As far back as I have found on the Riggs family, they were in Maysville, Bourbon County, Kentucky, where John was born. Not much has is known about his father. His name was Job, and according to "Portrait and Biographical Portrait of Osceola County" by Chapman, John's father is reported to have been from New England, and was a mechanic. Job married Rachel Plummer in Adams County, Ohio in May 1833. They lived for a time in Maysville, Kentucky. The family moved to Ohio after John was born, and his father died a few years thereafter. More research needs to be done on this family in both Ohio and Kentucky.
More is known about John's mother, Rachel Plummer. She was born 8 JUN 1809 in what was then Lewis County, Kentucky. Rachel had a sister, Anna Plummer, who was Johnís wife, Sarahís, mother, making John and his wife, Sarah A. Bennet(t), first cousins. Rachel and Annaís parents were Thomas Plummer and his first wife, Jean Ruggles. Thomas Plummer was one of the earliest settlers in Lewis (later Mason) County, Kentucky. The Ruggles were also early settlers in the area. Many of the descendants of the Plummer family migrated to the Miami Valley region of Ohio (Miami, Mercer, Shelby, Auglaize Counties). Thomas helped to build the Methodist Episcopal Church in Laramie Twp, Shelby County, Ohio in 1838. Ancestry charts for both John and Sarah will follow at the end of this Riggs family genealogy.
1. JOB1 RIGGS was born in Waterford, Kentucky. He died in Ohio, date unknown. He married RACHEL PLUMMER in MAY 1833 in Adams County, Ohio. RACHEL was born in Lewis (now Mason) Co, Kentucky 10 APR 1803. She died age 82y, 5m, 29d RACHEL was the daughter of THOMAS PLUMMER and JEAN RUGGLES.
RACHEL died 9 OCT 1892 in LeRoy, Osceola Co., Michigan, at 89 years of age. Her body was interred OCT 1892 LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Township Cemetery. Rachel was born in Kentucky when it was a frontier, and was from genuine "Blue Grass" ancestry. Job died at an early age, leaving her with three children. She apparently lived with her step-mother, Elizabeth Boggess Plummer, in Iowa after Thomas Plummer's (her father) death about 1860, and the 1880 census shows her living with her son, John Riggs, in Osceola County, Michigan.
John's father was a mechanic in Kentucky, and about 1840 moved his family to Pickaway Co, Ohio or Shelby Co, and later to Mercer Co., Ohio. Johnís sister, Elizabeth, is rumored to have been born on the Ohio river between Kentucky and Ohio. The 1787 Bourbon Co. KY Tax list for 1787 shows a John Riggs, Sr. and the pages from the History of Maysville and Mason County also mentions a John Riggs as signing a petition in 1786 from Limestone Settlement for a new county. Could this John Riggs possibly be our John Riggs' grandfather?
JOB RIGGS and RACHEL PLUMMER had the following children:
+ 2 i. JOHN2 RIGGS was born 14 FEB 1834.
+ 3 ii. Elizabeth Jane RIGGS was born 17 AUG 1837.
4. iii. Unknown at present
2. JOHN2 RIGGS (JOB1) was born in Maysville, Bourbon Co, Kentucky 14 FEB 1834. He died 12 DEC 1911 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, at 77 years of age. His body was interred DEC 1911 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
John married SARAH A. BENNET in Auglaize Co, Ohio, 22 NOV 1854. SARAHwas born in Shelby Co, Ohio 10 JAN 1831. She was the daughter of PETER BENNET and ANNA PLUMMER. To illustrate how much of a wilderness Ohio was at the time, I show the following copy of John and Sarahís marriage license
SARAH died 27 MAY 1893 in Osceola Co, Michigan, at 62 years of age. Her body was interred MAY 1893 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery. She was born in Shelby County, Ohio, and was the daughter of well-to-do Irish farmers. The inscription on Sarah's tombstone in the LeRoy Cemetery reads:
"Dear is the spot where Christians sleep,
And the strains the angels pour.
Oh why should we in angels weep,
She is not lost but gone before."
Sarah was much beloved by her husband.
1870 Census-Butler Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio family 80
BIGGS Sarah 29 f
Permelia 11 f
Emma 9 f
Frances 7 f
Martha 3 f
Rachael 1 f
After the death of Sarah, John moved to Burdell Twp. north of Tustin and married Susanna GORRELL in LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, 23 JUN 1894. Susanna was born in Ohio NOV 1835. They later separated.
John was the oldest of three children. He had a sister, Elizabeth Jane, but nothing is known of his other sibling. He was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, February 14, 1834, where his father was a mechanic. It has been said John was six years old when his parents moved to Ohio. It is my feeling that they went to be near John's mother, Rachel Plummer Riggs' family, who had moved there previously. In Ohio, the family lived in Pickway Co., and later in Mercer Co. His father died there, and John took responsibility for his two younger siblings and for taking care of his mother. He was a farmer and shoemaker. At the age of 20 he married his cousin, Sarah Bennet. He was always very much in love with Sarah. John was a private in the Civil War, Company C 57th Regiment, 5th Ohio Infantry. He volunteered 29 FEB 1864, stating his occupation at time of enlistment as shoemaker. He was 6'1" with grey hair and grey eyes. Date of first muster was 1 MAR 1864 under General Sherman. The Regiment was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland and Georgia. He would have been present on a scouting expedition to Capertonís Ferry from March 31-April 2. On 1 May 1864 he was reported absent sick with rheumatism in his back and side, and was left at Larkinsville, Alabama by order of the Regiment surgeon. He returned to the regiment when they were near Resaca, Alabama, which would have been May 14-15. The company then had battles at Cassville May 19 and New Hope Church May 25. The unit then had operations on the line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills from May 26-June 5. On the 9th of June at Port Republic the regiment had a disastrous loss of 244 men killed, wounded and prisoners. There were operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2, then they were sent to Pine Hill 11-14, Lost Mountain 15-17, Gilgal or Golgotha Church the 15th, Muddy Creek 17th, Noyes Creek 19th, and Kolbís Farm June 22. On 27 June 1864, John was severely wounded in the left thigh by a musket ball at a battle near Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. According to an article written by Myrtle Holmes, his granddaughter, he had told her he was gathering information behind enemy lines, and was rolled in a cow hide lying on the ground. The rebels, thinking he was a cow, shot him for food. He was taken to Altonia General Hospital in Georgia, and on 15 July 1864 was transported from Nashville to Louisville, Ky. On 16 July 1864 he was transported from Louisville to Cincinnati, and on 17 July 1864 to Wappokonetta, Ohio. Dec 1864 through 31 May 1865 show him in hospital in Ohio. All of these transportation costs, a total of $3.80, were deducted from his pay. He was also responsible for purchasing his own uniform, which took most of one monthís pay of $13. Conditions were harsh, and there were heavy war casualties from this regiment. He was discharged at Camp Denison, Ohio 31 May 1865.
John lived in Coldwater, Jefferson Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio from 1865-1869. In 1869 he moved to Paris, Michigan, which at that time was a wilderness, then in LeRoy, Osceola Co, Michigan, where he had 80 acres from 1870 to Nov 24, 1908. A copy of the deed to this property as well as a photo as it looks today is shown.
The John Riggs farm in Osceola County was on the North corner of 61 and Old 131. The barn is in the front and the house in rear. It is across the road from Austemark's Store (later K & R Restaurant). The John Riggs farm was later owned by Floyd Dixon and Frank Tate. As well as being a farmer and shoemaker, John was staunch Republican, and his family were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. After his first wife, Sarah, died, he married Susanna by a Justice of the Peace. Both events happened between 1880 and 1898. It has been said that John and his second wife didn't get along with each other and were separated after less than two years of marriage. In the
Special Census, John is shown living in Nirvana, Penora Twp, Lake Co, Michigan. On Nov 24, 1908 he went to live at the
Veteran's Facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died of heart
disease in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is buried in LeRoy. John suffered with "spells" of gout that he got in his backand side for most of his life. This apparently had begun while he was in the military. He had also lost the sight in his left eye, but it is not known the circumstances of this.
1860 Census-St. Johns, Clay Twp, Auglaize County, Ohio Page 61, House 523:
John RIGGS 20 M Shoemaker 800 Ohio
Sarah 28 F Ohio
Permelia 1 F Ohio
1870 Census-LeRoy Twp, Osceola County, MI Roll 696 Pages 799-799R
John RIGGS 34 M W Shoemaker Kentucky
Sarah 39 F W Keeping House Ohio
Permelia 11 F W Ohio
Emma 9 F W Ohio
Ida 7 F W Ohio
Martha 4 F W Ohio
Rachel 1 F W Ohio
1880 Census-LeRoy Twp, Osceola County, MI Roll 600, Page 90
RIGGS, John 46 Head Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Sarah 50 Wife Ohio Md Kentucky
Ida 16 Dau Ohio Kentucky Ohio
Jennie(Martha)13 Dau Ohio Kentucky Ohio
Rachel 75 Mother Kentucky Maryland Maryland
1890 Special Census-Nirvana, Penora Twp, Lake Co, Michigan
1900 Census-Burdell Twp, Osceola Co, Michigan Vol. 62, ED 144, Sheet 7, Line 59
RIGGS, John W M Head Feb 1834 66 Kentucky
Susanna W F Wife Nov 1835 64 Ohio
The Grand Rapids Herald, Wednesday Morning, December 13, 1911: JOHN RIGGS
John Riggs, a Civil war veteran, aged 74, died yesterday at 281 Fourth avenue where he was visiting friends. He enlisted in 1862 in Company C, Fifty-seventh Ohio Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He is survived by Mrs. Thomas Emery of Tustin, Mich., a niece.
JOHN RIGGS and SARAH A. BENNET had the following children:
4 i. Mary Elizabeth RIGGS was born in Ohio. Elizabeth died 6 JUL 1856 at age 8 months 22 days in Auglaize County, Ohio. She is buried in St. Johnís Cemetery there alongside Peter Bennet(t), her grandfather.
+ 5 ii. Permelia Florence RIGGS was born 8 NOV 1858.
+ 6 iii. EMMA ANGELINE RIGGS was born 19 AUG 1861 and died young.
7 iv. Infant RIGGS was born 19 AUG 1861.
+ 8 v. Ida Belle "Frances" RIGGS was born 1863.
+ 9 vi. Martha Jane RIGGS (twin) was born 17 SEP 1866.
10 vii. Thomas G. RIGGS (twin) was born in Jefferson Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio 17 SEP 1866. Thomas died in infancy.
