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9301 Vivian M. Combs, 92, of Olney, formerly of Dundas, Illinois, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Olney.

Vivian was born May 11, 1922 in Edwards County, Illinois, the daugther of Wilbur Leonard and Bertha Lorene (Schrader) Bare. She was a stay-at-home mom and then worked at the Olney Garment Factory and the Olney Care Center before volunteering at the Salvation Army.

She is survived by her children, Kay (Don) Novak of Georgetown, IN; Dale (Shirley) Combs of Carbondale, IL; Carolyn (Gene) Iffert of Ingraham, IL; Glenn (Cindy) Combs of Marion, OH; and daughter-in-law, Linda Combs of Dundas; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; Brother, Don Bare of Olney; and sisters, Pat (Jim) Ginder and Faye (Sue) Harmon of Olney.

She was preceded in death by her four month old daughter, Barbara, a son, Ray Combs of Dundas, and a great granddaughter, Autumn VanBlaricum of Winnfield, LA, her parents, brother, Pete Bare, and sisters, Mildred Scott, Maxine Witte, Mary Boulb, Opal Swinson Aldridge, Betty Swinson, and Judy Novak.

Services at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home with burial in Dundas Cemetery.
BARE, Vivian M. (I77973)
9302 Vratislav II was gr.-gr-grandson of Boleslaw I, "the Cruel", who murdered bro. Duke Venceslav (Vaclav) (later St. Venceslav and "Good King Wenceslas" of carol) at instigation of their other Drahomira. Vratislav II (I06808)
9303 Wabash County, Illinois

The Cannon Massacre

These are three different accounts of what is known as the ?Cannon Massacre?

"Another family that came about the same time but not from the same place, and settled on the West Fork, was that of William Shaw. At an early day he built a horse-mill on his place, which was resorted to from far and near. He had two sons, James and William, twins, and four or five daughters. The Shaws came from South Carolina. George Shaw, a grandson, still lives at the old place. William Cannon, a Carolinian, came about 1790 also, and located on the East Fork of Little River, about one mile north of Benjamin Earned. He remained till about 1812, when he and his family removed to the Wabash country, where, shortly after, he and his son Isaac and his son-in-law John Starks, were murdered and scalped by the Indians, and his wife and two daughters carried into captivity. Mrs. Cannon and her two daughters, after suffering many indignities and cruelties, were upon the conclusion of peace ex-changed and restored by the Indians to their friends." [From ?The History of Christian County, Kentucky?]

"It was in the year 1815, that John Cannon, his three sons and his son-in-law, John Starks, crossed the river at Campbell?s Landing, and built a home on the site of the old Painter graveyard in Section 26-2-S-14-W. It was late in the afternoon when the Cannon family took possession of their new home.

Two of the sons were to return across the river to Indiana, and went that afternoon, as far as Samuel Campbell?s. The father, mother, their daughter, and son Samuel, their son-in-law and an aged lady remained and spent the approaching night at their house. Next morning they went out to cut a bee-tree they had discovered a short time before, and were attacked by the Indians. Cannon was murdered on the spot, and the rest of the family, except Samuel were made captives. The latter ran and leaped from a rock, or bluff, clear across the Bonpas Creek, landing in soft mud. His body was found headless and bereft of the collar bones, and the lower portion of the body left sticking in the mud. The bodies were wrapped in a horse skin and buried with a coffin in the first grave dug in the Painter graveyard. This is now known as the Cannon massacre." [From ?Historical Sketch of Wabash County, State of Illinois,? B.A. Harvey.]

B.A. Harvey, the author of this sketch of the history of Wabash County, is the great grandson of Augustus Tugas (or Tougas), the first settler of the county and a grandson of Beauchamp Harvey, one of the first settlers of the town of Mt. Carmel.


"The account of the sad affair as related by one of Mr. Cannon?s daughters a few years ago, is substantially as follows: Mr. Cannon and his sons came across the Wabash from the Indiana side, and constructed a cabin near Campbell?s Landing in the Coffee precinct, on the ground where the Painter grave-yard is now located. No sign of Indians were seen while they were engaged in the work, and they supposed they had all left. After completing the cabin, they crossed the river to bring over the family. Late in the afternoon of the same day, they all moved over and settled in their new home. While building their house, they had found a bee-tree, and after becoming fairly settled, the men went into the timer to cut it. While thus engaged a band of Indians suddenly fell upon them. Mr. Cannon was instantly killed, and overtaken and dispatched by the murderous foe. They cut off his head and otherwise mutilated the body, leaving it where he fell. Mrs. Cannon, a daughter, and a son-in-law by the name of Starks, were captured and carried off by the Indians. They were, however, subsequently ransomed. Mr. Cannon and his son were buried by two neighbors, Samuel McIntosh and Henry Gambrel. They were wrapped in a horse skin and placed into one grave. This was the first interment made in the Painter burial ground." [From ?The History of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash Counties, Illinois?]

