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Descendants of John Vaughan (Vahan)

Generation No. 9

14. Lewis9 Vaughan (Daniel Mack8, Daniel7, Caleb6, David5, David4, George3, George2, John Vaughan1 (Vahan)) (Source: History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties, Missouri (1886).) was born June 10, 1851 in Hartland, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: (1) Census 1860 - Wisconsin, p.242., (2) Duane Bessette: (Feb 2004).), and died Unknown. He married Fannie. She died Unknown.

More About Lewis Vaughan:
Date born 2: June 10, 1851, Hartland, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Mary Buss ( Rt3, Box 343, Concordia, KS66901. Descend. of Daniel M. Vaughan.)
Children of Lewis Vaughan and Fannie are:
19. i.   FRANCES FOLLETT10 VAUGHAN, b. June 22, 1901, Avalon, Missouri; d. Unknown.
  ii.   DANIEL M VAUGHAN, b. August 27, 1898, Avalon, Missouri; d. April 21, 1900, Avalon, Missouri.

15. Margaret9 Vaughan (Daniel Mack8, Daniel7, Caleb6, David5, David4, George3, George2, John Vaughan1 (Vahan)) (Source: History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties, Missouri (1886).) was born 1856 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and died 1948 in Avalon, Missouri. She married Dr. Andrew Marshall (Source: History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties, Missouri (1886).) April 12, 1878 in Livingston County, Missouri (Source: IGI Index, Batch M515392; 1867-1885; 0965986V. 3-5 Film.). He was born 1836 in Avalon, Missouri (Source: Tombstone Inscription.), and died 1922 in Avalon, Missouri (Source: Tombstone Inscription.).

More About Margaret Vaughan:
Burial: 1948, Avalon, Missouri

More About Dr. Andrew Marshall:
Burial: Unknown, Avalon, Missouri
Child of Margaret Vaughan and Andrew Marshall is:
  i.   LINA M10 MARSHALL, b. July 18, 1883, Avalon, Missouri; d. September 08, 1885, Avalon, Missouri (Source: Tombstone Inscription.).

16. Charles A.9 Vaughan (Francis8, Daniel7, Caleb6, David5, David4, George3, George2, John Vaughan1 (Vahan)) was born August 14, 1858 in Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: (1) Census 1870 Wisconsin., (2) Census 1860 - Wisconsin.), and died March 26, 1918 in Watertown, Dodge/Jefferson, Wisconsin (Source: (1) Obituary, Watertown Times, Watertown, Wisc., March 26, 1918. Also in "Wisconsin Necrology, Vol. 16, p. 220". Record #102887. Through Wisc. Genealogical Research Serv. Madison, WI., (2) Death Certificate, Died of Pneumonia at 8 a.m. at home: 223 Water Street, Watertown, WI.Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery on March 29th. Lists Father as Frank Vaughn, birthplace unknown. Mother as Wilhelmena Molster, birthplace Ohio. Informant was Frank Sloan (his son-in-law). He was 59 years, 7mos and 12 days old. Funeral home was Kehis-Knaah(?) at 607 Main Street, Watertown. He was a widower.). He married Agnes Boomer 1882 in Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin. She died September 1913 in Watertown, Dodge/Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Notes for Charles A. Vaughan:
Obituary from Watertown Times, March 26, 1918.
"Charles A. Vaughan dies Suddenly. Expires at home of Daughter, Mrs. Frank Sloan Today. Had Been Sick Only One Week. Former County Sheriff and Many Years a Deptuy, He Was Well and Favorably Known Over the County.
Former Sheriff Charles A. Vaughan, aged nearly sixty years, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Sloan, 223 North Water Street. Mr. Vaughan suffered from a complication of diseases, but had been ill only a week, and his death was entirely unexpected.
Mr. Vaughan was born in Merten, August 14, 1858, and later came to Watertown, where he was united in marriage in 1882 with Miss Agnes Boomer, who preceded him in death in September, 1913. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan moved to Kansas, but returned to Watertown six years later, and but for two years spent in Jefferson, while Mr. Vaughan was sheriff, had lived in Watertown ever since.
Mr. Vaughan was well known in the city and county. He was deputy sheriff of Jefferson County from 1910-1912, and was elected sheriff of Jefferson County in 1912, in which capacity he served until 1914. He was appointed deptury sheriff in 1917, and had served in that capacity since. He was a member of the school board for twelve years.
He was a member of Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias, for many years.
Mr. Vaughan is survived by two daughters-- Mrs. Charles Lange, Mrs. Frank Sloan, this city; and three sons--Frank Vaughan, South Dakota; Lee Vaughan, Jefferson; and Jay Vaughan, this city.
The announcement of the funeral services will be made at a later date."

