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James William Beezley, son Leslie D. Beezley, daughter Idona M. Beezley, Hughes 

Thanks to Ida Hughes Manley -



In 1900 Graham County, Kansas William J. Beazly and Sarah have Cecalia  A. 20, Dazie I. 18, Effie 17, Bessie E. 15, Eathrel 13, Leslie 10, Idona N. 6, and Rossey 4.

In 1910 Graham County Kansas, William J. 63, and Sarah A. 50, Beezley have been married thirty years, with eight kids.  With them are Daisy I. 28, Iowa, Bessie E. 25 South Dakota - both school teachers - , Leslie D. 20 Idona M. 16, and Rosa A. 14 - the last three in Nebraska.

Leslie proved up two quarters in 33 and 34, 3S 48W in 1920.  He was teaching school in District 56 in the school year 1919-1920.

Idona - September 2, 1893 - February 17, 1917, is buried in South Star Cemetery, Graham County - Sarah A. -Sep 7, 1858 - Jan 19, 1909 is also buried there.

A sister Edith, her husband David Noland, and David's sister, Gladys Noland , all died in the Spanish Influenza epidemic within a short time. Edith and David, who died only two days apart, were survived by two daughters, Beryl and Ruth and were raised by David's parents. 

"Heirs of Idona M. Beezley"  proved up two quarters in 33 and 34, 3S 48W in 1918.

In 1920 James is 73, widowed, living in Norton County, Kansas.

In 1930 he's married to Mary E., and they're living on South Buffalo Street in Yuma.

One tree said he married Mary Elma Sharp Hunter Feb 15, 1930 in Akron, and that she was born March 16, 1862 in Washington County, (probably the one in Ohio) , died April 18, 1948.

He's living on South Albany in Yuma in 1940, 93, with Mary E. 78, born in Ohio.

William, born December 19, 1846 in Shelby County, Ohio,  enlisted May 2, 1864, and was discharged June 9, 1864 from Company D, 145th Illinois.  He died May 2, 1940, and is buried in Yuma with Mary E. Beezley.

Daisy Iola was born Jan 14, 1882 in Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, married James Windfield Lewis June 2, 1919 in Yuma,  1888-1924 and she died 1969 - they are buried in Yuma.


Leslie D. Beezley registered in Yuma County, saying he was born December 6, 1889 at Orleans, Nebraska.

One tree said he married November 15, 1936 in Salt Lake City,

In 1940 he's in Elmore County, Idaho, 50, married to Bertha 48.

In 1942 they're in Salt Lake City, living at the rear of 31 N 6th West.  They're still there in 1944, and Leslie is a cook.

Leslie died Feb 19, 1975, Bertha 1891-1979 - and they are  buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Pike County, Arkansas.


In 1900 Osage County Kansas William A. Jackson is 7, with parents William and Mary.  Siblings are Henry R. m10, Harried D. 5, and Adda T. 2 (see 1920 census)

In 1910 William and Mary are in Idalia, with Henry 20, Alford 18, Deanie 15, Adaline 12, and Ernest 8.

William Alfred Jackson registered with an Idalia address, saying he was born Aug 21, 1892 in Burlington, Kansas.

He's single in 1920, 26, living with his sister Addie Ingalls

William and Rosa Jackson are in Modoc County, California in 1930, with Thelma I., 9, Violet M. 8, Norma B. l6, and William A. 3.

In 1940 William, a rancher,  and Rosa A. Jackson are in Rio Blanco County, Colorado - said they were in Yuma in 1935.  They've added Geraldine G. 3.

Rosa Christine Jackson, born March 25, 1896, died February 7, 1958 in Caldwell, Idaho.  Mother was Sarah A. Brown.  19779027


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