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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .McVANE.
Richardson

Researched and contributed by descendant: Janet


Descendants of Jonas Richardson
 

This reseach is still a work in progress.  I'm sure there are mistakes, omissions and people I couldn't find. Any feedback is welcome. I'm always eager to add new relatives.  And a big thank you to the many people who have given me names and dates and shared family histories.
 
 

Generation No. 1

1.  JONAS1 RICHARDSON was born 11 Jul 1714 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.  He married MARY CUTTING.  She was born 06 Oct 1717 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Child of JONAS RICHARDSON and MARY CUTTING is:
2. i. JEDEDIAH2 RICHARDSON, b. 28 Mar 1747, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 16 Dec 1838, Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JEDEDIAH2 RICHARDSON (JONAS1) was born 28 Mar 1747 in Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts, and died 16 Dec 1838 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada.  He married MARY RICHARDSON about 1770.  She was born 08 Mar 1751 in Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts and died in Canada.

Children of JEDEDIAH RICHARDSON and MARY RICHARDSON are:
 i. POLLY3 RICHARDSON, b. 09 Dec 1768, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 17 Jun 1851, Dodge, Wisconsin.
 ii. SABRINA RICHARDSON, b. 09 Oct 1770, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, d. 06 Jan 1862, Kingsey Falls, Drummond, Quebec, Canada.
 iii. JONAS RICHARDSON, b. 08 Jan 1773, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.
 iv. JEDEDIAH RICHARDSON, b. 25 Jan 1776, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 16 Apr 1859, Leicester, New York; m. LYDIA CROWELL, 30 Oct 1791, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts.
 v. DEXTER RICHARDSON, b. 24 May 1777, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 1786.
 vi. SARAH RICHARDSON, b. 09 Oct 1779, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 1860, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.
 vii. RHODA RICHARDSON, b. 02 Oct 1781, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 01 Dec 1838, Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada.
 viii. BEEBE RICHARDSON, b. 19 Oct 1783, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts; d. 25 May 1844, Danville-Shipton, Canton Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.
 ix. DEXTER RICHARDSON, b. 06 Jan 1786; d. 06 Jul 1865, Shipton, Quebec, Canada.
3. x. PRESTON RICHARDSON, b. Apr 1788, Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire; d. 26 Aug 1872, Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.
4. xi. ELIAS RICHARDSON, b. 16 Nov 1793, Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire; d. 12 Mar 1876, Eden, Lamoille, Vermont.
5. xii. GABY GUY RICHARDSON, b. 25 Nov 1796, Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire; d. 08 May 1853, Shipton, Quebec, Canada.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  PRESTON3 RICHARDSON (JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Apr 1788 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire and died 26 Aug 1872 in Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.  He married CYNTHIA HALL, daughter of MOSES HALL and LUCY FOWLER.  She was born 12 Mar 1799 in Barnet, Orange, Vermont, and died 25 Jan 1888.

Children of PRESTON RICHARDSON and CYNTHIA HALL are:
6. i. BETSY4 RICHARDSON, b. 21 Aug 1822.
 ii. LUCY RICHARDSON, b. 13 Mar 1827, Shipton, Quebec, Canada.
 iii. MELISSA RICHARDSON, b. 17 May 1830, Shipton, Quebec, Canada.
 iv. JONATHAN RICHARDSON, b. 1824.
 

4.  ELIAS3 RICHARDSON (JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 16 Nov 1793 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, and died 12 Mar 1876 in Eden, Lamoille, Vermont.  He married SALLY EMERSON.  She was born 1796 in New Hampshire, and died in Vermont.

Children of ELIAS RICHARDSON and SALLY EMERSON are:
 i. POLLY4 RICHARDSON, b. 1822, Canada; d. Vermont.
7. ii. OTIS RICHARDSON, b. 27 Jul 1827, Canada; d. 31 May 1888, Albany, Orleans, Vermont.
 iii. JANE RICHARDSON, b. 1828, Canada.
8. iv. SIMEON RICHARDSON, b. Jun 1834, Canada; d. 1921, Vermont.
9. v. ELIAS RICHARDSON, b. Aug 1837, Canada; d. 1905, Vermont.
 vi. ABIGAIL RICHARDSON, b. 1842, Canada.
 

