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Richard E. and Jenetta Stenson, half-brother Noble McGuire, mother Eva, 5N 48W

In 1850 Cinderelle Green, age 3, is in Fulton County Illinois with Reuben 34 and Margaret Green 25.
They're still there in 1860, with Flavoence 9, Vionia 7, Charles 5, and Anna 2.

Richard E. Stenson was born Sept 13, 1870 in Illinois. His father Richard Elliott Stenson died in 1872 and is buried in Lake Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas, # 108042331.
In 1875 Republic County, Kansas, William McGuire is 41, E.C. 29, L.F. 17, Mary 10. C.H. Stenson is 9, J.W. 7, W.M. McGuire 6, R.E. Stenson 4, and Walter McGuire 1.
In 1885 Allen County, Kansas, Wm. McGuire is 51, farming, Eva C. 35. With them are J.W. Stenson 16, Richard Stenson 14, Wm McGuire 16, Walter McGuire 10, Noble McGuire 8, Royal McGuire 5, an Iona J. McGuire 3.

One tree said he married Jenetta Ella Ward December 16, 1896 in Montgomery County, Kansas.
In 1900 Carter County, Missouri, Richard Stenson, married 3 years to Jennette E. born May 1879 in Arkansas, is a day laborer.
William 66 and Eva McGuire 51 are farming in Cedar County, Missouri in 1900, with Noble 23, Ray C. 20, and Cory P. 18.
WILLIAM McGUIRE, farmer, P. O. Republic City, was born in Ray County, Mo., in 1834, living there until fifteen years of age; then emigrated to Iowa, locating in Webster County. Enlisted in 1864, in the Sixteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, serving until August, 1865.
Emigrated to Kansas, June 15, 1870, locating in Republic County, and took a homestead on Section 31, Township 2, Range 4; improved the place by breaking thirty-five acres; planted three acres of timber, built house and stables; at the end of two years sold out and pre-empted 160 acres of Section 25, Township 1, Range 5; has eighty acres under the plow; has planted four acres of timber, one and three-fourths miles of hedge, 300 apple trees, 300 plum trees, 20 cherry trees, 300 peach trees, and 200 grape vines and a variety of small fruits; good frame house 14x26 feet, wing 14x14 feet, story and-a-half; has a good stock farm, the place being well watered by a large spring, furnishing plenty of water for stock. The farm is but one mile from a railroad point; at the time he located in the county was seventy miles from a railroad point. Has the place stocked with twenty-three head of cattle and about forty head of hogs, raising from twenty-five to fifty head annually. Is one of the model farmers of the township and a man of good judgment, and has done well since he located here.
Was married in 1853, and had five children, viz: J. F. D., W. M., Mary, Jessie and Sarah E.
Was married again in May, 1874 to Miss Stenson of Republic County, Kan. They have four children, vis: Walter, Noble, Royal and Cora Pearl. Is a member of the Mission Baptist Church.

In 1910 Eastland County, Texas, "Robt." E. Stenson is 39, Illinois, married 13 years to Jenetta E. 30, Arkansas, with Glenn 9, Missouri, Muriel 5 Missouri, Blanch E. 3 Missouri, and Anna E. nine months Kansas. With them are widowed mother Martha Roland 52, Illinois, Samuel F. Roland 19, and N.C. Roland 15, both born in Texas.

( Marion Rowland married Martha A. Ward in Cedar County Missouri February 1884.
In 1900 Cedar County, Missouri, Marion Roland 54 was married 17 years to Annie April 1857 Illinois. She's had eleven kids, five living. Four are with them - Monroe 13, Samuel F. 9, Clifton W. 5, and Catharine 8.)

In 1915 Republic County, Kansas, R.E. Stenson is 44, Janette 35, Glenn 14, Muriel 10, Blanche 8, Edith 5, Leila 3, and Jessie ten months.
1917 Belleville "Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stenson are enjoying a visit from Mr. Stenson's mother, Mrs. McGuire, of Missouri."
1918 Belleville, Kansas "Noble McGuire of Excelsior Springs, Mo., arrived Wednesday evening for a short visit with his half brothers' families T-Ri -E, and Charlie Stenson, of Republic. "
"Mrs. R. E. Stenson and daughters, Blanche, and Jessie, and Mr. McGuire spent Thursday at the C. Owens home near Republic."
In 1920 R.E. Stenson was farming in section 16, (a school section, so he was renting it) 5N 48W.
Next to him is Noble McGuire.
The 1920 census of Magee precinct, Yuma County has Richard J. 49, Illinois, Jenetta E. 40 Arkansas, Glenn E. 19 Missouri, Muriel E. 15 Missouri, Blanche E. 13 Missouri, Anna E. (This must be EDITH), 10 Missouri, Leila E. 8 Kansas, Jessie E. 5 Kansas, and Ruth E. 2 Kansas.
On the same page in 1920 Yuma is Noble McGuire, 43, Kansas, Lula D. 36 Missouri, William 17 Missouri, Finis R. 15 Missouri and his mother Eva C., 71 Indiana.
November 1928, Haxtun, Colorado "Miss Edith Stenson, who was teaching at Good Hope School, contracted pneumonia and died while attending teachers' convention in Denver.
Yuma Pioneer - November 15, 1928

Good Hope School is district # 14 in Logan County. The teacher had a mailing address of Haxtun.
Jennetta E. Stenson died in 1920, and is buried in Yuma # 74303334.
Belleville (Kansas) Telescope - March 18, 1920: " Mrs. R. E. Stenson - Jennetta Ella Ward died at her home near Fleming, Colo., March 5th, 1920 at 4:40 p. m., after a very brief illness of complicated diseases."

