Father: Timothy Perkins
Mother: Mary Ann Sturgeon/Sturgell/Sturgill?
Spouse: Miles Cogdill - b: 21/Mar/1836 - Clay Co.,
d: 26/Jun/1872 - Gentry Co., MO - bur: Cooper Cem., Cooper Twp.
m: 26/Sep/1856 - Gentry Co., MO
Child-1: Susan Emily - b: 15/Jul/1857 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 11/May/1922 - Fall River Co., SD - bur: Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY
m: Francis Marion Boner - 1/Jan/1879 - Island City, Jackson Twp., Gentry Co., MO
2: Thomas M. - b: 5/Feb/1860 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 30/Nov/1880 - bur: Cooper Cem., Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO
3: John William - b: 4/Oct/1861 - Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO
d: 9/Jul/1947 - Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO - bur: High Ridge Cem.
m: Elizabeth Cly McGee - 11/Jun/1882 - Gentry Co., MO
4: Martha E. - b: Jan/1864 - Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO
d: 1/Apr/1870 - bur: Cooper Cem., Gentry Co., MO
5: George K. - b: 22/May/1866 - Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO
d: 24/Jun/1936 - Chadron, Dawes Co., NE - bur: Greenwood Cem.
m: Eva Emma Clark - 20/Mar/1892 - Antelope Valley, Dawes Co., NE
6: Mary E. - b: 15/Apr/1868 - Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO
d: 2/Mar/1895 - Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS - bur: Oak Grove Cem.
m: Ora Brady Underwood - 29/Apr/1884
7: Margaret - b: May/1870 - Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO - nra: 1870
8: Missouri Anne (Doll) - b: 12/Sep/1872 - Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO
d: 3/Mar/1960 - bur: Park Hill Cem., Vancouver, Clark Co., WA
m: William Melvin Wilson - 22/Apr/1889 - Chadron, Dawes Co., NE
m: William J. Sturm
An original manuscript family register indicates that Eliza Perkins was born on August 15, 1837, probably in Bureau County, Illinois, but possibly in Lee County, and that she was the youngest daughter of Timothy and Mary Ann Perkins. Accordingly, she moved as a child, perhaps, of six or seven years of age, to Gentry County, Missouri, with other members of her family and, subsequently, married Miles Cogdill in this locality on September 26, 1856. Indeed, it is evident from the census population schedule of 1860 that she and her husband were then resident in Gentry County with two small children and, moreover, were living in the household of his parents, William and Susan Harrington Cogdill. Even so, on October 30, 1857, Miles Cogdill was issued a land patent for a one hundred and twenty acre tract in Gentry County, which is located along Moccasin Creek three or four miles northwest of the present town of Stanberry.1 Concomitantly, family tradition indicates this as the exact location of the birth of Miles and Eliza's niece, Delilah Russell, daughter of Lewis and Mary Ann Russell; however, she was born in 1852, which was five years before the patent issued. This suggests that, as was common practice within pioneer families, Lewis and Mary Ann Russell first settled on this parcel and, subsequently, gave or sold their interest to their close relatives, Miles and Eliza Cogdill. Of course, this is merely speculation and other explanations are possible. Furthermore, Miles and Eliza Cogdill apparently did not accompany other members of the Perkins and Russell families when they moved to the Kansas Territory a few years before the Civil War.Source Notes and Citations:
Archived Missouri military records affirm that Miles Cogdill served with the Union during the Civil War. He first enlisted as a private in Company A of the "Gentry County Home Guard" on September 1, 1861, under the command of Captain Stockton and served for twenty-one days. This regiment was organized under the authority of General Nathaniel Lyon in June of 1861 to guard the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad and was reportedly posted to DeKalb, Clinton, Caldwell, Buchanan, Gentry, Worth, Clay, Andrew, and Platte Counties and skirmished with Confederates at Liberty in Clay County on September 17th. They were then mustered out, but on October 5th, records indicate that Miles was enrolled as a private in "Albin's Battalion Six Month Militia" and was honorably discharged February 13, 1862. This was probably, again, a local home guard unit. Miles Cogdill and his brother-in-law, John H. Perkins, both enlisted in Company E of the Thirty-first Regiment of Enrolled Missouri Militia at Albany on August 1, 1862. John was relieved from duty the following January, and seems to have gone home, but Miles was apparently transferred to Company F. The records are somewhat confusing, but it appears that Miles was relieved from duty and ordered back into service several times throughout late 1863 and most of 1864. Again, this was probably for local service in northwestern Missouri. He was relieved from the Thirty-first Militia Regiment for the last time on November 15, 1864; however, a few days later on November 22nd, again, with his brother-in-law, John Perkins, Miles Cogdill enlisted, this time in the Thirty-ninth Missouri Volunteer Infantry.2 This regiment evidently remained in active service until after the close of the war. Records further indicate that both men were mustered out at Benton Barracks near St. Louis on May 17, 1865. Presumably Eliza Perkins Cogdill remained at home in Gentry County during Miles' absences for military service. Census records of 1870 indicate that Miles and Eliza were resident in Cooper Township and then had seven living children. Concomitantly, an atlas of Gentry County published in 1877 indicates that they owned sixty acres about three miles south of the present town of Stanberry.3 Even so, Miles Cogdill died in the summer of 1872 and was buried in Cooper Cemetery. It is believed that Eliza Perkins Cogdill was an early member of the Island City Christian Church. As indicated by the population schedule of the 1880 US Census for Gentry County, Missouri, Eliza presumably continued living on the family farm with her children. She died on July 4, 1885, and was buried with her husband in Cooper Cemetery. Many descendants of Miles and Eliza Cogdill continue to reside in Gentry County and are represented in a number of local families. Alternatively, several of their children later migrated westward to the Great Plains of Nebraska and Wyoming.4,5
1. The United States of America; Certificate No. 22,920; To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Miles Cogdill of Gentry County, Missouri, has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Plattsburg whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Miles Cogdill according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of Public Lands," for the East half of the north west quarter and north west quarter of the north East quarter of Section twenty three, in Township Sixty three of Range thirty three in the District of Lands subject to sale at Plattsburg Missouri containing One hundred and twenty acres according to the official plat of the Survey of the said Lands returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tracts have been purchased by the said Miles Cogdill; Now know ye, that the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress in such case made and provided, Have Given and Granted, and by these presents Do Give and Grant, unto the said Miles Cogdill and to his heirs, the said tracts above described: To have and to hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, to the said Miles Cogdill and to his heirs and assigns forever. In Testimony Whereof, I, James Buchanan, President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the thirtieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty second. By The President: James Buchanan; By Wm Flinn asst Secretary; J. N. Granger Recorder of the General Land Office (US Land Patent Certificate No. 22920; MO, Vol. 477, pg. 466, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC, issued 30 Oct 1857. (BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx, 2016.))
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2.Civil War Military Service Records, National Archives, Washington DC, (microfilm: roll M390_9). (Database searchable online at Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service, www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm, 2004.)
Miles Cogdill, Private, Thirty-ninth Regiment, Missouri Infantry
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3. Edwards Brothers of Missouri, Historical Atlas of Gentry County, Missouri, Philadelphia, PA, 1877.
M. Cogdill: 1) Twp. 62 N; Rng. 32 W; Sec. 18; SE¼ of NW¼ - 40 acres. 2) Twp. 62 N; Rng. 33 W; Sec. 13; S½ of SE¼ of SE¼ - 20 acres.
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4. Grant L. Shumway, History of Western Nebraska and Its People - Vol. III, Western Publishing & Engraving Co., Lincoln, NE, 1921: pgs. 697-700. Exerpted from a short biographical sketch of George K. Cogdill:
"GEORGE K. COGDILL, horseman, rancher and groceryman, was born in Gentry county, Missouri, May 22, 1866, the fifth in a family of seven children, three boys and four girls. His father, Miles Cogdill, died when George was at the age of five years. Miles Cogdill was also born in the state of Missouri and was, by occupation, a farmer and blacksmith. George's mother, a Miss Eliza Perkins, with her parents emigrated from Illinois to Missouri and there married Miles Cogdill and thus the beginning of our subject and surroundings that well qualified him for the life he was destined to live. At the age of eight years he began to cast about and through perhaps the adventurous disposition that was his, worked at the grocery store and on the farm making what spending money he could and attending the district schools until he was about twelve years old. He was a lover of good books and received much knowledge from them. About this time, he and a cousin of the same name and about the same age were herding cattle on the Empire Prairie, a tent being their only shelter. One Sunday afternoon, when a dark cloud appeared in the west, the boys watched it as they rode about their cattle and before they realized their situation, they were nearly in the midst of one of the worst cyclones that ever struck Missouri, missing the boys but a short distance. For the next five or six years George worked on the farm raising stock, having developed a love for stock, especially horses, and when about eighteen years of age, his mother died, and the following fall, 1884, he drifted west to Valentine, Nebraska, falling in with a freight outfit and walking most of the way still farther west to Bordeaux Creek, stopping at Mr. and Mrs. Boner's, in Sioux county, now Dawes county, where for the next several years, it was his home when in Dawes county. He stayed there about a month and at that time had the pleasant experience of being almost run over by a Black Tail deer. He liked this part of the country as there were plenty of both small and big game ... George worked on the roundup two seasons and learned the ways of handling stock in Wyoming, and in the spring of 1888, George, with a good saddle horse and Tom Lockett with his team, headed their horses west on a trip across the continental divide to Idaho. Arriving at Lusk, Wyoming, they fell in with a man by the name of Joe Rogers, who had a team and wagon, so George, Joe and Tom pulled on together and when near Glenrock, Wyoming, one rainy evening they camped in an old shack at the protest of George, as they had tents, and a few days later, when at Casper, Wyoming they got word that the old shack had been damaged by fire, so not having time to fight the imputation of wrong doing, they paid $13.50 each, so leaving Tom at Casper, George and Joe headed their horses toward the setting sun and when reaching the Sweetwater country, George was taken seriously sick. Joe did all he could for him and finally told him he would have to cross the high divide if he didn't get a doctor, who was at Casper, seventy-five miles away.
