Sunday, June 22, 2008

Henthorne, Ione Sigourney (Jordan)

Ione Sigourney Jordan

Problem: Is the first name Ione or Ona?

HENTHORNE - On Sunday morning, April 10, 1882, at 3 o'clock, of typhoid fever, Ona S., wife of John W. Henthorne, in the 21st year of her age.

Mrs. Henthorne leaves behind her a husband and sweet little babe, together with a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their irreparable loss. Mrs. Henthorne had lived amidst the people among whom she died for several years and was beloved and highly respected by all who knew her. We have been acquainted with the deceased since her residence here, and can say in truth that she was one of the most amiable, accomplished and intelligent ladies with whom we have ever met. "Tis sad, very sad, to see the heart-stricken husband and friends gather around the bed of a dying wife and friend and imprint the last fond kiss upon her cold, pale cheek. "Tis more and to lie down and die in spring time when the birds are warbling forth their richest notes, and the flowers of April are sending upon zephyr wings their sweetest fragrance. Her remains were followed to their last resting place by an unusually large procession of sympathizing relatives and friends.

The dear little babe is only about three months old and never knew a mother's care, but
Kind friends will check the little one's tears,
And help her brave the storm,
Strong arms will guard her tender years
And sheild her from all harm.
Sleep sweetly mother, 'till we meet again
Beyond the other shore;
Sad hearts will all be happy then,
We'll meet to part no more.

Tags: , Henthorne

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Conger, Benjamin Cortis


Benjamin Cortis Conger was born at Wilkesville, PA. March 17, 1839. He passed away at his home in this city at 4am December 25, 1928. His age was eighty-eight years, ten months and twenty-three days. He was a son of Calvin Conger and Aranda Horton Conger.

While a small boy, he moved with the family to Wyanet, IL., where he grew to manhood. He was married, at Marshalltown, IA., to Miss Altana Hand in 1861. They resided at Wyanet for a few years, then moved to Marshalltown. Some years later, they moved to Jefferson county, Nebraska, where they remained for forty-two years. Most of that time they lived on a farm. The last ten years of that period were spent in Harbine. Ten years ago, they moved to Beatrice and this city has been their home continuously since that time.

He served as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil war, enlisting in 1863 at Wyanet. He had the unusual experience of serving as a guard over the body of Abraham Lincoln when it lay in state at Springfield. He also accompanied the body to its last resting place.

He leaves his aged wife, Mrs. Altana Conger; four children, Mrs. Sarah Sisler of Fairbury, Mrs. Emma Oakes of Beatrice, Mrs. T. C. Rand of Beatrice, and Elmer Conger of Edgar, Nebraska; four brothers and sisters, Mrs. Susan and Will Conger of Princeton, IL., Washington Conger of Marshalltown, IA., and Mrs. Mattie Sharp of Waterloo, IA.; nine grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Mr. Conger was a life long member of the United Brethren church. He was a good Christian man. He was a kind and loving husband and father, always thoughtful of the welfare of his wife and children. He was especially patient during his long period of illness.
Mr. Conger was a hard working man. He shared the experiences that were common among the pioneers a half century ago. Many friends living in the communities where he was best known, join sympathetically in the sorrow caused by his death. His last illness covered a period of about seven weeks.

The funeral service was held at the home, Thursday afternoon, December 27. Rev. C. O. Stuckenbruck had charge of the service. He was assisted by Rev. C. W. Olewine. Music was furnished by Mrs. H. Baker and Mrs. M. S. Calvin. Interment was in Evergreen Home cemetery.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Plumley, James Lawrence

James Lawrence Plumley

EDUCATION: James Plumley graduated from the public schools and Central High of Washington, DC. In 1933, he graduated from the University of Maryland. In 1936, he graduated from Sewannee (Tenn.) Episcopal Seminary.

OCCUPATION: He held pastorates in Freeport and Houston, Texas; In 1942, he was serving as Rector of St. Mary's Church in Houston, TX.

MILITARY: He held the rank of Captain in the Texas State Guard.

OBITUARY: The Vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church - Shreveport, Louisiana - Memorial to James Lawrence Plumley - July 19, 1910 - April 26, 1972

James Lawrence Plumley was born in the City of Washington on July 10, 1910, the son of Walter Preston Plumley and his wife, Nellie Garfield Plumley. He died in Shreveport on April 26, 1972, after a distinguished career covering 35 years as a minister of Christ's Church, the last twenty years as the beloved rector of this Parish.

This expression of the Vestry of St. Mark's Church records our sense of loss upon the death of our minister and friend and, as a part of our archives, will be a permanent memorial of the life, the accomplishments, the character, and the warm personal qualities of this notable man.

Dr. Plumley spent his early life, and received his schooling, in Washington. He attended the University of Maryland, where he was active in athletics and other college activities, from which he was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his theological education at the University of the South, Sewanee, from which he held a Bachelor of Divinity degree. Later, the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

He was ordained to the priesthood in 1937, and from then to the time of his death was a devoted servant of Christ and His Church, a warm loving and tireless pastor of the people to whom he ministered, and an inspiring preacher of God's Word.

The first part of this ministry was spent in the Diocese of Texas, where he was a missionary priest in St. Paul's, Freeport, and Holy Comforter, Angleton; then he was assistant at Trinity, Houston, and inaugurated an outstandingly successful youth program. He established St. Mark's, Houston, in 1940, and was its first rector, with a membership of 27. When he left it ten years later, to go to Pittsburgh, it had a congregation of 1600.

In Texas he served as dean of the Southwest Convocation, secretary of the executive board, as a member of the Board of Missions and the Standing Committee, and as first chairman of the Episcopal Hospital Board.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was rector of the Church of the Ascension and held various positions in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

In 1952 he came to Shreveport to become rector of St. Mark's Church where he served with distinction until the time of his death. Dr. Plumley was a member during four terms on Bishop and Council of the Diocese of Louisiana and was also a member of various other boards and committees of the Diocese. At the time of his death he was Dean of the Shreveport Convocation and a member of the Boards of Trustees of the University of the South and of All Saints' Junior College, Vicksburg. He also rendered services to this community as a member of various Shreveport civic and charitable organizations.

Dr. Plumley was an outstanding preacher and pulpit orator, and much labor and thought went into each of his sermons. He had the rare privilege of being heard regularly not only by his own congregation but also, for at least fourteen years each Sunday, by a radio audience of thousands. For about the same number of years he appeared on television with a short (taped) sermon which concluded the day's broadcasting. Most of us know of many people, over a wide area, who have testified to the worth and inspiration of his radio and television sermons. He was also constantly in demand as a guest preacher in other churches, some far removed from Shreveport, and he responded as he was able to such requests. His outstanding qualifications were recognized in 1961 by his selection as one of the ten leading clergymen in the nation by the British-American Preachers Exchange Program.

Larry Plumley's wife was Martha Franklin, of Winchester, Tennessee, to whom he was married in 1937 and who survives him. He is survived also by three children, James Lawrence, Jr., Pam, Mrs. John Barineau, and Marty, Mrs. Ralph Parnell, Jr., andby a brother, Walter, a retired priest of the Church. He was a devoted and attentive husband and father, and we remember him for this with particular admiration.

The Vestry believes that it would be appropriate to record in this memorial our appreciation of Larry Plumley's outstanding qualities, his humanity and his devotion and dedication to Christ and His Church. Spiritual devotion and zeal were made effective in his Parish and in this community by his own human qualities, and his understanding and sympathy with the humanity of others.

He was the rector of St. Mark's Parish during a time of stirring change: First, when the Parish moved to a new location and under his leadership, built and paid for our present beautiful church; and more recently, when differences of opinion in the National Church, the Diocese, and even in the Parish, could have been the occasion for serious divisions which a lesser man might not have averted.

We know that Lawrence Plumley was a worthy successor to the many able, conscientious and devoted priests who have served St. Mark's Church as its rector during its long and honorable history; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Vestry of St. Mark's Church directs this expression of our regard and affection for Lawrence Plumley and this memorial of our convictions as to his worth as a man and as the rector of this Parish, which have been impressed upon us during our long association with him, be inscribed in the minutes of the Vestry; and that a copy be sent to the family of our friend and pastor, whose memory will long inspire us in the affairs of this Parish.

Hanthorne, Ruth Emmarreta

Ruth Emmaretta Hanthorne

RESIDENCES: From letters to Raymond M. Bell and family members it can be determined that during the 7 Aug 1963-1967 period she was living at: Van Sanford Apartments; Seminole, OK 74868.

OCCUPATION: School teacher for at least 40 years.

Ruth Emmaretta Hanthorne attended Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, OK. She taught at Cement and Seminole, OK and perhaps other places.

One summer she taught and coached, Muriel Diamond in a dramatic reading. Muriel said, "She was a "jolly" happy-go-lucky (not flighty) person. She enjoyed life, had a hearty laugh, telling such interesting true tales of her school and students, but she could be serious too. One summer she was in New York furthering her drama teaching ability and worked on a TV play which featured Tallulah Bankhead. I believe Ruth's name was in the credits for the lighting."

She wrote to Christine Bergen on 7 Sep 1964, from Van Sanford Apartments; Seminole, OK. She stated her father was William Parker Hanthorne (1855-1917) who married Emmaretta Richardson. So it appears that her father was the first to use the "a" as the 2nd letter of the last name.

Ruth Hanthorne spelled her last name, Hanthorne. She lived near Norma (Latham) Henthorn at one time. The address was possibly: 1711 Grisso Drive; Seminole, OK; as of 19 July 1973. She wrote a long letter about Cyrus Henthorne of Arkansas to Paul Howard Henthorne from which the address is extracted.

Ruth Hanthorne Dies
Ruth Hanthorne never married. She was a school teacher and retired from that profession. She was born on 2 Jan 1902 in Dewey Co., OK, a daughter of William Parker Hanthorne and Emmaretta Richardson. She died on 14 Jun 1975 at the Seminole Municipal Hospital, Seminole Co., OK at the age of 73 years, 5 months, and 12 days. The cause of death was, Cerebrovascular hemorrhage.

Her residence at the time of her death was 1711 Grisso Drive, Seminole, OK. Her Social Security Number was: 447-22-0443A.

She was survived by one sister, Mrs. Cleo Moon of 218 West Main Street, Lamoni, IA.

The funeral took place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, 16 Jun 1975 at the Swearingen - Arnhart Funeral Chapel in Seminole, OK. Freeman R. Whitlock (Latter-day Saints) officiated. Burial was on 16 Jun 1975 at the Eagle City Cemetery in Eagle City, OK.
(Source: Information for "Ruth Hanthorne Dies," extracted from Record of Funeral, No. 6, Page No. 69, obtained in Seminole, OK by Billy Gene Henthorn)

Billy Gene Henthorn of Enid, OK visited the Eagle City, OK cemetery in the summer of 1994. He found Ruth Hanthorne and her brother buried side by side. Her stone read: Ruth Emmaretta Hanthorne; 2 Jan 1902 - 14 Jun 1975.

Retired Teacher Dies Here
A retired Seminole High School and Junior College speech teacher, Miss Ruth Hanthorne died at 7 a.m. Saturday in Seminole Municipal Hospital. Miss Hanthorne was admitted at the hospital at 12:10 a.m. The instructor was 73 years old.

Services are pending the arrival of relatives from out of state. The body is at Swearingen-Arnhart Funeral Home.

Born at Eagle City, Oklahoma Territory, January 2, 1902, Miss Hanthorne received her early education there. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oklahoma College for Women (now Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Chickasha; a Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and she had done additional graduate work in English and Speech at the University of Southern California and Denver University. She spent two summers studying in England, concentrating on Shakespearean Literature.

Miss Hanthorne began her tenure in the Seminole school system in 1941 and aughter until her retirement in 1969. She holds membership in several professional organizations including American Association of University Women.

Since retirement, Miss Hanthorne had been an avid worker in the Democratic party and for the past several years she acted as director at party headquarters during major election campaigns. In 1972, the Seminolean was honored as "Democratic Woman of the Year" by her local Democrat Women's Club. This year, Miss Hanthorne was nominated as "Outstanding Federation Woman of the Year" by her local club. She had served in many capacities as well as precinct chairman.

Miss Hanthorne's hobby, since retirement, has been Genealogy. She had traveled extensively in the eastern and midwestern states doing considerable research in the Library of Congress.

(Source: The Daily Seminole Producer, Sunday, 18 Jun 1975, Seminole, OK, includes photograph - furnished by Bill Henthorn)

According to Muriel Crownover the genealogy records of Ruth Emmaretta Hanthorne were given to Norma (Latham) Henthorn of Bethany, OK. [Note: It is indeed unfortunate that these notes have now apparently been lost to researchers of the Henthorn family. REH]

RECOLLECTIONS: Early Day Folks in Eagle City
As for our family, my parents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Hanthorne, and their six children came to Oklahoma from Nebraska in covered wagons. Maude, the oldest, was married to Ira H. Conkling and had a baby, Mable. They made the trip in February, 1900. I am appalled when I think of it. My brother, Hugh, was ten months old and Mable was two months old. The other children were older. Only Cleo and I were born on our scrubby little farm down near Fay, [OK].

My father had been reared on a farm in Illinois, but his heart was never in it. Mother was a good farmer, but Dad was a plasterer and brick layer; so when building started in Eagle City, [OK], he went back to his trade, and we eventually moved from the farm to Eagle City. It was right at the end of 1905 for I remember my fourth birthday came just a few days after we moved, and it comes on January 2. My father was a good workman, and he built chimneys all over the county that are still in working order.

I wish I could write to you about my mother, but I am too close emotionally to do her justice. She was a good woman and loving mother who worked hard and taught us to work hard. She believed passionately in education and saw to it that we attended school regularly. Both Cleo and I taught school for more than forty years. That was because Mother worked so hard and kept us in school.

Sincerely, Ruth Hanthorne

[Note: Muriel Crownover writes, "In the early 1970s the Eagle City, [OK] community began having an annual reunion for all former residents. School was too small to limit it to individual classes although usually the 50-year class was acknowledged and saluted. Later in the '70s an ambitious lady wrote former residents and compiled a little "newspaper" of old pictures and articles written and supplied, and was which was available to those attending. My family mailed one to me for I did not attend that year." This letter written by Ruth Hanthorne appeared in the the 1975 issue. The other parts of the letter dealt with various residents of Eagle City, who are not of interest to the Henthorn/Hanthorne genealogy.]

(Source: Extracted from a long letter which appeared in The Eagle City Pioneers, May 1975, p. 5 - furnished by Muriel Crownover)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Atkinson, Isaac

PARENTS: Isaac Atkinson was the son of Stephen Atkinson and Margaret Jones.

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 47/47, 19 Jul 1850
Isaac Atkinson 30, m. Innkeeper OH
Hannah 31 f. OH
Franklin 10 m. OH
William 8 m. OH
Emiline 6 f. OH
Jane 4 f. OH
Loretta 2/12 f. OH
Daniel Jones 25 m. Laborer OH
Rebecca Atkinson 23 f. OH
There is a note: Hotel Jamestown.
[Note: Rebecca Atkinson was the adopted sister of Isaac Atkinson, according to Robert Guilinger.]
(Source: 1850 Census Index by Wilma S. Davis, p.6.)

CHILDREN: According to Robert Guilinger, Isaac Atkinson had 12 children.

EMIGRATION: Moved from Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH around 1858 to Macksburg, Aurelius Twp., Washington Co., OH, per a Monroe County newspaper item.
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1860, in Washington Co., OH, Aurelius Twp.

Census: 1870, in Washington Co., OH, Muskingum Twp., 3 Aug 1870
Issac Atkinson, 50, farmer, OH; Hannah, 51, keeping house, OH
Lizzie E., 17, dau, helps mother, OH; Lilly, 14, school, OH
Mattie, 12, school, OH; Rebecca, 9, OH
Lorena Driskill, 29, housekeeper, OH
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

RESIDENCES: It is known that Isaac and Hannah Atkinson lived in the small village of Macksburg, Washington Co., OH. An 1875 Atlas of Washington Co., OH shows a plat of Macksburg, OH with Isaac Atkinson's name on his house.

Census: 1880, in Washington Co., OH, Muskingum Twp., 8 Jun 1880
Issac Atkinson, 60, OH; Hannah, 61, wife, OH
Mattie Morris, 22, dau, OH
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

RESIDENCES: The 1882 Monroe Co., Ohio, Hardesty history article about Stephen Atkinson, father of Isaac Atkinson, reports that, Isaac and Hannah Atkinson were residing at Marietta, OH.

Margaret Ann, died 20 Apr 1841; Lauretta, born 19 Mar 1850, died 6 Jan 1856; Benjamin Franklin; William Monroe; Mary Emeline; Amanda Jane; Elizabeth Ellen; Lillie; Hattie; Lenora; Rebecca Duvall; Isaac Deming.
(Furnished by Thomas Ollom)

RESIDENCES: Fifth and Montgomery streets, Marietta, OH

OBITUARY: Mr. Isaac Atkinson, the aged father of B.F. Atkinson, of Caldwell, [OH] died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Phipps, at Macksburg, [OH], at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 17, 1906, from ailments incident to old age, having almost reached the eighty-seventh milestone of his age.

The deceased was born at Cameron, Ohio, in 1819 and since 1837 had been a consistent member of the Christian church and was for many years recognized as elder in the congregations at Cameron and Marietta, [OH]. He had resided at Cameron, Marietta, Newell's Run and eighteen months ago took up his residence with his daughter, Mrs. Phipps, at Macksburg.

The deceased was the father of ten children, six of whom survive, as follows: B.F., of Caldwell; Mrs. R.C. Smithson and Mrs. Mattie Phipps, of Macksburg, [OH]; Mrs. A.F. Chesney of Topeka, Kans.; Mrs. Lillian Kerr, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Rae Quick of Marietta.

The funeral was held at Macksburg, Friday forenoon, the services being conducted by the deceased's nephew, Elder Jesse Beard, of Marion, Ohio, after which the remains were laid to rest by the side of the deceased's compaion [sic], who had preceded him in 1882 [sic], in the Lund Cemetery.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hinthorn, Floyd E.

Problem: Was the date of birth: 1 Jul 1893 or 7 Jul 1892/1893? Apparently the tombstone lists 1892. SSDI lists, 1 Jul 1893.

CONFLICT: Cemetery sheet at The Fort lists the date of birth as 7 Jul 1893. Others have read the date as 1 Jul 1893. 1 Jul 1893 in the SSDI.

PARENTS: Jackson Hinthorn and Fannie E. Messer

RELATIONSHIP: Floyd Hinthorn was the twin of Lloyd Hinthorn.

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Was the marriage to Bessie Harmeson in 1910 as listed in the obituary of Floyd Hinthorn or 4 Dec 1914 as listed elsewhere?

MARRIAGE: 1913, Book N, p. 130

Census: 1920, in Lawndale Twp., McLean Co., IL, #22/23, 5 Jan 1920
Floyd Hinthorn, 25; Bessy, 29
Alberta L., 3 11/12
(Furnished by Liz Veselack)

RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1948, Floyd I. Hinthorn of Danville, IL in the obituary of his mother.

RESIDENCES: As of Aug 1953, Danville, IL

OBITUARY: Floyd E. Hinthorn
Floyd E. Hinthorn, 78, a former resident of 128 1/2 W. Main, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 14, 1971) in the International Nursing Home where he had been a patient two weeks.

Mr. Hinthorn had been hospitalized prior to entering the nursing home and had been in failing health two years.

A resident of Danville the past 20 years, Mr. Hinthorn was born July 1, 1893 [sic, probably, 7 Jul 1893] at Hudson, IL, son of Jackson and Fannie Messer Hinthorn.

He attended schools in Hudson and later farmed near that community until moving to Danville.

Mr. Hinthorn had operated a parking lot on S. Walnut for many years, retiring two years ago because of his health.

He married Bessie Harmeson at Colfax, IL in 1910. She died in 1924 [sic, Feb 1928].

Survivors include a brother Loren of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Walden and Mrs. Myrtle Brooker, both of Leroy, and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alberta; two brothers, and two sisters.

The body is at Pape Memorial Home where visitation will be held from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial in Wiley Cemetery at Colfax.
(Source: unknown newspaper - undated)
[Note: The obituary consistently misspelled the surname: Henthorn. It gave the date of death of Bessie as 1924. It listed the date of birth of Floyd incorrectly. REH]

CEMETERY: The Wiley Cemetery is in Section 4, Martin Twp., near Colfax, IL

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hinthorn, Cerena (Patrick)

AKA: Her first name appears to be Serana on the 1850 census. Cerena in the 1860 census. Cerina on the 1870 census. Cyrena in the obituary. Last name is Paterick on the stone.

Census: 1860, in McLean Co., IL, Hudson Twp., (P.O. Hudson), 1190/1169
Cerena Hinthorn, 60, f. farmer, 4600/1000, NC
William, 21, m. IL

Census: 1870, in Mc Lean Co., IL
Cerina, 70, NC; w/Mary Raley, PA

RELATIONSHIP: Amanda Patrick, the sister of Cerena, married Young Bilbrey. One of their daughters married a Jacob Jackson Hinthorn.

CEMETERY: Hinthorn Cemetery, d. 4 Aug 1878, age 78 years, 4 months, 14 days.
If she was born on 20 Mar 1800 and lived to be 78 years, 4 months, 14 days the calculated death date would be 3 Aug 1878. The El Paso Story reports a death date of 4 Mar 1878.

Problem: What was the date of death?

OBITUARY: Death of Mrs. Cyrena Hinthorne
Mrs. Cyrena Hinthorne, one of the old settlers of this part of the state, died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Seth Maple, in Hudson, [IL], at 12:30 a.m., August 4, [1878]. She was born in North Carolina March 21, 1800, was married to Adam Hinthorne (deceased since 1857) in 1834, and settled in Woodford County, this state, the same year. Since the death of her husband she has lived among her numerous relatives in Money Creek township.

She was the mother of five children, but one of whom, Mrs. Maple, survives her.

Her funeral, at Mr. Seth Maple's, Monday, was attended by an immense crowd from different parts of McLean and Woodford Counties. The funeral procession, from Maples' to the Hinthorn grave yard, where the remains were interred, was over a half mile in length. The funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. Mr. Powell at some further time.

Mrs. Hinthorne, for years known far and near as "Aunt Cyrena," was a member of the U.B. Church in high standing, as was also her husband during his lifetime. Modest and retiring to the last degree, "Aunt Cyrena" was loved and revered by everyone. She knew not, practically, the meaning of the word "enemy." Her illness, senile consumption, lasted over six months, during which she was tenderly cared for by her daughter's family. Everything that love and the most anxious solicitude for her comfort could suggest was done cheerfully for her by them. Mrs. Maple is herself quite unwell.

(Source: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Vol. XXXII, No. 32, p. 1, col. 8 - Friday, 9 August 1878 - transcibed, MCHS Archives, 4 Nov 1995, by Liz Veselack - found at The Fort and retyped by REH)