Sunday, January 15, 2017

Robert I. Boone family

Robert I. Boone was born August 1, 1837 in Nelson County, Kentucky the son of Christopher Boone and Ann "Nancy" Rhodes. Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of James Matthew Johnson and Charlotte Ballard was born about 1855 in Nelson County.  I found this hand-written permission slip at Family Search -

"Jany the 30 - 1874 
Mr. J. S. Elloit
I consent that Robert Boon can obtain licens at your office for him self and my Daughter Elizabeth
                                       James M Johnson
Richard Watson"

Also at Family Search was this pretty Marriage Certificate.  Robert and Elizabeth were married on February 3, 1874 at St. Ivo's Church in Nelson County by Nicholas Ryan.  Witnesses were Richard and Anna Watson. 

Robert died on February 10, 1900 just a few days past their 26th wedding anniversary.  He was 63 years old.  Elizabeth died January 17, 1933 at about 78 years of age.  They are both buried in St. Dominics Cemetery, but Elizabeth's grave is unmarked.  

Together they farmed and raised 9 children: 
1. William Nicholas Boone - born March 28, 1875 and died in 1949 at age 74.  He was married to Susan Alma Smith on January 24, 1911 in Marion County.  They are buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

2. Mary Frances Charlotte "Lottie" Boone - born February 26, 1878.  She married William Alfred Bryant Mattingly on August 28, 1900.  She died September 28, 1962 at 84 and is buried in St. Charles Cemetery, in St. Mary, Kentucky.

3. Annie Boone - born in 1879.  She married Ira Willis Walsh on October 27, 1897 at St. Ivo's church.  This certificate is at Family Search.  I haven't been able to find them in census records.

4. Margaret "Maggie" Boone - born about 1882.  She married Robert Harris September 28, 1902 in Washington County.  Family Search has this copy of the marriage register.  I haven't found any census records for them either, the name is just too common.

5. Henry Francis Boone - born September 12, 1885 and died July 10, 1967 at 82.  He married first Mary Sophia Roberts on April 23, 1910.  She is listed as his nearest relative on his WWI draft registration (which is on Ancestry) dated Sept. 12, 1918.  Sophia died in 1944.  Henry later married Josephine Elizabeth Mattingly and they are all buried in St. Augustine Church Cemetery, Lebanon.  

6. Wilson Boone - born in 1888 and died January 19, 1915 when he was 26 years old.  He lays to rest in St Dominics Cemetery, Springfield, Kentucky.   His name inscribed on the same stone as his father.

7. James Robert Boone - born April 6, 1891.  He married Mary Virginia Greene-Mackin, widow of Michael Makin who died in 1924.  From Ancestry, on his WWI draft registration he was a single farmer in 1917 taking care of his mother and sister.  He died December 26, 1974 at age 83 and is buried in St Dominics Cemetery. 

8. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Boone - born 1893 and died September 6, 1959 at age 66 in Danville.  She remained single throughout her life and spent many years living in the State Hospital for the Insane.  She rests in St Dominics Cemetery.

9. Joseph William Boone - born August 30, 1896 in Marion County.  He married Mary Angela Roberts.  He died July 9, 1967 at 71 and is also buried in St Dominics Cemetery.

In this picture is Lottie Mattingly, Nick Boone, Joe Boone, Henry Boone and Robert Boone.  The two boys in front are Billy and Ben Boone, who I believe are the youngest sons of Joe.  If that is correct then the photo was taken about 1937. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Newspaper Clippings - Peotone, IL, June, 1907

Mentioned in this clipping, Mr. and Mrs. O. (Ole) and Caroline Jorgenson are my Third Great Grandparents.  Their daughter, Mrs. J. O. Bentall was Alberta (Bertha) Carolyn Jorgenson who married Jacob O. Bentall in 1905. In 1920, Bertha and her son Carlton, were living in Los Angeles with her sister, Belle and Belle's husband Earl McKee.  Bertha died in Evanston, Illinois in 1968, her obituary states she was a retired public school teacher. 

