Names

Have you ever wondered whether you are named after someone? Are your siblings named after someone? For me and my brothers, I have not found any evidence that we are named after other family members. Even though we aren’t carrying any family names, my great nieces and nephew were named after family members — and their parents are sharing the family stories with these young children!

As I look at my pedigree, I do see several lines where it appears that names have been passed down. In my Crandall line, Sarah Adell Crandall’s middle names is passed down thru several generations. Thus, this name might (or might not) be a clue to previous generations.

In my Mentzer line, there are two generations of Phillip Mentzers. The name is then passed on to a grandson and a great grandson. Also common in this family line is the middle name, Andrew.

In my Briles line, the given names of John, Frederick, George and Noah are popular. The names, John and Frederick, go back to early Briles families in Randolph County, North Carolina. Investigation of the Noah Briles’ in my files reveals that many with this given name are descendants of Noah Rush. Thus, they may have been named after this grandfather. However, there is at least one Noah Briles who is not a descendant of Noah Rush.

In my Crawford line, there is little evidence that a family name was passed down as I follow the line back to my 2nd great grandfather. My great-grandfather, Judson Foster Crawford, gets his middle name from his mother’s Foster line. However, the given name Judson is unique. Judson’s father, Washington Marion Crawford’s name is also unique. I’m guessing that he may have been named after President George Washington. However, that is just a guest on my part. Washington Marion Crawford did name his youngest son after his father, Nelson G. Crawford. This has caused me to wonder whether there is a Nelson Crawford further back on my Crawford line.

Even though most of my lines do not have a name repeated generation after generation, my Currey line is the exception.

I believe I have four generations of men named Hiram M. Currey. I have to say ‘believe’ because two of the generations just disappear leaving few records connecting them to any children. Thus, I have bits and pieces of evidence that alone do not connect these generations. These pieces of evidence are like a jigsaw puzzle. When put together, these pieces of evidence supports this lineage.

Even though my 5 generation pedigree doesn’t indicate that any naming convention was used, I still refer back to those conventions in hopes that my ancestors followed a convention. For more information on naming conventions, see the following:

Check out your own pedigree to see how names were passed down in your family.

Hospitalized

Dec [2]4 1919

Mrs. E.O. Briles
St. Joseph Hospital
Linwood & Prospect
Kans City MO

Dear Pauline: rec’d
your card and so glad
to know you are getting
along allright “Mary Ida”
is all right now has
2 teeth now so that she
can bite good and hard
Fannie made $26 at the
pie supper. No we didn’t go
Frank saw Walter Monday
went down to your folks after [c?]
He was just fine Wishing you
Merry Xmas. Love Myra

I received the above post card with some of my grandmother’s things. I don’t remember ever discussing this with her – and wished I had. Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer to my question, ‘Why was she in the hospital in Kansas City when they lived in Woodson county?’ All I have is speculation.

When I first realized that grandma was hospitalized in 1919, I wondered if she was suffering depression after the death of her almost 9 month old son, Kenneth, in June of that year.

However, my perspective has widened to wonder if grandma was in the hospital with influenza. According to the ‘Influenza Encyclopedia’ entry for Kansas City, it appears that the majority of influenza cases were during the winter of 1918 to spring of 1919 and not during December 1919.

In trying to figure out the ‘why’ behind my grandmother’s stay in the hospital, I looked for more information on St. Joseph Hospital. The building where she was a patient has been replaced by the Linwood Shopping Center. Thankfully, the web site KC Rag contains a timeline for the property at Linwood and Prospect on their forum, “All about the Linwood Shopping Center.”

Reading the history of the St. Joseph Hospital just reinforces the idea that my grandmother was seriously ill at the time. I just wish I had been able to ask her about her experience at St. Josephs.

My Ahnentafel

It’s almost the new year and time again for resolutions. Perhaps you’ve attempted Thomas MacEntee’s Genealogy Do-Over or Amy Johnson Crowe’s ’52 Ancestors’ blog prompts or for the super ambitious, the Genealogy Photo a Day challenge? In the past 5 years, I believe I have started all of these — but finished none.

Randy Seaver’s recent blog post, Dear Randy, How Do You Make that Descendant List in Your ’52 Ancestors’ Posts?, prompted me to review my blogging to see how far I got with blogging about my ancestors.