11 viii. Rachel RIGGSwas born in Jefferson Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio 1869. Rachel died BEF 1884.12 Death was not found in Osceola Co., but in 1880 Rachel is no longer listed in census. She must have died between 1870 and 1880, but no record was found in Osceola Co.
3. Elizabeth Jane2 RIGGS (JOB1) was born in Ohio 17 AUG 1837. Elizabeth died 29 JUN 1923 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, at 85 years of age. Her death record was not found in Osceola Co. Her body was interred JUL 1923 LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery. She married twice. She married David COON in Mercer Co, Ohio, 11 SEP 1862.
David was born CA 1832. He was the son of Samuel COON and Sarah. He had first married Minerva BONE in Mercer Co, Ohio, 26 MAY 1855. She died 22 March 1861 and was buried in Twp. Cemetery in Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio along with a son, David, Jr., who had died at less than one year. David was a farmer, and died 1 SEP 1864 in Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia, at 32 years of age. His body was interred SEP 1864 in Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia, Andersonville Prison Cemetery.
MERCER COUNTY, OHIO MARRIAGES, BOOKS C & D, For the Years 1850-1861. Compiled by The Mercer County Chapter of OGS, PO Box 437, Celina, OH 45822-9437:
05/26/1855 COON, David married Minerva BONE
Monitor of July 1989 Mercer County Marriage Book 3 Entry 31
COON, David to Eliz. Jane RIGGS married 11 Sep 1862 by John Albers, jp
Record from Andersonville:
Code No.: 17486 Grave No.: 7486 Last Name: COON First Name:
DAVID Rank: PRIVATE Company: C Regiment: 57 State: OH Branch of Service: INFANTRY Date of Death: SEP. 01, 1864 Cause of Death: SCORBUTUS Remarks: DAVID COONS  Reference: p 45 ; p 137  Place Captured: ATLANTA, GA Date Captured: 7/22/1864 Alternate Names: COONS More Information Available: NO
Edward Mohneke's "Tombstone Inscriptions, Ohio and Indiana":
Coon Minerva, wife of David 1834 - 22 Mar 1861
David, Jr., son 1859 - 14 Oct 1860
Eliza, d/o Samuel and Sarah 2 years, 1 month, 26 days (no date) Township Cemetery, Coldwater, Mercer Co., OH
1860 Census-Butler Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio, Page 443, Line 35
David COON 27 M Farmer -- 245 Ohio
Manerva 24 F Ohio
Eliza 4 F Ohio
George 3 M Ohio
David 8/12 M Ohio}Twins
Davis 8/12 M Ohio}
Elizabeth Riggs Coon married Albert Perry BAILEY in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, 21 JUL 1872. Albert was born in West Virginia 2 MAY 1833.Albert had first married Rosanah HUSLINGER. He died 2 AUG 1911 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, at 78 years of age. His body was interred AUG 1911 LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery. Albert was in the Civil War as a Pvt. in Company C, 57th Ohio Infantry, and was shot in the leg. He received a pension. Rachel Plummer Riggs lived with them as she became elderly. Albert's death certificate states he was born in New York. Other records state West Virginia or Virginia.
Albert was not found in the 1850 Ohio Census. He was probably living with his father.
1860 Census-Clay Twp, Auglaize Co, Ohio Roll 931, P. 511
Albert BAILEY 27 M 700 600 Virginia
Rosanah 31 F Ohio
Margaret 7 F Ohio
Sarah 5 F Ohio
Mary E. 3 F Ohio
Moffit 5/12 M Ohio
Next household line 30:
John BAILEY 55 M 3000 300 Virginia
Jane 50 F Virginia
James 20 M Ohio
Perry 18 M Ohio
Elijah M Ohio
Harriet CASDEN 5 F Ohio
Mary A. CLARK 16 F Ohio
Also same page line 8 is:
Andrew BAILEY age 30 b. Virginia, Wife Hannah and family.
On the next page line 8 is:
Wilson L. Bailey age 29 with wife Isabella (29) and son Marion (5/12).
1880 Census-Rose Lake Twp, Osceola Co, MI Vol. 22, E.D. 22, Sheet 4, Line 33
BAILEY, Albert 38 Ohio
Mary 34 Ohio
Daniel 12 Mich
Ellen 3 Mich
COON, John 23 Mich
1900 Census-Rose Lake Twp, Osceola Co, Michigan Vol 62, E.D. 145, Sheet 9, Line 63
BAILEY, Albert P. Head May 1833 67 M-27 WV WV WV Farmer
Elizabeth Jane Wife Aug 1837 62 M-27 4-4 Ohio KY KY
Eugene Son Aug 1864 35 Farm Labor MI WV OH
Byron Son Apr 1879 21 Farm Labor MI WV OH
BEVINS, Alice L. Adopt Dau Aug 1886 13 MI MI OH
Family legend says that Elizabeth was born on a boat coming across the Kentucky river when the family moved from Kentucky to Ohio. Her birth date and the information that John went to Ohio with his family when he was six years old, seem to be in disagreement with this fact.
Elizabeth's first husband was David Coon. David had been married previously to Minerva Bone, and had one known child living, named John Coon. David Coon was in the Civil War in Company C, 57th Ohio Infantry, which, as you recall, was the same unit as John Riggs and Albert Bailey. On his enrollment, he was listed as having blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, and was 5í 8" tall. David was captured July 22, 1864 at Decatur, Georgia during the seige of Atlanta. He was taken to Andersonville Prison and died there a little over a month later from scurvy. Conditions at the camp were very harsh. The camp consisted of a 26Ĺ acre wooden stockade made of 15í pine poles inside of which the prisoners were held with no shelter. A stream running through the stockade served as a water source for drinking and bathing as well as latrine, and there was inadequate food and clothing, and lack of medical attention. At the time David was imprisoned there, there were over 32,000 men confined to the camp. David is buried in the Andersonville, Georgia cemetery. A view of the stockade as well as Davidís tombstones at Andersonville are shown below. Elizabeth's mother, Rachel, was then living with her and her step-son, John, according to the 1870 census in Butler Twp, Mercer County, Ohio.
Elizabeth moved to the LeRoy area, and some time after 1869, she married Albert Perry Bailey, a widower with six children. His first wife was Roseanne Huslinger. Elizabeth had two children with Albert, Esther and Byron. They also adopted a daughter, Alice L. Bevins, who was Elizabeth's niece, Permelia's daughter.
1870 Census-Butler Twp, Mercer County, Ohio, Family 81
COON, Jane 32 F
John 8 M
BIGGS, Rachael 75 F
Elizabeth Jane RIGGS and Albert Perry BAILEY had the following children:
+ 12 i. Esther BAILEY was born 12 NOV 1876.
+ 13 ii. Byron J. BAILEY was born 17 APR 1879.
David COON and Minerva BONE had the following children:
i. David COON, Jr. was born 1859 in Mercer Co., Ohio. He died in Mercer Co., Ohio 14 OCT 1860 and was buried in ____ Township Cemetery in Coldwater, Mercer Co., Ohio.
ii. John COON was born CA 1862 in Ohio. He died 31 MAR 1930 in Sylvan Twp., Osceola Co., Michigan of endocarditis.
Albert BAILEY and Roseanne HUSLINGER had the following children:
i. Margaret BAILEY was born CA 1853 in Auglaize Co., Ohio.
ii. Sarah BAILEY was born CA 1855 in Auglaize Co., Ohio.
iii. Mary E. BAILEY was born CA 1857 in Auglaize Co., Ohio.
iv. Moffit BAILEY was born in 1860 in Auglaize Co., Ohio.
+13.5 v. Eugene "Gene" BAILEY was born 11 AUG 1864 in Michigan. He died 20 AUG 1938 and was buried in the LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
vi. Daniel BAILEY was born 14 NOV 1871 in Ohio. He married Thressa MONKS 25 AUG 1898, and they had 3 children. The SSDI shows a Theresa Bailey who was b. 30 NOV 1883 and died DEC 1863
5. Permelia Florence3 RIGGS (JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Coldwater, Mercer, Ohio 8 NOV 1858. Permelia died 11 MAY 1892 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, at 33 years of age. Her body was interred MAY 1892 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
She married Eugene Shepard BEVINS in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, 8 APR 1877. Eugene was born in Riga, Monroe, New York 15 APR 1855. He died 13 APR 1944 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, at 88 years of age. Eugene was born in New York, and at the age of 11, his family moved to Cascade, Kent Co, Michigan. He graduated from high school there. In 1872 he moved with his family to LeRoy, Michigan, where he helped build the house and barn, clear the fields, plant, etc. He also worked in the lumber camps as a lumberjack. He was apparently tall and good looking with red hair. He was intelligent, and could talk and tell stories about almost anything. Eugene and Permelia were charter members of the Rebecca Victoria Lodge, and Eugene was a member and scribe of the Encampment of LeRoy and Rose Lake for veterans of the Spanish American War. Permelia was said to have been a pretty lady, and was very generous and likeable. She died from childbirth after Florence was born. After Permelia died, Eugene tried for a few years to keep the four children at home with his mother helping him, but it got to be too much for him, and he let families adopt the children. He went to work as a foreman on the GR&I railroad that went through LeRoy. After retiring from the railroad, he was a strawberry and raspberry farmer near Fremont, Michigan, but gave that up after a few years and moved back to LeRoy. In the 1910 census he was listed as assistant postmaster. He had always kept in touch with his daughter, Alice, and son, Harry Jarvis. Later in life he worked for Ora Holmes, and was a very good hand with an axe and saw. Eugene had a stroke in the coal room at his home and walked the 1/2 mile to the Holmes farm to get help. After that he went to live with his daughter, Alice, near Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he passed away and was buried.
1900 Census-Antrim Twp, Alger Co, Michigan, E.D. 1, Page 2, Line 20
BEVINS, Eugene B. Boarder W M Apr 1855 45 S NY NY NY Labor (This is a logging camp).
1910 Census - LeRoy Twp, Osceola Co, Michigan, Roll 669, ED 174, Sheet 3A, Line 14, House 41
BEVINS, Eugene S. Head M W 53 Wd NY NY NY Asst Postmaster
Permelia Florence RIGGS and Eugene Shepard BEVINS had the following children:
14 i. Emma S. BEVINS was born in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan 20 NOV 1880. Emma died 6 OCT 1881 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, at less than one year of age. Her body was interred OCT 1881 LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
15 ii. Edward Eugene BEVINS was born in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan 4 JUL 1882. Edward died 30 JAN 1904 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, at 21 years of age. Edward had epilepsy and spent most of his life in an asylum.
+ 16 iii. Alice Loraine BEVINS was born 25 AUG 1886.
+ 17 iv. George William "Harry Jarvis" BEVINS was born 15 AUG 1888.
+ 18 v. Florence Permelia BEVINS was born 10 MAY 1892.
was born in Miami Co, Ohio 19 AUG 1861. EMMA died 29 OCT 1895 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, at 34 years of age. Her body was interred NOV 1895 in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
6. EMMA ANGELINE
She married ROBERT HENRY ALLEN. (NOTE: See Chapter on Allen for more information about this family.)
was born in Miami Co, Ohio 1863.
8. Ida Belle "Frances"
She married twice. She first married Ernest SNYDERand had two children. Ernest was born in Quebec, Canada 1860. He died 1929 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, at 69 years of age. His body was interred 1929 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, Hamlin Township Cemetery. Ida divorced her first husband and married a man named VanMarter, apparently leaving Michigan. Neither of the children went with her. Inez went to live with her grandfather, John Riggs, and Zella went with her father, who remarried and moved back to Canada for several years. They later returned to Michigan. The family was apparently not happy with Ida's second marriage, and there seemed to have been some question about her death. It has been believed by the family that Ida was choked to death, and her husband was suspect, but no one was ever able to prove it. Her middle name was possibly "Belle"?
Ida Belle Frances RIGGS and Ernest SNYDER had the following children:
+ 25 i. Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER was born 8 DEC 1881.
+ 26 ii. Zella Adelaide SNYDER was born 20 OCT 1891.
9. Martha Jane3 RIGGS (JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Jefferson Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio 17 SEP 1866. Martha died 21 JAN 1903 in Burdell Twp, Osceola, Michigan, of pneumonia at age 36y, 2m, 11d. Her body was interred JAN 1903 LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
She married John C. LOCKHART, Jr. in Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, 18 MAR 1885. John was born in Auglaize Co, Ohio 26 MAR 1862. John died 27 APR 1926 in Osceola Co, Michigan, at 64 years of age. His body was interred APR 1926 LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan, LeRoy Twp. Cemetery. John was a farmer. His father, John Lockhart, was one of the earliest homesteaders and settlers in LeRoy, coming from Ohio in 1869 and settling on eight acres. The Lockhart and Riggs families had neighboring farms in Osceola County. When John and Martha married, John built a log house just north of Randolph School. The family later moved to Burdell Twp, north of Tustin, where John worked in lumbering. Here they also took in boarders. After Johnís wife, Martha died from pneumonia, he went to work in a lumber camp with his children. Life there was difficult, and the family was poor, but the children seemed to have fond memories of playing there at the camp. The camp workers seemed to have pulled together to form a family of sorts. The older girls took turns doing housework for neighbors, and Melvin worked piling wood for Mr. Carlson, the owner of the camp. John remained depressed, and the children proved too much for him to handle, and he began to place them with relatives.
1900 Census-Burdell Twp, Osceola Co, Michigan Vol 62, E.D.144, Sheet 7, Line 61
LOCKHART, John Head W M Mar 1863 37 M-14 OH VA OH Day Laborer
Martha Wife W F Sep 1866 33 M14 7-7 OH KY OH
Jason Son W M Oct 1883 16 MI OH OH
Charlotte Dau W F Feb 1886 14 MI OH OH
Esther Dau W F Dec 1887 12 MI OH OH
Melvin Son W M Aug 1890 9 MI OH OH
Laura Dau W F May 1893 7 MI OH OH
Myrtle Dau W F Feb 1896 4 MI OH OH
Geo. Son W M July1899 10/12 MI OH OH
Martha had eight children. She died at age 37 of pneumonia.
1880 census referred to her as Janie.
Martha Jane RIGGS and John C. LOCKHART had the following
+ 27 i. Jason Theodore LOCKHART was born 9 NOV 1884.
+ 28 ii. Charlotte "Lottie" LOCKHART was born 9 FEB 1886.
+ 29 iii. Esther L. LOCKHART was born 25 DEC 1888.
+ 30 iv. Melvin LOCKHART was born 23 AUG 1890.
+ 31 v. Sarah Loretta "Laura" LOCKHART was born 8 MAY 1892.
+ 32 vi. Myrtle Maybelle LOCKHART was born 14 FEB 1896.
33 vii. George LOCKHARTwas born in Burdell Twp, Osceola, Michigan 14 JUL 1899. He died 6 JAN 1988 in Oregon, at 88 years of age. His body was interred JAN 1988 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, Riverside Cemetery. He married Grace FENNEL. Grace was born 25 NOV 1893. Grace died APR 1978 at 84 years of age. George lived in Oregon and came to visit Myrtle each year. He and his wife had no children of their own, but Grace had two children from a previous marriage. George worked in steel construction making war equipment.
+ 34 viii. John LOCKHART III was born 5 SEP 1901.
BAILEY (Elizabeth Jane2
was born in Ohio 12 NOV 1876. Esther died 17 FEB 1964 at 87 years of age. Her body was interred FEB 1964 in Gladstone, Delta, Michigan.
She married Joseph WILHELM. Her second name on Family Group Sheet looks like DeCocta. Is this a first husbandís surname or a middle name?
Esther BAILEY and Joseph WILHELM had the following children:
35 i. Mable WILHELM. Mable had 3 children.
36 ii. Albert WILHELMwas born 22 FEB 1894. Albert died AUG 1981 at 87 years of age. Last residence Spokane, Washington. His body was interred AUG 1981 in Gladstone, Delta, Michigan.
Albert had 4 children.
37 iii. Frank WILHELMwas born 18 FEB 1897. Frank died 11 NOV 1989 at 92 years of age. Last residence Grand Rapids, Michigan He married Lillian CAMPBELL 10 JAN 1923. Frank and Lillian had 4 boys.
38 iv. Charlotte WILHELM was born 27 MAR 1900. Her body was interred in Gladstone, Delta, Michigan. She married James GOODYEAR 1930. Charlotte and James had 1 boy.
BAILEY (Elizabeth Jane2
was born in Michigan 17 APR 1879. Byron died 17 APR 1955 at 76 years of age. He married Daisy L. BRINK in Michigan, 9 SEP 1902. Daisy was born in Michigan CA 1886.
13. Byron J.
1920 Census - Kalamazoo Twp, Kalamazoo Co, Michigan, Vol. 72, ED 182, Sheet 14, Line 47
BAILEY, Daisy Head 34 F W M MI NY NY Sorter paper mill
Violet Dau 15 F W S MI MI MI None
Carmen Dau 13 F W S MI MI MI None
Norman Son 8 M W S MI MI MI None
Byron and his family lived in Kalamazoo. He was listed in the 1910 census as a beater hand in a paper mill.
1910 Census - Kalamazoo Twp,Kalamazoo Co, Michigan ED 156, Sheet 4A, Line 13, House 76
BAILEY, Byron J. Head M W 30 M-8 MI OH KY Beater hand Paper mill
Daisy L. Wife F W 24 M 8 3-3 MI NY NY
Viola L. Dau F W 5 S MI MI MI
Carmen P. Dau M W 3 S MI MI MI
Dolores M. Dau F W 16/12 S MI MI MI
Byron J. BAILEY and Daisy L. BRINK had the following children:
39 i. Viola L. BAILEY was born in Michigan 17 APR 1904. Viola had 4 children.
40 ii. Carmen Pearl BAILEY was born in Michigan 17 AUG 1906. Carmen died JUL 1973 at 66 years of age. Last residence Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She married Paul STOREY. Carmen had no children.
41 iii. Dolores Madeline BAILEY was born in Michigan 11 DEC 1908. She married Carl HOUSE. Dolores and Carl had 6 children.
42 iv. Norman Vance BAILEY was born in Kalamazoo Co, Michigan 8 MAR 1911. He died DEC 1967 at 56 years of age. Last residence Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo, Michigan. He married Mary, and they had 4 children.
13.5 Eugene "Gene" BAILEY (Albert P. BAILEY) was born in Michigan 11 AUG 1864. Eugene died 10 AUG 1938 and is buried in the LeRoy Twp. Cemetery. He married Iva CAMPBELL 28 AUG 1906. Iva is the daughter of Pratt and Mary Jane (Smith) Campbell. She was born 9 MAR 1889 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan and died 14 DEC. She is buried in the LeRoy Twp. Cemetery.
Eugene BAILEY and Iva CAMPBELL had the following children:
i. Lillian T. BAILEY was born in LeRoy 23 MAR 1911. She died 8 APR 1961 in Wyoming, Kent Co., Michigan and is buried in the Grandville Cemetery. She married Ellsworth CASE 11 NOV 1929, and they had three children.
ii. Elton Eugene BAILEY was born 3 NOV 1916 in LeRoy. He died 27 APR 1982 and is buried in Mears, Osceola Co., Michigan. He married Julia 9 JAN 1969.
iii. Alice Noreen BAILEY was born 3 FEB 1919 in LeRoy. She died 15 SEP 1995. Alice married Leon PARMELEE 9 JUN 1940. Leon was born 7 AUG 1917 and died MAR 1986.
iv. Albert Allen BAILEY was born 14 SEP 1920 in LeRoy. He died 5 MAY 1999 in Kent Co., Michigan. He married Pauline 2 MAY 1948. They had 3 girls and 1 boy. Albert served in WWII and was a member of the American Legion POST 208 and the VFW Post 23. They lived in Grand Rapids.
v. Frances Mary BAILEY was born 20 FEB 1922 in LeRoy. She died of cancer 23 SEP 1977 and is buried in the LeRoy Twp. Cemetery. She married James WALDEN 22 JAN 1949. They lived in Grand Rapids.
vi. Bernard B. "Sparky" BAILEY was born 2 NOV 1924 in LeRoy. He married Marcella BLACKMER 10 APR 1948. They are still living at this writing. They live in Grandville, MI and winter in Florida. They had two girls of their own and adopted a girl and a boy.
vii. Keith Kay BAILEY was born 14 DEC 1929 in LeRoy. He married Louise SHANK 23 JUN 1962. They adopted 1 girl and 1 boy.
viii. Donna Lee BAILEY was born 3 MAR 1931 in LeRoy. She first married Donald SELLERS 8 SEP 1948, then Ruben GRIFFEN 13 JAN 1973, then Unknown ROOT before 1999. Donna and Donald had 2 girls and 2 boys and lived in Almont, Mich.
16. Alice Loraine4 BEVINS (Permelia Florence3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan 25 AUG 1886. Alice died 12 NOV 1968 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, at 82 years of age. Her body was interred NOV 1968 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, Washtenaw Cemetery. She married twice. She married Jacob George RIPLO in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, 20 MAY 1902. Jacob was born 3 JAN 1871. He died 2 MAR 1923 in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan, at 52 years of age, and was the son of Rino and Gertrude Boddema (Holland) Riplo.
