SAMUEL KEITHLY married (2) Mrs. Polly (Gilbert) Stone. Their children:
SAMUEL KEITHLY married (3) Mrs. Nancy (Sanders) Pullium. Their children:
1. Simon Keithly was born March 12, 1812, in the "Territory of Louisiana" and died Nov. 8, 1854. He married Eleanor Ann Robertson, April 16, 1834. Their children: 1 Amanda F., born April 10, 1835, married Mr. Burkelo. Children: Norman, Annie, Lonnie, Amanda, and others. 2 Mary K., was born March 14, 1837. 3 Eleanor Ann, born March 11, 1839, Married (1) Mr. King. Married (2) Will Ferrell. She passed away years ago leaving two daughters, and a son who married Fannie Hensel, of St. Charles Co. Mo. All live in Florida. 4. Robert Samuel, "Bud" born March 30, 1841. He married Evaline Howell, daughter of Benjamin Howell Jr. of St. Charles Co. Mo. August 22, 1865. Their children: 1 Ida Bell, born in St. Charles Co. July 27, 1866, died 1889, leaving two children, Keithly Bailey and Vera Haase, of Donaldson, Arkansas. 2 Chiles Lester Keithly, M. D. was born August 23, 1873, in St. Charles Co. He married Clemmie Irene McClintock. One child was born to them. At the age of nine he fell through the ice and was drowned. They live at Milo, Mo. Dr. Keithly has grandfather's watch, passed on to him by Uncle Obe's daughter, Bell. He writes, "I have it in Bank deposit box, not pawned yet," 5. Joseph Fielding Keithly was born May 27, 1843, in St. Charles Co. Mo., and died Dec. 31, 1900 in Pike Co. See Honor Roll. Nov. 7, 1867, he married Maria Spencer, the Rev. Watson officiating. They lived near St. Charles for four years, three years in Lincoln Co. and after that live on a farm near Ashley, Pike Co. There they reared and educated eleven children in the public school and in Watson Seminary at Ashley. Their children: 1 Estelle Neville, born October 5, 1868, died Nov. 1, 1902, having failed in health after several years of teaching. 2 Robert Leslie born February 19, 1870. Finished his education in Chillicothe Normal and taught for several years. Aug. 26, 1886, he married Miss Maggie Henderson. Four children: Carroll, John Ralph, Mae Blanche and Nelson. He was engaged in farming until a year ago (1922) then went to Los Angeles to reside permanently. They have invested in oil fields there. 3. Herbert Glyndon born October 26, 1871, grew up a farmer, later studied for the ministry at the Theological College at Nashville, Tenn. He was compelled to give up his studies on account of his eyes. He is now doing office work for a large nursery Co. September 1911 he married Maude Caldwell of Kentucky, and they have a little girl of seven years. 4 Eleanor (Nell) [Amanda Ellen] born March 17, 1874, taught until her marriage to Post Master Beal of Eolia, Mo., September 1, 1901. One daughter was born, Mary Kathrine Beal, January 19, 1903. Nell passed away at that time. Kathrine's grandmother raised her. She was educated in Los Angeles grade school and graduated from Vandalia, Mo. high school in 1921. She and her grandmother returned to Los Angeles and Kathrine is taking Journalism in the University of California. 5. Maude born April 1, 1876, graduated from Watson Seminary, taught school in Mo., then sought her fortune in the West. She graduated from the State of Normal of Calif. and has been teaching in Los Angeles for the past ten years. Her mother and Kathrine live with her. 6 Ralph born May 20, 1878, went to Denver when eighteen years of age. He was married to Miss Norma Benton, June 1904. His interests are in the oil business the past few years. He thinks Denver the only city on the map. He was engaged in the wholesale business in previous years. 7 Norma born June 28, 1881, was after school days, cashier for a dry goods company for two years. Then went to California where she met and married W. S. Sterrett. They were married in Los Angeles January 29, 1913. By profession Mr. Sterrett is a Veterinarian, though at present he is foreman in the Clay Mine Tempering Department at Walsh Plant, Candalia, Mo. One child, Morra Nelle, born February 15, 1917. 8 Joe Rayburn born May 2, 1884, received his B. S. degree at the University of Missouri in 1908. Later specializing in dairying and while in the U. of Mo. wrote a treatise on buttermilk that is filed in the University Reference Department. He was for several years in Washington D. C. at head quarters doing extensive work in dairying. For the past four years (1923) he has been supervisor of the Dairy Dept. in the University of Minnesota. While in Washington D. C. he met Miss Edwina Jarvis of Lynn, Mass. who was attending finishing school in D. C. They were married Aug. 26, 1914 and for the succeeding five years were in Fargo, N. Dakota where Joe was teaching. There two little girls were born to them: Virginia and Eleanor. The mother passed away when the last baby came. 9 Clarence De Aubry was born March 2, 1886. He is an engineer now in the West, progressing nicely with his chosen work. He married Lillian Turner in 1917 and resides in Baker, Calif. 