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Other surnames in my family tree(s) include: Bingham, Charles, Cushatt,Eaton, Freeman, Foulk, Hammersma, Huntington, Hyde, Knight, Pratt, Royce, Richardson, Tracy, and Wilson. Also visit my other site for information and stories about these families:
William Francis Backus (my, was born Feb. 21, 1844 in Franklin, Ohio. On April 13, 1869 he married Elizabeth Richardson in Rock Island, Illinois. William died Feb. 22, 1914 in Manzanola, Colorado. Elizabeth died in 1932 in Manzanola, Colorado.

Their oldest child, James Mitchell Backus, was born April 6, 1870 in Manzanola, Colorado. He married Sarah O'Dell Cushatt (Della) on May 18, 1892 in Iowa. He died in 1933 in Manzanola, Colorado. Sarah died in 1906.

Their son, James Owen Backus, born Oct. 7, 1903 in Fowler, Colorado, was my grandfather. He married my grandmother, Julia Verwolf, July 2, 1935. Grandpa was paralyzed from the waist down after a dump truck that he was working on, fell on him. Grandma took care of him at home for the years following his accident, until the time of his death, Sep. 30, 1953 in Bozeman, Montana. My mom was only 12 yrs old at the time of his death. I did not have the privaledge of knowing Grandpa and so finding information regarding my ancestors makes somehow feel a little closer to him.

Last updated: Feb.18, 1999
The Backus,Deitz,Jackson,Verwolf Trees
Updated September 5, 2000


Cathy Pomeroy
804 St. Mary's Ave
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
United States

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