Peotone Vedette, June 21, 1907

Mrs. John R. Daley and children are visiting with Mrs. Daley's relatives at Versailles, Ill.
Leroy Crawford went to Manteno Tuesday evening for a couple of days' visit with relatives.
Mrs. H. D. Crawford visited her parents and other Manteno friends Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. A. Lutz, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis, returned home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Adams visited their son, William, in Chicago several days this week.
Roy D. Lewis of Wheaton, visited at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lewis, over Sunday.
Stanley Arnold returned last evening from Culver, Ind., where he has been attending the military academy.
Mrs. H. W. Miller, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., is the guest of her sisters, Mrs. A. Ginter, Mrs. Dewitt Williams and Misses Hayward.
Thomas Collins visited his daughter, Mrs. Spencer Lees, of Chicago, Sunday.  Mrs. Collins spent several days this week with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goldsberry were guests of their son, Walter, at the Dunlop home the first of the week and attended the commencement exercises.
Miss Nellie Adams has returned to Peotone, after a visit of several months with Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Tobias of Bronwsville, Tenn.  Her health is much improved.
Mrs. J. O. Bentall, who was a guest at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Jorgenson, returned to her home in Chicago Wednesday.  She was accompanied by her mother.
Judge and Mrs. Geo. Cowing and chldren, A. B., Fred, and Miss Addie Cowing of Joliet, came over to attend commencement exercises and were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Cowing.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lyon, of Waverly, Kans., are guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Baird and family.  Mr. Lyon lived in this vicinity many years ago and was a prominent worker in the Methodist society.
Miss Agnes Oliver, of Wilton, and Misses Mable Kurtz and Sarah Stassen of Peotone, are three enterprising young teachers who are taking the summer course in the Normal school at Bloomington.
Mrs. M. M. Dennis entertained Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Whitsun and children, of Manhattan and Mrs. L. Whitsun, of Chicago, Monday.  Mesdames Whitsun are Mrs. Dennis' sisters and were here to attend the graduation exercises.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Gaisford Middleton Marriage Record

The essential wording from this document:

Application for License dated December 31, 1908, signed by C. C. Boyle, County Judge

William F. Gaisford, 23 years old, a resident of Jefferson County, Nebraska where he was born, son of Charles Gaisford and Henrietta Smith

Ethel F. Middleton, 18 years old, a resident of Jefferson County, Nebraska, birth place unknown, daughter of Isaac Middleton and Clara Garner

Marriage License dated December 31, 1908, signed by C. C. Boyle, County Judge

Marriage Certificate, dated December 31, 1908, signed by C. C. Boyle, County Judge

At Fairbury, on the 31st of December, 1908, in the presence of Frank Amos and Gladys Gaisford

On September 8, 1909, Frank Amos married Gladys Gaisford.  Charles & Henrietta Gaisford are my Second Great Grandparents.

William & Ethel were married just over 44 years, until William's death in March of 1953.  I have 4 children for them, Faye, Ruth, Floyd and Mildred.  William & Ethel are buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller, Nebraska.

Monday, December 12, 2016

My DAR line to Patriot Asa Corbin

Last year, I became a member of the prestigious American organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution, or "D.A.R.".  I gained entry by proving my direct line to one of my Dad’s Dad’s ancestors who fought in the War.  That ancestor was Asa Corbin, and other women before me had already proven the lineage between Asa and my Third Great Grandfather, David A Roscoe.  All I needed was to provide documentation in the form of birth certificates, marriage certificates and death records if applicable, to prove the relation of each generation from me back to David.  Now future descendants of each individual along the line only need to connect themselves to the individual in the line they connect with.  All female descendants of my Dad and his siblings, my Grandpa and any of his siblings, and so on would be eligible to join DAR through our mutual Patriot ancestor, Asa Corbin.  From my Great Grandmother back, here is the rest of my direct line.

Charlotte I. Roscoe (1887-1975):  married to Charles Albert Menke in 1906.  Their children:  Harold, Lawrence, Willis, Cecil, Elsie, Raymond, Kenneth, Irene, Lorna, Robert, Clarence, Rosie, Gracie.  Robert died young and Lawrence didn't have children.

