Showing posts with label Doyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doyle. Show all posts

Friday, April 25, 2014

52 Ancestors: #17- John William Doyle (1829-1898)


John William Doyle was born in Belmont County, Ohio in February 1829, I believe.  At this time his parents are not known.  A marriage record dated 27 October 1850 in Marshall County, Virginia (which is now West Virginia) shows John Doyle marrying Rebecca Johnson.  In the 1850 census, it appears that both John and Rebecca are in the same household.  So were they living together before they were married?  Just curious.

John and Rebecca had four children that I know of:
Wiley Augustus Doyle (1851 VA/WV- 1924 CO) married Melissa Jane Adams
Mary Emma Doyle (1853-1933) who married Oliver Bryan (I wrote about them earlier)
William Franklin “Frank” Doyle (1856 OH-1928 CO) who married Dora Cleo                  Speckelmire/Specklemier, or other variations of the spelling
James Bruce Doyle (1856 IL-1911 CO) who married Della Ann Speckelmire (various also). 

Yes, the two ladies were sisters, daughters of John Calvin Speckelmire and Charity Mullen.  And there are SOOO many different ways I've found this last name spelled.

In 1858 Rebecca died in Randolph County, Illinois.  I am looking for cemetery records for her.

In September 1862, John enlisted in Company A, 110th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  He was discharged in June 1865, at the end of the Civil War.  John and his children lived in Jefferson County, Illinois in 1870, but moved to Rawlins County, Kansas, before 1880.

John William Doyle died in January 1898 in Rawlins County, Kansas and was buried in the Achilles Cemetery in Rawlins County.

I would like to collaborate with anyone researching any of these people. 

 SPECIAL NOTE:
I would like to thank Amy Johnson Crow of   No Story Too Small  for encouraging us in our writing attempts for our ancestors.  This is the address in case the link doesn't work.  http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks.  I missed my deadline one week, but this has been a great incentive for me to organize at least a little bit of information about each ancestor on a regular basis.  And, Amy also has been compiling a list every week in a recap.  This list is of all of those blogs and surnames that we have been writing about.  So, I check down the list every week to see if someone else has written about any of those people that I'm also researching.  Thank you, Amy.

Friday, April 4, 2014

52 Ancestors: #14 - Bertha Jane Bryan Blackmore (1890-1943)


Bertha Jane Bryan was born in 1890 in Montezuma, Iowa. Her parents were Oliver Bryan and Mary Emma Doyle.   Before Bertha Jane was ten, her family moved to Rawlins County, Kansas.  She had two sisters that were living at the time of her birth, but another sister had died as an infant in 1884.  Bertha also had two brothers, but the one who was the youngest died in 1910 at age 17 in Colorado.

Bertha married Clifford Franklin Blackmore in 1914 in Riverside, California.  She was twenty-four at the time.  So, she had lived in three states before ending up in California. 

Bertha and Clifford had four children.

               Carl Russell Blackmore (1914-1998) born in California

               Glenn Chester Blackmore (1917-2013) born in California

               Estella Marie Blackmore Gee (1919-2007) born in Arizona

               Eugene Clifford Blackmore (1930-  ) born in California.

Bertha Jane Bryan Blackmore and Clifford Franklin Blackmore are both buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, in Fullerton, California.  I hope to get photographs of their grave markers sometime during 2014.

If you are interested in collaborating with this family, please contact me. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

52 Ancestors: #12 Mary Emma Doyle Bryan (1853-1933)


Mary Emma Doyle was the daughter of John William Doyle and probably Rebecca Elizabeth Johnson Doyle.  Mary Emma was born in December 1853 in Ohio County, Virginia.  This area is in the state of West Virginia. 

After Mary’s mother died in 1858, her father moved the family to Kansas where the Doyle family and the Bryan family were neighbors. Mary Emma Doyle and Olive Bryan married in Rawlins County, Kansas in 1880.  Oliver and Mary Emma had six children.  Myrtle died as an infant and Oliver Herman died when he was about 17.  These children were born in Kansas.

               John Albert Bryan (1882-1975)
               Myrtle Bryan (1884-1884)
               Sylvia Augusta Bryan (1885-1973)
               Alma Viola Bryan (1888-1974)

These two children were born in Iowa, so obviously the family moved.

               Bertha Jane Bryan (1890-1943)
               Oliver Herman Bryan (1893-1910)

The family were members of the Methodist church according to the 1895 Iowa State Census.  By 1900 the family is back in Kansas, again in Rawlins County.  By 1910 they were living in Delta County, Colorado.  Another move, before 1920, was to Southern California.  Mary Emma died in 1933 in Pomona.  I do not know where she was buried.

