Sunday, April 23, 2017

Emilia de Casias, Ex-wife of Ramon Sandoval

© Kathy Duncan, 2017


OR NEVER, EVER MAKE ASSUMPTIONS.

Ramon Sandoval appears on the 1900 Taos County, New Mexico Territory as a widower. His wife was Rosa Leyba, and she may have died around 1898. However, on the 1910 census, he is listed as divorced. At first, I assumed (big mistake) that this was an error. This was compounded by my sister-in-law, who was over twenty years old and who also thought this was an error because she had never heard any of the older family members mention a second wife for Ramon Sandoval or a divorce.

In 2015, I came across a newspaper notice in La Revista de Taos, 8 February 1907 concerning Ramon Sandoval's divorce from Emilia de Casias. I searched for her immediately, but did not find a likely candidate. This week's search in FamilySearch, however, turned up a likely candidate. She was in a 1900 household with two boys Abel and Frederico Coca. However, she was listed as divorced. That would be ten years before Ramon Sandoval was listed as divorced in 1910. I was starting to wonder how scrambled the records were. I found with her son Abel Coco in 1880 when Emilia was using the Coca surname and married to Lucas Coca. Then I found a marriage record for Emilia Casias (daughter of Mateo Casias) and Lucas Coca. Things were fitting more neatly. By playing with surnames, I found Emilia using the Sandoval surname in 1910 and in the household of her son Abel Coca. She was starting to seem like a more likely candidate although she was listed as a widow. I have seen divorced women present themselves as widows before on the census, probably because of the social stigma. In 1920, she is again listed as Emilia Casias and living with her grandson Demetrio Casias. In 1930, she is Emilia C. Coca, living with her son Abel Coca. Emilia Casias died in 1939. Her death record states that she was the widow of Lucas Coca and the daughter of Mateo Casias. Widowed, not divorced from Lucas Coca?

This Emilia Casias was a good candidate for the ex-wife of Ramon Sandoval, but was she the right Emilia, and was the Ramon Sandoval, who ran the divorce notice, the same Ramon Sandoval who was Rosa Leyba's widower? My first instinct was to look for a divorce record for Ramon Sandoval, but where to look? I then went to the Taos County, New Mexico wiki in FamilySearch. The wiki can be found under the search tab. I did not find any information about Taos County divorces there, but I did read down to the very bottom of the page where I found some interesting links. There were links for Taos County baptisms, marriages, and deaths at the bottom of the page. One set of links for indexes and one for images. Images? In playing around with those links I found that the indexes took me back into the familiar records search on FamilySearch. However, the image links turned out to be images of the original records. Unfortunately, the indexes and the images are not linked to each other. In searching through these same records on FamilySearch, there is no way to know that there is an image for the record let alone access it from the search results. The images have to be scrolled through, just like a reel of micofilm. Among the links to marriages, I noticed one that did not have an index: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, Online Parish Records, 1895 - 1956. After a few minutes of digging around, I found a marriage record for Ramon Sandoval in 1902:


Top of page 5 of 1902 Parraguia de N.S. de Guadalupe de Taos, Nueve Mexico. 



Marriage recorded 21 April 1903, N.S. Guadalupe of Taos

While this record does not provide Ramon's age or mention that he is widowed of Rosa Leyba, it does state that he is the son of Diego Sandoval. This Emiliam is the daughter of Jose Mateo Casias. It appears that I have identified the correct Roman Sandoval and Emilia Casias.

It is interesting to note that there is a married man named Lucas Coco on the 1900 census who is the same age as the Lucas Coca who Emilia's first husband. He is probably Emilia's first husband, and they are likely to have divorced as well.

Is it possible that Roman Sandoval and Emilia Casias annulled their marriage through the church and did not seek a civil divorce? I do not know yet.

Below is a transcript of the records that I found on Emilia Casias, who never appears on the census with Roman Sandoval. The lesson to remember here is that people led rich full lives between census years.

Maria Emilia Casias, daughter of Mateo Casias and Maria Manuela Tafoya, married Lucas Coca, son of Juan Bautista Coca and Maria Dolores Vigil, married on 28 October 1878, in Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church, in Taos, New Mexico.

Fredrico Coco, son of Emilia Casias and Lucas Coca, was christened on 9 October 1881 in Taos, New Mexico.

Emilia Casios, age 77, daughter of Mateo Casios and Manuelita Garcia, widow of Lucas Coca, died 12 March 1939 in New Mexico.