Alice married Joseph Edward BERGYL 5 JUL 1924. Joseph was born in Germany 22 APR 1890. He died 15 JUN 1953 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, at 63 years of age, and his body was interred JUN 1953 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, Washtenaw Cemetery. He died of stem cell leukemia. After her mother died, Alice went to live with her Aunt Elizabeth and Albert Bailey, and was adopted by them.
Alice Loraine BEVINS and Jacob George RIPLO had the following children:
+ 43 i. Rino Eugene5 RIPLO was born 17 JUN 1903.
+ 44 ii. Harold "Harry" RIPLO was born 12 SEP 1907.
45 iii. Gertrude Permelia RIPLO was born in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan 1 APR 1913. Gertrude died 2 JUL 1913 in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan, at less than one year of age.
BEVINS (Permelia Florence3
was born in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan 15 AUG 1888. George died 23 SEP 1950 at 62 years of age. He married Anna Josephine "Josie" THACKER 11 JUN 1924. She was born in Michigan MAR 1891. Harry's mother died when he
was almost three. He was then adopted in 1895 by Mark and Nellie
(Reed) Jarvis, and became known as Harry Jarvis. The Jarvis family
owned a farm in Tustin. Harry was in the Calvary in WWI. He and
Josie moved to Detroit in 1928.
17. George William "Harry Jarvis"
1900 Census - LeRoy Twp, Osceola Co, Michigan Sheet 2 & 3 has
W.H. and Ora E. THACKER with dau:
Josie W F Mar 1891 age 9 MI OH Minnesota At School
George William "Harry Jarvis" BEVINS and Anna Josephine "Josie" THACKER had the following child:
46 i. Betty Lucile JARVIS was born in Reed City, Osceola, Michigan 13 MAR 1925. She married John "Murray" LIDKEA 22 APR 1950. John was born 30 SEP 1927. John died 23 FEB 1994 at 66 years of age. Last residence Union, Union, South Carolina. Murray and Betty lived in Detroit until 1974 when they moved to Canton, Michigan. He was a chief engineer for J.B. Webb Company. They moved to South Carolina in 1983. After Betty had been married to Murray for six months, her father passed away, and her mother came to live with them. Her name could have been Betsy.
BEVINS (Permelia Florence3
was born in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan 10 MAY 1892. Florence died 12 MAY 1967 in Iowa, at 75 years of age. She married William "Bill" SOMERVILLE in Homestead, North Dakota, 1 JUL 1918. William was born 31 JUL 1889. He married Helen CLARK 5 OCT 1968. William died 28 JAN 1972 in Iowa, at 82 years of age. Last residence Wyoming, Jones Co, Iowa. He was the son of Henry and Amanda Jane (Smith) Somerville. Henry was born in Scotland and was a grocer there, then a professional boxer who died of blood poisoning.
18. Florence Permelia
"Florence's mother died in childbirth with her. She lived with her father and grandfather until the age of 3, then was adopted by Aaron and Sarah "Sadie" Bowman, and her name was changed to Florence Evelyn Bowman. She was a happy little girl with red curls. She went to school in Ashton, Michigan where her family lived, then attended the Chicago Evangelistic Institute, from which she graduated in 1913. Her adoptive parents were disappointed in this, as they were Dunkards. She was called at the age of 21 to a Nazarene Church at Minot, North Dakota. She had a breakdown and went to live with some old friends of the family. After she was well, she went to a church in Flaxville, Montana. There she met William, and they married on the way back from a camp meeting in Sawyer, ND. In April following, Florence had an appendix operation, and the doctor discovered she was pregnant with Paul. The family moved back to Ashton, Michigan in 1919 when Florence received word that her mother was dying. Her father died three weeks later. They then traveled around to different places in Iowa, and Florence held tent revivals while Bill found work where he could, and they finally settled in Wyoming, Iowa. where Florence was the pastor for many years in the Methodist Church, and their sons started Big Bill's Feed Store." (from "The Love of Eveline" by Vinetta Bell Ling)
Florence Permelia BEVINS and William "Bill" SOMERVILLE had the following children:
+ 47 i. Paul Wesley SOMERVILLE was born 17 APR 1919.
+ 48 ii. Morris Franklin SOMERVILLE was born 25 JUN 1921.
+ 49 iii. Robert Carroll SOMERVILLE was born 5 JUN 1926.
+ 50 iv. Keith Robert SOMERVILLE was born 22 JAN 1952.
51 v. Kenneth Alan SOMERVILLE was born in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa 9 FEB 1954. Kenneth died 10 JAN 1967 at 12 years of age.
52 vi. Kay Denise SOMERVILLE was born in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa 28 SEP 1958. She married Bruce TAYLOR in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, 22 MAR 1985. Son of Clyde and Charleen Taylor. Kay and Bruce live in Kansas City, Kansas.
SNYDER (Ida Frances3
RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1)
was born in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan 8 DEC 1881. Inez died 7 DEC 1955 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, at 73 years of age. Her body was interred DEC 1955 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, Hamlin Township Cemetery. She married George Carl "Tom" EMERY in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan, 26 OCT 1904. He was born in Randolph Co, Indiana 1 SEP 1881. Tom died 31 MAY 1947 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, at 65 years of age. His body was interred 3 JUN 1947 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, Oakwood Cemetery.
25. Inez Isabelle
Tom came to Michigan and settled in Tustin in 1900, where he worked in the lumber camps. In the 1910 census he was listed as a farmer, and in 1920 a laborer in a planing mill. In 1921 he and his family moved to Eaton Rapids, where George worked in the local woolen mills for ten years, then joined the city police force, where he worked the rest of his life. He was a member of the IOOF lodge, where he was Past Noble Grand. He died in the line of duty as a police officer.
1910 Census - Burdell Twp, Osceola Co, Michigan, Roll 669, ED 168, Sheet 7, Line 16 127
EMERY,George C. Head M W 28 M-5 IN IN IN Farming
Inez E. Wife F W 28 M-5 2-1 MI OH OH
Violet M. Dau. F W 2 S MI IN MI
1920 Census - Lake Twp, Missaukee Co, Michigan, Vol 66, ED 109, Sheet 5, Line 18
EMERY, George C. Head M W 38 M IN IN IN Laborer
Inez Wife F W 38 M MI OH OH None
Violet Dau F W 11 S MI IN MI None
Carl Son M W 9 S MI IN MI None
Mildred Dau F W 3 5/12 S MI IN MI None
Obituary: "George Carl Emery was born on September 1, 1881, in Randolph
County, Indiana, the son of George and Emily Emery. Besides himself, the family consisted of three brothers, Jake, Samuel and Earl; one sister, Anna; three half-brothers, Charlie Emery, William and George Isenhart; and one step-sister, Della Whitacre. In 1900, he came to Michigan and settled in the town of Tustin where he worked in the lumber camps. On October 26, 1904, he was united in marriage to Inez Isabelle Snyder. To this union were born four children, a son who died in infancy; two daughters, Violet Marie and Mildred Natalie; and another son Ernest Carl. In 1921 the family moved to Eaton Rapids, where Mr. Emery was employed in the local woolen mills for ten years, the remainder of his life being spent on the city police force. He was a member of the Eaton Rapids IOOF lodge and held the post of Past Noble Grand. He died suddenly while performing his duties as an officer of the law on May 31, 1947. He leaves to mourn their loss his widow Inez; two daughters, Mrs. LeRoy Campbell of Mishawaka, Indiana; and Mrs. Roland Reed of Eaton Rapids; one son, Carl of Eaton Rapids; two brothers, Samuel of Dunkirk, Indiana and Earl of Lake City; five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many friends."
Newspaper Article - MAKES ARREST - DROPS DEAD "G.C. "Tom" Emery Dies While Attempting to Stop Street Fight Last Saturday Night. Funeral Tuesday. Allen McMann, 27, Melvin DeWaters, 23, and Walter Ashley, 27, all of Eaton Rapids; also James Russell, 26, of Onondaga, were under arrest and all except James Russell who was free on a$2000 bond, were held in the county jail Monday for investigation following the death of George C. "Tom" Emery, 65, Eaton Rapids night watchman, Saturday night, May 31. McMann, DeWaters and Russell were held for resisting an officer, and Ashley received 90 days on a drunk and disorderly charge, according to a report by Justice L.F. Baldwin. McMann waived examination and was bound over to circuit court. DeWaters demanded an examination which was set for Tuesday, June 10. Both are being held in the county jail as they failed to post $2000 bonds. Mr. Emery had placed McMann under arrest and, assisted by several citizens, had him handcuffed and was taking him to the city jail, assisted by Itha Miller. Mr. Emery dropped dead in the middle of W. Knight Street about 20 feet from the west alley, where the fight took place. Death was believed to have been caused by a heart attack. "Tom" had lived in Eaton Rapids since 1921, and had been employed by the city for 10 years. He was a Past Noble Grand of the local lodge of Odd Fellows. Survivors include the widow, Inez; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Campbell of Mishawaka, Ind., and Mrs. Mildred Reed of Eaton Rapids; and a son, Carl, also fo Eaton Rapids; two brothers Earl of Lake City, MI and Sam of Dunkirk, IN. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church here at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, under the direction of the Dey Funeral home. Rev. Vernon Legg officiated, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Members of the Odd Fellow Lodge conducted services at the grave."
Inez had problems with her legs. She traveled a lot. At one time she took care of John Riggs before he went to the Soldier's Home in Grand Rapids. She and Tom lived in Tustin, Michigan.
Inez Isabelle SNYDER and George Carl "Tom" EMERY had the following children:
72 i. Frank EMERY was born in Burdell Twp, Osceola, Michigan FEB 1906. Frank died FEB 1906 in Burdell Twp, Osceola, Michigan, at less than one year of age.
+ 73 ii. Violet Marie EMERY was born 10 JAN 1908.
+ 74 iii. Ernest "Carl" EMERY was born 9 AUG 1910.
+ 75 iv. Mildred Natalie EMERY was born 15 JUL 1916.
SNYDER (Ida Frances3
RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1)
was born in Nirvana, Michigan 20 OCT
1891. Zella died 14 DEC 1980 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, at 89 years of age. Her body was interred DEC 1980 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, Hamlin Township Cemetery.
26. Zella Adelaide
She married three times. She married Henry G. COOLEY. Henry was born in Michigan CA 1892. SSDI lists a Henry Cooley who was b. 25 Feb 1888 d. May 1970 who lived in Ypsilanti.
