(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "A family study - descendants of Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless and David and Ann (Clark) Brooks : with connected families, Bailey, Charlton, Chase, Dexter, Harris, Hildreth, Luethe, Newell, Shain, Welch, Whaley, Woolley"

A FAMILY STUDY 



Descendants 



and 



David and Ann (Clark) Brooks 



with 
Connected Families 



by 



Lee and Mae Corless 









■V 



0146330 



V 



DATE MICROFILMED 
ITEM ^^ 

PROJECT and G. S. 

ROLL # CALL # 



^m 



^ 'ao'^M 



-j-ioa - laaiiio 



CORLESS BROOKS 

and 

RELATED FAMILIES 



/5 



>/f^ 




The Genealogical Society of Utah would like 

permission to preserve your publication on microfilm 

and make it available to our branch libraries. If you 

agree, please complete this card and return it to us. 

I authorize the Genealogical Society of Utah to 

microfilm my publication and to use the film 

in its library system. 



Title of publication 



y. 



^s^ e. 



Signature, 



Date i^ :y-^ » d^ 






/>d^^^,^ /^rm9Mr-r7^«fe^ 



141 d Printed in USA 



/X. Ay^ 



r4 



2 K 




Lee M. Corless 



A FAMILY STUDY 

Descendants 
of 

Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless 

and 

David and Ann (Clark) Brooks 

with 
Connected Families 



Bailey 
Charlton 
Chase 
Dexter 



6\i'>i 



Harris 
Hildreth 
Luethe 
Newell 

by 



Shain 
Welch 
Whaley 
Woolley 



0^ Lee and Mae Corless 

Published by the Authors/ 1980 

GENEALOGICAL DEPARTMENT 

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF 
LATTER-DAY SAINTS 



Copyright © 1980 by Lee M. Corless and Mae E. Corless 

All Rights Reserved 

Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 79-90219 



Printed by Harlo Press, 50 Victor, Detroit, Michigan 48203 



All 

y9 



Dedicated 

to 

THE DESCENDANTS 

of the 

FAMILIES 

recorded here-in 



"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook 
without a source, a tree without a root." 

— Old Chinese Proverb 

"Even the palest ink is more reliable than 
the most retentive memory." 

— Old Chinese Proverb 

"He that publishes a book runs a very 
great hazard, since nothing can be more 
impossible than to compose one that may 
secure the approbation of every reader." 

— Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 





CONTENTS 


Introduction 


Guide for using the Book 


Abbreviations 


Parti 




Chapter I 


Jesse & Polly (Chase) Corless 


II 


Philander 


III 


Hiram 


IV 


Laura 


V 


David 


VI 


Bradford 


VII 


Jesse, Jr. 


VIII 


Polly 


Part II 




Chapter I 


David & Ann (Clark) Brooks 


II 


Susannah and Eunice 


III 


Nathan 


IV 


Jonathan 


V 


Israel 


VI 


Abigail 


VII 


Sarah 


VIII 


Benjamin 


Part III 


Related Families 


Chapter I 


Bailey , 


II 


Charlton 


III 


Chase 


IV 


Dexter 


V 


Harris 


VI 


Hildreth 


VII 


Luethe 


VIII 


Newell 


IX 


Shain 


X 


Welch 


XI 


Whaley 


XII 


Woolley 



Page 
13 
15 
16 

17 
22 
47 
96 
97 
99 
134 
140 

141 

144 
147 
149 
203 
204 
205 
207 

263 
271 
285 
289 
305 
311 
315 
321 
334 
339 
357 
371 

Early Years in Branch County, Michigan 390 

Early Years in Elgin County, Ontario 393 

INDEX 397 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

We are indebted to many people for their contributions 
to this work, far too many to single out; we would be 
remiss, however, in not mentioning the following: 

Alta (Corless) Stroh (born in 1858) who gave us our 
first bit of information about Jesse and Polly Corless and 
thereby arousing our interest. 

Helene (Brooks) Green for inspiration, guidance and 
much data. She well remembers discussions with "Uncle 
Nate" Brooks (born in 1839) who enjoyed reminiscing 
about the family in the days of his youth in Elgin County, 
Ontario. 

Deana (Corless) King who was of invaluable assistance 
with the Corlesses of Branch County, Michigan. 

Wilma Jeffries for her material on the early Brooks 
and those who crossed the Mississippi, including their 
descendants. 

Ken and Laura Fitzpatrick who supplied information 
and were our hosts and guides for numerous Elgin Coun- 
ty, Ontario excursions. 

Fred Lindsay for his vast knowledge of the pioneer 
families of Elgin County. 

Daniel and Edna Welch for their knowledge and 
guidance in the "Thumb Area" of Michigan. 

Amie (Campbell) Woolley for Campbell and Woolley 
information. 

Howard Woolley for extensive Woolley research. 

Earl and Verna Smyth for Jesse Corless, Jr. informa- 
tion. 

James Lancaster for Bailey information. 

11 



Mary (Dexter) Cooper for Dexter and Whaley data. 

E. Loraine (Stanton) Sales for Brooks family data, and 
for many days spent in final typing and in proof reading; 
her unlimited patience during weeks of work, can only be 
appreciated by those experienced in such activity. 

In addition our thanks to scores of people who gave 
hours of time in discussion, search and the writing of hun- 
dreds of letters to us. 



12 



INTRODUCTION 

We consider this Boole to be our personal report to our 
family, relatives and descendants, of our extensive study 
of the family history. The project has been much greater 
than anticipated, but worth all the effort, for our gains in 
terms of family knowledge, friends acquired, history 
learned and overall broadening of experience and view- 
point, have been most gratifying. 

We started to write about the Corless family but after 
finding seven Brooks-Corless marriages it was obviously 
desirable to include the Brooks. As the work progressed 
we found twelve families who were related by two or more 
marriages and we felt that they should be included to help 
round out the picture and because of the strong interest 
evidenced by them, 

David Brooks was born circa 1750, and Jesse Corless 
was born circa 1778. 

The generations recorded here-in span the growth of 
Canada and the United States from Nova Scotia and New 
England to the Pacific Coast. Our forebears were part of 
those courageous and hardy souls who made that expan- 
sion possible; they were solid contributing citizens; we are 
proud of them, and how proud they would be if they could 
be aware of the many fields of activity in which today's 
descendants are involved. 

Numerous items presented here-in came verbally from 
persons who passed on many years ago. Without this work 
such information would be lost. For example a woman 
that we had just met gave us a clue which resulted in our 
finding the death date and burial information for one of 

13 



David Brooks grandaughters and the name, birthdate and 
marriage of another grandaughter whose existence had 
hither-to been unknown. The woman who provided the 
clue died quite unexpectedly just three weeks later. 

We have tried to make this interesting in addition to 
being statistical, keeping in mind that our descendants of 
two hundred years in the future will be as interested in our 
lives, as we are in the lives of our predecessors who we 
wish had bequeathed to us more records of their time. 

We regret that time (and circumstances) have not per- 
mitted further study in numerous areas. The failure of too 
many persons to answer a letter of inquiry is regrettable. 
At any rate we have obtained and recorded enough 
material to be interesting and valuable, and hope that it 
will encourage younger persons to carry on the work. 

Our material sources include hundreds of interviews 
in person and via telephone, correspondence with hun- 
dreds of people, untold days spent in the careful perusal 
of many records including Church, Census, birth, mar- 
riage, death, land, wills, old newspapers, maps, genea- 
logical books, Genealogical Society reports and complete 
searches of cemeteries. The letters written, miles traveled 
and days required to locate and study these sources was 
something else. 

We believe that every child is entitled to know about 
his antecendents, and that it is the responsibility of his 
parents to take necessary steps to ensure that such 
knowledge is passed on. 

Truth is stranger than fiction and a thousand fold 
more difficult to find. 

We have double and triple checked information when 
ever possible, and have done our best to transfer all in- 
formation obtained by ourselves and supplied by others, 
into this Book correctly. As we are all only human, it is 
possible that errors may be found; if so we beg your in- 
dulgence. 



14 



GUIDE FOR USING THIS BOOK 

The material has been divided into three parts as in- 
dicated on the Contents Page. The first Chapter in Parts I 
and II, is devoted to the origin of the name, it's introduc- 
tion to this Continent and the first family on which we 
have information. Each of their children, in turn, is the 
subject of a Chapter which includes the child and descen- 
dants; information is presented in the eldest child se- 
quence; it follows then that the youngest child and descen- 
dants, appear in the latter portion of the Chapter. Each 
principal name, in the paragraph devoted to it, is usually 
followed by the name of the Corless or Brooks parent and 
pertinent preceding lineage. 

In Part III a Chapter is devoted to each of the more 
closely connected families, and the material is presented in 
much the same manner as indicated above. 

Quotation marks about a name indicate the name by 
which a person was best known. 

The Index includes all names in the Book, and for the 
Corless and Brooks lines the year of birth is given for con- 
venience in locating the individual. In Part III the year of 
birth is given for frequently used given names. 

Given names are frequently a problem because the 
records are normally indexed by the first name while many 
persons are known by their middle name, or a nickname 
which is some times not indicative. If difficulty is ex- 
perienced in finding a name try different spellings, observe 
middle names or initials, and lastly if the name of a parent 
or child is known, look for that person. 



15 



ABBREVIATIONS 



b. - born 






dau - daughter 




bu - buried 






div - divorced 




ca - circa 






m. - married 




Co - County 






nr - near 




d. - died 






Twp. - Township 


SAR 


- Sons of the American Revolution 




DAR 


- Daughters of the American Revolution 




Alabama 


- 


AL 


Montana 


MT 


Alaska 


- 


AK 


Nebraska 


NE 


Arizona 


- 


AZ 


Nevada 


NV 


Arkansas 


- 


AR 


New Hampshire 


NH 


California 


- 


CA 


New Jersey 


NJ 


Colorado 


- 


CO 


New Mexico 


NM 


Connecticut 


- 


CT 


New York 


NY 


Delaware 


- 


DE 


North Carolina 


NC 


Dist. of Columbia 


DC 


North Dakota 


ND 


Florida 


- 


FL 


Ohio 


OH 


Georgia 


- 


GA 


Oklahoma 


OK 


Hawaii 


- 


HI 


Oregon 


OR 


Idaho 


- 


ID 


Pennsylvania 


PA 


Illinois 


- 


IL 


Rhode Island 


RI 


Indiana 


- 


IN 


South Carolina 


SC 


Iowa 


- 


lA 


South Dakota 


SD 


Kansas 


- 


KS 


Tennessee 


TN 


Kentucky 


- 


KY 


Texas 


TX 


Louisiana 


- 


LA 


Utah 


UT 


Maine 


- 


ME 


Vermont 


VT 


Mayrland 


- 


MD 


Virginia 


VA 


Massachusetts 


- 


MA 


Washington 


WA 


Michigan 


- 


MI 


West Virginia 


WV 


Minnesota 


- 


MN 


Wisconsin 


WI 


Mississippi 


- 


MS 


Wyoming 


WY 


Missouri 


Alberta 


MO 


- ALTA 






British Columbia 


- BC 






Canada 


L 


- CAN 






Manitoba 


- MAN 






Ontario 


) 


- ONT 






Quebec 




- QUE 






Saskatchewan 


- SASK 





16 



PART I 17 



CHAPTER I 



CORLESS 



The origin of the surname Corless is shrouded in history 
like so many others. A Reginald de Corlies was active at the 
Siege of Jerusalem during the Second Crusade which occurred 
during the period 1147 - 1188 A.D. Some of the Corlies family 
emigrated from Belgium to England in the 17th Century because 
of severe religious persecution which took place over an ex- 
tended period of time. One of the more widely known events was 
the Massacre of Bartholomew which started in Paris on August 
24,15 72; an estimated 3000 Huguenots were slaughtered that 
night and over 25,000 within the week in France. The Edict of 
Nantes in 159 8, finally granted religious freedom for most of 
the Huguenots; but was revoked in 1685. 

The name in England has been variously spelled Corlies, 
Corlass, Corliss and Corless. 

An Irish author, Edward MacLysaght, has been reported as 
saying that the surname Corless is an Anglicization of an 
Irish Gaelic name; it comes from MacCathail, meaning son of 
Cathail (Mighty in Battle) , and in modem times it also has 
been derived from MacCaluis - son of Carluis (Charles) . 

A Book on the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 
Revolution, states that the name Corless appears under the 
form of Corliss, Calles, Caulest, Cauliss, Coless, Colis, 
Curlis and Kellis; obviously these variations resulted prim- 
arily from the fact that many of the soldiers did not know how 
to read and write, and company clerks wrote the name the way 
it sounded to them. The same person sometimes appears in the 
book under more than one spelling, with the first name and 
company being identical. Another variation reported in a 19th 
century book, included Corlaes. In other words, you spell it 
and it can be found. 

At any rate our name is Corless and has been so for at 
least 160 years. This name is fairly well known in Ireland 
and England today. 

THE FIRST CORLESS ON THE AMERICAN CONTINENT 

The first Corless (or Corliss, both spellings are found in 
print) that we found on record on this Continent was George, 
son of Thomas, bom in Devonshire, England about 1617. He em- 
igrated to New England in 16 39, settled in Newbury, Mass., and 
moved to Haverhill where he remained. He married Joanna Davis, 
Cct 26,1645, and they had seven daughters, and a son John. 



18 PART I CH I 

Their first child, Mary, gained much publicity for she was 
with Hannah Dustin when they were captured by the Indians on 
March 15,169 7. Three nights later the two women and a youth 
rose on their captors, scalped ten of them and escaped. Later 
the General Court in Boston voted awards for them. John had 
four sons, but it does not appear that we are descendents of 
any one of them. 

A Jesse Corless (Corliss, both spellings are found in the 
records) was killed at Bunker Hill but efforts to identify him 
have been fruitless. Others of the Corless line served in the 
Revolutionary War, but efforts to connect them to our Jesse 
have been unsuccessful. 

JESSE AND POLLY (CHASE) CORLESS 

The earliest Corless of our lineage on which we have any in- 
formation is Jesse, and the first location was in the area now 
known as Madison County, NY. The parents, birth and marriage 
dates and locations of Jesse and Polly remain a mystery in 
spite of much time and effort spent by ourselves and by pro- 
fessional genealogists working at our request. Tradition has 
it that Jesse left home at the age of fourteen; and that Polly 
had red hair and blue eyes. 

The first bom of Jesse and Polly is believed to have been 
Lyman, bom about 1798. The next three children were bom in 
the period 1800 - 180A presumably in Madison County (Census 
records indicate their birth place as the United States) while 
the remaining children were bom in Quebec (according to 
Census Records) during the period 1810 - 1815. Alta Corless 
Stroh (b . 1858) believed that the family moved from Madison 
County to Prescott County, Ontario, which is directly across 
the Ottawa River from Argenteuil County , Quebec, where we now 
believe they lived. Alta also said that their farm was divided 
by a large river, however, it seems unlikely Chat a farm would 
be divided by as large a river as the Ottawa (then known as 
the Grand River) . 

The family move to Canada might have been made for any num- 
ber of reasons, they might not have liked their situation in 
Madison County; Jesse may have lived in Canada for a time 
during his younger years and liked it; they might have been 
United Empire Loyalists and fled from the States because of 
the extreme unpopularity of the Loyalists during and after the 
Revolutionary War; they may have liked the English Govern- 
ment's offer of free land, made to encourage immigration. 

The birth of their third child, Hiram, was recorded in a 
Bible (Published 1859, owned by Hiram) as having occurred on 
March 7,1803 in Madison County, NY. We first saw the Bible in 
the home of Hiram, grandson of Hiram, in Coldwater, Michigan 
in 1934. In addition to the birth record, the Bible contained 
dates for some of his children and dates of his two marriages; 



PART I CH I 19 

the entries were written in a fine Spencerian style. 

Nothing is known of their life in New York or Canada. Life 
was rugged at best, with the farms heavily wooded and general- 
ly located along the rivers; there were no roads, the few 
trails were only passable in favorable weather. History indi- 
cates that the English government provided a limited number of 
simple tools to immigrants. 

Family legend indicated that Jesse fell, while getting into 
or out of a boat to cross the river to go to another part of 
his farm. He landed on the stump of a small sapling and died 
as a result thereof. This would have been in 1816, as a state- 
ment ascribed to Hiram, said that he "had been left an orphan 
at the age of thirteen." 

Sometime after Jesse's death, Polly, with several children 
to care for, married William Welch. Little is known about 
William; some of the Welch descendants believe that he was an 
Irish Catholic who fled to England, and later to Canada, to 
escape persecution; that he married in England and took his 
wife and children with him to Canada. No accounting has sur- 
vived as to what happened to the wife and children. One won- 
ders if this might have happened instead to his father, who 
might also have been named William. 

William and Polly's son Thomas, according to a brief biogra- 
phy in a History of Sanilac County, Michigan, published in 
188A, was bom on the Grand River, in Chatham Township, Argen- 
teuil County, Quebec, on Feb 4,1819. William died in a lumber- 
ing accident apparently about a year after his son's birth. 
Again Polly (Mary) was left with a family to care for. We had 
learned a long time ago that Edward Whaley, a grandson of 
Polly, had said that his grandfather Captain Whaley, had marr- 
ied the Widow Corless. After forty years of pondering that one, 
we finally found, on a microfilm borrowed from a Quebec Lib- 
rary, the following item in the records of the St. Andrews 
Presbyterian Church of Argenteuil County, "Samuel Whaley of 
Chatham, farmer and Mary Chase of the same place, widow were 
married after proclamation of Banns, on 25 July 1821, Arch 
Henderson, minister." 

Happy Days! We now not only had the confirmation of this 
third marriage but a specific location for Polly at one moment 
in her life, and also the given name of Captain Whaley. The 
question as to the use of the name Mary Chase, in the marriage 
record was soon resolved by asking a professional genealogist 
friend, who had done considerable work in the Argenteuil area. 
She said that it was common practice for a widow to use her 
maiden name for record of marriage. 

The afore mentioned biography of Thomas Welch quoted him as 
saying that he went with his parents to Upper Canada when he 
was twelve years old. This would have been in 1831. Lloyd 
Welch, of London, Ontario, a grandson of Thomas, said that 
"as he remembered from things he heard in childhood, his fa- 



20 



Part I Ch I 
JESSE and POLLY (CHASE) CORLESS 



o 

Dm 



W 
CO 

u 

1-3 







to 










OJ 


QJ 










^ 


CO e 






c 


c 










o 


C 13 rt 4-1 




OJ 


•1-1 


•H 








>-• 


o 


CO C -H >-i 


0) 


M 


e j: tn 


iH 








5 


n 


^ -H .H OJ 


tfl 


C M 


CO >^ CU-H 


o 








^j 


6 m 


4-1 iH tH ^ 


tn 


j=; o 


l-l 








o 




CO CO -H O 


QJ 


O QJ 


S^(S^ 


CO 








(l4 


•-) 


z s s « 


>-) 


n o 


CJ 




















c 
















o 


•rt 
















M 


13 






c 












0) 


eg X 






o 












C 


e cj 






to 












o 


iH iH 






rH 














< Q) 




M 


•H 


>. >. 










-a 


s 




C/5 


e ^_ 


t4 4-1 C 










CO 

x: 


^4 -H B 




U 




CO 0) CO 












QJ > to 




•-3 


33 


2: m z 










13 

C 


4-1 QJ -H 
iH ,-J 1-1 
















CO 


to iH 
3 ' -H 
















ID 


» • S 
















QJ 


iH td >. 
















•H 


QJ 13 QJ 
















13 


•H X C -H 

c to to to 




g 


to 






s 






QJ 

cn 


to M X X 
O to to 3 




o 


o 






■-H x; 


QJ 




tn 


M 3 




P^ 


O 


X, -0 c 


>. 


Q) 4-1 


E t>0 




OJ 


X t-H 


c 




B >-i 


CO -H CO >, 

>-i > e & 


c 


•H CO 


CO M 




>-> 


cn - QJ 


0) 


3 


PQ 


c 


c c 


U O 






3 QJ )-i D 


s 


p2 




to CO >^ CO 


to 


CO O 


•i-( QJ 




u 


•H C Q) B 


TS 


ga 


S 


CD P hJ S 


\^ 


Q <-> 


ffi o 




QJ 


C -H X tT] 


t-H 
















4J 


U C« 


•H 














U-l 


>-) QJ M 


ji: 














CO 


X QJ C 


o 
















^ 4-1 4-1 -H 


13 














C 


tn to y-i CO 


c 




^1 QJ 












•H 


tn QJ tJ to 4J 


(fl 




0) cn 












CO 


^ rH O. 


M 




> CO 












M 


O M ► Q) CO 


o 


O 


. 26 












CO 


O CO 3 B U 




M 


cu 












Vj X Q) -H 


X) 


> 


6 w 


c 










13 


pa o t-i 4-1 tn 


c 


<: 




o 










QJ 


13 CO 


CO 


Q 


c/5 < 


z 










•H 


>^ •> C 13 3 

C? CO <: !-. 


c 














M 


CO 4-1 -H 13 


<u 














CO 


S 4-1 » X C 


M 














e 


QJ to 4-1 to 


T3 










x: 






•H t-1 X 


1—1 




>^ 








0] 4-1 


4-1 


to 


• ^ 3 to tn 


•H 




(1) 


cn 






CO QJ 


QJ 


tfl 


B to to 3 


^ 




r-H 


C 


iH 


X. 


to "O x> 


)-i 


QJ 


S hJ 13 X 


U 


t 


CO 


•H C M 


(U 


a. QJ 


•H ^4 TJ CO 


CO 


1—1 


QJ 






>. ^ eg tu 


D 


QJ to 


)-l CO -H to 


60 


U 


XI -H 13 




:3 


e § 


M a E 4J 


e 


to to 


CO S > ---I 


U 


o 


O ^4 Vj 




^ 




to O >-. (U 


to 


O 0) 


1-1 13 CO i-H 


CO 


u 


i-H C U •H 




hj 


pJ 


S SC hJ CL, 


w 


I-) I-) 


U W O W 


S 


QJ 


QJ Q) to X 

:s l-l B 4-1 
















to 


13 
















to 


tn iH >, M 
















x: 


to -1-1 i-H QJ 






tfl 












u 


B X ^ J= 
o u o 






o 








U ^ 




>^ 


x; Ou 






o 


0) c 




a) 


4) „ >. 




-H 


H 




jsr^ 


u 


00 OJ Q> 


x; 


J3 


bo e O 




iH 






<r 


ca 


M tfl ^J >^ 


to 


•H dJ 


to CO C 




tD 






p2 


e 


O tfl (-1 (J 


1-1 


> o 


O U CO 




CL, 






H 


•z 




(U QJ to to 


to 

CO 


QJ x: 


•H -H Z 









Pi 








w 




tn 


13 


Q 




^ 


M i-H -a 






o 


C O -H V4 


^ 


• 


o 


CO 13 CO 14-1 CO CO X 


h4 


E 


^4 


(-1 -H X 13 (50 C to 


M 




m 


3 > 4-1 CO -H O »-• 


BB 




• 


CO CO CO l-i X QJ tO 


a< 




PL4 


hJ P Z PQ < fj Crt 



o 
c 



PART I CH I 21 

ther's family came to Elgin County by boat, landing in Port 
Burwell, from Ireland." Port Burwell is one of the Elgin 
County ports on Lake Erie. 

It appears therefore that Polly, Samuel Whaley and the 
younger children went to Elgin County to be near her daughter 
and his son Peter, her older three sons, the Brooks families 
and Chase relatives, all of whom had preceded her to that 
area. Actually nothing is known about the final years and 
death of Polly and Samuel. Fourth generation Corlesses that 
we talked to in the 19 30s did not believe that Polly came to 
Elgin, based apparently on the fact that they never heard of 
it. Another thought was introduced years later when Daniel 
Welch of Michigan, a great-grandson of Thomas Welch, told us 
the following - "Polly's first husband was a man by the name 
of Hoover, her second husband was a Welch, and her third hus- 
band was a Corless." Daniel had no dates or other evidence to 
support this version, and his study of our data quickly indi- 
cated that this story had become twisted over the many years. 
This idea started us off on an extensive search to find evid- 
ence of the Hoover marriage, but none was found in records or 
in talking to persons named Hoover in Elgin County, as they 
know little about the early Hoovers in the area. 

We hope that some day, some one may be able to find the 
facts about Polly's last years. We believe that she must have 
been an attractive and industrious woman to keep her children 
together as well as she did after losing their father, and to 
find other husbands to help raise those children. 

Children of Polly and Jesse - Lyman, Phi lander, Hi ram, Laura, 

David, Bradford, Jesse and Polly 
Polly and William Welch - Thomas Welch 

LYMAN CORLESS - son of Jesse Corless 

b. ca 179 8, probably in Madison County, NY 

d. ca 1817, probably in Argenteuil County , Quebec 

Family legend has indicated that Lyman married Vina (Lovina) 
Brooks daughter of Nathan Brooks. This could have occurred in 
the Argenteuil - Prescott area, but no evidence has been found 
to support it. The only tangible thing about Lyman to reach us 
was that he started for town one day to buy a syrup kettle or 
buckets and was never heard from again. Nothing is known about 
Lovina beyond her birthdate. 



22 



Part I Ch II 
PHILANDER AND PHOEBE (BROOKS) CORLESS 



w 









1-t 


c 


CO 




(fl 


01 


x: 


4J 


n) 


»-i 


D 


00 


4J 


u 


CO 


e 


3 


0) 


to 


^ 


CO 


CO 


s 


u 


o 


CO 


> 







c 


M 






CO 


0) 


Q 




e 


•o 


2 




(U 


c 


^ 


• 


4-1 


V" >, CO 


z 


g 


•H 


CO C -H 


o 




r* 


tJO C -H 


w 




^ 


■a CO x: 


,-J 




• 


W P^ Pu 



w 




M 




w 




hJ 




pd 




o 


c 


CJ 


0) 




)-l 


^^ 


TS 


C/0 


^ 


u^ 


•H 


o 


x; 


o 


o 


Pi 


•a 


pa 


c 


N— • 


CO 




U 


w 


o 


P3 




W 




O 


-o 


SC 


s 


Pm 


CO 


TD 




C 


c 


CO 


(1) 




^ 


Pi 


13 


W 


n-l 


Q 


•H 


^ 


6 


hJ 




M 




K 




PM 





c 




01 




•o 




TJ 


CO 


(1) 


> 


Pi 


w 



4) 
X3 



w <; 



c 
o 

CO 

•a 

3 



O 



0) "O 
►-3 W 









^ 








o 






4-1 


•H 4-1 "O 


Q 




UH 


u u u 


M 


• 


CO 


^ Q) QJ 0) O 


> 


e 


^1 


C T3 •>-l XI '4-1 


<^ 




U 


CO Q) "a 1-1 iH 


P 




• 


J-l (.1 T3 -H -H 






>-> 


fn fi- < o o 






c 

CO 

> 



3 



(U 
CO 

o 



C CO 

i-l 1-1 -H 

CO iH x: 

S w 0- 



PART I 



23 



CHAPTER II 



PHILANDER CORLESS - son of Jesse Corless 
b. July 27,1800, in Madison County, NY 
d. Oct 6,1869, near Quincy, Michigan, bu in Quincy,MI 
m. Phoebe Brooks, in 1821, supposedly in London, Ontario, 
dau of Nathan and Abigail (Ross) Brooks. 

b. Apr 12,1804, in Chester, Windsor County, VT 

d. June 15,1878, in Lamoni,IA, bu in Sweet Home Cem. 

Philander was probably nine years of age when his family 
moved from Madison County, to Canada, presumably Argenteuil 
County, Que, probably Chatham Township. Life was difficult for 
pioneering families; it is not realistic to say that there 
were no luxuries, for the barest essentials on which a family 
could exist were a luxury for many at times. Everything had to 
be made by hand, for stores were few and frequently too far 
distant to be visited more than once a year if that often. 
Money was something to be dreamed of. 

We know that the Brooks were in Argenteuil County by 1810 
and consider it likely that the Brooks and Corless families 
were acquainted there. The Brooks left Argenteuil and arrived 
in Elgin County about 1819. They may have heard of free land 
there through agents of a Colonel Talbot who was active in 
attracting new settlers to the area. Whether the two Corless 
brothers selected Elgin County as their goal because of land 
availability, or the fact that the Brooks were there, or both, 
we will never know. At any rate Philander walked the several 
hundred miles from Argenteuil to Elgin County, probably along 
with his brother Hiram, about the year 1820. Most of that walk 
was through a very sparsely inhabited country, with no roads, 
not even trails at times, and only the St. Lawrence River, the 
shore of Lake Ontario, and the heavens to guide them. Fish and 
game were plentiful, and the only real shelter they could have 
found along the way would have been in the log cabin of the 
occasional pioneer encountered. Strangers were seldom turned 
away in those difficult times. 

Philander and Phoebe started life together in Malahide Twp 
and Philander eventually received the Patent for 80 acres on 
the north part of Lot 19, Concession 9, in Malahide in 1840. 
The Patents were not usually issued for fifteen or twenty 
years after occupation of the land. Eight children were bom 
to them in Malahide, with two of them dying in infancy. 

Phoebe, her sister Nancy, and their parents were converted 
and baptized as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of 



24 PART I CH II 

Latter Day Saints in 1835. Not long after that the two wives 
decided that they wanted to go west to live near the Church 
Headquarters; we believe that Philander and Hiram were less 
than enthusiastic about the idea. Philander was quoted in the 
Bailey Story, many years later, as saying, "would you believe 
that a tiny woman like her (Phoebe, his wife) could get a 
strapping man like me out on the road for the purpose of gath- 
ering with the Saints in Missouri, whether he wanted to or 
not? That is what she did, her sister Nancy was about as bad." 

In September 1836, probably after the principal crops were 
harvested, final arrangements were made, farewells were said 
to the many members of their families and friends, and the 
trip was started. Three of their six children were under seven 
years, and the youngest was only five months. Phoebe's courage 
in starting such a long trip, in the fall, by ox-drawn wagon, 
and with an infant in her arms, is difficult to understand in 
today's world. 

They arrived in Branch County, Michigan in November. Philan- 
der and Hiram decided to camp there for the winter as the 
prospect of travel in the winter months was discouraging and 
rumors reached them of the persecutions of the Saints in Miss- 
ouri. More rumors reached them in the spring - even talk of 
the Saints being driven out of the west. The two brothers 
looked around the county, decided that they liked it and veto- 
ed plans for going on, as their wives so badly wanted. They 
bought land midway between Coldwater and Quincy and establish- 
ed their farms. Historical records of the County in 1837 show 
that Philander owned 80 acres in Section 19, two cows and two 
oxen. 

The new farm was heavily wooded, as was practically all of 
the County, game was abundant, hard work - the order of the 
day. Land had to be cleared for planting and of course some of 
the first trees felled were used in constructing a log cabin. 
The labor involved in felling hard wood trees, pulling stumps 
with the aid of oxen, and the burning of stumps, branches and 
excess logs is practically beyond comprehension of most of 
today's generations. Indians of the Potowatomi Tribe lived in 
the area but were not troublesome. 

Phoebe and Philander's last child, Sarah, bom in 1841, was 
the first Corless bom in Branch County. 

Phoebe maintained her strong interest in her religion, never 
forgetting her desire to live with the Saints in Zion; in 1864 
she invited Samuel Bailey, who was one of the Elders in the 
Church and lived in Athens, Michigan, to return to Branch 
County and help strengthen their small group. Their meetings 
were held in the homes and some years later a Church was built 
on land which had been part of Hiram's farm. The site was on 
the turnpike which followed the old Indian Trail between the 
trading posts of Detroit and Chicago. 

Philander was described as a slim man with a ready smile. 



PART I CH II 25 

big hearty voice, jolly good nature, and having thick, curly 
auburn hair, inherited from his mother, Polly. Six years after 
his death from typhoid fever, his daughter Sarah and her hus- 
band, Samuel Bailey, decided to move to Lamoni, lA, where the 
Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints had established their 
Headquarters. Phoebe decided immediately to go with them, and 
nothing could stop her from moving to a strange land so far 
away. It meant the fulfillment of a dream of forty years, and 
the fulfillment of a prophecy to her by an Elder of the Church 
that "my bones shall rest in a gathering place of the Saints." 
She died in Lamoni about three years later. It has been said 
that she was a character not soon to be forgotten. She never 
spoke unkindly of anyone, she was patient and helpful to the 
erring and to them and to many others she passed on her own 
splendid ideals and her great faith; her life was a continual 
inspiration to all who knew and loved her. 

Children: Laura, David, Nathan, Bradford, Abigail, Leonard, 

and Sarah 
LAURA CORLESS - dau of Philander Corless (Jesse) 
b. July 27,1822 in Elgin County .Ontario 
d. Oct 31,1869 in Branch County, bu in Oak Grove Cem. , 
according to the Cemetery records; no marker was found, 
m. John Sullivan, in Branch County 
b. June 24,1818, possibly Ireland 
d. Mar 24,186 7, bu in Oak Grove Cemetery 
Laura was fourteen years old when the journey to Michig- 
an was made, and had to share in the adult work, likely per- 
forming duties of caring for the younger brothers and sisters. 
While there were taverns along the way by this time, the odds 
were that most of the nights, and probably some days, were 
spent in camping near the lakes and rivers. Luckily there are 
quite a few in southern Michigan, but cool fall weather cert- 
ainly prevented maximum use and enjoyment of such places. 
Children: Michael, Mary , Ellen, Philander and Sarah 
Michael Sullivan - son of Laura Corless 

b. 1844; d. Nov 5,1932, bu in Coldwater 

m. Catherine "Kate" Howes, Sept 24,1868, in Branch Co. 
b. ca 1851, in Lenawee Co., MI, was in Butler Twp, 
Branch County by 1868. 

m. 2nd Barbara Pitcher 

m. 3rd Eva Carel, dau of Stephen Karl (Carl) of 
Mont gome ry , MI . 

They lived in Quincy Twp; when son Guy was ten, his 
mother went to California and never returned. 
Children: Nettie, by Kate 

Ross, Myrtle, Rose and Guy, by Eva 
Nettie Sullivan - dau of Michael Sullivan (Laura 

b. Oct 26,1869 in Quincy Twp. Corless) 

d. 19 38, bu in Quincy 

m. J.H. "Jake" Van Nasdale, Apr 21,1886, in Quincy 



26 PART I CH II 

Ross Sullivan - son of Michael Sullivan (Laura 

d. in infancy Corless) 

ffyrtle Sullivan - dau of Michael Sullivan 

b. Jan 3,1892, in Quincy Twp ; m. Floyd Campbell 
Rose Sullivan - dau of Michael Sullivan 
b. 189 7, in Quincy Twp 
d. July 1910, bu in Coldwater,MI 
Guy C. Sullivan - son of Michael Sullivan 
b. Oct 5,189 8 in Quincy Twp 

m. Blanch Thiebold in 1921; Divorced in 1926 
m. 2nd Zelma Fredericks in 1926; She died in 1947 
Guy served three years in the army in the first 
World War, of which 22 months were in Europe. He served in Co. 
A. 126th Inf. 32nd Division, Michigan National Guard, which 
was a Coldwater Unit. Guy lives in Fort Wayne, IN (19 76) 

Mary Sullivan - dau of Laura Corless (Philander, Jesse) 
b. Oct 5,1847 

d. Nov 23,1898 in Grand Rapids, bu in Coldwater, MI 
m. Michael Condon, Feb 18,186 7 in Coldwater, in St. 
Charles Church, (witnessed by William Reynolds) son of Stephen 
and Catherine (Hennessy) Condon. 

b. ca 1845; They lived in Grand Rapids, ME. 
Ellen Sullivan - dau of Laura Corless (Philander, Jesse) 

b. 1850; m. D.A. Hurst; Lived in Grand Rapids, MI 

Philander "File" Sullivan - son of Laura Corless 

b. 1856; d 

m. Cathrina "Katie" Haslam, Sept 20,1880, in Branch 
County, witnessed by Mary Sullivan and Wm. Haslam. 
b. ca 1858 in Indiana 
Sarah "Sadie" Sullivan - dau of Laura Corless 
b. Jan 28,1860 

m. Frank D. Nichols, Jan, 1881 in Grand Rapids 
Lived in Grand Rapids, MI 
DAVID CORLESS - son of Philander (Jesse) 

b. Jan 4,1826, in Mai abide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario 
d. Oct 20,1889, in Quincy, MI, bu in Quincy 
m. Jeanette Craft, Nov 6,185 3, dau of John and Caroline 
(Cameron) Craft who were married in Steuben Co., NY, and came 
to Quincy in 1838 when Jeanette was seven years old. 
b. July 27,1831, in Naples, Ontario Co., NY 
d. Feb 9,1903, in Quincy, bu in Quincy 
David was ten years old when his parents made the trip 
to Michigan. It likely was for him a great adventure, although 
the fall weather must have cooled his ardor at times. He prob- 
ably was assigned the task of making certain that the cows 
were not straying too far from the wagons; cows were frequent- 
ly taken on such trips for the double purpose of providing 
milk and butter along the way, and in recognition of the fact 
that cows were expensive, if not impossible to buy when they 
reached their destination. Other people who made such a trip 



PART I CH II 



27 



have reported that milk not iiranediately used for food, was 
carried in the wagon and the natural motion over the rough 
trails churned the milk without the usual labor required for 
the making of butter. We well remember the work of churning 
when we were young. 

The foll'^wing article appeared in the Coldwater Republican 
Newspaper on July 8,1879: "David Corless has seen pretty much 
the whole of the battle, though he was only 10 years old when 
his father. Philander Corless with the skirmish line of the 
grand pioneer army, pushed his way into Michigan. His father 
first settled where David now lives, but later sold out to his 
son and purchased the place on the turnpike where his father 
died. Mr. C. was born in Canada 53 years ago. Twenty-five 
years ago he led Miss Craft to the altar and their paths of 
life have since run alongside. Mrs. C. is 47 years of age and 
her maternal heart has plenty of room for the love of five 
children who have been bom to them. By persistent effort, Mr. 
C. has worked his way up from a poor boy to a well-to-do farm- 
er, and when old age comes creeping on, it will find him far 
removed from the reach of want, and luxuriating in all the 
appliances of wealth." 

Children; Frank, Frederick,Addie Jane and 

twins: Gilbert and Gilford 
FRANK CORLESS - son of David Corless (Philander, Jesse) 
b. Sept 12,1854, in Quincy Twp 
■ d. Nov 9,1921, bu in Coldwater, MI 
m. Julia "Etta" Fetch, Sept 1,1886, dau of George and 
Ann Fetch in Branch County, MI 

b. May 18,1858, in Branch Co. 
d. June 3,1937, bu in Coldwater. No children 
FREDERICK CORLESS - son of David Corless 
b. July 5,1856, in Quincy Twp 
d. May 4,1922, in Quincy, bu there 

m. Jessie lona Simmons, Mar 11,1873, dau of Samuel and 
Sarah Katherine (Weatherwax) Simmons 
b. July 20,1857, in Quincy 
d. Aug 24,1921, bu in Quincy 
Frederick, better known as Fred, lived in Quincy for 
many years. He was an enterprising individual, more interested 
in business than in farming. At one time or other he owned a 
meat market, a livery stable, a saloon and also owned several 
race horses. His grandchildren spoke very highly of him and it 
was obvious their visits to the Grandpa Corless home were 
among their cherished childhood memories. 

Children: George, Clara, Li va, Clyde and Gertrude 
GEORGE P. CORLESS - son of Fred Corless (David, Phil- 
b. Jan 1877 ander, Jesse) 

d. Feb 11,1936, bu in Quincy 

m. Winnie Eley, Oct 9,189 7 of Branch Co., dau of 
Orville Eley. b. 189 7; Separated ca 1915; No children 



28 PART I CH II 

George farmed and was a good horse trader, even in 
later years after losing his eyesight, he became well known 
for his ability. He could determine general characteristics as 
well as age - with his hands - in fact he was quoted as saying 
that he could tell everything about a horse except the color 
of its eyes. Many stories are still told around the country- 
side of unsuccessful attempts to try to get rid of a bad horse 
by trading to George. 

CLARA CORLESS - dau of Fred Corless (David, Philander, 

b. Jan 1879; Jesse) 

d. at age one month, 9 days 
LIVA GRACE CORLESS - dau of Fred Corless 

b. Feb 19,1882; d. Nov 18,1944, bu in Coldwater 

m. Edward Michael Robinson, July 5,1902, in Branch 
Co, son of Michael and Mary (Dovona) Robinson, of Irish 

b. Apr 28,1868; d. Feb 19,1951, bu in Coldwater 
They lived on a farm in the Quincy area. 
Children: Lucille, Frederick, Thomas , Kenneth, Paul 
Lucille Genivia Robinson dau of Liva 

b. Apr 4,1904; d. June 14,19 72 Grace Corless 

m. Purl Donbrock, Aug 20,1924, of Hillsdale Co, MI, 
son of Carl and Lena (Knuth) Donbrock from Germany, 
b. Dec 1904, in Hillsdale, MI 
m. 2nd Lois Hart in 19 74 

They live on a farm near Reading, MI (19 76) 
Children: Helen, Evelyn, Roberta as follows: 
Helen Lucile Donbrock 
b. June 14,1925 

m. Richard Dean Andersen, Aug 24,1946 
Evelyn Lemoine Donbrock 
b. June 14,1928 

m. Bradley Oliver Yearling, Nov 7,1954 
Roberta Elaine Donbrock 
b. Apr 21,1941 

m. Robert Franklin Holloway, Sept 12,1959 
Frederick Michael "Fred'' Robinson - son of Liva 

Grace Corless (Fred, David, Philander, Jesse) 
b. Aug 15,1907; d. Jan 4,1975 

m. Nellie "Marie" Eley, Jan 18,1926, dau of Syl- 
vester and Minnie (Morrman) Eley 
b. Nov 29,1903 
Fred worked on high Voltage Power lines for Con- 
sumers Power Co., of MI. No children 

Thomas Edward Robinson - son of Liva G. Corless 
b. May 9,1911 in Allen Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI 
m. Gertrude Salyer, June 22,1933, dau of Add and 
Myrtle K. (Wireman) Salyer. 
b. Oct 23,1916 
. Tom was a contractor on bridge and highway con- 



PART I CH II 29 

struction work in Michigan. He is an avid big game hunter and 

deep sea fisherman. He and Gertrude enjoy world travel and 

like to spend winters in Florida. 

They live near Jackson, MI (19 77) 

Children: James and Carlene as follows: 

James Edward Robinson 

b. Dec 28,19 33; m. Joanne Leone Johnson 

Carlene Marie Robinson; b. Dec 12,19 35 

m. Bernard Bronakowski, Oct 20,1956 

Kenneth George Robinson - son of Liva Corless, (Fred, 

b. Apr 8,1913 David, Philander, Jesse) 

d. Feb 7,1964 

m. Juanita Davis, 1934; Divorced in 1952 

m. 2nd Frances Clark in 1953 

Kenneth was a construction foreman. 

Children: Kenneth and Keith as follows: 

Kenneth Michael Robinson 

b. Oct 21,19 35; m. Jacqueline Larzelere 

Keith George Robinson 

b. May 23,19 37 

m. Marie Louise Gentile, June 1959; Div. 1975 

Paul Franklin Robinson - son of Liva Corless 

b. June 23,1920 

m. Glee Allen Amett, May 30,1943, dau of William 

Otis and Gladys G. (State) Amett, of Fort Wayne, IN 

b. 1925 

Paul farms near Marshall, Michigan 

Children: Larry , Caroline, Bing and Michael as 

follows : ^ T, T r, -u- 

Larry Paul Robinson 

b. Oct 6,1944; m. Debbie Dawson, Aug 7,1965 

Caroline Arlene Robinson; b. Oct 7,1945 

m. Jay Harmon Hare, Sept 25,1964 

Bing Ritchie Robinson; . b. Aug 8,1953 

m. Lucie .... , Aug 17,19 74 

Michael Odos Robinson; b. Apr 21,1962 

CLYDE CORLESS - son of Fred Corless (David, Philander, 

b. Dec 27,1883 Jesse) 

d. May 11,19 34 in Quincy 

m. Edith Gertrude Boyer, Sept 2,1903 in Branch Co., 

dau of John and Sarah E. (Neeley) Boyer. 

b. 1883; d. 1971, bu in Quincy 

Children: Beatrice and Myrtle 

BEATRICE lONE CORLESS - dau of Clyde Corless 

b. May 8,1904, in Quincy Twp 

m. Christian Frederick Mohrhardt, July 18,1923 

b. 1892 in Jackson, MI 

d. July 4,1927, bu in Quincy 

Living in Quincy (19 76) 

Children: George, Betty , Doris as follows: 



30 PART I CH II 

George Edward Mohrhardt - son of Beatrice Corless 
(Clyde, Fred, David, Phi lander, Jesse) 
b. Aug 30,1924 

m. Maybelle Loche in 1947, in Branch Co., dau of 
Eiranett Loche. b. May 30,1926 in Branch Co. 
Living in Coldwater,MI (19 76) 
Children: Christine R, Charles R, Craig R, 
Cevin R, and Curt R 
Betty Jane Mohrhardt - dau of Beatrice Corless 
b. Nov 10,1925 

m. Walter Kubasiak, Apr 11,1940 
Living near Bronson,MI (19 75) 
Adopted: Joe Ann Beatrice; b. 1963 

Doris Beatrice Mohrhardt - dau of Beatrice Corless 
b. June 15,1926 

m. Smith Ferguson, Jr, in 1946, son of Smith and 
Viola (Taylor) Ferguson. 

b. Oct 15,1921 in Branch County 
Living near Coldwater (19 76) 
Children: Yvonne and Ronald as follows: 
Yvonne Marie Ferguson 

b. Jan 2 7,1947 in Branch County 
m. Dewey Ray Harris III, June 3,1968 
Ronald Lee Ferguson 

b. Feb 9,1948 in Branch Co. 
MYRTLE ELLEN CORLESS - dau of Clyde Corless (Fred, 
b. Apr 13,1906 David, Philander, Jesse) 

m. Harold Boyer, Jan 19,1924 in Branch Co., son 
of Claude and Rilla (Bradley) Boyer. 

m. 2nd Frederick Dixon, from Kentucky 

b ; d. ca 1971 

Living in Coldwater (1976) 
CLARA "GERTRUDE" CORLESS - dau of Fred Corless (David, 
b. Aug 4,1885 Philander, Jesse) 

d. June 21,1968, bu in Quincy 

m. Charles Edward Little; Separated; No children 
ADDIE JANE CORLESS - dau of David (Philander, Jesse) 
b. Feb 1858; d. Nov 26,1925, bu in Quincy 

m. Don Q. Wilbur, Mar 16,1887, son of Hart and Jean- 
ette (Craft) Wilbur. 

b. Dec 21,1858, in MI; d. 1926, bu in Quincy 

Lived in Quincy, MI 
Children: Harold and Metha 

Harold Corless Wilbur - son of Addie Corless (David, 
b. Nov 1893 Philander, Jesse) 

d. Sept 21,1918, bu in Quincy 

m. in 1918, died in less than a month after his 
marriage during the flu epidemic. 

Metha Wilbur - dau of Addie Corless 
b. Sept 14,1896; m. Robert Kebbon 



PART I CH II 31 

They moved to Chicago, returned to Quincy after re- 
tirement and then went to California to live with a daughter. 
GILFORD L. "GILL" CORLESS - son of David Corless, 

b. Feb 21,1863 in Quincy Twp Philander, Jesse) 

d. Dec 1919 in Quincy Twp, bu in Quincy 
m. Minnie E. Lockerby, Feb 28,1886, dau of William and 
Cornelia (Ball) Lockerby. 

b. Mar 186 3, in Quincy Twp 
d. Oct 26,1943, bu in Quincy 
They farmed near Quincy. One of Gill's slogans, "Don ' t 
expect to come out right when you go in wrong." 
Children: One son Vaughn 

Vaughn L. Corless - son of Gilford L. Corless (David, 
b. Sept 22,1898 Philander, Jesse) 

d. Jan 4,1958, bu in Quincy 

m. Nellie M. Lampman, Nov 26,1918 in Branch Co., dau 
of Fred and Hattie (Weatherwax) Lampman. 
b. Nov 26,1901, in Quincy Twp 
She lives in Quincy (19 77) 
Children: Phyllis and Harold 

PHYLLIS CORLESS - dau of Vaughn Corless, (Gilford, 

David, Phi lander, Jesse) 
b. July 13,1920 in Branch Co. 
Teaches school in Quincy, MI 
Living with her mother (19 77) 
HAROLD DEWITT CORLESS - son of Vaughn Corless 
b. Aug 8,1921 in Quincy, MI 

m. Mema Juanita Aultman, May 17,1944, dau of 
Charles Hubert and Sarah Eliza (Starke) Aultman. 

b. May 16,1925 in Macksville, Kansas. Mema and 
her mother moved to Alhambra, CA in 1937. 

Harold was a Tech Sergeant in the 834th Base Depot 
Ordinance Company in the Second World War. They are very act- 
ive in their church and Community, both enjoy work in youth 
organizations among other things. She is President of the 
local PEO Chapter, and has been a Medical Assistant for many 
years. Harold is active in Masonic work, has been a member of 
the school Board for nine years, is the Assistant Fire Chief, 
and was a volunteer ambulance driver. He was a building con- 
tractor for years and is engaged in maintenance work for the 
Church and School. Living in Greensburg,KA (1977) 
Children: Sandra and Gary 

SANDRA LEA "SANDY" CORLESS - dau of Harold Corless 
(Vaughn, Gilford, David, Philander, Jesse) 
b. Nov 10,1949 in Pratt, KA 

She has a Masters Degree and is an Assistant 
Professor Univ. of New Mexico. She is a Speech and Forensic 

lecturer. Was honored in Oct 19 76, in Albuquerque,NM, as Out- 
standing Professor of the year, chosen along with another 
Professor by the students. 



32 PART I CH II 

GARY HAROLD CORLESS - son of Harold Corless, 

(Vaughn, Gil ford, David, Phi lander, Jesse) 
b. Feb 23,1952 in Greensburg,KA 
He was a Certified Welder for the Northern Nat- 
ural Gas Co, and became an Inspector for that Company. 

GILBERT "GIBB" CORLESS, twin of Gilford - son of David 

Corless (Philander, Jesse) 
b. Feb 21,186 3, in Quincy Twp 
d. Mar 10,1933, bu in Quincy 

m. Margaret "Maggie" Hanks, Feb 18,1886, dau of 
Alfred and Mary Ann (Werrel or Woonell) Hanks. 

b. Apr 22,1868; d. 1943, bu in Quincy 

Lived in Quincy 

They had no children but raised Raymond Payne from 
infancy and he used the name of Corless. 

Raymond D. "Ray" Payne Corless - foster son of 

b. ca 1894 Gilbert Corless 

m. lola F. Cleveland, Dec 24,1919, dau of Ira S. 
and Aggie (Scripter) Cleveland. 

b. ca 1900; Divorced 

m. 2nd Samuel Deal 
Children: Richard and Rayola 
Richard James Corless 

b. Oct 26,1921; m. Goldie Meneke ca 1959. 

Living in Coldwater (1975). No children 
Rayola Corless 

b. 1923; d. 1923, bu in Butler Twp, Branch Co, MI 
NATHAN "NATE" CORLESS - son of Philander (Jesse) 
b. 1829, Elgin Co, Ont ; d. 1874, bu in Quincy, MI 
m. Caroline Sperbeck, Feb 2,1862, dau of Martin and 
Sophia (Swan) Sperbeck. 

b. Dec 5,1841 in Schoharrie Co., NY 
d. Feb 16,1914, bu in Quincy 
Children: Orlen, William, Jenny and Edwin 

ORLEN H."LEN" CORLESS - son of Nathan Corless (Philander, 
b. Mar 7,186 3 Jesse) 

d. Aug 2,1946, bu in Quincy 

Farmed on the Townline Road, north of Quincy 
WILLIAM "WILL" CORLESS - son of Nathan Corless 
b. Oct 28,1864, Coldwater Twp 
d. Oct 30,1944, in Girard,MI 

m. Maggie Smith, in 1906, in Branch Co, dau of William 
and Jenny (Thompson) Smith 

b. ca 1883; d ; No children 

JENNIE MAY CORLESS - dau of Nathan Corless 
b, Jan 24,1868 in Coldwater Twp 

d ,1944, bu in Girard, Branch Co. 

m. Horace Eugene Taylor, Sept 22,1890, son of Will and 
Mary Ann Taylor. 

b. Apr 7,1861, Butler Twp, Branch Co. 



PART I CH II 33 

d. Oct 22,1911, bu in Girard, south of the village. 
On the marriage record his occupation was listed as a lineman. 
Children: Irwin and Hazel 

Irwin Taylor - son of Jennie Corless (Nathan, Philander 
b. 1892; d. 1895, bu in Girard Jesse) 

Hazel Taylor - dau of Jennie Corless 
b. Mar 9,1894, in Coldwater Twp . 
d. Nov 25,19 32, bu in Evergreen Gem. near Girard 
m. Frank Hayes, Nov 23,1911 

b. May 28,1886; d. 19 74, bu in Evergreen Gem. 
They lived near Goldwater 

Children: Ilah,Rolene and Louie as follows: 
Ilah J. Hayes 

b. Oct 28,1912, in Coldwater 
m. Fred Pifer 
Rolene May Hayes 

b. Feb 5,1919 in Coldwater 
m. Emmett Sours, Oct 19,19 35 

b. Jan 16,1906; d. July 30,1961 

m. 2nd Walter Nob lit 
Louie Eugene Hayes 

b. 19 33; Living in Toledo, Ohio (19 74) 

EDWIN L."ED" CORLESS - son of Nathan Corless (Philander, 
b. Dec 3,1871 Jesse) 

d. July 30,1946, bu in Quincy 
Not married; Lived and farmed with Orlen 

BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Philander (Jesse) 

b. Aug 13,1831, in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario 
d. Aug 6,1911, bu in Goldwater, MI 

m. Ann E. Williams, Dec 22,1852, dau of Carlton B. and 
Lucy B. (Woodward) Williams. 

b. Feb 16,1836, in Evans, Erie Co., NY 
d. Feb 19,1919, bu in Coldwater 
Bradford was an Ordained Minister in the RLDS Church in 
Coldwater. He farmed until his retirement and their move to 
town. A Newspaper Article of Feb 4,1879 quoted the following 
about Bradford: "age 47, he left home at age 18 and married 
Ann Williams at age 21. She is now 43. Both were nurtured amid 
the hardships of pioneer life, but were too young to apprec- 
iate fully the dire straights to which their pioneer parents 
were frequently reduced to overcome the wild forces of nature 
and carve for themselves a competence." 

Ann's father was a descendant of Roger Williams, founder 
of the Baptist Church in America. Ann was a Wesleyan Methodist 
until she was baptized into the Reorganized Church of the 
Latter Day Saints, on Jan 31,1864, by Samuel V. Bailey. She 
thus was a Charter Member of the Church of Goldwater, and was 
a leader in its social functions for 55 years. Her family had 
come to Goldwater in January 1837. Ann wrote many fine poems 
over the years. 



34 PART I CH II 

Children: Starr, Alta,Judson, two dau d. in infancy 
STARR ALRANE CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless (Philand- 
b. Feb 26,1854, in Coldwater Twp er, Jesse) 

d. May 8,1941, bu in Coldwater 

m. Mary Lillian Becker, in 1874 in Hillsdale, MI, dau 
of Jeremiah and Jane (McGraw) Becker 
b. Dec 1,1857 

d. Oct 10,1906, bu in Coldwater 
m. 2nd Ann (Stroh) Thomas, June 16,1908. She was a 
sister of Samuel Stroh (husband of Alta L. Corless) and dau of 
Hugh and Catherine (Feick) Stroh. Ann's first husband was 
Jacob Thomas. d. 1902. 

Starr was an Ordained Minister and an Elder of the RLDS 
Church, and was President of the Coldwater Branch. He was a 
baker and a grocer. A Newspaper Article of May 9,1879, quoted 
Starr as being 29 years old and living on the east side of 
Marble Lake in Quincy Twp. 

Mary was an educator and a Sunday School Superintendent. 
Children by Mary: Jessie and Maybelle 
The following was written as a letter by Ann on the fifty- 
fourth birthday of her first child, Starr: 

"Our First Dear Baby Boy" 
Look way back this morning to a little cottage near the 
shore of a creek on a hill just south, where a couple in their 
youth had taken up their abode in the fall of 1853 and built 
this little house, ready to plaster when winter set in. In 
February 1854 there came a very heavy snow storm. The morning 
was pleasant, and I can see the white floor, and curtains 
around the bed, and pantry so tidy, and every bake tin shone. 
All looked so pleasant, and I see a dress I wore, just as 
plain as though it was yesterday. But in the afternoon came 
the snow storm, and soon was deep and the ground white. A 
small party had gathered and about eleven in the evening all 
at once came up an awful squall, and upon investigation, 
behold a Baby Boy had snowed down, and we took the dear little 
one, not only in our home but in our hearts. But the same 
squall kept up for months, especially nights till we were glad 
to see fair weather. 

But what a comfort all our days 
The dear, dear Baby Boy has been 
And now in our declining years 
With other ones, we cling to him 
Your Mother, 
Ann E. Corless, Feb 16,1908, 72 years." 
JESSIE ETHEL CORLESS - dau of Starr Corless (Bradford, 
b. June 30,1878 Philander, Jesse) 

d , 1961, bu in Coldwater 

m.John James Parker, Oct 24,1906, son of John and 
Mariam (Dickie) Parker 

b. Aug 11,1877 in Livingston Co. ,MI 



PART I CH II 35 

d ,1966, bu in Coldwater 

John was a graduate of M.S.C.in Engineering, worked 
for the Cement Company in Coldwater for many years. He operat- 
ed a Dry Cleaning Establishment in Dowagiac,MI, for several 
years. One son: John 

Dr. John Corless Parker - son of Jessie Corless, 

(Starr, Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 

b. Dec ,1910, in Coldwater 

m. Helen Roberta Wooster, June 26,19 32 in Dowagiac 
MI, dau of John Edward and Mabel (Millar) Wooster. 
b. July 14,1912 in Coldwater 
John graduated from Illinois College of Podiatry in 
1912, practised in Coldwater, retired to Florida, ca 1975. 
Children: Dorinda, Roberta, John and Sandra 
Dorinda Parker 

b. Apr 5,19 33, in Coldwater 
m. Phillip Eckhardt, in 195 3 
Roberta Ann Parker 

b. Feb 8,19 36, in Coldwater 
m. John Litwaitis 
John Edward Parker 

b. Mar 30,19 38 in Coldwater 

m. Joyce Eileen Worden, July 2,1961 in Cold- 
Sandra Jean Parker water 
b. Mar 11,1952, in Coldwater 
MAYBELLE EDITHA CORLESS - dau of Starr Corless, 

(Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 
b. Mar 2 7,1882 in Quincy Twp 

d. Dec 31,1966 in San Bernardino, CA, bu in Coldwater 
m. Dr. Archie Leroy Haggerty, Dec 30,1907, son of 
Robert Hildreth and Harriett 0. (Fletcher) Haggerty. 
b. Jan 28,1880 in Port Jarvis,NY 
d. June 16,1966 in Augusta, GA, bu in Coldwater 
Harriett's mother was Elizabeth Pitt, dau of William Pitt, 
the Younger, England's most illustrious Prime Minister, who 
served from the age of 24 in 1783, till his death in 1806. He 
was buried in Westminster Abbey. 

Writing this work during the Bicentennial year of 19 76, 
brings to mind words of William Pitt's father, the Prime Min- 
ister before him, and it seems fitting that some of those 
words should be included here. Words spoken before the House 
of Commons on January 16,1766: "I rejoice that America has re- 
sisted. Three millions of people so dead to all feeling of 
liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves would have been 
fit instrument to make slaves of the rest." William, Sr, was 
not in favor of the Stamp Act and spoke strongly against it. 
After the Boston Tea Party, he wrote a letter to the Earl of 
Shelbume, that the Bostonians should reimburse the East India 
Company for the tea, but he deplored the attitude of the Brit- 



36 PART I CH II 

ish Government in taking advantage of the tumult in Boston "to 
crush the spirit of Liberty among the Americans. If that mad 
and cruel measure should be pushed, England has seen her best 
days." Later, after being made the Earl of Chatham, William, 
Sr, made one of the great speeches of his career, urging the 
recall of the British Troops in Boston under General Gage and 
demanding the end of the Military tyranny against "that injur- 
ed, unhappy, traduced people ... a brave generous, united peo- 
ple, with arms in their hands and courage in their hearts." 
Later, Lord Chatham was horrified when he learned that the 
British Military were using Hessian mercenaries and Indians 
against the Colonies. He predicted the end of the conflict, 
but did not live to see it. His son then became Prime Minister 
and continued opposition to the War. 

Archie was a Veterinary Doctor. After their move to 
Augusta, Georgia in 1912, he became Veterinary Consultant and 
Chief of 'Sanitation for the Richmond County Board of Health. 
Children: Mary, Roberta and Ann 
Mary Harriette Haggerty - dau of Maybelle Corless, 

(Starr, Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 
b. Apr 28,1913, in Augusta 

m. William Franklin Lott, Feb 4,1950 in West Mem- 
phis, AR, son of George Franklin and Naomi (Baker) Lott. 
b. July 20,1916 in Ripley, TN 
Living in Leawood, Kansas (19 75) 
William Franklin Lott, Jr. 

b. Oct 23,1950 in Kansas City, MO 
Roberta "Bobby" Haggerty - dau of Maybelle Corless 
b. Aug 3,1914, in Augusta, GA 

m. Dr. Jefferson E."Gene" Morris, June 26,1932 in 
Augusta, son of Eugene and Martha Ethel (McKenzie) Morris, 
b. Mar 10,1914, in Blakely,GA 
They live in Murf reesboro,TN (19 75) 
Gene is a Veterinarian. 

One adopted dau: Anne Elizabeth, b. Feb 9,1955 
Ann Corless Haggerty - dau of Maybelle Corless 
b. 1919, in Augusta, GA 

m. Henry Lester Carroll, Jr., May 16,1943, in Aug- 
usta, GA, son of Henry L. and Mae (Taylor) Carroll 
b. 1916 
Henry retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, 
then worked for the Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Corp. for ten 
years. He is an ardent golfer. Ann likes art work and paints 
in oils. Living in Highland, CA (1975) 
Four Children as follows: 

Corless Ann Carroll; b. 1947, in Atlanta, GA 
Patricia Carroll; b. 1951, in Augusta, GA 

m. Patrick Ryan Cochrane in 19 70 
Cynthia "Cindy" Lee Carroll; b. 1952 in England 
m. Robert John Ellison, Sept 25,19 75 



PART I CH II 37 

Kim Marie Carroll 

b. 1959, in Los Angeles, CA 
ALTA LEONE CORLESS - dau of Bradford Corless (Philander, 
b. June 21,1858 in Coldwater Twp Jesse) 

d. Dec 14,1949, bu in Quincy 

m. Samuel Stroh, Jan 1,1878, son of Hugh and Catherine 
(Feick) Stroh. 

b. Aug 20,1856, in Oseolo Twp, Crawford Co, OH 
d. Oct 3,1920, in Coldwater, bu in Quincy, MI 
Alta wrote a brief resume of the Corless family for 
presentation at the Family Reunion in 1918. 
Children: William and Ethel 

William Y. Stroh - adopted son of Alta L. Corless 
b. Mar 23,1883 

d. June 7,1934 in Pittsburg, PA, bu in Quincy, MI 
m. Catherine Schwartz in Louisville, KY, Feb 15,1922. 
b. Mar 21,1883 

d. Sept 21,1967, bu in United Cem. , Pittsburg, PA 
William graduated in Michigan with a Chemical Engin- 
eering Degree. He organized the Stroh Steel Hardening Company 
in Pittsburg, and was active in fraternal and Civic affairs. 
One son: Samuel Y. Stroh 
Ethel L. Stroh - dau of Alta Corless 
b. Oct 6,1886, in Girard Twp 
d. Feb 7,19 72, bu in Quincy 

m. Steven P. Gallagher, Jr, Nov 28,1918, son of S.P. 
and Isabella (Henderson) Gallagher, of Ogdensburg,NY 
b. Apr 12,1881 in Ogdensburg 
d. Oct 17,1935, bu in Quincy 
Steven was a salesman. 
JUDSON "DEAN" CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless 
b. Feb 12,1872 in Algansee Twp, Branch Co, MI 
d. Apr 21,1917, bu in Coldwater 

m. Maud Leggett, Feb 13,1900, dau of Herbert and Bea- 
trice (Rice) Leggett of Coldwater 

b. July 27,1875; d. Mar 2,1945, bu in Coldwater 
Judson was a Commercial Traveler and Salesman. 
Children: Herbert ,Deana and Judson 
HERBERT BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Judson Corless, 

(Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 
b. July 21,1902 in Branch Co, MI 
d. July 17,1966, bu in Coldwater 

m. Alice E. Carlisle, Jan 25,1925 in Dowagiac,MI, dau 
of James and Flora (Versaw) Carlisle. Divorced 
b. Mar 23,1907, in Galien,MI 
m. 2nd Charleen "Arlene" (Millar) Elsey in 19 37 in 
Branch Co, MI, dau of L. Robert and Maggie Lulu (Anderson) 
Millar. b. Jan 17,1903 

d. May 17,1974, in Battle Creek, bu in Coldwater 
Herbert was a member of the RLDS Church, the Eagles 



38 PART I CH II 

and was a Mason. Arlene was a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. 
Children by Alice: Janice and James 

by Arlene: Carlton Wayne 
JANICE ELAINE CORLESS - dau of Herbert Corless, 

(Judson, Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 
b. Mar 6,1925, in Three Rivers, MI 
m. Maurice L. Mellor Aug 3,1947, of Battle Creek, 
b. Jan 1,1920 MI 

Janice has Bachelors and Masters Degrees from 
Michigan State Univ. Maurice graduated from M.S.U. and is a 
School Principal in Saginaw, MI. 

Children: Mary , Bradford and Anne 
Mary Alice Mellor - dau of Janice Corless 
b. June 1,1948 

m ; Divorced 

Bradford Maurice Mellor - son of Janice Corless 
b. Feb 20,1955 

He is a graduate of Olivet College, Michigan 
Anne Louise Mellor - dau of Janice Corless 
b. Feb 6,1959 

Attending Alma College, MI (19 77) 
JAMES DEAN CORLESS - son of Herbert Corless (Judson, 

Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 
b. June 24,1926, Three Rivers, MI 
d. Apr 8,1945, bu in France (Brought home later) 
James enlisted Oct, 1944, while a junior in High 
School, was assigned to the 3rd Infantry, 10th Armored Div. , 
wounded at Unterowishen, Germany on April 2,1945. Lee Corless 
located James' grave near Epinal, France, took a picture of it 
in October, 1945 and gave it to his mother, Alice in December, 
1945, in Coldwater. 

CARLTON WAYNE CORLESS - son of Herbert Corless 
b. Nov 29,19 38, in Girard Twp, Branch Co. 
m. Virginia Mae Waterhouse, Sept 30,1961 in the 
Coldwater Baptist Church, dau of Elmer and Mildred May (Cron- 
khite) Waterhouse, both of Southern Michigan. 

b. Oct 30,1937, in Battle Creek, MI 
Carlton is the Chief Proposals Engineer for a firm 
which manufactures custom designed material handling equipment 
for the heavy steel industry. 

Virginia is attending College studying the Crimin- 
al Justice field. Living in Battle Creek, MI (1977) 
Children: Robert and Math lew 
ROBERT WILLIAM CORLESS - son of Carlton W. Corless 

b. Sept 1,1964 in Battle Creek 
MATHIEW CORLESS - son of Carlton W. Corless 
b. Nov 1966; d. in infancy 

DEANA BEATRICE CORLESS - dau of Judson Corless (Brad- 
ford, Phi lander, Jesse) 
b. Apr 24,1907, in Coldwater, MI 



PART I CH II 39 

m. Warren C. King, Aug 15,1929, son of Franklin and 
Orilla M. (Wright) King. (Orilla's mother was a Smith) 
b. Apr 29,1904, in Bristol, IN 
They live north of Coldwater on their farm (1977). 
Warren has farmed, hauled milk, driven a school bus 
and worked in a factory. 

Children : Warren ,JoAnne , Charleen , Donna, Rosalee , 

and Phyllis 
Warren "Dean" King - son of Deana Corless 
b. Oct 29,1920, in Cass Co, MI 

m. Esther Stauts, Nov 29,1958, dau of Frank and 
Esther Stauts. 

b. July 24,1928, in California 
Dean graduated from TriState College, Angola, IN, 
with a BSME Degree. They live in Houston, TX 

He heads Research and Development of Gray Tool 
Company (Drilling) ; is a High Priest in the Re-Organized 
Church of Latter Day Saints; plays the piano and organ. 
Children: 

Sandra King b. Apr 18,1960 

Sharon King b. Apr 24,1962 

Franklin King b. Aug 1,1964 

JoAnne Marie King - dau of Deana Corless (Judson, 

Brad ford, Phi lander, Jesse) 
b. Sept 22,1932, in Cass Co, MI 
m. Earl Hayward, Dec 27,1957, son of Allyster 
Hayward of Cheboygan, MI 

b. Feb 2,19 32, in Cheboygan, MI 
JoAnne attended Kansas City Art Institute, has a 
BA Degree from Eastern Michigan Univ, in Art Education. She 
also attended MSU. She teaches Nursery School (Day Care Cen- 
ter) presently. Has taught Art in Fenton and Alma, MI and has 
taught 1st grade. She does weaving, as well as still life 
painting in oil and watercolor. 

Earl is a graduate of Alma College and University 
of Michigan, with a Liberal Arts Degree; Majored in French and 
is a Professor and Head of French Department at Alma College. 
He loves refinishing old furniture, trunks primarily. 
They live in Alma, Michigan. 
Children: 

Allyson Hayward b. May 11,1959 

Christianne Hayward b. June 20,1960 

Robert Hayward b. Sept 27,19 70 

Thomas Hayward b. Sept 2 7,19 70 

Charleen Corless King - dau of Deana Corless (Judson, 

Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 

b. Mar 15,19 35 in Cass County, MI 
m. Bill Ayres, Aug 1,1964, son of N. Lloyd and 
Mary (Lumsford) Ayres, of Southern Indiana, 
b. June 25,19 35, in Kentucky 



40 PART I CH II 

Qiarleen received an Associate Degree in Arts at 
Graceland College, lA, has a BA Degree from Eastern Michigan 
Univ, and a Masters at MSU. Has taught English to handicapped 
children and is presently teaching English to Vietnamese 
children. Bill graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and 
has a Masters Degree from Univ. of New Mexico, teaches English 
in Albuquerque, N.M. High School; is a Priest in the RLDS 
Church. They live in Albuquerque ,NM. (19 76) 

Children: 

Amy Jo Ay res b. July 18,1967 

Jeffrey Warren Ayres b. July 31,1973 (adopted) 
Donna Jean King - dau of Deana Corless(Judson, Brad- 

ford,Philander, Jesse) 

b. Nov 20,1936, Cass Co, MI 

m. Carl Conley, Aug 21,19 70, son of Leon Conley. 
b. Aug 29,1954 in California 

Donna attended Graceland College, lA, and graduated 
at Central Michigan Univ, with a B.A. Degree in Music Educa- 
tion. Taught Elementary Vocal Music several years in the 
L'Anse Cruise School District, near Mt. Clemens, MI; has taught 
Junior High Science and Elementary School. 

Carl is a University Graduate; is an illustrator 
for Text Books . 

They live in Colton, California (1976) 

No children 
Rosalee Joline King - dau of Deana Corless (Judson, 

Bradford, Phi lander, Jesse) 

b. Feb 9,1939, Cass Co, MI 

m. John L. Minthom, Nov 25,19 36, son of Eber and 
Leona (Knapp) Minthome. 

b. Dec 31,1936, Columbia Falls, MT 

Rosalee has an Associate Degree from Graceland 
College, and a BA Degree in Music Education from Central Miss- 
ouri State, where she majored in Band and Vocal. She taught 
elementary music through the sixth grade, in Roseville,MI 

John graduated from Central Missouri with a Bach- 
elor of Music Degree, was a Band Instructor in the Warren 
Woods School District, played trumpet in the St. Clair Shores 
Symphony and played guitar in a three-piece Combo. He is an 
Elder in the RLDS Church and taught an adult Sunday School 
Class. He also does leather work - purses, belts , wallets, etc. 

They recently moved to Aurora, CO (19 79) 

Two adopted children: 

John David Minthom b. Apr 19 71 

Jared Benjamin Minthom b. Aug 11,19 75 

Marsha Eileen King - dau of Deana Corless (Judson, 

Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 

b. Mar 21,1943, Coldwater,MI 

m. Harlan McClellan, Nov 20,1963, son of Alfred 
McClellan. b. Dec 18,19 39, in Reading, MI 



PART I CH II 41 

Marsha attended Graceland College; has an Assoc- 
iate Degree in Arts. 

Harlan is a graduate of TriState College; is an 
Accountant. They live in Bloomington,IN. 
Children: 

Harlan Ray McClellan b. Oct 26,1964 

Laura McClellan b. Sept 4,1966 

Carolyn McClellan b. Mar 2,1968 

Audrey McClellan b. Oct 19,19 72 

Jolee McClellan b. Aug 4,1975 

Phyllis Annette King - dau of Deana Corless(Judson, 

Bradford, Phi lander, Jesse) 
b. Oct 29,1944, Coldwater,MI 

m. Neil Wilcox, June 17,1967, son of Lyle A. and 
Arlene Artless (Depue) Wilcox of Quincy,MI 
b. Apr 25,1945, Quincy,MI 
Phyllis has an Associate Arts Degree from Grace- 
land College at Lamoni,IA; graduated from Central Michigan 
University, in Elementary Education. She taught in East Lans- 
ing and Farmington,MI (Lower Elem.); teaches adult Art Classes 
and enjoys art and hand work. 

Neil attended MSU and is a Veterinary Doctor; has 
his own office in Marshall, MI, where they live (1977). 
Children: 

Ryan Neil Wilcox b. Nov 3,19 72 

Sara Shannon Wilcox b. Mar 30,19 76 

JUDSON LEGGETT CORLESS - son of Judson D. Corless, 
b. July 29,1909 (Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 

d. Nov 4,1972, bu in Coldwater,MI 

m. Nettie Viola Allen, June 21,19 31, dau of George 
and Hazel (Graves) Allen, of Battle Creek and Coldwater,MI . 
She lives in Coldwater (19 76) 

b. Aug 28,1909 
One son: Robert 
ROBERT DEAN CORLESS - son of Judson L. Corless 

(Judson, Bradford, Philander, Jesse) 

b. July 4,1932 

m. Leah Sampsel, Nov 1951, dau of Roy and Emma 
(Hawkins) Sampsell of Branch County; Divorced 

b. Jan 19,19 33 
m. 2nd Barbara Deranak, in 19 70 
Robert is the National Sales Manager (USA and 
Canada) for a Cleaning Supply Company. 

Living in Houston, TX (1977). 

Leah works for a Bank in Coldwater, where she lives. 
Children by Leah: Teresa, Katherine .Robert 
TERESA L. CORLESS - dau of Robert Corless 
b. Dec 9,1955 

m. Steven Fleming, May 30,19 76, son of Clifford 
and Thelma (Osbom) Fleming, of Branch Co. ,MI. 



42 PART I CH II 

KATHERINE L. CORLESS - dau of Robert Corless 

b. Nov 1,1960; Lives in Coldwater (1976) 
ROBERT SCOTT CORLESS - son of Robert Corless 
b. Feb 6,1963; Lives in Coldwater (1976) 
ABIGAIL C. CORLESS - dau of Philander Corless (Jesse) 
b. 1834 in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ontario 
d. Sept 10,1854 in Quincy Twp, bu in Quincy,MI 
m. James Redden, July 2 7,185 3 
b. 1830 in Detroit, MI 
d. 1885 in Coldwater, bu in Quincy 
Abigail was two years old at the time of the trip from 
Malahide to Branch County. She died the day her daughter Eva 
was bom. James took the baby to a Mrs. Corwin, a neighbor, to 
be nursed, as her baby had died a day or so earlier. James and 
Mrs. Corwin were married later, after Mr. Corwin died, 
m. 2nd Mrs. Harriet C. Corwin 

b. 1832; d. 1858, bu in Quincy, MI 
Children: Eva by Abigail; Jenny by Harriet 
Eva Redden - dau of Abigail Corless (Philander, Jesse) 
b. Sept 10,1854 

d. Feb 25/26, 1943, bu in Quincy 
Jenny E. Redden - dau of James Redden 
b. 1857; d. 1932, bu in Quincy 

The girls never married and in later years kept house 
for Bill Corwin, the brother of Mrs. Corwin 's first husband. 
After Jennie died, Eva went to live with Mrs. A.L.Lott, whose 
daughter Pamelia (Lott) Millar and Mae (Brinkman) Corless were 
roommates at MSC. Mae has a thimble which had been owned by 
Eva. 

LEONARD G. CORLESS - son of Philander Corless (Jesse) 
b. May 14,1836 in Malahide Twp, Ontario 
d. Apr 27,1909, bu in Quincy 

m. Lydia Ann Whiteman, Oct 18,1868, dau of Uriah and 
Fannie (Wilcox) Whiteman of Adams Twp, Seneca Co, OH, (sister of 
Kate, wife of Levi Corless), lived in Butler Twp before 
marriage . 

b. Oct 25,1849; d. Dec 19,19 32, bu in Quincy 
m. 2nd Edwin E. Knapp, May 31,1911, son of William A. 
and Betsy (Wiser) Knapp. 
b. ca 1852 
m. 3rd Benjamin Barber 
Leonard was seven months old when he arrived in Branch 
Co, with his parents. Parents can little understand the cour- 
age that his pioneering mother had in starting that long trip 
by wagon. A Newspaper Article of June 27,1877 said that 
"Leonard was living on the farm where his father located. He 
rambled about the west before marrying." 

Children: Edgar, Fanny Ade 11a, Phi lander and Etta 
EDGAR CORLESS - son of Leonard Corless (Philander, Jesse) 
b. June 7,1869; d. Nov 8,1891, bu in Quincy, MI 



I 



PART I CH II 43 

Not married 

Edgar died at the age of 22 of typhoid. He was a very 
promising young man of genial disposition and manly deport- 
ment, served in the Light Guard, was Drum Major of the Quincy 
Band, and had worked at the State School, at Coldwater for 
three years. 

PHILANDER "PHILO" CORLESS - son of Leonard Corless, 

(Philander, Jesse) 
b. Sept 21,1870, in Quincy Twp, Branch Co, MI 
d. Nov 15,1942, bu in Quincy 

m. Clara Belle Harmon, Apr 7,1903, dau of George and 
Cl?ra (Tufts) Harmon. 

b. May 22,1869 in Gorman, Ontario Co, NY 
d. Sept 13,1941, bu in Quincy 
Philo was in the Army in 1896, served in the Spanish 
American War; was in Cuba, the Philippines and at Fort Crook, 
NE, Company A, 22nd Infantry, US Regulars. 
No children 
FANNY ADELLA CORLESS - dau of Leonard Corless (Philander, 
b. July 28,1872, in Quincy Twp Jesse) 

d. Dec 6,19 38 in Kansas City,KS, bu in Memorial Cem. 
m. Benjamin "Benny" Brooks, Jan 18,1898, in Leon,IA, 
son of Henry B. and Phoebe (Corless) Brooks, 
b. Jan 6,1873, in Fayette Co,IA 

d. Aug 1945 in Marshall, MO, bu in Kansas City Memor- 
ial Park. 

Fanny met Ben while visiting relatives in Lamoni,IA. 
They were living in Independence, MO in 1909 and later in 
Kansas, KS. Ben was a farmer and later a stock man and traveled 
for the Kansas City Stock Yards. 

Children: Gladys , Phoebe and Leonard 
SEE Benjamin Brooks for Continuation 
ETTA ANN CORLESS - dau of Leonard Corless (Philander, 
b. Apr 27,1875 Jesse) 

d. 1941 in Quincy, bu in Quincy 

m. Fenton Burton "Fenn" Archer, Sept 14,1898, son of 
Asher and Mary (Jordan) Archer. 

b. Apr 13,1874 in Algansee Twp, Branch Co, MI 
d. Apr 25,19 33, Quincy, MI, bu in Quincy 
They were living in Algansee Twp in 1909 
One daughter: 
Marguerite Archer; b. Dec 16,1903 

m. Mr. Cummings; Lived in Muskegon, MI 

Three children 
SARAH JANE CORLESS - dau of Philander Corless (Jesse) 
b. Aug 2 7,1841 in Quincy Twp 

d. Feb 11,1926 in Lamoni,IA, bu in Rose Hill Cem, Lamoni 
m. Samuel V. Bailey, Mar 1,1868, in Branch Co, MI 
They moved to Lamoni, lA in 1876 to be near the Headquar- 
ters of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. Samuel 



A4 



PART I 



CH II 



had five children by two previous marriages that Sarah raised 
as her own. Earl D. Bailey, a son of the second marriage, said 
that Sarah Jane became his mother when he was ten years old 
and whatever he amounted to was because of her love and care. 
This item was received from Earl's daughter Helen Bailey Lan- 
caster, who also said that she loved her Grandmother Bailey 
very much. 

Children: of Sarah and Samuel 

Metta E. , Cara, Clara, Samuela and Vaughn 

SEE Samuel Bailey for Continuation 




Phoebe (Brooks) Corless 



Philander Corless 




Hiram Corless 



46 



Part I Ch III 
HIRAM and NANCY (BROOKS) CORLESS 



CO T3 



CO 



o 
u 



(/I 

fad 
o 

s 

PQ 



B 



c 

01 

-a 



x: 
o 

c 



XI 

c 



c 






03 




^ 




O 




O 


C 


M 


O 


PQ 


X 



■a 

c 
to 



01 

C T3 

(0 i-H 

S (0 

C/3 U 



W S Q 



1-1 


to rH 


1-H r-t 


QJ 


.-1 0) 


0) -H 


g 


<-i Xi 


N O 


rH 


<U 4-1 


to (U 


W 


CO w 


a u 


* 


* * 


* * 

* * 



to 

Tl 




1-1 




o 




c 


J-l 


> 


c 


01 


o 


Pi 


e 




OJ 


• 


^ 


IS 


fe 





•a 






)-i 






to 






x: 






e 






to 






CQ 






>, 




Oi 


X 




w 


42 


OJ c 


y 


•H 


•H J2 o 


■< 


iJ 


C to 4-1 


o 


E : 


C to ^1 >-■ 


g 


w 


■H > to 3 
S U CO CQ 





n 




to Q) 


O 


X rH 


to 


CO 4-1 Vj 


CO 


e (-1 CO 


tfl 


g CO j: 


M 


w S u 



w 

V3 

w 

1-1 





0) 

4-1 






4-> 






0) 






.H 


0) 




1-H 


C >> CO 
OJ W i-l 


• 


•H 


E 


O 


00 M CO 






3 CO rH 




sa 


W ffi tJ> 



0) 
(30 

M 
O 
0) 













>^ 






CO 






c<S 






^ 






•H 


w 




o 






6 (U Q) 


m 




o 






to <^ 00 -H 


w 


* 


M 


•H 


X) 


•1-) )-i iH C 


o 


e 


M 


> 


0) 


C >> O I-H X 


sc 




• 


0) 


)-l 


01 O 0) 01 O 


CL, 




W 


hJ 


fc 


pa oi o z i-D 





CO 






>. 


d 


B 


c 


o 


•H 


CO 


o 


c 


> 


Vi 


to 


CO 


o 


•H 


u 



Z hJ K O 



Part I 47 

CHAPTER III 



KIRAM CORLESS - son of Jesse Corless 
b. Mar 7,1803, in Madison Co. , New York 
d. Sept 11,1883, in Branch Co, bu in Quincy,MI 
m. Nancy Brooks, Dec 1825, in St Thomas, Ont (Anglican 
Church) dau of Nathan and Abigail (Ross) Brooks 
b. May 11,1807, in Argenteuil Co., Que. 
d. Mar 11,1863, bu in Quincy,MI 
m. 2nd. Nancy M. Reed, Aug 21,1864, in Monroe, Wayne Co,IA 
by Alex Follett, Esq. b. Oct 9,1822 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co. 
Ontario, d. before Jan 22,1874, bu in Quincy according to the 
Sexton, although there is no record in the Court House. 

Hiram may have been about six years old when the family 
moved from Madison Co., New York to Quebec, as his sister was 
born in Madison Co., in November 1804 and his brother David 
was born in Canada in January 1810. Nothing is known about his 
childhood but we must assume that at an early age he shared in 
the work required to run a farm and maintain a home for a 
large family in those rugged pioneer days. The death of his 
father, when Hiram was thirteen, was a bitter blow for the 
family and further increased his work-load. 

We believe that at about the age of seventeen, after his 
mother's second marriage, Hiram joined with his brother Phil- 
ander and walked several hundred miles to Elgin Co., Ontario, 
arriving there about 1820. Just why they went to Elgin County 
can only be surmised. We know that the Brooks families were 
in Argenteuil in 1810 and it appears logical that the Brooks 
and Corless families were acquainted. We also know that some 
of the Brooks were in Elgin County by 1819, probably in con- 
nection with Col. Talbot's efforts in attracting settlers to 
that area. It seems logical, therefore, that free land in a 
new area, where friends were establishing themselves, was suf- 
ficient enticement for two young men to strike out in that 
direction. 

The first definite date involving Hiram in Elgin Co., was 
Oct 19.1824, when he and Nancy Brooks witnessed the marriage 
of her cousin David Brooks and Charlotte Chase. The wedding 
took place in the newly completed St Thomas Anglican Church 
and was performed by the Rev. Alexander Mackintosh, a mission- 
ary deacon and village schoolmaster who served the Church 
from 1824 - 1829. The Church was one of the earliest Churches 
in the Talbot Settlement, and was used continuously until 
completion of the Trinity Church in 1877. The building has 
been preserved and is considered to be one of the provinces 
finest examples of Early English Gothic Revival Architecture. 
The records are preserved in the Trinity Church. 

Hiram and Nancy's marriage also took place in the new church 



48 Part I Ch III 

and was by Banns* rather than by license; it was witnessed by 
Hiram's younger brother David. Nancy signed with an "x" which 
seemed a little surprising until we learned that the first 
school house in Springfield was established in 1837, about 
eleven years after her marriage. Their first four children 
were born in Malahide, with the fourth one, Mary Jane being 
born March 7,1836. 

Nancy and her sister Phoebe were baptized by Peter Dustin,a 
missionary of the Mormon Church, which had been organized in 
1830. The two apparently soon decided that they wanted to live 
near the headquarters of the Church. Hiram and Philander fin- 
ally conceded. See Philander' s Story for more details. 

We have a copy ofthe "Power of Attorney" which Hiram signed 
on Sept 1,1836, for the purpose of selling 100 acres of land 
to Ransom Dexter as soon as the Patent was received from the 
Crown. Hiram indicated that he, as a settler, was located in 
Malahide Twp, London District and Province of Upper Canada by 
the Hon. Col. Talbot. The 100 acres was lot number sixteen in 
the North Gore commonly called the Ninth Concession of Mala- 
hide. The patent was dated Nov 24,1837. 

Soon after the above indicated signing, they completed their 
packing and started on their way, a courageous adventure, start- 
ing in the fall by wagons drawn by oxen, with four children 
the youngest of which was six months old. Roads were poor 
with little maintenance. 

They wintered in Branch County, and in 1837 Hiram bought 
land on the western side of Quincy Township, part of Sections 
17,18,19,20 and 21. Branch County statistics in 1837 credit 
him with 680 acres, three cows, one horse and four oxen. A 
magnificent start for a farmer in a new area. 

Five more children were born, with the youngest , Hiram, Jr. 
in 1855. Hiram worked hard and prospered. From bits and pieces 
we feel that he was a strong character, completely dependable 
and could win in adversity. He helped each of his sons fin- 
ancially in obtaining their farms, and gave money to his dau- 
ghters. Their oldest daughter married and remained in Branch 
County, while the younger two married Brooks and went to live 
in Iowa. 

Hiram's second wife, Nancy Reed is believed to have been a 
Brooks or a Harris, bom in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario. 
When they were married she was a widow of Mr. Reed (with a 
daughter Anne Reed, who was born Sept 9,1859 in Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa). Nancy's first husband was a Mr. Hamilton who was still 
alive in 1874, and by whom she had two children, Esmerilda 
Hamilton Blain of White Rock, Republic Co.,KS and William R. 
Hamilton, who had been with his mother in Michigan; at the 



* Marriage by Banns meant that the intent to marry was an- 
nounced in the Church on three Sundays before the ceremony. 



Part I Ch III 49 

time of her death, he was riding the range in Nebraska. This 
information was on file in the Probate office in Coldwater,ML 
Nancy Reed Corless' daughter Anne or Anna married Fred W.Fish 
on Dec 31,1876. Fred had a sister Ida Viola Fish who married 
a grandson of Hiram Corless. The Fish family were prominent 
in Cleveland, Ohio around the turn of the Century. One of 
Anne's grandaughters, Helen Coffman, was a roommate of Mae 
Corless at MSC in 1925 before Mae and Lee met. 

After grandson Hiram was bom, it became necessary to dis- 
tinguish which Hiram, the family might be talking about ;Hir- 
am, Sr was called "Hi on the hill", because of his home on a 
hill; Junior was called "Big Hi", and the grandson was called 
"Little Hi". 

In his later years, at least, Hiram frequently loaned money 
to relatives and friends on notes and mortgages. Sometime af- 
ter his second wife died, he offered his farm to any of his 
sons who would take over the homestead, run the farm and care 
for him, thus allowing him to spend his last years on the 
farm he loved so much. However, each of the sons were already 
established on farms of their own, which they did not wish to 
leave. He then offered the place to one of his sister Laura's 
younger sons, Edward Whaley, who moved in and cared for him 
until his death in 1883. 

An article published in a Coldwater Newspaper in 1879 reads 
as follows, "One of the land-marks of time fast approaching 
his final dissolution is Hiram Corless, age 76 years and born 
in New York. Left as an orphan at the age of 13, he was obli- 
ged to look to himself for his subsistence, and the battle of 
life has resulted in a signal victory for him. He represents 
quite thoroughly the idea that honesty and hard work must of 
necessity win. Raised in Canada from extreme youth, he in 
1836 came to Michigan and settled on the farm where he now 
lives. Although he bought the farm second-hand it was entire- 
ly new, and he has cleared it from the stump. Commencing at 
the time that he did, he encountered all of the hardships of 
pioneer life and labored assiduously to make a success of 
life. Hunting was resorted to as a means to accomplish an end. 
He killed a great many deer and dressed the hides, and manu- 
factured gloves, mittens, overalls or anything of them by 
which he could turn an honest penny. He killed one large bear 
after he came to Quincy Twp. He has lost two wives, the first 
of whom died 15 years ago. She was the mother of twelve chil- 
dren, nine of whom are now living". 

An Article in a Coldwater Newspaper, dated Sept 15,1883, 
said that "Hiram's funeral was held at the District 15,School 
house, and Elder John Lake of London, Ontario, officiated. He 
was quite wealthy." 

The records for the Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy, Michigan 
show that Hiram owned a lot. There is only one stone there 
and that is for his first wife Nancy Brooks Corless. The Sex- 



50 Part I Ch III 

ton, a long time resident of Quincy, stated that he is sure 
that there are three burials on the lot. We know from existing 
records, that Hiram's son,Micager, made the coffin for his 
step-mother, and obviously believe that Hiram and his second 
wife are buried there. 

Children : George , Jesse , Warren , Mary , Sarah , Levi , Phoebe , Micagei; 
Hiram, Jr. , and two others died in infancy, no dates 
available, and a foster daughter Nancy. 
GEORGE BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 
b. Dec 4,1826 in Malahide Twp, Elgin County , Ontario 
d. Mar 26,1907, bu in Quincy 

m. Phoebe A. Curtis, May 18,1851, dau of Silas Curtis 
b. July 3, 1871,Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY 
d. Feb 11.1909, bu in Quincy 
George was nearly ten years old at the time of the migration 
from Malahide to Branch County, and undoubtedly performed his 
share of the work during the trip, mainly keeping track of his 
younger brother Jesse and sharing with his cousin David the 
task of keeping the cows in sight. He was of medium height 
with brown eyes and rather crinkly auburnhair.Hewas baptized 
into the RDLS Church on May 29,1884. He was said to be quiet 
and unassuming, respected by the neighbors and revered by his 
children. 

Phoebe was often referred to as George's Phoebe to distin- 
guish her from Philander 's Phoebe. She came to Michigan with 
her parents when she was about six years old. She was baptized 
May 18,1851 in the RLDS Church. Her sister married Oliver J. 
Bailey, a brother of Samuel V. Bailey. 

Children: Nancy, Lovina, Hiram, Orson( 186 1-1862) and 

another who died in infancy. 
NANCY JANE CORLESS - dau of George B. Corless 
b. June 22,1853 in Quincy Twp 

d. Nov 26,1923, at her son Don's home near Albion, bu 
Quincy. m. George Washington Dexter, Mar 26,1873, son of 
George and Mary Ann(Whaley) Dexter, grandson of Laura (Corless) 
Whaley, Hiram's oldest sister; and a grandson of Ransom Dexter, 
b. Aug 23,1852, in Elgin County , Ontario 
d. Jan 28,1928, bu in Coldwater 
Nancy was baptized by Samuel V. Bailey at the RLDS Church. 
The following poem appeared in the local Newspaper soon after 
Nancy's death; 

In memory of Mrs Dexter and in sympathy 
to her children - by a friend of the family, 

Mother Dear, your trials are over. 

And your soul has winged it's way; 

To the city of the faithful. 

And of everlasting day. 

Mother Dear, we mourn your passing. 



Part I Ch III 51 

But we cannot wish you back; 
To share the trial of earthly mortals, 
Who for heart-aches never lack. 
Mother Dear, you were so faithful, 
To your duty here below; 
God in heaven will reward you 
This we surely feel, and know. 
Mother Dear, we hope to meet you. 
When this life on earth is done: 
And in Heaven hope to greet you. 
At the setting of life's sun. 
Children : William, Harry , Carrie , Laura , Georgia, Donald , 

Jesse, David and Frank. 
SEE George W. Dexter for continuation 
LOVINA ADELIA CORLESS - dau of George Corless 

b. Dec 15, 1854,Quincy Twp (Hiram, Jesse) 

d. Sept 7,1916, bu in Quincy 

m. Charles Willard, Jan 11,1882, son of Grindle and 
Alice (Crowle)Willard. 

b. Sept 6,1849, in Monroe vi lie, NY 
d. May 1,1925, in Port Huron, MI 
Lovina was baptized by Samuel V. Bailey 
Children: Carrie Belle, Grace and Frank 
Carrie"Belle"Willard - dau of Lovina Corless (George 
b. Jan 17,1883 in Quincy Twp (Hiram, Jesse) 

d. Sept 21,1916 in Quincy Twp 
Not married 
Carrie was a member of the RLDS Church, she suffered from 
poor health from the age of twelve years. 

Grace Willard - dau of Lovina Corless (George, Hiram, 
b. Mar 25,1884; d. Jesse) 

m. Charles Farmer, a clothing Store owner in Port 
Huron, MI 

Children: Max and Frances, both are deceased 
Frank Willard, bom in 1885, died in infancy 
HIRAM J. CORLESS - son of George Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Jan 15,185 7, in Quincy Twp 
d. Mar 27,1934, Coldwater, bu in Quincy 
m. Ida Viola Fish, Aug 11,1884, dau of Levi and 
Elizabeth (Sawtill) Fish, who came to Michigan when she was 6 
months of age 

b. July 1,186 7 in Cleveland, OH 
d. April 28,1937, bu in Quincy 
Hiram became a member of the RLDS Church on Sept 30, 1866. He 
farmed and after retirement lived in Coldwater. He was known 
as "Little Hi" to identify him from his Uncle and his grand- 
father. 

They were living in Dorrance Twp, Branch County, in 1909 

Children: Erwin and Elvin, . .. .., . , ,... .- f, , 

.,.....„. -OGiGALUtPAtiiivldM I 

0146330 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF 

LATTER-DAY SAINTS 



j.-«~r.^# 



'i2 Part I Ch III 

ERWIN G. CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (George, Hir- 
b. Nov. 4, 1884, in Quincy Twp am, Jesse) 

d. Sept 10,1910, bu in Quincy 

m. Lulu Myrtle Long, Feb 7,1906, dau of William and 
Naomi (Decker) Long. They were married in the home of the Gr- 
ooms parents, five miles S.E. of Coldwater 

b. Aug 3, 1885, in western Ohio; 
d. 1944, bu in Quincy 

Lulu m. 2nd Oliver J. Bailey, Jr. , Aug 11, 1914. He 
was a nephew of Samuel V. Bailey, his mother was a sister of 
Phoebe (Curtiss) Corless. Oliver worked for the Railroads in 
Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Missoula, MT. They were divorced in 
1934, and Lulu returned to Coldwater. 

Lulu m. 3rd, Walter Luce in 19 35 
Children: Mina and Erwin Jr. 

MINA GRACE CORLESS - dau of Erwin Corless (Hiram, 

George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Jan 16,1909, in Coldwater 

m. Homer N. Hansen, May 20,1926, son of Nels D. 
and Ophelia Hansen. 

b. Dec. 20, 1903, in Missoula, MT; 
d. ca 1962, Butte, MT 
Divorced 

m. 2nd Martin Buckley, in 1947 
b. 1906, in Seattle, WA; 
d. April 1955, bu in Coldwater 
Mina Living in Coldwater (19 76) 
Children: Do rothy, Barbara, Joan, Madelyn and Nels 
Dorothy Olive Hansen - dau of Mina Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept. 1,1928, in Seattle, WA 

m. William James Buckley, Feb. 20,1947, Auburn, IN 
son of Martin Buckley 

b. Feb. 20, 1929, in Steuben County, IN 
Living south of Coldwater, (1976) 
Children: Steven, Gerald, Dale, James, Virginia and 

Douglas 
Steven Forest Buckley 
Gerald Allen Buckley 
Dale Elaine Buckley 
James C. Buckley 
Virginia K. Buckley 
Douglas Buckley 
Barbara Lou Hansen - dau of Mina Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 25,1930, in Holden,M0 
m. Charles Hutchins, Nov 1947, Divorced 
m. 2nd George Randolph ca 196 7 
Living in Sonoma, CA (19 75) 



b. 


Dec. 24, 1947 


b. 


Aug 25,1949 


b. 


Mar 30,1951 


b. 


Aug 3,19 32 


b. 


Sept. 2, 1957 


b. 


April 14,196 3 



Part I Ch III 



53 



Children: Kenneth and Sheri as follows: 
Kenneth Donald Hutchins 
b. June 1948 

Living in Glen Ellen, CA (19 75) 
Sheri Loraine Hutchins 
b. July 20,1949 
m. Richard Erps, Divorced 
m. 2nd 
Joan Adele Hansen - dau of Mina Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Jan 9,1953, in Butte, MT 
m. James Briner, in 1960 

b. In Hillsdale, MI 
Living in Petaluma,CA (19 76) 
One dau: Jo Adele Briner b. 1961 
Madelyn Gale Hansen - dau of Mina Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b, Nov 16, 1934, in Butte, MT 
m. Blaine M. Snyder, in 1950 
m. 2nd Robert Crowley, in 1953 
m. 3rd Charles Beltz 
Living near Grand Rapids, MI (19 76) 
Children as follows: 
Penny Sue Snyder 
Blaine Michael Snyder, Jr. 
Robert Ambrose Crowley 
Nancy Jean Crowley 
Patricia Lynn Crowley 
Tina Gil Crowley 
Rebecca Ann Crowley 
Kelly Todd Crowley 
Nels David Hansen - son of Mina Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George , Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Jan 21,1937 

m. Mrs. Elinor Yankee, in 1965 
Living in Mongo,IN (19 76) 
Children as follows: 
Gregory (son of Elinor by first Marriage) 

b. April 24,196 3 
Vaughn b. ca 1966 
Jean b. ca 196 8 
ERWIN G. CORLESS, Jr. - son of Erwin Corless (Hiram, 

George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. April 6,1911, in Coldwater, MI 
m. Gladys Nutt,Jan 3,19 33, dau of Charles 0. and 
Olive (Park) Nutt 

b. May 13, 1911 

divorced ca 1943, she married Richard Pansier 

Living in Coldwater, (19 76) 



54 Part I Ch III 

m. 2nd Virginia Bradford, in Bryan, OH - dau of 
Erwin and Ida (Miller) Bradford. 

b. April 16,1924 in Columbia, GA 
Living in Meridan,CA (19 77) 

Children; by Gladys - Erwin, Harold and Vernon 
by Virginia - Wayne, George and Tina 

(adopted) 
ERWIN J. CORLESS - son of Erwin Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. July 17,1933 

m. Jane C. Smith, May 31, 1952, in Coldwater,dau 
of Clarence C. and Bess M. (Johnson) Smith 

b. Mar 18,1932, in Coldwater 
Erwin graduated at Michigan State University with a B.S. 
Degree, specializing in lumber. He served two years in the 
U.S. Navy SeaBees, and is the Assistant Manager of a retail 
Lumber Firm. He is an Elder in the RLDS Church. Lives in 
Rochester, MI (19 76) 

Children: Jeffery, Kevin. Shawn. Rebecca, Gerald 
JEFFERY BRAY CORLESS 

b. Oct 12,1953, in Memphis Naval Air 
Station Hospital. Attending Michigan State University, Spec- 
ializing in Social Service Field, with a Major in History. 
KEVIN DEAN CORLESS 

b. Mar 19,1957, in Coldwater 
SHAWN TERRENCE CORLESS 

b. April 28,1960, in Lansing, MI 
REBECCA JANE "Betsey"CORLESS 
b. Aug, 8, 1962, in Coldwater 
GERALD VERN CORLESS 
b. June 19,1966, in Pontiac,MI 
HAROLD DEAN CORLESS - son of Erwin G. Corless, 
(Erwin,Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Mar 11, 1935, Coldwater, MI 
m. Dawn Denise Bartlett, June 2 3,1962 in Mid- 
land, MI, dau of Chester R. and Carrie Hannah (Harder) Bart- 
lett, of Midland, MI 

b. May 26,1939 in Midland, MI 
Harold was active in High School Athletics, winning seven 
Varsity letters, served in the Navy as an Electronics Tech- 
nician, graduated at Michigan State University with a B.A. 
Degree, and works for the State Department of Social Services 
as a Trainer for the Bureau of Management Staff Development. 
He is an Ordained Minister of the RLDS Church and is Presi- 
dent of the Alpena, Michigan Branch where they live. 

Dawn graduated at MSU with a B.S. Degree in Child and Fam- 
ily Sciences and taught in the elementary school in Okemos, 
Michigan before marriage. 

Children: Thad and Brent 



Part 1 Ch III 55 

THAD MICHAEL CORLESS 

b. June 11, 1963 in Lansing, MI 
BRENT DEVON CORLESS 

b. Mar 2, 1967 in Lansing, MI 

Both boys are active in sports 
VERNON LEE CORLESS - son of Erwin G. Cor less 

(Erwin, Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 18,1936, in Coldwater,Mi 
m. Noreitta Mary Welch, April 6, 195 7, in 
Coldwater, dau of Forrest L. and Ruble D. (Norton) Welch, 
b. Dec. 28,1937, in Coldwater, Mi 
Vernon graduated at Western Michigan University, with a 
B.S. Degree in 19 71. He served in the U.S. Navy for two ye art; ^ 
is a Social Service Worker for the State of Arizona, and is 
an Elder in the RLDS Church. 

Noreitta graduated at the Riggs Beauty Academy and is a 
Secretary for a Doctor's Service. Living in Glendale,AZ (1976) 
Children: Scott, Todd, John and Leeandra 
SCOTT ANTHONY CORLESS 

b. April 27,1958, in Coldwater 
Scott is an outstanding athlete with many trophies and med- 
als. He will receive a Sports Scholarship to a College of his 
choice upon graduation from High School in June 19 77. 
TODD LEE CORLESS 

b. Jan 29,1960, in Coldwater 
Todd is an excellent High School athlete with many awards. 
JOHN RIELY CORLESS 

b. Jan. 31,1962 in Coldwater 
John is a good artist with drawings published in the Glen- 
dale News Herald. 

LEEANDRA DAWN CORLESS 

b. Jan 26,1973 in Phoenix, AZ 
WAYNE CORLESS - son of Erwin G. Corless (Erwin, 

Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Dec. 20,1944, in Coldwater 
GEORGE EDWARD CORLESS - son of Erwin G. Corless 
(Erwin, Hiram, George, Hiram, Jesse) 

b. Jan 1946, in Battle Creek, MI 
Tina Marie Brown - adopted by Erwin G. Corless at 
age of 6 months, b. in San Francisco, CA 
ELVIN CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (George, Hi ram, 
b. Feb 19,1892, in Quincy Twp Jesse) 

d. Oct 16,1953, in Branch County 
not married 
Elvin was a deaf-mute, in the days when special training 
was not available, as it is today, for those so handicapped. 
I remember him, as being a friendly man, always with a^^smile 
and cheerful greeting. He became a "Jack-of-all trades" and 
was a caretaker for the RLDS Church, for years. 



56 Part I Ch III 

JESSE CORLESS - son of Hiram (Jesse) 

b. Mar 26,1830, in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ont. 
d, Aug. 30,1910, bu in Quincy 

m, Harriet A. Gillett, Dec 25,1865, dau of Solomon and 
Jane (Diamond) Gillett 

b, Feb 11,1843, in Coldwater 
d. Nov 5,1912, bu in Quincy 
Jesse was six years old when the family went to Branch Co 
from Malahide Twp. He purchased farm land in southwest Quincy 
Twp in 1855 which was completely covered with trees except 
for a few bee trees which had been cut. He did all the work 
in turning it into a nice farm (according to a Newspaper 
article) and he prospered. He was a Mason. 

Children: Eugene, Twins Harry and Clara, and George 
EUGENE D. CORLESS - son of Jesse (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 25,186 7 in Quincy Twp 
d. April 10,1891, bu in Quincy 
m. Sarah E. Smith, Sept 10,1887 of Freemont,IN 

b. ca 1856, in Indiana; d. 
No children 
HARRY J. CORLESS - son of Jesse (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. April 26,1871 in Quincy Twp 
d. Feb 16,1951, bu in Quincy 

m. Jessie Locke, April 6,1895, dau of Andrew and 
Mary Ann (Craft) Locke. 

b. Dec. 9, 1871, in Quincy Twp 
d. Nov 10,1953, bu in Quincy 
No children 
CLARA C. CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. April 26,1871, in Quincy Twp; d. 1956 in Florida 
m. Reverdy Coffman, Oct 8,1891, son of Lancaster and 
Marietta (Gordon or Horton) Coffman 

b. Feb 18,1868 in Ovid Twp; 
d. April 1,1901 in Quincy 
Reverdy was a brother of Guvarie Coffman 

m. 2nd George Parkinson, Oct 8,1903, son of 
Charles and Mary (Perkins) Parkinson 

b. Dec. 10,1868/70, d. 1944, bu in Quincy 
Children: Joyce and Jessie 

Joyce Coffman - dau of Clara Corless (Jesse, Hiram, 
b. July 29,1892, in Quincy MI Jesse) 

m. Irving Wilfore 
Lived in St .Petersburg, FL 
Children: 
Jessie Coffman - dau of Clara Corless (Jesse, Hiram, 
b. Oct. 18,1895 
m. James St Clair 

Living in St Petersburg, FL (1974) 
Children: 



Part I Ch III 57 

GEORGE L. CORLESS - son of Jesse (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. June 6,1874, in Quincy MI 
d. April 4,19 33, in Quincy, bu in Quincy 
m. Florence E. Baker, April 28,1901, dau of Thomas 
and Ella (Fowler) Baker. 

b. Feb 2,1881, in Quincy Twp 
d. May 2,1908, in Quincy Twp, bu in Quincy 
m. 2nd Lola Jones, Sept. 25, 1909 of Elyria,OH 
b. 1871, d. 1940, bu in Quincy 
George enlisted in the U.S. Army in Detroit, July 16,1896, 
served in the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippines. 
He was an artificer in the 22nd Infantry. Discharged July 15, 
1899. He was a Charter member of the lOOF. 
One dau, Harriet 

HARRIET DALE CORLESS - dau of George Cor less, (Jesse, 
b. Mar 16,1902, in Quincy Hiram, Jesse) 

d. June 29,1977, Bradenton,FL, bu there 
m. Leslie Joseph, Aug 19,1925, son of Charles and 
Mary (Golden) Joseph of Quincy. 
b. Dec 10,1895 
Divorced in 19 36 
m. 2nd John Narrance, in 1929, from Washington 
b. d. 1938 in Florida State 

Harriet and John lived in Washington for 26 years, moved to 
FL in 1968. 

No children 
WARREN CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 

b. July 11,1832 in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ont 
d. Feb 2,1879 bu in Coldwater,MI 

m. Phoebe Bartholomew, Jan 4,1855, dau of Isaac and 
Betsy (Baldwin) Bartholomew 

b. July 13,1837, in Jackson County, MI 
d. July 19, 1885, bu in Coldwater,MI 
Warren was four years old when the family moved to Branch 
County, and so probably did not remember much of the trip; 
he farmed in Branch County as did his brothers. A Newspaper 
Article of Feb 4,1879 said that Warren was a well-to-do 
farmer of Ovid Twp, an honorable and upright man and useful 
Citizen. He was a respected member of Summit Grange. 

A very interesting book on the Bartholomew family was pub- 
lished in 1885 by George Wells Bartholomew, Jr. , a relative 
of Phoebe. It started with John Bartholomew, born about 1505 
in Oxfordshire, England. Phoebe's parents, Isaac and Betsy 
moved from Erie County, New York to Jackson, Michigan in 1835 
and in 1845 the call of the west took them to Salt Lake, 
Utah. Betsy died out west on Dec 14,1846, leaving Isaac with 
six children, ages 3 to 13. They returned to Michigan; Isaac 
remarried and eventually settled in Branch County. The trip 
west via wagon train with all of its hardships, including 



58 Part I Ch III 

Indian perils, and the loss of her mother was an experience 
indeed for Phoebe. 

Children: Isaac, Emma, Martha and Charles 
ISAAC E. CORLESS - son of Warren Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 26,1856 in Ovid Twp 
d. May 9,1922, bu in Coldwater 

m. Lucy B. Follett, Mar 4,1885, dau of Reuben and 
Julia E. (Kelly) Follett, Lucy's sister Birdie married Isaac's 
brother Charles. They came first to Branch County in 1864, 
Lucy lived in Algansee at the time of her marriage, 
b. June 3,185 7, in Dover, Ohio 
d. May 31,1924, bu in Coldwater 
A newspaper account of their wedding said that they were 
married in St James Hotel (Coldwater) and that an elegant wed- 
ding dinner was served. Isaac's farm of 200 acres was aproxi- 
mately six miles southeast of Coldwater on what is known as 
Corless Road. He ran a good farm, was Master of the Coldwater 
Grange for a number of years, arid held a similar office in the 
Branch County Pomona Grange for four years, was a member of 
the Masonic Orders through the Commandary. He was a Democra- 
tic Candidate for State Senator at one time. 

Lucy was a member of the Coldwater Order of the Eastern 
Star, and belonged to the Grange for forty years. She joined 
the Coldwater Grange in 1884 and was a Lecturer for ten years. 
She also was Lecturer of the County Grange for ten years. She 
organized the County Drill Team, was State Flora for two years 
and in 1914 was elected to the offfice of Ceres and held that 
office until her death. For those not familiar with the Grange 
it suffices to say that it was an association of the more 
progressive farmers to promote the interests of farming. 
Children: Alta, Warren, Ella. 
ALTA B. CORLESS - dau of Isaac Corless (Warren, 

b. Apr 4,1888; Hiram, Jesse) 

d. May 25,1909, bu in Coldwater 
Alta was a promising vocalist, was in Detroit studying music 
when she became ill, with peritonitis. 

WARREN REUBEN CORLESS - son of Isaac Corless (Warren, 
b. Dec 13,1890 Hiram, Jesse) 

d. Mar 1952, bu in Coldwater 

m. Mildred Skinner, Jan 8,1919 - dau of Augustus J. 
and Nellie (Marshall) Skinner 

b. June 23,1899 in Coldwater 
m. 2nd Wesley Walter of Clarkston,MI 
They live in Clarkston (19 77) 
Warren graduated from Michigan State University (MAC at the 
time), after which he farmed for a number of years, and then 
they moved to Coldwater, where he worked for Mashon-Dorsey 
Monument Company. 

An article about Mildred, along with a picture, appeared in 



Part I Ch III 59 

the Coldwater Newspaper ca 1950 as follows: "After sitting 
back and proudly watching her sons gain the local spotlight 
with their athletic prowess in recent years, Mrs Warren Cor- 
less, of South Clay Street today found herself as Coldwater 's 
Clerk of the week". She has been enployed by the Penney Com- 
pany for eight years. She is the mother of six children, Max 
and Rex known to all sports fans in this area. Mrs Dean Mur- 
phy, Mrs Edward Szafranski, and Robert, all of Coldwater and 
Richard Corless of Laverne, Oklahoma. " 

Children: Richard, Robert, Max, twins Joyce and Jean- 

ette and rex 
RICHARD WARREN CORLESS - son of Warren Corless 

(Isaac, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. July 22,1920, in Ovid Twp 

m. Betty Jane Alexander, April 7,1947, dau of Wayne 
G. and Arlene (Ives) Alexander from Illinois 
b. Jan 12,1921, in Fowler, KS 
Richard drives heavy trucks for an oil company, Betty atten- 
ded College in Wichita,KS. They live in Oklahoma CityPK(19 76) 
Children: Elizabeth, Sarah, Wayne and Jon 
ELIZABETH ANN CORLESS - dau of Richard Corless 
b. April 20,1948, in Woodward, OK 
m. Dewey Hopkins, Dec 25,196 8 in Oklahoma City, 
son of Luther and Lucille Hopkins, of Choctaw, OK 

Elizabeth was bom without hearing. She attended a special 
school, a Business College and is a brilliant person. She is 
an IBM operator. They live in Choctaw, OK (19 76) 

Children :p^^^^ Ann Hopkins b. Mar 28,1970 
Debra Ailene Hopkins b. Sept 21,1973 
SARAH JANE CORLESS - dau of Richard Corless 
b. Nov 8,1949, Woodward, OK 

m. William Earl "Andy" Anderson, Jr. Nov 1971, 
son of William E. Anderson of Cushing,OK 
Children: 

Amy Michelle Anderson b. July 16,19 72 
Christopher Michael Anderson b. Sept 29,19 74 
both b. in Oklahoma City 
WAYNE WARREN CORLESS - son of Richard Corless 

b. Feb 13,1957 in Oklahoma City 
JON ALEXANDER CORLESS - son of Richard Corless 
b. Feb 20,196 3, in Oklahoma City 
ROBERT JAMES CORLESS - son of Warren Corless (Isaac, 
b. April 19,1923 Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 

m. Virginia M. Watson, Mar 12,1949 in Angola, IN, 
dau of Donnie and Caroline Watson 

b. Nov 9,1929 in Sherwood, MI 
Robert is an engineer with the Michigan Gas Utilities, in 
Coldwater, where they live (1976). They anticipate building a 
retirement home at Holly Hills, LaGrange,GA. Virginia is in- 



60 Part I Ch III 

terested in crafts. 

Children; James, Donnie, Gerald, Charles 
JAMES BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Robert J. Corless 
(Warren, Isaac, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 25,1953 in Coldwater 

m. Cheryl Lynn Youngquist, June 7,19 75, dau of 
David Jack and Joanne Elaine (Johnson) Youngquist of Rockford, 
Illinois. b. Aug 15,1956, in Coldwater 

James is a Theatrical Technician and Cheryl is Office Mana- 
ger for a Dentist. They live in Royal Oak, MI (19 77) 

DONNIE WARREN CORLESS - son of Robert J. Corless 
(Warren, Isaac, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. April 30,1956 in Coldwater 
Donnie works in theater lighting and is a musician 

GERALD WATSON CORLESS - son of Robert J. Corless 
(Warren, Isaac, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Nov 20,1958 in Coldwater 
He is also interested in theater 

CHARLES WOLFGANG CORLESS - son of Robert J. Cor- 
less (Warren, Isaac, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. April 7,1962 
MAX WILLARD CORLESS - son of Warren Corless (Isaac, 

Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 7,1927 in Coldwater 

m. Carol Ruby Schlatter, Jan 23,1947, dau of 
Charles and Daisy Schlatter of Coldwater 

b. Mar 5,1928 in Allen County, IN 
Max is a Ford Farm Equipment Representative, moved from 
Birmingham, Michigan to Kalamazoo, MI in May 1975 
Children: Toni, Sue and Tina 

TONI LYNN CORLESS - dau of Max Corless (Warren, 

Isaac, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. July 17,1952, in Coldwater 

m. Robert Ivan Mease, Dec 11,19 76 in Oxford, MI, 
son of Robert Ivan and Helen Mease 

Toni graduated from the Henry Ford Hospital School of Nurs- 
ing, and is a Registered Nurse. 

SUE ANN CORLESS - dau of Max Corless (Warren, Is- 
aac, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. April 3,1956, in Coldwater 
Sue studied Medical Technology at University of Michigan. 
TINA DIANE CORLESS - dau of Max Corless (Warren, 

Isaac, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Nov 14,1961, in Battle Creek, MI 
JOYCE ELANE CORLESS - dau of Warren Corless 
b. Dec 22,1928 in Coldwater 

m. Edward Szafranski, Jan 7,1950 in Coldwater, son 
of Joseph and Jeannie (Barnowski) Szafranski of Coldwater 
Edward works for the Kroger Company, Living on a farm near 



Part I Ch III 61 

Coldwater (19 76) 

Children: Stanley and Timothy 

Stanley Szafranski - son of Joyce Corless 

b. Oct 31,1951, in Coldwater 
Timothy Szafranski - son of Joyce Corless 
b. July 11,1958 
JEANETTE ANN CORLESS - dau of Warren Corless (Isaac, 

Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Dec 22,1928, twin sister of Joyce 
m. Dean Ellis Murphy, June 19,1949, son of William 
Frank and Ruth Mae (Bixler) Murphy of Indiana 
b. Mar 27,1929 in Elkhart, IN 
They farmed in Southwestern Branch County until May 1955, 
when they moved to Florida because their son David had a 
severe asthma problem and salt air was recommended. The move 
was fortunate in that David's health improved. Jeanette en- 
joys bowling and was a Florida Champion for several years. 
She and Dean are much interested in youth activities; Dean 
took a major part in the building of the Little Yankee Stad- 
ium for the Little League Baseball. He has worked for twenty 
years with the Florida Light and Power Company, is a Mason, 
and enjoys hunting and fishing. Living in St Augustine, Flor- 
ida (1977).^, ... ^ ., . T^ • 1 
Children: David and Daniel 

David Dean Murphy - son of Jeanette Corless (War- 
ren, Isaac, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. May 30,1951, in Coldwater 

m. Angela Little, April 1,19 75 in Berlin, Germ- 
any, dau of Dudley and Marjorie (Maras) Little, and grandau- 
ghter of Wee Tiny Little, a piano player with Lawrence Welk 
b. Oct 24,1955, in Lynwood, CA 
David and Angela met while both were attending a Government 
Language School, studying the Russian Language. They are both 
Sergeants in an Air Force Unit in Berlin. (19 77) 
dau Tara Colleen Murphy 

b. April 10,19 77, in West Berlin, Germany 
Daniel M. Murphy - son of Jeanette Corless (War- 
ren , Isaac , Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Mar 31,1954, in Coldwater 

m. Deborah Lynn "Debbie" German, Aug 4,19 73, in 
Steuben County, IN, dau of Murl Benjamin and Ina Lucille (Call- 
ander) German of the Angola, IN area 

b. Feb 24,1953 in Angola 
Daniel was a star football player in High School, was very 
definite that as soon as High School was over, he wanted to 
be a farmer and took over his parent's farm near Indiana State 
line. He and Debbie met while both were working in Angola. He 
loves the outdoor life; they are both active in their Mission- 
ary Church and with youth groups. 

Living southwest of Coldwater 



62 Part I Ch III 

Children; One son Joshua Murl "Josh" Murphy 

b. Feb 14,19 76, in Coldwater 

REX EUGENE CORLESS - son of Warren Corless (Isaac, 

u T i„ on imo n ij ^ Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 

b. July 20,1932, Coldwater * ' ^ 

m. Marilou Maki, April 7,195 7, in Newberry , MI, da u 
of Neil John and Margaret Elizabeth (Krell) Maki 

b. Dec 6,1937, in Sault St. Marie, MI 
Rex was a star football player at MSU, when they ranked 
number one nationally. He graduated from MSU, and is a Physi- 
cal Education Teacher and Coach. Living in Roseville,MI(19 77). 
Marilou is a Registered Nurse. 

Children: Gregory , Kim, Mark, Scott and Janni 
GREGORY NEIL CORLESS b.Oct 7,1958, Coldwater 
KIM PATRICIA CORLESS b.Aug 10,1959, Coldwater 
MARK EUGENE CORLESS b.May 29,1961, Lansing, MI 
SCOTT REX CORLESS b.Feb 26,1965 
JANNI ELIZABETH b.Nov 29,1969 
ELLA KELLY CORLESS - dau of Isaac Corless (Warren, 
b. Jan 13, 1894, in Ovid Twp Hiram, Jesse) 

d. Aug 26,1966, bu in Coldwater 

m. Ralph Addison Greenamyer, June 10,1914, son of 
John A. and Belle (Strobec) Greenamyer 

b. Oct 13, 1889, Ovid Twp; d. 1971, bu in Coldwater 
Lee remembers attending their wedding which took place in 
her parent's home. They lived in the home built by Levi Cor- 
less, south of Isaac's place, for many years, and later moved 
to her father's home and farm. Ella was active in Grange work, 
as was her mother. 

Children: Ardis, Arvella, Alton(b. 1925, d. Mar 1925), 

Marcella,Leon and Rodney 
Ardis Greenamyer - son of Ella Corless (Isaac, Warr- 
b. Mar 8, 1917, in Ovid Twp en, Hiram, Jesse) 
m. Mildred Irene Froh, Mar 10,1940, dau of Ernest 
A. and Agnes (Graves) Froh. 

b. Mar 12,1916 in Sturgis,MI 

m.^^n9^£enori'^iiti?eJ Nov 25,1949, in Grand Rap- 
ids, MI, dau of Arthur J. and Alice (Anderson) Little 
b. Aug 5,1916, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
d. Nov 4,1964 
m. 3rd JoAnn Patricia Bowers, Sept 25,1965 in Lou- 
isville, KY, dau of Richard and Alma Frances (Ehrmann) Bowers 
b. Nov 2 7,19 32 in Louisville, KY 
Ardis was an instructor of aviation cadets, in primary tr- 
aining, from 1941 to March 1943, in Muskegon, MI. From March 
1943 to Dec 1945, he was a Captain in the Royal Air Force Tr- 
ansport Command (England) and ferried fifteen Lend-Lease 
multi-engine airplanes to England, Africa and India, and later 
transferred to a Squadron flying VIPS (Very Important Persons) 



Part I Ch III 



63 



and mail east bound and returning Ferry Crews on the West- 
bound flights from Europe and Africa, for a total of forty 
eight Atlantic crossings. He is now a Jet Pilot for a Louis- 
ville Firm. Living in Louisville, KY (19 77) 

Children: Susanne and Ralph by Mildred 
Mary by Lenore 

Ardis and Theron by JoAnn, as follows: 
Susanne Greenamyer 

b. Mar 10,1941, in Coldwater 

m. Nelson Fillmore Myhrs, May 13, 1967, in Birm- 
Ralph E. Greenamyer ingham,MI. 

b. Aug 13,1942, in Coldwater 

m. Sue Ann Eding, July 9,1966, in Jonesville.MI 
Mary Alice Greenamyer 

b. Dec 15,1958, in Louisville, KY 
Ardis Eugene Greenamyer, II 

b. July 23,1966, in Louisville, KY 
Theron "Lee" Greenamyer 

b. Nov 16,1967, in Louisville, KY 
Arvella Lueen Greenamyer - dau of Ella Corless, 

(Isaac, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. April 3,1919, in Ovid Twp, in the home built 
by Levi Corless, ca 1873; the childhood home of Kidd Corless 

m. Robert E. Curtis, Nov 14,1942, in the East 
Lansing Peoples Church, an adopted son of Fred and Nellie 
(Hickok) Curtis of Litchfield, MI. 

b. Jan 15,1918; d. Jan 22, 1969, bu in Coldwater 
Arvella received a B.A. Degree from Michigan State Univ. in 
1947 and an M. A. Degree in 1957. An article published in 
"Wtio's Who" included the following - "Substitute 4H and Ex- 
tension Home Economist Branch Co, 1941, Homemaking Teacher, 
Hartland,MI,1941, Homemaking Teacher - Everett High School, 
Lansing 1941-3. Extension Home Economics. Eaton County and 
Eastern Livingston and Ingham. Program Leader, MSU Family 
living Educ. Professional affiliations FHA, Nat'l Assoc, of 
Extension Home Economists, Michigan Home Economics extension 
Assoc, and others." Hobbies are reading and sewing. She 
joined the State Extension Staff in 1969. She is Currently 
(1977) Regional Supervisor of Extension Staff with an office 
on the University Campus. 

Robert was an Infantry Unit Commander in the 30th Division 
and served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland 
and Central Europe. He was seriously wounded during the 
"Battle of the Bulge"; received both Purple Heart and Silver 
Star. He worked with the Michigan Conservation Department, in 
Law Enforcement from 1946 to 1949 

Arvella lives in Charlotte, Michigan (19 78) 

Children: Cheryl, Becky, Cindy and Marcia as 
follows: Cheryl Frances Curtis 

b. Dec 1946, in Coldwater 



64 Part I Ch III 

m. Dennis J. Hall, Aug 17,1968, in Ithaca, MI 
Becky Ann Curtis 

b. Feb 9, 1948, in Coldwater 
m. Ralph Robert Nye, Jr. Sept 25,19 71 
Cindy Sue Curtis 

b. Jan 14,1949, in Marshall, MI 
m. Thomas Wright, Nov 14,19 70, divorced 19 72 
m. 2nd Michael Folk, June 19 77 
Marcia Curtis 

b. Mar 29, 1950, in Coldwater 
m. Thomas Snurka, April 5,19 75, in Lansing, MI 
Marcella Greenamyer - dau of Ella Corless (Isaac, 

Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Nov 13,1921, in Ovid Twp, Br. Co 
m. Mathew Yoder, Dec 15,1944, in the Isaac Cor- 
less Home where her parents were married, son of Adrian and 
Sarah (Bailey) Yoder. 

b. Mar 14,1923, in Quincy; divorced Sept 1970 
Marcella 's home is in Nashville, TN, where she does secre- 
tarial work, and travels in Winter. In Summer she operates 
her tourist home on Mackinaw Is land, MI 

Children: Larry , Douglas, Mark and Eric as follows: 
Larry Yoder 

b. Aug 20,1946, in Quincy 
d. Feb 16,196 3, bu in Coldwater 
Douglas Yoder 

b. May 26,1948, in Quincy, MI 
Mark Yoder 

b. Jan 3,1950 

m. Kay Davis, in 19 70, dau of William and Maggte 
Eric Yoder Davis 

b. Oct. 16,1953 in Coldwater 
Leon Greenamyer - son of Ella Corless (Isaac, Warren 
b. Sept 10,1927 Hiram,Jesse) 

m. Mrs. Norma (Baker) Covey, Sept 10,1953, in Au- 
burn, IN, dau of Virgil and Effie (Place) Baker. 

Leon served in the Infantry in the Korean War, 1950-1952, 
and has become active in American Legion Work. He is in the 
Real Estate business. They live in Coldwater, MI. Norma works 
in a Doctor's Office. (1977) 
No children 

Rodney Greenamyer - son of Ella Corless (Isaac, 
b. Aug 14,1930 Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 

m. Joyce Omo, Dec 9,1955, in Angola, IN, dau of 
Wilbur and Lettisha (Benson) Omo 

b. June 18,19 35, Branch County 
Rodney was a Radar Operator on a Destroyer in the Pacific, 
1950-52. He farms, and they are interested in raising and 
showing horses. They live on the Old Homestead (Isaac's 
Place) (1977) 



Part I Ch III 65 

Joyce works in the Southern Michigan National Bank of Cold- 
water. ^, . -, , 

Children: Lory and Tracy as follows: 

Lory Ann Greenamyer 

b. Aug 29,1956, in Coldwater 
Tracy Kay Greenamyer 

b. Jan 8,1964, in Coldwater 
EMMA JANE CORLESS - dau of Warren Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 15,1858, in Coldwater 
d. July 26, 1932, in Orlando, Florida 
m. Francis "Frank" Hamilton Morrison, July 3,1882 

b. Aug 8,1857, d. in Orlando, Florida 
Children: Nellie, Ralph, Birdie and Samuel 
Nellie M. Morrison - dau of Emma Corless (Warren, 
b. Dec 20,1888 in Ovid Twp Hiram, Jesse) 
m. Terry E. Eason, d. June 20,1924 
Ralph W. Morrison '- son of Emma Corless 

b. June 1890; d. ca 19 71, near Orlando, FL 
m. Pearl 
Samuel J. "Sam" Morrison - son of Emma Corless 
b, Jan 26,1892; d. 1970 
m. Florence Meek, dau of Joseph and Susan Marie 

b. 1891; d. 1955 in Orland,IN (Null) Meek 
m. 2nd Mildred Morrow 

b. 1908, Los Angeles, where she lives in (1975) 
Sam owned and operated a Feed Store in Angola, Indiana 
Children: Louise and Josephine, as follows: 
Louise S. Morrison 

b. June 6,1911, in Angola, IN 
m. George Thomas Bauman, Sept 2,1934 
Josephine Pearl Morrison 

b. Dec 2,1914, in Angola; d. 1967 
m. Edward Rose, in 1935 
Birdie E, Morrison - dau of Emma Corless 
b. Jan 12,1900 
m. Mr. Parker 

Lives in Riverside, California (1975) 
MARTHA CORLESS - dau of Warren Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 15,1861, in Branch Co, MI 
d. June 22,1862, in Branch Co, MI 
CHARLES WARREN CORLESS - son of Warren Corless (Hiram, 
b. Oct 16,1869, in Branch County, MI 

d. Dec 21,1937, in LaGrange,GA;bu in Shadowland Cem. 
m. Jessie Pearl "Birdie" Follett, June 7,1893, Br- 
anch Co, MI, dau of Reuben and Julia E. (Kelly) Follett .Reuben 
and Julia had moved from Ohio to Branch Co, in 186 3-64. 

b. Sept 19,1874, in California Twp, Branch Co, MI 
d. July 27,1954 in LaGrange,GA;bu in Shadowland Cem. 
Charles and Birdie went to the World's Fair in Chicago on 
their honeymoon, where among other things they saw the 



66 Part I Ch III 

private car of a railroad president which was on exhibit. Two 
years later they felt the urge to travel, and decided to go 
to Florida in their own private car. Charles built a mobile 
home on a large wagon chassis, complete with beds, table, 
stove, icebox, etc., and drawn by four horses. They finished 
packing on Oct 17,1895, bid the family adieu at Fremont, IN, 
and started south. Echo, their first child, was a year and 
four months, and of course, they were accompanied by their 
dog, Queen. An account of the trip, supplied by Charles, Jr., 
reads in part as follows -"they slept soundly on the first 
night out. On Monday, the 21st they stopped in Fort Wayne and 
replaced their gasoline stove with a coal and wood burning 
stove with an oven for bread and biscuits, as fumes from the 
gasoline stove were bad and it was hard to find gasoline. Oct 
21, to seven miles south of Fort Wayne. Stopping near towns, 
Rushville, Oct 28, Greensburg.Oct . 29 , N. Vernon, Oct 30, Char- 
leston, Nov 2. Out of Indiana to Louisville, KY, Oct 3. In Cave 
City, Nov 12, and went through Mammoth Cave. Crossed into 
Tennessee at Mitchell on Nov 15, to Nashville on Nov 19, then 
to Birmingham and to LaGrange, Georgia." 

They liked LaGrange and settled there instead of going on 
to Florida. Charles had learned farming well before leaving 
home and he was also a natural mechanic. He farmed for a time 
near LaGrange and did some hauling on the side. Our present 
day trucks were quite undreamed of in those days and the 
roads would have not permitted their use if the trucks had 
been available. However good roads were dreamed about. A wag- 
on, drawn by two or more horses and in the hands of a skilled 
driver could accomplish the needs of the day. 

One day, about five miles south of LaGrange, while return- 
ing home, he found the road blocked by a load of machinery 
which four mules were unable to move out of a muddy place. 
They had sent for four more mules. Charles hitched his two 
horses to the wagon, pulled it out of the mudhole and to one 
side so that he could get his wagon through. The skill here 
displayed was responsible for the later moving contracts be- 
ing offered to him. 

Charles soon found that cotton farming was not for him and 
when offered a job as superintendent of the city water pump- 
ing station he accepted, and in 1909 moved to a home near the 
pumping station. Some time later he moved next to the Fire 
Station, became the Fire Chief, and remained there the rest 
of his life. He saw the changes from the early hand operated 
and hand drawn equipment, through the horse drawn wagon and 
steam pumps to fine motorized equipment. Fine horses, which 
he personally selected, were the pride and joy of the depart- 
ment for years. "Some of us old timers well remember the thrill 
of watching the excited but obedient jumping of fire horses 
when the bell clanged, stable doors opened and the horses 
moved into position under suspended harness, waited for the 



Part I Ch III 67 

buckling^up, and with the slap of the reins, the start of a 
fast run. The finest of motorized equipment can never provide 
the thrill that such horses did. In much the same way the 
diesel railroad locomotive can never have the fascination of 
the old steamers. Progress is necessary but some times grand- 
fathers would like to have grandsons experience some of the 
thrills of yesteryear. Modern science with its movies, tele- 
vision and rapid travel have removed much of the mystery of 
the world, and today's airport cannot match a railroad sta- 
tion of fifty and more years ago. 

A LaGrange newspaper article reviewing twenty-five years of 
service, lauded Chief Corless very highly for his work in 
fire prevention, safety in schools, public buildings, homes 
and factories, maintenance and operation of equipment, and 
his constant efforts to keep abreast of the latest develop- 
ment in fire fighting throughout the nation. 

Charles liked to take his children on fishing trips, camp- 
ing in the rough, family re-unions back in Michigan, and to 
Fire Chiefs Convention all over the USA. 

One of Birdie's ancestors on her father's side, Richard 
Taylor, came from England in 1635 at the age of 16. The foll- 
owing paragraph taken from the "Taylor Family" by Henry 
Boardman Taylor, tells a little about family life in the Col- 
onies in the 1600s. "In those days on the farm all the family 
had to work from 10 to 14 hours each day, to produce what 
they ate. They would raise and feed their sheep, shear them, 
card the wool, skein the yarn, weave the cloth, make dye, dye 
the cloth, and make the clothes. They cut the wood and brou- 
ght it later into the house. They made the fire and kept it 
burning, to cook and heat their houses. They drew the \;ater 
from the well, made the candles, hunted and fished for their 
meat, butchered and stored by drying and smoking. They raised 
the feed for their live stock, fed and milked the cows, churn- 
ed the milk, grew and ground their grain, and made their br- 
ead." 

Children: Echo, Julia, Reuben, Charles, Eva, Birdsell and 

Lucille 
ECHO ANNETTA CORLESS - dau of Charles W. Corless 

(Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. June 9,1894, California Twp, Branch Co, MI 
m. N.C.Doss, Dec 23,1914, in LaGrange, GA (Dr. Noble 
Camp Doss), son of John Leslie and Martha Jane (Camp) Doss. 
John was a Confederate Soldier. 

b. Feb 22,1884, in Floyd County, GA 
d. Oct 2 7,1925 in a train accident, bu in LaGrange 
m. 2nd George Lucius Courtney, Aug 7, 1929, in Athens, 
b. Aug 17, 189 2, in Creede, Colorado GA 
d. Nov 24,1942, in St .Petersburg, FL,bu in Auburn- 
dale, FL. . ^ „ 1 

Echo taught school before her marriage to Dr. Doss, and 



68 Part I Ch III 

after his death she returned to LaGrange and taught third gr- 
ade in the public schools. She also taught recitation to pri- 
vate classes. She is an active member of the Pasadena Baptist 
Church, 

Dr, Doss received his MD Degree from the Atlanta College of 
Physicians and Surgeons(now Emory University). He practiced 
medicine in Rome and in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of the 
Baptist Church, and played a violin for reCi.eation. He was 
the inventor of a puncture proof inner tube for automobile 
tires, and manufactured them for a while. 

George Courtney served as an Infantry Lieutenant during the 

First World War. Echo lives in St .Petersburg, FL (1977) 

Children: Geraldine, Virginia, Marie and Noble Doss, 

and George Courtney. 

Echo "Geraldine"Doss - dau of Echo Corless (Charles, 

^^ ■,r^-,r -r. ^. War ren , HI ram , Je s se ) 

b. Oct 26, 19 15, Rome, GA ' ' 

m. Joseph Eugene Dunson III, Nov 13, 19 37, son of 
Joseph E, and Ruth Gary (Broome) Dunson, Jr. of LaGrange, GA 
b. Nov 6,1914 in LaGrange, GA 
d. June 5,19 72 in Bradenton,FL 
Geraldine graduated from LaGrange College in 19 37, with an 
A,B, Degree. She has been a member of the West Coast Symphony 
Orchestra(Viola) of Sarasota, FL since 1970. Joseph graduated 
from the Philadelphia Textile Institute in 1942, and was a 
Textile Chemist with the Springfield Woolen Mill until retire- 
ment in 1965. Geraldine lives in Bradenton, FL. (19 78) 
Children; Joseph, Ruth and Anne as follows 
Joseph Eugene Dunson IV 

b. Oct 15,1941, in LaGrange, GA 
m. Sheila Satterfield, Mar 1974 
Ruth Gary Dunson 

b. June 23,1947 in Nashville, TN 
m Howard Parker in 1970; divorced in 1977 
Anne Dunson 

b. June 30,1951, in Nashville, TN 
Martha "Virginia" Doss - dau of Echo Corless 
b. Aug 12,1917, in Atlanta, GA 
d. Feb 25,1969, bu in Louisville, KY 
m. Condict Moore, 1943, Norfolk,VA, son of Don 
Lorenzo and Edith Caroline (Condict)Moore. 

b. June 29,1916, in Caldwell, NJ 
Virginia received her B.S. Degree in 1939 from the Univ. of 
Georgia, She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority; studied bacter- 
iology in the graduate school of Emory Univ. in Atlanta, and 
after completing her class work for a Masters Degree went to 
New York City and was in research at Columbia University Med- 
ical Center. Condict graduated at Princeton Univ. in 1938, at 
Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and entered 
the Navy as a Lieutenant. After the War he completed training 



Part I Ch III 69 

as a Surgeon at Memorial Hospital in New York City. They moved 
to Louisville,KY, in 1951 where he has a practice in Surgery, 
and is Professor of Surgery at the Univ. of Louisville. He is 
Past President of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. 
Children: Martha and Michael as follows 
Martha Edith Moore 

b. Oct 25,1943 in Norfolk, VA 
m. Lawrence Charles"Larry"Bauer, Feb 5,1966 
Michael Condict Moore 

b. Oct 14,1945, Memphis, TN 
m. Patricia Ann Conover, Aug 22,196 7 
Julia "Marie" Doss - dau of Echo Corless (Charles, 

Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 10,1920 in College Park.GA 
m. John Burke Harris, Jr. , Nov 26,1945 in San Fran- 
cisco, CA, son of John Burke and Louise Dabney (Erminger)Harris 

of Macon, GA . 

b. Jan 1,1920, in Macon, GA 

Since Marie was the third daughter, upon her birth her fa- 
ther phoned Grandmother Corless to tell her he was in favor 
of Women's Suffrage. Marie received a B.F. A. Degree from the 
University of GA, in 1941, following which she studied Art, 
and worked in New York City. She enjoys oil painting, bird 
watching and gardening, is a member of the Methodist Church, 
Daughters of the American Revolution, Junior League, Audubon 
Society, and a Garden Club. She was a member of Phi MU Soror- 
ity in College. 

John received an A. B. Degree from the University of Georgia 
in 1940, went to Yale Law School 1940-42, served four years 
at Sea with the Navy from 1942, left the Navy as a Lieuten- 
ant, Sr, Grade to attend Law School at Univ of Georgia. He has 
been in law practice in Macon since 1948; is a member of Amer- 
ican College of Trial Lawyers, Sons of The Colonial Wars and 
of the Methodist Church. Living in Macon, GA (1977) 
Children: Nathaniel, John and William 
Nathaniel "Nat" Edwin Harris 
b. June 23,1951 in Macon, GA 

m. Cynthia Suzanne "Cindy" Harrison, July 11,1971 
John Burke Harris III 

b. Jan 6,1953, in Macon, GA 
William Camp Harris 

b. Dec 28,1954 in Macon, GA 
Noble C. Doss - son of Echo Corless (Charles, Warren, 

„ , ^Hiram, Jesse) 
b. July 13,1923, in College Park,GA 

m. Almena Fletcher, Sept 3,1947 
b. Sept 21,1925 in Bartow, FL 
Noble received a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1949 from Stet- 
son Univ, Deland FL, while Almena received a Bachelor of Sci- 
ence Degree at Auburn Univ, Auburn, AL in 1947. They live in 
St Petersburg, FL. (1977) Three children as follows: 



70 Part I Ch III 

Stephen Fletcher Doss 

b. Mar 1,1953 in St Petersburg 
m. Judy Lynn Aver, Oct 16,19 74, in St Peters- 
David Noble Doss burg,FL 

b. Sept 18,1956, in St Petersburg 
Karen Doss 

b. April, 1959, in St Petersburg 
George L. Courtney - son of Echo Corless (Charles, 

Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Oct 19,19 30 in Mountain City,GA 
m. Jean May Lawrence, Dec 23,1951, in the Chapel, 
Lowry Air Force Base, CO, dau of Walter Glenn and Hazel Delia 
(Mulligan) Lawrence of Neebish Island, MI and New Horton,New 
Brunswick, Canada, respectively. 

b. July 24,1932, in Portland, ME 
George spent his early years in Georgia and Florida, attend- 
ed the University of GA, for two years. He entered the U.S. 
Air Force in 1950, where he worked as a Budget Analyst. 

Jean also served in the Air Force as a Photography Process- 
ing Specialist. They were transferred from Lowry to Pope Air 
Force Base in North Carolina; to Shaw Air Force Base in S. 
Carolina; to Tokyo International Airport in Japan in 1955. 
George retired as a Master Sergeant in 19 70. He is a Sales 
Representative for the Research Institute of America. They 
live in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (1977) 

Children: George, Ronald and Pamela, as follows: 
George Lawrence Courtney 

b. Jan 22,1953, in Fort Bragg, GA 
Ronald Craig Courtney 

b. Aug 15,1954, Shaw Air Force Base,SC 
Pamela Jean Courtney 

b. Jan 31,195 7, in Tachikawa Air Force Base, 
m. Carl Joseph Henrickson,Feb 19 76 Japan 
b. June 25,1955, in Bath, ME 
JULIA FOLLETT CORLESS - dau of Charles W. Corless 
b. May 23,1896, in GA (Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
m. William Benjamin Sutherland, Aug 11,1928, in La 
Grange, son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Tubbs) Sutherland, of 
Oxford, MI ^^ j^^^ 20,1897 in Scio Twp, Washtenaw Co, MI 

d. April 8,1975, in Pine Mountain, GA, bu in La- 
Grange, GA. 

William had been married previously to Beatrice Marie Thom- 
as, divorced in 1924/5. They had a son William B.Sutherland, 
Jr. who had a son William B. Sutherland, III. 

William was a store manager in Charleston, SC at the time 
that he and Julia were married, and years later retired from 
the Presidency of the S.H. Kress Co, (a large chain store gr- 
oup) in New York City. They lived in Pine Mountain, GA where 
he was active in community affairs, and where Julia lives. 



Part 1 Ch III 71 

One Son: John 

John Clark Sutherland - son of Julia Corless (Char- 
les, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 2,1940, in New York City 
m. Betsy Middleton of Greenville, SC 
John graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. Degree, he con- 
tinued with his education obtaining Masters and PhD De- 
grees. He is a Physicist with the International Laboratories 
in California. 

Betsy has Masters Degrees in Biology and Chemistry. 
Living in California (1977) 
No children 
REUBEN FOLLETT CORLESS - son of Charles Corless 

(Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Oct 24,1899 in LaGrange,GA 

m. Dorothy Chamberlin, Sept 27,1927, in Syracuse, 
N.Y, dau of Gardner and Georgia Etta (Overton) Chamberlin 
b. Dec 21,1901, in Syracuse, NY 
Reuben was the Office Manager of the Syracuse Branch of Ar- 
mour and Co. for many years. He has been active in lapidary 
work for many years, enjoys mechanical work, and likes to 
cook. Dorothy enjoys music, plays the piano and accordion, 
also enjoys crocheting and knitting. They live in Syracuse, 

Children: Reuben and Richard C. 

