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Mary Routon had claimed in 1912 land in sections 14 and 15, 4N 46W - just a couple of miles south of Gerry Brower's place.   Gerry was even a witness for her. 

April 15, 1910 "Roe Bennit has completed a well for Lee Graham, and is putting down one for Mrs. Routon"

She must be related to Paul 26 and Iva 19 in the same precinct in 1910.  They have ten-month-old Howard. 

 In June 1911 "the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Routon was quite sick the fore part of the week, but is much better at this writing."  Paul died June 6, 1912 and is buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  Both Paul and Mary "proved up" land in 4 N 46 W.  A descendant of Paul said that Iva's maiden name was Chaney, and that she left Colorado for Arkansas, remarried to a Lester Smith, died in Arkansas, and was buried in Missouri. 

.  Mary E. Routon is married to Lanceford L. Routon in 1880 Missouri, and Missouri marriage records have him marrying Miss Mary Eliza Chaney in Pettis County September 13, 1875. 

In February 1882 the Holden Enterprise "Mr. C. M. A. Chaney and daughter, of Sedalia, spent last Sabbath with Prof. and Mrs. Routon in this city."

 In 1900 Johnson County, Missouri Lansfir* Routan is 54, Mary C. E. is 42, Willie E. is 21, Paul is 16, and Alice L. is 13.  One Mytree listing has John L. born 1877, William Eugene 1879, Paul 1884, and Alice Lee 1886., and a camweb listing has Lansford L. "Lans" dying September 1905 in Holden, Johnson County, Missouri.

One message board said "also had a John Routon b 3 Oct1876 and d 6 May 1933 in St Louis, he was Editor of the Globe Democrat newspaper, He was married to a Ruth Crowson daughter Ruth Elizabeth Routon b abt 1925"

The Typographical Journal said "when news of the armistice was flashed throughout the state, many were the ideas of celebrating the event.  A unique idea originated with John Routon of the Globe-Democrat chapel, who is also a musician.  Starting from home with a cornet, he played the "Stari-Spangled Banner" in front of the windows displaying a service flag in the neighborhood,.  Routon and his wife soon had a large following which quickly entered into the spirit of the occasion, and, as an accompaniment to the cornet, a chorus of voices joined in singing the national anther, in fact a "community sing" was started.  Thus a mere noisy jubilee was turned into a soul-stirring celebration, enjoyed by all participating."

FAG has a record of L.L. Routon born April 26, 1846, dying September 4, 1905 buried in the Holden Cemetery., and Alice Lee Routon and Willie Eugene Routon (both with no dates).

In 1930 Snohomish County Washington is Lester E and Iva A. Smith, with Howard RoutEn, stepson.  They have Irma E., 16 , Norman L. 14, and Albert W. 9 ..

Howard is married by 1940 Washington.

FROM A MESSAGE BOARD "i'm looking for information regarding a Mary Elizabeth Chaney Routon whom lived in siloam springs ark. about 1857 1930 she passed away about 1930 and left the 40 acre farm to John L. Routon son for st.louis Mo. and Paul Routon of yuma Co. i cant seem to find any paper work at all it was around the ti,me that the bank went out of business because the family lost money
thank youz"



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