First Grade, 1946, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Sanger, California.
Harley Darrell Hopper is in the middle row, far left.
Here is his report card:
My mother, Carol Ann Cowan, attended East High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Here is a picture of the Freshman of 1952.
Carol Ann Cowan is in the front row, third from the right.
Carol attended Kensington Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. Here’s a photo of the 6th graders in 1949:
Here’s her elementary diploma:
I used Ancestry.com and Findagrave.com to verify names, and only had to tweak a few of them. Here’s the notes my grandfather (Wallace Paul Cowan) had with this photo:
The 5th Grade Class of 1914 – Springdale Grammar School – Lee Davis, Teacher
Front Row: Park Phillips, Marcus (Mickie) Hawn, Glenn Marvin Riggs, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Maurice Renner, Byron, Josephine Baxter
2nd Row: Eula, Lena Lichlyter, Clovia Fink, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Thompson, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
3rd Row: Raymond Goree, Victor H. Rice, Wallace Paul Cowan, Reba Mae Crutcher, Frank Lane, Bowman, Unknown, Dorothy Lewis, Unknown
4th Row: Elsie Stobaugh, Winnie Baggett, Daisy Cardwell, Dan Ingrum, Fred Smith, Bill Sullivan, Pauline Bookout, Bert Farlan Henson, Unknown, Eula Fitzgerald
I have funeral cards for 366 people who lived/died in or around Holt County, Missouri. They were collected by Todd’s grandparents Ralph Gray & Edna Hickman Gray of Craig. I would like to get these into the hands of a relative interested in genealogy, and perhaps that is YOU. Email me at email@example.com and send me the name on the card(s) you want and your address and I will get it(them) sent. I will keep a photo of each one I send out, in case I have additional inquiries, though I do have two copies of many of these.
I have funeral cards for 211 people who lived/died in or around Union County, Iowa. They were collected by Todd’s grandmother Inez Perkins Reece (1921-2005) of Creston. I would like to get these into the hands of a relative interested in genealogy, and perhaps that is YOU. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me the name on the card(s) you want and your address and I will get it(them) sent. I will keep a photo of each one I send out, in case I have additional inquiries, though I do have two copies of many of these.
Eli Wardwell Robinson and Emily Hill are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Emma Matilda Robinson.
Eli Wardwell Robinson was born about 1810 in New York. His parents are unknown.
Emily Hill was born about 1820 in New York. Her parents are unknown.
Eli and Emily married November 30, 1839 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.
On the 1840 US Census, Eli was head of a household of 4 in Madison, Lake County, Ohio: 1 male aged 20-29 (Eli); 1 female under age 5 (Martha); 2 females aged 20-29 (Emily and unknown).
On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Madison, Lake County, Ohio. Eli was 50 and a blacksmith, Emily was 40, and they had 3 children at home: Martha, age 19; Homer, age 17; Emma, age 13.
On the 1860 Agriculture Schedule of the Census, Eli’s assets are listed as: 80 improved acres, 92 unimproved acres, cash value of farm $4000, value of farming implements and machinery, $40, 4 horses, 9 milk cows, 11 other cattle, 14 swine, value of livestock $300, 145 bushels of wheat, -, 100 bushels of Indian corn, 40 bushels of oats, 15 bushels of peas and beans, 25 bushels of Irish potatoes, 6 bushels of sweet potatoes, value of orchard products $75, value of produce of market gardens $75, 500 pounds of butter, 25 tons of hay, value of animals slaughtered $50
On the 1870 US Census, the family was in Boone, Dallas County, Iowa. Eli was 60 and a farmer, Emily was 50, and Homer was 27 and a farmer. They lived nextdoor to daughter Emma and her family with Andrew Watrous.
On the 1870 Agriculture Schedule of the Census, Eli’s assets are listed as: 80 improved acres, 10 wooded acres, -, cash value of farm $4500, cash value of farming implements and machinery $250, total wages paid for the year $45, 4 horses, 3 milk cows, 3 other cattle, 12 swine, value of livestock $750, 800 bushels of spring wheat, 2000 bushels Indian corn, 600 bushels of oats, 15 bushels Irish potatoes, 10 tons of hay, value of animals sold for slaughter $20, value of all farm produce $165.
