The Kelsay Family
GEORGE AND PERMELIA (GIPSON) KELSAY FAMILY
George W. Kelsay, born May 13, 1817 (tombstone) or May 31, 1817 (his brother John's family bible) in Wayne County, Kentucky (the 1850 census states Kentucky) or Greene County, Tennessee (some Kelsay genealogists state his parents were still in this county at the time of his birth). George was raised in Wayne County and married there on January 12, 1838 to Permelia Catherine Gipson (known as Millie), daughter of Larkin and Elizabeth (Austin) Gipson, born August 19, 1819 in Wayne County, Kentucky. Larkin Gipson was son of Stephen Gipson, son of Isaac Gipson, born 1683 in England, and came to North Carolina with his parents. On the 1850 census it states George was a farmer in Wayne County and that his farm was valued at $120. The following year George and Millie, with their young family, joined other members of the Kelsay family and traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, (a family story states that Millie walked all the way), and from here took a boat by way of the Mississippi and Missouri River to their new farm in Ray County, Missouri. Most members of the family became afflicted with malaria in this county, but it is not known if this was the cause of George's death there on March 11, 1859. He was buried in the Sylar Cemetery near Taitsville. In 1861, Millie and her children joined the Harriman Party (which consisted of at least sixteen members of the Kelsay family. The story of this trek is written about in another section of this book. When they eventually reached California the Kelsays settled in Lake County, California. Millie took up a farm near the present town of Finley, where she remained until her death on July 3, 1902. She is buried in the Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport.
CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND PERMELIA (GIPSON) KELSAY:
1) John M. Kelsay, born August 1841 in Wayne County, Kentucky. At about the age of ten he accompanied his parents to Ray County, Missouri, and ten years later was a member of the Harriman Wagon Train to California. The family story is that John was "simple minded" and spent his life working on his mother's farm in Lake County, California. John, who never married, died there February 5, 1903 and is buried next to his mom in the Hartley Cemetery.
2) Margaret Kelsay, born June 13, 1842 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. At the age of nine she journeyed with her parents to Ray County, Missouri. She remained there until the early days of the Civil War, when she came by wagon with her mother in the Harriman Party to California and settled in Kelseyville, Lake County. She married there on September 6, 1863 to Ethelbert Jefferson Clanton, son of John and Mary (Griggs) Clanton, born May 1, 1832 near Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. (He is second cousin to Ike and Billy Clanton of the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona). Accompanying his parents in 1853 by wagon over the plains to Yolo County, California, he at once took up a quarter section of land and threw his whole energy and application into the task of cultivating and improving it. Subsequently he sold his ranch to his brother Drury and employed himself in the carpenter trade, moving to Lake Co., California, and met and married Margaret. Ethelbert and Margaret remained in Lake County where he carried on his carpenter trade until about 1870, when they moved to Cache Creek outside of Woodland in Yolo County. Margaret died from breast cancer on September 30, 1872, and is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Kelseyville. Ethelbert continued on as a carpenter in Woodland. He was now left with two small daughters, so advertised in a Missouri newspaper stating he was looking for a wife, which resulted in his second marriage to Mary Kettle, daughter of James and Charlotte (Stewart) Kettle, born in Indiana. He went by train to Missouri to meet her and to bring her back to California with him, and supposedly failed to inform her of his two daughters who were probably quite a surprise for her when she reached her new home. The two daughters did not get on well with their stepmother, so spent a considerable amount of time with their grandmother Kelsay in Kelseyville. In 1881, Ethelbert decided to return to ranch life and purchased forty acres which he set out to raise pears, plums, peaches, apples, apricots, almonds and figs, reserving a good portion of his land for his vineyard, which proved remunerative beyond his expectations, the soil and climate of northern California being especially adapted for the cultivation of grapes. In 1890 he was listed as a vinyardist. Ethelbert sold his ranch in July of 1903 to John Duncan, and later built his fine residence in Woodland at the corner of North and Second Streets where he lived, practically retired from active duties. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, being past grand of his lodge and past chief patriarch of the encampment. He died on March 18, 1915 in Woodland, Yolo County, California.
3) Elizabeth Evaline Kelsay, born June 17, 1847 in Wayne County, Kentucky. She went to Ray County, Missouri with her parents as a young girl, and as a young teenager made the trek to California with her mother in the Harriman Party. She married in Kelseyville, Lake County, California on September 6, 1865 to Mack Mathews, son of William and Martha (Malloy) Mathews, born April 4, 1840 near Shelbyville, Indiana. The Mathews moved to Polk County, Missouri, and in 1856 Mack came with his parents to Lake County, California. Mack was a farmer, and later held the office of School Superintendent and County Coroner. He was also an accomplished violinist, and there is a picture of him with his violin at the Lakeport Museum in Lake County. It was told that Mack's memory at times would fail him, which resulted in several comical situations for him. One day he brought his wife into town in their wagon, and later returned home forgetting to pick up his wife. He then had to drive back into town to retrieve her. Another time Mack was in town and stopped by the post office to pick up his mail. When the postal clerk asked him for his name he drew a blank and couldn't remember. He walked outside and a passerby said, "Good morning, Mack." "That's it," Mack replied, and he went back in the post office and gave his name. Elizabeth died there on March 17, 1899 and is buried in the Hartley Cemetery. Mack married (2) Rozilla McKenzie. Mack died January 25, 1924 and is buried next to his Elizabeth.
4) Barthena Kelsay, born December 20, 1849 in Wayne County, Kentucky. She came to California in the Harriman Party in 1861 after living ten years in Missouri. Her cousin, Nancy Allen, was a witness at her marriage on April 26, 1866 in Lake County, California to Edwin Henderson Gordon, son of Andrew Jackson Gordon and Margaret Capell, born June 30, 1845 in Jackson County, Missouri. At the age of one year, Edwin came with his parents by wagon train to California. They resided for some time in Mendocino and Lake Counties, California, where he was a farmer, before moving to Slater, Coryell County, Texas. Edwin and Barthena had a ranch there. He died there on May 17, 1912. Barthena came back to California to stay with a daughter in Oakley, Contra Costa County, where she died April 19, 1920. They are both buried in the Slater Cemetery in Coryell Co., Texas.
5) William Henry Kelsay, born August 8, 1851 in Wayne County, Kentucky. He was taken as an infant to their new home in Ray County, Missouri, and at the age of ten made that eventful cross-country wagon train trek to Lake County, California. He worked on his mother's farm in his early days. According to the 1880 census, it states he was "burned", probably the result of some accident with fire. Perhaps this was a result from what some of his acquaintances referred to when stating "he was reckless in his youth". Known as "Black Bill", he was quite famous in the horse racing circles of Northern California, being a jockey and stable owner for many years. He resided many years in Hopland, Mendocino County, but when he took ill he was taken to the home of a niece in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, where he died November 1, 1923. He never married. It is said he is buried in an unmarked grave in Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport, California.
6) Jeanette Rankin Kelsay, known as Jennie, born January 6, 1854 in Ray County, Missouri. Coming to California at the age of seven, she was among the number of children who had to walk (along with the adults) the 600 miles from Idaho to California after the wagon train was attacked by Indians. She married in Lake County on June 28, 1871 to Rough Mathews, son of William and Martha (Malloy) Mathews, born May 30, 1846 in Missouri. He came to California with his parents when he was about ten years old. Rough died at Lower Lake, Lake Co., California on November 7, 1880. Jennie married (2) in Lake County on March 23, 1886 to William Krumdick, born 1850 in New York State. They moved to Mendocino County, California, where William went into the freighting business. He died in Middletown, Napa Co., California on February 13, 1887 and is buried in Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport. She then went to work in Mendocino County as a cleaning woman and also waited upon tables at a public hotel in Lakeport to support herself and young daughter, as well as maintaining the action to recover the estate of her deceased husband, William Krumdick. Jennie's third husband was Mr. Byrnes (probably John P. Byrnes of Mendocino County, who died there October 19, 1914). After the death of her third husband, Jennie resided several years with her brother William in Hopland, Mendocino County. She died in Santa Rosa, California on March 29, 1924, and is said to be buried in an unmarked grave in Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport.
