Luna Albert Lamb, the youngest surviving child of Hezekiah Lamb and Hannah Small, was born 29 December 1863, in Dallas County, Iowa, a birthright Quaker. In 1895, he and his cousin, Mahlon Lamb, were licensed to preach in the Wesleyan Church.
He was married the year after his father died, on 29 January 1898, to Maud Nemaha Wilson. He was 34, and she was 18. He was considered an eligible bachelor, but rather a "Man about town," when he fell in love with Maud. Her parents were, understandably, dubious about the match, and would not give them permission to be married. Determined, they had to wait until Maud had her 18th birthday, and came of age.
Maud was born 5 January 1880, in Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kansas, the oldest child of Joseph Franklin Wilson and Mary Marcelia Hogle. (See Part VI). Their farm was about a mile away from the Lamb place near Northbranch, Kansas.
The young couple moved into the home of widow Hannah, and celebrated the birth of two baby boys. In the winter of 1900-1, L. A. decided that he wanted to buy land in Ford County in southwest Kansas, near a new settlement, "Ford City," built at the site where a well-used ford crossed the Arkansas River. A cousin, Reuben Small, had been doing surveying there, and no doubt recommended it to him. He said later that it was the smartest move he had ever made. He settled 1/2 mile east of town. Eight more children were born to them. L. A. always said that he wanted 12 children, but after Maud had ten, she declared that was enough!
Collis remembered a time when a great blizzard came up during school hours. L. A. came after the three older children, who were in school, tied them together with a rope, and led them back home down the railroad track, which ran past their place.
And there was the time, that Maud decided that she needed a cellar. Apparently, L. A. wasn’t available, or unwilling to help, so she put the oldest boys to work digging it by hand.
Once, at Christmas, the three oldest boys were told that Santa had left their presents in the barn loft. When they went out, they found bicycles! When their sister, Alice, begged to be allowed to ride the bikes, she was given permission only if she would take the owner up the hill toward school. Later on, in a bicycle race, Alice was able to beat out her brothers, due, no doubt, to her excellent conditioning.
Later, L. A. established a general store in town, and he built a large house on the west edge of town. Later though, they sold it and moved back to the country. After a while they moved back to town, into a house where he had a barn and pasture behind, and could keep his livestock. One year, a twister had nearly destroyed the house in the country, leaving only two rooms of it. He moved this into town and set it up close to their house. Maud used it for a sewing room, and washhouse, and extra space.
The store prospered, and the times were good. When cars came out, he had one of the first, with a new one every year, and this was a thrill to the young men of the family. Once, Collis took out a new car for a spin, and ran into and killed a cow, wrecking the car. On another occasion, Paul had driven into the country and got the new car stuck in a stream, and had to walk back to town.
L. A. kept a well-equipped carpenter’s shop, and black-smithy. He had the blacksmith tools that had belonged to his father. He was an amateur inventor, sometimes to the amusement of his family. Long before the days of "flying saucers," in the 1920’s and 1930’s, he made model airplanes. One of them was saucer shaped, and operated like a helicopter, hovering and moving up and down. He made a platform rocking chair, that everyone appreciated a little more.
Maud was the typical housewife of the day, raising a big family, gardening, keeping chickens, separating milk, sewing, and working in the store. She kept a cookie jar full of extra large sugar cookies, and ginger cookies, which this granddaughter remembers fondly. Her "button box" and the great pile of empty sewing-thread spools that she saved for us children are some of my earliest memories. It was a great treat for me to stay overnight, and be allowed to play with a set of tin toy dishes and cookware. When I was there, I avoided the barn yard. It seems there was always a mean old rooster, that terrified me by jumping on my back.
One of the family’s favorite dishes was chicken simmered in pure cream. All of the family agreed that Maud made the best angel food cake, and she made it without cake flour! Each daughter and daughter-in-law had been given her "receit," but none could make it quite like mama.
She made quilts for all of her children, and one for each of her grandchildren. The one she made for me was the "Flower Garden," made with pieces left over from all the print dresses I had worn as a little girl.
Grandmother was a natural worrier. She had no great tragedies in her life. All of her children were doing well; none had caused her any serious trouble. But she had to stew about everything. Then someone would be sure to say, "Now, Mama!"
When grandchildren were born locally, she was sure to be there, and help old Dr. Coffman bring them into the world. She was always sure that I was going to catch pneumonia, because I didn’t wear long cotton stockings to school. For awhile, in deference to her, my mother made me wear them in the winter. But just as soon as I was a half-block away from home, I would roll them down to below the knee.
After the death of Maud’s mother, her father, Frank Wilson, came to live with them until his death. He was a trim, neat little man, with upright posture and snow white hair. Instead of coffee, he drank hot water.
Holidays were special times for the clan to gather. At Christmas time, Collis was in charge of supplying the Christmas candy. What a thrill it was for the grandchildren, when we were finally big enough to sit at the big table.
Then after the meal, all the men would sit around and discuss world affairs. Politics and religion came to be forbidden subjects. Every one would get into such arguments. To grandmother, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was "that man in the White House." Each grown-up had their own opinion on everything, and none were timid about airing it. It was said that "the Lambs were born to argue." When I took debate in high school, I had the family’s complete approval.
Maud died 22 January 1944, and after their son, Harry, was discharged from the Army after World War II, he and his wife came to live with his father. Perhaps L. A. remembered the arrangement that he had once had with his mother; Harry was to inherit the house and farm for taking care of his father in his last days. L. A. died very suddenly 11 September 1946, in Ford. He and Maud are both buried in the Ford Cemetery, which lies in the section of ground that they farmed, just east of town.
Cecil Lamb, Larry Lamb, Harry Lamb
Paul Lamb, Gail Lamb, Collis Perry Lamb
Taken about 1945
Harry, Collis, Cecil
Mamie, Neva, Alice
Paul H Lamb, Sr, son of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Wilson, was born 23 November 1898, near Northbranch, Jewell County, Kansas. Paul developed diabetes when he was in high school. This was about the time that insulin was discovered, and it saved his life.
He was married 12 February 1919 at Chenney in Sedgewick County, Kansas, to Rosa Ann (Jo) Lohner. She was born 4 February 1896, Prague (near Wilzetta), Lincoln County, Oklahoma, daughter of Conrad Fredrick Lohner and Martha Elizabeth Shockley.
A story in the family tells the great lengths Jo went to change the date of her birth, to make herself 2 years younger than her husband. Their marriage certificate says she was 20, instead of 22. She went so far as to change her diary, This even caused confusion about a sister’s age. Her immediate family did not know of this, until son Jack began to do a family history. Paul never did know.
Paul was raised in Ford, Kansas, and raised his family there. His was a pharmacist, and proprietor of a drug store. Jo died 28 March 1947, when they lived in Peabody, Kansas, and was buried in Cheney, Kansas.
Paul was married again 31 December 1951 to Ruth Fowler, widow, and resided in Simla and Greely, Colorado. He died 18 September 1968 when they lived in Denver, Colorado.
Although he had several amputations, every year of his life he set a record for having survived diabetes the longest. He was buried beside Jo in Cheney, Kansas.
Ruth died the 15th or 16th of August 1986, probably in Denver, Colorado. She was buried in Ford, Kansas, 18 August 1986.
