Clifton MAGOON, b. Nov. 19, 1846, Lowell, Mass, d.
Nov. 25, 1922 and is buried in the Arlington National
Cemetery with his wife, Clara M. APPLEGARTH,
b. Toronto, Can. July 25, 1849, d. March 19, 1927. He was a
lawyer, and judge. He was also a Civil War veteran with the
2nd Minnesota Sharpshooters, and Co. C, 1st Minnesota
Battalion. There are land records for them in Nance County
and Grand Island, NE. The 1880 Census Nance Co., NE listed
his occupation as Farmer. The 1885 Nance Co. census,
Fullerton Village, gave his occupation as County Judge.
There is also a record of a H. M. Magoon as a coroner for
Nance Co., during 1881. Lists 2 years in
Presidential Post Office, Hay Springs, NE, no
Harrison's parents were Henry C. MAGOON b.
N.H. (parents: Josiah MAGOON Jr. and
Fanny DANA), and Mehitable Wyman
CLEMENT MAGOON b. Hopkinton NH (parents: Caleb
CLEMENT and Lydia GILE). Henry
C. and Mehitable lived in Lincoln NE. The other sons are
Charles Edward MAGOON, provisional Governor of Panama
and Cuba, under Taft and Roosevelt. The other son was
Dana MAGOON, who established the first school in
Lost Creek Twp., Platte Co., NE. and died at age 27.
Henry Sterling MAGOON and Charles Edward
MAGOON are listed in The
Harrison Clifton and Clara Applegarth MAGOON's
- Arthur, b. approx 1865, MN.
- Harry Freddie (Fred Augustus), b. approx 1871, MN.,
m. Effie Celestine RANDALL. Buried near Nash,
- Anna Mae, b. July 5, 1873 MN., m. James Truman
NEELY in Hay Springs NE. Both are buried in St.
- Jennie, b. approx 1877, NE, m. Will RIDGE.
Buried in OK.
- Frank, b. approx 1877, Hay Springs NE.
- Myrtle (Maud), b. approx. 1879/80, NE. m. Joseph
RHODE. Possibly buried near Washington D.C.
This family was close to the Mickeljohn and
Pershing families, in Nebraska & Wash, D.C.
<email@example.com> change in email address May 2006
Almon Miller (1817-1878) NY - m. Mary Ann Evans
They had eight children. Three children moved to
Mead Twp, Merrick Co., NE.
- Albert Miller (1842-1920) NY - m . Lovica
Silloway (1847-1929) NY
- Louisa Miller (1844-1904) NY - m. George
Waite (1839-1924) NY
- Hudson Miller (1848-1913) NY - m. Matilda
Woodruff (1853-1946) NY
Miller & Lovica Silloway were married 29 Oct 1864 in
New York. They had 16 children born in New York and
Nebraska. Only 7 survived to adulthood. They all lived in
Fullerton, NE. Most are buried in Bureau Cemetery at Pierce
Chapel, Clarks, NE.
Warren "Ray" Miller (1868-1946) NY - m. Clara
Bessey (1869-1958) IA
Grace Mae Miller (1870-1955) NY - m. Joseph Snodgrass
Hattie Adel Miller (1872-1955) NE - m. D. "Dudley"
Miller (cousin) (1857-1941) NY
Charles Albert Miller (1881-1949) NY - m. Lillian
Evans (cousin) (1882-1914) NY-
m2. Lucy E. Shively (1891-1960) NE (below)
Mary "Mae" Miller (1883-1967) NE - m. Charles Wellman
Edna Miller (1888-1910) NE - m. Walter Headlee (1886-
A. Adelbert Miller (1894-1971) NE - m. Edith Bennett
A. Miller & Lillian Evans were married 16 Mar 1902.
They had 3 ch.:
Bernard Raymond Miller (1903 NE - 1959 CA) - m2 Hazel Galbraith (1917-1974), 2 ch.