10 Everard Spencer was born December 8, 1886. He has specialized in Forestry, attending the University of Missouri and finishing in the University of Michigan. He is now (1923) Supervisor of the National Forestry Reserve of Colorado, with head quarters at Colorado Springs. He married Maude Maddox, September 1914. They have a boy age five. 11 De Witte Talmage was born January 16, 1891. He was with the Armour Packing Co when he responded to the call of the World War. Spent 17 months in the service. Is with the Armour Co. again. See Honor Roll. This data was sent by Morna (Keithly) Sterrett, of Vandalia, Mo. 6 George W. Keithly was born September 3, 1845, and married Mary Frances Smith. Five of their children are living in 1922: Mary who married Mr. Blankenship. Bessie lives in Mass. Dorst lives in Sibley, Mich. Ada married J Isert and lives at Salisburg, Mo. Harry Sidney, born Sept. 20, 1881 married Leora May Mette, on Nov. 12, 1908. Their children: Vineil John born April 23, 1910. Woodrow Elbert born Nov. 6, 1912, and Joel Wesley born Sept 14, 1916. Living in St. Charles Co. Mo. 7 M. Wilford Keithly was born Dec. 4, 1847, and married Izora Long. Many children and moved to California years ago. 8 Charlotta Z. Keithly, born Dec. 14, 1849. 9 Oran O. Keithly, born May 30, 1852. 10. Simon, born Dec. 15, 1854.
2 Obadiah Keithly was born Jan. 24, 1814 in the "Territory of Missouri." He died in Carroll Co. Mo. July 22, 1906. At the age of twenty he was deputized by his father as tax collector of St. Charles Co. Mo. and rode from house to house collecting tax money, then carried it to Jefferson City in saddle bags. He told his children that he sometimes went a half mile or so to a neighbor's to get fire, as matches were unknown in his youth. Another chore was to spend many a day watching around the corn field with his gun, keeping the squirrels from eating the corn. Later he settled down to farming as his chosen work. He married (1) Hermacinta Scott, who was related to General Scott. They were married April 28, 1836, in St. Charles Co. She died Feb. 21, 1860 in Carroll Co. Their children: 1. Marchand Keithly, born June 7, 1837, died April 25, 1898. He married Hannah Eliz. Brothers. Seven children of whom I have no record. He was public surveyor of Fannin Co. Texas for fourteen years. 2 Neri Keithly born July 15, 1839, died April 12, 1911. He married Lou Simms and four children were born to them: One son, Clay lives near Winita, Okla., R. F. D. No 1. 3 Felix Scott Keithly, born Dec. 2, 1841, died April 9, 1917. He was a truck farmer, unmarried. 4 George W. Keithly, born Feb. 7, 1844, died July 14, 1900. He married Josephine Brown, Aug. 10, 1873, at Montevallo, Mo. He was a carpenter and farmer. See Honor Roll. 5 Calvin Harrison Keithly born March 21, 1846, died Sept. 23, 1876. in California. He was educated for a lawyer in Lexington, Ky. Taught school in Mo. and went to California in 1864. There he taught and married Nannie Finley who never married after his death. One daughter grew up and married but I do not know her name. (Clara Calvina Keithly [Tarwater]) A cousin Endora (McClenny) Wallace wrote: "He was a most lovable man and mother mourned him as for a child and we all carried his memory as someone sacred." See Honor Roll. 6 Ann Elizabeth Keithly born Feb. 19, 1847, died July 30, 1920. She married Jas. A. Robertson. They farmed and later were in the Hotel business. Twelve children of whom I have no record 7 Mary Ellen Keithly born Aug 15, 1851, died May 16, 1883. She married Theodore Dichr, A merchant of Montevalle, Mo. on Sept 10, 1873. No children 8 Marion Obadiah Keithly, born Feb. 19, 1854, died July 19, 1859. 9 Hermacintha Keithly born Sept. 18, 1856. She finished her education at Lindenwood College, St. Charles Mo. She married John B. Pierce. Three children, farmers and all living in 1923. 10 Marion Dudley Keithly born Jan. 22, 1860, died Feb. 11, 1861. 2 Obadiah Keithly married (2) Eliza Stone Howell, daughter of Sally (Pearl) Howell. Eliza was born in Nelson Co. Ky June 16, 1825. and came with her parents overland in a covered wagon to Monroe Co Mo when nine years of age. They were married in Vernon Co, Mo Oct. 18, 1860. She died Feb. 28, 1901 in Carrollton, Mo. Their two eldest children died in infancy. A daughter Eliza Belle Keithly born Dec. 5, 1864 was married to Jefferson Davis McQuire Feb. 27, 1901. He is a farmer. No children. Educated in the public school.
