Descendants of Joseph GILL

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOSEPH4 GILL  (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born December 15, 1815 in Territory of Indiana; now Sullivan Co., and died November 01, 1895 in Dent Co., MO of pneumonia.  He married (1) ELIZABETH MILES.  She was born 1820 in Sullivan Co. IN, and died February 14, 1840 in Sullivan Co., IN.  He married (2) ELEANOR REESE April 02, 1843 in Crawford (now Dent) Co., by N.M. Taney, JP, daughter of DAVID REESE and TYPHENA KELLY.  She was born March 21, 1818 in Wayne Co., MO, and died January 21, 1854 in Dent Co., MO.  He married (3) MARTHA ANN CLARK May 07, 1854 in Dent Co., MO, daughter of JOTHAM CLARK and SARA HAYDEN.  She was born March 14, 1834 in CALEDONIA, WASHINGTON CO., MO., and died January 25, 1914 in HOME OF DAU. DENT CO., MO of a Stroke..

 

Notes for JOSEPH GILL:

Joseph was first married to Elizabeth Miles in Indiana and this marriage

ended with her death in childbirth in 1840.  Their baby also died and a tall

slender monument marks their resting place in Mt. Zion Cemetery near New  Lebanon and Merom.  Their grave is located in the same cemetery as Joseph's

parents, William and Mary Ann Gill, but a short distance away.

     Joseph came to Missouri in 1841 or early 1842 .possibly in company of a younger brother, Isaac Watts Gill (said by some to be a "Squaw Man").  Here, Joseph met and married Eleanor Rees(e), a sister of Mrs. David H. Henderson, April 2, 1843.  The marriage was performed by N.M. Taney, J.P. and witnessed by David and Mary "Polly" Henderson in Crawford County (now Dent), MO.

To this union four children were born:  Anne Elizabeth, Mary Matilda, John Harrison and Joseph Addison.  Eleanor and "Polly" came to Dent County from Wayne Co., Mo.  Eleanor died Jan. 21, 1854. Cause of death is not known.  She is buried in Copland cemetery.

    With four small children to rear, it didn't take Joseph long to find a new

wife and mother.  On May 7, 1854, Joseph married my grandmother, Martha Ann Clark of the Stone Hill community.  Six children were born: Samuel, William McKinley, Thomas Hayden, Sarah Ellen, Charles Elliott and James Garfield.

     Joseph and Martha made their home on the Meramec River for the rest of their lives.  In addition to farming, Joseph served as postmaster of Winston Post Office which was in his home before the Civil War.  He was known as a strong supporter of the Union in spite of the fact that he was also a slave owner.  Once he expressed his sentiment to some one who urged that sending of Union papers be stopped.  During the war the post office equipment was stolen from his home by southern sympathizers.

After the war he re-established the post office in his home, this time as the Twane Post Office, which he kept untill 1888.  Joseph was also a school teacher and school commissioner.  In 1864, he served as Representative from Dent County in the Twenty-third General Assembly, State of Missouri.

   Joseph was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.  In 1867 he transferred his membership from Rolla lodge to Salem Lodge #225, AF & AM..

    Martha was active in church and civic affairs of the community.  One of

the first Methodist classes organized in the county was the Mt. Vernon Class (1838 or 1840), later known as the Gill Class and finally as the Stone Hill Appointment.  Martha was a member of this Class for over sixty years.  After Joseph's rather sudden death from pneumonia, Martha, now an invalid as a result of being thrown from a horse, made her home with a daughter, Sarah Ellen (Mrs. William Russell), until her death.

 

Note: Chas E. Gill, 1911 notes stated "John and Wilson Mc NAIR ARE COUSINS OF FATHER."

 

More About JOSEPH GILL:

Burial: Copeland Cemetery, Dent Co., near Salem, MO  Judge Young officiating.

Comment: 1842, Came to the Dent Co. MO area and owned a farm near Antioch.  Later, he moved to a farm near Union Cemetery.  Still later he bought a farm on the Meramec near the Henderson farm owned by his brother-in-law.

Elected: 1864, Joseph Gill represented Dent Co., in the 23rd General Assembly in Jefferson City, MO

Occupation: Cabinet- maker, Farmer-Teacher-State Rep.

Parents (Facts Pg): s/William GILL-Mary Anna McREYNOLDS

 

More About ELIZABETH MILES:

Burial: Near New Lebanon, Sullivan Co., IN

Comment: Photographed this grave.

 

Notes for ELEANOR REESE:

Eleanor was the dau. of David Reese(e) and Tryphena Kelly and the sister of

Mrs. David H. Henderson (Mary Rees(e)).

   

 

 

 

 

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    Surname: Rees, Reese, Kelly, Gill, Jamison, Henderson, Sherrell, Sherrill, Shirley, Logan, Bettis, Drew

   

    The following is a family history written by one of the children of Mary Rees Henderson b)Dec. 13, 1815     d)Aug. 18, 1886. This history was recently passed on to me by Maxwell Sherrell, a descendant.

   

    The Rees family came from Wales and settled in the state of Delaware. John Rees lived in Delaware until    his son David was about sixteen years old, when he moved to East Tennessee where he is supposed to have died. He only raised two children by his first wife, David and a daughter who married a man by the

name of Jamison. Mr. Jamison went to Kentucky and afterward to Southwest Missouri.

   

    John Rees raised some daughters by a second marriage of whom nothing is known. There was also a son who died somewhere along the Missouri River leaving his only daughter of whom nothing is known.

   

    When grown, David Rees left his father in East Tennessee and in company with his sister and her husband, Mr. Jamison, went to Kentucky where he remained until about 1801. In 1801 David Rees came to Wayne County Missouri,

where he spent the remainder of his life. In person David was probably below average in stature and had a dark complexion with very black hair and eyes. After some years in Missouri, he was married to Typhena Kelly.

   

    The Kellys were early settlers in Wayne County and came from Hallifax County, Virginia. The Kellys and Logans and Bettises were all old settlers and all connected by marriage. The Kellys were rather large in stature and generally had blue eyes and black hair. They were prominent citizens. Governor Drew of

Arkansas married Lucinda Kelly.

   

    The Reeses were Methodists and so were the Kellys. The date of marriage of David Rees is not known,

but probably in 1805 or 1806. The following children were bom to David Rees and Typhena Kelly:

   

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    Jacob, born April 19, 1807

    John Harrison, born July 24, 1809

    Jebu, born November 2, 1811

    William, born March 20,1813

    Mary, born December 13, 1815

    Eleanor, born March 21, 1818 (my line)

    Cinderella, born April 8, 1821

   

    The following is a record of deaths:

   

    John Rees died March 6, 1812

    Cinderella Rees died Sept. 30, 1821

    Typhena Kelly Rees, wife of David died Nov. 11, 1822

    William Rees, died July 9, 1827

    David Rees died May 23, 1835

    John Harrison Rees died March 4, 1844

    Jacob Rees died in Wayne Co. about 1845 leaving a widow and large family of     children. (names not given)

   

    Eleanor Rees Gill died in Dent Co. MO. Jan 21, 1854 leaving a husband     (Joseph Gill) and four children:

   

    Ann Elizabeth Gill, born February 5, 1844

    Mary Matilda Gill, born February 10, 1846 (my line)

    John Harrison Rees Gill, born January 5, 1848

    Joseph Addison Gill, born Nov. 5, 1853

   

    Mary Rees was only seven years old at the time of her mother's (Typhena         Kelly Rees) death. (She married Mr. Henderson)

    For years, she was an invalid and yet with the imperfect help of children did        all of her house hold work and this too, with a husband that was inclined to         keep open house and entertain all who chose to take advantage of his     generosity. She outlived all of her brothers and sisters more than thirty years,     and seemed to cling to life on account of her invalid son, William. William        died in the triumph of his Christian faith, August 2, 1886 and Mother fingered    until the 18th surviving him only sixteen days.

   

 

   

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More About ELEANOR REESE:

Burial: Copeland Cem., Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. David Rees(e) & Tryphena Kelly

 

More About JOSEPH GILL and ELEANOR REESE:

Marriage: April 02, 1843, Crawford (now Dent) Co., by N.M. Taney, JP

 

Notes for MARTHA ANN CLARK:

     "Charles E. GILL relates an interesting story that reveals life in the early days.  His mother, Martha Ann Clark, daughter of Jotham Clark, who was three years old when her father came to Dent County from Calidonia, MO, picked huckleberries one day in Shop Hollow.  This hollow, extending northward from the present highway 32 near Stone Hill, received its name from a blacksmith shop which stood across the road from where Leslie Wood (1928) now lives.  Miss Clark had in her possession a tin cup, a rare article in that day.  When she returned home she discovered that she had left the cup, and going back the next day to the Hollow, where she had left the cup, filled with berries, she found that a bear, in trrying to eat the berries out of the cup, had completely demolished it.....

Excerpt from "A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE EARLY DAYS OF DENT CO.", by Paul Wobus and Charles E. Gill. (1928)

 

OBITUARY  MRS. MARTHA  ANN CLARK GILL, 1914:

 

        Eighty years ago the 14th of last March there was born in Washington Co., MO, a little girl babe in the home of Mr. Jotham and Mrs. Sarah Clark.   She was one of a family of eight children---six girls and two boys---four yet living:  Marcus L., Mrs. T. J. Scott, Mrs. Brown Pemberton and Mrs. R. J. Carty.   This little babe was named Martha A. Clark.   While very young her parents moved to Dent County locating on a farm now owned by her brother, M. L. Clark, where the children grew to adult age and where the parents died and are buried.  At the age of twenty-one she was united in marriage to Joseph Gill and to this union were born six children:  Samuel, William, Thomas Hayden, Sarah Ellen, Charles Elliott and James Garfield, all living except Samuel who died January 1, 1876, and residing in Dent County except Thomas H. who resides in Portland, Oregon.   Nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild survive her.

 

        Her husband died November 1, 1895, since which time she has lived a widow.   From an accident, being thrown from a horse, she has been an invalid for many years.   In early life she made a public profession of religion, and although not one of the original members, yet early became a member of the first Methodist class organized in Dent county about 1838 or 1840 known as the Gill or Mt. Vernon class, but now known as the Stone Hill appointment.   For over 60 years she was a member of one of those classes, a consistant, worthy member of the church--in health or sickness--youth or old age==daughter, sister, wife, mother or neighbor an exemplary, sstimable christian woman.

 

        Sunday morning about 2:30, January 25, 1914, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Russell, where she had made her home for some yearsa, she quietly  "fell asleep in Jesus."   Although an invalid for many years, her immediate death was the result of a stroke of apoplexy the previous day about 5 p. m.

 

        Monday about 11 a. m. her wearied body of over four score years was laid to rest by the side of her husband and son, Samuel, in the Copeland Cemetery.   Words of tender rememberance were spoken by her pastor, W. Ward Smith and her class leader, John W. Pemberton, who had known Sister Gill from his boyhood days, and the song was led by ----n Worley.

 

        Of the near relatives present were the surviving five children, one brother, M. L. Clark, and one sister, Mrs. T. J. Scott, of Salem.   Beside these, many other relatives and a large company of friends, neighbors and acquaintances who unanimously felt a good woman and a "Mother in Isreal" had gone from our midst, were present.   Gone but not forgotten, gone but not gone, for all feel that Mother Gill yet lives, not only in her heavenly home but in the precious, never dying influence in the heart and life of those who knew her, and especially those who knew her best.   Surely many felt "that the beauty of the Lord her God was upon her and that the work of her hands was established upon her.  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

 

        The bereaved and sorrowing relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends and acquaintances.

 

        "Forget" thee, mother?   What, forget

        The eyes that gazed first into mine--

        That watched me when my life was young,

        With watchfulness almost divine?

 

        "Forget" thee?   No, I shall never.

        Thy face, thy voice, thy lips, thy eyes!

        No, not till death's unsparing hand

        Upon me falls and memory dies!

                                                              W. W. S.

         

 

More About MARTHA ANN CLARK:

Burial: Copeland Cem., GILL COMMUNITY, DENT CO., MO.

Occupation: HOUSEWIFE AND MOTHER

 

More About JOSEPH GILL and MARTHA CLARK:

Marriage: May 07, 1854, Dent Co., MO

       

Child of JOSEPH GILL and ELIZABETH MILES is:

                   i.    INFANT5 GILL, b. February 14, 1840, Sullivan, Co., IN; d. February 26, 1840, Sullivan Co., IN   Elizabeth died in childbirth.

 

       

Children of JOSEPH GILL and ELEANOR REESE are:

2.               ii.    ANNE ELIZABETH5 GILL, b. February 15, 1844, Crawford (now Dent) Co., MO; d. 1932, Portland, OR.

3.              iii.    MARY MATILDA GILL, b. February 10, 1846, Crawford (now Dent) Co., MO; d. November 19, 1933, Camas, Wash. of the 'flu".

4.              iv.    JOHN HARRISON REESE GILL, b. January 05, 1848, Crawford (now Dent) Co., MO; d. March 15, 1904, Pettigrew, AR.

5.               v.    JOSEPH ADDISON GILL, b. November 05, 1853, Dent Co., MO; d. June 10, 1904, Probably Fullerton, Lahabra Whittier, CA.

 

       

Children of JOSEPH GILL and MARTHA CLARK are:

                 vi.    SAMUEL5 GILL, b. July 11, 1856, Gill farm Meramec Valley Dent Co., MO; d. January 01, 1876, Dent Co., when accidentally thrown from  a mule not far from his home..

 

Notes for SAMUEL GILL:

Little is known about Sam, but a memorandum book found in the possession

of his brother, Charles, contained an entry stating:  "Sam Gill began teaching

August 28, 1875, Osage Township (Howesmill, MO)... Fifteen boys and twelve

girls were listed as pupils as follows:  Boys...Albert D. Maxwell, 15, Benj.

F. Williams, 14, Wm. Barnet Lewis, 9, Wilson Lewis, 7, Braxton Johnson, 17,

Warner Johnson, 8, James Counts, 16, Peter Counts, 14, Peter Counts, 14, Wm.

Counts, 9, George Hogan, 7, Pless Hogan, 9,...................................

..Camel Hogan, 15, Sam Newberry, 14, Seth Williams, 13, Joseph Williams, 12;

Girls...Emma L. Maxwell, 12, Martha Harris, 12, Jennie Bell Johnson, 14, Eliza

J. Estes, 17, Alas (Alice) Estes, 14, Ellen White, 6, Catherine Hogan, 12,

Mary Hicks, 12, Sarah L. Dalton, 16, Nora Clark, 13, Marcella Johnson, 16,

Rebecca M Williams, 17."

     The book also contained the following entry:  "Mr. Joseph Gill's taxes

for the year 1875, was $54.20."

     A letter, also found in Charles Gill's possession, gives an account of

Sam's death as described by his father, Joseph.  A copy follows:

 

(Note: The following letter was addressed "Dear Sister".......I find no sister of Joseph who was still living at the time of Samuel's death.. However, it could possibly refer to a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, Who was married and possibly lived away from home.....Eag)

 

Twane, Mo.,

                                            January 16, 1876.

                                            Dear Sister,

     From the valley of deep affliction and busted hopes I take my pen to drop a few lines to you (I find my hand very unsteady).  We received your kind letter this evening and according to your request will endeavor to give you some account of our dear Sam's death.  On Friday evening he borrowed a mule from Tom Copeland & started for home but wanted to see some folks on the watery fork.  He came by Wm. Warshom's where there had been a working party, stoped and took supper with them & stayed until 11, o'clock when he in company with John McMurtrey & Wm. P. Holman home on ther road his mule got frightened at a dog and threw him.  When he got up he thought he was not much hurt.  After walking part way home he got on John's horse and rode home.  They got up his mule.  He went to bed not wishing to disturb us, but, not resting well called John up to examine him.  His brother Wm. came down for a light then we first learned of his being hurt.  But the Dr. could find nothing rong.

     He came down in the morning as lively as common told me he somewhat sore but suprised that he was not worse.  He ate some brakefast and appeared to enjoy himself with John and Addison.  Told me he was almost as big as Addison, that he weighed 171 and Addison 172.  He told me that he only had 7 more days to teach.  We sat by the fire and talked our business over.  After a while the other boys having rode out he went up to his bed to take a nap.  He was gone perhaps two hours when he came down very sick.  He complained of a pain in his bowls.  I applied warm fomentations of hops and sent for the Dr. and when he came he sent for Dr. Thompson.  I saw his situation and told him my apprehensions.  He told me he was of the same opinion.  I asked him what his prospects were.  He said he had been thinking on the subject.

     Oh I as how my whole soul was drawn out for him, meanwhile the Drs. were doing all they could to stimulate him but could not.  We had now been working with him some twelve hours.  I had lost all hope and told my dear boy had to part.  He told me that it was all for the best.  He had no doubt that he felt a calm resignation to the will of God caught my hand and asked me to meet him in heavan then he saw John Harrison "Oh (said he) John you must come and go with me to heavan.  O (said he) what shall I do?  I can not see all of my friends to tell them to meet me in heavan & Mary told him she would tell them. That seemed to satisfy him.  He appeared to die as calm and cheerfully as he lived telling his mother and the children not to weep that it would not be long before we would all meet in heaven.  One time he looked up into my face with those beautiful bright eyes and smiled and said if the Lord would spare me I would be a great deal better boy than I have been.  Oh, said I, Samma I have

been promising the Lord the same things.

     Now sis, I will not say anything about my sorrow.  O I am so glad I had

the opportunity of comforting him and knowing the state of his mind.  He told me that he only thought he enjoyed religion but he strayed off but felt his faith strengthened.

 

Joe Gill

 

Obituary, January 1877

Gill , on Saturday, January 1, of internal injuries, Samuel, son of Joseph GILL, age twenty years.  The deceased was a resident of Twane Merrimac Township and was highly esteemed by all who knew him for his exemplary and consistant life.  He in company with Mr. John McMurtrey and a Mr. Holman werre traveling from the residence of Mr. William T. Worsham to his home on the night of December 30, when a young mule on which he was riding took fright and threw him.  His injuries were at first sujpposed to be slight until eleven O'clock December 31, when it was discovered he had sustained severe internal injuries from the effects of which he sank rapidly, until midnight when he breathed his last.

His sudden death has thrown a deep gloom over his neighborhood.  He was a grandson of Judge Clark and the first of his posterity yet deceased.

 

More About SAMUEL GILL:

Burial: Copeland Cemetery, on old Clark Farm, in Gill Comunity, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: School Teacher

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Joseph Gill-Martha Ann CLARK

 

6.             vii.    WILLIAM MCKINLEY GILL, b. October 24, 1857, Gill farm Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO; d. May 30, 1923, at home, Boss, Dent Co., MO.

7.            viii.    THOMAS HAYDEN GILL, b. November 26, 1861, Gill farm, Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO; d. September 24, 1935, Gresham, Ore. of a Stroke upon learning of death his brother, James G. Gill.

                  ix.    SARAH ELLEN GILL, b. April 14, 1867, Gill farm, Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO; d. November 04, 1947, Home of Doris Dent in Dent Co.; m. WILLIAM MARION RUSSELL, August 06, 1908, (See Message on Sarah); b. March 07, 1871; d. December 06, 1943, Dent Co., MO.

 

Notes for SARAH ELLEN GILL:

A record in the Dent Co., Courthouse indicates that Sarah Gill had been

previously married to ------ Elvins and they may have had a son.

     William Marion RUSSELL was born Mar. 7, 1871, son of Robert Beane RUSSELL and Lenora Frances GEARHART.  He died Dec. 6, 1943 and is buried in Stone Hill Cemetery.

     He married Sarah Ellen GILL Aug. 6, 1908.  She was born April 14, 1867 on

the Gill farm in the Meramec Valley in Dent County, MO.  She was the fourth

child of Joseph GILL and Martha Ann CLARK.  Sarah died Nov. 4, 1947 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Arley DENT in the Meramec Valley.  She, too, is buried in Stone Hill Cemetery.

     Sarah grew to womanhood on the farm where she was born.  After marriage, she and Will moved to an adjoining farm where they engaged in farming until her husband's death.  They were active in church and community affairs and enjoyed singings and other community events as long as their health permitted.

      Sarah was first united with the Methodist Church, but later transfered her membership to the Presbyterian Church.  She was baptized in the Meramec River at the lower end of the Marcus Clark Farm.

     They had a foster son, Richard, who became mentally ill and had to be

placed in an institution.

 

 

More About SARAH ELLEN GILL:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Occupation: Housewife

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Joseph GILL & Martha Ann CLARK

 

More About WILLIAM MARION RUSSELL:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Robert Beane Russell-Lenora F.Gearhart

 

More About WILLIAM RUSSELL and SARAH GILL:

Marriage: August 06, 1908, (See Message on Sarah)

 

8.                x.    CHARLES ELLIOTT GILL, b. July 08, 1869, MERAMEC VALLEY 10 MI. E. OF SALEM, MO.; d. July 15, 1962, SALEM, MO..

9.               xi.    JAMES GARFIELD GILL, b. November 05, 1871, Gill farm, Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO; d. August 19, 1935, St. Louis, MO folling a Gall Stone oper..

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ANNE ELIZABETH5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born February 15, 1844 in Crawford (now Dent) Co., MO, and died 1932 in Portland, OR.  She married CAPT. EDMOND BATES KANADA Abt. 1866 in Dent Co., MO, son of B. KANADA and MARY MORRIS.  He was born 1842 in PROBABLY DENT CO., MO, and died 1904 in From a fall down the stairs..

 

Notes for ANNE ELIZABETH GILL:

Letter from Anne Elizabeth Kanada to Charles E. Gill dated April 6, 1914:

                                     Sumatra, Montana

My Dear Brother,

       I will endeavor to write you tonight.  I received yours of recent date.

Was indeed glad to learn that you are all well.

       We are having threatening like rain.  This morning was very fine but

the wind began to blow and look like a stormy period was at hand.

      I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Ragsdale's death.  He was a good citizen.

I knew him when I was back there.  He made me think of father so much.  His hair was very white and he was very feeble.  And Mrs. Duckworth was as old as mother or maybe older.  We used to know her when we were quite small.

     My pen is a miserable makeshift.  It leaks and this is the second sheet

of paper I have spoiled tonight!  The ranchers are getting their land in

order for seeding.  They have been harrowing and disking ever since the snow went off.  There will be quite good lot of land seeded here this spring.  They broke a lot of land last fall with steam engines and plows and they are at it again this spring breaking prairie.

     We haven't planted any thing but lettice and raddishes.  You would come

out on the Milwauke, St. Paul and Puget Sound road.  It is 14 miles from the Station North to where we are.  Of course we would not be very well fixed but you have been in the west and your friends will find it quite novel camping in the shacks.   There are three of us here within in two miles.  I am sure we will not be very badly crowded.

     There is a young man from West Virginia here.  He is our man of all work.

 We board him and he also does our odd jobs.  We are looking for Pat down to visit us this week.  The people are passing here all the time.  There must be a big country up North of us for there are several wagons pass every day

     Sumatra is the station where you will stop.  We have no way to come

after you.  We have no trains yet but there is always wagons in from this part of the country.  If you do stop to visit us when you get to Sumatra inquire for the Sand Springs Road.  It will lead to where we stay.  It is a fine road now.  There has been so much travel on it all winter but if it should rain

before you  get here it will not be so good.

     Well as I have to go to my shack and get dinner for the workmen I must

finish this scribbled letter.  You may read it but it is doubtful.  You must

write when you get to your destination.  From your loving

                                              Sister,

                                            A.E. Kanada

 

Another letter:

 

Lewiston, Idaho

                                                 January 18, 1917

 

My Dear brother Charles,

 

I will write you this morning as your welcome letter was received a few

days ago.  I was looking for it for I knew you always finished up your

correspondence with the year.  I was just thinking to write you soon for fear

I had not answered your last.

     We are all quite well except colds.  Lucy and some of the children are

having severe colds.  I have not had but one cold worth notice since I came

from Mo.

     Mary's folks were well when we heard from them last.  That was last week. Jessie has had a very severe spell of sickness.  She is now convalescing.  She was taken Oct. 31 and had to got to the hospital at Miles City to be operated on.  As her appendix was almost completely rotten it was ruptused and was a very bad case.  The Drs. had no idea that she would live but she has about recovered.  The Drs. said it was her disposition as much as anything else that saved her.  She is very quiet and unemotional person.  Her father and mother came down to the ranch as that was where we were when she was taken sick.  They three Drs. to come out and hold a consultation and they decided it was a very bad case.  The Drs. hospital and traveling expense amounted to some over $600.00.  Mary stayed with her all the time.  They got home on the morning of Thanksgiving and on the 6th of Dec. Rowe was married to Miss Gladwen Davies.  Her parents are Welch people.  There were two sisters and they had a double wedding. It was a beautiful wedding.  The brides were dressed just alike and the grooms very much alike-both about the same age.

     I have not heard from Guy for some time.  He was in Canton, China the

last we heard from him.  He is still in the same business and doing well.  He

is over six feet high and weighs one hundred forty lbs.  Is very much the

form of Bates---very slender.

     Jessie and I have proved upon our claims.  I have not got my pattents

yet.  I do not know about Jessie.  Jessie is engaged to a farmer boy who lives about four miles from her place.  They a section between them.  I think they will marry soon.  They would have married sooner had it not been for her health.

     I came to Lucy's soon after the wedding. I arrived the fourteenth and

found all well as usual.  They have four boys-all men in size-the youngest is

16 years old and one girl 18, and a boy 3.  The oldest boys are at work and

Ruth and the two younger boys are going to school.  They are doing well.

Hoping to hear from you again soon, I am your loving sister. P.S Love to all

and best wishes.

                        A.E. Kanada

 

Note from Grand-daughter Harriet Light:

Grandma KANADA was a sweet, pretty, elegant, old lady, clean and neat about her person.  She left a legacy of beautiful knitted bedspreads and love.

 

From T. H. GILL'S "Memories" written Jan 1930:

 

"I remember rather distinctly a large box or chest which was kept hidden in a thicket of hazel brush some distance from the house and was used to store our extra clothing in and our women folks always rushed through the washing and ironing as quickly as possible and carried the clean clothes to the comparative safety of the big box.   We lived in an atmosphere of continual fear.  My father was seldom at home.  Though to nearly an invalid to join the army, he was never safe at home.  An old negro woman that belonged to the family did not dare to sleep in the house but would take her little boy and steal out to a sort of den some distance from the house to sleep.  She was always in danger of being carried off down south as other negroes had been."

 

One of the most pleasant memories of that time is seeing a tall Union soldier ride up to the front gate (usually about dusk as it was at considerable risk that he visited us at all)  with a carbine across his saddle and two big Colt revolvers and sometimes a sabre at his side.  The argument that throwing away their arms makes men or nations safer, does not appeal to me in the least.   On the contrary, a thoroughly good man armed to the teeth is about the finest sight a little boy who knows what it is to always be afraid, can see.  I also remember this tall soldier setting by the fire in our house and calling me to him and taking me between his knees and asking , "Now what did Bessie do to the Rebels?" (this refering to one occasion when these Rebels robbed the house), and I  would reply "She just cried at 'em and cried at 'em."   This he seemed to think was a great joke.  I might explain that this same tall Union Soldier and my sister "Bessie" were married as soon as the war was over and he returned home. 

 

More About ANNE ELIZABETH GILL:

Burial: Portland, OR; Rose City Cemetery

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Joseph Gill & Eleanor Reese

 

Notes for CAPT. EDMOND BATES KANADA:

Bates was tall & slender.  He was the first election judge in Dent Co., in

1866. He and Elizabeth must have moved from Dent Co., about mid-summer of 1892

Letters indicate they resided in Lewiston, Idaho (1919) and Helena, Mont.

(1919).  On Dec. 30, 1897 Bates visited at the Gill Home in Dent Co., MO

having lived the past 6 years in Mont.  He sold his claim to the Gill Home-

sted to Charles Elliott Gill for $300.00

 

 

Note from Grand-daughter Harriet LIGHT:

 

Edmond Bates KANADA was born in 1842.  He was a Captain in the 3rd. MO. Cavalry, Co., "B".  He had 3 horses shot out from under him during that period of Civil War strife, 1861-1865.  He suffered an eye injury which left him blind in one eye.

 

He was with General William Tecumseh Sherman's Army DURING ITS FAMED MARCH TO THE SEA!!!

 

 

 

 

More About CAPT. EDMOND BATES KANADA:

Burial: Probably in Belt, Mont.

Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1864, Capt. in Civil War. Was under General Sherman on his march to the sea.  Had two horses shot out from under him.  Was blind in one eye from cap and ballpistol backfire in the face.  He served with the MO Volunteers Under J.W.  Benteen of Little Big Horn fam

Occupation: Served In Civil War

Parents (Facts Pg): s/ B,  Frank KANADA & Mary MORRIS

 

More About EDMOND KANADA and ANNE GILL:

Marriage: Abt. 1866, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of ANNE GILL and EDMOND KANADA are:

10.              i.    LUCY FLORENCE6 KANADA, b. PROBABLY DENT CO., MO; d. March 28, 1933, Portland, Ore..

11.             ii.    ELLA GUY KANADA, b. May 16, 1867, Dent Co., MO; d. February 16, 1887, Dent Co., MO.

12.            iii.    MARY DYSART KANADA, b. Abt. 1868, PROBABLY DENT CO., MO; d. Aft. 1940, Probably Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

3.  MARY MATILDA5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born February 10, 1846 in Crawford (now Dent) Co., MO, and died November 19, 1933 in Camas, Wash. of the 'flu".  She married SILAS WASHINGTON SHERRELL November 26, 1876 in Salem, Dent Co., MO, son of WILLIAM SHERRELL and ELIZABETH.  He was born February 08, 1844 in Middle Tennessee, and died September 05, 1921 in Danners, County of Fergbus, Mont..

 

Notes for MARY MATILDA GILL:

Following is a copy of notes by Maxwell A. Sherrell, dated Dec. 1, 1981:

          FOR THOSE WHO COME AFTER ME--My Grandma Mary Sherrell

"Here-in- I do not write a geneology but rather a few childhood memories of my

grandmother, Mary Matilda (Gill)Sherrell, born Feb. 10, 1948 in Southwest MO."

     "From the time of my earliest memories my grandmother was about the     .

house and from her rocking chair she imparted to me and endless repetoire of

family antedotes.

     Growing up in a time and part of the country where there few roads, where vast hardy stands of oak defied a farmer's ax let alone a plow, life was hard even for those with education and land.

     Grandma's mother Elinoir (Reese) Gill died when she was only eight years old and for the next few years the household was directed by "Aunt" Celia, a trusted and respected slave woman.  She became my grandmother's beloved life long friend and counselor.  Regarding Elinoir, folks said she was a romatic who wrote nice verse.  "Take care of my babies," she charged her friend and servant and Celia did just that.

     Her father, Joseph Gill was well educated by the standards of the area

and time.  He held a position of what today might be called Superintendent of Education.  He later was elected to the Office of Representative to the State Legislature of Missouri.  These responsibilities often took him away from home for days at a time.

     I remember a few stories of her early childhood.  One frightening

incident when she was walking to school barefooted and narrowly missed

stepping on a cottonmouth crossing a stream.  (I question it being a

"cottonmouth" EAG).  She had several animal pets among them a squirrel and a deer.  She put a red leather collar on the deer in hopes hunters would not mistake it for a wild one.  It did no good, hunters eventually shot her deer.

     The Civil War was the most traumatic time in my grandmother's life and

most of her early recollections delt with the conflict and its shock waves

that ran through her life and the life of the community.

     It was during this period that her father seemed to be away from home the most. (He was not in the military and she always made a point of his loyalty to the Union in spite of the fact that the family held some slaves).  Survival itself was what seemed to consume their efforts at this time.  The country was often overrun by guerilla bands called bushwhakers.  These marauders ransacked the countryside for livestock, black servants and anything else they could take away with them.. Their own farm was raided many times.

     She often told me how her black nurse, "Aunt" Celia first fixed a hiding

place under the house for herself and her children.  Later when this seemed no longer safe, she marched off each night armed with a broad ax to hide in the woods with her children.

     On a neighboring farm, I think the family was McMurtrey, a little black

servant boy was hidden in haystack.  Somehow he must have thought the raiders had left and all was well for he stood up and looked around while the raiders were still in the yard.  They took the boy away with them and the family never heard from him again.  Grandma said this child was greatly grieved by that family.

     On one occasion Grandma remembered chiding her sister Elizabeth for

cautioning one of these ruffians not to burn his hand when she handed him a demanded candle on one of these night raids.

     The girls must have grown bolder with repeated experiences of this sort

for she told me that once when they knew the raiders would be coming they

somehow acquired a uniform (either gray or blue, I don't know), put it on a

dumby, place an old gun in its hands and stood it in the upstairs hall.  When

the raiders did arrive late that night and storming through the house, the

girls were rewarded by seeing them falling over themselves trying to escape

what they presumed to be an army ambush, since these men were often hunted by both North and South.  She said the raiders cautiously returned and vented their frustrations by kicking the dumby apart.

     Grandma said that regular soldiers, both North and South were courteous even when they confiscated their property.  She told me about a troop of Confederate soildiers who came to their farm and announced they would confiscate their horses.  One tired Southern boy sat down on the porch steps, looked at Grandma and Elizabeth and said "One thing I wont do is rob my neighbors."

     She told me that on more than one occassion she had listened to the

rumble of cannon all day.

     I learned from my mother that Grandma lost a young sweetheart who marched away to this war and died in one of the battles.

     Some years after the war she met and married a Civil War veteran, Silas

W. Sherrell who served in the U.S. Cavelry, Co. E., 13th Ill. Cav.   Silas

studied under Methodist direction and became an ordained Minister in the

Methodist Episcopal Church.  Sometime after their marriage the couple moved to Turtle, MO, where Grandpa preached at thr Methodist Church.  I'm not sure how many places they lived around this area. They had three children of their own: my father, Addison Watts Sherrell. He died at Vancouver, WA, in 1957, age 78 years.   Lemuel Dysart Sherrell.  He is living in the Vancouver area age 99 years.  Dora Sherrell, died in Great Falls, Mont. I think in the late 1950s.

     Grandma also adopted an orphaned girl whose name was Lola.  Lola grew up and married a man named Warren.  Lola apparently had three marriages and was widowed twice.  She had three children, Effie and Edgar Warren and Cecil Moore.  Lola died when the children were all young.  Grandma raised these children also.