To start, I used RootsMagic to create an Ahnentafel chart showing my ancestors. Then I searched my blog to see what I have written about those ancestors.

I’m happy to admit that I have successfully blogged about my 3rd and 4th generation ancestors. However, this review also shows that I wasn’t successful with my 5th generation, all of whom I have already researched.

Generation 3

4. Leon Russel Crawford: born 6 Feb 1894 in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States; married 24 Dec 1919 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States; died 3 Oct 1976 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs:

5. Winnie Letha Currey: born 30 Jun 1903 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States; died 11 Feb 1992 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

6. Edward Osmond Briles: born 21 Jun 1891 in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States; married 29 Oct 1915 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 28 May 1956 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

7. Pauline Edith Mentzer: born 28 Mar 1896 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 16 Jul 1984 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

Generation 4

8. Judson Foster Crawford: born 15 Apr 1866 in Warren, Indiana, United States; married 24 Dec 1890 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States; died 19 Feb 1949 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

9. Josie Winifred Hammond: born 9 Feb 1874 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States; died 27 Sep 1954 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

10. Hiram Miles Currey: born 23 Oct 1866 in Missouri, United States; married 13 May 1891 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States; died 15 Sep 1943 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

11. Winnie Mae Hutchinson: born 6 May 1871 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States; died 23 Sep 1913 in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

12. Edward Grant Briles: born 18 Jul 1869 in Coffey, Kansas, United States; married 19 Feb 1890 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 23 Jul 1951 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

13. Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts: born 7 Apr 1868 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 28 Apr 1947 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

14. Charles Oliver Mentzer: born 1 Jul 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States; married 18 Oct 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 15 Aug 1955 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

15. Nettie Adell Wells: born 5 Feb 1873 in Woodson, Kansas, United States; died 9 Feb 1939 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

                Blogs

Generation 5

16. Washington Marion Crawford: born 21 Apr 1838 in Warren, Indiana, United States; married 4 Mar 1860 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States; died 23 Aug 1889 in Ford, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

17. Mary Foster: born 28 Aug 1842 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States; died 21 Jan 1929 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

18. Richmond Fisk Hammond: born 20 Nov 1840 in Licking, Ohio, United States; married 1 Jan 1867 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States; died 8 Apr 1928 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Blogs

19. Sarah Ellen Ralston: born 11 May 1849 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States; died 18 Oct 1892 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

20. Hiram M. Currey: born 13 Aug 1835 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States; married 3 Aug 1856 in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States; died 2 Mar 1901 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

21. Angelina Jane Burke: born 30 Oct 1836 in Kentucky, United States; died 26 Mar 1901 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

22. Albert Hutchinson: born abt 1838 in Northhampton, Fulton County, New York; married 14 Sep 1859 in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States; died 22 Jul 1896 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

23. Julia Harding: born 1840 in New Brunswick, Canada; died 4 Jan 1892 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

24. Noah Washington Briles: born 1840 in Randolph County, North Carolina; married 9 Aug 1866 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States; died 14 Jul 1879 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

25. Sarah Jane Thompson: born 7 Aug 1843 in Warrick, Indiana, United States; died 17 Aug 1930 in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

26. James Marshall Ricketts: born 28 Nov 1847 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; married 12 Jul 1866 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 28 Nov 1920 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

27. Rachel Elmeda Christy: born 28 Apr 1845 in Clinton, Indiana, United States; died 27 Jan 1927 in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.

28. George Mentzer: born 12 Jun 1838 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married 1 Jan 1868 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States; died 19 Jan 1912 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.

Blogs

29. Emeline Minnick: born 6 Aug 1848 in Pittsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; died 13 Sep 1927 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

30. Thurston Kennedy Wells: born 26 Feb 1821 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States; married 20 Mar 1861 in Van Buren, Iowa, United States; died 3 Jun 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

31. Salome Adell Crandall: born 24 Jun 1836 in Ohio, United States; died 30 Aug 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

In my defense, I have a LOT of blog posts about my research of the various Crawford families in early Lincoln, Madison and Garrard counties, Kentucky. However, I haven’t done as well with my own ancestors. I guess one of my goals for 2021 should be to create blog posts for each of these 5th generation ancestors. Hopefully, that is one goal that I can accomplish!

