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The Ives Family


Nancy Ives Knab

2525 Main St #410
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Table of Contents

Generation 1

Robert Campbell Ives & Lucretia Adeline Eslinger 4

o Children of Robert Ives & Lucretia Eslinger 4
o Robert C. Ives and the Civil War 7
o Robert Ives Death Certificate 9
o Robert C. Ives Obituary 9

Isaac Daniel Sloan & Nancy Jane Blacker 10

o Children of Daniel Sloan & Jennie Blacker 10

Elijah Reden Fisher & Kezia Weakley 13

o Children of Elijah Fisher & Kezia Weakley 13
o Elijah Fisher Obituary 18
o Elijah Fisher Death Record 19
o Kezia Weakley Obituary 20

Albert Loop & Barbara Schungle 21

o Loop / Schungle Marriage Certificate 22
o Children of Albert Loop & Barbara Schungle 23
o Albert Loop Death Certificate 26
o Barbara Schungle Death Certificate 27

Generation 2

Ashley Joseph Ives & Minnie Elizabeth (Libbie) Sloan 28

o Children of Ashley Ives & Libbie Sloan 28
o Ashley Ives & Libbie Sloan Marriage License 29
o Ashley Ives Obituary 37
o Ashley Ives Death Certificate 37
o Libbie Sloan Obituary 38
o Libbie Sloan Death Certificate 39

Elmer Ellsworth Fisher & Altha Mae Loop 40

o Children of Elmer Fisher & Altha Loop 43
o Elmer Fisher Obituary 46
o Elmer Fisher Death Certificate 46
o Altha Loop Obituary 47
o Altha Loop Death Certificate 47

Generation 3

Minnie Faye Ives 49

Jennie Fern Ives 52

o Fern Spear Obituary 52

Harold Ashley Ives & Hilma Grace Fisher 53

o Children of Harold Ives and Hilma Fisher 56
o Harold Ives / Hilma Fisher Marriage License 58
o Hilma Fisher Obituary 66
o Hilma Fisher Funeral Service 66
o Hilma Grace Fisher Death Certificate 68

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o Harold Ives Obituary 69
o Harold Ives Death Certificate 70

o Recollections of Fern Ives 71
o Recollections of Elaine, Ruth and Joyce Ives 75
o Recollections of A.J Ives 77

Index 80

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Generation 1 – Robert Ives & Lucretia Eslinger


William Eslinger and Lucinda Chandler, was E. IVES and HARRIET CAMPBELL, was born
born 04 May 1843 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, 04 Apr 1841 in Bellevue, Eaton, Michigan, and
Iowa, and died 18 Mar 1889 in Stockton, died 30 Mar 1925 in Topeka, Shawnee,
Rooks, Kansas. Kansas.

LUCRETIA ESLINGER was married to ROBERT IVES 11 Jan 1864 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry
County, Iowa, by John B. Drayer, court judge.

Children of Robert Ives and Lucretia Eslinger:

Laura Josephine Ives, b: 19 Nov 1864 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, d: 12 Feb 1932 in
Hennessey, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, m Ferdinand Victor Raynor 08 Feb 1880 in Stockton, Rooks,
Kansas, m Harry Barrett Abt. 1909, m Howard William Shick 15 Jul 1912 in Topeka, Shawnee,
Frank Otto Ives, b: 15 Feb 1866 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, d: 21 Feb 1940 in Belleville,
Republic, Kansas, m Mary Estella Rose 25 Sep 1886 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Ashley Joseph Ives, b: 09 Feb 1869 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, d: 15 Apr 1924 in Stockton,
Rooks, Kansas, m Minnie Elizabeth (Libbie) Sloan 16 Jun 1897 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Asa Ashton Ives, b: 15 Feb 1873 in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, d: 20 Jun 1954 in Stockton,
Rooks, Kansas, m Mary Etta Maddy 15 Nov 1897 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Robert Bruce Ives, b: 31 Jan 1877 in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, d: 16 Jan 1919 in Grace Hospital,
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, m Nancy Ellen Maddy 15 Jul 1901 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas

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Generation 1 – Robert Ives & Lucretia Eslinger

Lucretia Adeline Eslinger Robert Campbell Ives

Ashley, Robert and either Frank, Asa or Robert Ives

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Rooks, Kansas, daughter of WILLIAM EDWARDS and MARY WILLET. She was born 02 Jul
1855 in Davis County, Iowa, and died 27 Aug 1938 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.

Robert & Sarah (Edwards) Ives

Taken in Topeka when they moved in with her daughter, Mary Patterson

Front: Cleo Ives, Robert Ives, Opal Ives, Ray Ives, Harold Ives
Back: Fern Ives, Flo Ives, Faye Ives, Goldie Ives
About 1917

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Generation 1 – Robert Ives & Lucretia Eslinger

Robert C. Ives and the Civil War - by Nancy Ives Knab

Our ancestor, Robert C. Ives, was 21 years old when he fought in the Civil War battle of
Prairie Grove, Arkansas. His discharge papers state he was 5 feet 10 ½ inches high, light
complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and a farmer by occupation.
There were 500 men in his regiment, the Nineteenth Iowa. They walked 110 miles to get
to the battle of Prairie Grove. It took them 3 days. They were issued Enfield Rifles and new shoes
that made blisters on their feet, so most of them carried their shoes and walked barefoot. When
they got to Prairie Grove it was nighttime. They waded across the Illinois River in freezing water
that was waist deep. On the other side they sank exhausted on the ground and slept. In the
morning their clothes were frozen to their bodies.
The battle started around 10 a.m., December 7, 1862. After the Federal Army fired 24
rifled cannons, the Confederates ran up the hill and hid behind the Borden house. The Federals,
not realizing an ambush was waiting, sent the Nineteenth Iowa up the hill after them. When the
Nineteenth Iowa got to the top of the hill and were in the apple orchard next to the Borden house,
the right half of the Confederate brigade rose and surrounded them. Close to 1,700 rebels fought
what was left of the 500 soldiers of the Nineteenth Iowa. Robert was shot in the face during this
slaughter, the bullet breaking his jaw and tearing out teeth and bone as it exited.
The Nineteenth Iowa had no chance to hold. Their only choice was to retreat or die in
place. After firing seven rounds in three minutes, only 70 of the 500 were able to flee back down
the hill. The other 430 were dead, dying, wounded, or missing. It took the Confederate brigade
only ten minutes to destroy the Nineteenth Iowa. In all, 2,700 Federal and Confederate soldiers
lost their lives that day.
Robert was left behind while the battle raged around him. He lay wounded on the hill until
the next day. Our family legend is that a Confederate doctor saved his life by pouring gunpowder
in the wound. It could have happened that way. The battle line moved up and down the hill all day
long. The doctors walked behind the line as it moved, treating the wounded regardless of whether
they were Federal or Confederate.
Robert was first sent by buckboard to a hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While being
treated there, he contracted jaundice. On February 7 he was sent to Springfield, Missouri General
Hospital where he was finally discharged on February 26, 1863. It’s almost 400 miles from
Springfield, Missouri to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Robert probably got home the same way he arrived,
by walking.
Robert married Lucretia Adeline Eslinger. They had 5 children, Laura, Frank, Ashley, Asa
and Bruce. On April 9, 1879, Robert, Lucretia and their children, and Lucretia’s sister Elizabeth
and her husband Phillip Newman and their 2 children, moved to Rooks County, Kansas, in two
covered wagons. Lucretia died March 18, 1889, and is buried in Stockton, Kansas. Robert was a
widower at age 47. Robert then married Sarah Amanda Edwards. Robert and Sarah moved to
Wamego, Kansas where Robert was the city marshal for seven years. Robert’s government
pension was $12 a month.

Creta Hilgers is in possession of a letter dated Nov 1 1905, that Robert C. Ives wrote to his son
Asa Ives:
One night rode all night until three thirty in the morning and got my man. Got home at
noon. Took the train in one hour and went to Silver Lake and got one. Found him in a joint.
Started with him and the whole gang made for me, but I was looking for that and drew my gun on
them and told them the first man that made a slide towards me I would kill and kept them back
until I got him on the train. He was bound over to court in the sum of one thousand dollars. I took
him to the county jail and then I had a crazy man for seven days. He came very near getting me
one night but was to quick for him. Had to keep the shackles on him. He ruined three sells in the
jail. Cost me 15 dollars to repair the jail. Get him off my hands on Friday and by night had another
case on hand. Got shed of it last night. I have traveled over three hundred miles in the last month,
once to K.C., MO, twice to Topeka. Served twenty-two papers.
How has Robert got? Is he any better? How much corn will you have? How much did you
sow and how does the wheat? Look did you get your kitchen built? Tell the children that I would

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Generation 1 – Robert Ives & Lucretia Eslinger

like to see them. Now this is to all of you and I want you to write me soon. Will close for this time
and will try and do better.
From your father.
R.C. Ives
To all

Ashley Ives, Beth Spear, Fern Ives Spear, Robert Ives


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Generation 1 – Robert Ives & Lucretia Eslinger

Robert Ives Death Certificate

30 Mar 1925

The Topeka Daily State Journal, Topeka, Kansas, Tuesday, March 31, 1925
Civil War Veteran Dies
Robert C. Ives Had Lived in Topeka Sixteen Years
Robert C. Ives, 84, widely known Civil War veteran and retired farmer, died Monday
night at his home, 1233 Garfield Street. He had resided in Topeka for the last sixteen years,
moving here from Wamego, where he had acted as city marshal for seven years. Mrs. Ives
sustained wounds in the Civil War that kept him an invalid the greater part of his life.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Ives; three children, Frank O. Ives, Republic
City, Kan., Asa A. Ives, Stockton, Kan., and Mrs. Laura Shick, Hennessey, Okla; and fourteen
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Westminster
Presbyterian Church. Lincoln Post No. 1, G.A.R., will have charge of the services. Burial will be in
Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Generation 1 – Isaac Sloan & Nancy Blacker

Isaac Daniel Sloan, born 07 Jul 1853 in Nancy Jane Blacker, born 17 Jan 1856 in
Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; died 17 Allamakee County, Iowa; died 06 Apr 1890 in
Sep 1888 in Browns Creek, Jewell, Kansas. Maka Twp, Allamakee, Iowa. She was the
He was the son of Samuel Sloan and Mary Ann daughter of James Wesley Blacker and Nancy
Cuppet. Mariah Archer.

Isaac Daniel Sloan married Nancy Jane Blacker Jan 1874 in Makee Twp, Allamakee, Iowa

Children of Isaac Daniel Sloan & Nancy Jane Blacker:

Minnie Elizabeth (Libbie) Sloan b: 27 Apr 1876 in Waukon, Allamakee, Iowa, d: 02 May 1946 in
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Ashley Joseph Ives 16 Jun 1897 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Ida May (Mamie) Sloan b: 01 Nov 1878 in Makee Twp, Allamakee, Iowa, d: 01 Feb 1943 in
Esbon, Jewell, Kansas, m Walter Carney Topliff 08 Oct 1895 in Mayview, Kansas.
Wilbert Daniel Sloan b: 10 Mar 1880 in Browns Creek Twp, Jewell, Kansas, d: 24 Mar 1942 in
Esbon, Jewell, Kansas, m Della Iva Nelson 28 Mar 1900 in Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas.
Rebecca Adda Sloan b: 01 Jun 1882 in Kansas, d: 14 Dec 1920, m Elmer Berry 04 Jun 1902.
Mary Jane (Maude) Sloan b: 27 Oct 1884 in Iowa, d: 25 Aug 1901 in Ionia, Jewell, Kansas
Ruth Ellen Sloan b: 05 Jan 1887 in Brownscreek, Jewell, Kansas, d: 31 Jan 1935 in Ulysses,
Nebraska, m Guy Austin Wynegar 01 Mar 1906.
John David Sloan b: 05 Jan 1887 in Brownscreek, Jewell, Mayville, KS, d: 18 Sep 1973 in Smith
Center, Smith, Kansas, m Mina Althea Brant 01 Jan 1910 in Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas.

In 1855 when Isaac Daniel Sloan was two, he, his mother and 7 siblings boarded a barge in
Bedford County, Pennsylvania and floated down the Ohio River until they were within about a
hundred miles of the home his father had established in Colesburg, Iowa. They departed the
barge and came overland to the homestead. From the Sloan/Blacker Book by Duane G. Sloan,
August 1979.

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Generation 1 – Isaac Sloan & Nancy Blacker

The Ohio River

Walter Topliff & Ida May (Mamie) Sloan Wilbert Sloan & Della Nelson

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Generation 1 – Isaac Sloan & Nancy Blacker

The Sloan family probably traveled the entire 981 miles of the Ohio River, from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. From there they probably boarded a steamship to
cruise up the Mississippi River to either Davenport, Iowa, which is 107 miles from Colesburg,
Iowa; or to Dubuque, Iowa, which is 34 miles from Colesburg.

In the 1880 census, taken 22 June 1880, Daniel and Jane Sloan and 2 daughters, Libbie and Ida,
are living in Makee, Allamakee, Iowa with his parents Samuel and Mary. Interestingly, Nancy,
Libbie, Ida and William (but NOT Daniel) are also listed as living next door to James and Nancy
Blacker, Nancy Jane Sloan’s parents, in Browns Creek, Jewell, Kansas.

Isaac Daniel Sloan died from typhoid fever in 1888 and his funeral was the first funeral preached
in the new Mayview Christian Church. Two years later Nancy Jane (Blacker) Sloan died from
cancer or green sickness (In medicine, chlorosis (also known as "green sickness") is a form of
anemia named for the greenish tinge of the skin of a patient. Its symptoms included lack of
energy, shortness of breath, dyspepsia, headaches, a capricious or scanty appetite and
amenorrhoea. Today this disease is diagnosed as hypochromic anemia.) After their parents died,
the children were split up:

Minnie (Libbie) stayed with Aunt Fee Cason.

Ida May (Mamie) lived with the Newt Topliff’s and later married Newt’s youngest brother, Walter
Rebecca Adda (Addie) was a servant in a hotel in Mankato, Kansas, by 1900.
Wilbert Daniel (Will) – unknown who took Will in.
Mary Jane (Maude) was taken in by Alfred and Mary Baxter. When Maude died at age sixteen,
the Baxters put “Maudie” and their name (Baxter) on the tombstone, but they never officially
adopted her.
Ruth stayed with David and Mary Weaver at Beaver City, Nebraska.
John lived with Frank and Lidia Cheeseman from the age of 3 until the age of 10. He then lived
with Art Buffington and Art Buffington’s brother-in-law, Oscar Atkins, until the age of 14. From
then until he married he lived with his brother W.D. Sloan.

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Generation 1 – Isaac Sloan & Nancy Blacker

Sloan Tombstone

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

Elijah Reden Fisher Kezia Weakley

and ELIZABETH HODGES, was born 20 May 1826 WEAKLEY and NANCY STAFFORD, was
in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, and died 08 Apr born 09 Mar 1837 in Shelbyville, Shelby,
1894 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas. He married (1) Indiana, and died 19 Jul 1904 in Beloit,
MARY MARGARET MCFARLAND 02 Sep 1852 in Mitchell, Kansas. She married (1)
Marion County, Indiana, daughter of THOMAS GREENBURY STAFFORD 21 Jul 1853 in
MCFARLAND and ELIZABETH WYCOFF. She Shelby County, Indiana, son of WILLIAM
was born 24 Apr 1834 in Indianapolis, Marion STAFFORD. He was born 02 Nov 1826 in
County, Indiana, and died 16 Mar 1866. Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, and died 29
Aug 1863.

ELIJAH FISHER and KEZIA WEAKLEY were married 05 Feb 1867 in Shelbyville, Shelby,

Children of Elijah Fisher and Kezia Weakley:

Maggie Toynetta Fisher, b: 30 Dec 1867 in Linton, Greene, Indiana, d: 09 Mar 1947 in
Springfield, Lane, Oregon, m George Washington Smith 16 Nov 1884 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas.
Effie Ola Fisher, b: 27 Apr 1870 in Galesburg, Jasper, Iowa, d: 09 Dec 1961 in Osborne,
Osborne, Kansas, m David Ellsworth Gilbert 11 Sep 1889 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas.
Frankie Reden Fisher, b: 11 Sep 1874 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 24 Apr 1875 in Beloit,
Mitchell, Kansas.
Laura Fisher, b: 27 Jan 1876 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 27 Jan 1876 in Beloit, Mitchell,
Elmer Ellsworth Fisher, b: 06 Aug 1878 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 30 Mar 1955 in Plainville,
Rooks, Kansas, m Altha Mae Loop 16 Aug 1899 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas in her parents'

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

Elmer Fisher, About 1879

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

The Fisher Family

Front: Elijah, Kezia
Back: Maggie, Elmer, Effie

Land of the Post Rock

By G. Mulilenburg & Ada Swineford, 1975
Pages 125 & 126
A building built in 1872 by W.R. Stockard, Irish immigrant and stonemason four miles
east of Beloit and one mile south of Kansas 9 now belongs to O.H. Senter, Stockard’s grandson.
Mr. & Mrs. O.H. Senter live there.
One mile north of the Senter farm near Gilbert Station on Kansas 9 is a home that has
been there since the first decade of the area’s settlement. The land is now owned by Phillip Doyle
but first owned by E.R. Fisher, who built the house in 1878 and whose name (with the date 1879)
appearing on the cornerstone. Doyle said his parents bought the farm from Joe Gilbert, who
bought the place from Fisher and built the grain elevator (Gilbert Station) on the branch of the
Missouri Pacific Railroad that runs through the property.
“The old house was a favorite stopping place for families coming west from back east,
having one of the few never-failing water wells in the county,” Doyle pointed out.
Post rock played a vital role as the central Kansas upland evolved from a treeless
grassland. The homestead movement after the Civil War brought settlers to the area. Obliged to
find a substitute for post timber, they began turning back the sod and splitting posts from the rock
layer that for centuries had lain dormant. Beloit has retained its post rock image.

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

From the National Archives

Elijah R. Fisher mustered in August 9, 1862 in Marion County as a private in Captain P.S.
Carson's company, 70 Reg't Ind Inf. This organization subsequently became Co. G 70 Reg't Ind
Inf. He was listed as 'wagoner' in the company muster roll August 12 to August 31, 1862. He
appears on returns as follows: June 1863 wood chopper. Jan 1864 absent sick. Div Hosp July 29.
His description: age 36 years; height 5 feet 10 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes blue; hair
dark. Where born Marion, Indiana. Occupation farmer.
Appears on Co. Muster-out roll, dated near Wash, D.C., June 8, 1865. Muster-out to date
June 8, 1865. Last paid to Aug 31, 1864. Clothing account: Last settled Aug 31, 1864; drawn
since $76.74. Bounty paid $25.00; due $75.00. Remarks: promoted Corporal Sept. 1, 1864.

Mitchell County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll

Contributed by Mike Jacobs, November, 1997
Cert #219,856
Name of Pensioner: Fisher, Elijah R.
P.O. Address: Beloit
Cause for which pensioned: disease of eyes
Monthly rate: $2
Date: October 1882

Weakley-Stafford-Fisher book
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Elijah R. Fisher was born in Marion County, Indiana. He joined the Baptist Church at the
age of 18 years in Lick Creek, Indiana. He married Miss Mary N. McFarland Sept. 2, 1852.
August 9, 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army, Company G 70th Indiana Volunteers and was
honorably discharged June 12, 1865. He marched with General Sherman to the sea and was the
oldest man (over 36 years) in the regiment. His colonel was Benjamin Harrison who later
became the 23rd president of the U.S. On the long difficult march, Mr. Fisher was an inspiration
and morale builder to the men in his regiment, but later when his strength gave out, Colonel
Harrison loaned him his horse to ride and walked along beside him. He had numerous (16) bullet
holes through his hat but was never injured. Later when Colonel Harrison became president,
they corresponded once or twice. In 1866 his wife died and left him with several young children
to care for. He married Mrs. Kezia Stafford of Shelbyville, Indiana, in 1867. In 1869 he moved to
Jasper County, Iowa. In 1874 he located in Mitchell County, Kansas where he lived until his death
April 8, 1894. He was the father of 13 children; 8 by his first wife and 5 by his second. At his
death he was buried with full military honors with about 100 old comrades in attendance as well
as a great throng of friends.

Four miles east of Beloit near Kansas Highway 9 is the home built by E.R. Fisher in 1878 and
whose name (along with the date 1879) appears on the cornerstone. The home is made of post
rock which played a vital role as the central Kansas towns evolved from the grassland. The old
house was a favorite stopping place for families coming west because of its never failing water
wells, which were few in the county. Joe Gilbert bought the home and built a grain elevator
(Gilbert Station) on the branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad that goes through the property.
The land was later bought by Phillip Doyle.

E.R.'s value of real estate in 1875 was $400, personal property $284, and his parents were born
in Indiana. According to family lore, E.R. Fisher was pure English.

The only real estate Elijah owned was his homestead on the SW 1/4 of 31-6-6 (Lulu twp. -
Mitchell County, Kansas). He sold it to Joseph Gilbert in 1885. His final receivers receipt on his
claim was #9904, application #13412 at the Homestead Receivers Office in Concordia, Kansas,
September 15, 1880.

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

Obituary of Elijah Fisher

Died at his home in Beloit, Kansas, April 8, 1894, Elijah R. Fisher, aged 67 years, 10 months and
19 days. Bro. Fisher was born in Marion County, Indiana. He was converted to the Christian
religion when 18 years of age and joined the Baptist Church at Lick Creek, Indiana. On 2 Sep
1852 he was married to Miss Mary M. McFarland. On 9 Aug 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army,
a member of Company G, 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, from which he was discharged June
13, 1865, with an honorable record as a good soldier. Sometime in March 1866, his wife
sickened and died, leaving him with a family of small children to care for February 5, 1867, he
was married to Mrs. Kezia Stafford of Shelbyville, Indiana, who survives him. In the year 1869 he
moved with his family to Jasper County, Iowa, where he lived until 1874 when he located in
Mitchell County, Kansas where he made his home until called to the mansion above. Mr. Fisher
was the father of thirteen children: eight by his first wife and five by his second. Seven of these
live to mourn the loss of a kind and Christian father. Brother Fisher at his death was a respected
member of the Scottsville Baptist Church. His last illness was long and painful, yet through it all
he exhibited true Christian patience, never murmuring or complaining, but frequently exclaiming,
in his most terrible agony, "Lord not my will but thine be done." When possible for him to
converse with friends he expressed himself, again and again, as willing to change worlds, and
near his end made arrangements for his own funeral, expressing desire that Elder M.E. Grover
should preach his funeral; selecting his own pall bearers, among whom was W.H. Gilmore of this
city, and the others were also members of the G.A.R; and that the G.A.R. should bury his body
with military honors. His requests were all complied with. The funeral was held in the Baptist
Church in Beloit where Rev. Grover, assisted by Rev. Martin and Rev. Brown, conducted
religious service. The remains were then taken in charge the the Beloit Post G.A.R., assisted by
Scottsville Post, and followed to the grave by about 100 old comrades and a great throng of
sympathizing friends, where he was buried in true military form. The casket was laden with
beautiful flowers, evergreens and ivy, beautiful tokens of friendship and remembrance. The
bereaved family have the sympathy of all who knew him, and all join in saying their loss is his
gain. "Blessed are the dead which lie in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." Rev. 14-13. One by one earth's ties
are broken, As we see our love decay; And the hope so fondly cherished, Brighten but to pass
away. One by one our hopes grow brighter, As we see the shining shore; For we know across
the river, Wait the loved ones gone before. - M.E.G.

E.R. Fisher, an old resident of Mitchell County, died in Beloit on Sunday at 4 p.m. The
immediate cause of his death was a cancerous tumor of the face. The deceased, who was a
native of Indiana, was 68 years of age at the time of his death. He was an old soldier and served
three years in the Civil War, enlisting 8 Aug 1862 as a private in the 70th Regiment Indiana
Infantry. He was mustered out of the same company and regiment in which he had enlisted, in
June 1865. He was mustered as a member of Beloit Post G.A.R. No. 147, 20 May 1893 on
transfer from Scottsville Post. The deceased owned a farm near Gilbert on which he formerly
lived, leaving it a few years ago to take up his residence in Scottsville. He had been living in
Beloit for the past year. He was buried on Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery, the Beloit Post G.A.R.
assisted by the Scottsville Post in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

Elijah Fisher Death Record

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Generation 1 – Elijah Fisher Kezia Weakley

Weakley-Stafford-Fisher book:
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Mrs. Keziah Weakley Stafford Fisher was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, March 9, 1837 --
died July 19, 1904 at Aunt Effie Gilbert's home in Beloit, Kansas. She married Greenbury Stafford
July 21, 1853. Five children were born to them. On February 5, 1867 she married Elijah Fisher.
Five children were born to them: Maggie Toinetty, Effie, Elmer and twins who died in infancy. The
Fishers joked about their many children saying, "Pa, your kids and my kids are pestering our
Keziah at one time sent a lawyer to England to inquire about an inheritance from a
relative who died. The lawyer never returned. E.R. Fisher said they could have put up gold fence
posts with the money.
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Keziah was living in Shelbyville, Indiana, when she was widowed at the age of 26. After she
married Elijah Reden Fisher, they moved to Jasper County, Iowa in 1869 and then to Mitchell
County, Kansas in 1874.

Obituary of Kezia Weakley Stafford Fisher

Mrs. Kezia Weakley Stafford Fisher was born in Shelbyville, Indiana March 9, 1837; died
July 19, 1904 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dave Gilbert, four miles northeast of Beloit. Mrs.
Fisher had been a great and patient sufferer for many months from cancer. All medical aid was
of no avail, and she patiently suffered away her days. She took great pleasure in the many little
visits of dear friends during her sickness, and many times she would lie in her bed and sing
praises to her God. She was converted at age fourteen, and had lived a faithful and earnest
Christian (life) since that time. She was married to Greenbury Stafford July 21, 1853. Five
children were born to this union. One died in infancy. Greenbury Stafford died August 29, 1863.

On February 5, 1867, she was married to Elijah R. Fisher, who had four children. Five
children were born to this union; two died in infancy. Mr. Fisher departed this life April 8, 1894.
The two younger children, Elmer Fisher and Mrs. Dave Gilbert, were at her bedside when the sad
change came. She was conscious almost to the last; was without pain, and said she was happy,
and would soon meet so many loved ones that had gone before, and begged them not to grieve.
Mrs. Fisher was a kind and loving mother, always ready to help in time of need. She will be
greatly missed by her friends and neighbors.
Funeral was held at the residence at 3 o'clock, July 20. The services were conducted by
Rev. Ritz of the Christian Church.

Elijah Reden Fisher, Kezia, and her father, John Weakley are all buried in the Elmwood
Cemetery, Beloit, Kansas. Their names are on the same tombstone.

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Generation 1 – Albert Loop & Barbara Schungle

Albert Loop Barbara Schungle

GOODE, was born 03 Jul 1838 in Berne, FREDERICK SCHUNGLE and BARBARA MILLER
Teherlach, Canton St Gallen, Switzerland, and was born 29 Apr 1849 in Cincinnati, Hamilton,
died 20 Jul 1918 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas. Ohio, and died 05 Jul 1934 in Topeka, Shawnee,

ALBERT LOOP married BARBARA SCHUNGLE 03 Mar 1868 in Hamilton County, Ohio.

