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Cora G. Cunningham Courtney
Cora was born to William and Rebecca (Thornburg) Cunningham on May 31, 1872 in Delaware County, Indiana
She married Ernest Edward Courtney March 28, 1894 in Wray.
1904 the Wray Circle 373 Women of Woodcraft recorded "our esteem an worth and regret at the sudden death" of Ernest E. Courtney, son of neighbor Mary Courtney, brother to neighbors Otis and Charles Courtney, husband to Gertrude Courtney
February 19, 1904
Earnest Edgar Courtney was born in Macoupin County Illinois Oct. 18, 1867 died at his late home in Wray Colorado Feb. 13, 1904 age 36 years 3 months and 25 days. He spent the most of his life in Illinois with his parents coming to Wray Colorado April 10, 1886. Here he married Gertrude Cunningham, and to this union one child was born. About six years ago began the illness that resulted in his death. For a year past the deceased has been in constantly failing health at times suffering intensely. In the midst of his suffering he was patient and resigned though hopeful of return cf health. The end came peacefully at about 2 o'clock Saturday morning.
Death came and took away the spirit leaving only the clay casket. The deceased was characterized as one of good morals and uprightness. He affiliated himself with the local organization of Independent Order of Odd Fellows in which he was in good standing at the time of his death. The vacant chair the silent voice the faded countenance speak to us of death.
May we find the life in the Christ who is the conqueror of death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday Febr. 14 at the M. E. church conducted by the pastor C. W. Cunningham assisted by Rev. G. C. Johnson of the Christian Church. The body was laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery by the local organization of the I.O.O.F.
1905 Mrs. Gertrude Courtney, who has been up at Julesburg with her sister, Miss Rola Cunningham, for some time returned to Wray last Saturday and will remain here. Mrs. Courtney had been quite ill for some time, and desired to be at home
1909 she was assisting in the Sisson Clothing Co. store a portion of the week.
In 1910 Denver Gertrude, clerking in a store has "H. Earl" 14, and C Rola and Minnie, both teachers, are living with her.
1912 Earl Courtney, who has been attending the Manuel (sic) Training School in Denver the past two yars, came down Sunday to spend the summer vacation. Earl will be with his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Courtney, at her claim northwest of town.
1912 Ernest Weatherfield was a Wray visitor Saturday, from his ranch northwest. He was aconpanied by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Courtney, from her claim near the Weatherfield ranh.
Cora proved up two quarters in 11, 3N 45W in 1916. Witnesses were George and William Rose, Otto B. Finn, and Clyde E. Cunningham, all of Wray.
1916 Gertrude was the petitioner for the estate of W.W. Cunningham -heirs were Rebecca J. Cunningham, Minnie Cunningham, Ida S. Rush, Gertrude Courtney, Lydia S. Weatherfield, Rolla Luxon (nee Cunningham), Blanch E. Cunningham, Clyde E. Cunningham, Perry D. Cunningham, Cash C. Cunningham (now deceased; Anna Cunningham, Anna Cunningham, Ethel Cunningham, Everett Cunningham, heirs of Cash G. Cunningham.
1917 Earl Courtney returned Sunday afternoon to Denver after visiting his mother and grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Courtney and Mrs. Rebecca Cunningham from Friday until Sunday.
Betty is buried in Seward, Nebraska.
Betty Lee (Courtney) Endicott was born June 16, 1929 in Wray, Colorado, the daughter of William H. and Effie (Maxwell) Courtney and passed away in Seward, Nebraska on November 25, 2011 at the age of 82 years, 5 months, 9 days. Betty attended school in Wray, Colorado. On September 14, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to Russell Nelson Endicott, Jr. in St. Francis, Kansas. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Donald, Linda, Richard, Judy and Kelly. The Endicott family moved to Seward in 1954 and Russ and Betty were the owners of Doc's IGA, Russ's ShurSave and Pac N Save, all in Seward. Betty was a 5o plus year member of the Seward United Methodist Church. Other memberships included Seward VFW Post No. 4755 Auxiliary and a proud member of the "E.L.K." Club and the "M.E.L.D." Club.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russ Endicott in 2006; her son-in-law, Jim Sommerfeld; brother, William Courtney; three sisters, Mary Cunningham, Mabel Middleton and Norma Rolfsmeier; two grandchildren, Courtney Endicott and Charles Endicott.
Betty is survived by her children and their spouses, Donald and Nancy Endicott of Wayne, Linda and Steve Schmidt of Lincoln, Richard and Connie Endicott of Seward, Judy Sommerfeld of Seward, Kelly and Jim Dingwell of Lincoln; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, James and Willie Courtney of Laird, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Robert Yates of Lincoln; cousins and a host of friends.
In 1920 Earl is a chemist in a laboratory, working for Adolphus Von Schulz, 77.
Harry Earl Courtney is living in a boarding house in San Francisco in 1930 - a chemist, - he said he was married, but no spouse.
And then in 1920 Denver Gertrude Courtney, 47, born in Indiana, a school teacher is with her mother Rebecca J. Cunningham and sister Minnie 47.
One tree said Cora Gertrude Cunningham married Charles H. Allerton.
He was born March 14, 1873 in Madison County, Ohio to James S. and Philenio Hallen Allerton.
(James Henry Allerton 1837-1912 is buried in Franklin County, Ohio # 8475423.)
If that's the one, he might be the 1900 Wichita Kansas, 1910 Montgomery County, Kansas, registering for WWI in Eastland, born Mar 10, 1873, nearest relative Russell Allerton, brother, of Springfield, Ohio - an oil field worker most of the time. - so he very well could have been in Casper in the 1920's
The 1930 Polk County, Arkansas census - Charles Allerton, 52 born in Ohio, first married at age 20, is married to Gertrude, 55, born in Indiana. No occupation listed for either.
The 1934 Casper directory has a Chas. H. Allerton (Gertrude) rancher, living at 1405 E 2d. and Rebecca J. Cunningham (wid Wm. W) at the same address.
In 1940 Casper Gertrude Allerton, widowed, is with her mother Rebecca.
Ida Sidora Cunningham, per one tree, was born Nov 6, 1868, married Otto Irving Rush December 25, 1887 in Wray, and died April 11, 1961, buried in Salt Lake City. The FindAGrave listing for their daughter Dorothy May Rush Loertscher says she was born July21, 1914 in Littleton.
Otto - 1836-1943 is buried in Garfield County, Colorado.
Courtney, Charles 1876 1957 2 11 43 6
Courtney, Donna Mae 1934 10/27/1934 4 7 26 7
Courtney, E. Wray 1888 1958 2 15 58 2
Courtney, Ella B. 1883 1927 2 11 43 5
Courtney, Elmer Everett 5/9/1919 9/19/1927 2 15 58 3
Courtney, Gussie 1888 1974 2 15 58 1
Courtney, Henry 1844 1899 4 7 26 1
Courtney, Julie Kay 3/9/1959 12/25/2006 10 10 39 1f
Courtney, Mary Stults 10/23/1848 12/25/1930 4 7 26 5
Courtney, Unknown 4 7 26 6
Courtney, Unknown 4 7 26 8
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