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Notes on the Ancestors and Descendants of
William FORGEY and Hannah MICHAEL
1847 Pioneer to Linn County, Oregon

Compiled by Clyde M. Senger
Modified from Michael Booklet Ver. 1.2, 1991
Coded for the Internet June 1999 and March 2000
Last updated April 22, 2008.
Currently undergoing revision and updating.

This page is dedicated to the to Marjorie Farris Nichols whose help was invaluable in following some of these lines.

The material in this page has been removed from The Michael Booklet page and supplemented with recently acquired information.

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William Forgey and Hannah Michael

Several sources are not listed in the references. These include:
... (???) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi ... (bi) birth record of the individual or of a child of the individual.
... (cem) records from the cemetery, either directly or from listings on the internet.
... (di) death index for the indicated state such as California and Oregon.
... (igi) International Genealogical Index of the LDS church at Family Search Internet.
... (mi) marriage records for the indicated area.
... (ssdi) the Social Security Death Index available several sites on-line.

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********** William Forgey and Hannah Michael **********

.... William FORGEY or William Alexander FORGEY, 8th child of Alexander FORGEY and Elizabeth (SAWYERS), born 5 Jan 1821, Knox Co. TN (bio), died 19 Aug 1896 (Curry Roots 2(1):14) or 1890 (Elsie Browning file) or 1892 in Topwa (Lapwai/Lakevai), Nez Perce Co., Idaho probably near son Alexander. He is reported to have moved to and died in Lake Co (OR?) but this seems unlikely. Probate Records, Curry County Oregon, #72 list widow and Martha Miller in Erma, Curry Co. He married 23 June 1846 Howard Co. Indiana (mfn),
.... Hannah MICHAEL, dau of
.......... Jared Michael and Mary Kelso in this window,
... or ...
......... Jared Michael and Mary Kelso in a POP-UP WINDOW,
born 5 April 1830, Decatur Co. (eb), or White Co. (gp), Indiana, died 26 April 1921, Beaverton, Washington Co., Oregon (di).
...Notes: The family started for Oregon in 1846 and overwintered in Illinois. In the spring of 1847 they continued with ox-teams reaching Oregon in the fall. There, they overwintered in the Molalla Valley, Clackamas Co. At least William went to the mines in California in 1849. The family settled on the banks of the Willamette River in Linn Co., Oregon, Donation Land Claim 816, settled 15 Sept 1850. This is where the city of Harrisburg is now located. Portions of this land was given to others to encourage others to settle there. Unfortunately, without legal procedures. Much later, Hannah was contacted to sign papers to clear up this oversight. In 1875 the family moved to the old Preston ranch on Pistol River, Curry Co., (bio). There, he raised stock until 1894 when he sold out and, after that, lived with his children (bio).
..Children 10, 8 alive in 1900:
....i. Mary Elizabeth FORGEY, 14 July 1847 (bio), died 3 Aug 1847 on trail to Oregon.
..*.ii. Sarah Jane FORGEY, born 6 Oct 1848 (b,bio), Harrisburg Linn Co., OR (mfn), died 6 Oct 1935 (di) Bandon (mfn) Coos Co., OR (di), married first 14 March 1862 (b),
.......... William P. FARRIES or FARRIS (b), born 24 March 1837 (b) IL (c1900 Jackson Co OR), married second 1872 (mfn) Curry Co., Oregon, Zadock HAINES or HANES (mfn) a blacksmith born ca 1831 IL (c1900,1910).
..*.iii. Anna Emmaline "Emily" (mfn) FORGEY, born 8 March 1851(bio), married 17 Aug 1870
.......... Joseph Franklin MITCHELL.
..*.iv. Alexander Washington FORGEY, born 29 Dec 1853 (bio), Harrisburg Linn Co., OR (mfn), died 24 May 1928 Portland, Oregon (di), married 8 Dec 1878 Curry Co. OR (mr)
.......... Sarah Ann or Annie HUNTLEY, possibly dau of Nathaniel HUNTLEY (mr). Living in Palouse WA in 1896.
..*.v. Mary or May Elizabeth FORGEY, born 27 July 1856 (bio), married first 1 April 1875
.......... William Riley SNODGRASS, married second David WHITESIDE (mfn).
....vi. Margaret Marena FORGEY, born 21 Feb 1859 (bio), died 12 Dec 1861
..*.vii. Rebecca Almira FORGEY, born 10 Nov 1862 (bio), Jackson Co., Oregon, died 10 Jan 1916 Curry Co., OR (di) married 26 July 1885
.......... Benjamin F. GARDNER (mfn).
..*.viii. Martha Susanna or Susan M. (c1900) "Susie" (mfn) FORGEY, born 5 June 1865 (bio), died 12 Feb 1945 Curry Co., OR (di), married 10 Oct 1884 Curry Co., OR (mr)
.......... Edward S. MILLER, brother of Oscar (mfn).
..*.ix. Ruth Ella FORGEY, born 4 March 1870 (bio), married first 25 July 1888 Curry Co., OR (Curry Roots book 3 vol 3 p11)
.......... Oscar MILLER, living Walla Walla WA 1896, married second
.......... ___ DEGRAFF
..*.x. Ruby May FORGEY, born 22 Sept 1875 (bio) Williams, Josephine Co., Oregon, died 10 May 1964 Portland, Oregon (di), interred Beaverton Cem., near mother, married 24 Dec 1893 (ww) or 1896 (mr) Rocky Prairie, Curry Co., Oregon,
.......... William Bedford WRIDGE and family and descendants in this window
... or ...
.......... William Bedford WRIDGE family and descendants in a POP-UP WINDOW
... References:
..... (b) Farris Bible in Bible Records by Oregon Genealogical Society, Eugene 1991.
..... (bio) Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon. Dodge, 1898, Biographical Appendix (William Forgy p. 34).
..... (eb) Family Group Sheets by Elsie Browning (Lois Elsie Bennett) about 1980 apparently based on family bible.
..... (gp) Gene Pool Individual Data available at Ancestry.com.
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (ww) Family group sheet from Wilbur Wridge.
..... Jared Michael in Pioneer Stories of Linn County, Oregon Vol 3, p 82-88
..... Federal Census, 1860 Oregon,Linn Co. Harrisburg, 32 311B, res 248
..... Federal Census, 1880 Oregon, Curry Co. Rogue Rv. 9 419, res 49
..... Some Cemetery Records of Coos and Curry Counties. 1982 GFP (p 150).

