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Jacob L. Heald

In 1880 Guthrie County, Iowa, Jacob is 15, a farm laborer for Samuel 43 and Sarah E. 38 Heald. He was born in Ohio, Sam in Pennsylvania, Sarah in New Jersey. James 14 was born in Ohio, Cary H. 9 in Iowa and Charles D. 2 in Iowa.

James is a teacher in 1885 Guthrie County, Samuel widowed, J. L. 19, Carrie 14, and Charles 6.

Jacob cash-claimed a quarter in 28, 3N 48W in 1890, near a number of other 1890-1891 cash claimants.

In 1900 Mesa County Colorado - Pomona, an irrigated district - Jacob is farming, born Feb 1864. He has a William and Margaret Moore, both born in Kansas, working for him.

J.L. Heald and Farie M. Reed married January 24, 1904, recorded in Mesa County.

In 1910 Mesa County, Jacob, a fruit grower, 46 has been married six years to "Fairie" 32 born in Illinois. Thyra is 5, Maria 1, both born in Colorado.

September 8, 1911 "Lincoln Heald and Dick Jenkins have been to the Cottonwood lakes on a fishing trip, and report that the fishing is fine.
Ralph Reed's peaches and plums are beginning to ripen, and are of a very fine quality.
Miss Vivian Reed accompanied her sister, Mrs. Lincoln Heald, as far as Palisade where she expects to attend high school the coming winter."

1912 Molina, Mesa County (probably the home of Fairie's family) "Lincoln Heald and family returned to their home near Grand Junction, Saturday."

In 1920 Mesa County, Jacob is 55, Sarah M. 42, Thyra G. 15, and Marie E. 11.


In 1930 Denver, J.L. is managing an apartment house, 66, Fairie M. 52, Tyra G. 25 is an assistant librarian, and Mavie E. 21.

Jacob is in the Pueblo state hospital in 1940. The 1932 record in Denver probate might be a declaration of insanity....

Jacob L. Heald 1864-1946 is buried in Crown Hill # 146363180. FindaGrave # 80935968 says Sarah E. Heald dying July 17, 1880 in Guthrie County was his mother.

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 5 - September 17, 1946

Thanks to the Mesa County Library for the obituary.

Fairie (Reed) Heald 1877-1937 has an ornate stone in Denver Fairmount, # 32208385. (One tree says her parents are Samuel Park Reed 1853-1927 buried in Mesa County # 48834970 and Sarah E. Reed 1855-1943 # 48834988.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 16 - September 5, 1937 Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 13 - September 12, 1937

In 1940 Jefferson County, Colorado, Thyra is 35, single, sister-in-law of Mary Wilkins 60 widowed.

Mavis E. Heald married John Alslike December 24, 1937, recorded in Douglas County, Colorado.

Mavis is married to John Alseike in 1940 Jefferson County, Colorado, 31, a teacher.

Mavis Esda (Heald) Alseike is buried in Crown Hill 1908-1978 # 122232430.

Thyra Sindt 1904-1981 is buried in Fresno California # 59449395, with Alfred Sindt 1892-1976.

July 1907 Wray Rattler- "We notice by a Cleveland, Ohio, paper that Miss Lillian Heald of Denver, is visiting in that city. Miss Heald taught school here a couple of years ago and has been elected to a position here the coming year."

January 11, 1912
We are called upon again this week to chronicle the death of another one of Wray's most popular young women in the person of Mrs. Lillian M. Mitten, wife of Oliver L. Mitten, which is no easy task as the passing away of this beloved lady causes a sad feeling to creep over us as it did over the community when word was received from Denver Saturday morning that she had passed to her Eternal Home on Friday night, January 5, 1912. Some three weeks ago Mrs. Mitten was taken sick with la grippe and about a week before her death it was discovered that she was suffering with a mastoid abscess. She was immediately taken to Denver where five of the best doctors and surgeons of that city held a consultation and it was decided that an operation was tho only way to save her life and then she only had one chance out of a hundred for getting well. All of these doctors were present at the operation at which time it was discovered that the mastoid bone was already eaten out and very little hope was had after this discovery. It is thought by the doctors that the abscess had been forming ever since Mrs. Mitten was a small child when she had the measles which seemed to settle in her ear, causing her considerable trouble about hearing, besides once in awhile she would have a sharp pain in her ear, causing her to have a headache. Had it been discovered in time of course it could have beon cured, but as it was recovery was hopeless.... Lillian M. Heald came to Wray from Ponca, Nebraska, in 1904 and taught in the schools two years. During the term of 06 and 07 she taught in Gunnison, Colo., after which she returned to Wray and taught another year. On the 16th day of July, 1908, she was married to Oliver L. Mitten at Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Mitten began establishing a home, which at tho present time is something to bo proud of, and it seems sad that Mrs. Mitten should be called from the earthly home of which she took so much pride. She often said her home was just like she wanted it which made her happy. The funeral services wero held in the Presbyterian church with Rev. J. L. Cameron of Brush, Colo., preaching tho sermon. The choir, of which she had been a member, furnished the music. The father and brother of Cleveland, Ohio, were kept away from the funeral on account of sickness in the home, as was her sister, who lives in Allen, Nebr., prevented from attended. Tho members of tho Eastern Star, of which she was a member, performed their part of the ceremony at the church which was very touching. The business houses of tho town were closed and a very large crowd gathered at the church to pay their last respects to the deceased and to show their sympathy to the lonely husband, Mr. Mitten and the other loved ones have the sympathy of tho entire community in this their hour of distress.

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