George refused to have a doctor or even to be moved to the ranch where Joe had insisted on taking him, and after lying there in a tent for a week or ten days he finally got well, but the trip to Idaho was abandoned and George and Joe went to work at the U T Cow Ranch on Sweetwater river near Devil's Gate. George rode over this part of the country on the roundup and a few days after starting north at Pine Mountain about five o'clock one evening, missed his private saddle horse that was running in the saddle horse herd, and suspected that he had been stolen. He made a short circle over the country, and struck the trail of the horse, discovering the horse was headed east. The horse was shod and consequently more easily followed and so he followed the trail rapidly until dark, as the trail entered a steep gulch. He then pulled the saddle from his horse, tied one end of the saddle rope to the front foot of the horse and the other end to the saddle horn and using the saddle for a pillow, dropped onto his blanket and caught what little sleep he could, with the sharp bark of the coyote ringing in his cars as he drifted off to dreamland. The next morning when it was light enough to see the trail and after following it for four or five hours, a large cow herd so obliterated the horse's tracks that he could not pick it up again, and after riding into Casper no clue to the horse was found. The next morning, realizing his cow camp had moved, he did not attempt to go back over the same trail, but took a short cut across the rolling prairie, his cowboy training standing him in good stead, and at dusk he rode into camp, having traveled a distance of one hundred and fifty miles.
On the trail George had many thrilling experiences and when at the ranch of the U M Cattle Company, branding and turning over cattle, he narrowly escaped being gored to death by a Texas cow but had the presence of mind to throw himself on the ground as the cow stumbled over him, and in the fall of 1889 George and Lew Spaulding saddled their private horses and rode to Casper. As they jogged down the Sweetwater valley they were talking of the past and what she could tell, if she could only talk, and nearing Fish Creek, they could see the surroundings and talked of the hanging of Cattle Kate and a man by the name of Avery, which had happened a short time before. During the following year he worked for the L O and other cattle outfits and drifted back and forth from the cattle country to his home on Bordeaux Creek, where he filed on a homestead in 1890 and in 1891 went back up the trail with the outfit from Orin junction, Wyoming, to Red Water, Montana. This trip was more clouds than sushine(sic)-riding all day and standing two hours night guard. This herd was made up of from two to four year old steers partly unbranded and when laying over a day or making an early camp, the boys would rope and brand cattle for past time. It rained the first two or three days out and while branding cattle one evening, a boy had his horse jerked down on him breaking his collar bone and two ribs. A few days later, while the outfit was on the move, they got the news of Tom Wagner, who had been hung to a limb, which was about ten miles away. On the 14th of July, north of the Cheyenne river on the head of Lodge Pole, George and two other boys were caught in a terrific hail storm and as they drifted along together and as the hail became unbearable George reached down for his ladigo straps, slips off of his horse and in a few seconds had his saddle over his head. As he peeked out from under his saddle he saw the other boys had done likewise, and then took his forty-five and fired two shots into the air and was answered back with the same report.
One evening on the Little Missouri River a grey wolf got up and they gave chase, and George roped the ugly loafer. They stretched him out, ear marked him and gave him his liberty.
When the Yellowstone was finally reached, considerable trouble was experienced that we haven't space to describe, and after crossing and striking the Red Water range, which was a broad rolling prairie and the land of beef cattle--this was a rainy, foggy morning, here the herd was divided into three bunches and driven off in different directions to be turned loose. George and Tom Berry, a man who was acquainted with this part of the country, took one bunch of the cattle and drove them northwest, turning them loose on Muddy Creek and then started for Alkali Springs, where the mess wagon had camped. This was about twenty miles from the ranch and Tom got lost and they wandered ground for about six hours, finally riding into camp about three o'clock in the afternoon, the outfit moving on into the ranch the next morning. About the fifteenth of July they began shipping beef cattle, making four shipments of eight hundred head each, having to cross either the Yellowstone or the Big Missouri with each shipment to get to the railroad. On reaching the Big Missouri on one of these drives, George took his horse and crossed the river to hold the cattle up and on reaching the opposite bank his horse kept bogging down, while the boys cheered from the other side and it was plain to see that they couldn't cross the cattle. George re-crossed the river and the cattle were thrown back for a week for the bank to dry off, and George had charge of the outfit as they moved back to the ranch. Finally at the close of the last shipment, which they drove to Fallon, near Glendive, Montana, George bade good-bye to the boys and went to Chicago with that train load of cattle and on the way back he visited his old home in the land of the blue grass, at Stanberry, Missouri. He stopped there only a few days and then come on to Chadron and his homestead on Bordeaux Creek and the following March 20, 1892, he was happily married to Miss Eva Clark at the home of the bride's parents in Antelope Valley in Dawes county.
Mrs. Cogdill was the third child in a family of nine children, seven girls and two boys, and at the time she was married to Mr. Cogdill, was a school teacher. During the time that Mr. Clark and his family have lived in Dawes county, they have built up one of the finest ranches in the country and he and his good wife have retired and now live on 'Easy Street' in Hay Springs, Nebarska(sic).
After his marriage, Mr. Cogdill and his wife moved upon his homestead on Bordeaux Creek and for the succeeding six years, to keep the wolf from the door, he cut wood and hauled logs from Pine Ridge to the Wilson saw mill on Bordeaux Creek, giving one third of the finished lumber for having it sawed, and hauled his wood twelve miles to Chadron--receiving ten dollars per thousand for the lumber and two dollars and a quarter per cord for the wood, during those years. He then changed the style of his business to pasturing and breaking horses for the neighbors and others that lacked the nerve or inclination to do it for themselves, his cowboy training standing him in good stead for this sort of work and which business he followed for several years. At one time he nearly lost his life riding a wild horse that ran away with him and into a barb wife fence. The wire caught on the stirrup, turning the saddle with his foot in the stirrup, and his boot pulled off, letting his foot out or he would have been dragged to death.
During these years he also worked into a small herd of cattle and horses and bought adjoining deeded land until in 1919 he owned fifteen hundred and sixty acres of well improved deeded land with a very substantial herd of good stock and ranch equipment, which he and his good wife sold for a life's fair financial competence and concluded to take a rest for a year.
Mr. and Mrs. Cogdill have seven children: Denver R. Cogdill, now married, living at Hat Creek, Wyoming; Hazel Munkres (nee Cogdill), married, Chadron, Nebraska; Edna Hoke (nee Cogdill), married, Chadron, Nebraska; William Dale Cogdill, mechanic, single, living with parents; Raymond Cogdill, at home with parents, State Normal student; Helen G. Cogdill, student at State Normal; Mary E. Codgill(sic), student at Chadron high school.
The following spring after the sale of the old home ranch, Mr. and Mrs. Codgill(sic), with their three youngest children, Raymond, Helen and Mary, drove to the Pacific coast for a pleasure trip, shipping down the Columbia River twenty miles and on the way back from the Pacific Coast, shipped from Bremerton across the canal or bay, a distance of 19 miles, to Seattle returning home by way of Yellowstone Park and in order to partially satisfy his restless spirit for industry, with his son-in-law, John Hoke, Mr. Codgill(sic) purchased the Beghtol grocery stock in Chadron at 231 Main Street, and we predict a successful business career and a full share of the public patronage for them. Mr. Cogdill owns a modern home in Chadron and he and his estimable wife are among the best families in Dawes county. Mrs. Codgill(sic) takes an active part in the social functions among the ladies of the city and George is certainly finding pleasure in selling that which satisfies the inner man, as he did when a small boy." (Sandy Smith (tr), NEGenWeb Project Resource Center, On-Line Library, www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/hwnep/voliii/hwnp697.htm, 2003)
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5. Descendants of Miles and Eliza Perkins Cogdill are identified from civil and census records as well as oral family tradition and genealogical information compiled by various researchers of the Cogdill family:
Miles Cogdill*, born 21 Mar 1836 in Clay Co., MO, died 26 Jun 1872 in Gentry County, MO, buried Cooper Cem. He married on 26 Sep 1856 in Gentry Co., MO, Eliza A. Perkins, born 15 Aug 1837 in Bureau Co., IL. died 4 Jul 1885 in Gentry County, MO, buried Cooper Cem. She was a daughter of Timothy Perkins.1. Susan Emily Cogdill, born 15 Jul 1857 in Gentry Co., MO, died 11 May 1922 in Fall River Co., SD, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY; married on 1 Jan 1879 in Gentry Co., MO, Francis Marion Boner**, born 8 May 1856 in CA, died 10 Oct 1945 in Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem.*Various researchers assert that Miles Cogdill was "was born 3 March 1835 in Clay County, Missouri, and died 26 June 1872 in Stanberry". Any reference to Stanberry is an anachronism since the town was not platted until 1879. Moreover, the proposed date of Miles' birth does not agree with his age as inscribed on his tombstone, viz., "36Y. 3M. 5D."
2. Thomas M. Cogdill, born 5 Feb 1860 in Gentry Co., MO, died 30 Nov 1880, buried Cooper Cem., Cooper Twp. Gentry Co., MO.
3. John William Cogdill#, born 4 Oct 1861 in Cooper Twp., Gentry County, MO, died 9 Jul 1947, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO; married Elizabeth Cly McKee, born 12 Mar 1865 in Fayette, Howard Co., MO, and died 15 Mar 1936 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem.
4. Martha E. Cogdill, born Jan 1864, Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 1 Apr 1870, buried Cooper Cem., Gentry Co;, MO.
5. George K. Cogdill, born 22 May 1866 in Gentry Co., MO, died 24 Jun 1936 in Chadron, Dawes Co., NE, buried Greenwood Cem.; married on 20 Mar 1892 in Dawes Co., NE, Eva Emma Clark, born 8 Oct 1873 at Albert Lea, MN, died 5 Feb 1974, buried Greenwood Cem., Chadron, Dawes Co., NE.
6. Mary E. Cogdill, born 15 Apr 1868 in Gentry Co., MO, died 2 Mar 1895 in Bourbon Co., KS, buried Oak Grove Cem.; married on 29 Apr 1884, Ora Brady Underwood, born 18 Aug 1859 in Taylor Co., IA, died 1936 in Bourbon Co., KS, buried Oak Grove Cem. They had Inez M., Dale S., Edna D., Ina, and Mary E. Underwood.
