Yuma County, Colorado

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Yuma County Pioneers:

Daniel and Alice (Pettifish) Jackson, Wray

In 1870 Jasper County, Iowa, Philip F. Jackson is 46, farming, born in Pennsylvania. Rebecca 46 is born in New York, with Andrew 9 Iowa. With them is Ann C. Jackson 79 born in Pennsylvania.

In 1880 Saline County, Nebraska, Daniel Jackson is farming, 31, born in Indiana, with Alice E. 24 Ohio. W. May is 5, June B. 3, Harry D. 1,, were born in Nebraska. His brother Andrew Jackson 18 is farming with him.
Daniels' father Philip is a blacksmith, 56 born in Pennsylvania, with Anne C. 90 born in Pennsylvania.
Next household is Joshua Jackson 29 born in Indiana and his family.

Andrew M. Jackson, son of Phillip Jackson and Rebecca Flisher?, married Clara Bell "Petefish", daughter of Harman Petefish and Mary C. Connor, in Polk County, Iowa March 2, 1884.
He died in 1894, buried in Jasper County # 45700456.

Likely mother of Alice and Clara Petefish is Mary Catherine (Conner) 1834-1890 buried in Canfield Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa # 54158318.
In 1850 Delaware County, Ohio, "Mary E." Conner is 16, with parents John Conner 42 and Carharine 40.

Step-father Harmon Petefish 1834-1883 is also buried in Canfield.
" He first married Elmira Taylor on Nov. 28, 1844, who bore him one son, David Franklin. She died on Nov. 15, 1847. On Oct. 11, 1848 Harmon married Susannah Taylor in neighboring Cass County, who gave him four children. She passed away eight days after the birth of her daughter Cordelia, in September of 1857.
By this time, Harmon had moved from Illinois to Jasper Co. Iowa, the move having come sometime between 1854 and 1857. He settled near the little town of Clyde (no longer extant), where he became a pillar of the local church. He was known to preach from time to time, and, after Susannah's death, having five children at home without a mother, he was introduced to his third wife by a fellow member of the Clyde church. Mary Catherine Conner became Harmon's wife on May 22, 1859, bringing her daughter Alice to the family. Mary went on to give him six children, and outlived him by seven years. "

In 1860 Jasper County, H. Petefish is 40, Mary C. 26, D. Franklin 12, Naomi E. 9, Mary J. 8, Geo W. 6, Cordelia H. 3 - Alice Conner is 5, born in Ohio.
In 1870 Jasper County, Iowa, Harmon is farming, 49, born in Ohio, with Mary C. 35 Ohio. Mary J. is 19, George H. 16, both born in Illinois, Alice E. 16 in Ohio, Cordelia A. 13, Clara B. 9, Charles R. 7, Sarah C. 5, and Ulysses ? ball born in Iowa.

David F. Petefish married Elizabeth Conner on September 4, 1870 in Jasper County.
Her parents were John W. Conner, Sr. 1808-1884 and Catherine (Sheets) Conner 1809-1882.

In 1885 Saline County, Daniel and Alice have May 10, June 8, Harry 6, and Pearl 3.

In 1900 Yuma County, Daniel Jackson is farming, born August 1846 in Indiana, married 29 years to Alice Dec 1854 Ohio. She's had nine kids, six living. Pearl January 1882 in Nebraska, Philip L. Aug 1892 and Charles April 1894 both born in Colorado.

Next household is Benjamin Daniels, a railroad laborer born October 1866 in New York, married five years to Waneta M. May 1875 Nebraska. Viola G. March 1896 and Elmer D. October 1898 were both born in Colorado.

November 16, 1901
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.

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."

July 11, 1902 "Uncle Dan Jackson is chief cook and bottle washer in the Jackson home since Mrs. Jackson's deparature for the mountains."

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."

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

January 11, 1907

August 6, 1909 "Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jackson and son left last night for Seattle, where they will view the wonders of the A. Y. P. Exposition."

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."

August 18, 1911 "Uncle Dan Jackson left the first of the week for Iowa and Missouri where he goes to visit relatives and friends a couple of weeks."
"Mesdames Danl. Jackson, F. B. Williams, J. E. Smith, and Dessie Keller went up to Brush Wednesday to attend the W. C. T. U. convention."

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."

Daniel Jackson 1847-1921 is buried in Wray # 81536640.

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."

October 23, 1919 "Pearl Owens arrived Tuesday morning from her home, in Nebraska for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jackson."

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.

Alice Elizabeth (Conner) Jackson 1854-1922 is buried in Wray # 81416018.

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.
John M. Wann, 1897-1974 is buried in Simla, Colorado # 26418183, on the same stone as Grace 1896-1991 # 26418146.


In 1880 Saline County, Nebraska, June B. Jackson is 3, with parents Daniel 31 Indiana and Alice E. 24, Ohio. Harry D. is 1, and Daniel's brother Andrew 18 is with them. Next is Philip 57, a blacksmith, "father" and Anna C. 60, "mother ", both born in Pennsylvania. Next is Hans Christiansen immigrated from Denmark in 1880, according to his 1930 census record.
Hans cash-claimed a quarter in 33, 1S 42W in 1891. This was at the same time that Charles Arthur cash-claimed. Hans' was on the Arikaree, so it could have been speculation, or connected to the Rosencrans ranch acquisitions.
Hans J. Christiansen married June B. Jackson November 20, 1892, recorded in Kit CarsonCounty.
June is buried in Wray 1876-1965, # 17086741.