He was married 1 August 1924, to L-10 Leila Fae Lamb. Because they were first cousins and could not be married in the State of Kansas, they drove to LaJunta, Colorado, to have the marriage ceremony performed. Fae was born 17 April 1899, near Northbranch, Kansas, daughter of Hale Hezekiah Lamb and Mary Kelsay (See Family Group L, Part I)
The young couple set up housekeeping in Ford, where C. P. went into partnership in a local meat market. In April 1927, he opened his own grocery and meat market on Main Street in Bucklin, Kansas, (9 miles east).
|They lived in this Bucklin home until their death. Fae could often be seen working in the yard and always had a variety of flowers. This painting was done by Billie Lee.|
Newspaper Article from April 21, 1927
ANDERSON & SON SELL MARKET
A deal was closed this week whereby C. P. Lamb of Ford became the owner of Anderson & Son’s Meat Market, the former taking charge Monday.
The market has been conducted a number of years by C. L. Anderson and the past few years with the assistance of his son, Fred. During this time they have given fair and courteous service to their many customers and have made many friends who will regret to know they are leaving the business circles of Bucklin.
The senior member of the firm has not fully decided on his future plans, but Fred will assist the new management for a few months at least.
Mr. Lamb is an experienced meat market man, having been engaged in this business at Ford until about a year ago. He is moving his family here this week and will occupy the Walkins property in the northeast part of town.
In those early days of business there was no refrigeration as we know it now. At Ford the meat case was cooled by ice. When ice was needed, C. P. would drive at 3 am to a Dodge City ice plant that stayed open 24 hours a day, and buy about eight 300-pound cakes of ice. At Bucklin the walk-in box was cooled by a refrigeration unit in the basement which used ammonia gas that proved very dangerous. On two occasions escaping ammonia gas literally drove them from the building. Since there was no service company to call when equipment broke down, he fixed it himself. He was the first in the community to install air conditioning.
He always did his own butchering and took great pride in the speed in which he could do it, and the quality of the meat which he sold. He bought his first movie camera, in the early 1930’s, when they first became available for home use. One of the things that he put on film, was of him butchering a cow. From the time that the shot was fired to kill the animal, he had the job done in 19 minutes. We children thought it was hilarious, when he would run that film backwards, which made it appear that he sewed the animal back up with his knife.
In those days the work of butchering meat was done in an open pasture in the fresh air, and nearly always on Sunday, when he wasn’t tied up at the store. It was a great annoyance to him, when government regulations made him do the work inside a building, which he didn’t think was nearly so sanitary.
During the 1930’s, the years of the "great depression," his love for his neighbor showed itself in the way he furnished them groceries for long periods of time without payment. For many it was the difference between survival and "going broke."
In those days, Saturday was the day that the farm families came to town to sell their eggs and cream, and do their trading, see the picture show, and visit on Main Street. C. P. was very often open until midnight on Saturday. I can remember that as a little tot, I would get so sleepy, that I would find an empty shelf, crawl in, and go to sleep.
Peanut butter came in barrels, and it was not homogenized like it is today. It separated from the oil, and dried out easily. We sold it by scooping it into paper meat trays. Cookies came in large square boxes, with cellophane windows: people would order a few of this, a little of that. Coffee came in beans, which were ground at the time of sale. "Faultless Starch" provided what might have been the first comic book. They were about 3" x 5", 10-12 pages of illustrated children’s stories, and one was given free with each box of starch sold. When oleo first came on the market, it was white, in pound blocks. For many years, C. P. provided a creamery service. We bought cream from the farmers. Fairmont Creamery of Dodge City would pick it up.
C. P. took an interest in sleight-of-hand, and card tricks. Even though he never would cheat at cards, Fae got so she wouldn’t play with him, she thought he was winning just too much. C. P. was an expert checker player. During the afternoon lull, he and a group of other merchants, would take a break, and keep an on-going checker competition going. In the years after he retired, the local domino and pool hall was a gathering place for old cronies, although he preferred a private game of dominoes.
In the thirties and forties, he kept a croquet court in the back yard of our home. The whole neighborhood enjoyed it. His idea of gardening was to raise prize dahlias. Fae kept many flowers. She did the lawn mowing, because he tended to cut too many things down.
During World War II, scarcity of help, food shortages, and rationing were problems he had to deal with. He moved into a larger building and went to self-service. During this time, and others, Fae helped out by working in the store. In the 1950’s, C. P. became a member of Associated Grocers, Inc.
In February 1961, he sold the business to Richard and Kelsay Foust, and finally had more time for his other interests - playing golf, traveling, and flying. C. P. started flying in 1962, and at the age of 62, he soloed a Cessna 172. He was part owner of several airplanes. He owned a few acres of pasture land, on the east of Bucklin. He liked to go out there and putter around the barn, fixing fence, killing weeds, checking cattle.
In February 1980, as a result of diabetes, C. P. entered Bucklin Hospital, and was there 153 days, enduring two amputations on his right foot, after which he had to consent to the amputation of his lower leg in Wichita. His goal was to solo in his "Champ" airplane on his 80th birthday in the summer of that year. Although he was not able to solo, he flew it extensively the afternoon of his birthday.
A 50-year member of the Lions Club, he had a perfect attendance for 50 years, and was secretary and/or treasurer on and off for a total of 14 years. He was a member of the City Council; a 54 year member of Grand View Lodge, Past Master, and was secretary-treasurer over 32 years; Dodge City Council-Royal and Select Masters; and Dodge City Commandery Knights Templer.
C. P. and Fae served in many capacities as members of the United Methodist Church. C. P. had been treasurer, steward, and a member of the Administrative Board. He died 20 February 1983, in the hospital in Dodge City. Fae had been primary Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the Administrative Board, and United Methodist Women.
Although her health was failing, Fae continued to live alone, even mowing her own lawn, until the last couple of years, when she had a pacemaker. She took sick suddenly, 27 June 1988, and died just as the ambulance reached the hospital in Dodge City. Both are buried in the Bucklin Cemetery.
Laurence A Lamb, son of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 6 December 1901, in Ford, Kansas. He was married 16 December 1929, to Era Evangeline Paschal, a nurse. She was born 21 April 1904, Mico, Gray County, Oklahoma, daughter of Nathaniel Brown and Orlando Skinner (Paschal).
Laurence worked for his brother, C. P, in Bucklin, Kansas, then moved to Wichita, Kansas, about 1931, where he worked as a meat cutter. He later had his own grocery store. He died 27 August 1956, in Wichita, and was buried at Park Cemetery, Wichita. Era, a fine ceramist, and a Nursing Home Supervisor, married again in 1973, to __ McLure, and died 17 May 1974.
Alice Marie Lamb, daughter of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 12 July 1904 in Ford, Kansas.
She was married 23 August 1924, in Ford, to Lloyd Stwalley, who was born 26 September 1900, in Farlington, Crawford County, Kansas, son of Edward Stwalley and Essie Dale Cory. (See Stwalley Family in Part I)
They lived in Arma and Girard, Kansas, where Lloyd worked for many years for Standard Oil Company as a service station operator.
Lloyd died 10 September 1968 in Girard. In 1987, Alice moved to a retirement home, Maple Gardens Village, in Wichita, Kansas, to be near her son Bob. She was able to care for herself until May 1994. She died Sunday 14 August 1994, and was buried in Girard, beside Lloyd.
Cecil Bert Lamb, son of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 22 July 1907 in Ford, Kansas. Cecil was a teacher when he met and married a fellow teacher, Mildred Norris.
They were married 9 June 1940, in Wichita, Kansas. She was born 1 February 1915 in Whitewater, Butler County, Kansas, daughter of Robert Kirkwood Norris and Pearl Evalina Hanstine.
