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Descendants of William J. CONKLIN


8. EDORTHEY (EDA) JANE4 CONKLIN (WILLIAM JAMES3, WILLIAM JAMES2, WILLIAM J.1) was born March 03, 1866 in Near Iron Hills, Jackson, Ia, and died February 16, 1960 in Minot-North Dakota. She married JAMES MCELWAIN February 27, 1883 in Near Zwingle, Iowa, Dubuque County, Washington Township, son of MOSES MCELWAIN and CATHERINE SHRINNEN. He was born May 29, 1857 in Near Frankfort Springs, Pa, and died July 04, 1931 in Washburn, McLean Co., North Dakota.

Notes for E
DORTHEY (EDA) JANE CONKLIN:
Obituary -- EDA A. McELWAIN GARRISON -- Funeral services will be
held in
the First Congregational church of Garrison for Mrs. Eda A.
McElwain,
93, longtime resident of the Garrison area who died Tuesday at a
Minot
nursing home where she had resided for the last 2-1/2 years.
Mrs.
McElwain was born March 3, 1856, in Maquoketa, Iowa, a daughter
of Mr.
and Mrs. William Conklin. She married James J. McElwain on Feb.
27,
1883, at Washington Mills, Iowa, and they moved to Gayville,
S.D., near
Yankton and make their home there for 20 years. They came to
North
Dakota in April, 1903, and homesteaded in Platt township near
Emmet in
McLean county. Mr. McElwain died in 1931. Since that time,
prior to
coming to the Minot nursing home, she had lived with a son,
Sidney, on
the family homestead, and a daughter, Mrs. Orlean Bentley of
Mullan,
Idaho. Mrs. McElwain was a member of the Banner Methodist church
at
Emmet and the church Woman's Society of Christian Service. In
1955, she
was named "Grandma of Garrison" during the town's 50th
anniversary
celebration. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bentley and
Mrs.
William J. (Frances) Ervin, Whittier, Califo.; four sons, Sidney
of
Emmet, Loyal of Project City, Calif., Stuart J. of Garrison, and
Gordon
of Max; two sisters, Mrs. Ernie Miller, Emmet, and Mrs. Mary
Colby,
Berkeley, Califo.; 22 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
She was
also preceded in death by two daughters, Marjorie Rose in
infancy, Mrs.
Robert J. Gallagher in 1950; and two sons, Maurice in 1939 and
William
J. in 1955. Rev. Deane Moorehouse will officiate at services
Friday at 2
p.m. Pallbearers, all nephews of Mrs. McElwain, will be Neal and
Ralph
Miller, Ervin, John, Vincent and Allen Conklin. Heinle funeral
home at
Garrison is completing arrangements. Friends may call there
until 1 p.m.
Friday. Reviewal at the church will be prior to the services
only.
[Minot Daily News, February 17, 1960




More About E
DORTHEY (EDA) JANE CONKLIN:
Burial: Unknown, Garrison Cemetary, North of Garrison, North Dakota

Notes for J
AMES MCELWAIN:
James McElwain traveled with his parents from Pennsylvania to a
farm near Zwingle in Iowa in about 1858. The town of Zwingle is
on the edge of both Dubuque and Jackson Counties. Eda Conklin
was born and raised a few miles South of Zwingle. Shortly after
their marriage in Zwingle in 1883, they moved to a farm near
Gayville in South Dakota. However in the year 1903, they moved
to a farm near Garrison in North Dakota. They never moved away
from this area.

