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Charles F.  and Samantha (Blair) Darling,  Joes

Charles Francis Marion Darling was born Nov 14, 1863 near Peoria, Illinois to Charles N. and Ellen (Huber) Darling. 

In 1856 Hardin County, Iowa William T. 32, born in Kentucky, and Mary S. 26, born in Missouri,  have Sarah J. 8, Lydia E. 7, William L. 5, Jonathan 2.

Mary Susan Conger married William T. Blair December 24, 1846 in McLean County, Illinois.

Mary S. Blair, 26y, 9m, 5d, died Oct 22, 1856 - wife of William T. Blair - buried in Ellsworth Cemetery, Hardin County -  84649171.

In 1856 Hardin County Sarah L. Rogers is 26, with Levi A. 68, Martha 36, and Levi M. 21.  (Levi, 83 is in Nemaha County Nebraska in 1870, with E.D. Rogers 38.

Samantha Blair was born to Thomas and Sarah (Rogers) Blair at Eldora Iowa Sept 13, 1859. 

In 1860 Hardin County, Iowa Thos Blair, 36 and S. Blair 29 born in Pennsylvania, have S. Blair (f) 12, L.E. 10 (f), W. 8 (m), J. 6(m), E. 2 (f), and S. seven months.

 In 1870 Nemaha County, Nebraska W.F. Blair is 47, Sarah 41, with William L. 19, Jonithan 17, Emily 12, Samatha 10, Elisabeth 8, Callie 6, Annie 4, and Louis 2.

January 16, 1873 "George F. Caw has been held to bail in the sum of $3,000 for the murder of William Blair in Richardson county, on the 3rd day of December last."

In 1880 Mitchell County, Kansas Sarah, 51, is widowed, with Martha E. 18, Callie G. 16, Lewis 12, Marena 10, and Thomas 7.


One tree said William Thomas Blair was born about 1824 in Kentucky and married Mary Susan Conger Dec 24, 1846 in McLean County, Illinois.  They had Sarah Jane Nov 1847 in McLean County Illinois (married William Milton Hardin in 1868, then Benjamin Ephraim Bunn in 1893 Iowa), Lydia E. Blair about 1849, William about 1851, Jonathan about 1854 (he married Minnie Carr 1882 Iowa, then Kate Ferguson 1895 Nebraska), Emily 1858 Iowa, Samantha 1859 Iowa, Callie 1864 Iowa, Annie 1866 Iowa, and Louis 1868 Nebraska. 


There's a Martha E. Blair, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rogers Blair, marrying E.R. Elliot Sept 21, 1886 in Story County, Iowa.   In 1900 Edwin R. Elliott and Martha are in Story County, with three kids.

Ames Daily Tribune (Ames, IA), Thursday, November 1, 1951 (pg 2)


McCallsburg -- The funeral of E. R. Elliott, who passed away at an Ames nursing home Saturday, Oct. 20, was held Thuesday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church in McCallsburg with the Rev. James D. Ronsom in charge.

Music was furnished with Miss Cleo Tett at the piano and the singing of two hymns "Just as I Am" and "Abide With Me" by a ladies trio, Mrs. Guy Mills, Mrs. Roger Menzel and Miss Catherine Craig. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. John Schauper and Mrs. Henry Mehlow. Henry Mehlow served as usher.

Long-time friends of the family served as casket bearers: Gustave Ludwig of Nevada, and Jeffrey Hougan, Ernest Hougan, Clyde Baumgardner, Jake Gjerde and Ray Menzel. Burial was made in the family lot in the Warren township cemetery. Memorial gifts were given in honor of Mr. Elliott.

Edmund Randolph Elliott, son of Lemuel and Thankful Elliott, was born near Farmington, Ill., on Oct. 22, 1861 and died in Ames, Oct. 20, 1951. Had he lived until Monday he would have been 90 years of age.

He came with his mother and sister by train to Nevada in the fall of 1876 and they spent the winter on the farm where George Minemann now lives. The following year they moved to the farm located one mile west, and one and one-fourth miles south of McCallsburg.

On Sept. 21, 1886 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Blair in Nevada and on March 1, 1887 they established their home on the same farm where his mother had located ten years earlier which continued to be their home for almost 50 years.

