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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Fred B. and Efnie (Winegar) Shumate , 6 South 44 West

One tree says "Fred was the son of Martin Billman and Anna Christene Werner and was adopted by Nephi Shumate in Lee County Iowa on 2 Feb 1874."

Efine L. Winegar is in Woodbury County Iowa in 1900, born July 1874 in Iowa, with parents Mosiah 61 and Catharine 60.

Mosiah Winegar, born 5 Oct 1838. Died June 12, 1909 aged 70 years, 8 months and 7 days. The following is the obituary of Mosiah Winegar as it was published on the first page of the "Burlington Republican", in Burlington, Kit Carson County, Colorado on Friday, June 18, 1909. It has been copied, verbatim, Including errors in punctuation and grammar. Grandfather M. Winegar enters into his rest.

On Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m., June 12 , grandfather, M. Winegar passed through the valley and shadow of death, to meet the dear wife, who a few short months ago passed over to that golden shore, where there will be no more parting from the loved ones gone before.
A general breakdown of his former strong constitution supplemented by heart disease, was the immediate cause of his taking away, although surrounded by all the conveniences of life and the best medical skill in the city, the brittle threads of life were broken, and that devout spirit soared aloft to be with her he loved so well in life, and the children gone before.
Mosiah Winegar was born near Nauvoo, Hancock county, Illinois on October 5. 1838, and departed this life June 12, 1909. aged seventy years eight months and seven days. During his life of three score and ten years, which more that passed the limit, as stated in the masters word. His life was filled with kindly acts and good deeds. In early life he united with the reorganized church of Latter day Saints, and has ever lived a true and consistant christian life.
He was united in marriage with Miss. Catherine Sumner, on January 25, 1863, at Kenebec, Monona county, Iowa, and to this union was born two sons and four daughters; E. W. and A. W. Winegar of this city, Mrs. Anna B. Stephenson and Mrs. Efnie L. Shumate who reside near Burlington. Maud and Lilly having preceeded the fond parents during their infancy, to that land from whence no traveler returns.
The funeral services were conducted at the home of his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Winegar, by Elder Nerrin, of Denver, assisted by Rev. G.R. McCloud of this city, at ten o'clock a.m. on Monday, June 14. The room in which the remains lay in state, was profuse with flowers. Near relatives of the deceased and the clergyman, while nearly a hundred and fifty friends were present in adjoining rooms to pay their last tribute to him who in life had been a warm friend to everyone, and who had gained the respect and esteem of all who were favored with his acquaintance.
The choir sang sweetly and the ministers of the gospel gave good council to the living, and sympathy for mourning friends. The interment was had in Fairview Cemetery, where the fond father was tenderly laid to rest, beside the companion of his joys and sorrows, when they together trod happy pathways of life, and are now sleeping side be side awaiting the resurection morning. A large concourse of friends and neighbors attended his bier to the final resting place. The pall bearers were; Mayor, Geo, O. Gates, attorney, P. B. Godsman, F. D. Mann, Clerk of the District Court, Wyall Boger, Banker, W.D. Selder, and John A. Boggs.
The mourning relatives and friends of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
The above was sent to me, Anna Marie Smith, by Ralph Graybill of Colorado, a descendant of Mosiah.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Fred is farming, 37, married eight years to Efnie 35, both Iowa, with Maynard 7, Iowa and Eva 2, Colorado.

In 1910 F.B. Shumate was a teacher in Dist No. 2, Burlington.
In 1911 he was teaching in District No. 4, with five pupils "Mr. Shumate regards teaching a a profession and not as a stepping stone to some more lucrative employment."
Fred proved up a quarter in 17, 6S 44W in 1920.
They're back in Decatur County Iowa in 1920, Fred 47 is farming, Efnie 46, Maynard 16, Eva 11, and Leslie 8.
Eva C. Shumate married Ralph S. Graybell August 21, 1929, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Maynard A. Shumate married Leliah M. Henderson July 24, 1927, recorded in Kit Carson County.

