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SUPPLEMENT 

The Genealogist of New York City, who gave us the an- 
cestors of Reuben Courtright, said he could not establish the 
connection between our Jan and Jan, the first Immigrant, 
but while searching in the genealogical department of the 
state library at Des Moines, Iowa, in January 1916, we dis- 
covered the following in Vol. 5 of Colonial Families of Unit- 
ed States by George Norbury Mackensie. 

The first of this family (Courtright) of whom we have 
record was one Bastiaen or Sebastian of Kortryk, Flanders 
in 1586. He afterwards moved to Leerdam, Holland, where 
his two children were born. 

Jan Bastiaensen Kortryk, b. 1618. 
Michiel Kortryk, b. 1620. 

Jan Bastiaensen Van Kortryk, of Leerdam, Holland, b. 
1618, moved to the village of Beest farther up the Linge, 
where all his children were born. He came to America as 
stated in the Introduction. He bot a brewery on Staten 
Island, but soon sold it and purchased a piece of land at 
Kingsbridge. His wife's name is unknown. 

His children were: 

Cornelius Van Kortryk, b. 1645; d. 1689. 
Hendrick Jansen Van Kortryk, b. 1648. 
Laurens Jansen Van Kortryk, b. 1651. 
Beitie Van Kortryk, b. 1659. 

Hendrick Jansen Van Beest, later called Hendrick Jan- 
sen Van Kortryk, of Esopus, N. Y., b. in Beest, Holland, 
came to America with his father and bot land near Stuyve- 
sant's Bowery, Feb. 12, 1669, but did not long hold it, he 
and brother Laurens going to Esopus, where he m. Cather- 
ine Haws. All their children were baptised in Reformed 
Dutch Church in New York City. 

Their children were: 

John or Jan Kortryk, b. at Harlem, N. Y., 1674, bot land at Montbackus, 
where he raised a large family, having m. Maria Vrendenburg. (See 
page 11.) 

Hendrick Van Kortryk, b. 1677.1 (His descent is given in above mentioned 
book.) V 

Cornelius Van Kortryk, b. l^SftrV^JQ/ 

Geertie Van Kortryk, b. 1682. ^ 

Arie Van Kortryk, b. 1684. 

Antie Van Kortryk, b. 1686. 

Laurence Van Kortryk, b. 1688. 

Jacob Van Kortryk, b. 1692. 

Peter Van Kortryk, b. 1696. 

Catherine Van Kortryk, b. 1699. 



INTRODUCTION 



Dear Cousins All : — 

It is with pleasure that we present to you this little book. 
We have tried to make it a complete record of the grand- 
children of Rheuben Courtright, but have not quite reached 
the mark. We have written many letters, hired woj-k done 
by a geneaologist, and searched thru the records in the 
genealogical department of the State Library at Des Moines, 
but still we have not obtained all the information we had 
hoped to get. 

We wish to say here, that much credit must be given 
to Mrs. Josephine Shively of Peoria, Ilhnois, and Mrs. Emma 
Bills of Sterling, Illinois, for help given us; if it had not 
been for their untiring zeal, we never would have been 
able to finish this record. 

Of the twenty-one children of Rheuben Courtright, only 
three are now living; one never married and four died in 
infancy. Of the eighty grandchildren, twenty-six are now 
alive, seven never married, fourteen died young and six 
never had any children. We have the record of eight pairs 
of twins. Rheuben had one, one pair is among the grand- 
children, three in the great grandchildren, and three among 
the great-great grandchildren. 

We were not able to learn anything authentic in regard 
to the families of Rheuben Courtright's mother or his 
father's mother. We found the parents of several Margaret 
-i^Westfalls and Elizabeth Kools, but, as their connection with 
, the Courtright's could not be established for a certainty, 
we did not put them in, as we have nothing in this record 
we do not consider authentic. 

We are not perfectly satisfied with the result of our 
six years' of work on this record, but hope it will please 
you and that you will prize it more and more as the years 
pass and remember that each and every one of you will 
always have a warm place in our hearts for the help you 
have given us in getting this book ready, as our main object 
was a selfish one ; we wanted it for our own children, great- 
great grandchildren of Rheuben Courtright. 

Yours truly, 
PARDON HEAD, 
HARRIETT HEAD. 

Liscomb, Iowa, October, 1915. 



ORIGIN 



In regard to the origin of the name Courtright, Samuel 
W. Courtright in his book (1907), History of the Courtright 
Family, claims that they are descended from a Spanish 
nobleman, Cortez, who was converted to Protestantism 
under John Calvin, and, on account of the persecutions in 
Spain, he, with many followers, emigrated to Flanders in 
Holland and settled on the river Lys, and there they builded 
a city and named it for their leader, Kortryk, the Dutch way 
of spelling and pronouncing Cortez. They lived there and 
prospered for a hundred years or more, then, tiring of the 
constant warfare on account of their religion, they emi- 
grated to the New Harlaam in America. 

On April 16, 1663, Jan or John Bastiansen Kortregt, his 
three sons and daughter, with their families, together with 
his brother Micheal and his family, with others, took pas- 
sage in the good ship Brindled Cow, Jan Bergen, master, and 
set sail for America. 

Altho an exhaustive search has been made, the connec- 
tion between this first immigrant and Jan, the first ancestor 
of Rheuben that we have, has not been established. 

In the last years of the eighteenth century the name 
Kortryk was so far Anglecized as to be spelled Kortright. 
Not much attention was paid to spelling in those days and 
we find it written in many different ways. After the 
Revolution it was changed to Courtright, but all Cortrights, 
Cutrights, Cartrights and Cartwrights are descended from 
the original Cortez or Kortryk. 



HISTORY 



In Orange County, New York, at one time the Protestant 
Dutch Reformed Church was powerful in poHtical affairs. 
Only magistrates of the church could hold office and the 
Lutherans were not allowed to worship or even baptize their 
infants. 

The ancestors of Rheuben Courtright evidently lived in 
this county, as the names of three children of Jan are found 
in the list of baptisms of the Kingston Reformed Church. 

The Kingston church was organized under the name of 
the town of Orange, October 24, 1694. The center of the 
tract or township was Tappan, where a Glebe for the support 
of the minister was laid out. 

The Minissink-Machackmack church, where the baptisms 
of the next generation are found, was established in 1737, 
near an Indian burying ground in what is now Port Jervis, 
New York. All that valley from Kingston, New York, to 
Warren, New Jersey, was called Minissink, the name being 
given it by the early Dutch traders, and it was occupied by 
the Indian tribe Minis, and composed the land drained by 
the upper waters of the Delaware. 

The first white settler in the tract was William Teitsoort, 
his deed being dated April 10, 1708. He was a blacksmith 
and was welcomed by the Indians. Later the whites were 
harassed, because, as other early settlers did, they took 
advantage of the Indians when they bought the land. They 
were to have as much land as a man could walk around in a 
day, but he ran instead of walked ; then the whites caused 
the Indians to become intoxicated and they did not pay the 
full price agreed upon. 



SOLDIERS 



None of the descendents of Rheuben Courtright now 

living know whether or not any of his ancestors served in 

• ,^,^ the RevolutionJl^nd as the records of New Jersey were 

^'*^*^^S^''- burned at the sacking of Washington in the War of 1812^ 

ti^g^ii/}^ such information will never be obtainable. 

Of the descendants of Rheuben Courtright, one son, six 
grandsons, one son-in-law and four grandsons-in-law served 
in the Civil War on the Northern side and one son on the side 
of the South. 

The son who served the South v/as Isaac Bedell Court- 
right (No. 21), having married a Southern woman and living 
in South Carolina. Not knowing how to learn the particulars 
of his service, we cannot tell anything of it. Little is known 
of him after he left Sterling, Illinois, in the early '60s, but 
it is thot he is buried at Jacksonville, Florida. 

Of those on the Northern side, the son Samuel (No. 31), 
served but a short time, as he gave his life for his country. 
He enlisted September 3, 1862, at Newark, New Jersey, in 
Co. A, 27th N. J. Inf., and died in Emory Hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C, November 17, 1862, and is buried in Arlington 
cemetery. 

The son-in-law was William Howard (No. 37). He served 
four years and five months as Corp. of Co. G, 39th Ills. Inf. 
and as flag bearer ; being wounded twice, once very severely, 
but escaped many times, although the men at his side 
received the bullet aimed at him. 

Of the grandsons, four were the sons of Phoebe (No. 20), 
one of Catherine (No. 22), and one of Jane (No. 24). Of 
the grandsons-in-law, one was Phoebe's, two Jane's and one 
Margaret's (No. 26). 

Phoebe Courtright Decker's four sons were: James 
Rheuben (No. 41), Peter (No. 44), Joshua (No. 45), and 
George M. (No. 46), and the son-in-law was Wesson Wilbur 
(No. 48). Peter was the only one who lost his life, being 
wounded at Dutch Gap; he died at Fort Monroe, October 
19, 1864. Peter and his brother Joshua were privates in Co. 
H, 96th N. Y., and enrolled January 1, 1864. Joshua was 
mustered out at City Point, Virginia, February 6, 1866. 
George M. Decker was in the 109th N.Y., enlisting in August, 
1862, serving two years and eleven months. James Rheuben 



SOLDIERS 9 

was in Co. K, 179th N. Y. The son-in-law, Wesson Wilbur, 
was in Co. C, 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. 

Catherine Courtright Woolley's son. Miles T. Woolley 
(No. 57), and Jane Courtright Siddles' son-in-law, Warren 
Young (No. 63), were in the same company, the latter enlist- 
ing in August and the former in September, 1862 in Co. C, 
75th Ills. Inf. Warren Young was killed in January, 1863, 
and Miles T. Woolley was wounded in November, 1862, in the 
left forearm and received an honorable discharge. 

Jane Courtright Siddle's son James (No. 61) and son-in- 
law, Jabez W. Todd (No. 66) were togethei- all thru the war 
in Co. K, 15th Ills. Inf. They enlisted at Mt. Carroll, Ills., 
April 27, 1861, and were mustered into service the following 
month at Freeport, Ills. They were under General Grant and 
were in seventeen battles, among them being Shiloh, Fort 
Donaldson, Vicksburg and the Siege of Jackson, Mississippi. 
Their captain was Adam Nase and commander Thomas J. 
Turner. They served their full time, three years, and were 
honorably discharged June 14, 1864. 

Margaret Courtright Woolley's son-in-law, Jacob Ernst 
(No. 79), was also in the service, but we were not able to 
get any of his record. 



EXPLANATIONS 



Each person has a number. Wishing to find any one 
particular person, look in the index and that will tell you 
his number; then look for that number in the small type. 
If there is a — after the number, you will find more about 
him in the next generation ; if there is no — , all that we 
know about him is there; b. means born, d. died, m. mar- 
ried, and dau. daughter. 



THE FAMILIES 



First Generation. 

I. Jan Kortregt m. Maria Vredenburg. 

Maria Vredenburg was the dan. of William Isaacson 
Vredenburg- from The Hague, who mariied in New York, 
October 19, 1664, Appolonia Barentse, dan. of Barent Jacob- 
son Cool. Vredenburg was a soldier in the service of the 
West Indies Company. He settled in Esopus, now Ulster 
County, New York, near Kingston, where two of his children 
were baptised: Abraham Vredenburg, January 27, 1682; 
Jannatje Vredenburg, April 6, 1684. 

The three children, whose baptisms are found in the 
Kingston Church Records, are: 

2. Hendrik Kortregt, bap. July 1, 1704. 

3. Appolonia Kortregt, bap. August 11, 1706. 
4 — Arien Kortregt, bap. September 11, 1709. 

Second Generation. 

4. Arie or Arien Kortright (Jan 1), bap. at Kingston, 
New York, September 11, 1709; m. Elizabeth Kool (Cole). 

They had seven children, the first one recorded in the 
Kingston Dutch Reformed Church, and the rest in the 
Minissink-Machackmack church records. 

5. Johannes Kortright, bap. June 18, 1734. 

6. Lydia Kortright, bap. November 1, 1738; prob. died young. 

7. Elizabeth Kortright, bap. June 17, 1740. 

8. Cathrina Kortright, bap. May 3, 1743. 

9. Samuel Kortright, bap. May 19, 1745; prob. died young. 
10. Lydia Koi-tright, bap. February 22, 1747. 

11. — Samuel Kortright, bap. September 10, 1749. 

Third Generation. 

II. Samuel Cortright (Jan. 1, Arie 4), bap. at Kingston, 
New York, September 10, 1749 ; d. in Sandyston twp., Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, July 1, 1828; m. Margruetje or Gretje 
Westfall (Westfail, Westvale, etc.) ; d. in Sandyston twp., 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, February 15, 1822. 

Samuel Cortright undoubtedly moved to Sussex Co., New 



12 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Jersey, before 1785, as there is a deed on file in that county, 
dated October 8, 1785, conveying a farm of 75 acres from 
Elizabeth Cortright to Samuel and Petrius Cortright, "said 
parties then occupying the land." 

The names of the first three children were obtained from 
relatives now living and the other four from the baptismal 
records of the Minissink-Machackmack Dutch Reformed 
Church at what is now Port Jervis, New York, but the order 
is uncertain. 

12. Aaron Cortright, buried in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New- 
Jersey. 

13. John Cortright, buried at same place. 

14. Daniel Cortright, b. 1770; d. March 14, 1827; m. and had 
son, Daniel, who lived at Boone, Iowa. 

15. Elsabeth Cortright, bap. November 25, 1776. 

16. Lydia Cortright, bap. November 1, 1780; buried at Smith- 
bury, New York; m. Elijah Bennett, had son, Elijah. 

17.— Rheuben Cortright, b. April 23, 1790. 

18. Petrus Cortright, b. June 28, 1798; bap. October 14, 1807. 

Fourth Generation. 

17. Rheuben Cortright (Jan. 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11), b. 
in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, April 23, 1790; 
bap. July 25, 1790; d. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, August 8, 1875, buried in Hickory Grove cemetery ; 
m. 1st in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, October 
9, 1808, Deborah Bedell, b. in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., 
New Jersey, April 30, 1790; d. in Sandyston tv/p., Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, March 18, 1827, buried there; m. 2nd in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, April, 1830, Eliza- 
beth Van Etten, b. August 10, 1812 ; d. at her home two miles 
southeast of Coleta, Whiteside Co., Illinois, October 26, 1890, 
dau. of John Van Etten and Maiy Petron. 

The search for the parentage of Deborah Bedell was 
without definite results, but the following, found in Geneal- 
ogies by John Littel, may refer to her ancestors: Henry 
Bedell lived in the Passaic Valley, his first wife's name was 
Sutton, by whom he had two children, John, who married 
Deborah Mulford, dau. of Capt. John Mulford, and Henry, 
who went to Sussex Co., married and raised a family there. 
Deborah had a brother, John Bedell, who d. in the 1890s, and 
a sister Elizabeth, who d. February 29, 1900, and m. 1st 
Aaron Bennett ; 2nd Abram Rosenkrans, by whom she had a 
dau., who m. Dr. T. H. Stetler, who lives at Paw Paw, Illinois. 

Elizabeth Van Etten's father served in the Revolutionary 
Army. She had two brothers, John and James Van Etten, 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 13 

and a sister, Sarah Van Etten, who was b. July 15, 1804. 
Elizabeth became a member of the Christian church in 1872 
and lived ever after a consistent, religious life. She died of 
paralysis and was buried by the side of her husband in 
Hickory Grove cemetery. 

Rheuben Cortright and his family lived in Sandyston 
twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, and all his children were born 
there, on the farm which he owned. In the spring of 1855 
he moved with part of his children to Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
where several of his children, being married, had preceded 
him, and settled on his own farm in New Genesee twp. and 
lived there the remainder of his life. 

He had eleven children by his first wife and ten by the 
second, the baptism of the first three being recorded in the 
Dutch Reformed Church at what is now Port Jervis, New 
York. 

19. Peter Cortright, b. November 1, 1809; bap. November 18, 
1813; d. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, of cancer, July 28, 1874, buried in 
Hickory Grove cemetery; unm. 

20.— Pheby Cortright, b. January 11, 1811. 

21.— Isaac Bedell Cortright, b. April 18, 1813. 

22. — Catherine Cortright, b. January 7, 1815. 

23.— Lucinda Cortright, b. April 30, 1816. 

24.— Jane Cortright, b. May 27, 1818. 

25.— William H. Cortright, b. April 26, 1820. 

26.— Margaret Cortright, b. February 6, 1822. 

27.— John Cortright, b. October 10, 1823. 

28.— Deborah Elizabeth Cortright, K b. March 18, 1827. 

29. Mary Cortright, ) b. March 18, 1827; d. at once. 

30. Benjamin Cortright, b. July 22, 1831; d. January 23, 1833. 
31.— Samuel Cortright, b. July 13, 1833. 

32.— Mary Elizabeth Cortright, b. October 11, 1835. 

33. William H. Cortright, b. November 21, 1837; d. April 12, 1845. 

34.— Levi Cortright, b. January 27, 1840. 

35.— George T. Cortright, b. September 14, 1843. 

36. Partial Cortright, b. August 7, 1845; d. young. 

37.— Lydia Ann Cortright, b. August 22, 1848. 

38.— Josephine Cortright, b. October 20, 1850. 

39. — Aaron D. Cortright, b. December 2. 1852. 

Fifth Generation. 

20. Phoebe Cortright (Jan. 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17), b. in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, Jan- 
uary 11, 1811 ; bap. in Minissink Dutch Reformed Church, 
November 18, 1813; d. at Union Center, Broom Co., New 
York, May 13, 1890; m. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, Thomas 
Decker, b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, January 14, 1807; d. 
at Union Center, Broom Co., New York, August 4, 1888. 

Thomas Decker was a farmer and the last ten years of 



14 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

their lives they Hved at Union Center, New York. Both 
were members of the M. E. Church. 

They had thirteen children, all were born in Sussex Co., 
New Jersey, except the last one, and he was born in Susque- 
hanna Co., Pennsylvania. 

40. — Catherine J. Decker, b. December 1, 1832. 
41. — James Rheuben Decker, b. March 8, 1836. 
42. — Margaret Ann Decker, b. October 16, 1837. 

43. Amanda Decker, b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, September 
21, 1838; d. at Oswego, Tioga Co., New York, February 24, 1863; m. 
Rheuben Courtright, d. 1914, a R. R. man, who m. 2nd time. 

44. Peter Decker, b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, February 4, 1841; 
d. October 19, 1864; m. Mary VanGorder, leaving immediately after 
marriage for the front (see Soldiers). No children. 

45. — Joshua Decker, b. January 6, 1843. 

46. — George M. Decker, b. October 15, 1844. 

47.— John E. Decker, b. January 12, 1846. 

48. — Emma Frances Decker, b. August 18, 1847. 

49. Elias Decker, b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, October 26, 1850; 
unm.; lives at 6318 Yale Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Painter by trade. 

50.— Sarah M. Decker, b. July 2, 1852. 

51. Mary Etta Decker, b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, May 2, 1854; 
d. between 1874 and '84; unm. 

52. — David Reeves Decker, b. March 4, 1857. 

21. Isaac Bedell Cortright (same descendant as 20), b. 
in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, April 18, 1813 ; 
bap. in Minissink Dutch Reformed Church, November 18, 
1813; d., buried at Jacksonville, Florida; m. at Abbeville, 
South Carolina, December 16, 1847, Lizzie Ann Floride 
Kingsmore; b. in 1832; d. in Anderson, South Carolina, in 
1901. 

When first married they lived in South Carolina, then 
went to Sterling, Illinois, living there a year or so, then going 
back south. He was a tailor by trade. She married the 
second time and her two children took the name of her hus- 
band, Norryce. 

They had three children: 

53. John Clarridge Courtright, b. October 4, 1850; d. young. 
54. — Mary Janet Courtright (Norryce), b. August 15, 1852. 
55. — Louis Edwin Courtright (Norryce), b. November 10, 1856. 

22. Catherine Cortright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, January 7, 1815 ; d. 
at the home of her daughter in Omaha, Nebraska, January 
6, 1909; m. in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, 
December 25, 1833, William Bradford Woolley, b. in De- 
Ruyter, New York, March 16, 1808; d. at Yankton, South 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 15 

Dakota, May 12, 1889, son of Miles Treadwell Woolley and 
Susan Morey of Madison Co., New York. 

William B. Woolley was raised in Madison Co., New York, 
but went to Sussex Co., New Jersey, to work at his trade, 
carpentering-, and there met Catherine Cortright and mar- 
ried her. They lived in Sussex Co., New Jersey, until 1838 
or '39, when they moved to DeRuyter, New York, living- 
there until 1853, when they moved to Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
settling on a farm in Clyde twp. In 1886 they moved to 
Yankton, South Dakota, and both are buried there. After 
her husband's death, Catherine made her home with her 
daughter in Omaha, Nebraska. 

They had three children : 

56.— Arminda Woolley, b. July 21, 1837. 

57.— Miles Treadwell Woolley, b. January 15, 1840. 

58.— Mary Amelia Woolley, b. October 29, 1841. 

23. Lucinda Courtright (same descent as 20), b, in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, April 30, 1816; d. 
from the bite of a dog, August 22, 1848, buried in Sandyston 
twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey. 

She had one daughter : 

59.— Sarah Elizabeth Courtright, b. April 13, 1842, 

24. Jane Cortright (same descent as 20), b. in Sandys- 
ton twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, May 27, 1818 ; d. Novem- 
ber, 14, 1854, buried in Old Science Ridge cemetery in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois ; m. in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., 
New Jersey, about 1834, Joseph Siddles, b. in 1806 ; d. April 
8, 1873, buried in Hickory (5[rove cemetery in Whiteside 
Co., Illinois. 

They had seven children: 

60.— Louisa Siddles, b. June 27, 1835. 

61. — James Siddles, b. September 25, 1837. 

62. Malena Siddles, b. August 25, 1838; d. on the farm near 

Millidgeville, Illinois, October 2, 1908; m. 1st Richardson, d.; m. 

2nd Tracy, d.; m. 3rd at Millidgeville, Illinois, December 23, 

1889, James Dean, a widower with four children, b. in England. No 
children. 

63.— Samantha Siddles, b. September 12, 1842. 

64.— Milan Siddles, b. December 19. 1847. 

65.— Jane Siddles, b. February 12, 1853. 

66.— Etta Siddles, b. November 3, 1854. 

25. William H. Courtright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, April 26, 1820; d. 
in Morrison, Illinois, September 16, 1890 ; buried in Hickory 



16 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Grove cemetery ; m. at Pompey Hill, New Jersey, December 
22, 1842, Mary Traiiger, b. at Pompey Hill, New Jersey, July 
25, 1825; d. at Morrison, Illinois, March 28, 1899; dau. of 
Lewis Trauger and Elizabeth Adams, of Bucks Co., Pennsyl- 
vania, of German descent, and a twin sister of John Court- 
right's wife. She was buried by the side of her husband 
in Hickory Grove cemetery. 

After his marriage William Courtright lived five years in 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, then moved to Lucerne Co., Penn- 
sylvania, living there five years. In 1852 he moved with his 
family and his brother John and his family to Whiteside Co., 
Illinois. The two brothers bought a farm together, but later 
dissolved the partnership and William bought another farm, 
where he lived until he moved to the town of Morrison in the 
spring of 1890. 

