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Notes for Ida May McMillan Bone

The Families of John Samuel Dye

1870 census Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., IL
Household 313/303
John Fisher, head, age 35, farmer, b. IL
Lou, age 34, keeping house, b. IL
Everett, age 8, b. IL
Charles, age 6
Eddie, age 4, b. IL
Milia, age 2, b. IL
Mattie, age 2 months, b. IL
Household 314/304
John Dye, age 46, farmer, b. KY
Hattie, age 38, keeping house, b. KY
John, age 12, farm labor, b. IL
Laura, age 11, b. IL
Lucy, age 9, b. IL
Annie, age 7, b. IL
George, age 5, b. IL
Willie., age 2, b. IL
Note - Mary Lucy "Lou" Fisher was the sister of John Samuel Dye who married Mahettable Gerrard. Although they are living next door to each other, the above John & Hattie Dye info is not consistent with the ages & children they should have at that time. I do not find them anywhere else in 1870, so it may be them with lots of census taker error. The family should be:
John Dye, age 32, b. KY
Mahettable, age 32, b. OH
Malinda (Lena), age 10
Thea Etta (Ettie), age 9
Ida, age 7
Howard Sherman, age 3
Bertha, age 1
Mahettable Gerrard Dye did have younger siblings with some of those names - but in 1870 her younger siblings would be ages:
John Gerrard, age 31
Benjamin Gerrard, age 28
Ellen Gerrard, age 24
Joseph Gerrard, age 21
Lucy Gerrard, age 19
George Gerrard, age 17

She was a maid to Mrs. Harvey Sandusky (Sconce) where she met her husband who was a hired hand to the Sandusky's.

1880 census Carroll, Vermilion, Illinois Page Number 243A
Harvey SODOWSKY Self M Male W 63 KY Farmer KY KY (This is Harvey Sandusky)
Susan SODOWSKY Wife M Female W 62 OH Keeping House PA PA
Frank CARTER Other S Male W 21 IL Herdsman --- OH
John PORTER Other S Male W 22 IL Farming KY IN
James MILLKALAND Other S Male W 13 IL Farming --- --- (This is James McMillan)
Ida DYE Other S Female W 18 IL Servant KY OH

On Vermilion County marriage record book D pp #71 as James R. McMillan marrying Ida M. Dye.

1900 census Danville, Vermilion Co., IL, Ed 74, page 296B
608 Robinson St., Household #60/65
James McMillan, head, Sept 1854, age 45, md 19 yrs, TN/TN/TN, Fireman Sta. Engine (?)
Ida, wife, Nov 1862, age 37, md 19 yrs, 6 births, 6 surviving children, IL/KY/OH
Harvey, son, Nov 1882, age 17, IL/TN/IL, laborer ? hard to read
James, son, May 1888, age 12, IL/TN/IL, delivers groceries? hard to read
Russell, son, March 1890, age 10, IL/TN/IL
John, son, April 1893, age 7, IL/TN/IL
Webb, son, Dec 1895, age 4, IL/TN/IL
Dewey, son, March 1898, age 2, IL/TN/IL

1910 census 7th Ward Danville, Vermilion Co., IL, page 296B
809 Gilbert St., Household #3
Ida M. McMillan, head, age 47, widowed, 8 births, 7 surviving children, IL/KY/OH
James G., son, age 21, IL/TN/IL, Collector, News Paper
John R., son, age 17, IL/TN/IL, Laborer, Livery Stable
Webb H, son, age 14, IL/TN/IL
Dewey D, son, age 12, IL/TN/IL
Harold, son, age 3, IL/TN/IL

1920 census Creswell Twp., Cowley Co., KS
Household #1
Simon N. Bone, head, age 60, OH/OH/OH, farmer
Ida, wife, age 57, IL/KY/OH
John, son, age 32, KS/OH/IL, house plasterer
Vida B., daughter-in-law, age 19, KS/US/US
L.E., daughter, age 18, KS/OH/IL
Harold McMillan, stepson, age 13, IL/TN/IL
Charles Walters, boarder, age 32, TX/KY/US, laborer farm

1930 census Caesars Creek, Greene Co., Ohio page 1A
#3 Qut ?) Road
Simon W. Bone, head, age 70, age at first marriage - 23, OH/OH/OH, farmer, general farm
Ida M., wife, age 67, age at first marriage - 19, IL/KY/OH
Flora E., daughter, age 28, KS/OH/IL
Harold E. McMillan, stepson, age 23, IL/TN/IL

January 18, 1939 - husband Simon Newton Bone died in Xenia, Greene, Ohio

1940 census New Jasper, Greene, Ohio
Street - Long Road
Ida M. Bone, head, age 77, widowed, b. Illinois, Lived in same house in 1935, no occupation listed
Listed on Ancestry index as Ida M. Bowe

May 19, 1941 McPherson, KS
Howard Dye, 74, Is Dead
Howard Sherman Dye, 74, 512 North Main, died at his home at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning. He had been ill since the first of the year. Mr. Dye came here from Emporia 25 years ago and was a minister. He was born in Danville, Ill., March 26, 1867. He was married to Nellie Dye on Feb. 18, 1896 in Arkansas City. He was a member of the Nazarene church. Mr. Dye is survived by the widow; five sons Thomas E., Hawaiian Islands; Lester A., Central City, Nebr.; Howard S., Washington D.C.; Eldon N., McPherson, and Lewis O., Oklahoma City and by three sisters, Mrs. Flora Kleffman, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. B.L. Fellers, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Ida Bone, Xenia, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Quiring Funeral Home, Rev. A.W. Hands of the Nazarene church officiating. Interment was in McPherson cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Fred Wegley, W.F. Campbell, A.A. Schaad, Frank McGraw, Melvin Johnson and Clarence Willison.

Is one of these her??
Ohio Death Index
Name Birth Date Death Date Place of Death
Ida Bone 8 Oct 1948
Ida Bone 1 Nov 1948

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Pike Hruza <>
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Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 5:20 PM
Subject: We can help each other!

> Kari,
> My great grandparents are James Robert McMillan born 9-17-1853, Greene County,TN, and Ida May Dye, born April 27, 1866, Vermillion Co, Ill, died They were married November 29, 1891 in Vermillion County, Ill. The only children I have, and I may be missing a son, are: James R., Russell, Harold, and Webb Howard, born December 25, 1995, Indianola, Ill, died April 5, 1957, VA Hospital in Wichita, KS. He was married to Mary Effie Bone, 1914. I have not been able to obtain a marriage license.
> After James Robert's death, Ida May went to stay with her sister Thea Etta Bone (wife of Simon Newton Bone, as she was in ill health. She took with her two sons. One was my grandfather, Webb Howard. Thea died, and some time later, February 22, 1911, Ida married Simon. Eventually, Webb, Ida's son, and Mary, Thea's daughter (first cousins) married. They are my grandparents on my mother's side. This McMillan family has been very elusive and I am having quite a time getting back further than James Robert's father, John Davis McMillan.
> I did find someone back in the Rector's whose last name was Webb, and I had been wondering where that name came from. I think that would be it.
> If you know any more about the McMillan's I would sure appreciate hearing it.
> Barb