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On 1891 census, living with parents in Wigston Magna

on 1901 census as navvy living with cousin in Hope street Myrtle place in Birmingham

On 1911 census a general labourer of Bullhead Street Wigston Magna 
Hougham, Stanley (I8210)
On 1891 census, living with parents in Wigston Magna

On 1901 census as shoe fitter of Wigston with parents

Is this the Maud who married a Tonks in 1926?

cannot find in 1911 census 
Hougham, Maud Beatrice R (I10591)
On 1900 census living with parents 
Hougham, Walter Elmer (I2996)
on 1901 census living with parents

on 1911 census living with parents 
Young, Charlotte Elizabeth (I19778)
on 1901 census living with parents

on 1911 census living with parents horseman 
Young, George Henry (I19775)
on 1901 census living with parents

on 1911 census living with parents 
Young, Henrietta Maria (I19780)
on 1901 census of 66 Princes Street Perth

On 1911 census a nurse at Oakwell Joint Hospital Birstall

A nurse in World War Two

died in military hospital.
Extract from war graves commission web page:-

In Memory of
Nursing Sister
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
who died on
Friday, 3rd March 1944. Age 52.
Additional Information: Daughter of Edward Valentine and Dorothy Huffam.
Commemorative Information
Cemetery: FULFORD CEMETERY, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference/
Panel Number: Sec. 2. Row I. Grave 2.

Location: Fulford is in the military area of the City of York, Fulford village being in Gate Fulford, a suburb of York, 188 miles north-west of London. The cemetery (formerly called Fulford Water Burial Ground) is close to the East side of the road from York to Selby.

3 feb 1923 Sailed Southampton to New York Arrived Ellis Island on board Olympic 7 feb 1923 (when did she return?)

28 August 1931 sailed Southampton to New York on the General Von Steuben

Arived Southampton aboard " Breman" from Cherbourg on 5 July 1931 Address Mansfield Road Berwick upon Tweed

Arived Glasgow aboard " California" from New York on 13 April 1932 Address Mansfield Road Berwick upon Tweed

29 July 1938 Sailed Liverpool to New York on the Samaria Arrival: 7 Aug 1938

Evacuation from France June 1940
Personal accounts by nursing sisters
Elizabeth Clara Marjorie Huffam was born on 2nd July 1891 in Perth, Scotland. She trained as a nurse at Leeds General Infirmary between 1914 and 1917. Her account of the last days at No.4 Casualty Clearing Station is one of the most descriptive and vibrant in the collection, despite her comment below about being 'no writer.' Elizabeth Huffam did not survive the war, dying in Yorkshire on March 3rd, 1944. 58 General Hospital Ormskirk Lancs Feb. 12th 1941 Dear Miss Russell, Please forgive the delay in getting the enclosed written for you. Chepstow became very busy my last two weeks there, as many measles came and some seriously ill, then of course on arriving here – the assembling of Camp Kit and Tropical has taken up much time – so many things becoming more scarce as time goes on. I do hope this is the type of thing Miss Jones wishes – I’m no ‘writer’ as you will realize. Anyhow I wouldn’t have missed France and all its varied experiences for worlds – and now am delighted to be going away again, where our training and years of experience may help in any form “over there” probably in various fevers peculiar to the locality. The unit is made up of exceedingly nice people and I know we’ll all pull well together – Miss Taylor and Miss Ellis are so understanding. You people at the Head of Things must have to work very hard – indeed I just can’t think how you do it and manage so many thousands, so thoroughly well. We think of you much more that you might realize! Please give my very kind regards to Miss Jones, and I wish you all a safe and happy future. Sincerely, Elizabeth Huffam No.4 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION Miss E. C. M. Huffam, Q.A.I.M.N.S. Reserve EVACUATION OF THE 4TH C.C.S., B.E.F. 1940 April, a glorious hot month, the woods full of wild flowers, many we did not recognise – whole carpets of wild anemones and the roadsides just a blaze of yellow with large honey scented cowslips. One Friday afternoon towards the end of the month, the C.O. of the Motor Ambulance Corps sent his car to take as many Sisters as were off duty for a real car run. We decided to visit Chateau Thierry and see the lovely American 1916-18 War Memorial. High over the hill, looking down on the town, a wide, and very impressive memorial, so friendly and clean in the sunshine. Three of us had gone that day and were walking quietly through the main street looking really for shoe shops – hoping to buy summer slippers, when a very charming, gay young French lady came just behind and said, “Sisters – English Sisters, Oh where have you come from and are you come to stay? And do please come and have tea with me”. Well, we felt slightly shocked, as we, Hush – Hush – never told strangers who or what we were. She smiled so joyfully and laughingly said, “No, don’t tell me. My sister is a Q.A. and is in Dieppe*, only do come and have tea”. We went gladly and made friends. She was so full of life and aged 25, had married a real Frenchman while studying at the Lycée in Paris. He was an officer with his Regiment near the Maginot Line. She was teaching English in a large school and had a delightful flat in the American Memorial Creche building. We thoroughly enjoyed that day and promised to come again – Alas, we did not see her again, but were able to send her books and she did the same. Very shortly after that wonderful day, the ‘Balloon’ in soldier slang went up. Up, in real earnest. The first we knew of it in our own area was a phone message at 2 a.m. when the Theatre Sister on call came to each of us and said, “There’s an air-raid warning”. We jumped up and dressed, seized tin hats, respirators, camp-chair and rug and went down to the cellar. The town’s “Waillie Winnie” went off as we were chatting, so we came up from below to find two Gendarmes in a clear square and no-one going to the “Cave”. The pink May trees were in full bloom, and the white. Many people came to the balconies and looked out, otherwise we were the only people dressed and on the alert. Within an hour the “All clear” went, so we made tea and decided the dawn had been worth seeing – when again the telephone rang and at the same time the guns began firing and five German planes came low over the Mess. We heard heavy bombs drop somewhere up the road and as soon as a lull came from overhead, we went to the hospital to find all was well, and to be thoroughly scolded by the Commanding Officer for not remaining under cover. We scurried back and had breakfast at 6 a.m. and waited for the second “Allclear” which came at 7.40 a.m. So we sailed forth to face the day feeling we were in for dear Lord knows what. Still we paid our Club subscription to the local Tennis Club – brick-dust courts – thinking it only an incident as we’d had planes over before. But daily at 4.45 a.m. the German Patrol came over. They came in groups of eleven, thirteen, seventeen and did all the damage they could. Then naturally the casualties came pouring in, shrapnel wounds, mostly Air Force – many severely burnt. A large convoy of the 51st Division from the Maginot area came, then work was all that mattered – no-one even thought of off duty. The orderlies were magnificent – the M.Os. worked ceaselessly, and the Sisters, bless them, were there at every turn. Electricity went off – gas cut off – they got hot drinks, big dressings done by Primus Stoves, the theatre going regardless of Jerry’s night or day raids. He took a fancy to call every two hours when we tried to get the ambulance train loaded with very serious cases for the base, however often he came. When it looked impossible, the M.A.C. brought the patients back to the hospital while the train drew off to a siding. This game of put and take went on for 36 hours, but we got all patients off and on the train without incident – beat Jerry to it, and beat him well. He came that day as usual at 4.45 a.m. and we had, while the ambulances were being loaded for the third time in 12 hours, refilled with very badly wounded officers and men. Jerry came again and flew low over all. The ambulances were lined up, drivers, orderlies, medical officers, none had been off duty at all for full 24 hours – the chronic grumblers never thought up one single moan, all were kindly and helpful. Britishers at bay, to do their utmost against wretched odds. One miserable half hour, when all were keyed up, one Irish orderly looking up to the sky, murmured quietly, “Cobber Kain we need you” (he had been a patient – measles). Like Jessie’s dream at Lucknow, came the drone of our very own Squadron. An officer called “Hold on there for a minute” and at the end of those very 60 seconds, the entire sky was ours, and the Ambulance Train was filled up with the normal peace time amount of comfort and smooth running. The Sisters were told to pack and be on the train – the same train – by noon prompt. So when the worst cases had been given the helpful Hypdermic’s of Morphia and the operating theatre cleared and Emergency Panniers packed, the Sisters raced to their Mess, 10 mins. down the avenue, packed – ate their stew from the tin plates prepared by two good orderlies, packed their personal kit, help pack the Mess kit and got to the train. Got in with two American lady refugees – Lady Beattie and Mrs Benson from Rheims, where they had just opened a wonderful officers’ club, and had been told to go quickly and join the Sisters of the 4th C.C.S. We met in the train and were just making friends when “Wailing Winnie” wailed to some purpose, and overhead Jerry was sending down some boomps – boomps. Back came our own and chased them, just as we had feared they had us well into focus, and away puffed No.5 Ambulance Train. The Sisters in the train were the first we had seen during our months in France so we felt very drawn to them and found they looked so fresh and young. This Ambulance Train got us to Chateau Thierry about evening but the French people would have none of us. They daren’t and were trembling when they saw our men in uniform, as they were convinced Les Boche would follow Les Anglais immediately. They did. And the town had its first air-raid that very night – a severe one. The official interpreter got us billets 2 kilos away – two per tiny cottage, sharing double beds. We retired very early, all abed by 9 p.m. as we were very tired, and once more 3 a.m. Les Boche with heavy bombs, one just near – the next field to our surrounds. It was there we actually became soldiers, and threw ourselves flat in ditches and under hedges whenever Jerry came overhead. There too we realized the value of tin hats. The orderlies and a few officers were camped in a barn, and while wandering almost from door to door trying to purchase eggs for a picnic lunch, one orderly said, “Gee Sister a whole franc each, I can show you where to get them for nothing”. The officers found having Sisters rather a strain – the bombing was often so very close, and one said he would never face home if a Sister became a corpse while under his care. June 1st saw us on the road among the thousands of refugees, arrived at Villeneuve sur Seine and stayed at the Bois Robeire. The officers had the small Chateau, the Sisters – the groom's flat over the stables, a small dark funny little flat, with attic ceiling – no water laid on, but easily carried from the farmyard well. No German planes had been there at all and it was utter peace, in wonderful weather. We had a wireless set and listened to the fall of Belgium, and the heroic work of Dunkirk. It was here, three Sisters feeling rested and grateful for peaceful nights realized some of the officers had lost all their kit and had worn their underwear in the heat long enough, so offered to become laundry maids.** The offer was most gratefully accepted and their clothes dried in the hot sunshine while they waited. The old-fashioned flat irons proved most useful, as did the Beatrice oil stoves. All our food was cooked on those. Twice Lady Benson helped mend and darn for the men folks. We stayed in this glorious spot for a week, gathering wild strawberries by the basketful, and swimming daily in the Seine. On the Sunday morning of the 3rd June we were up at 5 a.m. and away on the road joining a large British Air Force convoy, some 10 kilos away, and this well organised convoy got safely through Blois-sur-Loire and on to Bauge. No billets were available but a small chateau put ready and waiting for evacuee children from Paris allowed us to sleep on the floors, and the men folk in the grounds. This place hardly knew there was a war on at all, and was like a quiet English town in summer. Two nights we halted – going to a village tavern for one main meal. The stoves again were used to feed the company, and proved so worthwhile. Two days later in early evening Sisters closed into an ambulance and we moved again to Chateau du Loire, and through 4 kilos from Chateau du Loire we camped in a large wood on the banks of the Lois, a smaller swiftly flowing stream. Though close to the main road the tents were so deep in the wood no-one noticed them, but the German planes were over and dropped many bombs here all around the camp day and night. Trenches were dug and everyone realized that any light would show and the entire convoy suffer. The Lois was clean and wonderful again for swimming. The Sisters had four tents at a secluded corner near the farm, and had all meals out of doors, once more getting socks to wash etc. A healthy enjoyable week was spent though an anxious one as no letters were getting through and the rumours were that England was suffering (Fifth Columnist work evidently). While there we visited Vendome Le Mans and called on No.9 General, the first Q.A.I.M.N.S. Mess we had known in France. On June 13th we again packed and the tents were struck, moved off early afternoon. The roads round Angers were impassable with refugees. The last of our group to get through saw havoc done from the air among civilians where panic was rife. Arriving outside Nantes late, there was again no billets, so the C.O. took a field – the Maire of the village had only one. We slept in ambulances that night, 5 in one, four in the other, and at dawn Jerry came over. A night watchman from the factory 50 yds over the hedge screamed at us to go away and we found it was a munition factory which might be hit in trying to hit the British, so we had to gather up and dress and get off quickly. June 14th we drew up by the roadside and watched convoys of French armoured cars, civilians trekking again in terror. The Boche were just behind, we ate Ration biscuits and bully beef and wondered. At 4 p.m. 15th June a dispatch rider came with a letter – Sisters into one ambulance and drive like the wind to La Baule. We all packed in and arrived at La Baule about 5 p.m., where we were made welcome, given tea with No.4 General – allowed to have baths, and given beds for the night. Just getting sleepy when the alert went – off down to the shelter, later back to bed. Next day we were advised to purchase rations for three days. In the tea hour 4 o’clock, we were hurried to the station – train in – wounded were being embarked, all settled in – train moved off when Boomph, Boomph, bombs and machine guns – hectic time. Waited at St. Nazaire, train all ready alongside for the boat. Got on board, sent down below and told to hide ourselves – terrific barrage. Sometime later the Dorsetshire moved off, many ambulances coming by road with serious cases were severely bombed but got through. On board we were given real meals in a dining saloon – very delicious food and served by native stewards. Many went on night duty, many put down for day duty next a.m. Five of our C.C.S. did duty all the way over. The first night was calm, restful, very comfortable steady going. The second night 11.30 p.m. Jerry came over and dropped three horrible bangs. Order was given to dress and be ready for the boats – we did. All was silence, kindly, helpful, noble women. 100 in one room and not a murmur. Then 15 minutes later orders came “All’s well, return to bed.” Chatter and Bug!! Everyone kept the fat friendly life-belt on. We were enormously grateful to the Navy. There was the Hospital ship seemingly alone as far as the eye could see on the water, but exactly 7 minutes after the first bomb dropped the British Navy was alongside us – it was thrilling. Nothing but peaceful calm sailing next day and into Southampton safely at 10 o’clock, where buses met the ship to take us to comfortable hotels. We were given railway warrants to our homes and could draw money – wonderful organisation. Someone had certainly thought of everything. Hats off to the British Army. * A note in the margin says ‘Sister of a Miss Jones from Wales. This Miss Jones was Home for some weeks on sick leave in Feb-March'. ** Note in the margin says ‘Laundry-maids, Miss Hardwick, Trethewey and Huffam'. © CROWN COPYRIGHT: THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WO222/2143

left £500 8s 10d 
Huffam, Elizabeth Clara Margery (I760)
On 1911 census living with parents 
Huffam, Irene Constance (I772)
on 1911 census living with parents 
Hougham, Annie (I20213)
160 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I10778)
Partnership, trade and business carried on by Elizabeth Stower and Joseph Huffam, of Tooley-street, Southwark, stationers, ship chandlers and rag merchants (under the firm of Stower and Huffam) was dissolved Nov. 9, 1797. The businesss in the future to be carried on by Mess. William Stower and John Huffam (London Gazette 21 Nov 1797)

A Stationer and Ships Chandler of 236 Tooley Street in partnership with a Mr Van

His cousin Seymour used to jest about him being a rag merchant of Rotherhithe

This is the last will and testament of me Joseph Huffam now residing at Colchester in the County of Essex made this twenty fourth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty one I give devise and bequeath direct and appoint all and every my real personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate and over which I have any disposing power unto my dear wife Sarah Huffam her heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely and I appoint my said dear wife executrix of this my will I revoke all former wills and codicils at any time before by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written (JH) signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Huffam as and for his last will and testament in our presence and in token whereof we have in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses thereof George Whiting No 5 Duke street New London Bridge Mary King servant to Mr Whiting same place.

