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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Clarence E. Hover, 6 South 43 West


Clarence might be in Custer County, Colorado in 1880, farming, 19, born in Kansas. Isaih is 56, Pennsylvania, Nancy 49, Ohio, Obed 29 Ohio, Amanda 15 Nebraska, Lillie 11 Iowa, and Johnathan 7, Missouri.
In 1895 C.E. is in Republic County, Kansas, a carpenter, with Lizzie and Leona.

In 1900 Jefferson County, Nebraska, Clarence is a carpenter, born Nov 1860 in Iowa, with Lizzie July 1870 Wisconsin, have Leona April 1890 Kansas.

In 1910 Jefferson County, Nebraska, Clarence is a carpenter, 44, with Lizzie 36, Illinois and Leona 19, Kansas. Leona is a telephone operator.
In 1919 Clarence proved up 107 acres in 11S 49W.
Clarence proved up 40 acres in 11, 6 South, 43W in 1920. That's late for a homestead.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Clarence is 69, born in Kansas, with Elizabeth H. 56, Missouri.
They're still there in 1940.

Clarence E. Hover, per # 145560323, is buried in Belleville, Kansas, with Elizabeth H. # 145560335.
September 16, 1943 "Clarence Emanuel Hover born November 29, 1800 ni , ola, and passed away September 1943, at his home in Belleville at the age of 82 years," 9 months, 10 days. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Burwell at Was.. on December 23, 1888, and to this union were born four children, of whom died in i One daughter, Leona G Carter, passed away in Seibert, Colo. ' '^h'T' In 1915 .Mr. Hover homesteaded at .Seibert. Returning to '.'-.i*.-'.in 1930, he settled at Belleville? where he spent the remaining years of his life. Those left to mourn him are his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, Floyd (.'artei' and wife j r;;:;s:M:| daughtei', .Jnanila, and Sta '. - ,f Marion Carter and wife .w ft now at Alexander, La."

March 11, 1954 "Mrs. Elizabeth Hover - Elizabeth Henrietta Burwell was born July 29, 1873, in Lowell, Wisc. She was the daughter of Thomas and Harriet Ellen Burwell. She departed this life March 7, 1954, at the St. Joseph's hospital in Concordia, Kan., at the age of 80 years, 7 months, and ? days. The family moved from Wisconsin to Washington county, Kan. Elizabeth attended the Washington schools. On December 23, 1888, she was united in marriage to Clarence K. Hover. Four children were born to this union. Three passed away in infancy and the fourth, Mrs. Leona Carter, died in 1918.
In 1912, Mr. and Mrs. Hover homesteaded a farm near Siebert, Colo. They returned to Republic county, Kan., in 1930. Mrs. Hover joined the Methodist church at Washington when she was 1,!.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, her four children, her parents, four sisters, one grandchild, and one great­grandchild.
Surviving her are her two grandsons, Floyd Carter of Derby and Marion Carter of Burlington, Colo., their wives and seven great- grandchildren; her sister, Mrs. Lucy King of Belleville; her son-in-law, Roy Carter of Burlington, Colo., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 9 at the Bachelor-Faulkner- Dart chapel in Belleville with burial in ihe Belleville cemetery. Elder Walter Jones had charge of the services."
Lucy Burwell King - 1876-1958, Elizabeth's sister, is also buried in Belleville # 51950269.

Leona Hover, age 20, born in Missouri to Clarence Hover and Elixabeth Burwell, married Roy Carter, age 20, in Fairbury, Nebraska April 16, 1911.

Leona Hover Carter and infant # 111570961 - 1890-1918 have a stone in Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska.
One tree said Leona Gertrude Hover was born April 22, 1890 at Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, and died Nov 19, 1918 in Kit Carson County, Colorado.
It mentions an Alma Carter - which might be the infant buried in Fairbury.
Roy A. Carter registered with a Seibert, Colorado address, born Sept 2, 1890 at Fairbury, Nebraska, with a wife and two children.
Roy proved up two quarters in 30, 11S 49W in 1917.
In 1920 Roy is back in Nebraska, 29, married to Viola, 16 born in Kansas. Floyd E. 6 and Max M. 4 wee born in Colorado.
In 1930 Burlington, Roy and Viola have Floyd, Max, Leon 7, Ivan C. 5, Richard D. 2, Emma 1, Robert three months.

In 1940 Burlington, Roy is 49, working for the WPA, Viola 36, Ivan C. 15, Kansas, Richard D. 12 Kansas, Emma E. 11 Kansas, Robert E. 10 Colorado, Francis L. 5 Colorado, Audrey A. 4 Colorado, and Lois L. 2, Colorado.
Roy Asa Carter 1890-1984 is buried in Burlington, # 30800988, on a stone with Viola C. 1903-1965.
"Roy Asa Carter (1890-1984) was born at Fairbury, Nebraska, the son of Allen Asa Carter (1861-1920). He married Leona Gertrude Hover (1890-1918) in 1911 at Fairbury. They moved to a homestead in Kit Carson County, Colorado, in 1912. They had two sons there, 1913-1915. Leona died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Roy then returned to Fairbury, Nebraska, with his sons. He married 2) Viola King (1903-1965) of Belleville, Kansas, in 1919. They had eight children, 1923-1937. The family moved from Fairbury to Belleville, Kansas, ca. 1920, to Colorado, ca. 1922, back to Belleville in 1924 and back to Colorado in 1925. Roy and Viola Carter died at Burlington, Colorado. Descendants lived in Colorado "
1950 Belleville "Mrs. Elizabeth Hover left Thursday night for Burlington, Colo. She plans to be- gone about two months. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Carter and girls spent Thursday evening in Belleville visiting Mrs, Hover and Mrs. Tom King."
Floyd is buried in Wichita, Kansas, and Marion M. 1915-1976 is buried in Burlington # 89269685.

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