3. Neri Keithly was born Feb. 26, 1816, in the "Territory of Missouri." He died in infancy.
4 Mahala Keithly was born Oct. 13, 1817 in the "Territory of Missouri" and died April 12, 1896 in Howell, Mo. She married (1) Peter G. Audrain, who was born in Jefferson Co. Ky. Jan. 20, 1809, and died March 31, 1847, in St. Charles Co. Mo. He was the son of James II and Mary Audrain. Peter had a brother Thomas who was among the 49ers going to California. The Audrains were from France. Their children: 1 Francis Manarre Audrain born July 2, 1836, married Ann Elizabeth Zumwalt. Their children : 1 Lewis who married Lucy Bierbaum of St. Charles Co. Mo, two boys, Elbert Parker, who volunteered in the World War. See Honor Roll, And Francis Wendell. They live in the State of California. 2 Benjamin M. who married Constance Watson, daughter of Rev. Samuel McCluer Watson and wife Annie (Ruffner) Watson. Rev. Watson attended Westminster College and has been a Presbyterian minister for many years. Mrs. Watson attended Marshall College, Huntington, W. Vir. and taught before her marriage. Benjamin M's Children: Annie Elizabeth, 18 years of age, graduated from St. Louis high school June 17, 1924, and expects to attend Harris Teachers' College and make teaching her profession. Samuel Harold, age 16, Beatrice Marguerite, age 15, and Benjamin Manarre, age 13. The three youngsters have not chosen their life work. They live in St. Louis. Mr. Audrain is a Postman. 3 Lelalia Audrain married Ira II Greaser. They live in the West and have: Allene Elizabeth, Martha Dorris and Howard Audrain. 4 Ella C. Audrain, married James D. Pettman of St. Charles Co. They live in California and have: Benjamin B. who married Florence Dyer, one son, Benjamin Boyd. Launa Pitman married Levi Hubble and has one girl. Lura and David, the two youngest. 5 Auiana Audrain married Riley Hughes and they live in the West. Children: Riley Leon, Esther Ellen, and Genevieve. 2 Pierre Manar Audrain was born July 18, 1838, called "Bud" married Mary Dryden. Six children: Eugenia, who died young. Leslie, Cathrine, Cora, Manarre and Effie. No further record. 3 Mary Medora Audrain was born July 18, 1841, died July 16, 1871. She married Pizarro B. Howell. One boy, Eltin, who married Mrs. Musetta (Moore) Lee. One child, Pizarro, died years ago. 4 Samuel Keithly Audrain was born Sept 20, 1845 and died in Texas. He married Lucy McCormick of St. Charles, Mo. the daughter of Isaac and Jane (Darst) McCormick. Three children and their mother live in Oklahoma. See Honor Roll.
5 "My mother Aulana Frances Audrain, was born Sept. 18, 1847. She was the youngest of her family. She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of Howell Prairie, taught school near, now, Defiance, before her marriage, March 13, 1867, to Dr. John Lared Martin, who was born Feb. 15, 1834, at Sweetwater, Tenn. Father was the youngest child of Lared and Letitia Martin. He was a graduate of the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, 1860 class. He practiced his profession thru the Civil War. At the close of which he located at Matson, St Charles Co. Mo., making his home with Abe Matson until his marriage to mother. They were married at the home of grandmother Castlio, who was then the wife of Dr. Newton Castlio, of Howell Prairie. My parents lived in this neighborhood for a number of years, where father practiced. During 1881 they bought property in Hamburg and built a home, where they lived until my mother's death, Feb. 15, 1895. Father remained at the home place until 1908."