**********2nd G ***** Children of William Forgey and Hannah Michael **********

.... Sarah Jane FORGEY, dau of William Alexander FORGEY and Hannah (MICHAEL), born 6 Oct 1848 (b), died 6 Oct 1935 (di) Bandon (mfn), Coos Co., OR (di), interred Old Soldiers Cem., Bandon (mfn), married first 14 March 1862 (b) Jackson Co., OR (mfn).
.... William Preston FARRIES or FARRIS (b), son of Thomas Jefferson FARRIS and Susan (TUNNELL) born 24 March 1837 probably Morgan Co., IL (mfn), died after 1910 (mfn). They divorced 1869 Case #1178 Lane Co., OR and he married 27 Jan 1870 Marget MEECK, widow of Gorge (sic) or George MEECK and had Willia FARRIS 02 June 1875 and Willie FARRIS 20 June 1875 perhaps twins born on the 20th or a corrected entry (b). Sarah married second Curry Co., Oregon
.... Zadock HAINES or HANES, born 11 June 1831, Kell, Marion Co., IL, died Jan 9 (a Monday) Curry Co., OR (mfn).
...Children
..*.i. Cyrrena A. "Cresy" (di) FARRIS, born 22 Jan 1864 (b) Jacksonville, Jackson Co., OR (mfn), died 2 Nov 1933 (di) Port Orford (mfn), Curry Co., OR (di), married first
.......... Robert GRAHAM (mfn), married second
.......... Rial (mfn) or Riley (di) DAVIDSON (mfn) died 30 Aug 1924 Lane Co., OR (di).
....ii. Albert Grant FARRIS, born 10 Jan 1866 (b) Pistol River, Curry Co., OR, died 22 April 1919 (di) Seattle WA, interred Bandon, Coos Co., OR (mfn), married 27 Sept 1890 Bandon OR
.......... Mary Alice VAN LEUVAN (mfn).
....iii. Francis Ulysses FARRIS, born 2 June 1868 (b) died 1869 (mfn).
....iv?. William () or Edmond (mfn) HANES, born 4 June 1881 Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 27 Aug 1914 (not in Oregon di), interred Old Soldiers Cem. Bandon Coos Co., OR (mfn).
....v?. Harry HANES, born 6 Dec 1885, married 12 Nov 1919 Bandon Coos Co., OR (mfn)
.......... Gertrude C. ROBINSON.
... References:
..... (b) Farris Bible in Bible Records by Oregon Genealogical Society, Eugene 1991.
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (ww) Family group sheet from Wilbur Wridge.


.... Anna Emmaline FORGEY, dau of William Alexander FORGEY and Hannah (MICHAEL), born 8 March 1851(bio), married 17 Aug 1870 Lane Co., OR
.... Joseph Franklin MITCHELL born ca 1839-40 IA, died 13 Oct 1928 Portland OR (not in di).
...Children:
....i. Martha Hannah MITCHELL, born 1 Sept 1871, died 22 Sept 1872 (mfn).
....ii. William Elijah MITCHELL, born 4 May 1873, died 25 Dec 1877 (mfn).
....iii. Mary Emmaline MITCHELL, born 15 March 1875, died 27 Dec 1877 (mfn).
..*.iv. Margaret Jane MITCHELL, born 4 Dec 1876 (mfn) Salem OR, died 16 Aug 1942 Multnomah Co., OR (di), interred Tigard OR (), married first 14 Feb 1894 Junction City, Lane Co., OR ()
.......... D. M. (mfn) or David Milton SAUNDERS, divorced 16 Sept 1898 (), married second 22 Mar 1899 ()
.......... William J. TURNBOW (mfn).
....v. Minnie May MITCHELL, born 24 Nov 1878 (mfn), married 24 Feb 1897
.......... Madison TWEED. A Madison S. TWEED with wife Minnie died 17 June 1960 Lane Co., OR (di). Minnie married second 4 March 1908
.......... B. J. GRANTHAM, and lived Three Pines, Josephine Co., OR (mfn). Apparently she married later
.......... Roscoe M. BENNETT, died 28 June 1954 Washington Co., OR (di) with wife Minnie who died 2 March 1958 Washington Co., OR (di).
....vi. Franklin Leroy MITCHELL, born 24 July 1880, married 23 July 1908
.......... Lillian HAWKS (mfn) or Lilly INGRAM ().
....vii. Elizabeth Adderine MITCHELL, born 6 Oct 1882, (mfn), apparently died 27 Nov 1956 Multnomah Co., OR (di), married 1 March 1901 (mfn) or June 1902 ()
.......... George William STEWART (mfn).
....viii. Oliver Hamlin MITCHELL, born 7 Nov 1884, died 20 June 1905 (mfn).
....ix. John Alexander MITCHELL, born 10 Nov 1886 (mfn), died 29 Nov 1945 (), married
.......... Ida JIGGER ().
....x. Sylvester Penoyer MITCHELL, born 10 March 1888, died 10 June 1916 Vancouver Clark Co., WA () married 26 Dec 1910 or Feb 1916 () Multnomah Co.
.......... Bessie V. S. INGRAM (mfn).
....xi. Anna Rosie MITCHELL, born 17 April 1892 (mfn) Independance OR (), died 17 May 1947 Clackamas Co., OR (di), interred Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland (), married 22 or 23 Nov 1910 Multnomah Co., OR (mi)
.......... Harry M.MINARD (mfn) or Orie MINARD (mfn), born 17 Sept 1882 Ionia MI (), died 21 Aug 1960 Clackamas Co., OR (di) 18 children ().
....xii. George Washington MITCHELL, born 1 Aug 1893, died 1 Aug 1902 or 1903 (mfn).
... Reference:
..... Federal Census 1880 Oregon Multnomah Co., Albina p 367C
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.