     Edgar later worked for my father as a ranch hand in Montana, then came to Camas, Washington to work as a motorman at the Crown Zellerbasck Paper Mill till about 1963.  Edgar died in Santa Rosa, California in 1979, surviving his wife Clara by about a year.

     Cecil died as a young man in Montana from complications resulting from

diabetes,  Effie was living somewhere in Southwest MO, in 1950.

     About 1910 Mary and Silas Sherrell joined their sons and families near

Lewiston, Montana. Silas's health was failing but in spite of this, Grandpa

built his own house and Grandma served for a time as head housekeeper for the Soldiers Home in Great Falls Montana.  Silas died in Montana, Sept. 5, 1921.

     Grandma came to Oregon with my father, Watts, and his family in 1923.  By this time her sister Elizabeth was living with her daughter, Lucy Lite (Aunt Tute) in Portland, and they were able to visit back and forth as long as they lived.  Our family moved to Camas, Washington in 1925 and Grandma came with us.  We moved four times during the next nine years but always in the area of Vancouver and Camas.

     Grandma died at our home near Vancouver in 1933.

     I have before me her scrap book from which some of this early data is

taken.  It is sprinkled with newspaper clippings of obituaries, old songs and

pious poetry by Edgar Guest."

 

(signed) Maxwell A. Sherrell

                                            5370 S.E. Powell Vol. Rd.,

                                            Gresham, OR  97030

 

 

More About MARY MATILDA GILL:

Burial: Camas, Wash.

Event: July 23, 1905, Note in C.E. Gill' diary----Mr. and Mrs. SHERRELL came last night and staid all day.

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Joseph GILL-Eleanor REES(E)

 

Notes for SILAS WASHINGTON SHERRELL:

Silas W. SHERRELL ENLISTED 23 March 1961 as a private in the UNION Army in the state of Illinois.

 

Silas W. SHERRELL served Illinois C  Co. 13th Cav Reg II, Mustered Out on 04 APRIL 1865; Transferred on 20 January 1864 from Co C to Company E (Estimated Day)

 

   

 

 

 

 

    Silas Washington Sherrell

   

    The following is a summary of material abstracted from Pension and War records recently received from the National Archives.

   

    Silas was a volunteer in the War of Rebellion signing up for three years, at Pilot Knob, County of Ironton, Missouri, 25'h of March 1862. He was bom 8h of February 1844 in Middle Tennessee.

    His personal description at enlistment was as follows: 5' 9", dark complexion, gray eyes and black hair. Occupation was a farmer. He was a private with the IP Regiment Illinois Cavalry, Company G and later transferred to Company C in 1863 and Company E in 1865, same Regiment

    Ile was honorably discharged at Little Rock, Arkansas on the 4h of April 1865, as a private.

   

    His service record shows he was in the Regimental Hospital from October 31, 1862 to February  28, 1863 (four months). No reason given, but later in his invalid pension request, he states he had  small pox with complications of vision problems. Other reasons for medical treatment during his service, were fever and catarrh (inflamed ear).

   

    In 1887 he obtained affidavits from former neighbors and friends as to his health problems and capabilities of doing manual labor. Their names were: J.G. Morton, age 41, of Salem, Dent Co. MO., Jane W. Murray age 50 of Salem and Eva (signed Evelela) Watson. of Salem. They stated he always complained of being in bad health and he didn't look good. One mentioned the smallpox and the remaining pockmarks on his face. Eva mentioned that she observed his not feeling well, while living in the family, but she didn't know what the disease was that he was suffering from. His pension request also states he suffered from scurvy (lack of vitamin C causing hemorrhages of thejoints), dyspepsia (indigestion) and chronic intestinal problems.

   

    Another application for invalid pension was filed on the 20th of August 1890. Silas states he is 45 years old and living in the town of Winoma, County of Shannon, Mo. He states he is unable to earn support because of dyspepsia, chronic diarrhea and general debility.

   

    Eight years later the Bureau of Pensions asked that Silas answer the following questions:

    Are you married and state your wife's full name? When, where and by whom? Written in were:

    Mary M. Sherrell, maiden name Gill. Nov. 26, 1876 by Morgan. Record at the Court  House in Dent, County.

    Were you previously married? Yes: Ellzbeth Agee. She died in 1874 in Osage County, MO.

    This information was signed by Silas May 4, 1898. His three children with Mary Gill Sherrell are also listed.

   

    In 1907 he made a claim for Civil War pension. He states that since the service he has lived ten years in Osage Co. MO. and the last thirty - thirty two years in Dent Co. MO. His post office address at this time was Turtle in Dent Co.

   

    Next questionnaire comes to Silas in 1915 and his address is Kendall, Montana. Some additional information is given at this time. His marriage to Mary Gill was performed by Rev. Morgan, pastor of CME Church in Salem. His first marriage to Elizeabeth (has Agge this time) Agee was in Jan. 1866 and she died April 13, 1874. His three children with Mary Gill Sherrell are again listed. This was signed April 12, 1915.

   

                                            1h

    State of Montana Death Certificate for Silas shows he died Sept.5 , 1921 without medical  attention. The cause of death was diabetes mellitus. There was no autopsy. His address at time  of death was 13 M N.E. Danvers, Montana, County of Fergus. Informant was Lemuel D. Sherrell. Place of burial: Deerfield, Mont. 9-7-21.

   

    Mary M. Sherrell completes application for widow's pension at age 75, Oct. 4, 1921. She states  that Silas died from diabetes following_                   not able to read two words), exposure and  irregular meals. She states that she had not been previously married and that Silas had not been previously married. She is still in Danvers, Montana. Additional forms compted Nov. 8, 1921 again showing that he had not been previously married.

   

    Following this application for widow's pension are three affidavits signed and completed in the year 1922. From Dent County, MO. is a statement by David Morton, age 78 stating that Lizzie Sherrell was the wife of Silas Sherrell and she died about the year 1874. That on or about the year 1876 , Silas married again. And that from and after said marriage he and his said last wife, Mary M. Sherrell lived together as husband and wife until his death on the 5h day of Sept. 1921.

    The second statement is exactly the same made by W.M. Wright, age 65 years of Crawford County, MO.

   

    The third document is by Thomas H. Gill, from Multnomah County of the State of Oregon. This is dated 2]" of March 1922. This states in part; that Thomas was sixty years of age and lived with his father near Salem, MO; that Mary M. Gill was the name of one of my sisters; that Mary M. Gill was married to S, W. Sherrell on the 26th day of November 1876; that the wedding took place at

my fathers' home near Salem; that I was present and a witness; that after said marriage they  Iived together as husband and wife until his death 5th of September, 1921.

   

    Mary received her last pension payment of $36 on October 31, 1933. She was 'dropped' from the pension rolls because of her death on November 19, 1933. Her address at that time was Route I  Box 260-3 (a little hard to read) Vancouver, Washington.

   

 

More About SILAS WASHINGTON SHERRELL:

Burial: Deerfield, MT

Occupation: Farmer-Methodist Preacher

Resided: After Civl Warr he lived 10 years in Osage Co., MO

 

More About SILAS SHERRELL and MARY GILL:

Marriage: November 26, 1876, Salem, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of MARY GILL and SILAS SHERRELL are:

13.              i.    ADDISON WATTS6 SHERRELL, b. November 24, 1877, Turtle, Dent Co., MO; d. January 14, 1957, Hospital Vancouver, Wash..

14.             ii.    DORA ELIZABETH SHERRELL, b. November 22, 1881, Turtle, Dent Co., MO; d. August 12, 1956, Great Falls, Mont. Heart Attack.

15.            iii.    LEMUEL DYSART SHERRELL, b. August 30, 1882, Turtle, Dent Co., MO; d. January 17, 1983, AGE 100; Vancouver, Wash. "Chain Smoker".

 

 

4.  JOHN HARRISON REESE5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born January 05, 1848 in Crawford (now Dent) Co., MO, and died March 15, 1904 in Pettigrew, AR.  He married MARY SPARKS 1876 in Dent Co., MO, daughter of REUBIN SPARKS and BELINDAH GRAY.  She was born February 28, 1854 in Dent Co., MO, and died December 11, 1914 in ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

Notes for JOHN HARRISON REESE GILL:

J.H. Gill visited at the Gill home April 25, 1897 for the first time in 12 yrs

and stayed until May 6, 1897.  He was living in Arkansas--probably Pettigrew

J.H. Gill visited at the Gill home April 25, 1897 for the first time in 12 yrs

and stayed until May 6, 1897.  He was living in Arkansas--probably Pettigrew

 

"On April 5, 1898, to be exact, Dr. John H. GILL was officially appointed postmaster of this booming lumber town that  was barely a year old.   Pettigrew's post office application described the new site as being 'on the route from St. Paul to Boston, on the south side of the White River, and on the north side of the Frisco Railroad, 150 feet from the track.'  The population of Pettigrew was put at 'about 50', but the population that would be served by the new post office was estimated to be'about 600'......Since there was no bank in town (until 1907), Postmaster GILL sold  a lot of money orders at the post office.  In 1902 alone, over 900 money orders were issued for a total of over $5,400!!  That's a good indication of the prosperity Pettigrew was enjoying."

 

Biographical Sketch of Dr. John Harrison Reese GILL

by Margaret S. GILL

4-30-98

John Harrison Reese GILL was born January 5, 1848, in Dent Co., MO, the third child born to Ellinor REESE and Joseph GILL.

(Education... Medical degree... St. Louis?  See MEG notes)

 

In 1876 (age 22) he married Mary SPARKS of Dent Co., MO  On December 15, 1876 their first child, Samuel Langford GILL was born.  (He later became a doctor also.)  Joseph Ruben GILL was born June 27, 1878, in Salem, Dent Co., MO, then John Reese GILL on August 9, 1881, Mary Ellen GILL on April 27, 1883, Elizabeth Beatrice GILL  March I, 1888 and Jessie Bates GILL on April 2, 1892.

Where were they born?   Jessie said she was born in Monett Co., MO-SS application.   When did they move to Arkansas?   If they settled there before 1898, where did they live?)  On April 5, 1898 (age) 50 Dr. John H. GILL was appointed postmaster of Pettigrew, AR.  He died on March 15, 1904 (where?)

My original notes from somewher said St. Louis) and is buiried in Riverside Cemetery.

Their Children:

Samuel became a doctor in.... Tennessee?

Joseph Ruben loved working outdoors and worked for the federal government during WWI selecting wood for rifle stocks.

John Reese married Della E. Ahart and raised a family in Pettigrew.

Elizabeth died shortly after birth.

Mary and Jessie moved to St. Louis and lived together as spinsters their whole lives, very caring and interested in the doings of the rest of the family.

 

 

More About JOHN HARRISON REESE GILL:

Burial: St. Paul, AR

Occupation: Doctor

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Joseph Gill & Eleanor Rees(e)

 

More About MARY SPARKS:

Burial: St Paul, AR

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Rubin Sparks & Belindah Gray

 

More About JOHN GILL and MARY SPARKS:

Marriage: 1876, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of JOHN GILL and MARY SPARKS are:

                   i.    SAMUEL LANGFORD6 GILL, b. December 15, 1876, Dent Co., MO; d. February 11, 1923.

 

More About SAMUEL LANGFORD GILL:

Occupation: Doctor in TN?

Parents (Facts Pg): Son John H. Gill & Mary Sparks

 

16.             ii.    JOSEPH RUBEN GILL, b. June 27, 1878, Salem, Dent Co., MO; d. April 09, 1956, Ferguson, MO.

17.            iii.    JOHN REES(E) GILL, b. August 09, 1881; d. January 14, 1953, @ 5:25 AM @ home Springdale, Ark..

                 iv.    MARY ELLEN GILL, b. April 17, 1883; d. November 18, 1966, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

More About MARY ELLEN GILL:

Baptism: Old maid-never married

Burial: ST. LOUIS, MO

 

                  v.    ELIZABETH BEATRICE GILL, b. March 07, 1888; d. March 23, 1888, Infancy.

 

More About ELIZABETH BEATRICE GILL:

Burial: Dau. John H. Gill & Mary Sparks

 

                 vi.    JESSIE BATES GILL, b. April 02, 1892, Monett Co., MO-SS application; d. May 11, 1980, St. Louis, M0.

 

Notes for JESSIE BATES GILL:

Jessie remained an old maid and resided for many years on Sidney St., in St.

Louis.  From C.E. Gill's diary:  Mary and Jessie Gill of Pettigrew, AK visited

the Gill home Mar. 5, 1906

     A letter written by Jessie, to E.A.G. dated Aug. 28, 1960 follows:

Dear Cousin,

     We were glad to receive your letter of the 26th and to know that Uncle

 

Charlie is as well as could be expected at 91--we did not realize that he is

that old.

     It is good to know that you are in position to devote the necessary time

to compiling a history of the American Gill family... Believe you will find

it quite difficult to procure any information prior to that time unless you

can locate the material that Uncle Isaac had collected... I believe that Watts Sherrell is the person most likely to have that material, but I do not have his address.  Uncle Isaac lived with us several years just prior to going to Aunt Mary Sherrell's

home.  We do remember something about his efforts in that direction, but am afraid we were too young at that time to take any serious interest in the subject.  We do have some pictures which you might like to have if you do not already have some of the

people.  They are of Uncle Isaac and his brothers James and George, also one of Grandfather Gill, but feel sure you have one of him.  If not, we should be glad to lend his to you also, but would like to have it back.  You may keep the others.  We also

have a picture of cousin Emily Griffith that you may have.  These all came to us through Uncle Isaac.  I'm sure we still have them.  I think they are packed away in an old trunk with other unused items.  We haven't time to look them up right now.  If

you expect to be in St. Louis again soon, let us know and we will try to have the pictures for you then if you have time to stop to see us, otherwise we will mail to you if you desire.  When you do come to see us it would be well to phone in advance so

you will know we are at home.  I am never here untill about six p.m. during the week, but am usually here over the week-end.  Our phone is PR-2-6848.

     I am enclosing a summary that your father was good enough to prepare for me according to his memory and data as of 1942.  I am, of course, just lending this to you, as I value it quite highly.

     Will do what I can to help you with the information you desire about our

immediate branch of the family.  I do not have much spare time.  Your cousin Mary is and has been very little help to me for several years owing to

sickness, but she retains all her faculties exceptionally well, exzcepting her

sight.  She has been under the care of an eye specialist for more tha two

years and is somewhat improved.

     Please remember us to all members of Uncle James' Family.

     Best wishes from both of us.

 

Sincerely,

     Jessie Bates Gill

 

 

More About JESSIE BATES GILL:

Baptism: Mary Ellen & Jessie lived on Sidney Ave

Burial: ST. LOUIS, MO

Event: March 05, 1906, Note in C.E. Gill' diary----Mary and Jessie Gill of Pettigrew, AR, came this afternoon visiting

 

 

5.  JOSEPH ADDISON5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 05, 1853 in Dent Co., MO, and died June 10, 1904 in Probably Fullerton, Lahabra Whittier, CA.  He married (1) DIANA VIOLA MAXWELL March 10, 1881 in Salem, Dent Co., MO by Squire J. B., daughter of ALFRED MAXWELL and MARGARET JAMISON.  She was born 1858 in Dent Co., MO, and died Abt. 1896 in Probably Lewiston or Mohler, Idaho.  He married (2) MRS. EDNA M. ?????? January 20, 1901 in Lewiston, Idaho.  She was born October 1879.

 

Notes for JOSEPH ADDISON GILL:

J.A'S. MILITARY SERVICE: lEFT LEWISTON, IDAHO FOR BRICE, IDAHO MAY 5, 1898.

LEFT BRICE FOR CAMP MERRIT, SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 19, 1898, ARRIVING MAY 22ND.

IN A LTR. TO C.E. GILL DATED JUNE 12, 1898 J.A. SAID, "TO THE SHAME OF THE

PRESENT DEMOPOP STATE ADM. OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IT MUST BE SAID THAT THE

WHOLE ORGANIZATION OF THE IDAHO STATE TROOPS HAS BEEN A SUCCESSION OF POLITICA

L SCHEEMS FROM BEGINNING TO END, CONSEQUENTLY THE OFFICERS ARE ALL OF SIMILIAR

 

political tendencies.   Now I hope............................................

..that I am not languishing under hopes despoiled, for the matter of fact is,

I enlisted without expecting anything more than to be an honorable private,

yet was soon promoted to a corporalship, which I have since resigned for a

position in the hospital department thinking I can do more good there than in the ranks."

     First Idaho Bat., Hosp. Dept., Co B., 1st Idaho Inft. USV sailed for

Phillipines June 28, 1898.  On August 28, 1898, J.A. reported he was very ill

in Manilla, and expected to be discharged and returned to Lewiston as soon as he was able to travel.

     Oct. 9, 1898, James G. Gill wrote from Lewiston, Idaho, that he was

meeting each boat that came in to meet J.A.  He reported J.A.'s weight to have gone from 172 pounds to 125 as a result of his recent illness.

 

(Diana was reported by Charles E. Gill to be an invalid on his visit to

their home in 1895).

 

J.A. Gill's business card:

      (J.A. Gill, M.D., Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon, Office and

Residence S.E of College Campus, Forest Grove, Ore.)

 

 

More About JOSEPH ADDISON GILL:

Burial: Probably Whittier, CA

Occupation: Dr of Homopathic Medicine

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Joseph GILL-Eleanor REES(E)

 

Notes for DIANA VIOLA MAXWELL:

Diana was reported by Charles Elliott Gill to be an invalid on a visit to

their home in the summer of 1895. She was the sister of J.J. "Jake" Maxwell

of Salem, MO and an Aunt of Olive Maxwell (Mrs. Watts) Sherrell

 

 

More About JOSEPH GILL and DIANA MAXWELL:

Marriage: March 10, 1881, Salem, Dent Co., MO by Squire J. B.

 

Notes for MRS. EDNA M. ??????:

1ST. IDAHO BAT. HOSP. DEPT., CO B., 1ST IDAHO INF. USV., SAILED FOR THE

PHILLIPINES JUNE 28,1898.  ON AUG. 28, 1898 J.A. REPORTED HE WAS VERY ILL IN

MANILLA, EXPECTED TO BE DISCHARGED AND RETURNED TO LEWISTON AS SOON AS HE WAS

ABLE TO TRAVEL.  OCT. 9, 1898, JAMES G. GILL WROTE FROM LEWISTON THAT HE WAS

MEETING EACH BOAT THAT CAME IN HOPING TO MEET J.A.  HE REPORTED J.A'S WT. TO

HAVE GONE FROM 172 LBS. TO 125 LBS AS A RESULT OF HIS RECENT ILLNESS.

 

 

More About MRS. EDNA M. ??????:

Occupation: had 1 son-Geo. Wolfe, Jr.

 

More About JOSEPH GILL and EDNA ??????:

Marriage: January 20, 1901, Lewiston, Idaho

       

Child of JOSEPH GILL and EDNA ?????? is:

                   i.    ADDISON EDWARD6 GILL, b. March 26, 1902, Mohler, Idaho; d. 1992, CA.

 

More About ADDISON EDWARD GILL:

Comment: June 09, 1911, In a letter postmarked this date Edward Gill wrote that"I have a little baby brother and he is a month old and we are going to try to down to the beach this summer.  When are you coming to see us I wish I could come and see you.  I think I will close now."

Occupation: 1945, Chiefv Engineer aboard the S.SD. James Doty in tyhe South Seas

Resided: 1945, LaHabra, CA

 

 

6.  WILLIAM MCKINLEY5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born October 24, 1857 in Gill farm Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO, and died May 30, 1923 in at home, Boss, Dent Co., MO.  He married LILLIE VICTORIA KEY January 20, 1884, daughter of HUGH KEY and SUSANNAH JONES.  She was born August 22, 1865 in Kentucky, and died August 16, 1954 in at home, Boss, Dent Co., MO.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MCKINLEY GILL:

William grew up on his parents farm in the Meramec Valley.  As a child, he

along with the other Gill children, played with the children of a slave

family (O'Neal) that belonged to his father.  He had little formal education,

but was given instruction by his father in his spare time.

     After his marriage to Lillie, Billy and Lillie made their home on a farm

adjoining the Gill Homestead in what is now known as "Nigger Holler," later

 

known as the William Russell place.  About 1900 they moved to a farm on the head of Huzzah Creek, then sometime later removed to a farm further down the Huzzah to what is now know as the Monroe Hedrick place.  Here, they made their home until Billy's

death.  Billy farmed, taught school and carried the mail by horseback and horse and buggy between Bixby and Stone Hill.

     Billy and Lillie had a large family, nearly all of whom died of cancer.

They were all good honest hard-working people and were respected in the

community.

     After Billy's death, a son, William M., bought a small farm adjoining his

father's place, and he and his mother, Lillie, made their home there until

1940.  William then sold this place and bought another tract of land about a

mile north of Boss, where he and his mother spent the rest of their lives.

     Billy and Lillie were the parents of ten children, three boys and seven

girls:  Clarence Harvey, born Jan 5, 1885, in "Nigger Holler", died 1900,

buried Stone Hill;  Grace Florence (Mrs. Frank Brooks), buried Boss;  Martha Myrtle "Mattie" (Mrs. Harrison Bay), buried Boss;  James Isaac, who married Rosa Hogan, buried Boss;  Nettie Ellen (Mrs Henry Bay), buried Boss Cemetery; Nellie Susan (Mrs. Lawrence Parker), Salem;  William Mckinley, Jr, who never married and is buried at Boss; Minnie Ola, born February 1900 and died October 1900, buried Stone Hill; Bertha Irene (Mrs. Monroe Hedrick), buried Boss; and Eunice Mayme who first married LLoyd Farmer, buried Boss Cemetery.

 

 

More About WILLIAM MCKINLEY GILL:

Burial: Stone Hill Cemetery, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Joseph Gill & Martha Ann Clark

 

Notes for LILLIE VICTORIA KEY:

NEWS ITEM........

 

        MRS. LILLY V. GILL IS HONORED SUNDAY AT 87TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ---1952 By Chas.  E. Gill

 

        A very pleasant event was the gathering of kindred and friends last Sunday at he home of Mrs Lilly Victoria Gill, and her son, Billie Gill, nmear Boss, to help celebrate her 87th birthday anniversary.  The day was as near perfect as could be desired for such an occassion.

 

        The visitors began arriving early; bringing with them an abundance of "Good Will" and all the other things that are necessary for the full enjoyment of an outdoor holiday picnic.   A happy and joyful day.

 

        Shortly before noon some of the guests began to complain of being hungry, saying that they had eaten sparingly at breakfast, saving themselves for the delicious feast they knew would be spread before them at noon.  So a delegation of men (willing workers) was called to the back yard where they soon produced a long, strong, but rudely constructed table.   This, the good cooks of the assembly immediately covered with tablecloths, on which they spreada great feast of the most delicious eatables know to the culinary art.   Everybody was now called to table and, after the offering of thanks, Rev. Leondard Stafford, were invited to help themselves.   No urging was necessary.

 

        Among those attending the celebration were:   Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Bay  and Mr. and Mrs Lowell Bay and children, of Shirley;   Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bay, Mr. and Mrs Jack Crouch, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Short, Mr. and Mrs Jewell Hedrick, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bradley and family, Mrs Claudine Scott and family, Mrs Eunice Sage and famioly of St. Louis;  Mr. and Mrs. Vinton Decker and Mrs. Nellie Parker of Jefferson City; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur D. Hogan and family, Mrs. J. A. Knowles of Elvins; Miss Imogene Hedrick of Howesmill;  Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Klotz and family of Licking;  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sloan of Fulton;  James Ball of Goodland; Misses Donna Sue and Mary Lou Short of, Bixby; Woodrow Asbridge of Darien;  Mrs. Mary Bohannon of Columbia;  William L. Cook and daughter, Carol, of Salem;  Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Hedrick and son, Jerry, Mr. and Mrs Leonard Stafford and grand-daughter, Norma Lee, Mrs Della Day, and Mrs Denzil Parker of Boss. 

       

 

More About LILLIE VICTORIA KEY:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Housewife

 

More About WILLIAM GILL and LILLIE KEY:

Marriage: January 20, 1884

       

Children of WILLIAM GILL and LILLIE KEY are:

                   i.    CLARENCE HARVEY6 GILL, b. January 05, 1885, Nigger Holler, Dent Co., MO; d. May 22, 1900, at home from eating wild parsnips.

 

More About CLARENCE HARVEY GILL:

Burial: Stone Hill Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Son William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

18.             ii.    GRACE FLORENCE GILL, b. October 14, 1885, At home, Nigger Holler, Dent Co., MO; d. June 27, 1929.

19.            iii.    MARTHA MYRTLE "MATTIE" GILL, b. July 24, 1888, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. December 24, 1964, Bonne Terre, MO  of Diabetes.

20.            iv.    JAMES ISAAC GILL, b. February 14, 1891, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. May 06, 1939, At home Flat River, MO Cancer of the face.

21.             v.    NETTIE ELLEN GILL, b. December 22, 1892, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. March 15, 1977, Hospital, Houston, Texas Co., MO.

22.            vi.    NELLIE SUSAN GILL, b. April 15, 1895, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. March 18, 1983, Salem, MO.

                vii.    GILL, JR. WILLIAM MCKINLEY "BILLY" GILL, b. March 31, 1897, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. November 10, 1970, Boss, Dent Co., MO  of Cancer.

 

More About GILL, JR. WILLIAM MCKINLEY "BILLY" GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Bachelor Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): Son William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

               viii.    MINNIE OLA GILL, b. February 05, 1900, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. October 20, 1900, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO.

 

More About MINNIE OLA GILL:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

23.             ix.    BERTHA IRENE GILL, b. October 09, 1901, Dent Co., MO; d. February 14, 1965, home of Norma Hogan, Elvins, MO (Cancer).

24.              x.    EUNICE MAYMIE GILL, b. March 25, 1907, Dent Co., MO; d. March 01, 1994, Caledonia, Iron Co., MO.

 

 

7.  THOMAS HAYDEN5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 26, 1861 in Gill farm, Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO, and died September 24, 1935 in Gresham, Ore. of a Stroke upon learning of death his brother, James G. Gill.  He married ELVIRA ADELAIDE "ADDIE" CARTY April 18, 1888 in Salem, Dent Co., MO by Rev Thomas, daughter of JAMES CARTY and SARAH LOVE.  She was born January 13, 1872 in Dent Co., MO, and died August 07, 1952 in Salem, Ore..

 

Notes for THOMAS HAYDEN GILL:

Thomas Hayden Gill was born on the Gill farm in the Meramec Valley and

lived his early life on the family farm.  He attended the rural home school

about three months each year until age 15.  He also attended the Salem Academy in the fall and winter of 1883-1884.  Thomas was very fond of music.  While quite young, his father bought him a violin, and Judge Jesse B. Pemberton of Stone Hill, gave him his first lessons.  In 1881, he and his father bought a "Mason and Hamlin" organ and while attending the Salem  Academy, he took lessons and became so proficient that he was much in demand at all social events.

    After their marriage, Thomas and "Addie" made their home with his father

until the summer of 1889 when he bought and move to the J.G. Estes farm near Stone Hill, where they made their home until 1908.  Most of their children were born here.

    Notes from C.E. Gill's diary.....

    August 28, 1904, T.H. Gill was nominated for Judge 1st District.

    May 1, 1905, T.H. Gill started to Oregon... Sept. 11, 1905 T.H. Gill

returned home......

    In 1905, Thomas had gone alone on a home-seeking trip to Oregon,

going down to Skamokawa on the Columbia River where he worked through the salmon fishing season at Farrell"s Sands Seining Ground before returning home.     On March 20, 1908, he returned to Oregon with his wife and family, settling in Portland, but bought a small fruit ranch near Gresham, seventeen miles from Portland.  He resided in Portland for a number of years to give his children the advantage of its educational and social opportunities, then removed to Gresham to make his home until his death.

     Thomas and his family were members of the Methodist Church and he served as a Sunday School teacher in both Portland and Gresham.

     Tom and "Addie" were parents of eleven children, five boys and six

daughters, namely...Oliver Jotham, Willard Clinton, Lola "Lois" May, Lulu

Elizabeth, Myrtle Adelaide, Ben Hayden, Anne Florence, Edna Berthena, Theodore Thomas, Irma Ruth, and Robert Addison Gill.

 

Ltr. for Thomas Hayden Gill to Charles Elliott Gill, dated 11/24/1931:

 

Dear Charles:--- I received your letter some time ago and was very glad to get it as I always am.

     We are all as well as usual at present.  We have had a very nice fall so

far but seems to be in for one of our long continued rains now.

     We have been busy picking apples for the last three or four weeks and a

week or more still to go.  We had a fairly good crop of apples this year but

all our other crops were quite light and the market for all of them has been

very poor.

     We had to buy a larger truck this spring and that added to our other

obligations makes it rather rough sledding for us.  However we now have a rig that is a real pleasure to drive.

     Our church is trying to raise some $6000 for this years running expenses

and outstanding obligations which seems utterly absurd to me considering the general business conditions.  I sometimes wonder if I should join some poorer church but this is my church as much as it is anybody else's and I still have charge of the Men's Elite Class and know that I have many friends in the church.

     Our next door neighbor suffered a heart-rending accident a few days ago.  A little boy about three years old fell backwards into a vessel of scalding water and was so badly burned that he only lived a day or so.  This little boy and his sister were great friends of Marilyn while she was living with us and visited us quite often and were very well behaved little kids.

     Bob has developed into quite a radio "fan" and has built himself a "set"

with which he talks with people almost all over the world.  He would like to

make contact with someone in the Ozarks if you know anyone afflicted as he is.  His call letter is W7BMR and he works mostly on the 2.0 and 40 (4.0?) meter band and I will enclose a clipping from the "Gresham Outlook" which will help explain.

     Myrtle and Irma have been helping pick apples but Irma is starting in at

Binke-Walkers again now.  She had a few days work at Salem and a few at

Gresham's J.C. Penney store and several helping me pick apples. I tell her she is very much in demand.

     Well as the sun is about to shine out I guess I will have to quit and go

to work.

          With much love,

          T.H. Gill

 

 

 

OBITUARY OF THOMAS HAYDEN GILL 1935:

 

THOMAS HAYDEN GILL DIES IN OREGON:

 

        Thomas Hayden Gill, third son of Joseph and Martha Gill, was born on the Gill farm in the Meramec Valley, in Dent Co., MO, November 26, 1861, and died near Gresham, Oregon, Sept. 24, 1936.

 

        His early life was lived on the farm where he was born.   He attended his rural home school about three months in each year until he was fifteen years old, then he received no other school instruction except five months in fall and winter of 1893-4 when he attended the Salem Academy under the instruction of William H. Lynch.   He was an apt pupil, however, and made the most of his opertunities.   He was a close observer, a great reader, and his father was a school teacher who delighted in giving him instruction.

 

        He was very fond of music.While he was very young his father bought a violin for him, and he was given his first lessons in violin playing by "Judge" Jesse B. Pemberton, of Stone Hill.   In 1881, he and hsi father bought a  Mason & Hamlin organof which he was very proud and while attending the Salem Academy he took music lessons under the instruction of a Mrs. White and became so proficient as an organist that he was much in demand at all rural social events.  His music had a rich, rare expression which charmed and enraptured his lisyteners.

 

        The 18th day of April 1888, he married Addie Carty, daughter of James and Sarah Carty, of Antioch.  To this union ten children were born, eight of whom are still living.

 

        After his marriage he and his wife made their home at the home of his fatheruntil the summer of 1889 when he bought and moved to the J. G. Estes farm nearStone Hill where they made their home until1908.

 

        Thomas had always been interested in the West.   In the spring of 1905 he went alone on a home seeking excursion to Oregon, stopping for a time in Portland, then going down to Kamokawa, on the Columbia River, where he worked through the salmon fishing season on the Farrell's Sands seiningt ground, then returned home.  He returned to Oregon again in the spring of 1907 in company with his son Willard, his brotherCharles, and T. Bond Henderson, going at once to the seining groundswhere he had worked two years before.   Soonafter the close of the fishing season he returned home and the next spring (1908) he returned to Oregpon with his wife and family, settling in Portland, but buying a small fruit ranch near Gresham, seventeen miles from Portland.  He resided in Portlandfor a number of years to give his children the benefit of the educational opportunities the place afforded, then removed to his ranch at Gresham, where he resideduntil his death.

 

        He was converted to the Christian faith early in life, joined the M. E. Church, and was always active in church work thereafter.   Soon after his arrival in Portland he was elected president of the Epworth League, and teacher in the Sunday School.  He continued as teacher in the Sunday School as long as he remained in Portland, and in Gresham was chosen as Bible Class teacher in the Sunday school, which position he held until death.  H e was a fervent tempernce advocate, and considered the repeal of the 18th Amendment a National disgrace.

 

        He was an ardent supporter of the American Legion, as his two oldest sons, Oliver and Willard, enlisted in the Army as volunteers, crossed the seass and served in the World War until the close of the war.

 

        He had a large family and was proud of it.   Like Theodore Roosevelt, he believed in large families.   His eight living children are: the Rev. Oliver J. Gill of Marshfield, OR;  Willard Gill of Portland; Mrs Lois Moore of Pasco, WA;  Mrs. Lulu Cox of Salem, OR;  Mrs. Florence Hornecker of Gresham, OR;  Mrs.Myrtle Noonchester of B=== , OR;  Mrs. Edna Brown of Salem, OR; Mrs. Erma Fisher of Portland, OR and Robert A, Gill of Gresham, OR  and eight grandchildren.  Besides these he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Gill of Gresham and a sister and brother, Mrs Sarah Russell and Charles E. Gill, both of Salem, MO----By Chas. E. Gill

       

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About THOMAS HAYDEN GILL:

Event: June 16, 1906, Notes from C.E. Gill diary--Thomas and Addie stayed all night at the Gill home.

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): son of Joseph Gill & Martha Ann Clark

 

Notes for ELVIRA ADELAIDE "ADDIE" CARTY:

 

 

OBITUARY...MRS ADDIE GILL DIES IN OREGON----1952--Chas. E. Gill

 

        Last Friday Vessie Carty received notice that his sister, Mrs. Addie Gill, had passed away August 7, in Salem, Oregon.

 

        Elvira Adelaide Carty, the daughter of James V. and Sarah Ann (Love) Carty, was born on a farm near Antioch, in Dent County, Missouri, January12, 1872.   She was next to the youngest of eight children.   She lived on the farm with her parents attending the rural school at Antioch in the fall and winter, until April 18, 1888, when she married Thomas Hayden Gill.   The Rev. Thomas McGlashan, a Baptist minister of Salem, officiated at the ceremony.

