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.