5.  GABY GUY3 RICHARDSON (JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 25 Nov 1796 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, and died 08 May 1853 in Shipton, Quebec, Canada.  He married RACHEL OLNEY NUTTING 1827 in Quebec, Canada.  She was born 08 Aug 1808 in Canada, and died 03 Apr 1905 in Shipton, Quebec, Canada.

Children of GABY RICHARDSON and RACHEL NUTTING are:
 i. MARY4 RICHARDSON, b. 22 Sep 1828, Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.
 ii. RACHEL RICHARDSON, b. 30 Mar 1829, Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.
10. iii. LORINDA RICHARDSON, b. 30 Mar 1832, Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada; d. 1885, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. ABIGAIL RICHARDSON, b. 18 Feb 1839, Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.
 v. CHARLES RICHARDSON, b. 1847, Kingsey, Quebec, Canada.
 

Generation No. 4

6.  BETSY4 RICHARDSON (PRESTON3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 21 Aug 1822.  She married (1) SANFORD SHAW.  He was born 12 Sep 1813, and died 01 Aug 1847.  She married (2) OTIS RICHARDSON 16 Mar 1853 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, son of ELIAS RICHARDSON and SALLY EMERSON.  He was born 27 Jul 1827 in Canada, and died 31 May 1888 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont.

Child of BETSY RICHARDSON and OTIS RICHARDSON is:
 i. LUCY E5 RICHARDSON, b. 14 Jan 1858, Albany, Orleans, Vermont; d. 14 Mar 1862, Albany, Orleans, Vermont.
 

7.  OTIS4 RICHARDSON (ELIAS3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 27 Jul 1827 in Canada, and died 31 May 1888 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont.  He married BETSY RICHARDSON 16 Mar 1853 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, daughter of PRESTON RICHARDSON and CYNTHIA HALL.  She was born 21 Aug 1822.

Child is listed above under (6) Betsy Richardson.

8.  SIMEON4 RICHARDSON (ELIAS3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Jun 1834 in Canada, and died 1921 in Vermont.  He married HARRIET 1853 in Vermont.  She was born Nov 1838 in England, and died 1919 in Vermont.

Children of SIMEON RICHARDSON and HARRIET are:
 i. CLARA5 RICHARDSON, b. 1863, Lowell, Orleans, Vermont.
 ii. GEORGE H. RICHARDSON, b. 1865, Lowell, Orleans, Vermont.
 iii. CHARLES F. RICHARDSON, b. 1867, Lowell, Orleans, Vermont.
11. iv. AUGUSTA A. RICHARDSON, b. 1870, Lowell, Orleans, Vermont.
 

9.  ELIAS4 RICHARDSON (ELIAS3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Aug 1837 in Canada, and died 1905 in Vermont.  He married MARIA 1860 in Vermont.  She was born May 1838 in England, and died in Vermont.

Children of ELIAS RICHARDSON and MARIA are:
12. i. GEORGE H.5 RICHARDSON, b. Apr 1862, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
13. ii. HIRAM RICHARDSON, b. Dec 1870, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
 iii. CHARLES RICHARDSON, b. 1870, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
 iv. ARTHUR RICHARDSON, b. 1872, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
 v. MELVIN RICHARDSON, b. 1874, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
 vi. AVIS RICHARDSON, b. 1877, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
 vii. WILLIE RICHARDSON, b. 1879, Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.
 

10.  LORINDA4 RICHARDSON (GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 30 Mar 1832 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada, and died 1885 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married (1) WILLIAM MCNABOW 14 Sep 1853 in Cong, Shipton, Quebec, Canada, son of JAMES MCNABOW and OLIVIA DOYING.  He was born 04 Mar 1829 in Canada, and died 05 May 1858 in Canada.  She married (2) JOHN W HUGHART 1862 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, son of JOSEPH HUGHART and LUCY BURTON.  He was born 31 Jul 1829 in England, and died 01 Dec 1916 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Notes for JOHN W HUGHART:
On each census and on marriage certificate, John states he was, "born at sea."