 

        She and her husbandlived on her husband's father's  farm until August 1889, when they removed to a farm of their own near Stone Hill.  There they made their home until the spring of 1908, ten removed , with their family of nine children, to Portland, Oregon.   They bought a small fruit farm near Gresham, 17 miles from Portland, but remaind in Portlandfor a few few years to give their children the benefir of the educational advantages that place afforded.   Removing to Gresham, they remained there untill the husband died, Sept. 24, 1935.

 

        While in Portland two of the children, Benjamin and Theodore, who went with them from Missouri, died and two other children, Irma and Robert, were born.

 

        Mrs. Gill was an invalid most of the time after her husband's death, and for a number of years lived in a home for the aged in Salem, Oregon.

 

        Her surviving children other than those afore mentioned are:  Oliver J., Willard C., Lois M., Lulu E., Myrtle, Florence and Edna.

 

More About ELVIRA ADELAIDE "ADDIE" CARTY:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/James V. Carty-Sarah Ann Love

 

More About THOMAS GILL and ELVIRA CARTY:

Marriage: April 18, 1888, Salem, Dent Co., MO by Rev Thomas

       

Children of THOMAS GILL and ELVIRA CARTY are:

25.              i.    OLIVER JOTHAM6 GILL, b. July 14, 1889, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. October 06, 1973, Richland, Wash..

                  ii.    WILLARD CLINTON GILL, b. July 22, 1891, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. August 04, 1956, SW Ore. started on trip had heart attack; m. HAZEL I. BREWER, July 06, 1928, Probably Portland.

 

Notes for WILLARD CLINTON GILL:

Oliver's ltr 8/08/1956:  "As you heard, Willard died, suddenly, last Saturday

afternoon, while on a trip to southwestern Oregon.  It was a terrible blow to

all of us, of course, even though it was within the realm of possibility, we

all knew. (It is for any of us, for that matter.)  No man ever had a finer

brother than Willard. He and I were so close all of our lives, though we have

 

been separated a great deal the last several years by the inherent nature of

my line of work.  But, up until we concluded World War I, and established our families we were always together.

     Willard had lots of friends, of course, he being the friendly,

kindhearted person he was.  The memorial service was conducted at the Colonial Mortuary in Portland.  Eunice and I went down to Portland Monday and returned yesterday after the services.  (It is only 229 miles from here--just a nice easy five hour drive with two or three stops.)  There were banks of beautiful flowers.  The men of the Westinghouse plant where he worked turned out in almost full force.  I think the plant was closed during the afternoon.  The serman was preached by a young Methodist minister whose father I had known for years--ever since my later "teens."  The soloist was one of "my boys," a young man whom I knew as a boy in one of the churches we served, William Elliot by name.  Bill has sung st three services in the family, Mothers, Bob Gill Jr', and Willards.  He sang "Sweet Peace, the Gift of God's Love," a favorite of Dad's and used at his service.  He sang it also at Mother's funeral.

     All of us were present excepting Edna and Lois.  Edna's children were

present to represent her family.  Willard was 65 the 22nd of July, this year

and had retired July 31, with lots of plans for the years ahead.  He and Hazel had planned to spend several days with us later this summer or fall, but it was not to be.

 

 

From Tom Hayden Gill's "MEMORIES", DATED 1930:

 

       It is always easier to criticise what is being done than it is to do it better yourself, and I have no disposition to try to dodge this fact in what I have to say about Prepardness.  Willard's wound is directly traceable to unprepardness, at least it seems so to me.  The P. C. at Fismes, at which place he was wounded, had no arial protection,   At that time we had no airplanes at the place and the German Scout Planes succeeded in locatintg the Poat of Command so accurately that the Long Range Gunners were enabled to get Sergeant Stewart and Willard both with the same shell, neither were killed."

 

More About WILLARD CLINTON GILL:

Burial: Portland Ore.

Military service: Aft. 1917, Radio Operator, Headquarters Artillery Brigade..wounded at Chteau Terre, wound not healing until the war was over.

Occupation: Westinghouse Electric

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About HAZEL I. BREWER:

Burial: Portland, Ore

Event 1: Hazel's sister resided Coos Bay, OR 1961

Occupation: School Teacher

 

More About WILLARD GILL and HAZEL BREWER:

Marriage: July 06, 1928, Probably Portland

 

26.            iii.    LOLA "LOIS" MAY GILL, b. September 03, 1893, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. April 30, 1990, San Francisco, CA.

27.            iv.    LULU ELIZABETH GILL, b. November 16, 1895, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. December 08, 1973, in bed of heart attack Portland, Ore..

28.             v.    MYRTLE ADELAIDE GILL, b. November 23, 1897, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. December 1972, Klamath Falls, Ore.?  Heart Attack.

                 vi.    BENN HAYDEN GILL, b. May 20, 1900, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. November 24, 1918, Dufur, Ore.

 

Notes for BENN HAYDEN GILL:

From T. H. GILL'S  "Memories" written in Jan. 1930::

 

"At the outbreak of War (WWI), I was dividing my time between the Gresham residence and the home on Winona St., in Woodlawn.  My third son, Ben, was attending Jefferson High School.  He quit school and he and I both got work in the Shipyards, but Ben soon contracted Tuberculosis, and in spite of all we could do, gradually grew worse, and died November 24th, 1918."

 

"We had tried several doctors, and had taken him first to Molalla, and then to Dufur, but all to no avail.  Meantime Willard had transfered from the French Hospital to one in Des Moines, Iowa.  By that time he was so far recovered ( from wounds received in France ( WWI),  that he got permission to visit us and arrived in Dufur one day before Ben's death, which was a great comfort to us all in our bereavement.  Mother had been with Ben through it all and as Bobby was only about three years oldhe had to be with her too.  And during their stay at Dufur he was taken with something the doctor thought was appendicitis, and would require an operation.  But on the advise of Dr. Canfield, our family physican, at Woodlawn we delayed the affair, and finally pulled him through with out it.   This, as will be seen was an exceedingly sad and streneous time for the family, as indeed it was for thje whole world.  Willard had to return to Des Moines and did not get his discharge until some months later.   I went back to my job in the Shipyard, where I worked until the building of wooden ships was discontinued."

 

More About BENN HAYDEN GILL:

Cause of Death: Tuburculosis

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

29.           vii.    ANNIE FLORENCE GILL, b. October 01, 1902, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. October 16, 2002, Portlamd, OR.

30.          viii.    EDNA BERTHENA GILL, b. November 30, 1904, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO.

                  ix.    THEODORE THOMAS GILL, b. October 04, 1907, STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO; d. December 13, 1912, Gresham, Ore..

 

Notes for THEODORE THOMAS GILL:

From T. H. GILL'S  "Memories"  writtern Jan. 1930:

 

" On Dec 13th, 1912 something occurred about which it is difficult for me to write.  On that date, the little boy we had named Theodore Thomas passed from us into the "Great Beyond."   The blow was such that I did not see how I could live, yet, I could not die.  I felt  that I could say with poor old JOB, that, "The thing I greatly feared is come upon me."

 

"I had often wondered how I could live through such an experience and even yet I do not know.   I do know this, however, that the kind sympathy of friends and a firm belief in God and a future life helped immeasureably.  He was the best little comrade I ever had and life can never be just the same to me again.  The Holiday Season always brings feelings of sadness because his death occured so near that time."

 

More About THEODORE THOMAS GILL:

Burial: Gresham, Ore.

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

31.              x.    IRMA RUTH GILL, b. December 10, 1910, Portland, Ore.; d. November 2000, 1997 still living in Portland.

32.             xi.    ROBERT ADDISON GILL, b. February 17, 1915, Gresham, Ore.; d. September 15, 1997, Sheridan, OR.

 

 

8.  CHARLES ELLIOTT5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born July 08, 1869 in MERAMEC VALLEY 10 MI. E. OF SALEM, MO., and died July 15, 1962 in SALEM, MO..  He married MYRTLE BELLE HAYES June 27, 1917 in Edwardsville, IL by a Rev. Morris, daughter of CHARLES HAYES and MARTHA MIDDAUGH.  She was born January 21, 1890 in CABOOL, MO., and died July 21, 1968 in DEACONESS HOSPITAL, ST. LOUIS, MO..

 

Notes for CHARLES ELLIOTT GILL:

        From C.E. GILL'S DIARY:  Mar. 19, 1893, he went to a baptising on Black River.

This was hIs first time ever out of Dent Co.   10/02/1893  HE WENT TO WORLD'S

FAIR, returned. 10/9/1893----total expense $18.40. Made early trips west in 1895,

1901, 1902, 1907.  Sept. 3, 1900, Thomas, Oliver, Willard & Chas. started to the

WORLDS FAIR in St. Louis.  Jan. 1905 O. E.  CLARK, Fred CLARK & Chas. E. GILL

drew up By-laws and Constitution for a new telephone company.

 

        Charles Elliott GILL, fourth son and fifth child of Joseph Gill and Martha Ann Clark, was born July 8, 1869 on the family farm located about 10 miles east of Salem, MO, in Dent County.  He became a writer and photographer exploiting the opportunities for a self education that his family encouraged.  He had little formal schooling but during the long winter months managed to overcome the monotony of farm life by reading books about geology, natural history, ancient and modern history, law and literature.   His two favorite magazines were 'The National Geographic" and the "Youth's Companion."  The latter periodical published a wealth of good articles on travel, adventure stories, poems, and was especially interested in promoting all kinds of hobbies...heavily promoting amatuer photography after 1882.  This probably aroused Charles' keen interest in photography for he got his first camera in 1887 at the age of 17... a hobby he followed throughout his long lifetime...and became one of Dent County's best photograhers.

        Charles social life was centered around church activities, the Methocist Epworth League, and community musicals and singings.  Along with farming, hunting, reading, and photography this formed what seemed to be a full and satisfactory life style.  But Charles found farm work intensely boring and by his late twenties he was consumed by a yearning to travel.  In 1895, an attack of appendicitis forced him to leave home to seek treatment from a half-brother, Dr. Joseph Addison Gill, a homopathic physician in Leland, Idaho.  In route, his appendicitis subsided so he decided to continue west to winter in California with his good friend, David Rees(e) Henderson, former neighbor and Dent Countain.  While here in November 1895, he received news of his father's death.  Although deeply saddened, he didn't return for his father's funeral but remained in California until the fall of 1896 when he received word that his mother was extremely ill.  He straight way returned to Missouri and to his great relief found his mother greatly improved.

         He revisited the far west in 1901, 1906, 1914 and 1943 through 1945.  In 1947, at the age of 78, he made his last trip west. 

        In 1930, in company with his good friend George Darrow, he toured the east by "house car" (perhaps the first motorhome) from Montreal to Florida.  This trip provided the material for his story, "Ten Months in a House Car."

          In 1912, also in the company of Darrow, he visited Latin America, Panama and Cuba and returned home by way of Florida, Indiana and Chicago.  While in Panama, he photographed perhaps sixty or more scenes of the actual construction work in progress on the canal.

          In Indiana, he contacted the many relatives residing in Gill Township and on Gill's Prairie (both named for his grandfather, William Gill).  In Chicago, he also visited a relative, James Hopkins Gill, and ate from a cherry table which had been made by Joseph Gill before he left Indiana.  James Hopkins Gill also owned a dresser made from cherry wood by Joseph in Indiana.  Charles enjoyed writing of his adventures and several of his articles were published in serial form.

         Charles' photographs were much in demand and have become an important pictorial record of events that occurred around the turn of the 20th century. In 1989, forty of his finest were selected by Dennis Perry, Janice Broderick and Alex Prim under the sponsorship of the University of Missouri, Rolla, to go on a state wide tour.  These photographs were shown in Salem, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Branson and Rolla, MO over a two year period and were widely acclaimed.   Approximately 750 glass negatives have survived the ravages of time and are much desired by the office of the Secretary of State to be preserved in State Archives which act as a lifeboat for these and other fragile photograhic memories.  In the 1993-1994 "Vanishing Missouri" project six of his photos were submitted and all were selected from a field of 450 entries representing the submissions of 107 contributors by a panel of expert judges. Some were judged in the top six entrants and all were published in the 1993-1994 Official Manual, State of Missouri.

         Charles was raised to Master Mason, June 20, 1920 in Salem Lodge No. 225 A.F. & A.M.  He also enjoyed membership in the National Geographic Society for over 50 years.

         He married Myrtle Hayes June 28, 1917.  She was the daughter of Charles Hayes and Martha Alice Middaugh, of Salem.  They were the parents of one son, Edward Addison Gill, who was born October 11, 1918.  The marriage ended in divorce January 4, 1921 and Myrtle and son moved back to make their home with Charles and Martha on the old Hayes homested.

        Charles never remarried but continued to live alone in the newly built Sear's house, which he aptly named "The Halcyon Hermitage." This farm continued to be his home between travels until he sold it to a cousin, Hosea Clark in 1943.  After two years in the Far West he lived for a time on the farm of his sister, Mrs. William Russell.  After his 1947 trip, he returned to Salem and purchased a house in east Salem (1949) where he lived alone with his books, pictures and memories until his death at the age of 93 years, July 15, 1962.

 

        The Charles Elliott Gill collection is in the possession of Charles Gill's son, Edward A. Gill of Salem, MO.  In addition to seven hundred glass plate negatives and hundreds of photographic prints, there are Gill's written works also.  Included are ten volumes of diaries from 1891 to 1956, manuscripts of travel narratives, "A Missourian's Experiences in the Far West, First Trip," "A Tramping Trip in California," "Dashing Through Dixie," "Hop-picking in Oregon," and several others on trips to Florida and "Revisiting the Far West".  Among other miscellaneous writings is a manuscript by his brother Thomas Hayden Gill, "Memories," written in 1933 shortly before his death.  The Gill collection was the primary material for Janice Broderick's Master's thesis, "How to use Photographs as Historical Documents, A Method of Analysis and Interpretation." University of Missouri, St. Louis, December, 1977.

 

        Excerpt from "Charles Elliott Gill Ozark Life through the Lens of an Early Photographer," by Janice Bro9derick, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc., published in THE BULLITIN, January 1979, Missouri Historical Society:  "Gill chronicled the people and landscape of the Eastern Ozarks from 1890 to 1940.  He was a documentarian and a photographic artist who used people and natural forms as elements in a distinctive, idiosyncratic manner.  In his photographs there is  a constant interplay between documentary elements and the compositional alterations Gill made to satisfy an artistic impulse.  Each successful photograph was a victory of order and rationality over the confusion and inconsistancy of everyday experience.  Photography offered Gill a way to structure his experience, a way to impose meaning on the world.  The camera transformed nature into a very carefully contrived set of conventions, 5x7 segements of reality under Charles Gill's ultimate control."

        "Gill's photographs of the commonplace agrarian activities and social life of the Ozarks are a fine record of how life appeared to a member of these semi-remote communities at the turn of the cenmtury.  His photographs document a rural society eager to adopt and the adept aspects of urban society to their special environment.  Charles Gill is in many ways the arch-type Dent Countian.  He represents the calm pride Ozark people have in their region while willingly acknowledging that education and social and moral gentility are the hallmarks of civilization, rural or urban.  The camera, like other technological inventions, was an example of emulating and adapting urban modes while preserving the essential character of rural society."

         "The (Gill) family placed a high value on education and community action.  Charles, the fifth of six children, was educated primarily by his father who taught school in his home until he was seventy years old.  The family remained the center of Gill's life and gave him not only an emotional comfort but also and intelectual one.  His older brother remembers how the family often spent evenmings either reading or playing music on the family organ.  Both of these activities remained central to Gill's life."

         "In spite of his dedication to farm and family Gill was generally bored by the tedium of farm life. ... By combining travel, writing and photography with the regularity of the quiet beauty of Ozark life Gill was able to construct a satisfying lifestyle.  The photographs he left exemplify the measure to which he had established control over his life."

        "In his community Gill established himself as the member who recorded the activities of family and friends.  He carried his heavy camera and photograph albums with him as he went on errands or visiting friends.  He had the typical self-conscious attitude of most artists and saw himself as a part of a historical literary tradition."

        "Gill continued to photograph life in the Ozarks for another thirty years.  His later pictures were mostly family reunions, school classes and travel scenes.  He never again tried to force nature into the contrivance of real appearances that the "Boating on the Piney" photograph accomplished.  By 1920, at the age of fifty-one Gill had established his esthetic and intellectual milieu.  He lived apart from the twentieth century, excited by the technological developments that were transforming life in the Ozarks----the airplane, automobile, telephone and phonograph.  But he observed these changes from the position of one who belonged in a prior time and who left a satisfactory  record of the world he grew to maturity in."

         "Charles Gill provided a rich documentation of Ozark life at the turn of the century.     He has also shown that as a documentary photographer he performed an intergal function within the community.  He distinguished himself from his peers by knowledge of the esoteric skill of photography.  This skill gave him the necessary intellectual distance from the community to create a structure of interpretation for the daily life of the plain people that surrounded him.  Gill and his camera were a combination of mind and machine that resulted, over the years, in the development of a distinctive interpretation of Ozark life.  Natural forms, and the human form were for Gill, elements in highly ordered visual statements.  The discipline of photographic observation nourished and channeled Gill's restless desire for self-expression into a record of the period that left fine documents of the patterns of economic and social life.  Moreover Gill shows that however remote and spartan Ozark life was, there existed the means for such an artist to function."

        "This farmer of limited formal education felt some compulsion to comprehend and analyze the conditions of his life and distill its distinctive character.  His photographs, along with his diaries and travelo narratives, were a record of his internally ordered world.  The camera was a method for making a record of visual impressions designed to satisfy only himself.  It gave him the perceptual distance to transform random experience into a coherent commenmtary.  Gill's work is a fine example of how this first generation of amateur photographers used this new method for making an intimate record of one individuals experience in time and space."       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About CHARLES ELLIOTT GILL:

Burial: STONE HILL CEM., DENT CO., MO.

Event: November 28, 1905, Note in C.E. Gill's diary--- I took two pictures of the Lucky hunters(Thomas Gill and James Gill)  and their game with my new SEROCO DOUBLE EXTENSION CAMERA.

Occupation: FARM-WRITER-PHOTOGRAPHER

Parents (Facts Pg): Joseph Gill and Martha Ann CLARK

 

Notes for MYRTLE BELLE HAYES:

Myrtle was next to the oldest of five children born to Charles and Martha

Alice Middaugh.  She was well educated.  She graduated from Salem High School in 1909. Her 159 hours of college credit were all earned by attending summer school, extension classes and correspondence courses.  She earned a B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in Cape Girardeau; and her Library Science was done at Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield and the University of Missouri in Columbia.

     She was truly a dedicated teacher and devoted more than 43 years to her profession (33 years were in Salem Public Schools).  Her first term was taught at Stone Hill (salary $25 a month).  The old unpainted box school house was infested with fleas from the hogs which slept underneath the building.  Being the teacher, Myrtle could move about to keep the fleas hopping, but the poor students, some of whom were older than the teacher, could only squirm in their seats.  Finally the fleas were eliminated by sprinkling salt on the floor.

     Myrtle liked to change grades occasionally to keep the work from getting

monotonous and taught all grades from 4th through 12th inclusive.  She served as high school librarian for the last five or six years of her career.

     Myrtle was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, a Sunday School

teacher in the Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

     Her marriage to Charles Elliott Gill left a lot to be desired so she

bravely went against convention and got a divorce.  She and son, Edward, made their home with her parents on their farm located 2 miles east of Salem until her father died in 1946.  She sold her interest in the farm to Harry Elsner and she and Alice moved to Salem and resided at 709 N. Pershing until they died.

     On May 5, 1996, Myrtle Hayes Gill was inducted into the "Dent County

Teachers Hall of Fame"....and honor richly deserved....

 

 

More About MYRTLE BELLE HAYES:

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery Salem, Dent Co., MO.

Occupation: SCHOOL TEACHER FOR 43 YRS

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Charles Hayes-Martha Alice Middaugh

 

More About CHARLES GILL and MYRTLE HAYES:

Divorce: 1921

Marriage: June 27, 1917, Edwardsville, IL by a Rev. Morris

       

Child of CHARLES GILL and MYRTLE HAYES is:

33.              i.    EDWARD ADDISON6 GILL, b. October 11, 1918, HOME ON MERAMEC RIVER, DENT CO., MO..

 

 

9.  JAMES GARFIELD5 GILL (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 05, 1871 in Gill farm, Meramec Valley, Dent Co., MO, and died August 19, 1935 in St. Louis, MO folling a Gall Stone oper..  He married CORA ELIZABETH PEMBERTON November 01, 1905 in Home of J.W. Pemberton, Rev J. H. Welch officiated; witnessed by C. E. Gill., daughter of JOHN PEMBERTON and MARTHA DEPRIEST.  She was born February 19, 1885 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died July 30, 1938 in Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

 

Notes for JAMES GARFIELD GILL:

From C.E. Gill's diary:  Nov. 5, 1897, James G. Gill & George Dunlap left for San Diego, CA.  Feb. 8, 1900, James G. Gill Returned home from Idaho after an absence of 27 months.  James Garfield Gill was the sixth child of Joseph Gill and Martha Ann Clark.

 

         On November 1, 1905, he married Cora Elizabeth Pemberton

James grew to manhood on the Gill farm located about ten miles east of Salem, MO.  Although there was little opportunity for formal schooling at that time, he read widely and thereby gained much knowledge of his environment.  His love of nature was foremost in his interests.

 

             On February 10, 1893 he, in company of Albert M. Adams (a cousin),

Soloman J. Bardsley and George Russell, traveled west by train to Caldwell,

Idaho.  At that time it was considered an exciting experience for any young

man to go to the Far West and the Salem Papers of that day commented freely on the adventuresome spirit of these young men.

 

             Returning home in September 1893, James again took up the farm life until 1897, when, in the company of George Dunlap, he traveled to Southern California where he wintered in the home of David Rees(e) Henderson (a former Dent Co., friend) in Santa Barbara, CA.  Times were then dull in Santa Barbara and they failed to find employment there.  Early the next spring they sailed for Portland, Oregon and went overland from there to Leland Idaho.  Here they secured employment on ranches on the Potlatch Prairie until winter when James traveled to Lewiston, Idaho.  He was employed by William Havernick to work in the "White Front Livery Stable." He was soon promoted to foreman, which position he held until early February 1900 when he resigned his

position and returned to his home on the Meramec.

            After his marriage to Cora Pemberton, he and Cora made their home on the family homstead.  James loved horses and developed a stable of fine carriage horses which pulled a surrey with fringe on top on shopping trips to Salem and to church at Stone Hill.  They were active in community, church and school affairs and generally enjoyed the fruits of their labor until ill health and finally death took its toll.  To their children, it seemed they were too young to die---James was only 63 and Cora 53......

 

             Three children were born to James and Cora: a son, Bernard Clark Gill, who married the former Lola Plank, and still owns the family farm, but now lives in Salem;  Doris married Arley M. Dent of the Mt. Dyke Community and who now (1978) reside in Denver, CO; and Waunie who married Hubert W. Jones, and who lives in Gerald, MO with their prizewinning fox hounds.  Both Doris and Waunie taught rural schools in Dent County before their marriage.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM OF JAMES GARFIELD GILL---By Chas. E. Gill

 

        Born November 25, 1871----Died August 19, 1935

 

        The childhood and boyhood days of James G. Gill were bright and happy.   In the Christian home of his parents, Joseph and Martha Gill, where "Joy was Duty, and Love was Law," he grew up to manhood.   As he grew up, and all through his adult years, his happy disposition and witty sayings shed a radiance of good cheer upon all with whom he came in contact.   In every crowd or gathering where he was known, his presence was an attraction;  people enjoyed being with him.  A charm, a personal magnetism about him made people feel that it was worthwhile to make his acquaintance, to be in his presence.

 

        Reared on the farm, he had little chance for going to school.   The only schools he attended were the common rural schools having a three or four monts term each year, where no examinations nor credits were given.   He was of a reading family, however, and in the home, books, magazines, and newspapers were plentiful, and he early acquired the reading habit.   This habit led him to gain much practical knowledge that served him well in the battle of life.

 

        In 1893 he decided to take Horace Greeley's advis and "Go West."   So, incompany of three other young men---Albert  M. Adams, Soloman J. Bardsley and George Russell---he left home the 20th of February for Caldwell, Idaho.

 

        At that time it was considered an exciting and wonderful experience for any young man to go to the "Far West," and the Salem papers of that day commented freely upon the adventurous spirit shown in the conduct of these young men.

 

        Returning home in Sept 1893, he again took up the farm work and continued it until early November 1897, when, in company with George Dunlap, he went to Southern California, where they wintered at the home of the late David Reese Henderson.   As times were dull at Santa Barbara, and they faile to get employment there, they sailed early the next spring for Portland, Oregon and went from there overland to Leland, Idaho.

 

        Here they secured employment on ranches on the Potlatch Prairie until winter, then James went to Lewiston, Idaho, where he was employed by William Havernick to work in the "White Front Livery Stables."   Soon he was promoted to the office of "foreman" of the stable, which position he held until early in February 1900, when he resigned hsi job and returned home, to take up the farm work.

 

        The first dau of November 1905, he was united in marriage to Cora E.Pemberton, second daughter of the lat John W. Pemberton of Stone Hill.   His married life was very happy.  Hewas an ideal companion for his children, always ready to help them in their work, their play, or in any of the problemsthat came up for their solution.

 

        The later years of his life were overshadowed by fragile health which at times caused him great pain, the nature of which the medical proffession was unable to understand or relieve.   During his long illness, he was very patient and kind with all those who ministered unto him.   He realized and was resigned to the fact that the time for his departure from this life had arrived, and he expressed himself as being ready and willing to go.  His mind was clear and he was able to talk to his family until the very last moment. His last thoughts were for the comfort and happiness of the loved ones he was leaving behind.

 

More About JAMES GARFIELD GILL:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Event: December 25, 1906, Gill diary---James and Cora went to J.W. Pemberton's yesterday evening and stayed until this evening

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Joseph Gill & Martha Ann Clark

 

Notes for CORA ELIZABETH PEMBERTON:

FUNERAL NOTICE----

 

MRS. JAMES G. GILL DIES IN ST. LOUIS....

 

        Cora Elizabeth Pemberton, the daughter of the late John W. and Martha C. Pemberton, was born February 19, 1885 and died in St. Louis at the Deaconess Hospital Saturday, July 30, 1938, at the age of 53 years.

 

        On  November 1, 1905 she was united in marriage to James G. Gill and three children were born to this union:  Bernard C.,  Doris l., and Waunie R..   All of whom survive.   Mr. Gill died August 19, 1935.

 

        She is also survived by two brothers, who are:  W. Roy Pemberton of  St. Louis,  and Jessie B. Pemberton of Lincoln, Nebraska;  two sisters, Mrs Marie Peschke and Florence Wilson, both living in St. Louis and one grandchild, James Marshall Dent, son of Arley and Doris Dent.  One sister, Mrs. Maude Gunnett, preceded her in death.

 

        She was converted early in life, and united with the M. E. Church, but later changed her church membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she lived a devoted cChristian life,   She was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and friend, and loved by all with whom she came in contact.

 

        Mrs. Gill became seriously ill about three weeks ago, and was taken to the Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis for an operation, and gradually grew worse as the days passed.   Finally her life was dipaired of, and her children were called to the bedside to be with her in the last hours of her life.

 

        Funeral services were conducted from the Stone Hill Church, Monday afternoon, August 1,st, at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. Virgil Parker officiating.  Friends gathered from far and near to pay their respects to the memory of Mrs. Gill.   Interment was in Stone Hill Cemetery, under supervision of Carl K. Spencer.....

       

 

 

More About CORA ELIZABETH PEMBERTON:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Occupation: Housewife

Parents (Facts Pg): d/John W. Pemberton-Martha Caroline DePRIEST

 

More About JAMES GILL and CORA PEMBERTON:

Marriage: November 01, 1905, Home of J.W. Pemberton, Rev J. H. Welch officiated; witnessed by C. E. Gill.

       

Children of JAMES GILL and CORA PEMBERTON are:

34.              i.    BERNARD CLARK6 GILL, b. September 04, 1906, Gill Home Dent Co., MO; d. October 14, 1996, Salem, Dent Co., MO.

35.             ii.    DORIS LORENE GILL, b. December 10, 1911, Gill farm Dent Co., MO.

                 iii.    WAUNIE RUTHENE GILL, b. November 09, 1914, Gill farm Dent Co., MO; d. October 19, 1993, JEFFERSON CITY, COLE CO., MO; m. HUBERT W. JONES, June 26, 1946, ST. LOUIS, MO; b. November 07, 1917, Dent Co., MO; d. May 22, 1982, St. Louis, MO of cancer.

 

Notes for WAUNIE RUTHENE GILL:

The JONES family came into Missouri from Kentucky and Tennessee in the

early 1800's and settled in Iron County where they lived until after the Civil

War.  They later moved into Dent County in the Salem area.

     Hubert W. JONES is the son of Robert Phildee JONES--born July 29, 1871,

died Feb. 4, 1949--and Margaret Easter GOLDEN--born Feb. 4, 1881, died May 18,

1945.  Hubert was born November 7, 1917, at Bunker, MO and is the grandson of

 

George and Mary Highly JONES and Elijah and Mary E. Tipton GOLDEN.  Hubert had two sisters- now deceased, Helen (Mrs. Hamlet CLARK) and Hazel (Mrs. Charles FISHER) of St. Clair, MO and three brothers--Howard, Harry, who married Gladys GADDY; and Mont,

who married Letty MOONEY and now (1978) lives Dumas, AK.

     Hubert was employed in consatruction work during the building of Ft.

Leonard Wood and entered the U.S. Army in March 1942.  He was stationed for two years in the European Theater (ETO) until his discharge in 1946.

     On June 22, 1946, he married Waunie Ruthene GILL, daughter of James

Garfield GILL and Cora PEMBERTON.  She is the granddaughter of John W. PEMBERTON and Joseph GILL and great-granddaughter of Jotham CLARK and Jesse B. PEMBERTON.  She has one sister, Doris (Mrs. Arley DENT) of Denver, CO and one brother, Bernard who

married Lola PLANK.

     Shortly after their marriage, Hubert and Waunie owned and operated a

cleaning plant of a number of years.  Hubert has been employed by the Beaufort Terminal Co. (St. Louis Terminal) as dispatcher for seventeen years.

     Waunie taught school in Dent county schools several years and attended Southwest Teachers College (now SMS) in Springfield, MO.  After moving to St. Louis in 1942, she attended Rubicam Business School.  She was employed in a regional office of a

public relations firm for thirty years.  She retired to their farm at Gerald, MO in December 1976.  Her hobbies are flowers and photography.

     Since an early age, Hubert has bred and raised a breed of pedigreed fox

and wolf-hounds known as the July Breed, and he and Waunie have attended field trials in practically all of the Midwest and some southern states--as well as Canada.  The winnings they prize most are the three times they have won the Missouri State

Field Trials and "Best Dog of the Show" at National July Field Trials Bench Show in Monroeville, Alabama in 1976.  The most unusual field trial was the Frontenac, held on Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada  They reached the island via the St. Lawrence River

aboard a ferry.  Hubert returned the following year to judge the Frontenac Bench Show.

     Hubert is a past president of the Missouri State Fox and Wolf Hunter's

Association and has been a member of the Board of Directors for many years.  He is a Member of the Forest Park Masonic Lodge and Valley of Columbia (Scottish Rite), Columbia, MO.

     In 1960, Hubert and Waunie purchased a farmin Franklin County where they have lived for eleven years.  Obviously, the hobbies of raising flowers and puppies in the same general area have presented some problems and quite often they call a small

conference to see which hobby will have to go.....By Waunie Jones.

 

Hubert died May 5, 1982, in St. Louis as a result of Cancer.  He is

buried in Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

    After Hubert's death Waunie sold their farm and moved into a duplex shared by her sister, Doris, in Jefferson City, MO.  She fell from a ladder while tending her flowers and died, Oct. 19, 1993 as a result of the fall.  She is buried beside Hubert

in the family plot in Stone Hill Cemetery.

 

 

More About WAUNIE RUTHENE GILL:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Occupation: Secretary for Liquor Dist

Parents (Facts Pg): d/James G. Gill-Cora Elizabeth Pemberton

 

Notes for HUBERT W. JONES:

WWII VET., LIVED ST. LOUIS, LATER GERALD, MO; MEMBER SCOTTISH RITE COLUMBIA,

MASONIC LODGE ST. LOUIS. HE AND WAUNIE LOVED DOGS AND WON SEVERAL TROPHIES

WITH THEIR COON HOUNDS

 

 

More About HUBERT W. JONES:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Robert Phillip Jones-Margaret E.Golden

 

More About HUBERT JONES and WAUNIE GILL:

Marriage: June 26, 1946, ST. LOUIS, MO

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

10.  LUCY FLORENCE6 KANADA (ANNE ELIZABETH5 GILL, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born in PROBABLY DENT CO., MO, and died March 28, 1933 in Portland, Ore..  She married WILLIAM GRANVILLE LIGHT 1891 in Dent Co., MO, son of SOLOMAN LIGHT and CYNTHIA SCHRUMM.  He was born 1861 in Bunker, Dent Co., MO, and died November 17, 1922 in Killed by an automobile prior to 1933.

 

Notes for LUCY FLORENCE KANADA:

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 1892, Lucy and her husband went with her parents from Dent

County to Belt, Mont., where they lived for many years and where Lucy's father

Edmond Bates Kanada died.  They did live for a short time---1917 to 1919 at

Lewiston Idaho.  After Lucy's father died, she and her husband and mother move

d to Portland, Ore., where she remained until her death. Her husband was kill-

ed by an automobile a number of years prior to 1933. She and Granville had 6

children all of whom were grown and living in and around Portland in 1933.

 

 

More About LUCY FLORENCE KANADA:

Burial: Portland, Rose City Cemetery

Moved: March 1892, Portland, OR

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Capt. E.B. Kanada & Anne E. Gill

 

Notes for WILLIAM GRANVILLE LIGHT:

Notes by Jean Light, submitted by Bill BEDFORD:

 

The LIGHT children attended a one room school, after the crop season.  The lessons were learned by rote, thst is,  they were studied till each page could be recited word for word without looking at the book.  When one book was learned, they passed to the next.  When all the books were committed to memory, school was finished.

