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Malinda (Helton) Arnold, Emma L. (Fuller) Arnold, Wauneta

In 1870 Boone County, Indiana, Joshua S. Helton is head "sawer" in a mill, 34, born in Kentucky, Carlita 30 in Indiana, Malinda 10, Elmira 8, Reuben 5, and Lucinda 3, all kids born in Indiana.
In 1880 Webster County, Nebraska, Joshua is 44, Carleste 41, Joseph 14 [Reuben], Ida 12, Maggie 9, Mary 7, and Jany 4. All the kids were born in Indiana, except Jany in Illinois.

Joshua S. Helton was born at Glasgow, Kentucky, January 17, 1835, and died at Lawrence, Nebraska, February 20, 1907, being 72 years, 1 month and 3 days old. In 1853 his father and family moved from Glasgow to Whitley county, Indiana.

Here on March 25, 1858, he was united in marriage to Corlista Smith, who passed away February 5, 1896 (sic).
(Corlista (Smith) Helton 1844-1894 is buried in Lincoln County, Oklahoma # 29953624.)

Ten children were born to this union, two sons and eight daughters, three of whom have preceded the father in death, six daughters and one son survive him.
August 15, 1862, he enlisted in Co. G, 79th Regiment of Indiana Vol. Infantry and was honorably discharged in August 1865. On February 24, 1898, he was married to Mary Jane McNew, who survives him. He united with the M.E. church at Blue Hill, Neb., 23 years ago. Deceased served his country when loyal Americans were called upon by President Lincoln to help preserve this union. He lost two fingers of the left hand by a rebel minnie ball and saw much active service during his three years enlistment. [In January 1884 he was granted a pension of $3.00, residing at Blue Hill, Webster County, Nebraska.]

The funeral services were held at the M.E. church the large crowd occupying almost every foot of available space in the building. Rev. Cole of Fairfield, delivering a most excellent sermon - thoroughly interesting and filled with the best christian influence. Interment was made in the Lawrence cemetery. - Lawrence (From Lawrence Locomotive)

The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, February 28, 1907; pg. 5

Joseph R. Helton 1866-1953 is buried in Webster County # 29040542.

Ida Hilton, age 18, married Frank P. Wager, age 26, in Webster County August 31, 1884.
In 1900 Jasper County, Missouri, Ida is married six years to Charsles Deveney, born July 1857 in Illinois. Ida was born April 1868 -Missouri - but that must be wrong). Ivy E. Wager born May 1885 in Nebraska, Charles 8 and Mariah 2 in Indian Teritory.

Luida Deveney, born April 24, 1868 in Indiana, died in Solano Cou nty, California March 16, 1948, father Hilton.

The "Jany" in the 1880 census might be the Elgenia Tilbury 1875-1956 buried in Longmont, Colorado # 52657666.
In 1900 Elgenia and Jacob Tilbury are in Clay County, Nebraska, in 1920 in Cheyenne County, Kansas. In 1930 Elgenia is Kit Carson County, Colorado, 55, widowed, a laborer, with Velma 12 born in Colorado. They're with Winifred Harrison 1901-1990 who's buried in Vona, Colorado # 43483183. "Father: Jacob {Jake} TILBURY b: 29 Jun 1865 in Porter County, Indiana
Mother: Elgenia HELTON b: 09 Feb 1875 in Blue Hill, Webster Co, Nebraska"

Elgenia and Jacob Tilbury divorced in Boulder County May 11, 1923.

Margurite Helton, age 20, married John Hamilton Crary, age 21, in Webster County, Nebraska May 24, 1891.
She's buried in Guide Rock, Webster County 1870-1957, # 55497436.

July 1947, Nuckolls County, Nebraska - Buried in Evergreen Cemetery # 32070305 Elmadie Frances Helton, daughter of Joshua and Corlista Helton, was born in Indiana, October 30, 1862, and departed this life July 28, 1947, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 29 days. When she was eight years old she moved with her parents to Illinois, then when she was twelve they moved to Nebraska.
In 1878 she was united in marriage to George William Sheets, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1898. to this union were born seven children, two of whom passed away in infancy, a son Clarence at the age of two years and a daughter, Verna Marian at the age of eleven months.
In March, 1912, she was united in marriage to Archie A. Hawthorne. She has been a member of the Methodist church for the past fifty years, her membership now being in the Methodist church in Warsaw, Missouri.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of Osceola, Missouri, and five sons: Elmer L. Sheets of La Junita, Colorado; Cecil of Superior, Nebr.; Carl of Toppinish, Washington; Irvin of McCleary, Washington; and Herbert of Wichita, Kansas; twenty-steven grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren, two step grandchildren: Archie Redinger and Mary Redinger Yates of Osceola, Mo., who made their home with her for a number of years; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Deveney of Eugene, Oregon; Mrs. Maggie Crary of Guide Rock, Nebr.; and Mrs. Genia Tillberry of Longmont, Colorado, one brother, J.R. Helton of Bladen, Nebraska; and a host of friends. "

