Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Thomas J. and Jessie (Copple) Huston, 9 North 49 West

In 1900 Scotland County, Missouri, Jefferson Huston, born July 1882 in Missouri is with Sapr (should be SPAR) 39 and Frances 35 Huston, sister Bertha 15.
Frances 1864-1954 is buried in Van Buren County, Iowa, Harness cemetery, with Simeon Spar Huston 1851-1939.


Jefferson Huston of Mt. Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa, married Jessie Copple of Mount Sterling March 2, 1903 in Clark County, Missouri.
She might be the Jessie Maude Copple that one tree has born to John Harvey Copple 1826-1886 and Christina L. Dolson 1840-
J.H. Copple dying 1886 age 60 is buried in Jefferson County, Illinois # 32239412.

In 1910 Colorado, Logan County, Leroy precinct, Thomas J. Huston 27, Missouri, married eight years to Jessie 27 Illinois, have Laverne 6, and Florest M. 3, both sons born in Missouri. Grace Vincent is a cook, 25, born in Nebraska.
Pearl Louise Houston was born June 18, 1914 at MacEwen Kansas to Jeff Houston and Jessie Copple, dying Jan 3, 1919 in Centralia Illinois.
In 1914-1915 Fayla Rogers was teaching in Phillips County, Colorado, with an address of Haxtun.
Thomas proved up 280 acres in 21 and 22, 9N 49W in 1915.
Thomas Jefferson Huston registered for WWI in Scotland, Missouri, born July 29, 1882, farming, with Fayla Grace Huston.
In 1920 Scotland County, Thomas is 37, married to Fayla G. 26 Missouri, with Forest 13 Missouri, Raymond 9 Colorado, and Miriam two months Missouri.
Jesse is in Edwards County, Illinois in 1920, married to Walter Farley, a stone cutter. 48. They have her son Charles Huston 7 and a daughter Joy M. Farley two months.
Jessie and Walter Farley are in Bond County, Illinois in 1930 with Maddaline 10 and Maurice 8.
Jessie M. 1882-1966 is buried in Jefferson County, Illinois # 104994701 - same cemetery as her father John 1826-1886. So is Walter 1870-1946 and their son Morris Edwin Farley 1922-1982, who died in Los Angeles, Ccounty, California.


Madeline Farley was in the Corning Illinois class of 1946.

December 1950, Mount Vernon Illinois

Mrs. Estella May Bruce, 80, died at 5:00 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Hartman, six miles north of Bluford. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p. m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix and burial will be in Elmwood cemetery in Centralia. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home, where friends may call at any time after 6:00. Mrs. Bruce was born south of Centralia, the daughter of Harvey and Christina (Dolson) Copple. In 1888 she was married to A. L. Bayly. To this union one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Hartman, was born. In 1898 she was married to J. D. Bruce, who preceded her in death four years ago. Mrs. Bruce was a member of the First Christian church of Centralia. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jessie Farley of Centralia, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In 1930 Lee County, Iowa, Thomas is 48, Fayla 37 and Miriam 1 - Thomas a farm laborer.
Helen Agnes Allen married T. J. Huston in Schuyler County Missouri September 7, 1937.
In 1940 Scotland County, Thomas Jefferson Huston is 57, married to Helen A. 58, born in Iowa.
(Helen Agnes Allen - 1881-1958 is buried in Lee County # 115425234)
In 1940 Columbus, Ohio, Fayla is divorced, with daughter Miriam I. Johnson 20 and her husband Clifford F. 22.

Fayla (wid Thos J.) is in Columbus Ohio in 1951.
Fayla Grace (Rogers) Huston born Feb 7, 1893 in Iowa, died April 28, 1989 in Bexley, Ohio.

March 2001 Mount Vernon



Florest Huston Buerkle 1906-1990 is buried in Scotland County, # 25009516.
Florest was born to Thomas Jefferson and Jessie Coppel Huston on January 29, 1906. She was raised by her grandparents, Spar Simeon and Frances Huston. She graduated from Memphis High School with a teaching certificate in 1923 and taught in a one-room schoolhouse. She married Howard E Heald on June 3, 1925, in Scotland County. In 1926, she graduated from beauty school and operated beauty shops in Chicago, IL and Columbus, Ohio.
Florest and Howard Heald had one daughter, Sharon Virginia, in 1939. After Howard died in 1953, Florest married Howard Buerkle in Park Forest, Illionois. He died in 1960.
"Howard Edward Heald was born April 4, 1903 to Charles Baker and Julia (Todd) Cole on this farm. He was the fifth of six children born of this marriage. He married Florest Huston June 3, 1925. She lived on a neighboring farm as a young girl."


In 1930 Charles Huston is 17, in Washington County, Illinois, a nephew of Mary A. Blanchard, 92.
In 1940 he's 27, married to Vada 23, in Washington County, Illinois.

