Yuma County, Colorado
Yuma County Pioneer Photographs:
William S. and Mary P. Rowe and sons
Edgar, William, Francis and daughter Alice all homesteaded.
One tree said William S. Rowe married Mary B. Barney November 7, 1861 in
Woodford County, Illinois.
In 1860 Woodford County, Illinois William S. Rowe is 24, one of many of
Lorenzo D. 51 and Julia A. 45, Rowe
1870 Bloomington, Illinois Wm. S. 33, Mary 30, Alice 7, Alpheus ((male) 6,
Elizabeth 4, and Mary C. 1.
1880 Ayr, Adams County, Nebraska W.S. Rowe 44, Mary 40, Ahlice 17, Afrise,
daughter 15, Elizabeth 14, Edgar 8, and Francis 2.
The 1900 Kearney, Nebraska census has William S. Rowe, 64, Mary P, 61,
William A. 36, Edgar C. 28, and Francis. S. December 1877
1907 Alice M. Rhoades v. George M. Rhoades -appeal from the Hall County
Nebraska district court. "July 1, 1884 the plaintiff, Alice M. Rhoades and the
defendant George M. Rhoades wee married in Adams county, Nebraska, where they
then resided. One child, born June 4, 1885, is the issue of their
marriage. The parties moved to Hall county, this state, in 1886, and
continued to live together as husband and wife until June 1887, when Mrs.
Rhoades left her husband because of his extreme cruelty, and has since
justifiably lived apart from him. Shortly after the separation, defendant
moved from Nebraska, and at all times since has been a nonresident of the state,
and his whereabouts are unknown to plaintiff. Defendant is the owner of an
undivided one-half interest in a certain quarter section of land in Hall county"
Almost has to be the Alice Rhode in 1900 Kearney, widowed, August 1861
Illinois, with Fannie, June 1885 Kansas. Alice is a carpet maker.
January 1907 "Frank, Alf and Ed Rowe and sister, Mrs. Rhoades, of Kearney,
Neb., arrived Thursday to find houses."
The 1910 Magee precinct census has Edward V. Rowe, 38, next to Frank C. Rowe
31, both single, both Illinois. On the same page is William S. Rowe, 74,
Ohio, married 48 years to Mary P., 70, Vermont. Mary's had six children,
Also on the page is Alice Rhoades, 47, widowed, one child still living.
February 25, 1910 "Rowe Brothers are nearly through picking corn." "Mrs.
Alice Rhoads has grown tired of city life and has moved back to their farm."
"U.S. Rowe, who is nearly 74 years old, said the other day that he feels better
now than he did ten years ago."
October 1910 "James Christensen and Mrs. Rhoades made a good start for Sunday
shool (sic), but on arriving at the gate the horse positively refused to attend
S.S. that day." "Frank Rowe still has expectations of a full grown ladies
curling iron being discovered under his bed."
"Wanted - men and boys to haul wheat, as my crop is large this year, having
received 44 bushels off 56 acres. Inquire of Ed Rowe." (this probably was
Wm. A. Rowe homesteaded a quarter in 20, 4N 46W in 1913 - a mile east of the
Frank S. Rowe, also in 1913, a quarter touching Wm.
Edgar V. Rowe, also in 1913, homesteaded a mile east of Wm.
Alice M. RHODES homesteaded two quarters just south of Edgar's in 1913.
In 1912 she was delinquent on taxes for the improvements in the northeast
quarter of section 28, so that's probably where her buildings were located.
She proved-up in 1912 for one quarter in 1912, with witnesses Huldah E.
Carper, Frank Woodward, John W. Weekly and Laymond R. Marshall.
Wm. S. Rowe, also in 1913, a quarter in 33 - about three miles south
March 1913 "In the assault and battery case of Alice Rhoades vs Julia Frances
Christiansen and Geo. M. Rhoades, which was tried before Judge Buchanan Monday
evening, the jury found for the defendants." (Julia F. Chrisensen and
James M. Christensen proved-up two quarters just south of Alice's, also in
1913. Julia, a widow, proved up with Lizzie Carper as one of the witnesses)
BECAUSE THE 1910 CENSUS HAS GEORGE W. RHODES AS FATHER-IN-LAW TO BERT
MCNICHOLS, AGNES MCNICHOLS HAD TO BE A RHODES.
It seems likely that the Julia F. Brown, born June 4, 1885, dying December
14, 1971, buried in Centralia Washington, is "Fannie" in the 1900 census with
In 1910 James. M. and Julie F. Christensen are in Magee precinct, with Alice
E. 3, John C. 2, and Grace M. -two months.
July 1, 1910 - "James Christensen had his foot badly smashed in a runaway one
day last week."
October 7, 1910 "Jim Christensen had got part way home from Old Folks Day
before he counted his family. He discovered he had one of Jim Ecre's.
Mr. Ecre had not missed any of his." (this must have been the Old Settlers
Christensen James M. 1910 Original 56
Christensen John C. 1934 Original 56
Christensen Matilda 1934 Original 56 in the Yuma cemetery.