7. Margaret Cogdill, born May 1870, Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO. Evidently died as an infant.
8. Missouri Anne Cogdill#*, born 12 Sep 1872, Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 3 Mar 1960 in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA; married (1) 22 Apr 1889 in Chadron, Dawes Co., NE, William Melvin Wilson, born 23 May 1860 in Jasper Co., IA, died 18 Ov 1948 in Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE, buried Alliance Cem. They had Lydia, Marvin Melvin, Rex Arthur, Marcus Ernest, and Ira Homer Wilson; married (2) in ~1925, William J. Sturm.
**"ANOTHER PIONEER, FRANCIS BONER, IS LAID TO REST Another has been taken from the thinning ranks of the pioneers with the death of Francis Marion Boner, who died at the age of 89, in Lusk, on October 10th.
Funeral services were held at the Peet chapel, Saturday, October 13, at 2:00 o'clock. Pallbearers were Henry Wasserburger, C. A. David, Ray DeGering, Andrew Christian, Paul Miler and Al Bryant.
The songs, "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Beautiful Isle of Somehwere" and "Meet Me There" were sung by George Gibson, O. P. Harnagel, Mrs. Ezra Duncan and Mrs. Emerson Bonner.
Rev. Lawrence P. Juell, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated. Interment was in the Lusk cemetery.
Francis Marion Boner was born in California in the gold discovery district, May 8, 1856. A short time later the family returned to Missouri, where Mr. Boner grew to young manhood.
January 1, 1880, he married Susan Emily Cogdill. In 1884, Mr.and Mrs. Boner established their home ten miles southeast of Chadron, Nebraska, and resided there until 1902, when they came to Wyoming and settled in what is now Niobrara county, which has been their home since that time with the exception of a few years in Edgemont, So. Dak.
Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Boner, ten of whom survive--six sons and four daughters. Mr. Boner was preceded in death by his wife in 1922, his son Jess only three months ago, and by two children who passed away in childhood.
He is survived by one brother and six sons, Harry and Frank of Hat Creek, Walter of Moorcroft, Harvey of Guernsey, Roy of Edgemont, So. Dak., and Jasper of Billings, Mont.; four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton of Edgemont, So. Dak.; Mrs. Ethel DeGering, Hat Creek; Mrs. Nellie Miller, La Cantier, Wash., and Mrs. Nora Landes, Houston, Texas." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Oct. 18, 1945.)
#John William Cogdill, son of Miles and Eliza Perkins Cogdill, is frequently confused with his cousin, John Henry Cogdill, son of Fredrick and Nancy Long Cogdill, born May 24, 1856, in Gentry County, Missouri, and died November 16, 1936, in Omaha. It is further reported that John Henry Cogdill married Martha Bella Irons and that they are both buried in Cooper Cemetery in Gentry County. Indeed, this is readily confirmed from existing cemetery records.
#*According to the population schedule of the 1900 US Census for Lawrence County, South Dakota, William M. and Missouri Wilson were living in the Black Hills apparently between the towns of Deadwood and Spearfish. His occupation was indicated as "mill sawyer" and the family included five children. Unfortunately, their marriage appears to have failed. Concomitantly, neither parents nor children seem to have been included in any population schedule of 1910; however, by 1920, Missouri Ann (or "Marget" as she was then known) was living with two sons, Arthur and Ira; a daughter-in-law, Rosa (Arthur's wife); and an unrelated lodger, William Sturm, in the city of Vancouver in Clark County, Washington. Contemporaenously,William Wilson had evidently remarried and was living in the town of Alliance, Nebraska, and was in the furniture business. Subsequently, Margaret Wilson married William J. Sturm and remained in Vancouver until her death in 1960. Likewise, William Wilson lived in Alliance for the remainder of his life. It is not known why, perhaps, after the failure of her marriage, Missouri Anne Cogdill apparently changed her name to "Margaret". (In addition, family tradition also affirms the nickname, "Doll".) Concomitantly, it is believed that the family of Miles Cogdill also included a daughter, Margaret, two years older than Missouri Anne, who evidently died young. Within this context, it is possible that family tradition is in error and that Margaret and Missouri Anne Cogdill were one and the same person; however, this does not seem consistent with census records.
a. Greenwood Cemetery, Dawes County, Nebraska (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100719&CScn=Greenwood&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1826&, continuously updated).
1. Susan E. Cogdill married Francis Marion Boner# who was the son of John Wesley and Mary Chambers Boner and who, according to family tradition, was born in California "in the gold discovery district". Evidently, his family went to Calfornia during the Gold Rush. Indeed, this is substantially supported by census records which indicate that "John C. Boner" was resident in Calaveras County, California, in 1850. At this time, he was evidently sharing a house (or as is more likely, a "shack") with three other men. Such practices were common in the mining district. Moreover, inaccuracies of names and other details in the population schedule are to be expected considering the circumstances. Concomitantly, subsequent population schedules of 1860 and 1870 indicate that some of the children of John and Mary Boner had been born in California in the 1850's, although the chronology is inconsistent. This suggests that John Boner traveled to California, perhaps, more than once, and was accompanied by his family one at least one of these trips.
After their marriage Francis and Susan Cogdill Boner lived in Gentry County, Missouri, until 1884, when they moved to Dawes County, Nebraska, evidently contemporaneously (or nearly so) with Susan's brother, George. Indeed, in 1890 and 1893 Francis M. Boner was issued two land patents for a total of three hundred and twenty acres in Dawes County. These parcels are located on the Pine Ridge, six or seven miles southeast of the town of Chadron. The Boner family remained in this locality until 1902 when they moved further west to Wyoming. Subsequently, most their eleven surviving children remained in northeastern Wyoming or nearby in southwestern South Dakota. Indeed, the family established the "Boner Ranch" northeast of the town of Lusk by both cash purchase and homestead preemption. The ranch has remained in the family for more than a century and consists of nearly thirty-three thousand acres in Niobrara County, Wyoming.1-1. Miles Orlen Boner, born 5 Nov 1879 in Gentry Co., MO, died 17 Aug 1883 in Gentry Co., MO, buried Cooper Cem.##"Jess Boner, 63, prominent rancher and stockman of Niobrara County, died Saturday night at the Spencer Hospital. Mr. Boner had been afflicted with a stomach and intestinal disorder for several years, but just recently went to the hospital, undergoing an operation Friday morning.
1-2. John L. Boner, born 27 Feb 1881 in Gentry Co., MO, died 16 Aug 1883 in Gentry Co., MO, buried Cooper Cem.
1-3. Jess A. Boner##, born 25 Sep 1882 in Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 21 Jun 1945 in Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem.; married on 20 May 1925 in Casper, Natrona Co., WY, Izetta Pauline Renswold, born 5 Jan 1897 in Box Butte Co., NE, died 22 Mar 1977 in Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE. They had Edgar Jess, James Duane, and Robert Francis Boner.
1-4. Frank Boner§, born 7 Dec 1883 in Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 15 Jan 1955 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY. Apparently never married.
1-5. Harry K. Boner§*, born 28 Jan 1886 in Dawes Co, NE, died 6 May 1985 in Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem.; married on 26 Sep 1912, Flora Virginia Pilster, born 28 Feb 1891 in Dawes Co., NE, died 8 Oct 1974 in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY. Apparently had no children.
1-6. Walter Lee Boner§#, born 6 Oct 1887 in Dawes Co., NE, died 3 Jan 1955 in Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem.; married (1) in 1915 in Yakima Co., WA, Eva N. Lawrence, born 1898/1899 in OK. They had Levina Susan Boner; married (2) in ID, Marion Quinn. They had Donna Rae, Virginia, Jeanne, and Joanne Boner.
1-7. Myrtle Ellen Boner§§, born 8 May 1889 in Dawes Co., NE, died 22 Aug 1953 in St. Joseph's Hosp., Denver, Denver Co., CO, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY; married on 24 Dec 1923 in Fall River Co., SD, James Walter (Irish) Hamilton, born 6 Jun 1889 in QC, Can., died 13 Feb 1955 in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY. Apparently had no children.
1-8. Ethel May Boner§§*, born 20 Feb 1891 in Dawes Co., NE, died 4 Jan 1989 in Denver, Denver Co., CO, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY; married on 28 Jul 1913 in Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, Albert Ellsworth DeGering, born 16 Aug 1884 in Lincoln Co., NE, died 13 Nov 1975 in Bethesda, Montgomery Co., MD, buried Lusk Cem., Lusk, WY. They had Albert Milton, Virginia May, Nellie Ellen, Esther Harriet, Kenneth Clayton, Leonard LeRoy, and John Everett DeGering.
1-9. Nellie Lee Boner, born 5 Nov 1892 in Dawes Co., NE, died 13 May 1977 in Fortuna, Humboldt Co., CA; married 5 Sep 1921, Clarence Miller. They had Clayton Miller.
1-10. Roy Boner, born 20 Mar 1894 or 1895 in Dawes Co., NE, died Jun 1981 in Fall River Co., SD, buried Edgemont Cem.; married 1928, Edith H. Wing, born 1908 in SD. They had Roy Earl, Gary, Maxine, and Herman Boner.
1-11. Harvey Lee Boner§§§, born 20 Jan 1897 in Dawes Co., NE, died 5 Jun 2001 in Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY; married on 22 Jul 1930 in Converse Co., WY, Georgia G. Fahy, born 17 Jul 1904 in Dawes Co., NE, died 2 Sep 2004 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY, buried Lusk Cem., Niobrara Co., WY.
1-12. Jasper C. Boner, born 21 Apr 1899 in Dawes Co., NE, died 29 Mar 1990 in Elko, NV; married on 11 Jul 1931 in Butte Co., SD, Bonnie B. Ferguson, born 1899/1900 in SD.
1-13. Nora Ann Boner, born 22 Apr 1902 in Niobrara Co., WY, died 20 Apr 1992, buried Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Harris Co., TX; married on 14 Jul 1921 in Fall River Co., SD, Russell Edward Landes, Jr., born 19 Aug 1900 in Dawes Co., NE. They had Wanda E., and Darlene A. Landes; married (2) ***** Beago; married (3) ***** Toland.
