Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Florry B. and Perna Katherine Jones, brothers Orville and Ella (Hollenbeck Jones, Frank W. and Edna (Hollenbeck) Jones, Clyde and Vera (Miller) Jones, Clinton and Bessie (Freeland) Jones, sister Effa (Jones) and Albert A. Fulwider , 8 South 49 West


In 1894 Sherman County, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Jones gave a set of sauce dishes for the 15th wedding anniversary of the J. M. Mann near Muldrow.
In 1896 Horace was nominated for the road overseer in Union Township, Sherman County.
In 1900 Sherman County, Kansas, Florry B. born April 1890 in Kansas is a cattle herder, with father Horace J. Jones March 1856 New York and Eily A. Dec 1859 Missouri. She's had ten kids, eight living. Orvil L. Feb 1884 and Frank W. Nov 1885 both born in Nebraska, Effie Nov 1887, Clyde C. Sep 1892 and Clinton Sep 1892, James W. Feb 1895 and Allan E. April 1897 all born in Kansas. Kansas.Florry proved up two quarters in 1, 8S 49W in 1916.

In 1901 the Fairview school reported enrollment of 13. Neight absent nor tardey - Goldie Hollenbeck, Ethel Hollenbeck, Ella Hollenbeck, Edna Hollenbeck, Ruth Hollenbeck, Frank Jones, Florry Jones, Clyde Jones, Clilnton Jones, James Jones. Absent but not tardy - Effa Jones, Elmes Baker, Hazel Baker.
Fannie A. Albright, Teacher

In 1906 Horace was one of eight partners of Llanos township in a fine Belgian stallion, five years old, weighing about 1,900 pounds, a chestnet sorrel in color. The horse was imported and came from Fairfax, Iowa.
(Horace 1856-1933 and Emily 1859-1931 are buried in Brewster, Kansas # 25235126.)


EMILY A. RICHARDSON, DAUGHTER OF WATSON R. AND EMILY A RICHARDSON, WAS BORN NEAR PHELPS CITY, ATCHISON COUNTY, MISSOURI, DEC. 26, 1859; DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 11, 1931, AT THE FARM HOME NEAR BREWSTER, KANSAS, AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS, 3 MONTHS AND 16 DAYS. ON MARCH 4, 1880, SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO HORACE J. JONES, NEAR ROCK PORT, MISSOURI. AS A BRIDE SHE MOVED WITH HER HUSBAND TO TABLE ROCK, NEBR., WHERE THEY MADE A HOME IN THE NEW COUNTRY. AFTER LIVING IN NEBRASKA SIX YEARS, THE CALL OF THE PIONEER BROUGHT THEM TO SHERMAN COUNTY, KANSAS, IN THE EARLY SPRING OF 1886, WHERE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A SHORT SOJOURN IN COLORADO AND IN CALIFORNIA, THEY HAVE CONTINUOUSLY RESIDED- ON THE SAME FARM FOR 45 YEARS.

TWELVE CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THIS UNION, THREE HAVING DIED IN INFANCY. THE LIVING CHILDREN ARE: O.L. (ORVILLE L.), OF GOODLAND; FRANK W., FLORRY B. AND CLINTON C. OF SEIBERT, COLORADO; MRS. EFFIE FULWIDER, OF MIAMI, FLORIDA; CLYDE C., JAMES W., ALLEN E. AND FRED M., AT THE HOME COMMUNITY. THERE ARE 30 GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILD, THE HUSBAND WHO HAS SHARED HER JOYS AND SORROWS FOR A LITTLE OVER FIFTY-ONE YEARS, AND A HOST OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WHO MOURN FOR HER.
MRS. JONES WAS CONVERTED IN EARLY IN LIFE AND JOINED THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT HER OLD HOME IN MISSOURI. AFTER COMING TO KANSAS, SHE, WITH HER HUSBAND, JOINED THE M.E. CHURCH AT BREWSTER IN 1897.
THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED IN THE BREWSTER CHURCH, MONDAY, APRIL 13, BY REV. IRA J. BIEBER, PASTOR, ASSISTED BY REV. L.E. COOK OR GOODLAND, AND INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE BREWSTER CEMETERY.

