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Elijah Elwood Hathaway  was born May 13, 1867 in Monroe Ohio,  to Sylvanus and Martha Ann GREGG. Hathaway. lived in Benkelman, Nebraska,

Elijah married July 14, 1889 Laura Etta Neal, who was born September 19, 1871 in Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri.  Laura was a sister of George Gregg Hatheway's wife,>  Both were daughters of James W. and Sarah Catherine (Pettit) Neal.

They had ten children.

Ruffell Vanburen, born April 30, 1890 in Missouri, buried near Gardena California married Mecia Bell Beard (Nebraska February 14, 1890_

Carless E. married Ethel I. Herbaugh December 24, 1915 in Benkelman, Nebraska  See the Seborn Elliott page for more information on the Herbaugh family

Elsie Cathryn, born March 11, 1896, married Charles H. Spelts in Holyoke December 23, 1914, died El Cajon CA December 18, 1973

Clyde Milford, born September 10 1898 in Stanberry, Missouri, married Gladys Haddon/Hayden, lived in Chase County and Red Willow County, Nebraska

Glenco  (Glenn) William, born Stanberry Missouri Aug 2, 1901, married Mary Graham 1947, Jacque Logan  Lived in Missouri and Nebraska, died May 1977 in Arizona


Mabel Martha, born Lamar, Nebraska Jan 29, 1903, married Ray Jay Commons May 26, 1920. See the Commons Page for information on them. 

Raymond, born Mar 29, 1905, died Feb 9, 1906 buied Chase Cemetery, Nebraska

Calvin P., born Dec 1908 in Lyons, Kansas, married Ruby Taylor Sep 10, 1934.  In 1940 he was working construction in Boradwater County, Montana as an "enamel coater" - said he was married, and was living in Yuma in 1935

Melvin Warren, born Yuma Apr 22, 1911, married Marjorie Palmer Nov 25, 1934 in Max, Nebraska


In 1900 Eligha (sic) and Sarah E. are in Gentry County, Missouri.  They have Ruffell V. 10, Corless E. 6, Elsie C. 4, and Clida W. 1.

In 1910 Glenn 9 and Mabel 7 are living with brother Ruffil and his wife in Chase County Nebraska

Elijah and Laura are also in Chase County, with Carl 10, Elsie 14, Clyde 12, and Calvin 2

November 1911 "Mr. E.E. Hathaway is building a house on his homestead south of town (they mean the Ford post office).  This will be the largest residence in this vicinity."

The 1920 census shows them in Yuma County with Mable 16, Calvin P. 12, Melvin W. 8, and William R. 5. By the names on the census page they're on the land claim just north of the Pleasant Valley church.

E.E. is in the 1934 Yuma County, located in 13, 5N 46W.

L.E. (has to be Laura) is in 6, 4N 46 W

The 1937 Yuma directory has Mrs. Laura E. Hathaway (sic) at 303 South Birch, Yuma.

Elijah Elwood Hathaway

Elijah and Laura Hathaway


May 1915 Carl Hathaway, "of Ford, Colo." was a witness for David E. Edwards' claim.  Other witnesses were Carl C. McNichols, Elmer Herbaugh, and Henry Elliott.

Carl and Ethel HERBAUGH Hathaway

Mable HATHAWAY Commons

William P was living with his brother-in-law Charles Spelts in 1930.  He  married Helen, and they were living in Dundy County Nebraska in 1940.  William and Helen are buried in the Wray cemetery

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