 

It was a long walk to school.  The children were very careful of their precious shoes and carried them in their hands till they had passed the last creek between the home and school.  There they would sit on the bank of the creek and dry their feet and put their socks and shoes back on.  Then they would march proudly and mightly into the school room.

 

Granville was the one who sought further education beyond the little country school.  He attended Capa Girardeaux  State Normal School in Missouri.  He taught school and preached in Moscow, Southwick, Kendrick, Julieeta, Gifford, Kaniah, Nez Perce and Clarkston, all in Idaho.  He also taught in Belt, Montana and in Lafayette, Oregon.

 

He and Edmond ran the stage line from Southwick to Julliette, Idaho.

 

Granville graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Portland, OR.

 

Granville was a big man, about 6 feet 4 1/2 inches tall, had a 56 INCH CHEST, 19 1/2 INCH COLLAR, AND A 52 INCH WAIST.   At one time he weighed 331 pounds.  He wore a size  13 1/2 shoes.  All of his clothes had to be custom made.

 

In 1922 he was hit by a car while crossing 82nd street in Portland, OR. The driver of the car was a drunken marine, Captain Schwereenger.  He was released on his own recognisance.  Granville never regained consciousness.  He died before morning.  The doctors said he couldnot have lived long.  He had a gatty degeneration of the heart.  He was 62 years old.

 

Granville was first married to Lucy's sister, Eleanor(Ella)>  After her death he married Lucy.  Every one called her (Lucy) toots.  Their children were Florence Eugenia (daughter of Granville and Ella), SHE DIED AT THE AGE OF 14.  Edmond Cornelius, Norton Frazelle, Paul Addison, Granville Almon, Ruth Eleanor, Alice Elizabeth, (Who died from polio at the age of 6 months) and Kenneth Gordon.

 

Granville was large, but his size did not interfere with his speed, as his son Almon found out to his chagrin and amazement.   One day, with a house full of guests from the church, Al made a body noise, snickered and ran.  He headed for the barn, thinking that the loft would give him safety.  His mother called his father.  Al thought, "Oh, that old man can't catch me."  Imagine his suprise as he turned the corner to the barn door, to feel his father's heavy hand on his shoulder.  It did not take his father long to get to the seat of the boy's problem.  Al emerged with a new respect for his father.

 

At the time of his death Granville was selling real estate in Portland area.  He was doing part time chiropractic treatments and preaching on Sundays in The Presbyterian Church.

 

He was good to Lucy and helped her all he could.  Theirs was a real love life.

 

Notes from Harriet LIGHT:

 

Missouri was sparsely settled.  There were no near neighbors and no close cities.  There were no newspapers.  The annual visit of the traveling shoemaker was a much looked forward to event.  A cowhide was tanned and prepared in advance of his visit.  There was a gala air aboutr the house.  Neighbors made excuses to drop in for a rare visit.  All were anxious to hear the news of loved ones and families not seen, nor often heard from.  The cobblers pleasant voice accompanied the tap-tap of his hammer.  Only necessary chores were done.

 

He told of new laws that had been passed and of new candidates for the offices in government, all the while he measured the many feet, cut the leather and made the shoes.   Ols shoes that had any wear left were handed down to the next in line for a few more wears.  An inch of grow room was left because young feet could grow a lot in a year.  When the eighteen pairs of shoes were finished he moved on to the next place where he was expected--to calls of sad farewells, and the family settled down to the old routine of things tilol the next visit.

 

 

More About WILLIAM GRANVILLE LIGHT:

Burial: in Portland, OR,  Rose City Cemetery

Event 1: 1st married to Ella Guy Kanada

 

More About WILLIAM LIGHT and LUCY KANADA:

Marriage: 1891, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of LUCY KANADA and WILLIAM LIGHT are:

                   i.    ALICE ELIZABETH7 LIGHT, b. Abt. 1892; d. Age six months from Polio.

 

More About ALICE ELIZABETH LIGHT:

Parents (Facts Pg): Wm. Granville LIGHT-Lucy KANADA

 

                  ii.    NORTON FRAZELLE LIGHT, b. Abt. 1894; d. Age 40, during WWII.

                 iii.    EDMOND CORNELIUS LIGHT, b. Abt. 1897; d. 1961, Age 71, of Parkinson's disease, in Wenatche, WA; m. HARRIET ???, No Children.

 

Notes for EDMOND CORNELIUS LIGHT:

Notes from Jean LIGHT, submitted by Bill BEDFORD:

 

First born of Lucy and William Granville.  Like all of the Light boys, he was a devotee of baseball, and loved to dance.

 

He enlisted and left mid fanfare and good byes for the battlefield of France.  When the war was over he returned with more fan-fare and rejoicing.  He looked so-o fine in his khaki uniform, with its high collar and his expertly and perfectly wrapped putters.  At the Light's house everyone talked late into the night.  Ed told us all lots of things about the strange country from which he had just returned.  He was with the 122nd. Engineers.   He transported supplies..   It was just a few days after his return that I began to notice he was quite frequently seen with a girl living with the neighbors.  Harriet and Ed soon married.  They remained childless all of their lives.

 

I believe that Ed was his father's right arm.  He helped him run the stage line in Idaho, and, I think in many other ways.

 

Ed was a shoe man. He had a shoe store in several towns in which he lived.  He died in W        enatche, WA, of Parkinson's disease, at age of 71.

 

 

 

 

More About EDMOND CORNELIUS LIGHT:

Burial: Probably  at Wenatche, WA

Military service: 1918, Wwi served in France

Parents (Facts Pg): Son W.G. Light & Lucy Kanada

 

More About EDMOND LIGHT and HARRIET ???:

Marriage: No Children

 

                 iv.    PAUL ADDISON LIGHT, b. 1899; d. 1973, Age 74, ofv natural causes, Portland, OR; m. MADELINE SLATER, 1940.

 

Notes for PAUL ADDISON LIGHT:

Notes by Jean LIGHT, submitted by Bill BEDFORD:

 

Paul was the smallest of the family and resented it.  Ed was 5' 8" , Norton, 6' 1", Al 6' 1 1/2", Wm. Granville 6' 4", Lucy was 5' 5" Ruth was about the same size and Kenny was 5' 8".  Paul felt he had to prove himself all the way. He was 5' 5".  He grew up to  be a tough little nut, ready to fight at the drop of a hat.  For a very few years Paul and Al were thought to be twins.  Al was two years younger than Paul, but soon grew past him.

 

Paul wished he was an Indian.  He practiced walking pidgeon-toed, walking in other people's foot prints.  He rode his horse barebacked, and made and carried a bow and arrows and practiced shooting them.

 

When they lived in Clarkston, Paul; and a friend climbed to a bluff near the snake river, to a cave.  The friend had a rifle and Paul was carrying it.  His friend reminded him to be careful with the rifle, mentioning that the safety did not work very well.  About that time, the rifle fired.   They had reached the cave ledge, and Paul looked over the edge to make sure that he hadn't hit one of the horses tied below.  The horses were alright.  He sat down to talk over secret affairs, as boys often do.  After a little while the friend said, "What's wrong with your foot,  Paul?  That looks like blood."  Sure enough Paul had shot himself in the foot.  The Doctor came to the home to care for his injury.

 

Paul was a catcher for the Columbia Park baseball team, and Almon was the pitcher.  One of Paul's fingers was crooked from breaking it by catching a baseball without a glove.

 

Paul worked on boats in Portland Harbor.  He also worked for the city of Portland, for many years.  He was a great tease, and all of the kids liked him.

 

When he was forty-one years of age he married Madline SLATER.  They had one daughter, Georgia Gail.  Madeline was very pretty. After Madeline passed away, Paul lost interest in life.  Georgia Gail lived with Madeline's sister from the time she was of school age.  I think that their association was very good for them both.  He died of natural causes at the age of 74.

 

Georgia Gail married a basque, George BACA.  They have two daughters, Thalia and Moira.

 

More About PAUL ADDISON LIGHT:

Parents (Facts Pg): Son W.G. Light & Lucy Kanada

 

More About PAUL LIGHT and MADELINE SLATER:

Marriage: 1940

 

                  v.    GRANVILLE ALMON LIGHT, b. February 19, 1901; d. December 27, 1984, Age 83; m. (1) MARY BECKER, 1927; b. 1812; m. (2) JEAN SPICER, 1940; b. 1907; d. November 10, 1983, Age 76.

 

Notes for GRANVILLE ALMON LIGHT:

Notes written by Jean LIGHT and submitted by Bill BEDFORD;

 

Granville (Al) was born Feburary 19, 1901.  He married Mary Becker after he had known her for three weeks.  She was fifteen and he was twenty-six.  It was not a good marriage.  after nine years, they were divorced.  They had no children. 

 

Being a glutton for punishment , he married me, Jean Arderley, also divorced..  I was the mother of three boys and two girls.  sao we started out our marriage with a large family.  I was thirty-three and Al was thirty-nine.

 

It was depression years.  Al was away from home except weekends, working in the W.P.A. camps.  He was hard pressed to keep food on the table.  He was a CAT skinner on the Wilson River, Sunset Highway.

 

He was a good anmd faithful father to both his step-children anmd his own four daughters.

 

Al has had several accidents. One from working in the woods, another when hit by a freight train. He plods faithfully through life, doing the best he can to meet life's problems.  I love him.

 

Notes from Allison Tony POLSINELLI:

 

It would be interesting to know the particulars of the "accidents".  I think Daddy did a lot better than "plod" through life:  H smiled, he laughed, he sang, he loved his kids---all of them: the five original family and we four daughters---each one of us probably like to think we were the apple of his eye--I know I did.  I loved watching for him to be comingf from the bus after work.  I would run to meet him and hold his hand all the way home.  I wonder if he missed me when I stopped doing this?  The last time we held hands was the year before he died.  He came out to spend time with Ted and me and Tedd and Jaswon.  He and I went to Nelson Eddy & Jeanette Macdonald movie: 'Sweethearts"!!  We held hands, ate popcorn and drank rootbeer.  I had a lot of memories of Daddy--playing softball, racing him, listening to him sing little ditties-- and more serious ones, play the haarmonica--especially "Redwing", fikshiung with him (actually he spent most of his time baiting and untangling my line).  He fiercley loved our mother.  Seing him sitting on a stool, Mom standing between his legs, his arm around her hips and hers around his neck--this was a great legacy for us.  He was honorabl;e in every area of his life and much admired and loved by everyone who knew him.  He usually hadf a twinkle in his eye--He enjoyed life and his family--all of this no doubt, because of his fervent love for God.

 

More About GRANVILLE ALMON LIGHT:

Parents (Facts Pg): Son W.G. Light & Lucy Kanada

 

More About GRANVILLE LIGHT and MARY BECKER:

Divorce: 1936, It was not a good marriage.  No Children

Marriage: 1927

 

More About GRANVILLE LIGHT and JEAN SPICER:

Marriage: 1940

 

                 vi.    RUTH ELEANOR LIGHT, b. 1903; d. June 27, 1999, Cottage Grove, OR age 96; m. JACK BEDFORD; d. 1969.

 

Notes for RUTH ELEANOR LIGHT:

On Jan. 21, 2000, Harriet Light said:

Ruth attended and graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland, OR.  She was a secretary to Lipman Wolfe, in Portland.  She bought her own clothes and helped out with the finances.  The girl friend that I most remember was Audrey Fryerhall.  Soon after graduation she met and married Jack Bedford.  No wonder!  He was a regular Apollo, for looks. They had two boys, John William (Billy) and Laurence Edmond (Larry).

 

Ruth took vocal lessons.  I remember her practicing "Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimon".

 

Ruth with Stella's help taught me the facts of life (was I ever scared!)

 

Jack Passed away shortly after he retired in 1969.  Ruth lived alone for a time, withj her dog Brandy as company.

 

Ruth died June 27, 1999, in Cottage Grove, OR.  She was 96.

 

More About RUTH ELEANOR LIGHT:

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. W.G. Light & Lucy Kanada

 

                vii.    KENNETH GORDON LIGHT, b. 1913; d. February 10, 1950, His plane went down in the Gulf of Mexico; m. HELEN BEHERNS.

 

Notes for KENNETH GORDON LIGHT:

Notes by Jean LIGHT submitted by Bill BEDFORD:

Kenneth was one of my deaqrest frienmds.  He was always busy.  Once I helped him make a hammock out of heavy cord.  I think we used seaman's knots, taught to him by his brother Paul.  Like all of the LIGHT boys, Ken was a baseball nut, and he was also a catcher for the Columbia Park Team.  He was an all around sports enthusiast.  He went in for boxing, football, and track and he could talk about those sports at the rate of about a mile a minute.

 

After Lucy's death, Ken, still in his teens, went to stay with the Beherns family.  H fell in love with their oldest daughter, Lillian.  Due to congential heart condition, she died quitew soon after their engagement was announced.  A few years later he married Lillian's sister, Helen.

 

He was in the Navy in SUB service for several years, then transfered to the Navy AER service.  His plane went down in thew Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 10, 1950.  He was 37 years old.  A fine young man.  Ruth's note:: He had a good singing voice.

 

More About KENNETH GORDON LIGHT:

Parents (Facts Pg): Son W.G. Light & Lucy Kanada

 

 

11.  ELLA GUY6 KANADA (ANNE ELIZABETH5 GILL, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born May 16, 1867 in Dent Co., MO, and died February 16, 1887 in Dent Co., MO.  She married WILLIAM GRANVILLE LIGHT January 02, 1885 in Dent Co., MO, son of SOLOMAN LIGHT and CYNTHIA SCHRUMM.  He was born 1861 in Bunker, Dent Co., MO, and died November 17, 1922 in Killed by an automobile prior to 1933.

 

More About ELLA GUY KANADA:

Burial: Copeland Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

 

Notes for WILLIAM GRANVILLE LIGHT:

Notes by Jean Light, submitted by Bill BEDFORD:

 

The LIGHT children attended a one room school, after the crop season.  The lessons were learned by rote, thst is,  they were studied till each page could be recited word for word without looking at the book.  When one book was learned, they passed to the next.  When all the books were committed to memory, school was finished.

 

It was a long walk to school.  The children were very careful of their precious shoes and carried them in their hands till they had passed the last creek between the home and school.  There they would sit on the bank of the creek and dry their feet and put their socks and shoes back on.  Then they would march proudly and mightly into the school room.

 

Granville was the one who sought further education beyond the little country school.  He attended Capa Girardeaux  State Normal School in Missouri.  He taught school and preached in Moscow, Southwick, Kendrick, Julieeta, Gifford, Kaniah, Nez Perce and Clarkston, all in Idaho.  He also taught in Belt, Montana and in Lafayette, Oregon.

 

He and Edmond ran the stage line from Southwick to Julliette, Idaho.

 

Granville graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Portland, OR.

 

Granville was a big man, about 6 feet 4 1/2 inches tall, had a 56 INCH CHEST, 19 1/2 INCH COLLAR, AND A 52 INCH WAIST.   At one time he weighed 331 pounds.  He wore a size  13 1/2 shoes.  All of his clothes had to be custom made.

 

In 1922 he was hit by a car while crossing 82nd street in Portland, OR. The driver of the car was a drunken marine, Captain Schwereenger.  He was released on his own recognisance.  Granville never regained consciousness.  He died before morning.  The doctors said he couldnot have lived long.  He had a gatty degeneration of the heart.  He was 62 years old.

 

Granville was first married to Lucy's sister, Eleanor(Ella)>  After her death he married Lucy.  Every one called her (Lucy) toots.  Their children were Florence Eugenia (daughter of Granville and Ella), SHE DIED AT THE AGE OF 14.  Edmond Cornelius, Norton Frazelle, Paul Addison, Granville Almon, Ruth Eleanor, Alice Elizabeth, (Who died from polio at the age of 6 months) and Kenneth Gordon.

 

Granville was large, but his size did not interfere with his speed, as his son Almon found out to his chagrin and amazement.   One day, with a house full of guests from the church, Al made a body noise, snickered and ran.  He headed for the barn, thinking that the loft would give him safety.  His mother called his father.  Al thought, "Oh, that old man can't catch me."  Imagine his suprise as he turned the corner to the barn door, to feel his father's heavy hand on his shoulder.  It did not take his father long to get to the seat of the boy's problem.  Al emerged with a new respect for his father.

 

At the time of his death Granville was selling real estate in Portland area.  He was doing part time chiropractic treatments and preaching on Sundays in The Presbyterian Church.

 

He was good to Lucy and helped her all he could.  Theirs was a real love life.

 

Notes from Harriet LIGHT:

 

Missouri was sparsely settled.  There were no near neighbors and no close cities.  There were no newspapers.  The annual visit of the traveling shoemaker was a much looked forward to event.  A cowhide was tanned and prepared in advance of his visit.  There was a gala air aboutr the house.  Neighbors made excuses to drop in for a rare visit.  All were anxious to hear the news of loved ones and families not seen, nor often heard from.  The cobblers pleasant voice accompanied the tap-tap of his hammer.  Only necessary chores were done.

 

He told of new laws that had been passed and of new candidates for the offices in government, all the while he measured the many feet, cut the leather and made the shoes.   Ols shoes that had any wear left were handed down to the next in line for a few more wears.  An inch of grow room was left because young feet could grow a lot in a year.  When the eighteen pairs of shoes were finished he moved on to the next place where he was expected--to calls of sad farewells, and the family settled down to the old routine of things tilol the next visit.

 

 

More About WILLIAM GRANVILLE LIGHT:

Burial: in Portland, OR,  Rose City Cemetery

Event 1: 1st married to Ella Guy Kanada

 

More About WILLIAM LIGHT and ELLA KANADA:

Marriage: January 02, 1885, Dent Co., MO

       

Child of ELLA KANADA and WILLIAM LIGHT is:

                   i.    FLORENCE EUGENIA7 LIGHT, b. 1887; d. 1906.

 

 

12.  MARY DYSART6 KANADA (ANNE ELIZABETH5 GILL, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born Abt. 1868 in PROBABLY DENT CO., MO, and died Aft. 1940 in Probably Los Angeles, CA.  She married WILLIAM PATTON HOLMAN October 05, 1886 in Linn Township, Dent Co., MO, son of JOHN HOLMAN and LUCY MCMURTREY.  He was born October 05, 1860 in Dent Co., near Antioch, MO, and died June 16, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA.

 

More About MARY DYSART KANADA:

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Capt. E.B. Kanada & Anne E. Gill

Resided: Enid. OK

 

Notes for WILLIAM PATTON HOLMAN:

Patton grew up on a farm helping his widowed mother with the farm work while

teaching school in the county when quite young.  After marriage, he attended

UMR from which he graduated in 1891.  Immediately he secured a job on faculty of the School of Mines of South Dakota. Here he lived until time for taking part in the famous race for the "Cherokee Strip" of Okla. in 1893.

      They remained in Okla. near Enid six years.  Guy, their eldest son, was now 12 and was thought to be ready for a higher education than the country schools afforded.  The Holmans sold their Oklahoma ranch and moved to Belt, Montana where Patton taught school and prospected for precious metals in the nearby mountains.

     Guy was now ready for college.  Their search for a suitable college

caused the family to move again, this time to the "Inland Empire" of eastern

Washington and central  Idaho, a fertile farming land noted for its great crops

of fruits and small grain.  Here, were located two excellent universities just

nine miles apart--one in Pullman Wash., the other in Moscow, Idaho.  The

University of Idaho at Moscow was chosen and the Holmans took up residence

here.  Guy and Rowe (Monroe) both attended this university and Patton was

engaged as a school teacher, apartment owner, and for a short time a grocer.

     In 1908 Patton secured a position as draftsman for the U.S government in

Helena, Mont., but the family remained in Moscow a year to dispose of property there before joining Patton.  He, Patton retired from the government land office in 1929, after which he and his family resided in California except for a short sojourn in Enid, Ok., in 1933.

     At the time of Patton's death in 1940, he and Mary were residing in Los

Angeles.

 

 

DEATH NOTICE------

 

PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO  WM. PATTON HOLMAN--By Chas. E. Gill.......

 

        William Patton Holman, son of John B. and Lucy A. McMurtrey Holman, was born in Dent County, Missouri, October 5, 1860;  died in Los Angles, California, June 16, 1940.

 

        His father, a soldier in the Union Army, died in a hospital in Memphis Tennessee, March 13. 1863, leaving three children, Marie, Patton and John.  His mother lived as a widow the remainder of her life.  She was a good manager, bery resolute, and faced the responsibilities of life with great courage.   Soon after the Civil War she bought a farm in Dent County near where Antioch now stands, where her children grew up, well schooled in thrift and self-denial, which made them useful, reliable citizens of the community.

 

        Patton was a life-long student, being interested in various subjects, such as: metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics, economics farming and chicken raising.   Early in life he was converted to the Christian faith, joined the M. E. Church, and was active in church work all of his life.   He began teaching school when quite young, and taught a number of schools in Dent County.

 

        The 5th day of October 1886, he married Mary D. Kanada, daughter of the late Captain E. B. Kanada and Anne Elizabeth Gill.   The marriage was a very happy one.   After marriage he attended the Rolla School of Mines from which he graduated in 1891.   Immediately after this he secured a position on the faculty of the School of Mine of South Dakota.   Here he and his family lived until time for taking part in the famous race for homesteds in the " Cherokee Strip" of Oklahoma, in 1893.,   The homested secured, he remained in Oklahoma six years, improving his claim and proving up on it.

 

        While in Missouri, his two oldest children---Guy and Rowe---were born;  While in South Dakota a third child---a girl, Jessie was born;  While in Pklahoma two other children--girls were born, making altogether five children in the family   Guy, the eldest, was nowq twelve years old and was thought to be ready for a higher education than was afforded by the country schools around him; so Patton sold his Oklahoma ranch and removed to Belt, Montana, where he taught school three years, great;y enjoying his summer vacations, digging in the hills and prospecting for precious metals in the nearby mountains.   At Belt another child---a girl, was born.

       

        Guy was now ready for college.   So, to find a place to suit, the family moved again, this time to the "Inland Empire" of easter Washington and central Idaho;  a fertile farming land, noted for its great crops of fruits and small grains.   Here, were located two excellent universities, apparently rivals, only nine miles apart---one in Pullman, Washington, the other in Moscow, Idaho.   After inspecting both universities, the University of Idaho, at Moscow was chosen.   Here the Holmans took up their abode, bothre the sons, Guy and Rowe, attending the university.   While here, Patton was engaged in various occupations, such as school teacher, grocer, apartment house owner, et cetera, most of the time, however, teaching school.

 

        Guy graduated from university in 1908 and was sent immediately by the U.S. Government to the Phillipines as a school teacher;  his fathersecured a position as a draftsman in the U. S. Government office in Helena, Montana, in 1909;  but the family remained in Moscow a year longer to dispose of the property there. then removed to Helena.    Patton was retired from the land office in 1929m after which he and his family have lived most of the time in California.

 

        Guy taught school in the Phillipines for three years, then returned to the U. S.  and taught University studies for two years.   Then he was employed by the National City Bank of New York City and served the bank for longer and shorter periods in London, Panama, India, China and Japan.   He is now Assistant Vice-President of that vnak(1940) and lives near New York City, in Rye.

 

        Rowe graduated from the University of Idaho with an A.B. degree, returning later and graduating from a course in Civil Engineering.   He is now (1940) with the State Division of Highways in Los Angeles.

 

        Jessie, the oldest daughter, passed away about  fifteen years ago, leaving two sons.   The other three girls, Hazel, Zullu and Helen, and their mother, live in Los Angeles,   There are ten grandchildren.

 

More About WILLIAM PATTON HOLMAN:

Burial: Probably L.A.

Parents (Facts Pg): Son John Holman & Lucy A. McMurtrey

 

More About WILLIAM HOLMAN and MARY KANADA:

Marriage: October 05, 1886, Linn Township, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of MARY KANADA and WILLIAM HOLMAN are:

                   i.    GUY7 HOLMAN, b. Abt. 1887, Dent Co., MO; d. April 1946, Rye, NY; m. (1) UNKNOWN ??????; m. (2) ELIZABETH ??????.

 

Notes for GUY HOLMAN:

 

 

Guy graduated from U. of Idaho in 1908 and was sent immediatedly by the U.S.

Govt., to the Phillipines as a school teacher where he stayed 3 years. He re-

turned to the U.S. and taught at the university level for 2 years.  He was

then employed by the National City Bank of NY and served that bank variously

in London, Panama, India, China & Japan.  In 1916 he was in Canton, China and

was described as being over 6 ft. tall and weighing 140 lbs.  Guy was vice-president of the bank, a position he held at the time of his death.

 

    Guy was considered an authority on Phillipine and Chinese affairs.  During WWII, he served the government in an advisory capacity on their problems.  This burden was thought to be a contributing  factor to the heart attack that caused his death.

 

I'm not sure that Elizabeth was the mother of Guy II and Judith....(EAG)  In a letter to my father, Charles Elliott Gill, dated 19 Jan. 1947, she stated:  (also see notes under Elizabeth)

 

"Guy's daughter, Judith, is at the University of Idaho taking post-graduate

work.  This is her second year there.  She plans to be there until the summer of 1948."

 

 

More About GUY HOLMAN:

Burial: Probably Rye, NY

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Wm. Patton Holman & Mary D. Kanada

 

Notes for ELIZABETH ??????:

 

 

 

In a letter written January 19, 1947 to Charles Elliott GILL, Elizabeth states:

 

 

Dear Uncle Charlie,

 

       You must have wondered why you had no reply to the letter you wrote Guy last spring.

 

       I had hoped to answer the letter before this but I have had so much on my mind that I have failed to write to many of the relatives.

 

       We often spoke of the fine time we had in Missouri and how much you did to entertain us.  We hoped to get back there for a longer visit soon after the war was over.

 

       Guy's daughter, Judith, is at the University of Idaho taking post graduate work.  This is her second year there.  She plans to be there until the summer of 1948.

 

       Guy had been terribly over-worked ever since the war started.  He was an authority on Phillipine and Chinese matters and was over-burdened with the problems.

 

       His heart had been in bad shape for several years and he could not stand the extra strain and tension of the war years.  He passed away last April after a severe heart attack.  I cannot tell you how I miss him.

 

       Guy, Jr. is married and lives in San Francisco.  He has a baby boy, named Guy, who will be two years old the first day of March.

 

       I hope that you are well and that the NewYear will be a happy one for you.

 

       Guy was very much interested in your travels through the West.  He always enjoyed your letters very much.

 

       I hope that you will drop me a line sometimes.  I am saving all the notes which Guy had collected about the family.

 

       Your affectionate neice,

       Elizabeth

       P.O. Box 327,

       Rye, NY

 

                  ii.    MONROE "ROWE" HOLMAN, b. Abt. 1889, Dent Co., near Antioch, MO; m. BALDWEN DAVIES, December 06, 1916; b. of Welsh descent.

 

Notes for MONROE "ROWE" HOLMAN:

Rowe graduated from the U. of Idaho with an A.B. degree, but returned later

and completed a course in Civil Engineering.  At the time of his father's

death in 1940, he was an engineer and surveyor with the state division of high

ways in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

More About MONROE "ROWE" HOLMAN:

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Wm. Patton Holman & Mary D. Kanada

 

More About MONROE HOLMAN and BALDWEN DAVIES:

Marriage: December 06, 1916

 

                 iii.    JESSIE HOLMAN, b. Abt. 1891, So. Dak.; d. Abt. 1925, Probably in Montana; m. UNKNOWN, 2 Children-boys.

 

Notes for JESSIE HOLMAN:

Oct. 31, 1916 Jessie had an appendectomy at Miles City.  She was engaged to a

farmer boy according to a letter written by her mother to C.E. Gill.

 

 

More About JESSIE HOLMAN:

Occupation: 1919, was teaching in Montana

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Wm. Patton Holman & Mary D. Kanada

 

More About UNKNOWN and JESSIE HOLMAN:

Marriage: 2 Children-boys

 

                 iv.    HAZEL HOLMAN, b. Abt. 1893, Probably near Enid Okla; m. UNKNOWN.

 

More About HAZEL HOLMAN:

Burial: In 1940 resided in L.A.

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Wm. Patton Holman & Mary D. Kanada

 

                  v.    ZULA HOLMAN, b. Abt. 1895, Probably near Enid, OK; m. UNKNOWN.

 

More About ZULA HOLMAN:

Burial: In 1940 resided in L.A.

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Wm. Patton Holman & Mary K. Kanada

 

                 vi.    HELEN HOLMAN, b. Abt. 1897, Probably Belt, Mont.; m. UNKNOWN.

 

More About HELEN HOLMAN:

Burial: In 1940 resided in L.A.

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Wm. Patton Holman & Mary D. Kanada

 

 

13.  ADDISON WATTS6 SHERRELL (MARY MATILDA5 GILL, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 24, 1877 in Turtle, Dent Co., MO, and died January 14, 1957 in Hospital Vancouver, Wash..  He married OLIVE VICTORIA MAXWELL 1907 in PROBABLY DENT CO., MO, daughter of ALBERT MAXWELL and MARY DAVIS.  She was born July 1886 in HOWESMILL, DENT CO., MO, and died November 27, 1963 in Vancouver, Wash., of Cancer.

 

Notes for ADDISON WATTS SHERRELL:

From C.E. GILL'S diary:  Feb. 2, 1901, WATTS and LEM SHERRELL stayed all night

at the GILL home.  Oct. 30, 1897 Watts came in from Osage county where he had

been working for the past 3 months.

Olive Victoria Sherrell was a sister of J.J. "Jake" Maxwell and a niece of

Diana Viola Maxwell (Mrs. Joseph Addison Gill) and Emma Maxwell (Mrs. George

Beloit).

 

 

More About ADDISON WATTS SHERRELL:

Burial: Camas, Wash.

Event: December 24, 1906, Gill diary---Watts anmd I went to town in his buggy

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Silas W. SHERRELL-Mary M. GILL

Src: Olive Maxwell Sherrell

 

Notes for OLIVE VICTORIA MAXWELL:

Olive Victoria Sherrell was a sister of J.J. "Jake" Maxwell and a niece of

Diana Viola Maxwell (Mrs. Joseph Addison Gill) and Emma Maxwell (Mrs. George

Beloit).

 

 

More About OLIVE VICTORIA MAXWELL:

Burial: Camas, Wash

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Albert MAXWELL-Mary DAVIS

Relative: sister Jake Maxwell

 

More About ADDISON SHERRELL and OLIVE MAXWELL:

Marriage: 1907, PROBABLY DENT CO., MO

       

Children of ADDISON SHERRELL and OLIVE MAXWELL are:

                   i.    CLEO GLADYS7 SHERRELL, b. January 17, 1911; d. November 09, 1935, Vancouver, Wash., Brain Tumor.

 

More About CLEO GLADYS SHERRELL:

Burial: Camas, Wash.

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Addison W. SHERRELL-Olive MAXWELL

 

                  ii.    CARL EMERSON SHERRELL, b. April 15, 1914; m. LOIS CARPENTER, October 01, 1939; b. December 28, 1918.

 

More About CARL EMERSON SHERRELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Addison W. SHERRELL-Olive MAXWELL

 

More About CARL SHERRELL and LOIS CARPENTER:

Marriage: October 01, 1939

 

                 iii.    SYLVAN WATTS SHERRELL, b. April 29, 1916; m. LUCILLE CARPENTER, December 25, 1938; b. December 27, 1914.

 

More About SYLVAN WATTS SHERRELL:

Comment: November 19, 2003, Still living at the time of Maxwell's death.

Occupation: 1945, Preacher at a church near Vancouver, WA

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Addison E. SHERRELL-Olive MAXWELL

Src: Olive Maxwell Sherrell

 

More About SYLVAN SHERRELL and LUCILLE CARPENTER:

Marriage: December 25, 1938

 

                 iv.    MAXWELL ALVIN SHERRELL, b. January 11, 1923, Lewiston, Idaho; d. October 27, 2003, At home of an apparent heart attack.; m. HELEN FAYE BAGLEY, December 26, 1955; b. January 25, 1922, Unity, Saskatchaw, Canada.

 

Notes for MAXWELL ALVIN SHERRELL:

In 1945 Max was serving in the Armed Forces in New Guiana. He finished his

schooling June 1, 1952.  Max evidently visited Dent Co., in 1950 because he

wrote his father about the fine time he had there. In 1955, Max was teaching

in Sutherlin, OR.  His Wife to be was then teaching in Seattle, Wash.

 

From: MANDHSHERRELL@aol.com

To: elsght@hotmail.com

Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:52 PM

Subject: This in regard to Max Sherrell

 

 

Dear Harriet,

       I am Helen Sherrell, Max Sherrell's wife.  We had several good visits with you and it was good to meet you .  I hope that you are doing well.  With so many out of work these days we keep hoping to see the economy turn around and life be easier.

       I'm writing to tell you that Max passed away very suddenly on October 27,2003.  We had had a good day together with my sister.  We went to church in the morning and in the afternoon we went for a drive , had dinner out, took my sister home, watched some television and went to bed.  Sometime in the night I heard some strange sounds coming from Max.  I checked on him, got no response. I called 911  They came  and tried to get a response from but that didn't happen.  Such a shock!  It is so unreal and we are trying to pull together the loose ends and figure what the next part of life will be like.  We would have been married 48 years on the day after Christmas.  I loved him very much.

       Max had a heart attack in May, 1980.  He had a triple bypass in 1986 and another by pass in l994.  Heart disease is a great killer.  We miss him very much.

 

Max was born on January 11, 1923, served in the South Pacific during WWII.

He graduated from Linfield College after his years in the service.  He was a teacher  and is survived by me and our two boys and two girls and three grandchildren.  His older brother Sylvan is 87 years old and is in assisted living quarters in Vancouver, Washington.

Please pass on this information to some of the other relatives.  My very best wishes to you and hope that you are doing well. 

                                                       Helen Sherrell

 

From: MANDHSHERRELL@aol.com

To: elsght@hotmail.com

Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:52 PM

Subject: This in regard to Max Sherrell

 

 

Dear Harriet,

       I am Helen Sherrell, Max Sherrell's wife.  We had several good visits with you and it was good to meet you .  I hope that you are doing well.  With so many out of work these days we keep hoping to see the economy turn around and life be easier.

       I'm writing to tell you that Max passed away very suddenly on October 27,2003.  We had had a good day together with my sister.  We went to church in the morning and in the afternoon we went for a drive , had dinner out, took my sister home, watched some television and went to bed.  Sometime in the night I heard some strange sounds coming from Max.  I checked on him, got no response. I called 911  They came  and tried to get a response from but that didn't happen.  Such a shock!  It is so unreal and we are trying to pull together the loose ends and figure what the next part of life will be like.  We would have been married 48 years on the day after Christmas.  I loved him very much.