The children of Eli Wardwell Robinson & Emily Hill:
Martha Antoinette Robinson – Martha was born July 13, 1840 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. She married Emery Samuel Warren on November 27, 1862 in Polk County, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa and had 9 children. According to her memorial on Find A Grave, she was a suffragette and close friend of Susan B. Anthony, and supported prohibition through her work with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was also the author of the book Shirt Tail Inn about her husband’s life. She died December 23, 1934 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Homer Stratton Robinson – Homer was born January 27, 1843 in Ohio. He married Luella Barnes, a dressmaker, on October 2, 1874 in Dallas County, Iowa. They had no children and lived in Iowa. He died April 25, 1919. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Emma Matilda Robinson – My 3x great grandmother Emma was born August 28, 1847 in Ohio. She married Andrew M. Watrous in about 1864 in Iowa. They had 5 children. Emma died February 19, 1916, probably in Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.
Andrew Mayfield Watrous is my 4x great grandparents, the father of my 3x great grandfather Andrew M. Watrous.
For now I am considering the mother of Andrew M. Watrous to be Harriet Vandercook. She is listed as the mother of Andrew Mayfield Watrous’ daughter Julia on a marriage record. On 1850 US Census, his wife was listed as Harriet. I think that Harriet died shortly after the Census, and he married a woman named Matilda. Matilda appears with him in 1860 and 1870, and in 1880 as his widow. I can’t find any marriage records for Andrew. Most online family trees list Andrew’s first wife as Hannah Vanderbrook, and it’s possible that Harriet Vandercook is actually Hannah Vanderbrook. But I haven’t found a record linking him to a wife named Hannah. Also, a check of the 1810 US Census in New York found 4 matches to names that could become Vandercook (VanderCook, Vanderkirk, Van Der Cock) but got no hits for Vanderbrook. It is possible that Andrew had a wife prior to Harriet/Hannah, because the one child linked to Harriet has 3 older siblings who could have a different mother. This is a work in progress … and if you have information to share with me I would love to hear from you.
Andrew Mayfield Watrous 1805 in New York. He was a son of Phineas Watrous and Hannah Chadwick.
Harriet Vandercook was born about 1811 in New York. Her parents are unknown.
On the 1830 US Census, Andrew was head of a household of 6 in Lyons, Wayne County, New York: 1 male aged 20-29 (Andrew was 25); 2 females under age 5 (unknown, neither lives to 1840); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown, doesn’t live to 1840, and probably not their child due to mother’s age); 1 female aged 10-14 (unknown, not their child due to ages of parents); 1 female aged 20-29 (Harriet was 19).
In 1833, Andrew was counted on the Michigan State Census.
On October 15, 1835 Andrew purchased 40 acres in Detroit. On May 1, 1837 Andrew Michigan of Oakland County, Michigan purchased 40 acres of land in Detroit, Michigan. On September 4, 1838 he purchased 80 acres in Detroit.
On the 1840 US Census, Andrew was head of a household of 6 in Independence, Oakland County, Michigan: 1 male aged 5-9 (Phineas); 1 male aged 10-14 (unknown, wasn’t counted in 1830); 1 male aged 30-39 (Andrew was 35); 1 female under age 5 (unknown, doesn’t live to 1850); 1 female aged 5-9 (Hannah); 1 female aged 30-39 (Harriet was 29).
On the 1850 US Census, the family was in Orange, Delaware County, Ohio. Andrew was 46 and working as a shoemaker. Harriet was 39. They had 6 children: Hannah, age 15; Phineas, age 13; Andrew, age 9; Julia, age 6; Sarah, age 2; Martha, an infant.
On May 1, 1855 Andrew purchased 42 acres in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
Sometime in here Harriet died, and Andrew married Matilda, last name unknown.
On the 1856 Iowa State Census, the family was in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Andrew was 51 and a physician, Matilda was 50, Phineas was 19, Andrew was 15, Julia was 11, Jane was 9, and Martha was 6.
On the 1860 US Census, the family was in Walnut, Dallas County, Iowa. Andrew was 55 and working as a physician. Matilda was 54. The children, all from Andrew’s first marriage: Julia, age 15; Andrew, age 20; Sarah, age 13; Martha, age 10. Julia, Sarah and Martha were attending school, and Andrew was a farmer.
In 1864, Andrew paid $5.52 on a Hotel in Boone and $2 for a horse car, and later that year paid another $4.17 tax on the hotel (valued at $10.)
On the 1870 US Census, Andrew and Matilda lived in Boone, Dallas County, Iowa. Andrew was 65 and farming. Matilda was 64. That is the last record I have for them.
The children of Andrew Mayfield Watrous & Harriet Vandercook:
Many online family trees list other children, and Census records show they may have children that aren’t listed here. If you have information that links other children to this couple, please let me know!