"My mother was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South. She became a member May 3, 1885, and was a faithful worker and attended services regularly each Sunday, taking her children with her. She was generally the first to greet the janitor -- even though we had to drive 2 1/4 miles, and those days we had no automobiles. Those hot, sultry, dusty drives in the summer, when I had to work so hard to learn the right angle at which to hold my little pink parasol uncle Mitchell had given me, while I was seated upon the front seat of that old spring wagon, as well as the cold wintry drive when buried in straw with hot bricks to our feet and comforters wrapped around us, with wagon bed on tho old sled -- each of those drives were making lasting impressions on our young minds and such that I shall always remember and reverence the memory of my mother with her faithful devotion to her religious life. Another sacrifice we were compelled to make for those Sunday morning journeys -- on that day we always had steamed light bread for breakfast, as mother hurried breakfast and did not take the time to make biscuits. This was something we children hated to be deprived of. The last seven years of mother's life was spent in lonely hours of suffering, being a victim of paralysis. Another great trial for her during those years was the loss of two of her children, Mahala Elizabeth born July 17, 1872, passed away Sept. 17, 1891, and Waldo Audrain, born Jan. 4, 1877, passed away Nov. 27, 1894. The eldest son, John Melvin, born Feb. 11, 1868, died Dec. 10, 1896. All are buried at the Iman Cemetery, one mile north of Hamburg, Mo. My father remained at the old home, practicing medicine until compelled by old age to give up his work. After selling the place he spent most of his time at my home in Kansas City, Kansas where he died on the morning of May 17, 1922. His body was taken to St. Charles Co. Mo. and placed beside the members of his family in the Iman Cemetery -- as he had longed for it to be, being too much of a southerner to want to be buried in Kansas." The other children, Robert Dalgo Martin, born May 26, 1869, attended a Telegraph School in St. Louis, graduated and for a number of years worked on the Wabash R. R. "Ill health caused him to give up the work. He now lives in St. Louis, Mo." James Martin, born Oct. 15, 1878. As a boy he longed to go West, "To be a cow boy," out in Arizona where Uncle Calvin Castlio lived at that time. When 15 years of age he went and remained a couple of years, came home on a visit and was so homesick to return to Arizona he made life miserable for the entire family. He would plead and beg for a R. R. ticket to Lordsburg, N. M. I well remember we could not ask him to carry in a bucket of water without his constant demand, "I'll do it for the price of a ticket to Lordsburg." He went and lived in Duncan, Arizona. December 31, 1902 he married Mary Martin, daughter of Alec and Ellen Martin. Their four children: John Lared, born Jan. 18, 1904. Ellen Eulana born Sept. 7, 1905. Verna born Nov. 18, 1908, and Ruth born Dec. 29, 1910. "They moved to Clifton, Arizona, when Vernon was appointed State Cattle Inspector, which office he held for a number of years. His eldest, Johnnie, is a "chip off the old block, like his father" he is fond of the great out-of-doors. He quit high school in his Junior year in order to remain on his father's ranch and help in the 'round up' and be a cattleman." Ella Eulana (1905) is attending the Teachers' Normal at Temple, Arizona. She plans to be a teacher. She finished the Clifton High School in 1922 and worked during the Summer as a Deputy County Recorder -- long enough to know it was not as interesting to her as teaching. "Verna Martin is a Sophomore in the Clifton High School (1924) and finds life so full of joy, she has no definite plans." Ruth Martin is a freshman in H. S. She is a typical southerner. Is known for her horse back riding stunts -- Bronco or burro, it is all the same. She is also known for her Methodism. When quite young her way of introducing her playmates was, "This is Mary Jones. She is a Baptist. I'm a Methodist. What are you?" When told the denomination she always remarked, "You know, father thinks the Methodist the best because there are more of them."