Funeral services were held at the Peet chapel at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. The place was a solid mass of flowers, which were sent by Mr. Boner's many friends and neighbors. The Reverend Lawrence Juell, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated at the service.
Those who served as pall bearers were Henry Wasserburger, Claris David, J. W. Christian, Jim Hoblit, Hans Meng, Paul Miller, George Storrie and Len Christian. Mrs. Gerald Bardo was the pianist, playing "Lead, Kindly Light" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." O. P. Harnagel, Mrs. Wm. G. Watt, Phyllis Johns and Gerald Bardo sang.
Interment was made in the Lusk Cemetery.
Jess Boner was born near Stansbury, Missouri, September 25, 1882, and at the age of three moved with his parents by covered wagon to Nebraska, where he grew to young manhood in the vicinity of the present town of Chadron.
While still a young man he came to Wyoming and worked as a cow hand for various cattle outfits in the eastern part of the State.
In 1903 he homesteaded at the head of Black Tail Creek. Here he built up his present ranch, which has grown into one of the largest sheep ranches in Niobrara County.
May 2, 1925, he was married to Miss Izetta Renswold, who was then engaged in teaching one of the rural schools of the Hat Creek community. To this union were born three sons - Edgar Jess, now 18 years of age; James Duane, 16, and Robert Francis, 10.
Although Mr. Boner had not been well for some time, his death came as a distinct shock to both relatives and friends. He had been admitted to the Spencer Hospital the previous week and underwent a stomach operation on Friday, passing away Saturday night, July 21, 1945.
Besides his wife and three sons, he is survived by his father, Francis M. Boner of Hat Creek; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton of Edgemont, S.D.; Mrs. Ethel DeGering of Hat Creek; Mrs. Nellie Miller, LaCenter, Wash., and Nora Landes of Houston, Texas; six brothers, Frank and Harry of Hat Creek, Walter of Moorcroft, Wyo., Roy of Edgemont, S.D., Harvey of Guernsey, Wyo., and Jasper of Billings, Mont." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Jul. 26, 1945.)
"Izetta Boner funeral held Friday Funeral service was held here last Friday afternoon for Mrs. Izetta Boner, 80, who died in a Scottsbluff Hospital March 22. Mrs. Boner homesteaded northeast of Lusk in 1916 and the homestead is now a part of the Boner Ranch on which she resided until moving to Lusk in 1964.
At the age of 19 Mrs. Boner came to Wyoming to teach at the old 77 Ranch. May 20, 1925, she and Jess Boner were married at Casper. They were the parents of thee sons. Mr. Boner died in 1945 and Mrs. Boner remained on the ranch. In the summer of 1960 she returned to the University of Wyoming to receive a bachelor of arts degree in education. She resumed her teaching career until 1965. She was active in many community projects being one of the first ones to start the funds for the Niobrara Nursing Home which is now under construction,. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, B&P.W., Cow Belles, Lusk Woman's Club, Congregational Church Circle, Past Matrons, Pioneer Extension Club and the Congregational Church.
Izetta Pauline Renswold was born January 4, 1897, at Alliance, Neb. Presiding over the funeral service at Peet Mortuary Chapel was The Rev. Frank Blish, Lusk Congregational Church, and The Order of Easter Star.
Karen Ketcham sang 'The Old Rugged Cross' and 'Nearer My God To Thee' accompanied by Mrs. Jane Bardo on the organ. Mrs. Vee Hageman sang 'My God and I' and was accompanied by Mrs. Lola Mangus.
Pallbearers were Warren Lauer, Jeff Ketcham, Brad Boner, Ken Haas, Rob Boner and Kenneth DeGering. Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to the Niobrara County Nursing Home.
Mrs. Boner is survived by sons Edgar of Lusk and Bob Glenrock, a sister Mrs. J. M. Himes of Phoenix, Ariz., six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Mar. 31, 1977.)
§"Death Claims Second Member of Boner Family Within as Many Weeks; Last Rites Held Tuesday for Frank Boner Death claimed Frank Boner, Saturday morning, January 15th, at the Converse County hospital, following a short illness. The deceased's death was the second in the Boner family within the past two weeks, services being held here last week for his brother, the late Walter Boner.
Concluding services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, January 18, from the chapel of the Peet Funeral Home with Rev. Jacob Nein, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Lusk, officiated. The services were enriched with the singing of 'Rock of Ages' and 'Beyond the Sunset' by Mesdames Emerson Bonner and Ab DeCastro, with Mrs. Judson P. Watson presiding at the chapel organ.
Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery with the remains being borne to their final resting place by Ed Boner, Bob Boner, Leonard DeGering, all of Hat Creek, Wyo., John DeGering, Lusk, Wyo., Earl Boner, Edgemont, So. Dak., and Eldon Munkers, Douglas, Wyo., all nephews of the deceased.
Frank Boner, a son of Francis M. and Susan Ellen Boner was born December 7th, 1883 at Stanberry, Missouri and departed from this life January 15th, 1955, at Douglas, Wyo., having attained the age of 71 years, one month and eight days.
When only an infant, he came westward with his parents who made their home at Chadron, Nebr. As a young man of 18 years, he came to Wyoming and later homesteaded northeast of Hat Creek, Wyo. When only 13 years old, he met with an accident that caused the loss of sight in one eye, which kept him from taking advantage of the opportunities in this life.
His life in Wyoming was spent mostly herding sheep. His homestead is now a part of the Jess Boner ranch. He lived on the homestead with his brothers, Harry, and the late Jess Boner, until he went to Douglas a short time ago.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Miller of Petrolia, Calif.; Mrs. Nora Landes, Houston, Texas; and Mrs. Ethel DeGering, Hat Creek, Wyo.; four brothers, Roy, Edgemont, So. Dak.; Harry, Hat Creek, Wyo.; Harvey, Guernsey, Wyo.; and Jasper, Miles City, Mont." (obituary: Lusk Free Lance; Lusk, WY, Thur., Jan. 20, 1955.)
"Frank Boner Dies In Douglas Sat.; Services Held Here Frank Boner, 71, of Douglas and formerly of Niobrara County, died at the Douglas Hospital Jan. 15 after a short illness.
Funeral services were held at the Peet Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. Jacob Nein officiating. Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Mrs. A. F. DeCastro sang "Rock of Ages" and "Beyond the Sunset" accompanied by Mrs. J. P. Watson, organist.
Interment was in the Lusk cemetery with the Peet Mortuary in charge. Pallbearers were all relatives: Bob Boner, Ed Boner, Eldon Munkers, John DeGering, Leonard DeGering and Earl Boner.
Frank Boner, son of Francis M. and Susan Ellen Boner, was born Dec. 7, 1883 at Stanberry, Mo. When he was a few months old his parents moved to Chadron and after 18 years came to Wyoming where Frank spent the rest of his life.
At 13 years of age he met with an accident that caused the loss of sight in one eye. This was the cause of his not being able to take advantage of the opportunities in this life.
His life in Wyoming was spent mostly herding sheep. His homestead is now a part of the Jess Boner ranch. He lived on his homestead and with his brothers, Harry and Jess, until he went to Douglas.
He is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Nellie Miller of Petrolia, Cal.; Mrs. Nora Landes of Houston, Tex. and Mrs. Ethel DeGering of Hat Creek. Also surviving are four brothers: Harry of Hat Creek, Roy of Edgemont, Harvey of Guernsey and Jasper of Miles City, Mont." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Jan. 20, 1955.)
§*"Harry K. Boner Services for Harry K. Boner were held at Peet Mortuary Chapel in Lusk on Wednesday May 8. Mr. Boner died May 6.
Officiating was Rev. Roy Howell with music by Wanda Hansen, organist and Joy Kaltenheuser, sang 'Be Still My Soul' and 'Take My Life and Let It Be'.
Active bearers were Scott Boner, Brad Boner, Jeff Boner, Kenneth DeGering, Rob Boner and Harry B. Boner.
Interment was at Lusk Cemetery with services by Elks Lodge No. 1797. Memorials may be sent to Niobrara County Nursing Home.
Harry K. Boner was born Jan. 29, 1885, near Chadron, Neb., the son of Frances and Susan Boner. He died Monday morning at the Niobrara County Nursing Home in Lusk.
He attended schools at Burdo, Neb., near Chadron. He moved with his family to Wyoming from Nebraska in 1902. Harry homesteaded on Black Tail Creek north of Lusk and spent most of his life ranching in Niobrara County. He married Flora Pilster on Sept. 26, 1912. Harry and Flora ranched on Black Tail Creek for 57 years until they retired from the ranch in 1969.
In later years they spent their winters in Hot Springs, Ark. Harry entered the Nursing home in March of 1980.
Harry enjoyed owning and racing horses. He was a lifetime member of and in March of 1970 became a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include two brothers; Harvey Boner of Guernsey and Jasper Boner of Elko, Nev.; two sisters; Ethel DeGering of Lusk and Nora Toland of Houston, Texas; and 25 nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Peet Mortuary." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., May 9, 1985.)
"Funeral for Flora Boner Held Saturday Funeral service for Mrs. Harry (Flora V.) Boner, 83, was held at the Peet Chapel Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Boner died October 8 at Hot Springs, Ark.
The Rev. Fred Bolinger conducted the service with Mrs. Dale M. Bardo, organist. Mrs. Jim Rumney sang 'In the Garden' and 'The Morning Has Broken'.
Casket bearers were Ed Boner, Bob Boner, Walter Boner, Leonard DeGering, John DeGering and Paul Flechtner. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Flora V. Pilster was born February 28, 1891, in Dawes County, Neb. She attended schools and grew to young womanhood near Whitney, Neb. She graduated from Chadron Academy in 1910 and moved to northern Niobrara County to teach school.
September 26, 1912, she married Harry K. Boner and the couple ranched north of Lusk on Black Tail Creek for 57 years. They discontinued ranching in 1969 and made their home in Hot Springs.
