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Descendants of Alexander Lakey

Generation No. 8


25. DALE8 LAKEY (JOHN WILLIAM7, LEWIS6, JACOB5, SIMON4, THOMAS (LACKEY)3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) died August 05, 2000 in Boise, Idaho. He married LUCILLE ADRIAN DAIL. She was born Abt. 1911, and died Abt. 1963 in Boise, Idaho.
     
Children of D
ALE LAKEY and LUCILLE DAIL are:
  i.   JANET LUCILLE9 LAKEY, b. September 29, 1935.
  ii.   JIMMIE DALE LAKEY, b. June 09, 1934.
  iii.   BARBARA KAY LAKEY, b. June 29, 1938.


26. EDITH N.8 LAKEY (JOHN WILLIAM7, LEWIS6, JACOB5, SIMON4, THOMAS (LACKEY)3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born April 19, 1895 in Council, Id./Council, Adams Co., ID, and died 1986 in Mountain Home, Id.. She married VOLLIE VIRGIL ZINK June 20, 1920 in Weiser, Id., son of SAMUEL ZINK and AMELIA SHAEFFER. He was born April 12, 1887 in Wessington Springs, S.D., and died October in 1983.

Notes for E
DITH N. LAKEY:
The following is from my mother's notes and journals:                             

                  The Romance of Edie
(My mother told me this story 10 or 11 years ago)
      Mom lived in Council, Idaho where at one time she worked for Grandma Zink (Minnie Jane), who had a type of home where she took in invalids and cared for them. Anyway, mom was a shy girl, never too sure of herself where boys are concerned. She had several friends and would attend occasional parties. In those days house parties were popular as the only other social events were public dances.

      She had seen my dad (Vollie Zink), usually at a distance. He was usually working, or as mom said, "Tom-Catting" around. From what I understand he was quite a "macho" man.

      One night a friend was having a party and mom's cousins, either Hansen or Wilson, asked mom to go with her and her date. They convinced "Edie" after some cajoling to go with them.

      As mother tells it, they played "parlor games" such as Spin the Bottle, Post Office, and Charades in those days. On this occasion some daring soul at the party suggested they play Post Office. Mom didn't think they should because it was embarrassing to be "kissed" in front of other people. Well Vollie Zink and Tom Doughty had come to the party and were all for playing! They played the game and whenever someone would deliver a letter Vollie or Tom would blow the lights out. They did this, mom said, because they thought it might give them a chance to "put their hands where they shouldn't. Mom thought dad was too wild, but yet she was very attracted to him.

      As time passed there was a skating party on Miller's Pond. Mom went, and she saw Vollie out on the ice skating figure eights, jumps, etc. Then he asked her to ice skate with him and the romance was on.

     

More About E
DITH N. LAKEY:
Burial: Mountain Home, Id.
Residence: Bet. 1895 - 1940, Lived in Council, Idaho

Notes for V
OLLIE VIRGIL ZINK:
Vollie V Zink homestead with his mother on Hornet Creek, near Council, Idaho. He served in France during WW1. When he was in his 30's he married Edith Lakey. They were married for over 60 years and had their home in Mountain Home Idaho. At the time of his death he was the oldest living veteran in the state of Idaho. During his lifetime he served as Sherriff of Adams Co., Idaho, he was a master carpenter, and a very devoted and loving companion to his wife and family. He was a deeply patriotic and religious man.

As related to his daughter Dorothy Audrey by him in 1979 (from her Journal) the following:

      It was difficult for a small boy, 9 years old, to drive the team of horses and plow the hard ground at the same time. But he was the only one to do this, as his father was sick again, and Vollie's 17 year old half-brother, Clark Zink, was trying to farm the 180 acres.

      In the spring of 1896 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, the boys were getting the ground ready for spring planting. Most of the crops were dry land, wheat and grains, which were planted in the fall, but they planted other crops in the spring.

      It was a very hot day. He was perched on the seat of a plow. As the sun shown hotter he wiped the dust and sweat from his face and looked over towards the house. His father, Samuel, was looking out the window. He was watching him. Those days, that was about all his father could do. Occasionally he could barely help to hitch up the team of horses, that was about it.

      Vollie recalls wondering when his father would feel up to going into town, maybe taking him along. They could look at the red boots in the window of Hansen's Emporium. He really wanted those boots, and every chance he had, he would go up real close to the window and stand and stare at those boots. His father told him, "Son, when I have enough money, and I can do some work, I will buy you the boots."

      At home with Vollie were his father Samuel, mother Minnie Jane, brothers Clark and Lee, and sisters Hazel and Inez. Clark and Inez were half-brother and sister. Hazel and Inez were near the same age, around 7 years old.

      His mother had been married before, to a Doc Whiffin, and had raised a large family with him. Their children included Charles, Harry, Lena, Lily, and Adrian, all of them grown adults. At this time Charles and Harry were en route to Idaho by way of Yellowstone Park. Charlie was going to teach school in Idaho.