Neva Bernice Miller (1906, NE - 1971 CA) - m. David L. Sweeney (1899 KS - 1972 CA) 2 ch. Divorced. m2: Ira Cappen. Divorced.
Theodore William Miller (Sr) (1908 NE - 1990 CA) - m. Mildred M. Kingdon (1911 NE - 1993 CA) Had 2 ch. (below)
Charles and his 2nd wife Lucy Shively had
one daughter, Lois June born 13 Jun 1927, Fullerton, NE. She married first to Delwyn Lindholm of Stromsburg,
NE - and second, Harry Dawson of Fullerton, NE.
Lois Dawson died 29 May 2005, Texarkana,
TX. Predeceased by both husbands.
W. Miller (Sr) married Mildred Marie Kingdon, May 25, 1931
in Fullerton, NE.
Their two sons are Ted (Jr) & Richard.
Carole Gutzwiller of San Bernardino, CA who's family came
from Platte Co., NE.
Ted & Carole
Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> are the volunteer
coordinators for Nance County.
If your Grandfather hung out at Charlie
Miller's office, we'd like to hear the stories. If you have a favorite about
Aunt Hat - we'd like to hear that as well. According to a
cousin (Dorothy Hurd Ahlers of Belgrade), there should be
lots of tales about Aunt Hattie. Will share any info we have
on these lines. NOTE: Dorothy Ahlers died 6 Oct 2002.
Descendants of Robert James
Robert James MORRISON was born December 24, 1844
in Green Co., Greensburg, Kentucky, and died 1904 in
Fullerton, Nebraska. (He was son of James Morrison, b. 1797
Children of Robert MORRISON and Mary THOMPSON
He married Mary Jane THOMPSON in 1863.
Nancy J. MORRISON, (1864 -
1948). Married George S. SCARLETT. Their children
were Charles (b.
9 May 1883 - d. Mar 1971), Lydia, & Minnie Scarlett.
NOTES: The SS
number of son Charles Scarlett was issued in NE, & his
last zip was Gering, NE.
children were Linda, Karen and Donna.
William J. MORRISON (1866 -
Sarah Katherine MORRISON,
(1868 - 1936). Married John RUSSELL. Their children
were: Hanna, Albert
E., John Jr and Nellie Russell.
Deliah E. MORRISON (1870 -
1887). Married Ed MYERS. Had one child: Ed Myers
James Robert MORRISON (b 2
June 1872, Shoals, IN; d 28 Aug 1945, Plainview,
Elizabeth MORRISON (1874 -
1951). Married Walter RUSSEL. Their children were
Harry, Blanch, Louise
and Roy Russel.
John Thomas MORRISON (1876 -
1924). Married Cora FURNEY. Their children were
Martha MORRISON (1879 - 1963).
Married Ralph SHILEY. Their children were Harold,
Dorothy and Helen
Minnie Belle MORRISON (1881
Daniel MORRISON (1883 - 1964).
Married Kathleen KENNELLY. Their children were
Robert, Mary Jane
and John B. Morrison.
James Robert MORRISON (b 2 June 1872 in Shoals,
IN; d 28 Aug 1945, Plainview, NE).
Children of James R. MORRISON and Alice C. KINNEY
Married Alice Celinda KINNEY, 1 Sep 1897 (dau. of
Charles KINNEY and Emma NOBLE).
Both James R.& Alice C. (Kinney) Morrison are buried at
Clarks Cemetery, Clarks, NE.
1. Ralph K MORRISON, (b 14
Aug 1898, Clarks, NE; d 17 Oct 1973 Tallahassee, FL)
Morrison <SMorri4588@aol.com>, son of Norris
Lydia HENKE, 27 July 1920 in Fullerton, NE. (She was
daughter of August HENKE)
Norris Ralph (b 7 Jan 1930, Albion, NE; d 3 Mar 1986,
Eva C. HOLZ 7 Jul 1950 at Ipswich, SD (dau of Wilhelm
Holz & Emily Garmatz).
