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Jay B. and Susanna M. (Blank) Hillyer, north of Eckley

Susanna Mary Blank was born September 10, 1882 in Story County, Iowa to Melvin J. Blank and Emma J. Steudhen.
In 1885 Hitchcock County, Nebraska, "Marvin" and Emma Blank are farming, both 31. Fred is 10, Samuel 8, Irving 6, Reuben 4, and Susan 2.

In 1900 Washington County, Kansas, Emma J. born Nov 1855 in Illinois, is married twelve years to Jasper A. Bishop Dec 1862 Wisconsin. Orville J. is 8, Asa E. 5, and Asher R. 3. Susan M. Blank, stepdaughter of Jasper, is 17.

October 13, 1933 "Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hilyer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tegethoff and Grandpa Hillyer, who had been visiting at the Fred Scruby home in Kirk, left Satuday moning for their homes at Washington, Kansas.

April 22, 1937

October 21, 1937

Jay B. Hillyer was born December 22, 1878 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas to Bernard Hillyer and Emma Wilson.
In 1880, Bernard is 31, Emma 28, Warren 4, Nettie M. 3, Ray and Jay both 1.

In 1885 Washington County Kansas, Bernard is 33, Emma B. 35, Nana W. 9, Nettie M. 7, Jay B. and Ray C. both 6, Effie C. 4, Minie K. 2, and Stella two months.
Emma B. Hillyer 1850-1891 is buried in Washington County, # 40307825.

Bernard is widowed in 1900 Washington County, with Warren 24, Roy C. 21, Minnie K. 17, Adda S. 15 and Jane A. 12.

Findagrave # 40307796 has dying May 9, 1937, buried in Washington County # 40307796.

(Estella Ada (Hillyer) Tegethoff 1885-1955 is buried in Washington County # 106936525.
(Minnie Katherine (Hillyer) Tegethoff 1883-1968 is buried in Washington County # 106938554.)
(In 1920 Washington County, Ray is 40, with Emma L. 33 having six kids. Ray C. Hillyer 1878-1961 is buried in Washington County # 40307868
In 1900 Washington County, Jay said he was born December 1879 in Kansas, living with sister Nettie M. Scruby, born April 1877, married to Ferd November 1874 and Bethena Nov 1899, all born in Kansas.

In 1910 Yuma County, Eckley precinct, Jay is 31, Susanna 27, and Samuel 1.

January 1912 "J. B. Hillyer had the misfortune to lose one of his horses last week "
"Geo. Bond and J. B. Hillyer drove a bunch of cattle down on the Aricknree for J. C, Mc- ( venule last week."
"Mrs. Bishop and sons and J. B. Hillyer and family ate Sunday dinner at Mr. Hamiltons. "

January 1913 Wray "J. B. Hillyer and mother-in-law, Mrs. E. J. Bishops were down from Eckley Tuesday shopping "

Jay proved up two quarters in 3, 2N 46W in 1913.

February 1915 "Mrs. Bishop from Yuma spent a few days last week with her children, Mm. J. B. Hillyer and Ruben Blank "

March 1915 Yuma "Mrs. J. B. Hillyer returned to her home in Eckley Wednesday, after a brief visit with her mother, Mrs. E. J. Bishop, and her brothers, Orville, Asa and Asher Bishop"

March 11, 1915 Eckley "J. B. Hillyer is building an addition to his house.

April 1, 1915
" J. B. Hillyer and wife entertained a few friends Saturday night but owing to sickness and bad weather the crowd was not very large. Those present were Mrs. Hamilton and children, Mrs. Edd Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Murphy, Misses Dertha and Grace Hess, Miss Mazie Runyon, Roy Chase, Leo Chase, Cliff McCofferty, Audley Stallings, John Chase, Myron Prohasco, and Andrew Peevler. The evening was spent in dancing and games."

February 16, 1917 "Mrs. J.B. Hillyer came up from Eckley yesterday to visit her mother, Mrs. E. J. Bishop."

August 3, 1917 "Enid and Gerald Wilson, who had been visiting with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Hillyer, returned to their home in Denver on the noon train Saturday.

October 19, 1917

October 23, 1919 "Asher Bishop came in from Palisade, Nebraska, Sunday, at which place he and J.B. Hillyer are putting in an auto filling station."

In 1920 Yuma - Lougan Addition -Jay B. Hillyer is a drayman, 41 born in Kansas, with Susy 37 Iowa and son Samuel M. 11 Nebraska.

May 2, 1929

January 1930 "W.H. Hodge, owner of the Service Garage, is now the Yuma dealer for National tires, having acquired the stock formerly held by J.B. Hillyer & Son. The stock was moved to the garage building Friday. The Hillyes will continue as dealer for Delco Light plants."

December 1938 "A.E. Bishop and Sam Hillyer were called to Denver by the serious illness of their sister and mothe, Ms. J.B. Hillyer.

In 1940 Jay is a road laborer, with Susie M. in Morrison, Colorado

In 1942 Susie's nephew Wilbur Earl Bishop was killed, and she went to the funeral at Wauneta, Nebraska.

In 1945 and 1947 Denver, Jay B. (Susie M. ) is a janitor for the city, living at 21 W. 12th Avenue.

Hillyer, Jay B. - 04 May 1949, page 53 of the Rocky Mountain News has his obituary.


December 1929 "Sam M. Hillyer and Miss Leotha Bender were married at Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

September 15, 1932

February 23, 1933 "Sam Hillyer has leased a shoe repairing shop at Cambridge, Nebaska, and moved with his family to the new location Satuday."

March 16, 1933 "Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Bauder and daughte and Mrs. Sam Hillyer and son motored to Scottsbluff, Nebraska Monday for a few days visit with relatives."

April 6, 1933

February 7, 1935 "Word was received in Yuma this week that a daughter had been born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hillyer in Denver Saturday, February 2. Mr. Hilyer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Hillyer of this city."

February 28, 1935

June 24, 1937

September 1937 "Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hillyer went to Scottsbluff, Nebaska to attend funeral services for the lady's father, George Bender."

November 1938 "Jerry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hillyer, broke his leg while playing."

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