Dorothy Isabel [nickname "Dot" or "Dottie"] Bunce, b. 7 Aug. 1909, m. (1) Justin (Jack) Harold Zornman, 4 June 1938, Crown Point, Indiana. He d. Oct. 1958. M. (2) Ernest Theodore Lundbom, 23 Aug. 1959 in Gresham, Oregon. He d. 4 May 1961. [Mother of two daughters by first marriage, eldest is a librarian, unmarried, now retired; and the youngest m. and had 2 sons and 2 daughters.]
Dorothy (Bunce) Lundbom worked as a typist for a number of years; grad. from Ore. State Univ., Corvalis, Oregon 3 June 1966, B.S. Home Economics Education. Became County Agent, Baker, Oregon. Membership: American Assn. of Univ. Women, Baker, Ore. 1966-1974, Pres. 1968-1969; American Home Economics Assn. and Ore. Home Economics Assn., Baker, Ore. 1966-1974, Membership Chairman, 1966-1974; Missouri Flat Grange, Baker, Ore. 1967-1974; Baker Garden Club, Baker, Ore. 1968-1974, Treas. 1972-1974; Baker County Cowbelles, Baker, Ore. 1968-1974; Soroptimists Club of Baker, Oregon, 1967-1974, Corresponding Sec. 1968-1970, Pres. 1973-74; Oregon Nutrition Council 1970-1974; Asst. Prof. Emeritus; name listed in Marquis' Who's Who of American Women 1973, 1974, 1975. Retired 10 Aug. 1975.
Letha Fern [nickname "Lee"] Bunce, b. 18 Mar. 1912, m. William W. (Bill) Harsha in 1938/39 in Denver, Colorado. [Parents of a son and a daughter. Son became an engineer, m. and has two daughters; daughter also got college degree, unmarried.]
Letha (Bunce) Harsha worked in the office at Montgomery Ward & Co., Denver, Colorado for a number of years. Engaged in sales work in Arizona.
William Harsha graduated from elec. engr. course, C.U., Boulder, Colorado. He was engineer for Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado; moved to Parker, Arizona where he was Asst. Mgr. of Parker Dam; became engineer for Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix, Arizona; now engr. for Tucson Pub. Serv. Co., Tucson, Arizona.
|Left-to-right: Estella M. (Mehaffey) Bunce with her daughters: Dorothy and Vida, with Letha in front, taken 1923, at a park in Portland, Oregon|
Children of Wesley Melvin and Rena Victorine (Roberts) Bunce:
|Frank and Earl Bunce with their father, Wesley M. Bunce, about 1910|
Frank Bunce served in Co. A, 110th Engineers, AEF, France, WWI in 35th Division which suffered heavy losses in the Battle of Argonne Forest. Frank was hit by shrapnel, slightly hurt.
Earl Bunce owned and managed a restaurant. He served in Co. A, 110th Engrs., AEF, France, WWI, 35th Div. which suffered heavy losses in the Battle of Argonne Forest.
Children of Alida (Bunce) French and Louis French:
Nellie Inez French, b. 31 May 1892 near Lecompton, Ks., m. Frederick Roland Miner 20 Apr. 1930. No record of children.
Roma Romola French, b. 22 Aug. 1894, Richland, Ks., taught 1 yr., m. John J. Currie 8 Feb. 1916, Emporia, Ks. by Rev. Carl W. Nau, Episcopal Church. Their ch: [two sons and a daughter] They lived in Topeka, Kansas.
Lorna Lorina French, b. 12 Dec. 1896, Richland, Ks., m. Louis Clyde Ati 19 Apr. 1917, Emporia, Ks. Their ch: [a son and four daughters].
Meryl May French, b. 18 June 1898, Richland, Ks., m. Bliss James Gruber 20 Apr. 1919, Emporia by Rev. Carl W. Nau, Episcopal Church, lived in Monument, Colo., ch: [one daughter].
