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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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Alva Alaska McConnell

Alva Alaska McConnell
b. 26 October 1872, Monroe County, Indiana to Fletcher and Lucinda (Downey) McConnell
d. 26 October 1959, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana
bur. Walkers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

Alva Alaska McConnell

Alva Alaska McConnell

m/1. 26 June 1893, Lawrence County, Indiana
Edith E. Johnston
b. 14 June 1875, Monroe Countu, Indiana to Robert and Sarah A. (Bennett) Johnston
d. 16 August 1913, Monroe County, Indiana
bur. Walkers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

m/2.
Lurie Stipp

Children with Edith E. Johnston:

  • Eva (18941981) married James Daniel Boruff
  • Virgil E. (1897-1993) married Ruth M. Graves
  • Oliva (1902-1994) married Russell Loesch
  • Effie (1904-1998)
  • Christa L. (1911–1911)
  • Leola Ona (1912-1998) married Lester Moore

Children with Lurie Stipp:

  • Lou Ellen (b. 1919) married Mathew Kasten

Alva was born and raised in Indian Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana. In 1893, he and his first wife, Edith E. Johnston, rode his horse to Bedford, Indiana to get married. He and Edith began their life together in Indian Creek Township. Years later, after Edith had died and he had remarried to Lurie Stipp, he purchased a farm in Pleasant Run Township in Lawrence County, Indiana. That farm was eventually sold and Alva moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he died in 1959.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccommon@comcast.net