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Generation 1 – Albert Loop & Barbara Schungle

Albert Loop / Barbara Schungle Marriage License

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Generation 1 – Albert Loop & Barbara Schungle

Children of Albert Loop and Barbara Schungle:

Fred Charles Loop, born 11 Oct 1868 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 27 May 1946 in
Eugene, Lane, Oregon; married (1) Ruth McKim; married (2) Mable Ada Simpson 05 Jun 1901.
John Joseph Loop, born 29 Mar 1870 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas19,20; died 11 Jul 1908 in
Holton, Jackson, Kansas; married Lulu B. Wylie 15 Aug 1896 in Holton, Jackson, Kansas.
George Martin Loop, born 20 Jun 1871 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 27 Aug 1938 in
Hardy, Nuckolls, Nebraska; married Etta May McClure 01 Oct 1896.
Arnold R. Loop, born 30 Oct 1872 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 30 Dec 1957 in Tulsa,
Tulsa, Oklahoma; married Lena May Wylie 05 Apr 1901 in Holton, Jackson, Kansas.
Peter William Loop, born 09 May 1874 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 02 May 1949 in
Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas; married Kittie Vivian Grecian 08 Dec 1908.
Clara Dell Loop, born 08 Aug 1876 in Beloit or Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 29 Jul 1908 in
Asherville or Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas; married Oscar Douglas Hotchkiss 06 Sep 1899 in
Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas.
Altha Mae Loop, born 21 Dec 1877 in Asherville, Mitchell Kansas; died 11 May 1965 in Stockton,
Rooks, Kansas; married Elmer Ellsworth Fisher 16 Aug 1899 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas in her
parents' home.
Ida Mary Loop, born 30 Sep 1879 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 24 Nov 1900 in Asherville,
Mitchell, Kansas
Edward Franklin Loop, born 18 Jun 1881 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 12 Jan 1947 in
Seymour, Wayne, Iowa; married Bitha Lona Masters 28 Aug 1918 in Seymour, Wayne, Iowa.
Effie Grace Loop, born 08 Sep 1884 in Asherville, Mitchell Kansas; died 04 Jan 1936 in Topeka,
Shawnee, Kansas; married Joseph M. Cavender 24 Apr 1917 in Randal, Kansas.
James Albert Loop, born 29 Nov 1888 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 28 Jul 1964 in
Shawnee, Kansas; married Nancy Ellen Masters 18 Aug 1920 in Seymour, Wayne, Iowa.
Minnie Eva Loop, born 05 Jun 1891 in Asherville, Mitchell Kansas; died 05 Sep 1891 in
Asherville, Mitchell Kansas.
Nettie AliceEllen Loop, born 07 Mar 1893 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas; died 12 Dec 1942 in
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas; married William Lee Senter 03 Apr 1912 in Asherville, Mitchell,

A family legend was told that sometime around 1868-1870 Barbara and Baby Fred were
alone on the homestead when Indians rode into the yard to sharpen their knives on the
grindstone. Fearing for their lives, Barbara and Baby Fred were hiding when a horse came up
from the creek east of the house and whinnied. The Indians abandoned their grinding and instead
took pursuit of the horse. Once the horse was caught and butchered, the Indians did not return to
bother the Loops. Kansas was still untamed land, as the article below describes:

In August of 1868, roving bands of Cheyenne and Sioux visited the settlements in
Mitchell County and lingered about the mouth of Plumb and Asher creeks for several days,
hoping to steal something from the settlers. Finally, to intimidate the settlers they shot 2 men and
a woman, killed a man in Brown creek and wounded his son, and stole two little girls who were
later recovered by the settlers on the Saline when abandoned there. Three men lost their lives in
pursuing the Indians. A stockade was established at Howie's ranch, just below the forks of Asher
creek a few miles above the present town of Asherville, and nearly all the settlers spent the next
winter there. Early in 1869 Dr. Rose of Junction City tried to settle on the Solomon 2 miles south
of Cawker City, but was driven out by the Indians and killed near Glen Elder in trying to make his
escape. On May 9, 1870, a party of Cheyennes and Arapahoes came upon four men on Oak
Creek near the west line of Mitchell County. The Indians were unable to subdue the men, so they
rode on down the river and made an attack at Glen Elder, killing 3 men. Other attacks followed,
and the final raid took place July 2, 1870. Civilization was then pretty well established. -- Kansas:
a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns,
prominent persons, etc.,

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From Kansas and Kansans, Volume IV, 1927

Arnold R. Loop is giving an admirable administration as county superintendent of schools
for Mitchell County, with executive headquarters in the city of Beloit, judicial center of the county.
He is a native son of Kansas and a scion, in the second generation of one of the sterling pioneer
families of the Sunflower State.
On the pioneer homestead farm of his parents, situated on Asher Creek, Mitchell County,
Arnold R. Loop was born October 30, 1874, a son of Albert and Barbara (Schungle) Loop, the
former of whom was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, and the latter of whom was born in
Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of Frederick Schungle, a native of Germany and a prosperous farmer
in Hamilton County, Ohio, at the time of his death, his widow having come to Kansas with her
daughter Barbara (Mrs. Albert Loop) and having passed the remainder of her life in Mitchell
Albert Loop received in his native land liberal educational advantages, and he was
eighteen years of age when he came to the United States, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil
War. His loyalty to his adopted land was forthwith shown by his enlistment as a member of
Company F, 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with which he served three years, as a private. His
regiment was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and he took part in many engagements,
including the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg, in the former of which he received a gunshot
wound in one of his arms. He never lost interest in his old comrades and was one of the veteran
members of the Beloit, Kansas, post of the Grand Army of the Republic at the time of his death, in
July, 1918, at the venerable age of eighty-one years. His marriage was solemnized in Hamilton
County, Ohio, and thence he and his family made the overland journey to Kansas in 1868. He
entered claim to land in Mitchell County, and there developed the productive old homestead farm
that still represents the home of his widow. Of the thirteen children, all but one attained to adult
age, and nine of the number are now living: Fred C. resides at Eugene, Oregon; John J. died at
Holton, Kansas, and was survived by his wife and several children; George M. resides at Hardy,
Nebraska; Arnold R., of this review, was the next in order of birth; William is a farmer in Mitchell
County; Clara, deceased, was the wife of O.D. Hotchkiss, of Shawnee County; Altha is the wife of
E.E. Fisher, of Stockton, Kansas; Ida is deceased; Edward F. is a farmer near Seymour, Iowa;
Grace is the wife of J.M. Cavender, of Asherville Township, Mitchell County, Kansas; James is a
resident of Lawrence, Kansas; Minnie died in childhood; and Nettie is the wife of Lee Senter, of
Graham County, Kansas. In the home of Albert Loop was reared also his grandson, a son of
Mrs. O.D. Hotchkiss, and he is, in 1927, a student in the Topeka Business College.

From the Company Muster Roll, Company F, 28 Regimental Ohio Infantry, for May & June,
1864: Albert was "absent sick at Grafton (hard to read), VA, since June 19, 1864, for wounds
received in Battle of Piedmont, VA, June 5, 1864.
Appears on Returns as follows: June 1864 absent wounded at the battle of Piedmont,
VA. June 5, 1864. Left at Beverly. June 6 (hard to read), 1864.

From the Company Muster-out Roll, July 22, 1864, Camp Dennison, O, Company F, 28
Regimental Ohio Infantry: Albert was "sick in G Hosp Camp Dennison, O (hard to read), Last
paid to December 31, 1863. Clothing account last settled December 31, 1863. Amount for
clothing in kind or money advanced $5, due U.S. for arms, equipment, due $100.

From Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washington, November 29, 1897: It has
this day, November 29, 1897, been determined by this Department from records on file and from
information furnished by the auditor for the War Department that this soldier was discharged the
service July 23, 1864, his company having been mustered out on that date, he being at the time
reported absent sick.

Civil War Service Records

Loop Albert, Company F, Unit 28 Ohio Infantry; Rank - Induction: Private; Rank - Discharge:
Private ; Allegiance: Union.

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History of Hamilton County Ohio

Page 116, Privates
Albert Loop is listed as a private in Company F of the twenty-eighth Ohio Infantry.

American Civil War Soldiers Record

Name: Albert Loop ,
Enlistment Date: 13 June 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Unit Numbers: 1854 1854
Service Record: Absent sick at Hospl, Camp Dennison, OH
Enlisted as a Private on 13 June 1861 at the age of 25
Enlisted in Company F, 28th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 06 July 1861.
Mustered out Company F, 28th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 23 July 1864 in Camp Dennison, OH

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Albert Loop Death Certificate

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Barbara Schungle Death Certificate

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Ashley Joseph Ives Minnie (Libbie) Elizabeth Sloan


09 Feb 1869, Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa and BLACKER, was born 27 Apr 1876 in Waukon,
died 15 Apr 1924, Stockton, Rooks, Kansas. Allamakee, Iowa, and died 02 May 1946 in
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.

ASHLEY IVES married LIBBIE SLOAN 16 Jun 1897 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.

Children of Ashley Ives & Libbie Sloan:

Minnie Faye Ives was born 20 Nov 1897 in Kansas, married William George Zwink 22 Aug 1922,
married Marion Raymond Connell 05 Jun 1928, died 12 Mar 1930.
Jennie Fern Ives was born 23 Aug 1900 at Jim Creek Ranch near Stockton, Rooks, Kansas,
married Scott Randolph Spear 15 Jun 1921 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, died 26 Dec 1998 in
Norton, Norton, Kansas.
Harold Ashley Ives was born 05 Nov 1902 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, married Hilma Grace
Fisher 26 Nov 1925 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, died 26 Jan 1988 in Plainville, Rooks, Kansas.

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Marriage License of Ashley Ives & Libbie Sloan

From the Rooks County Newspaper, January 7, 1898

Ashley Ives mortally hurt.
Another terrible accident occurred Tuesday evening about dark which caused the
mangling and bruising of Ashley Ives and may yet result in his death. Ashley went to work for Mr.
Harn a few days ago in his store. On Tuesday afternoon he went with Mr. Harn to the latter's hog
yards near the creamery building and assisted him in building new pens and dividing the hogs.
Upon returning to Mr. Harn's house they saw John McNulty with his team and wagon and
borrowed them to take a load of manure down to cover the hog sheds. Upon arriving at the top of
the hill at the creamery building they decided to unhitch the horses and run the load down by
hand, which was done. Mr. Harn had hold of the end of the tongue while Ives was holding on to
the double-tree. When they got nearly to the fence Ives cried out to Harn to "let her go," and he
responded "all right," and at the last moment stepped to one side and let the tongue run through
the wire fence. Ives was not so fortunate in getting away, for the tongue, the double-tree and the
wagon caught him next to the fence and crushed him against a post, the principal pressure
coming against his jaws and the side of his head. Mr. Harn got him out with the greatest difficulty
and Ives staggered to his feet, a thick steam of blood running out of his mouth. He said, "I am
hurt bad, go for a doctor." Ernest Howell, who was passing by in the road in a buggy, came over
and they put the wounded man in and took him to Coolbaugh's drug store. Harn rode one of the
horses ahead and got Drs. Leigh and Callender at the store by the time the buggy got there. Ives
was covered with blood, making a frightful spectacle.
An examination showed that the lower jaw bone was broken on both sides and his head
was otherwise mangled and bruised. His left clavicle was also broken. He bled profusely from

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the ears and mouth, and it was thought he could not live through the night. The sufferer was
carried on a stretcher to his home on east Main street. Contrary to expectations the young man is
improving, and feels confident that he will get well. He has to take nourishment through a tube
and appears to be getting along all right.

The Ives Family

Ashley (standing) Harold, Libbie, Faye and Fern
About 1902

From the Rooks County Newspaper, January, 1904

Ashley Ives went to Topeka Thursday to have his right eye, which as troubled him for the past 15
years and has been a great deal worse since Christmas, operated on by some specialist. We
hope Ashley will fully recover the use of his eye.

Stockton Sentinel, September 27, 2007, page 7A

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years ago (1909)
Griffin & Ives sold their 200 acre tract north of town, known as the Bedker Quarter and the
chicken ranch to B.G. Washington of Speed for the consideration of $5,000.

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Stockton Sentinel, September 6, 2007, page 7A

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years ago (1909)
Ashley Ives sold his farm in Lenark Township known as the old R.C. Jones homestead, to his
sister, Mrs. Raynor. The consideration was $4,200.

Stockton Sentinel, September 27, 2007, page 7A

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years ago (1909)
We the undersigned, will pay $25.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest and
conviction of any person tearing down or in any way destroying sign boards, hunting or
trespassing on any of our premises. W.R. Griffin, Ashley J. Ives, T.J. Bronson, Fred Lambert,
R.P. Griffith, Geo. Simons and Bartlett & Coolbaugh.
Ashley Ives owned Jim Creek Ranch. He was a mule trader. He would buy mules, have his son
Harold break them, and then sell them. He also sold Model Ts.

Ray Ives, about 1912, holding his Uncle Ashley’s mules.

Ashley Ives in middle, standing in a Fedder Box

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The Ives Farm

Stockton Sentinel, February 21, 2008, page 7A

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years ago (1910)
Five good milk cows, ten work horses, good buggy and wagon cheap, at the Jim Creek Ranch. . .
. . Monday morning Griff & Ives and Reed Bros. shipped eight cars of cattle and hogs to the river

Stockton Sentinel, May 8, 2008, page 7A

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years ago (1910)
Ashley Ives’ new house in Iowa Township is nearly completed. Its dimensions are 16x26, a story
and a half.

Ashley Joseph Ives on the Ives Farm

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Ashley Ives Minnie (Libbie) Elizabeth Sloan

Abt 1911 1890s

This story is told by Velera Spear Sawyer: My

Grandmother Libby Ives was a jewel. During the
depression she had 3 families living with her in
her big farmhouse. Grandad Ashley died when I
was 1 year old. There were 18 of us to feed,
clothe and get off to school. There were 13
children, and I was 3rd in line. I remember the big
washings hung out to dry. We did not want for
anything to do. We went to church Sunday
morning and Wednesday night. Our life was set
around the church. She was superintendent of the
Sunday school. We always had a large crowd of
young people who attended. She shaped all of our
lives. – November 2008

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Libbie Sloan & Siblings Libbie Sloan upper right, not sure who
Front: Maude (Mary Jane), Libbie, John the others are
Back: Will
Abt 1890

Libbie Sloan and siblings at the Stockton farm.

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Libbie Sloan and Grandchildren

Front: Velera Spear, Darold Zwink, Donald Spear
Back: Beth Spear, Libbie Ives, Robert Zwink

Bob Zwink (standing), Darold Zwink, A.J Bob Zwink, A.J Ives, Darold Zwink
Ives (in box)
The Three Preachers

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Faye Ives, Robert Zwink, Libbie Ives

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Death Takes Another Good, Fine Citizen

Ashley Ives Answered the Final Summons Tuesday
This paper is again called to chronicle the death of another good and fine citizen. Ashley
J. Ives passed away Tuesday morning after an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Ives has been a resident of this community for perhaps forty-five years and has been
a great factor in the upbuilding of the town and locality.
Several weeks ago he was stricken with an attack of neuritis. Later he developed a case
of influenza and with other complications resulted in his death.
The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian church.