William Harlow Roscoe (1859-1947): married to Lena Jorgenson in 1882.  Their children:  Laura (1883-1980), Cleveland (1885-1961), Charlotte, Frank Edward (1889-1923), Charles (1891-1914), Oliver Bert (1895-1919), David Harlow (1897-1948), Cecil (1900-1906).  Only Laura, Charlotte and possibly Frank had any children. 

David A. Roscoe (1823-1884):  married Mary Fero in 1854.  Their children:  Nancy (1855-1913), Martha (1857-1875), William Harlow, Sherman (1862-1948), George (1864-1952), Franklin Abraham (1866-1951), Ervin (1868-1886), Bertruss (1870-1957), Edward (1874-1929), Charles Dole (1876-1962).  Ervin and Martha died young, I don't believe Franklin had any children.  

Nancy Corbin (1784-1872): married Russell Roscoe about 1815.  Their children:  William Harlow (1816-1847), Sherman (1818-1852), Almyra (1820-1857), David A., Daniel Ward (1826-?).  Nancy would have been what is termed a "Real Daughter", being the daughter of the Patriot, but the DAR was not organized before her death.

Patriot Asa Corbin (1742-1808): married Mercy Harlow in 1778.  Their children:  Sarah (1779-?), Darius (1780-1849), John (1782-1862), Nancy, Lois (1786-1857), Hamlin (1788-1851), Martha (1790-1790), James (1791-?), Polly (1793-1795), Sophia (1796-1825), William Harlow (1798-1868).

Any female who is a direct descendant of anyone listed here would be eligible to apply for DAR membership.  You need d
ocumentation of births, marriages and deaths through your blood line to prove your relationship to your ancestor.  Leave a comment below if you are interested in joining.   I'd be glad to help you if I can.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday's Faces from the Past - Noon Sisters

These two young ladies are Myrtle and Viola, the Noon sisters.  They were the oldest children of Frank & Minnie Noon.   Their four younger brothers were Fredrick Marion (1899-1983), Clifford Carl (1916-1978), Raymond W (1908-1960) and Lee (1914-1975).  All of Frank & Minnie's children were born in Kansas.  Frank (1870-1926) and Minnie (1873-1932) are now buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ionia, Kansas. 

Raymond (1908-1960) was the only sibling who stayed in Kansas.  The others all moved away, Fred (1899-1983) and Clifford (1916-1978) moved out to Oregon, and Lee (1914-1975) to Seattle, Washington.  Myrtle (1894-1975) married William Peters and they moved to Wray, Colorado.  

Viola Esther (1895-1979) married my Grandpa's brother Oren Bell on September 7, 1919 in Kansas.  Oren was a pastor and served in Norfolk, Nebraska, Bargersville, Indiana and also Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for many years.  They are buried in Resthaven Gardens Cemetery there.

That information is all from some quick searching on this family.  I got both of these photos from my cousin Ruth Ann, who is the daughter of Virgil, another brother of Oren.  A note was included that was written to Virgil from "Arnold" that said this is "Viola Noon Bell's home, likely taken sometime in the 1920's".  I don't know who Arnold is and I'm not sure of the location of this house, either in Kansas or Norfolk, Nebraska.  That's an interesting window, maybe a stain glass piece?  There's a rocker and a small dish (for the cat?) on the porch and the screen door is wide open.  Winter trees from the yard reflect in the windows. 

I'd love to hear from anyone who is related to Viola, Myrtle or any of the Noon's.  Please leave a comment below with any corrections or additional information.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tuesday, November 20, 1934 6:00 a.m.


The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Spalding and Hamilton Mattingly, both popular young people of the Calvary section, was solemnized Tuesday morning at 6:00 o'clock at Holy Mary's Church at Calvary, the pastor, Rev. J. P. Welsh, officiating in the presence of quite a number of relatives and friends.  A Nuptial High Mass followed the ceremony.
Miss Rebecca Spalding, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid, and Vincent Spalding was the groom's best man.The bride was attractively attired in a brown crepe dress trimmed in velvet with hat and other accessories to harmonize.  She carried an arm bouquet of pink rosebuds and ferns.

