In 1880 Vermilion County, Illinois James B. Lamar is 22, a farm laborer for the
Ben Small family.
In the same county are James 41 and Mindwell 40 Williams,
with Miles K. 20, W. Scot 17, Ellen M. 15, Lymen F. 12, Fred M. 8, Mary 6, and
Jesse P. 4.
1900 Magee Precinct has James L. Lamar, March 1858 in
Kentucky, with Lella February 1864 in Illinois, married 16 years. They had
five children, one living. That is Luceil born June 1896 in Colorado.
In 1900 Danville, Vermilion County, James and Mindwell have Scott, Mary,
Jessie, and have added Lizzie, 18.
In February 1907 "J.B. Lamar, of near Holyoke" appeared before Judge Hendrie,
according to the Wray Gazette.
James B. Lamar proved up a homestead quarter in 6, 5N 45W in 1907, and Ernest
E. Lamar in 7, 5N 45W in 1919.
In 1909 James made application to lease school land in section 6.
In 1910 Magee Precinct James and Ella have added James M. 6.
Mrs. Joslin wrote about Christmas dinner 1916 "Mr.
and Mrs. Lamar and Melvin, Mr. Ernest Lamar and wife, and Mr. & Mrs. Mayo
(Lucille Lamar) ate dinner with us Xmas"
Herbert Mayo and Caroline Lucille Lamar married October 28, 1916.
Earnest and Minnie (Gill) Lamar
|Earnest P. La Mar registered in Yuma County, saying he was born
March 15, 1892 in Georgetown, Illinois, and was married. He said
he had served as a private in the Illinois militia.
He must be the
Earnest E. Lamar in 1900 Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, son
born March 1892 of of Robert and Anna E. Lamar. Per the Ancestry
family trees, Robert is James' brother. So Earnest followed his
uncle James to Yuma County.
In 1910 Georgetown he's the only one living with Robert and Alice.
Colorado marriage records have Ernest E. LaMar 24, marrying
Gill 19 March 15, 1916 in Holyoke, performed by minister Jas. T.
He must be the Ernest Lamar in 1920 Lincoln, Nebraska, working in a
factory, married to Minnie. Minnie is 23, born in
The 1924 Birmingham, Alabama has Ernest - laborer - and Minnie
And then in 1930 New Orleans he's a minister in the Salvation Army.
He and Minnie have Annie E., 3, born in West Virginia. "Sister"
Helen Riley, 24, born in Ohio, lives with them, and is a saleslady at
the Salvation Army.
In 1940 they're in Guilford County, North Carolina, saying they were
in Nashville, Tennessee in 1935. They have Eileen A. , 13.
Both work at the Salvation Army
In 1955 Major Mrs. Minnie E. LaMar was replaced as commanding officer
of the Salvation Army citadel in Roanoke Virginia. "since then,
the major, top Salvationist here for five years, has returned to
Norfolk, her former home."
in 1960 the obituary of Mr. Vance said "Following Army service in
Chicago, he worked with Maj. Ernest Lamar in New Orleans and continued
with him in Memphis, Tenn and Norfolk. Following Maj. Lamar's
death, he came to Fredericksburg in 1960 to assist Mrs. Lamar who was
The Ancestry tree said Ernest died August 15,
1949, and Minnie September 5, 1967, both in Norfolk.
Gill 1904-1962 buried in Norfolk is probably her younger brother.
Minnie's parents came from England in 1895, and she was with them in
Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 1900. Wonder if her being in
Colorado is related to the James Franklin Gill 1873-1946 buried in
In 1920 James 61 and Ella 54 Lamar are in Weld (roughly the same as earlier Magee)
Precinct, with Melvin J. 16. With them is daughter Lucille K.
Mayo, 24 and
son-in-law Herbert Mayo 28. They have Darl H. 2 and James F. two-months.
Guy I. Strickland married Mrs. Lucile Mayo March 2, 1930.
Michael Kelly STRICKLIN,
son of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Shock
born 23 Dec 1842 in Boone Co. MO., the 13th of 14
children. He was a sibling of Millie Ann Strickland, of
this blog’s direct line.