Hannah Watrous – Hannah was born 1835 in Michigan. She married Roswell Winn by 1856 (his first wife died in 1851 and Hannah appears on the Iowa State Census as his wife in 1856.) They had a daughter in 1869, and Roswell died in 1870. Hannah married Samuel S. Christian on September 6, 1871 in Muscatine County, Iowa. They had a daughter in 1875. Hannah died in August of 1886. She was 51 years old.
Phineas Watrous – Phinneas was born 1837 in Michigan. He married Sarah Catherine Van Duesen. They farmed in Iowa and had at least 11 children. He died in 1886. He was 49 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Andrew M. Watrous – My 3x great grandfather Andrew was born October 14, 1841 in Ohio. He married Emma Matilda Robinson in about 1864 in Iowa. They had 5 children. Andrew died April 9, 1918 in Jackson County, Missouri. He was 76 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.
Julia Cecelia Watrous – Julia was born in about 1846 in Ohio. She married Joseph H. Delong in 1865. Joseph fought in the Civil War and they had 2 children. Joseph either died or they divorced, and Julia married James Chamberlain on September 26, 1871 in Dallas County, Iowa. (James’ first wife was Fidelia Watrous, unknown if related to Julia). James and Julia had 1 child. James died in January of 1885 in New Orleans, and Julia married Moses Jackman (a veteran of the Civil War) on July 28, 1885 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Moses died in 1907. Julia died October 18, 1940 in Linn, Marshall County, Iowa at the Iowa Soldiers Home. She was about 94 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Sarah Jennie Watrous – Sarah was born October 28, 1848 in Delaware County, Ohio. She married David Sisley in about 1868 and they had 6 children. David was a stagecoach driver for the Overland Stage Company. They lost 3 children in one day to diptheria in 1878. After David died in 1884, Sarah married John Thompson (born in England, a teamster) in 1886 and they had one child. Sarah died June 17, 1926 in Baker County, Oregon. She was 76 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Martha Ellen Watrous – Martha was born about 1850 in Ohio. She married Henry E. Shepard in about 1870. Henry was a farmer, well digger, and prospector of coal and water. They had 10 children. She died prior to 1920 when her husband was listed as widowed and living with their son. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Andrew M. Watrous & Emma Matilda Robinson are my 3X great grandparents. They are the parents of my 2x great grandfather Arthur Wardwell Watrous.
Andrew M. Watrous was born October 14, 1841 in Ohio. He was the son of Andrew Mayfield Watrous and Hannah Vanderbrook.
On the 1850 US Census, Andrew was 9 years old and attending school. He lived in Orange, Delaware County, Ohio with his father Andrew, age 46, widowed, a shoemaker, and his siblings.
On the 1860 US Census, 20 year old Andrew lived in Walnut, Dallas County, Iowa. He was a farmer, He lived with father Andrew, age 55 and now a physician, and stepmother Matilda, age 54, and several siblings. Meanwhile. Emma was 13, and she lived in Madison, Lake County, Ohio with father Eli, age 50 and a blacksmith; mother Emily, age 40; and siblings.
Andrew & Emma married about 1864 in Iowa.
On the 1870 US Census, Andrew was 29 and working on a farm. Emma was 24, and had two children: Arthur, age 6; Alice, age 3. They lived next door to Emma’s parents in Boone, Dallas County, Iowa.
On the 1880 US Census, the family was in Knox, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Andrew was 36 and a well digger. Emma was 30. They had 4 children: Andrew, age 15; Alice, age 11; Grace, age 6; and Bertha, age 2. Alice and Grace were attending school.
On the 1885 Iowa State Census, the family was in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. Andrew was 45 and a well digger, Emma was 38, and all 5 of their children were in the home.
On the 1895 Iowa State Census, the family was in Griswold, Cass County, Iowa.
On the 1900 US Census, the family was in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. Andrew was 59 and a carriage blacksmith. Emma was 53. They had been married 38 years and had 5 children. Four of their children lived in their home: Grace, age 26 and a seamstress; Bertha, age 21 and a seamstress; Herbert, age 17 and an upholsterer; and their granddaughter, my great grandmother Lula May, age 12 and attending school.
Granddaughter Lula May went to Kansas City, where she married in 1907. Emma and Andrew separated, with Andrew along with his father Arthur going in Kansas City.
On the 1910 US Census, Emma was 62 and listed as divorced. She lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri with daughter Grace, age 35 and a seamstress in a garment factory; and son Herbert, age 26 and an electrician for the telephone company.