More About Charles A. Vaughan:
Burial: March 29, 1918, Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Wisconsin
Children of Charles Vaughan and Agnes Boomer are:
  i.   UNKNOWN10 VAUGHAN, d. Unknown; m. CHARLES LANGE; d. Unknown.
  ii.   UNKNOWN VAUGHAN, b. Wisconsin; d. Unknown; m. FRANK SLOAN; d. Unknown.
  iii.   FRANK VAUGHAN, b. Wisconsin; d. Unknown.
  iv.   LEE VAUGHAN, d. Unknown.
  v.   JAY VAUGHAN, d. Unknown.

17. William Henry9 Vaughan (George A.8, Daniel7, Caleb6, David5, David4, George3, George2, John Vaughan1 (Vahan)) was born October 22, 1855 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Death Certificate, Yankton County S.D., Death Records 1940-1944, page 581.), and died January 04, 1944 in Yankton, Utica Twp, Yankton, South Dakota (Source: Death Certificate, Yankt County SD Death Records 1940-1944, page 581, Died 4 Jan 1944 in Yankton. Length of res in county: 3 yr, 6 mos 20 days. Prev Residence: Okaton, SD. Male, White Married. Spouse: Anna Vaughn, Age 88 years, 2 mos, 8 days. Occ: Retired farmer. born in Walkyshaw, WI(sic), Informant: Yankton State Hospital Records. Blace of Burial: Murdo, SD.). He married (1) Adelaide M Emerson Abt. 1883 in South Dakota, daughter of John Emerson and Frances. She was born February 24, 1866 in Minnesota (Source: Census 1880. Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, State of Dakota.), and died January 14, 1885 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Obituary, Sioux Falls Paper, 1/15/1885. "Mrs. William Vaughn, aged 19, died yesterday at 11 o'clock, of quick consumption. She was a daughter of W.O. Emerson.(sic)." Tombstone inscription says date of death was January 16, 1885, but this is incorrect. Tombstone was probably ordered based on cemetery records, which show date of burial. Looks as though tombstone was erected some time after 1885.). He married (2) Hannah R. Brackenborough September 30, 1888 in Lake City, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Marriage Certificate, Married at the residence of Mr & Mrs. J.D. Storms, Lake City, Wall Lake Twp, County of Minnehaha, SD. Married by E.J. Oakes, Justice of the Peace. Other witnesses were Joseph & Geo. Brackenborough of Wall Lake, SD. Hannah was 30 years old, William Henry was 32.). She was born October 1856, and died March 13, 1897 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. Age at death 40). He married (3) Anna Sorensen January 18, 1902 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Marriage License-court house Sioux Falls SD: Book 8, page 242. Marriage license Jan 18, 1902, William H. Vaughan age 46 and Anna Sorenson, age 19 (of Sioux Falls)), daughter of Anders Sorensen and Anna Jorgenson. She was born October 10, 1882 in Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa, and died December 01, 1969 in Kadoka, South Dakota (Source: Andrew Jerauld Vaughan, email from Jerry Vaughan:

Notes for William Henry Vaughan:
Obituary: "The Murdo Coyote", Murdo, Jones County, S.D., Thursday, January 6, 1944:
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, Jan 7th, at 1 P.M., M.W.T., in Okaton, S.D., for William Henry Vaughn, Sr., who pased away at a hospital in Yankton on January 4th. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Murdo. Mr. Vaughn was 88 years of age and had been in very poor health for several years.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, Andrew J., Millam H. (sic), and Albert D., all of Okaton. One daughter, Mrs. William King of Rapid City, S.D. and seven grand children.
Mrs. King of Rapid City is here with her mother and brothers.

More About William Henry Vaughan:
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis
Fact 2: 1885, Res. NW Corner Summit & 9th, Sioux Falls, SD (Source: City Directory, 1885 City Directory, Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Fact 3: 1890, Prop of Queen City Roller Feed Mill, 231 N. Main, Sioux Falls, SD (Source: City Directory.)
Fact 4: 1890, Res. Summit Ave. N.W. Corner McClellan Ave, Sioux Falls, SD
Medical Information: Died at 12:35 am. 4 Jan 1944. Yankton State Hospital. (Source: Death Certificate.)

Notes for Adelaide M Emerson:
Newspaper Obit from Sioux Falls Daily Press, 1/15/1885:
Mrs. Wm. Vaughn (sic), aged 19, died yesterday at 11 o'clock, of quick consumption. She was a daughter of W.O. Emerson.

More About Hannah R. Brackenborough:
Cause of Death: Heart seizure (Source: Cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.)

