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Morris M. Crowe

Morris M. Crowe
birth: 29 Oct 1857, Pekin, Washington Co., IN to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 4 Nov 1947, at Carp, Owen Co., IN
burial: Hudson Hill Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 20 Mar 1881 at Owen Co., IN
Lula “Lulie” E. Montgomery
birth: 21 Jun 1860, at Owen Co., IN to William B. and Nancy A. Montgomery
death: 13 Aug 1951, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Hudson Hill Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Morris M. Crowe and Lula “Lulie” E. Montgomery:

  • Mont E. Crowe (1882-1970), m. Dovey Steele
  • Frank M. Crowe (1887-1900)

Morris M. Crowe lived in:

Morris lived in Washington County, Indiana, until sometime between 1860 and 1870 when his family settled in Owen County. He continued to live in Owen County until the time of his death. After the death of her husband, Lulie share a home with their son, Mont, in Spencer, Owen County. She died in Monroe County, after being taken there to a hospital after a fall.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Jacob Harvey Mason

Jacob Harvey Mason
b. 6 July 1856, Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana, to Simon Peter and Elizabeth (White) Mason
d. 7 March 1903, southeastern Woods County, Oklahoma Territory (now Major County)

m. 14 December 1876, Howard County, Indiana
Madora Alice Early
b. 8 February 1876, Howard County, Indiana, to William and Catharine (Burchfield) Early
d. 15 February 1933, Meno, Major County, Oklahoma

Children with Madora Alice Early:
• Lova Ellen (1877-1942) married John Lee Lozier
• Mertie Catherine (1878-1972) married James Munkres
• Emma Elizabeth (1880-1948) married Thomas Melvin Freed
• Etta May (1882-1981) married George Benton Gander
• Anna Lulu (1884-1972) married Rhode Francis Montgomery
• Alma Arretta (1886-1909) married Clarence Curtis Burchfield
• Lester Edward (1888-1966) married Susie Ellen Wysong
• Lennie Virgil (1892-1949) married William D. Fyffe
• Bertha Olive (1895-1963) marred George William Nelson
• Clifford Clyde (1897-1982) married Ethel Lorena Morton
• Lonzo Russell (1900-1900)
• Harley Alfred (1902-1993) married Ardell Jane Wysong

Jacob was a true pioneer in Oklahoma Territory as he was the first person to farm the 160 acres of land on which he settled. In the small house in which they lived, the first term of school was taught, and they also boarded the teacher. The same room was donated to church services on Saturday and Sunday for three denominations–Methodists, Dunkers, and Adventists.

Submitted by:
James M. Freed
Delaware OH
E-mail: jmfreed@midohio.net

William “Riley” Murray

William “Riley” Murray
b. 27 April 1873, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana, to Joseph and Mahala (Montgomery) Murray
d. 17 October 1959, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota

m. 3 July 1893, Rosedale, Parke County, Indiana
Elizabeth Ellen Bryant
b. 24 June 1875, Vigo County, Indiana, to William Cleaster and Julia Louise (Grindle) Bryant
d. 16 July 1946, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota

Children with Elizabeth Ellen Bryant:

  • Raymond (1894-1894)
  • Grace Ellen (1895-1963) married (1) William Epperson, (2) Forrest E. Cox, (3) S. Alvin
  • Ethel Gladys (1897-1987) married Willard D. Greenleaf
  • Stella (1899-1901)
  • Mary May (1901-1989) married (1) Georg Frison, (2) Claude Allen
  • William Anthony (1903-1995) married Ann Mary Johnson
  • Harry Cleaster (1905-1984) married Myrtle Kline
  • Lee Harvey (1907-1987) married Lillian Standahl
  • Julia Esther (1913-1984) married (1) Walter Horne, (2) Felix Ochose, (3) Arnold Huddleston, (4) Walter Shaver

While in Indiana, Riley worked as a checker in the coal mines. He would take the metal “checks” or brass tags off of each man’s cart of coal as he weighed it and credited the man with the coal he had dug.

In 1914, at the urging of Elizabeth’s brother Bill, the family moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota. Riley worked for Bill, who maintained a coal and feed business, for the first year. In the spring of 1915, Riley went into farming. In 1923, he rented two farms of 500 acres each, with rights to 200 acres of Dry Lake. He used horses and employed quite a few men during the year, especially during harvest time.

The Murray home was noted for its hospitality and was a neighborhood gathering place on Sundays. There would be games of baseball, horseshoe pitching, and other activities with Elizabeth serving hundred of doughnuts and beverages.

In the fall of 1943, the farm machinery was sold at auction, and Riley and Elizabeth retired in Devils Lake. The farm was rented to son Bill Murray. Daughter, Ethel Greenleaf, continued to live in Devils Lake, but the rest of the family spread out from Michigan to Washington states.