7) Larkin Kelsay, born August 26, 1856 in Ray County, Missouri. During the trek to California in 1861, a family story states that Larkin was rolled up in a bedroll so the Indians would not find him. Larkin told much of the story to a Lake County Historian and it is from his account that we learn some of the details of this trek. He worked on his mother's pear farm, and later became a teamster. He hauled bark and other supplies over the mountains to Cloverdale, which was the railhead. He also hauled supplies to Fort Bragg on the seacoast. Larkin married in Kelseyville, Lake County, California on January 14, 1883 to Martha Jane "Jennie" Reeves, daughter of Elijah and Martha (Lamphier) Reeves, born May 7, 1860 in Kelseyville, Lake County, California. (Note: There is also an interesting story about Elijah Reeves' trek west to California). In 1891, while Larkin was driving a tanbark wagon, accompanied by his wife and young son, the horses ran off and the brakes broke. The three riders had to jump from the runaway wagon and the boy was killed. Jennie hit a tree stump, breaking her hip, which resulted in her losing her leg. About 1902 they moved to Turlock, and Modesto before settling in Stokton. Larkin was a stock farmer and raised peas and sweet potatoes at these locations Larkin was afflicted many years with asthma which caused him some difficulty at times. Larkin died from gangrene in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., California on February 10, 1925; Jennie died September 12, 1937 in Stockton or Sacramento. Larkin's wish to be buried in Lakeport in Lake County was not carried out due to bad roads at the time, so was buried in Park View Cemetery between Stockton and Mantecca. Jennie is buried beside him. Friends of Larkin have told us that he was tall and lean, standing over six feet and weighed only about 130 pounds. They also said he wore a large mustache and full of fun, having a very mischievous nature. Larkin changed the spelling of his surname to Kelsey.
8) George A. Kelsay, born December 14, 1858 in Ray County, Missouri, and brought at the age of three to Lake Co., California where he died at the age of eleven years on January 15, 1870. He was buried in the old Pioneer Cemetery in Kelseyville.
CHILDREN OF ETHELBERT AND MARGARET (KELSAY) CLANTON (#2):
9) Josephine Ada Clanton, born August 16, 1864 in Lakeport, Lake County, California. She married there on May 6, 1885 to James Buchanan England, son of Riley and Susan (Adams) England, born January 31, 1857 in Callaway County, Missouri. James had moved as a young boy to Davis County, Iowa, and wrote the following account of his crossing the plains by covered wagon to California, leaving Omaha, Nebraska May 1864 and arrived in California in December of that year. He writes, "Well, as the Civil War was still raging and my folks did not want to take any part in it as they had people in it on both sides. So the excitement was running pretty great about California, lot of gold and government land to take up, so Pa and Uncle John got the fever and made up their minds to go too and get some and be out of the war. Concluded they would take their chances with the wild red skins. So Pa took me over to a neighbor close by to get him to make me a pair of shoes. He told me to send him a chunk of gold as big as my foot when I get to California. I thought we could pick it up anywhere, but got awfully fooled. Now all being ready, we started to load up and that did not take long. Our camp outfit, our corn and supplies. Sheet iron stove, Dutch oven, frying pan and a coffee pot. Some tin cups to drink coffee out of. Tin plates, iron handle knives and forks. Now the live freight: Pa, Ma, Uncle John, myself, Johnny, Lizzie, Joe and a dog called Ring. We started off across the prairie to Omaha where we cross the Missouri River before we could go on. When we got to the river at Omaha there was but few wagons so the government wouldn't let us go til there was wagons enough to make a train of sixty or seventy wagons on account of the Indians being bad. So we stayed a few days and waited for more wagons. There was a town of Pawnee Indians camped there and they had a lot of spotted ponies. Us kids sure did take notice of them. They were riding them back and forth in the river having lots of fun and we enjoyed looking on. More wagons came and they got together and elected a captain by the name of Morrow. Well, morning came for us to start out through the sage brush up South Platte River to a land we did not know where we would let up. I have often thought what a wild adventure it was. Going was slow, ten or fifteen miles a day. Sometimes we would be forced to drive twenty to get feed, wood and water. We had to use sage brush and buffalo chips, you can guess what they were. We came to a place where a train had camped. Their wagons were scattered, their feather beds ripped open, but no signs of anybody. We supposed they had all been butchered by the Indians and the coyotes had destroyed the bodies. In another place they had burned the wagons, all that was left was the irons. Oh how lonesome way out there in the wilderness, we did not know when our time would come. They never attacked us till we got way up on what was called Sweetwater Creek that ran into the Platte River. Feed was very scarce ahead of us. We came to a sign by the road side someone ahead of us had put up saying there was plenty of water and feed a half mile down south so we drove there. It was a big meadow, so we drove our wagons in a circle, as we always did, to make corral. We had our tents and done all our cooking inside the corral. That evening Pa went to the captain and asked him if he did not think he ought to put on a double guard. He answered that he did not think there would be any trouble. Pa told him he just felt like if we would have any trouble on the trip it would be there that night. The captain went ahead and put out regular two men guard, and Uncle John was one of them. About three o'clock in the morning the cattle had quit feeding and were lying down resting. Uncle John heard a roaring noise like a band of stock running and they were coming toward him. He first thought it was a herd of elk and he squatted down thinking he would shoot one as they run by. Just then they raised up on their ponies and let out a war whoop. Uncle John raised his gun to shoot and something struck his hand and knocked it down and numbed it, but he raised it again and went to shooting at them. That scared the cattle and started them to running and the Indians ran them off. The other guard yelled and ran for camp. When Uncle John got to camp his hand was paining him so he looked at it and it was all bloody. An arrow had struck the cylinder of his revolver and glanced down and split two of his knuckles on the hand he was holding his gun in. Some of the folks called attention to an arrow hanging in his coat, it had passed through all his clothes and stopped at his shirt. The Indians shot arrows into some of the cattle that were so sore footed they could not travel fast and killed them. But we had enough left that the Indians had not killed, so we doubled up and made it through. We did not loose any time getting out of there. We traveled as fast as we could but they did not bother us anymore. Once in awhile we could see a bunch a way off on their ponies watching us. There must have been three or four hundred in our train, and we only had two deaths." One of the deaths was James' nine year old brother Johnny, who drank some bad water near Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Some time after arriving in California they settled in Lake County. It was here that he met and married Josephine Clanton. James writes of this: "I had been doing quite a bit of carpentering around town, and while I was building a five room house for Uncle John one day there was a buggy drive by with a man and a girl in it. The girl had a garnet dress on. I watched to see where they went and they stopped at Grandma Kelsay's house just around the corner. Well I went ahead and finished the house and kept thinking of the girl with the garnet dress. Then I went to work for Lanoier & Norris, the butchers there in town, and helped butchering, helped in the shop and drove the delivery wagon and always stopped at Grandma Kelsay's gate, whether I sold meat or not, to see the girl. One Sunday I was at church, as I always went to church, and she and her grandma came in. When church was over I made it in my way to walk home with them and had dinner. Me and the girl went to church that night and there wasn't many evenings after that we wasn't together. One evening we went to a skating rink and during the evening the girl with the garnet dress was skating with a young fellow and he said something he ought not to have said, so she slapped him in the mouth and knocked him to his knees and left him on the floor, but he apologized. The sheriff was looking on with the rest of the crowd and he sure did laugh. He said that would learn him to keep his place and be careful what he said. We were together a great deal every evening. I worked day time. Finally we agreed we could travel the path of life together. She said she would do her part and she sure has. Well we got married one evening at her grandma's. That evening the tin cans serenade commenced and the dogs howled. The next morning the street was covered with old tin cans and pans. What a site! The band master made quite a kick about it. They had just started to serenade us when the racket started and they turned back when they heard it. I gave them a big dollar and they went up to the Brewery and filled up on beer as far as it would go. I had borrowed two hundred dollars to get married on. I had to pay for her and my suits to stand up in." James then hauled freight for many years between Lakeport and Cloverdale, and later teamed several years at Bartlett Springs. Then they sold out and moved to Geyserville, Sonoma County, where he night watched one summer and then went on a fruit ranch for a year, but fruit wasn't worth anything that fall so did not make expenses. James worked two seasons in Vacaville, Solano County in the fruit, and then rented a fruit ranch at Healdsburg, Sonoma County, and did fairly well. Next they moved to Woodland, Yolo County, where he ran a hay press for three years, but the other presses froze him out of business. James sold out and tried jobbing around town, finally disgusted they moved north to Weed, Siskiyou County in 1917. James worked in a factory there as World War I was in process. James wrote of his days after leaving Weed like this: "We have rolled around quite a lot from one place to another trying to find a good place. The old saying is a rolling stone gathers no moss, so there is no moss on our backs." James and Josephine lived their final years at the home of their son in Richmond, Alameda County, California. He died there on January 18, 1945, and Josephine passed away there on March 18, 1947.
10) Jeanette Clanton, known as Jen, born December 25, 1865 in Lakeport, Lake County, California. She married in Woodland, Yolo County, California on April 4, 1886 to Daniel Grant Hartman, known as Grant, son of William and Annie Hartman, born May 12, 1864 in Woodland, California. They moved in 1904 to Yuba City, Sutter County, California where they remained the rest of their days. Grant and Jen owned a small grocery store they operated across the River in Marysville, Yuba County. Jen died in Yuba City on September 8, 1944, and Grant died there within the following month on October 3rd. They are both buried there in the Sierra View Memorial Park Cemetery.
