Yuma County, Colorado
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Lenna S Byers, born March 5, 1873 in Patterson, Hardin County, Ohio
Died February 3, 1956 at a nursing home in Wray.
They were married about 1893, and had
|Veda B Ramsey||B: 1894|
|Leda S Ramsey||B: 1894|
|Ada Muriel Ramsey||B: 1897|
|Ora Josephine Ramsey||B: 1899|
William homesteaded a quarter southeast of Wray, proving up in 1897, and another quarter cash-claimed in 1893.
In July 1899 the Laird column in the Yuma Pioneer "Born - to Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Ramsey, Friday, July 28, a bouncing baby girl. W.S. says he would be happier if it had been a boy.
1905 the Laird column noted "The dance at Wm. Ramsey's was well attended."
In 1900 they were farming near Laird, and in 1910 were in Wray, living on Kiowa Street. William was running a general store. They have added Clifford, 6, and Gladys, 3.
In 1922 he owned a quarter in 4 N 46 W, and three quarters joining it in 4 N 47 W. C.D. Ramsey had two quarters in 4 48 W (wonder if William put it in Clifford's name....)
Clifford L. Ramsey is in Fremont County - about 200 miles southwest of Yuma. He's a farmer, married to Marie, 28, born in Missouri. They have Lorraine W (a son) 6, and Dean C., sixteen-months. Both boys born in Colorado. In 1940 they're still in Fremont County, and Clifford is a truck driver (with his own line). The listing has Sarah M., so Marie might be here middle name. They've added Thomas M. 9, Ruth L. 6, and Mary L., 4 (wonder what happened to Dean)
One web listing has Clifford born June 6, 1903, dying December 1, 1978.
There's a Lorraine Ramsey born June 20, 1923 in Denver in 1993 in an Ancestry index, living a5 230 S. Weir Drive
They don't have occupations in 1940 - still on Ash Street.
William and Lenna are buried in the Yuma Cemetery, Veda and James Mason in the Cope Cemetery.
Ada RAMSEY Bailiff wrote that "Ada lives in Yuma, Gladys and Ora in Glendale, California, and Clifford in Canon City, Colorado."
The West Yuma History book says that Ada taught country schools for four years, married John Bailiff, and their daughter Ila Jean was born in Yuma August 27, 1927. During WWII they lived in Vancouver, Washington, where Ila finished high school and worked at a printing company. Ila married Jay Andrews. After the war the Andrews and Bailiffs moved back to Yuma and operated a propane company.
John was buried in the Yuma Cemetery in 1971, Ada in 1996, # 48448187.
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