Children of LORINDA RICHARDSON and WILLIAM MCNABOW are:
14. i. JAMES ALLEN5 MCNABOW, b. 22 Jun 1854, Quebec, Canada; d. 07 Sep 1934, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ii. SARAH MCNABOW, b. 15 Jun 1856, Quebec, Canada; d. 03 May 1858.
 iii. WILLIAM MCNABOW, b. 02 Feb 1857, Quebec, Canada; d. 06 Oct 1929, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

Children of LORINDA RICHARDSON and JOHN HUGHART are:
 iv. WILLIAM5 HUGHART, b. Jun 1854, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 10 Feb 1922, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 v. JENNIE HUGHART, b. Abt. 1856, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 21 Oct 1928, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
15. vi. LORINDA HUGHART, b. 10 Nov 1863, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 31 Jul 1927, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.
16. vii. FRANKLIN HUGHART, b. Mar 1866, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 14 Apr 1945, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 viii. JOHN A HUGHART, b. 1868, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ix. LIBBEY HUGHART, b. 1869, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin.
 x. LEVI LEONARD HUGHART, b. 1870, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. 1955, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin; m. BESSIE MABEL BROWN, 21 Jul 1900, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin; b. 1885, Minnesota; d. 1955, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
17. xi. CHARLES HUGHART, b. 1873, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin; d. South Dakota.
 xii. FREDRICK HUGHART, b. 1878, Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin.
 

Generation No. 5

11.  AUGUSTA A.5 RICHARDSON (SIMEON4, ELIAS3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 1870 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont.  She married FRANK D. PIERCE.  He was born 1884 in Vermont.

Child of AUGUSTA RICHARDSON and FRANK PIERCE is:
 i. EDWARD C.6 PIERCE, b. 1896, Vermont.
 

12.  GEORGE H.5 RICHARDSON (ELIAS4, ELIAS3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Apr 1862 in Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.  He married (1) UNKNOWN 1884 in Vermont.  He married (2) PERSES M. FISK 1898 in Wolcott, Lamoille, Vermont.  She was born Apr 1865 in Vermont.

Child of GEORGE RICHARDSON and UNKNOWN is:
 i. DELBERT6 RICHARDSON, b. Nov 1888, Vermont.
 

13.  HIRAM5 RICHARDSON (ELIAS4, ELIAS3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Dec 1870 in Craftsbury, Orleans, Vermont.  He married CORA W. 1895 in Vermont.  She was born Aug 1879 in Vermont.

Children of HIRAM RICHARDSON and CORA W. are:
 i. ARCHIE A.6 RICHARDSON, b. Dec 1896, Wolcott, Lamoille, Vermont.
 ii. CLYDE O. RICHARDSON, b. Mar 1897, Wolcott, Lamoille, Vermont.
 iii. TYLER E. RICHARDSON, b. Jul 1899, Wolcott, Lamoille, Vermont.
 

14.  JAMES ALLEN5 MCNABOW (LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 22 Jun 1854 in Quebec, Canada, and died 07 Sep 1934 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married ALICE CAMERON 01 Jun 1881 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, daughter of FREEMAN CAMERON and LUCINDA COPLIN.  She was born 19 Aug 1866 in Wisconsin, and died 27 Mar 1929 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Notes for JAMES ALLEN MCNABOW:
Declaration of Intent, August 30, 1887. Landed in Huron about June 1865. Born in Canada about 1854. Vol. 2, P.442.

Children of JAMES MCNABOW and ALICE CAMERON are:
18. i. EARNEST LINSEY EDMAND6 MCNABOW, b. 05 Mar 1882, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 01 Mar 1960, Marinette, Wisconsin.
19. ii. MYRTLE MCNABOW, b. Apr 1886, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iii. MILDRED MCNABOW, b. Mar 1900, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. LAURETTA MCNABOW, b. 1902, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

15.  LORINDA5 HUGHART (LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 10 Nov 1863 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died 31 Jul 1927 in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin.  She married JOSEPH MCVANE, son of UNKNOWN MCVANE.  He was born 1856 in New Brunswick, Canada, and died 1910 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Notes for JOSEPH MCVANE:
Filed Declaration of Intent on October 10, 1892 in Marinette County. Born New Brunswick, Cana in 1856. Landed Fort Fairfield, Maine in December 1863. Book 3, P. 508.

