Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles W. and Tillie (Nesbit) Traynor, 6 South 47 West

In 1895 Lawrence Kansas, Charley Trainer is 5, born in Kansas, with Bernard 48 a painter and Annie 40, both born in Pennsylvania. Charoline 17 and Martie 15 were born in Pennsylvania, Harry 11 in Virginia, Bernard 8, Charley 5,a nd Clyde 1 in Kansas.

They're in Lawrence in 1900, Bernard widowed, born January 1846 in Pennsylvania, Harry R. July 1883 in West Virginia, Barney L. Sept 1886 an Charles W. Oct 1889 and Clyde October 1893 in Kansas. Caroline E. McBeath is 22, married, with Harriet A. 4and Ruth 1.

In 1900 Lawrence, Kansas, Huston Nesbitt is farming, born June 1846 in Ohio, with Mariah J. July 1850 Canada. Margaret August 1876, Charles R. Sept 1884, and Tillie O. July 1890 were all born in Kansas.

1901 Lawrence "Houston Nesbitt of Jefferson county, one of the compositors of the Lawrence Daily Tribune of 1864, left for Buffalo Friday to be gone thirty days. Mr. Nesbitt owns a farm on the north side and has been successful. This is his first visit east"

July 1905 " The death of Miss Margaret Nesbitt which occurred today at 1 o'clock, takes away another of Lawrence's old settlers. She was 70 years old and has livedjin north Lawrence for a good many years. She was a sister of Mr. Houston Nesbitt and since the flood has made her home with him. Her health has been falling for some time, the beginning of her poor health commencing at the time of the flood where she remained at the home in north Larwence with ene of the children in the family who was very ill and could not be moved to this side of the river. Since then she has not been well."

In 1910 Lawrence, Maria J. Nesbitt is 59, widowed, born in Canada, with daugther Margaret A. 33 and Tillie O. 19, both born in Kansas.

In 1910 Lawrence, Bernard , Barney, 21, Charles 19, and Clyde 16 are all laborers or painters. Caroline McBeth is still with them, married but no spouse, Hattie 14, Ruth 11, and Rachel 6 McBeth.
October 5, 1910 "Mrs. Maria J. Nesbett has issued invitations for the marriage of her daughter Tillie to Mr. Charles W. Traynor, on Wednesday, October 12 at 8 o'clock at her home in North Lawrence."

Charles William Traynor, age 21, married Tilie Nesbit, 20, in Lawrence Kansas on October 12, 1910.

Maria 1850-1911 is buried in Lawrence, per # 33938913, with Houston Nesbitt 1846-1908 # 33899963.

July 5, 1911 "Mrs. Maria J. Nesbitt died at the home of her son, Robert Nesbitt, in North Lawrence at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, of cancer of the stomach, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Nesbitt, whose maiden name was Jackson, was born at Hepsler, Canada, July 1st, 1850, and came to Kansas, where she was the....the printing business, and they lived in Grant township on the farm until Mr. Nesbitt's death. The widow has since resided there until she was taken to her son's home when she became very ill. Three children survive, Margaret, Robert and Tillie, the latter the wife of Mr. Charles Traynor. The burial will be in the family lot in Oak Bill cemetery on Thursday. The funeral will be at the late home of the deceased on north Kansas avenue at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow, Thursday afternoon."

Charles W. Traynor registered for WWI in Denver, born October 10, 1889 at Lawrence, Kansas, a machinist helper for the Union Pacific. He had a wife and two children.
Charles claimed two quarters in 34, 6 South, 47W in 1920.

Charles is a farm laborer in Douglas County, Kansas in 1920, 30, with Tillie 29, both born in Kansas. Robert B. is 5, Charles W. 3, both born in Colorado, and Claude R. 1 in Kansas.

August 11, 1922 Lawrence "Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Traynor are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Traynor."

In 1930 Douglas County, Charles is a painter, 40, Tillie 39, Robert B. 16. Charles W. 13, Clyde 12, Bernice M. 10, Donald R. 8, Arthur W. 5, and Gene E. 3.

In 1940 they're in Long Beach, California. Charles is a pipe layer for sewer construction, Robert washes cars, Charles a printer, Clyde a gardener, Arthur a printer helper. Jean is in school.

He registered for WWII in Long Beach, owning a painting and papering business.

Charles William Traynor, born October 10, 1889 in Kansas, died in San Diego County August 1q4, 1959, mother name Long.
He's buried in Long Beach # 170932951, with Matilda N. 1890-1968 # 170932964.

June 30, 1966 Long Beach "Robert Charles Nesbitt, 4564 Gundry. Survived by sister, Mrs. Matilda Traynor; several nieces and nephews. Member of Lawrence Lodge No. 6 AFAM, Lawrence, Kansas. Masonic service Saturday 11:00 a.m. Mottells Chapel."

Robert Bernard Traynor, born Feb 4, 1914 in Colorado, died March 18, 1994 in Los Angeles County.
Robert is buried in Whittier, per # 118740227.