Notes for Anna Sorensen:
Obituary: "The Kadoka Press", Kadoka South Dakota, Thursday, December 4, 1969:
Final Rites Held for Mother of Kadoka Man
Final rites were conducted in Murdo on Wednesday, December 3 for Anna Vaughan, 87, who died Monday at the Kadoka hospital. Mrs. Vaughan was a resident of the Kadoka Retirement Home at the time of her death.
Among survivors are two sons, Jay of Kadoka and Bill of Stamford. Obituary information was not available to The Press Wednesday. Her obituary will appear next week.
"The Kadoka Press", Kadoka South Dakota, Thursday, December 11, 1969:
Anna Vaughan Buried at Murdo
Funeral services for Anna Vaughan were held Wednesday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Murdo Assembly of God Church with Rev. Allen Bouslaugh officiating. Hofmeister Funeral Home was in charge. Burial was in the Murdo cemetery.
Pastor and Mrs. Bauslaugh sang "This World is Not My Home" and "Safe in The Arms of Jesus." They were acompanied by Mrs. Harold Thune. Pallbearers were Edward Arp, Henry Neidan, Clifford Brink, Tom Drew, Chris Neiden, and Andy Blom.
Anna Sorensen was born on October 10, 1882 to Chris and Christine Sorensen at Rock Rapids, Iowa. In 1902 she was married to Wm. H. Vaughan, Sioux Falls. To this union four children were born: Andrew J. Vaughan of Kadoka, Georgia May King of Scenic, Wm. Vaughan, Jr., of Midland, and Albert D. Vaughan of California.
The family moved to Okaton from Sioux Falls in 1918 where they resided until 1955. Mrs. Vaughan then moved to Estelline, where she resided until 1960 when she came to Kadoka to reside in the retirement home until a week before she passed away.
Anna Vaughan passed away on December 1, 1969 at the Kadoka Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years, 1 month, and 21 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1944 and one brother in 1944.
She leaves to mourn her passing her four children, 7 grandchildren, and 32 great and great great grandchildren, and a host of friends.

More About Anna Sorensen:
Fact 1: 1883, Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa
Fact 2: January 18, 1902, Married in Sioux Falls, SD (Source: Marriage License.)
Fact 4: 1969, Buried in Murdo, S.D. (Source: Andrew Jerauld Vaughan.)
Child of William Vaughan and Adelaide Emerson is:
  i.   JERAULD EMERSON10 VAUGHAN, b. August 12, 1884, Sioux Falls, SD (Source: Tombstone Inscription, J. Emerson Vaughan, August 12, 1884 - February 13, 1902.); d. February 13, 1902, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Cemetery Record, Cemetery record shows Jerauld E. Vaughan was the son of William H. Vaughan. Died of an abdominal abcess. Buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.).
Cause of Death: Abdominal Abcess (Source: Cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.)

Child of William Vaughan and Hannah Brackenborough is:
20. ii.   HATTIE S.10 VAUGHAN, b. April 24, 1893; d. Unknown; Adopted child.
Children of William Vaughan and Anna Sorensen are:
21. iii.   ANDREW JERAULD10 VAUGHAN, b. January 04, 1903, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. January 26, 1985, Kadoka, South Dakota.
22. iv.   GEORGIA MAY VAUGHAN, b. August 20, 1904, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. Unknown.
  v.   WILLIAM H VAUGHAN, b. September 03, 1906, West Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 6, 1997, Internal Ref. # Sioux Falls Court House. Bk.122 #92247); d. December 1985, Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota; m. LEONA J. KING, Private; b. Private.
Fact 1: December 1985, Died in Rapid City, SD (Source: Social Security death records.)
Fact 3: State of issue: SD (Source: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #
Fact 4: Social Security #: 504-01-0859 (Source: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #

  vi.   ALBERT DEAKIN VAUGHAN, b. September 02, 1908, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Sious Falls Court House Book 1, P.46); d. March 30, 1999, San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California (Source: SSI Death Index.); m. KATHLEEN CLARK, Private; b. Private.
Birth Record from Sioux Falls Court House:
Vaughan, Albert Deakin (father: William H. Vaughan; mother: Anna Sorensen) born 9/2/1908. Sex: M; Place of birth: West Sioux Falls; Father's age: 53; Color: W; Nationality: Native; Father's place of birth: Wisconsin; Occupation: Traveler; Residence: West Sioux Falls; Physician: G. Fulford; Mother's color: W; Mother's place of birth: Minnesota; # of children prev. born: 3.