In 1910 Saline County, Clyde is 35, born in Illinois, "Peral" 26, Nebraska, Margaret 6 Colorado, and Cllyde a. Jr. 1 Nebraska.

In 1920 Saline County, Nebraska, Clyde is 47, born in Ohio, Pearl 38, Albert 11, Jackson 8, Elizabeth 5, and John 3, all born in Nebraska.

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.
Albert C., 21, is in the state reformatory in Lincoln in 1930, a pants maker.

Albert 32 and Jackson 29 are living together in 1940 Saline County.

Elizabeth Owen Lutz, born March 20, 1914, died May 21, 1990 in San Diego County.
Elizabeth Owen Lutz was in the 1938 Crete, Nebraska graduation class.

John Cordon Owen born January 12, 1916 at Crete, died March 15, 1995. He's buried in Dillon, Montana # 15489470 Private U.S. Air Force WWII>


Harry Orvil Jackson registered for WWI in Wray, born August 14, 1878, farming, with Lizzie M. Jackson.

In 1910 Kirk precinct, Yuma County, Harry is 31, Lizzie 30, with Harley 9, Charles D. 5, and Orville L. 2.

In 1920 Yuma County, Harry is 41, born in Nebraska, Lizzie 40 Iowa, Harley 18, Chrlie 15, Orvil 11, Alice 9, Ervin 7, and Alda 5 all born in Colorado.

Harry 1878-1955 is buried in Wray # 81536714, with Elizabeth 1879-1922 # 81536681.


Orville L. Jackson, born June 11, 1908 in Wray to H.O. Jackson and Elizabeth "Honerghaus", married Della Matthews in Rich County, Utah on January 10, 1931.

Orville L. Jackson 1908-1952 is buried in Evanston, Wyoming # 69147205.


In 1930 Grand Junction, Colorado, Harley is a body worker, 29, with Bernice P. 25.

This is Bernice Shapard.
Still in Grand Junction in 1940, they have Guennlyn 12 and Harry E. 5.

Harley E. Jackson 1901-1949 is buried in Grand Junction # 99040495, with Bernice P. 1905-1987.


Charles D. Jackson married Virginia WeMotte on February 29, 1928, recorded in Boulder County.

In 1930 Boulder, Charles is a clerk in a candy store, 25, married two years to Virginia 22, both born in Colorado. Virginia is a waitress.

They divorced in Boulder County in 1938.

In 1940 Boulder, Charley Jackson is 35, divorced, a clerk in a drug store, living alone on 13th Street.

Charles D. Jackson 1904-1996 is buried in Longmont, Colorado # 60884683.


January 20, 1916 "Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jackson returned home Saturday evening after spending several weeks in Denver and Littleton. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson went to Denver to consult a physician about an injury to one of Mr. Jackson's knees which he had received while digging a ditch."
May 3, 1917 "Philip Jackson returned Friday evening from Denver where he has been in a hospital on account of his knee. His knee is still in a plaster cast, so it cannot be told how he will come out. He will return in about a month to have the cast removed and then it will be known if a cure is effected."
Philip LeRoy Jackson registered for WWI in Wray, born there August 4, 1892, farming, with wife and one child.

November 1, 1917

He might be the one in 1920 Denver, 27, born in Colorado, a laborer, married to Ruth 23 born in Pennsylvania, a stenographer.

Philip L. Jackson married Effie M. Bertolett August 3, 1915, recorded in Denver, and divorced in Jefferson County, Colorado in 1919.

Phillip L. Jackson married Ruth Sara Cockran on June 14, 1919, recorded in Denver. They divorced in Jefferson County in 1919.

June 19, 1919
Philip Jackson, Son of Yuma County Pioneers,
Central Figure in Sensational Case in Brighton District Court
— Both Wives Present.
( Brighton Blade )
Philip Jackson of Littleton and Denver has been on trial for the past two days on a charge of bigamy. The jury is still out as we go to press. Judge Class who is defending Mr. Jackson closed his arguments at noon and the case was submitted for the jury's consideration. Both the Mrs. Jackson have been in the court room during the trial. All of Monday morning and part of the afternoon was taken in obtaining a jury. The jury and all of the spectators will testify to the good taste of Mr. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson No. 1 is a beautiful brunette of the Juno type, while the second Mrs. Jackson is a lovely blond, rather petite. Mrs. Effie Jackson testified that she became acquainted with Jackson at Denver university and was married to him in August, 1915. They have one child, Robert Jackson, 27 months old. After living at Wray, he sold out his business, she came to her father's home while he looked for another location. This was the time, she said, that he began to run around after other women.
On cross examination Mrs. Jackson admitted he had always supoprtcd her and the child. When asked by Judge Claws if she wanted to see him go to the pen, she hesitated and then she said she wanted to see justice done. Ruth Cockran of Denver, Mrs. Jackson No. 2, declared emphatically that she did not want him to go to the pen and would much prefer to see him walk out of the court house a free man. Miss Cockran recently got a divorce.
They were married in Brighton, June 1, 1918, the day of the Knights of Pythias Red Cross carnival, after an acquaintance of six months. She testified he proposed three times, first she said no, the second, I'll think it over, the third yes, sometime.
Jackson courted end married under the name of George Jack Billings.
They went on a wedding trip to Cheyenne and Salt Lake City in a Ford. Henry Hitchcock, sheriff of Yuma county, W. D. McGinnis, member of the legislature, William Heindel, mayor of Wray; K. Conrad, who had known Jackson since he was born, were all put on the stand and swore that he had always born a reputation as a good and moral character at Wray where his family have lived for twenty-five years.

