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Ancestors of Richard Allen Coleman

      12. George J. Basler, Jr., born July 20, 1884 in Batesville, Ripley, Indiana; died April 09, 1959 in Granger, Yakima, Washington. He was the son of 24. John George Basler, Sr. and 25. Mary Beihl. He married 13. Mattie Ada Fletcher August 01, 1909 in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas.

      13. Mattie Ada Fletcher, born August 23, 1883 in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas; died September 07, 1973 in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington. She was the daughter of 26. James J. Fletcher and 27. Sara Kate McGuffey.

Notes for George J. Basler, Jr.:
In April of 1918, George Jr. turned himself in to Sheriff Ladner of Grant County for shooting and killing Fridolin Schindler. He was arrested and placed under a bond of $10,000 for his appearance for a preliminary hearing on April 18, 1918. George's trial began on a Monday in early October of 1919. 90 people were summoned for jury duty before 12 could be found. Testimony for the state was completed by noon on Wednesday. After futher debate, the jury retired at six o'clock and reached a verdict by midnight. George was found "Not Guilty". In 1915, F. Schindler pleaded guilty to the charge of cruel treatment in his family and was given a fine of $750 which was remitted on the condition that he furnish $10 per month to the support of his children for the next two years and not molest them during that time.

George and his family relocated to Washington State in the late 1920's. George owned and operated a hotel in Toppenish, Washington for several years. He then owned a farm near Spokane, Washington, before retiring to Granger, Washington.

More About George J. Basler, Jr.:
Burial: Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington

More About Mattie Ada Fletcher:
Burial: Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington
Children of George Basler and Mattie Fletcher are:
  i.   Jesse Basler, born May 09, 1903 in Kansas; died May 03, 1989 in Sunnyside Yakima, Washington; married Alfred Coder.
  More About Jesse Basler:
Burial: Sunnyside Yakima, Washington

  6 ii.   Ralph Howard Basler, born August 04, 1910 in Ulysses, Grant, Kansas; died November 1962 in Washington; married Soliel Ruth Howard August 13, 1935 in Prosser, Benton, Washington.
  iii.   Vera Basler, born December 22, 1911 in Kansas; died November 05, 1981; married Norman Knudson.
  iv.   Max R. Basler, born August 17, 1913 in Ulysses, Grant, Kansas; died July 04, 1989 in Naches, Yakima, Washington; married Sybil LaPierre.
  More About Max R. Basler:
Burial: Calvary Cemetery,Yakima,Washington
Religion: Catholic

  v.   Velma Basler, born July 14, 1918; married (1) Richard Cartano; married (2) Ed Burke.
  vi.   Ruby Lucille Basler, born October 04, 1919; married (1) Dorman Badgley July 05, 1938; married (2) Frank Bledsoe October 1954.
  vii.   Mary Jane Basler, born May 07, 1920; married Les Cox.
  viii.   Robert Basler, born August 31, 1922; married Wilma Cox September 11, 1943.

      14. Melvin Roy Howard, born November 11, 1895 in Nebraska; died November 10, 1929. He was the son of 28. Harvey Moss Howard and 29. Grace Agnes Cline. He married 15. Ethel Alice Hollett March 01, 1916 in Yakima, Washington.

      15. Ethel Alice Hollett, born June 29, 1899; died October 05, 1951. She was the daughter of 30. John Harmon Hollett and 31. Emma Amelia Fasliner.

More About Melvin Roy Howard:
Occupation: Laborer
Children of Melvin Howard and Ethel Hollett are:
  i.   Melvin Theodore Howard, born December 15, 1916.
  ii.   John Glenn Howard, born August 30, 1918 in Granger, Yakima, Washington; died October 06, 1992 in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington; married Florence Edith Anderson August 12, 1940 in Pasco, Franklin, Washington; born July 18, 1924.
  More About John Glenn Howard:
Burial: Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington

  7 iii.   Soliel Ruth Howard, born September 29, 1919 in Bickleton, Klickitat, Washington; died April 14, 1992 in Four Lakes, Spokane, Washington; married (1) Ralph Howard Basler August 13, 1935 in Prosser, Benton, Washington; married (2) Donald Buell Aft. 1960.
  iv.   Iva Marie Howard, born December 19, 1921 in Granger, Yakima, Washington; died April 1993; married (1) Head; married (2) Arthur Lawrence Gadley February 04, 1941 in Yakima, Yakima, Washington; born April 29, 1919; died May 19, 1996.
  v.   Betty Jo Howard, born July 06, 1924 in Granger, Yakima, Washington; died October 26, 1994 in Springdale, Stevens, Washington; married (1) Gillman; married (2) Elmer Johnson; born May 09, 1924; married (3) Ulrich; married (4) Donald Moulton October 10, 1940 in Yakima, Washington.
  More About Betty Jo Howard:
Burial: Riverview Cemetery,Davenport,Washington

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