1922 Yuma County "McGuire, Noble, Farmer, PO Yuma, 1917, Born Kansas 1876, married Lulu D Weaver, two children. "
Noble McGuire 1876-1955 is buried in Eugene, Oregon # 71640146, with Lulu 1883-1970.

Richard's mother Eva Cinderella (Green) (Stenson) McGuire 1848-1929 is buried in Yuma , # 69359090.
"Eva Cinderella Green was born to Reuben & Margaret Green. Eva Cinderella Green was first married to Richard Stenson (1843-1872) They had three sons: Charles, William & Richard. Eva married William McGuire 16 May 1873 Republic Co KS. They had four children: Walter Lee;Noble;Royal & Cora. "

Clara V. Peterson married S.W. Whaley January 14, 1909, recorded in Teller County.
In 1910 Teller County, Clara Whaley, 19, married but no spouse, and Ester seven months, are with Clara's parents Peter V. Peterson 43, and Helma 42, both born in Sweden.
In 1920 Denver, Clara V. Whaley is single, a servant in the Louie and Minnie Minehart family.
Ester is still with grandparents in Teller County in 1920.
Clara Whaley married R.E. Stenson November 27, 1922, recorded in Yuma County.
In 1930 Yuma County, "Ricard" Stenson is 59, married to Clara 40, with Lila E. 19, Jessie E. 16, Ruth E. 13, Clara's daughter Esther E. Whatey 21, and they have Richard E. 3 and Robert E. seven months.
In 1935 they were in Otis, Washington County, Colorado, and in 1940 are in San Mateo County, County, California - Richard 69, Clara V. 49, Richard E. 13, and Robert E. 10.
In 1948 Redwood City, California, Richard, Clara, Richard, Jr., and Robert all live at 2926 Curtis.
In 1950 Redwood City, California, Richard and Clara live at 2926 Curtis, with Robert E. a laborer. Richard Jr. (Alberta) is a cannery worker, at 2910 Curtis.
Ruth was in Redwood City in 1940, a clerk, lodging with Christine Blackington.
Richard was in Redwood City in 1958
Eugene Oregon Register-Guard

Richard died April 21, 1969 in San Mateo County, California, mother Green.
Clara, born August 13, 1890, died October 1975, last address Sunnyvale, California.
" Clara PETERSON STENSON, b. 1890, Pueblo CO, died 26 October 1975 in Sunnyvale."
Richard and Clara are both buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose.

In 1940 Palo Alto, California, Muriel Arnold, 34, is managing a creamery. Jessie 11 born in Colorado is with her, and she's living with sister Jessie Sordez 25 and her husband Gale Sordez 34 Massachusetts. and their son Gale Jr. 2.

Jessie E. (Stenson) Surdez, 92, died in San Jose in May 2007.
She's buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose 1914-2007 # 149247932.
Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, June 22, 1944
A Phillips County Man in the Service of Uncle Sam (Photo) - Glen Elmer Stenson, Sr. M. M. 1/c
Glen Elmer Stenson, M. M. 1/c, U. S. N. R., enlisted in the U.S. Navy Seabees in July 1942 and was called to duty in October 1942. After receiving his basic training at Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia, he was transferred to Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia, where he did construction work for nine months. After completing his advanced training at Davisville, Rhode Island, he was given overseas duty and is now in the southwest Pacific. He is a son of R.E. Stenson of Redwood City, California.

Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, April 4, 1996
Blanche Ruby Emery Stenson, formerly of Holyoke, was born December 11, 1902 at Bellaire, KS to Seth W. and Edith Pruitt Emery. She died March 30, 1996 in Denver at the age of 93.
Blanche received her education in Smith County, Kansas schools. As a young girl, she was baptized in the Crystal Plains Union Church. She transferred her membership to First United Methodist Church in Holyoke.
On December 22, 1924, Blanche was united in marriage to Glen Elmer Stenson of Yuma. Six children were born to this marriage: Glen E., Jr., Wilbur L., Frank F., Edith A., James R. and Jeanette S.
Blanche gave many years of service to the Holyoke and Amherst communities. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and became a 50 year member of that organization in 1995. Blanche was also Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and past president of Royal Neighbors of America. She had been a member of many organizations including Jolly Dozen Home Extension Club, Navy Mothers of America and Martha Unit of WSCS of United Methodist Church. Blanche served as a cub scout and girl scout leader and worked with Rainbow Girls and the American Red Cross.
In 1931-32, she ran a small cafe in the old Amherst Bank building. After raising her six children, she managed Holyoke Furniture store for a number of years. She was a military wife and mother during World War II, while husband Glen served in the Seabees and sons Glen J., Wilbur, Frank and James also served.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 63 years, Glen; her parents; son Frank, and brothers Frank and Homer.
Survivors include sons Glen J. and wife Margaret of Denver, Wilbur and wife Ronnie of Nashville, TN, and James and wife Joyce of Fort Collins; daughters Edith and husband Walt Harris of Crete, NE and Jeanette and husband Major General [Ret.] Kenneth Hagemann of Omaha, NE; daughter-in-law Yolanda Stenson of Longmont; 24 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; brother Elmer Emery and wife of Redmond, OR and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 1996 at First United Methodist Church of Holyoke with Rev. Jack Pedotto offciating. Interment was to follow at Holyoke Memorial Park.

One tree said that Richard's brother Charles H. Stenson ws in Nuckolls COunty Nebraska until the 1940's, and one son Ernest Claude Stenson 1892-1968 is buried in Republlic County Kanssa, # 129144122.

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