THE CHILDREN OF MACK AND ELIZABETH (KELSAY) MATHEWS (#3):
11) Millie Mathews, born April 4, 1866 in Lake County, California. Millie married November 1, 1888 in Lake County to Charles Gust, a native of Norway. Millie married (2) Coe Houseworth. Millie, like her father, played the violin and it is said she furnished the music for many a dance. Millie died a widow in Lake County on January 29, 1947. She had no children.
12) Martha Jane Mathews, born 1867 in Lake County, California. She married in 1890 to William N. Thompson. She died prior to 1924.
13) Lola Ann Mathews, known as Annie, born October 27, 1869 in Lake County, California. She married Bower Boone, son of Peter Tribble and Laura (Bower) Boone. This Peter Boone was the great grandson of Squire Boone, brother to Daniel Boone. Annie died before 1924.
14) George R. Mathews, born May 4, 1872 in Lake County, California. He died there September 21, 1896.
15) William Wright Mathews, born November 8, 1875 in Lake County, California. He married there on September 18, 1909 to Caroline Keane, born June 2, 1873 in San Francisco, California. William, who was a farmer, died in Lake County on June 30, 1937.Caroline died November 17, 1955 in Palo Alto, California.
16) Lucy Mathews, born 1877 in Lake County, California; she married there on November 30, 1898 to Joseph H. Campbell. Lucy died in this same county November 25, 1902.
17) Nettie Mathews, born 1881 in Lake Co., California; she died there June 20, 1902.
18) Ida Mathews, born in Lake County, California, and is said by family relatives that she was probably a twin sister to Nettie, and was raised in a shoe box because she was so small. She died prior to 1924, probably in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California. It is believed that she was married but husband's name unknown by her brothers descendents.
19) Maude Mathews, died in infancy.
THE CHILDREN OF EDWIN AND BARTHENA (KELSAY) GORDON (#4):
20) Margaret Permelia Gordon, born March 24, 1867 in Lake County, California. She married in 1882 to James Trabue Hill, born April 1, 1859 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. They lived on their fruit farm in Oakley, Contra Costa County, California, where Margaret died 1923 and James died 1945.
21) Edwin Larkin Gordon, known as Larkin, born April 13, 1869 in San Luis Obispo County, California. Larkin never married. He moved with his parents to Coryell County, Texas, where he died in 1900.
22) Leo Boone Gordon, born January 2, 1877 in Lake County, California. He accompanied his parents to their ranch in Slater, Coryell County, Texas. He attended the Baylor Medical School of Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas. Leo married in 1907 to Clara Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Charles and Katherine (Arnold) Brown. Before her marriage, Clara had attended Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, and taught in the Gatesville Public School. They lived on the family ranch in Slater until 1911 when they moved to Gatesville, Texas, where in 1913 he and his brother-in-law, James Oscar Brown, bought the City Drug Store. Besides being the druggist at his store, Leo continued to operate the ranch, as well as serve as a director of the Guaranty Bank and Trust Company and as a Methodist steward. Clara was an active member and leader of the First Baptist Church, and gave liberally of her time to civic enterprises. A fountain to her memory was erected in Raby Park by the Morris Federation Club in appreciation for her contributions to the club as president for many years and for her leadership of many organizations in Gatesville. Unfortunately the memorial was later destroyed by vandals. Clara died in Coryell County, Texas on October 27, 1927; Leo died there September 13, 1937.
THE CHILD OF ROUGH AND JEANETTE (KELSAY) MATHEWS (#6):
23) Elizabeth Myra Mathews, born May 7, 1873 in Lake County, California. She married in San Francisco, California on April 14, 1900 to Garrett Marion Kidd, son of Richard and Frances (Gray) Kidd, born April 28, 1880 at Mark West Spring, Sonoma County, California. Garrett was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and afterward took up the occupation of bartender. They resided in Santa Rosa, California, and later in San Francisco. In later years they separated. Garrett died in San Francisco on February 20, 1941; Elizabeth died there May 15, 1943.
THE CHILDREN OF LARKIN AND MARTHA "JENNIE" (REEVES) KELSEY (#7):
24) Raymond Cleveland Kelsey, born August 1, 1885 (tombstone) or January 28, 1885 (family bible) in Lake County, California; he was killed there in a tanbark wagon accident on August 27, 1891, and is buried in Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, California.
25) Ethel Ray Kelsey, born September 21, 1892 in Lake County, California; she married on January 21, 1912 in San Joaquin County, California to Stewart Frank Carlile, son of John W. Carlile, born January 20, 1891 in Arkansas. Stewart was a seller of peanuts and candy on the train. They were later divorced. Ethel married (2) on October 18, 1927 to Ralph Francis McHugh, who was from San Francisco, California. Ethel worked as a registered nurse. Stewart, her first husband, died February 28, 1969 in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California. Ethel died March 12, 1942 in Los Angeles County, California. She is buried near her parents in Park View Cemetery near Stockton, California.
26) Elvin Larkin Kelsey, born June 1, 1894 in Kelseyville, Lake County, California. Elvin (also spelled Elvyn and Elbin) was married twice (his first wife's name is not known and they were divorced). Elvin married (2) in San Joaquin County, California on April 10 or 15, 1918 to Edith Edna Gray, daughter of John and Sarah (Porter) Gray, born July 6, 1894 in Fruitpost, Michigan. Elvin served in the armed forces during World War I. He later worked as a barber and a tree surgeon. Elvin was also a gambler in San Francisco, and for a time had a salmon fishing cannery on the Russian River that he had won; he also won a gold mine and at another time won a brewery, so it sounds as if his gambling paid off at times. Elvin and Edith later lived in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, where Edith died December 26, 1960. Elvin died there by falling from a tree (apparently he was working at this time as a tree surgeon) on November 13, 1961.
27) Naomi Caroline Kelsey, born May 30, 1897 in Kelseyville, Lake County, California. She married in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., California on June 21, 1919 to William McKinney Erwin, son of George and Hettie (Chapman) Erwin, born November 5, 1892 in Calhoun, Kentucky. Naomi was working as a saleslady at the time of her marriage. William was a brakeman and conductor for the railroad. Naomi was killed in an automobile accident in Buena Park, Orange County, California on December 24, 1958, and is buried in the nearby city of Pasadena. William died in Los Angeles County from cancer on January 6, 1965. They had no children.
28) Kathryn Pauline Kelsey, born August 28, 1899 in Kelseyville, Lake County, California. Pauline married by 1925 in Stockton, California to Tom Courser; she married (2) sometime before 1937 to Farrell E. McKean. They resided in Hollywood, California for several years before settling in the nearby community of Pasadena. Farrell owned a very successful telephone exchange in Beverly Hills, California, and also one in Orange County. Farrell died in Pasadena in 1962 and Pauline died there November 16, 1968. They are buried there in the Catholic Cemetery. They had no children.
29) Ruth R. Kelsey, born December 15, 1901 in Kelseyville, California. She married in Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California on December 25, 1920 to James Henry Kroh Jr., son of James and Nellie (Mateson) Kroh, born April 20, 1899 in Ripon, Stanislaus Co., California. James joined the U.S. Navy during World War I, and served in sea duty in the Atlantic. After the war James became a civil engineer. At the outbreak of World War II he again entered the Navy and was with the Seabee's in the Pacific, including the battle at Guadalcanal. He remained in the Navy until 1954, and then continued in his career as civil engineer. Ruth died in Sacramento, California on August 4 (or 10), 1969. James afterwards resided in Walnut Creek, California with his daughter and dog named Skippy. He died there December 9, 1980.
CHILDREN OF JAMES B. AND JOSEPHINE (CLANTON) ENGLAND (#9):
30) James Leroy England, born September 4, 1886 in Woodland, Yolo County, California. Roy, as he was known, married on March 14, 1908 in Woodland to Ella Amelia Moore, daughter of William Wiley Moore and Sarah Bell Burnam, born May 21, 1889 in New Bloomfield, Callaway County, Missouri. They lived on a farm near Weed, Siskiyou County, California, and later moved to the town of Eureka in Humboldt County. Roy worked there for twenty years in the maintenance shop for the state highway department. He helped build a road at Trinidad. They left Eureka after his work there to Chico, California, where he did gardening work for several homes. From Chico they moved to Napa, California, where he had a parrot named Polly that would whistle at girls as they walked down the street. Their next move brought them to Lakeport, Lake County, California, where they resided the remainder of their days. Roy raised several parakeets and contributed much information on the Lake County history to the historical society there, and was very active in tracing the genealogy of the England, Clanton and Kelsey families. Ella, who was of the Christian Science religion, refused any medication and passed away from cancer in Lakeport on February 7, 1959. Roy married (2) in this town on January 22, 1960 for companionship to his cousin Isabelle Lovina Berry Staley, widow of Clarence Staley and daughter of George Herod Berry and Martha Isabelle England, born January 8, 1896 in Sonoma County, California. Roy died July 25, 1961 in Lakeport, Lake County, California. Isabelle died in Santa Clara County, California on February 24, 1965.