Fern Augusta French, b. 25 June 1899, Richland, Ks., 2 yrs. col., taught 2 yrs., m. Vitus Hadl 12 June 1921 at home of Catholic priest, lived n. of Clinton, Ks., and 12 miles w. of Lawrence, Ks. Ch: [one daughter]
Forrest J. French, b. 21 Nov. 1902, Topeka, Ks., d. 24 May 1904.
Clarence Merlin French, b. 10 Feb. 1904, Topeka, Kansas, m. Trevenna Mercedes Stuart, Coshocton, Ohio 25 June 1928. Their children: [two sons and two daughters].
Clarence attended college at Gambier, Ohio. Trevenna college graduate and taught school in Coshocton 6 years. They lived in Canton, Ohio. Visited relatives in Kansas in July 1939.
Alida Louise French, b. 3 January 1907, Onaga, Kansas, d. 24 September 1907, Bonner Springs, Kansas, buried Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.
Children of Cornelia (Cora) Wickham (Bunce) French and John M. French:
Gladys Louise French, b. 3 Nov. 1902, m. 12 June 1930 in Topeka, Kansas at Sisters of Bethany Chapel by Bishop James Wise, Cecil Trefthan of Lucas, Kansas. Later they lived in Chappaqua, New York.
Gladys and Cecil Trefthan both graduated from Kansas Univ. Gladys also graduated from Sisters of Bethany College and taught one year at Nevada, Missouri, one year at Georgetown, Colo. and two years in Nevada. Cecil worked as statistician for I. Edwin Tannenbaum, New York City, N.Y. They had one child: [a daughter].
John Milton French, Jr., b. 24 Sept. 1904, m. ________ Children: [3 sons]. He worked for Wiggins Oil Tool Co., Los Angeles, California.
Stanley Eugene French, b. 17 Sept. 1906, m. Mary Glen 24 July 1939. He was County Case Agent, Abilene, Kansas. Ch: [two sons and a daughter].
Found following names in letters, families unidentified:
Joel French, m. ch: Raymond, b. 2 June 1925; Ruth, b. 1922; boy, no more record; dau., b. 1927.
Earl French, m. ch: Ralph.
Children of John Willard and Florence Laurennah (Liggett) Bunce:
Dorothy Birdine Bunce, b. 3 April 1909, Topeka, Kansas. Unmarried.
Freda May Bunce, b. 27 April 1911, Topeka, Kansas, formerly civil service employee, retired, Methodist, m. John Harrison Myrick of Yuma, Arizona 21 June 1941, b. 15 Oct. 1904, in Stringer, Jackson Co., Mississippi, (m. (1) Nila Blackwell), d. 3 Sept. 1975. Graduate of University of Miss. with honors (Ole Miss.). Was in business for self as public accountant and owner of Myrick's Cafe, Ocean Spring, Miss. Their children: [one son and a daughter, both of whom are married and have children].
Gerald Willard Bunce, b. 27 Oct. 1914, Topeka, Kansas, Vice President, Arrow Drilling Co., Tulsa, Okla., m. Mary Martha (Peggy) Walker 29 March 1935, Topeka, Kansas, b. 26 Dec. 1915, Chanute, Kansas, both Methodists. Their ch: [a daughter].
Howard Clinton Bunce, b. 1 Dec. 1918, Topeka, Kansas, works in Cost Acctg. Dept., Mobil Oil Co., m. Helen Fern Gudd, 28 July 1947, b. 20 Jan. 1919, both Methodists, live in Dallas, Texas. Their children: [two sons, one of whom is a physician in Texas, and a daughter, all married].
Edwin Earl Bunce, b. 26 March 1924, Topeka, Kansas, m., and divorced. Works for American Airlines.
Children of Mary Emma (Mamie) Bunce and Charles Burton:
Thelma E. Burton, b. 25 July 1909, Charles Gerve, 6 Dec. 1937, Bakersfield, California. No record of children.