Robert Myron (b 28 Oct 1933, Spalding, NE)
Eleanor HERSHFELD 23 May 1961 in Orlando, FL.
2. Harold Curtis MORRISON (b
16 May 1900).
3. Dorethea Ester MORRISON (b
16 Aug 1902; d 7 Dec 1908).
4. Lucile Emma MORRISON (b 17
Kenneth MORRIS in Omaha, NE in Nov 1928.
children were Doris Irene, Charles, Rodney and Wayne
Emma married second to George KOBS, 1 Apr 1956 in
5. Herschel Charles MORRISON
(b 29 July 1911, Fullerton, NE).
Myrtle Lorene HALL, 27 Nov 1935 in Tekamah, NE.
Darwin (b Omaha, NE), m. Mary Helen HERRING, 18 Apr
1959, Winterhaven, CA.
Charles Dale (b 14 May 1946, Grand Island, NE; d 9 Nov 1974
Kansas City, MO. He is
at Memory Gardens Cem., Clinton, MO).
Donna Kay SALMON, April 21, 1964 in Castle Rock,
6. Doris Irene MORRISON, (b.
17 Aug 1916, Fullerton, NE)
Emory BERGH, 14 Sep 1940 in Omaha, NE.
Sherry Lee Bergh (b. Plainview, NE) married Allen Ray
CHRISTENSEN 15 Jun 1963 in
Cheryl Doris Bergh (b. Plainview, NE), married Richard Alvin
WEIGEL 17 Dec 1967 in
Galen Emory Bergh (b. Plainview, NE), married Joann
FRICKENSTEIN 4 Apr 1971.
Garland Melvin Bergh
OLSON / OLSEN / OLESEN
Ole OLSON -
son of Ole INGVALDSEN (1800-1889) and Anna Serena
b 11 Jan 1835 Braskerud, Våler, Hedmark,
d 21 Sep 1923, bur Valley View Cemetery, Genoa, Nance
Anna SIGWARDSDATTER -
daughter of Syver Torstensen of Engelsrud (1791-?) and
Karen OLSDATTER (1794-?) of
b 21 Mar 1833 Bakken, Åsnes, Hedmark, Norway,
d 10 May 1924, bur Valley View Cemetery, Genoa, Nance
They married1859 in Norway and emigrated 1869 to
There were 9 children born to them:
1 - Olivia Serena OLSON b 5 Apr 1858 Braskerud,
Våler, Hedmark, Norway,
wed John SCHRAM;
children Olivia and Ruth
2 - Sigvard "Sig" OLSON b 30 Sep1860 Braskerud,
Våler, Hedmark, Norway,
died 24 Dec 1888 at Rico,
Colorado. Never wed.
3 - Ole OLSON, b 22 Dec 1864 Braskerud, Våler,
later lived in Hay Springs,
Sheridan County, NE
4 - Karl OLSON, b 11 Sep 1866 Braskerud, Våler,
d 1940 CA, wed Amy
CORNWELL, had 10 children
5 - Albert OLSTON, b 25 Nov 1869, Manistee, Manistee
wed Katie Belle
BEDFORD; children Norman Kenneth, Ruth, and
(Name changed for Olson to
OLSTON at some point)
6 - Otto OLSON, b Mar 1871, NE
7 - Anna/Annie OLSON, b Jul 1873, wed Hugh SOULE
lived in Grand Junction, CO
in the 1920s, divorced, d 1959
8 - Camilla "Milla" OLSON, b c 1876 NE, d 1890-95 NE,
never wed, died young
9 - Gustave Frederick "Fred" OLSON b May 1879 NE
They lived in Columbus, Platte, NE from 1881-1885, in
Council Creek Twp. Nance Co, NE per 1885 state census,
and in 1910, Genoa.