CANNON, William Alexander (I78411)
9304 Wadhams Genealogy by Harriet Weeks Wadhams Stevens. Source (S03553)
9305 Walter Devereux, Knt., K.G. of Weobley and Bodenham, co. Hereford, Branston, Cottesbach and Newbold Verdon, co. Leicester, Market Rasen, co. Lincoln, etc., M.P. for Herefordshire, son and heir of Walter Devereux, Knt., of Weobley and Bodenham, etc., by Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Merbury, Chief Justice in South Wales. He was born about 1433 (aged twenty-six and more in 1459). She did aged thirty on 9 Jan. 1468/9. He was married for the second time to Jane (?). He was knighted after the Battle of Towton on 29 Mar 1461. On account of his great services against King Henry VI he was raised to the rank of Baron, thereby becoming Lord Ferrers. He was summoned to Parliament from 26 July 1461, by writs directed 'Waltero Devereux de Ferrers militi'. Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers, was slain at the battle of Bosworth on 22 Aug 1485, and was attainted of high treason in Parliament. DEVEREUX, Walter Knt. (I90553)
9306 Walter Fitz Walter, 4th Lord Fitz Walter, second but first surviving son and heir by first marriage, was born at Henham on 5 Sep. 1368. he was summoned to Parliament from 12 Sep 1390 by writs directed 'Waltero fitz Wauter'. In passing by sea from Rome to Naples, he was captured by Saracens and taken prisoner to Tunis. Having been ransomed by some Genoese merchants, Walter Fitz Walter, Lord Fitz Walter, died aged thirty-seven at Venice on 16 May 1406. FITZ WALTER, Walter (I22375)
9307 Walter Fitz Walter, 5th Lord Fitz Walter, younger son, was born at Woodham Walter and Baptised there on 22 June 1401, and brother and heir of humphrey Fitz Walter. He was actively employed in the French wars of King Henry V, and was taken prisoner at Bauge on 22 Mar 1421. He was Master of the King's Dogs and Harthounds on 16 July 1425. He was summoned to Parliament from 12 July 1429 by writs directed 'Waltero fitz Wauter chivaler'.  FITZ WALTER, Walter (I90085)
9308 Walter of Gloucester was the son of Roger de Pitres, and his wife, Adeliza[a] and was the earliest to use the style "of Gloucester" in his family. A landholder himself at the time of Domesday, by 1095 Walter had control of the bulk of the estates formerly held by Roger his father and Durand his uncle. In addition Walter acquired other estates by royal grants. These estates were principally in four shires, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Wiltshire.
He was hereditary High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1097 and 1105-6.[Sometimes called Constable of England he may only have been constable of Gloucester Castle. He recorded as being a constable of the royal household of Henry I from 1114 on. Walter erected or had a part in the erection of the castles of Bristol and Rochester as well as the Tower of London. Walter donated Westwood to Gloucester Abbey for the soul of his brother Herbert and confirmed a grant of Colne by his father Roger. He endowed the canons of Llanthony Priory in Wales with lands from his lordship of Beryntone and retired to the abbey in his old age where he died a monk and was buried in the chapter house, about 1129.
FITZ ROGER, Walter (I22364)
9309 Walter Strickland, Esq., of Sizergh, co. Westmorland, was born on 5 Apr 1516, and inherited Thornton Bridge, the unentailed manor of his maternal grandfather, Ralph Neville. On 8 Mar 1535 he was contracted to be married to Margaret, under-age daughter of Stephen Hammerton, Knt. In 1537, on the occasion of his livery, he was said to be married to AGNES ?. She was evidently another daughter of Stephen Hammerton, Knt. by Elizabeth, daughter of John Bigod, of Settrington, co. York, and sister of Margaret. Both Strickland and Hammerton, who had been in correspondence, were implicated in the uprising called the 'Pilgrimage of Grace'. Though both were pardoned, Stephen Hammerton was attained and executed by hanging on 25 May 1537. The will of Stephen's widow Elizabeth, dated 3 May 1538, named only Mary and Anne (Agnes) as children and named ;supervisor "Mr. Walter Strickland", then aged about twenty-two, though not identified as son-in-law. Following his pardon Walter appears to have conformed, and served on juries trying the northern rebels, his late companions. He was, however, never knighted. The marriage to Agnes may have continued during the reign of Queen Mary (whose mother Katherine of Aragon's situation was imperiled as an in-law by her royal husband's self interest). Agnes was "set aside", probably after the accession of Queen Elizabeth in November 1558, presumably with the justification that she had been Walter's sister-in-law. Walter Strickland was married, aged about forty-four years, for the second time with marriage contract dated 20 Jan. 1560/1, in the lifetime of his first wife, to Alice Tempest, widow of Christopher Place, Esq., of Halnaby, co. York, and daughter of Nicholas Tempest, Esq., of Stella, Durham. They had a son and heir. Walter Strickland Esq. died testate on 8 Apr 1569. His will, dated 23 Jan. 1568, bequeathed two hundred pounds to "my daughter Elyn" provided she would not marry "contrary to the wise" of Alice, his wife. In the schedule of lands drawn up by his son Thomas for purposes of livery in 1585 there are items for two surviving wives of Walter Strickland. STRICKLAND, Walter Esq. (I80893)