Ashley J. Ives Death Certificate

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Minnie E. Ives
Minnie Elizabeth, eldest child of Daniel and Jennie Blacker Sloan, was born in Waukon,
Iowa, April 27, 1876, and after a long useful pilgrimage of 70 years and five days, she quietly and
peacefully closed her earthly career at the closing of the day, May 2, 1946, at the farm home
adjacent to Stockton on the north.
When but a child of two years, she with her parental family came to Kansas, and located
in Jewell County, at a place known as the Brown Creek community, where she developed into
youth, and at the age of twelve years she passed through the trying experience of bidding
farewell to her father in his death, and two years later death claimed her mother, leaving the care
of the family to her in a large degree. After attaining young womanhood, she came to Rooks
County in 1896, which county had since been her place of continuous residence.
She was united in marriage to Ashley J. Ives, June 16, 1897, and to this union were born
three children, M. Faie, deceased in 1930, J. Fern Spear, of Norton, and Harold Ives, of Stockton.
Her husband, Ashley J. Ives, died April 13, 1924, leaving her to provide and care for the family.
After the death of her daughter, Faie, leaving three young children, Mrs. Ives took them into her
own home and tenderly cared for them as a mother. Well may it be said, "Her children and
grandchildren rise up and call her blessed."
About 35 years ago she obeyed the gospel and united with the Christian Church at
Stockton, and had since been a loyal and dependable servant of her Lord. For a number of years
she was superintendent of the junior department of the Bible school, and had a record of seven
years perfect attendance. She was also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps, and a member
of the Royal Neighbors Lodge. Those who survive to mourn her passing: Two children, J. Fern
Spear and family of Norton, and Harold Ives and family of Stockton; 17 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren; one brother, John D. Sloan of Lebanon; a number of other relatives and
many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon, May 5, 1946, with
Rev. F.M. McDonald in charge, assisted by Rev. Chas. E. Chandler. The funeral hymns were
sung by Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Robinson, with J.P. Vallette as
pianist. Six grandsons served as pall bearers. Interment was in the Stockton cemetery.

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Libbie Sloan Death Certificate

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Altha & Elmer Fisher


Elmer & Altha Fisher, Altha & Elmer Fisher

50th Wedding Anniversary 1949
Their cake was made by their
granddaughter, Elaine Ives Yoxall.

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Aug 1878 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, and died 21 Dec 1877 in Asherville, Mitchell Kansas,
30 Mar 1955 in Plainville, Rooks, Kansas. and died 11 May 1965 in Stockton, Rooks,

ELMER FISHER and ALTHA LOOP were married 16 Aug 1899 in Asherville, Mitchell, Kansas in
her parents' home.

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Generation 2 – Elmer Fisher & Altha Loop

Elmer attended public school in Beloit. He ran a general store in Simpson, was a sheep farmer in
Beloit, had a general store at Beloit and rode a cycle as a mail carrier in Beloit. He had a bad
accident when he ran over a dog.

Children of Elmer Fisher and Altha Mae Loop:

Ruby Marie Fisher, b: 10 Jun 1900 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 23 Jan 1983 in Stockton,
Rooks, Kansas, m John Warren McCauley 14 Jul 1918 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Lula Mae Fisher, b: 13 Jun 1902 in Simpson, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 08 Jan 1978 in Stockton,
Rooks, Kansas or Osborne, Osborne, Kansas, m Willard Godfrey Keeten 15 Jun 1924 in
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Howard Ellsworth Fisher, b: 24 Aug 1903 in Simpson, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 28 Jun 1998 in
Cimarron or Dodge City, Kansas, m Edna Irene Lewin 14 Jun 1925 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas,
m Ida Shady Skidmore 22 Nov 1967.
Hilma Grace Fisher, b: 25 Jul 1905 in Simpson, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 03 Aug 1983 in Concordia,
Cloud, Kansas, m Harold Ashley Ives 26 Nov 1925 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Harold Gale Fisher, b: 01 Jun 1908 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 12 Feb 1995 in Ashland,
Kansas, m Harriette Emma Ingram 05 Apr 1931 in Montana.
Marion Stanley Fisher, b: 16 Jan 1912 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 29 Nov 1976 in Tulare,
Tulare, California, m Esther Margaret Vallette 29 Jun 1930 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Geneva Elizabeth Fisher, b: 03 Dec 1914 in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, d: 28 Oct 2000 in Stockton,
Rooks, Kansas, m Lee Homer Robinson 11 Apr 1944 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.

The Fisher Family About 1912

Front: Elmer, Howard, Marion Stanley, Harold, Altha
Back: Lula, Ruby, Hilma

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The Fisher Family, November 23, 1927

Front: Hilma, Lula, Elmer, Altha, Geneva
Back: Harold, Ruby, Marion Stanley, Howard

I Remember Grandpa (Elmer) Fisher

by A.J Ives
July 25, 1993
I remember the third house in Stockton that Grandma and Grandpa Fisher owned. It was
a three-story house on First Street. One evening when I was a boy we all drove into town to
attend a revival meeting at the First Christian Church. While we were there, a big snowstorm
moved in, and the snow was too deep for us to drive home. Instead, we spent the night at
Grandma and Grandpa Fisher's. At that time, Grandpa Fisher was a night watchman. He would
drive around town making sure all the establishments were locked and secured for the night.
Accompanying him on his rounds was a German Shepherd. During off-hours, the dog was kept in
the fenced back yard. The morning after the snowstorm Grandpa caught me throwing snowballs
at the dog. He told me, "Some day that dog is going to get loose, and when he does, he'll
remember you, and he'll come after you!" Uncle Lee Robinson remembers that dog, too. He used
to deliver groceries to the house, and the dog didn't like that much.
Grandpa Fisher was a deacon at the First Christian Church of Stockton when I was
ordained there as a minister in 1947. He signed my ordination papers. That always meant a lot to

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I Remember Grandma (Altha) Fisher by Altha Elaine Ives

July 25, 1993
Altha Mae Loop was born the 7th child of Albert and Barbara Shungel Loop at Asherville,
Kansas. Some of Grandma's brothers and sisters were born in a sod house. On August 16, 1899
she was married to Elmer Ellsworth Fisher in her parents' home. This house was constructed in
the 1870's. As far as I know the house still stands and is occupied. Grandma & Grandpa Fisher
had seven children from whom we are the descendants.
I remember my Dad used to tease Grandma about her coffee. She liked weak coffee.
Dad would tell her he would gat a coffee bean and drag it through the hot water, as he thought
that would make it just right for Grandma.
Grandma disapproved of any card playing but it was O.K. to play Rook. She also
disapproved of girls wearing shorts, so we never wore shorts when we went to her house.
Grandpa and Grandma had a porch swing, and if we sat in the swing we couldn't look at
the neighbors because it wouldn't be polite.
At the age of 85 Grandma learned to knit. She didn't like to purl, so she made lots of
knitted dishcloths. Grandma loved to watch the small great-grandkids play.
This is a poem I think Grandma would have liked. It is called Tribute by Anna M. Petrak,
Pukwana, S.D. I obtained this poem from information sent to me by Mary Loop:

It was not fine, my childhood home; We had no car nor telephone.

The light was shed from coal oil lamps. We never heard of watts or amps.
A hard coal burner gave us heat. Our home was small, but very neat.
It had a heap of love and cheer, Also a chick sale in the rear.
Electric blankets were unknown, And Mother's comforts were hand-sewn.
We had no washer or dryer fine. We rubbed and hung out on a line.
We never saw a TV show. There was no such thing as a radio.
Our luxuries were few indeed, yet somehow we filled every need.
A happier home you'd never find, but now a thought just crossed my mind.
How did we manage to exist? Think of the handouts that we missed.
We had no food stamps, yet we ate. There never was an empty plate.
No welfare checks were then doled out; We paid our way or did without.
And we lived happily as can be In what is now called poverty.
We were content, you may be sure, and never knew that we were poor.
Them were the good old days.

Elmer & Altha Fisher

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E.E. Fisher Dies After Short Illness

E.E. Fisher, a resident of Rooks County for 40 years, died last Wednesday night at the
hospital in Plainville where he had been a patient for several days suffering from a heart condition
which had caused him to give up all activity the previous week. He was 76 years of age. Mr.
Fisher had farmed in this vicinity and of more recent years, prior to his retirement, had engaged in
the plumbing and other businesses in Stockton. He and Mrs. Fisher had celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary in 1949. Mr. Fisher had always been especially active in the work of the
local Christian Church and will be greatly missed in this church. He was also an active member of
the IOOF Lodge. Surviving him, in addition to his wife, are four daughters and three sons. The
funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with Re. Dean Burton in charge.

Elmer Fisher Death Certificate

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Mrs. E.E. Fisher Dies At Home Here

Death came Tuesday night to Mrs. Altha Fisher at her home in Stockton after a lengthy
illness. She was 87 years of age and until a few years ago had been in good health and quite
active in church and other affairs. She had lived since 1915 in Stockton where her late husband,
Elmer, who died in 1955, was engaged in the plumbing business.
Three sons and four daughters survive her. They are Howard of Cimarron, Harold of
Ashland, Stanley of Porterville, Calif.; Ruby McCauley, Hilma Ives, Lula Keeten and Geneva
Robinson, all of Stockton. There are also 18 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church Thursday afternoon at 2:00 with
Rev. Clifford Hauxwell officiating, and burial will be in the Stockton Cemetery.

Altha M. Loop Death Certificate

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Harold, Fern and Faye Ives Fern, Harold and Faye Ives
About 1905 About 1910

Harold, Fern Ives and Faye & Fern & Faye & Harold Ives
About 1919 About 1919

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Minnie Faye Ives was born 20 Nov 1897 in Kansas and died 12 Mar 1930. She married William
George Zwink 22 Aug 1922. William Zwink, son of Gottlieb Christian Zwink and Mary Ann Liss,
was born 01 Sep 1894 in Victor, Osborne, Kansas and died in 1961.

Children of Faye Ives and William Zwink:

Robert Ashley Zwink, b: 27 Dec 1922 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Vivian May Barsell 15 Jun
1945 in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas.
Darold Lee Zwink, b: 23 Mar 1925 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, d: 17 Mar 1998 in Cedar Vale,
Chautauqua, Kansas, m Mary Louise Lewis 07 Sep 1950 in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas.

2nd Husband of Minnie Faye Ives:

Marion Raymond Connell, b: 01 Mar 1902 in Missouri, m: 05 Jun 1928, died 12 Nov 1989.
Child of Faye Ives and Marion Connell:
Duane Bradford Connell, b: 19 Nov 1928 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m. Marie Elizabeth Munn
23 Apr 1950.

Legal Document
15 Mar 1930
Raymond Connell giving Minnie Ives custody of Robert & Darold Zwink and Duane Connell

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Generation 3 –Faye Ives

Faye Ives Faye Ives

Faye Ives & Bob Zwink Faye Ives, Bob & Darold Zwink
About 1924 About 1925

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Generation 3 –Faye, Fern & Harold Ives

Front: Faye & Fern Ives,

Back: William George Zwink & Harold Ives

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Generation 3 –Fern Ives

Jennie Fern Ives was born: 23 Aug 1900 at Jim Creek Ranch near Stockton, Rooks, Kansas and
died 26 Dec 1998 in Norton, Norton, Kansas. She married Scott Randolph Spear 15 Jun 1921 in
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas. He was born: 18 Dec 1897 in Fairfield, Nebraska and died 30 Dec
1984 in Norton, Norton, Kansas.

Children of Fern Ives and Scott Spear:

Beth F. Spear, b: 05 May 1922 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, married Pasco. Married Roy Bickel
23 Sep 1941 in Norton, Norton, Kansas. He was born 08 Aug 1920 in Jetmore, KS and died Oct
Velera A. Spear was born 20 Jul 1923 in Fairfield, Nebraska. She married Homer Sawyer 24
May 1942 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas. He was born 17 Aug 1921 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
and died 23 Jun 1989.
Donald Eugene Spear was born 13 Sep 1925 in Fairfield, Nebraska and died 09 Mar 1964 in
Norton, Norton, Kansas. He married Marilyn Guthrie 28 Oct 1951 in Norton, Norton, Kansas. She
was born 28 Oct.
Merna Lea Spear born 18 Dec 1927 in Fairfield, Harlan, Nebraska, died 20 Aug 2001, married
Gordon Richards 11 Aug 1949 in Junction City, Geary, Kansas. He was born 09 Sep 1927.
Glenna Spear was born 26 Mar 1930 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas. She married Bill Holland 07
Jan 1949 in Phillipsburg, Phillips, Kansas. He was born 23 Oct 1922 in Norton, Norton, Kansas.
Scott Randolph Spear was born 11 Nov 1932 and died 11 Nov 1932.
Charlene Fern Spear, b: 30 Oct 1935 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, d: 02 Oct 2000 in Kearney,
Nebraska, m: David New 12 Oct 1956 in Phillipsburg, Phillips, Kansas, m: Carl Weathers 25 Jul
1974 in Norton, Norton, Kansas, m: Robert McChesney 01 Dec 1982 in Norton, Norton, Kansas.

Funeral Services Here on Wednesday for Fern Spear

Fern Spear, Norton, died December 26 at the Andbe Home in Norton at the age of 98.
Services will be held Wednesday, December 30, at 2 p.m. in the Norton Christian Church.
Interment will be in the Norton Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Fern Spear
Memorial Fund. Friends may call at the Enfield Funeral Home Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 1 p.m. to 6
p.m. Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born August 23, 1900, on Jim Creek Ranch, outside Stockton, the daughter of
Ashley Joseph and Minnie Elizabeth Sloan Ives. In 1914, Fern moved with her family to the Ives
homestead one mile north of Stockton. She attended school in the Stockton area, graduating
from Stockton High School in 1918. She went on to take Normal School training and taught
school for one year prior to her marriage. She married Scott Randolph Spear on June 15, 1921 in
Stockton. To this union seven children were born.
Fern and her husband moved to Norton in 1943 residing at 316 S. State St. until she
entered the Andbe Home in 1992. Fern worked outside the home after moving to Norton and was
employed by Ben Franklins for several years before retiring. She was an active member of the
VFW Auxiliary Post #9043 and the Jolly Mothers EHU. Fern enjoyed quilting, crocheting and her
clubs. She was an avid auction enthusiast along with her husband. Fern was a member of the
First Christian Church of Stockton transferring her membership to the Norton Christian Church in
1943, where she remained an active member until entering the Andbe Home.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband Scott on December 3, 1984; her parents;
one sister, Faye Connell; one brother, Harold Ives; an infant son, Scott Randolph; and son,
Donald Eugene; two sons-in-law, Roy Bickel and Homer Sawyer; one granddaughter; two great-
grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She is survived by five daughters and three sons-in-law: Beth Bickel of Boston, Mass.;
Velera Sawyer of Plainville; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon (Merna) Richards of Portland, Ore.; Mr. and
Mrs. Bill (Glenna) Holland of Bella Vista, Ark.'; Mr and Mrs. Bob (Charlene) McChesney of
Norton; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn (Spear) Johnson of Plainville; and one sister-in-law, Lillian
Spear of Sutton, Neb.; 25 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 15 step-
great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Harold Ives & dog Tige Harold Ives

About 1910 8th Grade Graduation

Harold Ives Frank Ives, Harold Ives

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Harold Ives with kitten, Libbie Ives, Ethel Haegert & 226 chickens
Taken just northwest of the house looking north with an east view. Fae took it with her

Harold Ashley Ives with Nephew Fritz

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Hilma Grace Fisher Hilma Fisher

About 1906 Basketball Captain Stockton High School
1924 –1925

Hilma Grace Fisher Hilma Ives & Bertha

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Hilma & Harold Ives Hilma & Harold Ives

26 Nov 1925 26 Nov 1975

FISHER and ALTHA LOOP, was born 25 Jul IVES and MINNIE SLOAN was born 05 Nov
1905 in Simpson, Mitchell, Kansas, and died 1902 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, and died 26
03 Aug 1983 in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas. Jan 1988 in Plainville, Rooks, Kansas.