8 June 1880, El Rancho, Taos County, NM:

22-22
Coca, Lucas W M 25 Laborer b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Emilia W F 21 Wife Keeps House b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Abel W M 8/12 Oct Son b. NM fb. NM mb. NM

1900, ED 154 Pct 3 Ranchos, Taos County, New Mexico:

46-47
Coca, Amelia Head W F June 1862 38 D 22 2-2 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM Laborer
----, Abel Son W M Oct 1881 18 S b. NM fb. NM mb. NM Day laborer
----, Federico W M Sept 1883 17 S b. NM fb. NM mb. NM Day Loborer
[Iley N Selph, son-in-law of Ramon Sandoval, is seven households away]

1910, Talpa, Taos County, New Mexico:

92-94
Coca, Abel Head M W 35 W b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Demetrio Son M W 6 S b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Federico Head M W 34 M-1 3 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Serviona Wife F W 22 M-1 3 0-0 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
Sandoval, Emilia Mother F W 45 W 2-2 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM

6 January 1920, Talpa Pct No. 19, Taos County, New Mexico:

2-3
Casias, Emilia Head F W 56 D b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Demetro Grson M W 17 S b. NM fb. NM mb. NM

12 April 1930, Ranchos de Taos, Taos County, New Mexico
Talpa Public Road

102 - 109
Coca, Abel Head $300 M W 49 Wd 29 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Manuelita Dau F W 5S b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Emilia C Mother F W 68 Wd 18 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
-110
----, Demetrio Head M W 26 M 22 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Eusivia A. Wife F W 23 M 19 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
102-111
Coca, Frederico Head M W 47 M 24 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM
----, Servellona Wife F W 45 M 22 b. NM fb. NM mb. NM

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Leona (Childs) Stookey

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

Leona (Childs) Stookey, daughter of John S. and Catherine F. (Brown) Childs, was born in 1856. She married Lewis Stookey on 11 Sept. 1879. She died 7 Feb 1921 and is buried in Harristown Cemetery, in Harrisontown, Macon County, Illinois.

Census records of Lewis and Leona (Childs) Stookey:

12 June 1880, Illini, Macon Co., IL:

116-120
Stookey, Lewis W M 31 Farmer b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Leona W F 24 Wife Keeping house b. IL fb. NJ mb. IL
Gilkeson, Robert W M 23 Laborer Works on farm b. IL fb. Ire mb. VA


8 June 1900, Harristown, Macon Co., IL:

62-65
Stookey, Louis Head W M Oct 1848 51 M-20 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL farmer
----Leona Wife W F Feb 1856 44 M-20 3-2 b. IL fb. NJ mb. IL
----Marshall Son W F Oct 1881 18 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Hellen Dau W F June 1883 17 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Daniel Father W M Mar 1820 80 Wd b. IL fb. OH mb. IL
Musser Rose Servant W F Aug 1875 24 S b. IL fb PA mb. PA
Wilt Elmor Servant W M Aug 1879 20 S b. PA fb. PA mb. PA

2 May 1910, Harristown, Macon Co., IL:

143
Stookey, Lewis Head M W 61 m-1 30 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL farmer
----Leona C. Wife F W 54 M-1 30 3-2 b. IL fb. NJ mb. IL
----Marshall C. Son M W 28 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL

19-20 Jan 1920, Harristown, Macon Co., IL:

141-143
Stookey, Lewis head M W 71 M b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Leona C. wife F W 63 M b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
142-144
Stookey, Marshall C head M W 38 M b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Milderd J wife F W 29 M b. KS fb. IL mb. IL

----Mary E dau F W 3 3/12 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL

Obituary of Leona (Childs) Stookey:

Mrs. Lewis Stookey died in a hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Monday afternoon of an illness extending over a period of several months. She went to the Milwaukee hospital for treatment three weeks ago. The body will be brought to Decatur this evening and be taken to the family home in Harristown. Leona Childs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Childs was born near Warrensburg and was educated in the public schools of Decatur, being graduated from Decatur high school in 1876, as valedictorian of her class. Some of the older persons yet remember that particular class because all of the young women were attired in calico dresses. The inherent ability which won her the place of honor in her class as ever active and during all of her life she was a student, fond of literary pursuits and music. She was long president of Summit Culture Club,Harristown and organist in the Harristown Methodist church of which she was a member. In recent years Mrs. Stookey had given much time to Red Cross work and had traveled a great deal.
The surviving members of her family are her husband, Louis Stokey, and two children,Marshal C. Stookey of Harristown and Mrs. Nathan Wilkinson of Milwaukee. Her brothers and sisters are Dr.Charles Childs, LaPlace, John Childs and Misses Edna and Harriet Childs of Los Angeles, Cal.,  and Mrs.Howard Batchelder of Colorado. 
[Source: Decatur Herald; Decatur, IL; 8 Feb 1921]

Obituary of Lewis Stookey:

Lewis Stookey, formerly a resident of Decatur and Harristown died in his home in San Diego,Cal, Wednesday after an illness of about one week.
Born at Millstadt in St.Clair county, Oct.20, 1848, Mr.Stookey moved to Bloomington with his parents when a small child. From there he came to Decatur,moving to Harristown in 1864.
He attended Normal university and Bloomington grade schools. He was a student of Decatur high school and at one time attended school in Alton.
On Sept 11, in 1879 he married Leona Childs who preceded him in death, Feb. 7, 1921. The couple resided on a farm in Illini township until 1893.
Mr. Stookey leaves two children, Marshall C.Stookey of Harristown and Helen Wilkerson of Wisconsin. Another child Annis Stookey preceded him in death. Also two sisters,Mrs.Mary Randle and Mrs.Florence Lutz both of Decatur.
He was the son of Daniel and Carole Stookey who settled in Haristown during the Civil war. Their farm home became his property and is at the present time occupied by his son.
The body will arrive from San Diego Monday and will be taken to the Dawson & Wikoff funeral home to be removed to the family home Tuesday morning.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Harristown Methodist church at 3 pm Tuesday. Burial will be in the Harristown cemetery.
[Source: Decatur Daily Review; Decatur, IL; 28 May 1933] 

Published biography of Lewis Stookey and family:

Lewis Stookey, a representative of the fourth generation of the family in Illinois, is prominently identified with the farming interests of Macon county and is known as one of its most capable and enterprising citizens. He is the owner of one of the most valuable farms of Harristown township, where he carries on general farming and is also greatly interested in the breeding of shorthorn cattle, his pure-bred herd having a reputation of containing some of the finest specimens of the kind in the state. Mr. Stookey is a practical man and his success has been due to the application of sound judgement in all departments of his business.
He was born in St. Clair county, October 20, 1848, and is a son of Daniel and Caroline (Goodner) Stookey. The father was also born in St. Clair county, the great-grandfather of our subject, Daniel Stookey, locating there in 1802, therefore being one of the very earliest settlers of Illinois. The family came from Virginia, although Daniel Stookey was a native of Maryland, in which state he was born before the Revolutionary war, in March, 1773. His wife, who before her marriage was Barbara Whetstone, was born in Virginia, April 20, 1774. They were married March 16, 1797, and their eldest son, Simon, was born in Virginia, January 6, 1798. This son was the grandfather of our subject and came with the family to St. Clair county. He and his father were pioneer farmers and they took up land from the government in that county, some of which is still in possession of the family. Daniel Stookey, the father, was born March 6, 1820, while his wife was born June 26, 1825, in St. Clair county, and there they were married December 4, 1845. He was a farmer and sawmill owner. In 1855, ten years after his marriage, he sold out and removed to Bloomington, Illinois, becoming interested in the manufacture of Pennock’s wheat drills, but the call of the farm drew him back to the soil and after a few years he came to Harristown township, Macon county, where he had acquired forty acres of land and also owned one hundred and sixty acres in Illini township. Later he became the owner of three hundred and twenty acres where the family homestead is now located. This land at the time of his purchase was wild prairie, with no trees or fences, and upon it there stood a small cabin one and one-half stories high, which was propped up so that it could not be blown down by the wind. The prospect was not very alluring but Daniel Stookey builded wiser perhaps than he knew and became one of the wealthy landowners of the county and one of its most esteemed citizens. To him and his wife there were born seven children: Adaline, who died in childhood; Lewis, our subject; Cornelius, deceased; Daniel W., who married Angie Dunnuck and lives at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he being a manufacturer of drain tile; Mary Caroline, now the wife of Rev. E. B. Randle, of Springfield; W. James, who died at nineteen years; and Florence H., the wife of S.M. Lutz, of Decatur.
In 1872 Daniel Stookey built a good brick house from brick burned under his own supervision, one of the first houses of the kind in this region. The residence was remodeled n 1906 by Lewis Stookey, a hot water plant and acetylene gas apparatus being installed. In 1909 a commodious porch was added, the building now being one of the most pleasing landmarks in the township. Daniel Stookey was a member of the Baptist church of Decatur, and he was an active supporter of that denomination. He was reared in the democratic party but at the time of the war was a patriotic Union man and from that time forward voted the republican ticket. He served in several minor public offices in the township but he was essentially a man of business and not a seeker for political honors. He was a man of wide influence and worthily did he perform his part in assisting toward the growth and prosperity of the county with which he was long closely identified.
Lewis Stookey was fifteen years of age when his parents took up their residence in Harristown township. He received his early education in the country schools and later became a student at Shurtleff College, where he continued for three years. Returning to the farm, he devoted his attention to its interests, locating for a time on the farm in Illini township, of which he later became owner. In 1893 he removed to the old homestead and he is now the owner of four hundred and forty acres, most of it in the home farm. Mr. Stookey has shown good judgment in his farming operations and the results are to be seen in the orderly arrangement of the buildings, the modern farm appliances and the up-to-date condition of everything about the farm. It is hardly necessary to say that he has been greatly blessed in his operations.
On September 11, 1879, Mr. Stookey was married in Illini township to Miss Leona Childs, a native of Sangamon county, born February 26, 1856, and a daughter of John S. and Catherine (Brown) Childs. Her father was a native of New Jersey and grew to manhood there, coming to Illinois and living for a time at Galena and Springfield, where he followed the occupation of carpentering. His wife was born in Sangamon county, where her father was engaged in farming. He came to Macon county and acquired land in Illini township. He was of English Quaker ancestry. The American ancestors of the family have been traced of James Childs, born in 1697. John S. Childs acquired six hundred and forty acres of land in this county. He was called to reward May 10, 19905, and his beloved wife departed this life October 23, 1909. He was identified with the democratic party for many years but in 1896 he changed his allegiance and voted for Mr. McKinley. He was a man greatly esteemed by his neighbors and held at various times all the important township offices, being for a number of years supervisor and displaying a cool judgment in public and private affairs that always reflected upon him and those with whom he was associated the highest credit.
Three children have blessed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stookey. Marshall, who was graduated from the school of civil engineering of the University of Illinois in 1907, entered the engineering department of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company at Chicago and later assisted in overseeing construction work on the line. He is now at home assisting his father upon the farm. Helen S. is also a graduate of the University of Illinois, receiving the degree of A.B. in 1904. On June 15, 1907, she was married to Nathan Wilkinson, of Emporia, Kansas, who is an electric engineer and is connected with the Allis-Chalmers Company, now making his headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilkison: Helen Jean, born October 29, 1908; and Nathan III, February 13, 1910. The third child of Mr. and Mrs. Stookey was named Annis and departed this life at the age of two years, August 6, 1885.
Mr. Stookey cast his first presidential ballot in 1872 for U.S. Grant for president of the United States and has ever since continued a stanch republican. He has never aspired to political honors but has served with great acceptance as school trustee. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Harristown, of which Mr. Stookey is steward and has acted as Sunday school superintendent and in other capacities. He has found in his wife one who has been, indeed, to her husband a helpmeet and to the community a blessing, whose influence for good has increased with the passage of years. As a man of mark, Mr. Stookey’s advice is often sought by his friends in business and other affairs and when it is followed the result is almost invariably satisfactory. He has gained recognition as a reliable breeder of live stock and his reputation is not confined to Macon county. He has always had an inclination to agricultural pursuits and to this has been added lifelong habits of application to agricultural pursuits and an integrity which has never been questioned. It is plain that no record of Macon county would be complete without proper mention of the subject of this sketch and his worthy ancestry.
[Source: City of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, vol. 2 by Hon. William E. Nelson]