Would like to contact any descendants. Stef
Olson email <email@example.com>
Original mini-genealogy: 9 Jul 1998. Additions &
corrections: 14 Sep 2001. Address change 12/02.
I'm researching the family of Simeon and Martha E. (TODD)
PICKEREL. Any additional information about the family would
be appreciated, especially death dates and places for Simeon
Simeon and Martha Pickerel Family
Salem, Oregon 26 Nov 2001
NOTE: Sources available upon request.
Simeon PICKEREL born (tentative) 1852, Maryville, Nodaway
Co., MO; married Martha TODD, 21 July 1871, Nodaway Co., MO;
mentioned in a probate record involving Nancy Todd, sister
of Martha, 31 Jan. 1872, Nodaway Co., MO; no further
Martha E. TODD born ca. 1852, MO; parents James Timothy
and Lucinda (FELTON) TODD; resided Christian Co., MO, 1860,
with parents, and Nance Co., NE, 1910, with Errin Wagner
family (Martha is listed as a widow); married (2) Henry
HOOKER, 17 Oct. 1911, Merrick Co., NE; died (tentative)
Lewis Monroe PICKEREL born 3 May 1872, Maryville, Nodaway
Co., MO; married Mrs. Maggie ROBERTS, 12 March 1902, Merrick
Co., NE; resided Nance Co., NE, 1902 and St. Joseph, MO,
1974; died (tentative) __ Jan. 1874, St. Joseph, MO; buried
George PICKEREL born 28 Aug. 1873, Nodaway Co., MO;
married Laura GRAVES, 24 Nov. 1896, Nance Co., NE; resided
Nance Co., NE, 1896, Newman Tsp., Nance Co., NE, 1900 and
Prairie Creek Tsp., Nance Co., NE, 1910 and 1920; children -
Francis M. (b. ca. 1899, NE), Henry W. (b. ca. 1903, NE),
Wesley Q. (b. ca. 1905, NE) and Lester E. (b. ca. 1911, NE);
no further information.
James Henry PICKEREL born 29 Aug. 1876, MO; no further
Note: J. Henry "Pickell" found in 1900 Fed. Census
Cottonwood Twp, Nance Co., NE ED144 p7a D115 F118 - farm
laborer living with J. M. Todd (who is probably his uncle,
James Monroe Todd).
Leota PICKEREL born __ June 1879, MO; resided Prairie
Creek Tsp., Nance Co., NE, 1900, with James Clark and family
(Lee O. PICKEREL, male, age 20, born June 1879, MO, farm
laborer) and 1910 (Leeota O. PICKRELL, female, age 31,b. ca.
1879, MO, farmer); no further information.
Mary Rosella PICKEREL born 4 May 1884, Maryville, Nodaway
Co., MO; married Frank Marion YORK, 9 Apr. 1902, Fullerton,
Nance Co., NE; resided Nance Co., NE, 1902; children -
Dollie Viola (b. 1905, NE), Nellie (b. 1903, NE), Edith (b.
1907, NE), Charles Henry (b. 1910, NE), Rosella (b. ?) and
Delbert (b.?, ID); Mary died 14 May 1973, Nampa, ID; buried
posted NEGenWeb Project Ancestor Sharing Center)
Simeon RATHBUN b: 16 Dec 1827
Washington Co, Ohio d: 9 Aug 1909 bur: Sunset Cemetery Nance Co, NE
married1857 in Illinios to
Mary Ann COLLINS b: 7 April 1841 Ohio d: 13 Feb, 1897
bur: Sunset Cemetery, Nance Co, NE
Their children (all born in Burns, Henry Co, IL)
RATHBUN b: 15 April 1858 d: 8 Nov 1934 Nance Co,
RATHBUN b: 23 Aug 1860 d: 23 Mar 1898 Boone Co,
William Edward RATHBUN b: April 1864 d: 23 April 1951 Nance Co, NE
Howard RATHBUN b: 1867
died young in Burns, Henry Co, IL
Mary Ann RATHBUN b:
1869 d: Jan 1921 Nance Co, NE
Ella RATHBUN b: 1872 d:
abt 1904 ?