The 1913 St. Joseph City Directory notes that Emma moved to Grand Island, Nebraska. She went to be with daughter Grace who had married Ike Brigman. The rest of the family was in Kansas City by this time.
Andrew and Emma are buried together in Kansas City, Missouri, despite not living together after 1900. Emma died February 19, 1916, probably in Nebraska. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Andrew died April 9, 1918 in Jackson County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
The children of Andrew M. Watrous & Emma Matilda Robinson:
Arthur Wardwell Watrous – My 2x great grandfather Arthur was born August 14, 1864 in Polk County, Iowa. He married Carrie Elizabeth Deutsch on March 4, 1886 in Atlantic, Iowa. They had 4 children. He divorced or separated from Carrie and married Phoebe Elizabeth Heiser in about 1895 according to their reporting on the 1910 US Census. (Phoebe was Carrie’s niece, the daughter of her sister Barbara. She died in 1920. Arthur married Elizabeth Bernicke Bauman on February 14, 1921 in Jackson County, Missouri. Arthur died September 26, 1932 in an automobile accident in Kansas City, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.
Alice Emma Watrous – Alice was born January 10, 1868 in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She married Charles E. Deutch on January 10, 1889 in Cass County, Iowa. (Charles was brother to her brother Arthur’s wife Carrie.) They had 6 children. She died February 22, 1937 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She was 69 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Grace Ethel Watrous – Grace was born in 1873 in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She married Isaac “Ike” Brigman on April 28, 1912 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was found with him on the 1920 US Census. In 1930 she lived in Kansas City with her sister Alice, and worked as a machine operator in a dress factory. Kansas City Directory lists her in 1930 as Grace Brigman, and in the 1933 as Grace Watrous. She died in 1947, and her headstone has her maiden name. She had no children. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Bertha Maude Watrous – Bertha was born June 29, 1878 in Cass County, Iowa. She married Orelius Davis on December 15, 1907 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. He was a photographer. She married Frank E. Cook on December 22, 1922 in St. Joseph, Berrier County, Michigan. She had no children. She died August 29, 1949 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. She was 71 years old, and was a retired professional photographer. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Herbert Robinson Watrous – Herbert was born March 4, 1883 in Cass County, Iowa. He married Maude Stokes in 1910. She died in 1949. He married Joan Wilson Pagett on March 9, 1950 in Jackson County, Missouri. He had a long career with Bell Telephone, and he had no children. He died December 28, 1956 in Jackson County, Missouri. He was 73 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Christian Deutsch & Katherine Dahlem are my 3X great grandparents. They are the parents of my 2X great grandmother Carrie Elizabeth Deutsch.
Christian Deutsch was born January 27, 1814 in Bavaria, a state in Southeastern Germany. His parents are thought to be Christian Deutsch & Maria Diener.
Katherine Dahlem was born March 21, 1824 in Germany. Her parents are thought to be Joseph Dahlem & Catherine Finger.
Christian and Katherine married in Germany, probably around 1845.
Christian and Katherine arrived in the US on May 31, 1854. The family appears on a passenger list for the ship Francis. Christian was a 40 year old farmer, Katherine was 30, and they had three children: Elizabeth, age 8; Catherine, age 4; and Barbara, an infant. They left from LeHavre, France and arrived in New York, New York. The ship held 298 passengers.
A U.S. Naturalization record indicates that Christian Deutsch, originally of Bavaria was naturalized in Iowa on November 3, 1860.
On the 1870 US Census, the family lived in Denmark, Lee County, Iowa. Christian was 56 and a “janitor in academy.” The academy was probably Denmark Academy, a school established in 1843. Katherine was 46. Only their youngest children, born in the US, lived in the home: Mary, 13; John, 10; Charles, 7; Carrie, 4.
On the 1885 Iowa Census, Christian was 71 and Katherine was 61. Children at home were Mary, age 26; Charles, age 21; and Carrie, age 18.
Christian died February 15, 1886. He was 72 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
In the 1898 St. Joseph City Directory, Katherine was listed as the widow of Christian, living at 2108 S. 12th with son John. Son Charles was also listed in the directory, without a home address.
On the 1900 US Census, Katherine lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri with daughter Mary and her family, and with her sons John and Henry. (This is the only reference I have to a son named Henry.) Katherine reported having had 7 children with 4 still living – but at least 6 were living in 1900, and if Henry was her son they had 8 children.
Katherine died February 14, 1901. She was 76 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
The children of Christian Deutsch & Katherine Dahlem:
Elizabeth Deutsch – Elizabeth was born in Germany in about 1846. She was 8 when she arrived in the the US with her parents in 1854. The ship’s passenger list is the only record of her.