To this union were born three children: Dessa M. Stackhouse, of Hubbard, Lois J. Arrasmith of Ames and Clyde R. Elliott of Nevada, who survive him. Also nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren survive. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1936. He was the last member of his immediate family, having had four sisters and a brother.

They retired from the farm in 1936 having sold it to J. I. Gjerde and planned on taking life easier after many years of hard work, and to do some traveling. Mrs. Elliott only lived a few months after their retiring and passed away in June, 1936 while away on a visit.

Since the death of his wife and the breaking of the home he had been quite restless and spent much time traveling.

He was a patient for some time this fall in the Story City hospital. Then the last two weeks he spent in an Ames nursing home.

Mr. Elliott had looked forward to reaching his 90th birthday and had made plans for its celebration.

Being of a pioneer family Mr. Elliot had seen many changes in the community such as the establishing of the town of McCallsburg, the building of both railroads through the town and the mode of transportation.

He was well known throughout Story county as a successful farmer and stock raiser. Relatives from a distance included several nephews and nieces, Elliott Stackhouse of Galesberg, Ill., Mrs. and Mrs. C. H. Stackhouse of Cambridge, Ill., Frank Roush and Albert Shark of Keokuk, Mrs. Margha [sic] Tucker, Mrs. Carl Collet, and Mrs. Verl Lizely of Kirk, Colo., Mrs. Ray Riemer of Marshalltown.


Mrs. Carl Collet :  Marian Lorene Collette, his wife's niece.

Verle Hugh Lively born 1920 died 2006 in Colorado Springs - mother was Martha Kline Lively Tucker.  Martha was the daughter of Marena Kline, so a grand-niece of Mrs. Elliott.

In 1940 Verle was living in Kirk - cousin of Royce Darling.    So three generations went back to Iowa for the funeral.


In the Kirk cemetery is a Mahala E. Conger -1829-1907, daughter of Aaron Denman Bowers and Matilda Shields Bowers, spouse of William J. Conger 1835-1887.    Possible that's the connection that brought  Charles and Samantha  to the Kirk area.....

In 1856 Keokuk County Iowa William Conger is 22, born in New York, Mahala E. 25 Ohio, with Sarah C. 2 and Aaron newborn, both born in Iowa.  In 1870 Mahala is 41, with Wm. 11 and Thos 9 in the Matilda Doolittle, 63, household -   her mother remarried.  In 1900 Keokuk County Mahala is with son William Conger, 41, and his family, including his wife's grandmother.   William J. Conger died Dec 12, 1862 age 21 y 6m 6d s/o J&E, Co I, 36th Ia - died at Benton Barracks, St. Louis.  Buried in Hism Cemetery Appanoose County 9252840.

66003541  Mahala's husband William Conger.

From Ludington MI paper, dated August 4, 1887
Mr. William Conger died on the 31st ult., at the residence of Mr. Coon in the 2d ward, where he was boarding to receive medical treatment, aged 51 years. He has been in failing rapidly for several weeks from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Conger resided in this city several years but removed to Scottsville where he followed the business of wagon making. He was an old soldier though not a member of the Post. He served in the 7th Iowa Infy. and again in the 13th Infty. The burial took place on Monday last at 10 a.m. Rev S. N. Hill preached at the funeral service.
"Notes for William J. Conger
William was a " Cooper " ; also made and played violins. He and his family were living in Keokuk County , Iowa , Benton Township , Butler Post Office in 1860. His brother John was living with him.
William was with Co. F., 8th Iowa Volunteer Infantry from 1861 to 1865, and he wrote to his wife Mahala from Army Training Center Camp in 1861. He spoke of the Short Term $500.00, and short enlistment expected. About four months later his son John Thomas was born.
William was badly wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. He wrote home about this battle saying afterwards a man could hardly walk without stepping on the dead; the Tennessee River was running red with spilled blood.

William was discharged after that but re-enlisted in the Army and was wounded again, resulting in a withered arm. He never returned home. It is believed that he did not want to be a burden to his family, so he disappeared from his home and friends. About eight years after his death the family learned he had died of cancer of the stomach, somewhere in Michigan ."

