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Descendants of Jeptha Markham

Generation Three

18. Mary Lodema3 Markham (Reuben Fuller2, Jeptha1)18 was born in 1845 Iowa.28

Her married name was Mary Halbert.26

Known children of Mary Lodema3 Markham include:

bullet47 i. Levi4 Halbert26 was born before 1873.26

23. Reuben Henry3 Markham (Simon Sterling2, Jeptha1)60,9 was born circa 1844 Illinois.20 On 25 December 1878 Reuben Henry Markham and Sophronia C. Wilson were married Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois.18 Reuben Henry died Markham, Morgan County, Illinois, on 15 May 1885 at the age of 41 years.9,18

He was educated between 1870 and 1871 Oberlin Prep Dept., Illinois.18 He graduated in 1874 Oberlin College, Oberlin, Illinois.18 He graduated in 1877 University of Michigan; with a LLD.18

Sophronia C. Wilson.18  She was educated between 1868 and 1870 Oberlin Prep Dept.18 Sophronia C. died Markham, Grays Harbor County, Washington, on 11 September 1887.18

The two known children of Reuben Henry3 Markham and Sophronia C. Wilson were as follows:

bullet48 i. Melvin4 Markham24 was born in 1880 Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois.24
bullet49 ii. Marion R. Markham24 was born in January 1884 Illinois.24

25. Francis Marion3 Markham (Simon Sterling2, Jeptha1).20 He was born on 12 December 1847 Knox County, Illinois.20,50,79 He and Elmina Biggers obtained a marriage license on 11 May 1869 Linn County, Oregon; with consent of as to E. Biggers; S. S. Markham, affiant, "said that F. M. Markham is over 21 and Miss Elmina Biggers is over 15 years of age, neither married" nor are they first cousins.80 On 16 May 1869 Francis Marion Markham and Elmina Biggers were married Albany, Linn County, Oregon, Witnesses were Joseph Hughes and C. T. Biggers Jr. By John Alexander, Minister of the Gospel.50,81,82 His was buried after 7 November 1914 Seneacquoteen Cemetery, Kootenai County, Idaho. Francis Marion died Laclede, Kootenai County, Idaho, on 7 December 1914 at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 25 days; Fell from hay mow and broke his neck. "He went to milk at 5 and was found dead at 6."79 He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Sandpoint, Kootenai County, Idaho.78

He biography was published:83

FRANCIS M. MARKHAM

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To such men as this estimable and capable gentlemen there is great credit due for intrepid courage, energy and progressiveness manifested in coming into these sections of wilderness in early days to open them for the settlement of meant, and it is with pleasure that we have the privilege to chronicle a review of his career in the history that has to do with Kootenai county.

Francis M. Markham was born in Knox county, Illinois, on December 12, 1847. He is the son of Simon S. and Cynthia (Fry) Markham, who were teachers in New York, where they were married and then moved to Illinois. In 1848 the family crossed the plains to Albany, Oregon, and there the father was a general merchant. Our subject grew to manhood and was educated in Albany. When in young manhood he learned the carpenter trade from his father. Later he went to blacksmithing, which he had learned in his youth. He also followed farming for 10 years and in 1883 he came to Kootenai, pushing out into this wild country. He bought the right to his present place, one-half mile south from Laclede, at what is known as the Seneaquoteen crossing. He secured it and the ferry from Richard Fry & Company, and since that day has operated the farm and ferry and raised stock. Mr. Markham is a well-to-do and substantial citizen and a leader in the industries which he follows. In the political world he has also been active and influential, has been delegate to the Populist conventions, is school director and has been since the organization of the district. His farm has a good home, fine barn sixty by sixty-five, orchard and other improvements and produces much hay each year. Recently, Mr. Markham tore down a building erected by the Hudson Bay Company.

On May 16, 1869, Mr. Markham married Miss Elmina, daughter of Creed T. and Nancy (Lane) Biggers, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. The mother was a second cousin of Joe Lane, who ran for vice-president with Breckenridge. Mr. and Mrs. Biggers crossed the plains in 1853 and he died in Scio, Oregon, and the mother at Lebanon.