One tree says Thaddeus was born Feb 14, 1853 in Hoopeston, Illinois, and died June 30, 1900 in Webster county, Nebraska.

Thaddeus Arnold, age 24, and "Melinda" Hilton, age 17, married in Webster County, Nebraska on December 28, 1876.

In 1880 Webster County, Nebraska, Thaddeous is 26, born in Illinois, Malinda 18, Indiana, with Samuel 1. born in Nebraska.
In 1885 Webster County, Thad is 32, Malinda 22, Samuel 5, Edward 4, and Bessie 2.

On the same page is Oscar Arnold 64 born in New York with Maria 59 in Pennsylvania. Susie 20 and Nellie 19 were born in Illinois.

On the same page is the William Arnold 39 born in Michigan and Elmina 37 family, with Frank 14, Hattie 12, Fred 10, Blanche 9, and Eugene 2, with Oscar Arnold 22 a boarder born in Michigan.
Also on the page is Charles 26 Arnold born in Illinois and his wife Rosa 20.

Thaddeus, per # 167546686, is buried on his father's homestead in Webster County.
"Thaddeus died in June of 1900 and is buried near the family homestead of his father Oscar Arnold. Thaddeus' headstone is located alongside his daughter Bessie's headstone. His father, Oscar Arnold, came to the county in the spring of 1874, and settled a few miles northeast of the present site of Cowles. There came with him, or about the same time his four sons, William, the eldest: Sam, Thaddeus and Charles with him also came five very attractive daughters. The eldest daughter married James McCleary, a former sheriff of Adams county; Adaline married W.H. Norris; Gene married a man by the name of Pierson; Nellie became Mrs. Harris; Susie married a Doctor Johnson, who practiced medicine for some time in the vicinity of Cowles. Of the boys Sam, the next to the eldest, located in Adams county, and later removed to the state of Washington. William, the eldest, located near the homestead of his father and eventually moved to Oklahoma; Thaddeus took a homestead and a timber claim near his father's location, while Charles was too young to make a homestead or filing entry, being only in his teens. "

In 1900 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Territory, Malinda Arnold born November 1860 in Indiana, Samuel February 1879 in Nebraska , Cary M. 14 Suzy V. 11, Malinda 7 - these four born in Nebraska. Lucil 5 and Lewis D. 2 were born in Oklahoma.
Cecil Sheets born 1881 in Nebraska, and Elmer L. Sheets October 1879 in Nebaska, are boarders.
The Sheets were nephews of Linda, sons of George William Sheets who died in 1898 and Elmadie Frances (Helton ( Sheets Hawthorn.

1909 McCook "See Sam Arnold for bottom pasture. Godd fresh well water. Phone red 249."
Also in 1909 McCook, Louis Arnold appeared in a high school production of an operatta.

In 1910 Red Willow County, Nebraska, Malinda Arnold is 49, born in Indiana, Malinda 16 Nebraska, Lucille 14 Oklahoma, and Lewis 12 Oklahoma.
December 8, 1910 McCook "Mrs. Linda Arnold announces public sale on December 8th."

June 6, 1911 McCook Nebraska "Mrs. Linda Arnold Misses Lynn and Lucile and Master Lewis left Monday for Wray, Colorado where they will go onto a Kinkaid home stead in that vicinity."

