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Picture to the left is Thomas and Mary Funk Parsons

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. DANIEL3 CUSENBURY (VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born 1805 in Kentucky, and died October 07, 1863 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. He married (1) SARAH E. (SALLY) DAVIS January 07, 1828 in Logan, Kentucky. She was born August 05, 1810 in Kentucky, and died July 26, 1847 in Fort Osage, Jackson County, Missouri. He married (2) CELIA F. COGSWELL April 01, 1850 in Jackson, Missouri, daughter of WILLIAM COGSWELL and FANNY UNKNOWN. She was born January 26, 1820, and died November 22, 1902.

Notes for DANIEL CUSENBURY:

Missouri 1850 Federal Census, Fort Osage Township Page: 450, Jackson County

Daniel 's occupation is farmer; his estate is worth $3000. (last name is spelled Quisenberry). He would have just recently married Celia.

Missouri 1860 Federal Census, Fort Osage Township Page: 450, Jackson County:

Daniel's occupation is farmer. Personal estate valued at $14,600, real estate at $800. His wife is Celia. Living with, or next to, them is 65- year-old William Cogswell. Neighbors are the James Funk family, with 18-year old James Thomas, who would later marry Mary Cusenbury.

 

Copied from Dawn Hills' CushCollection:

During the Civil War, in August of 1862, William Quantrill attacked and captured Independence. Independence, as most of Missouri, had both Confederate and Yankee sympathizers. The Cusenberry's and their close friends, the Chiles, were strong proslavery advocates, and thus supporters of the South. It is documented that a number of Chiles men joined Quantrill, and both families may have harbored them when in Independence. Quantrill did not remain in Independence long. The following year, on August 21st, Quantrill led a band of about 400 raiders in the massacre and destruction of Lawrence, Kansas. Four days later, General Thomas Ewing issued his order to depopulate the border counties of Kansas. And four days after that, Daniel was shot in the streets of Independence.

 

More About DANIEL CUSENBURY:

Daniel Cusenbury was shot and killed in Independence, Missouri, following an order from Union General Thomas Ewing to depopulate the border counties around Lawrence, Kansas.  Daniel Cusenbury was a proslavery advocate who may have harbored members William Quantrill's men.

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

More About SARAH E. (SALLY) DAVIS:

Burial: Cusenbary Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

More About CELIA F. COGSWELL:

Burial: Tyra Graveyard, Murray, Young, Texas

Marriage Notes for DANIEL CUSENBURY and CELIA COGSWELL:

Celia & Daniel had 5 other children, all died as infants.

 

Children of DANIEL CUSENBURY and SARAH DAVIS are:

2. i. HARRISON DAVIS4 CUSENBURY, b. January 03, 1830, Logan County, Kentucky; d. January 17, 1907.

3. ii. JAMES DANIEL CUSENBURY, b. October 27, 1831, Kentucky; d. December 19, 1911, Jackson County, Missouri.

iii. VINCENT COOPER CUSENBURY, b. January 14, 1834, Kentucky; m. ANNA E. HOBBS, September 20, 1858.

Notes for VINCENT COOPER CUSENBURY:

In the 1850 Census, his name looks like Simson (?)

iv. JOHN WILLIAM CUSENBURY, b. November 03, 1837, Missouri; d. August 29, 1872.

v. BENONI SWEARINGEN CUSENBURY, b. May 16, 1840, Missouri; d. Bef. 1850.

4. vi. GEORGE KELLY CUSENBURY, b. March 10, 1843, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri; d. October 29, 1917, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona.

5. vii. MARY MARTHA (MOLLY) CUSENBURY, b. December 24, 1844, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri; d. July 28, 1884, Jackson County, Missouri.

 

Children of DANIEL CUSENBURY and CELIA COGSWELL are:

6. viii. ELIJAH STITH4 CUSENBURY, b. December 25, 1850, Fort Osage, Jackson County, Missouri; d. May 26, 1931, Murray, Young County, Texas.

ix. DANNIE F. CUSENBURY, b. September 10, 1853; d. October 08, 1853.