Nine children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Markham, six of whom are living: Melvin C., married and living at Seneaquoteen; Edith, wife of Thomas Campbell, in Laclede; Loren and Lester, twins, with parents; Lena, wife of Charles Horn, in this county; Grover C., with parents. Mr. and Mrs. Markham are people of excellent standing in the community and are deserving of much commendation for the worthy pioneer labors that they have done here and for the exemplary manner in which they have always conducted themselves.

Francis Marion was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 18 June 1880 Center Precinct, Albany, Linn County, Oregon.84 In 1883 he removed to Kootenai County, Idaho,50 where until 1903 he resided at Seneaquoteen crossing, Kootenai County, Idaho.50 There, he operated ferry and farmed, both of which had purchased from Richard A. Fry (his maternal uncle).50

The nine known children of Francis Marion3 Markham and Elmina Biggers were as follows:

bullet50 i. Melvin C.4 Markham50 was born on 26 July 1871.85 On 4 August 1901 Melvin C. Markham and Addie L. Bennett were married Kootenai County, Idaho.86 On 18 December 1911 Melvin C. Markham and Myrtle G. Churchill were married Bonner County, Idaho.50,87 Melvin C. died Idaho on 4 November 1951 at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 9 days,85 and was buried at Seneacquoteen Cemetery, Kootenai County, Idaho.85

In 1903 Melvin C. Markham resided Seneaquoteen crossing, Kootenai County, Idaho.50

bullet+ 51 ii. Edith E. Markham, born circa 1876 Albany, Linn County, Oregon; married Thomas S. Campbell.
bullet52 iii. Loren C. Markham50,88 was born on 10 October 1881.89 On 24 April 1922 Loren C. Markham and Dollie V. Kirkpatrick were married Bonner County, Idaho.88 Loren C. died in March 1964 at the age of 82 years.89  His social security number was #532-10-8199, issued in the state of Washington.89
bullet53 iv. Lester Markham,50 Loren's twin, was also born on 10 October 1881.50
bullet54 v. Lena M. Markham.50,90 On 18 June 1900 Lena M. Markham and Charles H. Horn were married Seneaquoteen, Kootenai County, Idaho.50,91 On 29 June 1914 Lena M. Markham and George W. Eckelbar were married Bonner County, Idaho.78,92 
bullet55 vi. Grover C. Markham.50 In 1914 Grover C. Markham resided Dutton, Teton County, Montana.78
bullet56 vii. Harold Markham93 was born circa 1879 Albany, Linn County, Oregon.93
bullet57 viii. Elsie Markham78 was born after 1883.78 Elsie drowned in the river at Seneaquoteen crossing, Kootenai County, Idaho, at the age of 20 years.78
bullet58 ix. Frank Markham78 was born after 1883.78 Frank drowned in the river at Seneaquoteen crossing, Kootenai County, Idaho, at the age of 20 years.78

26. Jasper Newton3 Markham (Simon Sterling2, Jeptha1)20 was born on 29 August 1850 Salem, Marion County, Oregon.20,94 On 9 August 1869 Jasper Newton Markham and Amanda Jane Fry were married.95 Jasper Newton died Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington, on 15 September 1936 at the age of 86 years and 17 days; "after a long illnes."94

He was a bridge tender at South Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington.96 At his death, he was survived by 4 daughters, 3 sons, 13 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren.96 Jasper Newton was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 18 June 1880 Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) County, Washington,97 and on the census of 1900 Black Lake, Thurston County, Washington.24

Amanda Jane Fry.21 She was born on 27 November 1853 Oregon.98 Amanda Jane died on 27 June 1930 at the age of 76 years and 7 months.98

The 10 known children of Jasper Newton3 Markham and Amanda Jane Fry were as follows:

bullet+ 59 i. Mary Lavina4 Markham, born 15 April 1870 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington; married Alfred A. Warwick; married Joe Hildebrandt.
bullet+ 60 ii. Sylvester Sterling Markham, born 30 March 1872 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington; married Edith Lillian Harlow.
bullet+ 61 iii. Margaret Josephine Markham, born 8 December 1873 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington; married Wesley Darius G. Hill.
bullet+ 62 iv. Rosa Jane Markham, born 17 November 1876 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington; married Albert E. Benjamin; married Ed Endicott.
bullet63 v. Reuben Roy Markham95 was born about 1878 in Markham, Chehalis County, Washington.98 Reuben Roy died in 1888 at the age of 10 years; young.98
bullet64 vi. Jasper Clarence Markham95 was born on 15 June 1880 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington.98 On 25 January 1905 Jasper Clarence Markham and Caroline H. Meyers were married Delphi, Washington.99 Jasper Clarence died on 21 July 1967 at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 6 days.98 Jasper Clarence was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 1900 Cosmopolis, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) County, Washington.24
bullet+ 65 vii. Lorenzo Orville Markham, born 31 August 1882 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington; married Bertha Pauline Haeger; married Mattie Gertrude Brown.
bullet66 viii. Lilly Allena Markham98 was born on 27 June 1884 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington.98 Lilly Allena died Markham, Chehalis County, Washington, on 24 July 1884 at the age of 27 days.98
bullet+ 67 ix. Pearl Lorena Markham, born 22 June 1889 Markham, Chehalis County, Washington; married Thomas Elmer Foreman.
bullet+ 68 x. Ruby Dale Markham, born 16 December 1894 Delphi, Washington; married Ivan C. Look.

27. Milton Douglas3 Markham (Simon Sterling2, Jeptha1)20 was born on 2 January 1851 Albany, Linn County, Oregon.20,62 On 16 April 1886 Milton Douglas Markham and Sophronia E. Markham were married Markham, Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) County, Washington.96,100 He and Lydia Edith Adelle Flower obtained a marriage license on 30 August 1897 Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon; she was aged 30, and he 46. Attested to by E. B. Sappington,101 then on 1 September were married by S. A. Starr, Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses: Sarah P. Starr and Emily Odell.96,102 Milton Douglas died on 20 May 1909 at the age of 58 years, 4 months and 18 days,62 and was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Linn County, Oregon.62

Milton Douglas was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 1900 South Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon.103 Between 1903 and 1905 Milton Douglas Markham resided Stayton, Marion County, Oregon.49

Sophronia E. Markham died before September 1897.96

The only known child of Milton Douglas3 Markham and Sophronia E. Markham was:

bullet69 i. son4 Markham96 was born between 1886 and 1897.96 Son died between 1886 and 1897; aged between 1 and 2.96

Lydia Edith Adelle Flower.96,101 On 21 May 1910, after Milton's death, Lydia married Frank W. Jensen in Linn County, Oregon.104

The only known child of Milton Douglas3 Markham and Lydia Edith Adelle Flower was:

bullet70 i. Harriet4 Markham96 was born about 1901 Stayton, Marion County, Oregon.96 On 26 February 1918 Harriet Markham and Lewis Kirk Morgan were married Linn County, Oregon.104  

28. Mary C.3 Markham (Simon Sterling2, Jeptha1)20 was born on 8 February 1853 Albany, Linn County, Oregon.20,105 On 21 April 1870 Mary C. Markham and George W. Biggers were married Linn County, Oregon.106 Before 1881 Mary C. Markham and William T. Kame were married.30,107 Mary C. died Central Point, Jackson County, Oregon, on 5 September 1902 at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 28 days.108

Her obituary was printed on 13 September 1902:108

Mrs. Mary C. Kame, wife of W. T. Kame, died at the family home, near Central Point, on Friday, Sept. 8, 1902, aged 49 years, 6 months and 26 days. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church and was a most faithful worker in all branches of church and sunday school work. She was a kind, dutiful wife and mother, a faithful friend, and her demise has cast a gloom of sorrow over every household in which she was known. She leaves to mourn her demise a husband and four daughters, and a son, 25 years of age, by a former husband.

George W. Biggers104 was born in 1845 Tennessee.109 George W. was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 11 June 1880 Baker City, Baker County, Oregon; He was a physician, a partner with James P. Stevens. He was divorced, born TN father born DE.109 George W. was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 1900 Jefferson Avenue, LaGrande, Union County, Oregon; he was a doctor, living with a wife Mary M., and a servant.110

The only known child of Mary C.3 Markham and George W. Biggers was:

bullet71 i. George L.4 Biggers41 was born in August 1873 Oregon.41,110

The 1897 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, city directory; lists him as a clerk at Marx & Mish (cigars),111 as does the 1900-01 Portland City Directory.112 George L. was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of June 1900 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; boarding with Marie A. Striker.110