John Dalrymple, county assessor, and C. D. Mason of the Wray Mercantile company, left Sunday for Brighton to appear as witnesses in the Philip Jackson bigamy case now on trial in the Adams county district court.
June 4, 1920

Philip Jackson, son of Daniel Jackson and Alice Pettifish, age 35, a warehouse man, married Eva Walker, 39, in Des Moines Iowa on July 9, 1927.
Her father was Frank Braittain, mother Nancy Miller - the second marriage for both.
In 1900 Wayne County, Iowa Frank and Nancy E. Brattain were both 37, wtih "May E. " born June 1888 in Iowa. She was married to Emery Walker in 1910 Wayne County, with Claude 1. In 1920 Wayne County, Emery 43 and Eva M.31 have Claude E. 11 and Harold F. 7.

John Emery Walker 1875-1924 died in 1924 # 140394412.

In 1930 Rock Island, Illinois, Philip L. Jackson 36 born in Colorado is a laborer, Mary E. 41 born in Iowa have a rooming house with a dozen tenants. Phip was first married at 24, Mary at 19.
Harold F. Walker is 17.

Claude E. Walker 1909-1966 is buried in Burlington, Iowa # 67941507.

Mary Eva died in Topeka Kansas in 1932 # 128253049.

Philip Leroy Jackson registered for WWII in Rock Island, working for International Harvester, born at Kirk Colorado August 4, 1892. His reference was Charles Jackson of Wray, Colorado.
January 15, 1920

In 1920 Effie is a clerk in an acounting office in Littleton, 27 widowed, born in Colorado, with son Robert B. 2. They're living with her parents Louis 46 and Louise 48 Bertolett and sister Myrtle 19.

September 15, 1920 Littleton, Colorado "Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bailey had as their dinner guests last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Lou Bertolett and Mrs. Effie Almond and son Robert."
January 15, 1923 Littleton "Mrs. Effie Almond left Thursday for South Arizona where she has accepted a position as teacher in the public school."

August 16, 1929 Oxnard "Mrs. Effie Jackson and son Robert are expected back today or tomorrow from a vacation spent with friends in Denver, Colorado."

Effie and Robert Jackson are in Oxnard California in 1930, where she's a teacher. 37, divorced.

August 23, 1935

In 1940 Ventura County, California, Effie is 47, married to Walter Dunning 47 born in Ohio, wtih her son Robert B. Jackson 20 a drafstman. Effie and Robert were in Little Colorado in 1935.

May 21, 1957 Oxnard "Mrs. Effie Jackson Dunnung, former Oxnard teacher, it turns out, was the first woman elected to serve on the Oxnard ?????? School Board. Mrs. Dunning was elected to the incai elementary board July 1, ????. She succeeded J. H. Jlur-flend who served one term after his election July ?, l936, and did not seek re-election.
When the Dunning family moved from the Oxnard district she was forced to resign from the board about Oct. l, 1941 ??? McKluna was amiointcd to succeed her Oct. 27, 1911.
Mrs. Dunning taught school for two years at ??aydock School and for four years at Wilson School before she was elected to the board. During World War II she taught seventh grade at Wilson school. Mrs. Dunning lives at 434 H street."

Robert Bertolett Jackson 1917-1992 is buried in Santa Barbara California # 87971720, with Millie Howell 1923 -

Effie B. Almond and John S. Almond divorced in Arapahoe County, Colorado September 12, 1924.

In 1930 Denver, Ruth Jackson is 33, married but no spouse, a bookkeeper, wtih Sarah E. 9 born in Colorado. Her mother Sarah A. Cochran 70, widowed is with them.

Sarah Elizabeth Jackson was born September 17, 1920 in Denver to PhilipaJackson and Ruth Cochran, dying as Goodwin August 15, 1994.
Sarah is buried in Crown Hill, Jefferson County, Colorado # 143702568.
In 1940 Denver, Ruth S. Martin is a bookkeeper, 43, married to Irving Martin 68, a janitor. Sarah A. Cochran 80 is still with her.

In 1960 Denver, Ruth (wid Irving J.) works for the Colorado Potato Growers Exchange, living at 2522 Yates.
She's retired in 1968, still living on Yates.

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