       Max had a heart attack in May, 1980.  He had a triple bypass in 1986 and another by pass in l994.  Heart disease is a great killer.  We miss him very much.

 

Max was born on January 11, 1923, served in the South Pacific during WWII.

He graduated from Linfield College after his years in the service.  He was a teacher  and is survived by me and our two boys and two girls and three grandchildren.  His older brother Sylvan is 87 years old and is in assisted living quarters in Vancouver, Washington.

Please pass on this information to some of the other relatives.  My very best wishes to you and hope that you are doing well. 

                                                       Helen Sherrell

 

More About MAXWELL ALVIN SHERRELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Addison W. SHERRELL-Olive MAXWELL

Resided: 2001, Gresham, OR

Src: Olive Maxwell Sherrell

 

More About MAXWELL SHERRELL and HELEN BAGLEY:

Marriage: December 26, 1955

 

 

14.  DORA ELIZABETH6 SHERRELL (MARY MATILDA5 GILL, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 22, 1881 in Turtle, Dent Co., MO, and died August 12, 1956 in Great Falls, Mont. Heart Attack.  She married (1) JASPER MURRAY.  He was born in Demt Co., MO, and died in Great Falls, Montana.  She married (2) WILLIAM FRANKLIN SHIRLEY March 22, 1899 in Dent Co., MO, son of ALEXANDER SHIRLEY and SARAH WELLS.  He was born June 09, 1876 in Salem, Dent Co., MO, and died January 09, 1962 in Marysville,Yuba Co., CA.

 

Notes for DORA ELIZABETH SHERRELL:

Delbert reported his mother lived in Great Falls, Mont., until she married

Jasper Murray, at which time she moved to his ranch at Shoteau, Mont. Here,

they lived for 3 years before moving back to Great Falls where they lived

untill they died.

 

 

More About DORA ELIZABETH SHERRELL:

Burial: Great Falls, Mont

Event: December 23, 1906, FM C.E. Gill's diary---Watts and Dora came this evening.

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Silas W. SHERRELL-Mary M. GILL

 

Notes for JASPER MURRAY:

Jasper Murray was a brother oF "Bill" Murray, father of Hershall Murray of

Dent Co., MO. He was therefore a great-uncle of Kenneth Murray of Salem, MO

 

 

More About JASPER MURRAY:

Burial: Great Falls, Mont

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANKLIN SHIRLEY:

Frank & Dora lived in Dent Co., MO until 1902 or 3 when they went west to make their home in Belt, Mont.  Delbert Shirley reported his father to be a prosperous farmer & rancher residing near Belt until 1924 when he & Dora divorced. He then went to Florida for a few years before returning to Mont. Dissatisfied he went to California to make his home at Marysville where he died at the age of 85 years.

 

NOTES from "BELT VALLEY TIMES". Special Harvest Edition, 1915:

 

Early History and Development of the Belt Valley, by R. H. BEMIS

 

Frank SHIRLEY

 

Few farmers of this section have equaled Mr. SHIRLEY in rapid achievement of success.  Arriving in Montana some fifteen or sixteen years ago, without capital other than good health energy and a willingness to work, Mr. SHIRLEY is now classed as one of our foremost farmers, owning a ranch of some 1200 acres, the largest portion of which is now under cultivation.  Several hundred acres of grain  was raised the present season, the exact yield of which is not available at this writing, but as the Shirley ranch is noted for large yields, it may be presumed that the average is wellup with the other farms of the valley.

 

A large amount of livestock is cared for on the ranch, also, some 200 head of cattle headed by thoroughbred bulls of Hereford strain, and 20 to 30 head of horses used in the work of the farm.

 

Mr. SHIRLEY is married and has a family of boys, and a home in Belt is also owned by him to facilitate their education.

 

A most active man, Mr. SHIRLEY takes an interest in public affairs so far as they  interest the farmers, and is prominent in all movements forward advancing the cause of agriculture.  He is president of the Farmes' Elevator Company of Belt and assumes an active part in its management.  Energetic and agressive, he is a splendid example of the type of men that make up the backbone of our nation.

 

Following retyped from typed carbon copy.  No date given, but probably around 1924    / A. Kay Shirley, grand daughter

 

                                        BELT    RANCH    FOR    SALE

 

Well-improved livestock and grain ranch, of 1300 acres.   700 acres in cultivation,  300 acres can be cultivated;  balance in pasture.  Abundant springs and running water.  Land--black loam, adapted for winter wheat, spring wheat, barley, rye, oats, timothy and alfalfa hay, also potatoes.

 

Granary room for about 10,000 bu. of grain. place is fenced and cross-fenced into six different fields with 3 and 4 wire fence.  Hog and bull pasture of 30 acres fenced with woven wire.

 

Two-story ten room modern bungalow, 34 x 40, Hot and cold water, cold spring water in basement, hardwood floors, electric lights.

 

Large barn, 60 x 60, holds 100 ton of hay and 60 head of stock.  Stock scales, stock corrals, dipping vats.  Chicken house, blacksmith shop, and bunkhouse.

 

Located 20 miles south of Great Falls, Montana, 6 miles from Belt on the Great Northern Railroad.  6 miles from grain elevator.

 

In rain belt where crops never fail.

 

PRICE:   $65,000.00       $25,000.00 cash, balance terms to suit buyer

(price is crossed out and changed to $50,000  and 27.000 cash)

 

W. F. SHIRLEY

Sanford, Florida

Route W Box 170/F

 

Hand written note at bottom of page:

To Illnoy man  $51, 680  and underneath that is : 

 $65,000----------------------

 

Letter from Delbertr Shirley to Ed Gill states Dora and Frank Shirley

divorced in 1924.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About WILLIAM FRANKLIN SHIRLEY:

Burial: Marysville, CA

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Alex SHIRLEY-Sarah Jane WELLS

Src: Delbert Shirley

 

More About WILLIAM SHIRLEY and DORA SHERRELL:

Marriage: March 22, 1899, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of DORA SHERRELL and WILLIAM SHIRLEY are:

                   i.    DELBERT7 SHIRLEY, b. September 18, 1899, DENT CO., MO; d. November 29, 1962, Heart attack while working cattle in corral with son Bill,l  Stockett, Mont.; m. ANNE SARZAN?; d. November 09, 1957, Cancer.

 

Notes for DELBERT SHIRLEY:

Letter from Delbert to E.A. Gill:

                          Stockett, Momt.,

                          Jan. 25, 1962

 

Dear Mr. Gill:-

 I will try to give you all the information I can.

 My father was a prosperous farmer and rancher in the Belt vicinity until

about 1924---he sold out and he and my mother parted.  He went to Florida for

a few years then came back to Mont.  For a while he went to California and

took up residence there until he died recently 9th Jan.  Was buried in

Marysville, CA.  Was eighty five years old.

 I'm also a farmer and rancher here in Stockett. I'm a bachelor-lost my wife

in 1957- she died of cancer at the age of 56.  I never remarried.  I farm over

1400 acres and run seventy head of Angus cattle.

 I have two children-a son bill who is in Sacrimento, CA.  He is twenty years

old.  My daughter is working in San Francisco.  She is 22.

 I also have an infant son dead.  My life is kinda lonely but I'm always busy.

  If there is anything more you wish to know let me know.  I'm pretty busy

just didn't have time to answer your questions.

  Oh yes I was born 19 Sept 1899-my brother Addison was born Aug 4, 1905. We

have an infant sister dead.

 My mother lived in Great Falls until she married Jasper Murray then lived at

the Murray ranch at Shoteau for about three years then he sold out.  They

moved to Great Falls and lived there until they died.

 Oh yes my father has just died since I have started this letter. He died Jan.

9th 1962.

 If you are ever in Mont. look me up.

                  Very truly yours;

         (signed) Delbert Shirley

 

 

More About DELBERT SHIRLEY:

Occupation: Farmer and Rancher

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Frank SHIRLEY-Dora E. SHERRELL

 

                  ii.    MABEL DEAN SHIRLEY, b. Abt. 1900; d. Died young.

 

More About MABEL DEAN SHIRLEY:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Frank SHIRLEY-Dora E. SHERRELL

 

                 iii.    ADDISON LEMUEL SHIRLEY, b. August 04, 1905, Belt, Mont.; d. June 16, 1969, Seattle, WA; m. (1) FRANCES STRAUSS, Bef. 1932, Divorced before 1932; m. (2) MARGARET MILDA CONNELL, May 11, 1932, Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT; b. February 22, 1911, Lewiston, Montana; d. June 02, 1975, Bellevue, WA.

 

Notes for ADDISON LEMUEL SHIRLEY:

These notes were provided by Agnes Kay Shirley, his daughter.

 

Addison Lemuel SHIRLEY was born, August 4, 1905 in Belt, Montana, Cascade County.  His father was William Franklin Shirley and his mother was Dora E. SHERRELL.  He was the third child in order of birth.  His older brother was Delbert and his sister died at a very early age after eating choke cherries.

 

Addison was raised on a large ranch, some 1,200 acres in Belt, Montana.  His father raised grain and had 200 head of cattle and 20-30 horses that were used to work the farm.

 

After his mother and father were divorced, Addison and Delbert continued their schooling in Belt and were allowed to "batch" in a house in town, owned by their father.

 

When Addison was 14 years old he had an appendicitis attack and the records from Montana Deaconess Hospital show he was admitted there Sept. 19, 1919.  Addison likewd to tell the story of having had his appendix taken out and after surgery, finding his clothes and sneaking out of the hospital without bering caught.

 

As a teenager, Addison worked for his father and later had his own automobile dealership, (Auburn Cars) until the depression hit in 1929.  He then went back to working on various ranches in the area.

 

Addison met Margaret CONNELL at a dance in Sheridan, Montana and they were later married May 11, 1932 in Butte, Montana.  They moved to Washington State that same summer driving in a Model T Ford.  They had $50.  They laughed at  living in the University District for about a week before they found out they were not in Seattle.

 

It was still during the depression and Addison found his first job in Redmond, WA hoeing cfornfields for $1.00 a week.  This large farm was where the Turkey House Resturant now stands.  They rented several houses in Kirkland until they had enough money saved to buy their own home on Slater Avenue.  Addison paid $500.00 cash for the house.  Having lived through the depression he always paid cash and never borrowed from a bank.

 

Addison went to Edison Vocational School and learned welding and the theory of metals.  During World War II he was employed in the Naval Shipyard as a welding inspector and later worked for Markey Machine Shop in Seattle.,

 

After the war, he worked for Griffiths and Sprague Stevadoring Co. in Seattle, until it suddenly went bankrupt in the 1950's.  He had just been offered a job by Matson's Navigation the week before so he immediately accepted the position of Superintendent of Equipment anmd Maintenance where he remained until his death in 1969.

 

Addison had developed emphysema over the years from cigarette smoking.  In his last few years he had a great deal of difficulty breathing and needed to rest several times with in a block.  In May 1969, he was preparing to leave to drive to California when started having some abdominal pain.  We talked him into seeing a doctor before taking the trip and a few hours later he was in the Coronary Care Unit at Doctor's Hospital.  He was discharged home in 10 days after recovering from a heart attack but seemed to deteriorate rapidly and was readmitted a few days later with Pneumonia.. He did not recover.  He was 63 years old when he died.

 

Addison was called "Al" by all his friends.  They also called him a "Jack of All Trades"  bedause if he decided he was going to make something or repair something he did it.  His favorite hobby was remodeling.  He remodeled a funny looking boat into a slick looking outboard speedboat.  He even made the seat cushions by learning to sew on a neifhbors push pedal sewing machine.  He spent most of his life remodeling his houses.  First the house in Kirkland and later the one in Ballard at 3040 N.W. 66th St.  He wasw proudest of the rounded fireplace with the fish tank built into it.  He learned to build fireplaces by prowling around on weekends in the houses that were being built on 15th N.W. and 170-175th.

 

Little things about Addison:

 

                         Favotiye dog:             Boston Terrier

                Favorite songs:          Beer Barrel Polka,   Mocking Bird Hill,

                                                            The 12th Stree Rag.

                          Favorite foods:          Bacon, hash-brown potatoes, lemon pie  

                          Favorite flowers:        Dahlias, gladolias, and a red climbing

                                                             rose by the name of Blaze

 

Addison and Margaret had two childre.  Ther first born was a son, Gary Francis and a daughter four years later, Agnes Kay.  They had five grandchildren:  Wendy Nilsen, Charles Shirley, Margaret Shirley, Jennifer Shirley and Mary Shirley.

 

 

In a certificate of "Delayed Birth Registration,"  dated Jan. 14, 1942:

STATE OF MONTANA, COUNTY OF CASCADE:

1.  MRS. DORA E. SHIRLEY, Grand Hotel, Great Falls, Montana, personally appeared before me  a Notary Public, and states that she is the mother of Addison Lemuel Shirley, born August 4th, 1905; and that all statements herein made relative to his birth are true and correct of her own knowledge.

2.  STATEMENT from trhe Montana Deaconess Hospital, Great Falls, Montana, signs Jan. 13, 1942, by Milo F. Dean, Administrator:  Addison Shirley, entered the Montana Deaconess Hospital, Sept 18, 1919; age given as 14 years; birthplace Montana; father, W.F. Shirley."

3.  FAMILY BIBLE RECORD--written in ink, by Mrs. Dora Shirley, and hyas every appearance of being an old record:  "Addison Lemuel Shirley, born Aug. 4th, 1905---3rd child in order of birth."

 

I, Walter  VALACICE, a Notary Public, have examined THREE documents of different or which have abstraqcted hereon, and to the best of my knowledge and belief the evidence submitted above is true,

Subscribed and sworn to by me this 14 day of January 1942, signed Walter Valacice.  Under his seal.

 

More About ADDISON LEMUEL SHIRLEY:

Occupation: 1961-Dock Worker

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Frank SHIRLEY-Dora E. SHERRELL

Residence: 1962 resided 3040 W. 66 St. Seattle, WA

 

More About FRANCES STRAUSS:

Moved: Texas after divorce

 

More About ADDISON SHIRLEY and FRANCES STRAUSS:

Marriage: Bef. 1932, Divorced before 1932

 

More About ADDISON SHIRLEY and MARGARET CONNELL:

Marriage: May 11, 1932, Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT

 

 

15.  LEMUEL DYSART6 SHERRELL (MARY MATILDA5 GILL, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born August 30, 1882 in Turtle, Dent Co., MO, and died January 17, 1983 in AGE 100; Vancouver, Wash. "Chain Smoker".  He married (1) NORA BELL SULLIVAN March 19, 1903 in Dent Co., MO---Divorced 1943.  Although.  She was born April 03, 1881 in Salem, Dent Co., MO, and died April 27, 1961 in Bremerton, Wash..  He married (2) OLIVE DENSMORE, (MRS.MISNER) April 17, 1948 in Vancouver Wash..  She was born August 31, 1905.

 

Notes for LEMUEL DYSART SHERRELL:

Lem attended school at Turtle, MO.  Lem left Missouri in 1903, immediately

after marriage to take a job in Calif.  Nora followed a month later and they

lived in CA for 4 years.  After a return trip to MO, they settled in Montana

near Great Falls. A year or two later they moved to Saco, Mont. They lived

here for a year or two before moving to Lewiston, Idaho where they operated a

farm for many years.  In 1929, the Sherrell family moved from Lewiston to

Vancouver, Wash., where Lem resided until his death.

 

 

More About LEMUEL DYSART SHERRELL:

Burial: Camas, Wash.

Occupation: Farmer-Rancher

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Silas W. SHERRELL-Mary M. GILL

 

Notes for NORA BELL SULLIVAN:

Nora Bell Sullivan is a sister of Mrs. Cleve Lewis of Dent Co., Mo.  Her

mother was a sister of Fate and Molly Smith of Smith & Redwine Store in Saken

Nora attended school at Gladden, MO. (News item) Nora visited relatives in

Dent Co., in the 1930's. In Jan. 1976, E.A. Gill visited Lem Sherrell and his

second wife in Vancouver, Wash. He was convinced that smoking would never kill

you because Lem was a chain-smoker and lived to be over a 100.

 

 

More About NORA BELL SULLIVAN:

Burial: Camas, Wash.

Parents (Facts Pg): d/James SULLIVAN-Millie J. SMITH

 

More About LEMUEL SHERRELL and NORA SULLIVAN:

Divorce: 1943

Marriage: March 19, 1903, Dent Co., MO---Divorced 1943.  Although

 

More About OLIVE DENSMORE, (MRS.MISNER):

Burial: Vancouver, WA

 

More About LEMUEL SHERRELL and OLIVE DENSMORE:

Marriage: April 17, 1948, Vancouver Wash.

       

Children of LEMUEL SHERRELL and NORA SULLIVAN are:

                   i.    LLOYD EARL7 SHERRELL, b. March 07, 1904, Whittier CA; d. January 1973, Vancouver, WA; m. EILEEN COWDY, 1932.

 

More About LLOYD EARL SHERRELL:

Burial: Camas, WA

 

More About LLOYD SHERRELL and EILEEN COWDY:

Marriage: 1932

 

                  ii.    GOLDIE PEARL SHERRELL, b. August 30, 1906, Whittier, CA; m. KENNETH KESTER SARGENT, September 12, 1934.

 

Notes for GOLDIE PEARL SHERRELL:

Goldie and her family had the good fortune to spend a year in Spain while her

husband was employed there. They also spent two years in Niagara Falls, NY

(1959-1961) while Ken was employed there.

 

 

More About GOLDIE PEARL SHERRELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lem D. SHERRELL-Nora B. SULLIVAN

 

More About KENNETH KESTER SARGENT:

Burial: 1975 resided 9315 72nd Ave. NE Vancouver

 

More About KENNETH SARGENT and GOLDIE SHERRELL:

Marriage: September 12, 1934

 

                 iii.    OPAL DEAN SHERRELL, b. July 12, 1909, Great Falls, Mont.; m. MERLE VIBON DAVIS, December 24, 1934.

 

More About OPAL DEAN SHERRELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lem D. SHERRELL-Nora B. SULLIVAN

 

More About MERLE DAVIS and OPAL SHERRELL:

Marriage: December 24, 1934

 

                 iv.    LESTER LEMUEL SHERRELL, b. October 07, 1912, Saco, Mont.; m. ETHEL COWAN.

 

More About LESTER LEMUEL SHERRELL:

Burial: resided 1961, Niagara Falls, NY

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Lem D. SHERRELL-Nora Bell SULLIVAN

 

                  v.    LAWRENCE HOWARD SHERRELL, b. June 02, 1914, Lewiston, Idaho; d. December 06, 1966; m. (1) GWEN COWDY; m. (2) EDNA BUTTERFIELD.

 

More About LAWRENCE HOWARD SHERRELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Lem D. SHERRELL-Nora Bell SULLIVAN

 

                 vi.    RUBY FERN SHERRELL, b. August 08, 1917, Lewiston, Idaho; m. MERLIN I. "TIM" KOHLER, April 05, 1942; b. July 03, 1918; d. April 1981.

 

More About RUBY FERN SHERRELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lem D. SHERRELL-Nora B. SULLIVAN

 

More About MERLIN I. "TIM" KOHLER:

Burial: resided 1961

 

More About MERLIN KOHLER and RUBY SHERRELL:

Marriage: April 05, 1942

 

 

16.  JOSEPH RUBEN6 GILL (JOHN HARRISON REESE5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born June 27, 1878 in Salem, Dent Co., MO, and died April 09, 1956 in Ferguson, MO.  He married MINNIE LEE CLUCK April 15, 1904 in Washington Co., AK.  She was born October 06, 1883 in Combs, Arkansas, and died November 17, 1966 in Webster Groves, MO.

 

Notes for JOSEPH RUBEN GILL:

Ruben loved the outdoors and worked for the federal government during WWI

selecting wood for rifle stocks.  He continued in the role of timber inspector

 after the war and in this capacity had occassion to visit Salem relatives

frequently.   (I, EAG. had the pleasure of meeting Joe on one of his visits

to Dent Co., MOwhen I was  just a kid. )

 

 

More About JOSEPH RUBEN GILL:

Burial: Vahalia Chapel of Memories--St. Louis

Occupation: Timber Inspector

Parents (Facts Pg): Son John H. Gill & Mary Sparks

 

More About MINNIE LEE CLUCK:

Burial: Kirkwood, MO

Grandparents: Gd/Rev. Daniel Cluck-Jane Cole

 

More About JOSEPH GILL and MINNIE CLUCK:

Marriage: April 15, 1904, Washington Co., AK

       

Children of JOSEPH GILL and MINNIE CLUCK are:

                   i.    GLADYS INEZ7 GILL, b. April 08, 1905, AR; d. July 03, 1907, AR.

                  ii.    JAMES HARRISON GILL, b. May 02, 1907, AR; d. AR.

 

More About JAMES HARRISON GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Joseph Rubin Gill-Minnie Lee Cruck

 

                 iii.    ROLLAND EUGENE GILL, b. August 10, 1908, Combs, AR; d. September 20, 1972, Port Charlotte FL; m. LYDIAH ELAINE BAUGHERS; d. 1994, Port Charlotte, Fla.

 

More About ROLLAND EUGENE GILL:

Burial: Valhalla Chapel of Memories, St. Louis

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Joseph Rubin GILL-Minnie Lee CLUCK

 

                 iv.    JACK LANGFORD GILL, b. April 21, 1911, Combs, AK; m. (1) MILDRED ADAMS, December 27, 1930; m. (2) MARY ELLEN TANDBERG, March 30, 1940; b. May 21, 1914, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

More About JACK LANGFORD GILL:

Moved: 2001, Raymore, MO,  near Raytown, MO

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Joseph Rubin GILL-Minnie Lee CLUCK

 

More About JACK GILL and MILDRED ADAMS:

Marriage: December 27, 1930

 

More About MARY ELLEN TANDBERG:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Hans Tandberg-Edith Eriksen

 

More About JACK GILL and MARY TANDBERG:

Marriage: March 30, 1940

 

                  v.    GRACE MARIE GILL, b. March 02, 1920, Mena, AR; m. MARK RENNORD; b. August 07, 1923, Seattle, WA.

 

More About GRACE MARIE GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Joseph Rubin Gill-Minnie Lee Cluck

 

 

17.  JOHN REES(E)6 GILL (JOHN HARRISON REESE5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born August 09, 1881, and died January 14, 1953 in @ 5:25 AM @ home Springdale, Ark..  He married DELLA E. AHART January 28, 1903.  She was born February 04, 1886 in Linn Creek, MO, and died July 11, 1971 in Fayetteville, AR.

 

More About JOHN REES(E) GILL:

Burial: Springdale, AR

Parents (Facts Pg): Son John H. Gill & Mary Sparks

 

More About DELLA E. AHART:

Burial: Springdale, AR

 

More About JOHN GILL and DELLA AHART:

Marriage: January 28, 1903

       

Children of JOHN GILL and DELLA AHART are:

                   i.    SYBIL7 GILL, b. August 25, 1904, Pettigrew. AR; d. November 26, 1970, Whittier, CA.

 

More About SYBIL GILL:

Burial: Whittier, CA

Parents (Facts Pg): d/John Reese GILL-Della E. AHART

 

                  ii.    JOHN BURNHAM GILL, b. March 18, 1906, Pettigrew, AR; d. January 26, 1960, Springdale, AR.

 

More About JOHN BURNHAM GILL:

Burial: Springdale, AR

Parents (Facts Pg): s/John Reese GILL-Della A. AHART

 

                 iii.    JESSIE DOROTHY GILL, b. October 19, 1908, Pettigrew, AR.

 

More About JESSIE DOROTHY GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/John Reese GILL-Della E. AHART

 

                 iv.    SAMUEL EDWARD GILL, b. September 21, 1916, Combs, AR; d. November 01, 1984, Springdale, AR.

 

More About SAMUEL EDWARD GILL:

Burial: Springdale, AR

Parents (Facts Pg): s/John Reese GILL-Della E. AHART

 

 

18.  GRACE FLORENCE6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born October 14, 1885 in At home, Nigger Holler, Dent Co., MO, and died June 27, 1929.  She married J. FRANK BROOKS April 16, 1911.  He died 1943 in Leadwood, MO.

 

More About GRACE FLORENCE GILL:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. William M. Gill & Lillie V. Gill

 

More About J. FRANK BROOKS:

Burial: Leadwood, MO

Occupation: Farmer-Timberman

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Joseph Brooks & Elizabeth Brakefield

 

More About J. BROOKS and GRACE GILL:

Marriage: April 16, 1911

       

Child of GRACE GILL and J. BROOKS is:

                   i.    TWINS7 BROOKS, b. Died infancy.

 

 

19.  MARTHA MYRTLE "MATTIE"6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born July 24, 1888 in Boss, Dent Co., MO, and died December 24, 1964 in Bonne Terre, MO  of Diabetes.  She married WILLIAM HARRISON BAY April 13, 1913 in Double ceremony with Lawrence Parker &.  He was born November 14, 1888 in Boss, Dent Co. MO, and died May 13, 1954 in Shirley, Washington Co., MO.

 

Notes for MARTHA MYRTLE "MATTIE" GILL:

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Myrtle Bay were conducted at two p.m.

Sunday , Dec 27, at the Union Church of Boss with the Rev. John Lewis officiat

ing, assisted by the Rev. Sol Gibson.  Interment was in the church cemetery

with Donald Sparks Funeral Home of Potosi in charge.

     Mattie Myrtle Bay, daughtrer of the late William and Lilly key Gill,

was born July 24, 1889 in Dent County, MO.  She died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1964,

 

at the Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of 76.

     She was married to William Harrison Bay April 27, 1913, at Boss, (in a

double ceremony with her sister Nellie Susan Gill and Lawrence Parker)

and two sons and two daughters were born.

     Surviving are her children, Verla (Mrs. Harold) Mobley, of Knob Lick;

Lowell of Potosi; Edward of St. Louis; and Betty (Mrs. Ray) Hogan of Flat

River; 12 grandchildren; one great-grand child; one brother, Billy Gill of

Boss; four sisters, Mrs Nellie Parker of Bunker, Mrs Nettie Bay of Howes Mill,

Mrs Bertha Hedrick of Boss, and Eunice Gill of St. Louis; one sister-in-law,

Mrs. Effie Hutchings of Boss, a brother-in-law, Oscar Bay of Boss and a host of other relatives and friends.

     Mrs. Bay was preceded in death by her husband on May 13, 1954, one son, Vernon, and a daughter Frieda who died in infancy.

     She professed faith in Christ in Feb. 1920 and united with the Assembly

of God Church.

 

 

More About MARTHA MYRTLE "MATTIE" GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

More About WILLIAM HARRISON BAY:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Farmer-Miner

 

More About WILLIAM BAY and MARTHA GILL:

Marriage: April 13, 1913, Double ceremony with Lawrence Parker &

       

Children of MARTHA GILL and WILLIAM BAY are:

                   i.    EDWARD7 BAY, m. GENEVA ??????.

 

More About EDWARD BAY:

Resided: 2003, Parrk Hills, MO

 

                  ii.    BETTY BAY, m. RAY HAGAMOND.

 

More About BETTY BAY:

Resided: 2003, Park Hills, MO

 

                 iii.    VERLA EMIL BAY, b. May 29, 1914, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. July 28, 2003, 89 years, 1 month and 29 days. at Park Hills, MO; m. HAROLD COLLINS MOBLEY, April 27, 1945, Paraqould, AK; b. November 23, 1911, Carmi, IL; d. January 06, 2001, at the age of 89 years.

 

Notes for VERLA EMIL BAY:

In 1964 Verla resided in Knob Lick, MO

 

 

More About VERLA EMIL BAY:

Burial: July 31, 2003, Boss Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Comment: Funeral Service was held Thursday, 11 a.m. at Caldwell Memorial Chapel at Park Hills.

Occupation: 1964-lived Knob Lick

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Wm. Harrison Bay & "Mattie" Gill

 

Notes for HAROLD COLLINS MOBLEY:

OBITUARY

 

Funeral service for Harold C. MOBLEY, Park Hills, was Jan. 8, at Caldwell Memorial Chapel in Park Hills with Rev. Roger Hogan and Rev. Bryce Wilson officiating.

 

Interment was at Boss Cemetery.

 

Mr. MOBLEY was born Nov. 23, 1911, at Garmi, IL.  He died Jan 6, 2001, at age 89 years.

 

Survivors include his wife, Verla Bay MOBLEY, Potosi; three brothers-in-law, Lowell BAY, Potosi, Edward BAY and Ray HOGAN, both of Park Hills;  two sisters-in-law, Betty Hogan, Park Hills, Roberta Mobley, Jonesboro, AR; several nieces and nephews.

 

More About HAROLD COLLINS MOBLEY:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Son James Uriah Mobley & Mabel Essie Lee

 

More About HAROLD MOBLEY and VERLA BAY:

Marriage: April 27, 1945, Paraqould, AK

 

                 iv.    FRIEDA BAY, b. July 24, 1916, Jasper, MO; d. June 1917, Webb City, MO.

 

More About FRIEDA BAY:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Wm. Harrison Bay & "Mattie" Gill

 

                  v.    VERNON DEMPSEY BAY, b. October 12, 1919, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. February 11, 1920, Boss, Dent Co., MO.

 

More About VERNON DEMPSEY BAY:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Wm. Harrison Bay & "Mattie" Gill

 

                 vi.    LOWELL ELDRED BAY, b. June 03, 1921, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. ALBERTA MARIAN WILLIAMSON, April 03, 1943, Howesmill, MO; b. July 07, 1921, Leadwood, MO.

 

More About LOWELL ELDRED BAY:

Parents (Facts Pg): Son Wm. Harrison Bay & "Mattie" Gill

 

More About ALBERTA MARIAN WILLIAMSON:

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. Claud Williamson & Eunice ---

 

More About LOWELL BAY and ALBERTA WILLIAMSON:

Marriage: April 03, 1943, Howesmill, MO

 

 

20.  JAMES ISAAC6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born February 14, 1891 in Boss, Dent Co., MO, and died May 06, 1939 in At home Flat River, MO Cancer of the face.  He married ROSIE MAUDE HOGAN March 12, 1910 in Dent Co., MO.  She was born January 02, 1898 in HOWESMILL, DENT CO., MO, and died April 14, 1975.

 

Notes for JAMES ISAAC GILL:

James Isaac Gill died at home in Flat River, MO OF cancer of the face, 5/6/39.

     James Isaac GILL was born February 14, 1891 in Debt County, MO, son of

William McKinley GILL and Lillie Victoria KEY.  He married Rosa Maude HOGAN,

March 12, 1910, in Dent County, MO.  She is the daughter of Pless HOGAN and

Laura CONAWAY and was born Jan. 2, 1889 at Howes Mill, MO, and died April 14,

1975.  She is buried in Boss Cemetery beside James Isaac GILL.  Jim and Rosa

 

GILL were the parents of one daughter, Velva Avis GILL, born July 24, 1912. She married Edmond CROUCH, October 1929, in Elvins, MO and died April 27, 1930.  She too is buried in Boss Cemetery.  Velva Had one son Bobby Jack CROUCH, born April 28, 1930

at Bonne Terre, MO.  Jack died as a young man leaving a wife Barbara, and two children.

     Edmond CROUCH and Jack CROUCH are buried in St. Francois County, MO.

     Rosa Hogan GILL remarried several times after the death of James Isaac GILL and live for many years in Elvins, MO

 

 

More About JAMES ISAAC GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Son William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

More About ROSIE MAUDE HOGAN:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): D/Wm. Ples Hogan & Laura Conaway

 

More About JAMES GILL and ROSIE HOGAN:

Marriage: March 12, 1910, Dent Co., MO

       

Child of JAMES GILL and ROSIE HOGAN is:

                   i.    VELVA AVIS7 GILL, b. July 24, 1912, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. April 27, 1930, probably Bonne Terre, MO childbirth; m. EDMOND A. CROUCH, August 1929, Elvins, MO; b. June 07, 1907; d. ST. FRANCOIS CO., MO.

 

Notes for VELVA AVIS GILL:

Velva was the great-grand daughter of Dr. Robert H. Conaway and Sarah Short

of Stone Hill, MO

 

 

More About VELVA AVIS GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): D/James Isaac Gill & Rosie Maud Hogan

 

More About EDMOND A. CROUCH:

Burial: ST. FRANCOIS CO., MO

 

More About EDMOND CROUCH and VELVA GILL:

Marriage: August 1929, Elvins, MO

 

 

21.  NETTIE ELLEN6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born December 22, 1892 in Boss, Dent Co., MO, and died March 15, 1977 in Hospital, Houston, Texas Co., MO.  She married HENRY CLARENCE BAY March 14, 1913 in Boss, Dent Co., MO.  He was born November 08, 1894 in Dent Co., MO, and died June 15, 1957 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

 

Notes for NETTIE ELLEN GILL:

Funeral services for Nettie Ellen Bay were conducted Friday, March 18,

1977 in the Boss Baptist Church with Rev. Virgil Parker and Rev. Noel Hutch-

ings officiating.  Mrs Delmar Blase was the soloist with Mrs. Glem Wilson at

the piano.  Interment was in the Boss Cemetery with all arrangements under

the direction of James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.

     Mrs. Bay, daughter of William Gill and Lillie Victoria Key, was born

 

Dec. 22, 1892 in the Stone Hill Community.  She died March 15, 1977 at

Houston, MO (of cancer) at the age of 84.

     On March 13, 1913, Nettie Gill was married to Henry C. Bay and to this

marriage five daughters were born.

     Mrs. Bay  made her profession of faith early in life and at the time of

her death was a member of the Boss Assembly of God Church.

     She was preceded in death by her husband in 1957; her parents; one

grandson; one great-grandson; three brothers, and four sisters.

     Surviving are her five daughters, Edna Marrs, Fern Weber and Wilma Roark

of St. Louis; and Mildred Harrison and Thelma Klotz of Licking; two sisters,

Nellie Parker, Salem, and Eunice Gill, Caledonia; 10 grand childre; 20 great

grand children and many other dear friends and relatives.

     She was a loving and devoted mother and sister, and will be missed by her

family and all who knew and loved her.

