Thursday, December 8, 2016

Brumley Branches - Richard Weik - 2nd Great-Uncle


Richard Weik born to Jacob Weik and Gertrude Huber on January 6, 1849, Mannheim, Baden, Germany. He immigrated with his parents and other siblings in 1854 to America. Jacob and Gertrude settled on a farm in Cedarville, Illinois to raise their family. They had eight children; Edward Albert, Frank W, Otto, Donna Katherine, Louis N, Susanna, John Edward (my great-grandfather), and Richard Weik. Richard is my 2nd great uncle on my father's side of the family.

It is ironic that while I lived in Illinois for close to fifteen years, I knew nothing of all the relatives I was related to until I started working on family genealogy as an adult living in Missouri. It has been with the help of relatives who live in and around Freeport and through my own discoveries that I have discovered these Weik relatives. I doubt my father even knew that he lived so close to his relatives because he never spoke about them. My mother never knew of these relatives as well. 

Richard married Katherine "Kate" Marie Bangasser on December 31, 1872, in Freeport, Illinois. To this union, they had nine children; Albert Jacob, Helen Katherine, Josephine Celestine, Della Anna, Charles Richard, Mary Sophia, Rose Cornelia, Robert Henry, and Edwin Oscar. 

He lived in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois from 1870 to the time of his death on December 16, 1905. He was a wagon maker, and volunteer fireman, which turned into a Captain position for the fire department. He was running a saloon in Freeport at the time of his death. He was only fifty-six years old and died of an apparent heart attack. He was a well-respected man in his community of Freeport.




Saturday, October 8, 2016

Brumley Branches - Mary Nancy Skirvin

Brumley Branches - Mary Nancy Skirvin
Gallatin County, Kentucky



Brumley Branches - Mary Nancy Skirvin is my 3rd great-grandmother and was born in Gallatin County, Kentucky on July 11, 1809. Her parents were Clayton Skirvin and Rebecca Looney. Her siblings are Robert L, Joel J, Louisa C, Alfred L, Rebecca Jane, Henry Clayton, Mary and William C Skirvin.

Mary Nancy Skirvin grew up in Gallatin County where she meant her husband Reuben Nichols and on April 19, 1827, they were married in the county. She was eighteen years old and he was twenty-one years old. She went by Nancy in all the censuses.  

Sometime after their marriage they relocated to Dry Ridge, Grant County, Kentucky where my great-great grandfather was born to them as their first son. Other siblings that joined their family are James Harvey, Mary Jane, John Clayton, William Henry, George Thomas, Francis Marion, Rebecca Margaret, Louisa Susan, Nancy Ann and Sarah Elizabeth. 

By 1836 the family had moved to Quincy, Adams, Illinois but by 1846 the family was living in the area they would call their final home,  Clark County, Missouri. 

Reuben Nichols purchased acreage in 1849 in Clark County, Missouri. The Census of 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 shows the family living in the county.


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On this farmland purchase, he and Nancy started their home for their family. On this property, he also made room for a small cemetery for his family members.

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There is no cause for Nancy or Reuben's death but they died within days of each other. Reuben Abraham Nichols died on December 7, 1888, and Mary Nancy Skirvin Nichols died on December 10, 1888. They are both buried in the small Nichols Family Graveyard near Williamstown in Clark County, Missouri.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Brumley Branches - Reuben Nichols Letter

Brumley Branches - Reuben Nichols Letter
Reuben Nichols


Brumley Branches - Reuben Nichols Letter was written to my mother Nancy Gertrude Brumley Weik on July 26, 1990, by James R Glacking of Libertyville, Lake, Illinois. She had sent a query out for information on my 3rd great-grandfather Reuben Nichols. 

This is the letter he wrote back to her. 

Dear Nancy,
My grandmother was a Mitts. Her father, John Estill Mitts, and your great-great grandfather, Reuben Nichols, were "double cousins". John's father, Adam Mitts, and Reuben's mother, Margaret Nichols, were brother and sister. Reuben's father, Simon Nichols, and John's mother Jane Mitts were brother and sister. How is that to start confusing relationships?

Reuben Nichols married Nancy Skirvin in Gallatin County, Kentucky. Reuben farmed in Grant County, Kentucky. The Family Bible records that while they lived in Grant County, four children were born; Simon, your great-grandfather, on December 14, 1827, James Harvey on October 18, 1829, Mary Jane (Mrs. Samuel Fretwell) on December 3, 1831, and John Clayton on April 14, 1834.