In 1902, U.S. Congressman from Nebraska's 6th District Moses P. Kinkaid introduced legislation that enlarged a homestead from the 160 acres per the Homestead Act to 640 acres in just thirty-seven northwestern Nebraska counties. Kinkaid originally tried to get more land into the act, but Congress representatives from the crowded eastern states couldn't fathom why anyone would need so much space.
The intent of the act was to give both farmers and ranchers more of a chance to be productive in the relatively arid Sandhills. Land that could be irrigated was exempt from the law, because people would pay real money for those acres. President Theodore Roosevelt signed the bill into law on April 28, 1904.a People who took homesteads under the Kinkaid Act were known as Kinkaiders, and there were quite a few of them. From the time the bill was signed until 1917, over nine million acres were distributed. That figured out to be roughly 14,000 individual claims.
It is difficult to gauge the effect of the Kinkaid Act accurately. Much of Nebraska's Sandhills region was unsuited for farming, and 640 acres was not a large enough piece of land to ranch successfully. Farmers who claimed land through the Kinkaid Act mostly failed, due to the arid dune topography of the affected land. Ranchers, however, profited by taking over land that the homesteaders abandoned.

October 1911 Wray "Mr. and Mr. Will Burce of Franklin, Nebraska, arrived here Saturday and went out to the home of Mrs. L. Arnold of north of town for a few days visit."

February 14, 1912

February 1912 "Miss Mollie Cristo of Blackfoot, Idaho, came in Saturday to visit with her sister, Mrs. Linda Arnold and family."
March 1912 "Mrs. M. J. Sullivan came up from McCook Tuesday afternoon to visit a couple of days with her friend, Mrs. Lynda Arnold, and family of this place. She is brakeman Frank Sullivan's mother."

March 28, 1912 "Evan Garten was in town on Monday, and was a witness to the marriage of his cousin, George and Miss Arnold."

April 1912 "Mr. and Mrs. Garten accompanied by the latter's sister, Miss Lucile Arnold, were McCook visitors Friday."

Mandley H. Young, age 20, married Lucille Arnold, age 17, on November 9, 1912 in Wray.

September 1912 " Mrs. Linda Arnold moved to Wray Saturday to give her daughter Lucile and son Lewis the advantage of school this winter."

July 1913 " Mr. and Mrs. Mandley Young came in Monday morning from their home in Shabbona, iin, near Chicago and will spend three weeks visiting their many friends here. Mrs. Young has several relatives her mother, sister, and two brothers, Mrs. Linda Arnold, Mrs. Sue McNew, and Sam and Frank Arnold with whom thoy will visit before going on for a time in Denver before returning east. r. and Mrs. Young are well known here, having resided in Wray before their marriage six months ago, shortly after which they went to Illinois where Mr. Young is employed as telegrapher."

September 1913 "Mrs. Mandly Young left Thursday afternoon for her home in Shabbona, near Chicago, after having spent the past month visiting her mother, Mrs. Linda Arnold, and sisters and brothers, Mrs, George Garten, Mrs. Sue McNew, Sam and Louis. Mrs. Garten accompanied her as far as Hastings, Nebraska, where she will visit a sister, Mrs. E. K. Haas. Mrs. Garton will also spend some time with relatives in Rosemont and Lawrence."

June 1914 "Miss Sue Arnold returned to Wray Wednesday after spending ten days on her homestead, and also visiting her mother , north of Wray."

April 1, 1915 "Mrs. E. M. Church of Kansas City, arrived Monday for a visit with her daughters, Mrs. Cloyd Cheney and Mrs. Sam Arnold."

April 8, 1915 "The home of Rev. and Mrs. A. N. Wolff was the scene of a very pretty, but quiet wedding Tuesday morning at 10:30, when Rev. Wolff pronounced the beautiful words which made Miss Susan Velma Arnold the wife of Mr. William Schelly. Miss Lillian Schelly, sister of the groom acted as bridesmaid, while the bridegroom was attended by Mr. Lawrence Belknap of this city.
Immediately following the ceremony, the wedding party, in company with a few invited guests from here, drove out to the hospitable home of Mrs. Linda Arnold, mother of the bride, where a large reception was held in honor of the bride and groom. At high noon a sumptuous dinner was served to about sixty guests. Mrs. Schelly is the daughter of Mrs. Linda Arnold , who resides several miles north of Wray, and is a young lady of refinement and many accomplishments, and one who numbers her friends by the circle of her acquaintance. As a bride she was most attractive in a beautiful gown of sand colored crepe da chene. The groom is a prominent and successful stockman, who came to Wray several years ago, and located on a homestead about fifteen miles north of town, and during his residence here has mado a host of friends who rejoice with him in his successful marriage. Both he and his bride are well known and their many friends unite in extending congratulations and best wishes, in which the Rattler joins. For the present they will make their home on Mrs. Schelly's homestead, which joins the homestead of her husband.
The guests from Wray who attended tho reception were Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Conrad, Mrs. Anna Belknap, Mr. Lawrence Belknap, Mrs. Eva Sherman and daughter Miss Elsie. "

September 22, 1955 Yuma - Pleasant Valley items
Linda Arnold proved up two quarters in 34 and 35, 4N 44W in 1916.

