Grace Stackhouse1

Marriage*She married John Ware.1

Family

John Ware
Child1.Anne Ware1 b. 9 Jan 1771, d. 7 Oct 1841

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 19, page 692. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Thomas Stackhouse1

ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Marriage*27 September 1688He married Grace Heaton, daughter of Robert Heaton and Alice Ricroft, on 27 September 1688 in Middletown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
(Husband) Burial8 October 1708Thomas became a widower when Grace (Heaton) Stackhouse died. She was buried on 8 October 1708 in Middletown Meeting Graveyard, Middletown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Grace Heaton b. 11 Mar 1667

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well-researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015, citing the Middletown Monthly Meeting Women's minutes, 1:11.
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing the Middletown Monthly Meeting records.

John Stacy1

d. before 20 October 1762
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Sarah __?__.1
Death*before 20 October 1762He died sometime before 20 October 1762, the date his widow married a second time.1

Family

Sarah __?__ d. Jan 1793

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fifth Generation, pages 95-97. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.

______ Stacy1

Marriage*He married Daughter Hayward, daughter of Samuel Hayward and Susanna Edson.1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Elizabeth Staes1,2

Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Johannes Wendell in Albany County, New York.3
(Wife) Death1691Elizabeth became a widow when Johannes Wendell died in 1691.3

Family

Johannes Wendell b. 2 Feb 1649, d. 1691
Children1.Abraham Wendell+1 b. 27 Dec 1678, d. 28 Sep 1734
2.Jacob Wendell+3 b. 5 Aug 1691

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  3. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 21-25.

Adeline Stafford1

b. 1842
Father*John M. Stafford1,2 b. 30 May 1792, d. 6 Nov 1857
Mother*Malinda Copeland1 b. 1810
Birth*1842Adeline Stafford was born about 1842 in Illinois.1
(Sister) Census US 186014 August 1860Adeline was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of her widowed sister, Caroline Belcher, in Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois. Adeline was 18 years old. Malinda (Copeland) Stafford, the sisters' mother, who was 50 years of age and a widow, was also enumerated in the Belcher household in 1860.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Caroline Belcher, Year: 1860; Census Place: Grafton, Jersey, Illinois; Roll: M653_188; Page: 86; Family History Library Film: 803188. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John M Stafford, Memorial# 20492322. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Caroline Stafford1

b. 1836, d. 1916
Father*John M. Stafford3 b. 30 May 1792, d. 6 Nov 1857
Mother*Malinda Copeland2 b. 1810
Birth*1836Caroline Stafford was born about 1836 in Illinois.2
Marriage*6 May 1852She married John Wesley Belcher, son of Joseph Belcher and Ruth Walls, on 6 May 1852 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois.1
(Wife) Death19 October 1859Caroline became a widow when John Wesley Belcher died intestate, on or about 19 October 1859 at about age 34, leaving her with three very young children.4,2
Census US 1860*14 August 1860Caroline Belcher was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois. She was 24 years of age. In addition to her children, her household included her mother and a sister. Her mother, Malinda (Copeland) Stafford, was 50 years of age and had also been widowed; and her sister, Adeline Stafford, was age 18. Caroline's two older children, Charles and Alice Belcher, were ages 6 and 4 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; and the baby, Laura Belcher, was one year old. At the top of the same census page in 1860, Caroline's sister-in-law, Celia Myers, was enumerated with her husband and family. Their surname had been spelled "Mires" by the census taker.2
Census US 1870*30 July 1870Caroline Belcher was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1870 census taken on 30 July 1870 in Township 6, Range 13, Jersey County, Illinois. She was 35 years of age, keeping house and had a personal estate valued at $150. She was enumerated with two of her children in 1870. Charles E. was 16 years old, worked as a farm hand and had attended school within the census year; and Laura was 11 years old, had attended school within the census year and could read, but not write. Caroline's sister-in-law, Celia Myers, was enumerated with her husband and children in the next household above Caroline's on the same census page in 1870.5
Marriage*13 October 1872She married second William M. Kirkman on 13 October 1872 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois.6
Death*1916She died in 1916 at about age 807
Burial* and was buried in Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth, Elbert County, Colorado.7

Family 1

John W. Belcher b. 1825, d. 19 Oct 1859
Children1.Charles E. Belcher2 b. 1854
2.Alice Belcher2 b. 1856
3.Laura Belcher2 b. 1859

Family 2

William M. Kirkman b. 1841, d. Dec 1927

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Wesley Belcher and Caroline Stafford on 6 May 1852 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Caroline Belcher, Year: 1860; Census Place: Grafton, Jersey, Illinois; Roll: M653_188; Page: 86; Family History Library Film: 803188. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John M Stafford, Memorial# 20492322. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate opened on 24 February 1860 in Jersey County, Illinois, for John W. Belcher, who died intestate on or about 19 October 1859, referencing the Jersey County Probate Records, Volume H, 1919-1931; Administrators Bonds and Letters, 1852-1878, citing image# 517 of 859. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Caroline Belcher, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 6 Range 13, Jersey, Illinois; Roll: M593_233; Page: 802A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William Kirkman and Caroline Belcher on 13 October 1872 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, USA.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Caroline S (Stafford) Kirkman, Memorial# 51905756.