Survivors include her husband; two sisters Emma Jensen, Alliance, Neb., and Mabel McGraw of Miami, Fla." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Oct. 17, 1974.)
§#"Walter L. Boner Laid at Rest in Lusk Cemetery Following Concluding Rites Conducted from Peet Chapel Saturday The late Walter L. Boner was laid at rest in the Lusk cemetery following concluding rites held at the chapel of the Peet Mortuary at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 8th. Rev. Jacob Nein, pastor of the Congregational church, conducted the last rites.
Mrs. Ab DeCastro and Mrs. Emerson Bonner sang two beautiful selections, 'Shall We Gather at the River' and 'Going Down the Valley,' with Rex Yocum as accompanist.
Bearing the remains to their final resting place were Ed Boner, Bob Boner, Earl Boner, James Boner, Herman Boner and Leonard DeGering, all nephews of the deceased.
Walter Lee Boner, a son of Francis M. and Susan Ellen Boner, was born October 6th, 1887, at Chadron, Nebr. With his parents he moved to Wyoming in 1902, where he spent his boyhood and young manhood.
The next thirty years were spent in Washington and Idaho. While living in Idaho he married Miss Marion Quinn.
Survivors include three sisters; Mrs. Nellie Miller, Petrolia, Calif.; Mrs. Nora Landes of Houston, Tex.; and Mrs. Ethel DeGering of Hat Creek, Wyo.; five brothers, Frank of Douglas, Wyo., Roy of Edgemont, So. Dak., Harry of Hat Creek, Wyo.; Harvey of Guernsey, Wyo.; and Jasper of Miles City, Mont." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Jan. 13, 1955.)
§§"Sister of Local Women Dies in Denver Aug. 22 Mrs. Myrtle E. Hamilton, pioneer resident of Edgemont. S. D., and sister of Mrs. Albert DeGering of Hat Creek and Harry Boner of Lusk, died in a Denver hospital Aug. 22.
Burial was made in the Lusk Cemetery in the family lot following funeral services which were conducted in the Congregational Church of Edgemont Aug. 25. Rev. Dale K. Eden, pastor of the Edgemont Assembly of God Church, of which Mrs. Hamilton was a member, officiated at the funeral." (death notice: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Sep. 3, 1953.)
"Funeral Services Held For Myrtle Hamilton Funeral services were conducted at Edgement, S. D. and burial was made in the Lusk Cemetery Aug. 25 for Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton, who died Aug. 22 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver.
Mrs. Hamilton was a sister of Mrs. Ethel Degering of Hat Creek and Harry Boner of Lusk.
Myrtle Boner was born May 8, 1889 at Chadron, Nebr., the daughter of Francis M. and Susan Ellen Boner. With her parents, she moved to Wyoming in 1902. (She has been a resident in the) Edgemont area since 1911. Dec. 24, 1923 she was married to James Walter Hamilton of Edgemont.
Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Edgemont. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans Association of the Burlington Railroad, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Rebekah Lodge of Edgemont and the Patrick Vervel (VFW) Auxiliary of Igloo, S. D.
Her father, mother and three brothers, John, Miles and Jess Boner, preceded her in death. Survivors include: her husband, James Walter Hamilton; two nieces, Dona Ray (sic - Donna Rae) and Virginia Boner, who have made their home with her since babyhood; three sisters, Nellie Miller, Petrolia, Calif., Nora Beago, Houston, Tex., Ethel DeGering, Hat Creek; six brothers, Frank and Roy Boner, Edgemont, Harry Boner, Lusk, Harvey Boner, Guernsey, Joseph (sic - Jasper) Boner, Billings, Mont., and Walter Boner." Donna Rae and Virginia Boner can be identifed as children of Walter and Marion Quinn Boner. (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Sep. 10, 1953.)
"Walter Hamilton Dies in Hot Springs Walter Hamilton of Edgemont, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Ethel DeGering and of Harry Boner of Hat Creek, died Monday at the Battle Mountain Sanatorium in Hot Springs.
Funeral services were being held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 in Edgemont. The body was then being brought to Lusk for interment in the Lusk Cemetery beside the late Mrs. Hamilton who died in 1954 (sic - 1953).
Full graveside Military rites were being held by Weiten-Dupes Post No. 4 of the American Legion with Raleigh Gagstetter in charge. He and Warren Schroefel folded the flag and Mr. Gagstetter presented it. Helmuth Klemke and Thomas Embrey were color bearers. The color guard was from the National Guard and the bugler was from Niobrara County High School.
The Peet Mortuary was in charge of the interment." (death notice: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Feb. 17, 1955.)
"Obituary of J. W. Hamilton Published James Walter Hamilton, better known and "Irish" was born in Quebec, Canada, June 6, 1889.
"Irish" came to Edgemont in 1912, the first few years here he worked for and made his home with the Arthur J. Colgan family.
In 1917 he was employed by the Burlington Railroad Company, retiring from that work in 1947.
December 3, 1918 he enlisted in the services of World War I and received his discharge in 1919.
December 24, 1923 he was united in marriage to Myrtle Boner of Edgemont, sister of Mrs. Ethel DeGering and of Harry Boner of Hat Creek. To this union no children were born, but in their home they have had and cared for two nieces of Mrs. Hamilton's. Virginia Boner since a small child and Donna Rae since she was six months old.
Irish was an active member of the Railraod Brotherhood, V. F. W., The American Legion, Odd Fellows and Elk's Lodge.
James Walter Hamilton had been ill for some time, on January 4 entered the Veterans Hospital at Hot Springs, S. D., where he passed away February 13.
His wife preceded him in death, also his father and mother and a sister.
Surviving are one brother and a cousin in Quebec, Canada, Viginia and Donna Rae Boner of Edgemont, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Congregational Church in Edgemont with Rev. Dale Eden of the Assembly of God Church officiating.
Rev. Eden and Miss Donna Eden sang "Beyond the Sunset" and Miss Eden sang a solo: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
Pallbearers were Chester Grffis, John Repenning, M. R. Seely, James Barker, Jason Faulkner and William Spencer.
Interment was in the Lusk cemetery with full military rites." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Mar. 3, 1955.)
§§*"Ethel May DeGering Ethel May DeGering, 97, year old Niobrara County pioneer died Wednesday, January 4, 1989 after a short illness at the home of her daughter, Esther Higinbotham in Denver. Memorial services were held in the Peet Mortuary with Rev. Mark Lohr officiating. Organist was Wanda Hansen and Joy Kaltenheuser sang 'Beyond the Sunset' and 'The Old Rugged Cross'. Pallbearers were Edgar Boner, Bob Boner, Herman Boner, Gary Boner, Frank Boner, and Walter Boner, all nephews of Mrs. DeGering. Interment was January 7, 1989 in the Lusk Cemetery.
Ethel was born February 20, 1881, the eighth child of Francis M. and Susan E. Boner near Chadron, Nebraska. In the spring of 1902 her parents moved with the family to eastern Wyoming and settled on Blacktail Creek. Here she grew to young womanhood and on July 28, 1913 became the bride of Albert E. DeGering in Douglas, Wyoming. Just prior to the marriage Ethel had filed on a homestead on Coyote Creek. The young couple built their home here and raised their seven children.
After being involved in ranching for 58 years Albert and Ethel retired to Lusk in 1971 where they spent their remaining years.
Ethel was an enthusiastic gardener and homemaker. She was a member of the Wyoming State Cowbells, the Lusk Congregational Church, Pioneer Women's Club and Fancy Farmers Garden Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Bryant of Potomac, MD, Esther Higinbotham of Denver, CO, two sons Milton of Orem, UT, and John of Lusk, two brothers, Harvey Boner of Guernsey, WY and Jasper Boner of Elko, NV, one sister Nova Toland of Houston, TX, 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Albert, two sons, Kenneth and Leonard, a daughter Nellie, 7 brothers and 2 sisters." She was born in 1891 rather than 1881. This is affirmed by contemporaneous census records as well as family tradition. (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Wed., Jan. 11, 1989.)
"91-year-old pioneer rancher dies Albert E. DeGering, 91, pioneer rancher of Niobrara County, died Nov. 13 at Bethesda, Md., while he and Mrs. DeGering were visiting in the East.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2:00 at the Peet Mortuary, and burial was in the Lusk Cemetery. The Rev. Bradley Skinner, Salt Lake City, minister to the Churches of the Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ, officiated. He has been guest minister at the Lusk Congregational Church on Sunday in the absence of the regular pastor, the Rev. Boutwell.
Organist was Mrs. Minerva Watson who accompanied Tim Johnson in the singing of "Beyond the Sunset" and "You Will Never Walk Alone." Casket bearers were James Meng, Henry Wasserburger, Jr. Cody Clark, Ed Boner, Rex Story and Dick David.
He was born the son of Henry and Charlotte DeGering on August 16, 1884, near North Platte, Neb. At the age of six weeks his mother returned with him to Wyoming where he spent his early years with his family north of Wheatland on Cottonwood Creek.
His parents separated when he was 11 and Albert struck out on his own shortly thereafter. He lived with various area ranchers until he started in partnership with Tom Wilson on the Cheyenne River.
He homesteaded on Alum Creek in 1906 and married Ethel Boner July 28, 1913. They started their home 27 miles north of Lusk on Ethel's Coyote Creek homestead and through the years built up a large, modern ranch.
In his younger years, Albert worked with many cattle roundups, serving as foreman of several. He loved the sense of freedom which the wide open spaces provided.
He was a long standing member of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Wyoming Wool Growers Association and the Niobrara County Farm Bureau. He served on his district school board in the 1930's and was a member of the Lusk Congregational Church.
Mr. DeGering retired from ranching in 1971 and moved with his wife to Lusk.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, Milton of Denver, Leonard and John of Lusk; two daughters, Virginia Bryant of Potomac, Md. Esther Higinbotham of Denver; a sister Gail Sullenberger of Auburn, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Kenneth, a daughter, Nellie Higinbotham, a brother Ray, sisters Eva Ryan and Rose Stanfield, a half brother, John Miller and half sisters Anna Peterson and Minnie Coleman.