Elijah B. Silliman, 89, veteran of the Civil War and for 20 years ago resident of Tarentum, died this morning at 8 o'clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. George H. Gray, 205 West Seventh avenue, following a lingering illness.
Funeral plans have not been made. Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers.
A descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Mr. Silliman came from a family of Warriors. His great grandfathers Benjamin Silliman and J. Jacques were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. His grandfather Elijah Silliman was in the War of 1812. His son George Silliman was with the colors in the Spanish American War while a grandson, Elijah Silliman, is a veteran of the World War.
Mr. Silliman had numerous relatives in the Civil War. He had seven brothers-in-law in the conflict. Two, John and Herman Kilgore, brothers of his second wife, died in the service.
Elijah Silliman was born May 22, 1840, the son of Hiram and Olive Brainard Silliman, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He enlisted for three years, at the age of 21, in October, 1861, after the call for volunteers came at Sandy Lake, Mercer county. He entered the service as a private in Co. I, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, in Kearner's Division, Hinselman's Corps. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill.
In May, 1862, he was sent to the regimental hospital at Fair Oaks, with an illness of Typhoid fever. He was honorably discharged in July, 1862, with a certificate of disability.
Mr. Silliman married June 21, 1863, to Alice L. Freeman, of Allegheny Twp., Venango county. Four children were born to this union - Effie, George, Lewis and Alfred. His first wife died Jan. 21, 1871.
On Sept. 21, 1874, Mr. Silliman married Mary Kilgore, of Hays Corners, Butler county. One child, Jennie O., now Mrs. Gray, was born to this union. The second Mrs. Silliman died May 11, 1891.
Lewis Silliman, who lives in East Seventh avenue, Tarentum and Mrs. Gray are the only surviving children. There are 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren among Elijah Silliman's descendants.
Mr. Silliman was a member of the U.P. Church.

Valley Daily News, Tarentum, PA

SILLIMAN, Elijah B. (I49830)
9311 Warren Eugene Knapp, son of Nirum Knapp and Emily was born on 23 Jun 1844 in Poundridge, NY. He died on 16 Sep 1882 in Stamford, CT. He married Susan J Crissey, daughter of William M Crissey and Matilda Crissey about 1865. She was born in May 1844 in Lewisboro, NY. She died in 1917 in Stamford, CT.

Occupation: 1870 in Stamford, CT; Butcher, in Lewisboro, NY.
Burial: 1882 in Stamford, CT; Woodlawn Cemetery Section G Near 9738

Warren Eugene Knapp and Susan J Crissey had the following children:

WILLIAM MILLS KNAPP was born on 01 Nov 1865 in New York State. He died on 26 Oct 1917 in Stamford, CT. He married Minnie Wilma Spicer, daughter of Henry Spicer and Theresa Spicer in 1887. She was born in May 1870 in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. She died in 1944 in New Jersey. Burial: 1917 in Stamford, CT; Woodlawn Cemetery Section G 9727.

WILLIAM S KNAPP was born in 1866 in Lewisboro, NY.

CARRIE J KNAPP was born in 1868 in Lewisboro, NY.
KNAPP, Warren Eugene (I76790)
9312 Warren Wilbur entered the Wholesale Dry Goods business in Detroit in 1869. He moved to Kansas City in 1880. In the early 1890's he became a general salesman for a well known Kansas City Dry Goods Company. He retired in 1906 because he felt his savings and investments were sufficient to live upon. He moved to Los Angeles where they lived until 1923 when they returned to Quincy, Mich. for the remainder of their lives. WILBUR, Warren F. (I71384)
9313 Warren, Jennifer, Source Medium: (null)
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9314 Was a bloomer in the iron works; removed to Lyme, Conn., about 1736-7; removed to Groton, Conn., and was in Taunton in 1741. He was in Lyme in 1751; afterwards settled in (East) Windsor, Conn., in that section of the town which became Ellington, where he died in 1754. HALL, George (I26887)
9315 Was a lawyer and District Judge for several terms; was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church; had a high reputation in the county, and died much lamented. SEARS, Epenetus H. (I48903)
9316 Was also known as Earl of Warenne and Surrey. Was killed at the siege of Toulouse. BLOIS, William II Of (I06636)
9317 Was by 1651/2 on the Patuxent River, Calvert Co., Maryland, travelled frequently between Mass. and Maryland as merchant mariner, last of record in Maryland in 1676, will of Limehouse, Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England, dtd. 13 Dec 1681, prob. 23 Mar 1682. BURROUGH, Nathaniel (I81748)
9318 Was elected Deputy from Stamaford to the Connecticut Legislature and served:

May and October 1677
May and October 1678
May and October 1679
May 1681
May 1682
October 1690
May, July and October 1691
October 1692

He was a Justice of Fairfield County when he died in 1699, having been appointed by the General Court in May, 1699. In addition he held minor offices in Stamford and major offices in Bedford, Westchester County, as well as serving on important committees in both places. In 1684, when New York assumed jurisdiction over Bedford for a short time, he was confirmed in his offices and made a Justice of Westcheste County.

Abraham's name is second as a signer on the Indian Deed to Bedford, dated December 23, 1680, his father's standing first. On October 11, 1681, he was named one of a committee of five appointed by the Proprietors to lay out the town lots. 
AMBLER, Abraham (I02115)
9319 Was elected King of Germany at Frankfurt on 4 March 1152 and crowned in Aachen on 9 March, crowned King of Italy at Pavia in 1154, and finally crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Adrian IV on 18 June 1155. He was crowned King of Burgundy at Arles on 30 June 1178. BARBAROSSA, Frederick III Of (I21218)
9320 Was father of Llywelyn the Last ap Gruffydd (k. 1282), who married Eleanor, daughter of Simon de Montfort and his wife Eleanor. LLEWELYN, Gruffudd Ap (I36318)
9321 Was high sheriff of Gloucestersirm and was called to the privy council of Henry IV. TODDINGTON, Sir William De Tracy Esquire Of (I57205)
9322 Was interred in a vault on a ranch at Casitas Pass, California, and was transferred about 1931 to the family plot in Nilford Cemetery, Milford, Pennsylvania. OUTWIN, Elizabeth (I42200)
9323 Was interred in a vault on ranch at Casitas Pass, California, and was transferred about 1931 to the family plot in Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pennsylvania SLAWSON, Moses V. (I52001)
9324 Was killed in battle in Poitou, by Geoffrey de Lusignan. Was also known as, 1st Earl of Wiltshire or Salisbury. SALISBURY, Patrick Of (I17489)
9325 Was living 14 June 1643 when mentioned in the will of her uncle Samuel Sherman. Because she was not mentioned anywhere else, Samuel in England may have been in error in supposing she existed - - or perhaps she did exist but died young, and Samuel was told of her birth but not of her death. SHERMAN, Child (I73666)
9326 Was made Freeman in 1670, appears often on juries from 1657 to 1670. In 1668 he brought suit for defamation against Sarah Barlow and Mary Bartlett, for reporting "that they saw him kisse his mayd on the Lord's day." They were fined ten shillings each. In 1671, he was on of those chosen to assess damages for injury done to Indians by the horses and hogs of the English. CLARKE, James (I11664)
9327 Was the 1st white child born in Middlebury, Vermont. Moved to Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont during Revolutionary War. They lived in South Hero, VT until 1807, when they moved to Chazy, settled on the old State Road, 2 1/2 miles south of the village.[Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW]