John M. Stafford1

b. 30 May 1792, d. 6 November 1857
Birth*30 May 1792John M. Stafford was born on 30 May 1792.1
Marriage*13 April 1829He married Malinda Copeland on 13 April 1829 in Greene County, Illinois.1,2,3,4
Death*6 November 1857He died on 6 November 1857 at age 651
Burial* and was buried in Hartford Cemetery, Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois.1

Family

Malinda Copeland b. 1810
Children1.Caroline Stafford+1 b. 1836, d. 1916
2.Adeline Stafford2,1 b. 1842

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John M Stafford, Memorial# 20492322. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Caroline Belcher, Year: 1860; Census Place: Grafton, Jersey, Illinois; Roll: M653_188; Page: 86; Family History Library Film: 803188. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 13 April 1829 in Greene County, Illinois, of John Stafford and Melinda Copeland, referencing Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm# 1310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Stafford and Melinda Copeland on 13 April 1829 in Greene County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Samantha J. Stafford1

b. 15 October 1859, d. 20 September 1941
Birth*15 October 1859Samantha J. Stafford was born on 15 October 1859 in Missouri.1
Name VariationHer full name was Samantha Jane Stafford.2
Marriage*30 September 1878She married Samuel Smith, son of Pleasant F. Smith and Thursey Means, on 30 September 1878.1,3,2
(Wife) Death27 April 1940Samantha became a widow when Samuel Smith died on 27 April 1940 at age 82.4,3,2
Death*20 September 1941She died on 20 September 1941 in Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, at age 811
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Mount Olive Cemetery, Hamburg.1,4

Family

Samuel Smith b. 25 Jul 1857, d. 27 Apr 1940

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samantha J (Stafford) Smith, Memorial# 8100384. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2343] Samuel Livingston Smith 1940 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Stanberry Herald - Headlight, (Stanberry, Missouri), Thursday, 9 May 1940, page 10, Pioneer Resident Dead, Sanuel Livingston Smith, born in Alanthus, Missouri 25 July 1857 and passed away at his home in the south part of Hamburg on Saturday, 27 April 1940 at age 82; married to Samantha Jane Stafford on 30 September 1878, seven children, brother of late Mrs. T. J. Chapman. Hereinafter cited as Samuel Livingston Smith 1940 Obituary.
  3. [S2342] Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Samuel "Leonard" Smith on 27 April 1940 in Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, USA, age 82, married to Samantha Stafford, sawmill worker and house mover, born on 25 July 1857 in Missouri to Pleasant Smith and Kersey, informant Myrtle Lauritson, Hamburg, Iowa, burial on 29 April 1940 in Hamburg Cemetery, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Death Records, 1888-1904. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Smith, Memorial# 8100382.

Josephine Stagner1,2

b. 10 April 1884, d. 3 June 1917
Birth*10 April 1884Josephine Stagner was born on 10 April 1884 in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.1,3,4
Name VariationShe was called Josie.2
Marriage*1 January 1902She married, as his first wife, Jesse J. Peel, son of James T. Peel and Alice Arnold, on 1 January 1902 in Collin County, Texas.1,2,5,4
Census US 1910*22 April 1910Josephine and Jesse J. Peel were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 22 April 1910 on McKinney Street, Farmersville, Collin County, Texas. Jesse was 28 years of age and worked as an electrician in a light plant, and Josephine was 26 years of age. They rented their house, had been married for 8 years, the first marriage for each, and Josephine had given birth to four children, all of whom were living. All four were enumerated with their parents in 1910. James C. was 7 years old and attending school; Chattie L. was 5 years old and not yet in school; Verna H. was 3 years old and Jesse L. was seven months.6
Death*3 June 1917She died of consumption on 3 June 1917 in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas, at age 333,4
Burial*4 June 1917 and was buried on 4 June 1917 in Farmersville IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville.3,4