Children of LORINDA HUGHART and JOSEPH MCVANE are:
20. i. EDWARD JAMES6 MCVANE, b. 03 May 1883, Lake Noquebay, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 05 Apr 1968, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
21. ii. JOHN A MCVANE, b. 06 Sep 1884, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 01 Aug 1973, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iii. ALBERTIA M MCVANE, b. 1887, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. DR. WILLIAM A MCVANE, b. 1889, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 04 Jul 1976, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin; m. DELIA L NEIDL, Bef. 1919; b. 1893, Wisconsin.

Notes for DR. WILLIAM A MCVANE:
Dr. and Mrs. William McVane of Des Moines, Iowa, are visiting former home friends in this city, dividing their time between the Charles Carney and John Boyle homes. Mrs. McVane was formerly Miss Delia Neidl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Neidl, former Marinette residents, but now of Kenosha. She will also visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neidl, Sr., in Menominee. Dr. McVane who was recently released from service, is a son of Mrs. McVane of Crivitz. Dr. McVane, who is an osteopath, may decide to locate in this city. Oconto County Reporter, March 27, 1919.

22. v. CHARLES KELMAR MCVANE, b. 19 Oct 1891, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. Sep 1969, Brevard, Florida,  .
 vi. ALICE L MCVANE, b. 1896, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; m. UNKNOWN, 01 Jul 1925, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 vii. MARGARET MCVANE, b. 1899, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

16.  FRANKLIN5 HUGHART (LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Mar 1866 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died 14 Apr 1945 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married NANCY LAMPSON 1896 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She was born Jun 1881 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died 12 Feb 1912 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Children of FRANKLIN HUGHART and NANCY LAMPSON are:
23. i. JESSIE L.6 HUGHART, b. Jun 1896, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ii. ALBERT HUGHART, b. Jan 1898, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iii. EDWARD HUGHART, b. 1903, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. HERBERT HUGHART, b. 1904, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 v. AGNES HUGHART, b. 1907, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

17.  CHARLES5 HUGHART (LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 1873 in Peshtigo, Oconto, Wisconsin, and died in South Dakota.  He married SERENA PLACE 07 Apr 1894 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, daughter of ABRAHAM PLACE and PETAN WAU QUAT TAN GNAY.  She was born 1878 in Wisconsin, and died Aft. 1930.

Children of CHARLES HUGHART and SERENA PLACE are:
24. i. ETHEL6 HUGHART, b. 1895, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ii. MARVIN HUGHART, b. 1899, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
25. iii. JENNIE HUGHART, b. 1901, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. IVA HUGHART, b. 1903, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 v. JAMES HUGHART, b. 1906, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 1919, South Dakota.
 vi. AGNES HUGHART, b. 1908, Wisconsin.
 vii. JOHN W HUGHART, b. 1908, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. Nov 1984, Onida, Sully, South Dakota.
 viii. MARTHA W. HUGHART, b. 1909, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ix. LAWRENCE CHARLES HUGHART, b. 1917, Summit, Sully, South Dakota; d. Jun 1975; m. BEATRICE WESTOVER, 28 Dec 1939, Hughes, South Dakota; b. 1918.
 x. INFANT HUGHART, b. 06 Jun 1902, Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

Generation No. 6

18.  EARNEST LINSEY EDMAND6 MCNABOW (JAMES ALLEN5, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 05 Mar 1882 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died 01 Mar 1960 in Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married EVA L. WELLS 23 Dec 1911 in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, daughter of GEORGE WELLS.  She was born 27 Apr 1888 in Grover, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died 22 Sep 1945 in Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Children of EARNEST MCNABOW and EVA WELLS are:
 i. EDNA E7 MCNABOW, b. 1913, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ii. ERNESTINE MCNABOW, b. 1925, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

19.  MYRTLE6 MCNABOW (JAMES ALLEN5, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Apr 1886 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married STROPE 1904 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He was born 1882 in Wisconsin.

