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Evline Lillian Layton

Evline Lillian Layton
b. 18 September 1878, Union Mills, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Seymour Charlie and Estella M. (Bement) Layton
d. 5 February 1929, Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

m/1. 12 September 1897, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
Jacob Martin “Jake” Shetler
b. 11 November 1858, Kentland, Jasper County, Indiana, to Hezekiah and Nancy Ann (Sutton) Shetler
d. 19 August 1925, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m/2. 13 November 1922, Everette, Snohomish County, Washington
Gust Hill

Children with Jacob Martin Shetler:
• Minnie “Blanch” (1898-1957) married (1) Gus Anderson, (2) M. B. Webb, (3) Fred Smith, (4) Cliff Cook, (5) Floyd Challender
• Harry Layton (1899-1974) married (1) Violett Gorrie, (2) Nancy Isabell Johnson Graves
• William Cecil “Wooley” (1901-1928) married Estelle “Dollie” Belle
• Lester Earl (1903-1963) married (1) Vera Viola Heay, (2) Grace Minney (Hoffman) Williams
• Charles Semore (1905-1993) married Stella E. Duree
• Genevieve Estella “Neva” (1907-1990) married (1) Ross Best, (2) Jack Taylor, (3) Bernard Neustead, (4) Johnny Krieger
• Jacob LeRoy “Roy” (1909-1987) married Mary A. Knight
• Emma Garnetta (1911-1918)
• Pearl Ione (1915-1989) married (1) Earl Joseph DePew, (2) Karl Johan Algat “Al” Hemmingson, (3) Milton Storrs

Evline’s stepmother, Lois C. Layton, put her in an orphanage when her father died in 1889. At age 15, she was adopted by the George A. Monroe, Sr. family, originally from Michigan City, who now made their home in Ferndale, Washington. After her marriage, she began to wonder about her family. Her mother, Estella, had married John F. Neu, and was living in Omaha Nebraska. They were reunited in 1907. After her divorce in 1920 from Jacob Shelter, Evline became a camp cook for logging camp #9 above Hamilton, Washington.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

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Estella M. Bement

ESTELLA M. BEMENT
b. 9 January 1858, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Samuel and Lydia Celesta (Waite) Bement
d. 15 April 1926, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

m/1. about 1877
Seymour Charlie Layton
b. 23 February 1851, Pennsylvania, to Hiram and Julia Layton
d. 12 September 1880, Noble Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

m/2. about 1883
Gordon Martin
d. about 1893, Nebraska

m/3. about 1894
John Neu
b. 29 March 1867, Berlin, Otoe County, Nebraska
d. 10 October 1889, Berlin, Otoe County, Nebraska

m/4. about 1910
J. W. Smalley

Children with Seymour Charlie Layton:

  • Evline Lillian (1878-1929) married Jacob Martin Shelter

Children with Gordon Martin:

  • Kathryn “Kitty” (b. 1884) married Charles Kuss
  • Edith (b. ca. 1885)
  • Flossie (b. 1887)

Children with John Neu:

  • Ethel Rae (1895-1937) married Fred G. Powell

Estella lived in South Bend, St. Joseph County, and Union Mills, Noble Township, LaPorte County, before emigrating from Indiana. She then lived in Berlin, Otoe County, Nebraska.

Submitted By:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA