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Notes for Thea Etta Dye 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

1880 census Carrol, Vermilion, Illinois
A. Clark WILLIAMS Self M Male W 59 TN Farmer NC TN
Mararet C. WILLIAMS Wife M Female W 54 KY KY KY
Henry L. WILLIAMS Son S Male W 24 IL Farmer TN KY
Nancy A. REED SisterL S Female W 37 IL House Keeping KY KY
Ettie E. DYE Other S Female W 18 IL Servant OH OH

Marriage record in Vermilion Co., IL book D, p 89, Samuel Bone to Ettie Dye

March 1, 1885
Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas (State census)
Simon Bone, age 25, Farmer
Etta, age 23
Arthur, age 1

March 1, 1895
Creswell, Cowley Co., Kansas (state census)
S. M. Bone, age 35, b. Ohio, Came to Kansas from Illinois, Farmer
Etta, age 33, b. Illinois, Came to Kansas from Illinois, Housekeeper
Arthur, age 11, b. Illinois, Came to Kansas from Illinois
Maudie, age 9, b. Kansas
Russell, age 7, b. Kansas
Robt, age 5, b. Kansas
James, age 1, b. Kansas

1900 census Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS Page 62, sheet 17A
700 9th Street Household 384/395
Simon Bone, head, Aug 1859, age 40, OH/OH/OH
Ettie, wife, May 1861, age 39, IL/IL/IL
Arthur, son, April 1884, age 16, IL/OH/IL
Maud, daughter, Jan 1886, age 14, KS/OH/IL
Russell, son, Oct 1887, age 12, KS/OH/IL
Robert, son, Aug 1890, age 9, KS/OH/IL
James, son, March 1894, age 6, KS/OH/IL
Charles, son, Aug 1896, age 3, KS/OH/IL
Mary, daughter, Nov? 1899, age 6 months, KS/OH/IL

1905 census Creswell, Cowley Co., Kansas (state census)
#46. starts on line 29
S. N. Bone, age 45, b. Ohio, Came to Kansas from Illinois
Etta Bone, age 43, b. Illinois, Came to Kansas from Illinois
Rusel Bone, age 17, b. Kansas
Maude Bone, age 19, b. Kansas
Rob Bone, age 14, b. Kansas
James Bone, age 10, b. Kansas
Charley Bone, age 8, b. Kansas
Mary Bone, age 5, b. Kansas
Flora Bone, age 3, b. Kansas

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Pike Hruza <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 2:47 PM
Subject: Mary Effie Bone

> Kari: I'm sorry, I guess I forgot to give you dates for my Granny, Mary Effie Bone, my mother's mother. She was born 11-7-96, in Arkansas City, KS. She died November 27, 1980 (Thanksgiving Day) in Lincoln, NE, and is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln.
> If I abbreviated Arkansas City by typing Ark City, I'm sorry. It's the same place. Just used to calling it Ark City.
> I am not familiar with the two sons you have listed for James and Ida ... Harvey and John S. In Grandpa's "Big Black Book" (the one I keep his prison records in) he states, himself, that he has 4 brothers - James S., John R, Russell, and Harold. I believe Harold and Webb were the two youngest that came with her from Ill to care for her sister Thea. I also failed to give you Thea's date of death, which was February 15, 1906, in Arkansas City, KS. Simon and Thea were married February 23, 1883 in Palermo, Ill Simon and Thea's children were Arthur, b April 1884, Maude b January 1886, Russell b October 1887, Robert b August 1890, James b March 31 1894, Mary Effie, b November 7, 1896, Charles b 1897, Flora, b 1898.
> Don't know if you want all that information but if you do, there it is. Do you know anything about the last two sons listed for Ida and James?
> I'll ask my sister to bring the picture of Simon and Ida when she comes out Friday, and I'll scan it for you.
> Bye for now,
> Barb

From: Barbara Pike Hruza <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 11:36 PM
Subject: Etti's obit.

> Following is a verbatim quote from the Arkansas City Daily Traveler of February 16, 1906:
> "Died--last evening at 5:15 at her home on North Eighth Street, Mrs. Theata E. Bone, aged 44 years. The cause of death was pneumonia fever. Mrs. Bone leaves a husband and eight children. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Free Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Rev. Harris of Walton, Kas., conducting the services. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery."
> Checking, find the funeral and interment was handled by Oldroyd Funeral Home and their records show only that the was 44 years, 9 months and 9 days old at the time of her death and they show that she lived on North Summit Street in Arkansas City. The records do not show her husband's name nor the names of her eight children. No information as to her parents and siblings, if any.
> ----------
> This was sent to me by a gentleman on the Cowley County, Kansas list. By the way Arkansas City is pronounced Ar Kansas not like the state Arkansas. Don't know why but I do know that it is. And the Arkansas River while in Kansas is pronounced the same way.
> I wish I could find more information on Ettie. Seem to have lot more on Ida.
> Barb