Perna Jones is in Mitchell County, Kansas in 1900, with parents Cad W. Jones 54 and Nancy J. 40. Felix . is 21, Quintella is 18, Partheana B. 17, Mary E. 15, Perna C. 14, Rosa M. 12, Willie F. 10, Ethel C. 7, Charley E. 3, Frederick J. 1, and a three month old baby.
(Cad 1846-1928 # 25767613 and Nancy 1859-1928 are buried in Sherman County.)
Flora Jones and Perna Jones, both of Brewster, Kansas, were married April 7, 1908 in Sherman County.
In 1910 Sherman County, "Flora" is 20, married two years to Katherine 23, with Bruce V. newborn.
1915 Great Bend, Kansas "Florry B. Jones... ?working? in the harvesting and threshing all summer, has returned to the city"He registered for WWI with an address of Seibert, born April 1, 1890 at Brewster Kansas, with a wife and four children.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Florry is , 29, Perna 33, Bruce 9, Wayne C. 6 - these four born in Kansas, Emily 5, Clyde 3 and James 2 were born in Colorado.
Jones, F. W., Farmer, S. 14, T. 8, R. 49, P. O. Seibert. Mr. Jones was born in Nebraska in 1885, settled in the County in 1906, and married Edna Hollenbeck. They have four children.

In 1930 Kit Carson County, Florry and Perna have Bruce V. 19, Wayne C. 17, Emily J. 15, Clyde C. 13, James L. 12, Delbert R. 9, and Erma M. 7.
In 1940 Union County Oregon, Florry is a planer operator 50, with Irma 17, Delbert 19 working in a greenhouse, Wayne a planer operator, 27 and Perna ??age unknown.
Florry died June 10, 1951 in Union County.

EFFA

In 1910 Albert 26, born in Nebraska, married four years to Effa 21 Kansas, have Elsie seven months born in Colorado.
In 1920 they're back in Sherman County, next to Horace and Emily,. They have Elsie 10, Lester W. 4 born in Idaho, and brother Glenn Fulwider 24 born in Kansas.
Next household is the Finley - with their son Floyd 17. Horace Jones was a witness for Jesse J. Finley's homestad in 11, 8S 37 West in 1897.

In 1930 they're in Miami, Florida, where Albert is a mechanic for road construction equipment.
In 1940, still in Miami, Elsie is not with them.
She had married Rex Lehman, and they're in Naples Florida where she died in 1983.
Lester married Marjorie D. Berry, and they're in Miami in 1940. Lester is a telephone installer.

1915-1987 is buried in Pickens County, Georgeia # 78677228, with Marjorie D. 1914-1990.
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CLYDE
Clyde is also in Kit Carson County in 1920, 27, with Vera M. 26, born in Illinois, with Ralph 2 and Floyd E. 1, both born in Colorado.
They're on the same page as Frank. One tree said Clyde and Vera Martha Miller married Jun 21, 1916 in Hamilton County, Nebraska.
In 1930 and 1940 they're in Sherman County, Kansas.

Clyde 1892-1962 # 25235034 and Vera 1894-1980 are buried in Sherman County.
Thanks to the Jones family


CLINTON
Clinton C. Jones 27, is also on the same page in 1920 Kit Carson County, with Bessie E. 33 Kansas, Dale 4, Kansas, and Marie 2, Colorado.
One tree said Bessie Eva Freeland married Clinton in 1914 in Goodland Kansas.
Jones, Clinton C., Farmer and Breeder of Registered O. I. C. Hogs, S. 14, T. 8, R. 49, P. O. Seibert. Mr. Jones was born in Kansas in 1892, settled in the County in, 1917, and married Bessie E. Freeland. They have two children.

In 1930 Kit Carson County, Clinton and Bessie have Dale 14, Marie 12, and Zoe 4.
In 1940 Kit Carson County, they have Zoe 14 and son Clayton L. 3.
Next household is "Doyle" 24, born in Kansas, married to Irene 21 Colorado.