December 1916 "Ray Wells of south of Wray, a few days ago closed the deal whereby he became the owner of the Mrs. Linda Arnold place located about eighteen miles north of Wray near the Will Schelly ranch."

February 1917 "Mrs. Linda Arnold, whose return from California we mention in another item, tells us of the illness of Manley Young, more easily recognized by Wray people as Pat Young, who was formerly of our town but is now of Roseville, California. Manley has been seriously ill for several weeks and underwent an operation. He is now able to do relief work in his profession as a telegraph operator, and it is thought will be able to go on regular duty about March 1. We are sorry to learn of his misfortune but glad to report his improvement."

March 2, 1935, San Bernardino Sun "In San Bernardino, California, February 28, 1935, Mandley Young, 44, native of Illinois and resident of California 21 years. Funeral arrangements pending with McNamara Brothers in charge. "

March 1917 "Mrs. George Garten and baby came down Sunday from their home in Denver and is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Will Schelley and with her mother, Mrs. Linda Arnold, of north of Wray."

Lynn Arnold married George "Gartan" on March 25, 1912, recorded in Yuma County.

March 28, 1912 Wray " Married, at the Methodist parsonage, on Monday, March 25, 1912, George Garton and Lynn Arnold, at six o'clock in the evening. Rev. F. W. Imboden pronounced the words that made the happy pair one. Mr. Garton is one of our enterprising farmers living 23 miles north of town, at which home they will commence life together. The Rattler wishes them a happy voyage o'er life's tempestuous sea."

October 9, 1913 "Walter Garton, who had been visiting his son, George, and wife of several miles north of Wray, returned to his home Friday evening. Mr. Garton resides in Bethany, Missouri, where he has large interests in the cattle raising business."

August 5, 1915 "Mrs. George Garton returned home last Monday from a several weeks visit on the Pacific coast. During her trip she visited her sister, Mrs. Manley Young, at Martinez, California."

April 1919 "Mrs. Linda Arnold, her son, Lewis, and Mrs. Linn Garten and small son, Worth, of Culbertson, Neb., are guests at the Will Shelley home north of Wray."

In 1920 "Louis" is 21, in Culbertson, Nebraska, no occupation, with Gertrude 19 born in Nebraska.

Lewis D. Arnold proved up 320 acres and an additional 320 acres for Stock Raising in Converse County, Wyoming in 1922.

In 1930 there's an L.D. Arnold in Casper, Wyoming, a car salesman, 32 born in Oklahoma, with Florence 24 born in Nebraska. They've only been married a year.

One tree said Lewis Darrell Arnold died January 25, 1939.
Louis Arnold died January 27, 1939 in Buffalo Wyoming. His stone in Casper 1899--January 26, 1939 # 110987214. His stone says "Nebraska - Pvt 1 CL 49 Regt CAC" [probably the Coast Artillery Corps]
Mrs. Avis Arnold of Casper Wyoming was the applicant, C/O Castle Cleaners.
He served from July 1918 to February 1919. This is a possibility for the Yuma Louis.

One tree said Lewis married Gertrude L. Dukes 1898-1933, who then married a Cook.

George E. Garton and Lynn Garton divorced in Yuma County in 1920.
George is in Yuma County in 1930, with Claudia M. Garton , both 41 born in Missouri. Claudia's mother Ellen Redmond 60 born in Ireland is with them.
George and Claudia are alone in 1940 Yuma County.
Claudia R. 1888-1972 # 21188661, and George Elmer Garton 1888-1944 are buried in Harrison County, Missouri.

In 1920 Converse County, Wyoming, Lynn "Gaston" is 26 born in Nebraska, with Worth 4 born in Colorado. Lynn's mother Linda Arnold is 60, born in Indiana.
In 1930 Linda Arnold is in Wichita County, Texas, with daughter Lucile Hendricks, 35 born in Oklahoma, and Lucille's husband J.F. Hendricks, 35 born in Nebraska.
Linda died September 23, 1935 in Wichita falls, born Nov 11, 1860 in Indiana, father's name Hilton.
She was to be buried in Cushing Oklahoma. The informant was Mrs. J.A. Hendrix of Wichita Falls.
FindaGrave # 38194999 has her buried in Lincoln County, Oklahoma.