William was the first white child born in Middlebury, Rutland Co., VT. He moved
to Bennington, Bennigton County, Vermont during the Revolutionary War. He moved
to South Hero, Chttendeon Co., VT where he married Susanna Stark. They moved to
Chazy, Clinton Co., NY, where she died in 1863. William married Sally Baxter, a
widow, who was burned to death 10 Oct 1863 at Chazy. 
SLOSSON, William M. (I53125)
9328 Was the only son of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon who survived to adulthood. At the age of 18, he married Margaret of Austria (1480-1530) in the Cathedral of Burgos in April 1497. Six months later, on the way to the wedding of his older sister in Portugal, he died in Salamanca, possibly from tuberculosis. There were no offspring. ARAGON, Prince of Asturias Juan Of (I02473)
9329 Was the third ordained minister of Stonington, a graduate of Harvard College in 1728. After he was ordained in 1733, he pursued his labors with unremitting zeal and success. He lived on Hinckley Hill, and preached in the Center Meeting house until 1762, when Mr. Rossiter d. in 1762. Then, upon the request of the east and west parishes in Stonington, he preached at the Centre and Agreement Hill or Road meeting house for a year or two, after which he preached at the Road in the morning, and in the old Academy at Stonington Point, in the afternoon, until the Centre meeting house was taken down, and re-ercted in the village of Stonington. When the war of the Revolution broke out, and the news of the battle of Lexington set the patriotism of the country on fire, Putnam left his plough and Mr. Eells his pulpit, and rushed to Boston to defend with their lives if need be, the liberties of their country. Mr. Eells was a great favorite, especially among the young people, and an able devoted preacher of the Gospel. EELLS, Rev Nathaniel (I88429)
9330 Was Treasurer of Harmony Lodge #154 F. & A.M. in 1814. MERRITT, Nehemiah (I39532)
9331 Washington Post 1959-1973
dtd Aug 25, 1966

Luxfords at Home

Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Frank Luxford Jr., who were married June 18 in Grace Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, Va., will live in Charlottesville. Mrs. Luxford, the former Carol Gordon Padelford, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Padelford of Seattle, Wash. A graduate of Skidmore College, she was presented to society in 1961 at the Christmas Ball in Seattle. Her husband, a graduate of Colgate University, attends the University of Virginia Graduate School. 
LUXFORD, Ansel Frank (I37289)
9332 Washington Post dtd Nov 7, 1921


London, Nov. 6 - Robert Victor Grosvenor, the third Baron Ebury, died yesterday at Beaconsfield. He married Miss Florence Padelford, daughter of Edward Padelford, of Savannah, Ga., in 1908. 
GROSVENOR, Robert Victor (I26471)
Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, June 15, 1945, page 5

Navy Man on Leave
Accident Victim


Bridge Rail Goes Through
Car; Girl Friend Has
Minor Hurts.

Manchester, Ia. - Henry Douglas Slauson, 24, of Sand Springs, Ia., in southeast Delaware county, aviation ordnance man second class. USNR, home on furlough, was instantly killed in an automobile accident at 4 a.m. Friday town miles east of Sand Springs.
He was returning from a dance at Worthington with Miss Phyllis DeShaw. At the point where the accident occurred there are two bridges.
Slauson's car passed safely over the first one, when apparently the machine went out of control and crashed into the guard rail of the second bridge. About 10 feet of the rail was torn off, went through the windshield and struck the navy man in the head, fracturing his skull.
Miss DeShaw, who suffered only minor injuries, went to a nearby farm home for help.
Slauson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Slauson of Sand Springs.
Sheriff Carl Anderson of Manchester and Arthur G. Platt, Delaware county coroner, investigated the accident and Platt said there will not be an inquest.
Slauson's body was taken to the Hoover funeral home at Hopkinton.

Given by: Joe Chester 
SLAUSON, Henry Douglas (I68676)
9334 Waters, Arlene, Source Medium: (null)
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9335 Watrous, Faith, Source Medium: (null)
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Source (S03556)
Oct 2, 1866, page 3


Whereas, Our esteemed Brother George Eugene Slawson, a most worthy and much esteemed member of Hope Lodge No. 17 P.O. of Good Templars has been removed from us by death. it is fitting and due to the memory of our deceased Brother, that the Lodge of which he was a faithful member pass the following resolutions:
RESOLVED; That in the death of Brother Slawson, this Lodge and the community has sustained a great loss. His genial and warm heart always elicited not only respect but love and adoration from all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Charity with _?_ had no limitations. Hope was _?_ an anchor during his protracted illness; and your Faith permits us to believe that he was in possession of the celestial pass-word which is a Saviours Righteousness. Confiding in the promises of our celestial Grand Templar, may we not believe our Loss is his infinite gain.
RESOLVED; That the members of this Lodge wear our badge of mourning for thirty days.
RESOLVED; That the sympathies of the members of Hope Lodge are tendered to the afflicted Parents, Brothers and Sisters of our deceased Brother, and a copy of these resolutions be presented each of them.
RESOLVED; That the Editors of the Waukesha Plaindealer, Freeman, and the Wisconsin Chief, be respectfully requested to publish the same.

