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Charles and Gertrude (McClelland) Dimmick, sister Emma (Dimmick) Brunson, Haigler and Yuma.

In 1880 Tama County Gertrude McClelland is 4, Charles H. 3, and Thomas H. 1, with James 26 and Susan J. 25 McClelland.
In 1920 Norton County, Kansas, James is 67, divorced, with Thomas 41 and Dollie 36.
James 1853-1933 is buried in Norton, Kansas # 39643817. So is Susan J. (Huff) McCleland 1884-1904 ?? # 39643866.

In 1900 Franklin County, Nebraska, Clarence Dimmick is a railroad section foreman , born April 1853 in Illinois, has been married 26 years to Julia B. Feb 1857 Ohio. They have Emma May 1879 Kansas and Jno., a telegraph operator, born Oct 1884 Nebraska. Julia's four children are still living.
1902 McCook, Nebraska "Extra Operator John Dimmick has retired from the company's service and gone to his home at Rivderton, Nebraska.
John Dimmick, 27, married Susie Hughes, 24, in Las Animas Colorado October 23, 1913.
John Dimmick registered in Denver, born October 23, 1884, a telegraph operator for the W.W. T. Co, living at Albaany Hotel. Nearest relative was Sue Dimmick, also of the Albany Hotel.
Sue Dimmick - 1891-1928 is buried in Fort Morgan # 73148739.
John is in Denver in 1930, single, 45 born in Nebraska, a telegraph clerk.
John Dimmick -1884-1961 is buried in Fort Morgan # 73148720.
Yuma 1910 "John Dimmick of Haigler, Nebraska, a brother of Mrs. J. O. Brunson, is here on a visit."
In 1910 Yuma County, John O. "Brownson" is 36, Iowa, married nine years to Emma. They are running a restaurant on Weld Avenue. Lavita, daughter ? is 8., born in Kansas.
John Brunson was operating the Home Cafe in Yuma in 1910 advertising 25-Cent meals.
1914 Yuma "Mrs. C. Dimmick, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.O. Brunson, left for her home at Laramie, Wyoming."
1915 Yuma "Mr. and Mrs. C. Dimmick and grandson, who had been guests of their daughter, Mrs. J. M. Brunson, south of town, for a few weeks, departed for their home at Arapahoe, Nebraska."
1914 John O. Brunson proved up two quarters in 6 and 7, 1S 47W, witnesses Rex Randal, Albert J. Hansen, Josiah Clines, and George W. Criss.
In 1920 Yuma County, John O. Brunson is 47, farming, Emma 39 Kansas, wtih Lavedia 18 Kansas and Mildred 5, Colorado.
Emma Brunson, dying January 16, 1924, is buried in Fort Morgan # 73179418, on the same stone as parents Clarence and Julia Dimmick.
John O. Brunson 1873-1940 is buried in Coolidge, Kansas # 26685921.
Clarence Lavedia Brunson 1901-1989 is buried in Gillette Wyoming, # 36024911.
Mildred Brunson, born April 9, 1914 in Coolidge, Kansas, married Leslie Lee McMichael in Holly Colorado in 1933, and that she died in Springfield Missouri in 1998.
November 1929 "Betty Louise McMichael was born near Whitney, Texas, March 27, 1929, at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Young. She and her parents spent the summer with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. McMichaels, at Clovis, New Mexico, and had just recently come to Lamar. This was her first illness, and it was of short duration, her death coming as a great shock to her parents and near relatives. She leaves to mourn her death her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. McMichaels of Lamar, and aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. McMichaels of Lamar, her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Raney; and hergrandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Young of Whitney, Texas. "
Leslie McMichael had an infant son in 1932 buried in Hill County, Texas 14119149, is married-but-no-spouse in 1940 Craig, Colorado, a mail carrier. He married Anna Josephine in 1943, and they are buried in Craig# 28771818.
Mildred Alice McMichael, age 37 married Jason H. Cox, age 45 both of Garden City, Kansas, in Sharp County Arkansas March 25, 1952.
Jason H. "Jay" Cox 1907-1978 is buried in Seymour, Missouri, with Mildred A. # 27393859, April 9, 1914-October 23, 1998.

