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Lyman C. Ault, Alvin



In 1920 Chase County, Nebraska, "Clare" Ault is a produce dealer, 33, born in Kansas, with Nellie 27 Nebraska. Glen is 8, Sylvia 7, Golide 5, Pearl 4, Ruby 3, and Opal 1, all born in Nebraska.

Lyman Clair Ault 1880-1931 is buried in Jewell County, Kansas, dying in Colby, Kansas. Nellie Adelphia )Fuqua) Ault 18911977 is buried iwth him.
Lyman Clair Ault was born on the old home farm near Ionia, Kansas October 28, 1880 where he spent his young life. December 4, 1910 he was married to Nellie Fuqua at Lamar Nebraska.
He was united with the Christian Church at Lamar, Nebraska in 1909.

He passed away in his sleep to a heart attack at the age of 50 years and 9 months July 22, 1931 at Colby Kansas where he was harvesting.

To this union ten children were born, five sons and five daughters. Glen, Sylvia, Goldie, Pearl, Ruby, Opal, William, Wayne, Clifton and Raymond.

They lived at Lamar, Nebraska the first eleven years of their married life. In 1921 they moved to Decatur, Arkansas where they lived for just over one year. On September 9, 1923 they left Arkansas with nine children by covered wagon for a farm four miles north east of Ionia, Kansas arriving September 30. He lived here until he passed away.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Nellie and ten children all of the home. Also he leaves an aged mother and four brothers, Roy of Washington, Turner and family of Athens, Dr. L. E. and family of Esbon and Glen and family of Hobart, Oklahoma and many friends and neighbors.

Clair was a loving and devoted husband and father. He will be sadly missed by this family and neighbors.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the United Brethren Church in Ionia by Rev. Leater Farbs. Burial in the Ionia (Athens) Cemetery


Nellie was the daughter of Samual Cutis Fuqua 1863-1928 and Rose Olivia COvert 1862-1940, and was born in Chase County.
"Ruby Sutton (Ruby Rooker), age 100, the 5th of 10 children born to Lyman Clair and Nellie Fuqua Ault, was born December 29, 1916 near Lamar, in Chase County Nebraska. She died on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Hilltop Lode in Beloit, Kansas. At age 5, Ruby moved with her parents and siblings to Decator, Arkansas where they lived for 1/5 years. In 1923, they decided to move to Ionia, Kansas because of her father's failing health. On September 9, 1923, they began their trip to Ionia by covered wagon. Ruby's fondest memories were of her childhood growing up with her siblings and the siblings remaining close throughout their lives.
Ruby attended Center Grade School, graduating in 1931. She attended high school at Ionia and Athens, graduating from Ionia High School in 1935. She was baptized at the McCabe Chapel in Jewell County in November of 1934 and became a member of the EUB Church in Ionia.
Ruby married Arthur F. Rooker on January 1, 1940. Art passed away in April of 1970. Art and Ruby ran the Ionia Telephone Company, where Ruby worked as a telephone operator for 25 years. For four years during the time they ran the telephone company, they also can the Cream Station at Ionia. Ruby also served as Postmaster at Ionia for 28 years and retired from that position in August of 1987.
Ruby married Don L. Sutton from Pleasanton, Kansas in December of 1976 and they continued living in Ionia. Don passed away in December of 2003. Ruby moved to Hilltop Lodge in Beloit in May of 2004.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and both of her husbands.
She is survived by her children, Ilene Schnorr of Wichita Falls, TX, Roger Rooker (Jamie Lamb) of Beloit, KS; step-daughter-in-law, Susan Sutton of Las Vegas NV; and grandchildren Mark Schnoor (Tammy) of Burkburnett, TX, Eric Rooker (Elaine) of Topeka, KS, and Mike Sutton of Federal Way, WA.
Ruby was cremated. A graveside service at the Athens Cemetery will be March 11th at 11:00 am. Memorials may be given to the Ionia United Methodist Church or Athens Cemetery."