Dated at the Lodge Room of Hope Lodge Sept. 25th, 1866
(Committee to draft Resolutions)
Warner P. Elliott
William S. Hawkins
Ira Kimball
We hereby certify the foregoing preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted by the members of Hope Lodge.

A. Tyler, W.O.T.
H.G. Keene, W.S.

Source: Joe Chester
SLAWSON, George Eugene (I51414)
Tuesday, October 30, 1923


Brief notice was given Monday of the death of Miss Anna A. Slawson at the home of her neice, Mrs. E.R. Dickerson, in Hampton, Iowa. her death took place at noon on that day.

It becomes a duty at this time to note in fuller detail the passing of a pioneer of Waukesha whose life was one of real service; one worthy to be emulated and honored.

Miss Slawson was a native of Orange County, New York, and the date of her birth is given as of February 25, 1843, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Slawson, who moved to Waukesha in 1847.

the family traveled via the Erie canal and the Great lakes, and even at the tender age of 4 years the journey westward with its new and strange scenes and experiences made a deep impression upon her mind. Of these, she in later years spoke most interestingly.

Her school days here evidently were filled with interest and pleasures and made lasting impressions since it is doubtful if in recent years there was any other person who could recall so vividly and entertainingly, the passing events of pioneer days and the incidents related to the pioneer citizens whose comings and goings made up the activities of Waukesha.

In relating these she gave much pleasure beside imparting much valuable information to her friends.

At the close of her school days here, Miss Slawson visited for a year or more in the home of her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. S.G. Curtis, in Jamestown, New York, and there she took up the duty of a teacher.

Returning to Waukesha subsequently she taught school in Waukesha and in the vicinity for more than a dozen years, thereafter becoming a teacher in Milwaukee.

Her services in the schools there covered a periond of forty-four years, after which she retired on pension, following a record as a teacher of fully fifty-eight years.

Thousands of pupils during this period received the benefit of her tutelage and it may be said with euqal truthfulness that many of these owed to her a lasting debt of gratitude.

Miss Slawson always indicated an intelligent and commendable interest in the affairs of this city and its people and aided in promoting those things that made for the community good.

She wrote with much facility and vividness of things historical and has contributed chapters of this nature that add materially to the annals of city and county. She was a lover of books, a wide reader, and wrote both poetry and prose with a facility and elegance that gave pleasure to many.

Miss Slawson leaves surviving her two nephews, Frederick Curtis and Charles A. Slawson, and two nieces, Mrs. Nellie Slawson Dickerson, and Miss Bertha Curtis, of California. Three brothers and a sister beside the parents preceded her in death, vix., Mrs. Frances Curtis, Charles, Eugene and Frederick M. Slawson.

The remains will be bought to Waukesha Wednesday noon and interment will be at Prairie Home cemetery Thursday. Services will be held at Caspar's funeral home, 204 Main Street, at 3 o'clock p.m.

Source given by: Joe Chester

SLAWSON, Anna Augusta (I50905)
Waukesha, Wisconsin May 19, 1887, pg. 1

The Dead Soldiers

names of Soldiers of the Union Army, buried at Waukesha, so far as has been ascertained.


Capt. C.B. Slawson 28

Source Given by Joe Chester 
SLAWSON, Charles Baldwin (I50997)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, January 17, 1901


SLAWSON - Frederic Fitch Slawson, for more than half a century a prominent resident of Waukesha, died at his home on Broadway, Jan. 13, after a long illness, aged 82 years. He was born in Orange County, New York, in April 1817. His ancestors were among the pioneers of Connecticut, settling at Stanford in 1634. He spent his boyhood and youth in the vicinity of the noble Hudson River. In 1837, he married at Newburgh, New York to Sarah J. Lockwood. In 1840, he came to Wisconsin on a tour of inspection with the view of making the west his home. In 1847, he arrived with his family at Waukesha, then Prairieville, and for many years was closely identified with the growth of the village and well known to many old settlers all over the county. he served on the village board, and also held the office of town and village treasurer. He became an Odd Fellow in the early fifties, being one of the first to unite with that order and probably a charter member. As long as he was able to attend the meetings of Prairie Lodge he delighted to do so. he is survived by his wife and two children, F.M. Slawson of this city and Miss A. A. Slawson of Milwaukee. A daughter, Mrs. S.G. Curtis, died in '93, his son, Eugene, in 1896. His eldest son, Capt. Chas. B. Slawson, served with distinction in the 28th Wisconsin during the civil war and died in St. Paul in 1879.
Funeral services for Mr. Slawson were held at the house Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. I.L. Cory. A quartette, Messrs. Hayes, Gaul, Thompson and Trakel, sang. Interment was in Prairie Home cemetery.
In Mr. Slawson's death, Waukesha loses another of its honored pioneers, an honest genial, kind=hearted man, who had few enemies and many friends.