Friday, March 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #11 Oliver Bryan (1851-1944)


Oliver Bryan was the oldest child of Albert and Ann Parker Bryan.  He was born in 2 October 1951 in Jefferson County Iowa.  In 1860 Oliver and his family were living in Poweshiek County, Iowa.  I have been unable to find Oliver in the 1870 census.  Oliver is in Rawlins, Kansas for the 1880 census.  Then Oliver married Mary Emma Doyle in December 1880 in Rawlins County, Kansas. 

Oliver and Mary Emma had six children.  Myrtle died as an infant and Oliver Herman died when he was about 17.  These children were born in Kansas.

               John Albert Bryan (1882-1975)
               Myrtle Bryan (1884-1884)
               Sylvia Augusta Bryan (1885-1973)
               Alma Viola Bryan (1888-1974)

These two children were born in Iowa, so obviously the family moved.

               Bertha Jane Bryan (1890-1943)
               Oliver Herman Bryan (1893-1910)

By the time the 1900 census was recorded the family was living in Kansas again.  Then in 1910 Oliver and Mary were living in Colorado.  They moved again before 1920 because they were enumerated in California, where they continued to live until their deaths.  Oliver died in 1944 in Pomona, in Los Angeles County.  I don’t know where Oliver was buried and I don’t have a copy of his death certificate. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Surname Saturday - Doyle and Johnson


This is the seventh (and last) 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 seven is about Bertha’s maternal grandparents.  Other postings included 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. 


John W Doyle and Rebecca E Johnson

            John William Doyle was born on 3 February 1829 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio.  He married Rebecca Elizabeth Johnson on 27 October 1850 in Moundsville, West Virginia;  however the area was part of Virginia in 1850 because West Virginia was not a state at that time.  Rebecca was born about 1833 in Virginia (now West Virginia).  She was probably the daughter of Alexander Johnson and Sarah Almeda Root. 

            John and Rebecca had four children.  Wiley and Mary Emma were born in Virginia (now West Virginia), while William Franklin was born in Ohio and James Bruce was born in Illinois.     

            Rebecca died in 1858, probably as a complication of the birth of James Bruce Doyle.  In the 1860 census Rebecca’s mother Sarah was living with John and his children, ages 8, 5, 4 and 2.  The value of John’s property was $200.  John joined the Union forces during the Civil War and was mustered in on 11 September 1862.  He mustered out on 8 June 1865.  John was in Company A of the 110th Illinois Infantry.  John was a farmer in Illinois until at least 1870.  All four of his children were living with him and at this time the value of John’s property was $1200.  Sometime between 1870 and 1880 he moved to Kansas.  Depending upon the route, the distance between Jefferson County, Illinois, (1870) and Rawlins County, Kansas, (1880) is around 730 miles.  What a journey!!  John had another farm in Kansas. 

Brothers and Sisters of Mary Emma Doyle

            Wiley Augustus Doyle was born on 18 August 1851 in Moundsville, Virginia (now West Virginia). He moved with father and siblings to Illinois before 1870 where he worked on a farm.  On 21 September 1873 he married Melissa Jane Adams in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  In some records she was listed as Melissa and in others she was listed as Jane.  They had two boys, James Ivan, who was born in Illinois about 1878 and Arthur Gilbert, who was born in 1884 in Kansas. 

            In the 1880 census in Kansas, Wiley and Jane were living with Wiley’s father John.  Jane was listed as step-daughter and son James was listed as nephew.                 

            Melissa (or perhaps Malissa) died on 4 March 1895 in Achilles, Kansas. Wiley continued to be a farmer in Kansas until at least 1905.  In 1910 Wiley was a widow living in Delta County, Colorado and he was still a farm operator. In the 1920 census, it showed that he was a retail merchant for a feed and hardware store.

            Wiley died on 6 December 1924 in Delta, Colorado and he was buried in the Delta Cemetery. 

            Mary Emma DOYLE married Oliver Bryan on 30 December 1880 in Achilles, Rawlins County, Kansas.   Mary was born on 16 December 1853 in Wheeling, Virginia.  At the time of her birth this area was in Virginia, but it is now in West Virginia.  More complete information about this family is found in the 5th section of this series of blog postings.

            William Franklin Doyle was born on 21 February in St. Clairsville, Ohio.  He married Dora Cleo Speckelmire (or Specklemire) on 19 February 1887 in Achilles, Kansas.  Dora was born on 1 November 1871 in Boone County, Iowa.  She was the daughter of John Calvin and Charity Mullen Speckelmire.  (Dora’s  sister Della Ann married Frank’s brother James Bruce Doyle.)  In 1880 Charity Speckelmire and her children (her husband John died in 1880) were living on a farm near the John William Doyle family. 