William Everett RATHBUN b: 1877 died young in Nance Co, NE
Brothers: Stephen, William, John.
NY> PA> MI> NE 1810-1900's
I'm looking for
parents and birthplace of Stephen ROLPH, b: 1810,
(probably NY), married: Zervah Oliver WHITNEY in
1834, the family lived in Wilson, NY, they moved to
Branch Co. MI in 1854 and on to NE in 1874 where
Stephen died in 1876.
- 1 Abigail ROLPH, b; 1836, m: Parul
- 2 Joseph ROLPH b: 1837, m: Helen
- 3 Mary ROLPH b: 1840, m: Albert
- 4 Benjamin ROLPH b: 1842, m: 1. Mary
Preast, m 2. Augusta Young
- 5 Orrisa ROLPH b: 1843, m; George
- 6 Catherine Esther ROLPH b: 1846, m:
- 7 Jerome ROLPH b: 1848, m; Cordelia
- 8 Ann Mahalia ROLPH b: 1853, m; Hiram
9 Guy ROLPH b: 1856
William was born in
Corinth, Saratoga Co. NY, c: 1815, d:1903 in Fullerton,
Nance Co. NE.
He married Charlotte Paine/Payne/Paign. Their children::
- 1. Polly Ellsworth b: 1835, m: Charles Marble
- 2. Armina Wealthy b: 1839, m: George
- 3. Mahalia A b: 1840, m: William Fisk
- 4. Sarah b: 1843, m: Wiliam Langhorn
- 5. Charlotte Adeline b: 1845, m: John
- 6. Lodima b: 1846
- 7. Stephen F. b: 1849, m: Elva Drake
- 8. Jenny b; 1851/2
b: 1816, Corinth, Saratoga Co. NY, d: 1889 in Bone Creek, Butler Co. NE.
married Elizabeth ____
- 1. Conrad b: 1859
- 2. Margrette b: 1858
- 3. Rosetta b: c1862
- 4. Isabelle Eugenie b: 1869
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sep 2002
HENRY SCHLOTFELDT - Born
6 Mar 1860 in Clinton county, IA, and his wife MINNIE nee RANGE.
(Parents came from Germany in the 1850s). Some
of their children were born in Nance Co. in what they described
census shows the family in Prairie Creek Twp, ED148 p6a
||b. Mar 1860
||m. 17 yrs
||parents b. Germany
|Schlotfeldt, Minnie L.
||b. Mar 1863
||5 ch/5 living
||m. 17 yrs
||parents b. Germany
|Schlotfeldt, Pearl E.
||b. Jan 1885
|Schlotfeldt, Ruby D.
||b. Jan 1889
|Schlotfeldt, Ada J.
||b Sep 1891
|Schlotfeldt, Ora C.
||b. Feb 1894
|Schlotfeldt, Hattie H.
||b. Oct 1897
last of their 8 children died in 1994 at about 96 years of age. Her
married name was HATTIE HAZEL PEITSCHER. Her family
"John took his family to Nance County, Nebraska
in 1894 per the notes made for posterity by his children. Ora & Hattie
were born in the town of Genoa. Per the notes, they left
their four room cottage in Walnut, IA which then became the home of Minnie's
Hattie thanks her parents for the struggle it was to feed and school them. Hattie
spoke of how difficult it was to make a living in the sandhills of Nebraska.
1889-1941, of Walnut, Iowa, remembers the move as she was 5 years old
and her Grandma Sindt gave her and Pearl each a gold necklace upon
remembers the train ride to Palmer, Nebr. She said there were very
few neighbors in Nebraska. They built a little 4 room house in
Genoa, and she says "that was home to me". "Mama
was the only one who helped Dad build the house out of cottonwood trees."