More About DANNIE F. CUSENBURY:

Burial: Cusenbary Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

x. FANNIE A. CUSENBURY, b. March 25, 1855; d. April 08, 1855.

More About FANNIE A. CUSENBURY:

Burial: Cusenbary Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

xi. SARAH R. CUSENBURY, b. December 18, 1856; d. December 26, 1856.

More About SARAH R. CUSENBURY:

Burial: Cusenbary Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

xii. EMMA C. CUSENBURY, b. March 06, 1858; d. April 25, 1858.

More About EMMA C. CUSENBURY:

Burial: Cusenbary Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. HARRISON DAVIS4 CUSENBURY (DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born January 03, 1830 in Logan County, Kentucky, and died January 17, 1907. He married ALMA FOSTER April 19, 1871. She was born April 04, 1840 in New York.

 

Children of HARRISON CUSENBURY and ALMA FOSTER are:

i. FANNIE5 CUSENBURY, b. 1872.

ii. SALLIE M. CUSENBURY, b. February 22, 1874.

 

3. JAMES DANIEL4 CUSENBURY (DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born October 27, 1831 in Kentucky, and died December 19, 1911 in Jackson County, Missouri. He married BETTY MAE DAVIS June 02, 1870, daughter of UNKNOWN DAVIS and UNKNOWN. She was born July 29, 1851 in Kentucky, and died August 29, 1892 in Jackson County, Missouri.

Notes for JAMES DANIEL CUSENBURY:

1880 Census: Family is in Blue Township, Jackson County, Missouri. Their last name is spelled Cushenberry. Betty's sister, Anna Davis, is living with them.

 

CUSENBARY, JAMES D (27 Oct 1831 - 19 Dec 1911)

The following obituary appeared in the Independence newspaper (Independence, Missouri) on December 19, 1911:

James D. Cusenbary, for whom Cusenbary Springs were named, died at 4 o'clock this morning at his home, just West of Fairmount Park. He was the owner of the palce and of a large amount of other property. Last spring Mr. Cusenbary was seriously ill, and he has been an invalid ever since. He died at the old fashioned home just outside the park grounds, where he lived 41 years.

His three children were with him when he died. They are Mrs. Paul P. Solscheid, who lives in one of the park cottages, Mrs. Joseph Waters, also of Fairmount Park; and James D. Cusenbary, Jr., a banker of Elmer, Okla.

Funeral services for Mr. Cusenbary will be conducted at the home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon; and burial will be in the Independence city cemetery, where his wife is buried.

Mr. Cusenbary was born in Logan county, Ky., in 1830. In 1838 he came to the Six Mile country, between this city and Sibley. While living there he married Miss Bettie Davis. She died in 1891.

While quite a young man Mr. Cusenbary went with a party to the relief of Colonel Doniphan, in the Mexican war. In 1849 he crossed the plains to California and engaged in gold mining. He was successful, and returned home with the beginning of a large fortune. He continued to engage in mining ventures up to 1880. One of these was the Belcher [sic, Vulture] mine, in Southern Arizona, which he and two other owners sold for one million dollars.

When the country between Independence and Kansas City was comparatively wild and undeveloped, Mr. Cusenbary bought the farm on which the spring is located. The fine spring made it a popular picnic resort of Kansas City and Independence people. Later the place became the seat of a chautauqua assembly, and later a place of amusement. Not caring to manage the park himself, Mr. Cusenbary leased it several years ago to the Fairmount Park Amusement Co., the present managers of the place.

[Copy of newspaper article from Joy Shreyer]

 

More About JAMES DANIEL CUSENBURY:

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

More About BETTY MAE DAVIS:

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

 

Children of JAMES CUSENBURY and BETTY DAVIS are:

i. JAMES D.5 CUSENBURY, b. 1875.

ii. ANNA MAY CUSENBURY, b. 1888.

iii. UNKNOWN CUSENBURY.