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

Perry Edwin “Pat” Clark

b. 23 May 1899, Oxford, Oak Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana, to Edwin Hiram and Leeta (Bannon)Clark
d. 15 September 1955, Boise, Ada County, Idaho

m/1. 16 June 1919, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Mary Ellen McDaniel
b. Oxford, Benton County, Indiana

m/2. 17 June 1939, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
Betty Jean Boqua (born Jean Severance Montgomery)
b. 5 January 1906, Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie County, Iowa
d. 31 July 1992, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California

Children with Betty Jean Boqua:

  • Barbara Lee (b. 1942) married Thomas E. Myall

Pat Clark enlisted in the American Expeditionary Forces in Detroit, Michigan in 1917. He was a tail gunner in the 147th and 139th Aero Squadrons in France. Returning home from the war, he enrolled at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1926 with a degree in Business and Railroad Management. He worked for General Motors Insurance Co. in several offices on the west coast. In 1948 he, his wife, and another couple purchased a hunting and fishing lodge in Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho.

Submitted by:
Barbara Clark Myall
Goleta CA


Edwin Hiram Clark

b. 24 June 1859, St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota
d. 13 June 1945, Norfolk, Princess Anne County, Virginia

Leeta Bannon
b. 8 August 1871, Pine Village, Warren County, Indiana
d. 31 July 1920, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana

Children with Leeta Bannon:

  • Glenn R. (1897-1962) married (1) Catherine Matilda Morse, (2) Mrs. Belle Meek
  • Perry Edwin (1899-1955) married (1) Mary Ellen McDaniel, (2) Betty Jean Severance Montgomery
  • Irma (b. 1901) married Sidney Baker

Edwin was a carpenter and telephone electrician. He lived in Warren and Benton counties in Indiana for most of his life. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. in Oxford. The family was in Minnesota at the time of its 1857 territorial census. His body was returned to Oxford, Indiana, for burial.

Submitted by:
Barbara Clark Myall
Goleta CA

Robert Hugh Montgomery

Robert Hugh Montgomery
b. 20 June 1834, Redding, Jackson County, Indiana, to Richard and Annabell (Clarkson) Montgomery
d. 6 May 1913, Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas

m. 7 October 1866, Kansas
Mary Brock

Children with Mary Brock:

  • Annabella married Hugh Graves
  • Walter
  • William Henry
  • Florence married George Armstrong

Robert emigrated from Jackson County, Indiana, to Albion, Monroe County, Iowa, in 1854. His parents were both born in Scotland, and it is said that they were educated at Glasgow University. Since they believed so strongly in education, they organized a school in their home and invited other children in the area to attend. Of their ten children, a daughter Annabell was born in Scotland. All of the others were born in Indiana.

Robert was the only child in his family to leave Indiana. After his parents’ deaths, he went in search of more education. At first he went to Albion, Iowa, where he boarded with a family, worked on their farm, and attended school. In 1855 he secured a teaching position in Clarinda, Adams County, Iowa. In 1856 he decided to move to Kansas, where he bought property near Topeka in the spring, improved it, sold it in the fall of 1856, and returned to teaching.

At the outbreak of the War Between the States, Robert was mustered into service at Troy, Kansas, into Company B, 13th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas, in June 1865 and discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

After the war, he bought property at Doniphan County, Kansas, and married a former pupil Mary Brock. In addition to the children listed, they had two other children who died young. In November 1865 he was elected state representative and served to 1868.

Submitted by:
Martha Montgomery Martin
Williamsburg VA

William Craigmile Montgomery

William Craigmile Montgomery 
b. 8 May 1840, Springfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana, to Andrew and Lydia (Craigmile) Montgomery
d. 22 February 1918, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas

Dorcas Ann Barlow (perhaps)

Delia Feeney
b. 16 December 1853, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
d. 6 August 1925, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas

Children with Dorcas Ann Barlow:

  • Caroline (who was about the same age as her stepmother)

Children with Delia Feeney:

  • Margaret Mary “Molly” (b. 1875) married John Alexander
  • Luella (b. 1878) married George Downer
  • Lydia Katherine (b. 1881) married William Noah Sidlinger
  • William Amos (b. 1884) married Anna Edith Rummerfield
  • Andrew Earl (1889–1980) married Sarah Ikel

William Craigmile Montgomery emigrated in 1887 to Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

William C. Montgomery’s grandparents, James and Mary Montgomery and Alexander and Rachael Craigmile, all came from Tyrone County, Ireland. The Craigmiles lived in Indiana and in Butler County, Ohio.

Submitted by:
Virginia Sidlinger Foster
Hastings NE

Lydia Katherine Montgomery

Lydia Katherine Montgomery
b. 25 August 1881, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, to William Craigmile and Delia (Feeney) Montgomery
d. 12 January 1974, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas

m. 29 May 1906, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
William Noah Sidlinger
b. 13 October 1881, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas
d. 15 March 1975, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

Children with William Noah Sidlinger:

  • Virginia married (1) [–?–] Gustafson, (2) [–?–] Foster
  • Frances Jean
  • William Arthur

Lydia emigrated from Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, in 1887 to Johnson County, then Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Virginia Sidlinger Foster
Hastings NE

Archibald Joseph Allen and Evantha Elizabeth Sutton

Archibald Joseph Allen
b. 24 July 1853, Indiana
d. 24 September 1925, Clay County, Illinois
m. 15 September 1882, Evantha Elizabeth Sutton

Children with Evantha Elizabeth Sutton:

  • five sons
  • two daughters

Archibald was survived by a sister, Mrs. Peter Thompson, half-brother George Mann, and half-sister, Mrs. James Montgomery.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt from Clay Co., Illinois, Roots, winter 1993, p. 15.