In the prerogative court of Canterbury in the goods of Mr Joseph Huffam deceased appeared personally George Whiting of No 5 Duke Street London Bridge in the County of Surrey gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last will and testament of Joseph Huffam of Provident Place Colchester in the County of Essex gentleman deceased bearing date the twenty fourth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty one now hereunto annexed and he further made oath that on the twenty fourth day of July aforesaid the said testator duly executed his said will by signing his name at the foot or and thereof in the presence of this xxx and of Mary King Spinster the other subscribed witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and this xxxx and the said Mary King thereupon attested and subscribed the said will in the presence of the said testator and of each other George Whiting on the seventeenth day of August 1843 the said George Whiting was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me John Danbany xx at xx notary Public

Proved at London the 19thAugust 1843 before the worshipful Augustus Frederick Bairford Doctor of Laws and surrogate by the oath of Sarah Huffam widow the relict to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer 
Huffam, Joseph (I586)
162 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I27568)
Sarah was born on March 2, 1923, to Walter and Helen Hand Hufham of Morehead City. She later attended Montreat Junior College and graduated from Furman University with a degree in home economics. After working in Atlanta for two years, Sarah returned to Carteret County to serve as the librarian at Charles F. Wallace School. Marriage to Luther Hamilton Jr. and a stint as a Navy wife took her away from home but she returned to become librarian at Morehead City High School and West Carteret High School until her retirement in 1980. Sarah was a member of First United Methodist Church, an active member of the Democratic Party and a volunteer with the N.C. Coastal Federation, Hospice, Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center. She will be remembered for her love of books and learning.
Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband, Luther; her parents, Walter and Helen Hufham; sisters, Mary Etta Pickard and Helen Harvey; and brother, Douglas Hufham. She will be missed by friends, nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren. 
Hufham, Sarah Ann (I10006)
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Search Terms: HUFHAM (7)
Database: North Carolina Death Records, 1993-96
Combined Matches: 7

Date of Birth: August 28, 1893
Death Date: May 22, 1993
Sex: Female
Race: White
Age: 99 Years
Place of Occurance: , Columbus, North Carolina
Place of Residence: . Columbus, North Carolina
Hospital: Nursing and Rest Homes
Marital Status: Widowed
Attendant: Physician
Mode of Burial: Burial in state
State of Birth: North Carolina
Social Security Number: 239583451
Fathers Surname: HUFHAM
Place of Injury:

Star News 05/24/1993
Mrs. Bertha Hufham VanLandingham, 99, formerly of Wilmington died at Premier Living, Lake Waccamaw.
She was the daughter of the late Armlin and Agnes Boney Hufham of Chadbourn and the widow of C.G. VanLandingham.
Mrs. Vanlandingham attended the Baptist Female Academy in Raleigh, majoring in music. She taught public school music in the New Hanover Schools, and ended her 38 years teaching career as a principle at Winter park Elementary School.
The Vanlandinghams were charter members of the Temple Baptist Church in Wilmington, and members of the First Baptist Church in Wilmington.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday, May 24, 1993, at 3 p.m. by Tim Howard, in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.
A service of Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Hufham, Bertha (I1988)
She is mentioned in her father's will proved in 1571 
Filmer, Benedicta (Bennet) (I16005)
she was calledd Nellie.Also listed in Ancestral File AFN: 3LJW-4D as Ellen (Nellie) Nash.
Burial may have been in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho. Check this.

she was calledd Nellie.Also listed in Ancestral File AFN: 3LJW-4D as Ellen (Nellie) Nash.
Burial may have been in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho. Check this. 
Nash, Ellen Davis (Nellie) (I11588)
167 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I23288)
Some random notes I don't want to lose, so will put here until I find a better place for them.
June 12, 1978. I am going to Virginia next week with Boughan's, where they want to do some genealogy research on Si's lines, whose's ancestors came from there many years ago. We went in a 72 Camper Van and had a 14' travel trailer with supplies so we would'nt have to stop in motels and would do most of our own cooking. Leonard and Robert didn't go as they were working.
Clinton and I returned from our mission in Peru on the 29th of Aug 1986.
Clinton and I went on our mission to Mexico, which was from 1 Oct 1981 to 1 Oct 1982. Our first six weeks were spent at the missionary training center in Provo and we were sent to Caborca on the 8th of Dec. 1981. We were there several months, then sent to Guaymas on the 30th of June 1982 where we were the remainder of our mission.
In 1987 we visited Schultz's in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jack and Betty were there too. Jack was helping build the garage into bedrooms, etc.
I was set apart as the Visiting Teacher Coordinator on the Relief Society board on Tuesday, Sept 1, 1987.
June 19, 1992. A thank you note from Linda, for the quilting I had done on the quilt for a home decorating shop.
About 1992 we visited Hurley and Elaine in Calif.
15 Jan 1993. I was asked to be the assistant Sunday School teacher of the Gospel Doctrine class and give the lesson every other week. Brother Hudson was the regular teacher and had been called to another position, and asked to be released from the SS class. They told me they would get someone else to take the class every other week if I liked. I said no, I thought I could do it each week, and taught it seven years before I moved to Oasis St.
30 June 1994 Trip to Redmesa. We left Mesa about 1:30 p.m. and counted about 557 miles to LaVerne's place, and used around 18 1/2 gallons of gas. (at about $1.10-1.22 per gallon.)
Sunday, 30 July 30, 1995 we were in Aurora Colorado visiting Dan and Lois and their family.
July 7, 1994. Dad, myself and LaVerne went to the Redmesa reunion from
LaVerne's. We got to her place July 6, and returned July 8.
Dec. 1994. From Albuquerque, NM. Nice Thanksgiving- lovely dinner prepared by Mom for Jim. (A rush trip for Jim and Stephanie's wedding which was the 23rd of November, 1994.)
18 Feb 1998. I was set apart as the teacher in the Gospel Doctrine Class in the new Centerview Ward. I had been teaching the class for several years in the Mesa 2nd Ward, a total of about 8 years in the two wards.
Thursday, Oct 22, 1998. A trip to the Pratt Reunion in SLC and to visit Linda and family and see their new home in Spanish Fork, Utah. Carol and I left Mesa for Heber, and stayed with Dawna and Frank overnight. There Dawna and Wendy joined us and we went on in Dawna's Van via Holbrook, ((rigt large N. I 40 and N on 77) thru the Navajo Indian Reservation (Turn R onto 15) Mini Farms and Chinley to the Four Corners, to Bluff, Blanding and Monticello, Utah #191.

Winnifred Joan Monrad and Marian Kathleen Monrad were sealed to, and I married to, Lewis Clinton Burnham on 18 Sep 1940.

I am grateful for a mother who wrote my history from my birth until about 12 years of age. I will start this story with a few of the experiences of my life over the first 3-4 years, where my memory doesn’t go.

Our home was on a ranch near Bingham, in the mountains near Salt Lake City. My father had been sick and went to his mother’s place in the city. My mother went in to nurse him, and on Saturday, the 28th of November, feeling better, he left for the ranch. About 10:30 that night, mother called for Nurse Leatham to come. About 5:40 in the morning, Sunday November 29, 1914, I was born, into a cold, snowy world. The nurse stayed until about 8 a.m., and on leaving said she would call mother’s sister Lottie to come and take care of us. She forgot to call, and about 11 a.m. Sister Silver, the Relief Society President came to see how things were. She found no fire or breakfast, and quickly got a fire going and breakfast for the mother and two older sisters, and called Aunt Lottie, who came and took over as quickly as possible. I was 10 days old before my father saw me, and he left again the next morning.

On the 30th of December my father came to take us back to the ranch. He left with the loaded wagon at 7 a.m. and mother started soon after on the Murray car. Aunt Lottie had come on the 6 a.m. bus to help get the three children to Midvale by 9 am, to meet my father. It was bitter cold, but by her going on the car, it saved about 14 miles of the slow open drive in the horse drawn wagon. Friends of the Canon Ward had brought a wool bed quilt for us to wrap up in, in the wagon. We got to Midvale by 9 o’clock, but my father didn’t arrive until 11 a.m. We had 19 more miles to go.

Quoting from my book: “The snow lay deep on the ground with a sparkling top coat of frost, dazzling in the sun across the open stretch of country as far as the eye could see, and a keen breeze made the air bitter cold. Our cow was at Murray. Papa got out to get her and he walked 16 miles to drive her and keep warm. So I had to drive and try to keep my babies covered too. At 2 o’clock we turned into a ranch house and asked to get warm and for me to make you dry and comfortable. They gave us all a drink of warm milk. We could not remain many minutes. From then on the horses just crawled along. All three of you settled to sleep for a little way, for your next little sister was but a baby of 17 months old, and big sister Effie but 4 years. You and Marian were in my arms and Effie leaning across me. I couldn’t make the horses go, nor could I very well keep you all covered. But all disagreeable things have an end, and our ride did about 8 p.m. We were cold, tired, and hungry, and thankful to have beds and shelter for the night.”

Another quote, from our ranch life: “When Papa is gone three nights of the week and we are alone with the stock, miles from everybody, I depend almost entirely on the milk for our food, so I must get the cows. We don’t feed them much, so they wander a long way up and Canyon and even when they don’t go so far, they are in the rugged oak shrubs, and it is difficult to find and drive them, besides the climbing up and down of mountain and Canyon. I was afraid to leave you three babies home unguarded, or to leave you with a fire for warmth, or without a fire to warm you. So I mostly took you along in my arms, and the others dragging beside, sometimes little Marian on my back, and sometimes either Effie or I carrying a gun of about 8 lbs. Weight. Of course you did not know any thing of this, but you were at times very spunky, and increased our difficulty many fold.”

It was several moths before I was blessed, and received my name officially. Another quote: “We lived miles from the nearest meetinghouse and 33 from our own Ward. The snow stayed in the mountains long after the city and plains were clear, so it was months before we could get out to have you blessed. On June 6th it was a beautiful morning, the snow gone except still capping the mountain tops higher up, the sun shining on hill sides carpeted with flowers of all colors, although mostly blue and yellow. As the crow flies we lived 7 miles from Bingham, but we had to drive in almost a complete circle to get there, going as far from it at first to circle round canyons and railroad embankments to get there. We decided it was the nearest place to go. At 8 a.m. we all started in the light wagon with both horses, it was our first outing since leaving the city with you. We arrived at the home of the Bishop at 1:15 p.m., and then found that there was no meeting until evening, as the miners worked all day Sunday. But Bishop J. R. Wright of Bingham Ward, Jordan Stake, and Papa officiated. Papa blessed you. You cried for me the whole time, drowning Papa’s voice. You had never seen anyone but us, and very little of Papa. The Bishop’s wife served us with cake and a drink, but you would not be appeased. We left at 2 p.m., reaching home again at 7 p.m.”

“About this same time Papa had traded our Salt Lake property for some at Lehi. He needed me to go to the city to sign the deeds, so before daylight one morning we got up and drove from the ranch to Murray, for me to catch the 10:30 interurban train. I took you on the train with me, leaving Papa and the two girlies to wait in Murray for my return. No doubt the cold air of our early mountain drive filled you with colic, added to that your natural spunky disposition, plus your fear of strangers. You just screamed every bit of the way when I boarded the train. I paced up and down the rear of the car with you, to no avail. Passengers watched; some looked cross, some pitiful. One lady came to us when we reached the city and as we got off she put her hand kindly on my shoulder and said, “Poor baby, poor Mother”. These four words and kindly action almost caused me to break right down. The little business I had come to do was prolonged by your crying, just long enough for me to miss my return car, so I had two hours to kill time with you, then got back to Papa by 3 p.m., oh so tired, but you asleep at last. All the lunch was eaten, so I had to go hungry until we got home at 7 p.m.”

Later, after we had moved into a house: “ I had a peculiar experience. It had no windows and was on marshy ground, very undesirable. I was worried and almost ill, we were almost destitute. One evening at dusk I laid you down in bed, then put Effie and Marian in the other bed, wheeled your buggy out of the room, then came and laid down beside you, not to sleep, but think. In a little while a very bright light entered the room, came around by the foot of the beds and stopped. It showed me the baby buggy with my baby in it - dead. My beds almost filled the room, there was just room to walk between the two of them. I knew I had wheeled the buggy out and laid you all in bed, yet there was the buggy plain enough. There was no train, or vehicle, or even a window to a street to cause that light, and I was wide awake. I felt beside me; you were there. I felt across in the other bed, Effie and Marian were there. All were sleeping. Then I went to feel the buggy, but as I put my hand there, it went into space and the light disappeared. That meant something to me. My Heavenly Father was speaking. I pondered over it. In the morning I looked at my babies and saw what in my anxiety of events I had not noticed. My two little babies were faded to shadows. No wonder you were cross and fretty, and wee Marian quietly drooping. I had been anxious about Marian, and had arranged for a quart of mild a day for her, as our cow was dry. We had no money and scant poor food supply.
I had you continually nursing at my breast day and night, wearing me out, yet never satisfied. I saw. I went at once and arranged for another quart of milk daily for you. It was none too much, but from then on you both began to get well and build up. So our Father in Heaven was very kind to speak to me like that.” - - - “After a few weeks Bishop Fjeld came and moved us into a better house. Now I found that under these better conditions you were as sweet and pretty and happy as any other wee girlie I ever knew. You crawled about contentedly, and though not walking, yet you climbed lots. Sometimes you fell, other times you cried to be lifted from your dangerous places. Your little gums got swollen with hard blue blisters and your teeth wanted to come but couldn’t. You suffered severely for weeks, until I finally got a razor and carefully lanced them. At once you had a row or pearly teeth. A letter came from Papa one day asking me to mail the gun to him. I emptied it as I supposed and took it to the Post Office.
They told me to take it home and take it apart and wrap in sackcloth. I went back and with you sitting in your buggy beside me, proceeded to take it apart. Right in line of you, I opened it, a deafening report sounded by me, a room full of smoke or lime dust, a fall of dust from the ceiling onto you. For one second I was dazed, then I realized. There was a hole in the roof. You were safe, but how near to death only your guardian angel knew. I had never had your baby picture taken, as of the others. These incidents made me eager to have it done, so I took you with your sisters and got one done.”

Mother’s health got worse, and Aunt Lottie came from California to take care of us. After a long illness she was a little stronger and the doctor told her that she needed to be in a warmer climate in order to live, not expecting her to live long enough to reach Arizona, where she determined to go. The Lord helped her, and we left Utah in August of 1916, arriving in some of the worst summer heat. Mother called the stake president, Pres.
LeSueur, who took us to a place where we could live until we got situated in our own place, in North Evergreen. Mother wrote that Papa came to visit us a few days at the end of October, and I didn’t know him.

Here is where my earliest memories start. Evergreen Acres is now the area around University to 8th Street, and Center Street to about Grand Ave or the next one west, in Mesa. I was a little less than two years of age when we moved from Salt Lake City where I was born, to Mesa, in August 1916. Our house was on the 2nd acre west of Center Street, probably on what would now be 8th Street, on the north side of the road. Walter and Paul Jones lived in the house east of us, on the corner lot, and the neighbors on the west were named Carter, we called the man Grandpa Dooley Carter. He and his wife came over one evening when a big summer storm was in progress. I was sitting on neighbor grandpa Carter’s lap, telling him some sort of long story, (unusual for me,) when lightening flashed and a loud clap of thunder crashed through the room. I was scared and thought he must have had something to do with it, and the story was suddenly ended. I wouldn’t say another word.

