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Isaac L. and Rachel (England) Bender, Alvin

In 1880 Nodaway County, Missouri, Isaac is 1, with S. P. Bender, 35, Mariah 26 - both born in Ohio. George 6 and Thomas 4 in Iowa, and Isaac in Missouri.

In 1885 Pawnee County, Kansas, S.P. Bender is 42, M. J. 29, George 11, Thomas 9, Isaac 6, William 4, and Lura 1.

Maria Jarusha Humphrey Bender died April 4, 1890, per one tree.
FindaGrave # 155882997 has her dying April 4, 1891 in Cherokee County, buried in Galena .

In 1895 Jewell County, Kansas, Rachel A. England is 7, with parents Ed 35 and S. L. 32 England 35. Amos is 13, R. C. 12, Benj E. 10, Nett M. 9, Rachel 7, Clara 6, Amy 4, Lilly 2, and a newborn daughter.

In 1900 Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, E.G. is 40, Susan 38, Amos 18, Abraham 17, Cora 15, Nettie 13, Rachel 12, Clara 10, Perry 9, Lillie 8, Ida 6, Albert 3, Aggie 2, and Ola two months.

James Coast, age 34, married Cora E. (England) on December 15, 1904 in Independence, Kansas.

Lura Elizabeth Bender was born Nov 14, 1883 in Iowa to Simon Bender and Mariah Humphrey, dying May 1, 1969 in Pomona, California.

Mary Bell Bender was born October 5, 1886 in Larned Kansas, and died March 6, 1977 in Pomona, California.

In 1895 Cherokee County, Kansas, S. P. Bender is 51, George 21, Isaac 16, W.L. 14, L.E. 11, M.B. 8, and R.E. 4.

In 1900 Cherokee County, Simon Bender is widowed, born June 1843 in Ohio. Isaac September 1878 in Missouri, Lura Nov 1884 Iowa, Mary Oct 1885 and Robert May 1890 in Kansas.

Simon P. Bender, age 61, died in Jasper County, Missouri January 3, 1906.

James Coast, age 34, married Cora E. (England) on December 15, 1904 in Independence, Kansas.

This was the second marriage for Cora. She had married George Bender, who died in 1904, per one tree.
This is probably the George Bender - January 14, 1876- Nov 18, 1902 buried in Washington County, Oklahoma # 31939506.

Robert James Bender 1890-1919 is buried in Miami, Oklahoma # 167321355 "A hard rock lead and zinc miner, age 30, died with tuberculosis on Jun 6, 1919.
Father Simon Bender and mother M. I. Humphrey Bender.
Interment was at the G.A.R. cemetery, Miami. "

I.L. Bender married Rachel England, both of Joplin, on October 19, 1902 in Joplin , Missouri
In 1910 Yuma County, Isaac is farming, 34, born in Missouri, married six years to Rachel 22 born in MKanss, with Cecil 5 born in Oklahoma.

Isaac proved up a quarters in section 1, 4N 43W in 1913.
The same year he was a witness for the claim of Craft Coast for land in 22 and 27, with other witnesses Guy Montgomery, William A. Shroyer, and Guy Shrader
April 23, 1913 "Isaac Bender's are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby girl at their home."

July 16, 1914 "Mrs. James Coast spent Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. O.O. Bender."

Isaac Levi Bender registered for WWI with an address of Hurst, Texas County, Missouri, born Sept 5, 1878, with wife Rachel Anna Bender.

Isaac is farming in Missouri in 1920, Texas County, with Rachel, Cecil, Opal M. 7 and Amy R. 6 both born in Colorado, and George 2 in Missouri.

In 1930 they are in Jewell County, Kansas, Isaac 51, Rachael 41, Cecil 25, Opal 17, Amy 16, George 13, and Edith 7.

Still in Jewell County in 1940, Isaac is a farm laborer, 61, Rachel 51, and Albert 12 (must be months, not years). (Clarence A. Bender maried Lena M. Waits on February 14, 1967 in San Diego, California, born about 1938.

1969 Burr Oak "Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Bender and Mr. George Bender of Denver, Colorado were Sunday afternoon callers at the Perry England home."

Isaac 1878-1972 is buried in Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kansas # 24186326.

Rachel (England) Bender 1888-1971 is on the same stone. She was the daughter of Edward 1857-1931 and Susan England 1864-1948.

Cecil Guy Bender, a garage mechanic, born February 2, 1905 at Ramona, Oklahoma, died May 29, 1961 in Sedalia, Missouri, to be buried in Stover cemetery.
He's buried with Ida M. 1910-1986, # 52020794.