They worked at farming there until 1912 when they
moved back to Iowa. Hattie
was 15 then and remembers the train trip back. She carried the bird
in a cage to a station in a small town in eastern Iowa where friends met
them and took them to McCausland, Scott County, where her grandparents
had settled originally when they came from Germany. John died in nearby
Princeton in 1932.
Mr. Fay Schlotfeldt provides an added note: Cousins
from another branch who had settled in Moline, IL went to Grand Island, NE. Henry
Schlotfeldt of that family had a cigar factory there starting in March of 1881.
That is mentioned in Nebraska History notes. He
later went on to the Nebraska legislature.
Provided by Fay
& Jan Schlotfeldt <FayJan@aol.com>,
31 Dec 2005.
Their Schlotfeldt website
Note: Ada married Alva A.
Bump - see Nance Co Marriages Bk 3 p541 #226
Additions of 5 Jan 2006
Photos of John
and Minnie on the SCHLOTFELDT website.
John had worked for the
railroad and owned a hardware store in Walnut, IA before taking his
family to Nance County. A copy of a biography of John is available
from the Pottawattamie
County Genealogical Society Iowa Biographies Project.
Three children were born
in Genoa after the 1900 census --
Oleah b. Sep 28, 1901 - d. Feb 1970 in DeWitt, Clinton, IA
Arline b. June 3, 1904 - d. July 1974 in Reno, Nev.
Mae, b. May 7, 1907 - d. Jan 1976 in DeWitt, Clinton, IA
Regarding Ada: Her husband,
Alva Bump died March 31, 1915 (we think in Nance County, but have
not verified). Ada left Nance County after that and remarried to George
Badger, Feb. 1, 1920 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Note: Many pages of the
1910 Nance County census are nearly illegible.
SCHWENSEN b: 14 Oct
in Belgrade on 3 Apr 1912 to
Bertha Elizabeth WARD
b: 3 Oct 1889 Belgrade.
They had 5 children all born in Belgrade.
Robert Rudolph SCHWENSEN b: 9 Feb
Inez Irene SCHWENSEN b: 23 Jul
William Ward SCHWENSEN B: 23 Jan
Wayne Eugene SCHWENSEN b: 18 Aug
Phyllis Jean SCHWENSEN b: 4 Dec
Charles and Bertha at some point moved to Fullerton
. They are buried in Fullerton as well as their son
Lisa Humrich <Humrich@hotmail.com>
SMITH - STRAWN - PUGH -
...the 1885 census report ... turned out to be of
considerable interest to me. Your ... census list
broadened that information considerably, and I am writing
this e-mail to give you the parts that interest me, and
may find a home somewhere in your files.
On pages 3 and 4 can be found:
1) Pugh, TJ (Thomas Jefferson) and his wife, RS (Roxanna
Strawn) ... their children, Pearl (son), Thomas and
2) Smith, EH (Edward Hingston), physician and his wife,
ME (Mary Elizabeth Strawn), "married within the
3) Jones, Wm, Real Estate and his 16 y.o. wife, Myra
Roxanna Strawn Pugh and Mary Elizabeth Strawn Smith
were sisters, nearly a generation apart in age. Roxanna
and Tom Pugh were newly married when Elizabeth Patterson
Strawn died, in 1865 in Mt Pleasant , Henry Co., Iowa.
From that time until her marriage to Dr. Smith, Mary
Elizabeth Strawn's home was with the Pughs. From Mt.