Katherine Deutsch – Katherine was born February 13, 1846, though she was listed as being 3 on the ship’s passenger list when the family arrived in the US in 1854. Katherine married Jacob Wissler in about 1867. He had immigrated from Germany in 1860 and fought in the Civil War. They had 12 children. Katherine died July 23, 1936. She was 93 years old. Her Find a Grave memorial is here.
Barbara Laura Deutch – Barbara was born in 1854 in Germany, just months before the family traveled to the US. She married Henry Andrew Heiser in 1876. They had 4 daughters. Barbara died September 24, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. She was 68 years old.
Mary Anna Deutsch – Mary was their first child born in the US, on April 13, 1857 in Iowa. She married Nathan Morehead on February 20, 1889 in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They had 4 children. She died September 1, 1939. She was 82 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
John C. Deutsch – John was born in July of 1860 in Iowa. He didn’t marry. He lived with sister Mary’s family along with his mother and a brother on the 1900 US Census. He lived with my his sister Carrie’s ex-husband’s family on the 1910 US Census. He died in 1914 and is buried in the same cemetery as his sister Mary. He was about 54 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Charles Edward Deutsch – Charles was born 1863 in Iowa. He married Alice E. Watrous on January 10, 1889 in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They had 6 children. He died in 1943. He was about 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Henry Deutsch – The first and only reference to a son named Henry is the 1900 US Census, when Katherine and sons John and Henry lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri with Mary’s family. Henry was born about 1865 in Iowa.
Carrie Eizabeth Deutsch – Carrie was my 2X great grandmother. She was born in 1866 in Iowa. She married Arthur Wardwell Watrous on March 4, 1886 in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They had 4 children. She died in about 1902, probably in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. She would have been about 36 years old.
David Hustead and Jane Maxwell are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Hustead.
Most of what I know about David and Jane was documented in David’s family’s Bible and transcribed and shared on Ancestry.com. The Bible included the marriage of David to Jane Maxwell, births of David and his children, and the deaths of David, his wife, and his daughter Jane. David’s children are listed in his father’s will.
David Hustead was born in September 8, 1783 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was son of Robert Hustead and Sarah McDonald. Robert fought in the Revolutionary War, as did his father John.
Jane Maxwell was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania. She was a daughter of James Maxwell and Nancy Ann Grant. James was born in Armegh, Ireland and fought in the Revolutionary War. This information was found in Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Vol. CIX 1929.
David and Jane married on December 22, 1811. (Around the same time, Jane’s sister Elizabeth married David’s brother Alexander.)
On the 1820 US Census, David Hustead was head of a household of 8 in Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: 1 male under age 10 (Robert was 7); 1 male aged 16-25 (unknown, not their child); 1 male aged 26-44 (David was 36); 4 females under age 10 (Lydia was 8, Ann was 5, Sarah was 3, and Maria was 1); 1 female aged 26-44 (Jane was 25).
Jane died February 19, 1821, 8 days after giving birth to her 6th child, a daughter named Jane. She was about 26 years old. David died April 14, 1821 when he was 37 years old. Their daughter Jane died April 38, 1821, at age 2 months and 19 days old.
David’s father Robert Hustead died in 1838. His will named David’s son as Robert and David’s daughters as Lydia, Ann, Sarah, and Maria.
The children of David Hustead & Jane Maxwell:
Lydia Hustead – Lydia was born May 12, 1812 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The only way I know about her is from the family Bible and her grandfather’s will.
Robert Hustead – Robert was born August 12, 1813 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The only way I know about him is from the family Bible and his grandfather’s will.
Ann Hustead – Ann was born May 19, 1815 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married Nathan Joseph in 1838. They farmed in Centreville, Tyler County, West Virginia, and had 6 children. Nathan fought in the Civil War with Company H of the 4th West Virginia Cavalry. Ann died April 20, 1905. She was 89 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Sarah Hustead – My 3x great grandmother Sarah was born August 3, 1817 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married John Clovis in about 1837 and they had 9 children. Sarah died March 22, 1875 in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas. She was 57 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.
Maria Hustead – Maria was born July 21, 1819 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She married Levi Jackson Rogers, a physician, in 1838. They lived in Salem, Henry County, Iowa and had 8 children. Maria died on July 5, 1895 in Hastings, Adam County, Nebraska. She was 75 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Jane Hustead – Jane was born February 11, 1821 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died April 30, 1821, shortly after her mother and father died. She was 2 months old.