Cecil lived in Prairie Village, Kansas City, Kansas, for many years, working for the Civil Service Commission, and moving to Wichita. He retired to live in Wichita, Kansas, in 1979. As a boy Cecil lost an eye, due to firecrackers. When he developed a cataract on the other eye, he was fearful. However, surgery was very successful.
Pearl was born 29 March 1891, Whitewater, Kansas, daughter of George B. Hanstine and Lizzie A. Hawks.
They also have a son, Robert Paul Norris, Maryland, born 12 October 1917, in Enid, Oklahoma, and married 30 May 1942 in Wichita, Kansas, to Gerry Hendrickson, daughter of Lee H. Hendrickson.
Mamie Lamb, daughter of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 9 April 1909, in Ford, Ford County, Kansas. She was married on St. Valentine’s Day, 14 February 1929, in Dodge City, Kansas, to Courtney Wayne Hartshorn, who was born 6 February 1902, son of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Treva Estella McQuillion. (See Hartshorn Family in Part I) Courtney was a farmer, and raised registered Black Angus cattle. They lived awhile near Ford, near Syracuse, Kansas, and near Bucklin, Kansas. They ran a harvest crew, with Mamie doing the cooking.
After 1952, when Harry moved to Oklahoma, they farmed the home place, and lived in Ford. Mamie worked hanging wallpaper, and managed the Ford Cafe for while. She also ran the local telephone switchboard for a long time. She was an avid gardener and quilt maker.
In the summer of 1982, Mamie and Courtney moved to Madras, Oregon, to be near their children. The Ford community gave them a large going-away party. Courtney died there on 29 May 1986. Services were held in the Methodist Church and he was buried in Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery. In 1990, Mamie had failing eyesight and had to sell her house and move into a smaller apartment. She died 19 September 1990, at the St. Charles Medical Center Hospital, Bend, Oregon. The funeral was at the Madras First Christian Church, which she had been attending, and she was buried beside her husband.
Lena Maude Hartshorn, born 28 February 1940, Spearville, Ford County, Kansas; unmarried
Billie Lee Lamb, Jack Lamb, Lena Maude Lamb
Raised in Ford, Ford County, Kansas, Lena graduated Wichita University, attended Navy’s Women Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island; Commander Ensign, 1963; Assistant Personnel officer, Naval Air Station, Glynco, Georgia; 1965, Naval Investigative Services Office in San Diego, California, Counter-Intelligence Officer; to Honolulu, Hawaii, with the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific (CINCPAC) as Communications Action Officer and Registered Publications Officer, personal aide and executive assistant to the Chief of Staff.
In 1970, she was an instructor in the Women’s Officer School, also serving as class advisor and Collateral duty as Public Affairs Officer for the school; 1972, in San Diego, was Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer and Public Affairs Office for the Naval Amphibious School at Coronado, California; 1973, instructor in Navy’s Human Behavior Program specializing in Inter Cultural Relations, and assigned the one-time duty to conduct ICR training on board the USS Sanctuary during the ship’s cruise to South America. Moving from the Amphibious School to the Naval Air Stations, North Island in 1974, she was the Executive Manager for all the Clubs and Messes on the Station.
Leaving active duty in 1976, Lena spent a year traveling before returning to San Diego and acquiring a California Real Estate License and becoming a property manager. Affiliated with the Naval Reserve in 1977, she was an actively drilling reservist and drilled with several units both in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Recalled to active duty under the "265" program in August of 1980, she was assigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command in Olathe, Kansas. She served in various billets at the Command and had additional duties as Commanding officer of the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Topeka, Kansas. In March 1981 was selected as one of the first three women unrestricted line officers for the Training and Administration of Reserves program. In August of that year she was selected as Commander and became the first and only woman TAR Commander in the Navy. Se assumed command of the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Alameda, California in 1982.
Personally selected for duty with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs in August of 1984, and responsible for the development of policy for utilization of women and equal opportunity policy and program assessment. She was chairperson of the DOD Family Policy Coordinating Subcommittee for National Guard and Reserves and served as the Military Representative to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. In June 1986, returned to the Bay area and reported to Naval Reserved Readiness Command Twenty in her last assignment as Chief of Staff for the Readiness Command. She retired 31 August 1988, the ceremony held at San Francisco, U. S. Naval Station, Treasure Island, overlooking San Francisco Bay.
She holds the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Naval Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Marksman Award. She is an avid tennis player and skier and enjoys traveling. Retired to Bend, Oregon. In 2010, she is in failing health.
Neva Maud Lamb, daughter of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 18 March 1911, in Ford, Kansas. She was married 29 April 1933 in Spearville, Ford County, Kansas, to Harold Jasper Perkins, who was born 14 November 1911 in Spearville, son of Herbert Ansel Perkins. (See Perkins Family, Part I)
Their first home was in Ford, Kansas, later farming in Beeville, Texas. For a few years, they lived in Madras, Oregon, working with the Clowers family, then moved to a farm near Vail, Oregon. After they retired, they moved to Ontario, Oregon, to be near their son, Bud, but missed their friends, and returned to Vale, living north of town. In 1997, they were living in an assisted living center in Ontario, Oregon where Neva died 15 November 1997. There were 3 grandchildren, and 3 great grand children at the time of her death.
Harry Lee Lamb, son of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 13 January 1913, in Ford, Kansas. He was married 7 October 1942, in Ford, to Auleen Bernice Cobb, who was born 6 November 1921, near Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas, daughter of Walter Antone Cobb and Caroline May Brink. (See Cobb Family, Part I)
Auleen taught in the country schools. Harry saw service World War II, and farmed the "homeplace" at Ford. In 1951 he won the Soil Conservation award from the County for his skillful management of terracing to protect against erosion. In 1952, they moved to Bethany, Oklahoma, graduated Bethany College, studied at Central Oklahoma State University, both receiving Master degrees. Both taught in the Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma City until their retirements. In 1971 he was selected as Teacher of the Year, at the school by his fellow teachers.
Both were faithful members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany. Harry was an expert carpenter and had a craft shop in his home which he called "Harry’s Ark." He died 21 June 1984 at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, after a long bout with cancer, and is buried in Bethany.
Auleen was married again 12 July 1986 in Bethany, to Ed Lance, an oilman, and former Navy man, born 8 March 1917, in Buffalo, Kansas, son of Ellen Elizabeth Wolfe and Albert Ray Lance. Ed’s first wife, Harriett, had died 20 May 1984.
Christie Belle Lamb, daughter of Luna Albert Lamb
and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 23 December 1915, in Ford, Ford County, Kansas. She was married 6 October 1935, in Ford, to
Wiley Albert Clowers, who was born 17 October 1912 in St. John, Stafford County, Kansas, son of George Francis Clowers, born 1889, and Susan Ethyl Snyder.
Wiley was a farmer and mill operator. He died 30 October 1962, in Corvallis, Oregon; Christie committed suicide 25 January 1972, in Madras, both buried at Jefferson Memorial Park, Madras, Oregon.
George Wiley Clowers, s/o Davis Wiley Clowers & Mary Spang, was born 2 August 1889, in Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri. He was married 20 December 1911, in Roly, Missouri to Susan Ethyl Snyder, born 2 July 1892, in Bagnal, Missouri, daughter of Albert L & Rosy Snyder. She died 6 March 1969, in Madras, Oregon, and George was married/2- 3 January 1970, to Rena A. Sherwood.