I remember one day my mother was hanging out washing in our fenced in back yard where she kept a mean milk cow. I stepped through the fence to go out to her, and the cow came running at me, caught me between her two horns, and ran me into the fence, winding me. Mother came running to my rescue, chased the cow away, and helped me into the house, where I was fine except for a few small scrapes.

Another evening a neighbor was in our front yard with my father and his motor cycle, checking out the ignition system, or something they wanted to refine or fix. The grass was quite dry under foot, and when they tried to start it up, it sparked, the sparks fell on the dry grass, starting a small blaze, which began to spread. They got down rolling around to put it out, and the neighbor’s beard caught fire, which had to be put out. The fires on the beard and grass were quickly extinguished, but we children watching, thought it a great joke, laughing at the antics of the poor fellow.

On Sunday’s we walked a little over a mile to the First Ward Chapel, on Center Street about half a block south of Main St. Bishop Isaac Dana was the Bishop, and his wife Fanny, a dear soul and friend to all.

When I was about 3 ½ years old, on the 8th of June 1918, I had a baby brother enter the family. They named him Nephi Hurley, Nephi for my father Nephi, and Hurley for my mother, her maiden name.

I loved to climb, and would climb to the top of just about anything available, then would not see how I could get down, and would scream for help. I don’t remember this particular incident, but mother tells that once when the stake and ward Relief Society officers had come to have a prayer circle for her, I climbed a chicken wire on a shed, then when about 6 feet high, screamed to be helped down. I guess I was too young to be embarrassed over it.

I have always loved flowers. I remember one day I saw a lot of poppy petals that had fallen to the ground. Wanting to prolong their beauty, I picked a lot of them up and arranged them into little four petaled flowers along the row.

In 1919 mother had been ill and Aunt Lottie came to help. It was decided we would go back to Utah where Aunt Lottie could help, where she had good work as a dressmaker and seamstress. In June when Hurley was a year old, we went to Salt Lake City where we stayed with my grandparents a few weeks until my mother could get a home for us on Garfield Ave., about 11-13 blocks from where my grandparents lived.

Aunt Daisy came to stay with us a few weeks that fall. My cousin Alton Merkley was about a year younger than myself, and we played and fought together, but enjoyed each other. On the 2nd of Oct. Aunt Daisy had a little baby brother for Alton to play with. They named him Darrell. We celebrated Alton’s birthday on the 16th, and they left for their home in Idaho soon after.

The cold weather came. One morning when we got up, we found the water pipes had frozen. Effie and Marian were at school, so mother sent me to Grandpa’s to borrow a blowtorch to help thaw out the pipes. I got it OK and started home, clutching it in my arms. The streets were covered with snow and ice. Stepping down from the curb to cross the street near a service station, I slipped and fell into the snow bank and was struggling to get up with my load, when one of the men working at the Service Station came and helped me up and offered to take me home in the company pickup. I thankfully accepted his offer, and at home they got the water running again.

Spring of 1920 came. Aunt Lottie took us on walks to nearby places, to Liberty Park, or other places. In the summer we went to the park to watch the fireworks displays and celebrate summer activities. We also had rides on the merry-go-round, boat rides and other fun things.
On Sunday’s we went to the new Wells Ward. I remember the first Sunday there, when all the older people marched out to go to their classes after the opening exercises, I sat there watching everyone I knew go out of the room, leaving me feeling like a complete stranger entirely alone. The class teacher finally got us interested in something, and it wasn’t too bad. My older sister finally came and got me when time to go home.

Mother’s doctor told her that she couldn’t stand another winter in Utah, so she decided to move back to Mesa. September came and the deal hadn’t been finalized, so I started school, going with Marian, who had started the year before, to the Whittier School. Before the end of the month we left for Mesa, getting there on the first of October, in what seemed like real summer heat. I started in the first grade at the Irving school, only a few blocks from our home, which was at 120 North Morris St.

Aunt Daisy had told us that she would send us a Christmas tree from their ranch in Idaho, but it didn’t get to us until the day after Christmas. In the mean time, we got a green bush and decorated it and had a wonderful Christmas, with a great make-do tree.

In 1921 around the first of the year, they formed a new ward, the Third, and we were transferred from the First to the new Third Ward. They were remodeling the old tabernacle building they had formerly used for a tabernacle for the two wards, to make a new building for the Third Ward to meet in. Until it was ready for us to use, we met in the building that later was called the Mezona, a huge building on Main Street a little east of North Morris St. where we lived. I remember not only going to church meetings there, but also to bazaars, conferences, and other entertainments. The building was later used as a dance hall, where in our later teen years we went to the Friday night dances, which were the biggest and best attended dances in the entire metropolitan area. Young people came from all the towns around, including Phoenix. We had a live dance band and lots of fun. Later we also went to a Saturday night dance at the Fourth Ward, or Alma Ward, but it was not nearly as good. It was held outdoors on the large cement “Sunday parking lot” and basketball court other days, waxed up slick.

To get back to the 1920’s, they got our Third Ward building made over, and we enjoyed many activities there for the next several years, besides our church meetings. At school I took part in a May Day program, also in one at the church.

In February 1922 Grandma and Grandpa made plans to build two rooms on the front of our house so they could spend most of their winters in our wonderful climate. Their kitchen area was on the north side of the house, and the bedroom and bath on the south side, with a porch in between, with a front door into our house in the porch part.

On the first of April our Ward went on a big picnic on the desert south of Gilbert or Chandler. This was an annual event, going out east near Double Knolls or Twin Buttes one year, and other desert locations. It was always a lot of fun, with picnic lunches and games and sports and even a little hiking.

We all loved to go swimming. In July after such a day at the pool, I had a high fever that night, and by the next night my neck was swollen like mumps. It was treated for mumps, but it did not respond.

In June Uncle Lavern and Aunt Daisy had moved to Mesa with their family. On the 4th of July Uncle Lavern took us all to the river for a picnic, and that evening we had some fire-
Works. Four months later the swelling on my neck was still resisting treatment.

In November 1922 I turned eight years old, and we went to the 2nd Ward for the baptismal date on the 2nd of December. There were several of us to be done, including the Westover twins and one or two others. We got to the 5 o’clock appointment, and there was no one there to perform the baptisms. While waiting there, one of the group mentioned that some of the priest youth were at the school grounds nearby playing ball, and maybe they could get one of them to come and perform the baptisms. Someone went there, and got Elijah Cecil Allen, who came readily and performed the ceremonies. It was a cold day, and it was hurriedly done, no service was held. On the next day, Sunday the 3rd, Brother Frank T. Pomeroy confirmed me at church.

The Merkley family spent Christmas day with us, and we went there for New Year. Following Christmas the others all got mumps but I didn’t, yet I still had the big swelling.

In 1923 Aunt Nellie, with our cousin Martha, came to visit us in the spring, spending February with us. Our cousin Darrell was having problems, and had to be taken to the hospital. Later he went to the Primary Children’s hospital in Salt Lake City, and spent many months there, trying to help a situation with his back. In May I was able to help in the spring school program in braiding the Maypole. In the summer we went swimming in the canal, when Uncle Lavern took us to the big Arizona Eastern Canal. We also swam often in the smaller canal near to home, from which the water in the ditch back of our yard came, sometimes walking to the big irrigation water pump that brought icy cold water straight out of the ground into a shallow cement lined passage into the canal, and it didn’t take long to get cooled off and return home. A number of times we walked over to the temple grounds where we watched the progress of the building of the temple, sometimes taking food and having a picnic nearby. At Halloween we had a big costume party, with a houseful of neighbors and friends, and had a real good time.

In November of 1923, after 18 months, my neck was still obstinately resisting treatment. Dr Brown wanted to lance it, but mother didn’t want to have it cut, so she had me administrated to again. Brother Pomeroy blessed me that it would get well and the trouble entirely leave my system. However, in the meantime it was drawing up into one place, but was like a row of baseballs from one ear almost completely to the other. Mother thought that a chiropractor might be able to help my neck condition clear up, and she felt like after a few treatments he began to bring the lumps from the inside out.

March of 1924, when on the Stake picnic to the desert west of Chandler, we all went and had a good time, except that riding on the back of the large truck we rode on going and coming, my neck got a real painful bump, which hurt most of the afternoon. By that time it had burst in four different places, and “was a frightful looking neck.” It was also a painful process to change the bandages that would stick overnight, and have to be soaked loose the next morning. I always appreciated it when Marian had the assignment of taking care of it in the morning, because she was so gentle and took plenty of time to do it as painlessly as possible.

On April 22, 1924, Effie gave a spring entertainment of her own composition, by and at Primary, with 35 girls participating. She gave me a special part, and the program was presented on one of my “chiropractor visit” days. The doctor’s quarters were in the basement area of the Phelps Hotel. I always disliked going down into the gloomy waiting room that had only one small window up near the ceiling level, and listening to a non understandable droning sound of the doctor’s voice in the room next door, talking to another patient. There I waited my turn, for a very miserable process of “press a bone and jerk” a few times here and there along my backbone, and when he was finished I never stayed to ask any questions or wait for any talking, but left as quickly as possible.

On the program day, my visit seemed extra slow, and I was worried that I would be late for my part on the program, so rushed off and hurried as quickly as I could, and when I reached the church, there was a good primary teacher there with my costume, waiting to help me get it on quickly, as it was getting near the time when they would have had to let someone else perform if I hadn’t come when I did. Thank goodness for a happy ending. Mother’s comment was that the program was so well done that they asked Effie to give it again for Mother’s day, which she did, and mother attended it.

Quoting: “May 20, 1924, I was taken for consultation to Dr. Shupe of Phoenix, who was a member of the LDS Church. Naturally he said that a chiropractor could not cure my neck. He took a blood test and said indications of active TB, but it could be eradicated. He prescribed for me, and would later inject a serum. The prescription was filled and I took it along with the chiropractic treatment, and further administration and we did not return for serum. At this time my lip had swollen suddenly like my neck, and although the four large places had healed on my left neck, the right had an ugly lump and hole going very slowly away, and I was truly very miserable. But it was no doubt a final effort to throw off the last of the poison. Immediately after being administered to the swelling began to go down, and before 12 hours had elapsed, my lip was natural again.” During all this time, we were still living a good, active life.

Several times we went for a picnic to the old Indian Ruins, just west of North Country Club and about ? The Seminary had one time when they went there for someone to do a little excavating, but nothing was continued about it at that time.

Mother was on the Stake Genealogical Board. At their genealogy union meeting (as they called their stake meetings then,} our family demonstrated a Home Evening program. I helped sing in a round with Effie and Marian. Later, in August, the night session of the quarterly conference was given to the genealogical society, and we again demonstrated the “Home Evening”, with Marian and I singing a duet while Effie played the music for us. During the summer Effie treated us all to the picture show on Marian’s birthday, to see “A Boy of Flanders” with Jackie Coogan. (The big hit of the time.).

Sept 15, 1924. “At last your neck is healed, but it is badly scarred.”

In the latter part of September Uncle Phil paid us a visit, and in October Hurley broke his leg. On my birthday, I had a surprise party with some of my friends. After having another good Christmas, we were ready to start a new year, 1925.

Something I have never forgotten was when in March we had our home dedicated to the Lord. Brother M.A. Stewart, a high counselor in the ward, and Bishop Leigh Clark and Brother Hostetter, our block (home) teacher all attended. We had a nice evening.

I always enjoyed our physical education classes, and liked to participate in the sports. I was better at running than high jump or broad jump, and was in individual races as well as relays.

To celebrate Marian’s birthday this year, we went to the river with the two Merkley families for a moonlight picnic. Uncle Lavern’s brother and family had moved to Mesa by now, and we were acquainted with their family.

In August we went to a genealogical convention at Iron’s Ranch, between Superior and Miami. While the adults were attending their meetings, we young people were hiking and climbing nearby hills and gullies, having a great time. On the second day, we got up early at about daybreak, and took a packed breakfast, hiking to some large high rocks. The sun rose as we were eating breakfast, which was the start of a great day. While hiking, I got a big thorn stuck deeply into my big toe, but someone managed to get it out for me. We traveled with the Millett family. They had a daughter named Ethel, who was near my age, and we later became good friends when we both went to high school together. They had moved into our Ward by that time.

In 1926 Mother got some lumber and had a new room built on the north side of the house, back of where Grandma and Grandpa’s kitchen had been built. It was good to have a nice new girl’s bedroom.

Mrs. Houston, a neighbor, knew that Effie loved to play the piano, and offered her music lessons in exchange for some help with housework. Effie offered the lessons to Marian, and Mrs. Huston accepted, but said she would like to still give Effie lessons too. Effie liked to practice on her own, and turned the lessons over to me, and I helped clean house for Mrs. Houston each Saturday morning and enjoyed learning to play the piano. Later I tended babies a couple of hours two evenings a week for Ruby LeSueur, in exchange for piano lessons from her, after we moved to South Mesa Drive. Mother was working in the temple office by that time, and needed to be closer to the Temple. Later, a neighbor moved, and gave mother a violin that she no longer wanted. Mother asked if I would like to learn to play the violin, and I was able to start taking the class for beginners at the Franklin School, while in the 8th grade, in 1927.

Back to 1926. In December Marian and I went with the Seminary to the Superstition Mountain, where we climbed and had a good outing. In March 1927, our little cousin, Theona Merkley, became ill, and after a couple weeks of suffering, she died. As I remember it, most of our family had gone on our annual stake picnic to the desert, and when we returned home, found that she had passed away during that day.

May 1927. Our sewing teacher wanted us to learn how to darn stockings, so she offered two prices for the best two samples from the class. We had to darn a hole over an inch each way. I had already had quite a lot of practice darning stockings, and it wasn’t too hard for me to do. I won second place, and was given a marble painted egg-darner, a packet of needles, and a box of six small spools of colored thread. Quite a nice reward.

May 26, 1927. We are nearing the end of the school year, when I graduated from the 8th grade, and started as a freshman at high school the next year. I believe it was Effie who made my dress for graduation. It was of white voile, and Aunt Daisy did some beautiful bead embroidery on it, which made it very special. I was also privileged to dance in the French Minuet dance with seven others, on the graduation program.

Uncle Phil and Aunt Peggy had moved to Mesa for his health. He had developed TB from problems stemming from his time in the army in the World War in 1918. It finally got to where he was sent to the hospital at Whipple Barracks at Prescott. Grandma and Grandpa rented a two-room cottage to be near him so they could visit him each day, and do what they could to cheer him up. My music teacher, Mrs. Houston, and her husband were going to Prescott to see after cattle he had pasturing near there, and offered to take me to stay with my grand-parents for a week, when they would be returning and could take me home. I went, and it was a lovely place and time of year to be there, and I enjoyed it, but got so very home-sick, that when they returned and told me I could stay a week longer if I wished, my mother had said it would be all right, and they would be back the next week to get me, I said “no thank you, I have enjoyed it very much, thank you for bringing me, but feel like I need to go home now.” (Or words to that effect.)

In July 1927 I also went with Uncle Lavern and Aunt Daisy and family to Superstition Mountain and camped out over-night. We climbed up a little way, but the middle of July isn’t for too much outdoor activity in our climate, and we didn’t climb very far, but still had a good time.

In October the temple was completed and ready to open for temple work for the living and the dead. I was able to attend one of the dedication services in one of the rooms inside of the temple. I have attended several temple dedications since then, mostly going to a stake center or Ward building where it was shown via modern electronic methods, but not actually inside the temple itself. It is a great privilege to attend such an event in our modern method when not possible to be at the temple itself, but what a privilege to be inside the first time, at home. I also got a recommend to go to the temple and do baptisms for the dead. My mother had family names of some of our ancestors or their relatives, and we were able to do this work for them.

