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Silas Elliott Jewell and Mary Jane (Hart) Jewell, Idalia

In 1870 Nemaha County, Nebraska, Silas is 9, one of 13 kids of William 45 and Louesa S. Jewell 39.

Silas cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 4S 44W in 1891.

In 1900 Knox County, Nebraska, S. E.  born June 1861 in Illinois, married 17 years to Mary J., Dec 1863, with Bertha M. Oct 1889, Iola Mase June 1892, Vida V. Jan 1895, and Ruth Feb 1898- all daughters born in Nebraska.

In 1910 Knox County, Silas and Mary have Vida J., Ruth E., Mina C. 9, Vernice and Vernon, both 3.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Silas is 58, Mary J. 56, Mina 19, Vernon and Vernice both 13.

In 1930 Castle Rock, Colorado, Silas, a carpenter,  and Mary are living with daughter Ruth E. Robb and her husband Gilbert.

In 1940 Silas, a carpenter,  and Mary are in Los Angeles County.  They had been in Arapahoe County in 1935.


Silas E Jewell Passes Away at Fort Morgan 1947

Silas Eliot Jewell, 85, former Canon City carpenter and contractor, died at Fort Morgan Colo. Thursday after a years illness.  He had been seriously sick since about Thanksgiving.

Mr. Jewell was born in Cook county Ill. on June 21, 1851 and had resided in Colorado for half a century.

He spend his childhood days in around Chicago, later lived in Brock, Nebraska for a time, coming from there to Colorado in the middle 1890's.

He lived in this community for many years, the family home being in South Canon much of that time.  Mr. Jewell left here about four years ago, resided for a time in Pueblo and then went of Fort Morgan.

He was a member of the Methodist church and long a member of the Canon City church.

Mr. Jewell's body has been forwarded to Canon City for funeral services to be held at the Holt Chapel at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev Benjamin Eitelgeorge Officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Surviving him are one son, Vernon E of Greeley; five daughters, Mrs. A D Milley of Genoa, Colo., Mrs. C L Martin of Hermosa Beach, California, Mrs. Vida Harrison, of Hebron, Nebraska, Mrs. J G Robb, of Fort Morgan, and Mrs. Finley J Wallace of Pueblo.  His wife, Mrs. Mary J Jewell, to whom he was married in Nov, 1882, died on March 2, 1943.



Bertha, per one tree, married John W. Wamberg in 1903.

In 1910 Washington County, Colorado, John W. is a real estate salesman, 32, born in Sweden, married six years to Bertha M. 26.  They have Troy E. 5 and William R. 3, both both in Nebraska.

She divorced John, and in 1920 Cope precinct, Washington County is married to Will H. Weaderman 46, - Troy and Ronald are with her.

William and Bertha Weiderman are alone in 1930 Cope precinct.

Bertha 1883-1937 and William 1875-1947 are buried in Lakewood, Washington. # 115577879.

So is Ronald William "Sam" Wamberg 1906-1977

Troy Elliott Wamberg 1904-1988 died in Quincy California.


Vernon Everet Jewell married Mabel Elizabeth Tyson June 28, 1928, recorded in Bent County.  Vernon is an auto mechanic in 1940 Denver, married to Elizabeth - both 32, with Gladys 10 and Jean 8.

Vernon died in Riverside County, California January 1, 1981, mother's name Hart.


Mina C. Jewell married Bernard Gilman Sept 22, 1924, recorded in Teller County.

Mina J. Gilman 1900-1926 is buried in Greeley # 65221758.

Bernard Gilman married Ruth Fleming July 9, 1929, recorded in Larimer County.

Bernard D. Gilman and Ruth M. Gilman divorced in Weld County in 1938.

Bernard D. Gilman married Ruth E. Armeling June 18, 1938, recorded in Elbert County.


Ruth E. 1898-1984  # 69741329 and J. Gilbert Robb 1898-1986 are buried in Fort Morgan.


February 21, 1935 Lincoln, Nebraska- P. I. Harrison, well known attorney and for twelve years county judge of Thayer county, died here Sunday of pneumonia and was buried Wednesday at Carleton. He was born on a farm near Carleton forty-four years ago, graduated from Hebron high school and took his law degree at Nebraska university. Starting to practice law in Deshler, he was elected county judge in 1916 and held office until the close of 1928, serving the longest term of any Incumbent in that office. He had been practicing in Hebron ever since. For seven years he was city attorney of Hebron and held a similar office for a like period in Deshler. He served two terms on the Hebron school board and at the time of his death was chairman of the county central republican committee. For many years Mr. Harrison was a member of the M. E. church of Hebron, He was affiliated with Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, I. O. O. F. lodge No. 1395, Belvidere; Gavel lodge No. 119 A. F,& A. M. of Carleton; Gayle chapter No. 16 R. A. M. and Bethlehem commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, of Hebron. Surviving are his wife, the former Vida V. Jewell, whom he married in Lincoln sixteen years ago; their daughter, Bonnie Jean; his father, George Harrison; brother, Charles, and three sisters. Mrs. Ray Rachow, Mrs. George Lahners and Mrs. Otis Powell.

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