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Frank E. and Melissa Carson

, Wray

In 1900 Montgomery County, Iowa, Frank E. Carson is 35, born in Ohio, Melissa 36 Illinois. Freddie 15, Della 13, Everett R. 11, and Jimmie B. 9 were all born in Illinois.

In 1910 Yuma County, Frank and Melissa are both 44, Fred 24, Della A. 21, Everett 23, and James B. 17.

July 22, 1910 Wray "A marriage license was granted by County Clerk Abbott last Saturday, July 16, to Art Sherbet of Benkelman and Miss Delia Carson, who lives north of Wray."

August 21, 1913 "Mrs. Arthur Sherbet and little son, Lowell, returned Saturday from a month's visit with Mr. Sherbets mother in Benkelman, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Sherbet have a homestead several miles north of Wray."

Emeline A. McEvoy 1874-1913 is buried in Benkelman # 75516546, with John F. McEvoy 1871-1941.
Their daughter born in Colorado Erma Mae (McEvoy) Stamm is buried in Benkelman # 75555884.

John Francis McEvoy, son of John and Ann McEvoy, was born at Keysville, New York, January 14, 1871 and died May 1, 1941. As an infant he moved with his parents to Ogdensburg, New York, where he grew up and attended school. Then in late fall of 1885, he with his mother and sister, joined his father in Benkelman. His father had taken up land and a tree claim. The family lived there for several years. Then in 1893 John F. McEvoy married Emmeline Sherbert, who died in 1913. To this union seven children were born, Edna, who died in 1920, Erma Stamm, John M. and Leo McEvoy of Benkelman, Ann Jokerst of Norton, Kansas; Emmeline Pitner of Stratton, Nebraska and Willie, who died at the age of three years. He has lilved on the farm three and a half miles southwest of Benkelman all these years. In 1930 he married Gertrude VanBuskirk, who cared for him in his last illness. He had been in poor health for almost three years. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Gertrude; two sons, John and Leo; three daughters, Erma, Ann and Emmeline and one sister, Lizzie McEvoy. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, May 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic church, by Rev. Father Kolar. The pall bearers were P. E. O'Brien, J. Reining, P. R. Wakefield, J. A. McDonald, T. J. O'Leary and A. J. Grimmeis. Printed in the Benkelman, NE Post, June 1974

Della Carson is a dining room girl in Benkelman in 1910, 22, born in Illinois. On the same page is Ann McEvoy, 72 widowed.
Fred A. Carson, son of Frank Carson and Melissa Hershey, married Beulah Doss on September 23, 1905 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Beulah M. Doss is divorced in 1910 Des Moines, 22, step-daughter. She's probably the daughter of Jessie and Katheryn Keith.


Everett Carson married Charlotte Hitchcock on January 25, 1913 in Yuma County.
On July 27, 1916 Charlotte applied for a claim in 27, 4N 44W, witnesses William A. Niehaus, George Oestman, Lilly Schelly, and Frank R. Carson, all of Wray.

February 1917 "The James and Everett Carson families, north of town, are making arrangements to leave Yuma county and will locate on farms near Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are making the change on account of the health of Mrs. James Carson, who is thought, will be benefitted by the different climate. They are intending to sell their farm, but Mr. and Mrs. Everett Carson have leased their land to Jack Wilkins."

Everett Robert Carson 1888-1917 is buried in Wray # 17083170, with Charlotte (Hitchcock) Carson 1887-1965 buried in Newberg, Oregon.
May 24, 1917 "Everett Carson, who left with his wife and babies a few weeks ago for their new homes in Minnesota, was drowned the first of the week. As to how the accident happened is not yet known, but the remains accompanied by the sorrowing wife and children are expected to arrive today, after which funeral arrangements will he made. Everett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Carson, and practically grew to manhood here. He was married about four years ago to Miss Lottie Hitchcock, sister of Sheriff Hitchcock. A few months ago they decided to remove to Minnesota to make their home, and it was in their new home that he was overtaken with the distressing accident that cost his life. The sorrowing relatives and friends of the family have the sympathy of all in their deep bereavement."

Paul Leroy Carson was born November 14, 1915 in Wray to Everette Carson and Charlotte E. Hitchcock.

In 1930 Yamhill County, Oregon, Charlotte is 42, Robert 16, Paul L. 14, and Eerett D. 12.

All four are in Yamhil County in 1940, with a lodger Shell C. Hitchcock 44 born in Colorado.
Shell Clarence Hitchcock, a corporal in the 78th Balloon Company, 1895-1962 is burieed in Wilamette National # 794881.
He's Lottie's brother, with the Hitchcocks in 1900 Yuma County. Henry Hitchcock 62, Martha E. 50, John S. 31, Albert B. 21, Charles A. 19, Frankie E. 17, James C. 16, Lottie E. 12, Erma C. 9, and Cecil M. 6.
Clarence was born October 1895 in Colorado.