In politics William Courtright was a Republican until 
1880, when he became a Prohibitionist, being very earnest in 
the work for temperance, holding political rallies on the lawn 
of his country home. He was prominent in the M. E. Church, 
of which he was a life-long member, being class leader and 
member of the church board for years, both in Morrison and 
in the Hickory Grove Church, which he helped materially to 
build in 1863, both with work and money. His wife was also 
prominent in the community in which they lived, being a 
midwife and neighborhood nurse. 

They had eleven children : 

67.— Henry T. Courtrig'ht, b. February 11, 1844. 

68. — Sarah Elizabeth Courtrig'ht, b. Auj?ust 11, 1845. 

69. John G. Courtright, b. March 16, 1847; d. November 14, 1847. 

70. — William Ready Courtright, b. January 7, 1850. 

71._Delila A. Courtright, b. December 14, 1851. 

72. — Miles Arosco Courtright, b. October 15, 1856. 

73. Candace A. Courtright, b. February 19, 1859; d. October 
28 1859. 

74. Chester B. Courtright, b. September 30, 1861; d. March 
28, 1864. 

75. Wilber B. Courtright, b. October 7, 1863; d. December 
24, 1863. 

76. Mary Anna May Courtright, b. February 14, 1866 (see 
No. 52). 

77. — Emma Ophelia Courtright, b. January 24, 1868. 

26. Margaret Cortright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, February 6, 1822 ; 
d. at Sterling, Illinois, February, 1912 ; m. in 1840, Benjamin 
Franklin Woolley, b. May 10, 1810 ; d. at Sterling, IlHnois, 
December 11, 1872, son of Miles Treadwell Woolley and 
Susan Morey of Madison Co., New York. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 17 

Margaret Cortright lived with her parents in Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, and after her sister, Catherine Woolley, 
moved to Madison Co., New York, slie went to visit her and 
met her sister's brother-in-law and married him. After 
their marriage they lived in Onandago Co., New lork. until 
1850, when they moved to Whiteside Co., Illinois, traveling 
from Chicago with an ox team. Tliey were the first of the 
Courtrights or Woolleys to go to that locality and bought a 
farm from the government in New Genesee twp. and built a 
log house on it. 

They had seven children : 

78. — Francis Martin Woolley, b. Mav 22, 1841. 

79.— Maria Ellen Woolley, b. March" 7, 1843. 

80.— Hartson Courtright WooDev, b. December 22, 1845. 

81. Alonzo Alrov Woolley. b. Abgixst 16. 1848: d. March 19, 1865. 

82.— Florence Aurilla Woolley, b. October 13, 1369. 

83. Adolphus Alvin Woolley, d. aged 6. 

84. — Benjamin DeLisle Woolley, b. Deceivber 5, 1863. 

27. John Courtright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, October 10, 1823; 
d. at Sterling, Illinois, March 17, 1910, buried there; m. in 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, Decembe}' 29, 1848. Sarah Ann 
Trauger, b. at Pompey Hill, New Jersey, Ju y 25, 1825; d. 
at Sterling, Illinois, December 31, 1906, dau. of Lewis 
Trauger and Elizabeth Adams of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 
and twin sister of William Courtright's wife. 

John Courtright learned the carpenter trade, which he 
followed for a number of years in New Jersey and the first 
summer in Illinois, where he moved with his wife and 
daughter in 1852, settling on a farm in New Genesee twp., 
Whiteside Co., paying three and a half dollars an acre for 
the land. He and his wife worked hard, lived frugally, and 
added to their property from time to time until at his death 
his holdings were extensive and valuable in Illinois as well 
as in North Dakota and Kansas. John and his wife left their 
farm in 1891 and moved to the town of Sterling and there 
lived until their deaths. 

They had two children : 

85. — Amanda Jane Courtright, b. July 4, 1850. 
86. Lester W. Courtright, b. in Illinois, January 24, 1855; d. 
February 1, 1861, buried in Hickory Grove cemetery. 

28. Deborah Elizabeth Cortright (same descent as 20), 
b. in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, March 18, 
1827; d. at Lohrville, Iowa, March 12, 1887, buried there; 



18 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

m. probably in Sussex Co., New Jersey, in 1849, Eli GrifRn 
of Lucerne Co., Pennsylvania; b. May, 1829, still living at 
Lavina, Iowa, having married again. 

Mr. GrifRn was a carpenter and followed his trade all his 
life. After their marriage they lived in Lucerne Co., Penn- 
sylvania, for two or three years, when they moved to Ster- 
ling, Illinois, and in 1871 to Seward, Nebraska, living there 
five years, then to Lohrville, Calhoun Co., Iowa. 

They had nine children : 

87.— Mary Griffin, b. December 3, 1849. 
88. Phoebe Jane Griffin, d. in childhood. 
89.— James H. Griffin, b. November 20, 1852. 
90.— Harriet Elzirah Griffin, b. March 20, 1854. 
91.— Henrietta L. Griffin, b. December 19, 1856. 
92. Francis Adelbert Griffin, d. in infancy. 
93._Alvin White Griffin, b. July 10, 1859. 
94. — Armilla Jane Griffin, b. January 10, 1860. 
95.— Omer E. Griffin, b. January 9, 1870. 

31. Samuel Courtright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston, Sussex Co., New Jersey, July 13, 1833 ; d. Novem- 
ber 17, 1862; m. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, July 16, 1853, 
Melinda Jane Van Etten, dau. of John Van Etten. 

He served in the Union Army (see Soldiers). His widow 
married again and lived in New Jersey. 
They had three children : 

96. Wilson Courtright, d. of consumption in 1878. 
97.— Allen Courtright, b. August 2, 1857. 

98. Stella Courtright, m. Bole, and had a son, and both 

she and her son are dead. 

32. Mary Elizabeth Courtright (same descent as 20), b. 
in Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, October 11, 
1835 ; d. at Hornersville, New York, February 28, 1903 ; m. 
January 15, 1853, Aaron Depue, d. at Hornersville, New 
York, October 30, 1900. 

They lived at Oswego, New York, then moved to White- 
side Co., Illinois, where they had a son born and died and 
buried in Hickory Grove cemetery. Later they moved to 
Hornersville, New York. 

They had a daughter: 

99. Alice Depue, b. in Oswego, New York; d. December 21, 1899; 
m. John W. Tilbury, a R. R. conductor; no children. 

34. Levi Courtright (same descent as 20) , b. in Sandys- 
ton twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, January 27, 1840; d. at 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 19 

Coleta, Illinois, November 27, 1900, buried in Hickory 
Grove cemetery ; m. at Coleta, Illinois, by the pioneer Meth- 
odist preacher, Peter Cartwright, December 24, 1861, Sarah 
P. Franklin, b, in Muskingum Co., Ohio, February 12, 1841, 
dau. of Simeon Franklin and Catherine Funk of Whiteside 
Co., Illinois. 

Levi Courtright was a farmer all his life. The first few 
years after his marriage he rented, and in 1873 bought a 
farm in Whiteside Co., Illinois, where he lived until his 
death. In politics he was a Republican and the entire family 
were members of the Methodist church. 

They had five children : 

100.— Emma Viola Courtright, b. February 6, 1864. 

101. Martha Courtright, b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, July 7, 1867; m. at Morrison, Illinois, Thomas Howard Leester, 
b. December 31, 1866. She had six children. Lives on a farm near 
Cheppeway, Wisconsin. 

102.— Charles Courtright, b. January 9, 1869. 

103.— Fred H. Courtright, \ b. November 21, 1871. 

104. Frank M. Courtright, '/ b. at Coleta, Whiteside Co., Illi- 
nois, November 21, 1871; m. at Morrison, Illinois, November 28, 1899, 
Ida Bry, b. at Brookville, Ogle Co., Illinois, September 3, 1876, dau. of 
Sylvester Bry and Sarah Amanda Reiter. Live at Polo, Illinois, R. 
F. D. No. 8. No children. 

35. George T. Courtright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, September 14, 
1843 ; d. at Sterling, Illinois, July 7, 1910, buried in Riverside 
cemetery; m. in Hopkinstown twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
by Rev. Paddock, July 8, 1865, Elizabeth C. Wears, dau. of 
Hugh Wears and Mary Bagkyof same place. 

She married the second [time and lives at Ingleside, 
Texas. y}e-c^^ 

They had three children : </ 

105. Laughren R. Courtright, b. in HopkinstowTi twp., Whiteside 
Co., Illinois, May 29, 1866; d. in Eden twp., Benton Co., Iowa, Septem- 
ber 5, 1867. 

106. Ernest Grant Courtright, b. in Eden twp., Benton Co., Iowa, 
August 3, 1868; m. in Longmount, Boulder Co., Colorado, by Rev. C. 
Hoyle, July 3, 1891, Metta Adams, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. J. B, Adams 
of same place. Lives at Ingleside, Texas. 

107. Edith E. Courtright, b. in Lyndon twp., Whiteside Co., Illi- 
nois, February 28, 1871; d. in Center Point, Linn Co., Iowa., January 
18, 1878. 

37. Lydia Ann Cortright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, August 29, 1848 ; 



20 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

m. at Sterling, Illinois, March 31, 1866, William Howard, d. 
at Sterling, Illinois, March 31, 1913. 

LySia Ann Cortright came with her parents to White- 
side Co.. Illinois, in 1855 and lived on her father's farm until 
her marriage. After that she lived in the town of Sterling, 
where her husband held many county offices of trust. He 
served in the Civil War (see Soldiers). 

They had four children: 

108.— Florinda L. Howard, b. October 23, 1867. 
109.— Herbert A. Howard, b. September 20, 1870. 
110.— Maud E. Howard, b. January 15, 1873. 

111. Leroy A. Howard, b. May 5, 1875; m. July 4, 1914, Molly 
Doersam. 

38. Josephine Cortright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp. Sussex Co., New Jersey, October 20, 1850; 
m. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, by Rev. George S. Young, 
October 29, 1867, Henry B. Shively, b. at Lyndon, Illinois, 
December 12, 1853 ; d. at Peoria, Illinois, October 31, 1906, 
son of Samuel and Lucy ( ) Shively. 

Josephine Cortright lived with her parents in New 
Jersey and Illinois until her marriage and has seen many 
wonderful changes during her life ; from the out-door Dutch 
oven on her father's farm in New Jersey to the wonderful 
feats performed in the air in Peoria in 1910 and 1914, when 
DeLoyd Thompson looped the loop with his biplane. It has 
also been her privilege to see tv/o of the presidents of the 
United States, William McKinley, when he made an address 
at the unveiling of the soldiers' monument in Peoria and 
Theodore Roosevelt. She joined the Baptist church in July, 
1868, at Fredericksburg, Chickasaw Co., Iowa, and was bap- 
tised by Rev. Goodrich, the pastor. Dr. William S. Pitts, the 
composer of the famous song, "The Church in the Wild- 
wood," led the choir that stood on the bank of the creek and 
sang during the baptism. 

Henry B. Shively lived with his parents on their farm 
in Bremer Co., Iowa, until he was of age, when he went to 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, and learned the marble cutter's trade 
from his brother-in-law, R. B. Colcord. In March, 1868, he 
moved with his wife to Fredericksburg, Iowa, living there 
one year, then moved back to Whiteside Co., Illinois, settling 
at Lyndon and staying there about two years, then moving 
to Morrison, where they lived three years, he having a shop 
of his own and working at his trade. They returned to 
Lyndon and lived there until 1878, when they sold their 
home and moved to a farm in Dresden twp., Chickasaw Co., 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 21 

Iowa, near Fredericksburg, where they lived four years, then 
moved to Charles City, Iowa, where he worked for the Coral 
Marble Works for five years. In 1888 they moved to Peoria, 
Illinois, and he worked for the Peoria Marble Works until 
his death. Soon after going to Peoria they united with the 
Bethany Baptist church and Mr. Shively was a deacon and 
faithful worker in the church and Sunday school. In March, 
1892, they moved to the home they had built at 3015 North 
Adams street, where Josephine now lives with their two un- 
married sons, Raymond E. and Ernest C. Shively. 
They had five children: 

112.— Clarence Eugene Shively, b. April 13, 1869. 
113.— Edwin Monroe Shively, b. April 1, 1873. 

114. Raymond Everett Shively, b. at Lyndon, Whiteside Co., Illi- 
nois, March 24, 1877; unm. 

115. Ernest C. Shively, b. in Dresden twp., Chickasaw Co., Iowa, 
November 9, 1880; unm. 

116.— Grace Zela Shively, b. April 10, 1882. 



39. Aaron D. Courtright (same descent as 20), b. in 
Sandyston twp., Sussex Co., New Jersey, December 2, 1852 ; 
m, 1st in Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 15, 1873, Sarah n 
Ruth Wears, dau. of Hugh Wears and Mary &ag4eT3fTTop- A^'^'V^ 
kinstown twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois ; m. 2nd in Boulder Co., (y 
Colorado, January 9, 1903, Mary Helen McCauley. 

Aaron D. Courtright has had a checkered career, moving 
with his parents when only a little over two years old to 
Whiteside Co., Illinois. He lived there until the fall of 1875, 
working his father's farm after his marriage. Then he and 
his wife and baby moved in a wagon to Tama Co., Iowa, 
where they lived eleven years. In October, 1886, he moved 
with his family to Boulder Co., Colorado, and still lives there, 
being a market gardener at present, but has been a miner. 
After twenty-one years of married life, his wife tired of him 
and left him and married again. Aaron's second venture in 
matrimony did not prove satisfactory, so, after one week 
and one day, they separated. He has traveled extensively in 
the west and owns eighty acres of well improved land in 
Camden Co., Missouri. 

He had three sons by first wife : 

117. Burton Ralph Courtright, b. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, June 
24, 1875; lives with his father; unm. 

118. Chester Arthur Courtright, b. in Tama Co., Iowa, November 
15, 1881; lives at Portland, Texas; unm. 

119. Leon Ray Courtright, b. in Tama Co., Iowa, July 24, 1885; 
d. in Boulder Co., Colorado, November 2, 1887. 



22 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Sixth Generation. 

40. Catherine Jane Decker (Jan, 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20), b. in Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, December 1, 1832 ; d. probably in Hart , 
Michgian; m. Uriah Huffman. Lived in Tioga Co., New 
York, then in Windham, Bradford Co., Province of Ontario, 
Canada, then in Michigan. All efforts to locate any of this 
family have proved unavailing. 

They had six children: 

120. Salina Huffman, ( b. in Tioga Co., New York. 

121. Almina Huffman, / b. in Tioga Co., New York; d. young. 

122. Frank Huffman. 

123. Fred Huffman. 

124. Huffman, \ b. in Michigan. 

125. Huffman, ? b. in Michigan. 

41. James Eheuben Decker (same descent as 40), b. in 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, March 8, 1836 ; d. February 4, 1910, 
m. 1st Addie Gibbs, who lived but a short time ; m. 2nd Violet 
Norton of Union Center, New York, b. December 28, 1837 ; 
d. May 5, 1904, dau. of Henry Norton and Mary Howard. He 
served in the Union Army (see Soldiers) . 

They had one child : 

126.— Lillian Decker, b. March 25, 1871. 

42. Margaret Ann Decker (same descent as 40), b. in 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, October 16, 1837 ; d. September 6, 
1910; m. by Rev. Mr. (}orham at Binghamton, New York, 
February 22, 1856, David Johnson Meeker, b. in New Jersey, 
January 18, 1835, son of David L. Meeker, and Sarah Amelia 
Corby. He died July 4, 1879; m. 2nd at Binghampton, New- 
York, October, 1886, by Rev. Mr. Worden, Samuel N. Thomp- 
son, Sr., who died in May, 1902. 

She had ten children : 

127.— Charles E. Meeker, b. September 29, 1857. 

127%. Emma Jane Meeker, b. April 24, 1859; d. October 18, 
1861. 

128.— David L. Meeker, b. April 30, 1861. 

129.— George Henry Meeker, b. July 26, 1863. 

130.— Sara A. Meeker, b. August 6, 1865. 

131. — Addie Gertrude Meeker, b. September 8, 1867. 

132. — Thomas Rheuben Meeker, b. January 23, 1870. 

133. Bertie Meeker, b. March 25, 1872, in Conklin, New York; 
d. January 1, 1880. While coasting he broke thru the ice in the Sus- 
quehanna river and was drowned. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 23 

134.— Mary Ella Meeker, b. May 16, 1874. 

135. Phoebe Etta Meeker, b. November 5, 1876; m. at Bingham- 
ton, New York, in Conklin Avenue Baptist Church, by Rev. De Pugh 
Griffiths, June 28, 189D, Edward Vv'amer, son of Edward B. Warner 
and Emma Owens. No children. They live at 89 Tompkins street, 
Binghamton, New York. 

45. Joshua Decker (same descent as 40), b. in Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, January 6, 1843; d. at Chicago, IlHnois, 
December 4, 1907; m. at Sterling, Ilhnois, December 23, 
1874, Sarah M. Pexton, b. at Rome, New York, January 6, 
1857, dau. of George Pexton and Lavina Cole of Rome, New 
York. 

He served in the Civil War (see Soldiers). 
Widow lives with her daughter at 808 Sheridan Road, 
Evanston, Illinois. 

They had two children : 

136._Grace Decker, \ b. September 22, 1878. 

137. Bruce Decker, } b. September 22, 1878; d. young. 

46. George M. Decker (same descent as 40), b. in Sus- 
sex Co., New Jersey, October 15, 1844; m. 1st Abbie Gage; 
m. 2nd at Wheaton, Illinois, July 5, 1892, Minnie M. Craft, 
dau. of Joshua Craft and Elizabeth S. Knight. He served in 
the Civil War (see Soldiers). Lives at Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. 

He had one child by 1st marriage and one by 2nd, the 
latter dying at birth at Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1894. 

138. Grace Decker. 

47. John Decker (same descent as 40), b. in Sussex Co., 
New Jersey, January 12, 1846 ; d. in Binghamton, New York, 
October 5, 1914 ; m. at Westfield, Pennsylvania, December 15, 
1871, Fannie D. Thompson, b. at Westfield, Pennsylvania, 
December 16, 1849. Mrs. Decker lives at 16 Isabel Place, 
Leestershire, New York. 

They had six children: 

139. Floyd Decker, b. at Osceola, Pennsylvania, September 28, 
1872; d. at same place March 14, 1873. 

140. Oland P. Decker, b. at Osceola, Pennsylvania, February 17, 
1874; died at Binghamton, New York, July 30, 1889. 

141. — Ernest C. Decker, b. January 15, 1876. 
142.— Ella M. Decker, b. August 12, 1878. 
143.— Clifford L. Decker, b. December 4, 1880. 
144.— Ethel A. Decker, b. April 18, 1887. 



24 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

48. Emma Frances Decker (same descent as 40), b. in 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, August 18, 1847 ; m. October 9, 1867, 

Wesson Wilbur, son of Jonathan and Caroline ( ) Wilbur. 

Mr. Wilbur served in the Civil War (see Soldiers). They 
lived at Union Center, New York, until the spring of 1915, 
when they moved to their ov/n farm near Leestershire, New 
York. 

They had five children : 

145. Herbert T. Wilbur, b. October 14, I860; m. June 15, 1892, 

Mary Stalker, dau. of Gresham and Lucretia ( ) Stalker. No 

children. 

146.— Ada E. Wilbur, b. January 28. 1871. 

147.— Edna F. Wilbur, b. August 29, 1879. 

148.— Grace M. Wilbur, b. March 21, 1884. 

149.— Ernestine H. Wilbur, b. January 5, 1889. 

50. Sarah M. Decker (same descent as 40), b. in Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, July 2, 1852 ; m. at Owego, New York, Aug- 
ust 10, 1874, Esbon Osborn, d. Mrs. Osborn lives at Dixon, 
Illinois. 

They had two sons : 

150. Pearl Martin Osborn, unm. 

151. Harry Thome & Osborn, rn. Catheiine Plien. Lives at 311 
East 1st street, Dixon, Illinois. 

52. David Reeves Decker (same descent as 40), b. in 
Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, March 4, 1857 ; d. at Tulsa, 
Oklahoma, October 27, 1907 ; m. at Morrison, Illinois, Febru- 
ary 23, 1880, Mary Anna May Courtright (No. 76). Widow 
lives at Model Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

They had three sons : 

152. Clarence Reeves Decker, b. at Blencoe, Monona Co., Iowa, 
July 19, 1891. 

153. Orviile Dewey Deckei", b. at Onawa, Monona Co., Iowa, 
October 13, 1898. 

154. Elias Roscoe Decker, b. at Merrill, Plymouth Co., Iowa, 
December 1, 1902; d. at Iroquois, Beadle Co., South Dakota, July 21, 
1904. 

54. Mary Janet (Courtright) Norryce (Jan. 1, Arie 4, 
Samuel 11, Rheuben 17, Isaac Bedell 21), b. in South Caro- 
lina August 15, 1852 ; d. in Aiken, South Carolina, in 1908 ; 
m. Jonathan Buck Badger of Maine; d. in Aiken, South 
Carolina, about 1895. Both are buried there. 

Mary Janet Courtright took the sur-name of her mother's 
second husband, Norryce, and kept it until her marriage. 

They had son : 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 25 

155. Horace S. Badger, b. about 1874; unm.; lives at Aiken, 
South Carolina. 

55. Louis Edwin (Courtrig-ht) Norryce (same descent 
as 54), b. in South Carolina, November 10, 1856 ; m. January 
17, 1881, Ida M. Norris, d. at Columbia, South Carolina, 
hospital of an operation October 28, 1912, dau. of P. K. 
Norris of Anderson, South Carolina, a captain in the Con- 
federate Army, and Caroline Sanders of Charleston, South 
Carolina. 

Louis Edwin Courtright took sur-name of his mother's 
second husband, Norryce, and has always retained it. His 
childhood was spent mostly at private schools in Montgom- 
ery, Alabama, and Athens, Georgia. Later he studied law 
under a private tutor in Greenville, South Carolina, and was 
admitted to the bar of that state in 1879. He formed a co- 
partnership with Maj. J. H. Whitner and practiced about two 
years. From 1883 to 1886 he tried farming, but gave it up 
on account of the help problem. Then he was a clerk and 
book-keeper in a large mercliantile house for a year or two, 
then entered the field of merchandise brokerage and insur- 
ance. In 1882 he moved to Anderson, South Carolina, and 
has made his home there ever since. 

They had seven children: 

156. Thomas E. Norryce, b. July 24, 1882; d. in infancy. 

157. Clarridge W. Norryce, b. November 21, 1883; d. June 8, 1914; 
m. at Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1907, Annie T. Doughty. At the 
time of his marriage he was telegraph editor of the Charlotte Observer 
and was considered one of the brightest newspaper men in the state. 
At his death he was editor of the Daily Mail of Anderson, South 
Carolina. They had a daughter, b. October 14 1911. 

158. Lois Edna Norryce, b. July 16, 1886; m. Solomon H. Byron, 
editor of the Journal and Review, of Aiken, South Carolina. No 
children. 

159. Jessie Norryce, b. June 3, 1888: d. 1890. 

160. Kathleen Dupont Norryce, b. December 22, 1890; m. at 
Anderson, South Carolina, July 14, 1915, William Ernest McGuire. 
They live at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. 

161. Howell Ansell Norryce, b. July 5, 1893. 

162. Ida Nathlie Norryce, b. January 14, 1898. 

56. Arminda Woolley (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Catherine (Courtright) Woolley 22), b. in Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, July 21, 1837 ; d. in Liscomb twp. Marshall 
Co., Iowa, March 8, 1913 ; m. in Clyde twp., Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, March 6, 1856, Howland W. W. Head, b. in Madison 
Co., New York, March 6, 1834, son of Pardon Head and 
Phoebe Mitchell of Madison Co., New York. 