His namesake, William Jennings Conger JR, is buried in Ottumwa Cemetery Ottumwa IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 51980571.

John T. and Viola are in Keokuk County in 1900.

John T. and Viola Conger are in Idalia precinct in 1910, with Horace 20, John 19, Roy 17, Harley 13, and Merrill 7.

John, sons Horace and Alfred, all claimed land in Kit Carson County, as did Aaron.

When Horace registered in Kit Carson County, he said he was born Nov 1, 1889 in Sigourney, Iowa., and was married.

Horace G. Conger 1889-1964 - is buried in Burlington   89219393

John T. Conger, Mahala's son, was in Kit Carson County in 1920, 59 with Laura V. 52, both born in Iowa, with Harley, 22, and Merle E. 15.

John T. 1861-1921 is buried in Burlington  89220826 - as is Laura 1867-1920    89220843


Alfred Allen Conger registered in Kit Carson County, born January 21, 1888 in Iowa, with a wife and children.

Another son of Mahala, Aaron, was in Kit Carson County in 1920, Aaron E. Conger, 64, married-but-no-spouse.  Aaron was in Keokuk County in 1900, born Dec 1856 in Iowa, married to Nettie for seven years.  She's 29, born April 1870 in  California, and they have Vernon July 1890 , Lester April 1894, Bessie Oct 1895, Opal and Ola October 1899 , all born in Iowa, and his aunt Eliza Oct 1873, Ohio.

Aaron and Nettie are in Poweshiek County, Iowa in 1910, with Bessie F. , Ola B. 10, Leslie P. 6 and Ellsworth, 3. Also with them is Vernon Miller, 19, stepson.

Nettie and Leslie are in Poweshiek County in 1920, with Bessie Holder, 23, married daughter.

In 1930 Aaron and Nettie are together in Poweshiek County. with Bessie 33 now married to Leslie P. Mcgrew, 25.

Aaron died Oct 22, 1935 in Poweshiek County and is buried there  94965526

In 1940 Poweshiek County Nettie, 70, is widowed, with Leslie 33 and Bessie McGar 43 with her.

On the same page in 1920 Kit Carson County is Alfred A. Conger, 31, born in Iowa, with Jessie A. 26, John H. 8, Iowa, and David A. 2, Colorado.  Jessie Harman, born March 1893 in Iowa, is in Keokuk County in 1900 with parents Andy and Elizabeth Harman.

Jessie is widowed in 1930 Kit Carson County, with the boys and Alice, 10.

Alice, born Feb 3, 1920, married Walter  Johnson, and died March 14, 1982 - buried in Sutter Cemetery, California.

Chico Enterprise-Record, Friday, January 25, 1991: "  A graveside funeral for David Allen Conger, 73, of Dayton, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, in the Dayton Cemetery. Conger died Thursday, Jan. 24, 1991, in his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Hermes, Colo., to Alfred and Jessie Conger. Reared and educated in Colorado, he came to Yuba City in 1937 and in 1943 moved to Nelson. On May 17, 1945, he married Daisy Willhoite and they lived in Durham. In 1971 they moved to Dayton. His wife died previously. Survivors include a niece, Joahn Carrol Sproule of Durham.    31364673


Alferd A. Conger, a carpenter, is in Grant County Kansas in 1930, married to Maude E. 31, with Waythel L. 4 and Helen M. 2., these three born in Colorado.

They're in Finney County, Kansas in 1940, with Mithel L. 13, Helen M. 12, Mary E. 9, Alfred A. 8, and Tewanda J. 5.

Alfred Allen Conger, born Jan 21, 1888 to John Thomas Conger and Laura Burtlow, died in Lubbock Sep 5, 1974 and is buried in Plainview  47437910


I was just browsing these old messages, and found your note on my step-grand father, Alfred Allen Conger. My grand father was his brother: Horace Gilbert Conger. Alfred divorced his first wife, and "rescued" my grandmother from my alcoholic and abusive grandfather (leaving behind the 4 eldest boys in Kit Carson Co. Colorado.).

Alfred and Maude (my grandmother Maude Estelle Andrews) stayed for a while in Goodland Kansas, where my aunt Helen Conger was Born. They then moved to Plainview, Texas where they lived out their lives.

