Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Henthorn, Alice Lillian (Sinquefield)

Alice Henthorn

Alice Lillian (Sinquefield) Henthorn, 93, of Willamina, [OR] died July 8 [2001] at home.
She was born Nov. 30, 1907 in Perris, Calif. She married Everett Henthorn on June 2, 1929 in Mansfield, Wash.

She graduated from Willamina High School in 1921 and from Normal School in Monmouth in 1926. She began teaching at Gold Creek School in 1926 and taught in Mold, Wash., from 1927-29. She taught in Sheridan from 1945-70 when she retired.
She enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Galindo of Mt. Ranch, Calif.; a brother, Eugene Sinquefield of Eureka, Calif.; a sister, Esther Greufe of Roseberg; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at Willamina Cemetery. Adamson’s Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun - July 11, 2001

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lewis, John

MARRIAGE: John Lewis married Betty Jane Henthorn on 26 Aug 1877. Family Bible in possession of Mildred (Lewis) Hunt. Information extracted by Wayne McMeins.

RESIDENCES: In 1877 John and Jane Lewis moved to a farm in Sugar Creek Township one and one-half miles west of Drexel, MO. His parents came with them and the family became active in the community and the Asbury Methodist Church.

Mabel Stitt made her home with them for a while, until she married Guy Towers.

When their son Herbie's wife died the two girls, Bernice and Mildred, came to live with them until they were grown.

RESIDENCES: John and Jane moved into their home on Walnut in Drexel in 1917. When the church decided to build a new Methodist Church, they gave the lot where the church now stands. They worked in the church as long as they were able. (Source: Helen Hinze in Drexel: The First 100 Years, 1989)

OBITUARY: John Lewis Dies

Mr. John Lewis, son of James and Emily Lewis, was born near Perry in Pike County, Illinois and passed away 3 June 1949 at the age of 94 years and 3 months.

Mr. Lewis was united in marriage to Betty Jane Henthorn, 26 August 1877 in Illinois and the same year they came West and established their home on a farm in Sugar Creek, Miami county, Kansas where they reared their family. Two daughters Sarah and Minnie and five sons Fred, Alba, Herbie, Frank and Harry.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis lived on their farm 1 1/2 miles west of Drexel until about 30 years ago when they moved to their newly built residence in Drexel where Mrs. Lewis passed away 10 June 1941.

Mr. Lewis sold his home in Drexel about three years ago and went to live with his son Herbie in Kansas City. He has been in very poor health for about a year and the past two weeks just seemed to be slipping away from us.

Mr. Lewis gave his heart to God at a very early age and was always an active member in his church as long as his health would permit. He was a wonderful husband and father and set a wonderful example for us to follow.

He is survived by one daughter Sarah of Drexel, MO., four sons, Fred of Stockton, California, Herbie of Kansas City, MO., Frank of Olathe, Kansas, and Harry of Berkeley, California. One son Alba preceded his father in death and one daughter Minnie passed away in infancy. He leaves 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Drexel Methodist Church at 3 p.m. The Rev. H. C. Green of Springfield, MO., a former pastor officiating. J. B. Hays funeral director and Mrs. Everett Stowe pianist. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Brooks and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rhea sang as quartette numbers "It is Well With My Soul," and "Old Rugged Cross". Casketbearers were: Col. W. S. Miller, John Cory, Roy Pasco, Everett Stowe, Wilson Hearson and Ernest Long.

Interment was made in Sharon Cemetery beside his departed wife, Mrs. Lewis.

RECOLLECTIONS: Grandpa and Grandma Lewis were silent givers. They did many good things. Grandpa was successful in his day as a farmer and his life spoke for itself. He said, "Money is not to hoard, but to make life better." (Quote from Helen Hinze)

Lewis, Thomas Arbuckle

OCCUPATION: Thomas Arbuckle Lewis was a farmer.

MILITARY: Thomas Lewis answered his country's call and enlisted in 1861. He returned from the War Between the States to marry Mary Emily McMeins.

MILITARY: According to Anne P. Morris, Thomas was in the civil war battle of Resaca, GA in about 1864. He told Anne's mother and her sisters that they ate field corn becaue the rations were low.