Letters

While researching your family, have you ever stumbled across something very precious — but not for your ancestor? That was my experience today when I made a truly wonderful find.

As mentioned in my post, Evaluating ThruLines, I am researching descendants to verify the ‘Evaluation’ line suggested by ThruLines, Today, I’m working on a ThruLines suggestion for Phillip Andrew Mentzer that goes thru his daughter, Sarah A. Mentzer.

According to FamilySearch, Sarah was married three times. Her first marriage was to Henry Oman. In 1860, Sarah and Henry are living in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. By 1870, Sarah is back in Massachusetts and is listed in the census as Sarah Stiles. Sarah’s second husband was Henry Stiles. Also listed in the 1870 census were two Oman children: Alice and Henry. In 1880, Sarah is again living in Massachusetts, but this time she is listed as Sarah Green, wife of Edward Green. The Oman children are not listed with Sarah and Edward on the 1880 census.

Thanks to Ancestry’s collection of marriage records for Massachusetts, I was able to find all three of Sarah’s marriage records. My next step was to learn more about Sarah’s husbands.

Thus, I turned to FamilySearch to see what it would tell me about Henry Oman. According to the record for Henry Oman (LZP4-NZC) on FamilySearch, he died on 1 Aug 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. FamilySearch also indicated that he was buried in the National Cemetery at Vicksburg. Thinking I would be able to use a record on Find a Grave to document Henry Oman’s death and burial, I searched for the record on that site.

When I couldn’t find Henry Oman’s burial on Find a Grave I decided to do a quick Google search to see what I could find. And that’s when I hit the jackpot!

Not only did I have links to the sites with the Vicksburg National Cemetery burial information but I had a link to Henry Oman‘s papers. These ‘papers’ turned out to be 10 letters written by Henry Oman to his wife, Sarah, between 1862 and his death in 1863.

Knowing that I would want to be told about such a find for one of my great-grandfathers, I shared this information with my DNA match. I’m praying that she is active enough on Ancestry to read my message!

Honoring the Veterans in My Family

Anyone who has lived in Emporia, Kansas realizes that Veteran’s Day is a MAJOR holiday. Today, we take time to honor those who have served and who are serving. Thus, I would like to take a walk thru my family tree to honor my veteran ancestors.

World War II

Eugene Crawford

Between 15 Feb 1945 and 1 Aug 1946, Eugene served at the Naval Training Center in Gulfport, Mississippi and at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. He shipped out on the USS Oneida (APA-221) towards the end of the War in the Pacific as seaman 1st class in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He received the Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.


Esther Crawford Noll

Esther served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in the European Theater between 1942 and 1945.

Hugh Judson Crawford

Hugh Crawford served in the U.S. Navy Seabees

Walter Emery Briles

Walter enlisted in March 1942 in Los Angeles, California serving in the U.S. Army. Walter was discharged in 1944 but re-enlisted in 1946 and served until 1958.

World War I

Leon Crawford

LeonCrawford began his military service on 26 April 1917 in Dodge City, Kansas. He was appointed wagoner 2nd class gunner in the 25th AA Battery, 1st AA Sector. Leon was a wagoner at St. Misner 2nd Battle of the Marne from 31 March 1918 to 31 May 1918 in France.

Leon served with others from Dodge City including his brother-in-law Russel Horton and his brother, Marion.

War between the States

Washington Marion Crawford

Washington Marion Crawford enlisted in Company H of the 2nd Regiment of the New York Calvary Volunteers on 3 August 1861 serving as a sergeant. W. M. Crawford was captured in September 1863 and was imprisoned in Andersonville and Belle Isle. He was paroled on 7 Dec 1864 in Florence, South Carolina.

Richmond Fisk Hammond

Richmond Fisk Hammond enlisted as a private in Company E 177 Illinois Volunteers on 26 May 1861. He also served in the 1st Illinois Calvary Volunteers and in Company D 14th Regiment Illinois Calvary. Richmond Hammond was captured near Atlanta, Georgia on 5 Aug 1864 and was imprisoned at Andersonville.

