Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

William Sperry, 6 South 43 West

In 1900 Cass County, Nebraska, Wm R. Sperry born May 1854 in Missouri, married 21 years to Alice G., Sep 1855 Michigan, have Wm. R. July 1882, Tom S. Jan 1885, Ed April 1887, Ray Aug 1889, Alice Oct 1892, and Eva C July 1875, all kids born in Nebraska.
William proved up two quarters in sections 3, 10, and 11, 6S, 43W in 1912.
William R. Sperry married Mildred Frandsen April 13, 1917, recorded in Kit Carson County.
Maybe Mildred came to Colorado with her younger sister Augusta, who was caring for a disabled son of a Lagerquist family in La Junta Colorado in 1908-1909.
William Ruben Sperry registered with an address of Bonny, Colorado, born July 1, 1882, farming, nearest relative Mildred.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, William is 37, born in Nebraska, Mildred 33, Iowa, and they have Josephine 5, Iowa.

In 1930 Josephine Sperry, 16, is with John 78 and Anne Frandsen in Des Moines Iowa, and their daughters Catherine 41 and Vivian 16.
In 1930 Cass County, Nebraska, William Jr. is a limestone quarryman, 47, divorced, with parents William Sr. 73 and William Sr.'s wife Hattie 52, whom he must have married 1910-1920.
William died Nov 17, 1933 in Alliance, Nebraska.

Thanks to the Sperry family.
Rose J. Sperry married Ernest W. Clester Nov 2, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.
William Sr. 1856-1937 is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Cass County # 119654900.

In 1940 Des Moines, Josephine is 26, married to Frank Clester, a meat-cutter, 34, still with grandmother Anna Frandsen in Des Moines. Mildred Sperry, a school teacher, widowed, 54, is with them, and divorced Vivian Sherrer, 35. Josephine has son Ernest Clester 4, born in Chicago, and Vivian a son Donald Shearer 6 born in Iowa.
Josephine R. Clester is a saleswoman for J.C. Penney in 1943 Des Moines, living at 2910 E. University Av.
SSDI has Josephine Burns born Sep 13, 1913 dying Jnauary 1996, last residence Indianola Iowa.
Josephine Burns # 46620252 is buried in Warren County, Iowa with J. Clark Burns 1914-1992.

One tree says Mildred F. married James W. Moran, and she is buried in Des Moines 1886-1973 # 103286785.

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