Family

Jesse J. Peel b. 30 Apr 1881, d. 28 Mar 1965
Children1.James C. Peel6 b. 1903
2.Lillian C. Peel+1 b. 9 Sep 1904, d. 18 Dec 1986
3.Verna H. Peel6 b. 1907
4.Jesse L. Peel6 b. 30 Sep 1909

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse J. and Josephine Peel, Year: 1910; Census Place: Farmersville, Collin, Texas; Roll: T624_1539; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1375552. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2191] Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 1 January 1901 in Collin County, Texas, USA of J J Peel and Josie Stagner. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965.
  3. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 3 June 1917 in Farmersville, Collin, Texas, USA, of Mrs. Josephine Irene Peel, age 33, married, housewife, born on 10 April 1884 in Sweetwater, Texas, daughter of W. N. Stagner and R. A. Touchstone, died of consumption, informant Jesse Peel, Farmerville, burial 4 June 1917 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmersville. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Josephine Irene Peel, Memorial# 35703604. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jesse James Peel, Memorial# 35703603.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jess J. and Josephine Peel, Year: 1910; Census Place: Farmersville, Collin, Texas; Roll: T624_1539; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1375552.

Lucinda Stalcup1

b. 17 March 1849, d. 6 April 1929
Birth*17 March 1849Lucinda Stalcup was born on 17 March 1849 in Orange County, Indiana.1
Marriage*25 July 1867She married first James C. Highfill, son of William Highfill and Mary Garland, on 25 July 1867 in Orange County, Indiana.2,1,3
Census US 1880*25 June 1880Lucinda and James C. Highfill were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 24 and 25 June 1880 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. James was 33 years of age and farming, and Lucinda was 32 years of age and keeping house. Their son, William E., was 10 years old, and the health of all three members of the Highfill family was recorded as well. Also enumerated with the young family in 1880 was Catharine Lankford, who was identified as a sister-in-law. Catharine was 24 years of age and her health was recorded as "has fits". Several related members of the Highfill and Lankford extended families were recorded on that same census page in 1880. Nancy and Edmund Lankford, Catharine's parents, were enumerated in the first household above Lucinda and James C. Highfill, and their eldest daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Henry Highfill, who was James C. Highfill's half-brother, were enumerated in the next household above Catharine and Rachel's parents. Enumerated in the first household below that of James and Lucinda, was the family of Elisha J. Highfill, James's brother and Henry's half-brother, and enumerated in the first household at the top of the same census page, Sarah E. (Belcher Hollen) Lankford, widow of Rachel and Catharine's deceased brother, Larkin Lankford, was enumerated with her children in the household of her mother and stepfather, Minerva and Marcum Hollen.4,5,6,7,8
Marriage*1921She married second, as his second wife, Benjamin Bert Brown in 1921. Lucinda's first husband had been the brother of Benjamin's first wife.9,1,10,3
Death*6 April 1929She died on 6 April 1929 in Crawford County, Indiana, at age 801
Burial* and was buried with her first husband in Highfill Chapel Cemetery, Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana.1,3

Family 1

James C. Highfill b. 1847, d. 1920

Family 2

Benjamin Bert Brown b. 3 Oct 1842, d. 16 Dec 1931

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda (Stalcup) Highfill, Memorial# 69196569. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 July 1867 in Orange County, of Lucinda Stalcup and James C Highfill, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in the County Clerk's Office, Book C-5, Page 364. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James C. Highfill, Memorial# 69194937.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James C. and Lucinda Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Rachel Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elisha J. and Mary J. Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Bert Brown, Memorial# 180991127.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha (Highfill) Brown, Memorial# 100094125.

Elizabeth Stalham1

Birth*Elizabeth Stalham was born in England.1
Marriage*She married Robert Williams in England.1
Residence*1637Elizabeth and Robert Williams settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1637.1,2

Family

Robert Williams b. 11 Dec 1608, d. 1 Sep 1693
Children1.Mary Williams+1 d. 19 Feb 1662/63
2.Samuel Williams3 b. c 1632, d. 28 Sep 1698

Citations

  1. [S1323] Walter Eliot Thwing, History of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630-1904, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: W.A. Butterfield, 1908), Robert Williams, page 53. Hereinafter cited as History of the First Church in Roxbury, 1630-1904.
  2. [S1322] Abner Morse, compiler, A genealogical register of the inhabitants and history of the towns of Sherborn and Holliston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Press of Damrell & Moore, 1856), Wood, pages 261-264. Hereinafter cited as Inhabitants and history of Sherborn and Holliston.
  3. [S1323] Walter Eliot Thwing, History of the First Church in Roxbury, 1630-1904, Mr. Samuel Williams, page 117.

