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The McCamly Family

Compiled by Sarah Yang,
a recipient of the
Shirley Lee McCamly Weaver scholarship
at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming.

The McCamly family lived in Matagorda, Texas for a long time and moved to Casper, Wyoming around 1918. William Leake McCamly (May 18, 1876 – October 14, 1948, referred as Bo) was the key person to link the family from Texas to Wyoming.

Bo’s Grandparents

John W. McCamly (1803 /1821? - ) was born in New York. He married Sarah Frances Davis (1826 - ) on July 16, 1846 in Matagorda County, Texas. Sarah was from Tennessee. They had three children: William (January 20, 1849 -   ), John (1851 - 1929), and Frederick (January 28, 1854 – November 18, 1887).

Bo’s Parents

William A. McCamly was born in Texas on January 20, 1849. He was a physician and married Sophia Preisig (1855 - June 26, 1925) on March 29, 1873 in Matagorda. They had a daughter Annie (1874 -  ) and a son William L. (May 18, 1876 - October 14, 1948). Sophia’s parents came from Switzerland. Bo’s father passed away on November 2, 1908. After that, Sophia married William. E. Austin (1855 - ).

Bo’s Uncle

John W. McCamly married Valentine Northington. Valentine was born in Texas. Her father was born in Texas and her mother was born in Virginia. John and Valentine had a son Wheeler (1902? -  ) and a daughter Marinne (1905? -   ). From the census of 1910, John lived with his father-in-law John F Northington (1850 -   ) and sister-in-law Alice Northington (1879 -   ). John F. Northington’s father was born in Texas and his mother was born in Alabama.

Bo’s Family

Bo married Ada Elizabeth Rugeley (1878 – March, 1914) in Bay City, Texas on February 18, 1901. Ada’s father Edgar P. Rugeley (January 3, 1851 – February 25, 1913) was from Prussia and her mother Patti Matthews Rugeley (1851 - 1943) was from Switzerland. Bo and Ada had three children: Anthony Rugely McCamly (son), Willie Austin McCamly (daughter) and Annie Dell McCamly (daughter).

 Bo and his family lived in Denver, Colorado for a short time; then moved to Casper, Wyoming. In 1919 Ada (1879 – April 8, 1936) and Bo married in San Antonio, Texas. This was his second marriage. Ada was born in Indiana. Bo married Alice K. (1898 – July 12, 1942). From 1944 (or 1943) to 1947, Bo and Murl had a short marriage.

Bo’s Children

Anthony Rugeley McCamly (February 27, 1904 – April 2,1968, referred as Anthony) was born on February 27, 1904 in Bay City, Texas. Anthony married Joreene Iba Nola Hagler (July 26, 1910 - September 25, 1995) on July 16, 1928 in Greeley, Colorado. Joreene was born in Oklahoma. Her father Andrew Binefield Hagler and mother Mary Omah Houfman were from Missouri. Joreene had three brothers and four sisters, including Nell McDonald (Roseburg, Oregon) and Verda Terry (Weoser, Idaho). Anthony and Joreene had a daughter: Shirley Lee McCamly (December 7, 1929 – February 7, 2004, referred as Lee). After Anthony passed away in 1968, Joreene married James C. Ealum (February 11, 1912  -  August 14,1993) on Oct. 11, 1969. Lee was born in Caldwell, Idaho (as tradition, her mother went back to her hometown to give birth to Lee) on December 7, 1929. She married John Weaver (referred as Jay) on June 18, 1949 and passed away on February 7, 2004. Jay offered a scholarship to Casper College female students in Lee’s memory.

            Willie Austin McCamly married Earl Edwin Cortes. They had two children: Jane Cortes (Living) and Earl Cortes (Living). Jane married Bob Davidson and they had no children. Earl married Sue and they had two children.

Annie Dell McCamly married Thomas Wheatley. They had two children: Tom Jr. (Living) and William (1938? -      ).

 Bo McCamly and Joreene Hagler McCamly pictured above.

Casper, Wyoming Fire Department

A. R. McCamly Dies at 63

Anthony Rugeley McCamly, of 3630 South Poplar, died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 63.

He was born Feb. 27, 1904 in Bay City, Texas, and graduated from East Denver High School. He married Joreene Hagler on July 16, 1928, at Greeley, Colo.

McCamly and his father operated the Texaco bulk station in Casper from 1924 until 1948. He sold the business in 1949 and retired.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Natrona Lodge No. 51, the Consistory of Cheyenne, Korein Temple of Rawlins, Casper Shrine Club, Royal Order of Jesters, Casper Country Club, and the Casper Boat Club.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Shirley Lee Weaver; two sisters, Mrs. E. R. Mosby of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. T. F. Wheatly of Denver; three nephews and one niece.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Bustard Funeral Home.

Casper Star-Tribune, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

Casperites Will Return Home From Germany This Week

Returning to the United States are 1st Lt. and Mrs. John J. Weaver, who are coming home from Weisbaden, Germany, after more than a year with the occupation forces of the U. S. Army stationed in Germany.

Word has been received by Mrs. Weaver's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McCamly of 1243 South Ash, that they were to sail from Bramerhaven Port, Dec. 5, headed stateside, and would land in New York about Dec. 15. The Weavers hope to arrive in Casper to spend the holidays with their family and friends. Lieutenant Weaver has two sisters residing in Casper, Mrs. Iris Witt and Mrs. Inez Medley. Mrs. Weaver is the former Shirley McCamly.
December, 1952                                                          
                                                                                                       1st Lt. and Mrs. John Weaver

All pictures courtesy of John "Jay" Weaver

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