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dr. Timothy S. Childs

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

Timothy S. Childs, son of Catherine F. Brown and John S. Childs.

6 June 1900, Decatur City, Decatur Twp., Macon Co., IL:

118-164
Childs, Dr. Timothy Head W M Dec 1866 34 M-5 b. IL fb. NJ mb. IL
----Carlotta Wife W F May 1869 31 M-5 2-2 b. ILfb. OH mb. OH
----Agnes Dau W F Dec 1895 4 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----John Son W M May 1897 3S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
Hane, Jeremiah Boarder W M Apr 1841 59 M 32 b. OH fb. PA mb. PA
----Viola Boarder W F b. Nov 1849 51 M 32  b. IL fb. OH mb. NJ
Sprague Morris Boarder W F Jan 1887 13 Sb. IL fb. OH mb. NJ
----Gladys Boarder W F Dec 1889 10 S b. MO fb. OH mb. NJ
Siars, Rennir Servanta B F Aug 1882 17 S b. IL fb. KY mb MO


1910, Decatur, Macon Co., IL:

232 Wests William
182-209
Childs, Thomas J. Head M W 44 M-1 15 b. IL fb. NJ mb. KY Dentist
----Carlotta F. Wife F W 39 M-1 15 4-4 b. IL fb. OH mb. OH
----Agnes E. Dau F W 14 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----John R. Son M W 12 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Russell H Son M W 8 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Robert S Son M W 5 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
Hane, Viola C m-i-l F W 62 Wd 4-4 b. OH fb. OH mb. PA

Waite, Rhoda G. Lodger F W 62 Wd 0-0 b. OH fb. MA mb. VT
[Note: Timothy S. Childs is misreported, but this is clearly his household.]


Dr. T.S. Childs of San Diego published "Embouchure" in the Dental Review: Devoted to the Advancement of Dentistry in 1916.

In 1917, David O. Dryden completed an American Arts and Crafts home for T.S. Childs and wife Carlotta, located at 3412 28th street. That area has been designated the North Park Dryden Historical District.