Leah Stamets1

b. 2 March 1809, d. 10 August 1897
Birth*2 March 1809Leah Stamets was born on 2 March 1809 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*7 March 1830She married Evan James Lovitt, son of Daniel Heston Lovit and Mary J. James, on 7 March 1830 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They were married by John R. Ruckle, a Minister of the Gospel.1,2,3
(Wife) Death15 August 1888Leah became a widow when Evan James Lovitt died on 15 August 1888 at age 89.2
Residence*After her husband's death, Leah made her home, for the greater part of the time, in La Harpe, Hancock County, with her son and daughter-in-law, Mary and Willis Harris Lovitt, and their family.4
(Mother-in-Law) Death9 January 1897Her son-in-law, Willis L. Godfrey, committed suicide on 9 January 1897 in Peoria County, Illinois, at age 39.5,6
(Mother-in-Law) Illness9 January 1897Long before alcoholism was recognized as a disease, her son-in-law, Willis L. Godfrey, was likely a serious alcoholic. The newspaper describing the events of his suicide on the evening of 9 January 1897 in Peoria, Illinois, began their story by reporting that his wife, Mary Jane Lovitt, who was not named in the article, had separated from him and had been living in La Harpe for the past year with her brother, Willis Harris Lovitt, his wife, Mary, and their family. It was also not mentioned that Willis and Mary Jane's mother, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, also resided with her son's family in La Harpe in 1897.

The news article, returning to the evening of January 9, reported that Godfrey had gone into a saloon in Peoria and called for a drink. When he was unable to pay for it, he and the bartender exchanged words, and Godfrey threw his coat on the bar and left the saloon. No one witnessed what happened next, although the supposition was that Godfrey went straight to the Illinois River and plunged in. Eleven weeks later, on Sunday, March 21, his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends.

Godfrey was twice married. His first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Masters, who was not named in the article, secured a divorce, remarried and was living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, was living in La Harpe. Godfrey had been employed on several roads as a brakeman, but could not keep a job "due to his dissipated habits." The article concluded with the newspaper's editorial judgements that, "His evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself. This sad history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum."6,4
Death*10 August 1897She died on 10 August 1897 in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, at age 881
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Old Bedford Cemetery, McDonough County, Illinois.1,2

Family

Evan James Lovitt b. 15 Apr 1799, d. 15 Aug 1888
Children1.Willis Harris Lovitt+7,1 b. 8 Sep 1844, d. 26 Feb 1900
2.Mary Jane Lovitt+1,8 b. Mar 1853, d. 11 Feb 1907

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Evan James Lovitt, Memorial# 54448268.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Evan J "Lovet" and Leah "Staymetz" on 7 March 1830 in Muskingum, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000865142. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293, from the news article about her 87th birthday celebration posted on her memorial page.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Leaming Godfrey, Memorial# 227007267.
  6. [S2362] Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 25 March 1897, page 1, article title reads "W. L. Godfrey Suicides", and crediting the Peoria, Illinois, papers of the previous Tuesday, reported the tragic death of Willis L. Godfrey, whose wife had been making her home in La Harpe, with her brother W. H. Lovitt and family, for the past year; on the evening of January 9, Godfrey, "the unfortunate man", went into a saloon and called for a drink; being unable to pay for it a few words passed between the bartender and Godfrey, when the latter threw his coat on the bar and left the place; the supposition is that he went straight to the river and plunged in; last Sunday his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends; he was twice married; his first wife secured a divorce, is married again, and is living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, is living here; he had been employed on several roads as brakeman, but could not hold a job owing to his dissipated habits; his evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself; this said history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum. Hereinafter cited as Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Harris Lovitt, Memorial# 92359120.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane (Lovitt) Hill, Memorial# 148511888.

Edith Standeven1

b. February 1892
Father*Joseph H. Standeven1 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton1 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*February 1892Edith Standeven was born in February 1892 in Nebraska.1
(Daughter) Census US 1900June 1900Edith was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of her parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She was 8 years old, at school, and had attended school for nine months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Frank Standeven1

b. August 1885
Father*Joseph H. Standeven1 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton1 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*August 1885Frank Standeven was born in August 1885 in Nebraska.1
(Son) Census US 1900June 1900Frank was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was 14 years old, at school, and had attended school for nine months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Herbert Standeven1

b. November 1878
Father*Joseph H. Standeven1 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton1 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*November 1878Herbert Standeven was born in November 1878 in Iowa.1
(Son) Census US 1900June 1900Herbert was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was 21 years of age and at college.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Joseph H. Standeven1,2,3