William T. Kame30 was born in January 1847 in Pennsylvania.107 He was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 13 June 1900 Medford, Jackson County, Oregon; He was a shoe dealer, and his eldest daughter was a shoe sales lady. They rented a house.107 He served on a jury on 17 January 1901 Medford, Jackson County, Oregon; He was among a pool drawn as jurors for the year 1901, from East Medford.113 On 14 March 1902 Willow Springs District, Jackson County, Oregon he was a registered voter, a farmer, aged 55, born in Pennsylvania .114 In 1903 William T. Kame resided Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. He and his third wife Mary were divorced on 3 October 1910 in Jackson County, Oregon.115 William died at Sebastapol, Sonoma County, California, before 21 December 1921, when the Ashland paper reported that his daughter, Mrs. N. G. Bates, had received a telegram telling of his death. He was 74 years old.116

The four known children of Mary C.3 Markham and William T. Kame were as follows:

bullet+ 72 i. Mazie A.4 Kame, born 23 January 1884 Boistfort, Lewis County, Washington; married Nathan G. Bates.
bullet73 ii. Nina Irene Kame107,117 was born in 1885 Washington.107  The 17 August 1904 Medford newspaper lists her as having received a third grade school certificate.118 She graduated on 17 June 1909 from school at Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon.117
bullet74 iii. Otie E. Kame107 was born in 1887 Washington.107 On 26 January 1906 Otie E. Kame and Joseph Diener were married in Siskyou County, California.119

On 22 July 1903 in the Medford, Oregon newspaper, she was listed as a 1903 graduate at Tolo.118

bullet75 iv. Prudence R. Kame107 was born in 1889 Washington.107

32. Lucy Ann3 Markham (Simon Sterling2, Jeptha1)21 was born on 8 February 1859 Albany, Linn County, Oregon.20 In 1881 Lucy Ann Markham and Orren Huntington Fry were married at Chehalis (now Grays Harbor) County, Washington. Lucy Ann died of tuberculosis at Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. She had been sent there, to her brother's, in the hopes that the drier climate would help her condition.120

Orren Huntington Fry21 (His name is given in the Our People, the Fry family genealogy as Orren Harrington Fry. His death certificate gives a middle name of Hunter. However, I believe that a combination of the two, Huntington --his mother's maiden name--was in fact his middle name.)121 He was born on 8 December 1858 Rainier, Columbia County, Oregon.21

Sometime after Annette's death, Orren married a widow, Jennie G. O'Hara.122 He was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 6 January 1920 living at Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington; He is living with his step-son, Philip O'Hara, Philip's wife and daughter. Orren is widowed, is an insurance agent at an office. His step-son is a hook tender at a logging camp. Philip indicated that his mother was born in Ireland.123 Orren Huntington Fry died at Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington, on 16 October 1921 at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 8 days.21 His was buried Oakville Cemetery, Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington.122

The five known children of Lucy Ann3 Markham and Orren Huntington Fry were as follows:

bullet+ 76 i. Cynthia Annette4 Fry, born 20 January 1882 John's River, Chehalis (now Gray's Harbor) County, Washington; married George Frank Houts.
bullet+ 77 ii. Sarah May Fry, born 15 May 1883 John's River, Chehalis (now Gray's Harbor) County, Washington; married John Jacob Phillips.
bullet+ 78 iii. Lucy Ann Fry, born 28 May 1884 John's River, Chehalis (now Gray's Harbor) County, Washington; married Dennis Cover Atwood.
bullet+ 79 iv. Lovina Grace Fry, born 28 February 1886 Western, Chehalis County, Washington; married Franklin Simon Wahl.
bullet80 v. Lawrence Orren "Ping"125 Fry21 was born on 18 March 1889 John's River, Chehalis (now Gray's Harbor) County, Washington.95 On 25 December 1914 Lawrence Orren Fry and Cora D. Neeley were married Washington.21,124 Lawrence Orren died Washington on 20 May 1948 at the age of 59 years, 2 months and 2 days.21 He was buried in 1949 Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington; (date listed in book).122

He was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 6 January 1920 Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington; he and his wife were both born in Washington. He was a logger at lumber camp, and they owned their farm.124 They had no children.125