Clinton C. 1892-1963 # 30523199 is buried iN Seibert, with Bessie E. 1896-1988, # 30523303.
Anna Marie Smith 1917-1986 # 13989884 and Frank Smith are buried in Flagler.
Roy Dale Jones 1915-1959 and Irene Mae (Ruby) Jones 1918-2012 are buried in Seibert # 30421802.
Zoe # 38073410 married Francis "Slim" Goodwin and is buried in Seibert.
Zoe Berniece (Jones) Goodwin was the third of four children born to Clinton and Bessie (Freeland) Jones, on July 28, 1925 at her home just north of Seibert, Colorado. Zoe attended country school as a young girl. At one time she walked 4 ½ miles to Liberty Country School. She told the story of how her Dad would put her on her horse to ride to school and then the bigger boys would help her off when she got there. Also of how a woman who lived along the way home from school would meet her as she was walking home from school and would have her come in for some tea. When it got time for high school she boarded in Flagler, graduating from Flagler High School in 1943. During her senior year in high school she met her future husband, Francis Goodwin, better known as "Slim". He was home on leave from the Service, recovering from a broken arm, the result of bucking off a bucking horse at a rodeo. They were engaged in September and on March 6, 1944, were married by the Justice of the Peace in Goodland, Kansas. They lived in Englewood, Colorado until Slim received his "shipping out" orders for overseas. Zoe moved back to Flagler as she was expecting their first child. Sandra was born in 1945 while Slim was still on the ship. Zoe and Sandy divided their time between her folks and Slim's folks. After Slim returned home from the Service they moved to Eads Livestock Ranch, where Zoe worked as a cook. This was quite an experience for a 20 year old who had done very little cooking on her own. At the ranch she did all the cooking for 8 to 20 men. This probably explains the reason she became such a good cook. In the fall of 1947, they moved to the Baxter Ranch northeast of Flagler where they raised cattle, farmed, and whatever it took to make a living. Zoe always raised a big garden so there was always plenty to do. Their second daughter, Penny, was born in 1949. That spring they remembered as one of the most beautiful they had ever seen. With all the moisture they had received the pastures looked like lawns with lots of wild flowers growing up everywhere. Right after that they had to go through the dirty 50's. In 1955, the family was thrilled to bring home their new baby, Scott. The dirt was so bad that year that they had to put wet sheets over the windows to keep the dust away from the baby. Through all their years together, raising a family, they shared some very good years and some bad ones, with sick calves, hailed out crops and severe drought, but through it all they worked hard together and always managed to provide a stable and loving home for their children. In 1976, due to Slim's declining health, they moved from their beloved home, where their family had grown up, into Seibert, Colorado. Living in town was quite an adjustment, but they made many new and wonderful friendships. After 50 years of marriage a reception was held in Slim and Zoe's honor and this was a very special day in their lives. They enjoyed so much visiting with their friends and family. In 1998, described by Zoe as the worst day of her life, Slim passed away leaving her alone to carry on with life. She was very strong and continued to carry on the business of the farm and taking care of her home in Seibert. She always kept busy with the many interests and hobbies she had. She was an avid seamstress, piecing and hand quilting enough quilts to present to each of her kids and grandkids. Her hands were always busy making different things. One of her favorite pastimes was playing the piano, most of the time playing by ear. She was known as "Piano Grandma" by two of her granddaughters. Zoe will always be remembered as the best cook around. She loved cooking for her family and friends, always making sure she made their favorites. No one ever left her house hungry. She loved making dishes to take to community and church meals, and especially loved the company. It was a wonderful day in Zoe's life on May 2, 2004 when she was baptized and became a member of the Community of Christ Church. The church and church family became a big part of her life. She was very proud to be a member and looked forward to every Sunday. With the help of her wonderful neighbors, Jerry and June Guy, and her family and friends, Zoe was able to remain in her home until the fall of 2007. Due to declining health, Zoe moved to the Bee Hive Assisted Living in Stratton, Colorado. She settled in and was quite content, making this her new home. She made many new friends and became very close to the people that gave her such wonderful care. It was not unusual for her to entertain the residents and staff by playing the piano from her list of songs. In 2012, again due to declining health, she was transferred to the Good Samaritan in Goodland, Kansas. This would become her final home, and again she made many new friends and became a favorite among the wonderful people who cared for her. Zoe passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan with her family at her side on January 16, 2013. Zoe was preceded in death by her parents, Clint and Bess Jones, her brother, Roy Dale Jones, and a sister, Anna Marie Smith. She leaves behind her children, Sandra and Carroll Will, Penny and Bill Cowgill, and Scott and Ilene Goodwin and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She also leaves behind one brother, Lee and Alice Jones, along with a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