May 1909 "A surprise party was given Mr. and John Christianson (sic) in their
beautiful new home last Friday evening in honor of his birthday."
November 1909 "George Waters is putting down a well for Mr. Weekley.
When this work is finished he will go in the Rowe brothers place and put down a
well for them."
March 3, 1911 "Little Alice Christensen has been on the sick list the past
1913 Personal note - Albert was my grandfather, and Frank Woodward my
October 1913 "At the temple of justice last Friday afternoon, Judge J.E.
Buchanan presiding - WA. Rowe, L.R Marshall and Herbert Blair were found guilty,
by a jury of six men, of having made a large dent in the peace and dignity of
the great State of Colorado, County of Yuma, ss., and were assessed up with a
fine and costs amounting to $22.40 each. Mr. Rowe gave notice of appeal
and furnished bond for same. The trial of Frank Rowe, on the same charge,
is to come up next Monday."
April 1914 "Mrs. Motts and daughter, of Monte Vista, Colorado, who had been
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.. Christiansen for a few days, left for Montana on the noon train yesterday."
The 1920 Weld Precinct has Edgar V. Rowe, 48, single. He's on the same
page as W. Alph Rowe, 55, with his widowed mother Mary P. 80. Frank S. 41,
and sister Alice Rhoades, 57 (married) are with "Alph".
In 1930 Weld Precinct William and Frank Rowe and sister Alice M. Rhoades are
Edgar V. is single, also in Weld Precinct.
The 1934 directory has Rowe, E. V. 21-4N-46
Yuma cemetery has:
Rowe Edgar Vincent 1956 Original 41
Rowe Frank S. 1952 Original 41
Rowe Mary P. 1926 Original 41
Rowe William A. 1935 Original 41
Rowe William S. 1912 Original 41
Frank Scott Rowe registered for WWII in Centralia Washington, saying he was
born in Roanoke Ill December 23, 1877, and his sister Alice M. Rhoades of
Centralia would know where he would be.
In 1940 Alice is living alone in Centralia Washington, saying she was in
Yuma in 1935.
She must be the Alice M. Rhoades in Centralia Greenwood Memorial Park - no
dates in the Findagrave listing,
with the Findagrave entry saying Julia F. Brown. is her daughter.
Rolland Allan Brown, born June 3, 1923 in Grants, New Mexico and dying March 9,
2012 in Lacey, Washington. shares a tombstone in Greenwood with Mary Ellen
In 1920 Colfax County, NM is Julia F. WILLIAMS, 34 Kansas, divorced, a
farmer. With her is Alice E. 13 Nebraska George R. 11 Nebraska, Gracie M.
9, Colorado, Delbert E. 4 Oklahoma, and Lauretta E. 2, NM.
Also with her are Rhodes, G.M. father, 60 divorced Nebraska and Harold
Rhodes, brother, Iowa, single. Both are farmers.
Next household is Ada R. Rhodes, 30, Kansas. She's also a farmer.
In 1930 Dodge City, Kansas are John H. Rhoades 37, Kansas, with Julia Rhoades
44, Kansas, a practical nurse, Delbert 14 Oklahoma, Lauretta 12 NM, Iris 9 NM,
Rollin 6 NM, and Francis, son 4, Kansas.
The 1940 census has Iddo Alonzo Vernon (31 ??) born Ohio, He's between Julia
F. Brown, 53, Nebraska (eight children all still living) a hospital attendant
and daughter Iris
Brown 19 New Mexico, son Rollin Brown 16 New Mexico, and Frank Brown 14,
1951 Centralia " and Mrs Mao Fisher of Lompoc left Thursday to return home
following a visit in Centralia with relatives They to visit Mrs. Fisher's
great-grandmother Mrs. Alice Rhoades 502 East Magnolia street who is
seriously ill. They also visited with her grand- mother Mrs. Julia Brown and with
her parents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Williams. Also a visitor was the of Mrs. Rhoades
little Carolyn Jane Fisher "
Clarence and Alice (33, born Nebraska) Williams are in Centralia in 1940,
saying they were in Dodge City Kansas in 1935.
January 25, 1962 - Daily Chronicle - Centralia Washington
MOTHER DIES AT 99
A Centralian honored last year as the community's oldest resident, Mrs. Alice
May Rhoades, died early Thursday at a local hospital. She was 99.
Mrs. Rhoades was the honoree.. last Mothers Day in re..... sponsored by
Centralia retailers. She was born August 6, 1862, in .... Ill, and had
lived in this city for 55 years. She formerly lived in Yuma, Colo.
Surviving hare a daughter, Mrs. Julia F. Brown, Centralia, 7 grandchildren, 17
grand-grandchildren and 34 great-grand-grandchildren, a niece and two nephews.
Services are Saturday at the .... Funeral Home in Centralia... Interment will
be at Greenwood.
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