Richmond Hammond and Washington Marion Crawford both moved to Dodge City, Kansas after the war. Richmond’s daughter, Josie, married Washington’s son Judson in Dodge City.

Other Civil War Veterans

Hiram M. Currey served as a private in Company B of the 12th Regiment of the Kansas State Militia in 1864.

Albert Hutchi(n)son began his military service on 1 Sept 1862 in Independence, Iowa. He served as a private in Company D of the 1st Regiment of the Iowa Calvary Volunteers. Albert re-enlisted on 1 Jan 1864 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Noah Washington Briles enlisted on 13 Jun 1861 in Ottumwa, Iowa serving in Company I of the 1st Regiment Iowa Calvary Volunteers. His father, Alexander Briles served in 1864 under Captain John Douglas in Company I of the Kansas State Militia.

James Marshall Ricketts enlisted 11 Sept 1863 in Indianapolis, Indiana serving in Company K of the 7th Indiana Cavalry.

George Mentzer began his military service on 25 Sep 1861 serving in Company C of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry.

Alexander Briles served with the Kansas Militia under Captain John Douglas in Company I.

Revolutionary War

Nathaniel Hammond served the revolutionary cause by supplying provisions to the soldiers families between 1776 and 1783 in Bolton, Connecticut.

There could easily be other revolutionary war ancestors in my tree. However, I haven’t proven my descent from any of the other known patriots.

100 Years Ago

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 18 May 1919 – 100 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

My Grandparents

  • Leon Crawford was living with his parents at 504 Ave G in Dodge City
  • Winnie Letha Currey was likely living with her sister, Myrtle. Winnie traveled from Kansas City to Dodge City in 1918 to help Myrtle with the birth of her first child, Dorothy. Winnie and Leon were married on Christmas Eve in 1919 at Myrtle’s house.
  • Edward O. Briles and his wife Pauline (Mentzer) Briles were likely living in Woodson County in 1919. Edward’s World War I draft card indicated they were living in Everett Township, Woodson County in June of 1917. By 1920, they had moved to Allen County.

My Great Grandparents

  • Judson Foster Crawford and Josie Winifred (Hammond) Crawford were living at 504 Avenue G in Dodge City, Kansas.
  • Hiram Miles Currey was living at 4108 Penn Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. His wife, Winnie May (Hutchinson) Currey, was no longer living.
  • Edward Grant Briles and Frances Artlissa (Ricketts) Briles were living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas
  • Charles Oliver Mentzer and Nettie Adell (Wells) Mentzer were living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas.

My Great-great grandparents

  • Mary Foster Crawford was living at 911 Second in Dodge City, Kansas. Her husband, Washington Marion Crawford, was no longer living.
  • Richmond Fisk Hammond was living in Sawtelle Soldier’s Home in Los Angeles, California. His first wife, Sarah Ellen (Ralston) Hammond was no longer lving.
  • Sarah Jane (Thompson) Briles was living in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas. Her first husband, Noah Washington Briles, was no longer living.
  • James Marshall Ricketts and Rachel Elmeda (Christy)Rickets were living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas.
  • Emeline (Minnick) Mentzer was living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. Her husband, George Mentzer, was no longer living.

Two Degrees

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):1)  Using your ancestral lines, how far back in time can you go with two degrees of separation?  That means “you knew an ancestor, who knew another ancestor.”  When was that second ancestor born?

My first thought was that I knew my great-grandmother, Josie Crawford.

Crawford Line: Josie Hammond Crawford was born in 1874. She would have known her grandfather, Horatio Hammond (1798-1879) and grandparents, James Barr Ralston (1811-1904) and Nancy Jane McCormick (1818-1907).

Josie would have also known her in-laws: Washington Marion Crawford (1838-1889) and Mary Foster Crawford (1842-1929). Josie’s father-in-law was a prisoner of war at Andersonville, as was her father, Richmond Fisk Hammond (1840-1928).

Currey Line: I kne my grandmother, Winnie Letha Currey (1903-1992). Winnie did not know any of her grandparents since they all died prior to her birth. Her mother, Winnie Mae Hutchinson, died in 1913, when my grandmother was ten. My grandmother did not know much about her heritage. Her thirst for knowledge about her mother’s family is what started my genealogy quest.