9 Jan 1920, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA:

3412 Oregon St
224-230
Childs, Timothy S. Head M W 54 M b. IL fb. NJ mb. KY dentist
----Carletta Wife F W 50 M b. IL fb. OH mb. OH
----Agnes E. F W 24 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL stenographer
----John K. Son M W 22 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL cellist
----Russell H. Son M W 18 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL salesman
----Robert H. Son M W 15 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL

Published Biography of Timothy S.Childs: 

Timothy S. Childs, D.D.S.
            Dentistry may be said to be almost unique among other occupations, as it is at once a profession, a trade and a business. Such being the case, it follows that in order to attain the highest success in it one must be thoroughly conversant with the theory of the art, must be expert with the many tools and appliances incidental to the practice of modern dentistry and must possess business qualifications adequate to dealing with the financial side of the profession. In all these particulars Dr. Childs is well qualified and therefore has attained prestige among the able representatives of dentistry in Decatur.
            A native son of Macon county, he was born in Mini township in 1865, one of the eight children of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Childs. The father died in 1905 and the mother in 1909. He had been a lifelong farmer and owned a section of land in Mini township. His success enabled him to provide well for his children and his widow and at her death the part of the estate which she had inherited was divided among their sons and daughters. As his share Dr. Childs received eighty acres of choice land near Warrensburg. He was reared to farm life with the usual experiences that fall to the lot of the farm boy who does the chores and aids in the work of early planting and gathering harvest in the autumn. Good educational privileges, however, were accorded him. After attending the district schools he spent one year in the Wesleyan University, at Bloomington and was graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso. Subsequently he matriculated in the University of Michigan for professional training and was graduated from the dental department with the class of 1892, at which time he won his degree. Following his graduation he returned to Macon county and opened a dental parlor in Decatur, where in the intervening period of nineteen years he has built up an extensive practice. He has always kept in touch with the progress of the profession in he methods of practice and in the inventions which facilitate the work of the operating room. He belongs to the Macon County Dental Society and his close conformity to the strict ethics of the profession has won him the high regard of his fellow practitioners.
            Dr. Childs was married in 1894 to Miss Carletta Hane and they have become parents of a daughter and three sons: Agnes, John, Russell, and Robert. Dr. and Mrs. Childs have a wide acquaintance in Decatur and are favorably received into the best social circles of the city. He is also prominent in musical circles, having for a number of years been a member of the Goodman Band and historian of that organization. He has been the cornet soloist and is still identified with the band, his musical talents contributing in no small measure to the high reputation of the organization.
[Source: City of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement by Hon. William E. Nelson]

Obituary of Dr. Timothy S. Childs:

Dr. Timothy S. Childs Dies In West
Born Near Warrenburg and Lived in County Until Six Years Ago
Timothy S. Childs died in his home in San Diego, Cal., Wednesday after a long period of ill health, suffering from tuberculosis, which about six years ago impelled him to leave Decatur, seeking a climate which he hoped would assist him in regaining health. Born near Warrensburg. Childs was born on a farm near Warrensburg and until he went to California, his home had always been in Macon County, where he practiced his profession as a dentist. He was an accomplished musician, a member of Goodman band, and found much enjoyment in his music aside from the professional field in which he sometimes ventured. Same to all men with thos who had opportunity to become acquainted with him personally, he was ever popular, for his uniform kindness, his consideration for others, was on the most outstanding characteristics of the man and there were no ? he was the same to all men. His wife, who was Carletta, daughter of Jeremiah C. and Viola C. Hane, four children survive him. Also he leaves two sisters: Misses Edna and Harriet Childs of Los Angeles, two brothers, Dr. C.F. Childs of La Place, and John D. Childs of Arkansas.
[Source: The Decatur Herald; Decatur, IL; 25 March 1920]


3 April 1930, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA:

4070 Lark Street
45-45
Childs, Carletta M. Head F W 60 Wd b. IL fb. OH mb. OH
----Agnes Dau F W 32 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL yeoman US Navy
----Robert Son M W 26 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL Staff photographer – Daily papers
[Note: Rent for $40/month. Have a radio.]

20 April 1940, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA:

3033 5th Ave
Childs, Carletta M head F W 70 Wd ed-8 b. IL res 1935 – same
----Agnes E. dau F W 44 S ed-C-2 b. IL 1935 res – same, industry – 11th Naval District


Russell Childs Here From Mexico to Visit Aunts
Russell Childs, nephew of Miss Edna and Miss Harriet Child, 95? West Williams street, arrived in Decatur Sunday for a visit of three days, during which he found time to tell a number of friends of his experiences in Old Mexico the last three years. Mr. Childs is a son of Mrs. T.S. Childs, now of San Diego, Calif. He has not been in Decatur for 20 years and he found the site of the old Childs home now the location of the new Masonic temple. Mr. Childs is a superintendent for the Royal Dutch Shell company, the English oil company that has branches scattered over Mexico. He has been at Mexico City and vicinity for three years, and his present trip, which takes him to Chicago for business, is his first vacation. He will return for another three years, this time at Tampico. Mr. Childs had 40 Mexicans a number of Englishmen working under him at Mexico City. All products of his company are shipped to England. Mr. Childs left Tuesday evening for Chicago and will return to Mexico from there.
[Source: The Decatur Herald; Decatur, IL; 11 April 1934]