Charles William Traynor, Jr. was born in Kit Carson County to Charles W. Traynor and Matilda O. Nesbitt, April 5, 1916, dying October 9, 1992. He's buried in Whittier, California, per # 118740131.

"Arthur Traynor, 82, passed away June 25, 2006 at Hospice House in La Mirada, CA. Born May 20, 1924 in Lawrence, Kansas. Whittier resident for 76 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Willye; two daughters, Debbie Traynor and Carolyn Henton and husband Dan; two grandchildren, Danny and Kellye. Graveside Services at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Gate #17, Friday, June 30, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. Vista Lawn. Masonic Lodge in charge of services. Published in the Whittier Daily News on 6/28/2006."
FindaGrave # 118740150 has him buried in Rose Hills, Whittier.


Clara Pine was in Douglas County, Kansas in 1900, born July 1886 in Kansas, with Theodore July 1849 and Amanda Nov 1849. and four siblings.
Theodore is buried in Lawrence # 46476683 1849-1926, with Amanda Cecelia Pine 1849-1925.

He might be the Robert Nesbitt in 1910 Lawrence, Kansas, a telephone lineman, 25, married two years to Clara 23, both born in Kansas. Clara's brother Gilbert Pine 21 born in Kansas is with them.

1915 Lawrence Kansas "A Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pine at 763 North Fifth street, yesterday. The guests were Mrs. T. I F. Pine, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Pine ; and daughter Ada, Mrs. Geo. Uttinger and family, little Miss Rose Pine of Salina, and Mrs. Robert Nesbitt of Cary, Colo." (Carey was a post office in Kit Carson County 1910-1916.)

Robert C. Nesbitt claimed two quarters in 34, 6S 47W in 1916.

1918 Lawrence Kansas "Corporal Robert C. Nesbitt of 638 New Hampshire street, Lawrence, is wounded, degree undetermined. "

In 1920 Robert and Clara are in Denver, where he's an auto mechanic. Clyde Traynor, 26, is a boarder, born in Kansas.

1921 Lawrence "Mrs. Robert Nesbitt returned to her home in Denver Friday after being here nine weeks taking care of her sister Emma. We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Nesbitt and her mother and father for their faithful work and tender care of their sister and daughter, Emma."
They're in Long Beach, California in 1930, where Robert is an electrician. Lois A. 7 was born in Knasas, cousin Edward Whitcomb 37 born in Colorado is with them, a mechanic.

One tree said Alberta Clara (Pine) Nesbitt died in 1930 in Los Angeles. that might be the Clara Nesbitt, age 44, dysing September 14, 1930 in Los Angeles County.

Robert Charles Nesbitt registered for WWII in Richfield Elk Hills amp, Kern County, California, living in Taft. His reference was Tillie Traynor.
He was born September 20, 1884 at Lawrence Kansas.

1949 Bakersfield, California "The electrical crew of the -Kieh- field Oil Corporation held a banquet at the Crystal Inn recently in honor of the'retiring foreman, Robert C. Nesbitt, who has been foreman of this division for the past 10 Tears. The group presented him with a pair of binoculars. Mr. Nesbitt, who plans to spend the summer months camping and fishing in various parts of the state, will make a trip in the fall to Kansas, his native state, and visit friends in Colorado. His sister-will accompany him on the trip."

Robert died June 28, 1966 in Los Angeles County, mother's maiden name Jackson.

June 30, 1966 Long Beach "Robert Charles Nesbitt, 4564 Gundry. Survived by sister, Mrs. Matilda Traynor; several nieces and nephews. Member of Lawrence Lodge No. 6 AFAM, Lawrence, Kansas. Masonic service Saturday 11:00 a.m. Mottells Chapel."

In 1940 Long Beach, Lois is 17, the niece of Charles Traynor, 50 and Tillie 49, and their six kids ages 13 to 26.

Lois Adelle Macewich 1922-2001 # 165330086 is buried in Bakersfield, California, daughter of Robert Nesbitt and Alberta Pine.
Graveside services for Carol Ann Sweaney-Carpenter, 64, of Gainesville, were held Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Gainesville Cemetery, Ozark County, Missouri, with Halbert Smith officiating. Carol died Jan. 1, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center inMountain Home, Ark. She was born July 11, 1943, in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Phil and Lois Macewich of Taft, Calif. Carol lived in Taft during her childhood years and early adult life. She then ventured on to live in many new places with her family, including Alaska, Lake Isabella, Calif., and then Missouri, where she settled with husband Max Carpenter, previously of Taft. She loved camping, hiking, antiquing and was a beautician by trade. She also was interested in the Native American Culture. She is survived by one son, Roger Sweaney, and daughter-in-law, Melissa, of Bakersfield, Calif.; one daughter, Kiah Pues, and son-in-law, Steven, of Lake Isabella, Calif.; three sisters, Phyllis Nunes, Janet and husband, Rick Hawkins, of Taft, Calif.; and Mary Jo and husband, Larry Joyner, of Wofford Heights, Calif; five grandchildren: Brennon, Dylan and Devin Pues and Jordan and Parker Sweaney. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Randy Sweaney, of Taft, Calif., and her parents.
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