In 1834 or 1835 the family followed relatives and friends to Adams County, Illinois. There four more children were born; William Henry on October 12, 1836, George Thomas on January 28, 1839, Francis Marion on January 9, 1841, and Rebecca Margaret, (Mrs. John Fretwell), on June 18, 1843. 

Another move was in order, in 1844 or 1845 the family moved to Clark County, Missouri. The three youngest children were born there; Louisa Susan, who never married, on February 28, 1846, Nancy Ann, (Mrs. Absalom W Mitts) on March 4, 1849, and Sarah Elizabeth, (Mrs. James Lay), on March 17, 1851. 

Simon Nichols, your great-grandfather, married twice. On July 9, 1853, he married Mary Frances Noel. They had at least five children; William R, John, Mary (Mrs. William Barnes), Elvira, (Mrs. John Hume), and Emma, (Mrs. Allen Stanforth. I would check the 1870 Clark County census to see if another child is listed.

After his first wife's death, he married January 26, 1873, Sarah Francis Douglas. By 1880 they had four daughters; Lorena, Lilly, Gertrude (your grandmother), and Sarah. I would check the Clark County marriage records to see if the marriages of your great aunts are recorded there. 

An abstract of the property transferred to Simon's sister, Nancy Mitts, lists two other children of Simon; Robert Lee and Leonard Sanford. I'd check the Clark and Lewis County, Missouri, 1900 Census to see if you can find them. If Sarah's children, they may still be in her household. You may also discover if Sarah married again. These may be a Soundex index to the 1900 Census. Use it to see if you can locate the two brothers. 

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions. 

Sincerely yours, 

James R Glacking




Friday, September 9, 2016

Brumley Branches - Family Trees and Youth

Brumley Branches - Family Trees and Youth
Reece Handy with his school project
Brumley Branches - Family Trees and Youth, it is never too early in your life to learn about your family tree. My grandson Reece had to complete a school project this past week. The request went out to all the relatives to please send a picture of themselves so that he could finish his project. His second-grade teacher had given him the assignment of making a family tree. He worked hard on his project and as the picture shows he has many people in his family tree that he cares about and who makes a difference in his life every day. I would like to thank his teacher for such a great assignment. 

Family trees not only show us who we are related too, but who is our support system throughout life. They are the people who show us how to play baseball or soccer. The people who are there when we have a bad day or a good day. Family tree members are the ones we vacation with or go to sporting events. They are cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents, and parents and we cannot leave out our pets for they are also family.

Each one of us creates memories with family tree members who last a lifetime. The people who taught us how to fish, how to ride a bike, how to jump rope or how to be a great person. They love us and want us to be the best we can be. 

We need the family tree to see how fortunate we are to have so many people involved in our lives and sometimes it takes a school project to see it up close. It gives us a direction of where we come from and where we are going in our life.

Memories with our family tree members will forever be a part of us, as we start our own family tree one day. Those things we learned when we were young will be passed down to our own children. Reece's family tree is an example of how he can visualize how special he really is to his family. Great job Reece!!!!

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Brumley Branches - Labor Day and Our Ancestors


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Brumley Branches - Labor Day and our ancestors. In the United States, it is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is in honor of the American labor movement and celebrates the workers who have made this country strong and prosperous, and for the well-being of the country. As the trade unions and labor movements grew in the 19th Century unionists wanted to create a day of celebration for the laborers in the United States. Labor Day became an official Federal holiday in 1894.

Our ancestors were hard working people with many skills. These skills have been passed down from generation to generation. I am always interested in looking at the census and reading what they did for a living. Many were farmers in my family which meant they worked from sun up to sun down to provide food for not only their own families but for people all over the United States.

There were other occupations that were of interest as well. I had relatives that were Coopers. What is a Cooper? A cooper is someone who makes wooden vessels, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of Cooper's work would be barrels, buckets, tubs or butter churns.

My grandfather was a carpenter. He worked on various jobs around Kansas City. He always took pride in this work. 

I had several relatives that made their living working for the various railroads around the United States. It was also a hard job to do because at times they would have to leave their families to work on an assignment far from home. Railroad work at least had a pension program to help out after they retired from the railroad.

I had a great uncle in Chicago who was in the Ice Manufacturing business for several years. My great-great grandfather was a Ferryman before he signed up for the Civil War Draft. 

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My father worked in the Steel Fabrication business that made steel structures such as gymnasiums that are still standing today.

