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ELI DICKERMAN MUNSON 1856-1947
MARY VIRGINIA BARB 1858-1927

 

Author - Marcia Farina


Mary Virginia Barb
Dau. of: James Barb
Jemima Elizabeth Baker
b: May 25, 1858 Missouri
m: Jan 1, 1879 Hancock Twp,
Hancock Co, IL
d: Aug 23, 1927 Magnolia Park,
Los Angeles Co, CA
burial: Valhalla Memorial Park,
North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co, CA

From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

At the time of his marriage to Mary Virginia, Eli stated that he was born in Hancock Township, Hancock County.  However, census records suggest he was born in Carthage Township.

The nuptials were performed by Rev. William Booz at the home of Thomas Benton McCubbin in Hancock Township.  No witnesses' names were recorded.  Marriage documents

The 1918 Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory indicated that the Munson's farm was located in Section 10 of Hancock Township.  Section 10 is the next section west of Joetta (in Section 11).  View a map of Hancock Township sections.
 


Eli Dickerman Munson
Son of: John Munson
Lucinda Langley
b: Feb 10, 1856 Hancock Co, IL
m: Jan 1, 1879 Hancock Twp,
Hancock Co, IL
d: Apr 17, 1947 Los Angeles Co, CA
 
burial: Valhalla Memorial Park,
North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co, CA

From the collection of
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

Census Listings 1860-1930 and news items

Mary Virginia's obituary

Before the enumeration of the 1930 census, Eli remarried.  Using the scant information gleaned from the 1930 census, we find one possible candidate for Eli's second wife.  According to California death records, a woman name Kathryn C. Munson died on February 1, 1942, in Los Angeles County, California.  Her birth date was September 6, 1868; birth location - Illinois; father's surname - Dohl; mother's maiden name - Anderson.
 


The Munson Children
 

Elizabeth Jane Munson
b: Jan 26, 1880 Cass Co, IA
m: Sep 3, 1902 Hancock Twp, Hancock Co, IL
d: May 23, 1917 Fountain Green*, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery, Hancock Co, IL
 

From a tintype, shared by
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

 

Emma Mae Munson
b: Jul 28, 1881 or '82 Illinois or Iowa
m: Sept 27, 1904 Hancock Co, IL
d: Jan 22, 1947 Los Angeles Co, CA
burial:

Shared by
Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

 

Tylee Arthur Munson
b: June 21, 1885 Hancock Co, IL
m: Feb 26, 1908
divorced: perhaps bef. Apr 1, 1910
d: Feb 19, 1948 Los Angeles Co, CA
burial:

Spouse: Lulu Cantrell
Dau. of: David L. Cantrell & Emma L. Berrier
b: abt 1889 Illinois
d:
burial:

Marriage announcement

Tylee was listed as a single man in the home of his parents in 1910, and again in the home of his brother, Artie, in 1920.  By 1930, he was living in South Dakota and reported his marital status as divorced.

Census Listings 1910, 1920, 1930
 


From the collection of
Mary Duedall

From California voter registration records:

1934 -- Tylee was residing with his father in Los Angeles County, street address 1344 Orangethorpe Ave.  Tylee's occupation was laborer.

1936, 1938, 1942 -- Tylee was residing with his father in Los Angeles County, street address 134 S. Vine Street.  His occupation was laborer.
 


Ralph Thomas Munson
b: Apr 4, 1886 Hancock Co, IL
d: Mar 10, 1957 Los Angeles, CA
burial:
 

From the collection of
Mary Duedall

 

Artie Leotis Munson
b: Feb 29, 1888
m: Jan 31, 1910 Carthage, Hancock Co, IL
d: Sept 13, 1968 Peoria, Peoria Co, IL
burial: Swan Lake Cem., Peoria, Peoria Co, IL

Spouse: Zelma P. Farr
Dau. of: Benjamin A. Farr & Etta Derry
b: Oct 12, 1894 Illinois
d: Sep 1976
burial: Swan Lake Cem., Peoria, Peoria Co, IL
 


Census Listings 1920, 1930
Artie, Zelma and family burial area
See also Lloyd Herold Munson
 


Victor Munson
b: Nov 2, 1889 Hancock Co, IL
m: bet 1909 and 1910
d: Mar 17, 1943 Los Angeles Co, CA
burial:
 

Shared by
Mary Duedall

Grace Ethel Munson
b: Jan 26, 1894 Hancock Co, IL
d: Jan 23, 1909 Hancock Co, IL
burial: Majorville Cemetery, Hancock Co, IL
 

Shared by
Carmilee Weatherington Larson

View the complete image in the
Munson family album, link below.

Otis Ray Munson
b: May 27, 1897 Hancock Co, IL
d: May 6, 1957 Sonoma Co, CA
burial:
 

Otis, age 3
Shared by
Mary Duedall

 

*Fountain Green is in Hancock County


Click on the album to view more Munson photographs.

Munson researchers: be sure to visit two websites maintained by Ron Bryant,
who has collected a significant amount of data on the Munson family.
World Connect Database and Bryant Genealogy

 

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