Briles Line: I knew my grandfather, Edward Osmond Briles (1891-1956). His grandfather, Noah Washington Briles (1840-1879) died before he was born. His grandmother, Sarah Jane Thompson Briles (1843) was still living in Coffey county, Kansas near where his parents lived. Also living in the area were his other grandparents,James Marshall Ricketts (1847-1920) and Rachel Elmeda Christy (1845-1927). Also living in the area was E. O. Briles’ great grandfather, Alexander Briles (1813-1900). Several of his other great granparents were living, but not in Coffey county, Kansas. William Taylor Thompson (1820-1898) and his wife, Polly Ann Evans (1821-1896) were living in Wapello County, Iowa. Orilda Matilda Reed Ricketts (1828-1900) was living in Clinton county, Indiana. Samuel Christy (1819-1904) was also living in Clinton county, Indiana. Whether the families visited each other is unknown.

Mentzer Line: I knew my great-grandfather, Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955). He would have known his grandfather, John Minnick (1822-1903).

I connect within two degrees of separation to my third great grandfather, Horatio Hammond. Horatio Hammond was living in Knox county, Illinois where Josie Winifred Hammond was born.

Pauline E. Briles

Emporia Gazette
Wednesday, July 18, 1984
page 2 column 4-5

Film E1506

KS State Historical Society

Pauline E. Briles
Funeral services for Mrs. E. O.
Briles, who died Tuesday at her
apartment in Horizon Plaza, will
be held in the chapel of Roberts-
Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Ser-
vices will be Friday at 10:30 A.M.
conducted by the Rev. William Im-
hoff of the Christian Church.
Burial will be in Memorial Lawn
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the First Christian
Church, to which Mrs. Briles be-
longed, and may be sent in care of
the funeral home.
Pauline Edith Mentzer was born
March 28, 1896 at Yates Center,
the daughter of Charles O. and Net-
tie Wells Mentzer. She married
E. O. Briles on Oct. 29, 1915, at
Yates Center, and he died May 28,
1956. Mrs. Briles had lived in
Emporia since 1930.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Roberta Crawford, 2314 West
21st Ave., and Letha Doolittle of
San Bernadino, Calif.; a brother
Leslie Mentzer of Neosho Falls,
and 12 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Briles was a member
of the Whittier Extension Home
Unite and the Birthday Club.
She was preceded in death by a
daughter, Barbara Thompson;
two sons, Walter Briles and Ken-
neth Briles; her parents and sever-
al brothers and sisters.

Nettie Adell Wells

nettie wellsNettie Adell Wells was born on 5 Feb 1873 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.116 She lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1875.17 She was found on the 1875 Kansas census as a 13 year old female and was listed as Nettie Wells. She lived in Liberty, Woodson, Kansas, USA on 1 Mar 1885.18

Nettie was also known as Nettie Adell Mentzer on 18 Oct 1893.19

Nettie Adell Wells and Charles Oliver Mentzer were married on 18 Oct 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.23,5,11,13,15,19,3143

She lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.20 She was found on the 1895 Kansas census as a 21 year old female born IN who came to Kansas from Ind and was listed as L.O. Mentzer.

On 28 Mar 1896, Paul Emory Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas.21 On 28 Mar 1896, Pauline Edith Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas. On 23 Aug 1898, Leslie George Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas.

She lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Jun 1900.22 Nettie A Mentzer was listed as the wife of Charles Mentzer on the 1900 census. She was 25 years old having been born Feb 1875 in Kansas. She and Charles had been married 6 years. Nettie was the mother of 4 children, all of whom were living.

On 20 Jul 1900, Herbert Wells Mentzer was born in in Woodson County, Kansas.

Nettie lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1905.23 She was found on the 1905 Kansas census as a 32 year old female born in Kansas who was listed as N. A. Mentzer.

She lived in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 27 Apr 1910.24 a 37 year old female born Kansas who has been married 16 years and has 5 living children and was listed as Nettie A. Mentzer She lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.25 She was found on the 1915 Kansas census as a 42 year old female born in Kansas who was listed as N. A. Mentzer.

