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Charles J. Oldaker, Jaqua

  Charles cash-claimed  a quarter in 6, 4S 42W in 1890. Charles mortgaged that land for $450 on September 1, 1888, payable 1893, and defaulted, so it was to be sold at auction in 1912.

Possibly the Charles J. Oldaker, born about 1861 in Iowa, in Johnson County Iowa in 1880, with parents James and Adaline.

In 1900 Kimball County, Nebraska, Charles J. born August 1860, married eleven years to Clara Sep 1869 Illinois, have Royal  April 1889, Gilbert May 1892, Fay July 1890, Yolo July 1896, and Clara B. June 1897, all kids born in Nebraska.


In 1940 Kimball, Charles is 79, Clara K. 70, with Lynn C. 32.

Charles 1860-1946 is buried in Kimball Nebraska # 113725796, with Clara K. 1869-1951  # 113726033.

The Morning Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, Saturday, May 23, 1931

KENNEDY - In this city, May 21, Laura Kennedy, aged 81 years, wife of George Kennedy; mother of Mrs. Ethel Belknap and Roy Kennedy of this city, Mrs. Freda McMinn of Santa Monica, Cal., and Mrs. Clara Oldaker of Kimball, Neb. Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 3:30 P. M. at the Conservatory Chapel of A. J. Rose & Son, East Side Funeral Directors, Inc., E. 6th and Alder Sts. Commitment Lincoln Memorial Park crematorium.

George Scott Kennedy died August 6, 1932 in Portland Co., OR at age 84.

Clara S. Kennedy was born February 1870 in Ogle County Illinois, per one tree, to George Scott Kennedy and Laura Catherine Blake, and it said her brother Floyd B. Kennedy born 1896 died 1905, and is buried in Jaqua, Cheyenne County, Kansas.  # 139926702

George S. Kennedy cash-claimed a quarter in 27, 3S 42S (that's KANSAS) in 1891, and proved up a quarter in 9, 4S 42W in 1895.

In 1895 Jaqua, Cheyenne County, Kansas, G.S. is 48, L.C. 46, Roy 17, daughters E.F 13., F.N. 7, and son F.B. 4.


In 1900 Prowers County, Colorado, George Kennedy born Feb 1847, married 31 years to Laura Nov 1849, have Roy May 1876, Ethel April 1881 - both born in Illinois, and Freda July 1887 Kansas.

George and Laura are in Boulder in 1910, with only Freda M. 22.  Freda married Roger McMinn, dying Jan 10, 1965 in Los Angeles County, born July 17, 1887 in Kansas.

Dudley D. Oldaker claimed a quarter in 35, 3S 42W in 1892, and John W. Oldaker cash-claimed one in 35, 3S 42W in 1890.  These are Charles' brothers.

Roy N. Kennedy married Cora M. Black in Boulder August 7, 1907 - and Cora was his nearest relatie wqhen he registered.  In 1920 Roy is divored, living with parents in Boulder.    Cora and Roy divorced in Boulder in 1923.

Roy 1877 - 1951 and Minnie  1897-1955 are buried in Portland, Oregon # 63265615.


1942 "Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Davis of Hastings announce the betrothal  of their daughter. Mareelle, to   Mrs. Charles Oldaker of Kimball. She is a graduate of the Univer sity of Nebraska where she is   of music in Chieai Shi' I ( as, member of IM H. - ta Phi .sorority Mr. Oldaker attended I . versity and is in the U. S. postal service at Kimball. 

1944 "Miss Marcclle Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Davis of Hastings, was married to S. Sgt. Lynn C. Oldaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oldaker of Kimball, Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 5 o'clock at the Congregational church in Smith Center, Kas. The Rev. I. N. Faurot performed the single ring ceremony before the members of the immediate families. Mrs. Oldaker is a graduate of Hastings high school and of the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi .sorority. She has been teaching kindergarten in Kimball. She is a past honored queen of the order of Job’s Daughters and was guardian of the same order in the Kimball bethel. Sergeant Oldaker attended Denver University in Denver. He has just returned from 18 months service in central and west Africa where he was in the adjutant general department postal service."

Lynn C. 1907-1993 and Marcelle 1916-2007 are buried in Kimball.

When Royal Charles Oldaker registered for WWI, he said he was born April 19, 1889 in Kimball County..

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