REUBEN GARDNER CORLESS - son of Reuben Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. May 15,1932, Syracuse, NY d. Nov 12,1978 
m. Mary Ann Dietrick, Aug 26,1957 in Syracuse, 
dau of Harry Dietrick 

b. May 12,1940, in Shamokin,PA 
divorced Jan 5,19 72 

m. 2nd Dorothy Elaine (Johnson) Adams, Oct 25,19 74 
b. Dec 17,1950, in Westerly Rhode Island 
Reuben drives for the Leaseway Truck Lines. He likes Guitar 
and Piano. They - live in Syracuse. 

Children: Twins Curtis and Carl, Charles and Tam- 
ara, by Mary 

Joseph, Eugene, and Elaina,by Dorothy 
CURTIS REUBEN CORLESS - son of Reuben G. Corless 

b. April 10,1958, in Syracuse 
CARL JOSEPH CORLESS - son of Reuben G. Corless 
b. April 10,1958 in Syracuse 
m. Rhonda Jean Johnson, Oct 25,19 75 
b. Oct 27,1957 in Westerly, RI 
CHARLES RICHARD CORLESS - son of Reuben G. Corless 

b. Oct 21,1960 
TAMARA MARIE CORLESS - dau of Reuben G. Corless 
b. Dec 1,1962 



72 Part I Ch III 

Children of Dorothy Elaine (Johnson) Adams Corless 
Joseph Michael Adams, b. Jan 27,1969 
Eugene Burdette Adams, b. Mar 25,19 70 
Elaina Ellen Adams, b. Nov 13,19 71 
RICHARD CHARLES CORLESS - son of Reuben F. Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Aug 7,1934 in Syracuse 

m. Alexandria Margaret Gross, Dec 24,1965, in Yon- 
kers,NY, dau of Carl and Anna Gross 

b. Aug 5,1938, in Yonkers,NY 
Richard served eight years as a Sergeant in the Army Signal 
Corp, most of it in Germany. He did all of the work in build- 
ing their home, and he is an Area Supervisor of Building and 
Maintenance for the Niagara Mohawk Electric Company. Alexan- 
dria is active in the local Parent-Teachers Association and 
Cub Scout work. They live in Jaroesville,NY 
RICHARD JUDE CORLESS 

b. June 13,1968, in Syracuse 
LISA MARIE CORLESS 

b. July 26,1969, in Syracuse 
KIMBERLY ANNE CORLESS 

b. Aug 14,19 73 in Syracuse 
CHARLES WARREN CORLESS, Jr. - son of Charles Corless 

(Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. May 9,1903, in Troup County GA 
m. Nannie Kate Lee, in 1925, dau of Robert Edward 
and Kate Hope(McHugh) Lee 

b. Jan 19,1905 in Newton County, GA 
Charles played football and attended Ogelthorpe Univ. on an 
athletic scholarship. While there he met and married Nan. Aft- 
er graduation he went into hydro-electric dam and power house 
construction, and in 1930 returned to LaGrange and started an 
electrical contracting business. He added a Frigidaire Dealer 
franchise, and helped introduce the first frozen food locker 
plant in the area. Sensing the future of the frozen food busi- 
ness he looked for a dam site with potential for enough power 
for a large frozen food plant. During that search he became 
intrigued with the former site of the Troup Factory Cotton 
Mill located about ten miles south of LaGrange, finally bought 
600 acres which included the former factory site and the dam. 
His father had played a major part in the moving of Mill mach- 
inery after the Factory had been closed years before. 

A long time dream came to reality: On a hillside a giant 
holly tree, covered with red berries, was an unforgettable 
sight. Many other holly trees grew about the creek banks and 
hills so the family named their home Holly Hill. The move was 
made in the days before electricity was commonly available in 
rural areas, kerosene lamps and lanterns provided illumina- 
tion. Charles experience was not to be denied and in time 



Part I Ch III 73 

their home was lighted by their own power plant at the rest- 
ored dam. 

Their first home near the factory site was a small camp- 
house near the eastern end of the rock dam. A flood in 19A8 
slipped up on them, and they awoke one night to step into wa- 
ter almost knee deep on the ground floor. No urging was requ- 
ired to quickly start construction of a house farther up the 
hill. 

"Brooks of Honey and Butter" by William H. Davidson devoted 
96 pages in Volume II, to the history and people of the Troup 
Factory including six pages on the Corless family, with a pic- 
ture of the first mobile home built by Charles and Birdie 
Follette Corless. 

In 1941, before Pearl Harbor, Charles was offered a position 
with the Johnson Service Company involving the installation 
and prove-out of temperature and humidity controls for ships 
and large buildings. The work took him to many places and into 
many interesting situations, and he stayed with the firm for 
thirty years. 

In 1956 Charles started construction of a new and larger 
house, somewhat nearer the dam, but safely up the hillside, on 
a site which has a superb view of the creek and valley. He de- 
signed it to be modern and functional, it shows much origin- 
ality. It is of re-inforced concrete, three stories, air con- 
ditioned, with main entrance on the ground level, with a sec- 
ond floor entrance via a walkway to the gardens on the hill- 
side. He built a saw mill and the wood work was cut from var- 
ious hardwoods on the property. All in all a fascinating pl- 
ace; final finishing is being carried on as a most enjoyable 
retirement hobby. 

Children: Charles W.III, Twins Julia and Nancy, and 

Michael 
CHARLES WARREN CORLESS III, son of Charles Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Jan 17,1926, Fulton Co, GA 
m. Matilda L. Collins 
b. June 23,1926 
Charles served two years in the Navy (1944/46) and attended 
the Univ. of Georgia School of Agriculture. He has worked for 
the Johnson Service Co. (Installation and Service of Control 
Equipment), for Barber Golman and for Minneapolis Honeywell. 
He enjoys house building and farming. Their home is on the 
Holly Hills Estate. 

Children: Carol, Constance, Jane, Charlotte, 

Charles and Catherine 
CAROL CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless (Charles, 

Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Mar 9,1950 in Athens, GA 
m. Thomas Edward Shanahan, son of Thomas and 



74 Part I Ch III 

Pearl (Morgan) Shanahan 

b. Feb 21,1948, in Calhoun, GA 
Thomas attended the West Point M.A. and the Univ. of Georgia 
Law School. Is now a lawyer in Calhoun County, GA 
Children: Erin and Molly as follows: 
Erin Jane Shanahan 

b. Feb 3,19 75, in Dalton,GA 
Molly Shanahan 

b. Oct 12,19 77 in Dalton,GA 
CONSTANCE REBECCA CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless 
(Charles, Charles, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. June 13,1952, in Athens, GA 

m. Stephen Reece Mercer, in Barbour Co, AL, son 
of Kenneth Reece and Juanita Mercer 

b. Jan 22,1950, in Osage Co, OK 
Stephen served in the Navy six years, attended Northeastern 
Oklahoma A and M College; is in Electronics work on T.V. Cable 
Installation and Service. 

Children: Stephen and Kenneth as follows: 
Stephen Reece Mercer, Jr. 

b. Nov 11,19 71 in LaG range, GA 
Kenneth Warren Mercer 
b. May 3,19 74 
JANE MELISSA CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless 
b. July 12,195 3, in Athens, GA 

m. Andrew Jackson McMath, June 17,19 70, in Bar- 
bour County, AL, son of Bill and Peggy McMath. Andrew is a 
native of Dawson Co. 

Children: Melissa and Angela as follows: 
Melissa Jane McMath 

b. April 29,19 71, in Albany, GA 
Angela Lee McMath 

b. Sept 5,19 72, in Albany, GA 
CHARLOTTE WARREN CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless 
b. May 7,1955, in Macon, GA 
m. Levon Sexton 
CHARLES WARREN CORLESS, IV - son of Charles Corless 

b. July 7,1956, in Macon, GA 
CATHERINE ANNE CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless 
b. Dec 7,1958, in Tallahassee, FL 
m. Steven James Boyken, Nov 9,19 76, son of 
James E. and Alice Quainette (Bronson) Boyken 

b. Aug 30,1947, in Savannah, GA 
One son James Edward, b. Aug 31,1977 
JULIA SUTHERLAND CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 10,1927 in Wetumpka, Elmore Co,AL 
m. William "Bill" Everett Swetnam, July 27,1945, 
in LaGrange, GA, son of Ernest Cecile and Winnie Alice (Gross) 
Swetnam b. Aug 9,1917 in Homer, Banks Co,GA 



Part I Ch III 75 

Julia attended LaGrange College for Women and the Opportun- 
ity Business School in LaGrange. Since Bill's retirement she 
has been doing Secretarial work, most of the time for the 
Marine Corps. 

Bill graduated at Emory Univ, and has done graduate work at 
Harvard, Univ of North Carolina, Michigan State University, 
Eastern 111,, Univ. of Montana, Univ of South Carolina and 
Georgia Southern. He taught school before joining the Marine 
Corps and resumed teaching in Beaufort, S.C. in 1964, after 
retiring as a Major with twenty-two years of service. 
Living in Burton, SC (19 76) 

Children: Donald, William and Nancy as follows: 
Donald Lee Swetnam, (adopted) 

b. June 22,1945, in Wilmington, NC 
m. Marie "Lynne" Williams, Nov 30,1968 
b. Sept 14,1946 
Donald attended Georgia Southern College and Palmer Busi-- 
ness College. Most of his work experience has been with Food 
Brokers, he is now attending school, in anticipation of st- 
arting an Insurance agency. Lynne graduated from the Univ of 
South Carolina with a B.S. Degree in Nursing. She served a year 
and a half of active duty in the Navy and is working with a 
Federal Project on geriatric mental health out of Atlanta. 
Children: Warren and Jason as follows: 
Warren Wayne Swetnam 

b. Dec 1,1970, Charleston, SC 
d. Nov 27,1971 
Jason William Swetnam 

b. Oct 20,19 72, in Atlanta, GA 
William Wiley Swetnam, (adopted) 
b. Dec 8,1946 Wilmington, NC 
m. Deborah "Deb" Bermender, Dec 24,19 72 
b. Oct 1,1951, in Pittsburgh, PA 
William graduated from Brewton Parker Junior College and 
attended Georgia Southwestern, before three years of Army 
service, mostly in Germany; now with the Post Office in Fort 
Lauderdale, FL. Debra owns and runs a ceramic shop. 

Living near Fort Lauderdale, FL (1977) 
One son: 

Cory Lance Swetnam 
b. June 6,19 73, Plantation, FL 
Nancy Alice Swetnam - dau of Julia Corless 

b. Oct 22,1952, in Fort Benning,GA. Her father 
William was in Korea at the time, while Julia stayed with her 
parents. m. James Leonard "Jim" Williams, Jr. Nov 7,19 70 

b. Jan 18,1952 in Texas 
Nancy married during her first year of College, had their 
first child a year later, graduated ahead of her class, in 
Dec 19 73 with a B.S. Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Health Educ- 



76 Part I Ch III 

ation from the University of South Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa. 
She entered graduate school at the Univ of Massachusetts and 
completed her Masters Degree in Public Health and their second 
child was bom in Feb 19 76. James graduated from the Univ of 
Massachusetts with a BFA Degree in Art Education, and plans 
on graduate school. 

Children: Laura and Justin as follows: 
Laura Christian Williams 

b. Oct 16,1971, in Beaufort, SC 
Justin Nathaniel Williams 

b. Feb 25,19 76, in Springfield, MA 
NANCY CAROLINE CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 10,1927, in Wetumpka,AL 
m. John J. Hogg, Jr., Jan 8,1947, son of John J. 
and Anne Louise (Hardy) Hogg 

John spent over 20 years in the Air Force and they lived in 
Tampa, FL; Fuskusha, Japan; Tacoma,WA; Itazuka, Japan; Marietta, 
GA; Colorado Springs, CO; and other places. Now settled in 
Montgomery ,AL where John is an administrator for the Mayor. 
Children: John, William, Robert , Carolyn and 

Michael 
John J. Hogg - son of Nancy Corless 
b. Aug 25,1947 in Tampa, FL 

m. Jackie Bunnell, Aug 18,1971, in Tallahassee, 
FL, from Franklin, PA, dau of John A. and Erma Jean (Burger) 
Bunnell. John works for the YMCA, enjoys working with child- 
ren. Living in Tallahassee, FL 
One dau: Jennie Lee Hogg; 

b. Nov 30,19 76, in Quincy,FL 
William Arthur Hogg - son of Nancy Corless 
b. June 26,1949, in Fukucha, Japan 
m. Karen Friez, Nov 25,19 70 in Opelika,AL dau 
of William Walton and Lois (Morgan) Friez from Pittsburg, PA 
and Mathews Co.VA respectively. 

b. April 6,1951, Frank fort, Germany 
William is in Computer Administration, they live in Spart- * 



anburg,SC 



One Son William Walton Hogg, b. June 5,194 7 
Robert Warren Hogg - son of Nancy Corless 

b. Nov 30,1951 in Tacoma WA 
Carolyn Louise Hogg - dau of Nancy Corless 

b. Aug 12,195 7 in Cobb Co, GA 

She is a College student (19 77) 
Michael Anthony Hogg - son of Nancy Corless 

b. Aug 25,196 7,in ElPaso County, CO 
MICHAEL EDWARD CORLESS - son of Charles Corless 
(Charles, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. May 13,1938, in Wetumpka,Elmore Co,GA 
m. Virgie Lee Bailey, Aug 15,1958, in West Point, 



Part I Ch III 77 

GA, dau of Embry Parks and Minnie Mae(Sebaugh) Bailey 
b. Mar 6,19 39 
Michael graduated from Auburn Univ. with a B.S .M.E. Degree, 
served in the Navy, and is a Sales Engineer with Honeywell, 
Inc. (Control Equipment). 

Virgie did secretarial work while Michael was in College. 
Living in Tallahassee, FL 
Children: Virginia, Debra and Michael 
VIRGINIA LEE "GINGER" CORLESS b. July 2,1959 
DEBORA LYNN CORLESS b. Jan 30,1961 

MICHAEL EDWARD CORLESS, JR b. June 26,196 3 

Charleston, SC 
EVA REDDEN CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless (Warren 
b. July 13,1907 Hiram, Jesse) 

m. Robert Hubbard 

b. d. 
Eva living in Pine Mountain, GA (1977) 
BIRDSELL BROWN CORLESS - son of Charles Corless, 

(Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 24,1910, in LaGrange,GA 

m. Helen Carolyn Cheeseman, Oct 2 7,19 33 in Charles- 
ton, SC, dau of Clifford James and Sydney May (Chilman) Ch- 
eeseman, of Lansing, Michigan, and Hamilton, Ontario, respec- 
tively 

^ b. April 5, 1909 in Detroit, MI 

Birdsell studied Art at LaGrange and at the Penn Studio; 
worked for the S.H. Kress Co. for a time in Charleston, SC, 
then managed Cheeseman Ice Cream Shops in Charleston, Savann- 
ah and Valdosta. Returned to Charleston and worked in the De- 
sign Section of the U.S. Ship Yard for twenty-eight years. He 
took Engineering Courses at the Citadel in Charleston, and 
attended Naval Warfare School Courses in Yorktown,VA and the 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois. He was active 
in Boy Scout work for several years and his hobbies include 
ceramics, painting and gardening. They retired in 1969 to La 
Grange where they have another hobby, raising Borzoi (Russian 
Wolf Hounds) for show. Have won many blue ribbons. He is also 
active in the Methodist Church. 

Helen's early years were spent in Detroit, St Clair Shores, 
Hamilton, Ontario, Houston, TX and Clarkston,MI. She was the 
Michigan Peach Festival Queen in Romeo, MI in 19 32, flew to 
Washington and presented a basket of peaches to President 
Hoover, on the White House Lawn. She attended Albion College, 
Wayne State and Michigan State Univ; went to Charleston, SC 
with her parents in 19 32 where they operated an Ice Cream 
Business. Her hobbies have included painting and ceramics 
besides reading and correspondence. She returned to Romeo in 
19 76 for the Homecoming Reunion of Peach Queens. A lengthy 
Newspaper Article in a LaGrange paper gave a nice biography 
of Helen and Birdsell and concluded by saying "they are a 



78 Part I Ch III 

charming couple who will always hear beautiful music in their 
lives. Living in LaGrange GA (19 76) 

Children: Helen, William, Sandra, James, and Twins 

Hugh and David 
HELEN "SYLVIA" CORLESS - dau of Birdsell Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Nov 25,1935 in Valdosta,GA 

m. Howard Benson Seymour, Aug 1,1959, in CA, son 
of William Edward and Dorcia (Benson) Seymour 
b. June 22,1936, in Concord, NC 
Sylvia attended Mars Hill Jr. College in N.Carolina; tau- 
ght elementary school in Clarkston,MI for two years, gradua- 
ted from Wake Forest College, Winston-Salem, NC, with a BA De- 
gree in 1958; did post graduate study at Stanford Univ. in 
Palo Alto,CA. 

Howard was a classmate at Mars Hill and Wake Forest, and 
attended the U.S. Language school in Monterey, CA. They spent 
three years in Air Force Service in Germany; spent the summer 
of 196 3 at Western Michigan Univ. where Sylvia received a 
Masters in Elementary Education. Howard worked in Civil Serv- 
ice in Washington, D.C. In 19 70 they taught public schools in 
LaGrange and later in LaGrange Academy. Howard is in Social 
Security work in Carrollton,GA. Sylvia was named Teacher of 
the Year at Whitesbury School, in 19 76. The family is active 
in Bethesda Baptist Church, where Howard is Choir director 
and organist. Living in Carrollton, GA (1977) 
Children: Kyle and Mark as follows: 
Kyle Seymour - son of Sylvia Corless (Birdsell, 

Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 25,1961, in Germany 
Kyle has been Sports Editor for his School Newspaper and 
writes for the City Paper. 

Mark Seymour - son of Sylvia Corless (Birdsell, 

Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 25,1965, in Maryland 
He is a music student and amateur magician 

WILLIAM "WAYNE" CORLESS - son of Birdsell Corless 
(Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 26,1937, Valdosta,GS 

m. Betty Robinson, April 26,1959 in Charleston, 
SC, dau of Reginald Edward and Alice Lurene (Knight) Robinson 
b. Mar 12,19 38, in Summerville,SC 
William attended Auburn Univ, Auburn, AL, on a co-op plan 
while working in the Design Section of the U.S. Naval Ship- 
yard, commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Air Force, served 
.n Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama (ROTC Instructor, Auburn) , Azores 
(Air Traffic Controller), Philippines and South Carolina. They 
have collected many fine objects during their extensive tra- 
vels, including a beautiful Philippine shell collection, due 



Part I Ch III 79 

no doubt to having been a Senior Dive Master with the Base 
Scuba Club. He is a Major, living in Myrtle Beach, AFB, South 
Carolina (19 76) 

Children: William and Donna 
WILLIAM WAYNE "CORKY" CORLESS, Jr. 
b. May 1,1963, in Charleston, SC 
He is interested in anything scientific, loves to read, make 
model airplanes, boats, etc 

DONNA LYNN CORLESS - dau of William Corless, (Bird- 
sell, Charles, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. June 12,1964, in Oklahoma City 
She is a Cheer Leader for a football team, and enjoys tap 
and Jazz dancing lessons. 

SANDRA CAROLYN CORLESS - dau of Birdsell Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. April 16,19 39, in Charleston 
m. Joseph "Bruce" Cusack,III, Dec 21,1961 in 
Charleston, SC; son of Joseph B. and Dora Cusack. 
b. May 14,1938, in Charleston, SC 
Sandra graduated with a B.S. Degree from Carson-Newman Coll- 
ege, Jefferson City,TN. Taught Physical Education in Charles- 
ton High School. Bruce served in the Navy and graduated from 
East Tennessee State Univ. He and Sandra received their Mast- 
ers Degrees from the Appalachian State Univ, Boone, NC. Bruce 
is a Dean of Career Education at Florida Junior College, and 
Sandra is a Counselor at a Woman's Prison in Jacksonville. She 
also gives G.E.D. Tests to adults who wish to attend College. 
Children: David and Christopher 

David Bruce "Rocky" Cusack - son of Sandra Corless 
b. Oct 8,1962, in Charleston, SC 
David is very active in sports with numerous trophies for 
High School baseball, basketball and football. 

Christopher Scott"Chris" Cusack - son of Sandra 
b. Feb 4,19 71, in Charleston, SC Corless 
JAMES"LEE" CORLESS - son of Birdsell Corless 
— (Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 

b. Nov 20,1940, Clarkston,MI 

m. Cheryl Ramsey, Nov 30,1963 in Charleston Hei- 
ghts, SC, dau of Harold and Ruth Ramsey 
b. in South Carolina 
Lee was a successful and popular athlete in High School sp- 
orts, including playground activities, being famous State 
wide for his Indian Hoop dancing. He joined the Army and ser- 
ved in the Occupation Forces in South Korea, attended Auburn 
Univ. after returning home. 
No children. 
HUGH CLIFFORD CORLESS - Twin son of Birdsell Corless 

(Charles, Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 

b. May 2, 1944, in Charleston, SC 

m. Mrs. Tania (Mapica) Hernandez, Mar 2,19 73, in 



80 Part I Ch III 

Valencia, Venezuela. 

b. Dec 30,1942 
Hugh was outstanding in all playground and High School ath- 
letics, received letters all four years in basketball, winn- 
ing the State Championship in Junior and Senior years; named 
All City, All State and Honorable Mention, All American High 
School player for 1962. Selected to Who's Who Among American 
Colleges and Universities. B. A. Degree in Health and Physical 
Education, Masters Degree at the Univ. of NC. Served as the 
Freshman basketball coach at Louisiana Tech for three Years. 
Joined the Peace Corp, studied at the Spanish Language School 
in Puerto Rico, then coached the Boys and Girls Teams in Car- 
acas, Venezuela. He participated in an international basket- 
ball tournament in Santiago, Chile and San Cristabal, Colum- 
bia. With his brother, David, he attended the 19 72 Olympics 
in Germany, traveling in numerous countries in Europe. 

Hugh taught school in Miami and Jacksonville, FL, is Athlet- 
ic Director at the Indianapolis Baptist High School where he 
coaches Soccer and Basketball. 

Living in Indianapolis, Indiana (19 76) 
Children; Amisted and Carlos 

Hugh and Jenny 
AMISTED "AMI" CORLESS - dau of Tania and adopted 

by Hugh 
b. June 29,1962, in Valencia, Venezuela 
CARLOS CORLESS - son of Tania and adopted by Hugh 

b. April 10,1965 in Valencia, Venezuela 
HUGH CLIFFORD "JAY" CORLESS, Jr., son of Hugh 

b. Oct 19,1973, in Miami, FL Corless 

JENNY MARIE CORLESS - dau of Hugh Corless 
b. Mar 13,19 75, in Miami FL 
DAVID WARREN CORLESS - son of Birdsell Corless 

(Charles , Warren, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. May 2,1944, in Charleston, SC 
m. Kathy (Morrison) Morris, Mar 9,19 73, in 

b. Jan 31,1951 in Newark, N.J. Miami, FL 
David also excelled in sports, he and David opposed each 
other in the District tennis tournament. His athletic exper- 
iences and education up through his Masters Degree were iden- 
tical with his brother Hugh as shown, above. Following coll- 
ege David was a guest player-coach in Melbourne, Australia 
for a short time; he taught Physical Education Classes in 
Victoria, Australia (High School) , assisted in the Billy Gr- 
aham Crusades in Brisbane and Sydney, and spoke at a number of 
Cnurches throughout the State of Victoria. Attended Graduate 
..chool at Auburn Univ. and was commissioned Second Lieutenant 
in the Air Force Reserve, was Assistant Director of Athletics 
in the Special Services Division Homestead Air Force Base in 
Florida; participated in Air Force related projects including 



Part I Ch III 81 

International Military Sports Council in Munich, Germany; was 
Master of Ceremonies for a World Wide Air Force Talent Cont- 
est; performed Magic Shows and had numerous speaking engage- 
ments in the Miami Area for Youth groups, Churches and School 
Assembly Programs. With his wife Kathy he participated in the 
Switzerland Tour of the Super Bowl Championship Team Miami 
Dolphins, stopping in Nassau and Luxembourg. He coached in the 
Auburn, AL High School for two years and then joined the Coa- 
ching Staff at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro,GA, Liv- 
ing there (1976) 

Children; John, Kelly and Kristine 

JOHN CORLESS - son of Kathy Morris, adopted by 

b. April 23,19 70, in Miami, FL David 

KELLY ANNE CORLESS - dau of David Corless 

b. Feb 4,19 75, in Statesboro,GA 
KRISTINE LEE CORLESS - dau of David Corless 
b. Mar 19,1977, in Statesboro,GA 
LUCILE CORLESS - dau of Charles Corless (Warren, Hiram, 
b. July 16,1913, in LaGrange,GA Jesse) 

d. Feb 15,1968, bu in Shadowland Cemetery, LaGrange, 
m. J. Channing Hale GA 

b. Sept 2, J in Birmingham, AL 
Lucile graduated from Georgia State, with a B.S. Degree in 
Chemistry, worked as a Chemist at the Atlas Powder Company in 
Missouri, became a supervisor at Tennessee Eastman in Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee, where she and Channing met. He was later a 
Chemical Engineer at the Paducah Atomic Plant, and was active 
in community organizations. 

One child: Rosalind 

Rosalind Hale - dau of Lucile Corless (Charles,War- 

. , rr,.-, ren, Hiram, Jesse) 

b. ,in Oak RidgeTN 

m. Ernest Chu 
Rosalind was educated at Louisiana State Univ. before her 
studies at the Wharton Business College in Pennsylvania. 
MARY JANE CORLESS - dau of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 
b. Mar 7,1836 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co, Ont 
d. July 1,189 7, in Algansee Twp, Branch Co, bu in 

^ ^ Quincy , 
m. William H. Reynolds, May 17,1854, son of Joseph and 

Mary Reynolds 

b. Oct 1,1827, in Conquest, Cayuga Co, NY 
d. Oct 18,1910, bu in Quincy 
Mary was about six months old when the trip from Malahide 
to Branch Co, was started. She was baptized in the RLDS Chur- 
ch in 1866. She was a friendly person always ready to help 
others. 

William was ordained an Elder in the RLDS Church, on June2, 
1864 and was the first President of the Coldwater Church. 

Their farm was in Algansee Township, Branch County, MI 



82 Part I Ch III 

Children; Fremont and Alma 

Fremont Reynolds - son of Mary Jane Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. June 15,1855, in Quincy Twp, Branch County 
d. Feb 28,1908, bu in Quincy 

m. Viola B. Winchell in 1877, in Algansee Twp, dau of 
Stephen and Carolyn (Knapp) Winchell 

b. July 23,1862; d. Mar 22,1927, bu in Quincy 
One son Ross, as follows: 
Roscoe "Ross" Reynolds 

b. Nov 29,1879; d. Mar 24,1952, bu in Quincy 
m. Ila Mabel Russell, Oct 19,1922 in Sherwood Twp, 
Branch Co, MI, dau of William and Elsie (Palmer) Russell 
b. June 9,1893, in Sherwood Twp 
Ila taught school before her marriage; she is active in ch- 
aritable work and is a Sunday School teacher. Living in 
Algansee Twp (19 76) 

Alma Reynolds - son of Mary Jane Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. April 27,1867 in Algansee Twp 
d. Jan 24,1933, bu in Quincy 
He fell from a tree, at age of six and badly injured both 
knees; they never fully recovered. Todays surgical knowledge 
probably would have overcome such a handicap. He did farm 
work and was living with his nephew Ross at the time of his 
death. 

SARAH ANN CORLESS - dau of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 

b. Jan 24,1838, in Quincy Twp; d. June 1904 in Cameron^ 

m. Nathan S."Nate" Brooks, Feb 19,1865, son of David 
and Charlotte (Chase) Brooks. The marriage record listed 
Nathan's home as Quincy Twp 

b. Feb 15,1839, in Elgin County , Ontario 
d. Dec 23,1927 on Son's farm near Independence, MO 
They were prosperous farmers in Iowa, sold out in later 
years, and bought farm property near Independence, MO. 
One son Dixon 

See Dixon Brooks for continuance. 
LEVI "Leaf" CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 
b. April 23,1841, in Quincy Twp 
d. Mar 31,1890, in Ovid Twp, bu in Coldwater 
m, Catherine "Kate" Whiteman, Jan 7,1868 in Branch Co, 
dau of Uriah and Fannie (Wilcox) Whiteman 

b. May 11,1844 in Adams Twp, Seneca Co, Ohio 
d. Nov 2,1901, bu in Coldwater 
Levi and Kate moved to Ovid Twp about 1870 and he built the 
home where their boys were brought up. Levi liked to hunt for 
food, and he appreciated good weapons. My father said that it 
was a bad day if his father used more than eight shots to get 
seven squirrels, shot through the head with a muzzle loading 
gun on a Sunday morning hunt. Levi bought a new 40-86 Lever 
Action Winchester in 1886, which was the pride of the family 



Part I Ch III 83 

for many years. Fresh meat was a treat in the days when corn- 
meal, potatoes and salt pork were the principal winter food 
items . 

Kate made candles, and spun wool on the old spinning wheel 
as was customary in those days. She was afraid of the water, 
and as a result of that her sons never learned to swim. 
Children: Ebba and Kidd 

EBBA CORLESS - son of Levi Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Nov 9,1868, in Quincy Twp 
d. Dec 2,1941 in Quincy, bu in Lester Cemetery, 

Algansee Twp 
m. Cynthia Gray, Nov- 27, 1889, dau of Darwin and Julia 
(Archer) Gray 

b. May 15,1871 

d. May 16,1960, bu in Lester Cemetery 
Ebba grew up on a farm in Ovid Twp; he did not care for 
farming and studied and worked his way to become a Stationary 
Steam Engineer. Steam Engines were his pride and joy. Steam 
power plants in the days before they became so large and 
automated, had a lifetime fascination for some people that 
only an artist might understand. Each boiler and each engine 
had its own personality, in a sense. Keeping them operating 
perfectly was more than just a job, it almost might be called 
a labor of love. 

The development of Steam Power Systems was a major epoch in 
Man's History. Steam Power changed ocean crossing time from 
unpredictable weeks to dependable days, furnished power to 
operate factories, and perhaps more importantly made the 
large scale generation of electricity possible. Small wonder 
then that young men devoted their lives to the operation and 
maintenance of the plants that powered factories, made muni- 
cipal water systems and brought electricity to communities 
across the country. Ebba's first car was a 1912 Brush, which 
I remember seeing when he proudly drove it out to the farm. 
Children: one child stillborn, bu in Lester Cemetery 
KIDD CORLESS - son of Levi Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Sept 12,1873 in Ovid Twp, Branch Co, MI 
d. Aug 16,1953 in Quincy; bu in Coldwater 
m. Regena Erthilda "Gena" Bates, Nov 6,189 7, in Cold- 
water, dau of Myron and Mary Jane (Bradley) Bates of Cold- 
water, b. Dec 14,1872, in Coldwater 

d. Dec 14,1950, in Coldwater, bu in Coldwater 
Kidd's name resulted simply from the fact that his parents 
never agreed on a name. He completed the eighth grade at the 
Kerns Country school, a mile west of home, and like many other 
boys of the time, did not go on to high school. He loved the 
violin and sometime after the death of his father, his Aunt 
Mary Jane Reynolds provided financial assistance for him 
to study the violin in Ypsilanti for a time. He liked to play 
for country dances and also enjoyed classical music. He play- 



84 Part I Ch III 

ed in and was the business manager of a Church Orchestra for 
several years, and taught violin lessons. Like his older bro- 
ther Ebba, he did not care for farming. He learned the trade 
of painting and paperhanging from his father-in-law, worked 
hard on Correspondence Courses in the study of mathematics, 
steam power and basic electricity, and at the first opportun- 
ity went into power plant work. 

A newspaper article in the Quincy Herald of Mar 19,1906 
read as follows: 

"Kidd Corless who has held the position of first engineer 
at the Quincy Power House the past two years has resigned to 
take effect, April 1st. Ebb Corless (his brother) who has 
been second Engineer for a long time will take his place. Mr. 
Corless expects to move to Youngstown, Ohio where a good pos- 
ition awaits him in the electrical plant of a steel mill. Mr. 
Corless has been a very careful and painstaking engineer and 
the Corporation will be sorry to lose him." He enjoyed the 
work and soon accepted the position of Assistant Master Mech- 
anic with Inland Steel, in Indiana Harbor, IN. Health problems 
took their toll in a few years, and after a prolonged illness, 
was told by his doctors that he never could work inside again. 
A newspaper article in the Coldwater Courier of Mar 25,1910 
read as follows: "Kidd Corless and family of Indiana Harbor, 
Indiana, moved onto their farm south east of Coldwater with 
the intention of enjoying country life. As Mr. Corless had 
spent his early life here and had been gone nearly fifteen 
years, his old neighbors were glad to welcome him back. As 
Mrs. Corless has never lived on a farm, her neighbors were an- 
xious to introduce her to farm life. Wednesday evening they 
gathered at the house, each taking a hen with them. When Mrs. 
Corless heard the barnyard chorus, she came to the door and 
was presented with a dozen hens, a rooster, and two pigs. The 
evening was spent with music and a good visit, and all decid- 
ed that a hen shower was more desirable than a hen party. All 
departed at a late hour, wishing them success in their future 
life." 

Farming was still a bore, he was much more interested in 
steam powered threshing equipment, and so after three years, 
they sold the farm and moved in to Coldwater. He became an 
excellent boiler maker and toolmaker. 

Kidd was active in the Masonic Lodges in Coldwater for many 
years; his father had been a Mason in spite of his mother's 
disapproval, for she was brought up to believe the worst of 
the stories about the Morgan Case in New York in 1810. During 
the Second World War, Kidd taught machine tool classes in the 
community school. 

Regena taught in the Fox and Fisk Country schools near 
Coldwater for several years, prior to marriage. She was brou- 
ght up very strictly in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
attended regularly all her life. She always worked hard in 



Part I Ch III 85 

maintaining a good home, and helping to "make ends meet", as 
was the expression of the day. Her father's brother, Byron 
Bates, ran away from home, at age sixteen, to join the Army, 
and starved to death in Libby Prison, Virginia, during the 
latter part of the Civil War. George S. Bradley, Regena's mo- 
ther's brother, was a Chaplain in General Sherman's Army dur- 
ing the War. George's grandfather, Benjamin Bradley, served 
during the Revolutionary War and was at West Point at the 
time of the Arnold episode. George well remembered his grand- 
father Benjamin telling stories of the War. Regena's grand- 
mother Bradley was Hannah Mason, and Mae Corless has traced 
the Mason line back to a Miles Mason, who was born in England 
in the 1400s. One of Hannah's ancestors was Robert Tuf ton- 
Mason who was appointed Lord Proprietor of New Hampshire in 

1681. 

Children: Marjorie,Thelma and Lee 

MARJORIE LORENE CORLESS - dau of Kidd Corless (Levi, 
b. Aug 25, 1898, in Coldwater,MI Hiram, Jesse) 
d. Dec 4,1955, in Saginaw, Mi, bu Saginaw, MI 
m. Leonard Edward Glass, Mar 24,1928 in Detroit, MI, 
son of Samuel Stewart and Elizabeth (Beattie) Glass of London, 
b. July 28,1898 in London Ontario 

d. 1960 in Saginaw, bu in Saginaw 
m. 2nd Hettie (Miller) Gebhardt , Nov 21,1957 
b. Sept 23,1905 in Saginaw, MI 
Marjorie studied singing and sang locally for a number of 
years. She went into office work after high school graduation, 
then attended Cleary Business College in Ypsilanti,MI for a 
year. She was a substitute teacher in the College during the 
last half of the year. Secretarial work in Detroit preceded 
marriage. She became active in Girl Scouting when her daugh- 
ters were young and prior to her death she was the Acting 
Director for the Saginaw Valley Girl Scout Council Off ice. She 
was a member of the Saginaw Chapter of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

Leonard joined the Canadian Army at the age of sixteen and 
served throughout the First World War in France, was wounded 
during the Battle of the Somme. I think that it is interest- 
ing to note that on July 1,1916, the first day of the Battle 
of the Somme, the British Forces suffered nearly 60,000 cas- 
ualties, with no significant advance. Leonard went to Detroit 
to work and became a District Manager for Chevrolet. He later 
switched to Prudential Insurance and was an agent for many 
years. He was a member of the Knights Templar. 
Children: Ann and Ruth 

Ann Kathryn Glass - dau of Marjorie Corless (Kidd, 

Levi, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Aug 24,19 30, in Fremont, Ohio 

m. Louis E. Rupp, Aug 25,1953 in Detroit, son of 
Edward and Emily (Aubin) Rupp; b. Feb 25,1926 in Detroit, MI 



86 Part I Ch III 

Ann graduated from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, 
MI in 195 3 with a B.S. Degree; she received an M. A. Degree in 
1964 from Wayne State University, Detroit; and has taken add- 
itional courses in Counselor Education at University of Mich- 
igan, She is a member of Michigan Assoc, of Woman Deans Ad- 
ministrators and Counselors, was Secretary in 1973-75; Treas- 
urer in 19 75^-77 and served as Chairperson. She is a member of 
Michigan and American Personnel and Guidance Associations, 
American College Personnel Association, and the National Voc- 
ational Guidance Assoc, and the Sigma Sigma Sigma Aluimiae. 
Her hobbies involve figure skating, skiing, swimming, and 
postal card collecting. She was involved in teaching special 
education for several years, sponsoring of girls sports act- 
ivities and in municipal recreation. She is a Counselor in a 
Community College and a Municipal Playground Co-ordinator . 

Louis received a B.S. Degree in 1953 from Central Michigan 
University, and an M. A. Degree from there in 1961. He served 
in the Army for three years, was a teacher, football coach, 
ski coach, gymnastics coach and assistant principal in the 
St Clair Shores public schools; is now a Community College 
Counselor. He is a member of Michigan and American Personnel 
and Guidance Associations, the American College Personnel 
Assoc, the D.A.V. and theAMVETS. He was a Presenter at the 
19 75 APGA and APCPA Conventions, and 19 76 American Vocational 
Assoc. National Convention. They built their summer home at 
Higgins Lake, MI, during vacations and week-ends; he enjoys 
skiing, paddle ball and golf; they both enjoy snow-mob i ling, 
cross country skiing and travel. 

They live in Sterling Heights, Mi (19 79) 

Ruth Marjorie Glass - dau of Marjorie Corless, 

(Kidd, Levi, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 13,19 33, in Mt .Pleasant , MI 
m. Joseph Edward McNitt, Aug 6,1966 in Chicago, 
XL, son of Raymond and Mary (Farley) McNitt . 
b.Oct 25,1929, in Chicago 

Ruth was graduated cum laude from Michigan State Univers- 
ity with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics, with a minor in Com- 
munication Art. Immediately went into her chosen field of 
advertising, her first position was with the National Live 
Stock and Meat Board in Chicago, where her work included tel- 
evision demonstrations throughout the U.S., public relations 
with television stations, film production, food photography 
and television publicity writing. Then came three years with 
Quaker Oats Company as a Test Kitchen Home Economist, after 
which she joined the Staff of Wilson, Inc., to set up a form- 
at for their Home Economics Department as a specialized serv- 
ice and promotion unit of the advertizing department. Follow- 
ing this she joined the J. Walter Thompson Company where she 
had responsibilities in the development of national advertis- 



Part I Ch III 87 

Ing campaigns for such companies as 7-Up, Kraft, Campbell 
Taggart Bakeries, Oscar Mayer, Puss and Boots Cat Food, Ken- 
L-Rations Productions and Sunbeam (Beauty and Health Prod- 
ucts) . She has been with Grey North, Inc., since 1972 and is 
Vice-President . 

Joe was graduated Phi Betta Kappa with a B. A. Degree from Notre 
Dame Univ. , then attended Northwestern University for his Law 
Degree. He served a term in the Army, then became a specialist 
in Real Estate Law. He enjoys reading and skating; they both 
enjoy skiing, the Opera and Theatre. 

They live in Chicago (19 79) 
One son Brian, b. Dec 28,1969 
THELMA LEMOINE CORLESS - dau of Kidd Corless (Levi 
b. Feb 21,1903, in Quincy,MI Hiram, Jesse) 

m. Myron J. Dikeman, Sept 1A,1940, in Detroit, MI, son 
of Hollis K & Mary Ann (Green) Dikeman. 

b. July 21, 1882 in Vermontville,MI 
d. July 25,1966 in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, bu in 
Coldwater,MI. 

Thelma began studying piano at the age of ten, progressed 
rapidly and started teaching at age thirteen. She played as 
an accompanyist for vocal and instrumental artists and play- 
ed piano in an orchestra. She studied pipe organ. Then went 
to Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Mary land where as a res- 
ult of prior studies and much hard work she completed the 
three year course in one year. She was a member of the Battle 
Creek College (Michigan) Faculty, in the Music Department as 
a performing artist and teacher during the period 1927-1930. 
She went to Detroit and to Grosse Pointe where she has given 
private piano lessons for many years. She has worked with 
partially sighted and blind children, and is author of a Pi- 
ano Study Book, done in Braille, composed specifically for 
the blind. She is one of less than one hundred people in the 
United States who are certified by the Library of Congress as 
transcribers of music for Braille. She is a member of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, has traveled to many 
countries, and made a round-the-world trip. 

Myron graduated with B.S AND C.E. Degrees in Engineering 
from Michigan State College (now Michigan State Univ.) Stud- 
ied Law at University of Detroit, where he received his LLB 
and JD Degrees. He was an inventor and an Attorney at Law 
with his office in Detroit where he specialized in Patent Work, 
handling court cases up to and including the Supreme Court. 
Thelma lives in Detroit (19 79) 

LEE MYRON CORLESS - son of Kidd Corless (Levi, Hi ram 
b. Aug 25,1905, in Quincy,MI Jesse) 

m. Mae Elizabeth Brinkman, June 23,1930, in the 
Peoples Church in East Lansing, Mi, dau of George Alexander 
and Olive Cornelia (Stowell) Brinkman of Chicago Heights, IL. 



88 Part I Ch III 

George was a Lawyer and a Judge in Chicago Heights, 
b. May 13,190 7 in Chicago Heights, IL 

Lee served an apprenticeship in tool and die work in Cold- 
water before entering college, and graduated from Michigan 
State University with a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 
He worked in the Experimental Engineering Department of Chev- 
rolet (Including three years at the General Motors Proving 
Ground) until volunteering for active duty in the Army early 
in 19A1. He first served as a Shop Superintendent in the ex- 
panding Army Motor Schools in Fort Warren, Wyoming, and rose 
to be the Director of Motor Training of the Drivers and Mech- 
anics Schools with the rank of Lt . Colonel. In November of 
1943 he activated the 163rd QM (Mobile) Truck Battalion, tr- 
ained in Texas and Louisiana, and went to England in May 1944. 
The Battalion served throughout the War in Europe, including 
the "Red Ball Express" and the "Battle of the Bulge." Shortly 
after the ending of the War in Europe, he assumed command of 
the 467th Group, T.C. with seven Battalions and 42 Truck Comp- 
anies, with Headquarters near Nuremberg, Germany. He returned 
home as a Colonel, with five Battle Stars and a Bronze Star 
awarded for service in close support of General Patton's 3rd 
Army. Following the War he became the Experimental Engineer 
for the Hudson Motor Car Company and upon their closing, join- 
ed the Ford Motor Company Engineering Department. After re- 
tirement he did considerable work with tubeless tire bead- 
seating (tire inflation) equipment and obtained numerous U.S. 
and foreign Patents. He served as an auxiliary police officer 
during the period 196 8 - 19 78. 

He is a member of the York and Scottish Rites of Masonry and 
the Shrine, National Sojourners, Society of Automotive Engin- 
eers, Reserve Officers Association, Military Order of the 
World Wars, American Defense Preparedness Association, Sons of 
the American Revolution, Fine Arts Society of Detroit and the 
Founders Society of the Detroit Art Museum. 

Mae lived with her Stowell Grandparents after the death of 
her father and graduated from the Colon, Michigan High School. 
The Stowell Genealogy by W.H.H. Stowell, first published about 
1920. is an extensive work on the Stowell lineage with inform- 
ation to the year 1066 in England; on her Great Grandmother's 
side Mae is a descendant of Oliver Adams and Daniel Webster 
Families. She graduated from Michigan State College with a 
BS Degree in Home Economics with Smith-Hughes and Life Teach- 
ing Certificates, taught in the Bangor, MI High School before 
marriage. She is an accomplished tailor and dressmaker, does 
oil painting, knitting, craft work in jewelry, leather and 
copper enameling. She was a member of the American Association 
of University Women and the Crosse Pointe Artist Association 
for many years, is a member of the National Society Daughters 
of the American Colonists, is a member of the National Society 



Part I Ch III 89 

of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Fine Arts 
Society, and the Founders Society of the Detroit Art Museum. 
They enjoy Theatre, Opera, reading and travel. 

They live in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan (1979) 
Children: Robert, James and Linda 

ROBERT LEE CORLESS - son of Lee Corless (Kidd,Levi, 
b. Aug 2,19^33 in Detroit, MI Hiram, Jesse) 
m. Karin Buttner in 1958 in Karlsruhe, Germany, 
dau of Georg and Helga (Kaufman) Buttner. Georg was one of 
the top officials in the German Civil Courts, was sent to Po- 
land during the German rule and died there of Scarlet Fever 
in 194A. Helga' s experiences in caring for two small daught- 
ers and eventually escaping to West Germany are worthy of a 
book. Karin attended the University of Geneva, majoring in 
languages and law. She later graduated from Monmouth College 
New Jersey and received a Masters Degree from the University 
of California Berkeley in Languages, 
b. July 23,1937 
Divorced in 1968 

m. 2nd Anna Marie Monteski in 19 71 in Honolulu, 
Hawaii, dau of Cosmer Lawrence and Ann Caroline (Kerian) 
Monteski b. Dec 21,19 33 in Grafton, North Dakota 

Robert graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. 
Degree in Mathematics, with an Army Commission in the Signal 
Corps. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. During 
his first year of Army duty he accepted a Regular commission. 
He served in Colorado, Germany, New Jersey, Korea, Georgia, 
Thailand, Vietnam, Hawaii and Texas. During the early years 
he worked in Communications (radio, telephone and satellite) 
and later in data computing and programing. His Decorations 
include a Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Service Star, 
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gall- 
antry with Palm, and the Bronze Star Medal. Upon retirement 
in 19 76, they moved back to Hawaii, where he is working in 
the computer business. He enjoys ocean sailing and electron- 
ics experimentation. 

Ann graduated from St. Benedicts College of Minnesota with 
B.S. Degree in Home Economics, taught school for several years, 
changed to secretarial work. She has worked in SanFrancisco, 
New York, Texas and Hawaii. She enjoys photography (has won 
several awards in shows) , sewing and designing. 

They both like to travel and have extensively. They live 
in Honolulu. 

Children: Christopher and Bernard by Karin 
CHRISTOPHER LEE "CHRIS" CORLESS - son of Robert 

Corless (Lee, Kidd, Levi, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Feb 8,1959 in Heidelberg, Germany (Army 

Hospital) 



90 Part I Ch III 

Chris was an Honor Student in High School, spent two summ- 
ers in Europe, enjoys skiing, back-packing and reading. He 
is attending Univ of CA, Berkeley, (19 79) Majoring in Mole- 
cular Biology 

ANDREW BERNARD "BERNIE" CORLESS - son of Robert 

Cor less (Lee, Kidd, Levi, Hiram, Jesse) 

b. Jan 27,1962, in Fort Monmouth Army Hospital 

Bernie is an excellent student, enjoys things mechanical, 

skiing, hiking and camping, Finished Orinda, CA High School 

^"""^^^^ JAMES HIRAM "JIM" CORLESS - son of Lee Corless 

(Kidd, Levi, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Jan 12,19 37, Oakland Co, MI 
m. Beverly Smith, in 1962, of Crosse Pointe,MI 
divorced in 196A 
James attended Michigan State University and has an Assoc- 
iate Degree from Macomb Community College. He is a member of 
Mensa, has traveled in Europe and lived in Hawaii for a time. 
He enjoys tool design, machine tool work and electronics. 
Lives in Roseville,MI (19 79) 
LINDA LOUISE CORLESS - dau of Lee Corless (Kidd, 

Levi, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. Aug 23,1947 in Crosse Pointe Farms, MI 
m. Robert Orin Mazzola, May 6,196 7, in Crosse 
Pointe Woods, son of Dominic and Virginia Marie (Nielson) 

Mazzola. , „ -,,- -,^,/ . r. 

b. Nov 15,1944 in Detroit 

Linda attended Ferris State University for a time, then op- 
ted for the Banking business and later marriage. 

Robert attended Texas Lutheran College, has two Associate 
Degrees from Macomb Community College, and is employed by Un- 
iroyal in marketing and Sales. They lived in St Clair Shores, 
MI and now in Bettendorf , lA (19 79) 

One son Michael David Mazzola b. Mar 21,19 76, in 
Detroit, MI 

PHOEBE CORLESS - dau of Hiram (Jesse) 
b. Dec 29,1846, in Quincy Twp 
d. Mar 6,190 3, in Lamoni,Iowa, bu there 
m. Henry B. Brooks, July 4,1868, in Fayette County, lA, 
son of Benjam and Nancy Olive (Harris) Brooks. 

b. Sept 7,1833, in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ont 
d. April 22,1895, in Lamoni, and bu there 
Phoebe taught school in Angola, Indiana for a short time 
and then taught school in Iowa before her marriage. As a br- 
ide she went to the log house, in which Henry and his mother 
were living. It had been built in 1855 by Henry's parents wh- 
en they went to that part of the State. Helene Brooks Green, 
wrote about her parent's descriptions of Phoebe, that she was 
gay, gentle and out-going. 

Children: Levi, Fred, Benjamin, twins Roy and Ray, George 
Nellie and John 



Part I Ch III 91 

SEE HENRY BROOKS for continuation 
MICAGER "CAGE" CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 
b. Mar 3,1850, in Quincy Twp, Michigan 
d. Dec 10,1909, bu in Quincy Cemetery 
m. Elizabeth Lusette "Libby" Earnhardt, April 6,1872, 
dau of George and Elizabeth (Hillard) Earnhardt, 
b. May 25,1852, in New York State 
d. June 19,1929, bu in Quincy Cemetery 
m. 2nd Ami Whitney, Oct 3,1917, dau of Isaac and Jane 
(Woorere) Whitney, 
b. ca 1837 
A Newspaper Article of Aug 5, 1879, said that "Micager was 
a bit emaciated, due to hot weather, but could still kick the 
beam at 240 pounds. Now has a good farm and buildings, he cl- 
eared most of it" They farmed near Quincy 

Children: Minnie, Eva, Sarah and Eurton 
MINNIE IRENE CORLESS - dau of Micager Corless (Hiram, 
b. Mar 9,1873, in Coldwater Jesse) 

d. 1956, bu in Quincy 

m. Andrew C. Boyer, Oct 30,1890, son of Amos A. and 
Anna (Cope) Boyer 

b. Oct 31,1865; d. 1950, bu in Quincy 
Children: Minnie and Grace 

Winnifred E. "Minnie" Boyer - dau of Minnie Corless 

(Mi eager, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. June 4,1891, in Ovid Twp 
d. Sept 21,1968, bu in Coldwater 
m. Herman Deuser 

One daughter, Olane m. Russell Martin 
They had a grocery store in Coldwater, at one time. 
Grace "Gracie" I. Boyer - dau of Minnie Corless (Mic- 
ager, Hi ram, Jesse) 
b. June 30,189 7, in Butler Twp, Branch Co, MI 
d. ca 1903 
EVA L. CORLESS - dau of Micager Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. July 20,1874, in Quincy 
d. July 20,1940, bu in Quincy 
"Tn. Joseph R. Locklin, Aug 11,1894, son of Bill and 
Mary (Scott) Locklin 

b. ca 1869; d. Dec 2,1950, bu in Quincy 
They farmed in Branch County 
Children: Olive, McCager, Jesse, Goldie 
McCager Locklin - son of Eva Corless (McCager, Hiram 
b.Sept 19,1899 in Branch County • Jesse) 
m. Pauline Quimby, May 13,1939 

b. Nov 19,1917 in Branch County 
They farm in southeastern Branch County (19 77) 
Children: Teddy , John, Sharon, Patsy and Donald as 
follows : 



92 Part I Ch III 

Teddy Mack Locklin 

b. Oct 24,1940 in Branch County 
John Joe Locklin 

b. Aug 27,1942 in Branch County 
m. Sherry Smith, July 2,1966 
Sharon Louise Locklin 

b. Dec 26,1944 in Branch County 
m. Terry Lloyd, Sept 6,1963 (of Texas) 
Patsy Jean Locklin 

b. July 5,1947 in Angola, IN 
m. Keith Thornton, Dec 28,1968, of Elsie, MI 
Donald Lee Locklin 

b. Sept 25,1950 in Branch Co 
SARAH JANE CORLESS - dau of Micager Corless (Hiram, 
b. May 15, 1876, in Butler Twp, Branch Co Jesse) 
d. June 25,1946, bu in Quincy 

m. Fred A. Fisk, June 27,1895, son of Fred A.Sr. and 
Delora (Clair) Fisk. Divorced 

b. July 18,1876 in Grand Ledge, Michigan 
d. Dec 10,1909 in Branch County 
m. 2nd Riley Craft, ca 1905, son of Silas and Lucenna 
(Dean) Craft. Riley was a nephew of Janet Craft (Mrs David 
Corless) and a cousin of Jeannette Craft Wilbur (Mother of 
Don Wilbur) 

b. Oct 1,1876 d. Jan 1935, bu in Quincy 
Children: Douglas and Hazel 

Douglas Ralph Fisk - son of Sarah J. Corless 
b. June 19,1896 in Coldwater 
d. Nov 3,1970, bu in Quincy 
m. Jessie May Windorf 

b. d. 1941 
m. 2nd Rahah Pearl Partridge 

d. April 13,1966 
He farmed in Branch County, MI 
Hazel Maude Fisk - dau of Sarah J. Corless (Micager, 
b. Mar 15,1897; d. Feb 13,1928 Jesse) 

m. Mr. Deam 

One dau Doris b ; d. ca 19 70 
m. Mr. Omo Renshaw 
BURTON "BERT" CORLESS - son of Micager Corless (Hiram, 
b. July 6,1879 Jesse) 

d. Sept 20,1902, bu in Quincy 

m. Ethel Crist, Dec 4,1899, in Branch Co, dau of John 
N. and Teressa Crist 

b. June 5,1876 in Branch County 
According to family legend Ethel left Burton, changed her 
mind and returned to ask forgiveness, but too late, just in 
time for his funeral. 

HIRAM CORLESS, JR - son of Hiram Corless (Jesse) 
b. Nov 28,1855, in Quincy Twp 



Part I Ch III 



93 



d. Dec 25,1917, in Mayo Hospital, bu in Quincy 
m. Emma Earnhardt, Aug 9,1874 in Quincy, dau of George 
and Elizabeth (Hillard) Earnhardt, and sister of Libby 
b. May 23,1855, in New York State 
d. Oct 2,1884, bu in Quincy 

m. 2nd May Augusta Swan, Sept 24,1885 in Coldwater, 
dau of Joseph and Louisa (Mowry) Swan 

b. May 16,1858; d. April 1,1909, bu in Quincy 
m. 3rd Mrs Dora Caldwell, Mar 11,1911 in Branch Co, 
dau of John Williams 

b. ca 1855, in New York State 
Hiram's farm was in Quincy Twp, Branch County, MI 
Children: Elmer, Bella and Ethel by Emma 

Hazel and Cecile by May 
ELMER CORLESS - son of Hiram Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Oct 2,1875; d. 1936 
m. Lived in Chicago 

A Newspaper account of the Family Picnic, Aug 30,1902, list- 
ed Mrs Elmer Corless of Chicago as attending with her two 

children. Children: RONALD, ETHEL and DOROTHY 

L. BELLA CORLESS- dau of Hiram Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. May 13,1879; d. , her ashes were bu on the 
Speer property near Albany, GA 

m. Dr Clifford C. Robinson, July 1,1903, in Branch 
Co, son of Clarence R. and Agnes (Clark) Robinson of Indiana 
Harbor, IN b. ca 1876; d. 1938 

Clifford was a Company Doctor for a Steel Mill in Gary, IN 
They may have lived in Chicago at one time 
Two sons deceased 
ETHEL CORLESS - dau of Hiram Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 

b. Sept 9,1881; d 

m. Harry Crouch, Oct 19,1908, in Branch Co, son of 
C.F. and Beulah (Day) Crouch. Divorced 
b. ca 1881 
ra. 2nd E.L. Page 

Children: Pauline and Gwendalyn Crouch 
HAZEL M. CORLESS - dau of Hiram Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 

b. 1890; d. at 3 months of Whooping Cough 
CECILE CORLESS - dau of Hiram Corless (Hiram, Jesse) 
b. July 26,1894, in Branch Co, MI 
d. Sept 10,1974, bu in Albany, GA 

m. Earl Leroy Speer, Dec 24,1917, in Coldwater, son 
of Robert Cargill and Harriet (Barrett) Speer 

b. July 28,1889, in Blue Hill, Nebraska 
d. April 10,19 74, in Albany, GA 
Earl was the first Peanut Broker in the United States with 
Offices in Chicago. He was a member of the Rotary. They lived 
in Park Ridge, IL until they moved to Albany in 19 31 
One son: Robert 



94 Part I Ch III 

Robert "Buddy" Corless Speer - son of Cecile Corless 

, XT oi 1001 • m, • TT (Hiram, Hiram, Jesse) 
b. Nov 21, 1921, m Chicago, IL ^ » ' ' 

m. Frances Geraldine "Jere" Hubbard, Oct 23,1942 in 
Albany, GA, dau of Rector "Rex" and Clara Maud (Parker)Hubbard 
b. Sept 22,1920, in Plains, GA 
Buddy attended Riverside in Gainsville,GA, Darlington in 
Rome,GA, and the University of the South in Sewanee,TN. He 
has been associated with the peanut business since 
1942, with his father from 1946, until his father's death. In 
19 76 Robert and Geraldine formed their own Peanut Brokerage 
firm of B.& J. Brokerage Corporation. Robert is a Rotarian. 

Jere attended Shorter College in Rome,GA, The American Acad- 
emy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and graduated at Wesley- 
an College in Macon, GA. She enjoys doing all types of Crafts 
and Needle work. They live in Suffolk, Virginia (19 77) 

Children: Julane, Sharon and twins Robin and Robert 
Sandra "Julane" Speer 

b. Aug 8,1944, in Marianna, Florida 
m. James Forehand Russell, Dec 2 7,1964, in 
Frances Sharon Speer Suffolk, VA 

b. April 14,1948, in Troy, Alabama 
m. Phillip E. Pope, in 1963 
divorced in 19 71 
Robin Parker Speer 

b. Oct 1,1954, in Suffolk, VA 
Robert Corless Speer, Jr. 

b. Oct 1,1954 in Suffolk, VA 
m. Terri Roy, June 19 76 in Louisville, KY 
NANCY SALISBURY CORLESS - dau of Mary Jane Salisbury and 

foster dau of Hiram Corless 
b. Jan 9,1866, in London, Ontario 

d. Jan 11,1951, in Jackson, MI, bu in West Reading, MI 
m. Sydney Asbury Warner, Jan 24,1885, in Branch Co, Mi, 
son of Asahel "Ace" and Thyrza (Thirza or Theresa) (Holdredge) 

IJo T*r) ay 

b. Nov 23,1863 in Reading Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI 
d. April 7,1944, in Jackson, MI, bu in W.Reading Cemet- 
ery 

Nancy lived in Hiram s home for a short time when about 

seven years old, and then his daughter Mary Jane Reynolds, 
took her to raise. 

Sydney and Nancy farmed for a few years in Algansee Twp, 
Branch Co, MI, living in a log house. They moved to Adrian, MI 
for a time and then on to Detroit, ca 1912, where Sydney be- 
came a carpenter. They lived in Quincy, MI, after retirement. 
Children: Lola, Ray and one who died in infancy 
Lola Otha Warner - dau of Nancy Corless 

b. April 18,1888 in Algansee Twp, in a log house 

d. July 28,1972 in Howell, Mi, and bu there 

m. Burton H. Davis, Sept 14,1910, in Reading, MI, son 



Part I Ch III 95 

of Elmer B. and Estelle Oranda (Hewitt) Davis of Hillsdale, Co. 
b. Dec 31,1887 in Hillsdale Co. 
d. Aug 15,1960 in Howell, MI, bu in Howell 
Lola taught school in Pittsford,MI before marriage. They 
lived in Reading about three years, and then went to Detroit 
in 1915, where Burt had several positions, including that of 
an Auditor for Sun Oil Company. After a few years in Coldwa- 
ter, he retired and they moved to Howell where he was employ- 
ed in a greenhouse owned by their daughter and her husband. 
Children: Margaret and Marlin 
Margaret Estella Davis 

b. July 21,1911 in Reading, Michigan 
m. Clifton Wallace Heller, June 28, 1935, in Detroit 
Marlin Warner Davis; d. 1918 at age 7 weeks 
Ray Asahel Warner - son of Nancy Corless 
b. Sept 21,1889, in Algansee Twp 

d. Mar 29,1951 in Jackson, Mi. The funeral service was 
Masonic and he was buried north of Jackson 
m. Inez Jane McClure, Aug 28,1914 
b. Nov 5,1889, in Jackson 
d. Jan 9,1937, bu in Jackson 
m. 2nd Hazel Decke Osborn 
Ray did electrical service work for the International Busi- 
ness Machine Corporation. He was a Mason 

Children: Frances, Kathryne, Burton, Sydney, as follows: 
Frances Elizabeth Warner 
b. Oct 2,1915 

m. Harold Earl Briggs,Oct 14,19 39 
Kathryne Nancy Warner 
b. June 25,1918 

m. Leonard McLaury, June 5,19 37; divorced 
m. 2nd William Graf fa, Aug 26,1950, in Jackson 
Burton Ray Warner 
b. Dec 29,1920 

m. Patricia Seckinger, ca 1947, of Michigan Center, 
Sidney Horace Warner MI 

b. Dec 28,1923 
m. Audrey Joan Watson, Feb 27,1946 



96 Part I 



CHAPTER IV 



I 



LAURA. CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless 

b. Nov 18,1804, in Madison County, New York 
d. Oct 13,1880, in Elgin County .Ontario, bu in Avon,Ont 
m. Peter M. Whaley, Dec 26,1822 in Prescott Co.Ont., son 
of Samuel Whaley, of Chatham Twp,Argenteuil County, Quebec, 
b. May 31,1794; d. Jan 7,1883, bu in Avon. 
Their marriage paper has been preserved, it is written in 
longhand on a sheet of paper approximately 7 x 12 inches and 
is quoted verbatim, 

"Where as Peter Whaley of the Township of 
Hawkesbury County Prescott District of 
Ottawa & Province of Upper Canada and 
Laura Corless of the same place was desi- 
reous intermaying with each other and there 
being no Parson or Minister of the Church 
of England living within eighteen miles 
of them or either of them they have app- 
lied to me for that purpose now these are to 
Certify that in pusevance of the powers gran 
ted by an Act of the Legislature of this Pro i 

vince in the thirty third Year of his 
Majestys Reign I Simon Van Kleeck one of his 
Majestys Justices of the Peace having caused 
the Previous notice by the Statute Required 
to be given this day married the said 
Peter Whaley and Laura Corless together 
and they are become legally Contracted 
to each other in Marriage 

Witness 

William LeRoy Peter Whaley 

John Cameron Laura Corless 

Hawkesbury December the 26,1822 
Simon VanKleeck J. P." 

We believe that Laura and Peter established their home in 
Prescott County, and lived there about eight years before 
moving to Elgin County, Ontario. 

Children: Mary , Hopkins , Lyman, Peter, Samuel , Joseph, Jesse, 
Clarissa,Edward, David, Elizabeth and Margaret. 

SEE PETER WHALEY for continuation. 



1 



Part I 



CHAPTER V 



97 



DAVID CORLESS - son of Jesse Corless 

b. Jan 10,1810, in Quebec, probably Argenteuil County 
d, June 24,1882, bu in Springfield, Ontario 
m. Susan Stover, July 26,1831, in St. Thomas Anglican Ch- 
urch, possibly the dau of Peter and Elizabeth Stover. She is 
believed to have been a sister of Jake and Peter Stover. She 
was listed as a spinster, and David as a Yeoman. Witnesses to 
their marriage were Benjamin Harris, George Corporon and 
William Manchester. 

b. ca 1809, in Ontario; d. after Aug 1854 
m, 2nd Ann(Chase)Holraan, Dec 15,1863, of Malahide,dau of 
Alfred Charles and Mary Chase 

b. 1828, in Malahide Twp 

d. Mar 5,1912, bu in Springfield 

David farmed in South Dorchester; a History of North Dor- 
chester said that he operated an Inn in Avon for a time. 
No children 
An 1851 Census shows Lucinda and Jacob Westover, both aged 
9 years, living in David's home. 

Ann Chase's children by her former marriage, also lived in 
David's home. Listed in the 1871 Census as follows: 
Betsy A. Holman b. 1850 in Ontario 
Almira Holman b. 1852 in Ontario 
John Holman b. 1853 in Ontario 

Marandy Holman b. 1855 in Ontario 
Georgene Holman b. 1859 in Ontario 
On Aug 2 7,1872 David witnessed the marriage of Ann's daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, age 23; b. in Malahide, to William Moody, 24 
years, of Bayham, b. Brantford, son of Charles and Charlotte 
Moody. 

David Corless listed in the 1851 Agriculture Census which 
gives his farm as on Concession 7, N 1/8 Lot 3, 25 acres 
held by the family, 8 A. in Cultivation; 8 A in Crops; 17 A. 
in Woods; 3 1/2 A. wheat, 50 bushels; 2 A. peasj 40 bushels; 
2 A. oats, 15 bushels; 1/2 A. potatoes; 30 pounds wool; 50 
pounds maple sugar; 30 yards flannel; 2 oxen, bulls or st- 
eers; 3 milk cows; 3 calves or heifers; 1 horse; 9 sheep; 6 
pigs; 60 pounds butter; 3 pounds cheese; 300 pounds pork. 



98 



Part I Ch VI 
BRADFORD and MATILDA (BROOKS) CORLESS 







•H 


B 


kJ 




^ 


TO 


w 




X 


•H 


M 


• 


rt 


,— 1 




E 


o 




o 




Crt 


3 



e 

TO >^ TO 

Vj tj g 

•H TO e 

K S W 







.-1 






^ 






TO 






3 


•X 




e 


^p^ 


, 


o 


^ 


fd 


u 


pi- 




s: 



T3 










0) 






M 






TO 


c 


J3 


(1) 


(U 


TO 


CO 


TO 


x; 


o 


TO 


i-H 


•H 


C 


0) 


XI 


4-1 


.H 


N 


•1-1 


iJ 


o 


E 


<u 


V-l 


rH 


•r-l 


O 


■U 


(U 


TO 


J= 


0) 


•H 


r-i 


(1) 


01 


h4 


'^ 


H 


« 


Q 


w 


u 


,-1 







c 




<u 






u 




o 




Vj 0) 






o 




en 




TO >. 


TO 




OS 


• 


u 


c 


ao ^ T) 


g 


TO 


o 


E 


TO 


u 


^ ,-1 TO 


S-l 


c 


u 




0) 


Q) 


TO 0) "-H 


o 


T3 


o 




^1 


b 


:^ o o 


z 


U 






o 



CO 

o 
o 
Pi 
ta 



< 

Q 



c 

0) 

-a 



o 

C 
TO 
M 
O 






>-l 














(U 


TO 










4-1 


> 


•a 










c 


o 


f-H 


TO 


C 


lU 


C 


TO 


4J 


•H 


(I 


TO 


CO 


<u 


U 


CO 


J-l 


D 


E 


tn 


1-1 


O 




TO 


TO 


>. 


(U 


.-H 


• 


r) 


s 


hJ 


hJ 


•-) 


u 


3 



01 

c 
o 

c 



c 

0) 

u 

-a 

•H 



to 

D 

O 

E X 



W 












to 






(U 


0) 


(U 


en 


£>0 ^ 


u 


1-1 


Q) 


O TO 


c 


c 


Q 


TO 


c; 


TO 


0) >-. 


)-i 



1-) O fn fe w 





CO 






c 






fd 






G 


0) 


■ 


en 


00 


E 


0) 


il 




CO 


o 




• 


(U 




s 


o 

















•o 
























c 














u 










« 














di 01 






Q) 


TO 


1—1 




c 


TO 








00 ^ 




TO 


•H 


J= 


x: 0) 


OJ 


0) ^ 


T-( 


<u 


Q 




M TO 


0) 


•H 


Wl 


4-1 


TO > 


o 


^ c 


1—1 


to 


M 


• 


TO ^1 


to 


1—1 


(-1 


U 


U 0) 


TO 


M TO 


0) 


to 


> 


E 


X. a 





D 


TO 


0) 


TO 1-1 


U 


TO i^ 


4-1 


Q) 


< 






« 


'-) 


U 


pa 


CO U 


o 


3 P^ 


CO 


'^ 


a 






•*c 























to 




0) 


Hh 




c 


<L 


• 


o 


pM 


E 


>-) 


< 






CO 




Pu 



)-i TO 
0) "C3 



Part I 99 

CHAPTER VI 

BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Jesse Corless 

b. Nov 11,1813, in Argenteuil County, Quebec, probably 
d. May 11,1883, bu in Springf ield,Ont . Chatham Twp 
m. Matilda Brooks, Sept 17,1833. They were married by 
Banns, in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co, Ont . The witnesses were 
Benjamin Brooks and Benjamin Harris. Matilda was a dau of 
Jonathan and Sarah "Sallie" (Steams) Brooks of Windsor Cou- 
nty, VT, and Argenteuil Co, Quebec. 

b. 1816, in Quebec, possibly in LaChute, Argenteuil Co. 
d. 1898, bu in Springfield 

Bradford was about 3 years old when his father died, and 
about 7 years old when his step-father William Welch died, 
both from accidents. Corless fell on a sapling, and Welch was 
felling trees. Nothing is known about Bradford's childhood, 
but as one of eight children it can be safely assumed that he 
worked hard to help his mother keep the children together in 
the rugged frontier area and to retain the farm. 

According to his son Daniel (as told by Daniel's grandaugh- 
ter, Hazel Corless Whitcroft) Bradford walked from his home, 
to Elgin County, as had his older brothers. Philander and 
Hiram. His dog was killed, along the way, by wild animals; he 
stayed with one of the Brooks families for a time. A book pub- 
lished by North Dorchester Historical Society in 1967 tells 
how he followed the trail from the family farm to Avon and 
that he became one of the first six settlers in Avon, Elgin 
Co, Ont. 

The following information was taken from a newspaper art- 
icle about Daniel Corless, Bradford's and Matilda's fourth 
child, published about 1932. 

"Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Corless came from what was then kn- 
own as Lower Canada in 1835" (This statement is contradictory 
in that, while they both came from Lower Canada, Matilda must 
have come with her parents when she was about three years old) 
"and settled on the Ninth Concession of Malahide on the farm 
now owned by Wallace Newell. Later they moved to the Dexter 
Farm and having disposed of it, bought the comer farm now 
owned by Charles Cascaden. On this farm Mr. Corless erected a 
house, the same which still stands there. Daniel was born 
there in 1847, the family moved to Avon in 1849. 

Although the change of residence was made in June, the hou- 
sehold goods were transported by sleds, drawn by ox teams, 
this being the only means of traveling, at that time. There 
were only two houses between Springfield and Avon, a distance 
of six miles. One was on the Dolbear farm now owned by Mrs. 
John Gent, and the other one on the Weadon Walker farm, now 
occupied by Thomas Jolliffe. Land sold at from three to five 
dollars an acre, and the deeds were drawn on sheepskin. 



100 Part I Ch VI 

The Corless family located on a farm that was practically 
all woods. The first task was to build a shelter for the five 
children. Sawmills were many miles away so lumber was not to 
be thought of. But, with sturdy spirit which characterized 
the early settlers, the head of the family soon had a log 
house built. One side was formed of a huge elm log. In this 
were driven stout pegs to which the beds were attached. It 
was necessary to hang sheets above the beds, to prevent the 
dust from the bark roof from coming down on the heads of the 
occupants. On one occasion, while the family was in bed, they 
noticed the sheets moving overhead. On investigation they 
discovered that two large black snakes had taken refuge in the 
soft cloth. Daniel said that when the men were felling trees, 
his mother would gather her little brood together, and run to 
a place of safety for fear the trees would fall on the roof 
of the little cabin, and crush them." 

Wagons were unavailable, there were very few horses, so that 
what grain the settlers were able to grow on the small clear- 
ings, had to be drawn with oxen and sled. There were no mowers 
or reapers; the soil was tilled with what was styled a crotch 
cultivator, simply a crotched stick, cut from a tree. They 
harrowed the ground with limbs from the trees. Daniel remem- 
bered very well when the first mowers and reapers made their 
appearance in the townships, sounding the death knell of the 
cradle and sickles. He also recalled when the flail was the 
only threshing machine in the district. 

Later Bradford owned the first sawmill in Avon, built by 
Lyman Whaley. Bradford became a preacher and preached in the 
Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, which he had contributed towards 
building, and could preach "loud and long", according to one 
story handed down. 

Children: Sarah, David, Lyman, Mary Ann, Fanny , Daniel, 

Jonathan, Hiram and George Bradford 
SARAH M. CORLESS - dau of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 
b. April 1,1834, in Malahide Twp 
d. Jan 27,1860, bu in Old Springfield Cemetery 
m. Peter Jones 

b. d. m. 2nd Elizabeth Taylor 
Children: Mary, Lambert B. and Amanda 
Mary Jones - dau of Sarah Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. d. m. Mr Rubel 

We believe they lived north and west of Port Huron, MI 
and had a son, and a daughter Gertrude. 

Lambert Bradford Jones - son of Sarah Corless (Bradford, 
b. Mar 1859 , probably in Elgin County Jesse) 

d. Feb 1926, bu in Yale, Michigan 
m. Marian Holcomb 

b. 1862 d. 1922, bu in Yale 
Children: Eva Amanda Jones, 1886 - 1952, bu in Yale 



Part I Ch VI 101 

m. Charles V. Andrea 
Roy Lambert Jones, 1888 - 1944, bu in Yale 
m. Ida Marie 1895 - 1967, bu in Yale 
Amanda Jones - dau of Sarah Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
died young 
DAVID CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 

b. Mar 13,1838, in Dorchester Twp, Elgin County, Ont 
d. May 21,1900, bu in Silverwood,MI 

m. Lucinda A. (Emmons) Harger, July 31,1865, in Branch 
Co, MI, witnessed by Levi and Jesse Corless 

b. April 16,1831, in Mt. Morris or Seneca Co, NY 
d. April 10,1890, bu in Quincy,MI, with her first hus- 
band, Rodolphus E. Harger, who died in 1863. They were both 
from Quincy, she came to Michigan when six years old. 

m. 2nd Elizabeth Drake, Jan 7,1877, dau of Imlah and 
Julia (Springsteen) Drake; believed to have been a descendant 
of Sir Francis Drake of England. 

b. Dec 26,1861, in Burgessville, Ontario 
d. July 2,1932, in Ecorse, bu in Silverwood,MI 
David lived for a time in Branch County, MI, and then moved 
to a farm just north of Silverwood,MI . 
Children: by Lucinda: Rose 

by Elizabeth: Julia, Carrie, Bertha, Sarah, Cleve- 
land, Grace , Frank , Warren , Stella 
and Jesse 
ROSA ANN"R0SE" CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, 
b. Feb 23,1868 in Algansee Twp, Branch Co, Jesse) 

ml Elijah "Eli" Ritter, July 10,1887, in Branch County , 
both of Algansee Twp. Divorced 
b. ca 186 7 in Indiana 
m. 2nd Will Sines, July 22,1906, in Coldwater; son of 
Simon and Catherine (Metz) Sines from Ohio 
b. ca 1868 
Children: Clara and Ida 

Clara Ritter - dau of Rose Corless (David, Bradford, 

Jesse) 

b. Feb 29,1889; d. 

m. Glenn Wyantt 

They lived in Detroit at one time 

no children 
Ida Ritter - dau of Rose Corless (David, Bradford, 

b. Dec 24,1887, in Quincy; d. Jesse) 

m. Thomas Cornell 

They lived in Detroit at one time 

One son Thomas Cornell; b. ca 1909 
JULIA M. CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Mar 2,1878, in Silverwood,MI 
d. 1958, in Silverwood,MI 
m. Fred O.Woodard, in 1899, son of Del and Martha 



102 Part I Ch VI 

b. 1872 in Silverwood, d. 1956, bu in Silverwood 
They lived in Lapeer at one time 
Children: Elwin, Francis and Isol 

Elwin Woodard - son of Julia Corless (David, Bradford, 
b. June 22,1900, in Silverwood Jesse) 

d. Oct 1952, bu in Stiles Cemetery, Lapeer, MI 
m. Elsie Grady, Oct 25,1922, in Lapeer 
b. April 22,1904, in Lapeer 
Elwin was a mechanic. Elsie living in Lapeer (19 76) 

Children: Edward, LaVerne and Juanita as follows: 
Edward Woodward 

b. Mar 25,1924, in Lapeer, MI 
m. Rose Wilkie in Lapeer; divorced ca 196 7 
m. 2nd Lucille Wilcox in Lapeer 
LaVerne Woodard 

b. June 17,1927 in Royal Oak, MI 

m. Doris "Dot" ,Mar 4, 1957, in Imlay City, MI 
Juanita Woodard 

b. Aug 14,1929, in Lapeer 
m. Jerry King, ca 1948, in Lapeer 
Francis E. Woodard - son of Julia Corless (David, 
b. 1905 in Silverwood, MI Bradford, Jesse) 

Francis was a brilliant child, but was injured by lightning 
and never fully recovered, when he was a teenager. 
Living in Pontiac,MI (1976) 
Isol Woodard - dau of Julia Corless (David, Bradford, 
b. Sept 23,1910 near Otisville,MI Jesse) 

d. Oct 10,1973, bu in Otisville 

m. William Thomas, ca 1928, son of Charles W. and 
Flossie(Edett)Thomas of Lapeer 

b. July 27,1910, in Battle Creek, MI 
m. 2nd Winnifred Lockwood Perry of Ionia Co, MI 
William farmed for a time and is a carpenter. 
Lives near Lapeer (1977) 
One dau, Catherine as follows: 
Catherine Elaine Thomas 

b. Mar 3,1940 in Lapeer, MI 
m. Delio Pascual, in 1960, in Lapeer 
CARRIE CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Aug 11,1879, in Silverwood, MI 
d. Feb 12,196 7, bu in Silverwood 
m. George Shepheard, Oct 19,1901, near Silverwood 

b. 1854; d. 1908, bu in Silverwood 
m. 2nd James "Phineas" Ficht, Oct 25,1911, son of 
Valentine and Sarah (Drake) Ficht. Sarah was a descendant of 
Sir Francis Drake of England. 

b. 1873; d. 1944, bu in Woodstock, Ontario 
Carrie had an unusual memory and when we were at her home 
near Woodstock, in 1935, she provided full names and many 



Part I Ch VI 103 

dates for her brothers and sisters and their children. 
One dau - Ruth 
Ruth Ficht - dau of Carrie Corless (David, Bradford, 

b. Nov 21,1915, in Riel near Woodstock, Ont -^^^^^^ 
Ruth said that her mother liked to talk about the family, 
and told her many things about them; and thus Ruth was able 
to confirm some of the tales told about the earlier genera- 
tions. Ruth is a Nursing Sister with the St John's Ambulance 
Corp in Woodstock. 

BERTHA M. CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, 
b. Sept 20,1881, in Silverwood,MI Jesse) 

d. May A, 1934, in Rochester, MI, bu in Rochester 
m. Charles Miller in 1901, son of Enos and Subine 
(Bangor) Miller, brother of Oscar Miller 

b. 1876; d. 19A6, bu in Rochester 
Lived in Rochester, MI 
One son David 

David Charles Miller - son of Bertha Corless (David, 
b. Feb 6,1909 in Davison, MI Bradford-Jesse) 

m. Alice Tobler from Three Rivers, MI 
divorced ca 19 30 

m. 2nd Frances Smith of Paducah,KY 
Living in Royal Oak, MI (19 74) 
Children: David and Patricia by Alice 

Guerin and Michael by Frances as follows: 
David Charles Miller, Jr. lives in Bay City, MI (19 74) 
Patricia Miller, lives in Three Rivers, MI (19 74) 
Guerin Miller b. Mar 30,1942 

Michael C. Miller b. Nov 10,1943 
SARAH "Sadie" CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, 
b. Aug 7,1883; d. Dec 1972, bu in Jackson, MI Jesse) 
m. Walter Ferguson in 1904, son of Walter E. and Jane 
(Williams) Ferguson 

b. July 31,1874, near Jackson, MI 
d. Aug 29,1929, near Jackson, MI 
m. 2nd Bernard Degris, May 8,1937 
m. 3rd Robert DeArmand 
m. 4th John Schram 
One daughter Edna 

Edna Fay Ferguson - dau of Sarah Corless 
b. Oct 16,1904 
m. John Frederick Baer 
Edna was raised by Bertha and Charles Miller. She taught 
school in Stoney Creek, MI for a number of years. John is a 
master plumber. 

Two sons as follows: 
John Frederick Baer, Jr. 

b. April 19,1925, in Detroit 
m. Gernith Oakley 



104 Part I Ch VI 

Robert George Baer 

b. Feb 22,1933 

m. Marjorie Vandermeulen 

CLEVELAND CORLESS - son of David Corless (Bradford, 

b. Aug 8,1885, in Silverwood Jesse) 

d. Aug 6,1916 in Flint, killed in a Motorcycle-train 

accident, bu in Silverwood 

m. Alice Henderson, May 13,1902, dau of George and 

(Sickler) Henderson 

b. 1885 in Michigan; d. ca 1912, in Otisville,MI, 

death caused by a team of runaway horses. 

m. 2nd Ella 

Cleveland was a Police Officer in Flint, MI 

Children: Carl, Calvert and Roy 

CARL CORLESS - son of Cleveland Corless (David, 

Bradford, Jesse) 

b. 1905 in Genesee Co, MI 

After the death of his mother Carl was brought up by Mr. 

and Mrs. Howland in Lapeer, MI 

m. Harriet Revell, dau of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Revell 

b. Aug 31,1908; they were divorced 

m, 2nd 

One daughter: 

MARCELINE CORLESS - dau of Carl Corless (Cleveland, 

'v^ -.^r^-, . -r. . David, Bradford, Jesse) 

b. Oct 30,1927, in Detroit, MI ' ' 

d. June 26,19 72, in California 

m. Chester Vetter 

Children: Caroljm and David 

CALVERT CORLESS - son of Cleveland Corless (David, 

1- XA oi Tnn-7 ■ T T n xAT Bradford, Jesse) 

b. May 31,1907 in Tuscola Co, MI 

d. ca 19 70 in Detroit, MI 

m. Rose Brian in 1933, dau of Patrick and Elizabeth 

Phyllis (Sheron) Brian 

b. Nov 11,1902 in Windsor, Ont. 

m. 2nd Steve Banyacsky 

After the death of his mother Calvert was raised by Warren 

Corless in Silverwood, MI. Rose lives near Rockwood,MI (1978) 

Children: Patricia and Beverly 

PATRICIA CORLESS - dau of Calvert Corless 

b. Jan 12,1936 in River Rouge, Ml 
m. Donald Ososkie in 1954 
Living near Detroit, MI (19 78) 
Children as follows: 

Richard Brian Ososkie b. Sept 5,1955 
Donna Ososkie b. Mar 13,1957 

Stephen Ososkie b. July 9,1958 

Patty Lynne Ososkie b. June 5,1959 
David Wayne Ososkie b. May 21,1961 



Part I Ch VI 105 

BEVERLY JUNE CORLESS - dau of Calvert Corless 

(Cleveland, David, Brad ford, Jesse) 
b. Feb 15,1938 in River Rouge, MI 
m. James Bruce Travenetti, son of Emil Peter and 
Olive (Boufford) Travenetti (Travanute) 

b. Feb 24,19 38, in Wyandotte, MI 
James is a co-owner of a retail tire outlet in Detroit. 
Children as follows: 

James Bruce Travenetti, Jr. b. May 17,1962 
Patrick John Travenetti b. Nov 3,1964 
ROY CLARK CORLESS - son of Cleveland Corless (David 
b. Aug 2,1909 in Genesse Co, MI Bradford, Jesse) 
m. Ursula Lily Guenther, Aug 15,19 36, in Detroit, 
dau of Charles and Tilly (Brown) Guenther, both of German 

dsS CGTlt 

b. April 12,1914, in River Rouge, MI 
After the death of his mother Roy was brought up by Mr. and 
Mrs William Moore in Mayville,MI. He was a foreman in the Gr- 
eat Lakes Steel Mills in River Rouge, retired after 37 years 
with the Company. Living in River Rouge, MI (19 77) 
Children: Carol and Warren 

CAROL RUTH CORLESS - dau of Roy Corless (Cleveland, 

David, Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Aug 26,1937, in Detroit 

m. Andrew Hudak, Feb 25,1960 in River Rouge 
Carol was an honor student in High School in River Rouge. 
She majored in Business Administration, is an assistant off- 
ice manager for an automotive parts and equipment firm. 
Andrew is a railroad engineer in the Steel Mills. 
Children: Nancy and Kenneth 
Nancy Lynn Hudak - dau of Carol Corless 
b. April 23,1961 
She enjoys figure skating and plays piano and organ. 
Kenneth Andrew Hudak - son of Carol Corless 
b. May 1,1966, in Trenton, MI 
He plays hockey and has won many trophies 

WARREN ROY CORLESS - son of Roy Corless (Cleveland, 

David, Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Jan 18,1941, in Detroit, MI 
m. Marie Frasson, in Detroit 
He is a buyer for the Pennwalt Corp, in Wyandotte, MI 
They live in Trenton, MI (19 77) 
Children: Mark and Debra 
MARK WARREN CORLESS - son of Warren Corless 

b. June 6,19 70 in Trenton 
DEBRA MARIE CORLESS - dau of Warren Corless 
b. Mar 12,1975, in Trenton, MI 
VERA "GRACE" CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, 
b. Aug 11,1887, in Silverwood,MI Jesse) 

d. May 21,1968, bu in Vassar,MI 



106 Part I Ch VI 

m. Cyrus "Cy" Trea in 1906 

b. Feb 11,1886; d. June 19,1946, bu in Vassar 
They lived in Mayville and Vassar, MI 
Children: Kenneth, Carl, George, Glenn, Lavere, Willow J., 

Margaret, Marie, Shirley and Ward 
Kenneth Trea - son of Grace Corless 

b. 1906 in Mayville, MI; d. June 1962 in Detroit 

m. Thelma Smith of Mayville 

They lived in Detroit; one son Jack 
Carl Trea - son of Grace Corless 

b. Mar 13,1913, in Mayville, MI 

m. Florence Drohn m. 2nd Leona Waggoner 

Living in Vassar (19 75) 
George David Trea - son of Grace Corless 

b. Oct 21,1908 in Mayville; 

d. Sept 20,1973, Caro,MI, bu in Vassar 

not married 
Glenn Trea - son of Grace Corless 

b. Dec 22,1910, in Mayville, MI 

m. Selma Hubinger in 1953 in Richville,MI 

m. 2nd Lunette Klow in 1955 in Indiana 

Living in Saginaw, MI 

Children: Markus and Pauline 

Markus Trea b. April 19 34 

m. Constance Goodman of Ohio; Living in FL (1977) 

Pauline Trea b. May 19 35 

m. Archie Tripkowski; Living in Saginaw,MI(19 77) 
Jean Willow Trea - dau of Grace Corless 

b. Aug 10,1915, Mayville; d. Aug 22, 1948, Rose City, 

m. Victor Riess MI 

son Richard Thomas Riess, b. Jan 25,1936 in Saginaw 
m. Norma Streeter in Vassar Four Children 
Lavere "Pete" Trea - son of Grace Corless 

b. 19 18, Mayville; d. June 21, 1971, bu in Duluth,MN 

m. Clara Lived in Duluth 

Children: Six boys 
Margaret Genevieve Trea - dau of Grace Corless 

b. Jan 17, 1921, Mayville 

m. Baldizar Walter "Baldy" Vargo , Feb 18, 1939 inOHIO 
son: Dennis Walter Vargo, b. Jan 21,1947 in Sag- 
m. Pauline Mycala Badran, from England inaw 
Marie Ellen Trea - dau of Grace Corless 

b. Sept 3, 1925, Mayville 

m. Carl Adolph Steirheim, April 10,1943 in Vassar, 
son of John and Minnie (Rutter) Steirheim 
b. April 20,1921, in Oxford, MI 

They live in Saginaw 

Children: Deborah and Ronald, as follows: 

Deborah Lynn Steirheim; b. Feb 11, 1951, in Saginaw 



Part I Ch VI 107 

m. Arnold Raymond Gouine, Sept 10,1966 in St Rob- 
erts, MO 

Ronald Carl Steirheim 

b. Dec 29,195 7, in Saginaw 
m. yes 
Shirley Jane Trea - dau of Grace Corless 
b. Jan 21,19 30, in Vassar.MI 

m. Harry Lane Smith, Oct 6,1954, in Vassar, son of 
Howard W. and Clara Smith of Vassar. 
b. Mar 10,1917, in Vassar 
Harry is an Insurance Agent, living in Vassar (19 76) 
Ward Edward Trea - son of Grace Corless 
b. Jan 23,1928, in Mayville,MI 
d. July 17,1967, in Saginaw, bu in Vassar 
m. Gerry Hayes; divorced 

m. 2nd Mary Ann Finta, April 26,1958, in Reese, MI, 
dau of Mr. and Mrs Alex Finta, of Vassar 

Children: Janet and Bethany by Gerry 

James, Jeffery, John, Julie by Mary Ann 
WARREN CORLESS - son of David (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. July 10,1892, in Silverwood 

d. Jan 15,1976, in Dade,FL,bu there (or in Silverwood) 
m. Iva Rock, Oct 23,1916, dau of Chester and Martha 
(Sitzes) Rock. Iva was living in Deford,MI when married, 
b. Nov 18, 1894, in Lapeer 
d. 1956, bu in Silverwood 
m. 2nd Irene ; m. 3rd Louisa 
m. 4th Emily, ca 1971 
Warren farmed, and then went to River Rouge and worked for 
Great Lakes Steel, lived in Ecorse for a time, then retired 
to Florida 

One dau, Marian 

MARIAN CORLESS - dau of Warren Corless (David, Bradford, 

b. Mar 13,1917, in Ecorse, MI Jesse) 

m. Charles "Chuck" Cousineau, Feb 2,1945, son of 

Joseph Albert Cousineau 

b. Nov 30,1911 in Baystone,SD. Lived in Southgate, 

MI in 19 76. Since then moved to Florida 

One son Charles 

Charles Cousineau - son of Marian Corless 

b. May 10,194 7, in Grayling, MI 

m. Linda Horback 

b. ca 1950 in Allen Park, MI 

Living in Jacksonville, FL (19 76) 

FRANK CORLESS - son of David (Bradford, Jesse) 

b. May 4,1893, in Silverwood, MI 

d. Nov 4,1941, bu in Silverwood 

m. Marie Sey forth, in 1922, dau of Charles and Eva 

(Hammond) Seyforth. b. d. 1925 . . 
m. 2nd Edith (Read) Calkins, in 1935, m Ohio 



108 Part I Ch VI 

Edith was living on part of the original David Corless farm 
north of Silverwood in 19 74. Frank served in the Navy at one 
time. No children 

ESTELLA CORLESS - dau of David Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Aug 10,1895, in Silverwood; d. 1946 
m. Oscar Miller, Nov 26,1913, son of Enos and Subine 
(Bangor) Miller, and a brother of Charles Miller 
b. Aug 28,1890, in Rochester, MI 
d. Dec 16,1931, in Detroit 
m. 2nd Coral Winters, in Nov 1943, of Detroit 

b. ca 1888 
Children: Lyle, Corless and Opal 
Lyle Cass Miller - son of Estella Corless 
b. Aug 19,1914, in Detroit 
d. Oct 1972 

m. Lois Geiger, ca Jan 1951 
Children: Cass and Lee as follows: 
Cass Miller b. Nov 1,1951 
Lee Miller b. Sept 27,1957 
Corless Miller «- son of Estella Corless 
b. Oct 5,1919, in Detroit 

m. Geraldine Christensen, Oct 26,1946, dau of Chr- 
istian Marius and Florence Louise (Busch) Christensen from 
Denmark and Germany. 

b. Mar 23,1920 
Corless is a plumber, living near Orchard Lake, MI (1974) 
Children: Corless and Larry as follows: 
Corless Ann Miller 
b. Mar 20,1949 

m. John Sprague of Barrington,MI 
Larry Michael Miller 
b. April 20,1951 
Opal Mae Miller - dau of Estella Corless 
b. Aug 22,1922 
m. Virgil Lyons, in Detroit 
Living in Florida (19 74) 
dau Marie b. ca 1953 
JESSE CORLESS - son of David Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Nov 21,1897; d. 1964, bu in Silverwood, MI 
m. Nettie Runnells, May 24,1917, dau of Alvin and 
Martha Amanda (Caskey) Runnells 
b. July 21,189 3 
Jesse worked for the Great Lakes Steel Company, lived in 
Lincoln Park, MI 

Children: Elvira and Thelma 

ELVIRA BELL CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless (David, 
b. Jan 27,1929 Bradford, Jesse) 

m. Henry King; he is an instructor in the Navy 
Three children 



Part I Ch VI 



109 



THELMA "JUNE" CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless (David, 
b. Feb 4,1931 Bradford, Jesse) ' 

m. Morgan Roberts 
m. 2nd 

Children 4 or 5 
LYMAN JAMES CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 
b. Nov 19,1839, in Elgin County, Ontario 
d. May 11,1912, bu in Springfield 

m. Emma Jane Houston, Feb 19,1868, dau of Mr. and Martha 
Jane (Jelly) Houston. 

b. Mar 19,1848, in Rochester, NY 
d. April 28,1934, bu in Springfield 
Lyman has been described as a stem and thrifty individual, 
but at the same time, if anyone was in trouble Lyman and 
Emma were there to help. He farmed and also was a great fox 
hunter. He enjoyed buying and training hounds for fox hunt- 
ing, and selling them. In the early days, when flour was 
needed Lyman hitched a yoke of oxen to a two wheeled cart (or 
sled if sleighing was good) and hauled wheat to a mill to be 
ground. Lyman could read and write well and is said to have 
calculations done mentally while someone else was looking for 
a pencil. Son James took over the farm after the death of his 
father. We remember seeing Lyman's old home, before it was 
torn down, after James built a beautiful new home nearby. 
James son Ralph later took over the place and now lives there. 
The following was written by grandaughter Marjorie Corless 
O'Neill: 

"Lyman Corless and his sons were farmers as was a large per- 
centage of the general population of those days. The Corless- 
es were good farmers, taking pride in their homes and crops. 
All of Lyman and Emma Jane's family were musical. There were 
several good solo voices among them, and in succeeding gener- 
ations, the women tended towards contralto voices 

My own father, William, the eldest of Lyman's children, was 
a big jolly man, and a great story teller. As often as I 
heard them, I enjoyed them and would urge him to repeat them. 
In his younger days, he was quite a good baseball player. He 
not only played for his own community team but was often sou- 
ght by neighbouring teams. He was a catcher - and catcher's 
mitts in those days were poor or non-existent. He had several 
broken fingers to prove this fact. 

Lyman's wife, Emma Jane, had a natural talent for nursing. 
She often and willingly assisted her neighbours in times of 
sickness and trouble. My father told me that one of her rem- 
edies for an infection was a poultice made from mouldy bread. 
This was back before 1900, and when we realize that mould is 
the basis of the wonder drug penicillin, it is apparent that 
some of the old-time remedies did indeed have merit. 

Probably the outstanding characteristic of "^7 i™"^<^i^^f„„ . ^ 
family is that we also love music. Our three children, Dennis 



110 Part I Ch VI 

Allan and Patricia have given a lot of pleasure with their 
singing and instruments. Through this activity, they made many 
friends in High School and University. One of the great en- 
joyments which my husband and I presently have is attendance 
at Toronto Symphony concerts. 

The outstanding characteristic of today's generations is, I 
believe, our nationalistic attitude. Those of the Corless 
family who came to what is now Canada and remained, have, I'm 
sure, a great pride in this country of ours. 

It is not a figure of speech to say that our forefathers 
carved this nation out of the wilderness because that is lit- 
erally what they did. Now that much of the population is ur- 
banized, we should not forget the efforts of those courageous 
and hardy souls who helped our country take shape. We are now 
a decade into the second century of the Confederation which 
united vast areas from Atlantic to Pacific and called it Can- 
ada. We are aware of the freedom, the benefits and the oppor- 
tunities which are ours. 

May we preserve them and pass them on to future genera- 
tions." 

Children: William,Mary, Annie, James, George, Frank and 

Frances (twins) and Emma 
WILLIAM CORLESS - son of Lyman Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Jan 16,1869, in Elgin County, Ont. 
d. July 15,1955, bu in Aylmer,Ont. 

m. Ellen Jane "Nellie" McCready, Sept 15,1897, dau of 
James and Mary (McCaffery) McCready 

b. Jan 6,1869, in Walsingham,Ont 
d. Jan 18,1948, bu in Aylmer 
Nellie was a sister of Mary Alicia McCready who married Mr. 
Rodwell, their son Lawrence Rodwell m. Ann Corless of Burgess- 
ville,Ont, whose ancestors came from Liverpool. Another sister 
Josie married Daniel Brooks. 

William was a farmer and later a Salesman for a Stock Food 
Company, of London. He and Nellie lived in London, Ontario. 
Children: Marie, Lyman and Marjorie 
MARIE CORLESS - dau of William Corless 

b. June 28,1899; d. Feb 17,1920, bu in Aylmer 
Marie died of Influenza while attending normal school in 
London. Friends say that she was a bright and beautiful young 
woman . 

LYMAN MAXWELL CORLESS - son of William Corless 

b. 1901; d. 1903 
MARJORIE CORLESS - dau of William Corless 
b. Oct 30,1906, in Elgin County 

m. James Gordon O'Neill, July 29,1935, son of Harry 
and Annie (Sager) O'Neill of Dresden, Ontario 
b. Mar 16,1909, in Dresden, Ont 
Marjorie graduated from Teacher's College in London, taught 



Part I Ch VI 



111 



music in the London schools and was an accomplished vocalist. 

James graduated from Western Ontario University of London, 
was a teacher and school principal in Toronto. They lived in 
Willowdale (a suburb) as well as Toronto. 

Children: Dennis, Allen and Patricia 
Dennis Gratton O'Neill - son of Marjorie Corless 
b. Feb 5,1941, in Toronto 

m. Margaret Mallard, June 2,1973, dau of Neil and 
Nellie Mallard of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

b. June 22,1946, in Saskatoon 
Dennis attended the University of Toronto and Ambassador 
College of London, England. He is a Research Manager for Stan- 
dard Broadcast of Toronto. They live in Kitchener, and he is 
with CHYM Radio (19 75). 

Children: James Neil O'Neill; b. July 13,1975 
Allan James O'Neill - son of Marjorie Corless 
b. July 5,1944, in Toronto 

m. Bridget "Lillian" Meinzer, July 21,1971, dau 
of Hans and Sonya Meinzer of Germany 

b. Mar 28,1952 in Germany 
Allan received a M. A. Degree at Wilfred Laurier University, 
and is a member of the North York Planning Board. Living in 
Toronto (1974). 

Lillian graduated from the University of Toronto in 19 78. 
Patricia Ann O'Neill - dau of Marjorie Corless 
b. April 2 7,1947 in Toronto 
m. Madis Vurma, Sept 14,19 74 in Toronto 
b. Aug 11,1947 in Sweden 
Patricia attended Waterloo Lutheran University and is en- 
gaged in Research and Advertising at a Toronto Radio Station. 
Living in Hamilton, Ont (19 75) 
MARY ELIZABETH "MINNIE" CORLESS - dau of Lyman Corless 
b. Dec 30,1871, S.Dorchester Twp , Elgin Co. 
d. Feb 9,1919, S.Dorchester Twp,bu in Edmonton, Alta. 
m. John "Homer" Lyons, April 30,1890, in Avon, son of 
John C. and Mary J. (Blashill) Lyons 
b. Mar 23,1868 

d. Jan 18,1958, in St Catherines , Ont , bu in Edmon- 
ton, Alta, where they had lived for a time. 

m. 2nd Stella (Knapp) Harmer, dau of Wm. and Mari- 
etta(Welch)Knapp. Stella was a grandaughter of Thomas Welch. 
Children: of Mary: Clessly ,Eva,Erwood and Hazel 
Clessly H. Lyons - son of Mary Corless (Lyman, Bradford, 
b. April 27,1891, in Avon Jesse) 

d. Dec 6,1966 in Portland, OR, bu in Edmonton 
m. Gladys Irene Campbell in Seattle, WA 
b. June 3,1894 in Toronto 
d. May 6,1942, bu in Edmonton, Alta 
m. 2nd Grace Harris 



112 Part I Ch VI 

b. Dec 30,189A, in Dawson, IL 
d. May 6,1956, bu in Portland, OR 
Children: Ramona and Margaret by Gladys as follows: 
Raraona Jean Lyons - 

b. Jan. 29, 1921 in Seattle 

m. Douglas M.Labelle, Feb 13, 1946, Edmonton, Alta 
b. July 9,1919 in Ottawa 
Margaret Betty Lyons - b. May 22,1922 in Seattle 
m. Lionel South Greenwood, May 8, 1943, Edmonton 

b. Dec 8,1919 in Hone, B.C. 
Two children 
Eva May Lyons - dau of Mary Corless (Lyman, Brad ford, 
b. June 18,1893 in Avon, Ontario Jesse) 

m. Donald Matheson in Edmonton 
m. 2nd Russell Johnson in Edmonton 
Children: as follows, born in Edmonton 
James Donald Matheson b. Sept 15,1918 

Robert Stuart Matheson b. Dec 11,1919 

Douglas Randolph Matheson b. May 6,1921 
Mary Janet Matheson b. Mar 27,1924 

Erwood Corless Lyons - son of Mary Corless (Lyman, 
b. May 26,1895, in Avon,Ont Bradford, Jesse) 
d. April 15,1968, in Edmonton, bu there 
m. Louise Emily Bentley, April 17,1918, in Edmonton 
b. Sept 26,1896 in Smiths Falls, Ont 
d. June ,19 72, in Vancouver 
Children: as follows: all bom in Edmonton 
Rita Ray Lyons b. Mar 20,1920 

m. Theodore "John" Hafso, June 4,1942, in Edmonton 

b. April 1,1913, in Viking, Alta 
Four children 
Allan Homer Lyons b. May 2,1922, in Edmonton 

m. Irene Mae Thompsett in 1943 
Joan Doreen Lyons b. May 14,1924, in Edmonton 
m. Alexander F. McCauley ca 1944 in Alberta 
Hazel Vemod Lyons - dau of Mary Corless (Lyman, Brad- 
b. May 3,1897 in Avon, Ont ford, Jesse) 

m. Leo Griffin Dafoe, Sept 4,1924 
b. Oct 19,1892 in Avon 

d. Dec 7,1950 in Lloydminster, Sask, bu there 
One son, Paul Lyons Dafoe 

b. Nov 1929 in Edmonton 

m. Margaret Jean Priestman, Apr 15,1961, 
in N.Vancouver. b. Sept 20,1941, in N.Vancouver 

ANNA "ANNIE" LAURA CORLESS - dau of Lyman Corless (Brad- 
b. Jan 4,1873 in S.Dorchester Twp ford, Jesse) 
d. Nov 9,1956 in Wyoming, Ont, bu there 

m. Ardell Wellington Shain, June 24,1897, son of 
James N. and Catherine (Yorke) Shain. James was a brother of 



Part I Ch VI 113 

of Lome J. Shain; they were nephews of Hiram Yorke. 

b. Mar 6,1875 in Belmont, Ont 

d, Dec 19,1961, bu in Wyoming, Ont 
Children: Marguerite, Greta, Clayton, Lyman J and Ray 
SEE Ardell Shain for Continuation: 
JAMES ARTHUR CORLESS - son of Lyman Corless (Bradford, 

b. July 26,1878 in S.Dorchester Twp, Elgin Co,Ont^^^^^^ 
d. Nov 28,1967; in London, Ont, bu in Aylmer 
m. Margaret "Laurene" Sinclair, Dec 25,1907, dau of 
John and Frances"Fanny" (Woolley) Sinclair, She was a sister 
of John Francis Sinclair and a great grandaughter of Fannie 
Brooks, sister of James' grandmother Matilda Brooks Corless. 
b. Sept 14,1877 in South Dorchester 
d. Mar 15,1964 in St Thomas, bu in Aylmer 
They farmed in South Dorchester Twp, on Lyman Corless 'Farm 
Children: Glenn, Evelyn and Ralph 

GLENN RAY CORLESS - son of James Corless (Lyman, Brad- 
b. Sept 23,1910 in S.Dorchester ford, Jesse) 
m. June Rose Shepherd, Oct 28,19 39, dau of William 
and Annie (Locky) Shepherd. 

b. Mar 20,1921 in Ostrander,Ont . 
Divorced Sept 1968 

m. 2nd Dorothy Ellen Sheaf fer, Jan 25,1969 in St. 
Thomas . 

Glenn worked for the Emco Mfg Co, (east London) for 34 years 
Living in Aylmer (19 78) 

Children: Janet, James and Sharron by June 
JANET ANN CORLESS - dau of Glenn Corless 
b. Jan 6,1941 
m. Stuart Marshall Hodgins , Jan 18, 1961, in London 

b. June 10,19 38 in London 
Children: 
Michael Stuart Hodgins, son of Janet Corless 

b. Jan 18,1966 in London 
Shannon Elizabeth Hodgins - dau of Janet Corless 
b. Jan 13,196 7 in Toronto 
JAMES WILLIAM CORLESS - son of Glenn Corless (James, 

Lyman, Bradford, Jesse) 

b. July 30,1947, in Middlesex Co. 
m. Frances Garry, Oct 4, ,in Middlesex Co 
James is an Electrical Contractor. 

Living in Ingersoll, Ont (19 78) 
Children: JAMES, Jr; BRADLEY AND DEAN 
SHARON LAURENE CORLESS - dau of Glenn Corless 
b. May 26,1952, in Middlesex Co. 
Sharon does drafting in Government Offices in Kitchener, Ont. 
EVELYN LAURENE CORLESS - dau of James Corless (Lyman, 

Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Nov 2,1914 in S.Dorchester Twp 



114 Part I Ch VI 

m. Cyril Henry Pigram, Oct 12,1940, in Elgin Co^on 
of Henry J. and Mabel (White) Pigram, who came to Canada from 
London, England in 1912. 

b. Aug 29,1911 in London, England 
Cyril was the Reeve of North Dorchester Twp in 196 7, its 
Centennial year, and an excellent history of the Township was 
published in that year. He is a Representative of a Mount 
Elgin Feed Company. 

They live near Avon, Elgin County, Ontario. 
Children: James and Larry 

James Cyril Pigrim - son of Evelyn Corless 
b. Feb 4,1944 in Tillsonburg,Ont 

d. Nov 28, 1965, bu in Dorchester; d. in a car acc- 
ident, m. Ruth Kaufman, Feb 19,1965. She was a Nurse 
from Woods to ckjOnt. She has since remarried, 
b. May 1,1944 in Woodstock 
James was a Manager of a Feed and Fertilizer Firm in Wood- 

Larry Wayne Pigram - son of Evelyn Corless 
b. June 2,1948 in London, Ont 

m. Nancy Jane Mower, July 25,19 70 in Harriets- 
ville, dau of Bruce and Marian (McCreery) Mower, 
b. April 14,1951 in Windsor, Ont 
Larry bought his parent's farm in North Dorchester Twp, in 
19 73, he has since bought several acres in addition. 
Children: Michael and Kimberly 

Michael Stephen Pigram b.Jan 27,1971 in St Thomas 
Kimberly Jan Pigram b.Nov 10,19 72 in- St Thomas 
RALPH LYMAN CORLESS - son of James Corless (Lyman, Br- 
b. May 6,1918 in S.Dorchester Twp. adford, Jesse) 
m. Helen Fletcher, May 31,1950, dau of Wallace M. 
and Laura (Livingston) Fletcher 

b. Aug 16,1920 in S.Dorchester Twp 
They own and live on the old Family Homestead. 
Children: two as follows, both adopted 
MARVIN RALPH CORLESS 
b. July 13,1953 

m. Lynn Brown, July 3,19 76 in Springfield, dau of 
Robert and Arlene Brown. 

Marvin is an electrician for Canadian Industries in Till- 
sonburg. Living in Aylmer (19 79) 

One dau - Stephanie Erin, b. Dec 15,19 77 
MURRAY BRUCE CORLESS 
b. Jan 10,1956 

m. Doris Johnson, Nov 20,19 74, of Springfield 
b. May 13,1957 
Murray is an engineer with Wilco Tubing Co, in London. 
Living in London (19 79) 
Dau Jennifer Marie b. April 7,19 77 
GEORGE BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Lyman Corless 



Part I Ch VI 



115 



b. Jan 6,1876 in S.Dorchester Twp 

d. May 28,1855, bu in Aylmer 

m. Margaret Helen "Maggie" Smith, Oct 18,1906, dau of 

John R. and Helen (Forbes) Smith 

b. Mar 23,1881 in Lambton County, Ontario 

d. Dec 25,19 72, bu in Aylmer 

Their farm was in S.Dorchester Twp 

Children : Helen and Lyman Grant 

HELEN BERNICE CORLESS - dau of George Corless (Lyman 

1^ n^^ Q iQn7 • c r> u ^ Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Dec. 9, 1907, m S.Dorchester ' 

m. Ernest John Johnston, Aug 4,1929, son of Braith- 

waite and Julia (Warmold) Johnston. Braithwaite was bom in 

Abbey town, England; Julia was bom in Quebec. 

b. Sept 4,1905 in London, Ontario 

Ernest is an Insurance Agent. Living in Dundas,Ont (19 74) 

One dau, Phyllis 

Phyllis Doreen Johnston - dau of Helen Corless 

b. Oct. 21, 19 30 in St Catherines .Ontario 

m. Robert Irvine Frid, April 4,1953 

b. May 27,1928, in Toronto 

d. Dec 4,19 72, in Burlington, bu in Hamilton 

m. 2nd Alexander James Forsyth, June 29, 19 7 3, in 

b. Sept 7,1923 in Hamilton, Ont Hamilton 

Children: Kathryn and David, as follows: 

Kathryn Dianne Frid; b. April 15,1955 inHaiailton 

David Gordon Frid; b. Jan 12,1958 in Hamilton 

LYMAN "GRANT" CORLESS - son of George Corless (Lyman, 

b. Jan 12,1911 in Avon Bradford, Jesse) 

m. Ena Marguerite Clement, Aug 29,19 33 in Avon, dau 

of James Edward and Mary Valeria (Johnson) Clement 

b. May 10,1910 in Avon 

Grant is a sales Representative for an Implement Dealer. 

Living near Springfield (19 78) 

Children: Helen and Charles 

HELEN PATRICIA CORLESS - dau of Grant Corless 

b. Jan 27,19 35 in North Dorchester Twp 

m. Donald Noble William Smith, Sept 7,1957 in 

Avon, son of Wilford Leo and Jean V. (Ferguson) Smith 

b. June 20,1932 in Delmer, Ontario 

Living near Mossley .Ontario (19 77) 

Children: Douglas and Tracey 

Douglas William Smith - son of Helen Corless 

b. July 7,1958 in London 

Tracey Lyn Smith - dau of Helen Corless 

b. Nov 29,1965 in London 

CHARLES EUGENE "GENE" CORLESS - son of Grant Corless 

b. May 19,19 38, in Tillsonburg 

m. Sylvia Elaine Burston, June 2 7,1964 in London, 

dau of Frank Lome and Irene Bemice (Anderson) Burston 



116 Part I Ch VI 

b. Feb A, 1940, in London 

Gene is a School Principal in Aylmer (1977) where they live 

Children: Jocelyn and Jonathan 

JOCELYN NOEL CORLESS - dau of Gene Corless 

b. Feb 3,1966 in London 

JONATHAN PAUL CORLESS - son of Gene Corless 

b. Mar 26,1969 in Windsor 

FRANCES "FRANK" CORLESS - dau of Lyman Corless (Bradford, 

b. Sept 3,1882 in S.Dorchester Twp Jesse) 

d. Nov 8,1966 in Florida, bu in Ingersoll,Ont . 

m. William Henry Gamer, Dec 25,1906, son of William 

G. and Esther (Gaskin) Gamer 

b. Nov 5,1878 in Ingersoll 

d. April 3,1953, bu in Ingersoll 

They farmed near Ingersoll and near Avon on Concession 7. 

Children: Leila, Lome, Mabel and William 

Leila Muriel Gamer - dau of Frances Corless 

b. Feb 1,1908 in Ingersoll 

m. John "Gordon" Clark Rowan, Sept 3,19 32 in Toronto 

b. Mar 10,1906 in Collingwood, Ontario 

Children: Donna, Wayne, Douglas and Ronald 

Donna Frances Rowan 

b. Nov 14,19 33 in Toronto 

m. Charles George Victor Ketteringham, June 14, 

1952, in Toronto 

Wayne Gamer Rowan 

b. Jan 27,19 35 in Avon 

m. Margaret Reid, Dec 23,1961 in London 

Douglas Gordon Rowan 

b. Sept 23,1946 in Toronto 

m. Shirley Jacqueline Jarrett, Jan 17,19 70 in FL. 

Ronald John Rowan 

b. Sept 19,1949 in Toronto 

m. Caroline Valerie Martindale, April 5,1974 in 

Toronto.^ ^ , _ ^ „ „ , 

Lome Corless Gamer - son of Frances Corless 

b. Dec 20,1909 in Ingersoll 

m. Jean C.Smith, July 6,19 36, in Barrie,0nt 

b. July 6, 1912 in Brownsville, Ontario 
Living in Florida (19 75) 

Children: Marylin and Elizabeth as follows: 
Marylin "Fay" Gamer 

b. Mar 28,1937 in Springfield 

m. Bruce Gordon Aylett, Sept 13,1958 in Toronto 
Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Gamer 

b. April 18,1946 in Toronto 
Mabel Jean Gamer - dau of Frances Corless 
b. Sept 23,1915 in Ingersoll 

m. Carl Foster Hugill, Nov 16,1935 in Ingersoll, son 
of Lionel and Ethel (Fostis) Hugill 



Part I Ch VI 



117 



b. Sept 19,1910 in Ingersoll 
d. Sept 28,1967, bu in Ingersoll 
Mabel lives near Mt. Elgin 
Son, Robert Hugill 

b. Sept 25,19 36 in Avon 

m. Doreen Jessie Brown, July 20,1957 in Inger- 
b. Oct 1,1937 in Ingersoll soil 

William Henry Gamer, Jr. - son of Frances Corless 
b. Aug 18,1922 in S.Dorchester Twp 
m. Ellen Morris, June 12,1948 in Harrietsville, dau 
of John Moulton Morris 

b. April 17,1924 in Harrietsville, Ont 
Living in Rockwood, Ontario (19 74) 
Children: Eight as follows: 

Brian John Gamer b. April 13,1949 in Avon 
Barbara Jean Gamer b. April 13,1949 in Avon 
Linda Lee Susanne Garner b. Dec 6,1950, in Avon 
William Morris Garner b. June 28,1952 in Acton 
Donald Lome Gamer b. Mar 31,1955 in Acton 
Richard James Gamer b. April 28, 1958 in Guelph 
Frances "Anne" Garner b. June 24,1959 in Guelph 
Kevin Douglas Gamer b. Jan 29,1965 in Guelph 
FRANK CORLESS - son of Lyman Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Sept 3,1881 - twin brother of Frances 
d. Mar 1882, bu in Springfield 
CORA "EMMA" CORLESS - dau of Lyman Corless 
b. Mar 10,1888, in S.Dorchester 

m. Lome Yorke Shain, Sept 2,1908 in Springfield, son 
of James and Catherine (Yorke) Shain. Catherine was a sister 
of Hiram Yorke, who married Alma Welch. 

b. Mar 6,1880 in Belmont , Ontario 
d. Nov 28,1969, bu in Dorchester 

Children: Max, Kathleen, Cameron, Madolyn and Lucile 
SEE Lome Shain for continuation 
MARY ANN CORLESS - dau of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 

b. Mar 10,1841, probably S.Dorchester Twp, Elgin Co, Ont. 
d. May 24,1916, bu in Springfield 

m. Jesse Stover, Feb 10,1861, son of Peter and Eliza- 
beth Stover, and brother of "Jake" Stover. The name was orig- 
inally spelled Stauffer. 

b. Aug 22,1842 in S.Dorchester Twp 
d. Oct 30,1898, bu in Springfield 
Lived in S.Dorchester Twp 

Children: Matilda, Laura, Lyman, Jesse, Ellen and W.Grant 
Matilda "Til" Stover - dau of Mary Corless 
b. ca 1860 in S.Dorchester Twp; d. 
m. J. Mars 

One son who lived in London, Ontario 
Laura Stover - dau of Mary Corless 
b. 1861; d. 



118 Part I Ch VI 

m. Hans Flemming; Lived in S.Dorchester Twp 
Children: Frank, Jesse, Jenny , Iva, Tom and John (twins) 
Frank Flemming Owned a farm near Ingersoll 
Jesse Flemming d. before age 30; m. May 
Jenny Flemming m. Ross Lindsay 
Iva Flemming m. Yes 
Tom Flemming d. 1920 of Influenza 
John Flemming d. ca 1929 
Lyman Davis Stover - son of Mary Corless 

b. 1865; d. Aug 28,1927, bu in Dorchester 
m. Elizabeth Johnston, , dau of Thomas and Mary 
Ann Johnston, Sr. Thomas came from Ireland. Elizabeth was rai- 
sed in Ingersoll. b. 1863; d. Nov 23,1941, bu in Dorchester. 
They lived in S.Dorchester Twp 
One son, George 
George "Colin" Stover 

b. May 8,189 7 in Norwich, Ont 

m. Gladys Murray Snetsinger, Aug 23,1930 

b. Feb 11,1896 in Nissouri.Ont (nr. Thamesford) 
Jesse Stover - son of Mary Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. 1869; d. 1928; bu in Aylmer 
m. Hattie Manning, dau of Luke and Mary (Scott) Mann- 
ing, she was a sister of Subrina and Hulda Manning 
b. 1878; d. 1950, bu in Aylmer 
Jesse was a sailor and a farmer, and at one time a fireman 
for the Michigan Central R.R. , in St .Thomas , Ont. They lived 
in London, Ontario for a time. 

Children: Grant, Clara and Richardson, as follows: 
Grant D. Stover b. 1905; d. 1927, bu in Aylmer 
Clara Stover b. ... m. Harold Brewer 
Lived in London (19 77) 
Richardson Stover 
Ellen "Ella" Stover - dau of Mary Corless 

b. 1870; d.... m. Joe Brown; Lived in Duluth,MN 
Children: Dewey, Wellington and another son 
Wellington "Grant" Stover - son of Mary Corless 
b. Oct 15,1884 

d. July 10,1903 of TB in S.Dorchester Twp 
FRANCES "FANNY" CORLESS - dau of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 
b. 1845 in Elgin Co; d. 1929, bu in Ingersoll, Ont 
m. Michael Cornwall, Arpil 14,1865, son of Leonard and 
Elizabeth (Dillon) Cornwall 

b. 1843 perhaps in Ireland; d. 1919, bu in Ingersoll 
They farmed near Elgin Co, for about four years, then moved 
to a farm near Co Ion, Michigan for eight or ten years, then 
back to Canada to a farm near Tillsonburg. After retirement 
they lived in Ingersoll, in the house that Maggie McBeth 
lives in (19 76) 

Children: Leonard, James, Theda, Bertha, Dillon, Elizabeth, 
Cecil and Lettie 



Part I Ch VI 



119 



Leonard Cornwall - son of Fanny Corless 

b. Oct 22,1866 in Avon; d June 16, 1911, bu in Avon, 
Not married Ont. 

James Cornwall - son of Fanny Corless 

b. Jan 26,1870, near Mt. Elgin, Oxford Co, Ont 
d. Jan 2,1917, bu in Ingersoll 
m. Margaret Corrigan 
James was a Baptist Minister in Winchester and Hamilton, 
Ont. He became a cripple with Multiple Sclerosis and retired 
in Ingersoll. 

One son Dillon Cornwall b.... d. ca 1952 
m. Charlotte Emery, in Vancouver , they had a son Gordon 
Theda "Theadie" Cornwall - dau of Fanny Corless 

b. May 15,1871, near Colon, St. Joe County , Michigan 
d. May 5,1950 in St. Thomas, bu there 

m. Thomas Lavin, ca 1890, son of Thomas and Catherine 
(Warren) Lavin, they both came from Ireland, Catherine in 1852 
b. 1859; d. 1929 
Theda was originally named Theodosia, but it was shortened 
to Theda. Thomas worked for the New York Central Railroad 
shops in St. Thomas 

Children: John, Michael, Melvina, Ella Mae, Blanche and 

Cecil as follows: 
John Lavin 

b. Nov 15,1891, in Springfield 
d. Jan 5,1960, bu in St. Thomas; Not married 
Michael "James" Lavin 

b. Feb 19,189 3, in Springford, Oxford Co, Ontario 
d. Jan 22,1966, bu in St. Thomas; Not married 
Melvina "Vina" Lavin 
b. Aug 19,1894; 

d. Jan 21,1975, in California, bu in Hollywood Cem. 
m. Gordon Thompson, Dec 25,1912 
b. ca 1886 in Elgin Co. 
Ella Mae Lavin 

b. 1896; d. 1902, bu in Springford, Ont 
Blanche Alberta Lavin 

b. Mar 17,1902 in Springford, Ont 
Not married. Living in St. Thomas (19 76) 
Cecile D. Lavin 

b. July 31,1904; d. Nov 19, 1959, bu in St. Thomas 
m. Ruby Thompson in 19 30, in St. Thomas 
Bertha Winifred Cornwall - dau of Fanny Corless (Brad- 
b. June 18,1873, in Colon, MI ford, Jesse) 

d. Oct 6,1947, bu in Mt. Elgin 

m. Robert Fewster, Jan 31,1893, at her parent's 
home in Springford,Ont . , son of William and Mary Ann (Hadcock) 
Fewster. William was bom in England. 

b. Jan 19,1865, in Zenda.Ont 
d. Feb 4,1922, bu in Mt. Elgin 



120 Part I Ch VI 

m. 2nd Royal W. Brink, April 19 30 

b. d. Dec 31,1945 

They lived in Woodstock in 1937 
Children: Etta Mae, George, Frederick and Lewis 

as follows: 
Etta Mae Fewster 
b. Oct 26,1893 

in. Ira M. Williams, Jan 17,1917 
George Wellington Fewster 

b. Sept 27,1894; d. Nov 27,1961, bu in Mt. Elgin 
m. Emma Catherine Palmer, Jan 22,1919 
Frederick Cornwall Fewster 

b. Nov 9,1896; d. Dec 10,1938, bu in Guelph.Ont. 
m. Mary "Maisey" Abram or Abraham, May 1922 
Louis Dufferin Fewster 
b. Mar 26,1899 
m. yes 
Dillon Cornwall - son of Fanny Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. April 17,1875, near Colon, MI 
d. ca 1973, Brantford, Ontario 
m. Muriel Stoneman, in Ingersoll 
Children: Marian and Anna Belle as follows: 
Marian Cornwall b. not married 

Anna Belle Cornwall 
m. Dr. James Louden 
Lives in Brampton, Ont (1976) 
Elizabeth "Betty" Cornwall - dau of Fanny Corless 

b. July 7,1878 (Bradford, Jesse) 

d. bu in Hollywood Cemetery ,LosAngeles , CA 
m. Herbert Wilcox, in Springford,0nt . , from Spring- 
ford area One son Earl 

Cecile Cornwall - son of Fanny Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Aug 20,1880 near Avon, Ont; d. bu in California 
m. Nanette Cornwall (a second cousin) 
One son - Willard, not married, deceased 
Letitia "Lettie" Cornwall - dau of Fanny Corless 
b. July 14,1888 in Springford,Ont ; d. ca 1975 
m. Ernest Mahood, in Ingersoll, Ont . from Palme rston, Ont. 
One son Earl Mahood; m. Be mice Denny 
DANIEL CORLESS - son of Bradford (Jesse) 
b. June 4,1847, south of Springfield 
d. 1938 in Springfield, bu in Springfield 
m. Sophia Gaskin, Sept 1868, dau of Edward and Mary Ann 
(Keeler) Gaskin. Mary Ann was bom in England in 1815 (1871 
Malahide Census) 

b. May 2,1847 in Queenston 
d. May 23,1917 in Avon, bu in Springfield 
Children: William, Hiram, Mary Ann and Emma 
The following Newspaper Article published ca 19 31, about 
Daniel, reads: 



Part I Ch VI 121 

"About a mile and a half southeast of the little village of 
Avon, just on the border of the South Dorchester Township re- 
sides a man who can really claim the honor of being the oldest 
man who lived continuously in the district since he was two 
years of age, and who has now attained the ripe age of SA.This 
highly esteemed gentleman, who is known to his many friends 
as "Uncle Daniel", is Daniel Corless." 

"Mr. Corless lived at home with his parents till he was 21 
years of age, and then married Miss Sophia Gaskin. They sett- 
led on the place where so many years of their married life was 
spent happily. Here their four children were bom, and here 
Mr. Corless experienced the greatest sorrow of his life, when 
his aged partner, who faced all the difficulties of pioneer 
life with him was called home 14 years ago. Since her death he 
has lived with his son Hiram, honored and beloved by the son 
and his family. Another son, William, lives in Glencolin, and 
his daughter, Mrs. Edson Ward, is a highly respected resident 
of Springfield. Another daughter, Mrs. Boughner, passed away 
some years ago. Mr. Corless had a serious illness a few years 
ago, which left him somewhat feeble bodily, but he has retain- 
ed all his faculties, and is unusually bright considering that 
he passed the four score mark. He is genial and very kind 
hearted, and was delighted to furnish the information contain- 
ed in this article. He is the last remaining member of his 
family of nine brothers and sisters, and about the only one 
of his contemporaries left. A shadow passed over his kindly 
face as he spoke of many old neighbors who had passed away, 
and to whom he had often lent a helping hand. But the shadow 
was followed by a bright smile, as he said "I am thankful that 
I have lived to see our little Township of South Dorchester 
develop from virgin forest to the most beautiful spot in this 
fair Ontario of Ours." And in this change, Mr. and Mrs. Corless 
did their bit." 

WILLIAM JAMES CORLESS - son of Daniel Corless (Bradford, 
b. Sept 10,1869, in Avon Jesse) 

d. July 18,1955, bu in Avon 

m. Hulda Manning, July 1890, dau of Luke and Mary 
(Scott) Manning 

b. April 21,1871; d. May 11,1936, bu in Trinity Cem. 
William lived for a time in Windsor 
Children: Eva and Beatrice 

EVA PEARL CORLESS - dau of William Corless (Daniel, 
b. 1895; d. Jan 1948 Bradford, Jesse) 

m. James Russell 
Lived in Detroit in 19 36 
One dau Emma 

Emma Lenore Russell - dau of Eva Corless 
b. Mar 10 
m. Spaulding Peck, in 1946; b. d. 1974 



122 Part I Ch VI 

BEATRICE CORLESS - dau of William Corless (Daniel, 

, T 1 1-3 icon -en u ^ T Bradford, Jesse) 
b. July 13, 1899, in S.Dorchester Twp 

d. Nov 1972, bu in Trinity Cemetery 

m. James E. Paget, Aug 20,1919 

b. Feb 4,1897, in Devizes, England, son of Joseph 

and Ada (Bryant) Paget, came to Canada in 1913. The name Paget 

has been traced back to the Norman Conquest. James living near 

Springfield (1976) 

Children: Marian and Mac 

Marian M. Paget - dau of Beatrice Corless 

b. Sept 6,1921, in Aylmer 

m. Melvin "Mel" Sloan, in 1949, son of Wilbert 

and Pauline (Kurtz) Sloan 

b. Mar 22,1915, in Guelph 

Mel is a Store Manager for a Tailor Firm; they live in 

Kitchener, Ont. 

Children: Kenneth and David 

Kenneth James Sloan; b. Feb 9, 1952, in Kitchener 

David Edward Sloan b. July 15, 1957, in " " 

Kenneth "Mac" Paget - son of Beatrice Corless 

b. Mar 30,1928, in Malahide Twp 

m. Una "Helen" McConnell, dau of Hugh and Mary 

(Barker) McConnell 

b. July 24,1934 in Aylmer 

Mac is a District Manager in Charge of three Canneries for 

Canadian Canneries , Ltd. , subsidiary of DelMonte. He is an avid 

baseball fan and interested in some lines of antiques. 

Living in Chatham, Ont (19 76) 

Children: Paul,Lori and Lynne as follows: 

Paul Alan Paget; b. Oct 15, 1958, in St .Thomas, Ont 

Lori Ellen Paget; b. Feb 25, 1964, in St .Thomas , Ont 

Lynne Anne Paget; b. Mar 3,196 7, in Chatham, Ont 

HIRAM CORLESS - son of Daniel Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 

b. 1873; d. 1951, bu in Springfield 

m. Subrina "Vina" Manning, in 1900, dau of Luke and 

Mary (Scott) Manning, and sister of Hulda 

b. 1875 in Westminster Twp 

d. 1948, bu in Springfield 

Daughter: Hazel 

HAZEL CORLESS - dau of Hiram Corless (Daniel, Bradford, 

b. 1912 Jesse) 

m. Harry Whitcroft 

b. 1900; d. 1960, bu in Springfield 

Hazel living near Aylmer (19 76) 

MARY ANNE "ANNIE" CORLESS - dau of Daniel Corless 

b. Dec 1,1875; d. Feb 1920, in Buffalo 

m. Richard Boughner, Aug 1894, son of Tory and Mary 

(Pearson) Boughner 

b. Oct 14,1862 



Part I Ch VI 



123 



d. Jan 1950, in Straff ordville, Ontario 
Children; Lola,Velma,Lawson,Frank and Ella 
Lola Gay Boughner - dau of Mary Corless (Daniel, 

b. 1895; d. 1896 Bradford, Jesse) 

Velma Lee Boughner - dau of Mary Corless 

b. Jan 15,1896 

m. John Pendreigh, Dec 6,1934, son of William and 
Isabella (Williamson) Pendreigh 

b. 1888; d. 1959 

Velma living in Aylraer (19 76) 

One adopted son 
Lawson C. Boughner - son of Mary Corless 

b. 1898; d. 1898 
Frank D. Boughner - son of Mary A. Corless 
b. Feb 18,1900; d. Dec 8,1968, in Woodstock 
m. Evelyn 

Lived in Ingersoll (1976) 
Children: Leota,Doreen, John, Stanley and Frank, Jr. 
Ella Rhea Boughner - dau of Mary A. Corless 
b. 1901; d. at one month of age 
EMMA MERILLA CORLESS - dau of Daniel Corless (Bradford, 
b. Feb, 1888; d. 19A8 Jesse) 

m. G.Edson Ward, Feb 189 7, son of Almond and Eliza- 
beth (Grant) Ward 

b. Jan 28,1876, in Bay City, Michigan 
Children: Erie and Elmer 

Erie Elizabeth Ward - dau of Emma Corless 
b. June 3,189 7, in Avon 

m. Bruce Moore, Feb 19,1918, son of James and 
Martha (Smith) Moore. 

b. May 15,1896; d. June, 1974, bu in Springfield 
Bruce was an Ontario Police Officer 
Erie lives in Springfield (1975) 
Children: Ray, Lome and Maxwell as follows: 
Ray Moore, b. Nov 1,1919 

m. Betty Chute, Sept 23,1950 

Lome Moore, b. 

m. Betty Simmons, June 1946 
Maxwell Grant Moore, b. 

m. Irma Jean Young, Aug 22,1943 

Elmer Edson Ward - son of Emma Corless 
b. May 29,1910 

m. Gladys Marie Rice, Nov 25,1936, dau of George 
Garfield and Mabel (Marshall) Rice of Tillsonburg area, 
b. Mar 29,1909 
Living in Aylmer (19 74) 
One dau: Barbara Marilyn Ward 
b. Sept. 5,1937 
m. Albert Edward Rabbet, June 21,1956 



124 Part I Ch VI 

JONATHAN "JACK" CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 
b. Feb 15,1851, in Springfield, Malahide Twp , Elgin Co, 
d. Sept 9,1890, in Silverwood,MI Ont. 

m. Matilda "Tillie" Ann Seamans, Mar 6,1889, dau of 
George Dixon and Mary (Kolar) Seamans. 

SEE "Seamans Family in America" by Mary L. Seamans. 
b. April 20,1864, in Oxford County, Ont. 
d. Feb 20,1948, bu in Bay City, MI 
Jonathan was a farmer and a Cheese Maker; while we were 
searching for information in the Silverwood area in 1975, we 
met a 92 year old man, who remembered Jonathan as being a tall 
and nice appearing man and a gentleman. They went to Silver- 
wood, Michigan in 1889. 
One son: George 

GEORGE BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Jonathan Corless (Brad- 
b. Feb 4,1890, in Silverwood, MI ford, Jesse) 

m. Florence W. Wilkinson, June 30,1914, dau of Will- 
iam and Eleanor (Wilson) Wilkinson 

b. Aug 12,1889, in Oxford Co. , Ontario 
d. Feb 28,1977, in Houston, Texas 
George received his Masters Degree at the University of 
Michigan in 1912. He is a member of Sigma XI, Kiwanis Club of 
Houston, TX, American Institute of Mining Engineers, and Sons 
of the American Revolution. He was with Standard Oil Co., N.J. 
for many years and was an Engineer, Geologist and an advisor 
on Executive Developments. His work took him to many places 
in North and South America and Europe. 

Florence graduated from Ypsilanti State Normal College, ca 
1911. Living in Houston, Texas (19 78) 

Children: Eleanor, Florence and Robert 

ELEANOR LOUISE CORLESS - dau of George B. Corless 

u xx oc imc • T n- (J,«nathan, Bradford, Jesse) 
b. May 25,1915, m Joplin,HO 

m. James Neil Beasley,Jr., Nov 25,1939, son of James 

Neil and Bertha Beasley 

b. Mar 9,1912, in Amarillo, Texas 

Children: Ann, Eleanor and Elizabeth 

Ann Beasley - dau of Eleanor Corless 

b. Mar 24,1944, in Houston, TX 

m. David Kingrea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron David 

Kingrea; his mother was a Sikes. 

Ann is a graduate of the University of Texas, and David is 

a graduate of Texas and of the Wharton School of Business in 

Philadelphia. Living in Beaumont, Texas (1977) 

Children as follows: 

Mary Christine Kingrea b. Oct 8,19 72 in Beaumont 

^ . Catherine Ann Kingrea , _ ^ m 10-7/ 
Twins o ^1- • T ir- b. Sept 10,19 74 

Cynthia Irene Kingrea 

Eleanor "Corless" Beasley - dau of Eleanor Corless 
b. Feb 11,1946 in Houston,TX 



Part I Ch VI 



125 



m. Michael James Hall, June 24, 19 72, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Hall of Syracuse, New York, 
b. May 24,1944 
Eleanor is a graduate of the University of Texas and is a 
specialist in Data Processing. Michael is a graduate of Boston 
University and the Stanford University Business School. 
They live in Deerfield, IL. (1977) 
Children: Michael and James, as follows: 
Michael James, Jr. b. Dec 7,19 74 
James Beasley Hall b. May 10,1976 
Elizabeth "Irene" Beasley - dau of Eleanor Corless 
b. Nov 17,1950, in Houston, Texas 
ra. Jack McAfee, Nov 24,1973, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Jack T. McAfee. 

They are both Graduates of the University of Texas 

Living in Houston (19 77) 

FLORENCE ANN CORLESS - dau of George B. Corless (Jona- 

1 T / 1 m o • T 1 • >!,-. than, Bradford, Jesse) 

b. Jan 4,1919 in Joplin,MO ' ' ' 

m. George Hale Shipley, Jr, in Houston, Texas 
Florence is a graduate of Rice University. 
George is a graduate of University of Virginia and post grad- 
uate work at the University of Texas. Living in Austin, Texas , 
(19 77) One son: George as follows: 
George Corless Shipley 

b. May 26,1947, in Houston, TX 

m. Donna West, June 2,1972 in Austin, Texas, dau of 
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin West of Austin 

George has a Doctor's Degree in Government; Donna is a grad- 
uate of the University of Texas. Living in Austin, TX (1977) 
One son: 

George West Corless Shipley b. Sept 20,1975 
ROBERT JONATHAN CORLESS - son of George B. Corless 

(Jonathan, Bradford, Jesse) 
b. April 15,1926, in Joplin,MO 
m. Ellen Pitts 
Robert is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy and Harvard School of Business; is a Professor and they 
are living in Plymouth, New Hampshire (19 77) 

Children: Robert, Frances, Elizabeth and Peter 
ROBERT JONATHAN CORLESS, Jr. - son of R.J. Corless 
b. Nov 7,1951, in Boston, MA 
Robert is a graduate of Wesleyan College, Middletown,CT and 
Post graduate from New York University. He is in the Banking 
Business in New York City (1977) 

FRANCES PITTS CORLESS - dau of R.J. Corless 
b. June 26,1953, in Boston, MA 
She is a graduate of Juniata College, Huntington, PA 
ELIZABETH CORLESS - dau of R.J. Corless 
b. Jan 4,1957, in Ambler, PA 



126 Part I Ch VI 

She attended Florida Southern College at Lakeland, majored 
in Chemistry and Language. Was an Exchange student in Germany 
in her senior year. 

PETER FRANKLIN CORLESS - son of R.J.Corless 
b. May 30,1962, in Ambler, PA 
HIRAM CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 
b. Jan 3,1855, in Elgin County, Ont 
d. April 11,1918, bu in Dorchester 

m. Melissa Pearson, Sept 18,1889, dau of John and Eliz- 
abeth (Silverthome) Pearson 

b. Feb 23,1857, in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ont 
d. Feb 8,1930, in Tillsonburg, bu in Dorchester 
No children 
GEORGE BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Bradford Corless (Jesse) 
b. Oct 26,1858; d. July 1917, bu in Dorchester 
m. Ann Pearson, July 4,1883 in Tillsonburg, dau of John 
amd Elizabeth (Silverthome) Pearson 

b. Sept 29,1866 in Corinth, Ontario 
d. Jan 16,1889, bu in Firby Cemetery near Corinth 
m. 2nd Mary ' Minnie ' Mabee , dau of William P. and Mary 
(Sinclair) Mabee. 

b. June 25,186 7; d. 1954, bu in Dorchester 
Children: Alta, by Ann 

Fern, Margaret , Del, Gladys , Norma, Edna by Minnie 
ALTA MAY CORLESS - dau of George B. Corless (Bradford, 
b. April 4,1886 in Avon, Ont. Jesse) 

d. Dec 5,1924, in Windsor, bu in Dorchester 
m. Samuel Wally Fitzpatrick, Jan 16,1907, in Springford 
Ont, son of William and Margaret Matilda (Houghton) Fitzpat- 
rick. (Margaret ' s first marriage was to a Mr. Davis) 

b. April 5,1881, in Ingersoll,Ont ; d. April 22,1917 
m. 2nd Roy Barton Jones, ca 1919, in Ingersoll, son of 
James McKenny and Sarah (Pattock) Jones 

b. Sept 27,1886 in Goderich,Ont; d. ca 1975 in Toronto 
Children: Hiram, Dora, William, Stanley by Fitzpatrick 

Leta by Jones 
Hiram Kenneth "Ken" Fitzpatrick - son of Alta Corless 
b. Mar 12,1909, near S Dorchester Twp 
d. Mar 29,19 79, bu Dorchester Union 
m. Laura Victoria Mae Corbett, July 23,1932, in 
Tillsonburg, dau of Emerson and Florence Corbett 
b. May 24,1910, in Culloden, Ontario 
"If you name that child after me, I'll leave him a farm," so 
said Hiram Corless (son of Bradford Corless) to his niece, 
Alta May Fitzpatrick, who had just given birth to her first 
son, Hiram Kenneth. Thus Ken, after having lived in Windsor 
for five years, began farming in 1926 for himself, and in 1930 
became the proud owner of Burr Hill, (Lot A, Concession 8, S. 

Dorchester) after his Aunt Melissa, who had a life lease on 
the farm, had died. Ken operated this dairy farm of 61 acres 



Part I Ch VI 127 

in lonely bachelorhood until 19 32 when he married a school 
teacher, Laura Corbett. 