Opal May (Bender) Hoskins 1912-1990 is buried in Buchanan County, Iowa # q138748549, with Vincen L. 1908-1989.

In 1940 Jewell County, George E. Bender is doing odd jobs, 22, married to Marla 15. They're living with her parents Frank 53 and Sadie 49 Shackelton.

1969 Burr Oak "Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Bender and Mr. George Bender of Denver, Colorado wee Sunday afternoon ccallers at the Perry England home."

November 1991 "Frances Burgess and Jim Burgess attended the wedding of Jim Bender in Colorado on Saturday. Jim Bender is the son of Maria (Shackelton) Raines."

George, born November 27, 1917 at Bado, Missouri, Died Sept 22, 2000.
His last residence was Golden, Colorado. He's buried in Burr Oak # 24006624, with a broken headstone.

September 22, 2016


In 1940 Jewell County, Amie R. is 27, born in Colorado, married to Raymond M. Balty 28 born in Kansas. Donald E. 2 was born in Oregon.

December 1981

1991 "A Saturday evening visitor in the home of Mr.a nd Mrs. Raymond Balty was Duretta Meek from Oklahoma City. Tuesday visitors and overnight guests wee Amie's brother Albert and wife Lena Bender from Darby, Montana."

Raymond 1912-2003 is buried in Jewell County # 7919060, with Amie R. 1913-2006 # 58896129
"The former Amie Rachel Bender was born March 31, 1913, in the sod house her father built near Wray, Colorado. She married Raymond M. Balty on December 25, 1931, in Jewell County, Kansas. He died September 27, 2003. "

MILAN, Ill. — Donald Eugene Balty was carefully transferred from the loving hands of his family into the arms of his heavenly Father at 10 a.m., on Jan. 8, 2009, at his home in Milan. He was 71 years old.
A second funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. near his boyhood home in Mankato, Kan. Don will be interred at Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Kan., where he will be awaiting Resurrection morning. Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
He was born in Nyssa, Ore., on May 24, 1937, the only child of Rev. Raymond and Amie (Bender) Balty. Donald made Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior at the age of 15.
Donald fell in love with Glenda Garton as they returned to Kansas with their parents from the first conference of the Bible Missionary Church in Denver, Colo., in 1956. They became engaged three months later and married on April 19, 1957.
Before moving to Illinois, Donald had lived in Scottsbluff where he was in the insurance business and his three children were born here. Don owned and operated First Choice Auto Sales Center, Rock Island, for 16 years. He was a member of the Illinois Auto Dealers Association and the National Independent Auto Dealers Association. A member of the Coal Valley Bible Missionary Church, Donald lived a life of integrity, devoted to God and his family. He had many interests among which were collecting books, cars and travel.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Glenda; and three children, Tim (and Carolyn) of Fairbanks, Alaska, Lisa (and Charles) Croyle of Des Moines, Iowa, and David (and Amy) of Atlanta, Ga. Don and Glenda have seven grandchildren.

"On the south side of the cemetery, a small tent will be staked next to monuments that bear the names, “Isaac and Rachel Bender,” and “Raymond and Amie Balty.” A few moments later, Reverend Paul Eversole will commit my father’s body to the earth, his soul to God."


June 3, 1992 Mankato, Kansas "Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Balty Memorial weekend were sister, Edith Mahaffy, Hutchinson; brother George Bender, Augura Colorado, niece Delta Steiner and hisband Dick and daughter Rochelle, Hutchinson. Nephew, BUtch Mahaffy and wife Deb, Beloit, also visited."

June 1993 "Edith Mahaffy, Hutchinson, visited her sister and husband, M/M R. M. Balty. Other visitors have been George Bender and daughter, Bonnie, of Colorado."

Edith Ruth Bender was born December 3, 1920 at Cabool, Texas County, Missouri, dying as Mahaffy January 9, 2002.
She's buried in Burr Oak, Jewell County # 108506333.
In the same lot is Don P. Mahaffy 1909-1985.

January 9, 2002.


1991 "A Saturday evening visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Balty was Duretta Meek from Oklahoma City. Tuesday visitors and overnight guests wee Amie's brother Albert and wife Lena Bender from Darby, Montana."

Lena M. Bender, born May 9, 1937, died November 15, 2007, last residence Darby, Ravalli County, Montana.
Clarence Albert Bender, age 87 of Darby, Montana died in January 2016, Stevenson Funera,l Homes, Miles City and Forsyth, Montana.

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