HILMA FISHER married HAROLD IVES 26 Nov 1925 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.

Children of Harold Ives & Hilma Fisher:

Ashley J. Ives, b: 06 Jul 1926 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, d: 08 Mar 2002 in Overland Park,
Johnson, Kansas, m Norma Jean Hartford 15 Jan 1948 in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas.
Altha Elaine Ives, b: 29 Jun 1928 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Edward Everette Yoxall 28 Dec
1946 in Phillipsburg, Phillips, KS.
Max Elmer Ives, b: 31 Jul 1930 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m LeVonne Lee Pauley 12 Aug
Norma Pauline Ives, b: 11 Apr 1932 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Vern Marcell Arends 03 Apr
1952 in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, m Russell Moore 23 Jul 1960 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth,
Harold Dean Ives, b: 16 Jun 1933 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Earlyne Opal Buss 20 Jun
1954 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Ruth Nadine Ives, b: 27 Aug 1936 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Raleigh Earl Fenton 06 Oct
1957 in Stockton, Rooks, KS.
Joyce Marie Ives, b: 21 Feb 1940 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Donald Dean Keeten 23 Feb
1964 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas.
Dixie Linn Ives, b: 04 Apr 1946 in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Ronald Joe Molzahn 27 Jun 1965
in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, m Henry Rae Rose 07 Feb 1987.

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Former Beloit Girl Married

Stockton Record
A very pretty wedding occurred at 6 o’clock on the evening of Thanksgiving day,
November 26, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. E.E. Fisher north First street, when their daughter,
Hilma Grace, became the bride of Harold Ives.
At the appointed hour, and while the Lohengrin Bridal Chorus was being played on the
piano by Miss Grace Foltz, the bridal party, preceded by the officiating minister, entered the parlor
taking their places in the southwest corner in front of a bank of blooming flowers, and under a
large white bell suspended by streamers, where in the presence of about 30 relatives and friends
they were united in holy wedlock by Rev. F.M. McDonald, using the impressive ring ceremony.
The bride was charmingly gowned in a dress of blond, satin-faced crepe with fur
trimmings and was attended by Miss Merl Allen, who wore a very pretty dress of tan satin with fur
trimmings. The groom wore a suit of blue serge and was attended by Lee Lambert, who was
dressed in a suit of the same material and color.
The color scheme for the entire residence was the American Beauty and white, and was
carried out by the use of streamers, electric lights and candles, and the effect made a very
beautiful setting for the occasion.
The bride is a member of the 1925 graduating class of the Stockton High School and the
groom is a member of the 1920 class of the same school. Both of these young people come from
our best and most highly respected families, having been reared in this community, are well
known to everyone and very popular, especially among the younger set. Both have by their
obliging manner and pleasing disposition endeared to themselves a host of interested and well-
wishing friends. They were the recipients of many beautiful, useful and valuable presents.
Following congratulations the entire wedding party retired to the spacious dining room
where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served.
The happy young couple will be at home on the Ives farm, one and one-half miles north
of Stockton, where they will be glad to welcome their friends.
The out of town guests attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Scott Spear and
children of Verona, Nebraska, and Mr. And Mrs. Howard Fisher of Colby. – Stockton Record

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Ives Fisher Marriage License 1925

A Shower
Mrs. James Hrabe and Mrs. H. C. Regester were hostesses at a shower given at the E.E.
Fisher home on Wednesday afternoon, July 25. The occasion was in honor of the new little
granddaughter, Altha Elaine, little daughter of Harold and Hilma Ives. The afternoon was spent in
games, and prizes were given in honor of the baby. Altha Elaine received many nice and useful
The Fisher home was beautifully decorated in blue and white. Ice cream and wafers were
served. The date was also Mrs. Ives’ birthday.
Those present: Mrs. E.E. Fisher, Miss Geneva Fisher, Mrs. Hilma Ives and A.J., Mrs.
Ashley Ives, Mrs. Scott Spear and three little daughters, Mrs. Ella Hock, Mrs. Geo. Bigge and
Jeanette Bigge, Miss Hazel Lancaster, Mrs. Hus and little daughter, Mrs. Merle Lambert, Mrs.
Orland Hazen, Mrs. Ruby McCauley, Mrs. James McCauley, Mrs. Lula Keeten, Mrs. Lily Diehl
and Miss Phelma Diehl, Mrs. Mary McMullen, Mrs. Flo Kenworthy and little daughter, Mrs. Mary
Ives, Mrs. J.H. Russ, Mrs. F.M. , Mrs. Geo. Thompson, Mrs. N.E. Sage, Mrs. L.W. Raynor and
Maxine Raynor and Betty Jean, Mrs. Kathleen Wieland, Mrs. James Hrabe and Mrs. H.C.
Regester. –Contributed.

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The Harold Ives Family about 1942

Front: Harold, Joyce, Hilma, A.J, Ruth
Back: Norma, Elaine, Max, Dean

The Harold Ives Family about 1942

Front: Ruth, Joyce;
Middle: Norma, Elaine, Dean, Max
Back: A.J, Hilma, Harold

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The Harold Ives Family about 1940 The Harold Ives Family about 1942
Front: Ruth Front: Joyce, Ruth
2nd row: Max, Elaine, Joyce, Dean, Middle: Dean, Elaine, Max, Norma
Norma Back: Hilma, Harold, A.J, Minnie Sloan & Duane
3rd row: Harold, Hilma, A.J Connell

The Harold Ives Family circa 1950s

Front: Dixie
2nd: Elaine, Joyce, Hilma, Norma, Ruth
Back: Max, Dean, Harold, A.J

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Fisher / Ives Cousins

Front row: Anita Fisher, Ruth Ives, Joyce Ives, Donald Fisher
2nd Row: Farrell McCauley, Joan Keeten, Norma Ives, Elaine Ives, Dean Ives, Max Ives
3rd Row: Doyle McCauley (in uniform), Howard Fisher, Jr., Kensel Keeten, Duane Connell
Back Row: A.J Ives, Kenneth McCauley, Bob Zwink

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In the photo above are AJ Ives, Darold Zwink, Bob Zwink, and Don Albright who conducted
the funeral services for A.J Ives when he died in 2002.

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A.J Ives & Bill Castel A.J, Dean & Max Ives on John Deere tractor
with lugs

Front: Duane Connell, Elaine Ives Children of the Ives farm

2nd row: Darold Zwink, A.J Ives Front: Elaine Ives, A.J, Ives, Duane Connell,
3rd row: Bob Zwink Darold Zwink
4 row: Harold Ives, Norma Ives Back: Bob Zwink, Max Ives

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Front: Bob Zwink, Velera Spear, Darold Front: A.J Ives, Kensel Keeten
Zwink, Beth Spear Back: Hilma & Lula Fisher
Back: A.J Ives, Donald Spear About 1927
About 1926

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Elmer & Altha Fisher, Harold & Hilma Ives, A.J & Norma Ives, Nancy Ives (being held by
Norma) and Bob Ives (holding Hilma’s hand)

1977 Stockton, Kansas

Storm Creates Real Hot Line
One stormy night not long ago, a tongue of fire descended on Mrs. Harold Ives as she sat
reading her Bible before retiring for the evening. The experience, however, was far from religious.
The tongue of fire that visited Mrs. Ives came in the form of lightening traveling along
telephone lines and right into the Ives’ front room. It was chance, and the scriptures, that saved
Mrs. Ives from the shock of her life; perhaps the end of her life.
I’ve always had a fear of storms,” she said. “I could hear the storm coming so I quit
sewing and sat down to read my Bible.”
Mrs. Ives, who regularly reads the Good Book before going to bed, moved away from her
sewing machine near the window. She chose a chair about six feet away and engrossed herself
in Proverbs. The lights flickered as they frequently do in a storm, she recalled. Then lightening
struck a telephone line outside the farmhouse. A “red ball” of fire shot out of the phone, Mrs. Ives
said, and it traveled a few feet into the room before it exploded with a resounding crash.
Mrs. Ives suffered a slight burn on her face, which she said was like a sunburn. Other
than singed hair, she was none the worse for the electrifying intrusion. The phone through which
the fireball came was reduced to a molten mass of putrid plastic. The timer on the washing
machine was burnt out, the outlet plug near the sewing machine was burnt out, and some
wallpaper was torn.
When asked about therapeutic value, “For three days there I didn’t’ feel very good. I don’t
think I’d advise it for anyone,” she said with a chuckle.

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Rooks County Record

Page 10 Thursday, August 11, 1983
Hilma G. Ives
Mrs. Hilma G. Ives, a longtime and highly respected resident of the Stockton community,
died August 3 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Concordia after a long illness. She was 78 years of age.
Mrs. Ives was born at Asherville on July 25, 1905, the daughter of Elmer and Altha (Loop)
Fisher, and moved as a child to the Stockton area, where she was a resident the remainder of her
life. On November 25, 1935, she was married to Harold Ives. She was a faithful and active
member of the Main Street Christian Church and of the Dorcas Society of the church.
Survivors include her husband, Harold, of the home; three sons, A.J., Beaver City, Nebr.,
Max, Salina and Dean, ElDorado; five daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elaine) Yoxall, Concordia, Mrs.
Russell (Norma) Moore, Angora, Nebr., Mrs. Raleigh (Ruth) Fenton, Stockton, Mrs. Donald
(Joyce) Keeten, Glade, and Mrs. Ronald (Dixie) Molzahn, Minot, N.D. Hilma also raised three
nephews and two granddaughters: Robert Zwink, Macksville, Darold Zwink, Longton, Duane
Connell, Wichita, Mrs. Marcella Hermanson and Mrs. Sandra Hubbard, both of Colorado. She is
also survived by one sister, Mrs. Geneva Robinson of Palco and two brothers, Harold Fisher of
Ashland and Howard Fisher of Cimarron; 33 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday morning at the Stockton Main Street Church, with Rev. Harold
Brown conducting the service, and burial was in the Stockton Cemetery.

Hilma Grace Ives

Services August 6, 1983
Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31
By: Rev. Harold Brown
When we have memories of our acquaintances who are no longer with us, we each
remember something that made that person a little different or unique. We all have those qualities
which set us apart, because God has made us all different. Some of these attributes are physical
and yet there seems to be a deeper quality even about them that tells us a little about what a
person is really like. It may sound a little strange at first but there is something that I will always
remember about Hilma, and that is her hands. Her hands were very attractive. Oh, I don’t mean
that they were like the hands you see in the soap ads on television. But, there was a real beauty
in her hands that really told the world something about her character. For the next few minutes as
we remember her life, I want to speak about her from the perspective.
First, her hands were strong. Even in her latest illness when she shook hands with you,
you knew that you had received a handshake. It is not accidental that her hands were strong. She
had worked hard all her life. Much of that labor was physical labor that only farm wives of her
generation could really relate to. She had a large family that required a lot of care. The water was
not always easily available and many times had to be carried by buckets. And of course there
were always the chores that needed to be done around the farm. Did you notice in that beautiful
passage in Proverbs 31 that describes a wife of noble character? How many times did the
psalmist refer to the hands of that good wife? No less than six times! And several of those
references have to do with the work that she performed for the family. First he tells us that she
seeks wool and flax and makes clothing with her hands. And with her hands she plants a
vineyard and tends to it. She lays her hand to the spindle and the distaff. Hilma had a love for the
putting together of cloth into quilts.
Secondly there was a tenderness in the touch of Hilma’s hands. It probably came from all
those years of rocking babies and tenderly nursing them when they were ill. Yes, she could also
use her hands to discipline them, but there was even a touch of tenderness at that time because
she wanted her children to grow into the kind of people that God would want them to be. But that
tenderness was not limited to just her family. Even when many of her children needed her care
she somehow found time to work very diligently in the church with young people and with others
who had needs. In verse 20 we read that the virtuous woman stretched out her hands to the poor
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seem to be the busiest and have the most to do are always the ones who find time to care for
those outside their families. Such a woman was Hilma Ives.
Thirdly, her hands were reverent hands. How many times in her life were those hands
folded in reverence as she came to God with her needs and with her joys. She found a willing
listener in her Lord. She found the strength that she needed to be the kind of wife and mother that
the Lord would have her be. Those hands many times held reverently that old Bible as she read
both silently and aloud so that her family and those at church could hear the Word of God.
Yes, Hilma Ives was a good woman. I believe that we could say even a virtuous woman
much like the one described in the 31st chapter of Proverbs. But she wasn’t perfect in the sight of
God because of that virtuous life. In Psalms 24:3 and 4 there is another passage about hands
and it has to do with clean hands. “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand
in his holy place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart.” The problem, you see, is that God
requires of us a pure heart and clean hands. But none of us are pure or clean by anything that we
have been able to do. Why? Because we are unclean because of sin. But the good news is that
God has sent His Son to die for us that we might be clean in His sight. Hilma knew that she
needed a Savior and so she accepted Him into her life. Of all the things that I could tell Hilma’s
family right now that would give them comfort, there is nothing that can give them more
assurance than to know that Hilma did accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour and lived a
faithful life to Him. Therefore the passages of assurance of eternal life do apply to her.
What about us? Is it enough to remember a virtuous woman and then forget about our
own lives? I think not. I believe that her life can be an example for us; but even more, I think we
must take seriously the knowledge that we one day will finish our lives here on earth. When that
time comes, as it did for Hilma Ives, can we approach God with clean hands and a pure heart
because they have been cleansed in the blood of the Lamb? Let’s close with a passage from I
John 1:7-9.

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the
blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin. If we say, "We are without sin," we deceive
ourselves, 3 and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will
forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.