31) Elma Leo England, born September 17, 1889 in Lakeport, Lake County, California. She married in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California on November 22, 1906 to William Donald McKillop, son of Ronald and Bessie (Goodhue) McKillop, born February 12, 1883 in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. He was raised in New York and Oregon, finally coming to California with his parents, his father being a Baptist minister who performed their wedding. It was Elma that told stories to her grandchildren (the authors of this history) about being related to the Clantons at the Gunfight at the O. K. Corral that inspired them in later years to do this research on the family. Will worked for the Weed Lumber Company in Weed, Siskiyou County, California, and one evening after a dinner he remarked on how good the meal had been, and inquired as to what type of steak he had just eaten. He was told it was rattlesnake steak, and the thought of this caused him to leave the table and get sick. In later years he said it tasted somewhat like chicken. Another time at this lumber camp, Will provided a silver dollar to a man that was a sharpshooter who placed a well aimed bullet through the silver piece; Will kept the dollar as a souvenir. They moved to Woodland, Yolo County, California, where Will worked for the Diamond Watch Company. About 1912 they left California and sailed to their new home on the Island of Hawaii, where they lived on the Kona Coast in the town of Kealakekua. Problems arose in their marriage here and they were divorced on May 1, 1925, Elma taking her two young sons with her back to California; their daughter followed soon thereafter. Will married (2) to Chiyo Murakami, born May 10, 1901 in Hawaii. William passed away December 24, 1954 in Honolulu from prostrate cancer. Chiyo, as of 1994, still resides in that city. Elma settled in San Francisco and met a man named William Andrew Dobert, known as Bill, and they were married in San Rafael, Marin County, California on May 6, 1926. William, the son of Henry and Cathrina (Esslinger) Dobert, was born March 3, 1893 in San Francisco, California, and in 1900 lived with his brother and parents on Polk Street in that city. His father died when Bill was very young and his mother remarried a man named Carlson. Bill joined the army during World War I and served as a wagoner in France during the battles there. He told of one Christmas there when the American and German soldiers called a one day cease fire in the area he was at and they joined together in playing cards, singing Christmas songs, traded candy and cigarettes and then went back to their trenches and began shooting at each other the next day. This is a good example showing the stupidity of war. After the conflict was over Bill returned to his work at California Motors. Bill, Elma and the three children later moved to Runnymede (now East Palo Alto), and later to the nearby town of San Carlos. Shortly after his retirement from California Motors, Bill passed away from a heart attack on April 9, 1959 at his home in San Carlos. Elma remained there a short time and then sold her home and moved to Sonoma, California, and lived with her daughter. She later bought a trailer and resided in Novato, California, and finally at the home of her daughter in that town where they had moved in 1960. Elma enjoyed canning various fruits and making ceramics. She also had a talent of discerning people and their hidden motives and also she seemed to be able to know that certain things had happened without having to be told about them. Elma died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California on June 9, 1965.
32) Josephine Minita England, known as Nita, was born November 24, 1894 in Lakeport, California. She married on April 19, 1913 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Henry Clay Howard, known as Clay, born September 20, 1887 in Lookout, Modoc County, California. His parents had come to California by covered wagon and near Alturas, California, had been attacked by Indians. Clay grew up on his parents ranch, and as a boy became a horse lover and remained so all of his days. As a young man, Clay moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon, and found employment there with the fire department, working as a fireman for twenty years, retiring at that time due to ill health. At this time he leased a ranch in the Klamath River Canyon for one dollar and they lived there for nine months, at which time a fire burned the ranch to the ground. They then moved to Rocky Point, off of Highway 140, where they had another ranch. They remained here until the outbreak of World War II. They then moved to Klamath Falls where Clay was the caretaker for the fairgrounds. He died in that city on March 13, 1950. Nita then moved to California to be near her brothers and sisters, and found work as a table waitress in a restaurant and also cooked and kept the house for a person in poor health. Nita married (2) October 4, 1958 to David Matthews, sort of a fast talking con man that took her for what money she had. The marriage did not last long. Nita lastly was living in Lakeport, California, where she suffered a stroke and was confined to a nursing home for several years. She died there on Mar. 1, 1970. Nita was buried beside Clay in Klamath Falls, Ore.
33) Edward Cairrel England, known as Ted, was born in Lakeport, California on June 20, 1899. Ted served in the army during World War I, and after his return from Europe he married (1) to Hilda Heiti, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Sayre) Heiti, born September 25, 1897 in Cawyers, Siskiyou County, California. Hilda died soon afterwards on Nov. 8, 1925 in Richmond, California. Ted married (2) January 14, 1928 in Oakland, California to Sigred Wiehelmina Ikola, known as Billie, daughter of Oskar and Margerta (Jaakala) Ikola, born November 21, 1899 in Frontier, Wyoming. Ted worked with his brother-in-law, Clifford Neuffer, in his electrical business for a short time and then obtained employment with Standard Oil Company in Richmond, California. After his retirement Ted and Billie traveled the world over, visiting most of the seven continents. Billie died in Santa Rosa, California on February 3, 1982; Ted passed away there on May 27, 1985. They had no children.
34) Helen Irene England, known as Irene, born January 27, 1904 in Healdsburg, California. Irene married in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on Sept 23, 1922 to William Clifford Neuffer, son of Wilhelm Eduard and Clara (Kelly) Neuffer, born Oct 20, 1895 in Yreka, California. Clifford, as he was known, lost both of his parents when he was very young. He served in World War I, as an aircraft mechanic in San Antonio, Texas with the Signal Corps, which one day would become the U.S. Air Force. After the war he traveled to Weed, California, where he obtained a job maintaining rolling stock for the Weed Lumber Company. In 1925 Clifford established his own business, Neuffer Electric. In 1931 Irene and Clifford moved to Mount Shasta, California.Cliff, being quite civic minded, served on the school board and helped organize the Mount Shasta Athletic Club, and was serving as president in 1937.
Among his many interests were restoring antique cars, learning of his and Irene's family history, antiqueing, discussing politics, bartering things such as a car, a boat or perhaps a log splitter. He was very fond of baseball, sometimes watching one game on the television and listening to another on the radio at the same time. They also both enjoyed traveling, be it on the road in this country or to such far away lands as New Zealand or Germany. In later years, due to poor health, they sold their Clear Lake home and returned to Sacramento to be near their children and their doctors. Clifford died there Mar 10, 1988; Irene died there in January of 1992.
CHILDREN OF GRANT AND JEANETTE (CLANTON) HARTMAN (#10):
35) Leta B. Hartman, born Feb 24, 1887 in Woodland, Yolo Co., California. She married in Marysville, Yuba Co., California on Nov 30, 1908 to Adrian Edmond Androus, son of Hurlbert and Nora Cornell) Androus, born February 5, 1886 in California. Adrian worked on the gold dredges for many years and later was a grocer in Leta's parents store in Marysville. Leta died in Yuba City, California on May 3, 1934; Adrian died Nov. 12, 1962 in Marysville.
36) Ethelbert D. Hartman, born November 21, 1890 in Woodland, Yolo County, California. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I, and afterwards was a blacksmith in Yuba City, California. He married there on August 18, 1923 to Dorris J. Adams, daughter of Charles and Kittie (Allen) Adams, born January 12, 1902 in California. She was a stenographer. Ethelbert died from a self inflicted gun shot wound in Yuba City on Oct 3, 1932. Dorris, who continued making her residence in Yuba City, died in Contra Costa County, California, on February 27, 1980.
37) Marguerita Hartman, born November 12, 1893 in Woodland, Yolo County, California. She married (1) in Marysville, Yuba County, California, on June 18, 1915 to Muriel Stafford Eastman, son of H.G. and Nellie (Stafford) Eastman, born about 1892 in California. Muriel was a machinist. Marguerita married (2) between 1934 and 1944, probably in San Francisco, to Clarence R. Dewey, born December 3, 1892. He was an accountant for one of the large steel companies in San Francisco. Clarence died in that city on May 15, 1965; Marguerita died June 6, 1965 in Sacramento. She had no children.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND MARTHA (MATHEWS) THOMPSON (#12):
38) Clyde Thompson, born in California.
39) Melcina Thompson, born in Lake County, California. She married David A. Guinnar, born December 28, 1884 in California. They resided in Santa Rosa, California, and later Melcina went to San Francisco to live. David died August 15, 1964 in Oakland, California.