The bridesmaid wore a green crepe dress with accessories to match and carried pink rosebuds and ferns.Following the ceremony, breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, after which Mr. and Mrs. Mattingly left for Mount St. Joseph's Academy, Daviess County, where they visited her sister, Sister Praxedes.  They will go to housekeeping in an apartment at the home of Miss Ethel Goodin on Chandler Street in this city.

Mrs. Mattingly is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Spalding and possesses many qualities of mind and heart that have endeared her to a wide circle of friends.  She attended school at Calvary and was graduated from St. Charles High School at St. Mary.  Later she attended Campbellsville College.  For two terms she was an efficient teacher in the county schools and at one time was a nurse at Boldrick's Infirmary in this city.  

Mr. Mattingly is an energetic young man and is employed at the John A. Wathen Distillery Co.  Until a few months ago he was engaged in farming.  He is a son of Mrs. Lottie Mattingly and the late William Mattingly.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Mattingly

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Newspaper Clippings - Giltner, Nebraska, 1921

This column of news from Giltner, Nebraska is from the Grand Island Independent, Friday, February 25, 1921.  The Grand Island Independent covers many small communities all around Grand Island.  It would be a great newspaper to have digitized. 

Irma Bartz came here from Phillips, for over Sunday to visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gotheredge, have moved to Harvard where they will reside the coming year.
Mrs. J. C. Henderdeen came home from Stromsberg Thursday where she had visited with relatives.
Mr. Burnham, State Normal Inspector of Lincoln, and Miss Allen of Aurora, were at the high school Tuesday, where the former gave a lecture to the normal trainers.
O. D. Lansden and family went to Kansas Friday for a week's visit, and Mr. and Mrs. Elias Walker, are taking charge of their place during their absence.
The Goodale Bros., left Tuesday for York, after attending the reception at the church here Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh have returned from Omaha where they visited their daughter.
W. J. Larmore came home from Lincoln last Wednesday where he went on a business trip.
Edd Cooney came in from Overton Wednesday, where he visited relatives.
L. E. Highland returned last week, from a business trip to Montana.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Humphrey are happy over the arrival of a little daughter who came to their home last Monday.
Dorthea McKibbon was a visitor at the Bierbower home last week, She had been teaching school in Colorado, but owing to the weather conditions and sickness, the attendance was cut down so she was given a vacation at this time.
Wm. Lee and Roy Thompson last week, the former with hogs, and the latter with sheep.

The fourth number of the Lyceum course was held in the school auditorium last Saturday night.  This was considered the best number so far, it being the Orchestral entertainers. Something over six dollars was taken in at the door.
Hadley Talbert passed away last Thursday at his home near Trumbull, after a brief illness.  He was one of the old settlers of Clay county and was well and favorably known around here.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Gatlin moved their household goods to Grand Island last week from Bingville, after the recent fire he decided he would not rebuild.
William Sidders was transacting business in St. Paul last week.
Russell Talbot came home last week from a visit of a couple of weeks with the George Baker family at Alma.

Mrs. O. Shaw and daughter, Mrs. Hazel Balli, came home from the western part of the state Wednesday.  They had gone to visit relatives but on arriving at their destination by rail, were unable to make the trip of twenty miles across country so were obliged to return home.
Mrs. Mayme Wainwright, underwent an operation on the throat at her home on Wednesday, a physician from Aurora attending her.  She is doing nicely.
Pauline Rich went to Grand Island Monday where she received medical treatment the past week.  The grammar room and the teacher Miss Ogle, were at the train and gave her a valentine shower before she departed.
Mrs. Gilman Torgerson was a passenger to Hastings between trains Saturday.
The home economics class held a pie sale in J. A. Marvels store last Saturday afternoon.  They baked 16 pies and sold all but three.
The basket ball team and their coach, H. V. Marsh went to Clay Center Friday night and was defeated 21 to 9.  Kearney Tuesday, 20-35; Minden Wednesday, and were unlucky again with 31-11.  On Thursday night, Aurora hired the boys to play Ord at Aurora, and were again defeted 26-24.  The second team was scheduled to play Phillips Saturday afternoon but they having no inside gym, the weather was not favorable for an out-door game, so was postponed until a later date.
Mrs. Joe Talish was taken to Aurora Saturday for an X-Ray examination on her lungs.