Quoting: “Uncle Phil left the hospital and came to stay with us. He was very ill and needed our company and cheer. Aunt Peggy also came to our house until she could find one for her family. About this time Uncle Fred and his family moved from California and got a home in Tempe. Grandma and Grandpa came home again and stayed with Uncle Fred in Tempe for a while. These were surely busy and anxious times. About Thanksgiving time we trimmed our trees and had a bonfire, roasted wieners and marshmallows. Uncle Phil told Scout stories. Soon Uncle Phil and Aunt Peggy moved into a home of their own. At Christmas we had a family get together at our home, and were able to take some group pictures, knowing that some of us would likely not spend another Christmas together. Before long Uncle Phil gave up is house and came back to stay with us, needing the company and cheer. Shortly after this, he had to be taken back to Whipple Barracks Hospital for more help, and to await his end. Death released him on 13 May 1928. We missed him and were sad to lose him, but were grateful his suffering ceased.”
Grandpa and Grandma had gone to Utah to stay with Aunt Lottie when Uncle Phil was taken to Utah for burial. Mother had a new 2 room plus bath cottage built in the back of our lot on Mesa Drive for them. When they returned they spent most of their last days enjoying their little home, where Grandma could walk to and from the temple, and did many names before she passed on.

Marian and I both participated in the Olympic Day at school.

Mother decided to sell our home and get a new one nearer the Temple, where she worked in the office six days a week. She bought a lot from a Sister Naegle on South Mesa Drive, and had a contractor build our new home, with us helping do what we could. I remember doing a lot of nailing up laths after the wall studs had been put in place, and also painted the outside walls after it was done.

I went to my freshman year of high school from 120 N. Morris, and the new home was about ready for us to move into when school was out. We made a number of trips taking small stuff in the wagon, maybe skating over sometimes, preparatory to making the big move. Uncle Fred was also building in Phoenix about this time, and we went several times to see his place.

On Feb 9, 1929, I received my patriarchal blessing from Brother Nash, whom mother had known in Australia when he was there on his mission before she came to America.

In our new location there were many young people near our ages, and we enjoyed being there, and being in the 2nd Ward. One friend who lived near us was Voilet Kleinman. However, a little before the end of our sophomore year, she became suddenly ill and died in the hospital. I took her annual around to have her friends sign, to give her mother as a keepsake of that school year. Some other new friends we met about my sophomore or junior year in high school were the Stradling’s. One day Hurley asked me if I had met the Stradling girls, who had recently moved in across the street? I hadn’t. He said, “You need to get acquainted. It’s a great family, and there are two girls about your age.” Later, after I had met Zola and Lottie Stradling, they told me their brother’s Louis and Haskell had said the same thing to them about our family. We were close friends for many years, sharing many experiences.

The summer of 1929 I filled a Bee Hive cell by canning fruit entirely alone, also filling cells in many other areas, including practicing the piano for 50 or more hours in any one month, and one by practicing the piano for the amount of time my teacher had set for me, for the full month. I think Ruby had asked me to practice 2 hours daily during the summer months.

This summer I spent a few day’s at the MIA summer camp at Sulphide del Rey near Globe, with the 2nd Ward girls. I left early morning Saturday the 10th of August, riding with the McQueens in the big provision truck they were driving. Sister McQueen was one of our supervisors for our stay, and we loved her dearly. She was a great person. We called her Queenie. We had a lot of fun, hiking and other activities.

In August of 1929 I earned a few dollars staying with Uncle Fred and Aunt Nellie’s children in Phoenix for a week while they were on a trip. Grandma and Grandpa were in the cottage Uncle Fred had built for them in their yard all the time too, but we got along fine without needing to call on them for help.

In September 1928 I started my sophomore year in high school, and Zola Stradling was in my grade and Lottie a freshman that year. I’m quite sure it was 1928, because I was in a geometry class and Lottie was in an algebra class that Miss Riggs taught, the same Miss Riggs who had been my arithmetic teacher in grade school. The teachers decided to have an arithmetic competition between the two classes, and Lottie told me that Miss Riggs had said they would have to do their best, because she knew that Rose Pratt was in that class and she had taught her in the 8th grade and knew she was good. We had the competition, and our class did come out ahead.

In our junior year, Ethel Millet’s family moved into our Ward, and she was in our class, and became another choice member of the group.
In my senior year I took a Journalism class from Mr. Southern, a very popular teacher. I was mostly involved in helping put out the school paper, and Zola was in the same class, but more involved in helping prepare the class annual for publication. We all enjoyed that class. We graduated from High School in May 1931, having had a good year. I had taken business classes rather than preparing for some other field of work, because I had always known that I didn’t want to be a schoolteacher or a nurse, and those were the main choices we had then.

This was during the time of the big depression. I was home for some time, looking for work, and occasionally doing some office work for a neighbor who had a home business besides working at the Temple, or other odd jobs, sometimes typing patriarchal blessings for a Brother Pomeroy. During this time at home, there were a number of times when some hungry person would come by, asking for something to eat. I would ask him to perform some chore outdoors while I prepared a sandwich or bowl of soup etc., and then give them their food to eat outdoors and be on their way.

Zola had gotten a job as cashier at the J C Penney store some time after school was out, when a member of our Ward, Mr. Linford B. Werne, was the manager. After working a year or two, she married Glen Stallings and moved to New Mexico for a time. When she gave her resignation at the store, she recommended me to the boss, and he came to our place one day to see if I cold start working a few days later. I was happy to start work there, and stayed with it until I married John Paul Monrad on the 22nd of November in 1935. In 1936, on the 5th of November our first child was born, and we named her Winnifred Joan.

I had met him at the Mezona dances, and we went together quite a while. My mother said he seemed to have better manners than a lot of our Mormon boys I had been with, and he was always kind and courteous to me. However, I didn’t know that he had a bad gambling background, and was doing it sometimes at night when he came home late and said he had been working late. One night when Joan had had a bad time with colic, I went down to his shop to get him, and found no one there. Much later, when he came in, I confronted him with the deception, and he left. I got a divorce, and later a temple cancellation. In the meantime, I had had our second child, another daughter we named Marian Kathleen, born on the 26th of February 1936. I sold my house that we had helped build and lived in from our marriage, and bought the house next door to my mother, so that she could tend my two babies while I went to work. This house I bought from the old former neighbor Sister Naegle, who had divided her lot to sell my mother the other half years before, and was now living with a relative a few blocks away.

A few years before this, I had met Clinton Burnham, who came down to Mesa from Colorado for the winters, staying with his parents who had moved there to be near the temple when it had opened several years before. The rest of the year he ran the family farm in Colorado. We started dating, and I found him to be as kind and good to my little girls as any father could be, and we decided to be married. This event took place on the 18th of September 1940, in the Arizona Temple, and we moved to Colorado. What I got from the sale of my place in Mesa, I used to help update our Colorado house, which he bought from his parents. The electricity had only been recently taken to Redmesa where we lived, and I helped getting a pump, and well water pumped into the house and water piped up to the top of Clinton’s garden back of our house. We also put up insulation inside the house to help make it warmer in winter, and later we put a furnace in the basement to have more even heat in the house. There was a government run carpentry shop in Redmesa, and I went over there and they helped me build some cupboards for the kitchen, as there was only a very small cupboard for all kitchen supplies.

A couple or so years before we were married, Clinton had bought 160 acres of land NW of our place, some was high ground for dry farming, and some lower land where the LaPlata river ran through it. In the spring when the snow was melting in the LaPlata Mountains there was a lot of water in this river, but after this floodwater was gone, there was only a little seep water. However, later in the summer when the water was lower, the children could often have a good little swim in some of the deeper places, after they finished their work. He did some farming there, but actually we received more from leasing the land for oil rights during the time we were there and after we moved, than we did from the crops he raised there. Clinton planted fall wheat on the land on the top part north of the river a few times, but it never produced much grain. There was some land along the river bottom where he raised good garden crops, which we used and he sold, and he also raised some grain there.

One day when Clinton, Louis and Danny were working at this land, Clinton sent Danny to the pickup to get some water for them to drink. Danny got it and said to his dad that he had seen a big old bull snake along the way that buzzed at him. They went back to the place where he had seen the snake, and it was a rattlesnake, which they disposed of. Danny was only six or less at the time.

Another day Dawna was helping some of the other children in putting rocks in the trailer to haul off the garden area. While putting a large rock on, someone threw another rock onto the trailer, and it hit her on the hand. It really hurt her, and they decided there was a fracture, so took her to Durango to a doctor and got it set right.

Clinton had had a milk house built, and had also bought a combine to help in his farming
He also did some combining for others, a financial help. It kept us all busy, along with his ploughing, preparing the soil and planting crops, irrigating, harvesting, etc. each in its own time. We had bought a few acres of land from his aunt, that adjoined our home place, that she had gotten when they first bought the land and she had helped pay on it. She had sold several lots along the highway, where houses had been built, but north of those was a piece that was a little hill, quite rough and un-cleared, which we bought. One evening we had a family picnic gathering the brush that Clinton had dug up and piled it up to put on a bonfire where we roasted wieners and marshmallows. He wanted to get some pasture started growing there.

During the time we lived in Redmesa, I was the Primary president two different times, and also taught in the different classes most of the time. I was a counselor in MIA, and also taught each of the Mutual classes from time to time. I also was Clinton’s missionary companion for several years. There was always plenty of church work to keep a person busy, and out of mischief.

Later, after we moved to Sierra Vista, I was the Relief Society President for a time, and Clinton and I were over the genealogy class, teaching and going with members to St David to the Family History library to help them get started in research and filling out papers necessary for temple work to be done, etc. Then, after moving back to Mesa, to a house on 5th Ave, we also worked in family history and as extractors at the Family History center, taking names out of old records and putting on cards ready for the temple work to be done, and also we were called to be temple workers. The last eight years before I moved out of town to live by Jim and his family, after Clinton died, I was the gospel doctrine class teacher, and enjoyed that very much.

Clinton was a stake missionary for many years in Colorado, and for part of one of these missions and two more full missions before we left Colorado and moved to Washington, I was called to be his companion in the work. We made visits regularly to people on the Mesa and also up Cherry Creek and out on the Dry Side, and some of the people enjoyed the visits, but were not really interested in the gospel. Some of the old timers had been warned against it by their parents! One of these was Mr. Ent, who enjoyed our visits, as did his wife. After he died, his wife did join the church, after we had left Redmesa.

One day while in Durango, we met John Whitson and his wife, who lived down at Barker Dome, in Mew Mexico west of LaPlata. In talking to them about our missionary work, Clinton mentioned we were having a hard time finding people who were interested in the gospel. Sister Whitson’s husband was not a member. She said to us “Why don’t you come and visit us, we don’t even have Ward Teachers to come to us.” We told them we would go to their place and hold a meeting on a certain evening. This was really a little out of our territory, but we decided to visit them at least once, and then talk to our Mission President about it. Our Mission President was Luician Mecham. We went on the appointed time, and there was a house full of people they’re waiting for us. There was a lot of interest shown by the people, except one, and the Spirit of the Lord was surely there and the people were touched. We made another appointment to go back, which we did. The lady who opposed spoke some things against our belief in Apostles and Prophets in the Church etc., and other non-members there spoke up, defending our beliefs. After holding two or three meetings at Barker Dome, Clinton was talking to a member of our ward at Redmesa about it. He told him he had been out to Barkier Dome Ward Teaching, and that there was quite a tough bunch of people there. Clinton told him that we had held meetings there and that the Spirit of the Lord was in the meetings.

At our next missionary conference in giving his testimony, Clinton told of our experience at Barker Dome, and our success there. When the mission president gave his talk, and after the meeting, he didn’t say anything about our going or that we should not go there because of it being out of our territory, so we kept going there. By the time we had finished giving the lessons there, Mr. Whitson was baptized, two boys of a part member family, and the father and mother of another family and two of their children were baptized. Another of the daughters of this couple wanted to be baptized, but was married, and her husband didn’t want her to be baptized then. She hoped he would change in time. It was a wonderful missionary experience to climax our work in Redmesa. Soon after this in 1955 we moved to the state of Washington.

There were times when members of the Redmesa Ward were called on to help make a coffin for a member who had died. There were several carpenters in the Ward who could help make the box. One time I pleated white cloth around the inside of a coffin and lined it, for an elderly lady. Another time I was asked to make a new set of clothes for a small child who had been run over.

I became interested in casting plaster, and learned how to make my own moulds to make special pieces. The children also enjoyed painting the pieces and making toys or gift items. One of the special pieces LaVerne said her friend particularly admired, was molded in one piece with a round frame with a young old fashioned couple attached to the frame but also spaces between the couple and the frame. This hobby has provided interesting activities over quite a few years of time. Later, after we moved to Mesa, while living on South Mesa Drive, there was a ceramic shop that opened up across the street a little south of us. I enjoyed going there, and painted several vases and ornaments, and had them fired.

We decided to turn attic space into a large bedroom for the girls to share. We made a stairway up to the attic in space that had been used as storage space, and Ira came up over a weekend and helped Clinton cut a hole in our roof and put framework up for a wall and dormer window in it, and a roof over it. It was quite a job, but we then were able to start putting flooring down and walls up. We didn’t get it finished the way we wanted it before we moved from the place, but the children did have some use out of it before we left. After I gave up the P.O. and the store, Joan was able to have the store part for her bedroom, and we used the smaller post office area for a playroom for the other children. It was nice to have a place for their toys etc where everything could be there together.

A year or two before we left Colorado, we wanted to visit the Mesa Verde National Park, and see the ancient cliff dwellings that had been inhabited by the ancient Nephites or Lamanites, many hundred years before. Just as we drove into our parking space, the rear end of our pickup locked up, and Clinton couldn’t move it. Luckily, he had gotten into the space before it quit. So while the family walked around, visiting several cliff dwellings, he was busy taking the rear end apart to find the problem. He would have to get some parts from Durango to fix it, taking the damaged gears along to get replaced. He called Ferrin Harris to come and get us and take us home that night, and it was quite late when we got back. The next morning he took the damaged parts and hitch-hiked to Durango to get the necessary replacements, then hitch-hiked to Mesa Verde to install them in the pickup, getting there in the early afternoon. He put the parts in the pickup, but made a mistake in putting the rear end back, and when he started to drive, and put the car in the forward gears, the outfit went backward: when he put it in reverse, it went forward. By this time it was getting dark, and on a Saturday night. He got in the cab of the pickup to sleep over night and wait until daylight, and the inspiration to know what do came to him. Before going to sleep, he remembered something that had happened to Otto Behrman years before, when he had put the rear end in up side down, and the gears were reversed. After a night’s sleep and daylight came, he took the rear end apart again, and put it together right and went on home, getting there about mid afternoon. It rained on him almost all the way home. He decided we would have to go there again another time. Later when Louis graduated from the grade school, they had his graduation at Mesa Verde National Park, and we went there to that.

A On the 2nd of September 1941, we had a new little baby come to live with us, a little boy this time, and we named him Louis Pratt, after his dad and mother. Since Lewis Clinton didn’t like the spelling of his name, we changed our son’s name to be spelled Louis. He wasn’t gaining weight very well the first few months, and Effie came to visit near the end of the year, and suggested we go back to Mesa with her and see if Louis might start growing better in the nice winter climate, where he could be outdoors more. I took him and the two older girls for a couple or so months, and he did start putting on a little more weight. By the time he was two or three years old, he loved to go out with his dad to work outdoors, tending the animals or riding on the tractor, or whatever was being

When the 7th of February of 1943 rolled around, little LaVerne came into the family. She was born at home too, but this time when we called the Doctor to come, he remembered how long it had taken for Louis to make his arrival, and didn’t hurry. Nurse Sister Behrman had LaVerne already introduced to this world and things were well under control when Dr. Childress arrived.