      At supper that evening Samuel had announced that he had sold the farm and they were going to Idaho, but first to Union Star, Missouri to visit Levi and Mary Jane Sheaffer, Vollie's grandparents. Vollie's Uncle Joseph B. Zink and Aunt Harriet Sheaffer-Zink (brothers married sisters) were going with them. They were from Nebraska.

      Preparations were made, with Minnie Jane driving the surrey, Clark a buckboard wagon loaded with farm equipment, and Vollie a wagon with household goods. His Uncle Joseph and family were ready, but did not go. He was informed that he would not be able to cross the Kansas state line. There was a warrant out for his arrest due to a suggestion of some type of fraud, (Vollie never embellished on this matter too much). So Samuel and his family started for Missouri and Joseph and family started for Idaho. Joseph eventually homestead near Parma, Idaho.

      By this time, Samuel was very ill and had to lie down in the surrey while Minnie did the driving. According to Vollie, his father seemed to be in great pain and growing weaker.

      One evening the family camped down by a small creek, not too far from a farmhouse that was on a hill. Samuel's condition worsened that night, so Minnie sent Clark up to the farmhouse to ask where the nearest town or doctor could be. After Clark explained their dilemma, the people at the house told Minnie to bring her husband up to their house. They would put him to bed and send for a doctor who was about 30 miles away. Note from journal: (I don't know exactly where this was). Clark and his mother took Samuel up to the farmhouse and left Vollie, Inez, Hazel and Lee at the campsite. Dad (Vollie) said it was the longest and scariest night he ever spent! Early the next morning Clark came back and told them their father had died. At that time they thought the cause of his death was inflammation of the bowels, which now we know as a ruptured appendix.

      Minnie decided the only thing to do was to continue on to Missouri and to sell the farm equipment when they had a buyer. Clark was to go by trian with his father's body. Note from journal:
( I always thought Dad (Vollie) meant to Missouri but according to records they buried his father in Wessington Springs, South Dakota.)*

*note from transcriber: The Journal has a contradiction as to where Samuel was buried. I have confirmed that Samuel was buried in Isadora, Worth Co., Missouri Cemetary.

      The family continued on to Wessington Springs, South Dakota, the nearest railhead. Clark boarded the train with his father's body going to Union Star, Missouri. Minnie sold the farm equipment in Wessington Springs and continued on with the children to Union Star.

      Union Star was the home of Minnie's parents. They owned a large lumber yard and feed store there.

      By the time Minnie and her family reached Union Star she had no more money. The Sheaffer's had a large enough house for them all to stay, but Minnie was dependant upon her parents. She had a sister who was living at home who was jealous of the situation and went out of her way to make life difficult for them.

      Harry Whiffin (Vollie's older half-brother), upon learning of his mother's plight, left Idaho and came to Missouri. He rented a small house and moved his mother, Vollie, Hazel and Lee in. Clark and Inez had gone to live with a brother. That winter Harry worked at and ice house, cutting river ice and selling it. By the spring they had managed to save enough money for train passage to Idaho, where Charlie was teaching school and could help provide for them.


More About V
OLLIE VIRGIL ZINK:
Burial: Mountain Home, Id.

More About V
OLLIE ZINK and EDITH LAKEY:
Marriage: June 20, 1920, Weiser, Id.
     
Children of E
DITH LAKEY and VOLLIE ZINK are:
29. i.   DOROTHY A.9 ZINK, b. August 30, 1921, Council, Id./Council, Adams Co., ID; d. January 24, 1996, Vernal, Utah.
30. ii.   GERALDINE ZINK, b. March 10, 1925, Council, Adams Co., Idaho.


27. MELBA AMELIA8 LAKEY (CHARLES COLUMBUS7, LEWIS6, JACOB5, SIMON4, THOMAS (LACKEY)3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born May 11, 1919, and died March 12, 1996. She married (1) FRANK STEVENS. She married (2) GUY BROOME. She married (3) WESLEY SCHINDLER. She married (4) RAY TEDWELL. She married (5) HARRY BERCIER.
     
Child of M
ELBA LAKEY and FRANK STEVENS is:
  i.   SHELLY9 STEVENS.
     
Child of MELBA LAKEY and WESLEY SCHINDLER is:
  ii.   WILMA EYELENE9 SCHINDLER.
     
Child of MELBA LAKEY and RAY TEDWELL is:
  iii.   CAROL DIANNE9 TEDWELL.
     
Children of MELBA LAKEY and HARRY BERCIER are:
  iv.   RONALD RICHARD9 BERCIER.
  v.   LINDA BERCIER.


28. CHARLES WAYLAND8 LAKEY (CHARLES COLUMBUS7, LEWIS6, JACOB5, SIMON4, THOMAS (LACKEY)3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born April 27, 1921, and died July 23, 1981. He married (1) JULIA MARTIN. He married (2) ETHYL.
     
Children of C
HARLES LAKEY and ETHYL are:
  i.   ALICE9 LAKEY.
  ii.   ROSMARIE FRANCIS LAKEY.



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