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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

George and Hannah Liming, grandson William M. Liming, 6 South 47 West


In 1880 Brown County, Ohio, George Liming is 32, Hannah 31, Mary Jane 13, William B. 11, Matilda 8, Elizabeth 5, and George seven months.
In 1885 Douglas County, Kansas, G. W. Liming is 37, Hannah 36, Mary J. 18, Wm. 16, Matilda 13, Elizabeth 10, and George 5.

In 1900 Douglas County, Kansas, William M. Liming born March 1891 in Kansas, is living with grandparents Geroge 51 and Wanda 51, both born in Ohio. George is single, born October 1879 in Ohioa, and george J. Nov 1889 in Kansas.

In 1905 Douglas County, Geo W. Liming is 56, M. Liming 55, Geo 24, Wm. 13, Geo 15.

William is with his grandparents in 1910 Yuma County, Kirk precinct.
William registered for WWI in Kit Carson County, with a Kirk address, born March 30, 1891 in Lawrence Kansas, supporting his grandparents. He had served two weeks in the infantry.

William proved up 219 acres in sections 3 and 4, 6 South, 47W and sections 32 and 33, 5 q/wS 47Win 1919.



William Melvin Liming was born near the town of Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas, the son of William Bainbridge and Elma (Smart) Liming. He moved with his brother, George James, to his grandparent's homestead near Kirk in 1906 following his parents separation. George Washington and Hanna Melvina Liming raised these two grandsons.
William enlisted in the Army in October, 1917, and served as a Private in Company C 110th Infantry. He saw service in France and in July, 1918, was wounded and gassed in the Battle of Aragon. After a difficult recuperation, he was discharged from service on May 26th 1919, returning to his grandparents homestead at Kirk.
In November, 1919, he took up a homestead three miles west and three miles south of Kirk, across the road from his brother George's land. Like the vast majority of plains settlers, Bill's first home was a dugout. A simple dwelling, it consisted of three earthen walls that surrounded one small room that was dug into the side of a hill. The roof was covered by either sod or brush, or both. Dusty and dirty with cramped living space, it nevertheless provided temorary shelter from the elements until a sod or wood house could be constructed.
William married Hazel Mertle Hagan on April 6, 1920. They settled on Bill's homestead, where they raised their family and lived until their deaths.
Bill died on April 29, 1973, in Kit Carson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He had never fully recovered from the effects of the poison gas that he had been exposed to in WWI, and, as a result, suffered from multiple medical problems in his later years.
Funeral services were held at the Liberty School House on May 2nd, attended by his family and a large number of friends and neighbors. Internment was in the Kirk Cemetery.
The information in this biographical sketch is courtesy of the work of a Liming family researcher.

Thanks to FindaGrave # 47791874
July 8, 1991



Dallas Riedesel contributed a great family photo.


George Washington Liming 1848-1927 is buried in Kirk # 28342573, with Hannah Melvina (Murphy) Liming 1849-1932.
June 2, 1932

Nellie J. Liming died June 27, 1937 and is buried in Kirk # 47792609.



Elizabeth Melvina Liming was born on 26 April 1875 in Brown County, Ohio, died on 17 November 1965 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX, at age 90, and was buried in Kirk Cemetery, Yuma County.
She's on the census in 1880 in Clark Twp, , Brown County, Ohio. Elizabeth married Joseph Ervin Street on 25 December 1892 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Joseph was born on 7 April 1864 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, died on 12 June 1953 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX, at age 89, and was buried in Kirk Cemetery, Yuma Co., CO.2 Elizabeth 1875-1965 is buried in Kirk # 67354746, with Joseph E. Street 1864-1953 # 67354748.

December 2, 1965


June 22, 1953

In 1920 Yuma County, on the same page as George and Bessie Liming, Francis M. Hitchcock is 59, Mary Jane 52, with Berthaon 17, WSaltere B. 23, and Cora C. 22.

Mary Jane Hitchcock 1867-1954 is buried in Bird City, Kansas # 87013739, with Francis Marion Hitchcock 1861-1938.

In 1910 Yuma County, William Harman is 52, Matilda 37, Earl 14 born in Kanss, and Loyd 8 born in Washington.

In 1930 Yuma County, William Harman is 70 born in Indiana, with Matilda 56 born in Ohio. Earl D. Harman 32 was born in Kansas.
There's a William Harman dying Nov 17, 1930 buried in Loveland age 71, per # 170617025, with no marker.
December 4, 1930

Matilda Olive Harman 1871-1952 is buried in Platteville, Colorado # 33140366.

In 1920 Jackson County, Oregon, Loyd Harman is 18, with Naomi I. 17, and two-month-old Golda. Brother Earl Harman 24 is with them.
Naomi I. Cochran's parents Milen and Savannah Cochran were in Kit Carson County in 1920.


Earl D. Harman, age 43, married Ina Proctor in Colorado on July 1, 1939.
Earl and Ina are in Eaton Colorado, in 1940
They're in Denver in 1960, living at 43 W. Nevada Place.

In 1930 Yuma County, Loyd is widowed 28, Goldie M. 10, Alfred L. 8, Richard J. 6, and Marquita P. 1.

Loyd Harman 1901-1982 is buried in Loveland # 151644814, Married Esther L. Sass Nov 16, 1938.

Richard G. Harman 1924-1985 is buried in San Bernardino, California # 24579802, with Hazel 1918-2005.


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