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Samuel W. and Anna (McGinnis) Seward , south of Laird

In 1860 Fountain County, Indiana, W.C. Seward is 30, Rebecca P. 19, Samuel W. 8, and James M. 4.

In 1870 Iroquois County, Illinois, W.C. Seward is 42, Rebeca P. 27, Samuel W. 19, Marion 14, Anna A. 10, Anna E. 6, Florida M. 4, and Ida 1.
Watson Clark Seward 1829-1911 # 15163241 is buried in Butler County Kansas, with Rebecca P. Seward 1841-1917.

In 1880 Union County, Iowa, S. W. Seward is 29, farming, born in Illinois, Annie 25 Pennsylvania, have Bertha G. 5 Knasas, Margaret E. 3 Iowa, and Edith M. 1 Iowa.
In 1885 Union County Samuel W. is 32, Anna 26, Bertha G. 10, Margaret A. 8, Edith M. 7, and Anna L. 32.

Samuel proved up a quarter in 32, 1N 42W in 1895.

In 1900 Yuma County,( on the same page as William McGinnis' family) Samuel born Aug 1850, has been married 26 years to Annie April 1856. Phebey Nov 1877 Iowa, Idea Dec 1889, and Marrion March 1892 were born in Colorado.

Samuel cash-claimed 40 acres in section 4, and 80 acres in section 3, 1S 42W in 1917.

In 1930 Yuma County, Samuel is 78, still farming, with Annie 75. They have a hired man Lester Bowman, 21.
Samuel W. Seward 1851-1939, # 55049808 and Annie McGinnis Seward 1855-1947 are buried in Wray

Bertha Seward married Fred Sample Jun 27, 1897, recorded in Yuma County.
Bertha G. Sample - formerly Bertha Seward, proved up 120 acres in 32, 1N 42W in 1902.
Bertha Grace (Seward) Sample 1874-1969 is buried in Wray, # 63080521, with Fred L. Sample 1872-1948.

Anna L. Seward married William H. Ellis Sept 17, 1899, recorded in Yjuma County.
Annie Liuna Ellis is buried in Wray 1881-1900 # 17109238.

April 1914
Marion W. Seward proved up a quarter in 21, 2N 42W in 1919, witnesses Walter Garner, Paul Houtman, Burce Rose, and Samuel W. Seward.

M.W. "Dick" Seward 1892-1978 and Mary (Rose) Seward 1894-1990 are buried in Wray.

May 5, 1911
1913 "Mrs. A. V. Anderson of Yuma, who has been several days with her parnect, S.W. Seward and wife, returned home Tuesday accompanied by her grandmother, Mrs. Margaret McGinnis, who will spend a few days with her granddaughter before returning to her home in Creston, Ia."

In 1920 "Feebe" E. Anderson 32, Iowa and Albert J. 32 Nebraska, are farming in Washington County, Colorado. They have Paul S. 6 and Emma L. 3. Niece Irene A. Sample 19, a bank clerk, is living with them. (She's likely the Agnes I. Sample in 1910 Yuma County, with Ford L. Sample 37 and Bertha G. 35. Then Agnes Irene Richards 1900-1929 is buried in Wray # 63164994.

Ida Seward married R. Roy Roberts August 15, 1909, recorded in Yuma COunty.

1910 "Mrs. Roy Roberts went to Yuma Saturday to visit her sister, Pheobe Seward, who is teaching school at tthat place.

Ida C. and Rufus Roberts 25, born in Kansas, are farming in Yuma County in 1910, and in 1910 are in Denver, where Rufus is selling real estate. They have Medra 7, born in COlorado.
Rufus 1884-1963 is buried in Littleton, Colorado # 8781252, with Hazel (Enwall) Roberts, 1905-1968, married in 1940.

Phebe E. Anderson 1887-1956 is buried in Greeley, # 27285106, with Albert V. Anderson 1888-1956.
Albert V. Anderson who had been in the banking and building and loan business for nearly 30 years died early Monday Morning, July 23, 1956.
Mr. Anderson was born July 4, 1888 at Funk, NE. He was reared there and worked for the railroad in Nebraska for some years before moving to Colorado. He first resided at Yuma, where he also was with the railroad.
He and Mrs. Anderson, the former Phebe Seward were married May 3, 1911 at Laird. In 1919 they moved to Otis where Mr. Anderson was associated with the Farmers State Bank. The family came to Greeley in 1926. He was employed at the First National Bank and later served as vice president of the Empire Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Anderson managed the Greeley branch until 1950 when he retired and opened his own agency.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Occidental Lodge No. 20 AF&AM, Colorado Consistory No. 1, AASR, El Jebel Shrine, Garden City Chapter No. 2 OES, Greeley Shrine Club, Greeley Kiwanis Club, Greeley Lodge No. 809, BPOE, Chamber of Commerce and Park Brotherhood.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Paul S. Anderson of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Lou Purvis of Denver,; two grandchildren, John and Paula Sue Purvis of Denver; and four brothers, Gust Anderson of Funk, NE, Ernest and David Anderson of Omaha, NE, and Philip Anderson of Golden.

