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Philo H Allyn

Philo H Allyn
b. 7 March 1824, Posey County, Indiana, to Abijah and Catharine (Hooper) Allyn
d. 5 November 1888, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 25 January 1849, Posey County, Indiana
Sarah Welborn
b. 10 May 1827, North Carolina, to Moses and Deborah (Chipman) Welborn
d. 19 November 1902, Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Sarah Welborn:

  • Virgil (1849-1928) married (1) Mary Jane Wilson, (2) Arvilla Kern
  • Mary (b. 1851) married (1) George Manning, (2) Henry Newcomer
  • Joseph W. (1854-1880)
  • William C. (1859-1900) married Hattie Allen
  • Julia (1862-1961) married James W. Thompson
  • Charles Howard (1863-1943) married Minerva Tesch
  • Nora E. (1866-1867)

Philo’s parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles came to Posey County, Indiana, from Cayuga County, New York, about 1820. In 1857, Philo purchased land in Andrew County, Missouri. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1877. By the summer of 1880, he had moved again, this time to St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. His final move was to Dawson County, Nebraska, in 1885, and he died there in 1888.

Philo was engaged in agriculture and livestock. His son, Joseph, allegedly committed suicide on 27 January 1880, in Buchanan County, Missouri. There was initially some suspicion that it might have been a homicide rather than a suicide.

Submitted by:
Emily Moore
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: eallynm@aol.com

Thomas Edward Ray

Thomas Edward Ray
b. 18 July 1879, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Thomas Todd and Susan (Kern) Ray
d. 4 October 1955, Malad City, Idaho

m. 22 May 1920, Oneida County, Idaho
Eva Hansen Stephens
b. 19 August 1889
d. 3 November 1960, Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho

Children with Eva Hansen Stephens:

  • Jessie Scott (b. 1921)
  • Gloria Jones (b. 1925)

Edward emigrated from Lawrence County, Indiana, to Oneida County, Idaho, about 1903. He was the ninth child and the third of his family to move West. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he practiced law in Malad City, Idaho. While he served as Oneida County prosecuting attorney, a man whom he had sent to jail burned down the prosecutor’s home after being released from prison.

Submitted by:
Ruth Ray Edwards
Cincinnati OH

Sallie Myrtle Ray

Sallie Myrtle Ray
b. 12 March 1884, Shawswick, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Thomas and Susan (Kern) Ray
d. 5 December 1949, Arimo, Bannock County, Idaho

m. 19 September 1911, Sanpete County, Utah
Charles Dana McCormick
b. 1882, Gallia County, Ohio
d. 1955, Arimo, Bannock County, Idaho

Children with Charles Dana McCormick:

  • Fred L. Ray (b. 1912)
  • Nina Ruth (b. 1916) married [–?–] Hardin
  • Charles Ray (b. 1922)

Sallie emigrated from Lawrence County, Indiana, to Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, in 1910. Sallie was the eleventh child in her family and taught school for several years in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, before being encouraged by her brothers to join them in the West. The Rays were a close family and often gathered at the McCormick farm for family get-togethers.

Submitted by:
Ruth Ray Edwards
Cincinnati OH

Fred Merton Ray

Fred Merton Ray
b. 11 February 1882, Shawswick, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Thomas and Susan (Kern) Ray
d. 29 May 159, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

m. 1 June 1900, Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho
Rachel Jones
b. 12 May 1884, Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho
d. 26 September 1963, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

Children with Rachel Jones:

  • Ralph (b. 1911)
  • Helen (b. 1913) married [–?–] Madden

Fred emigrated from Lawrence County, Indiana, to Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, in 1904. He taught school in Malad City in 1904 and then left to attend medical school at Northwestern University. He was a graduate of the University of Idaho school of Pharmacy and completed graduate medical studies in Vienna, Austria. He practiced for several years in Portland, Oregon, before joining his brother Dailey in his practice in Pocatello, Idaho. During World War I, he served as a captain in the medical corps.

Submitted by:
Ruth Ray Edwards
Cincinnati OH

Dailey Cooper Ray

Dailey Cooper Ray
b. 18 February 1877, Shawswick, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Thomas Todd and Susan (Kern) Ray
d. 19 March 1966, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

m. 20 March 1912, Oneida County, Idaho
Martha “Mattie” Lewis
b. 13 May 1890, Oneida County, Idaho
d. 8 November 1965, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

Children with Martha Lewis:

  • Daniel (b. 1908)
  • Jesse (b. 1913)
  • George (b. 1914)
  • Kathryn (b. 1918) married [–?–] Hyde
  • Robert (b. 1919)
  • Margaret (b. 1923) married [–?–] Pendola

D. C. was the eighth child in his family and the second to emigrate to the West from Indiana. After graduating from Louisville Medical College, he opened a practice in 1902 in Malad City, Idaho. In 1920, he moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where he practiced for many years. He served three terms in the Idaho State Legislature and was president of the Idaho Medical Society.

