Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Joseph Bowden Armitage, sons Jacob K. Armitage, Henry M. Armitage, Thomas J. Armitage, daughter Clar Belle (Armitage) (Bateman) Candler, daughter Bessie Jane (Armitage) Hainey,6 South 43 West

One tree said Joseph Bowden Armitage was born March 29, 1850 in Chester, England, - s/o George Armitage & Sarah BOWDEN - marrying Francis June Fleek in Guthrie Iowa in 1871, Catherine Mary Ellen Miller in 1873 in Guthrie, then Margery Belle Cochran in 1908.
In 1860 Guthrie County, Iowa, Frances J. Fleek is 5, born in Iowa.
Joseph Armitage cash-claimed a quarter in Phillips County Kansas - 5S 19W in 1882.
In 1880 Phillips County, Kansas, Joseph is 30, farming, born in England, Cathareine 29 Indiana, George 6 Iowa, Henry 4 Iowa and Bessie 1 Iowa.
Joseph Armitage proved up a quarter in Payne County Oklahoma in 1897.
March 1900 Goodland, Kansas "George Armitage and son, Joseph Armitage, and Benjamin Whitson, all from Oklahoma and having their families with them, drove in Monday and have settled in Grant township on the northwest section of the county. They had 40 head of sheep and 20 head of cows."
In 1900 Sherman County, Kansas, Joseph Armitage born March 1850 in England, married 25 years to Mary E. born Aug 1850 in Indiana, with Jacob January 1884 Kansas, Sarah Feb 1886 Kansas, Thomas March 1880 Kansas, and Clara Feb 1891 Kansas. Mary has had eight children, all living.
Mary Ellen (Miller) Armitage 1850-1906 is buried in Jaqua, Kansas # 31664360 "Catherine Mary Ellen Miller married Ebenezer Franklin Strange on 13 Nov. 1870 in Guthrie Co., Iowa. After his death, she married Joseph Bowden Armitage on 23 Mar. 1873 in Guthrie Co., Iowa. "
Bessie Jane Hainey cash-claimed a quarter in section 1 in 1909.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Beaver Valley, Thomas Armitage is 21, Rachael 19, with Elbert 2, all born in Colorado.
The next household is Joseph B. Armitage, 58 England, second marriage to Marjory 29, Kansas, with Clara 19 born in Kansas.
The next household is Jacob K. 26, living alone, born in Kansas.
In 1910 for work on bridge - Milon Cochran was paid $53, Grover Cochran $33, and J.K. Armitage $48.
Thomas proved up 220 acres in 5, 6S 42W in 1912.
Henry proved up 140 acres in 35, 6S 43W in 1914.
Joseph cash-claimed a quarter in 14, 6S 42W in 1890.
Joseph cash-claimed 120 acres in 5 and 6, 6S 42W in 1911
Jacob proved up 320 acres in 8, 9, and 17, 6S 42W in 1913.
In 1900 Collinsville, Illinois, Belle Cochran, born February 1881, is with parents Miles and Savannah - Miles is a carpenter. Grover April 1887, Ada Nov 1891, Eva July 1892, and Robert April 1895.
The Cochran family is farming in Beaver Valley precinct, Kit Carson County, in 1910, Miles 62, Savanah 57, Robert 15, Eva I. 17, and Grover, 23.

Marjorie B. Armitage, formerly Marjorie B. Cochran, proved up 320 acres in 5 and 8, 6S 42W in 1913.

Joseph Bowden Armitage 1850-1936 is buried in Jaqua # 31664358.
Marjorie Belle Armitage is in Colorado Springs in 1940, widowed, 59, boarding with Claribel Spring, also widowed.

Marjorie Belle (Cochran) Armitage 1881-1970 is buried in Colorado Springs # 33131166. "married October 29, 1908"
January 13, 1970 "Private graveside services were held today in Fairview Cemetery for Mrs. Marjorie B. Armitage with James Wright ccnducting the rites. The Blunt Mortuary had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Armitage lived at 2413 W. Colorado Ave. and died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1881, in Collinsville, Illinois, but had lived here most of her life. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Eva Armitage." The sisters married father and son._

In 1900 Payne County, Oklahoma, Henry has been married five months to Katy I. He was born Dec 1875, no place of birth, and Katy was born May 1883 in Kansas.

In 1910 Yuma County, Hale precinct, Henry is 34, Katie 25, with Clemence R. 9, Ethel L. 8, WIlliam H. 7, Leroy I. 4, Merle 3, and Alice one month.

In 1920 Kit Carson County - same page as Jacob - Henry M. is 44, Iowa, Katie 36 Kansas, with Clement 19 Oklahoma, Ethel L. 18, William H. 16, Roy I. 14, Merle B. 12, Sylvia 9, Cecil R. 5, Flodell E. 2, and Howard M. six months, the other kids were all born i NColorado.
Carl 1919-1921 is buried in Beaver Valley # 56908461.
In 1930 Henry is in Kanorado precinct, Sherman County, Kansas a carpenter, with Katie 46, William H. 27, Cecil R. 15, Flodell E. 12, and Howard M. 10.
Henry - no occupation - and Katie are in Kanorado in 1940, too, with Cecil R. 24 a truck driver for road construction, and Flodell E. 22 no occupation.

Henry Miller Armitage, per # 65172361, 1875-1950, is buried in Kanorado, with Lena Isabelle "Katie" (Coleman) Armitage 1883-1956.