Horace and Maude had several Children: Howard Elmer Conger, b 10 may 1916 in Kit Carson, Colorado, d. 10 may 1916 kit carson Colorado; Elsie Marie Conger, b.25 Aug 1917 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado, d. 22 sep 1919 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado; Melvin Everett Conger ( my father ) B. 25 oct 1918 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado d. 14 Jan 2003 West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah; Raymond Frances Conger, b.25 jun 1920 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado, d.22 April 1962 Pueblo, Colorado; Wayne Leone Conger, b. 8 Dec 1921 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado, d. 10 sep 1981 Denver, Colorado; Lillian Larene Conger b.8 Dec 1921 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado d. 8 Dec 1921, Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado; Edward Luther Conger, b. 25 sep 1924 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado, d. 2 sep 1997 Bront, Taylor, Texas; Helen Mary Conger, b. 12 Feb 1928 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado (lives in Amarillo, Texas); Waithel Leroy Conger b. 25 may 1927 Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado, d.31 oct 1987 Lubbock, Texas;

Maude and Afred had the following children: Mary Ellen Conger b. 30 sep 1930 Garden City, Finney, Kansas (Still Living, Plainview, Texas); Alfred Allen CONGER, Jr., b. 30 aug 1931 (Still Living, New Mexico); Wanda Jean CONGER b. 14 sep 1934 Plainview, Hale, Texas, (Still living Plainview, Texas).
ALfred Allen CONGER Sr. was the son of John Thomas CONGER sr. and Laura Viola Burtlow. I have a massive amount of their genealogy if you are interested. Regards: Jack G. CONGER 1012 Rock Springs Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89128

Another says Mary Susan Conger Blair died Oct 22, 1856 in Eldora Iowa, after having Sarah, Lydia, William, and Jonathan.

In 1870 Nemaha County Nebraska W.F. Blair 47 and Sarah 41 have William L. 19, Jonithan 17, Emily 12, Samatha 10, Elisabeth 8, Callie 6, Annie 4, and Louis 2.  (Martha Elizabeth  married Edmund Elliott and is buried in Story County 37502348)

In 1880 Sarah L. Blair, 51, is in Mitchell County, Kansas, widowed, with Martha E. 18, Callie G. 16, Lewis 12, Marena 10, and Thomas 7. 

Samantha and Charles were married Dec 20, 1887 in Hiawatha, Kansas, and came to Colorado in 1889.

The 1893 Colorado Magazine had an advertisement with a satisfied customer "Charles Darling  - stockman - Bennett, Colorado."

Charles proved up a quarter in 25, 4S 47W in 1895, and cash-claimed a quarter in 29, 4S 46W in 1891.  They were about two miles apart.

They moved to Brush about 1898.

Samantha's mother in 1900 was living in Grand Junction , born May 1829 in Pennsylvania, with eight kids, six still living.  She's with daughter Callie McKinnon, March 1864 Iowa, married January 16, 1896 in Grand Junction to Donald McKinnon, Feb 1860 Scotland, no children.


Last Thursday afternoon the citizens of this city were horror stricken by the announcement that John Svensgaard's threshing engine had blown up and had killed him and Charley Darling almost instantly.

The cause of the disaster was low water or rather no water in the boiler and reckless carelessness on the part of John Svensgaard.

The funeral of Charles Darling was held at the house this morning, Saturday, Dr. Wotring preaching the funeral sermon. The remains were laid to rest in the Brush Cemetery. Mr. Darling leaves a wife and two little children, a father and mother, two sisters and a brother to mourn his loss. The Darling family has been residents of this county for some time and has made for themselves a large circle of friends.

John Svensgaard will be buried this afternoon, Saturday.

The Brush Tribune
Brush, Colorado
October 6, 1899 

In 1900 Morgan County Samantha Darling is 40,widowed, born in Iowa, with Lorine 10 and Royce C. 8., both born in Colorado.

Samantha Darling, 40, married Francis V. Stevens, 58, in Fort Morgan June 28, 1900.  The Darling family wrote "Mr. Stevens had ridden with Buffalo Bill Cody."