 

 

More About NETTIE ELLEN GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Housewife

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. William M. GILL-Lillie V. KEY

 

More About HENRY CLARENCE BAY:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Farmer-Miner

Parents (Facts Pg): S/Joseph M. Bay & Lucinda C. Blake

 

More About HENRY BAY and NETTIE GILL:

Marriage: March 14, 1913, Boss, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of NETTIE GILL and HENRY BAY are:

                   i.    EDNA OLIVE7 BAY, b. May 01, 1914, Dent Co., MO; d. December 07, 1983, ST. LOUIS, MO; m. CARVELL JESSE MARRS, November 21, 1931, ST. LOUIS, MO; b. August 26, 1908, Grove Center, KY; d. August 27, 1990, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

More About EDNA OLIVE BAY:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): D/Henry C. Bay & Nettie Ellen Gill

 

More About CARVELL JESSE MARRS:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

 

More About CARVELL MARRS and EDNA BAY:

Marriage: November 21, 1931, ST. LOUIS, MO

 

                  ii.    MILDRED GLADYS BAY, b. November 16, 1916, Webb City, MO; m. RAY EVERETT HARRISON, February 22, 1936, Miami, OK; b. July 11, 1911, Ruby, OK; d. Bef. 2000.

 

More About MILDRED GLADYS BAY:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Henry C. BAY-Nettie Ellen GILL

Residence: 2999, Licking, MO

 

More About RAY EVERETT HARRISON:

Parents (Facts Pg): S/John Baley Harrison & Viola ----

 

More About RAY HARRISON and MILDRED BAY:

Marriage: February 22, 1936, Miami, OK

 

                 iii.    THELMA DORIS BAY, b. May 15, 1921, Howesmill,  Dent Co., MO; d. October 11, 2000, Licking, Texas Co., MO ???; m. RUDY KLOTZ, St. Charles, MO; b. July 08, 1919, Bradford, White Co., Ark.; d. September 12, 2004, Licking, Texas Co., MO.

 

Notes for THELMA DORIS BAY:

Reside in Licking, MO where Rudy has an auto repair business.

 

OBITUARY.............

 

Funeral services for Thelma D. Klotz was Oct. 13 at James & Gahr Chapel with Bro. Noel Hutchins officiating.

 

Music was provided by Mark Mathes as organist.

 

Interment was in Boss Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers were Mory McKnight, Kirk Jones, Michael Kirn, Stephen Kirn, David Klotz and Daniel Klotz.

 

Mrs. Klotz was born May 15, 1921, in Howes Mill, to Henry  and Nettie (Gill) Bay.  She married Rudy Klotz.  They were the parents of three children.   Mrs. Klotz died Oct. 11, 2000, at the age of 79 years, four months and 28 days.

 

Surivors include her husband, Rudy Klotz, Licking; three children, Henrietta Jones and husband, Kenneth, Jerome;  Rudene (Dene) Kirn, St. Louis; Mike Klotz and wife Rhonda, Licking; three sisters, Mildred Harrison, Licking; Fern Weber and husband, Bill, St. Louis; Wilma Roark, St. Louis; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Preceding here in death were her parents; sister, Edna Marrs; great-grandson, Stuart Schumacher.

 

Mrs. Klotz attended First Baptist Church of Licking 

 

 

 

More About THELMA DORIS BAY:

Burial: October 13, 2000, Boss Cem., Dent Co., MO

Church Affillation: First Baptist Church, Licking, MO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Henry C. BAY-Nettie Ellen GILL

 

Notes for RUDY KLOTZ:

OBITUARY............

 

Funeral service for Rudy Klotz was September 14, 2004, at Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Max Courtney officiating.   Arrangements were under the direction of Fox Funeral Home in Licking.

 

Interment was in the Boss Cemetery with full military honors.

 

Pallbearers were Licking V.F.W.  Post # 6337 and American Legion Post # 559.

 

Mr. Klotz was born July 18, 1919 in White Co., AR to William and Clara Klotz.  He married Thelma Bay.   They were the parents of three children.   After Thelma's death in 2000, he3 married Fern Scarson.   Mr. Klotz dieed September 12, 2004.

 

Survivors include his ch9ildren, Henrietta Jones and husband, Kenneth, Jerome;  Dene Kirn, Florissant; Mike Klotz and wife, Rhonda, Licking;  eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives; one brother, Ed; one sister, Carrie.

 

Mr. Klotz was a membeber of the Freewill Baptist Church in Licking.   He served in the Army from May 1942 to July 1945 during WWII  in the Philippines and New Guinea....

 

From "The Salem New", Sept., 23, 2004.

 

More About RUDY KLOTZ:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Mechanic-self employed

Parents (Facts Pg): S/ William KLOTZ-Clara EMERT

 

More About RUDY KLOTZ and THELMA BAY:

Marriage: St. Charles, MO

 

                 iv.    FERN ALPHA BAY, b. August 07, 1924, Leadwood, MO; m. WILLIAM WEBER, September 27, 1941, ST. LOUIS, MO; b. April 11, 1918, Leasburg, Crawford Co., MO.

 

More About FERN ALPHA BAY:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Henry C. BAY-Nettie Ellen GILL

Residence: 2000, St. Louis, MO

 

More About WILLIAM WEBER and FERN BAY:

Marriage: September 27, 1941, ST. LOUIS, MO

 

                  v.    WILMA LUCILLE BAY, b. August 07, 1926, FLAT RIVER, MO; m. BURTON ALFERD ROARK, Corning, Ark; b. December 06, 1924, Ellsnore, MO; d. June 23, 1998, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

More About WILMA LUCILLE BAY:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Henry C. Bay & Nettie Ellen Gill

 

More About BURTON ALFERD ROARK:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): S/William Thomas Roark & Ora May ----

 

More About BURTON ROARK and WILMA BAY:

Marriage: Corning, Ark

 

 

22.  NELLIE SUSAN6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born April 15, 1895 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died March 18, 1983 in Salem, MO.  She married LAWRENCE MONROE PARKER April 27, 1913 in Double ceremony with Harrison & "Mattie", son of JESSE PARKER and VICTORIA MORRIS.  He was born July 10, 1892 in Boss, Dent Co., MO, and died May 11, 1923 in Desloge, MO.

 

More About NELLIE SUSAN GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/William M. GILL-Lillie V. KEY

 

More About LAWRENCE MONROE PARKER:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): S/J. Nighten Parker & Victoria I. Morris

 

More About LAWRENCE PARKER and NELLIE GILL:

Marriage: April 27, 1913, Double ceremony with Harrison & "Mattie"

       

Children of NELLIE GILL and LAWRENCE PARKER are:

                   i.    VIOLET PAULINE7 PARKER, b. August 15, 1914, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. June 16, 1999; m. (1) ARCH DENT; m. (2) WILLIAM LEE COOK, June 22, 1941, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; Bill 1st m. Grace; b. February 14, 1919, Salem, Dent Co., MO.

 

More About VIOLET PAULINE PARKER:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): D/Lawrence M. PARKER-Nellie Susan GILL

 

More About WILLIAM LEE COOK:

Parents (Facts Pg): S/Winifred Y. Cook & Virginia Mae Barnes

 

More About WILLIAM COOK and VIOLET PARKER:

Marriage: June 22, 1941, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; Bill 1st m. Grace

 

                  ii.    WINIFRED HELEN "WINNIE" PARKER, b. January 22, 1916, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. VINTON ERNEST DECKER, March 29, 1941, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO  no children; b. July 24, 1916, Wilton,  White River, Ark.; d. January 12, 2001, Salem, Dent Co., MO.

 

More About WINIFRED HELEN "WINNIE" PARKER:

Parents (Facts Pg): D/Lawrence M. PARKER-Nellie Susan GILL

 

Notes for VINTON ERNEST DECKER:

Vinton taught school for years in Phoenix, Ariz.

 

 

OBITUARY---------------

 

Funeral service for Vinton Earnest Decker was Jan. 15 at James  & Gahr Chapel with Mickey Davis officiating.

 

Music was provided by Gary and Verna Cooper as soloists and Vicki Newcom as organists.

 

Interment was at Boss Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers were Bill Parker, Tim Parker, Wilbur Washausen, Terry Vest, Ronnie Parker and Randy Parker.  Honary pallbearers were Denzil Parkerm Rodney Parker, Carl Vest and Calvin Gibbs.

 

Mr. Decker was born July 24, 1916 at White River, AR to Francis Marion and Sabina (Riley) Decker.  He married Winifred Helen Parker March 29, 1941.  He died Jan. 12, 2001, at the age of 84 years, five months and 19 days.

 

Survivors include his wife, Winifred Helen Decker, Salem, one brother-in-law, Denzil Parker, one sister-in-law, Fay Tarvid, numerous nieces nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great grandnephews.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents, three sisters, Firn Kingsbury, Ola Cannady and Dorothy Landiz;  one brother Joseph Buckner; thjree sisters-in-law, Mildred Buckner, Violet Dent and Alma Parker; one brother-in-law Victor Lawrence Parker; two nephews, James Knighton Parker and David Larry Parker; mother-in-law, Nellie Susan Parker.

 

Mr. Decker served in the United States Army during WWII.  He was a member of Assembly of God Church.

 

Mr. Decker graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a bachelor and a masters degree.  He taught school in Columbia, Jefferson City and in Arizona.  He later taught computer drafting at Rolla University until he retired in 1985.

 

More About VINTON ERNEST DECKER:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Teacher

Parents (Facts Pg): S/Frances M. Decker & Sibana J. Riley

 

More About VINTON DECKER and WINIFRED PARKER:

Marriage: March 29, 1941, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO  no children

 

                 iii.    DENZIL NIGHTEN "JACK" PARKER, b. May 01, 1917, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. ALMA GRACE STAFFORD, Arkansas; b. March 25, 1918, Bixby, Iron Co., MO; d. April 03, 1986, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO.

 

More About DENZIL NIGHTEN "JACK" PARKER:

Parents (Facts Pg): S/Lawrence M. PARKER-Nellie Susan GILL

 

More About ALMA GRACE STAFFORD:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): D/Mont Stafford & Mintie Stuart

 

More About DENZIL PARKER and ALMA STAFFORD:

Marriage: Arkansas

 

                 iv.    VICTOR LAWRENCE PARKER, b. May 30, 1919, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. June 12, 1967, at home of wasp sting in Dent Co., MO; m. FAY DORA BARTON, June 06, 1940, Salem, Dent Co., MO; Fay had been; b. March 18, 1922, Logan Creek, Reynolds Co., MO.

 

More About VICTOR LAWRENCE PARKER:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): S/Lawrence M. PARKER-Nellie Susan GILL

 

More About FAY DORA BARTON:

Parents (Facts Pg): D/Weaver Barton & Carrie Beck

 

More About VICTOR PARKER and FAY BARTON:

Marriage: June 06, 1940, Salem, Dent Co., MO; Fay had been

 

 

23.  BERTHA IRENE6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born October 09, 1901 in Dent Co., MO, and died February 14, 1965 in home of Norma Hogan, Elvins, MO (Cancer).  She married MONROE HEDRICK March 20, 1920 in Boss, Dent Co., MO.  He was born July 26, 1898 in Boss, Dent Co., MO, and died November 22, 1976 in Salem Memorial Hospital from heart.

 

More About BERTHA IRENE GILL:

Burial: Boss Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Housewife

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

More About MONROE HEDRICK:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Farmer

Parents (Facts Pg): s/J. Lustipher Hedrick-Arminta Dotson

 

More About MONROE HEDRICK and BERTHA GILL:

Marriage: March 20, 1920, Boss, Dent Co., MO

       

Children of BERTHA GILL and MONROE HEDRICK are:

                   i.    NORMA GERENE7 HEDRICK, b. August 21, 1921, Boss. Dent Co., MO; d. June 28, 2000; m. WILBUR DANIEL "WIBBIE" HOGAN, June 10, 1942, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; b. November 30, 1917, Howesmill, Dent C., MO.

 

More About NORMA GERENE HEDRICK:

Burial: Boss Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Monroe Hedrick-Bertha Irene Gill

 

More About WILBUR DANIEL "WIBBIE" HOGAN:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Wilbur Lee Hogan-Ina Airsman

 

More About WILBUR HOGAN and NORMA HEDRICK:

Marriage: June 10, 1942, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO

 

                  ii.    ALMA CLAUDINE HEDRICK, b. February 13, 1927, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. January 21, 1999, St. Peters, MO;; m. (1) CURTIS LEONARD SCOTT, February 13, 1944, Elmstone, Ark. (Divorced); m. (2) CLYDE JAMES LONG, November 17, 1952, Divorced; m. (3) ONY STANTON CURTIS, April 22, 1961; b. January 02, 1931, Darien, Dent Co., MO; d. January 04, 1999, St. Louis, MO;.

 

Notes for ALMA CLAUDINE HEDRICK:

Name Alma Claudine HEDRICK

Sex: F

Born Feb-13-1927 Boss, Dent Co., MO

Baptized 

Died Jan-21-1999 St. Peters, MO

  Buried Jeff. Barracks ST. LOUIS, MO

   Other  d/Monroe Hedrick-Bertha Irene Gill

     Ref 1569

Occupation

Husband: Curtis Leonard SCOTT

Obituary---

Grave side service for Alma C. Curtis of St. Peters, was Jan. 22, 1999 at

Jefferson Basrracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

Mrs. Curtis was born Feb. 18, 1927 at Boss to Monroe and Bertha (Gill)

Hedrick.  She married Ony S. Curtis April 22, 1961.  She died Jan. 21, 1999,

at the aage of 71 years.

$$C:ACH.TXT

Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Scott MORSE and husband Wally, St. Peters, two sons, Larry Scott, Columbia and Dave Long, Columbia; one brother Jerry Hedrick and wife Lorene, Salem; one sister Norma Hogan and husband Pete, Elvins; six grandchildren; one great-grand child; nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Pny and one brother, Jewel Hedrick.

Mrs. Curtis enjoyed being a homemaker all of her adult life.

 

More About ALMA CLAUDINE HEDRICK:

Burial: Buried Jefferson Barracks Memorial Cem. St. Louis, MO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Monroe Hedrick-Bertha Irene Gill

 

More About CURTIS LEONARD SCOTT:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Leonard Scott-Dezlee -------

 

More About CURTIS SCOTT and ALMA HEDRICK:

Marriage: February 13, 1944, Elmstone, Ark. (Divorced)

 

More About CLYDE JAMES LONG:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/John Long-Lena ------

 

More About CLYDE LONG and ALMA HEDRICK:

Marriage: November 17, 1952, Divorced

 

Notes for ONY STANTON CURTIS:

Name Ony Stanton CURTIS

Sex: M

Born Jan-02-1931 Darin, Dent Co., MO

Baptized 

Died Jan-04-1999

  Buried Jan-08-1999 Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

   Other  s/Edgar Eugene CURTIS-Blanche PETTY

     Ref 1581

Occupation

Wife: Alma Claudine HEDRICK

OBITUARY:

Graveside service for Ony Stanton CURTIS  will be Jan. 8 at Jefferson

Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis with Rev, Douglas Nance officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Douglas E. Brown Funeral Home.

Mr. CURTIS was born Jan. 02, 1931 at Darin to Edgar Eugene Curtis and Loma

Blanche Petty .  He married Alma C. HEDRICK April 22, 1961.  He died Jan. 4,

$$C:OSCURTIS.TXT

1999, AT AGE OF 68 YEARS.

Survivors include wife, Alma C. CURTIS, St. Peters; two brothers; six sisters; nieces; nephews and many relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and onme brother, Mark Curtis.

MR. CURTIS WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY and retired from the St. Joe Minerals Corp.

 

More About ONY STANTON CURTIS:

Burial: Buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, ST. Louis, MO

 

More About ONY CURTIS and ALMA HEDRICK:

Marriage: April 22, 1961

 

                 iii.    JEWELL ELBERT (JOE) HEDRICK, b. January 26, 1930, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. January 30, 1996, St. Anthony's Medical Center, St. Louis; m. GLORIA SUE ANDERSON, January 19, 1952, Home of Rev Geo. Sparling, Salem, MO; b. February 15, 1935, Salem, Dent Co., MO.

 

Notes for JEWELL ELBERT (JOE) HEDRICK:

This letter is really for you, since the work is mostly yours and because of the remarks made here.  You need to take a bow.

 

Cuzette

----- Original Message -----

From: Frank Hedrick

To: elsght@hotmail.com

Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 5:58 PM

 

 

 

Dear Harriet,

 

My name is Franklin J. Hedrick.  I suppose we are related some how.  I want to thank you for posting the Gill family tree.  To help you make the connection, I will start with my children and I think you might recognize my parents.

 

KIDS

Anna Katherine Hedirick

Carl Franklin Hedrick

 

ME & WIFE

Franklin Jewel Hedrick

Julia Denise Powell

 

MY PARENTS

Jewell Elbert Hedrick

Gloria Sue Anderson Hedrick

 

MY GRANDPARENTS

Monroe Hedrick

Bertha Irene GILL Hedrick

 

My mom speaks very highly of Ed Gill who you said gave you all this information.

 

Sorry, this is such a bad letter, but I really wanted to let you know I appreciate your posting.  It was really neat to see how far you went back.

 

Sincerely,

Frank

 

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More About JEWELL ELBERT (JOE) HEDRICK:

Burial: Barnhart, MO

Occupation: McDonald-Douglas Lab. Tec

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Monroe Hedrick-Bertha Irene Gill

 

More About GLORIA SUE ANDERSON:

Employed: 1952, International Shoe Co.,

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Arley L.Anderson-Clara Lena McAllister

 

More About JEWELL HEDRICK and GLORIA ANDERSON:

Marriage: January 19, 1952, Home of Rev Geo. Sparling, Salem, MO

Wedding Shower: February 01, 1952, at home of Arley Anderson

 

                 iv.    JERRY RAY HEDRICK, b. May 30, 1936, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. ZELMA LORENE MALONE, November 10, 1956, Mississippi; b. September 09, 1936, Dent Co., MO; d. September 11, 2001, Aged 65 years.

 

More About JERRY RAY HEDRICK:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Monroe Hedrick-Bertha Irene Gill

 

More About ZELMA LORENE MALONE:

Burial: Morrison Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Emmett Malone-Ann------

 

More About JERRY HEDRICK and ZELMA MALONE:

Marriage: November 10, 1956, Mississippi

 

 

24.  EUNICE MAYMIE6 GILL (WILLIAM MCKINLEY5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born March 25, 1907 in Dent Co., MO, and died March 01, 1994 in Caledonia, Iron Co., MO.  She married (1) CLARENCE SAGE.    She married (2) ROY M. CULTON.    She married (3) WILLIAM LLOYD FARMER July 06, 1927 in Boss, Dent Co., MO (Divorced).  He was born May 09, 1908 in Dent Co., MO.

 

More About EUNICE MAYMIE GILL:

Burial: Boss, Dent Co. MO

Parents (Facts Pg): Dau. William M. Gill & Lillie V. Key

 

More About WILLIAM LLOYD FARMER:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Fred Isaac Farmer-Viola Sellers

 

More About WILLIAM FARMER and EUNICE GILL:

Marriage: July 06, 1927, Boss, Dent Co., MO (Divorced)

       

Children of EUNICE GILL and WILLIAM FARMER are:

                   i.    DELORES FREDA7 FARMER, b. May 13, 1928, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. (1) AL KIRCHHOFER; m. (2) ROY BRADLEY, May 14, 1945, Divorced.

 

More About DELORES FREDA FARMER:

Occupation: 3/4/94 RESIDES Caledonia

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lloyd William Farmer-Eunice Mamie Gill

 

More About ROY BRADLEY and DELORES FARMER:

Marriage: May 14, 1945, Divorced

 

                  ii.    ERNETHA FARMER, b. January 02, 1930, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. LOUIS KENNETH "LOUIE" JIMMERSON, June 29, 1957, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO; b. January 25, 1927, Buick, MO.

 

More About ERNETHA FARMER:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lloyd William Farmer-Eunice Mamie Gill

 

Notes for LOUIS KENNETH "LOUIE" JIMMERSON:

Louie is a brother to Bob Jimmerson of Boss, MO

 

 

More About LOUIS KENNETH "LOUIE" JIMMERSON:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Charley Jimmerson-Belle Holmes (Homes)

 

More About LOUIS JIMMERSON and ERNETHA FARMER:

Marriage: June 29, 1957, Steelville, Crawford Co., MO

 

                 iii.    SHIRLEY DORIS FARMER, b. December 09, 1932, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. NORMAN SHORT; b. Near Boss, Iron Co., MO.

 

More About SHIRLEY DORIS FARMER:

Occupation: 3/4/94 resided in Arnold

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lloyd William Farmer-Eunice Mamie Gill

 

More About NORMAN SHORT:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Ernest Short-Barbra Kay

 

                 iv.    OPAL FAYE FARMER, b. November 29, 1934, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. JAMES EUGENE BELL; b. March 16, 1932, Edge Hill, MO.

 

More About OPAL FAYE FARMER:

Occupation: 3/4/94 resided in Pevely

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lloyd William Farmer-Eunice Mamie Gill

 

More About JAMES EUGENE BELL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Marion Alfred Bell-Stella M. Pettijohn

 

                  v.    MELBA LARAE FARMER, b. August 11, 1937, Boss, Dent Co., MO; d. February 13, 1997, at Arcadia Valley Hospital; m. (1) JAMES LESSLEY; m. (2) DAVID EDWARD BAILEY, August 10, 1968, ST. LOUIS, MO; b. February 28, 1934, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

Notes for MELBA LARAE FARMER:

Funeral services for Melba L. Bailey, of Belleview, MO was Feb. 15, 1997,

at Caledonia Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Tomlinson officiating.  Arrange-

ments were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home , Potosi.

     Mrs. Bailey was born Aug. 11, 1937 to William Lloyd FARMER and Eunice

Mayme GILL.  She married David Bailey Aug. 10, 1968 in St. Louis, MO.  She

died Feb. 13, 1997, at Arcadia Valley Hospital.  Survivors include her husband

 

David Bailey; one sone Jeffrey Lessley, Belleview; two daughters, Lisa

Wilkins, Belleview; Elizabeth Cooper, Belgrade; one brother, Vernon Farmer,

St. Louis; four sisters, Delores Kirchhofer, Caledonia; Erenetha Jimmerson,

St. Louis; Shirley Short, Arnold; and Fay Bell, Pevely; nine grandchiuldren

and a host of other relatives and friends.  Preceding her in death were her

parents; one son, Tony Lessley; and one grandson.

 

 

More About MELBA LARAE FARMER:

Burial: Boss, Dent County MO

Occupation: 3/4/94 resided in Banner

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Lloyd William Farmer-Eunice Mamie Gill

 

More About DAVID EDWARD BAILEY:

Burial: s/Kirby Kebdrick Bailey-Helen G. O'Hare

 

More About DAVID BAILEY and MELBA FARMER:

Marriage: August 10, 1968, ST. LOUIS, MO

 

                 vi.    VERNON LLOYD FARMER, b. September 22, 1940, Boss, Dent Co., MO; m. (1) ALVINA --------; m. (2) MARILYN CRITES, March 22, 1964, ST. LOUIS, MO; b. June 30, 1940.

 

More About VERNON LLOYD FARMER:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Lloyd William Farmer-Eunice Mamie Gill

 

More About VERNON FARMER and MARILYN CRITES:

Marriage: March 22, 1964, ST. LOUIS, MO

 

 

25.  OLIVER JOTHAM6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born July 14, 1889 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died October 06, 1973 in Richland, Wash..  He married (1) FRANCIS PEASE June 14, 1917.  She died 1919 in Portland, OR of influenza. She was with child at the time...  He married (2) EUNICE RUBY PEASE August 17, 1927.  She was born March 11, 1904 in Vancouver, Wash., and died July 15, 1973 in University Hospital, Seattle, Wash..

 

Notes for OLIVER JOTHAM GILL:

Oliver was born in Dent County an worked on his father's farm until the family

moved to Oregon in 1908. Here he studied for the ministry; married Francis

PEASE, daughter of Elmer PEASE and Erdine VAN HOOK, and went off to join the

Army.  Francis died about eight months after Oliver was discharged from the

army.  They had no children but her loss was a heavy burden for Oliver to bear

He continued in the ministry and fell in love with Francis' sister, Eunice

Ruby Pease and they were married 17 August 1927.  She and Oliver had one child, Oliver Clark Gill, and he was born October 18, 1928 in Portland OR.  They adopted two other children, Marjorie Charlotte and John Orren.

     They continued their ministry in and around the Portland area until the

federal government decided to build an atomic facility at Richland,

Washington.  Oliver and Eunice accepted the pastorship of the Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA in the early 1940s and served that church until they retired sometime before 1965.....

     A letter written to M/M Edward A. Gill, Salem, MO and dated 11/12/1965,

reads as follows;

     Dear Folks,

     We received your announcement of the marriage of your son, David, and was interested, of course, and suprised, too, I might say, when I first received the announcement.  At first it didn't seem possible that he could be old enough--but I

remembered him as he was February 16, 1958, which was quite some years ago--come to think of it.

     I have recalled often, my hurried visit to Salem and with my Salem

relatives back in the more or less distant past.  I recall the kindness of you

all during that brief visit--my first since 1925, I think it was.  I remember

your kindness in taking me back to St. Louis where I took a train for Chicago, late in the aftermoon at which place I took another train for the "Far West" at 11:30 pm that night.  I remember the luncheon we enjoyed at some town on your side of St. Louis, and how bored your children expected to be, on the trip, because I happened to be a minister.  Ha! Ha!  They survived the trip and enjoyed it I felt.  How time flies!!!

     I retired--for the third time--last June and Eunice and I Love it tho

we've never been more busy...

     Come and see us sometime!

     Sincerely,

     The Gills, Eunice and Oliver

 

Excerpts from Oliver's Memories:

     Oliver J. GILL, son of Thomas Hayden GILL and Addie CARTY, was born July 14, 1889, in the log portion of the family's farm home.  Other family members were brothers Willard, Ben, Theodore and Robert; and sisters Lola (later known as Lois) Lula, Myrtle, Annie-Florence, Edna and Irma.

     Addie CARTY was born Jan. 13, 1872; she lived to be 81 years old.  She

married Thomas GILL on April 18, 1888.  During the first part of their

marriage they lived at the Gill homestead which had been established before the Civil War.  They later acquired 320 acres located in the Meramec River Valley, near Stone Hill, MO.  A home was built there sometime between the time they were married and July 14, 1889, when son Oliver was born.  This farm was 14 miles from Salem in the wilderness.  Tom GILL said more wilderness than farm!

     The communities of Salem, Stone Hill and Antioch were a place of

residence for several families who had settled there during the pre-Civil War

days.  One result was that almost everyone seemed to be related to almost

everyone else---either by blood or through marriage.   Therefore one had to be tactful and diplomatic and refrain from making any uncomplimentry comments to almost anyone he might meet.

     Oliver GILL recalls winters in Missouri were cold and uncomfortable.  The

only heat in the house was from the open kitchen fireplace.  Winter started

sometime in November with snow sleet and rain---snow was on the north

hillsides until around April.  One snow arrived on May 30!  The coldest

temperature he remembers is -30 degrees.  One of the most difficult chores in winter was caring for livestock; however, the weather that made chores

difficult provided conditions for bringing out ice skates and fun on the

ponds.

     As spring arrived everyone looked forward to receiving a number of seed

catalogs from various companies.  It was fun to plan and plant--cultivating,

weeding, and harvesting was another matter.

     Summer meant days and days of 100 degree plus weather along with hordes of flies, mosquitos, and other insects.  Days in the fields were eased by a dip in the river at noon and again at the end of the day to cool off (women did not go swimming in the "old days").

 

     Fall meant sowing of wheat and harvest time.  The years were full and

busy.

     Social life in the communities consisted primarily of visits with friends

and relatives and family picnics.  Basket lunches were packed into the wagons along with family for the outings.  Picnics that were of a community-wide nature were Decoration Day (May 30), Fourth of July, and the Sunday School Picnic.  Apple cutting, corn huskings and the such were other social events.

 

     Music was also important to the Gill family.  Tom Gill was an

accomplished reed organ player and could also play the fiddle, banjo, flute

and coronet pipe of B flat alto horn.  A band consisting mostly of family

members was known as the Stone Hill Brass Band.  Members were Bob Jackson, snare drum; Vessie Carty, bass drum; John Pemberton, baritone; Dr. Ed Crandell, trumpet; Tom Gill, alto horn; Lattie Crandell, clarinet; Roy

Pemberton, clarinet; Jim Gill, Charles Gill and Robert Carty were also members of the band.

     A special event for Oliver Gill was a weeks visit to St. Louis in

September, 1904, to visit the World's Fair.  The trip was made by train,

always Mr. Gill's favorite form of travel, and he kept many notes on the trip

(these are include in the Oliver Gill Memoirs).

     In March 1908, the family sold most of their possessions and moved to the state of Oregon.  Tom and Addie Gill made the difficult decision to move in order to find better educational opportunities for their children and to find

better farm land.  With the exception of Oliver and Willard, all Gill children

graduated from high school and some went on with other business courses, etc. Oliver did later in life continue his education when he decided to go into the ministry.  He is a graduated of Reed College and Kimballs School of Theology.

     On April 13, 1917, Oliver and Willard Gill enlisted in the Army in WWI.

Oliver served 18 months overseas and was discharged on June 29, 1919.

     Mr. Gill's original ambition was to be a school teacher.  He had noticed

the lacal teacher riding a bicycle to school and decided he would very m,uch

like to own a bicycle.  Later, when telephones came into the community, he

was impressed by the telephone lineman and decided to make that his life's

work.  However, his first job was working in the logging camps of Oregon for

Barnard and Barnard (1908-1910).  After they shut down, jobs were scarce and for a while he worked at odd jobs.  In Dec. 1910, he went to work for H.L. Keat Auto Co., starting as porter and finishing as Parts Manager, 7 1/2 years later.  He worked from July 1919 to 1921 for Mannelly Co.

     Then at the age of 33 he felt the call to the ministry.  He had been

baptised on July 10, 1904 and had joined the Methodist Church at Stone Hill.  When he decided to go into the ministry he was faced with completing high school, four years of college, and three years of theological seminary

training.  However, his goal was reached of becoming a Methodist Minister.

    Mr. Gill married the former Eunice Pease on August 17, 1927.  He

enjoyed the hobbies of gardening, fishing, photography and traveling.......

   The above was taken from the "Oliver Gill Memoirs" written in the late

1960s.

 

From T.H. Gill's "Memories", written Jan.1930 (refering to life after Oliver's army discharge):

 

"The weary waiting finally came to an end, and Oliver was ordered home, where he had about eight months of as complete happiness as anyone can hope to have in this world.  Then came the worst possible calamity .  After a very brief illness, Frances, his wife, died.  It was for him a double bereavement, for she was expecting to become a mother in a short time.

 

"For a long time Oliver was utterly heartbroken, and my whole heart went out to the poor fellow in sympathy; but, after a few years a younger sister of Frances came into his heart and home.  Now they have a  bright little boy  and life again seems worth living.  Meantime Oliver has gone into the ministry, having as before mentioned, graduated from tje Kimball School of Theology, and the Reed College.  He stands well with his Church, and also with his comrades in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, of which he is Chaplain.  Meanwhile his brother, Willard, and I are taking care of his ten acres, mostly planted in fruit, so that if for any reason he ceases to be active in the Chuirch, he has a home waiting for him."

 

More About OLIVER JOTHAM GILL:

Burial: Richland, Wash.

Military service: Aft. 1917, Chief Mechanic in Headquarters Detachment of the 66th Field Artillery Brigade

Occupation: Preacher

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About FRANCIS PEASE:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Elmer Pease-Erdine Van Hook

 

More About OLIVER GILL and FRANCIS PEASE:

Marriage: June 14, 1917

 

Notes for EUNICE RUBY PEASE:

to lock arms with Oliver and the family---to speack simply---to feel together

the mystry of life and death---and by doing so in the presence of the Almighty to take courage.

 

There is so much concern, aroused by highly sophisticated advertising to

appear to be something other than what we are.  We are constantly encouraged to employ a variety of of products that will cause to project just the right image.  Indeed there are so many times when we ask what kind of image should I project as this

professional person, or that group in the community.  In some measure all that is sham and pretense.  Our Lord said, "Beware of.....men who come to you dressed up as sheep while underneath they are savage wolves.  You will recognize them by the fruits

they bear.....A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, or a poor tree good fruit.  And when a tree does not yield good fruit it is cut down and burnt.  That is why I say you will recognize them by their fruits."

 

It is always a temptation as a professional person to put on a good front.

But I remember Eunice as being the person she was.  She was genuine.  She did not pretend to be someone she was not.  So, she was refreshing as a person.  She was without pretense.  She was a devout person in private as well as in public.  She had just

obtained a new Bible in the vernacular.  While in the hospital being built up physically to stand so much serious surgery, she shared this new volume with Eleanor.  Turning to the Twenty-third Psalm she pointed our that in that version it begins

"Because the Lord is my shepherd..."; it was a new insight for her:  "Because the Lord is my shepherd,  I shall not want."  Here is a good word for us:  "to as many as believe in him, he gave power to become the children of God."  Be what you are.

 

Another area we have difficulty with these days is in regard to vocation.  In

these days of the liberation of minorities, identity is so very important.  It

is reasonably clear for the Christian that vocation does not mean a particular job.  It means a style of life.  So Jesus said "You are light for all the world..... When a lamp is lit, it is not put under the meal-tub, but on the

lamp-stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  And you, like the

lamp, must shed light among your fellows, so that, when they see the good you do, they may give praise to your Father in heaven."  When Eunice married Oliver, he was not a preacher, he was a mechanic.  What I mean to point out is that her employment

changed from time to time; but her vocation was always to bring illumination into life.  She brought light to her children in the many capacities of a mother.  She brought light to Oliver in the many capacities of a wife.  She brought light, when

Oliver was a District Superintendent in the church, by her dignity of bearing and faithful companionship.  The time came when the church at Puyallap needed a new pastor.  The Superintendent heard the request of the congegration for a young pastor.

Oliver and Eunice were sent.  They were not young.  They had not been told of the congregations' request.  They were confronted by an unhappy people.  In time, an honest layman let them know what the disappointment was.  Oliver and Eunice said, "I you

will work with us, we'll make the contributin we can make."  With no bitterness toward the people, this team let their light shine.  The congregation could not withhold their appreciation; and great good was done in that community.  So her job there

was a reconciler.  I think they must always have worked as a team.  I have two letters which I have saved that were printed by Oliver.

 

One is dated June 30, 1965 and is signed "The Gills - Eunice R. and Oliver J."