Edward Arnold 1888-1899 is buried there # 38195004.

Carrie M. Arnold, 17, married Edgar K. Haas, 26, in Webster County December 8, 1902.
Carrie and Edgar are in Webster County in 1920, with Lica, Ester, Darrell, and Lucine, and Lusk Wyoming in 1930, and in Denver in 1940.

Carrie M. Haas, mother's maiden name Helten, born July 7, 1886 in Nebraska, died September 18, 1969 in Los Angeles County.
She's buried in Casper, Wyoming # 151484558, with Edgar K. 1875-1961 # 151484545.



In 1860 Henderson County, Illinois, Leonard and Matilda are both 41 born in Maine. Emma L. 17, Sewall 16, Ferdinand 14, Joseph 12, Charles 8, and Ada D. 6 were born in Maine, Leona 1 in Illinois.

In 1870 Montgomery County, Iowa, Leonard is a blacksmith, 49, Matilda 50, Abbie D. 16 is in school, S.C [Sewell Chamberlain Fuller], 25 is farming, Ferdinand 24, Jerome 22, Loena 11, Leonard 8, and Mary 5.

Leonard 1826-1896 is buried in Montgomery County # 87159285.

Frank C. Arnold 1835-1894 is buried in Montgomery County # 153849380. "Frank C. Arnold was born in 1835 in Meigsville Township, Morgan County, Ohio and died September 18, 1894 in Montgomery County, Iowa. He married Emma L. Fuller in 1891 "

In 1900 Montgomery County, Iowa, Emma L. Arnold is 56, born in Maine, living with her sister Lillie M. Brenton 40 born in Illinois. Lillie is married to Perry C. Brenton born in Indiana.
"Leona Mathilda Fuller was born on June 25, 1859, in Oquawka, Illinois to Mathilda Murch, age 39, and Leonard Fuller, age 39. She married Perry Commodore Brenton on February 25, 1879, in Montgomery County, Iowa. They had three children in 10 years. She died on February 15, 1926, in Red Oak, Iowa, at the age of 66. "

Laird items, February 4, 1910 "Mrs. Forrest of Cripple Creek, Colo., is here visiting her sister Mrs. Frank Arnold of this place."
March 25, 1910 " A fire of unknown origin started last Tuesday night at the Frank Arnold place one mile south of Eckley burning a cow barn." ---- THIS IS NOT EMMA'S HUSBAND

July 17, 1913 Wray " Mrs. Emma Arnold came down from her home in the sand hills and is employed in the Commercial hotel as cook."

Emma L. Arnold was the postmaster of the Arnold post office from November 17, 1913 to September 1914, when it was moved to Wray.

January 1914 "Perry Brenton and son, Horace, arrived Saturday morning from Elliott, Iowa, to join the wife and mother, who had been staying with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Epperson. Mr. and Mrs. Brenton and son are visiting Mrs. Brenton's sister, Mrs. Emma Arnold, who resides on her homestead several miles north of Wray."
William Heaton Epperson 1842-1914 and Emma (Aldrich) Epperson 1846-1917 # 81744672 are buried in Wray.

BRENTON, C. PERRY, P. O. Elliott: he was born in Clay county, Indiana, August 10, 1852. Removed to Iowa in 1854, to Cass county, then to Montgomery county, where he now lives, and engaged in farming in 1877. He engaged in stock-business on his own account and has continued it ever since. He was married February 27, 1879 to Lillie Fuller of Montgomery county. They have two children: Emma L., born January 11, 1880; William F., born January 16, 1881. His father was born in 1828 in Indiana. Died October 2, 1876, at his home in this county. His mother was born in 1830 and is still living at her home. Mr. Brenton was educated in Nebraska City. He is a member of I.O.O.F.

March 26, 1914 "The first mail from the new post office at Arnold, some twenty miles north of Wray came down last Friday. Mrs. Emma Arnold is postmistress, and the office is now fully equipped and open for business. There is a large settlement in the vicinity of the new post office that will be benefitted by its establishment. The mail goes Tuesdays and Fridays of each week."