b. September 1846, d. 5 September 1906
Birth*September 1846Joseph H. Standeven was born in September 1846 in New Jersey.1
Marriage*18 May 1876He married Susie L. Norton, daughter of David E. Norton and Susannah M. White, on 18 May 1876 in Boone County, Iowa.1,2
Census US 1900*June 1900Susan and Joseph Standeven were enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Joseph was 53 years of age and worked as an iron machinist, and Susan was 46 years of age and had been in the United States for 33 years. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 24 years, and Susan had given birth to ten children, seven of whom were living. All seven of their surviving children were enumerated with them in 1900. Herbert was 21 years of age and attending college; Walter was 19 years old, at school, and had attended school for nine months of the census year; Josephine was age 17; Frank, Simpson and Edith were ages 14, 10 and 8 years, respectively, were all at school, and had attended school for nine months of the census year; and Laurence was 6 years old, at school, and had attended school for five months of the census year. Susan's widowed father, David E. Norton, who was 81 years of age, was also enumerated with the Standeven family in 1900. Everyone in their household, with the exception of young Laurence, was able to read and write, and everyone, including Laurence, was able to speak English.1
Death*5 September 1906He died at age 60 on Monday, 5 September 1906 at Omaha General Hospital, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, from injuries sustained the previous Saturday night while bathing at Manhattan beach at Lake Manawa in Iowa. He had dived from the big plank roller, alighting on his neck in shallow water. Help was near at hand and he was carried to the boat house where every effort to resuscitate him proved unsuccessful. He was taken to Omaha General Hospital late Saturday night in a semi-conscious condition where surgeons found one of his cervical vertebrae fractured, and stated Sunday, that chances for his survival were but one in one thousand. Monday afternoon, his attending physician informed his family there was no hope, and he died Monday night. He was reported to be 55 years of age, lived at 1505 Binney Street, Omaha, and had been a resident of Omaha for the last 30 years. He left a wife and five children, and had been employed at Larson Ice machine works.

The news article described the lake's "big plank roller that killed him" as a contrivance that had been constructed out of planks about 20 feet in length and joined together in a way that resembled a huge white barrel. "It has created much amusement for the bathers at Manawa in the past. It is presumed that Mr. Standeven must have missed his footing when he plunged from the roller."3,4
Burial*He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha.3

Family

Susan L. Norton b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Children1.Herbert Standeven1 b. Nov 1878
2.Walter Standeven1 b. Jan 1881
3.Josephine I. Standeven+1 b. Mar 1883
4.Frank Standeven1 b. Aug 1885
5.Simpson Standeven1 b. Dec 1889
6.Edith Standeven1 b. Feb 1892
7.Laurence Standeven1 b. Dec 1894

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S148] Iowa, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Susie L Norton and J H Standeven on 18 May 1876 in Boone County, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph H. Standeven, Memorial# 82336693. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S2418] Joseph H. Standeven Accidental 1906 Iowa Death and Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Hobart Daily Chief, (Hobart, Oklahoma), Thursday, 6 September 1906, page 1, accident and death of Joseph H. Standeven of 1505 Binney Street, Omaha, Nebraska, reported under headlines shouting "Bather Fatally Injured -- Joseph H. Standeven Meets with Accident at Manawa"; injuries sustained Saturday night while bathing at Manhattan beach at Lake Manawa; dived from the big plank roller alighting on his neck in shallow water, help was near at hand and he was carried to the boat house where every effort to resuscitate him proved unavailing; brought to Omaha General Hospital late Saturday night in semi-conscious condition where surgeons found one of his cervical vertebrae fractured and stated Sunday that chances for his survival were but one in one thousand, 55 years of age, resident of Omaha for last 30 years, wife and five children, employed at Larson Ice machine works; Monday afternoon attending physician informed family there was no hope and he died Monday night. (The contrivance that killed him was constructed out of planks about 20 feet in length joined together in a way that resembled a huge white barrel; it had always created much amusement for the bathers at Manawa in the past and it was presumed that Mr. Standeven must have missed his footing when he plunged from the roller). Hereinafter cited as Joseph H. Standeven Accidental 1906 Iowa Death and Obituary.

