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Alexander and Mary Gleason, , Eckley

Alexander Strahan Gleason, born in Illinois about 1845, married Mary Eliza Brown, born in Wisconsin in 1855, in Nebraska in 1872.
In 1880 Republic County, Kansas, A.S. Gleason is 35, Mary E. 25, William A. 2, and Harvy three months.
In 1885 Republic County, A.S. is 39, Mary 29, with Nellie 7, George 5, Nathan 2, and Elizabeth two months.

In 1900 Republic County, Kansas, Alexander Gleason born March 1845 in Illinois, married 28 years to Mary E. April 1855 Wisconsin. She's had eight children, six living. Nathan born June 1882, Lizzie N. Dec 1884, Maude W. April 1887, and Thomas E. OIct 1890 all born in Kansas.
Next household is George H. March 1880 Kansas and his wife Sophia Feb 1880 Missouri, newly married.
There's a W.H. Gleason in 1910 Mitchell County, Kansas, 32, born in Kansas, with Fanny B. 29, Tennessee and Margie C. 4, Kansas. His mother Mary M. Gleason 55, born in Wisconsin, is with them.
1914 Northwest of Vernon, Colorado "A.S. Gleason is hauling lumber to build a corn crib on the farm he bought some time ago."
1915 "Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Gleason were passengers to Beloit, Kansas, last week, where they will visit friends and Mr. Gleason will have his eyes treated."

Alexander S. Gleason, of Vernon, Colorado, was a witness to the land claim of George H. Gleason in 1918.
In 1930 Vernon precinct, Alexander 85, widowed, is living with son Elmer 39 and his wife Beulah 22, both born in Kansas. They have Jerold D. 3 born in Colorado.

Alexander Strahan Gleason 1845-1932 # 52879593 and Mary Eliza (Brown) Gleason 1855-1921 are buried in Eckley # 53005834. "Married Alexander Strahan Gleason in 1872.
Mother of Children: Nancy Annette, John C, William Andrew, George Henry, Nathan Calvin, Nina Elizabeth, Maude May, and Elmer Thomas Gleason." ELIZABETH

Elizabeth Nina "Lizzie" (Gleason) Coffman is buried in Eckley 1884-1968 # 52849658.

In 1910 "H.C." Gleason is in Marshall County, Kansas, 27, with Ruby 31, stepson Eugene 5, and Arthur seven months. Widowed uncle George Brown, 51, born in Wisconsin, is living with them.

Nathan Calvin Gleason registered with an Eckley address, born June 24, 1881, farming, nearest relative Ruby A. Gelason of Eckley.
In 1920 Morrill County, Nebraska, Nathan is a railroad laborer, with Ruby 41, Eugene E. 16, Arthur E. 11, Amber B. 9, Agnes J. 8, Albert W. 5, and Donnie O. 1. All the kids were born in Kasnas, except Albert and Donnie in Colorado.
In 1930 Omaha, Nathan is doing odd jobs, 47, Ruby 50, Albert W. 16 and Donald O. 12 were bnorn in Colorado, Raymond S. 9 born in Nebraska.
Nathan registered for WWII in San Bernadino, California, born June 24, 1882 in Norka, Kansas, contact Agnes Stephens of San Bernardino.
Ruby E. (Bowers) Gleason, born April 1, 1877 in Kansas, died May 11, 1952 in San Bernardino County, mother's maiden name Patch.
Ruby's sister, Esther May, as with her in 1880 Jewell County, daughter of Wm . and Nettie Bowers.
Esther 1878-1973 is buried in Eckley, with George Edward Rice 1874-1967 # 49613584.
Another sister, Edith Bowers, married Raymond Campbell. In 1920 Yuma County, Ray Campbell is 25, born in Iowa, a farm laborerr, marrid to Edith, 22, and they have Nellie 3, born in COlorado.
Edith is buried in Eckley 1897-1926, with Ray 1893-1976.
Ray married Edith M. Bowers (born November 1887 in Kansas) November 5, 1915 in Wray. They had Nellie Wynona August 23, 1916 and William Max August 30, 1925
Ray married Bertha Olive McCalmont October 18, 1927 in Warren County, Pennsylvania, per one tree. In 1930 Ray is 35, Bertah 35, Nellie Y. 14, Mary I 10, Ruth 9, Darrel D. 7, Max W 4, Dortha eighteen months, and Paul 3. 15, Vera M. 12, and Howard V. 9. The last three were born in Pennsylvania, and surely are Bertha McCalmont Campbell's chidren (by Clyde McCalmont).


William Andrew Gleason registered for WWI with an Eckley address, born February 2, 1878, farming, with a wife.

In 1919 William A. Gleason and F.C. Lougee had a civil case in Yuma County.

In 1920 Kay County, Oklahoma, William A. is 42, a truck farmer, with Fannie 39, Margery 14, Geneva 9, Kansas, Leonard 3 Colorado, and nephew Everett Mitchell, 19, born in Texs.

In 1930 Greeley, Colorado, William is 52, a laborer in trucking, with Fanny B. 49 and Leonard C. 13.
William and Fannie are alone in 1940 Greeley, and he's still a laborer.
William 1878-1950 and Frances R. 1881-1956 are buried in Evans, Colorado # 13958572.