Emma applied in November 1910 for land in 23, 3N 44W, and proved it up in May 1914, witnesses Frank E. Carson and William H. Johnson of Arnold, Colorado, and Raymond Mullison and Catherine Carson of Wray.

In 1920 Emma is back in Iowa, living with sister Leona M. Brenton 59, and her son Horace F. Brenton 29.
Emma L. (Fuller) Arnold 1843-1930 is buried in Montgomery County, with Frank C. 1835-1894.
She was born January 16, 1843 in Gardner, Maine to Leonard Fuller and Matilda Murch, dying Janaury 14, 1930 in Red Oak, Iowa.

Brother Jerome W. 1849-1935 is buried in Henderson County, Illinois # 62325456.
Sister Abbie (Fuller) Garvey 1853-1936 born in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine is buried in Pierce County, Nebraska # 36090541.

In 1911 Mrs. S.C. Fuller - nee Rawlings - was living at Elliot, Iowa.
That's Sewell Chamberlain Fuller



In 1880 Webster County, Nebraska, Thaddeous is 26, born in Illinois, Malinda 18 in Indiana, with Samuel 1 born in Nebraska.

Samuel Arnold married Marian Church age 24, in Red Cloud Nebraska, June 12, 1901.
Hamilton, Missouri history says " To the north of the Studebaker-Witwer wagon yard were the Platter millinery shop - which later was the Hughes restaurant and Alma Howard millinery shop. Still later, it was the Sanderson shoe shop. Then was the tiny shoe repair shop of James Lunn (that lot is now open). "

"Wm. Church (who married a Lunn) was a teacher at the Dodge School in Caldwell County."
Margaret Elizabeth Lunn of Caldwell County and William B. Church of Kansas City married in Trinity Church, Hamilton, Missouri, registered in Caldwell County, Missouri December 25, 1873.

Marion was born March 1, 1876 at Kansas City to W.B. Church and Elizabeth Lunn.
She's buried in Lincoln County, Oklahoma 1876-1960 # 38194693, with her husband Sam Arnold 1879-1937 # 38194688.

In 1880 Jackson County, Missouri, William Church is 40, born in Missouri, Elizabeth 28 in England, Catherine 5, Marion 4, James L. 3 and Maria five months born in Missouri.
In 1880 Caldwell County, Missouri, James Lunn is a shoemaker, 58, Marion 49, Marion 24, Mary A. 21, James H. 18, John T. 15, and Fred H. 6. Fred was born in Missouri, all the others in England.

James H. died in 1887, buried in Caldwell County # 14336698, with Minnie #14336700, also dying in 1887.

Fred 1873-1944 is on the family stone in Caldwell County # 14336705. He's acturally buried in Kansas City # 99922930, with Carrie 1883-1982 # 99922916. He was born August 15, 1873 in Hamilton, MIssouri to James Henry Lunn of Southamptn England and Minnie Young of Tyndhurst England, husband of Carrie A. Lunn.

Harry died in 1934, Thomas 1937, Polly 1885, Elizabeth in 1919, and May 1922 - all on the family marker.

William B. Church died March 5, 1900 and is buried in Kansas City, per # 17632662.

James H. Lunn, age 29, married Hannah Dixon, age 29, in Caldwell County July 13, 1897.....

In 1900 Jackson County, Missouri, Elizabeth Church is farming, widowed, born May 1852 in England, with Catherine January 1875, May March 1876, James L. Oct 1873, William B. April 1890, Fannie March 1892, and Henry May 1895 all born in Missouri.

In 1910 Cheyenne County, Colorado, James L. Church is farming, 32, mother Elizabeth M. 57 widowed born in England, brother Hugh S. 18 and sister Francis A. 14 born in Missouri. John F. Lunn 49 born in England is next farmer on the page. BLM records have a John T. Lunn proving up on 311 acres in 12S 43W in 1914.

Frances Church married Cloyd CheneyMarch 9, 1914, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Elizabeth proved up on 345 acres in 12S 42W, Cheyenne County in 1915.
Hugh S. proved up on 325 acres in 12S 44W in 1919.

James L. proved up on 320 acres in 12S 43W in 1914.
He registered for WWI with an address of Arapahoe, Cheyenne County, born October 1, 1877, nearest relative Elizabeth M. Church of Arapahoe. So his mother was living with them in 1917.

James L. Church 1877-1963 is buried in Crown Hill, Jefferson County, # 83884092.