During the time of the 2nd World War, Sister Ione Harris, one of the local school teachers and an active political party member, was asked to recommend someone to be the new postmaster in Redmesa, as the present one was soon to retire She gave them my name, and I was asked to take over. I accepted, and we quickly turned our front porch into two rooms, one for the Post Office, and the other to be a small local country store. This was something I could do at home in a few hours a day, and help with a little cash income.

This was fine for a couple of years, but then I was soon to add another member to our family, and felt like I needed to be free to spend full time with our family. The postmaster in Denver, who was over this area, had recently sent me word that they were soon going to install a permanent postmaster for Redmesa, and would be glad to install me in that position if I would accept the job. I declined, though I had enjoyed doing it and having the income, I felt like I needed to be free 24 hours a day for the next little while. During this time while I had the Post Office to take care of, when I needed help or needed to go to town or be away a few hours, I took Louis to Sister Behrman’s and she tended him while I was away. She once told me that she had been very surprised and pleased when it came time to feed him a meal, he sat up at the table and folded his arms and waited for a blessing before he touched the food, and he was only two years old then.

Dawna Rose made her entrance into the family on the 30th of May 1945, another little bundle of joy. She later showed great talent in art and painting, as well as many other areas of endeavor.

Our next addition to the family came on the 23rd of September 1947, when Daniel Clinton made his entrance. The others had been born at home in Redmesa, with a wonderful nurse, Sister Nettie Behrman as the nurse for the first few days. It was getting harder to get a doctor to come to the house, and for Danny I went to the hospital in Durango. We had a real good doctor there, Dr. Mason, who helped the next two children into the world too.

The next one happened to be Linda, who was born the 11th of October 1949. On the way home from the hospital with her, dad stopped to pick up a few pine nuts which were falling on the ground by then.

Carol came on the 12th of February 1952, the last one born in Durango, as we had moved to Washington a few months before Shirley was born on the 21st of November in 1955, in Bellingham, Whatcom Co. Washington. We lived in the country a few miles out of Bellingham, where we went to our church meetings. She was born with a heart murmur that there was no cure for in those days. They didn’t operate on hearts then. The doctor also found in a day or two that she had another problem, the tube from her mouth to the stomach was connected into the lung, and another tube came out from the lung a little lower, that went to the stomach, so she was not able to get food into the stomach where it needed to be. They had to take her to Seattle to perform an operation to correct the tube situation, and join it together properly. Clinton called our Bishop to see if he would help give the baby a name and a blessing before he took her to Seattle, and the bishop not only went to the hospital to help give the blessing, but also took Clinton and the baby with a nurse from the hospital that accompanied her, to the hospital in Seattle, just to be there and help where he could. They said she went through the operation successfully and was awake a little, but the heart situation was severe, and she only lived until a little after midnight on the 25th. We had the funeral a few days later and she was buried in the Lyndon cemetery.

The final addition to our family came exactly four years later than Shirley, back in Mesa where the first two had been born. James David entered our lives on November the 21st, 1959, in the hospital on North Mesa Drive a little north of University. His doctor was Dr.Leavitt, and was still practicing when Jim and Stephanie were married, and delivered their firsts two or three babies.

Of course by this time, Joan was already married and had three children of her own. She had married Si Boughan 22 Dec 1954, when we lived in Colorado, and had suggested that where they were living in Washington, there were farms where all the school children of the area could work picking beans or strawberries etc. during the summer months, helping earn money for school or clothing expenses. Dad was ready to try out a new location, and we sold our stock and machinery, and moved to Washington, arriving at Joan and Si’s place on the 4th of July. We stayed with them for a short time while we looked for a place to buy, and found one a few miles from where they lived, that was in a beautiful area, with hilly terrain and a little stream running through our land. Dad had hoped to do a little farming, but the land would have needed quite a lot of work done on it to get much ready to farm, probably a small garden would have been possible. We bought the land from Dick Westergreen and his wife, some very good neighbors who paid Dawna to baby sit their child sometimes so she could help her husband while he did some of the land preparation they needed to continue the building and landscaping of their own place, which they were building into a beautiful home and grounds. The house we bought had been an old country school building, and converted to a two-story house with bedrooms upstairs.

Dad got some temporary work at a cannery, and I took the children with me and we went out picking strawberries, which were in abundance. The older children enjoyed the chance of earning summer money and did pretty well, but Carol was only about 3 ½ years old, and spent most of her time playing around, so we made the rule that she must pick at least one container of strawberries before eating lunch. There was a number of school girls picking nearby, and when I would encourage Carol to get her bucket filled so she could eat, they would often go and help her fill it so she could eat her lunch.

After the strawberry season was over, we picked green beans for a short time. I worked at the cannery for a while, starting in the afternoon after the beans were brought from the fields to the cannery, and worked as late into the night as it took to put them in cans. I remember driving home alone in the middle of the night on those dark, country roads.

1955. Carol wasn’t old enough to go to school, but Linda started that year with the older children, in the Everson-Nooksack School, a few miles away. They rode the bus to school each day. There was a larger stream of water than the one that ran through our land, a little south of our place, and Louis sometimes went down there fishing, and several times caught a nice fish.

Salmon was quite plentiful there. We went to several wonderful salmon dinners, one put on by our Ward, and one by the place where Clinton worked. Clinton took Louis and LaVerne to MIA each week and taught a class. LaVerne was secretary, at least of her class.

Soon after we got to Bellingham, Sister Safson, who was the RS president, asked for me to be one of her counselors. I enjoyed working with her. Her husband was a non-member, but all her children were active, and her husband did finally join the church later. One of her sons went to BYU for his college, and met and married one of Smith Decker’s daughters, who lived near the temple in Mesa. However, there were many Ward members who were married to non-members simply because there were not many members living in the area.

We had several picnics and outings, such as going to Whatcom Park or up to (Sumas?), the little town on the border between the US and Canada. We lived only about seven miles from the Canadian Border. We also went across the border into Canada at ( ), to the ocean.

During the winter my mother had a serious illness, and Clinton’s mother was getting old, and we felt like we would like to be nearer the family. We decided to sell out there and move back to Mesa. Ira Kempton found a good four bedroom house at 454 South Mesa Drive we could buy on good terms, and he also found a job for Clinton working for a wall-board manufacturing company in Phoenix. Dick Westergreen told us he would like to get the place back from us if we moved, so in the latter part of August we packed up and started the long journey back. When we got to Enterprise, Utah, where Clinton’s relatives lived, we had a problem with the truck, and had to leave the truck there and go on home in the car, to get the children to Mesa in time for the starting of school in early September. Ira had arranged for Clinton to get a job at a gypsum plant in Phoenix, and he needed to start in early September too. A week later Ira went to Enterprise and got the truck fixed, and brought it down to Mesa for us. He and Effie were always ready and willing to help others. He had also arranged for a house for us to move into, and buy, from a friend of his at work. This house turned out to be very comfortable for our family, and we got it on very good terms. Ira made the statement that he knew that Clinton paid his tithing, or he wouldn’t have gotten such a good deal on the place. Ira’s son had recently gotten married, and we let him and his wife live in it that summer while we were in Washington, and by the time we got to Mesa they had a place to live somewhere else.

Before we had been there very long, Effie asked me if I could go to her place in the afternoon after school, to be with her children who would get home before she and Ira could get home from Williams Air Force Base, where Ira worked in the mechanics department, and she taught school. As I remember it, I went Monday morning and put out their washing, and then in the afternoon would be there to supervise children and also fold washing and get it put away, or iron the clothes from the day before, etc. She paid me enough for doing this that I was able to make quite a few extra payments on our house.

When summer rolled around, for the next several years, Effie invited our family to come to her place one afternoon a week and work on projects, artistic, musical, or other. Near the end of summer, before school started, we would have a big entertainment, displaying the items we had made and having our band perform, along with other talents performed. There would 
Pratt, Rose Winnifred (I11135)
sometimes misspelled Sunnerdick, Summerdick, Sunerdyk 
Sunderdick, George Henry (I27246)
This may be the incorrect Robbie
Service Info.: YEOMAN 3 CL US Navy Death Date: 19 Nov 1947 Service Start Date: 20 Aug 1918 Service End Date: 8 Dec 1920 Interment Date: 21 Nov 1947 Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale , NY 11735-1211 Buried At: Section K Site 17550 
Hufham, Robert G (I9587)
“Mrs. Miriam Wooster who lived in the north part of town near the railroad bridge, was killed Wednesday morning, June 11, about 7 o’clock, by being struck by a train. The train known as the dirt train, consisting of an engine, one flat one, carrying two water tanks and one coal car was running backwards. Mrs. Wooster and Miss June Harper had gone to the bridge to look at the state of the water. Mrs. Wooster was just stepping onto the bridge to look at the state of the water. Mrs. Wooster was just stepping onto the bridge, when the whistle blew at the switch near Story’s residence about two hundred yards distant. Both ladies heard the whistle and walked back east towards the wagon crossing about twenty yards distant. When they had made about half the distance to the wagon crossing the whistle sounded again, and the cars hove in sight. Miss Harper urged Mrs. Wooster to step off. She herself stepped off on the south side and Mrs. Wooster appears to have stepped to the north side over the rail and was evidently standing on the end of the third or fourth tie from the crossing, when the car struck her. Miss Harper did not see her struck, but saw her fall to the side of the track. Where her head struck the ground was not to exceed seven or eight feet from the point where she stood, when struck. Her face was badly bruised, her hands and arms bruised and her right limb broken just above the knee. No one saw her struck but it would seem reasonable to suppose that she miscalculated the distance of the train and when she saw the car almost upon her she threw up her hands at the moment she was struck in the face. This would account for the bruised condition of the hands and face.
The coroner was notified but he being away from home, Justice Webster notified County Attorney Weaver, who came down and both made a careful examination of all circumstances surrounding the case, coming to the conclusion that an inquest was not warranted under the law.
The funeral was conducted Thursday morning at ten o’clock from the late residence of the deceased. Rev. D. McFarlane officiated.
Mrs. Wooster was born in Highland County, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1823. Her maiden name was Myram (this is mis-spelled in the obituary) Hougham. She was married to J.M. Wooster March 25, ’46. Mr. Wooster came here in 1855 and she followed in 1856. They had eight children. Six of them died while young. Two, namely, a son, Charles and a married daughter, Mrs. L. C. Cottingham mourn with their aged father over the loss of a good mother.
Mrs. Wooster was a member of the Christian denomination and always lived a good and consistent life, devoting herself to the comfort of her husband and family.
The sad accident which so suddenly terminated the life of Mrs. Wooster, is deeply regretted the by whole community and sincere sympathy is extended to the aged husband and other members of the family

The family story is that Lovina with husband Jacob Carothers, Miriam with husband John
Wooster, Mary Ann with husband George Washington Veteto, Mary Elizabeth and young
brother Ira went by covered wagon from DeWitt County, Illinois to Coffey County,

As of the 1860 Kansas census (Kansas was a territory until January
1861), the Carothers, Wooster and Veteto families were in Coffey County; Mary
Elizabeth was living with Mary Ann and GW Veteto and Ira was living with Lovina
and Jacob Carothers.

Ira moved back to Illinois and married there. He and his son Oscar did come
back to Coffey County for visits.

Miriam's nickname was Minnie.

DEWITT COUNTY MARRIAGES BRIDE'S LIST 1850-1859 BRIDE GROOM DATE Hougham, Mary Ann Wooster, John M 3/26/1846

I do not understand why Minnie is referred to as Mary here; Minnie had a sister Mary Ann but she was not born until 1834 so could not have been married in 1846

From Darleen Poynter "This is the hand written record I received from the IRAD Department where they have marriage records. From this record it clearly states "John M. Wooster married Mary Ann Hougham on March 26, 1846. So my conclusion on the Mary Ann/Miriam issue is that they are the same person because the Miriam census says she was married to him in 1846. I also asked IRAD for the marriage record for Mary Ann and Veteto, but did not get a response about that marriage at all." 
Hougham, Minnie Miriam (I2274)
172 1959-06-22 Chicago Tribune (IL) Railroad Switchman Dies After Accident Edition: Chicago Tribune David Hougham, 74, of 7616 South Shore dr., a switchman for the Illinois Central railroad, died Sunday in Illinois Central hospital of injuries suffered June 6 when he was struck by a train in the Clearing Industrial district yards near 64th street and Cicero avenue. Copyright 1959, Chicago Tribune. Record Number: 19590622ob019 Hougham, David E (I3069)
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176 OBITUARY - Dallas County News - April 18, 1979 p.3


Mary Olive Westcot, 88, of Phoenix Arizona died Thursday April 12, at Orangewood Baptist Estates in Phoenix.
She was born in Adel on Dec. 17, 1890, the daughter of Emanuel and Sarah Stacy. She married Dean Westcot of Linden, and two children, Bill and Mary Jean were born.
Mrs. Westcot taught elementery school in Banning CA for 20 years, and moved to Phoenix seven years ago.
She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Jack (Mary Jean) Doores of Coral Gables FL; nine grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Services were held April 14 at the Orangewood Baptist Estates Chapel.
Her body was creamated with the remains interred at the West Linn Cemetery, Linden.

Burial: 14 Apr 1979, West Linn Cemetery, Linden IA, Dallas Co.
Comment 1: Lived in Banning CA
Cremation: CA
Social Security Number: 485-14-2836 
Stacy, Mary Olive (I8780)
177 OBITUARY - Dallas County News - May 12, 1983 p.3


EARLHAM - A service for Golda Spense, 86, of Earlham was held May 11, 1983 at the Bear Creek Friends Church near Earlham with burial in the Panther Creek Cemetery near Adel. Mrs. Spense died May 8.
She was born near Earlham and lived in the area her entire life.
Mrs. Spense married Don Van Cleave and had five daughters. After Mr. Van Cleave's death in 1952, she married David Spense in 1971.
She was a licensed practicing nurse at the Dexter Hospital for 19 years and was a member of the Bear Creek Friends Church and the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Survivors include her daughters, Eva Hoy of Adel, Alice Wilcox and Ada Page of Whittier CA; Helen Millard of Clarkston WA; and Louise Reed of Denver CO; two step-daughters, Margery Klein of Waterloo and Lucille Russell of Austin TX; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

Burial: 11 May 1983, Panther Creek Cemetery, Dallas County IA61
Occupation: Nurse 
Overton, Golda (I8821)
178 OBITUARY - Dallas County News - June 21, 1933 p.1


Long Illness of Prominent Resident of Redfield Neighborhood EndedLast Wednesday

Mrs. Will O'Brien, formerly Miss Grace Stacy, died at her home five miles northwest of Redfield on last Wednesday, June 14th, following an illness which covered a period of about five years. She was a sister to Walter Stacy and was well known to many Adel people, having lived practically all of her life in the county.
Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held Friday.
Mrs. O'Brien was 54 years of age and is survived by her husband and several grown children.


