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William R. Workman, sons James and Charles, Laird

William married Elizabeth J. Schubert Sept 16, 1869 in Sangamon County, Illinois.

James was born there March 3, 1873. 

In 1880 Sangamon County,  William is 31, Elizabeth 24, with D. Edward 9, James McD. 6, John A. 4, and Lydia Ann five months.


Olive was born near Falls City Nebraska March 25, 1875.  They attended school together and married in Stella Nebraska in 1894.  They had Mable Bessie May 14, 1895, Mary Myrtle April 21, 1896, Lizzie Adelia August 17, 1897, Cecil Marion February 23, 1898 (Died young) Dora Belle April 7, 1901 and William Earl September 10, 1903.  In 1904 they moved to Champion, Nebraska, where P.O "Pete" February 9, 1907 and Ethel May June 13, 1908 were born.  In Yuma County, Raymond Lloyd "Pat" was born March 27, 1912.

In 1900 Nemaha County, Nebraska William Workman, born September 1848 in Illinois, is widowed, with Leota 15, Katie M. 13, and Charles O., 11. all three born in Nebraska. 

In 1909 James McDonald "Jim" and Olive Ann Veal Workman moved  to Yuma County. 

Charles O proved up land in 4, 4N 43W in 1915, with witnesses John Jack, James Cesist, James Felt, and Guy Montgomery.

On the same page is James Workman, March 1873, Illinois, Olive March 1877, Mabel B. May 1895, Mary M. April 1896, Lizzie D. Aug 1897, and Cecil M. Feb 1899.

In 1910 William Workman 60, Illinois, widowed, is in the Laird precinct with son Charles 18, Nebraska.  On the same page is James M. Workman, 37, Illinois, with Oliva 33, and seven kids.

Myrtle Workman married Jess Spellman March 16, 1913.

That year James' family moved to Kersey, and they lived there until 1928, when they moved back to Yuma County.  Olive died April 24, 1929

1913 "W.R. Workman left for Humboldt, Nebraska, where he will spend the winter with his son."

1914 "Mrs. Charles Workman and little son, Sam, are visiting Mrs. Workman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards."

1914 "Misses Mabel and Lizzie Workman of Kersey, Colorado, are here visiting their sister, Myrtle Workman."

1914 "Mrs. J. Spillman and sister, Mabel Workman, attended the dance at Traxlers last Saturday evening.  They report a fine time."

William proved up two quarters in 10, 3N 43W in 1916.

In 1920 Richardson County, Nebraska William R. Workman 69, is with daughter Katie M. Jack, 27, and her husband John Jack 34.

It's likely that the William Workman 1849-1935 in Prairie Union Cemetery, Richardson County is the Yuma County one, because in the same lot is Elizabeth Workman 1855-1894.

James Workman 1873-1939 and Olive 1878-1929 are buried in Prairie Union, also.

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