Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Solomon and Cora (Lyman) Shaw, Samuel S. and Alda (Lyman) Small, 7S 42W
 


In 1870 Iroquois County, Illinois, Emille Shaw is 49, Marietta 21, Diantha 21, Jesse 18, Solomon 8, and Charlie 7.

In 1880 Iroquois County, Illinois, Solomon Shaw is 19, with mother Amelia 59. Charles is 17, and Marietten 30
Emilia Shaw 1821-1904 is buried in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, # 7215244, with Alfred 1817-1864.

In 1880 Iroquois County, Illinois, Cora Lyman is 15, with parents Andrew J. 43 and Elmyra 36. Frank is 17 Alta 12, Mary 11, Hattie 9, and Ida 3.
Iroquois County History

ANDREW J. LYMAN came to Iroquois County, Illinois in 1839 from Stark County, Ohio.
His father built one of the first houses in Old Middleport (formerly the county-seat of Iroquois County, IL. His father died shortly there after.
His mother remarried and moved north about four miles, to the place known as the Lyman Settlement.
On August 9, 1862 he enlisted in Co. B. 113th reg. Ill. Bol. Inf and was honorably dischargded February 17, 1863, by reason of disability.
Occupation: Farmer & Stock-raiser
Children of ELMIRA BRANDENBURG and ANDREW LYMAN are:
i. FRANK LYMAN.
ii. CORA J. LYMAN.
iii. ALTA S. LYMAN.
iv. MARY LYMAN.
v. KITTIE LYMAN.
vi. IDA P. LYMAN.

Andrew 1837-1912 is buried in Iroquois County # 60410163, with Elmira 1843-1920.

Solomon proved up a quarter in 23, 7S 42W in 1895, and timber-claimed one in 27 in 1901.
In 1900 Kit Carson County, Solomon born August 1861 in Indiana, married 12 years to Cora Feb 1864 Illinois. SHe's had three kids all living.
Minta A. Mar 1891, Ruby Sept 1896, and Freddie M. June 1899 were all born in Colorado.
Freddie Shaw 1899-1907 is buried in Kanorado # 67212837, and so is Ruby 1896-1907 # 67212838.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Solomon is 48, Indiana, Cora 45 Illinois. Jessie 8 was born in Colorado, and Minta 19 Colorado.
1912 "James Kenned of Watseka, Illinois arrived for a visit with a brother-in-law, Mr. S.P. Shaw and family living northeast of town."
In 1920 Solomon and Cora have only Jessie, 17.
In 1930 Burlington Solomon 68 and Cora 65 have a lodger, Gladys Evans, 32 divorced, indiana, a stenographer.

Cora L. Shaw 1865-1933 is buried in Burlington, and so is S. P. Shaw 1861-1930 # 89660194.


MINTA
1910 "Miss Minta Shaw returned yesterday from Goodland to her home in Burlington. She was accompanied home by Miss Vera Coleman who wil visit in BUrlington for a week."

Minta A. Shaw married John C. Coleman September 20, 1917, recorded in El Paso County, Colorado.
They're in Kit Carson County in 1920, where John is assistant cashier at a bank.
In 1940 Burlington, John is an insurance agent, and Minta S. is teaching music.

JESSIE
Jessie was born in Burlington February 26, 1901, and in 1958 was living at 1200 E. 8th, Goodland, arriving at San Antonio from Mexico City.
Jessie is married to William Davis 27 in 1930 Burlington, with Jack 2.
She was in Goodland in 1940, with W.A. Davis, both 37, Jack 12, Billie 9, and Gene 6.

Jessie M. (Shaw) Davis 1902-1977 # 58417176 is buried in Goodland.

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Alta Lyman Small was born June 7, 1867 at Pittwood, Illinois to Andrew J. Lyman and Elmira R. Brandenberg.

Samuel S. Small 30, and Alta Lyman, 26, both of Burlington, married there April 12, 1894.
Alta Small, formerly Alta Lyman, proved up a quarter in 34, 7S 42W in 1899, and Samuel S. Small proved up one in 1894. Samuel timber-claimed one in section 35 in 1896.
In 1900 Iroquois County, Illinois, Alta Small is widowed, born June 1867 in Illnois, with no children. She's living with parents ANdrwew J. and Elmira Lyman, and brother Thoas March 1882.

Samuel might be the one in Doniphan County, Kansas in 1870, born about 1865 in Indiana, with S.W. 30, Elizabeth 27, both Ireland, working on farm, Mary 9 - New Jersey, Nancy 7 - Ireland, and Elizabeth 2- Indiana.
In 1880 Jewell County, Kansas, Samuel Small is 39, born in Scotland, Elizabeth 38 Ireland, with Nancy 17 Ireland, Sammy 15 Indiana, Lizzie 12 Indiana, Maggie 8 Nebraska, Anna 6 Nebraska, and David 4 Kansas.
Elizabeth Small 1842-1905 is buried in Jewell County, # 55683212.
So is S. L. Small 1841-1908, per # 55683214. David Small 1876-1940 is also buried in Jewell County # 55683211.


Samuel Scott Small 1865-1895 died of tuberculosis, and is buried in Kanorado # 67257857.
Goodland, Kansas Republic February 15, 1895.
In 1930 Kansas City, Missouri, Alta is 62, widowed, doing housework for a private family, living alone.
Alta died May 23, 1941 at the Kansas City General Hospital, residence 3109 Park in Kansas City. The hospital record clerk was the informant.
She's buried in Kanorado, too, # 67257856.

If this is the same Samuel, his brother David was in Jewell County in 1922 " Hays Kansas, Free Press March 16, 1922:
THE DEATH OF MRS. WILHELMINA WAGNER
Mrs. Wagner died soon after the noon hour on Friday, March 10th, inst. She had completed her 70th year on February 26th last, having survived her husband, Mr. Jacob Wagner, ten years. Grandma Wagner as she was familiarly known, lived the quiet unobtrusive Christian life, devoted to the happiness of her family, her grandchildren, and all who were dear to her by the ties of close friendship. When in her usual health, she was bright in social intercourse, joined heartily in the social gatherings of her friends, and in their excursions.
Her vacant chair will awaken sad reflectons, withal many cheerful memories of happy days, which will return no more. "Her children will rise up and call" her blessed;" their names follow here: Mrs. David Small of Jewell county; Mrs. Henry Rieff of Wa-Keeney; Mrs. William Bellman, of this city; and Miss Freda, at home, this city; and her three sons: Frederick J., William and Jacob. The funeral services were held at .the Lutheran Church, conducted by the pastor; the floral tributes were lavish and beautiful, contributed Ty the Normal Faculty, the High School teaching staff, and other close friends many of them of twenty years standing.For these and for the kind offices of all who gave generous and needful ministrations at the home, the heartfelt thanks of the family are extended."

February 2015 Roseburg, Oregon "Mildred West was born July 20, 1919, in Montrose, KS, the youngest daughter of Emma (Wagner) and David Small. At age of one year, they moved to Superior, NB, where she graduated from High School and then attended business School in Kansas City, KS. She worked for Armour & Co. for a number of years before moving to Oregon, where she met and married George West. "

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