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Fred J. and Emma E. (Dibble) Earl, Alvin

In 1900 Osborne County, Kansas, Charles Earl is 53, Ellen L. 44, with Willard 23, Walter 20, Frdd 18, Elton A. 15, Clark 13, Katie 11, Maybelle7, and Clara 4. Willard and the parents were born in Michigan, all the other kids born in Kansas.

In 1885 Osborne County, C.F. "Dibblee" is 36, P.E. 31, with J.C., 5 and E.E. 2.

Emma Dibble is in Osborne County in 1900, born July 1883 in Kansas. C.F. is farming, born Dec 1847 in Michigan, married 22 years to P.E. Jan 1853 Indiana. James August 1879, Emma, and Jesse Nov 1885 were born in Kanssa.

Charles Francis Dibble 1847-1927 is buried in Rooks County, Kansas # 63743561, with Phoebe Eliza (Priddy) Dibble 1853-1924 # 63749117.

Fred and Emma are in Osborne County in 1905.

In 1910 Osborne County, Fred is 28, Emma 26, married five years. Emma has had four kids, one living. That's Opal, 4, all born in Kansas.

December 13, 1917 Wray "C.F. Dibbel and wife, of Kansas, who had been visiting at the Fred Earl home north of town, left Tuesday evening on their return trip."

Fred Jesse Earl registered for WWI in Yuma County, living in section 8 of 4N 43W, born Nov 22, 1882.
His wife was Emma Estelle Earl, both of Alvin.

Fred cash-claimed 40 acres in section 9 (surrounded by John E. Paynter's claim) and proved up 80 acres in section 17 in 1919. , 4N 43W. His witnesses for the homestead were Hiram Kern, Jack Wackle (probably Wachle), Charles Workman, and George Hebert.

January 4, 1918 "C. A. Porter and Fred J. Earl, from near Alvin, returned this morning from Denver where they purchased Section l6-4n-43, sold yesterday by the State Board of land Commissioners. The land brought an average of $20.75 per acre. Mr. Earl purchased the north half and Mr. Porter the south half. Mr. Earl is the gentleman who some time ago purchased the Harmon north ranch, and he is buckling in in a systematic way at improving that section of the country."

In 1920 Yuma County, Fred is 38, Emma 36, Opal 14, Raymond 7, and Bertha 3.

In 1930 Yuma County, Fred is 48, Emma 46, Raymond 17, and Bertha 12.

With them are daughter Jessie O., 24 Wisdom and her husband Lawrence W. 26. Dale Wisdom is 3, Richard E. newborn.

In 1940 Yuma County, Fred and Emma have only Bertha E. 21.

Raymond is next to them, 27, with Opal 25, both born in Colorado. (This is Edna Opal Twiss, daughter of Robert 1895-1965 and Indiana Ruth (Stecker) Twiss 1895-1984.

Fred 1882-1957 is buried in Wray # 81743766, with Emma E. 1883-1975 # 63559357.


In 1921 Lawrence Wisdom was the librarian at the Happy Valley Union Sunday school at District No. 20, at the Happy Valley school house, fifteen miles northwest of Wray.

In 1940 Yuma County, William L. Wisdom is farming, 37, born in Iowa, with Jessie 34 Kansas. Lawrence is 13, Richard D. 10, and Carol J. 2.

Lawrence Wisdom 1903-1960 is buried in Wray # 30593319. He's in the same block as Emma and Fred Earl, Jessie Wisdom 1905-1998 # 68939981 , and Dale Wisdom 1926-1977.

Jessie had married Spencer Newbanks in 1966.

1967 "Sunday dinner guests at the Spencer Newbanks home were her mother, Mrs. Emma Earl, and the DIck Wisdom family."

Spencer's obituary mentions Carol and Darrell Oakley of Rapid City, S.D., Dick and Lois Wisdom, Eunice Wisdom, and Don Wisdom of Wray.


Bertha E. Stauffer 1917-2005 is buried in Fort Morgan # 68503156, with Verl E. 1911-2003 # 68503141.
Verl Stauffer had married Ruby Allen on June 12, 1934, recorded in Logan County.
In 1940 Morgan County, Verl E. is divorced, 29, living with parents Harry and Cora Stauffer.


In 1940 Yuma County, Fred and Emma have only Bertha E. 21.

Raymond is next to them, 27, with Opal 25, both born in Colorado. (This is Edna Opal Twiss, daughter of Robert 1895-1965 and Indiana Ruth (Stecker) Twiss 1895-1984. <
Raymond is buried in Wray 1913-1979 # 81743865. So is his wife Edna Opal (Twiss) Earl 1915-1989.

1965 "Mrs. Van Horn accompanied Velma Stuteville and her daughter, Mrs. Ivan Earl and girls to Denver. While there she will visit with another daughter and family, the P.C. Southwells."

The East Yuma history book says Ivan Nelson Earl married Donna Stuteville - "Gerald (Red) Stuteville, 70, of Wray, Colorado, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Medical Center of Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, after a short illness. His daily activities had slowed considerably when his health took a turn for the worse. Being an avid Broncos fan, he always enjoyed professional and college football, the Colorado Rockies, basketball games, drag racing, refurbishing and tinkering with anything that didn’t work correctly. He was a master of woodworking – building furniture and a huge variety of things. Red was a very hard worker all his life – was really a jack of all trades. He served in the Army, worked for Sessions Construction, and operated his own business for many years – Red’s Trash Service. Red is survived by two sons, Gerald (Bub) and Brent Stuteville, grandsons Josh and Matt Stuteville and granddaughter Annaleigh Stuteville; siblings Lonna Casaliggi of the Bronx, New York, Donna Earl of Wray and Lynette Sparks of Hotchkiss; nieces and nephews James Presley of Knoxville, Tennessee; Donna Casaliggi and Lisa LaBarbera of the Bronx, New York and John Casaliggi of Flushing, New York; Pam Kiser of Vernon, Patty Hendrix of Holyoke, Julia Boren of Montrose and Evan Earl of Wray; Camilla Kim of Bend, Oregon and Josh Sparks of Hotchkiss. A Celebration of Life gathering for Red will be held from 1 to 5pm Friday, February 10 at his shop at 32062 South Railway, Wray."

In 1985, Mabel Little died, and one of her three daughters was Marlis and husband, Gerald Stuteville of Wray, Colorado.

In February 2005 David DeWitt started dating Marlis Stuteville, accepting each other as soul mates and life partners in July 2006.

Emma's brother James moved to Florida, a well driller in Osceola County.
1953 Kissimmee, Florida "The third well at the municipal utility plant was completed yesterday by J. C. Dibble, contractor for the job."

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