Arminda Woolley moved with her parents from Madison 



26 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Co., New York, to Whiteside Co., Illinois, in 1853. The first 
year she taught school in the country districts tvv'o terms and 
a half, but did not continue, as she became homesick and 
lonesome, as she was but sixteen years of age. Altho Ar- 
minda and her future husband lived in the same county and 
township in New York, they never met until later in Illinois. 
After their marriage they lived on their own farm in Clyde 
twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, until 1869, when they sold their 
farm and moved to Marshall Co., Iowa, and bought a farm 
five miles northwest of Oilman, in Greencastle twp. They 
lived there until the spring of 1887, when they moved to the 
town of Oilman, and lived there until six weeks before 
Arminda's death, when they went to the home of their son 
Pardon in the north part of the county, where she died. Mr. 
Head makes his home with his son, near Liscomb, Iowa. 
They had five children : 

163.— Pardon Head, b. April 17, 1858. 
164.— William Fremont Head, b. November 12, 1860. 
165.— Henry Ward Head, b. January 12, 1863. 
166. — Cora Amelia Head, b. November 11, 1868. 
167. — Minnie Phoebe Head, b. December 2, 1881. 

57. Myles Treadweil Woolley (same descent as 56), b. 
near DeRuyter, New York, January 10, 1840; d. at Hot 
Springs, South Dakota, of exposure and wounds received 
during his service in the army (see Soldiers), August 11, 
1892, buried at Yankton, South Dakota; m. at Round Orove, 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 22, 1866, Ellen Stone, dau. 
of Payson (joolidge Stone and Philadelphia Roberts. 

When about eleven years old Myles T. Woolley moved 
with his parents from Madison Co., New York, to Whiteside 
Co., Illinois. Early in his teens he entered Mt. Carroll Sem- 
inary at Mt. Carroll, Illinois, to study law, but his health 
failing, he was compelled to choose some profession less 
confining. He chose civil engineering, which he followed the 
remainder of his life. After recovering from his wound 
received in the war, he remained in Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
and was county surveyor for three years. In March, 1868, 
he moved with his wife and little son to Sioux City, Iowa, and 
in March, 1869, he went to Yankton, South Dakota, then 
Dakota Territory ,where the present family home was estab- 
lished. He was one of the government surveyors and had 
much to do with the surveying of the Dakotas. He was 
a Mason of high standing, a member of the Phil Kearney 
Post, O. A. R., and held various positions of public trust. He 
established the Yankton Savings Bank in 1885 and was 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 27 

actively connected with the bank at the time of his death. 
In 1888 he received the appointment from Goveinor Louis K. 
Church as one of the trustees of the Hospital for the Insane 
at Yankton, which position he held for two years. Mrs. 
Woolley lives with her daughter, Harriett E., at their home 
at 300 Fifth street East, Yankton, South Dakota. 
They had six children: 

168. — Birney Coolidge Woolley, b. September 6, 1867. 

169. Ossian Bradford Woolley, b. at Yankton, South Dakota, Jan- 
uary 16, 1872; m. August 31, 1899, Katherine Hoffman, dau. of 
Georgiana Hoffman and Julia Boston. He received his education in the 
public school and college at Yankton. In 1901 they moved to Seattle, 
Washington, where he was connected with the Northwestern Steamship 
Co. He spent one year in Nome, Alaska, in the interests of that 
company. From 1905 to 1913 he was cashier of the Union Savings 
Bank in Seattle, and Renton, Washington. In 1913 he established a 
real estate business, in which he is now engaged. 

170. Herbert Stone Woolley, b. in Yankton, South Dakota, De- 
cember 20, 1873; m, at Tacoma, Washington, November 30, 1909, Annie 
McAllister, dau. of Daniel McAllister and Winnefred McDonough. He 
received his education in the public schools and college at Yankton and 
at an early age left home to accept a position with the Standard Oil 
Company. Later he went to the northwest, where he opened a large 
mercantile business in Seattle, Washington, where, he is at present. 

171. Harriett Ellen Woolley, b. in Yankton, South Dakota, March 
29, 1877. She attended the public schools and college at Yankton. The 
years of 1895 and 1896 she spent at the State Normal School at Madi- 
son, South Dakota. In 1899 she graduated from the Business College 
at Sterling, Illinois. Instead of entering the business and professional 
field, for which she was educated, she assumed the responsibilities of 
the home, and is now living with her mother in the old homestead in 
Yankton, and is actively interested in all the church and philanthropic 
agencies of the town. 

172.— Laura Morse Woolley, b. April 12, 1880. 

173. Alice Stone Woolley, b. in Yankton, South Dakota, Septem- 
ber 12, 1882, She graduated from the Yankton High School in 1902. 
During her high school course she specialized in physical training. 
After teaching a year in Walshtown, South Dakota, she attended 
Yankton College for two years. From 1905 to 1907 she was Physical 
Director in the Young Women's Christian Association in Racine, Wis- 
consin, leaving there to enter Dr. Sargent's Normal School for Physi- 
cal Education at Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the summers of 
1906-1907-1908 she was engaged in Chautauqua work as Director of 
Out Door Sports for boys and girls. After her graduation from Sar- 
geant in 1908 she accepted the position as Director of the Department 
of Physical Education in the Young Women's Christian Association in 
Poughkeepsie, New York, which position she is now holding. During 
the summer of 1913 she took special work at Chautauqua, New York in 
physical education. 

58. Mary Amelia Woolley (same descent as 56), b. in 
DeRuyter, New York, October 29, 1841 ; m. in Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, March 21, 1871, James Bayne Mason, b. in Scotland. 



28 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Amelia Woolley, as she was always called, moved with 
her parents from Madison Co., New York, to Whiteside Co., 
Illinois. She attended Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Seminary several 
terms and taught school in the country districts of Whiteside 
Co. before her marriage. 

Mr. Mason came with his parents to this country when 
five years old. He is an architect and contractor. They 
lived in Morrison a few years, then moved to Omaha, Ne- 
braska, where they now reside at the California Apartments, 
corner of 17th and California streets. 

They had two children: 

174, — Mabel Clare Mason, b. February 15, 1874. 
175. — Claude William Mason, b. November 11, 1879. 

59. Sarah Elizabeth Courtright (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 
11, Rheuben 17, Lucinda 23), b. in Sandyston twp. Sussex 
Co., New Jersey, April 13, 1842 ; d. of dropsy near Milford, 
Dickinson Co., Iowa, March 25, 1913 ; m. probably in White- 
side Co., Illinois, October 14, 1858, Sampson Parrish, b. April 
25, 1835 ; d. September 28, 1904, son of Watson Parrish and 
Nancy Broodwell. 

They had nine children : 

176. — Melvin Austin Parrish, b. July 24, 1859. 

177. Charles Edward Parrish, b. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, July 
23, 1861; m. at Milford, Iowa, October 17, 1889, Grace Day, b. at 
Charlotte, Iowa, February 28, 1?68. No childien. 

178. — Harrison Parrish, b. November 8, 1863. 

179.— Loella May Parrish. b. September 7, 1865. 

180. Leonard Cheney Parrish, b. Novemoer 14, 1869; d. March 
17, 1886. 

181. — Emma M. Parrish, b. December 8, 1873. 

182.— Hattie G. Parrish, b. March 17, 1876. 

183. Ervin Parrish, b. November 28, 1878; d. February 7, 1880. 

184.— Nettie E. Parrish, b. October 3, 1884. 

60. Louisa Siddles (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheuben 
17, Jane (Cortright) Siddles 24), b. in Sussex Co., New 
Jersey, January 27, 1835 ; d. at Malvern, Whiteside Co., Illi- 
nois, September 15, 189 — ; m. December, 1860, Solomon 
Samuel Eshleman, b. in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, March 1, 
1827. 

They had five children: 

185. Emma Elizabeth Eshleman, b. at Morrison, Illinois, Novem- 
ber 6, 1861; d. at Ma'vem, Illinois, October 28, 1888. 

186. William Francis Eshleman, b. in 1863; d. at Morrison, Illi- 
nois, February 13, 1866. 

187. — Joseph Henry Eshleman, b. November 30, 1865. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 29 

188. — Benjamin Franklin Eshleman, b. February 4, 1868. 
189. — Cora May Eshleman, b. January 11, 1872. 

61. James Siddles (same descent as 60), b. September 
25, 1837; m. in New Genesee twp,, Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
October 8, 1865, Ruth Maria Burgess, b. at Ira, Cayuga Co., 
New York, March 16, 1847, dau. of Benjamin Burgess and 
Sarah Ann Amable. James Siddles served in the Civil War 
(see Soldiers). 

They had three children: 

190. Milan Siddles, b. January 3, 1871; d. February 11, 1872. 
191.— Charles Clinton Siddles, b. November 20, 1873. 
192.— Dora Viola Siddles, b. July 8, 1875. 

63. Samantha Siddles (same descent as 60) , b. Septem- 
ber 12, 1842, d. December 13, 1866 ; m. 1860, Warren Young, 
d. January, 1863. Mr. Young lost his life in the Civil War 
(see Soldiers). 

They had two daughters: 

193.— Harriet Luella Young, b. June 27, 1861. 
194.— Ida May Young, b. November 16, 1862. 

64. Milan Siddles (same descent as 60), b. in Susque- 
hanna Co., Pennsylvania, December 19, 1847; m. in 1879, 
Mary Louisa Miller, b. in Connecticut, May 3, 1852. 

They live at Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California. 
They had four children : 

195.— Catherine Fredreca Siddles, b. June 29, 1880. 
196.— V^iUiam Joseph Siddles, b. June 15, 1882. 
197.— Ida Siddles, b. February 8, 1888. 
198.— Jannettie Siddles, b. March 2, 1893. 

65. Jane Siddles (same descent as 60), b. in Illinois 
February 12, 1853; d. March 21, 1914; m. in 1870, Milo 
Burlingame, b. in Illinois, November 27, 1859 ; d. January 2, 
1915. 

They had three sons : 

199. — Burton Burlingame, b. November 25, 1880. 

200. Clyde Burlingame, b. at Clinton, Iowa, September 4, 1884; 
m. July 29, 1914, Gladys Judd, b. at Clinton, Iowa, October 4, 1894. 
No children. Lives at 223 Second street, Clinton, Iowa. 

201. Ray Burlingame, b. at Clinton, Iowa, August 22, 1889; 
m. May 22, 1908, Edna Schumacher. No children. Lives at Clinton, 
Iowa. 



30 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

66. Etta Siddles (same descent as 60), b. in East Science 
Ridge, Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 3, 1854; m. at 
Millidgeville, Carroll Co., Illinois, December 28, 1878, Jabez 
W. Todd, b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, August 18, 1841, son of 
Eliakim W. Todd and Maranda Campbell. 

Jabez W. Todd served in the Civil War (see Soldiers). 
They had five children: 

202.— Maranda E. Todd, b. December 13, 1879. 

203. Eliakim W. Todd, b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, April 8, 1882; 
m. at Millidgeville, Illinois, December 28, 1910, Eva Allen, b. April 
15, 1884, dau. of Walter W. Allen and Annamary McCann. 

204. Lena Viola Todd, b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, January 5, 
1885; d. February 2, 1885. 

205. Dee Todd, b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, March 30, 1886. 
206.— Winnie Ethel Todd, b. May 25, 1893. 

67. Henry T. Courtright (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Wilham H. 25), b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, 
February 11, 1844 ; m. at Morrison, Illinois, by W. M. Lane, 
J. P., April 14, 1867, Catherine Ophelia Trauger, b. May 11, 
1848, dau. of Samuel Trauger and Walters. 

They live at Onawa, Iowa. 
They had four children : 

207.— Daniel T. Courtright, b. November 25, 1868. 
208.— John Lesley Courtright, b. February 8, 1870. 
209.— William Helmess Courtright, b. March 27, 1872. 
210. Henry Melvin Courtright, b. July 29, 1878; m. December 
25, 1902, Sadie E. Fletcher. No children. 

68. Sarah Elizabeth Courtright (same descent as 67), b. 
in Sussex Co., New Jersey, August 11, 1845; d. at Merrill, 
Iowa, June 13, 1905 ; m. at Dewitt, Iowa, July 5, 1866, Chas. 

Smith Rowley, b. at Jordan, New York, September 17, , 

son of Charles Rowley and Elizabeth Smith. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rowley went to Plymouth Co., Iowa, in 
1870, when the country was new, and took up a claim. Mrs. 
Rowley staid on the claim and did what she could to work 
it while her husband was away teaching school. They suf- 
fered all the hardships of the pioneer and had many things 
to contend with, drought, grasshoppers, etc., but they held 
on until times were better, when they sold for a good price 
and moved to the town of Merrill. 

They had three children : 

211.— Anice L. Rowlev, b. June 24, 1868. 
212.— Celia Rowley, b. October 19, 1870. 

213. Emiley Bertha Rowley, b. at Adaville, Iowa, October 13, 
1883; d. at same place, February 18, 1894, buried at Merrill, Iowa, 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 31 

70. William Ready Courtright (same descent as 67), b. 
in Lucerne Co., Pennsylvania, January 7, 1850 ; d. at Seattle, 
Washington, of paralysis, in the summer of 1909, buried at 
Everett, Washington ; m. at Morrison, Illinois, April 30, 1869, 
Sarah Ann Gould, b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, June 14, 1854, dau. of Darius Gould and Lucy Ann 
Southard of same place. 

William Ready Courtright spent his early years in 
Illinois, farming, moving to Exeter, Nebraska, in 1890 and 
farming there. Leaving there for Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, 
in the fall of 1899. He engaged in the lumbei- business at 
Ponoka, where he was very successful as a business man 
and a good citizen, respected by all who knew him. His 
health failing, he started for California in hopes of regaining 
it, but was stricken before he reached there. 

They had five children : 

214.— Mina May Courtright, b. September 23, 1870. 
215.— Clara Angeline Courtright, b. May 12, 1873. 

216. Andelena Belle Courtright, b. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, May 
8, 1875; m. at York, Nebraska, November 7, 1894, William Nelson 
ShaflFt, of Exeter, Nebraska, son of Milton Shafft and Catherine Pitt. 
Live in New York state. 

217. Edward Darius Courtright, b. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
January 3, 1880; d. January 7, 1880. 

218.— Leonard Blake Courtright, b. October 12, 1883. 

71. Delila A. Courtright (same descent as 67), b. in 
Sussex Co., New Jersey, December 14, 1851 ; d. near Traer, 
Iowa, May 12, 1887 ; m. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, September 8, 1870, John Broodwell Parrish, b. in 
New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, January 15, 1849 ; 
d. October 22, 1904, son of Watson Parrish and Nancy 
Broodwell. 

Delila Courtright was never strong. In her 'teens she 
suffered with St. Vitus Dance. She was married in her 
nineteenth year and suffered with the same trouble at the 
birth of each of her children for six or eight weeks, then 
would apparently be quite well. When her fourth child was 
about three years old she was stricken with nervous paraly- 
sis and had no use of her right side for five or six years. She 
learned to write, sew and generally use her left hand. Dur- 
ing that time the family moved from Whiteside Co., Illinois, 
to Tama Co., Iowa, and lived on a farm near Traer. She had 
attacks of her old trouble and would be confined to her 
bed for weeks at a time. Finally she decided that she would 
pray to God to either heal her or take her to Himself. She 
prayed all day without ceasing and had her children kneel by 



32 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

the side of her bed and pray with her. About three o'clock 
in the afternoon she felt a shock go thru her right arm and 
she lifted it above her head and said, "Now, God, the whole 
body," when another shock went all thru her body and she 
arose from her bed and walked across the room, shouting 
and praising God for healing her, met her husband at the 
door when he returned from work, told him of the wonderful 
power of prayer. She was apparently well for about three 
years, doing all kinds of work, even helping with the outdoor 
farm work. When her fifth child was born the nervous 
trouble returned and the doctors, not knowing how to treat 
her, gave her medicine that made her delirious and she 
exposed herself, took cold and died. 
They had five children: 

219.— Ida Maxinda Parrish, b. September 18, 1871. 
220.— Clifford Parrish, b. Septeniber 12, 1874. 
221.— Carrie May Parrish, b. April 23, 1875. 

222. Raymond Chester Parrish, b. near Coleta, Illinois, January 
4, 1877; d. in New Genesee twp., Whitside Co., Illinois, October 24, 
1880, buried in Hickory Grove cemetery. 

223. Alice Lula Gertrude Parrish, b. near Traer, Iowa, April 20, 
1887; unm. 

72. Miles Arosco Courtright (same descent as 67), b. 
in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, October 15, 
1856 ; m. near Schyler, Nebraska, September 13, 1882, 
Minnie Sophia Marohn, dau. of Christian Marohn and Sophia 
Benser. Miles A. Courtright is superintendent of the public 
schools of Chelsea, Oklahoma. 

They had six children : 

224. Charles Abram Courtright, b. at Lincoln, Nebraska, June 
29, 1883; d. at Omaha, Nebraska, April 23. 1903. He was an accom- 
plished musician. He graduated from, the high school and was at- 
tending Nebraska State University \\ aen taken sick. 

225. John Cyrus Courtright, b. at Lincoln, Nebraska, Septem- 
ber 18, 1884; d. at Bellwood, Nebraska, July 9, 1885. 

226. Raymond Orlan Courtright, b. at Tilden, Nebraska, Sep- 
tember 19, 1891. He graduated from Anadarko, Oklahoma, High 
School, May 26, 1910; graduated from Oklahoma State University, 
June 11, 1914; now teacher, manager of athletics and coach at State 
School of Technology at Tonkawa, Oklahoma. 

227. Homer Bacon Courtright, b. at Petersburg, Nebraska, 
October 23, 1893. He graduated from Snyder, Oklahoma, High School, 
May 27, 1911, now Sophomore at Oklahoma State University. 

228. Laura Esther Courtright, b. at Petersburg, Nebraska, 
August 4, 1898. She graduated from Chelsea, Oklahoma, High School 
May 27, 1915. 

229. Maude Genevieve Courtright, b. at Auburn, Nebraska, April 
2, 1900. She is in her Sophomore year in the Chelsea, Oklahoma, 
High School. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 33 

77. Emma Ophelia Courtright (same descent as 67), b. 
in Whiteside Co., Ilhnois, January 24, 1868 ; m. at Morrison, 
Illinois, July 17, 1901, Kendrick Egbert Bills, son of Egbert 
F. Bills and Lydia A. Frost. 

Kendrick Egbert Bills in early life was a farmer in New 
Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois. Afterwards following 
the hardware and plumbing business. He is a member of 
Rock River Lodge No. 612, A. F. & A. M., of Sterling, Knight 
Templar No. 57, and of A. O. N. M. S. Oasis of Rockford, 
Tebala Temple. 

Emma 0. Courtright Bills is a member of Emeline Re- 
bekah Lodge, No. 8, Morrison, Illinois, joined in the summer 
of 1892, of Sterling Chapter, No. 354, 0. E. S., joined in the 
fall of 1902, of Will Robinson Relief Corps, No. 45, Sterling, 
Illinois, joined in 1903, and of Mystic Workers Lodge of the 
World, No. 2, Sterling, Illinois, joined August 12, 1902. 

They had two children : 

230. Harold V. Bills, b. May 12, 1904; d. May 22, 1904. 

231. Lucille Izetta Bills, b. March 14, 1906. 

78. Francis Martin Woolley (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26), b. in 
Madison Co., New York, May 22, 1841 ; d. at Wynoka, Okla- 
homa, of pneumonia and Bright's disease, March 28, 1910 ; 
m. at Sterling, Illinois, June 28, 1862, Anna Rebecca Reecher, 
b. in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, July 6, 1851, dau. of 
John Luther Reecher, b. in Washington Co., Maryland, and 
Mary Rebecca Hoke, b. in Fulton Co., Pennsylvania. 

they resided in Whiteside Co., Illinois, until September 
1, 1886, when they moved to Kansas and from there to 
Wynoka, Woods Co., Oklahoma, where he was a prosperous 
farmer, living six miles northwest of the town, and was 
loved by all who knew him. 

They had nine children : 

232.— Zelia May Woolley, b. May 21, 1869. 

233.— Helen Viola Woolley, b. December 23, 1870. 

234.— Clara Edith Woolley, b. September 12, 1872. 

235. — Harry Leroy Woolley, b. January 4, 1875. 

236. — James Irving Woolley, b. October 13, 1877. 

237. Bertie Luther Woolley, b. at Sterling, Illinois, April 24, 1879; 
d. near Wynoka, Oklahoma, April 18, 1905. His sister, Mrs. Hinder- 
liter, says: "He had a bright, sunny disposition, always looking on the 
bright side, even in his sickness. He belonged to the M. W. A. lodge 
of Wynoka, where he was a great favorite." 

238.— William Floyd Woolley, b. July 11, 1881. 

239.— August Ray Woolley, b. August 15, 1883. 

240.— Minnie Bell Woolley, b. October 15, 1886. 



34 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

79. Maria Ellen Woolley (same descent as 78), b. at 
Woodchuck Hill, Onondago Co., New York, March 7, 1843; 
m. 1st at Freeport, Illinois, in 1864 or 1865, Jacob Ernst of 
Onondago Co., New York, d.; m. 2nd at Lohrville, Iowa. 
December 23, 1890, Fred Van Antwerp, son of Harmon Van 
Antwerp and Betsy Cookingham of Pickney, Michigan. 

Jacob Ernst was a Civil War veteran (see Soldiers). He 
was a farmer and after their marriage they lived near Ster- 
ling, Illinois, until 1875, when they moved in a wagon to 
Calhoun Co., Iowa, and bought a farm near the present town 
of Lohrville, altho at that time there was not any town 
there or any prospect of one. Maria and her second husband 
now live on the farm. 

She had three chilren by 1st marriage and none by 2nd. 

241. Frank Irving Ernst, b. December 19, 1870. 

242. Fred Loyd Ernst, b. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, June 23, 1873; 
d. of typhoid fever at Famhamville, Iowa, January 27, 1901; m. at 
Springfield, Missouri, November 24, 1895, Mary Griffin McDermott 
(No. 87). 

243.— Iva Myrtle Ernst, b. August 23, 1880. 



80. Hartson Courtright Woolley (same descent as 78), 
b. in Onondago Co., New York, near Syracuse, December 22, 
1845 ; m. at Sterling, Illinois, June 24, 1879, Mrs. Betsy Jane 
(Lee) Bliss, b. in Williamstown, Massachusetts, July 24, 
1844, dau. of Daniel and Lois Lee and widow of Nathaniel 
Bliss, d. February, 6, 1866. Betsy Jane Lee m. Nathaniel 
Bliss in Columbia, New York, October 9, 1860, and had three 
daughters: 1st, Hattie RosaUa Bliss, b. May 16, 1863; d. 
March 2, 1910; m. 1st James Dale, by whom she had dau. 
Pearl Dale, who d. in infancy, also dau. Jessie May Dale, who 

m. 1st Richardson and had three sons and one 

daughter; m. 2nd Benjamin DeLisle Woolley (No. 84), by 
whom she had son, Dolphia LeRoy Woolley ; m. 3rd Charles 
Q. Archer, by whom she had dau. who d. in infancy, and one 
son, now living at the age of 22 : 2nd, Carrie Etta Bliss, b. 
April 21, 1868 ; m. Theodore Postlethwaite, had sons, Walter 
Postlethwaite and Lester Postlethwaite, and dau. Gladys 
Postlethwaite, all living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 3rd, 
Nettie Jane Bliss, b. January 13, 1866 ; m. Charles L. Bacon, 
no children, live in Ellinwood, Kansas. 