During World War II, Laura resumed teaching and was quite 
active in her profession for several years before early re- 
tirement. She works with the Woman's Institute, a Canadian 
organization of Women. She enjoys hand painting china and 
working with clothing for herself. 

liJhen the farm was sold in 1959, Kenneth turned to carpentry 
and became actively engaged in construction and operated his 
own business. He was active in his Masonic Lodge. They built 
a new home in Culloden where Laura lives (19 79) 
One son William as follows: 
William Emerson Fitzpatrick 

b. Dec 13,1934, S.Dorchester Twp, Elgin Co 
m. Jean Arlene Diamond, Mar 9,195 7, dau of 
Clarence and Lila Diamond 

b. 1938, in Springfield 
William is a Provincial Assessor, they live in Tillsonburg, 
(19 79) Two children 

Dora Grace Fitzpatrick - dau of Alta Corless 
b. May 5,1910, near Springfield 
m. Lloyd Pearson, Feb 7,19 31, in London, son of 
John and Irene (Thompson) Pearson 

b. May 10,1905, Bayham Twp, Elgin Co. 
They owned and operated a restaurant in Tillsonburg for 
several years and then a Marina on Lake Erie, for many years. 
They live near Simcoe,Ont. (19 76) 
Four children: Ronald,Alta,Helen,Terry ,as follows: 
Ronald Kenneth Pearson 

b. June 5,1932; d. Jan 6,1933,bu in Dorchester 
Alta Doreen Pearson 

b. Nov 30,19 33, in Tillsonburg 

m. James Oscar Becker, Dec 26,1956 
Helen Jean Pearson 

b. July 14,19 35, in Bayham Twp 
m. William Albee Thompson, Sept 28,1956 
Terry Lee Pearson 

b. April 29,1949, in Tillsonburg 
m. Donna Marie Muth, ca 19 72 
William George Fitzpatrick - son of Alta Corless 
b. May 25,1913, near Ingersoll 

m. Mary Adella Hannon, June 23,19 34, dau of William 
and Jennie Hannon 

b. May 25,1909; d. Mar 5,19 79 
Living in Tillsonburg (19 77) 
Children: Robert and William as follows: 
Robert Wayne Fitzpatrick 

b. Mar 21,1936, near Ostrander,Ont 
m. Isobel Dorothy Saxton, May 12,1956 



128 Part I Ch VI 

William Barry Fitzpatrick 

b. June 16,19 37, in Tillsonburg 

m. Nancy Pauline Techner, Aug 31,196 3 

Robert "Stanley" Fitzpatrick - son of Alta Corless 

b. 1916; d. 1917, bu in Dorchester 

Leta Roberta Jones - dau of Alta Corless 

b. July 2,1920 in Windsor, Ont. 

m. Ralph Adin Sims in 1942, son of James E. and 

Edith Sarah (MacMillan)Sims . Divorced in 1955 

b. April 20,1922 

m. 2nd Wilford Lee Haight, in 1960, in Winter Park, 

FL, son of Franklin Henry and Mabel Rose (Hauf) Haight 

b. Mar 11, 1910 in Montgomery City, MO 

Wilford retired in 1973, living in Winter Park,FL (1974) 

Children: Susan, Jane and Ralph as follows: 

Susan Patricia Sims 

b. Oct 21,1946, in Windsor 

m. Lowell E. Ament, Nov 12,1971, in Atlanta 

Jayne Kathleen Sims 

b. Dec 16,1948 in Detroit 

m. Kenneth Lee Hughes, Aug 30,19 70 

Ralph Adin Sims; b. June 11,195 3 in Orlando, FL 

d. July 30,19 70 in Winter Park,FL 

FERN CORLESS - adopted dau of George B. Corless 

b. Aug 25,1889 in Avon (Bradford, Jesse) 

d. ca 1970 

m. George W. McQuiggan, son of Albert and Mary(Waite) 

McQuiggan . 

b. Feb 24,1889. Lived in St. Thomas 

Children: Albert, Maxwell, Olive, Keith, Gary, Norma and 

Eileen 

MARGARET "MAGGIE" CORLESS - dau of George B. Corless 

b. Nov 25, 1890, in Dorchester Twp (Bradford, Jesse) 

m. Thomas Albert McBeth, Dec 20,1911, son of Charles 

amd Beth McBeth 

b. Nov 1892; d. ca 19 70 

Margaret living in Ingersoll,0nt (19 76) 

Children: Marj orie, Hazel, Gladys , Norma, Marian and 

Donald as follows: 

Marj orie Helen McBeth - dau of Margaret Corless 

b. Nov 21,1912 

Lives with her mother in Ingersoll (19 76) 

Hazel Jean McBeth - dau of Margaret Corless 

b. April 30,1914 

m. Rev N.F. Swackhammer, Sept, 1940 

Living in Samia, Ontario (19 76) 

Children: Jane and Robert as follows: 

Jane Margaret Swackhammer 

b. June 21,1941 

m. G.W. Bennett, Oct 20,1962 



Part I Ch VI 129 

Robert McBeth Swackhaminer 

b. Aug 19,1947; not married 
Gladys "Alberta" McBeth - dau of Margaret Corless 
b. Sept 4,1916, in Ingersoll 

m. Dr. Charles Christopher Down, April 15,1939 at 
the home of Alberta's parents, son of George William and Annie 
(Burwell) Down of Southeastern Ontario 

b. Oct 10,1911, in Dobbinton, Ontario 
Charles graduated from the Univ. of Toronto, Faculty of 
Dentistry, in 1937 and established his practice in St. Cather- 
ines, Ont. They live in St .Catherines (19 76) 

Children: Annetta and Thomas as follows: 
Annetta Louise Down 

b. Sept 27,1942 in St .Catherines, Ont 
m. Dr. Donald Eugene Eastman, July 8,1964 
Thomas Albert Down 

b. Sept 18,1945 in St . Catherines , Ont 
m. Ingrid Elfrieda Brown, Aug 22,1973 
Norma Margaret McBeth - dau of Margaret Corless 

b. .. m. J. Eraser Dixon Living in London, (19 76) 
Seven Children 
Marian Grace McBeth - dau of Margaret Corless 

b m. J.F. Dobbie 

Living in Kilbride, Ont (19 76) 
Donald Charles McBeth - son of Margaret Corless 

b m. Billie Jean 

Lives near Stratford, Ontario (1976) 
DEL J. CORLESS - son of George B. Corless(Bradford Jesse) 
b. Feb 22,1894, in Dorchester, Middlesex Co, Ont. 
d. Feb 11,1969, bu in Mt. Olivet Gem. Denver, CO 
m. Alma Gladys Johnston, dau of William James and 
Annie Adeline (Roy) Johnston of Flora, Ont . (north of Guelph) 
b. April 28,1901, in Toronto 
They lived in Sault Ste Marie, MI, in Flint, MI where Del was 
a Chevrolet Service Manager, and then in Colorado 
Alma lives in Broomfield,CO (1976) 
Children: Jack and Gary: 

JACK WILLIAM CORLESS - son of Del Corless (George B. 
b. Mar 29 , 1922, Dorchester, Ont Bradford, Jesse) 
m. Dolores A.McKenzie, Aug 19,1947, in Vassar.MI, 
dau of Howard McKenzie . 

b. ... Divorced in 19 71 
Jack was with the U.S. 2nd Division in France in the Second 
World War. He was severely wounded and was awarded a Bronze 
Star and a Purple Heart. He was Assistant Manager at the 
Bloomfield Hills Country Club, MI before going to Colorado. He 
is a Used Car Dealer in Denver, also has a small farm near 
Broomfield,CO, where he raises and trains jumping horses. 
One child: Lori 



130 Part I Ch VI 

LORI KATHLEEN CORLESS - dau of Jack Corless 

b. Dec 28,1958 in Denver, CO, adopted at age of 2_ 
months. Lori is an honor student in high school, loves to 
ride and train horses, and has won many prizes in Horse Shows 
GARY BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Del Corless (George B. 
b. Dec 11,1933 in Flint, MI Bradford, Jesse) 

m. Betty Lee McVicker, Jan 15,1954, of Flint, MI, 
dau of Marvin and Nina McVicker. Divorced in 19 75 

Gary served in the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa during the Kor- 
ean War. He is a machinist and tool and diemaker for Western 
Electric. Lives in Broomfield,CO (1976) 
Children: Jac, Marti and Candi 
JAC BRADFORD CORLESS - son of Gary Corless 
b. Aug 26,1956, in Flint, MI 

m. Jodi Lewis, Nov 14,19 75 in Broomfield,CO, dau 
of Fred Lewis of Broomfield 

Jac is an apprentice tool and diemaker; enjoys cars and 
motor-cycles. They live in Denver 

MARTI ARLENE CORLESS - dau of Gary Corless 
b. April 19,1959, in Flint, MI 
Marti is an honor student in high school 
CANDI LYN CORLESS - dau of Gary Corless 
b. Jan 26,1969 in Boulder, Colorado 
Candi loves horses, rides well and is an avid swimmer on 
her school team. 

GLADYS MERLE CORLESS - dau of George Corless (Bradford, 

b. June 17,1898, in Dorchester, Middlesex Co,Ont^^^^ 
m. Karl Rindelhardt, April 17,1924, son of Otto P. 
and Marie (Welke) Rindelhardt 

b. Aug 3,1896 in Detroit 
Karl was a Civil Engineer with the Detroit Public Water 
System, now retired. Living in Southgate,Mi (1977) 
Children: Rosemarie, Walter and Ronald 
Rosemarie Rindelhardt - dau of Gladys Corless 
b. Dec 4,1928 in Detroit 
Lives with her parents (19 77) 
Walter 0. Rindelhardt - son of Gladys Corless 
b. April 13,19 30 in London, Ont. 
Walter is a Tool and Die Designer and lives with his 
parents (1977) 

Ronald F. Rindelhardt - son of Gladys Corless 
b. Jan 31,19 36 in Detroit 

m. Mary Geisler, Aug 25,1962, dau of Edward and 
Emma Geisler 

b. Aug 23,19 38 
Ronald is a CPA and is a City Comptroller. 
Living in Vermont (19 74) 
Children: Verity and Ma than as follows: 
Verity Andrea Rindelhardt 



Part I Ch VI 131 

b. June 14,1966, in Wyandotte, MI 
Mathan Andrew Rindelhardt 
b. Feb 20,1968 in Wyandotte 
NORMA ELIZABETH CORLESS- dau of George Corless (Brad- 
b. Mar 25,1900 in Dorchester, Ont ford, Jesse) 
m. George Ervin Roy, June 30,1923, son of William M. 
and Charlotte (Guyette) Roy 

b. Jan 15,1901, in St .Thomas, Ont . 
George is in Residential Construction Work 
Living in Harriman,TN (19 77) 
Children: Norma, William, Dolores, Grant and Marylin as 

follows: 
Norma Jacqueline Roy - dau of Norma Corless 
b. May 21,1924, in Windsor, Ont 

m. Arley Roy Lofquist, Nov 7,1942 in Detroit, son of 
Harold W.and Leona M. (Schroeder) Lofquist (b. in Keokuk, lA 
and Detroit, MI. 

b. Mar 18,1920 in Detroit 
d. May 16,1968, in Manistique,MI 
m. 2nd Donald Joseph Carlson, Dec 10,1969, son of 
Joseph and Theresa Carlson 

b. Jan 3,19 30 in Manistique,MI 
Donald is a Hospital Technician; they live in Manistique,MI 
Children: S us anne, Kenneth and Donald as follows: 
Susanne N. Lofquist 

b. Sept 9,1944 in Detroit 
m. Donald G.Atkinson, Mar 25,1966 
Kenneth Roy Lofquist 

b. Nov 10,1947 in Detroit 
m. Amilyn K. Stuteville, Sept 30,19 72 
Donald Arley Lofquist 

b. July 18,1955, in Medina, Ohio 
m. Barbara Jean Schneider, June 4,19 77 
William George Roy - son of Norma Corless 
b. June 12,1927, in Puce, Ont. 

m. Alice Devor, May 1948 in Wayne, MI, dau of Daniel 
E. and Laura V. (McMurray) Devor of Duquoin,IL 

b. July 2,1929 in Wayne County, MI. Divorced 1968 
m. 2nd Thelma Nadine Payne, July 2 7,1968 in Oakland 
Co, MI, dau of Zion William and Nancy Maebell (Parsons) Payne 
of Lee County, VA 

b. Sept 1,19 31 in Lee County, VA 
Thelma had been married previously to Leonard D. Sutter, Oct 
30,1952, in Wayne Co, MI, divorced in 196 7; they had a son 
Gregory Lynn Sutter b. June 27, 1955, in Wayne Co, MI 

William received an Associate Degree in Building Construc- 
tion from Lawrence Institute of Technology, Detroit; he is an 
owner and manager of a Manufacturing Company in Detroit, mak- 
ing gaskets and dies. 



132 Part I Ch VI 

Children: William and Brian, as follows: 
William George Roy,Jr 

b. Aug A, 1949 in Detroit; d. April 4,1970 
Brian Scott Roy 

b. Aug 22,1955 in Wayne County, MI 
m. Kennita Sue York, Mar 1,1975 
Dolores Yvonne Roy - dau of Norma Corless 
b. April 12,1929, in Windsor, Ontario 
m. George Parker Adkisson, Dec, 1949, in Detroit, MI, 
son of Jesse Parker and Annilee (Lowe) Adkisson from Greene 
and Roan Counties, TN 

b. Jan 13,1923 in Harriman,TN 
They own a Florist Shop in Harriman,TN 
Children: Linda, Marta, George , Marilyn and Julie as 

follows : 
Linda Yvonne Adkisson 

b. Oct 16,1950 in Harriman,TN 
m, Jesse Lee Rittenhouse, Jr. , June 30,1973 
Marta Elaine Adkisson 

b. April 8,1953 in Harriman, TN 
m. Beryl Clay Nichols, Jr. May 19,1977 
George Bradford Adkisson 

b. May 6, 1955 in Harriman, TN 
m. Cynthia Denise Clark, June 10,1977 
Marilyn Susanne Adkisson 

b. Oct 26,1962 in Harriman 
Julie Dee Adkisson 

b. Mar 12,1966 in Harriman 
Grant Ervin Roy - son of Norma Corless (George B. , 
b. Nov 2,1935 in Detroit, MI Bradford, Jesse) 

m. Mary Rose Angelovich, Nov 8,1958 in Detroit, dau 
Anton and Maria (Martonak) Angelovich, of Torysa and Sarriska, 
Czechoslovakia. 

b. Jan 30,1938 in Detroit 
Grant is a Customer Service Representative for a Steel Co. 
Children: Anthony , Grant and Deanna, as follows: 
Anthony Paul Roy b. June 15,1962 in Detroit 

Grant Ervin Roy, Jr. b. Oct 26,1964 in Detroit 

Deanna Rose Roy b. Dec 2,1969 in Detroit 

Marilyn Joyce Roy - dau of Norma Corless 
b. June 21,1944, in Detroit 

m. Hal Richard Snyder, June 23,1962, in Wayne Co, 
MI, son of Clyde Whitman and Letha Virginia (Adams) Snyder of 
Alexandria, Ohio and St. Louis, MO. 

b. April 18,1943 in River Rouge, MI 
Children: Lori,Amy and Angle, as follows: 
Lori Ann Snyder 

b. Oct 8,1966 in Wayne Co, MI 
Amy Marie Snyder; b. May 11,19 71 in Camden, N.J. 



Part I Ch VI 133 

Angle Elizabeth Snyder 

b. Sept 4,1976, in Chesterfield, MO 
EDNA CORLESS - dau of George Corless (Bradford, Jesse) 
b. Sept 21,1902, in Dorchester 

m. Harry Wedgewood Stone, Oct 27,1923, son of Fred 
and Addie (Cousins) Stone. 

b. July 21,1907 in Toronto; d. 1929; Divorced 
m, 2nd Roy Britton, July 1943 
b. Mar 1889; d. June 1958 
Edna Living in Windsor, Ont (1977) 
One dau, Helen 

Dorothy Helen Stone - dau of Edna Corless 
b. Aug 7,1924, in Windsor, Ont 

m. Gordon Marsh, July 19,1947 in Windsor, son of 
Sidney and Grace (Fleiraning) Marsh 

They own and operate a Frozen Food Company in Windsor(19 77) 

One son James 

James Marsh b. June 15,1954 in Windsor, Ont. 



134 Book I 



CHAPTER VII 



JESSE CORLESS - son Jesse Corless 

b. July 24,1814, probably Chatham Twp, Argent euil Co, Que 
d. Mar 26,1874, in Bayham Twp, Elgin Co,Ont, bu in Otter 
Valley Baptist Cemetery, near Vienna, Elgin Co,Ont. 
m. Hannah Wilson, Apr 20,1840 
b. Nov 4,1817, in Ontario 
d. April 30,1889, bu in Otter Valley Cemetery 

Their marriage record indicated that Jesse was from Malahide 
Twp and Hannah from Bayham Twp 

We believe that Jesse arrived in Elgin County in 1831, at 
the age of seventeen, with his Mother, younger sister Polly, 
half-brother Thomas Welch, and his step-father Captain Samuel 
Whaley. 

Jesse farmed in Bayham Township about one and one half miles 
east of Vienna. He was listed in Township Records of 1847 as 
being a Pathmaster; we presume this was in connection with the 
road system. Hannah still owned 100 acres in 1877. 

Family legend has it that Hannah's brother Captain Wilson, 
was a sailor and that he and Jesse were owners of the boat 
"The Royal Oak." Sometimes when they could not agree, Jesse 
would say "Well! split 'er in two." No trace of the boat was 
found in the extensive records of the Great Lakes Historical 
Museum of Detroit, but finally, while perusing an 1877 Atlas 
of Elgin County an article was found which indicated that nu- 
merous ships had been built in Port Burwell, and the Royal 
Oak, weighing 58 tons was one of those listed. Further study 
of marine records in the Detroit Library disclosed that a 
"Royal Oak" sank in Port Stanley (twenty-five miles west of 
Port Burwell) in 1856. Apparently the Corless venture in the 
marine world was short lived. 

We were told in the 19 30's that Jesse had three daughters, 
and we were given the probable last names of the husbands. 
However, when we started this detailed study in 19 73, repeat- 
ed inquiries in Elgin County, directly and via letters, pro- 
duced nothing. Finally through Earl Brooks, we met Fred Lind- 
say, in Springfield, who had some data on the Brooks line, and 
a little on the Corless line. He had a copy of an Elgin County 
Atlas of 1877 and it was a thrill to locate Jesse's farm and 
to find the Royal Oak listed. We took Fred to Vienna where we 
found the graves of Betsy Ann (Jesse's second daughter) and her 
husband George Marlatt. Fred inquired in a barber shop for in- 
formation on the Marlatt family, and we were directed to a 
Mrs. McCurdy in Vienna. She told us that as a bride, she had 



Part I Ch VII I35 

lived briefly in the old Jesse Corless home, about fifty years 
before, but that Mrs. Mathews near Tillsonburg, would know 
more about the family. 

We wrote to Mrs. Mathews - no answer. We wrote to Mrs.McCur- 
dy - no answer. Months later we again went to Vienna, found 
no one at home at the McCurdy residence. As we were leaving, 
we noticed the name McCurdy on the mail box next door, so we 
stopped there and explained our problem. They said that Mrs. 
McCurdy had not written because of illness in the family, and 
also told us where Mrs. Mathews lived. In further conversation 
they asked if we had been to Otter Valley Cemetery, south-east 
of Vienna. We had never heard of it. They provided the direc- 
tions and we went immediately. It proved to be a small, no 
longer used, Baptist Cemetery, neatly restored. Another 
thrill - the fully legible gravestones for Jesse and Hannah. 
One phase complete, now for the descendants. 

Some months later another trip to Elgin County, and among 
other things, we found Albert and Nellie Mathews home near 
Straff ordville and they were very cordial. Their home was on 
the old Talbot Road and dated from the early 19th Century. She 
had not written because of severe illness and slow recovery. 
Her mother was a Marlatt and related to the afore mentioned 
George Marlatt. (There are many Marlatts in Elgin County, not 
related in modem times). Nellie filled in a few more details, 
including an important one, Morley Claus , a descendant of 
Jesse's youngest daughter, Nancy Mariah, lived in Vienna. We 
found Morley but as he had an engagement for the evening and 
we were due back in Michigan, we did not have much time with 
him. 

Morley did not know that his grandmother was a Corless (she 
had died many years before he was bom) and he knew little 
about her. Incidentally we have been amazed at the large number 
of persons we have met in this work who did not know the 
names, first and maiden, of their grandmothers. (Let this be a 
hint to readers of this work, inquire about your antecedents 
while there is some one living who can tell you) . 

Morley remembered little of his younger days, but did re- 
member an Aunt Betsy, and he gave us the name of the underta- 
ker who had buried his mother. We wrote to the undertaker who 
gave us some data including the name of the person who paid 
the bill. We wrote to this man. Earl Smyth of Vienna, and 
later called on him. Further proof of the fact that truth is 
stranger than fiction - Earl proved to be the man that Fred 
Lindsay had talked to in the Barber Shop, when asking for in- 
formation months before. Earl had not known that his great 
grandmother was Nancy Corless, but was interested, immediate- 
ly answered, and he and his wife Verna have been very helpful 

since then. 

So much for one excursion in the life of a Genealogist. 



136 Part I Ch VII 

Jesse's Children: Mary Jane, Betsy Ann and Nancy Mariah 
MARY JANE CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless (Jesse) 

b. Aug 5,1841, probably in Bayham Twp, Elgin Co. .Ontario 
d. June 17,1881, killed in an accident when the horses 
ran away; bu in Otter Valley Cemetery 

m. Charles Patten. After Mary's death he moved to Almont 
MI, returned to Bayham Twp; later moved to Saskatchewan where 
he died ca 1914, bu in Otter Valley 

Children: Laura, Jesse , Annie, Harry , George, William and 

Herbert as follows: 
Laura Ellen Patten - dau of Mary Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 

b d. May 29,1945 in Kelso, WA, bu in Prosser,WA 

m. Edward Frederick Charles Stem in Michigan 

b d. 1934 in Prosser,WA, bu there 

Edward was bom in Germany, brought to Michigan while an 
infant. The family lived northwest of Imlay City, MI 

Children: Chester, Frederick, Violet , Vera, Valentine and 

Margaret as follows: 
Chester Stem, b. 1890 in MI; d. 1958 

m. Lucile Waldron ca 1917; Div 1918 
m. 2nd Kathleen Townsend,Feb 2,1920 
Frederick Stem b. in MI ; d. under 1 yr, bu in Imlay 
Violet Stem b. in MI ; City 

m. Ira Henkle in Toppenish,WA; Div. 

m. 2nd Charles Pettet; d 

m. 3rd Eric H. Waldo; d. 1964 
Vera Stem 

b. in Washington; d. 1969 

m. William Wells in Go 1 den dale, WA; divorced 
m. 2nd Charles Christensen, killed in a mine accident 
Valentine "Val" Floyd Stem in Idaho 

b. Feb 14,190 7 in a covered wagon in the Glade, 
m. Ida Mae McNeil; div. 1955 Yakima Co,WA 

m. 2nd Esther Ruth Foster in Michigan 
Margaret Stem 

b. in Washington; d. in 1961 

m. a Hawaiian who was killed at Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 

1941. 

Jesse A. Patten - son of Mary Corless (Jesse , Jesse) 
b. Mar 17,1861 in Vienna, Bayham Twp, Elgin Co. 
d. Jan 10,1932, bu in Webster Cemetery , Almont , MI 
m, yes; divorced 

m. 2nd Matilda A.DeWitt, Mar 1896 in Imlay City, dau 
of Joe and A. (Coolley)DeWitt 

b. Apr 17,1878 in Bruce Twp 

d. Oct 21,1941, bu in Almont, MI 
Children: Oli ve, Charles , John, Bert and Laura as follows 
Olive Mary Patten b. 1896 in Croswell,MI 

d. Dec 19,1964 in Detroit; m and separated 



Part I Ch VII I37 

Charles Patten 

b. Aug 4,1903; d. 1960; m. Annie, in Pennsylvania 
He was a Detroit Theater Organist in the 1930s, 
John William "Bill" Patten 
b. Dec 1,1906 in Dry den, MI 

m. Ellen Gothrop of Port Huron, MI; no children 
Laura Ellen Patten 

b. July 8,1909 in Dryden Twp , Lapeer County, MI 
m. Albert Eugene Graham, Sept 27,1930 
Bert G. Patten 

b. Feb 17,1914 in Imlay City, MI; m. . and divorced 
Annie Patten - dau of Mary J.Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 

b d. at about 17 years of age 

Harry Patten - son of Mary J. Corless (Jesse , Jesse) 
b. 1869 

d. 1916, bu in Otter Valley Cemetery, Elgin Co,Ont. 
m. Ethel Chivers, ca 1910, dau of Henry and Elizabeth 
Chivers of Otter Valley. No children 

George Patten - son of Mary J. Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 
b. 1877; 

d. Mar 1957, bu in Mt.Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ont. 
m. Margaret "Maggie" Houghton 
b. 1880 

d. 1926, bu in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery .London, Ont . 
m. 2nd Mrs. Ada Bedegood, Sept 29,19 30 
m. 3rd Eva Palmer, ca 1954 
George was raised by Doc and Nancy (Corless) Hoshal; he had 
one son Basil Patten. 

b. May 9,1907 in Tillsonburg 
d. July 22, 1948 in Chatham, Ont 

m. Margaret Jean Doyle, Oct 20,1928 in London, Ont. 
William "Will" Patten - son of Mary J. Corless 
b. 1878; d. 1952, bu in Straff ordville, Ont 
m. Montie Scanlan, dau of George and Myrtle (Chivers) 
Scanlan; Montie was a grandaughter of Elizabeth Hoshal, sister 
of Emerson Hoshal. 

b. 189 8 in Bayham Twp, Elgin County, Ont 
m. 2nd Claude Butterwick 
Montie lives in Port Burwell,0nt (19 76) 
Will was raised by Doc and Nancy (Corless) Hoshal; he was 
a Carpenter. Children: Charles Edward, William and Ivadell: 
Charles Edward Patten 

b. 1915, in Port Burwell 

m. Ruby Palen in 19 38; Live in Woodstock, Ont 
William Leo Patten, b. 1917; d. at age 4 months 
Ivadell Patten 

b. 1924, in Port Burwell 

m. William "Billy" Gibbons in 1947; divorced 
Herbie Patten - son of Mary J. Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 
b. ca 1880; d. in infancy 



138 Part I Ch VII 

ELIZABETH ANN "BETSY" CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless 
b, 1843 (Jesse) 

d, 1923, bu in Vienna, Elgin Co, Ont 

m. George A. Marlatt, Feb 4,1862, in the Baptist Church, 
Bayham Twp, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Marlatt. 
b. 1831; d. July 12,1899, bu in Vienna 
Their farm was west of Vienna 
Children: Peter, Hannah, Clara, Alma, Ada, Maggie and Clark 

as follows : 
Peter J. Marlatt - son of Betsy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 

b. ca 1862; d 

Hannah A. Marlatt - dau of Betsy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 

b. ca 1864; d 

Clara Marlatt - dau of Betsy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 
b. Jan 18,1868 

d, Dec 25,1943, bu in Sparta, Elgin Co, Ont. 
m. James Mann 

b. May 12,1843; d. Jan 12, 1922, bu in Sparta 
Clara was reported as living in Sparta in 1936. No children 
Alma Marlatt - dau of Betsy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 
b. ...; d. ...; m. John Marlatt (not related) 
Believed to have had a son John 
Ada Marlatt - dau of Betsy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 

No data but believed to have married 
Margaret "Maggie" Marlatt - dau of Betsy Corless 

No data, not married 
Clark Marlatt - son of Betsy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 
b. Aug 23,1884; d. Mar 28,1943, bu in Sparta 
m. Olive B. Coleman in Aylmer 

b. April 2,1900; d. Sept 24,1939, bu in Sparta 
NANCY MARIAH CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless (Jesse) 
b. Sept 23,1846, in Bayham Twp 
d. Aug 1,1887, bu in Otter Valley 
m. Mr. Sherman; d. young 
m. 2nd Emerson Bristol "Doc" Hoshal 
b. 1849; d. 1932, bu in Vienna 
m. 2nd to Matilda Baldwin 
m. 3rd to Sarah Ferris 
Children: Cecile and Jessie 
An article in the Tillsonburg News, dated May 22,1958, told 
of the planned restoration of the Otter Valley Cemetery in 
Bayham Twp, south east of Vienna. Land was originally given 
to the Baptist Church by Nancy Corless, and when the original 
burial plot was filled, and after her marriage to Emerson 
Hoshal, she gave the eastern plot, where she was eventually 
laid to rest. The Church, a frame building was torn down in 
1938. There were originally approximately 90 burials mostly 
of the pioneers of the area. The stones have been gathered 
together and re-set in a small area for a more permanent 
preservation. 



Part I Ch VII I39 

Cecile "Amin a" Sherman - dau of Nancy Corless (Jesse, 
b, 1865 in Bayham Twp, Elgin Co.Ont. Jesse) 

d. Dec 2,1932, bu in Claus Cemetery in Bayham Twp 
m. George Ryerson Claus, Mar 24,1886 

b. 185A; d. 1941, bu in Claus Cemetery 
Cecile has been remembered as "Mina" or "Miny" by different 
persons, her name is believed to have been Almina. 

Children: Jessie, Eva, George, Bertie, Harry , Clara and 

Madeline as follows: 
Jessie A. Claus 

b. 1887; d. 1960, bu in Brantford, Ontario 

m. Will McQuiggan in 1905 

They had thirteen children 
Eva Jane Claus 

b. July 16,1891; d. May 19, 1950, bu in Vienna, Ont. 

m. James Edward Smyth in 1909 

b. Mar 13,1890; d. May 3,1944, bu in Vienna 

Children: Earl, Marguerite, Merl and Stanley 
George "Cecil" Claus 

b. 1895; m. Pearl Travis; Five Children 
Bertie Ethel Claus 

b. 1896; d. 1974, bu in Vienna, Ont. 

m. Murray Lee Wilson in 1915; Two Children 
Harry "Morley" Claus 

b. 1899; m. Hilda Allen in 1926; One daughter 
Clara "Annie" Claus 

b. 1902; d. 1960, bu in Vienna 

m. Harry John Luton in 1921 Six children 
Madeline "Minnie" Claus 

b. 1905; d. 1960 

m. Wallace Humphrey in 192 3 Five children 

Jessie Hoshal - dau of Nancy Corless (Jesse, Jesse) 

b. 1873 

d. Dec 29,1881, bu in Otter Valley Cemetery 



140 Part I 



CHAPTER VIII 



MARY ELIZABETH "POLLY" CORLESS - dau of Jesse Corless 
b. 1816, probably in Argenteuil County, Quebec 
d. 1866, believed to be bu in the Springfield Cemetery, E. 
m. John D. Brooks, Nov 12,1833, by Banns, in Malahide Twp. 
Witnessed by her brother David and her brother-in-law Peter 
Whaley. John was a son of Jonathan and Sally (Sarah Steams) 
Brooks. 

b. ca 1811, in Argenteuil County, Quebec 
d. Dec 28,1886, believed to be bu in the Springfield 

Cemetery, 
m. 2nd Mary Jane Lyons, widow of Henry Lyons. She had 
sons Bill and Homer Lyons 

b. 1841; d. June 17,1881, may have been buried in 
Norwich, Ontario 
We believe that Polly arrived in Elgin County in 1831 with 
her mother, step-father Captain Samuel Whaley, her brother 
Jesse and her half-brother Thomas Welch. Presumably John D. 
was in Elgin County, with his parents long before 1831. 
They farmed in Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario 
Children: Nathan,Malinda,William,Robert, Jesse, John, 

George, Hiram, Mary ,Delphine, Lewis and Caroline 
SEE JOHN BROOKS for Continuation. 

We think that it is interesting to note that a grandaught- 
er of Polly and John (Anastasia Schuelke, age 70) is living 
in 19 79. 



Part II 141 



CHAPTER I 
BROOKS 

Seven Brooks-Corless marriages completely interlocked the 
Brooks and Corless Families: as George Warren Brooks, son of 
Henry B. and Phoebe (Corless) Brooks, so aptly expressed it - 
"My great grandparents on my father's side were my great great 
grandparents on my mother's side." 

The name Brooks dates back to at least the Twelfth Century 
in England. Spelling variations include Brook, Brooks, Brooke, 
and Brookes. Records indicate that ancestors of the Brooks 
were Seaman who fought well for their Country. A family was 
listed in the Dukedom of Herefordshire, Wales in the 13th 
century. In the year 1626 Forest Master James Lawrence Brooks, 
at the request of Hunt Authorities, took charge of Forest 
lands and was elected Officer of the Hereford Forest. He was 
in charge of the keeping and cultivating of the forest and the 
undeveloped land; was awarded a Service Medal 1st Class, and a 
Commendation on parchment, by the King in appreciation of his 
work. Following generations carried on the work, with honor. 

In the 17th and 18th Centuries many Brooks went as pioneers, 
to the American Colonies, Canada, Australia and also Ireland. 

The first Brooks in the American colonies of which we have 
found records was either Thomas or Henry, arriving about 1625 
or 1631, depending on which account one believes, with Henry 
having apparently come from Scotland. There were as many as 
ten Brooks immigrants who came to Massachusetts by 1650, and 
there were hundreds of Brooks families in the Colonies at the 
time of the Revolution. 

Records of the National Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution list four different David Brooks, during 
the Revolutionary Period. 

The first Brooks of our lineage on which we have any infor- 
mation is DAVID. We are not sure where he was bom, as some 
records state that he came from England, while others list his 
place of birth as New Hampshire or Vermont. We do know that he 
signed the "Articles of Association" in Chester, Windsor, 
County, Vermont, in April of 1776, in which he pledged to de- 
fend the Colonies, and we have a copy of his Army Service Re 
cord which showed that he served in Ensign Hoar's Company, of 
the Vermont Militia for thirteen days in 1781. 



142 



Part II Ch I 

DAVID and ANN (CLARK) BROOKS 







CO 




.c 












a 




•H 




>. 4-1 




C 


•S 




• • 






U 


• 


OJ Q) (0 




•H 


B) 




m n 


5 




U 


X 


U ^ T3 




g 


c 






^ 


, 


n) 




CMC 


<u 


nj T) 


6 C 


« 


>. rt x: 


►-3 


B 


S 


c 


N -H 


tn 


•i-TH 


TO n 


N 


(-1 -H to 


2; 






jr 


nj -H .-1 


en 


C > 


U X 


•H 


C "O l-i 


w 




, 





X: r-l (fl 


OJ 


0) nj 


•^ 5 


•-{ 


0) ?% « 


PQ 




Z 


"-) 


W S 


>-) 


CQ P 


ac « 


w 


3: hJ M 



c 




(U 




i-l 


n) 


i-l 


^ -u 


< 


^1 -H 




(0 > 0) 


• 


^ 0) .-H 


PS 


hJ W 



c 
(1) 

ID 



x: 
o 
-a 
c 

CO 

o 

-a 
c 

(0 

c 

0) 

i-l 



m 



u 
to 
•o 
-a 
u o 

OJ CO 

p^ < 



c 

c 

CO 
CO 



c > c 

(0 CO C 

o o < 



I 







.— 1 


CO 






r-i 


•H Q 


•T3 




>,T3 


0) 


CO 


1-1 


x: 


C -H 


•H 


BO C 


•H 


CO 


C > 


c 


•H X 


U 


M 


(0 CO 


CO 


^^ 


s 


CO 


fe 





s 


Crt 





Cfl 


C X CO (U -H 




tc 


CO CO C XI >^ CO 


• 





X C -f-l OJ U 00 


g 


Cli 


4-1 d > P^ C -H 




<i 


CO CO X e CO X 

z 3C hj (X, <: z < 







en 




^ 




c 

(U 




z 




X 






• 

6 


a 


CO 

X 


to 




j-i 


D. 


:o 




trt 


1—1 


C/2 




• 


< 



w 



Part II Ch I 



143 



DAVID BROOKS 

b. ca 1750 

d. Date unknown, possibly circa 1839 in Elgin County .Ontario 
and believed by some to have been buried in the Rogers Comers 
Cemetery, west of Aylmer. No stone has been found. 

m, Ann Clark, ca 1770, probably in Vermont 

b. Date not known, in the Green Mountain area of Vermont 
d. Date unknown, believed by some to have been buried in 
Rogers Comers. 

They lived near Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, and during 
the period April 30 to Oct 3,1804, David sold five parcels of 
land, totaling 335 3/4 acres; the last sale recorded was for 
one acre and 45 rods(160 square rods equal .one acre) to Isreal 
Brooks on Mar 6,1807. Apparently soon after the sales they 
moved to the area of Lachute, Argenteuil County, Quebec (app- 
roximately forty miles west and a little north of Montreal, a 
distance of less than two hundred miles "as the crow flies" 
but probably greater than that by any route available at that 
time. Their children, with their families, also went to the 
Lachute area, whether at the same time or a little before or 
after is not known. 

Children: Susannah, Nathan, Jonathan, Israel, Abigail, Sarah and 
Benjamin 

We wondered for several years why they went to Quebec, be- 
lieving that something more was involved than the free land 
offered by the English government to encourage Settlers. Then 
in a Book titled "Canada and Its Provinces , "by Shortt, we fou- 
nd a likely answer - "the Founders of Lachute in 1796 were a 
group of Vermonters." Other Windsor County families who went 
to Lachute included Chase, Harris, Steams and Stephens. One of 
David Brooks bits of land he sold to a Solomon Stearns in 
1793; later his son Jonathan married Sallie Stearns, we think 
a niece of Solomon. Decendants of those Steams, now spell it 
Stems, have had re-unions in Southeastern Nebraska for the 
last fifty years. 

Other records of interest in the LaChute area at that time 
included the following: "Ann, daughter of John and Ann Cameron, 
was baptized on Sept 28,1814 in the presence of Ann Brook and 
Benjamin Brooks. Mary Brooks and John Wilson both of Seigniory 
of Argenteuil were married April 30,1816. Amy Brooks and 
Gideon Blackman, both of Lachute district, married Mar 28,1814 
with Benjamin Brooks as one of the witnesses. Mary Brooks and 
Wm. G. Arnold were married on Mar 23,1814; witnessed by Ben- 
jamin Brooks and Lydia Perkins." 



144 Part II 



CHAPTER II 

SUSANNAH AND EUNICE BROOKS 

We believe that Susannah was a member of our Brooks line 
and that Eunice may well have been also, although no actual 
proof has been found for either one. The 1790 Census for our 
David Brooks indicated five females of which we are only cert- 
ain of three, namely Ann (David's wife) and daughters Abigail 
and Sarah. The fact that Susannah and Eunice remained in La- 
chute, Quebec area could account for their not being mentioned 
by younger generations in Elgin County , Ontario. 

A Lachute Genealogist has stated that Susannah and Eunice 
were related; this could mean cousins, possibly sisters, or to 
the fact that the second husband of Eunice was a brother of 
Susannah's husband. Present day records of the Stems family, 
descendants of the Starns (Stearns) families of Lachute in the 
1810 period, state that Eunice was a daughter of David and 
Hannah Brooks; our experience with the records of many famil- 
ies over the last two Centuries show cases of names being mis- 
quoted, and of cases where first names were used during one 
period of life and the middle name during another. In one in- 
stance the name by which a man was known has no connection to 
his actual first and second names. Three other Brooks names, 
Amy, John and Mary, which we cannot account for, appear in the 
Lachute area in the 1815 period. 

At any rate we think it worth while to include here avail- 
able information on Eunice and Susannah. 

SUSANNAH BROOKS 

b. ca 1772, probably in Windsor Co., VT 
d. after 1851 bu in the Old American Cemetery 

near Lachute, Quebec. 

m. Ebenezer Stephens, June 29,1802 in Chester, VT, son of 
Philander Stephens. 

b. ca 1735; d 

Ebenezer' s first wife was Lydia French (m. ca 1775) by whom 
he had several children. He served in the Continental Army, 
rising to the rank of Lieutenant; his military record is 
available in Massachusetts records. The 1851 Census of Lachute 
Parish listed Susannah Stephens, widowed, age 79, in the home 
of Alpha (Alvah) and Mary Stephens, presumably a son and dau- 
ghter-in-law. 

EUNICE BROOKS 

b. ca 1786, probably in Windsor Co. ,VT 

d bu in the Old American Cemetery near Lachute, Que. 

m. Asa Starns (Stems), Nov 11,1805, by Bann's, by Rev 
Richard Bradford, Minister (Presbyterian) m Lachute area; 



Part II 



Ch II 



1A5 



witnessed by Daniel Stams and Sallie Brooks. Asa, a son of 
Daniel and Jerusha (Clark) Seems, lived on the south side of 
the North River in Upper Lachute, and Eunice lived north of 
Lachute. He later bought a farm at Hill Foot. Asa's father 
Daniel served three years in the Revolutionary War. Asa 
Steams was a brother of Sallie, wife of Jonathan Brooks. De- 
scendants today use the spelling Stems. 

Children; David, John and possibly others 

Eunice married a second time to Philander Stephens, a bro- 
ther of Ebenezer. Philander Stephen's first wife was Hannah 
Darling, 

The 1851 Lachute Parish Census, listed Philander Stevens 
b. US age 67, Unice, b. US age 65; Hannah, b. Canada age 18; 
Philander b. Canada age 34, widower with 3 children, Laura, 
Maria and Amazo. 




Sallie (Stearns) Brooks 
born in 1778 



146 



Par-t II Ch II 
NATHAN and ABIGAIL (ROSS) BROOKS 






CO 




















CO 




















(U 




















.-1 
















M 




u 


0) 




C 








0) 


(U 




o 


60 


(U 


01 




j= 




XI 


60 


g 


o 


u 


tn 


n 


g' 


n) 


•H 


CJ 


rt 


n) 




o 


w 


u 


)-i 


> 


o 


o 


)-i 


• 


Q) 


0) 


CO 


<0 


rt 


(1) 


x: 


g 


•H 


X 


O 


•-) 


rs 


X 


Vi 


kJ 


pL. 


3G 



8 



w 
m 
w 
o 

PL. 



CO 
















CO 
















0) 

■-I 








u 


r-l 


Xl 




M 






c 


o 


•H 


u 




O 


ra 


T3 


to 


14-1 


(0 


CO 


Xi 


U 


M 


•H 


x: 


TD 


60 


c 


cfl 




D 


> 


4-1 


n) 


•H 


o 


M 


• 


« 


ca 


CO 


u 


X 


(U 


CO 


Ph 


hJ 


o 


z 


pa 


< 


J 


CO 






o 

c 

c 



< 
z 

M 

> 
o 



o 

c 

c 





CO 
















x: 






en 


D 






CO 










*j 






•H 


•H 






CO 








e 


(U 






Vj 


i-H 


Q) 




cn 




(U 


X 


CO 


X 


c 




)-l 


0) 


XI 




•H 


s^ 


60 


CO 


•H 


CO 


CO 


>. 


CO 


C 


(U 


c 


!-i 


u 


c 


r-l 


N 


X 


O 


« 


^4 


O 


X 


CO 


c 


o 


c 


iH 


•H 


4-1 


C • 


• 


O 


X 


o 


iH 


0) 


(U 


CO 


•H 


rH 


CO 


cfl r 


O 


U 


P4 


1-5 


u 


a 


o 


K 


3 


W 


z 


z C 






Part II 147 



CHAPTER III 



NATHAN BROOKS - son of David Brooks 

b. 1774 or 1775 in Chester, Windsor County .Vermont 

The 1800 Census listed him as Nathaniel 

d. ca 1840 in Aylmer, Elgin County , Ontario 

m. Abigail Ross, April 18,1799 in Graf ton, Windham Co.,VT 
by Amos Fisher, Justice of the Peace. Grafton is six miles 
south of Chester. Abigail's father was a Deacon in the Baptist 
Church in Grafton, and her brothers were Ministers. 

b d. in Elgin County 

A descendant of Abigail's, David Harris, believes that her 
parents emigrated from Scotland, bringing her; that she was an 
old maid school teacher at the time of her marriage. Young 
ladies were listed as old maids or spinsters in those times 
at a much younger age than might be thought of today. 

Nathan and Abigail with their first five children were in 
Argenteuil County, Quebec by 1806. The names Nathan, Jonathan, 
David and Israel Brooks appear together in a History of Ar- 
genteuil County, by C.Thomas published in 1896, as being stud- 
ents, between the ages of four and twenty-one, in the new 
school in Lachute in 1810. They were of course over twenty-one 
at that time, except that the David was probably Jonathan's 
son. Another Historian of that area, and era stated that men 
frequently went to school at night after their days work was 
done; perhaps the French language was a factor. 

Nathan and Abigail went, with several of their children, to 
Elgin Co., Ontario and settled in Malahide Township, ca 1819. 
They and daughters Hannah, Phoebe and Nancy became Mormons in 

1835. 

Children: Nathan, twins Lovina and Hannah, Abigail, Phoebe, 

Amy and Nancy 
NATHAN BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks (David) 
b. 1800 in Vermont 

No additional data has been found. It is considered 
possible, in spite of an apparent age discrepancy, that he 
was the Nathan Brooks listed as age 58 in the home of Philan- 
der Corless in the 1850 Census of Branch County, Michigan. No 
other record of this latter Nathan has been found in further 
searches of Branch County Records or elsewhere. 
LOVINA BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (David) 

b. April 28,1801, in Chester, VT, twin of Hannah 

Tradition has it that she married Lyman Corless, oldest 
son of Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless; however, no further 
evidence has been found, and we know nothing more about her. 



148 Part II Ch III 

HANNAH BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (David) 

b. April 28,1801, in Chester, Windsor County, VT 
d. April 27,186 7, in Linn County, Iowa 

m. George Harris, Feb 3,1818, reportably in Genesee Co. 
N.Y,, son of Silas and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Harris, brother of 
Olive and Benjamin Harris. 

b. April 13,1795; d. June 11,1852. 

They lived in Canada, Missouri (Probably Clay Co.) went on 
to Linn County, Iowa, in 1845. 

Children: Comelius,Phoebe, John, Clarissa, Henry, George, 
Hannah, William, Elizabeth, Nathan, Nancy and Olive 
SEE George Harris for continuation 
ABIGAIL BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (David) 
b. 1803, in Chester, Windsor County, VT 
d. May have died in infancy, or she may have been the 
one who married Mr. Noble 
PHOEBE BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (David) 
b. April 12,1804, in Chester, VT 

d. June 15,1878, in Lamoni,Iowa,bu in Sweet Home Cemet- 
ery ,Lamoni 
m. Philander Corless, in 1821, in Elgin County , Ontario, 
son of Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless 

b. July 2 7,1800, in Madison County, New York 
d. Oct 6,1869, in Branch County, Michigan 
Children : Laura , David , Nathan , Bradf o rd, Abigail , Leonard 

and Sarah 
SEE Philander Corless for continuation. 
AMY BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (David) 

b. 1805 in Chester, VT; d 

No real information found; tradition has it that she 
married a man by the name of Noble. The name Noble has been 
found in Vermont , Quebec, Elgin County and Branch County, MI. 
NANCY BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (David) 
b. May 11,1807 in Argenteuil County , Quebec 
d. Mar 11,1863 near Quincy, Michigan, bu in Quincy 
m. Hiram Corless, Dec 1825 in St .Thomas , Ontario, son of 
Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless 

b. Mar 7,1803, in Madison County, New York 

d. Sept 11,1883, bu in Quincy , Michigan 

Children: George, Jesse, Warren, Mary , Sarah, Levi, Phoebe 

Micager and Hiram 
SEE Hiram Corless for Continuation 



Part II 149 



CHAPTER IV 

JONATHAN BROOKS - son of David Brooks 

b. 1776 in Chester, Windsor County, Vermont 
d. Mar 28,1863 in Elgin County , Ontario 

m. "Sallie" Steams, Oct 23,1799, in Chester, Windsor Co., 
Vermont, dau of Daniel and Jerusha (Clark) Steams. Daniel 
served three years during the Revolutionary War. 

b. Sept 16,1778; d. Feb 15,1860 in Elgin County, Ont. 
We have a certified copy of this marriage record. Sallie 
was a nickname for Sarah, as has been observed in other cases; 
the discharge of a mortgage on Dec 4,1863, between Fanny (Br- 
ooks) Fox, dau of Jonathan Brooks, and David, son of Jonathan 
Brooks, refers in three places to Sarah, wife of Jonathan Br- 
ooks. The Mortgage was made by David to his father Jonathan, 
bearing the date of the 16th of July A.D. 1859, involving 
fifty acres of land composed of the North half of the South 
half of Lot number Twenty-one in the Ninth Concession of the 
said Township of Malahide. David paid his sister, Fanny Fox, 
two hundred and fifty dollars and thereby cleared the mort- 
gage. The paper had been signed by the following: Bradford 
Corless, Matilda Corless,John Brooks, George Woolley, Sarah 
Woolley, David Woolley, George Dexter, Jonathan W.Brooks and 
David Brooks ("X", his mark). 

Historian, Fred Lindsay (of Malahide Township) said that 
Jonathan lived one half mile north of the 1st English Church, 
on the 9th Concession; he also said that he feels that since 
they lived so close to the Church that they were probably bu- 
ried in the Church Cemetery; however the Church was later 
razed and the cemetery torn up, so that there is a possibility 
that Jonathan and Sallie were moved to the Springfield Ceme- 
tery where there is a monument with the Brooks name on it (pl- 
aced there by Sarah Brooks Chambers) Some family members in- 
sist that Jonathan is buried in that plot. Some one also has 
indicated they may have been buried in the Old Springfield 
Cemetery. 

The 1842 Census, Malahide Twp indicated that Jonathan had 
been in the County twenty-three years, and shows him as owning 
the north end of Lot 19, Concession 8, 1 house, 100 acres occ- 
upied by the family, 40 acres improved; 90 bushels wheat; 20 
bushels barley; 200 bushels oats; 50 bushels peas; 40 bushels 
potatoes; 100 pounds maple sugar; 15 neat cattle; 4 horses; 
25 sheep; 15 hogs; ten yards fulled cloth; 60 yards flannel; 
75 pounds wool, tenure held by deed. 

The 1861 Malahide Twp Census listed Jonathan in the house of 
his son, David. 



150 



Part II Ch IV 
JONATHAN and SALLIE (STEAKNS) BROOKS 





0) 


X 






t-i 


to 


•a 




f— 1 


.H C -W 


l-i CO 




o 


X. d) c u 


>, cO CO 13 


• 


o 


CO >^ -iH CO QJ 

>-i Sj C tn ^ 


O C U c 


B 


s 


C O >. 3 CO 




o 


CO CO CO O iH 

^ x, a vii < 


CO a) E to e 

z hj < h4 <a 







CO 










to 




c 


< 




Q) 




CO to 


Q 




iH 




(u .H x; 


►J 




1-1 


^ -a 


C cj oj j-i 


M 


• 


O 


CO -H 


to >. C -H to 


H 


e 


a 


n > 


B Vj to c c 

>, to M a o 








to CO 


s 




m 


CO O 


hJ S Pm Q >-) 



60 

o 

O 



CO 










• 










to 










3 




Q) 




(U 


0) 


to g 






• 






c 




c 


rH 


C T) to 


U 




5C 


0) 




•1-1 




•H 


)-l 


to C -H 


1-1 


(U 




60 


B 


X. 


to 


.H 


O 


^ -H M 


0) 


CO 


c 


M 


10 


t:^ 


•H 


O 


o 


4J i-l .H 


XI 


to 


x; 


o 


I-l 


S 


U 


• 


10 cd -H 

ass 


o 


01 


o 


tu 


■H 


to (1) 


0) 


to 


s 


Pi 


1-5 


"-) 


o 


EC 


S Q 


.-J 


u 



u 



w 



c 




to 




XI 


to 


4-1 


>,-o 


to 


o c 


c 


c to 


o 

•-1 


to B 



to o 



B 




g 


to 


to 




10 


(U 


X 


X 


•H 


rH 


to 


CO 


iH 


Vj 


u 


u 


1-1 


CO 


^ 


CO 

CA) 


•H 


6 



0) 



CO 


0) 


CO 








t3 








4J 


X) 


X 


ID 


to 






c 




1—1 




o 


C 


to 


iH 


-o 




X 


c 


>. 


tu 




rH 


f:^ 


N 


U 


c 


•H 


to 


10 


o 


•H 


c 


u 


•H 


to 


10 


> 


u 


to 


c 


c 


X 


to 


CO to 


iH 


X 


1 


(1) 


to 


3 


to 


10 


o 


6 


s s 


u 


u 


l-J 


trt 


w 


z 


Q 


■-) 









c 




4-1 






<u 


to B 




4-1 to 






to 


X ^1 to 


0) c 


(U GO) 


p 




to 


4-1 0) -H "O 


g X ifl 


60 iH rH 


M 


• 


6 


to 4J iH -H 


lO (u x: 


^ >> >-l M 

O V-i to CO 


> 


g 


C --I iH > 


I-l >. O 4-1 


^ 




u 


O to -H to 
n 2 S O 


•H 6 X tfl 

n: ^ ci4 z 


8^66 







4-1 






B 


Q) 






CO 


C X 




X 


>.-i-l 


0) 10 


>. 


o 


1-1 iH 


^ N 


c 


iu 


•H iH 


t-l -H 


c 


• 


B -H 


to i-H 


10 


PC 


w s 


S W 


[n 



Part II Ch IV 151 

An obituary of their son Daniel Brooks (Published in 1887) 
included the following - "Mr. Brooks was bom in the State of 
Vermont, and when he was 3 years of age, his parents removed 
to Genesee County and from there to Lower Canada, hence to 
Upper Canada and settled near Mapleton from which place he 
shortly afterwards removed to his old farm on the 9th Con- 
cession of Malahide where he so long resided, and is now occ- 
upied by his son Levi." We assume that the Genesee County re- 
ferred to was in New York State. 

Children: Fanny , David, Daniel, Abigail, John D. , Matilda and 

Sarah 
FANNY BROOKS - dau of Jonathan Brooks (David) 

b. Mar 11, 1800 in Vermont; d. June 1,1873, bu in a (now 
obscure) Cemetery south east of Brooks Road and Highway 53, 
near Bumside,MI. The stone indicates she is the Mother of 
John H. Fox. 

m. Henry Fox , probably in Elgin County 

b d. before December 1863 

We believe they lived in Ontario; however records show that 
Fanny was living in Lapeer County, Michigan in December 1863, 
and in Peter Woolley's home in 1871, in Elgin County. 

Children: Emily, William, Warren, Elizabeth, Fanny and John 
Mary "Emily" Fox - dau of Fanny Brooks(Jonathan, David) 
b. Feb 6,1825, presumably in Elgin County 
d.Nov 11,1892, bu in Springfield 
m. Peter Woolley, July 20,1847 in Elgin County, son 
of John Throckmorton and Mary Woolley 

b. May 20,1813; d. Feb 4,1881 
Children: John W. , William, Frances, Mary and Irena 
SEE Peter Woolley for continuation 
William H. Fox - son of Fanny Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. ca 1831; d 

Warren Fox - son of Fanny Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. 1847 
Elizabeth Fox - dau of Fanny Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. Nov 25,1849, recorded in the St. Thomas Anglican 
Church. Records show the Church Baptism, Aug 10,1850 shows 
her as a dau of Henry and Fanny Fox. No further data found. 
Frances Jane "Fanny" Fox - dau of Fanny Brooks 

b. 1849 or 185 3 no further data found 
John H. Fox - son of Fanny Brooks Fox. Grave stone as 
above. No further data found. 

DAVID BROOKS - son of Jonathan Brooks (David) 
b. Feb 10,1802 in Chester, Windsor County, VT 
d. after 1870 in lA, listed in Fayette Co, 1870 Census 
m. Charlotte Chase, Oct 19,1824, in the Anglican Church 
in St. Thomas, Ontario. The marriage was witnessed by Nancy and 
Daniel Brooks and Hiram Corless 

b. ca 1806, probably in Argenteuil County, Quebec 
d. after 1870, in Iowa. 



152 Part II Ch IV 

They lived in Malahide, apparently until after 1863, 
then moved to Fayette Co,IA where they were listed in the 1870 
Census . 

Children: Jonathan, Walter,Williani, David, Hiram, Amy , 

Phoebe, Nathan, George, Mary , Charlotte and Charles 
JONATHAN W. BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. Feb 23,1825 in Elgin Co,Ont. David) 

d in Iowa 

m. Nancy Jane Wismer in 1853, probably in Elgin Co., 
believed to be the dau of John and Mary Wismer. 

b. ca 1831; d in Iowa 

It is believed they lived in South Dorchester Twp 
Elgin Co.,Ont, then moved to Fairfield Twp Fayette Co. ,IA 
after 1856. 

Children: Sophronia, Orlando, Mary , Stephen, Amanda, 

Franklin and Etta. 
SOPHRONIA BROOKS - dau of Jonathan W. Brooks (David, 
b. 1853 in Elgin Co.,Ont. Jonathan, David) 
d. 1935, bu in Mapleton Cemetery, Elgin Co.,Ont. 
m. Miles "Milo" Charlton, Feb 1873, in So. Dor- 
chester, son of William and Amy "Emmy "(Deo) Charlton. The mar- 
riage was witnessed by George Wismer and Abram Charlton, 
b. 1852; d. 1948, bu in Mapleton Cemetery 
They lived near Belmont, Ontario. 
Children: Olive, Coral, Orlando and Ora. 
SEE Miles Charlton for continuation. 
ORLANDO BROOKS - son of Jonathan W. Brooks David, 
b. 1856: in Elgin County Jonathan, David) 
m. Mary (or May) Beaman 
Children: Two as follows 

OLIVE ROSE BROOKS b d 

m. Ben Burbank Two children 

MABLE BROOKS b d 

m. Howard Chapin No children 
MARY BROOKS - dau of Jonathan W. Brooks (David. 

b. ca 1859; in la; d. ca 1958 Jonathan, David) 

m. George Eckhardt 

m. 2nd Mr. Weston 

m. 3rd O.E. Green 

Mary lived in Fayette County, Iowa 

Children: Edna, Cecile, Archie, Dewey as follows- 

Edna Eckhardt b d 

m. Delbert Wilson; Children: Gertrude and Francis 
Cecile Eckhardt b...d.age 19 in a fire, not m. 
Archie Eckhardt b... d. in infancy 
Dewey Eckhardt b. d. 

m. Tretta Hisner. Children: Patricia and Robert 
Patricia m. William Emerson 
STEPHEN ORA BROOKS - son of Jonathan W. Brooks 
b. ca 1862; d. Sept 19,1887; not m. 



Part II Ch IV I53 

AMANDA BROOKS - dau of Jonathan W. Brooks ( David.Jona- 

b. ca 1865; d than, David) 

m. B.P. ( or E.W.)Jones 
Children: four as follows 

Harold Jones b d 

m. Matilda Children: Harold and Maxine 

Irene Jones b d 

m. Arnold Nickolas, 

Children: Virginia, Robert ,Juanita and Donald 

Floyd Jones b d 

m. Myrtle Children: Edward 

Adrian Jones No information 

FRANKLIN BROOKS - son of Jonathan W. Brooks) David, 

b. ca 1869; d Jonathan, David) 

m. Lillian Boots Children three as follows- 
ETHEL BROOKS not married 

BESSIE BROOKS m. Mr. Courtney 

VIOLET BROOKS m. Mr. Oppenguard, two children 

ETTA BROOKS - dau of Jonathan W. Brooks 

b d m. Fred Oldfather 

Children: four as follows- 

Henry (or Harry) , m. Martha Brose , dau. Pauline 
Leon not m. 

Ruth m. William Musgrave 

Children: Paul, Mary Etta and Donald 
Theron not m. 

WALTER CHASE BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. Jan 23,1827 in Elgin County, Ont. David) 

d. Jan 1918, near Carthage, MO; bu there 
m. Mrs Martha F. (Hendrickson) Brooks, Mar 13,1853 in 
Linn Co.,IA, marriage was perfoinned by Benjamin Harris, JP., 
dau of Samuel and Sarah (Weatherby) Hendrickson, who came from 
Holland. b. 1835 in Ohio; d. ca 1873 

Martha was the widow of Hiram Brooks, and they had a 
son Hiram who was listed in the 1860 Census, Iowa, 
m. 2nd Almeda(Elraeda) Wilson 

b d. July 10,1910, bu in Carthage, MO 

Walter and Martha went to Fayette Co., lA in 1854, and 
moved to Marion Twp, Jasper Co., MO after son Preston was bom 
ca 1865. Walter was a cabinet maker, as well as a good fanner, 
and the house and bam buildings that he built in 1883 are 
still in good condition. He was mentioned in a History of Fay- 
ette Co., published in 1878. 

Children: Sylvester, Jasper, Samuel, Ralph, Lee , Pres- 
ton, a dau d. young, Robert, Sarah by Martha. 
Amy and Emma by Almeda 
SYLVESTER CHARLTON "Ves" BROOKS - son of Walter 

Brooks(David, Jonathan, David) 
b. Dec 28,1853 in Brush Creek, lA 
d. July 15,1936 



154 Part II Ch IV 

in. Nettie Stults,May 7, 189 l,Oronogo ,M0 dau of George 
and Hope (Stults)Stults, distant relatives who did not meet un- 
til they were adults. They moved from Kentucky to Missouri in 

^^^^' b. Aug 8,1872 in Oronogo,MO; d.Aug 9 , 19 12,0ronogo 

Sylvester lived in Joplin, MO 
Children: Gladys and Mildred 

BERTHA" GLADYS" BROOKS - dau of Sylvester Brooks 

(Walter , David, Jonathon , David) 
b. Apr 28,1892 in Oronogo,MO 

m. John Thomas Coats, Sept 4,1910 in Joplin, MO 
son of William Oliver and Mary Bell Coats 

b. June 30,1889 in Dexter, KS; d. May 31,19 78 
bu in Joplin, MO. They moved from Joplin to Higginsville , 1974 
Children: Ruth, John and David 

Ruth Mercedes Coats - dau of Bertha Brooks (Syl- 
vester, Walter, David, Jonathan, David) 
b. April 11,1912 in Oronogo,MO;d June 21,19 71 
m. Bernard Thomas McCann,June 15,1934 

b d. Aug 25,196 7 

Children: Two as follows 

Patricia Ruth McCann b. June 16,1934/5 

m. William Edgar Allen 
Virginia Lee McCann b. Oct 23,1937 

m. Louis F. Baum 
John Thomas Coats, Jr. - son of Bertha Brooks 
b. July 3,1916 in Joplin, MO 
m. Ganalie Anita"Lee" Sherman, April 9,1950 
John was an Army Career man. Living in 
Higginsville, MO (1977). 

Children: David and Deborah as follows 
David Brooks Coats, II b. Nov 11,1950 
Deborah Evelyn Coats b. June 24,1952 
m. William Burwell Baker 
David Brooks Coats - son of Bertha Brooks 

b. June 27,1922 in Joplin, Mo; d. Sept 9,1923 
MILDRED BROOKS - dau of Sylvester Brooks (Walter, 

Davi d , Jonathan , David) 
b. May 6,1901; in Oronogo,MO 

m. James Glenn Steams, Oct 1,1922, son of David 
and Ida (Dugan) Steams. 

b. April 6,1902 in Paola,KS 
d. July 1962, Los Alamos, bu Sante Fe,N M 
Children: James , Mary , John and Jane 
James G. Steams, Jr. b. June 12,1923 in Joplin 

m. Frances Skagge in 1945 
Mary Stearns b. Sept 3,1925 in Joplin, MO 

m. Jack Swisher in 1946 
John Steams b. Dec 28,1927 in Joplin, MO 

m. Dorothy Jones in 1948 



Part II Ch IV 155 

Jane Steams b. Jan 15,1928 

m. Don Pattison in 1951 
JASPER BROOKS - son of Walter Brooks (David, Jonathan, 
b. 1856 in Iowa: David) 

d. ca 19 39 in Emmett, ID, not married 
SAMUEL BROOKS - son of Walter Brooks 

b. 1858 in Iowa; d 

m. 

Lived on a ranch near Ramona, Oklahoma 
Children: Five including a son, Reed 
REED BROOKS- son of Samuel Brooks 

b d. 1918 in flu epidemic 

Being a small man, be became a Jockey and rode for 
President Diaz of Mexico for three years 

RALPH BROOKS - son of Walter Brooks 

b. 1859; d. 1907 in Carterville,MO, bu there 
m. Rose Ann Rockwell, dau of Charles and Hannah 
Rockwell from England. 

b.l868 in Pennsylvania; d. 19 17 in Carterville 
bu in Carterville. 

Children: Lee, Charles, Ruth, Mary. 
LEE BROOKS b. 1887 in Carthage, MO 

d. Jan 1908 bu in Carterville 
CHARLES BROOKS b. 1888 in Cathage 

d. Oct 1908, bu in Carterville 
RUTH BROOKS b. 1899 in Carterville, MO 

d. 1903 bu in Carterville 
MARY BROOKS b. Mar 18,1901 in Carterville 

m. Lewis Elmer Grayson, Dec 24,1916 in Carterville 
son of Lewis Franklin and Nancy Perthena(Harris)Grayson. 
b. Dec 23,1892 in Phelps Co., MO 
d. July 9,1957 in Cardin,OK, bu in Miami, OK 
They moved from Missouri to Cardin,OK in 1918, 
Mary has shared a home with daughter June in Enid since 1972 
Children; June, Richard, Lewis , Jack, Robert , 

Clifford and Charles 
June Rose Grayson - dau of Mary Brooks 
b. June 24,1918 in Cardin,OK 

June attended State Business College of Miami, OK 
she worked for the U.S .Department of Agriculture, the Pruden- 
tial Insurance Co. and the Federal Aviation Administration in 
Oklahoma City from which she retired as the Assistant Inter- 
national Officer in 19 72. Living in Enid, OK (19 78) 

Richard Lee Grayson - son of Mary Brooks 
b. May 25,1920 in Cardin,OK 
d. Nov 13,1939 in Miami, OK, bu there, killed in 

an air accident. 

Lewis Franklin Grayson - son of Mary Brooks 
b. Sept 7,1921 in Cardin,OK 
m. Vera Lee Willyard in 194 7 



156 Part II Ch IV 

b d. 1952, bu in Pryor.OK 

m. 2nd Caroline Harris Martin in 1953, in Pryor 
Divorced in 1967 

m. 3rd Charlene Vance in Oct 19 76 in Pryor, OK 
Lewis served in the Army 194 1-19A5, with action 
in North Africa, Italy and Germany; he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Oklahoma Law School in 1951, Lives in Tulsa, OK 

Children: Jana and Jill Martin Grayson(adopted) 
Kelly F. , Jayme J. , Christopher, Gary J. 
Jack Edward Grayson - son of Mary Brooks 
b. Feb 17,1924 in Cardin,QK 
d. July 10,1928, bu in Miami, OK 
Robert Elmer Grayson - son of Mary Brooks 
b. Nov 28,1925 in Cardin 

m. Iris Hobson Nov 1951 in Nevada, lA, dau of 
Arthur and Fern Hobson, formerly of Zearing,IA 

Robert served in the Air Force for four years 
and attended Northeastern Oklahoma State College, They live 
in Tulsa, OK (19 78) 

Children: Laurie Anne and Richard Alan 
Clifford Eugene Grayson - son of Mary Brooks 
b. Nov 9,1928 in Cardin, OK 

m. Vera Marie Wilson in 1951 in Richer, OK, dau 
of Lyle and Maude Wilson of Fairland,OK 

Clifford served in the Army for four years and 
attended the University of Oklahoma. They live in Pryor, OK, 
Children: 

Steven m. Marsha Ortiz 

Phillip m. Wanda 

Rachel m. James Montgomery 

Charles Frederick Grayson - son of Mary Brooks 
b. Mar 10,1932 in Cardin, OK 

m. EkDnna Knoetgen in 1956 in Oklahoma City, dau 
of Harold and Nellie Knoetgen 

Charles served with the Oklahoma National Guard 
in Korea in 1951-1953. He attended Northeastern Oklahoma State 
College; graduated from Univ. of OK, Lives in Enid, OK (19 78) 
Children: Amy L. , John P., Carrie A. 
LEE BROOKS - son of Walter Brooks (David, Jonathan, 
b. 1862 David) 

d bu in Deadwood, South Dakota 

m. Olive Rollins 
They lived in Colorado 

One adopted son Ralph, who graduated from the U.S. 
Naval Academy. 

PRESTON BROOKS - son of Walter Brooks 

b.l865; d. 1929, bu in Battle Mountain, NV where 
he lived, not married 
ROBERT BROOKS - son of Walter Brooks 

b. Nov 20,1869 in MO ;d. 1929 in Watsonville,CA 



Part II Ch IV I57 

bu in Salinas, CA 

m. Rosana Sallee Jan 12,1902 

b d. 1973 in Ontario, OR, bu in Weiser.ID 

where they homesteaded when the children were 
young. 

Children: Gertrude, Loyal, Walter, Earl, Ovid, Robert 
GERTRUDE BROOKS - dau of Robert Brooks 

b. Mar 21, 1903 

m. B. Harrison Millikan, July 22,1923 
b d. Mar 25, 19 76 

Gertrude owns and operates a motel and store in 
Manzanola, Colorado 

Three children- 
LOYAL BROOKS - son of Robert Brooks 

b. Aug 26,1904 

m. Thelma Countway Oct 23, 1927, living in Pueblo, 
Colorado (1977) One son. 

WALTER SALLEE BROOKS - son of Robert Brooks 

b. Dec 24,1905; d. Sept 27, 1970, San Bemadino.CA 

m. Florence Watts in 1927, b d. 1960 " " 

Three daughters 
EARL JASPER BROOKS - son of Robert Brooks 

b. April 24, 1907, m 

Living in San Leandro, CA (1977) 

Three children 
OVID WELBORN BROOKS - son of Robert Brooks 

b. Mar 14,1910 

m. Frances Fox in 1940, divorced in 1970 

Ovid lives in Manzanola, CO (1977) 

Four children 
ROBERT LEE BROOKS - son of Robert Brooks 

b. Aug 27,1917 

m. Ruth Fisher, in 19 37 

Living in Garden Grove, CA (19 77) 

One son. 
SARAH BROOKS - dau of Walter Brooks (David, Jonathan, 

b. ca 1873 in Missouri; d David) 

She was a baby when her mother died and was raised 
by a cousin of her father. 

A^IY BROOKS - dau of Walter Brooks 

b. June 13,1875 in MO,d. 1958 inLaJunta,CO 

m. Earl Reeves, Sept 22,1907 

Earl was a Blacksmith 

Children: Virgil, Martha and Daisy 

Virgil Reeves - son of Amy Brooks 

b. July 5,1908; d. Oct 16,1970 

m. Isabell Helem Jan 16,1934 

Children: Virginia, Genieve, Dorothy, Howard, 
Herman, David, Paul. All living in 1977 
Martha Reeves d. at age of three days 



158 Part II Ch IV 

Daisy Reeves - dau of Amy Brooks 
b. July 10,1910 
m. Thomas Hickam Jan 20,1929 

b. 1908; d. Dec 11,1937 
m, 2nd Floyd Huntley 

Thomas was a plumber in Las Animas, CO 
Floyd is a Pastor and they live in Coquille, 
Oregon (19 77) 

Children: Kenneth, Velma, Donald, Edna bom in 

Las Animas, as follows 
Kenneth Hickam b. Nov 10,1929 

Velma Hickam b. Sept 6,1931 

Donald Hickam b. Dec 13,1933 

Edna Hickam b. May 1,1937 

EMMA MAHALA BROOKS - dau of Walter Brooks (David, 
b. July 15,1877 in MO Jonathan, David) 

d. Sept 15,1971 

m. Benjamin Motley, Oct 5,1898 at home near 
Garth age, MO 

b. Nov 8,1869 in Oronogo, MO d. July 15.1947 
They farmed in Newton County , Missouri 
Children: Mae, Frank and Emma as follows 
Sada Mae Motley b. May 10,1900; d. 19 35 in CA 
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Motley b. Sept 19,1902 

He lives in California, is a painter (1977) 
Emma Elmeda Motley b. Dec 21,1909, Jasper Co., MO 
m. Neil Sigel Walker, Aug 28,1938 in Seneca, MO 
They farmed in Newton County , Missouri 
Children: Lewis and Morris as follows 
Lewis Neil Walker b. Dec 13,1944 in Stella, MO 
m. Nancy Millinger of Walnut Grove, MO 
Lewis entered the Univ. of MO at age seven- 
teen, is a Professor with a PhD Degree in Electrical Engin- 
eering. 

Morris Lee Walker b. Mar 31,1947 in Stella, MO 
m. Janice Slocum,Oct 22,1977 

Morris has a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engin- 
eering from the University of Missouri. He is a Maintenance 
Supervisor for the Kansas City, MO Post Office with a large 
staff; their work includes the electronic equipment. 

WILLIAM BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. Aug 2,1829 in Elgin County , Ontario 
m. Lydia (or Libbie)Hysham, sister of Myron Hysham 
m. 2b d Rebecca Parmenteer 

Children: De las , Florence Arthur by Rebecca 
DELAS BROOKS - d. young 
FLORENCE BROOKS - d. young 
ARTHUR BROOKS b. 



Part II Ch IV 159 

DAVID D. BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathon, David) 
b. July 20,1831, in Elgin County, Ont. 
d. after 1870 

m. Lucretia Hendrickson, May 6,1858, in Fayette Co.,IA, 
dau of Samuel and Sarah (Weatherby) Hendrickson, sister of 
Martha and cousin of Samuel Hendrickson. 

b. 183A in Ohio; d. after 1870 
Lucretia took the Oath of Office, as a Deputy in the Com 
Hill Post Office. They lived in Fairfield Twp., Fayette Co.,IA. 
Children: Sarah, Delphine, Milan, Clark and Willian 
SARAH ESTELLE "Sallie" BROOKS 
b. 1861 d. 
m. James C. Brooks - son of Chauncy Brooks 

b. Aug 28,1857 in Fayette County 
SEE James C. Brooks for further information 
DELPHINE BROOKS 

b. 1863 m. John Kennedy 
MILAN BROOKS no data 
CLARK BROOKS no data 
WILLIAM BROOKS 

b. 186 7, shown in the 1870 Iowa Census 
HIRAM BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. July 12,1833, in Elgin County, Ontario; d 

m. Mary (or Sarah) Jaques 

b. 1836 in New York; d 

They were listed in the 1870 Iowa Census, Hiram 38, 

^^^^ ■^°' Children: WARREN, CHARLES ,HATTIE, MAY, No data 

AMY BROOKS - dau of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. Mar 3 or 13, 1835, in Elgin County, Ont. d 

m. Hyram or Stephen Hysham, brother of Lydia, Oct. 18, 
1858, in Fayette County, Iowa. 

Children: Frank, Elmary and Martha 
Elmary m. Edward Bond 
PHOEBE JANE BROOKS - dau of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. Jan 1,1837, in Elgin County, Ont. 
d. Oct 13,19 31 in Huron, SD. bu in Iroquois, SD 
m. Samuel Hendrickson, Feb 25, 1855, in Iowa, son of 
Otha and Hannah Hendrickson, from Holland. 

b. Aug 31,1827 in Nashville, Holmes or Wayne Co. ,0H 
d. April 29,1908 in Iroquois, SD. bu there 
They moved to Iroquois in 1883. Phoebe was an Eastern Star 
member. She lived with her daughter Amy for many years after 
Samuel's death. Samuel was a Mason. 

Phoebe has been quoted as saying that she went to Iowa in a 
covered wagon in 1854; however as her parents did not go until 
some years later, we believe that she may have gone with one 
of her brothers . 

Children: Amy, Isadora and Lillie May 



160 Part II Ch IV 

Amy L. Hendrickson - dau of Phoebe Brooks 

b. June 13,1858, in Otter Creek, Linn County, lA 

d. Aug 11,1940 in Huron, SD, bu there 

m. Henry F. Snedigar, Sept 4, 1874, probably in Iowa 

b. Feb 10,1854 in Elkator,IA 

d. Sept 28,1890 in Huron, SD 

m. 2nd Judge Grant, in 1895; he lived only a few 

years after their marriage. 

Children: as follows 

Arthur Henry Snedigar b. Dec 8, 1876 , Fayette ,IA 

Lena Branchey Snedigar b. Aug 12,1878, Fayette, I A 

Samuel F. Snedigar b. Aug 21,1879, Highland Twp, 

Clayton Co. , lA 

Dan B. Snedigar b. Dec 26 , 1881, d. 1956,Huron,SD 

Bessie E. Snedigar b. Nov 1,1884, in Iroquois, SD 

d. 1956 in Huron, SD 

Laura May Snedigar b. 1885 

Boyd Snedigar b. Oct 1886, in Iroquois 

d. Mar 8,196 3 in Huron 

Tessie b. 1889 in Iroquois 

Isadora Hendrickson - dau of Phoebe Brooks 

b. 1859 in Fayette Co., Iowa 

d. 1945 in Iroquois, SD, bu there 

m. Pelig Jones 

b. 1856; d. 1921, bu in Iroquois, SD 

They lived in Iroquois 

Children: Mable "Kit" m. William Dershied 

Algie 

Harry 

Lillian May Hendrickson - dau of Phoebe Brooks 

m. Samuel Davenport 

Samuel may have lived in Adrian, Michigan at one time. They 

lived in Rock Rapids, lA, where Sam was a banker, and they later 

moved to Ashland, Oregon. 

Children: turtle , Harriet and Florence 

NATHAN S. BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. Feb 15,1839, in Elgin County, Ontario 

d. Dec 23,1927 on his son Dixon's farm 

m. Sarah Ann Corless Feb 19,1865 in Branch County, MI, 

dau of Hiram and Nancy (Brooks) Corless 

b. Jan 24,1838 in Branch County, MI 

d. June 1904 in Cameron, MO 

They farmed in Smithfield Twp, Fayette County, lA. Sold the 

farm and bought a farm near Independence, MO 

One Son Dixon 

DIXON SHELDON "Dick" BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks, 

(David, Jonathan, David) 

b. May 16,186 8 in Fayette Co.,IA 

d. ca 1946 in Arcadia, California 

m. Sarah Ellen Royster,Jan 11,1893 in Fayette Co ,IA 



Part II Ch IV 161 

dau of William and Margaret Wealthy (Chappelle) Royster 
b. Oct 2,1874, in Glenhaven, Wisconsin 
d. Sept 1968 in Arcadia, CA 
They had two farms about a mile apart, near Independence, MO 
Children: Claude, Harry , Wallace, Wesley and Louis 
CLAUDE ALFRED BROOKS - son of Dixon S. Brooks 
b. Oct 24,189 3 in Fayette County, lA 
d. June 24,19 70 in Arcadia, CA 

m. Georgia Kennedy, 1917 in Jackson Co. MO, dau of 
Charles and Alice (Thompson) Kennedy 

b. ca 1899 in Lone Jack, MO 

d. Mar 23,1961, Kansas City, MO; bu in Lone Jack 
Divorced in 19 36 

m. 2nd Katherine Knight (her 2nd m. also) 
b . in Ge rmany 
Claude had a dairy farm and established a milk bottling plant 
in the early days of milk bottling. He moved to California 
after his second marriage. 

Children: Virginia, Margaret , Charles , Mary , Doris and 

Donald 
VIRGINIA BROOKS - dau of Claude Brooks (Dixon, 

Nathan, David, Jonathan, David) 
b. 1918 in Little Blue, MO; d. ca 1926 
MARGARET LOUISE BROOKS - dau of Claude Brooks 
b. Nov 22,1920 in Independence, MO 
m. Robert D. Currie, Nov 25,1943, son of Wesley 
and Frances M. (Tacy) Currie 

b. Nov 28,1923, in Rochester, New York 
They own and operate a hardware store in Livonia, Michigan, 

(19^^> Children: 

Linda "Kathleen" Currie - dau of Margaret Brooks 

b. Jan 15,1953 in Rochester, N.Y. 
Jeffery Dixon Currie - son of Margaret Brooks 
b. Oct 12,1957 in Rochester, N.Y. 
CHARLES DIXON "Dick"BROOKS - son of Claude Brooks 
b. May 20,1922 in Independence , MO 
m. Barbara Comfort, ca 1942, of Alhambra, CA 
Dick is a Vice-President of a Dairy Company. They live in 
San Francisco, CA (19 76) 

One dau: SANDRA BROOKS 

b. 1955, Manhattan Beach, CA 
MARY ELLEN BROOKS - dau of Claude Brooks (Dixon, 

Nathan, David, Jonathan, David) 

b. Jan 9,1924 
m. Lynn Jenkins, ca 1944 

Children: Linda, Clayton, Carolyn, Casey ,Debra and 
David 
DORIS JEANNE BROOKS - dau of Claude Brooks 
b. ca 1926 in Independence , MO 



162 Part II Ch IV 

m. Calvin Eugene McGraw, in Lone Jack, MO 

Children: Ronald, James and Sarah 

DONALD BROOKS - son of Claude Brooks (Dixon, Nathan, 

David, Jonathan, David) 

b. Nov 9, ca 1928 in Independence, MO 

m. Emma Jean 

One dau: BETH ANN BROOKS, b. ca 1962 

HARRY LEROY BROOKS - son of Dixon Brooks (Nathan, 

, T TT TOOT David, Jonathan, David) 

b. Jan 17,189 7 ' 

d. ca 1960 in California 
m. ca 1945 

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp for many years. 
WALLACE BROOKS - son of Dixon Brooks (Nathan, David, 
b. 1900 in Davies Co, MO Jonathan, David) 

d. ca 1903 
WESLEY LEE BROOKS - son of Dixon Brooks (Nathan, Dav- 
id, Jonathan , David) 
b. April 8,1903, in Davies Co. ,Mo; d. 1962 
m. Hazel Cook, ca 1930, of Independence, MO 
Divorced ca 1937 
m. 2nd Monoka 

He was a regional manager for a Farmers Insurance 
Co. for a time, then became a lawyer and a judge. 
One dau; BETTY LOU BROOKS 

b. ca 19 32 in Independence , MO 
d. at 21 years of age 
LOUIS LEON BROOKS - son of Dixon Brooks 
b. April 14,1906 in Davies Co. ,M0 
d. Sept 19,1951 in Menlo Park,CA 
m. Thelma Lillian Hjorth, April 8,19 34 

b. April 11,1909 in Ottawa, KS 
Children: Nancy and Robert 
NANCY LOU BROOKS - dau of Louis Brooks (Dixon, 

Nathan, David, Jonathan , David) 
b. Aug 30,19 35, in Independence, MO 
m. Robert S. Luft, Mar 11,1961, in San Diego, CA 
Children: Karen, Suzanne and Debra 
Karen Sue Luft 

b. Nov 11,1962 in Redwood City, CA 
Suzanne Marie Luft 

b. Mar 23,1968 in Redwood City,CA 
Debra Ann Luft - b. Nov 5,19 70 in Redwood City 
ROBERT LEROY BROOKS - son of Louis Brooks , (Dixon, 

Nathan, David, Jonathan, David) 
b. Nov 6,1940, in Independence, MO 
m. Karen Diane Hardy, Aug 26,1961 
m. 2nd Fran cine Elaine Madden, June 1,19 75 
Lived in Mountain View, CA 
Children: Kelly and Erin 



Part II Ch IV 163 

KELLY DIANE BROOKS 

b. Feb 19, 1963 in Mountain View, CA 
ERIN LYNN BROOKS - b.Mar 20,1966 in San Jose,CA 
GEORGE BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. April 16,1841 in Dorchester, Elgin Co., Ontario 

d Not married 

MARY BROOKS - dau of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. April 23,1843 

d. Mar 23,1851, bu in Mapleton Cemetery , Elgin Co.,Ont. 
CHARLOTTE BROOKS - dau of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. May 30,1851; d. 1876; not married 
CHARLES A. BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. July 29,1853; d m. yes. No children 

The 1861 Census of Malahide Twp listed Charles in his 
father's home, Elgin County, Ontario. 

The 1870 Census of Fayette Co. ,IA listed Charles 
No further data has been found 

DANIEL BROOKS r. son of Jonathan Brooks (David) 
b. Feb 7,1804, in Vermont 

d. April 5,1887, bu in Springfield, Ontario 
m. Mary "Polly" Chase, Jan 24,1828 in the St. Thomas 
Anglican Church, believed to be a daughter of Walter Chase 
b. Aug 7,1812, probably in Quebec (per 1871 Census) 
d. Sept 12,1894, bu in Springfield. She died at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs .Charlotte Hoover in Marlette,Mich. 

They lived on the 9th Concession in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co, 
Ont. And it was said that they were Empire Loyalists. Their 
daughters were rather heavy and it was jokingly said that they 
were 8 to the ton. Actually the eight were said to have totaled 
1500 pounds. 

Children : Mary ,Malinda, Betsy , Charles , Amanda , Levi , Sarah 
Susannah,Nancy, Daniel, John and Charlotte 
Their 50th Wedding Anniversary was celebrated fittingly, 
and an article published about it reads as follows: 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brooks 
Wed 1828 
An interesting social function of over sixty years ago is 
recalled in the following newspaper account of the golden 
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brooks, grandparents of Camby 
Charlton of Springfield, Ontario, which was observed on Jan 24, 
1878. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks was solemnized in the 
Old English Church here just four years after the now historic 
edifice was opened. The old newspaper record, now yellow with 
age, reads as follows; "On Thursday last, the fiftieth anniv- 
ersary of their wedding was celebrated in a magnificent manner 
at their residence on the Ninth Concession of Malahide, a 
little south of Springfield. A large number of relations from 
Michigan and different parts of Canada were present, besides 



164 



Part II Ch IV 

DANIEL and MARY (CHASE) BROOKS 







0) 






c 


M 




(0 


> 


• 


ij 


w 


e 


• 


hJ 




CO 



w 



4-1 S 



to H 
X. < 



w 



to 

> 
u 
<u 

c 

•H 



u 




l-i 


H 




0) 


H 




> 


O 




o 


^ 


• 


o 


§ 


g 


X 


33 




• 


O 




CO 







Q) 








?• 








•iH 






TD 


t-H 




1— 1 


M 


O 




a; 


to 




c 


to 


c 
o 


£r 




^ 


OJ 


to 


•H 


►J 


S 


w 



u 



< 




<u 


o -u 


<u S 




4-1 


n 




c 


N ^1 


•H 


x; 


CO 


jz 


• 


to 


U O Xi 


c c 


to 


dJ 


S 


E 


hJ 


c x; 


*-i 


w c 


^ 




• 

o 


to "—1 "—I 

g < < 


g^ 


to 
to 







c 






o 






4-1 






iH 






VJ 


>-l 




to 


CO 


• 


JZ 


H 


e 


u 


U 




• 


pq 




p-l 



>. CO 

■-I N -H 

i-H -H > 

O r-l 0) 

pH U 1-1 







tn 


hJ 




<u 


w 




4-1 


M 


• 


to 


^ 


e 


CQ 


Q 




d 



c 




















o 


4= 












u 








4-) 

M 


g 










0) 

4-1 






V4 


O 


to 


>. 






.H 


tn 






to 


> 


•H 


d) 




c 


0) 


0) 


>. 


to 


x; 


4-1 


1—1 


r— 1 


to 


O 


•H 


> 


^ 


u 


u 


c 


■— 1 


tn 


> 


tn 


c : 


>. <H 


B 


to 


• 


(U 


•H 


OJ 


iH 


to 


to E 


5 >^ 


to 


rH 



S 3 S W >-) Q 



CO u u 



u 

0) 

tn 
0) c 

^ 9 

•H e 

>^ -H to 
CO CO u 



iH 


r-l 


iH 


r-l 


0) 


(1) 


3 


3 


0) 


tu 


2 


2 


• 


• 


li. 


■-o 






C 4-1 



•n l-i 

C CO 

ca u 









CO 










<u 






0) 




r-^ 


CO 


■H 


•H 


tn 


u 


fl> 


)-l 


4-1 


•H 


to 


4-) 


to 


U 


o 


x; 


to 


w 


w 


►J 


u 


PQ 



>.x; 
e -H 

to "O 



g 



c 
















o 
















4J 














• 


7< 






CO 


• 




to 


PL< 


U 




CO 


<u 


< 




u 




CO 




J2 


rH 




>. 


OJ 


C 


i 




4-1 


u 


c 


tn 


x: 




u 


>. 


c 


to 


JZ 


4-1 


4J 


g 


• 




to 


J= 


o 


CU 


3 


•H 


CO 


M 


tj 


'-I 


pa 


►J 


CO 



^ 




.-1 
1-1 


z 




OJ 




E 


3 


CO 




z 


:^ 




• 


to 




tD 



to 




tU 0) 




0) 


to 


M o 




i-H 


JZ 


to to 




^ 


4-1 


00 rH 


to 


to 


l-l 


^1 .-I 


a 


tC 


to 


to to 


tu 





to 
















C 


• 




x: 


4-1 


tn 














•H 


w 




o 


4-1 


0) 


tn 


r-A 


M 






3 


li 






iH 


tu 


i-H 


3 


tu 


(U 




to 


0) 


0) 


x 




(U 


•H 


M 


•H 


•H 


4-1 


to 


l-l 


M 


x: 


to 


•H 


:3 


^ 


to 


c 


c 


I-H 


E 


3 


•T3 


4-1 


V-i 


> 


• 


to 


6 


3 
<-> 


^ 


to 
3 


^ 


to 


^ 


to 
u 


to 

CO 


<u 



CJ 



4-1 CQ tu 

U 00 

OJ to t-i to 

^ > o > 

1— I 1-H (U <— I 

< W CJ u 



Part II Ch IV 165 

friends and neighbors from the vicinity. Ten children and for- 
ty-rfour grandchildren were present, and it was a remarkable 
fact that out of a family of eleven children, not a single 
death had occurred and all except one were present at the 
Golden Wedding." 

"The weather was warm and pleasant and the fact that dinn- 
er was served in a large canvas tabernacle in which there was 
no fire, proves the unusual mildness of the day. A large tab- 
le, capable of seating sixty persons, was spread in the taber- 
nacle, and was loaded with a profusion of eatables, served in 
a rich and beautiful manner." 

"One cake will illustrate the character of the contents of 
the table. It was presented to Mrs. Brooks by her son, Daniel 
Robert, and was 11 stories high. The upper story was surround- 
ed with the figure of a dancing girl poised in a bouquet of 
flowers, and balancing on her head a twenty-dollar gold piece. 
On removing the upper story, which Mrs. Brooks will preserve as 
a momento of the occasion, another twenty-dollar gold piece 
was discovered. The re were other beautiful cakes, besides all 
kinds of roast meats, fruits, confectionary, etc. The table 
was filled by 60 persons three times." 

"The Springfield Comet Band with their families were 
present by special invitation, and discoursed sweet music dur- 
ing the day, while several of those present entertained the 
company with singing and music on the organ. After dinner Dr. 
Newell took the chair, and short interesting speeches, appro- 
priate to the occasion were given by the Rev. T.N. Elliott and 
Mr. W. Brown. It is said that another gentleman - one of our 
newly elected councilors had an eloquent address prepared, but 
was prevented from delivering it by circumstances over which 
he had no control. The day's entertainment concluded with a 
good old-fashioned French four by the younger members of the 
company, the music for which was furnished by the Band. 

"The occasion was one which will long be remembered by 
those who were present, and was unequaled in interest by any- 
thing of the kind that has ever been held in this vicinity 
before. Mr. Brooks is seventy-seven years old, and both him- 
self and wife are still hearty and robust. The daughters are 
by no means delicate and unsubstantial, as the eight of them 
were weighing considerable over 2000 pounds. Mrs. Brooks 
maiden name was Polly Chase." 

"Fifty years ago, this section of the county was an en- 
tire wilderness. The winter was mild much like this, and the 
wedding party drove to Troy where the Village of Aylmer now 
is, from whence they drove in lumber wagons to St. Thomas, 
where the marriage took place in the English Church. The ex- 
travagance of a wedding tour was not indulged m, and the par 
ty returned home the same day, while the newly married couple 
went to house-keeping in their little log house on the clear- 



166 Part II Ch IV 

ing which has since grown to be a broad and fertile farm, and 
on which they have lived ever since. Not one of the old sett- 
lers remains who lived on the Ninth Concession when Mr. Brooks 
first settled there." 

Another newspaper article published years later (date and 
Newspaper not known) reads as follows: 

The Old Homestead, by Elyse Nelson 

"If old walls could speak, what stirring stories of cour- 
age and privations and heartbreak might be told to the ones 
now living who carry on in the old houses built over a Cent- 
ury ago . 

The old house of which I write was built in 1835, on Lot 
22, on the Ninth Concession of Malahide. The house was built 
by Daniel Brooks and by his wife Polly Chase Brooks. 

The families of both of these young folks were United 
Empire Loyalists. When they left Pennsylvania to come to Can- 
ada, they settled around the district of Mapleton. 

Polly and Daniel were married in 1828 in the old English 
Church in St. Thomas just four years after it had been opened. 
The wedding party rode in a farm wagon drawn by horses after 
the wedding. 

They drove to Troy, which is now called Aylmer, and the 
same night they arrived at their new home, which was a log 
cabin on a small clearing in the forest. 

These people were hearty pioneers and many stories are 
told about the way they managed to live in those days when 
there was so little to work with except their strong arms. 

The descendants remember hearing of Mr. Brooks traveling to 
Port Dover with two bags of wheat on a crotched limb of a tree, 
drawn by oxen, to have it ground into flour. 

Mrs. Brooks was also a very strong woman as she was known 
to have walked from her home to Mapleton carrying a child and 
a basket of butter and eggs. 

It was soon necessary to provide more house space as the 
family increased, until there were eleven children, eight of 
whom were girls and three boys. Mr. Brooks built the house 
which still stands today, although it has been moved nearer to 
the road for convenience and has been improved in many ways 
during the years. He also built a large bam which was still 
in well preserved condition until 1919 when it was destroyed 
by lightning. The timbers of this bam were held together by 
wooden pins; no spike nails were used. The timbers were hewn 
out by hand and the material used was from their own forest 
and was of the best and withstood the storms of the years. 

In those years the people mostly lived on what they pro- 
duced on their own land. The maple trees were tapped in the 
spring and sap was boiled down in cauldron kettles into syrup 
and sugar. Some of the produce was sold or traded for other 
necessities; but with a large family of children about five 
hundred poimds of sugar would be kept for use in the home. 



Part II Ch IV 167 

Mrs. Brooks was the one who looked after the boiling of the 
sap so she had to take her baby, which was ten days old, back 
to the bush. He was put in the bucket which was a piece of log 
hollowed out. There were many wolves in the bush, so Mrs. 
Brooks had to keep a blazing fire at all times, for the safety 
of the baby. They did not return to the house for three weeks. 

When the time came to make a payment on the land, they 
would drive their fattened cattle to market and obtain money 
to make the payment . 

As time went on Mr. Brooks bought more land and became a 
very prosperous farmer. After being married for fifty years 
they still lived on the same farm on which they had begun 
farming. 

In 1878 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. 
Ten children and forty-four great grandchildren were present 
at the time of the celebration. It was a very remarkable fact 
out of eleven children, not a single death had occured. In 
1878 the anniversary was celebrated with elaborate meals and 
an eleven story cake. At that time not one of the settlers of 
their early married days remained on the Ninth Concession. Few 
of the children are living, but some (descendants) live in the 
vicinity of Aylmer. Among these are Mrs. Lena Ellsworth, Mt. 
Salem; Mr. Daniel Brooks, Kelvin; Mrs.Elmus Stanton, Windsor. 
There were many great-grandchildren living around the district 
of Aylmer, to mention a few: Mrs. Charles Brooks , Aylmer; Mr. 
Milton Charlton, Springfield; Mr. Earl Brooks of Springfield, 
son of Daniel and Olive (Bates) Brooks. 

The walls of this old house are still sturdy and strong 
and barring accident might still outlast a modern dwelling, 
and I, who lived there have found it interesting to trace its 
history back to pioneering days." 

We are fortunate in having this record of earlier days 
preserved, for it portrays well the life style of a bygone 
era. 

MARY "Polly" BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. ca 1829 in Elgin County , Ontario David) 

d. ca 1903 in Sanilac County , Michigan 

m. Thomas Welch, Oct 20,1850 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co. 
Ontario, son of William and Polly (Chase Cor less) Welch 
b. Feb 24,1819 

d. Jan 27,1890 in Sanilac Co., Michigan 
A record of the marriage of William Welch and Polly Chase 
(widow) was found in a microfilmed record from Chatham Twp, 

Argenteuil Co., Quebec. 

Children: Marietta, Charles .Junius, Daniel, Walter, Alma, 

Laura, Andrew, Catherine, Sarah and Levi 
SEE Thomas Welch for continuation. 
MALINDA BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks 
b. Oct 25,1830; 
d. July 30,1903, bu in Springfield, Ont . 



168 Part II Ch IV 

in, Sylvester Charlton, Oct 30,1851, son of William and 
Amy (Deo) Charlton 

b. July 15,1829, in Elgin Co. 
d. Nov 20,1901, bu in Springfield, Ont. 
Children: Amy ,Iantha, Charles W. , John A., Betsy M. , 

Luthera and Simon P. 
SEE Sylvester Charlton for continuation 
ELIZABETH "Betsy" CLARA BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks, 

(Jonathan, David) 
b. 1831 in Elgin Co., Ont. 
d. Oct 14,1904, bu in Springfield, Ont. 
m. Peter Charlton, 1852, son of William and Amy (Deo) 

Charlton , -n u i r. i o or* 
b. Feb 10,1830 

d. April 15,1925, bu in Springfield 
Children: Sylvester, Simon and Camby Charlton 
SEE Peter Charlton for continuation. 
CHARLES BROOKS - son of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. Sept 30,1834 in Malahide 
d. Aug 22,1916 in Springfield 

m. Charlotte A. Charlton, Dec. 23, 1857, by Rev. Ransom 
Dexter, witnessed by Amanda Brooks and William H. Charlton, 
dau of William and Amy (Deo) Charlton 
b. Nov 11,1836 in Ontario 
d. Feb 2,1927, bu in Springfield. 
They lived in South Dorchester near Springfield. 

Children: Wentworth,William,Wesley,Elva, Jason, Daniel, 

Amy, Sylvester, Camby and Clara. 
WENTWORTH HUGHSTON "Went" BROOKS - son of Charles Br- 
ooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. Nov 18,1860; d. 1936, bu in Springfield 
m. Drucilla "Drue" Jackson 

b. 1871; d. April 1,1947, bu in Springfield 
Children: Ila, Russell and Maurice 

ILA BROOKS - dau of Wentworth Brooks (Charles , Daniel 

Jonathan , David) 
b. Feb 3,1900; d. 196 3, bu in Springfield 
m. James Herbert Crossett 

b. 1889; d. 1959, bu in Springfield 
Children: Charles , Marie, Velma, I lene, Mary , Wentworth 
and Margaret as follows: 
Charles Crossett 

b. Aug 5,1920; d. ca 1965; m. yes 
Marie Crossett b. July 20,1922 
Velma Crossett b. Aug 5,1924 
Ilene Crossett b. Apr 13,1926; m. Bob Lang 

^, ^ , T^ / •.r.JfijVe children 

Mary Crossett b. Dec 4,1927 

Wentworth Crossett b. Oct 10,1929 

Margaret Crossett b. Oct 5,19 31 



Part II Ch TV 169 

RUSSELL BROOKS - son of Wentworth Brooks (Charles, 

Daniel .Jonathan, David) 
b. Dec 5,1901; d. 1972, bu in Springfield 
Not married, lived east of Springfield 
MAURICE BROOKS - son of Wentworth Brooks (Charles, 

Daniel , Jonathan, David) 
b. Feb 13,1904; d. Jan 1,1975, bu in Springfield 
Not married, lived with brother Russell, east of 
Springfield. 

WILLIAM W. BROOKS - son of Charles Brooks (Daniel, Jon- 
b. Jan 18,1860 athan, David) 

d. June 12,1913, bu in Springfield 
m. Zerueaet Moore, dau of Solomon and Ada Margaret 
(Nesbitt) Moore 

b. Sept 27,1863 in Bayham Twp, Elgin Co., Ont 
d. Oct 11,1934 in Springfield, bu there 
Zerueaet was active in the St Johns Church of Springfield, 
the Rebecca Lodge and the Woman's Institute. Her friends said 
that she was an expert needlewoman and an artist of consider- 
able talent. They farmed near Springfield. 

Children: Lulu, Jason and Talmadge 
LULU BROOKS - dau of William Brooks 

b. d. 1887 of Diphtheria 

JASON BROOKS - son of William Brooks 

b. d. 1887 of Diphtheria 

TALMADGE BROOKS - son of William Brooks 
b. Sept 6,1884 

d. Feb 13,1944, bu in Springfield 
m. Mary Gertrude "Gertie" Lindsay, dau of William 
James and Janet T. (Carruthers) Lindsay, Jr., of Springfield 
b. Oct 1,1887 

d. Jan 8,19 34, bu in Springfield 
m. 2nd Grace Laur; They farmed near Springfield 
Children: Kathleen, James , Dorothy , and Ralph 
HAZEL "KATHLEEN" BROOKS - dau of Talmadge Brooks 
(William, Charles, Daniel, Jonathan, David) 
b. Feb 28,1910 in Elgin County 
m. Reginald S."Reg" Froud, son of Samuel and 
Eliza Susan (Scott) Froud, bom in Verwood, Do rset , England. 
Samuel was a Gamekeeper on Lord Shaftsbury's Estate. They em- 
igrated to Canada in 1913 with their six children 
b. 1907 in England 
d. 1962, bu in Springfield 
Reginald was an Inspector with the Toronto Transit Company 
Kathleen lives in Woodstock, Ontario (1977) 
Children: Larry and Twyla 

Larry Gordon Froud - son of Hazel Brooks 
b. April 8,1929 

m. Helen Naeronoff, June 7,1953 of Toronto 
Larry is with Lever Brothers firm in Toronto. 



170 



Part II 



Ch IV 



Children: Cynthia Ellen Froud b. Apr 26,1954 
Janet Kathryn Froud b. Dec 20,1956 
Twyla Jean Froud - dau of Hazel Brooks 
b. Mar 6,19 36 

m. Mauritz Mees, Mar 2, 195 7, of the Netherlands 
He is with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Coiranerce, in Vancouv- 
er, B.C. Children: Mark Jacob Mees b. June 28,1959 

Maria Kathleen Mees b. Sept 5,1962 
Carel Reginald Mees b. Jan 15,1964 
JAMES ORVILLE "Parker" BROOKS - son of Talmadge 
Brooks , (William, Charles, Daniel , Jonathan, David) 

b. July 19,1912 

d. Aug 23,1960, bu in Springfield 
m. Mary Beatrice McEwen 

b. Nov 12,1912 
Mary living in Aylmer (19 77) 
Children: Barbara and Ronald 
BARBARA MAREDA BROOKS - dau of James Brooks 
b. Dec 12,1932 in Springfield 
m. William Pierce May 25,1957 of Burlington, 
Ontario. Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba (19 77) 

Children: Brook Pierce b. Nov 17,1962 

Nancy Jo Pierce b. 
Stacey Pierce b. 

RONALD McEWEN BROOKS - son of James Brooks 
b. April 18,19 35 
m. Donna Jamison of St Thomas 
Divorced ca 1968 

Ronald living in Tillsonburg,Ont (1977) 
Children: STEPHEN BROOKS 
STEWART BROOKS 
SCOTT BROOKS 
SHAWN BROOKS 
SANDRA BROOKS 
DOROTHY MAE BROOKS - dau of Talmadge Brooks, (Will- 
iam, Charles , Daniel , Jonathan , David) 
b. Mar 9.1914 

m. Ronald Froud, Dec 25,19 39, son of Samuel and 
Eliza Susan (Scott) Froud. 

b. Aug 9,1910 in England 
Ronald was a teacher and Vice-Principal of Secondary School 
in Woodstock, Ontario for forty years, where they live (1977) 
One dau "Cheryl"Katherine Froud b. Sept 1,1944 
She is a graduate of Western University of London, Ont., and 
the University of Toronto Library School. She is a Librarian 
with the London Public Library. 

RALPH LINDSAY BROOKS - son of Talmadge Brooks 
b. May 15,1924 

m. Dorene Chalk, April 1,1950 in Aylmer 
b. Dec 8,1927 



Part II Ch IV 171 

Ralph operates a Heating and Ventilating Business in Spring- 
field, where they live (1977) 

Children: Donal d, Mary , She ri and Lisa 
DONALD "MARK"BROOKS b. Jan 18,1951 
He is a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College of 
Guelph and is with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 

^"^"""P^' MARY LYNN BROOKS b. May 8,1952 

She is a graduate of Hamilton Hospital, is a registered 
nurse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

SHERI LEA BROOKS b. Feb 25,1960 

LISA ANN BROOKS b. Dec 13,196 3 

JOHN "WESLEY" BROOKS - son of Charles Brooks (Daniel, 

Jonathan, David) 
b. July 3,1861; d. Jan 3,1940,bu in Springfield 
m. Sarah Ann Nelles, dau of Warner and Elizabeth 
Nelles b. 1867 in Port Burwell, Elgin Co., Ontario 

d. 1934, bu in Springfield 
Children: Charles , Pearl, Lulu and Olive 
CHARLES ADOLPHUS "Charlie" BROOKS - son of John W. 
Brooks, (Charles, Daniel, Jonathan, David) 

b. July 25,1887 in Elgin Co., Ontario 
d. June 26,1960, bu in Aylmer,Ont, 
m. Annie Grace Larkworthy, Dec 2,1909 
b. 1884 in Brownsville, Ontario 
d. Aug 27,1941, bu in Aylmer 
m. 2nd Leila Pollard 
Charles was a Hotel owner in Aylmer for a time. Leila living 
in Florida (1974) 

Children: Helen and Audrey 

HELEN BROOKS - dau of Charles Brooks, Wesley, 

Charles, Daniel, Jonathan, David) 

b. Sept 7,1914 
m. Cliff Lamb 

b. d. 1969 

Children: Mary and Linda 
Mary Helen Lamb - dau of Helen Brooks 
b. Mar 10,19 39 
m. Owen Heath 
Owen is with Allstate Insurance, living in Marrietta.Ga 
(1977). Children: Gregory Heath b. May 1,1965 

Susan Heath b. Sept 30,1968 
Linda Lamb - dau of Helen Brooks 
b. June 16,1941 in St Thomas, Ont. 
She is the Chief X-ray Technician in a Hospital. 

AUDREY BROOKS - dau of Charles Brooks (Wesley, 
Charles , Daniel , Jonathan , David) 

b. Nov 22,1916 in S.Dorchester Twp . 
m. Clarence "Clare" Vaughn in Aylmer, July 27, 
19 35, son of Clarence and Lulu (Land) Vaughn of St. Thomas 



172 Part II Ch IV 

b. Feb 1,1912 in Erieau, Ont. 
Clarence is a building contractor 

Children: David and Dinah 

David Vaughn - son of Audrey Brooks 
b. Dec 21,1938 

d. June 9,19A7, drowned at Pinafore Park 
Dinah Lee Vaughn - dau of Audrey Brooks 
b. Feb 14,1944 
m. Chester Anderson 
Chester is a Photographer, they live in Atwood,Ont., (1977) 

Children: David Anderson b. Oct 26,1973 
Mark Anderson b. Sept 5,19 75 

PEARL LEOTA BROOCS - dau of Wesley Brooks (Charles, 
b. Feb 6,1891 Daniel, Jonathan, David) 

m. George J. Carter Sept 19,1912 
b. Aug 29,1884; d. June 7,19 70 
Pearl is living in Windsor, Ont. (1979) 

Children: George, Acle and J.Wesley 
George "Garvin" Carter - son of Pearl Brooks 
b. July 28,1913 
m. Mary Lovell, June 8,1940 
Living in Bradford, Ontario 
Children: 

Catherine Ellen Carter 
b. April 13,1941 
m. Gary Hillman, Sept 12,1959 
Joyce Elizabeth Carter 
b. April 21,1944 
m. Ed Helm, Sept 24,1966 
Janet Elaine Carter 
b. Sept 16,1946 
m. Ray Sabourin, Sept 20,1969 
Lois Carter b. April 6,1951 

Acle Basil Carter - son of Pearl Brooks 
b. Oct 19,1916; d. April 1,1971 

m. Mary Johnson, July 13,1939 
Children: 

David Carter b. Feb 22, 1941;d. Sept 7,1942 

James Wesley Carter b. Sept 21,1942 

m. Mary Page 
Darlene Susan Carter b. April 30,1946 

m. Ken Perry, July 8,1967 
George Alex Carter b. April 19,1953 
John Wesley Carter - son of Pearl Brooks 
b. Sept 14,1919 
m. Kathleen Campbell, June 16,1943 

b. d. Dec 1,1959 

Children: 

Thomas Stanley Carter b. Oct 25,1944 

Carol Gwen Carter b. Mar 26,1946 



Part II Ch IV 



173 



John Wesley Carter b. June 19,1947 

Alan Richard Carter b. Aug 14,1948 

Rosemary Frances Carter b. June 6,1951 
Robert Gordon Carter b. Dec 22,1956 

Elaine Carter b. June 27,1959 

OLIVE ZOE BROOKS - dau of Wesley Brooks (Charles, 
b. Feb 16 1893 Daniel, Jonathan, David) 

d. Dec 24,1893, bu in Springfield 

LULU BROOKS - dau of Wesley Brooks 

b. May 27,1898 

d. 1959 

m. Roy L. McClintock, Dec 31,1919 

Lives in Springfield; No children 

ELVA JANE BROOKS - dau of Charles Brooks (Daniel, Jon- 

u TT 1/ lo^i • CIA u ^ athan, David) 

b. July 14,1863, m S.Dorchester ' 

d 1943, bu in St .Thomas, Ontario 

m. John Herman Cook, Dec 25,1883, in Elgin Co. 

b. 1859, Dereham Twp, Oxford Co.,Ont. 

d. 1937, bu in St. Thomas 
Children: Elma, Violet , Edith, Stanley and Clarence 
Elma Cook - dau of Elva Brooks 

b. Feb 7,1887; d. 1968, bu in St. Thomas 

m. George F. Oliver 
b. 1882; d. 1936 

Children: 

Harold Oliver b. Feb 8,1907 

Kenneth Oliver b. July 28,1909 

Dorothy Oliver b. Nov 10,1913 

Margaret Oliver b. Nov 6,1926 

Elva Oliver b. Jan 18,19 30 

Violet Cook - dau of Elva Brooks 

b. Sept 25,1888; d. ca 1918 

m. Claude Hansel b. 

Children: 

Audrey Hansel b. July 13,1908 

Mildred Hansel b. Mar 24,1913 

Edith Cook - dau of Elva Brooks 

b. Sept 1,1892 d. July 14,1922 

m. Carl Campbell, ca 1919 

No children 
Stanley Cook - son of Elva Brooks 

b. July 11,1895 

m. Agnes Louise "Peggy" Gage, in 1920 in St Thom- 
b. 1898 d. 1965, bu in Union as 

m. 2nd Besse Irene Dancey 

b. 1903; d. 1972, bu in Burdick Cem. Elgin Co. 

Stanley living near St .Thomas ,Ont. (19 76) 

Children: 

Ronald Cook b. Jan 10,1922; m. Lorraine 



174 





Part 


II 




Ch IV 


Helen 


Cook 


b. 


, Feb 


25,1923; 


Maxine Cook 


b. 


, June 


; 6,1924 


Jean Cook 


b. 


, June 


i 23,1925 


Christine Cook 


b. 


, Oct 


17,1926 


Gordon Cook 


b. 


, Aug 


8,1928 


Keith 


Cook 


b. 


, Jan 


1,1930 


Miles 


"Joe"Cook 


b. May 15,19 31 


Jack Cook 




b. 


19 34 


David 


Cook 




b. 


19 36 



m. Robert Axford 
m. George L. Smith 
m. Robert McLeod 
m. Harold Atkinson 
m. Norma Humphrey 
not m. 



Clarence Cook - son of Elva Brooks (Charles, Daniel, 
b. Oct 15,1902 Jonathan, David) 

m. Winnie Gage 1900-1925 
m. 2nd Mabel Davidson 

b. in Port Carling,N. Ontario ; d. Nov 14,1978 
Clarence living in Toronto (1978) 
One dau Bettie Cook b. April 30,1925 

m. Robert Piatt, living in Toronto 
JASON BROOKS - son of Charles Brooks (Daniel, Jonathan, 

b. Nov 11,1864; d. Aug 29,1869 David) 

DANIEL EDGAR BROOKS - son of Charles Brooks, 
b. July 10,1869 

d. 1966, bu in Kelvin, Ontario 
m. Emily Josephine "Josey" McCready 

b. 1874; d. 1945, bu in Kelvin, Ontario 
Children: Beulah and Orland 

BEULAH BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Charles , Daniel, 
b. April 27,1895; d. Jonathan, David) 

m. Wray Boyce 
Beulah was a flower girl in the Wedding party of Minnie 

Brooks and Elmus Stanton in 1905. 

Children: one son Glenn 
Glenn m. Eva Colley 

Children: Richard Boyce m. Diane Farkas 
Christine Boyce 
ORLAND "ORLIE" BROOKS - son of Daniel Brooks , (Charl- 
b. June 2,1897 es, Daniel, Jonathan, David) 

m. Leta S. Martin in 1917 

b. 1895; d. 1959, bu in Kelvin, Ont. 
Children: Waiva, Donald, Wanda, Marion, Ronald, Wallace 
WAIVA BROOKS - dau of Orland Brooks (Daniel ,Charl- 
b. Feb 7,1919 es, Daniel, Jonathan, David) 

m. Ralph Thornton 
Nine Children: 

Joyce Thornton m. Raymond Wheeler 

Children: David, Rod, Valerie and Jennifer 
Marlene Thornton m. Ed Majemik 

Children: Craig, Scott and Christopher 
Gail Thornton m. Phillip Gravelle 



Children: Shelley .Terry . (Twins) Kathy and 
Joan and Carole 



Part II Ch IV 175 

Daniel Thornton in. Connie Noak 

Children: Todd 
Cheryl Thornton m. Kalmer Wahtras 
Neil Thornton m. Diane Delcellier 

Dau: Tamara 
Wallace Thornton m. Nancy Depaepe 
Lynhe Thornton 
Patricia Thornton 
DONALD BROOKS - son of Orland Brooks (Daniel .Char- 
les , Daniel .Jonathan, David) 
b. Sept 14,1920 
m. Ruth Murray 
Children: James and David 
JAMES BROOKS - son of Donald Brooks 
b. m. Betty Ovington 

Children: DENISE AND DALE 
DAVID BROOKS - son of Donald Brooks 
b. 
WANDA BROOKS - dau of Orland Brooks 

b, Jan 26,1922 d 

MARIAN BROOKS - dau of Orland Brooks 

b. Jan 2, 1925; m. Mervyn McKay 

RONALD BROOKS - son of Orland Brooks 

b. April 11,1926 m. Merdina Hamilton 

Children: 

LINDA BROOKS m. David Berrill, one son Alan 
ANN BROOKS m. Stuart Hoard 

JUDY BROOKS 
WALLACE BROOKS - son of Orland Brooks 
b. April 25,1927 m. Myrtle Cormack 
Children: 
STANLEY BROOKS 
JEFFREY BROOKS 
AMY BROOKS - dau of Charles Brooks (Daniel, Jonathan, 
b. Feb 9,1871; David) 

d. Feb 19,1898, bu in Dorchester 

m. Daniel Campbell, Mar 26,1890, son of Daniel and 
Ann(Taylor) Campbell of Scotland and Ireland, 
b. Nov 9, 1865 in Scotland 
d. April 17, 1936, bu in Dorchester 
They farmed on the 5th Concession of N.Dorchester Twp. 
Daniel later married Amy's sister Clara 
Children: John, Gordon and Bruce 
John "Ross" Campbell - son of Amy Brooks 
b. April 18,1891; d. Jan 20,1967 
m. Edna Isabella Smith, Aug 29,1913 

b. Feb 25,1895; d. Feb 15,1945 
Children: Bruce, Russell and Doris 
Earl "Bruce" Campbell 

b. July 2,1915; m. Grace Wemham.Sept 7,1943 



176 Part II Ch IV 

Russell "Layton" Campbell 

b. July 28,1917; m. Irene Chant, Oct 2,1943 
Doris DeGretta Campbell 

b. Sept 16,1926; m. Dougal McMurphy, Nov 5,1949 
Gordon Campbell - son of Amy Brooks 
b. April 1,1894; d. May 15,1954 
m. Jessie Zelda Scott, Mar 26,1919, a sister of 
Helen and Hubert Scott. 

b. Oct 6,1895; d. Mar 4,1967 
Children: Clara and Jessie 
Clara "Jean" Campbell 

b. Sept 4,1921 

m. Douglas Graham Campbell (not related) Oct 23, 
1943. b. Sept 3,1914 

Jessie Zelda Campbell 

b. April 1,19 31 

m. Dave 0. Noble Aug 9,1948; b. Sept 2,1925 

m. 2nd Jack Siddell 

Bruce Campbell - son of Amy Brooks 

b. June 23,1896 

d. June 30,1973, bu in Dorchester, Ont. 

m. Mae Lapham, Feb 2,1916 dau of Achillias Affarin 

"Kiel" Lapham. , ^ o lono 

b. June 2,189 8 

d. Nov 17,1965, bu in Dorchester 

Children: Ten as follows: 

Amie Campbell 

b. Jan 24,1917; m. Ervine Woolley Oct 20,19 32 

Two children 

SEE Ervine Woolley for continuation 

Daniel Keil Campbell b. Apr 30,1919 

d. Sept 30,1919, bu in Dorchester 

James "Ray" Campbell b. July 11,1920 

m. Thora Sinclair April 21,1945, divorced 

b. Oct 21,1921 

m. 2nd Mildred Marshall 

Cecil "Earl" Campbell b. Aug 21,1922 

m. Gloria Statham, Sept 16,1944 

b. June 12,1925 

Dorothy Mae Campbell b. Oct 23,1924 

m. Stanley VanVelzer, Sept 10,1965; 

b. Aug 13,1926 

Wallace Bruce Campbell b. May 9,1927 

(twins) m. Gladys Losey Jan 1,1946; b. Aug 14,1928 

William Campbell b.May 9,1927; d. May 9,1927 

bu in Dorchester 

Hazel Ruth Campbell b. Feb 28,19 30 

m. Charles Daniel Huffman, Sept 27,1947 

b. Feb 21,1929; d. April 29,1975 

Allen Keith Campbell, b. Sept 6,1931 Twin 



Part II Ch IV 177 

m. Marie Stephens, Mar 23,1957; b. Nov 10,19 31 
Kenneth Arthur Campbell b. Sept 6,19 31 Twin 
m. Joyce Martin May 9,1950; b. Jan 29,19 30 
SYLVESTER G. BROOKS - son of Charles Brooks (Daniel, 
b. Oct 25,1872 Jonathan, David) 

d. 1947, bu in Springfield 

m, Lillian "Lilly" Vincent, June 8,1898 

b. 1877; d. 1952, bu in Springfield 
Children; Verne, Grant and Madeline 
VERNE VINCENT BROOKS - son of Sylvester Brooks 

b. 1899; d. 1902, bu in Springfield 
GRANT EUGENE BROOKS - son of Sylvester Brooks 
b. Jan 4,1903 

d. May 27,1959, bu in Springfield 
m. Roselle Corine "Rose" Howey, ca 19 30, dau of 
James and Mary Margaret (Baldwin) Howey of Elgin Co.,Ont. 
b. 1908; in Eden, Elgin Co. 
d. June 1, 1977, bu in Springfield 
They farmed east of Springfield 
Children: Donna, Ros s , Wayne, Robert and Larry 
DONNA MAXINE BROOKS - dau of Grant Brooks 
b. May 5,19 31 in Elgin Co 
m. John A. McKenzie July 20,1957 
They live in Mississauga, Ont . 

Children: Marsha Rose and Brent Alexander 
ROSS EUGENE BROOKS - son of Grant Brooks 
b. Jan 21,1933 

m. Joan from Nova Scotia; Divorced 

m. 2nd Cavell (Veon) Erickson 
They live in Aylmer, Ont. 
Children: by Joan 
DEBORAH ANN BROOKS b.June 2 3,1957 

m. Verne Shaver 
LINDA DARLENE BROOKS b.July 17,1958 
ROBERT ANTHONY BROOKS b. Oct 10,1961 
WAYNE GRANT BROOKS b. Jan 31,1969 

WAYNE HOWEY "Bud" BROOKS - son of Grant Brooks 
b. Mar 13,1935 

m. Shirley Scratch; They live in Springfield 
Children: Karen and Patricia 

KAREN LOUISE BROOKS b. Oct 15,1961 
PATRICIA ANN BROOKS b. July 28,1963 
ROBERT BROOKS - son of Grant Brooks 
b. Nov 1,1938 

m. Marian Fredien They live in Aylmer 

Children: Twins, Cheryl and Shelley, and Michael 
LARRY BROOKS - son of Grant Brooks 

b. Dec 2,1942, not married; lives near Spring- 



field. 



VERA "MADELINE" BROOKS - dau of Sylvester Brooks 



178 Part II Ch IV 

(Charles .Daniel .Jonathan, David) 

b. Dec 22,1906 

m. Clarence "Bruce" Fentie son of Gordon and Annie 

Marie (Farrow) Fentie Gordon was bom in Scotland; Annie in 

S. Dorchester., ^ _ ^-^, ^ „ -, ., , 

b. Oct 7,1904, west of Culloden,Ont. 

Living near Culloden (1977) 

Children: Vivian, Vema and Gary 

Vivian Ruth Fentie - dau of Madeline Brooks 

b. Feb 15,1932; d. June 4,1972 

Vema Fentie - dau of Madeline Brooks 

b. July 10,19 33 

m. Stuart Calvin MacKinzie 

Children: John, Catherine, Kenneth, Angela 

Gary George Fentie - dau of Madeline Brooks 

b. July 25, 19 37 

m. Janet Johnson 

Children: Samuel, Tamara and Daniel 

CAMBY SHAWN BROOKS - son of Charles Brooks (Daniel, 

b. June 24,1874 Jonathan, David) 

d. 1949, bu in Springfield, not married 

CLARA BROOKS - dau of Charles Brooks (Daniel, Jonathan, 

b. June 4,1881 David) 

m. Daniel Campbell Mar 26,1899 

His first wife was Amy Brooks, sister of Clara 

Children: Douglas, Donald, Allen, Mildred and Kenneth 

Douglas Campbell - son of Clara Brooks 

b. Oct 9,1901 in Middlesex Co., and lived there 

m. Helen F. "Nellie" Scott Sept 22,1923, sister of 



Zelda Scott 



b. Sept 22,1902 
Children: Eight as follows: 
Hume Douglas Campbell b. July 31,1924 

m. Maize Scott Oct 9,1947 from Scotland 
b. Jan 22,1926 (Not related to Helen) 

Five Children 
Donald Stewart Campbell 

b. Aug 28,1926; m. Mariam Badger two sons 
Helen Elaine Campbell b. Aug 9,1929 

m. Frank Collver Sept 22,1948; b. July 12,1919 

Seven Children 
Robert Kenneth Campbell 

b. July 25,19 31 in Middlesex Co. 

m. Jean Robson - Five Children 

Ann Mildred Campbell b. Oct 20,19 33, 

m. Robert A. "Sandy" Harrison Two Children 
John Ross Campbell b. Sept 30,19 35 

Daniel Malcolm Campbell b. July 26,19 38 

d. Mar 1U19 39 
Susan Diane Campbell b. April 25,1948 

m. Murray Andrews Nov 16,1968 Two Children 



Part II Ch IV 179 

Living in British Columbia (1975) 
James "Stewart" Campbell - son of Clara Brooks 
b. Oct 3,1903; d. Aug ,19 79 

m. Helen Jones July 11, 1936; she was b. July 5,1903 
Living in London, Ontario (19 75) 
Allen Daniel Campbell - son of Clara Brooks 
b. Oct 21,1905; d. Feb 24,1972 
m. Adella Smart Sept 19,1931; b. Aug 12,1909 
Children: 

Ronald Campbell b. Nov 6,19 32; m. Joyce Arnold 
Leslie Campbell b. Sept 1,19 34; m. Donna Miller 
Elwood Campbell b. Nov 25,1941; m. Loretta Forres- 
ter, Marylin Campbell b. Oct 3,1945; m. Tom Nordstrom 
Amy Mildred Campbell - dau of Clara Brooks 
b. Nov 16,1907 
m. Hubert Scott April 27,1929, brother of Zelda 

b. May 6,1905 Scott 

Living near Belmont , Ontario (19 75) 
Children: Hubert , Shirley and Norma 
Hubert Howard Scott b. Jan 7,1930 

m. Dorothy Henderson, 1951. Three Children 
Shirley Scott b. Mar 4,1932 

m. Russel Hunter Oct 10,1953. Six Children 
Norma Scott b. Dec 27,1939 

m. John "Jack" Robertson Nov 5,1966 
Kenneth Campbell - son of Clara Brooks 
b. June 6,1909 

m. Aleta Smith Oct 16,1935; b. Dec 25,1916 

Living in Mt. Brydges , Ontario (1975) 
Children: Barbara and Mildred 
Barbara Campbell b. Oct 20,1936 

m. William Smith July 27,1957 
Mildred Cam.pbell b. Oct 23,19 37 

m. Harrison Greig Nov 8,1958 
AMANDA BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. Jan 28,1838 in Elgin County , Ontario 
d. Dec 9,1897 in Sanilac Co., MI. bu in Kerr Cemetery 
south of Marlette. 

m. Oliver Lane Jan 3,1860 in Middlesex Co.,Ont., son 
of Cyrus and Sarah (Todd) Lane. Cyrus was bom in Newbury, 
Vermont and Sarah in Tyrone County, Ireland. 

b. May 6,1834 in Yorke County .Ontario 
d. May 20,1909 in Sanilac Co., Ml^bu in Kerr Cem. 
They moved to Flynn Twp . , Sanilac Co. ,MI in 1881. Oliver was 
a teacher and a farmer. 

Children: Mary E. *,Alonzo*, Alberta, Minnie*, John, Sarah, 
Ernest, Oliver, Polly*, Elizabeth J.*, Levi 
* indicates that the child died young 
Alberta Evelyn Lane - dau of Amanda Brooks 
b. Mar 29,1862 in Ingersoll,0nt. 



180 Part II Ch IV 

d. Sept 1,1954, bu in Detroit 
m. James MacLeish 

b. July 18,1858 in Marlette,MI. 
d. 1905, bu in Marlette 
Children: Amanda, Anna, Ella, James A. ,Winnifred and 

Charlotte 
Amanda Elizabeth MacLeish 

b. June 7,1874; d. Aug 25,1895 

Anna MacLeish b. Aug 26,1895; d. July 5,1956 

m. Charles R. Heidell 
Ella MacLeish b.Feb 11,1898; d. Feb 16,1922 

James Archibald "Archie" MacLeish 

b. June 28,1900 in Marlette, MI d. Nov 24,1978 
m. Lauretta Allen, June 1,1940 
Winnifred MacLeish 

b. Mar 21,1902 in Marlette, MI d. Dec. 25, 1967 

m. George E. Green in Detroit 
b. d. Feb 196 7 

Charlotte MacLeish 

b. Sept 2,1903 in Marlette, MI d. June 1965 

m. Matthew Green 

b. d. Dec 12,1951 

John Wesley Lane - son of Amanda Brooks 
b. July 8,1865 in Tillsonburg, Ont 
d. Aug 22,1950 in Almont,MI, bu in Sandusky, MI 
m. Anna Converse in 189 3 in Sandusky 
b. April 1875 in Lennox, MI 

d. Dec 30,1934 in Gladwin, Mi; bu in Sandusky, MI 
They farmed near Gladwin and Sandusky 
Children: 
Alice Elizabeth Lane b. June 17,1894 in Sandusky, MI 

m. Charles W. DeLesDemier 
Charles Oliver Lane b. July 31,1895 in Sandusky 

m. Agnes E. Bollinger, Dec 24,1925 
Wilbur Chauncy Lane b. July 8,1898 in Sandusky 

m. Mabel Ferrel, Oct 23,1917 
Leland and Lela Lane (Twins) 

b. Feb 6,1901; d. Feb 17,1901 
Ernest Lane b. April 24,1902; m. three times 

Winnifred Lane b. June 21,1903 

m. E. Clyde Gordon Aug 3,1922 
Sarah Elizabeth Lane - dau of Amanda Brooks 
b. Oct 1,1867 in Ingersoll,Ont 

d. Aug 24,1962 in Chicago, bu in North Branch, MI 
m. John Kennedy, Aoril 8,1886 in Marlette, MI 
b. July 18,1850 in Oxford Co., Ont 
d. July 5,1921 in North Branch 
John farmed near North Branch 
Children: 
Annie A. Kennedy b. Mar 28,1887 in North Branch 



Part II Ch IV 181 

d. April 12,195 7 in Chicago, bu in North Branch 
m. Allen Clapp Mar 1945 
L. Durelle Kennedy b. Aug 20,1897 in North Br. 

m. Winnie Weymire May 6,19A4 
Ernest Cyrus Lane - son of Amanda Brooks 
b. May 30,1871 

d. July 2,1951 in Winterhaven, Florida, bu there 
m. Elsa Caroline Strack July 28,1908 in Waukegan,lL 
b. Oct 29,1869 in Bockindorf, Germany 
d. April 2,196 3 in Kalamazoo, MI 
Ernest was a Postal Superviser in Chicago 
Children: 

Bruce Strack Lane b. Jan 29,1914 in Chicago 

m. Mary Ellen Wicks Sept 3,19 38 
Oliver Acel Lane - son of Amanda Brooks 
b. Feb 1,1876 in Blenheim, Ontario 
d. Dec 26,19 39 in Flint, MI; bu in Brown City, MI 
m. Olive Alberta Justin in Sanilac Co., MI 

b. 1880; d. 1973, bu in Brown City 
Oliver worked for International Harvester in Flint, 
Children: ^ 

Iva Merle Lane b. April 22,1898 

d. Sept 20,1898 in Sanilac County, MI 
Clinton Ellis Lane b. Aug 1,1902 in Sanilac Co. 

m. Mary Ailene Sanders Dec 11,1950 
Levi Gilbert Lane - son of Amanda Brooks 
b. Sept 9,1881 in Sanilac Co, MI 
d. Feb 3,1958 in Matteson, Illinois 
m. Ethyl Myra Haskins in 1901 
b. Jan 30,1881 in Bruce Twp,MI 
d. Sept 4,19 30 in Chicago Illinois 
Levi worked for the Chicago Surface Lines 
Children: Mabel .Dorothy , Helen and Levi 
Mabel Lane b. 1903 in MI 

d. 1910 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
Dorothy Lane b. June 16,1911 in Saskatoon 

m. Donald Cullen June 19,19 37 
Helen Margaret Lane b. Aug 16,1915 in Saskatoon 
Levi Gilbert Lane b. Mar 28,1918 in 

m. Corabelle Miller 
LEVI BROOKS - son of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b.Mar 1839 

d. Oct 24,1919, bu in Springfield (Masonic Funeral) 
m. Sarah Lane, May 27,1862 in Richmond Hill,0nt., dau 
of Cyrus and Sarah (Strand) Lane and half sister of Oliver Lane 
b. 1842 in Markham Twp., north of Toronto, Ont 
d. Mar 23,1913, bu in Springfield, Ont. 
They farmed near Springfield, Ont. 
Children: Ellen, Teresa, Cyrus L. , Mary, Alberta, Ella and 



182 Part II Ch IV 

Minerva. 

ELLEN MELISSA BROOKS - dau of Levi Brooks 

b. April 16,1863; d. Mar 24,1868 

SARAH TERESA "Tressle" BROOKS - dau of Levi Brooks, 

(Daniel, Jonathan, David) 
b. Mar 29,1865 in Elgin County, Ont. 
d. Dec 27,1894 in Swartz Creek, MI, bu in Springfield 
m. Reuben Newell Mar 25,1885, son of Foster and 
Margaret (Alward) Newell. 

b. April 14,1864 in Springfield, Ont 
d. Sept 1928 in Crosse Pointe Park, MI in his dau- 
ghter Pearl's home, bu in Rose land Park Cemetery , Royal Oak, MI 
One daughter. Pearl 

SEE Reuben Newell for further information 
CYRUS LEONARD BROOKS - son of Levi Brooks, (Daniel, 
b. June 18,1867 in Springfield Jonathan, David) 

d. July 9,186 7, bu in Springfield 
MARY ANNABELLE BROOKS - dau of Levi Brooks 
b. Aug 18,1868; 

d. Mar 1,1921, bu in Windsor Grove Cem. Windsor, Ont. 
m. Henry Laidlaw Aug 1,1888 in Aylmer,Ont., son of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Laidlaw 
b. July 29,1864 

d. 1940 in London, bu in Windsor, Ont. 
Henry was a native of Elgin County, Ont. They lived in Copen- 
hagen and Kingsmill near Aylmer, moved to Windsor in 1914. He 
was a building contractor. He had a brother John; and a sister 
Lydia married Hiram Brooks. 

Children: Clarence , Clinton and Henry L. 
Clarence Oscar Laidlaw - son of Mary A.Brooks 
b. June 22,1889 in Copenhagen, Ont . 
d. Sept 15,1971 

m. Fern McMillan Aug 27,1919 in Kingston, Ont , dau 
of Richard and Margaret (Shannon)McMillan. Richard came from 
Ireland. 

Clarence was a Civil Engineer, graduate of Queens Univer- 
sity , Kingston, licensed in several States. He became a build- 
ing inspector after retirement. 

Fern living in Southfield,Mi (19 74) 
Children: Gladys and Henry 
Gladys Madeline Laidlaw 

b. 1915; d. Dec 16,1919 
Henry "Kenneth" Laidlaw 

b. Dec 4,1919 in Highland Park, MI 
m. Lee Thomas ca 196 7; Divorced 

Clinton Thomas Laidlaw - son of Mary A.Brooks 
b. May 9,1891; d. 1960, bu in Samia,Ont 

m. Myrtle Irene Brown in 1921; b. Mar 1895 
Myrtle living in Samia,Ont. (19 79) 
Two adopted children: Helen, and Mitzi deceased. 



PART II CH IV 183 

Henry Laveme "Vemie" Laidlaw - son of Mary A. 
Brooks. b. Jan 30,1893 d. 1966 bu in Windsor, Ont. 

m. Clara Wemp in 1921; d. 1922 

m. 2nd Bertha Wemp, a half sister of Clara 

b. Mar 12,1906; Living in Windsor, Ont (19 79) 
Children: Donald by Clara; James by Bertha 
Donald Laidlaw - died in infancy 
James Laveme Laidlaw b. June 26,1930 in Windsor 
m. Norma Jean Willson 
ALBERTA JANE "BERTIE" BROOKS - dau of Levi Brooks 
b. Oct 8,1871 

d. Oct 16,1896, bu in Springfield,Ont . 
m. Reuben Newell, June 26,1895 as his 2nd wife 
SEE Reuben Newell for further information 
ELLA MAY BROOKS - dau of Levi Brooks , (Daniel, Jonathan 
b. Oct 2,1876 David) 

d. Feb 28,1892 of diphtheria, bu in Springfield 
Age 15 years and 5 months 
Ella May was a very religious person and her mother, Mrs. 
Levi Brooks wrote about Ella May calling to her family at A 
o'clock in the morning to tell them goodbye. She quoted a 
Bible text and an admonition for each member of her family and 
close relations. Present were several cousins and a greataunt, 
besides her parents; she also included absent ones. After 
choosing her pall-bearers, she made some very pathetic little 
prayers, one of which was: "Oh, Lord thank thee for being so 
gracious, if it be thy will take me out of this wicked world, 
and out of the way of temptation, but if I should live help me 
to show my gratefulness to thee by living for thee and doing 
some good in the world, but if I die, help my friends to 
bear it and not mourn for me. Bring them all to meet me in 
heaven where we shall part no more." 

MINERVA EVELYN "Minnie" BROOKS - dau of Levi Brooks 
b. July 3,1881 in Malahide Twp, Springfield, Ont . 
d. Feb 21,1968 in Windsor,Ont . , 

m. Elmus Stanton Sept 6,1905 in her parents home in 
Springfield, Ont; son of George and Ellen L. (Bushell)Stanton. 
Beulah Brooks was a flower girl at the wedding. 

b. Nov 23,1883 in Elgin County; d. May 18,1969 
Both are buried in Greenlawn Mem. Cemetery , Windsor 
Children: Erma and Loraine 
Erma Oradell Stanton - dau of Minnie Brooks 

b. Sept 21,1906 in Bayham Twp, Elgin County, Ont, 
Erma is a retired teacher from the Windsor Public Schools 
and a world traveller. She was Superintendent of the Temple 
Baptist Church Junior Sunday School in Windsor for five years; 
was a Deaconess of the same Church at one time; served 18 
months in the Royal Canadian Navy at Stadacona in Halifax, N.S; 
and in 1949 - 1950 was an Exchange Teacher in Runcorn, England. 
During that period, Erma was presented to Queen Elizabeth at 



184 Part II Ch IV 

one of her Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. 

Evelyn "Loraine" Stanton - dau of Minnie Brooks 
b. April 17,1912 in Springfield, Ont. 
TTi. Ivan Reginald Sales Feb 12,19 36, son of Henry 
Warner and Lorinda (Ricard) Sales Separated 

b. Jan 8,1905 in Valetta,Kent County, Ont. 
Living in Windsor, Ontario (19 79) 

Loraine was an office worker and at one time worked as a 
Medical Secretary for a Panel of Physicians affiliated with 
the United States Public Health Service and the United States 
Consulate. Ivan owns and operates five beauty shops in Windsor 
and has several schools between Windsor, Toronto and North Bay 
Children: Ivan L. , Stephen, David and Sharon(twins) 
Ivan Lawrence Stanton "Larry" Sales 
b. Mar 15,19 37 in Windsor 
m. Carol Kolko Nov 1,1956 Divorced 

Stephen Warner Sales b. Sept 19,1942 

m. Pamela Arlene Milbum b. Aug 24,1943 

David Wayne Sales b. Oct 10,1943 

Sharon Loraine Sales b. Oct 10,1943 

m. Robert James Schleich, Jan 22,1966 
b. Feb 2, 1945 
SARAH BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. 1841 in Elgin Co; d. Jan 17,1906, bu in Aylmer 
m. George Chambers Nov 17,1861, son of Isaac and Anna 
(Smith) Chambers. Witnesses were L. and S. Brooks 
b. 1830; d. Dec 1899 
The family tells the story that Sarah and George lived in 
very moderate circumstances and that, after the death of 
George, Sarah was greatly surprised at the amount of wealth 
willed to her. She proceeded to build one of the nicest homes 
in Aylmer and had the large inonument placed on the Brooks 
Cemetery Lot in Springfield Cemetery. She also had the larg- 
est monument in the cemetery erected on her husband's lot in 

* Children: Albert, Elva B. and George. Not accounted for 
is Elsay, age two in 1871 Census. 

Albert Chambers - son of Sarah Brooks 
b. 1864; d. 19 32, bu in Aylmer 
m. Elva A. Davis; b. 186 7; d. 1946 
George Chambers - son of Sarah Brooks 

b. Sept 1870; d. 1916, bu in Aylmer 
Elva B. Chambers - dau of Sarah Brooks 

b. 1871; d. Aug 14,1899, bu in Aylmer 
SUSANNAH "Nah" BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. 1842; d. 1920, bu in Springfield David) 

m. Charles Newell, Mar 3,1869, son of James and Jane 
(Lindsay) Newell 

b. 1846; d. 1916, bu in Springfield 
A story was told of Susannah's first train ride across the 



Part II Ch IV 185 

Border when she went to visit relatives in Michigan. She had 
not been told about the Customs Inspectors, and was sitting 
very primly, with her bag on her lap, when a man came along 
and asked: "What is in the Bag?" Not being inclined to speak of 
her "unmentionables", she said "None of your damn business." 
The Inspector apparently decided it was a time for discretion 
rather than valor, ignored the answer and went on to the next 
person. 

The Newells lived in the area known as the "Irish Settle- 
ment" in Malahide Township near the Early Trinity Church and 
the Cemetery across the road. 

Children: Mary , Charles , Martha, Margaret , Wallace, Lena 

SEE Charles Newell for further information 
NANCY JANE BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, 

b. 1845 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co.,Ont. David) 

m. Foster Newell, II, Feb 13,1871 in Malahide Baptist 
Church, son of Alexander and Rebecca Newell. The marriage was 
witnessed by her brother Daniel, Jr. and Jane Ann Crawford. The 
marriage record said that Foster was from Warwick Twp. 
b. 1846 in Ontario; d 

m. 2nd James Newell, brother of Foster 
b. 1840 in Elgin County 

James settled in Lambton County in 1852 

Children: Edith and Camby by Foster 

SEE Foster Newell, II, for further information. 
DANIEL ALBERT BROOKS - son of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, 

b. June 2,1850 in Elgin Co; d David) 

m. Olive L. "Ollie" Bates, May 25,1872, dau of George 
A. and Rose (Muncil) Bates from New York and Ontario 
b. Aug 10,1851 in Ontario; d 

They moved from Ontario to Sanilac Co, MI in Nov 1880 

Children: Seven as follows: 

BENJAMIN L.BROOKS 

CHARLOTTE E. BROOKS 

EARL WILLIAM BROOKS 

ETTIE BROOKS 

LOIS M. BROOKS 

CHARLES ALBERT BROOKS 

m. m. 2nd Emma Foster 

BATES BROOKS b. 

JOHN BROOKS - son of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. 1853, shown on the 1861 Census - no other record. 
The 50th Wedding Anniversary Article did not indicate such a 
^°^' CHARLOTTE BROOKS - dau of Daniel Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. Dec 18,1856 in Malahide Twp 

d. Jan 5,1922 in Detroit, bu in Armada, MI 

m. Simon "Wesley" Hoover May 23,1881 in Tillsonburg, 
Ont. He was son of Jonah and Mariah (Hegler) Hoover, and a 
brother of Emmaretta (Hoover) Sinclair Britton. 



b. 


1874 






b. 


1877 






b. 








b. 




d. 


in infancy 


b. 








b. 




d. 


1924 



186 Part II Ch IV 

b. April 24,1856 in St .Thomas ,Ont. 
d. Oct 7, 1933 in Almont,MI; bu in Armada, MI 
They lived in Detroit for a number of years. Charlotte 
ran a rooming and boarding house on Trumbull Ave., about 1910- 
1920. Wesley worked for the Detroit Creamery 

Children ; Asahel, Leonard, Mary and Simon 
Asahel Hoover - son of Charlotte Brooks 
b. in Detroit; d. Nov, 1902 in Detroit 
not married 
Leonard Leonidies Hoover - son of Charlotte Brooks 
b. April 7, 1882 in St .Thomas, Ont. 
d. May 11,1940 in Detroit, bu in Armada 
m. Nellie Merrill April 29,1903; Divorced 
m. 2nd Ruby. This name appeard with Leonard's in the 
1932 Detroit Directory 

Children: Asahel and Marguerite - by Nellie. They 
were raised by Grandmother Charlotte from 1912 

James - by Ruby 
Asahel Leroy Hoover - son of Leonard Hoover 
b. Jan 27,1904 in St. Clair Co. ,MI 
d. Jan 15,1977, bu in Flat Rock, MI 
m. Nellie Sept 2,1924; Divorced 

m. 2nd Bertha Engles , ca 19 36 
Marguerite Lenora Hoover - dau of Leonard Hoover 
b. Dec 14,1906 in Detroit, MI 

m. Walter Rolland Dell, Aug 27,1923 in Detroit 
James Henry Hoover - son of Leonard Hoover 
b. July 12,1926 in Paducah,KY 
d. June 22,19 71 in Dearborn Heights, MI, bu in 

Southfield,MI^ Mildred Violet Gatt, Oct 26,1946 in Detroit 
Mary Olive Hoover - dau of Charlotte Brooks 
b. July 27,1888 in Springfield 
d. Nov 5,1963, bu in Almont,MI 
m. Samuel U. Storey Nov 24,1909 

b. 1876; d. Feb 1,1921, bu in Almont 
m. 2nd George William Plumb Sept 4,1923 

b. Sept 2,1891 in Bruce Twp, Macomb Co, MI 

d. Oct 5,1952, bu in Almont 
Children: Donald, Samuel, Ruth & a 3rd son by S.Storey 

William and George by G. Plumb 
Donald Storey - son of Mary Olive Hoover 

b. Sept 21,1910 in Marine City, MI; d 

m. Dorothy May Smith June 11,19 32 
Samuel Storey, Jr. b. 1915 in Almont; d. 1923 in Al- 
Ruth Lucille Storey b. Oct 19,1917 mont,MI 

m. John "Jack" Nelson Feb 1,1941 in Ohio 
William Wesley Plumb b. Feb 10,1926 in Almont, MI 

m. Bemice "Adeline" Rathka Nov 8,1944 in Almont 
George William Plumb b. Sept 17,1929 in Almont 



Part II Ch IV 187 

m. Ruth Joanne Reinicke Sept 1,1951 in Roseville, 
Divorced in 1961 MI 

m. 2nd Carolyn Elizabeth Cooper Aug 10,196 3 in 
Almont. Carolyn has a Masters Degree from University of 

Michigan and teaches school. They live near New Baltimore, MI. 
Simon Hoover, Jr. - son of Charlotte Brooks 
b. June 26,1891; d. at birth 

ABIGAIL BROOKS - dau of Jonathan Brooks (David) 

b. ca 1809 probably near Lachute,Argenteuil Co. , Que. 
d. Oct 8,1900 in Elgin County, bu in Aylmer 
m. Enoch Smith June 17,1830 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co.Ont. 
b. ca 1807 in Vermont or Canada 
d. Mar 14,1883 in Elgin Co, bu in Aylmer 
Their home was on the 8th Concession of Malahide where 
(according to Abigail's obituary) "She had lived on the same 
farm for over seventy years, and her home has given shelter 
and comfort to many a weary traveler, while many an act of 
charity and kindness has been marked down to her credit in the 
Great Book, and for which she is no doubt now reaping her full 
reward." She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. 
Abigail's Obituary also said that her family consists of four 
sons and five daughters viz, Charles E. on the old homestead 
(8th Concession of Malahide), John of St .Thomas ,Abram of the 
9th Concession, Mack of Michigan, Mrs. McKenny of St. Thomas, 
Mrs. McEown of Malahide and Mrs. Moss of Dorchester. 

The names and birth years of their children, as listed 
in the 1851 and 1861 Census, were as follows: 



d. 1880 in Aylmer 

d. 1923, bu in Aylmer 



Jonathan Smith 


b. 


ca 1831 


Nancy 


b. 


1833 


Amanda (Mandy) 


b. 


1835; 


Mary Jane 


b. 


1838 


John 


b. 


1841 


Abram (Abell) 


b. 


1843; 


Sarah 


b. 


1846 


William R. 


b. 


1849 


Charles E 


b. 


185 3 


Temperance 


b. 


1855 



JOHN D. BROOKS - son of Jonathan Brooks (David) 
b. 1811 in Argenteuil County, Que; 
d. 1886, bu in Springfield 

m. Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Corless Nov 12,1833 by Banns 
in Malahide Twp. Witnesses, Polly's brother David and her 
brother-in-law Peter Whaley. She was a dau of Jesse and Polly 
(Chase) Corless. 

b. 1816 in Argenteuil Co., Que; d. 1866, believed to 
have been buried in Springfield Cemetery east of town near the 

large Brooks stone 

m. 2nd Mary Jane Lyons, widow of Henry Lyons. She had 

two sons, Bill and Homer Lyons. 



