Charles B. and Ada (Bennett)Shriner, mother Harriet (Pitman) Shriner , 9 North 48 West
HON. WILLIAM SHRINER, a retired farmer, and one of the oldest settlers of Clay county, was born in York county, Penn., February 23, 1822. When he was thirteen years of age his parents removed to Belmont county, Ohio, and there William grew to manhood, learning the trade of wagon maker from his father, Lawrence Shriner, who followed that occupation. He continued to make his home in Belmont county for some twenty years, during which time he was married to Miss Patience Dawson, a native of that county, the wedding occurring May 4, 1843, and to this union were born five children, two of whom died in Belmont county, as did likewise their mother, her death taking place May 15, 1853. The surviving children are Jesse, Jane, the wife of Charles Schossee, and Joel.
When Mr. Shriner left the Buckeye state he brought his father and the three children to Bureau county. Ills., and settled on a farm near Lamoille, and there he followed agriculture in connection; with carpentering for a period of eight years. There also November 18, 1857, he contracted a second marriage, this time Harriett Pitman being the bride. She was also a native of Belmont county, Ohio; her union to our subject has been blessed to them by the advent of eight children, but two of whom are living, viz.: Flora, the wife of J. A. Marvin, and Charles Byron. The remaining six, Eldora, Cora B., Etta M., Ethel G., Ella L., and Bartlett L., were all taken ill with diphtheria at their parents' home in Vermillion, where their deaths occurred.
Mr. Shriner, on leaving the Prairie state, located in Carroll county, Iowa, where he carried on farming for some three years, and then, early in the summer of 1860, came to the territory of Dakota, and located on a claim in what is now Vermillion township, Clay county. The following March he brought his family to his homestead and continued to make that property his home until the winter of 1875 when he rented the farm and removed to Vermillion. He made the city his home for ten or twelve years, then returned to his farm; but subsequently he again took up his residence in Vermillion and there he still lives. While living in Iowa, Mr. Shriner was elected county judge, serving two years, and in 1875 was appointed, by the commissioners of Clay county, treasurer of the county, which office he held for some eleven years. He was also a member of the territorial legislature during 1863 and '64, at one time filled the office of internal revenue collector in the territories of Dakota and Wyoming, and has been a member of the Vermillion city council for several years, as well as probate judge of Clay county.
Charles proved up a quarter in 26, 9N 48W in 1907, and the same day Heirs of Harriet Shriner proved up another quarter in section 25.
Della Shriner 1906-1908 is buried in Haxtun, # 58407656.
In 1908, when Ethel Arble Mathews filed for land, her witnesses were Charles B. Shriner of Haxtun, Colorado , Ada Bennet Shriner of Haxtun, Colorado, James A Hill of Haxtun, Colorado, Sumner W. Tracht of Haxtun, Colorado .