Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles E. and Linnie Wamsley , 8 South 49 West

In 1870 New York, Albert is 25, born in England, Ann Eliza 26, New York , with Charles E. newborn.
In 1880 Wayne County, New York, Albert and Anna E. have Charles 10, with two lodgers, age 16.

In 1900 Lincoln County, Colorado, Charles is a dry goods clerk, born June 1871 , married four years to Ruth M. Feb 1878, both born in New York.
Wolcott, New York 1900 "One of those terrible crimes perpetrated by brutes that all too frequently stain the history of our country was committed near Limon, Colo., home of Charles Wamsley, formerly of Wolcott. Louise Frost, 12, daughter of a wealthy rancher, was missing. Wamsley headed the search and was the first to find the girl, who had been criminally assaulted and murdered.
Immediately a Vigilantes Committee was organized and the murderer, John Porter, was captured. He confessed coolly and offered no excuses. A throng of men took the man from the custody of the sheriff and burned him alive at the stake, the father of the girl touching off the blaze. "


Ruth M. (Curtis) Wamsley 1876-1900 is buried in Wayne County # 147900184.
Ruth might be the daughter of Simon D. Curtis 1838-1888 buried in Wayne County, with Helen 1848-1925. In 1880 Wayne County, they have Rutha M. Curtis, 4.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Chas E. "Womsley" is 34, born in New York, married seven years to Linnie 29, born in Illinois.

The 1911 Gazetteer lists of Seibert "Seibert Merc Co, Chas Wamsley mgr genl mdse. "
Charles proved up a quarter in 29, 8S 49W in 1912, and another quarter in section 30 in 1914.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Charles 50 is a farmer, with Linnie 41, born in Illinois.
In 1930 Wayne County, New York, Linnie H. Wamsley is 51, born in Illinois, widowed, living with father-in-law Albert Wamsley, 84, widowed, born in England.
(Albert Wamsley 1846-1937 is buried in Wayne County # 135892779.)
Charles E. Wamsley 1869-1927 is buried in Wayne County, # 147900114.
Wolcott, New York

In 1960 the Wolcott, New York newspaper reported Mrs. Stanley Roney (Mrs. Rachel Roney) and her six-year-old granddaughter Vickie Doughlas, ... while visiting at the home of Mrs. Linnie Wamsley, formerly of Wolcott, in Denver Colorado ..were robbed by a sneak thief.

...SSDI has a Linnie Wamsley 1879-1971, last residence Denver.


1909 Wolcott, New York "The many friends of Henry Wood, Dutchess County, will be pained to hear of his death, which occurred Jan 5. Interment was in Pleasant Valley. His wife, who survivies, is a cousin of Mrs. Albert Wamsley, of this village."

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