 

4. GEORGE KELLY4 CUSENBURY (DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born March 10, 1843 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, and died October 29, 1917 in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona. He married SOPHIA WELCH April 01, 1872 in Cass, Missouri. She was born Abt. 1842.

 

Children of GEORGE CUSENBURY and SOPHIA WELCH are:

i. HATTIE MAY (POLLY)5 CUSENBURY, b. January 15, 1873.

7. ii. JOHN WELCH CUSENBURY, b. January 30, 1875, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri; d. September 14, 1956, Bernadillo, Sandoval County, New Mexico.

iii. GEORGE C CUSENBURY, b. Abt. 1877.

 

5. MARY MARTHA (MOLLY)4 CUSENBURY (DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born December 24, 1844 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, and died July 28, 1884 in Jackson County, Missouri. She married JAMES THOMAS FUNK October 12, 1866 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, son of JAMES FUNK and UNKNOWN. He was born January 03, 1846 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and died March 08, 1911 in Buckner, Jackson County, Missouri.

Notes for JAMES THOMAS FUNK:

From Ancestry.com Missouri Marriages Database:

Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900

FUNK, THOMAS

Spouse: CUSENBERY, MARY Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1866

County: Jackson State: MO

 

Source for family information: 1880 Federal Census, Fort Osage, Jackson County, Missouri

1900 US Census: James T. and Lulu Funk are living in Buchner, Fort Osage Twp. James is employed as a dry goods clerk.

In the 1910 Census, James and Lulu are still in Buchner; James is employed as a house painter.

1920 Census: Lula Funk, 60, is living with her sister, Mary J. Lowe, 74, in Fort Osage Township.

 

Children of MARY CUSENBURY and JAMES FUNK are:

8. i. MARTHA CATHERINE (MATIE)5 FUNK, b. February 24, 1870, Jackson County, Missouri; d. August 1945.

ii. JAMES DANIEL FUNK, b. October 16, 1872, Jackson County, Missouri; d. June 21, 1939.

iii. SARAH ELIZABETH JANE (SALLIE) FUNK, b. January 06, 1874, Jackson County, Missouri; d. September 22, 1968, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas; m. EDWIN GEORGE; d. 1942.

9. iv. CELIA ANN FUNK, b. May 26, 1876, Jackson County, Missouri; d. August 23, 1972, Jackson County, Missouri.

10. v. MARY C. FUNK, b. July 07, 1878, Jackson County, Missouri; d. May 17, 1965, Kansas.

vi. WILLIAM URBANE FUNK, b. August 25, 1880, Jackson County, Missouri; d. August 10, 1950, Kansas City, Johnson County, Missouri.

 

6. ELIJAH STITH4 CUSENBURY (DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born December 25, 1850 in Fort Osage, Jackson County, Missouri, and died May 26, 1931 in Murray, Young County, Texas. He married MARY CATHERINE "KATE" HOPPER January 05, 1873 in Jackson County, Missouri, daughter of JOHN HOPPER and ANN ROWE. She was born September 29, 1853 in Kentucky, and died October 31, 1912 in Murray, Young County, Texas.

Notes for ELIJAH STITH CUSENBURY:

From GenealogyMagazine.com:

ELIJAH STITH CUSENBARY

 

In the subject of this sketch we have the founder of Murray, a modest farmer and one of the widely known citizens of Young county. His advent to the county dates from 1876 when he purchased the tract of land upon which the hamlet of Murray is situated and upon which his modest efforts at farming and stock raising have been since directed. The store is presided over by his thorough-going and industrious wife and she is the postmistress of the office founded in 1880, and named in honor of J. J. Murray, a leading citizen of the community of the early days.