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Nettie lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 10 Feb 1920.26 She was found on the 1920 census as a 47 year old female born Illinois and was listed as Nettie Mentzer. She lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.6,27 She was found on the 1925 Kansas census as a 52 year old female born in Kansas who was listed as N. A. Mentzer.

Nettie A Mentzer was listed on the 1930 census as the 57 year old wife of Charles O Mentzer. Nettie married Charles at the age of 20. Nettie was born in Kansas. Nettie lived in Neosho, Kansas, United States on 9 May 1938.29

She died on 9 Feb 1939 at the age of 66 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,4,7,1012,16,30 She was buried on 12 Feb 1939 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,4,7,1011,16

  1. Nettie Adell Mentzer, death certificate #104 2410 (9 February 1938), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  2. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition.
  3. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  4. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 55747430, created by J Geoghan, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RisingSun, Charles Oliver Mentzer.
  5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 128.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  6. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_167; Line: 17.
  7. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  8. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_143; Line: 15.
  9. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_173; Line: 10.
  10. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online December 2018), memorial for Nettie A. Mentzer (1873-1939), BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center Kansas; accompanying photograph by AK, Nettie A. Mentzer.
  11. “Mrs. C. O. Mentzer,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick; privately held 2018 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.
  12. Memorial Record of Nettie Adell Mentzer, Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. H. R. Campbell Funeral Home. saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick.
  13. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Wells Family Bible. copy obtained from Doris Ryan, daughter of Cecile Mentzer Beine.
  14. Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, Nettie Wells, database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018. Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marriages. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT.
  15. Descendants of Ozias Wells and Mary Kennedy, Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Wells.KS.010. typewritten report likely obtained from Doris Ryan.
  16. Transcriptions from Yates Center Cemetery, Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Mentzer.KS.001. recorded my Michael and Marcia Philbrick; transcribed by Marcia Philbrick.
  17. 1875 Kansas Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, image 6 of 8, household 69, T K Wells; digital image, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : viewed online December 2018).
  18. 1885 Kansas State Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 43, household 36, T. K. Wells; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1885_143-0166/791971.
  19. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), pp. 831-832 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.025). Hereinafter cited as History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas.
  20. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12, family 2, Chas O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018); Kansas State Historical Society. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ksv115_164-0333?pid=5871776.
  21. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer. Found online at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=628017809&ssrc=pt&tid=115166653.
  22. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, ED 186, Sheet 1A, household 2, Charles Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7602/4120168_00936/17285777.
  23. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, page 12 (image 152 of 173), dwelling 72, Mentzer C. O.; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1905_173-0108/3991131.
  24. 24. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017).https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/31111_4328330-00622/132643224.
  1. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58), dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/ks1915_48-0462?pid=2954799.
  2. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6061/4300898_00954/96814037.
  3. 1925 Kansas census, Woodson County Kansas, State Census, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, image 13 of 47, Mentzer C O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018). https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1088/KS1925_167-0204/8373851.
  4. 1930 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population Schedule, Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, ED 104-6, Sheet 4B, household 126, Mentzer Charles O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T626. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6224/4584655_00480/34040161.
  5. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Died: Mentzer” 12 May 1938, page 2, col. 3(George Mentzer Notebook); ,
  6. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernardino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
  7. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas, p. 681 (George Mentzer Notebook).
  8. , History of Woodson County Kansas (Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1987), “Mentzer, George Family” p. 198-199. Hereinafter cited as History of Woodson County Kansas.
  9. Woodson County, Kansas, Marriage Records, vol. E:180, Charles O. Mentzer-Nettie A. Wells, 18 Oct 1893; database with images, “Kansas County Marriages, 1840-1935,” [Film]FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 17 January 2015).
  10. Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, Charles O Mentzer – Nettie A. Wells, 18 Oct 1893; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017. Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marriages. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT.
  11. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), Charles Oliver Mentzer – Nettie Adell Wells.
  12. , Marriage Record (Yates Center: Woodson County, Kansas, n.d.), Book E page 180.
  13. , Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911, database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : . Original Source: Marriage Records. Kansas Marriages. Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), viewed online; June 2017; Charles O Mentzer – Nettie A. Wells; 18 Oct 1893.
  14. , Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition. (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), stored in filing cabinet.
  15. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), [Cd]
  16. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 31 October 1924, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  17. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (: , ); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006). Hereinafter cited as Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer.
  18. , “The Mentzers,” In the Beginning (Woodson County Historical Society), 15 (No. 58): pp 3-5.
  19. “Married,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 October 1893, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018). Found online at https://www.newspapers.com/image/385470215/?terms=Nettie%2BMentzer.

