Video

Have you ever wanted to quickly create a video presentation? That was my situation a week ago when my genealogy calendar and my family calendar developed a conflict. Instead of cancelling a presentation, I wanted to turn my presentation into a video that could be used instead of a live presentation.

When I was teaching there was a web site that I used quite frequently to take a sequence of images and add narration. That web site no longer exists. However, the ability to narrate slides has been added to PowerPoint. Even though I had never used this aspect of PowerPoint, I was able to quickly figure out how to add narration to my existing presentation.

Once the narration was added, I simply used the export function to create a video. I then uploaded that video to YouTube. Since I wanted the Wichita Genealogy Society to be the first to view this video, I did not make it public. Instead I uploaded it to YouTube and made it unlisted. That way, I could share the link to the video with the society.

After learning how to create videos from PowerPoint, I then applied that new skill to creating a couple of videos for my family. Below is an abbreviated version of her obituary video.

Now that I have reacquired this skill, I’m sure I will be putting it to use for other projects.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:It’s Saturday Night again –time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

 Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope more of you do than participated in the last several SNGF challenges), is to:

1)  How many people in your country had your four grandparents exact last names at birth in the 1940 U.S. Census?  [Note, if you’re playing and not in the U.S., pick an appropriate database in your country.]  What about your spouse’s grandparents last names at birth?

2)  List each last name at birth and the number of persons in the 1940 U.S. Census [or other database] using an exact surname match.  I suggest using FamilySearch because it is free, but you can use another website (the results should be the same!) if you wish.

3)  Have you performed a “one-name search” for any of those last names and added them to do family tree?

My Line:

  • Crawford – 93,620
  • Currey 2,34
  • Briles 844
  • Mentzer 2,493

My husband’s line

  • Philbrick 2,005
  • Sebring 1,573
  • Griffith 48,168
  • Strohmeier 288

Have I tried to do a ‘one name’ study with the 1940 census: NO

While I do record everyone of a surname living in a county where my grandparents lived, I have not done a study of everyone of one of my surnames in the 1940 census.

Scholarship

Eugene and his brother LR

Eugene D. Crawford and Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship
Emporia State University Foundation
Emporia, Kansas

When their son, LR (Leon Russell Jr), passed away while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in 1961, Leon and Winnie Crawford established the Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. This scholarship was for prospective physical science (physics, chemistry, earth science) teachers and was to be awarded when the student began their education block.

Eugene in his classroom at Dodge City Junior College

When LR’s older brother Eugene passed away in 2006, his name was added to the scholarship. As a professor at Kansas State Teachers College, Eugene was one of the physical science teaching staff who worked with the prospective science teachers.

Thanks to contributions over the years, including those in memory of LR and Eugene, this scholarship has been helping college students on their quest to become science teachers for over 60 years.

In honor of her husband, Eugene, Roberta Crawford designated this scholarship as her desired memorial.

Memorial gifts may be made to Emporia State University. Please direct your gift to the Eugene D. Crawford and Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship in memory of Roberta Crawford. Gifts may be made directly to Emporia State University Foundation, 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS 66801.

Throwback Thursday

Edward Grant Briles Family

Couple Photos

Artie and Edward Grant Briles
(Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Ricketts Briles)
Earl Smith and Ethel Briles Smith
Pauline Mentzer Briles and Edward Osmund Briles
Ruth Lynn Briles and Glen Briles
Lulu Briles Cope and Judge Cope

Tuberculosis

Do you ever run across something in you genealogy research that reminds you of a recent aspect of your own life? That was the case when I ran across a marriage announcement for one of my Ricketts cousins, Helen Kinnan.

Dr. Leon Sweetland of First Methodist church, solemnized the wedding of Dr. Harry P. Reid to Miss Helen Kinnan, of Fort Stanton, N.M., in the parsonage of the church Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 oclock.

Dr. Reid and his bride are connected with the marine hospital for tuberculars at Fort Stanton, where they will make their home.

“El Pasoans Away,” El Paso Herald (El Paso, Texas), 11 March 1926, page 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 November 2021).
“El Pasoans Away,” El Paso Herald (El Paso, Texas), 11 March 1926, page 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 November 2021).

Reading about Dr. Reid and his wife going to work in a hospital treating those with tuberculosis reminded me of one of the requirements to teach in Kansas: a health certificate. This health certificate confirmed that I did not have tuberculosis. During the early years of my teaching, I was required to get tested for TB on a regular basis. At some point, the regulation was changed and now teachers are only required to be tested when starting to work for a district. However, the board has the right to require an updated test at their will.

The changes in these Kansas regulations are likely due to the rarity of an outbreak of tuberculosis in the United States. Thanks to public health measures and medical advances, tuberculosis is relatively rare in the United States today. However, tuberculosis or consumption is one of the causes of death we find mentioned for our ancestors.

In the late 1800’s, the accepted treatment for tuberculosis was fresh air and sunshine. Thus, Fort Stanton became a hospital to treat tuberculosis.

In 1899, however, the US Public Health Service acquired the Fort as a tuberculosis hospital for the Merchant Marine. Selected for its healthful climate, it served some 5,000 sailor patients between 1899 and 1953, 1,500 of whom are buried in the Maritime Cemetery on a hillside overlooking the Fort. The patients lived in specially constructed tents, for fresh air and sunshine were the only known cures for tuberculosis.

https://www.fortstanton.org/history

According to the marriage announcement, both Dr. Reid and his wife, Helen Kinnan, worked at Fort Stanton. The couple is shown on the 1930 census for Lincoln County, New Mexico. Harry Reid is listed as a physician at the government hospital while Helen’s occupation is listed as none.

1930 U.S. Census, Lincoln County, New Mexico, population schedule, Lincoln County, New Mexico, ED 14-2, Sheet 1A Image 1 of 10, Family 16, Harry Reid; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 22 November 2021); NARA microfilm publication T626

In 1940, the couple is no longer living near Fort Stanton. Instead they are living at Legion, Kerr County, Texas. This page of the census is for the Veterans Administration Facility. Again, Dr. Harry P. Reid, is listed as a medical doctor at the facility and Helen does not have an occupation listed.

1940 U.S. Census, Kerr County, Texas, population schedule, Legion, Kerr County, Texas, ED 153-4, sheet 1A Image 1 of 8, line 16, Harry Reid; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 22 November 2021); NARA microfilm publication T627

In 1920, there is a Helen Kinnon living in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri with an occupation of nurse in training. The birth place for Helen and the birth places for her parents matches other census records. Since the marriage record implies that both Helen and her husband were working at the hospital, I think this 1920 census record is likely for Hellen Kinnon Reid.

1920 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Missouri, population schedule, Kansas City, Jackson County, MIssouri, ED 167, Sheet 12A Image 23 of 31, line 14, Helen Kinnon; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 23 November 2021); NARA microfilm publication T625

An article in the 11 April 1940 issue of the Kerrville Mountain Sun indicates that Dr. Reid continued to be interested in tuberculosis.

“Legion News,” Kerrville Mountain Sun (Kerrville, TX), 11 April 1940, page 9; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 24 November 2021).