In 1905 Decatur County, Kansas, Clarence and Julia are living with daughter Ella Paxton, 27, her husband F.A. 32, and their two kids. Ella had married William Edgar Woofter, then Thomas Alvin Paxton. With Thomas she had Linford 1902, Hilda 1904, and Otilla 1913.
Edgar Woofter, their grandson, born about 1897 in Kansas, is also with them in 1900. Some Ancestry trees said that Edgar's parents were William Edgar Woofter 1873-1967 and Ella Dimmick.
Clarence and Julia are alone in 1910 Dundy County, Nebraska, and he is selling lightning rods.
Almon A. Brunson -1877-1904 # 73747890 and Emma (Dimmick) Brunson, dying 1924 # 73179418 are buried in Fort Morgan Colorado.

Julia Bell (McKinzie) Dimmick 1858-1924 # 73179373 and Clarence # 73179395 and daughter Emma Brunson are buried in Fort Morgan.(Charles and Almus Dimmick claimed land in 3S 42W.)
In 1930 Clarence is in Decatur County, Kansas, living with Otis W. Relph 33 and his wife Edith C. Relph, 30, born in Kansas.
Clarence is also in Decatur County in 1940, living alone. ELLA
In 1910 Dundy County, Nebraska, Thomas A. Paxton is 37, Ella M. 32, with Linford 8 and Hilda 5.

In 1920 Cheyenne County, Kansas, Thomas is 46, Ella 42, with Linford 17, Hilda M. 15, and Otella 6.
In 1930 Denver, Thomas is a fireman in a hotel (probably runs the boiler), and they have Otilla 17, and Hilda Rehtus26, married but no spouse, and her kids Robert R. 7a nd William W. 4, both born in Nebraska.
In 1940 Denver Thomas and Ella have just the two grandsons.

Thomas A. Paxton 1873-1959 and Ella Mae Paxton 1877-1972 are buried in Chapel Hill, Centennail Colorado.
In 1900 Charles born Aug 1874 in Nebraska, is a telegraph operator in Norton County, Kansas, married three years to Gertrude E. Jan 1876, Iowa. They have Almna March 1898 and Rennie D. Jun 1899, both born in Kansas.
September 1909 "Charles Dimmick the Haigler hotel man was a Wray visitor Saturday between trains. Mr. Dimmick has sold his interest in the hotel and has accepted the position of night operator at Haigler for the C. B. & Q."

April 1, 1910 " Chas. Dimmick and family moved to their homestead up north last week."

July 1910 "Chas. Dimmick, who has performed the duties of night operator here for some time was transferred to Parks depot and began his work there Monday night."

September 1914 "Charlie Dimmick, 14 miles north of of Laird, has been entertaining his mother, Mrs. Julia Dinimick, from Larimie Wyo., and his sister, Mrs. T. A. Paxton, of Arapahoe, Neb., who returned to their homes last Tuesday."

October 1914 Yuma "Mrs. C. Dimmick, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. O. Brunson, left for her home at Laramie, Wyoming, Tuesday morning."

September 1919 "Mr. Dimmick, postmaster and general merchant at Laird, was in Wray Monday morning arranging with the Rattler for the printing of some sale bills advertising a public sale of farm machinery and stock at the Dimmick farm near Laird. The sale will be held by Mansers Dimmick and Sons, and will be a good offering of farm stuff."

July 29, 1920 Yuma "Mrs. S. C. Dimmick and Mrs. Ed Wooster, of Brush, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Brunson, south of Yuma. The guests are the mother and niece respectively of Mrs. Brunson."

Maude was in Laird in 1920, where her father Charles 45 is running a general store, with Gertrude (McClelland) 44 born in Iowa. Clarence 19 in Kansas, Maud 17 Nebraska, Floyd 16 Kansas, Marjorie 15 Kansas, Velma 13 Kansas, Teddie 12 Kansas, Florence 10 Nebaska, Meredith 9, , Clara 8, Bernice 6, Carl 1, and a baby son all born in Colorado.
MAUD married Lionel Rife, and stayed in Yuma County.

April 6, 1922 "Chas. Dimmick and family of Laird have moved to a farm near Fort Morgan, where they will make their home in the future. Mr. Dimmick will try his luck at farming irrigated land. For several years past Chas. Dimmick has conducted a general merchandise store at Laird and served in the capacity of postmaster also.
Clarence Dimmick, a son, was in Wray Monday transacting business and called at this office to have his name added to our subscription list."