Mr. Cusenbary came to Texas as a Missouri settler. On his way hither from eastern Texas he picked up a small bunch of cattle which he placed upon the upon range here -- some of them unprotected by brand - - with the consequent loss that always prevailed under the practices of cattle men of that time. His early hopes led him to plan a career of stock raising on the open range indefinitely, never expecting to need any more land of his own than the quarter section he bought, but time changed this frontier, as it has all others, and within a few years the open range was closed and there seemed nothing better than to turn his attention to farming. Born in Jackson county, Missouri, December 25, 1850, Mr. Cusenbary was a son of Daniel Cusenbary who settled there very early, improved a farm and cultivated it successfully, and who was killed on the street in Independence by a federal solider in 1863. The latter was born in Logan county, Kentucky, in 1800, entertained southern sentiments during the war and left a good estate at death. He was twice married and by the first wife had issue: Harrison D., of Arcadia, Oklahoma; James D., of Independence, Missouri; John W., who died in Colorado; George K., of Los Angeles, California; Mary, who died in Jackson county, Missouri, as the wife of Thomas Funk; and Vincent C., deceased. For his second wife Daniel Cusenbary married Celia F. Robinson, a daughter of Colonel William Cogswell, originally from Kentucky, Mrs. Cusenbary passed away at the home of her son in Young county in 1904, having been the mother of William B. Robinson, who was killed during the war by federals and E. S. Cusenbary, the subject of this sketch.

Our subject grew up in Jackson county and knew the work of the farm from actual practice from boyhood. His education advantages were fair and he came to his majority with a knowledge of the cardinal principles of an education. He first came to Texas at the age of eighteen and was employed on the cow range in Bosque county, and it was from this experience that his independent career can be said to date. Upon his marriage he at once settled in Cass county -- he was then living in Missouri -- and embarked in the business of raising hogs for the markets, but misfortune and losses so harassed him that he was glad to quit the business, and he then decided to return to the Lone Star state.

With wife and two orphan children he set out by wagon and followed the trail down through Kansas and the Indian Territory, crossing Red river at Denison and coming leisurely along out to his destination on the head waters of Fish creek. Believing there was an opening for a store at the postoffice of Murray, Mrs. Cusenbary took active charge of the same when it was established and she is responsible for its conduct as Mr. Cusenbary is that of the farm.

January 5, 1873, Mr. Cusenbary married Mary Catherine Hopper, a daughter of John Henry Hopper, originally from the state of Kentucky. Mrs. Cusenbary was partially reared by her husband's mother, having been orphaned in childhood, and she has a sister, Mrs. Nora Atterbury, of Collingsworth county, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Cusenbary have children: Mary L., wife of E. M. Tankersley, of Graham, with children, Ernie, Elijah, Andrew, David Raymond, and Ewell Profit; Zephyr Rose, Daniel David, Caldwell C., a student in the Metropolitan College of Dallas.

Mr. Cusenbary has been of the active men of the Murray community in the matter of church work and influence. The Baptists held meetings first in a log school house (in which Mrs. Cusenbary taught school when they first came), but this has been succeeded by a church edifice which Mr. Cusenbary helped to build.

 

B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. I, pp. 659-660.

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More About ELIJAH STITH CUSENBURY:

Burial: Tyra Graveyard, Murray, Young County, Texas

More About MARY CATHERINE "KATE" HOPPER:

Burial: Tyra Graveyard, Murray, Young County, Texas

 

Children of ELIJAH CUSENBURY and MARY HOPPER are:

i. CELIA ANN5 CUSENBURY, b. April 22, 1875, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri; d. August 08, 1876, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.

More About CELIA ANN CUSENBURY:

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Jackson County, Missouri

ii. MARY LOUNORA CUSENBURY, b. May 05, 1877, Murray, Young County, Texas; d. February 22, 1916, Young County, Texas; m. EDWARD MILTON TANKERSLEY, September 30, 1894, Young County, Texas.

iii. ZEPHYR ROSE CUSENBURY, b. November 19, 1878, Murray, Young County, Texas; d. May 10, 1959, Murray, Young County, Texas.

iv. DANIEL DAVID CUSENBURY, b. June 10, 1881, Murray, Young County, Texas; d. December 28, 1981, Murray, Young County, Texas.