Gail V Lamb, son of Luna Albert Lamb and Maud Nemaha Wilson, was born 18 January 1918, in Ford, Kansas. Gail was a career officer in the U. S. Army, enlisting in December 1939. He served in England, Africa, Sicily, and Italy during World War II. He received a direct commission as 2nd Lt, (from Master Sgt.) in North Africa in 194* . He served with the occupation forces in the Philippines and Japan, the U. S. forces in Korea, and occupation force in West Germany.
He was married 1 November 1949 in Sendai, Japan, to Capitola Fern Trout, who was born 18 August 1921 in Blue Rock, Muskinghum County, Ohio, daughter of William Orr Trout, and Elsie Ellen Russell. She was graduated from Bethseda School of Nursing, in Zanesville, Ohio in 1943, and entered military service, U. S. Army, in October 1944. She served in India and Japan, released from service at her request in December 1949.
All born, died Gaysport, Muskinghum County, Ohio.
Anthony Trout (born 3 January 1838-died 3 August 1903) married Elizabeth Patterson (born 1846-died 1913)
Gen 2. William Orr Trout s/o Anthony, was born 3 August 1872-died 26 September 1949) married Elsie Ellen Russell, born 10 September 1879, Shawnee, Ohio-died 12 October 1952, Gaysport,
Gen 1. Capitola Fern Trout, born 18 August 1921, in Blue Rock, Ohio
Gen 4. Charles Stone, (born November 1802-died 3 May 1888, Gaysport, Ohio) married Ann __. (died 5 July 1800, Gaysport)
Gen 3. Mary Stone, (born 1848-died 1906), married William H. Russell (born 1847-died 1904)
Gen 2. Elsie Ellen Russell, married William Orr Trout, above
Gail retired from military service, as a Major, in October 1960, and they settled down in Odenton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D. C, where he owned and operated the J. Marc Gift and Card Shop.
Capitola worked with Civil Service as Registered Nurse on duty with Army Community Hospital, Fort Meade, Maryland, as evening nursing supervisor, retiring in 1993/4.
Gail died of cancer on 7 August 1986, in the hospital at Fort Meade, and was buried in a private ceremony, at Arlington National Cemetery. She was buried there too.
Don Herbert Lamb, son of Paul H Lamb and Rosa Ann (Jo) Lohner, was born 9 January 1922, in Pratt, Kansas, and raised in Ford, Kansas, and attended Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, Long Island, New York. He was married/1 21 April 1944 in Napa, California, to Glenda Watson. They were divorced in 1949/50.
He was married/2 to Rosemary Shea, born 22 September 1926, daughter of Margaret Wagner. They were divorced in 1969/70, she died in January 1984 in Westbrook, Connecticut.
Don was married/3 14 November 1970 in New York to Mrs. Catherine S. (Irene) Thomson Lane, who was born 6 November 1934 in New York, daughter of James and Isabelle Thomson. She had two children; Don adopted them. A marine Insurance Underwriter, Don was the vice chairman of the board of Frank Hall, a marine insurance firm in St. Louis, Missouri, retiring in 1987. They lived in Chesterfield, Missouri, members of the Green Trails United Methodist Church. Don suffered a stroke in early 1989, and died 30 January 1995, in Chesterfield.
Billie Lee Lamb, Jack Lamb, Lena Maude Lamb
Jack Fredrick Lamb, son of Paul H Lamb and Rosa Ann (Jo) Lohner, was born 23 February 1933 in Ford, Kansas. In 1951, Jack was the last with the Lamb name to graduate from Ford, Kansas High School; his father, Paul, was the first Lamb to graduate in 1917. He met Joan Ann D’Ambrosia on a blind date in Boston, and proposed on the second date. Eight months later, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 6 December 1953, they were married. Joan was born 29 October 1931 in Cambridge, daughter of Ralph D’Ambrosia and Josephine Ronchini.
Jack spent four years in the US Air Force; (18 months on the island of Okinawa) before attending Colorado School of Mines. He was graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1961, with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He spent most of his working career in Dallas, Texas. He worked as a safety engineer, project engineer, and sales engineer. He is a Registered Professional Control systems engineer. Upon semi-retirement, in 1992, he began working for an Australian company, which involved traveling to Australia and Indonesia. Joan worked part time for a rehabilitation nurse, retiring in 1975. In 1995, she had a second bout with cancer, and died 16 August in Dallas.
As a small boy, Jack remembers a story told by Grandmother Maud Lamb about her kitchen table. It had belonged to Hannah Small Lamb, her mother-in-law, who brought it to Kansas from Iowa in a covered wagon in 1881. Upon the death of Grandmother Maud, this was given to her son Paul’s wife Jo. After Jo’s death, this was stored in a garage of Alice Stwalley’s, and suffered some damage. When Jack had a home of his own, he had it restored for the use of his family. It has been promised to his daughter Tina, who will take it to Rochester, Minnesota.
Jack’s father, Paul, told the story a duck hunting trip that was taken sometime in the 1920’s. Paul was hunting with two friends from Ford on the Cimarron River. To keep the ducks from seeing them, they had to crawl on hands and knees for about 1/4 mile through sandburrs. When they jumped the ducks, Paul said the sky was black with birds. Every time they fired a shot, they could see the sky through the hole made by falling ducks. Because there was no limit, they killed 75 ducks. The old gun was retired by Jack in 1972. Jack believes that story is what aroused his interest in duck hunting, which he does each fall and winter. He now hunts with duck decoys that he has carved. Jack also collects the old wooden decoys.
Jack and Audrey
Jack was married/2 in Dallas, Texas, 25 June 1997, to Audrey Mae Agnes, who was born 5 July 1934, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, daughter of Donald Edison Agnes and Alberta Mae Bowers.
Audrey had been married previously and had a daughter Susan Hope Randuk, who was born 28 December 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Audrey is the Associate Director of Admissions in the MBA program for S M U, planning to retire in 1999.
Billie Lee Lamb, daughter of Collis Perry Lamb and Leila Fae Lamb, was born 17 May 1925, in Ford, Ford County, Kansas, and raised in Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas.
She was married 30 May 1942, in the home of her parents in Bucklin, to Gordon Leland Smith, who was born 20 November 1921, near Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas, son of Bert Smith and Hazel Margaret Schul. (See Part VII)
Gordon had two years at Dodge City Junior College, and was a student at Kansas State University in Manhattan, at the time of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, he was a Staff Sargeant in the Signal Corps, and saw foreign service on the Island of Saipan, in the Pacific, being discharged December 1945.
In 1947, he became Postmaster, in Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas, and later, a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1984. For many years, Gordon was a member of the Bucklin School Board, referee for High School basketball, and coached Little League baseball. Gordon was a farmer and rancher, and sold Vigortone products, retiring 1 January 1987.
He was a member of Grand View Lodge, twice Past Master; Veteran of Foreign Wars; American Legion, being Post Commander for 5 years; Gideon Society. He had been Sunday School teacher, Secretary, Chairman of the Board, and Lay Leader in the Methodist Church. He died 15 December 1988, in a Wichita hospital following open heart surgery. He was buried in Bucklin.
Randy, Marji, Gordon A., Coleen, Gordon L., Billie Lee, Jerri
Randy & Trish, Gordon & Kathy, Jerri & John, Billie Lee, Marji & Bruce, Coleen & Spike
Picture taken October 2010 - Celebration for Marji's 60th birthday
Bruce and Marji Burgard, Spike and Coleen Cossell, John and Jerri Deardoff, Kathy and Gordon Smith
Kelsay Laurel Lamb, daughter of Collis Perry Lamb and Leila Fae Lamb, was born 8 June 1934, in Bucklin, Ford County. Kansas.
