Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Henry and Elizabeth Ferguson, son Joseph Ferguson, daughter Sarah (Ferguson) Staddard, daughter Mary (Ferguson)and Richard Taylor, 6 South 46 West

One family group sheet has Henry born in County Cork, Ireland May 23, 1893 to William Ferguson and Fanny McCormick., dying in Councli Bluffs, Iowa Sept 17, 1917. and Elizabeth Mallough born March 21, 1842 on a boat off the coast of Canada, dying at Kirk July 11, 1911, daughter of William Mallough and Elizabeth McIntyre.

In 1870 Marshall County, Kansas, Henry is 38, Elizabeth 27, William 10, Fanny 8, Elizabeth 3, Margaret 2, and Mary Jane three months.
In 1880 Phillips County, Kansas, Henry Ferguson 48 born in Ireland and Elizabeth 38 -born in Canada - Ferguson are farming. Elizabeth is 14, Mary J. is 11, Joseph 3, and Sarah A. 2.

In 1895 Phillips County, Kansas, Henry is 62, E. 49, Sarah 17, and Joseph 19.

Elizabeth Leticia (Mallough) Ferguson 1842-1911 is buried in Kirk, Yuma County, # 67354439 "She was born off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada on a ship coming from Scotland."
Henry 1833-1915 is also buried there # 67354440.


Sarah's witnesses were A. Everett Burnside, Josie Burnside, William J. Dunn, and Ina M. Dunn, all of Tuttle. On the same day, Sarah was a witness to the claim of A. Everett Bunside.

In 1920 Council Bluffs, Iowa, Clarence Stallard is working for a transfer line, 43, born in Iowa, Sarah 40 in Kansas. Luke is 14 born in Iowa, Mary Elizzabeth 5 in Iowa, Buelah 3 in Iowa, and Charles E. Stallard, 71 father born in Ohio. Edith Stallard 82 born in Kansas is a graduate nurse?, a sister ?

(Clarence's first wife Pearl 1875-1907 is buried in Council Bluffs - chlden Luke and Vivian. Clarence was widowed in 1910 Council Bluffs, 34, born in Iowa, with sister Edith 23 Kansas. Charles his father i8s 62, and he has a daughter Vivian 6. His son Luke is 4, living with grandparents Joseph M and Alice Snyder in Guthrie County, Iowa in 1910.)

In 1930 Portland, Oregon, Clarence is a clerk in a garage, 53, Sarah 52, Buela E. 13, Bonnie 9, and Clarence 7.

Sarah Ann (Ferguson) Stallard, per # 80750725, is buried in Orange County, California 1878-1965.


One family group sheet has Clifton Ferguson a son C dying 1907, buried in Clifton, Kanss.

In 1910 Yuma County, Kirk precinct, Joseph is 34, married nine years to Minnie 29, with Laura 6, all born in Kansas. Minnie has had two kids, one living.
Minnie might be the Minnie J. Wood in 1900 Jewell County, Kansas, born November 1880 in Kansas. She's with Clinton W. Wood August 1837 INdiana and Hannah E. Sept 1843 Indiana. Hannah's had five kids, three living.
In 1885 Jewell County, W.C. Wood was 47, A.E. 41, May 19, W.H. 17, Luara 11, and Minnie J. 4.
William Clinton Wood 1837-1916 is buried in Jewell County # 42239542, with Hannah E. 1841-1927.)
On sister of Minnie might be L. Mae Waite 1866-1951 buried in Red Cloud, Nebraska with her husband James W. Waite 1863-1948 # 162727989.

(Joseph Ferguson proved up a quarter in 28, 5S 46W in 1912. Sarah Ferguson proved up a quarter in section 34, three miles away, in 1913.
In 1920 Rawlins County, Kansas, Joseph is farming, 44, Minnie 39, Laura 16, and Flossy 9 was born in Colorado.

May 8, 1930

In 1930 Joseph is farming in Boulder County, Colorado, 53, with Minnie 49, Laura 26 is a bookkeeper, and Flossy 19 has no occupation.

All four are in Denver in 1940, Joseph managing a parking lot, Laura running a bookkeeping company, Flossie doing seasonal work for Conoco travel bureau.

May 22, 1941

In 1945 Denver, Joseph (Minnie) manages the Lincoln Auto Park, and they live at 2764 Yates.
Laura is at the same address, working at USBR (perhaps the Bureau of Reclamation?)