1920 Census - Flint, Genesee Co, Michigan vol 27, ED 3 (this is the wrong E.D.), Sheet 17, Line 8
COOLEY, Henry G. Head 28 MI
Zella A. Wife 28 MI
Charles E. Son 4 7/12 MI
Claude F. Son 2 9/12 MI
(This was taken from the soundex, as the card had the wrong E.D.)
She married Fred HALE. She married Henry LEHMAN. Henry was born 31 MAR 1883 and died SEP 1972 at 89 years of age. Zella may have lived for a time in Canada before returning to Michigan.
Zella Adelaide SNYDER and Henry G. COOLEY had the following children:
+ 76 i. Maxine5 COOLEY.
+ 77 ii. Charles Ernest COOLEY was born CA 1915.
+ 78 iii. Claude F. COOLEY was born CA 1917.
LOCKHART (Martha Jane3
RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1)
was born LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan 9 NOV 1884. 1900 Census gives dob as Oct 1883. Jason died 31 MAR 1948 at 63 years of age. His body was interred APR 1948 in Amble, Montcalm, Michigan. He first married Alma KEELER. He later
married May LETTS. May was born 22 NOV 1892. Jason worked in the
lumber camps in the LeRoy area and in road construction. He always
knew how to make money, and with his first paycheck bought his
mother a sewing machine. He was kind to the younger children, and
always brought gifts when he came to visit. His wife was very
beautiful. He lived in Arizona for a time, then moved to Oregon. He
later returned to Michigan with his daughter, Isabel, who was also
very beautiful. Jason could do anything and was much in demand
concerning anything with mechanized equipment. He moved from Boyne
City and bought a tavern in Amble, Michigan and later traded it for
a farm. Buried next to Jason Lockhart is Geneva M. Lockhart
27. Jason Theodore
Jason Theodore LOCKHART and Alma KEELER had the following child:
80 ii. Isabella LOCKHART was born in Osceola Co, Michigan 2 APR 1906. Isabella died 7 JUL 1998 in Arizona, at 92 years of age. She married Daniel John GUNSOLUS. Daniel was born in East Jordan, Michigan 24 FEB 1901. Daniel died 16 MAY 1973 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, at 72 years of age. Son of Robert Amey and Irene (McNitt) Gunsolus. Isabella lived in Arizona. She was adopted by her aunt (mother's sister) and uncle after her mother died and went by the name Gardiner until she went to live with her Dad and went by Lockhart until she married and became Gunsolus. She had one son and lived in Ohio or Michigan for a time.
79 i. Ella May LOCKHART. May, Jasonís second wife, had known a woman in Northern Michigan who had died in childbirth, and "took in" Ella May. She later married Jason and they adopted Ella May. Ellaís body was interred in Amble, Montcalm, Michigan.
28. Charlotte "Lottie"4 LOCKHART (Martha Jane3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan 9 FEB 1886. Charlotte died 12 MAY 1929 at 43 years of age. Her body was interred MAY 1929 in Burdell Twp, Osceola, Michigan, Bristol Cemetery. She married Clyde WILLIAMS. Clyde was born in Michigan CA 1878. Charlotte and Clyde lived in the Bristol area in Lake County, Michigan where Clyde was a farmer.
1910 Census - Lake Co, Michigan 009 Vol 14, House #53
WILLIAMS, Clyde Head 32 MI
Lottie F. Wife 23 MI
Volga Dau. 3 MI
Wayne Son NR MI
1920 Census - Dover Twp, Lake Co, Michigan Vol 56, ED 39, Sheet 2,Line 71, Jan. 15, 16, 17
WILLIAMS, Clyde Head M 41 MI NY MI Farmer
Lottie Wife F 33 MI OH
Volga E. Dau F 13 MI MI MI
Wayne A. Son M 10 MI MI MI
Julia L. Dau F 8 MI MI MI
Victor K. Son M 4 1/12 MI MI MI
Alice M. Dau F 1 3/12 MI MI MI
Charlotte "Lottie" LOCKHART and Clyde WILLIAMS had the following children (not necessarily in this order):
81 i. JuliaL. WILLIAMS was born in Lake County, Michigan 17 SEP 1911. She died 6 APR 2001. She married Unknown HOLMQUIST, and they lived in Tustin, Michigan and had two sons.
ii. Victor Kenneth WILLIAMS was born in Lake Co. Michigan 5 Nov 1915 and died 30 April 1994. He lived in Midland at the time of his death.
83 iii. Alice M. WILLIAMS. She married Norman HOLMES who was born 23 SEP 1915 and died in APR 1977. Alice lives in Luther, Michigan. Norman was born 23 SEP 1915 and died APR 1977.
84 iv. Volga E. WILLIAMS was born in Michigan 2 JUL 1906. She married Emil EASTLUND who was born 13 DEC 1897 and d. DEC 1981. Emil was born 13 DEC 1897 and died DEC 1981. They lived in Reed City.
85 vi. Wayne A. WILLIAMS was born in Lake Co, Michigan 10 MAY 1909. Wayne died FEB 1986 at 76 years of age.
LOCKHART (Martha Jane3
JOB1) was born LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan 25 DEC 1888. 1900 Census gives dob as Dec 1887. Esther died 1 NOV 1956 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, at 67 years of age. Her body was interred NOV 1956 in Lebanon, Linn, Oregon.
29. Esther L.
She married Henry R. HOPKINS in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan, 6 JUN 1906. Henry was born in Michigan CA 1885. He was listed as a butcher at the time of their wedding.
1910 Census - Tustin, Osceola Co, Michigan 073, ED 168, House #24
HOPKINS, Henry Head 25 MI
Esther L. Wife 22 MI
Irvin R. Son 2 MI
Margaurit E. Dau. NR MI
Esther L. LOCKHART and Henry R. HOPKINS had the following children:
86 i. Irvin R.HOPKINS was born in Osceola Co, Michigan CA 1908.
87 ii. Marguerite E. HOPKINS was born in Osceola Co, Michigan CA 1910. Marguerite lived in Oregon. She used to come to LeRoy every year to visit Myrtle Holmes, her aunt. She married twice. Her first husband was a forest ranger and died in a forest fire. She had two girls, one of whom was named Shirley. One of the girls had one daughter whose husband is in the Army. They have a son.
88 iii. Walter HOPKINS was born AFT 1910.
LOCKHART (Martha Jane3
JOB1) was born LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan 23 AUG 1890. Melvin died 17 JAN 1973 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, at 82 years of age. His body was interred JAN 1973 in Mancelona, Antrim, Michigan. He married Ella COWLEY in Cadillac,
Wexford, Michigan, 12 SEP 1911. Melvin worked in lumbering most of
his life. They lived in Mancelona and Kalkaska.
1920 Census-Missaukee County, Michigan, Vol. 66,ED 109,Sheet 6,Line 80
LOCKHART, Melvin Head 29 MI
Ella wife 27 MI
Lucille dau 6 MI
Vernon son 5 MI
Theo dau 3 MI
Melvin LOCKHART and Ella CROWLEY had the following children:
89 i. Lucille LOCKHART. She married Clifford AYRES. Lucille once lived in Mancelona, Michigan.
90 ii. Theo LOCKHART.
91 iii. Vernon LOCKHART.
92 iv. Vivian LOCKHART.
31. Sarah Loretta "Laura"4 LOCKHART (Martha Jane3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born LeRoy Twp, Osceola, Michigan 8 MAY 1892. Loretta died 16 OCT 1977 at 100 years of age. Her body was interred OCT 1977 in Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, Woodland Cemetery. After the death of her mother, Laura went to live with her fatherís sister, Elsie, who had a growing family. She married Lewis BEILFUSE in Egetts, 22 FEB 1910. Lewis was born about 1882. Laura and Louis lived with Louis' parents in Egetts, Michigan, which was an old lumbering town in Lake County. It is gone now. They later rented farms around LeRoy and Reed City. Louis was a farmer, but died while working in a furniture factory in Big Rapids. Laura was a seamstress and did sewing for stores and people in Big Rapids.
1910 Census Ė Ellsworth Twp, Lake Co, MI ED 18, Sheet 9B, Line 89
BEILFUSE, August C. Head M W 56 M1 34 Ger Ger Ger 1873 Farm
Minnie Wife F W 52 M1 34 6-3 Can Ger Ger 1863
Lewis Son M W 27 M1 0 MI Ger Can
Laura Dau-in-law F W 17 M1 0 0-0 MI OH MI
1920 Census Ė Ellsworth Twp, Lake Co, MI Vol 46,ED 44,Sheet 5,Line 21
BEILFUSS, August Head M W 66 M 1872-1878 Ger Ger Ger Farmer
Aurelia Wife F W 61 M 1871-1872 Can Ger Ger
Lewey Son M W 37 M Farmer MI Ger Can
Laura Dau-in-law F W 27 M MI OH MI
Martha Grand-dau F W 6 S MI MI MI
Loretta "Laura" LOCKHART and Lewis BEILFUSE had the following child:
93 i. MarthaBEILFUSE. Martha was b. CA 1914 in Lake Co, Michigan and now lives in Big Rapids. She married a man whose last name was McDonald.
LOCKHART (Martha Jane3
RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1)
was born in Osceola Co, Michigan 14 FEB 1896. Myrtle died 30 JAN 1998 at 101 years of age. Her body was interred FEB 1998 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, Woodland Cemetery.
32. Myrtle Maybelle
1920 Census Ė LeRoy Twp, Osceola Co, MI Vol 77,ED 290,Sheet 9,Line 54
HOLMES Orrin Head 27 MI MI MI Farmer
Myrtle Wife 23 MI OH KY
Bernice Dau 3 8/12 MI MI MI
Beatrice Dau 2 5/12 MI MI MI
She married Orin "Ora" Elmo HOLMES in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan, 26 JAN 1916. Married by William Benedict, Minister. Witnesses: Mrs. William Benedict, LeRoy Kate Garringer, Tustin. Orin was born in Michigan 26 AUG 1892. He was the son of Daniel HOLMES and Sarah "Sadie" Amelia WERTZ. Orin died 29 NOV 1959 at 67 years of age. Myrtleís mother had died when she was quite small. She lived at the Carlson Lumber Camp near LeRoy, where her father worked. There was no school in the camp, so she didnít attend school at that time. When she was 9 years old, she went to live with Jenny (Lockhart)and Al Steig. He taught Myrtle how to read and write and her multiplication tables. She walked three miles one way to the Randolph rural school; and had housekeeping, and barn and field chores to do. She attended LeRoy High School, and didnít graduate, but took the state teaching exam, becoming a schoolteacher. She then attended Central Michigan Teachers College and continued to teach. She began teaching in a two room school at the age of 18 at the going pay of $25 per month. She later worked her way up to teaching high school in LeRoy. She and her husband raised their two daughters on a farm. Myrtle also worked for the Gleaners, was a member of the Michigan State Womenís Clubs, and was involved in other social activities. In later life she lived along the Hersey River in Reed City with her daughter, Bea Lynch. She was a wonderful storyteller, and wrote many interesting historical articles for the local newspaper. She was just short of her 102nd birthday when she died.