Children of Frank Milton and Mary E. (Miller) Bunce:
Ralph Jay, b. 1 Dec. 1911, m. had [two] sons.
Edith Fay Bunce, b. 8 January 1918, d. 17 February 1940, buried 19 February 1940, Parsons, Kansas.
Chester Bunce, b. 11 February 1929.
Evelyn Bunce, m., lived in Taft, California in 1926.
Ellen Elaine, no further record.
Children of Maude Ellen (Bunce) Woodley and Charles Woodley:
Clifford Jay Woodley [served in the Army during World War II; m. had one daughter]
Children of George N. Miller and Myrtle Etta (Stone) Miller:
Blanche S. Miller, m. Harold Long about 4 January 1935, retired from U.P.R.R., Cheyenne, Wyoming. Their ch: [a daughter and son, both of whom are married and have children].
Carl Willard Miller, m. Minnie, had dau. They live in Phoenix, Arizona.
Alvin Leonard Miller, m. Enid, had [son], who is married.
Children of Wesley Earl Miller and Demma (Spencer) Miller: [two daughters and a son].
Children of Albert Alvertis and Josephine Augusta (Wilson) Miller:
Ruby Lee Miller, b. 16 June 1910, Rossville, Kans., m. Donald H. Hatch 25 Jan. 1939, [has adopted daughter].
John Clinton Miller, b. 12 Sept. 1912, Rossville, Kans., m. Violet McRoberts 19 Feb. 1938.
Roy Wilson Miller, b. 9 Mar. 1916, Rossville, Kans. d. 15 May 1946.
Children of Mary Ethel (Miller) Rogers and Arthur P. Rogers:
Ella May (Miller) Morehead and William Ivan Morehead, no record of children.
Child of Frank Milton Miller and Maggie May (Osborn) Miller:
Child of Hattie G. (Miller) Grant and Ralph W. Grant:
Child of John Frederick Miller and Blanche Gertrude (Smith) Miller:
[A son, who]. Lives in Denver [about 1977].
Children of John C. Miller and Violet (McRoberts) Miller:
[two sons, two daughters].
Children of George C. Bunce and Stella Pearl (Williams) Bunce:
[two daughters, one still living, who m. and had 2 children.]
Children of John W. ("Wes") Bunce and Ina E. (Swern) Bunce:
[two sons, still living; both became engineers]
Children of Forrest J. ("Jack") Bunce and Clarice (Rasmussen) Bunce:
[two sons and a daughter, who has had 7 children; still living.]
Children of Leslie R. Bunce and Evelyn Veronica (Cole) Bunce:
[two daughters, still living].
Children of Stanley Russell Bunce and Florence Muriel Dorsey Bunce:
[a son and daughter both married, with 3 children each, still living.]
Children of Dorothy (Bunce) Zornman and Justin Harold Zornman:
[two daughters, eldest is librarian, never married; youngest is married, had four children; still living.]
Children of Letha Fern (Bunce) Harsha and William Harsha:
[one son, who became an engineer, m. and has 2 dau.; one dau. who never married, still living.]
Children of Frank E. Bunce and Naomi (Williams) Bunce:
(All b. Topeka) [four daughters and one son, all married.]
Margaret Isabel (Dollie) Mehaffey was the oldest child in her family. Sometime after the family moved from Des Moines, Iowa about 1879 to live temporarily with her Grandfather Elisha D. Jackson and Grandmother Isabel Celia (Milhollen) Jackson in their farm home, about three or four miles from Watson, Kansas, Dollie was sent to her aunt Amanda and Uncle Will C. Council, Cedar Vale, Kansas, to live. Her Uncle was a druggist before moving to their farm in Kansas. They sent Dollie to Emporia College in Kansas for additional schooling. Next, she taught kindergarten for three years in Cedar Vale and two years elsewhere. Then she married Sylvester Flitch.