Clemence Roxie (Armitage) Buraker 1900-1992 is buried in Idalia, Colorado, Ethel Lillian (Armitage) Rolow 1901-1999 is buried in Salem Oregon.
Leroy Ira Armitage 1905-1985 and Cora Ethlyn (Fairbanks) Armitage 1906-1992 are buried in Lamar, Colorado # 59105446.
Ira L. Armitage married Cora E. Fairbanks April 24, 1926, recorded in Kit Carson County.
Cecil Rutherford Armitage, born Nov 5, 1914, died in Multonomah County, Oregon Nov 1o6, 1996, spouse Margaret.
Mary Jane Pentico, who was in Sherman County in 1930 and 1940 census, born Jan 20, 1923, dying March 25, 1985, spouse Cecil Armitage.
"Pralle, Willie marriage to Armitage, Merle both of Kanorado, Sherman Co KS
8/5/1926 Burlington Kit Carson Co CO Husb Age: 22 Wife Age: 19
spouse DOB 3/3/1905 "
Merle B. Pralle 1907-1972, and William F. Pralle 1903-1994 are buried in Burlington # 89639017.
In 1940 Kanorado, William Armitage is a gas station attendant, 36, Margaret 33, with Ronald Brown, 9.
William Henry Armitage, # 96274188 1903-1972 is buried in Boulder, and so is Opal Vale (Fidler) Armitage 1917-1994.
Ferdinand Wampler Hainey died at the family home in Stillwater, Oklahoma on the 23rd of May 1922. He was born July 18, 1868 in Fayette County, Indiana and came to Payne County, Oklahoma in 1889.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. E. V. DuBois, were held at the First Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon, the 24th at 1:30 P.M. Interment was in the Elm Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Hainey was survived by his widow, Bessie Hainey, and six children who were all living in Stillwater at the time of his death. They are Alma Woodruff, Esta, Amy, Florence, Chester and Melvin Hainey. Mr. Hainey was a member of the I.O.O.F. and of the Modern Woodmen

Bessie J. Hainey 1878-1971 is buried in Austin, Texas # 33280996.

Jacob registered for WWI with a Kanorady address, born March 23, 1884, farming, nearest relative Eva Irene Armitage.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Jacob K. is 35, born in Iowa, Eva 27 Illinois, Hazel 7, Mildred 3 and Case eleven months all born in Colorado.
Jacob 1884-1940 is buried in Beaver Valley, Kit Carson County # 56908432. JOSEPH




The tree said Thomas was born Aug 18, 1888 in Colorado, marrying Rachel Ann Hayward April 9, 1907, and died Oct 22, 1970 in Nez Perce County, Idaho.

In 1920 Nez Perce County, Idaho, Walter D. Bateman in 29, Clara B. 25, with Edith K. 4 Colorado, and Dorothy 1, Idaho
FindaGrave # 45748122 says Clara 1891-1983 buried in Nez Perce County "Daughter of Mary E. & Joseph Armitage. Her full name is Clara Belle Armitage Bateman Candler. First husband was a Mr. Bateman, second Wade H. Candler Sr. They married 23 Dec 1941."

Sarah Armitage, of Ashland, Kit Carson County, married John H. Phillips of Ashland, on Dec 19, 1904 in Burlington.
(Ashland was a post office in Kit Carson County 1890-1909)

In 1910 Sarah is married to John Phillips, and they're farming in Nez Perce County, Idaho, married six years. John 32 born in MIssouri, Sarah 24 Kansas, Archie 4, Alda 2, and Cecil 1 all born in Idaho.
Sarah 1886-1968 # 66326529 and John 1877-1973 # 66326524 are buried in Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon.
Sylvia Reynolds was born Sylvia Armitage on April 6, 1910, near Hale and was a long time resident of Burlington Colorado. She was a bookkeeper at Orth's Department Store in Burlington. She passed away on Friday, September 1, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Reynolds. They are forever together at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington.
In 1920 Smith County, Kansas, Savannah is widowed, living with sons Grover 31 and Robert J. 24, and daughter Ada Cody 30 divorced and her daughter Thelma 9, born in COlorado.
Milen 1848-1914, Savannah Ann Fitzpatrick Cochran 1852-1940, and Grover 1887-1924 are all buried in Smith County Kansas. # 33217468.
In 1930 Colorado Springs Ada E. Elliott is a cook at an institution, divorced, 40, born in Illinois, with daughter Thelma Cody, 19, born in Colorado, no occupation.
Ada Elliott, 50, is in Los Angeles in 1940, living with daughter Thelma Mahler, a stenographer, 29, married to Francis E. Mahler, 27, a hotel waiter. All three were in Colorado Springs in 1935.

Milen's brother James is buried in Goodland.
1905 "James Cochran, who lives in Goodland, but who owns a half section of land in Wallace county, was down to his place, thirty miles southwest of Goodland last Friday, and was being assisted in taking down a windmill by F. F. Cutler, a neighbor. They saw smoke near Mr. Cutler's place and hurried to the scene. Two of Mr. Cutler's boys were playing near a barn and hay stack. They started a fire which burned up ten tons of hay and only with the greatest difficulty and hard work, was the barn saved. The propensity of lads to play with matches and imitate their elders at smoking has caused many fires and much loss of property. Children should be sternly cautioned as to the danger of playing with matches."

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