This is the fourth section of a booklet that I put together for my father-in-law’s 96th birthday. His parents were Clifford Franklin and Bertha Bryan Blackmore. Section four is about Clifford’s maternal grandparents. Future postings will include the other parents and grandparents of Clifford and Bertha and will include Blincow and Doyle surnames. I have also included information about the siblings of these direct ancestors.
William Blincow and Betsy W Howe
William A Blincow was born on 7 December 1831 in England. He was baptized on 22 August 1835 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England. William A Blincow was the son of William Blincow and Elizabeth Robinson.
On 16 October 1860, William married Betsy Wikes Howe in England. Betsy was born on 26 January 1838 in Long Buckby, England, the daughter of William Howe and Elizabeth Kilsby.
William and Betsy had eight children. Five were born in England: William, Richard, Frederick Howe, Mary Elizabeth, and Eliza Helen. They immigrated on 1 May 1872. Then three children (Frank Robert, Ada Louise and George) were born in Nebraska. Both first and second papers for naturalization were filed in York County, Nebraska. In 1880 William was a farmer. The family moved to Kansas sometime before 1894. In 1900 William was a clerk for the district court in Thomas County, Kansas.
William died on 10 July 1903 in Colby, Kansas. In the 1910 census Betsy has her son George living with her. The 1915 Kansas State Census showed that Betsy was living with J A Horning and Nellie. Nellie was one of her daughters. Betsy died on 17 December 1915 in Norton, Kansas. Both William and Betsy were buried in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. The headstone also has George listed on it.
Children of William and Betsy Blincow
William Blincow was born on 23 August 1861 in Long Buckby, England. William married Minnie Rose Stauffer on 27 June 1894 in Colby, Kansas. Minnie was born in October 1876 in Jewell County, Kansas. They had three children: Bessie May, Ivy Pearl and Wayne Albert, all born in Kansas before 1900.
William and Minnie obviously had moved their family to Colorado before 1917. A newspaper clipping showed that Minnie’s mother was visiting and there was an accident where Wayne Blincow ran into a car while avoiding a boy who had been knocked off of his bicycle by a horse. Confusing???
In 1920, the family was living in Fort Lupton, Colorado. William was a farm operator there. In 1930 William and Minnie were living in different counties in Kansas. William was living with a family and working on their farm. Minnie was listed as “sister in law” in a Stoefer family, but I believe she was really an aunt.
Minnie died on 27 October 1938 in Spokane, Washington at age 62. I wonder if, when she died, she was visiting her son Wayne Albert Blincow, his wife Anna and their children, since in 1940 they all lived in Spokane.
William died on 19 August 1946 in Weld County, Colorado at age 84. Both of them were buried in Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville, Colorado.
Richard Blincow was born on 24 October 1864 in Long Buckby, England. He immigrated with his parents in 1972. He married Lydia Annetta Rebecca Brown on 25 June 1893 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. Lydia was born on 3 February 1875 in Colby, Kansas and was the daughter of Reuben Scott Brown and Lucretia Jane “Creta” Atteberry.
Richard and Lucretia Blincow had seven children: Gertrude Edith, Clyde Lawrence, Elmer Arthur, Grace Lucretia, Floyd Leslie, Mabel Mildred and Ruth Margaret Blincow. Richard worked as a farmer in Thomas and then in Nebraska.
Richard died on 23 November 1923 in Oxford, Furnas & Harlan Counties, Nebraska, at age 59. Lydia died on 13 June 1931, also in Oxford. Both of them are buried in Oxford Cemetery, Harlan County, Nebraska.
Frederick Howe Blincow was born on 14 May 1867 in Long Buckby, England. Frederick married Nellie Arene McConnell, daughter of Josiah W McConnell and Eliza E Cuddeback, on 7 November 1889 in York, York County, Nebraska. Nellie was born on 9 July 1873 in Bee-Town, Grant County, Wisconsin.
Frederick and Nellie had six children: Roy Malvin, Myrtle Irene, Guy Lloyd, Harold Laverne, Lyle Wayne and Josiah William Blincow. Fred worked as a farmer in Furnas County, Nebraska until at least 1940. In 1940 he was listed as a wd (widowed) and his son Lyle and family were living with him.
Nellie died at age 61 on 18 October 1934 in Oxford, Nebraska. Frederick died on 21 February 1962 in McCool Junction, York County, Nebraska, at age 84. Both of them were buried in Oxford Cemetery, Harlan County, Nebraska.
Mary Elizabeth “Polly” BLINCOW was born on 3 May 1869 in Long Buckby, England. She was the daughter of William A Blincow and Betsy Wikes Howe. She married George Marlin Blackmore in York, Nebraska on 30 December 1887. For more information about this family please see earlier blog postings.
Eliza “Nellie” Helen Blincow was born on 4 December 1870 in Long Buckby England. Eliza immigrated in 1872. She married John Andrew Horning about 1892. John was born about 1865 in Indiana. They had six children: Olive E, Ethel, William C, Alice H, Ruth and John Irvin Horning. John worked as a farmer in Norton County, from 1900 until at least 1940, according to US and Kansas State Census records.
John died I June 1950 in Kansas at about age 85 and Eliza died at about age 84 on 7 October 1955 in Kansas. They were both buried in Norton Cemetery, Norton, Kansas.
Frank Robert Blincow was born on 3 November 1872 in Fairmont, Nebraska. Frank married Millie Priscilla Brown, the daughter of Reuben Scott Brown and Lucretia Jane “Creta” Atteberry. Frank and Millie had three children: Harlan Robert, Ethel Irene and Homer Brown Blincow.
Frank seems to have been a farmer for his entire life, basically in Furnas County, Nebraska. In the 1940 census, the value of his property was listed as $2500.
Millie died on 29 December 1944 in Nebraska at age 65. Frank died on 19 June 1945 at age 72, also in Nebraska. They were both buried in Oxford Cemetery, Harlan County, Nebraska.
Ada Louise Blincow was born on 11 March 1873 in Fairmont, Nebraska. Ada married William Rupert Farris on 4 March 1898 in Mt Auburn, Iowa. William was born in March 1867 in Iowa. His parents were John W Farris and Rhoda C Potts. Ada and William had six children, all girls: Pearl H, Hazel I, Zella Mae, Wilma A, Grace H, and Vera M.
It appears that Pearl died before 1910, as she was not in the 1910 census with the rest of her family. William and Ada lived in Benton County for their entire lives. William was a farmer. In the 1940 census, they declared the value of their farm as $600.
William died at age 86 in 1953 in Benton County. Ada died on 15 April 1957 in Benton County at age 83. They were buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Benton County, Iowa.
George Blincow was born on 18 February 1877 in Fairmont, Nebraska. George moved to Kansas between 1880 and 1895. It appears that he lived in Thomas County for his entire life. In the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census records he indicated that he worked in a hotel. It also seems like he never married. He died on 11 January 1962 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, at age 73. He was buried in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, Kansas. The headstone lists George as well as his parents.