She attended Emporia State Teacher’s College.
She was married 26 December 1954, in Bucklin, to her next door neighbor, Richard Ernest Foust, who was born 4 July 1930, in Topeka, Kansas, son of William Kennedy Foust and Harriet Carolina Gordon who moved to Bucklin when Richard was 6 weeks old.
After high school Richard worked for a printing company in Topeka, until joining the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. They lived in Topeka, where Richard was employed with Wilcox Trailer and Sales.
On Mother’s Day 1958, they moved their belongings to Bucklin, where Richard worked learning the grocery business from C. P. Lamb. On 13 February 1961, they purchased the store, a "Mom and Pop" operation. Later Richard’s health began to fail, and in April of 1993, they closed out the store, and retired. The community got together and gave them a party and reception. All 3 of the children have worked in the business, were graduated from Kansas State University.
Richard and Kelsay retired in 1993. Richard suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and was cared for at home by Kelsay with complete devotion. In 1998 it became necessary to put him in Hilltop House, in Bucklin; he died there 18 July 2001. The funeral was at the Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, and buried in the Bucklin Cemetery.
|Kelsay was married again in November 2003, to Harlan Kirk retired farmer and auctioneer, of Bucklin. Harlan also lost his wife, Margaret, from Alzheimers. They live in the house that Harlan and Margaret built.|
Complete information about the Foust, Gordon, Heath, and Myers families may be obtained (1999) from Mrs. Bee Foust, of 5116 Ranch Court, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74006, and from Tina Gordon of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Kelsay, Gail, Richard, Sharon, Rick, Tina, Dan
Martha Kay Lamb, daughter of Laurence A Lamb and Era Evangeline Paschal, was born 7 December 1928, in Pratt, Kansas. She was married to Jim L. Owens, who was born 8 September 1926, son of T. R, and Elizabeth Owens, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
They moved from Wichita, Kansas to Oklahoma City in 1961, to San Diego, from 1972 to 1979, then, moved back to Oklahoma City. An Investment Banker, he died 3 July 1993, after a long illness. Kay then worked part-time for a dermatologist. She died at home 16 January 1996, after a brave bout with cancer. They were both cremated.
Larry Jay Lamb, son of Laurence A Lamb and Era Evangeline Paschal, was born 27 July 1943, in Waco Wego, Sedgewick County, Kansas. He was married 3 June 1967, in Wichita, Kansas, to Janet Elizabeth Thomas, who was born 17 January 1948, daughter of Clarence W and Elizabeth Thomas. Divorced in 1994, he works for the Wickenhut Security Service, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Robert Laurence Stwalley, son of Alice Marie Lamb and Lloyd Stwalley, was born 6 December 1925, in Arma, Crawford County, Kansas. He was in the Army Air Force from January 1944, to November 1945.
On 19 December 1945, he was married to Martha Jane (Mart) Hyndman in Girard, Kansas. She was born 15 July 1925 in Girard, daughter of James Miller Hyndman and Martha Hazel Peak. Bob settled in Wichita, Kansas, in the insurance business, retiring about 1991.
James Miller Hyndman was born 7 September 1887 in Sparta, Illinois; died 23 April 1965, in Wichita, Kansas; son of Samuel Fleming Hyndman and Emily Henley.
Martha Hazel Peak was born 26 October 1896, north of Walnut, Kansas; died 21 January 1969 in Osawattamee, Kansas; daughter of Thomas Justus Peak and Virginia Ellen Clayton.
They also have a daughter Mary Ann, who was born 29 December 1927, in Girard, Kansas, and married to Donald Kiser.
Thomas Justus Peak was born 14 November 1867, son of Thomas Justin Byrd Peak and Pricilla Snell, and was married to Virginia Ellen Clayton, born 24 December 1861, died 23 September 1969, in Girard, Kansas.
Glenn Albert Stwalley, son of Alice Marie Lamb and Lloyd Stwalley, was born 6 November 1932, in Arma, Kansas. He was married 28 August 1955, in Girard, Kansas, to Shirley Jean Trogdon, born 25 January 1935 in Pittsburg, Kansas, daughter of Ray Trogdon and Florence Hollingsworth.
Glenn was an electrician, and saw 5 years service in the US Navy, being discharged 19 March 1956. He retired after 33 years from Boeing in electronics and management. Shirley was Director of respiratory therapy in Seattle Children’s Hospital. Their home is in Seattle, Washington. Following retirement in 1990, they traveled the United States and Mexico in their motor home. In 1996, they spent the winters in Tuscon, Arizona. Glen was well known for his story telling and sense of humor. He died 2 March 2001, in Tuscon.
Larry Wayne Hartshorn,, son of Mamie Lamb and Courtney Wayne Hartshorn, was born 18 April 1933 in Ford, Ford County, Kansas. He was married 20 July 1957, in Madras, Oregon, to Mina Lea Sawyer, who was born 10 September 1934, in Portland, Oregon, daughter of Clifford Laurence Sawyer and Leah Marie Borah. (See Sawyer Family in Part I)
Living in Madras, Oregon, where Larry managed a service station and was a driver salesman for Pioneer Energy County, he retired in 1995. Mina, a former teacher and bank clerk, retired in 1993, to work part-time.
In 2005, they built a new house on two acres of land, which is next door to daughter Janice and family. Larry has a shop, and does Archery hunting. Mina has a greenhouse, in an area where mule deer come into yards, and required putting in a deer fence around their garden. There is a large fishpond with a waterfall, and lots of koi in the front yard. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Deanna Lee Perkins, daughter of Neva Maud Lamb and Harold Jasper Perkins, was born 9 July 1941, in Nyssa, Malbeur County, Oregon. She was married 23 September 1961, in Montgomery, Alabama, to Olin Herring, born 23 October 1936 in Sneeds, Florida. Deanna spent 18 months in the U. S. Army stationed in California. Olin, a deputy sheriff, spent 26 years in the Army with 16 years overseas. In 1997, they live in Marianna, Florida.
Dannie Lee Lamb, son of Harry Lee Lamb and Auleen Bernice Cobb, was born 22 January 1945, in Dodge City, Kansas. He was married 9 December 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Kathleen Ann Frick, who was born 10 December 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter of Melvin Lee Frick and Judy Jarboe. Dannie worked for 15 years for his father-in-law in the building trade. They were divorced in August 1986.
Dannie was married again 13 June 1988, in Bethany, Oklahoma, to Mrs. Barbara Joern, daughter of Olive Wilma Lanson and Robert Witherbee Worthing.
Douglas Warren Lamb, son of Harry Lee Lamb and Auleen Bernice Cobb, was born 25 February 1947 in Dodge City, Kansas. He was married 23 August 1975, in Bethany, Oklahoma, to Ausma Irmelina (Dawn) Riepens. She was born 1 March 1939 in Riga, Latvia, daughter of Arthur Riepens. Dawn had a history of mental illness. An alcoholic, Douglas committed suicide 12 November 1981, in Hartford, Connecticut, and was buried in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Anita Janell Lamb, daughter of Harry Lee Lamb and Auleen Bernice Cobb, was born 21 June 1950, in Dodge City, Kansas. She was married 26 June 1971, in Bethany Oklahoma, to Dennis Franklin Behrens, who was born 6 August 1949, in Stinnet, Texas, son of Charlie and Doris Behrens. They were divorced in 1986.