Osceola Herald, March 11, 1987 BACK IN TIME by Myrtle Holmes:
"Before starting to write an article for the newspaper, I think I should introduce myself. I am Myrtle (Lockhart) Holmes, the mother of Bea Lynch and Bernice Day of Reed City. I live with Beatrice, here on the Hersey River. When asked to write articles for the newspaper, I doubted my ability. After having finished "My Memoirs" and "Tall Tales," and having had them printed at the Pioneer newspaper in Big Rapids, I was assured by Naomi Duddles (an employee of the Herald-News from Reed City), I should contribute some articles to local paper. "Back in Time" doesnít mean in time for dinner, or home in time at night to avoid harsh words from your wife. So along with how we lived then, I shall try to add a bit of humor. My previous articles were only written for my family members in the hopes they would add to their knowledge of their heritage. *****
Previous to my motherís death, I lived with my family at a lumber camp northwest of Tustin, where my father worked. I was the sixth in a family of eight. All were at home except my oldest brother, who had already found work in another lumber camp.
Mother had pneumonia, and in those days it was nearly always fatal, since about the only treatment for it was aconite and beldonna. Since neither of these had the desired effect, the doctor tried colomel in large doses. I have since learned that the treatment alone could have been fatal. Within a short time after her death, we moved to the Carlson camp southwest of what was Dewingís Siding near LeRoy. Our house of four large rooms was provided by Mr. Carlson. My two older sisters took charge of the house and four of us who were younger. (My youngest brother had gone to live with an aunt when Mother became ill. I was 6 at the time of her death.)
The camp looked large to me. There were woods all around it, mostly hemlock trees with some hardwood of variuos kinds. The camp consisted of several houses, all alike, where the men with families lived; a large cook shanty in which two lovely Swedish girls prepared three hearty meals a day for the men who did not have houses; a building where the men who did not have homes slept; a huge barn where Mr. Carlson kept several teams; and an office. The piles of logs and lumber attracted my attention, as did the sawmill and the pond in which the logs were eventually floated to the mill. At first, my sister, younger brother and I ran about like wild Indians. The older girls, plus my brother who was about 14 years old, had to settle the house and carry water from a spring near the pond. Like most boys of that age now, he resented the facdt that he had to do the chores and take orders from his older sisters, while we "young kids," as he called us, could run all over the place. We were so thrilled with everything that we forgot the time, and were startled when the mill whistle let out its thunderous roar telling the men it was the noon hour. Everything stopped. The men rushed to a shanty to wash up for dinner and we young kids made a race for our house. Much to our displeasure, the girls had been to busy to think of dinner, so all we got was a handout. My brother didnít think we deserved anything. To make matters worse, I had a sliver in my foot that took time to get out. Then I wished that I had a pair of shoes. In the afternoon, we met some children who lived very close to us. We learned their father had died several years earlier. The family consisted of the mother, two grown-up boys who worked in the woods, and, if I remember correctly, five girls.
The mother was a good woman and a very hard worker. She took in washing for men at the camp, which she did the hard way. She could bake the best bread and raised biscuits that I have ever eaten. Since she made so many, she very generously treated we three kids to a biscuit each. As you may guess, we made our way to her house when the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread filled the air nearby. Father scolded us for as he called "begging food." But you know, somehow the aroma of fresh bread has a strong attraction. For children that is even stronger than fatherís harsh words. So the smell of fresh bread still attracted despite fatherís words. My brother, who seemed to be the chore boy for my older sisters, will be referred to as "Pug" which was his nickname.
"The girls" are my sisters, who were working hard trying to take the place of Mother. The girls resented the attraction that the aroma of baking bread had for us, and "Pug" said we were beggers, just like the tramps who were constantly around the camp asking for food. The many people around the camp, too, gave us much interest. There were people who were different from any that I had ever seen, such as the Indians.I saw the young Indian men working with logs on the millpond. The logs were rolled from large rollways into the pond, and from there driven by the Indians to the mill to be made into lumber. One of the men would get on a log and with a pike pole and ride the log to the mill entrance where other men would place it in a position to be sawed into boards.
The men were very agile. Sometimes they would "burl" the logs, jump from one to another and put on a real show. The Indian women made baskets of all kinds, colors and shapes. These they carried on their backs and brought them into camp to sell. They usually came to our house in the evening because if Father was there, he always bought some. He never failed to patronize them, with the result that they came often and Father had more baskets than we could use. He gave them to many relatives and friends. At first I was startled at their appearance, but soon learned they were good people who worked hard. The men werenít very dependable as workers, as they soon grew tired and took time off. However, the women who came to our home were people to be highly respected. As I have thought of those days long gone I have had many memories, and I have concluded that when I count my pleasant memories I cease to count my years.
BACK IN TIME May 20, 1987 by Myrtle Holmes (cont.): Our wonderful spring at the camp was suddenly shattered when a wagon drove up to our house and the wagon had a box on it and two men sat in the driverís seat. One man came to the door and told my sister that our father had been hurt.
George and I stood near the wagon and watched them remove Father and Melvin from a bed that they had made on the floor of the box. The bed was straw covered by blankets. So one- by-one they were carried in and placed in bed. The girls could only say how happy they were that spring house cleaning was done prior to this tragedy. The men said that a doctor would be there soon. They both stayed until the doctor came and had given his verdict. Many years later Father lived with us in west LeRoy so he gave me details of how it all came about, so the events that I did not remember were filled in by him. Soon the doctor came driving a buggy drawn by a brown horse. He rushed immediately to the bedroom, coming out soon, saying little and asked for hot water. This being supplied he returned and did not come out for some time. He said that aside from bruises and a few cuts that all other injuries were internal. Father was not as serious as Melvin. He was sure that Father would be much improved in a few weeks, but that he did not expect Melvin to live. Many tears were shed and prayers said. Since we had so recently lost our Mother by death, another death seemed almost unbearable. We anxiously looked forward to Fatherís recovery, but to look forward to losing Melvin was so depressing. He was our friend, a playmate, our chore boy and most of all "our brother". The doctor came every day to check their progress and was deeply concerned with his patients. Father was our bread winner and of course we had very little if any capital ahead. Father did not have health insurance. The only insurance he had was that Mr. Carlson promised him work when he was able to return to work. He did receive the pay that he had coming. In spite of the terrible uncertainty, many beautiful things happened to us. Relatives and neighbors all came to offer help. They brought food and many offered to stay and care for the patients overnight. Grandfather and Grandmother Lockhart brought eggs and butter. Even home-cured meat was most generously shared. My father told me of the big box of staple groceries that Mr. Swem had sent out from his store in Ashton. These kindly acts of sympathy and love for mankind was never forgotten by the family.
Shortly after the accident a first cousin, Cora Nichols, and her husband Walter, came to see us at the camp and of course bring us some of their garden products. They were a newly married couple who lived on what later has been known as the Albin Johnson farm. They asked if they might take me home with them in order to relieve my sisters of some of the responsibility. George then went to spend a week at a friends home at the camp. While visiting with the Nichols they were very kind to me and one of the things that we did was to make a trip to LeRoy. This I think was the first time that I had been there. Of course we went by horses and wagon. The road was very primitive, but the location of the road was as it is now. The hill, just east of Mell Marcusí farm was covered by heavy wood planks. I think it was too sandy for horses to pull heavy loads on. Anyway the rest of the roads, were sand or clay with many deep ruts. After buying their groceries they tookk me to Waldenís Shoe Store. This store was next to the John Glerum hardware store and is now an annex of the Glerum store. In a future article I will tell you more of the stores and their owners in LeRoy. I had never seen so many shoe boxes in my life. To my surprise Cora asked that I be fitted with a pair of shoes. The pair that she selected were I thought, simply beautiful. They were black button shoes with patent leather toes. A button hook also came with them. Cora insisted that I wear them and put the old ones in a box to take home to wear for every day. I wore them with pride always being careful that the patent toes were always polished. Then came time to go back to the camp.
When we arrived there we found Father sitting in a rocker and the doctor said that Melvin had improved to the extent that he would live. Now I will tell you how Father said that it all happened. He was coming home after delivering a load of lumber to the railroad siding. Then he, Melvin and an Indian had only the bolsters and reach to sit on. He on the front bolster, driving, Melvin on the back with his feet on the reach, whildan Indian that he had given a ride was some place in between. The horses became frightened when a flock of Blue Heron rose from a pond making a terrific noise. Of course they all fell off and the wheels passed over them. I do not know what became of the Indian, however, I presume now that he was taken to one of their shantyís and their medicine man took care of him in the Indian way. Melvinís recovery was quite lengthy and out of our love and respect for him, we no longer called him "Pug" but Melvin. Too during his days of recovery he let us know that he had special favors coming. The neighbors and friends were all a bit closer because of all of this sickness. We knew how valuable good friends can be. But that was the way of life then. Even the lumber jacks paid us a lot more attention. So once again when we count blessings we soon forget our tears. Again, until the next time. Myrtle"
OPEN HOUSE SET "An Open House honoring Myrtle Holmes on her 100th birthday will be held at the Osceola Inn, Wednesday, Feb. 14. The Open House will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is being hosted by Holmesí daughters, Bea Lynch and Bernice Day. The event is open to the public. No invitations are being sent. Light refreshments will be served. No gifts, please."
Myrtle Maybelle LOCKHART and Orin "Ora" Elmo HOLMES had the following children:
+ 94 i. Bernice May HOLMES was born 10 APR 1916.
+ 95 ii. Beatrice B. HOLMES was born 23 SEP 1917.
LOCKHART (Martha Jane3
was born in Burdell Twp, Osceola, Michigan 5 SEP 1901. John died 10 SEP 1988 at 87 years of age. His body was interred SEP 1988 in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan, Rose Lake Twp. Cemetery. When Johnís mother became sick with pneumonia, John was only a
few months old, and was sent to live with his Aunt Mary, his
fatherís sister. He stayed with her until he married Ethel GREGORY.