Dr. Reid’s obituary indicates that he joined the Public Health Service in 1914 and served as a ‘Tuberculosis Specialist’ during World War One.

Dr. H. P. Reid, 65, Beloved Legion Doctor, Dies

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Memorial Funeral Home for Dr. Harrison Patton Reid, 65, who died at his home at Legion Saturday morning. Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday. Chaplain George Hardy of Legion, officiated at the rites here.

Dr. Reid came to Legion about 13 years ago, and has been one of the most beloved members of the staff during his residence there. He was a native of Friar’s Point, Miss., and received his pre-medical training in the Vanderbilt University in Memphis. He was graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., in 1903, and went to Rena Laura, Miss., where he established the practice of medicine.

He joined the Public Health Service in 1914, and was stationed at Fort Stanton, New Mexico. He joined the Veteran’s Administration in 1931, and was stationed at Fort Bayard, New Mexico before coming here. He served as a contract surgeon and “Tuberculosis Specialist” in the El Paso area during World War One. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and had been a member of the Masonic order for years.

Special music for the services were two solos, “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Evening Prayer,” sung by Mrs. F. C. Baker, with Mrs. J. S. Colley at the piano.

His widow, Mrs. Helen Reid, is his only survivor.

“Dr. H. P. Reid, 65, Beloved Legion Doctor, Dies,” Kerrville Mountain Sun (Kerrville, TX), 4 July 1946, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 November 2021).

The obituary for Helen Kinnan Reid confirms that Helen was a nurse working at the time of her marriage.

Mrs. H. P. Reid

Memorial services for Mrs. H. P. (Helen) Reid, 83, were held Wednesday in Kerrville Funeral Home, with Rev. Nell Weatherhogg officiating. She died Monday in Colonial Nursing Home. Her body was sent to the School of Medical Science.

She was born in Lincoln, Neb., April 29, 1894 and had lived here for 37 years. She was a Public Health Service nurse before her marriage to the late Dr. Reid and was director of nursing services at the Kerrville VA Hospital at one time.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a brother, J. W. Kinnan of Dardanelle, Ark.

“Mrs. H. P. Reid,” Kerrville Mountain Sun (Kerrville, TX), 5 January 1978, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 24 November 2021).

While our minds are on the public health battle against COVID-19 today, Helen and her husband, Dr. Harry Reid were in the midst of a public health battle against tuberculosis.

William Taylor Thompson

See William Taylor Thompson on Ancestry tree: Heartland Genealogy

William Taylor Thompson
b: 29 December 1820, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
d: 12 September 1898
+Polly Ann Evans
b: 25 July 1821, Indiana, United States
m: 30 October 1842, Warrick, Indiana, United States
d: 14 April 1896, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States

Child #1

. . . . 2-Sarah Jane Thompson
        b: 7 August 1843, Warrick, Indiana, United States
        d: 17 August 1930, Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . +Noah Washington Briles
        b: 1840, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
        m: 9 August 1866, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
        d: 14 July 1879, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Ida Angelina Briles
                b: 19 March 1868, near Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
                d: 16 April 1959, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Harry E. Myers
                m: 29 September 1884, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 19 April 1924, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Anna Bell Myers
                        b: 1 October 1885, Kansas, United States
                        d: 8 December 1977, Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Golda Myers
                        b: August 1892, Kansas, United States
                        d: 27 August 1978, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bethel Myers
                        b: 12 May 1896, Kansas, United States
                        d: 18 November 1964, Wickenburg, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jay Max Myers
                        b: 28 October 1898, Kansas, United States
                        d: 23 February 1969, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys Myers
                        b: 5 November 1901, Kansas, United States
                        d: 24 April 1946, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . +Ed C. Barr
                m: 3 March 1929, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Edward Grant Briles
                b: 18 July 1869, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 23 July 1951, St. Mary’s Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts
                b: 7 April 1868, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 19 February 1890, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 28 April 1947, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edward Osmond Briles
                        b: 21 June 1891, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 28 May 1956, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ethel Frances Briles
                        b: 2 June 1893, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 15 August 1982, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glen Briles
                        b: 6 March 1895, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                        d: 30 June 1983, Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lulu Belle Briles
                        b: 2 November 1899, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 8 October 1987, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . +J. D. Davis
        m: 10 May 1888, Coffey, Kansas, United States

Child #2

. . . . 2-John Evans Thompson
        b: about 1845, Indiana, United States
        d: 1918, Colorado, United States
. . . . +Mary Ann Doane
        b: 1850, Illinois, United States
        m: 20 February 1868, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
        d: 1911, Limon, Lincoln, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Francis Edward Thompson
                b: 20 November 1868, Cass, Iowa, United States
                d: 9 September 1940, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Mary Ann Orton
                b: 25 August 1868, Howick, Ontario, Canada
                m: 8 April 1891, Cass, Iowa, United States
                d: 24 March 1921, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harlan Oris Thompson
                        b: 1 June 1892, Massena, Cass, Iowa, United States
                        d: 7 June 1984, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ralph Orlan Thompson
                        b: 9 November 1893, Massena, Cass, Iowa,
                        d: 12 May 1986, Pacifica, San Mateo, California
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clarence Eugene Thompson
                        b: 5 December 1896, Massena Township, Cass, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith I Thompson
                        b: 22 May 1907, Montana, United States
                        d: April 1992
. . . . . . . . 3-Fred Ira Thompson
                b: 21 April 1877, Iowa, United States
                d: June 1968, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . +Jennie B. Markham
                b: 12 February 1884, Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States
                m: 14 August 1901, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States
                d: 17 December 1981, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Vernon “Vern” C Thompson
                        b: 20 March 1902, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States
                        d: 8 February 1994, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nellie M. Thompson
                        b: 1905, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States
                        d:
. . . . +Anna E Whiteaker
        b: 1858
        m: 23 November 1914, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
        d: 1943

Child #3

. . . . 2-William F. Thompson
        b: 21 April 1848, Iowa, United States
        d: 28 April 1922, Creston, Union, Iowa
. . . . +Louisa Matilda Falconer
        b: 21 February 1848
        m: 17 September 1879
        d: 15 June 1920, Corning, Adams, Iowa

Child #4

. . . . 2-Martha E. Thompson
        b: May 1850, Iowa, United States
        d: 14 July 1929, Kansas, United States
. . . . +Christopher Columbus Ingersoll
        b: April 1849, Illinois, United States
        m: 17 March 1871, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
        d: 7 March 1938
. . . . . . . . 3-William Grant Ingersoll
                b: 22 November 1875, Iowa, United States
                d: April 1954, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Ethel Ingersoll
                b: 5 August 1880, Iowa, United States
                d: February 1973
. . . . . . . . +Hart Gilchrist
                b: 26 September 1879, Eastfield Rows, Scotland, United Kingdom
                d: 10 January 1947
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dale E. Gilchrist
                        b: 14 October 1904, Kansas, United States
                        d: March 1984
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dean H Gilchrist
                        b: 20 April 1907, Sheridan, Kansas, United States
                        d: July 1965

Child #5

. . . . 2-Julia A. Thompson
        b: about 1853
        d: before 1887

Child #6

. . . . 2-Amanda Ellen Thompson
        b: 1854, Wapello, Iowa, United States
        d: 12 October 1907, South Dakota, United States
. . . . +Jasper F. Goudy
        b: about 1857, Wapello, Iowa, United States
        m: 2 September 1880, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
        d: 28 February 1927, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Arsena Goudy
                b: 1882, Wapello, Iowa, United States
                d:
. . . . . . . . 3-George Nelson Goudy
                b: 6 September 1883, Iowa, United States
                d: 6 May 1946, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . +Frieeda Trenham
                b: 30 October 1888, Forestburg, Sanborn, South Dakota
                m: 1907, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                d: 12 May 1942, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Lewis Goudy
                        b: 2 March 1909, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 20 June 1983, Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clarence Goudy
                        b: 18 November 1910, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 25 November 1969, Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Albert Goudy
                        b: 19 October 1912, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 20 January 1995, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert V Goudy
                        b: 30 December 1914, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 8 June 1984
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alice Sadie Goudy
                        b: 9 May 1917, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 22 May 2019, Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-William Merdick Goudy
                b: 8 March 1887, Cumberland, Cass, Iowa, United States
                d: 12 October 1972, Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . +Leah Marie Green
                b: 22 August 1885, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                m: 8 August 1907, Miner, South Dakota, United States
                d: 23 August 1945, Davison, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Viola Maude Goudy
                        b: 7 April 1908, Sanborn,South Dakota
                        d: 12 December 1966, Wessington Springs,South Dakota
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edmond V. Goudy
                        b: 27 October 1911, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 27 November 1989, Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wesley Lawrence Goudy
                        b: 11 October 1914, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 12 April 1997
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Esther Gertrude Goudy
                        b: 27 October 1916, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 12 March 1996, Salem, McCook, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Belle Omega Goudy
                b: 25 October 1887, Massena, Cass, Iowa, United States
                d: 16 November 1985, De Smet
. . . . . . . . +Jacob Vittetoe
                b: 1871, Iowa, United States
                m: 22 May 1909, Woonsocket, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                d: 28 February 1928
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Samuel Watt Vittitoe
                        b: 4 March 1911, Wyoming, United States
                        d: 8 March 1976, Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ellen L Vittitoe
                        b: 18 August 1920, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 19 April 1984, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Doyle Bruce Vittetoe
                        b: about 1923, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John George William Vittitoe
                        b: 6 July 1924, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 7 November 2013, Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Mabel Florence Goudy
                b: 8 September 1891, Iowa, United States
                d: 10 October 1974, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . +Carl M. Hesler
                b: 23 September 1883, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
                m: 23 October 1911, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                d: March 1971, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Floyd W. Hesler
                        b: 22 March 1912, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 16 February 1996
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Homer Glenn Hesler
                        b: 20 June 1914, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 29 April 1996, Placer, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eunice L. Hesler
                        b: 22 January 1916, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 6 March 2010, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Claire E. Hesler
                        b: about 1920
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys G Hesler
                        b: about 1923, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lottie M Hesler
                        b: about 1925, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Phyllis L Hesler
                        b: about 1927, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Arlene Hesler
                        b: 1930
                        d: 1998
. . . . . . . . 3-Anna D Goudy
                b: March 1895, Iowa, United States
                d: July 1980, Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . +Walter Hall
                m: 23 October 1911, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd L Hall
                        b: 8 September 1913, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: 1982
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Meredith C. Hall
                        b: 3 June 1918, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lucille Eleanor Hall
                        b: 16 February 1922, Artesian, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States
                        d: December 1977
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert D Hall
                        b: 7 August 1924
                        d: 11 November 1957
. . . . . . . . 3-Sadie L Goudy
                b: 10 March 1898, Edna Township, Cass, Iowa, United States
                d: 3 February 1976, Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . +Richard Black
                b: 1891
                m: 10 November 1920, Davison, South Dakota, United States
                d: 14 January 1965
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Black
                        b: 25 September 1921, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States
                        d: 9 November 1993

Child #7

. . . . 2-Arcena M. Thompson
        b: 5 June 1858, Iowa, United States
        d: 3 July 1928, Creston, Union, Iowa
. . . . +William H Harper
        b: 1858
        m: 5 December 1899, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
        d: 1950

Child #8

. . . . 2-Polly Ann Thompson
        b: 26 December 1860, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
        d: 2 September 1942, Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
. . . . +Albert D. Rickett
        b: December 1857
        m: 30 September 1880, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
        d: 25 March 1930, Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-William Andrew Rickett
                b: 29 June 1882, Iowa, United States
                d: 8 December 1964, Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . +Bertha Dell Ryerson
                b: 1886
                m: 8 November 1909, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
                d: 1940
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Marie Rickett
                        b: 7 January 1910, Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Albert Rickett
                        b: 26 October 1912, Monroe, Iowa, United States
                        d: 28 October 1928, Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Andrew Orville Rickett
                        b: 7 August 1914, Bluff Creek Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States
                        d: 4 September 1940, Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Henry Rickett
                        b: 13 December 1916, Marion, Iowa, United States
                        d: 29 October 2005, Alma, Wabaunsee, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Pauline Mildred Lucille Rickett
                        b: 10 November 1918, Union Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States
                        d: 18 May 1995, Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marion Inas Rickett
                        b: 5 January 1922, Pershing, Marion, Iowa, United States
                        d: 12 December 2004, Hemet, Riverside, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Calvin Kiowa Rickett
                        b: 16 April 1925, Pershing, Marion, Iowa, United States
                        d: 31 December 2001, West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Albert Virgil Rickett
                b: 18 May 1884, Iowa, United States
                d: 25 June 1939, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Minnie Mildred Rickett
                b: 21 September 1888, Dahlonega Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States
                d: 21 August 1968, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . +Oliver Bernice Tennis
                b: 22 January 1886, Cedar, Iowa, United States
                m: 1 January 1908, Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                d: 19 May 1954
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mildred Pauline Faye Tennis
                        b: 22 June 1909, Iowa, United States
                        d: 6 March 1952, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Samuel Albert Tennis
                        b: 23 August 1910, Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                        d: February 1986
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret Anna Tennis
                        b: 26 December 1912, Cedar, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
                        d: 3 April 1989, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herbert Oliver Tennis
                        b: 9 September 1920, Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                        d: 27 December 2008, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Amanda Ann Rickett
                b: 25 August 1890, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
                d: October 1976, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . +Oris Willard Allison
                b: 7 April 1883, Fisher, Champaign, IL
                m: 11 February 1911, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
                d: 11 March 1954, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . +Earl Francis Hamilton
                b: 1890
                d: 1967
. . . . . . . . 3-Harry Clifton Rickett
                b: 7 March 1893, Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                d: 9 March 1947, Humboldt City, Pershing, Nevada, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Ernest Eugene Rickett
                b: 19 December 1895, Iowa, United States
                d: 18 January 1947, Great Lakes, Lake, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . +Alice Mok
                b: 23 December 1905, Hubei, China
                m: 20 September 1937, Shanghai, China
                d: 26 August 2002, San Mateo, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret Rickett
                        b: 2 December 1933, Hankow, China
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernest Rickett
                        b: 12 March 1936, Hankow, China
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Pauline Rickett
                        b: 11 September 1940, Shanghai, China
. . . . . . . . 3-Edith Pauline Rickett
                b: 17 July 1901, Highland, Wapello, Iowa
                d: 24 February 1987, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . +Herbert Andrew Dickey
                b: 4 November 1894, Delta, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                m: 18 December 1920, Iowa, United States
                d: 5 January 1959, Cantril, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hershel Avery Dickey
                        b: 13 March 1922, Benton Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                        d: 24 August 1992, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mathew Wendell Dickey
                        b: 4 January 1925, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
                        d: 12 December 2019, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Royal Blaine Dickey
                        b: 7 August 1926, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States
                        d: 14 February 1999, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Zane Madison Dickey
                        b: 29 December 1929, Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
                        d: 23 November 1988, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

Child #9

. . . . 2-Clara Belle Thompson
        b: September 1863, Iowa, United States
        d: 1943
. . . . +Lewis N. Goudy
        b: October 1857, Iowa, United States
        m: 17 January 1884, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States
        d: 1938
. . . . . . . . 3-Louise K Goudy
                b: 20 July 1885, Iowa, United States
                d: 8 February 1985, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . +Marian J Ashmore
                b: 31 August 1882, Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
                m: 14 February 1907, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                d: 11 January 1956, Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie Ashmore
                        b: 6 November 1907, Juniata, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                        d: 23 April 1996, Denver, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Doris Ashmore
                        b: 11 June 1915, Juniata, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                        d: 12 February 2010, Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gene Marion Ashmore
                        b: 23 April 1925, Juniata, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                        d: 14 September 1945, Philippines
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bernice Ashmore
                        b: about 1927, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Francis Nelson Goudy
                b: 4 May 1888, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
                d: 25 September 1976, Orange, California, United States
. . . . . . . . +Estella Mae Shreve
                b: 15 October 1887, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                d: 9 March 1974, San Diego, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dale Nelson Goudy
                        b: 7 January 1912, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                        d: 8 January 1999, Burbank Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys Goudy
                        b: 10 August 1913, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                        d: 27 July 2002, Escondido, San Diego, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frances Jean Goudy
                        b: 25 December 1927, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States
                        d: 31 October 2014, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jeanette Ruth Goudy
                        b: 25 December 1927, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
                        d: 12 August 2006, Santa Monica, Orange, California, United States

Descendants of Alexander Briles

Alexander Briles        
b: 14 Mar 1817, North Carolina, United States  
d: 14 Jan 1900, Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States          
+Sarah Rush  
b: 1816, North Carolina, United States  
m: 2 Aug 1836, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
d: 2 Sep 1872, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
. . . . 2-Silas Clark Briles         
        b: 18 Apr 1838, Randolph, North Carolina, United States   
        d: 21 Mar 1862, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . 2-Noah Washington Briles          
        b: 1840, Randolph, North Carolina, United States  
        d: 14 Jul 1879, Coffey, Kansas, United States        
. . . . +Sarah Jane Thompson  
        b: 7 Aug 1843, Warrick, Indiana, United States      
        m: 9 Aug 1866, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States     
        d: 17 Aug 1930, Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States  
. . . . . . . . 3-Ida Angelina Briles          
                b: 19 Mar 1868, near Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
                d: 16 Apr 1959, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . . . . . +Harry E. Myers     
                m: 29 Sep 1884, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 19 Apr 1924, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Anna Bell Myers       
                        b: 1 Oct 1885, Kansas, United States      
                        d: 8 Dec 1977, Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Golda Myers 
                        b: Aug 1892, Kansas, United States        
                        d: 27 Aug 1978, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bethel Myers
                        b: May 1896, Kansas, United States        
                        d: 18 Nov 1964, Wickenburg, Maricopa, Arizona, United States  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jay Max Myers         
                        b: 28 Oct 1898, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 23 Feb 1969, Los Angeles, California, United States    
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys Myers
                        b: 5 Nov 1901, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 24 Apr 1946, Los Angeles, California, United States    
. . . . . . . . +Ed C. Barr
                m: 3 Mar 1929, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Edward Grant Briles       
                b: 18 Jul 1869, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
                d: 23 Jul 1951, St. Mary’s Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States       
. . . . . . . . +Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts 
                b: 7 Apr 1868, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 19 Feb 1890, Woodson, Kansas, United States       
                d: 28 Apr 1947, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edward Osmond Briles        
                        b: 21 Jun 1891, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 28 May 1956, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ethel Frances Briles  
                        b: 2 Jun 1893, Coffey, Kansas, United States       
                        d: 15 Aug 1982, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glen Briles    
                        b: 6 Mar 1895, Woodson, Kansas, United States  
                        d: 30 Jun 1983, Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lulu Belle Briles       
                        b: 2 Nov 1899, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 8 Oct 1987, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States      
. . . . 2-Sarah Sadie Briles       
        b: Dec 1841, Randolph, North Carolina, United States        
        d: 1923, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . +Thomas Ruggles
        b: 14 Jan 1841      
        m: 3 Mar 1864, Coffey, Kansas, United States       
        d: 22 Apr 1877     
. . . . . . . . 3-Ida Ruggles          
                b: 1865         
                d: 1959         
. . . . . . . . +Charles A. Brutschen        
                b: 7 May 1865          
                m: 5 Nov 1887, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 16 Apr 1942         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lura A. Brutchen     
                        b: 11 Sep 1888, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 1 Feb 1975, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
. . . . . . . . 3-Anna Ruggles       
                b: 24 May 1866, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 8 Feb 1955, Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . . . . +Oscar Odell
                b: 4 May 1866, Illinois, United States
                m: 5 Oct 1892, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
                d: 17 Mar 1941, Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States        
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edna L Odell 
                        b: 4 Apr 1895, Kansas, United States      
                        d: 14 Sep 1979, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florence E Odell       
                        b: 5 Jun 1898, Kansas, United States       
                        d: 8 Aug 1958, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States     
. . . . . . . . 3-Dora Belle Ruggles
                b: 22 Feb 1869, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 26 Mar 1944, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States    
. . . . . . . . +James M. Warden 
                b: 24 Oct 1861, Pleasanton, Linn, Kansas, United States         
                m: 24 Oct 1890, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 1939         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Elijah Warden
                        b: 24 Oct 1894, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 2 Nov 1988, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States        
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jennie Mae Warden  
                        b: 20 Aug 1891, Coffey County, Kansas, USA    
                        d: 29 Jan 1978, Ventura County, California, USA
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Willis Waite Pat Warden      
                        b: 10 Feb 1899, Linn County, Kansas, United States of America  
                        d: 15 Jun 1966, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States of America 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd Emmit Warden
                        b: 26 Mar 1903, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States   
                        d: 4 Jan 1954, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Charles Lester Ruggles    
                b: 30 Jun 1872          
                d: 1941         
. . . . . . . . 3-Tom Henry Ruggles         
                b: 22 Apr 1876, Putnam, Missouri, United States        
                d: 22 Jun 1912, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . +David Stanton   
        m: 1876   
. . . . . . . . 3-Warren Arthur Stanton   
                b: Mar 1883, Kansas, United States    
. . . . . . . . +Minnie _____        
. . . . . . . . 3-Frank B Stanton   
                b: Oct 1877, Kansas, United States    
                d: 1912         
. . . . . . . . 3-James Timothy Stanton   
                b: Feb 1880  
                d: 1916         
. . . . . . . . 3-David Stanton      
                b: abt 1883, Kansas, United States     
. . . . 2-John F. Briles  
        b: 17 Dec 1843, Randolph, North Carolina, United States   
        d: 13 Aug 1913, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . +Mary Ann Ruggles       
        b: 27 Oct 1846     
        m: 13 Nov 1864, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
        d: 17 Aug 1935, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . . . . . 3-Effie J. Briles       
                b: abt 1865   
                d: 1942         
. . . . . . . . +John L. Flake        
                b: 1859         
                m: 18 Jun 1905, Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
                d: 28 Jul 1918
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-August Flake 
                        b: 15 Aug 1908, Coffey, Kansas, United States   
                        d: 19 Oct 1991, Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . . . . . 3-Olive Sarah Briles
                b: 5 Sep 1867
                d: 20 May 1945        
. . . . . . . . +James Elbert “Bert” Allen
                b: 26 Aug 1875         
                m: 24 Dec 1905, Coffey, Kansas, United States          
                d: 1975         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Everett Allen
                        b: 1908 
                        d: 1918 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elbert Allen  
                        b: 28 Oct 1910  
                        d: 30 Nov 2010, Redmond, King, Washington, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Allen     
                        b: abt 1913, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . 3-Alice E. Briles      
                b: 1870         
                d: 1947         
. . . . . . . . +William L. Angel   
                b: 10 Mar 1851         
                m: 15 Oct 1911, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 12 Oct 1918, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +David Sellers         
                b: abt 1866, of Leroy, Coffey, Ks       
                m: 7 Oct 1929, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States       
                d:      
. . . . . . . . 3-William Briles      
                b: abt 1873, Missouri, United States   
. . . . . . . . 3-Elisha M. Briles    
                b: 1875         
                d: 31 Jul 1907, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
. . . . . . . . 3-Elizabeth Briles    
                b: 25 Mar 1877, Kansas, United States
                d: 15 Dec 1966         
. . . . . . . . +Charles B. Cooke  
                b: abt 1881   
                m: 22 Feb 1922, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Alexander George Briles  
                b: 22 Jun 1880, Kansas, United States
                d: 18 Oct 1925, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Lena Leota Axtell  
                b: 4 Sep 1878, Galva, McPherson, Kansas, United States        
                m: 12 Nov 1922, Beaumont, Butler, Kansas, United States      
                d: 17 Jan 1956, Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . +Zulu P Richards    
                b: 1888         
                m: 30 Dec 1906, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
                d: 1920         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bertha Briles
                        b: 27 Jun 1911, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 7 May 1949, Seattle, King, Washington, United States 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrl Briles   
                        b: 14 Jul 1913, Ralston, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States
                        d: 24 Dec 2008, Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States        
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Pearl Briles   
                        b: 14 Jul 1913, Kansas, United States      
                        d: 13 May 2000 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Elizabeth Briles
                        b: 15 Dec 1915, Tyrone, Texas, Oklahoma, United States
                        d: 11 Apr 1989  
. . . . . . . . 3-Noah John Briles  
                b: 19 Sep 1883, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 19 Nov 1953, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Lois Leona James  
                b: 23 May 1892        
                m: 28 Oct 1911, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                d: 8 Oct 1943, Coffey, Kansas, United States  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Maybelle Briles         
                        b: 7 Sep 1913, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 23 May 2001, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Roy E. Briles 
                        b: 16 Jan 1915, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 16 Jan 1915, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Franklin Briles 
                        b: 4 Dec 1916, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 16 Dec 2004, Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Max Marvin Briles   
                        b: 31 Jul 1918   
                        d: 17 Jul 1985, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Betty Briles   
                        b: 9 May 1922   
                        d: 1 Jul 2010, Missouri, United States     
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Virginia Briles          
                        b: 24 Oct 1925  
. . . . . . . . 3-Lester Charles Briles       
                b: 22 Jul 1886, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
                d: 15 Aug 1917, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Clara Ruth White  
                b: abt 1894   
                m: 27 Jun 1917         
. . . . 2-Louise Jane Briles       
        b: 1846, Randolph, North Carolina, United States  
        d: 1926, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . +Japhet Mentzer
        b: 23 Aug 1824, Licking, Ohio, United States        
        m: 21 Oct 1866, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
        d: 11 Feb 1917     
. . . . . . . . 3-Eva Mentzer        
                b: 1869         
                d: 1874         
. . . . . . . . 3-William Alexander Mentzer         
                b: 25 Nov 1870, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 17 Aug 1927, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Rosa Emma Metzger         
                b: 28 Mar 1890, Gridley, Coffey, Kansas, United States          
                m: 29 Nov 1909, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
                d: 16 Jan 1933, Gridley, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Jay Mentzer         
                b: 19 Aug 1878         
                d: 26 Jun 1949          
. . . . . . . . +Bertha E. Hills       
                b: 21 Nov 1887         
                m: 30 Oct 1907, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                d: 13 Jun 1974          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Retha Mentzer          
                        b: abt 1908, Coffey, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jay Debs Mentzer     
                        b: abt 1911, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . 3-John Mentzer       
                b: 8 Jan 1881, Coffey, Kansas, United States  
                d: 30 Oct 1949, Lakeside Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States        
. . . . . . . . +Abbie J. Keever    
                b: abt 1890   
                m: 19 Nov 1907, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Julia Agnes Mentzer 
                        b: 19 Jun 1908, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 11 Feb 1999  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys M. Mentzer   
                        b: 3 Dec 1912, Kansas, United States      
                        d: 17 Dec 2011, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States
. . . . 2-Robert Alexander Briles          
        b: 10 May 1849, Randolph, North Carolina, United States  
        d: 1 Jun 1918       
. . . . +Catharine Suttle
        b: abt 1852
        m: 25 May 1872, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
. . . . +Julia Stockton   
        m: 18 Feb 1877, Dade, Missouri, United States      
        d: Sep 1889          
. . . . . . . . 3-Rosa Rachel Briles
                b: 15 Dec 1877, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States  
                d: 19 May 1911, Crandall, Coffey, Kansas     
. . . . . . . . +Jessie Amus Roser
                b: 1865, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States       
                m: 16 Feb 1898, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                d: 23 Sep 1906, Linn, Kansas, United States   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elsie N. Roser
                        b: 18 Jan 1899   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nellie Roxanna Roser
                        b: 30 Apr 1901  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ivel A. Roser 
                        b: 10 Nov 1902 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilber B. Roser        
                        b: 11 Nov 1904 
                        d: 30 Dec 1982, Riverside, California, United States        
. . . . . . . . 3-Nancy Louise Briles         
                b: 21 Jul 1879, Missouri, United States
                d: 26 Jun 1972          
. . . . . . . . +Emry French         
                m:     
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mabel French
                        b: 1909, Kansas 
                        d:          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilda Elizabeth French        
                        b: 5 Nov 1908, Kansas, United States     
                        d: Sep 1992       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Vivian Elota French  
                        b: 13 Dec 1906, Pawnee, Geary, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 6 Sep 1966, Los Angeles, California, United States      
. . . . . . . . 3-_____ Briles         
                b: 15 Feb 1881          
                d: aft 15 Feb 1881     
. . . . . . . . 3-William Alexander Briles 
                b: 15 Feb 1881, Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
                d: 19 Jan 1955, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States 
. . . . . . . . +Madonna Sutton    
                b: abt 1882   
                m: 26 Oct 1904, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 5 Jul 1935 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frieda Briles 
                        b: 1907, Kansas 
                        d: 5 Jul 1935     
. . . . . . . . 3-Albert Wilson Briles        
                b: 19 Jun 1884, Kansas, United States
                d: 14 May 1963, Washngton  
. . . . . . . . +Flossie Omega Dunnington
                b: 6 Jan 1889
                m: 28 Jun 1908         
                d: 9 Dec 1968, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States     
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Alexander Briles        
                        b: 22 May 1909, Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States      
                        d: 29 Apr 1974, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wayne Albert Briles 
                        b: 20 Jan 1912, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States         
                        d: 25 Aug 1997, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States 
. . . . . . . . 3-Lota Roxanna Briles        
                b: 7 Sep 1886, Dade, Missouri, United States 
                d: 1923, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States   
. . . . . . . . +Joseph Emanuel Newcomer          
                b: 1885, Midway, Ohio         
                m: 1906        
                d: 1963         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lola Beth Newcomer
                        b: 1923 
                        d: 1923 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilma Newcomer     
                        b: 20 Jan 1908, Gridley, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 22 Jul 1992, Sonoma, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Joe Woodrow Newcomer Jr  
                        b: 29 Mar 1913, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States        
                        d: 4 Aug 1996   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Fred Newcomer        
                        b: 23 Jun 1917, Colorado, United States  
                        d: Mar 1976      
. . . . +Ida M. Miksch  
        b: Apr 1873, Colorado, United States        
        m: 1 Jan 1892, Franktown, Douglas, Colorado, United States          
        d: 1952, Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
. . . . . . . . 3-Mary Elizabeth Briles      
                b: 10 Nov 1892, Colorado, United States        
                d: Jan 1984   
. . . . . . . . +Holly Winn
                b: 5 Feb 1882, Allerton, Wayne, Iowa, United States  
                m: 31 Oct 1911         
                d: 8 Dec 1914, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ila Lorraine Winn     
                        b: 11 Jan 1913, Denver, Colorado, United States 
                        d: 22 May 2001, Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, USA        
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thelma Winn
                        b: 17 May 1914, Colorado, United States
                        d: 7 Jul 1999     
. . . . . . . . +Sherman Logsdon 
                b: 2 Jul 1890 
                m: 2 Jun 1917, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States         
                d: 29 Nov 1918         
. . . . . . . . +William Irving Smith         
                m: 10 Nov 1919, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States      
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Smith
                        b: abt 1921, Colorado, United States       
. . . . . . . . +Ivel Amos Roser    
                m: 4 Jun 1941, Navajo, Arizona         
. . . . . . . . 3-Felix Randolph Briles      
                b: 9 Mar 1894, Colorado, United States          
                d: 23 Jan 1978          
. . . . . . . . +Lena White
                b: 1893         
                m: 7 Apr 1918, Woodson, Kansas, United States        
                d: 1992         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilbur Felix Briles   
                        b: 13 Sep 1919, Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States        
                        d: 12 Aug 1975, Mono, California, United States 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilma Briles 
                        b: abt 1922, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marjorie Briles         
                        b: abt 1933, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . 3-Orretta May Briles
                b: 20 Oct 1895, Kansas, United States
                d: Dec 1980  
. . . . . . . . +Leonard Turner    
                m: 27 Mar 1919, Woodson, Kansas, United States      
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glenn E Turner        
                        b: 1922, Kansas 
                        d:          
. . . . . . . . 3-Robert Amos Briles          
                b: 23 Jul 1897, Crandall, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 21 Jul 1977, Nampa, Canyon City, Idaho    
. . . . . . . . +Myrtle Young        
                b: 22 Aug 1916, Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States    
                m: 20 Jun 1936, Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States
                d: 18 Feb 2005          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Yvone Briles 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marion Y Briles        
                        b: 1938, Texas, United States     
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy Briles          
                        b: 9 Apr 1939, Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States      
                        d: 8 Nov 1987   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Opal Maxine Briles   
                        b: 25 Sep 1943, Potter, Texas, United States        
. . . . . . . . +Flora I _____         
                m:     
. . . . . . . . 3-Pearl Fay Briles   
                b: 30 May 1899, Kansas, United States
                d: Aug 1980 
. . . . . . . . +Robert Williams    
                b: 1899         
                m: 5 Aug 1921, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 1976         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ida M Williams         
                        b: 21 May 1923, Denver, Colorado, United States
                        d: 8 Mar 2015, Colorado, United States   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Betty R Williams       
                        b: abt 1927, Colorado, United States       
. . . . . . . . 3-Ivan Marcellus Briles       
                b: 30 Apr 1902         
                d: 7 Jun 1989, Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . +Josephine Kienlen 
                b: 21 Feb 1913          
                m: 22 Feb 1931         
                d: 18 Dec 2001         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Maurice Ivan Briles  
                        b: 1932 
                        d: 1959 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harold Lee Briles     
                        b: 26 Sep 1933, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 23 Oct 2005  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Barbara P Briles       
                        b: abt 1938, Colorado, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Private Briles
. . . . . . . . 3-Theodore Rosevelt Briles 
                b: 21 Mar 1904         
                d: 15 Apr 1994, Liberal, Barton, Missouri, United States         
. . . . . . . . +Carlyn E. Thornton          
                b: 1904         
                m: 27 Jun 1931         
                d: 1960         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Birdie Briles  
                        b: abt 1934, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Viola Briles   
                        b: abt 1936, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . +Dorothy Whetzell  
                m: 7 Jul 1968
. . . . . . . . 3-Erma Eva Briles   
                b: 10 Mar 1906, Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 22 Jul 2000, Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States      
. . . . . . . . +Henry Erickson     
                m: 7 Aug 1932, Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Henry Erickson Jr    
                        b: abt 1934, Colorado, United States       
. . . . . . . . 3-Orean Sarah Briles          
                b: 17 Jul 1908
                d: 2 Feb 2005, Oklahoma, United States         
. . . . . . . . +Richard Adams     
                b: 14 Jul 1909, Homewood, Kansas   
                m: 31 Mar 1929, Kansas, United States          
                d: 25 Oct 1999          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert Adams
                        b: 1930, Kansas, United States   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Max Adams  
                        b: abt 1932, Kansas, United States          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret Adams      
                        b: 1934, Kansas, United States   
. . . . . . . . 3-Viola Briles          
                b: 1 Sep 1910
                d: 1 Jul 1988, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States   
. . . . . . . . +John J “Jack” Shea
                m: 31 Dec 1936, Jackson, Missouri, United States      
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John J Shea   
                        b: abt 1939, Missouri, United States       
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James F Shea
. . . . . . . . 3-Ada Briles
                b: 15 Jun 1912          
                d: 18 Jan 2012, Whitehouse Forks, Baldwin, Alabama, United States   
. . . . . . . . 3-Lorin Orville Briles          
                b: 17 Feb 1915          
                d: 22 Aug 1984         
. . . . . . . . +Keitha Louise “Pat” Obrien         
                b: 29 Sep 1920          
                m: 20 Nov 1946        
                d: 10 Apr 2000         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lorin Paul Briles      
                        b: 1947 
                        d: 2013 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Danny Lee Briles      
                        b: 1951 
                        d: 2020 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert Felix Briles    
                        b: 1954 
                        d: 2015 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Kathleen Rae Briles  
                        b: 1955 
                        d: 2013 
. . . . . . . . +Thelma Klecker    
                m: 12 Jun 1938, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States    
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-dl06 Briles     
. . . . 2-Harrison W. Briles      
        b: 8 Mar 1852, Randolph, North Carolina, United States     
        d: 1929, Stafford, Stafford, Kansas, United States  
. . . . +Susan Hall        
        b: 22 Feb 1857, Keokuk, Iowa, United States         
        m: 1876   
        d: 1931, Stafford, Stafford, Kansas, United States  
. . . . . . . . 3-Charles Briles      
                b: abt 1878, Kansas, United States     
                d: bef 1885, Coffey County, Kansas, USA      
. . . . . . . . 3-Warren Briles      
                b: 1880         
                d: 1883         
. . . . . . . . 3-Tressie Briles       
                b: 1886         
                d: 26 Oct 1890, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Earnest Austin Briles       
                b: 30 Jul 1892, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
                d: 18 May 1975, Stafford, Stafford, Kansas, United States       
. . . . . . . . +Ada Cole   
                b: 12 Jun 1895          
                m: 22 May 1915, Jackson, Missouri, United States      
                d: 12 Feb 1958          
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernestine Briles        
                        b: 10 Sep 1916  
                        d: 11 Feb 2002  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jeanne Daris Briles   
                        b: 21 Aug 1918 
                        d: 10 Oct 1996  
. . . . . . . . 3-Owen Emmit Briles          
                b: 12 Oct 1898, Kansas, United States
                d: 25 Oct 1972, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Helen Irene Wood 
                m: 5 Nov 1925, Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States        
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Owen E. Briles          
                        b: 9 Aug 1928, Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States  
                        d: 3 Nov 2003, Eagle Point, Jackson, Oregon, United States         
. . . . 2-Zebadee Rush Briles    
        b: 22 Apr 1855, Randolph, North Carolina, United States   
        d: 12 Oct 1940, Coffey, Kansas, United States       
. . . . +Lutitia Terrell   
        b: 9 Jan 1858, Bellefontaine, Logan, Ohio, United States    
        m: 5 Dec 1877, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States  
        d: 23 Jan 1889, Crandall, Coffey, Kansas   
. . . . . . . . 3-Fred Franklin Briles        
                b: Apr 1881, Kansas, United States    
                d: 1944         
. . . . . . . . +Maggie M. Allen    
                b: 11 Feb 1878          
                m: 3 Jan 1904, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
                d: 15 Nov 1967         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frances Briles
                        b: 14 Feb 1909, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 22 Apr 1998  
. . . . . . . . 3-Jasper A. Briles    
                b: 31 Aug 1884, Kansas, United States
                d: 8 Aug 1893, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
. . . . . . . . 3-Walter Wesley Briles       
                b: 2 Mar 1887
                d: May 1972, Springfield, Baca, Colorado, United States        
. . . . . . . . +Jenie Lowe
                b: 18 Jan 1893, Kansas, United States
                m: 18 Aug 1912, Coffey, Kansas, United States          
                d: Mar 1974, Pritchett, Baca, Colorado, United States 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Leuttia Briles  
                        b: 3 Jul 1914, Santa Fe, Kansas  
                        d: 16 Dec 2002  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Beulah Bertha Briles 
                        b: 3 Sep 1917, Springfield, Baca, Colorado, United States
                        d: 27 May 2007 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Franklin Thomas Briles        
                        b: 29 Apr 1921, Colorado, United States 
                        d: 30 Aug 1997 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer Briles  
                        b: abt 1934, Colorado, United States       
. . . . . . . . 3-Clara B. Briles     
                b: 2 Mar 1879, Coffey, Kansas, United States 
                d: 10 Mar 1879         
. . . . +Mary Vandevere          
        m: 29 Sep 1921    
. . . . 2-Nancy Briles    
        b: 21 Jul 1856, Randolph, North Carolina, United States     
        d: 24 Nov 1933, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . +Capt. James J. Allen     
        b: 22 May 1843, Ohio, Kentucky, United States     
        m: 1 Jun 1874, Coffey, Kansas, United States        
        d: 1 Jan 1931, Coffey, Kansas, United States         
. . . . . . . . 3-Dora Allen
                b: 11 Aug 1876         
                d: 22 Apr 1882         
. . . . . . . . 3-Sarah Allen          
                b: 25 Dec 1878         
                d: 27 Apr 1882         
. . . . . . . . 3-Mintie Allen         
                b: 17 Aug 1881         
                d: 9 May 1882          
. . . . . . . . 3-Jennie M. Allen    
                b: 19 Mar 1883, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 22 Jun 1968, Pawnee Rock, Barton, Kansas, United States  
. . . . . . . . +John Brandy         
                b: Nov 1870, Wayne, Iowa, United States      
                m: 24 Feb 1909, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 1954, Pawnee Rock, Barton, Kansas, United States 
. . . . . . . . 3-Althea B. Allen     
                b: 9 Apr 1885, Kansas, United States 
                d: 8 Jan 1981, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States 
. . . . . . . . +Felix Grimes          
                b: 8 Aug 1873, Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, United States
                m: 5 Jan 1904, Woodson, Kansas, United States         
                d: 12 Dec 1959, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-William A. Allen   
                b: 26 Mar 1888         
                d: 10 Feb 1939          
. . . . . . . . 3-Lura A. Allen       
                b: 6 Feb 1891, Kansas, United States 
                d: 17 Nov 1983, Santa Barbara, California, United States        
. . . . . . . . +Ernest Hooker       
                b: 1886         
                m:     
                d: 1943         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jesse Norman Hooker
                        b: 16 Mar 1914, Gridley, Coffey, Kansas, United States   
                        d: 15 May 2013 
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Kenneth Allen Hooker          
                        b: 18 Jan 1916   
                        d: 11 Oct 2008  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Forrestine Claudine “Frosty” Hooker          
                        b: 20 Jul 1918, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 17 Sep 2007  
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cletis C Hooker        
                        b: 11 Jun 1924, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 1 May 2008, Greenwell Springs, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana   
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Barbee I Hooker       
                        b: abt 1930, Wichita, Kansas, United States        
. . . . . . . . 3-Cora F. Allen       
                b: 23 Jun 1894, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 1 Feb 1969, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States 
. . . . . . . . +Walter Smith         
                b: 24 May 1891, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
                m: 26 Feb 1914, Crandall, Coffey, Kansas, United States        
                d: 10 May 1968, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lawrence A Smith    
                        b: 11 Apr 1915, Kansas, United States    
                        d: 9 Feb 1944    
. . . . 2-Benjamin R. Briles      
        b: 21 May 1860, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
        d: 26 May 1914, Coffey, Kansas, United States      
. . . . +Martha Morrow
        b: 18 Jan 1865, Crotty      
        m: 7 Mar 1884, Coffey, Kansas, United States       
        d: 29 Jul 1939, Coffey, Kansas, United States        
. . . . . . . . 3-Daisy Briles          
                b: 1889, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 1889, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Nellie Briles          
                b: 27 Feb 1891, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 1 Feb 1960, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States  
. . . . . . . . +Frank Hooker       
                b: 21 Sep 1884          
                m: 12 Feb 1911, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 26 Aug 1959, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Alvin Hooker 
                        b: 28 Aug 1912, Coffey, Kansas, United States   
                        d: 20 Apr 1992, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States    
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mamie J Hooker       
                        b: 1915, Kansas, United States   
                        d: 30 Mar 1924, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hilda M Hooker       
                        b: 6 Aug 1918, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 23 Apr 1976  
. . . . . . . . +Guy Finch  
                b: 16 Sep 1882          
                m: 17 Feb 1927, Halls Summit
                d: 26 Dec 1969         
. . . . . . . . 3-Eva Briles
                b: 1894, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 1901, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-William McKinley Briles  
                b: 4 Mar 1897, Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, United States  
                d: 29 Jun 1984          
. . . . . . . . +Monna Emma Fitch           
                m: 30 Jan 1916, Woodson, Kansas, United States       
                d: 12 Dec 1969         
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ben Richard Briles   
                        b: 6 Nov 1917, Coffey, Kansas, United States     
                        d: 27 Jun 2008, Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, United States          
. . . . . . . . +Nellie Gunther       
                m: 6 Aug 1971, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States     
. . . . . . . . 3-Etta Esther Briles 
                b: Mar 1899, Coffey, Kansas, United States    
                d: 1901, Coffey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Clara Ella Briles  
                b: 21 Jul 1902
                d: 1937         
+Elizabeth Ellsworth 
m: 30 May 1875, Coffey, Kansas, United States

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No Man’s Land

Have you seen the movie, Far and Away starring Tom Cruise? Or, have you seen the 1960 movie, Cimarron starring Glenn Ford? Both of these movies include the Oklahoma Land Run in their plot.

When I think of early Oklahoma land owners, I automatically think of the land runs. The first Oklahoma land run occurred in April 1889. Other land runs were in 1891, 1892, 1893 and 1895. When I think about a cousin being a land owner in early Oklahoma, I think about him acquiring that land thru a land run.

While researching descendants of my 3rd great grandfather, Alexander Briles, who settled in Coffey county, Kansas, I discovered that Alexander’s grandson, Alexander George Briles owned land in Texas county, Oklahoma. Texas County was not included in the areas of Oklahoma settled during the land runs. Since Texas county is located in the Oklahoma panhandle, it was referred to as ‘No Man’s Land‘ during the time the rest of the state was opened for settlement. This area of Oklahoma was settled by squatters and later by those who purchased the land at a public land sale.

And even though they didn’t settle in Oklahoma until the early 1900s, my Briles cousins were original land owners.

The Bureau of Land Management site shows four BRILES entries in Texas County, Oklahoma

  • Briles, Alex G. – filed for the SW 1/4 Section 22 in Township 4N of Range 19 East in June 1911
  • Briles, Elisha M – filed for Lot/Trct 1 and 2 along with the S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 4 in Township 3 North of Range 19 East in March 1909
  • Briles, James M. filed for the SE 1/4 of Section 15 in Township 3 North of range 19 East in April 1914
  • Briles, Lon H. filed for the N1/2 NW 1/4 of section 11 and the N 1/2 NE 1/4 of section 11 in Township 3 North of Range 19 East in August 1913

Apparently, Elisha M. Briles started the process to obtain his land prior to his death in 1907. The land patent attributed to him indicates that full payment for the land was made by the said ‘Heirs of Elisha M. Briles’. Those heirs were identified in a legal notice published in a 1934 issue of The Panhandle Herald.

Elisha’s brother, Alex G. Briles filed the paper work to consumate his claim in 1911.

Elisha and Alex were double-cousins to James and Lon. The grandmother of Elisha and Alex was Sarah Rush, sister to Dorcus Rush, grandmother of James and Lon Briles. On the Briles side of their tree, Elisha and Alex were grandsons of Alexander Briles. Alexander Briles was the uncle to Branson Briles, grandfather of James and Lon Briles.

When Alexander, Sarah and their children migrated from North Carolina to Kansas to settle in Coffey County, Alexander’s nephew Branson also made the move with his wife Dorcas and their family. Branson and Dorcas settled in Wilson county, Kansas.

Even though James and Lon did not grow up in the same neighborhood as Alex and Elisha, they apparently followed their cousins to Oklahoma settling in the same county.

In 1913, Lon Briles completed the paperwork for his patent.

In 1914, James M. Briles received a patent for his land.

A check of the map of First Landowners shows the Briles land in Texas County.

Even though Alexander Briles’ descendants did not remain in Texas county, Oklahoma, descendants of Branson Briles did stay in the area.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1)  Do you know how many days you have lived?  How many hours?  How many minutes?  How many seconds?  


2)  For this challenge – do some calculating.  Figure out how many days you’ve lived, how many hours, how many minutes, how many seconds (you can round off to account for the time you were born on your birth date – do you know it?).   Tell us your birth date, birth time (if you know it), and then calculate your time alive up until your birth time today.


NOTE:  If math befuddles you, use the Age Calculator at 
http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~spon/picu/calc/agecalc.htm

3)  What does all of this mean to you?  Think about that marvelous “machine” inside your chest beating in rhythm.  Share your thoughts!  

First off, I cheated and used the web site.

Based on the dates, I am

  • 69 years 5 months 2 days
  • or 833 months 2 days
  • or 3622 weeks 3 days
  • or 25,357 days
  • or 608,568 hours
  • or 36,514,080 minutes
  • or 2,190,844,800 seconds

Since I know that I was born at 7:05 a.m., I can add 12 hours to those totals.

  • 69 years 5 months 2 days and 12 hours
  • or 833 months 2 days and 12 hours
  • or 3622 weeks 3 days and 12 hours
  • or 25,357 days and 12 hours
  • or 608,580 hours
  • or 36,514,800 minutes
  • or 2,190,888,000 seconds

With a normal heart rate somewhere between 60 and 100 beats per minute, that means my heart has beat over 2 billion times during my life.

According to several life expectancy tables, a female of my age is project to live until age 87. Since both of my grandmothers reached that age and my mother is still living at 91, I would say that such a projection is likely.

How about you? How old are you?