Obituary for Carletta (Hane) Childs:

Mrs. T.S. Childs Dies in California
Funeral services were held yesterday in San Diego, Calif., for Mrs. T.S. Childs, former Decatur resident, who died in California Tuesday after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Dr. Childs, former Decatur dentist and member of a prominent family here. The couple was married in December, 1894, and moved to California in 1913. Mrs. Childs leaves a daughter Agnes Childs, at home, and three sons.

[Source: The Decatur Herald; Decatur, Illinois; 28 March 1942]


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Annis R. (Childs) Batchelder

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

Annis R. Childs, daughter of John S. Childs and Catherine F. Brown, was born 20 October 1867 and died 10 June 1925. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado. She married Howard Mayo Batchelder on 13 Sept. 1888 in Decatur, Illinois. He was born 23 July 1863 and died 11 March 1953. He is also buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Matrimonal
Bachelder-Childs
Decatur, Ill, Sept. 13—Miss Annie Childs, daughter of John S. Childs, and Mr. Howard M. Bachelder were married this evening in the presence of 100 guests. Mary Bachelder and T. Childs were attendants.
[Source: Daily Inter Ocean; Chicago, IL; Fri. 14 Sept 1888]

Mrs. Howard M. Batchelder is being entertained by Mrs. J.S. Childs in Decatur.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Sun. 6 Nov 1898]

Nineteen Century Family Genealogy Publication:

Howard Mayo Batchelder, born July 23, 1863, Harristown, Ill.; m. Sept. 13, 1888, Annis R. Childs. His father, John J. Batchelder, was a farmer. Howard attended school at Bloomfield, Ia., and graduated there. He then helped his father on the farm. In 1888, he married Annis Childs and they farmed for one year. In the fall of 1889, he went to Toronto, Canada, to a Veterinary College. He graduated there in 1891. He settled in Springfield, Ill., and is practicing his profession. Res. Springfield, Ill. Children:
            Leona Melinda b. Oct. 3, 1890
            Mary Kathryn b. June 4, 1893
[Source: Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy: Descendants of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, of England, a Leading Non-Conformist, Who Settled the Town of New Hampton, NH, and Joseph, Henry, Joshua, and John Batcheller of Essex Co., Mass. by Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1898]

18 April 1910, Sterling City, Logan Co., CO:

415 South T…
66-69
Batachelder, Howard M Head M W 46 M-1 22 b. IL fb. NH mb. NH inspector animals
----Annis R Wife F W 40 M-1 22 3-3 b. IL fb. NJ mb. IL
----Leona M Dau F W 19 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Catherine Dau F W 17 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Halcyon M Dau F W 3/12 S b. CO fb. IL mb. IL

Harristown:
Mrs. H.M. Batchelder and daughters, Linda and Halycon of Sterling, Colorado are the guests of Mrs. Lewis Stookey.

[Source: The Daily Review; Decatur, IL; Mon. 13 Oct 1913]Harristown:

24 & 26 January 1920, Sterling City, Logan Co., CO:

413 Main Street
98-104
Batchelder, H.M. Head M W 56 M b. IL fb. US mb. US farmer
----Annis Wife F W 52 M b. IL fb. NJ mb. IL
----Halycon Dau F W 9 S b. CO fb. IL mb. IL

Obituary of Howard M. Batchelder:

Howard Batchelder, 89, Former Resident Dies
Howard M. Batchelder, 89, died Wednesdy in Arlington, VA, where he had lived severl years, according to word received by a sister, Mrs. Joseph Tucker, Warrensburg. Batchelder was born in Harristown July 23, 1863, a son of John J. and Melinda Green Batchelder. The family later moved to Illini Township where he attended Batchelder School. He was married to Annis Childs, a sister of Miss Harriett and Miss Edna Childs of Decatur. She died in 1925. Mr. and Mrs. Batchelder lived many years in Sterling, Colo. Batchelder leaves three daughters, Mrs. Robert O’Brien, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Mrs. George McConley and Miss Halcyon Batchelder, both of Arlington, VA. There are five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday in Sterling, Colo.
[Source: The Decatur Herald; Decatur, Illinois, 13 March 1953.]

Jame Junius Galt and Mary Ann Brown

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

James Junius Galt, son of Thomas and Sarah (Happer) Galt, was born 28 Sep 1835 in Sangamon Co., IL.  In Oct 1857 he married Mary Ann Brown, daughter of Resin D. and Rachel (Earnest) Brown. She was born 7 May 1838 and died 4 Sep 1911. She is buried in Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co., Missouri. James Junius Galt died on 3 Nov 1923 in Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co., Missouri.

