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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Thomas and Millie V. (Key)(June) Bowen, Ben F. June, 6 South 45 West


Viola Millie Key was born Sept 14, 1874 in Evansport, Ohio to Francis L. Key and Welthy A. Garber.
In 1880 Defiance County, Ohio, Millie I Key is 6, with parents Frank L. 45 and Welltha A. 34 Key.
In 1880 Williams County, Ohio, Benjamin "Joine" is 13, parents Wm. H. 43, Sarah 36, with Allen 13, Mary 8, and Grace 5.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Ben F. June is 42, born in Missouri, Millie K. 35 Glenn D. 16, Arthur F. 12, Alfred E. 9, and Ethel I. 4 - all kids born in Ohio.
One post said Ben married Viola in Ohio in 1891, and "died 22 Aug 1911 at Burlington, Kit Carson, CO, at age 44."
August 24, 1911 In July and October 1911 the Kit Carson County Commmissioners voted $23,80 in supplies for B.FR. June from W.H. Tipton.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Thomas H. Bowen is 45, widowed, born in Missouri, farming and living alone.
Thomas Bowen proved up a quarter in 3, 9S 51W in 1911.
In December 1912 Thomas filed suit against Cora and George M. VanPatten for a land sale in 8S 51W, section 114.
Millie Viola June married Thomas H. Bowen September 7, 1913, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Millie desert-claimed 27 acres in 9, 6S 45W in 1917.
In 1920 Thomas, a laborer, and Millie are in Lusk, Wyoming, with stepson Alfred E. Merrill, 19, born in Ohio. This almost certainly is Millie Key June's son, who has changed his last name.

Millie Viola Bowen married John M. Burlington in Bannock, Idaho August 16, 1928.

The Thomas H. Bowen 1863-1933 buried in Santa Ana, California # 34905148 with Mildred Sarah Bowen 1896-1928 was born in Wales, and was in Santa Ana in 1920, so it's a different one.
In 1930 Clearwater County, Idaho, Viola 56 is married to J.M. Burlington, 54.
She's living alone in 1940 Clearwater County.
Glenn Darrell June 1892-1933 is buried in Sebeka, Minnesota # 72966859.
Howard L. June 1892-1968 is buried in Taylor County, Florida, # 81168285, and Agnes May (Weber) Goga 1896-1970 buried in Hillsborough County, Florida.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Mildred R. June is 15, a servant for the Wyatt A. Boger family.
Ruth Mildred June married Adolph E. Hargis Dec 13, 1911, recorded in Kit Carson County.
(Adolph E. Hargis had married Lillie M. Murphy June 24, 1908, recorded in Kit Carson County.)
In 1930 Adamos County Colorado, Clay C. Knago is 42, Mildred 34, Leo F. 9, adn Clayton 6.
Mildred is widowed in 1940 Weld County, Colorado, with Clayton Knago 16.

Mildred J.Knago 1895-1975 is buried in Jefferson County, Colorado, # 46308630, and so is Clay C. Knago 1887-1937.
Arthur Francis June 1898-1979 is buried in Oakland, California # 133506036, with Mamie Edith 1897-1945.
Ethel Irene June was born May 8, 1905 in Defiance County, Ohio to Benjamin F. June and Millie Key, dying Dec 24, 1988 as Ethel Wertz.
The Chelan County, Washington newspaper has her obituary from 1988.


One Rootsweb post has: Millie Viola Key was born on 14 Sep 1874 at Tiffin Twp, Defiance, OH.420,421,422 She married Benjamin F. June, son of William Henry June and Susannah Leichty, on 5 Jul 1891 at Williams Co, OH.423 She married (--?--) Bowen after 1911. She married John M. Burlington on 16 Aug 1928 at Pocatello, Bannock, ID.424,425 She died circa Dec 1959 at Phoenix Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ.426,427,428 She was also known as Milly or Milley. The Williams County, OH Land Records 1893-1913 show Millie June selling land to James Hoy in 1902. Vol 85, p499. *In 1912, she owned a restaurant in Burlington, CO. Her sister Lena worked for her. *Family was well to do until Benjamin became ill. Millie had maids in OH. *Cremated and her ashes were spread over San Francisco. *Possibly married a Bowen, probably died as Burlington. Died in Phoenix Hospital in Glendale, AZ. She and Benjamin F. June appeared on the census of 1900 at Bryan, Williams, OH. She and Benjamin F. June moved to in 1909 at Burlington, Kit Carson, CO. She and Benjamin F. June appeared on the census of 1910 at Burlington, Kit Carson, CO. Children of Millie Viola Key and Benjamin F. June were as follows: i. Howard Llewellyn14 June, born 24 Jun 1892 at Williams Co, OH; married Nellie Margaritte Smith; married Agnes Weber. ii. Glenn Darrell June, born Dec 1893 at Bryan, Williams, OH; married Wilhemina Thoesen; married Lottie Morris. iii. Mildred Ruth June, married Fred Wilmer; married Mr. Dolph; married Clayton Knago; born 28 Oct 1895 at Bryan, Williams, OH. iv. Arthur Francis June; born 12 Feb 1898 at Bryan, Williams, OH died Feb 1979 at Forestville, CA. He was also known as Francis June. 'One Sunday afternoon a pickup truck parked in front of the house. This guy walked up to the front door, he said, 'Are you Ben June?' I said 'Yes.' He said ' I'm Uncle Arthur, your Uncle Arthur.' And I never saw him again.' Ben June 8-8-97 *1900 US Census of Williams County, OH shows him as Francis June, born 1898. *ARTHUR JUNE 12 Feb 1898 Feb 1979 95436 (Forestville, CA) 94544 (Hayward, Alameda, CA) 573-16-7398 California Before 1951. v. Alfred June Merrill, married Esther (Merrill)?; born 22 Sep 1900 at Bryan, Williams, OH. vi. Ethel I June born circa 1906. She and Benjamin F. June appeared on the census of 1910 at Burlington, Kit Carson, CO Children of Millie Viola Key and (--?--) Bowen were:
i. unknown Bowen born after 1912 at Cripple Creek, CO; died after 1912 at Cripple Creek, CO (Died as an infant. Reportedly due to high altitude of Cripple Creek) ?? There were no children of Millie Viola Key and John M. Burlington.


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