Sylvester Flitch was a Swiss immigrant. His father, a Swiss watch maker, was killed in an accident in the Alps and Sylvester, 13 years old, was sent to New York to live with his uncle. He left four sisters in Switzerland. By the time he was 15 years old he had been apprenticed to a shoemaker for four and one-half cents a day. Sylvester went to Ohio to visit his sister, Lena, and when about 16 years old he volunteered in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry Unit for service in the Civil War. Most of the time he was either on sick leave, missing in action or a war prisoner. His family has a medal he received for having survived in three southern war prisons including 8 months and 10 days in Andersonville. While there he learned much of his English language by comparing his Swiss Bible with an English Bible he bought in New York City soon after arriving in America.
At Andersonville he met some Texas boys and decided to go to Texas when he got out. It wasn't revealed how he got there but he was found unconscious beside the road two miles east of Gonzales, Texas by a Texas rancher named Kokernut who took Sylvester, 19 years old and weighing 69 pounds, to his home, nursed him back to health, then gave him his first job as a cowboy. Later he was ranch foreman for many years until he saved enough money to buy his own herd and became a cattleman. He became what they called a well-to-do cattleman, but in 1886 an unusual, unseasonable blizzard struck Dodge City, Kansas before he got his cattle to South Texas for the winter, and his very large herd of cattle froze to death.
Sylvester again became a ranch foreman. As early as 1875, he drove cattle across the plains, now known as Oklahoma, on his way to markets in Kansas City and Chicago. On those trips he always stayed at night at a place south of what is now Ponca City, Oklahoma because a perpetual spring there always furnished plenty of water.
He said, "If this land where the perpetual spring is located is ever opened up for settlement, I am going to have this spot for my farm." When the Cherokee Strip opened for settlement, he made the run September 15, 1893, on the fastest horse he owned. He staked a claim on this piece of land only to find a lady had previously crossed the Arkansas River from Osage County and illegally staked a claim on this same land. Soon after that they moved on their claim from Cedar Vale, Kansas where Dollie and Sylvester Flitch had lived since their marriage in 1891. The homestead was contested and was still in litigation when Sylvester Flitch died of typhoid fever 11 December 1900. His biography is in the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Denver, Colorado.
Sylvester's survivors included his wife and three daughters: Eva, 8, Sylvia, 6, and Audrey 4 years of age. Dollie and the contestant agreed to compromise in order to settle the dispute for the claim, giving the contestant the north 80 acres and Dollie taking the south 80 acres with the perpetual spring.
Mrs. Flitch and her three daughters continued to live on the farm until the girls were ready for college in 1913. Early that summer Mrs. Flitch discovered to her great satisfaction that she had sufficient funds to move to Norman so that fall the girls enrolled in the University of Oklahoma. They made a good record there.
The desire of Mr. and Mrs. Flitch for a college education for their children has through the years given inspiration to all their adult descendants, half of which have Master's Degrees and one-fourth had Ph.D's. All are in or have retired from such professions as law, medicine, engineering and teaching.
Even though Sylvester Flitch had no formal schooling past 13 years of age and lacked knowledge of the English language, through self-education he became a Knight Templar (Mason) and a successful businessman.
At the funeral services the minister at Ponca Presbyterian Church, where Dollie Flitch and her daughters had attended, said of her:
"Mrs. Flitch had to be both Mother and Father to her daughters. Their manners and their behavior, their attitude toward things and their interest in things that were good and a visit to their home indicated definitely how well this Mother met her responsibility as Father and Mother, how effectively she performed her two-fold task. The coin in which a Mother gets her greatest pay is appreciation, love of her children expressed in their thoughtfulness, and daily lives they live."
MARGARET ISABEL (DOLLIE) MEHAFFEY, b. 7 Dec. 1864, Illinois, d. 14 Apr. 1943, Denver, Colo., m. SYLVESTER FLITCH, Dec. 1891, at Independence, Kansas. He was born Mar. 1847 in Switzerland, d. Dec. 1900, at Ponca City, Oklahoma. Dollie had blond hair, blue eyes when young, later her hair turned dark. She made her home with her dau., Eva Carroll, and family in Denver, Colorado for several years. Flitch children:
Eva Barbara Flitch, b. 22 Nov. 1892, Cedar Vale, Kans., d. June, 1972, Denver, Colo., m. Henry Carroll, August, 1921. He died [in 1966].