They had two children: 

244.— Miles Lester Woolley, b. May 4, 1881. 
245.— Fernie Belle Woolley, b. August 21, 1884. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 35 

82. Florence Aurilla Woolley (same descent as 78) , b. in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, October 13, 1869; m. William Henry 
Schrader, Live at 901 First avenue. Sterling, Illinois. 

They have five children : 

246. — Pearl Franklin Schrader, b. November 5, 1878. 

247. Loyde Leroy Schrader, b. January 6, 1881; d. June 4, 1892. 

248. Earl V^oolley Schrader, b. October 15, 1887; m. March 27, 
1912, Nina May Reecher, b. October 23, 1894, dau. of William Reecher 
of Sterling, Illinois, and Julia Ann Killian of Maryland. 

249.— Wilma Etta Schrader, b. September 19, 1890. 

250. Vernon Lester Schrader, b. May 11, 1896. 

84. Benjamin DeLisle Woolley (same descent as 78), b. 
in Whiteside Co., Illinois, December 5, 1863; m. 1st Hattie 
Rosalia Bliss, dau. of Nathaniel Bliss and Betsy Jane Lee 
(see No. 80) ; m. 2nd, Delia . 

The relatives have lost all track of DeLisle Woolley, the 
last known of him he was at St. Helens, Oregon. 

He had one son by 1st marriage and some children by 
2nd. 

251. Dolphia LeRoy Woolley. Lives at Ellinwood, Kansas. 

85. Amanda Jane Courtright (Jan. 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, John 27), b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, July 4, 
1850; m. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, May 18, 1870, Francis 
Adelbert Gould, b. August 23, 1850, son of Darius Gould 
and Lucia Ann Southard. Live in Sterling, Illinois. 

They had son : 

252.— John L. Gould, b. April 26, 1871. 

87. Mary Griffin (Jan. 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheuben 17, 
Deborah (Courtright) Griffin 28), b. in Lucerne Co., Penn- 
sylvania, December 3, 1849 ; m. 1st at Chatsworth, Illinois, 
December 19, 1869, Alfred James McDermott, divorced in 
1895 ; m. 2nd at Springfield, Missouri, November 24, 1895. 
Fred Loyd Ernst (No. 242) ; m. 3rd at Rockwell City, Iowa, 
May 2, 1907, Charles Smith Rowley. Live at Men-ill, Iowa. 

She had seven children by first marriage and none by 
others : 

253.— Sonora Cecilia McDermott, b. January 8, 1871. 

254.— Thomas Otis McDermott, b. July 18, 1872. 

255. — Leroy Gilbert McDermott, b. June 12, 1874. 

256. Annie Lillian McDermott, b. in Livingston Co., Illinois, 
October 8, 1875; m. at Lohrville, Iowa, December 24, 1895, John C. 
Stratton, d. at Des Moines, Iowa, of pneumonia, July 21, 1913; 



36 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

divorced May 23, 1913. Lives at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. No children. 

257. Alfred James McDermott, b. in Ford Co. , Illinois, October 
28, 1879; d. at Lohrville, Iowa, of bums, October 1, 1899. 

258.— Sylvia Belle McDermott, b. February 28, 1882. 

259. Ora Faye McDermott, b. in Calhoun Co., Iowa, September 
15, 1886, unm. Works for Sioux City Iron Works, Sioux City, Iowa. 



89. James H. Griffin (same descent as 87) , b. in Lucerne 
Co., Pennsylvania, November 20, 1852; m. at Seward, Ne- 
braska, September 15, 1872, Julietta Abigail Williams, b. at 
Whitewater, Wisconsin, February 19, 1854, dau. of David 
Hastings Williams and Louisa Marsh. 

James Griffin is a contractor and builder and lives at Con- 
cord, California. 

They had ten children : 

260. Ida May Griffin, b. at Seward, Nebraska, July 28, 1873; d. 
August 19, 1873. 

261. Sadie Lillian Griffin, b. at Seward, Nebraska, September 1, 
1874; d. October 1, 1874. 

262.— Clarence Leland Griffin, b. October 22, 1875. 
263.— Wilbert Henry Griffin, b. October 11, 1877. 
264. Alfred James Griffin, b. at Seward, Nebraska, August 7, 
1879; d. April 20, 1915. 

265.— Edna Eva Griffin, b. October 31, 1882. 

266. Elmo Bertram Griffin, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, April 23, 1887; 
m. March 27, 1910, Louisa Yantis, b. at Baker City, Oregon, November 
13, 1885, dau. of Charles and Ada ( ) Yantis. No children. 

267. Lloyd Leon Griffin, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, June 17, 1890; m. 
at Long Beach, California, November 16, 1914, Cecille Anna Bark, 
b. at Dubuque, Iowa, June 9, 1892. 

268. Cecil Douglas Griffin, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, July 3, 1893; 
d. December 6, 1911. 

269. Orville Leslie Griffin, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, July 13, 1895. 



90. Harriet Elzirah Griffin (same descent as 87), b. in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, March 20, 1854; m. at Seward, Ne- 
braska, November 9, 1872, Homer M. Tiffany, b. in Hamden, 
New York, December 24, 1846. 

Mr. Tiffany is a harnessmaker. They live at Whiting, 
Iowa. They had five children: 

270. Albert R. Tiffany, b. August 21, 1873; m. at Elmo, Missouri, 
September 10, 1906, Opal Needham. No children. A harnessmaker. 
Live at Logan, Iowa. 

271. Charles H. Tiffany, b. in Seniman, Illinois, January 27, 
1877, unm. Harnessmaker. Lives at Whiting, Iowa. 

272.— Zola Inez Tiffany, b. June 27, 1880. 

273. Earl H. Tiffany, b. in Gilmore City, Iowa, April 7, 1887, 
unm. Harnessmaker. Lives at Woodbine, Iowa. 

274.— Eddythe M. Tiffany, b. September 3, 1893. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 37 

91. Henrietta L. Griffin (same descent as 87), b. in New 
Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, December 19, 1856 ; m. 
at Kempton, Illinois, September 18, 1880, John Johnson 
Back, son of Joiin Johnson Back, b. in Kiltgaard, Denmark, 
and came to America in his youth. 

Henrietta L. Griffin moved with her parents from White- 
side Co., Illinois, to Seward, Seward Co., Nebraska when 
fifteen years old and attended high school in Seward. They 
lived there five years, then moved back to Sterling, Illinois. 
She went to Kempton, Illinois, and was married there. Her 
husband was a butcher and cattle buyer in Illinois and in 
Calhoun Co., Iowa, until 1890, when they moved to Helena, 
Montana. Mr. Back worked at the same occupation in Mon- 
tana until 1907, when he became manager of a cyanide plant 
at Canyon Creek, Montana, where they now reside. 

They had two children: 

275. Luila Georgia Back, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, December 19, 
1885. She graduated from the Helena, Montana, high school in 1903, 
then took a course in instrumental music at Drake University at Des 
Moines, Iowa. Lives at Helena, Montana. 

276. John Harold Weins Back, b. at Helena, Montana, February 
11, 1895. He attended the graded schools and Wesleyan University at 
Helena, Montana. Now works with his father at Canyon Creek, Mon- 
tana. 

93. Alvin White Griffin (same descent as 87), b. in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, July 10, 1859 ; d. at Lohrville, Iowa, 
November 22, 1896, buried at Fort Dodge, Iowa ; m. at Fort 
Dodge, Iowa, November 27, 1884, Sarah Colwell, dau. of 
Charles Colwell and Delia Morgan. 

Alvin White Griffin was telegraph operator for the Illi- 
nois Central R. R. at Fort Dodge, Iowa, for many years. His 
widow and children live at Fort Dodge. 

They had two children : 

277. Hazel Griffin, b. July 8, 1893. She has taught school, but 
is now attending Coe College at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

278. Paul Griffin, b. November 13, 1894. Is a plumber. 

94. Armilla Jane Griffin (same descent as 87), b. in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, January 10, 1860; m. at Kempton, 
Illinois, July 25, 1881, Dr. George Wiers King, son of Cyrus 
Wiers King, of Belmont, New York, and Louisa Duncan, b. 
in St. Chrysostum, Province of Quebec, Canada, of Scotch- 
English parentage. 

George W. King attended Cornell College at Ithaca, New 
York; graduated in medicine and surgery from Michigan 



38 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1877. They lived at 
Helena, Montana, for nearly thirty years, now live at 989 
East Fifteenth street, N. Portland, Oregon. 
They had two daughters : 

279. Georgia Elizabeth King, b. in 1886. She attended the 
graded and high schools at Helena, Montana, studied vocal music, now 
a graduate nurse. 

280. Mildred Louisa King, b. in 1891. She attended the graded 
and high school at Helena, Montana, studied vocal and instrumental 
music at Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa, now a practicing 
graduate nurse in Portland, Oregon. 

95. Omer E. Griffin (same descent as 87), b. in White- 
side Co., Illinois, January 9, 1870; m. at Lohrville, Iowa, 
April 1, 1894, Annie Lohr, b. in Adams Co., Pennsylvania, 
September, 1869, dau. of Jacob Lohr and Mary Bollinger of 
Lohrville, Iowa, the town being named for him. 

Omer E. Griffin is foreman of the Blue Line Transfer 
Company in Des Moines, Iowa, and they live at 810 Pleasant 
street. 

They had one son: 

281. Martin Eugene Griffin, b. in Lohrville, Iowa, December 18, 
1900. He is in his first year in the high school of Des Moines, Iowa. 

97. Allen Courtright (Jan 1, Arie 2, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Samuel 31), b. in Sussex Co., New Jersey, August 2, 
1857 ; d. at Swartswood, New Jersey, August 15, 1912 ; m. 
February 28, 1880, Evangeline Lattimore. 

Widow resides at Swartswood, New Jersey. 

They had daughter: 

282. Nellie Courtright, b. April 30, 1883; m. Charles Howard, 
lives at Newark, New Jersey. No children. 

100. Emma Viola Courtright (Jan 1, Arie 2, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Levi 34), b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside 
Co., Illinois, February 6, 1864; m. at Morrison, Illinois, 
March 25, 1882, Henry Lafayette Finzel, b. March 4, 1857, 
son of Frederick Finzel and Eva Bollinger. 

They had five children : 

283.— Lowell Elbert Finzel, b. November 26, 1883. 
284. — Charles Edwin Finzel, b. January 5, 1889. 

285. William Dillon Finzel, b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, August 
3, 1892. 

286. Fred Finzel, b. April 29, 1895; d. June 28, 1896. 

287. Albert Dewey Finzel, b. March 18, 1899; d. April 2, 1900. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 39 

102. Charles Coiirtright (same descent as 100), b. in 
New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, January 9, 1869 ; 
m. at Morrison, Illinois, September 2, 1896, Mary Louise 
Heneretta Hayen, b. August 17, 1869; d. October 4, 1913, 
dau. of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayen. 

They had seven children : 

288. Clarence Vernon Courtright, b. April 2, 1897. 

289. Willard Verdell Courtright, b. July 21, 1899. 

290. Nellie Viola Courtright, b. August 25, 1901. 

291. Leonard LeRoy Courtright, b. September 13, 1903. 

292. Silvy Vermillia Courtright, b. June 16, 1905. 

293. Florence Louella Courtright, b. January 30, 1908. 

294. Frank Wilson Courtright, b. May 28, 1911; d. November 
4, 1912. 

103. Fred H. Courtright (same descent as 100), b. in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 21, 1871; m. 1st at Morri- 
son, Illinois, Hattie Peters, b. in 1873 ; d. October 6, 1897 ; m. 
2nd at Freeport, Illinois, June 21, 1899, Lillie Bry, b. at 
Brookville, Ogle Co., Illinois, January 14, 1882, dau. of Syl- 
vester Bry and Sarah Amanda Reiter. 

He had son by first marriage : 

295. John L. Courtright, b. November 4, 1894; lives at Coleta, 
Illinois. 

108. Florinda L. Howard (Jan 1, Arie 2, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Lydia Ann (Courtright) Howard 37), b. near 
Sterling, Illinois, October 23, 1867 ; d. November 14, 1904 ; m. 
December 20, 1888, Jacob Williams, b. August 22, 1862. 

They had five children : 

296.— Pearl Irene Williams, b. September 25, 1889. 

297. Fern Luella Williams, b. November 16, 1891. 

298. Mabel Grace Williams, b. January 31, 1894. 

299. Beulah E. Williams, b. October 25, 1899; d. June 1, 1908. 

300. Alice Marie Williams, b. July 17, 1902. 

109. Herbert A. Howard (same descent as 108), b. near 
Sterling, Illinois, September 20, 1870 ; m. May 22, 1890, Cora 
Sinex. 

They had two sons, one dying in infancy : 

301. Nye Howard, b. November 6, 1902. 

110. Maud E. Howard (same descent as 108), b. near 
Sterling, Illinois, January 15, 1873 ; m. at Sterling, Illinois, 
August 18, 1891, Frank MacBride, b. October 21, 1868. 

They had ten children: 



40 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

302.— Laurence H. MacBride, b. July 15, 1892. 
303.— Nettie V. MacBride, b. August 19, 1893. 

304. An infant, b. July 13, 1894; d. 

305. Arthur MacBride, b. November 22, 1895. 

306. Leroy W. MacBride, b. August 28, 1899. 

307. Russell F. MacBride, b. August 15, 1900; d. 

308. Harold MacBride, b. December 18, 1902. 

309. Ella MacBride, b. August 10, 1905. 

310. Frances MacBride, b. September 22, 1907; d. 

311. Evaline MacBride, b. August 7, 1911. 

112. Clarence Eugene Shively (Jan 1, Arie 2, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Josephine (Courtright) Shively 38), b. at Fred- 
ericksburg, Chickasaw Co., Iowa, April 13, 1869 ; m. at Bart- 
onsville, Illinois, by Rev. G. W. Pearl, October 12, 1892, Anna 
D. Moffatt, b. at Bartonsville, Illinois, August 27, 1873, dau. 
of Aquila and Mary ( ) Moffatt. 

They had three children: 

312. Vema Lucille Shively, b. at Peoria, Illinois, July 28, 1895; m. 
at Peoria, Illinois, April 22, 1914, by Rev. James Benson, Herbert G. 
Knopp, b. at Winona, Minnesota, April 8, 1887, son of John and Emma 
( ) Knopp. 

313. Clifford Raymond Shively, b. at Peoria, Illinois, April 15, 
1900. 

314. Franklin Eugene Shively, b. at Peoria, Illinois, October 1, 
1905. 

113. Edwin Monroe Shively (same descent as 112), b. at 
Morrison, Illinois, April 1, 1873 ; m. by Rev. Wm. Smith at 
Averyville, Peoria, Illinois, November 26, 1895, Mary Lee 
Holcomb, b. at Exeter, England, September 23, 1877, dau. of 
Charles James Holcomb, b. January 19, 1842 ; d. October 20, 
1899 ; came from Exeter, England, to America and settled at 
Peoria, September 29, 1890, and Mary Lee, b. June 17, 1843 ; 
d. at Peoria, Illinois, November 8, 1911. 

They had three children : 

315. Rhoda Grace Shively, b. at Averyville, Peoria, Illinois, July 
29, 1900; d. February 18, 1901. 

316. Gertrude Dorothy Shively, b. at Averyville, Peoria, Illinois, 
March 4, 1902. 

317. Mary Josephine Shively, b. at Averyville, Peoria, Illinois, 
April 18, 1911. 

116. Grace Zela Shively (same descent as 112), b. in 
Dresden twp., Chickasaw Co., Iowa, April 10, 1882; m. by 
Rev. E. K. Reynolds at Peoria, Illinois, January 30, 1907, 
Wallace Fauber, b. February 23, 1881, son of Perry and Mary 
( ) Fauber. 

They had two children : 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 41 

318. Mildred Elizabeth Fauber, b. in Worth twp., Woodford Co., 
Illinois, November 29, 1907. 

319. Edith Lillian Fauber, b. in Fondulac twp., Tazewell Co., 
Illinois, November 10, 1909. 

Seventh Generation 

126. Lillian Decker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheuben 
17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, James Rheuben Decker 
41), b. at Union Center, New York, March 25, 1871; d. Feb- 
ruary 9, 1911; m. February 4, 1891, Lynn W. Pitkin, son of 
Adelbert Pitkin and Adelaide Ketchum. 

They had daughter. 

320. Mary L. Pitkin, b. January 23, 1892. Lives at Union, Broom 
Co., New York. 

127. Charles E. Meeker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Margaret Ann 
(Decker) Meeker 42), b. at Silver Lake, Pennsylvania, Sep- 
tember 29, 1857 ; m. 1st in 1877 Medora Williams, divorced ; 
m. 2nd at Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1898, 
Mrs. Gertrude (Sherman) Woolsey. 

He had five children by his 1st wife and none by 2nd. 

321. William Meeker, died in infancy. 
322.— Albert Meeker, b. March 21, 1880. 

323. — George Henry Meeker, b. January 18, 1883. 
324.— Florence Rosie Meeker, b. April 16, 1886. . 
325. Sammie Meeker, died in infancy. 

128. David L. Meeker (same descent as 127), b. in Sus- 
uqehanna Co., Pennsylvania, April 30, 1861 ; m. 1st June 21, 
1884, Carrie Belle Abbott, d. in 1889 ; m, 2nd at Binghamton, 
New York, by Rev. Dr. George Colville, November 4, 1891, 
May Watrous, dau. of Bradford 0. Watrous and Polly Abi- 
gail Burch. 

When about twenty-five years of age David L. Meeker 
entered the Methodist ministry and is now pastor of the 
M. E. Church of Edmeston, New York. 

He had one son by his 1st marriage and none by 2nd. 

326.— Leon Aubrey M«-eker, b. October 8, 1887. 

129. George Henry Meeker ( same descent as 127), b. 
in Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, July 26, 1863 ; m. at Bing- 
hamton, New York, by Rev O. L. Severson, May 2, 1888, 
Henrietta Morey, dau. of Rufus Morey and Johanna Bulger. 

They had one daughter : 

327.— Mildred Marguerite Meeker, b. March 23, 1890. 



42 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

130. Sara A. Meeker (same descent as 127), b. in Conk- 
lin Co., New York, August 6, 18G5 ; m. at Bingliamton, New 
York, by Rev. 0. L. Severson, July 7, 1886, Isaac Newton 
Wilcox, son of John Wilcox and Marie Thomas of Shechem, 
England. 

They had four sons, all born in Binghamton, New York. 

328.— Raymond Earl Wilcox, b. July 6, 1888. 

329. Robert Lynn Wilcox, b. June 6, 1890. 

330. Floyd Percy Wilcox, b. February 14, 1893. 

331. Ivan Clyde Wilcox, b. March 19, 1897; m. May 16, 1915, 
Helen Quick, dau. of Samuel Quick and Elizabeth Gardner. 

131. Addie Gertrude Meeker (same descent as 127), b. 
at Forest Lake, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1867; m. at 
Binghamton, New York, by Rev. 0. L. Severson, February 
1, 1888, Abram Lincoln Cline, son of Ephriam Cline and 
Elizabeth Wilbur. 

Mr, Cline has been an employe of the Wells Fargo Ex- 
press Company for twenty-eight years. 

They had three sons, all born in Piermont, Rockland Co., 
New York. 

332. Johnson Russell Cline, b. November 2, 1891; m. at Cumber- 
land, Maryland, June 6, 1914, Catherine Reed, dau. of Mark Reed and 
Christina Ditzer of Hollidaysburg, Maryland. He graduated as a 
Mechanical Engineer from the Carnegie Institute of Technology at 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in June, 1915. They had a daughter, b. July 
4, 1915; d. July 6, 1915. 

333. A. LeRoy Cline, b. December 9, 1896. He graduated from 
Tappan Zee High School at Piermont, New York, June, 1914. 

334. George Paul Cline, b. March 11, 1901. 

132. Thomas Rheuben Meeker (same descent as 127), 
b. at Laurel Lake, Pennsylvania, January 23, 1870 ; m. Nov- 
ember 29, 1893, Cora May Allan, dau. of Charles Allan and 
Margaret Robbins. 

Thomas R. Meeker has been a member of the paid fire 
department of Binghamton, New York, for many years and 
is now Captain of the North Side Fire Station. 

They had six children, all born in Binghamton, New 
York, three sons dying in infancy: 

335. Robert Allan Meeker, b. May 6, 1894. 

336. Margaret Louise Meeker, b. November 23, 1896; m. at Bing- 
hampton. New York, by Rev. Mr. Crompton, May 20, 1915, Harold 
Addison Davis, son of Charles L. Davis and Cora Bradley. 

337. Lawrence La Verne Meeker, b. May 1, 1899. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 43 

134. Mary Ella Meeker (same descent as 127), b. in 
Binghamton, New York, May 16, 1874; m. at Binghamton, 
New York, by Rev. Dr. Parsons Nichols, October 17, 1894, 
Percy Allen Goodyear, son of Robert Albertus Goodyear and 
Cornelia Julia Allen. 

They had son : 

338. Percy Albertus Goodyear, b. in Binghamton, New York, June 
17, 1900, being a great grand nephew of Charles Goodyear, the inventor 
of rubber. 

136. Grace Decker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheuben 
17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Joshua Decker 45), b. 
September 22, 1878 ; m. February 9, 1897, Harry Walter 
Thorp, b. in (Chicago, Illinois, April 26, 1865, son of Henry 

T. and Louisa A. ( ) Thorp of Manistee, Michigan. 

They live at 808 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois. 

They had two sons : 

339. Harry Walter Thorp, b. in Chicago, Illinois, October 25, 1900. 

340. Richard Wiley Thorp, b. in Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 1906. 

141. Ernest C. Decker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, John Decker 47), b. 
in Westfield, Pennsylvania, January 15, 1876; m. at Bing- 
hamton, New York, November 26, 1899, Grace E. McNally, 
b. at South Gibson, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1879, dau. of 
Samuel McNally, b. in Bangor, Maine, and May J. Pickering, 
b. in South Gibson, Pennsylvania. 

They had four children : 

341. Lloyd H. Decker, b. February 22, 1902. 

342. Evelyn A. Decker, b. August 4, 1906. 

343. Cliflford I. Decker, b. November 26, 1908. 

344. Everett P. Decker, b. February 26, 1900. 

142. Ella M. Decker (same descent as 141), b. in Wind- 
ham, Pennsylvania, August 12, 1878 ; d. in Leestershire, New 
York, April 22, 1915; m. at Union, New York, March 19, 
1914, Fred J. Ingersoll, b. November 20, 1875, son of James 
Ingersoll and Emma J. Kellogg. 

They had daughter: 

345. Ella M. Ingersoll, b. April 22, 1915. 

143. Clifford L. Decker (same descent as 141), b. in 
Farmington, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1880 ; m. at Santa 



44 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Cruz, California, June 28, 1908, Menette Toal, b. August 8, 

1886, dau. of James and Louisa ( ) Toal. 