.... Alexander Washington FORGEY, son of William Alexander FORGEY and Hannah (MICHAEL), born 29 Dec 1853 (bio,dc), Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR (dc), died 24 May 1928 Portland, Oregon, (di) married 8 Dec 1878 (awtvm)
.... Annie, Anna or Sarah or Sara Ann (dc) HUNTLEY, born 29 Sept Kerby, Josephine Co., OR (dc), died 7 June 1937 in Douglas Co., OR (di), dau of Nathaniel Calhoun (tb) HUNTLEY and Mary Jane KING (awtvm,tb). Alexander and Sarah divorced in Curry Co., OR with records dated 31 Dec 1894. He apparently married about 1895 a
.... Marsha E. (?) HUNTLEY born March 1863 IL (c1900). She had a daughter Hazel HUNTLEY, born 1890 CA who is with the family in 1900.
Sarah married 17 Oct 1894
.... George Washington BILLINGS (awtvm), born 1865 (cem) or Dec 1866 CA (c1900), died 9 Aug 1950 Curry Co., OR (di), interred Big Meadows Cem., Curry Co., OR (cem), son of John and Adeline B. BILLINGS. George and Sarah are living in Mule Creek Pre. Curry Co OR 1900, 1910 and 1920. In the 1900 census, Sarah is listed as having had 6 children, all still alive. Apparently the first, Mary has married by 1900. Perhaps she was also known as Olive.
...Children of Alexander and Sarah Huntley:
....i. Mary FORGEY, born 21 (awtvm) Jan 1880, Oregon (c1880) (see Olive below).
..*.ii. William A.or Nathaniel (awtvm) FORGEY, born 6 Nov 1881 Agnes or Gold Beach, Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 2 May 1967 Lane Co., OR (di), interred Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR (mfn), married 3 March 1905 ID
.......... Eva Mae ICKELBERRY (mfn), married second
.......... Fannie WALL (mfn).
....iii. Emma (dc) Hannah Emmaline (mfn) FORGEY, born 22 June 1884, Gold Beach, Curry Co., OR (dc), married 19 Aug 1924
.......... ROGERS (dc), married second
.......... William JOHNSON (mfn). She had a daughter
............... Fay who apparently married
............... Lyle PACKWOOD (mfn)
....?. (Mary?) Olive FORGEY, born Curry Co., OR (mfn), married
.......... Joe HIZER and had 2 children (mfn).
....?. Annie FORGEY (this also seems unlikely unless she is a child by Marsha)
...Children of Sarah Huntley and George Billings:
....i. Ivin Illey (tb) BILLINGS, born 19 March 1895 (ww1,awtvm,gf) Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR (ww1,gf), died 1 July 1977 Coos Co., OR (di) living Gold Beach, Curry Co., OR (ssdi), interred Logger's Cem., Rusch, Jackson Co OR (tb), married second
.......... Birdie Mae, born 10 June 1906, died 2 June 1973 living in Gold Beach Curry Co., OR (ssdi), interred Logger's Cem., Rusch, Jackson Co OR (tb). Ivin had an adopted child and Birdie had a child by a previous marriage (tb).
....ii. Evered Eden BILLINGS, born 24 July 1897 (ww1) OR, died 29 March 1973 Sacramento Co., CA (di), interred Big Meadows Cem., Curry Co., OR (cem). He married 6 June 1920 Curry Co. OR
.......... Evalyne M. CARTER (mi) born 5 July 1902 (ssdi) or 1901 (tb), died 30 Jan 1999 living in Windham, Cumberland Co., ME, interred Fairview Cem. near Mill City, Linn Co. OR (cem, tb). They divorced and Evalyn married twice more, the third
.......... Raymond YEOMAN (tb).
....iii. Ivy Alpine BILLINGS, born 18 Aug 1899 Curry Co., OR (delayed bc), died 10 Aug 1980 Josephine Co., OR (di) living in Wilderville (ssdi), interred Big Meadows Cem., Curry Co OR (tb), married first 6 June 1920 Curry Co., OR
.......... Gregg BOWER (mi) born ca 1901 Illinois, probably son of Edward, born ca 1865 IL. They are boarder with the family in 1920 (c1920). They had no children (tb). Ivy married second 24 Oct 1924 Vancouver, Clark Co., WA (mi)
.......... Paul Edward MASTERS, born 30 Jan 1903 San Francisco CA (awts), died 25 Sept 1955 Josephine Co., OR (di) and had 4 children.
............... Paul Edward MASTERS, born 27 Jan 1925, died 8 Dec 1998 Josephine Co., OR (di) living in Wilderville (ssdi) and had a wife Phyllis (di) perhaps PETRIE (awts).
............... Howard MASTERS, born 21 Sept 1927, died 20 June 1983 Jackson Co OR (di) living Glendale, Douglas Co., OR (ssdi). Ivy married later
.......... Ralph SCOTT, born 18 Jan 1897, died 2 May 1982 Josephine Co., OR (di) living Grants Pass (ssdi), interred Big Meadows Cem. Curry Co., OR (tb). Ralph had 2 children by a previous marriage (tb).
... References:
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (ww) Family group sheet from Wilbur Wridge.
..... Federal Census, 1880 Oregon, Curry Co. Rogue Rv. 9 419, res 50
..... Federal Census, 1900 Idaho, Latah Co.Palouse Pre..page 226, ED 72, sheet 5 res 95
..... Federal Census, 1900 Oregon, Curry Co. Mule Creek.page 75 ED 69 sheet 10, res 112
..... Federal Census, 1200 Oregon, Curry Co. Mule Creek. ED 477 page 1A, res 45
..... Delayed certificate of birth for Emma Forgey of Moscow, ID filed 1953 as given in Curry Roots book III vol I (dc).
..... GenForum Posting, Billings Family by Beth Durbin (gf).
..... WW 1 draft registration in Oregon Archives (ww1).
..... Ancestry World Tree Sackett File (awts)
..... Ancestry World Tree dahlstrom by Victoria Mc Curry (awtvm)
..... E-mail 2002 from Tom Billings (tb).