No matter what job your ancestor had they made sure that they passed down their skills to their children. It is these skills that have shaped our America today. We owe these skilled workers a thank you for all that they do for us every day of the week.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Brumley Branches - Marion Abraham Sells

Brumley Branches - Marion Abraham Sells
Left to right: Marion Abraham, Mable Sells-Doyle, Emanuel Sells, child Alfreda Doyle
Brumley Branches - Marion Abraham Sells was my great-great-grandfather. He was born to Elijah Sells and Phoebe Walker on July 10, 1842, in the Des Moines Territory, Iowa. His siblings were; Sarah Elizabeth, Susannah, and Gideon Phillip Sells. His mother died in 1845. Elijah was now a widower and raising a family by himself. 

His father married a second time to Frances Cox in 1848 in the Des Moines Territory. This union gave Marion half-brothers and sisters; Rachel, Lucinda Jane, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington Sells.

Marion's family remained in and around the Des Moines Territory for many years. In the 1860 Census, they had moved to Chambersburg, Clark, Missouri. 

On the 1900 Missouri Census, it states that Marion and his wife Samaria Thompson-Traister were married in 1862. It shows they had 13 children and that is correct. It is the marriage date that is confusing. The marriage record below states they were married on May 30, 1869, in Clark County, Missouri, but I have been unable to find the marriage record for 1862. On this census, it says they were married 38 years and that would be correct as of the children's birth dates. So I am not quite sure why the dates are different.


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Marion and Samaria Marriage Record

Children born to this union were; Sarah Maria, Marion Emanuel, Dorcus Ann, Columbus (my great-grandfather), Elijah, Samaria Alice, Amos, Edith Mary Lucretia, Liewedith, Dollie, Lottie, Grover Cleveland, and John Wesley Sells.

As the Civil War broke out, Marion signed up for the draft, he enlisted June of 1863 in Iowa. He was a farmer and twenty-one years old. I don't think he served in the Civil War, I have not been able to find any other record but the enlistment record below.

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Civil War Draft Registration 



By the Census of 1880, they still were living in Clark County, Missouri near Chambersburg. In 1910, in Lincoln, Missouri he was living with his son Elijah and his family, he was listed as a widower. By the 1920 Census he was now living with his daughter Edith Sells Hopp in Lincoln he was seventy-seven years old.

On December 22, 1924, Marion Abraham Sells died in Chambersburg, Missouri and is buried in the Chambersburg Cemetery. He was eighty-two years old. Other family members are buried there as well.


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Brumley Branches - Columbus Sells

Brumley Branches - Columbus Sells
Emanuel, Columbus and Elijah Sells

Brumley Branches - Columbus Sells was my great-grandfather. He was born on October 30, 1869, to Marion Abraham Elijah Sells and Samaria Alice Thompson-Sheets in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri. His other siblings were Marion Emanuel, Darcus Anna, Elijah Marion, Samaria, Edith Mary Lucretia, Grover Cleveland and John Wesley Sells.

The Missouri Census says his family remained in Clark County for many years from 1869 until 1896 in different small towns within the county. Kahoka, Jefferson, and Chambersburg is where the family lived. 

On November 14, 1894, in Kahoka, Missouri he married my great-grandmother, Gertrude W Nichols. On the 1900 Missouri Census, Columbus and Gertrude were living in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa and that is where my grandmother, Nellie Opal Sells was born.

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In 1905 they were living in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, and by 1910 they were living Union, Laclede, Missouri. Gertrude died on November 19, 1919, and they were living in Springfield, Greene, Missouri at the time of her death. 

After his wife's death, he remained in Springfield. On the Kansas State Census Columbus was working as a laborer living alone in 1925. The 1930 Census finds him as an inmate in the Jackson County, Missouri Home for the Aged & Infirm (Homeless Poor Farm), the census was taken April 15, 1930.

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Jackson County, Missouri Poor Farm for the Homeless and Infirm

It was later that year in October that his brother Grover and his wife came to visit from Fort Madison. They found him in a confused state and not in a healthy state. It was at that time they removed him from the Poor Farm and took him to the St. Joseph Psychiatric Rehab Hospital for treatment. He remained in the hospital until his death on May 16, 1932. He died of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis and Bronchial Pneumonia. He was buried on the hospital grounds.

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St. Joseph State Hospital Cemetery in Missouri

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Brumley Branches - Ralph Henry C Cox - 2nd Great Grandfather

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Brumley Branches - Ralph H C Cox, my 2nd great-grandfather was born to Jesse Cox, Sr. and Elizabeth Clark March 2, 1822, in Lincoln County, Missouri. He was their first born son, other siblings were William Timothy, James M, Sarah, Mary Jane and Elizabeth Ellen Cox. 