Mount Vernon, Illinois
HUSTON, Charles H., 88, of Irvington d. 26 March 2001 at St. Mary's Hosp. in Centralia; b. 27 July 1912 in Colorado; s/o Thomas Jefferson HUSTON & Jessie COPPLE; md Vada F. HAILS 6 Feb 1933 in Nashville, she d. 11 March 1983; surv. by a son, Steven HUSTON and wife Nancy of Houston; a daughter, Mary DIEL and husband Carrel Ray of Irvington; a sister, Madeline REDBURN and husband Dale of Mesa, Ariz; burial Fouts Cem.


In 1925 Van Buren County, Iowa, Henry L. Huston is 21, Della 23, Lauvaughn 3, Basil 1.

In 1930 Lee County, Iowa, Verne Huston is 26, Della 27, both born in Missouri, married nine years. Larue J. 8 Basil E. 6, both born in Missouri, and Cecil 5, Iowa
In 1940 Lee County, H.L. is 36, Della 37, LaVane 18, Basil 16, Cecil 15, and Donald 6.
Henry Huston, born Dec 14, 1903, died August 1977, last residence Keokuk Iowa.

Della Victoria Huston, born Sept 23, 1901, died Dec 28, 1993 in Pinellas, Florida, buried in Lee County # 115663758.

Lavone Huston is in Keokuk Iowa high school in 1939.

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Basil E. "Bud" Huston, 80, Blue Springs, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha. He was born Aug. 2, 1923, at Memphis, Mo., spent his childhood at Keokuk, Iowa, and was a 1941 graduate of Keokuk High School. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, from March 12, 1945, to Aug. 6, 1946, in the 770th Railroad Operation Battalion, and was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Service Medal. He had been an over-the-road truck driver for 18 years. He married Ruth Garman on Nov. 1, 1969, at Omaha. They owned and operated the Home And Office janitorial service company in Omaha until 1977 at which time they moved to Wymore. He then farmed and had a woodworking business. He had been a member of the Wymore United Methodist Church and Wymore Lodge 104, AF & AM. His hobbies included woodworking and fishing.
Survivors: wife, Ruth; daughter, Donna Foulkes and husband Gary of West Burlington, Iowa; six grandchildren; sister, LaVonne Meinhardt of Clearwater, Fla.; brother, Donald Huston and wife Inez of Running Springs, Calif.; sister-in-law, Elsie Grothier and husband Kurt of Nebraska City; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laverne and Della Victoria (Phinney) Huston; a brother, Cecil "Jack" Huston.
Basil is buried in Blue Springs, Nebraska, # 23586240.


MOUNT PLEASANT – LaVonne J. Meinhardt, 90, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Keokuk, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo. LaVonne was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Scotland County, Mo., the daughter of H. LaVerne and Della V. Huston. On Jan. 3, 1942, she and Herbert L. Meinhardt were united in marriage and lived in Keokuk. They were the parents of three sons, Gary, Douglas and Mark. She graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1939. She was in the real estate business in Iowa and Florida from 1968 through 2005. She moved back to Iowa in 2005 and resided in Mount Pleasant. She had many interests in her lifetime. Her church work was of utmost importance to her. She was interested in sports, loved music and enjoyed cooking and baking, sewing and taking care of flowers. She also enjoyed her family and friends. She is survived by two sons, Douglas of Cullman, Ala., and Mark of Keokuk. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Basil, Cecil and Donald; her husband; and her oldest son, Gary.
Cecil Ambrose Huston 1925-1969 is buried in Keokuk National Cemetery # 817289.


Raymond C. Huston is a cook in 1930 Scotland County, single, married Carrie Johnson in Cook County Illinois March 19, 1934, and in 1940 is a lunch counter cook at Kresge in Elgin, Illinois, with Grace 33 Wisconsin.

They're in Sioux City Iowa in 1948, where he's the fountain manager at Kresge's.

This is Thomas' grandmother
"Leando. [Van Buren County, Iowa] , Aug. 5, 1903
- Mrs. J.R. Huston is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. J.O. Boyer, for a short time. "

"Mrs. Deborah Huston, whose home has been near Mt. Sterling for over 40 years, died at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. J. O. Boyer near Leando, Thursday, Oct. 21. Mrs. Huston came upon a visit, as was her custom in years past, and intended spending the winter there, but was taken sick and died after a short illness. Mrs. Deborah Wollam Huston was a native of Ohio, but came to this state in 1864. She was the mother of six sons and one daughter. Her husband died Sept. 1, 1894. Wooster, her oldest son, lives on the old home place; Edward died in infancy; Jacob lives near Mt. Sterling; Henry was killed by a horse kicking him on his farm near Bonaparte some 12 years ago; Harmer lives in Sparks, Nev., Sparrh [sic] in Scotland county, Mo., and Mrs. Ruth Boyer, the only daughter and youngest of the family, whose privilege it was to minister to the wants of her mother in her last days. Besides the immediate family she leaves 15 grand children and 8 great grand children. "

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