JJ MCELWAIN

Obituary -- PLATT TOWNSHIP PIONEER PASSES AWAY SATURDAY -- J. J.
McELWAIN, PASSES AWAY AT LOUDENBECK HOME IN WASHBURN SATURDAY --
HAD
BEEN CALLED TO SERVE ON GRAND JURY -- BORN AT FRANKFORT, PENN.,
IN 1857;
CAME TO MCLEAN 29 YEARS AGO -- Following an illness of eleven
days
duration, J. J. McElwain aged 74 years, passed away at the home
of Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Loudenbeck, Washburn, N. D., at 11:30 o'clock
last
Saturday morning, July 4th. Mr. McElwain went to Washburn,
Monday, June
22, having been drawn to serve on the Grand Jury. He suffered a
stroke
of paralysis early Tuesday morning. Mr. McElwain was born May
29, 1857
at Frankfort, Penn., in what is now a part of the city of
Philadelphia.
When yet a child he moved with his parents to Eastern Iowa, near
Dubuque
and there grew to manhood. On February 27, 1883 he was united
in
marriage to Miss Eda J. Conklin of Maquoketa, Iowa. To this
union were
born ten children, one of whom, Marjorie, age 4 years preceded
him in
death. Immediately followinig his marriage he and his wife moved
to
Gayville, South Dakota and there settled on a farm, remaining
there
until the fall of 1902 at which time he came to McLean county
and filed
on the land where they reside at the present time. In the
spring of
1903 he brought his family here. Mr. McElwain was a pioneer of
the Platt
township community, cominig here when the land was unsttled and
the
nearest railroad was at Minot from which place all their
supplies had to
be obtained. He watched the growth of this community with
interest and
had all the experiences and hardships of the early settler. He
saw old
Garrison founded an later moved to its present sight and hailed
the
coming of the railroad. He always took an active interest in
the
affairs of the township and at various times served as
supervisor on the
town board and director of the school board. He leaves to mourn
him, his
wife, Mrs. McElwain, and nine children, six sons and three
daughters.
The sons are William M., Sidney L., Stewart J., and Gordon W. of
the
home community, J. Maurice and Loyal M. of Glendive, Montana.
The
daughters are: Mrs. Robt. J. Gallagher, (Maria) of Lone Tree,
N. D.,
Mrs. J. C. Bentley, (Orlean) of Mullan, Idaho and Mrs. W. J.
Ervin,
(Francis) of Los Angeles, Calif. He is also survived by two
brothers,
William and George of Yankton, So. Dak., and three sisters
namely Mrs.
J. Munds, Wichita, Kan., Mrs. John Alexander, Sunnyside, Wash.,
and Mrs.
P. J. Conklin, Rapid City, So. Dakota. Besides these he leaves
fifteen
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and a host of other
relatives
and friends in McLean county and South Dakota who mourn his
departure.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
July 7,
from the home. Deaconess Effie Baker of Douglas officiating. A
choir
consisting of Mrs. Joe E. Eckert, Mrs. Alex Slagg, Mrs. Paul
Schmoll and
Mrs. John Robinson of Garrison sang the following hymns during
the
services, "Abide With Me," "Jesus Savior Pilot Me," and "Nearer
My God
to Thee." Miss Mona McElwain accompanied at the piano. Mr.
McElwains
six sons acted as pall bearers. The funeral was largely
attended and
floral offerings were many and beautiful. Following the services
at the
home the body was taken to the Garrison cemetery where short
services
were conducted at the grave. One daughter, Mrs. W. J. Ervin was
unable
to attend. Those from away were Mr. William McElwain and wife
and son
Glenn of Yankton, So. Dakota and Mr. Virn Conklin a nephew of
Tyndall,
So. Dakota. Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives in
their
bereavement.




More About J
AMES MCELWAIN:
Burial: Unknown, Garrison Cemetary, North of Garrison, North Dakota
     
Children of E
DORTHEY CONKLIN and JAMES MCELWAIN are:
  i.   WILLIAM MOSES5 MCELWAIN, b. February 12, 1884, Near Gayville, S.D., Clay County; d. December 20, 1955; m. OLIVE ROTERUD, January 31, 1912; d. Unknown.
  ii.   SIDNEY LOWELL MCELWAIN, b. July 24, 1886, Near Gayville, S.D. Clay County; d. September 07, 1960; m. SARA C. KROUGH, March 25, 1925; d. Unknown.
  iii.   MARIAH LULU MCELWAIN, b. January 29, 1889, Near Gayville, S.D.Clay, Sounty; d. 1950; m. ROBERT J GALLAGHER, March 06, 1918; d. Unknown.
  iv.   MARJORIE RUTH MCELWAIN, b. July 22, 1891, Near Gayville, S.D.Clay, Sounty; d. December 31, 1895.
  Notes for MARJORIE RUTH MCELWAIN:
Marjorie was laid to rest in the Congregational Cemetery in
Mission Hill South Dakota

  More About MARJORIE RUTH MCELWAIN:
Burial: Unknown, Mission Hill Cemetary South Dakota

  v.   (LILY) ORLEAN MCELWAIN, b. October 02, 1894, Near Gayville, S.D.Clay, County; d. Unknown; m. JOSEPH C BENTLY, December 24, 1921; d. Unknown.
  vi.   FRANCES E MCELWAIN, b. September 06, 1897, Near Gayville, S.D.Clay, County; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM J. ERVINE, March 10, 1927; d. Unknown.
24. vii.   LOYAL MARVIN MCELWAIN, b. May 09, 1900, Near Gayville, S.D.Clay, County; d. Unknown.
  viii.   (JOHN) MAURICE MCELWAIN, b. October 22, 1902, Near Gayville, S.D.Clay, County; d. 1939; m. HELEN-AMELIA THORNE, Private; b. Private.
  ix.   STUART JAMES MCELWAIN, b. Private; m. HAZEL DAVIS, Private; b. Private.
  x.   GORDON MCELWAIN, b. Private; m. FYRNE J. SOLBERG, Private; b. Private.


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