Virgie Aulana Martin (1883) married Walter Decker Humphrey, Jr., son of Walter Decker and Sally Humphrey of Moweagua, Ill., Nov. 29, 1903 at Montgomery City, Mo., Mr Humphrey being a steam shovel engineer, employed by the Bucyrus Steam Shovel Co. erecting and operating steam shovels until accepted by the customer. This being work that calls for him to be on the road most of the time. The territory covered the West for some time, up into Alaska -- later the Southern Territory into old Mexico, as well as the Southeastern states. "In 1905 we were sent to Kansas City, Kansas, in the extreme northwestern part of the city. Little did I dream it was here within two blocks of where I was to live in the years to come and see six children of my own grow up, go to school and stage their own little battles." Their children: 1. Bonita Aulana, born Nov. 29, 1905. She will graduate from H. S. in 1924. She is an extremely quiet, reserved person. She loves music -- her talents are bound up in Dramatic Art. She is exceedingly ambitious, having employment on Saturdays during school term and during vacation. Her aim is to be a teacher of Dramatic Art. At present she is studying with the Kansas City Conservatory and plans to enter the Emerson School of Expression of Boston, Mass., where she hopes to gain a degree. She is a member of the Wesley M. E. Church. 2. Edna Glad born Jan. 27, 1910, is a member of the Christian Church. She is a sophomore in the Kansas City High School. She prides herself on being born in Paragould, Ark. She is a member of the Sophomore basket ball team and is known for athletics. Plans to be a Physical Training teacher. Her ability at school was proven in the Central Jr. High, in a class of 36 out of 1050 pupils by doing three year's work in two years, having finished in the 1922-23 class. 3 Glora Jean born Dec. 29, 1911, in Kansas City, Kansas. She is a Freshman in the Central Jr. High. She is also in the accelerated class and if her grades continue to be as good as the past months, will do the three years' work in two. When in the grade school she never made a grade lower than 90 and has never been known to exert herself, yet she says she will not exert herself for a College Course. Requirements for a husband: "A true American and a good paying job, with first proposal he will be accepted." "She had developed a peculiar aversion for the name Jean. Prefers Jane, signing all school papers as Glora Jane. She is an artist worthy of mention. When ten years of age she entered a contest with 8122 Upper Grade children of Kansas City school for the drawing of "The Triple Torch" Pageant, given April 28, 1922. Her Program Covers and Posters were broadcast throughout the state and favorable comments given on each. Art critics from Kansas City Mo., and Kansas were the judges that gave her the honor. She prefers a visit to an art display to attending a play or athletic game. 4 Walter Vernon is attending grade school. His ambition is to be an aviator. He is a venturesome little chap, yet can be depended upon. He has been the messenger for the teachers of his school, to and from the bank. Recently while sliding on the marble floor of a bank he fell and cut a deep gash on his forehead. When the doctor told him he would have a scar over his right eye, he replied, "That is one more thing added to make a good aviator." 5 Waldo Decker is in the kindergarten at Park School. He is very particular about his appearance and especially about table manners, corrects the other members of the family. He has been known to say grace at his desk when school luncheon was being served. Is a regular attendant at Sunday School and deplores the fact that his age prevents his attending week day religious school. "He is the cake eater of the Family." 6 Donald Martin is a husky "Roly Poly" baby for his three years. His mother has hopes of his being a physician, as he has many traits like his grandfather Martin. "I have found nothing he is afraid of except a darkened moving picture show. He will not remain in one, even tho he will go out in the darkest night. This may be a virtue that will have a good influence upon his life in later years." Virginia Aulana (Martin) Humphrey says: "Unfortunately I was one of the little girls like Topsy -- having lost my mother when young and relatives looked upon me as one who must be endured. I've only to say of myself, I am trying to devote my entire time to these six blessings the Lord has given me. I am a strong believer. Too many parents look upon their children as a burden and push them out instead of living close to them and for them. My slogan has been: "Live close to the child for a happy and better home." I have found this the essential need in the many homes my work in the Mother's Club has taken me." She is a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. A member of the Parent Teachers Federation of the Senior High and Central High Schools. She has served two years as Vice-Pres. of the Mother's Club in the Frances Willard School in Kansas City, Kansas, and is now serving her second term as President of the Park School Mother's Club, with a membership of 450. Has taken interest in the City elections for a number of years, "Working for the candidate whose moral upright character is considered, more than the party at stake." 4 Mahala (Keithly) Audrain, married (2) See Dr. J. N. Castlio record.