"Tom Blair, a brother, brought the first mail from Haigler, Nebraska by wagon and stagecoach.  Tom passed away January 30, 1948 and is buried at Kirk."

A sister, Lois, was married to Jess Lucas and is buried at the Friend Cemetery west of Idalia.  She died January 17, 1895.

Another sister,  Marina, was married to Frank Kline, and died Dec 4, 1949, and is buried in Kirk. 

Sister Callie McKinnon lived with her until she died Dec 6, 1931 -and she is buried at Kirk.

Francis V. Stevens - Aug 6, 1841 - Aug 9, 1908 is buried in Brush 74946428

In 1910 Morgan County Samantha Stevens is 50, widowed, with Lorene 19 and Royce 17.

In 1920 Kirk precinct Samantha Stevens is 60, single, with Marion L. Darling, 28, born in Colorado, the post-mistress.

In 1930 Idalia precinct Marian L. Collette is married to Carl E., both 39, and they have Wayman C. 8, Ana M. 6, and Coral R. 2.

In 1930 Samantha 70, is in Kirk precinct with her widowed sister Callie McKinnon, 66, both born in Iowa.

In 1940 they're in Kirk, with Weyman, Ona, Coral, and Samentha Stevens, 80

M. Lorene Collette 1891-1971 and Carl E. 1890-1977 are  buried in Wray.

In 1900 Cope precinct the Kline family -  Franklin October 1865 Iowa, Marena July 1870 Nebraska, Marie Aug 1891 Colorado, Aug 18, and Martha Oct 1898, Colorado.

They're in Canyon County, Idaho in 1910, having added Marie, 8, Rueben 6, Harlan F. 4, these three in Colorado and Viola R. 2, born in Idaho.

Franklin A. Kline - Oct 7, 1865 - Sep 30, 1912 is buried in Middleton Cemetery, Canyon County, Idaho. 76305051

Elmer Alvin "Al" Lively - Dec 24, 1918 - Oct 21, 1999 is buried in Grand Lake, Colorado 41731471

Charles Royce Darling, area pioneer and veteran public official, died suddenly Thursday, March 31 at his cabin near Grand Lake.

Funeral services for Mr. Darling were held at the Kirk school, Sunday, April 2, with  the Rev. Frank E. Clark and Rev. Davis W. Huchabee officiating.  Interment was in the Kirk Cemetery.  Charles Royce Darling was the son of Charles Francis Marion Darling and Samantha Blair Darling.  He was born near Kirk April 20, 1893 and departed this life on March 31 at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 11 days.  At the age of six the Darling family moved to Brush where he attended elementary and high school in spite of the untimely death of his father.  He was very active in the Presbyterian Church during these years.  After attending York Business College, Royce worked in Denver, Grand Junction, and Caldwell, Idaho, returning to the Kirk community in 1916 where he met and married Gertrude Amy on January 14, 1918.  Five daughters were born from this union.   A brief tour of duty in the Army during World War I preceded his lifetime of devotion to his family, community and occupation.  He served as rural mail carrier for 40 years during which time his various activities helped to produce a better community.  A pioneer in irrigation, original founder of the Y-W Electric Association, charter member of the Kirk Lions Association, and organizer of the Boy Scout movement in the area.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one grandson, Michael Tovado.  He is survived by his wife, Gertrude and five daughters, Frances M. Crawford, Audrey Cross, Eileen Hansen, Joyce Belt, and Shirley Tovado.  He is also survived by four sons-in-laws, 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Lorene Collette of Wray.