Pleasant the family moved to Red Oak and then to
Fullerton, apparently following the Union Pacific
The Strawn name is well-known in Pennsylvania as an
early Quaker family. The father in this family was Amos
Cooper Strawn, born 1810 in Perryopolis PA, to Job and
Mary Cooper Strawn. The family lived in what is still
today the best known property in Perryopolis, known as
Washington's Grist Mill, due to its earliest ownership in
the George Washington family. Job Strawn purchased it
from the second owner so there is no direct connection to
the Washington family, which had owned most of the SW
corner of Pennsylvania since the French-Indian War of
When Amos Strawn and Elizabeth (Bettye) Patterson left
Pennsylvania for Iowa, with four children, they were
either following railroad opportunities or possibly some
"underground" rr movement, as they were (still) Quakers
(the last generation). Four more children were born in
Iowa before the mother's death. The three oldest sons all
served in Iowa militia during the Civil War. In Henry
Co., Amos Strawn seems to have left farming for
brickmaking, being involved in the construction of a poor
farm/ asylum in that town.
Edward Hingston Smith, MD, a Canadian from Montral,
had to have been newly graduated from McGill Medical
College when he came to Fullerton. In the census he lists
his birth year as 1858, but I believe it was 1860. Mayme
Strawn lists her birth as 1860, but it was 1858 (all
other sources). Dr. Smith's middle name is a clue about
his origens; his mother's brother, William Hales
Hingston, MD, had been the mayor of Montreal , 1875-77,
and was a senior surgeon at Laval Hospital; he was
married to Margaret MacDonald, a daughter of the
governor-general of Ontario. WHH was knighted by Queen
Victoria and also received two medals from two popes--for
his work during several epidemics in Montreal, as well as
being the first English speaking Catholic mayor of
Montreal. A Canadian journalist is compiling a biography
of the Hingston family this year, as there has been
growing recognition of the contribution WHH made to civic
life plus those of his oldest son, who was a Jesuit
educator from his ordination in 1911 to his death in
1964. All this to say that leaving the comfortable,
urbane environs of Montreal for the Nebraska frontier
represents a young man's grandiose adventurous spirit
without much common sense!
How many other young spinsters were in Fullerton to be
married to Dr. Smith is wholly unknown, but it seems
likely that Tom Pugh was active in taking his now very
grown-up ward off his hands. As Dr. Smith's wife she had
to have been somewhat of a mystery to him, as he had very
strong, influential women behind him in Canada
(grandmother Hingston, born Eleanor McGrath in Cloyne
Ireland, raised her brood as a widow) and one of the
Smith girls became a nun. The first two Smith children
died in infancy, so it must have been a great relief when
Helen Frances survived her 1894 birth. Unfortunately by
then, underlying kidney disease was making her father's
life that of a semi-invalid (he made at least two trips
to Montreal by train for treatment.) He died at Christmas
in 1896, and within a month, his widow and daughter left
Fullerton for Mt. Pleasant, apparently never to return to
Nebraska. The Pughs lived into the 1920's by which time
my mother was school age (b. 11/15); she was dumbfounded
to discover the existence of Aunt Roxie in her lifetime
and has no memory of her mother, alert to this fact.
(Mayme died in 1916).
William Jones is listed as the executor for Dr. Smith,
a connection that waa puzzling ten years ago, but then it
became clear that he was the first husband of Myra Pugh
(who was distantly known to my grandmother as Myra
Draper). It will take more research to discover what
brought the end of that union.
The real star of this family was Thomas Pugh,Jr., who
had a career in the US Navy. The husband of one of his
descendents, Lyle John Garrity, has put together a
detailed lineage of this line and submitted it to the
Strawn Project. I have hopes of supplementing that
material with the Smith data--which in other files
is non-existent. The only Smith child, Helen Frances,
married Edmund George Schutz, of Milwaukee, in December
1914. Their four children, Helen Elizabeth Boyd, Charles
Edmund Schutz, John Jacob Schutz and Barbara Strawn Kuhny
are living, as are ten grandchildren, nine greats and
four gr-greats. I am the oldest grandchild, born 1938,
driven to put something together while I can.