5 Samuel Keithly Jr. was born July 27, 1819, died Aug. 19, 1883. He married Nancy F. Darst, who died June 11, 1875. She was the daughter of David H. Darst, who was born in Ky. Nov. 26, 1795, died in Mo. Nov. 15, 1869, and wife Mary (Thompson) Darst (1800-1864). Nancy F. was born in Darst Bottom, St. Charles Co. Mo. They lived on their farm on Dog Prairie. They being industrious and thrifty left property to each of their children. He married (2) Mary E. Curtis, July 27, 1880. No children. Children by first wife, all born on homestead on Dog Prairie: 1 Ora A. Keithly, born March 3, 1849, is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Missouri and has ever since made his home in O'Fallon St. Charles Co. Mo. where he has practiced his profession.Picture of Ora Keithly posted by Carol Collins. Nov. 14, 1896, he married Hortense B. Castlio. She was born April 14, 1859, and passed away Sept. 10, 1897. Her body was laid to rest in Mount Zion Cemetery, near O'Fallon. See Castlio record. One daughter was born to this union, Hortense Castlio Keithly, born Sept 9, 1897, in O'Fallon. Hortense C. graduated from the O'Fallon High School and finished the Collegiate Course of Ward Belmont, at Nashville, Tenn., and has a B. A. degree from Wellesley College, Mass., graduating in 1920. Aug. 10, 1921 she married William A. Spence. The wedding took place at her cousin's at Berkeley, Calif. Mr. Spence was born in Hopkinton, Iowa, Sept. 12, 1891. He attended Lenox College, Hopkinton. He is a cattleman and dealer in sheep. Their ranch of 25,000 acres is located about fifteen miles out from Deming, New Mexico. The house, though adobe, is modern. A son, Clarence Keithly Spence, was born March 12, 1923. 2 Emory Keithly, born July 5, 1850 married Emma Doughty, of St. Charles Co. Mo. They farmed in Mo. a few years, then went to Oklahoma, where Emory passed away, Aug. 25, 1904. Mrs. Keithly and her four children returned to Mo. and she now lives on her farm. Her son Orland passed away Mar. 1925. Her home is the old John Stewart place, a stone house, improved by the installation of water in the house, on the Old Howell Ferry Rd. Their daughter, Beulah, married Percy Stewart, son of C. Ferney and Jennie (Morris) Stewart. One daughter, Ruth Holman, born May 2, 1922. They live in St. Louis. Leora Keithly married Robert Fulkerson, who was for years agent at the M. K. and T. station, Hamburg, Mo. Nellie Keithly married Morris Muschany, son of Urbin and Maggie (Morris) Muschany. Morris is a merchant at Howell. A son, Donal Keith, born 1916. 3 John T. Keithly born Oct. 3, 1851, married Elizabeth Dowell. They live on a farm R. F. D. from Troy, Mo. Five children: Ida, married Mr. Brummell. Leora, married Mr. Harding. Georga, married Mr. Clark. Henry and Earle. No response to my request for further information. 4 Henry Clay Keithly born Jan 24, 1854, married Sarah E. Pratt, daughter of Judge B.C.T. Pratt and wife Helen. Sadie died Sept. 4, 1883, and left a daughter, Floy E. born July 28, 1883. She married John H. Brandes, a merchant of Troy, Mo., on Nov. 6, 1906. One child has been born, Helen M. on Dec. 7, 1907. H. C. Keithly is a carpenter and manager of a lumber yard at Moscow Mills, Lincoln Co. Mo. 5 George Alvin Keithly born May 3, 1856, is a ranchman near Midvale, Idaho. 6 Mary L. Keithly born May 11, 1858, married M. A. Massio. She passed away Oct. 6, 1893, leaving two children, Paul and Pearl. 7 Newton C. Keithly born Nov. 1, 1859. Oct. 31, 1883 he married Anna V. Dryden, who was born Sept 12, 1861. She is the daughter of John L. and Fannie B. Dryden. Newton is a farmer living near Steelville, Crawford Co. Mo. Their children: 1 Ardena M. born July 9, 1884 married Harold Hopkins, Oct. 28, 1911. Six children: Willis born May 7, 1912. Marjorie born Dec. 25, 1913. Bennie born March 19, 1916. Frances born April 24, 1918. Levi born July 28, 1920, and Warren G. born Feb. 21, 1922. 2 Homer D. born Dec. 25, 1885, married Capitola Meyers June 2, 1914. He is a street car conductor in Chicago, Ill. 3 Addie F. born Jan. 17, 1891, married M. O. Albany, Aug. 2, 1922. 4 Kenneth Castlio born Sept. 8, 1902, is at present (1922) occupied as drayman and transfer, in Steelville, Mo. Married. 5 Bennie E. born Sept. 5, 1904, died Dec. 6, 1915.