Charles Oliver Mentzer

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     Charles Oliver Mentzer was born on 1 Jul 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.112 1,10,1314 He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States on 23 Aug 1870.15 Chas O Mentzer was listed in the household of Geo Mentzer on the 1870 census. According to the census, Chas was 1 year old and born in Illinois. He lived in Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1871.2

In 1880, Charles was educated at school district no. 44 in Woodson County, Kansas, United States.16 He lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 11 Jun 1880.17 Charles Mentzer is listed as the 11 year old son of Geo Mentzer in the 1880 census. Charles was born in Illinois. He lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.18

Charles  resided in 1891 in Henry, Illinois, United States .2 for about 12 months He  visited Shenandoah, Iowa in Sep 1891.19 He had been sourjouring in Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois for some months in 1892.20

On 18 Oct 1893, Charles married Nettie Adell Wells. The marriage took place at his parents home in Woodson County, Kansas.

Charles lived at NE 1/4 S36T24R14 in Woodson, Kansas, United States in Nov 1893.2,12 After 1893 he was a farmer in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.2 He lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.21 He was listed on the 1895 census as a 24 year old male farmer born in Illinois who came to Kansas from Illinois and was listed as Chas O. Mentzer. 22

Charles lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Jun 1900.23 He was listed on the 1900 census as a 31 year old male farmer born July 1868 in IL and was listed as Charles Mentzer. He  purchased land from George Mentzer and Emeline Mentzer his wife being the NE 1/4 of Section Thirty-six (36) in Township Twenty-four (24) South of Range Fourteen (14) East of sixth (6) PM on 28 May 1903 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.24 He  owned land being the NE 1/4 of section 36 in township 24 South of Range 14 East in 1904 in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.25 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1905.26 He was on the 1905 Kansas census as a 35 year old male farmer born in Illinois who was listed as C. O. Mentzer.

He lived in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 27 Apr 1910.27 He was on the 1910 census as a 41 year old male farm laborer who was born in Illinois and had been married 16 years. He was listed as Charles O. Mentzer on the census record. He lived in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas on 22 Jan 1912.28

Charles rented the Mrs. H. Harreld farm in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas on 1 Mar 1913.29 He lost a cow on 25 Mar 1913 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.30

He entertained daughters Pauline and Gladys on 17 May 1914 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.31

Charles received $150 from The Topeka Mutual Live Stock Insurance Company for death of live stock in 1915 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.32 He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.33 He was on the 1915 Kansas census as a 45 year old male farmer born in Kansas who was listed as C. O. Mentzer.

He lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1919.34 Charles lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 10 Feb 1920.35 He was on the 1920 census as a 50 year old male farmer born Illinois and was listed as Charles O. Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Sep 1921.36 He lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.6 He was on the 1925 Kansas census as a 57 year old male farmer born in Illinois.

On on 10 Jul 1926 Charles attended the Wells family reunion in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.37

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 2 May 1930.38 He was on the 1930 census as a 60 year old male farmer born Illinois and was listed as Charles O. Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1937.39 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1938.40

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 3 Apr 1940.4142 He was on the 1940 census as a 70 year old widower living on Oak Street in the household of Stella Miller, listed as Charles Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1942.43 Charles lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States on 17 May 1943.4445 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1944.46 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1945.47

Charles was ill in Dec 1945 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.48

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1946.49 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1947.50 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1948.51 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1949.52

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Apr 1949.53 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1950.54 He  resided in Jun 1951 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States. .2 As water crept into the house during the flood, he made his way upstairs taking with him the Mentzer family Bible and was rescued the following day. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 19 Jul 1952.55

Charles lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1953.5657

He died on 15 Aug 1955 at the age of 86 at Newman Hospital in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.1,5,7,58 He was buried on 18 Aug 1955 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,5,7,5961