40) May Thompson, born May 24, 1896 in California (probably Lake County). May married (1) Mr. Wilcox; (2) Mr. Powers; and (3) Mr. Lotter. May moved to Nevada and was residing 1965 in Las Vegas; she died March 1972 in Carson City, Nevada.
41) Vincent Thompson, born September 20, 1901 in California. He worked as a farm laborer and never married. Vincent died March 11, 1968 in San Mateo, California, and is buried in the Pillar Cemetery in Half Moon Bay, California.
42) Eva Thompson, born in California (probably Lake County). She married Alfred J. Hocking, son of John and Sara (Trevick) Hocking, born May 15, 1889 in England. Alfred died January 12, 1971 in San Bruno, San Mateo County, California. Eva married (2) to a Mr. Malone.
CHILD OF BOWER AND LOLA ANN (MATTHEWS) BOONE (#13):
43) Kirk E. Boone, born 1892 in Lake County, California. Kirk married Cecile Beckerman, born March 27, 1896. They resided in Los Angeles County, where was a prominent lawyer. He died in Whittier, Los Angeles County, on January 4, 1957; Cecile died February 1975 in Long Beach, California.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM WRIGHT AND CAROLINE (KEANE) MATHEWS (#16):
44) Margaret Evelyn Mathews, born August 8, 1910 in Lake County, California. She married Charles Causse, born June 26, 1910 in California. He worked as a billing clerk, and Margaret worked as a registered nurse. They resided in Sonoma County, San Francisco, Santa Clara County, and finally in La Habra, Orange County, where Charles died August 27, 1991.
45) Ruth Annabell Mathews, born June 4, 1918 in Lake County, California. She married on June 4, 1938 in Reno, Nevada to James Harvey McConnell, son of Roy and Beulah McConnell, born September 7, 1916 in Pennsylvania. They reside in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California.
CHILD OF JOSEPH AND LUCY (MATHEWS) CAMPBELL (#16):
46) Jack Campbell, born in Lake County, California.
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND MARGARET (GORDON) HILL (#20):
47) Herman Gordon Hill, born July 30, 1884 in Lake County, California. He married Estelle Stites, of Healdsburg, California. They resided in Berkeley, California, where Herman died in 1945. They had no children.
48) Barthenia "Bertha" Ellen Hill, born July 2, 1889 in Lake County, California. She married April 4, 1915 in Newark, Alameda County, California to Julien Milton Wagenet, born October 7, 1887 in Sandusky, Ohio. Bertha died October 13, 1977 in Winters, Yolo County, California; Julien died there on May 17, 1982.
CHILDREN OF LEO AND CLARA (BROWN) GORDON (#23):
49) Katherine Gordon, born in Texas. Graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She married John R. Murphy. They reside at Shreveport, Louisiana.
50) Camille Gordon, born in Texas. She graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Camille married Morris Roberts, and resides in Victoria, Texas.
CHILDREN OF GARRETT AND ELIZABETH (MATHEWS) KIDD (#23):
51) Harold Marion Kidd, born January 16, 1901 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. He married on December 12, 1936 in San Francisco, California to Mary Ann Mahoney, born August 11, 1908 in Massachusetts. Harold died in San Francisco on April 9, 1968; Mary died in Santa Rosa in May of 1987.
52) Vivian Kidd, born May 20, 1903 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. She married Leland H. Hodgson, born September 10, 1899. They were later divorced. Leland died April 1966 in Santa Rosa, California. Vivian married (2) Frank Enos, and they resided in Tiburon, Marin County, California, where she died December 21, 1971.
53) Donald Kidd, born 1904 in Santa Rosa, California. He married Inga (maiden name unknown). They resided in San Francisco, where Donald worked for Remington-Ran. Inga worked as a beautician. Donald died in San Francisco in 1938.
54) Elva Jeanette Kidd, born November 26, 1911 in Santa Rosa, California. She married on May 11, 1929 in San Francisco to Kenneth Theodore Ward, born July 26, 1908 in Gold Hill, Nevada. They owned the Capital Restaurant Supply in Sacramento, California. Kenneth died in Sacramento in August of 1973; Elva died there in January 1981.
CHILD OF STEWART AND ETHEL (KELSEY) CARLILE (#25):
55) Raymond F. Carlile, born November 15, 1912 in San Joaquin County, California. As a boy he enjoyed spending his summers with his uncle Elvin at his fish cannery on the Russian River. While attending college, he worked for his uncle and aunt's telephone exchange in Beverly Hills, California. Raymond married on January 21, 1945 to Florence Bent, born March 12, 1920 in Newport, Rhode Island. Ray worked thirty years as an engineer for Standard Oil, and resided in Fullerton, California. He passed away a number of years ago. Florence resides, as of 1999, with a daughter in Santa Cruz, California.
CHILD OF ELVIN KELSEY & FIRST WIFE (#26):
56) Donald Kelsey, resided in Chula Vista, San Diego County, California.
CHILDREN OF ELVIN AND EDITH (GRAY) KELSEY (#26):
57) Barbara Jean Kelsey, born November 8, 1921 in Stockton, California. She married Allen E. Walker of Pistol River, Oregon. She was a licensed vocational nurse and was supervisor at Visser's Nursing Home in Eureka, California. They resided in Fortuna, Humboldt County, since 1950, where Barbara was a member of the Fortuna Daughters of the Golden West. She died in Eureka, California, on July 9, 1965. As of 1977, Allen was still residing in Fortuna.
58) William Elmer Kelsey, born May 1, 1923 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. He married Gladys Lyall, daughter of Charles and Augustina (Berry) Lyall, born June 8, 1926 in San Diego, California. They were later divorced. William married (2) Peggy Riding. They were also divorced. He married (3) Joy M. Custer. William moved in 1969 to San Jose, California (having previously lived in both the San Diego and Stockton areas of the state), where he worked as a Psychiatric Technician at Agnews State Hospital. William died February 18, 1971 in San Jose, California, and is buried there in the Oak Hill Memorial Park.
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND RUTH (KELSEY) KROH (#29):
59) Nadine Ruth Kroh, born September 14, 1922 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. She married on May 27, 1942 in Sacramento, California, to Charles Robert Martin, born November 1, 1922 in Orangevale, California. They were later divorced. Nadine married (2) October 7, 1972 to Larry Wenzel. They reside in Sacramento, California.
60) Virginia Lee Kroh, born June 19, 1924 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. She resides, unmarried, in Walnut Creek, California.
CHILDREN OF ROY AND ELLA (MOORE) ENGLAND (#30):
61) Clarence Leroy England, born July 6, 1909 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California. He married on May 31, 1936 to Wilhelmina Agnes Besoff, born December 23, 1915. He died Humboldt Co., California on May 27, 1981.
62) Dorothy Elvena England, born November 19, 1911 in Weed, Siskiyou Co., California. Dorothy married (1) Roy Beck, born Jan 12, 1907. He died October 28, 1946. Dorothy married (2) Rollie Joseph Calvert, born December 26, 1904 in Oklahoma; Joe died December 31, 1971 in San Francisco, California. Dorothy married (3) William Lawrence. Dorothy resides in Santa Rosa, California.
63) Wendell Raymond England, born May 31, 1917 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California. Wendell married on April 2, 1938 to Margaret Josephine Susan, born September 11, 1918 in Arcata, Humboldt County, California. Wendell had a sharp interest in his family history and one of their enjoyments in life was traveling. Wendell passed away in Vallejo, California in May of 1989; Margaret died several years earlier (one report states September 17, 1990, but as she died earlier than Wendell that is incorrect).
64) Myrtle Ruth England, born August 16, 1919 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California. Myrtle married three times: (1) February 19, 1937 to Robert Dunlap; (2) March 5, 1943 to George Francis O'Riley, born May 23, 1902; and (3) May 10, 1957 to Donald MacPherson, born July 25, 1924.
65) Vera Bertha England, born November 1, 1921 in Weed, Siskiyou Co., California. Vera married (1) Dec 1, 1937 to Melvin Tyler; she married (2) February 3, 1946 to Charles Edward Lake, born July 29, 1911.
66) Alvin Harvey England, born December 16, 1928 in Eureka, Humboldt County, California. Alvin married on August 27, 1952 to Kathleen Drugas, born October 19, 1932.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND ELMA (ENGLAND) McKILLOP (#31):
67) Fernita Helen McKillop, born September 25, 1909 in Woodland, Yolo County, California. About 1912, Fernita and her parents left California and sailed to their new home on the Island of Hawaii, where they lived on the Kona Coast in the town of Kealakekua.
Some problems arose in her parents marriage, so her mother decided to return to California, taking Fernita with her.
