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 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.
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 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.
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.