Source: Joe Chester  
SLAWSON, Frederick Fitch (I51384)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, August 21, 1879


A Bright Young Life Cut Short by Suicide.

On last Friday morning Waukesha was thrilled by the news that Mr. Charles Slawson, son of Mr. F. M. Slawson of this place, had committed suicide by shooting himself on a street of the city of St. Paul, where he was a resident, being foreman of the painting department in the railroad car shops. "Charley" was well known and highly esteemed by everybody here, and his death is deeply lamented by his friends at home. The body arrived at Waukesha on Saturday afternoon and the funeral took place on Sunday at his father's house, under conduct of Rev. C. W. Camp. We take the following account of the Coroner's inquest from the St. Paul "Pioneer Press" of last Saturday.

Yesterday's developments added nothing material to the very extended account of the "Pioneer Press" of the Slawson suicide, and what did develop only verified it at all points. Precisely at 10 a.m. Coroner Stein commenced the inquest at the house, 79 Mississippi street, where the deceased had resided. The cottage is very pleasingly and comfortably furnished, and betokens in all its surroundings, a pleasant home.

in the front room by impaneling the following as jurors: H.B. Larson, O. Larson, Joseph Gehr, E.M. Raymond, Alexander Johnson, and W.H. Monk. In the center of the floor of the apartment stood an ice casket, with some simple flowers upon it, in which the mortal remains of the once cheerful and respected Charles B. Slawson were lying. The lid covering the face of the body was opened by the coroner that the jury might view it, and was then closed, there being no necessity for a more minute inspection. The countenance was remarkably placid, the somewhat handsome features being entirely unmarred by any distortion, while the fatal wound, being at the back of the head, was completely hidden from sight, so that there was no visible reminder of his untimely and unseemly taking off. The front room connected by folding doors with another to its rear, and the latter with one to its east, and from the last there proceeded during the whole time the inquest was being held, the irrepressible sobs and moans of the suddenly-widowed and anguish-stricken wife.

was the first witness sworn, and testified that shortly after 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon he was at work on the premises of Mr. S.S. Eaton, on the south-east corner of Wacouta and Ninth streets, where he is employed. he saw the deceased come down Ninth street, turn up Wacouta street and sit down upon the steps of the First Baptist church, after which the witness ceased to observe him. in a very few minutes Johnson heard the report of the shot in the direction of the church, toward which the witness turned and saw the deceased rolling over upon his right side upon the steps, but Johnson neither saw the shot actually fired nor the pistol in the hands of Slawson, and there was no one standing near the latter. Johnson immediately ran to the spot, arriving simultaneously with the two others. The pistol was t the feet of the wounded man, who never spoke at that time.

the next witness, said he was, on the day and hour indicated, reading at his window in his residence, 127 East Tenth street, which is about in the direct rear of the First Baptist church, when he heard the report of a fire-arm, and thought it must be some one discharging gun preparatory to chicken hunting the next day. he took no notice of the fact until he was summoned about two minutes after by a girl, who informed him that a man had shot himself on the church steps. Thither he immediately proceeded and found the deceased rolled over upon his right side upon the first step. Under one of his feet was a revolver, near which was his right hand, the arm being extended. The man was speechless and paid no attention to the physician's inquiries, and he never afterward rallied. The witness probed the wound to about the length of an ordinary pencil, but did not find the bullet, which had probably expended itself on the opposite side of the brain. The wound was straight and clean, and the witness, of course, was satisfied it had caused death. After giving a description of the revolver - exactly corresponding with that of yesterday's "Pioneer Press" - the witness produced the straw hat worn by the deceased. the brim was burnt on the under side near the part which would be over the right ear when on the head, and the inside edge and leather lining were pierced, evidently by the ball, as if the rim had been bent upward when the shot was fired.

by her sister, Mrs. E. Sanford Blake, and took the witness chair. She is a good looking woman, even though her features yesterday betrayed extreme anguish, and her condition bordered upon the hysterical. Her well-rounded figure rises to a little over the medium stature, and her entire presence was prepossessing, apart from the interest attaching to her as the nearest to the dead central figure in the ice chest. Overcoming her choking sobs she said her husband's name was Charles B. Slawson - she spelt the name as here given - and that her own was Mary, and the following conversation ensued between her and the coroner, who acted with great delicacy and courtesy:

"Had you and your husband any trouble?"
"My husband and I never had any trouble," she wailed, rather than spoke, and then broke down into a passionate and uncontrollable fit of weeping and sobbing that was heartrending to hear and witness. She at length became calmer under the soothings of her sister.
"Do you know of any cause for the act?"
"Oh, no! I do not," she moaned, and sank back into her sister's embrace, and was again assuaged.
"Did he ever threaten to commit suicide?"
"Never - only once that looked like it. He used to be dreadfully troubled with neuralgia, and when he was suffering once, he said, "I feel such a pain in the spot that I feel as if I could put a hole through it.'"
Continuing, in answer to various inquiries, and in a more tranquil mood, she narrated that on Wednesday night he had been sleepless and restless from sickness, but he slept for four hours during Thursday, and arose feeling much refreshed and better. he had been troubled for some days with his feet, which had been much swollen, and as he pulled on his boots, he expressed his satisfaction at the swelling having abated. He left the house between two and three o'clock on thursday afternoon, with the intention as he said, of paying his monthly bills, he having received his pay on Wednesday. Mrs. Slawson was then supported out of the room, but never ceased her lamentations.