******* William Snodgrass and Mary Forgey family and descendants ********

.... Mary or May Elizabeth FORGEY, dau of William Alexander FORGEY and Hannah (MICHAEL), born 27 July 1856 (bio), died 17 Oct 1926 Curry Co., OR (di), interred Smith River Cem. CA (mfn), married first 1 April 1875
.... William R. SNODGRASS or William Riley SNODGRASS, son of William P. SNODGRASS and Amanda Melvina Fitzallen (REVIS), born ca 1844 IL (c1880), died 26 Oct 1928 (di) Harbor (mfn) Curry Co., OR (di), interred Smith River Cem, CA, a mail carrier (mfn). Mary married second
.... David WHITESIDE (mfn), born 1855, died 1927 (mfn).
...Children:
....i. Albert SNODGRASS, born 20 Feb 1876 Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 10 Feb 1907, interred Smith River Cem. CA (mfn)..
....ii. Bertha Melvina (di) SNODGRASS, born 15 Sept 1878 Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 28 May 1957 Del Notre Co., CA (di), married 17 Jan 1896
.......... Nate (mfn) or Nathaniel (di) MOORE, son of MOORE and (JORDAN) (di), born 14 May 1873 CA (di), died 4 June 1946 Del Notre Co., CA (di), interred Smith River Cem. CA (mfn), 2 known children. Possibly had
............... Mary MOORE, born 14 Nov 1895 (sic) OR, died 25 March 1996 age 100, Riverside Co., CA (di), married a
............... HANSEN (di) and
............... Charles D. MOORE, born 28 May 1909 CA, died 9 Nov 1995 Sacramento Co., CA (di).
....iii. Hannah or Johanna (alternate on di) May SNODGRASS, born 24 May 1883 OR (di), died 12 April 1968 age 84 (di), Crescent City (mfn) Del Notre Co., CA (di), married 28 Nov 1901
.......... John C. SMITH, son of John Emmett SMITH and Fannie Mary Deborah (OTTO) (mfn), born 5 Sept 1876 OR, died 31 Aug 1948 age 71, Del Notre Co., CA (di), 6 children.
....iv. Herman Floyd SNODGRASS, born 24 May 1895 Carpenterville, Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 8 Feb 1962 age 66, (di) at Veterans Hospital, Portland (mfn) Multnomah Co., OR (di), married 11 June 1922 Brookings, Curry Co., OR
.......... Grace McCALL (mfn) perhaps the one born Aug 1902, died 3 July 1973, Lane Co., OR (di).
... References:
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.

******* Benjamin Gardner and Rebecca Forgey family and descendants ********

.... Rebecca FORGEY or Rebecca A. FORGEY or Rebecca Almira FORGEY, dau of William Alexander Forgey and Hannah Michael, born 10 Nov 1862 (bio,cem), Jackson Co., Oregon (wsw), died 10 Jan 1916 Curry Co., OR (di), interred Pistol River Cem. Curry Co., OR (cem), married 26 July 1885 Curry Co OR (cmi)
.... Benjamin F. GARDNER or Benjamin Franklin GARDNER (cem), born 21 Dec 1846 (cem), died 20 Nov 1909 (cem) or 22 Dec (probate records,mfn) 1909 (not found in di OR) Curry Co., OR (mfn), interred Pistol River Cem. (cem),
...Children 5 to 1900, 2 known:
.*..i. Harley B. GARDNER, born April 1890 (c1900) Wedderburn, Curry Co., OR (igi), died 12 Apr 1965, Curry Co., OR (di), married first
.......... Ruby MORGAN and perhaps later
.......... Harriett.
.*..ii. Ina Margaret GARDNER, born 25 April 1900 (igi) or 1901 (di), died 12 April 1960 (di) Crescent City (mfn) Del Notre Co., CA (di), married first
.......... Lewis Jefferson FORKNER and second
.......... Keith DUNNING.
... References:
..... (cem) It is not clear if some of the dates found on the cemetery sites for Curry County, Oregon are from the memorial stones, the cemetery records or are from other sources.
..... (cmi) Curry County OR Archives Marriage Book.....Marriage Records Book 1, 1856-1885 - Complete Marriage Book http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/or/curry/vitals/marriages/marriage8gmb.txt
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (wsw) Family group sheet from Wilbur S. Wridge.
..... Federal Census, 1920, OR, Curry Co., Pistol River, res 16-17 (Lewis J. Forkner)


