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                                                                         Chap. 4,6g

            gen. (iv)              Ralph  Lyman  Hedley  (1892 - 1968) and
                                                 Alta Marjorie Arries (1895 - 1982)

  Pedigree
 Descendancy

Ralph Lyman Hedley was born April 13, 1892 in Blackjack, Douglas County, Kansas, the youngest of the three children of James Hedley and Emma Hays. Although Frank had four older siblings, John R., James U., George W. and Mary Margaret were in their twenties when Ralph was born. His full brother and sister, Frank and Ethel, were 13 and 6 respectively. Some time before 1900 (when Frank would have been 8) James, Emma, and their three youngest children moved from Black Jack, Kansas to a farm in Minnesota. In 1910 Ralph, age 18, was living with his parents, sister and brother, working as a farm labourer on the family farm in Fairfax Twp., Polk Co., Minnesota (See Chap. 4,6 for 1910 Census).
Eventually all three children of James and Emma were married in  Crookston, Polk Co., Minnesota. Ethel was married in 1911 and Frank in 1915.

Ralph Hedley married Alta Marjorie Arries  June 21, 1919. Alta Marjorie was born July 24, 1895 in Crookston, the daughter of Frank Alexander Arries and Anna G. Bennerd (or Benner). (Please see Addendum #1 for the forebears of Alta Marjorie Arries)
 After their marriage Ralph and Alta Marjorie moved to Santa Ana, California.  Less than a year after their Minnesota marriage Ralph and Alta appeared on the California Census:

1920 U.S. Census for Santa Ana, California
Hedley, Ralph L., head, 27, b. in Kansas; fa. b. Can; mo. b. Penn; occ. garage mechanic
Hedley, Alta, wife, 24, b. in Minnesota; father b. Wisconsin; mother b. in Michigan

Ten years later, Ralph and Alta had two daughters, ages 6 and 9, Ralph was proprietor of a garage, and they owned their own home:

1930 U.S. Census for Santa Ana, Orange County, California
Hedley, Ralph, head, age 37  (27 at first marr.); b. Kansas; fa. b. Can; mo. b. Penn; occ.
             garage proprietor; war veteran (WW); home owned, value $2500; owns radio set.
Hedley, Alta, wife, age 33 (23 at first marr.) b. Minn; fa. b. Wis; mo. b. Mich.
Hedley, Dorothy Anne, daughter, age 9,  b. Cal;  fa. b. Kansas;  mo. b. Minn.
Hedley, Eleanor,  daughter, age 6,  b. Cal;  fa. b. Kansas;  mo. b. Minn.

 In 1929 Ralph and Alta bought a five-acre ranch in Vista. Joan (Crabtree) Bachman, granddaughter of Frank, reports that her grandparents grew avocados and grapefruit. They later also raised chickens for their eggs. Joan, who presently also lives in Vista, California, comments, "So I am close to my roots, which gives me great pleasure and comfort."

Ralph Lyman Hedley, born in Black Jack, Douglas Co, Kansas April 13, 1892, died Dec. 22, 1968 in Vista, San Diego, California at age 76.
Alta Marjorie (Arries) Hedley, born July 24, 1895 in Minnesota, died fourteen years after her husband, on Sept.10, 1982 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.

Ralph and Alta Hedley had two daughters, gen. (v):

         (1) Dorothy Anna Hedley, b. Nov. 15, 1920 married Hobart Lovelle Crabtree
               on July 30, 1944, right after his return from WW II in the Pacific, where he was a
               survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Please see Addendum #2 for the forebears of
               Hobart Lovelle Crabtree)