Gertrude Ann Darling was born August 6, 1893 at Lake Okoboji, Iowa, the eldest child of Fielding W. and Elizabeth Phipps Amy.  She came with her parents, sister, Inez, and brothers, Oscar and Charles by Rock Island Railway immigrant car to Burlington in late 1899, where they joined her grandparents, Jesse and Mahala Amy and her uncle, Lee Amy and aunt, Nora Ridenbaugh who had come to Colorado in 1893.  They built a sod and wood house one and one half miles south of Kirk, which is still being lived in.  Her youngest brother, Lloyd was born in Colorado. They endured the trials and hardships of starting a new life on the sparsely settled plains.  There were also times of fun at literaries, basket dinners, church, July 4th celebrations, etc.  Her mother taught school and Gertrude helped with the younger children and attended school east of their home.  Gertrude helped her father in the Williams Brothers Mercantile store which he managed in the 1914-1916 era.  She later worked for the local physician Dr. J.E. Duncanson's wife and was taken on her first trip to Denver.  She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1910 and was baptized and became a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church at Kirk and remained a member until the end.  She was married to Royce Darling, January 14, 1918 and they lived in the area all the rest of their lives.  She was the mother of five daughters, Frances, Eileen, Audrey, Joyce and Shirley.  Her many activities included belonging to the local P.T.A., Home  Demonstration Club, Friendly Neighbor and Sunshine Clubs and was a 31 year member of the Nagle Rhems Post 138 Legion Auxiliary at Stratton and looked forward to the banquets and Gold Star Mother's tea, etc, there   Royce passed away in March 1966 and Gertrude soon moved from their farm into Kirk where she resided until entering the Burlington Rest Home in December 1983 where she resided for three years.  Audrey and Francis cared for her a few weeks and she entered Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush, March 19, 1987 where she passed away May 13 at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 7 days.  She was preceded in death by her father and mother, sister, Inez Godfrey and brothers Oscar, Charles and Lloyd, and one grandson, Michael Tovado.  Survivors include her daughters, Frances Crawford and husband Clarence, Audrey Cross and husband Harlan of Joes, Eileen Hansen, Joyce Collard of Denver and Shirley Hemischemeyer and husband Barney of Boulder.  16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.  Funeral services were held at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Kirk, Friday morning, May 15 with Pastor Douglas Sanford officiatin.  Interment was in the Kirk Cemetery.

Elizabeth Amy, daughter of James W. and Mary Jane Phipps, was born October 18, 1868 in Wayne County, Kentucky.  She passed away at her home in Kirk on Wednesday, January 21 at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 4 days.  Elizabeth Winifred Phipps was married on December 16, 1891 to Felding W. Amy at Baxter, Iowa.  Five children were born to this union, Mrs. Gertrude Darling of Kirk, J. Oscar of Englewood and Charles O. of Nixa, Missouri.  Her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Inez Godfrey and a son, Lloyd, preceded her in death.  She also leaves 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Thompson and Mrs. Ellen Wolfe of Yakima , Washington and Mrs. Emma Perrin of Kirkland, Washington.  Mrs. Amy with her husband was a pioneer settler in the Kirk community, enduring many of the hardships and vicissitudes of the early days.  They, with the four older children came to Colorado from Iowa on January 12, 1900.  Mrs. Amy was appointed to the postmastership at Kirk in 1919 and served until her retirement in 1939.  She was a charter member of the Kirk Baptist Church joining in 1910 and attending regularly until her death.  Funeral services were held Sunday January 25, 1953 at the Kirk school auditorium.  Elder J. Cullis Smith and Elder James Pitcock officiated.

Death came Sunday May 30 to F.W.  Amy pioneer resident of the Kirk community.  Funeral services were held in Kirk Thursday afternoon, June 3.  Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery.  Fielding Wilson Amy was born near Corydon, Indiana July 8, 1865 and died May 30, 1948 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 22 days.  He was the youngest of the seven sons of Jesse and Mahala Amy.  Mr. Amy left Indiana in 1882, going to Iowa where he met and married Elizabeth Phipps at Baxter, Iowa.  The date of marriage was December 16, 1891.  Three sons and two daughters were born to this union-James Oscar of Englewood, Charles O. of Springfield, Missouri, Lloyd, Mrs. C.R. Darling and Mrs. E. Godfrey of Kirk.  Mrs Godfrey preceded him in death March 1942.  In January 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Amy came to Colorado where they settled on a homestead one mile south of Kirk.  They lived there until 1921 when they moved to Kirk after Mrs. Amy's appointment as postmaster.  With Mr. Amy as assistant postmaster they served the public in this office for 19 years.  In 1910 Mr. Amy became a charter member of the Kirk Missionary Baptist Church in which he remained a member until his death.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, three sons, one brother, Lee D. Amy and many less near relatives.

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