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Luther Sly

Luther Sly
birth: 2 Dec 1884, Jefferson County, Indiana to Benjamin Martin Sly and Caroline Mehne
death: 12 Aug 1947, Pokagon Township, Cass County, Michigan

married:
Viola Delia Lewis
birth: May 8, 1896  Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
death: Feb 1953 Niles, Berrien County, Michigan

Children of Luther Sly and Viola Delia Lewis:

  • Luther Armin Sly
  • Evelyn Sly
  • Donna Sly
  • Martin Sly
  • James Sly

Luther lived in Jefferson County, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Panama Canal Zone; San Diego, California; Decatur, Michigan; and Niles, Michigan.

Luther erved in USMC in Panama Canal Zone during construction of canal. He served one tour of duty in US Army and served in USMC during WWI.

Submitted by:
Your Name: James Sly
Your Email: james.sly@opm.gov

Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana
Perlina White
b. 25 September 1813, Union County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary (Lewis) White
d. 25 January 1895, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Perlina White:
• Charles W. (1835-1908) married America Hodge
• Asa V. B. (1837-1906) married Zelpha M. Walker
• Richard S. (1839-1911) married Adaline Davis
• Sarah E. (1841-1905) married Jasper Cartwright
• Bathsheba (1843-1928) married Nathan Ashby
• Emanuel (1845-1922) married Rosaline Thompson
• Mary Jane (1847-1877) married Henry Chism
• John A. (1849-1870)
• Lafayette (1851-1890) married Elizabeth Beavers
• Adeline P. (1853-1949) married Thomas C. Orr

In about 1834, Reeves moved to Union County, Indiana with his siblings, John Alfred Riggins, Richard Stokes Riggins, and Polly Riggins and her spouse, Isaac Dunn. Reeves left Indiana in about 1846 and moved to Coles County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

Milton Brewer

Milton Brewer
b. 5 September 1847, Union Township, Grant County, Indiana, to John M. and Permelia (Davis) Brewer
d. 18 April 1932, Mt. Hope, Sedgwick County, Kansas

m/1. 29 August 1869, Grant County, Indiana
Rachel E. Osborn
b. 27 January 1848, Grant County, Indiana, to Henry and Mary (Parson) Osborn
d. 13 May 1870, Fairmount Township, Grant County, Indiana

m/2. 23 March 1871, Grant County, Indiana
Elizabeth Jane Payne
b. 14 August 1850, Union Township, Grant County, Indiana, to William Collet and Celia (Lewis) Payne
d. 27 February 1928, Mt. Hope, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Jane Payne:
• Emma C. (1872-1873)
• William David “Will” (1875-1938)
• Mary Emma (1887-1950)
• Charles Ernest “Pete” (1880-1932)
• Joseph Franklin (1880-1880)
• L. May
• Robert Glen
• Carrie

Milton left Indiana in the fall of 1881 and moved to Sedgwick County, Kansas. He farmed there for the rest of his life. He was a member of the M.E. Church and was a Populist in politics and served in public office.

Submitted by:
Charles E. Wells
Clinton MO
E-mail: cwells@midamerica.net

Arthur Lewis Nelson

Arthur Lewis Nelson
b. 6 April 1892, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Walter Lincoln and Anna May (Lewis) Nelson
d. 5 December 1957, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

m. 26 November 1914, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
Ruth Mae Rhoderick

Submitted by:
Helen M. Bailey
Travelers Rest SC

Daniel Gard Wright

Daniel Gard Wright
b. 13 April 1838, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, to Lot and Mary (Martin) Wright
d. 19 May 1913, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

m/1. 19 November 1865, Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Emily Lenora Butler
b. 28 June 1846, Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, to John Jackson Munsey and Sarah “Sally” (Donaldson) Butler
d. 19 September 1875, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m/2. 27 March 1877, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Sarah Ann Davis
b. 15 February 1859, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to Truman Stilphin and Barbara Ann (Widener) Davis
d. 16 August 1930, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

Children with Emily Lenora Butler:
• Mary Emily (1866-1922) married (1) James Jefferson Douglas, (2) Rufus Wilbur [–?–]
• William Daniel (1868-1938) married Mrs. Dolly (Wright) [–?–]
• Lot Donaldson (1870-1870)
• Edward Lorenzo (1872-1942) married (1) Mary Ramona “Mamie” Chapman, (2) Florence Julia Dietz
• Robert Lee (1873-1953) married (1) Leah Anne Woolsey, (2) Esther Emma Baker

Children with Sarah Ann Davis:
• Ellen Isophene (1878-1959) married Horace Churchill Lewis
• Pleiad Elizabeth (1887-1969) married Smith Lynn Selvester
• Ethel Leona (1896-1977) married Maurice D. Taylor

Dan’s father, Lot Wright, who was born somewhere in Pennsylvania about 1811, moved to Hancock County, Indiana, around 1832. He left for “the West” when he was about 23 and eventually arrived in Utah where he met and married Emily. He was primarily employed as a blacksmith, but also did some farming. In his midfifties he apparently suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

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

Fern Webb

Fern Webb
b. 24 September 1888, Warren, Huntington County, Indiana, to Gillett Banks and Lorinda Ellen (Bunting) Webb
d. 8 June 1983, Santa Cruz, California

m. 1909
Frank Ollie Pace
b. 22 May 1885
d. 5 November 1954, Santa Cruz, California

Children with Frank Ollie Pace:
• Willis (b. 1912) married Millie [- -?–]
• Olive (b. 1913) married Bill Bransford
• Louise (b. 1914) married (1) Cody Eubank, (2) [–?–] Lewis
• Francis (b. 1919) married Winnie [–?–]
• Mary (b. 1923) married (1) Harvey Galgina, (2) Dick Giessel

Fern emigrated from Indiana after her marriage. She lived in Ohio; Illinois; Sweetwater, Texas; and San Jose, Capitola, and Santa Cruz, Calfornia. She was a housewife and homemaker. In San Jose, she worked for the WPA as a seamstress, making clothing for the Santa Clara County welfare program. She was an active member of the Jehovah’s Witness Society.

Submitted by:
A. Kay Webb
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: caitana@worldnet.att.net