 

Generation No. 3

 

7. JOHN WELCH5 CUSENBURY (GEORGE KELLY4, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born January 30, 1875 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, and died September 14, 1956 in Bernadillo, Sandoval County, New Mexico. He married SUSAN PERRIN April 03, 1901 in Koshkongong, Oregon County, Missouri. She was born December 10, 1875 in St. Joseph, Buchanon County, Missouri, and died May 19, 1957 in Springfield, Green County, Missouri.

 

Children of JOHN CUSENBURY and SUSAN PERRIN are:

i. SOPHIA ANNA6 CUSENBURY, b. February 05, 1902.

ii. SARA HELEN CUSENBURY, b. January 14, 1904.

iii. ARCHIE PERRIN CUSENBURY, b. April 26, 1906.

iv. DANIEL CHILES CUSENBURY, b. August 24, 1908.

v. LUTIE THORNTON CUSENBURY, b. January 06, 1911.

11. vi. JULIA MORTON CUSENBURY, b. January 04, 1914, Texhoma, Sherman County, Texas; d. October 05, 1989, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California.

vii. SUSAN MARGARET CUSENBURY, b. April 23, 1916.

viii. LONA KATHLEEN CUSENBURY, b. August 12, 1920.

 

8. MARTHA CATHERINE (MATIE)5 FUNK (MARY MARTHA (MOLLY)4 CUSENBURY, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born February 24, 1870 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died August 1945. She married ROBERT ALAN HEDRICK September 25, 1890 in Cross, Oklahoma. He was born 1866 in Tennessee.

Notes for ROBERT ALAN HEDRICK:

Family information from the 1900 US Census, Fort Osage Township, Jackson County, Missouri. Robert's occupation is farmer. Living in the same household with his family are 22 year old James Hilton, listed as partner, and 24 year old Amanda J. Hilton, listed as niece. Martha and Robert have had six children, five of which were still living.

 

 

Children of MARTHA FUNK and ROBERT HEDRICK are:

i. VERNON6 HEDRICK, b. August 09, 1891; d. November 1981, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma.

ii. MARY J. HEDRICK, b. February 1893.

iii. JAKE HEDRICK, b. November 1894.

iv. RUTHIE HEDRICK, b. November 1896.

v. MORTON HEDRICK, b. November 10, 1899; d. February 1979, Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma.

 

9. CELIA ANN5 FUNK (MARY MARTHA (MOLLY)4 CUSENBURY, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born May 26, 1876 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died August 23, 1972 in Jackson County, Missouri. She married OSCAR EUGENE MCFARLAND October 31, 1894, son of JAMES MCFARLAND and MARGARET LATTIMER. He was born January 23, 1871 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died March 04, 1938 in Jackson County, Missouri.

Notes for OSCAR EUGENE MCFARLAND:

1920 Census, Fort Osage Township, Jackson County, Missouri: Oscar's occupation is public works laborer.

1930 Census, Buckner, Jackson County, Missouri: Oscar's occupation is carpenter. Living with Oscar and Celia are Charles, a welder for the pipe line, and Stanley, a clerk in a drug store.

 

Children of CELIA FUNK and OSCAR MCFARLAND are:

i. CHARLES E.6 MCFARLAND, b. 1896.

ii. FRANCES MADELINE MCFARLAND, b. June 03, 1903; d. April 1975.

iii. MARJORIE MARIE MCFARLAND, b. December 20, 1905; d. February 1990.

iv. STANLEY K. MCFARLAND, b. 1912.