He also had a half-brother Jesse Newton and half-sisters Nancy Emily and Sarah Hannah Cox from his father's second marriage after his mother died. 

He grew up in Lincoln County for most of his life. He was twenty-four when he took Nancy Elizabeth Baugh for his wife. They were married in St. Charles County, Missouri on December 15, 1846.

Soon after they started their family. Their first born child was Sarah Elizabeth, followed by Thomas Henry, Sophia Jane, Jesse, Mary Ellen, James William, Ralph Henry, Annie Perlina and my great-grandmother Nancy Katherine "Katie" Cox.

On June 10, 1850, he purchased forty acres of land in Lincoln County. 


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The Civil War was beginning and with that came the draft registration. Ralph was forty-one years old on July 1, 1863, when he signed up for the draft. He served in 37th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union) Company A with Captains Joseph B. Howell, and William C. Teague in Lincoln County.


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After the war, he returned to his family and to Lincoln County near Bedford. In the 1880 Census, he had moved his family to Maries County, Missouri and purchased 160 acres of land by 1882.


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He and his family remained in Miller, Maries County through the Census of 1900. It is not clear the reason the family moved to southern Missouri.

Ralph was eighty-five years old when he died on July 16, 1907, in Dixon, Pulaski, Missouri. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Maries County.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brumley Branches - Nancy Elizabeth Baugh Cox

Brumley Branches - Nancy Elizabeth Baugh Cox
Nancy E Baugh Cox and Bessie and Eva
Brumley Branches - Nancy Elizabeth Baugh Cox was my great-great grandmother. Nancy was born to John Henry Baugh and Sarah Elizabeth Higgenbotham in January 1828 in North Carolina. Her known siblings are Mary Ann 1819, John C 1825 and Samuel Valentine Baugh 1833.

It is not known when her family began to move westward to settle in the Lincoln County, Missouri area but it was before 1846. She meant her future husband Ralph H C Cox and they were married on December 15, 1846, in St. Charles County, Missouri.

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Ralph and Nancy Marriage 

They started their family in 1848 when Sarah Elizabeth was born. Siblings that followed are; Thomas Henry, Sophia Jane, Jesse, Mary Ellen, James William, Ralph Henry, Anna Perlina and Nancy Katherine Cox (my great-grandmother).

They lived in Bedford, Lincoln, Missouri from 1848 until sometime between 1870 and 1880. The 1880 Missouri Census shows them residing in Miller, Maries, Missouri.

In 1896 their son James William Cox married Nancy Clementine Laney. They had two girls before 1900, Nancy Elizabeth "Bessie" and Sarah Evaline Cox. On October 26, 1896, at the young age of 29 Clementine "Tina" died of brain fever. This left James with two very small children to raise by himself. Nancy and Ralph took on the challenge of helping James raise his two small girls. 

The 1900 Census showed that Nancy and Ralph were still living in Miller. On July 16, 1907, Ralph died and at that time they were living in Dixon, Pulaski County, Missouri. Nancy was 79 years old and now a widow.

In the 1910 Census, it shows she was 82 living in Pulaski County with the girls now 13 and 15. Sometime between the 1910 and 1920 Census she was living with James as she was 92 years old in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas. James was taking care of her now because she had helped raise his girls. 

Nancy Elizabeth Baugh Cox died sometime in 1920 and is buried in Galena, Kansas next to her son James William Cox. She outlived most of her family and was a giving mother who always knew the most important thing to her was her family.


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Several years ago I corresponded with a daughter of one of the girls in the above picture. She said her mother shared countless stories of the dedication Nancy showed her family.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Brumley Branches - Nancy Katherine Cox Brumley

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Nancy Katherine Cox Brumley
Brumley Branches - Nancy Katherine Cox Brumley was my great-grandmother. She was born in September 1870 in Bedford, Lincoln, Missouri.  She went by Katie. Her parents were Ralph H C Cox and Nancy Elizabeth Baugh. She was the last child out of nine children born to this family; Sarah Elizabeth, Thomas Henry, Sophia Jane, Jessie M, Mary Ellen, James William, Ralph H, and Annie Perlina.

On the Missouri 1880 Census, her family had moved to Miller, Maries, Missouri. Katie was twenty-four years old when on January 13, 1895, she married my great-grandfather, Isaac Walter Brumley in Maries County. On the marriage license document, you will see that Willis Brumley had to give consent for Walter to marry because he was under age at the time.



They started their family by the birth of my grandfather, John Leo Brumley in 1895 and then five other siblings; William Ralph, Thomas Clinton, Nancy Beatrice (Bea), Henry Elmer Raymond and Walter Willis Brumley. 