Anita was married again to David Richard Lee, who was born 5 December 1951, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and had a son Nicholas Lee, born 23 January 1974, in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Stephen Lynn Lamb, son of Harry Lee Lamb and Auleen Bernice Cobb, was born 28 March 1953, in Bethany, Oklahoma. He was married 5 June 1976, in Oklahoma City, to Cyndi Gale Burrow, born 21 February 1962, Dallas, Texas, daughter of Doris ___.
In full time Christian work, they were residing in Bethany, Oklahoma, when Steve was injured in a car accident with a drunk driver 29 December 1991, and was in a coma for five months, followed by slow, painful rehabilitation, part of the time in a Dallas Center, Baylor (August 1993). Two months after the accident, Cyndi gave birth to their daughter on an upper floor in the same hospital.
Residing in Bethany, Steve finally made enough recovery, that he could take part in the affairs of the church and take a college course. On 2 June 1997, he died after a short bout with leukemia and pneumonia.
Gail Allen Clowers, son of Christie Belle Lamb and Wiley Albert Clowers, was born 28 December 1936, in Harlingen, Texas. He was married 1 January 1956, in Warm Springs, Oregon, to Sharon Faye Metcalf, who was born 22 January 1938, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, daughter of Ralph Metcalf and Irma L. Burdt.
Gail was in the Air Force from 1956-1959, and resided in Madras, Oregon. In 1992, they finished building their own home in Tacoma, Washington. A "family" project, it took them a year. He works for the Pirllap Agricultural College. They are active in the Lutheran Church.
Gary Neil Clowers, son of Christie Belle Lamb and Wiley Albert Clowers, was born 27 January 1940, in Nyssa, Oregon. He was married/1 on 23 June 1962, in Madras, Oregon, to Naomi Mae Hicks, who was born 7 February 1943, in Gooding, Idaho, daughter of Homer Hicks and Jean Powell. They were divorced, and Naomi was married/2 to Dennis McClay, of Bend, Oregon.
Gary was married/2 15 July 1972, in Madras, to Cathalene Louise Donaldson Arnold, lived 1977 in Molokai, Hawaii, divorced. Gary has been a farmer and contractor, and in 1993, a researcher and naturalist, on Warm Springs, Oregon, Indian Reservation.
Randall Wiley Clowers, son of Christie Belle Lamb and Wiley Albert Clowers, was born 27 January 1945, in Baker, Oregon. He was married 11 June 1966, in Tigard, Oregon, to Toni Marie Brown, an accountant, who was born 29 May 1944, in Portland Oregon, daughter of Fred Brown and Virginia A Angerstein.
Randall was an insurance manager. He died 25 February 1975, Sepulveda, California, and was buried in Madras, Oregon, Odd Fellows Cemetery. After his death, Toni married Ed Eivers.
Jon Marc Lamb, son of Gail V Lamb and Capitola Fern Trout, was born 27 January 1955 in Fort Meade, Maryland. He was married 3 August 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, to Sandra Sue Stewart, who was born 11 July 1954 in Wheatland, Wyoming, daughter of James Walter Stewart and Evangeline Marie Eckart.
Marc is presently employed in management and sales. Sandy retired from Active duty with the U. S. Army in 1992/*. She specialized in Administration and worked with the Army Band in Fort Myer, Virginia, from 1972 until her retirement. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia.
Scott Herbert Lamb, son of Don Herbert Lamb and Rosemary Shea, was born 17 July 1953 in New York City, New York. He is a marine Insurance Underwriter. He was married/1 on 6 December 1974 in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, to Joanna ___, and divorced.
He was married/2 4 February 1980 in Oakland, Alameda County, California, to Stella Roda (2), who was born 21 March 1950 in Montpellier, Herault, France, daughter of Joseph Roda and Catherine Catanoso, 1st cousins. In 1985, Scott and Stella moved to Oakland, California, where he works with Marsh & McMillian.
Bruce James Lamb, adopted son of Don Herbert Lamb, son of Catherine S (Irene) Thomson, was born 11 October 1958, in New York. He was married 2 May 1981 in Chesterfield, Missouri, to Jane Renbury, who was born 9 August 1959, daughter of Rose and James Clifford Renbury. Bruce graduated University of Missouri, in Rolla, as a chemical engineer and holds several patents. In 1995, they live in Baldwin, Missouri.
Tina Jo Lamb, daughter of Jack Fredrick Lamb and Joan Ann D’Ambrosia, was born 26 January 1961, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.; She was married 1 September 1986, in Dallas, Texas, to John Fredrick Paulk, and divorced in 1992.
She was married/2, 27 March 1993, in Rochester, Minnesota, to Edward Joseph Butler, who was born 2 September 1953, son of Robert Charles Butler and Louise Schoadle.
Gordon Alan Smith, son of Billie Lee Lamb and Gordon Leland Smith, was born 27 July 1945, in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, and raised in Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas.
He had one year of college at Emporia, Kansas, then enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1964, and entered Officer’s Candidate School.
|He spent one year in Viet Nam on combat duty with the famous infantry division, "Big Red 1," where he received his Captain’s rating. After duty in Fort Riley, Kansas, he left the service in 1969. He received his BA degree, from Emporia, in 1971, doing some post-graduate work.|
He was married 23 December l973, in Leavenworth, Kansas, to Kathy Lee Arnold, who was born 19 August 1951, in Leavenworth, daughter of William Lee Arnold and Doris Lee Dietrich, (See Arnold-Dietrich Family, Part I) After working for a while in the Penitentiary in Leavenworth, in 1975 they moved to a ranch south of Bucklin.
He was graduated from Liberal’s School of Technology, and in 1979, he established his business, "Jack of Hearts," in commercial refrigeration, electrical, heating and plumbing.
Clark County Ranch
In 1981, they moved to Dodge City, Kansas. Kathy is a laboratory technician, and is the bookkeeper for their business. In November 1998, Gordon suffered a ruptured aneurysm, and nearly lost his life. Through the Grace of God, and several miracles, he made a complete recovery. In 2009, he survived lung cancer, sold his business and retired.
Gordon died on 19 September 2011 and was buried in Leavenworth, Kansas.
DODGE CITY — Gordon A. Smith, 66, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Fort Dodge.
He was born July 27, 1945, at Dodge City to Gordon L. and Billie Lee (Lamb). Gordon married Kathy Arnold on Dec. 23, 1973, in Leavenworth.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and graduated from OCS at Fort Benning, Ga., in 1966. Gordon served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader.
He was the owner and operator of Jack of Hearts and Gordon Smith Heating and Cooling.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of the home; one son, Brian Smith and wife, Dr. Jennifer Smith, of Blue Earth, Minn.; one daughter, Jessa Smith and her future husband, Mason Froebe, of Overland Park; one granddaughter; one brother, Randy Smith of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Coleen Cossell and husband, Spike, of Bucklin, Marji Burgard and husband, Bruce, of Shawnee, and Jerri Deardoff and husband, John, of Hutchinson; and his mother, Billie Lee Smith of Bucklin.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Fredrick Smith.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with Dr. Gary Winget presiding. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth.