William B. Church married Anabel Bleifeld May 28, 1917, recorded in Cheyenne County, Colorado.
"My Greatgrandfather is buried in the Cheyenne Wells cemetery along with his wife Johanna. He died on 10/29/1936. The family moved to Cheyenne County around 1908 and homesteaded in township 12S-43W, along with my grandfather, and his daughters. My father attended school until the 8th grade in Cheyenne Wells around 1913 till 1920.
Charlie Bleifeld "
Carl 1854-1936 # 80054450, Johanna 1858-1947 # 106160743.

William Bodley Church, born April 8, 1890 at Hickman Mills, Missouri, is married, farming at Arapahoe, Colorado when registering for WWI.

William James Church was born June 23, 1923 at Arapahoe, Cheyenne County to William B. Church and Annabelle S. Bleifeld, dying June 29, 1997.
William is farming in Cheyenne County in 1930, 39, with Annabel, 33, born in Illinois, with Wilma 12 and William J. 6 born in Colorado.
In 1940 they're in Denver, with just the two kids. He's a carpenter, Wilma a maid.
Possibly "Lucille M. Church of Lakewood, a homemaker, died April 9, 2000. She was 81. Services were Thursday at Runyan-Stevenson-Capitol Mortuary. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery. She was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Miami, Mo. On Sept. 27, 1943, she married William J. Church in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Jim, Arvada; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. "

July 24, 1919 "Mrs. Cloyd Cheney, who lives several miles north of Wray, returned Wednesday evening. She was called to Burlington, Colo., to attend her mother's funeral."

Elizabeth Church 1852-1919 is buried in Kansas City, # 17632661, the same cemetery as William.

Hugh and James are living together in Cheyenne County in 1920 and 1930, too.

Hugh Schiell Church, born May 9, 1892 at Raytown, Missouri, registered for WWII with an address of Rocky Mount, Morgan County, Missouri.
His reference was Rev. H. A. Wilson of Kansas City, and Hugh was working for the Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Missouri.

Hugh Church 1892-1977 is buried in Wabaunsee County, Kansas # 37718157, U.S. Army WWI.
# 21594400 says that Gladys Rowena (Martin) (Morris) Church 1901-1964 had B. Morris as first husband, then Hugh Church.

John R. Lunn is in Cheyenne COunty in 1930, 65, born in England, lodging with Floyd Long 50 and his wife Marie 40.

November 21, 1912 "A brand new girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Arnold Monday."

July 1913 Wray
October 1913 "Mrs. Sam Arnold and four children will leave this evening for a visit of three or four weeks with Mrs. Arnold's brother, James Church and family who live on a ranch a few miles from Burlington, Kansas [probably Colorado]. Mrs. Arnold's mother of Kansas City is also visiting in the Church home and the three will enjoy a visit together."

August 1913 "Miss Katherine Church of Kansas City is expected to arrive in Wray Saturday from Denver and the mountains where she has been enjoying a vacation being engaged as a high school instructor. Miss Church is a sister of Mrs. Ssm Arnold snd will stop off a few days before her return to Kansas City."

November 1913 "Will Church, who had been visiting his sister, Mrs. Sam Arnold and family for the past two weeks, returned to his home near Arapahoe, Nebraska [wonder if this is Arapahoe, Cheyenne County, Colorado ...] last evening. Mr. Church was accompanied by Mr. Arnold who goes to collect a herd of two hundred cattle which he will drive through and will take to his homestead several miles north of Wray for feeding through the winter. Mr. Church will return with him."

February 22, 1917 Wray "Margaret Arnold, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Arnold, is quite ill with pneumonia but is reported to be somewhat improved this morning."

Samuel registered for WWI in Culbertson, Nebraska, born February 6, 1879, a mechanic.

In 1920 Sam 40 and Marion 43 are in Payne County, Oklahoma. He's a pumper in an oil refinery. Andrew is 17, Marguriete 16, Howard 9, Lena 7, SAam 5.

In 1930 Payne County, Oklahoma, Sam is farming 51, with Marion E. 54 born in Missouri. Howard C. 19 and Samuel Jr. 14 wee born in Coloado, and Theodoria 8 in Oklahoma.
Sam Arnold 1879-1937 # 38194688 is buried in Oklahoma.

February 7, 2008 "Drumright Oklahoma -- Alta Marie Arnold, 97, homemaker, died Monday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, Michael's Funeral Home Chapel. Fort Gibson."

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