Grace Stacy, daughter of Emanuel and Sarah Stacy, was born near Adel, Dallas County Iowa, September 22, 1878 and departed this life at her home near Linden Iowa June 14, 1933 at the age of 54 years, 8 months, 23 days.
She was united in marriage to William F. O'Brien, February 19, 1902. To this union were born three children: Clarence H. of Des Moines, Lela Griffith of Redfield, and Mary Green of Redfield, all of whom are living.
She is also survived by her husband, one sister, Mary Westcot of Linden, two brothers, Walter and Charles both of Adel, and four grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her mother, father, and two brothers, Chester and John.
She joined the UB church of Panther Creek early in life, later transferring her membership to Union Chapel church near Redfield.
Her entire life was spent in the vacinities of Adel, Redfield, and Linden.

Burial: 16 Jun 1933, Panther Creek Cemetery, Dallas County IA18
Cause of Death: Apoplexy 
Stacy, Grace (I8775)
179 OBITUARY - Dallas County News - May 20, 1931 p.1


Heart Attack Fatal to Loved Adel Woman and Pioneer of the Community


Interment Made in Panther Creek Cemetery Near Farm Where She Was Born

Mrs. Sarah Stacy, esteemed Adel woman who had a wide acquaintance and many close friends throughout the entire community, passed away quite suddenly at her home Saturday afternoon. Her death came as quite a shock to members of the family and has brought sorrow to many.
Mrs. Stacy had not been in good health for a long time and was quite sick Friday, but was better the following morning and was able to be up for a time. She fell in a faint while crossing a room and had passed on before the family physician arrived.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. W.G.Warren pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Ira F. Ward of the United Brethren church. Interment was at Panther Creek.
Sarah Hougham, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Hougham, was born near Adel Iowa on June 7, 1856. She was one of nine children, two of whom are still living, Ida Van Cleave of Adel and Jacob Hougham of Delhi MN.
On December 19, 1877, she was married to Emanuel Stacy who preceeded her in death six years ago. To this union was born six children: Mrs. Grace O' Brien, Linden; Walter Stacy of Adel; John Stacy of Des Moines; Charles Stacy of Adel; Mrs. Mary Westcot of Linden, and Chester LeRoy, deceased.
She had spent her entire life in Dallas County and passed away at her home in Adel on May 16, 1931 at the age of 74 years, 11 months, 9 days.
She leaves besides her children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Burial: 18 May 1931, Panther Creek Cemetery, Dallas County IA
Cause of Death: Infected gallbladder
Comment 1: Lot 15 Grave 2
Comment 2: Marriage performed by S.S. Hougham 
Hougham, Sarah (I2368)
180 OBITUARY - Dallas County News - April 9, 1924 p.1

Sylvester A. Van Cleave, son of T.T. and Martha Fisher Van Cleave was born in Webster County Iowa June 29, 1858. He died at his home in Adel, April 1, 1924, aged 65 years, 9 months, and 2 days.
In 1888 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hougham. To this union was born one child, Donald H. On July 2, 1893, the wife died and in 1896 he married Margaret Walker. This good wife and son with two brothers A.C. and A.W. still survive him.
He was always interested in what was best for the town and county, was active in the sons of Veterans and ever a faithful citizen.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Christian Church, Adel, and were conducted by Rev. C.N. Bigelow. Burial was made in Panther Creek Cemetery

Sylvester A. Van Cleave, whose farm of ninety-seven acres is pleasantly situated on section 4, Adams township, was born in Webster county; Iowa, on the 29th of June, 1858. His parents are T. T. and Martha (Fisher) Van Cleave, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume. He spent the first year of his life in the county of his nativity and then accompanied his parents on their removal to Dallas county, where he has since lived. He is indebted to the public-school system for the educational privileges which he enjoyed and as the years have gone by he has made an excellent record in business circles as one whose industry and diligence have constituted the basis of his success.
Mr. Van Cleave has been married twice. In 1888 he was joined in wedlock to Miss Elizabeth Hougham, who was born in this county in the year 1867. Her parents were Jacob and Elizabeth (Cully) Hougham, both of whom were natives of Indiana. They came to Dallas county at an and here reared their family of ten children. Both the father and mother are now deceased. Unto Mr. Van Cleave's first marriage was born one child, Donald H., who is still at home. Having lost his first wife, who died July 2, 1893, Mr. Van Cleave was again married in 1896, his second union being with Miss Margaret M. Walker, who was born In Indiana in 1866; Her parents are R. S. and Mary (Cook) Walker, the former a native of Virginia. and the latter of Indiana. In their family were two daughters: Clara A.,.the deceased wife of A. C. Van Cleave; and Margaret M., the honored wife of our subject. Mr. and Mrs. Walker came to Iowa in 1867 and located in Dallas county, where the father purchased land. Mrs. Walker died shortly after they came to Dallas county. For many years he engaged in farming but is now living retired, he and his present wife occupying a pleasant home in Adel.
In his political views Mr. Van Cleave is a democrat and keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day but has never been a politician in the sense of office-seeking. He and his wife attend and support the Presbyterian church at Adel, of which Mrs. Van Cleave is a member, and he is interested in every worthy movement for the upbuilding and progress of the community. His time and attention, however, are largely given to his farming interests, comprising ninety-seven acres on section 4, Adams township. This property is well improved with modern equipments and accessories. There are good buildings and fences upon the place and the work of the farm is carried on along lines of progressive modern agriculture. Mr. Van Cleave has spent almost his entire life in this county, except three years' residence in Guthrie county, and his interest in its welfare and upbuilding is deep and sincere, as is manifest by his active co-operation in many movements for the public good. 
Vancleave, Sylvester (I2641)
181 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I150)
182 - Logan Temple Proxy Endowments, GS #177,958.
!SOURCE: Birth and LDS Ordinance data are from the IGI for Dumfries, Scotland,
E-0200 (as of Aug 1984), p. 2550. (Batch 7212304, Serial Sheet 44.)

!NOTE: Other sources give birth date as abt 1771. Originally endowed 10 Jul
1889 LG. The TIB does not have an Index Card for James Wood. 
Hough, William (I12164)
183 From the Battle Abbey Roll

This house can be distinctly traced back to the father of the first Duke of Normandy, Rognavald, Earl of More. Besides his two legitimate sons, he had, by a favourite slave whom he espoused more danico, a third, named Hrollager, who settled with them in Neustria. Hrollager's three grandsons each became the founder of an illustrious Norman stock. From the eldest, Anslac de Bastembourg, came the Bertrams, Sires de Briquebec, and the younger house of Montfort-sur-Rille; from the second William, the barons of Bec-Crespin; and from the third, Ansfrid the Dane who was Viscount of Exmes, or Hiesmes, before 978, the house of Avranches. He was the first Viscount of Hiesmes that is on record, and his descendants inherited this dignity, as well as his surname of Le Gotz or Gois. Toustain Le Gois, his grandson, was Chamberlain to Duke Robert the Magnificent, Stood high in his favour, and went with him to the Holy Land; but having rebelled against his successor, forfeited the whole of his possessions, which were granted to the new Duke's mother, Arletta. Toustain's son Richard, however, who had never swerved from his allegiance, obtained his pardon, and set matters straight by a judicious alliance. He married Emma, or Emmeline, de Conteville, Arletta's daughter, who brought him back all the lands that his father had lost; and acquired numerous other estates, notably in the Avranchin, from whence he took his name. In Duke William's charter to the Abbey of St. Evroult (about 1064), he signs himself Richard d'Avranches, being at that time Seigneur or Viscount of the Avranchin. Wace mentions him at the battle of Hastings:

Son of William fitz Wimund d'Avranches and Matilda filia Baldwin.

See DP, 490. CP IV Heirs of Richard FitzBaldwin Pedigree. CP IV:
317-318. Louis Sorley, The Sorley Pedigrees, pps 39-50. DD, pps 263,

Acceded 1130

Son of William by Maud. Hasteds History of Kent Vol 3 page 370

This name Ruallon who married Maud de Muneville, heiress of Folkestone, being most capriciously spelt, not only Roellandus, Ruellinus, Roelent, Rualo, and Ruallon, but also Graalandus and Graelent, - Planche

It plainly appears that this entry in Domesday does not only relate to the lands within this parish, but to those in the adjoining parishes within the hundred, the whole of which, most probably, were held of the bishop of Baieux, but to which of them each part refers in particular, is at this time impossible to point out. About four years after the taking of the above survey, the bishop was disgraced, and all his possessions consiscated to the crown. After which, Nigell de Muneville, a descendant of William de Arcis, mentioned before in Domesday, appears to have become possessed of the lordship of Folkestone, and as such in 1095, being the 9th year of king William Rufus, removed the priory of Folkestone from the bail of the castle to the place where it afterwards continued. His son William dying in his life-time s. p, Matilda his sole daughter and heir was given in marriage with the whole of her inheritance, by king Henry I. to Ruallanus de Albrincis, or Averenches, whose descendant Sir William de Albrincis, was become possessed of this lordship at the latter end of that reign; and in the 3d year of the next reign of king Stephen, he confirmed the gifts of his ancestors above-mentioned to the priory here. He appears to have been one of those knights, who had each a portion of lands, which they held for the de sence of Dover castle, being bound by the tenure of those lands to provide a certain number of soldiers, who should continually perform watch and ward within it, according to their particular allotment of time; but such portions of these lands as were not actually in their own possession were granted out by them to others, to hold by knight's service, and they were to be ready for the like service at command, upon any necessity whatever, and they were bound likewife, each knight to desend a certain tower in the castle; that desended by Sir William de Albrincis being called from him, Averenches tower, and afterwards Clinton tower, from the future owners of those lands. (fn. 2) Among those lands held by Sir William de Albrincis for this purpose was Folkestone, and he held them of the king in capitle by barony. These lands together made up the barony of Averenches, or Folkestone, as it was afterwards called, from this place being made the chief of the barony, caput baroniæ, as it was stiled in Latin; thus The Manor of Folkestone, frequently called in after times An Honor, (fn. 3) and the mansion of it the castle, from its becoming the chief seat or residence of the lords paramount of this barony, continued to be so held by his descendants, whose names were in Latin records frequently speit Albrincis, but in French Avereng and Averenches, and in after times in English ones, Evering; in them it continued till Matilda, daughter and heir of William de Albrincis, carried it in marriage to Hamo de Crevequer, who, in the 20th year of that reign, had possession given him of her inheritance. He died in the 47th year of that reign, possessed of the manor of Folkestone, held in capite, and by rent for the liberty of the hundred, and ward of Dover castle. Robert his grandson, dying s. p. his four sisters became his heirs, and upon the division of their inheritance, and partition of this barony, John de Sandwich, in right of his wife Agnes, the eldest sister, became entitled to this manor and lordship of Folkestone, being the chief seat of the barony, a preference given to her by law, by reason of her eldership; and from this he has been by some called Baron of Folkestone, as has his son Sir John de Sandwich, who left an only daughter and heir Julian, who carried this manor in marriage to Sir John de Segrave, who bore for his arms, Sable, three garbs, argent. He died in the 17th year of Edward III. who, as well as his son, of the same name, received summons to parliament, though whether as barons of Folkestone, as they are both by some called, I know not. Sir John de Segrave, the son, died possessed of this manor anno 23 Edward III. soon after which it appears to have passed into the family of Clinton, for William de Clinton, earl of Huntingdon, who bore for his arms, Argent, crusulee, situchee, sable, upon a chief, azure, two mullets, or, pierced gules; which coat differed from that of his elder brother's only in the croslets, which were not borne by any other of this family till long afterwards, (fn. 4) died possessed of it in the 28th year of that reign, at which time the mansion of this manor bore the name of the castle. He died s. p. leaving his nephew Sir John de Clinton, son of John de Clinton, of Maxtoke, in Warwickshire, his heir, who was afterwards summoned to parliament anno 42 Edward III. and was a man of great bravery and wisdom, and much employed in state affairs. He died possessed of this manor, with the view of frank-pledge, a moiety of the hundred of Folkestone, and THE MANOR OF WALTON, which, though now first mentioned, appears to have had the same owners as the manor of Folkestone, from the earliest account of it. He married Idonea, eldest daughter of Jeffry, lord Say, and at length the eldest coheir of that family, and was succeeded in these manors by his grandson William, lord Clinton, who, anno 6 Henry IV. had possession granted of his share of the lands of William de Say, as coheir to him in right of his grandmother Idonea, upon which he bore the title of lord Clinton and Saye, which latter however he afterwards relinquished, though he still bore for his arms, Qnarterly, Clinton and Saye, with two greybounds for his supporters. After which the manor of Folkestone, otherwise called Folkestone Clinton, and Walton, continued to be held in capite by knight's service, by his descendants lords Clinton, till Edward, lord Clinton and Saye, which title he then bore, together with Elizabeth his wife, in the 30th year of Henry VIII. conveyed these manors, with other premises in this parish, to Thomas Cromwell lord Cromwell, afterwards created earl of Essex, on whose attainder two years afterwards they reverted again to the crown, at which time the lordship of Folkestone was stiled an honor; whence they were granted in the fourth year of Edward VI. to the former possessor of them, Edward, lord Clinton and Saye, to hold in capite, for the meritorious services he had performed. In which year, then bearing the title of lord Clinton and Saye, he was declared lord high admiral, and of the privy council, besides other favours conferred on him; and among other lands, he had a grant of these manors, as abovementioned, which he next year, anno 5 Edward VI. reconveyed back to the crown, in exchange for other premises. (fn. 5) He was afterwards installed knight of the garter, by the title of Earl of Lincoln and Baron of Clinton and Saye; and in the last year of that reign, constable of the tower of London. Though in the 1st year of queen Mary he lost all his great offices for a small time, yet he had in recompence of his integrity and former services, a grant from her that year, of several manors and estates in this parish, as well as elsewhere, and among others, of these manors of Folkestone and Walton, together with the castle and park of Folkestone, to hold in capite; all which he, the next year, passed away by sale to Mr. Henry Herdson, citizen and alderman of London, who lest several sons, of whom Thomas succeeded him in this estate, in whose time the antient park of Folkestone seems to have been disparked. His son Mr. Francis Herdson alienated his interst in these manors and premises to his uncle Mr. John Herdson, who resided at the manor of Tyrlingham, in this parish, and dying in 1622, was buried in the chancel of Hawking church, where his monument remains; and there is another sumptuous one besides erected for him in the south isle of Folkestone church. They bore for their arms, Argent, a cross sable, between four fleurs de lis, gules. He died s. p. and by will devised these manors, with his other estates in this parish and neighbourhood, to his nephew Basill, second son of his sister Abigail, by Charles Dixwell, esq. Basill Dixwell, esq. afterwards resided at Tyrlingham, a part of the estate devised to him by his uncle, where, in the 3d year of king Charles I. he kept his shrievalty, with great honor and hospitality; after which he was knighted, and in 1627, anno 3 Charles I. created a baronet; but having rebuilt the mansion of Brome, in Barham, he removed thither before his death. On his decease unmarried, the title of baronet became extinct; but he devised these manors, with the rest of his estates, to his nephew Mark Dixwell, son of his elder brother William Dixwell, of Coton, in Warwickshire, who afterwards resided at Brome. He married Elizabeth, sister and heir of William Read, esq. of Folkestone, by whom he had Basill Dixwell, esq. of Brome, who in 1660, anno 12 Charles II. was created a baronet. His son Sir Basill Dixwell, bart. of Brome, about the year 1697, alientated these manors, with the park-house and grounds, and other estates in this parish and neighbourhood, to Jacob Desbouverie, esq. of LondonHe was descended from Laurence de Bouverie, de la Bouverie, or Des Bouveries, of an antient and honorable extraction in Flanders, (fn. 6) who renouncing the tenets of the Romish religion came into England in the year 1567, anno 10 Elizabeth, and seems to have settled first at Canterbury. He was a younger son of Le Sieur des Bouveries, of the chateau de Bouverie, near Lisle, in Flanders, where the eldest branch of this family did not long since possess a considerable estate, bearing for their arms, Gules, a bend, vaire. Edward, his eldest son, was an eminet Turkey merchant, was knighted by king James II. and died at his seat at Cheshunt, in Hertfordshire, in 1694. He had seven sons and four daughters; of the former, William, the eldest, was likewife an eminent Turkey merchant, and was, anno 12 queen Anne, created a baronet, and died in 1717. Jacob, the third son, was purchaser of these manors; and Christopher, the seventh son, was knighted, and seated at Chart Sutton, in this county, under which a further account of him may be seen; (fn. 7) and Anne, the second daughter, married Sir Philip Boteler, bart. Jacob Desbouverie afterwards resided at Tyrlingham, and dying unmarried in 1722, by his will devised these manors, with his other estates here, to his nephew Sir Edward Desbouverie, bart. the eldest brother son of Sir William Desbouverie, bart. his elder brother, who died possessed of them in 1736, s. p. on which his title, with these and all his other estates, came to his next surviving brother and heir Sir Jacob Desbouverie, bart. who anno 10 George II. procured an act to enable himself and his descendants to use the name of Bouverie only, and was by patent, on June 29, 1747, created baron of Longford, in Wiltshire, and viscount Folkestone, of Folkestone. He was twice married; first to Mary, daughter and sole heir of Bartholomew Clarke, esq. of Hardingstone, in Northamptonshire, by whom he had several sons and daughters, of whom William, the eldest son, succeeded him in titles and estates; Edward is now of Delapre abbey, near Northamptonshire; Anne married George, a younger son of the lord chancellor Talbot; Charlotte; Mary married Anthony, earl of Shastesbury; and Harriot married Sir James Tilney Long, bart. of Wiltshire. By Elizabeth his second wife, daughter of Robert, lord Romney, he had Philip, who has taken the name of Pusey, and possesses, as heir to his mother Elizabeth, dowager viscountess Folkestone, who died in 1782, several manors and estates in the western part of this county. He died in 1761, and was buried in the family vault at Britford, near Salisbury, being succeeded in title and estates by his eldest son by his first wife, William, viscount Folkestone, who was on Sept. 28, anno 5 king George III. created Earl of Radnor, and Baron Pleydell Bouverie, of Coleshill, in Berkshire. He died in 1776, having been three times married; first, to Harriot, only daughter and heir of Sir Mark Stuart Pleydell, bart. of Colefhill, in Berkshire. By her, who died in 1750, and was buried at Britford, though there is an elegant monument erected for her at Coleshill, he had Hacob, his successor in titles and estates, born in 1750. He married secondly, Rebecca, daughter of John Alleyne, esq. of Barbadoes, by whom he had four sons; William-Henry, who married Bridget, daughter of James, earl of Morton; Bartholomew, who married MaryWyndham, daughter of James Everard Arundell, third son of Henry, lord Arundell, of Wardour; and Edward, who married first Catherine Murray, eldest daughter of John, earl of Dunmore; and secondly, Arabella, daughter of admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle. His third wife was Anne, relict of Anthony Duncombe, lord Faversham, and daughter of Sir Thomas Hales, bart. of Bekesborne, by whom he had two daughters, who both died young. He was succeeded in titles and estates by his eldest son, the right hon. Jacob Pleydell Bouverie, earl of Radnor, who is the present possessor of these manors of Folkestone and Walton, with the park-house and disparked grounds adjacent to it, formerly the antient park of Folkestone, the warren, and other manors and estates in this parish and neighbourhood.