RECOLLECTIONS: Thomas and Mary Emily (Mc Meins) Lewis used to drive their horses from their home in Brown Co., IL to Drexel, Cass Co., MO to visit their Lewis relatives there. (Source: Wayne Mc Meins)

OBITUARY: Thomas A. Lewis Dies

Thomas A. Lewis, husband of Mary E. Lewis, born on 13 Oct 1840, died on 2 Mar 1921 at Buckhorn Twp., Brown Co., IL at the age of 80 years, 4 months, 17 days. He was born in Griggsville, IL, son of James Lewis who was born in Kentucky and Emila Dale whose birthplace was not known. He was a farmer. He died of lobar pneumonia with a secondary contributing factor of senility. He was attended by R.C. McGann, M.D. of Mt. Sterling, IL. F.W. Aber of Mt. Sterling, IL was the undertaker who arranged the burial on 4 Mar 1921 at Benville, IL. Rollin (sic) Lewis of Siloam, IL was the informant. (Source: Standard Certificate of Death, State of Illinois, Registration Dis. No. 39, Primary Dist. No. 6067, Registered No. 15 - furnished by Anne P. Morris)

Problem: Was his date of birth, 13 Oct 1840 or 9 Aug 1840? Was his date of death, 2 Mar 1921 or 17 Mar 1889?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cooley, Edwin Francis

Summary of Edwin Francis COOLEY - 8 May 2008
Name: Edwin Francis COOLEY
Sex: Male
Father: Wells COOLEY ( - )
Mother: Maryetta CORY (25 Jul 1822 - 2 Mar 1901)

Individual Facts
Birth 7 Jul 1845 Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY
Death 14 Jun 1906 (age 60) Fishhook, Pike Co., IL
Burial 15 Jun 1906 Fishhook, Pike Co., IL, Woodland Cemetery

1. Sarah Holt HENTHORN
Marriage 3 Aug 1865 (age 20)

William Wallace COOLEY (25 Aug 1867 - 6 Jun 1932)
Maryett COOLEY (22 Aug 1869 - )
Bettie Jane COOLEY (23 Dec 1871 - 10 Feb 1890)
Alice Mayette COOLEY (19 Apr 1880 - 27 Jul 1880)
Ada Ellen COOLEY (5 Mar 1884 - 21 Dec 1933)
Iva Edna COOLEY (3 Feb 1886 - 22 Sep 1980)
Charles Albert COOLEY (12 Jan 1889 - 25 Mar 1975)

Notes Edwin Francis Cooley

PARENTS: Wells Cooley and Maryetta Cory.

OCCUPATION-RESIDENCES: Edwin Francis Cooley, farmed in Fairmount Township, Pike County, IL.

CENSUS-BIRTH: His parents were both born in NY.
(Source of above and birth date of 7 Jul 1845, 1880 census).

OBITUARY: Edwin Francis Cooley Dies
Edwin Francis Cooley, was born in Cayuga, county, New York, near the town of Metz, on 7 Jul 1845. He came with his parents to Illinois in the year 1848.

He raised his brother and sister after his father, Wells, disappeared. His mother lived with him at the time of the 1880 census.

Was united in marriage with Miss Sarah H. Henthorn in the year of 1865: there was to this union seven children, two sons and five daughters, of which three daughters have preceded him to the spirit world. He has left behind his widow, two sons and two daughters, and several grandchildren; he also leaves one brother, Albert Wells Cooley, of Brown county, Illinois, and one sister Mrs. Alice Hobbs, of Chambersburg, Illinois.

He was a kind husband, a loving father and a dear brother; he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Cooley was converted and united with the M. E. church in the year 1871 and lived a consistent member of this organization until his death, which occurred at his home near Fish Hook, IL, June 14, 1906.

Funeral services were held at Woodland church on the 15th and interment made in the graveyard of same church, services conducted by Rev. W. G. Hamilton.
(Source: The Baylis Guide - 22 Jun 1906, page 4)

CEMETERY: Woodland cemetery gravestone shows dates as: 07 Jul 1845 - 14 Jun 1906.

RECOLLECTIONS: Fish Hook Picnic attracts 117 The sixth annual Fish Hook Picnic was attended by 117 people June 11, [1989] at the town hall.
After the carry-in dinner, Kathy Hurd read the minutes of last year's picnic and gave the treasurer's report.

Officers for next year are Edna Curfman, Mary Etta Fox, Kathy Feenstra and Wanda Martin.

The oldest woman present at this year's event was Edith Kelly of Pittsfield. The oldest man present was Ray Bowman.

The family with the most descendants present was the Jerry and Ginger Dougherty clan from Quincy with 10 children. Russell Masterson from California came the farthest. All these people received gifts.

The Fish Hook picnic is held annually the second Sunday in June.
(Source: unknown, hand dated, 1989, included two photographs - furnished by David Cooley)


Prepared by:
Richard E. (Edson) Henthorn
5403 76th Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705