Josephine I. Standeven1,2

b. March 1883
Father*Joseph H. Standeven3 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton3 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*March 1883Josephine I. Standeven was born in March 1883 in Nebraska.3,2
(Daughter) Census US 1900June 1900Josephine was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of her parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She was 17 years old.3
Marriage*1909She married first Wilbur L. Smith, son of Brandon Davidson Smith and Viginia Annie Barnes, on 1909 in Douglas County, Nebraska.4,1
Census US 1910*23 April 1910Josephine I. and Wilbur L. Smith were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 23 April 1910 in Ward 3, Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma. Wilbur was 33 years of age and worked as a butcher, and employer, in his own shop, and Josephine was 27 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for one year, the first marriage for each, and Josephine had given birth to no children. Wilbur's mother, Jennie A. Smith, was enumerated with them in 1910. She was a widow 55 years of age, and had given birth to seven children, all of whom were living.2
(Wife) Death19 June 1917Josephine became a widow when Wilbur L. Smith died on 19 June 1917 at age 40.5
Census US 1920*6 January 1920Josephine Smith was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 6 January 1920 on U Street, Ward 7, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She was 36 years of age, a widow, rented her house, and worked in a grocery store on her own account. Her son, Brandon, was 5 years old and attending school.6
Marriage*1925She married second, as his third wife, James O. Byers, son of Francis A. Byers and Sibyl DeWitt, in 1925 in Sarpy County, Nebraska.7,8
(Wife) Draft Registration27 April 1942Her husband, James Orlando Byers, completed his World War II Draft Registration Card on 27 April 1942 at the Benson Station RFD# 7, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He reported his home address as 6712 Drexel Street, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, and the person who would always know his address as his wife, Josephine Byers, of the same address.9

Family 1

Wilbur L. Smith b. 10 Feb 1877, d. 19 Jun 1917
Child1.Brandon Smith6 b. 1915

Family 2

James O. Byers b. 28 Mar 1885, d. Jan 1955

Citations

  1. [S2369] Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Wilber L Smith in 1909 in Douglas, Nebraska, USA, citing Certificate# 3803, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Lincoln, Nebraska; Surname Range: Bend-Swon. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Wilbur L. and Josephine I. Smith, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hobart Ward 3, Kiowa, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1257; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0170; FHL microfilm: 1375270. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2369] Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Josephine Standeven in 1909 in Douglas, Nebraska, USA, citing Certificate# 3803, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Lincoln, Nebraska; Surname Range: Anto-Szit.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Wilbur Smith, Memorial# 15787113. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Josephine Smith, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 7, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_989; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 78. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2369] Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James O Byers in 1925 in Sarpy, Nebraska, USA, citing Certificate# 7082, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Lincoln, Nebraska; Surname Range: Abro-Hurr.
  8. [S2369] Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Josephine Smith in 1925 in Sarpy, Nebraska, USA, citing Certificate# 7082, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Lincoln, Nebraska; Surname Range: Mill-Szen.
  9. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, registration dated 27 April 1942 of James Orlando Byers of Omaha, Nebraska, USA, age 58, born on 29 April 1885 in Rippy, Iowa, USA, his wife, Mrs. Josephine Byers of his same address, the person who would always know his address, worked for the Empire Construction Company in Omaha, his height was 5 7, eyes were brown, hair was brown, weight was 130 and his complexion was ruddy, referencing The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Nebraska, Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, Group# 147, Box or Roll# 1187. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.

Laurence Standeven1

b. December 1894
Father*Joseph H. Standeven1 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton1 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*December 1894Laurence Standeven was born in December 1894 in Nebraska.1
(Son) Census US 1900June 1900Laurence was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was 6 years old, at school, and had attended school for five months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Simpson Standeven1

b. December 1889
Father*Joseph H. Standeven1 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton1 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*December 1889Simpson Standeven was born in December 1889 in Nebraska.1
(Son) Census US 1900June 1900Simpson was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was 10 years old, at school, and had attended school for nine months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Walter Standeven1

b. January 1881
Father*Joseph H. Standeven1 b. Sep 1846, d. 5 Sep 1906
Mother*Susan L. Norton1 b. Mar 1854, d. 1 Jun 1923
Birth*January 1881Walter Standeven was born in January 1881 in Nebraska.1
(Son) Census US 1900June 1900Walter was enumerated on the 1900 census taken in June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ward 3, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was 19 years old, at school, and had attended school for 9 months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph and Susan Standeven, Year: 1900; Census Place: Omaha Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: 923; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240923. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Deborah Stanfield1

Marriage*She married Richard Woodward.1

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 11. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.

John Staniford1,2

Marriage*13 August 1705He married as her second husband Sarah (Colman) Bant, daughter of William Colman and Elizabeth __?__, on 13 August 1705 in Brattle Square Church, Boston. Their marriage was performed by Sarah's brother, the Reverend Benjamin Colman.1,2

Family

Sarah Colman

Citations

  1. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Colman 1747 probate packet# 8827, FHL Film# 493868. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 228. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

James Stanishurst1

Family

Child1.Margaret Stanishurst+1 d. 1609

Citations

  1. [S1630] Reverend William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs : Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Families in Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1889), Chapter VIII. Arland Ussher, the Chancery Registrar and his Family, pages 79-86. Hereinafter cited as The Ussher Memoirs.