Eugene Thomas Goldrup was the son of Henry and Margaret (Twiggs) Goldrup, and was born September 23, 1905 in Port Angeles, Washington. Working at KGMB, Gene saw the many hints of war with Japan come over the teletype at the radio station. She told of the events leading to their moving away from Hawaii. "Nearly everyone had a feeling before Honolulu was bombed by the Japanese that something was going to happen. Gene wanted me to bring the boys and come to the coast here in California. He would come later. That was in August 1941. I told him not unless he came too, so we left there. Then in December there was the bombing." After arriving back in California, Gene was employed by the General Electrics Radio Station KGEI. During January 1942, I accepted a position with Radio Station KQW, which later became Radio KCBS owned and operated by the Columbia Broadcasting System." Gene saw KQW grow from a tiny radio station to one of the largest in the west. He played an important part in its growth. in 1951 they moved to Sonoma, California, where they lived until 1960, at which time they moved to Novato, Marin County, California. Gene retired from KCBS in 1970, and they moved to Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, California, where he built their final home. Gene passed away in Santa Cruz, California on January 24, 1977. Fernita passed away in June 1993. They buried in Alta Mesa Cemetery, Palo Alto, California.
68) William Ronald McKillop, known as Bud, born July 4, 1916 in Kealakekua, Hawaii. When Bud was about nine years old he returned to California with his mother to live in San Francisco, and later the area of Palo Alto called Runnymede. He married in San Francisco on June 1, 1939 to Lillian Nelson (known as Snookie), daughter of Herman and Bertha (Their) Nelson, born June 9, 1915 in San Francisco. Bud worked for the Matsons Ship Company and they sent him to the Hawaiian Islands, so they moved to Honolulu for a couple of years in the early 1950s. They became homesick for their California home so they moved back to San Francisco, where they lived out the rest of their days.
69) Edwin Donald McKillop, known as Don, born November 15, 1917 in Kealakekua, Hawaii.He married on September 11, 1938 to Vivian Love, daughter of Frank and Myrtle (McNeil) Love, born May 8, 1921 in Menlo Park, California. During World War II, Don tried to enlist in the service but due to an ear problem he was not able to do so, the reason being that if poison gas was used it may penetrate him through his ear and a gas mask would be of no help. Don made a living for many years driving a big rig truck for California Motors, but due to the development of bursitis in his shoulder that prevented him from lifting heavy objects, he went to work for Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California. Vivian passed away July 18, 1967 in Menlo Park. Don married on Feb 6, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Margaret Helen Cavallero, daughter of John and Ann (Geraldi) Cavallero, born Mar 16, 1919 in San Francisco. Don died Feb 5, 1979 from cancer in Palo Alto.
CHILDREN OF CLAY AND NITA (ENGLAND) HOWARD (#32):
70) Edith Howard, born and died in September of 1914.
71) Robert Clay Howard, born May 8, 1916 Yolo County, California. He died June 1973 in Alturas, Modoc Co., Calif.
72) James Edward Howard, born May 2, 1917 in Yolo County, California. James died August 1984 in Nappance, Indiana.
73) Hazel D. Howard, born November 2, 1919.
74) Royal Raymond Howard, known as Ray, born March 19, 1921 in Siskiyou County, California. Ray resides in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he served many years as a policeman.
CHILDREN OF CLIFFORD AND IRENE (ENGLAND) NEUFFER (#34):
75) Helen Jean Neuffer, born August 12, 1923 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California. She married July 29, 1944 in San Angelo, Texas to Jack Nixon, son of John and Hilda (Vaughan) Nixon, born April 21, 1922. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, and later was advanced to the rank of Major and has been stationed in such countries as Turkey, Japan and Spain. Helen and Jack reside in Sacramento, California. They enjoy traveling.
76) William Clifford Neuffer, born November 30, 1924 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California. Bill married about 1950 to Marie Louise MacDonald. He worked with his father in the Neuffer Electrical store in Sacramento, and after his father's retire- ment took over operation. Marie passed away in the early 1990's in Sacramento, which city Bill resides as of 1994.
77) Betty June Neuffer, born June 19, 1931-2 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California. She married about 1956 to Dean Palmer, whom she later divorced. Betty June resides in Sacramento, Calif., and has raised her three children there.
CHILDREN OF ADRIAN AND LETA (HARTMAN) ANDROUS (#35):
78) Gyritha Androus, born October 11, 1909 in Marysville, Yuba County, California. She married James Oliphant, born October 9, 1909. James was a chiropractor in Sacramento, California. James and Gyritha also ran two convalescent hospitals in that city. He died in Sacramento on August 1984.
79) Berdella Androus, born March 21, 1911 in Marysville, Yuba County, California, and died there July 15, 1911.
80) Norman E. Androus, born July 15, 1912 in Marysville, Yuba County, California. Norman married Helen (maiden name unknown), born October 2, 1915. Norman worked for the PG&E Company and resided in Marysille. Helen died November 28, 1994.
81) Melvin Androus, born March 24, 1925 in Marigold, Yuba County, California. Melvin was an attorney in Yuba City, Sutter County, California. He married in that town on October 24, 1952 to Glenna Potter, a direct descendent of Patrick Henry, one of the foremost leaders for independence from England in the 1700's. Glenna was an insurance broker in Yuba City. They were still residing in that town as of 1990. They had no children.
CHILDREN OF ETHELBERT AND DORRIS (ADAMS) HARTMAN (#36):
82) Eleanor Mary Hartman, born January 24, 1925 in Live Oak, Sutter County, California. She resided in New York state.
83) Doris Hartman, born in Sutter County, California. She resided in New York State.
84) Delbert Hartman, born in Sutter County, California. He was married but had no children. Delbert was killed about 1970 in a plane accident in Yuba City, Sutter County, California.
CHILDREN OF DAVID AND MELCINA (THOMPSON) GUINNAR (#39):
85) Gordon Guinnar, born December 12, 1912 in Lake County, California. He died from accidental poisoning on September 21, 1915 in Santa Rosa, California, and buried in Kelseyville, Lake County.
86) Elaine Guinnar, born October 19, 1918 in Lake County, California.
CHILD OF ALFRED AND EVA (THOMPSON) HOCKING (#42):
87) William Hocking, born July 2, 1917 in San Francisco, California. William died August 17, 1996 in San Carlos, San Mateo County, California.
CHILDREN OF KIRK AND CECILE (BECKERMAN) BOONE (#43):
88) William R. Boone, born November 21, 1915 in Los Angeles County, California. Bill lived near Yuba City, California, and died September 1978 in Dixon, California.
89) Richard Allen Boone, born June 18, 1917 in Los Angeles County, California. Richard attended Stanford University and was a member of its boxing team. He worked for awhile in the oil fields of southern California, and then worked as a prize fighter, painter and short story writer. Richard served four years in the Navy during World War II as a gunner, and afterwards studied with the New York Actors Studio on the GI Bill. In 1947 he made his Broadway debut with Judith Anderson's Medea, and made his motion picture debut in 1951 in The Halls of Montezuma. Richard married in Los Angeles on April 27, 1951 to Clair McAloon. His career in motion pictures, often cast as a western badman (City of Badmen, The Siege at Red River, Man Without a Star, Robber's Roost, Ten Wanted Men, Star in the Dust, The Tall T, Big Jake, The Shootist and Hombre) or the good guy (Dragnet, The Alamo, The War Lord and The Raid). He also starred in three popular television series (Medic, Have Gun-Will Travel and The Richard Boone Show). From his television work, Richard was nominated four times for an Emmy Award. He also worked behind the camera as both director and producer. He died 1981 in Florida.
90) Billie Lou Boone, born Los Angeles County, California.
CHILDREN OF CHARLES AND MARGARET (MATHEWS) CAUSSE (#44):
91) Charles William Causse, born February 11, 1947 in Santa Rosa, California.
92) Robert Causse, born December 11, 1949 in San Francisco, California. They resided in Anahiem, Orange County, California.
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND RUTH (MATHEWS) McCONNELL (#45):
93) Margaret Ann McConnell, born September 17, 1939 in Lakeport, California. She married Levan Martinson.
94) Carol Louise McConnell, born September 9, 1942 in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California. She married Henry Riva.
95) Janet Evelyn McConnell, born January 3, 1951 in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California. She married there on February 27, 1971 to Larry Foord, born 1949.
96) James Harvey McConnell Jr., born August 21, 1961 in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California.
CHILDREN OF JULIEN AND BARTHENIA (HILL) WAGENET (#48):
97) Julien Milton Wagenet Jr., born in California.; married Gail Morrison. They reside in Walnut Creek, California.
98) Margaret Jean Wagenet, born June 22, 1916 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. She married on June 21, 1941 to Ellis Alva Rother, born June 26, 1916 in Antioch, California. They had their own business in San Carlos, California for thirty years, and retired in 1986.
99) Marilyn Louise Wagenet, born in California. married Walter Paul Joens, born August 13, 1919. Walter died August 1978 in Winters, California.