ANOTHER LYMAN
Possibly he's the one in 1880 Lorain County, Ohio, 29, a wheelwright, with Susan , 26, both born in Ohio.

Lyman, age 28, married Julia F. McCowen in Pottawatomie County, KaNsas on November 4, 1888.

1906 Laclede, Kansas "Lyman Ault of Missouri is visiting relatives here.."

In 1910 Pottawattamie County, Lyman is 49 -first marriage, born in Ohio, with Julia F. 43 born in Kansas. Hattie 20, Grover 17, Roy 16, Mary 11, Etta 7, Josephine 5, and Lenah 2 were all born in Kansas.
Lyman proved up two quarters in section 4, 4N 43W and the adjoining section 33, 5N 43W in 1920.

In 1920 Pottawattamie County, Lyman is 59, Julia 52, Loretta 17, Josei 13, and Lena 12. Roy 25 is next door, married to Pearl 22.

Westmoreland, Kansas 1921 "Lois and Malcolm Drake spent Thursday and Friday with their sister, Mrs. Grover Ault.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ault and son, Lyman, spent Sunday evening at Lyman Ault's."

1923 Westmoreland "Oliver Slifer, who lives near Irv... attended the dance at Lyman Ault's, Saturday evening."

In 1925 Phillips County, Kansas, Lyman is 64, Julia 58, Loretta 22, Lena 17, and Josephine Taylor 20 divorced with Joanna Taylor 2.

In 1930, Lyman and Julia have only Lena 22, and a granddaughter Joan Taylor, 7.

In 1940 they have Le Ann Taylor 17 and a hired man.

Lyman 1860-1854 is buried in Laclede, Pottawatomie County, with Julia 1867-1953.

THIS MUST BE A NEPHEW September 15, 1977 Salina, Kansas "The funeral for Mrs. Nellie Adelphia Fuqua Ault, 86, longtime resident of the Ionia community, was Aug. 27 at the Ionia United Methodist Church, the Revs. Arnold Korb and Jim Swank officiating.
Mrs. Ault died Aug. 23 at St. Joseph's hospital, Concordia. She had been living at St. Ann's home, Concordia.
She was born Aug. 2, 1891, in Chase county, Neb., and had lived in the Ionia area since 1923. Surviving are 4 sons, Bill, Hays; Wayne and Raymond, both of Topeka, and Clifton, Ionia; 5 daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Arroyo, Grande, Calif.; Mrs. Goldie Pate and Mrs. Ruby Sutton, both of Ionia; Mrs. Pearl Diers, Concordia, and Mrs. Opal Hall, Sterling; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and 5 step-great- grandchildren. Burial was in Athens cemetery. "

Edward died February 5, 1981. "Edward Leroy Ault was born August 17, 1894, northeast of Laclede near the Vermillion River. His father, Lyman Ault, came to Kansas in 1885 and settled near Laclede, he married Julia McKown, daughter of James Andrew and Saphronia (Torrey) McKown. The McKown family came to Pottawatomie county in 1861. The Ault family moved to a farm Edward's father bought when Edward was eight years old, where the father spent the rest of his life. Edward was one of nine children, one died when about two. Edward is a man of many names. He uses the name Roy but to most he is known as "Stub". He has been called "Stub" as long as he can remember and he thinks it is because as a child he was as wide as he was tall. On December 29, 1919, he married Pearl Drake, daughter of Ed and Maude Drake. They moved three miles west of Belvue but a few years later moved back to home country, seven miles northwest of Belvue. He lived there until he moved to Havensville in 1972. Stub and Pearl had two children, Lyman, born in 1920 and he died in 1969. He married Margaret Humfeld, from Clay Center and they had two children, Mary Margaret and Marcia Ann. Their other child, Marcia, born in 1923, married Louis Smith and they are the parents of four children, Mona, Steve, Mark and Jeff. "

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