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George Griffin, daughter Lucille (Griffin)Tolbert , daughter Jane (Griffin) Barth Leach and Osie Brian Barth , Yuma and Wray
In 1900 Harrison County, Missouri, Edward Barth is 36, Luella 37, with Glen 7, Effie 4, and Osie, born April 1896 in Missouri.
Jane Griffin, born June 1900 in Missouri, is with George and Alvira Griffin in Mercer County, Missouri.
1912 Leon, Iowa "Mr. George Griffin and daughter, Miss Cleva, of Pleasanton, were visitiors in this city last Saturday."

"George Henry Griffin, son of Ruben Francis & Deborah Ann Griffin, was born in Warren County, Iowa, near Milo on November 8, 1866, & departed his life at Kirksville, Missouri, February 25, 1947. He lived in Warren County until 16 years of age when he moved to Butler County, Kansas, where he lived until he came to Mercer County, Missouri. He married Alvira M. Elmore on November 16, 1890. To this union five children were born: William Paul Griffin, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sarah Jane Leech, Denver, Colorado; Lucille May Tolbert, Yuma Colorado & Cleva Alice Lovett & Deborah Ann Griffin who, with their mother, preceded their father in death. "He was married to Minnie Batterton on December 25, 1914. To this union two children were born: Ruben Francis & Robert Guy, both of Los Angeles, California. "He spent several years in Nebraska, Colorado & Kansas. "

George and Alvira are buried in Mercer County # 41516431 and # 41516426.
George 43 and Allie 42 Griffin are in Mercer County in 1910, with Paul W. 18, Cleva A. 17, Della A. 14, Jane 10, and Lucy A. 8.

In 1920 Yuma County, 4N 47W, George H. Griffin 53, married but no spouse, is farming - daughter Lucy M. 18 is with him.
In 1920 Harrison County, Missouri, Osie B. Barth is a farmer, 23, with Jane 20 and Georgia E. 1, all born in Missouri.

In 1930 Yuma, living on South Birch Street, O.C. and Jane are cafe proprietors. They have Eillen 11, Ravenel 8, and Wallace 6. Living with them is niece Mildred Lovett, 15,

Mildred Lovett is probably the daughter of Cleva A. Griffin, who married Harry Lovett in 1914 in Decatur County, Iowa, and died in 1917 in Missouri.
Cleva married Harry July 25, 1914 in Leon County, Iowa.
1920 Leon County "Harry Lovett and family left for their home in South Dakota, one day last week."
In 1925 Decatur County, H.C. is 35, Clella 26, Mildred 10, Alfred 4, and Anthna 2. Mildred's mother was Cleva Griffin. and Clella's maiden name was Van Winkle..

Elaine Barth, age 17, married Walter W. Morey in Burlington in January 20, 1934.
But this might be another one - In 1940 Yuma County, Walter Morey, 29 Nebraska, and Elaine 122, Iowa have Ronald 5, Colorado.

In 1937 Wray, O.C. is living at 320 Cedar, running a truck line, with Wallace and Ravenel.
Ravenel Barth married Duain Fix September 19, 1937, recorded in Jefferson County.
In 1940 Wray, Duain Fix 21, and Ravenal, 18 are living with Oliver and Zella Renzelman
In 1940 Wray, O.C. is a trucker - unknown marital status, and Wallace, 16 are living together on West Third Street.
O.C. Barth 1896-1962 # 16994819 and Doris G. 1899-1980 # 16994812 are buried in Wray.

Jane Griffin Leach - June 1899-June 1986 is buried in Yuma , per # 60544785.
So is Glenn C. Leach - December 1903 - May 1979 # 60544784. Glenn's brother Johnny Gail Leach 1913-1984 is buried in Hollywood, California # 6471147.
Minnie Rose (Lane) Leach, born at Lucas, Iowa February 5, 1873, widow of Egbert Leach, died in Kansas City July 27, 1949, to be buried at Floral Hill, Kansas City.

Georgia Eileen Barth 1918-2001, died in Wray, per one tree.
Ravenel Heloise Barth, per one tree, was born Sep 11, 1921 in Yuma, and died April 5, 1985.
Wallace Keith Barth, born Aug 11, 1925 in Yuma, enlisted in Denver in 1943, and died Dec 15, 1979.
Wallace, 1st Lieutenant, Army, WWII and Korie, is buried at Centennial, Colorado.
"1878 Illinois-born Elmer Tolberd was a serial marrier and probably a bigamist - but when he made his first marriage to Romanian born Gizella Schneller in February 17, 1898 in Mason City Iowa, that part of his lifestyle had not yet begun. The only child to this marriage, John Francis, was born in December of the same year. Soon after, Elmer disappeared from the household - the family story being that Elmer "went out for a smoke and never returned". In 1899 Gizella and the baby son, John Francis moved west to northeast Colorado to join Gizella's sister & other relatives who had homesteaded in Yuma, Colorado. After a period of time and civil divorce citing abandonment, Gizella remarried to Carl Landauer and raised the son, John Francis using the Landauer name, but Carl never adopted John Francis. John Francis grew to manhood, met the love of his life Lucille Griffin and when the young couple were preparing to marry, they were told John Francis' birth name had to be used. "Granny" [Lucille Griffin] said we had no idea how the name was to be spelled so we came up with the best spelling we knew T-O-L-B-E-R-T. When Gizella Schneller Tolbert Landauer died, and being of a religion not recognizing divorce, could not have a Mass funeral service, or burial in the section of the cemetery set aside for those deceased of that religion. The family, offended by the religious treatment of this good woman, on the Sunday following her funeral & burial drove into town & joined the first Protestant church in sight. "
On January 1, 1902 at Akron, Justice of the Peace J.S. Wheeler married Carl Landauer of Yuma and "Mrs. Sally Snaller" of Mason City, Iowa, witnesses Bessie Forsythe and Marietta Wheeler.
In 1910 Yuma County, Carl Landauer is 31, married 8 years to Stella - her second marriage. Step-son John F. 11, born in Iowa, is with them.

John Frank Landauer registered in Yuma, born Dec 20, 1898, farming, nearest relative Stella Landauer.
Carl, Stella, and John Frank are in Yuma in 1920. Carl has no occupation, John is a machinist.
In 1930 Salem, Oregon, John F. Tolbert works in a garage, 31 and Lucile 28, have Darrel 8, born in Colorado, Donald 6 and Patricia 2, both born in Oregon.
John Francis Tolbert 1898-1936 is buried in Yuma, # 74370721.
Lucille is widowed, running a truck line, in 1940 Yuma, 38, born in Missouri, with Darrel 18, Donald 16, Patricia 12 Colorado, Tommy 8 Colorado.
Thomas 1932-1967, John Darrel 1922-2003, and Patricia (Tolbert) Gleason 1928-2007 are buried in Yuma.

Lucille (Griffin) Tolbert, 1902-1995 is buried in Yuma, # 74370731.
In 1955 the Greeley, Colorado newspaper mentions "Donald E. Tolbert of Yuma."
In 1961 Donald Elmore Tolbert is supervisor of secondary education Alameda, California.
In 1974, Dr. Donald Tolbert resigned from the president of a Hutchinson, Kansas, junior college after two years.
In 1977 Dr. Donald Tolbert isschool superintendent of the Falcon school district, near Colorado Springs.


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