A memorial in his honor has been established for the Niobrara Nursing Home Fund." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Thur., Nov. 20, 1975.)
§§§"Harvey Lee Boner Services for Harvey Lee Boner, 104, were held Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey, with Rev. Bob Frye officiating. Interment followed with military graveside rites at 11:45 a.m. in the Lusk Cemetery at Lusk, Wyo.
Mr. Boner, a resident of Guernsey, and one of the last remaining Wyoming veterans of World War I, died Tuesday, June 5, at the Extended Care Unit of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne.
Harvey was born Jan. 20, 1897, in Chadron, Neb., the son of Frances 'Boes' and Susan (Cogdill) Boner. His family homesteaded north of Lusk in 1902. During World War I, he served in France and was shipped home after the Armistice was signed. He was discharged from the United States Army at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., on Aug. 11, 1919. He was presented the Chevolier of the Legion of Honor medal from France.
Harvey married Georgia Fahy on July 22, 1930, in Douglas, Wyo. They made their first home in Newcastle, Wyo., where they ran the local Pool Hall and Lunch Room. In 1936, they moved to Douglas where they also ran the Pool Hall and Lunch Room. In 1940, they moved to Guernsey where they bought the Lyons Hotel and bar. During this time they put together a ranch west of town. After selling the Lyons Hotel, they purchased the Star Theatre and Pool Hall in Guernsey, operating this business about 30 years. Harvey was very civic minded and helped organize the Guernsey Fire Department, the Old Timer's Rodeo, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, served on the Board of Directors for 20 years. He was a member of the Elks, Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars-Lake Guernsey Post 4471, American Legion, Old Time Cowboys and the Masonic Lodge. Harvey loved playing pool, poker, hunting and fishing. He was able to participate in these sports until he was 99 years old.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Georgia of Guernsey, a daughter, Margaret "Mickey" Rexius and husband, Harold of Guernsey; nephew, Willie Fahy of Guernsey; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and seven brothers.
Serving as pallbearers were Ed Boner, Frank Boner, Walter Boner, John DeGering, Herman Boner and Kenny DeGering. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Larson, Hugo Lenz, Walter Elmore Jr., Jim Boner, Bob Johnson, Glen Gorman and Milton DeGering.
Memorials to the Guernsey VFW Club Handicap Accessibility Project for the Guernsey Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 307, Guernsey, WY 82214 would be appreciated by the family.
Platte Funeral Chapel in Wheatland was in charge of the arrangements." (obituary: The Guernsey Gazette; Guernsey, WY, June 2001.)
"Services for Guernsey resident, Georgia Boner, 100, were conducted Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey with Pastor Robert Frye officiating. Inurnment will be in the Lusk Cemetery in Lusk at a later date.
She died Sept. 2, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.
Born July 17, 1904, in St. Libory, Nebr., Georgia was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Manion) Fahy. Her family homesteaded in 1911 at Flat Top, southwest of Manville. She attended school at Flat Top in the early grades, graduated high school from Manville and received her Normal School Teaching Certificate from Fort Collins, Colo. As a teacher she taught at Manville and the following country schools, Mule Creek, North Lusk at the Divide and North of Fort Laramie.
She played piano with two different dance bands during the early years to earn extra money. On July 22, 1930, she married Harvey Boner in Douglas. The couple made their first home in Newcastle where they ran the Pool Hall with a lunch counter.
Later moving to Douglas they ran the Pool Hall there. In 1940, they made their final move to Guernsey where they bought the Lyons Hotel.
As time went on they owned and operated the Star Theater and Pool Hall in Guernsey; Buckaroo Club in Van Tassell; The Bar in Moneta; Miner's Bar in Hartville and ran cattle and sheep west of Guernsey.
She finally retired in 1978 and concentrated on her favorite pastime, playing Bridge and traveling with Harvey on many trips throughout the United States and South America. She enjoyed her family and many friends. She was a member of Retired Teacher's Organization and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4471 in Guernsey.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret "Mickey" Rexius and her husband, Harold; nephews, Willie Fahy of Guernsey and Mike Hebert of Crescent City, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews on the Boner side of the family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Boner; three brothers, Art, Emmett and Willis; two sisters, Frances Fahy and Florence Fahy Rogers; one niece, Arlene Fahy Hebert and one nephew, Dale Hebert." (obituary: The Lusk Herald; Lusk, WY, Wed., Sep. 15, 2004.)
These obituaries are available at the Niobrara County Library, (www.niobraracountylibrary.org).
b. The household of Francis and Susan Boner is affirmed by census records for Gentry County, Missouri, Dawes County, Nebraska, and Niobrara County, Wyoming. However, unaccountably, with few exceptions the birth dates indicated in the corresponding population schedule are at substantial variance with those indicated by other sources. In addition, the birth of one unnamed son (which by inference, must have been Frank) is confirmed by archived Missouri birth records, but agrees with neither of the other two sources. Of course, the archived birth record must be accepted as authoritative since it is contemporaneous with the event. Moreover, the day and year indicated by the LDS record agrees with the actual birth record, although the indicated month is November instead of December. In addition, records of the Social Security Administration substantially agree with the LDS records, therefore, for some unknown reason, it is likely that it is the census which is in error. (1880 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 459A, (microfilm: roll T9_687; img. 249); 1900 US Census Population Schedule for Dawes County, Nebraska, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 32A, (microfilm: roll T623_921; img. 500); 1910 US Census Population Schedule for Niobrara County, Wyoming, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 30B, (microfilm: roll T624_1746; img. 65; & 1920 US Census Population Schedule for Ada County, Idaho, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 32B, (microfilm: roll T625_287; img. 69).)
c. Register of Births and Stillbirths, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 1, pg. 7; No. 85, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 8987; img. 19)) & Permanent Record of Births, Gentry County, Albany, MO: pg. unk., (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 8987; img. 188)).
d. World War I Draft Registration Cards, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives-Southeast Region, Morrow, GA, (microfilm: roll WY-2022243; imgs. 822, 823, 824, 825, and 826).
e. Brookside Memorial Park, Harris County, Texas (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2588&CScn=Brookside&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2620&, continuously updated).
3. John William Cogdill and Elizabeth Cly McKee evidently married in 1881 or 1882, but the location nor the date is certain. Even so, they subsequently lived in the town of Stanberry. Census records indicate that John was a carpenter employed by the Wabash Railroad. In addition, census records indicate that John and Lizzie were the parents of nine children, only seven of whom survived into adulthood. Presumably, the other two died as infants, probably between 1883 and 1893, although nothin definite is known.3-1. Thomas Marion (Tommy) Cogdill, born 4 Dec 1883 in Gentry Co., MO, died 5 Apr 1939 in Moberly, Randolph Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO; married on 22 Apr 1914 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, Bessie Frances Liggett, born 11 Mar 1888 in Gentry Co., MO, died 14 Jul 1977 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem. They had Paul Eugene, Thomas Frederick, Max Woodrow, John H., and Robert L. Cogdill.f. The household of John and Lizzie Cogdill is affirmed from census records for Gentry County. (1900 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 222A, (microfilm: roll T623_855; img. 449); 1910 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 198A, (microfilm: roll T624_781; img. 394); & 1920 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 72A, (microfilm: roll T625_919; img. 712).)
3-2. Levina (Vina) May Cogdill, born 7 Apr 1893 in Gentry Co., MO, died 9 Mar 1976 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem.; married on 26 Jan 1913 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, James Earl Howard, born 6 Apr 1892 in Gentry Co., MO, died 17 Jun 1948 in Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem.. They had Edith Rose, Lester Ray, and Earline Howard.
3-3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cly Cogdill, born 5 Nov 1895, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, died 26 Apr 1922 in Ensworth Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO; married on 24 Sep 1913 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, Roy Melvin Simmons, born 27 Jun 1891 in Gentry Co., MO, died 15 Mar 1977 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO, buried King City Cem.
3-4. Myrtle Ellen Cogdill, born 28 Apr 1899 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, died 4 Aug 1978 in Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem.; married 12 Jul 1917 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, Oakal Thomas Summers, born 27 Jun 1898 in Nodaway Co., MO, died 26 Oct 1978 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.
3-5. John Otis Cogdill, born 28 Oct 1901 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, died 17 Apr 1970 in Maricopa, AZ; married on 10 Jun 1920 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, Velma E. Higgins, born 1903/1904 in OK. They had Betty N. Donald R., and Maxine Cogdill.
3-6. Eugene Clark Cogdill, born 16 Mar 1904, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, died 8 Oct 1963, buried Citizens Cemetery, Flagstaff, Coconino Co., AZ; married ~1928, Doris Helen Barnes, born 1910/1911 in Can. They had Kenneth Clark, Yvonne Helen, Karen Marie, and Ralph Cogdill.
3-7. Russell Kenyon Cogdill, born 24 Aug 1907, Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, died 15 May 1968 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, buried St. Joseph Memorial Park; married on 22 Jan 1926 in Grant City, Worth Co., MO, Opal Lucille Powers, born 3 Jan 1909 in McHenry Co., ND, died 1 Dec 1943 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, buried St. Joseph Memorial Park. They had James Russell Cogdill.
g. World War I Draft Registration Cards, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives-Southeast Region, Morrow, GA, (microfilm: roll MO-1683432; img. 2232).
h. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 8, pgs. 67, 112, 161, & 378 (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 53447; imgs. 68, 115, 164, & 381)).
i. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 9, pg. 91, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 53447; img. 92)).
j. Death Certificates, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (Death Certificate No. 15878 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO, Death Certificate No. 41572 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO, & Death Certificate No. 11774 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO).
k. Citizens Cemetery, Coconino County, Arizona (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=701309&CScn=Citizens&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=170&, continuously updated).
l. St. Joseph Memorial Park, Buchanan County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=30153&CScn=Saint+Joseph&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1407&, continuously updated).
k. K. Bovaird, N. Newman, E. Miller, B. Phillips, N. Summa, and R. Pierce, Once Upon a Railroad, Stanberry, Missouri 1879-1979, Inter-Collegiate Press, Shawnee Mission, KS, 1979: pgs. 285-6.