They had three children : 

346. Reva M. Decker, b. April 14, 1909. 

347. Rita L. Decker, b. July 26, 1911. 

348. Ruth Decker, b. November 26, 1914. 

144. Ethel A. Decker (same descent as 141), b. in Elk- 
land, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1887 ; m. at Leestershire, New 
York, June 5, 1908, Thomas M. Murray, b. at Middletown, 
Pennsylvania, April 21, 1879, son of James Murray and 
Maria Burns. 

They had two daughters : 

349. Ella Geraldine Murray, b. March 23, 1909. 

350. Dorothy A. Murray, b. April 16, 1913. 

146. Ada E. Wilbur (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheuben 
17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Emma Frances 
(Decker) Wilbur 48), b. January 28, 1871; m. December 21, 

1895, Amos K. Willis, son of Horace and Almina ( ) 

Willis. 

They had two children : 

351. Ethel F. Willis, b. November 9, 1896. 

352. Wilbur A. Willis, b. October 5, 1900. 

147. Edna F. Wilbur (same descent as 146), b. August 
29, 1879; m. October 30, 1901, Chauncey V. West, son of 
Joseph and Priscilla ( ) West. 

They had two children : 

353. Elvin C. West, b. December 1, 1902. 

354. Kenneth H. West, b. May 31, 1913. 

148. Grace M. Wilbur (same descent as 146), b. March 
21, 1884 ; m. November 26, 1903, Fred Truesdale, son of Mor- 
ris and Hattie ( ) Truesdale. 

They had three children : 

355. Ruth Truesdale, b. September 14, 1904. 

356. Emma L. Truesdale, b. June 3, 1910. 

357. Elbert M. Truesdale, b. December 17, 1914. 

149. Ernestine H. Wilbur (same descent as 146), b. Jan- 
uary 5, 1889 ; m. September 14, 1910, Clayton Ledbetter, son 
of Earl and Emma ( ) Ledbetter. 

They had one child : 

358. Marjorie Ledbetter, b. July 7, 1914; d. July 7. 1914. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 45 

163. Pardon Head (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheuben 
17, Catherine (Courtright) Woolley 22, Arminda (Woolley) 
Head 56), b. in Clyde twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, April 17, 
1858; m. at Dillon, Marshall Co., Iowa, February 23, 1881, 
Harriett Paissell, b. in Delaware Co., Iowa, October 9, 1860, 
dau. of Wellington Russell and Fanny Bliss Bryant of same 
place. 

In March, 1869, Pardon Head's parents moved from 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, to LeGrand, Iowa, and in the fall 
of 1870 his father bought a farm of 160 acres in Greencastle 
twp., Marshall Co., Iowa. 

He attended the country schools in Illinois and Iowa, also 
three terms at the Friends Academy and two terms at the 
Seminary in LeGrand, Iowa. 

The first year after Pardon was of age he worked a farm 
on shares and in the fall made a trip to South Dakota. The 
next spring, 1880, he, in company with his father and 
brother, went to Marshall Co., Kansas, with cattle. In the 
winter he returned to Iowa and was married and took his 
bride to Kansas, where they lived on a rented farm the one 
year, when he sold his cattle and came back to Iowa, living 
on a farm north of Liscomb, in Hardin Co., Iowa, five years. 
In the spring of 1887 he moved to his father's farm in 
Greencastle twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, and lived there four 
years and in the town of Gilman, Iowa, one and one-half 
years, when he bought the farm where they now live in 
Liscomb twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, near Liscomb, and named 
it Shady Lawn Farm. 

Harriett Russell was born on a farm near Earlville, Iowa, 
and her parents moved to Waterloo, Iowa, when she was but 
ten months old. She attended the public school in East 
Waterloo and one term at Iowa College at Grinnell, after her 
parents moved to Dillon in 1876. She taught three terms in 
the country schools of Marshall Co., Iowa. 

They had six children : 

359.— Herbert Russell Head, b. August 18, 1883. 
360.— David Mason Head, b. March 19, 1886. 
361.— Emily Head, b. April 30, 1887. 
362.— Anna Head, b. September 20, 1889. 

363. Mary Bryant Head, b. at Shady Lawn Farm, in Liscomb 
twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, April 25, 1892. She attended the country 
school and graduated from the high school of Conrad, Iowa, in 1910. 
She taught five terms in the country schools of Grundy Co., Iowa, and 
will enter her senior year this fall in the Physical Education Depart- 
ment of the Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

364. Everett Pardon Head, b. at Shady Lawn Farm in Liscomb 
twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, March 17, 1899; d. at same place of purpura 
hemmorrhagia, October 20, 1903. 



46 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

164. William Fremont Head (same descent as 163), b. 
in Clyde twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 12, 1860; 
m. at Cherokee, Iowa, December 3, 1884, May Jean Hender- 
son, b. November 22, 1861 ; d. at Warren, Minnesota, June 
28, 1913, dau. of George Henderson of Quebec, Canada, and 
Nancy Ballantyne, of Glasgow, Scotland. 

William F. Head and wife lived on a farm in Northern 
Cherokee Co., Iowa, until 1899, when they moved to the town 
of Cherokee and lived there two years. In 1901 they moved 
to Warren, Minnesota, buying land near the town and they 
still live there. 

They had five children: 

365. George William Head, b. in Cherokee Co., Iowa, September 
27, 1885. Unm., lives with his father. 

366.— Mabel Arminda Head, b. February 27, 1887. 

367. Cora Amelia Head, b. in Cherokee Co., Iowa, November 2'8, 
1888. She graduated from the Warren high school, has attended the 
State Normal at Grand Forks, Minnesota. Has taught several terms in 
the country and graded schools of Marshall Co., Minnesota. 

368. Nannie Elizabeth Head, b. in Cherokee Co., Iowa, October 6, 
1890. She graduated from the Warren high school and keeps house 
for her father and brother. 

369. Edith Beatrice Head, b. in Cherokee Co., Iowa, September 11, 
1892. She graduated from the Warren high school and teaches in the 
schools of Marshall Co., Minnesota. 

165. Henry Ward Head (same descent as 163), b. in 
Clyde twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, January 12, 1863; m. at 
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 15, 1903, Mrs. Eulalia 
Tennant Bowen, b. at Amboy, Illinois, April 15, 1862, dau. 
of Henry H. Tennant and Emily Wellman Penn. 

When twenty-one years of age, Henry W, Head went to 
Colorado and worked as a cow-boy for several years, then 
owned a livery barn in Elizabeth, Colorado. He was also 
sheriff of Elbert Co., Colorado one term and part of another. 
He took up a claim in Routt Co., Colorado, and proved up on 
it, then moved to the town of Yampa, Colorado, where he 
now lives. 

They had one daughter : 

370. Irma Arminda Head, b. near Yampa, Colorado, November 
15, 1904. 

166. Cora Amelia Head (same descent as 163), b. in 
Clyde twp,, Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 11, 1868 ; m. at 
Gilman, Iowa, November 22, 1893, Joseph Albert Jones, b. 
near Gilman, Iowa, August 17, 1863, son of John Jones 
and Sarah Williams. John Jones was the son of John Jones 
and Jane Baily Llianfiar of Montgomeryshire, North Wales. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 47 

Cora Amelia Head graduated from the high school in 
Oilman, Iowa, in 1889, and taught nine terms in the country- 
schools of Marshall Co., Iowa. She also attended Highland 
Park College at Des Moines in 1891. 

After her marriage they lived on Raven Creek Farm, 
four miles north of Oilman, Iowa, until March, 1908, when 
they bought a few acres adjoining the town of Oilman and 
now live there. 

They had four children : 

371. Paul Bradford Jones, b. on Raven Creek Farm in Green- 
castle twp., Marshall Co., January 15, ISS^r- J; /■' 

372. Arle L. Jones, b. on Raven Creek Farm in Greencastle twp., 
Marshall Co., Iowa, June 10, 1902. 

373. Richard Jones, b. on Raven Creek Farm in Green castle twp., 
Marshall Co., Iowa, October 9, 1903; d. at same place of membraneous 
croup January 9, 1905. 

374. Robert Cecil Jones, b. on Raven Creek Farm in Greencastle 
twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, October 22, 1907. 

167. Minnie Phoebe Head (same descent as 163), b. 
near Pickering, Marshall Co., Iowa, December 2, 1881 ; m. at 
Oilman, Iowa, December 31, 1903, Lewis Calvin Harris, b. 
August 12, 1877, son of James Samuel Harris and Mary 
Ann Leathers of North English, Iowa. 

Lewis C. Harris is a harnessmaker and now has a harness 
and shoe repair shop at Spencer, Iowa. 

Minnie P. Head graduated from the Oilman high school 
and taught several terms in the country schools of Mar- 
shall Co., Iowa. 

They had one son: 

375. Donald Calvin Harris, b. at Worthington, Minnesota, July 
10, 1906. 

168. Birney Coolidge Woolley (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Catherine (Courtright) Woolley 22, Miles 
Treadwell Woolley 57), b. at Round Orove, Whiteside Co., 
Illinois, September 6, 1867 ; m. 1st at Sioux City, Iowa, Octo- 
ber 18, 1893, Minnie Belle Lawer; d. at Sioux City, Iowa, 
August 19, 1911; m. 2nd at LeMars, Iowa, June 3, 1914, 
Mary C. Clarke, dau. of Dewitt C. Clarke and Sarah Lack. 

Birney Coolidge Woolley spent his early years in Yank- 
ton, South Dakota, having moved there when a small boy 
with his parents. He chose his father's profession and 
attended the State University at Iowa City, and also the 
School of Mines at Rapid City, South Dakota. After his 
first marriage he made his home at Yankton, South Dakota, 



48 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

and in November, 1897, he was elected as Congressman to 
the state legislature at Pierre, South Dakota. In 1900 they 
moved to Sioux City, Iowa, and in March, 1912, he was ap- 
pointed civil engineer of Plymouth Co., Iowa, and changed 
his residence lo LeMars. 

He had five children by his 1st marriage: 

376. An infant son, b. at Yankton, South Dakota, June 18, 1895; 
d. June 18, 1895. 

377. Myles Lawer Woolley, b. at Sioux City, Iowa, April 26, 1900. 

378. Elizabeth Harriett Woolley, b. at Sioux City, Iowa, January 
9, 1903. 

379. Pavson Coolidge Woolley, b. at Yankton, South Dakota, 
December 17,*^ 1907; d. at Sioux City, Iowa, February 29, 1908. 

380. Rachel Woolley, b. at Sioux City, Iowa, October 18, 1910; d. 
at same place August 9, 1911. 

172. Laura Morse Woolley (same descent as 168), b. at 
Yankton, South Dakota, April 12, 1880; m. at Yankton, 
South Dakota, October 12, 1905, Walter George Stanley, son 
of Alfred C. Stanley and Florence Lillie ( ). 

She graduated in 1900 from the Yankton, South Dakota, 
high school, then attended Yankton College. From 1903 
until her marriage she was instructor in the Kindergarten 
in the public schools of Yankton. After her marriage she 
resided in Rock Falls, Illinois, two years when they moved 
to Seattle, Washington, where their home is now established. 

They had two children : 

381. Floyd Myles Stanley, b. in Seattle, Washington, June 11, 
1910. 

382. Ellen Florence Stanley, b. at Seattle, Washington, October 
14, 1912. 

174. Mabel Clare Mason (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Catherine (Courtright) Woolley 22, Mary 
Amelia (Woolley) Mason 58), b. in Morrison, Illinois, Febru- 
ary 15, 1874 ; m. at Omaha, Nebraska, April 15, 1902, Noyes 
B. Spaford, son of Theodore Webster Spaford and Katherine 
Antonette Rathbun of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Noyes B. Spaford, a photographer, and his wife make 
their home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

Mabel C. Mason is a musician of much talent, being an 
accomplished instructor on the piano and also leader in choir 
singing. 

They have one adopted daughter : 

383. Nancy Margaret Spaford, adopted at the age of two months 
in December, 1911. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 49 

175. Claude William Mason (same descent as 174) b. in 
Morrison, Illinois, November 11, 1879; m. December 25, 
1905, Anna Marie Anderson. 

Claude W. Mason received his education in the public 
schools of Omaha, Nebraska, from which he graduated, then 
studied medicine and graduated as a Medical Missionary and 
in August, 1906, they sailed for the mission field of Siam. 
His wife is a graduate nurse. 

They had five children: 

384. James Andrew Mason, b. at Chiang-Mai, Siam, March 20. 
1907. 

385. Claude Theodore Mason, b. at Chiang-Mai, Siam, April 25, 
1908. 

386. Dorathea Mason, b. at Chiang-Mai, Siam, February 2, 1910. 

387. Paul William Mason, b. at Chiang-Mai, Siam, August 19, 
1911. 

388. Anna Marie Mason, b. at Chiang-Mai, Siam, January 20, 
1914. 

176. Melvin Austin Parrish (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Lucinda 23, Sarah Elizabeth (Courtright) Par- 
rish 59), b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, July 
24, 1859 ; m. at Milford, Iowa, November 24, 1887, Sarah E. 
Steinberg. 

They live on the home farm near Milford, Iowa. 
They had two children: 

389.— William Arthur Parrish, b. November 17, 1888. 
390.— Sarah Winnefred Parrish, b. June 5, 1890. 

178. Harrison Parrish (same descent as 176) , b. Novem- 
ber 8, 1863 ; m. July 4, 1887, Maude Roberts, d. June 23, 
1904, dau. of Charles Roberts and Sarah Earl. 

They live at 2123 Savannah avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri. 
They had five children: 

391. Laura Parrish, b. February 11, 1890; m. August 25, 1908, 
Benjamin H. Bartlett. 

392. Archie Parrish, b. May 3, 1892. 

393. Hazel Parrish, b. April 9, 1895. 

394. Claude Parrish, b. September 17, 1897. 

395. Ralph Parrish, b. March 14, 1900; d. April 10, 1902. 

179. Loella Mae Parrish (same descent as 176), b. in 
New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, September 7, 
1865 ; m. at Milford, Iowa, June 9, 1887, Frank Elbert Day, b. 
at Charlotte, Clinton Co., Iowa, May 28, 1860. 

They live at 525 West Vine street, Dennison, Iowa. 
They had seven children: 



50 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

396. Robert Leroy Day, b. at Milford, Iowa, December 1, 1887; 
m. at Milford, Iowa, March 24, 1915, Martha Esther Patton. 

397. Rollo Edson Day, b. at Milford, Iowa, April 14, 1889. 

398. Vivian Aurelia Day, b. at Milford, Iowa, September 2, 1891. 

399. Frank Leslie Day, b. at Milford, Iowa, August 20, 1893. 

400. Loella Gertrude Day, b. at Dennison, Iowa, July 16, 1895. 

401. George Elbert Day, b. at Dennison, Iowa, July 22, 1900. 

402. Iva Mae Day, b. at Dennison, Iowa, August 31, 1905. 

181. Emma M. Parrish (same descent as 176), b. De- 
cember 8, 1873; m. 1st at Milford, Iowa, February 6, 1894, 
Bela B. Stewart, d. June 2, 1896, son of Charles R. Stewart 
and Bell Adams; m. 2nd at Milford, Iowa, June 23, 1910, 
Edwin Charles Cammerrer, son of James E. Cammerrer and 
Isabella Derick. 

They live at Spencer, Iowa. 

She had one son by 1st marriage and none by 2nd: 

403. Roscoe Emmons Stewart, b. October 3, 1895. 

182. Hattie G. Parrish (same descent as 176), b. March 
17, 1876 ; m. at Spirit Lake, Iowa, May 18, 1898, George W. 
Heldridge, son of James Heldridge and Sarah Wallace. 

They live near Milford, Iowa. 
They had four children: 

404. James Ivan Heldridge, b. August 31, 1899. 

405. Lola May Heldridge, b. Auril 29, 1903. 

406. Merrill Sampson Heldridge, b. March 15, 1906. 

407. Verlin Heldridge, b. September 30, 1912. 

184. Nettie E. Parrish (same descent as 176), b. in 
Dickinson Co., Iowa, October 3, 1884 ; m. at Milford, Dickin- 
son Co., Iowa, June 20, 1903, John A. Kilpatrick, b. in 
Dickinson Co., Iowa, April 29, 1875, son of John Kilpatrick 
and Griswold. 

He is a carpenter and they live at 821 11th avenue. South 
Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

They had three children : 

408. Lorel Clyde Kilpatrick, b. near Milford, Iowa, April 28, 1904. 

409. Cecil Lynes Kilpatrick, b. near Milford, Iowa, December 21, 
1905. 

410. Kenneth Almond Kilpatrick, b. near Milford, Iowa, Novem- 
ber 3, 1909. 

187. Joseph Henry Eshleman, (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Jane (Courtright) Siddles 24, Louisa (Siddles) 
Eshleman 60), b. at Morrison, Illinois, November 30, 1865; 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 51 

m. at Coleta, Illinois, Anna Boehm, b. August 9, 1876, dau. 
of Joseph Boehm and Margaret Fulf . 
They had one child: 

411. Louisa Margaret Eshleman, b. in Malvern, Illinois, October 
13, 1897; m. at Morrison, Illinois, February 27, 1915, Willard Detra- 
son of Malon Detra and Lily Bursk. 

188. Benjamin Franklin Eshleman (same descent as 
187), b. at Malvern, Illinois, February 4, 1868; m. at Morri- 
son, Illinois, February 16, 1898, Elizabeth C. Maxwell, b. 
April 4, 1876, dau. of William Maxwell and Jane Lester. 

They had five children : 

412. Edna Jane Eshleman, b. at Morrison, Illinois, February 7, 
1899. 

413. Ruth Catherine Eshleman, b. at Malvern, Illinois, May 9, 
1901. 

414. Earl Solomon Eshleman, b. at Malvern, Illinois, January 
17, 1904. 

415. Roy William Eshleman, b. at Malvern, Illinois, October 12, 
1908. 



189. Cora May Eshleman (same descent as 187), b. at 
Malvern, Illinois, January 11, 1871 ; m. at Malvern, Illinois, 
November 19, 1902, Henry Martin Davis, b. at St. Joe, Mich- 
igan, November 19, 1849, son of Charles Lee and Polly Ann 
( ) Davis. 

They had one child: 

416. Darlene lola Davis, b. at Malvern, Illinois, July 11, 1909. 

191. Charles Clinton Siddles (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Jane (Courtright) Siddles 24, James Siddles 
61), b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, Novem- 
ber 20, 1873 ; m. at Sterling, Illinois, October 2, 1895, Ter- 
resia Dean, b. in England, February 8, 1873, dau. James 
Dean and Louisa Humphries. 

They had two children: 

417. Claude Dennis Siddles, b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside 
Co., Illinois, February 12, 1897. 

418. Clarence James Siddles, b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside 
Co., Illinois, October 22, 1902. 

192. Dora Viola Siddles (same descent as 191), b. in 
New Genesee twp. Whiteside Co., Illinois, July 8, 1875 ; m. at 
Fulton, Illinois, January 17, 1900, Edward Sheehan, b. at 



52 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Coleta, Illinois, December 22, 1874, son of Michael Sheehan 
and Bridget Brophy. 

They had two children: 

419. Marie Sheehan, b. January 10, 1901. 

420. Nellie Sheehan, b. December 2, 1902. 

193. Harriet Luella Young (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Jane (Courtright) Siddles 24, Samantha (Sid- 
dles) Young 63), b. in Whiteside Co., Ilhnois, June 27, 1861; 
m. at Morrison, Illinois, August 11, 1887, Mason S. Frissell. 

They live at 187 Iowa avenue, Aurora, Illinois. 
They had four children : 

421.— Warren J. Frissell, b. July 14, 1888. 
422.— Blanche A. Frissell, b. October 13, 1890. 

423. Margery M. Frissell, b. April 22, 1893. 

424. Elinor M. Frissell, b. July 30, 1901. 

194. Ida May Young (same descent as 193), b. in 
Whiteside Co., Illinois, November 16, 1862 ; m. December 16, 
1881, Charles P. Crafts. 

They live at 618 13th street, Silver City, New Mexico. 
They had eight children : 

425. George Allen Crafts. 

426. Lorenzo Houston Crafts. 

427. Mary Luella Crafts. 

428. Charles Warren Crafts; d. aged 22. 

429. Frederick Mason Crafts. 

430. Harriet May Crafts. 

431. James Roland Crafts; d. aged 14. 

432. Carl Crafts. 

195. Catherine Fredreca Siddles (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 
11, Rheuben 17, Jane (Courtright) Siddles 24, Milan Siddles 
64), b. in Nevada Co., California, June 29, 1880; m. in 1908, 
Alonzo LeDuc. 

They live in Nevada Co., California. 
They had four children, all born in Nevada Co., Califor- 
nia: 

433. Geneva LeDuc. 

434. William LeDuc. 

435. Elsworth LeDuc. 

436. Elvina Emma LeDuc. 

196. William Joseph Siddles (same descent as 195), b. 
in Nevada Co., California, June 15, 1882; m. October 18, 
1907, Georgia Harvey. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 53 

They live in Sacramento, California. 
They had one diild: 

437. Dorthy Siddles. 

197. Ida Siddles (same descent as 195), b. in Nevada 
Co., California, February 8, 1888; m. February 10, 191Q, 
Lewis Rowley. 

They had three children: 

438. Edwin Rowley, b. in Sacramento, California. 

439. Charles Rowley, b. in Oakland, California. 

440. Zelda Rowley, b. in Oakland, California. 

198. Janettie Siddles (same descent as 195), b. in 
Nevada Co., California, March 2, 1893 ; m. October 22, 1911, 
Frank Green. 

They live in Nevada, Co., California. 
They had one son : 

441. Milan LeForest Green, b. May 19, 1914, in Nevada Co., Cali- 
fornia. 



199. Burton Burlingame (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Jane (Courtright) Siddles 24, Jane (Siddles) 
Burlingame 65), b. in Clinton, Iowa, November 25, 1880; m. 
June 9, 1906, Pearl Langheim, b. at Ellwood, Iowa, May 22, 
1885. 

They live on Second street, Clinton, Iowa. 

They had two children: 

442. Jerold Burlingame, b. in Clinton, Iowa, June 27, 1907. 

443. Vora Burlingame, b. in Clinton, Iowa, January 2, 1913. 

202. Maranda E. Todd (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Jane (Courtright) Siddles 24, Etta (Siddles) Todd 
66), b. in Miliidgeville, Ilhnois, December 13, 1879; m. at 
Morrison, Illinois, November 1, 1902, John H. Walters, b. 
July 2, 1877, son of Karl Walters and Christiana Wright. 

They had three children: 

444. Ethel Irene Walters, b. in Miliidgeville, Illinois, July 13, 
1903. 

445. Ruth Lucille Walters, b. at Coleta, Illinois, December 26, 
1907. 

446. John Eugene Walters, b. at Coleta, Illinois, August 13, 1913. 



54 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

206. Winnie Ethel Todd (same descent as 202), b. at 
Millidgeville, Illinois, May 25, 1893 ; m. at Rockford, Illinois, 
April 24, 1913, Wilbur Hoover, son of Frank Hoover and 
Elizabeth Motz. 

They had one child : 

447. Gladys Leone Hoover, b. October 25, 1913. 

207. Daniel T. Courtright (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, William H. 25, Henry T. 67), b. November 25, 
1868 ; m. at Onawa, Iowa, October 11, 1899, Agnes Sundal. 