Part II Ch IV 
JOHN D. AND POLLY (CORLESS) BROOKS 







.c 


• 




o 


Pi 




o 


g: 


• 


oi 


X 


B 




o 




• 


>-} 




w 



6 

CO 

•1-1 

C -H 

CO O .H 

> 0) -r-l 

M hJ 3 



x: 

H 



w 






t^ 


►J 


u 


o 


e CO 




pa 

• 


'^ 


H 



CO OJ 



(0 
■H 
0) 

to 

(U 4-1 

r-H cn 

•H CO 



s hJ w <: 



o 

§ 



CO 



o 



o 

•a 

c 

CO 



z 
o 



c 

13 



o 

c 

CO 
U 

o 



T3 

c 
<u 
u 

13 
iH 
•H 

x; 





j: 




00 




D 




O 


^ 


c 


M 


. TD 


hJ 


e o 


►J 


o 


1— 1 


o 


3 


• 




u 



0) 



CO 




> 


I— 1 


CO 


c 


3 


f-l 


^ 


C 


(U 


o 


(U 


0* 


c 


hJ 


hJ 


s: 


CQ 


< 



T3 


•H 


Q) 


CO 


Cj 14-1 


.-H 
01 


CO 1— 1 


T3 


2 < 


< 



CO 

M 
h-l 



o 

2 





e 




CO 


u 


J= 


z 


00 


H-l 


c 


ac 


•H 


e3 


e c 

c 


u 


3 


Q 


CJ 




•n 



tn 

CO 

0) 

.-I 
(J 
o 
u 



Pi 





<u 




<u 




•o 




c 


cu 


3 




•H 


60 


^ 


(U 


iH 


U 


4-1 


o 


O 


o 


»-l 


CO 


U 


8 


<u 


)-4 


CO 


o 


o 


U 



s 



E ^ 



(1) 
c 
o 
z 



J= 










4-1 


CO 


C 






W 


4-1 


o 






O 


to 


cn 




C 


S 


3 


u 


c 


o 


M 


60 


t]) 


x: 


•o 


iH 


3 


E 


o 


l-l 


i-H 


< 


W 


-! 


w 


bJ 










•-J 











M 



(0 

C 

o 

05 





> 






<d 






r-H 






-o 


c 




•H 


(U 


• 


CO 


V4 .-1 


e 


,J 


)-i M 




• 


CO CO 




hJ 


:s w 







0) 


T3 








^ 




c 

CO 


U 
CO 


to 


6 to c 


e 


ffi 


• 


!-i 


c 


c c 


o a) (u 


CO 


H 


e 


U 


o 


C X 


^ c ^ 


)-i 


< 




• 


0) 


a) 


0) 60 iH 

►-3 <r W 


•H 


Z 




S 


kJ 


O I-) 


K 







>. 






.-1 






0) 






> 


W 




•r-l 


CJ 




X 


Pi 


• 


M 


O 


e 




W 




• 


03 




hJ 



CU 

60 
O 

CU 



Part II Ch IV igg 

h. 1841; d. June 17, 1881, possibly bu in Norwich Cem. 
John was a farmer in Malahide Twp . Ont. 

Children: Nathan, Malinda, William, Robert , Jesse , John, Geo- 
rge, Hiram, Mary ,Delphine, Lewis and Caroline 

NATHAN BROOKS - son of John D.Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. April 19,1835 in Elgin Co. 
d. April 29,1912, bu in Brown City, MI 
m. Mary Ann Crane in 1864 in Brown City, MI 
b. Oct 31,1844/5 in Canada 

d. Mar 29,1926 in Bumside Twp., Lapeer Co., MI 
Children: Leonard, John H. , Jerome, Dennis, Agnes, 

Ellen, Hiram. 
LEONARD BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks(John D. ,Jonath- 
b. July 22,1868 an, David) 

d. April 5,1950, bu in Brown City, MI 
m. Emeline Weaver Dec 25,1894 
b. Dec 12,1872 in Corinth, Ont. 
d. 19 37, bu in Brown City 
Children: Acil, Opal, Rheitta,01ga, Edith 
WILLIAM "ACIL" BROOKS - son of Leonard Brooks 
b. Sept 6,1896 

d. June 24,192 3 (drowning), bu in Brown City 
m. Edith Mae Stoddard June 26,1919 
Children: Mildred, Gloria and possibly two others 
MILDRED BROOKS b. 1920 

GLORIA BROOKS b. 1922 

OPAL BROOKS - dau of Leonard Brooks 
b. Dec 26,1899; d. Feb 28,1969 

m. Charles Clark 
No children 
RHEITTA BROOKS - dau of Leonard Brooks 
b. June 4,1905; m. Ray Colberg 

Living in Michigan in 19 78 
Children: two sons 
OLGA RUTH BROOKS - dau of Leonard Brooks 
b. Dec 13,1908; d. Aug 22,1951 

m. Alfred Stem of Imlay City, MI 
Children: Two boys and Wanda 
EDITH PEARL BROOKS - dau of Leonard Brooks 

b. Dec 15,1912; d. Feb 2,1918, bu in Brown City 
JOHN HENRY BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks (John D. , Jon- 
athan, David) 

b. Mar 21,1870 near Bumside, Lapeer Co. ,MI 

d. Feb 29,1928, bu in Brown City, MI 

m. Minnie Marion Nov 24,1894, dau of William Henry 

Marion ^^ ^^^ 18,1872 in Brown City 

d. June 26,1952, bu in Brown City 
Children: Ola and Hazel 
OLA BROOKS - dau of -John H. Brooks 

b. ca 1896; d. ca 1962, bu in Brown Licy 



190 Part II Ch IV 

m. Roy Brown; b d....ca 1948 

m. 2nd Sylvester Phillips in Detroit 
Children: Kenneth, Golda, Roy and Hilda 
HAZEL BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks 

b. Dec 30,1902; d. Oct 7,1968, bu in Brown City 
m, Roy Poth June 16,1923 in Brown City 
Children: two as follows: 

Nelda Poth m. Bud Smith 

Donald Poth m. Sue , live in Br. City 

JEROME B. "Rome" BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks, John D, 
b. Mar 31, 1871, near Bumside,MI Jonathan, David) 

d. July 26,1966, bu in Brown City, MI 
m. Mrs. Millie Hamilton ca 1923 

b ; d. 1930 in London,Ont. 

No children. Mrs. Hamilton had three by previous 
marriage. 

JACOB DENNIS "Den" BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks 
b. Mar 31,1873; 

d. 1937, bu in St. John's Cemetery, N.Branch, MI 
m. Jessie I. Kniffen Oct 16,1894 

b. 1876; d. 1938, bu in St John's Cemetery 
One dau: Jennie 
JENNIE M. BROOKS - dau of Dennis Brooks 

b. Aug 16,1905; d. Mar 22,1959, bu in St John's 
m. Millard F. Fritch Cem. 

Children: Ronald who lives in Oxford, Mi (1978) 
His Children: Dennis , Frances ,Janis , 
Danny and William 
AGNES BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks (John D. .Jonathan, 
b. Apr 18,1876, Bumside Twp ; d.Sept 29 , 19 45. David) 
m. Walford Marion Dec 25,1892, son of William Henry 

Marion. b ; d.Oct 20,19 30, bu in Brown City 

Children: Gertrude, Clarence, Russel, Kenneth, Helen 
Gertrude "Gertie" Marion - dau of Agnes Brooks 

b ; d ; bu in Brown City 

m. Frank Brown 
m. 2nd Ed Davey 
Children: Marian Brown 
Clarence Marion - son of Agnes Brooks 

b. July 13,1896; d. May 15,19 70, bu in Brown City 
m. Anna Kant, Mar 19,1919 

b. Jan 8,1900; d. Feb 18,1920 

m. 2nd Helen Welch June 3,19 31, dau of Charles 
Welch (Daniel, Thomas, William) William's wife was Polly (Chase) 

Corless Welch. ^^ ^^^ 12,1909; She lives in North Branch, MI 

Children: Otto, b. Feb 18,1920 (1976) 

Russell Marion - son of Agnes Brooks 

b ; d 

m. Minnie Davey of Cornwall England (sister of Ed 



Part II Ch IV I9I 

Davey) b. Feb 16,1890; d. Jan 22,1933 

Kenneth Marion - son of Agnes Brooks 

^ ; m- Pearl ; m. 2nd Fern. 

Lives in Sun City, Arizona (19 78) 

One dau: Marjorie 
Helen Marion - dau of Agnes Brooks 

m. Bill Beringer; Living in Wickenburg,AZ (1978) 
ELIZABETH ELLEN "Ella" BROOKS - dau of Nathan Brooks, 
b. July 21,1878; (John D. , Jonathan, David) 

d, Dec 10,1961 
m. Thomas Main Feb 14,1900 
Children: Floyd, Mabel, I la 
Floyd Main - son of Ella Brooks 

b. April 1903; d. 2 weeks old 

Mabel Main - dau of Ella Brooks 
b. Oct 14,1904 in Sanilac Co., MI 
J fi«e. ?'-> ™' Sterling McMann May 20,1926 in Brown City, MI 
Children: Wilbur in. 

Arlene m. Ted Wanamaker 
Muriel m. Mr. Cramer 
Louise m. Mr. Blanchard 
Ila Main - dau of Ella Brooks 

b. Nov 3,1910; d. July 20,19 78, near Brown City 
m. Austin Weber Sept 29,1931 in Brown City 

b. July 13,1905 in Brown City; d. Apr 25,1975 
One son, Donald Weber; b. Mar 23,19 32 
HIRAM CORLESS BROOKS - son of Nathan Brooks (John D. , 
b. Mar 12,1885 Jonathan, David) 

d. Oct 18,1935, bu in Marlette,MI 
m. Lillie Mae Ramsey Jan 29,1908 

b. Apr 19,1887; d. ca 1951, bu in Marlette.MI 
Children: Leone and David 

LEONE EVERETT BROOKS - son of Hiram Brooks 
b. Sept 19,1909 in Brown City 
d. Nov 7,1968, bu in Marlette.MI 
m. Antoinette Spinek, dau of Frank and Florence 
(Batog) Spinek who were bom in Poland. 

b. Nov 13,1913 in Towatinaw, Alberta, 
m. 2nd Vernon Albert Starr, a retired Navy Lieu- 
tenant. They live in Wickenburg,AZ 

Children: Virginia, Colleen, David, Richard, Cameron 
VIRGINIA LEE BROOKS - dau of Leone Brooks 
b. Feb 13,19 38 in Brown City 
d. Nov 16,1977 in AZ 
m. Douglas Eugene Gould April 2 7,195 7 

b. Feb 11,19 37 in Detroit, MI 
He is a Print Shop owner in Saginaw, MI 
Children: Robyn,Dawn and Michael 
Robyn Rene Gould - dau of Virginia Brooks 



192 Part II Ch IV 



Tuscon,AZ 



b. Oct 21,1957 in Imlay City, MI 
m. Jerry Allen Timmer 
They farm near Imlay City 

Children: Shannon Leigh Tiiraner, b. Jan 4,19 76 
Kelly Jean Tiiraner, b. July 31,19 77 
Dawn Celeste Gould - dau of Virginia Brooks 
b. Oct 4,1958 in Imlay City 
m. Calvin D. Shrewsbury 

He is an Iron Worker. They live in Tuscon,AZ 
Dau: Brook Dion Shrewsbury, b. Nov 26,19 77 in 



Michael Douglas Gould - son of Virginia Brooks 
b. May 20,1962 in Hazel Park, MI 
He is a student in Tuscon,AZ 
COLLEEN LINDA BROOKS - dau of Leone Brooks 
b. Dec 14,1939 in Brown City, MI 
m. Rex Harold Seley 

b. Jan 16,1933; d. Aug 9,1962 

m. 2nd John William Campbell 

b. July 17,1936 in Brown City, MI 
John is an Economic Development Director in Sault St Marie, 
Michigan. Children: Patricia, Ann and Catherine 

Patricia Ann Seley - dau of Colleen Brooks 
b. April 10,1959 in Brown City 
m. John Thomas Woodman 

b. Mar 17,1956 in Anaheim, CA, where they live 
Ann Marie Campbell - dau of Colleen Brooks 

b. April 27,1963 in Flint, MI 
Catherine Linda Campbell - dau of Colleen Brooks 
b. May 18,1964 in Flint 
DAVID HIRAM BROOKS - son of Leone Brooks (Hiram, 

Nathan, John D.Jonathan, David) 
b. May 17,1942 in Brown City 
d. July 31,1942, bu in Marlette,MI 
RICHARD EUGENE BROOKS - son of Leone Brooks 
b. May 3,1946 in Brown City 

m. Jeanne LaFever, Oct 22,1966 in Brown City, dau 
of James and Earline (Zeigler) LaFever of Piggott, Arkansas 

b. Sept 18,1947 
Richard served in the Navy for four years, three of which 
were in the Mediterranean area, as a Gunners Mate (Missiles). 
He has an Associate Degree from St. Clair Community College 
at Port Huron. He is an Electronics Research Technician in- 
volved in Air Analysis throughout the United States with 
General Motors Corporation. 

Jeanne is a graduate of a Beauty College and with her sister 
had a Beauty Salon in Brown City for several years. 
One son: ERIC JAMES BROOKS 

b. June 3,19 74 in Brown City 
CAMERON LEONE BROOKS - son of Leone Brooks 
b. Sept 15,1948 



Part II Ch IV I93 

m. Sally Ann McLarty 
b. July 12,1950 
Cameron is an Electronic Technician, living in San Diego, CA 

DAVID LESTER BROOKS - son of Hiram C Brooks (Nathan, 
b. Oct 30,1911 John D. , Jonathan, David) 

d. Oct 18,1916, bu in Marlette.MI 
MALINDA BROOKS - dau of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b d. by 1936 in Michigan 

m. Mr. Zimmer 

Two sons - reported dead by 1936 
WILLIAM BROOKS - son of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. 1838 in ElginCounty ,Ont ; d. Feb 12 , 1911 Lapeer, MI 
m. Caroline Goodenough (or Gage) in 1866 

b. 1842 in Michigan; d 

They farmed in Lapeer Twp, Lapeer County, MI 

Children : Corless , Ruby , George , Gertrude , Grace , Caroline 

CORLESS BROOKS - son of William Brooks (John D. ,Jona- 

b d athan, David) 

m. Mary Ann Hornby 

Children: ALBERT 

ANNA m. Peter Austin Mills Dec 14,1904 in 
RUBY BROOKS - dau of William Brooks Yarmouth Twp. 

b. 1868, probably in Lapeer 
GEORGE BROOKS - son of William Brooks 

b. June 1,1870 in Lapeer 
GERTRUDE BROOKS - dau of William Brooks 

b. Dec 14,1873 in Lapeer; d 

m. Dr. Harry Mason - a Dentist who had an office on 
Grand River Ave in Detroit 

GRACE BROOKS - dau of William Brooks 

b. Feb 1879 in Lapeer 
CAROLINE G. "Carrie" BROOKS - dau of William Brooks 

b. Aug 20,1881 in Lapeer 

d. Sept 1,1948, bu in Plymouth, MI 

Not married 
ROBERT BROOKS - son of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, David) 

b. ca 1841 in Elgin County , Ontario; d 

JESSE CORLESS BROOKS - son of John D.Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. ca 1844 in Elgin Co.,Ont David) 

d in Saskatchewan, Canada 

m. Mary A. Silverthome 

b d 

Believed to have lived near Calton, Elgin Co., Ontario 

Children: 

LENA BROOKS 

LOU BROOKS Lived in London 

MELVIN BROOKS Moved to Saskatchewan 

BELLE BROOKS m. Tom Jenkins 

ANNA BROOKS m. Mr. Stevens _ r- -.j 

MARY DELILAH BROOKS, 1873 - 1874, bu in Springfield 



194 Part II Ch IV 

ALFRED BROOKS, 1880 - 1950, bu in St Lukes, Vienna, Ont, 

Not married 
ADELAIDE BROOKS 

b. May 1880; d. June 20,1883, bu in Springfield, Ont , 
JOHN HENRY BROOKS - son of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. 1849, probably in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co. David) 

d. Feb 2,1926, bu in Silverwood,MI 
m. Emma Jane Roach in Canada 

b. 1860; d. 1927 in Silverwood,MI, bu there 

We were told that the Roaches were Irish and that Emma's 
father's second wife was Malinda Brooks (sister of John Henry, 
possibly the Malinda who had m. Mr. Zimmer) 

John had a nice farm in Michigan and was a good horseman. 
Children: Iva, Leon, William, Thelma. We were told that 
nine others died in infancy or early childhood. 
IVA PEARL BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks (John D. , 
b. 1876 Jonathan, David) 

d. 1904, bu in Silverwood,MI 
m. G. Roy Cobb of Silverwood area 
She taught school near North Branch, MI 
No children 
LEON JOSEPH "Lee" BROOKS - son of John H. Brooks 
b. April 17,1886 near Silverwood 
d. Dec 30,19 39, bu in Cass City 

m. Josephine Retherford April 1912 in Marlette,MI, 
dau of William Harvey and Isadora Retherford 
b. Oct 7,1879 in Imlay City 
d. May 22,1968 in Caro,MI; bu in Cass City 
Children: Phyllis , Doris and Ardis 
PHYLLIS ANN BROOKS - dau of Leon Brooks 
b. Feb 7,1913 in Silverwood, MI 
m. Forest Tyo Jan 3,19 31 
Living in Michigan (19 78) 
Children: Donald, Dorothy and Thomas 
Donald F. Tyo b. and d. in 19 31 
Dorothy Ann Tyo b. 19 33 in Cass City, MI 
m. Ronald Phillips. Living in Deford,MI 
Had 3 sons 
Thomas Lee Tyo; b. July 20,19 37 in Deford,MI 
m. Marilyn Hadeka, Oct 14,1962 in Cass City, MI. 
She was from Rutland, Vermont 
Two daughters 
DORIS BROOKS - dau of Leon Brooks 
b. July 13,1915 in Silverwood 
m. Maurice O'Connor in 19 30 Divorced 

m. 2nd Leonard Anthony; d. 1969 in St Charles,IL 
m. 3rd Robert Hurley in 19 72. 
They live in St Charles, IL 
Two daughters by Maurice 
ARDIS BROOKS - dau of Leon Brooks 



Part II Ch IV I95 

b. April 13,1917 in Clifford, ^^: 
m. Adam Bauer in 19 39 in Detroit 

b d...l97A 

Ardis living in Reese, MI (19 76) 
Children: Larry (lives in Reese) .Joan, Michael, 
Dianne, Christa, Elizabeth and Angela 
CHANCY "WILLIAM" BROOKS - son of John H.Brooks (John D, 

Jonathan , David) 
b. Jan 23,1892 in Silverwood,MI 
d. Oct 5,1965, bu in Silverwood 
m. Mildred Mcintosh Feb 18,1912 in Deford,MI 

b. July 31,1893; d. 1969, bu in Silvervood.MI 
William answered a letter of Mae's in 19 36 giving a listing 
of the family with some dates. He lived near Brown City, MI. 
Children: Elaine, Emma and Robert 

CHARLOTTE "ELAINE" BROOKS - dau of William Brooks 
b. April 22,1915 in Clifford, MI 

m. Marshall Hazen, June, 1933 in Marlette,MI, son of 
Albert James and Jennie Belle (Swinson) Hazen of Michigan 
b. Dec 16,1912 in Sanilac County, MI 
They live in Decker, MI (19 78) 
Marshall worked at Great Lakes Steel in Ecorse,Mi for twelve 
years. Children: Robert , Wayne, Marsha and Gary 

Robert Richard Hazen - son of Elaine Brooks 
b. Jan 4,1935 in Silverwood 

m, June Duncan, June 30,1956 in Deckerville,MI 
b. Dec 30,19 37 
Robert graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago 
and attended the Midwestern Baptist Seminary in Pontiac,MI. He 
is a Baptist Minister in Davisburg,MI . June attended the Moody 
Institute for two years. 

Children: Lois Jime b. April 14,1957 

Ruth Ann b. July 7,1958 

Joy Elaine b. Aug 10,1959 

David Richard b. May 25,1964 
Mark Robert b. July 12,1968 

Wayne William Hazen - son of Elaine Brooks 
b. Feb 28,1942 in River Rouge 
m. Carol Diane Geister, June 21,1963 
b. April 13,1944 in Decker, MI 
Wayne attended the Le-Toumeau Technical Institute in Long- 
view, TX for a year taking a Mechanical Engineering course. 
Carol went to the Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, 
for two years and to Central State Univ. ,Mt. Pleasant , Mi for a 
year. She teaches school. Wayne is a Dairy farmer near Mar- 
lette.MI. Children: Jilayne Lynn b. Feb 18,1966 

Janelle Darlene b. Dec 15,1967 
Darren Wayne b. Nov 16,1969 

Dathan Lane b. Oct 9,19 73 



196 Part II Ch IV 

Marsha Kay Hazen - dau of Elaine Brooks 
b. July 7,1944 in River Rouge, MI 
m. David Brown Dec 9,1966 
b. Sept 6, in Holly, MI 

Marsha attended the Grand Rapids , MI School of Bible and 
Music for three years, studying Business and Office Work. 
David attended the University of Mining and Engineering in 
Houghton, MI for a year, became a tool maker at the G.M. Truck 
and Coach Plant in Pontiac,MI, earned a B.A. Degree by attend- 
ing evening classes. They live in Davisburg,MI (1977) 

Children: Rhoda Kay Brown b. Sept 13,196 7 

Kevin James Brown b. Sept 7,1969 
Gary Lee Hazen - son of Elaine Brooks 
b. July 10,1947 in Mayville,MI 
m. Candi Dennis Oct 22,19 71 
b. Aug 11,1952 
Gary served in the U.S. Marine Corps with one year in Vietnam. 
He is a Dental Technician in Cass City. Candi loves to sing. 
Children: Shane Mathew Hazen b. Sept 7,19 75 
Leigh Ann Hazen b. Sept 26,19 76 

EMMA JANE BROOKS - dau of William Brooks (John H. , 

John D. , Jonathan, David) 
b. Feb 7,1917 in Pontiac,MI 
d. Oct 30,1948, bu in Silverwood 
m. John Martin Jan 3,19 38 

b. ca 1910; d, Dec 8,1946, bu in Silverwood 
m. 2nd Glenn Jacobs, June 1947 

Children: Allan and Sandra Martin; Sharon Jacobs 
Allan Martin - son of Emma Brooks 
b. Oct 31,1943 in Silverwood, MI 
m. Esther Choranziak 

b. April 10,1945 in Detroit 
Allan was raised by his grandfather in Detroit after the 
death of his mother. He works for a Wholesale Paper Co. in 
Detroit (19 77). Three children b. in Detroit 

Christina Martin b. Jan 31,1966 

Beverly Martin b. May 31,196 7 

John L. Martin b. Mar 4,19 72 

Sandra Martin - dau of Emma Brooks 

b. May 23,1945 in Silverwood; d. Aug 23,1971 
m. Leonard "Rip" Beam of North Branch, MI 
Sandra was raised by her grandparents, William and Mildred 
Brooks after the death of her mother. 

Sharon Ann Jacobs - dau of Emma Brooks 
b. Oct 20,1948 

m. Mr. Davenport; Divorced 

Sharon was adopted by Russell and Iva Sickles (of Lapeer) 
after Sharon's mother died when she was ten days old. 
One daughter 



Part II Ch IV 197 

WILLIAM "ROBERT" BROOKS - son of William Brooks, 

(John H. ,John D. , Jonathan .David) 
b. Jan 16,1919 in Pontiac 
d. Dec 3, 19 72, bu in Silverwood 
m. Evelyn Emerson of Silverwood. Divorced 
m. 2nd Hazel (Adkins) Pridemore in 1955 
b. April A, 1917 in West Virginia 
Lives in Clifford, MI (1978) 
THELMA MAUDE BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks (John D. , 
b. Mar 31,1900 in Silverwood Jonathan, David) 

d. 1953 in Pontiac 

m. Earl McKillop ca 1919 in North Branch, MI 
Children: Marian McKillop m. Mr. Houstina 
Joan McKillop m. Mr. Randolph 

Betty McKillop m. Mr. Lindstrom 

GEORGE WARREN BROOKS - son of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, 

b. May 2,1849 in Springfield; d David) 

m. Lucy Ann Shively - dau of George and 

Margaret (Dennis) Shively 

b. Oct 6,1853 in Springfield; d 

They farmed near Springfield until they moved to Mich- 
igan, 1878. One son George 

GEORGE LLEWELYN BROOKS - son of George Warren Brooks 
b. May 7,1877 in Springfield 
d. Mar 11,1934 in Lansing, Mich 
m. 

8 Children including: 
George F. Brooks 

b. June 14,1914 in Michigan 
HIRAM B. BROOKS - son of John D. Brooks (Jonathan J)avid) 
b. 1854 in Malahide; d. Feb 23, 1927, bu in Springfield 
m. Lydia Jane Laidlaw June 1,1887 in Copenhagen, 
Malahide Township, dau of Thomas and Elizabeth Laidlaw 

b. Mar 16,1858; d. Mar 8,1948, bu in Springfield 
Lydia played the organ in the Church 
Children: Warren and Earl 
WARREN EMERSON BROOKS 

b. Apr 14,1888; d. Apr 17,1916, bu in Springfield 
not married 
EARL STARR BROOKS - son of Hiram Brooks 
b. Mar 12,1891 

m. Mary LaVina Rice Feb 9,1919 in Glen Meyer, Norfolk 
County, Ont., dau of Henry R. and Mercy Elizabeth(Dreyer) Rice 
of Indiana and Edinborough, Scotland respectively, 
b. Feb 21,1894 in Glen Meyer, Ont. 
d. Jan 11,1968, bu in Springfield ^ 

Earl's middle name was for Starr Corless, a cousin of Earl s 
father, who lived in Branch County , Michigan. They farmed for 
many years near Springfield. Earl is living in Aylmer. (19 79) 
Children: Jean, Anastacia, Phyllis, Hiram.Shirley, Earl. 



198 Part II Ch iV 

JEAN MARION BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks (Hi ram, John 

, TTuonimn- c • <r-ij D. , Jonathan , David) 
b. Feb 29,1920 m Springfield ' 

m. Leonard David "Len" Simpson May 19,1942 in 
Springfield, son of Stanley and Lulu (Finch) Simpson. Lulu's 
mother was Amy Charlton. 

b. April 27,1918 
Len is a Services Supervisor for the Ministry of Transport- 
ation and Coitimuni cations , Government of Ontario. They live 
near Richmond,Ont . 

Children: Marlene and Garry 

Sylvia "Marlene" Simpson - dau of Jean Brooks 
b. Mar 4,1943 
m. John Robert Thorpe Sept 28,19 73 

b. April 23,1939 in England 
They live near Courtland, Ontario (19 77) 
Garry David Simpson - son of Jean Brooks 
b. Nov 28,1947 

Lives near Richmond, teaches school and enjoys 
singing in the Church Choir. Not married 

ANASTACIA BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks (Hiram, John D, 
b. June 12,1921 in Springfield. Jonathan, David) 
m. Archibald Duncan MacPherson Oct 5,1940 

b. June 22,1918 
Living in Aylmer (19 77) 

One son John ^ 

John Archibald MacPherson - son of Anastacia 
b. Jan 24,1942 Brooks 

m. Joy Dawn Pryce Oct 14,196 7 

b. July 4, 
one dau: Karie Noel b. Dec 18,1968 

PHYLLIS WARRENA BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks 
b. April 14,1926 in Springfield 
m. Robert Leonard Oldham May 22,1948 

b. June 25,1926 
Living in Aylroer (19 77) 
Children: 

Timothy Robert Oldham b. Aug 21,1955 

Steven Douglas Oldham b. June 5,1958 

m. Karen Morley 
Jane Susanne Oldham b. Dec 7,1960 

HIRAM DOUGLAS BROOKS - son of Earl Brooks (Hiram, 

1- XT oc TAOA • o • John ,D. , Jonathan, David) 
b. Nov 25,19 30 m Springfield 

m. Violet Mae Nelson May 26,1950 in Aylmer 

b. June 3,1929 

Farming near Springfield (1977) 

Children: Brenda, Deborah, twins Brian and Barry, 

and Kevin 

BRENDA LYNNE BROOKS - dau of Hiram Brooks (Earl, 

Hiram, John D. , Jonathan, David) 



Part II Ch IV 199 

b. Oct 11,1952 

m. Roy LaVerne Gibbons May 22,1971 in Spring- 
field, b. Aug 23,1950 

One son: Jack Douglas Gibbons, b. Sept 19 75 
DEBORAH LEIGH BROOKS - dau of Hiram Brooks 
b. Sept 30,1955 
m. Mark Gerald Hancox Nov 3,1972 in Springfield 

b. Feb 16,1950 
Children: Martin Douglas Hancox; b. July 23,1973 
Jason Robert Hancox b. Apr 12,19 75 

BRIAN DOUGLAS BROOKS - son of Hiram Brooks 

b. Dec 28,1960 
BARRY WAYNE BROOKS - son of Hiram Brooks 

b. Dec 28,1960 
KEVIN MARK BROOKS - son of Hiram Brooks 
b. Aug 21,1962 
SHIRLEY PATRICIA BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks (Hiram, 

John D. , Jonathan, David) 
b, Jan 22,1931 in Springfield 

m. Frederic Maurice Nelson Oct 7,1949 in Spring- 
field, b. Mar 4,1927; Living near Aylmer (1977) 
Children: Larry, Mary and Judy 
Larry Frederic Nelson - son of Shirley Brooks 
b. Oct 3,1951 
m. Brenda Joyce Bradley July 26,1975 

b. July 18,1953 
Children :Melissa Diane Nelson b. Jan 10,1971 
Michael Anthony Edward Nelson b. Sept 16,19 76 

Christopher James Frederic Nelson 

Mary Lynne Nelson - dau of Shirley Brooks 
b. Sept 1,1953 

m. Randall Jack Wilcox Oct 13,1973 in Aylmer 
Living in London (1977) 

Children: Randall Jack b. Oct 30,1975 

Shawn Douglas b. 19 77 
Judy Mae Nelson - dau of Shirley Brooks 
b. Mar 20,1960 
EARL MANFORD BROOKS - son of Earl Brooks (Hiram, 

John D. , Jonathan, David) 

b. July 19,1941 in Springfield 

m. Pauline Dorothy Currie April 15,196 7 in Toronto 

b. Dec 1,1945 
Living near Aylmer (19 7 7) 

Children: THE A MICHELLE BROOKS, b. Dec 29,1969 
CHAD MICHAEL BROOKS, b. Feb 14,19 73 
MARY ELIZABETH BROOKS - dau of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, 
b. June 3,1854 in Malahide Twp. David) 

d. Feb 12,1895, bu in Silverwood,MI 

m. Joseph Wesley Ellsworth, son of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Pearson) Ellsworth. Benjamin was bom in England. 



200 Part II Ch IV 

b. Nov 25,1853 

d. July 7,1911, bu in Silverwood 
m. 2nd Myrtle Boyl 
They farmed near Silverwood 
Children: Augusta, Emerson, John and Eldon 
Augusta Ellsworth - dau of Mary Brooks 
b. Aug 1877 near Silverwood 
d. Nov 16,1883, bu in Silverwood 
Emerson Ellsworth - son of Mary Brooks 
b. Oct 31,1878 near Silverwood 
d. Oct 29,1953, bu in Silverwood 

m. Matie 

b. 1882 

d. 1955, bu in Silverwood 
John Elmer Ellsworth - son of Mary Brooks 

b. Aug 15,1880; d. Mar , bu in Silverwood 

m. Harriet Elizabeth Raymond, dau of John and 
Mary Jane (Lalond) Raymond 

b. Nov 1,1881 in Rogers City, MI 
d. Feb 6,1943, bu in Silverwood 
John was a Sergeant in Troop H. 11 Cavalry in Spanish Amer- 
ican War. 

Children: A dau d. at 3 weeks of age; Raymond, 
Bernard, Leon , Marian , Leonard ,Maxine , Geraldine , Rob- 
ert ,Alvin, Donald, Betty , Billy , Norman and Shirley 
as follows: 
Raymond Ellsworth b-Jan 1,1909; d. 1973 

Lived in Davison, Michigan 
Bernard Ellsworth, b. 1911; d. 1959 ,Pontiac,MI 
Leon John Ellsworth b. Mar 12,1913 in Tuscola, Co, 
MI, m. Myrtle Grace Smith .. dau of A.J. and 

Elizabeth (Ducept) Smith of Bay City, MI and Grenvi lie, Quebec 
respectively. Living in Bay City, MI (19 77) 

Children: Leah, Peggy M. and Margaret M. 
Marian "Mary" Ellsworth b. Sept 30,1914 

m. Emmet Coleman 
Leonard Eldon Ellsworth, b. June 17,1916; d.l944 

m. Ruth bu in Silverwood 

Maxine Ellsworth b. May 22,1918; d. ca 1968 
-Geraldine "Judy" Ellsworth b. Apr 15,1920 

d. 19 77, FL 
Robert "Jack" Ellsworth b. Oct 8,1921 

m. Cynthia LaCroix of Lapeer. Living in Silver- 
wood (1974). One son 

Alvin "Jim" Ellsworth b. Dec 12,1924 

Donald Ellsworth b. May 24,1926 

Lives in Mt Morris, MI (19 77) 
Betty June Ellsworth b. Feb 1,1928; m. Ross Avery 
Billy Ellsworth b. Apr 27,1930; d. in childhood 
Norman Ellsworth b. May 28,19 32; d. ca 1946 



Part II Ch IV 201 

Lived in May vi lie 

Shirley Ellsworth b. July 16,19 35 

m. Raymond McPherson, divorced 
Living near Mt Morris, MI (197A) 
Eldon Ellsworth - son of Mary Brocks, (John D. ,Jonath- 

° d an, David) 

DELPHINE BROOKS - dau of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. ca 1856 in Malahide Twp . Elgin Co.,Ont. 

d ; m. John P. Cunningham 

Lived in Detroit, listed in the City Directory as late 
as 19 35. No Children. 

LEWIS BROOKS - son of John D. Brooks (Jonathan, David) 
b. ca 1858 in Malahide Twp. 
d. July 23,1882, bu in Silverwood 
CAROLINE JOSEPHINE "Carrie" BROOKS - dau of John D. Br- 
b. 1864 in Elgin Co.,Ont. ooks (Jonathan, David) 

d. ca 1914 in Alvo, Nebraska 
m. Thomas William Barry 

b. Jan 15,1848 in Cork, Ireland (His mother was 
known as Lady Erwin (or Irwin) d. 1925 in Alvo,NE 
Tom was a Railway Depot Agent in Alvo 
Children: Mary, Leo, Emile, Anastasia 

Mary Elizabeth "Dossie" Barry - dau of Caroline Brooks 
b. July 22,1882 in Detroit, MI 
d. Aug 17,1965 in Alvo,NE 
m. Carl Johnson 

Children: Three sons and one dau 
Thomas "Leo" Barry - son of Caroline Brooks 
b. Aug 7,1887 in Emmet t ,MI 
d. Sept 30,1965 in Oroville,CA, bu there 
m. Mary Eleanor Craig Oct 29,1908 in the Cathedral 
of St Ann, Great Falls, MT, dau of Alvinza Whitcomb and Jessie 
Marie (Swift) Craig. 

b. June 18,1889 in Decatur, IL 
d. Aug 14,1966 in Oroville,CA, bu there 
He was a railroad telegrapher, and had resided in 
Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington ^^id California. 
Children: Helen, Margaret , Doris and Kathleen as 

follows : 
Helen Josephine Barry 

b. Aug 4,1909 in Great Falls, MT 

m. Ernest Leroy Hollenbeck Sept 5,1928 
Margaret Elinor Barry 

b. Jan 19,1912 in LaGrande,OR 

m. Claud Holloway Sept 4,1932 
Doris Geraldine Barry 

b. Jan 21,1914 in Tekoa,WA 

d. July 2,1936 in Willows, CA, bu in Los Angeles 
(Forest Lawn) 

m. James Daniel March 



202 Part II Ch IV 

Kathleen Patricia Ann Barry 
b. April 1,1923 in Seattle, WA 
m. John Paul Rice Aug 23,1941 
Emile Barry - son of Caroline Brooks 

b. Mar 8,1892; d. Oct 8,1962 in Alvin, Texas 

m. Alice Miller 

He worked for the Sante Fe Railroad 
One dau: Cecilia 
Anastasia Barry - dau of Caroline Brooks 
b. Aug 15,1909 in Alvo,NE 
m. Edward J. Schuelke 

b. Feb 15,1900; d. Dec 26,1978 

Anastasia living in Lincoln, NE (19 79) 
Children: Bruce , Barry , Caroline 
Bruce Schuelke b. July 11,1929 in Alvo,NE 
Barry Schuelke b. Nov 18,19 31 in Alvo,NE 
Caroline Schuelke b. April 4,1933 in Alvo,NE 
m. Sanford Griffin 
Children: Mark and Molly Melinda 
MATILDA BROOKS - dau of Jonathan Brooks (David) 
b. 1816 in Quebec 
d. 1898, bu in Springfield 

m. Bradford Corless Sept 17,1832, by Banns in Malahide 
Twp. Witnessed by Benjamin Brooks and Benjamin Harris. 

Children: Sarah,David,Lyman,Mary, Frances, Daniel, Jonathan, 

Hiram and George B. 
SEE Bradford Corless for Continuation 
SARAH BROOKS - dau of Jonathan Brooks (David) 

b. 1822 in Malahide Twp. d. 1904, bu in Springfield 
m. George Woolley in 1841, son of John T. and Mary 
Wool ley . 

b. Apr 1,1815; d. Sept 10,1867 
Children : Sarah , Mary , Daniel , Ros annah , Albert , Nancy , 

George, Amie, Laura and Amanda 
SEE George Woolley for continuation 



Part II 203 



CHAPTER V 

ISRAEL BROOKS - son of David Brooks 

b. 1778 in Chester, Windsor County , Vermont 
d. May 18,1859, bu in Brookside Cemetery , Chester, Vermont 
m. Polly West Dec 6,1802 in Chester VT, both of Chester^he 
may have been a daughter of an Elijah West who owned a Hotel 
where the early Sessions of the Windsor Convention and Safety 
Council were held to supervise Civil and Military affairs. They 
were married by Aaron Leland, Minister. 

b d. Sept 25,1840, bu in Brookside Cemetery, 

Chester. 

m. 2nd Ann Stoddard Jan 8,1845; b....; d. 1868 in Chester. 
Land records show that Israel bought sixty-five and three- 
quarters acres of land from his father David Brooks on Aug 18, 
1804, and sold a like amount of land on Sept 23,1807; he also 
bought one acre and 45 rods from David on Mar 6,1807, and sold 
it on Oct 6,180 7. The next time Israel's name appears in the 
Chester land records was Apr 24,1821 when he bought seventy- 
six and one-half acres; he bought six acres in 1824, forty- 
four acres in 1828 and three-quarters of an acre in 1830. These 
land sales and purchases confirm our belief that he went to 
LaChute , Quebec and stayed there for a number of years and re- 
turned to Vermont at about the time that the other members of 
the family went to Elgin County .Ontario. Israel took the 
Freeman's Oath in Chester on Sept 3,1805 
Children: Believed to be as follows: 
DANIEL BROOKS - son of Israel Brooks (David) 

b. 1806 in Chester Vermont; d ; 

m. Mary ; b. 180 7 

DAVID BROOKS - son of Israel Brooks (David) 

b no information 

ANN BROOKS - dau of Israel and Polly (West) Brooks (David) 
b. 1811 in Vermont 

d. Mar 6,1876 in Lapeer County , Michigan 
m. Mr. Fox, believed to be Benjamin 
Information on Ann was found in the Lapeer County, MI Death 
Records and is of added interest in view of her cousin Fanny 
(Brooks) Fox having lived in Lapeer at one time. Other Fox 
names appear in these Death Records but data is insufficient 
to connect them. 



204 PART II, 



CHAPTER VI 



ABIGAIL "Nabbie" BROOKS - dau of David Brooks 
b. 1788 in Vermont 

d. after 1868 in Palo, Linn County, Iowa 
m. Benjamin Harris ca 1813, son of Silas and Elizabeth 

(Sawyer) Harris. Silas was son of Gerald Harris of Vermont and 

Canada. ^^ ^^ ^^g^^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^ 

They lived in Elgin County for a time, indicated by Land 
Records in St. Thomas, Elgin County Court House. 

Benjamin witnessed the marriage of Susan Stover to David 
Corless (son of Jesse and Polly Corless) in 1831, Church re- 
cords in St .Thomas ,Ont . 

Benjamin had 100 acres of Crown Land, Patent 30 Nov 1837, 
sold sometime in March 1838, and sold 100 acres, N part of 
Broken Lot //13, to Buck Willson, 13 Mar 1846. 

They moved to Linn County, Iowa in 1845, where they farmed. 

Benjamin was a Justice of the Peace for some period in 
Lynn County . 

One daughter: Rosehannah or Rosinia 

SEE Benjamin Harris for continuation 



PART II 205 



CHAPTER VII 



SARAH BROOKS - dau of David Brooks 

b. 1790; d. Dec 12,1864 in Malahide Twp , bu in Mapleton 
Cemetery. 

m. Robert Allen Mar 28,1808 in Argenteuil County, Quebec. 
She was listed as 18, from Lachute. Witnesses were Harrison 
Allen and Israel Brooks. Robert is believed to have been a son 
of Levi Allen, a United Empire Loyalist, a brother of Ethan 

Al Ipn 

'b. May, ca 177A; d. May 24,1855 

There are conflicting reports and opinions regarding the 
birth dates for Sarah and Robert; however the 1790 date for 
Sarah is based on the marriage record and supported by the 1851 
Census of Middlesex County, Ontario, which gave her age as 60 
and Robert's age as 80. 

Children: Clark, Levi and Electa 

Clark Allen - son of Sarah Brooks (David) 

b. Jan 24,1813; the 1851 Census of Dorchester indicates 
his age as 38. 

d. June 1,1887, bu in Mapleton 
m. Amanda "Mandy" ca 1841 

b. Sept 26,1821 in Upper Canada; the 1851 Census gave 
her age as 31. 

d. Mar 14,1885, bu in Mapleton 

Clark was listed as a land owner in 1864 Atlas of Elgin 
County . 

Children: Levi, Richard, Mary .Robert , Wesley , Mariah, 

Malinda and Hiram 
Levi Allen - son of Clark Allen 

b. Apr 17,1842; d. Sept 10,1843, bu in Mapleton Cem. 
Richard Allen - son of Clark Allen (Sarah Brooks , David) 
b. 1843/44 in Canada; d. 1913, bu in Mapleton 

m. Mary "Ann" Parks of Malahide Nov 1,1870 (marriage 
b. 1851 in Canada record) 

d. 1924, bu in Mapleton Cemetery 
Mary Jane Allen - dau of Clark Allen (Sarah Brooks, 

b. 1847 in Ontario; d David) 

m. Obed Smith Feb 28,1872 of Yarmouth Twp, son of 
William and Martha Smith. The marriage was witnessed by Rich- 
ard Allen. Mary Jane was listed as being 25 years of age at 
time of marriage. 

b. 1847 in Ontario 
Robert Allen b. 1848 

Wesley Allen b. 1850 



206 Part II Ch VII 

Mariah Allen b. 1853 

Malinda Allen b. 1859 

Hiram Allen b. 1863 

The above dates were given in the 1871 Census 
Levi Allen - son of Sarah Brooks (David) 

b. ca 1821 in South Dorchester Twp, Elgin Co.,Ont.d... 

Listed as a land owner in 1864 Elgin Co., Atlas; he 
never married. The 1851 Census shows him living with his 
parents, and in 1871 Census he is in Clark's household. 
Electa Allen - dau of Sarah Brooks (David) 

b. Nov 20,1827; d. Jan 20,1880, bu in Springfield Cem. 

m. David Woolley May 22, 1843 in Dorchester, son of 
John Throckmorton and Mary Woolley 

b. June 23,1819; d. Aug 28,1887, bu in Springfield 

Their marriage record was found in a microfilm in the 
Library of Western Ontario University in London, Ontario, wit- 
nesses were Henry Woolley and Levi Allen 

They lived in South Dorchester Twp 

Children: Six as follows 

Sarah Ann b. 1843; she may have been in the John 
Woolley home per 1871 Census (John was bom 1821) 

Mary J. b. 1846 

Philena b.l849 

David Allen b. 1855 ;d. 19 34 bu in Aylmer 
m. Julia Gale 1857-1922 

Electa b. 1858 

Martha A. b. 1869 

SEE David Woolley for continuation 

A Sarahanne Woolley is listed in the Henry and Mariah 
Woolley home with a dau Lecty; they were 2 3 and 3 in the 19 71 
Census . 



PART II 207 



CHAPTER VIII 



BENJAMIN BROOKS - son of David Brooks 

b. Aug 24,1791 in Chester, Windsor County , Vermont 
d. June 1,1864 in Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa 
m. Nancy Olive Harris Feb 6,1815 in St Andrews East, both 
of Chatham Twp, Argenteuil County , Quebec, by Rector Richard 
Bradford of Christ Church. Her brother Samuel was a witness. 
We have seen a microfilm of the original record from the files 
of Rector Bradford. Nancy was the dau of Silas and Elizabeth 
(Sawyer) Harris. 

b. May 13, 1798 in Quebec 
d. Dec 30,1871 in Fayette County, Iowa 
Benjamin emigrated, as a young man, to Argenteuil County, 
Quebec, and records indicate that he obtained some schooling 
there. We do not know where their first child was bom; how- 
ever, a brief biography of their second child Chauncey, pub- 
lished in a Fayette County, Iowa History in 1876, stated that 
Chauncey was bom in Ontario County, New York in 1817. Soon 
after this they returned to Canada, this time to Elgin County, 
Ont., where his brothers Nathan and Jonathan, and sisters 
Sarah and Abigail located. They settled on 100 or more acres 
on Concession 9, in Malahide Twp, in 1819 and built their 
home. Benjamin witnessed his niece, Matilda Brooks' marriage 
to Bradford Corless in 1832. 

Eventually the urge to go west caught up with them, as it 
did with so many during the period. In 1838 they sold their 
farm, visited with their Brooks and Corless relatives in 
Branch County, Michigan and then went on to Iowa where they 
felt that greater opportunity existed for cheap land. They 
homesteaded 200 acres in Moscow Township, Muscatine County, and 
built their third home. After eighteen years they again sold 
out and moved to uncleared land in a small Brooks settlement, 
called Brush Creek, near Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa; a 
brave undertaking indeed for a couple of their ages. However, 
their son, Henry, stayed with them as a partner in their farm- 
ing operations, and as a mainstay in their old age. 

Benjamin was said to have been a Democrat until he voted 
for Lincoln. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. g^g Nancy Olive Harris for more information. 

Children : John , Chauncey , Elizabeth , Malinda , Jesse , Ben j amin , 
David, Hiram, Roxannah, Eliza, Henry, Lydia and Sarah 

JOHN H. BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks (David) 

b. April 12,1815, probably in Ontario County, New York 
d. 1861 near Elkader, Iowa 



208 



Part II Ch VIII 
BENJAMIN and NANCY (HARRIS) BROOKS 





CI 


(0 


Ml 


O 


l-l 


> 


e '§, 


< 




P 


X 



(U -o 

u -H 

o e 

0) u 

o <: 



to 

ID 

c 

•H c 
QJ o 



0) 






• 




M 


i-t 


w 


X 




T3 


0) 


•H 




c 


iH 


•1-1 


■U 


c 


(U 


•iH 


c 


u 


JZ 


r-l 


PC 


Cfl 


3 


o 


^ 




O 


U 


I-) 



CO ^ 

1-1 C 

CO CO 

-H ^J 



CO 



z 




U 






n 


^ 


• 


CO 


In 


g 


V-i 


Z 




u 


w 




• 


PQ 




w 



x: 

CO >^.H 

M [j )-< 

CO CO CO 

W S W 







c 






CO 






6 






XI 


<J 




M 


M 


• 


CO 


Q 


e 


O 


>-i 




m 


hJ 




Q 



•1-1 6 -u 

B CO (-1 

CO -H <D 0) 

•r-),-l J3 > 

C iH M -H 

01 •H 01 iH 

cQ s iz: O 



o 
o 
Pi 
pa 






G 



Xl 

c 

CO 






c 

X) 
iH 
•H 

o 

XI 

C 
CO 

o 



X) 

c 

CO 
C 

<u 
u 
xt 



)-l 

0) 
X) 

S oj 
o &< 
a: • 

• CO 

PL, -^ 



w 


en 




4-1 


< 


U 


o 


0) 


s 


^' -^ 


M 


e o 


hJ 


Pi 


§ 


'-I 



X 


> 


H 


OJ 


W 


1-1 


^ 


o 


N 


B O 


h-l 


5: 


.J 




W 


ffi 







c 










•1-1 




OJ 


r-l 




iH 


0) 


•iH 


0) 


•H 


o 


o 


CO 


x: 


> 


u 


•H 


tn 


u 


<u 


CO 


iH 


0) 


CO 


hJ 


u 


< 


n 


oi 


•K 


* 


■K 


* 







CO 






(0 






(U 






rH 


>j 




^ 


Pd 


• 


o 


2 


6 


u 


W 




• 


K 




pL, 



to 

CU 
iH 
M 
CO 

6 









(U 












e 




• pa 




CO 






CO CO 


CO 




o 




-a 


x: 


c 


U j= 


•H 


B 


tfl 


CO 


c 


a. 


0) 


rti 


iH 


CO 


^•g 


C 


0) 


CU 


M 


iH 


U 


OJ 


•H 


en 


V-i 


^^ 


•H 


•H 


CO 01 


i^ 


Vj 


o 


CO 


:3 


sc 


S kJ 


C/2 


C/2 


>-> 


2 









c 










•iH 










e i) <u 










CO tJO -H 




■H 


XI 




•r-l (-1 iH 


c 


> 


OJ 


>s >. 


n o i-H 


x; 


0) 


M 


(2^ 


0) 0) 0) 


o 


hJ 


PL, 


PQ o z 


>-) 



CJ 

u 

C 

•H 



c 


;-i 






. 










J= 






o 
1-1 


B 


B 
CO 


en 

OJ 


o 








V-i 


CO 

•H 






1-H 


CO 


•H 


u 


>. 








0) 


E 






•1-1 


(-1 


rH 


C 


u 


t^ 




CO 


■u 


OJ 


0) 


c 


o 


O 


i-H 


CO 


c 


C 


g 


1—1 


^1 


c 


x; 


• 


• 


•H 


u 


CO 


CO 


C 


g 


CO 


0) 


CO 


o 


•-) 


■-5 


:2 


Pm 


Z 


2 


< 


u 


S 


>-) 


•-> 


<-> 




•K 








•K 


* 


* 


•JC 


•K 


* 


* 



u 


Vj 


Q) 


CO 


Q) 


01 


ja 


N 


0) 


M-l 


tn 


<u 


CO 


Z 


L5 




• 


< 


W 


•a 



CO 
B x3 
CO C 
l-J CO 

sc <: 



en 

0) 

1-1 

U CO 

^6 



CO X 
•H CO 
X) l-l 



>. CO XI I-) 
hJ M W -K 



OJ 

o 

I-! 
■K 







C 


• 




B 


a 




0) 




• 


!U 


§ 


B 


(-1 


o 




• 


'^ 




Ui 



C 


CO 


c 


XI 


CO 


CO 


o 


x: 


CO 


0) 


x: 


en 


en 


4J 


U 


^1 


■U 


•H 


iH 


M 


t^ 


li-i 


c 


P 


0) 

z 


;! 


• 

pa 


i-H 

< 


CO 

H 


o 

►J 



B 
CO 
U 



PART II CH VIII 209 

m. Catherine Freeman Apr 1A,1840 in Cedar County, Iowa 
b. 1818 in Pennsylvania 
d. Apr 26.1906 in Pawnee, Oklahoina 
John was one of the Judges for the first election of the 
city officials for Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Jan 15,1849, and he 
was the Marshall of the City for a short time. They moved to a 
farm in Fairfield Twp, Fayette Co., about 1850. After his 
death, his parents and his brother Henry, who was living with 
his parents, took care of the children for awhile. 

Children: Nelson, Martha, William, Frank, Alfred, lanthe and 

Louisa 
NELSON E. BROOKS - son of John H. Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. Feb 18,1844 in Linn County, Iowa David) 

d. April 26,1906 near Pawnee, OK; or Feb 26,1909 
m. Anne Velnetta Hildreth Apr 16,1865, dau of Jonathan 
and Julia A. (Van Texel; VanTassell) Hildreth 

b. May 30,1845 in Syracuse, or Herkimer Co. ,NY 
d. Aug 6,1909 near Pawnee, OK 
Children: Addie, Julia, Carrie, Ida, Anne,Ef fie, Grace, 

Hattie, Nellie, Bert, Eva 
ADDIE SAVELLA BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks(John H. , 
b. Apr 19,1867 near Arlington, lA. Benjamin, David) 
d. Feb 21,1933 in Fayette Co.,IA, bu in Arlington 
m. EARL NEWTON BROOKS Apr 19,1887, son of Benjamin 
b. Feb 13,1860 nr Arlington, lA. Brooks, David) 

d. Oct 26,1925 
Addie attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, lA 
They farmed near Arlington. 
Children: Frank, Edith, Archie, Laura, Nelson, Celia and 

Marian. 

SEE Earl Brooks for continuation 
JULIA EDITH BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. Feb 4,1867 in Fayette Co.,IA; d. Dec 8,1934 

m. Alfred Ellsworth Thorpe Apr 28,1891; b. 1869 
CARRIE ELLEN BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. June 4,1871 in Fayette Co.,IA; d. 19 31 

m. Lorenzo Page 
IDA MAY BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. 1872; d. 1877 

ANNE BELLE BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. Oct 20,1874 in Fayette Co.,IA; d. Sept 2,1939 

m. Warren Perkins 
EFFIE MABEL BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. Oct 3,1876 in Fayette Co. ,IA; 

d. 1904 in Independence, MO 

m. Andrew Jackson Spencer 
GRACE ETHEL BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. Mar 16,1880 in Fayette Co.,IA 

d. Jan 18,1956 in Amity, OR; m. Wayne Robbins 
HATTIE INEZ BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 



210 Part II Ch VIII 

b. Feb 1,1884; d. May 20,1964 in Seattle, WA 

m. Raymond Wright 
NELLIE GERTRUDE BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. Sept 11,1885 in Fayette Co.,IA 

d. Feb 8,1960 in Crescent City,CA 

m. Robert A. Scholl 
BERT ELROY BROOKS - son of Nelson Brooks 

b. Nov 4,1889; d. July 16,1968 in Ashland, OR 

m. Avis Heflin 

m. 2nd Mamie Parker 
EVA MYRTLE BROOKS - dau of Nelson Brooks 

b. Oct 15,1891 in Fayette, lA; d, July 22,1910 

m. Chester Harris May 18,1910 
MARTHA BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks ( Ben j amin, David) 

b. 1846; d. 1848 

WILLIAM BROOKS - son of John H. Brooks (Benjamin, David) 

b. 1846; disappeared while a young man 
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "Frank" BROOKS - son of John H. Brooks 
b. Sept 15,1850 in Iowa; Benjamin, David) 

d. May 4,1917 in Outlook, WA 

m. Eugenie "Genie" D. Dietderich Feb 27,1876, Vancouv- 
er, WA, dau of Isaac and Elizabeth (Harris) Dietderich. Eliza- 
beth was the dau of George and Hannah (Brooks) Harris. 

b. Dec 3,1858; d. April 1942 

Children: Eight as follows: 
MYRTLE BROOKS b. Dec 9,1876 

m. Christ Christensen July 4,1894 
IDA BROOKS b. Sept 15,1879 

m. Andrew Chute Aug 1,1903 
ARTHUR BROOKS b. Aug 18,1881 

m. Lulu or Lula Berry April 1906 
LIZZIE KATHERINE BROOKS b. Sept 3,1883 

m. Edwin E. Anderson June 16,1901 
AUDREY BROOKS b. Nov 17, 1885 

m. Walter Shearer Feb 1904 
LUETTA BROOKS b. Aug 30,1888 

m. Homer Carr 1906 
MABEL GRACE BROOKS b. Nov 16,1894 

m. John German (or Gorman) Dec 24/20,1914 
FRANCES EUGENIE BROOKS b. July 27,1897 

m. Tom Portch (or Partch) June 1,1915 
ALFRED CLARK BROOKS - son of John H. Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. Oct 20,1852 in Brush Creek, Fayette Co,IA. David) 

d. Sept 20,1925 

m. Frances Richards April 15,1873 
Children: 

JESSE BROOKS m. Maude Ingraham 

LESLIE BROOKS m. Tessie Moore 

CLARA BROOKS m. Charles Robbins (Brother of Wayne) 

JOHN BROOKS m. Jennie Robbins (cousin of Charles) 



PART II CH VIII 211 

m. 2nd Mabel Constance , da u of Charles 
ARTHUR BROOKS not m. 

HAZEL BROOKS m. Arlo Warrington 

LEOLA BROOKS m. Ray Douglas 

lANTHA AMSTROSS BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. Apr 12,1855, Linn Co.,IA. David) 

d. July 16,1922 Wida,McCone Co.,MT 
m. John McFarlane Dec 25,1871 

b. June 22, 1849, possibly Huntingdon, Quebec 

d. Nov 18,1912 in Fairfield, Fayette Co.,IA 
Children: All bom in Arlington, lA, Daniel, Frank, 
Claude , Florence , Ray , Chloe , James ,Katherine , 
George , Ina , Clyde . 
Daniel McFarlane - son of lantha Brooks 

b. 1872; d. in infancy 
Frank McFarlane b. July 4,1874; d. Oct 12,1957 

m. Delia Cavanaugh Jan 15,1894 
Claude McFarlane b. Dec 15,1876; d. 1949 Wolf Pointe, 

m. Gertrude Saboe(or Sable) MT. 

Florence Ann McFarlane 

b. Sept 1878; d. Sept 1931 

m. Charles Harry Gorley Sept 12,1900 
Ray McFarlane 

b. Sept 22,1880; d. 1946, Circle, Mecone Co.,MT 

m. Myrtle Corbin 
Chloe Estelle McFarlane 

b. Dec 30,1882; d. Oct 20,1948 

m. Robert Bartholomew April 12,1904 
James McFarlane 

b. Mar 16,1885 

m. Polly Lambert 
Katherine McFarlane b. Aug 6,1887; d. Mar 23,1958 

m. Charles Henry "Dick" Nefzger Jan 11,1906 
George I. McFarlane b. Jan 1,1890; d. June 24,1951 

m. Ruby Evart Dec 14,1914 
Ina Perilee McFarlane 

b. June 5,1892; d. Nov 24,19 34 

m. Paul Peter Schillinger 
Clyde McFarlane b. Nov 23,1894; d, Dec 12,1934 

m. Blanche Evart 
LOUISA BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks (Benjamin, David) 

and/or 
IDA MAY BROOKS - dau of John H. Brooks (Benjamin, David) 

b. 1859; d. in infancy 
CHAUNCEY LEWIS BROOKS - son of Benjamin (David) 

b. Sept 18,1817 in Ontario Co., New York (Livingston Co., 

in 1817. ) 

d. Jan 14,1901 in Fayette Co.,IA, bu in Independence, MO 
m. Hannah Casebeer Mar 18,1845 in Linn Co.,IA 
b. July 26,1826 in Wayne Co., Ohio 



212 PART II CH VIII 

d. 1873 in Fayette Co. ,IA 

m. 2nd Mary "Ann" (Burling) Nefzgar in 1875, dau of 
William Burling who was born in England, 

b. Aug 10,1844; d. 1918 in Independence, MO, bu there. 
Chauncey spent his boyhood years on a new farm in Ontario, 
Canada where he learned to swing an ax and aided not a little 
in clearing the land. He advanced little beyond the three R' s 
in schooling, for schools were few and far between, but his 
primary education was supplemented by reading and he became a 
well informed man. 

The first religious service said to be held in Fayette 
County, as it is known now, was held by Rev. John Brown at the 
home of Chauncey Brooks in 1847/8. Rev. Brown was a United 
Brethren Minister. 

Chauncey was the second man to enter land in Smithfield 
Twp, Fayette County, lA. The house that he built was in use and 
in good repair in 1952. The first school-house in Smithfield 
was built on Section one in 1852/3. lantha Hendrickson was the 
first teacher, but school had been held in a frame house on 
the east line of the township in the previous year. 

An article about Chauncey in an 1878 History of Fayette 
County included the following - "He emigrated from New York to 
Canada West with his parents in 1819 when two years old; to 
Muscatine Co., Iowa in 1838; to Linn Co., in 1845, where he 
married; to Fayette County in May 1847 where he resided since; 
in May that year he cut logs and built a shanty. He entered 
land in Smithfield Township in 1848." He was a Mason. 

Children: Hi ram, Amanda, Elizabeth, Mary, Charles, James , 
Lydia, Sarah, Edwina; and a dau who died in 
infancy: by Hannah 
Jennie, Nina and Joel: By Ann 
HIRAM HAMILTON BROOKS - son of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 

b. Mar 18,1847, Linn Co.,IA; d David) 

m. Ellen reportedly .. moved to Montana 

No children 
AMANDA ELIZABETH BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks (Benj. 
b.May 10 , 1848, Smithfield Twp, Fayette Co. David) 

d. July 8,1908 in Okanogan Co,WA,bu in Anglin Cemetery 
m. William Edwin "Will "Newt on, Aug 15, 1868, probably in 
Fayette Co.,IA, son of Palmer Fitzalan and Harriet M. (Seeley) 
Newton of New York and Pennsylvania, respectively. 

b. Feb 27,1848 in Fairfield Twp, Fayette Co.,IA 
d. June 17,1921 in Brooksville, Hernando Co., Florida. 
They moved to Washington Territory by 1870. 
Children: Nina, Hat tie, Mary , Palmer, Lucre tia, Anna, Earl 

Harvey , Tommy , Eunice 
Nina Estella Newton - dau of Amanda Brooks 
b. Apr 26,1869 in Iowa; d. June 17,1953 

m. Richard Lewis Kenedy Dec 25,1887 in Colfax, WA 
Hattie P. Newton - dau of Amanda Brooks 



PART II CH VIII 213 

b. Dec 23,1870 in Washington Territory 

d. Mar 5,1962 

m. Thomas J. Tedrow Feb 5,19 37 
Mary Ellen Newton - dau of Amanda Brooks 

b. Nov 10,1872 in Brush Prairie, Clark Co. , Washington 
Terr. d. Mar 5,1962 in Wenatchee.WA, bu in Oroville Cem. 

m. John Morgan Wilson July 6,1872 in Central Ferry, 
Okanogan Co.,WA. 

Palmer Newton - son of Amanda Brooks 

b. Nov 1874 in Clark Co., Washington Terr; d...l876 
Lucretia Newton - dau of Amanda Brooks 

b. Aug 1876 in Clark Co., Washington; d...l878 
Anna Bess Newton - dau of Amanda Brooks 

b. Jan 30,1878 in Clark Co.,WA; d... Florida 

m. Hi ram H. Hull in Washington 
Earl Newton - son of Amanda Brooks 

b. Oct 26,1882 in Coif ax, WA 

d. Oct 23,19 74 Tonasket,WA 

m. Bessie Newell Nov 29,1909 in Wenatchee , Chelan Co, 
Harvey Newton - son of Amanda Brooks WA. 

b. Nov 1884 in Colfax, WA; d in Florida 

not married 
Thomas Newton - son of Amanda Brooks 

b. Nov 1887 in Coif ax, WA; d. . . . in Lamar, IN 

m. Sadie Conner 
Eunice Newton - dau of Amanda Brooks 

b. Jan 2 3,1902; m. Henry George Geesink 
ELIZABETH ANNE BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. Dec 29,1849 in Fayette Co.,IA David) 

d. reportedly in Independence, MO 

m. Samuel Fereday,Jr, son of Samuel and Ann (Rodison) 
Fereday of Worcestershire and Stratfordshire, England. 

b. Feb 15,1848 in England, came to Iowa in 1849 with 

his parents. d 

They lived in Smithfield Twp, Fayette Co.,IA 
Children: Charles and Florence; both d. in childhood 
Ida Mae m. Charles Constance 
Jake m. Lillie Morgan 

MARY E. BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, David) 

b. Oct 11,1851 in Fayette Co; d 

m. Lorin M. Stranahan after 1878 

b. July 13,1831 in Columbia Co., New York; d 

He had six children by his 1st wife Sarah Ann Cockerell 
No children 
CHARLES HENRY BROOKS - son of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 

b. Aug 6,1854 in Fayette Co.,IA; d David) 

m. Ella Powers Cantor (Cator or Catron) 
No children 
JAMES CLINTON BROOKS - son of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. Aug 28,1857 in Fayette Co.,IA; d David) 



214 PART II CH VIII 

m. Sarah Estelle "Sallie" Brooks - dau of David and 
Lucretia (Hendrickson) Brooks 

b. ca 1861; d 

They lived in Montana 

Children: MAY BROOKS d. in infancy 

OLIVE CORINNE "Connie" BROOKS d. at 22 yrs. 
LYDIA BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks ( Ben j amin, David) 

b. May 3,1861 in Fayette Co.,IA; d 

m. Melvin C. Fuller son of Charles and Clar- 

inda (Wicks) Fuller of Herkimer Co.,N.Y. and Erie Co., PA 

b. July 7,1858; d 

Lived in Grand Island, NE 

Children: Hannah Fuller m. Mr. Greenwood; d. young 
Wesley Fuller m. Elsie 
Olive Fuller 
SARAH OLIVE BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 

b. Dec 15,1862/3 Fayette Co,,IA; d David) 

m. William H. Cell 

b. 1855; d 

Children : Chauncey , Bessie , Gertrude , Cletis 

Chauncey Lewis Cell m. Elmira Taylor 

Bessie Cell m. Joseph Higdon no children 

Nellie Bly Cell m. Harry Kittery 

dau Harriett m. Mr. Cartousan 
Gertrude Cell m. Russell Irving 

Cletis Cell m. Leo Petrie 

EDWINA BERTHA BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 

b. Aug 29,1865 in Fayette Co.,IA; d David) 

m. Lee Carpenter 

They lived in Winnebago County, Iowa 
Children: James Carpenter 
Rena Carpenter 
Thomas Carpenter 
Sadie Carpenter 
Two or more, others 
JENNIE IRENE BROOKS - dau of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. May 23,1877 in Fayette Co.,IA David) 

d. 1945, bu in Independence 

m. Francis M. Crawford, a cousin of Harry Crawford 
who m. Edith Brooks. 

b. 1873 in Arlington, lA; d. 1955, bu in Independ- 
ence. Children: Boyd, Frances B.,Edythe C. , Robert G. 

Boyd Burling Crawford - son of Jennie Brooks (Chauncey, 
m. Olive White Benj., David) 

m. 2nd Mary (Nichols) Card 
Children: Betty , Ted, Richard 

Betty Crawford m. Wynne Jones Three children 
Ted Crawford b. d. 19 75 

m. Melba Foster Three children 
Richard Crawford m. twice Three children 



PART II CH VIII 215 

Frances Beryl Crawford - dau of Jennie Brooks, Chaunc- 
t*« not m. ey.Benj . .David) 

Lives in Independence, MO (19 78) 
Edythe Carol Crawford - dau of Jennie Brooks 
b. m. Clarence E. Webb 

Children: Dean Webb b. ; m. Carole 

He is a musician. They live in Lexington, Kentucky 

Gene Webb b. ; m. Darlene, divor- 

He lives near Centerview,MO ced. 

Three children 
Robert Glenn Crawford - son of Jennie Brooks 
b. m. Mary Agnes Lay ton 

He had a radio program "Sons of Pioneers", Dallas, 
Texas, for a number of years. 

NINA IMOGENE BROOKS - dau of Chauncey B rooks, Ben j amin, 
b. Dec 15,1879; d. 1962 in Independence, MO. David) 
Not m. Always lived with or next door to sister Jennie 
JOEL BROOKS - son of Chauncey Brooks (Benjamin, David) 
b. 1882; d. 188A 

ELIZABETH ANN BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks (David) 
b. 1819 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario 
d. Jan 18,1863, bu in Springfield, Elgin County , Ontario 
m. Henry Woolley Mar 15,1836 in Malahide Twp, son of 
John Throckmorton and Mary Woolley. 
b. 1811 in Elgin Co.,Ont. 
d. 1876, bu in Old Springfield Cemetery 

m. 2nd Mariah Little May 11,1868; b. 1817; d 

Elizabeth was the only child of Benjamin who did not 30 to 
Iowa. They were living in South Dorchester Twp, Elgin County 

Children: Almyra, Martha, John, William, Hiram, Mary, Benj am- 
in Lewis, I renia,Srienda, Joseph, Warren 
SEE Henry Woolley for continuation 
MELINDA BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks (David) 
b. 1821 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co. , Ontario 
d. in Columbus, Washington 

m. John Roberts in Muscatine or Linn Co. ,IA 
b. Sept 10,1822 in New Jersey 

d. Feb 12,1912 in Zillah, Yakima County , Washington 
They were living near Portland, Oregon in 1876. They raised 
two Lucas Children as well as their own son, and three others 
died of Diphtheria. 

Charles Wesley Roberts - son of Melinda Brooks (Benjam- 
b. Feb 12,1865 in Jackson, OR in, David) 

d. Nov 29,1902 

m. Maude Abigail Lucas July 17,1890 in Goldendale, 
Klickitat County ,WA, dau of Calvin Wesley and Abigail (Tyron) 
Lucas. b. Feb 8,1874 

d. Feb 13,1946 in Zillah, Yakima County, WA 
Children: John, Henry .Charles ,Malinda, Lincoln, Lydia 



216 PART II CH VIII 

John Wesley Roberts, b. Mar 24, 1891, Klickitat Co. ,WA 

m. Olga Olsen Dec 20,1914 
Henry Milton Roberts 

b. Aug 7,1892 in Asotin Co. ,WA; d. Apr 30,19 74 
m. Frances Henrietta McKiimny June 17,1915 in Yakima 
b. Sept 12,189 7 in Eugene, OR Co. ,WA 

d. Apr 27,1948 in Yakima, WA, bu in Zillah.WA 
Eleven Children b. in Yakima County, WA 
Charles Ernest Roberts 

b. Mar 3,1894 in Asotin Co.,WA; d 

m. Mary Linn 
Malinda Maude Roberts 

b. Aug 19,1895 in Asotin Co.,WA; d. May 8,1942 
m, Albert Lucas 
Lincoln Abraham Roberts b. June 17,1897 

d. April 9,1919 
Lydia Laura Roberts 

b. Aug 19,1901 in Yakima Co.,WA; d. Apr 21,1950 
m. Charles Allan 
JESSE BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks (David) 

b. Jan 31,1824 in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ont. 

d. Jan 29,1899 

m. Pemine Howe Jan 1851 in Linn County, Iowa 

d. before 1856 
m, 2nd Sarah A. Pender 1859; b. ca 1842 
Jesse entered land in Fairfield Township, Fayette Co., Iowa, 
not far from his older brother Chauncey and to this farm he 
took his bride. She died before 1856 leaving two small child- 
ren who were cared for by Banjamin and Olive, on and off thr- 
ough the years. The 1860 Census showed them in their father's 
house with Sarah. 

Children; Rachel and Levi, by Pemine 

Caroline, Alice and Jessie, by Sarah 
RACHEL JANE BROOKS b. ca 1852 in Fayette County 
LEVI BROOKS b. ca 1854 

CAROLINE BROOKS m. Thomas Kennedy 
ALICE BROOKS m. "Jet" Smith 

JESSIE BROOKS m. Benjamin Manning (Manring.Mauring?) 
BENJAMIN BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks (David) 
b. 1825 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ont. 
d. Dec 1862 in Fayette County, Iowa 

m. Elizabeth Cramer Oct 6,1855, a sister of John Cramer, 
husband of Roxannah Brooks 

b. ca 1834 in Canada; m. 2nd a Mr. Jacques after 1870 
Their log house was on a lane leading back from the road on 
which his parent's home was located in Fayette County. On a 
winter night in 1863, a fire started in the loft; Benjamin and 
the young hired man rushed up the ladder to try to extinguish 
the blaze. They evidently found a straw tick, upon which the 
young man slept, had caught fire, and must have felt that if 



PART II CH VIII 217 

they could get it downstairs it could be pulled outside and 
the flames extinguished in the snow. In some way the tick 
lodged in the ladder opening to the loft, and in spite of 
Elizabeth's desperate efforts to dislodge it or to enlarge the 
opening with an ax, she was unable to. The cabin burned to the 
ground with her husband and the hired man in the flames. Bro- 
ther Henry who lived in their parent's home across the fields, 
was awakened by the glare of the flames, rushed to the scene, 
but was too late for effective help. The cause of the fire was 
unknown, but it was thought that perhaps sparks from the fire- 
place might have in some way found a chink in the flue and 
fell on the tick. A few nights before the fire Henry had awak- 
ened from a dream so vivid that he had gotten out of bed to 
see that it was not true. Afterward, he said that he thought 
at the time that he had seen a flickering light in the loft, 
but dismissed it as just a figment of imagination after such 
an unpleasant dream. In telling his children about the incid- 
ent, he left the impression that he felt himself at fault for 
not warning his brother about the flickering light in the 
loft; but dreams have a way of seeming rather silly in the 
bright light of day. 

Children: Sarah, Mary and Earl 

SARAH BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks (Benjamin, David) 

b. 1855; d m. George Eckhardt 

Children: Earl Eckhardt m. Mamie Bushnell 

Russell Eckhardt m. Florence Green 
William Eckhardt m. Rose Dexter 
MARY MEL VINA BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks 

b. 1858 in Fayette Co.,IA; d m. John Culver 

Children: Charles, James, Ve ma, Aldeen. Lynn and Leta. 
Charles Culver m. L. Bess Harkins, a grandniece of 

Hiram Hysham, husband of Amy Brooks 
James Clair Culver m. Nellie Harkins sister of Bess 
Vema Estelle Culver m. Clarence Welch or Welsh 
Aldeen Clark Culver m. Libbie Haxton or Horton 
Lynn - accidentally electrocuted when a young man. 
Leta Fay Culver 
EARL NEWTON BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks 
b. Feb 13,1860 near Arlington, Iowa 
d. Oct 26,1925, bu in Arlington 

m. Addie Savella Brooks April 19,1887, dau of Nelson 
and Anna (Hildreth) Brooks 

b. Apr 19,186 7 on a farm near Arlington 
d. Feb 21,19 33 in Fayette, lA 
Earl spent his entire life on the farm where he was bom. 
Children: Frank, Edith, Archie, Laura, Nelson, Celia and 

Marion 
FRANK ELROY BROOKS - son of Earl Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. Feb 7,1888 in Arlington, lA Benj., David) 

d. Feb 15,1934 



218 PART II CH VIII 

m. Eva Louise Johnson Nov 9,1910, dau of Albert and 
Minnie (Fish) Johnson of Arlington. 

b. July 29,1887 in Arlington; d 

They lived near Arlington, lA 

Children: Albert , Guy ,ZelTna, Janet , Fay , Dorr, Doris and 

Benj amin 
ALBERT EARL BROOKS - son of Frank Brooks (Earl, Benj, 
b. Aug 15,1911 in Arlington, lA Benj , David) 

m. Nellie Vione Sargent Nov 30,19 35 in the Method- 
ist Parsonage in West Union, lA, dau of Horford and Nellie 
(Jewett) Sargent of Strawberry Point, Iowa. 

b. June 16,1913 in Strawberry Point, lA 
Albert is a retired farmer and feed plant worker. They live 
in Strawberry Point and enjoy spending the winter months in 
Texas. Children: Vance,Verdis,Verlene ,Val, Verle, Veronica 

Valetta,Vaylard,Vikki and Victor 
VANCE ALBERT BROOKS - son of Albert Brooks , (Frank, 

^- ,-„. . . ^. Earl, Benj , Benj , David) 

b. June 10,1936 in Arlington ' -" -" 

m. Ruth Ardelle Ward Sept 15,1957 in the Luther- 
an Church in Guttenburg,IA, dau of Adrian and Marie (Hyde) 
Ward. 

Vance served in the U.S. Army in Germany 1954-56 and he 
worked for a Tire and Appliance Co., in Manchester, lA 
Children: All were bom in Manchester, lA 
CONNIE MARIE BROOKS b. Apr 22,1958 

TAMARA VIONE "Tammie" BROOKS 

b. June 10,1959 
TERESA ELIZABETH "Teri Beth" BROOKS 

b. Mar 27,1961 
JASON VANCE BROOKS b. Mar 3,1964 

AMY ADRIANNE BROOKS b. Apr 2,196 7 

NICOLE ANGELO BROOKS b. Feb. 18,1971 

VERDIS ANN BROOKS - dau of Albert Brooks (Frank, 

Earl, Benj .Benj . David) 
b. June 2 3,19 37 in Arlington, lA 
m. John Arthur Feller, May 11,1956 in Strawberry 
Point, son of William and Agneta (Moser) Feller of Strawberry 
Point. 

John works for the John Deere Co., and Verdis worked as a 
cashier in a Woolworth Store for a time. They live in Waterloo, 
lA. Children: 

Kim Larene Feller 

b. Jan 7,195 7 in Manchester, lA 
Robert John Feller 

b. Feb 26,1958 in Manchester 
Douglas Duane Feller 

b. Oct 22,1960 in Waterloo 
Daniel Arthur Feller 

b. May 15,1962 in Waterloo, lA 



PART II CH VIII 219 

VERLENE ALICE BROOKS - dau of Albert Brooks (Frank, 

Earl.Benj ,Benj .David) 
b. Mar 28,1939 in Oelwein.IA 

m. Larry Dean Millard Sept 1959, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Gifford Millard of Central City,IA 

b. Sept 19 3A/5; divorced July 196 3 
m. 2nd Frank Robert Kelly July 23,1964, son of 
Thomas and Frances (Booth) Kelly of Colorado Springs, CO 

b. Mar 6,1922; divorced June 30,19 76 
Verlene lives in Carmichael.CA (1977) 
Children: 

Mark Aaron Millard b. May 8,1960 
Kent Alan Millard b. Apr 30,1962 

Rita Jean Kelly b. Mar 9, 1965 

Ruth Ellen Kelly b. Oct 28,1966 

VAL JEAN ARLIE BROOKS - dau of Albert Brooks, 

(Frank, Earl, Ben j ,Benj , David) 
b. Apr 26,1941 in Volga, Clayton Co,IA 
m. Leonard Eugene Berg Dec 2 7,1959 in Preston, 
MN, son of Regnavald and Georgia Etta (VonHouten) Berg of 
Oelwein,IA. 

Val has worked for Collins Radio for nineteen years and 
Leonard works for a housing construction firm. They live in 
Cedar Rapids, lA 

Children: 

Sheleen Rae Berg b. Sept 8,1960 Cedar Rapids 
Colleen Ann Berg b. Nov 4,1962 
Eric Charles Berg b. May 13,1969 
VERLE ARLAN "Buster" BROOKS - son of Albert Brooks 
b. Jan 3,1943 in West Union, lA 
m. Dora "Lou" Cox Oct 5,1962 in Strawberry 
Point, Iowa, dau of Robert and Thelma (Owens) Cox of Rock 
Island, IL. Divorced 

m. 2nd Sybil Divorced 

m. 3rd Dora Lou Brooks 
Verle served in the U.S. Marine Corp 1959-196 3. He is a 
Trouble Shooter, Welder and Tester for the Cherry Burell 
Plant. Lou works for the Square D. Company. They live in 
Cedar Rapids, lA. 

Children: Bryan & Debra by Lou; Julia by Sybil 
BRYAN HORFORD BROOKS 

b. Sept 5,196 3, Camp LeJeune near Jackson- 
DEBRA JEAN "Debbie" BROOKS ville,NC 

b. Sept 11,1964, Camp LeJeune 
JULIA BROOKS 

b. Dec 4, 19 71 in Cedar Rapids, lA 
VERONICA ARLENE BROOKS - dau of Albert Brooks 
b. May 18,1944 in Oelwein,IA 

m. Dale Lee Beliel Nov 22,1962 in Cedar Rapids, 
lA, son of Francis and Agnes Louise (Hendhal) Beliel of Wash- 



220 PART II CH VIII 

ington,Iowa. 

Veronica and Dale work in a Nut and Bolt Factory and live 

near Washington, Iowa. 

Children: 

Tracy Lee Beliel b. Dec 5,196 3 in Cedar Rapids 

Tracy was the first girl to play in Little League Baseball 

in her section of the State. 

Todd Allen Beliel b. Feb 7,1964 in Cedar Rapids 

Ted Eugene Beliel b. Jan 11,1965 

Triny Ann Beliel b. Mar 19,19 71 " 

Tonia Marie Beliel b. May 1,19 72 " " 

VALETTA ANGELO BROOKS - dau of Albert Brooks, 

(Frank , Earl , Benj , Benj , David) 

b. Sept 23,1945 in Arlington, lA 

m. Joseph Dale Heins Sept 26,1964 in Arlington, 

Iowa, son of Rolan and Irene (Welzel) Heins of Postville,IA 

b d. Dec 3,19 70 in Strawberry Point, lA, 

in a fire and explosion which destroyed the home of Valetta's 

parents. m. 2nd Harley Charles Radloff Aug 13,19 71, son 

of Harley and Mary Radloff of Luana, Clayton Co.,IA. 

They own three farms and she is a beauty operator. Live in 

Postville. ,-n . 1 J 

Children: one son 

Darren Joseph Heins 

b. Aug 14,19 70 in Postville, lA 
VAYLARD ARTHUR BROOKS - son of Albert Brooks 

b. Nov 26,1946 in Strawberry Point 

m. Betty Lou Deloras Keppler Sept 11,19 71 in 
Strawberry Point, dau of Harold and Lucille (Reis) Keppler of 

Strawberry Point, lA. b 

Vaylard served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany 1966-68. 
He works for the Viking Fire Prevention Association of 
Chicago with headquarters in Cedar Rapids. He is a horseman 
and works with the Isaac Walton League raising wild turkeys, 
golden pheasants and other exotic birds. They live in Straw- 
berry Point, lA. 

Children: 

MICHELLE MARIE BROOKS 

b. July 29,19 72 in Manchester, lA 

COLE WILLIAM BROOKS b. Sept 4,19 73 in Manchester 

LISA DANELLE BROOKS b. Nov 18,1975 " " 

WADE ALLEN BROOKS b. Mar 24,19 76 " " 

VIKKI ADRIAN BROOKS - dau of Albert Brooks 

b. Apr 4,1950 in Edgewood,IA 

m. Gerald Lavem Welsh June 8,1968 in Strawberry 
Point, son of Gerald and Hazel (Cole) Welsh. 

Living in Greeley, Delaware Co.,IA (19 77) 

Children: 

Tino Jo Welsh b. July 2 7,1968 in Manchester 

Clint Lavern Welsh b. July 16,1973 



PART II CH VIII 221 

VICTOR ALLEN BROOKS - son of Albert Brooks (Frank, 

Earl.Benj ,Benj .David) 
b. May 9, 1953 in Edgewood,IA 
m. Marcene Marie Palumbo Oct 9,19 76 in Cedar 
Rapids, lA, dau of Michael and Marcella (Rousher) Palumbo of 
Cedar Rapids. 

Victor served in the U.S. Army in Germany in 1971-73. He 
works for the Viking Fire Prevention Association of Chicago 
with Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, where they live 

GUY LEROY BROOKS - son of Frank Brooks (Earl.Benj, 
b. Nov 29,1912 nr Arlington, lA Benj, David) 

m. Ruth Naomi Maser Sept 21,1935 in West Union, 
dau of Jacob and Daisy Alice (Schamel) Maser. 
b. Jan 25,1914 near Arlington, lA 
Guy is a retired farmer in Volga City, lA. Ruth has been a 
cook for the Volga Schools for twenty years. 
Children: Yvonne, Gary and Gerald 
YVONNE OPAL BROOKS - dau of Guy Brooks (Frank, 

Earl, Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. Oct 2 7,19 39 in Oelwein,IA 

m. Larry Morrison June 24,1964 of Chicago, son 
of William and Rose (Semer) Morrison. 

Yvonne has a BA Degree from Upper Iowa University and she 
taught school in Skokie,IL for nine years. Larry is a social 
worker in Chicago. They live in Des Plaines,IL. 

Children: 
Eric William Morrison 

b. July 19,1974 (adopted) 
Scott Allan Morrison b. Oct 30,19 71 

Kevin Lee Morrison b. Apr 16,19 74 

GARY LINDEN BROOKS - son of Guy Brooks (Frank, 

Earl, Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. Dec 7,1942 near Arlington, lA 
m. Beverly West Oct 24,1964, dau of Thomas and 

Lillian West. b 

Gary works for the National Oat Co., and they live in 
Cedar Rapids, lA 

Children: 

GARY LINDEN "Linn" BROOKS, Jr. 

b. Sept 17,1968 in Cedar Rapids 
BOBBIE GAIL BROOKS 

b. Nov 2 7,19 74 in Cedar Rapids 
GERALD EUGENE BROOKS - son of Guy Brooks (Frank, 

Earl, Benj, Benj , David) 
b. Feb 11,1950 near Strawberry Point, lA 
not m. 
He works at the Yoder Feed Co. in Strawberry Point 

ZELMA MARY BROOKS - dau of Frank Brooks, (Earl, Benj , 
b. Oct 7,1914 Arlington, lA Benj,Dayid) 

m. William Richmond Smith July 27,1939 in West 



222 PART II CH VIII 

Union, Iowa, son of Frederick and Mary (Duff) Smith 

b. Feb 1A,1886 in Volga, lA; d. Aug 25,1965 
Zelma lives in Strawberry Point, lA. 

Children: William, Eva and Dixie 

William Francis Smith - son of Zelma Brooks, 

(Frank, Earl, Ben j .Benj , David) 
b. Mar 12,1940 in Volga, lA. 

m, Sheridan Roberts Oct 27,1963 in Marengo, lA, 
dau of Arnold and Mildred (Taylor) Roberts of Marengo. 
b. Oct 16,1938 
Children: 
Terry Allan Smith 

b. Nov 13,1964 in Cedar Rapids 
Richmond Jay Smith 

b. Mar 19,196 7 " " 
Robyn Renee Smith 

b. May 21,19 70 " " 
Mathew William Smith 

b. Feb 6,19 72 " " 
Eva Mary Smith - dau of Zelma Brooks 
b. May 2,1942 in Volga, lA 

m. Eric James Hayes April 5,19 70 in Urbana,IL, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hayes of Airdrie, Scotland 
b. Aug 28,1941 
Children: 
Anthony David Hayes 

b. :Mar 25,19 71 in Guilford, England 
Stephen James Hayes 

b. Dec 19,19 73 at Convey Is land, England 
Dixie Lou Smith - dau of Zelma Brooks 
b. Oct 4,1950 in Oelwein,IA 

m. Jeff Babcock, Oct 26,1973, son of Victor and 
Patricia Babcock of Sioux City,IA 

b. Oct 20,1955 in Sioux City 
No children 
ANNA "JANET" BROOKS - dau of Frank Brooks (Earl, 
b. July 7,1916 nr Arlington, lA Benj , Benj , David) 
m. Raymond Higgins March 1935 
m. 2nd Clifford Barth Oct 1937 
m. 3rd Dale Ashline Oct 1940 

b d. Nov 15,19 73 

Janet lives in Farmersburg, Clayton Co,IA 
Children: Clif ford, Luveme , Marian and Joneita 
Clifford LeRoy Higgins - son of Janet Brooks 
b. 

m. Erma Camp April 1956 in Hutchinson, KS 
m. 2nd Karen Newton Oct 19 70 
Living in Cedar Rapids, I A (19 78) 

Children: Gregory and Scott, by Erma 
Denise and Karrie, by Karen 



PART II CH VIII 22 3 

Gregory Higgins b. July 195 7 

m. Connie Andrews June 19 75 
Scott Higgins b. July 1959 

Denise Higgins b. Dec 1971 

Karrie Higgins b. Feb 1975 

Luveme Barth Higgins - son of Janet Brooks , (Frank, 

b Earl, Ben j , Ben j , David) 

He served in the U.S Navy for a time, lives in Eddyville.IA 
Marian Ashline - dau of Janet Brooks 
b. 1941 

m. Floyd Buhr Sept 8,1963 in Westgate,IA 
She runs a nursing home in Dallas, Texas (1977) 

One daughter: Gwendolen b. Nov 1971 

Joneita Ashline - dau of Janet Brooks 
b. 1951 

m. Robert Wagner Nov 19 70 in Monona, lA 
Children: Chad and Carissa 
FAY ELLIS BROOKS - son of Frank Brooks (Earl,Benj, 
b. Feb 1918 nr Arlington, lA Benj, David) 

d. Feb 14,1919 
DORIS UNA BROOKS - dau of Frank Brooks 

b. Sept 8,1927 in Arlington, lA; d. Jan 30,1943 
DORR ELMER BROOKS - son of Frank Brooks 

b. Sept 8,192 7 in Fayette Co,IA; twin to Doris 
m. Irene Perkins Dec 12,1953 in Post Chapel, Fort 
Polk, LA, dau of Mitchell and Ona (White) Perkins 

Dorr spent 18 months in Korea in 1954 and 1955. He is em- 
ployed by a Logging and Paper Wood Contractor in DeRidder,LA. 
They live in DeRidder,LA (1978) 
Children: Robert , Richard, Rachel, Dorr, Donald, Doris 
ROBERT MITCHELL BROOKS - son of Dorr Brooks, 

(Frank, Earl, Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. Dec, 1954 in Oakdale,LA 

m. Cheryl Ann Duvall July 1,1972, Vernon Parish, 
Rose Pine, LA, dau of Gerald and Audrey (Hall) Duval 

Robert is employed by Boise Southern, Inc. 
Children: 

STAGEY LYNN BROOKS - dau of Robert Brooks (Dorr 

Frank, Earl, Benj , Benj, David) 
b. Dec 4,1973 in Calcasieu Parish, Lake 
Charles, LA j^soN MITCHELL BROOKS - son of Robert Brooks 
b. July 20,19 76 in Calcasieu Parish 
RICHARD ALLAN BROOKS - son of Dorr Brooks (Frank, 

Earl, Benj , Benj , David) 
b. Aug 20,1956 in Allen Parish, Oak dale, LA 
m. Darlene Simmons Dec 17,1977 in DeRidder,LA, 

dau of Bobby Ray Simmons 

Richard is employed by a Logging and Paperwood Contractor 

in DeRidder ^^^^ pj^E BROOKS - dau of Dorr Brooks 



224 PART II CH VIII 

b. Nov 26,1957 in Allen Parish, Oakdale, LA 
m. Jerry Lynn Watkins Oct 18,19 75 in Calcasieu, 
Lake Charles, LA 

DORR ARVIS BROOKS - son of Dorr Brooks (Frank, 

Earl,Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. April 26,1960 in Allen Parish, Oakdale , LA 
DONALD WAYNE BROOKS - son of Dorr Brooks 

b. Aug 2 7,1961 in Allen Parish 
DORIS EILEEN BROOKS - dau of Dorr Brooks 
b. Sept 15,1965 in Allen Parish 
BENJAMIN AUGUST BROOKS - son of Frank Brooks , (Earl, 

Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. Aug 12,1929 in Arlington, lA 

m. Joan Howell Dec 8,1948 in Strawberry Point, lA 
dau of Francis Albert and Bessie (Baldwin) Howell of Leach- 
ville, AR Divorced Feb 19 74 

m. 2nd Mary Elizabeth Thackston Dec 23,1975 in 
Athens, AL, dau of J. Earl and Marie Elizabeth (Lewis) Thacks- 
ton of Athens, AL 

Ben served in the U.S. Army from Sept 30,1946 to Sept 30, 
1953, serving in New Jersey; Washington, D. C; Buenos Aires, 
Argentina; Fort Riley ,KS ; Dubuque ,IA; Verdun, France and Chicago. 
Following this he attended Iowa State College at Ames and re- 
ceived a B.S. Degree in General Science in 1957. He returned 
to the Army as an Officer in the Medical Service Corp and re- 
tired as a Lt. Colonel in Sept. 1914. He received a Master of 
Hospital Administration Degree from Baylor University, Waco, 
Texas in 1968. Ben served in Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Augsburg, 
Germany; San Antonio, TX; Seoul, Korea; Washington, D. C. and 
ElPaso,TX. Upon retirement he went to Florida and is Adminis- 
trator of the Florida Alcoholism Treatment Center, Avon Park. 
Florida. They live in Seb ring, Florida 

Children: Kenneth, Benjamin and David 
KENNETH DEAN BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks, 

(Frank, Earl, Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. Sept 1,1951 in Dubuque, lA 
m. Kay Harris June 1,19 73 in Dallas, TX 
He received a Doctor of Dentistry from Baylor College of 
Dentistry in Dallas in 19 77 and is a Dentist at William Beau- 
mont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas. 

BENJAMIN AUGUST BROOKS, Jr. - son of Benj amin Brooks 

(Frank, Earl, Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. Aug 29,1953 in Leachville,AR 
He received a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the 
University of Texas, Austin TX in May 19 75, is an Engineer for 
DRILCO in Houston, TX 

DAVID ALLISON BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks, 
b. June 26,1959 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma 
He is majoring in Music at North Texas State University, 
Denton, TX. 



PART II CH VIII 



225 



EDITH MAY BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks (Benj.Benj 

b. Jan 29,1890 David) 

d. Nov 17,1953, bu in Arlington, lA 
m. Harry Crawford Mar 3,1909 in Wadena, lA, son of 
James Rose and Lucena (Robbins) Crawford 

b. Nov 26,1885; d. Dec 13,1970, bu in Arlington, lA 
They farmed near Arlington,IA 
Children: Earl and Vincent 
Earl Herbert Crawford - son of Edith Brooks 

b. May 20,1910; d. Aug 13,1976, bu in Arlington, lA 
m. Glenola Eileen Gordon Dec 24,1933 

She lives in Arlington, lA (19 77) 
Children: Sonya, Michael, Phillip and Theodore 
Sony a Mae Crawford b. Feb 16,19 37 

m. Marvin G. Astor 
Michael Earl Crawford b. Sept 14,1939 

m. Virginia Lou James June 3,1962 
Phillip Harry Crawford b. April 17,1948 

m. Coral Kay Mahoney June 29,1968 
Theodore Vem Crawford b. March 21,1950 
m. Margaret Ellen Hepp July 6,19 74 
Vincent "Vince" Crawford - son of Edith Brooks 
b. Dec 7, 1915 

m. Janice Ruth Harrison July 21,1945 of Hampton, lA, 
dau of Gale B. and Alma (Jennings) Harrison 
b. Mar 6,1924 
They met while attending Upper Iowa University. Vince 
served with the 99th and the 82nd Airborne Divisions in Europe 
in W.W. II. He is a Mason and is active in the Cedar Rapids 
Shrine. He works for the Western Land Roller Co, makers of 
farm machinery. They live in Cedar Falls, lA (1978) 

One dau: Patricia Ann Crawford b. Nov 9,1946 

m. James Henry Meyer 
ARCHIE LEON BROOKS - son of Earl Brooks (Benj ,Benj , 
b. May 29,1893; d. June 22,1977 David) 

m. Grace Fox Sept 10,1919 in Fayette County, Iowa, 
dau of Alfred W. and Mary Ann (Dempster) , Fox 
b. Feb 23,1899 in Arlington, lA 
They live in Arlington, lA (19 77) 
Children: Winifred, Wayne and Willis 
WINIFRED BROOKS - dau of Archie Brooks 
b. Sept 3,1920 in Strawberry Point, lA 
m. Floyd Schmidt Sept 3,1940, son of Fred and Jane 
(Marshall) Schmidt 

b. Aug 11,1904; d. June 7,1964 

Floyd was a carpenter and cabinet maker. Their home was in 
Strawberry Point, lA. Winifred lives there (19 77) 
Children: 

Bruno Schmidt b. June 10,1941 in Strawberry Pt. 
Bonnie Schmidt b. June 3,1946 in Strawberry Pt. 



226 PART II CH VIII 

WAYNE LEON BROOKS - son of Archie Brooks (Earl.Benj, 

b. Sept 3,1924 in McGregor, Iowa Benj, David) 

m. Dawn Kramer Oct 8,1950 in Arlington, lA, dau of 

Harold and Hazel (Fenton) Kramer 

b. in Strawberry Point 

Wayne works for a Home Building Company and they live in 

McGre so r 

* Children: Sheri,Gary , Mary , Harold, Richard, Karen, 

Constance, Jacqueline 

SHERI LYNN BROOKS - dau of Wayne Brooks 

b. July 24,1951; m. 2nd Robert Pugh; one son 

Living in Rockford, Illinois (1978) 

GARY ALLEN BROOKS - son of Wayne Brooks 

b. Aug 11,1952; m. Chaule Prestadey of Thailand 

They are stationed in Japan (19 78) 

One son: ANTHONY LEON - 2 years old 

MARY ANN BROOKS - dau of Wayne Brooks 

b. Nov 13,1954 

m. Lee Werkler 

Living near McGregor, lA (19 78) 

HAROLD WAYNE BROOKS 

b. Dec 25,1957 

Living in McGregor, lA (19 78) 

RICHARD LAWRENCE BROOKS - son of Wayne Brooks 

b. Sept 13,1960 

m. Kim Kautman 

Living in McGregor, lA (19 78) 

KAREN KAY BROOKS - dau of Wayne Brooks 

b. Mar 4,1962 

CONSTANCE GRACE BROOKS - dau of Wayne Brooks 

b. Mar 8,1963 

JACQUELINE DAWN "Jackie" dau of Wayne Brooks 

b. Feb 27,1964 

WILLIS BROOKS - son of Archie Brooks (Earl, Benj , Benj, 

b. Sept 3,1932 in Arlington, lA David) 

m. Vivian McNeil Mar 6,1957 of Grand Mound, dau of 

Floyd and Marie McNeil 

Willis retired from the U.S. Air Force after twenty years 

of service; is engaged in Social Service work. 

Living in Durant,IA 

Children: two as follows: 

DANIEL WILLIS BROOKS b. Jan 2,1959 in DeWitt,IA 

JEFFERY SCOTT BROOKS b. July 30,1964 in Hawaii 

LAURA IRENE BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks, (Benj , Benj , 

b. April 17,1895 in Arlington, lA David) 

d. Nov 22,196 3 in Oelwein, bu in Arlington, lA 

m. Braxton Windfield Hassler 

b. June 13,1891 in VA 

Braxton living in Oelwein, lA (1978) 

Children: Ramond, Stanley , Harold, Mable,Bemita,Holana 



PART II CH VIII 227 

Richard, Robert, Barbara, as follows: 

Ramond Hassler b. 1921; d. 1923 

Stanley Ivan Hassler b. Nov 10,1922 in Arlington, lA 
m. Helen Ruth Reed Feb 22,1952 in Oakland, MD 
b. Dec 2,1928 in Phillippi,WV 
Stanley retired from the Army after thirty years. He is 
now in Civil Service work at Fort Knox; 

They live in Louisville ,KY (19 78) 
Children: five as follows: 
Carroll Lee Hassler 

b. Sept 4,1946 in Phillippi,WV 
m. Giltina Schildknecht 
Stanley Micheal Hassler 

b. Dec 2,1952, Camp Pickett, VA 
m. Denise Jane Bamett; m. 2nd Trena Cassidy 
David Braxton Hassler 

b. Feb 7,1956, Fort Meade, MD 
m. Beverly Ann Hunt 
John Ivan Hassler 

b. Sept 10,1959, Panama Canal Zone; m. Yes 
Jack Edward Hassler; b. Jan 24, 1963, Fort Knox,KY 
Harold Hassler b. 1928; d. 1933 

Mable Hassler b 

m. Hugh Lockhart 
m. 2nd Bill Copenhaver 
m. 3rd Carl Prentice 

One child by Hugh d. young, bu in Wadena, lA 
Bemita Hassler b. 

m. Lee Halter b. d. 

Children : Joseph and Jacqueline 
Living in Cedar Falls, lA (1978) 
Holana Hassler b. ; m. Joseph Weber 

Children: Pat ricia, Cons tan ce, Edward, James, Robe rt , 
Laura 
Richard Hassler b. 
m. Elaine Wolf gram 
m. - 2nd Edna Ash 
m. 3rd Bonnie Powers 

Children: Constance, Catherine and Scott, by Elaine 
Robert Hassler b. Richard's Twin 

m. Judy Humphrey 
Children: Susan, Sharon, Sally 
Barbara Joyce Hassler b. Feb 29,19 36 

m. Dale L.Westcott Sept 9,1954 
b. Feb 22,1929 
Dale is employed by the John Deere Co, of Waterloo, lA. 
They live in Oelwein (19 78) 

Children: Lavern, Dennis ,Brenda, Denise and Aaron 
Lavem Dale Westcott b. Mar 4,1955 

Dennis Gene Westcott b. Nov 16,1956 



228 PART II CH VIII 

m. Robecka Bergman b. Oct 9,19 75 

Brenda Joyce Westcott b. Sept 24,1958 

Denise Irene Westcott b. Jan 25,1960 

Aaron Lee Westcott b. June 12,1961 

NELSON BROOKS - son of Earl Brooks (Benj ,Benj , David) 
b. 1898; d. 1950 

m. Lila Crofoot 
CELIA BROOKS - dau of Earl Brooks (Benj , Benj , David) 
b. Sept 6,1900 in Fayette Co,IA 
d. Oct 29,19 72 near Lamoni,IA, bu in Lamoni 
m. Isaac Slauter Feb 9,1924 in Fayette Co,IA, son of 
John and Charlotte (Toney) Slauter who were bom near Terre 
Haute, Burrell Twp, Decatur, lA. Isaac was five years old when 
his father died. 

b. Jan 20,1895 in Decatur County, lA 
Isaac lives in the farm home east of Lamoni, lA (1977). He 
was brought up by neighbors, Levi and Lizzie Brooks. 

Celia's children wrote of their mother as follows: "One of 
the most beautiful women, wife and mother the world has ever 
known". Children: John, Dorothy, Marjorie and Marie. 
John Earl Slauter - son of Celia Brooks 
b. Feb 6,1925 in Decatur County, lA 
m. Alma Deane Boswell Feb 4,1945 in Lamoni, I A, dau 
of Roy and Deane Boswell of Harrison Co, MO; b. Nov 16,1926 

John is an Ordained Minister in the RLDS Church and farms 
near Lamoni (19 77) 

Children: 

John Edward Slauter b. Apr 18,1946 in Leon,IA 

m. Marilyn Diane Rideout Jan 23,196 7 
James Earl Slauter b. May 8, 1947 in Leon,IA 

m. Janet Fay Pearson May 25,19 70 
Sue Ann Slauter b. Dec 17,1952 in Leon,IA 

m. Bonner Everet Davis, II, June 16,19 72 
Dorothy "Jean" Slauter - dau of Celia Brooks 
b. Sept 22,1926 in Decatur Co,IA 
m. Richard Gene Mickelson Dec 18,1948, son of 
Walter and Esther Mae (Wemitch) Mickelson. 
b. July 24,1925 
Richard is an Ordained Minister in the RLDS Church and 
farms near Lamoni, lA (1977) 
Children: 
Shirley Jean Mickelson b. Aug 17,1949 in Leon,IA 

m. Leon Gene Kessel Dec 27,1969 
Carol Ann Mickelson b. July 9,1953 in Leon,IA 

m. Greg R. Johnson June 4,19 77 in Sabetha,KS 
Marilyn Kay Mickelson b. Oct 19,1954 in Leon,IA 
Ronald Lee Mickelson b. Mar 27,1961 in Leon,IA 

Marjorie Ann Slauter - dau of Celia Brooks 
b. Oct 18,1930 in Decatur Co,IA 
m. Nile Edward Patton , son of Dallas and 



Part II CH VIII 229 

Velma Patton. , o ^ ^ mon • tt ji j ta 
b. Sept 6,1929 in Woodland, lA 

They live in Sumner, lA 

Children: 

Joyce Lynn Patton b. July 12,1954 in Leon,IA 

m. James Platte in Sumner, lA 
Mary Lou Patton b. June 18,1958 in Sumner, lA 

Rodney Edward Patton b. Apr 23,1961 in Sumner, lA 
Sharon Jean Patton b. Dec 8,1966 in Sumner, lA 

Mildred "Marie" Slauter - dau of Celia Brooks 
b. Sept 10,19 36 in Decatur County, lA 
m. John Arthur Marsh Mar 20,1955, son of William 
A. and Marietta (Crittenden) Marsh 

b. Dec 24,19 34 in Lamoni,IA 
John is a School Teacher and they live in Pleasantville,IA 
Children: 
Robert Arthur Marsh b. Oct 28,1955 in Leon,IA 

m. Rosemary Bybee June 7,19 75 
Richard William Marsh ;b. Apr 22,1959 in Mt Ayr,IA 
Steven Alan Marsh b. Dec 10,1965 in Knoxville,IA 
MARION BROOKS - son of Earl N. Brooks (Benj,Benj, 
b. 1907; d. 19 35; not married David) 

DAVID "Devil Dave" BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks (David) 
b. Aug 17,1827 in Aylmer, Elgin County , Ontario 
d. Dec 1899 near Holb rook, Oregon, bu in West Union 

Cemetery* 

m. Mary Jane Morgan Jan 1,1851 in Linn County, lA 
b. Nov 11,1832 in Missouri 

d. 1923 near Linnton,OR, bu in West Union Cem. 

They moved to San Francisco in 1869 and then to Portland, 
OR, April 10,1876 where they took up a homestead of 160 acres 
and also bought a section of land covered with heavy virgin 
timber, with wild animals at all times; young fawn were tamed. 
Both boys and girls were crack shots and kept the family in 
meat. The nearest store was near Portland and groceries were 
carried home on one's shoulders over a cow trail through the 
timbered mountain. There were some Indians around at the time 
and while they were friendly, Dave was quoted as saying that 
the only way to keep them from taking everything laying around 
loose was to show them what you had. They then knew he remem- 
bered what he had and where it was, so they left it alone. A 
team of oxen named Buck and Bright provided the motive power 



* The West Union Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries 

in Oregon. It is in Washington County behind the first Baptist 
Church west of the Rocky Mountains. Two acres of land were 
donated by a David Lennox for the Church and Cemetery, and the 
location on the deed was described as "where the timber and 
the prairie meet." 



230 



Part II Ch VIII 
DAVID AND JANE (MORGAN) BROOKS 



o 



< 




(U 


o 




i-H 


2 


• 


>> 


M 


B 


i^ 


hJ 










• 









(d 








c 




to 




c 


to 


(U 




CO 


to 

e 




■is! 


C'Si) 


o 


CO 


CO 


t-i o 


^ 


)-i 


l-i 


CO CU 


H 


Pm 


fn 


33 O 



Ml 

% 

Pi 



c 
u 

13 



►^ 




N 

4-1 
0) 


^ 


• 


•H 


^ 


e 


O 


o 




• 


3= 




u 


H 







>» 






.H 




CU 


CU 




1— 1 


CU 


& 


•H 


iH 


CU 


•H 


CO 


)-i 


? 


M 


CO 


3 


CO 


(U 


^ 


33 


C/3 


U 


>-) 



g 
§ 



w 



C 
CO 



o 

^3 
C 

to 

O 

XI 

C 
CO 

CU 
V4 

•a 



o 

c 

c 



I 



CO 



CO (U 

4-1 M d --H 

CU CU O -H 

m PC "-3 2 



<U --H 

>. >% C l-l 

iH 3 S CO 

U O S U 



hJ 


c 


4-1 








CO 




o 


CO 4-1 


s 


CO 




^.S 


W 


4-1 


•o o 


)-i CO 


CD 




O 


4J 


C 1-1 


(U -H 


tn 


•o 


o a 


od 


• CO 


•H V-i 


4-1 r-l 


(U 


•H 


iH (U 


o 


B O 


.H CO 


rH -H 


(-1 


> 


.H en 


u 




^6 


CO -H 


CU 


CO 


CO o 


o 


s 


IS S 


H 


O 


S i-^ 



^z 


u 


o 


CO 


H 


r^ 


kJ 


. i-l 


M 


B -H 


s 


S 


g 


• 


^ 


W 







<u 














<u 




CU 


x: 




•o 


<u 


CO 




CU 


^ 


CU 


•H 


o 


c 


i-i 


•H 


l-\ 




•H 


CO 


CJ 


x; 


c 


o 


CO 


c 


1—1 




to 


N 


CO 


o 


CO 


u 


c 


c 


OJ 


^ 


cn 


•H 


M 


u 


iH 


>i 


o 


=^ 


3 


CU 


t-l 


o 


< 


pa 


S 


p 


hJ 


M 


M 


w 



PART II CH VIII 231 

for the ploughing and heavy farm work. In a few years they 
built a frame house with lumber which was carried on their 
shoulders from town. Shakes were cut for shingles with froe 
and mallet. Other important things such as boots .shoes, powder 
and lead for their guns, etc., meant trips to town, usually on 
foot, but sometimes by rowboat. 

The children received their education in a log schoolhouse 
(without the benefit of a school bus for transportation. ) 

Children: William, George ,Armilda, Hi ram, Thomas, Me linda 
and John 

Wilma Jeffries (a great grandaughter of David and Mary 
Jane) received the following letter in answer to an advertise- 
ment she had placed in a magazine requesting information on 
the Brooks Family: 

Alma , Ark an s as 
June 23,19 70 
"I am John Reed. I was bom about 16 miles from Portland, 
down river from Portland, then about three miles up the hill 
to what was called the mountain. The timber was big and the 
brush thick. I was bom July 3,1890. 

Us kids didn't have any grandparents on either side, but 
we had a grandma. She was the same to us as a real grandma, 
and just as good: - Mary Jane (Morgan) Brooks. 

I only remember Old Dave Brooks as being well once. He 
had a stroke and was paralyzed a long time. He died about the 
turn of the Century. Archie Morgan (Uncle Morgan) was a small 
slim wirey, tough as a hickory sapling. He had one eye and a 
stiff finger. 

Grandma was slim, straight and didn't have an ordinary 
backbone. She had a spring steel backbone. What that woman 
went through would kill a dozen women, yet she was always 
cheerfull and level headed." 

"John Reed" 

WILLIAM "MILTON" BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Benj , 
b. Mar 7,1853 in Fayette County, Iowa David) 

d. Jan 29,1933 in Waldport , Oregon, bu there 
m. Elizabeth R. Millar Dec 25,1878 

b. d. , bu in Waldport 

William moved to San Francisco with his parents at the 
age of 16 and later to Portland by steamer. He and Elizabeth 
moved to Waldport in 1904. He was a farmer and a shingle maker. 
Children: Grace, Archie, Blanche, Myron, Donald, Minnie, 

Luella, Ivy, Bessie and Elizabeth 
GRACE D. BROOKS - dau of William Milton Brooks (David, 

b. Sept 26,1879; d. Oct 7,1880 Benj , David) 

ARCHIE BROOKS - son of William Milton Brooks 

b. Aug 14,1881; d. Oct 13,1921; not married 
BLANCHE HARRIETT BROOKS - dau of William Milton Brooks 



232 



Part II Ch VIII 
WILLIAM MILTON and ELIZABETH (MILLAR) BROOKS 



w 



g 


4-1 


M 


^ 


^ 


60 


M 


e u 


M 


s 


^A 


• 


a 


w 



e 

(0 



cd 

•H 

o 

iH £ 1-1 

i-H 4-1 4-1 

•H 3 CO 

:3 Pd Pl4 






(d 

u 



W 



■H C 
3 (U 

pa o 







h 


c 










0) 






M 




Qi 


o 


4-1 


c 




CO 


jr 




c 


M 




^ 


(fl 


M 


>, rt 




4-1 


a 


(U 


eg 


M 


• 


3 


M 


(U 


.-1 T3 


to 


•H 


c 


O CO 


c 


W 


E 


CQ 


QJ 


J3 


<U -H 


•H 


c 


CO 


>^'-l 


U 


W 






g 


O 


> CO 


)-> 


o 


f— 1 


o o 


o 


(Q 




d 


W 


OS 


w z 


M 


PQ 


CQ 


■-) hJ 


z 






5C 
H 

N 

l-l 

to 

CO 

z 
o 

H 



•J 



c 

(U 

tH 

T3 

i-H 
•H 

£ 
O 

c 

CO 

u 
o 

•a 

c 

CO 

c 
<u 
u 

T3 







0) 






4-1 


z 




c 


o 


• 


CO 


PS 


6 


CQ 


g 




>' 



u 



0) 

e 

rH 
CO 

Pn 

d 



c 

M 

CO CO 



0) 





c 




o 




CO 


6 


^ 


CO 


o 


X 


•H 


CO 


t-i 


V4 


u 


o 




• 


• 


o 


u 



13 
CO (0 



CO 

c 
S 

CO C 

4.) -l-l 

u 00 , 

O 1-1 14-1 



rH (0 
M 4J _ 

^^cooja,^^--^ 
>,ojr(uoaicoHoco 



CU 4-1 T) 
O 1-1 

^ > 



u 

O CO 

CO O 

s z 



o 
z 





M 




M 




3 




U3 




rH 


0) 


0) 


c 


CO 


•H 


to 


1—1 


•H 


u 


O 


• 


• 


M 


* 



s: u 


4J 




00 0) 


»-l 


-a 


•H 4.) 


(U 


(U 


QJ to 


J3 rH 


rH ^J 


rH 0) 


M 0) 


3 14H 


56 


(U O 


^^ 


* 


* * 


■K « 



tj) 



o 



PART II CH VIII 2 33 

b. May 18,1883 in Linnton, Portland, Oregon 
d. Dec 9,1951 

m. Clarence V. Palmer Aug 6,1904 

Children: Myra, Howard, Charles, Leota, Robert ,Georgi- 
ette, Marilyn, Alfred, twins Dorothy and 
Da vi d . 
Myra Helen Palmer - dau of Blanche Brooks 
b. July 1,1905 in Vemonia. Oregon 
m. Howard Weston, April 6,1929 

b. ... d. 1929 
No children: 
Howard Taft Palmer - son of Blanche Brooks 
b. Oct 11,1907 in Waldport,OR 

m. Beatrice L. Becker Sept 17,1927 in Vancouver, WA 
Howard was a logger and felled trees in many acres of the 
State. In 1953 he accepted a position with the Woo db urn, Oregon 
School System as a custodian and Maintenance Man, retired 19 76 
Children: Bonnie, Bobbie, Howard and Charles. 
Bonnie Lovella Palmer b. June 28,1928 Portland 
Bobbie Claire Palmer b. Mar 12,1932 " 

m. Richard M. Gurley , Sept 1949 
Howard Almont Palmer b. Oct 22,1940 Astoria, OR 

m. Esther Mae Railing Dec 27,1959 of Woodbum 
Divorced in 19 70 
m. 2nd Sharon Smith 
Charles Robin Palmer b. Aug 3,1946 Oregon City 

m. Susan Margaret Scarborough Aug 26,1967 
Charles Winifield Palmer - son of Blanche Brooks 
b. Jan 1912 in Toledo, Oregon 
m. Sandra Joanne (Randolph) Cooper Nov 26,1954 
Leota Rose Roberta Palmer - dau of Blanche Brooks 
b. Jan 8,1915 in Gates, Oregon 
m. John Schmid April 20,1935 
Children: 
Joanne Elaine Schmid b. June 17,1936 Portland 

m. James J. Vandehy Aug 18,1956 
Judith Scheryl Schmid b. June 28,19 39 Portland 
m. Robert E. Laubeck Feb 12,1960 
Robert Donald Yale Palmer - son of Blanche Brooks 
b. Dec 24,1916 in Scappoose, Oregon 
m. Thelma L. Diamond 

b d. April 8,196 7 

Children: 

Dianne Michelle Palmer b. Mar 1 1, 1943, Astoria, OR 

m. Norman R. Starke Dec 7,1963 
Janice Elaine Palmer b. Dec 13,1947 Oregon City 
m. Alvin B. Bettis,Jr. 
Georgiette Elizabeth Palmer - dau of Blanche Brooks 
b. Nov 26,1918 in Linn ton, Oregon 
m. Ben L. Ricketts Dec 16,1938 



234 Part II Ch VIII 

Qiildren: 

Shirley LeRayne Ricketts b. Jan 1,1941 Nehalem.OR 
m. Richard W.Woodward 

Michael Anthony Ricketts b. Feb 16,1947 Tillamook 
m. Paula Irene Buffett Dec 29,1966 OR 

Timothy Russell Ricketts b.Jan 13,1953 Astoria, OR 
Marilyn Marguerite Palmer - dau of Blanche Brooks 

b. April 22,1922 in Tualatin, OR 

m. James F. Lenfesty April 9,1948 

Children: 

Barbara Sue Lenfesty b. June 8,1949 in Astoria 

Andrea Yale Lenfesty b. Mar 3,1951 " 

l^ra Colleen Lenfesty b. July 19,1956 Wheeler, OR 
Alfred Clair Palmer - son of Blanche Brooks 

b. Feb 7,1924; d Feb 23,1924 in Tualatin, OR 
Dorothy Marcheta Palmer - dau of Blanche Brooks 

b. Aug 15,1925 in Tualatin, OR 

m. Kenneth D 

m. 2nd George Marchi 

Children: 

Samuel b. Feb 18,1946 

Connie Lee b. Apr 23,1948 

Ellen Elizabeth Marchi b. May 19,1958 Wheeler, OR 

Peter David Marchi b. May 3,1960 

d. Sept 2,1963 
David Marshall Palmer - son of Blanche Brooks 

b. Aug 15, 1925, Dorothy 's twin brother, not married 

MYRON BROOKS - son of William Milton Brooks (David, 
b. Dec 6,1884;d.June 1,1950 Benj, David) 

m. Verle Banta 
Children: 
KATE BROOKS - dau of Myron Brooks 

U • • • • • 

m. Clement J. Hall 
m. 2nd H.P. Stockton 
One son Clement Hall 
WARREN GERALD BROOKS - son of Myron Brooks 

m. Margaret Dostal 

Children: 

GAIL EILEEN BROOKS 

BARBARA ANN BROOKS 

WARREN GERALD BROOKS, Jr. 

JAMES DAVID BROOKS 

GARY VINCENT BROOKS 
DONALD BROOKS - son of Wm Milton Brooks 

b. May 18,1887, Linnton,OR; d. Oct 24, 1944, Salem, OR 
m.. Ethel Hildebrand 
Children: Beulah and Glen 



Part II Ch VIII 2 35 

BEULAH BROOKS - dau of Donald Brooks (Wm Milton, 

b. Aug 5,1918 in Salem David, Benj , David) 

m. George Lindahl 

Two Children: 

Thomas George Lindahl 

Margaret Ann Lindahl 
GLEN VERNON BROOKS - son of Donald Brooks 

b. Sept 2,1921 in Salem, OR 

m. Irene Caker 

Two Children: 

SANDRA LEE BROOKS - dau of Glen Brooks 
b. Feb 7,1946 in Salem, OR 
m. Michael Schlieska 
One dau Tondra Jean b. July 2 3,1965 

CHRISTINE ANN BROOKS - dau of Glen Brooks 
b. July 26,1952 
MINNIE BROOKS - dau of Wm Milton Brooks 

b. Oct 17,1889: d. Oct 20,1889 
LUELLA BROOKS - dau of Wm Milton Brooks 
b. May 16,1891 
m. Stephen S. Cline 

b d. Jan 1919 

m. 2nd Paul Gisselberg 

b d. 1968 

They lived on Puget Sound Island, Washington 
Children: Daniel and Raleigh Cline 

Chester, Herbert, Joel, Paul, Alfred Gisselberg 
Daniel Milton Cline - son of Luella Brooks 

b. Dec 26,1917 in St. Helens, OR 

m. Denise Jackmond of Longview,WA 

m. 2nd Avis Johnson of Longview,WA 

Children: 

Brenda Lewellyn Cline 

Katherine Cline 

Daniel Milton Cline, Jr 

Paula Cline 

Pamela Cline 

Darlene Renee Cline 
Raleigh S. Cline - son of Luella Brooks 

b. Sept 24,1919 in Tualatin, OR 

m. Mary Walsh of London, England 

No children 
Chester Gisselberg - son of Luella Brooks 

b. Sept 23,1922 on Puget Island, WA 

m. Myrtle Ingram in St John,WA 

Children: 

James Lee Gisselberg b. July 13,1945 

Cheryl Ann Gisselberg b. Oct 18,1947 

Virginia Ray Gisselberg b. Nov 24, .1948 



b. 


Apr 6,1944 


b. 


Sept 17,1949 


b. 


Mar 15, ... . 


b. 


Oct 3, 


b. 


May 31, ... 


b. 


Apr 7,1962 



236 Part II Ch VIII 

Herbert Gisselberg - son of Luella Brooks 

b. Mar 30,1924 on Puget Sound 

m. Lovena Beattie 

Children: 

Beth Gisselberg b. Oct 11,1949 

Joan Gisselberg b. June 28,1951 

David Gisselberg b. Oct 20,1953 

Judy Gisselberg b. Jan 23,1955 

Tommy Gisselberg b. June 29,1957 

Joel "Lee" Gisselberg - son of Luella Brooks 

b. Aug 4,1927 on Puget Island, OR 

m. Jeanette Stanley 

Children: 

Connie Lee Gisselberg b. Nov 21,1955 

Jeffory Lee Gisselberg b. Jan 7,1964 

Paul Gisselberg, Jr. - son of Luella Brooks 

b. Aug 9,19 30 in Clatskanie,OR 

m. Mary Ann Schmidt in Odessa, WA 

Children: 

Paul Douglas Gisselberg b. May 13,1957 

Tonyo Jo Gisselberg b. Feb 25,1959 

Margo Gisselberg b. Jan 3,1962 

Alfred Vernon Gisselberg - son of Luella Brooks 

b. June 25,19 32 on Puget Island 

m. Barbara Jewell 

Children: 

Vernon James Gisselberg b. Oct 25,1957 

Steven Gisselberg b. Feb 21,1966 

IVY BROOKS - dau of Wm Milton Brooks (David, Benj , David) 
b. Mar 31,1895 
m. George Merrill Graham 
m. 2nd Charles Erickson 
Children: 
Marjorie Graham - dau of Ivy Brooks b. July 17,1917 

m. Everett C. Phillips Portland 

Norma Graham - dau of Ivy Brooks b. Aug 4, .... 

m. Walton M. Morrison 
BESSIE BROOKS - dau of Wm Milton Brooks 
b. July 28,1896 
m. Clifford Buker 
Clifford has enjoyed fiddling contests, both as a player and 

* Children: Emerson, Robert , Evelyn, Maida,Iris ,Bonita, 
Blanche, Joyce, Lola, Norman. 
Emerson "Clyde" Buker - son of Bessie Brooks 
b. Aug 29,1915 in Waldport, OR 
m. Mae Moulton 

b. Aug 17,1907; d. Jan 21,1961 
m. 2nd Roberta Langmack, Nov 12,1973 
b. June 2,1917 in Lebanon, OR 



Part II Ch VIII 237 

One son 

John Buker b. Sept 30,1950 in Toledo, OR 

m. Linda Pratt 
Robert Ward Buker - son of Bessie Brooks 
b. June 9,1917 in Waldport, OR 

m. Christine Mohr, June 27,1943 in Savannah Beach, 
Georgia, dau of Christian and Ann (Bower) Mohr. 

b. Dec 26,1915 in Vanlear,KY 
One dau 
Judy Buker b. Apr 19,1954 in Portland, OR 

m. Gary Moore Feb 6,1974 
Evelyn Lucille Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. Dec 28,1919 in Waldport, OR 

m. Gustavas Wagner July 14,1938, Waldport , Or, son 
of Henry and Pauline (He rbold) Wagner 

b. Mar 8,1909 in Herrod,ND 

d. Feb 11,1971 lost at sea off the Oregon coast 
near Waldport. 

One son 

Glenn Wagner b. Nov 1943 in Gold Beach, OR 

m. Lana Lawson Nov 23,1963 
Naida Jean Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. Mar 8,1921 in Waldport, OR 
m. David Hall, Mar 29,19 38 

b. Oct 15,1908 in Batavia,NY 
Children: 
Diane Hall b. July 25,19 39 in Waldport 

m D. Taylor Dec 29,1959, Divorced 

m. 2nd William Wason 
Denise Hall b. July 25,19 39 in Waldport, OR 

m. Raymond Grady 
Iris Verda Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. Oct 15,1924 in Waldport 
m. Frank Drake 
m. 2nd Joseph Waller Mar 1960, son of John and 

Edna May Waller. 

b. Oct 7,1923 in Jackson ville,FL 
Children: 

Francine Drake b. Jan 17,1949 in Toledo, OR 

m. Gary McDonald Oct 2,1964 
m. 2nd Daniel Conley Aug 2,1972 
Frank Drake b. Feb 22,1952 in Coos Bay, OR 

Bonita "Gladys"Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. May 19,1925 in Waldport, OR 
m. Victor Stone, Divorced 
m. 2nd Milton Allen, son of James H. and 
Henrietta(Hendricks) Allen 

b. Feb 24,1926 in Hood River, OR 
d. Feb 22,1952 



238 



Part II Ch VIII 



Children: Robin, Debra, James and Martin. 

Robin Stone b. Apr 6,1943 in Mason City,WA 

m. Alvin Slocum June 18,1950 
Debra Allen b. Oct 12,1952, in Coos Bay, OR 

m. Walter Fitzgerald July 30,19 72 
James Allen b. Dec 31,1954 in Newport, OR 

Martin Allen b. Aug 27, 1956 , white Salmon, WA 

Blanche Irene Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. Apr 27,1927 in Auburn, WA 
Edward Barks 
2nd William Smith 
3rd Alvin Biziko in Wyoming 
Children: 

Beverly Barks b. June 6,1946 in Newport, OR 

in 1963 

b. July 2,1947 in Newport, OR 
d. Sept 22,1947 



m. 
m. 
m. 



m. Halton Bangs 
Freddie Barks 



Thomas Barks 
Cheryl Smith 

Ronald Ferguson 
William Smith 
Ronnie Smith 



b. July 25,1948 in Toledo, OR 

b. Jan 13,1955 in Santa Monica, 
June 19 74 CA 

b. June 7,195 7 Sacramento, CA 

b. Apr 12,1959, in Chelan, WA 

d. July 1,1959 

b. Jan 5,1965, in Portland, OR 



Deana Smith 
Joyce Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. July 29,1931 in Waldport,OR 
m. Calvin Gardin Dec 27,1953 son of James and 
Hazel (Ness) Gardin 

b, July 20,1925 
Children; 

Terry Gardin b. Jan 21,1956 in Waldport,OR 

Marilyn Gardin b. July 25,1959 in Waldport,OR 

Lola Buker - dau of Bessie Brooks 
b. July 8,1933 in Waldport,OR 

m. Delwyn Anderson Aug 28,1954 in Coos Bay, OR son 
of Andrew and Lola (Derrick) Anderson 
b. Nov 9,1933, Lynch, NE 
Children: 



Dane Anderson 
Kenneth Anderson 
Erick Anderson 



b. Sept 4,1954 in Coos Bay, OR 
b. Feb 17,1956 in Eugene, OR 
b. Oct 28,1959 in Eugene, OR 
Norman Lee Buker - son of Bessie Brooks 
b. July 16,19 35, Waldport,OR 

m. Karen Lee Parks June 14,1958 in Waldport,OR dau 
cf Stephen A. and Margaret Wanda (Ward) Parks 

b. June 6,1939 in Ontario, Oregon 
Children: 

Sheri Gail Buker b. Feb 26,1959 in Portland, OR 
Jennie Lee Buker b. Mar 4,1961 in Victorville,CA 



PART II CH VIII 239 

Jodi Diana Buker b. Mar 4,1961 in Victorville.CA 

adopted Richard Lee Buker b. June 4, 1961, Los Angeles, CA 

Michael Ward Buker b. Dec 2,1962 in Victorville.CA 
Kathryn Lynn Buker b. Jan 4,1965 in Tuscon,AZ 
Patrick Dale Buker b. Aug 11,1968 in Tuscon,AZ 
Jeremy Craig Buker b. July 22,19 71 in Angele City, 
Clark AFB Co. Pamoango, Phillipine Islands 

Amy Jo Buker b. Apr 2,19 76 in Bellevue,WA 

ELIZABETH A. BROOKS - dau of Wm. Milton Brooks (David, 
b. Benj. David) 

m. Everett D. Wright Sept 22,1920 in Waldport,OR 

b. d. Feb 15,19 75 

Children: William, Ruth and Patricia 
William R. Wright - son of Elizabeth Brooks 
b. Sept 13,1927 

m. Nancy Hall Tucker June 14,1953 
Children: 

Frederick Joel Wright b. July 23,1955 

David William Wright b. May 30,1959 

Ruth Marilyn Wright - dau of Elizabeth Brooks 
b. July 13,19 30 
m. David Wolf Feb 25,1950 

b. d. Feb 1,1965 

Children: 
Virginia Kay Wolf b. Dec 12,1951 

m. William A. Schaffer June 10,19 72; divorced 
Dorothy Diana Wolf b. Aug 25,195 3 

m. H. Robert Bates in 19 71 
Terri Lynn Wolf b. Apr 24,1957 in Portland, OR 
Cathy Jo Wolf b. May 12,1960 in Portland, OR 

Patricia Maureen Wright - dau of Elizabeth Brooks 
b. Aug 30,19 33 
m. Daniel Rempel 
b. Jan 10,1932 
Children; 
Jeannine Marie Rempel b. July 7,1957, Juneau, AK 

m. Robin Shepherd Jan 1977 
Robert Daniel Rempel b. May 2,1959 Glenallen,AK 
Timothy David Rempel b. Jan 16,1961, Sterling, AK 
Sharon Rempel b. Mar 4,19 70 

GEORGE LEWIS "Lew" BROOKS - son of David Brooks (^enj , 
b. Dec 19,1855 in Fayette County, Iowa David) 

d Feb 10,1923 near Linnton (Portland) Oregon 
m. Margaret Lucretia Gatton Mar 24,1880 in St Johns, 
Oregon, dau of Mr. and Mrs. William Gatton. 
b. June 16,1858 in St .Johns, Oregon 
d. Jan 30 1904 of measles ^ o, i • nu 

Lewis engaged in general farming in the area of Skyline, OR, 
and also had a small patch of tobacco. A smoke house often 
held smoked smelt to tempt the children as did the bins ot 



240 PART II CH VIII 

apples stored for winter. Their first house burned about 189 7, 
with the furnishings being a total loss as a great deal of 
ammunition and blasting powder was stored in the house, making 
it unsafe to enter. Margaret had a trunk full of heirlooms, 
among them was a tea set which had been given to her grand- 
mother as a wedding present by Martha Washington. 

Children: Melinda, Charlotte, Walter, William M., Teresa, 

David, Mallory and Josephus 
MELINDA JANE "Jennie" BROOKS - dau of George L.Brooks, 
b. Jan 2,1881 in St. Johns (David, Ben j , David) 

d. Dec 12,1963, bu in Skyline Mem. Cem. ,Portlaiid,OR 
m. Samuel A. Luethe, Sept 28,1907 in her father's 
home. He is 95 years old, (1979) 
b. Dec 23,1883 
Melinda taught school before her marriage. Samuel engaged in 
general farming in Linnton, now a part of Portland, Oregon, 
until they moved to Skyline Boulevard. 

Children: Wilma,Amond M. , Echo, Doris, I rma, Claire 
SEE: Samuel Luethe for Continuation 
Following are copies of two letters written by Melinda Jane 
Brooks to her Uncle George Gatton in January and February, 
1893, when she was twelve years old: 
Dear Uncle: 

We received your letter, and was glad to hear from 
you. We are all well but papa, he was rolling logs and one 
slipped and a knot struck him on the toe and his toe and his 
tooth ached all night. 

Grandpa just left here yesterday. Uncle Sam has gone 
home. Aunt Lizzie has got another girl; her name is Elizabeth 
Ann. Did the wind blow much up there last Saturday? It blowed 
Grandpa Brooks' log bam down. 

School is out, it was out last Friday. 
Aunt Lizzies sister Winnifred Millar was a teacher. 
The scholars all like her but the others did not. You ought to 
have been down on the last day. Uncle got a card. Maybe you 
would have got one too. The snow has nearly gone off now. 
Grandpa is going over there soon. 

Mr. Quay (a neighbor) was falling trees and there was 
a cedar lodged in a fir tree and he chopped down the fir and 
started to run but ran the wrong direction and the limbs 
caught him and they brought down the wagon and took him home. 
They sat up with him last night. (He didn't die). Well excuse 
poor writing and spelling for the little ones are all playing 
around me. I guess this is all I can think of for this time. 
From your niece 
Melinda Jane Brooks 

Linnton P.O. 
February the 24th, 189 3 
Mr. George Gatton 
Dear Uncle: 



PART II CH VIII 241 

I received your very welcome letter and was glad to 
hear from you. The snow is all gone now. Josephus can walk 
everywhere. Uncle Sam says that he is going up to the British 
Possessions . 

Grandma made a tub full of soap today. When are you 

coming down? Ask Aunt Lilly why she did not come up when she 

was down. I am in the fifth reader. A lot of Mamma's flowers 

froze this winter. I will close for this time as it is late. 

Send my love to all. 

Your affectionate niece 

Melinda Jane Brooks goodbye. 

CHARLOTTE ROSEMOND BROOKS - dau of George L. Brooks 
b. June 22,1882 (David, Benjamin, David) 

d. at two weeks of age, bu in Gatton Gem. St Johns, OR 
WALTER TIMOTHY BROOKS - son of George L. Brooks (David, 
b. May 14,1883; d. June 13,1935 Benj, David) 

not m. Farmer, lived near Sam Leuthe in Oregon 
WILLIAM MINOR BROOKS - son of George L. Brooks 
b. Sept 28,1884 in St. Johns, OR 
d. Sept 24,1966, bu in Skyline Memorial Cemetery 
m. Nellie M. Blackman May 18,1911 
William was an accountant in a Portland Bakery until 1911 
when he moved to Brooks Hill to farm. He was the Clerk for the 
Brooks Hill School for a number of years, a member of the Free 
Methodist Church, the Multnomah County Volunteer Sheriff's 
Patrol and the Skyline Grange. 

Children: Daniel, Leonard, Margaret , William and Wanda 
DANIEL LEWIS BROOKS - son of Wm. Minor Brooks (Geo .L, 
b. June 15,1913 Da vid, Ben j , David) 

m. Lillian Mingus Sept 2,1944 
Daniel is a retired Army Officer and they live in San Mateo, 
CA. Children: Robert and Frederick (adopted) 

ROBERT LEWIS BROOKS 

b. Jan 5,1943; m. Margaret Davison 

Children: 

WILLIAM RUSSELL BROOKS b. Mar 8,196 7 

DANA MACHELLE BROOKS b. Mar 12,1969 

FREDERICK LEE BROOKS b. June 10,1944 
m. Judy Dell'Osso 
LEONARD JOSEPH BROOKS - son of Wm. Minor Brooks, 
b. Mar 14,1916 (Geo. L. , David, Benj , David) 

m. Cora Jane 

Leonard is a Navy retiree and is a State Boiler Inspector. 
He was Chief Water Tender aboard an Aircraft Carrier in the 
Pacific in W.W.II when its planes battered Okinawa prior to 
the landing there. 

Children: Janet (a step-dau) , Patrick, Geo.L., 

Richard and Gayle 
JANET BROOKS - dau of Leonard Brooks (Wm. Minor, 
b. Sept 16,1935 Geo.L. , David, Benj , David) 



242 PART II CH VIII 

m. Richard Rodriqiaez 

Children: Robin Renee b. Feb 7,1956 

Steven Richard b, July 25,1958 

Gary Leonard b. Mar 20,1962 

PATRICK BROOKS - son of Leonard Brooks (Wm Minor, 

b. Mar 25,1937 Geo. L. , David, Ben j , David) 

m. Pauline Pulido 
DANIEL BROOKS - son of Leonard Brooks 

b. Dec 21,1950 

m. Nanette Burton June 12,19 76 
RICHARD BROOKS - son of Leonard Brooks 

b. June 16,1952 
GAYLE ANN BROOKS - dau of Leonard Brooks 

b. Dec 10,1955 

m. Michael Gene Krueger Nov 5,1977 in Beaverton, 

^egon. ^RGARET LUCILLE BROOKS - dau of Wm. Minor Brooks 

(Geo.L. , David, Benj , David) 
b. Jan 28,1918 in Portland 

m. Grant L. Griffiths Aug 6,1938 in Portland, son 
of Owen C. and Amy Maude (David) Griffiths 

Children: Roger, William and James 
Roger David Griffiths - son of Margaret Brooks 
b. Dec 30,1939 in Portland, OR 
m. Janet Schmidt; divorced 

Children: Robert David Griffiths b. Feb 6,1963 
Linda Marie Griffiths b. Feb 13,1964 
Debbie Sue Griffiths b.Sept 23,1965 

Robt.&Linda b. St. Paul MN. 
Debbie b. Hillsboro,OR 
William Grant Griffiths - son of Margaret Brooks 
b. Jan 23,1942 in Portland, OR 

m. Diane L. McCuen Oct 16,1964, dau of Wallace 
and Margaret (Taschaboldt) McCuen 

Children: Jeffrey Scott Griffiths b.Sept 22,1966 
Julie Ann Griffiths b.Sept 22,1966 

Jennifer Dawn Griffiths,b. Aug 11,19 71 
All three b. in Hillsboro,OR 
James Owen Griffiths - son of Margaret Brooks 
b. Nov 8,1955 
WILLIAM "MELVIN "BROOKS - son of Wm. Minor Brooks 
b. Mar 3,1921 (Geo.L. , David, Benj , David) 

d. Dec 17,1973 

m. Marie (Katliff) Doss in 1945; divorced 
m. 2nd Sylvia 
They lived in Texas 

Children: William (a step-son) and Margaret (dau 
by Marie) 

WILLIAM "DAVID" DOSS BROOKS b. July 16,1940 



PART II CH VIII 243 

m. Martha Lynn Springer June 3,1966 

b. April 25,1947 
They live in Salem, OR 

David is a Certified Public Accountant. 
One son: WM. DAVID BROOKS, Jr. b. Oct 2 7,19 70 
MARGARET MARIE "PEGGY" BROOKS - dau of Wm.Melvin 
Brooks, (Wm. Minor, George L. , David, Benj , David) 
b. Nov 9,1948 
m. David Allen Campbell Mar 5,1966 

b. April 14,1945 
One son Nicholas David Campbell, b. Apr 26,1977 
WANDA MAE BROOKS - dau of Wm Minor Brooks (Geo L. , 

b David, Benj , David) 

m. Marshall Davidson 

d. Nov 7,1966; He was an Army Career Man 
Children: Marsha, Sandra and Sheila 
Marsha Mae Davidson - dau of Wanda Brooks 
b. Nov 10,1954 in Uchitomaai, Okinawa 
m. Michael Nelson Jan 20,1973; div Jan 5,1977 
One dau: Rachel Ann Nelson 

b. Jan 10,19 74 in Carmel,CA 
Sandra Kay Davidson - dau of Wanda Brooks 

b. Dec 3,1956 in Lanstuhl, Germany 
Sheila Fay Davidson - dau of Wanda Brooks 
b. Feb 15,1961 in Dugway,UT 
TERESA MAUDE LUCRETIA BROOKS - dau of Geo L.Brooks, 
b. Oct 15,1886 (David, Benjamin, David) 

d. Aug 20,19 72, bu in Skyline Memorial Cemetery 
m. John Luethe - son of Christian Luthi 
They were married in her father's home. 

b ; d. June 22,1922 

Children: William,Harold, Alfred, Viola, Paul, Benjamin 
SEE John Luethe for Continuation. 
DAVID LESTER BROOKS - son of George L. Brooks (David, 
b. May 31,1888 Benj, David) 

d. Jan 14,1919 ("Flu" epidemic), bu in Gatton Cem. 
m. Myrtle Cline; lived with her parents after 
David's death. One son: 

LEWIS BROOK'S - son of David L. Brooks 

b. ca 1917; d. Nov 13,1975, bu in Ilwaco,WA 

m 

MALLORY GEORGE LEWIS BROOKS - son of George L. brooks, 
b. Nov 4,1889; d. Dec 27,1944 ( David, Ben j , David) 

m. Amy Z. Burton 
Mallory served in the Infantry in W.W.I. He was a Mason and 
a member of the Skyline Grange. He lived on the same Donation 
Land where he was bom and which had been taken by his grand- 
father David Brooks. 
One son: 
BURTON MALLORY BROOKS - son of Mallory Brooks (Geo .L. , 



24A PART II CH VIII 

b. Dec 9,1919 in Portland OR Davi d, Ben j , David) 

m. Helen Freitag 
b. Nov 4,1918 
Burton served two years in the Navy and is now a Boilermaker 
One dau: 

NANCY ANN BROOKS - dau of Burton Brooks (Mallory, 

Geo.L. , David, Ben j , David) 
b. Mar 7,1947 in Portland 
m. LeRoy David S cheer 
Children: 

David Lee Scheer b. June 1, 1972, Hillsboro,OR 
Daniel Lee Scheer b. Apr 4,1973, Hillsboro,OR 
JOSEPHUS XANTHIC BROOKS - son of George L. Brooks, 
b. Nov 25,1891 (David, Benj , David) 

d. June 12,1963, bu in Skyline Memorial Cemetery 
m. Emma Charlotte Krueger July 21,1922 in the home 
of her parents, Ferdinand and Caroline Krueger 

Josephus served in W.W.I. He was a Mason and a U.S. Mail 
Carrier. Children: Norma and Faun 

NORMA JEAN BROOKS - dau of Josephus Brooks (Geo.L., 
b. Dec 9,1925 David, Benj , David) 

m. Charles Carpenter June 27,1959 
Norma was a teacher 
No children 
FAUN LARAE BROOKS - dau of Josephus Brooks (Geo.L., 
b. April 11,1929 David, Benj , David) 

m. Richard Hewett Sept 10,1950 
Richard is a Dentist in Richland, Washington 
Children: Bom in Richland 
David Richard Hewett b. Sept 30,1953 

Paul Brian Hewett b. July 14,1955 

Sally Jean Hewett b. Oct 31,1957 

ARMILDA MONGAZA BROOKS - dau of David Brooks (Benj amin, 
b. Nov 11,185 7 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa David) 

d. Mar 30,1932, bu in West Union, Hillsboro, Oregon 
m. Amund Munson Aug 13,1879 

b. Feb 12,1843 in Bergen, Norway 
d. Feb 28,19 34, bu in West Union Cemetery 
Armilda went to Oregon with her parents in 1869. Amund went 
to Oregon via sailing ship in 1860 and settled on a farm 
approximately five miles from Linnton, Multnomah County, OR, on 
what later became known as the Munson farm on Munson Hill. 
Eleven of their thirteen children lived to help them celebrate 
their golden wedding anniversary. 

Children : Bertha, Henry , John , Millie , Robert , Lewis , Jesse, 

Amund, Jim, Clyde, Guy , Manilla and Carl 
Bertha - lived four months 
Henry Wilson Munson - son of Armilda Brooks 

b. Aug 12,1881; d. Mar 12,1960 at Mason Hill 
m. Lydia Taylor 



Part II Ch VIII 
AMUND and ARMI LDA(B ROOKS )MUNSON 



245 



A ° 



u 


e 


OJ 


cfl 


e 


•H 


•— 1 


.-( 


D 


I— 1 


Pli 


•H 







c 






cu 


C/3 




v-1 


M 


• 


(-1 


s 


e 


CO 


w 




S 


kJ 




s 



0) 0) 
n) o 



< 




OJ 


hJ 




00 


hJ 


• 


o 


M 


e 


PC 

w 



(U 








u 


g 




CO 


c 


(0 


U 


<U 


0) 


•f-l 


4-> 


t-i 


V4 


.H 


0) 


o 


3 


1— 1 




.— 1 


TO 


•H 


B 


o 



hj :s w o 



o 






o 



o 

§ 
pa 



< 
a 



T3 

C 
cfl 



C 

•a 



o 

T3 

C 
CO 
Vj 
O 

a 










u 


w 




o 


M 




.H 


hJ 


• 


>. 


hJ 


e 


cfl 






• 



u 



0) 4-1 CD 

E^3>cOON(-i 
O(l)S>-iaj-HC0(D 

H^<WpL4>5CPa 



4-1 




n 


OJ 


c 




^ 


4= 


d -a 4-1 


o 


o 


CU 3 


prf 


'-) 


va Pi P^ 







C 






o 






u 


w 




en 


O 


• 


c 


>-| 


6 


^ 


i-J 




o 


u 




>-> 



(U 



c 

iH en cfl CO 
CJ Pi li S 



pci 
Z 
W 





O 


>^ 




iH 


x: 


• 


>! 


4J .-1 >. 


e 


CO 


O t-l 4-1 




H 


(-1 CO 4-1 




« 


O 0) OJ 




iJ 


P P^ pq 





c 






CD 


<u c 




r-( 


•H O 


• 


1—1 


:^ e 


e 


3 




PM 


•H 0) 




• 

5-: 


S > 





B 






3 


• 




iH 


CD 1-5 




i-H 


00 U 


• 


D 


M QJ >, 


e 


U 


o e >-l 




o 


c5:S^ 




• 



246 



PART II 



CH VIII 



m. Ronald Huntington Mar 21,1921 



Children: Dorothy, Pearl and Betty 
John David Munson - son of Armilda Brooks, (David, 
b. Dec 2,1882 in St Helens, OR Benjamin, David) 
m. Jane Cline in 1910 

b d. Feb 19 75 

Children: 
Robert Munson 

b m. Edna Rahn 

John D. Munson 

b m. Gladys 

d. Apr 14,1968 
Henry Munson 

b m. Pat Blankenship Dec 14,1973 

Rodger Munson b 

Ruth Munson 

b m. Harry Tipp Aug 25,1928 

Millie Louise Munson - dau of Armilda Brooks 

b. Apr 23,1884 in Portland, OR; d. Dec 18,1964 

m. Tom Taylor; b d 

Children: 
Bertha Taylor 

U • • • • • 

Three children 
Tom Taylor b. 

