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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles A. Bortles, 6 South 45 West

Charles Andrew Bortles was born on 16 April 1854 Pennline, PA. He was the son of Charles Andrew Bortles and Abagiel Holman.
One tree said Charles married Ella Vincent in 1888 in Nebraska, and they had Lynell in 1891.
Charles A. Bortles, age 34, married Ella S. Vincent age 19, in Council B luffs, Iowa December 28, 1888.

Elma Bortles McIntosh, age 34, daughter of Charles Bortles and Ella Vincent, married Samuel E. Tidd in Countil Bluffs December 18, 1924.
(In 1930 Pottawattamie County, Elma is 40, with Samuel E. 40, living iwth Clarence E. McIntosh 23 and his family. Vergie McIntosh, Clarence's sistere, 19 is also with them.
Elma Evelyn Tidd 1890-1964 is buried in Polk County, Oregon # 28855175.
Clarence McIntosh 1906-1985 # 30542387 and Pearl are buried in Marion County,k Oregon.
In 1900 Pierce County, Nebraska, Charles Bortles born Mar 1854 in Pennsylvania, married six years to Louisa Aug 1866 Germany, with Louisa's daughters Martha Geratis 13 and Irma 11 and Freda 8. His sons Roy Bartles 4, Alvin E. 3, and Laverne eleven months were born in Nebraska.
Louise is divorced in 1910 Pierce County, with Freda 18, Elvin 13, Lavern 11, and Elopa 7.
Louise is widowed in 1920 Pierce County, with Luverne 30, divorced. Louis's son-in-law Roscoe Clapp, divorced, is with them, and his two children.
She's also listed with daughter Alma and her husband Ross Clapp in Pierce County in 1920.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Charles A. is 56, born in Pennsylvania, with Rose 35, Switzerland. They're right by Perry Koons.
Perry Koons' 1912 witnesses were Jacob, Gottlieb, and David Schlichenmayer and Charles Bortles.

Charles proved up two quarters in 24, 6S 45W in 1913. Clarence Bortles had an entry, but it wasn't completed.


In 1920 Kit Carson County, Chas. A. 65 and Rosa 48 are still farming.
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Blanche Viola Meyers married ALVIN BRIAN BORTLES December 04, 1917 in Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska.He was born April 03, 1897 in Plainview, Nebraska, and died March 1965 in Boise, Idaho.
Alvin Bryan Bortles 1897-1965 is buried in Boise Idaho # 63583513.
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Roy Andrew Bortles, born in Pierce County, Nebraska to Charles Bortles and Louise Yost, married Ida Wingert in Bronson Iowa March 31, 1928. He was 22, Ida was 23.
They're with her father Jacob Wingart in 1930, and in 1940 Woodbury County, Iowa they have Jane 5 and Alice five months.
In 1957 they're in Sioux City, Iowa, where he's a custodian for the drive-in theater.
"Roy A. Bortles, 84, Sioux City, died Saturday (April 12.1980) at Indian Hills care center, following a long illness.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Lutheran church with Rev. Kenneth Fischer officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.
There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the W. Harry Christy funeral home in Morningside.
Mr. Bortles was born on Sept. 21, 1895, at Plainview, Neb. He moved to Bronson where he married Ida A. Wingert on March 31, 1928. He lived in the Lawton and Bronson area until about 1965.
He farmed and worked at Jolly Time Popcorn until his health forced his retirement. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran church.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Darvin (Jane) Petersen of LeMars and Mrs. Bill (Alice) Ross of Bronson; a sister, Mrs. Freida Deter of Mitchell. S.D,; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. "

"Darvin and Jane Petersen, of Le Mars, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 1, 2012. They will celebrate with a private family gathering. Darwin Petersen and the former Jane Bortles were married Dec. 1, 1952, at Dakota City, Neb. Their children are Roger and Rosie Petersen, of Le Mars, Carol and Jeff Bunjes, of Alta, Connie and Bill Klohs, of Le Mars, and Charlotte and Jeff Langel, of Okoboji. They have 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. "

"Jane Petersen, 80, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center, in Remsen. Jane Louise Bortles was born March 27, 1935, in Sioux City, to Roy and Ida (Wingert) Bortles. She was baptized at Wesley United Methodist Church, in Sioux City, and later confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church, in Sioux City"

In 1957 Sioux City, Irving E. Bortle(Marjorie A.) is a supervisor for the C, St. P. M & O Ry, living at 1218 S. Cecilia.