            William and Dora had three children, two boys, John Wiley and Peter Edward, and one girl Amy.  John may have died during World War I.  Frank was a farmer in Kansas until at least 1900.  In the 1910 census it shows that he is a farm operator for a fruit farm and in 1920 he owned a farm but there were no specific listings. 

            Dora died on 30 August 1927 in Read.  William “Frank” died on 18 August 1928 in Read, Colorado.  Both of them were buried in Delta City Cemetery, in Delta, Colorado.

            James Bruce Doyle was born on 7 January 1858 in Chester, Illinois.  He married Della Ann Speckelmire (or Specklemire) on 3 October 1886 in Achilles, Kansas.  Della was the sister of Dora Cleo who married James’s brother William Franklin Doyle.  In 1880 Charity Speckelmire and her children, including Della and Dora, were living on a farm near the John William Doyle farm in Achilles, Kansas. 

            They had three children; two girls, Susan Ethel and Nora May, and one boy Thomas Julius.  James was a farmer in Kansas and then later in Colorado. 

            James died on 21 November 1911 in Read, Colorado.  He was buried in Cory Cemetery in Colorado.  Della then married William Ira Adams, about 1913.  Della died on 17 September 1929 in Pueblo, Colorado.  She is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, in Pueblo.  More information about William Adams is not available.

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Surname Saturday - Bryan and Doyle


 

This is the fifth 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 five is about Bertha Bryan’s parents.  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.   

Oliver Bryan and Mary Emma Doyle Bryan

          Oliver BRYAN was the oldest child of Albert and Ann.  He was born on 2 October 1851 in Jefferson County, Iowa.  Oliver married Mary Emma DOYLE on 30 December 1880 in Achilles, Rawlins County, Kansas.   Mary was born on 16 December 1853, the daughter of John William DOYLE and Rebecca Elizabeth JOHNSON, in Wheeling, Ohio County, Virginia.  This area of Virginia is now part of West Virginia since this was before 1863 when West Virginia officially became a state.  Ohio County is in northern West Virginia and borders the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

            Oliver was born in Iowa in Jefferson County, which is in southeast Iowa.  He and his family moved to Poweshiek County, which is northwest of Jefferson before 1856 and he lived there until at least 1860.  Sometime before 1880, Oliver moved to Rawlins County, Kansas, even though his family still lived in Iowa. 

            Sometime in the 1870s John William Doyle (Mary Emma’s father) and his children moved from Illinois to Kansas. In 1858 in Iowa Rebecca, his wife, died during childbirth.  Oliver and Mary Emma’s family lived very near each other on farms in the 1880 census.

            Oliver and Mary Emma Doyle Bryan had 6 children:  two sons and four daughters (John Albert, Myrtle, Sylvia, Alma, Bertha Jane, and Oliver Herman).

            Oliver and Mary lived on farms in Kansas and Iowa until the early 1900s.  Except for Sylvia and her husband all of their children moved with them to Colorado where, for a short time about 1910, they lived on a farm.  Then they moved to Southern California. 

            In 1914 as indicated in the clippings Oliver leased land for a poultry farm in Winchester, California, although he gave up the lease in December 1914.  According to the 1920 census Oliver was now working in the oil fields.

            Mary Emma Doyle Bryan died on 7 December 1933 in Pomona, California.  Mary and Oliver were possibly living at 1136 W 4th Street in Pomona at this time.   She was 80.  In 1940 Oliver was living with his daughter Alma and her husband Charles Billstrom and their children at 320 No Hamilton, Pomona.  Oliver died on 8 July 1944 in Pomona, Los Angeles County, California.


Brothers and Sisters of Bertha Jane Bryan

            John Albert Bryan was born on 6 Jul 1882 in Achilles, Rawlins County, Kansas.  He married Clara Lee Bussey, the daughter of Robert S Bussey and Eva Elizabeth Gordon, on 30 May 1918 in California.  Clara was born on 30 May 1893 in Alabama.  She moved to California with her parents sometime before 1910.

            In 1900, while he was living in Iowa near his parents, John was listed as a farm laborer in the census records.  John registered for the World War I draft in 1918 in California.  He stated that he was short, of medium build and had blue eyes and brown hair.  At the time he registered for the draft, he listed his next of kin as Clara Lee Bryan.  He stated that he was a truck driver for Union Oil Company in Brea, California. 