Violet Taylor b. 
Hazel Taylor b. 

One son 
Jeff C. Taylor 

b. Sept 15,1911 

Five Children 
Amund Taylor 

b. Mar 30,1913 

Five Children 
Ervine Taylor 

b. Oct 26,1915 

Three Children 

Pearl Taylor b 

Robert Albert Munson - son of Armilda Brooks 

b. Nov 18,1885; d. May 8,1959; not married 

Lewis J. Munson - son of Armilda Brooks 
b. May 18,1887 

d. Apr 17,1939, bu in West Union Cemetery 
m. Minnie Warren 

Children: James (Deceased), and Loren 
Jessie Christine Munson - dau of Armilda Brooks 
b. June 14,1889 

d. Nov 26,1956, bu in West Union Cemetery 
Not married 
Amund Munson, Jr. - son of Armilda Brooks 
b. Nov 27,1890; d. Feb 5,1956 



Dec 11,1904 

1906 

Dec 25,1907 



m. Bemice 



m. Katryn 



m. Lola 



Three Children 

One dau 

m. Tom Conley 



PART II CH VIII 247 

m. Minnie McCullum 

Children: George, Homer and Mary Jane (She married 
Irvin Sharp) 
James Munson - son of Armilda Brooks , (David, Benjamin, 
b. July 31,1893 David) 

d. Apr 17,19 74, bu in Skyline Memorial Cemetery 
m. Mabel Pullen 
Lived in Madras , Oregon 
Children: 

Willie Hatfield, a step-son who m. Marie 
Vernon Munson, m. Loma Denton 
Clyde Munson - son of Armilda Brooks 
b. Nov 25,1894; d. Oct 24,1949 

m. Minnie Johnston 
Children: 

Clyde Munson, Jr. m. Elna 

Ralph Munson m. Joyce Four Children 

Raymond Munson m. Joyce One dau. 

Margie Munson 
Guy Munson - son of Armilda Brooks (d. at 3 months) 
Manilla Alice Munson - dau of Armilda Brooks 
b. May 8,1898; d. May 8,1975 

m. Emmett Michael "Bud" Hoge March 28,1916 

b. July 28,1889; d. May 19,1964 

Children: 

Lawrence Lewis Hoge 

b. Jan 22,1917 at Mayger,OR; d. July 8,1932 
William Carl Hoge 

b. Dec 31,1918 in Portland, OR 

m. Agnes Mary Sambert Dec 13,1940; Div. in 1970 
m. 2nd Maxine Lane in 19 72 
Emmett M. Hoge, Jr. 

b. Sept 5,1925 in Longview,WA 
m. Violet Wilma Vireniols Aug 29,1947 
Dolores Mae Hoge 

b. Mar 31,19 31 in Clatskanie,OR 
m. Warren Duane Wend April 15,1950 
Carl Don Munson - son of Armilda Brooks 
b. Sept 8,1900 

d. Oct 6,196 7, bu in Skyline Memorial Cemetery 
m. Ruth Palmer May 31,1924 
Carl lived and farmed in Buxton, Oregon 
One son: William Marvin Munson; m. Betsy 
HIRAM BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Benjamin, David) 
b. ca 1858; listed in the 1860 Census as being two 
years old. Nothing more is known about him. 

THOMAS JEFFERSON "JEFF" BROOKS - son of David Brooks, 
b. Sept 18,1859 in lA Benj, David) 

d. Dec 20,1921, bu in West Union Cemetery 
m. Christie Dietz Sept 10,1883 



248 PART II CH VIII 

b. 1865; d. April 21,1945, bu in West Union 

Cemetery. He farmed on part of the family Homestead. 
Children: Harvey , Susie, Carl, Jewell and Marie 
HARVEY "Jeff" BROOKS - son of Thomas J. Brooks (David, 
b. July 8,1884 Benj, David) 

d. Feb 14,1941, bu in West Union Cemetery 
Not married 
Jeff was so tiny at birth they put him to bed in a cigar box. 
His mother's wedding ring could be slipped over his elbow 
SUSIE A BROOKS - dau of Thomas J. Brooks 
b. Oct 4 ,1886 
m. William Siedow Aug 24,1910 

b d. June 13,19 71 

Children: 

Bemice Siedow - dau of Susie Brooks 
b. Sept 23,1912 
m. Ed Krueger, divorced 
m. 2nd Brooks Warner 
No children 
Marjorie I. Siedow - dau of Susie Brooks 
b. April 9,1919 

m. Wayne Whitbeck June 13,1942 
No children 
CARL OTIS BROOKS - son of Thomas J. Brooks 
b. Aug 25,1894 

m. Mary Dahne May 1,1918; d 

m. 2nd Edna (Pauley) McClure June 17,1962, widow of 
John McClure 

Children: 

LEONARD CARL BROOKS - son of Carl Brooks, (Thos , 
b. July 3,1919 Davi d, Ben j , David) 

m. Maudine Pettis 
No children 
ALICE BROOKS - dau of Carl Brooks 
b. Jan 31,1921; d. July 3,1974 

m. Jack Allison 

b d. 19 76 

Children: 

Linda Lou Allison 

b. Dec 2,1951 m. James Griffith 

Robert Carl Allison 

b. June 5,1958 m. Jane H. Taminey 

JEWELL G. BROOKS - son of Thomas Brooks (David, Benj, 
b. Dec 19,1899 at Brooks Hill, Portland, OR David) 

m. Theodore Motz Nov 15,19 30 
Son - Donald Lee Motz b. June 13,1933 

m. Shirley Salestrom June 20,1959 
Children: 

Nancy Marie Motz b. May 7,1962 
Marcy Ann Motz b. Apr 2,1975; d. Apr 13,1975 



PART II CH VIII 249 

MARIE BROOKS - dau of Thomas Brooks ( David, Ben j .David) 
b. May 17,1905 
m. Harry Weinstein 
Children: Harriet Weinstein 

b. April 7,19 39; m. Tom Pickens 
Qiildren: 

Darcie Marie Pickens b. Jan 19,1959 
Diana Pickens b. Dec 1961 
Dan Pickens b. Nov 1966 
MELINDA MARY BROOKS - dau of David Brooks (Benj amin, Da- 
fa. Nov 11,1861 in Brush Prairie, Iowa; d vid) 

m. Charles Marion Kyle , son of Samuel and 

Fanny (Aug) Kyle who crossed the Plains via Wagon Train from 
Illinois, arriving in Oregon Oct 15,1852. 

b. 1856 in Portland, OR; d 

Children: Alice , Thomas, Francis , Frank, Harry and 

Georgianna 
Alice Mabel Kyle - dau of Melinda Brooks 

b. Oct 7,1882 in Cedar Mills, OR; d. Feb 15,1941 

m. Albert Emil Hildenbrand 

b ; d. June 23,1946 

Children: Francis, William, Mary , Annie and Vernon 
Francis Edward Hildenbrand 

b. July 24,1907 in Holbrook,OR 
m. Mabel Cecilia Hutchinson June 25,19 35 
William Charles Hildenbrand 
b. May 3,1909, Cedar Falls, OR 
m. Edna Lucile Dodge 
Mary Teresa Hildenbrand b. Dec 8,1910 

m. Harry Graham Myers Nov 22,19 33 
Annie Hildenbrand b. Nov 15,1912 

m. David Souders June 1,1932 
Vernon Emil Hildenbrand b. Dec 24,1914 

m. Laura Joyce Wellman Feb 18,1940 

b ; d. 1943 

m. 2nd Irene Frank Oct 10,1946 
Thomas Leroy Kyle - son of Melinda Brooks 
b. July 13,1884 in Cedar Mills, OR 
m. Effie Haskell 

Children: Marion, Harold, Elva, Hazel, Olive and Thomas 
Marion Leroy Kyle - son of Thomas L.Kyle (Melinda 
b. June 4,1906 in Portland, OR Brooks) 

m. Lillian R. Reed July 21,1928 in Portland 
Frances Maude Kyle - dau of Melinda Brooks 

b. Jan 2, 1887 in a log cabin in Cedar Mills, OR 

d. July 19,19 77 in Portland, OR 

m. Brian B. Whitten 

m. 2nd Mr. Watson 

Frances lived her last 54 years in Portland 

Children: Lloyd, Leslie, Laura, Melinda, Edith, Jack, 



250 PART II CH VIII 

Charles, Robert and Katherine 
Lloyd William Whitten b. Oct 29,1907 

m. Anna Barbara Dayton, 19 34 

Leslie James Whitten b 

m. Margaret Luschen Aug 20,1927 
Laura Mae Whitten b. Sept 1,1909 

m. Alvin F. Oien, 1930; divorced 
Melinda Florence Whitten b. June 3,1911 

m. Vemance Melvin Puckett 
Edith Edna Whitten 

b. Apr 12,1913 on Sauview Island, OR 
m. Frell C. Zink 
Jack Joseph Whitten 

b. Nov 25,1915; d. Jan 29,1975 

m. Ilene Pearl Carlstrom Nov 18,1945 
Charles Virgil Whitten b. Dec 9,1917 

m. Millicent Dunsmore 
Robert Leroy Whitten b. Nov 12,1920 

m. Maxine Waldron 
Katherine "Alice" Whitten b. Aug 19,1922 

m. Mr. Justice 
Frank B. Kyle - son of Melinda Brooks (David, Benjamin, 

b. July 7,1890 in Cedar Mills, OR; d David) 

m. Lela Charlton 
Harry Charles Kyle - son of Melinda Brooks 

b. 1893 in Cedar Mills, OR; d 

m. Julia Toelle b d 

Georgianna May Kyle - dau of Melinda Brooks 
b. April 10,1897; d. Aug 12,1897 

JOHN BROOKS - son of David Brooks (Benjamin, David) 

b. 186 7; d. 1942, bu in West Union Cemetery, Wash- 
ington Co., OR; not married. 

HIRAM BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks (David) 
b. 1829 in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario 
d. Aug 1851 in Fairfield Twp, Fayette County, lA 
m. Martha F. Hendrickson Jan 14,1851, dau of Samuel and 
Sarah (Weatherby) Hendrickson of Linn County, Iowa 
b. 1835 in Ohio d. ca 1873 

m. 2nd Walter Chase Brooks Mar 13,1853 
Hiram was one of the earlier settlers to enter land in 
Fayette County, following not too long after his brother 
Chauncy in 1848. He returned to Linn County for his bride. In 
August of 1851 his brother told Hiram and their brother David 
if they would round up his swine that were roaming in the 
surrounding woods, he would give each of them a sow and her 
litter. They agreed and although the appointed day was a 
"weather breeder," they proceeded to bring in the swine. They 
had just driven them into the pens when the storm broke, and 
before they could heed John's warning to get into the house a 
bolt of lightning struck them, killing Hiram and rendering 



J 



PART II CH VIII 251 

David unconscious. David recovered consciousness the next day, 
but his recovery was very slow. It was said that the lightning 
caused a bit of metal to melt from Hiram's gun and that for a 
long time, in some way, it was protected to mark the place of 
his death . 

Q:iildren: One son Hiram 

HIRAM BROOKS - son of Hiram Brooks (Benjamin, David) 
b. 1852 in Fayette County, Iowa. The 1860 Census 
listed him in the home of his mother and step-father (also his 
uncle) 

ROXY ANN (Roxannah) "Roxy" BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks , 
b. Mar 31,1831 in Elgin County .Ontario (David) 

d. June 19,1910 

m. Jeremiah Dillon Dec 13,1851 

m. 2nd John Cramer, brother of Elizabeth (Cramer) Brooks 
We believe they moved to the State of Wcishington 
Children: 

William Henry "Will" Dillon m. Laura Daly 
Francis "Fran" Dillon m. Sarah Sreeves or 

Greeves 
Nancy Olive Dillon m. Matthias Spurgeon 

Children: 
Ella Ann Spurgeon 
Leo Clyde Spurgeon 
John Randolph Spurgeon 
Matthias Oliver Spurgeon 
T. Claudia Spurgeon 
Gerald Vernon Spurgeon 

Mary Jane Spurgeon m. Harry Ray Brooks 

Children: Dean Brooks 

Vernon Dale Brooks 
Mary Cramer m. Charles Daly 

Ann Cramer m. Alonzo Cook 

Children: Emma, Myrtle and John Cook 
Emma Cramer m- Charles Alexander 

Walter Cramer m. Nellie Cox 

Jeremiah Cramer m. Olive Goddard 

Jane Cramer m. James Johnson 

John Edson Cramer m. Isa Goddard 

Possibly other children 
ELIZA BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks (David) 

b ; d. in childhood 

Not shown on the 1850 Census 
HENRY B. BROOKS - son of Benjamin Brooks (David) 

b. Sept 7,1833 in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ontario 
d. Apr 22,1895 in Decatur County, lA, bu in Lamoni,IA 
m. Phoebe (Phebe) M. Corless July 4,1868 in Fayette Co., 
lA, dau of Hiram and Nancy (Brooks) Corless 
b. Dec 29,1846 in Branch Co., MI 
d. Mar 6,1903 in Decatur Co.IA. ,bu in Lamoni,IA 



252 PART II CH VIII 

Henry went to Iowa with his parents in 1838. He stayed on 
in his parents' home, became a partner in their farming opera- 
tion and was their mainstay in their old age. In 1855 they 
sold the place in Muscatine Co. , and moved to uncleared land 
in a small Brooks settlement called Brush Creek, near Arling- 
ton, Fayette County, lA. He did not marry until he was nearly 
thirty-five years old, which was four years after his father 
died. 

Phoebe Corless taught school for a short time in or near 
Angola, Indian a, and then decided to go to Iowa to teach school 
and live with her sister Sarah, wife of Nathan Brooks, who 
lived in Smithfield Township, Fayette County, not too far from 
Chauncy Brooks' farm. The school where she taught was still 
standing, in good repair in 1952. 

Henry took his bride, a second cousin, to the log house 
that he and his father had built thirteen years before and in 
which his mother was still living. Six sons were bom in this 
home and when the sixth one, George, was less than a year old, 
the log home burned. It was replaced with a large two storied, 
clapboard house. Many years later George's daughter Helene 
described it as follows: "It was T-shaped with an open porch 
on either side of the "t" ; the kitchen, its adjoining pantry 
and the dining room were wainscoted and were pleasant and att- 
ractive. I expect that the reason for the spaciousness of 
these rooms stemmed from the fact that most of their daylight 
living was done there. There was a parlor, probably twelve by 
eighteen feet, and a downstairs bedroom twelve feet square. My 
father said that his earliest remembrances were of that bed- 
room; of the trundle bed in which he slept, being pulled out 
from under the big bed each night and pushed back next morning 
to be out of the way. When we went into Fayette County in 1952 
he looked around that little bedroom and in an almost awed 
voice said, "do you know all my life I have always thought of 
this as a very large room?" The bedrooms for the children, 
hired help and visitors were upstairs, which was reached by a 
stairway on either side of the dining room. 

Following the birth of their last child in 1882, Phoebe's 
health deteriorated, leading eventually to complete invalidism 
for the last thirteen years of her life. She was a very devout 
member of the Re-organized Church of Latter Day Saints, and as 
her health became worse she prevailed on Henry to sell their 
holdings in Fayette County and moved to Decatur County, which 
was at the time the main center of the Church Organization. 
They settled on a farm just north of Lamoni in 1887. After 
Henry's death the six children took care of their invalid 
mother, and the farm, in complete harmony, as long as she 
lived; after which they went their own way. Reunions were 
held, usually at George's home, as often as possible, and they 
were grand occasions for every one. 

Grandaughter Helene said that - "all I know about Grandfa- 



PART II CH VIII 253 

ther Brooks was what my father and Aunt Nelle said about him. 
He must have been a very good man, gentle and quiet. His pic- 
ture shows him as an intelligent, thinking man. He was a good 
farmer and was particularly interested in orchards, small 
fruits and gardening; progressive in farming methods; always 
the first in his community to buy new machinery to make farm- 
ing easier. He bought the first mowing machine and the first 
twine binder to be used in the district." 

Children: Levi, Fred, twins Roy and Ray, Ben j amin, George, 

Nellie and John 
LEVI CORLESS BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks (Benjamin, 
b. May 2,1869 in Fayette County, Iowa David) 

d. Oct 22,19A2 near Lamoni, bu there 

m. Sarah E. "Lizzie" Jones Feb 6,1868, dau of John and 
, , , , (Smith) Jones 
b. 1865 

d. June 1,1949 near Lamoni, lA, bu there 
Levi was obviously named for his mother's brother. They 

farmed just east of Lamoni, had no children of their own, but 
raised Grace and Isaac Slauter. Grace married Levi Lovell, and 
Isaac married Celia Brooks, daughter of William Earl Brooks. 
Isaac lives on the old Levi Brooks farm (19 76) 

FREDERICK HENRY "Freddie" BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks, 
b. Oct 16,1870 (Benj, David) 

d. Dec 6,1905 in Lamoni, bu there 
not married 
RAY E BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks 

b. June 16,1875 d. Aug 16,1875 

ROY E BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks 

b. June 16,1875 d. Feb 22,1877 

BENJAMIN HIRAM "Bennie" BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks 
b. Jan 6,1873 in Fayette Co.,IA 

d. Aug 15,1945 in Marshall, lA, bu in Kansas City,KA 
m. Fanny Adelle Corless Jan 18,1898 in Leon,IA, dau of 
Leonard and Lydia (Whiteman) Corless 

b. July 28,1872 in Branch County .Michigan 
d. Dec 6,19 38 in Kansas City,KA, bu in Memorial Cem. 
Fanny met Ben while she was visiting relatives in Lamoni, 
lA. They were living in Independence, Missouri in 1909 and 
later lived in Kansas City,KA. Ben was a farmer and later a 
Stock Man, and traveled for the Kansas City Stockyards. 
Children: Gladys , Phoebe and Leonard 
GLADYS CECILE BROOKS - dau of Ben H. Brooks (Henry, 
b. June 7,1900 in Lamoni, lA Benj, David) 

m. Mr. Sullivan (one dau d. in infancy) ; Divorced 
m. 2nd George Sanford Hammack Dec 24,1924 in Kansas 
City, MO, son of George and Louise Isabella (St an ley) Hammack. 
b. Aug 10,1902 in Oklahoma Territory , Shawnee. 
They lived in Iowa, Kansas , Oklahoma and Richland, Wa- 
shington in 19 76 



254 PART II CH VIII 

Children: George, Betty , Henry, Clarence , Helen and 

Ben j amin 
George Sanford "Sandy" Hairanack,Jr. - son of Gladys 

Brooks, (Ben H. , Henry , Ben j , David) 
b. Oct 11,1925 in Kansas City,K$ 
m. Betty June Carlson July 18,1952 in Ironwood, 
Gogebic County .Michigan 

b. June 22,1926 in Ironwood, MI 
George served in the Navy in W.W.II and is an electrical 
engineer living in Anchorage, AK (1977) 

Children: all bom in Richland ,WA 
Jeffrey Sanford Hammack b. July 8,1953 

Sanford Richard Hammack b. Apr 2,1955 

Laurie Beth Hammack b. Sept 28,1956 

Douglas Duane Hammack b. July 20,1962 

Betty Lou Hammack - dau of Gladys Brooks 
b. Feb 2,1927 in Kansas City,KS 

m. Richard August Polk Sept 22,1945 in Richland, 
Benton County ,Wa, son of George Wm. and Mae Margaret 
(Sherrets) Polk 

b. Oct 3,1926 in Quasqueton,IA 
Richard is a Chemical Specialist with Dupont. 
They live in Richland,WA 
Children: all bom in Pasco, Washington 
Myma Mae Polk b. June 18,1946 

m. Everett Englehart 1966; Divorced 
m. Charles H. Frazier Dec 30,19 71 in Richland 
Marsha Lynn Polk b. Sept 17,1949 

Richard August Polk, Jr. b. Nov 21,1952 

m. Terri Lynn Mace , Mar 17,19 72 in Richland 
b. Sept 12,1952 in Spokane, WA 
Henry Edgar "Hank" Hammack - son of Gladys Brooks 
b. Nov 20,1928 in Kansas City,KS 
m, Betty Jean Tongue Sept 10,1955 in Seattle ,WA, 
dau of Gordon Walter Robert and Trudchen "True" (Richter) 
Tongue 

b. Dec 23,1930 in Seattle, WA 
Henry received his B.A. and M.A. Degrees at the University 
of Washington and a PHD at Tulane University of Louisiana. . He 
is a Drama Professor at Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth, TX. 

Betty received her B.A and M.L.S. Degrees from University 
of Washington. 

Children: Both bom in Fort Worth,TX 
Stephen Henry Hammack b. Sept 27,1959 

Gordon Scott Hammack b. Apr 2,1965 

Clarence Chester Hammack - son of Gladys Brooks 
b. Aug 23,19 31 in Kansas City,KS 
m. Dolores Mae Paseka Nov 22,1953 in Benton Co., 
WA, dau of John Antone and Emily (Prenosil) Paseka 



PART II CH VIII 255 

b. May 13,1935 in Fargo, ND 
d. Dec 20,1976 in Richland,WA 
Clarence is a Millwright living in Richland, WA (1976) 
Children: 
Patricia DeRae Hairanack 

b. Mar 29,1955 in Kennewick,WA 
Clarence Chester Hammack Jr. 
b. Mar 30,1956 in Kennewick,WA 

m. Kathryn Joan Wallace Aug 16,19 73 in Richland 
b. Feb 5,1956 in Soap Lake,WA 
Kathryn DeAnne Hammack 

b. July 1,1957 in Richland, WA 
Debra DeRese Hammack 

b. Jan 31,1962 in Richland, WA 
Helen Mae Hammack - dau of Gladys Brooks, (Ben H., 

Henry, Benj , David) 
b. May 1,1935 in Kansas City KS 
m. James Elsworth Davis May 2,1954 in Richland, WA 

b. Feb 4,19 32 in Hanford,WA; Divorced Feb 1960 
m. 2nd Manny Glenn Crabtree Feb 25, 1961, Richland 

b. Dec 19 30 in Cle Elum,WA; Divorced Aug 1961 
m. 3rd Barrel Belmont Whitney Apr 21,1962 in Kenn- 
ewick,WA b. Aug 24,19 34 Portland, OR; d. Apr 25,1973 

m. 4th Eugene Paul Mayer Jan 31,1976, Yakima, WA 

b. June 10,19 30 in Ephrate,WA 
Children: 

James Edward Davis b. Mar 18, 1955,Kennewick,WA 

John Joseph Davis b. Oct 1,195 7, Richland, WA 

Tana Rae Whitney b. Mar 16 , 196 3, Richland, WA 

Cara Kaye Whitney b. Apr 12,1965, Yakima, WA 

Benjamin Fred Hammack - son of Gladys Brooks 
b. June 14,1939 in Kansas City,KS 
m. Janet Louise Ewalt Sept 19,1969 in Enumclaw,WA 

b. Mar 21,1948 in Aubum,WA; Div. Nov 2,1976 
m. 2nd Diane Frances Morrow Nov 27,19 76, Portland, 
Oregon . b. Mar 10,1945 in Miles City,Mr 

Benjamin has a Masters Degree in Music and teaches in 
Portland . 

PHEABA ANN BROOKS - dau of Ben H. Brooks (Henry , Benj , 
b. May 23,1908 in Kansas City,KS David) 

m. Clarence L. McCormick Oct 30,19 37 in the Re- 
organized Church of Jesus Christ in Kansas City,KS, son of 
Thomas J. and Bertha Ellen (Hull) McCormick of Ohio and 
Illinois respectively. 

b. Mar 14,1907 in Saline County, KS 
d. Oct 9,19 75 in Slater, MO, bu there 
They farmed six miles from Slater for years and then 
moved into town. After retiring in 1972, they both worked for 
the Banquet Food Corp. for nine years before a 2nd retirement. 
Pheaba lives in Slater (1978) No children. 



256 PART II CH VIII 

LEONARD HENRY BROOKS - son of Benjamin H. Brooks (Hen- 
b. July 1,1912 in Kansas City KS ry , Ben j , David) 

d. July 19,19 70, bu in Manitou Springs, CO 
m. Leta Mae Eastham Jan 23,1934 in Kansas City,KS 

b. Mar 2 3,1915 
m. 2nd Elva R. Fyfee Mar 28,19 75 
Living in Peyton, Colorado (19 76) 
Leonard was a sheep buyer and feeder, lived in Kansas 

^^^^'^^ Children: LOUELLA, LINDA, LEONARD, LARRY, LANA,LELAND, 

LYLA,LYNN and LEONORA. 
LOUELLA MAE BROOKS - dau of Leonard H.Brooks (Benj , 

b. Sept 4, 1934, Kansas City Henry , Benj , David) 

m. Leo L. Betzold Aug 20,1951 in Scott City,KS 
b. Nov 13,19 31 

Living in Scott City,KS 

Children: Michael L. ,Mark W. , Morris R. , Monica M. , 
Martha B., and Richie A. 
LINDA BROOKS - dau of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. 19 39; d. in infancy 

LEONARD HENRY BROOKS, Jr. - son of Leonard H.Brooks 

b. Jan 23,1940 in Kansas City,KS 

m. Ethel, in 1962 in Minot,ND; Divorced in 19 71 
b. Jan 1940 in Minster, ND 

Living in Wisconsin (19 76) 

Children: ROBERT, BARBARA ANN, BRENT ALAN 
LARRY RAY BROOKS - son of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. Sept 29,1941 in Kansas City,KS 

m. Becky Johnson, June 11,19 76 

Living in Wichita, KS (19 76) 
LANA SUE BROOKS - dau of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. Jan 28,1945 in Kansas City,KS 

m. Stanley Willis Jantz, May 26,196 3 in Scott 
City.KS b. Sept 4,1941 

Living in Hoisington,KS (1976) 

Children: Carrie K. , Sheldon C. , Ashton W. , 
LELAND WALTER BROOKS - son of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. July 2 3,1947 in Kansas City,KS 
LYLA PATRICIA BROOKS - dau of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. Aug 23,1949 

m. Larry H. Phillips Feb 4,1969 in Garden City,KS 

Children: Heidi H., Bonnie B. , John J. 
LYNN ALAN BROOKS - son of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. June 30,1954 in Scott City,KS 

m. Barbara .... Feb 26,1972 in Colorado Springs, CO 
b. Feb 19,1956 in Texas 

Living in Dallas, TX 
LENORA ANN BROOKS - dau of Leonard H. Brooks 

b. April 12,1956 in Scott City,KS 

Living in Colorado Springs, CO (19 76) 



PART II CH VIII 257 

GEORGE WARREN BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks (Ben j .David) 
b. Mar 28,1877 in Fayette County, lA 

d. Sept 16,1958 in Claremore,OK, bu in Independence, MO 
m. Jennie June Taylor Feb 13,1901 in Leon,IA, dau of 
Benjamin Franklin and Permilia Ellen (Smith) Taylor of Iowa 
b. Dec 10,1881 in Decatur County, lA 
d. Apr 13,1938 in Kansas City,KS,bu in Independence 
George's parents moved to near Lamoni,IA when he was 
about ten years old. The families were friends of the Joseph 
Smith III family in Lamoni . George and Jenny farmed in Ander- 
son County, KS and then after a short time in Independence, MO, 
they moved to Kansas City where he was a Stock Man and Broker. 
Children: He lene, The Ima, Dorothy, Anita, Margaret , George 
HELENE MARR BROOKS - dau of George Brooks (Henry, Benj, 
b. Apr 3,1904 in Anderson County ,KS David) 

m. Dr. John "Wilbur" Green Sept 18,1926, son of 
John W. and Martha H. (Graham) Green 

b. Apr 8,1904 in Columbus, Cherokee County, KS 
d. Dec 20,196 7 in Tulsa, OK 
Helene has been interested in family history for many 
years and well remembers conversations with her Uncle Nathan 
"Nate" Brooks (David, Jonathan, David) , bom in 1839. Nate 
liked to talk about his life and members of the family in his 
younger years in Canada. Nathan's wife, Sarah Corless was a 
sister of Helene's grandmother Phoebe. Helene remembers seeing 
Joseph Smith III, son of the founder of the Mormon Church, 
when she was about five years old. He had white hair and a 
beard and she thought that he was God. One of Helene's prize 
possessions is a small chest of drawers that had belonged to 
her great grandparents, Benjamin and Nancy Olive (Harris) 
Brooks. In their care this chest had traveled from New York 
State, in the 1820s to Elgin County , Ontario, to Michigan and 
on to Iowa. 

Helene remembers that her father, George , used to enjoy 
confounding his family and friends by telling them that his 
great grandparents on his father's side were his great great 
grandparents on his mother's side. 

Paternal side - George, Henry , Benj amin, David 
Maternal side - George Phoebe, Nancy , Nathan, David 
Wilbur graduated from the Kansas City Western Dental Coll- 
ege (Univ. of Missouri) with the Degree of D.D.S. and estab- 
lished his practice in Claremore,OK. They rebuilt an old farm 
home into a beautiful place, a few miles from Claremore and 
named it "Green Acres". 

Children: Barbara, John and James 

Barbara Green - dau of Helene Brooks (George, Henry, 
b. July 7,1928 in Claremore, OK Benj , David) 

m. Sam Norvell Sloan, June 16,1949 in Claremore, 
son of Van Roy and Alice (Norvell) Sloan 

b. July 4,1924 in Fort Smith, AR 



258 PART II CH VIII 

Barbara is a graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma University, 
with a B,A. Degree in Education. Sam served with the 86th In- 
fantry Division, Blackhawk, during the Second WW, and attained 
the rank of Captain. Following that he attended the University 
of Arkansas, graduating with a B.A. Degree and then graduated 
in 1960 at the Univ. of Missouri Dental College with a D.D.S 
Degree. He practiced in Commanche,OK, for eight years, after 
which they moved to Claremore where they live (19 77) 
Children: Nancy and Sarah 

Nancy Sloan b. Apr 3,1950 in Claremore 

m. Robert Walker, Oct 9,19 72 
b. 1950 in Rogers County, OK 
Nancy attended Christian College, Columbia, MO. Robert is a 
graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma Univ. with a B.S. Degree and 
is in the Land Dept of the Peabody Coal Co. They live near 
Claremore and have one dau. 

Sarah Ann Sloan b. Jan 19,1954 

m. Brian Leavitt, Dec 8,1973 in Cardston, Alta. , 
Canada, son of Ray and Norma 

b. July 3,1952 in Cardston, Alberta 
Sarah attended the University of Arkansas for a year. 
Brian attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and is with 
a Co-op Store in Cardston in connection with the LDS Church. 

John Wilbur Green, Jr. - son of Helene Brooks (George, 

Henry , Benj , David) 
b. Jan 24,1930 in Claremore, OK 

m. Vema Mae Comif ord,Sept 17,1950, dau of Robert 
and Lillian (Hendricks) Comiford 

b. Dec 8,19 32 in Fayil,OK; Divorced in 1964 
m. 2nd Patty Jean Boyd, April 21,1965, dau of 
Walter L. and Maude (Mathews) Boyd of Claremore 
b. Aug 21,19 34 in Claremore 
John graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma University with 
a B.S. Degree and went on to Dental College in Kansas City for 
a D.D.S. Degree. He has a Dental practice in Claremore. 

Vema graduated from Northeastern Univ. of OK, with a 
Degree in Education and teaches in Tiawah , Oklahoma 
Children: John and Martha by Vema 

Roy by Patty 
John Wilbur Green III b. Jan 20,1952 in Chama,NM 

m. Sandi Meyers, Nov 5,19 73 
Martha Susan Green b. May 26,1953 in Claremore 

m. Charles Striplin, Oct 1973 

b in Rogers County, OK 

Roy Brooks Green b. Feb 20,19 74 in Tulsa, OK 

James Warren Green - son of Helene Brooks 
b. Oct 11,19 36; Not married 
James has a Master's Degree in Education from Northeastern 
Univ. of Oklahoma. He teaches English in the Tulsa Schools, 
enjoys Music and is active in Masonic Work. 



ence,MO, 



PART II CH VIII 259 

Lives near Claremore (19 77) 
THELMA LUCILLE BROOKS - dau of George Brooks (Henry B, 
b. June 26,1905 Benj , David) 

d. Nov 4,1920, in Kansas City.KS, bu in Independ- 



DOROTHY CORLISS BROOKS - dau of George Brooks 
b. April 25,1908 in Kansas City.KS 
d. April 22,1972 in Russellville,AR, bu there 
m. Carl George Edwards April 28,1929 in 01athe,KS 
b. ca 1903 in Sedwick County, KS 
Dorothy graduated from Homer Institute of Fine Arts 
Carl has remarried and has a law practice in Russellville. 
Children: Dorothy and Helene 
Dorothy Jane Edwards - dau of Dorothy Brooks (George, 

b. Nov 19 32; d. Mar 19 35. Henry B. , Benj , David) 

Helene Sue Edwards - dau of Dorothy Brooks 
b. June 8,1934 in Kansas City,KS 
m. Jerry Rush, Sept 1956; Divorced 
Helene is a Journalism Graduate of Texas Technological 
Univ. of Lubbock, TX, and is with the Arkansas Farm Bureau in 
Little Rock,AR. 

ANITA NELLE BROOKS - dau of George Brooks(Henry B. , 
b. July 9,1914 in Kansas City,KS Benj, David) 

m. Robert Martin Tattershall, Dec 1,19 30, son of 
Egbert Scott and Frances Katherine (Stagenberg) Tattershall 
b. Feb 3,1905 in Covington, KY 
Robert is retired from the Rock Island Railroad and they 
live in Kansas City,KS 

Children: Robert , Richard and Katherine 
Robert Martin Tattershall, Jr. - son of Anita Brooks 
b. May 28,1934 

d. Oct 21,1977, bu in the National Cemetery in 
Leavenworth, KS, Not married 

Richard Brooks Tattershall - son of Anita Brooks 
b. May 5,19 35; Not married 
He is a graduate of Kansas State Teachers College with a 
Degree in Education; is interested in dramatics and is an 
Insurance Salesman. Lives in Los Angeles, CA (19 77) 
Katherine Tattershall - dau of Anita Brooks 
b. July 8,1942 in Kansas City,KS 
m. Terry Patrick Hammons,Dec 13,1963; Divorced 
m. 2nd Phillip Norton, Oct 15,19 77 
Terry was an Office Manager and they lived in Kingman, KS 
Phillip is General Council for the Public Service Company 
of Kansas City,KS. 

Children: Three sons by Terry Hammons 
MARGARET LORAINE "Peg"BROOKS - dau of George Brooks, 
b. Aug 25,1917 in Kansas City Henry , Benj , David) 

m. Robert Aladar Tomshany, Mar 30,19 37 in the First 
Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, by Aladar T.Tomshany ,D.D. , 



260 PART II CH VIII 

father of the groom and pastor of the Church, son of Aladar 
and Elizabeth (Houston) Tomshany. Aladar, Sr. was a Czechoslov- 
aklan who came to the United States when quite young 
b. Mar 30,1918; d. 1945 in Italy 

Robert attended the Junior College in Kansas City, and 
was an accomplished musician. He was a Bomber Pilot and died 
on his last scheduled mission over Italy and Yugoslavia, from 
his base in Africa. He was awarded theDistinguished Service 
Cross . 

Margaret was a Private Secretary in a Tulsa Law Firm for 
twenty-five years. She lives in Tulsa, OK (1978) 
Children: Margaret and Robert 

Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Tomshany - dau of Marg- 
aret Brooks , (George, Henry ,Benj , David) 
b. Oct 4,19 38 in Kansas City,KS 
m. Donald Kelly, April 4,1961 in Tulsa, OK 
Maggie has a Master's Degree in Art from the University of 
Tulsa. Donald has a similar degree from Claremont, California. 
Maggie is a Folk Singer and appears in Concerts and on Radio. 
Children: Lydia and Megan 

Lydia Ann Kelly b. Sept 20,1964, Hollywood, CA 

Megan Brooks Kelly b. Mar 196 7, in Hollywood, CA 
Robert Aladar Tomshany, Jr. - son of Margaret Brooks 
b. June 22,1942 in Kansas City,KS 

m. Virginia Sue Rush, Nov 17,1962 in Tulsa, OK, dau 
of Bert Raymond and Ruth Naomi (Bossard) Rush 
b. Nov 27,1942 in Tulsa, OK 
Robert has a PHD Degree in literature from the University 
of Louisville ,KY and teaches in the College of the Ozarks in 
Branson, MO. He writes poetry, stories and novels. 
Children: Robert, John and Peter 
Robert Aladar Tomshany, III b. April 12,1965 

John Christian Tomshany b. Dec 26,1966 

Peter Rush Tomshany b. May 15,19 72 

GEORGE WARREN "Bud" BROOKS, Jr. - son of George Brooks 
b. Feb 20,1920, Kansas City,KS (Henry , Ben j , David) 

m. Zelma Throckmorten Dec 1944; Divorced 
m. 2nd Maxine "Gladys" (Hollenbeck) Monyhan in 1954. 
She has a son Robert Monyhan who is an English Professor in 
the State of New York Teachers College ,Oneonta, New York. 

George works for the Post Office Department in Tulsa, OK and 
has a farm near Caney,KS. No children 

NELLIE OLIVE BROOKS - dau of Henry Brooks (Benj , David) 
b. Jan 3, 1880 in Fayette County, lA 
d. May 16,1960 in Dinuba, California, bu there 
m. Walter F. Hardwick, June 8,1902 in Lamoni,IA 

b in Nova Scotia; d in Santa Barbara, CA 

Walter owned and operated a Lumber Yard in Dinuba, CA 
One adopted son, Jackson Brooks Hardwick 
b. 1915; d. May 30,19 35 in Dinuba 



PART II CH VIII 261 

JOHN WESLEY BROOKS - son of Henry Brooks (Benj ., David) 
b. Dec 11,1882 in Brush Creek, Fayette Co.,IA 
d. Apr 6,1953 in Los Angeles, CA, bu in Inglewood 
m. Blanche E. Reynolds Feb 2A,1907 in Colony, KS 

b. Jan 14,1888 in lA; d. Dec 21,1928 in lola, KS 
m. 2nd Nellie M. Hainmill 

Children: Rhea, Clifford, Frederick, Wayne and Vera 
RHEA CATHERINE BROOKS - dau of John W. Brooks 
b. Mar 8,1908 in Colony, KS 
m. Clyde H. Hamilton, May 27,1928 in Colony 
Children: Clyde R; Phyllis M; Jack B. 
Clyde Richard Hamilton b. June 3,1931 

m. Donna M. Hacket 
Phyllis Maxine Hamilton b. April 21,1934 

Jack Brooks Hamilton b. Sept 17,1944 

CLIFFORD WESLEY "Jeff" BROOKS - son of John W. Brooks 
b. Feb 2,1910 in Colony, KS 
d. Jan 11.1966, bu in Brea,CA 
m. Regina V. Derricks 

Children: BARBARA SUE, VICTOR WESLEY , STEPHEN WESLEY 
FREDERICK HENRY BROOKS - son of John W. Brooks 
b. June 1,1912 in Colony, KS 
m. Margaret Baker in Colony, KS 
Living in Wichita, KS 
Children: SANDRA and TERRY 
WAYNE REYNOLDS "Steve" BROOKS - son of John W. Brooks 
b. Mar 6,1916 in Colony,KS 
m. Dorothy Bemetta Rupp, Jan 3,1941 

b. Aug 9,1920 
Living in Ulysses, KS (19 78) 
Children: NANCY, STEPHEN LEE, JACOB WESLEY 
VERA "MAXINE" BROOKS - dau of John W. Brooks 
b. Oct 24,1918 in Colony, KS 

d. Aug 24,19 70 in Jacksonville, FL, bu in Arlington 
Cemetery, VA 

m. Richard F. Crocker, Jan 1942; Divorced 
m. 2nd W.L.Dungan, U.S. Navy Air Force 
Maxine was a Registered Nurse; No children. 
LYDIA BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks (David) 

b. 1839 in Muscatine County, Iowa; d 

m. Daniel Boardman, July 1.1858 in Fayette County, Iowa 
They homesteaded in Central Kansas, probably near Salina, 
reared their family, gained quite an affluence and at the time 
of Lydia's death, left a memory of integrity, kindness and 
goodness among the relatives and friends. 
Children: 
Benjamin Boardman m. Olive Oliver 

Children: Floyd and Ethel 
William Boardman m. Ida Webb 

Children: Gladwyn, Donald, Anita and another. 



262 



PART II 



CH VIII 



Herbert Boardman m. Florence Lash 

Children: Glenn, Dorothy and Kenneth 
Olive Boardman m. Jay Cole 

Children: Mac, Dallas and Francis 
SARAH J. BROOKS - dau of Benjamin Brooks (David) 
b. Nov 7,1840 in Muscatine County, Iowa 
d. Sept 26,1910, bu in Yakima (Union Gap) Washington 
m. William L. Hildreth, July 13,1858 in Fayette County, 
lA, son of Jonathan and Julia A Van Texel Hildreth, both of 
New York State 

b. Jan 10,1833 in New York 

d. June 11,1919 in Scio,Linn Co., OR, bu in North 
Yakima Cemetery, Union Gap,WA 

Children: Daniel , Curtis, John M. , Allen, Clara, Frank and 

Mary 
SEE William L. Hildreth for Continuation 



PART III 263 



CHAPTER I 



BAILEY 



The Bailey and Corless Families were connected by two 
marriages, which became especially interesting when we found 
a story of the Bailey Family titled "The Quest of Years", 
written by Eva Bailey Short which is basically a biography of 
the first forty-five years of her father Samuel Vaughn Bailey. 
It was published in 1928 and 1929 in the Sunday School Paper of 
the RLDS Church. 

The story starts in 1837, during the journey of the Bailey 
Family from Vermont to Michigan, and describes in some detail 
their experiences during the months required to travel by ox- 
drawn wagon. Roads as we think of them, were non-existent; at 
best, they were unimproved and were often impassable during 
rains. They frequently followed blazed trails, and often used 
a compass. Fish and game were plentiful and they took a cow 
along with them for daily milk supply. Their six children 
ranged from Mary, age 12, to George, an infant. Mary helped 
her mother in caring for the younger children and with food 
preparation. Samuel, age seven, helped his father in looking 
after the cow and the oxen, and in the myriad odd duties in- 
volved in maintaining their wagon home. Upon reaching Cold- 
water, they were directed to Butler Township, which they had 
learned of through a friend. 

Then followed the carving out of a homestead in the wild- 
erness, building a log cabin, clearing the land, the first 
winter. Eva told about the wild animals; the first sugar bush 
(i.e. the gathering of maple sap from the trees and boiling it 
down to make maple syrup and sugar); illness, the crops, the 
storms, growth of the children, death of the father; Samuel 
placed in a farm home forty miles away at the age of ten, near 
Athens, Michigan; his nearly fatal trip at the age of thirteen 
while driving a pair of oxen, hauling logs to a saw-mill in 
twenty below weather (-28 Celsius), return to his mother, his 
marriage, life in Minnesota, introduction to the Mormon faith, 
Indian War, return to Michigan, return to Coldwater at the 
request of Phoebe Corless to help establish a Church, acqu- 
aintance with the Corless families, children, death of his 
first and second wives (who were sisters) , marriage to Sarah 
Jane Corless, purchase of a home and farm in Butler, a forest 
fire, decision, and the end of the Quest - move to the Church 
Colony in Lamoni, Iowa. 



264 PART III CH I 

Elisha Bailey 

b. Feb 1801 in or near Boston, Massachusetts 
d. Aug or Sept 1840 in Branch County .Michigan 
m. Elizabeth "Betty" Vaughn, ca 1818 in Rutland County, 
Vermont, dau of Samuel and Ruth (Bowker) Vaughn 
b. Dec 7,1799 in Bridgewater,VT 

d. Apr 4,1851 in Leroy, Calhoun County, MI, bu in the Morgan 
Cemetery, Leroy, MI 

Both Elisha and Betty were New Englanders with English 
background. It is believed that, with their first five child- 
ren, they left Vermont in 1834, and that they lived in Adrian, 
Michigan for a time before going to Butler Twp, in Branch 
County. Some time after Elisha' s death Betty and her younger 
children moved to Leroy Twp, Calhoun County, MI. 

Children: Beth,Eliza,Samuel,Mercy, Janet , Oliver , George and 

Jeremiah 
Beth Elizabeth Bailey - dau of Elisha Bailey 

b. 1823/4 in Vermont; d. probably before 1870 

m. Joseph Hart, Apr 6,1840 in Butler Twp 
ra. 2nd William S. June, before 1850 
Eliza Mary Bailey - dau of Elisha Bailey 

b. 1825/6 in Vermont; d in Green Forest, AR 

m. Carlos Smith in 1842, son of Justin and Avis Smith 
b. ca 1811 in Vermont; believed to have been living in 
Leroy in 1846 

m. 2nd William S. June 

Four Children: Fidelia, Ruth C. , Chauncy J., and Chester H. 
Samuel Vaughn Bailey - son of Elisha Bailey 

b. Sept 30,1830 in Chittenden Twp, Rutland County, Vermont 
d. Mar 25,1908 in Lamoni,Iowa and bu there 
m. Helen Barber, ca 1849, dau of Nelson and Betsy (Rock- 
well) Barber, who are believed to have been in Connecticut, ca 
1800. The family moved to Athens, Michigan about 1845 

b. ca 1831, in New York; d. ca 1856 in Leroy, MI 
m. 2nd Sarah Margaret Barber, Oct 6,1857 in Leroy, MI, a 
sister of Helen. 

b. Sept 17,1841 

d. Mar 11,186 7 in Quincy Twp, bu in Quincy 
m. 3rd Sarah Jane Corless, Mar 1,1868 in Coldwater,Mi, dau 
of Philander and Phoebe (Brooks) Corless 
b. Aug 27,1841 in Quincy Twp 
d. Feb 11,1926 in Lamoni,IA, bu there 
The early part of Samuel's life is outlined in "The Quest 
of Years" above. He engaged in farming and lumbering, as did 
his father, and about 1860 he moved his family to Concord, MN. 
In 1862 he was baptized by E.G. Briggs, missionary for the 
Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints, and was ordained 
an Elder within the year. He returned to Athens , MI and then 
back to Branch County about 1864. He continued activity in the 
Church and usually attended the two general annual Church Con- 



PART III CH I 265 

ferences as well as the District Conferences at a settlement 
known as "The Colony" about a mile and a half southwest of the 
present day city of Lamoni,IA. Joseph Smith III headed a group 
of Churchmen who made a careful investigation of the "Colony" 
area with the view of establishing the Church Headquarters 
there. Samuel was pleased with the prospects and decided to 
move his family there at once. He bought a farm near the Col- 
ony, continued with his Church work, and in 1879 was instru- 
mental in having a railroad routed farther south than was 
planned. The Colony transferred its interests to the nearest 
point of the new railway and became a nucleus of a village 
later named Lamoni . Samuel sold his farm and became a partner 
in a hardware store, became a member of the first village 
council and was active in the material development of the 
village and in the governmental, educational and social needs. 
As early as 1890 he was active in the promotion of a College 
and one of his proudest moments came when he was asked to 
offer a prayer at the opening of Graceland College in 1901. 
His son Earl later paid the following tribute: "If I can so 
live that my children can speak of me as my father's children 
can of him, I shall feel truly honored. I shall not have lived 
in vain. I shall die content in the belief that the world is 
better by reason of my having lived in it." 

Children: Elvira and Ellen by Helen Barber 

Earl, Elnora, Eva and Briggs by Sarah Barber 
Metta,Cara, Clara, Blanche, Samuella and Vaughn by 
Sarah Corless 

Elvira Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 

b. 1852 in Athens; d. 1853 in Athens, MI 

Frances Ellen "Frankie" Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey 

b. Aug 5,1853 in Athens, MI 

d. May 4,1930 in Lamoni, lA, bu there 

m. Riley L."Rye" Brand, April 9,1873 in Branch County, 
MI, son of Nelson or Charles "Amos" and Clarissa(Clark)Brand 
b. 1853 in New York, possibly Genesse County; d 

They lived in Missouri and the story has been told that 
Rye knew Jesse James who became the notorious bank robber, and 
the Dalton Gang. Rye was a member of the wedding party of one 
of the Daltons. 

A dau Ruby, b. May 2,1880; d. Feb 2,1950, bu in Lamoni 
m. Mr. Banker 
Earl Douglas Bailey - son of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 

b. Apr 4,1860 in Kalamazoo County, MI 

d. Nov 25,1937 in Tulsa, OK 

m. Catherine Anna Harris, Jan 10,1880 in Lamoni, lA, dau 
of Peter Alexander and Almira (Cole) Harris from England. 

Earl was about eight years old when his mother died, and 
he has been quoted as saying that Sarah Corless became his 
mother when he was ten, and whatever he amounted to was be- 
cause of her love and care. 



266 PART III CH I 

They lived in Oklahoma and Missouri 

Children: Ava Earl, Samuel Harris ,Elnora May, Ellis Don, 
Evan Peter, Dean Stanley ,Elwin Cole, William Wallace , Sarah 
Elmira, Helen Katherine, Roy Barber and Ann Earlene 

Samuel Harris Bailey - son of Earl Bailey (Samuel, 

b. July 14,1883 Elisha) 

d. July 8,1951 in Kellerton,IA, bu in Lamoni,IA 
m. Myra I. ; b. 1883; d. 1971 

Helen Katherine Bailey - dau of Earl Bailey (Samuel, 
b. Oct 22,1904 in Sperry,OK Elisha) 

m. James Emmett Lancaster, Aug 18,1927 in Tulsa, OK 
b. Oct 8,1889 in Green Springs, MO 

d. Dec 27,1960 in Detroit, MI, bu in Independence, MO 
Children: James , Richard and Katherine 
James E. Lancaster, Jr. - son of Helen Bailey (Earl, 
b. July 8,1930 in Detroit Samuel, Elisha) 

m. Beverly Ann Moore, Mar 31,1956, dau of Ralph 
Wilfred and Violet L. (Skelton) Moore 

b. July 21,19 34 in Windsor, Ontario 
James is a Mathematical Analyst with the Chrysler Corp 
Richard Bailey Lancaster - son of Helen Bailey 
b. Aug 15,19 31 in Tulsa, OK 
m. Reta Russell, June 14,195 3 in Flint , MI 

b. June 1,19 31 in Omaha, NB 
Richard is the President of Simpson College, lA 
Elnora Sarah Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 
b. June 25,1862 in Concord, MN 
d. Feb 1, 1908 in Independence, MO 
m. Ellis Short, Oct 16,1883 
b. Oct 16,1848 in Knox Co., IN 
d. June 12,1929 in Independence, MO 
Eva Margaret Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 
b. Mar 6,1864; d. Mar 7,1928 in Independence, MO 
m. Ellis Short, Dec 14,1908 
Briggs Bailey - son of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 

b. June 1,1866; d. May 1,186 7, bu in Quincy, Michigan 
Metta E. Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey 
b. Jan 6,1869 in Branch Co., MI 
d. Mar 29,1869, bu in Quincy, MI 
Cara Bell "Carrie" Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey 
b. July 3,1872 in Branch Co. 
d. July 17,1924 in Drumright,OK, bu in Tulsa 
m. George Moore, Jan 1,1901 in Arkansas; 
Divorced Nov 16,190 7 

m. 2nd Carl Brand, July 17,1909, son of Charles Caldwell 
and Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Brand 

b. Sept 4,1881 in Coldwater, Michigan 
d. June 17,1957 in Sapulpa,OK 
Carrie graduated with the first public school class in 
Lamoni,Iowa, and taught in the grade school there for ten yrs. 



PART III CH I 267 

Carl was a machinist 

Children: Earl, Donna and Charles 

Earl "Wayne" Moore 

b. Jan 7,1903 in Lamoni.IA; d. 1919 in Tulsa, OK 

Wayne glimpsed a police car while on his way home 
from school, and ran around a building to see what was happen- 
ing. He was mistaken for a trespasser and was shot by a pol- 
iceman. 

Donna Vaughn Brand 

b. Mar 28,1911 in Lansing, Michigan 

m. R.C. Sikes, Apr 3,19 38 in Bristow,OK, son of David 
Mathew and Julia (Cockran) Sikes 

b. June 5,1911 in Waco,TX; d. Oct 6,1976 in Tulsa, OK 
Donna retired after forty-five and one half years with 
the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. 

R.C. was a truck driver. Donna lives in Tulsa, OK ,(19 77) 
Charles Clifford Brand 

b. May 7,1912 in Lansing, MI; d. Aug 23,1943 in Tulsa 
not married 
Clara Phoebe Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 
b. July 1,1874 in Butler Twp, Branch Co., Michigan 
d. Mar 17,1955 in Lamoni,IA, bu there 

m. William Harvey McElroy, Nov 20,1895, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Vaughn McElroy 

b. 1874; d. 1959, bu in Lamoni,IA 

Children: Vaughn and Clara Vivian 

Vaughn McElroy b. Nov 19,1896 in Ringold County, lA 
m. Marjorie Kester, June 20,1924, dau of Charles and 
Eva (Baker) Kester from north eastern Wyoming 
b. M^y 25,1905 in Neligh,NE 
Living in Lamoni,IA (19 77) 

Children: Sara Jane, Marjorie Ellen, William Vaughn 
Eva Ruth and Robert Anthony 
Clara "Vivian" McElroy b. Feb 13,1901 in Lamoni,IA 
m. Lyman Tully Johnston, Nov 6,1925 

b. Dec 3,1902; d. ca 1970, bu in Blockton,IA 
Children: Lyman Tully , Beverly Vivian, Mary Arlene , 
Phoebe Kathryn and Barbara Louise 
Blanche C. Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 
b. Apr 14,1878 near Lamoni,IA 
d. Sept 28,1879, bu in Lamoni 
Samuela Vivian Bailey - dau of Samuel Bailey 
b. July 5,1882 in Lamoni, I A 

d. June 27,1967 in Leota,KS, bu in Scott Co., Cemetery 
m. George B. Kelly, Oct 20,1904, son of William H. and 
Nancy E. (Campbell) Kelly 

b d in Leoti, Kansas 

Lived in Lamoni, lA 

Children: Charlotte, Harl, Sarah, Bailey and John 



2^8 PART III CH I 

Vaughn Corless Bailey - son of Samuel Bailey (Elisha) 
b. May 15,1885, Lamoni,IA 
d. May 13,1955 in Independence , MO 
m. Lida Hayer, dau of Lorenzo and Bertha Ann(Danielson) 

Children: Barbara, Bruce, Morris, Dudley and John 
Mercy Bailey - dau of Elisha Bailey b. ca 1831 

Janet Bailey - dau of Elisha Bailey b. ca 1833 

Oliver James Bailey - son of Elisha Bailey 

b. May 7,1835 in or near Adrian, MI, where his parents 
lived for a short time before going to Branch County 
d. Sept 1,1897 in Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa 
m. Olive Curtis, Apr 16,1866 in Branch County, MI, dau of 
Silas Curtis and a sister of Phoebe Curtis, wife of George B. 
Corless of Branch County. They were married by William H. 
Reynolds with Samuel and Sarah (Corless) Bailey as Witnesses 

b. Mar 29,1839 in Quincy,MI; d in Lamoni 

Olive's parents went to Branch Co., from Pompey, Onondaga 
Co., NY ca 1837 

Oliver served in I Company, 15th Michigan Infantry, during 
the Civil War. He and Olive went to Iowa about five years be- 
fore Samuel. They met Samuel and his family at the train in 
Leon, Iowa and took them to their new home, a ride of perhaps 
six hours in a farm wagon, over unimproved roads. 
Children: Albert , Martha, Roma, Asa, Oliver, Jr. 

Asa (d. in infancy) 
Oliver James Bailey, Jr. - son of Oliver Bailey (Elisha) 
b. Aug 19,1877 in Fayette Twp, Decatur County, Iowa 
d. May 16,1958 

m. Lulu Long Corless, Aug 11,1914, widow of Erwin Cor- 
less; Divorced in 19 34 

m. 2nd Pluma Olive Pruit, in 19 37 

Oliver worked on the Railroads in Wyoming and Montana 
Children: Margaret 0., Arthur L. , Wayne W. ,by Lulu 
Margaret Olive Bailey m. Thomas Kennedy 

m. 2nd John Kennedy, a cousin 
o f Thomas . 

Children: Elizabeth M. , Douglas, Thomas J., by Thomas 
George H. Bailey - son of Elisha Bailey 

b. Mar 7,1837 in Butler Twp; d. Dec 14,1893 in Lamoni 
m. Susan Hathaway, Nov 4,1862 in Leroy, Michigan 
b. Oct 4,1844 in Pittsford, Butler County , Vermont 
d. April 18,1882 in Lamoni 
Children: Adell A; Herbert E; 

George C. b. Dec 1,1868 in MI 
Cassius E. b. ca 1878 
Jeremiah E. Bailey - son of Elisha Bailey 

b. ca 1840 in Butler Twp, Branch County , Michigan 
He enlisted in Company I of Merrill Horse in Battle Creek, 
MI, Aug 26,1861, and Army records listed him as missing on 



PART III 



CH I 



269 



June 11,1862 in Fayette County, Missouri. Merrill Horse was a 
Missouri Regiment of which Companies H, I, and L were organ- 
ized in Battle Creek, MI 



V < »»^i^«l^/<K««h-w^nintsei7?uta>efj«;;A;iP9U«< 




¥ 




Samuel V. Bailey 



270 



Part III Ch II 

WILLIAM CHARLTON 



Pi 





>. 






c 






c 


(0 




<u 


fH x: 


m 


^ 


.H to 

0) 1—1 


e 


X 


i-> 3 C 




• 


w (u nJ 




n 


w m Q 



Q 




c 




s 




(U 


OJ 


^ 


■ 


0) 


•H 


z 


e 


^ 


C 3 


o 




o 


C --1 


s 




• 


g5 







to 






J<J 






o 


M 




o 


W 


• 


u 


hJ 


a 


m 


s 




M 



o 
■a 

Q) tH C 

> to CO 
•H l-l .-H 
O Wi 



o o o o 



c 
x: 
o 

•-! 
^^ 

c 
o 



to 
u 



c 

PC 



c 
u 

13 



x: 
o 
•a 
c 
to 
Vl 
o 

•a 

c 

0) 

u 

T3 



►J 



g 



x: 
00 

3 

to 
o 



x: 














M 






■u 














0) 






M 


e 












JJ 






O 


to 


>% 






.-1 




tn 






S 


•H 


(U 




c 


(U 




<u 


>. 


to 


4-> 


i-H 


r-l 


to 


o 


•H 




> 


XI 


u 


c 


i-H 


Cfl 


> 


to 


c 


>-. >— 1 


E 


to 


<u 


•H 


tu 


1— 1 


CO 


to 


1 


>^ 


CO 


.-1 


3 


3 


3 


w 


-D 


Q 


M 


U 


u 



•H B 
3 < 



4-1 






0) 






^ 


c 




Vj 


•H 




(U 


4-1 




CQ 


tn 


>> 


• 


3 


O 


s 


< 


OS 



CO 



g 





« 




« 




u 


w 


QJ * 


J=i 


4-1 * 


o 


en * 


p 


a) C >-. 


M 


> ° -a 


CQ 


• 


>^ -H CO 


u 


M W U 



o 




bO 


CO 


(U 


B 


^ 


•H 


o 


E 


o 


0) 


s 


x: 





>, 




(U 




.H 




1-1 




O 




O 




3 




P^ 








Vl 




CO 




5C 




• 




S 




B 




O 




09 




0) 




0) 




-J >, 




(U 


>% 


to .H 


a> 


C .H 


.H 


M O 


to 


- O 




3^. 




to < 


CO 


•a 


x; 


B a> 


4-1 


CO > 


c 


U -H 


•H 


60 rH 


U 


o 


o 


CO 


CJ 






'u . 




tu E 


• 


4J 


E 


tn 




QJ >% 


c 


> -s 


£ 


-H e 


o 


>% CO 


>-) 


W o 


•K 


■K * 




* * 




* 






CO 




en 






to 




o 


CO 


(U 


* 




u 




o 


^ 


iH 




5^ 


<u 


c 


u 


4-1 


U 


c 


to 


XI 


o 


CQ 


&> c 


CO 


X 


4-1 


4J 


E 


• 


E CO 


6 


o 


tu 

CQ 


3 


•H 



PS 




>> 

to 


S 


• 

E 


V-i 
CQ 


O 




• 


•-) 




w 



E 

CO to 4J 

to -H T-i U 

E l-l C (U lU 0) 

O <-! X: to 4J J3 

X -H o 15 to 3 

fri :s ^ < Ui S 



PART III 



271 



CHAPTER II 



CHARLTON 



There were four Brooks-Charlton, one Whaley and one 
Woolley-Charlton marriages. 

The De Charltons, being Hueguenots, reportedly fled France 
about the middle of the 17th Century because of widespread 
religious persecutions, went to Holland, Germany and then to 
England. John Henry Charlton came from Newcastle-on-Tyne, 
England to Nova Scotia in the mid 1750s where he was given a 
grant of 2 whole lots or 1000 acres from Annapolis to Bay of 
Fundy. It was of unbroken forest near Lawrencetown,Wilmot Twp, 
Annapolis County. By 1765 he had cleared fifty acres of lots 
26 and 27, had a stock of twenty-five head of homed cattle, 
and had built the first saw-mill in that section of the count- 
ry, for which he obtained a bounty offered by the Government 
in 1766. It was situated midway between the old Post and 
Brooklyn Roads, on a stream generally known as Palmer's Brook. 
John Henry had owned land with his brother James but after 
1789 his name disappeared from the tax records and a Family 
Genealogy said he went to Canada 
John Henry Charlton b. 1723; d. 1816 

m. Mary Crane in 1762 of Morton, Kings County, Nova Scotia; the 
Crane Family had come from Connecticut, 
b. 1739; d. 1815 

Children: All bom in Wilmot Twp, Nova Scotia 
Experience , Aaron, Mary , James , Charlotte , Isabella, Robert , Henry 
Experience Charlton - dau of John H. Charlton 
b. 1762; d. 1851 

m. Simon Belong 
Aaron Charlton - son of John Henry Charlton 



Jonathan Woodbury, son of Foster 
Isaac Dodge 
Amy Nichols 
Mark Simpson 
Edward Thome Young 
No 

Mary Charlton - dau of John Henry Charlton 
b. 1767 d. 1843 

m. Charles Worthylake 
James Charlton - son of John H. Charlton 

b. 1768 d. 1846; m. Sarah Simpson in 1784 



b. 1765 




d 


1838 


m. Grace Dunn 








Children: 








Elizabeth 


b. 


1793 


m. 


Letitia 


b. 


1795 


m. 


Henry Dunn 


b. 


1797 


m. 


Sarah 


b. 


1799 


m. 


Mary 


b. 


1801 


m. 


Edward 


b. 


1805 


m. 



272 



PART III 



CH II 



Children: Ten as follows 



Mary b. 1785; 

Henry b. 1788 

James b. 1790 

Silas Crane b. 179 3 

Elizabeth b. 1795 

Charlotte b. 179 7 

Charlton Sabean,J.P, 

William b. 1799 

Harris b. 1802 

Thomas b. 1804 

Sarah b. 1807 



m. Henry Grant 

m. Catherine Gardner 

m. Rachel Graves 

m. Ann Graves 

m. No 

m. Mr. Dunn 

m. 2nd Benj . Sabin, father of 
of Dist. of Claire, Digby County 

m. Lydia Marshall 

d. 1805 

m. Ann Kathems 

m. Cornelius Brooks 

m. 2nd Peter Mosher 



Charlotte Charlton - dau of John Henry Charlton 
b. 1773; d. 1871 
m. Andre Beals 
Isabella Charlton - dau of John H. Charlton 

b. 1775 d. 1850 m. Henry Grant of Weymouth 
Robert Charlton - son of John H. Charlton 

b. 1778 d. 1874 m. Elizabeth Starrat in 1806 
Henry Charlton - son of John H. Charlton 
b. 1770 d. 1835 in Brockville, Ontario 
m. Mary Brown, an Irish girl from New York 
Henry went west from Nova Scotia and worked on the Boats 
between Montreal and Kingston, as a Ships' Carpenter. During 
this time he met Mary and it is believed that they were marr- 
ied at Coteau du Lac, Quebec, where five of their children were 
bom. However, they also lived in Gatineau,Que. , and in 
Harrowsmith, Ontario for a time in the early years of their 
marriage. Three more children may have been bom in Kingston. 
It is believed that in later years they moved from Kingston to 
Brockville, Ontario . 

Children: John, Thomas, William, Hannah, Ab ram, Peter, Maria and 

Charlotte 
Ab ram, Peter, Hannah and Maria came to settle in Yarmouth 
Township, Elgin County in the 1830s. At that time most of the 
County was still a Virgin Forest of maple, oak and pine. The 
Charltons and Deos were friends and neighbors in the Kingston 
area. These Charltons walked from Kingston, bringing their 
belongings in carts, to pioneer new territory as their grand- 
father had done in Nova Scotia. 

John Charlton - son of Henry Charlton (John H.) 
b. 1799 m. Maria Deo 

They lived in Portland Twp., Frontenac County 
Children: Five sons and three daughters 
Thomas Charlton - son of Henry Charlton (John H.) 

He and his family remained in the Kingston area (Front- 
enac Co.) 

William Charlton - son of Henry Charlton (John H.) 



PART III CH II 273 

b. Aug 21 1804 in Coteau du Lac, Que 

d. Jan 19,1903, bu in Mapleton, Ontario 

m. Amy Deo in Kingston, Ont . , a widow of Mr. Storms (no Ch) 

b. Nov 19,1809; d. July 21,1875, bu in Mapleton Cem. 
After several of their children were born they traveled 
by wagon from Harrowsmith, Ont., to Elgin County in 1838, and 
bought 180 acres, north of Mapleton, Yarmouth Twp , for about 
a dollar an acre in 18A0. 

Children: Sylvester, Peter, Christopher, William, Charlotte, 
Leonard, Maria, John R. , Hannah, Dennis ,Ab ram and Miles 
Sylvester Charlton - son of William Charlton (Henry , 
b. July 15,1829 John H.) 

d. Nov 20,1901, bu in Springfield 
m. Malinda Brooks, Oct 30,1851, dau of Daniel and 
Polly (Chase) Brooks 

b. Oct 25,1830 in Elgin County 
d. July 30,1903, bu in Springfield 
Children: Amy ,Iantha, Charles W. , John A., Betsy M. , 

Luthera and Simon Peter 
Amy Charlton - dau of Sylvester Charlton (Wm., Henry, 
b. Sept 4,1852 John) 

d. Sept 22,1854, bu in Mapleton Cem. 
lantha Charlton - dau of Sylvester Charlton (Wm. , Henry , 
b. Aug 13,1854; d. Aug 31,1862 John) 

Charles William "Bill" Charlton - son of Sylvester 

Charlton, (Wm. , Henry, John) 
b. Aug 27,1857, N. Yarmouth Twp. 
d. Mar 28,1945, bu in Springfield 

m. Emma Mary Mann, Nov 12,1879, dau of Jesse M. and 
Martha Mann. Jesse was a Ships Officer. Emma was two years 
old when she came from England. 

b. May 11,1861 in Liverpool, England 
d. July 14,1937, bu in Springfield 
Children: Jessie, Lena, Charles C. , Celia, Luthera 
and William C. 
Jessie Melinda Charlton - dau of Charles W.Charlton 
b. 1880 in S.Dorchester Twp 
d. 1905, bu in Springfield 
Alena "Lena" Charlton - dau of Charles W. Charlton 
b. Apr 13, ca 1882; d. Apr 1,1976, bu in Aylmer 
m. George W. Demaray, son of William and Mary 0. 
(Woolley) Demaray. 

b. 1876; d. 19 39, bu in Aylmer 
Children: a dau Clara 

m. Walter Patterson d 

m. 2nd Mr. Hollingsworth; Divorced 
Clara lives in Florida (1978) 
Charles Clifton Charlton - son of Charles W. Charlton 
b. 1886; d. Sept 31,1947, bu in Springfield 

m. Helen G. Kennedy, ca 1913 of Rochester, NY 



2 74 PART III CH II 

b. 1893; d. 1968, bu in Springfield 
Children: Dorothy and John Leonard 
Dorothy m. Clinton Kipp; living in Aylmer (1978) 
John m. Faye Munroe; living in Toronto (19 78) 
Celia Charlton - dau of Charles W. Charlton 
b. 1888 in S. Dorchester Tw]) ; 
d. 1940, bu in Aylmer 
m. Clayton Simpson, ca 1911 

b. 1882; d bu in Aylmer 

Children : Ivan and Stuart 

Ivan Simpson b ; m. Hazel Gamham 

Children: Carol m. Glen Martin 

Nancy m. Richard Ricketts 
Stuart Simpson b. 1918; d. 1947, bu in Aylmer 

m. Edna White 

Children: Kenneth and Raymond 
Luthera "Lulu" Charlton - dau of Charles W.Charlton 
b. Oct 29,1900 in S. Dorchester Twp 
d. ,1964, bu in Aylmer 

m. Fred Lindsay, July 21,1925, son of Wm. George 
and Elizabeth (Papineau) Lindsay, and a cousin of William 
James Lindsay. Fred living in Aylmer (19 79) 

b. May 5,1899 in Corinth, Ontario 
Children: Margaret and William 
Margaret Emma Lindsay - dau of Lulu Charlton 

b d. Mar 1977, bu in Plattsville,Ont. 

m. Arthur Perry. One son David 

William Charlton Lindsay - son of Lulu Charlton 
m. Shirley Dillon 

Children: Robert , William F; Gail A; William B; 
Susan, Angela M; Donna J; and John C. 
William "Clayton"Charlton - son of Charles W. Charl- 
b. Nov 6,1904 in S.Dorchester Twp ton 

m. Aura Catherine Young, dau of Henry and Ada 
(Shively) Young of Malahide Twp. 
b. April 15,190 3 
They moved to St. Thomas after retiring from farm- 
ing; living there in (19 78) 
No children 
John Albert Charlton - son of Sylvester Charlton (Wm. , 
b. June 29,1860 Henry, John H.) 

d. Dec 17,1937, bu in Springfield 
m. Corintha Ann Whaley, Feb 14,1889, dau of Lyman 
and Sarah (Burgess) li^ialey and grandau of Laura (Corless) 
Whaley. b. 1859; d. 1939, bu in Springfield 

No children 
Betsey Marie Charlton - dau of Sylvester Charlton(Wm. , 
b. Sept 1,1862 Henry, John H.) 

d. Oct 14,1937, bu in Springfield 



PART III CH II 275 

m. William Leeson, May 25,1881; believed to have 
been a son of William and Sarah Ann Leeson from England 

b. Sept 17,1860; d. Dec 10, 1910, bu in Springfield 
They farmed near Springfield 
Children : Tyler and Ina 
Tyler Leeson - son of Betsey Charlton 
b. 1882; d. 1965, bu in Springfield 
m. Emma Gracey 

b. 1882; d. April 1976, bu in Springfield 
They lived for a time in Cleveland, Ohio 
Children: Harold, Grace and Edna 
Harold Charlton Leeson b. 1907; d. 1912 
Grace Leeson b. 1909 

m. Charles Purdy Lives in Aylmer (1977) 

Edna Leeson b 

m. Allan Mclntyre Lives in Aylmer (19 77) 
Ina Beatrice Leeson - dau of Betsey Charlton 
b. 1885; d. 19 73, bu in Aylmer 

m. Harvey Milton Woolley in 1905, son of Joseph M. 
and Rosannah (Shook) Woolley of S. Dorchester Twp 
b. 1881; d. 1971, bu in Aylmer 

Children: Violet ,Beulah and Morgan 
SEE Harvey Woolley for Continuation 
Luthera Charlton - dau of Sylvester Charlton, (William, 
b. Nov 1,186 7 Henry, John) 

d. Mar 1,1891, bu in Springfield 
Simon Peter "Sime" Charlton - son of Sylvester Charl- 
b. Mar 6,1868 ton, (Wm;Henry, John) 

d. Mar 1,1948, bu in Springfield 

m. Alberta Hewer, Dec 14,1892, dau of Thomas and 
Clarinda Hewer of Tillsonburg 

b. Feb 6, 1872 in Delmer, Ontario 
d. Feb 16,1961, bu in Springfield 
They lived near Springfield 
Children: Ross, Mildred and Stanley 
Ross Norval Charlton - son of Simon Charlton 

b. May 21,1897; d, June 6,1963, bu in Springfield 
m. Merle Anger, June 21,1920 
Merle lives in St. Thomas (1978) 
Children: Helen Lucille Charlton, not married 
Marjorie Elizabeth Charlton 

m. Joe Costella, lives nr Hamilton, Ont. 
Mildred Charlton - dau of Simon Charlton 
b. June 2,190 3 

m. Martin Froud, Mar 30,1929; lives in Toronto, Ont 
Dau. Audrey m. James Wilson 
Stanley Charlton - son of Simon Charlton 
b. Jan 10,1908 
m. Dorothy Utman, Oct 8,1932 

b. June 2,1912 in Cumberland, WI 



2 76 PART III CH II 

Living near Springfield (19 77) 

One son - Donald b. June 1,19 34; m. Joan Flood 
Peter Charlton - son of William Charlton (Henry, John H.) 
b. 1830 in Ontario; d. 1925, bu in Springfield 
m. Elizabeth Clara "Betsy" Brooks in 1852, dau of 
Daniel and Mary (Chase) Brooks 

b. 1831 in Malahide Twp ; d. 1904, bu in Springfield 
Children: Sylvester, Simon and Camby 

Sylvester Charlton - son of Peter Charlton(Wm; Henry, 
b. 1855 in Elgin County John) 

d. 1940, bu in Springfield 
m. Hannah Elizabeth Hewer, Dec 1881 

b. 1860; d. 19 35, bu in Springfield 
They farmed north of Springfield 
Children: Melvin, Ethel, Norman, Leland and Milton 
Melvin "Austin" Charlton - son of Sylvester Charlton 
b. Nov 27,1879 (Peter,William,Henry , John H.) 

d. July 12,1896, bu in Springfield 
Ethel Loviola Charlton - dau of Sylvester Charlton 

b d. Dec 25 ; m. John Dawes 

Children: Viola, Lawrence, Ila, Stewart , Myrtle 
Norman Garfield Charlton - son of Sylvester Charlton 
b. 1883 in Springfield; 
d. 1958, bu in Springfield 
m. Edna E. Rutherford, dau of Thomas and Elmira 

(Flemming) Rutherford 

b. 1883; d. 1962, bu in Delmer Cemetery 
Norman served in the Army during First World War. 
Children: Benjamin and Elizabeth 

Benjamin R. Charlton - son of Norman Charlton(Syl- 
vester,Peter,William,Henry , John H. ) 
b. Jan 13,1905, in Dereham Twp, Oxford Co.,0nt. 
d. Oct 13,1967, bu in Delmer Cemetery , Oxford Co. 
m. Rosalie Mary Rourke, Sept 19 36, dau of 
Michael and Delia Louise (Dickensen) Rourke, from Belle River 
and Amherstburg, Ont . , respectively. 

b. Aug 25,1906 in Amherstburg,Ont . 
Rosalie was a Bookkeeper and Accountant for 
years and later earned a B. A. Degree in Religious Studies at 
the University of Windsor. Living in Windsor (19 77) 
One child: 

Mary Louise, b. May 19,19 37; d. in infancy 
Elizabeth Charlton - dau of Norman Charlton 

b m. Fred L. Ross 

Living in Grand Rapids, Michigan (19 77) 
Leland R. Charlton - son of Sylvester Charlton, 

(Peter, William, Henry , John H.) 

b. 1892; d , bu in Toronto 

m. Eva Ferguson. She lives in Toronto 

One dau Ruby m. Donald Greenfield 



PART III CH II 277 

They live in Brantford, Ontario (19 77) 
Milton S. Charlton - son of Sylvester Charlton, 

(Peter, William, Henry, John H.) 
b. Oct 7, 1896 in S. Dorchester Twp 
d. May 4,1968, bu in Aylmer 

m. Clara Muriel Winter, Feb 14,1917 in S.Dorchest- 
er Twp, dau of Gabriel Place and Frances Jane (Wood) Winter 
b. Nov 9,1895; d. Mar 19,19 72, bu in Aylmer 
Milton took over the operation of his father's 
farm north of Springfield and carried on a dairy operation. He 
was the Clerk of S. Dorchester Twp, for thirty years. Clara 
taught in the Springfield School before marriage and they both 
taught Sunday School and supported the St. John's United Church 
all their lives. 

Children: Austin, Malcom, Wilfrid, Frederick, 

Clara and Marian. 
Austin Winter Charlton - son of Milton Charlton 
b. Feb 24,1918; m. Merle Budge, Aug 22,1942 in 
Owen Sound. Children: John, Milton and Murray 

Malcolm Keith "Mac" Charlton son of Milton 

Charlton b. Nov 2, 1920 

m. Helen M. Brown in 1943 in Mapleton,Ont . 
Children: Brian and Judith Ann 
Wilfrid Milton Charlton - son of Milton Charlton 
b. Dec 2, 1922; d. Jan 20,1968 

m. Margaret E. Beach in 1943 
Children: Karen and Paul 
Frederick Sylvester "Fred" Charlton - son of Milt- 
on Charlton b. Jan 29,1924 in Springfield 

m. Mary Elizabeth "Beth" White in 1947 

b. Mar 27,1924 
Children: Mary , Tom, Peter, Bill, Charlotte, Joyce 

and Heather 
Fred farmed with his father until 1947, when he 
bought the farm. It is anticipated that his sons will take 
over the place in 19 78. 

Clara "Jean" Charlton - dau of Milton Charlton 
b. Jan 14,1927 

m. Norman Jamieson McClintock in 1947 
Children: Patricia and Margaret "Peg" 
Marian Elizabeth Charlton - dau of Milton Charlton 
b. Nov 1,1929 m. George Dennis in 1951 

b ; d 1966 

Marian is a Doctor with a practice in Harriets- 
ville and Dorchester. Living in London (19 78) 

Children: Mathew, Gordon, Barbara and Susan 
Simon Charlton - son of Peter Charlton (William, Henry , 
b. Jan 4,1862 -^ohn H) 

d. Sept 5,1862, bu in Old Springfield Cemetery 
Camby Charlton - son of Peter Charlton (William, Henry , 



278 PART III CH II 

John H.) b. 1864; d. 1941, bu in Springfield 

m. Olive Augusta Woolley, ca 1886/7, dau of John 
Wesley and Melinda (Hegler) Woolley 

b. 1865; d. 1934, bu in Springfield 
Children: Clinton, Bruce , Herman, Wilfred, Warren G, Earl 
Clinton G. Charlton - son of Camby Charlton, (Peter, 
b. 1888; William, Henry, John H.) 

d. 1958, bu in Springfield 
m. Clara Stirton 

b. 1886; d. 1914, bu in Springfield 

m. 2nd Pearl Yokum 

b. 1887; d bu in Springfield 

Note: Clinton is buried between his two wives. 

He lived in Tillsonburg 
Several Children including Florence 
Wallace "Bruce" Charlton - son of Camby Charlton 
b. June 1889; d. 1950, bu in Putnam Cemetery 
m. Emily Boulding, April 1911 in S. Dorchester Twp 

b. April 1889; d. May 195 7, bu in Putnam 
They lived in S. Dorchester Twp, Elgin Co.,Ont. 
Children: Hazel and Emily 
Hazel Eileen Charlton b. June 1914 

m. William Lyons, Sept 1941 in S.Dorchester Twp, 
son of Harrison "Harry" Lyons, and Nephew of Homer Lyons 
Living in Belmont,Ont (19 78) 

One son: Charles Wallace Lyons, b. Jan 1947 
Emily "Margaret" Charlton 

b. May 1924; d. April 1965 
m. Maxwell Hevenor, Oct 1945 in Springfield 
Children: David, Margaret , Paul, Laurel, Norman and 
Scott 
Herman L. Charlton - son of Camby Charlton 
b. 1892; d. 1956, bu in Springfield 
m. Nettie Hevener b. 1894 

They farmed north of Springfield 
Children: Ivan and Kenneth 
Wilford Grant Charlton - son of Camby Charlton 

b. 1896; d. 1897, bu in Springfield 
Warren "Glen" Charlton - son of Camby Charlton 
b. 1902; d. 1961, bu in Springfield 
m. Alice Welch of London, dau of Edward Welch who 
was bom in Dut ton, Ontario. 

b. 1908; d. 1958, bu in Springfield 
m. 2nd Frieda Knowles , born in England and came to 
Ontario when young. 

Lived near Springfield; Frieda lives in Windsor, 
Ont (1977). Children: Ronald Wexford, Robert Glenn, Roderick 

Duane,Royce Ian and Katheryn Elaine 
Roderick Duane Charlton - son of Warren G. Charlton 
(Camby, Peter, William, Henry, John H.) 



PART III CH II 279 

b. Aug 29,1935 near Springfield 
m. Susanna Esther Evans, May 18,1957, dau of 
Clayton and Jessie (Gunn) Evans of Windsor, 

b. Dec 4,1936 in Windsor, Ont. 
Roderick received a BA Degree from Western Ont- 
ario University, London, Ont., in 1959. He is a High School 
Teacher in Windsor 

Four children: 

Gary Allen Charlton b. Aug 19,1958 in Windsor 

Attending University of Windsor 
Mark Douglas Charlton b. July 25,1960 

Gregg Evans Charlton b. Sept 1,1961 

Janice Elizabeth Charlton b. April 7,196A 
Edward "Earl" Charlton - son of Camby Charlton, 

(Peter, William, Henry, John H) 
b. Feb 23,1905 in S. Dorchester 
d. Oct 5,1966, bu in Springfield 
m. Edith West in 1928 in Aylmer, dau of James 
Nelson and Sarah Ann (Tinknell) West. James was born east of 
Mt .Salem, Ont . , of English parents. Sarah Ann came from 
Sommerset, England 

b. July 13,1906 in Malahide Twp 
Earl farmed in Malahide and he worked for the 
Michigan Central Railroad. Edith lives in Springfield (19 77) 
Children: Russell, James , Camby and Peter 
Russell Earl Charlton - son of Earl Charlton 

b. 1929; m. Donna Mae Pineo in 1953, of Sparta 
Russell is a Certified Public Accountant in St. 
Thomas (19 77) 

Children: Paul Russell and Donna Marie 
James "Leonard" Charlton - son of Earl Charlton 
b. 1934 

m. Gloria Ann Clifford in 1955 of Avon, Ont 
James is manager of a large store in St. Thomas 
Children: Nancy Lynn, Shelly Ann and William 
Leonard 
Camby "Max" Charlton - son of Earl Charlton 

b. 19 37; m. Charline Bennett in 1959 of Eden 
He is a School Principal in St. Thomas, Ont. 
Children: Constance Michelle , Cindy Marie & Mardi 
Peter "Wayne" Charlton - son of Earl Charlton 
b. 1941; m. Iva Jane Baughman in 1961 
He is an Ontario Provincial Police Officer. 
They live in Dut ton, Ontario 
One son - Jason Todd Charlton 
Christopher Charlton - son of William Charlton, (Henry , 
b. Oct 1,1832 -John H.) 

d. May 15,1838, bu in Mapleton, Ont. 
William H. Charlton - son of William Charlton 
b. 1835 in Kingston, Ontario 



280 PART III CH II 

d. Oct 3 or 31,1925, bu in Necropolis Cemetery E. of 

m. Isabella McLachlin, Oct 3,1861, dau of John and 
Isabella McLachlin of S.Dorchester Twp . The marriage record 
listed William as from Yarmouth; a newspaper clipping had the 
marriage date Sept 25,1861. 

b. 1839; d. 1922, bu Necropolis Cem. E. of Mapleton 
Qiildren: William and Amy 
William Frank Charlton 
b. 1864; d. 1941. 

Amy Isabella Charlton 

b. 1865; m. Daniel D. Finch 

She graduated from Alma College, St. Thomas, Ont. 

Children: Azel m. Ella Brown 

Clara m. Charles Ingram 

Lulu m. Stanley Simpson 

Charlotte A. Charlton - dau of William Charlton (Henry, 
b. Nov 11,1836 in Ontario; John H.) 

d. Feb 2,1929, bu in Springfield 

m. Charles Brooks, Dec 23,185 7, son of Daniel and 
Mary (Chase) Brooks 

b. Sept 30,1834 in Elgin Co. 
d. 1916, bu in Springfield 
Children : Wentworth , William, Wesley , Elva , Jason , Daniel , 

Amy , Sylvester, Camby and Clara 
SEE Charles Brooks for Continuation 
Leonard Charlton - son of William Charlton 

b. 1838; d m. Lucy Green 

He became a Doctor and practiced in Cleveland, Ohio 
Children: Minnie and Lulu 
Maria Charlton - dau of William Charlton (Henry, John H.) 

b. 1840 d m. Daniel McKenny 

They farmed near Springfield 
Children: Estella,Beulah and Dan 
John R. Charlton - son of William Charlton 

b. Sept 1842 (His marriage record gave birth date as 
d. 1932, bu in Mapleton 1835) 

m. Emily Jane Bray, Sept 27,1864 of Yarmouth Twp, dau 
of Thomas B. and Mary Bray 

b. Nov 1842; d. 1930. bu in Mapleton 

Children: Thomas , William, John, Ansel, Kate and Hubert 
Thomas B. Charlton - son of John R. Charlton, William, 

b. 1866 Henry, John H.) 

William G. Charlton - son of John R. Charlton 
b. 1868; d. Dec 17,1952 in Erin, bu in Everton 
He was a Minister and preached in the Disciple 
Church in Mapleton, Evert on, Hillsburg and Erin; was a Liberal 
Candidate for Parliament from Elgin County in 1917 and 1920. 
John Albert Charlton - son of John R. Charlton 
b. 1870 d 



PART III CH II 281 

Ansel Evrett Charlton - son of John R. Charlton, 
b. Mar 11,1872 (William.Henry , John H.) 

d. Sept 27,1951 
m. Edith Thompson 

b. 1876; d. 1951, bu in Aylmer 

Children: Edith, Katie , John, Ruth, Florence 
Edith Estella Charlton - dau of Ansel Charlton 
b. 1896; d. 19 75, bu in Necropolis Cemetery 
m. Claude Hoover, son of Albert Hoover 
b. 1884; d. 1967, bu in Necropolis 
Katie Charlton - dau of Ansel Charlton 

b. 1897; d. in childhood 
John Ansel Charlton - son of Ansel Charlton 
b. Mar 8,1899 
m. Luveda Brown 

b. June 13,1897; d. Dec 6,1975 
Children: Herbert, Ansel, Edna and Vera 
Ruth Charlton - dau of Ansel Charlton 

b. April 17,1903; Living in Aylmer (19 79) 
Florence Charlton - dau of Ansel Charlton 
b. 1914 
Kate Charlton - dau of John R. Charlton (Willi am, 

b. 1878; d. in childhood Henry, John H.) 

Hubert Charlton - son of John R. Charlton 
b. 1881; d. in infancy 
Hannah Charlton - dau of William Charlton(Henry , John H.) 
b. 1845; m. Duncan McGregor; both bu in Mapleton 

A Dau: Wilhelmina "Midget" m. Austin Meikle 
Dennis Charlton - son of William Charlton(Henry , John H.) 

b. Nov 1,1846; d. Jan 12,1862, bu in Mapleton 
Abraham(or Abram) - son of William Charlton 

b. 1849; d 

m. Mary Barrett, Dec 1872, dau of John P. and Martha 
Barrett. Marriage witnessed by James Soper and Miles Charlton. 
Abram was from Yarmouth Twp, and Mary from S.Dorchester, 
according to the marriage record; ages were 24 and 23. 

Children: Austin and Roy; they married Allen sisters. 
Austin's children were Allen, Keith, Clark and Gladys 
Roy's children were Willis, Ray , Marion and Ervin 

Miles Charlton - son of William Charlton(Henry , John H.) 
b. 1852; d. 1948, bu in Mapleton Cemetery 

m. Sophronia Brooks, Feb 7,1873 in S. Dorchester, dau 
of Jonathan and Nancy Jane (Wismer) Brooks. The marriage was 
witnessed by George Wismer and Abram Charlton. The marriage 
record indicated Miles was from Yarmouth and Sophronia from 
S. Dorchester. 

b. 1853; d. 1935, bu in Mapleton Cemetery 
They lived near Belmont, Ontario 
Children: Olive, Coral, Orlando and Ora 
Olive Charlton m. James Thompson 



282 PART III CH II 

Children: Carl, Hazel and John 
Coral Charlton m. Duncan Taylor 

Children: Herman and Grace 
Orlando Charlton m. Minnie Bates 

1881 - 1965 1885 - 1951, bu E. of Mapleton 

m. 2nd Mrs. Mabel Smith 
Children: Harold, Grace and Frederick 
Ora Charlton m. Penny Stuart 
Children: Four 
Hannah Charlton - dau of Henry Charlton (John H.) 

b. 1807; d bu in St. Thomas 

m. Dennis Deo in Kingston 

b. 1800; d. 1857, bu in Mapleton 
They lived near New Sarum, Elgin County , Ontario 
Children: Daniel Deo b. 1825 
Rebecca Deo b. 1826 
Thomas Deo b. 1835 

m. Nancy Taggart,Apr 17,1859 
Dennis Deo b. 1837 d. 1874 
George Deo b. 1841 d. 1910 
William Deo b. 1846 
Hannah M Deo b. 1851 d. 1923 

m. Elisha Phillips 
Benjamin Deo m. Priscilla Thomas 
Nancy , Elizabeth, Mary , Fernando, all died in 
infancy. Maud - no data found 

Abram or Abraham - son of Henry Charlton (John H.) 
b. Nov 18,1809 in Quebec; 
d. Dec 7,1879, bu in Mapleton 
m. Louisa Farrell 

b. Jan 16,1813; d. Apr 20,1884, bu in Mapleton 
One source indicated that Abram married Louisa Farrell 
in Kingston. The grave stone shows the name "Loviga". 

After five children were bom in Kingston, they drove to 
Elgin County by horse and wagon, and settled on a small farm 
near Lyons. Later he purchased 100 adjoining acres 
Children: Sara, Miles, Hi ram, Amos and Merritt 
Sara Charlton - dau of Abram Charlton (Henry, John H.) 
b. 1842; d. 1914 
m. William Deo 

b. 1846; d. 1923 
Children: Ethel Deo (1876-1964) m. Frank Grass 
Miles Charlton - son of Abram Charlton (Henry, John H.) 
b. 1844; d. Sept 1919, bu in St. Thomas 
m. Isabella Strong 

b. Jan 1860; d. Nov 1944, bu in St. Thomas 
Children: Amos ,Maynard, Wallace, Mabel and Eva 
Amos Charlton - son of Miles Charlton (Abram, Henry , 
m. Mildred John H.) 

m. 2nd Lillie Coombs 



PART III CH II 283 

Children: Pearl, Gertie, Miles, by Mildred 

Betty, Vera by Lillie 
Pearl Charlton m. Harry Matthews 

Gertie Charlton m. Walter Rolling 
Miles Charlton m. Anne 

Hiram Charlton - son of Abram Charlton (Henry, John H.) 

No data 
Amos Charlton - son of Abram Charlton (Henry, John H.) 
b. Dec 21,1849; d. Oct 28,1927 

m. Mary Jane Howey 

b. Aug 14,1848; d. Mar 17,1932 

Children: Clara, Nora, Edith and Harry 

Clara 1877-1959 m. James L. Anger; Three children 

Nora 1878-1962 m. James Martin; Three children 

Edith 1882-1958 m. Frank Maginnis No children 

Harry L. 1890-1963 m. Susan Pearl Gaming, 1892-1961 
Children: Wilena, Ross , Helen, LLoyd and Marion 
Merritt Charlton - son of Abram Charlton (Henry, John H.) 
b. 1852; d. July 19 35, bu in Aylmer 

m. Loretta Bliss 

b. 1857; d. Aug 1951 

Children: Bertha,Dora,Byron,Gordon,Grenville 
Peter Charlton - son of Henry Charlton (John H.) 

b. Sept 3,1812; d. April 5,1903, bu in Mapleton,Ont . 
m. Jemima Caughell, Nov 9,1834 in Yarmouth Twp (Micro- 
filmed record in Western Ontario University Library) 

b. Aug 28,1816; d. Sept 20,1882, bu in Mapleton 
Peter is believed to have been the first Charlton in 
Elgin County, arriving in 1831; and settled on the Mapleton 
Road east of Mapleton. 

Children: William, Robert, Mary, Abram, John, Sarah, Peter, 

Blanche 
William Wallace Charlton - son of Peter Charlton, (Henry , 

b. 1835 d John H.) 

m. Rhoda b. 1836 

Children: Ruth b. 1854 

Valet b. 185 7; 

d. July 14,1859, bu in Mapleton 
Robert Charlton - son of Peter Charlton(Henry , John H.) 

b. 1838 
Mary Charlton - son of Peter Charlton (Henry , John H.) 

b. 1839 
Abram Charlton - son of Peter Charlton 

b. 1841; d. 1849, bu in Mapleton 

John H. Charlton - son of Peter Charlton 
b. 1846; d. 1914 

m. Kate Brown 

b. 1849; d. 1907, bu in Necropolis, E. of Mapleton 
Children: Maude and probably Myrtle and Hazel 
Maude b. 1877; d. 1929, bu in Necropolis 



284 PART III CH II 

m. Harry A. Cloes 
Myrtle Charlton b. 1883 

d. 1966, bu in Necropolis; Not married 

Hazel Charlton b d. . . . m. Leopold McCauley 

Sarah A. Charlton - dau of Peter Charlton (Henry, John H.) 

b. 1847 d 

m. J.R. Thompson, Feb 2 7,1872 in S. Dorchester 
Peter Charlton - son of Peter Charlton (Henry, John H.) 

b. 1859 d 

Blanche Charlton - dau of Peter Charlton (Henry, John H.) 

b d m. Mr. Haight 

Children: William and Hazel 
Maria Charlton - dau of Henry Charlton (John H.) 
b. Sept 17,1814 at Coteau du Lac 
d. May 12,1883, bu in St .Thomas ,Ont 
m. Moses Hughes, Sept 15,1835 in Kingston, Ont. 
b. Dec 10,180 7 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire 
d. Feb 25,1903, bu in St. Thomas 
They settled on Concession 9 of Yarmouth Twp in 1840 
Children: j^^^ ^^^^^ Hughes b. May 28,1836 

William Henry Hughes b. Aug 19,1837 

James Barak Hughes b. April 22,1840 

Hector Fitzallen Hughes b. Aug 30,1843 
Howard Hughes b. Feb 8,1846 

Charlotte Charlton - dau of Henry Charlton (John H.) 
No data 

Believed to have married a Mr. Lewis and lived in New 
York State. 




Charlotte (Chase) Brooks 



PART III 285 



CHAPTER III 



CHASE 



The Chase lines were connected to the Corless lines by 
two marriages and to the Brooks lines by three marriages. 

The name Chase is believed to have been of Norman Origin, 
and there are Chase records in England back at least as far as 
the early 1300s. 

It has been said that the name was given to those people 
who lived in that part of the forest or park, termed "the 
chase", an open area used for the herding of deer and other 
game. 

There were many Chase families on this Continent in the 
Colonial days and books have been written about them and their 
descendants. However, our studies have not disclosed which if 
any, were antecedents of those connected to our lines. The 
three Chase girls who married into our lines in the early El- 
gin County , Ontario, days were said to have been related to the 
Royal Family of England. Whether they were descendants of Sir 
William Chase of Chesham, or of another line, we have not de- 
termined. Sir William was the High Steward of the Household of 
King Henry the VIII, died on 1544 and his son Richard, bom 
1537, married Lady Elizabeth Bouchiere. This latter couple 
were said to have been parents of the Chases who went to Amer- 
ica. 

We have many bits of Data which establish the facts that 
Chase and Brooks families lived near each other in Chester, 
Vermont, Chatham Township, Argenteuil County , Quebec, in Elgin 
County, Ontario and that they were acquainted with the Welch 
line in Michigan at a still later date. These facts include 
the following: 

Samuel Chase of Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, was 
appointed a Judge or Justice in 1791 and the 1800 Census lists 
him as a Windsor County resident. 

Walter Chase, Senior and Junior, appear on an Argenteuil 
County, Quebec land list in 1804. Remember that Lachute in 
Chatham Township was founded in 1796 by a group of Vermonters. 

Walter Chase, Jr., was on Lot 24, Range 1, in Chatham Town- 
ship, Argenteuil County in 1804 with three in the family. 

Walter Chase, with children Isabella, Walter and John, was 
named in an OC (Order in Council) Petition in Hawkesbury, 
across the Ottawa River from Chatham, in 1807. 

Records of the Estate of Col. John Robertson of Argenteuil, 
who financed some of the early settlers show that Walter Chase 
and son John owed money to the estate in 1810. 



286 PART III CH III 

Daughters Ann, Elizabeth and Mary, of Isabella (Chase) 
Lincoln, wife of Lemuel Lincoln, were baptized, Dec 26,1805 in 
Chatham Township by the Rev. Richard Bradford. 

Sponsors on the Baptismal Records for that day included 
Lois Chase, Mary Chase, John Chase and his wife Sarah (Bates) 
Chase and Persis (Harris) Bigelow. 

Elizabeth Lincoln, dau of Isabella (Chase) Lincoln, b.Feb, 
1789, married John Bates, right after the above mentioned 
Baptism; witnesses were Lemuel Lincoln and John Chase. 

A United Loyalist List (1784 - 1884) listed a Walter Chase 
with sons John and Walter in Argenteuil County 

Walter Chase was listed as one of the early Elgin County 
settlers, on the road east of Mapleton, now South Dorchester 
Township, along with David Brooks, George Woolley and George 
Allen. 

Walter Chase married Ann Secord in 1824 in the Anglican 
Church in St. Thomas, Elgin County. 

Walter Chase married Ann Deo, July 4,1843, in Elgin Coun- 
ty. She died April 21,1872 at age 78 and was buried in North 
Branch, Michigan. 

Charlotte Chase and David Brooks were married in 1824 in 
Elgin County. Their second son was named Walter Chase Brooks. 

Polly Chase and Daniel Brooks were married in 1828 in El- 
gin County. Their daughter Mary had a son named Walter Welch. 

Family legend says that Charlotte and Polly were sisters. 

Ann (Chase) Holman and her second husband, David Corless, 
were married in 186 3 in Elgin County. 

The gravestone in Springfield, Elgin County, for Daniel and 
Polly (Chase) Brooks also has the name Ann Corless, sister of 
Mary Brooks. 

A Deed Transfer, Jan 15,1844, Walter Chase of Dorchester 
Township, South Division, Elgin County, to his son John. 

John Chase, son of Walter Chase, b. 1819, in Elgin County, 
married Amanda Deo in May 1843 in Elgin, was in North Branch 
Township, Lapeer County , Michigan in 1856. He was described as 
a very strong man who made the round trip on foot, in a day, 
from North Branch to Lapeer to bring home 100 lbs. of supplies 
on his back. He joined the Union Army, was wounded, fell from 
a boat on the Ohio River and drowned in 1862. 

Walter Chase died Aug 15,1850, age 75 years, 7 months, 5 
days, bu in Mapleton Cemetery. 

Alfred Charles Chase, son of Walter Chase, bom 1824, was 
listed in the 1851 Yarmouth Township, Elgin County Census. He 
settled on Section of North Branch Township, Lapeer County, 
Michigan in 1854. He was a Blacksmith of unusual strength, and 
stories are told of the time at a local fair when he saw a man 
pick up an anvil by the horn with one hand and carry it some 
distance. When it came Alfred's turn he carried the anvil the 
same distance and brought it back. 

John Chase, age 81, and wife Elizabeth, age 83, were 



PART III CH III 287 

listed on the 1861, Yarmouth, Elgin County Census. 

George Albert Chase, son of John Chase, bom May 9,1844 in 
Elgin County, was also a pioneer in Lapeer County, MI, He and 
Daniel Welch were reportedly cousins. 

Charles Chase, son of John Chase, bom Sept 14,1847, in 
Dorchester Township, also went to Lapeer County. Stories were 
also told about his strength and that he would work at cutting 
timber in extremely cold weather. Daniel Welch worked for him 
in the period ca 1885-1889 and told about the few times when 
he was able to be on the up-wind side of the big saw so that 
Charles had to face the wind with the saw-dust in his eyes; 
that Charles would suddenly decide that it was too cold for 
man or beast and quit work for the day. 

Clara (Brooks) Campbell, bom 1881, said that she had an 
Uncle Al Chase. 

George Albert Chase and Daniel Welch (b.l857) were said to 
be cousins. 

The following paragraph was taken from a letter written 
by Minnie (Brooks) Stanton who was bom in 1881: 

"The Chase family came with four covered wagons from away 
down east of Toronto and bought small pieces of land around 
Blenheim. They brought 1 bull, 1 cow, 1 buck sheep, 1 ewe, 
1 rooster, 6 hens, etc. As they got older a lot of them sold 
out and went to the States and did well. Uncle Albert Chase 
came to Mother's for a few days and my father loaned him a 
horse and buggy to go to Mapleton about ten miles away and I 
went along for the ride. He had two or three old maid cousins 
living there. They made a big fuss over him and fed me candy 
berries. I sang songs for them and we stayed for supper. I was 
about five years old." 

The above facts obviously show close ties between the 
Brooks, Chase, Corless and Welch lines but proof of the exact 
relationships between the Chases has not been established. 

Again, the repeated use of given names such as Walter and 
John confuse the picture. 

Descendants of the North Branch, Lapeer County , Michigan 
Chases know that the line came from Elgin County, but do not 
have names, or data, preceding John who came over in 1855. 

The first Chase of our Corless lines was Polly who married 
Jesse Corless ca 179 7. As we do not know who her parents were 
or where she was bom, we cannot fit her into the above data. 



288 



Part III Ch IV 

RANSOM and LYDIA(WILDER) DEXTER 






W 

a 



c 
<u 
u 



J2 
U 

T3 
C 
CO 

u 
o 

c 

CO 

c 

a 

•H 

6 







u 






<u 


H 




> 


Pi 




CO 


U 


• 


x: 


CQ 


e 


CO 


O 






« 




W 



0) 



w 




H 


to 


W 


CO 


^ 


. 


N 


e <-> 


M 


o 


kJ 


• 


M 


>-) 



o 






o 






4J 






0) 






»4 






cS 






00 






M 






s 






0) 






tM 






•H 






> 






•o 






c 






CM 






U-l 






o 


n 




c 


1-t 




o 


^ 




CO 


o 

CO 




Q 


o 


CO 


M 


^- s 


CO TJ ^ i-H 


> 


e 


iH (U CO rH 


<: 


• 


rH )-l T) 0) 


o 


M 


w p^ <; Ni 







u 


<: 




CO 


CO 




0) 


CO 




XI 


M 


• 


r-\ 


Pi 


B 


o 


<; 




p 


i-j 




• 


u 




CO 



6 4J 

O M 

CO <u 

S -^ 

CO o 

Qi Pi 



a 



c >, 



w 

Pi 
o 
w 



O 0) 


x: 


















>. M rH 


u 


•u 














• 


OJ O CO 


d) 


cu 


CO 






CO 






I-) • 


■H p. r; 
CO ti 2 


•^ 


u 

CO 


•H 


c 


e 
o 


c 

•H 


M 


60 




^" cS ° • 


N 


M 


> 




CO 


^ 


0) 


M 


O C 


B S U CO 


•H 


U 


tH 


g 


c 


(X 


4-1 


o 


c x: 


M 


1— t 


^ 


<U 


>^ 


CO 


o 


(U 


0) 


CO o 


S PC s 


w 


S 


1-1 


Pi 


w 


ru 


CJ) 


z f-j 


* * 


















« * 


■K 


















* 



j= 


CO 


CO 


1-1 


•H 


0) 


iH i3 


J= 


0) 


4J 


•a 


o 


<; 









CO 


s 




TD 


o 




C 


CO 


• 


•H 




e 


O 



CO 

3 



PART III 289 



CHAPTER IV 



DEXTER 



The Dexters are connected to the Corless and Whaley lines 
by three marriages, and to the Newells by one marriage. 

Dexter Genealogies indicate that three different Dexters 
emigrated to the New England Colonies in the first half of the 
17th Century, as follows: 

Thomas, to Lynn, Massachusetts in 1629 or 30. He apparently 
came from Bristol, England, bringing at least three children, 
(Thomas , William and Mary) and several servants. 

Richard, to Boston, Massachusetts in 1641 or 42. He came 
from Meath County, Ireland. 

Gregory, to Providence, Rhode Island in 1643 or 44. 

Our line of Dexters starts with John who had a son Thomas, 
bom in Rhode Island, in the latter part of the 17th Century. 
Whether or not this John was connected to the Thomas of Lynn, 
Massachusetts, is not known. Our Thomas (b. ca 1680) had a son 
Elisha, as follows: 

Elisha Dexter - son of Thomas Dexter (John) 

Baptized Aug 8,1731 in the First Congregational Church of 
Barrington, RI . It is believed that he served during the Rev- 
olutionary War. 

Elisha Dexter, Jr. - son of Elisha Dexter (Thomas , John) 
b. 1758 in Rhode Island or Connecticut 
He was a Veteran of the Revolutionary War 
Children: 

Ransom Dexter - son of Elisha Dexter, Jr. (Elisha, Thomas , 
b. Aug 25,1792, in New York John) 

d. Oct 5, 1876, bu in St .Thomas .Ontario 
m. Lydia Wilder 

b. Feb 18,1836; d. May 21,1876 in Monroe County, Ind- 
iana, possibly in West Ford, home of her son Ansel 
m. 2nd Margaret Cole 

b. Jan 27,1801; d. Dec 10,1879, bu in St .Thomas,Ont. 
Ransom was a Canadian War Veteran having been present at 
the Battle of Queenston Heighths during the Battle of 1812. He 
was a Methodist Minister, and we found records of marriage 
ceremonies performed by him; particularly one of the Wismer 
family. Ransom bought the Hiram Corless farm after 1836, in 
Malahide Twp , Elgin County, Ontario 

Children: Ansel, George, Clarrisa, Elizabeth, Thomas, Robert 

Ransom, Lydia - by Lydia 
David - by Margaret 



290 PART III CH IV 

Ansel Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter (Elisha,Elisha,Thom- 
b. Nov 10,1816 as, John) 

d. Feb 22,1885, bu in Westf ork,Monre Co., IN 
m. Harriett Doolittle, Apr 4, 1838, in Malahide Twp. 

b. Nov 1,1819; d. Jan 11,1900 
Children: Adeliah and others 
George Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter (Elisha,Elisha, 

Thomas , John) 
b. Nov 30,1818 in Yarmouth Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario 
d. Feb 27,1882, bu in Springfield Cemetery (East) 
m. Mary Ann Whaley, Jan 1,1840, dau of Peter and Laura 
(Corless) Whaley 

b. Aug 9,1824; d. Nov 14,1854, bu in Springfield 
m. 2nd Hannah A. Corporan 

b. Oct 16,1834; d. May 17,1857, bu in Old Springfield 
m. 3rd Mary (McLachlin) Whaley, widow of Hopkins 
Whaley, son of Laura and Peter Whaley, Sept 8,185 7 

b. July 18,1826; d. Dec 14,1873, bu in Old Spring- 
field with her 1st husband Hopkins. They had two sons, William 
David and James Edward Whaley, who were listed in the George 
Dexter household in 1861 Census. 

m. 4th Louisa Barton, dau of J. Cameron and 

Whaley, widow. 

b. 1830, Canada; d. April 10,1915, Sanilac Co., MI, 
at the home of her dau Alice, wife of Joe McLachlan(or Lin). 
J. Cameron may have been the witness of the marriage of Peter 
and Laura Whaley. Her mother could have been the dau of Capt. 
Samuel Whaley, and who was the first teacher in the Spring- 
field's first and new School. 

Children: Eliz abeth, Margaret, Me Ivina, Lyman, Ransom, 
Hopkins, Peter and George by Mary Whaley 
Nancy Jane by Hannah 

b. Feb 24,1856; d. June 24,1856 
John W. by Mary, the 3rd wife 
Elizabeth "Betsy" Dexter, dau of George Dexter (Ransom, 
b. Dec 26,1840 Elisha, Thomas , John) 

d. 1871 or 1925 

m. James W. Allen, May 7,1868 in Springfield, son of 
Andrew and Deborah Lorilla Allen; Andrew was bom in Ireland 
in 1821. b. 1843 in Malahide; d. 1915, bu in Aylmer 

James was a tinsmith in Aylmer 
Children: John, Laura, George, Ansel, Peter and Gordon 
John W. Allen - son of Betsy Dexter 
b. 1869; d. 1943 

m. Amelia "Minnie" Newcombe 
Children: Vera, Mae, Eula and Adria 
Vera m. Lee VanPatter of Dunboyne(So. of Aylmer) 
Mae died in her early twenties, in Aylmer 
Eula b. in Aylmer, m. H.Humphrey of Dryden. 



PART III CH IV 291 

Adria b. 1902 m. Reg Miller of Jarvis.Ont. 
Laura Lorilla Allen - dau of Betsy Dexter 
b. Apr 10,1870; d, 1942, bu in Aylmer 

m. Edwin Price Robertson, son of Owen and Bridget 
(Richardson) Robertson 

b. Dec 27,1868; d. . . . bu in Aylmer 

Children: Seven as follows: b. in Elgin and 

Halton Counties 
Adah Elizabeth Robertson 

b. Aug 6,1900 m. Charles Parsons 

Gordon Edward Robertson 

b. Feb 24,1902 m. Pearl McCloskey 

Hazel Mae Robertson 

b. Apr 1,1904 m. Thomas A.M. Fairbairn 

Grace Robertson 

b d. in infancy, bu in Milton, Ont. 

Daisy Pauline Robertson 

b. Mar 20,1907 m. Grant Howey 

Jean Isabel Robertson 

b. Apr 9,1909 d, 1922, bu in Aylmer 

James Allen Robertson 

b. Apr 7,1912 d. April 14,1973 

George Allen - son of Betsy Dexter 
b. May 19,1871 
d. Aug 29,1949, bu in Aylmer 
m. Marguerite Hagar of Ingersoll 

m. 2nd Mary Bradley, April 30,1920, dau of Daniel 
G. and Erameretta (Young) Bradley 

b. Aug 2, 1891 in Aylmer; d. Aug 29,19 39 
George was an undertaker in Aylmer 
Children: Carl by Marguerite 

Rhea by Mary 
Carl Allen m. Norma Dance; lived in Aylmer 
Rhea Allen m. Edmund Facey, living near Aylmer 

(1978) 
Ansel Ross Allen - son of Betsy Dexter 

b. 1874; d. 1874 
Peter Allen - son of Betsy Dexter 

b. 1878; d. 1878 
Gordon Roy Allen - son of Betsy Dexter 
b. 1886; d. 1886 
Margaret Dexter - dau of George Dexter (Ransom, Elisha, 
b. Apr 16,1842; d. Elisha, Thomas, John) 

m. Daniel McLachlin 

b. 1843; d 

m. 2nd Fronie 

Children: George E. and Ross 
George "Emerson" McLachlin 

b. 1869; d 

m. Adah Dexter, dau of David and Isabella 



292 PART III CH IV 

(McLachlin) Dexter 

Ross McLachlin b m. and had children 

Melvina Dexter - dau of George Dexter( Ransom, Elisha, 
b. 1843 Elisha, Thomas , John) 

She was listed on the 1851 Census, but not 1861 
(Elgin County Census) 

Lyman Dexter - son of George Dexter (Ransom, Elisha, 
b. Dec 26,1843 Elisha, Thomas , John) 

d. Oct 8,1918, bu in Springfield 

m. Martha Johnson, dau of Reuben and Mary (Newell) 
Johnson b. 1842; d. 1905, bu in Springfield 

Children: Daniel, Delilah, Georgina, Clara Evalina, 

Victoria and possibly others 
Daniel Dexter b. 1868 

Delilah Dexter No data 

Georgina Dexter No data 

Clara Evalina Dexter 

b. 1876; d. 1922, bu in Springfield 
Victoria Dexter m. Ed White of Corinth, Ont. 

Children: Birdie m. Mr. Loucks 

Joy m. George Gregory 

They lived in Fort Erie, Ont. 
Ransom Dexter - son of George Dexter(Ransom, Elisha, 
b. Feb 21,1846 in Malahide Twp. Elisha, Thomas , John) 
d. June 19,1916, bu in Brant, MI 

m. Mary Ursula Crane, Jan 28,1873 in Yarmouth Twp, 
dau of John By ram and Mary E. Crane 
b. June 18,1848 

d. June 27,1924, bu in Brant, MI 

Permelia Crane, dau of James, a brother of John B. 
Crane married a George Corliss in Elgin Co., Ont; not related 
to our Corless line 

Ransom and Mary moved to Washington County, IL, at the urg- 
ing of Jesse Whaley, and moved to Saginaw County, MI, on Octob- 
er 24,1883. 

Children: Walter, Ernest and Iva 

Walter Eugene Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter (George, 

Ransom, Elisha, Elisha, Thomas , John) 
b. Nov 1,1873 in Washington County , Illinois 
d. Oct 8,1933, bu in Cincinnati, Ohio 
m. Mary "Florence" Feaster, Mar 31,1916, of West 

Virginia. b d. Jan 1959, bu in Cincinnati 

Walter was a construction supervisor for many 
large buildings in Cincinnati. 

Ernest Ransom Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter 
b. Feb 2 3,1875, Washington County , Illinois 
d. July 30,1958, bu in Mt .Pleasant , MI 
m. Laota E. McCall, Feb 11,1903 in Chesaning,MI, 
dau of Colin Angus and Adeline (Burgess)McCall 

b. Sept 7,1880; d. Dec 23, 1926, bu in Mt. Pleasant 



PART III CH IV 29 3 

m. 2nd Mabel Noland Neff, June 1,1933 
Ernest went to Mt .Pleasant , MI , in 19A1 and was in 
politics before marriage. He was City Treasurer, County Clerk 
and State Representative of Isabella County. He owned a Farm 
Implement Store for many years till 1936. 

Children: Elleda,Mary Elwyn and Eleanor 
Elleda Dexter - dau of Ernest Ransom Dexter, (Ran- 
som, George , Ransom, Elisha,Elisha,Thomas^ohn) 
b. May 9,1904; d. Nov 3,1977, bu in Clare, MI 
m. Harry "Edward" Hubel, Nov 28,1929, son of 
Harry and Mary A. (Field) Hubel 
b. May 13,1902 
They both graduated from Central Michigan Univ- 
ersity, Elleda with a B.A. Degree, Edward with a B.S. Degree 
and an M.A. Degree from Wayne State Univ. They both taught 
school in Redford,MI. They retired in 1964. Edward now raises 
race horses, participating in Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans 
Children: Richard and Dexter as follows: 
Richard Leroy Hubel b. July 7,1933 

m. Wilma "Billie" French, Dec 18,1954, dau of 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry French of Mt. Pleasant, MI. 

Children: Randy Lee b. July 16,1955 

Terry Lynn b. Aug 29,1956 

Scott Richard b. June 7,1968 
Edward "Dexter" Hubel b. Mar 29,19 38 

m. Judith White, Nov 9,1957 of Clare, MI 
Divorced, Aug 19 77 

Children: Rebecca Jo b. June 5,1958 

Constance Marie b. Mar 18,1960 
Edward John b. June 7,1968 

Mary Dexter - dau of Ernest R. Dexter (Ransom, 

George, Ransom, Elisha,Elisha, Thomas ,John) 
b. Dec 20,1905 in Saginaw County, MI 
m. Arthur H. Cooper, son of William J. and Nella 

(Moss) Cooper. , ,, t. t o inm 

^ ^ b. March 12,1901 

Both are graduates of Central Michigan Univ. 
Mary taught school for 36 years. They live in Mt .Pleasant , MI , 
(19 78) No children 

Elwyn Dexter - son of Ernest Ransom Dexter 

b. Oct 12,1908 

m. Dorothy Schroeder, June 1,19 34, dau of Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank W. Schroeder of Saginaw, MI 
b. Mar 30,1913 

Elwyn was a Navy Lieutenant in World War II; was 
an accountant in St. Louis, MI until retirement. They live in 
Atlanta, MI and Orlando, FL. 

No children 
Eleanor Dexter - dau of Ernest Ransom Dexter 

b. May 30,1921; d. Sept 1,1927 of Scarlet Fever 



294 PART III CH IV 

Iva May Dexter - dau of Ransom Dexter, (George, 

(Ransom, Elisha,Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. June 11,1876 in Washington Co.,IL 
d. Jan 6,1944 in Washington Co. 

m. John Huntley in 1900, son of Chas . and Eunice 
Huntley. b. Sept 14,1865; d. Sept 29,1949 

He was a farmer 
Qiildren: Just and Beatrice 
Just Charles Huntley - son of Iva Dexter 
b. July 12,1901 
m. Helen Thurber Divorced 

b. Mar 3,1903; d. June 1,1964 

m. 2nd Helen Stafford, Sept 14,1944 

b. June 18, 19 ... . 
They live in Brant Twp, Saginaw Co. ,MI (1978) 
Children: Donald Charles ,Bemice Elinor , Rosalie 
Beatrice Bertha Huntley - dau of Iva Dexter 
b. Sept 10,190 7 

m. LaVergne Boone, June 28,19 30 
Beatrice is a Registered Nurse; LaVergne farms. 
They live near Brant, MI (1978) 
Children: Robert and Mary Ruth 
Hopkins Dexter - son of George Dexter(Ransom, Elisha, 
b. May 6,1.848; Elisha, Thomas, John) 

d. Jan 29,1858, bu in Springfield, Ontario 
Peter Dexter - son of George Dexter 

b. Mar 26,1850; d. Oct 7,1862, bu in Springfield 
George Washington Dexter - son of George Dexter 

b. Aug 23,1852; d. Jan 18,1928, bu in Coldwater,MI 
m. Nancy Jane Corless, Mar 26,1873, dau of Geo B. 
and Phoebe (Curtis) Corless 

b. June 22,185 3 in Quincy Twp, Branch Co., MI 
d. Nov 26,1923, bu in Quincy, MI 
Nancy was baptized in the RLDS Church by Samuel V. 
Bailey. Children: William, Harry , Carrie, Laura, Georgia, Don C . , 

Jesse, David and Frank 
William Arthur Dexter - son of George W. Dexter, 

(George, Ransom, Elisha, Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Dec 26,1873 in Quincy Twp. 
d. June 8,1965, bu in Coldwater,MI 
m. Mary "Marie" Beason 

b. Nov 16,1880 in Essen, Germany 
d. Jan 13,1952, bu in Coldwater 
Children: Emil, Eugene ,Eulala, Amanda and Margaret 

as follows: 
Emil Dexter; m. Lillian 

Worked for the City of Cleveland; Retired 
Eugene Dexter 

m, Ruth; she is living in Coldwater (1976) 
Eulala Dexter m. Roy Austgen, Lived nr Chicago 



PART III CH IV 295 

Amanda Dexter - dau of William A. Dexter(George, 
George, Ransom, Elish a, Elisha, Thomas, John) 
m. Leo Geissendorfort . Lived near Chicago 
Margaret Dexter 

m. Ralph Hill, Lived near Chicago 

Harry E. Dexter - son of George Dexter, (George, Ran- 
som, Elisha, Elish a, Thomas, John) 
b. Jan 17,1875 in Quincy 
d. Apr 18,1938, bu in Coldwater,MI 
m. Agnes Bastater 
One dau: Helen b. Nov 25,1902 

m. Orlo Tinney, Aug 25,1918, son of Earl and 
Pearl (Hungerford) Tinney 

b d. Dec 14,1936 

m. 2nd Al Rockefeller 
Helen living in Jackson, MI (1976) 
No children 
Carrie Dexter - dau of George Dexter (George, Ransom, 

Elisha, Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Feb 26,1877 in Quincy Twp 

d. July 2,1951 in Mishawaka,IN, bu in Coldwater 
m. Lewis Fisk, Feb 6,1900 in Coldwater, son of 
Luther and Polly (Wilcox) Fisk 

b. Mar 29,1872 in Benzie County, MI 
d. Jan 21,1935, bu in Coldwater 
Lewis came to Coldwater when about 17 years, was 
active in Maccabees and a member of the RLDS Church. 

Children: Roy , Carl, Ethel, Helen, Will is ,Elwyn, Glenn 

Lawrence and Harold as follows: 
Joseph Leroy "Roy" Fisk 

b. Apr 27,1902 in Benzie County, MI 
m. Pearl Lucille Bidwell, Aug 13,19 35, in 
Waterville,MN, dau of Arthur Bidwell 

b. Nov 12,1916 
Roy served in the 14th Cavalry in W.W.I. He 
worked for the Branch County Highway Maintenance Dept for many 
years. He is now manager of a Mobile Home Park near Coldwater. 
Carl E. Fisk b. Apr 5,1904; d. Sept 15,1904 

Ethel Lemoine Fisk 

b. Sept 19,1906 in Coldwater 

m. Frank Tobalski, Feb 28,1928, son of Andrew 
and Laura (Bishop) Tobalski 

b. Aug 8,1900 in Chesterton, Indiana 
d. Sept 25,1964, bu in Coldwater 
Frank farmed for a time and worked for the 
Branch County Road Commission for years. 

Ethel living in Coldwater (1976) 
One adopted son, Donald Lee Tobalski 
Helen M. Fisk 

b. Sept 3,1909, in Coldwater 



296 PART III CH IV 

m. Bert Morris, May 20,1926 in Coldwater, son of 
Scott and Myrtle (Parshall) Morris 

b. June 10,190 3 [ 

d. Dec 15,1958, bu in Mason Cemetery, Coldwater 
Helen lives in Coldwater (19 76) 
Five children as follows: 
Evelyn Morris b. Jan 30,1926 

Bert H. Morris b. July 9,1928 

Richard Morris b. July 23,19 30 i 

Betty Morris b. July 23,19 30 

Ethelene Morris b. May 10,19 38 
Willis A. Fisk 

b. Nov 10,1910 d. Mar 22,1911 

Elwyn Leon Fisk 

b. Feb 1,1912; d. 1965, bu in Coldwater 

m. Anna One dau: Shirley 

Glenn Albert Fisk 

b. April 27,1913; d. Sept 17,1913 
Lawrence Corless Fisk 

b. May 8,1916 m. Shirley I 

Lives in San Antonio, Texas (19 76) 
Children: James and Mary Jane 
Harold Francis Fisk 

b. Aug 13,1920 in Branch County, MI 
m. Dorothy Jackson, in Coldwater 
Living in Coldwater (1976) 
Children: Karen and Martha 
Laura E. Dexter - dau of George Dexter(George, Ransom, j 

Elisha, Elisha, Thomas , John) j 
b. May 15,1879, in Quincy Twp i 

d ; bu in Toledo, OH 

m. William Jacobs 

m. 2nd Ernest Rieger both bu in Toledo 

They lived in Toledo and Laura raised the four 
Rieger children. 

Georgia E. Dexter - dau of George Dexter ] 

b. June 16,1881 in Quincy Twp I 

d , bu in Coldwater I 

m. Ernest Boyer; divorced 

m. 2nd Ray Young 
Son Clyde (adopted) b. 1905 
Don Corless Dexter - son of George Dexter 
b. May 16,1883, in Quincy Twp 
d. Feb 26,1942, bu in Leslie, MI 

m. Mary Minerva Barker, Nov 12,1907, dau of George 
and Nancy Barker of Monroe County, Michigan 
b. May 28,1886 
They lived in Jackson and Leslie, Michigan. Mary 
was living with a dau Myrtle, and when we saw her in May 19 76 . 
she was able to name her nine children, fifty grandchildren, | 



PART III CH IV 29 7 

and over 100 great grandchildren and ten great great grand- 
children, as well as some of her brothers-in-law and sisters- 
in-law, giving many, many dates. 

Children: Myrtle, Vera, Earl, Harold, Carl, Donald, 

Warren, Mary and Norene , as follows: 
Myrtle Ruth Dexter - dau of Don Dexter(George , 

Geo rge,Ransom,Elish a, Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Aug 30,1908 in Coldwater,MI 

m. Arnold Cade Allegar,July 14,1928 in Jackson, 
MI, son of Cyrus and Blanche (Eindenier)Allegar of Hillsdale Co. 
Arnold and Lee Corless were in the same class in High School 
in 1923. Arnold was a draftsman of tools, dies and machine tools 
in Jackson. He enjoys hunting and fishing, built their summer 
home in northern Mich. They live near Jackson, MI (1976) 
One adopted son Bruce. 
Vera Dexter - dau of Don Dexter 

b. Feb 10,1910; d.l973. m. Kenneth Sprunger, 
July 19,1929, son of Fred and Jennie Sprunger, b. July 26,1910. 
They lived in Stockbridge,MI ; Kenneth in Florida (19 76) 
Six children 
Earl Barker Dexter - son of Don Dexter 

b. June 2, 19 11, m. Virginia Sprunger in 19 31, dau 
of Fred and Jennie, b. Oct 1, 19 13. Living in Florida( 1976) . 
Five sons. 
Harold Dexter - son of Don Dexter 
b. May 28,1913 

m. Jessie Mae Ratliff, Nov 12,1932, dau of Lee 
and Nellie (Campbell) Ratliff 

b. Sept 21,1914 
Living at Gillette Lake near Jackson (19 76) 
Six children 
Carl Cummings Dexter - son of Don Dexter 
b. July 16,1916 in Coldwater,MI 
m. Arlene Rice, Jan 26,1935, in Howell, MI, dau 
of Floyd Manley and Lucy D. (Ward) Rice of Leslie, MI 
b. Jan 11,1915 
Carl retired from the State Prison of Southern 
Michigan in 19 79 after 36 years of service. Eight children. 
They live in Leslie, MI (19 79) 
Donald Dexter - son of Don Dexter 

b. May 28,1918 in Albion, MI, d. Jan 21,1975 
m. Myrtle Kilbum, Sept 7,1938 
Living in Eaton Rapids, MI (19 76) 
Four Children 
Warren Dexter - son of Don Dexter 
b. Jan 8,1922 

m. Neva Sprunger, Nov 9,1941, dau of Fred and 
Jennie Sprunger. b. Dec 20, ca 1921 

Warren farms, and is a skilled machinist. 



298 PART III CH IV 

Living in Spring Arbor, MI (1976) 
Three Children 
Mary Ellen Dexter - dau of Don Dexter (George, 

George , Ransom, Elisha, Elisha , Thomas , John) 
b. Aug 12,192A 

m. Charles "Chuck" McMann, Aug 7,1943 
They were divorced twice 
m. 3rd Richard Meddough, ca 1964 
Nine Children 
Norene Alice Dexter - dau of Don Dexter 
b. Dec 9,1926 

m. Charles Isham, Nov 1944, son of Walter and 
Esther (Beers) Isham 

b. July 19,1926 
He farms, and works for Oldsmobile 
Nine children 
Jesse Edward Dexter - son of George Dexter (George, 

Ransom, Elisha, Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Mar 15,1885 in Saginaw, MI 
d. Jan 14,1964, in Coldwater 

m, Clara S. Miner, Oct 24,1908, dau of Edgar A. and 
Eunice Clarissa (Williams) Miner 
b. June 11,1891 

d. Oct 31,1973, bu in Coldwater 
Jesse was listed on the marriage license applica- 
tion as a teamster and Shoe Cutter. There has been a shoe 
factory in Coldwater for many years. Jesse farmed for a time 
and then worked for the Coldwater State School for 16 years. 
Children: Muriel, Doris, Eunice, Ruthann and Jesse 
Muriel Dexter - dau of Jesse Dexter 

b. July 26,1910, in Coldwater; d. Feb 17,1967 
m. Don Collins d. Sept 25,1961 

He was a Store Manager 
Three adopted children 
Doris Irene Dexter - dau of Jesse Dexter 
b. Mar 17,1912, in Coldwater 

m. John B. Reppert,Aug 31,1929 in Coldwater, son 
of Benjamin Leslie and Harriet (Pattee) Reppert 
b. July 22,1910 in Athens, MI 
John was a buyer and bookkeeper for a lumber 
yard; after retirement he became a Locksmith. 
They live in Coldwater (19 76) 
Four children 
Eunice Dexter - dau of Jesse Dexter 
b. Oct 16,1914 in Quincy Twp 
m. Norman Bailey 
They live in Adrian, MI (19 76) 
One adopted son. Dexter Bailey 
Ruthann Dexter - dau of Jesse Dexter 
b. Aug 28,1917 in Quincy Twp 



PART III CH IV 299 

m. Howard B. Sager, Dec 23,1933 in Coldwater 

b 1908 

Living in Coldwater (1976) 
Five children 
Jesse E. Dexter, Jr. - son of Jesse Dexter(George, 
George, Ransom, Elisha,Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Dec 12,1923, Quincy Twp 
m. Marjorie Lobdell, Jan 12,1949 
They live in Coldwater, ( 19 76) Three children 
David H. Dexter - son of George Dexter(George, Ran- 
som, El isha,Elisha, Thomas , John) 
b. Feb 12,1887, in Brant, MI; d. 1972 in Colorado 
m. Mabel Kilbum 

m. 2nd Gladys McNabb, living in Colorado Springs, 
CO (1974) Children: Arthur, Merle, Gerald by Mabel 

Donald, Louis, Raymond E. Dolores A., 
Harold W. , David L. , Verla J. by Gladys 
Frank Vem Dexter - .son of George Dexter 
b. Apr. 20,1889, Quincy Twp 
d. May 20,19 72, bu in Coldwater 
m. Katherine A. Mcintosh, Nov 7,1908 
b. Feb 2,1890, Quincy Twp 
d. Apr 9,1966, bu in Coldwater 
Frank was employed by Gulf Oil Co, in Toledo, OH, 
for many years. After retirement lived in Coldwater, was a 
Mason and a member of the Episcopal Church. 
No children 
John Wesley Dexter - son of George Dexter(Ransom, 
b. Oct 20,1858 Elisha,Elisha, Thomas, John) 

d. Oct 31,1933 
m. Lovila Sherk, Nov 3,1880 

b. Sept 7,1861; d. Jan 20, 1919, bu in Croswell,MI 
Lived in Ontario and Croswell, Michigan 
Children: Birdie and Leland 

Birdie Calresta Dexter - dau of John W.Dexter(George 

Ransom, Elisha,Elisha, Thomas ,John) 
b. Dec 24,1883; d. Feb 25,1948 

m. Herbert Tweedie, July 1,1914, both of Croswell, 
b. Jan 19,1889; d. Jan 22,1972 MI. 

One son Leland 
Leland Henry Sherk Dexter - son of John W. Dexter, 
(George, Ransom, Elisha,Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Jan 26,1896; d. Dec 16,1974 

m. Lova Loucella Pearson, Aug 16,1921 in West 
Milton, Ohio. b. Jan 30,1896; d. Mar 8,1940 

m. 2nd Margaret Amanda Zerkel, Oct 25, 19^1^^^^^^ 

b. Feb 1,1913 
m. 3rd Myrtle Inman, Nov 10,1963 
Children: Jack and Carol 
Jack Winston Dexter - son of Leland Dexter(John, 



300 PART III CH IV 

George, Ransom, Elisha, El isha, Thomas, John) 
b. Oct 28,1923 
m. Ruth Mae Bumside, Oct 3,1942 

b. June 22,1924 
They live in West Milton, OH (1975) 
Children: Jon and Terry 
Jon Allen Dexter - son of Jack Dexter(Leland, 

John, George, Ransom, Elisha, Elisha, Thos, 
b. April 27,1943 John) 

m. Beverly Jean Liebherr 
Terry James Dexter - son of Jack Dexter 
b. Aug 13,1946 

m. Melinda O'Hare Richardson 
Three children 
Carol Sue Dexter - dau of Leland Dexter (John, Geo, 

Ransom, Elisha, Elisha, Thomas, John) 
b. Feb 26,19 39; d. Jan 25,1945 

Clarissa Dexter - dau of Ransom Dexter (Elisha, Elisha, 
b. Dec 16,1821; d. Aug 26,1903 Thomas, John) 

m. Samuel Dolbear 
Children: Ransom and Robert 

Robert b m. Eliza Jane Shaver 

Elizabeth Dexter - dau of Ransom Dexter (Elisha, Elisha, 
b. Oct 10,1823; d. Mar 1,1899 Thomas, John) 

m. John Clunas 
No Children 
Thomas Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter 
b. May 12,1825 

d. July 1,1840 in Harrison County , Indiana 
Robert Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter 

b. Feb 20,1828; d in Indiana; m 

They moved to the United States 
Ransom Dexter - son of Ransom Dexter 

b. May 18,1831; d 

m. Lucinda b. Dec 13,1835; d. 1876 

Ransom was a Doctor in Chicago, Illinois 
Children: one dau 

Aurea Lydia Dexter, was a Librarian in Chicago 
Lydia Aurea Dexter - dau of Ransom Dexter 
b. Feb 11,1836 

d. May 21,1876, bu in St .Thomas ,0nt, near her father 
David Dexter - son of Ransom 

b. April 4,1845; d. Dec 10,1879 

m. Isabella McLachlin, sister of Daniel McLachlin, 
children of James and Elizabeth McLachlin 
Children: Ella, Fred, Adah and Zella 
Ella May 1873 - 1873, bu in St .Thomas ,0nt. 
Freddie 1875 - 1875, bu in St .Thomas,0nt . 

Adah Dexter 



PART III CH IV 301 

b ; d. Feb 19,1958 

m. Emerson McLachlin, son of Daniel and Fronie 
McLachlin. Fronie was a second wife, 
b. 18A1 

No children 
Zella Dexter - dau of David Dexter (Ransom, Elisha, 

b ; d Elisha, Thomas, John) 

m. Charles MacDonald 

A son - Dexter MacDonald, lived in Hamilton or 
Burlington, Ontario area. 



Excerpts from: "DORIS REMEMBERS" 

My parents moved to a farm northeast of Quincy when I was 
two years old, and my earliest recollections are of people, 
events and country living at that place for a year and a half, 
during which I was to learn many things; one was the sting of 
a bumble-bee. Of course, that made a lasting impression and to 
this day bees continue to terrify me. I remember the move to 
the VanGilder farm about a half mile south, where we lived for 
twelve years. 

I don't remember the birth of our sister, Eunice, but I do 
remember when Ruthann was bom, and of course Jesse. We girls 
were allowed to name our brother, so we thought Jesse, Jr. was 
a beautiful name and he was stuck with it. I'm not sure he has 
ever really fogriven us. 

On Muriel's first day of school she put on a new dress 
that Mother had just made; two piece with the skirt fastened 
to a panty-waist, and the top was middy blouse style. At the 
last minute she went to the garden to get a bunch of grapes to 
eat at recess, and as she climbed the fence her skirt caught, 
tearing a fairly good sized three comer hole. This was very 
upsetting to her and to Mom also, as money was very scarce. 

I remember our Saturday night baths, in the dining room, 
in the old round wash tub that was placed near the hard coal 
stove. Once in a while we reached and bent too far and got 
closer to the stove than planned. 

We walked the half mile to school and carried our lunches, 
unless we could get someone else to do it for us. The river we 
crossed had a big wide spot, where it went under the bridge, 
and we spent many happy hours playing there. In the spring when 
the ice would break and the rivulets were running, I would put 
my pail in the water and let the flow carry it as far as it 
could. 

The farm house was large and there were 104 farmed acres. 
Muriel preferred helping Mom in the house and became Mother's 
Helper, so I was elected to help with the outside chores. By 
the time I was seven I milked a cow twice a day, although 
Father found I was a little young to strip her out so he al- 



302 PART III CH IV 

ways finished the job. While I had a lot of outside chores to 
do there were special awards like the time Dad bought me a new 
straw hat. How proud I was of that hat, also a little selfish 
about sharing it. About that time grandmother Dexter, and 
cousin Arthur (David's son) came to live with us for awhile. 
Arthur loved my straw hat and wore it every time he got a 
chance, but it was ray hat. Many quarrels were built because of 
my selfishness and his desire to tease. 

Early one evening, after a long and stormy day, Arthur 
chose to take my precious hat out to the foot of the drive, 
where the rain had made a good sized mudpuddle, to fill it 
with muddy water, and to leave it there after stomping it 
good. Father took Arthur to the bam, and being sure that he 
was going to get a needed punishment, I perched myself on top 
of a big iron kettle (Used for scalding hogs when butchering) 
where I could watch. I smiled and after seeing enough I climb- 
ed down and started for the house. Father called me back to 
tell me to stay as "my turn was next." I knew I had smiled 
once too many times. 

Our house sat up on a hill among numerous pine trees and 
lots of maples. Many happy hours were spent in climbing trees 
and playing games. Across the road, in a ditch was a very 
large patch of beautiful violets, long stemmed and so thick 
one could hardly find a place to sit and pick. We spent hours 
just picking the loveliest ones, wishing on the few that were 
different color, making our own predictions on what was meant 
by the colors. I think violets are my favorite flower and I 
have often wished my children had a violet patch in which they 
could sit and dream, and then to lie back and watch the white 
clouds overhead as I had done so many times. 

We had all the farm animals most folks had in those days; 
ho rses, sheep, cows, pigs , chickens , geese, dogs and cats. Grand- 
mother wore long skirts and there was an old gander that 
seemed to know when she was headed for the privy and it would 
show up out of nowhere biting her legs and hissing all the way. 
Then before she would leave the little building, one could see 
her head pop out and peek in every direction; then she would 
gather skirts in hand and run for the back door - but not be- 
fore the gander would show up again. The commotion usually 
set the dog jumping and running in merriment for he was sure 
someone wanted to play. 

The old cow bam had knot holes in it and sometimes we 
would sneak out and watch Dad milk the cows. It was never a 
surprise to him as when we peeked he would squirt milk through 
a hole and we would have an eyeful. How he would laughl The 
' am cats would sit on their hind legs and lap milk as fast as 
Dad would squirt it at them. 

Time for threshing and housecleaning, which always brought 
good clean straw to our beds, and what fun we had trying to 
get into bed. We had apple trees in our orchard, and always 



PART III CH IV 303 

put two or more barrels of apples in the cellar, and Mom did 
much canning and preserving to last us through the winter. 

Winter months brought happy times when neighborhood child- 
ren met to skate on the pond under the full moon. Neighbors 
often visited in the evenings, and while parents were in the 
front room, or parlor, as it was called in those days, the 
children enjoyed games in the kitchen, practiced school plays, 
and old fashioned square dancing. Sometimes rugs were rolled 
up and everyone danced to the music of a piano, fiddle or 
mouth organ. The midnight lunch of jello, sandwiches and coffee 
was a great treat. Beds would be piled high with hats, coats, 
scarves and mittens, not to mention a baby or two or three. 
Sometimes we kids spent time trying on hats and coats and .then 
guessing who we were dressed like. Then as the evening came to 
an end the mad scramble of getting the sleeping babies off the 
bed before they were accidentally dumped on the floor as too 
many people reached for coats. 

One winter it snowed for several days and nights. The snow 
was even piled in the kitchen from a crack in the door. Father 
shoveled it into a basket from the wood-shed before he could 
go out and shovel paths to the pump, bams and chicken-coop. 
The snow was drifted and I could not be seen as I followed the 
paths; the fence posts were out of sight. School was cancelled 
as the teacher came to call the parents. The neighbor men 
gathered and shoveled the road enough to get through and fath- 
er took us to school on the bob-sled. It was a sorta fun day, 
everyone so excited. It kept big boys busy stoking the fire in 
the big round stove that heated the school-room. Among our 
friends was Mr. Faye who brought his violin and played for us 
about a half hour, usually on Friday afternoon. 

One spring day Uncle Don Dexter came to visit our school 
and to see us children. How proud we were'. He had a CARl As he 
started to leave, he got stuck in the mud on our country road, 
and the teacher let the older children go to help him. We got 
mud-spattered and dirty but did not care as we were happy. He 
returned in a short while with two good sized sacks of candy, 
as a treat for the helpful children. Since he was our Uncle, 
we were allowed to pass the candy to each one until it was all 
gone. Oh Happy Days - what a treat! 

One time when I was eight, Muriel was ten and Eunice was 
five, we planned a surprise party for Mother's birthday, and 
invited all the neighbor ladies. It was a complete surprise 
and while we were poor as church mice, we served cake and tea. 
Nellie Corless was one of those who came to the party; Vaughn 
and Nellie's children were Harold and Phyllis - cousins though 
a bit distant. 

We were lucky kids! As we got older. Dad got us a pony and 
I, being the "tom-boy" laid claim to her, and kept her clean 
and curried. Then came the time my mother made a new Easter 
outfit for me from material someone had given to her. She made 



304 PART III CH IV 

a Poke Bonnet to match the dress which was blue iridescent 
taffeta. I never saw a lovlier outfit. One Sunday when it was 
impossible for the family to go to Qiurch, as was our custom, 
my parents consented to my riding the pony to Church, after 
much pleading and coaxing. So I climbed into my jeans (known 
as overalls in those days) , gathered my lovely blue outfit in 
a sack and headed for town six miles away. I must have been 
12 or 13 years old. I went to Uncle Hiram and Aunt Ida Cor- 
less ' house, left the pony in the bam, went in the house and 
changed my clothes and walked to Church; then back to their 
house, changed back into overalls and rode home. I was allowed 
to do this several times. 

We moved to another farm located on the Pike, now called 
Chicago Road. The railroad was at the back of our land, and 
Mother timed many of her activities by the time the trains 
went by, such as the dark colored clothes of the laundry were 
supposed to be on the line by the time the 9:15 train rattled 
our back door. 

Cutie, the pony was always so gentle that I never tied her 
until one day, while I was visiting in the old neighborhood, 
she became tired of waiting and went home alone. As she turned 
into our driveway, Mom saw her and became concerned. But Fath- 
er just laughed and guessed that the pony had tired of waiting. 
Sure enough I came trudging in on foot an hour later. 

Gypsies used to camp on our land north of us, and we were 
forbidden to go near because of Mother worrying about tales 
told of their taking children. Never-the-less during our play 
we would run in that direction, hide in the ditch and peek 
over to watch their gaiety and listen to their songs and 
chatter. 

Then, when I was about sixteen, came the big move back to 
Coldwater, on State Street east of the State School. I walked 
the six miles to help drive the cattle. Yes, I remember Mom 
was watching for us as we neared the house. She was preparing 
a big supper for a very hungry group of kids. I can close my 
eyes and still smell the bacon frying and it has never tasted 
better. I have lived in Coldwater ever since. 

Oh, I remember so many things, and thank God every day for 
the love we found in our home, where kids were taught love and 
respect for our fellow men and God. 

Doris I (Dexter) Reppert 



PART III 305 



CHAPTER V 



HARRIS 



The Harris line is connected to the Brooks line by three 
marriages . 

Early Harris information given to us was that three Harris 
brothers came from England to the English Colony in America, 
and at least one of them, Gerald, settled in Vermont. Another 
Genealogist believes that the three brothers were bom in the 
Colonies, probably in Massachusetts. 

Two known children of Gerald were Persis and Silas. 
Persis Harris - dau of Gerald Harris 

b. ca 1775, presumably in Vermont 

d. May 20,1823 in Chatham Twp, Argenteuil County , Quebec 

m. Cornelius Bigelow ca 1792 
b. May 20,1772 in Massachusetts 
d. 1861 in Eaton County , Michigan 

The parents of Cornelius were in Windham County , Vermont by 
1781. 

The Bigelow line dates back to at least the 12th Century in 
England. 

Cornelius Bigelow and Silas Harris had adjoining home-steads 
in Chatham Twp in 1806. Persis and Cornelius had fourteen 
children. Cornelius married Elizabeth (Proper) Ayers Wiltse in 
Sept, 1835 in Catt County, N.Y; she had eleven children and 
eight step-children by her second marriage. Extensive work on 
the Bigelow line has been carried on by Mrs. Ed (Patricia) 
Bigelow of Michigan and Fairbanks , Alaska. 
Silas G. Harris - son of Gerald Harris 

b. Aug 20,1762, in Vermont; or near Canterbury, CT. d 

m. Elizabeth Sawyer, , in Bangall, near Hull, Que. We 

found it spelled Bangail, across the River from Ottawa 

which was known as Bytovm in the early days. She was b. 1768 

The mother of Silas died while the family were living in a 
valley in the White Mountains. When Silas was twelve years old 
the family returned to their old home in Vermont. At the age 
of eighteen, Silas joined the Canadian Army and served until 
the end of the Revolutionary War. He was said to have been a 
small red-headed man who was very irritable, and his wife was 
said to have been just the opposite. 