ORVILLE
Orville, per one tree, married Ella in 1904 in Goodland, Kansas, and they're in Kit Carson County in 1910, Ella 25 born in Iowa with Sylvia V. 4 born in Kansas.

Orvil L. Jones proved up a quarter in 34, 7S 49W in 1912.
In 1920 and 1930 they're in Sherman County, Kansas. In 1930 they don't have Sylvia, but Juanita - daughter, 5 -is with them.
They're alone in 1940 Thomas County, Kansas.
Orvil Lee Jones 1884-1970 and Ella 1884-1974 are buried in Thomas County # 25235141, and so is Sylvia Viola (Jones) Finley # 25234583, 1905-1997, with her husband Floyd Frank Finley.

FRANK
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Frank W. is 24, Edna 20, with Glenn 2. One tree said Frank and Edna Hollenbeck married February 4, 1906 in Brewster, Kansas.



Frank proved up a quarter in 35, 7S 49W in 1911, and another quarter in 13, 8S 49W in 1920.

In 1920 they're in Kit Carson County, with Glenn 12, Inez 9, and Alvarez 1.
In 1930 they have Inez M. 19, Alvarez A. 11, Lolis L. 8, and Illa M. 5.
In 1940 they have "Alvarey" 21, Lois L. 18, and Illa Mae 15.
Frank 1885-1943 # 30735183 aand Edna 1888-1989 are buried in Seibert
"Frank Watson Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Jones, was born at Table Rock, Nebraska, November 25, 1885, and departed this life May 31, 1943, at fifty seven years. At the age of six months he came to Brewster, Kansas with his parents. He was united with the Methodist Church at Brewster, Kansas at the age of fifteen years of age. He spent his early years of age in Sherman county, Kansas and Brewster, Kansas. On February 4, 1906, he was united in marriage to Edna Hollenbeck of Edson, Kansas. They came to Seibert, Colorado in 1906 and home-steaded north of town. To this union were born five children; Glenn of Fremont, Michigan, Inez of LaJaunta, Colorado, Alvarez who is serving overseas with the United States Service and Lois and Illa Mae at home. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing three grandsons, Charles Jones of Michigan, Leo Hayward and Lonnie Melton Jones of LaJaunta, Colorado; one Grandson, Delmer Hayward having preceded him in death. One sister and seven brothers mourn the loss of their brother Orville, Clyde, and Fred of Brewster, Kansas, James and Allan of Brewster, Kansas, Flory of LaGrande, Oregon, Clinton of Seibert, Colorado and Effie Fulwider of Miami, Florida. Also nieces and nephews and large number of friends. In 1906, as a bride and groom of six months they came to Seibert, Colorado where they home-steaded, with the exception of a few years spent in Murdo, South Dakota. Mr. Jones spent his years farming north of Seibert. Mr. Jones was a devoted husband and father, and a good neighbor to all who knew him. He loved his family and his family loved him. Funeral services were held Friday at the church at Seibert with Rev Thompson officiating. The body being laid to rest in the Seibert Cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. "



Thomas J. Jones proved up two quarters in 10, 7S 49W in 1913.
William H. Jones proved up a quarter in 4, 8S 48W in 1913, and another in 3 and 4, 8S 48W in 1914.

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