38. Alonzo Martin3 Markham (Seth2, Jeptha1)20,126 was born on 11 June 1859 Albany, Linn County, Oregon; death certificate says to "Herman & Eliz. Foster Markham."20,126 On 1 March 1887 Alonzo Martin Markham and Lucretia Octavia Baker were married Ione, Morrow County, Oregon, by G. E. Mayfield.127,128 Alonzo Martin died at Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon, on 9 January 1936 at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 29 days; at 7:30 p.m., of artero sclerosis, cerebral hemorrhage, and broncho pneumonia.126,129 His was buried on 12 January 1936 Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon.126,129,130

He was stock & cattle farmer between 1884 and 1914.129 Alonzo Martin was enumerated as the head of a household on a census of 1900 Morrow County, Oregon.131

Lucretia Octavia Baker126 was born on 19 June 1869 Gaston, Washington County, Oregon; to David & Julia Williams Baker.126 Lucretia Octavia died Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon, on 22 June 1953 at the age of 84 years and 3 days,126 and was buried at Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery.130

The nine known children of Alonzo Martin3 Markham and Lucretia Octavia Baker were as follows:

bullet81 i. Elmer Martin4 Markham132 was born on 28 March 1888 Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon.132,133 Elmer died in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, in June 1974 at the age of 86 years.133 His social security number was #536-32-3861 issued.133 On 9 January 1936 Elmer Markham resided at Lowden, Washington.129
bullet82 ii. David Newton Markham132 was born on 18 August 1890 Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon.132 David Newton died in November 1963 at the age of 73 years.89   His social security number was #535-12-7260 issued in the state of Washington.89
bullet83 iii. Ira Alonzo Markham132 was born on 7 February 1893.132 Ira died on 23 September 1902 at the age of 9 years, 7 months and 16 days.132
bullet84 iv. Daisy Elizabeth Markham132 was born on 10 April 1896.132 Daisy died on 19 April 1896 at the age of 9 days.132
bullet85 v. James Claude Markham126 was born on 18 March 1898.126 James died in an automobile accident at Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon, on 29 May 1928 at the age of 30 years, 2 months and 11 days,126 and was buried at Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon.130
bullet86 vi. Fred Orville Markham132 was born on 29 September 1900 Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon.132 Fred died in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, on 1 November 1987 at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 3 days.89  His social security number was #540-01-1276 issued in the state of Oregon.89
bullet87 vii. Anna Pearl Markham132 was born on 7 April 1906 Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington.132
bullet88 viii. Walter Harold Markham132 was born on 4 November 1909 Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington.132 Walter died Clackamas, Clackamas County, Oregon, on 6 January 1997 at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 2 days.89  His social security number was #541-44-5127 issued in the state of Oregon.89
bullet89 ix. Floyd Alonzo Markham132 was born on 28 October 1912 Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington.132

39. Willis Seth3 Markham (Seth2, Jeptha1)24 was born on 9 August 1876 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.24 In 1900 Willis Seth Markham and Agnes May Mills were married in Auburn, King County, Washington.24 Willis died at Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, on 19 July 1932 at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 10 days.24

Agnes May Mills24  was born on 14 June 1882 Eagle Lake, Blue Earth County, Minnesota,24 and died at Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington, on 22 March 1934 at the age of 51 years, 9 months and 8 days.24

The four known children of Willis Seth3 Markham and Agnes May Mills, all born Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington, were as follows:

bullet90 i. Rupert Willis4 Markham.24 His wife was Bernadine (--?--).24 He was born on 27 April 1901.24 Rupert died at Seattle, King County, Washington, on 25 February 1980 at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 29 days.24   His social security number was #539-26-1025 issued.133
bullet91 ii. Arthur Roy Markham was born on 9 February 1903.24 He married Alice Moore.24  Arthur died at Forks, Clallam County, Washington, on 2 March 1989 at the age of 86 years and 21 days.24
bullet92 iii. Harriet Isabel Markham24 was born on 19 October 1905.24 Harriet died at Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington, on 21 January 1972 at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 2 days.24
bullet93 iv. Dorothy Agnes Markham24 was born on 9 January 1911.24 Dorothy died at Woodland, Yolo County, California, on 5 October 1988 at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 26 days.24

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