They are believed to have had nine children, as follows: 

Benjamin, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, George, Nancy, Henry, Silas and 

a daughter between Nancy and Henry 

Benjamin Harris - son of Silas Harris (Gerald) 

b. 1786 in New Hampshire, according to the 1850 Census of 



306 PART III CH V 

of Lynn County, lA d 

m. Abigail "Nabbie" Brooks, ca 1813, dau of David and Ann 
(Clark) Brooks 

b. 1788 in Vermont; d. after 1868 in Palo, Linn Co. ,IA 
Benjamin was a witness at the wedding of David Corless and 
Susan Stover in Elgin County , Ontario in 1831. They farmed for 
a time in Ontario, and then moved to Iowa in 1845, probably 
Linn County, where they farmed. He was a Justice of the Peace 
for sometime in Linn Co. 

Children: One daughter Rosinia (Roseannah or Rosehanna) 
Rosinia Harris - dau of Benjamin Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. June 6,1829 in London, Ontario 
d. 1909 in Covington, I A 

m. Dyer Usher, July 29,1847, in Linn County, lA. The marr- 
iage ceremony was performed by her father, when she became 
Dyer's 2nd wife 

b. riar 22,1814 in C^nesee Co, NY; d. Dec 11,1894 
Dyer crossed the Mississippi River at the age of 18 and 
was one of the first white settlers in Iowa. He was a hunter 
and trapper in Linn Co., as early as 1836. He and Joel Howard 
ferried people across the Mississippi in the summer of 1839, 
near Muscatine. He filed the first divorce case in Linn Co., 
about 1843 vs Mary Ann Usher. The case was dismissed. There is 
an article about Dyer in an 1878 History of Linn County. 
Children: Willard R;John B;James H;Alice, Nancy M; 
Lovina,Ella,Dyer N;Rosa B; Rosa E. (d. in early 
childhood; there were two or three others. 
Samuel Harris - son of Silas Harris (Gerald) 

b in Quebec; d 

Believed to be the Samuel Harris who witnessed the marr- 
iage of Mary Harris and Jonathan Smith in 1806 
Elizabeth Harris - dau of Silas Harris (Gerald) 

b in Quebec 

Mary Harris - dau of Silas Harris (Gerald) 

Believed to have been the Mary Harris who married Jonathan 
Smith, Mar 19,1806, in St .Andrews ,Argenteuil Co. , Quebec. 
George Harris - son of Silas Harris (Gerald) 
b. Apr 13,1795; d. June 11,1852 

m. Hannah Brooks, Feb 2,1818 in Genesee Co., NY; dau of 
Nathan and Abigail (Ross) Brooks; Nathan, brother of Jonathan, 
sons of David. 

b. April 28,1801 in Chester, Windsor County , Vermont 
d. Apr 2 7,186 7 in Linn County, I A 
They lived in Canada, probably Elgin County, then near 
Independence, MO in 1837 - 1846; and then moved into Linn 
County ,IA. 

George was an Elder in the Mormon Church 

Children: Co melius, Phoebe , John, Clarissa, Henry , George, 

Hannah, William, Elizabeth, Nathan, Nancy and Olive 
Samuel "Cornelius" Harris - son of George Harris 



PART III CH V 307 

b. April 1,1820 in Canada 
d. Oct 13,1891 in Oregon or Washington 

m. Esther Baker, Oct 23,1841 in Chariton Co. ,M0, dau of 
Robin and Elizabeth (Bunch) Baker 

m. 2nd Mary; b. 1823 (shown with Samuel in 1860 Census) 
He was a farmer and a millhand in Iowa; went to Sullivan 
Co., MO, in 1857. 

Children: Betsy, George, Amy, Susan and John David 
Betsy Harris b. 1842; m. George Tumbull 

George R. Harris b. 1844 

Amy Harris m. George Tumbull 

Susan Harris m. Howard Clark 

John David Harris b. Sept 24,1847, in Linn Co. ,IA 

m. Laura Sturgess, Oct 1,1875 in Clark Co. ,WA, dau of 
Andrew and Susan (Pathson) Sturgess. 

John went to Oregon in an emigrant train of twenty wag- 
ons in 1868, via Forts Kearney and Laramie, north side of the 
Platte, following the Union Pacific R.R. entrance in Oregon 
over the Cascades. He began farming in Tualatin Plains near 
Hillsboro; later followed woodcutting for eight years, then 
engaged in a dairy business on a place near the mouth of the 
Willamette River. In 1885 - 1889 he lived in Fourth Plains, 

Clark County and then moved to He was devoted to 

fruit raising and planted 1600 Italian prune trees and two and 
a half acres of strawberries. 

He was a County Commissioner for two years, a Granger, 
and in 1892 was a Delegate to the Republican Convention 
Children: Arthur, Clyde, Roy and Beryl 
Arthur Harris - no information 
Clyde m. Esther Lindh - Two daughters 

Wilma m. Emmett Justice: and Arlene 
Roy David Harris m. Ethel Wallace 

Son David m. Fern Morgan 

son David W. Harris 
Beryl m. Leonard Rambo 

Both b. in Clark Co. ,WA 
Children: Evan, Clark and another 
Phoebe Harris - dau of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. Sept 16,1822 in Canada; d. Sept 24,1896 

m. Nelson Usher in Linn County, lA 

m. 2nd John Vincent in Chariton County, MO, in 1842 
Children: Hannah, George, Addie and Zeck Usher; 
Clarissa and Janette Vincent 
John Bunyon Harris - son of George Harris (Silas, Gerald) 

b. Feb 14,1824/5, in Canada; d. April 7,1866 
Clarissa Harris - dau of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 

b. Feb 14,1825 or Feb 15,1827, in Canada; d. May 9,1899 
m. John Morgan, Aug 14,1843, in Chariton County, MO, in 
the presence of Hiram Brooks and David Clark 

Children: B uny on, Lewi s , Henry, Alonzo, Even, Lee, Jane, Mary 



308 



PART III 



CH V 



b. 


May 


10,186 7 




Four Children 


b. 


• • • 1 






Four Children 


• • 


• 


m. Mr. 


Byw 


ater 


b. 


Nov 


1868 




Ten Children 


b. 


May 


23,1871 




Two Children 


b. 


Feb 


15,187A 




Not m. 


b. 


Oct 


10,1875 




Five Children 


b. 


May 


4,1878 




One son ^ 


b. 


Mar 


5,1882 




One son 



b. Feb 14,1885 



Two children 



and Rosetta. 

The only information received on these children is that 
Lewis married Addie Rambo and Jane married a Mr. Porter. 
Henry Harris - son of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 

b. April 12,1829, in Canada; d. Dec 4,1907, in Chelan, 
ra. Lewellen Smith, July 29,1866 WA. 

b. Mar 31,1848 
Children: Harit , Forest , May, Clarissa, Olive , Owen, William, 

Mary, Edna and Nancy 
Harit M. Harris 

m. George Beckman 
Forest Laler Harris 
m. Marian Fleming 
May E. Harris b, 

Clarissa G. Harris 

m. Alvey Staley 
Olive L. Harris 

m. Fred Fleming 
Owen George Harris 
William M. Harris 
Mary E. Harris 
Edna P. Harris 

m. Ray Mather 
Nancy V. Harris 
m. Dan C. Mather 
George Harris - son of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. Apr 11,1831, in Canada; d. Dec 3,1909 

m. Charity Grace 
They lived in Hillsboro, Oregon 
Hannah Harris - dau of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. Oct 16,1833, in Canada; d. Mar 23,1920 

m. James Alex Reynolds 
Children: Will, Rena, Dora and Phoebe 
William R. Harris - son of George Harris 

b. Nov 4,1835, in Canada; d. July 8,1922 

m 

Children: Will,Henry ,Edd and Mary - all bom in Oregon 
Elizabeth Jane Harris - dau of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. Jan 18,1389, in Chariton County , Missouri 
d. Aug 23,1933, in Outlook, WA, bu in Brush Prairie Gem. 
WA. m. Isaac "IKE" Dietderich in 1857 in Linn County, Iowa, 
son of Frederick and Margaret (Campbell) Dietderich 
b. Aug 16,1835, in Wayne County, Ohio 
d. Aug 15,1908, in Vancouver, Clark Co.,WA, bu in 
Brush Prairie,WA 

Isaac moved west to Iowa in 1855. He volunteered in the 
Civil War and served in Co. A of the 20th Iowa Regiment. Later 
he decided to go on farther west and in 1868 he, with his fam- 
ily, joined a wagon train, and in October of that year they 
settled on a claim at Brush Prairie, Clark County , Washington. 



PART III CH V 309 

Later he engaged in the lumbering business at Salmon Creek 
where the Dietderich Mill has been a landmark for many years. 
After retirement he and Elizabeth moved to Vancouver. He was a 
member and officer of the CTiristian Church. 

Children: Eugenie, Margaret , Lewis , Hannah, Lillyann, Cora 

Clara, Edmon, David, Annie and Charles 
Eugenie Delphine Dietderich 

b. Dec 3,1858 in MO; d. April, 1942 

m. Benjamin Franklin Brooks, 1876, son of John H. (Ben- 
jamin, David) 

Margaret "Olive" Dietderich 
b. Aug 7,1860 

d. Apr 17, 1934, in Scio,Linn Co, OR, bu in Vancouver, WA 
m. Daniel H. Hildreth, son of William Hildreth 
SEE Daniel Hildreth for Continuation 

Lewis Theodore Dietderich; b. June 13,1862; d 

m. Etta Manning 
Hannah Mary Dietderich 

b. June 28,1864; d. June 5,1871 of diphtheria 
Lillyann Jane Dietderich 

b. Mar 6,1866; d. June 5,1871 of diphtheria 

Cora Frances Dietderich 

b. Jan 17,1868; d. June 5,1871 of diphtheria 

Clara Ellen Dietderich b. Jan 4,1871 

m. Jasper Sheldon Edwards 

Edmon Milo Dietderich b. Jan 1,1873; d 

m. Emma Hulett 
David Clayton Dietderich b. Nov 1874 

d. Nov 28,19 31; m. Margaret Thomas 

Annie Sheldon Dietderich b. Oct 24,1876 

d. July 17,1903; m. Andrew Sturgis 

Charles Isaac Dietderich 

b. June 1,1881; d. Jan 28,1893 

Nathan Cornelius Harris - son of George Harris (Silas, 

b. Feb 3,1842 in MO; d. Apr 12,1845 Gerald) 

Nancy Harris - dau of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. Nov 9,1844 in MO; d. Feb 27,1915 
m. Alfred Kaegle in Lodi,CA 
Olive Harris - dau of George Harris (Silas , Gerald) 
b. May 15,1848, in Linn County, MO 
d. Jan 26,1941, in Zilah, Washington 
m. Andrew Brown 

Children: Sheldon, Ivan and Ivy 
Nancy Olive Harris - dau of Silas Harris (Gerald) 
b. May 13,1799 in Quebec 

d. Dec 30,1871 in Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa 
m. Benjamin Brooks, Feb 6,1815, in St. Andrews East, Argent- 
euil County, Quebec, by Rector Richard Bradford of Christ 
Church. He was a son of David and Ann (Clark) Brooks of 
Chester, Vermont. Her brother was a witness. 



310 PART III CH V 

Children : John , Qiauncy , Elizabeth , Malinda, Jesse , Ben j amin , 
David, Hiram, Roxannah, Eliza, Henry jLydia, Sarah 
SEE Benjamin Brooks for Continuation 

NANCY OLIVE (HARRIS) BROOKS - A TRUE PIONEER WIFE 
by Helene (Brooks) Green 

Nancy Olive, bom and raised in Quebec had gone, so soon 
after marriage, to establish a home in New York; then in a few 
years, on into Elgin County , Ontario, to uncleared, unbroken 
land where she helped carve a good homestead. For a part of 
those nineteen years that were spent in Ontario, certainly 
some of them would not have been quite so hard, even though 
there was a new baby every other year. Suddenly the migration 
began again; this time back to the States where once more she 
helped to make a home out of a wilderness. Of course by then, 
there were the older boys to help with the heavier work out- 
of-doors, and at least two daughters old enough to help in the 
house. For seventeen years she was seemingly settled for life; 
then came another move into uncleared land and another log 
house. She saw much change in her lifetime. She was aware of 
the settling of the land from Quebec and the New England Sta- 
tes westward to the Missouri River; the completion of the Erie 
Canal in New York which was a wonderful advance in travel; ex- 
perienced the beginning of the railroads, their expansion ac- 
ross Iowa and on to the Pacific; three of her children and 
their families had gone into the Oregon Territory and she had 
lived through the tragedy of the Civil War. I imagine that she 
did not feel that she had lived in vain; but that she had, in 
her small way, a hand in creating a great country. 
Henry Harris - son of Silas Harris (Gerald) 

b , in Quebec 

Silas Harris - son of Silas Harris (Gerald) 

b , in Quebec 

m. Elizabeth Johnson, May 25,1830 in the St. Thomas Anglic- 
an Church, both of Malahide Twp, Elgin Co., Ontario. 

A later entry in the Church record showed he married 
Elizabeth Snyder and had a dau Lucy 

Lucy Harris 

b. Mar 23,1837; Baptized Aug 25,1837 in the Anglican 
Church in St .Thomas , Ontario 



PART III 311 

CHAPTER VI 
HILDRETH 



The Hildreth line is connected to the Brooks family by two 
marriages. The name Hildreth is one of the oldest unchanged 
names handed down in England: it is from St.Hilds family name. 
St. Hild built the noted Abbey at Whitby, about the year 657, as 

requested by the Patron Sai/it of England, the Venerable Bede. 

A Richard Hildreth, b. 1605, came from England in 16 35 and 
settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His wife was Elizabeth 
Hinchman, b. 1625 in England. 

Jonathan Hildreth - son of Edward Hildreth(Jonathan, Isaac, 
b. June 30,1796 in Herkimer Co, NY Isaac, Richard) 

d. Nov 13,1882, near Fayette, lA 

m. Julia Ann VanTexel (Van Tassell) ,Nov 29,1830, both of NY. 
She was of Dutch descent. 

b. April 9,1811; d. Aug 7,1891 

Jonathan served in the War of 1812 
Children: Rhoda,Allen,William, Charles , Milton, Anne ^nd Julia 
William L. Hildreth - son of Jonathan Hildreth (Edward, Jon- 
athan, Isaac, Isaac, Richard) 
b. Jan 10,1833, in Syracuse, New York 

d. June 1919, in Scio,Linn County, OR, bu in N. Yakima Cem- 
etery ,WA 

m. Sarah Brooks, July 13,1858 in Iowa, dau of Benjamin and 
Nancy Olive (Harris) Brooks. 

b. Nov 7,1840 in Muscatine County, Iowa 
d. Sept 26,1910, bu in North Yakima Cemetery, WA 
The following information appeared in a History of Klicki- 
tat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties .Washington, 1904. 

"William L. Hildreth belongs to that noble and probably 
greatest Army of Industrial America - the tillers of the soil. 
For an entire lifetime he assiduously devoted himself to this 
occupation, and his untiring energy and strict attention to 
work have not been without their just and pleasing rewards and 
substantial reimbursements. He left school at the age of 
twelve and went to work on a farm. He went to Michigan for a 
year at age of twenty, and then to Iowa for four years (during 
this period he married), then went to Wisconsin for three 
years, to Iowa for four years, and then to Washington Terri- 
tory. 

They farmed and raised stock for twenty years in the Van- 
couver area, but in 1888 the opportunities presented in Yak- 
ima County and they moved there. He was a Surveyor for a time 
and in 1889 worked for the railroad (Great Northern or North- 



312 PART III CH VI 

em Pacific) when it was being extended westward from Montana. 

Mr. Hildreth organized the first Republican Club, called 
the John C. Fremont Club, started in this locality, and has 
been an ardent follower of the Republican principles for many 
years. Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth are members of the Christian 
Church and are held in high esteem, and are respected by all 
who know them. " 

Children: Daniel, Curtis, John M; Allen, Clara, Frank and Mary 
Daniel H. Hildreth - son of William Hildreth (Jonathan, 

Edward, Jonathan, Isaac, Isaac, Richard) 
b. May 5,1859 in Iowa 
d. Aug 3,19 3A, in Vancouver, WA, bu in Parkhill Cemetery 

m. Olive Margaret Dietderich, , dau of Isaac and 

Elizabeth (Harris)Dietderich. Elizabeth Harris was a daughter 
of George and Hannah (Brooks) Harris. Olive's sister Eugenie, 
married Benjamin Franklin Brooks. 

b. Aug 6,1861, in Chariton Co. ,M0 
d. Apr 17,1934 in Linn Co., OR, bu in Vancouver, WA 
Daniel owned and operated a Vancouver Dairy. 
Children: Ethil, Eva, Jesse, Delbert and Mary 
Ethil C. Hildreth - dau of Daniel Hildreth(William) 
b. Aug 10,1880; d. Oct 23,1971 in Portland, OR 

m. Jacob "Jake" Aeby, son of John and Adele (Moser) 
Aeby. b. Mar 9,1874 in Switzerland 

d. Nov 1952 in Portland, OR 
They had a truck garden and Dairy farm 
Children: Rose m. Arthur Rainey 

Adele m. Homer Miller 

Viola m. Dick Williams 

Virginia m. Robert Constans 
Eva Hildreth - dau of Daniel Hildreth (William) 
b. 1883; d. Dec ca 1969 

m. Hugh Mulligan 
One son, John 
Jesse Hubert Hildreth - son of Daniel Hildreth 
b. Dec 16,1885, Clark Co, ,WA 

d. June 27,1964 in Lebanon, OR, bu in Scio,Linn Co., OR 
m, Christine Shindler, June 1921, dau of Jon and Anna 
(Hula) Shindler, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia 
b. April 4,1894, in Rushville,NE 
Jesse farmed for nearly fifty years near Scio,OR. 
Christine worked in a Bank, taught school and worked 
in a cannery in Stayton,OR. 

They were members of the Christian Church 
Children: Dorothy , Nancy and James 
Dorothy Hildreth 

b. Oct 1931 in Scio,OR; d. in infancy 

Nancy Joan Hildreth 

b. Sept 22,1932, in Scio,OR 

Nancy is an officer in a Bank in Portland, OR. She 



PART III CH VI 313 

has family history data and after a review of several genera- 
tions has summed it up by saying "I'm my ovm cousin." We find 
such family ties to be very interesting and enjoy working them 
out through several generations required. Her grandfather 
Daniel was a son of Sarah Brooks; Daniel's wife Olive was a 
grand-daughter of Hannah Brooks. Sarah's father Benjamin was 
a brother of Hannah's father Nathan Brooks. 

James Hubert Hildreth - son of Jesse H. Hildreth(Dan- 
b. Apr 19,1934, in Scio,OR iel, William) 

Delbert Hildreth - son of Daniel Hildreth, (William) 
b. Feb 25,1888 

d. Mar 3,1970 in Oxnard,CA, bu in Valley Oaks,West- 
m. Annie; m. 2nd Gertrude lake,CA 

He worked for the Shell Oil Company for many years. 
No children 
Mary Hildreth - dau of Daniel Hildreth 
b. Jan 2,1891 in Yakima, WA 
d. Oct 3,1969 in Vancouver, WA 

m. Wesley Livingston son of Joseph W. and Anna 

(Bersch) Livingston. 

b. Feb 14,1885 in Paradise, Clark Co.,WA 
d. July 17,1961 in Vancouver, WA 
Wesley was a dairy farmer, and a gardener at the Van- 
couver School for the Deaf. 
Children: 
Mary Vida Livingston b. Nov 7,1912 

m. Herbert Engstrom Two children 

Vern Livingston b. Aug 2,1916 

m. Thelma Freeman 

m. 2nd Annabelle Creech Three children 

Erma Livingston b. May 2,1922 

m. Carl Lauser One son 

Curtis Hildreth - son of William Hildreth 

b. Feb 10,1860 in Iowa; d. in childhood 

John Milton Hildreth - son of William Hildreth 
b. Jan 20,1861 in Wisconsin 
d. Jan 1907, in Yakima, WA 
m. Barbara (Larsen) Bessesen, in 1896, in Portland, OR 

b. 1866 in Northern Norway; d. 1918 
Children: Ralph, Alonzo, Violet and Myrtle 
Ralph Hildreth - son of John Hildreth (William) 
b. Mar 29,1898 

d. at age 26, of W.W.I, injuries 
Alonzo Hildreth - son of John Hildreth 
b. Nov 10,1899; d. 19 77 

m. Helen Maloney 
Children: 
John Hildreth b. 1922 

m. Betty Hacket b. 1923; Two children 

Ralph Hildreth b. 1932 



314 



PART III 



CH VI 



m. Daragh Ells b. 19 37; Five children 

Violet Hildreth - dau of John Hildreth (William) 
b. April 19,1905 

m. Marcus Norton in 1929, son of John St. Clair and 
Elma (Sutliff) Norton 

b. 1902; d. 1975 

One dau: Caroline b. 1929; d. 1929 

Recorded information on the Norton line begins with Le 
Seigneur de Norville, who went to England with William the 
Conqueror in the year 1066. The name Norville, in French, 
meant North Village, and the name in England eventually became 
Norton, meaning North Town or Estate. All English and Ar^rican 
Nortons are believed to have descended from this man. Nicholas 
Norton, bom in England in 1610, presumably in Somersetshire, 
came to Massachusetts in 1630. Much has been written on the 
Norton families. 

Myrtle Hildreth - dau of John Hildreth 
b. June 29,1906 
m. Alton E. Smith 

b. 1899; d. 1977 
Children: 

Patricia Smith b. Aug 11,1924 

m. H. Meyer 

m. 2nd Jerome C. Houck; 
Barbara Smith 

m. Ray Fowler 
Leslie Douglas Smith b. 
m. Janet Kay Goss b. 

Allen Hildreth - son of William Hildreth 

b. June 25,1865; d. in childhood 

Clara Hildreth - dau of William Hildreth 
b. Jan 18,1868, in Vancouver, WA 
m. William Cook; Four children 
Lived in N. Yakima, WA (1914) 
Frank Hildreth - son of William Hildreth 

b. Aug 15,1872 in Vancouver, WA; d 

m. Beulah Nelson 

They were living in Yakima Valley ,WA in 1904 
Mary Hildreth - dau of William Hildreth 
b. 1874; d. at the age of 6 years 

Anne Velnette Hildreth - dau of Jonathan Hildreth 

b. May 30,1845 in Syracuse or in Herkimer Co. , New York 
d. Aug 6,1909 near Pawnee, Oklahoma 

m. Nelson Brooks, Feb or Apr 16,1866, son of John H.(Benj, 
David) and Katherine (Freeman) Brooks 

b. Feb 18,1844, in Linn County, Iowa 
d. Apr 26,1906, near Pawnee, OK 
Eleven Children 
SEE Nelson Brooks for Continuation 



Seven children 
b. Aug 5,1928 
b. 1923; Eight children 

Dec 5,19 34 

1937; Three children 



PART III 315 



CHAPTER VII 



LUETHE 



There were two Luethe - Brooks marriages; the first was 
that of Samuel Luethe and Malinda Jane Brooks. 

Casper Luthi - son of Casper Luthi (Hans, Benedict) 
m. Magdalena Gasser 
Children: Christian 

Christian Luthi 

b. Mar 6,1831 in Switzerland; d. Aug 24,1907 in Oregon 
m. Anna Barbara Stoffer 
Children: Fred, Samuel and John 

Christian, with his wife and son Fred, emigrated from 
Switzerland. Fred wrote of the venture as follows: 

"I was bom in Canton Berne, Switzerland in 1875, and in 
1877, we emigrated to Oregon. We went through Paris, France. I 
don't remember the other towns until New York. 

We took a sailing boat to New York and were three weeks on 
the way. Everyone but me got sea sick. I was used to being 
rocked. At New York we took the train for Sacramento. Then a 
boat to Portland, Oregon. From there we went by wagon to one 
mile north of Cedar Mills. There we stayed with a farmer. Fa- 
ther worked for the farmer about two months then found he was 
not going to be paid for his work, so quit, and went to look 
for a home about five miles north from there. 

Father bought forty acres. It had a one room log cabin, a 
small bam of logs. About one acre of cleared ground, about 
two dozen fruit trees. The orchard was planted to clover, some 
potatoes and rutabagas. There were twenty bushels of potatoes. 
Father sold them to pay the taxes and to buy a few things we 
had to have. 

Father paid five hundred dollars $500 for the place and 
had enough left to buy a cow. This was in June, time to cut 
the clover for hay. We lived mostly on rutabagas. I think we 
had some bread now and then. I believed I lived mostly on milk- 

My mother Anna Barbara Stoffer was an orphan. I believe 
the youngest of six children. She didn't remember her mother 
and just did her father who was I believe a blacksmith. The 
children were all adopted out, one at a place, and she never 
saw any of them again. She was placed with a farmer and never 
had a chance to go to school. As soon as she was big enough 
she had to do all kinds of farm work, was never allowed in the 
kitchen so didn't learn to cook. 



316 PART III CH VII 

They thrashed grain in the winter. They stored the bundles 
of grain in the bam as it did not stay dry enough in the sum- 
mer time to thrash it. They thrashed with a flail. My mother 
worked with two men, each had a flail, one of the men was a 
leader and would start to flail, then the next man, then moth- 
er, they all hit where the leader struck, without hitting one 
another's flail. This was hard work for a young girl." 

Samuel A. Luethe - son of Christian Luthi (Casper , Casper, 
b. Dec 23,1883 in Bethany , Oregon Hans , Benedict) 

m. Melinda Jane "Jennie" Brooks, Sept 28,1907 in her 
father's house, dau of George L. and Margaret L. (Gatton) Brooks 
b. Jan 2,1881 in St. Johns (Portland) Oregon 
d. Dec 12,1963, bu in Skyline Memorial Gardens 
Samuel engaged in general farming. Their home was in 
Linnton, now part of Portland, until they moved to Skyline 
Blvd. Melinda taught school before their marriage. 

Children: Wilma,Amond, Echo, Doris ,Irma and Claire 
Wilma Margaret Lucretia Luethe - dau of Samuel Luethe 
b. Oct 26,1908 in Linnton, Oregon 

m. Janes W. Jeffries, June 29,1929 in her parent's 
home, son of Salem Stott and Etta Mae (Lane) Jeffries from 
Indiana and Missouri, respectively. 

b. Oct 14,1901, in Astoria, Oregon; d. May 18,1975 
Wilma lives near Canyonville, Oregon (1979) 
Children: David, Sheila, Michael, Sharon and Sherrill 
Wilma' s two sons are Contractors on logging, road 
building, rock crushing and so forth. They have a large main- 
tenance shop for their mechanical equipment. In addition the 
family owns and operates a large restaurant, coffee shop and 
service station. Wilma was the bookkeeper for many years. She 
is a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. 
David Lyle Jeffries 

b. July 1,1932, in Portland, OR 

m. Mary Jane Smart, Feb 9,195 7 in Glendale,OR, dau 
of Lewis and Nettie (Shepherd) Smart 
Sheila Maureen Jeffries 

b. Sept 22,1933 in Portland, OR 

m. James Bies; divorced 

m. 2nd Gus Fernandez in Longview,WA, Apr 15,1966 

Sheila is an X-ray Technician 

Children: Four 

David K. Bies Fernandez 

b. June 16,1961 in Dallas, OR 
Erin Kathleen Bies Fernandez 

b. Sept 6,1962 in Dallas, OR 
James Morgan Bies Fernandez 

b. Dec 23,1963 in Dallas, OR 
Michael Shane Fernandez 

b. Jan 16,1969, in Longview,WA 
Michael Bruce Jeffries b. Sept 30,1936 in Portland 



PART III CH VII 317 

m. Mary Ann Johnson, June 6,1958 in Glendale,OR, dau 
of William and Estelle Johnson. 
Children: Three 
James William Jeffries 

b. Jan 2A,1960, in Grants Pass, OR 
Melinda Sue Jeffries 

b. Mar 29,1961 in Grants Pass, OR 
Samuel Scott Jeffries 

b. Dec 21,1966, in Grants Pass, OR 
Sharon Ardith Jeffries b. Mar 19,1938, Portland, OR 

m. Theodore H. Brown, Mar 23,1956, in Glendale,OR, 
son of Albert and Meta (Moore) Brown 
Children: Four 

Daniel Dale Brown b. Nov 3,1957 in Grants Pass, OR 

Jeffrey Craig Brown b. Aug 28,1960 in Medford,OR 
Lane Samuel Brown b. Dec 2,1968 in Medford,OR 

Jed Alan Brown b. June 26,19 70 in Medfcrd,OR 

Sherrill Colleen Jeffries 

b. June 20,19A2 in Portland, OR 
m. Wayne Powell, July 1,1959; divorced 
Sherrill lives in Canyonville, Oregon (19 78) 
She is a Member of DAR. 

One daughter: Brenda Kay Powell b. Dec 25,1960 
Amond Mallory "Brooks" Luethe - son of Samuel Luethe 
b. Aug 31,1910, in Portland, OR 

m. Virginia Folkenburg, Aug 17,1939, dau of Oscar F. 
and Louise (Cuddy) Folkenburg. 

Amond was a Gas Company Supervisor. He has retired and 
they live near Portland, OR (19 77) 

Children: Mallory , Donna, Larry , William and Allan 
Mallory B. Luethe b. June 1,1940 in Portland, OR 

m. Virginia I. Farley, June 22,1966 of Hampton, VA 
Mallory is an Army Career Man 
Children: 

Virginia Elizabeth Luethe b. May 15,196 7 

Kimberly Kay Luethe b. May 8,19 71 

Donna Lou Luethe b. July 15,1942 in Portland, OR 

m. John F. Pfister, Dec 19,1964 

Donna teaches school and John is a mechanic on heavy 
duty equipment. Living in Hillsboro, Oregon 

Children: Frederick John Pfister b. Nov 15,1968 
Donald Allan Pfister b. Dec 27,1970 
Larry Lynn Luethe b. June 16,1944 in Portland, OR 

m. Laura B. Waner, June 6,1964, dau of Jerome and 
Sylvia (Shackelford) Waner. 
Children: 

Lori Lynn Luethe b. Aug 26,1968 in Portland 

Christina Louise Luethe b. Nov 3,19 72 
William Lewis "Bill" Luethe 
b. Nov 5,1945, in Portland, OR 



318 PART III CH VII 

m. Karen Diane Vandermast, Apr 19,1969, dau of Fred 
J, and Helen R. (Jacobsen) Vandermast 

Bill served in the Navy and is a steelworker 
Children: Mathew Lewis Luethe 

b. July 2,1973, in Portland, OR 
Daniel Luke Luethe 

b. Feb 12,19 75, in Portland, OR 
Allan Willard Luethe b. Sept 10,1947, in Portland, OR 
m. Tawnya Lynn Satchell, Mar 14,1970 
Al is a teacher in the Portland Public Schools 
Children: Mark Allan Luethe b. Jan 17,1974 

Samuel Joseph Luethe b. Aug 1,19 76 
Echo "Virginia" Barbara Luethe - dau of Samuel Luethe 
b. Oct 2,1914; d. Oct 9,1968 

m. Nels Kotka, Sept 4,1938 in the home of her parents 
Echo was a graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nurs- 
ing, and worked there. 

Children: Three 

Alona Louise Kotka b. May 7,1944 

m. Donald Stainke, Aug 25,196 7 in St. Johns, OR 
Alona is a graduate of Good Samaritan School of 
Nursing. Donald is a teacher 

One son Jeremy Klassen Stainke b. May 31,19 74 

Kristen Ann Kotka b. Mar 15,1947 

m. Derrick J. Abram, Oct 2,19 76 
Eric Neil Kotka b. July 18,1953 

m. Donna 

One son 

Doris "Ramona" Luethe - dau of Samuel Luethe 
b. May 9,1918 

m. Frank Huserick, Oct 19,1945 
Doris is a school teacher 
Children: Three 
Frank Anthony Huserick 

b. Nov 7,1952; He is a teacher 
Philip Stewart Huserick 

b. Aug 19,1954; He is an accountant 
Christopher Galen Huserick 
b. Jan 11,1956 
Irma Eleanor Luethe - dau of Samuel Luethe 
b. July 1,1919 

m. Floyd Walkley, July 30,1954, in her parents home 
Irma is a teacher 

One son: Mark Kevin Walkley b. July 23,1957 

Claire E. Luethe - dau of Samuel Luethe 
b. June 9,1922; m. Dr. Marv Adams 

Claire is a graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nurs- 
ing Children: 

Jennifer Layne Adams b. Dec 4,1948 

m. Craig Saxs , May 25,19 74 



PART III VII 319 

Gregory Marv Adams b. April 30,1950 

m. Myna Amanda Wallin, Dec 6,19 76 
They are in Imports Business and spend half their 
time in South America. 

John Luethe - son of Christian and Anna Barbara Luthi 

b d. June 22,1922 

m. Teresa Maude Lucretia Brooks, in her father's home, 
dau of George L. and Margaret L. (Gatton) Brooks 
b, Oct 15,1886; d. Aug 20,1972 

Children: William,Harold,Alf red, Viola, Paul and Banjamin 
William George Luethe - son of John Luethe 
b. Feb 22,1907 

d. Sept 7,19 39, in a construction accident 
m. Lydia Gutschmidt 
One son: 

William John Luethe b. 1938; d. Mar 24,1946 

Harold John Luethe - son of John Luethe 

b. June 23,1908 m. Juanita Hutchinson 

One dau: 

Teresa Luethe m. Terry Allan, July 1969 

Children Jennifer Lynn Allan b. Dec 15,19 75 

William David Allan b. Mar 24,19 75 

Alfred Lewis Luethe - son of John Luethe 
b. Dec 14,1909 d. Jan 23,1972 

m. Olivia Stevens in Bremerton, WA 

b. Jan 23,1917 
Olivia is a licensed Practical Nurse. 

She lives in Bremerton 
Children: Robin, Craig, Roxanne and Gail 
Robin Lewis Luethe b. April 15,1940 

m. Lois Drummond b. June 7,1946 

Children: Rebecca Luethe b. May 19,19 70 

Gregory Luethe b. Aug 17,1971 

Craig Stevens Luethe b. Mar 20,1945 

m. Susie Brown b. Jan 26,1947 

Children: Stacie Renee Luethe b. June 10,19 70 
Brenda Louise Luethe b. Feb 7,19 72 
Roxanne Luethe b. Jan 19,1949 

m. Gary Lindsey b. Aug 10,1947 

Gail Luethe b. June 24,1954 

m. Les Brown b. Jan 12,195 3 

Children: Hay ley Elizabeth Brown b. Jan 22,19 72 
Mathew Anthony Brown b. Jan 31,19 74 

Viola Teresa Luethe - dau of John Luethe 
b. Sept 19,1911 

m. Gaza Burger, in her mother's home in Portland, OR 
Children: Dale, Virgil and Eldon 

Dale Richard Burger b. Dec 16,1934, in Portland, OR 
m. Bonnie Lou Parker, in 1958, dau of Harold and 
June (Pridgeon) Parker. b. June 1,19 37 



320 PART III CH VII 

Children: Three 
Steven Allen Burger 

b. Aug 3, 1961 in Hillsboro,OR 
Mary Ellen Burger 

b. July 5,1963, in Hillsboro.OR 
Michael Scott Burger 

b. Mar 4,1967, in Redmond, OR 
Virgil Lee Burger; b. Mar .... 1937 

in. Beverly Elsasser, June 15,1963 
Children: Two 

Marvin John Burger b. Dec 1,1966 

Craig Lee Burger b. Nov 9,196 8 

Eldon John Burger b. Aug 25,1946 

Paul Cecil Luethe - son of John Luethe 
b. May 2,1914 
m. Geraldine Ferrier in Bremerton, WA 

b ; d 

Children: David and Gary 
David Paul Luethe 

m. Patricia Moore; divorced 
m. 2nd Betty 
Gary Luethe 

m. Mary Feb 14,19 76 

Benjamin Gerald Luethe - son of John Luethe 
b. Aug 11,1916 
m. Elsa Miller 

They both teach in Lebanon, OR 

Children: Paul a, Benjamin, Karen Sue and Karl Lew 
Paula Ann Luethe b. Aug 19,1942 (Twins) 

m. John Noah in 196 3 
Children: Tammi Jane Noah 
Michele Ann Noah 
Tiffany Noah 
Benjamin Gerald Luethe, Jr. b, 

m. Donna Jensen in 196 3 
Children: Dawn Rene Luethe 

Darren Leroy Luethe 
Grant Luethe 
Travis Luethe 
Karen Sue Luethe b. 

m. Don Orman, May 26,1965 
Children: Sandra Kay Orman 
Jamie Orman 
Karl Lew Luethe b. 

m. 
m. 2nd Ilene McCall, Feb 14,19 76 



b. 


1965 




b. 


Feb 


8,1969 


b. 


Nov : 


23,19 70 


Jan 23, 


1944 


b. 


1964 




b. 


1966 




b. 


1969 




"b. 


19 71 




June 10 


,1946 


b. 


Jan 


10,1969 


b. 




19 71 


June 10 


,1946 



PART III 321 



CHAPTER VIII 



NEWELL 



The Newells were connected to the Brooks by five marriages 
and to the Woolleys by three marriages. 

The first Newell family of which we have record emigrated 
from Scotland to Ireland early in the 19th Century. The first 
to emigrate to Canada were brothers Robert and John, who with 
their families, left Belfast , Ireland in June 1831 and arrived 
in Quebec after a long twelve weeks passage in steerage. Rob- 
ert decided to remain in Lower Canada (Quebec) while John opted 
for Upper Canada, as Ontario was then called, as it was reach- 
ed by traveling up the St. Lawrence River. 

Sometime later Robert and his wife prevailed on their par- 
ents to join them; and so it was that James and Martha Newell 
and John and Martha Lindsay, with a total of eleven children, 
left their homes in Northern Ireland in 1835 and settled near 
Bytown, now known as Ottawa. While the two families enjoyed 
being near their children, Robert and Hannah, it was difficult 
to make a living, and being snowbound for endless days, was 
not to their liking. The winters seemed long and severe com- 
pared with Ireland. The land was rough and stoney and the 
hardest work brought only a meager existence. 

About 1839 son Alexander Newell decided to try to find his 
older brother John in Upper Canada. His reunion with John, 
after such a venturesome trip, was joyful indeed. After some 
months he returned to his parents and convinced them of the 
advantages of the beautiful County Elgin. Plans were made and 
about 1840 the Newells and Lindsays , (John Lindsay had died a 
few weeks after reaching Bytown) accompanied by the Nesbitts, 
who are believed to have been in the Bytown area since 1823, 
made the long trek by wagon to Malahide Township, and settled 
in an area east of Springfield which became known as "Little 
Ireland" due to the large number of Irish families who located 
there . 

The Lindsays are believed to have come from County Cavan, 
and the Nesbitts from County Down or Cavan, I re land. 

The given name James has been used numerous times and for 
ease of identification we have numbered some chronologically 

Our first Newell of record was - 
James Robert Newell, I 
b. ca 1750 in Scotland 



322 



Part III Ch VIII 
James and Martha Newell 



M 








T) 


ra 


c 


u 


rH 


x; 


<u 


0) 


•H 


u 


^ 


4.) 


4J 


^1 


D 


tn 


n) 


« 


If 


o 



S S P!S t^ 







CO 




oo 




c 




•H 


s 




4J 


s 


^ 


tn 

ta 


p 


E 


• 





(U 


3 >-i 


en 


•H 


>% 0) 0) <u 


0) C 


)-l 


en 1-1 ^ x: 


E x: 


)-l 


4-1 -a ^ -u 


TO o 


CO 

PC 


(1) d « en 
PQ -3 S w 



c 

0) 

•a 



o 

c 

O 

d 
d 

ID 






p5 






w 




Cfl 


« 




;^ 


?^1 


• 


(1) 


s 


E 


00 

o 


w 




Pi 


1-1 




• 


< 




P£J 



M 


>^ 


M 


CO 


M 


W 




-a 


C/5 


d 


w 


•H 




E kJ 


>-i 


>-) 



> 






CO 


M 


r-t 


M 


o 


cn 


(U 


(U 


o 


(1) 


3 


4-1 


(1) 


E 


E 


en 


J3 


CO 


CO 


o 


^ 


<-> 


w 


P^ 







•o 




. 










u 




< 


en 




eS 




cd 


s 




•H 


C 4-1 


ca 




S 


0) 


en 


o 


(U u 


H 


• 


.—1 


:^ >-■ 


QJ 


d 


XI (U 


C/3 


e 


< 


u -o 


£ 


CO 


3 X 


O 






^^ 


CO 


u 


0) rH 


fe 




s 


n 


tL, 


PS < 



0) CO 

oo -i-i 

^1 r-H 

O .-I 



en 
cu 

.H 

(-1 
CO 



(1) 
a CO 

(U 1-4 

en i-i 
O CO 



en 
CO 

S 
o 

x; 

H 



o 



CO eu >% 

CO d w d 

en CO eg d 

M >-) S < 



Q) S 

V4 CO 
CO -H 
60 ^ 

(^ .-I 



CO 0) 



to 


O 


XI 


X 


u 


X 


o 


CO 


D. 


Q) 


4-1 


0) 


N 


0) d 


X 


t-l 


x 


■H 


en X 


4-1 


CO 


tS 


.-I 


o o 


tn 


s 


W 


>-) •-> 


w 



• 


>. 


Vi 


>-> 


to 


(U 4J 




tn 


T3 0) 6 


H 


•o 


4-1 d >-l CO 


Pi 


„• C 


>-i to CO -H 


Cd 


E -H 


<D X 60 d -H 


ca 


hJ 


X Q) >-i X '— 1 


Q 


• 


OH CO O -H 
Pi -^ S ^ 3 


pe! 


W 



PART III CH VIII 323 

d In Ireland, probably County Armagh 

m. Mary Manight (McKnight) 

They emigrated from Scotland to County Armagh, I re land before 
1825. 

Children: John,Margaret ,Mary and James, as follows: 

John - no data found 

Margaret m. Robert Boyd. They lived in Canada for a time, 

then returned to Ireland 
Mary m. Mr. Someral and they remained in Ireland. 

James Newell, II - son of James Newell I 
b. ca 1781, presumably in Scotland 

d. Sept 25,1859, bu in Burdick Cemetery, east of Aylmer 
m. Martha Someral (Somerville) 
b. ca 1790 

d. 186A, bu in Burdick Cemetery, east of Aylmer 
She was listed in the 1861 Census, in the home of her 
son Foster. 

They are believed to have been living in County Armagh 
(Northern Ireland) by 1825, and later moved to Ballybay 
(Balaboy) in adjacent County Monaghan. 

In 1835, as here-to-fore related, they went to Lower Can- 
ada; accompanying them were John and Hannah Lindsay with their 
five children ( John, Thomas , William, Jane and Mary). Then 
followed the move to Malahide Twp , about 1840 where life be- 
came all that they had dreamed of in the New World. 

Children: Robert , John, James III, Alexander, An drew, Mary 

Martha and Foster 
Robert James "Robin" Newell - son of James Newell, II 
b. July 1,1805 in Scotland or Ireland 

d. July 4,1896, in Elgin Co., bu in Putnam Cemetery ,Ont . 
m. Hannah (Lindsay) Geno, ca 1829, dau of John and Mar- 
tha (Wallace) Lindsay. Martha was a native of Scotland and her 
first husband was Rostos Geno, who died in India while serving 
in the British Army. They had two children: Matilda and David, 
b. 1800; d. Jan 7,1873, bu in Putnam 
m. 2nd Mrs. Farquhar, who died ten years later. 
Robert ran a small farm in County Armagh, Ireland for a 
short time, then decided to go to Lower Canada where land was 
reportedly abundant. He persuaded brother John and wife to go 
along and so in June 1831, the party of seven(Robert, Hannah, 
her two children, and their son Alexander, John and Nancy arr- 
ived in Quebec. 

Robert decided to go to the Bytown area and so took the 
river-boat up the Grand River, now called Ottawa, then travel- 
ed twenty miles up the Gatineau River where they settled under 
the most primitive conditions. It proved to be an extremely 
rugged life and so it was with great anticipation that they 
accepted brother Alexander's report and moved to Malahide 
Township, as here-to-fore related. In 1848 they moved to North 
Dorchester Township where they had purchased 200 acres. 



324 PART III CH VIII 

Children: Robert .Alexander, Margaret , John and William 
Robert James Newell, II - son of Robert James Newell, 
b. ca 1830 in Armagh County .Ireland (James II, I) 

d. June 10,1885, bu in Putnam, Ontario 
m. Mariah J. ca 1851 

b. Aug 1835; d. Feb 6,1887, bu in Putnam 
Children: Ten including Margaret and John as follows: 
Margaret Ann Newell 

b. 1852; d. Oct 27,1900, bu in Delmer Cemetery 
m. Jacob Whitcroft 

b. 1845 in Warwick, Ontario 
d. Dec 29,1919, bu in Delmer 
A great great grandson is James McCallum of Monkton, 

Ont. 
John Robert Newell 

b. 1854; d. 1923; m. Sarah Jane Pike 

Alexander Newell - son of Robert James Newell (James II, 
b. ca 1832 in County Armagh , I re land James I) 

d. probably in Middlesex County , Ontario 
m. in 1854 

They first lived near his father in Malahide and then 
in 186 7 moved to Adelaide, west of London, Ont. 

Children: Ten including Henry , Naomi , James and Frank 

who had a grandson Embrey Henderson, 
Henry N. Newell - son of Alexander Newell (Robert, 
b. 1855 James II, I) 

d, July 23,1932 in LeMars,Iowa 
Henry became a Senator in Iowa, and in 19 31 wrote a 
long letter in which he outlined much of the early family 
history. 

Naomi Newell - dau of Alexander Newell (Robert, 

b. Nov 26,1864; James II, I) 

d. 1906, bu in Strathroy ,Ont . 
m. Warren E. Woolley, Mar 24,1885 
b. 1861 

d. 1918, bu in Strathroy, son of Henry Woolley 
They lived near Strathroy 
Children: Gertrude and Ross 
SEE Warren Woolley for Continuation 
Frank Newell - son of Alexander Newell 
He had a grandson Embrey Henderson 
Margaret Jane Newell - dau of Robert J. Newell, 

b d (James II, I) 

m. Mr. Johnson before 1854 

Children: Robert H. , Benjamin, William, Richard and 
Hanna (h) 
John Newell - son of Robert H. Newell (James II, I) 
b. 1838; d. 1920 in California; m. ca 1858 
Children: Ten as follows: 
Edward 



PART III CH VIII 325 

Wellington d. 19 31 in Yale, Michigan 

Frank 

Anna d. 1930 in Flint, Mich. m. Mr. Welch 

William 

Mary Ellen m. Mr. Moore, lived in Detroit, Mich 
Aaron 

Mina Lived in San Diego, California 

Robert James d. 19 31 in Detroit, Mich 

Elizabeth became the 2nd wife of Warren Woolley 
William George Newell - son of Robert J. Newell, 

b. 1840; d. 1917, bu in Putnam, Ont. (James 11,1) 

m. Elizabeth Waring ca 1872 

b. 1847; d 1917, bu in Putnam 

m. 2nd Mrs. Johnson, who had a dau Martha 
Children: Robert , James , d. 1873, age 1 yr; Leslie and 
Mary 
John Newell, - son of James Newell, II, (James I) 
b. 1807; d. ...; m. Nancy Whitcroft 

John and Nancy left Ireland with his brother Robert and 
wife, Hannah. Nancy was extremely upset by the loss of their 
first child, who died at sea and was buried near mid-Atlantic. 
Upon reaching Quebec she chose to go to Elgin County to be 
near friends. Thus the two couples separated, with Robert and 
Hannah taking the boat to Montreal, and John and Nancy taking 
the boat for Lake Erie, where they landed at Port Stanley, 
made their way to Malahide Township and became the first New- 
ells in the area. 

Children: Seven as follows: 

A son - d. at less than one year 

Isaac - lived near Warwick; had a large family 

d. at 80 years or more 
Jane m. Thomas Kady, lived in Alberta 
Mary m. Mr. Hastings 
Ann d. Sept 15,1913 

Margaret b. 1848 

d. Sept 16,19 37, not married. Lived on the family farm 
where she was bom 

William b. 1854; d. 19 31; Lived in Michigan 

James Newell, III - son of James Newell II, (James I) 
b. 1814 in Ireland 

d. Feb 15,1871, in Elgin County, bu in Burdick Cemetery 
m. Jane Lindsay, ca 1838 in Hull, Quebec, dau of John and 
Martha (Wallace) Lindsay . 

b. ca 1822 in Ireland 

d. Feb 23,1893, bu in Burdick Cemetery, 
They lived in Malahide Township 
Children: George, William, John, Charles , Robert , Martha, 

Joseph, Wallace and Thomas 
George W. Newell - son of James Newell, III (James II, I) 
b. Sept 25,1840 



326 PART III CH VIII 

d. Mar 16,1882, bu in Aylmer Cemetery. A Masonic Em- 
blem was on the gravestone. He was a blacksmith, 
m. Selena Hopkins, Nov 4,1863, of Aylmer 

b. Feb 14,1845; d. 1904, bu in Aylmer 

Children: Francis ,Ef fie, Isaac, Edward(Edwin) ,Mary, 

George and Orton 
Francis W. "Frank" Newell - son of George W. Newell, 

b. May 11,1866; d (James III, II, I) 

Effie Etta Newell - dau of George W. Newell 

b. ca 1869, in Aylmer; d 

Isaac Newton"Newt" Newell - son of George W, Nevjell 
b. Mar 15,1872 in Aylmer; d. 1927, bu in Aylmer 

m. Agnes d. 1876; d. 1947, bu in Aylmer 

Newt was in a Chevrolet Car Dealership in Aylmer 
around 1916. 

Edward or Edwin Newell - son of George W. Newell 

b. Mar 19,1875; d 

Mary Elizabeth Newell - dau of George W. Newell 

b. Sept 16,1877, in Aylmer; d 

George Frederick Newell - son of George W. Newell 

b. April 3,1880; d 

m ; Had a son George 1906 - 1920 

Orton Newell - son of George W. Newell 
b. Nov 12,1882 
William James Newell - son of James Newell III 

b. ca 1842; d 

m. Margaret A; b . ca 1845; d 

Children: James Leslie b. 1866 
Martin E. b. 186 8 
John Newell - son of James Newell III 
b. 1845 
d. 1912, bu in Walker Rd. Cem. (east of Aylmer) 

m. Elizabeth ; A son George 

Charles Newell - son of James Newell III 
b. 1846; d. 1916, bu in Springfield 
m. Susannah Brooks, Mar 3,1869, dau of Daniel and 
Polly (Chase) Brooks 

b. 1842 (marriage record showed 1849) 
d. 1920, bu in Springfield 
Children: Mary , Charles, Martha, Margaret , Wallace, Lena 
Mary Jane "Jennie" Newell - dau of Charles Newell 
b. 1869; (James III, II, I) 

d. 19 35, bu in Springfield 
m. George Raw lings 

b. 1870; d. 1935, bu in Springfield 
They lived in Marine City , Michigan 
Children: Florence and Newell 
Florence Rawlings - dau of Mary Newell 
b. 1902 in Marine City; d. Dec 19 76 
m. Kenneth MacDonald 



PART III CH VIII 32 7 

They lived in Far Rockaway,New Jersey and Fort 
Lauderdale , Florida . 

Newell Rawlings - son of Mary Newell(Charles , 

James III, II, I) 

b. Aug 4,1904 in Marine City , Michigan 

d. June 1968, bu in Marine City 

th. Laura McRae in St . Clair, Michigan 

Laura living in Armada, MI (1978) 

Children: Newell and Catherine J. 
Charles Newell - son of Charles Newell(James III, II, I) 

b. ca 1872; d m. Lucy Laur 

Children: John, Bill, Ted, Flossie, Hazel, Marguerite, 
Ruby, Jean and Dolly 
Martha "Mattie" Newell - dau of Charles Newell 

b. 1874; d. 1881, bu in Springfield 

Margaret M. "Maggie" Newell - dau of Charles Newell 

b. 1877; d. 1902, bu in Springfield 

Wallace G. Newell - son of Charles Newell 
b. 1882; d. 1940, bu in Springfield 

m. Ruth Shaw 

b. 1885; d. 1951, bu in Springfield 
They lived in Malahide Twp, Elgin County 
Children: Clayton, Glen, Alice and Alma 
Clayton A. Newell - son of Wallace Newell (Charles, 

b. Mar 18,1907 James III, II, I) 

d. Jan 2,1977, bu in Springfield 

m. Pearl E ; b. Sept 4,1901 

No children 
Glen Newell - son of Wallace Newell 

b. 1909; d. Feb 14,19 72 

m. Barbara Berry 

Children: Patrick, Ruth Anne, Charles, Michael 
Alice S. Newell - dau of Wallace Newell 

b. Nov 17,1911 

m. John Brown, from Belfast , Ireland 
b. 1910; d. July 18,1971 

Alice Living in Ay Imer, Ontario (1979) 

Children: Three as follows: 

Ruth Anne Brown m. John Telford 

Jean Brown 

David Brown m. Jane Schultz 

Alma Newell - dau of Wallace Newell 

b. July 8,1917 

m. John Young b. Mar 1912 

Living on her father's farm near Springfield(1979) 

Children: Three as follows: 

John Young 

Mary Young m. Martin Steinbacher; Two children 

Janice Young m. Jake Enns 
Lena Newell - dau of Charles Newell (James III, II, I) 



328 PART III CH VIII 

b. 1886; d. 1968 

m. Colin Ellsworth 
No children 
Robert Newell - son of James Newell III (II, I) 
b. 18A8; d. 1928 

m. Mary Ann Stover b. 1850; d. 1914 

Believed to have had a son Peter, as follows: 
Peter Stuart "Bud" Newell 

1884 - 1929, bu in Springfield 
m. Margaret E. Mullen 

1883 - 1955, bu in Springfield 
Lived in Springfield area 
Children: James 1912-1958 
Archie 
Marjorie m. Mr. Sims, 

Lives in Springfield (1979) 
Jean 1924-1926 
Martha Ann Newell - dau of James Newell III 

b. 1849/50; d. Feb 6,1871, bu in Burdick Cem. 
Joseph Newell - son of James Newell III (II, I) 
b. ca 1854; d. April 15,1932 

m 

A daughter Martha who married James L. Moore 
Wallace Newell - son of James Newell III 

b. 1856 
Thomas Newell - son of James III 

b. 1858/9; d. Feb 13,1903, bu in Luton Cemetery 
m. Jane Rocky 

b. ca 1865; d. June 10,1922, bu in Luton 
Alexander Newell - son of James Newell, II 
b. 1816, probably in Ireland 
d. probably in Lambton County , Ontario 
m. Rebecca Rogers, probably in Malahide Township 
b. 1819 in Ireland 
d. before 1871 in Lambton County 
m. 2nd Mrs. Esther Robinson (a widow, age 55) Sept 6, 
1871 in Aylmer, witnesses were his son Foster and wife Nancy, 
b. 1816 in Ireland 
Alexander made the trip from the vicinity of Bytown 
(Ottawa) about 1839 to find his brother John in Elgin County, 
as here-to-fore told; he had little money and walked much of 
the way. After visiting with John and his family briefly, he 
obtained work for a time and then was able to secure passage 
via the lakes and rivers to a point near home. Within a year 
or so the entire family were joyfully re-united to spend the 
remainder of their lives in that vicinity. Alexander farmed in 
Lambton County, east of his brother John's farm for years and 
then moved about fifteen miles north to a farm near Forest, 
Ontario. In the early days they furnished lodging and food in 
their home for travelers going to the St. Clair River Terri- 



PART III CH VIII 329 

tory. They were located on a road parallel to and six miles 
south of the then London-Samia road. 

Children: James .Samuel, Foster II, and Rebecca 
James Newell, IV - son of Alexander Newell (James II) 
b. 1840; d. ca 1870 

m 

m. 2nd Nancy Jane (Brooks) Newell, widow of Foster II, 
(James' brother) dau of Daniel and Polly (Chase) Brooks 

b. 1845 in Elgin Co; d. ... probably bu in Lambton 

County 
Samuel Newell - son of Alexander Newell (James II) 

b. 1841; d 

m Lived in Michigan. A dau lived in Pontiac,MI 

Foster Newell II - son of Alexander Newell (James II) 
b. 1846; d. in middle life in Malahide 

m. Nancy Brooks, Feb 13,1871 in the Malahide Baptist 
Church, witnessed by Daniel A. Brooks and Jane Ann Crawford,* 
dau of Daniel and Polly (Chase) Brooks 

b. 1845 in Malahide Twp; d 

Children: Edith and Camby 

Edith Augusta Newell - dau of Foster Newell II (Alex- 
b. 1872; d. 1937 ander) 

m. Angus Gillespie in 189 7 
Children: Newell, Violet , Malcolm and Camby 
Newell Currie Gillespie 189 7-1899 
Violet Agnes Gillespie; b. 1901 
m. James Marcellus Bowden in 192 7 
She lives near Thamesville ,Ont (1978) 
Children: Roger James Bowden (adopted) b. 19 AG 
Malcolm Foster Gillespie b. 190 3 
m. Alzina Hayles 

Children: John Angus and Foster Newell Gillespie 
Camby Carman Gillespie b. 1909 
m. Marjorie Grimmett in 19 38 
They live in Calgary 
Children: Three, one is a doctor 
Camby Foster Newell - son of Foster Newell II, Alex- 
1874 - 1949 ander) 

m. Eva Scythes in 1921 

m. 2nd Mildred Fallingsbee in 1946; d. 1964 
Children: Two by Eva as follows: 
Edwin Camby Newell; b. 1918 

Frances Edith Newell b 

m. William H. Noseworthy in 1946; One son Camby 
Rebecca Newell - dau of Alexander Newell (James II, I) 
b. 1855; d. ca 1937 

m in Pontiac,MI 

Andrew Newell - son of James Newell II (James I) 
b. 1819 in Balabay County ,Monaghan, Ireland 
d. 1904, bu in Springfield 



330 PART III CH VIII 

m. Elizabeth Hastings 

b. 1824, probably in Ireland 
d. Jan 28,1906, bu in Springfield 
Andrew went to Lower Canada with his parents ca 1835, 
lived in Hull, Quebec about a year before going to Malahide 
Township, Elgin County , Ontario. 

Children: James , John, Harriet , Betsy , Andrew, Mabel , Esther. 
James Newell V - son of Andrew Newell (James II, I) 

b. ca 18A7 in Little Ireland (about two miles east of 
d. 1924 Springfield) 

m. Alma Swades in Oct 1872, of Copenhagen, Mai abide Twp 
James received an M.D Degree at Queen's University. 
Kingston, Ontario and became a Fellow of the Royal College of 
Physicians and Surgeons. He practiced in Springfield, Watford 
and in Detroit. 

Children: LaVeme, who became a Dentist and practiced 
in Detroit. 

John Robert Newell - son of Andrew Newell (James II, I) 
b. 1853; d. relatively young 

He was an Anglican Minister and lived west of Hamilt- 
on, Ontario. 

Harriet Newell - dau of Andrew Newell 

b. 1856; d 

m. Thomas Wilson Firby, Oct 10,1872 
Elizabeth "Betsy" Newell - dau of Andrew Newell 

b. 1858; d 

m. James Solon Woolley (Not identified in the Woolley 
Chapter) 

Andrew S. Newell - son of Andrew Newell (James II, I) 
b. 1864 in Malahide; d. 1941, bu in Springfield 
m. Mary Isabel Moore; 1866-1934, bu in Springfield 
They farmed near Springfield. He was a wheelwright, 
a cabinet maker and the Reeve of Springfield for years. 
Children: Nora, Delia 

Nora Lorene Newell - dau of Andrew S. Newell (Andrew, 
b. Apr 28,1887 James, II, I) 

d. Oct 7,1887, bu in Springfield 
Delia Mae Newell - dau of Andrew S. Newell 
1889 - 1964 

m. Dr. Leonard Hugh Douglass; 1884 - 1933 
Children: Marian and Hugh 
Marian Douglass b. Jan 24,1913 

m. H.A.Hodgins 

Living in Atglen,PA (1979) 
Children: Ronald and Catherine 
Hugh Andrew Douglass b. Oct 22,1914; not married 
Living in Atglen,PA (19 79) 
Mabel Newell - dau of Andrew Newell (James II, I) 
1869 - 1966, bu in Springfield 
m. James Lewis Moore 



PART III CH VIII 331 

b. 1866; d. 1946, bu in Springfield 
Children: Ten as follows: 
Clara; 1886 - 1966; m. Allan Ferris 

Son Vem Ferris m. Gertie Washbrook 

Five Children 
Dau Audrey R. Fefris m. Frederick T. Size, 1933 
One dau Patricia Ann Size b. Oct 25,1940 
m. Larry McLachlan; d. Dec. 19 77 
Gordon - 1896 - 1917 in W.W.I. 
Shirley C. 1909 - 1919, bu in Springfield 
Harry, Gladys, Bumice, Anne, Maude, Kenneth and Newell, all 
deceased. 

Esther Newell - dau of Andrew Newell (James II, I) 
b. 1870 (per 1871 Census) 
Mary Newell - dau of James II (I) 

b. 1822 in Ireland; d. Apr 8,1855, bu in Burdick 
m. Reuben Johnson, Oct 15,1840 in the St. Thomas 
Anglican Church; witnesses were Andrew and John Newell 

b d Reuben m. 2nd 

Children: Matilda, Martha, Reuben and Foster - believed 
to be by Mary 

Joseph, John, Robert and Humphrey, by the 
second wife 
Martha Johnson m. Lyman Dexter 
SEE the Dexter Chapter 
Martha Newell - dau of James Newell II (James I) 
b. 1824 in Ireland; d. 1909, bu in Springfield 
m. Joseph Nesbitt,Sr. 

1819 - 1904, bu in Springfield 
They lived near Springfield 

The Nesbitt families were believed to have arrived in 
the Bytown area in 1823, and later went to Malahide about the 
same time as the Newell and Lindsay families. 
Children: Six as follows: 
Martha Nesbitt - b. 1853; d. May 1,1937 

m. Martin or Morton Wiltsie 
Rebecca Nesbitt - b. 1857; d. Mar 15,1941 not married 
Elizabeth Nesbitt m. Mr. Lane 

A son, probably Joseph, Jr., who lived near Niagara 
Falls, and d. there. 
John Nesbitt 

Esther Nesbitt m. Dave Stirton 
Foster Newell, I - son of James Newell II (James I) 

b. April 27,1827 in County Monaghan,Ireland; d. 1867 
m. Margaret Alward in 1852 

b. 1836 of Quaker Parents, near Niagara Falls; d. 19 33 
m. 2nd Peter Neff in 1869. They were reported to be 
living in Alberta in 19 31 and had sons Robert and Ernest. 

Children: Mary , Andrew, James, Francis , Reuben and Albert 
Mary Newell - dau of Foster Newell I (James II, I) 



332 PART III CH VIII 

b. Sept 24,1853; 

d. 19 32, bu in Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat,Alta. 
m. Alexander Woolley in 1871/75, son of Joseph and 
Margaret (Mcintosh) Woolley 

b. 1849/50; d. 1914, bu in Alberta 

They lived in Edmonton, Alberta 
Children: Harvey and Maggie and others 
SEE Alexander Woolley for Continuation 
Andrew S. Newell - son of Foster Newell, I (James II) 
b. 1855/6; d. 1942 

m. Charlotte Woolley, dau of Joseph and Margaret (Mcin- 
tosh) Woolley 

b. Oct 11,1857/8 in S. Dorchester 

d supposedly near Edmonton, Alta. 

They went to Wisconsin and later to Edmonton to be 
near their son, Lewis (Louis) 

James Alexander Newell, VI - son of Foster Newell, I 
b. Jan 6,1857 in Springfield, Ont. (James II, I) 

d 

ra. Imogene Sheriff, Feb 24,1885 in Whitewater, MI , dau 
of Charles Whitewater of England. 
Children: Foster S. 

Luxley L. (had 2 sons, James and Richard) 
Elizabeth and Dorothy 
James was in the Dairy business in Wisconsin 
Francis "Frank" Newell - son of Foster Newell, I 

b. 1858; d (James II, I) 

m. Nan ; dau Pearl b. 1888 

Reuben Newell - son of Foster Newell I (James II, I) 
b. April 14,1864 in Springfield, Ont 

d. Sept 1928 in Crosse Pointe Park, MI, in the home of 
his daughter, Pearl 

m. Sarah Teresa "Tressy" Brooks, Mar 25,1885, dau of 
Levi and Sarah (Lane) Brooks 

b. Mar 29,1865 in Elgin Co., 

d. Dec 26,1894 in Swartz Creek, MI, bu in Springfield 
m. 2nd Alberta Jane Brooks, June 26,1895, sister of 
Teresa. b. Oct 8,1871; d. Oct 16,1896, bu in Springf ield,Ont . 
m. 3rd Eliza Cummings , ca 189 7 
b. 1869 in Tillsonburg,Ont 
d. 1929 in Crosse Pointe Park, MI 
Reuben owned a feed mill in Swartz Creek, MI for a time 
and then moved to Highland Park, MI where he was a Councilman 
in 1910/12. He was the first Boy Scout Leader in the City and 
was active in the First Methodist Church. 
One daughter, Pearl 

Teresa Beulah "Pearl" Newell - dau of Reuben and 
Tressy Newell 

b. May 31,1891 in Flint, MI 

d. Apr 24,1979, bu in Roseland Park Cem, Royal Oak, MI 



PART III CH VIII 333 

m. Clinton Fisk Berry in June 1919 
b. July 5,1898 in Owosso,MI 

d. Jan 13,1949, bu in Roseland Park Cemetery 
Clinton was a Banker in Detroit and they lived in 
Crosse Pointe Park, Michigan. 

Pearl was a music teacher for many years. Lived in 
Hamburg, Michigan in later years. 

Children: Jeanne and Betty as follows: 

Jeanne Newell Berry b 

m. Jack G. Sharp 
Living in Lincoln, MA (19 79) 
Betty Newell Berry b. July 7,1923, in Detroit, MI 

m. Walter Pierce Hayes, Jr., June 30 ,1945 ; divorced 
m. 2nd Les DeWolfe in 1961 
Living in Hamburg, MI (19 79) 
Children: Nancy, Walter and Thomas Hayes 
Albert Newell - son of Foster Newell, I (James II, I) 
b. 1867; d. in infancy 



334 PART III 



CHAPTER IX 



SHAIN 

The Shain and Corless Families were connected by two 
marriages. 

Ardell Wellington Shain - son of James N. and Catherine 

(Yorke) Shain an-d a nephew of Hiram Yorke 
b. June 6,1875, Belmont, Ont 
d. Dec 16,1961, bu in Wyoming, Ontario 

m. Anna "Annie" Laura Corless, June 24,1897, dau of Lyman and 
Emma Jane (Houston) Corless 

b. Jan 3,1873 in Springfield, Ont. 
d. Nov 9,1956, bu in Wyoming, Ont. 
Annie Laura was an active hardworking person. In addition to 
raising five children, she helped with the farm work whenever 
needed, milking cows, driving horses for the binder, etc. She 
liked to entertain and regularly had guests for Sunday dinn- 
ers; was always helping other people. She was a great worker 
in the Church and sang in the Choir for many years. 

Ardell remembered that as a boy he went with his father to 
the States and brought back the first Holstein bull into their 
part of the country; it was expensive but was worth it. Many 
of its offspring produced milk at a 70 lb rate. Ardell and 
Annie went to his mother's farm near Belmont and helped raise 
his younger brother. Later Ardell and Annie bought a farm near 
Wyoming. Their home burned during the depression years and he 
bought a new house in Windsor for $300.00 and moved it to the 
farm. He operated a dairy supply business for years. Soon 
after retirement they bought a house in Petrolia where they 
spent their remaining years. 

Children: Marguerite , Greta, Clayton, Lyman J., and Ray 
Marguerite Aline Shain - dau of Ardell Shain 
b. April 26,1898, in Aylmer,Ont 
d. Feb 10,1963 in Sheffield, AL, bu there 
m. John Anthony Heffeman, Aug 23,1920 
b. July 25,1888 in Aurora, NY 
d. June 6,1964, bu in Sheffield 
Marguerite was a nurse and John was Transportation Manager 
for the Tennessee Valley Authority. They lived in Sheffield, AL 
Children: John, Bernard and Dorothy 
John A. Heffeman, Jr 

b Lives in Knoxville,TN (1974) 

Bernard "Barney" Heffeman 

b Lives in Sheffield, AL (1974) 



PART III CH IX 335 

Dorothy Heffeman 

b Lives in the East (19 74) 

Greta Irene Shain - dau of Ardell Shain 
b. June 12,1899 in Wyoming, Ont. 

m. Christian "Chris" Michael Peter Lauth, June 3,1916, 
in Port Huron, MI 

b. Oct 5,1892 in Port Huron, MI 
d. July 11,19A6, bu in Port Huron 
Chris operated the Lauth Hotel in Port Huron for some 
years. It had been built by his father. Greta lives near Lex- 
ington in a Mobile Home Park owned and operated by her daught- 
er Patricia. 

Children: Ardel,Corless , Harold and Patricia 
Ardell Wellington Lauth; b. Mar 29,1917 in Port Huron 
d. Sept 8,1969, bu in Port Huron 
m. Marian Rumrill, July 13,1941 
b. Jan 4,1919 in Ypsilanti,MI 
Four Children 
Corless Lauth 

b. Jan 15,1919 in Port Huron, MI 

d. Dec 5,1974 in Windsor, bu there 

m. Evelyn Shirley Freeman, May 2 3, 1954 in Mt . Clemens , MI 

b. Oct 24,1926 in Detroit 
Four Children 
Harold C. Lauth 

b. Sept 7,1920 in Port Huron 

m. Constance "Connie" Marian Sparling, Aug 9,1947 in 
Port Huron, MI. b. Nov 12,1923, in Port Huron 

He owns a Lumber Yard and Builders Supply, in Port Huron 

Two children: 
Patricia Ann Lauth 

b. May 16,19 32 in Port Huron 

m. Harold Henry Brown, June 10,1950 in Port Huron 
b. Feb 4,192 7 in Croswell,MI 
They own and operate a Mobile Home Park near Lexington, MI 
Three children 
Clayton Leroy Shain - son of Ardell Shain 

b. Dec 21,1904 in Plymton Twp, Lambton Co., Ont 

d. Sept 17,1970 in Sarnia, bu in Petrolia,Ont 

m. Viola May Forsythe, Mar 20,1928 in Wyoming, Ont 

b. Mar 13,1906 in Copies ton, Ont. 
They lived in Lambton County 

Clayton farmed a hundred acres near Wyoming, Ont from 1929 
to 1938. Then he owned and operated an Oil property at Marth- 
esville for eleven years. In 1959 he became the second person 
in Ontario to obtain a game farm license, owned and operated 
the Hard Oil Shooting and Pheasant Reserve on 400 acres of 
bush and marsh land at Marthesville . In 19 70 he released 3800 
pheasants. He also raised partridge and quail. He became well 
known in both the U.S. and Canada as a trainer of Labrador 



336 PART III CH IX 

Re trie vers, German Short Haired Pointers and English Pointers. 
He was a great horseman and enjoyed raising and selling race 
horses and Percherons. An active man, a lover of life and the 
great out-doors. To quote one of his daughters: "I think he 
was special," 

Children: Colleen, Margaret , Carl and Lois 
Colleen May Shain 

b. June 9,1929 in Petrolia, Ontario 

m. Claire Murray Jardine, Sept 24,1955 in Petrolia. 

b. Feb 3,1931 in Petrolia 
Colleen has been a secretary and enjoys life on a small 
farm. Claire is a Supervisor of Environmental Control for Dow 
Chemical. They live near Petrolia (19 76) 
One son 
Margaret Irene "Maggie" Shain 
b. Aug 2,19 31 in Wyoming 
m. Alan Dimnett McTavish, June 25,1955 in Petrolia 

b. May 18,1928 in Stratford, Ontario 
Maggie is a nurse in a London Hospital while Alan is in 
Data Processing at Fanshawe College,London,Ont. 
Two children 
Carl Lee Shain 

b. Aug 20,19 34 in Wyoming, Ontario 

Not married; is a public school teacher in Toronto (1976) 
Lois "Anne" Shain - dau of Clayton Leroy Shain 
b. June 2,1941 in Petrolia, Ontario 
m. Lyle Wagoner, Dec 8,1956 in Oil City,Ont 

b. Oct 6,19 34 in Lambton Co.,Ont. 
Anne works at Lambton Central Collegiate Vocational 
Institute, while Lyle is with the Enniskillen Twp Road Comm- 
ission. Four Children 

Lyman James "AL" Shain - son of Ardell Shain 
b. July 1,1906, in Wyoming, Ontario 

m. Irene Hambly, Mar 26,1927 in Port Huron, dau of Charles 
and Frances (Ottawill) Hambley 

b. Sept 28,1905 in Feversham, Ontario, Georgian Bay area. 
Al was the owner and operator of a Fishing and Duck Hunting 
resort near Mitchell Bay, Ontario, for a number of years. 
Lives near Dover Center, Ontario (1976) 
Children: Joanne and Donald 
Joanne Shain 

b. Sept 8,1928 in Petrolia 

m. David Bab cock, June 4,1949 in Royal Oak, MI, son of 
Lloyd and Marguerite (Preston) Babcock 

b. April 26,1926 in Pleasant Ridge, MI 
David attended Michigan State University and is an Auto- 
motive Engineer with General Motors. 
Living in Rochester, MI (19 76) 
Three children 
Donald Shain, b. May 30,19 30 in Petrolia, Ontario 



PART III CH IX 337 

m. Rebecca "Becky" Moran; divorced 
m. 2nd Delores (Parker) Groscuth in 1968 
They live in Westland,MI (1976) 
Six children by Rebecca 
Morley "Ray Shain - son of Ardell Shain 
b. May 27,1908 in Wyoming, Ont 
d. June 29,19 7A, bu in Wyoming, Ont. 
m. Edna Haskins, Sept 16,1928 in Detroit 

b. Oct 2,1909 in Detroit 
Morley farmed near Petrolia; One adopted son, Robert 
Lome York Shain - son of James N. and Katherine (Yorke) Shain 
b. Mar 6,1880, in Belmont, Ontario 
d. Nov 28,1969, bu in Dorchester 

m. Cora "Emma" Corless, Sept 2,1908 in Springfield, dau of 
Lyman and Emma Jane (Houston) Corless 

b. Mar 10,1888; Living in St .Thomas , Ont (1977) 
Children: Max, Kathleen, Cameron, Madolyn and Lucile 
James Maxwell "Max" Shain - son of Lome Shain 
b. Mar 13,1911 in Belmont 

d. Nov 26,1956 in a hunting accident, bu in Dorchester 
m. Evelyn Jackson, Sept 9,19 39 in Middlesex County, Ont 

b. May 29,1912 Gladstone, Ontario 
Children: John and Jyl 
John "Cameron" Shain 

b. Oct 18,1946 in London, Ont, 

m. Marietta Louise Ditmer,Sept 8,19 70 in Listowel,Ont. 

b. Dec 5,1948 in Palmerston, Ontario 
Three children 
Jyl Maxine Shain b. Sept 4,1954 in London 

m. John "Wayne" Knox, Aug 10,1973, in Dorchester 
b. May 20,1946 in Caledonia, Ont . 
Alma "Kathleen" Shain - dau of Lome Shain 
b. Dec 31,1912, in Belmont, Ont. 

m. Earl Leroy Finch, Sept 2,1936 in Aylmer, son of Azel 
Finch, b. Aug 14,1908 in Mapleton 

d. July 26,1963, bu in St .Thomas , Ont . 
Children: Barbara and Sharon 
Barbara "Dianne" Finch 

b. Aug 12,19 39 in Harrietsville ,Ont . 

m. Dr. Thomas Herbert Meagher, May 21,1966 in St. Thomas, 
son of James and Edwina (Sash) Meagher 

b. Sept 20,19 35 in Neilburg, Saskatchewan 
Living in Calgary , Alberta (19 74) 
Two children 
Sharon Kathleen Finch 

b. Dec 14,1945 in St. Thomas 

m. Kenneth Morris Babcock, July 13,196 3 in St. Thomas, 
son of Henry M. Babcock 

b. July 28,1943 in S t. Thomas , Ont . 
Living in St. Thomas (19 74) Three children 



338 PART III CH IX 

Russell Cameron "Cam" Shaln - son of Lome Shain 
b. July 26,1914, near Belmont , Ontario 

m. Alma Ferguson, Nov 16,1940 in Aylmer, dau of Roy and 
Alice (Huffman) Ferguson. 

b. April 17,1919, in Aylmer,Ont. 
Cam farmed for years, near Belmont. Living near Belmont on 
a part of the old farm (1977) 

Children: Murray and Marlene 

Murray James Shain b. May 17,1950, in London, Ont. 

m. Trisha Lewis, Dec 14,1975 in Dorchester, of Dorchest- 
er. Murray is an Air Conditioning Technician. They live in 
S. Dorchester Twp. One child 

Norma "Marlene" Shain b. Feb 29,1956, in London, Ont. 

She is attending University of Western Ontario (1977) 
Leona "Madolyn" Shain - dau of Lome Y. Shain 
b. Feb 16,1916, in Belmont, Ont. 

m. Victor Bruce Brown, Apr 18,1946, in Aylmer, son of 
Herbert Brown. 

b. Dec 10,1917 in Weyb urn, Saskatchewan 
They live in St rat ford, Ont 
Children: Douglas and Ruthanne 
Herbert"Douglas" Brown b. Jan 26,1947, in London 

m. Anne Catherine Keefe, Apr 28,1973 in Mississauga,Ont , 
dau of Lome and Sabina (Deigham) Keefe. 

b. Jan 5,1949 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. 
They live in London, where he teaches school 
Two children 
Ruthanne Brown b. July 10,1949, in London, Ont. 

m. Roy Gudnason, May 26,1973 in Stratford, Ontario, son 
of Fred and Mary (Parton) Gudnason 

They live in Toronto where Roy works for the Railroad. 
One son 
Jean "Lucile" Shain - dau of Lome Shain 
b. Jan 7,1921, in Belmont, Ont. 

m. Wray Stewart Connally, Sept 4,1948, in St. Thomas, son 
of Archie and Alice Connally 

b. Oct 19,1921 in London, Ont. 
They own and operate a Children's Clothing Store in Forest, 
Ontario (1977) 

Children Patrick and Janice 

Patrick Wray Connally b. July 21,1949 in London 

Janice Louise Connally b. April 13,1953 



PART III 339 



CHAPTER X 



WELCH 



The Welch lines are connected to both the Brooks and 
Corless families. 

The Origin of the name Welch, according to one writer, 
was said to be "Wei" or "Wal", the same as Wallis . It meant 
stranger or traveler. The name was common in Scotland, Wales 
and Ireland. Many Welch people came to America in the early 
years. One family was reported to have emigrated from Ulster, 
Ireland to South Carolina in 1685. More than one hundred Welch 
men from Pennsylvania were on the Revolutionary War rolls. 

The first Welch of our line, on which we have any informa- 
tion, was William, second husband of Polly Chase Corless, as 
mentioned in the beginning of Part I. Their only child was 
Thomas, as follows: 

Thomas Welch - son of William and Mary (Polly) Chase Corless 
Welch 
b. Feb 24,1819, in Chatham Twp, Argenteuil County , Quebec 
d. Jan 2 7,1890, in Flynn Twp, Sanilac County, Michigan 
m. Mary Brooks, Oct 20,1850, in Malahide Twp, Elgin County, 
Ontario, dau of Daniel and Mary (Chase) Brooks 

b. Jan 29,1829, in Malahide Twp, Elgin Co.,Ont. 
d. ca 1903, in Flynn Twp, Sanilac County .Michigan 
Descendants in Brown City , Michigan, believe that Thomas 
and Mary were buried in Kerr Cemetery about six miles north of 
Brown City. However, no gravestones have been found. 

A brief Biography of Thomas Welch, in a Book titled "Port- 
raits and Biographical Album of Sanilac County (Michigan) " 
published in 1884, said that "Thomas went to Chicago and Gal- 
ena, Illinois , at the age of 17 and worked in the lead mines at 
Galena for about fourteen years." One bit of legend told 
about, was that he was a successful Mississippi River gambler. 
He returned to Malahide Township, married and bought 100 acres 
of land in South Dorchester Township, where he farmed about 
twenty years. They moved to Lambton County , Ontario, where they 
farmed on seventy acres until 1882, when they moved to Sanilac 
County, Michigan. They located on eighty acres north of Brown 
City, on Maple Valley Road. 

Children: Marietta, Charles, Junius , Daniel, Walter, Alma, Laura, 

Andrew, Catherine, Sarah E. and Levi 
No two sources agreed completely on these names. However, 
after considerable study, and discussion with descendants, we 



340 



Part III Ch X 

Thomas and Mary (Brooks) Welch 



c 
c o 
o J-> 
■u >^ 
c to 

•H hJ 



M 




5 


T3 


> 


■ 


o 


P^ to 


W 


E 


)-l 


O .-1 


J 




oa 


tH Q) 






• 


hJ hJ 






w 





C 

o 







60 




C 


£ 


•H 


■U 


> 


•g 


hJ 


en 


w 


w 








c 






4J 










o 


en 




0) 






ti 




4-1 


0) 




X' 


5 


u 


0) 




l-l 


1— 1 


c 


to 


M 01 


0) 


x: 


• 


o 


i-i 


o 


N 


(0 k-1 


4J CO 


o. 


e 


z 


(0 


M 


•H 


00X1 


rH e 


QJ 






6 


^ 


rH 


w ■§ 


to .-H 


4-1 




s 


W 


w 


3 < 


OT 



Vl 




0) 




a. 


tu 


D. 


c 


to 


0) 


c 


.H 


&i 


(1) 




sd 



Pli 







1-1 


CO 




<-( 


a 




(U 


i 


e 


(D 
Z 







<U 








o 






CO 


•H 




>^--l 


D 


M >. 


to 


« C 0) 


•H 


4J ^ 


a> 


e c £ 


c 


to 6 


g 


rH 0) 4-1 


3 


a) to 


to 



< I-) W •-) PQ O i-j 



««! 




P 


H 




9 


H 




to 


W 


• 


c 




E 


hi! 

• 





.H 


f^ 


to 


0) 


Vj 




4-1 

to 


^ 






PART III CH X 341 

believe that this list is correct. The 1861 Census Elgin 
Covinty, for instance, showed their oldest child as Matilda, 
while the 1871 Census showed Marietta, and the 1884 Biography 
did not show either of those names, but showed a Mary G. not 
found elsewhere. The 1861 Census showed James as bom in 1855 
while the 1871 Census showed Junius for that year with no 
James. The Biography listed Junius. The 1871 shows Mandy C. and 
the Biography listed Catherine. The 1871 Census shows Sarah E. 
while the Biography listed Ella. Such variations are not in- 
frequently found when studying the old records. 

Marietta Welch - dau of Thomas Welch (William) 

b. 1851 in S. Dorchester Twp, Elgin County .Ontario 
d. 1911 in Ontario, bu in Beechwood Cem. .Forest ,Ont. 
m. William "Will"Knapp, ca 1874 

b. 1837; d. 1921 in Ontario, bu in Forest 
Children: Ada, Stella and Mary as follows: 
Ada Knapp b. 1875; d. 1927 

m. Charles Knapper (Napper) b. 1869; d. 1898 

Children: No record found 
Stella Knapp 

b. Jan 12,1880, in Canada; d. Mar 1,1961 

m. Daniel Harmer b. 1880 in Canada; d. 1920 

m. 2nd Homer Lyons, Oct 12,1922, in Canada, son of John 
C. and Mary Jane (Blashill) Lyons and widower of Mary Eliza- 
beth Corless , dau of Lyman Corless 
No children 

Mary "Leah" Knapp b. Nov 1,1882; d. Aug 15,1961 

m. Thomas Butler Garland, July 30,1907 
A daughter Anabel, living in St . Catharines ,0nt. (19 75) 
Charles Albert Welch - son of Thomas Welch (Willi am) 

b. Feb 23,1853 (1855 on Gravestone), in S. Dorchester, Ont. 
d. Mar 20,1911, bu in Marlette,MI 
m. Rebecca Newell 

b. 1854; d. 1937, bu in Brown City 

They lived in the Brown City area 
Children: Alma, Jenny , Ethel, Junius , Beatrice, Camby, James 

Alma Welch m. George Hess in Chicago 

Jenny Welch m. Peter Shafer in Chicago 

A son lived in Chicago 

Ethel Welch m. Jesse, bu in Brown City 

Junius Welch b. 1882; d. 1940, bu in Brown City 

m. Ella Lived in Chicago 

Beatrice Welch m. Roy Smith; Lived in Brown City, MI 

Camby Welch b. 1894; d. Oct 10,1911, bu in Marlette 

James Welch b. Aug 25,1887 in Flynn Twp. bu in Brown 

m. Emma Coon, 1900, in Brown City City 

b ; d. ca 1974 in California 

Children: Camby b ; d. 196 8 

Mary m. Ralph Yount, lives in Flint , MI 



342 PART III CH X 

Isabella m. John Manchester, lives in CA 

Leo b not m. Lives in Battle Creek, Mich 

Wayne b not m. d. 1953 in Flint, MI 

Peggy m. Lloyd Griswold; One son, James 

They farm near Brown City (19 78) 
Pauline m. Rudy Shafer 

Junius Welch - son of Thomas Welch (William) 
b. 1855 in Elgin County 

d. ca 1900 believed to be bu in Lambton County , Ontario 
Daniel Welch - son of Thomas Welch (William) 
b. May 3,1857 in Elgin County, Ont. 
d. Dec 1,1926, near Brown City, bu in Marlette,MI 
m. Mary Norton, Oct 1877, dau of John and Elizabeth Norton 

b. 1855 in Arkona, Ontario; d. 1945, bu in Marlette,MI 
They moved to Sanilac County , Michigan, north of Brown City 
about 1882, probably because his parents were there and be- 
cause land prices were lower than in Ontario. At one time or 
another he owned much of the land on both sides of Maple Vall- 
ey Road for several miles north of Brown City. He gave land 
along that road to each of his children, to establish their 
homes. All of their children used their middle name. 

Children: Charles,Elson, Elizabeth, Edgar, Andrew, Walter, 

Alma and Stephen 
Charles "Arthur" Welch - son of Daniel Welch(Thomas , Wm. ) 
b. 1878 in Elgin County; d. 1956, bu in Brown City, MI 
m. Ada McCready, May 23,1900 in Sanilac County, Mi, ad- 
opted daughter of Nelson W. and Bathair McCready 
b, June 4,1881, in Peck, MI 
d. June, 1968, bu in Brown City, MI 
Children: Howard, Russell, Helen, Perliss and Wilbert 
Howard A. Welch - son of Charles Welch (Daniel, Thos ;Wm. ) 
b. 1903, in Peck, MI; m. Jane; m. 2nd 

Lived in Chicago for a number of years 
Children: Janet and a son 
Russell Welch - son of Charles Welch (Daniel, Thos ;Wm.) 
b. May 15,1906, in Sanilac Co. ,MI 

m. Anna Mahaffy; divorced; m. 2nd 

Living in Marquette, MI (1977) 
Children: Beverly , Warren, Anita, Levi and Janet 
Helen Welch - dau of Charles Welch (Daniel, Thos ; Wm.) 
b. Aug 12,1909 in Flynn Twp, Sanilac Co. ,MI 
m. Clarence Marion, June 3,19 31 

b. July 12,1896; d. May 13,1907, bu in Brown City, 
Helen lives in North Branch, MI (19 76) 
No children 
Perliss Welch - son of Charles We lch( Daniel, Thos ;Wm.) 
b. 1911 in Flynn Twp, Sanilac Co., MI 
d. June 1966, in CA 
m. Susan Vroman of California 
He served in the U.S. Amty in W.W.II, and was in the 



PART III CH X 343 

advanced patrol to save the famous Remagen Bridge. 
No children 
Walter "Wilbert" Welch - son of Charles Welch(Daniel, 
b. Feb 7,1918 in Flynn Twp Thomas, William) 

m. Meryl Ball of Grand Rapids, MI 

He has a Doctor of Divinity Degree and is President of 
the Grand Rapids Bible Institute. He was active in the United 
Nations in the 1950s, and is a world traveler.. Living in 
Grand Rapids, (19 76) 
Five children 
John "Elson" Welch - son of Daniel Welch (Thomas , William) 
b. 1879 in Canada; d. 1971, bu in Marlette,MI 
m. Irene Richardson ca 1902 

b ; d. 1902 of TB 

m. 2nd Lillie Matilda Webb, in 1905 in Brown City 
b. 1879; d. 1955, bu in Marlette MI Cemetery 

Children: Frances, Kenneth, Elthan and Gordon D. 
Frances Welch - dau of Elson Welch(Daniel,Thos. , William) 
b. Dec 11,1906, near Brown City 

m. Norman Lee Day, Nov 8,1926 in Pontiac,MI, son of 
Robert and Nora (Fowling) Day from Kentucky, 
b. April 4,1902 in Willard,KY 

d. Mar 21,19 70 in Utica.MI, bu in White Chapel, Troy 
Norman was G.M. Plant Maintenance Specialist on Heat- 
ing and Ventilation. 
A dau, Norma 

Norma Day - dau of Frances Welch(Elson,Dan' l,Thos,Wm. ) 
b. Sept 18,19 32 in Flint, MI 

m. Russell Bressman, Aug 12,1950 in Warren, MI 
m. 2nd John Zeno, Feb 4,1958 in Sterling Heights, MI 
Children: Susan, Mark and Jeffrey as follows: 
Susan Laraine Bressman 

b. Sept 18,1955 in Highland Park, MI 
m. Dale Lertola, Apr 23,1972 in Mt. Clemens, MI 
m. 2nd Jeffrey John Belanger, Jan 7,1977 
Two Children 
Mark Russell Bressman 

b. April 25,1958 in Highland Park, MI 
Jeffrey John Zeno 

b. Mar 22,19 70, in Mt .Clemens , MI 
Kenneth Edgar Welch - son of Elson Welch (Dan ' l,Thos . ,Wm.) 
b. Sept 29,1909 near Brown City 

m. Louise Richardson, Nov 20,19 32 in the home of her 
parents in Fostoria,MI, dau of Wm. Jasper and Birdie Arabelle 
(Martin) Richardson. 

Kenneth owned and operated a barber shop, as well as a 
sporting goods store and gun repair shop for thirty-seven 
years in Brown City, MI. He was a member of the City Council 
for five years and took part in many local projects. After 
retirement he became a sales representative for Motor Homes 



344 PART III CH X 

and has traveled the United States in that work. He was always 
an avid sportsman, hunted caribou in Newfoundland, black bear 
in Ontario, wild pigs in Arizona and of course deer and other 
game in Michigan. He received a citation for being the first 
white man on record to shoot a caribou with a bow and arrow in 
Newfoundland. 

Louise graduated at a Business Institute and worked in 
a law office before marriage. She taught piano for thirty 
years, is an archery enthusiast and won the State Championship 
in the Michigan Bow Hunters Association at the age of forty- 
five. She has worked with Ken and has driven motor homes for 
delivery to Dealers in many States; needless to say they like 
to travel. They are active in the First United Methodist 
Church . 

Children: Mary , Kenneth, J uanit a and Myron 
Mary Frances Louise "MaryLou" Welch - dau of Kenneth 
b. July 23,1933 Welch(Elson,Dan' l,Thos,Wm.) 

m. Carl Andrew Borsodi, May 23,1952, in Fort Bliss, 
ElPaso, Texas , son of John Andrew and Elizabeth (Bush) Barsodi 
of Brown City. They came from Hungary when they were small 

children. b in Lincoln Park, MI 

After the death of his parents he was raised by his 
grandparents John and Theresa Bush, on a farm near Brown City. 
Mary Lou started teaching piano at the age of four- 
teen, is Church organist, is an accompanyist in the public 
Schools. She has played a calliope in many parades. She is 
working on a degree in piano teaching. 

Carl served in the army, studied electrical engin- 
eering at Lawrence Institute of Technology. He is a dispatcher 
for a Truck Fleet, and has been the Church Treasurer. 

Children: Elizabeth, Carl, Theresa, Victoria and 

Julianne as follows: 
Elizabeth Louise Borsodi 

b. Mar 16,195 3, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI , while her 
father was in Korea during the War. 

m. Gary Wolkstein, Sept 1975 from S. Orange, NJ 
Elizabeth attended Oberlin College, Ohio ; earned a 
degree in Harp performance. She is first Harpist with the 
Baton Rouge, LA Orchestra; is organizing a harp department at 
the University of Louisiana. She studies at the Salzedo Harp 
Colony, in Camden, Maine , during the summers. 

Gary has a B.S. Degree in Piano Performance from 
Oberlin College, and a Master's Degree from University of MI. 
He is a member of the faculty of Southwestern University of 
Louisiana. 

Carl Kenneth Borsodi 
b. Aug 23,1954 

m. Kimberly Wilkenson, Sept 26,1975, in Garden 
City, MI, dau of William and Frances Wilkenson. 

Carl studied violin and played well but did not 



PART III CH X 3A5 

become devoted to music as his sister. He and Kimberly live in 
a large farm house near Brown City, and enjoy the out-doors. 
He works for a mobile home manufacturer. 
Theresa Marie Borsodi 
b. Aug 12,195 7 

She attended Garden City Schools until ninth grade 
when she enrolled at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen,MI. 
After graduation she attended Oberlin College, OH on a Scholar- 
ship. She continued her studies at University of Evansville, 
Indiana. She has majored in cello, was chosen to play during 
the Bicentennial year to play on a Salute to Michigan National 
television program. 

Victoria Lynn Borsodi 
b. Jan 2,1960 

She is majoring in music, piano and violin as well 
as singing and dancing. Sings in the Church and School Craft 
College Choirs. 

Julianna Borsodi 
b. Sept 2,1961 

She has studied piano and cello and is attending 
full time on a Scholarship at Interlochen. She plays first 
cello in the World Youth Orchestra. 

Kenneth William"Bill" Welch - son of Kenneth Welch, 

(Elson, Daniel, Thomas , William) 
b. Dec 10,19 34 in Brown City, MI 

m. Barbara Priedmore, Sept 13,1933 of Brown City, 
dau of Everett and Hazel (Adkins) Priedmore of English ancestry 

Kenneth was a Standard Oil Distributor, and then a 
sales manager for a Motor Home Company before becoming an In- 
dependent Insurance agent with an office in Brown City. He 
built his own home, is a sportsman and enjoys playing golf. 

Barbara is a graduate of the Port Huron Beauty 
School. Children: William and Lori 

William Alan Welch - son of Kenneth Welch (Kenneth, 
b. Aug 4,1954; Elson, Dan' 1, Thomas , William) 

m. Joanne Fisher, Aug 14,19 75 of Brown City, dau 
of Norman and Lucille (Martus) Fisher. 

William is a Senior at Michigan Technological 
University at Houghton, MI, studying Civil Engineering. 
One child: William Alan II 

b. Aug 13,19 76; d. in infancy 
Lori Ann Welch - dau of Kenneth Welch (Kenneth, Elson, 
b. Dec 21,1958 Dan' l,Thos ,Wm. ) 

She is a student at Delta College, Saginaw, MI 
studying to be a dental assistant. She was active in the High 
School Band, in Baton Whirling. Plays the piano and organ. 
Juanita Margaret Welch - dau of Keneth Welch(Elson, 
b. Aug 7,19 39 Daniel, Thomas, Willi am) 

m. Wayne 'Edward Smith, Nov 22,1958 of Marlette,MI ,son 
of Walter and Adeline (Butterfield) Smith 



346 PART III CH X 

Juanita worked in an office for a year and then had 
a beauty shop for a time before her marriage. When her fourth 
child was six months old she started classes at the Port Huron 
Community College, then transferred to Michigan State Univers- 
ity where she received a Master's Degree 6 years later. She 
teaches in the elementary school in Brown City and is the 
pianist for the Calvary Baptist Church, where they are active 

members. „ . . .,.,,, , , . 

Wayne was active m sports m high school, and his 

interest continues. He is a heavy equipment operator in high- 
way construction work, and when weather prevents the work he 
delivers motor homes. 

Children: Wayne, Kristine, David and Michael 
Wayne Kenneth Smith; b. Oct 9,1959 in Marlette,MI 
He is a high school athlete and plans on College 
to be an Athletic Coach. 

Kristine Kae Smith; b. Nov 9,1961 in Marlette,MI 
She is a High School Cheerleader, and plays Oboe 
in the Band, and the piano. 

David Walter Smith; b. Nov 21,1963 in Marlette,MI 
Played on the school team which won the 1976 Bask- 
etball Championship. He plays the piano and Saxophone. Likes 
to read. 

Michael Alan Smith; b. Sept 15,1966 in Marlette.MI 
He likes to build carts and fix things; plays the 
drums in the band. 

Myron Delford Welch - son of Kenneth Welch -(Elson, 
b. Jan 7,1944 near Brown City; Dan' l,Thos ,Wm.) 

m. Marcia Goud, Aug 20,196 7, of Decatur, MI, at MSU 
Chapel, dau of Henry and Henrietta (Overby) Goud, both of 
Dutch ancestry. 

Myron attended Cass Technical High School while liv- 
ing with his sister Mary Lou. He then attended MSU studying to 
be a band director and earned a B.S. and Masters Degrees, 
taught school in Okemos , MI. Then joined a new inter-fellow- 
ship course at the Univ. of Illinois, where he received a 
Doctor's Degree in Music. He has been Director of Bands at 
Wright State University in Dayton, OH 

Marcia studied Pipe Organ and earned a B.S. and 
Masters Degrees in Sacred Music at Michigan State Univ. She 
taught school in Williamson, MI , Danville, IL, and Kettering, 

OH. Children: Jill Kathleen b. Oct 1,19 74 

Gina Michelle b. Sept 9,19 77 

Ethan L. Welch - son of Elson Welch(Daniel,Thos , Wm.) 

b. 1916; d. 19 32, bu in Marlette,MI 

Gordon "Daniel" Welch - son of Elson Welch 
b. Feb 15,1921 in Gladwin, MI 

m. Edna Jickling, May 17 ....; in Bowling Green, KY, 
dau of George W. and Grace A. (Boag) Jickling of Sanilac Co, MI 
b. Feb 21,1922 in Decker, MI 



PART III CH X 3A7 

Daniel was a toolmaker in the Second World War period, 
and following that he entered the contract trucking field, 
both as an employer and a driver. He also sold truck trailers 
for a time. Edna handled the secretarial work for the truck 
business, and she has been active in the Church and Community 

Children: Sharon, Linda, and George 

Sharon Kay Welch - dau of Daniel Welch(Elson, Daniel, 
b. Jan 13,1942 in Marlette.MI Thos.Wm) 

m. Ronald Cook, July 28,1960, son of Fred and 
Dorothy (Smith) Cook of Davisburg,MI 
b. Jan 22,1942 
Sharon was active in high school sports, with the 
school paper and year book and was a Member of the National 
Honor Society. She has attended the Flint Community College, 
Central Michigan Univ; and is a Certified Court Recorder. She 
plays the piano and the accordian. They live in Houston,TX. 
Children: Theodore, Kelly , Nicholas and Eric 
Linda Danielle Welch - dau of Daniel Welch 
b. Aug 21,1943 in Marlette,MI 

m. Ronald D. Campbell, Sept 4,1964, son of William 
and Marjorie (Buby) Campbell of Brown City 
b. May 29,19 36 in Brown City 
Linda was active in the High School band, cheer 
leading, the school paper, the year book, etc. She was a mem- 
ber of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Central 
Michigan Univ. with a B.S. Degree in 19 73 and is completing a 
Masters Program in Elementary Education. She teaches in the 
elementary school in Brown City. 

Children: Julie Ann, Susan Elizabeth and William John 
George Stephen Welch - son of Daniel Welch 
b. Feb 27,1957 in Marlette,MI 

George has worked for his father in the Trucking 
Business and is attending College 

Mary "Elizabeth" Welch - dau of Daniel Wei ch (Thomas, Wm. ) 
b. 1883; d. 1955, bu in Marlette,MI 
m. Leonard Webb in Brown City, MI from Caledonia, Ont . 

b d , bu in Marlette 

Children: Eleanor and Albert 

Eleanor Webb - dau of Mary Welch (Daniel, Thos, William) 
b. Sept 1914, in Brown City 

m. Hal Simmons; Living in Phoenix, AZ (19 77) 

Albert Webb - son of Mary Welch 
b. Feb 1916 in Brown City 

m. Mary Burgess; Living in Phoenix, AZ (19 77) 
Daniel Edgar Welch - son of Daniel Welch (Thomas , William) 

b d. Mar 1951, bu in Romeo, MI 

m. Mae; m. 2nd Pauline 

Lived in Chicago, and Romeo, MI. Was an interior decorator 
Thomas "Andrew" Welch - son of Daniel Welch 



348 PART III CH X 

b. Dec 22,1885 in Sanilac County, MI 

d. Nov 19,196 7, bu in Brown City 

m. Sarah E. Nichol; divorced; d. and bu in Florida 

m. 2nd Mrs. Jessie (McGhee) Middler from Detroit cal9 33 

b. April 15,1905 in Scotland 
Children: Theodore and Thelma - by Sarah 

Levi,Marlene ; twins Mary Ann and Andrew - by 
Jessie 
Thomas "Theodore" Welch - son of Thomas A. Welch (Daniel, 
b. Feb 1906 in Brown City Thos.Wm.) 

m. Alvina Becker in 1978 
Lives in Florida 

Children: Eugene, Richard and Harold 
Eugene Welch b. ca 1932; d. 1935 

Richard Welch b. Lives in Detroit 

m. Juanita 

Children: Jacqueline, Thelma Kay,Debra and Thongs 
Harold Welch b. 

m. Kathryn Living in Hawaii (19 77) 

Children: Tiarre and Marcus 
Thelma Caroline Welch - dau of Thomas A. Welch (Daniel, 
b. 1908, near Brown City, MI Thos,Wm.) 

m. George W. Damewood 

Thelma was a Real Estate Dealer in Miami, Florida. She 
is a Past President of the Business and Professional Womens ' 
Club, has been Chairperson of the Miami Real Estate Associa- 
tion and is President of the Hialeah-Miami Springs Chamber of 
Commerce (19 78) 

George is a Retired Master Sergeant of the U.S. Marines 
Levi Berton Welch - son of Thomas A. Welch 
b. Dec 3,1935 in Brown City 

m. Patricia Ann Deford, June 3,1959; d 

m. 2nd Lucinda Ella Jenkins, Dec 28,1968 in CA 

b. Sept 2,19 39 
Levi is a retired Air Force Major and Lucinda is an 
Air Force Nurse. They live in South Carolina. 
Children: Three as follows: 

Gerald Welch b. in Texas d 

Thomas Lee Welch b. June 5,1962 in Texas 

Sheri Lynn Welch b. July 14,196 3 in Texas 

Marlene Dolores Welch - dau of Thomas A. Welch 
b. April 29,19 37, in Brown City 

m. Lewis Perry Hughes, Nov 24,1956 in Brown City, MI 
b. July 11,1928 in Detroit, son of William and Helen 
(Jones) Hughes, who were bom in Wales. Lewis is a welder and 
they live in Brown City (19 78) 

Children: Luann, Kristie, Patricia, Lewis , Mark and Kelly 
Luann Jessie Hughes - dau of Marlene Welch 

b. July 8,1957 in Yale, MI 
Kristie Lee Hughes - dau of Marlene Welch 



PART III CH X 349 

b. Feb 4,1959 in Yale, MI 
m. Rod William Cummings 

b. Jan 17,1956 in Yale; d 

One son. Rod William Cummings, II 
Kristie is a Beautician 
Patricia Helen Hughes - dau of Marlene Welch (Thomas A, 
b. Mar 27,1960 in Yale, MI Dan' l,Thos,Wm.) 

m. Wesley Nelson Boyne,July 23,1977 in Marlette,MI, 
son of James Harold and Gail Louise (Babcock)Boyne of Michigan 
b. Sept 7,1958 in Marlette 
Wesley is a crop farmer. 

One son: Ryan Wesley Boyne ; b. Aug 7,19 75 in Lapeer 
Lewis Perry Hughes, II - son of Marlene Welch 

b. Dec 24,1962 in Yale, MI 
Mark William Hughes - son of Marlene Welch 

b. Jan 9,1964 in Yale 
Kelley Sue Hughes - dau of Marlene Welch 
b. Nov 11,1969 in Yale, MI 
Mary Ann Welch - dau of Thomas Andrew Welch (Daniel, Thos, 
b. Jan 30,19 39, in Brown City Wm.) 

m. William James Seley, Mar 30,1957, in Indiana, son of 
Walter James and Mildred Marguerite (Mahaffy) Seley 
b. Sept 18,1931 
Children: Five as follows: 

Dawn Renee Seley b. Nov 16,1958, in Yale, MI 

Tracy Ann Seley b. Nov 10,1961, in Detroit 

Wendy Jean Seley b. Dec 19,1966 in Crosse 

Scott William Seley b. Aug 5,1969 Pointe,MI 

Douglas Rex Seley b. Aug 21,19 74 " " " " 

Andrew Welch II - son of Thomas A. Welch 
b. Jan 30,19 39 in Brown City; d. 19 76 

m. Mary Luella Bowen, Nov 11,1959, dau of Marvin and 
Florence Bowen. 

b. Aug 17,1945 
Children: Andrew, Kimberly and Nickie as follows: 
Andrew Welch III b. May 24,1962 in Detroit 

d. Dec 7,19 74, in Detroit, bu in Brown City, MI 
Kimberly May Welch b. July 1,1964 in Detroit 

Nickie Michelle Welch b. Aug 14,1965 

Walter Welch - son of Daniel Welch (Thomas, William) 

b ; d. at age of 2 years, bu in Marlette, MI 

Alma "Luella" Welch - dau of Daniel Welch (Thomas , William) 
b. April 21,1893 in Sanilac County, MI 

m. William McAllister, May 6,1914 in Brown City, son of 
John and Annie (Tinney) McAllister of Canada 
b. Sept 10,189 3 near Brown City 
d. Apr 19,196 7, bu in Brown City Cemetery 
Luella lives on South Maple Valley Road, nr Brown City 
She loves music and plays the Harmonica for hospital 
patients, especially the elderly. 



350 PART III CH X 

Children: Orville and Gordon 

Orville McAllister - son of Alma L. Welch (Daniel, Thomas, 
b. Feb 16,1916, near Brovm City William) 

m. Lata Hollenbeck, June 15,1940, dau of David Hollen- 
beck. They live south of Brown City on the Family Farm (19 76) 
Children: Marcia,Brenda and David 
Gordon McAllister - son of Alma L. Welch 
b. Feb 6,19 33 near Brown City 

m. Phyllis Barr, in 1956 in Port Huron, dau of Clar- 
ence Barr. „ , . ^ .^ , ... 

Gordon is a Car Dealer m Detroit, lives near 

Detroit (1976) 

Children: Bryan, Mark and Paul 
Stephen Herbert "Burt" Welch - son of Daniel Welch (Thomas, 
b. Dec 27,1895 in Sanilac County, MI William) 

d. Dec 20,196A, bu in Brown City, MI, Cemetery 
m. Helen Elizabeth Elliott, July 16,1919 in Brown City, 
dau of William Elliott 

b. Jan 16,1898; d. Mar 6,19 76, bu in Brown City 

Stephen farmed for years and after retiring from farm 
life he worked for the Michigan Milk Producers Association. He 
served as Chairman of the Sanilac County Board of Supervisors. 
Helen had a good voice and was soloist in the Church Choir. 
Children: Helen, Robert , Stephen, Jr, Daniel, Jacqueline 

and Ronald 
Helen "Averille" Welch - dau of Stephen H. Welch(Daniel, 
b. June 13,1920 Thos,Wm.) 

m. Claude M. Fisher, Dec 23,19 39, near Brown City, son 
of John and Maud Elizabeth (Armstrong) Fisher 
b. Sept 9,1920 in Brown City 
d. 1969, bu in Brown City 
m. 2nd Alson G. Shoults in 1972 

Averille sang professionally in Canada and the United 
States during the 1940s and 1950s; she has been choir director, 
organist and pianist for many years. China painting has been 
a hobby for ten years. In 1964 she decided on College, grad- 
uating in 196 7, and is a registered nurse. 

Claude served in the Second World War; was in the 
Battle of the Bulge, and in March 1945 was part of a task 
force of the 4th Armored Division ordered by General Patton to 
penetrate fifty miles inside the German lines to rescue Amer- 
ican Prisoners. About one-third of the 29 3 Officers and men 
survived to reach the Stalag in 48 hours. However, on the 
following morning, out of ammunition and gasoline, the wounded 
Captain and his few survivors surrendered. An ill-advised 
venture destined to lose from the start. Claude was severely 
wounded, lay for many hours before the crudest of treatment 
was available, and was captured. After the War, he was given 
an 80% disability rating, and he never fully recovered. 
Children: Seven as follows 



PART III CH X 351 

Robert M. Fisher - son of Averille Welch(Stephen H. , 

b. Feb 2,1941 Daniel, Thomas .William) 

m. Ann Saulig in 1965 
He has the following degrees: B.S. in Political 
Science from Central Michigan Univ; M.A. in Auxiliary and Food 
Services from New York Univ; M.A. in Personnel Management from 
Northern Michigan Univ; and M.B.A. in Accounting from Northern 
Michigan Univ. He has a Reserve Army Commission and served 
two years in the Engineer Corp. He is the Director of Auxil- 
iary Service and Budget Control at Northern Michigan Univ., 
Marquette, MI . 

Children: Kine Robert Fisher b. Jan 16,1966 

Robert Claude Fisher b. Dec 25,1969 
Colleen M. Fisher - dau of Averille Welch 

b. Nov 27,1943 

m. James Salisbury , Oct 23,1963, son of Franklin J. 
and Marie (Isles) Salisbury. 

b ; d. Dec 1970 (in a car accident) 

m. 2nd Richard Allen Peura,D.D.S, May 1975, son of 
Edwin and Mabel Peura. 

Colleen attended Central Michigan Univ. for two 
years. She was an excellent basketball player. After James 
death she did secretarial work for two years and then became a 
dental technician. She is an excellent ballroom and tap dancer 

Children: 

Tamara Lynn Salisbury b. May 3,1964 

Anne Marie Salisbury b. Oct 6,1968 

Claudine Averille Salisbury b. Nov 11,1969 

John S. Fisher - son of Averille Welch 

b. Dec 26,1946 

m. Jeane Nagy in 19 70, dau of Louis and Barbara 
(Brown) Nagy. 

John received a B.S. Degree in Mathematics in 196 8 at 
Central Michigan Univ, and an ROTC Commission. He received a 
Masters Degree in Business Administration at CMU in 19 70; 
served in the Army in Germany 19 71-19 74, and is now Director 
of Housing at Central Michigan Univ. 

Arden Ray Fisher - son of Averille Welch 

b. March 5,1949 

m. Linda Flore in 19 70, dau of Ted and Norma (Robin- 
son) Flore, b 

Arden received a B.A. Degree in Education at Central 
Michigan Univ, in 1971, and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon 
Fraternity. He teaches in high school - social studies, geo- 
graphy and coaches football, basketball in Lapeer, Michigan. 

Children: Aaron b. Dec 30,19 73 

Brandon b. June 30,1975 
Lynn Elliot Fisher - dau of Averille Welch 

b. Aug 26,1953 

m. Larry L. Czap, July 8,1972 



352 PART III CH X » 

Lynn graduated from Northern Michigan Univ. with a 
B. A. Degree, suirana cum laude , in 19 75, and was also the liaison 
person between the University and the Community of Marquette. 
She was Home-coming Queen, is an excellent pianist. She teach- 
es physical education, coaches swimming and girls' sports 
in St. Clair Shores, MI 

James E. Fisher - son of Averille Welch(Stephen,Danie], 
b. Aug 5,1955 Thomas, William) 

He graduated from Central Michigan Univ. in 19 77 
with a B. A. Degree in Parks Management and Recreation. He is a 
"Southpaw" baseball pitcher and an all round good Athlete. 
Curtis M. Fisher - son of Averille Welch 
b. Apr 18,1957 

He attended Central Michigan Univ. for a year, then 
joined the Marine Corp. He is a Military Policeman, and is the 
Driver for a Major General. Stationed in Cherry Pointe,NC 

Robert Eadon Welch - son of Stephen Welch (Daniel, Thos, 
b. Aug 4,1923 Wm.) 

d. Mar 23,1951 in Arizona 
m. Jean Lewis, in 1944 of Detroit 
Robert was a member of the 127th Fighter Group, USAF, 
during the Second World War. He was Michigan's leading Air 
Ace; was credited with downing eighteen enemy airplanes and 
the closing of an important railway tunnel in the Italian Alps 
by bombing. He became a Colonel, remained in the Air Force, 
later became a Flight Instructor. During a training flight the 
tail of his plane was accidentally sheared off by another 
plane. He calmly reported the situation to the Flight Control 
Officer, described the failure of his escape and parachute 
mechanism, and inability to control his plane. Just before the 
final impact he reported "Well, I guess this is it." He never 
had the opportunity to see his second child. 
Jean lives in Detroit 
Children: Janet Kay and Jill Cristen 
Stephen Herbert "Bud" Welch, Jr. - son of Stephen Welch, 
b. Nov 18,1925 (Daniel, Thomas ,Williani) 

m. Mary Louise "Midge" Leaser, in 1946; divorced 
m. 2nd Mary Ethanie "Stub" Forger in 1968 
Stephen farmed for many years, served on the Brown 
City Board of Education for a time. He owns and operates the 
Hotel in Brown City. 

Children: John, Susan and Stephanie by Midge 
Colleen, Mary and Stephen by Stub 
John Welch - son of Stephen Welch(Stephen, Daniel, Thos, 

b. July 8,1948 William) 

Susan Welch - dau of Stephen Welch 

b. Sept 11,1950; d. June 22,19 75, bu in Brown City 
m. Kim Dutcher One dau: Kimberly 

Stephanie Welch - dau of Stephen Welch 
b. ca 1954 



PART III CH X 35 3 

Colleen Welch - dau of Stephen Welch(Stephen, Daniel, 
b. Sept 8,1959 Thomas .William) 

Mary Welch - dau of Stephen Welch 

b. Dec 31,1960 
Stephen Herbert Welch III 

b. July 10,1964 
Daniel "Arden" Welch - son of Stephen Welch (Daniel, 
b. 1927 in Brown City, MI Thomas , Willi am) 

m. Marjorie Dunlap, Sept 9,1950 in Brown City, dau 
of Paul E. and Mildred (Dodge) Dunlap 

b. Sept 9, in Oxford, MI 

Daniel served in the 1st Cavalry Division with the 
Army of Occupation in Japan. He earned a B.A. Degree from 
Central Michigan Univ, and an M.A. Degree from the University 
Of Michigan. He is the Assistant Superintendent of the Royal 
Oak Public Schools. Marjorie 's mother Mildred was related to 
the Poet John Greenleaf Whittier and Mildred is a fine poet 
in her own right. 

Living in Royal Oak, Michigan (1977) 
Children: Debra,Mark and Mama 

Debra A. Welch b. June 1,1952 in Battle Creek, MI 

m. David F. Hartman, Dec 18,1971, in Royal Oak, son 
of Arthur A. and Donna VanDyke (Ford) Hartman. 

b. Nov 30,1950 in Neville-sur-Seine, Paris , France 
Mark A. Welch b. Apr 18,1954 in Battle Creek, MI 

m. Cindy Murphy, Sept 21,19 73 in Royal Oak, dau of 
Gerald J. and Sally (Porter) Murphy, 
b. July 19,195 3 
Mama L. Welch b. Mar 31,1957 in Ypsilanti,MI 

m. Larry P. Hamilton, Aug 28,19 76 in Royal Oak, son 
of Paul and Bettie (Odom) Hamilton 
b. Mar 6,1951 
Jacqueline Welch - dau of Stephen We lch( Daniel, Thomas , 
b. 19 32 William) 

m. Clare J. Root in 1951, near Brown City, son of 
Clare and Elma Root of Brown City 

Living near Brown City (19 77) 
Children: Lance, Brian, Robert and Cynthia 
Ronald Elliott Welch - son of Stephen Welch 
b. Jan 13,1944 
m. Phyllis Cooley in 196 8 
Ronald is a Realtor in Kalamazoo, MI 
Children: Kip b. ca 19 70 

Joseph Stephen b. Oct 31,1974 

Walter Welch - son of Thomas Welch (William) 
b. ca 1859, probably in Elgin Co. , Ontario 
d. ca 1920 in Brown City, MI, bu in N. Branch, MI 
m. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Livingstone 

b ; d ; bu in Brown City, MI 

m. 2nd Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith 



354 PART III CH X 

b ; d , bu in Brown City, MI 

No children 
Alma Jane Welch - dau of Thomas Welch (William) 

b. 1862; d. 1938, bu in Dorchester, Ontario Cemetery 
m. Hiram A. Yorke, son of William and Betsy Yorke of Nova 
Scotia and St .Thomas, Ontario. 

b. 1856; d. May 17,190 7, bu in Dorchester 
Children: Clinton and Layton 

Clinton A. Yorke - son of Alma Welch (Thomas , William) 
b. 188A; d. 1949, bu in Dorchester , Ontario Cemetery 

m. Muriel L. Thompson , dau of John and Sarah 

(Webb) Thompson. 

b Living in Royal Oak, MI (19 75) 

Clinton worked for the Ford Motor Co, They lived in 
Highland Park, MI 

Children: Jack, Helen and Norma 
Jack W. Yorke 1917 - 1919, bu in Dorchester 
P. Layton Yorke - son of Alma Welch (Thomas , Willi am) 
b. May 30,1891; d. 1966 in Detroit 

m b d. May 1,1966 

Layton graduated from the University of Toronto, Ont. , in 
1936. They were living in Detroit, MI in 19 36 
Children: Robert and Shirley 
Robert Yorke - son of Layton Yorke(Alma,Thos , Wm. ) 

b. ca 1921; m. Mary Deming 

Robert graduated from University of Michigan, served as 
a U.S. Army Lieutenant in Australia during Second World War. 
He joined the RCA Victor Recording Company and became Vice- 
President. 

Children: Robert, Todd and Kathy 
Shirley Yorke - dau of Layton Yorke (Alma Welch, Thos,Wm.) 
No data available 
Laura A. Welch - dau of Thomas Welch (William) 

d. Nov 23,1864, age 6 months, bu in Old Springfield Cem. 
Andrew Welch - son of Thomas Welch (William) 

b. 186 7; d. young 

Catherine Welch - dau of Thomas Welch (William) 
b. 1868; d. 1938, bu in Dorchester 
m. Peter Knapper (Napper) 

b d. young 

m. 2nd Dave Luce 
One dau: Helene 

Helene M. Knapper - dau of Catherine Welch (Thomas, Wm.) 
b. 1888; d. Jan 7,1907, bu in Dorchester 
She died of appendicitis, just a few days before her 
planned wedding day and was buried in her wedding dress. 
Sarah Ellen Welch - dau of Thomas Welch (William) 

No data found 
Levi B. Welch - son of Thomas Welch (William) 
b. Feb 20,1873; d. 1947, bu in Dorchester 



PART III CH X 355 

m. Edith M. Brown in 1900 

b. 1876; d. 19A4, bu in Dorchester 

They lived on the 5th Concession of Westminster Twp, near 
Belmont ,Ont . 

Children: Lloyd and Lela 

Lloyd Welch - son of Levi Welch (Thomas .William) 
b. 1901; m. Stella Johnson in 19 30 

Living in London, Ontario (1978) 
Children: Robert and Donna 

Robert Welch - son of Lloyd Welch(Levi, Thomas, William) 
b. Sept 12,1938 

m. Margaret Campbell; Living in Barrie,Ont. (1974) 

Children: Cathie b. July 10,1960 

Craig b. July 20,1962 

Donna Welch - dau of Lloyd Welch (Levi, Thomas, William) 
b. Mar 23,1940; Living in London, Ont. (1978) 

Lela Helen Welch - dau of Levi Welch (Thomas , William) 
b. 1906; d. 1929, bu in Dorchester 



Desire 

I'd like a house upon a hill 
With windows all around. 
So I could look across the fields 
And feel I was not bound. 

I' like to walk along a lane 

When dusk was drawing nigh 

When all the sound that I could hear 

Was soft winds rushing by. 

I'd like to pause, and watch and feel 
The sunset's changing fire, 
And find my world unchanged and safe. 
What more could one desire. 

from REFLECTIONS by Mildred Dodge Dunlap 
Mother of Marjorie(Dunlap)Welch 



356 



Part III Ch XI 
Peter and Laura(Corless) Whaley 







x: 


Vj 






o 


<u 


as 




CO 


1—1 


fu 




hJ 


M 


u 


• 


o 


<U 


M 


E 


s 


X 


O 








n 




d 


X 



>. x; 

►J H 



u 
w 
u 

CO 



M 

<u 
E 
CO 

o 
u 

4) 

<u 



(_, 


n 


s 


e 


< 


i-( 


o 


E to 


« 


O. 


^ 


d 





■o 






o 




CO 


u 


CO 


c 


3 


(U 


u 


CO 


u 


CO 


■u 


•H 


3 


3 


CO 


E 


C 


c 


CO 


13 


.-( 


>% 


0) 


^ 


J 


W 


u 


J 


3 







C 




•1-1 




i-H 


• 




x; 


CJ 




u 

CO 


►J 




hJ 


w 


• 


o 




E 


z: 


en 




• 



• 


s 


3 «) 


H 


(U CO 


w 


C i-H to 


§ 


•H OJ OJ *-" CO iH 


i-H en 3 oj >-i M 


N 


oj tn E .1-1 3 CO 


i-i 


T3 OJ CO (U CO rH 


J 


< "-5 tn Pl, ^J U 


U 



f— I 

CX) 00 
•— t CO 



^ "O 



CO 

w 



o 
u 






pi! 



c 

0) 

u 



o 
-o 

c 

CO 

u 
o 

•a 

c 

CO 

c 



6 



iH to 

x; to 

O 0) 

CO 60 

►J 1-1 

O 3 

w CO 
* 









• 




CO 










3 


c 


to 




(1) 








o 


to 


(U 


M 


0) 




CO 


10 


•H 


to 


»-i 


to 


t: 


QJ 


)-l 


^1 


•H 


O 


CO 


£ 


0) 


eu 


D 


0) 


OJ 


CO 


CO 


E 


x; 


O 


u 


►-) 


s 


•-) 


w 


H 


hJ 







(U 








c 


•H 


Q 




CO 


•H 


M 


■ 


u 


aj 


> 


E 


u 


x: 


< 




• 


(U 


Q 




w 


"-) 



CO 
• X 

W 4-1 

c 



CO 
(U 

X X o 

CO 4J C 

Vj >-i CO 
_ CO tU >-i 

2 cj (/) pa fc M 



^t 



CO 



CO 

X 



CO 







V4 


•H 






0) 


CO 






J<! 


CO 






cd 


(U 






4J 


►-> 


Q 




4J 




pc 




•H 


Vj CO 


^ 


e' 


g 


4J CO CO 


Q 




• 


(U > 1-1 


u 




o 


pL. W CJ 





c 




1-1 




M 




X 


t/3 


o 


Z 


CO 


M 


• J 


t^ 


E O 


CL, 


2 


o 




5C 


S 



E w 

CO 

•H to 

1—1 0) 

-I 6 

•H CO 

3 -) 



< 


^•1 


V) 


tu 


crt 


i-H 


n 


60 


Pi 


E QJ 


<; 


PC 


d 


• 



to • 

C 3C 

•H 0) 

^ C J^ 

C X CO 

O O i-H 

X •-> ca 







u 


• 


0) 


< 




J_l 






X 


s 


• 


0) 




E 


• 



0) (1) CO 


to 








^ 


X t-i c 


E C 


0) 






CO 


CO CO -H 


C O -H ^ 


00 


w 




T-l 


N 00 > 


CO to ^ 0) 


u 


C/2 


• 


4-1 


•H >-l iH 


E C D. -u 


o 


w 


E 


to 


Sl^ 


>^ « O 0) 
iJ P5 W (X, 


cS 


w 

■-5 




0) 

5 



>-i 0) 

(1) -H 

4J to 

r-H to 

CO 0) 

3 ►-) 



PART III 35 7 



CHAPTER XI 



WHALEY 



The Whaley and Corless families are connected by two 
marriages and the Whaleys and Charlton by one marriage. 

The Whaley name has been traced back to England, to the 
year 1066. The first Whaley in this country, was Edward, a 
cousin of Oliver Cromwell, according to the history books. He 
was one of fifty-nine men who signed the death warrant for 
King Charles of England. He was present at the execution, aft- 
er which he fled to Boston as a result, arriving there July 
27,1660; he died about 1675. Names of his descendants which we 
have found, do not include the names of Samuel, Peter, Lyman or 
Hopkins of our line. 

A William Jabez Whaley of Charteris, Cambridgeshire Co., 
England, emigrated to Canada at the age of 18. A few descend- 
ants were found in Oxford and Elgin Counties in 19 76. 

The first Whaley of our line, on which we have definite 
information is Captain Samuel Whaley, the third husband of 
Polly Chase Corless Welch, as follows: 

Samuel Whaley 

b. Date and place unknown. It has been said that they were 
from Pennsylvania, and that they were Welchmen. 

d. Date unknown, but believed to have been in Elgin County, 
Ontario after 1832/3. 

m. 1st ; 2nd unknown 

Last marriage, Polly Chase Corless Welch (widow), July 25, 
1821, in the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Argenteuil Co., 
Quebec. This record was found in the Microfilm of the Church 
records . 

Children: Job , Joseph, Peter and a daughter or two 

Job Whaley - son of Samuel Whaley 
b. 1790, location unknown 

He was listed in records of his Majesty's First Regiment 
of Prescott Militia in 1812 and 1828. Land records of Hawkes- 
bury Twp, Prescott County, Ontario, show Job as owning 200 
acres, lot East and West half #28, Concession 6 for Cummber- 
land Township in 1825. 

Joseph Whaley - son of Samuel Whaley 
Nothing known beyond the name 

Miss Whaley (whose name may have been Ann) dau of Samuel 



358 PART III CH XI 

Whaley. b. Date and location unknown 

d. Date unknown, presumed to have been in Elgin County, Ont. 
m. a Mr. Cameron, date and location unknown. He may have 
been the J. Cameron who was a witness at the marriage of Peter 
Whaley and Laura Corless in Prescott County , Ontario in 1822. 

She may have been the Mrs. Cameron who was the first teacher 
who "wielded the Birch" in the first school in Springfield, 
Elgin County in 1837. 

Peter Whaley - son of Samuel Whaley 

b. May 31,1794; d. Jan 7,1883 in Elgin Co., bu in Avon 
m. Laura Corless, Dec 26,1822 in Hawkesbury, Prescott Co., 
Ontario, dau of Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless. SEE Laura in 
the Corless Part I, CH I, for the record of their marriage.) 
b. Nov 9,1804 in Madison County, New York 
d. Oct 13,1880 in Elgin County , Ontario, bu in Avon 
Peter Whaley was born in either Batavia,New York; New 
Brunswick; Argent euil Co., Quebec or Prescott Co. , Ontario. , 
depending on which source one prefers. He was listed as a pri- 
vate in his Majesty's Regiment of Prescott Militia on Jan 31, 
1828. We do not know when they moved to Elgin County. However, 
a History of North Dorchester, published in 196 7 stated that 
son "Lyman Whaley settled in Malahide, where Springfield now 
is, in 1834." We know that the Southwest portion of Spring- 
field was built on the Northeast part of the farm originally 
owned by Peter. 

The 1861 Agricultural Census of Malahide Township, Elgin 
County, included the following: 

Peter Whaley, Concession 9, Lot 19, south end, 46 A. held 
by the family: 30 A. in Cultivation; 25 A. in Crops; 5 A. in 
Pasture; 16 A. in Woods; valuation $1,500; value of machinery, 
$125; 8~ A. Spring wheat 75 bushels; 9 A. Peas 175 bushels; 6 A. 
Oats 150 bushels; 1 A. Indian Corn 20 bushels; 1 A. Potatoes 
30 bushels; 7 T Hay; 20 pounds Wool; 20 yards flannel; 4 steers 
or heifers under 3 years of age; 3 milk cows; 2 horses 3 yrs 
or older, value $125. 5 sheep; 8 pigs; value of live stock 
$220; 250 pounds butter; 2 bbls Pork (400 pounds); 15 from 
produce of garden or orchard. 

Children: Twelve - Mary , Hopkins , Lyman, Peter, Samuel, Joseph, 

Jesse , Clarissa, Edward, David, Elizabeth, Margaret 
Mary Ann Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Mar 9,1824, in Prescott County , Ontario 
d. Nov 14,1854, bu in Springfield Cemetery , East 
m. George Dexter, Jan 1,1840, son of Ransom and Lydia 
Dexter, b. Nov 30,1818 in Yarmouth Twp, Elgin Co. , Ontario 
d. Feb 27,1882, bu with Mary Ann 
Children: Elizabeth, Margaret , Mel vina, Lyman, Ransom, 

Hopkins, Peter and George 
SEE George Dexter for continuation 
Hopkins Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. April 20,1825 in Prescott County , Ontario 



PART III CH XI 359 

d. Jan 17,1857, bu in Old Springfield Cemetery; 

31 years, 8 mos , 27 days 
m. Mary Ann McLachlin, Feb 25, 1850 by Banns in Mala- 
hide, witnessed by Peter Whaley. She may have been the dau of 
Archibald McLachlin. 

b. July 18,1826; d. Dec 14,1873, bu in Old Springfield 
m. 2nd George Dexter, as his 3rd wife in 1857/8. 
The 1851 Census of Malahide indicated that Hopkins and 
Mary were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Hopkins 
was a farmer. 

Children: William and James 
William David or Davis Whaley 

b. Aug 5,1853; d. Aug 19,1873 (of TB) 

James Edward Whaley 

b. May 5,1855; d. June 1,1887 (of TB) , bu in St. 
Charles or Brant , Michigan 

m. Adeline Wilson, April 20,1881 

b ; d. Mar 22,1924, bu in St . Charles, MI 

m. 2nd John Feeney, Dec 6,1889 
No children 
Lyman Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Sept 10,1826 in Prescott Co.,Ont. 
d. April 12 or 2 7,1906, bu in Avon, Ont. 
m. Elizabeth McLachlin, June 27,1852, by Banns witnessed 
by John McLachlin and Hopkins Whaley. She was from Malahide 
Twp and was a cousin of Grace McLachlin. 

m. 2nd Sarah Jane Burgess, sister of Thomas Burgess, 
great grandfather of Mary Dexter Cooper. 

b. 1838, probably east of Toronto in Vaugh Twp. 
d. 1910, bu in Avon 
Lyman moved to Concession 6, Lot 3, Avon in 1848. In 
1852, he built the first steam sawmill in Dorchester. He was 
Postmaster for sixteen years and in 1853 was appointed Captain 
of the Sedentary Militia. 

Children: Mary , Corinth a, Sarah, Berth a, Frances and Iva, by 
Sarah. 

Mary Eleanor Whaley - dau of Lyman Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. 1857; d. 1878, bu in Avon 

Taught school for one year 
Corintha Ann Whaley - dau of Lyman Whaley 
b. 1859; d. 1939, bu in Springfield 

m. John A. Charlton, Feb 14,1889, son of Sylvester and 
Malinda (Brooks) Charlton 

b. June 29,1860; d. Dec 17,1937, bu in Springfield 
No children 
Sarah Jane Whaley - dau of Lyman Whaley 

b. April 9,1862; d 

m. Angus Mclntyre; Lived in Avon 
Children: Frances , Iva, Clifford, Clair, Bertha, Merwin 
Bertha Whaley - dau of Lyman Whaley 



360 PART III CH XI 

m. Archie Mclntyre, a brother of Angus 
One son - Bryce 
Frances Whaley - dau of Lyman Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

b. ca 1865; d 

m. Qiarles George No children 

Iva May Whaley - dau of Lyman Whaley 
b. 1876; d. 1879 

Peter Whaley II - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. June 22,1828 in Prescott Co.,Ont. 
d. Dec 28,1867, bu in Avon 

m. Margaret McLachlin, June 20,1851 in Elgin Co., by 
Banns. Lyman Whaley was a Witness. Margaret was the dau of 
James and Elizabeth McLachlin. 

b. 1830; d. May 16,1909, bu in Brant, Michigan 
The 1861 S. Dorchester Census listed Peter as a Yeoman. 
They farmed near Brant , Michigan. 

Children: George, Jessie, Mary, James W. , Emerson P., 

Therissa and Louise 
George Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. 1852, Elgin Co.,Ont; d. 19A2, bu in Brant, MI 
Not married 
Jessie Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

No information 
Mary Elizabeth Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley 
b. 185A; d. 1942, bu in Brant, MI 
Not married 
James "Wilbur" Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. Aug 8,1858; d. 1926, bu in Brant 

m. Elizabeth Morris; 1860-1946, bu in Brant, MI 
Children: Twins Elgin and Edna -.ci' 

Elgin Whaley; 1884-1968 
Edna Clair Whaley 

b, Jan 3,1884; d. Mar 6,1974 

m. Charles B. Cogswell, lived in Saginaw and Sebe- 

waing,MI b d. 1912 

Dau Eleanor m. Leo E. Schmitz; Two Children 
Charles, and Mrs. Peter Morely 
Emerson Peter Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. Aug 16,1864, in Avon; d. Oct 15,1933 in Saginaw 
m. Carrie Smith in 1889 
b. Sept 12,1869 in Brant 
d. July 3,1962, in Saginaw 
His obituary said that he was a "Power in Saginaw 
County Politics" a generation ago, and County Clerk in 1899- 
1909. He operated the Wesley Hotel for twenty years. 

Children: Frank, Glen, Vera, Linton, George, Adah and 
possibly two others 

Frank Theron Whaley - son of Emerson Whaley (Peter, 

Peter, Samuel) 



PART III CK XI 361 

b. Mar 6, 1891 in Brant, MI; 
d. May 15,19 76 in Saginaw 

m. Iva Dixon; b d. Oct 27,1969 

m. 2nd Frances Arnold; b d. 1975 

Frank was a salesman for Swift and Company for 32 
years. He was a Mason. 

One son James E. Whaley ; b. 1925 in Saginaw 

m. Pat Seamon; one dau Jane 

Glen Emerson Whaley - son of Emerson Whaley (Peter, 
b. Dec 23,1892 in Brant, MI Peter, Samuel) 

m. Helen Bold; divorced 

m. 2nd Edna Marake. Living in Saginaw (19 76) 
Children: Caroline , Marian and Peter E. 
Vera Louise Whaley - dau of Emerson Whaley 

b. April 22,1894 in Brant, MI; d. July 11,19 79 

m. Leo Von Dette; b d. Sept 23,1961 

She was a DAR Member. Living in Saginaw (19 76) 
Children: Norman,Dorothy , Don (d. in infancy), and 
Joanne 
Linton Erwin Whaley - son of Emerson Whaley 
b. Aug 10,1895 in Brant, MI; d. June 1948 

m. Antonia Barnard; b d in California 

Children: Margaret and Linton 

Margaret Whaley - dau of Linton Whaley (Emerson, Pet- 

b in Detroit, MI er, Peter, Samuel) 

m. Mr. Begin and lives in Pasadena, CA 

Five Children 
Linton Erwin Whaley, Jr., - son of Linton Whaley 

b. 1925, in LosAngeles ,CA 

m. ; Living in Solano Beach, CA (19 77) 

Children: Gail and Linton III 

Linton III is a Minister in Murdo,SD 
George Whaley - son of Emerson Whaley 

b. June 10,1899, in Brant, MI; d. Oct 29,1931 

No children 
Adah Whaley - dau of Emerson Whaley 
b. Nov 17,1908 in Saginaw, MI 

m. Lawrence Clayton; b d. July 17,1956 

m. 2nd Harry Gunton, ca 1960; divorced 

m. 3rd Henry Bednarek 
Children: Carol and Lawrence 
Carol Clayton - dau of Adah Whaley 

b. Feb 27,19 36, in Saginaw 

m. Mr. Kindt; Living in Alpena, MI (1977) 

Children: Twins, Carrie and Andrew 
b. Dec 12,1962, in Walnut Creek, CA 
Lawrence George Clayton - son of Adah Whaley 

b. Feb 27,19 36, in Saginaw 

m. ; Living in Fairfax, VA (19 77) 

Children: Amy and Lawrence G. 



362 PART III CH XI 

Amy Clayton; b. Oct 10,1959, in Grand Rapids 
Lawrence G. Clayton 

b. Oct 16,1962, in Germany 
Therissa Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

b d in Plymouth, MI 

m. Harry Jolliffe, a distant relative of Harley 
Jolliffe. Children: Yes 

Louise Catherine Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley 
b. 1856; d. 19A1, bu in Brant, MI 
Not married 
Samuel Cook Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Oct 24,1830, probably Prescott County , Ontario 
d. June 13,1916, bu in Brant , Michigan 

m. Grace McLachlin, July 14,1854, in Springfield, Ont. , 
sister of Margaret McLachlin. 

b. Dec 27,1837; d. April 9,1920, bu in Brant, MI 
The 1861 Elgin County, Ont. Census listed Samuel as a 
Yeoman . 

Children: Adeline, Jesse, Samuel, Peter, Laura and Clarissa 

Adeline "Bertha" Whaley - dau of Samuel Whaley (Peter, 

b. June 10,1855 in Elgin County Samuel) 

d. Apr 1,1935, bu in Delmer Cemetery , Oxford Co. , Ont. 

m. James Row, who came from England with his parents 

b. 185 3 in England; d...l942, bu in Delmer Cem. 
Children: Luella, Robert , James C. , Clara and Frank 
Luella Grace Row 

b. Feb 8 or 25,1887, in Elgin County , Ontario 
m. Harley G. Jolliffe, son of James and Lucy 
Jolliffe. b. 1886 in Avon; d. 196 3, bu in Mt. Elgin 

Luella said that she practically grew up in the Avon 
Grocery Store, owned by her parents. They lived in Avon for 
38 years. She is living in Mt. Elgin, Ontario (1977) 

Children: Helen, Ross , William, Eva, Grace and Ruth 
Helen Gertrude Jolliffe b. 1912 

m. John Donald Fleming Four children 
James Ross Jolliffe b. 1913; d. 1914 
William Lome Jolliffe b. 1915; 
d. 1949, bu in Mt. Elgin 
m. Violet Minerva Moore Four children 
Eva Margaret Jolliffe b. 1917 

m. George Arthur Flanders, in Ingersoll, Ont. 
Three children 
Clara Grace Jolliffe b. 1918 

m. James Franklin Cornish Two children 
Ruth Lucille Jolliffe b. 1923 

m. Milton Jones Four children 

Robert "Earl" Row - son of Bertha Whaley (Samuel, 
b. June 3,1889; d. ca May, 19 78; Peter, Samuel) 
m. Mary M. Shackelton, dau of Robert and Laura 



PART III CH XI 363 

(Woolley) Shackelton. Laura was a dau of George and Sarah 
(Brooks) Woolley. 

1892 - 1950 
Children: Harold and Edith 

Harold Row m. Gretta Clement Four Children 

Edith Row 1916 - 1957, bu in Avon 

m. Kenneth M. Williamson 
James "Clarence" Row - son of Bertha Whaley (Samuel, 
b. May 23,1891 Peter, Samuel) 

d. May 25,1967, Fort Custer, MI, bu in Delmer Cem. 
Not married 
Clara Ethel Row 
b. July 16,189 3 

d. Oct 29,19 70, bu in Delmer Cemetery 
Not married 
Frank Row b. 1895 

m. Marie Lyons, dau of Harry Lyons, brother of 
Homer Lyons. Children: Gerald and Joyce 

Jesse "Edgar" Whaley - son of Samuel C. Whaley (Peter, 
b. Sept 4,1857 Samuel) 

d. Feb 4,1925, bu in Michigan 
m. Ellen Thompson of Michigan 

Children: James , Arthur, >fyrtle, Elgin and Raymond 
Samuel Wentworth Whaley - son of Samuel C. Whaley 

b. Sept 24,1859; d. Dec 28,1924, in St . Charles , MI 

m. Mary Jane Kenny (McKay, or King per Obituary) 
b. Dec 5,1863, in Ont . 
d. June 12,1933, bu in St .Charles, MI 
Children: Ivan, Samuel , Martha, Mabel, Peter, William 

Charles , James R. ,Mary and Leland 
Ivan Raymond "Ray" Whaley b. Nov 8,1885 

d. Feb 10,1910 in an industrial accident in St. 
Charles, MI. 

Samuel Luther Whaley 

b. Mar 19,1885/7; d. Aug 9,1966 
m. Margaret One son Donald 

Donald Wentworth Whaley - son of Samuel L. Whaley 
b. Aug 30,1922 in St . Charles, MI 

m. Betty L. Thorsby, July 12,1947, dau of George 
and Gladys (Walker) Thorsby, both of Michigan, 
b. June 24,1924 in St. Charles 
Donald is a Doctor and they live in Miami, Florida 
Children 
Richard Donald Whaley 

b. July 29,1951 in Coral Gables, FL 
m. Letta Arthur 
Douglas Alan Whaley b. Aug 3,1953 

m. Diedre Daly; Dau Dana Lee; b. June 15,19 77 
Jane Louise Whaley 

b. Sept 18,1954; m. Jerry Zito 



364 PART III CH XI 

Janet Elizabeth Whaley - dau of Donald Whaley, 
b. Feb 7,1964 (Samuel L. Whaley) 

Martha Grace "Mattie" Whaley - dau of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. Dec 27,1888/9; d. June 13,1960 

m. Charles Peters in 1909; d. in 1914 

m. 2nd Roy Warner in 1922; d. in 1937 

Children: Vera Peters and Charles H. Warner 
Mabel Maud Whaley - dau of Samuel W. Whaley (Samuel, 
b. Apr 1 or Nov 19,1891 Peter, Sam) 

d. Nov 25,1972 

m. Edward Robinson; Lived in Saginaw, MI 
Eight Children 
Peter Wentworth Whaley - son of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. June 12,1892/3; m. Ada McNutt 

m. 2nd Bemice Gunnell; Living in Saginaw (1978) 
No children 
William "Bruce" Whaley - son of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. Sept 16,1893/5; d. Dec 27,1951 

m. Ruth Three children 

Charles Wesley Whaley - son of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. June 12,1897; d. April 20,1968 

m. Ada Ethel Gray 

b. Aug 14,1896; d. Sept 30,19 76 

Children: Mary Lucille, Evelyn Maxine,Ruby Lorraine 
Evelyn "Maxine" Whaley b. Jan 13,1920 

m. Harold William Schuler b. Nov 19,1918 

Three children: 

William Charles Schuler b. Nov 18,1946 

m. Virginia Ilift b. Sept 15,1949 

Sue Evelyn Schuler b. Nov 22,1948 

m. Timothy J. Seamon b. Dec 13,1946 

Children: 

Julie Lynn Seamon b. Oct 13,19 74 

Jamie Timothy Seamon b. Oct 8,19 76 

Nobel Lynn Schuler b. Dec 17,1950 

m. Pamala Sovi b. June 18,1949 

James "Ross" Whaley - son of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. July 20,1899 in Fremont, MI 
d. Aug 17,19 78 in Alma, MI, bu in Ithaca, MI 
m. Grace VanBuskirk, Oct 1,1918 
b. May 14,1899, in Fremont, MI 
d. June 26,19 78, in Alma, bu in Ithaca, MI 
Children: I van, Roy .Robert and Lyle 
Mary Elizabeth Whaley - dau of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. Oct 13,1901 

m. Fred Rosien; Living in Saginaw, MI (19 78) 
Children: Lois and Janice 
Leland Dexter Whaley - son of Samuel W. Whaley 
b. June 13,1904; d, June 17,1960 in Florida 

m. Agnes Bagley; Lived in Florida 



PART III CH XI 365 

One son - Leland Dexter Whaley,Jr. 

Peter James Whaley - son of Samuel C. Whaley (Peter, 
b. Oct 27,1861 Samuel) 

d. Nov 1,1881, bu in Springfield, Ontario 
He died on his Graduation Day from London College. 

Laura Elizabeth Whaley - dau of Samuel C. Whaley 
b. Oct 10,186 3 

d. Aug 16,1916/17, bu in Chesaning,MI 
m. William Reid 

One son: Edgar Sterling Reid b. in Avon, Ontario 

He attended Central State Univ., Mt .Pleasant , MI 

Clarissa Alberta "Bertie" Whaley - dau of Samuel C. 
b. Nov 27,1865 Whaley 

d. Feb 25,1960 in London, Ont., bu in Avon 
She never married; Lived in Chesaning,MI for some yrs. 
Joseph Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 

b. Apr 16,1834; d. Aug 1922, in Brant , Michigan 

m. Catherine McLachlin, dau of James and Elizabeth Mc- 

Lachlin 

b. July 23,1832 

d. July 16,1856, bu in Burdick Cem, nr Aylmer,Ont. 

m. 2nd Mary Regie r - may have been a dau of Adam Hegler 

Children: Lyman by Catherine 

Thursa, Edward and Peter J. by Mary 

Lyman Davis Whaley - son of Joseph Whaley (Peter , Samuel) 

b. July 18,1855 in Springfield 

d. Dec 26 bu in St . Charles ,MI; m. Jennie Minto 

m. 2nd Frances Effie Halliday 

He went to Brant, MI about 1876, lived there and in St. 

