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Yuma County Pioneers:

Benjamin and Wauneta May (Jackson)Daniels, Wray

In 1880 Louisa County, Henry Daniels is 46, a day laborer born in Wales, with Sarah 35 in Wales. Sarah is 13, Benj. 15, Ann 6, and David 4, all the kids born in New York.

On February 15, 1907, witnesses for the land claim of Andrew J. Johnson in 1N 44W were Daniel Jackson, Alice Jackson, Benjamin Daniels, and Neal Davenport, all of Wray.

Henry and Sarah Daniels are farming in eastern El Paso County, Colorado in 1900, with David born April 1876.
The three are in Elbert County, next to El Paso County, in 1910, farming.

October 15, 1898 "We forgot last week to note the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Daniels, on the 1st inst."

November 30, 1901 "The little son of Ben Daniels, living west of town, fell info the irrigation ditch and was rescued by Philip Jackson in time to save him from drowning."

May 16, 1902 " Clyde Owen of Friend, Nebraska, has placed a large bunch of cattle on the Mullison ranch. Mr. Owen is an old friend of Daniel Jackson, and was a guest at his home during his stay here. He is thinking strongly of locating in Yuma county this fall."

March 6, 1903 " Clyde Owens and Miss Pearl Jackson were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jackson, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. O. Cowan officiating."

October 17, 1902 "DIED: The six weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Daniels on Thursday, Oct. 16, 1902. A short funeral service was held at the residence today at 10 o'clock."

August 18, 1905 Wray "Ben Daniels and Dan Jackson and families returned Sunday from Cope."

February 19, 1909 "A boy was born Friday, February 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Daniels. The youngster arrived on the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and he was named Harry Lincoln Daniels in honor of this great man."

February 26, 1909 "The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Daniels died Wednesday, being only twelve days old. The child was interred Wednesday."

November 26, 1909 "Mrs. Daniel Jackson and Mrs. Ben Daniels left Tuesday for Friend, Neb. to spend Thanksgiving with their daughter and sister, Mrs. Pearl Owens."

October 5, 1911 "Charley Jackson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jackson, of the west part of town, leaves Thursday of this week for Denver to spend a few days visiting his brother, Phillip, who is attending school in the Denver University. From there he will go to Fort Collins where he enters the Agricultural College which opens Tuesday of next week. Charley is an industrious and ambitious young man and will be missed by his friends and associates in Wray and is deserving of an abundance of success in anything he may engage in."

August 8, 1912 "Mrs. Hans Christiansen and mother, Mrs. Daniel Jackson, left Sunday for Denver and Steamboat Springs. In Denver they will visit Phillip Jackson, the son of the latter and in Steamboat Springs they will visit Mr. Christiansen the husband of former who is the proprietor of a store in that place."

November 27, 1913 Wray
"Mrs. Hans Christiansen was surprised Thursday evening by the arrival at her home of her relatives, who brought with them well-filled baskets and proceeded to spread a bountiful table. The occasion was the anniversary of Mrs. Christianson' s birth and also of marriage, and was attended by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jackson, her brothers Charles and Harry Jackson, and the family of the latter and a sister, Mrs. Ben Daniels, and family."

April 16, 1914
Heart Failure Claims Benjamin Daniels as Its Victim at His Home in Wray Last Friday
Last Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock, the death angel visited the Ben Daniels home in West Wray and took the husband and father to his last rest. The deceased had been sick for about a week with a fever and had partially recovered, but the sickness had left his heart weak and he quietly passed away from heart failure. He had told his relatives a day or two before that he was going to die and that he was ready for the end to come. Mr. Daniels was one of the earliest settlers in this country , coming here in 1886 and moving to Wray in 1898. His whole life has been above reproach and in his death, Wray loses a citizen of whom no one can say anything but good. He lived a quiet, unostentatious life, and in his quiet way set an example of industry and honesty, which if all would follow, would remove most of the ills of this world and put it on a higher plane. Fortune did not smile upon him and give him her favor in accumulating an abundance of this world's goods, but he met both fortune or misfortune with quiet fortitude and whatever came or didn't come, did his duty as he saw it at all times.
Benjamin Daniels was born in Madison county, New York, October 21, 1864, and died April 10, 1914, at his home in Wray, Colorado. He moved to Colorado in 1886, was married January 1, 1894, to May Jackson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jackson. They moved to Wray in 1896 and have made their home here ever since. To Mr. and Mrs. Daniels were born five children, three of whom have departed this life leaving two, Grace and Elmer, to mourn the loss of their father. He leaves also his wife, father and mother and one brother.
The funeral services were held Saturday at the Methodist church and were conducted by Rev. A. W. Rice. The body was laid to rest in Grandview cemetery. Mr. Daniels' mother, Mrs. Henry Daniels, and his brother, David, both from near Colorado Springs were present at the funeral, the father being unable to be here because of sickness.
As Ben had no enemies and all who knew him were his friends, we all join in extending our sincere sympathy to those bereft of their loved one by his death."