Child of MYRTLE MCNABOW and STROPE is:
 i. ILDA M.7 STROPE, b. 1905, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

20.  EDWARD JAMES6 MCVANE (LORINDA5 HUGHART, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 03 May 1883 in Lake Noquebay, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died 05 Apr 1968 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married (1) MARTHA ELIZABETH HART, daughter of LLOYD HART and MINNIE PALMER.  She was born 16 Apr 1909 in Illinois, and died 29 Jan 1981 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married (2) ANNIE MAY AUGUSTA FORTHOWARD 22 Jan 1903 in Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin, daughter of HERMAN FORTHOWARD and MARY PORTLANCE.  She was born 08 Nov 1886 in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died 06 Mar 1910 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Children of EDWARD MCVANE and MARTHA HART are:
 i. JAMES7 MCVANE, d. 08 May 1994.
 ii. JEANNETTE MCVANE.
 iii. JUDITH BEVERLY MCVANE.
 iv. ELIZABETH ANN MCVANE.
 v. MINNIE MCVANE.
 vi. BERNARD MCVANE.
 

Children of EDWARD MCVANE and ANNIE FORTHOWARD are:
 vii. JOSEPH E.7 MCVANE, b. 1904, Wisconsin.
 viii. MARY MCVANE, b. 1905, Wisconsin.
 

21.  JOHN A6 MCVANE (LORINDA5 HUGHART, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 06 Sep 1884 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died 01 Aug 1973 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He married ELLA PREMO 20 Apr 1908 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, daughter of SYLVESTER PREMO and EMELIA ROCK.  She was born 18 Sep 1889 in Wisconsin, and died Apr 1928 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Notes for JOHN A MCVANE:
John McVane, a son of Joe McVane of Lake Noquebay, is at the hospital in Marinette receiving treatment for the injuries he received in a fall last Sunday. He was chopping wood when he slipped on the icy surface of the ground and the sudden fall resulted in internal injuries.  Peshtigo Times, Thursday, January 6, 1906

Marriage Notes for JOHN MCVANE and ELLA PREMO:
Witnesses: William McVane and Ima Premo.

Children of JOHN MCVANE and ELLA PREMO are:
 i. WILLIAM7 MCVANE, b. 21 Apr 1909, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 04 Jul 1976, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin; m. RUBY HILTON.
 ii. JAMES SYLVESTER MCVANE, b. 27 Mar 1912, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 05 Nov 1966, Sacremento, California.
 

22.  CHARLES KELMAR6 MCVANE (LORINDA5 HUGHART, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 19 Oct 1891 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin, and died Sep 1969 in Brevard, Florida.  He married IDA SANBORN 27 Dec 1911 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, daughter of LEVI SANBORN and LUELLA WATSON.  She was born 04 Sep 1893 in Mobridge, , South Dakota, and died 24 Apr 1957 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Children of CHARLES MCVANE and IDA SANBORN are:
 i. IRENE MAY7 MCVANE, b. 16 Oct 1912, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ii. INFANT MCVANE, b. 1914, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 1914, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iii. CHARLES MCVANE, b. 19 Dec 1914, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. JOHN MCVANE, b. 21 Feb 1916, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 v. ETHEL GRACE MCVANE, b. 08 May 1926, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin; d. 10 May 1985, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

23.  JESSIE L.6 HUGHART (FRANKLIN5, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born Jun 1896 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married CARL E. HUST 1922 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  He was born 1893.

Children of JESSIE HUGHART and CARL HUST are:
 i. EARL F.7 HUST, b. 1920, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 ii. NANCY B. HUST, b. 1922, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iii. ELIZABETH G. HUST, b. 1924, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 iv. ELENORE R. HUST, b. 1926, Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.
 

24.  ETHEL6 HUGHART (CHARLES5, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 1895 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married (Unknown) LORD Abt. 1915.  He was born about 1890, and died Abt. 1920 in South Dakota.

