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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

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

George Washington Smith

George Washington Smith
b. 17 May 1854, Franklin County, Indiana, to John H. and Leannah J. (Lane) Smith
d. 6 October 1925, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 13 December 1874, Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Ida Isabelle Hunter
b. 14 July 1860, Ripley County, Indiana, to Aaron Nathan B. and Cynthia Ann (Lawrence) Hunter
d. 29 October 1956, in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

Children with Ida Isabelle Hunter:
• Allen M. (1876-1954) married (1) Della Clark, (2) Etta Bruce
• Charles Henry (1878-1936) married (1) Martha Nelson, (2) May E. Alexander
• Jule U. (1879-1880)
• Dore Viola (1882-1882)
• Jennie Lavine (1884-1919) married LeGrand H. Mason
• Edna Lenore (1886-1972) married Albert Bayne
• Carrie Alice (1888-1978) married Oliver S. Wagner
• LeAnna Belle (1890-1989) married Herman Leo Pierce
• Bertha Mae (1892-1966) married (1) Frank Brown, (2) George Brewster
• George Lorance (1899-1986) married (1) Clara Persons, (2) Auleen Hiner
• Franklin Evert (1898-1950) married (1) Mable Shapiro, (2) Velma Davis
• Bonnie Rae (1900-1900)

Submitted by:
Gerry Yost
Ravenna NE
E-mail: gyost@webtv.net

Jacob B. Henderson

Jacob B. Henderson
b. 30 March 1812, Franklin County, Indiana, to William and Martha Henderson
d. 9 September 1886, Cedar Township, Monroe County, Iowa

m. 9 August 1832, Fountain County, Indiana
Hannah Bailey Booth(e)
b. 10 August 1814, Readyville, Rutherford County, Tennessee, to Nathan and Mary (Wallis/Wallace) Booth
d. 12 September 1907, Lushton, York County, Nebraska

Children with Hannah Bailey Booth(e):
• Martha J. (1833-1911) married Matthew Maddox
• Nathan G. (1836-1881) married (1) Elizabeth Cline, (2) Harriet [–?–]
• William (1838-1839)
• John R. (1840-1860)
• James Thomas (1843-1872) married Klingen Smith
• David (1846-1924) married Elizabeth Purcell
• Mary E. (1848-1928) married Robert Anderson
• Adaline (1851-1868) married Charles Wesley Booth
• Anna Olive (1855-1938) married (1) Barzella Nelson Spar Etcher, (2) Orlan Thomas Wood, (3) Robert N. Stall
• Josephine Fern (1857-1917) married William Sanford Mart

Jacob was a farmer and a pastor of the United Brethren Church. He lived in Covington and Troy townships of Fountain County, Indiana, before emigrating to Fulton County, Illinois, in 1854.

Submitted by:
Patricia Little Maddox
Alexandria VA
E-mail: ramseesmar@aol.com

Wilma Linnetta Smith

Wilma Linnetta Smith
b. 9 April 1907, Lincolnville, Wabash County, Indiana, to John H. and Lillie (Jones) Smith
d. 18 September 1992, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

m. 6 July 1934, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Henry Irving Vanderburgh
b. 11 December 1903, Wardner, Shoshone County, Idaho
d. 7 April 1952, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Children with Henry Irving Vanderburgh:

  • Wilma Ellen (b. 1935) married Mads Sorensen
  • Sheila Mae (b. 1937) married Raymond Nelson

Wilma’s parents left Indiana in 1909 to homestead in Canada. After only two months, mother and child returned to Indiana. Wilma was sent back to Alberta when her mother died in 1915. She grew up on her father’s homestead, riding horses and attending one-room country schools. Later she was sent to Calgary for high school and teacher training.

After teaching for a few years in rural Alberta, she married a Calgary school teacher, Henry Irving Vanderburgh. Unfortunately, Irving died after only 17 years leaving his 45-year-old widow to care for their two daughters and her widowed father.

Wilma spent that summer at Butler University in Indianapolis upgrading her teaching credentials. She taught school in Calgary until she was 67 years old. She then worked in customer relations for ten more years.

She became the matriarch and anchor of her family. At the time of her death from lung and stomach cancer in 1992, she had seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her entire family gathers annually at her favorite resort in the Canadian Rockies to celebrate her birthday.

Submitted by:
Wilma Sorensen
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Elizabeth Laurel Henry

Elizabeth Laurel “Betty” Henry
b. 12 May 1923, Orchard Farms, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, to William and Verna (Rogers) Henry
d. 5 April 2000, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

m. 19 September 1944, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
McKinley “Mac” Webb
b. 22 October 1916, Dorothy, Raleigh County, West Virginia, to Jesse and Nona (Brown) Webb
d. 18 March 1961, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Children with McKinley Webb:

  • Sue Ellen married (1) Robert Frank “Bob” Nunez, Jr., (2) Saxby Chaplin, II, (3) Charles Louis Bodishbaugh
  • James Thomas “Jim” married (1) Catherine “Kate” Llanes, (2) Gail Remmer Kelley
  • Janet Lynn married Robert Wayne Nelson
  • Jesse William “Bill” married Jana Lynn Keene

Submitted by:
Sue Webb Bodishbaugh
Tampa FL
E-mail: suebod@tampabay.rr.com

William Thomas Graham

William Thomas “Will” Graham
b. 2 June 1874, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, to William Isaac and Julie Etta (Cook) Graham
d. 7 September 1955, Great Falls, Montana

m. 19 October 1901, Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois
Frances Celia Preston
b. 2 June 1886, Tolona, Champaign County, Illinois
d. 25 September 1975, Great Falls, Montana

Children with Frances Celia Preston:

  • Frances Julietta (1903-1996) married Sidney Habel
  • Margaret Alice (1905-1998) married Nels Nelson

Will left Indiana in 1910 to homestead in the Knees area of Montana. He moved to Great Falls in 1922. When he died in 1955, his obituary said he had 11 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Warren Ferris Lee

Warren Ferris Lee
b. 19 January 1799, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, to Elisha and Sally (Pitcher) Lee
d. 3 April 1859, Fawn River Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 16 October 1828
Eliza Maynard Nelson
b. 30 September 1809
d. 24 April 1890, Missouri

Children with Eliza Maynard Nelson:

  • Charles N (b. ca. 1831, New York)
  • Eliza Z. (b. ca. 1838, New York)
  • Henry (b. 1841, Indiana)
  • Mary (31 March 1844–9 June 1910) married Alfred Toll
  • Elizabeth (b. ca. 1848, Michigan)

Warren Ferris Lee moved to St. Joseph County, Indiana, by 1840 and after 1840, to Fawn River, St. Joseph County, Michigan, where he purchased a small flour mill and distillery on Fawn River from a Mr. Freeman. In the 1845 census of St. Joseph County, Michigan, the Lees were living in Fawn River Township.

About 1848, Warren F. Lee served as town clerk of Fawn River Township. But by 1850 the Lee family had moved to LaGrange County, Indiana, where Warren was running an inn called the Lima House with the help of his son Charles. Then in 1858, Warren was back across the state line in Fawn River Township, serving as a delegate to the St. Joseph County, Michigan, Democratic County Convention.

Submitted by:
Paul P. Brinkman
Kansas City MO