of the jury was speedily arrived at, and was as follows: "That the deceased came to his death by means of a pistol shot fired by his own hand on the 14th day of August, 1879, between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock, p.m." This closed the coroner's inquest, but the representative of the "Pioneer Press" continued his, and with this intention, lingered in the room, after the coroner and his attendants had departed. Two ladies were in the house,

who were willing participants in an interview. Mrs. Blake is, as above stated, a sister of Mrs. Slawson, and both were especially desirous of having it stated that there was no trouble in the Slawson household. Mr. and Mrs. Slawson were married thirteen years ago near Sparta, Wis., and their married life had been one of extreme happiness throughout that period. As an evidence of this it was averred that at one time, it was Mrs. Slawson's intention to have visited to the home of her parents in Wisconsin, but had foregone that pleasure most cheerfully on account of an attack of sickness prostrating her husband. Mrs. HS. Pomeroy - she was particular regarding the initials - had known then in Milwaukee before their marriage and was quite conclusive in her statements respecting the felicity in the Slawson family, of which she spoke as one having witnessed it since their arrival in St. Paul. "Mrs. Slawson," said she, "has trouble enough without mixing up slanders with it." Both agreed further in averring the only shadow that ever crossed the threshold was the occasional fits of intemperance to which Slawson was addicted. One trifling additional fact was obtained from the widow though Mrs. Blake. The deceased had "laid off" for two days previous to his payment on Wednesday.

The unfortunate Charles B. Slawson was a native of Orange County, New York, whence he removed with his parents, who survive him, to Waukesha, Wis. He continued his residence in that state until six years ago, when he came to St. Paul, having in 1866 married near Sparta, Wis. On his arrival here he immediately obtained employment in the then St. Paul & Pacific railroad shops as a painter, and served as a journeyman for one year. Being an adept at his business he was then promoted to the foremanship of the painting department, and retained that position to the day of his suicide. Whatever may have been his failings, he gained and held the universal esteem of all who knew him. He was quite an active politician, and wielded considerable influence, especially among his fellow workman in the car-shops. Although entertaining strong Republican convictions, he was independent enough to advocate and support the candidacy of men of opposite political views to his own when convinced of their integrity and fitness for official station. He was especially esteemed by the Druids, in which order he held high rank, being the district deputy grand arch of Marco Bonzaris grove, No. 10, of St. Paul. Mr. Slawson died poor, and left no will or other document for posthumous perusal. He was, however, insured for $1,000 in the Druids, and the only money he was known to possess at the time of his death was $15.85 in his pockets.
The deceased, before shooting himself, as traced yesterday by the reporter, seems to have left Hanft's barber shop by Broadway to Seventh street, passing west along the latter. he was noticed by Mr. Millham, newsdealer, 163 East Seventh street, going up that thoroughfare at an unusually rapid rate, and with his face slightly flushed. At the coroner of Sibley and Seventh he entered the store of J.G. Taylor, where he

with which he shot himself. Mr. Taylor was not in at the time, but his clerk, A.M. Waite, was there. Slawson asked for the loan of a revolver, requesting the one he had borrowed some months ago, when as he then stated he was going on St. Anthony Hill and wanted it in case of an emergency. he was informed that pistol was at Mr. Taylor's house, but that Mrs. Taylor would give it to him. He objected to ask her for it as he was a stranger, and the clerk, knowing him well, and that he had borrowed the firearm before, loaded up the "Conqueror" revolver with five short, thirty-two calibre cartridges, although the pistol was adapted to long ones. Thus charged, the weapon was handed to Slawson, who evinced no excitement or intoxication. A few doors above, he visited J.F. Pannell's store, and paid there some borrowed money. Mr. Pannell though Slawson excited, or as if he was just getting over a spree and asked what was the matter, to which Slawson answered he had been unwell. Thence he went to Manning's, as detailed yesterday, and thence to the church steps and to his death.

were in charge of the Druids, Mr. Charles C. Wilson, the secretary of the deceased's grove, having special personal superintendence of them. At seven o'clock in the evening of yesterday, quite a gathering assembled at the house, where Chaplain Robert Smith conducted a simply service of touching prayer. The body was enclosed in an elegant silver- mounted rosewood casket, which was decked with flowers. The Druids provided this handsome last tenement, as well as provided for the widow's transportation to Waukesha, Wis., and return, and that of the body to the same place. She was also advanced money from the same charitable source. In fact, though under the rules of the order they were only required to furnish $50 for funeral expenses, the Druids far exceeded, and simply did all things well. The following brethren of the association acted as pallbearers: W.P. Murray, C.M. Bell, james C. Morrison, Chas. N. Parker, Jr., E.P. Basford and R.J. Thomas. The body was conveyed to the depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad and left on the 8:05 p.m. train for Waukesha, accompanied by the widow and a brother of the deceased, who had arrived by the noon train yesterday.

Source: Joe Chester 
SLAWSON, Charles Baldwin (I50997)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, December 7, 1893, page 7


Mrs. Curtis, wife of Samuel G. Curtis, died at her home on Maple Avenue on Thursday, after a long illness, aged fifty five years. Funeral services were held at the house on Sunday, Rev. P.S. Everett officiating. Of her immediate family a daughter, Bertha, resident with her parents, and a son, Fred, whose home is at Manitee, Col., with Mr. Curtis, survive. Fred was sent for and was present at the funeral. Mrs. Curtis was the daughter of Frederick Slawson, one of our oldest residents. She was born in New York, but had lived here nearly all her life. She had a wide acquaintance and many friends and her death causes deep and general sorrow.