They had four children: 

448. Elanore V. Courtright, b. August 30, 1900. 

449. Richard T. Courtright, b. February 21, 1902. 

450. Lesley R. Courtright, R November 13, 1904. 
541. Ida E. Courtright, b. June 21, 1906. 

208. John Lesley Courtright (same descent as 207), b- 
February 8, 1870 ; m. at Onawa, Iowa, March 7, 1900, Lilla 
M. Stone. 

They had one child : 

452. John Henry Courtright, b. April 17, 1907. 

209. William Helmess Courtright (same descent as 
207), b. March 27, 1872; m. 1st July 4, 1895, Louise May 
Dunham, divorced April 28, 1911 ; m. 2nd October 17, 1912, 
Mary Perkins Hershiser. 

He had three children by 1st marriage and none by 2nd. 

453. Harold Graig Courtright, b. August 25, 1896. 

454. Horace Leroy, Courtright, b. May 17, 1898; d. September 17, 
1898. 

455. Rowenah Ruth Courtright, b. October 22, 1900. 

211. Anice L. Rowley (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, William H. 25, Sarah Elizabeth (Courtright) Rowley 
68), b. in Morrison, Illinois, June 24, 1868; d. at Florence, 
Colorado, December 25, 1905; m. at Pierson, Iowa, Novem- 
ber 24, 1889, WilHam Deremo. 

They had four children : 

456. Thornton Deremo, b. at Pierson, Iowa, November 28, 
1890; m. 

457. Iro Deremo, b. at Sac City, Iowa, August 18, 1894. 

458. Charles Smith Deremo, d. at Sac City, Iowa. 

459. Thelma Lucile Deremo, b. at Florence, Colorado, December 
18, 1905. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 55 

212. Celia Rowley (same descent as 211), b. at Ada- 
ville, Iowa, October 19, 1870 ; m. at Adaville, Iowa, March 20, 
1889, Frank Tucker, b. at Moravia, Iowa, May 30, 1867, son 
of Ely Tucker and Martha Hicks. 

They live at Crofton, Nebraska. 

They had nine children: 

460. Ellis Arthur Tucker, b. at Adaville, Iowa, February 22, 1890. 

461. William Lester Tucker, b. at Akron, Iowa, August 1, 1891. 

462. Earl Franklin Tucker, b. at Osmond, Nebx'aska, October 2, 
1893; m. at Hardington, Nebraska, October 22, 1914, Martha Tague, 
dau. of James Tague and Martha Zimmerman. No children. 

463. Minnie Marian Tucker, b. at Osmond, Nebraska, January 
7, 1897. 

464. Effie Elizabeth Tucker, b. at Bloomfield, Nebraska, August 
1, 1900. 

465. Hellen Vaneta Tucker, b. at Bloomfield, Nebraska, Septem- 
ber 5, 1905. 

466. Charles Elmer Tucker, ( b. at Crofton, Nebraska, January 
3, 1908. j 

467. Clara Ellen Tucker, ( b. at Crofton, Nebraska, January 
3, 1908; d. at birth. 

468. Kenneth Dorr Tucker, b. at Crofton, Nebraska, September 
1, 1913. 

214. Mina May Courtright (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, William H. 25, William Ready 70), b. in White- 
side Co., Illinois, September 23, 1870; d. of typhoid fever, 
at Agatha, Idaho, buried at Moscow, Idaho, November 12, 
1903; m. at Exeter, Nebraska, March 7, 1894, Frank E. 
Hen ton, of York, Nebraska, son of George Henton and Lydia 
Eikenberg. 

They lived at York, Nebraska, for a few years, moving 
from there to Agatha, Idaho, living on a farm. 
They had five children : 

469. Hazel Viola Henton, b. August 1, 1895. 

470. Edith Gladys Henton, b. September 19, 1896; d. November 
25, 1896. 

471. Leonard Earle Henton, b.June 5, 1898. 

472. Mabel Claire Henton, b. January 21, 1901. 

473. Gilbert Lyle Henton, b. March 16, 1903; d. May 1, 1907. 

215. Clara Angeline Courtright (same descent as 214), 
b. in Whiteside Co., Illinois, May 12, 1873 ; m. at her home in 
Exeter, Nebraska, October 28, 1896, William L. Steele of Ex- 
eter, Nebraska, son of George Steele and Matilda Langham, 
originally from England. 

They lived at Exeter, Nebraska, four years, moving from 
there to Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, where they still reside, 
Mr. Steele being engaged in the lumber business. 



56 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

They had five children: 

474. Ivy May Steele, b. August 17, 1897. 

475. Ethel Mildred Steele, b. January 4, 1899. 

476. William Ernest Steele, \ b. August 28, 1905. 

477. George Harold Steele, ] b. August 28, 1905; d. November 
1, 1906. 

478. Clara Ruth Steele, b. April 1, 1912. 

218. Leonard Blake Courtright (same descent as 214), 
b in Whiteside Co., Illinois, October 12, 1883 ; m. at Lacombe, 
Alberta, Canada, May 6, 1903, Edna A. Cook of Ponoka, 
Alberta, Canada, dau. of William H. Cook and Alice M. Eg- 
gleston. 

They live at Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. 
They had one child : 

479. Viola May Courtright, b. May 7, 1904. 

219. Ida Maxinda Parrish (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, William H. 25, Delilia A. (Courtright) Parrish 
71), b. in New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, Septem- 
ber 11, 1871; m. at Toledo, Iowa, October 10, 1889, Fred 
Jaqua, b. February 9, 1865, son of Josiah Jaqua and Arvilla 
Trowbridge. 

They had eleven children, the last nine born near Edger- 
ton Rock Co., Minnesota, where the family now reside. 

480. Raymond A. Jaqua, b. in Tama Co., Iowa, November 27, 1890. 

481. Clarence M. Jaqua, b. in Benton Co, Iowa, May 13, 1892. 

482. Viola E. Jaqua, b. February 5, 1894. 

483. Milford S. Jaqua, b. October 9, 1895. 

484. Chester A. Jaqua, b. April 5, 1897. 

485. Rena M. Jaqua, b. April 10, 1899. 

486. Freddie D. Jaqua, b. August 25, 1901. 

487. Celia A. Jaqua, b. December 22, 1902. 

488. Albert B. Jaqua, b. February 29, 1904. 

489. Clara M. Jaqua, b. October 30, 1906; d. December 25, 1907. 

490. Leroy A. Jaqua, b. February 15, 1911. 

220. Clifford Parrish (same descent as 219), b. in New 
Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, September 12, 1874; 
m. at Rock Rapids, Iowa, September 21, 1896, Maud Yarrow, 
dau. of Thomas Yarrow and Delia Stickney. 

They had three children, all born in Rock Co., Minnesota: 

491. Cora M. Parrish, b. October 11, 1896; d. March 14, 1898. 

492. Mable D. Parrish, b. February 5, 1899. 

493. Harrison B. Parrish, b. February 14, 1901. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 57 

221. Carrie May Parrish (same descent as 219), b. in 
New Genesee twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois, April 23, 1875 ; m. 
at Waterloo, Iowa, April 12, 1893, John Clinton Jaqua, b. in 
Stubend Co., Indiana, October 18, 1870. 

They live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

They had seven children: 

494. Clinton Leroy Jaqua, b. in Tama Co., Iowa, December 29, 
1895. 

495. Etta Elsie Jaqua, b. in Rock Co., Minnesota, October 29, 
1896. 

496. Ralph Judson Jaqua, b. in Rock County, Minnesota, Feb- 
ruary 21, 1898. 

497. Emily Anna Jaqua, b. in Rock Co., Minnesota, January 20, 
1902. 

498. Forrest Stanley Jaqua, b. in Luverne, Minnesota, September 
29, 1905. 

499. Lorence Seth Jaqua, b. in Luverne, Minnesota, June 7, 1908. 

500. Flora Louisa Jaqua, b. in Luverne, Minnesota, June 22, 1911. 

232. Zelia May Woolley (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Francis Martin 
Woolley 78), b. near Sterling, Illinois, May 21, 1869; m. near 
Ellinwood, Barton Co., Kansas, February 14, 1889, Walter S. 
Bryant, b. at Beach Grove, Ohio, March 26, 1864, son of 
James Perry Bryant, b. in Clinton Co., Ohio, July 6, 1835 ; d. 
near Ellinwood, Kansas, September 21, 1902, and Harriet 
Brown, b. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 13, 1836 ; 
d. in Hutchinson, Kansas, February 28, 1902 ; m. in St. Fran- 
cis Co., Missouri, August 18, 1856. 

They had seven children, all born near Ellinwood, Kansas. 

501.— Charley Leroy Bryant, b. December 30, 1889. 
502.— Francis Perry Bryant, b. February 19, 1892. 

503. Ralph Lester Bryant, b. July 5, 1894. 

504. Oliver Ray Bryant, b. January 1, 1897. 

505. Floyd Wilbur Bryant, b. August 15, 1899. 

506. Walter Delbert Bryant, b. February 18, 1902. 

507. Hattie May Bryant, b. November 4, 1905. 

233. Helen Viola Woolley (same descent as 232), b. at 
Sterling, Illinois, December 23, 1870 ; m. at Ellinwood, Kan- 
sas, January 9, 1889, John Strohmeyer, b. at Pomroy, Ohio, 
July 11, 1866, son of Gotlieb Strohmeyer and Sophia Dormer 
of Germany. 

They live in Hawthorne, California. 
They had eight children : 

508. Guy Jeffrey Strohmeyer, b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, September 
29,1889; m. at Hawthorne, California, Ethel Lowenstein, dau of Oscar 



58 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Lowenstein, b. in Jasper Co., Missouri, and Gilla Amanda Arnold, b. 
in Newton, Missouri. 

509.— Lily Viola Strohmeyer, b. September 15, 1891. 

510. Daisy Ellen Strohmeyer, b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, February 
2, 1894; m. at Hawthorne, California, May 12, 1915, Guy Dupy of 
Wynoka, Oklahoma, son of Warren Dupy and Nettie Sackett. 

511. Sylvia Fay Strohmeyer, b. at Wynoka, Oklahoma, April 24, 
1896. 

512. Violet Lena Strohmever, b. at Wynoka, Oklahoma, January 
20, 1901. 

513 Dorothy Idell Strohmeyer, b. at Wynoka, Oklahoma, April 
18, 1905. 

514. Mildred Marie Strohmeyer, b. at W\Tioka, Oklahoma. Aug- 
ust 3, 1907. 

515. Russel Leroy Strohmeyer, b. at Hawthorne, California, 
April 1, 1910. 



234. Clara Edith Woolley (same descent as 232), b. at 
Sterling, Illinois, September 12, 1872; m. at Ellinwood, 
Kansas, January 9, 1889, William Henry Hinderliter, b. at 
Cuba, Fulton Co., Illinois, April 15, 1859 ; d. at Wichita, Kan- 
sas, of internal cancer, October 22, 1907, son of Daniel Hind- 
erliter, b. October 6, 1823 ; d. May 10, 1869, and Melissa 
Abigail Maxwell, b. July 4, 1830; d. October 9, 1914, both 
were of German descent. 

Clara E. Woolley Hinderliter lives at Wynoka, Oklahoma. 

They had four children : 

516. — Francis Irving Hinderliter, b. December 17, 1889. 

517. Clara Rebecca Hinderliter, i b. at EUinvv'ood, Kansas, May 
10, 1892; d. August 7, 1892. - 

518. Floy Melissa Hinderliter ( b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, May 
10, 1892; m. October 10, 1912, Percy Carson, b. January 9, 1887, son 
of William Carson, b. at Jerseyville, Illinois, April 22, 1859, and May 
Armstrong, b. at Waterloo, Iowa, April 22, 1859. 

519. Bertie William Hinderliter, b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, Decem- 
ber 15, 1894. 



235. Harry Leroy Woolley (same descent as 232), b. at 
Sterling, Illinois, January 4, 1875 ; m. at Wynoka, Oklahoma, 
September 20, 1898, Lottie Jane Boswell, b. March 26, 1881, 
dau. of Casper Yinger Boswell, b. near Peoria, Illinois, Sep- 
tember 20, 1850, and Dora Dean Perry, b. in Wisconsin, June 
10, 1860. 

They had two children : 

520. Loyd Casper Woolley, b. at Wynoka, Oklahoma, September 
15, 1900. 

521. Flossie Dean Woolley, b. at Wvnoka, Oklahoma, September 
23, 1902. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 59 

236. James Irving Woolley (same descent as 232), b. at 
Sterling, Illinois, October 13, 1877 ; m. at VVynoka, Oklahoma, 
December 25, 1901, Hettie Minnie Fales, b. February 21, 
1880, dau. of Willard Erander Fales, b. August 18, 1834, and 
Harriet Emogene Miller, b. in Ohio, July 14, 1839. 

They live at Wynoka, Oklahoma. 

They had five children, all born near Wynoka, Oklahoma. 

522. Lyle Leroy Woolley, b. January 19, 1901; d. in infancy. 

523. Vernon Willard Woolley, b. August 8, 1903, 

524. Velma May Woolley, b. August 15, 1905. 

525. Bertie Irving Woolley, b. March 1, 1910. 

526. Hazel Floy Woolley, b. March 6, 1915. 

238. William Floyd Woolley (same descent as 232), b. 
in Whiteside Co., Illinois, July 11, 1881: m. Ethel May 
Springer, b. January 26, 1892, at Cuba, Kansas, dau. of 
James N. Springer, b. at Abingdon, Illinois, January 9, 1865, 
and Hattie May Curtis, b. at Swanton, Ohio, December 25, 
1871. 

They live at Wynoka, Oklahoma. 

They had two children, both born at Wynoka, Oklahoma: 

527. Daisy Mary Woolley, b. October 15, 1908. 

528. Ralph Floyd Woolley, b. August 1, 1910. 

239. August Ray Woolley (same descent as 232), b. at 
Sterling, Illinois, August 15, 1883 ; m. February 14, 1906, 
Eunice Pearl French, dau. of Archibald French, b. June 15, 
1847, and Helen Fvose Gillett, b. October 28, 1884. 

They live at Wynoka, Oklahoma. 

They had five children, all born near Wynoka, Oklahoma. 

529. Oliver Ray Wolley, b. November 15, 1906. 

530. Goldie Clara Woolley, b. September 28, 1908. 

531. Helen Rebecca Woolley, b. January 28, 1910. 

532. Laurence Allen Woolley, b. February 5, 1913. 

533. Ruby Minnie Woolley, b. January 11, 1915. 

240. Minnie Bell Woolley (same descent as 232), b. at 
Sterling, Illinois, October 15, 1886 ; m. at Wynoka, Oklahoma, 
April 10, 1907, Benjamin Harrison French, b. October 28, 
1884, son of Archibald French, b. June 15, 1847, and Helen 
Rose Gillett, b. October 28, 1884. 

They hve at 1171 East 56th street, Los Angeles, Calafor- 
nia. 

They had one child : 

534. Archibald Bertie French, b. August 8, 1908. 



60 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

243. Iva Myrtle Ernst (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Maria Ellen 
(Woolley) Ernst 79), b. near Lohrville, Iowa, August 23, 
1880 ; m. at Lohrville, Iowa, June 4, 1902, Charles Leet. 

They live near Scranton, Iowa. 

They had three children, all born near Scranton, Iowa: 

536. Irene Ha Leet. 

537. Mabel lola Leet, b. August 19, 1907. 

538. Hazel Faye Leet, b. December 3, 1909. 

244. Miles Lester Woolley (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Hartson 
Courtright Woolley 80), b. in Rock Falls, Illinois, May 4, 
1881 ; m. in Great Bend, Kansas, June 28, 1909, Lula May 
Logan. 

They live in Ellinwood, Kansas. 
They had son : 

539. George Hartson Woolley, b. November 23, 1911. 

245. Fernie Belle Woolley (same descent as 244), b. in 
Rock Falls, Illinois, August 21, 1884 ; m. at Ellinwood, Kan- 
sas, June 19, 1907, Eugene Otto Wagner. 

They live at Ellinwood, Kansas. 
They had daughter: 

540. Leota Lorraine Wagner, b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, July 4, 
1913. 

246. Pearl Franklin Schrader (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 
11, Rheuben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Florence 
Aurilla (Woolley) Schrader 82), b. in Sterling, Illinois, No- 
vember 5, 1878 ; m. Nellie Adolpher, b. October 24, 1875, dau. 
of William Adolpher and Albina Schultz. 

They had two sons: 

541. Frank Leslie Schrader, b. June 10, 1902. 

542. Loris William Schrader, b.July 31, 1906. 

249. Wilma Etta Schrader (same descent as 246), b. 
in Sterling, Illinois, September 19, 1890; m. April 21, 1910, 
William Tifft, of Sterling, Illinois, son of Edwin Tifft and 
Sarah Thiele. 

They had one son: 

543. Douglas Tifft, b. February 9, 1911. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 61 

252. John L. Gould (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, John 27, Amanda Jane (Courtright) Gould 85), b. 
April 26, 1871 ; m. November 3, 1893, Nellie Kokersperger, 
dau. of George Kokersperger and Mary Phile. 

They had three sons: 

544. Francis Adelbert Gould, b. April 5, 1895. 

545. George Raymond Gould, b. November 27, 1896. 

546. Leon Lester Gould, b. September 30, 1898. 

253. Sonora Cecilia McDermott (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 
11, Rheuben 17, Deborah (Courtright) Griffin 28, Mary 
(Griffin) McDermott 87), b. in Ford Co., Illinois, January 
8, 1871 ; m. at Lohrville, Iowa, December 30, 1894, Heman 
A. Squires. 

They live at Alexandria, Minnesota. 
They had three children: 

547. Ino Squires, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, August 9, 1897. 

548. Leo McDermott Squires, b. at Jolley, Iowa, May 25, 1900. 

549. Arlo Heman Squires, b. at Alexandria, Minnesota, Septem- 
ber 19, 1912. 

254. Thomas Otis McDermott (same descent as 253), 
b. in Ford Co., Illinois, July 18, 1872 ; m. at Pomeroy, Iowa, 
January 1, 1896, Rosa Belle Tullar. 

They live at Quimby, lov/a. 
They had one daughter: 

550. Jennie Lucille McDermott, b. at Knierim, Iowa, November 
14, 1901. 

255. Leroy Gilbert McDermott (same descent as 253), 
b. in Livingston, Illinois, June 12, 1874; m. at Des Moines, 
Iowa, March 14, 1894, Daisy Shackelford. 

They live at Lohrville, Iowa. 
They had four children : 

551. Alfred James McDermott, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, February 9, 
1895; d. at Sioux City, Iowa of appendicitis October 5 1906. 

552. Lila Marie McDermott, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, November 4, 
1896. 

553. Cecil Leo McDermott, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, November 18, 

1898 

554. Marjorie Faye McDermott, b. at Henry, South Dakota, Feb- 
ruary 18, 1906; d. June 14, 1906. 

258. Sylvia Belle McDermott (same descent as 253), 
b. in Calhoun Co., Iowa, February 28, 1882 ; m. 1st at Gilmore 
City, Iowa, August 22, 1898, George Stamper, divorced, at 



62 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Sioux City, Iowa, in 1905 ; m. 2nd at Des Moines, Iowa, June 
17, 1905, Patrick J. Hodgins. 

They live at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

She had two children by 2nd marriage and none by 1st. 

555. Bemice Hodgins, b. at Sioux City, Iowa, February 11, 1907. 

556. Desmond Hodgins, b. at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 27, 
1909. 

262. Clarence Leland Grifhn (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Deborah (Courtright) GrifRn 28, James H. Grif- 
fin 88), b. at Seward, Nebraska, October 22, 1875; m. at 
Lohrville, Iowa, February 8, 1898, Lena Spula, b. at Dutch- 
kill, New York, June 24, 1872; d. April 4, 1909, dau. of 
Joseph Spula and Mary Koutz. 

They had three daughters: 

557. Ethel Griffin, b. at Lohrville, Iowa, March 22, 1900. 

558. Julia Griffin, b. at Lake City, Iowa, March 17, 1902. 

559. Mildred Grffin, b. at Lake City, Iowa, September 17, 1904. 

263. Wilbert Henry GrifRn (same descent as 262), b. 
at Seward, Nebraska, October 11, 1877; m. at Red Bluffs, 
California, June 22, 1903, Jessie Belle Van Scoy, b. in South 
Dakota, August 23, 1883, dau. of Leens Van Scoy and Aurilla 
Phillips. 

They had daughter: 

560. Cecelia Mae Griffin, b. at Redding, California, April 22, 1905. 

265. Edna Eva Griffin (same descent as 262), b. at 
Lohrville, Iowa, October 31, 1882 ; d. October 22, 1914 ; m. 
in northern Idaho, May 25, 1909, George Luis, drowned in 
Snake river, Idaho, in 1912. They separated in 1911. 

They had one son: 

561. Francis Marco Luis, b. at Boise, Idaho, April 11, 1912, 

272. Inez Zola Tiffany (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Deborah (Courtright) Griffin 28, Harriet Elzirah 
(Griffin) Tiffany 90), b. at Kempton, Illinois, June 27, 1880; 
m. 1st at Gilmore City, Iowa, December 25, 1897, Leason 
Haggin, a druggist; m. 2nd March 1, 1914, Ray J. Matthews, 
a druggist. 

She had one child by 1st marriage and one by 2nd: 

562. Gerald E. Haggin, b. at Harcourt, Iowa, October 8, 1899. 

563. Rayda Harriet Matthews, b. in Sioux City, Iowa, December 
26, 1914. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 63 

274. Eddythe M. Tiffany (same descent as 272), b. in 
Gilmore City, Iowa, September 3, 1893; m. in Des Moines, 
Iowa, December 27, 1911, Thomas J. Batie, a farmer. 

They had one son: 

564. Homer W. Batie, b. March 15, 1914. 

283. Lowell Elbert Finzel (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Levi 34, Emma Viola (Courtright) Finzel 100), 
b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, November 26, 1883; m. at Mil- 
lidgeville, Illinois, January 12, 1912, Beulah Hubbard, dau. 
of Mr. and Mrs. (George Hubbard. 

They live at Pleasant Hill, Illinois. 
They had son: 

565. George Henry Finzel, b. at Millidgeville, Illinois, October 29, 
1913; d. February 12, 1915. 

284. Charles Edwin Finzel (same descent as 283), b. 
January 5, 1889 ; m. at Ketchican, Alaska, November 30, 
1913, Millie Eugenie Harvil. 

They live in Alaska. 
They had son: 

566. Orvis Lafayette Finzel, b. April 11, 1915. 

296. Pearl Irene Williams (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Lydia Ann (Courtright) Howard 37, Florinda 
L. (Howard) Williams 108), b. September 25, 1889; m. No- 
vember 13, 1907, Clyde Hilerman. 

They had son: 

567. Robert Hilerman, b. 1908. 

302. Laurence H. MacBride (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Lydia Ann (Courtright) Howard 37, Maud E. 
(Howard) MacBride 110), b. July 15, 1892; m. June 4, 1913, 
Eveline Gaffey. 

They had son: 

568. Maurice Aloyesios MacBride, b. November 22, 1914. 

303. Nettie V. MacBride (same descent as 302), b. 
August 19, 1893 ; m. March 20, 1912, Ernest Cummings. 

They had daughter: 

569. Doratha A. Cummings, b. August 14, 1914. 



64 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Eighth Generation 

322. Albert Meeker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Margaret Ann 
(Decker) Meeker 42, Charles E. Meeker 127), b. in Cort- 
land Co., New York, March 21, 1880; m. 1st at Bingham- 
ton. New York, by Rev. Crydenwise, October 24, 1900, Leora 
Wilbur, d. at Binghamton, New York, December 13, 1903, 
dau. of Stephen D. Wilbur and Vina Tripp ; m. 2nd August 
30, 1907, Blanche Colvin, dau. of George Colvin and Helen 
Hall. 