From: 'The town and parish of Folkestone', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 152-188. URL: Date accessed: 03 December 2007.

THE MANOR OF TIRLINGHAM, with ACKHANGER, the former of which is situated in the northern or uphill part of this parish, was antiently of very eminent account. In the reign of the Conqueror it seems, with its appendage of Ackhanger, situated in the adjoining parish of Cheriton, to have been held by Nigell de Muneville, and to have passed from him in like manner as has been mentioned before, to the family of Albrincis, or Averenches, and to have made up together the barony of Averenches, or Folkestone, as it was afterwards called, of which barony the manor of Tirlingham, with Ackhanger, was a principal limb; and as such it afterwards passes, in like manner as above-described, from William de Albrincis, and his descendants, to the Crevequers, which family ending in king Henry III.'s reign in four daughters and coheirs, of whom Agnes, the eldest, married to John de Sandwich; and Eleanor, to Bertram de Crioll, entitled their respective husbands, the former as being the eldest, to the manors of Folkestone and Walton, with a moiety of the hundred, and likewife to the castle of Folkestone, as the caput baroniæ, or chief seat of the barony, and the latter to these manors of Tirlingham and Ackhanger, the next principal part of it, with the other moiety of the hundred; the other two sisters most probably sharing other parts of the inheritance, which lay at a distance elsewhere. Bertram de Crioll died possessed of these manors, and the moiety of the hundred, in the 23d year of king Edward I. Joane, his daughter, on the death of her brothers s.p. became heir to their inheritance, which she carried in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, who lest two daughters his coheirs; (fn. 8) each of whom seem to have entitled their respective husbands to these manores, in undivided moieties; but at length the whole of them became vested in Michael, son of Thomas de Poynings, by Agnes his wife, the eldest of them. He died in the 43d year of king Edward III. possessed of this manor, and a moiety of the hundred, held in capite, and by the service of reparing and maintaining a moiety of a hall and campel in Dover castle, at his own expence, and of paying to the great and small wards of the castle, and to the aid of the sheriff of Kent yearly, for the ferme of the said moiety of the hundred; and he held in like manner the manor of Newington Bertram, as parcel of the manor of Tirligham. In his descendants they continued down to Robert de Poynings, who died possessed of them anno 25 Henry VI. On which the inheritance of them devolved to Alice, daughter of Richard his eldest son, who died in his life-time, wife of Henry, lord Percy, afterwards on his father's death earl of Northumberland; in whose descendants they continued down to Henry, earl of Northumberland, who died in the 29th year of king Henry VIII. s. p. having the year before, by deed inrolled in the Augmentationoffice, granted all his estates to the king, in case he died without male issue. These manors thus coming into the hands of the crown, were granted thence soon afterwards to Thomas, lord Cromwell, earl of Essex; on whose attainder in the 32d of that reign they reverted again to the crown, whence they were afterwards granted to Edward, lord Clinton and Saye, together with the manors of Folkestone, Walton, Woolverton, and Halton, the hundred of Folkestone, and several other manors and estates in this and the adjoining parishes; all which he next year passes away by sale to Mr. Henry Herdson; since which they have passed, in manner as has been already more particulary mentioned, and are now together in the possession of the right honorable Jacob Pleydell Bouverie, earl of Radnor.

From: 'The town and parish of Folkestone', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 152-188. URL: Date accessed: 05 December 2007.

BERTRAM'S, now usually called Newington Bertram, is another manor, lying adjoining to the former one of Newington Belhouse, and seems to have been antiently a part of the barony of Averenches, or Folkestone, and an appendage to the manor of Tirlingham, in Folkestone, parcel of it. From the family of Averenches, or Albrincis, it passed, in like manner with that of Tirlingham above-mentioned, till the 1st year of queen Mary, when it was granted, with the adjoining manor of Newington Belhouse, and other estates in this neighbourhood, to Edward, lord Clinton and Saye, to hold in capite, who next year sold them to Mr.Henry Herdson, since which they have passed in like manner as has been mentioned above down to Jame Drake Brockman, esq. now of Beechborough, the present possessor of them.

From: 'Parishes: Newington', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 197-210. URL: Date accessed: 05 December 2007.


This is a direct extract from Planche’s “A Corner of Kent”, pages 41 to 47 inc.

Of this great family ( i.e. d’Avranches ), from whom descended, by female heirs, nearly all the large estates in this part of the country to the families of Crevecoeur, Criol, and Sandwich, the most imperfect and inaccurate pedigrees have hitherto been published. Considerable light has been thrown upon it and it’s early connections by the recent publication of two very valuable original documents by the Kentish Archaeological Society ; the first being specially interesting to us, as it shows the descent of this very property in Fleet, which we have seen was vested in William d’Arques at the time of the great survey, and, consequently, fills up the gap which Hasted describes as existing between that period and the reign of Henry III.

It is a legal agreement, called “ a Final Concord,” of the eighth year of the reign of Richard I.,A.D. 1197, between Elias de Beauchamp and Constance de Bolbec, his wife, plaintiffs, on the one part, and Ruellinus de Abrincis (Avranches)* tenant, on the other, concerning half a knight’s fee, with its appurtenances, at Fleet. The above-named persons agree that a moiety of the aforesaid knight’s fee, with the lordship, shall remain in the hands of Elias and Constance his wife, and their heirs ; “to wit, a capital messuage and all the lands within the walls of Ratteburg (the name by which Richborough was now known), and one acre which is outside the walls towards the south of the western entrance of the wall ; and the eastern part of the field called Cnolla ; and the northern part of the field which is north of the aforesaid field called Cnolla ; and the northern part of the field called Claure ; and the southern part of the field to the south of the Thornbushes ; and the northern part of the field which is northward of Hoga ; and the southern part of the field called Nollis ; and the western part of the field called Scantegas ; and the western part of the field which is to the north of the road which reaches to the walls of Ratteburg ; and the eastern part of the field called Staldingburg ; and the southern part of Hoga ; and the western part of . . . . . . and the north part of the field called Stepatra ; and the western part of one acre which is to the south of the houses of the Lady Isabella. Moreover, these men remain to the aforesaid Elias and Constance his wife, and their heirs . . . . . . Settlee, with all his holding and service ; Estrilda, the wife of Wlfi, with all her holding and service ; Luke and Philip, the sons of Wlfi, with all their holding and service ; Nicholas Fitz-Wimund, with ten acres of his holding . . . . . . Jordan of Flete, with all his holding and service, excepting the moiety of service which he owes for tenants’ cart service ; Edric le Sauner, with all his holding and service, and a moiety of the service . . . . . . of Walter Hassard ; to wit, for the eastern part of his holding ; and for the service of Alice the Angevine (or of Anjou) ; three pence halfpenny, and half the service of Roger Bulege ; and for the revenue of Libricus Fitz-Richard, three pence three farthings.

“And for Ruellinus de Avranches, and his heirs, there remains his messuage in the field which is to the south from the Thornbushes, and all the land where the thorns are, to wit, of the above-named half knight’s fee . . . . . . it belongs to Ruellinus de Avranches . . . . . . next to the Mill ; and the western part of the field called Cnolla ; and the southern-part of the field to the north of the aforesaid field of Cnolla ; and the southern part . . . . . . The part of the field to the south of the Thornbushes ; and the southern part of the field to the north of Hoga ; and the northern part of the field called Noll ; and the eastern part of the field . . . . . . The part of the field which is to the north from the road to which reaches to the walls of Ratteburg ; and the northern part of the field which is to the south of the wall of Ratteburg . . . . . . and . . . . . . the part of the field called Staldingburga ; and the northern part of Iioga ; and the eastern part of Pasture ; and the southern part of the field called Stepatra ; and the eastern part of one acre which is to the south of the houses . . . . . .

“ Moreover, Alan de Berelinge remains to Ruellinus de Avranches , with all his holding and service ; and Albrea, wife of Godwin, with all her holding and service ; and William le Scot, with all his holding . . . . . . Humphrey and roger, sons of Wlwinus, with all their holding and service ; Hugo Fitz-Eluric with all his holding and service ; and the homage of Nicholas Fitz-Wimund de v. . . . . . . are towards the north, near the field called Scantega ; Mathew, son of Osbert, with all his holding and service ; and half the service and revenue of Walter Hassard, to wit, for the western . . . . . . and for the service of Alice the Angevine two pence halfpenny ; and half the service of Roger de Bulege ; and for the holding of Ederic ** Fitz-Richard one penny three farthings, and two hens, and a moiety of service . . . . . . da . . . . . . to wit . . . . . . . owes for tenant cart service.

“ And be it known that a whole moiety in the marshes and saltpits, with all the other appurtenances that belong to the above-named half knight’s fee, remain to Elias de Beauchamp and his wife, and their heirs ; and the other moiety remains to Ruellinus de Avranches and his heirs, with all its appurtenances, and the forstall *** which is before the gate of the court is between . . . . . . Elias de Beauchamp received the homage of the aforesaid Ruellinus for all the holdings described, which remain to the same Ruellinus , to be held by him and his heirs of the aforesaid Elias and Constance his wife, and of their heirs, for the service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee ; and for this fine and agreement Ruellinus de Avranches gave to Elias de Beauchamp and Constance his wife ten silver marks.”

We are sure it is not necessary to apologize to our least erudite readers for the insertion of this document in extenso, replete as it is with local and personal information of the greatest interest. Notwithstanding the tantalizing lacunae which here and there occur in the manuscript, we learn from it the names of twenty individuals who held lands in Fleet in the reign of Richard Coeur de Lion, and nearly all of whom were living on the 4th of June, 1197, when this agreement was solemnly entered into at Westminster before Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury ; Ralph, Bishop of Hereford ; and Richard, Bishop of Ely ; Master Thomas de Husseburne, Richard de Heriet, Osbert Fitz-Hervey, Simon de Pateshull, Oger Fitz-Oger, justices ; and other faithful servants of the King being then present. Amongst the names of the under-tenants we find that of Alan de Berelinge, reminding us of Bereling Street, in this parish, and that persons are still living in the neighbourhood who bear this name ; of Jordan de Flete, apparently the most considerable landowner, as he had his surname from the manor itself. The Saxon names of Godwin, Ulfi or Ulsi, and Wulwin or Wulfin, probably those of descendants of families settled there long before the Norman occupation.****

Footnotes referred to in this extract………………..

* The Ruellinus de Abrincis named in this document has never appeared in any pedigree of the family of D’Avranches. From the other interesting record to which we have just alluded, we infer that he was the brother of Simon d’Avranches, plaintiff, or appelant in a trial by wager of battle with Baldwin, Comte de Guisnes, 10th February, 1201, respecting the right to some lands in Newington ; for there can be no doubt that the hiatus in the MS. Should be filled up thus :- “Inter Simonem de Avranches petentem per Roelland. Fratrem suum.” - (Archaeol. Cant. Vol. Ii. P.265.) This name, which was that of his grandfather, who married Maud de Muneville, heiress of Folkestone, being most capriciously spelt, not only Roellandus, Ruellinus, Roelent, Rualo, and Ruallon, but also Graalandus and Graelent. In a document of the date 1127, printed by Mr Boys in his “Collections for the History of Sandwich,”pp. 551-3, the name of the grandfather is corrupted into Ruerent de Aurences, and in the “Rot. Curiae Regis,” 9th and 10th of Richard I., that of the grandson is indifferently given as Grelant, Rohelandus, and Rolandus. It has subsided into the more familiar form of Roland.
** Previously called Libricus Fitz-Richard.
*** Forstall signified a grass plot in front of a gateway : several families have received the name of Forstall from owning or residing near one. “Fostal, a paddock to a large house or a way leading thereto. Sussex” - (Halliwell, Archaic Dict.)
**** Just seventy years previous to this date we find the names of Willfin de Bocklande, Sirent filius Godwyne, and Wolfwyne filius Coke, amongst those of grave old men of good reputation, “de provincie circa Sandwicum.”-(Boys’s Coll. P.552.)


Another few words of explanation (again quoting from Planche.)