Children of ETHEL HUGHART and LORD are:
 i. ESTER7 LORD, b. 1915, Nebraska.
 ii. OREN A LORD, b. 13 Jul 1916, South Dakota; d. 17 Apr 2005, South Dakota.
 iii. CHARLES LORD, b. 1919, Summit, Sully, South Dakota.
 

25.  JENNIE6 HUGHART (CHARLES5, LORINDA4 RICHARDSON, GABY GUY3, JEDEDIAH2, JONAS1) was born 1901 in Lake, Marinette, Wisconsin.  She married CARL FRANK OSTERKAMP 28 Nov 1917 in Sully, South Dakota.  He was born 24 Sep 1895 in Sully, South Dakota.

Children of JENNIE HUGHART and CARL OSTERKAMP are:
 i. HELEN M.7 OSTERKAMP, b. 1921, Sully, South Dakota.
 ii. WILLIAM V. OSTERKAMP, b. 1922, Sully, South Dakota.
 iii. VERNON M. OSTERKAMP, b. 1924, Sully, South Dakota.
 iv. EARL H. OSTERKAMP, b. 1929, Sully, South Dakota.
 
 

Early Logging Day Tales
The Doings of "Mary Ann "
(By B. A. Claflin)

One of the best known characters of early lumbering days on the Peshtigo River bore the misnomer of "Old Mary Ann." She was Mary Ann, all right, but not old at the time of which I write. Previous to coming to Peshtigo this colorful woman lived in Maine, which also was the former home of "Pinochle" Armstrong, of whom I have written before. In fact, it was by reason of her acquaintance with this well known lumber king that Mary Ann came to Wisconsin. Times were hard in the east and Armstrong, upon her solicitation, helped to her get located in the new country where he had made so marked a success.

First Year in Peshtigo

During her first year in Peshtigo she conducted a boarding house for the woodsmen. Known far and wide for her culinary ability she was greatly admired by the rough characters. It has long been said that a man can best be appealed to thru his stomach; and the case of Mary Ann proved that point conclusively. They respected her and her word was law.

Tradition has it that Mary Ann was a woman of deep religious convictions. Generous and self sacrificing to a high degree, her good acts were legion. No weather was too bad, no distance too great for her to go on a relief mission, if called, which was often. By these unselfish traits she became greatly endeared to the people of those days.

As an illustration of her nobleness of heart it is told how, upon learning of the terrible Peshtigo fire, she immediately left the logging camp which she was bossing at the time-her husband had charge of the camp, but Mary Ann was the real boss- and repaired to the scene of the devastation. Finding the town wiped out and people huddled about in misery, and on the verge of starvation, this noble act, such as I have described, indicates a tenderness of heart which does not readily associate itself with a bad temper or a tendency to rough tactics; but Mary Ann, despite her good qualities toward the meek and lowly, really had a nasty temper when aroused, as well as an overabundance of muscle and a willing ness and ability to use it when the occasion demanded action. Six fee in stature and weighing two hundred pounds, she was a fair match for the toughest lumberjack or river hog that ever crossed her. Courage? It was her second name. And good common sense vied with that attribute for a place among her remarkable qualities. She was always right, simply because she had common sense to a remarkable degree; and, being sure of herself at all times, if it became necessary to knock a man cold to carry her point, she did just that.

On one occasion, so the story goes, while bossing a logging camp on the river for "Pinochle" Armstrong, she had a flock of hens which contributed not a little to the commissary department. One day a member of the crew facetiously informed her that in her flock was a hen which wanted to set. At the same time he informed her that the proper way to break the hen of that tendency was to immerse her a few times in a pail of water.

Other members of the crew enjoyed the little act until Mary Ann ended it by slapping her advisor soundly in the face. Incensed at this humiliation the man proceeded—unknown to Mary Ann—to tie a clothesline to a leg of the fretful hen, after which he began throwing her into the river and haling her back to shore. This he did several times, and the last time the hen came back dead. At this point Mary Ann appeared on the scene. Enraged beyond control. She seized the offender, lifted him bodily from the ground and walked with him into the river up to her armpits. Here she shoved the squirming lumberjack under the surface a dozen or more times until, gasping for breath, and half drowned, he begged for mercy.