8 Rosetta R. Keithly born Dec. 18, 1861, married J. L. Cockrell, a farmer, R. F. D. out from Troy Mo. Their children all born in Lincoln Co. are: 1 Harry Earnest born July 26, 1882, and is cashier of the People's bank of Troy, Mo. He married Olivia Moore Oct. 5, 1908. She passed away Dec. 25, 1914, leaving a daughter, Eleanor Eliza, born Nov. 10, 1910. Harry E. married (2) Georgia Willis of Kansas. Two children: John Floyd Willis, born 1917, and Harriet Louise Willis, born 1920. This family are Methodists. 2 Louisa Ethel born Sept. 15, 1883, married J. A. Shields, April 3, 1905. A farmer of Lincoln Co. Children: Aaron Cockrell born March 22, 1906, and Lillian Elizabeth Cockrell born Sept. 14, 1907. A Baptist family. 3 Mary Edith born April 24, 1885, married J. P. Groshong, Nov. 7, 1906. and lives in Warren Co. Mo. Two children: Nancy Lois, born Dec. 2, 1907, and Genevieve Cockrell born Sept. 14, 1915. Methodist. 4 Wm. Howard born May 2, 1887, married Lottie Elston, Sept. 9, 1908. A Lincoln Co. farmer. Children: Jessie May born Feb. 17, 1910, and Wm. Elston born May 3, 1918. Baptist. 5 Floyd Magruder born Jan. 2, 1889, married Mamie Aydelott, Oct. 14, 1915. He is a merchant in Troy, Mo. No children. 6 Nancy Cordelia born March 31, 1890, married P. K. Hunn of St. Charles Co Mo. Jan. 27, 1914. No children.
9 Samuel S. Keithly born Feb. 21, 1864. He was for many years a very efficient employee of the Adams Express Company in St. Louis. He died June 15, 1910. 10 Wm. B. born May 26, 1867, died in infancy. 11 Murvin D. Keithly born Aug. 4, 1866, married Mrs. Julia (McCormick) Hays, and lives on their farm in Darst Bottom. No children. 12 Edgar E. Keithly born May 6, 1871 married Lillie Dearing. He was a telegraph operator when a young man. Now living on a ranch near Reyburn, Idaho.
6 Lucinda Keithly was born Jan. 27, 1821. She married Rev. Robert McClenny, one of six sons and several daughters of Macagah McClenny, who died in St. Charles Co. Mo. Jan. 10, 1852 [FHD Note: this date applies to Lucinda's father in law]. She went to Calif. in 1853. I have heard mother say she could vividly recall the scene as she started from home, "Lucinda waving her bonnet and calling back, 'Fare you well, Fare you well.'" Although aunt Lucinda lived to a ripe old age, she never returned to Missouri for a visit. She was a pioneer of California and her path was not strewn with roses, for the life of a pioneer is one of hardship, self-sacrifice and toil. She battled bravely with ups and downs through many long years. Rev. McClenny died at the age of 77. A grand daughter, Lulu A. Shelton is classed among the prominent educators of the Pacific coast. She is a teacher in the Oakland schools and State chairman of the Parent Teachers Association Of California, (1922) and was sent as a delegate, by the teachers of Oakland, to the National Educational Association Meeting at Boston, in the summer of 1922. She wrote Nov. 1922,
"Grandma McClenny died Jan. 17, 1913. She was certainly a great pioneer. In 1848 Grandpa McClenny was building a bridge across the Femme Osage creek in Mo. Their family lived in a log cabin. Wild turkey were most plentiful. Sometimes grandma would have six at one time. She roasted the turkeys by hanging them before the open fireplace.