 

10. MARY C.5 FUNK (MARY MARTHA (MOLLY)4 CUSENBURY, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born July 07, 1878 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died May 17, 1965 in Kansas. She married THOMAS PARSONS. He was born in Kansas.

Notes for MARY C. FUNK:

In the 1920 Census, 448 N. River View Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas: Mary Parsons, 42, widowed, is living with 17-year-old daughter Margaret and 15-year-old son Thomas. She lists, under occupation, "rooming house." She owns her home, but her residence is not the rooming house, as there are no boarders listed. Also living in the house is Mary's 48-year-old brother Daniel Funk. His occupation is laborer at a packing house.

 

Children of MARY FUNK and THOMAS PARSONS are:

12. i. MARGARET ANN6 PARSONS, b. 1902, Missouri.

ii. THOMAS MARION PARSONS, b. 1905.

 

Generation No. 4

 

11. JULIA MORTON6 CUSENBURY (JOHN WELCH5, GEORGE KELLY4, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born January 04, 1914 in Texhoma, Sherman County, Texas, and died October 05, 1989 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California. She married HARRY RAYMOND COON October 04, 1934 in Encino, Torrence County, New Mexico. He was born January 20, 1890 in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, and died September 15, 1966 in Contra Costa, California.

 

Children of JULIA CUSENBURY and HARRY COON are:

i. JOY LOU7 COON.

ii. HARRIET RAMONA COON.

iii. NANCY ANN COON.

iv. HUGH ROY COON.

 

12. MARGARET ANN6 PARSONS (MARY C.5 FUNK, MARY MARTHA (MOLLY)4 CUSENBURY, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born 1902 in Missouri. She married LOUIS (DIONYSIOS) H. SILLAS March 03, 1920 in Wichita, Kansas, son of HARALABOLSOS SILLAS and APHRODITE UNKNOWN. He was born December 17, 1888 in Filiatra, Greece, and died March 1968 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

Notes for LOUIS (DIONYSIOS) H. SILLAS:

DIONYSIOS (I believe this is Louis Sillas; see notes for Gregorios), 20 (b. 1886), Single, came on the SS Dora from Patros, Greece and arrived at Ellis Island on July 7, 1906.

 

 

The following people named Sillas were found on the Ellis Island website - all are from Filiatra, Greece:

Name, Age, Marital Status, Ship, Port of Departure, Date of Arrival, additional info. *(birth dates are estimated by me from given ages and arrival dates - they are not listed on the manifests).

1. CHRISTO, 25 (b. 1880), Single, SS Georgia, Patros, October 7, 1905.

2. NIKOLOS, 32 (b. 1873), Single, same as above.

3. SPIRO, 35 (b. 1880), Married, same as above.

Notes: Listed occupations as laborers. Were going to 128 W. Harrison St., Chicago, Illinois to see Joanis Sillas, brother of Christo and Spiro, and cousin of Nikolos.

1b. CHRISTOS, 38, (b. 1876) - don't know if this is the same Christo as above or not - Married, SS Kaiser Franz Josef I, Patros, January 20, 1914.

 

4. ANGELIKA, 18, (b. 1898), Single, SS Duca d'Aosta, Naples, October 14, 1916.

5. HARALABOLSOS, 12, (b. 1904), Single, same as above.

Notes: Both were going to 57 N. Sorham St., Chicago, Illinois, to see father, Spyros. On the same page, going to Chicago to see John Sillas, were: a. Line 16, John is listed as cousin: Kristos Boskas, age 40, married, b. Lines 18-20, John is listed as sister-in-law (surely means brother -in-law), Andriana, Nikolaos and Vasiliki Papastathopolous, ages 30 (married) 8 and 9.

 

 

6. GREGORIOS, 27 (b. 1897), Single, SS Pannonia, Patros, June 7, 1920.

Notes: He was going to see his brother, "Dion. Syllas" at 607 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kansas. With him was his cousin, Nicolaos Litsas, age 25, travelling to the same destination. Nicolaos is commented upon as being blind in left eye.

