William Bower and Emily (Miller) Arble, daughters Ethel Matthews, Myrtle Tracht, Irene Barnes.
, 9 North 48 West


In 1874 William B. Arble graduated from the Western College in Linn County, Iowa, a United Brethren church college.

W.B. Arble married E. N. Miller July 15, 1875 in Benton County, Iowa.
In 1880 Benton County, Iowa, William is farming, 35, born in Pennsylvania, with Emily 22. They have Irene 3 and Lucy 1.
In 1885 Benton County W.B. 40 and Emily 27 have Rena 8 and Ethel 5.
In 1900 Linn County, Iowa, WIlliam born January 1844 in Pennsylvania, and Emily Nov 1856 Iowa, have Slorence Oct 1876, Ethel E. March 1879, Myrtole M. Dec 1882, and Esther M. May 1895, all girls born in Iowa.
Emily N. (Miller) Arble 1857-1902 is buried in Vinton, Iowa, # 43894544.
In 1903 "The Rev. W.B. Arble, for many years the capable and ready secretary of the Iowa conference of the United Brethren churce, tendered his resignation, by reason of failing health."

William proved up a quarter in 14, 9N 48W in 1911.

His heirs must have completed the process, because he died in 1905.


OBIT: State Herald, Holyoke, CO., Mar. 24, 1905: - W. B. Arble died at his home northwest of Haxtun, March 6, at 11:30 p.m., aged 60 years 1 month and 16 days. He was a native of Blair County, Pennsylvania and served as a soldier in the civil war. When a young man he removed to eastern Iowa and matriculated at Western College graduating from it in 1874. In 1875 he married Miss Emily Milley of Vinton, Iowa. Early in life he became a member of the United Brethern, and later entered its ministry where he worked very acceptably. Three years ago Mrs. Arble died of consumption. Mr. Arble contracted the disease while caring for her. Since then he traveled extensively hoping to improve his health. Eighteen months ago he came to Colorado and later settled on the homestead where he passed away. He leaves four daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and exemplary christian father, Mrs. Harry Barnes of Eckly, Mrs. Sumner Tracht, Miss Ethel and Maurine of Haxtun who accompanied the remains to Vinton where the interment was made. - Sterling Advocate
Ethel Arble Matthews proved up a quarter in 14, 9N 48W in 1909
Ethel Arble married Henry D. Mathews on August 24, 1906, recorded in Phillips County.
Myrtle M. Arble Tracht proved up a quarter in 14, 9N 48W in 1911.
Myrtle M. Arble married S.W. "Frachi" June 8, 1904, recorded in Logan County.

Florence Irene Arble married James Harvey Barnes February 9, 1905, recorded in Logan County.
In 1880 Jasper County, Iowa, James Barnes is 39, Emma 38, May 14, Lulu 12, and Harry one month.

In 1885 Jasper County, Iowa, Emily J. Barnes is widowed, with May 18 a teacher, Lulu 16 a dress maker, and Henry H. 4.

State Herald, Holyoke, CO, 17 Feb 1905 ***
MARRIED - At the home of the bride, on February 9, Harry Barnes and Miss Irene Arble. The bride is well and favorably known in this vicinity as a successful teacher and accomplished lady, and, although Mr. Barnes is not so well know here, he is well spoken of by those who have made his acquaintance. They will make their home on a ranch near Eckley.

*** State Herald, Holyoke, CO, 24 Feb 1905 ***
MARRIED - At the home of the bride's father near Haxtun on Wednesday evening, Miss Irene Arble to Mr. J.H. Barnes of Eckley, Yuma County. the ceremony was performed by the bride's father, Rev. W.B. Arble. Owing to Mr. Arble's feeble health the happy event was witnessed by only the bride's family and a very few friends. The bride is well known to our people who remember how faithfully she trained last year's high school graduates for the drama with which they closed their school work. During the past year she has been among the most successful of Yuma County's teachers. The groom is a hustling young ranchman of our sister county. They will carry to their new home the best wishes of the bride's many friends in Sterling. May life's fairest roses, with not a single thorn, ever be thrown in their path. - Sterling Advocate of February 16th.
In 1910 Denver, James H. Barnes - a machinist - 29 and Irene A. 33, both born in Iowa, married five years have Dorothy L. 2, Colorado. James' sister Lulu B. Barnes 42 Missouri is with them, a teacher. So are Irene's sister Myrthle A. Tracht 27 and her husband Summer W. Tracht 29, a farmer, both born in Iowa.
James is in San Diego in 1920, 39, widowed, and Dorothy L. 12 is with him.

In 1920 Weld County, Colorado, Sumner is farming, 39, with Myrtle 36, Stanley 8, and Wiliam 1.
They're in Maricopa County, Arizona in 1930, farming, with the two sons.
They're ranching in Maricopa County in 1940, with William 21 and his wife Hiller 19 born in Indiana.
Myrtle, born Dec 8, 1882 in Iowa, died Dec 4, 1974 in Los Angeles County.


In 1910 Logan County, Ethel is 31, married to Dell Mathews, 29. Sister Maurine Able is 14, with them.

In 1920 Casper, Wyoming, Maurine is 29, married to Link Ellis a steamfitter, with Wiliam 3.
In 1930 Whittier California, Link N. Ellis is 36, Esheer M. 34, William L. 13, and Leroy 6.

Maurine Ellis is in Long Beach California in 1940 - 50, married to Link N. Ellis, a well driller, 56 Tennessee. They have William 22 Wyoming, a laborer, and Leroy 16 born in Californina.
In 1973 Bakersfield, California, Link N (Esther) retired live at 1421 Baker St.

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