The “Lady Isabella” (referred to in paragraph two) was the sister of Constance, wife of Elias de Beauchamp, one of the parties to the agreement. Isabella and Constance were daughters and co-heirs of Walter de Bolbec. By the Pipe Roll of the second of Richard I. (six years previous to the above agreement), we find that Earl Alberic de Vere * rendered account to the King of 500 marks for the daughter of Walter de Bolbec, to give her to his, Alberic’s, son in marriage ; and by the Pipe Roll of the ninth of John, A.D. 1208, that Robert de Vere gave the King 200 marks and three palfreys, to have Y[sabella] de Bolbec in marriage. The Lady Isabella then, about eleven years after the date of the Final Concord, became the wife of Robert de Vere, afterwards third Earl of Oxford, and who died fifth of Henry III. 1221.

* This Alberic de Vere was the first husband of Beatrice, only daughter and heir of Rose (or Sibilla as she is sometimes called) de Guisnes and Henri Castellan de Bourbourg, and grand-daughter of Emma d’Arques, by her first husband Manasses Comte de Guisnes. Vide Chapter V., in which the singular confusion existing in the genealogy of the De Veres is examined, and an attempt made to reconcile the conflicting evidence. 
d'Averanches, Ruallon Sheriff of Kent (I17)
184 Michael Ellington was born in Madison County, Ohio, September 19, 1826, being a son of David and Catherine (Hoffman) Ellington the former's birth occurring in the "Blue Grass State," August 22, 1797; he died on his birthday in 1883. He grew to manhood in Ohio, but in 1829 moved to Illinois, and died in DeWitt County of this State. He was a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife was born in Ohio, her birth occurring a few years later than his, and their union resulted in the birth of twelve children, seven of whom grew to maturity and are still living. The paternal grandfather was born in Kentucky in 1773, and was one of the early pioneers of Ohio. He spent rather a roving life wandering over Missouri and Arkansas, and passed from life in the State of Indiana. The maternal grandfather was a soldier in the Ware of 1812. Michael Ellington grew to manhood in DeWitt County, Ill., and obtained a common-school education. In the month of April, 1850, he went West and traveled throughout California, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, and in 1866 entered the regular service of the United States army, and was a soldier on the frontier for five years, during which time he had many thrilling encounters with the Indians. Upon receiving his discharge in 1871 he went to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Illinois, where he purchased land and tilled the soil for sixteen years, then sold out and came to Nebraska in 1888. He is now the owner of 210 acres of excellent land, which brings him in a yearly income more than sufficient to supply himself and wife with all necessary comforts during their declining years. He was married in 1882 to Mrs. Rebecca Arnold, but as they have no children of their own, they have adopted a grandson of Mrs. Ellington's, Charley Evans, the adoption taking place April 17, 1886, in De Witt County, Ill. The present Mrs. Ellington was married first, in Wisconsin, to Lemuel Evans, and to them a family of three children were born: Thomas, John and William. Mrs. And Mrs. Ellington are living in happiness and contentment, and their only care is the rearing and educating of their adopted son. Mr. Ellington in his early travels visited Central America twice. He is a Democrat, but liberal in his views. Ellington, Michael (I9277)
185 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I5987)
186 the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay [sic] saints On, or abought [sic]
the first day of September A.D. 1830 By the hand of Oliver Cowdery, at the
house of Jacob Whitmer, Near Waterloo, Seneca Co., N.Y. The Baptism being
performed in Seneca Lake." "Parley P. Pratt, renewed his covenant before
the Lord an [sic] was Baptised and Confirmed anew in the Gift of the Holy
Ghost, and in all his blessings, Covenants, promises, Ordainations [sic],
Washings, Anointings, Sealings, Priesthood, Apostleship, and the powers
thereof by the Hands of President John Taylor, at the City of Great Salt
Lake on the 28th of November A.D. 1847." Family records of Parley Parker
Pratt, leaves 1, 5 (GS Film 430,100).
- Endowment: Joseph Smith, "Documentary History of the Church," VI, 98; TIB;
Nauvoo Temple, 1845-1846, Endowments for the Living, GS Film 183,393.
- Misc.: TIB; GS Archives; GS Patrons (four-generation) sheets; etc.

!SOURCE: Also from a Family Record kept by Helaman Pratt, in possession of Mrs.
Emaline P. Bluth, 782 West Maple, Mapleton, UT 84663.

!NOTE: Parley Parker Pratt was an Apostle of Jesus Christ, Utah Pioneer,
Legislator, teacher, farmer, author, poet, statesman, explorer, road builder,
missionary, etc.

!NOTE: On the Jared Pratt Family Group Sheet, endowment date for Parley Parker
Pratt is given as 10 Dec 1845 NV. 
Tolles, Ebenezer (I12072)
187 - Burial: Eleanor McLean Pratt papers and George Higginson, "History of the
Cherokee Mission," manuscript (holograph), both part of Parley Parker
Pratt papers, LDS Church historical department archives, MS, d, 625.
- Parents: Family records of Parley Parker Pratt, GS Film 430,100; "The
Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, p. x; Orson Pratt's own manuscript
record (in back portion of F. W. Chapman's "The Pratt Family: or the
Descendants of Lieutenant William Pratt ..." -- Hartford, Conn.: Case,
Lockwood, 1864 (GS Film 599,765).
- Wife's death: "Deseret News" (5 Mar 1898).
- Wife's burial: Sexton's records, City Cemetery.
- Baptism: "Parley P. Pratt, Baptised, Confirmed and Ordained an Elder of
the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay [sic] saints On, or abought [sic]
the first day of September A.D. 1830 By the hand of Oliver Cowdery, at the
house of Jacob Whitmer, Near Waterloo, Seneca Co., N.Y. The Baptism being
performed in Seneca Lake." "Parley P. Pratt, renewed his covenant before
the Lord an [sic] was Baptised and Confirmed anew in the Gift of the Holy
Ghost, and in all his blessings, Covenants, promises, Ordainations [sic],
Washings, Anointings, Sealings, Priesthood, Apostleship, and the powers
thereof by the Hands of President John Taylor, at the City of Great Salt
Lake on the 28th of November A.D. 1847." Family records of Parley Parker
Pratt, leaves 1, 5 (GS Film 430,100).
- Endowment: Joseph Smith, "Documentary History of the Church," VI, 98; TIB;
Nauvoo Temple, 1845-1846, Endowments for the Living, GS Film 183,393.
- Misc.: TIB; GS Archives; GS Patrons (four-generation) sheets; etc.

!SOURCE: Also from a Family Record kept by Helaman Pratt, in possession of Mrs.
Emaline P. Bluth, 782 West Maple, Mapleton, UT 84663.

!NOTE: Parley Parker Pratt was an Apostle of Jesus Christ, Utah Pioneer,
Legislator, teacher, farmer, author, poet, statesman, explorer, road builder,
missionary, etc.

!NOTE: On the Jared Pratt Family Group Sheet, endowment date for Parley Parker
Pratt is given as 10 Dec 1845 NV.

- Burial: Eleanor McLean Pratt papers and George Higginson, "History of the
Cherokee Mission," manuscript (holograph), both part of Parley Parker
Pratt papers, LDS Church historical department archives, MS, d, 625.
- Parents: Family records of Parley Parker Pratt, GS Film 430,100; "The
Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, p. x; Orson Pratt's own manuscript
record (in back portion of F. W. Chapman's "The Pratt Family: or the
Descendants of Lieutenant William Pratt ..." -- Hartford, Conn.: Case,
Lockwood, 1864 (GS Film 599,765).
- Wife's death: "Deseret News" (5 Mar 1898).
- Wife's burial: Sexton's records, City Cemetery.
- Baptism: "Parley P. Pratt, Baptised, Confirmed and Ordained an Elder of
the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay [sic] saints On, or abought [sic]
the first day of September A.D. 1830 By the hand of Oliver Cowdery, at the
house of Jacob Whitmer, Near Waterloo, Seneca Co., N.Y. The Baptism being
performed in Seneca Lake." "Parley P. Pratt, renewed his covenant before
the Lord an [sic] was Baptised and Confirmed anew in the Gift of the Holy
Ghost, and in all his blessings, Covenants, promises, Ordainations [sic],
Washings, Anointings, Sealings, Priesthood, Apostleship, and the powers
thereof by the Hands of President John Taylor, at the City of Great Salt
Lake on the 28th of November A.D. 1847." Family records of Parley Parker
Pratt, leaves 1, 5 (GS Film 430,100).
- Endowment: Joseph Smith, "Documentary History of the Church," VI, 98; TIB;
Nauvoo Temple, 1845-1846, Endowments for the Living, GS Film 183,393.
- Misc.: TIB; GS Archives; GS Patrons (four-generation) sheets; etc.

!SOURCE: Also from a Family Record kept by Helaman Pratt, in possession of Mrs.
Emaline P. Bluth, 782 West Maple, Mapleton, UT 84663.

!NOTE: Parley Parker Pratt was an Apostle of Jesus Christ, Utah Pioneer,
Legislator, teacher, farmer, author, poet, statesman, explorer, road builder,
missionary, etc.

!NOTE: On the Jared Pratt Family Group Sheet, endowment date for Parley Parker
Pratt is given as 10 Dec 1845 NV. 
Pratt, William [Ensign] (I11428)
188 1986 SG
(Batch C058402, Serial Sheet 1090). Whether this is our ancestor or not is
Hough, Martha (I12169)
189 A document signed by the father Edward says Margaret md Edward Rose-later in land suits Edward,son of Edward appears ,& with Elizabeth (Hougham) Rose. Mar. Lic.of Canterbury also gives Elizabeth. Query-Are Margaret and Elizabeth the same person.?. .

Mentioned in fathers will

Mentiones in Fagge Huffams will 
Huffam, Elizabeth or Margaret (I368)
190 a private in Company E of the 33rd Alabama Infantry

A Porter Hufham is recorded in the Texas census as living in Hill County in 1880

1850 Census as Huffham

1860 HUFHAM PORTER Montgomery County AL 017 Ramah Federal Population Schedule AL 1860 Federal Census Index AL01960310

Captured in Nashville dec 16 1864 released from Louisville 6 Jan 1865 released 13 June 1865 (?) 
Hufham, Porter Franklin (I6695)
191 A widow on 1911 census a sewing machinist 7 HAYWORTH ROAD STRATFORD E Lillian (I24359)
192 Appallona “Applonia” Johanna Hougham (I23624) born 14 February 1891 New York City, NY (according to 1900 US Census Report which states her father was born in Germany and her mother born in New Jersey and the Social Security Death Index) Death 24 Jan. 1975 Indianapolis, Indiana. Her first name is spelled “Applonia” on her headstone. Hougham, Applonia Johanna (I23624)
193 apprenticed to Solomon Hougham his uncle?

On 1851 census silversmith of St Leonards Shoreditch

Possibly the Henry who died in Dover 1857 
Hougham, Henry (I638)
194 arrived Liverpool aboard the "Noordland" from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on the 17 Sept 1908.

on 1911 census living with parents 
Hougham, Ellen E (I9637)
195 Arthur Hougham records Michael as son of Thomas Hougham and Alice Contry in the absence of any other evidence

Church warden in 1657

the pedigree from Michael is taken from the registers of preston church and the spelling is Huffam throughout

mentioned in fathers will

Michael son of Henry by passes his own brother and nephew and names Henry Hougham my kinsman heir, his own brother Henry having died in 1674

Memorial Tablet in St Mildreds Church Preston

Does the following note pertain to this Michael?

COURT IN SESSION ORDER BOOKS East Kent FILE - Order Book - ref. Q/SO/E/1 [n.d.] item: East Kent Order Book, Epiphany 1660/1 - ref. Q/SO/E1/f.48 [n.d.] |_ [from Scope and Content] William Bing and Michael Huffam, two of the inhabitants of the parish of Preston, for the decay of a bridge in the parishes of Preston and Elmstone leading from Preston and Elmstone to Canterbury and Sandwich.

The church, which is dedicated to St. Mildred, is but small. It consists of three isles, a high chancel, and a north chancel, having at the west end a low pointed steeple, in which hang five bells. It is kept exceedingly neat and handsome, and the whole of it ceiled. In the south isle is a tomb for Anne Hougham, obt. 1677. A stone, with a memorial for Michael Hougham, obt. 1679. In the high chancel a monument for Henry Waddell, vicar of Preston, obt. July 16, 1729. A monument for Peter Valavine, A. M. vicar of Preston, obt. Jan. 11, 1767. In the windows of the north chancel are some small remains of good painted glass. In this chancel was lately a school for teaching poor children to read and write; but it has been some time discontinued, through the parsimony of the parish officers and other principal inhabitants.

From: 'Parishes: Preston', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 135-142. URL: Date accessed: 03 December 2007.

I Michael Huffam of Preston yeoman give unto Sarah Huffam daughter of my brother Henry bedstead furniture safe of drawers with its contents just as all now stands in the little chamber which was her aunts also I bequeath to her £80 to be paid her at age 21 or marriage whichever happens first I give unto Katherine sister of Sarah the beadstead and complete furnishings drawers and contents from the great chamber as it now stands and was her aunts and bequeath £80 to be paid her at 21 or marriage which ever happens first.

Item, I bequeath unto Henry Huffam my kinsman the sum of £100 over and besides what shall be his share of my personal estate as one of my executors after my death legacies and funeral charges are paid to be kept by him as recompence. I desire to be buried in parish church at Preston as near my loving wife as convenient and discretion of my executor. My will is that my executor shall educate and bring up my 2 kinswomen Sarah and Katherine and find them fitting and necessary apparel also fit them for necessary work of life until 21 or marriage this without requiring anything except the injterest and benefits of the £80 legacy. I do make and ordain my brother Richard and my kinsman Henry Huffam the executors of this my will and desre them to be careful in duty and performance therof. Nothwithstanding, I have named my brother Richard joint executor with Henry Huffam yet it shall be only in trust for his son Michael and the overplus of my personal estate shall be divided into 2 equal parts and one part to said Henry beside his legacy of £100 to give and be kept and made use of by my brother intrust for his said son Michael when he is 21 then to be paid to him but without interest. Item I will to my executors and heirs my acre of land in Lady Downs the intent it may be sold toward payment of my debts and legacies. I devise unto Henry Huffam and his heirs all my xxx acres of land at Richboro in the yith of Ash. I revoke all wills formerly by me made and make this my last will and testament. In witness wherof I herewith set my hand and seal 24 August 1679 
Huffam, Michael (I255)
196 builder,
missionary, etc.
!NOTE: On the Jared Pratt Family Group Sheet, endowment date for Parley Parker
Pratt is given as 10 Dec 1845 NV. 
Tolles, Amy (I12078)
197 Craig W. Hodges, 41, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 5:55 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at his residence, with his mother by his side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Peoria, with Fr. Christopher Layden celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be one hour prior at church. Interment will be in Mt. Hawley Cemetery in Peoria.
Craig was born in Peoria on July 28, 1970, the son of Jack and Sandi (Hougham) Hodges. His father and grandparents, Betty and Bill Hougham, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Kaila and Drew Hodges of Morton; his mother, Sandi Hodges of Peoria; brothers, Richard Bradley of Peoria and Frank (Lisa) Bradley of Chillicothe; sister, Crystal Hodges of Harlengen, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Craig was last employed as an accountant with Sofie’s Stitches in Peoria and was formerly employed with Allied Steel in Chillicothe and AA Accounting in Peoria Heights.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was loved by everyone he met and will be missed by all of us.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Craig’s memory to his daughter, Kaila Hodges at Chase Bank or to the American Brain Tumor Association. 
Hodges, Craig W (I28612)
198 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14494)
199 dates from Achievements Ltd

mentioned in fathers will 
Hougham, Margaret (I251)
200 Denomination Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion Hougham, John Robert (I27065)

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