 

From the 1930 US Census: Louis and Margaret are living at 531 South Washington Avenue (District 73) in Wichita, Kansas with Freida, Christina, Ellen and brother George, 32. Frieda is 7, Christina is 5 and Ellen is 3. They are renting their home for $22/month. Louis and George work as peddlers (ice cream wagon), and Margaret works as a saleslady (candy rit???). (George is most likely Gregorios.)

 

Children of MARGARET PARSONS and LOUIS SILLAS are:

13. i. CHRISTINA7 SILLAS, b. August 08, 1924, Wichita, Kansas.

14. ii. FRIEDA SILLAS, b. 1922.

iii. ELLEN P. "BILLY" SILLAS, b. 1927; d. December 28, 1982, Wichita, Kansas.

 

Generation No. 5

 

13. CHRISTINA7 SILLAS (MARGARET ANN6 PARSONS, MARY C.5 FUNK, MARY MARTHA (MOLLY)4 CUSENBURY, DANIEL3, VINSON2 CUSENBERRY, MOSES1) was born August 08, 1924 in Wichita, Kansas. She married ARMONDO JOSEPH FREILINO (Source: Genealogy.com, Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: U.S. Ed. 9, Social Security Death Index, (Release date: April 10, 2000), "CD-ROM.") January 27, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas, son of SECONDO FREILINO and ANGELA BARISONE. He was born January 28, 1922 in Leechburg, PA (Source: Genealogy.com, Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: U.S. Ed. 9, Social Security Death Index, (Release date: April 10, 2000), "CD-ROM," Internal Ref. #1.111.9.88071.189.), and died June 07, 1980 in Leechburg, PA (Source: Genealogy.com, Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: U.S. Ed. 9, Social Security Death Index, (Release date: April 10, 2000), "CD-ROM," Internal Ref. #1.111.9.88071.189.).

Notes for ARMONDO JOSEPH FREILINO:

184-18-8180 PA 28 Jan 1922 Jun 1980 Leechburg, Pennsylvania 15656 From SS Death Index

Obituary from the Valley News Dispatch, June 9, 1980:

Armondo J. Freilino, 58, of Maple Avenue, Allegheny Township, died Saturday (June 7, 1980) at 1:47 a.m. of a heart attack in his home.  He had a history of heart disease since 1963.  He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Leechburg, to Second and Louisa Barisone Freilino.  Mr. Freilino lived in his Maple Street home for 33 years, formerly residing in Leechburg.  Before 1971, he was a general contractor in the Leechburg Area. Since then, he was employed by the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union, Local 75 of Greensburg.  A 1939 graduate of Leechburg High School, Mr. Freilino was an Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant with the 7th Bombardment Group of the 9th Bombardment Squadron.  He was a member of St. Martha Roman Catholic Church of Leechburg.

Friends will be received in the Dean W. Cline Funeral Home, 260 Market St., Leechburg, Today until 9:30 p.m. where a service will be conducted tomorrow (June 10, 1980) at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Domenic Pozzuoli, pastor of St. Catherine Roman Catholic Church, Leechburg. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin Township.

 

More About ARMONDO JOSEPH FREILINO:

Burial: St. Catherine's Cemetary, Leechburg, PA

Marriage Notes for CHRISTINA SILLAS and ARMONDO FREILINO:

Mondo and Tina met in Wichita, Kansas when Mondo was in the Air Force during World War II. Tina had come back to Wichita from Arizona to stay with her mother. She and Virginia Freilino (m. Bernie White) roomed together in Tina's mother's boarding house. They married in Wichita, and Mondo went overseas. After the war Mondo returned to Wichita and their first son was born three weeks later.   Mondo, Tina and baby  soon returned to Leechburg to live with Secondo Freilino - 375 Third St.

Children of CHRISTINA SILLAS and ARMONDO FREILINO are:  Two children