ENDNOTES

  1. Charles O. Mentzer, death certificate #55 011802 (1955), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  2. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), pp. 831-832 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.025). Hereinafter cited as History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas.
  3. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition.
  4. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, [Page], Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 55747430, created by J Geoghan, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RisingSun, Charles Oliver Mentzer.
  6. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_167; Line: 16.
  7. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  8. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 128.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  9. Ancestry.com, Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016).
  10. George Mentzer (Company C, 24th Regiment Massachuses Infantry), pension no. WC 741.913, Case FIles of Approved Pension Applications, 1861-1934; Civil War and Later Pension Files, Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  11. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (: , ); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006). Hereinafter cited as Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer.
  12. , “The Mentzers,” In the Beginning (Woodson County Historical Society), 15 (No. 58): pp 3-5.
  13. “Obituary – Mentzer,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie August 2018).
  14. , “The George Mentzer Family,” In the Beginning, Woodson County Historical Society, 3 No. 11 (July 1970): p. 9-12.
  15. 1870 U.S. Census, Henry County, Illinois, population schedule, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, page 52, household 382, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M593. Found online at [WebAddress].
  16. “School Reports,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 15 January 1880, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  17. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 56, Page 9, household 97, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9. Found online at [WebAddress].
  18. 1885 Kansas Census, Neosho County, state census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 1, line 25, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); Kansas State Historical Society. Found online at [WebAddress].
  19. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 25 September 1891, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  20. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 9 September 1892, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  21. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, kansas state census, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); Kansas State Historical Society. [FileNumber] Found online at [WebAddress].
  22. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer. Found online at [WebAddress].
  23. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, ED 186, Sheet 1A, household 2, Charmes Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503. Found online at [WebAddress].
  24. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 41 page 93, George Mentzer and Emaline Mentzer to Charles Mentzer, 28 May 1903; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.
  25. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas 1904 (: , 1904), (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.003). Found online at [WebAddress].
  26. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017). Found online at [WebAddress].
  27. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017). Found online at [WebAddress].
  28. “Plainview,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  29. “News of Coffey County,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 28 February 1913, image 6; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  30. “Crandall,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 25 March 1913, image 2; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  31. “Crandall,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 19 May 1914, image 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  32. “Advertisement,” The Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 11 May 1915, page 7; digital image, My Heritage (www.myheritage.com : viewed online December 2018).
  33. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, state census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58), dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). Found online at [WebAddress].
  34. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1919; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018. Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Found online at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2270/31984_238147-00146?pid=15407326.
  35. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625. Found online at [WebAddress].
  36. “Locals,” Woodson County Journal (Yates Center, Kansas), 1 September 1921, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  37. “Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper”, (), to (), “The Wells Reunion” probably from Yates Center News (Wells.Notebook); , . Hereinafter cited as “Newspaper clipping”.
  38. 1930 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, ED 104-6, Sheet 4B, household 126, Mentzer Charles O; digital iamge, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T626. Found online at [WebAddress].
  39. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1937; .
  40. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mentzer, 1938; .
  41. 1940, Woodson County Kansas, population, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) ED 104-6, sheet 2B, dwelling 22, Mentzer (in household of Stella E. Miller); digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2015); National Archives adn Recods Administration, 1940.T627.
  42. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1 Mar 1940; .
  43. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mintzer, 1942; .
  44. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Obituary: Fred Mentzer” 27 May 1943, page 8, col. 3 (George Mentzer Notebook); ,
  45. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1943; .
  46. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mentzer, 1944; .
  47. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1945; .
  48. “Neosho Falls News Item,” Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 18 December 1945, image 4; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  49. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1946; .
  50. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1947; .
  51. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1948; .
  52. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1949; .
  53. “Neosho Falls News Item,” Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 26 April 1949; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  54. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1950; .
  55. , Obituary Clipping (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), [Page].
  56. Polk’s Emporia (Lyon County, Kans.) City Directory 1953: including Lyon County (Kansas City, Missouri: R. L. Polk, 1953), page 114, Mentzer C O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).
  57. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1953; .
  58. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernadino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
  59. , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001), Yates Center Cemetery, , , .
  60. , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.007), .
  61. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online December 2018), memorial for Charles O. Mentzer (1869-1955), BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Kansas; accompanying photograph by AK, Charles O. Mentzer.