Minnie J. Ferguson 1880-1969 is buried in Crown Hill, Denver.

SSDI has Laura, born July 4, 1903, dying Septemnber 1980, last residence Denver.

The family group sheet has Flossie dying 1954, buried with parents at Crown Hill.


In 1900 Jewell County, Kansas, "Edward" is farming, born Sept 1855 in Michigan, married eleven years to Mary February 1870 Kansas. Bessie August 1891 was born in Kansas, Hazel F. March 1896 in Texas.
Joseph Ferguson born April 1876 in Kansas, a brother-in-law, is farming, and they have a farm laborer ??? Mitchell born May 1879 in Indiana.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Richard is a night foreman for the railroad round house, in Tuttle precinct. He's 53 born in Michigan, wtih mary 40 born in Kansas. Bessie 18 was bonr in Indiana, Hazel 14 in Texas.

George Liming married Bessie A. Graves on February 14, 1910, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Bessie Taylor married George J. Liming on March 14, 1911, recorded in Kit Cason County.

Richard proved up two quarters in sections 10 and 11, 6S 46W in 1917. There were no Taylors claiming land within ten miles of him in Kit Carson County. THESE CLIPPINGS ARE ALL FROM THE KIRK ITEMS IN THE YUMA PIONEER>

May 8, 1930

June 12, 1930

November 19, 1931

February 25, 1932

February 28, 1935

December 26, 1935 "Mrs. Mary Taylor went to Fairbury, Nebraska to spend the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Mackenzie and her family."

September 1936 "Alma Liming is staying in Kirk with her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Taylor, and attending Kirk high school."

April 3, 1941

July 3, 1941

July 24, 1941

September 25, 1941

July 16, 1942 "Mrs. Mary Taylor has returned home afte visiting her daughter, Ms. Hazel McKinsie, and family, of Faibury, Nebraska."

August 27, 1942

September 24, 1942

October 22, 1942 "Mrs. Bessie Liming and son Jonnie, who have been staying with her mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor, plan on leaving soon for their home at Dearing, Kansas."

May 20, 1943
May 27, 1943

September 1943

Mary E. (Ferguson) Taylor 1870-1948 is buried in Kirk # 67354756, sharing a stone with Richard 1856-1923 # 67354757.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, George J. Liming is farming, 30, with Bessie L. 28, both born in Kansas. Melvin 6, Hazel M. 4, Clarence K. 3 and Francis M. 1 were all born in COlorado.

In 1930 Neosho County, Kansas, Geore 40, Bessie 38, have Melvin 17, Clarence 13, Francis 11, Juanita 7, and James 1.
In 1940 Dearing, Montgomery County, Kansas, George is a carpenter, 50, Bessie 48, with Clarence H. 23, Juanita 17, and James L. 11.

Bessie L. Liming 1891-1962 is buried in Coffeyville, Kansas # 35898991, with Geoge J. 1889-1973.

Melvin is a laborer in 1940 Coffeyville, Kanss, 26, born in Colorado, with Helen 19 born in Missouri.
Helen Lovina Franklin was born January 3, 1923 in Everton, Missouri to Frank D. Franklin and Girtie Trimble, dying May 9, 1992.

In 1961 Melvin is with Helen L. in Coffeyville, working as a carpenter for Continental Can, living at 609 Waverly Way.
Melvin Edward Liming, born July 2, 1913, died June 28, 1997, to be buried in the Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.
Frances Mary Coble, 92, longtime Dearing resident, passed away Friday morning, October 21, 2011 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
She was born December 21, 1918 at Kirk, CO to George and Bessie (Taylor) Liming. Frances grew up and attended school in Colorado, moving to Coffeyville with her family when she was a teenager.
She married Raymond Coble and they made their home in Dearing where they raised their family. Mr. Coble preceded her in death in 1995.
Frances was a member of the Dearing Christian Church, she enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, camping, cooking, reading especially Louie L'Amour books, and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Coble and his wife Shirley of Wichita; two daughters, Judy Scott of Dearing, and Jeanie Daugherty and husband Bill of Dearing; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Jim Liming, Melvin Liming, and Clarence Liming, and three sisters, Hazel Brown, Juanita Anderson, and Gladys Liming.

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