5. George K. Cogdill evidently "went west" as a young unmarried man and settled in Dawes County, Nebraska, where between 1891 and 1911, he was issued four land patents for a total of just over six hundred acres on the Pine Ridge five to seven miles southeast of the town of Chadron. He subsequently married Eva Emma Clark in this locality and they had seven children that survived into adulthood. Concomitantly, the population schedule of 1910 indicates an additional child that did not survive, probably born and died between 1901 and 1910.5-1. Denver Ray Cogdill, born 9 Mar 1893 in Dawes Co., NE, died 27 Dec 1957, buried Greenwood Cem., Chadron, Dawes Co., NE; married on 12 Feb 1914 in Chadron, Dawes Co., NE, Vertie J. Strong, born 1894 in Dawes Co., NE, died Mar 1985, buried Greenwood Cem., Chadron, Dawes Co., NE. They evidently had no children.§§§*"William Dale Cogdill, 78, a retired carpenter, died Thursday at PIH after a lengthy illness. He was born in Chadron, Nebraska.
5-2. Hazel Ellen Cogdill, born 14 Aug 1894 in Dawes Co., NE, died 21 Jul 1971 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY, buried Douglas Park Cem.; married on 14 Feb 1914 in Chadron, Dawes Co., NE, Clifford Warren Munkres, born 11 Jul 1890 in Dawes Co., NE, died 6 May 1977 in Douglas, Converse Co., WY, buried Douglas Park Cem. They had Lewis James, Clifford C., Dale E., Dean George, Elivin Edward, and Curtis Kile Munkres.
5-3. Edna Belle Cogdill, born 26 Dec 1895 in Dawes Co., NE, died 2 Jun 1976, buried Greenwood Cem., Chadron, Dawes Co., NE; married John Ray Hoke, born 14 Oct 1887 in Columbiana Co., OH, died 1954, buried Greenwood Cem., Chadron, Dawes Co., NE. They had unnamed daughter and John D. Hoke.
5-4. William Dale Cogdill§§§*, born 25 Jun 1898 in Hay Springs, Sheridan Co., NE, died 1 Apr 1976 in Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR, buried Eternal Hills Cem.; married on 20 Apr 1921 in Chadron, Dawes Co., NE, Lucille Dorothea Bower, born 9 Feb 1897 in Kenwood Park (later annexed to Cedar Rapids), Linn Co., IA, died 5 Jun 1997 in Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR, buried Eternal Hills Cem. They had Donna Maurine, William Dale, Jr., Joseph Merton, Patsy Ellen, and Dorothea Lucille Cogdill.
5-5. Raymond Arthur Cogdill§§§#, born 2 Oct 1901 in Dawes Co., NE, died 1 Jul 1969 in Kalispell, Flathead Co., MT, buried Glacier Memorial Gardens; married on 20 Mar 1935 in Fall River Co., SD, Mrs. Frances Husman Reardon, born 11 Jul 1901 in Grand Island, Hall Co., NE, died 15 Apr 1970 in Kalispell, Flathead Co., MT, buried Glacier Memorial Gardens. She had three sons and a daughter from a previous marriage to Edward Francis Reardon and they had their own son George Cogdill.
5-6. Helen Georgia Cogdill, born 31 Mar 1910 in Dawes Co., NE, died 7 May 1950 in Natrona Co., WY, buried Greenwood Cem., Chadron, Dawes Co., NE; married on 23 May 1933 in Fall River Co., SD, Orville F. Townsend, born 1912 in NE. They had Gerald K., Joan E., and Ronald S. Townsend.
5-7. Mary Emma Cogdill, born 20 Jun 1913 in Dawes Co., NE, died 23 Nov 1997 in Tuolumne Co., CA; married Ralph Gettman, born 16 Apr 1911 in NE, died 3 Jul 1964 in Fresno Co., CA. They had one child.
On April 20, 1921 in Chardon, he married the former Lucile Bower, who survives. They came to Klamath Falls in 1940.
In addition to his widow he is survived by a son, Joseph Cogdill, Klamath Falls; daughters, Dorothea Zaroskinski, Portland, and Donna Turner and Patsy Beck, both of Klamath Falls; sisters Edna Hoke, Chadron; and Mary Michaud, Sonora, Calif., also 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren." (obituary: The Herald and News, Klamath Falls, OR, pub. date unknown.)
"Lucile Dorothea Bower Cogdill died June 5, 1997, four months after celebrating her 100th birthday.
She was born in Kenwood Park, Iowa, to John Aaron and Dorothea Lucile Sutter Bower. She married William Dale Cogdill on April 20, 1920, in Chadron, Neb.
The couple moved to Klamath Falls in 1940, coming from Nampa, Idaho.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Jeannine Cogdill, Klamath Falls; her daughters and son-in-law, Patsy and Roger Beck, Klamath Falls, Donna and William Turner, Klamath Falls and Dorothea and Donald Zaronsinski, Portland; grandchildren, Jana Leeper, Klamath Falls, Barry Cogdill, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., David Beck, Corvallis,, Debra Grevavac, Portland, Daryl Zaroskinski, Portland, DeAnna Shilds, Portland, Dona VanBronkhorst, Los Altos, Calif., Dean Zarosinski, Vancouver, Wash., Donald Zarosiski, Lake Oswego, and W. Dale Turner, Lake Oswego; and by 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1976 and a son, William Cogdill Jr." (obituary: The Harald and News, Klamath Falls, OR, pub. date unknown.)
§§§#"Raymond was born to George and Eva Cogdill in Chadron, Neb. He received his schooling there and continued to live there after his marriage on March 20, 1935, to Frances (Husman) Reardon in Fall River County, South Dakota.
In 1936 they moved to Caldwell, Idaho. In 1948 they moved to Kellogg, Idaho where Raymond worked for the Bunker Hill smelter. In 1960 they moved to Seattle, Washington where he managed an apartment building for seven years before moving to Kalispell, Montana in July of 1968.
Survivors included his wife, Frances; three sons, John, Rex and George; one daughter, Mildred; five grandchildren; one brother, Dale; three sisters, Hazel, Edna and Mary; and his mother, Eva." (obituary: The Flathead Beacon, Kalispell, MT, pub. date unknown)
"Frances (Husman) Reardon Cogdill Frances was born in Grand Island, Neb. to Ernest and Lena Husman. Her early life was spent in Chadron, Neb. where she received her education.
On March 20, 1935, Frances was married to Raymond A. Cogdill in Fall River County, South Dakota.
Frances and Raymond lived in Chadron until 1936 when they moved to Caldwell, Idaho. In 1943 they moved to Kellogg, Idaho. In 1960 they moved to Seattle, Washington and then to Kalispell, Montana in July of 1968.
Raymond preceded her in death in July of 1969.
Survivors included her three sons, John, Rex and George; one daughter, Mildred; and five grandchildren." (obituary: The Flathead Beacon, Kalispell, MT, pub. date unknown)
l. The household of George and Eva Cogdill appears in census records for Dawes County. (1900 US Census Population Schedule for Dawes County, Nebraska, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 32A, (microfilm: roll T623_921; img. 500); 1910 US Census Population Schedule for Dawes County, Nebraska, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 144A, (microfilm: roll T624_841; img. 295); 1920 US Census Population Schedule for Dawes County, Nebraska, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 188B, (microfilm: roll T625_981; img. 384); 1930 US Census Population Schedule for Dawes County, Nebraska, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 57A, (microfilm: roll T626_1271; img. 115); & & 1940 US Census Population Schedule for Dawes County, Nebraska, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 14A, (microfilm: roll T627_2243; img. 321).)
m. World War I Draft Registration Cards, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives-Southeast Region, Morrow, GA, (microfilm: roll NE-1711771; img. 4868).
o. Douglas Park Cemetery, Converse County, Wyoming (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84016&CScn=Douglas+Park&, continuously updated).
o. Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens, Klamath County, Oregon (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38751&CScn=Eternal+Hills&, continuously updated).
p. Glacier Memorial Gardens, Flathead County, Montana (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=20894&CScn=Glacier&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1608&, continuously updated).
3-3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cly Cogdill and Roy Melvin Simmons married in 1913 and were the parents of three sons. Unfortunately, Lizzie died at the young age of twenty-six after which her widower married Ottie Meeker on August 17, 1925. They had two sons of their own. Ottie died in 1945, but Roy survived another thirty-two years.3-3-1. William Marion Simmons, born 12 Apr 1915 in Stanberry, Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 16 Apr 1915 in Stanberry, Cooper Twp., Gentry Co., MO§§§§"HERSCHEL M. SIMMONS Herschel M. "Shorty" Simmons, 74, Gladstone, died April 13, 1991, at North Kansas City Hospital.
3-3-2. Herschel M. (Shorty) Simmons§§§§, born 21 Apr 1916 in King City, Jackson Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 13 Apr 1991 in North Kansas City, Clay Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO; married on 29 Aug 1937 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, Verna E. Boatwright, born 6 Sep 1918 in Alanthus, Gentry Co., MO, died 13 Feb 2012 in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO. They had Elizabeth Ann Simmons.
3-3-3. Cleo Jessie Simmons§§§§*, born 1 Sep 1919 in King City, Jackson Twp., Gentry Co., MO, died 16 Jun 2004 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO; married 8 Oct 1936 in King City, Gentry Co., MO, Zella Mae Russell. She was the granddaughter of John Russell. They had Mary Maxine, Elizabeth Ellen, Loretta Mae, and Cleta Marlene Simmons.
He was born near King City, Mo., and had lived in this area since 1942.
Mr. Simmons was a technical instructor for Trans World Airlines Inc. for 39 years until he retired in 1981.
He was a former member of the board of the TWA Employees Club, was past president of the TWA Camera and Adventurers clubs and was a member of three TWA retirees' clubs and Save a Connie.
He was a member and deacon emeritus of the Hillside Christian Church and a member of its deacon and evangelism boards and Order of Andrew.
He was a member of the Alpha Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite bodies and Ararat Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Simmons of the home; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Willis, Farmington, Conn.; two brothers, Cleo Simmons, Albany, Mo., and Gene Simmons, Cameron, Mo.; and two grandsons.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church; graveside services will be at 2:30 p .m. Tuesday at High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Mo.
Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Newcomer's White Chapel, where Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests contributions to the church's memorial fund." (obituary: The Kansas City Star (Metropolitan Edition); Kansas City, MO, Mon, Apr. 15, 1991.)
§§§§*"Cleo J. Simmons KING CITY, Mo.--Cleo J. Simmons, 84, of King City and formerly of Albany, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the St. Joseph hospital.
Born Sept. 1, 1919, in King City, he was the son of Roy M. and Elizabeth (Cogdill) Simmons.
At the age of 17, Cleo was united in marriage to Zella Mae Russell in King City.
Cleo entered into many ventures trying to earn a living, such as a day laborer on the farm, grocery business, hardware, sharecropper, and owner and operator of a farm.
In 1955, he was employed by the Missouri State Highway Department from which he retired on Sept. 1, 1981.
Cleo was a member of the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Armored Division, serving during World War II.
Cleo dedicated much of his time over the years in service to the Lord as a member of churches where he lived. He was a licensed lay minister for the Disciples of Christ in Missouri and preached at Martinsville Christian Church from the fall of 1978 until 1982. On occasion, he also served at 10 other churches in Harrison and Gentry Counties, Mo.
He also spent over three years as an ombudsman to nursing homes and also spent two years as a hospice volunteer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Zella, on Aug. 23, 1991; grandson, Tracy A. Carroll on April 22, 2004; and a brother, Hershel Simmons. Survivors: three daughters, Elizabeth Buxton, and husband, Richard, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Loretta Gilbert, and husband, Jerry, King City; and Cleta Bohart, and husband, John, Forest, Va.; brother, Gene Simmons, Cameron; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Roberson-Polley Chapel, Stanberry, Mo.
Burial: High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 132, King City.
Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions: American Diabetes Association in care of the Roberson-Polley Chapel, P.O. Box 153, Stanberry, Mo., 64489". (obituary: St. Joseph News-Press; St. Joseph, MO, Fri., Jun, 18, 2004.)
q. (1920 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 137B, (microfilm: roll T625_919; img. 845); 1930 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 114A, (microfilm: roll T626_1188; img. 229); & 1940 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 140B, (microfilm: roll T627_2106; img. 647).)
r. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 11, pg. 105, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 37665; img. 106)).
s. K. Bovaird, N. Newman, E. Miller, B. Phillips, N. Summa, and R. Pierce, Once Upon a Railroad, Stanberry, Missouri 1879-1979, Inter-Collegiate Press, Shawnee Mission, KS, 1979: pgs. 407-8.
3-4. Myrtle Ellen Cogdill married Oakal Thomas Summers. They lived for many years on a farm a mile north of the pioneer settlement of Island City and were active members of the Island City Christian Church.3-4-1. Dorthy Lorene Summers§§§§#, born 19 Jun 1918 in Gentry Co., MO, died 4 Apr 2016 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO; buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry; married on 13 Mar 1943 in Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO, Ralph Emil Koch, born 23 Jun 1919 in Otoe Co., NE, died 18 Jul 2009 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO; buried High Ridge Cem. They had Richard C. and Bill Koch.§§§§#"Dorthy Lorene Koch, 97, of Stanberry, MO went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Northwest Medical Center, Albany, MO.
3-4-2. Neva A. Summers, born ~Dec 1919 in MO. Evidently died as an infant.
3-4-3. Doris May Summers§§§§§, born 23 May 1924 in Gentry Co., MO, died 8 May 1996 In Gentry Co., MO; married on 13 Apr 1944 in Atchison, Atchison Co., KS, Dale Howard West, born 9 Jun 1924 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, died 11 Feb 2006 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem. They had David Milton and Dwight Eugene West.
3-4-4. Ivalou Summers§§§§§*; marrried (1) on 23 Jan 1949 in Gentry Co., MO, Robert Alfred (Bob) Heyde, born 30 Aug 1926 in Gentry Co., MO, died 25 Aug 1993 in Gentry Co., MO, buried High Ridge Cem., Stanberry. They had Thomas L., Mary Lou, Cathy Ann, Karen Sue, Debbie Kay, and Kevin Robert Heyde; married (2) her widowed brother-in-law, Dale Howard West.
Dorthy was born on June 19, 1918 the daughter of Myrtle Ellen (Cogdill) and Oakal Thomas Summers. They preceded her in death.
On March 13, 1943 she married Ralph E. Koch in Maryville, MO.
She attended country grade schools and the Lafayette High School near Island City, MO. She was a member of the Island City Christian Church. She spent several years before her marriage being a caregiver and homemaker in homes for ailing mothers or widows. She loved to do handiwork such as sewing, embroidering, crocheting, and many quilts that she hand-quilted wither her tiny stitches. She enjoyed teaching several great nieces to crochet.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 2009; sister, Doris West; and brothers-in-law, Bob Heyde and Dale West.
She is survived by her sons, Richard C. (Susan) Kock, Bucyrus, KS and Bill (Russalene) Koch, Ravenwood, MO; grandchildren, Chad Koch, New York, Danica (Darin) Donecker, Wichita, KS, Amber (Duncan) Eshelman, Kansas City, KS, Kyle (Becky) Koch, Albany, MO, Boyd (Courtney) Koch, Ravenwood, MO; great grandchildren, Dale and Sydney Donecker, Wichita, KS, Kiauna, Jade, Kailey, Kyler and Korey Koch, Albany, MO, and a baby to arrive in May.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at Island City Christian Church, Stanberry, MO. Burial will follow in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, MO." (obituary: Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO..)
§§§§§ "Dale and Doris West Dale West, son of Vern and Clara Witham West, and Doris Summers, daughter of Oakal and Myrtle Cogdill Summers, were married in 1944. They made their home in Stanberry.
They graduated from Stanberry school in 1942. Dale entered the armed service in 1943, and served under General Simpson, Ninth Army, in Europe.
In 1945, Dale returned home and worked with his father, a building contractor. He served on the City Council nine years, four years of which as Mayor. He also served one term on the local school board. He purchased Nance Lumber Yard in May 1972.
Two sons were born: David Milton, born and died in 1950; and Dwight Eugene born in 1952, who graduated from Stanberry in 1970. He attended Northwest Missouri State College two years, then decided to join his father in the contracting business.
Dwight married Dolores Irene Phillippe, daughter of Harley and Grace Patrick Phillippe, in June 1972. Delores graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1974 and is presently teaching in King City.
They are the parents of one son, Jason Michael, born in July 1975." (K. Bovaird, N. Newman, E. Miller, B. Phillips, N. Summa, and R. Pierce, Once Upon a Railroad, Stanberry, Missouri 1879-1979, Inter-Collegiate Press, Shawnee Mission, KS, 1979: pg. 442.)
§§§§§*"Robert Heyde Family Robert A. Heyde and Ivalou Summers Heyde were both born in Gentry County. Robert A. is the son of the late Alfred G. Heyde. Ivalou's parents, Oakal Summers and the late Myrtle Cogdill Summers, lived one mile norh of Island City. They were married 61 years on July 12, 1978.
Robert A. and Ivalou graduated from Stanberry High School. Robert A. enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1944. When the war ended, he attended two and one-half years at Northwest State University.
Robert A. and Ivalou have six children: Thomas L., Mary Lou, Cathy Ann, Karen Sue, Debra Kay and Kevin Robert.
Thomas, Mary, Cathy and Karen graduated from Stanberry High School.
Tom attended one year at Northwest Missouri State University and spent four years in the Air Force. Tom is married and has two sons.
Mary attended Platt College, is married and has three daughters.
Cathy, married, is a graduate of Missouri Western State College, majoring in vocal and instrumental music. Cathy was selected for inclusion in the 1976 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America. Cathy directed choir at the Clair United Methodist Church.
Karen, a senior at Missouri Western State College, is majoring in vocal music. Karen directs choir at the United Church of Christ in St. Joseph. Karen was selected for the 1978 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America.
Debra is in high school, and Kevin in grade school.
Robert A. started work in the postal department as substitute city carrier and clerk in 1950. In 1960, he transferred to Route 2 carrier." (op. cit. (Bovaird et al): pgs. 279-80.)
t. (1920 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 134A, (microfilm: roll T625_919; img. 838); img. 384); 1930 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 111B, (microfilm: roll T626_1188; img. 224); & 1940 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 140A, (microfilm: roll T627_2106; img. 646).)
u. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 11, pg. 555, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 37665; img. 608)).
v. Death Master File, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, continuously updated.
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6. 1860 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 691, (microfilm: roll M653_620; img. 46).
7. 1870 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 577B, (microfilm: roll M593_776; img. 374).
8. 1880 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 457B, (microfilm: roll T9_687; img. 246).
9. Missouri Military Records Database, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (record group: Off. of Adj. Gen., Rec. of serv. card, Civil War; box 17; reels s886, s900, s780, and s863).
10. Ben Glick,"Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, www.dropbox.com/sh/slhfvw5i4zjmxft/AACfXYga0yjMKuy-XKE2bcqLa/Cooper.pdf?dl=0, 2014.)
11. Don Raymond, "Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2002.); Terris C. Howard, "Cooper Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2002.)
12. Cooper Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=28190&CScn=Cooper&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1434&, continuously updated).
13. Russell-Perkins Family Record, unpublished MSS.
14.. Carolyn Smith Burns,"Old Island Branch Church", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2001.)
15. Death Certificates, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (Death Certificate No. 23887 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO & Death Certificate No. 10116 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO).
16. Don Raymond,"High Ridge Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, 2005.)
17. High Ridge Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1367686&CScn=High+Ridge&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1434&, continuously updated).
18. Lusk Cemetery, Niobrara County, Wyoming (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84072&CScn=Lusk&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3132&, continuously updated).
19. Oak Grove Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kansas (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=93207&CScn=Oak+Grove&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=889&, continuously updated).
20. Park Hill Cemetery, Clark County, Washington (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=76986&CScn=Park+Hill&CScntry=4&CSst=50&CScnty=2958&, continuously updated).
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