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Grace E. Headley

, Laird


In 1870 Union County, Iowa, Davis Shearer is 42, Mary 40, Grace 16, Susan 15, Wm. 13, and Anna 4.

Grace E. Shearer married James Headley on January 28, 1873 in Creston, Union County, Iowa.

In 1880 Union County, Iowa, Grace Headley is 36, James 39, Rebecca 6 Frank 4, David 1, and two-months-old Susan, all four born in Iowa. James brother Hiram is 25.

In 1900 Custer County, Nebraska, James Headley is farming, born October 1846 in Pennsylvania, wmarried 23 years to Grace E. October 1851 Ohio. May is 16, William %. 9.

1903 Custer County, Nebraska "Mrs. J. P. Headley is visiting her father and sister near Laird, Colorado."

In 1910 Laird precinct, Grace E. Headley is 59, born in Ohio, married but no spouse. She's had nine kids, five living.

January 2, 1912 "H. F. Hadley was up from Laird last Friday, business bringing him here."

February 27, 1913 "H. F. Hadley visited with his mother, Mrs. Grace Hadley of near Laird the last few days of last week. He lives in Sheridan, Wyoming."

November 1917 "Mrs. Grace Headley is enjoying a visit with her daughters, Mrs. Anderson of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Young of Kansas.

Grace E. (Shearer) Headley 1853-1918 is buried in Custer County, with James P. 1853-1916.


1903 Custer County, Nebraska "Mrs. J. P. Headley is visiting her father and sister near Laird, Colorado."

(This is Davis Shearer Susannah (Shearer) McGinnis 1855-1929 buried in Wray, # 55381573.)

January 9, 1903 "Mrs. Miller and Mr. Peck of Creston, Iowa, were here a few days to visit their Grandpa Davis Shearer, who is here from Grantsdale, Montana, visitiug relatives."

Davis Shearer is in Laird precinct in 1910, 81, with daughter usan M. McGinnis 54 and her husband William E. 66.

February 12, 1914

July 9, 1914 "A neighborhood picnic was held at the lovely ranch of Geo. Drom mond last Sunday at which twenty members of the McGinnis and Drommond families were present and some neighbors besides. Four generations were represented, with Grandpa Shearer as the patriarch."

January 27, 1916 "Grandfather Shearer has been quite ill at his daughter's, Mrs. Will McGinnis, at Laird. He is at present slightly improved. Jas. Shearer, of Iowa, a son was called last week to his bedside."

November 9, 1916 Wray Rattler
"The death of David Shearer of Laird occurred Thursday morning of last week, a fact we did not learn in time for the issue of that day. Mr. Shearer, whose illness we mentioned last week, had been ailing for some time, as he was quite aged, being eighty-eight years, five months and nine days old at the time of his death. He has made his home for several years with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. McGinnis , of Laird and had made many friends in that community during that time. The body was taken to Hamilton, Montana, for burial, that evening and was accompanied by his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Carl McGinnis."

May 21, 1909 "Garfield Shearer and two sisters, Fredericka and Leontine and Mrs. Chas. Shearer, of Hermes, Colo., were transacting land business with Judge Jennings, Monday."

April 22, 1910 "Miss Fredericka Shearer died at the Mercy hospital in Denver and was buried last Sunday. Miss Shearer spent a number of summer months of the past two years at the Shearer ranch near Hermes in the south part of this county. The particulars of her death could not be learned at tills time . ."

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