Ethel was born 6 FEB 1899. Ethel died 3 NOV 1987 at 88 years of age.
John and Ethel lived in LeRoy. He was a farmer, and both his sons
were killed in farming accidents. Robert was killed in a tractor
accident, and Bruce was attacked by a bull in the barnyard, both at
a fairly young age.
1920 Census Osceola Co, MI, Vol. 77, ED 283, Sheet 8, Line 19
LOCKHART, John W. 18 S MI OH OH - enum. w/McHugh, Columbus - cousin
also Mary Jackson, cousin age 54 Wd OH VA OH
John LOCKHART and Ethel GREGORY had the following children:
96 i. Robert LOCKHART. Robert died in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan. He married Helen LOFQUIST. Both Robert and his brother died as adults in separate farm accidents. He was a member of the N.A.T.O. forces.
97 ii. Bruce LOCKHART. Bruce died in LeRoy, Osceola, Michigan when he was gored by a bull. He served in the Korean conflict. He had been divorced and remarried.
43. Rino Eugene5 RIPLO (Alice Loraine4 BEVINS, Permelia Florence3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan 17 JUN 1903. Rino died 2 AUG 1945 at 42 years of age. He married twice. He married Doris ANDREWS 5 JUL 1924. He married Mallie THOMPSON 28 DEC 1944. Mallie was born in Nashville, Michigan. She married Lowell WOOD 6 AUG 1953.
Rino Eugene RIPLO and Doris ANDREWS had the following children:
98 i. Virginia RIPLO was born 29 MAR 1925.
99 ii. Harold RIPLO was born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan 20 DEC 1926. He married Marie WINTER 30 OCT 1948. Marie was born in Chelsea, Michigan DEC 1926. Marie died 10 MAR 1969 at 42 years of age. Her body was interred MAR 1969 in Saline, Michigan, Oakwood Cemetery. Marie was a registered nurse. Dau. of William and Sophia (Osterle) Winter. Harold was a stock clerk and was in the United States armed forces. Harold and Marie had no children.
RIPLO (Alice Loraine4
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in Rose Lake Twp, Osceola, Michigan 12 SEP 1907. He married Lorraine CROSBY 5 JUN 1926. Lorraine was born in Amherst, Ontario, Canada 5 DEC 1907. Dau. of William and
44. Harold "Harry"
Harold "Harry" RIPLO and Lorraine CROSBY had the following child:
100 i. Constance6 RIPLO was born 28 MAR 1927.
SOMERVILLE (Florence Permelia4
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in Nashua, Montana 17 APR 1919. Paul died 24 DEC 1995 at 76 years of age.
Last residence Norman, Cleveland Co, Oklahoma He married Lefa Mary PASH in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, 8 AUG 1942. Lefa was born in Davies Co, Missouri 23 SEP 1918. Lefa was a high school librarian and liked
crocheting and cooking. She was the daughter of Harvey Raymond and
Mamie Ethel (Field) Pash. Paul graduated from the University of Iowa
and Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. He was a
minister of the United Methodist Church, and drama and sports were
47. Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley SOMERVILLE and Lefa Mary PASH had the following children:
+ 101 i. Stephen Phillip SOMERVILLE.
102 ii. Phyllis Jeanne SOMERVILLE was born in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa. Phyllis is an actress on the stage in New York.
+ 103 iii. Paul Lewis SOMERVILLE.
104 iv. Bruce William SOMERVILLE was born in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa. Bruce is an actor on the stage in New York and also a portrait painter.
SOMERVILLE (Florence Permelia4
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa 25 JUN 1921. He married Grace Lauree MILLER in Papillion, Nebraska, 18 APR 1942. Grace was born in Defiance, Iowa 4 FEB 1920. Dau. of Christian Ezekiel and Myrtle Mae (Nelson) Miller. Morris and Grace live in Onslow, Iowa where they and their sons still own Big Bill's Feeds, Inc. They like sports, bowling and antiques and are active in their church.
48. Morris Franklin
Morris Franklin SOMERVILLE and Grace Lauree MILLER had the following children:
+ 105 i. Denny Edward SOMERVILLE.
+ 106 ii. Don E. SOMERVILLE.
+ 107 iii. Lou Alan SOMERVILLE.
+ 108 iv. Melvin Eugene SOMERVILLE.
SOMERVILLE (Florence Permelia4
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa 5 JUN 1926. He married Lois Arlene HUFFMAN in Wyoming, 10 AUG 1947. They were married by Bob's mother, and his brother, Paul, in the Methodist Church. Lois was born in Wyoming 29 AUG 1926. Lois is a clerk in a dress
shop and raises beautiful house plants. Dau. of James Herbert and Bessie Dena (Hurlbert) Huffman. Bob is a salesman.
49. Robert Carroll
Robert Carroll SOMERVILLE and Lois Arlene HUFFMAN had the following child:
+ 109 i. Kevin Lynn SOMERVILLE.
SOMERVILLE (Florence Permelia4
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa 22 JAN 1952. He married Joni Lee WALTERS in Wyoming, 16 AUG 1975. Joni was born in Maquoketa, Iowa 14 JUN 1956. Joni is a bank
bookkeeper and enjoys swimming. She is the daughter of Roy Earnest
and Virginia Ruth (Poole) Walters. Keith is a sales manager for
Municipal Street Improvements and likes horseback riding and sports.
50. Keith Robert
Keith Robert SOMERVILLE and Joni Lee WALTERS had the following children:
110 i. Sacha Renee SOMERVILLE was born in Maquoketa, Iowa. Sacha likes to horseback ride.
111 ii. Lea Ann SOMERVILLE was born in Maquoketa, Iowa.
73. Violet Marie5 EMERY (Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Bunea Siding, Osceola, Michigan 10 JAN 1908. Violet died 24 OCT 1978 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, at 70 years of age. Her body was interred OCT 1978 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, Memorial Gardens. She married Edward LeRoy CAMPBELL in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, 24 JUN 1927. Edward was born 5 DEC 1909. Edward died SEP 1973 at 63 years of age. His body was interred SEP 1973 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, Memorial Gardens. Violet lived in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Violet Marie EMERY and Edward LeRoy CAMPBELL had the following children:
+ 150 i. Dorothy Berniece CAMPBELL was born 28 JAN 1928.
+ 151 ii. Geraldine Mae CAMPBELL was born 1929.
+ 152 iii. Ruberta Jean CAMPBELL was born 1931.
EMERY (Inez Isabelle4
SNYDER, Ida Frances3
was born in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan 9 AUG 1910. Ernest died 27 SEP 1977 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, at 67 years of age. His body was interred SEP 1977 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, Rosehill Cemetery. He married Bertha Ernestine CORBIN in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, 10 JUN 1934. Her body was interred in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, Rosehill Cemetery. Carl lived in Eaton Rapids.
74. Ernest "Carl"
Ernest "Carl" EMERY and Bertha Ernestine CORBIN had the following child:
+ 153 i. Richard Dean EMERY.
EMERY (Inez Isabelle4
SNYDER, Ida Frances3
was born in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan 15 JUL 1916. Mildred died 21 NOV 1996 in
Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, at 80 years of age. She married Roland James REED in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, 7 AUG 1937. Roland was born 25 OCT 1913. Roland died MAR 1986 at 72 years of age. Mildred lives in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
75. Mildred Natalie
Mildred Natalie EMERY and Roland James REED had the following children:
+ 154 i. Wilma Rae REED.
+ 155 ii. Russell Eugene REED.
COOLEY (Zella Adelaide4
SNYDER, Ida Frances3
birth date unknown. She married Claude COX.
Maxine COOLEY and Claude COX had the following children:
156 i. Sandra Kay COX.
157 ii. Butch COX.
158 iii. Karen COX.
COOLEY (Zella Adelaide4
SNYDER, Ida Frances3
was born in Michigan CA 1915. He married Eula BUSH. Eula was born 1 MAY 1917. Eula died 21 DEC 1998 in Florida, at 81 years of age. Last known residence Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida.
77. Charles Ernest
Charles Ernest COOLEY and Eula BUSH had the following children:
159 i. Connie COOLEY. She married Olin MC LANE.
160 ii. Eugene COOLEY.
161 iii. Nancy COOLEY.
162 iv. Karen COOLEY.
COOLEY (Zella Adelaide4
SNYDER, Ida Frances3
was born in Michigan CA 1917. He married Ardis REED.
78. Claude F.
Claude F. COOLEY and Ardis REED had the following children:
163 i. Claudia Dawn COOLEY.
164 ii. Phillip COOLEY.
165 iii. Linda COOLEY.
166 iv. Kay COOLEY.
HOLMES (Myrtle Maybelle4
LOCKHART, Martha Jane3
was born in 1916. She married William E. DAY. William was born in 1915. William died 30 JUN 1988 at 72 years of age. William worked for Oldsmobile. He was in the Navy where he worked in the dispensary. Bernice lives in Lansing. She was a registered nurse.
94. Bernice May
Bernice May HOLMES and William E. DAY had the following children:
+ 167 i. Anne Carol DAY was born in 1941.
+ 168 ii. Elizabeth "Betty" J. DAYwas born in 1943.
95. Beatrice B.5 HOLMES (Myrtle Maybelle4 LOCKHART, Martha----------------------------------??
She married Joseph C. LYNCH 14 SEP 1940. Joseph was born Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan 3 JAN 1918. Joseph died 28 MAR 1974 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, at 56 years of age. Joseph was an ROTC officer and a Captain in WWII in the 95th anti-aircraft division. He was an engineer and attorney in LeRoy. Died age 56. Beatrice graduated from LeRoy High School, attended nurse's school at Michigan State and attended Central Michigan University. She was an R.N. and taught at Notre Dame and Central Michigan University. She had two adopted children-- Maura teaches at the University of Virginia; and Dan sells auto parts in Lansing. Bea lives in Reed City at Glocca Morra on the beautiful Hersey River.
Beatrice B. HOLMES and Joseph C. LYNCH adopted the following children:
169 i. Maura Christine LYNCH was born in Grayling, Michigan in 1950. She married twice. She married William KUNST. She married Larry CREVEY in Richmond, Virginia, 26 MAY 1979. Larry is an electronics technician. Maura is a talented artist and art professor, whose specialty is textiles.
+ 170 ii. Daniel O'Dell LYNCH was born in 1952.
