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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

William J. and Jennie (Benjamin) Niles, 8 South 49 West


CAROLINE BRIGGS, born Town of Tyre, Seneca Co., N.Y., 2 Feb. 1838, died Rose, Wayne Co., N.Y., 19 April 1908;

Caroline Briggs married at Syracuse, N.Y., 30 Dec. 1869 WILLIAM NILES, b. Town of German, Chenango Co., N.Y., 2 Oct. 1840, d. Adena, Morgan Co., Colo., 14 May 1917, William, was a farmer, son of Caleb W. and Lucy (Norton) Niles.
Biographical Sketches of Rose (Wayne County, New York)



William 1840-1917 # 91598101 and Caroline (Briggs) Niles 1838-1908 are buried in Rose, New York. # 91598122.
" The funeral of Mrs. Carolyn Niles, wife of William Niles, of Rose, took place from the house this afternoon. Her death was caused by diabetes. She is survived by her husband, a son, William Niles, of California, and a daughter, Mrs. Florence Wilson, of South Butler. She was a daughter of the late Jonathan Briggs, one of the early settlers of this village. "

William J. Niles cash-claimed a quarter in 33, 8S 49W in 1908. This could be the William born 1840 OR his son born 1872.


William J. Niles in 1880 Wayne County, New York, with father William 40 and Caroline 42. Florence is 9, and William 7.
Jennie Benjamin is in Wayne County in 1880, age 3, with father William Benjamin 35 and Mary 36. Eugene is 7, Frank 6, and George 5.
Mary was the daughter of James and Phoebe (Waterbury) Weeks





(Eugene Benjamin's obituary of May 1939 said he had a sister "Mrs. William Niles of Phoenix Arizona.")
Jennie's father William Benjamin 1844-1918 # 99470756 is buried in Maple Grove cemetery, Wayne County.
BENJAMIN William 1844-1918 BENJAMIN Mary A. 1842-1927 is also in the same cemetery,


William is farming in 1900 Wayne County, New York, born August 1872 in New York, with Jennie, born August 1877, and Dewey B. 1.
In 1905 Wayne County, New York, Jennie is 21, Dewey B. 6, Blanche A. 3. They're the first ones on the page, and William is not on the previous page.

William is in 1910 Denver, a retail grocery merchant, 37, with Jennie, 32, Dewey B. 11, Blanche Al 8, and sister-in-law Julia A. Benjamin, 25, all born in New York.
Dewey Benjamin Niles registered for WWI in Adena, Morgan County, Colorado, born Dec 1, 1898, farming.
Henry A. Niles had proved up two quarters in Morgan County, 6N 60W in 1913. This doesn't appear to be a close relative....

William Niles also proved up two quarters in Morgan County, in 1N 38W in 1916.

In 1920 Morgan County, Colorado, William is farming - Jennie, Dewey 21 and Blanch A. 18 have no occupation.
William 1872-1923 is buried in Fort Morgan # 73179333.

So is Jennie (no head stone per # 89037652, dying in 1957)

One tree said Dewey married Arminta G. Bridgeford July 12, 1920 in Fort Morgan.
(She was in Denver in 1900, 1910 and 1920)

In 1928 Denver, Jennie (Wid Wm .J.) lives at 3243 Arapahoe. Dewey B. (Grace A.) is a salesman for Macklem baking, and they live with Jennie.
1940 Phoenix Arizona " four-room frame cottage at 1207 and 1027% East Pierce street, also furnished, was sold to Mrs. Jennie Niles"

In 1930 Denver, Dewie B. 31, born in New York, is working in a bakery shop, A. Grace is 31, Marie L. 5, Vaeria J. 3, and William 2 all born in COlorado.
In 1940 Denver, Dewey is still a bakery salesman, with Armenta and the three kids.
SSDI has Dewey born Dec 1, 1898, dying June 1969, last residence Denver.
One Ancestry tree has Arminta Grace Niles born Aug 1, 1897 in Denver, dying Dec 22, 1974 in Pueblo, Colorado.


Marie L. "Oma" Martin 1924-2001 is buried in Denver with Eddie A. Martin 1919-2008 # 77083900.
"Survivors include her husband; daughter Sherrie Wolf of Aurora; sister Valeria Gruber of Denver; brother Bill Niles of Littleton;"

In 1951 Denver, Robt M. Brazell (Valeria J.) is a station attendant at the Dahlia Texaco station, and they live at 3737 High Street.

Valeria J. Gruber of Colorado married Maurice W. Terrill of Colorado, in Clark County Nevada April 3, 1977.

Valeria Jane (Niles) (Brazell) Gruber died January 3 2004.

William Albert Niles 1929-2007 died in Littleton, per one tree - spouse Beverly Coleen Talley 1931-1998.

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