18. Amasa Deakin9 Vaughan (George A.8, Daniel7, Caleb6, David5, David4, George3, George2, John Vaughan1 (Vahan)) was born January 08, 1861 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Census 1880. Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, State of Dakota.), and died January 02, 1934 in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois (Source: Obituary, Momence Progress Reporter, Friday, Jan 4, 1935.). He married Lida Grace Green Abt. 1880 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Source: There is no marriage certificate on file in Sioux Falls. This is not unusual, as marriage licenses were not required until 1905 in South Dakota.), daughter of David Green and Mary Hoisington. She was born November 03, 1860 in Maxville, Buffalo, Wisconsin (Source: (1) Census 1910. Illinois . Will County, Joliet Twp, District #170, Ward 5, Sheet 12B. Enumerated Apr 20, 1910., (2) Obituary, Obituary says Lyda was born Nov. 11, 1860., (3) 1900 Federal Census- Illinois, Shows Lida born November 1860., (4) Letter, from Lida Grace Green Vaughan to her father, dated March 15, 1915. At the Nat'l Archives, Washington, D.C., States "My birth was on the 3rd of November, 1860. May was born the 22nd of Feb, 1863, and died in Sept., 1877. Ella was born the 20 of Mar. 1866."), and died February 24, 1931 in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois (Source: Obituary, Momence Progress Reporter, Feb. 27, 1931.).

Notes for Amasa Deakin Vaughan:
Census of 1880. Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, State of Dakota shows Amasa as single, age 20, born in Wisconsin. Father from New York, Mother from England. Shows occupation as Farmer.
Obituary from Newspaper - Name of paper, ____ Jan, 1935
Amasa Vaughan Found Dead in Bed Wednesday
Reaches End of Life as he peacefully sleeps on Wednesday Morning

The angel of death visited Momence on Wednesday morning and brought to an end the earthly career of Mr. Amasa Deakin Vaughan, who for more than six years had been associated with his son-in-law Joseph R Burnett in the plumbing and heating business in this city. On New Year's day Mr Vaughan had been in apparent good health and enjoyed the day and the dinner with his daughter and her family. Shortly after 9 o'clock Mr Vaughan retired, and at about 10:30 he came down stairs again and got some medicine for distress of the stomach. He did not arise at his usual hour on Wednesday morning and Mrs Burnett, thinking that possibly he had passed a restless night and as a consequence had overslept did not try to disturb him until shortly after 9 A.M., when she went to the stairs and called him. He did not respond and, she, sensing that something might be wrong called Mr. Burnett, who hurried home and upon entering the room found that Mr Vaughan had apparently peacefully passed away as he slept.
Amasa Deakin Vaughan was born the son of George A. and Ann Vaughan, at Waukesha, Wisconsin on January 8, 1861. He being their youngest son. Here he grew to young manhood, receiving his education in the city schools and fitted himself for his life work, which was the profession of stationary engineer and electrician, in which he gained a wide reputation and in his prime was considered one of the best.
In 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Lida Grace Green at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who proved a loyal and devoted helpmate until her death which occurred February 24, 1931. This union was blessed with seven daughters, all of whom are left to mourn the passing of a loving and indulgent father, they being Mrs M.J. Aschenbrenner of Lockport; Mrs. Edith Du Bien of Joliet; Mrs. Thomas Williams of Ramona, Michigan; Mrs. James Champion, of Ramona, Michigan, Mrs. Finn Bushre of Homer, Michigan; Mrs. George Hayes of Chicago and Mrs Joseph R. Burnett of Momence.
Mr Vaughan came to Illinois in 1898 where he has since resided, with the exception of about five years which were spent in Michigan. During the years which he had spent in Momence, all who came in contact with him learned to love him. By his quiet unassuming manner, his readiness to assist his fellowman, and his knowledge of human nature many had learned to seek his advice and help--and none ever sought in vain.

More About Amasa Deakin Vaughan:
Burial: Unknown, Momence Cemetery, Momence, Illinois
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Fact 2: 1885, Res. NW Corner Summit & 1st, Sioux Falls
Fact 3: 1890, Res. WS Summit Ave 2n of McClellan, Sioux Falls
Fact 4: 1890, Prop: Queen City Roller Feed Mill, 231 N. Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD
Fact 5: 1905, Worked for American Can Co., Joliet, Il

Notes for Lida Grace Green:
Lida Grace Green was born November 3, 1860, in Wisconsin, probably in Buffalo County in the town of Maxville to David Green, Jr.(1836-1920) and Mary Hoisington (1841- 1869). She was their first child. Her parents had moved to Wisconsin and resided three "farms" from David's brother, James and his wife Julia. James and Julia had moved from New York to Wisconsin sometime between 1856 and 1858. The 1860 Federal Census schedule for Maxville, WI, shows that David and Mary (ages 26 and 19) were married within the census year.
Lida's parents, David Green Jr and Mary Hoisington married on August 21, 1859 in Dunnville, Dunn County, Wisconsin. In 1860 David's parents (David Green, Sr. and Phoebe Brown Green) were living in Hinsdale (Cattaraugus County) New York, which is near Olean, NY. Two of David's sisters -Mary Ann (1841-1923) and Melissa (1844- ?) were living with their parents, and another brother of David Green, Jr., Jesse K. Green and wife Hellen were living next door to his parents in New York. The whereabouts of David's other two sisters in 1860, Sarah Green Carpenter and Eunice Green Stanton, has not been determined as of this writing.(Sept 1998)