.... Harley GARDNER or Harley Benjamin GARDNER (rmp), born April 1890 (c1900) or 1890 (cem) or 23 April 1891 (cem) Wedderburn, Curry Co., OR (igi), died 12 Apr 1965, Curry Co., OR (di), interred Pistol River Cem. (cem), married 13 Oct 1914 (fcp) .... Ruby MORGAN or Ruby Ione MORGAN (from di Raleigh and rmp), dau of Wesley Morgan and Grace BRATT (fcp), born 9 April 1898 Horse Creek, Siskiyou Co., CA (rmp), died Sept 14, 1998 Coos Co., OR (di) address Gold Beach, Curry Co., OR (ssdi). They divorced before 1938 when she married (rmp) .... Pearl PURDIN (ssdi) or Pearl Wittfield PURDIN (di), son of William Clarence Purdin and Rosa Ann WILLIAMS (js), born ca 1907 (c1910) or 24 Dec 1907 (di) or 1904 (ssdi), died 19 Sep 1987 Curry Co., OR (di) address Wedderburn, (ssdi). Harley may have later been the husband of
.... Harriett who died 7 June 1941 Portland OR (di).
... Children to 1930:
....i. Raleigh GARDNER or Raleigh E. GARDNER (ssdi) or Raleigh Everett GARDNER, born 12 May 1918 (di) Del Notre Co CA (bi), died 18 May 1980 Del Notre Co CA (di) address Crescent City (ssdi), reportedly married
.......... Betty HOCKEMA (fcp) and apparently married 9 Aug 1966 Del Norte Co., CA (mi) and divorced about April 1974 Humboldt Co CA (div)
.......... Jeanne M SPETZ, who may have previously married a BOWDEN, born 27 March 1921, died 4 March 2005, address Centralia, Lewis Co WA (ssdi) but having a Vancouver WA address at Ancestry and an obit in the Vancouver newspaper, The Columbian (obit).
....ii. Rose E. GARDNER (fcp) or Rosa GARDNER, born ca 1920 OR (c1930) or 16 Nov 1920 in Curry County, OR (fcp), married 9 JUN 1940 in Curry County, O R (fcp)
.......... Murray Robert WALKER, apparently born 21 Nov 1915, died 28 Mar 2002 address Gold Beach, Curry, OR (ssdi).
....iii. son, born ca 1925 OR (c1930), enlisted in the service 6 Nov 1943 married (fcp)
.......... Lola MONROE, born 5 Aug 1920, died 17 Dec 1998 Curry Co., OR (di), address Gold Beach (ssdi).
... References:
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Lane Co Florence ED 154 sheet 6A page 151 res 97-98 (W C Purdin ).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Curry Co Pistol River ED 73 sheet 6A page 33 res 111-111 (Harley B Gardner).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Curry Co Pistol River ED 134 sheet 1A-B page 281 res 12-13 (Harley B Gardner).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 Oregon Curry Co Mountain ED 8 sheet 1B res 21-21 (Hardey B Gardner).
..... (cem) It is not clear if some of the dates found on the cemetery sites for Curry County, Oregon are from the memorial stones, the cemetery records or are from other sources.
..... (fcp) World Connect Family Tree " Family of Christa Pitcock " by Christa in 2008.
..... (js) World Connect Family Tree " JSmith Family Tree " by Jeffery Smith in 2001.
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... (obit) GARDNER, Jeanne Meredith (SPETZ); 83; PAN toVancouver WA; The Columbian; 2005-3-16
..... (rmp) Curry Historical Society, Biography: Ruby Purdin ~ 1898-1998 http://www.curryhistory.com/rubypurdin.html


.... Ina Margaret GARDNER, born 25 April 1900 (igi) or 1901 (di), died 12 April (di) Crescent City (mfn) Del Notre Co., CA (di), married first 1 Feb 1917 (mi) Gold Beach (igi) Curry Co., OR (mi)
.......... Lewis FORKNER or Lewis Jefferson FORKNER (ww1) or Jefferson FORKNER (di) or Jeff FOLKNER (cem), son of Richard A. Forkner and Delphia A. PRITCH (igi),born 16 Feb 1875 (ww1) Davis Co., KS (igi), died 3 March 1928 (di) Gold Beach (igi) Curry Co OR (di). She married second
.......... Keith DUNNING, born ca 1908 OR (c1930), son of Frank T. Dunning and Harriet (c1910), apparently Keith A. DUNNING, born 22 June 1908, died 19 June 2001 address Portland, OR (ssdi).
... Children to 1930:
....i. Howard FORKNER or Howard L. FORKNER , born ca 1918 OR (c1920) or 14 Sept 1917, died 3 April 2001 address Crescent City, Del Notre Co., CA (ssdi), apparently married
.......... Margie, born 20 March 1929, died 6 July 2006 address Crescent City (ssdi) .
....ii. son born ca 1919 (c1930).
....iii. Gaines FORKNER (c1930) or Gaines L. FORKNER, born 1 Feb 1921, died 23 July 2000 address Willcox, Cochise Co AZ (ssdi).
....iv. Pearl FORKNER (c1930) or Pearl Louise FORKNER (di), born 10 March 1923 OR, died 18 Dec 1985 Del Notre Co CA (di), married
.......... C. H. probably Clemo SANDRAY (di), born 17 Jan 1921, died 11 Nov 2001 address Crescent City, Del Notre Co., CA (ssdi)..
... Children with Dunning apparently:
....v. Allen DUNNING or Allen Keith DUNNING, born 11 May 1931 Del Norte Co., CA (bi), died 14 Sept 1984 (di) address Federal Way, King Co, WA (ssdi)
....vi. daughter.
... References:
..... (c1880) Federal census 1880 Kansas Davis Co Smoky Hill ED 49 sheet 4D page 192 res 33-33 (Richard A. Forkner).
..... (c1910) Federal census 1910 Oregon Douglas Co Glendale ED 85 sheet 2A page 157 res 33-34 (Frank T Dunning).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Lake Co Paisley ED 108 sheet 3A page 269 res 64-64 (F I Dunning).
..... (c1920) Federal census 1920 Oregon Curry Co Pistol River ED 134 sheet 1B (Lewis J Forkner).
..... (c1930) Federal census 1930 California Del Norte Co Crescent City ED 2 sheet 3A page 23 res 60-62 (Howard Forpner with Keath Deming at Ancestry).
..... (cem) It is not clear if some of the dates found on the cemetery sites for Curry County, Oregon are from the memorial stones, the cemetery records or are from other sources.
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.

