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Mary Louisiana Powers

Mary Powers cash-claimed a quarter in 1890 half-way between Yuma and Schramm - the railroad ran through it.

Might be the Mary L. Manges in 1885 Phillips County Kansas, with David, James, and Susan H. , who married Michael Powers in 1889.

She might be the one in 1900 Phillips County Kansas "May S" Powers, born July 1863 in Missouri.  She's married to Michael H. Powers, born May 1847 in Ohio (a Michael Powers had tree-claimed a quarter in 1902 north of Wray).

Kida are Alice N 10, Clayburn H 7, Bishop E. 5, May B 4, Russell 2, and Grace three months.  Step-children David Manges 18, James H. Manges 13, and Susan H. Manges 15.

In 1910 Delta County Mary L. is widowed, with Bishop, Russell, and Grace

Bishop married Jessie Rhyno in 1915, and was living in Fruita, Colorado when registering.  He was a prisoner in Fremont County in 1920, one of three on the farm of Samuel Carter., saying he was divorced.  (looks like Jessie was working in Denver in 1920)

In 1930 he's back with Jessie in Mesa County, with Russell E. 14, Gordon C. 12, Dolamie 7, and Everett E. 4. 

Jessie is buried in Stockton, California 1892 - 1947, Bishop Ellington Powers in  Grants Pass, Oregon Oober 6, 1894 - June 10, 1969.

In 1920 Haxtun Mary L., 53, is with Clyde H, 27,  a carpenter  Russel W. 22, a painter, Grace G 20, and two nephews, Russel 4 and Gordon 2, both born in Colorado.  Clyde had registered for WWI in Delta County, so they must have moved soon after.

Russell married Mary Grace Andrews in 1922 in Morgan County, and they're in Brush in 1930 with two daughters.

They're in Platteville in 1940,  and Russell died in Las Vegas

David's cemetery record in Phillips County said his parents were Alexander D & Mary L (Hoover) Manges.  Alexander died in 1884.  The records show Michael Henry Powers, second spouse of Mary L. Hoover, married 2/10/1889 in Phillips County.

James H. Manges born December 11, 1882 in Phillips County, Kansas, died August 8, 1960 in Jackson, Wyoming  "He homesteaded the X Quarter Circle X in 1910 and had operated it as a dude ranch for more than 40 years. He never married. With his long gray beard and felt hat adorned with bright trout flies, he was a colorful character in the valley. Jackson Hole mourns the passing of a rugged, independent citizen." per his obit. 

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