Rennie -1899-1906 is buried in Norton, Kansas # 39577023.

In 1910 Laird, Colorado, farming, they have Almus 12, Clarence 9, -both born in Kansas, Maude 8, Nebraska Floyd 6, Kansas, Maxine 5 Kansas, Velma 3 Kansas, Teddy 2 Kansas, and Florence 1, Nebraska.
Charles proved up 334 acres in 3N 42W in 1916, and Almus cash-claimed 160 acres a couple of miles west in 1921.
Almees Dimmick married Hattie Hanshaw May 22, 1921 in Laird. He was 23, she was 17.
LaVerna Mae Dimmick, born Aug 29 1922, Ft. Morgan, Colorado; died Aug 11 1995, Sonoma, Sonoma County, California; married -- Grossman.
Dorothy C. Dimmick, born Mar 15 1924, Colorado; died Jul 1 1986, 1319 E. Jackson, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois; buried Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, Illinois; married Harold C. Burnett [divorced] (child: Gerald Gene Burnett). k,l
Julia Belle Dimmick, born Feb 1 1925, Ft. Morgan, Colorado; died Dec 15 2011, Golden, Adams County, Illinois; buried Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, Illinois; married Lozelle Dale Burnett, Jul 20 1946, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona (children: David Burnett, Michael Burnett and Deborah Burnett Overmyer [novermyer@culcom.net]). m,n,209,o Francis Dimmick, born c1936, Colorado; married -- Gatti.
Charles Dimmick.
"Julia Belle Burnett age 86 a resident of the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden, Illinois, formerly of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011 in the nursing home.
Born February 1, 1925 in Wray, Colorado a daughter of Almus and Hattie Hanshaw Dimmick, Julia married Lozelle Dale Burnett on July 20, 1946 in Tempe, Arizona; he preceded her in death on January 25, 2008. " # 82049010

When Charles registered, he was working for the Yuma County assessor's office, born August 21, 1874.
In 1920 Laird, they have Clarence 19, Maud 17, Floyd 16, Maxine 15, Velma 13, Tedie 12, Florence 10, with Meredit 9, Clarie 8, Bernice 6, Carl 4, and newborn son, the last five born in Colorado.

1922 Wray

Clarence Dimmick, age 20, married Edith Wagner in Laird May 22, 1921, and he's working in a department store in Denver in 1930. Edith is 27, born in Nebraska, and June is 6, born in COloradol.
Floyd Dimmick, born Sep 14, 1903, is a telegraph operator in Napa, California in 1930, married to Lillian E.died January 13, 1969 in Santa Clara County, California, mother's name McClelland.
Maude D. Rife married Simon Rife in Wray April 9, 1922, and 1902-1995 and Simon L. 1902-1978 are buried in Fort Morgan # 68660841.
Maxine married Roland Wagner July 31, 1923 at Fleming Colorado - in the home of Clayton C. Rickel, County Judge., and he's a blacksmith in 1930 Holyoke, 26, born in Nebraska. Maxine is 25, and they hae Howard 5, Marvin S. 3, Gertrude 2, and Orville 1.
Maxine, born January 30, 1905, died April 2, 1987 in San Bernardino, california, father Dimmick.
Maxine # 94407012 and Roland 1903-1986 # 94407019 are buried in Covina, California.

In 1940 Fort Morgan, Meredith and Ralph E. Eicher, both 29, have Richard G. 11 - they're working for Ralph J. Nenderson, 63.
Ralph E. Eicher 1910-1986 is buried in Fort Morgan # 68660786, with Meredith 1910-1977 # 68660798.

In 1930 Fairbury, Nebraska, Gaylord A. Leonard and Velma.
In 1940 Greeley, Arthur G. is a brick mason, 35, born inNebraska, Velma 33, Kansas, with Lois M. 7, Nebraska, Nelda L. 10 New Mexico, and Milo Leon 8, Nebraska. All wer in Fairbury in 1935.