******* Edward Miller and Susan Forgey family and descendants ********

.... Martha Susanna FORGEY or Susan M. FORGEY (c1900) or Susie FORGEY (mfn), dau of William Alexander FORGEY and Hannah (MICHAEL), born 5 June 1865 (bio) or 1864 (c1900), Josephine Co., OR (mfn), died 12 Feb 1945 (di) Gold Beach (mfn) Curry Co., OR (di), married 10 Oct 1884 Curry Co., OR (mr)
.... Edward S. MILLER or Bates MILLER (mfn), son of Lewis Byrum MILLER (1814-1875) and Mary Catherine (SAPPINGTON) (1821-1863) (mfn) and brother of Oscar (mfn), born 8 Oct 1860 Dallas Co., IA (mfn), .
...Children:
....i. Martha S. MILLER, born ca 1884 (c1910,not 1900) ....ii. Elmer E. MILLER, born 22 (mfn) June 1885 OR, died 16 Dec 1930 (di) Gold Beach (mfn) Curry Co., OR (di), interred Gold Beach Cem. (mfn), married
.......... Iva A., 6 children (mfn) including
............... Leo E. MILLER, born ca 1913,
............... Raymond M. MILLER, born ca 1916, and
............... Ira E., born ca Nov 1918 (c1920)..
....iii. Amy E. (c1900) or Aimee Eleanor (di) MILLER, born 12 Feb 1887 OR (di), died 10 Dec 1955 age 68 Sonoma Co., CA (di), married
.......... Bert TOLMAN (mfn), born 26 April 1886 OR (di), died 13 Oct 1984 age 98, Sonoma Co., CA (di) 4 children (mfn).
....iv. Byron W. MILLER, born Oct 1888 OR, possibly the one who died 26 Aug 1951 Lane Co., OR (di).
Not mentioned on FGS by Marjorie Nichols (mfn).
....v. Ruby S. MILLER, born 17 (mfn) May 1890 Curry Co., OR (mfn), died after 1957 (mfn), married 11 Oct 1903 Curry Co., OR
.......... David Milton MOORE , son of David Layton MOORE and Mary Louise (COOK), born 12 Feb 1886 Ophir OR, died 28 Jan 1965 (di listed as Davis age 79) Bandon (mfn), Coos Co., OR (di), 8 children, divorced 1 Oct 1935 (mfn). At death, Davis M. has a wife
.......... Kate who may be Kate Mae, born Nov 1888, died 18 Oct 1972 Coos Co., OR (di).
....iv. Robert F. MILLER, born May 1893 (di), Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 15 April 1971 Curry Co., OR, married
.......... Esther (di,mfn).
....vii. Myrtle M. MILLER, born Feb 1895 Curry Co., OR (mfn), died after 1957 (mfn), married 14 Oct 1912
.......... Asher Henry MOORE (mfn), died 29 Nov 1917 Curry Co., OR (di). She married second
.......... Millard FORD (mfn).
....viii. Omar or Omer (mfn,di) O. MILLER, born 22 Mar 1897 (di) Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 16 Oct 1973 Humboldt Co., CA (di) living in Arcata (ssdi), married
.......... Lola (mfn), born 3 Jan 1899 OR (di), died 8 March 1979 age 80 Humboldt Co., CA (di) living in Arcata (ssdi).
....ix. Ivy or Iva (mfn) I. MILLER, born Dec 1900 (), Curry Co., OR (mfn), died after 1957 (mfn), married
.......... Lawrence JACKSON (mfn).
....x. Ellis M. MILLER, born ca 1903 Curry Co., OR (mfn).
....xi. Roy A. MILLER, born ca 1906 (c1910) Curry Co., OR (mfn), died after 1957 (mfn).
....?. Leo MILLER, died prior to 1957, married
.......... Florence (mfn) (not seen in 1900 or 1910 census as Leo).
... References:
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.
..... Federal Census 1900 Oregon Curry Co., Pistol River p 85, res 126, 4-70-7-55
..... Federal Census, 1920, OR, Curry Co., Pistol River, res 13-14 (Elmer E. Miller)


