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Addison and Adora (Gribble) Dent, Wray

Adison is in Albia, Iowa in 1860, age 2, with Samuel Dent and his second wife Anna (Savage)(Schooley) Samuel is buried in Wayne County, Iowa # 75868781

In 1880 Decatur County, Iowa, Dora Gribble is 13, with parents Samuel Gribble 47 and Eliza 38. Mary is 17, Mable 15, Jennie 8, Frank 6, and Clide 3.

A.S. Dent, born about 1857 to Samuel Dent and Anna Savage, married Dora Gribble in Wayne County Iowa Feb 18, 1883. She was born about 1867 to Samuel Gribble and Eliza Delsaver.

In 1900 Garfield County, Nebraska, Addison Dent born May 1857 is farming, with A. Dora March 1868, Claude E. ??? 1884, Ethel Jan 1887, Mary June 1884, Nettie March 1893, Annie Nov 1895 - all in Iowa - with Samuel June 1899 Nebraska.

In 1910 Garfield County, Addison is 52, Dora 40, Mary G. 20, Anna M. 13, Nettie J. 17, Samuel L. 11, Ernest F. 6, Hildred D. 4 and Mildred B. 1.

In 1920 Hitchcock County, Nebraska, Addison is 62, Dora 52, Samuel L. 20, Ernest F. 15, Hildreth D. 13, Mildred B. 11, and Muriel D. 8.
In 1930 Yuma County, Addison is farming, 72, widowed, with Earnest 25 and Muriel D. 18.

Addison 1857-1944 # 81740951 and Adora 1867-1929 # 81740975 are buried in Wray.


Claude "My name is Michelle Dent Roberts. My great grandfather was Claude Dent. His son Eldon was my grandfather and Robert is my father."
Claude Elmer registered for WWI in Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska, born June 15, 1884, married to Edith May.
Claude is buried in Burwell 1884-1956 # 136620802.


Nettie was born March 27, 1883 in Wayne County Iowa.

In 1920 Hitchcock County, Nebraska, Janette J. is 26, Lynne A. Barnes 24 - living with Frank E. Miler 24 and Anna M. 23 - so they must be sisters.

In 1930 Denver, Lynne A. Barnes is 34, Minnesota, and interior decorator. Nettie J. 34 Iowa was married 13 years ago. Muriel A. 9, Duane A. 8 were born in Nebraska, and Lyle H. 3 in Minnesota.
In 1940 Denver, Nettie Barnes is 47 married but no spouse, with Duane 18, Lyle 13, and Gwendolyn 9, Colorado.
Lynn was living with his mother in Rochester Minnesota in 1940, married but no spouse, a painter. He was in Denver in 1935.

Lynn Barnes registered for WWII in Spokane, with Maude Dallman of Rochester, Minnesota his reference.
Lynn Arlington Barnes 1896-1949 is buried in Spokane, Washington # 144672328.

Their daughter Muriel probably married Joseph Kestel, and they're in Denver in 1940 - Joseph is a butcher, 26, Muriel 19, with Annie Nettie one month.

Duane Arlington Barnes was born April 8, 1922 in McCook Nebraska, dying August 5, 2000. He's buried in San Diego # 72103574.
Gwendolyn O'Dell born Oct 2, 1930, died August 1971. She was married to


Colorado Springs July 6, 1972

Samuel Lorenzo Dent Rites Set Friday Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel for Mr. Dent, 73, died Tuesday in his home. He was born June 26, 1899 in Burwell, Neb. and had been a resident since 1954. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired farmer. He married on Oct. 2, 1922 in McCook , Nebraska.
Survivors include his widow, Lucille Dent; a son, Paul Dent of Wray; five daughters, Ellen Mansfield of Wray, Blanche Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, Maxine Reingardt of Fort Collins, Donna McCourt of Denver;
sisters, Mary Neitz of Washington. Ninette Barnes of Denver. Mildred Dorrance of Cro- vket. Calif., and Muriel Biddinger of California. Chapel of Memories Mortuary is handling arrangements. Samuel is buried in Colorado Springs # 84523853.


Anna married Frank E. Miller, and lived in Wray for many years.


Mary was in Minnesota in 1920, married to Leo "Nitz"
In 1930 Yuma County Mary Neitz is 42, with Ray 19 Nebraska and Annie 16, Minnesota. She's a housekeeper for Harrison Ball 41 Nebraska.

Ray might be the one in 1940 Wray, 31, born in Nebraska, with brother Albert 33, Nebraska, divorced. Albert's sons Charles 12 and John 10 were born in Kansas. Mother Violet 57, widowed born in Iowa is with them.

Albert William Neitz was born June 22, 1907 at Burwell Nebraska, to Ernest Neitz and Gertrude Dent, dying July 1978.
He's buried in Fort Logan, # 36083857.
He might be the 1952 Eckley "Bill Neitz and Tiny Spelts have rented the Jack Peavler garage building here and are open for business for general garage work and car wrecking."

July 29, 1948 - Mrs. Mattie Spelts "who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Al Neitz in Wray Monday night."

Annie Neitz 1913-1932 is buried in Wray, next to grandparents Addison and Adora.
March 27, 1952 the Yuma hospital reported that Mrs. Al W. Neitz of Eckley and little twin daughters were dismissed Sunday.
July 1952 Mrs. Myrtle Neitz and twins Myrtle Marie and Mona Mae were injured in an accident in Morgan County. William Zwirn was killed.
Mrs. Hazel Zwirn was the sister of Mrs. Neitz.
1961 Eckley "Myrtle and Mona Neitz of Fort Morgan are visiting their aunts and uncles in this vicinity for several days."

Everett William (Willie) Neitz, 54, of Brady, formerly of Colorado, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Brady. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Gaylon Morris officiating. A second memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at Eckley Community Church in Eckley, Colo. A private family burial will follow. He was born April 24, 1952, in Wray, Colo. to Charles William and Betty Jean (Redden) Neitz. On April 16, 1977, he and Julie Brown were married in Denver, Colo. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Neitz of Brady; two sons, James Neitz and wife, Cindy, and Billy Neitz, both of Austin; his father, Bill Neitz of Eckley, Colo.; two sisters, Barbara Huser of Loveland, Colo. and Charlene Stowe and husband, Mervin, of Caldwell, Id.; a brother, Barry Neitz and wife, Jan, of Morrison, Ariz.; a grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother-in-law, Ron Huser. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity of choice.

Ernest F. Dent 1904-1960 is buried in Chico, California # 93044282.


Mildred Dent married E.T. Dorrance December 25, 1926, recorded in Yuma County.
In 1930 Yuma County, Evert Dorrance and Mildred V. are both 21, with Voyle A. 1 born in Colorado.
Voyle Addison Dorrance was born Nov 30, 1928 to Everett Dorrance and Mildred B. Dent, dying May 1978.

In 1940 Contra Costa County, California, Mildred Dorrance is 31, divorced, with Voyle A. 11 in Colorado and Dolores 8, Nebraska.
1961 Santa Cruz "Kenneth R. Maus - bridegroom - parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Maus of Bellevue, Wash.....Among those from out of town was the bridegroom's grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Dorrance of Watsonville."


Muriel Dent married A.A. Biddinger March 3, 1931, recorded in Yuma County.

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