According to information in a letter to Lida's daughter, Mildred (Mrs. Finn Bushre) from Lyda's sister, Ella Green Colley (1866 - ?), the girls were raised by Keziah Green Learn. This was because Mary Hoisington Green died at the age of 28 from a rattlesnake bite she received while picking strawberries in the garden. Mary Hoisington Green is buried in Mondovi, Wisc.

Ella Green Colley also reported that her grandmother (Mary Hoisington's mother, Chloe) was English, and that Ella and Lida had the following aunts and uncles: Eunice Green Stanton, James Green, Jesse Green (Nellie's father), Keziah Green Learn -who brought Ella Green and her sisters up, Sarah Carpenter, Melissa Besecker, and Mary Ann Shoultes..."all dead". I do not know when Ella wrote this information, but presume it was after Lyda died in 1931.

Case of Phebe C. Green      (Last wife and widow of David J. Green, Jr.)                                    No. 1156505
      20 September, 1921       at Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
"I was born November 3, 1860. I live on a farm about 6 ½ miles northwest of White Cloud, Mich., post office address R.D. 5, White Cloud, Mich. Am wife of Amasa D. Vaughan, a farmer. My occupation: housewife. Am temporarily in Chicago stopping at 4325 Emerald Avenue with my daughter Miss Gyneth Vaughan. Am here for medical treatment.

My father was the late David J. Green, don't know what the J stood for. He died at Sawtelle, Calif., last Spring, 1921 (sic), I forget the date. My mother was Mary L. Green, maiden name Hoisington, the L stood for Lucretia.

My parents married in Wisconsin but where I don't know. I don't know when they married but I was their first born child. I never heard by what ceremony they were married. My sister Ella and I are the only surviving children. Ella is the wife of William Colley, she lives in Hinsdale, N.Y., rural route, don't know its number. She is five years younger than I. There are no living brothers
of my father so far as I know. He did have two brothers, James and Jesse, but I have heard they are both dead. He had two sisters and the last I heard of them they were living. One is Melissa Besecker, widow, the last I heard of her she was living in Olean, N.Y. The other sister is Mary Anna Shoultice, think that is the spelling, widow. The last I heard of her she was living near Binghampton, N.Y. My sister Ella may know whether they are living and where they reside. I think but am not positive that Mrs. Shoultice is older than my late father.

I do not know whether there are any living brothers or sisters of my late mother. I think my father was raised in Pennsylvania, never heard where. He afterwards went to Wisconsin but when he went there I don't know but it was before the Civil War because I was born in 1860.

My mother was born near Brattleboro, VT. I think her parents moved to Wisconsin, I suppose they must have moved to Wisconsin. At least my mother went to Wisconsin. I don't know the first name of my mother's father, never saw him. My maternal grandmother was named Chloe, don't know her maiden name. My grandfather died before my grandmother. My grandmother afterwards married a man named Rose, don't know his first name. Don't know where or when they were married.

My parents were never separated or divorced but lived together till my mother died. I can remember my mother. At the time she died they were living on a farm about four or five miles from Mondovi. My mother died, I think, the first week in July, I can't tell the date. She died in 1869. I was 8 ½ years old when she died. She died on my father's farm near Mondovi. She was buried right in Mondovi, now I am not sure whether it was right in Mondovi or near there, but anyway it was the Mondovi, Wisc., cemetery. I have heard that my father had a tombstone erected, I suppose the date of her death was inscribed on it but I never saw the tombstone. I distinctly and vividly recall my mother's death.

I feel very sure that my mother was never married before she married my father. She was not quite twenty-nine years old when she died. If my mother had been previously married I feel confident I would have heard of it.

In the fall of 1869 my father sent me and my late sister, Ada May, to his sister, near Hinsdale, N.Y., she lived on a farm. That sister was Kezia Learn, dead. The following spring, 1870, my father brought my sister, Ella, from Wisconsin to Hinsdale, N.Y., where I was living with said aunt. He only remained in Hinsdale about a month and then returned to Wisconsin. He continued to live on his farm near Mondovi, Wisc., till he returned there from Hinsdale, N.Y., then he sold his farm and bought a store somewhere, am not sure where but I think it was either in Durand or Maxville, Wisc. I don't know what kind of a store but he wrote he was in the mercantile business and I suppose it might have been a dry goods store.