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND KATHERINE (GORDON) MURPHY (#49):
100) John Gordon Murphy, married Katherine Ann Burford.
101) Mary Camille Murphy.
CHILDREN OF MORRIS AND CAMILLE (GORDON) ROBERTS (#50):
102) Catherine Ann Roberts, married James Paschal McHaney.
103) John Morris Roberts, married Sharon Ann Sarenson.
CHILD OF LELAND AND VIVIAN (KIDD) HODGSON (#52):
104) Garrett Hodgson, born April 19, 1929 in San Francisco, California. He married on October 21, 1972 to Dorothy Jane Hau, and resided in Marin County, California. He died in Novato, California in November 1984.
CHILDREN OF DONALD AND INGA KIDD (#53):
105) Doreen Kidd, married Del Valle, and resided in Newport Beach, California. They have nine children (names unknown).
106) Betty Kidd, resides in Carmel, Monterey Co., California.
CHILDREN OF KENNETH AND ELVA (KIDD) WARD (#54):
107) Kenneth Garrett Ward, born March 15, 1932 in Reno, Nevada; he died soon afterwards.
108) Jean Ward, born February 7, 1934 in San Francisco, California. She married Mr. Ross (later divorced); she married (2) Mr. Olguin. She owns part ownership in the family business of Capital Restaurant Supply.
109) Kenneth Garth Patrick Ward, born April 6, 1935 in Chico, California. He married and has two children (names unknown). He resides in Sacramento, California, where he owns part ownership in the family business of Capital Restaurant Supply.
CHILDREN OF RAYMOND AND FLORENCE (BENT) CARLILE (#55):
110) Catherine Jane Carlile.
111) Cheree Renee Carlile
CHILDREN OF ALLEN AND BARBARA (KELSEY) WALKER (#57):
112) Allen E. Walker, Jr., resides in Fortuna, California.
113) Shirley Walker married Mr.Cercone of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
114) Patricia Walker.
CHILD OF WILLIAM AND GLADYS (LYALL) KELSEY (#58):
115) William Elmer Kelsey Jr., born September 21, 1943 at National City, San Diego County, California. Bill was killed in a motorcycle accident in San Diego County on May 20, 1961.
CHILD OF WILLIAM AND PEGGY (RIDING) KELSEY (#58):
116) Melody Kelsey.
CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND NADINE (KROH) MARTIN (#59):
117) Michael Robert Martin.
118) Christy Ann Martin.
CHILDREN OF CLARENCE AND WILHELMINA (BESOFF) ENGLAND (#61):
119) Albert Leroy England, born January 25, 1928 in California. He died January 22, 1955.
120) Clinton Wilbur England, born December 29, 1930 in California. He married Gloria Kite.
121) Carl Norman England.
122) Marline Louise England.
123) Wilma Jean England.
CHILDREN OF ROY AND DOROTHY (ENGLAND) BECK (#62):
124) Dolores Beck.
125) Beverly Ann Beck.
CHILDREN OF WENDELL AND MARGARET (SUSAN) ENGLAND (#63):
126) Joan Kathleen England.
127) Alene Ernesta England.
128) Raymond Leroy England
CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND MYRTLE (ENGLAND) DUNLAP (#64):
129) Barbara Jean Dunlap., born March 10, 1935.
130) Ronald Melvin Dunlap, born November 15, 1939.
CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND MYRTLE (ENGLAND) O'RILEY (#64):
131) Thomas Edward O'Riley.
CHILDREN OF MELVIN AND VERA (ENGLAND) TYLER (#65):
132) Myrna Lee Tyler.
133) Floyd Burton Tyler.
CHILDREN OF CHARLES AND VERA (ENGLAND) LAKE (#65):
134) Patrick Lake.
135) Janette Lake.
CHILDREN OF ALVIN AND KATHLEEN (DRUGAS) ENGLAND (#66):
136) Michelle England.
137) Kevin England.
138) Keith England.
139) Matthew James England.
CHILDREN OF EUGENE AND FERNITA (McKILLOP) GOLDRUP (#67):
140) Beverly Jean Goldrup, born and died on February 5, 1937 at Honolulu, Hawaii.
141) William Henry Goldrup, born at Honolulu, Hawaii Bill was a guitar player in a band and was known as "Guitar Goldie". He played on the same program with such greats as Chuck Berry, Bobby Darin and Roy Orbison. Bill married (1) in February of 1960 at Napa, California, to Jacqueline German, daughter of Pete German. Bill was employed for a time after his marriage at the Sonoma State Hospital in Eldredge, California, and then enlisted in the Army and later the Navy. He served twenty years in the Navy, retiring with the rank of First Petty Officer. Bill and Jackie were divorced in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 20, 1970. Bill married (2) on January 12, 1971 at Brewton, Alabama, to Loyce Johnson, daughter of Joseph and Martha (Wiggins) Johnson, born October 26, 1931 at McLellan, Florida. They reside in Pace, Escambia County, Florida.
142) Raymond Ronald Goldrup, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but raised in California. Ray graduated from Sonoma High School in 1959, and then attended Santa Rosa Junior College, with his major in History. Ray decided to switch his major to Drama, and graduated in 1966 with a degree Dramatics at San Francisco State College. He had acted in plays in the San Francisco area, one of his last performances being with the Julian Company in their production of "My Three Angels", in which he had a supporting role. Of the acting roles he had, his favorite was that of Yepikhodov in Checkhov's "The Cherry Orchard".
He married on September 28, 1967 at Salt Lake City, Utah, to Marilee, daughter of Rod and Eve (Chamberlain) Gunnerson, born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
One of the scripts he wrote, titled "The Innocent" earned him the Golden Spur Award as best western teleplay of 1981, as well as receiving a letter of citation from President Jimmy Carter's Board of Mental Retardation. An episode he wrote for the series, "The Waltons", was chosen with several other television shows to be shown at an institution for terminally ill people in Canada. Among his other television credits are "Little House on the Prairie", "The New Land", "Grizzly Adams" and an animated Christmas story called "The Other Wiseman." Ray was hired in 1980 to write the screenplay for the motion picture, "Windwalker", which won critical acclaim and gained Ray a best screenplay award at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. He has sold stories to children magazines, written scripts for the Mormon church's film and video productions, published a short story titled "Me and Percy Crump", a novel titled "Then Came Charlie", and has given writing seminars.
In 1977 Ray and his family moved to Utah, and now reside in that state in the town of West Jordan.
143) Thomas Charles Goldrup, born in Palo Alto, California. Tom decided very young that he wanted to be an actor, and made his first public acting debut in high school in the production of "Arsenic And Old Lace". Tom attended Santa Rosa Junior College, majoring in History, later changing his major to drama. He also appeared in productions the of "Major Barbara" and "She Loves Me. He also appeared in the Community Theatre production in Santa Rosa of "Under Milkwood". Tom graduated in 1966 and was accepted to attend a university that fall. He obtained a job constructing chain link fences along the highways in Utah and Wyoming until the snow began, and never did go to the university. After the fence construction jobs, Tom worked various temporary work with his brother Ray and also as custodians at the Salt Lake Airport for a couple of months. Tom and Ray appeared as extras in a western being filmed in Capitol Reef National Monument, and started their own film production of "Vision Of A Poet", which Ray wrote, directed and photographed, and Tom starred. Tom wrote a screenplay based on his ancestors, the Kelseys, a rather wild band of brothers in early day California history. Over the past twenty years he has also kept busy working various jobs, including he and Jim having their own video store for several years called "Brothert's Video". Tom loves to travel and the freedom of the open road, having visited most the provinces of Canada; all of the United States except Michigan; most of the western European countries, as well as some of the eastern as Romania, Greece and Hungary; Morocco; Turkey; Israel; and twice to India.
Tom also co-authored three volumes of "Feature Players". Stories Behind The Faces, which is comprised of interviews with forty film actors in each volume, not only telling the personal story and experiences of each individual actor, but through these lives the stories cover an interesting history of the acting profession in the era they lived and worked in. He is currently working on a fourth volume and another book with the same format about former child actors. And so life goes on, Tom and Jim, unmarried, reside in an old rustic wooden home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where he has written this history of the Kelsay Family.
144) James Edward Goldrup, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, and raised in Sonoma. Jim's grandmother would tell him that they were related to the Clantons who were at the O.K. Corral, and years later he and his brother Tom began working on the Clanton family history, trying to find the connection to the Tombstone, Arizona branch. This is what addicted them to family research. In 1960, the Goldrup family moved to Novato, Marin County, California, and Jim graduated from the Novato High School in 1963, having taken a drama course in his senior year. He attended Marin Junior College, majoring in Drama, and then City College of San Francisco.
Jim moved to Australia in 1966 where he lived for two years. While there, he performed in a one man show of Edgar Alan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart."