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Hilma Grace Fisher Ives Death Certificate

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Harold Ashley Ives

Died January 26, 1988
Harold Ashley Ives was born at Jim Creek Ranch on November 5, 1902, to Ashley
Joseph Ives and Minnie Elizabeth (Sloan) Ives. He died Tuesday, January 26, 1988, at Plainville
Rural Hospital.
In 1914, the family moved to the Ives homestead a mile north of Stockton where he
remained until December of 1981, when he entered the Plainville Nursing Home. He was later
transferred to the Solomon Valley Manor. Harold attended the Stockton public schools and
graduated with the Class of 1920.
On November 26, 1925, Harold was united in marriage to Hilma Grace Fisher. To this
union were born eight children.
Harold spent his entire adult life working with his hands, both as a farmer and a plumber.
In 1973 he retired from farming and continued plumbing until he became ill in 1980. Harold was a
member of the Main Street Christian Church.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife Hilma on August 3, 1983; his parents; a sister
Faye, and a granddaughter, Deana Marie Keeten.
He is survived by three sons: A.J. of Beaver City, Nebraska, Max of Salina, Kansas and
Dean of Hays, Kansas; five daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elaine) Yoxall of Concordia, Kansas, Norma
Moore of Bridgeport, Nebraska, Mrs. Raleigh (Ruth) Fenton of Stockton, Kansas, Mrs. Donald
(Joyce) Keeten of Glade, Kansas and Mrs. Henry (Dixie) Rose of Guam.
Harold also raised three nephews and two granddaughters in addition to his family:
Robert Zwink, Macksville, Kansas; Darold Zwink, Longton, Kansas; Duane Connell, Wichita,
Kansas; Mrs. Marcella Blasko, Aurora, Colorado; and Mrs. Sandra Hubbard, Falls Church
He is also survived by a sister, Fern Spear, of Norton; 33 grandchildren and 32 great-
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 1988, at the Main Street
Christian Church in Stockton, Kansas, with Reverend Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in
Stockton Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Main Street Christian Church.

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Harold Ives Death Certificate

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Recollections of Fern Ives Spear

As Told To Joyce and Nancy Ives
April 10, 1993 and July 5, 1993

The first Ashley Ives’ name was Dad’s great-great-grandmother’s maiden name. Grandpa
Ives’ father, I think, they got into it over him whipping one of the kids. He got on a white horse and
rode off, and they never saw him again! (I think she is referring to Lucretia Eslinger’s father who
lived by himself in Missouri in 1860 and not with his family in Iowa.)
I thought my grandfather’s middle name was Chester, not Campbell, but I won’t say.
Grandad Ives talked about Granny Mason, and I think that his mother Harriet must have
married after her husband Ashley died.
Grandad married Grandma (Lucretia Adeline Eslinger) January 11, 1864, in Mt. Pleasant,
Iowa. All their kids were born in Red Oak, Iowa. All the Ives boys was born in February but Bruce,
and he was born the 31st day of January, so he didn’t lack only one day of being born in February!
And Uncle Frank and Uncle Acy were born seven years apart, but their birthdays was the 15th of
February, both of them. My grandparents come to Kansas in a covered wagon in 1879. That’s
when people were coming. They lived on the Maddy farm. I suppose they rented it. Uncle Ace
and Aunt Marylived there, too. I remember so well in the kitchen when you opened the door and
right there was the cellar. You walked right out into the cellar.
My granddad homesteaded in Glen Ark (Lenark?) homestead, I think it was. It all
belonged to the Ives (in the Ives name) until they finally sold it to Oscar Fry. Grandad was getting
$12 pension from the government. That bought some salt and stuff like that, you know, that the
others didn’t have. In those days, a’course, there wasn’t no cars or anything then. No roads,
You know he had his chin bone shot out during the Civil War. Some women come along
and filled it full of gunpowder, and that’s what healed it. He always wore a little goatee to cover
that up because he just had that gristle. Him and Grandma Mat (Lucretia Adeline Eslinger), when
he went to have his picture taken to go to the service, then he went back and married her after he
got out. Grandad was marshal at Wamego when he lived there.
After Grandma (Lucretia) died, I don’t know whether they had a dugout or what they lived
in, but anyway Shirley’s lived out there close, and Bruce, pretty soon he’d say, “Oh, I think I’ll go
to Shirley’s.” You know what he was doing? He was smoking her old clay pipe!
I remember Dad (Ashley Joseph Ives) telling they had a little pair of Indian ponies they
drove to a buggy, and Dad told Grandad, “I can tell you who you’ve been going to see!” and
Grandad said, “Well, you can’t either!” “Well, I can!” He said. “Who?” He said, “Widow Dixon,
cause when we got down there them horses wanted to turn in!”
My grandmother (Sara Patterson Dixon), it was Grandad’s second wife, and Mary
(Patterson) and him are buried in the Swope Cemetery in Topeka. And Pearl Fowler and her
husband separated. I don’t know who she married the second time (it was Arch E. Manley), but
she had a baby. Grandma took us out there when we were down there one time and showed us
where it was buried. There in that Swope Cemetery they had babies born and each one had a
slab about that tall and they were buried in front of that. Oh, my! There were a lot of them down
there. Pearl is buried out there in Swope. Pearl is Aunt Laurie’s oldest girl.
My mother (Minnie Elizabeth Sloan) and her oldest sister and brother were born in
Waukon, Iowa, and they lived with their grandparents (Samuel Sloan and Mary Ann Cuppet), and
they were Germans. They never spoke a word of English until they arrived in Jewell County,
Kansas. All they knew was German.
Uncle John and Aunt Ruth were twins, and Grandad (Sloan) went to the store to buy
groceries and he told him he had a pair of twins, and he said, “I’ll give you five dollars if you name
them after me and my wife.” So he did! John’s name was John D. and Aunt Ruth was Ruthy
Ellen. When Uncle John started to school they asked him what his name was. Lidia Cheeseman
took him and raised him. He said, “My name is John D. Robinson Cheeseman Sloan!”
My grandfather Sloan died from typhoid fever in 1888 and his funeral was the first funeral
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cancer, only they didn’t call it cancer in those days. They called it Green Sickness or something
like that. My mother was twelve when her father died and only fourteen when her mother died.
After that my mother stayed with Aunt Fee Cason. John stayed with Lidia Cheeseman and and
Aunt Ruth stayed with people the name of David & Mary Weaver. The Newt Topliff’s had Mamie
(Ida May Sloan), and she married his youngest brother, Walter Topliff. I don’t know who had Will
(Wilbert Daniel Sloan). Maude (Mary Jane Sloan) was taken in by Alfred & Mary Baxter. She died
when she was sixteen. They never adopted her, but they put “Maudie” and their name (Baxter) on
the tombstone. But they never adopted her. Her name was Maude but they called her Maudie. A
lot of people used to have “ie” on everything.
And then Addie (Rebecca Adda Sloan) died. I don’t know what year she died. She
coughed and coughed and broke a blood vessel and bled inside. Uncle Elmer (Berry) had cancer.
Their daughter Ernestine had tuberculosis. She died in 1925. All three of them are buried in
Jewell City, Kansas.
My dad was born in 1869. I can remember Dad a telling, him and his brothers had their
shoes off to go to bed. Grandma said, “Don’t go to bed yet. Frank and Stell’s going to get
married.” And they was so mad cause he was marrin Estelle Rose that they didn’t put their shoes
back on! They didn’t’ like her! And ya know, when her folks come to Kansas, I don’t know where
they come from, someplace in Iowa, but it was in north of Agra, and a crick there was way up.
They took the wheels off of the wagon and pulled it across. The water went down, and she had a
little brother and sister that drowned. They’re buried in north of Agra someplace. I wasn’t long
with them when Dad and them took Aunt Stell up there to where they was buried. But her brother
and them lived in Iowa someplace. I remember when her brother passed away, and she lived
there in Stockton, and I went down and got her. Harold and Scott took her over to Phillipsburg
and put her on the train to go to his funeral. She stayed quite a while back there. She always
planted flowers in her garden. Frank got all messed up with them Regesters (Harry Regester and
his wife Mildred.) They used to live down in there somewhere close to where Ruth is. They had a
boy. I’m not sure whether they adopted him or whether it was their boy. Dad give him a team of
white mules. I don’t know whether he sold them. I imagine he did.
My dad was 19 when his mother passed away. He and Mom were married in Stockton
June 16, 1897. My dad was smashed up in 1898. His jaws was broke and everything, and old
Doc come to lance his ear and he was drunk, and he lanced the eardrum instead of the place. So
he only had one eye and one ear.
I was born two miles west of Stockton. Straight west. We lived on the Coobaugh Ranch
and Dad worked for the Coobaughs. I can remember just as well, I wasn’t only two years old,
when Bruce took Dad to the train to go to Topeka, I think it was, or Kansas City, and had that eye
taken out. He read so much in the lamplight when his mother was alive, and a tumor growed in
behind his eye and he had to have his eye taken out. But I can see Uncle Bruce and them just
going over the hill in a buggy. I was only two, but I can remember that much.
You know they had on that doings that my brother (Harold) was born at Jim Creek
Ranch, but he wasn’t. He was three or four years old when we moved to Jim Creek Ranch. He
was born out there on the old Maddy place ten miles south of Stockton. I think I was five when we
moved down there on Jim Creek, and he’s two years younger than I am. He must have been
three when we moved to Jim Creek Ranch. Our house burnt when he was just a-walking good,
must have been right at two. That’s when they used to have the stovepipe run up through the
room and it come apart and caught the house on fire, and it burnt up! And I and Faye took ahold
of his hands and we took him over to Randall’s. They lived about a mile east and a half a mile or
so south. We took him over there because we seen the house afire. We was the ones that
discovered it was afire because we was out a-hunting hens’ nests.
You know they didn’t can stuff like they do now. They put it down in brine, and they used
to go down along the crick someplace and pick great big plums. They put them down in brine,
and they’d soak ‘em out and cook ‘em. A neighbor woman and her son come. She said, “You’ll
make yourself sick eating them plums!” He said, “Maw, that’s what I come for, and I’m going to
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Dad was a real estate man and a mule trader. When Beth (Spear) was back, Mrs.
Simpson who used to live here, stopped and wanted to know if A.J. Ives wasn’t her grandpa, and
she said yes. Mrs. Simpson said, “He was a saint. Anytime I’d used my last potato or something,
here’d come a hundred pounds of potatoes. And I know he sent ‘em.”
I remember when Aunt Laurie and Uncle Ferd separated. She had to ask him for every
dime. She wanted to buy a sack of salt. She had to ask him for a dime, and he had to know what
she was going to buy with it! He come out there to our place and wanted to know if we’d seen
her, and Dad said no, and there she was standing behind the door, hid! But then she married
Harry Barrett.
Aunt Laurie had three girls, Lona, Lula and Pearl, and Lum, a boy. She always said she
had four kids for each one of her brothers to take care of! I got their pictures someplace. I was
going to send it to Eva Joan, Lum’s girl, but never did find out where she lives for sure. Last I
knew she was around Dodge City someplace. Their house was the first house east of the
I remember going to Emma Bird’s funeral. Pearl fainted, and they’d bring her to, and
she’d faint again! And I remember they sent Lum after the doctor. He didn’t wait to go through the
gate. He jumped over the white fence. He told us to put her feet up, and boy, we did, and she got
blood to her head and she come out of it. So I always remembered that whenever anybody
fainted to put their feet up!
Aunt Laurie’s second husband was Harry Barrett, I think his name was. He told Dad
Laura would take flour sacks and make her tight-waist underwear. My dad went up to her, and he
said, “R - E – E – S – C – A – L.” That was the kind of flour they used. She said, “Can you see
that?” and my Dad said, “Yes, I can see it!”
Laurie and Harry ran a restaurant down in Topeka. Harry wanted her to sell that place so
he could get ahold of the money, but my Dad told her not to sell it. Harry took some money out of
the till and said he was going to buy him a pair of pants, and he never did show up again. Aunt
Laurie was having such a fit. She went to her dad, and he said, “Well, you been wantin to get rid
of him. Why you bawling about it?” Then she married Howard Shick. She’s buried in Hennessey,
Aunt Laurie’s daughter Lula married a Cooke. Lula’s daughter is Mabel Cooke. They
used to come up to our place, and they’d leave Mabel there with us. Then Lula married John Dix.
Lula and John Dix ran a café at Woodston. When they got separated, he got the two daughters.
One of those girls’ names was Elma, and the othern’s name was Mildred. Then Lula married John
Messer, and then she married Ed Shick.
Aunt Laurie’s oldest daughter was Lona. I don’t know who Lona’s second husband was
and I don’t know who Pearl’s second husband was. But Lona’s first husband was Aiton and they
had three boys.
Pearl, Aunt Laura’s youngest, married Arch Manley first. He was a great big guy. He
jumped out of a bus window and killed hisself. Their daughter was Eva. I like to know if she’s still
alive. She’d be in Iowa someplace, I suppose. She was quite a little bit younger than me.
Bruce Ives died in Kansas City. My dad went down with him. He was supposed to have
surgery. Ellie (his wife) was down there with him. Dad went over to the train to come home and
went to get him something to eat, and they called him to wait, his brother had died. And Dad
always swore that Ellie had that doctor give Bruce something that killed him! Oh, he wouldn’t
speak to her!
They had Uncle Bruce’s funeral at Grandma Maddy’s. And Aunt Laurie (Laura Josephine
Ives) come, and her husband, Howard Shick. Dad told us, “Just don’t you let Laurie get ahold of
Ellie!” So she was trying to reach for her, and she said, “Oh, I ain’t going to do nothing.” When we
got home she says, “Good thing you girls held me back. I’d of pulled every stitch of hair out of her
Grandma Maddy, and they had to call him Grandpap or he’d of assassinated them, was
mother-in-law to both Ace and Bruce Ives. Aunt Mary Ives was a Maddy and so was Aune Ellie
Ives. The Maddy farm is ten miles south of Stockton on the east side of the road. Lester and Lidia
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Bill Maddy’s lived on the west side of the road in a four-room house. They had all boys,
Vernon, Merle, Forrest, Lloyd, and Duane (he married a Lytle girl.) All them boys married school
My dad died in April 1924 of the flu. He took care of all of us when we had that old-
fashioned flu in 1918, and he didn’t have it. Then was pallbearer at old Grandma Lawson’s
funeral. He went up to Dr. McMillen’s to get a treatment, and there was somebody in there with
the flu, and he got it. When my dad was buried, you know where the Christian Church is in
Stockton, during the funeral there was two little gold birds come down through that window, went
down to the casket and went back up. His funeral, at that time, was the biggest that was ever held
in Stockton. I’m not sure that it wasn’t the biggest that ever was held in Stockton, or next to
biggest. They was clear down the street from the church – the church was full – and way down
the street they was lined up out there, and they let ‘em come in a view his body.
I know Scottie Meuer was a big Oddfellow, and he blowed around that when he died he
was going to have the biggest funeral. Well he died before Dad did, and there wasn’t too many
out to his funeral.
Frank Otto Ives was buried the day Joyce Marie Ives was born. Uncle Acy was buried the
day after Dean (Harold Dean Ives) was married. They had their wedding day set, and Uncle Acy’s
funeral was the next day. Now I don’t know what Uncle Acy died of either. Aunt Mary (Acy’s wife)
had eurosyphilis (a severe strep infection.)
Uncle Bruce died January 1919 and is buried on the north side of Grandma. Uncle Ace is
buried on over a little ways, and my dad is buried on the south side of Grandma, all on that Ives
lot. Cleo Ives was buried over on the east side. Robert John Ives, Uncle Ace’s son, was buried on
the south side. Robert was six weeks younger than Harold, I think. Harold was born November 5,
1902, and Robert was born the 16th of December. Robert was always playing with a hammer and
nails. A lot of them thought that he might have swallowed a nail that got down in his voice box
because when he was right little he could cry just like anybody else. They had him down to
Concordia before, and he got a lot worse and they took him back. Uncle Ace went to eat supper
and find a place to stay, and while he was gone, Robert died. He died April 3, 1906.
Goldie Ives, Robert’s sister, was born in February 1905. She was a year old
when Robert died. She was real fat. She could crawl, and she could walk, but if she got down,
they had to help her up, she was so fat! Flo was the oldest. She was born July 29, 1899. She was
married on her birthday. Opal was born in 1914, and Cleo was born in 1917.
I don’t know when Cora (Ives) Oliver was born. She was Wilma’s mother. Aunt Laura
married a Raynor, and one of Dad’s cousins married a Raynor. Ev was her name. She had the
prettiest red hair you ever seen and a whole head of it. You know they used to do it around,
around, around, and boy it covered the whole top of her head. They come from Iowa. They
always stayed at our place.
Do you remember the Staffords? They lived down Auburn. I don’t know what her name
was, but his name was Amos. We called him Uncle Amos and whatever her name was. And the
Stafford boys called Uncle Rob and Grandma Lou, and they didn’t like it because they had to say
aunt and uncle.
Faye died of pernicious anemia, I think. I don’t know for sure. That’s what our mother
died of, too. The doctors said her heart laid in a bag of water. Faye died March 12, 1930. Faye
died just two weeks to the day before Glenna was born. Max was born in July 1930. A.J was born
in July of 1936. Elaine was born in 1927 or 1928. Merna was born in 1927, and I think Elaine was
born 20th of June 1928. Norma was born April 11. Dixie was born the 4th. David Zwink is the 18th.
My parents (Ashley and Minnie) were married in Stockton June 16, 1897. Bob (Zwink)’s
wedding anniversary is the 15th of June of 45. They got the biggest family of any. Well, Norma’s
got six girls.
Velera said that Marvin Kenworthy did a lot of looking up on the Ives, but she understood
he moved to Florida. He’s married a second time. His mother and dad both passed away. His
sister Wanda lived in Pueblo. You can get her address from Creta. Creta done a lot of work on
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We had a lot of rain last night. It knocked the fireworks out, but we’re going to have them
at 9:00 tonight. Velera and her daughter Sherryl Strong were up Saturday. Took me out to supper
and up through the cemetery and the graves and over to Marilyn’s a little while, and then they
brought me home. As Charlene says, I was out a’gallavantin.