Dr. Ray was proud to be an old-fashioned country doctor. In the severe Idaho winters, he had to reach his patients by bob-sled. He delivered many babies in country homes and performed emergency operations on the kitchen tables. Three of the children followed their father into the health care field: Jesse and George were physicians, and Robert was a pharmacist.

Submitted by:
Ruth Ray Edwards
Cincinnati OH

Charlie Newland Ray

Charlie Newland Ray
b. 10 September 1874, Shawswick, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Thomas Todd and Susan (Kern) Ray
d. 6 June 1960, Salt Lake City, Utah

m. 18 June 1902, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lulu Grace Bourgard
b. 1866, Bingham Canyon, Sanpete County, Utah
d. 1966, Salt Lake City, Utah

Children with Lulu Grace Bourgard:

  • Florence (b. 1904) married [–?–] Malmiquist
  • Charles (b. 1909)

Charles Newland was one of twelve children. All completed teachers college and taught school. In 1899 Charlie, the seventh child, was the first of five of the children to go West.

Charlie Ray graduated in 1898 from the Louisville Medical School, now the University of Louisville. In 1899 he was practicing medicine in Utah. He wrote home that he was usually paid in chickens and produce but had received $30.00 for a surgery. He became company doctor for the Utah Copper Company, now Kennicott Mining, in Bingham Canyon, Utah. The family lived in a sixteen-room house with the first floor used as a hospital and the second as the family residence. Lou Ray worked with her husband as a nurse. After a few years, Charlie opened a practice in Salt Lake City.

Submitted by:
Ruth Ray Edwards
Cincinnati OH

Lemuel Doane

Lemuel Doane
b. 6 November 1827, Spice Valley Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Jehu and Jane (Marley) Doane
d. 5 July 1905, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska

m. 13 January 1850, Lawrence County, Indiana
Lydia West
b. 22 December 1833, Indian Creek Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Miles and Susan (Swan) West
d. 22 May 1924, Los Angeles, California

Children with Lydia West:

  • Sarah Jane (1851–1858)
  • Catherine Mary (1852–1922) married Andrew Jackson Kern
  • Josiah (1854–1930) married Katherine O’Conner
  • Elizabeth (1857–1857)
  • Ziba Howard (1859–1920) married Anna Louis Browning
  • Ellis E. (1862–1943) married Elizabeth Burton
  • Charles West (1863–1946) married Josephine Olive Browning
  • Clara (1866–1957) married Wiley Miller
  • Susan (1868–1900) married John Sherman Flater
  • Homer Harvey (1870–1933) married Emma Dorthea Schleuter
  • Eva (1875–1941) married George White Bartlett

Lemuel resided in Lawrence and Greene counties in Indiana. Of the eleven children, ten were born in Indiana; only Eva was born in Nebraska.

Lydia West was orphaned at age 8 when both of her parents died on the same day of what was called “milk sick” caused by cows eating poisonous snakeroot plant. She was then raised by Robert and Elizabeth Brindle.

Lemuel served in Company A, 140th Indiana Infantry, during the Civil War. In 1874, he and his family emigrated from Greene County, Indiana, to Dodge County, Nebraska, and settled in the area that became known as Hoosierville.

According to the North Bend, Nebraska, Eagle of 16 August 1956, six other Indiana families left Huron, Indiana, for Nebraska in covered wagons on 3 October 1874. These were the families of Samuel Etchison, James Bowden,

George Ray, John West, Eli Burton, and Jim Gerkins. Samuel Etchison’s team included a mare that had a colt that followed its mother all the way. It forded streams, boarded ferries, and was the children’s pet.

When the travelers made camp at night, the wagons formed a circle, and the horses were hobbled. The men took turns guarding the camp against Indians and horse thieves. The wagon train forded the White River and crossed the Mississippi at Hannibal, Missouri, where the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ray died and was buried.

As trails became steep, men put log chains through the spokes of all four wheels of each wagon and fastened the chains to the wagon box so that the wheels couldn’t turn. Then ropes were fastened to the front and sides of the wagon, and all men went down the incline with it, pulling on the ropes to hold the wagon back and to keep it from upsetting.

The group ferried the Missouri River at Blair, where they spent the first winter. They arrived in North Bend, Nebraska, in the fall of 1875.

Submitted by:
Verna Doane Moll
Sonoma CA