Margaret Stanishurst1

d. 1609
Father*James Stanishurst1
Marriage*She married Arland Ussher, son of Thomas Ussher and Margery Geyton.1
(Wife) Death10 August 1598Margaret became a widow when Arland Ussher died on 10 August 1598.1
Death*1609She died in 1609.1

Family

Arland Ussher b. c 1552, d. 10 Aug 1598
Child1.Ellinor Ussher+1 d. 22 Nov 1640

Citations

  1. [S1630] Reverend William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs : Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Families in Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1889), Chapter VIII. Arland Ussher, the Chancery Registrar and his Family, pages 79-86. Hereinafter cited as The Ussher Memoirs.

Miriam Stanley1

Marriage*13 January 1734She married Joseph Wight, son of Joseph Wight and Sarah Metcalf, on 13 January 1734 in Dedham. They were married by the Reverend Mr. Samuel Dexter.1,2,3

Family

Joseph Wight b. 7 Jan 1710/11

Citations

  1. [S621] Edward Franklin Everett, Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Mass, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: privately printed, 1902), Fourth Generation, pages 41-42. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham.
  2. [S1252] Danforth Phipps Wight M.D., The Wright Family. Memoir of Thomas Wight, of Dedham, Mass., with genealogical notices of his descendants, from 1637 to 1840, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of T.R. Marvin, 1848), page 63. Hereinafter cited as Wight Family Memoir of Thomas Wight of Dedham.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 61. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Carol J. Stansbury1

b. 23 February 1952
Father*Milton Lee Stansbury2,3 b. 21 Apr 1929
Mother*Nola Mae Harris3,2,4 b. 2 Jan 1932
Birth*23 February 1952Carol J. Stansbury was born on 23 February 1952.1
Name VariationHer full name was Carol Jean Stansbury.5
Marriage*11 April 1969She married first, as his first wife, Michael L. Eddings, son of Earl J. Eddings and Velma L. (Moore) Eddings, on 11 April 1969 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. They were both 17 years old, and their mothers, Velma L. (Moore) Eddings and Nola Mae (Harris) Stansbury, had each given her consent to the marriage.1
Marriage*16 February 1974She married second Thomas M. Findley shortly after their marriage license was issued in Wyandotte County, Missouri. Thomas was 26 years of age and Carol Jean was age 21. The announcement of their license was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 16 February 1974.5

Family 1

Michael L. Eddings b. 25 Jun 1951

Family 2

Thomas M. Findley b. 1946

Citations

  1. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 11 April 1969 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA, of Michael L Eddings of Wyandotte County, son of Velma L. Eddings, under the age of 21 years, and Carol J Stansbury of Wyandotte County, under the age of 18 years, mothers of both parts gave consent, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  2. [S2319] Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, online at www.ancestry.com, listing dated 1 March 1953 for the Harris family, residence at 1203½ Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, including James Harris, age 47, Daisy Harris, age 40, Nadine Harris, age 16, James F. Harris, age 11, Milton Stansbury and Nola (Harris) Stansbury, ages 22 and 19 years, and daughter Carol Jean Stansbury, age 13 months, Bobby Lee and Ruby Harris, ages 23 and 19 years, and daughter Donna Sue Harris age 10 months. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961.
  3. [S2208] Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 July 1950 in Osceola, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, of Milton S. Stansbury, age 21, born on 21 April 1929 in Arkansas, and Nola Mae Harris, age 18, born on 2 January 1932 in Arkansas, citing Certificate# 34969, Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, Year 1950, Film# #10. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969.
  4. [S2338] Daisy (Sprague) Harris 1988 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Star, (Kansas City, Missouri), Sunday, 5 June 1988, page 6, obituary for Daisy A. Harris, 76, Kansas City, Kansas, died 3 June 1988 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, born in Macomb, Illinois, homemaker, Assembly of God Church in Lepanto, Arkansas, survivors include sons Bobby and Jim, daughters Jeanie Furr, Nola Eickhoff, Nadine Williams, brother Stanley Sprague, sister Eva Lambert, burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Daisy (Sprague) Harris 1988 Obituary.
  5. [S2328] Carol Jean (Stansbury) Eddings and Thomas M. Findley 1974 Marriage, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Saturday, 16 February 1974, page 33, in Wyandotte County, marriage license issued to Thomas M. Findley, age 26, of 2216 N. 78th Terrace, and Carol Jean Eddings, age 21, of 808 S. 80th. Hereinafter cited as Carol Jean (Stansbury) Eddings and Thomas M. Findley 1974 Marriage.