101. Stephen Phillip6 SOMERVILLE (Paul Wesley5, Florence Permelia4 BEVINS, Permelia Florence3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa. He married Elizabeth "Cameron" SEMLER in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, 7 APR 1969. Dau. of Ira and Virginia Semler. Stephen is a physician. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and was stationed in Puerto Rico. He is now Chief of Staff in the Pathology Department of the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Stephen Phillip SOMERVILLE and Elizabeth "Cameron" SEMLER had the following children:
171 i. Elizabeth Kathleen SOMERVILLE was born in 1972 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
172 ii. Theodore Phillip SOMERVILLE was born in 1972 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
SOMERVILLE (Paul Wesley5,
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in Margaretville, New York in 1947. He married Debra FICK. Debra was born in 1951. Paul was a social worker for the state of Oklahoma Central State's Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma.
103. Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis SOMERVILLE and Debra FICK had the following children:
173 i. Amanda Christine SOMERVILLE was born in 1978 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.
174 ii. Margo Renea SOMERVILLE was born in 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.
175 iii. Adam Wesley SOMERVILLE was born in 1982 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.
SOMERVILLE (Morris Franklin5,
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in 1943 in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa. He married Karen BUTRICK in Glidden, Iowa, 24 MAY 1964. Karen was the daughter of Merritt and Carolyn Butrick. Denny
owned Lowden Fertilizer, Ltd. at Lowden, Iowa, which he combined later with Big Bill's Feeds, Inc. His son, Ken, helps in the business and with their farm. Denny likes to fish, golf, bowl, airplanes and sports. His wife, Karen, is also activein the business and likes to golf.
105. Denny Edward
Denny Edward SOMERVILLE and Karen BUTRICK had the following children:
176 i. Kenneth Robert SOMERVILLE was born in 1966 in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa.
177 ii. Janet Lynn SOMERVILLE was born in 1971 in Anamosa, Iowa.
178 iii. Julie Ann SOMERVILLE was born in 1971 in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa.
SOMERVILLE (Morris Franklin5,
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in 1946 in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa. He married Sharon Ann MC HUGH in Monticello, Iowa, 21 AUG 1971. Don is an attorney and law professor in San Clemente,
California. He and Sharon were divorced.
106. Don E.
Don E. SOMERVILLE and Sharon Ann MC HUGH had the following children:
179 i. Dawn Lauree SOMERVILLE was born in 1972 in San Clemente,California.
180 ii. Stacy Marie SOMERVILLE was born in 1979 in San Clemente,California.
SOMERVILLE (Morris Franklin5,
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in 1950 in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas. He married Mary Ellen SMITH in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, 10 AUG 1974. Ellen plays piano. She is the daughter of
Wallace and Mary Smith. Lou owns and operates Big Bill's, Inc. with
his parents and brothers Melvin and Denny. He also owns Lou
Somerville Trucking. He and his wife are both active in church.
107. Lou Alan
Lou Alan SOMERVILLE and Mary Ellen SMITH had the following children:
181 i. Chad Allan SOMERVILLE was born in 1977 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
182 ii. Scott Clayton SOMERVILLE was born in 1979 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
SOMERVILLE (Morris Franklin5,
BEVINS, Permelia Florence3
was born in 1955 in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa. He married Leslie CRADDOCK in Allen Park, Michigan, 1 APR 1978. Leslie had done office work and operates a preschool in her home. Melvin owns Big Bill's, Inc. with his brothers and father and also owns an antique car parts business, Yogi's.
108. Melvin Eugene
Melvin Eugene SOMERVILLE and Leslie CRADDOCK had the following children:
183 i. Erica Lynn SOMERVILLE.
184 ii. Justin William SOMERVILLE was born in 1984 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
109. Kevin Lynn6 SOMERVILLE (Robert Carroll5, Florence Permelia4 BEVINS, Permelia Florence3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in 1949 in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa. He married twice. He married Janeal PAULSEN. Dau. of Neal and Joan Paulsen. He married Mary Kathryn MC GRATH in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, 20 JAN 1982. Mary was born in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa. She married William Terrance GREEN. Mary is a special education coordinator for the schools and enjoys gardening and furniture refinishing. Kevin is a self-employed furniture builder, and he and Mary own a farm in Oxford, Iowa.
Kevin Lynn SOMERVILLE and Mary Kathryn MC GRATH had the following children:
185 i. Seth SOMERVILLE.
186 ii. Kristi Lynn SOMERVILLE was born in 1982 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa.
Kevin Lynn SOMERVILLE and Janeal PAULSEN had the following child:
187 iii. Jessi Ann SOMERVILLE was born 1977 in Monticello, Iowa. Mary Kathryn MC GRATH and William Terrance GREEN had child:
187b Brennan Thomas GREEN was born 1970 in Iowa City, Iowa.
150. Dorothy Berniece6 CAMPBELL (Violet Marie5 EMERY, Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan 28 JAN 1928. Dorothy died 30 NOV 1988 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, at 60 years of age. She married twice. She married Billy BIRD. She married Robert TIMMONS in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. Robert was born 15 APR 1927. Robert died FEB 1983 at 55 years of age. Last residence Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. Bob Timmons had a son, Patrick Timmons, step-son to Dorothy.
Dorothy Berniece CAMPBELL and Billy BIRD had the following children:
201 i. Sandra Lynn BIRD was born in 1948 in Mishawaka, St.Joseph, Indiana. She married Loren GREENWOOD.
202 ii. Sharon Sue BIRD was born in 1950 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. She married twice. She married Jack JOLLY. She married Alan GEIER. She had a son, Monty JOLLY.
151. Geraldine Mae6 CAMPBELL (Violet Marie5 EMERY, Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Ingham Co, Michigan 1929. She married Charles BIRD Jr. in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana.
Geraldine Mae CAMPBELL and Charles BIRD Jr. had the following children:
203 i. Peggy Lee BIRD was born in 1948 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. She married Rick SAMPSON.
204 ii. Michael Gordon BIRD was born in 1950 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. He married Rita HAYES.
205 iii. Ernest Eugene BIRD was born in 1953 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. He married Kathy QUICK.
206 iv. Rebecca Annette BIRD was born in 1956 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. She married Mark RUFF.
207 v. Terrance LeRoy BIRD was born in 1959 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. He married Dena BARRIER.
208 vi. Suzette Kathleen BIRD was born in 1961 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana.
209 vii. Robert Allen BIRD was born in 1962 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. He married Gina.
152. Ruberta Jean6 CAMPBELL (Violet Marie5 EMERY, Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan 1931. She married Charles TIPPETT in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, 9 FEB 1949.
Ruberta Jean CAMPBELL and Charles TIPPETT had the following children:
210 i. Jacquelyn Marie TIPPETT was born in 1951. She married twice. She married Jeffrey BARCUS. She married Shad KING.
211 ii. Blaine Donald TIPPETT was born in 1954 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana. He married Rhonda.
153. Richard Dean6 EMERY (Ernest "Carl"5, Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in 1946 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan. He married Rozalin.
Richard Dean EMERY and Rozalin had the following children:
212 i. Robert Carl EMERY was born in 1974.
213 ii. Richard Dean EMERY Jr. was born in 1978.
214 iii. Michael Aaron EMERY was born in 1980.
154. Wilma Rae6 REED (Mildred Natalie5 EMERY, Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in 1938 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan. She married three times. She married Richard Bruce TURNER in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, 28 MAY 1955. She married Raymond Charles COLVILLE in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, 25 JUN 1977. She married Robert Wallace BLATT in Tampa, Florida, 23 JUL 1997.
Wilma Rae REED and Richard Bruce TURNER had the following children:
215 i. Steven Bruce TURNER was born in 1956 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan. He married Sandra Kay POLHAMUS in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, 16 AUG 1975.
216 ii. David James TURNER was born in 1958 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan. He married Leslie Ann JEROME in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, 21 DEC 1978.
155. Russell Eugene6 REED (Mildred Natalie5 EMERY, Inez Isabelle4 SNYDER, Ida Frances3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan in 1947. He married Ann Elaine REESE in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, 11 SEP 1971.
Russell Eugene REED and Ann Elaine REESE had the followingchild:
217 i. Daniel Christopher REED was born in 1975 in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan.
167. Anne Carol6 DAY (Bernice May5 HOLMES, Myrtle Maybelle4 LOCKHART, Martha Jane3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1)was born in 1941. She married Fritz KELLERMAN. Fritz is a C.P.A. Anne is a teacher.
Anne Carol DAY and Fritz KELLERMAN had the following child:
i. Leslie Ann KELLERMAN was born in 1963. She married an unknown person 1 OCT 1988.
168. Elizabeth "Betty" J.6 DAY (Bernice May5 HOLMES, Myrtle Maybelle4 LOCKHART, Martha Jane3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1)was born in 1943. She married James HUDDLESON.
Elizabeth "Betty" J. DAY and James HUDDLESON had the following children:
219 i. Lisa HUDDLESON.
220 ii. James HUDDLESON.
170. Daniel O'Dell6 LYNCH (Beatrice B.5 HOLMES, Myrtle Maybelle4 LOCKHART, Martha Jane3 RIGGS, JOHN2, JOB1) was born in 1952. He married Rosemary Anglea CORNUCCIO in W. Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, 25 DEC 1973. Rosemary was born in Philadelphia. Angel is a teacher. Daniel was adopted in Grand Rapids from the Catholic Service Bureau. He is an auto parts manager.
Daniel O'Dell LYNCH and Rosemary Anglea CORNUCCIO had the following children:
221 i. Kelly Bea LYNCH was born in 1983 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.
222 ii. Shaun Patrick LYNCH was born in 1988 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.
Emma Riggs Allen Ancestors
Gen 1 Gen 2 Gen 3 Gen 4 Gen 5
4 JOB RIGGS
2 JOHN RIGGS
b. 14 Feb 1834
20 JEREMIAH PLUMMER
d. 12 Dec 1911
10 THOMAS PLUMMER
b. Feb 1778
21 ANNA ?
d. 25 Jan 1851
5 RACHEL PLUMMER
b. 8 Jun 1809
m. May 1833
d. 9 Oct 1892
11 JEAN RUGGLES
1 EMMA ANGELINE RIGGS m. 22 Sep 1798
b. 19 Aug 1861
d. 29 Oct 1895
ROBERT HENRY ALLEN
6 PETER BENNET
b. 28 Oct 1799
d. 21 Jan 1851
3 SARAH A. BENNET
b. 10 Jan 1831
m. 22 Nov 1854
d. 27 May 1893
14 THOMAS PLUMMER
7 ANNA PLUMMER
b. CA 1803
m. 23 Apr 1823
d. 7 Oct 1877
15 JEAN RUGGLES (See #11)
Contributed by: Susan Gates Davis
Created: 29 June 2006