In 1930 they're back farming in Kit Carson County, with Leslie 18, Maynard 26 and his wife Leliah 24 Kansas and their daughter Elaine 1, Colorado.
Fred is living alone, widowed, in 1940 Loveland, Colorado.
Maynard, Leliah, Elaine 11, and Shirley 7, are in Loveland in 1940, where he's a bookbinder at the library, and Leliah is a seamstress.

Maynard, born April 18, 1903, died in July 1981, last residence Loveland.

Efnie Laura Shumate 1874-1936 is buried in Loveland, # 37743885, with Fredrick Billman Shumate 1872-1971 # 30797642.
"Efnie Laura Shumate, address: 149 West 2nd. female, white, born, 25 Jul 1874, born in Little Souix, Iowa, to Mosiah Winegar, born near Nauvoo, Illinois, mother, Katherine Sumner, born in Neal, Monroe, Illinois, age 62y 4m 14d. housewife, Husband: Fred B. Shumate. Informant: Fred B. Shumate, Loveland Colorado, burial, Loveland, Colo. 12 Nov 1936. Undertake: Kibbey's, Loveland, Colo."

In 1949 Leslie traveled from Guam, an auto mechanic , and his wife was Ella M. Shumate of Richmond, California.

Leslie Russell Shumate, born May 3, 1911 in Colorado, mother Winneger, died in Contra Costa County Feb 10, 1983.

Died 15 Feb 1958
Obituary; Mrs Grant Stephenson, 90, found dead in home. Mrs. Grant Stephenson, a resident of Loveland since 1930, died Friday afternoon at her home, 770 Harrison Ave, apparently of heart attack. She was nearly 90 years-of-age , and had been in poor health for some time. Discovery of her death was made when her niece, Mrs. Ralph Graybill, recieved no answere to a phone call this morning. She contacted two of Mrs. Stephenson's close neighbors, Mrs. Bonniebelle Curtis and Mrs. P. H. Beckerdite, who had not seen her since 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Mrs. Graybill and her brother, Maynard Shumate, were accompanied by a member of the police force when they broke into her home and found she had passed away while seated before her radio. She was born in Iowa in 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson made their home in that state until 1904 when they homesteaded near Burlington, Colorado, where they lived until coming to Loveland. She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, was a past Noble Grand of the Rebekah lodge and belonged to the Timberlane Club. She was especially interested in young people and was a 4-h Club leader for a number of years since coming here. Mr. Stephenson passed away five years ago. Suriviors are a son Elvin Stephenson of Denver; three grandaughters; two nephews, Maynard Shumate of Loveland and Leslie Shumate of San Pablo, Calif, and a niece, Mrs. Ralph Graybill of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Hammond Funeral home.

Obituary: Burlington, Colorado. Former Resident passed away. Mrs. John Buol received word this week of the death of Mrs. Grant (Anna) Stephenson, a resident of Loveland since 1930. Who died Friday afternoon, Feb. 14, at her home apparently of a heart attack. She was nearly 90 year of age and had been in poor health for some time. She was born in Iowa in 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson made their home in that state until 1904 when they homesteaded near Burlington where they lived until going to Loveland. Mr. Stephenson passed away five years ago. (1953) Survivors are a son, Elvin Stephenson, of Denver; three granddaughters; two nephews, Maynard Shumate of Loveland and Leslie Shumate of San Pablo, Calif and a niece, Mrs. Ralph Graybill, of Loveland. Funeral services were held Thesday Afternoon at the Hammond Funeral home in Loveland with Elder K. S. Gurwell officiating. Interment was make in the Loveland burial park. Mrs. Stephenson was a charter member of the Grace Rebekah lodge no. 123 in Burlington but transferred her membership to Loveland.

Grant 1864-1953 # 300952662 and Anna B. 1868-1958 # 30952669 are buried in Loveland, Colorado.

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