Grandpa McClenny came to California in 1850. Grandma lived on her farm two years then moved to her father's far the last winter she was in Mo. She planned to start West in the fall but was persuaded to wait until the spring of 1853. Grandpa Keithly went to St. Louis to make arrangements for his daughter Lucinda and her family to make the trip to California by boat, but was told of the scourge of yellow fever at Panama and the difficulty to secure passage from Panama to San Francisco, hence, supplies were purchased for the wagon trip across the plains. Grandma's outfit consisted of six yoke of oxen, one horse and a good covered wagon and sufficient food for six months. The wagon was arranged so grandma and her four red headed girls could all sleep in it. Ben Orick and Mr. McClay were the captains of the train, of thirty families and some 300 head of cattle. As these men had made the trip another time they were able to plan a good trip. They traveled by boat from St. Charles to St. Joseph and there crossed the Missouri river and were then in the Indian country. However, their train was not molested by the Indians. When the train stopped near Fort Laramie expecting to rest and feed their cattle for some days, the Indians were attracted by the four red headed girls. They tried to buy one of them, offering beads, buffalo robes, ponies, etc. The Indians returned many times to the camp, each time requesting the girls to remove their bonnets. Then the Indians would talk about which one of tho red headed girls they wanted. Bon Orick decided to move the train onward for fear the Indians might give trouble. After traveling six months, the end of the journey was reached. Grandpa McClenny met the train out on the Humbolt River, in what is now Nevada. He had some canned fruit, the first mother ever saw. On Saturday, October 2, at 9 P. M. 1853, the McClenny family arrived at their home near Sacramento. On Monday Oct. 4, grandma went to town and bought goods for clothes. I can imagine the excitement during the first week, getting the dresses ready to wear to church. The following Sunday the family went to church in Sacramento and grandma And her oldest daughter, Lizzie, put their letters in the Methodist Church South, on that day. My grandmother must have been of a cheerful disposition. I have no recollection of seeing her other than cheerful. Like many pioneers, the restless adventurous, appealed to both grandma and grandpa. My mother, Hattie Shelton, is the only one alive who crossed the Plains." When in the East as a delegate Lulu was given through a friend the great privilege of being received by ex-president Wilson and wife. "To me the peak of an eventful trip." "When I insisted on returning by the southern route in August many friends thought I would die of heat. I told them that my mother had crossed the plains behind an ox team and I though her daughter ought to be able to stand the luxury of a Pullman."
Lulu Shelton, 564 61st. St. Oakland, Calif. Their children who lived to maturity: Lizzie McClenny Davies, the eldest, died 1905 in Calif. Their children: 1 Jasper, living in Eureka, Humboldt Co., Calif. Married and has three children: Alec, a graduate of West Point. A second son and Annette, who married and her husband lost his life on the third day of their honeymoon trip, in a boat accident. 2 Florence married Mr. Clanton, is a widow with one son. 3 Lily, married Mr. Cummings, has two daughters, Florence and Helen, both married. 4 Hattie, married Haskel, has two children: "Beth, a very beautiful and lovable young lady and makes many friends," and Hugh Haskel. 5 Logan, married but no further record. 6 Zella, not married in 1923. 2 Wm. McClenny was killed in a road accident years ago. He had two children, Robert and Ethel. 3 Hattie McClenny married Mr. Shelton, living in 1923, and raised four children, James, John, Mollie and Lulu, whose letter is reproduced above. 4 Bertie McClenny married Laycock. She was always an invalid, died in 1919. Four children: Emma, a widow with three or four children. Vivian, married. Robert and Nellie unmarried in 1923. 5 Annie McClenny married (1) Mr. Lake. Children: Georgia, Olive and Fannie. She married (2) George Pinkham, one daughter, Beulah, married and died in 1914 leaving two or three little boys. Annie was aunt Lucinda's 3rd daughter and crossed the plains in 1853. She died 1886. 6 Endora McClenny, born in 1860. She married (1) Mr. Hixson in Lakeport, Calif. He was a merchant there. Endora was a music teacher. Their children: 1 Bernice, born in Lakeport, Calif. in 1886. Her first husband lived only three years. No children. She married (2) Adolph Shenk. "Not only prosperous but a loving tender husband, fine in every way, so Bernice is a fortunate girl and they are happy. They have two little girls, Joyce, aged eleven and Janet, nine years, now in a select girls' school in Los Angeles. Joyce plays beautifully having inherited musical talent on her Shenk side, some of whom are salaried singers." 2 Wilbanks Hixson has a wife, two boys and three girls. He is six feet, two inches. "I like that, I have always liked large men." He has been with the Earl Fruit Company for years. His home is in Dinuba, Calif. 3 Wayne Hixson is a surveyor, so goes here and there. Has been much of the time in Mexico. He was in the World War. "Came home rather ill, but is now strong and husky." See Honor Roll. 4 Merrel Hixson born in Texas. Is six feet two inches tall. He has a wife and two little girls, Margaret and Anna Lou, both very beautiful and very happy. Merrell was in the World War. He has written and published a history of his company from start to finish. Neither of my boys received a scratch, though Merrel was slightly gassed." He lives in Los Angeles. See Honor Roll. This data was sent by Mrs. Eudora (McClenny-Hixson) Wallace. She married Mr. W. J. Wallace Oct. 1922 and lives in Calistoga, Calif.