1950 Greeley "Willis W. Decker and his bride, Nelda Lea Leonard, pictured above , are breathing sighs of relief. Twice their efforts to elope were thwarted. After vain attempts on Kansas and again in New Mexico, they returned home and were married by Judge D. F. Matheson.. The single ring ceremony was performed Friday evening, Oct. 20. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Leonard of 621 Ninth avenue and his father is Lou Decker of Greeley. For her wedding, the bride chose a dressmaker suit in a watermelon shade. Attending the couple were Viola ftiqua and George C. Cook, both of Denver. Following the ceremony, the bridal pair was honored at a reception at the Leonard home. After the bride had cut and served her husband the first slice of the two tiered wedding cake, it was served by Mrs. C. W. Keeton, the former Lots Leonard, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Ralph E. Eicher and Mrs. Bill Lamb, both of Fort Morgan, aunts of the bride. Guests at the reception included Miss Ruby Scott, who presided at the guest book, the attendants, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krieger, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Michallis of Longmont, Mr. and Mrs. Bob McClintock, Mr. and Mrs. Fat McDonnell. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leonard, Larry, Douglas and Judy Kay, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Keeton and Charles, Mrs. Valda Rose and David, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Walt Rumney, Esther Luti, Helen Self and Glenn, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Alberts and Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Eicher and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lamb, both couples from Fort Morgan. The Deckers will reside in an apartment in Greeley. She is a 1948 graduate of Greeley high school and employed in the office of Kiley the Cleaner. The groom attended-local schools and is employed by Walt Rumney, trucker."

Ted Dimmick married Sylvia C. Young Sept 20, 1934 in Fort Morgan.- Feb 12, 1908 - Jun 10, 1996 - last address Loveland Coloradol
"Laython (Butch) Dimmick of Greeley passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Hospice of Northern Colorado. He was born July 17, 1940, in Fort Morgan to Ted and Sylvia Dimmick. He retired from the Greeley Fire Department in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Erma, and daughters, Amy Maurer and Maureen Seller, and grandchildren, Ashley, Cassandra and Sean. "
Carl married Julia Lee September 14, 1935 in Denver, and 1915-1983 is buried in Fort Morgan # 68355231, with Carolee 1933-1985.
Clara Dimmick married Clarence Lamb July 5, 1930 in Wray.
Velma Dimmick married Gaylord Leonard September 29, 1925 in Sterling.
1972 Caldwell, Idaho "CALDWELL - Services for Bernice Ballard, 59, 109 North Georgia, who died Wednesday in a Caldwell hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Almus Dimmick, Tempe, Ariz., will officiate.
Interment will follow at Canyon Hill. She was born July 12, 1913, in Laird, Colo., and later moved to Ft. Morgan, Colo., at the age of nine. She attended school there, completing her education in 1929. At that time she moved to Brighton, Colo. She later moved to Denver, and worked as a waitress and cook. She married Kenneth Ballard May 3, 1958 in Stevenson, Wash., and the couple came to Caldwell in 1959, where they had since resided. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; five stepsons, Wayne, Jon, Larry, Donald, and Gerald, all of Roseburg, Ore.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Barbara Buckridge, Winston - Salem, N.C.;
four brothers, Almus Dimmick, Tempe, Ariz., Clarence Dimmick, Tempe; Carl Dimmick, Brush, Colo, and Ted Dimmick, Greeley, Colo.;
five sisters, Mrs. Maude Rife, Wilder; Mrs. Maxine Wagner, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mrs. Velma Leonard, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Clara Lamb, Loveland, Colo., and Mrs. Meredith Eicher, Ft. Morgan, Colo.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren."
br>Clarence dying 1947 is buried in Fort Morgan # 73179395, with Julia (McKenzie) 1858-1924.
Darol 1919-1936 # 73150630 and Florence 1909-1928 # 73150621 are also buried there.
Floyd born September 14, 1903, died in Santa Clara County, Caloifornia January 13, 1969.
Almus was born March 19, 1898, and died in September 1985, last residence Arizona.
Almus Dimmick married Hattie Hanshaw May 22, 1921, recorded in Yuma County.
They're in Fort Morgan in 1930, and in 1940 they're in Phoenix, Almus 41, Hattie 36, Laverna 17, Dorothy 16, Julia 15,a nd Francis 4.
Hattie died March 19, 1999, last residence Tempe Arizona.

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