            The 1920 census showed that John was working in the oil fields.  This record showed that most of the men in this Placentia, California, neighborhood where John and Clara were living were also working in the oil fields in various jobs.  John’s occupation changed in the 1930s and 1940s. Addresses for John and Clara during the 1930s were all in Pomona.   In the census records for both 1930 and 1940, John was listed as owning or working on a poultry farm. 

            It appears that John Albert and Clara had no children. 

            Clara died on 18 September 1944 in San Bernardino County, California. After Clara’s death John married Anna Louise Barnes Rennick on 18 March 1945. Rennick was the name of Anna’s first husband.  Anna was born between 1900 and 1905 and records are in conflict as to whether she was born in Maine or New York.  She died in September 1992 in San Bernardino County, California.  John died in 15 May 1975 in Montclair, San Bernardino County, California. 

            Myrtle Bryan was born on 5 April 1884 in Achilles, Rawlins County, Kansas.  She died a few days later on 10 April 1884 in Achilles, Kansas.

            Sylvia August Bryan was born on 4 April 1884 in Achilles, Rawlins County, Kansas.  Sylvia married Thomas Malone on 28 September 1904 in Tully, Rawlins County, Kansas.  Thomas was the son of John Malone and Mary Ann Delaney and was born on 3 February 1871 in Illinois. 

            Even though her family moved to Colorado about 1910, Sylvia, Thomas, and their adopted daughter Anna stayed in Kansas.  While living in Kansas, Thomas was a farmer.  Then, by 1928, their family was in Pomona at 525 W Monterey Street and Thomas was working for the railroad.  His occupation was listed as watchman or crossing watchman in both the 1930 and 1940 census records.  Beginning about 1928 they lived at 525 West Monterey Street in Pomona, California. 

            Thomas Malone died on 27 April 1954 in Los Angeles County, California.  Sylvia died in Los Angeles County, California on 26 August 1973.

            Alma Viola Bryan was born on 31 May 1888 in Achilles, Rawlins County, Kansas.  Alma married Charles Oscar Billstrom on 15 June 1908 in Read, Delta County, Colorado.  Charles was born on 27 June 1884 in Holdredge, Nebraska, the son of John Peter Billstrom and Mary Christina Berggren. 

            In 1910 the census showed that Charles was working in a coal mine in Colorado.  Charles and Alma had eight children:  seven boys and one girl who was the youngest:  Don Alfred, Charles Oscar, Loren, Ted John, Oliver Pete, Robert Stanley, Herbert Leroy and Christina Marie Billstrom.  The first five boys were all born in Colorado, while the last two boys and Christina were born in California. Their son Loren died before 1920.  Sometime between 1916 and 1918, the family moved to California. 

            Charles filled out the WWI draft registration card while working in Montana as a blacksmith for Clifton Applegate & Toole Co, in Anaconda, Montana.  This card indicated that his wife was living in Fullerton, California.  Charles indicated that he was tall, of medium build and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

            In 1920, Charles and Alma, along with five of their children (Don, Charley, Teddy, Oliver and Robert) were living near Alma’s parents, Oliver and Mary Bryan in Placentia, California.  Charles was working in the oil fields, as were most of the men in the neighborhood.  Also working for an oil company in 1930 were their sons Don Alfred and Charles Oscar. It appears from information in the 1930 and 1940 census records that this family lived in Pomona in both 1930 and 1940.  However the 1940 census records showed that in 1935 they lived in Delta, Colorado.

            Charles died on 16 April 1959 in San Bernardino County, California. Alma died on 23 May 1974 in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California.

            Bertha Jane Bryan married Clifford Franklin Blackmore on 10 November 1914 in Winchester, California.  She was born in Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa on 26 August 1890 to Oliver Bryan and Mary Emma Oliver.  More information about this couple is found in the first section of this series.

            Oliver Herman Bryan was Oliver and Mary Emma’s youngest son.  He was born on 7 November 1893 in Pleasant, Poweshiek County, Iowa.  He died on 23 June 1910 in Read, Delta County, Colorado.  In the 1910 census Oliver was living with his parents in Colorado and was listed as single. He must have died soon after this census was taken.

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I'm going to GRIP in July

I haven't posted for some time.  As many of you are aware, life often interfers with genealogy.  Well, that's enough on that subject.

I registered this morning for GRIP.  I think the online registration process was easy this year.  Perhaps it's because I knew what to expect, but I registered and received confirmation within a few minutes of each other.

 For those of you who many not know about this wonderful genealogical institute, here's the link for more information.
http://www.gripitt.org/ There are still openings in five of the six classes offered this year.

Hope to see you there. 

AND, I hope to post more about my research efforts on the Blackmore, Blincow, Bryan and Doyle families for my father-in-law.