Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Jacob E. Murphy, sister Carrie (Murphy) Rose, sister Lillie (Murphy) Totten, 8 South 49 West


In 1880 Appanoose County, Iowa, John H. Murphy is 29, Ellen 28, Lillie 7, Carrie 5, Earnest 3, ELBERT 1, and Chas. five months.
They're in Osborne County, Kansas in 1885, John 35, Elen 33, Lilie 11, Carra 10, WEarnest 8, Elbert 6, Charley 5, and Winfred 1.
In 1900 Osborne County, John born Aug 1850, Ellen M. Oct 1852, Earnest Jan 1877, Elbert Oct 1828, Winifrd - son Mar 1884, Nellie Dec 1889, Claude Ddec 1891, and Bernice Apr 1893.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Elbert J. Murphy is 30, living alone.
The next household is Ralph Totten 49, Indiana, Lilly M. 36 Iowa, with Nora N. 15, Glen C. 14, and Gerald W2. 6, all three born in Kansas.
On the same page are John W. 39 and Carrie R. 35 Rose, with Fern M. 9, Gladys Pearl 5, Claude M. 4, and Opal E. newobrn.
Jacob proved up a quarter in 6, 8S 48W in 1912, and another in 1, 8S 49W in 1913.

In 1915 Sheridan County, Kanasas, J.H. Murphy is 64, Ellen 62, "Clod" 23 and Elbert 36.
"Jocob" Elbert Murphy, born Oct 13, 1878 in Iowa, died Nov 7, 1938 in Bingham County, Idaho. Parents John H. Murphy and Ellen Minerva Norris.
Grove City Cemetery has Jacob # 54014951, Ellen M. 852-1919 and J. Elbert 1878-1938.
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LILLIE
In 1911 Vera Totten gave an oration at the eighth grade graduation in Burlington.


Vera Verona Totten 1885-1912 is buried in Seibert, # 37921451. "DIED - Totten--In Longmont, Colorado, February 29, 1916, Mrs. Ralph Totten, aged 42 years. Deceased is survived by a husband and two sons, Wayne and Glenn. The remains will be sent to Seibert, Colorado after a short service in the Shaw undertaking parlors, Wednesday."


Ralph 54 and Gerald 16 are in Kit Carson County in 1920.
Ralph is living alone in 1940 Kit Carson County.
In 1940 Ralph is in Riversie, California, living with Gerald W and his wife Mary.
Ralph 1865-1944 is also buried in Seibert # 37921382,.
So is Lillie M. Totten 1878-1916 # 37921406.
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CARRIE
In 1900 Osborne County, Kansas, John W. Rose born Nov 1870 in Minnesota, is just married to Carrie R. Rose born March 1875 in Kansas.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, John and Carried have Fern M. 9, Gladys Paearl 5, and Claude M. 4.
John and Carrie, both janitors, Fern, Gladys, Claude and Opal 10 anre in Humboldt County California in 1920.
John Rose cash-claimed a quarter in 8, 8S. 49W in 1891, and proved up one in 19 in 1896.

Carrie and John W. Rose are alone in 1940 Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.
John White Rose 1870-1950, per # 47029721, is buried in Osborne County, Kansas.
Carrie R. Rose, born in Iowa March 13, 1875, died in Los Angeles Sept 19, 1959, mother Norris, father Murphy.
Fern (Rose) Watson 1901-1988 is buried in Los Angeles County # 112218245.
Gladys R. Vonfelt, born July 4, 1904 in Kansas, died April 18, 1983 in Santa Clara County. She and Paul Josepoh Vonfelt are buried in San Jose # 93079611.
Opal is married to Neil Henderson in 1940 Los Angeles County, with his mother Elsie 57 Indiana. Neil is 34, born in California, Opal 32 Colorado.
Opal born March 10, 1909 in Colorado, died Sept 4, 1977 in Los Angeles.
Claude is in Inglewood California in 1940, 34, married to Juanita V. 30, Illinois.
California death index has him born Oct 18, 1905, in Kansas, dying Jun 10, 1995 in Fresno County.



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