Milton Lee Stansbury1,2

b. 21 April 1929
Birth*21 April 1929Milton Lee Stansbury was born on 21 April 1929 in Arkansas.1
Marriage*30 July 1950He married Nola Mae Harris, daughter of James Harris and Daisy Sprague, on 30 July 1950 in Osceola, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Milton was 21 years of age and Nola Mae was age 18.1
Divorce Filing3 July 1958Milton Lee Stansbury, husband, Petitioner, filed for divorce from Nola Mae Harris on 3 July 1958 in Mississippi County, Arkansas. He reported they had been married on 30 July 1960 in Keiser, Arkansas, and that his cause for the divorce was indignities.2
Divorce*3 July 1958Milton Lee Stansbury and Nola Mae Harris were divorced on 3 July 1958.3
Divorce3 July 1960Milton Lee Stansbury, husband, Petitioner, was granted an Absolute divorce from Nola Mae (Harris) Stansbury on 3 July 1960 in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The record of the decree reported that two children were affected by the divorce.4

Family

Nola Mae Harris b. 2 Jan 1932
Child1.Carol J. Stansbury5,1 b. 23 Feb 1952

Citations

  1. [S2208] Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 July 1950 in Osceola, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, of Milton S. Stansbury, age 21, born on 21 April 1929 in Arkansas, and Nola Mae Harris, age 18, born on 2 January 1932 in Arkansas, citing Certificate# 34969, Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, Year 1950, Film# #10. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969.
  2. [S2212] Arkansas, Divorces, 1923-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce filed on 3 July 1958 in Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, by Milton Lee Stansbury against Nola Mae Stansbury, citing indignities, married on 30 July 1950, Certificate# 003473, Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Divorces, Year 1960, Film# 2. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Divorces, 1923-1969.
  3. [S2212] Arkansas, Divorces, 1923-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce on 3 July 1960 in Mississippi, Arkansas, USA, of Milton Lee Stansbury and Nola Mae Stansbury, married on 30 July 1950, citing Certificate# 003473, Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Divorces, Year 1960, Film# 2.
  4. [S2212] Arkansas, Divorces, 1923-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, Absolute divorce granted on 3 July 1960 in Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, to petitioner, husband, Milton Lee Stansbury from Nola Mae Stansbury, two children affected, married on 30 July 1960, citing Certificate# 7562, Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Divorces, Year 1960, Film# 2.
  5. [S2319] Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, online at www.ancestry.com, listing dated 1 March 1953 for the Harris family, residence at 1203½ Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, including James Harris, age 47, Daisy Harris, age 40, Nadine Harris, age 16, James F. Harris, age 11, Milton Stansbury and Nola (Harris) Stansbury, ages 22 and 19 years, and daughter Carol Jean Stansbury, age 13 months, Bobby Lee and Ruby Harris, ages 23 and 19 years, and daughter Donna Sue Harris age 10 months. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961.

Gideon Stansfield1

d. 9 May 1658
Marriage*21 February 1624/25He married Grace Eastwood on 21 February 1624/25 in Wadsworth, Yorkshire, England.1
Death*9 May 1658He died on 9 May 1658 in Wadsworth, Yorkshire.1

Family

Grace Eastwood d. 12 Aug 1682
Child1.Miriam Stansfield+1 b. 27 Nov 1625, d. Jan 1697

Citations

  1. [S1357] Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, The Drapers in America, being a History and Genealogy of those of that name and connection, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: John Polhemus Printing Company, 1892), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as The Drapers in America.

Miriam Stansfield1

b. 27 November 1625, d. January 1697
Father*Gideon Stansfield1 d. 9 May 1658
Mother*Grace Eastwood1 d. 12 Aug 1682
Birth*27 November 1625Miriam Stansfield was born on 27 November 1625 in Vicarage of Halifax, Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England.1
Marriage*21 April 1646She married James Draper, son of Thomas Draper, on 21 April 1646 in Heptonstall.1
(Wife) DeathJuly 1694Miriam became a widow when James Draper died in July 1694.1
Death*January 1697She died on January 1697 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 71.1

Family

James Draper b. 1618, d. Jul 1694
Child1.James Draper+1 b. 1654, d. 30 Apr 1698

Citations

  1. [S1357] Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, The Drapers in America, being a History and Genealogy of those of that name and connection, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: John Polhemus Printing Company, 1892), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as The Drapers in America.