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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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William Haslett

William Haslett
b. 22 March 1820, Columbia, Pennsylvania, to John and Lettitia (Dunlap) Haslett
d. 11 June 1889, Bertrand Township, Berrien County, Michigan

m. 21 July 1847, Harris Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Mary Ellen Best
b. 8 September 1828, White Deer Township, Union County, Pennsylvania
d. Bertrand Township, Berrien County, Michigan

Children with Mary Ellen Best:
• James Dunlap (1848-1933)
• Andrew Dunlap (1850-1850)
• Robert Nixon (b. 1851)
• John Alexander (1853-1932)
• William Best (b. 1855)
• Charles Lyon (1860-1939)

William came to Indiana with his parents in 1837 from Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He left the state in 1847. For years he served as Supervisor of Bertrand Township and as Secretary of the Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company.

Submitted by:
Mrs. JoAnne Ross
Granger IN