Randolph Elliot Smith, son of Billie Lee Lamb and Gordon Leland Smith, was born 15 December 1947, in Dodge City, Kansas, and raised in Bucklin, Kansas. He was graduated from Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma, and spent a year as a Lieutenant in the Air Force.
|Randy, Mary and daughter Jubie|
He was married 8 June 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Mary Elizabeth Knysh, born 23 July 1954, in Corning, New York, daughter off Walter Knysh and Claire Frimodig. (See Knysh-Frimodig Family in Part I)
They lived in Emporia, Kansas, where he worked in the construction of the nuclear power plant at Wolf Creek. In 198l they moved to Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. In the same business, he has worked in various capacities, as an engineer and auditor. They were divorced in 199*. In 1997 he traveled as a consultant in quality control.
He was married/2 in 9 June 2003, near Saxonburgh, Pennsylvania, to Patricia Lynne (Trish) Graff, a social worker, who was born 12 November 1967, near Saxonburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Richard Gordon Graff (born 1945) and Carolyn Jean Orris (born 1945) In 2005, he worked in quality control to a manufacturer of greeting cards that employs handicapped people. In 2008, they moved to near Saxonburg, where he works for a manufacturer of army equipment. (See Graff Family, Part I)
Amanda, Jared, Nathaniel, Galadriel (Jubie)
Marji Lynette Smith, daughter of Billie Lee Lamb and Gordon Leland Smith was born 20 October 1950, in Dodge City, Kansas, and raised in Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas. She attended Emporia State Teachers College.
|She was married 9 May 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Bruce Paul Burgard, who was born 15 March 1950, in Kansas City, Kansas, son of Otto A. Burgard and Dorothy Francis O’Hare. (See Burgard Family-Part I) Bruce holds an executive position at Rensenhouse Electric Supply County, and Marji was an outside sales representative (the only woman in her field) for the same company.|
After their marriage, Marji was a real-estate agent. In 2001, she is an outside representive for a different electrical outlet. Bruce was formerly married and had two children. In 1989, Bruce and Marji built a new house in Shawnee, Kansas.Marji died on 28 March 2012 after a short battle with cancer.
Marji L. Burgard, 61, of Shawnee, KS, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-10:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS with the Funeral Services starting at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House and/or Bucklin Public Library Fund.
Marji was born October 20, 1950, in Bucklin, KS to Gordon and Billie Lee Smith. She was in the Electrical Industry for over 25 years spending the last 10 years at Hubbell. She was preceded in death by her father Gordon L. Smith and a brother Gordon A. Smith. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Bruce P. Burgard, daughter Sara Parker (Nate), Austin, TX, stepdaughter, Michelle Cornelius (Kenneth), Bondurant, IA, stepson Brad Burgard (Katye), Lenexa, KS, mother Billie Lee Smith, brother Randy Smith, two sisters Coleen Cossell, Jerri Deardoff, six grandchildren Jameson, Bailey, Kaylee, Bentley, Casey and Mikenna and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Marji will be dearly missed by family and many friends.
Coleen Fae Smith, daughter of Billie Lee Lamb and Gordon Leland Smith, was born the 24 January 1955, in Dodge City, Kansas, and was raised in Bucklin, Kansas. She went to Wichita Business College and worked for several years as a legal secretary, then became an independent Landman, doing lease and title work for oil companies. She was married 7 April 1984, near Chester, Arkansas, to Michael Joe Wiseman, and lived in Arkansas. They were divorced in 1991. Coleen worked as a loan originator for a bank.
In December 1991, she and the children moved to Bucklin, Kansas. She was married 31 May 1992, in Bucklin, Kansas, to Edward Edwin (Spike) Cossell, who was born 2 July 1947, in Wichita, Kansas, son of G. LaMont Cossell and Louise Harmon, of Bucklin, long time family friends. (See Cossell-Bradford Family, Part VIII)
Spike was formerly married to Linda O’Neal. Coleen worked as a para-legal for Frigon Law, Inc. In April 1993, she became an agent for Spike’s firm, "Cossell Insurance and Realty," in Bucklin. In 2007, they do land assessment, and lease & title work, out of their home. They own a small acreage where they keep and train horses. Daughter A J is involved in rodeo. In 2007-2008 they had a Swedish exchange student in their home.
Jerri Kay Smith, daughter of Billie Lee Lamb and Gordon Leland Smith, was born 25 February 1961, in Bucklin, Kansas.
She was a high school honor student, and attended College on a scholarship. She graduated from Dodge City Community College, and worked as a legal secretary, for the city.
She was married 28 May 1983, in Bucklin, to John Jay Deardoff, who was born 14 April 1957, in Grand Island, Nebraska, son of Harold LeRoy (Duff) Deardoff, and Sharon Mae McCormick. (See Deardoff Family, Part I, and the Kansas Genealogy Library, Dodge City, Kansas.)
"In May 1997, for his achievements and dedication to public service, John was honored as the recipient of the 1997 Alumni Award for Outstanding Public Service by Wichita State University.
This was an excerpt from "Statement of Goals" written by John Deardoff in 1982" on the application admission to WSU MUA/MPA program.
"Fifteen years later, these words truly represent John’s career in public service. He is a committed professional with a visible dedication to strong values.
"In 1979, John received his BA degree in political science from St. Mary of the Plains College. He immediately launched his public management career by serving as Administrative Aide and Administrative Assistant in Dodge City. Within three years, John realized a masters degree was imperative if his career was to further advance, and he began his master of Urban Affairs program at Wichita State University in 1982. Wasting little time, John took a "heavy" course load the initial three semesters, served as a graduate assistant for one year and began his internship with the city of Dodge City in 1983 He was awarded the Mater of Urban Affairs (MPA) degree in May 1984.
"Upon graduation, he returned to Dodge City government, but his career was already on the move. He was immediately appointed Dodge City’s Assistant City Manager. In July 1985, he became the City Manager at Sterling, Kansas. Four years later in May 1989, his successful public service journey continued, this taking him to Hutchinson to serve as Assistant City Manager. In July of 1994, John returned once again to Dodge City, this time as City Manager.
"While it may seem John’s career has come full circle - who else would keep returning to Dodge! His friends and Colleagues know how much more still lies ahead for him. Described by his peers as honest, courteous, professional, understanding, straight forward, and knowledgeable, John is highly respected and serves as an excellent example of what a city manager should represent. He enjoys public service, which is evident in his relationships with colleagues and the citizens he serves, for his achievements."
Jerri had been secretary to a lawyer when they lived in Lyons, Kansas. In Dodge she worked as a clerk in clothing stores. In 2004, John was hired as the City Manager in Hutchinson, Kansas. Jerri was a stay-at-home Mom for a time; later worked for an interior-decorating firm, then, in 2009, she works part-time for the Fee Insurance Group, of Hutchinson, Kansas.
Tina Marie Foust, daughter of Kelsay Laurel Lamb and Richard Ernest Foust, was born 21 December 1957, in Topeka, Kansas, and raised in Bucklin, Kansas. She was graduated with a degree in Accounting from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
She was married 7 January 1979 in Bucklin, to Daniel B. Gordon, born 14 June 1956 in Manhattan, Kansas; son of Burton A. and Shirley A. Gordon.
Tina works in the Information Technology department for ConocoPhillips, an integrated Oil and Natural Gas Company.
Dan retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas in June 2008 to pursue full time playwrighting. They make their home in the country east of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Thanksgiving 2011 - Matt, Brett, Scott
Beverly Gail Foust, daughter of Kelsay Laurel Lamb and Richard Ernest Foust, was born 16 June 1960, in Bucklin, Kansas. A graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Elementary Education, she was married 2 October 1983, in Bucklin to Hugh Joseph Reed, Jr, born 27 September 1956, in Alva, Oklahoma, son of Hugh Joseph (Sadie) and Margaret Ruth (Midge) Reed.
Harriet (Etta) Foust, Gail Foust Reed, Fae Lamb
Gail was an elementary school teacher, voted Teacher of the Year 1994; H. J. was a Systems Computer Programmer, for Phillips Petroleum Company. In 1997, H. J. was transferred from Bartlesville, to Oklahoma City. He is the Director of Government Relations for Oklahoma and the Western States for ConocoPhillips (Phillips Petroleum and Conoco Oil Company merged in 2002, forming ConocoPhillips). They reside in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 2009.
Debra Kay Owens, daughter of Martha Kaye Lamb and Jim L Owens, was born 1 April 1954, in Wichita, Kansas. She was married in 1985, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to David Peck, son of Norma Jean and Jim Peck, deceased. Debra is Assistant Director of Marketing for St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.
David Laurence Stwalley, son of Robert Laurence Stwalley and Martha Jane Hyndman, was born 11 September 1947, in Manhattan, Kansas. He was married/1 6 July 1969, in Pratt, Kansas, to Patricia Ann Barbee, who was born 22 December 1946, in Pratt, daughter of James P and Pearl Barbee. They were separated in 1977.
She married again and moved to Leon, Kansas. In Fort Collins, Colorado, David was married again to Judy ___ , and divorced. He is a restaurant manager, residing 1995 in Wichita, Kansas.
Barbara Jane Stwalley, daughter of Robert Laurence Stwalley and Martha Jane Hyndman, was born 16 January 1951, in Great Bend, Kansas. She was married 5 February 1971 in Wichita, Kansas, to William Lee Scantlin, who was born 24 January 1948 in Wichita, son of George F. Scantlin and Angela (Hepsbah?) Houser. They moved to Houston, Texas, in August 1986, where he is a CPA for an Art Company.
Sheri Glorine Hartshorn, daughter of Larry Wayne Hartshorn and Mina Lea Sawyer, was born 1 September 1958, in Redmond, Oregon. She was married 16 September 1978 in Madras, to Mark Allen Pendergraft, who was born 25 October 1958 in Prineville, Oregon, son of Vernon Pendergraft and Judy M Goss. Sheri is in banking, and was the assistant manager of Deschutes County Branch of US Bank in Bend, Oregon. In 2007, she is manager of Liberty Bank in Bend, Oregon. Mark is a builder and was construction foreman for Bendix Builders in Bend. In 2007, he has his own company- Mark Pendergraft Costruction in Bend.
Marsha Lea Hartshorn, daughter of Larry Wayne Hartshorn and Mina Sawyer, was born 2 February 1960, in Redmond, Oregon. She was married 28 September 1978 in Eugene, Oregon, to Rodney Glenn Cross, who was born 19 July 1959 in Prinville, Oregon, son of Freeman Herbert Cross and Nadine Ruth Mizer. They were divorced in 1990.
In 2007, Marsha has worked for Macy’s department store for 28 years, presently in management at the Bend, Oregon, store.
Janice Kay Hartshorn, daughter of Larry Wayne Hartshorn and Mina Lea Sawyer, was born 10 June 1962, in Redmond, Oregon. A graduate of University of Oregon, she is a CPA, managing the accounting department of Les Schwab Corporate Offices in Prineville, Oregon. She was married 21 April 1990, in Bend, Oregon, to Joseph Alexander McDonald, son of Ronald and Joan McDonald. He is a partner with his father in a GM car dealership, in Madras, where they live.
Brian Daniel Lamb, son of Dannie Lee Lamb and Kathleen Ann Frick, was born 24 February 1972, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was married 6 May 1994, to Millicent Ownbey.
Ronald Gail Clowers, son of Gail Allen Clowers and Sharon Faye Metcalf, was born 3 January 1957, in Prineville, Oregon. He was married 11 September 1976, to Vera Ann Martinez, daughter of Porfily and Helen Martinez.
In 1993, he is attending computer school for the City of Tacoma, Washington. Vera is a teacher, in Pre-school and Daycare.
In 2012 he is a process Engineer at 3M; Studied at DeVry Institute, of Philadelphia; Lives in Blue Earth, Minnesota;
He was married to Dr. Jennifer Marie 'Engel' Smith, of Topeka, Kansas
A dental technician, she was married on 23 June 2012 in Neodesha, Kansas, to Mason Dean Froebe, who was born 23 October 1988 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He is a Customer Service Representative at Value Trust.
Jared Aaron Smith, son of Randolph Elliott Smith and Mary Elizabeth Knish, was born 22 September 1976, in Emporia, Kansas; 1996-Computer Programmer; residence 1999 Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; 2007, manager of hospital in Bloomsburg.
On 3 September 2005 he married 12 June 2004, in Catawissa, Pennsylvania, to Amanda _______
Nathaniel Derek Smith, son of Randolph Elliott Smith and Mary Elizabeth Knish, was born 8 August 1980, in Emporia, Kansas; 2001-student, masseuse school; 2009, graduated with a Nursing degree in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Sara Elizabeth Burgard, daughter of Marji Lynette Smith and Bruce Paul Burgard, was born 14 April 1989 in Kansas City, Kansas; In 2007 she attended Johnson County Jr. College and worked for Sprint, in Kansas City, Kansas. She transferred to Florida in 2009.
She married Nathaniel Parker on _______ in ______, Florida
Chase O’Neal Cossell, son of Edward Edwin Cossell and stepson of Coleen Fae Smith, was born 31 October 1976, in Dodge City, Kansas.
Raised in Bucklin, Kansas, he earned an industrial Arts degree from Pratt, Kansas, Jr College and Guymon, Oklahoma. A fine carpenter and furniture maker he worked independently in Guymon.
He was married/1 12 February 2000, in Guymon, to Devra Dawn Brooks, who was born 8 March 1979, in Amarillo, Texas, raised in Guymon, daughter of Cheryl Anne Hays and Dwight Gene Brooks. They were separated in December 2006.
Dwight Gene Brooks, was born 28 January 1954, in Guymon, son of W, Eugene Brooks and Katie Vivian Rawls. He was married 15 September 1974, in Guymon, to Cheryl Anne Hays, who was born 12 July 1986, in Guymon, daughter of Leslie Wayne Hays and Kay Frances Beaman. A full account of the Hays family is available from Sue (Hays) Hunt of Drummond, Oklahoma.
On _____ 2009, he was married to ___________
After a short period in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Bucklin, Kansas in 2009, where he opened his carpenter shop.
|Jared Slade Cossell, son of Edward Edwin Cossell and stepson of Coleen Fae Smith, was born in Dodge City, Kansas. Raised in Bucklin, Kansas -- He married on 3 September 2005, in Dodge City, Kansas to Lyndsay Rae Richardson who was born 13 August 1984, in Dodge City, Kansas to Rocky Richardson and Sandra Lynne Seidl.|
Brett Michael Gordon, son of Daniel Blair Gordon and Tina Marie Foust, was born 29 November 1983, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
He graduated May 2007 from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture; In 2008 he moved to Houston, Texas to work as a Landscape Architect for TBG Partners.
He was married on 24 May 2008, in Jamaica to Erin Michelle Sallman, born 19 August 1981 in Kanasa City, Kansas, daughter of Erick and Anita Sallman. In December 2008, they moved to Liberty, Missouri where he is an Account Manager for Signature Landscape, which is owned by his Uncle, Bill Gordon. Erin is working as an RN for a local Liberty doctor.