Children of James Junius and Mary Ann (Brown) Galt:

1. Sarah Rachel Galt b. 30 Jul 1856 in Farmingdale, Sangamon Co., IL.
2. Thomas Resin Galt b. 7 Feb 1860 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.
3. Mary Isabella Galt b. IL
4. Susanna Brown Galt b. IL
5. Minnie Margaret Galt b. IL
6. Charlotte Adele Galt b. Neb
7. Clara Ann Galt b. Neb
8. James Martin Galt
9. Jeanette Happer Galt b. Neb
10. Georgia Galt b. MO

Children of James Junius Galt from a compiled genealogy by Thomas Alexander Galt:

Seventh Generation
Children of James Junius Galt
Sarah Rachel Galt, married Henry Deweese. Present address Appleton City, Mo.
Thomas Reason Galt, married Florence Brown. Present address Wichita Falls, Tex.
Mary Isabelle Galt, married William W. Ingels. Present address Appleton City, Mo.
Louie Brown Galt. Present address Appleton City, Mo.
Minnie Margaret Galt, married Charles Eckles. Present address Nakawa, Siam.
Charlotte Galt. (Dead.)
Clara Galt. (Dead.)
James Martin Galt, married Carrie McMurtry. Present address Shawneetown, Ill.
Georgia Galt, married Mr. Heath. Present address Montrose, Cal.
[Source: Genealogy of That Portion of the Galt Family Descended from James Galt of the Fourth Generation in America, 1710 - 1910 by Thomas A. Galt]

Census Records for James Junius and Mary Ann (Brown) Galt:

1 June 1870, Plamyra Prec., Otoe Co., Nebraska, P.O.: Nebraska City, p. 489:

189-189          
Galt, Jas 33 M W Farmer $8,000 - 2,500 b. IL
--- M.A. 32 F  W K. House b. IL
--- S. R. 11 F  W b. IL
--- Thos. R. 10 M W b. IL
--- M. B. 9 F  W b. IL
--- S. 7 F  W b. IL
--- M. 5 F  W b. IL
--- C. 3 F  W b. Neb.
--- C. 1 F  W b. Neb.

1 & 2 June 1900, Appleton Twp., St. Clair Co., MO, p. 1:

2-2      
Galt, James Head W M b. Spt 1835 64 M-42 b. IL fb. PA mb.  PA
---Mary A. Wife W F  b. May 1838 62 M-42 b. IL fb. KY mb. KY
-----?--- B. Dau W F b. Feb 1863 37 S b. IL  fb. IL mb. IL
-------ette Dau W F b. Oct 1873 26 S b. Neb fb. IL mb. IL
-----ggie E. Dau W F b. Feb 1880 20 S b. Neb fb. IL mb. IL

2 June 1900, Appleton Twp., St. Clair Co., Mo., P.O.: Appleton City, p. 12:

48-51  
Brown, Rachel  Head   W F  b. Mar 1816  84 Wd. 12-7 b. KY  fb. SC  mb. SC
[Notation:  Rachel Brown was the mother of Mary A. (Brown) Galt]

19 Apr 1910, Appleton City, St. Clair Co., MO, p. 167:

176-179          
Galt, J.J. Head MW 74 M1-52 b. IL fb. PA mb. PA
--Mary Ann Wife F W 72 M1-52 b. IL fb. KY mb. KY
--Louisa B. Dau. F W 46 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL

7 Jan 1920, Appleton Twp., St. Clair Co., MO, p. 132:

FM 136-141   
Galt, James J.  Head (owns) M W 84 Wd b. IL  mb. IL fb. IL
---Lou A.Dau. F W 56 S b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
Eckles, Margaret K. Gr-dau.  F W 15 S b. Siam  fb. IL  mb. IL

Annis (Brown) Happer

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

1     Annis Brown, daughter of Resin D. and Rachel (Earnest) married John Gardner Happer. Annis (Brown) Happer was born 16 Aug 1847 in Sangamon Co., IL; died 3 Dec 1884 in Maroa, Macon Co., IL; buried Maroa Cemetery in Maroa, Macon Co., IL.

Census Records of Annis (Brown) and John Gardner Happer:

4 June 1870 Maroa, Macon Co., IL:

272-258
Happer, John 23 M W Farmer $10,000-$500 b. IL
----Annise 23 F W Keeping Housse b. IL
Suckor, Charles 27 M W Works on Farm b. France

8 June 1880, Maroa, Macon Co., IL:

74-75
Happer, John G. W M 32 Farmer b. IL fb. PA mb. PA
----Annis W F 31 Wife Keeping House b. IL fb. KY mb. KY
----Howard H. W M 7 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Nellie W F 5 dau b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Lena W F 8/12 Sep dau b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
Oliver, William W M 24 Farm Laborer b. OH fb. OH mb. OH
Green, William W M 20 Farm Laborer b. Ireland fb. Ireland mb. Ireland

Misses Nellie and Lena Happer of Maroa are visiting relatives in this neighborhood.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Wed. 15 July 1891]

Miss Nellie Happer, of West Liberty, IA, is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. H.M. Batchelder.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Tues. 27 Nov 1894]

John Gardner Happer married as his second wife Anna Elmira Young.