A second is dated March 29, 1967 and reads "P.S.  These paragraphs are a

collaboration - E. nd O."  So light was shared as coworkers.  I shall always

cherish the manner in which Eunice and Oliver stepped into the subordinate

roll when we arrived in June, 1960.  He had served as interm Senior Minister

and she beside him.  All their years of intimate knowledge of the church were immediately placed at my disposal.  Thus they illumined our first years when they could so easily have dispelled darkness.  It is said that Moses leaned on his Staff and

died.  But in June 1960 we leaned on ours and found tremendous strength.  So in those days her job was substitute and associate.  But her vocation was light.  Through so many years in this city, one of Eunice's major interests have been the Kadlec

Hospital Guild.  She has received their highest award for the hundreds and hundreds of hours of volunteer service.  I often saw her there.  I also saw her in the parlor stuffing envelopes.  She, with others, turned idiot jobs into occassions for making

certain that a shaft of light would get through to someone.  For the Christian the job is the vehicle for one's vocation---bringing light.

 

In memorium

                            EUNICE PEASE GILL

We have come together to remember Eunice Pease Gill, devoted wife, good mother

community worker, pastor's wife, friend of thousands and child of God.  We

have come together to thank God for Eunice, and in the midst of her death and

departing, take another look at God's claim on us.  We have come together

 

 

More About EUNICE RUBY PEASE:

Burial: Richland, Wash.

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Elmer Pease-Erdine Van Hook

 

More About OLIVER GILL and EUNICE PEASE:

Marriage: August 17, 1927

       

Children of OLIVER GILL and EUNICE PEASE are:

                   i.    OLIVER CLARK7 GILL, b. October 18, 1928, Portland, Ore.; d. January 04, 1984, California; m. CAROLE STANLEY, June 25, 1955.

 

Notes for OLIVER CLARK GILL:

Lt. Oliver Clark Gill saw 18 months service in Korea as well as 17 months in

the Pacific in the Phillipines and Okinawa. He was seriously injured when an

experimental helicopter he was flying crashed leaving him a Paraplegic for the

rest of his life.

Oliver's ltr. 12/20/1952:  " Oliver Clark spent the month of May with us (in

Puyallup, WA) AT THE CONCLUSION OF 18 MONTHS OF MILITARY SERVICE IN Korea.

 

At present he is located at San Louis Obispo, CA, where he serves as a Supply Sergeant in a unit that trains new recruits.  He planned to spend a two-week furlough at home Christmas time but a promotion got in the way.  Now the time of his next visit

with home folks is uncertain."

 

News paper clipping:  Lt. Clark Gill, son of Rev. and Mrs. Oliver J. Gill,

arrived in Puyallup April 22 for a 15 day furlough.  Lt. Gill graduated from

Artillery Officers Candidate School, Ft. Sill, OK, April 20 and has been

assigned, temporarily, to that station while awaiting orders admitting him to

Aviation School at San Marcus, TX.  Mr. Gill, who enrolled in the school last

September as a Sgt. F/C, has been in the service since the fall of 1947 and

saw 18 months of service in Korea during the recently concluded Police Action as well as 17 months tour of duty in the Pacific on the Phillipines and on Okinawa.

 

Oliver's ltr. 12/10/1961:  Clark, Carole and Susan: "May 6, 1961, the

parsonage doorbell announced a caller.  Eunice went to the door and found a Western Union messenger bearing a telegram, 150 words in length, forwarded to us by te Adj. General, of the U.S. Army, which wire began:

     "The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deep regret        that   your son, Capt. Oliver C. Gill, has become seriously ill in Japan 6        May,       as the result of paraplegia caused by an injury of the spine

incurred       when helicopter crashed........concluding with assurances        as to the care       that Clark was receiving and other pertinate formation.  Other wires       followed.

 

May 16-20 we made a fast round trip to San Francisco for visits with Clark at Letterman General Hospitasl.  And again we made a trip to San Francisco during the period July 5-11, visiting Clark twice-per-day during the period, making sister Lois' home

our headquarters.

     Clark was discharged from Letterman about the 20th of November and now is a patient at the VA Hospital in Long Beach, CA.  He hopes to complete the rehabilitation phase of his experience by May 1st.  He now spends his week-ends with his family at

855 West 11th. St. Escondido, Ca, about 80 miles south of LA.  Mail will reach him at this address.  We all thank God that he escaped death in the crash and for the splendid fight he is waging, and for the progress being made in that fight."

 

Oliver's ltr. June 7. 1961:

Dear Edward.

     I have a little time this evening, before my second meeting and so will

take advantage of that fact to make some reply to your fine letter which I

received a couple of days ago.  I read with interest your letter and perused

the paragraphs of the sheet of data concerning my personal history and find it very close to correct in every detail.  I did write in a few items which you left space for.

     As to Clark's injury and situation as of now there is quite a bit to say,

some of which Bob (my brother) or some other member of the family may have relayed to you.  Excuse any repetitions:

     The army has commissioned rather recently a new type of helicopter--a

machine which its makers predict will "revolutionize" this phase of air

transportation.  They call it the Bell HU A-1, I believe.  It is equipped with

turbojet motors, rotors on both ends of the craft-two power plants controlled from the fron cockpit.  Clark was one ofr the first eight men in the far east to qualify as pilot of the new type of craft.  (He has been flying the

conventional helicopter for a few years.)

    A month ago yesterday he and a crew of four other men, a co-pilot and crew chief etc., were on a routine flight out over the jungles of the island

(Okinawa) and were returning to the field for a landing when all of a sudden

as Clark describes it, "they lost their rear rotor and at the same time a

terrible viberation set in, shaking the rear portion of the copter to pieces,

putting out of commission all control of the craft."   The machine seemed to

break apart in mid-air.  The craft and its crew fell like so many thousand

pounds (tons) of material with the result that two of the seven men aboard

were killed; the co-pilot was badly burned, critically shall I say in addition

to what ever else of injury he sustained, and Clark was pinned down by part of the machine.  He sustained a fractured skull, a broken arm, both legs were fractured, one in two places, a foot was crushed and what is worse his back was fractured in three

places, one of which crushed the spinal cord in such manner as to produce paraplegia---paralysis of the lower parts of the body and limbs.  Had it not been that there were three marines standing in the field close to where the craft fell and broke into

flames, all men aboard would have died.  As Clark says, "Once again the Marines moved in to save the day," including his life.

 

Oliver's ltr. 12/17/1964: Oliver, Carole and Susan:  "This branch of the

family continues to reside at 1133 Surburban Hills Drive, Escondido, CA, just 36 miles north of San Diego.  Clark graduated from Palamar (Jr.) College last June and is now a student at California State University, San Diego Branch.  At the end of

summer school (1965) he will lack but about one semester's work of having completed the requirements for B.A. in Business Administration.  He now talks of continuing his education until he qualifies for a M.A. in his chosen field.  Carole continues to

be active in community affairs and especially in volunteer work in the local chapter of the American Red Cross.  Susan is now a "second-grader" in the local school system and having a great time.  They have a beautiful, large concrete swimming pool

alongside their home (we've seen a picture of it), equipped with a lift which enables Clark to get in and out of the pool.  He does lots of swimming which exercise has theraputic values for a paraplegic.  (There is no change in the condition of

paralysis of the lower limbs.  The prognosis of the doctors is that there will never be any further change.)

 

Oliver's ltr. 12/18/1967: "Carole and Clark continue to improve their

attractive property inside and out with a new library and other interior

revisions and new furnishings, and a new porch and other improvements to

insure better protection from the heavy rains they have all too frequently in

that region.  Also they have planted additional shrubs around the house and

grounds.  Clark has moved his business office from Lajolla to Escondido.

Carole has written a novel, "THE PASSING SHADOWS," which is being typed for the publishers-and she is busy writing another bit of fiction.  Clark visited us in Richland in January and again came as far north as Portland last August, with a stop-over at

Eugene where we joined him during his visit with John and Linda and sons.  Susan is growing up so fast and is enjoying school.  She is a good student; sings in the school chorus, plays the French horn and is a Girl Scout."

 

 

More About OLIVER CLARK GILL:

Occupation: Army Officer

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Oliver Jotham Gill-Eunice Ruby Pease

 

More About OLIVER GILL and CAROLE STANLEY:

Marriage: June 25, 1955

 

                  ii.    MARJORIE CHARLOTTE GILL, b. December 01, 1934, Cloverdale, CA  (Adopted); m. RICHARD NICHOLS, November 21, 1959.

 

Notes for MARJORIE CHARLOTTE GILL:

Marjorie attended school in the various cities in Oregon and Washington where

her father was pastor when she was growing up.  In her senior year in high re

school she had pneumonia but graduated with her class in 1952.  She then

enrolled in Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR for nurses training.

While attending college she worked to help pay her expenses and graduated in

1955, She then went on to do graduate work.  Dick did shore duty with the Navy

 

and in April 1961 they were living in San Diego.  They were both taking night

classes, seeing and hearing concerts and doing some evening dancing. Their address is 2440 Morris St, San Diego, CA.

 

Oliver's ltr. 12/17/1964: Marjorie, Dick and Nancy Jo:  "Lots of interesting

things have happened in connection with this branch of the family.  Nancy Jo celebrated her first birthday anniversary October 15.  We havent seen her yet, darn it, and have no prospects of seeing her soon.  According to pictures of her and to her

mother and her Uncle Clark she is a "living doll,"  walking and talking and is a little charmer!  We hope that this family has a chance to visit us someday, or else, it comes to pass that we pay them a visit. Dick has had several promotions and now has

a fine position with some large electronics firm-the field he has specialized in both the navy and college.  Their address continues to be 6948 Tanglewood Road, San Diego, CA"

 

Oliver's ltr. 12/18/1967:  Marjorie, Dick and Nancy Jo:  "There is little news

to relate concerning this branch of the family.  Marjorie is taking a

refresher course in shorthand and typing with a view to seeking employment.  Dick keeps bushed-- holding down two jobs.  Nancy Jo is developing into quite a young lady, having passed her third birthday anniversary October 15, this year."

 

 

More About MARJORIE CHARLOTTE GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Oliver Jotham Gill-Eunice Ruby Pease

 

More About RICHARD NICHOLS:

Occupation: U.S. Navy

 

More About RICHARD NICHOLS and MARJORIE GILL:

Marriage: November 21, 1959

 

                 iii.    JOHN ORREN GILL, b. April 18, 1936, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Adopted); m. LINDA WHITE, October 18, 1959.

 

Notes for JOHN ORREN GILL:

Fron letter dated 12/20/1952 Oliver states John Orren is a junior in Puyallup,

WA high and works week-ends at the local Safeway Store.  He is quite active in

the M Y F, and serves as an usher in the morning service of the (Methodist)

church.

Oliver's ltr of 8/8/1956 from Richland stated that Johnny was here three weeks

 

ago for four days on a suprise visit.  We enjoyed him so much.

 

Oliver's ltr of 12/10/1961:  John and Linda:  "We spent a week of our vacation in July with John and Linda and son. Also, we joined them at Eugene Thanksgiving Day, for Thanksgiving dinner and a two day visit. As some of you have heard, the morning of Dec 26, last, their lovely place of residence and the major portion of their household goods and equipment, and most of their clothing was destroyed by fire.  John only sustained injury in the form of burns incurred in rescuing baby Douglas.

     They had good insurance coverage and rebuilt their home.  Later they sold the property.

     You all should be privileged to meet and know that boy Douglas--he's the greatest!  They are "expecting," and are hoping for a sister for Doug, but will settle for another boy!  Eunice now answers the phone with alacrity for she plans to spend  several days with the "kids,"beginning with the "blessed event," which could happen any day.  John and Linda reside at 110 Hansen Avenue, Eugene, OR."

 

Oliver's ltr. of 12/17/1964: John and Linda "Doug" and "Bobby" :  This branch of our immediate family is the closest of the three, geographically speaking, and continue to live at 110 Hansen Ln.. John continues as an employee of a woodworking firm, sashes and doors, I believe.  Linda continues her role of wife, mother and homemaker and does a tremendous job of it...the writer of Proverbs 31:10-29 must have had Linda (and Eunice says Oliver) in mind as he wrote that wonderful tribute to womanhood.

 John and Linda are the head Counsellors of the Junior High Fellowship of Trinity Methodist Church, Eugene, and are making a fine contribution to the effectiveness of the youth work of that church.  (That department of youth work has been our

speciality, lo these many years(concluding 1961).  We have donated to them quite a library of materials in that field."

 

Oliver's ltr of 12/18/1967:  John, Linda, Douglas and Robert:  It being just

352 miles from our front door to theirs we see them more frequently than we do our California families, naturally.  We spent five or six days with them in  June and visited them again in August.  Linda continues to be our No. 1

correspondent. She is "tops" as a homemaker and mother.  John is an employee of the Eugene City Parks system.  He has had promotions and likes his work very much.  Doug and Bobby are both in school and love it!!  Doug is in second grade and Bobby is in  Kindergarten.  This family enjoys their home, their work and play together. We get such a "lift" in connection with our visits with them."

 

 

More About JOHN ORREN GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Oliver Jotham Gill-Eunice Ruby Pease

 

More About JOHN GILL and LINDA WHITE:

Marriage: October 18, 1959

 

 

26.  LOLA "LOIS" MAY6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born September 03, 1893 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died April 30, 1990 in San Francisco, CA.  She married (1) J. STANFORD MOORE June 20, 1917.  He was born May 16, 1889 in Oregon, and died 1979 in Portland, OR.  She married (2) GEORGE ZANICH 1963, son of ???? ZANINOVICH.  He was born June 17, 1907 in Chicago, IL, and died January 1996 in Santa Clara, CA.

 

More About LOLA "LOIS" MAY GILL:

Burial: Olivet Cemetery, Colma, CA

Occupation: Resided 1961 San Francisco

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About J. STANFORD MOORE:

Burial: 1979

 

More About J. MOORE and LOLA GILL:

Divorce: Abt. 1930

Marriage: June 20, 1917

 

More About GEORGE ZANICH:

Burial: Olivet Cemetery, Colma, CA

 

More About GEORGE ZANICH and LOLA GILL:

Marriage: 1963

       

Children of LOLA GILL and J. MOORE are:

                   i.    JUNE CHRISTINE7 MOORE, b. May 05, 1918; d. May 28, 1935.

                  ii.    FRANCES ELAINE MOORE, b. March 01, 1920, Portland, OR; d. March 27, 2001, Mountain View, CA; m. (1) FRED JOHNSON, Abt. 1945; m. (2) CARL SITTON, 1953, New York;  No children; b. 1926, Ft. Worth,TX; d. September 28, 1996, Mountain View, CA ; Heart attack.

 

More About FRANCES ELAINE MOORE:

Burial: Scattered in the Pacific Ocean

Parents (Facts Pg): d/J. Stanford Moore-Lola "Lois" May Gill

 

More About FRED JOHNSON and FRANCES MOORE:

Marriage: Abt. 1945

 

More About CARL SITTON and FRANCES MOORE:

Divorce: Abt. 1988

Marriage: 1953, New York;  No children

 

                 iii.    MERILYN MOORE, b. April 09, 1925, Portland, OR; m. RICHARD DANIEL HAGOPIAN, 1963, San Francisco; b. September 17, 1921, Hemet, CA.

 

More About MERILYN MOORE:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/J. Stanford Moore-Lola "Lois" May Gill

 

More About RICHARD HAGOPIAN and MERILYN MOORE:

Marriage: 1963, San Francisco

 

 

27.  LULU ELIZABETH6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 16, 1895 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died December 08, 1973 in in bed of heart attack Portland, Ore..  She married ROBERT FRANCIS COX July 19, 1919.  He was born 1869 in Michigan.

 

More About LULU ELIZABETH GILL:

Burial: Portland, Ore.

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About ROBERT FRANCIS COX:

Census: 1920, Shows a Robert Francis Cox residing in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR

 

More About ROBERT COX and LULU GILL:

Marriage: July 19, 1919

       

Child of LULU GILL and ROBERT COX is:

                   i.    ROBERT MERRILL7 COX, b. Abt. 1926, Portland, OR; m. ELIZABETH WIGHTMAN, May 26, 1946.

 

More About ROBERT MERRILL COX:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Robert F. Cox-Lulu Elizabeth Gill

Resided: 1953, Willard Gill stated in a letter that Lulu (COX) plans to go to Spokane (WA) to visit her son (Robert) and family

 

More About ROBERT COX and ELIZABETH WIGHTMAN:

Marriage: May 26, 1946

 

 

28.  MYRTLE ADELAIDE6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 23, 1897 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died December 1972 in Klamath Falls, Ore.?  Heart Attack.  She married (1) ROE MAGNESS.  He was born January 1893.  She married (2) HOLLIS NOONCHESTER November 23, 1932.    She married (3) STANLEY J. SENDEK July 1949. 

 

More About MYRTLE ADELAIDE GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About ROE MAGNESS:

Occupation: Farmer-Springfield, MO

 

More About HOLLIS NOONCHESTER and MYRTLE GILL:

Divorce: 1936

Marriage: November 23, 1932

 

Notes for STANLEY J. SENDEK:

Stanley was a medical technician at a hospital in Portland, OR. He and Myrtle

resided in Vancouver, WASH. Myrtle did stenographic work and Stanley helped

with cooking and housework.  He also enjoyed surf bathing.

 

 

More About STANLEY J. SENDEK:

Occupation: Medical Technician

 

More About STANLEY SENDEK and MYRTLE GILL:

Marriage: July 1949

       

Children of MYRTLE GILL and HOLLIS NOONCHESTER are:

                   i.    HOWARD BASIL7 NOONCHESTER, b. January 15, 1934, Bend, OR; m. CYNTHIA EUDORA JOPLIN, December 19, 1953; b. December 15, 1933.

 

Notes for HOWARD BASIL NOONCHESTER:

Howard Graduated from Oregon State U. 1961.  1963 was working on MS and teach

ing on assistantship.  When he graduates he will work in Space Mechanics Group

Applied Math Section Boeing Intercontinential Aircraft.

 

 

More About HOWARD BASIL NOONCHESTER:

Occupation: Resided in Seattle, Wash.

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Hollis Noonchester-MyrtleAdelaide Gill

 

More About CYNTHIA EUDORA JOPLIN:

Occupation: Resided in Denver, CO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/James A. Joplin-Christine -----

 

More About HOWARD NOONCHESTER and CYNTHIA JOPLIN:

Marriage: December 19, 1953

 

                  ii.    THEODORE THOMAS NOONCHESTER, b. February 10, 1936, Burns, OR; m. DARLENE GLADYS SHILTS, April 12, 1955; b. December 04, 1934.

 

Notes for THEODORE THOMAS NOONCHESTER:

Ted operated "Stockman Supply Co.", in Canyon City and Burns Ore.

 

 

More About THEODORE THOMAS NOONCHESTER:

Occupation: Supply Co. Manager

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Hollis Noonchester-MyrtleAdelaide Gill

 

More About DARLENE GLADYS SHILTS:

Residence: Resided Phoenix, AZ

 

More About THEODORE NOONCHESTER and DARLENE SHILTS:

Marriage: April 12, 1955

 

 

29.  ANNIE FLORENCE6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born October 01, 1902 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO, and died October 16, 2002 in Portlamd, OR.  She married ALBERT HORNECKER 1926.  He was born October 21, 1901 in Oregon, and died November 12, 1981 in Probably Portland, OR.

 

More About ANNIE FLORENCE GILL:

Event: October 01, 2001, Celebrated her 99 th birthday

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About ALBERT HORNECKER and ANNIE GILL:

Marriage: 1926

       

Children of ANNIE GILL and ALBERT HORNECKER are:

                   i.    JACQULINE JEAN7 HORNECKER, d. 1994; m. -------- DAWSON.

 

More About JACQULINE JEAN HORNECKER:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Albert Hornecker-Annie Florence Gill

 

                  ii.    DARETH ANN HORNECKER, m. RICHARD POWERS.

 

More About DARETH ANN HORNECKER:

Event: StILL LIVING Dec 2001

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Albert Hornecker-Annie Florence Gill

 

 

30.  EDNA BERTHENA6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born November 30, 1904 in STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO.  She married KEITH BROWN November 07, 1925 in Gresham, OR.  He was born August 18, 1905 in Portland, OR, and died May 1977 in Portland, OR.

 

More About EDNA BERTHENA GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

Notes for KEITH BROWN:

In 1943 Keith was engaged in the manufacture of wood products using even the

scraps to make all kinds of toys. He was then employing 100 or more men.

In 1976, at 71, Keith is back running his building supply business.

 

 

More About KEITH BROWN:

Occupation: Building Supply Business

Resided: 1943, Salem, OR

 

More About KEITH BROWN and EDNA GILL:

Marriage: November 07, 1925, Gresham, OR

       

Children of EDNA GILL and KEITH BROWN are:

                   i.    SHARON7 BROWN, m. WILLIAM ------------; b. Sometime in 1976, Bill appears to have; d. radiation but it isn't known how success.

 

More About SHARON BROWN:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Keith Brown-Edna Berthena Gill

 

More About WILLIAM ------------:

Baptism: contracted cancer.  He is taking heavy

Burial: ful the treatment will be. (fm ltr. R.A.

 

                  ii.    FRANK A. BROWN, b. 1928; d. August 07, 1976, following stroke Mar. 20, 1976; m. UNKNOWN; d. following stroke Mar. 20, 1976.

 

More About FRANK A. BROWN:

Burial: Probably Portland, OR

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Keith Brown-Edna Berthena Gill

 

More About UNKNOWN:

Burial: Probably Portland, OR

 

 

31.  IRMA RUTH6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born December 10, 1910 in Portland, Ore., and died November 2000 in 1997 still living in Portland.  She married (1) ???? KRAUSSE.    She married (2) CLARENCE FISHER October 10, 1934.  He was born July 21, 1905 in OR, and died October 1979 in Portlande Multnomah, OR.

 

Notes for IRMA RUTH GILL:

A note from Addie Carty GILL states, " Irma re-married about a year ago. She and her husband entertained Lula, Robert and me with a big Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving Day."

 

 

"Irma's son, Hayden, is doing his army service now in Hawaii.  He is married and has a small daughter  now."

 

More About IRMA RUTH GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About CLARENCE FISHER and IRMA GILL:

Marriage: October 10, 1934

       

Children of IRMA GILL and CLARENCE FISHER are:

                   i.    CHRISTINE7 FISHER, m. LEROY HAMMER.

 

Notes for CHRISTINE FISHER:

A letter from Addie Carty GILL states, "Christine, Irma's daughter, and her husband finished their army  duty some time ago and are back home,  have bought a house and have a fine sone who is just beginning to walk."

 

More About CHRISTINE FISHER:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Clarence Fisher-Irma Ruth Gill

 

                  ii.    HAYDEN FISHER, b. Abt. 1945; d. 1995, About age 50; no previous illness; m. UNKNOWN (WHFISHER).

 

Notes for HAYDEN FISHER:

"Irma's son, Hayden, is doing his army service now in Hawaii.  He is married and has a small daughter  now."

 

More About HAYDEN FISHER:

Occupation: U.S. Army Hawaii 1961

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Clarence Fisher-Irma Ruth Gill

 

 

32.  ROBERT ADDISON6 GILL (THOMAS HAYDEN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born February 17, 1915 in Gresham, Ore., and died September 15, 1997 in Sheridan, OR.  He married (1) JUANITA C. MERCER April 30, 1936.  She was born April 21, 1915 in Delmar, OR, and died May 10, 1980 in Portland, OR.  He married (2) KINDRED -------- September 1980 in Divorced April 1981.    He married (3) CARMELA RUSSELL October 1981.  She was born in Bellavista, Callao, Peru.

 

Notes for ROBERT ADDISON GILL:

Robert Addison Gill was the youngest son of Thomas Hayden Gill and "Addie"

Carty.  He and Irma were the only children of Thomas and "Addie" not born in

Dent County, MO.  He received his education in the Portland schools and showed

an early interest in radio.  AT age 16, (1931) he became a licensed amatuer

radio operator and has held that same license (W7BMR) contiouously ever since.

 

After his schooling was completed, Robert, now a CPA associated with

Sawyer's Inc., Portland, OR as a Comptroller, a position he held some twelve years.

     He had an idea for a electric curtain closure device which he perfected,

and formed his own manufacturing company to produce this product which he marketed world wide.  Automatic Activators Co.,  received an award  from

President Gerald Ford and he cited his overseas marketing program.  The

company manufactures a line of electrically operated controllers for use with traverse draperies.  Gill Electric Mfg. Co., was a very succesful venture and branched out into other products including the manufacture of electric street signs for the city

of Portland.  His business ventures made it necessary for he and his wife to travel extensively.

     Robert bought a modest ranch at Sheridan, OR and he and Juanita enjoyed going there to get away from the intense business pressure.  He had a live-in caretaker to whom he entrusted the actual management of the ranch.

     The loss of his oldest son, Robert A. Gill, Jr., unexpectedly to acute

diabetes was a devastating blow in December 1954.

     He visited Salem and Dent County relatives in 1961.  In a letter dated

May 8, 1961, he wrote to Edward: "Thanks again for the enjoyable visit with

you, your family, and other family members.  Also I enjoyed seeing Uncle

Charlie once more, even though he did not realize who I was."

 

In another letter to Edward, dated Sept. 4, 1976:

 

"I trust that your book finally arrived back home safely. The first time

we sent it, UPS had just gone on strike in Mo or something, and they returned it to us.  We have been wondering how Greg has been doing in the trucking business...He seemed so enthusiastic at the monent, but the young sometimes have many changes of

heart.

      Juanita and I have been trying to slow down this summer, and have (just

us) gone to working only 4 days a week.  It doesn't quite work out as an extra free day for me but does provide some additional free time.  The grand

children are growing....Heather starts kindergarten this coming Monday for

real, Nicole is walking all over, shes a great knob twiddler as well as

sampling every thing she finds on the ground or floor--- including mushrooms in the yard.  Laurel has two teeth now-more on the way, and greatly aspires to walk any day now.

     We took the whole tribe up to Kelowna, B.C., for a five day week-end

last month, Jim and Cherie, her two, and Tom and Nelda, anmd Laurel, and had a beautiful stay on the lake there.  It is a beautiful area, low pollution, low population density, warm climate summer and winter, (tempered by an 80 mile long l;ake).  They

said this summer was a "cool" one but the lake water was 68 to 70 degrees F. while we were there.  That part of Canada appears to be booming, with the populance experiencing little or no real pain from their rapid inflation."

 

In another letter to Edward:

     "It is with a great deal of sadness that I give you this advise of my

berevement.  Jaunita's death came May 10, 1980.  She  long had a heart

condition, that for many years seemed well under control (with constanmt

medication - but little or no change).  Then last July, 1979, she went into

the hospital with congestive hewart failure, which currently is something that the medical profession has had quite good sucess in controlling, once the patient is stablized.  Therefore, there generally is a long period of

remission (no further symptoms), for months and/or years.  We were optomistic, hopeful, and as Juanita dearly loved to travel, we made two trips thereafter.

      To Costa Rica in November 1979, and the last to Fiji Islands in March of this year.  Both of which she truly enjoyed, although while on the Fiji trip, we

both began to realize that her condition was beginning to change.  After our

return to Portland, she saw (was examined) by a number of cardioligists,

including ones considered to be the best in the Northwestern USA.  I guess all that can be said is that no amount of money, medical expertise, experience or knowledge, was able to to stop or even slow down, the rapid deterioration of Jaunita's heart,

and she passed from this life, early (1:15AM) the morning of May 10, 1980.  God works in mysterious ways that a mortal mind does not always understand.......

     There REALLY is little more to say.  We were married 44 years as of April 30, 1980, 9 days after her 65th birthday."

 

Following is an excerpt taken from a Sheridan, OR newspaper, dated 2/23/1984:

 

In Oct. 1981, Robert married a 55 year old Peruvian lady with 5

children...Carmela Russell, who is the Cultural and Press Attach' to the

permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nation. They divide their time between Peru and Hidden Valley Ranch in Sheridan, Oregon.

    At the ranch, they breed and raise Peruvian Pasos horses.  Their colt,

Virrey de la Palizada, is the son of Nationale, Champion of Champions at the last "Americas" show in Lima and grandson of the legendary Regional, three times National Champion of Champions in Peru.

     The stallion, foundation sire of the ranch, is Principe de Paijan,

grandson of Sol de Paijan, Champion of Champions for three consecutive years in the Concourse National, Lima, Peru.

     The foundation dam is Bella Durmiente de la Palizade, "Sleeping Beauty of the Palizade."   She is the granddaughter of one of Peru's most famous horses, Caramelo, and will be foaling in the spring from Funnador de la Palizada, son of Senoran.

These are the very best blood lines from both the north and south of Peru.  They have a unique conformation, gait and brio, and are fast becoming one of the worlds most famous breeds.  They are equally at home as work horses and mountain climbing.

     Marino de Orbegoso, the Gill's son (actually Carmela's son), is both a

Peruvian attorney and manager of the Sheridan ranch.  He has accepted an

invitation to ride "Beauty" in the Phil Sheridan Days Grand Parade on June 16, 1984.  He'll wear typical Peruvian "Chalan" garb and ride a hand-made Peruvian saddle.  A Peruvian rider in typical costume, leaves a lasting impression.

     Three horses don't take up the entire 1050 acres, obviously.  The Gills

also have a large herd of registered Canadian herefords manning the foothills around their home.

     Then too, there is "Inca de Oregon,"  the mascot of the farm.  The llama

is the beginning of a future herd, and some of the land has recently been

leased to Huffert Tree Farms for Christmas trees.

     The Gill's ranch is unique and fascinating in many ways.  They are

transforming it into a paradise they are telling the Peruvian horse world

about.

 

 

More About ROBERT ADDISON GILL:

Occupation: Manuf. Biz. Lake Oswego

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Thomas Hayden Gill-"Addie" Carty

 

More About JUANITA C. MERCER:

Burial: Portland, OR

Parents (Facts Pg): d/C.Y. Mercer-Alice -------- (Adopted)

 

More About ROBERT GILL and JUANITA MERCER:

Marriage: April 30, 1936

 

More About ROBERT GILL and KINDRED --------:

Marriage: September 1980, Divorced April 1981

 

Notes for CARMELA RUSSELL:

is a synonym for peace, as it may mean one gap less of suffering and

misunderstanding among nations."

     When Carmela became honorary Consul of Peru to San Antonio, she founded

the first friendship and student exchange between Peru and Texas in memory of

her father, who is buried in Texas.  That original exchange soon became 30

yearly exchanges.

     The scholarships are still available each year as part of the "Alliance

for Progress" program started by the Kennedy administration.  The scholarship

program pre-dates the "Alliance for Progress" program by several years.

     Carmela was commended by President Eisenhower for initiating the sister

city relationship of Flint, Michigan , and Trujillo, Peru as part of the

"People to People" program.

     She hopes to foster "amigo cities" and sister cities relationships

between Oregon and Peru.  She believes that an exchange of good will and

travel creates knowledge and friendship between cities, then nations.

     Carmela is a noted poet and musician.  She has composed over 500 songs,

many of them award winning compositions.  Her music is recognized from New

York to Peru and has been performed by the San Francisco Ballet.

     She is writing not one, but two books at this time (1984).  One is a

history of her father as a pioneer of aviation in Peru and South America; the

other is about the other is about the conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, for

which the birthplace of her children is named.  Robert is helping with

research on Piazzaro.

     When their search for information took them to Trujillo, Spain, Alcaide

(mayor) Sr. Bebigno Fernamdes Rubio presented them with a document declaring

them to be " most illustrous visitors."

     The Gills made monetary contributions toward the restoration of the

city's archives which hold state documents and records dating back to the 11th

century.  The Gills are basically researching the birth of the Americas.

     With responsibilities to the United Nations and a condominun in Costa

Verde, the "Pacific Ocean Rivera of Miraflores," in Lima, Peru, the Gills

still manage to spend most of their time in Oregon.

     Of necessity, part of their time is spent in Lake Oswego, near Gill's two

businesses.  All of the time they can manage is devoted to the development of

their 1,050 acre rand on Savage Road.

     "I grew up in the country," Carmela said, "it is an inspiration for my

music and my poetry."

      She put down her accordian and walked to the window of her "Paradise

Valley of Peru," home. Looking out on the man made lake backed by the trees

she added,"This is so much like Peru.  Only we had eucalyptus trees instead of

firs.  This a beautiful region and we want to help make it more beautiful."

     The huge ranches of Carmela's childhood have vanished with agrarian

reform.  The miles of sugar cane planted lands, with scattered Indian villages

on them, now belong to the Indians.  But, the one thing they have managed to

bring to their Sheridan ranch is the nuculeus of a pasos herd.

 

Carmela is a native of Peru.  Her father, Alanson Evans Russell, was a

native of San Antonio, TX, and founded the first commercial aviation company

in Peru in 1920.  He also founded the first aviation academy in conjunction

with the airlines.  The Gills are extremely proud of Russell's place in avia-

tion history as the pioneer of commercial aviation in Peru and South America.

     Carmela has her own special motto, "One more bridge of friendship is a

 

 

More About CARMELA RUSSELL:

Burial: Cultural & press Attache' to the perm.

Occupation: mission of Peru to UN

 

More About ROBERT GILL and CARMELA RUSSELL:

Marriage: October 1981

       

Children of ROBERT GILL and JUANITA MERCER are:

                   i.    MARIE "MAMIE"7 GILL, b. (Adopted).

 

More About MARIE "MAMIE" GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Robert A. Gill-Juanita C. Mercer

 

                  ii.    JR. ROBERT ADDISON GILL, b. February 15, 1940, Portland, OR; d. December 03, 1954, Portland, OR  of Diabetes.

 

More About JR. ROBERT ADDISON GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Rabert A. Gill-Juanita C. Mercer

 

                 iii.    THOMAS HAYDEN "TOMMIE" GILL, b. July 15, 1943, Portland, OR; m. NELDA SUE JOHNSON, June 25, 1965, Portland, OR; b. October 17, 1943, Oakland, Almeda Co., CA.

 

Notes for THOMAS HAYDEN "TOMMIE" GILL:

Tommie graduated from Lake Oswego H.S. June 7, 1961 with honors in chemistry

and received a scholarship to Oregon State College. He was later selected to

engage in research for 2 years at National Instute of Health, Bethesda, MD.