Eva was tall, blonde hair when young, later black hair, brown eyes. Had Master's Degree in zoology from Okla. Univ.; taught biology and sciences on Laboratory Scholarship while in Univ. Taught in high school, Guthrie, Okla. until her marriage in 1921, then substitute high school teacher in Denver. Painted many pictures in oil and pastels.
Henry Carroll was a history teacher in Denver high schools, the last one was East High School. He served in World War I. Their children: [two sons and one daughter].
Sylvia Martha Flitch, b. 13 July 1894, Ponca City, Okla., m. 15 Sept. 1921, Guthrie, Okla., Alfred H. Von Tungeln, who was b. 11 July 1896, El Reno, Okla., s. of Von Tungeln and Jennie (Harms) Von Tungeln.
Sylvia (Flitch) Von Tungeln, short, stocky build, brown hair, now mixed with gray, has AB degree from Univ. of Okla., taught foreign languages 13 years, 10 years in Okla. City; held supervisory positions at Tinker AFB most of 18 yrs. retired 1960.
Alfred Von Tungeln has Master's Degree in sch. administration from U. of Okla.; employed in schools 42 yrs, 36 yrs as sch. prin. in Okla. City, retired. He was Master Sgt. in World War I. Their children: [a son and daughter, both married and have children].
Audrey Lena Flitch, b. 31 Oct. 1896, baptized Ponca City, Okla. m. Benjamin (Bennie) Franklin Shultz 13 April 1917, Norman, Oklahoma. He was b. 30 Sept. 1896, Gresham, York Co., Nebr., s. of Frank Shultz and Minnie (Rasp) Shultz. He d. 3 Oct. 1963.
Audrey (Flitch) Shultz, lawyer, M.S. degree in biology, member Phi Beta Kappa. At age 70 got law degree from Univ. of Okla., passed bar exam; took course in selling real estate. She is active in the Presbyterian Church and is interested in civic affairs and gardening. Her name and biography are in Who's Who of American Women.
Bennie had a Master's degree in Elec. Engr. from OU. He was Chief Engineer for Univ. of Okla. for 43 years. Their children: [three daughters and one son, all of whom are married and have children. In 1977, their son, who has a master's degree in engineering, was employed by the NASA space program in Alabama].
|Left-to-Right: Audrey (Flitch) Shultz, Eva (Flitch) Carroll and Sylvia (Flitch) Von Tungeln, taken in Norman, Oklahoma, April, 1943|
Louis S. French taught school for a while.
John Milton French was a farmer near Lecompton and Tescumseh. Later he became manager of the government office at Lawrence, Kansas, which controlled crop allotments.
Mrs. Alida Louise (Bunce) French was particularly interested in family history and she was very helpful to Leslie Bunce when he started to accumulate family records during the first part of the twentieth century.
From the latter part of the nineteenth century up to the present time the owners of a number of farms, including the French's, located in the vicinity of Lecompton, Tescumseh, Watson and nearby points were and are related. As many as about 150 relatives attended a family reunion as late as 1974.
Although a family who used a Latin spelling of the name French settled in England and Scotland in the early days, the first reference we found in our research to the name French was in Scotland in the year 1245.
? ________, French, m., wife's name unknown. Children:
|Louis G. and Alida L. (Bunce) French|
Lewis W. Jackson, soldier in the Civil War, unmarried, d. 2 Dec. 1900 in the Veterans Hospital (or Old Soldiers Home) in Hot Springs, S. Dakota. He used to tell his niece, Estella Mehaffey, of his march with Sherman to the sea. [Note: Actually, Estella Mehaffey was his great niece, grand-daughter of his brother, Elisha Davis Jackson.]
