Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Eustace T. Straughn, 6 South 43 West


In 1880 Newton County, Missouri, T.H. Straughn is 33, Mildred 32, with Fernanco J.11, Alfred O. 9, Earl D.7, Ida C. 5, "Estes" T. 1, and Mary Rush iss 76.
Tilman Howard Straughn 1846-1895 is buried in Newton County # 55275193, with Mildred Ann )Rush) Straughn 1847-1895.
One tree said Eustace married Elizabeth Laughlin in 1900 in Oklahoma. In 1905 Neosho County, Kansas, E.T. Straughn is 25, E.E. 22, with E M. 3 and B.C. 1.
They're with Elizabeth's father Robert Laughlin 1840-1925.
In 1910 Kay County, Oklahoma, "estes" T. is 30, Elizabeth 28, Estelle 8, Burll 6, May 4, Warren 1, and one month-old son.
Eustace proved up two quarters in sections 7 and 12, 6 South, 43W in 1914.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Eustus is 41, born in Missouri, Elizabeth 38, Kansas, with Estel M. 18, Burl C. 15, May L. 13, Warren A. 10, Robert J. Oklahoma, Mildred 5, Colorado, and Margaret F. four months, Colorado. Next household is the Armitage, so they're in the northesat part of the county.
In 1930 Burlington, Eustace is working on the highways, 50, Elizabeth 49, Robert E. a repairman, 19, Mildred 14, and Margaret 10.
In 1940 Burlington, Eustace is running a county road grader, with Elizabeth and Margaret a typist at the high school.
Eustace 1879-1966 # 56908380 and Elizabeth 1881-1977 # 56908348 are buried in Beaver Valley Cemetery, Kit Carson County.

ALMA
Alma E. Straughn 1913-1915 is buried in Beaver Valley # 56908543.
ESTEL
Estel M. Straughn married Leonard Theodore Quick June 2, 1924 in Burlington.
In 1930 Downey, California, Leonard, 33, born in Colorado, an auto mechanic, and Estel 28 Oklahoma have Mary E. 4 and Donald L. 1. Burel C. Straughn, brother, born in Oklahoma, a laborer is living with them.
In 1940 Downey, Leonard and Estel have added Robert C. 7 born in California. Mother Eve Motinger 74, born in Iowa, is living with them.
Estel 1901-1988 is buried in Westminster, California # 60062112. So is Leonard T. Quick 1896-1977 # 60062104 "PFC US Marine Corps, World War I.""
BUREL
Burel C. Straughn married Edna May Duncan Dec 22, 1934, recorded in Otero County, Colorado.

In 1948 Bend, Oregon, Burel C (Edna M.) is a carpenter, living at 1133 Elgin Avenue.
"Word of the first central Oregonian to be killed in action on Korea was received in Bend Saturday when Mr. and Mis. B. C. Straughn, 1133 Elgin street, Bend, were notified of the death of their son, Pfc. Deryle G. Straughn, 19. Pfc. Straughn, an Infantryman, was killed August 5, 1950. The Bend boy enlisted in the army in June, 1948, and was sent to Fort Ord, California for training."

Burel Chester Straughn, born March 16, 1904, died July 3, 1989 in Deschutes County Oregon, spouse Edna.
Burel # 30870534 and Edna 1911-1993 are buried in Bend, Oregon.

LORA MAE
Mae Straughn married SamMorrowAugust 27, 1928, recorded in Kit Carson County.

In 1940 Sam and Mae have Irene 9, Darrell 5, Eldon five months, and his mother Gertrude 66 born in Illinois, widowed, is living with them.
Sam and Mae might be the ones in Bethany Oklahoma in 1955, where he's a foreman for Doerfler Construction in Oklahoma City.
Mae 1906- 1991 # 56908674 and Sam 1909-2000 # 56908697 are buried in Beaver Valley
WARREN

Warren Alin Straughn born January 13, 1909, died January 25, 1984, buried in Utah County, Utah.
Warren and Carrie Marie Helm Straughn 1904-1989 are buried in American Fork # 1 28716277.

MARGARET
Margaret E. Straughn married Fred D. Wickhorst July 3, 1920, recorded in Denver.

ROBERT
Robert E. Straughn married Mary Cecelia Ford Nov 30, 1933, recorded in Kit Carson County.
Mary was the daughter of Patrick H. Ford and Julia Sophia Murphy, both born in Minnesota, and they were farming in Kit Carson County in 1930.

In 1940 Oberlin, Kansas, Robert, a tailor, is 30, born in Oklahoma, married to Cecilia, 29 Colorado. They were in Kit Carson County in 1935. They have Dianne, 1 born in Colorado.
He enlisted in the Army in 1943 in Denver.

SSDI has Robert born April 6, 1910, dying April 11, 1991, last residence Longmont, Colorado.
SSDI has M.C. Straughn born August 4, 1910, dying August 11, 1988, last residence Longmont.

MILDRED

SSDI has Mildred R. Brydon, born May 21, 1915, dying October 6, 2000, last residence Klamath County Oregon.
"Mildred R. Brydon, 85, of Lynnwood, went to be with her Lord, October 6, 2000.
She was born May 21, 1915 in Burlington, Colorado to Eustace and Elizabeth Straughn. She was the 8th of 9 children.
She leaves two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte (Wally) Rodgers of Escondido, California and Margaret (Harry) Buckner of Lynnwood, Washington; two step- sons, Loy Brydon of Arizona and Lee Brydon of Montana; sister, Margaret Shellabarger of Phoenix, Arizona; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Brydon in 1987. "
Mildred is buried in Lynnwood, Washington # 106741351.


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