In 1969 Jim and his brother Tom moved to the Los Angeles area with the hopes of pursuing an acting career. Jim studied at the Ivor Francis Acting Workshop in West Hollywood, and worked in the CBS Playhouse production of "Sadbird." In 1972, they both moved out of southern California. In 1973 Jim and Tom settled in Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, California. For a period of time Jim worked as a custodian for the local school district. Since 1973 Jim has enjoyed his trips abroad with his brother Tom to such locales as India, Kashmir (one of his favorite spots on this ol' globe), Morocco and Europe, and several trips up into eastern Canada.
In the meantime, Jim enjoys life with his brother Tom in the Santa Cruz mountains in Ben Lomond. Jim hopes that during his lifetime he can see world peace and a real effort to save this spinning sphere we all call home.
CHILDREN OF "BUD" AND "SNOOKIE" (NELSON) McKILLOP (#68):
145) Darrell McKillop.
146) Jane McKillop.
CHILDREN OF DON AND VIVIAN (LOVE) McKILLOP (#69):
147) Donna McKillop.
148) Donald Frank McKillop.
CHILDREN OF JACK AND HELEN JEAN (NEUFFER) NIXON (#75):
149) John Clifford Nixon.
150) Larry Alan Nixon.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND MARIE (MacDONALD) NEUFFER (#76):
151) William Clifford Neuffer.
152) James Edward Neuffer.
153) Paul Neuffer.
CHILDREN OF DEAN AND BETTY JUNE (NEUFFER) PALMER (#77):
154) Lynn Michael Palmer.
155) Rebecca Lisa Palmer.
156) Stephen Palmer.
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND GYRITHA (ANDROUS) OLIPHANT (#78):
157) James Gary Oliphant, born Sacramento, California.
158) Robert Girard Oliphant, born in Sacramento, California.
159) Richard James Oliphant, born Sacramento, California.
160) Mayleta Oliphant, born in Sacramento, California.
161) Michael Oliphant, born in Sacramento, California.
CHILDREN OF NORMAN AND HELEN ANDROUS (#80):
162) Darrel Androus, born probably in Marysville, California.
163) Deloris Androus, probably born Marysville, California.
CHILD OF RICHARD AND CLAIR (MCALOON) BOONE (#89):
164) Peter Boone, born August 22, 1953 in Santa Monica, California. He worked as a child actor in several of his father's Have Gun-Will Travel television shows. He resides in Virginia.
CHILDREN OF LEVAN AND MARGARET (McCONNELL) MARTINSON (#93):
165) Jana Lynn Martinson.
166) Clyde Russell Martinson.
CHILDREN OF HENRY AND CAROL (McCONNELL) RIVA (#94):
167) Tanis Riva, in Ukiah, California.
168) Curtis Riva, in Ukiah, California.
169) Stacy Riva, in Ukiah, California.
170) Tracy Riva, in Ukiah, California.
CHILD OF LARRY AND JANET (McCONNELL) FOORD (#95):
171) Cambria Foord.
CHILDREN OF JULIEN AND GAIL (MORRISON) WAGENET JR> (#97):
172) David Julien Wagenet.
173) Jeffrey Wagenet, born in California.
174) Donald Wagenet, born in California.
175) Richard Wagenet, born in California.
176) Mary Lou Wagenet, born in California.
177) Margaret Wagenet, born in California.
CHILDREN OF ELLIS AND MARGARET (WAGENET) ROTHER (#98):
178) Margaret Diane Rother.
179) Ellis Alva Rother Jr.
180) Brook Ashton Rother.
CHILDREN OF WALTER AND MARILYN (WAGENET) JOENS (#99):
181) Linda Joens, born in California.
182) David Joens, born in California.
183) Daniel Joens, born in California; died prior to 1986.
184) Kathy Joens, born in California.
185) Becky Joens, born in California.
186) Julie Joens, born in California.
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND KATHERINE (BURFORD) MURPHY (#100):
187) Mary Gayle Murphy.
188) Dear Roberts Murphy.
CHILDREN OF JAMES AND CATHERINE (ROBERTS) McHANEY (#102):
189) James Gordon McHaney.
190) Scott Roberts McHaney.
191) Catherine Camille McHaney.
192) Stephen Neil McHaney.
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND SARAH (SARENSON) ROBERTS (#103):
193) Patrick Saren Roberts.
194) Ann Catherine Roberts.
CHILDREN OF MR. ROSS AND JEAN WARD (#108):
195) Kerry David Ross.
196) Torey Ross.
197) Wendy Ross.
CHILDREN OF KENNETH AND --- WARD (#109):
198) Toney Ward.
199) Shannon Ward.
CHILDREN OF MICHAEL AND CAROL (VOGT) MARTIN (#117):
200) Todd Michael Martin.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND CHRISTY (MARTIN) BELL (#118):
201) Stormy Kay Bell.
202) Kenneth Robert Bell.
CHILDREN OF CLINTON AND GLORIA (KITE) ENGLAND (#120):
203) Kenneth Scott England.
204) Sandra England.
205) Douglas England.
CHILDREN OF CARL AND LORETTA (JOHNSON) ENGLAND (#121):
206) James Harvey England.
207) Joe Roy England.
208) Jerry Lee England.
209) John William England.
210) Jack Allen England.
211) Judith Joy England.
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARLINE (ENGLAND) HRDINE (#122):
212) Ricky John Hrdine.
213) Dennis Lee Hrdine.
214) Cynthia M. Hrdine.
CHILDREN OF GODFREY AND BEVERLY (BECK) BABBINI (#125):
215) Victoria Ann Babbini.
216) Michael Augustine Babbini.
217) Mark Christopher Babbini.
218) Christopher Dominic Babbini.
219) Brian Anthony Babbini.
CHILD OF PATRICK AND ALENE (ENGLAND) WRIGHT (#127):
220) Cecilia Ann Wright.
CHILDREN OF WILBUR AND BARBARA (DUNLAP) SPENCER (#129):
221) Sheri Ann Spencer.
222) Julie M. Spencer.
223) Michael Spencer.
CHILD OF ARTHUR AND MYRNA (TYLER) CARRIS (#132):
224) Shawn Ray Carris.
CHILDREN OF PATRICK AND JUTTA LAKE (#134):
215) Marena Lake.
216) Diane Lake.
CHILDREN OF EDWARD AND JANETTE (LAKE) SJOQUIST (#135):
217) Daniel Edward Sjoquist.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND JACQUELINE (GERMAN) GOLDRUP (#141):
218) Laurie Bernice Goldrup.
219) William Eugene Goldrup.
CHILD OF WILLIAM AND LOYCE (JOHNSON) GOLDRUP (#141):
220) Sue Ellen Goldrup.
CHILDREN OF RAYMOND AND MARILEE (GUNNERSON) GOLDRUP (#142):
221) Michelle Hope Goldrup.
222) Matthew Raymond Goldrup.
223) Job Abram Goldrup.
224) Nathan Edward Goldrup.
225) Patience Amber Goldrup.
CHILDREN OF DARRELL AND DIANE (ASHTON) McKILLOP (#145):
226) Matthew McKillop.
227) Aaron McKillop.
228) Emily McKillop.
CHILD OF MR. AND JANE (McKILLOP) O'NIELL (#146):
229) a daughter, born about 1971.
CHILDREN OF JERRY AND DONNA (McKILLOP) BOITOS (#147):
230) David Boitos.
231) Bonnie Boitos.
CHILD OF FRANK AND KAREN (GREENFEST) McKILLOP (#148):
232) James Donald McKillop.
CHILD OF JOHN NIXON (#149):
233) Christina Marie Nixon.
CHILD OF DAVID AND BONNIE (McDONALD) WAGENET (#172):
234) David Wagenet.
CHILDREN OF ELLIS AND BARBARA (WEBB) ROTHER (#179):
235) Aaron Webb Rother.
236) Joshua Dennis Rother.
237) Jedidiah Walker Rother.
CHILDREN OF BROOK AND MARILEE (ANDERSON) ROTHER (#180):
238) Theodora Miranda Rother.
239) Nikolas Frederick Rother.
CHILDREN OF STORMY BELL (#201):
240) Kevin Bell-Thomas.
241) Tabatha Kay Bell-Smith.
242) Nicholas Bell-Bond.
CHILDREN OF ROGER AND MICHELLE (GOLDRUP) DONOHUE (#221)
243) Ashley Donohue.
244) Chase Aaron Donohue.
245) Eric Roger Donohue.
246) Zachary Raymond Donohue.
CHILD OF MATTHEW AND KIM (DONOHUE) GOLDRUP (#222):
247) Mackinzee Nicole Goldrup.
CHILD OF JOB AND VERONICA (VALENZUELA) GOLDRUP (#223):
248) Raquel Goldrup.
END OF GEORGE KELSAY FAMILY
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