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Viola (Rose) (Umphrey) Christie  , 7S 43W
 




In 1870 Mahaska County, Iowa, Viola Rose is 8, with C. W. 39 Rose, farming, and Harriet 38 Rose. Edith is 4..

George D. Umphrey married Viola Rose on December 25, 1878 in Nodaway County, Missouri.

In 1880 Taylor County, Iowa, George and Viola have Estella P. ten months old. George is a blacksmith 24, Viola 18. Josei Umphrey 18 sister is with them.

In 1885 Mahaska County, Iowa, George D. Umphrey is a blacksmith, 29, Viola 23 Estella P. 5, and Cora 3, all born in Iowa.
Viola is also in the 1885 census of Gage COunty, Nebraska, with George D. 29 a blacksmith, Stella 5 and Cora 4.

She might be related to the Charles W. 54 Rose and Harriet 52 in 1885 Mahaska county, on the same page. Edith is 19, Cora 14.

Harriet EFlin Rose 1832-1905 is buried in Mahaska COunty, # 8964831.

Charles W. Rose 1830-1920 is buried in Montgomery County, Kansas, # 93525687 "The funeral of C.W. Rose, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Sawyer, Saturday morning, will be held from the Sawyer home, 401 South Eleventh street tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Harry A. Gordon of the First Methodist church will have charge of the services at the house and the Masons will have charge at the mausoleum."

Viola claimed a quarter in 18, 7S 43W in 1891.

There are two records for Viola marrying William A. Christie on November 1, 1891, one with Umphrey, antother with Humphrey. The marriage was recorded in Denver.

In 1895 Chautauqua County, Kansas, Wm. A. is 31, Viola 33, Stella 14 and Cora 13.

In 1900 Sumner County, Kansas, William Christie is farming, born March 1865, married nine years to Viola Sept 1862, both Illinois. She's had three children all living. Esther P. Humphrey Sept 1879 in Iowa, Cora M. born May 1881 in Iowa, and John L. Christey September 1895 in Kansas, are with them.

In 1910 they're in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in 1920 Nowata, Oklahoma.

Viola Christie 1864-1932 is buried in Nowata, Oklahoma # 19790013.

Stella married James Paton, and in 1940 is in Montgomery County, Kansas, where he owns a transfer and storage company, 67. Stella is 60. They must have done wwell, because she traveled abroad..

In 1900 Van Buren County, Iowa, George Umphrey is 44, married ten years to mary L. April 1868 Iowa. Delbert is 6 born inIowa.

George Umphrey is in Van Buren County in 1910, 54, married to Mary 42 - his second marriage. Mary is 42, born in Iowa with Delbert M. 16 Iowa. George's brother-in-law Frank 18 born in Iowa is with them.

In 1920 Van Buren County, George is 64, a surgeon, married to Luella M. 44, born in Illinois

1912 "This community was shocked and pained by the news of the sudden death Friday afternoon of Mrs. Mary Umphrey, wife of Dr. Geo. D. Umphrey. Mrs. Umphrey was of robust appearance, although it is said she had had heart trouble for many years. However of late she had been as well if not in better health than usual. She had company Friday afternoon and was unusually lively and happy. She had drawn a pail of water from the well and carried it to the house. As she stepped across the threshold, she fell in unconsciousness, expiring almost immediately. Mary Cocherel, daughter of Alpheus and Louisa Long Cocherell, was born in South Keosauqua April 12, 1868, and died at her home here Friday, July 19, 1912; her age being 44 years, 3 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage to Dr. G. D. Umphrey Dec. 2, 1890, who with their son Delbert survives her. She is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, and by her father. The brothers are Charles and Frank, both of whom live in Keosauqua; and the sisters are Mrs. Nettie Umphrey of Bonaparte, Mrs. Clara Parker and Mrs. James Beck of Keosauqua. Her mother died some 12 years ago. Mrs. Umphrey became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in February, 1903. The funeral was held at the late home Sunday at 2 o’clock, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Chas. E. Perkins assisted by Rev. J. J. Wilkins. Mrs. Umphrey spent her whole life in this community. She was a good woman and was always held in the highest esteem. The bereaved husband and son and father and sisters and brothers have the sympathy of all in their great loss. God will certainly care for them till he shall gather them all unto Himself. "

George Delbert Umphrey, son of James and Elizabeth Umphrey was born in the State of Missouri on Aug. 12, 1855, and departed this life at his home in South Keosauqua, Iowa, Aug. 21, 1935, at the age of 80 years and 9 days. He with his parents left the state of Missouri at an early age and settled in Illinois where he grew to early manhood, later coming to Keosauqua, Iowa, which has been his home ever since. He was engaged in the business of blacksmithing whenhe first came to Keosauqua, and after having attended Veterinary college at Kansas City, Mo., he began the practice he has been engaged for the past 40 years or more. During his long practice in his profession he has made a wide circle of acquaintances and steadfast friends. On Dec. 2, 1890, he was united in marriage to Mary L. Cocherell who departed this life in July 1912. To this union was born one son, Delbert Marion Umphrey, who is also deceased, having passed away Feb. 8, 1918. On Dec. 24, 1915, he was married to Luella M. Groves, who was his faithful companion to the end. All her kindness and loving care was bestowed upon her beloved husband and her tender care was a comfort to him in last sickness. He was a member of the M.E. church of Keosauqua, Iowa, where he remained loyal to the end-one of the many expressions of his faith while he was confined during his last illness was expressed in these words: "I have made some mistakes, but they are all settled now. My books are balanced. The lamps are trimmed and burning, and I am ready to go." During all his last days of sickness he constantly praised the Lord and was thinking of others rather than complaining of his own illness. Besides his bereaved wife he leaves to mourn his departure, his only grandson, George D.J. Umphrey of Keosauqua, Iowa, who has truly been a son to him, since losing his own son; one sister, Mrs. Josie Caughran, of Whitedeer, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews, among which is Mrs. Pearl Reed of Pittsburg, Iowa, who was with him caring for him, at his bedside constantly during his last illness; he also is survived by a number of other relatives and a host of neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Keosauqua Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, with the Rev. M.E. Hayes in charge. Interment in the Purdom cemetery.

KEOSAUQUA. - Mrs. Louella Groves Umphrey, 81, died at 2 a.m. today at Memorial hospital here, where she had been for two weeks. She had been in failing health for some time. Born June 16, 1876, in San Jose, Ill., she was daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Groves. She was married in 1915 to G.D. Umphrey, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother Benjamin Grove(Groves) of San Jose, Ill., and a step-grandson, George Umphrey of Keosauqua. He is the son of Mrs. Lola McIntosh of Florida, widow of Mrs. Umphrey's stepson Delbert Umphrey. The body is at the Burnett-Catcott funeral home, where the service will be held Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. John A. Nye of the Keosauqua Methodist church. Burial will be in Purdom cemetery.

In 1895 William H. Humphrey timber-claimed a quarter in 20, 8S. 43W - about four miles away from Viola's claim.

Samuel W. Humphrey proved up two quarters in 17, 9S 49W - about foty miles west of Viola and William.

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