I never saw my father from the time he returned to Wisc., from Hinsdale, till March, 1876. He had me and my late sister Ada May go to him, he was then running a hotel in Alma City, Minn. Ada May died in the fall of 1876, in September, at Mankato, Minn. She went there to work. I don't know how long my father had been in Alma City, Minn., when I went there in 1876, but he had been there at least two or three years. I suppose he continued to live in Durand or Maxville, Wisc., till he went to Alma City, Minn. After he sold his mercantile business he went on a farm near Alma City, Minn., and lived on it till he went into the hotel business at Alma City. My father gave up the hotel business in Alma City, Minn., in the fall of 1876., and went back to the farm near Alma City. He only remained on the farm about a couple of months and then he went to Algona, Iowa. I went with him. We were only there one winter, the winter of 1876-1877. Then we went to Spencer, Iowa.

In the following Spring, 1877, my father went to Rockport, South Dakota, and took up a Government claim. I went to Sioux Falls, S.D., and went to work. Sioux Falls is only 30 or 40 miles from Rockport. My father remained on his claim till summer to hold it and then went to Sioux Falls, S.D. He lived in Sioux Falls till twenty-nine years ago this fall. But he was not in Sioux Falls all that time, he went to Pierre, S.D., and ran a lemonade and fruit stand. But I would say that he was most of the time in Sioux Falls.

Twenty-nine years ago this fall my father left Sioux Falls and went to Hinsdale, N.Y., on a visit. He had bought a farm near Hartford, S.D. Hartford is near Sioux Falls, and he went back there from Hinsdale, N.Y. He then sold that farm and went to the Ozark region, Mo., don't know the town or county. He lived in the Ozarks probably three years. Then I think he went from there to Sawtelle, Calif.

I feel positive that my father was never married before he married my mother. If he had been I think I would have heard of it in the family history.
Q: How many times was your father married? A: Three times. His first marriage was to my mother. His second marriage was to a woman named Eliza Jones. He married Eliza Jones near Alma City, Minn., or he might has married her in Janesville, Minn. I think he married her in one of these two places.

I don't know the year he married her but it seems to me I was about thirteen years old. I don't know by what ceremony they married or whether by license. I met her in Alma City when I worked in my father's hotel there. Eliza Jones had a farm near Alma City, Minn., which had been left to her by her former husband. Eliza Jones was a widow when my father married her. I don't know her maiden name, don't know whether or not she had been previously married more than once. She had five children by Jones, whose first name I don't know. I don't know whether any of these children are living. The oldest child was Jacob Jones, he was about twenty when I met him in Alma City. Don't know what became of him. He did not live in Alma City, don't know where he did live. The next of the Jones children was Margaret, don't know what became of her. She was only 14 when I met her. The other children were John, Della, and Hiram. Don't know what became of any of them. I suppose that her former husband died on his farm near Alma City, Minn. My father and this second wife Eliza Jones separated while they were living on her farm near Alma City, Minn. They had two children, Katie and Dee, a boy. I don't know what became of these children. Father and Eliza separated in the fall of 1876. I never heard what became of her. When my sister and I went there, there was some disagreement among us children and I suppose this led to the separation.
No, I never heard whether Eliza Jones died.

Q: How was your father's marriage to Eliza dissolved? A: My father said he would not get a divorce. He said he did not want one as he never intended to marry again, but he did marry a third time. If he and Eliza were ever divorced I never heard of it. I don't think my father got a divorce. He told my sister, Ella (aforesaid), that he never got a divorce from Eliza. I never heard that Eliza got a divorce.

My father's third and last marriage was to Phebe Wheeler. He married her in Hinsdale, N.Y., when he went there from South Dakota. I don't know the year but I should think it was about twenty-eight years ago.

I never heard that they were ever separated or divorced. She went with him to Missouri, and I suppose went with him to Sawtelle, Calif. But I have no knowledge whatever as to whether they were ever separated or divorced. If they were I never heard of it. They had two daughters. One died, her name was Ceres. The other is Lilly May, who married a man named Hogan, and lives 160 miles from Sawtelle, Calif— that is what my sister Ella wrote.

Phebe had been married to a man named Wheeler, don't know his first name and if I remember right she and Wheeler were divorced. The maiden name of Phebe was Storrs. So far as I ever heard, Wheeler was her only former husband. I became acquainted with her when I was fifteen years old. She lived near my sister Ella near Hinsdale, N.Y.