                Dorothy and Hobart Crabtree had two children, gen. (vi):
                      [1] Ann Lorraine Crabtree*, b. Dec.16, 1946, married Steven
                           Ephraim Turner on April 6, 1974 in Berkeley, California.
                           In 1977 they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana.
                           Two children, gen. (vii):
                                         {1} Julie Anna Turner, b. Aug. 29, 1978, married
                                                Andrew Harold King on Feb. 2, 2001 (divorced)
                                         {2} Jeffrey Roy Turner was b. Oct. 31, 1983,  married
                                               Lindsay Gayle Cart on Dec.  31 2003.
                      [2] Ralph Clinton Crabtree was b. Nov. 12, 1949
                            m1 to Debbie Harper (divorced) One son:
                                        {1} Ryan Crabtree
                            m2 to Carol Borsdorf   One son:
                                        {2} Jack Arthur Crabtree born in March 1983

         (2) Eleanor Frances Hedley, b. Dec. 5, 1923 in Santa Ana, CA was the second
               daughter of Ralph and Alta Hedley. She married Roland Hoyt Crabtree of Scott
               City, Kansas (b.July 5, 1917 in Kansas; d. Feb. 13, 1990 in Riverside,CA).  Roland was
               a cousin of Hobart Crabtree, who married Eleanor's elder sister Dorothy.
               In 1930 Roland Hoyt Crabtree, age 12, and his widowed mother, Bertha M. (Royer)
               Crabtree,  age 50, were living in Scott City,  Kansas, where Bertha was working in a
               real estate office as well as running a boarding house. Roland was going to school:

               1930 U.S. Census for Scott City, Scott Co., Kansas
               Crabtree, Bertha M., head, 50, wid; b. in Neb.; fa. b. Penn; mo. b. Ill; occ.
               dealer in real estate office; home owner (home value $5000); owns radio set
               Crabtree, Roland Hoyt, son, 12, att. sch; b. in Kansas; fa. Iowa; mo. Neb.
               Wright, Glen (lodger); Bygel, Richard (lodger);  King, Edward (lodger)

               Eleanor Frances Hedley and Roland Hoyt Crabtree had three children (gen. vi):
                   [1] *Joan Elaine Crabtree was b. in 1945 in Orange, CA
                          m1 John Paul Kincheloe in 1969; divorced 1976 (no children)
                          m2 Robert Paul Buchman in 1989 (no children)
                  [2] Steven Hoyt Crabtree, b.1948, Riverside, CA married Linda Marie
                       O'Neill Aug. 28, 1971. Two sons (gen. (vii):
                            {1} Andrew Hoyt (Andy) Crabtree b. 1980 in San Diego, CA
                            {2} Scott Patrick Crabtree b. 1983 in San Diego, CA
                  [3] Marian Joyce Crabtree b.1956 in Riverside, CA (never married)
                     (Please see Addendum #2 for the forebears of Hobart Crabtree)

                                                             Addendum #1

                                        Forebears of Alta Marjorie (Arries) Hedley

Frank Lyman Hedley married Alta Marjorie Arries June 21, 1919 in Crookston, Minn.
Alta Marjorie Arries was the daughter of Frank Alexander Arries and Anna G. Benner (or Bennerd). Frank Alexander Arries, Alta’s father, was the son of William Arries and Cresenzia (Crissey) Vogt (Alta’s paternal grandparents).
 Frank, age 16, appeared with his parents and six siblings on the 1880 Census for Wisconsin:

1880 U.S. Census for Otter Creek Twp., Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin
Arries, William, self, male, 59, b. in Scot; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Scot; occ. farmer
Arries, Crissey, wife, f, 46, b. Prussia; fa. b. Prussia; mo. b. Prussia; occ. keeping house
Arries, Mansfield, son, male, 23, b. Wisconsin; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Prussia; farm laborer
Arries, William A., son, male, 22, b. Wisconsin; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Prussia; farm laborer
Arries, Isabella S., daughter, female, 17, b. Wisconsin; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Prussia
Arries, Frances A., daughter, female, 16, b. Wisconsin; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Prussia; school
Arries, Frank A., son, male, 16, b. Wisconsin; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Prussia; farm work
Arries, Edward J., son, male, 13, b. Wisconsin; fa. b. Scot; mo. b. Prussia; school
Perry, Eben, other, male, 22, b. in N.Y; farm laborer

Anna G. Benner or Bennerd was the wife of Frank A. Arries and the mother of Alta. Five-year-old Anna G. appeared on  the 1880 Census for Michigan with her parents (Alta’s maternal grandparents) and her sister Kate (Alta’s aunt).