Recollections of Elaine, Ruth and Joyce Ives

When Elaine was 6 months old, Mom and Dad lived in the house down in the bottom.
Mom took A.J to Grandma (Minnie) Ives house for dinner and told Dad to bring Elaine. He forgot,
and went to the farmhouse without her! Elaine was home alone!
When Elaine and Duane were in 2nd grade they went to school in town. The rest of the
time they went to school in the country. One day on the way home they found $20 by Ostmeyer’s
Implement. They ran all the way home. Mom and Dad, Duane, Elaine, Grandma (Minnie) Ives all
went to town and bought 100 pounds of potatoes, a 100-pound sack of sugar and a 100-pound
sack of flour. It was a bonanza! They were sure God put that $20 there for them to find!
When Norma was about 10 or 11 she was riding Daisy herding sheep east of the house.
A truck driver honked the horn and scared Daisy. Norma fell off and broke her arm. Daisy came
to the house without her. A.J went to get Norma. He put her on Daisy brought her back to the
house. We had to take Norma to the hospital to have her arm set.
One time we couldn’t find Joyce. She crawled in the closet and fell asleep!
Bob Zwink woke up from a nap crying. He dreamed his dad had a wreck, and he had!
One time Dad made a suit for one of the boys on the treadle sewing machine.
All 13 cousins (A.J, Elaine, Max, Norma, Dean and Ruth Ives; Bob and Darold Zwink;
Duane Connell; Don, Velera, Beth and Merna Spear) had their tonsils and adenoids out at the
same time at the doctor's office in town. When they got back to the farmhouse they laid them on
the floor in the living room and dining room. A.J got scarlet fever and Dad thought he was going
to die. A.J was delirious for 3 days. Dad had to stay up with them at night because the women
had to stay up in the day. Then Dad had to go to work in the day.
Uncle Scott and Aunt Fern lived in the house north of the folk’s house where Birds lived.
Later they lived south, down in the bottom, past the farmhouse. One time when we were at Uncle
Scott and Aunt Fern’s house, Merna Lea convinced Glenna, Norma and Max to crawl inside an
ice chest, and the door closed on them. Merna forgot she put them in there. They almost died.
Finally they pushed hard enough and got one of the doors open.
We had to turn the bales over one time because it rained, and there were snakes
underneath. Another time we made 2 rounds and a hailstorm washed the bales down to the
creek. The boys came inside and pulled the mattress over their head because they thought the
hail would come through the roof.
In Feb. 1946 the whole family came down with the measles. Elaine was a senior in high
school. Mom was pregnant with Dixie and had diarrhea. Dean was having seizures from a high
temp. Dad was sick in bed. Ruth was upstairs. She was going to take some perfume downstairs
with the lid off the bottle. Perfume got in her eyes. Elaine had to stay home and take care of
everyone. The girls were all in one bed in the foldout sofa. Mom had to sleep at the foot of the
bed. Joyce turned 6 during this time. Dad carried her in to Grandma (Minnie) Ives’ bedroom (the
front bedroom) so she could get her dollar. Grandma always gave the kids a dollar for their
birthday. Dixie was born in April. Dr. Leigh delivered her. Grandma (Minnie) Ives died in May.
Elaine graduated in May.
Mom made Elaine a suit out of Uncle Stanley Fisher’s old suit. Elaine wore that for her
senior picture.
When Dad bought the combine he and Elaine spent 2 weeks building it. Then they cut for
a little bit, and the wind whipped all the wheat out of the bin.
During another hailstorm the oats were in the bin, and the storm shoved the oats out of
the bin. We chained the bull to the wheel. Don’t know where the combine would have rolled if it
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Grandma (Minnie) Ives was scared of storms. She had been in a tornado when she was
young. Every time it thundered we ran to the basement. Dad was going to put a tunnel from the
2nd floor to the cellar. In 1946 Grandma (Minnie) Ives was too sick to go to the cellar. Dad said if
Grandma couldn’t go, nobody goes. That storm broke the top off all the cottonwood trees. One
time Dad, A.J, Darold had to hold the cellar door closed. Another time Norma refused to go to the
cellar and stayed on the 2nd floor. The house shook. When we were young we went to the cellar
every time a big cloud came up from the Northwest. We even had beds down there among the
fruit jars.
One time the guys were running in the south yard when Darold caught the clothesline
under his chin and about broke his neck. When Darold was in the service overseas he was in
communications and laid the lines back to headquarters. His unit was bombed and his truck hit a
shell hole. He helped lift the truck out of the shell hole while 88’s were falling all around. He was
never the same after that. Darold couldn’t drive the team because he drove the horses with slack
lines. The horses hadn’t been trained that way. He dug up all the potatoes with the cultivator and
we had to bring the potatoes into the cellar. A.J let him mow and Grandma (Minnie) Ives chewed
him out.
Donald Spear threw A.J over his shoulder, and A.J landed on his knee on the road,
bruising the bone in his right leg. It turned into TB of the bone. He lay out in the sun on the 2nd
floor. They cut a hole in the cast to put electric shock treatment to the knee. Took him to
Concordia to the doctor. He was in a cast for a year. After the cast came off his knee wouldn’t
bend. He was holding the clothesline trying to walk when his 2 cousins Darold Zwink and Donald
Spear grabbed hold of him and threw him to the ground, breaking the calcium off the knee. They
got paddled, but A.J could walk again!
When A.J came home from college one Christmas he had to move the horses. Daisy
didn’t like him being on another horse. A.J threw a stick at her, and she kicked him on the shin.
He got a TB ulcer and Dr. McMillen said he had to lay out of college a semester or take the leg
Grandma (Minnie) Ives always did dishes so Norma could practice the piano. That’s why
Norma can play piano and Elaine can’t.
Joyce was born a month early, at 6:00 in the morning the day they were going to have
her shower. They wrapped Joyce in Ruth’s baby blanket. Ruth bawled and screamed and
hollered because they wrapped Joyce up in her blanket.
They never spent money on formals. One year Ruth had to have a white formal from
Marises for her senior prom. Mom told her she couldn’t have it so she went to Dad. He gave her
the money. The next year Joyce was a junior and she had to use Ruth’s formal. She wore it 2
Dad took Elaine to Dr. McMillen to have her ears washed out. She passed out and wet
her pants. The boys teased her unmercifully.
A few years later Ruth was supposed to be helping Joyce do dishes but Ruth was out
playing baseball with the boys so Joyce chased her with the frying pan!
Elaine took Norma with her and drove to town to get propane for the iron. A wasp was in
the car and Elaine took her hands off wheel to bat the wasp and wrecked the car. The car rolled
over on its side and the roof was dented. They boys were jawing at Elaine for wrecking the car.
Dad was clear up west working in the field. When he came up with the team, Dad asked what
happened. Elaine said, “I forgot I was driving.” Dad said, “You’re all right aren’t you?” “Yes.” “Well
as long as you’re all right it’s okay.” But after that Dad couldn’t wear his hat when he went to
church because the roof was dented in!”
Then Mom wrecked the car by the high school. Mom called Elaine. “Dad will just have a
fit,” she said. Elaine told Mom, “No, just tell him what happened. He’ll say are you okay? As long
as nobody got hurt that’s okay.”
One time Dean drove fast around Benny Wildrix showing off and clipped Benny’s car.
When A.J and Norma got married and we went to chiveree them, A.J hid in the closet
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Around 1953 when A.J and Norma lived in the farmhouse, Nancy fell in the horse tank
and Bob pulled her out or she would have drowned!
When Spot got run over by the combine we had a funeral. We picked wild flowers. Norma
sang, and we had a preacher.
Carpenter ants came in the farmhouse. We stepped on every one of them.
Dad was so mad at Leigh Muir (Earl Muir’s Dad) when someone died. Lee said, “Harold,
you’ll be next.” Dad said, “I’m not going to die next. If I have to stand in the corner I’m not going to
die next.”
Clark said there was no way they were going to put an elevator in the church. Elaine said
if you don’t calm down you’re not even going to be here to fight for it. Aunt Ruby and Mom used
to take people to church, help them up and down the steps. Instead of giving to a ministry on TV
they gave to their church because it would do more good than giving to evangelists who live high.
Dean said you’re spending more on that than your own church. They designated their offerings
for the elevator fund. When Ruby died her money went to the elevator.