June 19, 1956 "Mrs. Phebe Anderson, of 1429 Twelfth avenue, a Democratic candidate for the Colorado assembly, died suddenly at La Salle Monday evening while addressing La Salle Farmers Union No. 77 at about 9 p.m. Mrs. Anderson was telling her audience of her trip to Denmark in 1951 when she collapsed. An ambulance was called to rush Mrs. Anderson to the Weld County general hospital but she had died almost instantly. -Death occurred in the Lions Glub building in La Salle, where the Farmers Union was meeting shortly after 9 p.m. Mrs. Anderson was proprietor of Anderson's Tea Room in Greeley for 16 years and had sold the establishment in the spring of 1952. She had announced her candidacy to the legislature to Democratic County Chairman Gordon Ibbotson of Roggen on June 2.
Mrs. Anderson was a candidate for the state assembly in 1951 and was defeated by a very narrow margin. Mrs. Anderson had been very active in Greeley and Weld County activities. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, Jane Jefferson club, Toastmistress club, Business and Professional Women, Soroptomist Club of Greeley of which she had been president, Eastern Star and First Christian church.
Mrs. Anderson was born Nov. 3, 1887, at Creston, Iowa. When a child her family moved to Yuma County, Colorado. She was educated in the Wray schools and taught school at Yuma.
She was married to A. V. Anderson May 3, 1911, at Laird, Colo. They moved to Otis in 1919 and to Greeley in 1928.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by the widower and by a son, Paul S. Anderson of San Diego, Calif, and a daughter Mrs. Emma Purvis of Denver. She was a sister of Dick Seward, Mrs. Fred Sample and Mrs. Gip Shaffer, all of Laird. There are two grandchildren.

In 1910 Yuma County, George P. Shafer is 39, married 13 years to Eidth M. Shafer, 31, Iowa. Samuel H. is 10, Sylvia L. 6, both born in Colorado.

In 1930 Dundy County, Nebraska, "Gorge" P. Shafer is farming, 54 Kansas, with Edith M. Shafer, 52, Ioa.

Edith M. Shafer 1877-1967 is buried in Wray, per # 63283371.
So is G.P. Shafer 1870-1950 # 63283388.
Samuel Shafer married Mary Marshall Jun 3, 1917, recorded in Phillips County.
Samuel H. Shafer 1899-1985 # 63283433, and Gladys L. Shafer 1904-2001 are also buried there.

In 1900 Denver, Andrew Berkes is a harness maker, born Dec 1866 in Wisconsin, married two years to Margarete, June 1876 Iowa.
In 1905 Gus Neufeld was living on Colfax Avenue in Denver with the Berkes family, who had quarreled with a neighbor Smith about a lot line, and the Smith's had charged Neufeld with "Having offered brutal insults to Mrs. Smith"
Smith fired five shots and killed Neufeld.

In 1910 Denver, Andrew and Maggie have Ida 8.
1912 "Little Ida Burke of Denver is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Seward."
1913 "Mrs. Andrew Burke of Denver is visiting her parents, S.W. Seward and wife.
February 4, 1915 "S.W. Seward returned from Denver Sunday, having been called there by the death of his son-in-law, Andrew Berkes."

Margaret E. Berkes is widowed in 1920 Denver, living on West 22nd Avenue with Ida E., 18.
She's certainly the Ida E. Berkes who married Albert E. Spencer Jun 28, 1920, recorded in Denver, and divorced in 1925, and the Ida Elizabeth Berkes who married Albert Huizingh May 14, 1925, recorded in Denver. In 1930 Denver, Albert is 39, managing a furniture factory, with Ida E. 28. They divorced in 1934, and Albert married Georgia Myrtle Cundiff in Denver Sept 30, 1935.

Ida Elizabeth Berkes married Albert Huizingh May 14, 1925, recorded in Denver.
In 1930 Denver, Ida E. is 28, born in Colorado, father Wisconsin, mother Iowa, Albert 39, Dutch, immigrating in 1909, managing a furniture factory. Ruby Martin 20 Arkansas, divorced, and Ralph Kempte 40 Ohio, divorced are boarding with them.

Cecil C. Heid married Ida Huizingh May 20, 1934, recorded in Douglas County."

November 13, 1936 "Samuel H. Shaffer and Raymond D. Sample today were appointed administrators of the estate of Mrs. Margaret Berkes. of Denver; who was killed by her son-in-law, Cecil C. Held on a farm she owned near Watkins, Colo. Held also killed his wife Mrs. Ida Held, and then shot himself to death, Adams county authorities decided. The value of the estate was estimated at $22,500, Among the listed heirs were three nieces, Phoebe Anderson, Medora Roberts, and Phoebe Roberts, all of Greeley, Colo."
Margaret (Seward) Berkes 1876-1936 # 125942770 and Ida Elizabeth Berkes 1901-1936 are buried in Mount Olivet # 125942839.

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