He had a daughter by 1st marriage: 

570. Leora Meeker, b. December 13, 1903; adopted by her grand- 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Wilbur. 

323. George Henry Meeker (same descent as 322), b. 
in Cortland Co., New York, January 18, 1883 ; m. at Bingam- 
ton. New York, June 4, 1902, Edna Crumb, dau. of Edwin 
Crumb and Ida Adella Harvey. 

They had three children: 

571. Charles Howard Meeker, b. March 27, 1906. 

572. Dorothy Gertrude Meeker, b. May 22, 1909. 

573. George Henry Meeker, Jr., b. March 28, 1912. 

324. Florence Rosie Meeker (same descent as 322), b. 
in Cortland Co., New York, April 16, 1885 ; d. July 30, 1907 ; 
m. in Binghamton, New York, November 11, 1903, John 
Salie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Salie. 

They had daughter: 

574. Florence Salie, b. July 18, 1907, now with her grandparents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Salie, in Goshen, Indiana. 

326. Leon Aubrey Meeker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Margaret Ann 
(Decker) Meeker 42, David L. Meeker 128), b. October 8, 
1887 ; m. in 1910 Hazel Signor. 

They had two children : 

575. Juanita May Meeker, b. May 23, 1911. 

576. Leon Aubrey Meeker, Jr., b. November 10, 1912; d. May 1, 
1913. 

327. Mildred Marguerite Meeker (Jan 1, Arie 4, Sam- 
uel 11, Rheuben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Mar- 
garet Ann (Decker) Meeker 42, George Henry Meeker 129), 
b. in Binghamton, New York, March 23, 1890 ; m. at Bingam- 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 65 

ton, New York, by Rev. M. S. Goodshall, June 28, 1911, 
Robert E. Fletcher, son of W. M. Fletcher and Nora Gaige. 

They live at Lisle, New York, where Rev. Fletcher is 
pastor of the Methodist church. 

They had two children: 

577. Robert Bruce Fletcher, b. April 24, 1912; d. at Tio£?a Center. 
New York, April 26, 1912. 

578. Douglas Winston Fletcher, b. at Binghamton, New York. 
April 22, 1913. 

328. Raymond Earl Wilcox (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Phoebe (Courtright) Decker 20, Margaret Ann 
(Decker) Meeker 42, Sara A. (Meeker) Wilcox 130), b. in 
Binghamton, New York, July 6, 1888; m. in Binghamton, 
New York, by Rev. McCreary, August 8, 1914, Anna Teresa 
Smith, dau. of Lee Smith and Esther Cruise. 

They had son : 

579. Richard Edward Wilcox, b. March 12, 1915. 

359. Herbert Russell Head (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Catherine (Courtright) Woolley 22, Arminda 
(Woolley) Head 56, Pardon Head 163), b. on a farm north 
of Liscomb in Hardin Co., Iowa, August 18, 1883 ; d. at 
Shady Lawn Farm in Liscomb twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, of 
typhoid fever, October 14, 1910 ; m. at Breckenridge, Min- 
nesota, October 9, 1907, Zulu Maura Farmer, b. in Knox 
Co., Ohio, October 8, 1889, dau. of Lewis Osborne Farmer 
and Rhodina Lepley of Breckenridge, Minnesota. 

Herbert Russell Head commenced school in the town of 
Oilman, Iowa, attended the country school in Liscomb twp., 
Marshall Co., Iowa, and the high school in Liscomb, Iowa. 

He worked on his father's farm until he was twenty, 
then entered the railroad shops at Marshalltown, Iowa, and 
worked there as blacksmith helper, also in the R. R. shops 
at Springfield, Missouri, and for four months in the shops 
at Gorgas, Canal Zone. 

He had one son, born after his death : 

573. Herbert Russell Head, b. in Marshalltown, Iowa, November 
19, 1910. 

360. David Mason Head (same descent as 359), b. on 
a farm north of Liscomb in Hardin Co., Iowa, Mai-ch 19, 
1886; m. near Liscomb, January 1, 1913, Ethel May Patton, 
b. at McCallsburg, Story Co., Iowa, May 15, 1891, dau. of 
Alfred Boston and Hulda Springer and adopted dau. of 



66 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

Thomas Patton and Harriet Jane Price of the Bethel Grove 
neighborhood in Marshall Co., Iowa. 

David Mason Head attended the country school in Lis- 
comb twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, and several terms in the high 
schools of Liscomb and Conrad, Iowa. 

He staid at home and worked his father's farm until his 
marriage, except one year of carpenter work in Marshall- 
town, Iowa, and one year on his own farm near Seymour, 
Missouri. After his marriage he went on his own farm near 
Bricelyn, Minnesota, where they now live. 

They have daughter: 

574. Mary Helen Head, b. near Bricelyn, Minnesota, November 29, 
1913. 

361. Emily Head (same descent as 359), b. on a farm 
near Pickering in Greencastle twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, 
April 80, 1887; m. at Shady Lawn Farm in Marshall Co., 
Iowa, June 2, 1909, George Olney, b. near Coulterville, Cali- 
fornia, November 27, 1878, son of Augustus Olney, b. at 
Providence, Rhode Island, and Caroline Poole, b. at New Bed- 
ford, Massachusetts, California "forty-niners." 

Emily Head attended the country school in Liscomb twp., 
Marshall Co., Iowa, and also the high school in Conrad, Iowa, 
graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1905. She worked 
as an apprentice in the millinery store in Conrad, Iowa, two 
seasons, then bought the stock and kept it two seasons, then 
selling. She taught three terms in the country school of 
Marshall Co., Iowa. After her marriage she lived fifteen 
months in the mining camp at Harrington, Arizona, where 
George Olney was foreman. They now live on their orange 
ranch near Covina, Los Angeles Co., California. 

They had two sons: 

575. George Edward Olney, b. at Prescott, Arizona, May 29, 1910. 

576. James D. Olney, b. near Covina, California, July 29, 1915. 



362. Anna Head (same descent as 359), b. on a farm 
near Pickering, in Greencastle twp., Marshall Co., Iowa, 
September 20, 1889 ; m. at Kansas City, Missouri, January 
31, 1910, Clyde Ogden, b. near Bloomington, Illinois, Decem- 
ber 18, 1886, son of Abraham Ogden and Parmelia Britton. 

Anna Head attended the country school in Liscomb twp., 
Marshall Co., Iowa, and one year in the high school in Lis- 
comb, Iowa, and three years in the Conrad high school, 
graduating from there in 1907. She took the course at the 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 67 

Business College in Marshalltown, Iowa, and worked in the 
freight department of the Iowa Central Railway until her 
marriage. After that they lived in Marshalltown until the 
fall of 1914, when they moved to a farm north of Marshall- 
town, where they now live. 
They had two children : 

577. Helen May Ogden, b. in Marshalltown, Iowa, August 6, 
1912. 

578. Donald Clyde Ogden, b. in Marshalltown, Iowa, December 
22, 1913. 

366. Mabel Arminda Head (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Catherine (Courtright) Woolley 22, Arminda 
(Woolley) Head 56, William Fremont Head 164), b. in Chei-- 
okee Co., Iowa, February 27, 1887 ; m. at Warren, Minnesota, 
March 9, 1909, Arthur L. Wood, b. at Warren, Minnesota, 
November 22, 1888. son of Charles Russell Wood and Ehza- 
beth Mary Blaney of Illinois. 

They live on a farm near Warren, Minnesota. 

They had four children, all born near Warren, Minnesota : 

579. Mavis Elizabeth Wood, b. May 1, 1910. 

580. Harriet Lee Wood, b. June 12, 1912. 

581. Arietta Ruth Wood, b. 1913. 

582. Leroy Arthur Wood, b. May 3, 1915. 

389. William Arthur Parrish (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 
11, Rheuben 17, Lucinda 23, Sarah Elizabeth (Courti-ight) 
Parrish 59, Melvin Austin Parrish 176), b. near Milford, 
Iowa, November 17, 1888; m. Gusta Aldridge. 

They had son: 

583. Melvin Parrish. 

390. Sarah Winnefred Parrish (same descent as 389), 
b. near Milford, Iowa, June 5, 1890; m, at Spencer, Iowa, 
August 26, 1907, Harold E, Cammerrer. 

They had three children: 

584. Evaline Grace Cammerrer, b. September 19, 1908. 

585. Clarence Edwin Cammerer, b. June 4, 1911. 

586. Stanley Cammerrer. 

421. Warren J. Frissell (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, Rheu- 
ben 17, Jane ( Courtright) Siddles 24, Samantha (Siddles) 
Young 63, Harriet Luella (Young) Frissell 193), b. July 14, 
1888 ; m. October 4, 1910, Minnie Fay Lutz. 



68 HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 

They live in Rock Island, Illinois. 
They had son: 

587. Karl J. Frissell, b. July 6, 1914. 

422. Blanche A. Frissell (same descent as 421), b. 
October 13, 1890; m. February 8, 1913, Glenn R. Gunn of 
Savanna, Illinois. 

They had daughter: 

588. Undine May Gunn, b. December, 1913. 

501. Charles LeRoy Bryant (Jan. 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Francis 
Martin Woolley 78, Zeha May (Woolley) Bryant 232), b. at 
Ellinwood, Kansas, December 30, 1889 ; m. near Ellinwood, 
Kansas, September 13, 1908, Clara Ellen Hinderliter, b. Octo- 
ber 15, 1888, near Ellinwood, Kansas, dau. of Hinder- 
liter and Jane Robersin. 

They had three children: 

589. Jennie May Bryant, b. near Ellinwood, Kansas, May 28, 
1909. 

590. Harry LeRoy Bryant, b. near Avard, Oklahoma, August 6, 
1910. 

591. Charles Allen Bryant, b. near Avard, Oklahoma, December 
14, 1911. 

502. Francis Perry Bryant (same descent as 501), b. 
near Ellinwood, Kansas, February 19, 1892; m. near Ellin- 
wood, Kansas, October 8, 1912, Ida Leoda McColough, dau. 
of Perry McColough and Augusta Amelia Mohs. 

They had son: 

592. Walter Perry Bryant, b. near Ellinwood, Kansas, March 5, 
1914. 

509. Lily Viola Strohmeyer (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 11, 
Rheuben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Francis 
Martin Woolley 78, Helen Viola (Woolley) Strohmeyer 233), 
b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, September 15, 1891 ; m. at Haw- 
thorne, California, September 10, 1910, Martin Lee Cruzon, 
b. in Missouri in 1887, son of Scheyler C. Cruzon, b. in Indi- 
ana in 1866, and Delacey C. Turner, b. in Missouri in 1870. 

They had two children: 

593. Geneva Gina Cruzon. 

594. Viola Charlotte Cruzon. 



HISTORY OF THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 69 

516. Francis Irving Hinderliter (Jan 1, Arie 4, Samuel 
11, Rheuben 17, Margaret (Courtright) Woolley 26, Francis 
Martin Woolley 78, Clara Edith (Woolley) Hinderliter 234), 
b. at Ellinwood, Kansas, December 17, 1889 ; m. at Wynoka, 
Oklahoma, September 19, 1911, Mary Catherine Olson, b. at 
Kinsley, Kansas, February 26, 1890, dau. of Chris Olson and 
Julia Etta Berry, b. in Indiana. 

They had three children, all born near Wynoka, Okla- 
homa: 

595. Lester DeVenie Hinderliter, b. July 10, 1910. 

596. Virgil Francis Hinderliter, b. January 21, 1912. 

597. Leonard Bert Hinderliter, b. March 19, 1915. 



INDEX 



Abbott, Carrie Belle, 128. 
Adams, Bell, 181. 

Elizabeth, 25, 27. 

J. B., 106. 

Metta, 106. 
Adolpher, Nellie, 246. 

William, 246. 
Aldridge, Gusta, 389. 
Allan, Charles, 132. 

Cora May, 132. 
Allen, Cornelia Julia, 134. 

Eva, 203. 

Walter W., 203. 
Amabel, Sarah Ann, 61. 
Anderson, Anna Marie, 175. 
Archer, Charles Q.. 80. 
Armstrong, May 518. 
Arnold, Gilla Amanda, 508. 

Back, John Harold Weins, 
276. 

John Johnson, 91. 

Luila Georgia, 275. 
Bacon, Charles L., 80. 
Badger, Horace S., 155. 

Jonathan Buck, 54. 



^ / ^agle, Mary, 35, 39. 



Ballantyne, Nancy, 164. 
y Barentse, Appolonia, 1. 
Bark, Cecille Anna, 267. 
Bartlett, Benjamin, 391. 
Batie, Homer W., 564. 

Thomas J., 274. 
Bedell, Deborah, 17. 

Elizabeth, 17. 

Henry, 17. 

John, 17. 
Bennett, Aaron, 17. 

Elijah, 16. 
Benser, Sophia, 72. 
Benson, James, Rev., 312. 
Berry, Julia Etta, 516. 
Bills, Egbert F., 77. 

Harold V., 230. 

Kendrick Egbert, 77. 

Lucille Izetta, 231. 
Blaney, Elizabeth Mary, 366. 
Bliss, Carrie Etta, 80. 

Hattie Rosalie, 80, 84. 

Nathaniel, 80, 84. 

Nettie Jane, 80. 



Boehm, Anna, 187. 

Joseph, 187. 

Bole, , 98. 

Bollinger, Eva, 100. 

Mary, 95. 
Boston, Alfred, 360. 

Julia, 169. 
Boswell, Casper Yinger, 235. 

Lottie Jane, 235. 
Bowen, Eulalia Tennant, 

Mrs., 165. 
Bradley, Cora, 336. 
Britton, Parmelia, 362. 
Broodwell, Nancy, 59, 71. 
Brophy, Bridget, 192. 
Brown, Harriet, 232. 
Bry, Ida, 104. 

Lillie, 103. 

Sylvester, 103, 104. 
Bryant, Charles Allen, 591. 

Charles Leroy, 501. 

Fanny Bliss, 163. 

Francis Perry, 502. 

Floyd Wilbur, 505. 

Harry LeRoy, 590. 

Hattie May, 507. 

James Perry, 232. 

Jennie May, 589. 

Oliver Ray, 504. 

Ralph Lester, 503. 

Walter Delbert, 506. 

Walter Perry, 592. 

Walter S., 232. 
Bryon, Solomon H., 158. 
Bulger, Johanna, 129. 
Burch, Polly Abigail, 128. 
Burgess, Benjamin, 61. 

Ruth Maria, 61. 
Burlingame. Burton, 199. 

Clyde* 200. 

Jerold, 442. 

Milo, 65. 

Ray, 201. 

Vora, 443. 
Burns, Maria, 144. 
Bursk, Lily, 411. 

Cammerrer, Clarence Edwin, 
585. 
Edwin Charles, 181. 
Evelyn Grace, 584. 



INDEX 



71 



Harold E., 390. 

James E., 181. 
Stanley, 586. 
Campbell, Maranda, 66. 
Cartwright, Peter, 34. 
Carson, Percy, 518. 

William, 518. 
Church, Louis K., Gov., 57. 
Clarke, Dewitt C, 168. 

Mary C, 168. 
Cline, Abram Lincoln, 131. 

A. LeRoy, 333. 

Ephriam, 131. 

George Paul, 334. 

Johnson Russell, 332. 
Colcord, R. B., 38. 
Cole, Lavina, 45. 
Colville, George Rev. Dr., 128. 
Colvin, Blanche, 322. 

George, 322. 
Colwell, Charles, 93. 

Sarah, 93. 
Cook, Edna, A., 218. 

William H., 218. 
Cookingham, Betsey, 79. 
Cool, Barent Jacobson, 1. 
Corby. Sarah Amelia, 42. 
Courtright, Aaron, 12. 

Aaron D., 39. 

Allen, 97. 

Amanda Jane, 85. 

Andelena Bell, 216. 

Appolonia, 3. 

Arien, 4. 

Benjamin, 30. 

Burton Ralph, 117. 

Candace A., 73. 

Catherine, 8, 22. 

Charles, 102. 

Charles Abram, 224. 

Chester Arthur, 118. 

Chester B., 74. 

Clara Angeline, 215. 

Clarence Vernon, 288. 

Daniel, 14. 

Daniel T., 207. 

Deborah Elizabeth, 28. 

Delia A., 71. 

Edith E., 107. 

Edward Darius, 217. 

Elinore V., 448. 

Elizabeth, 7. 15. 

Emma Ophelia, 77. 

Emma Viola, 100. 

Ernest Grant. 106. 

Florence Luella, 293. 

Frank M., 104. 



Frank Willson, 294. 
Fred H., 103. 
Geonre T., 35. 
Harold Grai"- 453. 
Hendrick, 2. 
Henry Melvin, 210. 
Henry T., 67. 
Homer Bacon, 227. 
Horace Leroy, 454. 
Ida E., 451. 
Isaac Bedell, 21, 
Jan, 1. 
Jane, 24. 
John, 13, 27. 
Johannes, 5. 
John Clarridge, 53. 
John Cyrus, 225. 
John G., 69. 
John Henry, 452. 
John L., 295. 
John Lesley, 208. 
Josephine, 38. 
Laughren R., 105. 
Laura Esther, 228. 
Leonard Blake, 218. 
Leonard LeRoy, 291. 
Leon Ray, 119. 
Lesley R., 450. 
Lester W., 86. 
Levi, 34. 

Louis Edwin, 55. 
Lucinda, 23. 
Lydia, 6, 10, 16. 
Martha, 101. 
Lvdia Ann, 37. 
Mary, 29. 

Mary Anna May, 76. 
Mary Elizabeth, 32. 
]\Iary Janet, 54. 
Maud Genevieve, 229. 
Margaret, 26. 
Miles Arosco, 72. 
Mina May. 214. 
Nellie, 282. 
Nellie Viola, 290. 
Partial, 36. 
Peter, 19. 
Petrus, 18. 
Phoebe, 20. 
Ravmond Orlan. 226. 
Rheuben, 17, 43. 
Richard T.. 449. 
Rowenah Ruth, 455. 
Samuel, 9, 11, 31. 
Sarah Elizabeth, 59, 68. 
Svlvv Vermilia, 292. 
Stella. 98. 



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INDEX 



Viola May, 479. 

Wilbur B., 75. 

Willard Verdell, 289. 

William H., 25, 33. 

William Helmess, 209. 

William Ready, 70. 

Wilson, 96. 
Craft, Joshua, 46. 

Minnie M., 46. 
Crafts, Carl, 432. 

Charles P., 194. 

Charles Warren, 428. 

Frederick Mason, 429. 

George Allen, 425. 

Harriet May, 430. 

James Roland, 431. 

Lorenzo Houston, 426. 

Mary Luella, 427. 
Crompton, Rev. Mr., 336. 
Cruise, Esther, 328. 
Crumb, Edna, 323. 

Edwin, 323. 
Cruzon, Geneva Gina, 593. 

Martin Lee, 509. 

Scheyler C, 509. 

Viola Charlotte, 594. 
Cummings, Doratha A., 569. 

Ernest, 303. 
Curtis, Hattie May, 238. 
Crydenwise, Rev., 322. 

Dale, James, 80. 

Jessie May. 80. 

Pearl, 80. 
Davis, Charles L., 336. 

Charles Lee, 189. 

Darlene lola, 416. 

Harold Addison, 336. 

Henry Martin, 189. 

Polly Ann, Mrs., 189. 
Day, Frank Elbert, 179. 

Frank Leslie, 399. 

George Elbert, 401. 

Grace, 177. 

Iva Mae, 402. 

Loella Gertrude, 400. 

Robert Leroy, 396. 

Rollo Edson, 397. 

Vivian Aurelia, 398. 
Dean, James, 62, 191. 

Teresia, 191. 
Decker, Amanda, 43. 

Bruce, 137. 

Catherine J., 40. 

Clarence Reeves, 152. 

Clifford I., 343. 

Clifford L., 143, 336. 



David Reeves, 52. 

Emma Frances, 48. 

Elias, 49. 

Elias Roscoe, 154. 

Ella M., 142. 

Ernest C, 141. 

Ethel, 144. 

Evelyn A., 342. 

Everett P., 344. 

Floyd, 139. 

George M., 46. 

Grace, 136, 138. 

James Rheuben, 41. 

John E., 47. 

Joshua, 45. 

Lillian, 126. 

Lloyd H., 341. 

Margaret Ann, 42. 

Mary Etta, 51. 

Oland P., 140. 

Urville Dewey, 153. 

Peter, 44. 

Reva M., 346. 

Rita L., 347. 

Ruth, 348. 

Sarah M., 50. 

Thomas, 20. 
Depue, Aaron, 32. 

Alice, 99. 
Deremo, Charles Smith, 458. 

Iro, 457. 

Thelma Lucile, 459. 

Thornton, 456. 

William, 211. 
Derick, Isabelle, 181. 
Detra, Malon, 411. 

Willard, 411. 
Ditzer, Christina, 332. 
Doersam, Mollie, 111. 
Dormer, Sophia, 233. 
Doughty, Annie T., 157. 
Duncan, Louisa, 94. 
Dunham, Louisa May, 209. 
Dupy, Guy, 510. 

Warren, 510. 

Earl, Sarah, 178. 
Eggleston, Alice M., 218. 
Eikenberg, Lydia, 214. 
Ernt, Frank Irving, 241. 

Fred Loyd, 87, 242. 

Jacob, 79. 

Iva Myrtle, 243. 
Eshleman, Benjamin Frank- 
lin, 188. 

Cora May, 189. 

Earl Solomon 414. 



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73 



Edna Jane, 412. 
Emma Elizabeth, 185. 
Joseph Henry, 187. 
Louisa Margaret, 411. 
Roy William, 415. 
Ruth Catherine, 413. 
Solomon Samuel, 60. 
William Francis, 186. 

Fales, Hettie Minnie, 236. 

Willard Erander, 236. 
Farmer, Lewis Osborne, 359. 

Zula Maura, 359. 
Fauber, Edith Lillian, 319. 

Mary, Mrs. 116. 

Mildred Elizabeth, 318. 

Perry, 116. 

Wallace, 116. 
Finzel, Albert Dewey, 287. 

Charles Edwin, 284. 

Fred, 286. 

Frederick, 100. 

George Henry, 565. 

Henry Lafayette, 100. 

Lowell Elbert, 283. 

Orvis Lafayette, 566. 

William Dillon, 285. 
Fletcher, Douglas Winston, 
578. 

Robert Bruce, 577. 

Robert E., 327. 

Sadie E., 210. 

W. M.. 327. 
Franklin, Sarah P., 34. 

Simeon 34. 
French, Archibald. 239, 240. 

Archibald Bertie, 534. 

Benjamin Harrison, 240. 

Eunice Pearl, 239. 
Frissell, Blanche A., 422. 

Elinor M., 424. 

Karl J., 587. 

Margery M., 423. 

Mason S., 193. 

Warren J., 421. 
Frost, Lydia A., 77. 
Fulf, Margaret, 187. 
Funk, Catherine, 34. 