Leonard's FindAGrave # 135367848 says he was born at Eckley April 25, 1915, and died May 1q5, 1974 in Long Beach California.
Marriage License Record
NAME: Leonard C. Gleason
address: ISSC Co. D Ft. Banning, GA.
DATE of BIRTH: April 25, 1915 PLACE: Eckley Colorado
OCC.: Soldier
FATHER: William A. Gleason MOTHER: Fannie B. Wrinkle
SPOUSE NAME: Frances Lucille Campbell
address: 1410 14th av Greeley CO.
DATE of BIRTH: October 3, 1917 PLACE: Oto Co. Neb.
OCC.: waitress FATHER: Frank Campbell MOTHER: Mildred Lucille Mallory ----------------------------------------------------------
1922 Robb items "A dance was held at the home of Geo. Gleason last Friday night."
George # 40081688 is buried in Eckley, with Sophia M. (Stafford) Gleason 1880-1962 # 40081819.
Obituary: Wray Gazette - Friday, August 31, 1961 (summarized) Services for George Henry Gleason, long-time resident of this community,were held Saturday August 26 at the Wray Nazarene Church. Burial was in the Eckley Cemetery. Mr Gleason died August 22 at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 7 days. He was born March 15, 1880. Surviving are his wife of Snyder; seven children, Verna Ward of Michigan,Lloyd Gleason of Littleton, Wilber Gleason of Fort Morgan, Roy Gleason of Oregon, Marie Forsythe of Holyoke, Carlton Gleason of California, Lila Foster of Fort Morgan, and Lyle Gleason of Snyder; one brother, Nathan C. Gleason of Nevada; two sisters; Elizabeth Coffman of Eckley and Maude Rominger of Jewell, Kansas, and 24 grandchildren

George L. "Hoss" Gleason, 65, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born March 27, 1937, to Lloyd and Mary (Lamb) Gleason in Eckley, Colo. He grew up in the Brush, Colo., area and graduated from Snyder High School in Snyder, Colo. In 1967, he came to the Culbertson community where he drove truck for Kugler Oil Company and also operated his own trucking business. For several years he was a deputy Sheriff, serving in Hitchcock, Hayes and Chase Counties. On Dec. 23, 1967, he married Linda Wilkinson and they spent their married lives in Culbertson. For three years, they operated Hoss's Cafe in Culbertson. He retired in 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda; and an infant daughter, Rebecca Rae. Survivors include five daughters, Ilo and husband, Rick Swonger and Georgia and husband, Glen Baughman of Culbertson, Angela and husband, Quinton Wright of Grand Island, Valori Settell of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Jodi and husband, Marvin Lane of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Rick Gleason and wife, Amber of Hamlet and Alan Hisel and wife, Loraine of Lenexa, Kan.; two brothers, Kenneth Gleason and wife, Beverly of Palisade and Ronnie Gleason of Wray, Colo.; two sisters, Virginia and husband, Clarence Renzelman and Dorothy and husband, Joe Juranek of Wray; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Louise (Gleason) Juranek was born November 6, 1927, three miles east of Beecher Island, Colorado to Lloyd and Mary (Lamb) Gleason. She was the oldest of six children. She parted this life September 17, 2014 at Hillcrest Care Center in Wray at the age of 86. As a child, she stayed with her grandmother in Eckley and attended Yuma and Eckley School. Prior to World War II, Joe Juranek met Dorothy while working for her father. After a lengthy courtship, on February 12, 1948 Dorothy and Joe were wed in Benkelman, Nebraska and to this union four children were born Leonard, Kelly, Mary, Bryan. In 1950, Joe and Dorothy decided to build their own family home in which they could raise their family. Pregnant with their second child on the way and cooking on a Coleman camping stove with no running water or plumbing, she was very anxious to get in their home. It was a hard time for her and Joe, raising a family in a small one room shack while completing their home in 1953. Dorothy worked through the years for the Junior High Cafeteria, Renotta Nursing Home, also by taking in ironings to make ends meet. In 1992, Joe had a brush with death almost dying from an aneurysm, Dorothy stayed by his side while he was in intensive care. For over a month, she lived outside the Greeley Hospital in a small camper in the middle of winter that Joe’s brother in law, Marion had provided. After two months of rehab at the Hospital, Joe returned home where they spent the next 12 years together enjoying family and each other until Joe’s passing in 2004. After Joe’s passing, Dorothy lived at home for the next 10 years until her failing health forced her admission into Hillcrest Care Center. After a short stay, Dorothy passed away peacefully with her children at her side. Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; Lloyd and Mary Gleason, brothers; Marvin, Kenny, George, sister; Virginia (Gleason) Renzelman and daughter-in-law, Ellen Juranek. Those surviving her are her brother; Ronnie, children; Leonard Juranek, Kelly Juranek, Mary Thurmond, and Bryan Juranek & wife, Cindi; grandchildren; Dawn Peterson, Beth Lopez, Jeremy Juranek, Chris Rippe; great grandchildren; Hunter, Bradyn, Rowan, Ally, Ethan, Seth and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

1916 "License to marry was issued Tuesday to Elmer Gleason of Vernon and Miss Mabel Bower of Eckley. They were married the same day by Judge Jennings in his office in Wray."
In 1930 Vernon precinct, Alexander 85, widowed, is living with son Elmer 39 and his wife Beulah 22, both born in Kansas. They hae Jerold D. 3 born in Colorado.
In 1940 Eckley precinct, Elmer is 49, Beulah 32, Gerold 13, Darlo L. 9, Clifford E. 6, and John W. 4.
FindaGrave # 53005833 has Elmer Gleason buried in Eckley, dying in California.
"Son Elmer Thomas Gleason buried with his wife Beulah Marie White Gleason are buried in Valley Springs Cemetery, Calaveras County, California."

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