1895, Muscatine, Iowa:

John G. Happer 47 M b. IL
Anna Happer 39 M b. IL
Howard --- 21 b. IL
Nellie --- 18 b. IL
Lena ---15 b. IL
Hattie Houser 16
Irene Happer (b) 6 b. Iowa

1 June 1900, Muscatine Co., IA:

5-5 Happer, J.G. Head W M Dec 1846 53 M-30 b. IL fb. PA mb. PA
-----Anna wife W F b. Jan 1858 41 M-30 3-2 b. IL fb. NY mb. PA
----Vernice dau W F b. Mch 1899 1 S b. IA fb. IL mb. PA

25 April 1910, Brookings, Brookings Co., SD,:

188-196
Happer, John G. Head M W 63 M-2 16 b. IL fb. PA mb. PA
----Anna Wife F W 49 M-2 16 2-2 b. IL fb. JN mb. PA
----Bernice dau F W 10 S b. IA fb. IL mb. IL

Delayed birth certificate of Bernice Margaret Happer. Affidavit of Harriet H. Bagley, age 60, resident of Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa. Has known her for 39 years. Bernice Margaret Happer born 7 March 1899 in West Liberty, Iowa. Father: John Gardner Happer, resident of West Liberyt age 52, retired farmer. Mother: Annie Elimira Young of West Liberty, age 31. Harriet was at home on vacation. Father Happer sent her after the doctor and nurse. She is the half-sister.
Dated 26 Jan 1939.


John Gardner Happer b. Dec 1848, IL; d. 2 Nov 1917, Brookings, SD

Charlotte (Ray) Cotton

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

Charlotte Ray, daughter of Charlotte (Brown) and Thomas B. Ray, married Samuel H. Cotton on 13 December 1887 in Appleton County, Missouri. She was born 25 December 1865 in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, and died 1 February 1951 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She is buried in the Grandview Cemetery in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.

Census Records of Charlotte (Ray) and Samuel H. Cotton:

2 June 1900, Appleton City, St. Clair Co., MO:

47-50
Cotton, Samuel H Head W M b. Jan 1862 38 M-12 b. NY fb. NY mb. NY
----Lottie Wife W F b. Dec 1865 34 M-12 3-3 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Hubbard Son W M b. May 1890 10 S b. MO fb. MY mb. MO
----Marie Dau W F b. Nov 1891 8 S b. MO fb. MY mb. MO
----Helen Dau W F b. May 1899 2 S b. MO fb. NY mb. MO
[Next door to grandmother Rachel (Earnest) Brown]

16 April 1910, Appleton City, St. Clair Co., MO:

59-59
Cotton, S.H. Head M W 48 M-1 22 b. NY b. NY mb. NY
----Charlotte R. wife F W 44 M-1 22 3-3 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----H.R. son M W 19 S b. MO fb. NY mb. IL
----Marie A. dau F W 18 S b. MO fb. NY mb. IL
----Hellen M. dau F W 11 S b. MO fb. NY mb. IL

5 & 6 January 1920, Albany City, Athens twp, Gentry Co., MO:

44-48
Cotton, Charlotte Head F W 54 Wd b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Hubbard R. Son M W 29 S b. MO fb. NY mb. IL

30 April 1930, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO:

5507 Virginia
797-966
Wooden, Walter M. Head M W 42 M-22 b. IL fb. IL mb. IL
----Marie A. Wife F W 38 M-18 b. MO fb. MY mb. IL
----Charlotte dau F W 13 S b. MO fb. IL mb. MO
----Walter son M W 6 S b. MO fb. IL mb. MO
----Jerry J. son M W 2 11/12 S b. MO fb. IL mb. MO
Cotton, Charlotte Motherinlaw F W 64 Wd-22 b. IL fb. IL mb.IL

5 April 1940, Kansas City, Kaw twp., Jackson Co., MO:

Wooden, Walter W Head M W 52 M H-4 b. IL  1935 – same
----Marie A wife F W 47 M C-1 b. MO 1935 – same
----Charlotte M dau F W 22 S C-1 b. MO 1935 – same
----Walter W son M W 16 S H-4 b. MO 1935 – same
----Jerry J son M W 12 S 6 b. MO 1935 – same

Cotton, Charlotte R m-i-l F W 65 Wd H-4 b. IL 1935- same