Daniel Jackson, soldier in the Mexican War, d. 1847 in the Battle of Buena Vista.
Jordon Jackson, m. Lavina, had dau. Mrs. Wright, lived in Oquawka, Ill., moved back to Indiana, d. in Indiana.
James Jackson, thrown from a horse in March 1847, died 11 days later.
Asa Jackson, m. Louisa.
Elisha Davis Jackson, b. 4 July 1820, in Jackson Co., Ind., d. 1 Feb. 1896 in Cedar Vale, Kansas, bur. in Cedar Vale. Married Cecelia Isabel Millhollen (her name is shown as Isabel Celia on her marriage certificate), 20 Oct. 1842 in Jackson Co., Indiana. Isabel, dau. of David Millhollen and Mary (Gray) Millhollen, b. 18 Dec. 1819 in N. Carolina, d. 30 Oct. 1902 in Cedar Vale, Kans. and buried in Cedar Vale cemetery. See the Millhollen line.
Elisha Jackson was raised in Jackson County, Indiana. In June 1845 he and his family moved from near Medora, Ind. to Muscatine Co., Iowa, lived there two years then moved to Oquawka [Henderson Co.], Ill.
In 1849 during the gold rush days, he joined a company made of neighbors in Henderson county, and went to California, leaving his family in Oquawka, crossing the plains, which were all or nearly all territories west of the Mississippi River at that time, by wagon train drawn by oxen and arrived in Sacramento, California months later. He staked a claim in that vicinity, mined it and prospered.
Then he contracted cholera, and was seriously ill. As soon as he was strong enough he returned home, but avoided the plains by taking a ship to Old Mexico, traveled by mule pack across lower Mexico to Vera Cruz, by boat to New Orleans, and up the Mississippi River to Oquawka, Illinois.
Elisha Jackson endured so much hardship, encountered so many dangers and saw so much suffering from disease and starvation going overland to California that he didn't want to experience that again; may not have survived it in his weakened condition.
En route to California the only other white people they saw were a few companies from other states headed for California also. The Indians didn't cause much trouble but they were afraid them because the Indians were savage when provoked. Each night men of the company formed a circle with the wagons, keeping everything inside the circle including the oxen, and guarded the camp through the night. The Indians felt the white men were intruders on their hunting grounds. On the trip west he was among the first people to find the scene of the Cherry Creek Massacre near Salt Lake City the morning after it happened.
After being gone for two years, Elisha arrived home in 1851 to find a little daughter he didn't know he had, Mary Davis Jackson.
Brothers of Isabel wanted her and Elisha to go with them over the Oregon Trail and move to Oregon, but Elisha declined, saying he didn't want to expose his family to the suffering and dangers involved in such an undertaking.
Elisha Jackson and his family owned a farm in Henderson County, Illinois but sold it to a brother then bought and lived on a 160-acre farm in Monmouth Township, Shawnee County, Kansas, moving there from Illinois in the fall of 1869. About 100 acres were under cultivation and the rest in meadow and pasture. Wheat averaged twenty-three bushels an acre and oats forty-five bushels an acre in 1882. At that time he had five horses, twenty-five head of cattle and ten hogs.
They provided a home for Anna Jackson, daughter of Coleman, his brother who died, at their Kansas farm home for a number of years. He was a strong Christian Church member, mild-tempered, kind, a fine man.
Isabel and Elisha spent their last years comfortably and happily in the home of their daughter, Amanda (Jackson) Council, in Cedar Vale, Kansas. He wrote in a letter that they had a nice home and didn't have to work unless they wanted to.
Andrew Jackson, m. Myra, d. in the Civil War between 1861 and 1865.
Joel Jackson, unmarried.
Coleman Jackson, m. wife's name unknown, had dau. Anna, d. when dau. was young.