********** 3rd G ****** Children of William P. FARRIS and Sarah (FORGEY) **********

.... Cyrrena A. FARRIS or "Cresy" FARRIS (di), born 22 Jan 1864 (b) Jacksonville, Jackson Co., OR (mfn), died 2 Nov 1933 (di) Port Orford (mfn), Curry Co., OR (di), interred Port Orford, Curry Co., OR (gma), married first
.... Robert GRAHAM (mfn), married second 30 Oct 1887 Smith River, Del Notre Co., CA
.... Rial (mfn) or Riley (di) DAVIDSON (mfn) died 30 Aug 1924 Lane Co., OR (di), interred Port Orford, Curry Co., OR (gma).
..Children:
....i. Albert Frank DAVIDSON, born died
..*.ii. Sarah Alice DAVIDSON, born 21 June 1890, Smith River, Del Notre Co., CA (gma), died 17 (gma) or 7 (gma,di) Feb 1959 (di) Portland (gma), Multnomah Co., OR (di as Alice S.), interred Bandon, Coos Co., OR (gma), married 7 April 1910 (mi) Coquille (gma), Coos Co., OR (di)
.......... Arthur Pinkston SARGENT son of Oscar Dunwreath SARGENT and Annie Barker (LAIRD) (gma), born 4 July 1878 (cem), died 21 (cem) or 22 (di) Oct 1946 (di) Coquille (gma), Coos Co., OR (di), interred Knights of Pythias Cem., Coos Co., OR (cem). She married second
.......... Ray (gma) or Rayburn (di) LEWIS, perhaps the Rayburn B. who died 19 Dec 1959 OR (di).
....iii. Ruby Mae DAVIDSON, born 7 Aug 1893 Smith River, Del Notre Co., CA (gma), died 8 Dec 1956 (gma,di as Ruby RAY), married 22 May 1909 Coos Co., OR (mi)
.......... Jake WOLFER, married second
.......... Walter McGILL gma), apparently marred later
.......... Rex RAY (di), had
............... Lillian WOLFER (gma), born 21 April 1911 (di), died 14 Dec 1984 Curry Co., OR (di), interred Port Orford Cem., Curry Co., OR (cem), married
.................... Albert H. DEAN, born 12 May 1904 (di), died 7 Jan 1978 Curry Co., OR (di), interred Port Orford Cem., Curry Co., OR (cem).
....iv. Edmond Clyde DAVIDSON, born 7 Nov 1897 Pistol River, Curry Co., OR (gma), died 31 May 1932 (di) Myrtle Point (gma), Coos Co., OR (di) in automobile accident (gma), interred Norway Cem. Coos Co., OR (gma), married 5 Jan 1919 Wasco Co., OR (mi)
.......... Elsie Mae GARDNER, born 23 Nov 1901 (di), died 10 Jan 1992 Coos Co., OR (di), interred Myrtle Point, Coos Co., OR (gma). Elsie married second
.......... Elbert KING, born 10 July 1900 (ssdi), died 25 Aug 1972 (di), interred Myrtle Point, Coos Co., OR (gma).
..References:
..... (gma) Family group sheets from George Michael Anthony
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.


********** 3rd G ****** Children of Joseph MITCHELL and Anna FORGEY **********

.... Margaret Jane MITCHELL, dau of Joseph MITCHELL and Anna (FORGEY), born 4 Dec 1876 (mfn) Salem OR, died 16 Aug 1942 Multnomah Co., OR (di), interred Tigard OR (), married first 14 Feb 1894 Junction City, Lane Co., OR ()
.... D. M. (mfn) or David Milton SAUNDERS, son of Laban SAUNDERS and Eliza Ann GRIMM (), divorced 16 Sept 1898 (), married second 22 Mar 1899 ()
.... William J. TURNBOW (mfn) (possibly the William H. born 25 Dec 1877 (ssdi), died 20 Jan 1963 age 85 Jackson Co., OR (di) with wife Burleigh M. who died 5 Dec 1968 Linn Co., OR (di), or the William J. who died 24 Feb 1930 Portland OR (di), or died 5 Jan 1947 Clackamas Co. (di)). Living Portland OR in 1896.
..Children:
..*.i. Mary Emmaline SAUNDERS, born 21 Feb 1895, Woodstock (Portland) OR, died 2 Oct 1957 Oregon City, OR, married 2 Oct 1913 Multnomah Co., OR (not in mi),
.......... Joseph Lawrence PROHASKA.
....ii. Margaret Jefferson TURNBOW, born 27 May 1900, died ca 1929 married
.......... Famina.
....iii. Ella More TURNBOW, born 21 Sept 1902.
....iv. Charles Edward TURNBOW, born 22 Sept 1904, apparently died 19 April 1954 Clackamas Co., OR (di) with wife
.......... Helen (di).
....v. Jasper Olive TURNBOW, born 24 Oct 1906 (ssdi), died Feb 1987 Clackamas Co., OR (di) living in Portland (ssdi), married
.......... Velma E. born 30 April 1913 (di), died 22 May 1998 Clatsop Co., OR (di) living Seaside, (ssdi).
....vi. Jessie Olive TURNBOW, born 24 Oct 1906, married
.......... Charles CATONESE
....vii. Lulius Lois TURNBOW, born 6 June 1911
....viii. Julia Lula TURNBOW, born 6 June 1911
....ix. Helen TURNBOW.

********** 3rd G ****** Children of Alexander FORGEY and Sarah Ann HUNTLEY **********

.... William A. FORGEY, son of Alexander Washington FORGEY and Sarah Ann (HUNTLEY) (mfn), born 6 Nov 1881 Agnes or Gold Beach, Curry Co., OR (mfn), died 2 May 1967 Lane Co., OR (di), interred Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR (mfn), married 3 March 1905 ID
.... Eva Mae ICKELBERRY or ECKELBERRY (mfn), dau of Jim or James T. ICKELBERRY or ECKLEBERRY and Manda (BAKER) (mfn), born 30 April 1887 Lincoln NE (mfn), died 29 Nov 1956 Lane Co., OR (di) wife of
.... Claude HICKS, interred IOOF Cem. Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR (mfn). William married second
.... Fannie WALL (mfn).
.. Notes: William and family lived in Morris, Oklahoma for about 20 years, returned to Oregon, went back to Oklahoma, then Kansas and finally returned to Oregon.
..Children:
....i. Marion FORGEY, born 13 Nov 1907, Morris, OK, married first 11 May 1929
.......... Hilda Mae HOCKLEY (mfn), born 17 Feb 1908 Elmira OR, died 23 Dec 1973 (mfn), 4 children, married second
.......... Francisca Mendoza ROGRIGUIS (mfn).
....ii. Mable Olive FORGEY, born 17 Sept 1910 (di) Morris OK, died 31 Dec 1991 Lane Co., OR (di), married Eugene, Lane Co., OR (mfn)
.......... Daniel Fredrick MORGAN, son of Robert MORGAN and Elizabeth (GREEN) (mfn), born 23 July 1903 (di) Bagley, MI (mfn), died 11 Sept 1990 Lane Co., OR (di), adopted 2 girls, lived in Horton, Lane Co., OR.
....iii. Burton Howard FORGEY, born 24 Oct 1913 Bald Hill, OK (mfn), married
.......... Pearl PRATHER (mfn), born 3 July 1918 (di), died 24 April 1993 Lane Co., OR (di), had 4 children, resided Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR (mfn).
....iv. Alpine FORGEY
....v. son
....vi. son
..References:
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.


