Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John M. and Helen E. (Thornton) Sweet, son Clark Sweet , 6 South 48 West




In 1870 Sauk County, Wisconsin, John Sweet is 26, Helen 21, Frank 2.
In 1880 Graham County, Kansas, John Sweet is farming, 36, born in Kansas, with Helen 31 born in Illinois. Frank 12 and Clark 8 were born in Wisconsin, Mignionette 2 in Nebraska.

In 1895 Mitchell County, Kanss, J. M. Sweet is 49, Helen 39, Clark 21, Minnie 16, and Harry 4.
Harrison Leon Sweet registered for WWII in Denver working for the Ladies Relief Society. He was born May 20, 1890 at Hill City, Kanss, and nreference was Erma Scheidegger of Seibert, Colorado.

John M. Sweet 1843-1918 # 95414526 is buried in Vona, with Helen E. (Thornton) Sweet 1849...# 95414573.

In 1910 John and Helen were in Mitchell County, Kansas, and in 1920 Helen is in Vona, widowed, 70, with sister Eliza A. Behnson 65, also widowed, born in Illinois.

In 1850 Winnebago County, Illinois, Edmund Thornton is 28, Betsey A. 29, Edwin R. 7, Theresa A. 5, and Hellen E. 1.

In 1860 Sauk County, Wisconsin, E. B. Thornton is 37, Betsey 39, Edwin 17, Clarissa 15, Hellen 11, Eliza 6, Hiram 3, and Isaac D. ten months.

E.R. Thornton died December 25, 1862 buried in Vicksburg # 129670812, Private, K. 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
Theressa Bancroft born about 1845 in New York, died in May 1880 of consumption in Graham County, Kansa, wife of Charles Bancroft.

In 1885 Nemaha County, Kansas, Mignon Sweet is 16, Ned 13 (this must be Clark), with Isabelle 41, 41 born in Indiana. They're living with Rebeca Hook 70 bonr in Indana and Fred Hook, 26.

In 1910 Mitchell County, Kansas, Cyrus Oliver is 41, Minnie 32, Ross R. 14, Alma V 10, Marie H. 8, Mary 7, Rebba R. 5, Nina G. 4, and Marjory 2, all kids born in Kansas.

Cyrus proved up two quarters in 32, 6S 48W in 1914.
In 1920 they're farming in Kit Carson County, Cyrus 49, Minnie 41, Alma V. 19, Ida Merele 17, Reba R. 15, Nina G. 13, marjorie V. 12. John L. 9, Nedra M. 6, Gerald P. 3 an Joseph #. three months were born in Colorado.

Minnie L. Oliver 1879-1942 is buried in Vona, # 89353692, with Cyrus E. 1871-1938, # 89353712.

Marshall Ross Oliver, 22, married Pearl L. Garnhart on July 13, 1918 in Burlington.

Marshall R. Oliver 1895-1978 # 430035992 and Pearl L. Oliver 1896-1983 are buried in Pueblo, Colorado.

Clark A. Sweet had claimed two quarters in sections 33 and 35, 6S 48W in 1917.


"Bertha Mae Sweet was born to Benajah C. and Ellen S. Thompson on Dec. 31, 1889 at Mankato, Ks., and departed this life January 17, 1973 in Burlington. She was united in marriage to Clark A. Sweet May 3, 1914 in Vona.
Mr. Sweet preceded his wife in death in 1933. Also, Bertha was preceded in death by a daughter Wanda Kemper,and two sons Maurice L. and Marshall C. She is survived by three sons,Melvin C.,Stratton; George R.,Fort Worth,Tx;and Kenneth W.,Denver.Also a brother Daniel Maurice,Calif;and a daughter,Ellen Edwina Kemper, Fort Worth,Tx; 19 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.Funeral services were conducted in the Stratton Church of God Jan. 20 with Rev. Wilbert R. Nelson, Pastor, officiating. Singers were Theda Nelson and Mabel Scheierman. Organist was Marilyn Paintin. Pallbearers were LeRoy Kemper, Arthur Kemper, Earl Kemper, Tim Kemper and Robert Hargis. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Overlease, Merle Ford, Tom Burian, Lyle Garner, Dale Courtwright and Kenneth Scheierman. Burial was made in the Vona Cemetery. "
Bertha is buried in Vona # 73234193, with Clark A. Sweet 1872-1933

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