Over the years the family resided in Maries, Osage, Pulaski Counties in Missouri. Walter worked odd jobs and finally went to work for the railroad. During this time Katie became ill that progressed into Pellegra.

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It is not known how long Katie had Pellegra but on her Death Certificate, it states, she entered the Missouri State Hospital #3 on July 9, 1912. It is unclear why Walter did not answer the questions on the certificate. Someone from the hospital did that and just about everything said unknown. She was there one month and eighteen days and died on August 28, 1912, at the age of 43 years old. 

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Missouri State Hospital #3 in Neveda, Vernon, Missouri






 
The mystery surrounding her death has been a long-standing question for years as my mother and I have looked for her gravesite with no luck. Two unknown relatives that we discovered in the early 1980's did not even want to discuss it with us as we were gathering genealogy information. All they told us is where she was at the time of her death. Mental illness was not talked about in the last century as it is today. People did not want other people to know they had someone in their family with mental illness. 

At the bottom of the death certificate, is says place of burial was Dixon, Pulaski, Missouri. Relatives have stated that she was buried in Fairview Cemetery near Laquey and Hanna. I have no evidence that she is buried in this cemetery. There is a cemetery at the at the State Hospital but very few records of who is buried in there. My mother, Nancy Gertrude Brumley Weik was unable to find her grave several years ago when she traveled with her sister and brothers to locate her burial place. So it remains a mystery for now.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Willis Brumley - Hard Nut to Crack

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Willis Brumley - Kenner Cemetery in Maries Co. Missouri
Willis Brumley - Hard Nut to Crack and I say this because he has been one of my most difficult relatives to figure out. I have been on his trail since the early 1980's as my mother, Nancy Gertrude Brumley Weik and I tried to put the pieces of his life together. We had some success but now it is just myself trying to put this jigsaw puzzle together. The information I gather just leads to more questions than answers. I am going to share what I have in hopes that someone will read this and contact me that knows anything about Willis Brumley.


Willis is my 2nd great grandfather he was born about 1824 in Missouri. At this writing, I think his parents were James Brumley and Eleanor "Nellie" Crismon, but I have no concrete evidence that connects him to James. 
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Marriage Record of Willis Brumley and Mary Johns

Willis was married to his first wife, Mary "Polly" Johns on February 25, 1844, in Gasconade County, Missouri. They had four children together, William "Bill" 1847, Nancy Ann "Aunt Coon" 1850, Amanda Elizabeth "Mandie" 1855 and John Brumley 1860. It is not clear if Polly died after giving birth to her last child John or if it was a later date. I have been unable to find her gravesite or any of her relatives over the years. So that is my first question mark on Willis.

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Willis signing up for the Civil War 1863
I do know in July of 1863 in Saint Louis he signed up for the Civil War and it stated that he was a widower with children and acerage living in Mount Sterling, Gasconade, Missouri. I have been unable to find if he actually served in the Civil War, probably because he had too many obligations at the time or could find no one to take care of his children. Polly Johns Brumley must have died between 1860-1863.

On June 12, 1864 he married for the second time to Sarah Lane/Jane Shockley in Gasconade County. I have discovered no children born to this union. I have no more information on her except the marriage record. Another question mark for Willis.

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Willis Brumley and Sarah Shockley Marriage
Willis married for the third time to Nancy J Vaughn-Lowery/Loughry-Lewis/Louis on September 26, 1868 in Osage County, Missouri. Willis and Nancy had two children, Alice Florence 1869 and my great-grandfather, Isaac Walter Brumley in 1875. Nancy had other children from her prior two marriages, Edward, Martha and Charlesann "Annie" Loughry and Julia E Lewis/Louis. 

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Willis Brumley and Nancy J Vaughn-Loughry-Lewis Marriage

I think Willis was working on the railroad when they traveled to Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska and where Walter was born. I don't know what happened to Nancy if she died or they divorced or if she remained in Nebraska. I have not found a gravesite or any marriage after Walter.

This is where it really gets tricky. Willis married for the fourth time to Delanie Foster Harris on February 22, 1874 in Osage County, Missouri. 

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Willis Brumley and Delanie Foster Harris Marriage
It states on Walter's Death Certificate that he was born in 1875 but that he married Delanie in 1874. Walter's third wife is the one who filled out the information at the time of his death so she may not have known the correct year.

I have determined that Willis must have died sometime around 1899 in Maries County, Missouri. There is no information of dates on his headstone. I do not find him on any census after 1900. I wish I had a picture of him but I have found none to this date.


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