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Recollections of A.J Ives

I was born July 6, 1926, during the wheat harvest. John Kemper told me he and another
man were helping my dad harvest when my dad came to the field and told them he had a son. I
was born in Stockton. Later we moved to the farm. Dr. J.W. McMillen delivered me and gave me
the nickname “Little A.J.” after my grandfather, Ashley Joseph Ives. Mom wrote “Ashley” on my
birth certificate, and Dr. McMillen said, “Don’t you want to give him a middle name?” So she
added a “J”, just the letter “J.” So “J” is my middle name. It doesn’t stand for anything, so I don’t
put a period after it.
The naughtiest thing I ever did was when my cousins and I went to the chicken house
that had a new cement floor. We walked in it and threw cement at one another. We were caught.
The evidence was all over us. We were spanked quite severely and bathed and put to bed. My
dad always administered the spankings.
My favorite meal as a child was liver and onions. When we butchered an animal my
mother would cook the fresh liver for the next meal.
My favorite subjects in school were history and geography. My least favorite was English.
My favorite hang out place was with family.
I did not know my Grandpa Ives. He died before I was born. My Grandpa Fisher lived in
Stockton and worked as a night marshal. He had a German Shepherd dog in his back yard.
My Grandmother Ives made bread every week, and she would give me the crust off a
newly baked loaf. We lived with Grandmother Ives and she also raised three of my cousins.
My Aunt Geneva was the church pianist and played for my solos and the mixed quartet I
sang in. My first girlfriend was Bonnie Marshall, who was the alto in our mixed quartet. I took
Bonnie to one school dance. She danced and I played ping-pong until the last dance when one of
the sponsors told me I should dance with my date. So Bonnie had to teach me to dance.
When I was in grade school my cousin Donald Spear threw me over his shoulder and I
landed on my right knee. It caused me to get “white swelling” and I carried a cast on my leg for
one year. The biggest problem I had in grade school was trying to walk to school on crutches for
1 ½ miles across a pasture.
My brother and sisters and cousins and I fought about chores the most.
We had a team of white horses, a male and a female. Dad had the female bred and
Daisy was born. We usually worked a 4-horse team but had a disk that just used 3 horses. I was
working 3 head of horses one mile west of the house in the 118 degree heat, trying to get the
work done. Daisy’s mother started having fits up there. She had worked real hard, but had slowed
down. I stopped working and sat down in her shadow. Soon the shade was moving back and
forth. The horse was about to fall on top of me! I turned the other 2 horses loose and started back
to the house with her. Dad called the vet, but she died. We had to raise Daisy on a bottle. When
Daisy was a year-and-a-half we started putting the little kids on her and leading her around the
yard to make her a saddle horse. She turned out to be one of the best saddle horses in that part
of the country. Daisy could cut out one cow at a time, and I didn’t even have to hold the reins.
She just took the cow to the barn. I liked to ride Daisy out to the pasture and look over the
ponds, just to be alone.
When Daisy was a 2-year-old a guy had to get his bull out of our pasture. He said, “I’ll
have to take some cows with me. I’ll bring them back.” No you don’t have to, just take Daisy and
cut the bull out. An hour later he came back, wanting to buy Daisy. He brought her down the road
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My dad farmed, but when I was 13 or 14 he had to go to work in town with Uncle Willard
in plumbing so we could have money for food. Uncle Willard always fascinated me with his
memory. We played Rook, a card game, and he knew what everyone had in his hand after the
first play!
So I started working the farm. I got up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. and took Daisy out to bring the
17 cows in from the pasture, put them in barn, feed them and help finish milking, Somebody else
separated the cream from the milk. Once it was separated l fed the skim milk to the pigs and put
the cream in a can. In between all that I rode back to the pasture after the workhorses. I put the
horses in the barn, tied and fed them, then harnessed them. Then I’d wash up, eat breakfast and
walk a mile to school. Sometimes I’d fall asleep during class. I got home from school about 4:00
and played basketball with a tin can. At 4:30 p.m. I started in again. I’d put the feed in the feeders
before I went for the cows. When Daisy and I brought them in, they’d go into their stall and start
eating. I’d lock them in their stalls so they couldn’t steal each other’s food. Then I would milk them
and separate the cream. I’d finish around 6:30-7 p.m. When it snowed I had to scoop the snow off
the road. We used a sled to go sledding down a hill. Some people used a car hood. When we
made snowmen we used coal for the eyes and nose.
I trained Daisy to start for the pasture in a run when I put my foot in the stirrup. When
Dean was 10 or 11 he tried to ride after the cows. He’d climb up on the fence and grab the saddle
horn. Daisy would take off at a run and leave him behind. Mom said you have to train Daisy so
Dean can get on her. I told him lock the gate, get on, reach down and unlock the gate, and be
sure you’re on the horse when she leaves. It would be too bad if you are lying down in the corral
and she’s off to the pasture to get the cows.
One time I was driving out by Ruth Groner’s, and Dean and Max were with me. The road
had been plowed out with mud. The car went in the ditch and came up the other side. Dean was
thrown outside the car and was holding onto the door. Max grabbed Dean by the arm and drug
him back in.
And then there was the time the cows were out in the cane in the east pasture. I was
driving. Max was riding up front and Dean was in the back. The car hit a hole and left the ground.
When it came down Dean was lying across the front seat. We thought we killed Dean! I got
chewed out for that.
I graduated from high school in 1944. Until I was 20 years old, the only towns I lived in
were Stockton and Manhattan, both in Kansas. The most famous person I knew as a child was
the mayor of Stockton.
When I brought Norma home for a visit, Grandmother Ives told her I always went out to
see Daisy first when I got home from college.
One year when I came home from college for Christmas Daisy was in another pasture
with 2 other horses. I went down to visit them. Daisy was muling around because she didn’t want
me to ride the other horses. She kicked me on the shin and the wound became a TB ulcer. I had
to stay out of school a semester. I wasn’t allowed to drive a tractor that summer because I’d hit
my shin, and it wouldn’t heal. It stayed sore. I had to show my shin to the sun to get it to heal up.
TB never showed up in my lungs. I had to have lungs x-rayed every year to drive the
school bus when we lived at Logan, but the TB never showed up in my lungs.
I was in college when Dad sold Daisy. When Dad took her to the sale barn they wanted
to know what she could do. When Dad said she was a saddle horse, they laughed. They wouldn’t
believe she was a saddle horse, and thought she was a workhorse. Daisy was a big horse then,
with big feet. She was probably ¾ Percheron, and she looked like a Percheron. Dad said, “I’ll
show you. I’ll ride her.” Daisy had a halter on, not a bridle. Dad jumped on her and rode her
around the ring, trotted and neck reined. She sold for $85!

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Norma Jean Hartford on Daisy
The picture of me on A.J's beloved horse was taken by A.J the summer after we were married
(1948). Daisy knew her master's voice, so she turned to look at him as the picture was being
taken. --Norma

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Aiton Rev. Chas. E., 54
James, 106 Cheeseman
Albright Frank and Lidia, 17
Don, 92 Lidia, 103, 104
Allen Connell
Merl, 84 Duane Bradford, 70, 91, 93, 97, 100, 110
Archer Marion Raymond, 38, 70
Nancy Mariah, 14, 17 Cooke
Arends Mabel Lucille, 106
Marcella Olinda, 97, 100 Cuppet
Sandra Elaine, 97, 100 Mary Ann, 14, 17, 102, 103
Vern Marcell, 82 Daisy, 110, 112, 114, 115, 116
Atkins Diehl
Oscar, 17 Lily, 86
Barrett Phelma, 86
Harry, 4, 106 Dix
Barsell Elma Maud, 106
Vivian May, 70 John, 106
Baxter Mildred Marie, 106
Alfred, 104 Doyle
Berry Phillip, 22, 24
Elmer, 14, 104 Edwards
Ernestine, 104 Sarah Amanda, 7, 9, 12, 102
Bickel William, 7
Roy, 76 Eslinger
Bigge Elizabeth, 9
George, 85 Lucretia Adeline, 4, 6, 9, 38, 102
Jeanette, 85 William, 4
Bird Fenton
Emma, 106 Raleigh Earl, 82
Blacker Fisher
James Wesley, 14, 17 Anita Louise, 91
Nancy Jane, 14, 17, 38, 54 David, 19
Brant Donald Edward, 91
Mina Althea, 14 Effie Ola, 19, 22, 28
Bronson Elijah Reden, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 58
T.J., 43 Elmer Ellsworth, 20, 21, 22, 28, 31, 33, 57,
Brown 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 82, 84, 85, 96, 97,
Rev. Harold, 97 114
Buffington Frankie Reden, 19
Art, 17 Geneva Elizabeth, 54, 60, 62, 66, 85, 97,
Buss 114
Earlyne Opal, 82 Harold Gale, 60, 61, 62, 66, 97
Callender Hilma Grace, 39, 60, 61, 62, 66, 81, 82, 84,
Dr., 40 85, 87, 89, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 110, 112,
Campbell 113, 114, 115
Harriet, 4, 102 Howard Ellsworth, 60, 61, 62, 66, 84, 97
Cason Howard Ellsworth, Jr., 91
Fee, 104 Laura, 20
Castel Lula Mae, 60, 61, 62, 66, 85, 95
Bill, 93 Maggie Toynetta, 19, 22, 28
Cavender Marion Stanley, 60, 61, 62, 66, 111
Joseph M., 31, 33 Ruby Marie, 60, 61, 62, 66, 85, 113
Chandler Foltz
Lucinda, 4, 102 Grace, 84

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Fritz, 80 Harold Ashley, 8, 39, 42, 43, 54, 60, 68, 74,
Fry 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 85, 87, 89, 93, 96, 97,
Oscar, 102 100, 101, 104, 108, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115
Gilbert Harold Dean, 82, 87, 89, 91, 93, 97, 100, 108,
David Ellsworth, 19, 28 110, 113, 115
Joseph, 24 Harriet Cora, 108
Goode Jennie Fern, 8, 11, 39, 42, 54, 68, 74, 76, 85,
Marie, 29 100, 110
Grecian Joyce Marie, 83, 87, 89, 91, 97, 100, 108, 110,
Kittie Vivian, 31 111, 112
Griffith Laura Josephine, 4, 9, 12, 102, 106, 108
R.P., 43 Max Elmer, 82, 87, 89, 91, 93, 97, 100, 108,
Groner 110, 115
Ruth, 115 Minnie Faye, 8, 38, 42, 52, 54, 68, 70, 72, 74,
Guthrie 76, 80, 100, 104, 108
Marilyn, 76, 77, 110 Nancy Adele, 96, 113
Harn Norma Pauline, 82, 87, 89, 91, 93, 97, 100,
Mr., 40 108, 109, 110, 112
Harrison Opal Leona, 8, 108
Benjamin, 24 Ray Chester, 8, 43
Hartford Robert Ashley, 96, 113
Norma Jean, 82, 85, 96, 113, 115, 116 Robert Bruce, 5, 9, 102, 104, 106, 107, 108
Hauxwell Robert Campbell, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 38, 102
Rev. Clifford, 66 Robert John, 10, 108
Hazen Ruth Nadine, 82, 87, 89, 91, 97, 100, 110, 112
Orland, 85 Ives:, 100
Hodges Keeten
Elizabeth, 19 Deana Marie, 100
Holland Donald Dean, 83
Bill, 76, 77 Joan Mae, 91
Hotchkiss Kensel Twinton, 91, 95
Oscar Douglas, 31, 33 Willard Godfrey, 60, 115
Howell Kemper
Ernest, 40 John, 114
Hrabe Kenworthy
Creta Ilene, 9, 109 Marvin Chester, 109
Hus Wanda, 109
Mrs., 85 Lambert
Ingram Fred, 43
Harriette Emma, 60 Lee, 84
Ives Merle, 85
A.J, 50, 62, 82, 85, 87, 89, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, Lancaster
97, 108, 110, 112, 113, 114 Hazel, 85
Altha Elaine, 57, 63, 82, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 97, Lawson
100, 108, 110, 112 Grandma, 108
Asa Ashton, 4, 7, 9, 12, 102, 107, 108 Leigh
Ashley E., 4, 102 Dr., 40, 111
Ashley Joseph, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 38, 40, 42, 43, Lewin
44, 45, 46, 47, 53, 54, 76, 82, 100, 102, 104, Edna Irene, 60
106, 108, 109, 114 Lewis
Cleo D., 8, 108 Mary Louise, 70
Dixie Linn, 83, 97, 100, 109, 111 Liss
Flo Gladys, 8, 86, 108 Mary Ann, 70
Frank Otto, 4, 7, 9, 12, 78, 102, 104, 108 Loop
Goldie Lydia, 8, 85, 86, 108 Albert, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 58, 63

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Altha Mae, 20, 31, 33, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, Barbara, 29, 33
65, 66, 82, 85, 96, 97 Molzahn
Arnold R., 31, 33 Ronald Joe, 83
Clara Dell, 31, 33 Moore
Edward Franklin, 31, 33 Russell, 82
Effie Grace, 31, 33 Muir
Fred Charles, 31, 33 Earl, 113
George Martin, 31, 33 Leigh, 113
Ida Mary, 31 Munn
James Albert, 31, 33 Marie Elizabeth, 70
John, 29 Nelson
John Joseph, 31, 33 Della Iva, 14, 15
Minnie Eva, 31, 33 New
Nettie Alice Ellen, 31, 33 David, 76
Peter William, 31, 33 Newman
Maddy Phillip, 9
John, 107 Oliver
Lester, 107 Wilma Frances, 108
Mary Etta, 4, 86, 102, 107, 108 Pasco, 76
Nancy Ellen (Ella), 5, 85, 106, 107 Patterson
Richard, 107 Mary A., 7, 102
William Henry, 108 Pauley
Manley LeVonne Lee, 82
Arch E., 102, 106 Raynor
Eva Audrey, 106 Betty Jean, 86
Marshall Carrie Maxine, 86
Bonnie, 114 Ev, 108
Masters Eva Joan, 106
Bitha Lona, 31 Ferdinand Victor, 4, 106, 108
Nancy Ellen, 31 Laura Josephine, 43
McCauley, 60, 66, 91 Lona Leota, 106
James, 85 Lula Maye, 106
John Warren, 60 Lum W., 86, 106
Kenneth Irwin, 91 Pearl S., 102, 106
McChesney Regester
Robert, 76, 77 H.C., 85, 86
McClure Harry, 104
Etta May, 31 Richards
McDonald Gordon, 76, 77
Rev. F.M., 54, 84, 86 Robinson
McFarland Lee Homer, 54, 60, 62
Mary Margaret, 19, 24, 26 Wilbur, 54
Thomas, 19 Rose
McKim Henry Rae, 83
Ruth, 31 Mary Estella, 4, 104
McMillen Russ
Dr. J.W., 108, 112, 114 J.H., 86
McMullen Sage
Mary, 86 N.E., 86
McNulty Sawyer
John, 40 Homer Lawrence, 76, 77
Messer Sherryl Jolene, 110
John, 106 Schungle
Meuer Barbara, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 58
Scottie, 108 Frederick, 33
Miller William Frederick, 29

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Senter Velera Adella, 47, 50, 76, 77, 95, 109, 110
O.H., 22 Spot, 113
William Lee, 33 Stafford
Shepherd Amos, 108
Rev. Mel, 100 Greenbury, 19, 28
Sherman Nancy, 19
General, 24 William, 19
Shick Thompson
Edward, 106 George, 86
Howard, 106, 107 Topliff
William, 4 Newt, 104
Shungle Walter, 14, 104
Barbara, 63 Walter Carney, 15
Simons Vallette
George, 43 Esther Margaret, 60
Simpson J.P., 54
Mable Ada, 31 Weakley
Mrs., 106 John, 19, 28
Skidmore Kezia, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 58
Shady, 60 Weathers
Sloan Carl, 76
Duane G., 14 Weaver
Ethel Norene, 80 David, 104
Ida May (Mamie), 14, 15, 17, 104 Wieland
Isaac Daniel, 14, 17, 38, 54, 103 Kathleen, 86
John David, 14, 17, 48, 54, 103 Wildrix
Mary Jane (Maude), 14, 17, 104 Benny, 113
Minnie Elizabeth (Libbie), 4, 14, 17, 38, 40, Willet
42, 46, 48, 49, 50, 52, 54, 55, 70, 76, 80, 82, Mary, 7
89, 100, 102, 104, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, Wycoff
115 Elizabeth, 19
Rebecca Adda (Addie), 14, 17, 104 Wylie
Ruth Ellen, 14, 17, 103 Lena May, 31
Samuel, 14, 17, 102 Lulu B., 31
Wilbert Daniel, 14, 15, 17, 48, 104 Wynegar
Smith Guy Austin, 14
George Washington, 19 Yoxall
Lydia A., 106, 107 Edward Everette, 82
Spear Zwink
Beth F., 11, 50, 76, 77, 95, 106, 110 Darold Lee, 50, 70, 72, 92, 93, 95, 97, 100,
Charlene Fern, 76, 77 110, 112
Donald Eugene, 50, 76, 95, 110, 112, 114 David Robert, 109
Glenna, 76, 77, 110 Gottlieb Christian, 70
Lillian, 77 Robert Ashley, 50, 52, 70, 72, 91, 92, 93, 95,
Merna Lea, 76, 77, 108, 110 97, 100, 109, 110
Scott Randolph, 39, 76, 84, 104, 110 William George, 38, 70, 74
Scott Randolph, Jr., 76

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