Kit Carson County, Colorado

James O. and Florence (Townsend) Tillery, 7S 42W

In 1870 Clinton County, Missouri, Evalina Tillery is 42, Fannie 18, ODES 17, Millard 13, Julia 11, and Thomas 7.
In 1880 Atchison County, Missouri, James is 26, farming , widowed, living alone.

Florence might be the Florence Townsend in 1870 Lawrence County, Missouri, age 7, one of ten kids of James P. 55 and Elizabeth 43 Townsend.
James cash-claimed a quarter in 32, 6S 42W in 1890, proved up a quarter in 6, 7S 42W in 1896, and timber-claimed another in 1897.

In 1900 Colorado Springs, J. O. Tillery is a teamster, born January 1854, married 20 years to Florence March 1862, both Missouri. She's had four kids, three living. Iva Aug 1886 Missouri, Otis Nov 1887 Missouri, and Ray April 1889 Colorado.
Iva Mattie Tillery married Chester Arthur Hill August 28, 1904, recorded in El Paso County.
James O. and Florence Tillery also in El Paso County in 1904, divorced.
James O. Tillery married Carolyn Marvin October 18, 1906, recorded in El Paso County.
In 1910 Colorado Springs, James 55 and Caroline 36 Wisconsin (second marriage for both) are alone,
One tree said she was Caroline J. LaLonde, whos parents John D. La Londe died 1905, mother Marie died 1915, both in Colorado Springs.

In 1920 El Paso County, Colorado , J.O is farming, with Caroline 46.
"J. Otia" 76 and Carolyn J. 55 are alone in 1930 Colorado Springs.
They're still together in 1940 Colorado Springs, and James is a farmer at 86.

James Otis Tillery is buried in Colorado Springs, 1853-1947, # 35156349, with Clara 1877-1956.

James is single in 1910 Denver, living in a rooming house.
James R. Tillery married Eunice Fisher July 20, 1910, recorded in Arapahoe County.
Ray James Tillery and Eunice Tillery divorced in 19115 in Pueblo County.
James R. Tillery registered for WWI in Denver, born April 27, 1889 in Kit Carson, Colorado, a locomotive engineer and fireman, single, supporting his son.

In 1930 Denver, James is running an auto garage, divorced, 40, and James McClain 36 is boarding with him.
One tree said Otis P. TIllery born Nov 20, 1887 at Burlington, marrid Cora Elizabeth Whimpey Jnauary 18, 1909 in Salt Lake City. Cora ws born June 19, 1885 in Green River, Utah.
In 1930 Salt Lake County, Otis is 43, Cora 42, James 18, and John Otis 12.
Ottlie Pearl Tillery died February 10, 1975 and is buried in Lehi, Utah, # 93292, with Cora 1885-1975.

In 1910 El Paso County, Colorado, Chester Hill is farming, 27, Missouri, Iva 23, Colorado, and Ralph is 2.

In 1920 El Paso County, Colorado, Chester A. Hill is farming, 36 Iva M. 32, both born in MIssouri. Ralph . 11 was born in Colorado.
In 1930, Charles - a railroad engineer - and Iva are living in Pueblo, Colorado.
In 1956 Chester is a railroad engineer in Colorao Springs, 380 W. Pikes Peak Avenue, married to Maude D.

Chester 1882-1965 and Iva 1886-1944 # 34859634 are buried in Colorado Springs.
Ralph R. Hill married Ellen E. Eastburn Dec 9, 1928, recorded in Pueblo County.
Sunday, Feb. 11, 1940 page 11
"Ralph R. Hill, 32, a native of Colorado Springs, but a resident of Drennan since he was 9 months old, died Saturday morning at a hospital here. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Law mortuary. Mr. Hill is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen Hill; five children, Barbara, Gladys, Iva, Otis and Shirley Hill; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hill of Drennan."
In 1940 Colorado Springs, Iva M. Hill is married but no spouse, and Ellen E. 36, widowed, have Barbara 10, Gladys 8, Iva 6, Otis 4, and Shirley 2. Adopted son of Iva is Harris Hill 12, born in Wisconsin. Harris was in Frederick Wisconsin in 1935.
Ralph is buried in Colorado Springs # 15825422.

In 1956 Colorado Springs, Ellen (wid Ralph R.) is a cafeteria worker, living at 722 E. Cache LaPoudre.
Gladys R. Hill and Barbare E. Hill, both nurse aides, also live at 722 Cache La Poudre.
Date/Pub/Sec: 3/10/1989, Gazette, B 7:5
ELLEN E. HILL, 85, of Colorado Springs died Wednesday at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hill was born Feb. 8, 1904, in Kankakee, Ill., to Jesse and Mary (Mumaugh) Eastburn. She had lived in Colorado since 1914. Mrs. Hill graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Ray Hill, in 1940.
Mrs. Hill is survived by a son, Otis R.; three daughters, Barbara E. and Gladys R., both of Colorado Springs, and Iva M. Norton of Comstock Park, Mich.; a sister, Ruth Jones of Skokie, Ill.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Faye, in 1940.
Ellen is buried in Colorado Springs # 15825483.

Wednesday, August 14, 1940 page 1:3
Shirley Fay Hill, 2 year-old-daughter of Mrs. Ellen Eunice Hill, who lives on a farm 30 miles east and six miles south of Colorado Springs, in the Drennan district, was found drawned at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in a livestock tank, Dr. Lawrence O. Taney, El Paso County coroner, reported. The child wandered out of the farmhouse and was not missed for about 10 minutes. Her mother then began looking for her, but a search of the yard failed to reveal the child. As the search continued, a sister of the missing infant, Barbara Ellen Hill, 10 years old, called to her mother that the missing child was in the tank, situated about 30 feet from the house. The mother ran to the tank and found the missing child floating in about 18 inches of water. A physician was called and an emergency appeal sent to the Colorado Springs fire department. The department sped to the scene and an inhalator was used in efforts to resuscitate the child, but the efforts were unavailing. It was not known how many minutes the infant had been in the water. Dr. Haney, who said no inquest will be held, reported that the child had been trying to sail a toy boat in the tank and evidently had leaned too far over the rim, so that she toppled head-foremost into the water. Dr. Haney, who arrived soon after the fire department resuce squad reach the scene, said that rigor mortis had set in when he reached the scene and that it was obvious that efforts to resuscitate the child were doomed to failure. The little girl, he said, had been playing in the yard with several other youngsters, which accounted for the mother's failure to miss her for the few minutes that she was missing from the group.
Shirley is buried in Colorado Springs # 15825436.

Otis died in 1996, buried in Helena Montana # 44717976.

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