Yes, I always understood that Eliza Jones' husband was dead when Eliza married my father.
Signed: Lida Vaughan (Deponent)

At the age of 19, Lida Grace Green was living in Sioux Falls, SD. According to the 1880 Census for Sioux Falls, she was living in a boarding house, and her occupation was listed as "servant"...which indicates she worked for room and board, and possibly a small wage for the owner of the boarding house, Henrietta L. Clark (a widow who was from New York originally). She was listed on the census as Grace Green.

Amasa Deakin Vaughan was at the same time, living with his brother, mother, step-father and half -sisters and half-brother in Sioux Falls. He was 20 years old. It is most likely that Lida and Amasa met in Sioux Falls. They were married in Sioux Falls in 1880.

Lida and Amasa had eleven children, 7 of whom were still living in 1934. Their first child, George, died at the age of 3 1/2 in 1885 when he "fell into a fit" and death was attributed to congestion of the lungs. Two infant twins died within days of birth in 1894, and a third infant was stillborn in 1897.

Between 1898 and 1900 Lida and Amasa moved from South Dakota to Joliet, Illinois with their 5 daughters, Mae, Ella Gyneth, Zoe Edith, Florence, and Avis. They first lived at 507 Illinois Street. Amasa found employment at the American Can Company in Joliet as an engineer (which I believe was another term for steam fitter). In 1901 another daughter, Ethel, was born and in 1904 they had their last child, Mildred.

To the best of my knowledge, they never purchased a house in Joliet. They moved around a great deal, though. According to the city directories for Joliet, between 1900 and 1918 they lived in 6 different residences in the city. They spent the longest period of time on 2111 Jackson St, Joliet, where they lived from 1912 to 1918. The house on Jackson Street was on 5 acres and they raised chickens and were "shipping 60 dozen eggs per week to Chicago, plus selling a lot here" in 1915. Moving frequently must have been a bit of a challenge, as my understanding is that they always had a piano in the house and plenty of furniture. According to Avis, all the girls were very musical and they all played the piano. They were also bright and ambitious. In an era when most women were content to be home makers, some of the Vaughan girls wanted a career. Mae opted for marriage but before marriage she earned money doing domestic work. Gyneth went to business school and became a stenographer. Avis followed suit, and learned "Pittman" shorthand.

In 1920 Lida was suffering from "neuralgia in the nerves of her eyes and face" and her eyesight was failing.

Between 1920 and 1921, with the girls grown and married, Lida and Amasa (who were both in their late 50s) purchased a farm near Ramona, Michigan and moved there, with the intent of farming. The family was a close one, and Lida, Amasa and their girls frequently communicated and visited after the girls were grown and married. Many "get-togethers" included time spent around the piano and "reunions" where they all brought their children to the farm Lida and Amasa owned in Michigan. It was near a lake, where they swam, and the children rode ponies. By 1930, the farm had become too much for them to take care of. They moved to Momence, Illinois in the fall of 1930 and took up residence with Avis and her husband, Joseph R. Burnett. Amasa went to work in Joe's plumbing & heating store. On February 19th, 1931 Lida became ill with the flu. She had a tooth abscess and then contracted pneumonia. She died at 2:45 am on February 24, 1931 in Momence. She was 70 years, 3 months, and 21 days old. She was buried on February 27, 1931 in the Momence cemetery.
Receipt dated March 16, 1931 from R.L. Canaday, Funeral Home, Momence, Ill for $33.18 for payment on funeral expense for Mrs. Vaughan. Total funeral expenses were $240.00"
Casket: $100; embalming $15; Saxton's fee: $12; Lot: $5; Telephone, messages: $9; Minister $5; Singers: $4; Hearse & Auto: $15.

More About Lida Grace Green:
Burial: Unknown, Momence Cemetery, Momence, Illinois
Fact 1: 1880, Worked in a boarding house in Sioux Falls (Source: 1880 Federal Census-Sioux Falls, Dakota, p8/Dist15/ Ed:20.)
Children of Amasa Vaughan and Lida Green are:
  i.   GEORGE10 VAUGHAN (Source: Obituary.), b. Abt. 1881, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. March 29, 1885, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (Source: Cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.).
Buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. Lot #14, Blk #20, 3/31/1885.
Article in Sioux Falls Daily Press, Tuesday, 3/31/1885:
Two singular and similar cases of death occurred in this section on Sunday. A little son of A.D. Vaughn (sic), aged 3 1/2 years, living near the creamery in the north part of the city fell in a fit Sunday morning and died within a few hours. Dr. Germain, who was summoned, attributed the cause of death to congestion of the lungs. About 12 o'clock on the same day a 7-year-old daughter of Wesley Jone, living about five miles east of ?, was taken suddenly sick and Dr. LeBlond was at once called. He did everything in his power but was unable even to bring her back to consciousness, and she died about 3 or 4 o'clock. Both of these children were in their usual good health up to the very moment of their prostration. Dr. LeBlond says he has no idea what the cause of the little girl's death was.