Benjamin is buried in Wray # 62941120.

May W. Daniels 44 is living with her parents in 1920 Yuma County, with Grace V. 23 and Elmer D. 21.

In 1930 Saline County, Clyde is farming, with Pearl 48, Jackson A. 10, Elisbeth 16, and John C. 14. W. May Daniels 54, widowed is with them . It says she's a sister-in-law of Clyde.

Waneta May Daniels -1875- February 11, 1951 is buried next to him. In the same lot are Harry, Henry, and Richard Daniels.

October 5, 1916 "Mrs. Daniel Jackson was called away Sunday evening by a message telling of the serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Owens who resides in Friend, Nebraska. Mrs. Owens spent several weeks with her parents in West Wray not long ago, but on returning home her condition became worse."

Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Jackson died at her home in west Wray on Monday, Nov. 13, 1922 following a brief illness, at the age of 67 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday of this week and burial took place in Grandview cemetery. Mrs. Jackson's husband, Daniel Jackson, preceded her to the great beyond about a year ago. Her death was due to bronchial pneumonia with other contributory causes. The deceased had been a resident of this community for many years, where she was known and respected. The Rattler speaks for the community in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Wray Rattler
November 16, 1922
Transcribed by Carol Moore.

December 31, 1914 "Miss Grace Daniels , who is teaching school this year near Colorado Springs, came home last Thursday to spend her holiday vacation with the home folks. Miss Daniels is one of the graduates of the Yuma County high school of the class of '13 and is making good in her work in the school room as teacher."

September 9, 1915 Wray "Grace Daniels left Sunday morning for the home of her uncle, David Daniels, near Colorado Springs, where she will spend the winter. Miss Grace has spent the summer months with her mother, Mrs. May Daniels, but was compelled to return in order to take up her work as teacher in one of the schools near her uncle's home."

December 28, 1916 Wray "Miss Grace Daniels, who is teaching, arrived Friday evening from near Greeley, and will spend her two weeks vacation with her mother, Mrs. May Daniels, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jackson."

September 6, 1917 Wray "Miss Grace Daniels went out to Idalia last Sunday where she will teach school the coming winter, near the Ingalls neighborhood."

October 18, 1917 Wray "Miss Grace Daniels, who is teaching school in the Idalia neighborhood was in Wray last Saturday visiting with home folks."

May 15, 1919 "Miss Grace Daniels left Saturday afternoon for Mildred, where she will teach the spring term of school."

In 1920 Wray, Daniel Jackson is 73, born in Indiana, Alice E. 64 in Ohio, and Charley F. 24 in Colorado. May W. Daniels, daughter, 44, widowed was born in Nebraska, and Grace V. 23 teaching and Elmer S. 21 a farm laborer were born in Colorado. Gr
In 1920 Elbert County Henry is widowed, 78, with David 42, his wife Marie Daniels 22, and Cleo White 14.

John Wann married Grace Daniels on December 24, 1921, recorded in Yuma County.

History of Elbert County "Many schools were established in the area. Some names which may bring back memories of childhood are: Pleasant Valley, Eagle Bluff, Gym School, Sunny Slope, Central, Knowledge Hill, Brown-Dodd, Lone Tree. Some of the teachers: Opel Sanders, L. Campbell, Mae Vermillion. Grace Daniels (Mrs. John Wann). "

In 1930 Elbert County, John M. Wann is 31, born in Oklahoma, farming, with Grace V. 32 born in Colorado. John H. is 7, Wayne W. is 6.

In 1940 Elbert County, Grace V. Wann 44 - married but no spouse is lodging with Caleb 64 and Mary E. Jones 58.

John and the two sons are in Elbert County in 1940, with no occupations.
John 1897-1974 is buried in Simla # 26418183, on the same stone as Grace 1896-1991 # 26418146.

Wayne Wilks Wann 1924-2014, retired postal carrier is buried in Bixby, Oklahoma # 132509100, with Dorothy A. 1929-2011.

Grace V. Wann 1896-1991 is buried in Simla, Colorado # 26418146.

Elmer D. Daniels 1898-1966 is buried in Wray # 62941136.

L Ray "Hershey" 1887-1958 is in Grandview Cemetery 5 A 2 8, next to Grace V. Hershey Daniels 1899-1982, and Elmer Daniels 1898-1966 on the other side.

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