He married (1) Mercy Jane
Arnold about 1869, then married (2) Gormelia Elizabeth
FAIRCHLD b. 1856 IA on Jan 1. 1874 in Alta, Harvey Co.
KS. He was about 32 and she was about 18. That year they
had Leonidas STRICKLIN. They appear to have been in
Chautauqua Co. KS by the year 1879, when Thomas Elmer
STRICKLAND, their 4rh child, was born (if not before
My Great Grandfather Michael Stricklin bought
Cherokee strip land, Chautauqua
County Kansas 1881 and lived there until his death
1917. Howard county was
split 1875 to form Chautauqua and Elk counties. My
Handy Book for Genealogists said that Elk County
Courthouse burned 1906 and all records were
Source: Judy Berndt, great-granddaughter
Michael served with the Union during the Civil War,
his wife filing for his pension in 1911 and 1918.
STRICKLIN, MICHAEL K.
Widow: STRICKLIN, Gormelia G.
G 7 Kans Cav.
Date of filing 1911 May 3, class-invalid,
application 422.023, certificate-314.795 State
Date of filing:1918 July 16? class-widow, 1123.932
certificate-874.552 State filed-KS.
Michael and Gormelia had 11 children: Leonidas,
Arthur K., James Oscar, Thomas Elmer, Eva May, Anna
Elizabeth, William Herbert, Almon D., Michael Richard,
Guy and Mary Ethil.
So in the 1930 Phillips County census Guy I is 37, Carol L. 33, Darl M. 12,
Fred 10, Ruth 8, Lloyd 6, and farm laborer Oscar Johnson 49.
In 1937 Yuma County : Strickland, Guy (w) Lucille - 15N 1/2E 3N 5E 3/4N
Yuma, Rt. A Haxtun, R. Farmer, (Darl, Fred, Ruth).
In 1940 Sedgwick County Guy Ivan Strickland is 47, Caroline 43, Evelyn Ruth
Mayo is 18,John Loyd Mayo 16, Mary Elizabeth Strickland 7, Iva May Strickland 4,
and Guy Paul Strickland 1.
Guy I Strickland - February 13, 1893 - September 14, 1967 and Lucile M.
Strickland June 8, 1896 - July 3 1094 are buried in the Winona Cemetery, Logan
The 1922 ownership atlas has J.B. with his quarter, and Ella owns two
quarters adjoining it.
Ernest has sold his land in 7.
In 1930 Weld James and Ella are alone, still farming.
James M. is in Los Angeles in 1930, a car salesman. He's married
to Leah J., 25, born in Utah.
James Melvin Lamar, born January 23, 1904 in Colorado, died July 29, 1983 in
Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, September 2, 1936
EARLY HOMESTEADER IN COUNTY DIED AT HOME AT AGE OF 72 YEARS
Mrs. James Lamar, pioneer homesteader in Phillips and Yuma counties, passed away
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Strickland, south of Haxtun, Monday. Mrs.
Lamar, who was 72 years of age, came to this county with her husband in 1886.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Union church, with the Rev.
Kinsley and the Rev. Hardy conducting the services.
Burial was in the Paoli Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Radford Funeral Home
Ella May Lamar, daughter of James and Mindell Williams, was born in Vermilion
County, Illinois, February 6, 1864, and departed this life August 31, 1936 at
the age of 72 years, six months and 25 days.
On January 8, 1883 she was united in marriage with James Lamar. Her husband
preceded her in death on April 12, 1933. To this union were born six children,
of whom two are living, Mrs. Lucille Strickland of Haxtun and James Melvin Lamar
of Cleveland, Ohio.
As young people, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar moved to Kearney, Nebraska in 1884, then to
Phillips County, Colorado in 1886, living on a pre-emption here. In the year
1900 the family moved to the homestead in Yuma County, where Mrs. Lamar resided
until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister, as well
as the husband and four children. In addition to the two children, those who
mourn her passing are two brothers, Fred Williams of Bad Axe, Michigan, Lyman
Williams of Centralia, Missouri, two sisters, Ms. Elizabeth Finney and Mrs.
Jessie Hildreth of Indianola, Illinois. There are six grandchildren.