Gage, Abbie, 46. 
Gaffey, Eveline, 302. 
Gaige. Nora, 327. 
Gardner, Elizabeth, 131. 
Gibbs, Addie, 41. 
Gillett, Helen Rose, 239, 240. 
Goodrich. Rev., 38. 
Goodshall, Rev., 327. 



Goodyear, Charles, 338. 

Percy Albertus, 338. 

Percy Allen, 134. 

Robert Albertus, 134. 
Gorham, Rev. Mr., 42. 
Gould, Darius, 70, 85. 

Francis Adelbert, 85, 544. 

George Raymond, 545. 

John L. 252. 

Leon Lester, 546. 

Sarah Ann, 70. 
Green, Frank, 198. 

Milan LeForest, 441. 
Griffin, Alfred James, 264. 

Alvin White, 93. 

Armilla Jane, 94. 

Cecil Douglas, 268. 

Cecelia Mae, 560. 

Clarence Leland, 262. 

Edna Eva, 265. 

Eli, 28. 

Elmo Bertram, 266. 

Ethel, 557. 

Francis Adelbert, 92. 

Harriet Elzirah, 90. 

Hazel, 277. 

Henrietta L., 91. 

Ida May, 260. 

James H., 89. 

Julia, 558. 

Loyd Leon, 267. 

Mary, 87, 243. 

Martin Eugene, 281. 

Mildred, 559. 

Omer E., 95. 

Orville Leslie, 269. 

Paul, 278. 

Phoebe Jane, 88. 

Sadie Lillian, 261. 

Wilbert Henry, 263. 
Griffiths, De Pugh, Rev., 135. 

Griswold, , 184. 

Gunn, Glenn R., 422. 

Undine May, 588. 

— JIaggin, Gerald E., 562.- 

Laeson, 272. 
Hall, Helen, 322. 
Harris, Donald Calvin, 375. 

James Samuel, 167. 

Lewis Calvin, 167. 
Harvev, Georgia, 196. 

Ida Adella, 323. 
Harvill, Millie Eugenia, 284. 
Hayon. John, 102. 

Marv Louise Heneretta, 
102. 



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INDEX 



Head, Anna, 362. 

Cora Amelia, 166, 367. 

David Mason, 360. 

Edith Beatrice, 369. 

Emily, 361. 

Everett Pardon, 364. 

George William, 365. 

Henry Ward, 165. 

Herbert Russell, 359, 573. 

Rowland W. W., 56. 

Irma Arminda, 370. 

Mabel Arminda, 366. 

Mary Bryant, 363. 

Mary Helen, 574. 

Minnie Phoebe, 167. 

Nannie Elizabeth, 368. 

Pardon, 56, 163. 

William Fremont, 164. 
Heldridge, George W., 182. 

James, 182. 

James Ivan, 404. 

Lola May, 405. 

Merrill Sampson 406. 

Verlin, 407. 
Henton, Edith Gladys, 470. 

Frank E., 214. 

George, 214. 

Gilbert Lyle, 473. 

Hazel Viola, 469. 

Leonard Earle, 471. 

Mabel Claire, 472. 
Henderson, George R., 164. 

May Jean, 164. 
Hershiser, Mary Perkins, 209. 
Hicks, Martha, 212. 
Ililerman, Clyde, 296. 

Robert, 567. 
Hinderliter, , 501. 

Bertie William, 519. 

Clara Ellen, 501. 

Clara Rebecca, 517. 

Daniel, 234. 

Francis Irving, 516. 

Floy Melissa, 518. 

Leonard Bert, 597. 

Lester DeVeme, 595. 

William Henry, 234. 

Virgil Francis, 596. 
Hodgins, Bemice, 555. 

Desmond, 556. 

Patrick J., 258. 
HoflFman, Georgiana, 169. 

Katherine, 169. 
Hoke, Mary Rebecca, 78. 
Holcomb. Charles James, 113. 

Mary Lee, 113. 
Hoover, Frank, 206. 



Gladys Leone, 447. 

Wilbur, 206. 
Howard, Charles. 282. 

Florinda L., 108. 

Herbert A., 109. 

Leroy A., 111. 

Mary, 41. 

Maud E., 110. 

Nye, 301. 

William, 37. 
Hoyle, C, Rev., 106. 
Hubbard, Beulah, 283. 

George, 283. 
Huffman, Almina, 121. 

Frank, 122. 

Fred, 123. 

Salina, 120. 

Uriah, 40. 
Humphries, Louisa, 191. 

Ingersoll, Ella M., 345. 
Fred J., 142. 
James, 142. 

Jaqua, Albert B., 488. 

Celia A., 487. 

Chester A„ 484. 

Clara M., 489. 

Clarence M., 481. 

Clinton Leroy, 494. 

Emily Anna, 497. 

Etta Elsie, 495. 

Flora Louise, 500. 

Forrest Stanle^'. 498. 

Fred, 219. 

Freddie D., 586. 

John Clinton, 221. 

Josiah, 219. 

Leroy A., 490. 

Lorence Seth, 499. 

Milford S., 483. 

Ralph Judson, 496. 

Raymond A., 480. 

Rena M., 485. 

Viola E., 482. 
Jones, Arlo L., 372. 

John, 166. 

Joseph Albert, 166. 

Paul Bradford, 371. 

Richard, 373. 

Robert Cecil, 374. 
Judd, Gladys, 200. 

Kellogg, Emma J., 142. 
Ketchum, Adelaide, 126. 
King, Cyrus Wiers, 94. 
George Wiers, Dr., 94. 



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75 



Georgia Elizabeth, 279. 

Mildred Louise, 280. 
Kingsmore, Lizzie Ann Flor- 

ide, 21. 
Killiam, Julia Ann, 248. 
Kilpatrick, Cecil Lynes, 409. 

John, 184. 

John A., 84. 

Kenneth Almond, 410. 

Lorel Clyde, 408. 
Knight, Elizabeth S., 46. 
Knopp, Emma Mrs., 312. 

Herbert G., 312. 

John, 312. 
Kokerspergei*, George, 252. 

Nellie, 252. 
Kool, Elizabeth, 4. 
Koutz, Mary, 262. 

Lack, Sarah, 168. 
Lane, W. M., 67. 
Langham, Matilda, 215. 
Langhiem, Pearl, 199. 
Lawer, Minnie Belle, 168. 
Lattimore, Evangeline, 97. 
Ledbetter, Clayton, 149. 

Earl, 149. 

Emma, Mrs., 149. 

Marjorie, 358. 
LeDuc, Alonso, 195. 

Elsworth, 435. 

Elvina Emma, 436. 

Geneva, 433. 

William, 434. 
Leathers, Mary Ann, 167. 
Lee, Betsey Jane, 80, 84. 

Daniel. 80. 

Lois, Mrs. 80. 

Mary, 113. 
Leester, Thomas Howard, 101 
Leet, Charles, 243. 

Hazel Faye, 538. 

Irene Ila, 536. 

Mabel lola, 537. 
Lepley, Rhodina, 359. 
Lester, Jane, 188. 
Lianfiar, Jane Baily, 166. 
Littel, John, 17. 
Logan, Lula May, 244. 
Lohr, Annie, 95. 

Jacob, 95. 
Lowenstein. Ethel, 508. 

Oscar, 508. 
Luis, Francis Marco, 561. 

George, 265. 
Lutz, Minnie Fay, 421. 



MacBride, Arthur, 305. 

iiilia, 309. 

Evaline. 311. 

Frances, 310. 

Frank, 110. 

Harold, 308. 

Laurence H., 302. 

Leroy W., 306. 

Maurice Aloyesios, 568. 

Nettie V., 303. 

Russell F., 307. 
Mahron, Christian, 72. 

Minnie Sophia, 72. 
Mason, Anna Marie, 388. 

Claude Theodore, 385. 

Claude William, 175. 

Dorothea, 386. 

James Andrew, 384. 

James Bayne, 58. 

Mabel Clare, 174. 

Paul William, 387. 
Matthews, Rayda Harriet, 
563. 

Ray J., 272. 
Maxwell, Elizabeth C, 188. 

Melissa Abigail, 234. 

William, 188. 
Marsh, Louisa, 89. 
McAllister, Anna, 170. 

Daniel, 170. 
McCann, Annamary, 203. 
McCauley, Mary Helen, 39. 
McColough, Ida Leoda, 502. 

Perry, 502. 
McCreary, Rev., 328. 
McDermott, Alfred James, 
87, 257, 551. 

Annie Lillian, 256. 

Cecil Leo, 553. 

Jennie Lucille, 550. 

Leroy Gilbert, 255. 

Lila Marie. 552. 

Marjorie Fave, 554. 

Ora Faye, 259. 

Sonora Cecelia, 253. 

Sylvia Belle, 258. 

Thomas Otis, 254. 
McDonough, Winnefred, 170. 
McGuire, William Ernest, 160 
McKinlev, William, 38. 
McNally, Grace E., 141. 

Samuel, 141. 
Meeker, Addie Gertrude, 131. 

Albert, 322. 

Bertie, 133. 

Charles E., 127. 

Charles Howard, 571. 



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INDEX 



David Johnson, 42. 

David L., 42, 128. 

Dorothy Gertrude, 572. 

Emma Jane, 127^2. 

Florence Rosie, 324. 

George Henry, 129, 323. 
573. 

Juanita May, 575. 

Lavv-rence LaVerne, 337. 

Leon Aubrey, 326, 576. 

Leora, 570. 

Margaret Louise, 336. 

Mary Ella, 134. 

Mildred Marguerite, 327. 

Phoebe Etta, 135. 

Robert Allan, 335. 

Sammie, 325. 

Sara A., 130. 

Thomas Rheuben, 132. 

William, 321. 
Miller, Harriet Emogene, 236. 

Mary Louisa, 64. 
Mitchell, Phoebe, 56. 
Moffatt, Anna D., 112. 

Aquilla, 112. 

Mary, Mrs. 112. 
Mohs, Augusta Amelia, 502. 
Morev, Henrietta, 129. 

Rufus, 129. 

Susan, 22, 26. 
Morgan. Delia, 93. 
Motz, Elizabeth, 206. 
Mulford, Deborah, 17. 

John, Capt., 17. 
Murray. Dorothy A., 350. 

Ella Geraldine, 849. 

James, 144. 

Thomas M., 144. 

Needham, Opal, 270. 
Nichols, Parsons, Rev. Dr., 

134. 
Norris. Ida M., 55. 

P. K., 55. 
Norrvce, Clarridge W., 157. 

Howell Ansell. 161. 

Ida Nathalie, 162. 

Jessie, 159. 

Kathleen Dulnnt, 160. 

Lois Edna. 158. 

T.oiiis Edwin. 55. 

Marv Janet, 54. 

Thomas E., 156. 
Norton, Henrv. 41. 

Violet, 41. 

Ogden, Abraham, 362. 



Clyde, 362. 

Donald Clyde, 578. 

Helen May, 577. 
Olney, Augustus, 361. 

George, 361. 

George Edward, 575. 

James D., 576. 
Olson, Chris, 516. 

Mary Catherine, 516. 
Osborne, Esbon, 50. 

Pearl Martin, 150. 

Harry Thomas, 151. 
Owens, Emma, 135. 

Paddock, Rev., 35. 
Parrish, Alice Lula Gertrude, 
223. 

Archie, 392. 

Carrie May, 221. 

Charles Edward, 177. 

Claude, 394. 

Clifford, 220. 

Cora M., 491. 

Emma M., 181. 

Ervin, 183. 

Harrison, 178. 

Harrison B., 493. 

Hattie G., 182, 

Hazel 393. 

Ida Maxinda, 219. 

John Broodwell, 71. 

Laura, 391. 

Leonard Cheney, 180. 

Loella May, 179. 

Mable D., 492. 

Melvin, 583. 

Melvin Austin, 176. 

Nettie E., 184. 

Ralph, 395. 

Raymond Chester, 222. 

Sampson, 59. 

Sarah Winnefred, 390. 

Vv^atson, 59, 71. 

William Arthur, 389. 
Patton, Ethel May, 360. 

Martha Esther, 396. 

Thomas, 360. 
Pearl, G. W., Rev., 112. 
Penn, Emily Wellman, 165. 
Perry, Dora Dean, 235. 
Peters, Hattie, 103. 
Petron, Mary, 17. 
Pexton, George, 45. 

Sarah M., 45. 
Pirkering, Marv J., 141. 
Phile. Mary, 252. 
Phillips, Aurilla, 263. 



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Pitkin, Adelbert, 126. 

Lynn W., 126. 

Mary L., 320. 
Pitt, Catherine, 216. 
Pitts, William S., Dr., 38. 
Plain, Catherine, 151. 
Postlethwaite, Gladys, 80. 

Lester, 80. 

Theodore, 80. 

Walter, 80. 
Poole, Caroline, 361. 
Price, Harriet Jane, 360. 

Quick, Helen, 331. 
Samuel, 331. 

Rathbun, Katherine Anton- 

ette, 174. 
Reecher, Anna Rebecca, 78. 

John Luther, 78. 

Nina May, 248. 

William, 248. 
Reed, Catherine, 232. 

Mark, 232. 
Reiter, Sarah Amanda, 103, 

104. 
Reynolds, E. K., Rev., 116. 

Richardson, , 62, 80. 

Robbins, Margaret, 132. 
Roberts, Charles, 178. 

Maude, 178. 

Philadelphia, 57. 
Robersin, Jane, 501. 
Roosevelt, Theodore, 38. 
Rosenkrans, Abram, 17. 
Rowley, Anice L., 211. 

Cecelia, 212. 

Charles, 68, 439. 

Charles Smith, 68, 87. 

Edwin. 438. 

Emiley Bertha, 213. 

Lewis, 197. 

Zelda, 440. 
Russell, Harriet, 163. 

Wellington, 163. 

Sackett, Nettie, 510. 
Salie, Anthony, 324. 

Florence, 574. 

John, 324. 
Sanders, Caroline, 55. 
Schrader, Earle Woolley, 248. 

Frank, Leslie, 541. 

Loris William, 542. 

Lovde Lerov, 247. 

Pearl Franklin, 246. 

Vernon Lester, 250. 



William Henry, 82. 

Wilma Etta, 249. 
Schultz, Albina, 246. 
Schumacher, Edna, 201. 
Severson, O. L., Rev., 129, 

130, 131. 
Shackelford, Daisy, 255. 
Shairt, Milton, 216. 

William Nelson, 216. 
Sheehan, Edward, 192. 

Marie, 419. 

Michael, 192. 

Nellie, 420. 
Shively, Clarence Eugene, 
112. 

Clifford Raymond, 313. 

Edwin Monroe, 113. 

Ernest C, 115. 

Franklin Eugene, 314. 

Gertrude Dorothy, 316. 

Grace Zela, 116. " 

Henry B., 38. 

Lucy, Mrs., 38. 

Mary Josephine, 317. 

Raymond Everett, 114. 

Rhoda Grace, 315. 

Samuel, 38. 

Vema Lucille, 312. 
Siddles, Catherine Fredreca, 
195. 

Charles Clinton, 191. 

Clarence James, 418. 

Claude Dennis, 417. 

Dora Viola, 192. 

Dorothy, 437. 

Etta, 66. 

Ida, 197. 

James, 61. 

Jane, 65. 

Janettie, 198. 

Joseph, 24. 

Louisa, 60. 

Malena, 62. 

Milan, 64, 190. 

Samantha, 63. 

William Joseph, 196. 
Signor, Hazel. 326. 
Sinex, Cora, 109. 
Smith, Anna Teresa, 328. 

Elizabeth, 68. 

Lee. 328. 

William, Rev., 113. 
Southard, Lucia Ann, 70, 85. 
Spaford, Nancy Margaret, 
383. 

Noycs B., 174. 

Theodore Webster, 174. 



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INDEX 



Springer, Ethel May, 238. 

Hulda, 360, 

James N., 238. 
Spula, Joseph, 262. 

Lena, 262. 
Squires, Arlo Heman, 549. 

Heman A., 253. 

Ino, 547. 

Leo McDermott, 548. 
Stalker, Gresham, 145. 

Mary, 145. 

Lucretia, Mrs., 145. 
Stamper, George, 258. 
Stanley, Alfred C, 172. 

Ellen Florence, 382. 

Florence Lillie, Mrs., 172. 

Floyd Myles, 381. 

Walter George, 172. 
Steele, Clara Ruth, 478. 

Ethel Mildred, 475. 

George, 215. 

George Harold, 477. 

Ivy May, 474. 

William Ernest, 476. 

William L., 215. 
Steinberg, Sarah E., 176. 
Stetler, T. H., Dr., 17. 
Stewart, Bela B., 181. 

Charles R., 181. 

Roscoe Emmons, 403. 
Stickney, Delia, 220. 
Stone, Ellen, 57. 

Lilla M., 208. 

Payson Coolidge, 57. 
Strat'ton, John C, 256. 
Strohmeyer, Daisv Ellen, 510. 

Dorothy Idell, 513. 

Gotlieb, 233. 

Guy Jeffrey, 508. 

John, 233. 

Lily Viola, 509. 

Mildred Marie, 514. 

Russel Leroy, 515. 

Svlvia Fay, 511. 

Violet Lena, 512. 
Sundal, Agnes J., 207. 
Sutton, , 17. 

Tacrue. James, 462. 

Martha, 462. 
Tennant. Henrv H., 165. 
Thiele, Sarah, 249. 
Thorn, Harry Walter, 136, 
339. 

Henrv T. 136. 

Louisa A., Mrs.. 136. 

Richard Wiley, 340. 



Thomas, Marie, 130. 
Thompson, DeLoyd, 38. 

Fannie D., 47. 

Sameul N., 42. 
Tiffany, Albert R., 270. 

Charles H., 271. 

Earl H., 273. 

Eddythe M., 274. 

Homer M,, 90. 

Zola Inez, 272. 
Tifft, Edwin, 249. 

Doup-las, 543. 

William, 249. 
Tilbury John W., 99. 
Toal, James, 143. 

Louisa. Mrs., 143. 

Minette, 143. 
Todd, Dee, 205. 

Eliakim W., 66, 203. 

Jabez W., 66. 

Lena Viola, 204. 

Maranda E., 202. 

Winnie Ethel, 206. 

Tracy, , 62. 

Trauger, Catherine Ophelia, 
67. 

Lewis, 25, 27. 

Mary, 25. 

Samuel, 67. 

Sarah Ann, 27. 
Tripp, Vina, 322. 
Trowbridge, Arvilla, 219. 
Truesdale, Elbert M., 357. 

Emma L., 356. 

Fred, 148. 

Hattie, Mrs., 148. 

Morris, 148. 

Ruth, 355. 
Tucker, Charles Elmer. 466. 

Clara Ellen, 467. 

Earl Franklin, 462. 

Effie Elizabeth. 464. 

Ellis Arthur, 460. 

Ely, 212. 

Frank, 212. 

Hellen Vanetta, 465. 

Kenneth Dorr, 468. 

Minnie Marian, 463. 

William Lester, 461. 
Tullar, Rosa Belle. 254. 
Turner, Delacey C, 509. 

Van Antwerp, Fred, 79. 

Harmon, 79. 
Van Etten, Elizabeth, 17. 

James, 17. 

John, 17, 31. 



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79 



Melinda Jane, 31. 

Sarah, 17. 
Vangorder, Mary, 44. 
Van Scoy, Jessie Belle, 263. 

Leens 263. 
Vredenberg, Abraham, 1. 

Jannetje, 1. 

Maria, 1. 

William Isaacson, 1. 

Wagner, Eugene Otto, 245. 

Leota Lorraine, 540. 
Wallace, Sarah, 182. 
Walters, , 67. 

Ethel Irene, 444. 

John Eugene, 446. 

John H., 202. 

Karl. 202. 

Ruth Lucille, 445. 
Warner, Edward, 135. 

Edward B., 135. 
Watrous, Bradford O., 128. 

May, 128. 
Wears, Elizabeth C, 35. 

Hugh, 35, 39. 

Sarah Ruth, 39. 
West, Chauncey V., 147. 

Elvin C, 353. 

Joseph, 147. 

Kenneth H., 354. 

Priscilla, Mrs., 147. 
Westfall, Margaret, 11. 
Whitner, J. H., Maj., 55. 
Wilcox, Floyd Percy, 330. 

Isaac Newton, 130. 

Ivan Clyde, 331. 

John, 130. 

Ra^onond Earl, 328. 

Richard Edward, 579. 

Robert Lynn, 329. 
Wilbur, Ada E. 146. 

Caroline, Mrs., 48. 

Edna F., 147. 

Elizabeth, 131. 

Ernestine H., 149. 

Grace M., 148. 

Herbert T. 145. 

Jonathan. 48. 

Leora, 322, 

Stephen D., 322. 

Wesson, 48. 
Williams, Alice Marie, 300. 

Beulah E.. 299. 

David Hastings, 89. 

Fern Luella, 297. 

Jacob, 108. 

Julietta Abigail, 89. 



Mabel Grace, 298. 

Medora, 127. 

Pearl Irene, 296. 

Sarah, 166. 
Willis, Amos K., 146. 

Almira, Mrs. 146. 

Ethel F., 351. 

Horace, 146. 

Wilbur A., 352. 
Wood, Arthur L.. 366. 

Arietta Ruth, 581. 

Charles Russell, 366. 

Harriet Lee, 580. 

LeRoy Arthur, 582. 

Mavis Elizabeth, 579. 
Woolley, Adolphus Alvin, 83. 

Alice Stone, 173. 

Alonzo Alroy, 81. 

Arminda, 56. 

August Ray, 239. 

Benjamin DeLisIe, 80, 84. 

Benjamin Franklin, 26. 

Bertie Irving, 525. 

Bertie Luther, 237. 

Bimey Coolidge. 168. 

Clara Edith, 234. 

Daisy Mary, 527. 

Dolphia LeRoy, 80, 251. 

Elizabeth Harriet, 378. 

Femie Belle, 245. 

Florence Aurilla, 82. 

Francis Martin, 78. 

Flossie Dean, 521. 

George Hartson, 539. 

Goldie Clara, 530. 

Harriett Ellen, 171. 

Harry Leroy, 235. 

Hartson Courtright, 80. 

Hazel Floy, 526. 

Helen Rebecca, 531. 

Helen Viola. 233. 

Herbert Stone, 170. 

James Irvin'^. 236. 

Laura Morse, 172. 

Laurence Allen, 532. 

Loyd Casper, 520. 

Lyle Leroy, 522. 

Maria Ellon, 79. 

Mary Amelia, 58. 

Miles Lester, 244. 

Miles Treadwell. 22, 26, 57. 

Minnie Bell, 240. 

Mvles Lawer. 377. 

Oliver Ray 529. 

Ossian B7-ndford, 169. 

Pavson Coolidge, 379. 

Rachel, 380. 



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INDEX 



Ralph Floyd, 528. 

Ruby Minnie, 533. 

Velma May, 524. 

Vernon Willard, 523. 

William Bradford, 22. 

William Floyd, 238. 

Zelia May, 232. 
Woolsey, Gertrude ( Sher- 
man), Mrs., 127. 
Worden, Rev. Mr., 42. 
Wright, Christina, 202. 



Yantis, Ada, Mrs., 266. 

Charles, 266. 

Louisa, 266. 
Yarrow, Maud, 220. 

Thomas, 220. 
Young, Geo. S., Rev., 38. 

Harriet Luella, 193. 

Ida May, 194. 

Warren, 63. 

Zimmerman, Martha, 462. 



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