1880 U.S.Census for Michigan
Bennerd, Harley A., 33, b. in Mich; fa. b. in Connecticut; mo. b. in NY
Bennerd, Anna M., wife, 33, b. in Penn; fa. b. in Prussia; mo. b. in Pennsylvania
Bennerd, David F., son, 7, b. in Mich; fa. b. in Mich; mo. b. in Penn.
Bennerd, Anna G., daughter, 5, b. in Mich; fa. b. in Mich; mo. b. in Penn.
Bennerd, Kate E., daughter, 2, b. in Mich; fa. b. in Mich; mo. b. in Penn.

Twenty years later Frank A. was married to Anna G., and the couple,  living in Crookston, Minnesota,  had two daughters, Frances and Alta:

1900 U.S. Census for Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota
Arries, Frank A., 33, b. Sept.1866, marr.7 yr; b.Wis; fa. Scot; mo. Ger; occ.drayman
Arries, Anna, wife, 25, b. Mar.1875, marr.7 yr; 2 ch.(2 liv.); b.Wis; fa. Scot; mo.Ger.
Arries, Franciss, daughter, 5, b. June1893; b. Minn; fa. Wis; mo. Mich; att. school
Arries, Alta, daughter, 4, b. July1895; b. Minn; fa. Wis; mo. Mich.
Banks, Bell, boarder, 14, b. June1885; b. Iowa; fa. b. Iowa; mo. b. Iowa;  att. school

                                                           Addendum #2

                                                Forebears of Hobart Crabtree

Dorothy Hedley, eldest daughter of Ralph Hedley and Alta Marjorie Arries married Hobart Crabtree July 30, 1944. Hobart, born abt. 1916, was the son of Clinton Crabtree, born May 28, 1875, died July 18, 1953 (Cal. Death Index). Hobart Crabtree’s mother was Bessie M. (–?–), born abt.1879. Clinton and Bessie Crabtree  were married abt.1902.
The maiden name of  Clinton Crabtree’s mother (Hobart’s paternal grandmother) was “Hoyt.”
The Crabtree family appeared on the 1920 Census for California when Hobart was four years old:

1920 U.S. Census for Whitter City, Los Angeles Co., California
Crabtree, Clinton, 43, b. in Iowa; fa. b. in U.S; mo. b. in U.S; general merchant
Crabtree, Bessie M., wife, 40, b. in Indiana; fa. b. in Indiana; mo. b. in Ohio
Crabtree, Hoy C., son, 16, b. in S. Dakota; fa. b. in Iowa; mo. b. in Indiana
Crabtree, Howard F., son, 5, b. in Cal; fa. b. in Iowa; mo. b. in Indiana
Crabtree, Hobart L, son, 4, b. in Cal; fa. b. in Iowa; mo. b. in Indiana

Ten years later Hobart was 14, Hoy (26) was no longer in the household, and their father, Clinton Crabtree, age 52, was now a real estate salesman:

1930 U.S. Census for Whitter Twp., Los Angeles Co., California
Crabtree, Clinton, 52, (24 at 1st marr.) b. in Iowa; fa. b. Iowa; mo. b. Iowa; real estate agent
Crabtree, Bessie M., wife, 51, (23 at 1st marr.) b. in Ill; fa. b. Ill; mo. b. Ill
Crabtree, Howard F., son, 15,  b. in Cal; fa. b. Iowa; mo. b. Ill.
Crabtree, Hobart, son, 14,  b. in Cal; fa. b. Iowa; mo. b. Ill.


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