I have no idea if your Fullerton site is set up to
link to other sites, but there is a big Strawn
family website (search for Strawn in Rootsweb) and a
Hingston search puts one into the 1910 biography in the
Catholic Encyclopedia. ... it is likely that I am the
first to contact you about this trio, unless Lyle Garrity
has preceded me. I do believe he tried to find Myra, in
Beatrice NE, where she must have lived with Mr. Draper,
but from his material, I am not clear that he found
29 Mar 2003: Lucinda
Boyd <email@example.com> Chicago IL
NOTE: List of Nance County
marriages for 1885 shows "E.H. Smith" married "Mary E.
Strain". (Book One is believed to have burned in a
Addition - 2 Apr 2003: Besides Fullerton,
I believe that there are Amos Strawn descendents in
Seward (specifically the Roth and Scheer families) plus
lots whose names are ... around Omaha.
...Lyle Garrity ... is the standard bearer for the Pugh
contingent (of whom there are many descendents.)
As I wrote, a journalist in Montreal is writing a
Hingston biography and I am "fishing" for Smith
information ... Thus my sentiments are mostly focused on
alerting others with a shared interest in these
- Richards - Powers
Benjamin Franklin SOWL
Nancy A. RICHARDS (25
and had the following
Rhoda Consada (2 Feb.
1879 - 29 Apr.1971)
Hattie Phrancelia (18
Nov. 1881 - Apr. 1943)
Theda Louella (my great
great grandma; 24 Nov. 1883 - 20 Mar. 1931)
Wilma A. (30 Nov. 1885
Lydia (8 Sept. 1888 -
Fred (12 July 1890 -
Charles (24 May 1892
- bef. 1987)
Orville (18 Mar. 1895
- 24 July 1975)
Ernest (27 July 1898
- bef. 1988)
Hazel (24 June 1906 - bef. 1988)
Theda Louella SOWL went on to marry
Thomas POWERS (22 Oct.
1883 - 14 Nov. 1918) and had
the following child:
and Vicki Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org> 13 Apr 2005
|John M. Van LEER, born 29 Dec 1835, OH. Died 1932. Buried
Amanda M. GAY, born 29 Oct
1839, IN. Died
1921. Buried Fullerton, NE
|Albert L., b. Mar 1860, IN
|William J., b. 15 Nov 1863, IN
- c1893 to Jose (maiden name unknown).
daughters - Theresa (died young) & Gladys. Jose died 1901.
Married second - 16 Feb 1906
to Alvaretta TRAVIS (Nance Co. Bk 3, p164).
They had 3 sons in 1920
census. (Were living in Fullerton, NE)
William, his first wife & child
Theresa are buried at Fullerton, NE.
|Ada B., b. c1865, IN
|Robert Hueston, b. c1868, Covington, IN
||Married 1901 to Mary M. MILLER - Platte Co., NE
|Mertie M., b. c1873, Fountain Co., IN
Married 23 Feb
1892 to Stephen ARRANTS - (Merrick Co. Bk C p81)
One daughter named in History
of Merrick Co. Nebraska, Vol I p109
|Maggie D., b. c1876, NE
Married 15 Nov
1896, to Henry NELSON (Merrick Co. Book C p355)
One child, Emmett August
appears in Merrick Co Marriage records - Book H p15
|Claudius, b. c1878, NE
|Worrel, b. c1880, NE
||Married 12 Oct 1901 to Estella SIMMONS (Nance Co Book 2 p467)
John & Amanda Van LEER can be
found in 1880 and 1885 census records at Loup Pct, Merrick County, NE. John
appears in 1890 Veteran's census, PO Box Palmer, NE. (Civil War
- Co B, 63 Ind. Vol.) 1900 and 1920 census, they are living
in Fullerton, NE.
Extracts of these records are
Jan 2007 - Ted & Carole Miller
| Nance Co. Home
Sunday, 21-Aug-2011 18:23:12 MDT
& Carole Miller