As I have stated previously, Mary Ann's husband was, ostensibly, the camp boss, for it would not be conducive to the morale of any crew of rough woodsmen to have a woman openly placed in charge. Such a course would lay them open to ridicule, and that would not be tolerated. But Mary Ann was the boss, however, in every sense, the word implied. It was she who issued all orders in regard to operation; it was she who settled as arguments between the men. Timber to her was an open book. She could unerringly appraise the value of a tract of pine; and she could call to an inch the running board feet of a log of any size. In addition to supervising the winter's work and looking after all details of the camp, this tireless woman cooked for the big crew to their utmost satisfaction. And she doctored and nursed the men when they were sick or injured. Her duties were manifold, but she performed them easily.

Survivors of those interesting days tell with great pleasure how Mary Ann administered heroic treatment to Pete LaFarge, one of her teamsters, when he was taken down with influenza. He was a sick man, all right. And it was beneath the dignity of a logger to lay up unless he was really sick. LaFarge had been confined to his bunk two days before Mary Ann considered his illness serious enough to require her personal attention.

However, when it became apparent that the sick man was getting worse, rather than better, she prepared to treat him. Her first move was to place a tub beside his bunk. This she half filled with hot water after first loading it with a generous quantity of mustard. When preparations were completed, Pete was instructed to wrap himself in a blanket, immerse his feet in the water and keep them there until perspiration was induced. After issuing these orders, Mary Ann departed to attend to other duties in the cook shanty. After a bit she returned to see how the patient was getting along. Instead of following orders. LaFarge still lay in his bunk. Mary Ann looked at him in a moment of anger. Then she opened up.

"Why you lazy Frenchman, why ain't you in that tub?" she roared.

"Mon dieu, Mary Ann, she's too hot." protested LaFarge weakly.

"Too hot, is it? I'll show you how to get in." was the reply.

Grabbing him as she would a baby, Mary Ann jerked LaFarge from the bunk and jammed his feet to the bottom of the steaming tub. In spite of his roars of pain she held him firmly until a profuse perspiration started, which was more from the agony he underwent than from any virtue of the liquid. It was heroic treatment with a vengeance, but it broke the grip.

Some of the feats of strength and resourcefulness performed by this remarkable woman in connection with the strenuous business of logging sound incredible, but they are vouched for by the old-timers who gave me this word picture of Mary Ann. During the course of a certain spring drive, accoutered in overalls and mackinaw, as were the river hogs, she handled a pevee with the best of them when it was necessary.

One day, at a bad bend in the river, a jam formed. This was the one thing feared most by the old-time drivers. What was called the Iceylog" became stuck and the upcoming avalanche of logs piled up until they massed into an almost impregnable barrier to further progress down river. Orders from Mary Ann flew thick and fast. Men struggle unsuccessfully to break the jam. The water rose in the river forming well nigh impassible torrents on either side. Matters became desperate. Delay in reaching the wailing booms below became imminent. It was time for action, and Mary Ann as usual, was equal to it.

Seizing a pevee, she breasted the torrent, floundered thru and over the mass of milling logs until she reached the scene of the trouble. Men worked frantically to dislodge the offending timber. No use. Their greatest efforts were unavailing. For once they were licked. But not so with Mary Ann. Swearing like a trooper, she brushed them aside like so manv straws. A few well directed attacks, a heave of her mighty shoulders, and the key log shifted its position. Swiftly she followed her advantage. A steady lift was applied which lasted minutes. Slowly but surely the mass began to move. The jam was broken!

But the real danger now confronted the woman and the handful of men who had witnessed her skill and might application of a strength denied the best of the. It was to reach the shore over the rushing, twisting things of power which found with one another for the right of way. 1 ripped by the up heaving logs, or shunted about by slipping bark, at times these hardy human beings plunged into the vortex of boiling foam and yellow torrent. Mary Ann led the retreat, and as the last man neared the bank, she pulled him from a rolling log to safety.

The picture of such activities on the pan of one of the "weaker sex" is not a pleasant one. But was she one of the "weaker sex?" You shall be the judge. The story is a true one.




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