Charles. He was a stock dealer, meat market operator and in 

his last six years was a Rural Mail Carrier. 

One dau who died young and one adopted child. 

Thursa Whaley - dau of Joseph Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

b ; d in Michigan; m. Mr. Coon 

m. 2nd Rev Keith 

No children 

Edward Evart Whaley - son of Joseph Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

b ; d in Michigan 

m. Marilla "Rilla" Montague in 1884 

b. 1866 in London, Ont; d. 1912 

Children: Nina, Evart J. , Mason C. , and J.Lyle 

Mason C. Whaley b ; d. Feb 14,1969 

m. Gertrude Haynes b. Sept 5,189 3 

d. April 25,19 76; Lived in Saginaw 

Children: Charles M. Whaley of Houghton Lake, MI 

m. Loreta ... Moore; d. 1960 

Peter J. Whaley - son of Joseph Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

or was his name James Carrothers Whaley 

b ; d in Lansing 

m. A girl he met at Alma College , Michigan 



366 PART III CH XI 

They had one child. 
Jesse Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Aug 6/16,1837, nr Springfield 
d. July 31,1877, in 0' Fallon, Illinois 

m. Jennie Westlake of Illinois (said to be half Indian) 
They lived in Illinois for sometime. 
Children: Walter, and Jessie who d. in childhood 
Clarissa Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Nov 19,1839/AO, nr Springfield 
d. June 192 7, bu in Ingersoll,Ont. 
m. Edward Hegler ca 1858 

b. 1835 in Elgin Co; d bu in Ingersoll,Ont . 

They were living in S.Dorchester Twp in 1871 
Children: John, Hopkins , John H. , and Blake 
John Wesley Hegler - son of Clarissa Whaley (Peter, 
b. 1860 Samuel) 

d. May 9,186 3, bu in Old Springfield Cemetery 
Hopkins "Hop" Whaley Hegler - son of Clarissa Whaley 
b. 1861, in Elgin Co; d. May 9,1941, bu in Brant, MI 
m. Mary Ellen Row, Feb 1A,1883 in Avon,Ont., dau of 
Robert Row. 

b. 1861 in Oxford Co., Ont. 
d. Dec 10,19 34, bu in Brant, MI 

They came from Canada ca 1896; Lived nr Brant, MI 
Children: Edward W. and Myrtle 

Edward "Wilford" Hegler, b. Nov 18,1888 in Canada 
d. Sept 26,1965, bu in Brant 
m. Cora Fuller, Mar 30,1910 in Brant 
Two children 
Myrtle Eliza Hegler b. ca 1892 

m. Roy McFall, Mar 8,1916; b 

d. June 8,1964 

She was living in Brant, MI (19 74) Two Children 
John H. "Jack" Hegler - son of Clarissa Whaley 

b. 1865 in Malahide Twp; d 

m, Montie Mack, dau of Peter Mack; separated 
John was a lawyer in Ingersoll; One son - Ray 
Blake Hegler - son of Clarissa Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 

b ; d in Toronto 

m. Jennie McKay of Toronto; No Children 

Edward S. Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Oct 24,1842, nr Springfield, Ont . 
d. Apr 20,1927 in Coldwater,MI , bu in Quincy,MI 
m. Charlotte M. Whittaker, Aug 23,1865, in Ingersoll, Ont 
b. Aug 5,1842 in Ingersoll 

d. Jan 5,1929 in Coldwater, bu in Quincy,MI 
Edward and Charlotte lived on his Uncle Hiram Corless' 
farm in Quincy Twp during Hiram's last years and were given 
the farm for their care of him and the farm. They moved to 
Coldwater about 1908. They contributed land for the RLDS 



PART III CH XI 36 7 

Church. Joseph Smith III stayed at their home during visits to 
Coldwater. Their daughter Eva wrote papers for him. 
Children: Peter, Eva and Clara 

Peter M. Whaley - son of Edward Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. Jan 8,1868 in Ontario 
d. 1953, bu in Quincy,MI 

m. Melissa Almyra Page, Feb 5,1886, dau of Eliphet and 
Rosina Page. 

b. Apr 24,1869, in Quincy 
d. July 17,1924, bu in Quincy 
They lived in Battle Creek for a time, returned to 
Coldwater in 1927. 

Children: Ray, Verva and Orah (She changed her name to 
Doris) 

Eva Whaley - dau of Edward Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. Nov 21,1871 in Quincy Twp ; d. Oct 21,1947 

m. Clark Belote, , son of Alva and Harriet 

(Clark) Belote, who were said to have been of French descent 
from Canada. 

b. ca 1872; d. Oct 1917 

They lived in Coldwater 

Children: Russe 11, Howard, Roscoe, J.B. and Grace 
Russell Belote - son of Eva Whaley(Edward, Peter, 
b. Aug 1899; d. 1960 in Miami, FL Samuel) 

m. Florence from Indiana; divorced 
m. 2nd Mrs. Thelma Snell from Indiana 
No children 
Howard W. Belote - son of Eva Whaley (Edward, Peter, 
b. July 23,1900; d. Dec 1964/5 Samuel) 

m. Ethel Hodgkins; divorced 

m. 2nd Thelma England; divorced 
m. 3rd Mary Lou Smith, May 11,19 35 
Roscoe Belote - son of Eva Whaley 

b ; d. at age 45; Not married 

J.B. Belote - son of Eva Whaley 
b. 1907; d. 1967 

m ; No children 

Grace Belote - dau of Eva Whaley 
b. July 22,1912 

m. William Piotraschke in 19 38; 190 7 - 1951 

m. 2nd Thomas Jefferson Edwards in 1952 
Living in Bumsville,NC (19 78) 

Children: Carole,Daniel,Nancy, Alan, Norman, Thomas 
Carole Piotraschke b. 19 39 in Toledo, Ohio 

m. Hugh Stephenson in 195 7 in Miami, FL 
Two children 
Daniel Piotraschke b. 1941 in Florida 

m. Arlene Hancock in 1964; Four Children 
Nancy Piotraschke b. 1944 

m. Paul T. Miller, Sept 26,1963 in Miami, FL 



368 PART III CH XI 

Two Children 
Alan Lee Piotraschke b. June 30,1946 

m. Bonnie Jane Hodges in 196 8 in Okeechobee, FL 
One son 
Norman Piotraschke b. 1949 

m. Diana Johnston, April 19 71 in Miami, FL 
Thomas Edwards b. 1953 in Miami, FL 

m. Glenna Biggens in Dec 27,1975 
Clara "Jessie" Whaley - dau of Edward Whaley (Peter, 
b. Mar 10,1877 in Quincy Twp Samuel) 

d. 1959, bu in Quincy 

m. Earl George Thurber, July 21,1898 in Branch Co, son 
of William H. and Abbie (Swartout) Thurber of Ohio and Michigan 
b. Oct 18,1872 in Quincy; d. 1935, bu in Quincy 
Earl played in and directed Coldwater Bands and Orch- 
estras, organized and played in the Hudson, Michigan Band; also 
spent several years in the theater business in Michigan City, 
Indiana. They moved to Detroit, where he worked for the Ford 
Co., for 18 years. The Thurber name has been traced back 
some centuries to England and Norway. The spelling was Thor- 
bum meaning Bom of the God of Lightning. 
They lived in Detroit, MI 
Children: Max, Ramona, Mark, The Ima, Guy 

and Jackie (1923-1928) 
David Whaley - son of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 
b. Oct 14,1844, nr Springfield, Ont. 
d. Mar 1,1908, bu in Brant, MI 

m. Susan Eda Crane, Dec 26,1871, dau of John B. and 
Mary E. Crane of Yarmouth Twp, Elgin Co., Ont. 
b. 1846; d. 19 31, bu in Brant 

One son Jeheil 

Jeheil Whaley - son of David Whaley (Peter, Samuel) 
b. May 12,1877; d. Mar 13,1930, bu in Brant, MI 

m. Mable I. Gregory, June 1,1908 

b. 1886; She was living near Brant, MI (19 75) 
Children: Wava,Gale, Arlie and Lynn 
Wava Whaley - dau of Jeheil Whaley 

b. April 1910; m. George Willoughby in 1946 

One son: Gordon James Willoughby; b. June 26,1948 
Gale Whaley - son of Jeheil Whaley 

b. Dec 12,1913; m. Ellen Gregory, Jan 10,1953 
Children: Brenda,Mark and Timothy 
Brenda Kay Whaley - dau of Gale Whaley 

b. Aug 16,1953; m. H. David Evans, May 19,1974 
Mark Stephen Whaley - son of Gale Whaley 

b. Feb 4,1955 
Timothy Gale Whaley - son of Gale Whaley 

b. Aug 18,195 7; m. Ruth Ann Rittenburg in 19 76 
A Dau: Shannon Gale Whaley; b. Feb 22,1977 
Arlie W. Whaley - dau of Jeheil Whaley 



PAKT III CH XI 369 

b. Aug 3,1915; m. Alden Kinsey 

Children: Linda, Sharon and David 
Linda Lee Kinsey b. ca June 30,1940 

m. Richard Warren Peck, Feb 22,1964 
Children: Jeffrey R. , Wanda and Sue 
Sharon Rae Kinsey b. ca Mar 29,1943 

m. Melvin Wicke: Children: Timothy and Mathew Gale 
David Kinsey b. ca Feb 14,1947 

m. Margaret Plank, Mar 12,1966 
Children: Scott and Sandy 
Lynn Burton Whaley - son of Jeheil Whaley 

b. Sept 6,1923 m. Arlene Woolston, May 13,1963 

Elizabeth Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley (Samuel) 

b. Aug 5,1849; d. Sept 1,1863, bu Old Springfield Cem. 
Margaret "Maggie" Whaley - dau of Peter Whaley 

b. Mar 30,1848; d. Sept 3,1901, bu Alvinston, Ont. 

m. George Palmer 

Children: Laura, Edward, Clara, Lyman, Wentworth and Annie 

The above McLachlins may have been related to Archibald 
McLachlin of British origin, who came from Livingston Co, NY in 
1826 and settled on the 10th Concession of Malahide. 

The 1842 Census of Malahide Twp, listed the following: 

Samuel Whaley age between 21/30, on Concession 8, Lot N 

end of #22, 1 house, non-proprietor. Schoolmaster; 1 yr in the 

Province, British origin; 2 native Canadians; 1 native of USA. 

1 male 21/30 married; 1 female 14/45 married; 1 female under 5. 

Samuel Whaley Concession 7, Lot #2 




Peter and Laura (Corless) Whalley 



370 



Part III Ch XII 
Joseph Woolley 



Q) 
CO 

<u 

•-3 
14-1 

o 



o 
o 



Q 

<4-l 

o 

c 
o 

CO 



>1 



c 
u 



•g 

c 
o 

•V 

c 
ca 

c 
u 



o 
o. 

01 

m 
o 



w 


4-1 


2 


u 


h- 1 


(U 


Pi 


^ 


w 


tn 


SC 


e 3 


H 


s 


< 




o 


pj 







M 


< 




■H 


M 




> 


sc 


• 


« 


Ol 


6 


Q 


o 




• 


Crt 




< 



0) 

CO 
M 

u 

s: 



to 

O 4J 

Z to 
Q 



O to 

to 
a 






to 



Q. D. 
(1» 0) to 
Q) tfl to g 

-a o o 6 
< rj 'o w 



c 














to 














.-1 












iH 


u 


e 


c 


X) 


u 


x: 


OJ 


ca 


to 


•1-1 


•H 


<\) 


to 


•H 


(i- 


)-i 


> 


> 


4-1 


(-1 


c 


O 


•H 


1— 1 


to 


(U 


to 


CO 


S 


ffi 


< 


n 


PM 


tn 


Q 





tn 






tn 


• 


^ 


•H 


c 




•H 


c 


CO 


> 


o 


o 


3 




c 


CO 


tn 


to 


0) 


c 


^ 


O 


M 


to 


fJ 


JZ 


• 


0) 


CO 


• 


o 


sc 


s 


z 


M 


•-> 


►^ 



>. 


c 


(U 


(U 


i-H 


M 


iH 


-a 


O 


iH 


o 


•H 


3 


^ 




O 


j: 




a 


W 


<u 


•H 


tn 


^ 


o 




►-) 


T3 




C 


14-1 


to 


o 






tn 


(U 


c 


c 


o 


o 


tn 



CO 

a 
o 
to 

CO 

0) c 

>H ^4 

O "O 

O -H 

3 -H 

• J 

H CJ 

C )-i 

^ -H 

O <U 

in X! 



o "O 

c 

OJ to 



<u 




















n 




















o 




















o 




















2 


to 
c 
















(0 


c 


o 


c 














•r-l 


^ 


E 


c 














3 


e 


< 


to 




B 




• 




O 




■r-l 




to 


CO 


n 




>^3 


c 


►J 


• x: 


CO 


x; 


to 


£ 


•H 


T3 


H) 


o 




e to 




to 


•r-l 


4-1 


1—1 


•H 


■H C 


tn 


>, 


S-i 


c 


u 


.—1 


Jl 


.-1 


> 


CO x; 


4J 


M 


to 


C 


to 


0) 


to 


•H 


to 


^^ 


to 


cO 


CAl 


<: 


c/: 


2 


2 


S 


o 


3 


^ 





tn 


tu 


^ 


M 


o 


h 


• o 


O 


B u 


CD 


m 


O 


• 




CO 



•s 







c 
















i-( 


c 


4J 




0) 






CO 


jr 


lU 


CO 


U 


>. 


oo 




CO 


X) 


to 


t:^ 


ai 


QJ 


U 


^4 


QJ 


^•1 


c 


u 


tn 


X3 


c 


o 


•H 


3 




CO 
C/3 


IS 


& 


< 


to 
z 


0) 




CO 


^ 



C 







0) 




M 




3 


X 


o; 


• 


Q) 


o 


4-1 


6 


1—) 


u^ 


tu 




fc. 




&4 




• 


• 






CL4 


w 















o tn 














^ 






e 


tn 






3 o 






to 


0) 






to o 


tn 




•H 


u 




to 


XI u 


3 


c 


rH 


c 


^ 


c 


m 


U 


x; 


1-H 


to 


tu 




>^ 


o 


•H 


^ 


to 


u 


x' >. 


U 


•-) 


3 


fa 


2 


M 


fa c 
Pd fa 















x: 




t: 




^ 




e 




m 


CO 
















H 




• 


o 


CO CO 


to 






XI 


x; c 


















c 


e 


o 


M x; 


•H 


e 


tn 


CO C 


D. <u 


















(U 




^4 


l^ti^ 


.H 


CO 


^•g 


d tu 


CU 1-1 


















sc 




PQ 


r-l 


U 


(U -H 


tn u 






















• 


.-H to O 


•H 


•H 


m 0) 


)-l ^4 


o to 






















fa 


< 2 -3 


13 


K 


2 ^J 


W CO 


'-> 3 










CO 


• 


CO 


>^ 


























tu x; 


CO X> 


2 


XI 


<U 
























C 01 


00 (iT) 


c c 




■-H 


iH 




















• 


e: 


>. (-1 Q) .H 

)-i o en > 


OJ (U 


C 


•H 


X) 




















6 


C 4-1 


•H iH 


x: 


4J 


c 






















1 


0) (U 


CO 0) O CO 
2 O 1-5 o 


u u 


o 


CO 


•H 






















SC fa 


< en 


1-3 


2 


►J 





















PART III 371 



CHAPTER XII 



WOOLLEY 



The Woolley Family is connected to the Brooks Family by 
two marriages and to the other Families recorded here-in by 
numerous marriages. 

The name Woolley, according to one writer, was derived 
from the "men of Wolfs Lea" in the Lincolnshire Fens of Eng- 
land; others credit Derbyshire with the origin, and some say 
the name Wolfwig became Woolley in England. At any rate the 
name dates back to at least the year 1200 with several villag- 
es and hamlets having the name; various spellings appear in 
the old English records. There were Woolleys in New Jersey by 
1641 and in Rhode Island by 1660. Others have come from Eng- 
land and Ireland during the present Century. 

A much greater study than this would be required to acc- 
ount for all of the Ontario Woolleys; however we believe that 
the following basically covers those who were connected to the 
other families in this work. The repetitious use of given 
names, as was customary in earlier years, along with few mid- 
dle names makes it difficult to trace individual families. 

The first Woolleys to arrive in Ontario were John and 
Elizabeth. According to the Old Empire List, they arrived in 
1788, settled about two miles west of Port Dover and in 179 7 
received title to 300 acres of land. They and two children 
died in 1827, leaving a daughter and five sons under the age 
of sixteen. A William Woolley, believed to be a son of John, 
and his wife Jane, are buried in the Port Dover Cemetery. The 
next Woolley to arrive is believed to have been Joseph, son of 
Daniel, as covered below: 

Daniel Woolley 

b. ca 1736 in New Jersey 

d. Aug 8,1822, believed bu in Dunboyne ,Malahide Twp. 

m. Patience Throckmorton, Aug 8,175 7/8 in Shrewsbury ,NJ 

m. 2nd Sarah Allen, Feb 23,1763 or 83 

He rode horseback from his home in Monmouth County, NJ, to 
Malahide Township, Elgin County .Ontario in 1821 to visit his 
son and died shortly before the planned start back to his wife. 

Joseph was the son of Patience and born in 1759. Sarah the 
2nd wife may have had sons, John L. , Peter and David F. , and 
possibly others. 

Joseph Woolley - son of Daniel Woolley 

b. 1759 in New Jersey; d. 1830 in Malahide, believed bu 



372 PART III CH XII 

in Dunboyne Cemetery. 

m. Mary ca 1782; b. in N J ; d. between 1800 and 

1808, believed bu in Walsingham Twp, Norfolk County , Ontario. 

m. 2nd Mary , a widow; b. 1762; d. after 1834 

Joseph and Mary, with their three children, fled from New 
Jersey in 1793 because of their revolutionary activities (app- 
arently they were loyal to the Crown). They took horses , cattle, 
chickens and farm tools and settled north of Simcoe, Norfolk 
Co; moving from there to a place near Big Creek in Walsingham 
Township. Records list him as a Juror in 1798. 

The family farmed along Big Creek and also by 1808 were 
clearing land in Malahide Township, Concession 1, Lots 12, 13 
and 14. A log cabin was built and each spring and fall the men 
would ride to Malahide to clear more land and put in crops. On 
two occasions squatters were living in the cabin and had to be 
forced out. They also cleared land for John T. along Catfish 
Creek, near Aylmer. They finally left Walsingham and records 
for 1812 indicate Peter on Lot 12; Daniel on 13 and Joseph, Sr 
on 14. A record also places John on the Lot near Aylmer around 
1814. 

Existing records state that Joseph's property along Big 
Creek was ransacked by U.S. Troops in 1814 (War of 1812). Jos- 
eph Jr. likely had the property at that time. The Troops are 
thought to have been looking for the Backus Mill, north of 
Port Rowan, which was built in 1797/98 and still stands today. 

Joseph, Sr's will is in the Historical Section of the Lib- 
rary of the University of Western Ontario. His son Peter was 
the executor, and several receipts filed with the will (one 
dated Feb 16,1832 and another dated June 15,1834) show that 
Mary (his second wife) received wheat from Peter. 

Joseph and the 1st Mary's children: John, 1784;Peter, 1788; 
and Joseph, 1792, were bom in NJ 
Daniel, Sophia and Katherine were bom in Norfolk, Co. ,Ont. 

John Throckmorton Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Daniel) 
b. Aug 28,1784 in NJ (per Mary Emily (Fox) Woolley 's 

Bible) ^^ April 25,1851, believed to have died at this time and 
bu in Luton Cemetery. 

m. Mary .... in 1810 

b. Aug 2,1795 (per Mary Emily (Fox) Woolley 's Bible) 
d. Jan 5, 1877, believed to have died at this time and 
bu in Luton Cemetery. 

They may have farmed south of Aylmer as described above. 
It has also been said that they lived on the first Concession 
of Malahide. John received the sum of 1 pound and 9 pence from 
his father's estate on July 8,1834. 

Children: Henry, Peter, twins Mary and George , Joseph, 
David, twins Ariena and Srienda, a girl who 
died young, John M. , twins Matilda and Lindley 
Murray 



PART III CH XII 373 

Henry Woolley - son of John T. Woolley (Joseph , Daniel) 
b. Oct 25,1811, probably in Norfolk County, Ont. 
d. Mar 26,1876, bu in Springfield 

m. Elizabeth Ann Brooks, Mar 15,1836, dau of Benjamin 
and Nancy (Harris) Brooks. 

b. 1819 in Malahide Twp 
d. Jan 18,1863, bu in Springfield, Ont . 
m. 2nd Mariah Little, May 11,1868. The marriage record 
(on Microfilm in the University of Western Ontario) listed her 
as a widow, age 51, and gave Henry's age as 56. Mariah may 
have been a widow of a Mr. Hinebough. 

They settled on Concession II of S. Dorchester Twp in 
1834. Henry erected the first bam in the Township in 1837, and 
was the Chief Carpenter for the first school (west of their 
home) built in 1847. He was also active in helping clear roads 
in his community. 

Children: Almy ra, Martha, John , William, Hiram, Mary , 

Lewis B.Srena,Srienda, Joseph and Warren 
Alrayra J. Woolley - dau of Henry Woolley (John, Joseph, 
b. Jan 30,1837; Daniel) 

d. May 12,1877, bu in Forest, Ont 
m. John Sharp 

Children as follows: None married; all bu Forest, Ont 
Henry Milton d. Sept 3,1945, age 85 

Mary E. d. July 23,1954, age 92 

John Wesley d. April, 1943, age 79 

William Archibald d. Oct 5,1946, age 80 
Martha Emily Woolley - dau of Henry Woolley 

b. Nov 11,1838; d. Apr 1873, bu in Lambton Co. 
m. William Knapp; No children 

John "Wesley" Woolley - son of Henry Woolley 

b. Dec 6,1840; d. Jan 30,1905, bu in Springfield 
m. Melinda "Belinay" Hegler 

b. Sept 19,1840; d. 19 11, bu in Springfield 
Children: Olive, Elva, Ada, Delia and Harry 
Olive Augusta "Gusty" Woolley - dau of John W.Wooll- 
b. 1865 ey (Henry, John, Joseph, Daniel) 

d. 1934, bu in Springfield, Ont . 

m. Camby Charlton, ca 1886, son of Peter and Eliz- 
abeth (Brooks) Charlton. 

b. 1864; d. 1964, bu in Springfield 

Children: Clinton, Bruce, Herman, Wilfred, Warren, Earl 
SEE Camby Charlton for Continuation 
Elva S. Woolley - dau of John W. Woolley 
b. 1868; d. Jan 27,1953, bu in Aylmer 

m. George R. Lindsay, son of James and Catherine 

(Eaton) Lindsay. 

b. 1864; d. Jan 3,1949, bu in Aylmer 
Children: Oswald, Arnold A. and Zelpha (adopted) 
Ada "Eddy" Woolley - dau of John W. Woolley 



374 PART III CH XII 

b. 1870; d. 196 7, bu in Springfield 

m. Ernest Martin 

b. 1871; d. 1958, bu in Springfield 
Children: Fred and another son 

Fred E. Martin - son of Ada Woolley (John, Henry, 
m. Nellie Foster John, Joseph, Daniel) 

Living in Aylmer in 19 77. 
Delia Woolley - dau of John W. Woolley (Henry , John, 
m. Herman Swales Joseph, Daniel) 

Lived in Detroit; Had one daughter 
Harry Woolley - son of John W. Woolley 

b. 1879; d. Dec 12,1900, bu in Springfield 
m. Yes; a dau - Zelpha Rose 

William H. Woolley - son of Henry Woolley (John, Joseph 
b. June 20,1843 in S. Dorchester Daniel) 

d. Apr 6,1879, bu in Forest, Ont. 
m. Mary Jane Knapp 

b. 1844; d. Sept 6,1897, bu in Forest 
Children: Henry , William and Ida 
Henry B. Woolley - son of William H. Woolley 

b. Apr 15,1857; d. July 2,1884, bu in Forest, Ont. 
William Woolley - son of William H. Woolley 

He was a teacher when young; no further data 
Ida Bertha Woolley - dau of William H. Woolley 
b. 1873; d. 1953 

m. John Hugh Nickels of Camlachie,0nt. 

b. 1870; d. 1957 

Children: Alfred, Harvey , Ruth, Clara and Bertha 
Hiram C. Woolley - son of Henry Woolley (John T.,Jos. 
b. Feb 28,1845 in Elgin Co. Daniel) 

d. July 20,1900 in Marlette,MI 

m. Marilla Dean, Nov 25,1868, by Rev. A. Jones of 
Springfield, dau of Hiram and Elizabeth Dean. 

b. 1846 in Elgin Co; d 

They were living in S. Dorchester in 1871 and moved 
to Mar lette, Michigan in Feb, 1882. 

Children: Lovina and Lorvilla; b. 1870 

William E. 
Ernest A. 
Nina M. 

Viola m. Will Moore, an inventor in the 
U.S. They may have lived in Caro,MI. 

Children: Willie, Alvin and Nina 
Mary Olive Woolley - dau of Henry Woolley (John T. , 
b. Mar 17,1850 Jos., Daniel) 

d. 1929, bu in Aylmer 

m. William Demaray, Oct 3,1869 in S. Dorchester, son 
of Samuel Demaray. 

b. 1848 in N. Dorchester; d. 19 31, bu in Aylmer 
Children: Hiram, George and Bertha 



PART III CH XII 375 

Hiram Demaray - no data 
George Demaray 

b. 1876; d. 19 39, bu in Aylmer 

m. Alena "Lena" Charlton, dau of Charles W. and 
Emma (Mann) Charlton 

b. ca 1882; d. April 19 76, bu in Aylmer 
Dau Clara m. Walter Patterson; Lives in Florida 
Bertha Demaray m. Mr. Fitzpatrick 

Children: Aubrey, Mabel and Ruby 
Lewis Benjamin Woolley - son of Henry (John T., Joseph, 
b. June 16,1852 Daniel) 

d. Jan 9,1911, bu in Springfield 
m. Carrie Boughner 

b. 1855; d. 1951, bu in Springfield 
Children: Louisa, Iva and Roy 

Louisa Woolley - dau of Lewis B. Woolley (Henry, 
b. 1880 John , Joseph , Daniel) 

d. 1958, bu in Dorchester 

m. D. Roy Ferguson, son of Daniel (Donald) Ferguson 
1879 - 1953, bu in Dorchester 
Iva Woolley - dau of Lewis B. Woolley 

b d bu in Dorchester 

m. Dugald(Dougle) Ferguson, son of Colin Ferguson, 
cousin of Roy.^^ ^g^^. ^^ ^^33^ ^^ .^ Dorchester 
Roy F. Woolley - son of Lewis B. Woolley 
b, Nov 19,1891 

d. Feb 21,1968, bu in Springfield 
m. Grace Jean Learn 

b. Feb 7,1907; d. Jan 19,1977, bu in Springfield 
Srena Woolley - dau of Henry Woolley (John T.,Jos., 

b. May 15,1854; no further data found Daniel) 

Srienda R. Woolley - dau of Henry Woolley 

b. Feb 2,1856; d. July 27,1941, bu in Springfield 
m. John W. Boughner, brother of Carrie Boughner 

b. 1859: d. 1925, bu in Springfield, Ont. 
A son William: 

William Wallace Boughner - son of Srienda Woolley 
b. 1892; d. 1963, bu in Aylmer 
m. Flossie Pearl Bearse 

b. 1895; d. 19 79, bu in Aylmer, Ont. 
Children: Earl and Lavema 
Joseph Milton Woolley - son of Henry Woolley(John T. , 
b. July 4, 1860 Jos., Daniel) 

d. Dec 27,1919, bu in Aylmer 
m. Rosanna C. Shook 

b. 1862; d. Mar 3,1943, bu in Aylmer 
They lived in S. Dorchester 

Son: Harvey Milton Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley, 

(Henry , John , Joseph , Daniel) 



376 PART III CH XII 

b. 1881; d. Jan 1971, bu in Aylmer,Ont 

m. Ina Beatrice Leeson, Sept 27,1905 in Spring- 
field, dau of William and Betsy (Charlton)Leeson 
b. 1885; d. 19 73, bu in Aylmer 
Children: Violet , Morgan and Beulah 
Violet Luella Woolley - dau of Harvey Woolley, 

( Joseph, Henry , John T. , Joseph , Daniel) 
b. Aug 22,1910 in S. Dorchester 
m. Mcintosh Lochlan "Mac" Harris, June 2,1934, 
son of John Harris. 

b. Aug 8,1909 in Springfield, Ont. 
d. Apr 16,1965, bu in Aylmer 
Violet living in Springfield (1979) 
Children: John and Bonita 

John Milton Harris - son of Violet Woolley 
b. Mar 31,19 36 

m. Ann Valentine, in 1956 in Simcoe; divorced 
m. 2nd Janyce Mcintosh in 19 76 
Living in Belleville (19 79) 
Children: Debra, Pamela and Ian 
Bonita Pearl Harris - dau of Violet Woolley 
b. Oct 11,19 37 in Springfield, Ont. 
m. Wilfred "Wilf" Pond, July 13,1958 
Living in Simcoe, Ont. (19 79) 
Morgan L. Woolley - son of Harvey Woolley 
b. 1915; d, 19 39, bu in Aylmer 
Not married 
Beulah May Woolley - dau of Harvey Woolley 
b. Mar 18,1919 in S. Dorchester 
m. John Walter Hodgson, June 10,1944 in S. Dor- 
chester, son of John Hartley and Myrtle (Berdan) Hodgson, 
b. Mar 3,1918 in Springfield 
John is an electrician; They live in Spring- 
field (1979). Children: Mary , Robert , Elizabeth 

Mary Luella Hodgson - dau of Beulah Woolley 
b. Oct 1,1948, in Tillsonburg,Ont . 
m. Len Mac Vicar, Aug 9,1969 
Living near St .Thomas , Ont . (1979) 
Children: Three as follows: 
Stacie b. May 25,19 72 

Trisha Dawn b. Jan 12,19 75 

Brent Patrick John b. Mar 28,19 78 
Robert Harvey Hodgson - son of Beulah Woolley 
b. Mar 23,1950 in Tillsonburg,Ont . 
m. Catherine Evans, June 13,19 75 
Dau: Lara Ann; b. Dec 9,19 78 

Living in Toronto (19 79) 
Elizabeth Mary Hodgson - dau of Beulah Woolley 
b. Sept 2, 1957 in Tillsonburg, Ont. 



PART III CH XII 377 

Warren E. Woolley - son of Henry Woolley(John T.Jos., 
b. July 24,1863 Daniel) 

d. Mar 23,1918, bu in Strathroy ,Ont . 
m. Naomi Newell, Mar 24,1885, dau of Alexander New- 
ell, b. 1865, probably in Dorchester 
d. 1907, bu in Strathroy 
tn. 2nd Elizabeth Newell, dau of John Newell and a 
cousin of Naomi. 

b. 1867; d. 1944, bu in Watford, Ontario 

They lived near Strathroy 
Children: Gertrude and Ross 

Gertrude Woolley - dau of Warren Woolley (Henry , 
b. 1887 John T. , Joseph, Daniel) 

d. 1938, bu in Strathroy 

She was a telephone operator in Springfield for a 
number of years. Not married 

Ross Earl Woolley - son of Warren Woolley 

b. 1891; d. Dec 5,1952, bu in Strathroy ,Ont . 
m. Susan Mildred Lewis 

b. 1892; d. 19 70, bu in Strathroy 
Children: Earle and John 

Wesley "Earle" Woolley - son of Ross Woolley 
b. June 13,1915 in Strathroy 

m. Margaret Lothian Innes, Mar 28,1936 in Midd- 
lesex County, Ont. (Mt. Brydges) 

b. Mar 19,1915 in London. No children 
Living near Strathroy (19 79) 
John Woolley - son of Ross Woolley 
b. Nov 24,1919 in Strathroy 
m. Edith Marguerite Earley, May 23,1940 

b. Dec 6,1920 
Children: Ross, John and Nancy 
Ross Willard Woolley b. May 11,195 3 
John ... Woolley b. May 11,1958; d. 1962 
Nancy Diane Woolley b. Sept 7,1963 

Peter Woolley - son of John T. Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. May 20,1813 in Elgin County 
d. Feb 4,1881, bu in Springfield, Ont . 
m. Phebe Flewelling, April 22,1840 
b. Oct 26,1819 

d. May 31,1846, bu in Walker Road Cemetery, Quaker, 
E. of Aylmer. 

m. 2nd Mary Emily Fox, July 20,1847, dau of Henry and 
Fanny (Brooks) Fox. 

b. Feb 6,1825; d. Nov 1,1892, bu in Springfield 
Children: Cyrus, son of Phebe: b. May 13,1843 

d. May 13,1845 
John, William, Frances, Mary and Irena 
John Warren Woolley - son of Peter Woolley (John T. , 
b. May 24,1848 Joseph, Daniel) 



378 PART III CH XII 

d. Oct 2,1852, bu in Luton Cemetery 
William Henry Woolley - son of Peter Woolley(John T., 

b. Nov 29,1850; d Joseph, Daniel) 

m. Elizabeth Woodward, Jan 12,1870 
Dau: Florence Emily; b. July 4,1872 

Frances Jane Woolley - dau of Peter Woolley 

b. Sept 5,1852; d. Apr 5,1885, bu in Springfield 
m. John Sinclair, Oct 16,187A 

b. 1851; d. 1910, bu in Springfield 
m. 2nd Emmeretta Hoover, of Springfield, dau of 
Jonah and Mariah(Hegler) Hoover who lived in S. Dorchester, 
b. Jan 1,1868; d. 1947, bu in Aylmer 
m. 2nd David Britton 
Children: Mary , Margaret and twins Frances and John 

by John's 1st wife Frances J. Woolley 
Children: Hughston and Mack by 2nd wife Emmeretta 
Mary Emily Sinclair - dau of Frances J. Woolley, 
b. June 24,1876 (Peter, John T, Joseph, Daniel) 

d. 1897, bu in Springfield 
m. James L. Moore 

b. 1869; d. 19 36, bu in Springfield 
Dau: Elva 
Elva May Moore 

b. 1895; d. 1972, bu in Aylmer 
m. Walter Wilcox 

b. 1891; d. 1955, bu in Aylmer 
Margaret "Laurene" Sinclair - dau of Frances J. 
b. Sept 14,1877, in S. Dorchester Woolley 

d. Mar 15,1964, bu in Aylmer 

m. James Arthur Corless, Dec 25,1907, son of Lyman 
and Emma (Houston) Corless 

b. July 26,1878 in S. Dorchester 
d. Nov 28,1967, bu in Aylmer 
Children: Glenn, Evelyn and Ralph 
SEE James A. Corless for Continuation 
Frances G. Sinclair - dau of Frances Woolley 

b. Jan 23,1885; d. Apr 5,1885 
John Francis Sinclair - son of Frances Woolley 
b. Jan 23,1885; d. 1950, bu in Dorchester 
m. Virginia Malpass, Oct 20,1913 

b. 1891; d. 1952, bu in Dorchester 
Children: Two as follows 
Bemlce Sinclair m. Bert Barfett 
Frances Sinclair m. Archie Poulton 
Hughston Clarence Sinclair 

b. Feb 14,1888; d. Sept 22,1951, bu in Dorchester 
m. Mae Oatman, April 2 7,1923 
Mack Ray Sinclair 

b. Jan 14,1901; d , bu in Dorchester 

m. Harriet 



PART III CH XII 379 

Mairy Emily Woolley - dau of Peter Woolley(John T. , 
b. Feb 25,1854; d. Jan 16,1907 Joseph , Daniel) 

m. William J. Little, Feb 21,1871 in Dorchester 

Separated. Mary taught piano lessons 

One Dau: Millie 
Millie Little 

b. May 11,1878; d. Dec. 17,1921 

m. Reuben Sumners Adams, Oct 29,1902 

b. Sept 30,1882; d. Dec 17,1938 
Children: Claude and Norma 
Claude Eugene Adams 

b. Sept 23,1903 
Norma Ida Emily Adams 

b. Nov 25,1906; d. Jan 5,19 78, bu in Aylrer 
m. Harold Johnson, Feb 10,1925 
Irena C. Woolley - dau of Peter Woolley 
b. Sept 1856; 

d. Oct 3, 1856, age 3 days, bu in Luton Cemetery 
George Woolley - son of John T. Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Apr 1,1815; d. Sept 10,1867 

m. Sarah Brooks, in 1841, dau of Jonathan and Sallie 
(Steams) Brooks. 

b. 1822, in Elgin Co; d. 1904 
They lived in South Dorchester Twp, Elgin Co.,0nt. 
Children: Sarah,Mary , Daniel, Rosannah, Albert , Nancy , 

George, Amie, Laura and Amanda 
Sarah J. Woolley - dau of George Woolley(John T.,Jos., 
b. ca 1843 Daniel) 

She may have been the Sarah listed in the 1871 Cen- 
sus in the John Woolley (b.l821) home. 

Mary Emily Woolley - dau of George Woolley 
b. 1845; d. Nov 11,1892, bu in Aylmer 
m. Jacob W. Keesler 

b. 1841; d. 1924, bu in Aylmer 

A son: Eli Bush Camby Keesler m. Emily 

Their dau: Abbie m. Oscar S temple 
They live near Brown City , Michigan (19 77) 
Daniel W. Woolley - son of George Woolley 
b. 1849; d. 1916, bu in Springfield, Ont. 
The 1861 Census listed Daniel in the Jesse Corless 

^°"^* Rosannah Woolley - dau of George Woolley 
b. 185 3 
Albert D. Woolley - son of George Woolley 

b. 1855; m 

Children: George , Andrew and Peter 
An Andrew and Ella Woolley raised a Lewis Brooks in Mich- 
igan(Sanilac County or vicinity) 

Nancy L. Woolley - dau of George Woolley 
b. 185 7 (Shown on the 1861 Census) 



380 PART III CH XII 

George "Leonard" Woolley - son of George Woolley, 
b. 1859 (John T. .Joseph, Daniel) 

d. 1930, bu in Springfield 
m. Emma L. Shook 

b. 1868; d. 1956, bu in Springfield 
Children: Nellie, William, Rosa and Lulu 



d. Mar 3,1898 

d. 1929 

d. Mar 23,1893 

d. Apr 16,1896 



Nellie E. Woolley b, 1891; 
William Woolley b. 1891; 
Rosa M. Woolley b. 1892: 
Lulu P. Woolley b. 1895: 
All bu in Springfield, Ont . 
Amie Woolley - dau of George Woolley 

b. 1862; d ; m. Mr. Ruckle 

Laura M. "Lorry" Woolley - dau of George Woolley 
b. 1863; d. 19A5, bu in Springfield 
m. Robert Shackelton 

b. 1860; d. 189 7, bu in Springfield 
m. 2nd James Campbell 
Children: John and Mary 

John R. Shackelton - son of Laura Woolley (George, 
b. 1889 John T. , Joseph, Daniel) 

m. Bertha E, ...; b. 1892; d. 1920 
m. 2nd Ruby A. Abbott 

b. 1896; d. 1974, bu in Springfield, Ont . 
Mary M. Shackelton - dau of Laura Woolley 
b. 1892; d. 1950 

m. Robert Earl Row, son of James and Adeline 
(Whaley) Row and grandson of Laura (Corless) Whaley. 
b. 1889; d. ca Aug 1,1978 

Children: Harold and Edith 
Amanda Woolley - dau of George Woolley(John T., Joseph, 
b, 186 7; d. 1888, bu in Springfield Daniel) 

Mary Woolley - dau of John T. Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 

b. Apr 1,1815; d. July 22,1844 
Joseph Lewis Woolley - son of John T. Woolley 
b. Mar 7,1817; d. Jan 23,1868 

m. Margaret Mcintosh, Jan 20,1841, by Banns, wit- 
nessed by Daniel Woolley. 

b. 1822 in New York; d. Feb 8,1866 
They lived on Concession II of S. Dorchester and were 
listed as Quakers in the 1871 Census. The 1861 Census listed 
Mary, age 6 8 in the household, presumably his mother or step- 
mother. Children: Mary , Alexander, Joseph, Charlotte and John 
Mary Ellen Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley(John T. , 

b. 1841; d. 1884 Joseph, Daniel) 

Alexander Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley 
b. 1849/50 

d. 1914, bu in Hillside Cemetery, near Medicine Hat, 
Alberta, m. Mary Newell, in 1871/75 in Springfield, dau of 
Foster and Margaret (Alward) Newell. 



PART III CH XII 381 

b. Sept 24,1853; d. 1932, bu in Hillside Cemetery 
They lived in Edmonton, Alta. 

Children: Harvey , Margaret , Lloyd, Lottie, Mary, Norman 
and Merrill 
Joseph Louis Woolley,Jr - son of Joseph Woolley, 
b. 1852 (John T. , Joseph, Daniel) 

d. 1929, bu in Aylmer 
m. Margaret Mabee in 1882 

b. 1859 near Tillsonburg; d. 19 33, bu in Aylmer 
Children: Ella, William and Pearl 
Ella May Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, 

John T. , Joseph, Daniel) 
b. 1880 in S. Dorchester 
d. 195 3, bu in Aylmer 
m. Murray Summers 

b. 1876 at Summers Corners, East of Aylmer 
d. 19 38, bu in Aylmer 
m. 2nd Fred Sturgess in Aylmer 
Children: Ruby, Lewis and Helen 
William Sanford Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley 

(Joseph, John T. , Joseph, Daniel) 
b. April 6,1884, bu in S. Dorchester 
d. Aug 30,196 7, bu in Ingersoll 

m. Mary Gertrude Jolliffe, Nov 30,1907 in Avon, dau 
of William Jolliffe of Ingersoll who was bom in Stratton, 
England. b. 1886 in Stutsman County, ND 

d. 1921, bu in Ingersoll 
m. 2nd Olive Puckett, Feb 14,1924 

b. Apr 8,1900 in Chicago, dau of Frank Puckett 
of Sutton Poyntz, Dorset, England and later of Ingersoll, Ont. 
Children: Ervine, Mildred, Sanford, Lewis ,Beulah, 
Evelyn, Joyce , William, Mary and Marian 
Ervine Grant Woolley - son of Wm. Woolley (Joseph, 

Joseph, John T, Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Aug 25,1910, in Avon, Ont. 

m. Amie Campbell, Oct 20,19 32 in Putnam, dau of 
Bruce Campbell and grandaughter of Amy Brooks, 
b. Jan 24,1917 
Living in Aylmer (19 79) 
Children: Reta M. and Phyllis I. 
Reta Mae Woolley - dau of Ervine Woolley 
b. Apr 2, 1934, in N. Dorchester 
m. Charles Scoyne, Apr 16,1955 in Aylmer 
Living in Picton,0nt (1977) 
Children: Three as follows: 
Daniel Scoyne b. April 18,1959 

Mark Scoyne b. April 9,1961 

Sally Scoyne b. Oct 25,1965 

Phyllis Irene Woolley - dau of Ervine Woolley 
b. Mar 26,19 39 in N. Dorchester 



382 PART III CH XII 

m. John Gladwyn Murray, Sept 28,1962 in Aylmer 
Living in Los Angeles, CA (19 77) 
A Dau: Susan Lynn Murray; b- July 2,1966 
Mildred Irene Woolley - dau of William Woolley, 

(Joseph, Joseph, John T. , Joseph, Daniel) 
b. June 20,1913, in Mt. Vernon, Elgin Co. 
m. Cecil J. Neil, Oct 1,1969 in Vancouver 
No children 
Pearl Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, John T, 
b. Oct 5,1886, in S. Dorchester. Joseph, Daniel) 
d. Oct 7,19 76 in London, bu in Dorchester 
m. John Henry Longfield of N. Dorchester 
m. 2nd Dugald Ferguson of Harrietsville 
Children: Kensie,Marjorie and Clayton 
Charlotte Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley(John T.,Jos, 
b. Oct 11,1857/8 in S. Dorchester Daniel) 

d , supposedly near Edmonton, Alta, 

m. Andrew S. Newell, son of Foster and Margaret 
(Alward) Newell. 

b. 1855/6, probably in Malahide 
They moved to Wisconsin and then the Edmonton area. 
Children: Lewis (Louis) 
John M. Woolley - son of Joseph L. Woolley(John T. , 
b. 186 3 in S. Dorchester Joseph, Daniel) 

d. 19 34 near Utica,NY, bu in Earlville,NY 
m. Celia McKenny 

b. 1865; d. 1932, bu in Earlville,NY 
They lived in New York, Michigan and Alberta 
Children: Roy and three others, who d. of diphtheria 
Roy Woolley - son of John M. Woolley (Jos , John T. , 

Joseph, Daniel) 
b. July 11,1892 in Springfield 
d. 1964 in Mt . Clemens , MI 
m. Irene Allison of Ontario in 1926 
Irene living in Mt. Clemens (19 77) 
Children: John and Jean 
David Woolley - son of John T. Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. June 23,1819; d. Aug 28,1887, bu in Springfield 
m. Electa Allen, May 22,1843, dau of Robert and Sarah 
(Brooks) Allen, in Dorchester 

b. Nov 20,1827; d. Jan 20,1880, bu in Springfield 
They lived in S. Dorchester 
Children: Six as follows: 

Sarah Ann b. 1843 - she may have been in John Wool- 

ley home per 1871 Census (John was bom 1821) 
Mary J. b. 1846 

Philena b. 1849 

David Allen b. 1855; d. 1934, bu in Aylmer 

m. Julia Gale; b. 1857; d. 1922 

Electa b. 1858 and Martha A. b. 1869 



PART III CH XII 383 

Ariena Woolley - dau of John T. Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 

b. Apr 3,1822; d ; m. Mr. Hyslop 

Srienda Woolley - dau of John T. Woolley 

b. Apr 3,1822; d ; m. Mr. John Blake 

John M. Woolley - son of John T. Woolley 
b. June 22,1826 

A John M. Woolley, d. Sept 5,1855, bu in Luton Cem. is 
believed to be this John M. Woolley. 

Lindley Murray Woolley - son of John T. Woolley 

b. Apr 4,1829; d. Feb 185 3 

Matilda Woolley - dau of John T. Woolley 
b. Apr A, 1829 
Peter G. Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Daniel) 
b. 1788; d. 1869, bu in Luton 

m. Hannah b. 1780; d. 1835 

m. 2nd Margaret Davis, June 8,1837 

b. 1789; d. Feb 14,1857, bu in Rogers Comers 

Cem, west of Aylmer. Peter was active in the Norfolk County 
Militia. Land Records (June 22,1822) indicate that he had 200 

Children: Nelson, Isaac, Joseph L. , John N, by Hannah 
Nelson Woolley - son of Peter Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 

b. 1823; d 

m. Martha Ann Simmons, Jan 5,1859 of Bayham 
b. ca 1824 
Isaac Woolley - son of Peter Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. May 20,1825; d. Feb 2 3,1899 

m. Ann Dyer, Nov 2 3,1847. Lewis was a witness 

m. 2nd Elizabeth Ann 

b. 1828; d. 1906, believed to be the Eliza who 

died in Sanilac County, possibly visiting family or friends 
after her husband died in 1899. 

They lived on Concession l,Lot 12 of Malahide in 
1871. Children: Peter by Ann; the rest by Elizabeth 

James, Gordon, I rena C. ,Hannah, John, Ambers , 
Leonard and Violet 
Peter Wesley Woolley - son of Isaac(Peter, Jos,Dan. ) 

b. 1844; d. 1944; m. Arthalinda 

Children: Eliza,Harvey, Floyd and Pearl 
Eliza Jane Woolley - dau of Peter W. Woolley 
b. Aug 16,187 7; d. June 9,196 7 
m. Gordon Ira White 

Children: Hugh, Pearl Eva, Ruth and Charles 
Harvey Nelson Woolley - son of Peter W. Woolley 

b. 1879; d. 1884 

Floyd Eli Woolley - son of Peter Wesley Woolley 
b. Sept 23,1882; d. Feb 11,1956 

m. Catherine Frances Alexander 

b. Mar 12,1886 
Children: Four as follows: 



384 PART III CH XII 

John Wesley Woolley - son of Floyd Eli Woolley 

b. July 12,1909; d. Mar 2,19 72 

lola Grace Woolley m. T. H. Bothell 
Leah C. Woolley m. Melton Bradshaw 

Thelma A. Woolley m. 0. M. Robinson 

Pearl Eva Woolley - dau of Peter Woolley (Isaac, 
b. 1884; d. 1970 Peter, Jos, Dan. ) 

m. Clarence Smith 
Children: Six as follows: 

Edna Smith m. Kenneth Freeman 

Margaret Smith m. Cecil Holditch 

Leone Smith m. Jack D'Ancy 

George Smith 

Ross Smith m. Betty 

Edward Smith 

James Edward Woolley - son of Isaac Woolley (Peter, Jos, 

b. 1850; d. 1862, bu in Luton Daniel) 

Gordon Woolley - son of Isaac Woolley 

b. 1852 
Irena C. Woolley - dau of Isaac Woolley 

b. 1853; d. 1856 

Hannah Woolley - dau of Isaac Woolley 

b. 1855; d. 1862, bu in Luton 

John Woolley - son of Isaac Woolley 

b. 1858 
Ambers A. Woolley - dau of Isaac Woolley 

b. 1860; d. 1862, bu in Luton 

Leonard Woolley - son of Isaac Woolley 

b. ca 1864 
Violet Woolley - dau of Isaac Woolley 
b. ca 1868 
Joseph "Lewis" Woolley - son of Peter Woolley (Joseph, 
b. July 25,1828 in Malahide Twp Daniel) 

d. Aug 4,1898 in Brown City, MI, bu in Delmer Cemetery, 
Oxford Co. ,Ont. 

m. Sarah J, 

b. June 26,1828; d. Oct 26,1857, bu in Delmer 
m. 2nd Mary Ann Durdle, Feb 23,1859 in Malahide, dau 
of Thomas and Susan (Philput) Durdle. 
b. Apr 5,1841 in Malahide 

d. Feb 8,1886 in Dereham Twp, Oxford Co; bu in Delmer 
Lewis bought the farm from Peter Woolley on June 27, 
1851 and sold it Dec 30,1887; Lot 24, Concession 10, Dereham 
Twp, Oxford County. 

Children: Charlotte, Cecelia, Elizabeth, Lewis by Sarah 

Elma, Walter, Melvin and Clinton by Mary 
Charlotte R. Woolley - dau of Joseph Lewis Woolley, 

(Peter, Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Jan 13,1850, in Dereham Twp, Oxford Co. 
d. Oct 11,1852, bu in Delmer 



PART III CH XII 385 

Cecelia Woolley - dau of Joseph Lewis Woolley(Peter, 
b. 185 3, in Dereham Twp Joseph, Daniel) 

d. Feb 20,19 36 
m. John Elliot 
Elizabeth Woolley - dau of Joseph Lewis Woolley 

b. 185 7, in Dereham Twp; m. Edward Broadway 

Lewis Woolley - son of Joseph L. Woolley 

b. 185 7, in Dereham Twp; m. Alice 

Elma Woolley - dau of Joseph Lewis Woolley 

b. 1860, in Dereham Twp; m. James Knickerbocker 

Walter Woolley - son of Joseph Lewis Woolley 

b. Jan 1861; d, Jan 6,1864, bu in Delmer Cem. 

Melvin Oscar Woolley - son of Joseph Lewis Woolley 
b. Apr 13,1865; d. May 3,1948 

m. Frances Maria Tolhurst, Oct 6,1886, dau of Alfred 
and Anna Aides (Love 11) Tolhurst. 

b. Apr 7,1865, in Dereham Twp 
d. June 29,1954 in Brownsville 
A Son: Clarence Byron Woolley 

b. Apr 23,1889, in Dereham Twp; d. June 10,19 73 
m. Helen Annie Thompson, July 23,1912 in Thorold, 
Ontario. b. July 11,1890; d. June 18,196 7 

Clinton Woolley - son of Joseph Lewis Woolley 
b. Oct 21,1871, in Brownsville ,Ont. 
d. 1955, in Brown City, MI 
m. Ada May Lord, Sept 23,1908 

Children: Cecile(died in infancy) and Clarence 
Clarence Woolley - son of Clinton Woolley (Joseph, 

Peter, Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Dec 22,1910 in Brown CityjMchigan 
m. Ardis Arlene Laidlaw, June 28,19 34, of Brown 
City. b. Apr 3,1913 

John N. Woolley - son of Peter Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. 1835; d. 1886 

m. Martha A.Summers , Jan 5,1859 
b. 1834; d. 1925 
m. 2nd John Van Patter in 1870 
A Dau: Alma b. 1861; d. 1864 

Joseph Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Daniel) 
b. Feb 23,1792 in New Jersey 
d. Aug 17,1834, bu in Old Windham Cemetery 
m. Martha Culver, Mar 8,1815, dau of Aaron and Elizabeth 
Culver (Collver) 

b. Apr 23,1791 in New Jersey; d. Jan 20,1840 
Legend has it that Joseph and Martha walked together 
from New Jersey. They farmed along Big Creek in Walsingham Twp 
Norfolk County and records show that Rev. Joseph was a Circuit 
Rider between London and Hamilton. 

Children: McFarland, Hiram, Alvin, David, Peter, Sarah and 
Daniel 



386 PART III CH XII 

McFarland Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Feb 24,1816 in Townsend Twp 
d. Nov 6,1843, killed in a carriage accident 
m. Isabella Johnson, Nov 13,1836 

b ; d. Apr 6,1837, bu in Windham 

m. 2nd Priscilla Sterling or Siberling, Jan 19,1842 
b. 1825; d. Mar 22,1909 
m. 2nd J.B. Carpenter 
Son: Joseph 

Joseph H. Woolley - son of McFarland Woolley 
b. June 5,1843; d. Sept 24,1904 
m. Mary Heath, Aug 28,1868 

b. Nov 13,1846; d. Sept 12,1907 
Children: Dell, Fred and Carrie 

Dell McFarland Woolley - son of Joseph H. Woolley, 

(McFarland, Joseph , Joseph , Daniel) 
b. Aug 28,1868 
d. Feb 27,1944 

m. Nellie Kerr; b. 1868; d. 1956 

Children: Three as follows: 
Grace Kerr Woolley b. 1894; d. 1969 

m. Norman Werrett 
George Douglas Woolley; b. 1900 d. 1956 

Frank Woolley b 

Hiram Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Apr 22,1818 in Townsend Twp; d. 1884 

m. Mary Weeks, Apr 6,1840 
m. 2nd Amanda Wychoff, April 25,1843 
Children: Sarah M. and Hamilton - by Mary 
Wesley P. Woolley - son of Hiram Woolley (Joseph, Jos, 

b. 1844; d. 1887 (Daniel) 

Sarah Martha Woolley - son of Hiram Woolley 

b. 1845; d. 1926 
Eliza J. Woolley - son of Hiram Woolley 

b. 1849; d. 1870 
Joseph Leaman Woolley - son of Hiram Woolley 

b. 1849; d. 1933 
Joseph M. Woolley - son of Hiram Woolley 

b. 1851; d. 1852 
Emma C. Woolley - dau of Hiram Woolley 
b. 1853; d. 1910 
Alvin Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 
b. Sept 20,1820 in Townsend Twp, Norfolk Co. 
d. Oct 26,1879 
m. Sarah Ann Moore, Jan 5,1841 

b. 1820; d. Nov 30,1841 
m. 2nd Anne Simmons, Mar 7,1842, dau of Sylvester and 
Margaret Simmons. 

b. Oct 15,1815, in Saltfleet Twp, Wentworth Co.,Ont. 
d. Feb 10,1902, bu in Mt . Zion Cemetery 



b. Nov 17,1841; 


d. 


1842 


b. Mar 3,1843; 


d. 


1921 


Two children 






b. Aug 25,1844; 


d. 


• • • 


One daughter 






b. Sept 8,1846; 


d. 


1919 



PART III CH XII 387 

They lived in Townsend Twp, Norfolk. County 

Children: 

Sarah A. Woolley 

Melissa Woolley 

m. Josiah Saville: 
Martha A. Woolley 

m. Alfred Roberts: 
William Woolley 
m. Hannah Yeager 

m. 2nd Isabella Cruickshank, Sept 22,1868 
Children: Gertrude,Oipha, Joseph H. 
David Woolley b. June 7,1848; d. Dec 29,1849 

Ansley Woolley b. Jan 31,1851; d. 1927 

m. Julia T. Huson 
Children: Flora and James A. 
John Wesley Woolley b. Feb 28,1853; d. Mar 20,1860 
Watson Woolley - son of Alvin Woolley (Joseph, Joseph, 
b. Mar 19,1855; d. Feb 4,1926 Daniel) 

m. Hannah Balmer, Oct 2,1878, dau of John and Eliz- 
beth Balmer. ^^ ^^^ 22,1859; d. July 18,1891 

m. 2nd Jessie Louise Pelly, in Jarvis , Ontario 

b. Mar 7,1866 in St .Johns , Newfoundland 
Children: Mabel, Erie, Flossie and Stanley 
Mabel Woolley - dau of Watson Woolley (Alvin, Joseph, 
b. July 20,1879 Joseph, Daniel) 

d. Sept 13,1915 

m. Harry Johnson in 1902; Four Children 
Erie Woolley - dau of Watson Woolley 
b. 1884; d. 1961; m. R.E. Abbott 

No children 
Flossie Woolley - dau of Watson Woolley 

b. 1886; d. 1887 
Stanley Woolley - son of Watson Woolley 
b. Feb 15,1888; d. Mar 31,1960 
m. Lila Elizabeth Burch, Dec 31,1915 

b. Apr 22,1897; d. Apr 30,1950 
Children: Jean, Hazel and Howard 
Jean Woolley - dau of Stanley Woolley 

b. Feb 18,1917; m. Wray Stuart, Feb 7,1942 
Dau: Marian 
Hazel Woolley - dau of Stanley Woolley (Watson, 
b. Dec 8,1921 Alvin, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel) 

m, Peter Kotchan, Feb 21,1942 
Dau: Janice; b. Nov 12,1942 
Howard Woolley - son of Stanley Woolley 
b. Dec 12,1924 

m. Shirley Frances Riddle, Apr 14,1951, dau of 
Elmo and Pearl Riddle. 

b. Aug 11,1928; Children: Three as follows: 



388 PART III CH XII 

Sandra Marie Woolley - dau of Howard Woolley, 

(Stanley,Watson,Alvin, Joseph, Jos, Dan) 
b. April 20,1954 
Kathy Diane Woolley - dau of Howard Woolley 

b. April 2 8,195 7 
Judith Ann Woolley - dau of Howard Woolley 
b. Mar 14,1960 
Mary Louisa Woolley - dau of Alvin Woolley (Joseph, Jos, 
b. July 25,1857; m. Walter Scott Daniel) 

Dau: Grace m. Lome Putnam 

Dau. Ruth Putnam m. Kendahl Becker 
Son. Don Putnam 
David Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 

b. June 2,1823 in Townsend Twp ; d. May 26,1843 
Peter Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley 

b. Feb 7,1826 in Townsend Twp; d. 189 7 

m. Mercy Pettit, Oct 1847 
His will probated 189 7 in St. Thomas 
A Son: Peter; b. 1850; d. 1869 

Sarah Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley (Joseph, Daniel) 

b. May 7,1829 in Townsend Twp; d. Dec 2,1840 

Daniel Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley 

b. May 3,1832 in Townsend Twp; d. June 21,1909 

m. Jane Walker, Apr 21,1858, by Rev. W.S. Griffen 

b. June 10,1838; d. May 12,1905 

Children: Ida, Elgin , Ella, William, Martha, Charlton, Etta 
Ida Alberta Woolley - dau of Daniel Woolley (Joseph, 
b. Oct 30,1859; d. Sept 1891 Joseph, Daniel) 

m. Hugh Ivey 

Dau. Enid A. Ivey m. William Hatch 
Dau. Ethel Ivey m. Roy Canfield 

Elgin Eugene Woolley - son of Daniel Woolley 
b. Mar 22,1861; d. Jan 7,19 36 

m. Christine Roberts 

b. Oct 14,1863 d. Apr 24,1937 

Dau: Mina G. m. Ross Rockey 
Ella Josephine Woolley - dau of Daniel Woolley 
b. Feb 17,1863; d. Oct 1948 

m. Robert Ivey, brother of Hugh Ivey 
No children 
William McFarlane Woolley - son of Daniel Woolley 
b. July 17,1866; d. Sept 11,1947 

m. Ada Annette Card, June 3,1892 in Walsingham,Ont . 

b. Mar 18,1870; d. Mar 16,1962 

Twins: Lillian Josephine Woolley l rv -in iqaa 
Harold William Woolley ' ' 

Martha Jane Woolley - dau of Daniel Woolley 

b. Sept 26,1868; d. Apr 5,1885 

Charlton Daniel Woolley - son of Daniel Woolley 
b. Aug 27,1872; d. Mar 26,1957 



PART III CH XII 389 

m. Jennie Andrews b. 1873; d. Aug 17,1935 

Charlton was a farmer and a Warden. 
Children: Three as follows: 
Lloyd C. Woolley 

b, 1893; m. Ida M. Broadley 

Lynn C. Woolley 

b. 1896 m. Edna Tunder 

John G. Woolley 

b. 1900 m. Myrtle Ruth Fee 

Etta May Woolley - dau of Daniel Woolley (Joseph, Jos . , 
b. June 9,1875 Daniel) 

d. Dec 4,1968 in Phoenix, AZ 
m. Jerome Bonaparte Jerome, Dec, 1906 
Daniel Woolley - son of Joseph Woolley (Daniel) 
b. 1795; d. Mar 18,1872, bu in Dunboyne 

m. Margaret in 1810 

Son John b. 1821 
m. Celia Whaley 
m. 2nd Emma "Amy" Granden, July 12,1859 

b. 1838 
John of Bayham Twp and Emma of Malahide. 
Children: Five as follows: 
Adelia Woolley 

b. 1860 (not listed in 1871 Elgin Census) 
Joseph Woolley Age 7 in 1871 Elgin Census 
Josephine Woolley Age 7 in 1871 Elgin Census 
Emma Woolley Age 3 in 1871 Elgin Census 
James Woolley Age 2 in 1871 Elgin Census 
Sophia Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley (Daniel) 

m. A.H. Davis 
Catherine Woolley - dau of Joseph Woolley (Daniel) 
m. Richard Muskett (or Museut) 
May have m. 2nd a Mr. Weeks 

A grandson Joseph Weeks was listed on Joseph Woolley 's 
will of 1830. 



A Sarahanne Woolley is listed in the Henry Woolley(wife 
Mariah) home, with a Lecty; they were 23 and 3 years of age in 
the 1871 Census. 



390 



BRANCH COUNTY MICHIGAN IN ITS EARLY DAYS 

Branch County in 1796 was known as the Township of 
Green, of the County of Wayne, which at that time extended 
from the Cuyahoga River in Ohio to the Mississippi and north- 
west to Lake Superior; all of which was a substantial part of 
the Northwest Territory. The area became a part of Indiana in 
1800 but became part of Michigan in 1805 when the Territory of 
Michigan was formed, with General William Hall as Governor. 
The County came under English control again in 1812, and re- 
mained so until the end of the War. 

The Potowotami Indians, who inhabited the area, lost 
heart after the death of Tecumseh in 1813 and never again gave 
serious trouble. Their presence, however, caused settlement to 
be slower than it might have been. 

The population of the entire State in 1814 has been 
quoted as 4762, excluding the Indians. 

In 1821 the Indians under Chief Topinabee sold a large 
area, including the present Branch County to the whites, al- 
though they continued to occupy it as before, supposedly on 
reservations, but hunting and fishing at will. Game of all 
descriptions was abundant and the many rivers and lakes were 
a fisherman's paradise. One reservation of six square miles 
was in the northern part of Coldwater and Quincy Townships. 
The 1960 State Topographical Map of Coldwater East, labels the 
east-west road three miles north of Coldwater as the "Old 
Indian Boundary." 

A trading post was established in 1822; in 1825 a 100- 
foot highway was ordered from Detroit to Chicago but due to 
cost it was abandoned in favor of the Old Indian Trail which 
passed through Coldwater. The County was laid out in 1829 and 
named after John Branch of North Carolina, who was Secretary 
of the Navy under President Jackson. 

The present city of Coldwater was built on what was 
formerly a beautiful prairie about three miles east to west 
and a mile or so north and south. There was a scattering of 
oak trees and a few elm trees surrounded by a wonderful forest 
of maple, walnut, elm, oak, beech and other trees, with many, 
many lakes and streams - a virtual paradise. Many of us un- 
happily contemplate the inroads of civilization, inevitable 
but sad. The first log house was built in 1830, when the white 
population of the county was 50 persons. The Village when pl- 
atted in 1831 was named Lyons, in 1833 the name was changed to 
Coldwater taken from the Indian word "chuck-sey-ya-bish" for 
cold water. 

Branch County was originally a part of St Joseph County 



391 

and began its separate existence on Mar 1,1833. Ovid Township 
was said to be a vast stretch of uncleared timber in 1834. 

Such was the area in which Philander and Hiram arrived 
in Nov 1836. The Village of Coldwater was incorporated in 
1837, and nearly one-quarter of the population of 140 were re- 
ported to have died of Malaria. 

The first newspaper was started and Michigan was admitt- 
ed to the Union as a State in 1837. Sixty pounds of com could 
be traded for twelve quarts of good whiskey. Deer and wolves 
and bear were reported as plentiful in 1844. In the autumn of 
1840 General Brady was sent from Detroit with a detachment of 
U.S. Troops and they rounded up the Potowatami Indians in 
Branch and Hillsdale Counties, (as many as they could find) 
and took them to Council Bluffs, lA; no matter that it was 
their home-land for untold generations; they were by then out- 
numbered and unwanted. A sad commentary on the so called pro- 
gress of civilization. 

A number of Indians, with their families managed to hide 
out during the round-up and eventually many of them establish- 
ed themselves in an area near Athens, Michigan, approximately 
twenty miles north-west of Coldwater. One of the stories told 
of the round-up of the Indians was about one of the families 
who hid themselves in the woods. An infant started to cry and 
was killed by the father to prevent the sound from attracting 
the soldiers. This act, seeming so cruel to us, must be judged 
by their standards, not ours. Those people were the products 
of another age (of survival), another civilization, and their 
fears of the white soldier were not unfounded. An old Indian 
proverb is still good - judge not a man until you have walked 
a mile in his moccasins. 

I la Reynolds, wife of a grandson of Mary Jane Corless , 
was bom and brought up in Sherwood Township (northwest comer 
of Branch County). She fondly recalls stories of the Indians, 
told by her grandfather, one of which was as follows: 

"One fall I noticed that com was being taken from the 
fields at more or less regular intervals. (In those days corn- 
stalks were cut by hand and stacked in shocks in the field for 
later harvesting) . Obviously the com was being taken by the 
Indians but it was not possible to catch them, so nothing 
could be done about it, and besides it should be remembered, 
Indians believed that the products of nature were intended by 
God to belong to everyone." 

"In the spring our children came down with scarlet 
fever, and of course, as was the custom of the times, the 
house was quarantined. In a few days, I too became ill and 
your grandmother was left with the impossible task of not only 
caring for the sick, but of the farm animals as well." 

"The Indians had their own means of communication and 
always seemed to know what was going on. Early one morning, 



1 



392 



soon after I became ill. Grandmother found an Indian woman in 
the kitchen washing dishes. She quickly made it clear to the 
Indian that the house was quarantined, that the danger of 
catching scarlet fever was great and that the woman must leave 
at once. The answer - Last fall our children were hungry, we 
took some of your com, me stay." 

Telegraph lines reached Coldwater in November 1849 and 
the first train arrived there a year later. 

A Newspaper Article, April 27,1879, mentioned the de- 
velopment of horse racing, for which Branch County has been 
well known for a span of years. 

Branch County is in the south central part of the State 
with St. Joseph County on the west, Calhoun on the north, 
Hillsdale on the east and the Indiana line on the south. 

Townships 

Northern Tier 

Sherwood, Union, Girard, Butler 
Second Tier 

Matteson, Batavia, Coldwater, Quincy 
Third Tier 

Bronson, Bethel, Ovid, Algansee 
Southern Tier 

Noble, Gilead, Kinderhook, California 



The Coldwater Daily Courier Aug 19,1903 

"The practicability of the Oldsmobile as a road 
machine has been demonstrated by C.C.Johnson 
who has returned from a trip to Detroit and 
Toledo. A run of 130 miles in nine hours was a 
pleasant trip". 



A quote from a Newspaper 

"Did you know that in 1818 a Detroiter by the name of 
Edwin Baldwin established regular ferry service between 
Detroit and Windsor? He first used a canoe, then a large row- 
boat and finally a sailboat. As there was no landing on the 
Windsor side passengers jumped out and scrambled up the 
muddy bluff. 

- Bill Stockwell". 



393 



ELGIN COUNTY ONTARIO IN ITS EARLY DAYS 

There were many different Indian Tribes in Ontario for 
Centuries before the arrival of the English people; some of 
the better known names were Iroquois ,Hurons and Mohawks. The 
first Territorial Division of Ontario was made in 1788, by 
Proclamation, under authority of Parliament; and, following a 
Treaty with the Indians, Crown land was made available to 
settlers in 1790. Very little trouble occurred with the Ind- 
ians after 1800. 

By 1792 the Province was divided into nineteen Counties, 
and His Excellency, Lieutenant Governor John E. Simcoe and 
Colonel Thomas Talbot, along with other officials, made the 
trip from Niagara to visit Fort Detroit, traveling through al- 
most complete wilderness all of the way. Their route took them 
just north of the present Elgin County, which is comprised of 
a tract of land on the central north shore of Lake Erie about 
sixty miles long and twelve to sixteen miles in breadth (north 
of the Lake) . 

Colonel Talbot was much impressed with the possibilities 
for so rich a land and applied for a grant. He was bom in 
1771 in the Baronial Castle of Malahide, the ancient seat of 
the Talbots of Malahide, located on the eastern seacoast of 
Ireland, nine miles north of Dublin. The Talbots of Malahide 
were one of the nine great houses which survived the War of 
The Roses, 1455 - 1485. At the age of nineteen, young Talbot 
was given a Colonel's Commission in the 24th Regiment in Que- 
bec, and in the following year (1791) was attached to the 
Suite of General Simcoe. 

In 1803 Talbot received a grant of land, in the Elgin 
area, totaling twenty-eight townships, amounting to 618,000 
acres. It was understood that he would encourage settlers, and 
that he would receive 150 acres for each 50 on which he placed 
a settler. This appears to have been a marvelous deal, however, 
he had no means of policing such a vast area, and a detailed 
study might disclose interesting events. Settlers could buy 
additional land at 6 lbs, 9s and 3d per acre. Settlement was 
very slow at first, with one reference indicating three fam- 
ilies in 1809. However, by the War of 1812, Colonel Talbot had 
three companies under his Command. There were several raids by 
Americans and many of the settlers suffered severely. 

The District of London was formed of the Counties of 
Norfolk, Oxford and Middlesex, in 1800, with Elgin County be- 
ing included in Middlesex. It became a separate county on 
April 15,1852. The first settlers in Malahide Township (Davis 



394 

brothers) arrived in 1810, while the settlement of Bayham 
date^ from 1812. The roads in Bayham previous to 1830 were 
nothing but blazed paths through the forest. A plank road, 
made of three inch planks, was laid from Port Burwell to 
Ingersoll in 1850, a distance of 32 miles. No trees had been 
cut in the area now occupied by Tillsonburg in 1820. The first 
school in Springfield was not built until 1837, eleven years 
after my great grandparents Hiram and Nancy (Brooks) Corless 
were married. 

The population of the County grew slowly. The first 
marriage recorded in St. Thomas was in 1818. At that time a 
bushel of wheat was the going price for a yard of cotton mat- 
erial, while a barrel of salt, always expensive in pioneering 
days, required eighteen bushels of wheat. The pioneers had to 
be hardy souls to exist. One account told of a settler's ill- 
ness at harvest time in 1818 in Aldborough Township. There was 
not even a sickle for cutting wheat, so his wife cut the one 
and one-half acres with a butcher knife, threshed it out by 
hand, and ground it in a hand mill in order to feed her two 
babies, her husband and herself. 

The first flour mill in Malahide was made by cutting 
down a large tree, and burning out the center of the stump 
while keeping the edges wet, to form a mortar. A pole over- 
head, supported the pestle which was operated by hand. 

Lumber was an important item of export for many years, 
and Ports Burwell and Stanley became important shipping 
points, with Burwell becoming known for shipbuilding for about 
40 years. The railroad reached St. Thomas in 1857. And so Elgin 
County grew and became the prosperous beautiful County that it 
is today. 

A book titled "The Court Houses of a Century, 1800-1900" 
Published by the Elgin County Council in 1901 contains the 
following paragraph: 

"Such were the pioneers of Elgin. We inherit the fruits 
of their strenuous toil and struggle. It was they who, with 
dauntless courage and unfaltering determination, braved all 
hardships, the loneliness, the privations, the sufferings of 
pioneer life, that we might enjoy the harvest of their labors. 
They slept on the bare ground in the forest shanty, and hewed 
with mighty toil the log huts that their sons might live in 
framed houses, and their grandsons in houses of brick furnish- 
ed with the appliances of modeim civilization. They sowed and 
we reap." 

South Dorchester Township was originally part of Dor- 
chester Twp of Middlesex County. In 1851 the Township was di- 
vided and South Dorchester Township later became part of Elgin 
County. 

Elgin County is comprised of the following townships, 
from west to east: Aldborough, Dunwich, Southwold, Yarmouth, 



395 



Malahide, Bayham and South Dorchester which is north of Mala- 
hide and is the one township which does not border Lake Erie. 

The township of Malahide, comprising about 6000 acres, 
was named by Colonel Talbot for his birthplace, the Baronial 
Castle of Malahide in Ireland. 

The City of Aylmer was first called Troy and the name 
was changed in 1835 in honor of Lord Aylmer, Governor General. 



An excellent book on North Dorchester Township, Middle- 
sex County, published in 196 7 by the Township Historical Com- 
mittee, contained the following item - Records indicate that 
British Sterling money was in use until 1858 when the present 
dollar was introduced and used in the Township records. 



INDEX 



397 



Abbott, R.E, 


387 


Ruby A. 


380 


Ab ram, Mary 


120 


Derrick J. 


318 


Abraham, Mary 


120 


Adams, Claude E. 


379 


Dorothy E. ,Mrs 


71 


Eugene Burdette 


72 


Elaina Ellen 


72 


Gregory M. 


319 


Jennifer L. 


318 


Joseph Michael 


72 


Letha V. 


132 


MarVjDr. 


318 


Norma Ida 


379 


Oliver 


88 


Reuben S. 


379 


Adkins, Hazel 


197,345 


Adkisson, George B. 


132 


George Parker 


132 


Jesse P. 


132 


Julia Dee 


132 


Linda Yvonne 


132 


Marilyn Susanne 


132 


Mart a Elaine 


132 


Aeby, Adele 


312 


Jacob 


312 


John 


312 


Rose 


312 


Viola 


312 


Virginia 


312 


Alexander, Betty J. 


59 


Catherine F. 


383 


Charles 


251 


Wayne G. 


59 


Allan, Charles 


216 


Jennifer L. 


319 


Terry 


319 


William D. 


319 


Allegar .Arnold G. 


29 7 


Bruce D. 


297 


Cyrus 


297 


Allen, Ad ria 


290 


Amanda, Mrs 


205 


Andrew 


290 


Ansel Ross 


291 


Carl 


291 


Clark 


205 


Debra 


238 


Debra L. 


290 


Electa 


206,382 



Allen, Ethan 


205 


Eula 


290 


George 


41,291 


Gordon Roy 


291 


Harrison 


205 


Hilda 


139 


Hiram 


206 


James 


238 


James H. 


237 


James W. 


290 


John W. 


290 


Laura L. 


291 


Lauretta 


180 


Levi 


205,205, 206 


Mae 


290 


Malinda 


206 


Maria(h) 


206 


Martin 


238 


Mary Jane 


205 


Milton 


237 


Miss 


281,281 


Nettie V. 


41 


Peter 


291 


Rhea 


291 


Richard 


205 


Robert 


205,205 


Sarah 


371 


Vera 


290 


Wesley 


205 


William E. 


154 


Allison, Irene 


382 


Jack 


248 


Linda Lou 


248 


Robert C. 


248 


Alward, Margaret 


331 


Ament,Lowell E. 


128 


Andersen, Richard D. 28 


Anderson, Alice 


62 


Amy Michelle 


59 


Andrew 


238 


Chester 


172 


Christopher M. 


59 


Dane 


238 


David 


172 


Delwyn 


238 


Edwin E. 


210 


Erick 


238 


Irene B. 


115 


Kenneth 


238 


Maggie L. 


37 


Mark 


172 



398 



Anderson, William E. 


59 


Bailey ,Adell A. 


268 


William E. Jr. 


59 


Albert 


268 


Andrea, Charles V. 


101 


Ann E. 


266 


Andrews, Connie 


223 


Arthur L. 


268 


Jenny 


389 


Asa 


268 


Murray 


178 


Ava E. 


266 


Ange 1 ovi ch , An ron 


132 


Barbara 


268 


Mary Rose 


132 


Beth E. 


264 


Anger, James L. 


283 


Blanche C. 


267 


Merle 


275 


Briggs 


266 


Anthony .Leonard 


194 


Bruce 


268 


Archer, Ashe r 


43 


Cara B. 


266 


Fenton B. 


43 


Cassius E. 


268 


Julia 


83 


Clara P 


267 


Marguerite 


43 


Dean S. 


266 


Armstrong, Maude E. 


350 


Dexter 


298 


Amett,Glee A. 


29 


Dudley 


268 


William 0. 


29 


Earl D. 


265 


Arnold, Benjamin 


85 


Elisha 


264 


Frances 


361 


Eliza M. 


264 


Joyce 


179 


Ellis D. 


266 


William G. 


143 


Elnora M. 


266 


Arthur, Letta 


363 


E Ino ra S . 


266 


Ash, Edna 


227 


Elvira 


265 


Ash line, Dale 


222 


Elwin C. 


266 


Joneita 


223 


Embrey Parks 


77 


Mari an 


223 


Eva M. 


266 


Astor, Marvin C. 


225 


Evan P. 


266 


Atkinson, Donald G. 


131 


Frances E. 


265 


Harold 


174 


George C. 


268 


Aub in, Emily 


85 


George H. 


268 


Aug, Fanny 


249 


Helen K. 


266 


Aultman, Charles H. 


31 


Herbert E. 


268 


Me ma J. 


31 


Janet 


268 


Austgen.Roy 


294 


Jeremiah E. 


268 


Aver, Judy Lynn 


70 


John 


268 


Axford, Robert 


174 


Margaret 0. 


268 


Aylett, Bruce G. 


116 


Martha 


268 


Ay re s , Amy J. 


40 


Mercy 


268 


Bill 


39 


Metta E. 


266 


Elizabeth, Mrs 


305 


Morris 


268 


Jeffery W. 


40 


Myra I. ,Mrs 


266 


N.Lloyd 


39 


Norman 


298 


Bab cock, David 


336 


Oliver J. 


268 


Gail L. 


349 


Oliver Jr. 


52,268 


Henry M. 


337 


Roma 


268 


Jeff 


222 


Roy B. 


266 


Kenneth M. 


337 


Sarah 


64 


Lloyd 


336 


Sarah E. 


266 


Patricia 


222 


Samuel H. 


266 


Victor 


222 


Samuel V. 


24,25,43,264 


.adger,Marian 


178 


Samuella V. 


26 7 


Badran, Pauline M. 


106 


Vaughn C. 


268 


Baer,John F. 


103 


Virgie Lee 


76 


John F. Jr. 


103 


Wayne W. 


268 


Robert G. 


104 


William W. 


266 


Bagley, Agnes 


364 


Baker, Esther 


307 



399 



Baker, Eva 267 

Florence E. 5 7 

Margaret 261 

Naomi 36 

Norma 64 

Robin 30 7 

Thomas 57 

Virgil 64 

William B. 154 

Baldwin, Bessie 224 

Betsy 57 

Mary M. 177 

Matilda 138 

Ball, Cornelia 31 

Meryl 343 

Balmer, Elizabeth 387 

Hannah 387 

John 387 

Bangor, Subine 103,108 

Bangs, Halton 2 38 

Banker, Mr. 265 

Banta,Verle 234 

Banyacsky, Steve 104 

Barber, Benjamin 42 

Helen 264 

Nelson 264 

Sarah M. 264 

Barfet,Bert 378 

Barker, George 296 

Mary 122 

Mary M. 296 

Nancy 296 

Barks, Beverly 238 

Edward 238 

Fred 238 

Thomas 2 38 

Barnard, Ant onia 361 

Bamett jDenise J. 227 

Bamhardt, Elizabeth 

Lusetta 91 

Emma 93 

George 91,93 

Bamowski jJeannie 60 

Barr, Clarence 350 

Phyllis 350 

Barrett, Harriet 93 

John P. 281 

Martha 281 

Mary 281 

Barry, Anastasia 202 

Cecilia 202 

Doris G. 201 

Emilie 202 

Helen J. 201 

Kathleen P. 202 

Leo 20 1 

Margaret E. 201 



Barry, Mary E. 201 

Thomas L. 201 

Thomas W. 201 

Barth, Clifford 222 

Bartholomew, George W.Jr. 57 

Isaac 57 

John 57 

Phoebe 57 

Robert 211 

Bartlet, Chester R. 54 

Dawn Denise 54 

Bart on, Alice 290 

Louisa 290 

Bastater, Agnes 295 

Bates, Byron 85 

George A. 185 

H.Robert 239 

John 286 

Minnie 282 

Myron 83 

Olive L. 185 

Regena Erthilda 83 

Sarah 286 

Batog, Florence 191 

Bauer, Adam 195 

Angel 195 

Christa 195 

Diane 195 

Elizabeth 195 

Joan 195 

Larry 195 

Lawrence Charles 69 

Michael 195 

Baughman,Iva Jane 279 

Baum, Louis F. 154 

Bauman, George Thomas 65 

Beach, Margaret E. 277 

Beals, Andre 272 

Beam, Leonard 196 

Beaman,Mary 152 

May 152 

Bearse, Flossie P. . 375 

Beasley,Ann 124 

Bertha 124 

Eleanor Corless 124 

Elizabeth Irene 125 

James Neil 124 

James N.Jr 124 

Beason,Mary Marie 294 

Beattie, Elizabeth 85 

Lovena 2 36 

Becker, Alvina 348 

Beatrice L. 233 

James Oscar 127 

Jeremiah 34 

Kendahl 388 

Mary L. 34 



AOO 



Be ckman , Geo r ge 


308 


Bede good, Ada, Mrs 


137 


Be dnarek, Henry 


361 


Beers, Esther 


298 


Be gin, Mr 


361 


Belanger, Jeffrey J. 


343 


BelieljDale Lee 


219 


Francis 


219 


Ted E. 


220 


Todd A. 


220 


Tonia M. 


220 


Tracey L. 


220 


Triny A. 


220 


Belote, Alva 


367 


Clark 


36 7 


Florence, Mrs 


367 


Grace 


367 


Howard W. 


367 


J.B. 


367 


Roscoe 


367 


Russell 


367 


Beltz, Charles 


53 


Bennett, Charline 


279 


G.W. 


128 


Benson, Dorcia 


78 


Lettisha 


64 


Bentley, Louise E. 


112 


Be rd an, Myrtle 


376 


Berg, Colleen A. 


219 


Eric C. 


219 


Leonard E. 


219 


Regnavold 


219 


Sheleen R. 


219 


Be r gman , Rob e ck a 


228 


Be ringer, Bill 


191 


BerTnender,Debra 


75 


Berrill.Alan 


175 


David 


175 


Berry, Barbara 


327 


Betty N. 


333 


Clinton F. 


333 


Jeanne N. 


333 


Lula(Lulu) 


210 


Bersch, Anna 


313 


Besses en, Barbara, Mrs 


313 


Bettis,Alvin B.Jr. 


233 


Betzold,Leo L. 


256 


Mark W. 


256 


Martha B. 


256 


Michael L. 


256 


Monica M. 


256 


Morris R. 


256 


Richie A. 


256 


Bidwell, Arthur 


295 


Pearl L. 


295 


Bies, David K. 


316 


Erin K. 


316 



Bies, James 316 

James M. 316 

Bigelow, Cornelius 305 

Ed 305 

Patricia 305 

Persia, Mrs 286 

Biggens ,Glenna 368 

Bishop, Laura 295 

Bixler,Ruth Mae 61 

Biziko,Alvin 238 

Blackman, Gideon 14 3 

Nellie M. 241 

Blain, Esmeralda, Mrs 48 

Blake, John 383 

Blanchard,Mr 191 

Blankenship,Pat 246 

Blashill,Mary J, 111 

Bliss, Loretta 283 

Boag, Grace A. 346 

Bo ardman, Anita 261 

Benj amin 26 1 

Daniel 261 

Donald 261 

Dorothy 262 

Ethel 261 

Floyd 261 

Gladwyn 261 

Glenn 262 

Herbert 262 

Kenneth 262 

Olive 262 

William 261 

Bold, Helen 361 

Bollinger, Agnes E. 180 

Bond, Edward 159 

Boone ,LaVergne 294 

Mary R. 294 

Robert 294 

Booth, Frances 219 

Boots , Lillian 153 

Borsodi,Carl A. 344 

Carl K. 344 

Elizabeth L. 344 

John A. 344 

Julianna 345 

Theresa M. 345 

Victoria Lynn 345 

Bossard.Ruth N. 260 

Boswell.Alma D. 228 

Deane 228 

Roy 228 

Bothell.T.H. 384 

Bouchiere,Lady Elizabeth 285 

Boufford, Olive 105 

Boughner, Carrie 375 

Doreen 12 3 

Earl 375 



401 



Boughner.Ella Rhea 
Eve lyn , Mrs 
Frank D. 
Frank, Jr 
John 
John W. 
Lave ma 
Laws on C. 
Leota 
Lola Gay 
Richard 
Stanley 
Tory 

Velma Lee 
William W. 
Boulding, Emily 
Bowden, James M. 

Roger J. 
Bowen, Florence 
Marvin 
Mary L. 
Bower, Ann 
Bowers, JoAnn Patri 

Richard 
Bowker,Ruth 
Boyce , Christine 
Glen 
Richard 
Wray 
Boyd, Patty Jean 
Robert 
Walter L. 
Boyer, Amos A. 
Andrew C. 
Claude 
Edith G. 
Ernest 
Grace Irene 
Harold 
John A. 
Minnie 
Winnif red 
Boyken, James E. 
James Edward 
Steven James 
Boyl, Myrtle 
Boyne, James H. 
Ryan W. 
Wesley N. 
Bradford, Erwin 
Richard (Rev) 
Virginia 
Bradley , Ben j amin 
Brenda J. 
Daniel G. 
George S. 
Mary Jane 



cia 



123 
123 
123 
123 
123 
123,375 
375 
123 
123 
123 
122 
123 
122 
123 
375 
278 
329 
329 
349 
349 
349 
237 
62 
62 
264 
174 
174 
174 
174 
258 
323 
258 
91 
91 
30 
29 
296 
91 
30 
29 
91 
91 
74 
74 
74 
200 
349 
349 
349 
54 
144,207,286 
54 
85 
199 
291 
85 
83 



Bradley , Mary 

Rilla 
Bradshaw,Melton 
Brady , General 
Brand, Carl 
Charles A. 
Charles C. 
Donna V. 
Mary E. 
Nelson 
Riley L. 
Ruby 
Bray, Emily Jane 
Mary 

Thomas B. 
Bressman,Mark R. 
Russell 
S us an L . 
Brewer Harold 
Brian, Rose 

Patrick 
Briggs,E.C, 
Harold E. 
Briner, James 

Jo Adele 
Brink, Royal W. 
Brinkman , Geo . Alex. 

Mae E. 
Britton,Emmeretta 
Roy 
David 
Broadley,Ida M. 
Broadway , Edward 
Bronakowski, Bernard 
Bronson, Alice Q. 
B ROOKS , Ab i gai 1 , Mrs 
Abigail 
Abigail 
Abigail 
Addie S. 
Adelaide 
Agnes 
Albert 
Albert E. 
Alberta J. 
Alfred C. 
Alfred 
Alice 
Alice 

Almeda,Mrs 
Amanda 

E. 



Amanda 

Amanda 

Amy 

Amy 

Amy 

Amy 



ca 



1788 
1803 
1809 
1867 
1880 
1876 

1911 
1871 
1852 
1880 

1921 

1838 
1848 
1865 

1805 
1835 
1871 



291 
30 
384 
391 
266 
265 
266,267 
267 
266 
265 
265 
265 
280 
280 
280 
343 
343 
343 
118 
104 
104 
264 
95 
53 
53 
120 
87 
87 
185 
133 
378 
389 
385 
29 
74 
147 
204,306 
148 
187 
209,217 
194 
190 
19 3 
218 
183,332 
210 
194 
216 
248 
153 
179 
212 
153 
143 
148 
159 
175 



402 



BROOKS, Amy 


1875 


157 


BROOKS, Brian D. 


1960 


199 


Amy A. 


196 7 


218 


Britton D. 




378 


Amy Z. ,Mrs 




243 


Bryan H. 


1963 


219 


Anastacia 


1921 


198 


Burton M. 


1919 


243 


Anita N. 


19 14 


259 


Camby Shawn 


1874 


178 


Ann, Mrs 




143,203 


Cameron L. 


1948 


192 


Ann 


1811 


20 3 


Carl 0. 


1894 


248 


Ann 




175 


Caroline, Mrs 


1842 


193 


Anna 




193,193 


Caroline 




216 


Anna J. 


1916 


222 


Caroline J. 


1864 


201 


Anne V. ,Mrs 


1845 


209 


Caroline G. 


1881 


19 3 


Anne B. 


1874 


209 


Carrie E. 


1871 


209 


Annie G.,Mrs 


1884 


171 


Catherine, Mrs 


1818 


209 


Antoinette, Mrs 1913 


I 191 


CavelljMrs 




177 


Archie 


1881 


231 


Celia 


1900 


228 


Archie L. 


189 3 


225 


Chad M. 


1973 


199 


Ardis 


1917 


194 


Chancy Wm. 


1892 


195 


Armilda M. 


1857 


244 


See Chauncey 






Anthony L. 


19 75 


226 


Charles 


1834 


168,280 


Arthur 




158,211 


Charles 




159 


Arthur 


1881 


210 


Charles A. 


1853 


163 


Audrey 


1885 


210 


Charles H. 


1854 


213 


Audrey 


1916 


171 


Charles Albert 




185 


Avis, Mrs 




210 


Charles A. 


1887 


171 


Barbara, Mrs 




161 


Charles 


1888 


155 


Barbara A. 




234,256 


Charles D. 


1922 


161 


Barbara M. 


19 32 


170 


Charlotte, Mrs 


cal806 


151 


Barbara S. 




261 


Charlotte, Mrs 


1836 


168 


Barbara, Mrs 


1956 


256 


Charlotte 


1851 


16 3 


Barry Wayne 


1960 


199 


Charlotte 


1856 


185 


Bates 




185 


Charlotte E. 


1877 


185 


Becky, Mrs 




256 


Charlotte R. 


1882 


241 


Belle 




193 


Charlotte E. 


1915 


195 


Benjamin 


1791 


207,309 


Chaule.Mrs 




226 


Benjamin 


1825 


216 


Chauncey L. 


1817 


211 


Benjamin F, 


1850 


2 10 , 309 


Cheryl 




177 


Benjamin H. 


1873 


43,253 


Cheryl A. Mrs 




223 


Benjamin L. 


1874 


185 


Christie, Mrs 




247 


Benjamin A. 


1929 


224 


Christine A. 


1952 


235 


Benjamin A.Jr 


.1953 


224 


Clara 




210 


Bert E. 


1889 


210 


Clara 


1881 


178 


Bertha G. 


1892 


154 


Clark 




159 


Bessie 




153 


Claude A. 


189 3 


161 


Bessie 


1896 


236 


Clifford W. 


1910 


261 


Beth Ann ca 


1962 


162 


Cole W. 


1973 


220 


Betsy 


1831 


168 


Colleen L. 


19 39 


192 


Betty Lou ca 


1932 


162 


Connie M. 


1958 


218 


Betty, Mrs 




175 


Constance G. 


1963 


226 


Betty L. ,Mrs 




220 


Cora J. ,Mrs 




241 


Beulah 


1895 


174 


Corless 




193 


Beulah 


1918 


2 35 


Cornelius 




272 


Beverly, Mrs 




221 


Cyrus Leonard 


186 7 


182 


Blanche H. 


1883 


231 


Dale 




175 


Blanche E.Mrs 


1888 


261 


Dana M. 


1969 


241 


Bobbie G. 


1974 


221 


Daniel 


1804 


151,163 


Brenda Lynne 


1952 


198 


Daniel 


1806 


203 


Brent A. 




256 


Daniel Albert 


1850 


185 



403 



BROOKS, Daniel E. 


1869 


174 


BROOKS, Elaine 


1915 


195 


Daniel L, 


1913 


241 


Eliza 




251 


Daniel 


1950 


242 


Elizabeth Ann 


1819 


215,373 


Daniel W. 


1959 


226 


Elizabeth, Mrs cal834 


216 


Darlene,Mrs 




223 


Elizabeth Clara 


1831 


168,276 


David ca 


1750 


143 


Elizabeth A, 


1849 


213 


David 


1802 


151,286 


Elizabeth R. Mrs 


231 


David 




203 


Elizabeth Ellen 


1878 


191 


David 


1827 


229 


Elizabeth A. 




239 


David D. 


1831 


159 


Ella, Mrs 




213 


David L. 


1888 


243 


Ella May 


1876 


183 


David Lester 


1911 


193 


Ella 


1878 


191 


David Hiram 


1942 


192 


Ellen Melissa 


1863 


182 


David 




175 


Ellen, Mrs 




212 


David A. 


1959 


224 


Elmeda,Mrs 




153 


Dawn , Mrs 




226 


Elva Jane 


186 3 


173 


Dean 




251 


Elva R. ,Mrs 




256 


Deborah Leigh 


1955 


199 


Eme line, Mrs 


1872 


189 


Deborah Ann 


1957 


177 


Emily Josephine. 


,Mrs 




Debra J. 


1964 


219 




1874 


174 


Del as 




158 


Emma J ane , Mrs 


1860 


194 


Delphine ca 


1856 


201 


Emma M. 


1877 


158 


Delphine 


1863 


159 


Emma C. ,Mrs 




244 


Denise 




175 


Emma, Mrs 




185 


Dennis 


1873 


190 


Emma Jane 


1917 


196 


Dixon S . 


186 8 


160 


Emma Jean, Mrs 




162 


Donald 


1887 


234 


Eric J. 


1974 


192 


Donald 


1920 


175 


Erin Lynn 


1966 


163 


Donald ca 


1928 


162 


Ethel 




153 


Donald Mark 


1951 


171 


Ethel, Mrs 




234,256 


Donald W. 


1961 


224 


Etta 




153 


Donna Maxine 


1931 


177 


Ettie 




185 


Donna , Mrs 




170 


Eugenie D. ,Mrs 


1858 


210 


Dora L. Mrs 




219 


Eunice ca 


1786 


144 


Dorene,Mrs 


1927 


170 


Eva L. ,Mrs 


1887 


218 


Doris 


1915 


194 


Eva M. 


1891 


210 


Doris Jean ca 


1926 


161 


Eveline E.,Mrs 




197 


Doris Una 


1927 


223 


Fanny 


1800 


151 


Doris E. 


1965 


224 


Fanny A. ,Mrs 


1872 


44,253 


Dorothy C. 


1908 


259 


Faun L. 


1929 


244 


Dorothy Mae 


1914 


170 


Fay E. 


1918 


223 


Dorothy B.,Mrs 




261 


Florence 




158 


Dorr E, 


1927 


223 


Florence, Mrs 




157 


Dorr A. 


1960 


224 


Frances, Mrs 




157,210 


Drucilla,Mrs 


1871 


168 


Frances E. 


1897 


210 


Earl N. 


1860 


209,217 


Fran cine E. ,Mrs 




162 


Earl William 




185 


Frank E. 


1888 


217 


Earl Starr 


1891 


197 


Franklin ca 


1869 


153 


Earl Jasper 


1907 


157 


Frederick H. 


1870 


253 


Earl M. 


1941 


199 


Frederick H. 


1912 


261 


Edith Mae, Mrs 




189 


Frederick L, 


1944 


241 


Edith Mae 


1890 


225 


Gail E. 




234 


Edith Pearl 


1912 


189 


Gary L. 


1942 


221 


Edna, Mrs 




248 


Gary A. 


1952 


226 


Edwina B. 


1865 


214 


Gary L.Jr. 


1968 


221 


Effie M. 


1876 


209 


Gary V. 




234 



404 



BROOKS, Gay le A. 


1955 




242 


BROOKS, Iva Pearl 


1876 


194 


Genie, Mrs 


1858 




210 


Ivy 


1895 


2 36 


George 


1841 




16 3 


Jacob Dennis 


1873 


190 


George Warren 


1849 




19 7 


Jacob W. 




261 


George Lewis 


1855 




239 


Jacqueline D. 


1964 


226 


George 


1870 




19 3 


James Lawrence 




141 


George LLewelyn 


1877 




19 7 


James C. 


1857 


159,213 


George W. 


1877 




257 


James 0. 


1912 


170 


George F. 


1914 




197 


James D. 




234 


George W. ,Jr. 


1920 




260 


James 




175 


Georgia, Mrs ca 


1899 




161 


Janet 


1916 


222 


Gerald E. 


1950 




221 


Janet 


19 35 


241 


Gertrude 


1873 




193 


Jasper 


1856 


155 


Gertrude 


1903 




157 


Jason 


1864 


174 


Gladys 


1892 




154 


Jason 


1887 


169 


Gladys C. 


1900 




253 


Jason V. 


1964 


218 


Gladys, Mrs 






260 


Jason M. 


19 76 


223 


Glen V. 


1921 




235 


Jean Marian 


1920 


198 


Gloria 


1922 




189 


Jeanne, Mrs 


1947 


192 


Grace 


1879 




193 


Jeff 


1859 


247 


Grace D, 


1879 




231 


Jeffrey 




175 


Grace E. 


1880 




209 


Jeffrey S. 


1964 


226 


Grace, Mrs 




169 


,225 


Jennie, Mrs 




210 


Grant , Eugene 


1903 




177 


Jennie I, 


1877 


214 


Guy L. 


1912 




221 


Jennie J. ,Mrs 


1881 


257 


Hannah 


1801 


148 


,306 


Jennie M. 


1905 


190 


Hannah, Mrs 




144 


,211 


Jerome B. 


1871 


190 


Harold W. 


1957 




226 


Jesse 


1824 


216 


Harry Leroy 


1897 




162 


Jesse Corless 


ca 1844 


193 


Harry Ray 






251 


Jesse 




210 


Harvey J. 


1884 




248 


Jessie 




216 


Hattie 






159 


Jessie, Mrs 


1876 


190 


Hattie I. 


1884 




209 


Jewell G. 


1899 


248 


Hazel 






211 


Joan, Mrs 




177,224 


Hazel 


1902 




190 


Joel 


1882 


215 


Hazel Kathleen, 


1910 




169 


John D. 


1811 


140,187 


Hazel, Mrs 




162 


,197 


John H. 


1815 


20 7 


Helen 


1914 




171 


John Henry 


1849 


194 


Helen, Mrs 


1918 




244 


John 


1853 


185 


Helene M. 


1904 




257 


John Wesley 


1861 


171 


Henry 






141 


John 


186 7 


250 


Henry B. 


1833 


90 


,251 


John Henry 


1870 


189 


Hiram 


1829 




250 


John 




210 


Hiram 


1833 




159 


John W. 


1882 


261 


Hiram H. 


1847 




212 


Jonathan 


1776 


149 


Hiram 


1852 




251 


Jonathan W. 


1825 


152 


Hiram B. 


1854 




19 7 


Josephine, Mrs 


1879 


194 


Hiram ca 


1858 




247 


Josephus X. 


1891 


244 


Hiram Corless 


1885 




191 


Judy 




175 


Hiram Douglas 


1930 




198 


Judy, Mrs 




241 


lantha A. 


1855 




211 


Julia E, 


1867 


209 


Ida May 


1859 




211 


Julia 


1971 


219 


Ida May 


1872 




209 


Karen Louise 


1961 


177 


Ida 


1879 




210 


Karen D. ,Mrs 




162 


Ilia 


1900 




168 


Karen K. 


1962 


226 


Irene, Mrs 




223 


,235 


Kate 




234 


Israel 


1778 


143 


,203 


Katherine , Mrs 




161 



405 



BROOKS, Kathleen 


1910 


169 


BROOKS, Lulu 


1887 




169 


Kay , Mrs 




224 


Lulu 


1898 




173 


Kelly Diane 


1963 


163 


Lulu(Lula) ,Mrs 






210 


Kenneth D. 


1951 


224 


Lydia.Mrs 






158 


Kevin Mark 


1962 


199 


Lydia 


1839 




261 


Kim, Mrs 




226 


Lydia J. ,Mrs 


1858 




197 


Lana Sue 


1945 


256 


Lydia 


1861 




214 


Larry R. 


1941 


256 


Lyla P. 


1949 




256 


Larry 


1942 


177 


Lynn A. 


1954 




256 


Laura I. 


1895 


226 


Mable 






152 


Lee 


1862 


156 


Mab le , Mrs 






211 


Lee 


1886 


194 


Mable G. 


1894 




210 


Lee 


1887 


155 


Madeline 


1906 




177 


Leila, Mrs 




171 


Malinda 


1830 


167 


,273 


Leland W. 


1947 


256 


Malinda 






193 


Lena 




193 


Mallory G.L. 


1889 




243 


Lenora Ann 


1956 


256 


Mamie, Mrs 






210 


Leo la 




211 


Marcine M. ,Mrs 






221 


Leon Joseph 


1886 


194 


Margaret L. ,Mrs 


1858 




239 


Leonard 


1868 


189 


Margaret, Mrs 


234 


,241 


,261 


Leonard H. 


1912 


256 


Margaret L. 


1917 




259 


Leonard J. 


1916 


241 


Margaret L. 


1918 




242 


Leonard C. 


1919 


248 


Margaret L. 


1920 




161 


Leonard H.Jr 


1940 


256 


Margaret M. 


1948 




243 


Leone Everett 


1909 


191 


Marian 


1925 




175 


Leslie 




210 


Marian, Mrs 






177 


Leta S.Mrs 


1895 


174 


Marie 


1905 




249 


Let a Mae, Mrs 


1915 


256 


Marie ,Mrs 






242 


Levi 


1839 


181 


Marion 


1907 




229 


Levi 


ca 1854 


216 


Martha F. ,Mrs 


1835 




153 


Levi C. 


1869 


253 


Martha 


1846 




210 


Lewis 


ca 1858 


201 


Martha L. ,Mrs 


1947 




243 


Lewis 


ca 1917 


243 


Mary E. 


1816 




140 


Lewis 




379 


Mary 




143 


.143 


Libbie,Mrs 




158 


Mary 


1829 


16 7 


,339 


Lila,Mrs 




228 


Mary 


1843 




163 


Lillian, Mrs 


153, 


177,241 


Mary E. 


1851 




213 


Lillie M.,Mrs 


1887 


191 


Mary E. 


1854 




199 


Linda 


1939 


256 


Mary M. 


1858 




217 


Linda 




175 


Mary ca 


1859 




152 


Linda Darlene 


1958 


177 


Mary A. 


1868 




182 


Lisa Ann 


1963 


171 


Mary D. 


1873 




193 


Lisa D. 


1975 


220 


Mary 


1901 




155 


Lizzie, Mrs 


1865 


253 


Mary E. 


1924 




161 


Lizzie K. 


1883 


210 


Mary L. 


1952 




171 


Lois M. 




185 


Mary A. 


1954 




226 


Lou 




193 


Mary, Mrs 


152,159, 


,203 


,248 


Lou, Mrs 




219 


Mary A. .Mrs 


193, 


,193 


,212 


Louella Mae 


1934 


256 


Mary E. ,Mrs 






224 


Louis Leon 


1906 


162 


Mary J. ,Mrs 


1832 




229 


Louisa 


1859 


211 


Mary J. ,Mrs 


1841 




187 


Lovina(Vine) 


1801 


21,147 


Mary A. , Mrs 


1844/5 




189 


Loyal 


1904 


157 


Mary G. ,Mrs 


1887 




169 


Lucretia,Mrs 


1834 


159 


Mary L. ,Mrs 


1894 




197 


Lucy A. ,Mrs 


1853 


19 7 


Mary B. ,Mrs 


1912 




170 


Luella 


1891 


235 


Matilda 


1816 


99 


,202 


Luetta 


1888 


210 


Maude , Mrs 






210 



406 



lOOKS,Maudine,Mrs 






248 


BROOKS, Ovid W. 


1910 


157 


Maurice 


1904 




169 


Parker 


1912 


170 


Maxine 


1918 




261 


Patricia Ann 


196 3 


177 


May , Mrs 






152 


Patrick 


19 37 


242 


May 




159 


,214 


Pauline D. ,Mrs 


1945 


199 


Melinda 


1821 




215 


Pauline, Mrs 




242 


Melinda M. 


1861 




249 


Pearl Leota 


1891 


172 


Melinda Jane 


1881 


240 


,316 


Pemine,Mrs 




216 


Melvin 






193 


Pheaba Ann 


1908 


255 


Melvin 


1921 




242 


Phoebe 


1804 


23,148 


Merdina.Mrs 






175 


Phoebe Jane 


1837 


159 


Michael 






177 


Phoebe M. ,Mrs 


1846 


90,251 


Michelle M, 


1972 




220 


Phyllis Ann 


1913 


194 


Milan 






159 


Phyllis Warrena 


1926 


198 


Mildred, Mrs 


189 3 




195 


Polly, Mrs 


1812 


163 


Mildred 


1901 




154 


Polly E,,Mrs 


1816 


187 


Mildred 


1920 




189 


Polly, ca 


1829 


167 


Millie, Mrs 






190 


Polly, Mrs 




203 


Minerva Evelyn 


1881 




183 


Preston 


1865 


156 


Minnie, Mrs 


1872 




189 


Rachel J. ca 


1852 


216 


Minnie 


1889 




235 


Rachel D. 


1957 


223 


Monoka,Mrs 






162 


Ralph 


1959 


155 


Myron 


1884 




234 


Ralph 




156 


Myrtle 


1876 




210 


Ralph L. 


1924 


170 


Myrtle, Mrs 




175 


,243 


Ray E. 


1875 


253 


Nancy 0. ,Mrs 


1798 


207 


,310 


Rebecca, Mrs 




158 


Nancy 


1807 


47 


,148 


Reed 




155 


Nancy J. ,Mrs ca 


1831 




152 


Regina V. ,Mrs 




261 


Nancy Jane 


1845 


185 


,329 


Rhea C. 


1908 


261 


Nancy Lou 


19 35 




162 


Rheitta 


1905 


189 


Nancy A. 


1947 




244 


Richard Eugene 


1946 


192 


Nancy 






261 


Richard 


1952 


242 


Nanette, Mrs 






242 


Richard A. 


1956 


223 


Nathan ca 


1774 




147 


Richard L. 


1960 


226 


Nathan 


1800 




147 


Robert ca 


1841 


193 


Nathan 


1835 




189 


Robert 


1869 


156 


Nathan S. 


1839 


82 


,160 


Robert Lee 


1917 


157 


Nellie 0. 


1880 




260 


Robert 


1919 


197 


Nellie G. 


1885 




210 


Robert 


1938 


177 


Nellie M.,Mrs 


1913 




218 


Robert Leroy 


1940 


162 


Nellie M. Mrs 




241 


,261 


Robert L. 


1943 


241 


Nelson E. 


1844 


209 


,314 


Robert M. 


1954 


223 


Nelson 


1898 




228 


Robert Anthony 


1961 


177 


Nettie, Mrs 


1872 




154 


Robert 




256 


Nicole A. 


1971 




218 


Ronald 


1926 


175 


Nina I. 


1879 




215 


Ronald McEwen 


19 35 


170 


Norma J. 


1925 




244 


Ros anna, Mrs 




157 


Ola ca 


1896 




189 


Rose Ann, Mrs 


1868 


155 


Olga Ruth 


1908 




189 


Roselle C. 


1908 


177 


Olive, Mrs 






156 


Ross Eugene 


1933 


177 


Olive L.Mrs 


1851 




185 


Roxannah 


1831 


251 


Olive C. 






214 


Roy E. 


1875 


253 


Olive Rose 






152 


Ruby 


1868 


193 


Olive Zoe 


1893 




173 


Russell 


1901 


169 


Opal 


1899 




189 


Ruth 


1899 


155 


Orland 


189 7 




174 


Ruth, Mrs 




157,175 


Orlando 


1856 




152 


Ruth A. Mrs 




218 



407 



BROOKS, Ruth N. ,Mrs 1914 


221 


BROOKS, Thomas 




141 


Sallie.Mrs 




149,149 


Thomas Jeff 


1859 


247 


Sallie E. 


1861 


159 


Val Jean 


1941 


219 


Sally Ann, Mrs 


1950 


19 3 


Valetta A. 


1945 


220 


Samuel 


1858 


155 


Vance A. 


19 36 


218 


Sandra L. 


1946 


2 35 


Vaylard A. 


1946 


220 


Sandra 




170,261 


Vera Madeline 


1906 


177 


Sandra 


1955 


161 


Vera M. 


1918 


261 


Sarah 


1790 


205 


Verdis A. 


1937 


218 


Sarah 


1822 


202,379 


Verlene A. 


19 39 


219 


Sarah, Mrs 


1836 


159 


Verle.Mrs 




2 34 


Sarah A.Mrs 


1838 


160 


Verle A. 


1943 


219 


Sarah J. 


1840 


262,311 


Verne Vincent 


1899 


177 


Sarah 


1841 


184 


Vernon Dale 




251 


Sarah A. ,Mrs 


ca 1842 


216 


Veronica A. 


1944 


219 


Sarah 


1855 


217 


Victor A. 


1953 


221 


Sarah E. 


1861 


159,214 


Victor W. 




261 


Sarah 0. 


1862/3 214 


Vikki A, 


1950 


220 


Sarah T. 


1865 


182,332 


Vina 




21 


Sarah E. ,Mrs 


1865 


253 


Violet 




153 


Sarah A. ,Mrs 


186 7 


171 


Violet Mae, Mrs 


1929 


198 


Sarah 


ca 1873 


157 


Virginia 


1918 


161 


Sarah E. ,Mrs 


1874 


160 


Virginia Lee 


1938 


191 


Scott 




170 


Vivian, Mrs 




226 


Shawn 




170 


Wade A. 


19 76 


220 


Shelly 




177 


Waiva 


1919 


174 


Sheri Lynn 


1951 


226 


Wallace 


1900 


162 


Sheri Lea 


1960 


171 


Wallace 


1927 


175 


Shirley P. 


1931 


199 


Walter Chase 


1827 


153,250 


Shir ley, Mrs 




177 


Walter T. 


1883 


241 


Sophronia 


1853 


152,281 


Walter Sallee 


1905 


157 


Stacey L. 


1973 


223 


Wanda 


1922 


175 


Stanley 




175 


Wanda M. 




243 


Stephen Ora 


ca 1862 


152 


Warren 




159 


Stephen 




170 


Warren Emerson 


1888 


197 


Stephen L. 




261 


Warren G. 




234 


Stephen W. 




261 


Warren G.Jr. 




234 


Stewart 




170 


Wayne R. 


1916 


261 


Susannah 


ca 1772 


144 


Wayne L . 


1924 


226 


Susannah 


1842 


184,326 


Wayne Howey 


19 35 


177 


Susie A. 


1886 


248 


Wayne Grant 


1969 


177 


Sybil, Mrs 




219 


Wentworth H. 


1860 


168 


Sylvester C. 


1853 


153 


Wesley 


1861 


171 


Sylvester G. 


1872 


177 


Wesley Lee 


1903 


162 


Sylvia, Mrs 




242 


William 


1829 


158 


Talmadge 


1884 


169 


William 


1838 


193 


Tamara V. 


1959 


218 


William 


1846 


210 


Teresa 


1865 


182 


Wm. Milton 


1853 


231 


Teresa M. 


1886 


243,319 


William W. 


1860 


169 


Teresa E. 


1961 


218 


William 


186 7 


159 


Terry 




261 


William Minor 


1884 


241 


Tessie.Mrs 




210 


William 


1892 


195 


Thea M. 


1969 


199 


William Acil 


1896 


189 


Thelma.Mrs 




157 


William Robert 


1919 


197 


Thelma Maude 


1900 


197 


William Melvin 


1921 


242 


Thelma,Mrs 


1909 


162 


William D. 


1940 


242 


Thelma L. 


1905 


259 


William R. 


1967 


241 



408 



BROOKS, William D.Jr 


19 70 


243 


Brown, Tina Marie 


55 


Willis 


1932 


226 


Victor Bruce 


338 


Winnifred 


1920 


225 


W. 


165 


Yvonne 0. 


19 39 


221 


Wellington 


118 


Zelma Mary 


1914 


221 


Bryant , Ada 


122 


Zelma.Mrs 




260 


Buby,Marjorie 


347 


ZerueaetjMrs 


1863 


169 


Buckley, Dale Elaine 


52 


Broome,Ruth Gary 




68 


Douglas 


52 


Brose, Martha 




153 


Gerald Allen 


52 


Brown, Albert 




317 


James C. 


52 


Andrew 




309 


Martin 


52 


Arlene,Mrs 




114 


Stephen Forest 


52 


Barbara 




351 


Virginia Kay 


52 


Daniel Dale 




317 


William James 


52 


David 




196,32 7 


Budge, Merle 


277 


Dewey 




118 


Buffett, Paula I. 


234 


Doreen J. 




117 


Buhr, Floyd 


223 


Douglas 




338 


Gwendolen 


223 


Edith M. 




355 


Buker,Amy J. 


2 39 


Ella 




280 


Blanche I. 


238 


Frank 




190 


Bonita Gladys 


237 


Go Ida 




190 


Clifford 


236 


Harold H. 




335 


Emerson Clyde 


236 


Hayley E. 




319 


Evelyn L. 


237 


Helen M. 




277 


Iris V. 


237 


Herbert 




338 


Jennie Lee 


238 


Herbert Douglas 




338 


Jeremy C. 


239 


Hilda 




190 


Jodi D. 


2 39 


Ingrid E. 




129 


John 


237 


Ivan 




309 


Joyce 


238 


Ivy 




309 


Judy 


237 


Jean 




327 


Kathryn Lynn 


239 


Jed A. 




317 


Lola 


238 


Jeffrey C. 




317 


Michael W. 


2 39 


Joe 




118 


Nadia J. 


237 


John 




32 7 


Norman Lee 


238 


John, Rev. 




212 


Patrick D. 


239 


Kate 




283 


Richard Lee 


239 


Kenneth 




190 


Robert W. 


237 


Kevin James 




196 


Sheri Gail 


238 


Lane S. 




317 


Bunch, Elizabeth 


307 


Les 




319 


Bunnell, Jackie 


76 


Luveda 




281 


John A. 


76 


Lynn 




114 


BurbankjBen 


152 


Marian 




190 


Birch, Lila E. 


387 


Mary 




272 


Burger, Craig Lee 


320 


Mathew A. 




319 


Dale R. 


319 


Myrtle Irene 




182 


Eldon J. 


320 


Rhoda Kay 




196 


Erma J . 


76 


Robert 




114 


Gaza 


319 


Roy 


190,190 


Marvin J. 


320 


Ruth Anne 




327 


Mary E. 


320 


Ruthanne 




338 


Michael S. 


320 


Sheldon 




309 


Steven A. 


320 


Susie 




319 


Virgil Lee 


320 


Theodore H. 




317 


Burgess, Adeline 


292 


Tilly 




105 


Mary 


347 



409 



Burgess, Sarah Jane 


359 


Campbell, Elwood 


179 


Thomas 


359 


Floyd 


26 


Burling, Mary Ann 


212 


Gladys Irene 


111 


William 


212 


Gordon 


176 


Bumside,Ruth Mae 


300 


Hazel Ruth 


176 


Burston, Frank Lome 


115 


Helen Elaine 


178 


Sylvia Elaine 


115 


Hume Douglas 


178 


Burt on, Amy Z. 


243 


James 


380 


Nanette 


242 


James Ray 


176 


Burwell, Annie 


129 


James Stewart 


179 


Bus ch, Florence L. 


108 


Jessie Zelda 


176 


Bush, Elizabeth 


344 


John Ross 


175,178 


John 


344 


John William 


192 


Theresa 


344 


Julia Ann 


347 


Bushell, Ellen L. 


183 


Kathleen 


172 


Bushnell, Mamie 


217 


Kenneth 


179 


Butter field, Adeline 


345 


Kenneth Arthur 


177 


Butterwick, Claude 


137 


Leslie 


179 


Buttner,Karin 


89 


Margaret 


308,355 


George 


89 


Marylin 


179 


Bybee , Rosemary 


229 


Mildred 


179 


Bywater,Mr 


308 


Nancy E. 


267 


Cake r, Irene 


235 


Nellie 


297 


Caldwell, Dor a, Mrs 


93 


Nicholas D. 


243 


Calkins, Edith, Mrs 


107 


Robert Kenneth 


178 


Callender,Ina L. 


61 


Ronald 


179 


Came ron , Ann 


143,143 


Ronald D. 


347 


Caroline 


26 


Russel Layton 


176 


J. 


290,358 


Susan Diane 


178 


John 


96 143 


Susan Elizabeth 


347 


Louisa 


290 


Wallace Bruce 


176 


Mr. 


358 


William 


176,347 


Mrs 


358 


William John 


34 7 


Camp,Erma 


222 


Canfield,Roy 


388 


Martha Jane 


67 


Cantor, Ella P. 


213 


Campbell, Allen Daniel 


179 


Card, Ada A. 


388 


Allen Keith 


176 


Carel, Eva 


25 


Amie 


176,381 


Carl, Stephen 


25 


Amy Mildred 


179 


Carlisle, Alice E. 


37 


Ann Marie 


192 


James 


37 


Ann Mildred 


178 


Carlson, Betty J. 


254 


Barbara 


179 


Donald Joseph 


131 


Bruce 


176 


Joseph 


131 


Carl 


173 


Theresa 


131 


Catherine Linda 


192 


Carlstrom,Ilene P. 


250 


Cecile Earl 


176 


Gaming, Susanna P. 


283 


Clara Jean 


176 


Carpenter, Charles 


244 


Daniel 


175,175,178 


J.B. 


386 


Daniel Kiel 


176 


James 


214 


Daniel Malcolm 


178 


Lee 


214 


David A. 


243 


Rena 


214 


Donald Stewart 


178 


Sadie 


214 


Doris Degretta 


176 


Thomas 


214 


Dorothy Mae 


176 


Car r, Homer 


210 


Douglas 


178 


Carroll, Corless Ann 


36 


Douglas Graham 


176 


Cynthia Lee 


36 


Earl Bruce 


175 


Henry L. 


36 



410 



Carroll, Henry L.Jr 




36 


Charlton, Betty 




283 


Kim Marie 




37 


Bill 




277 


Patricia 




36 


Blanche 




284 


Carruthers, Janet T. 




169 


Brian 




277 


Carter, Acle Basil 




172 


Bruce 




278 


Allan Richard 




173 


Byron 




283 


Carol Owen 




172 


Camby 


277 


,373 


Catherine Ellen 




172 


Camby Max 




279 


Darlene Susan 




172 


Celia 




274 


David 




172 


Charles C, 




273 


Elaine 




173 


Charles W. 




273 


George Alex 




172 


Charlotte 


272,272,277 


,284 


George G. 




172 


Charlotte A. 


168 


,280 


George J. 




172 


Christopher 




279 


James Wesley 




172 


Cindy M. 




279 


Janet Elaine 




172 


Clara 




283 


John Wesley 


172 


,173 


Clara Jean 




277 


Joyce Elizabeth 




172 


Clark 




281 


Lois 




172 


Clayton 




274 


Robert Gordon 




173 


Clinton G. 




278 


Rosemary Frances 




173 


Constance M. 




279 


Thomas Stanley 




172 


Coral 




282 


Cartousan.MR 




214 


Dennis 




281 


Cascaden , Charles 




99 


Donald 




276 


Casebeer, Hannah 




211 


Donna M. 




279 


Caskey, Martha A. 




108 


Dora 




283 i 
274 ^ 


Cassidy,Trena 




227 


Dorothy 




Cator(or Catron) , Ella P. 




213 


Edith 




283 


Caughe 11, Jemima 




283 


Edith E. 




281 


Cavanaugh,Della 




211 


Edna 




281 


Chalk, Do re ne 




170 


Edward 




271 


Ch ambe rs , Albe rt 




184 


Edward Earl 




279 


Elva B. 




184 


Elizabeth 


271.272 


,276 


Els ay 




184 


Emily M, 




278 


George 


184 


,184 


Ervin 




281 


Isaac 




184 


Ethel L. 




276 


Chamberline , Dorothy 




71 


Eva 




282 


Gardner 




71 


Experience 




271 


Chant , Irene 




176 


Florence 


278 


,281 


Chapin, Howard 




152 


Frederick 




282 


Chappelle, Margaret W. 




161 


Frederick S. 




111 


Charles, King 




357 


Gary A. 




219 


Charlton, Aaron 




271 


Gerti 




283 


Ab ram (Abraham) 281 


,282 


,283 


Gladys 




281 


Alena(Lena) 


273 


,375 


Gordon 




283 


Allen 




281 


Grace 




282 


Amos 


282 


,283 


Gregg E. 




279 


Amy 




273 


Grenville 




283 


Amy I. 




280 


Hannah 


281 


,282 


Anne , Mrs 




283 


Harold 




282 


Ansel 




281 


Harris 




111 


Ansel E. 




281 


Harry L. 




283 


Austin 




281 


Hazel 




284 


Austin W. 




277 


Hazel E. 




278 


Benjamin R. 




276 


Heather 




111 


Bertha 




283 


Helen 




283 


Betsy M. 




274 


Helen L. 




2 75 



411 



Charlton, Henry 


272 


,272 


Henry D. 




271 


Herbert 




281 


Herman L. 




278 


Hiram 




283 


Hubert 




281 


lantha 




273 


Isabella 




272 


Ivan 




278 


James 


271 


272 


James Leonard 




2 79 


Janice E. 




2 79 


Jason T. 




2 79 


Jessie M. 




273 


John 


272 


,277 


John A. 


274,280,281 


,359 


John H. 


271 


,283 


John L. 




274 


John R. 




280 


Joyce 




277 


Judith A. 




277 


Karen 




277 


Kate 




281 


Katie 




281 


Kathryn E. 




278 


Keith 




281 


Kenneth 




278 


Lei a 




250 


Leland R. 




2 76 


Lena 


273 


.375 


Leonard 




280 


Letitia 




271 


Lloyd 




283 


Lulu 




280 


Luthera(Lulu) 




274 


Luther a 




275 


Mable 




282 


Mai com K. 




277 


Mardi 




279 


Maria 


280 


,284 


Marian E. 




277 


Marion 


281 


,283 


Marjorie E. 




275 


Mark D. 




279 


Mary 271 


,271,272,277 


,283 


Mary L. 




276 


Maude 




283 


Maynard 




282 


Melvin A. 




2 76 


Merritt 




283 


Mildred 




2 75 


Mildred, Mrs 




282 


Miles 


152,281,282 


,283 


Milo 




152 


Milton 




277 


Milton S. 




277 


Minnie 




2 80 



Char Iton , Murray 

Myrtle 
Nancy Lynn 
Nora 

Norman G. 
Olive 
Ora 

Orlando 
Paul 
Paul R. 
Pearl 

Peter 168,276 

Peter Wayne 
Ray 

Rhoda,Mrs 
Robert 

Robert Glenn 
Roderick D. 
Ronald W. 
Ross 
Ross N. 
Roy 

Roy ce I . 
Ruby 

Russell E. 
Ruth 
Sara 
Sarah 
Sarah A. 
Shelly Ann 
Silas C. 
Simon 
Stanley 
Sylvester 
Thomas 
Thomas B . 
Tom 
Valet 
Vera 
Wallace 
Wallace Bruce 
Warren Glen 
Wilena 
Wilfrid M. 
Wilford Grant 
William 152 
William Clayton 
William Frank 
William G, 
William Leonard 
William H. 
William Wallace 
Willis 
Chase (Chace)Al 
Alfred Charles 
Ann 
Charles 



277 
284 
279 
283 
276 
281 
282 
282 
277 
279 
283 
,277,283,284 
279 
281 
283 

272,283 
278 
278 
278 
283 
275 
281 
278 
276 
279 

281,283 
282 

271 272 
284 
279 
272 

275 277 

275 

168,273,276 

272,272 
280 
277 
283 

281,283 
282 
278 
278 
283 
277 
278 
,168,272,272 
274 
280 
280 
2 79 
279 
283 
281 
287 
97,286 
9 7,286 
287 



412 



Chase (Chace) , Charlotte 

Elizabeth, Mrs 

George Albert 

Isabella 

John 

Lois 

Mary 18,19,97, 

Polly 18,163,286, 

Richard 

Samuel 

Walter, Sr, 

Walter, Jr. 

William, Sir 
Chatham, Lord 
Cheeseman, Clifford J. 

Helen Carolyn 
Chilman, Sydney May 
Chive rs, Elizabeth 

Ethel 

Henry 

Myrtle 
Choranziak, Esther 
Christensen , Charles 

Christ 

Christian M. 

Geraldine 
Chu, Ernest 
Chute, Andrew 

Betty 
Clair, Dolora 
Clapp, Allen 
Clark, Agnes 

Ann 

Charles 

Clarissa 

Cynthia D. 

Frances 

Harriett 

Howard 

Jerusha 
Claus, Bertie Ethel 

Clara Annie 

Eva Jane 

George Cecil 

George R. 

Harry Mo rely 

Jessie A. 

Madeline 
Clay ton, Amy 

Carol 

Lawrence 

Lawrence G. 

Lawrence G.Jr. 
Clement, Ena Marguerite 

Gretta 

James Edward 
Cleveland, Tola F. 



151,286 Cleveland, Ira S. 32 

286 Clifford, Gloria A. 279 

287 Cline,Brenda L. 235 
285,286 Daniel M. 235 
285,286 Daniel M. Jr. 235 

286 Darlene R. 235 

16 3,2 86 Jane 246 

339,357 Katherine 235 

285 Myrtle 243 

285 Pamela 235 

285,286 Paula 235 

285,286 Raleigh S. 235 

285 Steven S, 235 

36 Cloes, Harry A. 284 

77 Clunas,John 300 

77 Coats, David Brooks 154 

77 David Brooks II 154 

137 Deborah Evelyn 154 

137 John Thomas 154 

137 John Thomas, Jr. 154 

137 Mary Bell 154 

196 Ruth Mercedes 154 

136 William 0. . 154 

210 Cobb, G. Roy 194 

108 Cochran, Julia 26 7 

108 Cochrane, Pat rick R. 36 

81 Cockerell, Sarah A. 213 

210 Coffman,Guvarie 56 

123 Helen 49 

92 Jessie 56 

181 Joyce 56 

9 3 Lancaster 56 

143 Reverdy 56 

189 Cogswell, Charles B. 360 

265 Eleanor 360 

132 Colberg,Ray 189 

29 Cole,Almina 265 

36 7 Dallas 262 

30 7 Francis 262 

145,149 Hazel 220 

139 Jay 262 

139 Mac 262 

139 Margaret 289 

139 Coleman, Emmet 200 

139 Olive B. 138 

135,139 Colley,Eva 174 

139 Collins, Don 298 

139 Matilda 73 

362 Collver, Frank 178 

361 Martha 385 

361,361 Comfort, Barbara 161 

361 Comiford, Robert 258 

362 Vema Mae 258 
115 Condict, Edith Caroline 68 
36 3 Condon, Michael 26 
115 Stephen 26 

32 Conley,Carl 40 



413 



Conley, Daniel 

Leon 

Tom 
Connally, Alice 

Archie 

Janice Louise 

Patrick Wray 

Wray Stewart 
Conner, Sadie 

Conover, Patricia Ann 
Constance, Charles 

Mable 
Cons tans, Robert 
Con verse, Ann a 
Cook, Alonzo 
Bettie 
Christine 
Clarence 
David 
Edith 
Elma 
Emma 
Eric 
Fred 
Gordon 
Hazel 
Helen 
Jack 
Jean 

John Herman 
John 
Keith 
Kelly 

Lorraine, Mrs 
Maxine 
Miles 
Myrtle 
Nicholas 
Ronald 
Stanley 
Theodore 
Violet 
William 
Cooley,A. 
Phyllis 
Coombs, Lillie 
Coon, Emma 

Mr. 
Cooper, Arthur H. 
Carolyn Elizabeth 
Sandra J. ,Mrs 
William J. 
Cope, Anna 
Copenh aver, Bill 
Corbett, Laura V.M. 
Emerson 



237 
40 
246 
338 
338 
338 
338 
338 
213 

69 
211,213 
211 
312 
180 
251 
174 
174 
174 
174 
173 
173 
251 
347 
347 
174 
162 
174 
174 
174 
173 
251 
174 
347 
173 
174 
174 
251 
347 
173,347 
173 
347 
173 
314 
136 
35 3 
282 
341 
365 
293 
187 
233 
293 
91 
227 
126 
126 



Corbett, Florence 
Co rbin, Myrtle 
CORLESS, Abigail C. 
Addie J. 
Alexandria M.Mrs 

Alice, Mrs 

Alma G.Mrs 

Alta L. 

Alta May 

Alta B. 

Ami, Mrs ca 

Amisted 

Andrew Bernard 

Ann, Mrs 

Ann E . , Mrs 

Ann, Mrs 

Ann , Mrs 

Ann 

Anna Laura 

Anna M. ,Mrs 

Arlene,Mrs 

Barbara, Mrs 

Beatrice 

Beatrice I. 

Bella 

Bertha M. 

Betsy A. 

Betty Jane, Mrs 

Betty , Mrs 

Betty L. ,Mrs 

Beverly , Mrs 

Beverly June 

Birdie, Mrs 

Birdsell Brown 

Bradford 

Bradford 

Bradley 

Brent Devon 

Burton 

Calvert 

Candi Lynn 

Carl 

Carl Joseph 

Carlos 

Carlton Wayne 

Carol R. ,Mrs 

Carol R. 

Carol 

Caroline, Mrs 

Carrie 

Catherine 

Catherine Ann 

Cecil 

Charles Warren 

Chas. Warren II 

Chas Warren III 



1834 
1858 
19 38 
1907 
1901 
1858 
1886 
1888 
1837 
1962 
1962 
1828 
1836 

1866 

1873 
1933 
1903 

1899 
1904 
1879 
1881 
1843 
1921 
19 38 



19 38 
1874 
1910 
1813 
1831 

1967 

1879 

1907 

1969 

1905 

1958 

1965 

1938 

1928 

1937 

1950 

1841 

1879 

1844 

1958 

1894 

1869 

1903 

1926 



112 



126 
211 
42 
30 
72 
37,104 
129 
37 
126 
58 
91 
80 
90 
97 
33 
34 
126 
110 
334 
89 
37 
41 
122 
29 
93 
103 
138 
59 
78 
130 
90 
105 
65 
77 
99,202 
33 
113 
55 
92 
104 
130 
104 
71 
80 
38 
60 
105 
73 
32 
102 
82 
74 
93 
65 
72 
73 



414 



CORLESS , Chas . Eugene 


1938 


115 


CORLESS, Elvira Bell 


1929 


108 


Chas Warren IV 


1956 


74 


Emily , Mrs 




107 


Chas Richard 


1960 


71 


Emma Jane, Mrs 


1848 


109 


Chas Wolfgang 


1962 


60 


Emma, Mrs 


1855 


93 


Charlotte Warren 


1955 


74 


Emma Jane 


1858 


65 


Cheryl L. ,Mrs 


1956 


60 


Emma 


1888 


117,337 


Cheryl, Mrs 




79 


Emma Merilla 


1888 


123 


Christopher Lee 


1959 


89 


En a, Mrs 


1910 


115 


Clara B. Mrs 


1869 


43 


Erwin G. 


1884 


52 


Clara C. 


1871 


56 


Erwin G. Jr 


1911 


53 


Clara 


1879 


28 


Erwin J. 


19 33 


54 


Clara Gertrude 


1885 


30 


Estella 


1895 


108 


Cleveland 


1885 


104 


Ethel, Mrs 


1876 


92 


Clyde 


1883 


29 


Ethel 


1881 


93 


Constance Rebecca 


1952 


74 


Ethel 




93 


Cora Emma 


1888 


117,337 


Etta. Mrs 


1858 


27 


Curtis Reuben 


1958 


71 


Etta Ann 


1875 


43 


Cynthia, Mrs 


1871 


83 


Eugene D. 


1867 


56 


Daniel 


1847 


120 


Eva L. 


1874 


91 


David 


1810 


97 


Eva Pearl 


1895 


121 


David 


1826 


26 


Eva Redden 


1907 


77 


David 


1838 


101 


Evelyn Laurene 


1914 


113 


David Warren 


1944 


80 


Fanny Adella 


1872 


43,253 


Dawn D. ,Mrs 


19 39 


54 


Fern 


1889 


128 


Dean 




113 


Florence E. .Mrs 


1881 


57 


Deana B. 


1907 


38 


Florence W. ,Mrs 


1869 


124 


Debora Lynn 


1961 


77 


Florence A. 


1919 


125 


Debra Marie 


19 75 


105 


Frances, Mrs 




113 


Del J. 


1894 


129 


Frances 


1845 


118 


Dolores A, ,Mrs 




129 


Frances 


1882 


116 


Donna Lynn 


1964 


79 


Frances Pitts 


1953 


125 


Donnie Warren 


1956 


60 


Frank 


1854 


27 


Dora, Mrs ca 


1855 


93 


Frank 


1881 


117 


Dor is, Mrs 


1957 


114 


Frank 


1893 


107 


Dorothy, Mrs 


1901 


71 


Frederick 


1856 


27 


Dorothy E. ,Mrs 


1950 


71 


Gary Bradford 


1933 


130 


Dorothy 




93 


Gary Harold 


1952 


32 


Dorothy, Mrs 




113 


George 


1617 


17 


Ebb a 


1868 


83 


George Bradford 


1826 


50 


Echo Annetta 


1894 


67 


George Bradford 


1858 


126 


Edgar 


1869 


42 


George L. 


1874 


57 


Edith, Mrs 


1883 


29,107 


George Bradford 


1876 


114 


Edna 


1902 


133 


George P 


1877 


27 


Edwin L. 


1871 


33 


George Bradford 


1890 


124 


Eleanor Louise 


1915 


124 


George Edward 


1946 


55 


Elizabeth Ann 


1843 


138 


Gerald Watson 


1958 


60 


Elizabeth, Mrs 


1852 


91 


Gerald Vem 


1966 


54 


Elizabeth, Mrs 


1861 


101 


Gertrude 


1885 


31 


Elizabeth Ann 


1948 


59 


Gilbert 


1863 


32 


Elizabeth 


1957 


125 


Gilford L. 


1863 


31 








Gladys Merle 


1898 


130 


Ella, Mrs 




104 


Gladys ,Mrs 


1911 


53 


Ella Kelly 


1894 


62 


Glenn Ray 


1910 


113 


Ellen J. ,Mrs 


1869 


110 


Goldie,Mrs 




32 


Ellen, Mrs 




125 


Grant 


1911 


115 


Elmer 


1875 


93 


Gregory Neil 


1958 


62 


Elvin L. 


1892 


55 


Hannah, Mrs 


1817 


134 



415 



CORLESS, Harold D. 


1921 


31 


CORLESS, J odi, Mrs 




130 


Harold Dean 


1935 


54 


John 




17 


Harriet A. ,Mrs 


1843 


56 


John Riely 


1962 


55 


Hariet Dale 


102 


57 


John 


19 70 


81 


Harriet, Mrs 


1908 


104 


Jon Alexander 


1963 


59 


Harry J. 


1871 


56 


Jonathan 


1851 


124 


Hazel M. 


1890 


93 


Jonathan Paul 


1969 


116 


Hazel 


1912 


122 


Joyce Elaine 


1928 


60 


Helen Bemice 


1907 


115 


Judson Dean 


1872 


37 


Helen C. ,Mrs 


1909 


77 


Judson Leggett 


1909 


41 


Helen, Mrs 


1920 


114 


Julia, Mrs 


1858 


27 


Helen Patricia 


19 35 


115 


Julia M. 


1878 


101 


Helen Sylvia 


19 35 


78 


Julia F. 


1896 


70 


Herbert Bradford 


1902 


37 


Julia Sutherland 


1927 


74 


Hiram 


1803 


18,47 


June R. ,Mrs 


1921 


113 






148 


Karin,Mrs 


1937 


89 


Hiram, Jr 


1855 


92 


Kate, Mrs 


1844 


82 


Hiram 


1855 


126 


Katherine L. 


1960 


42 


Hiram J. 


1857 


51 


Kathy,Mrs 


1951 


80 


Hiram 


1873 


122 


Kelly Ann 


1975 


81 


Hugh Clifford 


1944 


79 


Kevin Dean 


1957 


54 


Hugh C.Jr. 


1973 


80 


Kidd 


1873 


83 


Hulda,Mrs 


1871 


121 


Kim Patricia 


1959 


62 


I da, Mrs 


186 7 


51 


Kimberly Ann 


1973 


72 


Ida F.,Mrs. 




32 


Kristine Lee 


1977 


81 


Irene, Mrs. 




107 


Laura 


1804 


96,358 


Isaac E. 


1856 


58 


Laura 


1822 


25 


Iva,Mrs 


1894 


107 


Laurene,Mrs 


1877 


113 


Jac Bradford 


1956 


130 


L.Bella 


1879 


93 


Jack W, 


1922 


129 


Leah, Mrs 


19 33 


41 


James Arthur 


1878 


113,378 


Lee Myron 


1905 


87 


James Dean 


1926 


38 


Leeandra Dawn 


1973 


55 


James Hiram 


1937 


90 


Leonard G. 


1836 


42 


James Lee 


1940 


79 


Levi 


1841 


82 


James William 


1947 


113 


Libby,Mrs 


1852 


91 


James Bradford 


1953 


60 


Linda Louise 


1947 


90 


James W. ,Jr 




113 


Lisa Marie 


1969 


72 


Jane C. ,Mrs 


1932 


54 


Liva Grace 


1882 


28 


Jane Melissa 


1953 


74 


Lola, Mrs 


1871 


57 


Janet Ann 


1941 


113 


Lori Kathleen 


1958 


130 


Janice Elaine 


1925 


38 


Louis a, Mrs 




107 


Janni Elizabeth 


1969 


62 


Lovina,Mrs 


1801 


21 


Jeannette,Mrs 


1831 


26 


Lovina Adelia 


1854 


51 


Jeanne tte Ann 


1928 


61 


Lucile 


1913 


81 


Jef fery ,Bray 


1953 


54 


Lucinda,Mrs 


1831 


101 


Jennie May 


186 8 


32 


Lucy B . , Mrs 


1857 


58 


Jennifer M. 


1977 


114 


Lulu M. ,Mrs 


1885 


52,268 


Jenny Marie 


19 75 


80 


Lydia A. ,Mrs 


1849 


42 


Jesse 




18 


Lyman 




21,147 


Jesse 


1814 


134 


Lyman J . 


1839 


109 


Jesse 


1830 


56 


Lyman M. 


1901 


110 


Jesse 


189 7 


108 


Lyman Grant 


1911 


115 


Jessie I., Mrs 


185 7 


27 


Lynn , Mrs 




114 


Jessie, Mrs 


1871 


56 


Mae E. ,Mrs 


1907 


87 


Jessie, P. ,Mrs 


1874 


65 


Maggie, Mrs 


1868 


32 


Jessie E, 


1878 


34 


Maggie, Mrs 


1881 


115 


Jocelyn Noel 


1966 


116 


Maggie. Mrs 


1883 


32 



416 



CORLESS.Marceline 


1927 


104 


Margaret, Mrs 


1868 


32 


Margaret 


1890 


128 


Marian 


1917 


107 


Marie, Mrs 




105,107 


Marie 


1899 


110 


Marilou,Mrs. 


1937 


62 


Marjorie Lorene 


1898 


85 


Marjorie 


1906 


110 


Mark Eugene 


1961 


62 


Mark Warren 


19 70 


105 


Martha 


1861 


65 


Marti A. 


1959 


130 


Marvin R. 


1953 


114 


Mary 




18 


Mary E. 


1816 


140,187 


Mary Jane 


1836 


81 


Mary Ann 


1841 


117 


Mary Jane 


1841 


136 


Mary L. ,Mrs 


1857 


34 


Mary E. 


1871 


111 


Mary Anne 


1875 


122 


Mary A. ,Mrs 


1940 


71 


Mathiew 


1966 


38 


Matilda, Mrs 


1816 


99 


Matilda A, .Mrs 


1864 


124 


Maude, Mrs 


1875 


37 


Max Willard 


1927 


60 


May A. ,Mrs 


1858 


93 


Maybelle E. 


1882 


35 


Melissa, Mrs 


1857 


126 


Me ma J. ,Mrs 


1925 


31 


Ml eager 


1850 


91 


Michael Edward 


1938 


76 


Michael E.Jr 


1963 


77 


Mildred, Mrs 


1899 


58 


Mina Grace 


1909 


52 


Minnie E. ,Mrs 


1863 


31 


Minnie, Mrs 


186 7 


126 


Minnie Irene 


1873 


91 


Murray B. 


1956 


114 


Myrtle E, 


1906 


30 


Nancy, Mrs 


1807 


47 


Nancy M. ,Mrs 


1822 


47 


Nancy Mariah 


1846 


138 


Nancy Jane 


1853 


50,294 


Nancy 


1866 


94 


Nancy Caroline 


1927 


76 


Nancy Jane, Mrs 


1951 


114 


Nannie Kate., Mrs 


1905 


72 


Nathan 


1829 


32 


Nellie, Mrs 


1869 


110 


Nellie, Mrs 


1901 


31 


Nettie, Mrs 


1893 


108 


Nettie V. ,Mrs 


1909 


41 


Noreitte M. ,Mrs 


1937 


55 


Norma Elizabeth 


1900 


131 



Orlen H, 


1863 


32 


Orson 


1861 


50 


Patricia 


1936 


104 


Peter Franklin 


1962 


126 


Philander 


1800 


23,148 


Philander 


1870 


43 


Phoebe, Mrs 


1804 


23 


Phoebe A. ,Mrs 


1831 


50 


Phoebe, Mrs 


1837 


57 


Phoebe M. 


1846 


90,251 


Phyllis 


1920 


31 


Polly 




18 


Polly 


1816 


140.187 


Ralph Lyman 


1918 


114 


Raymond D. ca 


1894 


32 


Rayola 


1923 


32 


Rebecca Jane 


1962 


54 


Re gen a, Mrs 


1872 


83 


Reuben Follette 


1899 


71 


Reuben Gardner 


1932 


71 


Rex E. 


1932 


62 


Rhonda J. ,Mrs 


1957 


71 


Richard Warren 


1920 


59 


Richard James 


1921 


32 


Richard Charles 


19 34 


72 


Richard Jude 


1968 


72 


Robert James 


1.923 


59 


Robert Jonathan 


1926 


125,125 


Robert Dean 


1932 


41 


Robert Lee 


1933 


89 


Robert J. Jr. 


1951 


125 


Robert Scott 


1963 


42 


Robert W. 


1964 


38 


Ronald 




93 


Rosa A. 


1868 


101 


Rose, Mrs 


1902 


104 


Roy Clark 


1909 


105 


Sandra Carolyn 


1939 


79 


Sandra Lea 


1949 


31 


Sarah M. 


1834 


100 


Sarah Ann 


1838 


82,160 


Sarah Jane 


1841 


24,43 
264 


Sarah E. ,Mrs ca 


1856 


56 


Sarah Jane 


1876 


92 


Sarah 


1883 


103 


Sarah Jane 


1949 


59 


Scott A. 


1958 


55 


Scott Rex 


1965 


62 


Sharon Laurene 


1952 


113 


Shawn Terrence 


1960 


54 


Sophia, Mrs 


1847 


120 


Starr A. 


1854 


34 


Stephanie E. 