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Nina Margaret Bortles' ashes put in Little Spokand Rive, WA. Birth*: She was born on 21 February 1915 Cresent City, Pottawattamie Co., IA. She was the daughter of Lynel Bortles and Eva Margaret Vallier.
Death*: Nina Margaret Bortles died on 21 May 1984 near Spokane, WA, at age 69.


Avis Irene Bortles Gordon, 86, died of cancer Nov. 27, 2006, at home in Anchorage. Mrs. Gordon was born Feb. 7, 1920, to Lynel and Eva Bortles in Logan County, Colo., on the family farm. Her early years were spent on farms in Colorado. She graduated from high school in Cedaredge, Colo., in 1937. She lived in several states before moving to Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1949. "

Alvin Bryan Bortles 1897-1965 is buried in Boise Idaho # 63583513.

Lynel Bortles was born on 11 October 1891. He was the son of Charles Andrew Bortles and Ella Vincent. Marriage*: Lynel Bortles married Eva Margaret Vallier, daughter of Alexander Vallier and Eliza Jane Nixon, on 9 April 1909 Council Bluffs, IA. In 1910 Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Lynel is a farm labore, 18, with Eva and Ira four months.
In 1920 Logan County, Colorado, Lynel is 28, farming, Eva 29, Ira D. 10, Robert F. 6, Nena M. 4, and Mildred L. 2.
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In 1930 Logan County, Colorado, Lynel Bortles, 38 born in Nebraska, with Eva M. 39 Iowa have Robert I. 16, Nina M. 15, Mildred L. 13 - these three born in Iowa, Avis I. 10, Lynel D. 3, adn Betty J. five months were born in COlorado.
Death*: Lynel Bortles died on 29 September 1950 Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 58 Ira says d. 17 Dec 1945 (age 81). Burial*: He was buried on 4 October 1950 at Dove Creek, Dolores Co., CO.

Lynel 1891-1950 # 12803112 and Eva M. 1890-1971 are buried in Dove Creek.
Born in December 1909 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Bortles moved to northeastern Colorado in 1917. He attended the Curtiss Wright Flying School in Denver, Colorado, soloing in October 1929, in a Challenger Fledgling, with Ray Wilson his instructor. Receiving a limited commercial pilot rating in April 1930, Ira barnstormed in a Hisso Eaglerock. He then flew with the Clinesmith Flying Circus in South Dakota and Minnesota in a Challenger Robin during the summer of 1931. In 1932 he barnstormed in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas in his Robin.

1930 Haxtun "Ira Bortles of South Rockland, a licensed pilot, escaped injury when the wind caught his plane when landing and it stood on its tail."
February 24, 1938 Spokane, Washington

In 1960 Ira Bortles visited in Haxtun - he was a graduate of Dailey, Colorado high school.

Mildred Leone Bortles was born on 6 February 1917 Oakland, Pottawattamie Co., IA. She was the daughter of Lynel Bortles and Eva Margaret Vallier. Marriage 2*: Mildred Leone Bortles married 2nd, Ezra Lue Craig, son of Augustus G. Craig and Almedia A. Posey, on 27 March 1941 Monticello, San Juan Co., UT. Death*: Mildred Leone Bortles died on 16 June 1987 Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO, at age 70. Burial*: She was buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO.
Mildred L. (Bortles) Craig 1917-1987 is buried in Pueblo # 111225626.
Nena M. Bortles of Dove Creek, Colorado, married Melville Eugene Hooker of Millwood, Washington February 12, 1938.
Betty Jean (Bortles) Hansen, born Oct 31, 1929 in Haxtun, died April 13, 1994, and is buried in Fruita, Colorado # 85149751
The obituary has her marrying Junius Elwood Hansen. "He married (1) BETTY JEAN BORTLES November 1950 in Mesa, Arizona.She was born October 31, 1929.He married (2) SHIRLEY ANN ROSENBERG August 1957 in Yuma, Arizona.She was born 1935.

Children of JUNIUS HANSEN and BETTY BORTLES are:

i. LYNEL JAY12 HANSEN, b. September 17, 1951.
ii. MICHAEL DANA HANSEN, b. November 10, 1953.
iii. LORETTA JEAN HANSEN, b. June 02, 1956. "

Robert Irving Bortles 1913-1983 is buried in Delta Colorado # 14241943.


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