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George Ewbank

George Ewbank
b. about 1833, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Ann (Smith) Ewbank
d. 16 January 1879, Shawnee County, Kansas

m/1. 4 August 1861, Jefferson County, Kansas
Lucinda Smith
d. 1866, probably Kansas

m/2. 10 March 1870, South Cedar, Jackson County, Kansas
Lucinda “Lucy” (Finicum) Barnes
b. 1834, Clearcreek Township, Richland County, Ohio, to Mark S. and Phebe (Scott) Finicum
d. 25 October 1894

Children with Lucinda Smith:
• Dora Belle (b. ca. 1863) married (1) Matthew Phillips, (2) [–?–] Smith

Children with Lucinda (Finicum) Barnes:
• Arthur G. (1872-1930) married Sue Melissa Jones
• Henry O. (b. ca. 1874)
• Lola Anne (1876-1926) married Freas Brown Saunders

George moved to Kansas before 1862 and enlisted in the Union Army, 11th Kansas Cavalry on 16 August 1862. His military records says he was of light complexion, had blue eyes, and dark hair. He was a farmer most of his life and served as a “herdsman” during much of his time in the Army.

Submitted by:
Pat D. Saunders
Cary NC
E-mail: patsaunders@aol.com

William J. Jones

William J. Jones
b. 13 January 1856, Vigo County, Indiana, to Nathaniel M. and Sarah Ann (Brown) Jones
d. 23 December 1933, Everett, Washington

m. 10 July 1877
Florence Belle Pierce
b. 21 June 1858, Riley, Vigo County, Indiana, to James F. and Sylvia (Lee) Pierce
d. 28 February 1947, Everett, Washington

Children with Florence Belle Pierce:
• Victoria Sarah (1878-1941) married (1) Centenary Roscoe “Ross” Jackson, (2) Daniel C. Joslin, (3) Fred Haley
• Nellie (b. 1880) married Charles Procise
• Sylvia (1886-1977) married Robert Verr McIntosh
• Charles M. (1889-1918) married Mamie Boyly
• Lula May (1891-1914)

William’s family was first in Indiana sometime between 1850 and 1853 and resided in Vigo County. Between 1900 and 1910, he moved on to North Dakota before another move to Washington. He was a farmer by occupation.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

James Arthur Soules Jr.

James Arthur Soules, Jr.
b. 28 May 1895, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to James Arthur and Angeline Isabell (Jones) Soules, Sr.
d. 27 July 1987, Madras, Oregon

m. 10 September 1919, Dickinson, North Dakota
Beth Carpenter Johnson
b. 14 January 1896, Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 26 March 1976, Dickinson, North Dakota

Children with Beth Carpenter Johnson:
• Ward James (1920-1990) married Beverly Fohl
• Garet James (1924-2002) married Dacotah Omemee Swett

James resided in Vigo County, Indiana, until 1905, when the family left for North Dakota, and then later moved to Oregon. He served in the Army during World War I as a Lieutenant and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

Frances Sarah Soules

Frances Sarah Soules
b. 20 August 1892, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to James A. and Angeline I. (Jones) Soules, Sr.
d. 29 December 1967, Eugene, Oregon

m.
Vincent Grimes

Frances left Vigo County, Indiana, after 1905 for North Dakota. After she was married, she moved to Oregon.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

James Arthur Soules, Sr.

James Arthur Soules, Sr.
b. March 1862, Vigo County, Indiana, to Origen Brigham and Fraches Ann (Watkins-Draper) Soules
d. 14 September 1945, Bismarck, North Dakota

m/1. 20 October 1891, Vigo County, Indiana
Angeline Isabell Jones
b. 17 January 1866, Vigo County, Indiana, to Nathaniel M. and Sarah Ann (Brown) Jones
d. 3 November 1900, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2.
Wilhelmina Neukom

Children with Angeline Isabell Jones:
• Frances Sarah (1892-1967) married Vincent Grimes
• James Arthur, Jr. (1895-1987) married (1) Connie Carlson, (2) Beth Carpenter Johnson

Children with Wilhelmina Neukom:
• Mary E. (1910-1972) married Powell J. Bing

This family was first in Indiana prior to 1826 and resided in Vigo County. James did not leave for North Dakota until after 1905. He was a businessman and elected county officer while in Vigo County, and later a businessman in North Dakota.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

William Edward Bryant

William Edward Bryant
b. 25 June 1880, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, to William Cleaster and Julia Louise (Grindle) Bryant
d. 29 May 1934, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota

m/1. 16 May 1904, Vigo County, Indiana
Margaret “Maggie” Sarah Devonald
b. 25 January 1885, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, to James Lewis and Margaret Sarah (Lewis) Devonald
d. 13 November 1973, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2. 1 June 1912, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota
Dora Lillian Williams
b. about 1890

Children with Margaret Sarah Devonald:
• Gladys Marie (1905-1993) married (1) Clarence Albert Cornell, (2) Glenn Winter Jones

William remained in the Rosedale area of Parke County, Indiana, until late 1904, when he left for North Dakota to take up homestead near Ryder. He later worked for the McClure Coal Company at Minot and in 1911 went to Devils Lake to be employed at the Stevens Grain and Fuel Co.

A prominent member of the Masonic bodies, William served as Master Mason of West Lodge in Minot and later transferred to the Minnewaukan chapter in Devils Lake. He served as commander of the Cyrene Commandery of the Knights Templar during 1932 and 1933, was a member of Doric chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of the Scottish Rite bodies, and of Kent Temple Knights of the Mystic Shrine at Grand Forks. William was also a member of the Elks, serving as past noble grand of the I.O.O.F. lodge and an active member of the B.P.O.E. He held the first three stations of the Elks until moving to the west and figured prominently in the activities of that group. He was secretary of the Devils Lake Rotary club for several years.

At the time of his death he owned the Lake Fuel Company, which he had purchased from the Stevens Grain and Fuel Company several years before.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

George Washington Trisler

George Washington Trisler
b. 8 July 1835, Mercer County, Kentucky, to David and Lydia (Hoover/Rohrer) Trisler
d. 5 April 1922, Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma

m. 25 September 1865, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
Nancy Ann Wire
b. 15 June 1850, Midway, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 March 1932, Avant, Osage County, Oklahoma

Children with Nancy Ann Wire:
• Clara Florence (1866-1932) married (1) Enoch Jones, (2) Jacob Downs
• Sarah (b. 1869) married (1) Jack Shores, (2) George Marion Faylor
• Charley Enay (1872-1951) married (1) Eve Crippen, (2) Elizabeth Stevens
• George Washington (1873-1937) married Dillie Crippen
• Mary (1876-1920) married (1) Winter D. White, (2) David Hildebrand
• James A. (1880-1940) married Ethyl Malone
• Laura B. (1882-1970) married Albert Setterstrom
• Benjamin Harrison (1886-1968) married Letha Ida Linton
• Ross Albert (b. 1895) married Lillie Karnes

George came to Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, in 1840. After living in Rockport and Midway in Spencer County, Indiana, he emigrated to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in 1878. Then in 1881 the family moved to Indian Territory which later became Oklahoma. He was a cooper (barrel-maker). He was in Company I, 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry from August 1861 to August 1864, except for three months in the 49th Regiment in early 1864.

Submitted by:
Tina Trisler Gilbert
Wichita KS
E-mail: wgilb10676@aol.com