Source: Joe Chester 
SLAWSON, Sarah Frances (I52259)
9342 Wausau Daily Herald - Wausau, Wisconsin

Grace I. Witter

Grace I. Witter, 91, Wausau, formerly of Milwaukee, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late William and Edna (Wolff) Schmitz. On April 20, 1955, she married Jerry Witter in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death.

Grace designed floral arrangements for the family-owned Schmitz Floral Shop and other floral shops in the Milwaukee area for many years. She moved to Wausau in 1993 and has resided here since.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Schaff Funeral Home, 5920 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis. Burial will be in Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Ave., Wausau, and again Thursday from noon until the time of service at the Schaff Funeral Home in Milwaukee. 
SCHMITZ, Grace I. (I48532)
9343 Wayne Hamlin Duell, 73, of Demster Beach Road died Thursday at the home of his daughter in Mexico after a long illness.

Mr. Duell was a life resident of Demster. He was the former owner and operator of the A.C. Duell & Sons sawmill in Demster. Mr. Duell was a 1937 graduate of Cornell University.

Mr. Duell was a member of the New Haven Methodist Church. He was a former president and life member of the Oswego County Leatherstocking Club, a life member of the Gulfbrook Deer Hunting Club of South Colton and a sustaining member of the New York State Conservation Council. He was also a member of the state Region 7 Fish & Wildlife Management Association, secretary and treasurer of the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and a member of the state Trapper's Association and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Darrow; a daughter, Donna Berrigan of Mexico; a son, Wayne ''Wick'' of Mexico; a brother, Neil of Oswego; a sister, Gloria Dimon of Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Frederick Cummings officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.
Contributions may be made to the Upstate New York Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 108 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse, 13201.

Published in the Syracuse Post Standard
Friday July 27, 1990  
DUELL, Wayne Hamlin (I75632)
9344 We learn from the annals of Dorchester, Mass., that William Phelps, the emigrant ancestor of the Phelps family of New England, came to this country in the good ship 'Mary and John' in 1630, with one hundred and forty passengers; most of them were constituent members of the church formed in Plymouth, England, in 1629. On reaching this country they transplated their church in Dorchester in 1630, where they continued to reside until 1635, when the Rev. John Warham and a large majority of the church migrated overland to the Connecticut River, and formed the town of Windsor, in Connecticut, and transplated their church there. Mr. Phelps and wife were prominently active, not only in reorganizing the church, but also in establishing a social centre for their new town. Later on Mr. Phelps rose to prominence and eminence, and was repeatedly chosen Deputy to the General Court, and held other important official positions. He m. 1st, in England (name and date of marriage not recorded), she d. in Windsor. Conn. He m. his second wife in Windsor, Mary Dover, an Englishwoman, in 1638, she d. Nov. 27, 1675. He d. July 14, 1672. PHELPS, William (I44159)
9345 Web posted August 31, 2006
RINGLING -- Graveside services for Donald Wayne Slawson, 66, will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Elmore officiating.

Born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Ringling, Okla., to John Lunsford Slawson and Bessie Miller Slawson, he died on Aug. 28, 2006, in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Terry Dale Slawson, and sisters, Verna Dietrich, Barbara Jones and Roxie Linton.

Raised in Ringling, he attended school here and Zaneis, graduating from Zaneis High School in 1958 as valedictorian and earning a college scholarship. He entered the U.S. Army in 1963, serving honorably for two years overseas in Germany and Spain. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service assigned to the Ardmore office. He retired in 1995 after 30 years of service.

He and Vickie Ann Cox Brown were married on Nov. 15, 1992, in Springer.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Springer; a son, Patrick Slawson, Ardmore; stepson, Adam Brown, Springer; stepdaughter, Heather Bolding, Woodford; sisters, Evelyn Paul, Ringling, and Patty Ann Slawson, Sand Point, Idaho; brothers, Melburn Slawson and wife, Elizabeth, Rush Springs, Johnnie Slawson and wife, Sharon, Shawnee, and Montie Slawson and wife, Savanna, Jimtown; four grandchildren, Nathan, Megan, Brooke and Nickalas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bearers will be Raymond Brintle, Jerry Slawson, Larry Paul, Shawn Slawson, Travis Slawson and Arvin Cox. Honorary bearers will be co-workers from the Ardmore postal service.

Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.

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SLAWSON, Donald Wayne (I86343)
9346 Web site by Tim Grauer. Source (S03557)
9347 Web site: Family Trees of Brockville, Leeds and Greenville, Ontario. Source (S03559)
9348 Webb, Polly, late of Darien, will dated May 30, 1835, 1835, probated July 1, 1835, all to her daughter Adeline A. Little. Executor Son-in-law Henry Little. Witnesses Abram Clock, Benjamin Little, and Warren Little, page 155. July 1, 185, order to advertise for claims, page 156. Inventory taken Aug. 18, 185, by John Weed, Jr., and George J. Bowler, and filed May 28, 1836, page 156.  SCOFIELD, Polly (I72486)
9349 Website of Robert C. Bradley of November 2000. Source (S03560)
9350 Webster Genealogy: John Webster came from Ipswich, England, and was admitted a freeman at Boston, Massachusettts, March 4, 1634. He then went to Ipswich, Massachusettts, and possessed a lot of land which was granted a Mr. Rogers in 1642. He was admitted a commoner by vote of the town February 23, 1644. His occupation was that of a baker. His wife's maiden name was Mary Shatswell, and her home was on the lot adjoining John Webster's. The family subsequently moved to Newbury, Massachusetts.
He died before November 4, 1646, as that was the date when the court made his widow the adminisratrix of his estate. 
WEBSTER, John (I59794)

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