 

 

More About THOMAS HAYDEN "TOMMIE" GILL:

Occupation: Neuro-Specialist

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Robert A. Gill-Juanita C. Mercer

 

More About NELDA SUE JOHNSON:

Baptism: Fresno, CA Congregational Church

 

More About THOMAS GILL and NELDA JOHNSON:

Marriage: June 25, 1965, Portland, OR

 

                 iv.    CHERIE ANN GILL, b. June 08, 1949, Portland, OR; m. (1) UNKNOWN; m. (2) JAMES GERALD JOHNSTON, March 22, 1968, Lake Oswego, OR by Rev. Oliver J. Gill; b. February 02, 1947, Seattle, Wash..

 

More About CHERIE ANN GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Robert A. Gill-Juanita C. Mercer

Residence: After divorce has been living in Lake Oswego, OR

 

More About JAMES JOHNSTON and CHERIE GILL:

Marriage: March 22, 1968, Lake Oswego, OR by Rev. Oliver J. Gill

 

                  v.    LISA JUNE GILL, b. June 13, 1954, (Adopted).

 

More About LISA JUNE GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Robert A. Gill-Junita C. Mercer

 

 

33.  EDWARD ADDISON6 GILL (CHARLES ELLIOTT5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born October 11, 1918 in HOME ON MERAMEC RIVER, DENT CO., MO..  He married HILDA EILEEN CAMPBELL February 10, 1948 in PIGGOTT, ARK., "THE MARRYING CAPITOL OF, daughter of GEORGE CAMPBELL and GERTRUDE ELLIS.  She was born June 12, 1920 in SULLIVAN, FRANKLIN CO., MO..

 

Notes for EDWARD ADDISON GILL:

Edward Addison GILL is the direct decendent of some of Dent County's earliest

settlers.  He is the great-grandson of Jotham CLARK; Charles Wesley MIDDAUGH, and Joseph C. HAYES.  His grandfathers were Joseph GILL and Charles HAYES.   He was born October 11, 1918 on the family farm on the Meramec River, the only son of Charles Elliott GILL and Myrtle HAYES.

     Ed's parents were divorced when he was three years of age. He and his

mother made their home with her parents, Charles and Martha Alice Middaugh HAYES, two miles east of Salem.

     Since his mother taught in several different rural schools of Dent County, Ed received his education there as well as in the Salem schools.  He graduated from Salem High School in May 1935, where he participated in track going to the state meet in Columbia his senior year.

     In 1936, after working two years in Heuer's Shoe Store in Salem and on

his father's farm to earn money, Ed continued his education at the University of Missouri, Columbia where he majored in Chemistry and minored in Mathematics and General Science, receiving a B.S. in Education.

     In 1940 he taught one term at New Hope High School.  At the close of

school in May 1941, Ed was faced with the possibility of being drafted into

the armed forces.  He took a temporary job at newly constructed Ft. Leonard Wood helping establish 22 Post Exchanges and 2 beer gardens. In November of the same year, he enlisted in the United States Navy Officer Training Program and was called to active duty January 12, 1942.  He was commissioned Ensign USNR, May 1942.  He was then sent to Penn State College for further schooling in diesel engines.

      As a Diesel Engineering Officer he was assigned to  Section Base at Cape Fear, Southport, NC  where he had the responsibility of servicing and maintaining the YP boats that patrolled the coastal waters searching for enemy submarines.

     In the spring of 1943, Ed was assigned as Engineering Officer to the U.S.S YMS 348, a wooden hulled minesweeper under construction at Gibbs Shipyard in Jacksonville, FL.  Here he was to learn the details of constrtuction and gain a working knowledge of the machinery spaces.  After the inevitable shakedown cruise the ship and crew were sent to Key West, FL for anti-submarine warfare training at the conclusion of which the ship was sent to Charleston, SC ship-yard for removal of the ships just recently installed minesweeping gear!   Then on to Norfolk, VA.

     On December 13, 1943 the U.S.S YMS 348, joined six sister ships to form a 98 ship convoy sailing for Casablanca under heavy destroyer escort.  A stormy Atlantic crossing ensued.  At the Azores, the seven "neutered" sweepers broke with the convoy and entered the neutral port of Horta, Fayal Island (a Portugese possession) for a five day rest.  Somewhat refreshed, the seven YMS, in company with two old fleet tugs, the "Partridge" and "Comerant," sailed unescorted across the Bay of Biscay toward England.  Eight German Cruisers were reported to be in the Bay of Biscay, but luck prevailed and the 9 unescorted and very lightly armed ships arrived in Falmouth, Cornwall on January 5, 1944.  At Falmouth just as crews were ready to toss lines ashore to tie up in a friendly port, air raid sirens began shrieking and the British hosts told the ships to get under way till the air raid was over.  This was the first taste of war for a very green crew.  Fortunately, friendly interceptor aircraft drove the ememy away before he reached his target.

     No one in authority knew where the "neutered" ships, now refered to as tugs, were supposed to go or what they were supposed to do; so except for a skeleton crew, the ship's complement all headed for London for 3 days R & R, arriving in London just in time for the "baby-blitz," which turned out to be Germany's last major attempt to knock England out of the war from the air by manned flight.  A thunderous barrage by British AA guns in Hyde Park and in other locations kept the attackers high and ineffective.  Bombs were dropped at random before surviving planes turned for home and fled.  When the "all clear" sounded, night life in London returned to normal.

     After two or three weeks, the "neutered" ships were designated as being

on a "top secret" mission and ordered to Portland and Weymouth.  Here they received orders to Southampton where they attempted to tow huge rectangular steel tanks with a stabilizing fin on either side from Southampton to Weymouth where they were joined together to form an outer break-water designed to subdue wave action and protect the Allies "top-secret" artificial harbor known as"Mulberry."  These bombardon units were reasonably effective; but, alas, the stress and strain on converted minesweeper's propulsion equipment was more than it was designed to handle.  So much for tug duty.  The Navy sent the minesweeping gear from Charleston to U.S. Navy Base #2, Rosneath, Scotland, where the group of 7 picked it up and hauled it across a very rough sea to U.S. Navy Base #1 at Londonderry, North Ireland, where it was reinstalled.

     Installation completed, we returned to Plymouth three weeks before the

invasion, where we hurridly adjusted our equipment.  It was at this time, that

we suffered our first casualty.  Clarence Pippin, a Boatswain's Mate 1/C, was adjusting a piece of equipment and fell overboard when a turnbuckle broke and dropped him into the water astern of the ship.  Despite our efforts to rescue him, he drowned.   His loss cast deep sorrow over every member of our crew.

     All southern England was one vast military camp, crowded with soldiers

and sailors awaiting final word to go, and piled high with supplies and

equipment awaiting transport to the far shore of the Channel.  The whole area was cut off from the rest of England.  The government established a boundry line across which no unauthorized person was allowed to go in either direction.  Thus sealed, the assult force awaited "D-Day".

     Finally, on June 3, 1944, we were ordered to embark on the greatest amphibious operation ever carried out, but on June 4 a powerful storm--the  worst in twenty years--lashed the south coast of England.  Eisenhower, on whose shoulders rested the ultimate decision, ordered a twenty-four hour postponement, which meant an uncomfortable period for the men in the flat bottomed landing ships as most were already sea-sick.  At exactly 0415 hours, Monday June 5, Ike, after listening to the opinions of the other senior commanders, spoke the now-famous words, "O.K. Let's go."

     The assault fleet, which had taken refuge from the storm in Weymouth Bay, headed for a rendezvous point just to the south of the Isle of Wight, from which point all the various convoys would then turn south toward France.

     At 0630 hours on June 6th, we led the assault on Utah Beach, clearing mines so that two squadrons of DD tanks, which had been successfuly launched two miles offshore in sheltered water, could land.  As they lumbered onto the beach they dropped their rubber skirts and opened fire on the surprised Germans.  Behind them, the the first waves of the US 4th Infantry Division were landed at low tide.  Our first assignment was accomplished successfully!

 

      Thirty thousand men and thirty-five hundred vehicles poured through this first crack in Hitler's Atlantic Wall!!

 

     Routine sweeping operations within the anchorage followed next until a  evastating storm struck on June 19.  The landings were brought to a halt; the artificial harbors were all but destroyed; and the fate of the invasion hung in the balance.  It was imperative that the excellent port of Cherbourg be captured and placed into service forthwith!!

     From Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Crusade in Europe,"....."With the capture of

Cherbourg the work of port rehabilitation was started immediately.  The

Germans had accomplished major demolitions and had planted in the harbour and its approaches a profusion and variety of mines.  Some of the new types of mines could be removed only by deep-sea divers, who had to descend to the bottom to disarm the mines.  The work of the mine sweepers and the deep-sea divers in Cherbourg was dramatic and courageous."

     Thus our primary mission was accomplished and we were returned to the

States for reassignment.......February 1945!!!!!

     See VOL I, "Ozark Heritage" for more information on Ed and Eileen GILL

and their family.

 

   

 

 

 

 

    Your Day

   

         Subject: Your Day

           Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 14:33:40 -0500

           From: James F Oliver <joliver@jcpenney.com>

             To: Gary K Grice <ggrice@jcpenney.com>

   

        Ed, it was been sometime since I seen you, but I heard through the grapevine it

        was your birthday today. Whenever I am doing a District Visitation and I am

        having my meeting with the key associates of that store I always talk about what

        great customer service you do in the men's clothing department. I tell them if a

        person buys a suit from you rarely do they leave without a shirt, tie, belt,

        socks and something, because you know how to build the guest check, but most

        important you know how to take care of the customer. Ed, I wish you the very

        best and I hope you have a great day. By the way you are best looking 85 year

        old guy I know. Until the next Have an outstanding Day because you deserve you.!

   

         Cordially,

   

         James F. Oliver Jr.

         District Manager

         District 8315-4 St. Louis, MO.

         "Execute The Plan By Any

          Means Necessary"

   

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         Subject: Birthday Wishes for Ed GILL

   

           Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 14:24:05 -0500

           From: Bob Roman <broman@jcpenney.com>

             To: Gary K GRICE ggrice@jcpenney com

   

         Ed,

   

         I would personally like to wish you a Happy 85th Birthday from the District

         office Staff in Overland Park, KS. I wish you continued health and good fortune

         in the future.

   

         Thank you for your continued service at JCPenney's and may you have a

         wonderful day.

   

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    Ed's Birthday

   

         Subject: Ed's Birthday

           Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 15:11:42 -0500

           From: Don Casey dcase2@jcpenney

             To: "Grice, Gary" <ggrice@jcpenney.com>

   

         Ed I still remember when you first came into the store. You wanted to sell us

         some of your old merchandise that you could not move from selling your store in

         Salem. I am so glad you closed the store in Salem, Not because you may have been

         pulling customer away from JCPenney, Not because it was a shorter drive for the

         customers in Salem to stay in town but because this gave you the chance to come

         to work with JCPenney and the Rolla team. It has been my honor to work with you

         and to be able to call you my friend. Now at 85 years young and still going

         strong. You know I was looking around the Men's department here in St. Joe I

         will have to add all my associates ages to reach your!! Ha Ha Ed Happy Birthday

         and I will see you next time I am in.

   

        Donald L. Casey

        Sr. Department Manager

        Men's and Women's Accessories

        JCPenney #1870-5

        St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

        Store (816) 279-6381

   

         Fax  (816)233-2133

   

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More About EDWARD ADDISON GILL:

Medical Information: Jan. 1995 surgery for Melanoma on bridge of nose.Summer 1996 received 37 radiation treatments for prostate cancer.

Military service: Bet. 1941 - 1946, USNR-COMMISSIONED Ensign (line) May 1942 aboard USS Prarie State in NY; Assigned to Diesel Engr. School at Penn State College and upon completion in Sept. 1942 was assigned to Section Base at Southport, NC; SPRING OF 1943 Was assigned to USS YMS 348 (Mines

Occupation: RETAIL MERCHANT 46 YEARS

 

More About HILDA EILEEN CAMPBELL:

Occupation: HOUSEWIFE & MOTHER

 

More About EDWARD GILL and HILDA CAMPBELL:

Marriage: February 10, 1948, PIGGOTT, ARK., "THE MARRYING CAPITOL OF

       

Children of EDWARD GILL and HILDA CAMPBELL are:

                   i.    DAVID ALLEN7 GILL, b. June 23, 1944, ST. LOUIS, MO.; m. (1) SHIRLEY MAY GLENN, October 10, 1965, GILL HOME, SALEM, BY REV. VIRGIL PARKER; b. July 15, 1947, Salem, Dent Co., MO.; m. (2) CAROL TERNES, September 28, 1990; b. September 05, 1947.

 

Notes for DAVID ALLEN GILL:

David Allen GILL, son of Edward Addison GILL and Eileen CAMPBELL, was born

June 23, 1944 in St. Louis, MO.  He came to Salem, MO with his parents at the

age of six years.

     He attended school in Salem, and after graduating from Salem High School,

he attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo for two years.  In HS he

played bass drum in the band, and also played varsity basketball under Coach

 

Tom Frahley.  He was active in the Methodist Church and Boy Scouts.

    David enlisted in the United States Marine corps for four years,

spending 18 months in the Republic of Viet Nam.  Most of his time there was at Chu LI briefly, and then primarily, Da Nang Marine Air Base.

     He married Shirley May GLENN, daughter of John GLENN, Sr., and Hazel WHITAKER, on October 10, 1965.

     They lived in California for one year, during which time their oldest

daughter, Mary Ellen GILL was born on February 24, 1965.

     After David was released from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, where attained the rank of Staff Sargent, he and his family moved back to Salem to make their home.

     He worked with his father, in the family clothing business, for a short

time, but found the job too confining after his more exciting experiences in

the service.   In July 1969, he found a job with more action working at Amax

Lead Company of Missouri, in their operation at Bixby, MO.  There he served as Time-keeper for the miners until their strike forced closure of the mines.

    David then had to seek employment else where.  He found a job as Guard at the Algoa Prison near Jefferson City, MO.  After special schooling in this hazzardous undertaking, he assumed his new duties.  He commuted between Salem and Algoa daily.

     He and Shirley decided to get a divorce.

     After the divorce, David married Carol TERNES, Sept 25, 1989, and they

made their home in Salem, MO.  David got tired of the long commute between Salem and the prison in all kinds of weather, so he again sought employment elsewhere.  His next job was at Grellner Distributing Co., as warehouse foreman, a position he now (1997) holds.  He commutes daily to St. James, MO to work.

     Carol is employed as a bus driver for handicapped children.  She drives

to Winona, MO to pick up two handicapped children to bring them to State

School number 61, in Salem and return them to their homes daily-----total

distance of about 240 miles.  She has two children by a previous marriage.

 

 

More About DAVID ALLEN GILL:

Occupation: MINE CLERK AMAX LEAD CO.

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Edward Addison GILL-Eileen CAMPBELL

 

More About DAVID GILL and SHIRLEY GLENN:

Marriage: October 10, 1965, GILL HOME, SALEM, BY REV. VIRGIL PARKER

 

More About DAVID GILL and CAROL TERNES:

Marriage: September 28, 1990

 

                  ii.    GENE EDWARD GILL, b. June 06, 1949, Sullivan, Franklin Co., MO.; m. LINDA MARIE AIKEN, August 02, 1980, Toranto, Ontario, Canada; b. October 18, 1958, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Notes for GENE EDWARD GILL:

Gene Edward GILL, the son of Edward Addison GILL and Hilda Eileen CAMP-

BELL, was born June 6, 1949, in Sullivan MO.  He moved with his parents and

older brother to Salem, MO in 1950, when his parents purchased Kay's Trading

Post in Salem.  Gene grew up in Salem and attended Salem Public School.  He

graduated from Salem High School in 1968.  While in high school Gene played a

trumpet in the HS band.  (Gene had always liked music and started in trumpet at the age of 8....in fact, he played a trumpet solo in Salem City Hall before 500 people that same year!).

     Gene also played the organ and while still in HS school he, in company of Mark Flora, Tommy Calvin, and Sonny Chafin, organized a band and played for dances in the basement of Gill's Store. These dances proved to be very popular with the kids and good PR for the store.  As many as 400 kids participated during the course of an evening.  Free sodas were served by Mary Lou Harsten and Marla Faye GILL, at the store's expense, and a good time was had by all   $100.00  was paid to the band for the evenings work.   No alcoholic beverages were permitted; but some kids couldn't stand a good thing and started spiking the sodas so the dances were discontinued after a few months.

    Gene also worked in the store as a salesperson and handy man during this period.  He liked bowling and soon got a job maintaining the pin-setting

machines and alleys at the Salem Bowl.

 

 

More About GENE EDWARD GILL:

Occupation: REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

Parents (Facts Pg): s/ Edward A. Gill-Hilda Eileen Campbell

 

More About LINDA MARIE AIKEN:

Occupation: COMPUTER OPERATOR

Parents (Facts Pg): d/James W. AKIN-Sandra A. HADAWAY

 

More About GENE GILL and LINDA AIKEN:

Marriage: August 02, 1980, Toranto, Ontario, Canada

 

                 iii.    MARLA FAYE GILL, b. November 08, 1955, HART CLINIC, SALEM, MO.; m. FREDDIE DEAN SCHAFER, June 02, 1973, METHODIST CHURCH, SALEM, DENT CO., MO.; b. July 04, 1951, MONTAUK, DENT CO., MO..

 

More About MARLA FAYE GILL:

Baptised: April 14, 1957, By Rev. J. Edgar ISABELL, Salem Un\ted Methodist Church, on Palm Sunday,

Occupation: HOUSEWIFE-MOTHER-TEACHER

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Edward A. Gill-Hilda Eileen Campbell

 

Notes for FREDDIE DEAN SCHAFER:

Freddie Dean SCHAFER was born July 4, 1951, at his parents home near Montauk, MO.  He was the third child of Mildred WILLIAMS amd the late Anvil SCHAFER.

He has a brother, Arnold SCHAFER and a sister, Shirley Schafer HAMILTON.

     Freddie attended school at the one room school houses from the first

through fourth grades and he then attended Green Forest School fifth through

eighth.  He attended Licking High School and graduated in 1969.  While in high

school he participated in Future Farmers of America and was on a Poultry Judging Team which ranked second in the nation at the National Convention in Kansas City, MO.  After graduation, he worked in the family's lumber business at Montauk after which he served in the U.S. Army.  After leaving the army, he was employed by the Conservation Commission and in 1973, he began working at Amex Lead Company and after two years was promoted to shift foreman in the Mill division.  Five years later he was promoted to Asst. General Mill Foreman, a position he held until they closed the mines about May 1986.  Fred was only unemployed a very short time before he found employment in the Rubber Industry where his first job was with Bailey Corp in rubber extrusion, at their plant in Cuba, MO.   Bailey was soon sold to GenCorp and Fred continued in the extrusion field at Cuba.  He built a new house in St. James and moved his family there.   He lived in his new home in St. James for about two years when GenCorp decided to close the Cuba plant.  Fred was fortunate to get a better job in the same field with Schlegal of Oklahoma so he moved with his family to Fredrick, OK.  Here, they stayed another two years where Fred held a position as Process Engineer.   Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., in Bowling Green, OH, offered Fred a better job as Product Development Engr. and later promoted him to Process Engineer. a position he now (1997) holds.

     On June 2, 1973 Freddie SCHAFER and Marla Faye GILL were married at the Methodist Church in Salem, MO.

     Marla Faye GILL was born Nov. 8, 1955 in Salem, MO.  She was the third

child and only daughter of Edward Addison GILL and Eileen CAMPBELL.  Marla has three brothers, David, Gene and Greg.  She attended all twelve grades in Salem Public Schools and graduated in  May 1973.  In high school she was interested in language and

studied French for two years receiving the French Award both years.  Marla was also active in band and not only played a saxaphone but her last three years in school was the Drum Majorette.

     From 1974 to 1976, Marla attended the University of MO at Rolla where she majored in English and Education.

     In 1976, Fred and Marla had their first child, Jonathan Edward SCHAFER, who was born Nov. 30, 1976 at Rolla, MO.  Jeffrey Dean SCHAFER was born Aug. 8, 1978 also at Rolla.  Their third child, Brittan Michelle SCHAFER was born Aug. 7, 1980, yes, at

Rolla.

    After her children were all in school, Marla decided to resume her

education at UMR in 1986 and graduated in 1990, Magna Cumme Laude, with a B.A. in English.  Her minor was writing.

 

 

More About FREDDIE DEAN SCHAFER:

Education: 1957, Attended school in Licking MO from grade one thru twelve.  Was active in FFA, Livestock Judging and Poultry Judging. Won several awards for judging.  Never attended College.

Graduation: 1969, Graduated from Licking, MO High School.

Military service: Served in US Army in US

Occupation: PROCESS ENGR. RUBBER

Parents (Facts Page): s/ Anvil Cleo SCHAFER-Mildred WILLIAMS

 

More About FREDDIE SCHAFER and MARLA GILL:

Marriage: June 02, 1973, METHODIST CHURCH, SALEM, DENT CO., MO.

 

                 iv.    GREGORY CLARK GILL, b. December 11, 1956, HART CLINIC, SALEM, MO.; m. (1) BONNIE SUE DEAN, November 13, 1976, METHODIST CHURCH SALEM, DENT CO., MO.; b. November 13, 1957, ROLLA MEMORIAL HOSP., ROLLA, MO.; d. September 25, 1985, AUTO ACCIDENT, HIWY 32 W. SALEM, MO.; m. (2) SALLY BEASLEY, Abt. 1989; b. Dent Co., MO; m. (3) ROXANN LEA LINGLE, September 05, 1992, ST. LOUIS, MO.; b. May 21, 1963, ST. LOUIS, MO..

 

Notes for GREGORY CLARK GILL:

Gregory Clark GILL was born Dec. 11, 1956 at Hart Clinic in Salem, Dent County

MO, to Edward Aaddison GILL and Eileen CAMPBELL.  He graduated from Salem High

School in 1975. While still a student in high school he worked for Neil Pitch-

ford in the building trade after school and on weekends.  He continued to work

with Neil for three years after graduation and became an accomplished crafts-

man.

 

In 1978, Greg decided he could make more money as a truck driver than as a carpenter.

 

 

More About GREGORY CLARK GILL:

Baptism: April 14, 1957, By Rev. J. Edgar ISABELL, Salem Un\ted Methodist Church, on Palm Sunday,

Occupation: TRUCKER-MERCHANT-BUILDER

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Edward A. Gill-Hilda Eileen Gill

 

More About BONNIE SUE DEAN:

Burial: STONE HILL, DENT CO., MO

Occupation: STORE CLERK

 

More About GREGORY GILL and BONNIE DEAN:

Marriage: November 13, 1976, METHODIST CHURCH SALEM, DENT CO., MO.

 

More About SALLY BEASLEY:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/ Billy Joe Beasley-Judy Ann----

 

More About GREGORY GILL and SALLY BEASLEY:

Marriage: Abt. 1989

 

Notes for ROXANN LEA LINGLE:

Roxann is an avid horse lover and has won many trophies in quarter horse

events.  She has her own Quarter Horse and treasurers it highly.

 

 

More About ROXANN LEA LINGLE:

Occupation: CREDIT DEPT. WHOLESALER

Parents (Facts Pg): d/William Lingle-Barbara

 

More About GREGORY GILL and ROXANN LINGLE:

Marriage: September 05, 1992, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

 

34.  BERNARD CLARK6 GILL (JAMES GARFIELD5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born September 04, 1906 in Gill Home Dent Co., MO, and died October 14, 1996 in Salem, Dent Co., MO.  He married LONA PLANK April 18, 1942 in Salem Baptist Parsonage-Rev.E.F. Shank, daughter of LESLIE PLANK and DORA BUTLER.  She was born February 17, 1916 in Dent Co., MO, and died May 13, 2001 in Salem, Dent Co.,  MO.

 

Notes for BERNARD CLARK GILL:

Bernard Clark Gill was the first child of James Garfield Gill and Cora

Pemberton Gill.  He is the great-grandson of Jotham and Sarah Ann Hayden Clark

; William and Mary Anne McReynolds Gill; and Jesse B. and Mary Womac Pember-

ton.  He is the grandson of Joseph and Martha Ann Clark Gill and of John and-

Martha DePriest Pemberton.  He was born on the Gill homstead in the Meramec

Valley, Dent Co., MO and grew up on the farm where he was born and helped

 

his father with the farm activities.

     Bernard attended school in the Gill School near his family home. He

completed grades 1 through 8 but never went on to high school.

     During the early 30's he had employment in various types of construction

work for independent contractors, both locally and out of state.  Because of

family illness, he returned home and took over the management of the farm.

After his father's death in 1935, he continued his farming operation and lived there with his mother and sister, Waunie, until his mother's death in 1938.

     On April 18, 1942, Bernard married Lona Plank, born February 17, 1916, in Dent County, MO.  She is the daughter of Riley Leslie and Dora Mae Butler Plank of Salem, MO.  Their marriage occuring on the 54th wedding anniversary of Bernard's uncle and

aunt...Thomas Hayden and "Addie" Carty Gill. After marriage, Bernard and Lona continued to make their home on the old Gill homestead where they engaged in farming and raising livestock.

    In the summer of 1956 Bernard took his family to Colorado where he engaged in construction work.  He returned to his homeplace in December 1956.  In 1957 he was employed by the Missouri Conservation Commission as a construction foreman.  In July

1960, he was promoted to construction superintendent, a position he held until his retirement in 1969.

     In May 1957, a destructiver tornado swept a wide path through south

central Missouri, and carried a away Bernard and Lona's house and barn. (The house had been built by Joseph Gill more than a hundred years before).  Lona and their two children were home at the time and narrowly escaped death or serious injury by going

into the fruit cellar only seconds before the storm hit.  Bernard was at work in Salem at the time.  He later received some of his papers from points as far away as Illinois. A cyclone had destroyed the Gill barn located on the same property on

February 19, 1888.

     After their home was destroyed, Bernard purchased a home and moved his family to Salem where they now reside.

     Bernard and Lona were the parents of two children...Robert Clark Gill,

born February 6, 1944, who now resides with his parents in Salem; and a

daughter, Marilyn Ann Gill, born February 1, 1946.  She was married to Albert Drake of Halfway, MO.  They had two sons--Alan Ray Drake, born August 30, 1968 and Brian Clark Drake, born June 26, 1971.

 

 

More About BERNARD CLARK GILL:

Burial: Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent County, MO

Occupation: Farmer-Const. Supt. Con.C

Parents (Facts Pg): s/James G. Gill-Cora Elizabeth Pemberton

Social Security Number: 487-20-3316

 

More About LONA PLANK:

Burial: Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent Co., MO

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Riley Leslie Plank-Dora Mae Butler

 

More About BERNARD GILL and LONA PLANK:

Marriage: April 18, 1942, Salem Baptist Parsonage-Rev.E.F. Shank

       

Children of BERNARD GILL and LONA PLANK are:

                   i.    ROBERT CLARK7 GILL, b. February 06, 1944, ST. LOUIS, MO.

 

Notes for ROBERT CLARK GILL:

Bob was awarded the Bronze Star for wounds received Jan 10, 1970 in Vietnam,

while serving as a radio operator during reconnaissance in Tay Ninh Province.

When his unit became engaged with a determined enemy force, with disregard

for his safety he moved forward to the point of heaviest contact and began

placing A heavy volume of suppressive fire on on the enemy positions. His

personal bravery and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest

 

traditioon of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself and

the USA......

     Bob grew up, as did most kids in his time, on the family farm.

 

 

More About ROBERT CLARK GILL:

Occupation: Asst. Manager Super Mkt.

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Bernard Clark Gill-Lona Plank

 

                  ii.    MARILYN ANN GILL, b. February 01, 1946, ST. LOUIS, MO; m. (1) ROBERT "BOBBY" WALKER; m. (2) JR. ALBERT DANE DRAKE, February 10, 1968.

 

Notes for MARILYN ANN GILL:

Marilyn like her brother, Bob, grew up on the family farm.

 

TO BE CONTINUED

 

 

More About MARILYN ANN GILL:

Occupation: Bookkeeper-Secretary

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Bernard Clark Gill-Lona Plank

 

More About JR. ALBERT DANE DRAKE:

Occupation: Frisco RR employee

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Albert Dane Drake-Gladys Felthoff

 

More About ALBERT DRAKE and MARILYN GILL:

Marriage: February 10, 1968

 

 

35.  DORIS LORENE6 GILL (JAMES GARFIELD5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1 GILL?) was born December 10, 1911 in Gill farm Dent Co., MO.  She married ARLEY MARSHALL DENT May 20, 1933.  He was born January 04, 1910 in Dent Farm, Dent's Ford, Dent Co., MO, and died June 1990 in Jefferson City,MO.

 

Notes for DORIS LORENE GILL:

Doris Lorene Gill is the daughter of James Garfield GILL and Cora

Elizabeth PEMBERTON.  She grew up on the family farm on the Meramec and attend

ed Gill School for eight years and then attended Salem High.  She has one sis-

ter, Waunie Ruth and one brother, Bernard Clark GILL.

     May 20, 1933, Arley Marshall DENT, son of Marshall and Ava Olivia Clinton

DENT took Doris Lorene GILL for his bride.  They lived on his home farm for

 

sometime for there their children were born.  James Marshall DENT born Nov.28, 1935 and Joanne Carole DENT, born Nov. 30, 1939, died March 23, 1963.

       They later moved to their Meramec farm in the Gill Community, where

they operated a Grade "A" dairy farm until the mid 1960s when they moved to Colorado.  Here they sold real estate and Doris managed an apartment complex. Arley had been so severely injured in the auto accident that killed their daughter, Joanne, in

1963 that he was no longer able to do hard physical work.

     Their children graduated from the University of Missouri and James

married Marilyn McLeod (8-7-58), the daughter of Dr. James D. and Charlotte McLeod.  Their children are Christie (11-5-61) and Catherine (Kate) (6-14-65).  They live in Jefferson City, MO where James had an insurance business until he too was killed in

a tragic auto accident on Christmas Eve (198?) near his parents home in Dent County.   Arley and Doris were ready to move to Jefferson City to be near Jame's family when the accident occurred.

     Joanne taught school in Hazelwood, MO until her death in an auto

accident.

     After Jimmy's death, Doris and Arley did move to Jefferson City where

they shared a duplex with Doris's sister, Waunie Ruth Gill JONES.

     Arley died June 11, 1990.  Waunie died Oct. 19, 1993.  Doris has moved

from the duplex she shared wiot Waunie; but, continues to live in Jefferson

City.

 

 

More About DORIS LORENE GILL:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/James G. Gill-Cora Elizabeth Pemberton

 

Notes for ARLEY MARSHALL DENT:

February 1952 Arley Dents complete six year building program on a 450 acre dairy farm in Mera mec Valley near Stone Hill, MO.  They had 59 head of Holstein cattle producing 400 pounds of milk per day.   (Arley's parents put he and his sister,Ava, through school with dairy cows).  Arley and Doris moved six years ago from the Marshall Dent farm near Mt. Dyke to the old John Carty  farm which cornered on the old Gill homeplace.

 

While they have dairy cows, calves pigs and a garden and other things that go well with a farm, they found that it is easier not to spread their activities too thin on too many projects.  Their garden yields enough food for Doris canning to keep them supplied most of the year.

 

 

 

More About ARLEY MARSHALL DENT:

Burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Salem, Dent Co., MO

Occupation: Farmer-R.E. Promoter

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Marshall Dent-Olivia Clinton

 

More About ARLEY DENT and DORIS GILL:

Marriage: May 20, 1933

       

Children of DORIS GILL and ARLEY DENT are:

                   i.    JAMES MARSHALL7 DENT, b. November 28, 1935, on Marshall Dent farm, Dents Ford; d. Killed in auto accident near Salem , Mo; m. MARILYN MCCLEOD, August 07, 1958.

 

Notes for JAMES MARSHALL DENT:

Jim attended Salem High School where he was one of B. Oscar Brown's outstanding FFA students.  He was awarded degree of State Farmer in 1952..

 

More About JAMES MARSHALL DENT:

Burial: Jeffrerson City. Cole CO., MO

Occupation: Insurance

Parents (Facts Pg): s/Arley Marshall Dent-Doris Lorene Gill

 

More About MARILYN MCCLEOD:

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Dr.J.A. McCleod-Charlotte ------

 

More About JAMES DENT and MARILYN MCCLEOD:

Marriage: August 07, 1958

 

                  ii.    JOANNE CAROLE DENT, b. November 30, 1939, Dent Co., MO; d. March 23, 1963, Terrible auto accident near Salem, MO.

 

Notes for JOANNE CAROLE DENT:

MISS JOANNE DENT, 23, KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION ON 72...."SALEM NEWS"...

     Miss Joanne Carole Dent, 23, popular young Dent Countian who has been

teaching the second grade in Hazelwood School in St. Louis County, was killed

instantly Saturday about noon in a headon collision just west of Salem, on

Highway 72.

     Her father, Arley Dent, was critically injured.  Driver of the other car,

Glendle Darrel Major, 22, also was hurt.

     The tragic accident occurred just minutes after Miss Dent had accepted

delivery on a new 1963 Chevrolet Corvair coach and while she and her father

were on a first ride.

     Highway Patrolman Dave Walker said that the 1952 Oldsmobile sedan driven

by Major was passing a car driven by Elmer Martin (the cars were

drag-racing...E.A.G.) on the hill near the Earl Radke home and that the Major

and Dent cars collided before Major could get back in the right lane.

     Prosecuting Attorney William Seay said that manslaughter charges would be

filed today (Monday) against Major.

     The impact of the collision crushed in the left side of the front of Miss

Dent's car, killinmg her instantly.  Her father suffered a fractured left leg,

fractures of both arms, and head and other injuries.  He underwent a 4-hour

operation Sunday afternoon in Deaconess Hoswpital in St. Louis and was

reported holding his own Monday morning.  He had not been told of his

daughter's death, relatives said.

     Major suffered a fractured right knee and cuts about the face.  He is in

Hart Hospital.

     Miss Dent was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1958. and the

University of Missouri at Columbia.  This was her second year of teaching in

the Hazelwood school system.  She was a member of the Order of Rainbow for

Girls and of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of the Gill Community.

     Services are planned for 3 pm Tuesday in the Spencer Chapel.  The Rev.

Virgil Parker will officiate.  Buriel will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

 

 

More About JOANNE CAROLE DENT:

Burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Salem Dent Co., MO

Comment: 1952, Joanne was active in Gill Community 4-H club, while a student at Gill School.  She was secretary of the Club.

Occupation: School Teacher

Parents (Facts Pg): d/Arley Marshall Dent-Doris Lorene Gill