Henry Jackson, soldier in the Civil War, killed before his mother died. Mary D. Stevens wrote Estella Bunce that she attended Henry's wedding in Illinois. Name of his first wife is unknown. Married (2) Flo in Kansas City, Mo. and lived there. He also lived at Argentine, Wisconsin.
S., name unknown.
Mary Davis (Jackson) Stevens wrote that she saw only five of her father's brothers and thought six of them stayed in Indiana and died there. It is known that Elisha had one sister, Elizabeth, so the above information indicates that there were 11 sons and 1 daughter.
Children of Jordon and Lavina Jackson:
Billy Jackson, in the grocery store business in St. Louis, Mo.
Dan Jackson, in partnership with his brother listed above.
James Polk Jackson.
Daughter, Mrs. Wright.
Fannie Jackson, m. Mr. Christy, lived in Louisville, Kans.
Letters indicate they had twelve sons and four daughters. Names of the other children are not known.
Children of Asa and Louisa Jackson:
Ella Jackson, m. (1) Chester, lived in Kansas, (2) Penrose, lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, youngest dau. Ch. of Ella Mary (Jackson) Chester and Mr. Chester: Ellen C., lived in Oildale, Calif.; Evelyn, m. name unknown.
Vina Jackson, m. George Brown, Supt. County Farm in Ill.
Wilbur Jackson, lived on large farm near Monte Vista, Colo. had dau. living in Denver, name unknown.
Elizabeth Jackson m. Mr. Smith, had s., Ralph Smith.
There may have been more children but these names are all that were given in letters.
Children of Elisha Davis Jackson and Isabel Celia (Millhollen) Jackson:
Martha Jane Jackson, b. 16 Apr. 1844, Medora, Jackson Co., Ind., m. (1) James C. Mehaffey 4 July 1863 [in Warren County, Illinois], divorced [in Shawnee County Kansas, 24 Apr 1886]; m. (2) Mr. Root, d. 27 June 1920. See James Mehaffey record.
Culver Jackson, b. 30 Jul 1848, d. 14 Sept. 1849.
Mary Davis Jackson, b. 12 July 1850, Oquawka, Ill., m. Dr. Joseph Deweese Stevens, b. 13 July 1836, Corydon, Ind., 19 Jan. 1879. Dr. Stevens m. (1) Margaret Johnson Stevens, who d. Jan. 1878, Peru, Kans. They had 7 ch. He d. 9 Jan. 1913, Peru, Kans. Mary (Jackson) Stevens of Topeka, Kans. was postmistress at Peru, Kans. before her marriage. She d. 24 July 1936, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Both of them were members of the Christian Church.
Bellina J. Jackson, b. 21 Nov. 1852, at Oquawka, Henderson Co., Ill., d. 1 Sept. 1853 at Oquawka.
Amanda L. Jackson, b. 4 Nov. 1854, d. 8 Oct. 1926, Cedar Vale, Kans., bur. Cedar Vale. Amanda Lucretia Jackson m. William C. Council 12 Nov. 1876, Topeka, Kans. He d. Feb. 1926, Cedar Vale, bur. Cedar Vale. They had a daughter:
Bertle Council, b. 13 June 1882, m. Frank Ransom Maher 6 Oct. 1901. He had hardware bus., Cedar Vale, Kansas, ranch-cattle bus., Pawhuska, Ok. They had a claim on the Cherokee Strip in Okla. After high school Bertle (Council) Maher attended a girls seminary, Jacksonville, Ill. They had son:John Council Maher, b. 15 Sept. 1905, m. Nadine Smith, 7 July 1928, Pawhuska, Okla. Had produce bus., Pawhuska, govt. job in Tulsa, Okla. Their ch: [a daughter and two sons, b. 1921-1938].
Lewis E. Jackson, b. 3 Apr. 1857, m. Amanda Ashpaugh, 12 Nov. 1876, Fairbury, Nebr., d. 6 Sept. 1896, Guthrie, Okla. bur. Council Grove, Kansas. They separated 1893.
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