July 1910 Wray "Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carson's daughter, who married Art Sherbet will live at Benkelman. May happiness and prosperity be their lot."
August 1912 "Arthur Sherbert came up from Benkelman, Nebraska, Saturday and filed on a homestead near the Carsons several miles northwest. Mr. Sherbert is a brother of Mrs. Ed Porter who formerly lived here."

Frank E. Carson proved up two quarters in 23 and 24, 3N 44W in 1914.

November 1917 " Mrs. Delia Shubert and little son came up from their home in Benkelman, Nebraska, Saturday and remained over until Monday with Mrs. Shubert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carson, of north of town."

Frank Ellsworth Carson 1865-1947 is buried in Newberg, Oregon # 38865072, with Melissa (Hershey) Carson 1864-1935.


James B. Carson married Erma C. Hitchcock on April 12, 1913 in Yuma County.
"A funeral for Erma C. Carson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church in Sherwood. She died Saturday, November 9, 1990, in a Tigard care center of causes related to age. She was 99.
Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. # 63567287.
Mrs. Carson was born March 19, 1891, in Wray, Colo. Her maiden name was Hitchcock. She grew up in Wray and married James B. Carson in 1913. She moved to Sherwood in 1917 and had worked at the cannery.
Mr. Carson died previously.
Surviving are her sons, Fred of Sherwood, Russ and Jack, both of Portland, and Glenn of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters, Oleva Thiel and Helen Parrott, both of Sherwood, and Thelma Langston of Grants Pass; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. "

Oleva Mae Thiel 1914-1996 is buried in Yamhill County, # 38938293, with Vinton L. Thiel 1913-1994.

Alfred James Carson 1915-1993 is buried in Portland # 92479556.

Thelma J. (Carson) Webb is buried in Grants Pass, Oregon # 86887911.
"Thelma June Webb, 79, of Grants Pass died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors, with Marvin Clark, pastor, officiating. Contributions may be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 190, Grants Pass, OR 97528; or to Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210; or to a charity of the donor's choice. Webb was born June 3, 1928, in Newberg to Frank and Erma Carson. She lived in Sherwood and graduated from Sherwood High School. In 1964, she moved to Grants Pass from Sherwood. She worked as an office manager and coordinated overseas delivery of Mercedes and Volvos for Auto Martin for 19 years. She also worked for Sigel Chevrolet for several years before retiring in 1992. In 1994, in Reno, she married Dick Webb, who survives. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and training horses and riders. She also enjoyed fishing, traveling by RV and overseas travel. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Christine Langston of Portland; four sons, David Webb of Battleground, Wash., Darrell and Rick Webb, both of Grants Pass, and Dan Webb of Jacksonville; two brothers, Glenn Carson of Vancouver, Wash., and Russ Carson of Portland; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. "

Jack E. Carson 1922-1997 is buried in Willamette National # 36260328, WWII Navvy.
Russell Carson and "Oral" Baker married in Multnomah County July 3, 1947.

Russell Carson and Opal Baker divorced in Washington County Oregon in October 1979.
Russell and J. Gail Ingalsbe married in Reno, Nevada August 27, 1981.
Russell, born May 2, 1918, died January 31, 2011.


James B. Carson is in Washington County, Oregon in 1920, 25 born in Illinois, with Emma C. 28 Oleva 5, and Alfred J. 4 born in Colorado. Everett R. 1 and Helen two months old were born i nOregon.
They're next to Charlotte E. Carson 32 widowed, born in Missouri, with Robert E. 5, Paul L. 4, and Everett 2 born in Colorado.
Next household are Frank E. 54 and Melissa 55.

Della (Carson)(Sherbert) Accomazzo is buried in Phoenix 1887-1992 # 120854151. Russell is buried in Casa Grande, Arizona.
"Russell Lowell (Sherb) Sherbert was born April 12, 1911 in Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska. He was the only child of Arthur Nelson Sherbert and Anna Della Carson Sherbert. He graduated from Benkelman High School, class of 1929, and later attended Chillicothe Business College. He loved music and was the First Trumpet in high school and the town bands. His early employment included working for his father, who owned a butcher shop. Subsequently, he became the city of Benkelman Financial Clerk. He later owned and operated Sherbert Produce, which marketed local farm products of cream, eggs, chickens and cow hides. He married Marjorie Jane Harbidge in December 21, 1940. They had two sons and one daughter, Mark Thomas (Margaret Laverne Killingsworth), Susan Jane Oakley (Ed) and John Charles (Sharon Fisher). The family moved from Benkelman to Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona in 1957, where he worked for the Department of Agriculture and Marjorie taught in the local elementary school system. He passed away in Casa Grande on September 15, 1958 and was interred in Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande, Arizona."

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