Cause of Death: Drowned (Source: Sioux Falls Daily Press, March 31, 1885)
Fact 1: March 31, 1885, Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.D. Unmarked grave.

23. ii.   MAE VAUGHAN, b. September 1884, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. September 25, 1952, Joliet, Will, Illinois.
  iii.   ELLA GYNETH VAUGHAN, b. July 1886, South Dakota (Source: (1) Census. Illinois. Will Cty, Joliet Twp. Dist 170, Ward 5; Sheet 12B. Enumerated Apr 20, 1910., (2) Census 1900.); d. Bef. 1960, Ramona, Newaygo, Michigan?; m. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Aft. 1921; d. Unknown.
Ella Gyneth Vaughan and Thomas Williams had no children.

Fact 1: 1910, Census shows Ella Gyneth as 24yrs, single
Fact 2: 1910, Occupation: stenographer
Residence: September 1921, 4325 Emerald Avnue, Chicago, IL (single)

24. iv.   ZOE EDITH DUBIEN VAUGHAN, b. March 1887, South Dakota; d. Aft. 1960, Joliet, Will, Illinois.
25. v.   FLORENCE E. VAUGHAN, b. March 28, 1889, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. February 02, 1979, White Cloud, Newaygo, Michigan.
26. vi.   AVIS COY VAUGHAN, b. November 26, 1892, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. March 16, 1960, Momence, Kankakee, Illinois.
  vii.   INFANT 1 VAUGHAN, b. December 11, 1894, Sioux Falls, SD; d. December 18, 1894, Sioux Falls, SD (Source: Cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.).
  viii.   INFANT2 VAUGHAN, b. December 11, 1894, Sioux Falls, SD; d. December 31, 1894, Sioux Falls, Sd (Source: cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.).
  ix.   INFANT3 VAUGHAN, b. February 18, 1897, Sioux Falls, SD; d. February 18, 1897, Sioux Falls, SD.
Cause of Death: Stillborn (Source: Cemetery Record. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.)

27. x.   ETHEL M. VAUGHAN, b. 1901, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota; d. Unknown.
  xi.   MILDRED VAUGHAN, b. 1904, Illinois; d. Aft. 1960, Michigan; m. (1) FINN DEWIT BUSHRE, Bef. 1952; b. February 11, 1888, Gratiot County, Michigan (Source: Social Security Application, In his own hand, shows date of birth as Feb 11, 1888. SSI records online show date of birth as 10 Feb 1887. ssn# 384 03 9645.); d. August 1974, Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan (Source: Social Security death records.); m. (2) DONALD MANWARREN (Source: Letter, Letter to Avis Vaughan Burnett, dated July 18, 1953, from Rt. 3, Homer, Michigan. She was married to Donald ManWarren at that time.), May 01, 1953, Michigan; b. May 03, 1915, Michigan; d. August 22, 2000, Branch, Michigan (Source: SSI Death Index, SSN # 370 12 7692.).
Mildred Vaughan had no children.
Letter to her sister, Avis Vaughan Burnett, dated July 18, 1953 from Rt. 3, Homer, Michigan:
Dear Avis and Joe,
Surprise! I wrote a letter before, but didn't get it sent, so here comes another one.
Your kid sis has gone & done it again. Was married the 1st of May, to Donald ManWarren of Mendori (?), Michigan.
We are living in my one room shanty, untill we can get the barn fixed over.
He hasn't had only about 3 days work a week, so things don't go very fast for us right now, but we are living in hopes.
He is 38 years old, and I'll soon be 50 years old. He is very good to me and pleasant to live with.
I am not working anymore. He didn't want me to work, & I was all tired out anyway, so I quit. I have a big garden out. Have canned cherries, raspberries, swiss chard, peas, & 12 qt. of string beans so far. I had quite a lot of canned stuff left over & going to can corn & dill pickles & bread and butter pickles yet. Probably peaches & pears also, if they are not to (sic) high. Write soon, & when we can we're coming down to see you.
How are Bessie & Howard & children? Also Joe's wife & girl?
Well I must stop for now. Write soon.
Mildred & Don

Fact 2: 1931, Was married to Mr. Bushre. Lived in Beford, Michigan
Fact 3: 1960, Was married to Donald ManWarren. Lived in Homer, Michigan. Believe she divorced him.
Fact 4: Raised two step children

From Finn's original Soc Sec. application: On 5/27/1937 he was living at Rt. #, Homer, Michigan. He was employed by the W.P.A. in Calhoun County, Michigan.

Social Security Number: 370-12-7692

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