1977 


114 


Subrina,Mrs 


1875 


122 


Sue Ann 


1956 


60 



417 



CO RLESS, Susan, Mrs ca 
Sylvia 

Sylvia E. ,Mrs 
Tamara Marie 
Tania.Mrs 
Teresa L. 
Thad Michael 
Thelma Lemoine 
Thelma June 
Thomas 
Tina Diane 
Tina Marie 
Todd Lee 
Toni Lynn 
Ursula L.,Mrs 
Vaughn L. 
Vera Grace 
Vernon Lee 
Vina, Mrs 
Virgie L. ,Mrs 
Virginia, Mrs 
Virginia M. ,Mrs 
Virginia M. ,Mrs 
Virginia Lee 
Warren 
Warren R. 
Warren 
Warren Roy 
Wayne 
Wayne 

Wayne Warren 
William 
William 
William James 
William Wayne 
William W.Jr 
Winnie, Mrs 
Co rlies, Reginald de 
Corliss, George 
Co rma ck , My r t le 
Co me 11, Thomas 
Cornish, James F. 
Cornwall, Anna Belle 

Bertha W. 

Cecile 

Dillon 

Elizabeth 

Gordon 

James 

Leonard 

Letitia 

Marian 

Michael 

Nanette 

The da 

Willard 
Co rpo ran , Geo rge 



1809 97 Corporan, Hannah A. 290 

1935 78 Corrigan, Margaret 119 

1940 115 Corwin,Bill 42 

1962 71 Harriet C. .Mrs 42 
1942 79 Mr. 42 
1955 41 Costella,Joe 275 

1963 55 Co untway, Thelma 157 
1903 87 Courtney , George Lucius 67 
1931 109 George L. 70,70 
1617 17 Mr. 153 
1961 60 Pamela Jean 70 

55 Ronald Craig 70 

1960 55 Cousineau, Charles 107,107 

1952 60 Joseph A. 107 

1914 105 Cousins, Addie ' 133 

1898 31 Covey .Norma, Mrs 64 

1887 105 Cox, Dora Lou 219 

1937 55 Nellie 251 

1875 122 Robert 219 

1939 76 Crab tree, Manny G, 255 

1924 54 Craft, Janet 92 

1929 59 Jeanette 26,30 

1937 38 John 26 

1959 77 Mary Ann 56 

1832 57 Riley 92 

1890 58 Silas 92 

1892 107 Craig, Alvinza W. 201 

1941 105 Mary E. 201 
1937 78 Cramer, Ann 251 
1944 55 Elizabeth 216,251 
1957 59 Emma 251 
1864 32 Jane 251 
1869 110 Jeremiah 251 
1869 121 John 216,251 
1937 78 John E. 251 
196 3 79 Mary 251 
1897 27 Mr. 191 

17 Walter 251 

292 Crane, James 292 

175 John B. 292,368 

101,101 Mary 271 

362 Mary Ann 189 

120 Mary E. 292,368 

119 Mary U. 292 

120 Permelia 292 
119,120 Susan Eda 368 

120 Crawford, Betty 214 

119 Boyd B. 214 

119 Earl H. 225 
118,119 Edythe C. 215 

120 Frances B. 215 
120 Francis M. 214 

118 Harry 214,225 
120 James R. 225 

119 Jane A. 329 

120 Michael E. 225 
97 Patricia A. 225 



418 



Crawford, Phillip H. 


225 


Currie, Wesley 


161 


Richard 


214 


Curtis, Becky Ann 


64 


Robert G. 


215 


Cheryl Frances 


63 


Sony a Mae 


225 


Cindy Sue 


64 


Ted 


214 


Fred 


63 


Theodore V. 


225 


Marcia 


64 


Vincent 


225 


Olive 


268 


Creech, Annabel le 


313 


Phoebe A. 


50 


Crist, Ethel 


92 


Robert E. 


63 


John N. 


92 


Silas 


50,268 


Teresa 


92 


Cusack, Christopher 


79 


Crittenden .Marietta 


229 


David Bruce 


79 


Crocker, Richard F. 


261 


Dora 


79 


Crofoot ,Lila 


228 


Joseph B. 


79,79 


Cromwell, Oliver 


35 7 


Czap,Lary L. 


351 


Cronkhite, Mildred M. 


38 


Dafoe,Leo Griffin 


112 


Crossett , Charles 


168 


Paul Lyons 


112 


Ilene 


168 


Dahne,Mary 


248 


James Herbert 


168 


Dalton Gang, The 


265 


Margaret 


168 


Daly, Charles 


251 


Marie 


168 


Diedre 


36 3 


Mary 


168 


Laura 


251 


Velma 


168 


Damewood, George W. 


348 


Wentworth 


168 


Dance, Norma 


291 


Crouch, C.F. 


93 


Dancey,Besse Irene 


173 


Gwendalyn 


93 


D' Ancy ,Jack 


384 


Harry 


93 


Danielson, Bertha A. 


268 


Pauline 


93 


Darling, Hannah 


145 


Crowle, Alice 


51 


Davenport , Florence 


160 


Crowley, Kelly Todd 


53 


Harriet 


160 


Nancy Jean 


53 


Mr. 


196 


Patricia Lynn 


53 


Myrtle 


160 


Rebecca Ann 


53 


Samuel 


160 


Robert 


53 


Davey ,Ed 


190 


Robert A. 


53 


Minnie 


190 


Tina Gil 


53 


David, Amy M. 


242 


Cruickshank, Isabella 


387 


Davidson, Mable 


174 


Cuddy, Louise 


317 


Marsha M. 


243 


Cullen, Donald 


181 


Marshall 


243 


Culver, Aaron 


385 


Sandra Kay 


243 


Aldean C. 


217 


Sheila Fay 


243 


Charles 


217 


William H, 


73 


Elizabeth 


385 


Davis ,A.H. 


389 


James C. 


217 


Bonner E. 


228 


John 


217 


Burton H. 


94 


Leta F, 


217 


Elmer B. 


95 


Lynn 


217 


Elva A. 


184 


Martha 


385 


James E. 


255,255 


Vema E. 


217 


Juanita 


29 


Cummings , Eliza 


332 


Joanna 


17 


Mr. 


43 


John J. 


255 


Rod W. 


349,349 


Kay 


64 


Cunningham, John P. 


201 


Maggie 


64 


Currie,Jef fery D. 


161 


Margaret 


383 


Linda K. 


161 


Margaret Estella 


95 


Pauline D. 


199 


Marlin Warner 


95 


Robert D. 


161 


Mr. 


126,393 



419 



Davis, William 




64 


Davidson .Margaret 




241 


Dawes, Ila 




276 


John 




2 76 


Lawrence 




2 76 


Myrtle 




276 


Stewart 




2 76 


Viola 




2 76 


Dawson, Debbie 




29 


Day,Beulah 




93 


Norma 




343 


Norman Lee 




343 


Robert 




343 


Day ton, Anna B, 




250 


Deal, Samuel 




32 


Deam, Doris 




92 


Mr. 




92 


Dean, Elizabeth 




374 


Hiram 




374 


Lucena 




92 


Marilla 




374 


DeArm and, Robert 




103 


Decker, Naomi 




52 


Deford, Patricia A. 




348 


Degrls, Bernard 




103 


Deighan,Sablna 




338 


De 1 ce 11 ier, Diane 




175 


DeLesDemier, Charles 




180 


Dell, Walter R. 




186 


Dell'Osso,Judy 




241 


Delong, Simon 




271 


Demaray, Bertha 




375 


Clara 


273 


,375 


George W. 


273 


,375 


Hiram 




375 


Samuel 




374 


William 


273 


,374 


Deming,Mary 




354 


Dempster, Mary A. 




225 


Dennis , Barbara 




277 


Candi 




196 


George 




277 


Gordon 




277 


Margaret 




197 


Mathew 




277 


Susan 




277 


Denny, Bemice 




120 


Denton,Lorna 




247 


Deo, Amanda 




286 


Amy 


152,168 


,273 


Ann 




286 


Ben j amin 




282 


Daniel 




282 


Dennis 


282 


,282 


Elizabeth 




282 


Emmy 




152 


Ethel 




282 



Deo, Fernando 

George 

Hannah M. 

Maria 

Mary 

Maud 

Nancy 

Rebecca 

Thomas 

William 
Depaepe, Nancy 
Depue,Arlene A. 
Deranak, Barbara 
Derrick, Lola 
Derricks, Regina V. 
Dersheid,William 
Deuser, Herman 

Olane 
Devor, Alice 

Daniel E. 
Dewitt, Joe 

Matilda A. 
DeWolf ,Les 
Dexter, Adah 

Adeliah 

Amanda 

Ansel 

Arthur 

Aurea L. 

Birdie C. 

Carl C. 

Carol Sue 

Carrie 

Clara E. 

Clarissa 

Daniel 

David 

David H. 

David L. 

Delilah 

Delores A. 

Don C. 

Donald 

Doris I. 

Earl B. 

Eleanor 

Elisha 

Elisha, Jr 

Elizabeth 

Ella M. 

Elleda 

Elwyn 

Emil 

Ernest R. 

Eugene 

Eulala 



291, 



282 
282 
282 
272 
282 
282 
282 
282 
282 
282 
175 
41 
41 
238 
261 
160 
91 
91 
131 
131 
136 
136 
333 
,300 
290 
295 
290 
299 
300 
299 
297 
300 
295 
292 
300 
292 
300 
299 
299 
292 
299 
296 
297 
298 
297 
293 
289 
289 
290,300 
300 
293 
293 
294 
292 
294 
294 



420 



Dexter, Eunice 
Frank V. 
Freddie 
Gerald 
George 
George W. 
Georgia E. 
Georgina 
Gregory 
Harold 
Harold W. 
Harry E. 
Helen 
Hopkins 
Iva May 
Jack W. 
Jesse E. 
Jesse E.Jr 
John 
John W. 
Jon Allen 
Laura E. 
Leland H. 
Lillian, Mrs 
Louis 

Luc in da, Mrs 
Lydia A. 
Lyman 
Margaret 
Mary 

Mary Ellen 
Melvina 
Merle 
Muriel 
Myrtle R. 
Norene Alice 
Peter 

Ransom 48, 

Raymond E . 
Richard 
Robert 
Rose 

Ruth, Mrs 
Ruthann 
Terry J. 
Thomas 
Vera 

Verlia J. 
Victoria 
Walter E. 
Warren 
William 
William A. 
Zella 
Diamond, Clarence 
Jane 
Jean Arlene 



298 
299 
300 
299 
50,290,358,359 
50,294 
296 
292 
289 
29 7 
299 
295 
295 
294 
294 
299 
298 
299 
289 
299 
300 
296 
299 
294 
299 
300 
300 
292,331 
291,295 
289,293 
298 
292 
299 
298 
297 
298 
294 
168,289,292,300 
299 
289 
300 
217 
294 
298 
300 
289,289,300 
297 
299 
292 
292 
29 7 
289 
294 
301 
127 
56 
127 



Diamond, Lila 

Thelma L. 
Dickensen, Delia L. 
Dickie,Mariam 
Die t de ri ch , Annie Sheldon 

Charles Isaac 

Clara Ellen 

Cora Frances 

David Clayton 

Edmon Milo 

Eugenie D. 

Frederick 

Hannah Mary 

Isaac 

Lewis T. 

Lillyann 

Margaret Olive 

Olive M. 
Die trick, Harry 

Mary Ann 
Dietz, Christie 
Dikeman,Hollis W. 

Myron J. 
Dillon, Elizabeth 

Francis 

Jeremiah 

Nancy 0. 

Shirley 

William H. 
Ditmer, Marietta 
Di xon , Fre de r i ck 

Iva 

J. Eraser 
Dobbie,J.F. 
Dodge, Edna L. 

Isaac 

Mildred 
Dolbear,Mr. 

Ransom 

Robert 

Samuel 
Donb rock, Carl 

Evelyn L. 

Helen L. 

Purl 

Roberta E. 
Doolit tie, Harriet 
Doss, David Noble 

Echo Geraldine 

John Leslie 

Julia Marie 

Karen 

Marie, Mrs 

Martha Virginia 

Noble Camp, Dr. 

Noble Camp 

Stephen Fletcher 



210. 



127 

233 

276 

34 

309 

309 

309 

309 

309 

309 

309 

308 

309 

210,308 

309 

309 

309 

312 

71 

71 

247 

87 

87 

118 

251 

251 

251 

274 

251 

337 

31 

361 

129 

129 

249 

271 

353 

99 

300 

300 

300 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

290 

70 

68 

67 

69 

70 

242 

68 

67 

69 

70 



A21 



Doss .William D. 


242 


Eckhardt, Phil lip 


35 


Dostal, Margaret 


234 


Robert 


152 


Douglas, Ray 


211 


Russell 


217 


Douglass, Hugh A. 


330 


William 


217 


Leonard, Dr. 


330 


Edett, Flossie 


102 


Marian 


330 


Eding,Sue Ann 


63 


Dovona, Mary- 


28 


Edwards, Carl G. 


259 


Down, Annetta L. 


129 


Dorothy J. 


259 


Charles C. ,Dr. 


129 


Helen Sue 


259 


George W. ,Rev 


129 


Jasper S. 


309 


Thomas A. 


129 


Thomas 


368 


- Doyle, Margaret Jean 


137 


Thomas J. 


367 


Drake, Elizabeth 


101 


Ehrmann, Alma Frances 


62 


Fran cine 


237 


Ei denier, Blanche 


297 


Francis, Sir 


101 


Eley, Nellie Marie 


28 


Frank 


237,237 


Orville 


27 


Imla 


101 


Sylvester 


28 


Sarah 


102 


Winnie 


27 


Dreyer, Mercy E. 


197 


Elliot, Helen E. 


350 


Drohn, Florence 


106 


John 


385 


Drummond,Lois 


319 


T.N.,Rev 


165 


Ducept, Elizabeth 


200 


William 


350 


Duff , Mary 


222 


Ellison, Robert J. 


36 


Dugan,Ida 


154 


Ells,Daragh 


314 


Duncan, June 


195 


Ellsworth, Alvin James 


200 


Dungan.W.L. 


261 


Augusta 


200 


Dun lap, Mar j or ie 


353 


Benjamin 


199 


Paul E. 


353 


Bernard 


200 


Dunn, Grace 


271 


Betty June 


200 


Mr. 


272 


Billy 


200 


Dunsmo re , Mi 1 li cent 


250 


Colin 


328 


Duns on, Anne 


68 


Donald 


200 


Joseph E.Jr 


68 


Eldon 


201 


Joseph III 


68 


Emerson 


200 


Joseph IV 


68 


Geraldine Judy 


200 


Ruth Gary 


68 


John E. 


200 


Durdle,Mary Ann 


384 


Joseph W. 


199 


Thomas 


384 


Leah 


200 


Dust in, Hannah 


18 


Lena, Mrs 


167 


Peter 


48 


Leon J. 


200 


Dutcher,Kim 


352 


Leonard E. 


200 


Kimberly 


352 


Margaret M. 


200 


Duval, Cheryl A. 


223 


Marian Mary 


200 


Gerald 


223 


Matie,Mrs 


200 


Dyer, Ann 


383 


Maxine 


200 


Early, Edith M. 


377 


Norman 


200 


Eason, Terry E. 


65 


Peggy M. 


200 


Eastham,Leta Mae 


256 


Raymond 


200 


Eastman, Donald E.,Dr. 


129 


Robert Jack 


200 


Eaton, Catherine 


373 


Ruth, Mrs 


200 


Eckhardt, Archie 


152 


Shirley 


201 


Cecile 


152 


Elsasser, Beverly 


320 


Dewey 


152 


Elsey,Charleen A. ,Mrs 


38 


Earl 


217 


Erne r s on , Eve lyn 


197 


Edna 


152 


William 


152 


George 


152,217 


Emery, Charlotte 


119 


Patricia 


152 







422 



Emmons, Lucinda A. 


101 


Ferguson, Colin 


338 


En gland, The Ima 


36 7 


Daniel (Donald) 


375 


Englehart , Everett 


254 


Dougle 


375 


Engles, Bertha 


186 


D Roy 


375 


Engstrom, Herbert 


313 


Dugald 


375 , 382 


Enns.Jake 


32 7 


Edna Fay 


103 


Erickson,Cavell,Mrs 


177 


Eva 


2 76 


Charles 


2 36 


Jean V. 


115 


Erminger, Louise 


69 


Ronald 


238 


Erps, Richard 


53 


Ronald L. 


30 


Evans , Catherine 


376 


Roy 


338 


Clayton 


2 79 


Smith 


30 


H.David 


368 


Smith Jr 


30 


Susanne 


2 79 


Walter 


103 


Evart, Blanche 


211 


Walter E. 


103 


Ruby 


211 


Yvonne M. 


30 


Ewalt, Janet L. 


255 


Fernandez, David K. 


316 


Fa cey, Edmund 


291 


Erin K. 


316 


Fairb aim, Thomas A. 


291 


Gus 


316 


Fallingsbee, Mildred 


329 


James M. 


316 


Fans ler, Richard 


53 


Michael S. 


316 


Fark as, Diane 


174 


Ferrier,Geraldine 


320 


Farley, Mary 


86 


Ferris, Allen 


331 


Virginia I. 


317 


Audrey R. 


331 


Farmer, Charles 


51 


Sarah 


138 


Frances 


51 


Vem 


331 


Max 


51 


Fewster,Etta Mae 


120 


Farquhar, Mrs 


323 


Frederick C. 


120 


Farrell, Louis a(Loviga) 


282 


George W. 


120 


Mable 


180 


Louis D. 


120 


Farrow, Annie M. 


178 


Robert 


119 


Feaster,Mary F. 


292 


William 


119 


Fee, Myrtle R. 


389 


Ficht, James Phineas 


102 


Feeney,John 


359 


Ruth 


103 


Feick, Catherine 


34,38 


Valentine 


102 


Feller, Daniel A. 


218 


Field, Mary A. 


293 


Douglas D. 


218 


Finch, Azel 


280,337 


Kim L. 


218 


Barbara Dianne 


337 


John A. 


218 


Clara 


280 


Robert J. 


218 


Daniel D. 


280 


William 


218 


Earl Leroy 


337 


Fentie, Clarence Bruce 


178 


Lulu 


198,280 


Daniel 


178 


Sharon Kathleen 


337 


Gary George 


178 


Finta,Alex 


107 


Gordon 


178 


Mary A. 


107 


Samuel 


178 


Firby, Thomas W, 


330 


Tamara 


178 


Fish, Fred W. 


49,49 


Vema 


178 


Ida 


51 


Vivian Ruth 


178 


Levi 


51 


Fen ton, Hazel 


226 


Minnie 


218 


Fereday, Charles 


213 


Fisher, Aaron 


351 


Florence 


213 


Amos 


147 


Ida M. 


213 


Arden Ray 


351 


Jake 


213 


Brandon 


351 


Samuel 


213 


Claude M. 


350 


Samuel, Jr 


213 


Colleen M. 


351 


Ferguson, Alma 


338 


Curtis M. 


352 



423 



Fisher, James 


352 


Flemming, Jesse 


118 


Joanne 


345 


John 


118 


John 


350 


May , Mrs 


118 


John S. 


351 


Tom 


118 


Kine R. 


351 


Fie t che r , Almena 


69 


Lynne E. 


351 


Harriett 0. 


35 


Norman 


345 


Helen 


114 


Robert C. 


351 


Wallace M. 


114 


Robert M. 


351 


Flewelling,Pheba D. 


377 


Ruth 


157 


Flood, Joan 


276 


Fisk, Anna, Mrs 


296 


Flore, Ted 


351 


Carl E. 


295 


Linda 


351 


Douglas R. 


92 


Folk, Michael 


64 


Elwyn L. 


296 


Folkenburg, Oscar F. 


317 


Ethel L. 


295 


Virginia 


317 


Fred A, 


92,92 


Follette,Alex 


47 


Glenn A. 


296 


Birdie 


65 


Harold F. 


296 


Jessie Pearl 


65 


Hazel Maude 


92 


Lucy B. 


58 


Helen M. 


295 


Reuben 


58,65 


James 


296 


Forbes, Helen 


115 


Joseph Leroy 


295 


Ford, Donna V. 


353 


Karen 


296 


Forger, Mary E. 


352 


Lawrence C. 


296 


Forrester, Lo ret t a 


179 


Lewis 


295 


Forsy the, Alexander J. 


115 


Luther 


295 


Viola May 


335 


Martha 


296 


Foster, Emma 


185 


Mary Jane 


296 


Esther Ruth 


136 


Shirley 


296 


Me lb a 


215 


Shirley, Mrs 


296 


Nellie 


374 


Willis A. 


296 


Fostis, Ethel 


116 


Fitzgerald, Walter 


238 


Fowler, Ella 


57 


Fitzpat rick, Aubrey 


375 


Ray 


314 


Dora Grace 


127 


Fox, Alfred W. 


225 


Hiram Kenneth 


126 


Ben j amin 


203 


Mable 


375 


Elizabeth 


151 


Mr. 


375 


Fanny 


151 


Robert Stanley 


128 


Frances 


157 


Robert Wayne 


127 


Frances Jane 


151 


Ruby 


375 


Grace 


225 


Samuel Wally 


126 


Henry 


151 


William 


126 


John H. 


151 


William Barry 


128 


Mary Emily 


151,377 


William Emerson 


127 


Mr. 


203 


William George 


127 


Warren 


151 


Flanders, George A. 


362 


William H, 


151 


Fleming, Clifford 


41 


Frank, Irene 


249 


Fred 


308 


Frasson, Marie 


105 


John D. 


362 


Frazier, Charles H. 


254 


Marian 


308 


Fredericks.Zelma 


26 


Steven 


41 


Fredien, Marian 


177 


Flamming, Elmira 


276 


Freeman , Cathe rine 


209 


Frank 


118 


Evelyn S. 


335 


Grace 


133 


Kenneth 


384 


Hans 


118 


Thelma 


313 


Iva 


118 


Freitag, Helen 


244 


Jenny 


118 


French, Henry 


293 



424 



French, Lydi a 


144 


Gamer, Mable Jean 


116 


Wilma 


293 


Marilyn Fay 


116 


Frid, David Gordon 


115 


Richard James 


117 


Kathryn Dianne 


115 


William G. 


116 


Robert Irvine 


115 


William H. 


116,117 


Friez, Karen 


76 


William Morris 


117 


William W. 


76 


Gamh am, Hazel 


274 


Fritch, Danny 


190 


Garry, Frances 


113 


Dennis 


190 


Gaskin, Edward 


120 


Frances 


190 


Esther 


116 


Janis 


190 


Sophia 


120 


Millard F. 


190 


Gasser,Madelena 


315 


Ronald 


190 


Gatt, Mildred V. 


186 


William 


190 


Gat ton, George 


240 


Froh, Ernest A. 


62 


Margaret L. 


239 


Mildred Irene 


62 


William 


239 


Froud, Audrey 


275 


Gebhardt ,Hettie,Mrs 


85 


Cheryl Katherine 


170 


Geesink, Henry G. 


213 


Cynthia Ellen 


170 


Geiger,Lois 


108 


Janet Kathryn 


170 


Geisler, Edward 


130 


Larry Gordon 


169 


Emma 


130 


Martin 


275 


Mary 


130 


Reginald S. 


169 


Geissendorfort ,Leo 


295 


Ronald 


170 


Geister, Carol 


195 


Samuel 


169,170 


Cell, Bessie 


214 


Twyla Jean 


170 


Chauncey L. 


214 


Fuller, Cora 


366 


Cletis 


214 


Charles 


214 


Gertrude 


214 


Elsie .Mrs 


214 


Nellie B. 


214 


Hannah 


214 


William H. 


214 


Melvin C. 


214 


Geno, David 


323 


Olive 


214 


Hannah , Mrs 


323 


Wesley 


214 


Matilda 


323 


Fyfee.Elva R. 


256 


Rostas 


323 


Gage, Agnes Louise 


173 


Gent, John, Mrs 


99 


Caroline 


193 


Gentile, Marie L. 


29 


General 


36 


George, Charles 


360 


Winnie 


174 


German, Deb or ah Lynn 


61 


Gale, Julia 


382 


John 


210 


Gallagher, Steven P. 


37,37 


Murl Benjamin 


61 


Card, Mary, Mrs 


215 


Gibbons, Jack D. 


199 


Gardin, Calvin 


238 


Roy L. 


199 


James 


238 


William 


137 


Marilyn 


238 


Gillespie , Angus 


329 


Terry 


238 


Camby C. 


329 


Gardner , Catherine 


272 


Foster N. 


329 


Garland, An abel 


341 


John A. 


329 


Thomas B. 


341 


Malcolm F. 


329 


Gamer, Barbara Jean 


117 


Newell C. 


329 


Brian John 


117 


Violet A. 


329 


Donald Lome 


117 


Gillette, Harriet A. 


56 


Elizabeth Jean 


116 


Solomon 


56 


Frances Anne 


117 


Gisselberg.Aldred V. 


236 


Kevin Douglas 


117 


Beth 


236 


Leila Muriel 


116 


Cheryl Ann 


235 


Linda Lee 


117 


Chester 


235 


Lome Corless 


116 


Connie Lee 


236 



425 



Gisselberg, David 


236 


Gravelle, Phillip 


17A 


Herbert 


236 


Shelly 


174 


James Lee 


235 


Terry 


174 


Jeffery Lee 


236 


Graves, Agnes 


62 


Joan 


236 


Ann 


272 


Joel Lee 


2 36 


Hazel 


41 


Judy 


236 


Rachel 


272 


Margo 


236 


Gray, Ada E. 


364 


Paul 


235,236 


Cynthia 


83 


Paul D. 


2 36 


Darwin 


83 


Steven 


2 36 


Grayson, Amy L. 


156 


Thomas 


2 36 


Carrie A, 


156 


Tonyo Jo 


2 36 


Charles F, 


156 


Vernon J. 


236 


Christopher 


156 


Virginia R. 


235 


Clifford E. 


156 


Glass, Ann Kathryn 


85 


Gary J. 


156 


Leonard Edward 


85 


Jack Edward 


156 


Ruth Marjorie 


86 


Jana 


156 


Samuel S. 


85 


Jayme J. 


156 


Goddardjisa 


251 


Jill 


156 


Olive 


251 


John P. 


156 


Golden, Mary 


57 


June Rose 


155 


Goodenough, Caroline 


19 3 


Kelly F. 


156 


Go dman , Cons t an ce 


106 


Laurie A. 


156 


Gordon, E. Clyde 


180 


Lewis E. 


155 


Glenola E. 


225 


Lewis F, 


155,155 


Marietta 


56 


Phillip 


156 


Gorley, Charles H. 


211 


Rachel 


156 


Gorman, John 


210 


Richard A. 


156 


Goss, Janet Kay 


314 


Richard Lee 


155 


Gothrup, Ellen 


137 


Robert Elmer 


156 


Go ud, Henry 


346 


Steven 


156 


Marcia 


346 


Wanda, Mrs 


156 


Gouine, Arnold R. 


107 


Green, Barbara 


257 


Gould, Dawn Celeste 


192 


Florence 


217 


Douglas Eugene 


191 


George E. 


180 


Michael Douglas 


192 


James W. 


258 


Robyn Rene 


191 


John W. 


257 


Grace, Charity 


308 


John Wilbur, Dr. 


257 


Gracey,Emma 


275 


John Wilbur Jr,Dr, 


258 


Grady, Elsie 


102 


John W. Ill 


258 


Raymond 


237 


Lucy 


280 


Graffa, William 


95 


Martha S. 


258 


Graham, Albert E. 


137 


Mary Ann 


87 


George M. 


236 


Matthew 


180 


Marjorie 


236 


O.E. 


152 


Martha H. 


257 


Roy B. 


258 


Norma 


236 


Greenamyer,Ardis 


62 


Granden,Amy 


389 


Ardis Eugene, II 


63 


Eimna 


389 


Arvella Lueen 


63 


Grant, Elizabeth 


123 


John A. 


62 


Henry 


272,272 


Leon 


64 


Judge 


160 


Lory Ann 


65 


Grass, Frank 


282 


Marcella 


64 


Grave lie, Carol 


174 


Mary Alice 


63 


Kathryn 


174 


Ralph Addison 


62 


Joan 


174 


Ralph E. 


63 



426 



Greenamyer, Rodney 


64 


Haight, Franklin H, 


128 


Susanne 


63 


Hazel 


284 


Theron Lee 


63 


Mr. 


284 


Tracey Kay 


65 


Wilford Lee 


128 


Greenfield, Donald 


276 


William 


284 


Greenwood, Lionel S. 


112 


Hale, J.Channing 


81 


Mr. 


214 


Rosalind 


81 


Greeves, Sarah 


251 


Hall, Audrey 


223 


Gregory, Ellen 


368 


Charles 


125 


George 


292 


Clement 


234,234 


Mable I 


368 


David 


237 


Greig, Harrison 


179 


Denise 


237 


Griffen,W.S.,Rev 


388 


Dennis J. 


64 


Griff in, Mark 


202 


Diane 


237 


Molly M. 


202 


James Beasley 


125 


Sanford 


202 


Michael James 


125,125 


Griffith, James 


248 


William, General 


390 


Griffiths, Debbie Sue 


242 


Halliday, Frances E. 


365 


Grant L. 


242 


Halter, Jacqueline 


227 


James 0. 


242 


Joseph 


227 


Jeffrey S. 


242 


Lee 


227 


Jennifer D. 


242 


Hambly, Charles 


336 


Julie A. 


242 


Irene 


336 


Linda M. 


242 


Hamilton, Clyde H. 


261 


Owen C. 


242 


Clyde R. 


261 


Robert D, 


242 


Esmerilda 


48 


Rodger D. 


242 


Jack B. 


261 


William G. 


242 


Larry P. 


353 


Grimmett,Marjorie I 


329 


Merdina 


175 


Griswold, Lloyd 


342 


Millie, Mrs 


190 


James 


342 


Mr. 


48 


Groscuth, Dolores ,Mrs 


337 


Paul 


353 


Gross, Aleandria M. 


72 


Phyllis M. 


261 


Anna 


72 


William R. 


48 


Carl 


72 


Hammack , Ben j amin F. 


255 


Winnie Alice 


74 


Betty L. 


254 


Gudnason,Fred 


338 


Clarence C. 


254,255 


Roy 


338 


Debra D. 


255 


Guenther, Charles 


105 


Douglas D. 


254 


Ursula Lily 


105 


George 


253 


Gunn, Jessie 


279 


George S. 


253 


Gunnell,Bemice 


364 


George S.Jr 


254 


Gunton, Harry 


361 


Gordon S. 


254 


Gurley, Richard M. 


233 


Helen Mae 


255 


Guts chmidt , Lydia 


319 


Henry E. 


254 


Guyette, Charlotte 


131 


Jeffrey S. 


254 


Hacket, Betty 


313 


Kathryn D. 


255 


Donna M. 


261 


Laurie B. 


254 


Hadcock,Mary Ann 


119 


Patricia D. 


255 


Hadeka,Marylin 


194 


Sanford R. 


254 


Haf so, Theodore J. 


112 


Steven H. 


254 


Hager, Marguerite 


291 


Hammil, Nellie M. 


261 


Haggerty,Ann Corless 


36 


Hammond, Eva 


10 7 


Archie L, ,Dr. 


35 


Hammons, Terry P. 


259 


Mary H. 


36 


Hancock,Arlene 


36 7 


Robert Hildreth 


35 


Hancox, Jason R. 


199 


Roberta 


36 


Mark G. 


199 



427 



HancoX|,Martin D. 
Hanks, Alfred 

Margaret 
Hannon, Jennie 

Mary Adella 

William 
Hansel, Audrey 

Claude 

Mijdred 
Hansen, Babara Lou 

Dorothy Olive 

Gregory 

Homer N 

Jean 

Joan Adele 

Madelyn Gale 

Nels D. 

Ophelia 

Vaughn 
Harder, Carrie H, 
Hardwir.k, Jackson B. 

Walter F. 
Hardy, Anne Louise 

Karen Diane 
Hare, Jay H. 
Harger,Lucinda A. ,Mrs 

Rodolphus E. 
Harkins , L.Bess 

Nellie 
Harmer, Daniel 

Stella, Mrs 
Harmon, Clara Belle 

George 
Harris, Amy 

Arlene 

Arthur 

Ben j amin 

Beryl 

Betsy 

Bonita Pearl 

Catherine A. 

Chester 

Clarissa 

Clyde 

Cornelius 

David 

David W. 

Debra 

Dewey R.III 

Edd 

Edna P. 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth J. 

Forest Laler 

George 

George R. 

Gerald 



199 
32 
32 

127 

127 

127 

173 

173 

173 

52 

52 

53 

52 

53 

53 

53 

52,53 

52 

53 

54 

260 

260 

76 

162 

29 

101 

101 

217 

217 

341 

111 

43 

43 

30 7 

307 

307 

97,204,305 

30 7 

307 

376 

265 

210 

307,308 

307 

306 

147,307 

307 

376 

30 

308 

308 

210,306 

308 

308 

148,306,308 

307 

305 



Harris , Grace 




111 


Hannah 




308 


Harit M. 




308 


Henry 


308 


308,310 


Ian 




376 


John 




376 


John Bu^ke 


69,69.69 


John Bunyon 




307 


John David 




307 


John Milton 




376 


Kay 




224 


Lucy 




310 


Mary 




306,308 


Mary E. 




308 


Mary , Mrs 




307 


May E. 




308 


Mcintosh, L. 




376 


Nancy 


48 


,308,309 


Nancy Olive 


207 


,309,310 


Nancy Perthena 




155 


Nancy V. 




308 


Nathan C. 




309 


Nathaniel Edwin 




69 


Olive 




309 


Olive L. 




308 


Owen George 




308 


Pamela 




376 


Persis 




286,305 


Peter A. 




265 


Phoebe 




307 


Rosanna 




204,306 


Rosinia 




204,306 


Roy David 




307 


Samuel 




207,306 


Samuel Cornelius 




306 


Silas 


148,207 


,305,310 


Susan 




307 


Will 




308 


William Camp 




69 


William M. 




308 


William R. 




308 


Wilma 




307 


Harrison, Cynthia S 


uzanne 


69 


Gale B. 




225 


Janice R. 




225 


Robert A. 




178 


Hart, Joseph 




264 


Lois 




28 


Hartman, Arthur A. 




35 3 


David F. 




353 


Haskell, Effie 




249 


Haskins ,Edna 




337 


Ethyl Myra 




181 


Haslam, Cathrina 




26 


William 




26 


Hassler, Barbara J. 




227 


Bemita 




227 



428 



Hassler, Braxton W. 


226 


Hazen, Leigh Ann 




196 


Carroll Lee 


227 


Lois June 




195 


Catherine 


227 


Mark Robert 




195 


Constance 


227 


Marsha Kay 




196 


David B. 


227 


Marshall 




195 


Harold 


227 


Robert Richard 




195 


Holana 


227 


Ruth Ann 




195 


Jack E. 


227 


Shane Mathew 




196 


John I 


227 


Wayne William 




195 


Mable 


227 


Heath, Gregory 




171 


Ramon d 


227 


Mary 




386 


Richard 


227 


Owen 




171 


Robert 


227 


Susan 




171 


Sally 


227 


Hef feman,Bemard 




334 


Scott 


227 


Dorothy 




335 


Sharon 


227 


John A. 


334 


,334 


Stanley 


227,227 


Heflin,Avis 




210 


Susan 


227 


Hegler,Adam 




365 


Hastings, Elizabeth 


330 


Blake 




366 


Mr. 


325 


Edward 


366 


,366 


Hatch, William 


388 


Hopkins W. 




366 


Hatfield, Willie 


247 


John 


366 


,366 


Hat field, Marie , Mrs 


247 


Mariah 


185 


,378 


Hathaway, Susan 


268 


Mary 




365 


Hauf, Mable R. 


128 


Melinda 


278 


,373 


Hawkins, Emma 


41 


Myrtle E. 




366 


Haxton.Libbie 


217 


Ray 




366 


Hayer.Lida 


268 


Heidell, Charles R. 




180 


Lorenzo 


268 


Heins, Darren J. 




220 


Hayes, Anthony D. 


222 


Joseph Dale 




220 


David 


222 


Rolan 




220 


Eric, J. 


222 


Heller, Clifton W. 




95 


Frank 


33 


Helem.Isabell 




157 


Gerry 


107 


Helm, Ed 




172 


Ilah J. 


33 


Hende rson , Ali ce 




104 


Louie E. 


33 


Arch 




19 


Nancy 


333 


Dorothy 




179 


Rolene M. 


33 


Embrey 




324 


Stephen J. 


222 


George 




104 


Thomas 


333 


Isabella 




37 


Walter 


333,333 


Hendhal, Agnes L. 




219 


Hayles,Alzina 


329 


Hendricks .Henrietta 




237 


Haynes .Gertrude 


365 


Lillian 




258 


Haywar d , Ally s t e r 


39 


Hendrickson,Amy L. 




160 


Allyson 


39 


Hannah 




159 


Christianne 


39 


lantha 




212 


Earl 


39 


Is adore 




160 


Robert 


39 


Lillian May 




160 


Thomas 


39 


Lucretia 




159 


Hazen, Albert James 


195 


Martha F. 


153,159 


,250 


Darren Wayne 


195 


0th a 




159 


Dathan Lane 


195 


Samuel 


153,159 


,250 


David Richard 


195 


Henkel,Ira 




136 


Garry Lee 


196 


Hennessy , Catherine 




26 


Jane lie Darlene 


195 


Henrickson,Carl J. 




70 


Jilayne Lynn 


195 


He pp, Margaret E, 




225 


Joy Elaine 


195 


He rbo Id, Pauline 




237 



429 



Hemandez,Tania,Mrs 
Hess, George 
He vener, David 
Laurel 
Margaret 
Maxwell 
Nettie 
Norman 
Paul 
Scott 
Hewer, Alberta 
Clarinda 
Hannah E. 
Thomas 
Hewett, David R. 
Paul B, 
Richard 
Sally J. 
Hewitt, Estelle 0. 
Hick am, Donald 
Edna 
Kenneth 
Thomas 
Velma 
Hi ckok, Nellie 
Higdon, Joseph 
Higgins, Clifford L. 
Denise 
Gregory 
Karrie 
Luveme B. 
Raymond 
Scott 
Hi Idenb rand, Albert E. 
Annie 
Ethel 

Francis E, 
Mary T. 
Vernon E. 
William C. 
Hildreth, Allen 
Alonzo 

Anne Velnette 
Annie, Mrs 
Charles 
Clara 
Curtis 
Daniel H. 
Delbert 
Dorothy 
Edward 
Ethel C. 
Eva 
Frank 

Gertrude, Mrs 
Isaac 
James H. 



79 
341 
278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
275 
2 75 
2 76 
2 75 
244 
244 
244 
244 
95 
158 
158 
158 
158 
158 
63 
214 
222 
223 
223 
223 
223 
222 
223 
249 
249 
234 
249 
249 
249 
249 
311,314 
313 
209,314 
313 
311 
314 
313 
309,312 
313 
312 
311 
312 
312 
314 
313 
311 
313 



Hildreth, Jesse H. 




312 


Jonathan 


262 


,311 


John 


313 


,313 


Julia 




311 


Mary 


313 


,314 


Milton 




311 


Myrtle 




314 


Nancy J. 




312 


Ralph 


313 


,313 


Rhoda 




311 


Richard 




311 


Violet 




314 


William L, 


262 


,311 


Hill, Ralph 




295 


Hillard, Elizabeth 


91,93 


Hilman,Gary 




172 


Hinch man, Elizabeth 




311 


HineboughjMr. 




373 


Hisner,Tretta 




152 


Hjorth.Thelma L. 




162 


Hoard, Stuart 




175 


Hobson, Arthur 




156 


Fern 




156 


Iris 




156 


Hodges, Bonnie J. 




368 


Hodgins , Catherine 




330 


H.A. 




330 


Michael S. 




113 


Ronald 




330 


Shannon E. 




113 


Stuart M. 




113 


Hodgkins, Ethel 




36 7 


Hodgson, Elizabeth M. 




376 


John 


376 


,376 


Lara A. 




376 


Mary L. 




376 


Robert H. 




376 


Hoge, Do lores M. 




247 


Emmet t M. 


247, 


,247 


Lawrence L. 




247 


William C. 




247 


Hogg, Caroline Louise 




76 


Jennie Lee 




76 


John J. 


76 , 76 , 76 


Michal Anthony 




76 


Robert W. 




76 


William 


76,76 


Holcomb, Marian 




100 


Holditch, Cecil 




384 


Holdredge ,Thyrza 




94 


Hollenbeck, David 




350 


Ernest L. 




201 


Leta 




350 


Maxine G. 




260 


Hollingsworth,Mr. 




273 


Holloway, Claud 




201 


Robert F. 




28 



430 



Holraan.Almira 


97 


Hub el, Constance M. 


293 


Ann , Mrs 


97 


Edward Dexter 


293 


Betsey A. 


97 


Edward J. 


293 


Elizabeth 


97 


Harry 


293,293 


Ge or gene 


97 


Randy Lee 


293 


John 


97 


Rebecca Jo 


293 


Marandy 


97 


Richard L. 


293 


Hoover, Albert 


281 


Scott Richard 


293 


Asahel 


186,186 


Terry Lynn 


293 


Claude 


218 


Hubinger,Selma 


106 


Einmeretta 


185,378 


Hudak, Andrew 


105 


James Henry 


186 


Kenneth, An drew 


105 


Jonah 


185,378 


Nancy Lynn 


105 


Leonard L. 


186 


Huff man, Alice 


338 






Charles Daniel 


176 


Marguerite L. 


186 


Hughes, Hector F. 


284 


Mary Olive 


186 


Howard 


284 


Nellie, Mrs 


186 


James B. 


284 


Mr, 


21 


John V. 


284 


Herbert, President 


77 


Kelly Sue 


349 


Ruby , Mrs 


186 


Kenneth Lee 


128 


Simon Wesley 


185 


Kristie Lee 


348 


Simon W.Jr 


187 


Lewis P. 


348,349 


Wesley 


185 


Luann J. 


348 


Hopkins, Deb ra Ailene 


59 


Mark W. 


349 


Dewey 


59 


Moses 


284 


Lucille 


59 


Patricia H. 


349 


Luther 


59 


William 


348 


Pattie Ann 


59 


William H. 


284 


Selena 


326 


Hugill,Carl F. 


116 


Horback,Linda 


107 


Lionel 


116 


Hornby, Mary A. 


193 


Robert 


117 


Horton,Libbie 


217 


Hula, Anna 


312 


Marietta 


56 


Hulette,Emma 


309 


Hoshal, Elizabeth 


137 


Hull, Bertha E. 


255 


Emerson B, 


137,138 


Hiram H. 


213 


Jessie 


139 


Humph rey,H. 


290 


Houck, Jerome C. 


314 


Judy 


227 


Houghton, Margaret 


137 


Norma 


174 


Margaret M. 


136 


Wallace 


139 


Houstina,Mr. 


197 


Hunger ford, Pearl 


295 


Houston, Elizabeth 


260 


Hunt, Beverly A. 


227 


Emma Jane 


109 


Hunter, Russell 


179 


Mr. 


109 


Huntingdon, Ronald 


246 


Howard, Joel 


306 


Huntley , Beatrice B. 


294 


Howe, Pe mine 


216 


Bemice E. 


294 


Howell, Frances A. 


224 


Charles 


294 


Joan 


224 


Donald C. 


294 


Howes , Catherine 


25 


Eunice 


294 


Howey, Grant 


291 


Floyd 


158 


James 


177 


John 


294 


Mary Jane 


283 


Just C. 


294 


Roselle Corine 


177 


Rosalie 


294 


Howland,Mr. 


104 


Hurley, Robert 


194 


Hubbard, Frances G. 


94 


Hurst, D. A. 


26 


Rex 


94 


Huserik, Christopher G. 


318 


Robert 


77 


Frank 


318 



431 



Huserik, Frank A. 

Phillip S. 
Huson, Julia T. 
Hut chins , Charles 
Kenneth Donald 
Sheri Loraine 
Hut chinson , Juanit a 

Mable C. 
Hyde, Marie 
HyshanijElmary 
Frank 
Hyram 
Libbie 
Lydia 
Martha 
Myron 
Stephen 
Hyslop,Mr. 
Ilift, Virginia 
In grab am, Maude 
Ingram, Charles 

Myrtle 
Inman, Myrtle 
Innes, Margaret L. 
Irving, Russell 
Isham, Charles 

Walter 
Isles, Marie 
IveSjArlene 
Ivey,Enid A. 
Ethel 
Hugh 
Robert 
Jackman,Denise 
Jackson, Dorothy 
Drucilla 
Evelyn 
Jacobs, Glen 
Sharon A. 
William 
Jacobson, Helen R. 
Jacques, Mr. 
Mary 
Sarah 
James, Jesse 

Virginia L. 
Jamison , Donna 
Jantz,Ashton W. 
Carrie K. 
Sheldon C. 
Stanley W. 
Jardine, Claire M. 
Jarrett , Shirley J. 
Jef fries , David L. 
James W. 
Melinda Sue 
Michael B. 



318 Jef fries , Salem S. 

318 Samuel S. 

387 Sharon A. 

52 Sheila 

53 Sherrill C. 

53 Jelly, Martha Jane 

3 19 Jenkins , Caro lyn 
249 Casey 

218 Clayton 

159 David 

159 Debra 

159 Linda 

158 Lucinda Ella 
158,159 Lynn 

159 Tom 

158 Jennings , Alma 

159 Jenson, Donna 
383 Jerome, Jerome B. 
364 Jewell, Barbara 
210 Jewett, Nellie 
280 Jickling,Edna 
235 George W. 

299 Johnson, Albert 

377 Avis 

214 Becky 

298 Benjamin 

298 Bess M. 

351 Carl 

59 Doris 

388 Dorothy Elaine 
388 Elizabeth 

388 Estelle 

388 Eva L. 

235 Foster 

296 Gregg R. 

168 Hannah 

337 Harold 

196 Harry 

196 Humphrey 

296 Isabella 

318 James 

216 Janet 

159 Joanne E. 

159 Joanne L. 

265 John 

225 Joseph 

170 Martha 

256 Matilda 

256 Mary 

256 Mary A. 

256 Mary Valeria 

336 Mr. 

116 Mrs 

316 Reuben 
317,317 Rhonda Jean 

317 Richard 
316 Robert 



316 
317 

317 

316 

317 

109 

161 

161 

161 

161 

161 

161 

348 

161 

19 3 

225 

320 

389 

236 

218 

346 

346 

218 

2 35 

256 

324 

54 

201 

114 

71 
310 
317 
218 
331 
228 
324 
379 
387 
331 
386 
251 
178 

60 

29 
331 
331 
292,325,331 
331 
172 
317 
115 
324 
325 
292,331,331 

71 

324 

324,331 



432 



Johnson, Russell 


112 


Jones, Peter 


100 


Stella 


355 


Roy Barton 


126 


William 


317,324 


Roy L. 


101 


Johnston, Alma G. 


129 


Sarah E. 


253 


Barbara L. 


267 


Wynne 


215 


Beverly V. 


267 


Jordon Mary 


43 


Braithwaite 


115 


Joseph , Charles 


57 


Diana 


368 


Leslie 


57 


Elizabeth 


118 


June, William S. 


264 


Ernest John 


115 


Justice, Emmett 


307 


Lyman T. 


267,267 


Mr. 


250 


Mary A. 


118,267 


Justin, Olive Alberta 


181 


Minnie 


247 


Kady, Thomas 


325 


Phoebe K. 


267 


Kaegle, Alfred 


309 


Phyllis Doreen 


115 


Kant , Anna 


190 


Thomas, Sr, 


118 


Karl, Stephen 


25 


William J. 


129 


Kathems,Ann 


272 


Jolliffe, Clara Grace 


362 


Katliff .Marie 


242 


Eva M. 


362 


Kaufman, He Iga 


89 


Harley G. 


362 


Ruth 


114 


Harry 


362 


Kautman,Kim 


226 


Helen G. 


362 


Kebbon, Robert 


31 


James 


362,362 


Keefe, Anne C 


338 


Lucy 


362 


Lome 


338 


Mary G. 


381 


Keeler,Mary Ann 


120 


Ruth L. 


362 


Keesler.Abbie 


379 


Thomas 


99 


Eli B. 


379 


William 


381 


Emily, Mrs 


379 


William Lome 


362 


Jacob W. 


379 


Jones, A, Rev. 


374 


Keith, Rev. 


365 


Adrian 


153 


Kelly, Bailey 


267 


Algie 


160 


Charlotte 


267 


Amanda 


101 


Donald 


260 


B.P. 


153 


Frank R. 


219 


Dorothy 


154 


George B. 


26 7 


Edward 


153 


Harl 


26 7 


Eva A. 


100 


John 


267 


E.W. 


153 


Julia E. 


58,65 


Floyd 


153 


Lydia Ann 


260 


Harold 


153,153 


Megan B. 


260 


Harry 


160 


Rita J. 


219 


Helen 


179,348 


Ruth E. 


219 


Ida Marie, Mrs 


101 


Sarah 


26 7 


Irene 


153 


Thomas 


219 


James M. 


126 


William H. 


267 


John 


253 


Kenedy, Richard L. 


212 


Lambert B. 


100 


Kennedy, Annie A. 


180 


Let a Roberta 


128 


Charles 


161 


Lizzie 


253 


Douglas 


265 


Lola 


57 


Elizabeth M. 


268 


Mable "Kit" 


160 


Georgia 


161 


Mary 


100 


Helen G. 


273 


Matilda, Mrs 


153 


John 


180,268 


Maxine 


153 


L.Durelle 


181 


Milton 


362 


Thomas 


216 


Myrtle, Mrs 


153 


Thomas J. 


268 


Pelig 


160 


Kenney,Mary J. 


363 



433 



Keppler, Betty L. 


220 


Knight ,Katherine, Mrs 


161 


Harold 


220 


Knoet gen, Donna 


156 


Kerian,Ann Caroline 


89 


Harold 


156 


Kerr, Nellie 


386 


Nellie 


156 


Kessell.Leon G. 


228 


Knowles,Frida 


278 


Kester, Charles 


267 


Knox, John Wayne 


337 


Marjorie 


267 


Knuth,Lena 


28 


Ketteringham, Charles G. 


116 


Kolar,Mary 


124 


Kilbum.Mable 


299 


Kolko, Carol 


184 


Myrtle 


297 


Kotch an, Janice 


387 


Kindt, Andrew 


361 


Peter 


387 


Carrie 


361 


Kotka,Alona L. 


318 


Mr. 


361 


Donna, Mrs 


318 


King,Charlene Corless 


39 


Eric N. 


318 


Donna Jean 


40 


Kristen A. 


318 


Franklin 


39,39 


Nels 


318 


Henry 


108 


Kramer, Dawn 


226 


Jerry 


102 


Harold 


226 


Jo Anne Marie 


39 


Kre 11, Margaret E. 


62 


Marsha Eileen 


40 


Kruege r , Caroline 


244 


Mary J. 


363 


Ed 


248 


Phyllis Annette 


41 


Emma C. 


244 


Rosalee Joline 


40 


Ferdinand 


244 


Sandra 


39 


Michael G. 


242 


Sharon 


39 


Kubasiak,Joe Ann B. 


30 


Warren C. 


39 


Walter 


30 


Warren Dean 


39 


Kurtz, Pauline 


122 


Kingrea, Bryan D. 


124 


Kyle, Alice M. 


249 


Catherine Ann 


124 


Charles M. 


249 


Cynthia Irene 


124 


Elva 


249 


David 


124 


Frances M. 


249 


Mary Christine 


124 


Frank B, 


250 


Kinsey,Alden 


369 


Georgianna M. 


250 


David 


369 


Harold 


249 


Linda Lee 


369 


Harry C, 


250 


Sandy 


369 


Hazel 


249 


Scott 


369 


Marion L. 


249 


Sharon Rae 


369 


Olive 


249 


Kipp, Clinton 


274 


Samuel 


249 


Kittery, Harriet 


214 


Thomas 


249,249 


Harry 


214 


LaBelle, Douglas M. 


112 


Klow, Lunette 


106 


La Croix, Cynthia 


200 


Knapp,Ada 


341 


LaFever, James 


192 


Carolyn 


82 


Jeanne 


192 


Edwin E. 


42 


Laidlaw,Ardis A. 


385 


Leona 


40 


Clarence Oscar 


182 


Mary Jane 


374 


Clinton Thomas 


182 


Mary Leah 


341 


Donald 


183 


Stella 141, 


,111,341 


Elizabeth 


182,197 


William 111, 


,341,373 


Gladys Madeline 


182 


William A. 


42 


Helen 


182 


Knapper, Charles 


341 


Henry 


182,182 


Helene M. 


354 


Henry Lave me 


183 


Peter 


354 


James Lave me 


183 


Knickerbocker, James 


385 


John 


182 


Knif fen, Jessie I. 


190 


Lydia Jane 


182,197 


Knight, Alice Lurene 


78 


Mitzi 


182 



434 



Laidlaw, Thomas 


182,197 


Lauth, Harold C. 


335 


Lake, John Elder 


49 


Patricia Ann 


335 


Lalond.Mary J. 


200 


Lavin, Blanche, Albert a 


119 


Lamb, Cliff 


171 


Cecile D. 


119 


Linda 


171 


Ella Mae 


119 


Mary Helen 


171 


John 


119 


Lambert, Polly 


211 


Melvina 


119 


Lampman,Fred 


31 


Michael James 


119 


Nellie M. 


31 


Thomas 


119,119 


Lancaster, James E. 


266,266 


Lawrence, Jean May 


70 


Katharine 


266 


Walter Glenn 


70 


Richard B. 


266 


Lawson,Lana 


237 


Land, Lulu 


171 


Lay ton, Mary A. 


215 


Lane, Alberta Evelyn 


179 


Learn, Grace Jean 


375 


Alice Elizabeth 


180 


Leaser, Mary L. 


352 


Alonzo 


179 


Leavitt, Brian 


258 


Bruce Strack 


181 


Norma 


258 


Charles Oliver 


180 


Ray 


258 


Clinton Ellis 


181 


Lee, Nancy Kate 


72 


Cyrus 


179,181 


Robert Edward 


72 


Dorothy 


181 


Leeson,Edna 


275 


Elizabeth J. 


179 


Grace 


2 75 


Ernest 


180 


Harold C. 


2 75 


Ernest Cyrus 


181 


Ina B. 


275,376 


Etta Mae 


316 


Sarah A. 


2 75 


Helen Margaret 


181 


Tyler 


2 75 


Iva Merle 


181 


William 


275,275 


John Wesley 


180 


Leggette, Herbert 


37 


Lela 


180 


Maud 


37 


Leland 


180 


Leland, Aaron 


203 


Levi Gilbert 


181,181 


Lenfesty, Andrea Y 


234 


Mable 


181 


Barbara S. 


234 


Mary E. 


179 


James F. 


2 34 


Maxine 


247 


Myra C. 


234 


Minnie 


179 


Lennox, David 


229 


Mr. 


331 


Leroy, Willi am 


96 


Oliver 


179 


Ler tola, Dale 


343 


Oliver Acle 


181 


Lewis, Fred 


130 


Polly 


179 


Jean 


352 


Sarah 


181 


Jodi 


130 


Sarah Elizabeth 


180 


Marie E. 


224 


Wesley 


180 


Mr. 


284 


Wilbur Chauncey 


180 


Susan M 


377 


Winnifred 


180 


Trisha 


338 


Langmack , Roberta 


236 


Liebherr, Beverly 


300 


Lapham,Achillias A. 


176 


Lincoln, Ann 


286 


Mae 


176 


Elizabeth 


286 


Larkwor thy, Anne Grace 


171 


Lemuel 


286 


Larsen, Barbara 


313 


Mary 


286 


Larzelere, Jacqueline 


29 


Lindahl, George 


235 


Lash, Florence 


262 


Margaret A. 


235 


Laubeck, Robert E, 


233 


Thomas G. 


235 


Laur, Grace 169 


Lucy 32 7 


Lindh, Esther 


307 


Lanser,Carl 


313 


Lindsay, Angela M. 


274 


Lauth,Ardell W. 


335 


Arnold A. 


373 


Christian, M. P. 


335 


Donna J. 


2 74 


Corless 


335 


Fred 134, 


149,274 



A 35 



Lindsay, Gail A. 


274 


Locklin.John Joe 


92 


George R. 


373 


Joseph R. 


91 


Hannah 


323 


McCager 


91 


James 


373 


Olive 


91 


Jane 


323,325 


Patsy Jean 


92 


John 


323,323 


Sharon Louise 


92 


John C. 


274 


Teddy Mack 


92 


Margaret E. 


274 


Locky, Annie 


113 


Martha 


323 


Lofquist,Arley R. 


131 


Mary 


323 


Donald A. 


131 


Mary Gertrude 


169 


Harold W. 


131 


Oswald 


373 


Kenneth R. 


131 


Robert 


274 


Susanne N. 


131 


Ross 


118 


Long, Lulu M, 


52,268 


Susan 


274 


William 


52 


Thomas 


323 


Longfield, Clayton 


382 


William 


323 


John H. 


382 


William B. 


274 


Kensie 


382 


William C, 


274 


Marjorie 


382 


William F. 


274 


Lord, Ada M. 


385 


William G. 


274 


Losey, Gladys 


176 


William J. 


274 


Lott,A.L, ,Mrs 


42 


William J. Jr 


169 


George F. 


36 


Zelpha 


373 


Pamelia 


42 


Lindsay, Gary 


319 


William F. 


36,36 


Lindstrom,Mr. 


19 7 


Loucks,Mr. 


292 


Linn, Mary 


216 


Louden, James ,Dr, 


120 


Little, Angela 


61 


Lovell,Anna A. 


385 


Arthur J. 


62 


Levi 


253 


Charles E, 


30 


Mary 


172 


Dudley 


61 


Lowe, Anni lee 


132 


Lenore 


62 


Lucas, Albert 


216 


Mariah 


215,373 


Calvin W. 


215 


Millie 


379 


Maude A. 


215 


Wee Tiny 


61 


Luce, Dave 


354 


William J. 


379 


Walter 


52 


Litwaitus,John 


35 


Luethe , Alfred L. 


319 


Livingston,Erma 


313 


Allan W. 


318 


Joseph W. 


313 


Amond M.B. 


317 


Laura 


114 


Benjamin G. 


320,320 


Mary Vida 


313 


Betty, Mrs 


320 


Vem 


313 


Brenda L. 


319 


Wesley 


313 


Christina L. 


317 


Livingstone, Elizabeth 


353 


Claire E. 


318 


Lloyd, Terry 


92 


Craig S. 


319 


Lobdell,Marjorie 


299 


Daniel Luke 


318 


Loche,Emmett 


30 


Darren L. 


320 


Maybelle 


30 


David P. 


320 


Locke, Andrew 


56 


Dawn R, 


320 


Jessie 


56 


Donna Lou 


317 


Lockerby, Minnie E. 


31 


Doris Ramon a 


318 


William 


31 


Echo Virginia 


318 


Lockh art, Hugh 


227 


Fred 


315 


Locklin,Bill 


91 


Gail 


319 


Donald Lee 


92 


Gary 


320 


Goldie 


91 


Grant 


320 


Jesse 


91 


Gregory 


319 



4 36 



Luethe, Harold J, 


319 


Irma E. 


318 


John 


243,319 


Karen S. 


320 


Karl L. 


320 


Kimberly Kay 


317 


Larry Lynn 


317 


Lori Lynn 


317 


Mallory B. 


317 


Mark A, 


318 


Mary, Mrs. 


320 


Mathew L. 


318 


Paiil C. 


320 


Paula A. 


320 


Rebecca 


319 


Robin L. 


319 


Roxanne 


319 


Samuel A. 


240,316 


Samuel J. 


318 


Stacie R. 


319 


Teresa 


319 


Travis 


320 


Viola T. 


319 


Virginia E. 


317 


William 


319,319 


William L. 


317 


Wilma M.L. 


316 


Luft.Debra Ann 


162 


Karen Sue 


162 


Robert S. 


162 


Suzanne Marie 


162 


Lums ford, Mary 


39 


Luschen, Margaret 


250 


Luthi, Benedict 


315 


Casper 


315 


Christian 


243,315 


Fred 


315 


Hans 


315 


John 


315 


Samuel 


315 


Luton, Harry J. 


139 


Lyons, Allan Homer 


112 


Bill 


140 


Charles W. 


228 


Clessly H. 


111 


Erwood Corless 


112 


Eva May 


112 


Harrison H. 


278 


Hazel Vemod 


112 


Henry 


140 


Homer 111, 


,140,278,341 


Joan Doreen 


112 


John 


111,111 


Margaret Betty 


112 


Marie 


108,363 


Mary Jane, Mrs 


140,187 


Rita Ray 


112 



Lyons, Romona Jean 


112 


Virgil 


108 


William 


278 


Mabee, Margaret 


381 


Mary 


126 


William P. 


126 


Ma cDonald, Charles 


301 


Dexter 


301 


Kenneth 


326 


Mace,Terri Lynn 


254 


Mack, Mon tie 


366 


Peter 


366 


Mackintosh, A. ,Rev. 


47 


Mackinzie, Angela 


178 


Catherine 


178 


John 


178 


Kenneth 


178 


Stuart Calvin 


178 


MacLeish, Amanda Elizabeth 


180 


Anna 


180 


Charlotte 


180 


Ella 


180 


James 


180,180 


Winnif red 


180 


MacLysaght, Edward 


17 


MacMil Ian, Edith S. 


128 


MacPherson, Archibald D. 


198 


John A. 


198 


Karie Noel 


198 


MacVicar, Brent P. 


376 


Len 


376 


Stacie 


376 


Tricia D. 


376 


Madden, Fran cine E. 


162 


Maginnis , Frank 


283 


Mahaffy, Anna 


342 


Mildred M. 


349 


Mahoney, Coral K. 


225 


Mahood,Earl 


120 


Ernest 


120 


Main, Floyd 


191 


Ila 


191 


Mable 


191 


Thomas 


191 


Ma j e mi ck , Ch ri s t ophe r 


174 


Craig 


174 


Ed 


174 


Scott 


174 


Maki,Marilou 


62 


Neil John 


62 


Mallard, Margaret 


111 


Neil 


111 


Nellie 


111 


Maloney, Helen 


313 


Malpass, Virginia 


378 


Man Chester, John 


342 



437 



Man Chester, William 


97 


Martin, Allan 


196 


Manight.Mary 


323 


Beverly 


196 


Mann, Emma 


273 


Birdie A. 


343 


James 


138 


Caroline Harris 


156 


Jesse M. 


273 


Christina 


196 


Martha 


273 


Emest 


374 


Manning , Ben j amin 


216 


Fred E. 


374 


Etta 


309 


Glenn 


274 


Hattie 


118 


James 


283 


Hulda 


121 


Jana 


156 


Lvke 


118,121,122 


Jill 


156 


Subrina 


122 


John 


196,196 


Manring, Benjamin 


216 


Joyce 


177 


Mapica, Tania 


79 


Leta S. 


174 


Marake,Edna 


361 


Russell 


91 


Maras,Marjorie 


61 


Sandra 


196 


March, James D. 


201 


Martindale, Carolyn V. 


116 


Marchi, Ellen E. 


234 


Martonak, Maria 


132 


George 


234 


Mart us, Lucille 


345 


Peter D. 


234 


Maser, Jacob 


221 


Marion, Clarence 


190,342 


Ruth N. 


221 


Fern, Mrs 


191 


Mason, Harry, Dr. 


193 


Gertrude 


190 


Hannah 


85 


Helen 


191 


Miles 


85 


Kenneth 


191 


Robert 


85 


Marjorie 


191 


Mather, Dan C. 


308 


Minnie 


189 


Ray 


308 


Otto 


190 


Matheson, Donald 


112 


Pearl, Mrs 


191 


Douglas R. 


112 


Russell 


190 


James D. 


112 


Walford 


190 


Mary J. 


112 


William H. 


189,190 


Robert S. 


112 


Marlatt,Ada 


138 


Mathews .Albert 


135 


Alma 


138 


Maude 


258 


Clara 


138 


Nellie 


135 


Clark 


138 


Matthews , Harry 


283 


Elizabeth 


138 


Mauring , Ben j amin 


216 


George A. 


138 


Mayer, Eugene P. 


255 


Hannah A. 


138 


Mazzola, Dominic 


90 


John 


138 


Michael David 


90 


Joseph 


138 


Robert Or in 


90 


Margaret 


138 


McAfee, Jack T. 


125,125 


Peter J. 


138 


McAllister, Brenda 


350 


Mars , J . 


117 


Bryan 


350 


Marsh, Gordon 


133 


David 


350 


James 


133 


Gordon 


350 


John A. 


229 


John 


349 


Richard W. 


229 


Mark 


350 


Robert A. 


229 


Marcia 


350 


Sidney 


133 


Orville 


350 


Steven A. 


229 


Paul 


350 


William A. 


229 


William 


349 


Marshall, Jane 


225 


McBeth,Beth 


128 


Lydia 


272 


Billie J. ,Mrs. 


129 


Mable 


123 


Charles 


128 


Mildred 


176 


Donald C. 


129 


Nellie 


58 


Gladys Alberta 


129 



438 



McBeth, Hazel J. 
Marian G. 
Marjorie H, 


128 
129 
128 


McEwen,Mary Beatrice 
McFall.Roy 
McFarlane,Chloe E. 


170 
366 
211 


Norma M. 


129 


Claude 


211 


Thomas Albert 
McCaffery.Mary 
McCall, Colin Angus 

Ilene 


128 
110 
292 
320 


Clyde 
Daniel 

Florence Ann 
Frank 


211 
211 
211 
211 


Leota E. 
McCallum, James 


292 
324 


George I. 
Ina P. 


211 
211 


McCann, Bernard T. 


154 


James 


211 


Patricia R. 


154 


John 


211 


Virginia Lee 
McCauley, Alexander F. 
Leopold 


154 
112 
284 


Katherine 
Ray 
McGhee, Jessie 


211 
211 
348 


McClelland, Alfred 


40 


McGraw, Calvin E. 


162 


Audrey 


41 


James 


162 


Carolyn 
Harlan 


41 
40 


Jane 
Ronald 


34 
162 


Harlan R. 


41 


Sarah 


162 


Jolee 
Laura 
McClintock .Margare t 
Norman J. 
Patricia 


41 
41 

277 
277 
277 


McGregor, Duncan 

Wilhemina 
McHugh , Kate Hope 
Mcintosh , Jany ce 

Katherine 


281 
281 
72 
376 
299 


Roy L. 
McCloskey , Pearl 


173 
291 


Margaret 
Mildred 


380 
195 


McClure,Edna, Mrs 

Inez Jane 

John 
McConnell.Hugh 


248 

95 

248 

122 


Mclnty re, Allan 
Angus 
Archie 
Bertha 


275 
359 
360 
359 


Una Helen 
McCormick, Clarence L. 
Thomas J. 


122 
255 
255 


Bryce 
Clair 
Clifford 


360 
359 
359 


McCready,Ada 
Bathair 


342 
342 


Frances 
Iva 


359 
359 


Ellen Jane 


110 


Mervin 


359 


Emily Josephine 

James 

Josie 

Mary A. 

Nellie 


174 
110 
110 
110 

no 


McKay, Jennie 

Mary J. 

Mervyn 
McKenny,Beulah 

Celia 


366 
363 
175 
280 
382 


Nelson W. 


342 


Dan 


280 


McCreery, Marian 
McCuen, Diane L. 


114 
242 


Daniel 
Estella 


280 
280 


Wallace 


242 


Mrs. 


187 


McCullum, Minnie 


247 


McKenzie, Brent A. 


177 


Mc Curdy, Mrs 
McDonald, Gary 
McElroy, Clara V. 


134 
237 
26 7 


Dolores A. 
Howard 
John A. 


129 
129 
177 


Eva Ruth 


26 7 


Marsha Rose 


177 


Marjorie E. 
Robert A. 
Sarah Jane 


26 7 
26 7 
267 


Martha E. 
McKil lop, Betty 
Earl 


36 
197 
197 


Vaughn 
William 


267,267 
267,267 


Joan 
Marian 


197 
197 


McEown , Mrs 


187 


McKimmy, Frances H. 


216 



439 



McKnight ,Mary 




323 


McRae , Laura 


327 


McL ach 1 an , All ce , Mrs 




290 


McTavish, Allen D. 


336 


(McLachlin) 






McVicker, Betty L. 


130 


Archibald 


359, 


,369 


Marvin 


130 


Catherine 




365 


Nina 


130 


Daniel 


291: 


,300 


Meagher, James 


337 


Elizabeth 300,359 


,360 


Thomas H. ,Dr. 


337 


Emerson 




301 


Mease , Helen 


60 


George E. 




291 


Robert Ivan 


60,60 


Grace 


359 


,362 


Meek, Florence 


65 


Fronie,Mrs 




291 


Joseph 


65 


Isabella 280,280 


,300 


Meddough, Richard 


298 


James 


300 


,360 


Mees,Carel 


170 


John 


280: 


,359 


Mark Jacob 


170 


Joe 




290 


Maria Kathleen 


170 


Larry- 




331 


Mauri tz 


170 


Margaret 




360 


Me ickle, Austin 


281 


Mary A. 


290 


,359 


Meinzer, Bridget Lillian 


111 


Ross 




292 


Hans 


111 


McLarty, Sally Ann 




19 3 


Sony a 


111 


McLaury , Leonard 




95 


Mellor,Anne Louise 


38 


McLeod, Robert 




174 


Bradford Maurice 


38 


McMann,Arlene 




191 


Mary Alice 


38 


Charles 




298 


Maurice L. 


38 


Louise 




191 


Memeke,Goldie 


32 


Muriel 




191 


Mercer,Juanita 


74 


Sterling 




191 


Kenneth 


74,74 


Wilbur 




191 


Stephen Reece 


74,74 


McMath, Andrew Jackson 




74 


Merrill, Nellie 


186 


Angela Lee 




74 


Metz, Catherine 


101 


Bill 




74 


Meye r , H . 


314 


Melissa Jane 




74 


James H. 


225 


Peggy 




74 


Meyers, Harry G. 


249 


McMillan, Edith S. 




128 


Sandi 


258 


Fern 




182 


Mi eke Is on, Carol Ann 


228 


Richard 




182 


Marilyn Kay 


228 


McMurphy ,Dougle 




176 


Richard Gene 


228 


McMurr ay, Laura V. 




131 


Ronald Lee 


228 


McNabb, Gladys 




299 


Shirley Jean 


228 


McNeil, Floyd 




226 


Walter 


228 


Ida Mae 




136 


Middle r, Jessie, Mrs 


348 


Marie 




226 


Mi ddleton, Betsy 


71 


Vivian 




226 


Milboum, Pamela Arlene 


184 


McNitt, Brian 




87 


Millar, Charleen Arleen 


37 


Joseph Edward 




86 


Elizabeth R. 


231 


Raymond 




86 


Mable 


35 


McNutt.Ada 




364 


L.Robert 


37 


McPherson , Raymond 




201 


Fame li a, Mrs 


42 


McQui ggan , Albe rt 


128 


,128 


Winnifred 


240 


Eileen 




128 


Millard, Gifford 


219 


Gary 




128 


Kent A. 


219 


George W, 




128 


Larry 


219 


Keith 




128 


Mark A. 


219 


Maxwell 




128 


Miller, Alice 


202 


Norma 




128 


Bertha 


103 


Olive 




128 


Cass 


108 


Will 




139 


Charles 


103,108 



440 



Miller, Corabelle 


181 


Moore, Earl Wayne 


267 


Corless 


108,108 


Elva May 


378 


David C. 


103,103 


Gary 


237 


Donna 


179 


George 


266 


Elsa 


320 


Gladys 


331 


Enos 


103,108 


Gordon E. 


331 


Guerin 


103 


Harry 


331 


Hettie 


85 


J.L. 


328 


Homer 


312 


James 


123 


Ida 


54 


James L. 


330,378 


Larry M. 


108 


Kenneth 


331 


Lee 


108 


Lome 


123 


Lyle Cass 


108 


Martha Edith 


69 


Michael C. 


103 


Mary Isabel 


330 


Opal Mae 


108 


Maude 


331 


Oscar 


103,108 


Maxwell G. 


123 


Patricia 


103 


Meta 


317 


Paul T. 


367 


Michael Condict 


69 


Reg 


290 


Mr. 


325,365 


Millikan, B. Harrison 


157 


Newell 


331 


Millinger, Nancy 


158 


Nina 


374 


Mills, Peter Austin 


19 3 


Patricia 


320 


Miner, Clara 


298 


Ralph W. 


266 


Edgar A. 


298 


Ray 


123 


Mingus.Lillian A. 


241 


Sarah Ann 


386 


Minthom.Eber 


40 


Shirley C. 


~ 331 


Jared B. 


40 


Solomon 


169 


John 


40,40 


Tessie 


210 


Minto, Jennie 


365 


Violet M. 


362 


Mohr, Christian 


237 


Will 


374 


Christine 


237 


William 


105 


Mohrhardt, Betty J. 


302 


Willie 


374 


Cevin R. 


30 


Zerueaet 


169 


Charles R. 


30 


Mo ran, Rebecca 


337 


Christian F. 


29 


Morgan, Alonzo 


307 


Christine R. 


30 


Archie 


231 


Craig R. 


30 


Bunyon 


307 


Curt R. 


30 


Even 


307 


Doris B. 


30 


Fern 


307 


George E. 


30 


Henry 


307 


Montague,Merilla 


365 


Jane 


307 


MonteskijAnna Marie 


89 


John 


307 


Cosmer Lawrence 


89 


Lee 


307 


Montgomery , James 


156 


Lewis 


307 


Monyhan,Maxine G. .Mrs 


260 


Lillie 


213 


Robert 


260 


Lois 


76 


Moody, Charles 


97 


Mary 


307 


Charlotte 


97 


Mary Jane 


229 


William 


97 


Pearl 


74 


Moore.Alvin 


374 


Rosetta 


308 


Anne 


331 


Mo rley, Karen 


198 


Beverly A. 


266 


Peter ,Mrs 


360 


Bruce 


123 


Morris, Ann E. 


36 


Bumice 


331 


Bert 


296,296 


Clara 


331 


Betty 


296 


Condict 


68 


Elizabeth 


360 


Don Lorenzo 


68 


Ellen 


117 



4A1 



Morris.Ethelene 296 

Eugene 36 

Evelyn 296 

Jefferson E. ,Dr. 36 

John M. 117 

Kathy.Mrs 80 

Richard 296 

Scott 296 

Morrison, Birdie E. 65 

Erie W. 221 

Francis H. 65 

Frank H. 65 

Josephine Pearl 65 

Kathy 80 

Kevin Lee 221 

Larry 221 

Louise S. 65 

Nellie M. 65 

Pearl, Mrs 65 

Ralph W. 65 

Samuel J. 65 

Scott A. 221 

Walton M. 236 

William 221 

Morrman, Minnie 28 

Morrow, Diane F. 255 

Mildred 65 

Moser,Adele 312 

Agneta 218 

Mosher, Peter 272 

Moss, Mrs 187 

Nella 293 

Mot ley, Benjamin 158,158 

Emma Elmeda 158 

Sada Mae 158 

Motz, Donald Lee 248 

Marcy Ann 248 

Nancy M. 248 

Theodore 248 

Moulton,Mae 236 

Mower, Bruce 114 

Nancy J. 114 

Mowry,Louisa 93 

Mullen, Margaret E. 328 

Mulligan, Hazel Delia 70 

Hugh 312 

John 312 

Muncil,Rose 185 

Munroe,Fay 274 

Munson.Amund 244 

Amund,Jr 246 

Bertha 244 

Betsy, Mrs 247 

Betty 246 

Carl D. 247 

Clyde 247,247 

Dorothy 246 



Munson,Elna,Mrs 

George 

Gladys, Mrs 

Guy 

Henry 

Henry W. 

Homer 

James 

Jessie C. 

John D. 

Joyce, Mrs 

Lewis J. 

Loren 

Manilla A. 

Margie 

Mary J. 

Millie L. 

Pearl 

Ralph 

Raymond 

Robert 

Rodger 

Ruth 

Vernon 

William M. 
Murphy , Cindy 

Daniel M. 

David Dean 

Dean Ellis 

Gerald J. 

Joshua Murl 

Terra Colleen 

William F, 
Murray, John G. 

Ruth 

Susan L. 
Museut , Richard 
Mus grave, Donald 

Mary Etta 

Paul 

William 
Muskett, Richard 
Muth, Donna M. 
Meyers, Harry G. 
Myhrs, Nelson Fillmore 
Naeronoff .Helen 
Nagy , Jeane 

Louis 
Napper, Charles 

Peter 
Narrance, John 
Neeley, Sarah 
Neff .Ernest 

Mable N. 
Peter 

Robert 
Nefzger, Charles H 



247 
247 
246 
247 
246 
244 
247 
246,247 
246 
246.246 
247,247 
246 
246 
247 
247 
247 
246 
246 
247 
247 
246,246 
246 
246 
247 
247 
353 
61 
61 
61 
353 
62 
61 
61 
382 
175 
382 
389 
153 
153 
153 
153 
389 
127 
249 
63 
169 
351 
351 
341 
354 
57 
29 
331 
293 
331 
331 
211 



442 



Nefzger,Dick 




211 


Mary A. Mrs 




212 


Neil, Cecil J, 




382 


Nelles, Elizabeth 


171 


Sarah Ann 




171 


Warner 




171 


Nelson.Beulah 




314 


Christopher J 


.F. 


199 


Elyse 




166 


Frederic M. 




199 


John 




186 


Judy M. 




199 


Larry F. 




199 


Mary L. 




199 


Melissa D. 




199 


Michael A. 




199 


Michael 




243 


Rachael A. 




243 


Violet Mae 




198 


Nesbitt,Asa Margaret 


169 


Elizabeth 




331 


Esther 




331 


The Family 




321 


John 




331 


Joseph 




331,331 


Martha 




331 


Rebecca 




331 


Ness, Hazel 




238 


Newcombe, Amelia 




290 


Newell, Aaron 




325 


Agnes, Mrs. 




326 


Alexander 


1816 


328 


Alexander ca 


1832 


324 


Albert 


186 7 


333 


Alice S. 


1911 


327 


Alma 


1917 


327 


Andrew 


1819 


329 


Andrew S. 


1864 


330 


Andrew S. 


1855/6 


332,382 


Ann 




325 


Anna 




325 


Archie 




328 


Bessie 




213 


Betsy 


1858 


330 


Bill 




327 


Camby F. 


1874 


329 


Charles 


1846 184 


,326,327 


Charles ca 


1872 


327 


Clayton A. 


1907 


327 


Delia Mae 


1889 


330 


Dolly 




327 


Dorothy 




332 


Edith 


1872 


329 


Edward 




324,326 


Edwin 


1875 


326 


Edwin C. 


1918 


329 


Effie Etta ca: 


1869 


326 



Newell, Elizabeth 325,330 


,332,377 


Elizabeth, Mrs 


326 


Esther 


1870 


331 


Flossie 




327 


Foster I 


1827 


331 


Foster II 


1846 


185,329 


Foster S. 




332 


Frances E. 




329 


Francis "Frank"1858 


332 


Francis W. "Frank" 1866 


326 


Frank 




324,325 


George W. 


1840 


325 


George Frederick 1880 


326 


George 




326 


George 


1906 


326 


Glenn 


1909 


327 


Harriet 


1856 


330 


Hazel 




327 


Henry N. 


1855 


324 


Isaac 




325 


Isaac Newton 1872 


326 


James R. ,1 


cal750 


321 


James II 


cal781 


323 


James III 


1814 


325 


James IV 


1840 


185,329 


James, Dr. V 


cal847 


165,330 


James VI 


1857 


332 


James 




324 


James L. 


1866 


326 


James 


1872 


325 


James 




332 


James 


1912 


328 


Jane 




325 


Jean 




327,328 


Jennie 




326 


John 


cal775 


323 


John 


180 7 


325 


John 


1838 


324 


John 


1845 


326 


John R. 


1853 


330 


John R. 


1854 


324 


John 




327 


Joseph 


1854 


328 


Lave me 




330 


Lena 


1886 


327 


Leslie 




325 


Lewis (Louis 


) 


332,382 


Luxley L. 




332 


Mable 


1869 


330 


Margaret 




323 


Margaret Jane 


324 


Margaret 


1848 


325 


Margaret A. 


1852 


324 


Margaret M. 


1877 


327 


Margaret A. 


Mrscal845 


326 


Marjorie 




328 


Marguerite 




327 



443 



Newell, Mariah J 


. ,Mrs 183f 


i 324 


Nickels, Alfred 


374 


Martha 


1824 


331 


Bertha 


374 


Marth A. 


1849/50 


32 8 


Clara 


374 


Martha 


1874 


32 7 


Harvey 


374 


Martha 




328 


John H. 


374 


Martin E. 


1868 


326 


Ruth 


374 


Mary 


1822 


331 


Nichol, Sarah E. 


348 


Mary 


323, 


325,325 


Nicholas .Arnold 


153 


Mary Ellen 




325 


Donald 


153 


Mary 


1853 


331,380 


Juanita 


153 


Mary Jane 


1869 


326 


Robert 


153 


Mary Elizabeth 1877 


326 


Virginia 


153 


Michael 




327 


Nichols, Amy 


271 


Mina 




325 


Beryl C. Jr 


132 


Nan, Mrs 




332 


Frank D. 


26 


Naomi 


1864 


324,377 


Mary 


215 


Nora L. 


1887 


330 


Nielson, Virginia Marie 


90 


Orton 


1882 


326 


Noah, John 


320 


Patrick 




327 


Michele A. 


320 


Pearl 


1888 


322 


Tammi J. 


320 


Pearl 


1891 


332 


Tiffany 


320 


Pearl E. ,Mrs 


1901 


327 


Noak, Connie 


175 


Peter S. 


1884 


328 


Noble, Dave 0. 


176 


Rebecca 


1855 


329,341 


Mr. 


148 


Reuben 


1864 183, 


,182,332 


Noblit, Walter 


33 


Richard 




332 


Nordstrom, Tom 


179 


Robert J. 


1805 


323 


Norton, Caroline 


314 


Robert J. ca 


1830 


324 


Elizabeth 


342 


Robert 




325 


John 


342 


Robert 




325 


John S, 


314 


Robert 


1848 


328 


Marcus 


314 


Ruby 




32 7 


Mary 


342 


Ruth Ann 




327 


Nicholas 


314 


Samuel 


1841 


329 


Phillip 


259 


Ted 




32 7 


Rubie D. 


257 


Teresa B. 


1891 


332 


Norvell, Alice 


257 


Thomas 


1858/9 


328 


Noseworthy ,Camby 


329 


Wallace 


1856 


99,328 


William H. 


329 


Wallace G. 


1882 


327 


Null, Susan Marie 


65 


Wellington 




325 


Nutt, Charles 0. 


53 


William 




325 


Gladys 


53 


William G. 


1840 


325 


Nye, Ralph R, Jr. 


64 


William James 


ca 1842 


326 


Oakly,Gemith 


103 


William 


1854 


325 


Oat man, Mae 


378 


Newton, Anna B. 




213 


' Conno r , Mauri ce 


194 


Earl 




213 


Odom, Betty 


353 


Eunice 




213 


Oien,Alvin F, 


250 


Harvey 




213 


01dfather,Fred 


153 


Hattie P. 




212 


Harry 


153 


Karen 




222 


Henry 


153 


Lucretia 




213 


Leon 


153 


Mary E. 




213 


Pauline 


153 


Nina E. 




212 


Ruth 


153 


Palmer 




213 


The r on 


153 


Palmer F. 




212 


Oldham, Jane Susanne 


198 


Thomas 




213 


Robert Leonard 


198 


William E. 




212 


Steven Douglas 


198 



444 



Oldham, Timothy Robert 
Oliver, Dorothy 
Elva 0. 
George F. 
Harold 
Kenneth 
Margaret 
Olive 
Olsen.Olga 
Omo, Joyce 

Wilbur 
O'Neill, Allan James 
Dennis, Grat ton 
Harry 

James Gordon 
James Neil 
Patricia Ann 
Oppenguard,Mr. 
Orman,Don 
Jamie 0. 
Sandra K. 
Ortiz, Marsha 
Osbom, Hazel Decke 

Thelma 
Ososkie, David Wayne 
Donald 
Donna 

Patty Lynne 
Richard Brian 
Stephen 
Ottawill, Frances 
Overby,Henrietta 
Overton, Georgia Etta 
Ovington, Betty 
Owens, Thelma 
Page,E.L. 
Eliphet 
Lorenzo 
Mary 

Melissa A. 
Rosina 
Paget, James E. 
Joseph 

Kenneth "Mac" 
Lori Ellen 
Lynne Anne 
Marian M. 
Paul Alan 
Palen.Ruby 
Palmer, Alfred C. 
Annie 
Bobbie C. 
Bonnie L. 
Charles 
Clara 

Clarence V. 
David M. 



198 Palmer. Dianne M. 

173 Dorothy M. 

173 Edward 

173 Elsie 

173 Emma C. 

173 Eva 

173 George 

261 Georgiette E. 

2 16 Howard 

64 Janice E. 

64 Laura 

111 Leota R. 

Ill Lyman 

110 Marilyn M. 

110 Myra H. 

111 Robert D. 
Ill Ruth 

153 Wentworth 

320 Palumbo,Marcene M. 

320 Michael 

320 Papineau, Elizabeth 

156 Park, Olive 

95 Parker, Bonnie Lou 

^1 Clara M. 

104 Delores 

104 Dorinda 

104 Harold 

104 Howard 

104 John 

104 John Corless,Dr. 

336 John Edward 

346 Mamie 

71 Mr. 

175 Roberta A. 

219 Sandra Jean 

93 Parkinson, Charles 

36 7 George 

209 Parks, Karen Lee 

172 Mary A. 

367 Stephen A. 

367 Parmenteer, Rebecca 

122 Parshall, Myrtle 

122 Parsons, Charles 

122 Nancy Maebell 

122 Partch,Tom 

122 Parton,Mary 

122 Partridge,Raha Pearl 

122 Pasual,Delio 

137 Paseka, Dolores Mae 

234 John A. 

369 Pathson, Susan 

233 Pattee, Harriet 

233 Patten, Annie, Mrs 

233,233 Annie 

369 Basil 

233 Bert G. 

234 Charles 



233 

234 

369 

82 

120 

137 

369 

233 

233,233 

233 

369 

233 

369 

234 

233 

233 

247 

369 

221 

221 

274 

53 

319 

94 

337 

35 

319 

68 

34,34 

35 

35 

210 

65 

35 

35 

56 

56 

238 

205 

238 

158 

296 

291 

131 

210 

338 

92 

102 

254 

254 

307 

298 

137 

137 

137 

137 

136,137,137 



A45 



Patten, George 


137 


Peters, Charles 


364 


Harry 


137 


Vera 


364 


Herbie 


137 


Pettet, Charles 


136 


Ivadell 


137 


Pettit, Mercy 


388 


Jesse A. 


136 


Pettis, Maudine 


248 


John W. 


137 


Petrie,Leo 


214 


Laura Ellen 


136,137 


Peura, Edwin 


351 


Olive Mary 


136 


Mable 


351 


William 


137,137 


Richard A. Dr. 


351 


Patterson, Walter 


273,375 


Pfister, Donald A. 


317 


Pattison,Don 


155 


Frederick J. 


317 


Pattock, Sarah 


126 


John F. 


317 


Patton, Dallas 


228 


Phillips, Bonnie B. 


256 


George, Gen 


350 


Elisha 


282 


Joyce Lynn 


229 


Everett C. 


236 


Mary Lou 


229 


Heide H, 


256 


Nile E. 


228 


John J. 


256 


Rodney E. 


229 


Larry H. 


256 


Sharon Jean 


229 


Ronald 


194 


Velma 


229 


Sylvester 


190 


Pauley, Edna 


248 


Philput, Susan 


384 


Payne, Raymond D. 


32 


Pickens, Dan 


249 


Thelma Nadine 


131 


Darcie M. 


249 


Zion William 


131 


Diana 


249 


••-Pearson, Alt a Doreen 


127 


Tom 


249 


Ann 


126 


Pierce, Brook 


170 


Helen Jean 


127 


Nancy Jo 


170 


Janet Fay 


228 


Stacey 


170 


John 


126,127 


William 


170 


Lloyd 


127 


Pifer, Fred A. 


33 


Lova L. 


299 


Pigram, Cyril Henry 


114 


Mary 


122 


Henry J. 


114 


Melissa 


126 


James Cyril 


114 


Ronald Kenneth 


127 


Kimberly Jan 


114 


Sarah 


199 


Larry Wayne 


114 


Terry Lee 


127 


Michael S. 


114 


Peck,Jeffery R. 


369 


Pike, Sarah Jane 


324 


Richard W. 


369 


Pineo, Donna M. 


2 79 


Spaulding 


121 


Plot raschke, Alan L. 


368 


Sue 


369 


Carole 


36 7 


Wanda 


369 


Daniel 


36 7 


Pelly, Jessie L. 


387 


Nancy 


367 


Pender, Sarah A. 


216 


Norman 


368 


Pendreigh, John 


123 


William 


36 7 


William 


123 


Pitcher, Barbara 


25 


Perkins, Irene 


223 


Pitt, Elizabeth 


35 


Lydia 


143 


William 


35,35 


Mary 


56 


Pitts, Ellen 


125 


Mitchell 


223 


Place, Effie 


64 


Warren 


209 


Plank, Margaret 


369 


Perry, Arthur 


274 


Piatt, Robert 


174 


David 


2 74 


Platte, James 


229 


Ken 


172 


Plumb, George W. 


186,186 


Winnifred 


102 


William Wesley 


186 


Fetch, Ann 


27 


Polk, George W. 


254 


George 


27 


Marsha Lynn 


254 


Julia Etta 


27 


>tyma Mae 


254 



A46 



Polk, Richard A. 


254,254 


Rathka,Bemice Adeline 


186 


Pollard, Leila 


171 


Ratliff, Jessie Mae 


297 


Pond, Wilfred 


376 


Lee 


297 


Pope, Phillip E. 


94 


Rawlings, Catherine J. 


32 7 


Portch.Tom 


210 


Florence 


326 


Porter, Mr, 


308 


George 


326 


Sally 


353 


Newell 


327,327 


Poth, Donald 


190 


Raymond, Harriet E. 


200 


Nelda 


190 


John 


200 


Roy 


190 


Read, Edith 


107 


Sue, Mrs 


190 


Redden, Eva 


42 


Poult on, Archie 


378 


James 


42 


Powell, Brenda K. 


317 


Jenny E. 


42 


Wayne 


317 


Reed, Anne 


48,49 


Powers .Bonnie 


227 


Helen R. 


227 


Powling.Nora 


343 


John 


231 


Pratt, Linda 


237 


Lillian R. 


249 


Prenosil, Emily 


254 


Mr. 


48 


Prentice, Carl 


227 


Nancy M. ,Mrs 


47 


Prestaday , Chaule 


226 


Reeves, Daisey 


158 


Preston, Marguerite 


336 


David 


157 


Pridgeon,June 


319 


Dorothy 


157 


Priedmo re, Barbara 


345 


Earl 


157 


Everett 


345 


Genevieve 


157 


Hazel, Mrs 


197 


Herman 


157 


Priestman, Margaret Jean 


112 


Howard 


157 


Proper, Elizabeth 


305 


Martha 


157 


Pruit,Pluma 0. 


268 


Paul 


157 


Pry ce, Joy Dawn 


198 


Virgil 


157 


Puckett, Frank 


381 


Virginia 


157 


Olive P. 


381 


Reid, Edgar S. 


365 


Vemance M. 


250 


Margaret 


116 


Pugh, Robert 


226 


William 


365 


Puli do, Pauline 


242 


Reiling, Esther A. 


233 


Pullen,Mable 


247 


Re ini eke, Ruth J. 


187 


Purdy, Charles 


2 75 


Reis, Lucille 


220 


Putnam, Don 


388 


Remple , Daniel 


2 39 


Lome 


388 


Jeannine M 


239 


Ruth 


388 


Robert D. 


2 39 


Quay, Mr. 


240 


Sharon 


239 


Quimby, Pauline 


91 


Timothy D, 


239 


Rabbet, Albert E. 


123 


Renshaw,Omo 


92 


Radloff ,Harley 


220,220 


Reppert, Benjamin L. 


298 


Mary 


220 


John B. 


298 


Rahn, Edna 


246 


Retherford, Isadora 


194 


Rainey , Arthur 


312 


Josephine 


194 


Rambo, Addie 


308 


William H. . 


194 


Clark 


307 


Re veil, Harriet 


104 


Evan 


307 


Walter, Dr. 


104 


Leonard 


307 


Reynolds, Alma 


82 


Ramsey, Cheryl 


79 


Blanche E. 


261 


Harold 


79 


Dora 


308 


Li Hie Mae 


191 


Fremont 


82 


Ruth 


79 


Ilia, Mrs 


82,391 


Randolph, George 


52 


James A. 


308 


Mr. 


197 


Joseph 


81 


Sandra J. 


233 


Mary 


81 



A47 



Reynolds , Phoebe 


308 


Roberts, Christine 


388 


Ren a 


308 


Henry M. 


216 


Roscoe (Ross) 


82 


John 


215 


Will 


308 


John W. 


216 


William 


26 


Lincoln A. 


216 


William H. 


81,268 


Lydia L. 


216 


Ri card , Lorinda 


184 


Malinda M. 


216 


Rice,Arlene 


297 


Morgan 


109 


Beatrice 


37 


Sheridan 


222 


Floyd Manley 


297 


Robertson, Adah E. 


291 


George G. 


123 


Daisy P. 


291 


Gladys M. 


123 


Edwin P. 


291 


Henry R. 


197 


Gordon E. 


291 


John P. 


202 


Grace 


291 


Mary L. 


19 7 


Hazel Mae 


291 


Richards, Frances 


210 


James A. 


291 


Richardson, Bridget 


291 


Jean I 


291 


Irene 


343 


John 


179 


Louise 


343 


John, Col 


285 


Melinda 


300 


Owen 


291 


William J. 


343 


Robinson, Betty 


78 


Richter,Trudchen 


254 


Bing R. 


29 


True 


254 


Carlene M. 


29 


RickettSjBen L. 


233 


Caroline A. 


29 


Michael A, 


234 


Clarence R. 


93 


Richard 


274 


Clifford C. ,Dr. 


93 


Shirley L. 


234 


Edward 


364 


Timothy R. 


234 


Edward M. 


28 


Rideout , Marilyn 


228 


Esther, Mrs 


328 


Riddle, Elmo 


387 


Frederick M. 


28 


Pearl 


387 


James E. 


29 


Shirley F. 


387 


Keith G. 


29 


Rieger, Ernest 


296 


Kenneth 


29,29 


Rienicke,Ruth J. 


187 


Larry P. 


29 


Riess, Richard T. 


106 


Lucie, Mrs 


29 


Victor 


106 


Lucile G. 


28 


Rindelhardt,Karl 


130 


Michael 


28 


Math an A. 


131 


Michael 0. 


29 


Otto P. 


130 


Norma 


351 


Ronald F. 


130 


O.M. 


384 


Rosemarie 


130 


Paul F. 


29 


Verity Andrea 


130 


Reginald Edward 


78 


Walter 0. 


130 


Thomas E. 


28 


RittenburgjRuth A. 


368 


Robson,Jean 


178 


Rittenhouse, Jesse Lee, Jr. 


132 


Rock, Chester 


10 7 


Ritter, Clara 


101 


Iva 


107 


Elijah 


101 


Rockefeller, Al 


295 


Ida 


101 


Rockey ,Ross 


388 


Roach, Emma Jane 


194 


Rockwell, Betsy 


264 


Robbins , Charles 


210 


Charles 


155 


Jennie 


210 


Hannah 


155 


Lucena 


225 


Rose Ann 


155 


Wayne 


209,210 


Rocky , Jane 


328 


Roberts, Alfred 


287 


Rodison,Ann 


213 


Arnold 


222 


Rodriquez,Gary L. 


242 


Charles E. 


216 


Richard 


242 


Charles W. 


215 


Robin R. 


242 



448 



Rodriquez, Steven R. 
Ro dwe 1 1 , Lawren ce 

Mr. 
Rogers, Rebecca 
Rolling, Walter 
Rollins, Olive 
Root, Brian 
Clare 
Cynthia 
Elma 
Lance 
Robert 
Rose, Edward 
Rosien,Fred 
Janice 
Lois 
Ross, Abigail 

Fred L. 
Rourke,Mary L. 
Michael 
Rosalie M. 
Ro usher, Marcella 
Row, Clara Ethel 
Edith 
Frank 
Gerald 
Harold 
James 

James Clarence 
Joyce 
Luella G. 
Mary E. 
Robert Earl 
Rowan, Donna F. 
Douglas G. 
John Gordon 
Ronald J. 
Wayne G. 
Roy, Annie A. 
Anthony P. 
Brian S. 
Deanna Rose 
De lores Y. 
George Ervin 
Grant Ervin 
Marilyn Joyce 
Norma J, 
Terri 
William 
William G. , Jr. 
Royster, Sarah E. 

William 
Rube 1, Gertrude 

Mr. 
Ruckle, Mr. 
Rumri 11, Marian 
Runnells , Alvin 



242 
110 
110 
328 
283 
156 
353 
353,353 
353 
353 
353 
353 
65 
364 
364 
364 
147 
276 
276 
276 
276 
221 
363 
363,380 
363 
363 
363,380 
362 
363 
363 
362 
366 
362,380 
116 
116 
116 
116 
116 
129 
132 
132 
132 
132 
131 
132,132 
132 
131 
94 
131,131 
132 
160 
161 
100 
100 
380 
335 
108 



Rimnels .Nettie 
Rupp, Dorothy B. 
Edward 
Louis E. 
Rush, Bert R. 
Jerry 

Virginia Sue 
Russell, Emma Lenore 
I la Mable 
James 
James F. 
Ret a 
William 
Rutherford, Edna E. 

Thomas 
Rutter, Minnie 
Sabean, Charlton 
Sab in, Benjamin 
S ab le , Ge rt rude 
Saboe, Gertrude 
Sab our in, Ray 
Sager, Annie 
Howard B. 
St Clair, James 
Sales, David Wayne 
Henry W, 
Ivan Reginald 
Ivan Lawrence 
Sharon Loraine 
Stephen Warner 
S ales trom, Shirley 
Salisbury, Anne M. 
Claudine A. 
Franklin J. 
James 
Nancy 
Tamara L, 
Sallee^Rosana 
Salyer,Add 
Gertrude 
Sambert, Agnes M. 
Sampsell, Leah 

Roy 
Sanders, Mary A. 
Sargent, Horford 

Nellie V. 
Sash,Edwina 
Satchell,Tawnya L. 
Satterfield, Sheila 
Saulig,Ann 
Saville , Josiah 
Sawtill, Elizabeth 
Sawyer, Elizabeth 
Saxs , Craig 
Saxton.Isobel Dorothy 
S ay vi 1 le , Josiah 
Scanlon, George 



108 
261 
85 
85 
260 
259 
260 
121 

82 
121 
94 
266 
82 
276 
276 
106 
272 
272 
211 
211 
172 
110 
299 
56 
184 
184 
184 
184 
184 
184 
248 
351 
351 
351 
351 
94 
351 
157 
28 
28 
247 
41 
41 
181 
218 
218 
337 
318 
68 
351 
387 • 
51 
148. 207,305 
318 
127 
387 
137 



449 



Scanlon.Montie 


137 


Scoyne, Sally 


381 


Scarborough, Susan M. 


233 


Scratch, Shirley 


177 


Schaffer, William A. 


239 


Scripter, Aggie 


32 


Schamel. Daisy Alice 


221 


Scythes, Eva 


329 


Scheer, Daniel Lee 


244 


Seamans, George Dixon 


124 


David Lee 


244 


Matilda Ann 


124 


LeRoy D. 


244 


Mary L. 


124 


Sherman, Ganalie A. 


154 


Seamon, James T. 


364 


Schildknecht,Giltina 


227 


Julia Lynn 


364 


Schillinger.Paul P. 


211 


Pat 


361 


Schlatter, Carol Ruby 


60 


Timothy, J. 


364 


Charles 


60 


Sebaugh, Minnie Mae 


77 


Daisy 


60 


Seckinger, Patricia 


95 


Schleich, Robert James 


184 


Se cord, Ann 


286 


Schlieska, Michael 


235 


Seeley, Harriet M. 


212 


Tondra J. 


235 


Seley,Dawn R. 


349 


Schmid, Joanne E. 


233 


Douglas Rex 


349 


John 


233 


Patricia Ann 


192 


Judith S. 


233 


Rex Harold 


192 


S chmi dt , Bonnie 


225 


Scott W. 


349 


Bruno 


225 


Tracey Ann 


349 


Floyd 


225 


Walter J. 


349 


Fred 


225 


Wendy J. 


349 


Janet 


242 


William J. 


349 


Mary Ann 


236 






Schmitz. Charles 


360 


Semer,Rose 


221 


Leo E. 


360 


Sexton, Levon 


74 


Schneider, Barbara J. 


131 


Seyforth, Charles 


107 


Scholl, Robert A. 


210 


Marie 


107 


Schram, John 


103 


Seymour, Howard Benson 


78 


Schroeder, Frank W. 


293 


Kyle 


78 


Dorothy 


293 


Mark 


78 


Leona M. 


131 


William Edward 


78 


Schuelke, Anastasia 


140 


Shackelford, Sylvia 


317 


Barry 


202 


Shackelton, Bertha E. Mrs. 


380 


Bruce 


202 


John R. 


380 


Caroline 


202 


Mary M. 


380 


Edward J. 


202 


Robert 


380 


Schuler, Harold W. 


364 


Shafer, Peter 


341 


Noble Lynn 


364 


Rudy 


342 


Sue Evelyn 


364 


Shaftsbury,Lord 


169 


William C. 


364 


Shain.Alma Kathleen 


337 


Schultz^Jane 


327 


Ardell W. 


112,334 


Schwartz , Catherine 


37 


Carl Lee 


336 


Scott. Eliza Susan 


169,170 


Clayton Leroy 


335 


Grace 


388 


Colleen May 


336 


Helen Nellie 


176,178 


Donald 


336 


Hubert 176, 


,179,179 


Greta Irene 


335 


Jessie Zelda 


176,178 


James 


117 


Maize 


178 


James Maxwell 


337 


Mary 91,118, 


,121,122 


James N, 


112 


Norma 


179 


Jean Lucille 


338 


Shirley 


179 


Joanne 


336 


Walter 


388 


John Cameron 


337 


Scoyne, Charles 


381 


Jyl Maxine 


337 


Daniel 


381 


Leona Madolyn 


338 


Mark 


381 


Lois Anne 


336 



450 



ShaiiijLome J. 


112 


Siedow,Bemice 




248 


Lome Yorke 


117,337 


Marjorie I. 




248 


Lyman James 


336 


William 




248 


Margaret Irene 


336 


Sikes, David M. 




267 


Marguerite Aline 


334 


Miss 




124 


Merely Ray 


337 


R.C. 




267 


Murray James 


338 


Silverthome, Elizabeth 




126 


Norma Marlene 


338 


Mary A. 




193 


Robert 


337 


Simcoe, Gov. John E. 




393 


Russell Cameron 


338 


Simmons, Anne 




386 


Shanahan,Erin J. 


74 


Betty 




123 


Molly 


74 


Bobby R. 




223 


Thomas 


73,73 


Darlene 




223 


Sh annon , Margaret 


182 


Hal 




347 


Sharp, Henry M. 


373 


Jessie I 




27 


Irvin 


247 


Margaret 




386 


Jack G. 


333 


Martha Ann 




383 


John 


373,373 


Samuel 




27 


Mary E. 


373 


Sylvester 




386 


William A. 


373 


Simpson, Carol 




274 


Shaver, Elizabeth Jane 


300 


Clayton 




274 


Verne 


177 


Garry David 




198 


Shaw, Ruth 


327 


Ivan 




274 


Sheaf fer, Dorothy E. 


113 


Kenneth 




274 


Shearer, Walter 


210 


Leonard David 




198 


Shelbume,Earl of 


35 


Mark 




271 


Shepheard , Geo rge 


102 


Nancy 




274 


Shepherd, June Rose 


113 


Raymond 




274 


Nettie 


316 


Sarah 




271 


Robin 


239 


Stanley 


198 


,280 


William 


113 


Stuart 




274 


Sherk,Lovllla 


299 


Sylvia Marlene 




198 


Sheriff jimogene 


332 


Sims, James E. 




128 


Sherman, Cecile Amina 


139 


Jayne Kathleen 




128 


Genalie Anita 


154f 


Mr. 




328 


Mr. 


138 


Ralph Adin 


128 


,128 


Sheron, Elizabeth P. 


104 


Susan Patricia 




128 


Sherretts, Mae M. 


254 


Sinclair, Bemice 




378 


Shindler, Christine 


312 


Emmeretta.Mrs 




378 


Jon 


312 


Frances 


378 


,378 


Shipley, George 125 


,125,125 


Harriet, Mrs 




378 


Shively,Ada 


274 


Hughs ton C. 




378 


George 


197 


John 


113 


,378 


Lucy Ann 


197 


John Francis 


113 


,378 


Shook, Emma L. 


380 


Mack Ray 




378 


Rosannah C. 


375 


Margaret Laurene 


113 


,378 


Short, Ellis 


266,266 


Mary 




126J 


Eva B. 


263 


Mary Emily 




378| 


Shortt, Mr. 


143 


Thora 




1761 


Shoults,Alson G. 


350 


Sines , Simon 




10 1| 


Shrewsbury, Brook Dion 


192 


Will 




10 1' 


Calvin D. 


192 


Size, Frederick T. 




331 


Siberling.Priscilla 


386 


Patricia A. 




331 


Sickler,Miss 


104 


Sitzes , Martha 




107 


Sickles, Iva 


196 


Skagge, Frances 




154 


Russell 


196 


Skelton, Violet L. 




266 


Siddell,Jack 


176 


Skinner, Augustus J. 




58 



451 



Skinner, Mildred 


58 


Smith, Frederick 


222 


Slauter, Dorothy J. 


228 


George 




384 


Grace 


253 


George L. 




174 


Isaac 


228,253 


Harry Lane 




107 


James E. 


228 


Howard W. 




107 


John 


228,228 


Jane C. 




54 


Marjorie A. 


228 


Jean C. 




116 


Mildred Marie 


229 


Jet 




216 


Sue A. 


228 


John 


1841 


187 


Sloan, David Edward 


122 


John R. 




115 


Kenneth, James 


122 


Jonathan cal831 


187 


Melvin 


122 


Jonathan 




306 


Nancy 


258 


Joseph III 




257,265,367 


Sam N. 


257 


Justin 




264 


Sarah Ann 


258 


Kristine Kae 


346 


Van Roy 


257 


Leone 




384 


Wilbert 


122 


Leslie D. 




314 


S locum, Alvin 


238 


Lewellen 




308 


Janice 


158 


Mable,Mrs 




282 


Smart, Adella 


179 


Mack 




187 


Lewis 


316 


Maggie 




32 


Mary Jane 


316 


Margaret H. 




115 


Smith, Abram 1843 


187 


Margaret 




384 


A.J. 


200 


Martha 




123,205 


Aleta 


179 


Mary Jane 


1838 


187 


Alton E. 


314 


Mary Lou 




367 


Amanda 1835 


187 


Mathew W. 




222 


Anna 


184 


Michael Alan 


346 


Avis 


264 


Miss 




39,253 


Barbara 


314 


Myrtle 




200 


Betty, Mrs 


384 


Nancy 


1833 


187 


Beverly 


90 


Obed 




205 


Bud 


190 


Patricia 




314 


Carlos 


264 


Permilia E. 




257 


Carrie 


360 


Richmond J. 




222 


Charles E. 1853 


187 


Robyn R. 




222 


Chauncy j. 


264 


Ronald 




238 


Cheryl 


238 


Ross 




384 


Chester H. 


264 


Roy 




341 


Clara 


107 


Ruth C. 




264 


Clarence 


384 


Sarah 


1846 


187 


Clarence C. 


54 


Sarah E. cal856 


56 


David Walter 


346 


Sharon 




233 


Deana 


238 


Sherry 




92 


Dixie 


222 


Temperance 


1855 


187 


Donald N.W. 


115 


Terry A. 




222 


Dorothy 


347 


Thelma 




106 


Dorothy Mae 


186 


Tracey Lyn 




115 


Douglas William 


115 


■Walter 




345 


Edna Isabella 


175 


Wayne Edward 


1 


345 


Edna 


384 


Wayne Kenneth 


346 


Edward 


384 


Wilford L. 




115 


Elizabeth 


353 


William 


32,179, 


,205,238, 238 


Enoch 


187 


William F. 




222 


Eva M. 


222 


William R. 


1849 


187 


Fidelia 


264 


William R. 


1886 


221 


Frances 


103 


Smyth, Earl 




135,139 



452 



Smyth, James Edward 


139 


Spurgeon, Matthias 


251,251 


Marguerite 


139 


T. Claudia 


251 


Merl 


139 


S reeves, Sarah 


251 


Stanley 


139 


Stafford, Helen 


294 


Vema 


135 


Stagenburg, Frances K. 


259 


Snedi gar, Arthur H. 


160 


St Clair, James 


56 


Bessie E. 


160 


Stainke, Donald 


318 


Boyd 


160 


Jeremy K. 


318 


Dan B. 


160 


Staley.Alvey 


308 


Henry F. 


160 


Stanley ,Jeanette 


236 


Laura 


160 


Louise I 


253 


Lena B. 


160 


Stanton, Elmus 


183 


Samuel F. 


160 


Erma Oradell 


183 


Tessie 


160 


Evelyn Loraine 


184 


Snell.Thelma.Mrs 


367 


George 


183 


Snetsinger, Gladys M. 


118 


Starke, Sarah E. 


31 


Snurka, Thomas 


64 


Norman R. 


233 


Snyder, Amy M. 


132 


Stams,Asa 


144,145 


Angie E. 


133 


Daniel 


145 


Blaine M. 


53,53 


David 


145 


Clyde W. 


132 


John 


145 


Elizabeth 


310 


Starr, Vernon Albert 


191 


Hal R. 


132 


Starrett, Elizabeth 


272 


Lori Ann 


132 


State, Gladys G. 


29 


Penny Sue 


53 


Statham, Gloria 


176 


Some ral, Martha 


323 


Stauffer 


117 


Mr. 


323 


Stauts, Esther 


39,39 


Some rville, Martha 


323 


Frank 


39 


Soper, James 


281 


Steams, Daniel 


149 


Souders, David 


249 


David 


154 


Sours, Emmett 


33 


James Glenn 


154,154 


Sovi,Pamala 


364 


Jane 


155 


Sparling, Constance M. 


335 


John 


154 


Speer,Earl Leroy 


93 


Mary 


154 


Frances Sharon 


94 


Sarah (Sallie) 


143,149 


Robert Cargill 


93 


Solomon 


143 


Robert Corless 


94,94 


Steinbacher, Martin 


327 


Robin Parker 


94 


Steirheim.Carl A. 


106 


Sandra Julane 


94 


Deborah L. 


106 


Spencer, Andrew J. 


209 


John 


106 


Sperbeck, Caroline 


32 


Ronald C. 


107 


Martin 


32 


Stemple, Oscar 


379 


Spinek, Antoinette 


191 


Stephens, Alpha(Alvah) 


144 


Frank 


191 


Ebenezer 


144 


Spr ague, John 


108 


Marie 


177 


Springer, Martha L. 


243 


Mary, Mrs. 


144 


Springs teen, Julia 


101 


Philander 


144,145 


Sprunger,Fred 


297 


Susannah, Mrs. 


144 


Jennie 


297 


Stevenson, Hugh 


367 


Kenneth 


297 


Sterling, Pris cilia 


386 


Neva 


297 


Stem, Alfred 


189 


Virginia 


297 


Chester 


136 


Spurgeon,Ella A. 


251 


Edward F.C, 


136 


Gerald V. 


251 


Frederick 


136 


Leo C. 


251 


Margaret 


136 


John R. 


251 


Valentine F. 


136 


Mary Jane 


251 


Vera 


136 



453 



Stem, Violet 




136 


Strong, Isabella 


282 


Wanda 




189 


Stuart , Marian 


387 


Stems, Asa 




144 


Penny 


282 


Jerusha.Mrs. 




145 


Wray 


387 


Stevens, Amazo 




145 


Stultz, George 


154 


Hannah 




145 


Hope 


154 


Laura 




145 


Nettie 


154 


Maria 




145 


Sturgess, Andrew 


307,309 


Mr. 




193 


Fred 


381 


Olivia 




319 


Laura 


307 


Philander 




145 


Sturgis, Andrew 


309 


Unice 




145 


Stuteville,Amilyn K. 


131 


Stirton, Clara 




278 


Sullivan, Ellen 


26 


Dave 




331 


Guy C. 


26 


Stockton, H. P. 




234 


File 


26 


Stoddard, Ann 




203 


John 


25 


Edith Mae 




189 


Mary 


26 


Stoffer.Anna B. 




315 


Michael 


25 


Stone, Dorothy H. 




133 


Mr. 


253 


Fred 




133 


>tyrtle 


26 


Harry W. 




133 


Nettie 


25 


Robin 




238 


Philander 


26 


Victor 




237 


Rose 


26 


Stoneman, Muriel 




120 


Ross 


26 


Storey, Donald 




186 


Sarah 


26 


Ruth Lucile 




186 


Summers, Helen 


381 


Samuel U. 


186 


,186 


Lewis 


381 


Storms, Mr. 




273 


Martha A. 


385 


Stover, Clara 




118 


Murray 


381 


Elizabeth 


97 


,117 


Ruby 


381 


Ellen Ella 




118 


S uthe r land , Ben j amin 


70 


George Colin 




118 


John Clark 


71 


Grant D. 




118 


William B. 


70,70,70 


Jake 


87 


,117 


Sutliff.Elma 


314 


Jesse 


117 


,118 


Sutter, Gregory L. 


131 


Laura 




117 


Leonard D. 


131 


Lyman D. 




118 


Swackhammer.Jane M. 


128 


Mary Ann 




328 


N.F. ,Rev. 


128 


Matilda 




117 


Robert M. 


129 


Peter 


97,97 


,117 


Swades, Alma 


330 


Richardson 




118 


Swales, Herman 


374 


Susan 




97 


Swan, Joseph 


93 


Wellington G. 




118 


May Augusta 


93 


Stowell, Olive Cornelia 




87 


Sophia 


32 


William H.H. 




88 


Swartout.Abbie 


368 


Strack,Elsa C. 




181 


Swetnam.Cory Lance 


75 


Stranahan.Lorin M. 




213 


Donald Lee 


75 


Strand, Sarah 




181 


Ernest Cecile 


74 


Streeter, Norma 




106 


Jason William 


75 


Striplin, Charles 




258 


Nancy Alice 


75 


Strobec, Belle 




62 


Warren Wayne 


75 


StrohjAnn 




34 


William Everett 


74 


Ethel L. 




37 


William Wiley 


75 


Hugh 


3A,37 


Swift, Jessie M. 


201 


Samuel 


34,37 


Swinson, Jennie Bell 


195 


Samuel Y. 




37 


Swisher, Jack 


154 


William Y. 




37 


Szafranski, Edward 


60 



454 



Szaf ranski , Joseph 


60 


Thomas, Willi am 


102 


Stanley 


61 


Thompsett, Irene Mae 


112 


Timothy 


61 


Thompson, Alice 


161 


Tacy, Frances M 


161 


Carl 


282 


Taggart, Nancy 


282 


Edith 


281 


Talbot, Col. 


23,47,393 


Ellen 


363 


Taminey.Jane H, 


248 


Gordon 


119 


Taschabolt, Margaret 


242 


Hazel 


282 


Tattershall, Egbert S. 


259 


Helen A. 


385 


Katherine 


259 


Irene 


127 


Richard B. 


259 


James 


281 


Robert M. 


259,259 


Jenny 


32 


Taylor,Amund 


246 


John 


282,354 


Ann 


175 


J.R. 


284 


Benjamin F. 


257 


Muriel L. 


354 


Be mice, Mrs. 


246 


Ruby 


119 


Bertha 


246 


William Albee 


127 


D. 


237 


Thornton, Cheryl 


175 


Duncan 


282 


Daniel 


175 


Elizabeth 


100 


Gail 


174 


Elmira 


214 


Joyce 


174 


Ervine 


246 


Keith 


92 


Grace 


282 


Lynne 


175 


Hazel 


33,246 


Marlene 


174 


Henry Boardman 


67 


Neil 


175 


Herman 


282 


Patricia 


175 


Horace E. 


32 


Ralph 


174 


Irwin 


33 


Tamara 


175 


Jeff C. 


246 


Todd 


175 


Jennie June 


257 


Wallace 


175 


Katryn,Mrs 


246 


Thorpe, Alfred E. 


209 


Lola, Mrs 


246 


John Robert 


198 


Lydia 


244 


Thorsby, Betty L. 


363 


Mae 


36 


George 


363 


Mary A. 


33 


Throckmorten , Zelma 


260 


Mildred 


222 


Throckmorton, Patience 


371 


Pearl 


246 


Thurber,Earl G. 


368 


Richard 


67 


Guy 


368 


Tom 


246,246 


Helen 


294 


Viola 


30 


Jackie 


368 


Violet 


246 


Mark 


368 


Will 


33 


Max 


368 


Techner, Nancy Pauline 


128 


Ramon 


368 


Tedrow, Thomas J. 


213 


Thelma 


368 


Telford, John 


327 


William H. 


368 


Thackston,J. Earl 


224 


Timmer, Jerry A. 


192 


Mary E. 


224 


Kelley J. 


192 


Thiebold, Blanche 


26 


Shannon L. 


192 


Thomas , Ann ,Mrs . 


34 


Tinkne 11, Sarah Ann 


279 


Beatrice Marie 


70 


Tinney Annie 


349 


C. 


147 


Earl 


295 


Catherine Elaine 


102 


Orlo 


295 


Charles W. 


102 


Tipp, Harry 


246 


Jacob 


34 


Tobalski .Andrew 


295 


Lee 


182 


Donald Lee 


295 


Margaret 


309 


Frank 


295 


Pris cilia 


282 


Tobler, Alice 


103 



455 



Todd, Sarah 
Toelle, Julia 
Tolhurst, Alfred 

Frances M. 
Tomshany, Aladar 

Aladar T. 

John C. 

Margaret E. 

Peter R. 

Robert A. 

Robert A. 
Toney, Charlotte 
Tongue, Betty J. 

Gordon, W.R. 
Townsend, Kathleen 
Travenetti.Emil Peter 

James Bruce 

Patrick John 
Travis, Pearl 
Trea, Bethany 

Carl 

Clara, Mrs 

Cyrus 

George D. 

Glenn 

Jack 

James 

Janet 

Jean W. 

Jeffrey 

John 

Julie 

Kenneth 

Lave re 

Margaret G. 

Marie E. 

Mark us 

Pauline 

Shirley J. 

Ward E. 
Tripowski, Archie 
Tubbs, Rebecca 
Tucker, Nancy H. 
Tuf ton -Mason , Robert 
Tufts, Clara 
Tun der, Edna 
Tumbull , George 
Tweedie, Herbert 

Leland 
Tyo, Donald F. 

Dorothy Ann 

Forest 

Thomas Lee 
Tyr on, Abigail 
Usher, Addie 

Alice 

Ella 



179 


Usher, Dyer 


306,306 


250 


George 


307 


385 


Hannah 


307 


385 


James H. 


306 


260 


John B. 


306 


259 


Lovina 


306 


260 


Mary Ann 


306 


260 


Nancy M. 


306 


260 


Nelson 


30 7 


259 


Rosa 


306 , 306 


260,260 


Willard R. 


306 


228 


Zeck 


307 


254 


Utman, Dorothy 


275 


254 


Valentine, Ann 


376 


136 


Van Buskirk, Grace 


364 


105 


Vance, Charlene 


156 


105,105 


Vandehy, James J. 


233 


105 


Vandermast, Fred J. 


318 


139 


Karen D. 


318 


107 


Vandermeulen,Marjorie 


104 


106 


Vankleeck, Simon 


96 


106 


Van Nasdale, Jacob H. 


25 


106 


Van Patter, John 


385 


106 


Lee 


290 


106 


Van Tassell, Julia A. 


262,311 


106 


Van Texel - see Van Tassell 


107 


Van Velzar, Stanley 


176 


107 


Vargo,Baldizar W. 


106 


106 


Dennis W. 


106 


107 


Vaughn, Clarence 


171,171 


107 


David 


172 


107 


Dinah Lee 


172 


106 


Elizabeth 


204 


106 


Samuel 


264 


106 


Veon, Cavel 


177 


106 


Versaw, Flora 


37 


106 


Vetter, Carolyn 


104 


106 


Chester 


104 


107 


David 


104 


107 


Vincent , Clarissa 


307 


106 


Janette 


307 


70 


John 


307 


239 


Lillian 


177 


85 


Vireniols, Violet W. 


247 


43 


Von Dett,Don 


361 


389 


Dorothy 


361 


30 7 


Joanne 


361 


299 


Leo 


361 


299 


Norman 


361 


194 


VonHout en, Georgia E. 


219 


194 


Vroman, Susan 


342 


194 


Vurma.Madis 


111 


194 


Waggoner, Leona 


106 


215 


Wagner, Carissa 


223 


307 


Chad 


223 


306 


Glenn 


237 


306 


Gustavas 


237 



456 



Wagner, Henry 

Robert 
Wagoner, Lyle 
Wahtras, Kalmer 
Waite.Mary 
Waldo, Eric H. 
Waldron,Lucile 

Maxine 
Walker, Gladys 
Jane 

Lewis Neil 
^torris Lee 
Neil Sigel 
Robert 
Weadon 
Walkley, Floyd 

Mark K. 
Wallace, Ethel 
Kathryn J. 
Martha 
Waller, Edna Mae 
John 
Joseph 
Wallin,Myna A. 
Walsh, Mary 
Walter, Wesley 
Wanamaker, Ted 
Wane r, Jerome 

Laura B. 
Ward, Adrian 
Almond 
Barbara M. 
Elraer Edson 
Erie Elizabeth 
G. Edson 
Lucy D. 
Margaret W. 
Ruth A. 
Waring, Elizabeth 
Warmo Id, Julia 
Warner, As ahel 
Brooks 
Burton R. 
Charles H. 
Frances E, 
Jerome 
Kathryne N. 
Lola Otha 
Roy 

Ray As ahel 
Sydney A. 
Sydney H. 
Warren , Cathe rine 

Minnie 
Warrington,Arlo 
Washb rook, Gertie 



237 Washington, Martha 

223 Wason, William 

336 Waterhouse, Elmer W. 

175 Virginia Mae 

128 Watkins, Jerry L. 

136 Watson, Audrey Joan 

136 Caroline 

250 Donnie 

363 Mr. 

388 Virginia M. 

158 Watts, Florence 

158 Weatherby, Sarah 

158 Weatherwax,Hattie 

258 Sarah K. 

99 Weaver, Eme line 

318 Webb, Albert 

318 Carole, Mrs 
307 Clarence E. 
255 Darlene.Mrs 

323,325 Dean 

237 Eleanor 

237 Gene 

237 Ida 

319 Leonard 
235 Lillie M. 

58 Sarah 

191 Weber, Austin 

317 Constance 

317 Donald 

218 Edward 

123 James 

123 Joseph 

123 Laura 

123 Patricia 

123 Robert 

297 Webster, Daniel 

238 Weeks, Joseph 
218 Mary 

325 Mr. 

115 Weinstein, Harriet 

94 Harry 
248 Welch, Alma 

95 Alma Jane 
364 Alma Luella 

95 Alice 

Andrew 

95 Anita 

94 Arden 
364 Arthur 

95 Averille 

94 Beatrice 

95 Beverly 
119 Camby 
246 Catherine 
211 Cathie 

331 Charles Albert 



240 
237 
38 
38 
224 
95 
59 
59 
249 
59 
157 
153,159,250 
31 
27 
189 
347 
215 
215 
215 
215 
347 
215 
261 
347 
343 
354 
191 
227 
191 
227 
227 
227 
227 
227 
227 
88 
389 
386 
389 
249 
249 
341 
354 
349 
278 
349,349,354 
342 
353 
342 
350 
341 
342 
341,341 
354 
355 
341 



457 



Welch, Charles Arthur 


342 


Welch, Mae, Mrs. 




347 


Clarence 


217 


Mandy C. 




341 


Colleen 


353 


Marcus 




348 


Craig 


355 


Mark A. 




353 


Daniel 


21,287, 342 


Marlene Dolores 




348 


Daniel Arden 


353 


Mama L. 




35 3 


Daniel Edgar 


347 


Marrietta 


111,341 


Debra 


348 


Mary 


341.353 


Debra A. 


353 


Mary Ann 




349 


Donna 


355 


Mary Elizabeth 




347 


Edward 


278 


Mary F. 




344 


Elizabeth 


347 


Mary G. 




341 


Ella 


341 


Mary Lou 




344 


Ella, Mrs 


341 


Matilda 




341 


Els on 


343 


Mr. 




325 


Ethan L. 


346 


Myron Delford 




346 


Ethel 


341 


Nickie Michelle 




349 


Eugene 


348 


Noreitta Mary 




55 


Frances 


343 


Pauline 




342 


Forest L. 


55 


Pauline, Mrs 




347 


George Stephen 


347 


Peggy 




342 


Gerald 


348 


Perliss 




342 


Gina Michelle 


346 


Richard 




348 


Gorden Daniel 


346 


Robert 




355 


Harold 


348 


Robert Eadon 




352 


Helen 


190,342 


Ronald Elliot 




353 


Helen Averille 


350 


Riissell 




342 


Howard A. 


342 


Sarah Ellen 




354 


Isabelle 


342 


Sharon Kay 




347 


Jacqueline 


348,353 


Sheri Lynn 




348 


James 


341 


Stephanie 




352 


Jane, Mrs. 


342 


Stephen Herbert 




350 


Janet 


342 


Stephen Herbert, Jr 




352 


Janet K. 


352 


Stephen Herbert, III 




353 


Jenny 


341 


Susan 




352 


Jill Kathleen 


346 


Thelma 


348 


,348 


Jill C. 


352 


Theodore 




348 


John 


352 


Thomas 1819 19, 


,167,339 


,348 


John Elson 


343 


Thomas A. 1885 




347 


Joseph Stephen 


353 


Thomas T. 1906 




348 


Juanita Margaret 


345 


Thomas L. 1962 




348 


Juanita.Mrs. 


348 


Tiarre 




348 


Junius 


341,342 


Walter 


286,349 


,353 


Kathryn,Mrs 


348 


Walter Wilbert 




34 3 


Kenneth Edgar 


343 


Warren 




342 


Kenneth William 


345 


Wayne 




342 


Kimberly May 


349 


William 


19, 


339 


Kip 


353 


William A. 


345; 


,345 


Laura A. 


354 


Welk, Lawrence 




61 


Lela Helen 


355 


We Ike, Marie 




130 


Leo 


342 


Wellman, Laura J. 




249 


Levi 


342 


Wells, William 




136 


Levi Berton 


348 


Welsh, Clarence 




217 


Levi B. 


354 


Clinton L. 




220 


Linda Danielle 


347 


Gerald 


220, 


,220 


Lloyd 


19,355 


Tina Jo 




220 


Lori Ann 


345 


We Izel, Irene 




220 



A58 



Wemp, Bertha 


183 


Clara 


183 


Wend, Warren D. 


247 


Werkler,Lee 


226 


We mh am, Grace 


175 


We mi tch, Esther Mae 


228 


We r re 11, Mary A. 


32 


We rrett, Norman 


386 


West, Beverly 


221 


Donna 


125 


Edith 


279 


Elijah 


203 


James N. 


279 


Lillian 


221 


Marvin 


125 


Polly 


203 


Thomas 


221 


Westcott, Aaron L. 


228 


Brenda J. 


228 


Dale L. 


227 


Denise I. 


228 


Dennis G. 


227 


Lavem D. 


227 


West lake, Jennie 


366 


Weston, Howard 


233 


Mr. 


152 


Westover, Jacob 


97 


Lucinda 


97 


Weymi re, Winnie 


181 


Wha ley, Adeline Bertha 


362 


Adah 


361 


Ann 


357 


Arlie W. 


368 


Arthur 


363 


Bertha 


359 


Bertie 


365 


Brenda Kay 


368 


Bruce 


364 


Caroline 


361 


Celia 


389 


Charles M. 


365 


Charles Wesley 


364 


Clara Jessie 


368 


Clarrissa 


366 


Clarissa Alberta 


365 


Corintha A. 


274,359 


David 


368 


Donald W. 


363 


Doris 


367 


Douglas A. 


363 


Edgar 


363 


Edna C. 


360 


Edward 


19,49,357 


Edward Evart 


365 


Edward S. 


366 


Elgin 


360 363 


Elizabeth 


369 



Whaley,Emersor 


I Peter 




360 


Eva 






367 


Evart J. 






365 


Eveline MaxLne 




364 


Frances 






360 


Frank T. 






360 


Gail 






361 


Gale 






368 


George 




360 


1,361 


Glen E. 






361 


Hopkins 






358 


Iva May 






360 


Ivan 






364 


Ivan R. 






363 


James 






363 


James C. 






365 


James E. 


1855 


290 


,359 


James Wilbur 


1858 




360 


James Ross 


1899 




364 


James E. 


1925 




361 


Jane 






361 


Jane L. 






363 


Janet E. 






364 


Jehiel 






368 


Jesse 


1837 




366 


Jesse Edgar 


1857 




363 


Jessie 




360 


,366 


J.Lyle 






365 


Job 






357 


Joseph 




357 


,365 


Laura Elizabi 


eth 




365 


Leland D. 




364 


,365 


Linton E. 




361,361 


,361 


Loreta 






365 


Louise Catherine 




362 


Lyle 






364 


Lyman 


1826 


358 


.359 


Lyman Davis 






365 


Lynn B. 






369 


Mable M. 






364 


Margaret 




361 


,369 


Margaret, Mrs, 






363 


Marian 






361 


Mark S. 






368 


Martha G. 






364 


Mary Ann 


1824 


50,290, 


,358 


Mary , Mrs 


1826 




290 


Mary Eleanor 


1857 




359 


Mary Elizabeth 


360, 


,364 


Mary Lucille 






364 


Mason C. 






365 


Maxine 






364 


Miss 






357 


Myrtle 






363 


Nina 






365 


Grab 






367 


Peter M. 


1794 


96, 


358 



459 



Whaley, Peter II 


1828 


360 


Whitewater, Charles 


332 


Peter E. 




361 


Whitney, Ami, Mrs. 


91 


Peter J. 




365,365 


Cara Kaye 


255 


Peter M. 


1868 


36 7 


Harrell B. 


255 


Peter W. 


1892/3 


364 


Isaac 


91 


Ray 




367 


Tana Rae 


255 


Raymond 




363 


Whittaker, Charlotte M. 


366 


Richard D. 




363 


Whitten, Brian B. 


249 


Robert 




364 


Charles V. 


250 


Ross 




364 


Edith Edna 


250 


Roy 




364 


Jack J. 


250 


Ruby L. 




364 


Katherine A. 


250 


Ruth, Mrs. 




364 


Laura M. 


250 


Samuel 


19 


•,96,357 


Leslie J. 


250 


Samuel Cook 


1830 


362 


Lloyd W. 


250 


Samuel Luther 


1855/7 


363 


Melinda F. 


250 


Samuel Wentworth 1859 


363 


Robert L. 


250 


Sarah Jane 




359 


Wicke.Mathew Gale 


369 


Shannon Gale 




368 


Melvin 


369 


Therissa 




362 


Timothy 


369 


Thursa 




365 


Wicks, Clarinda 


214 


Timothy G. 




368 


Mary Ellen 


181 


Vera L. 




361 


Wilbur, Don Q 


30 


Verva 




367 


Harold C. 


30 


Walter 




366 


Hart 


30 


Wava 




368 


Metha 


30 


Wilbur 




360 


Wilcox, Earl 


120 


William Bruce 


1893/5 


364 


Fanny 


42,82 


William David 


1853 


290,359 


Herbert 


120 


William Jabez 




357 


Lucille 


102 


Wheeler, David 




174 


Lyle A. 


41 


Jennifer 




174 


Neil 


41 


Raymond 




174 


.Polly 


295 


Rod 




174 


Randall J. 


199,199 


Valerie 




174 


Ryan N. 


41 


Whitbeck, Wayne 




248 


Sara S. 


41 


Whitcroft, Jacob 




324 


Shawn D. 


199 


Harry 




122 


Walter 


378 


Nancy 




325 


Wilder, Lydia 


289 


White, Birdie 




292 


Wilf ore, Irving 


56 


Charles 




383 


Wilkenson, Frances 


344 


Ed 




292 


Kimberly 


344 


Edna 




274 


William 


344 


Eva 




383 


Wilkinson, Florence E. 


124 


Gordon Ira 




383 


William 


124 


Hugh 




383 


Wilkie,Rose 


102 


Joy 




292 


Willard, Carrie Belle 


51 


Judith 




293 


Charles 


51 


Mable 




114 


Frank 


51 


Mary E. 




277 


Grace 


51 


Olive 




215 


Grindle 


51 


Ona 




223 


Williams, Ann E. 


33 


Pearl 




383 


Carlton B. 


33 


Ruth 




383 


Dick 


312 


Whiteman, Catherine 




82 


Eunice C. 


298 


Lydia Ann 




42 


Ira M. 


120 


Uriah 




42,82 


James Leonard, Jr. 


75 



A60 



Williams, Jane 


103 


Woodard, Fred 0. 




101 


John 


93 


Isol 




102 


Justin Nathaniel 


76 


Juanita 




102 


Laura Christian 


76 


La Verne 




102 


Marie Lynne 


75 


Martha 




101 


Roger 


33 


Woo db ury , Fos te r 




271 


Williamson, Isabella 


123 


Jonathan 




271 


Kenneth M. 


363 


Woodman, John Thomas 


192 


Willoughby, George 


368 


Woo dwar d , Eli zabe 


th 


378 


Gordon J. 


368 


Lucy B. 




33 


Willson,Buck. 


204 


Richard W, 




234 


Norma Jean 


183 


Woolley.Ada 




373 


Willyard,Vera Lee 


155 


Adelia 




389 


Wilson, Adeline 


359 


Albert D. 




379 


Aimed a 


153 


Alexander 




332,380 


Jack, Captain 


134 


Alice, Mrs 




385 


Delbert 


152 


Alma 




385 


Eleanor 


124 


Alrayra(Elmira) 




373 


Elroeda 


153 


Alvin 


1820 


386 


Francis 


152 


Amanda 




380 


Gertrude 


152 


Ambers A. 




384 


Hannah 


134 


Amie 




380 


James 


275 


Andrew 




379 


John 


143 


Ansley 




387 


John M. 


213 


Ariena 


1822 


383 


Lyle 


156 


Arthlinda,Mrs 




383 


Maude 


156 


Beulah 




381 


Murray Lee 


139 


Meulah May 


1919 


376 


Vera Marie 


156 


Carrie 




386 


Wiltse, Elizabeth, Mrs. 


305 


Catherine 




389 


Martin 


331 


Cecile 




385 


Morton 


331 


Cecelia 




385 


Winchell, Stephen 


82 


Charlotte R. 


1850 


384 


Viola B. 


82 


Charlotte 


1857/8 


332,382 


Windorf, Jessie May 


92 


Charlton Daniel 


388 


Winter, Clara M. 


277 


Clarence 




385 , 385 


Gabriel P. 


277 


Clinton 




385 


Winters, Coral 


108 


Cyrus 




377 


Wireman, Myrtle K. 


28 


Daniel cal736 


371 


Wiser, Betsy 


42 


Daniel 


1795 


389 


Wismer, George 


152 


Daniel 


1832 


388 


John 


152 


Daniel W. 


1849 


379 


Mary 


152 


David F. 




371 


Nancy Jane 


152 


David 


1819 


206,382 


Wolf, Cathy Jo 


239 


David 


1823 


388 


David 


239 


David 


1848 


387 


Dorothy D. 


239 


David A. 


1855 


382 


Terri Lynn 


239 


Del M. 




386 


Virginia Kay 


239 


Delia 




374 


Wolf gram, Elaine 


227 


Earle 




377 


Wolkstein,Gary 


344 


Electa 


1858 


206,382 


Wood, Frances J. 


277 


Elgin Eugene 




388 


Woodard, Del 


101 


Eliza J. 


1849 


386 


Doris, Mrs 


102 


Eliza Jane 


1877 


383 


Edward 


102 


Elizabeth, Mrs 




371 


Elwin 


102 


Elizabeth Ann, 


Mrs. 1828 383 


Francis E. 


102 


Elizabeth 


1857 


385 



461 



Woolley, Ella, Mrs 




379 


Wool ley, John N. 


1835 


385 


Ella Josephine 




388 


John W. 


1840 


373 


Ella May 




381 


John W. 


1848 


377 


Elma 




385 


John W. 


1853 


387 


Elva S. 




373 


John 


1858 


384 


Emma 


1868 


389 


John M. 


186 3 


382 


Emma C. 


1853 


386 


John G. 


1900 


389 


Erie 




387 


John W. 


1909 


384 


Ernest A. 




374 


John 


1919 


377 


Ervine Grant 




176,381 


John 




382 


Etta May 




389 


John 


1958 


377 


Evelyn 




381 


Joseph 


1759 


371 


Flora 




387 


Joseph 


1792 


385 


Florence Emily 




378 


Joseph L. 


1817 


380 


Flossie 




387 


Joseph L, 


1828 


384 


Floyd Eli 




383 


Joseph H. 


1843 


386 


Frances Jane 




113,378 


Joseph L, 


1849 


386 


Frank 




386 


Joseph M. 


1851 


386 


Fred 




386 


Joseph L. 


1852 


381 


George 


1815 


202,379 


Joseph M, 


1860 


375 


George L. 


1859 


380 


Joseph 


1864 


389 


George D. 


1900 


386 


Joseph H. 




387 


Gertrude 




377,387 


Josephine 




389 


Gordon 




384 


Joyce 




381 


Grace K. 




386 


Judith Ann 




388 


Hamilton 




386 


Kathy Diane 




388 


Hannah 


1855 


384 


Laura M. 




380 


Hannah , Mrs 


1780 


383 


Leah C. 




384 


Harold W. 




388 


Lecty ca 


1848 


389 


Harry 




374 


Leonard ca 


1864 


384 


Harvey 




381 


Lewis Benjamin 


1852 


375 


Harvey N. 


1879 


383 


Lewis 


1857 


385 


Harvey Milton 


1881 


275,375 


Lindley Murray 




383 


Hazel 




387 


Lillian J. 




388 


Henry 


1811 


215,373 


Lloyd 




381 


Henry B. 


1857 


374 


Lloyd C. 


189 3 


389 


Hiram . 


1818 


386 


Lorvilla 




374 


Hiram C. 


1845 


374 


Lottie 




381 


Howard 




387 


Louisa 




375 


Ida Alberta 


1859 


388 


Lovina 




374 


Ida B. 


1873 


374 


Lulu P. 




380 


lola Grace 




384 


Lynn C . 




389 


Irena C. 


1853 


384 


Mable 




387 


Irena C. 


1856 


379 


Margaret 




381 


Isaac 




383 


Margaret, Mrs 




389 


Iva 




375 


Mariah, Mrs. 




373 


James Solon 




330 


Marian 




387 


James Edward 


1850 


384 


Martha Ann, Mrs 


ca 1824 


383 


James 


1869 


389 


Martha A. Mrs. 


1834 


385 


James A. 




387 


Martha Emily 


1838 


373 


Jane, Mrs 




371 


Martha A. 


1844 


387 


Jean 




382 


Martha Jane 


1868 


388 


Jean 


1917 


387 


Martha A. 


1869 


382 


John 




371 


Mary, Mrs. 




372 


John T. 


1784 


372 


Mary , Mrs. 


1762 


372 


John 


1821 


389 


Mary, Mrs 


1795 


372 


John M. 


1826 


383 


Mary 


1815 


380 



462 



)olley,Mary Ellen 


1841 


380 


Wool ley, Viola 




374 


Mary Emily 


1845 


379 


Violet ca 


1868 


384 


Mary J. 


1846 


382 


Violet Luella 


1910 


376 


Mary Olive 


1850 


273,374 


Walter 




385 


Mary Emily 


1854 


379 


Warren E- 1861 324 


,325,377 


Mary Louisa 


1857 


388 


Watson 




387 


Mary 




381 


Wesley Earle 


1915 


377 


Matilda 




383 


Wesley P. 


1844 


386 


McFarland 




386 


William 




371 


Melissa 


1843 


387 


William H. 


1843 


374 


Melvin 0, 




385 


William 


1846 


387 


Merrill 




381 


William H. 


1850 


378 


Mildred Irene 


1913 


382 


William Mc. 


1866 


388 


Mina G. 




388 


William E. 




374 


Morgan L. 




376 


William S. 


1884 


381 


Murray 




383 


William 


1891 


380 


Nancy Diane 




377 


William 




381 


Nancy L. 




379 


Zelpha R. 




374 


Nellie E. 




380 


Woolston.Arlene 




369 


Nelson 




383 


Woonell,Mary A. 




32 


Nina M. 




374 


Woorere.Jane 




91 


Norman 




381 


Wooster, Helen R. 




35 


Oipha 




387 


John E. 




35 


Olive Augusta 




278,373 


Worden, Joyce E. 




35 


Pearl 


1886 


382 


Worthy lake , Charles 


271 


Pearl Eva 


1884 


384 


Wright, David W. 




239 


Peter 




371 


Everett D. 




239 


Peter G. 


1788 


383 


Frederick J. 




239 


Peter 


1813 


151 


Orilla M. 




39 


Peter 


1826 


388 


Patricia M. 




239 


Peter W. 


1844 


383 


Raymond 




210 


Peter 


1850 


388 


Ruth M. 




239 


Peter 




377,379 


Thomas 




64 


Philena 


1849 


382 


William R. 




239 


Phyllis Irene 




381 


Wy ant, Glenn 




101 


Reta Mae 




381 


Wychoff, Amanda 




386 


Rosa M. 




380 


Yankee, Elinor, Mrs. 


53 


Rosannah 




379 


Gregory 




53 


Ross Earl 


1891 


377 


Ye age r, Hannah 




387 


Ross Willard 


1953 


377 


Yearling, Bradley 


0. 


28 


Roy 


1892 


382 


Yoder, Adrian 




64 


Roy F. 




375 


Douglas 




64 


Sandra Marie 




388 


Eric 




64 


Sanford 




381 


Larry 




64 


Sarah J. ,Mrs 


1828 


384 


Mark 




64 


Sarah 


1829 


388 


Mathew 




64 


Sarah A. 


1841 


387 


Yokum, Pearl 




278 


Sarah Ann 


1843 


382 


York,Kennita S. 




132 


Sarah J. ca 


1843 


379 


Yorke, Betsy 




354 


Sarah Martha 


1845 


386 


Catherine 




112,117 


Sarahanne ca 


1848 


389 


Clinton A. 




354 


Sophia 




389 


Helen 




354 


Srena 




375 


Hiram A. 




112,354 


Srienda 


1822 


383 


Jack W. 




354 


Srienda R. 


1856 


375 


Kathy 




354 


Stanley 




387 


Norma 




354 


Thelma A. 




384 


P. Lay ton 




354 



463 



Yorke, Robert 

Todd 

Shirley 

William 
Young, Aura C, 

Edward T. 

Eiraneretta 

Henry 

Irraa Jean 

Janice 

John 

Mary 

Ray 



354,354 
354 
354 
354 
274 
271 
291 
274 
123 
327 

327,327 
327 
296 



Youngquist, Cheryl Lynn 60 

David J. 60 

Yount, Ralph 341 

Zeno, Jeffrey J. 343 

John 343 

Zerkel, Margaret A. 299 

Ziegler, Earline 192 

Ziinmer,Mr. 193 

Zink.Frell C. 250 

Zito, Jerry 363 



Book 
Page 



Errata In The Original Book 



36 Roberta Haggerty and Dr. J.E.Morris were married 
on June 26,1943. He is a Medical Doctor; retired 
in 1978, moved to Fairhope, Alabama. 

38 Janice Elaine Corless was born on May 26,1925. 

39 Warren "Dean" King was born on August 29,1930. 



89 Ann Marie (Monteski) Corless is a daughter of 
Anna Caroline Monteski. 

96 Laura Corless was born on Nov 9,1804. 

123 . Maxwell Moore and Irma Jeanne Young were married 
June 29,1963. 

162 Calvin Eugene McCaw - correct spelling. 

180 Winifred Lane - correct spelling. 

248 Jewell G. Brooks - dau of Thomas "Jeff" Brooks 

(David, Benjamin, David). 

318 Donald Steinke - correct spelling. 

369 Peter and Laura (Corless) Whaley - correct spelling, 

379 Woolley, Mary Elizabeth - correct name, dau of 

George Woolley. 



INDEX 
307 Clark, I>avid - add. 
419 Davison, Margaret - correct spelling. 
214 Card. Mary (Nickols) - correct page. 
300 McLachlin, Isabella - correct third page number. 

445 Pearson, Alta D. - for better indexing name 

should have been set two spaces left.