.... Ruth Ella FORGEY, dau of William Alexander FORGEY and Hannah (MICHAEL), born 4 March 1870 (bio), married first 25 July 1888 Curry Co., OR (Curry Roots book 3 vol 3 p11)
.... Oscar MILLER, son of Lewis Byrum MILLER (1814-1875) and Mary Catherine (SAPPINGTON) (1821-1863) and brother of Edward (mfn), living Walla Walla WA 1896, married second
.... ___ DEGRAFF
... Children:
....?. Carrie MILLER, married
.......... R. CROW 1 child (mfn).
....?. Calvin MILLER (mfn).
....?. Sylvester MILLER (mfn) perhaps born 8 Sept 1893 (ssdi), died 6 Dec 1978 Multnomah Co., OR (di) living in Portland, OR (ssdi) had wife
.......... Leila (di).
....?. Earnest MILLER (mfn).
....?. Marvin MILLER (mfn).
... References:
..... (mfn) Family group sheets from Marjorie Farris Nichols.


*******4th G Children of Children of Riley (di) DAVIDSON and Cyrrena FARRIS ******

.... Sarah Alice DAVIDSON, born 21 June 1890, Smith River, Del Notre Co., CA (gma), died 17 (gma) or 7 (gma,di) Feb 1959 (di) Portland (gma), Multnomah Co., OR (di as Alice S.), interred Bandon, Coos Co., OR (gma), married 7 April 1910 (mi) Coquille (gma), Coos Co., OR (di)
.... Arthur Pinkston SARGENT son of Oscar Dunwreath SARGENT and Annie Barker (LAIRD) (gma), born 4 July 1878 (cem), died 21 (cem) or 22 (di) Oct 1946 (di) Coquille (gma), Coos Co., OR (di), interred Knights of Pythias Cem., Coos Co., OR (cem). She married second
.... Ray (gma) or Rayburn (di) LEWIS, perhaps the Rayburn B. who died 19 Dec 1959 OR (di).
...Children:
....i. Alpha Bethel or Bessie Alpha (di) SARGENT, born 30 (gma) Sept 1910 (di) Bandon, Coos Co., OR, died 1 Feb 1971 (di) Coos Bay (gma), Coos Co., OR (di), married
.......... Leo E. COTTOR born 23 Aug (di) or 8 Sept (gma) 1900 (di) Bend, Deschutes Co., OR died 16 March 1980 Coos Co., OR (di) with wife Elizabeth (di).
....ii. Agnes Pearl SARGENT, born 24 March 1912 (di) Bandon, Coos Co., OR, died 17 July 1986 Douglas Co., OR (di), married 19 Jan 1931 (gma)
.......... Norman William HALTER born 10 March 1905 (di), died 23 May 1986 Douglas Co., OR (di)..
....iii. Bertha Lavelle SARGENT, born 9 July 1914 (di) Bandon, Coos Co., OR (gma), died 28 Aug 1991 (di) Coos Bay (gma) Coos Co., OR (di), married
.......... Bud PELLET, married second
.......... Dewey BROWN, married third Carol M. "Tiny" JOHNSON (gma), born 1 Sept 1905 (di), died 26 Feb 1987 Coos Co., OR (di).
....iv. Florence Barker SARGENT, born 5 Aul 1918 Bandon, Coos Co., OR, married 26 Oct 1939 Myrtle Point, Coos Co., OR (gma)
.......... George Riley ANTHONY, born 26 April 1918 (di), died 21 Dec 1988 Coos Co., OR (di).
....v. ? SARGENT, born ca 1922 Bandon, Coos Co., OR., probably the Arthur Douglas who died 15 March 1922
....vi. female SARGENT, born 1924 Bandon, Coos Co., OR.
....vii. June Irene SARGENT, born 2 July 1926 (di) Bandon, Coos Co., OR (gma). died 22 Dec 1993 Coos Co., OR (di) married 9 Feb 1946 Myrtle Point, Coos Co., OR (gma)
.......... William S. BROWN.
....viii. female SARGENT, born 1930 Bandon, Coos Co., OR, married 23 Nov 1947 Coquille, Coos Co., OR (gma)
.......... Elton Keith MAYSE, born 22 Aug 1925 (di), died 31 Aug 1993 Coos Co., OR (di).
...References:


*******4th Gen. Children of David SAUNDERS and Margaret MITCHELL ******

.... Mary Emmaline SAUNDERS, dau of David SAUNDERS and Margaret MITCHELL, born 21 Feb 1895, Woodstock (Portland) OR, died 2 Oct 1957 (di) Oregon City (), Clackamas Co. OR (di), married 2 Oct 1913 Multnomah Co., OR (not in mi),
.... Joseph Lawrence PROHASKA, apparently the one who died 24 Feb 1967 Linn Co., OR (di) with spouse
.... Genevieve who died 21 Jan 1968 Linn Co., OR (di).
...Children:
....i. Lawrence Joseph PROHASKA, born 17 July 1914 Portland, OR , married first
.......... Christine DeCAMP, married second
.......... Eleanor PLUID. 1 child by each.
....ii. Louise Frances PROHASKA, born 26 April 1917 Ingram Island, Monroe OR, married
.......... William MASSEY and had 2 children.
....iii. Leslie Boyce PROHASKA, born 3 July 1919, Ingram Island, Monroe OR, died 28 Oct 1997 living Seattle WA (ssdi), married 13 Oct 1942 Vancouver, Clark Co., WA
.......... Gloria Irene WALLACE and had 3 children.

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