Amanda “Mandy” Emelia McCormick, twin to Weltha, was born 1884 Dec 13 in Kansas to Samuel McCormick and Mary Elizabeth Sparks. I’ve covered her family history in another post and will pick up here with her marriages.
Mandy’s first marriage was to Elmer T. Conner, 1899 Dec 24 in , Chautauqua County, Kansas.
State of Kansas, Chautauqua County, ss.
In the Probate Court of said County and State.
Elmer T. Conner, who now here makes application for marriage license, addressed to any person authorized by law to join in marriage the said Elmer T. Conner, aged 23 years and Amanda McCormick, aged 16 years, being by me first duly sworn doth say, that they have the unqualified consent of their parents in their marriage, and that neither of said parties has been divorced by the decree of any Court in this State within six months last past.
And that they, the said Elmer T. Conner and Amanda McCormick are not related to each other in the degrees prohibited by law, to wit: Parent and child, grandparent and grandchild of any degree, broth and sister of either of the one-half or of the whole blood, uncle and niece aunt and nephew, nor first cousins; and that there exists no legal impediment to said marriage.
Signed: Elmer T. Conner
In testimony whereof, I the undersidgned, Judge of the Probate Court in and for Chautauqua County, and ex-officio Clerk thereof, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court, at my office this 23 day of December 1899.
Sig. N. A. Brewster, Probate Judge
FIled 23 day of Decm 1899
State of Kansas Chautauqua County ss.
Sedan, Kansas, December 15, 1899
To any Person Authorized by Law to Perform the Marriage Ceremony, Greetings,
You are hereby authorized to join in marriage
Elmer T. Conner of Pawhuska, O.T. aged 23 years
and Amanda McCormick of Chautauqua Co., aged 16 years
and of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days.
Sig. N. A. Brewster
State of Kansas, Chautauqua County SS.
I, G. W. Jameson do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within license, I did on the 24 day of December 1899, at Chautauqua, in said County, join and unite in Marriage the above named Elmer T. Conner and Amanda McCormick.
Witness my seal the day and year above written.
G. A. Jameson
Filed 26 day of October 1904.
N. A. Brewster
Elmer, born in Nebraska in 1877, was the son of Wilson W. Conner and Melinda Waggoner, whose parents were Jacob and his first wife, Susan Everhart.
The 1880 census showed them in Ft. Calhoun, Washington, Nebraska.
The 1900 census shows the Conners living in the Osage area not far from the James Preston and Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp, Mary Elizabeth being Mandy’s mother.
sheet 19 B, Osage Indian Reservation, 39 of 236 at ancestry.com
Enumerated on the 2nd day of June
332/337 CONNER Elmer head b. 1877 age 23 b. Nebraska, father b. Indiana, mother b. PA, farmer
Mandy? wife Dec. 1884 15 b. KS, parents b. IN
333/338 BRYANT Charles A. Nov. 1873 age 26 b. KS, parents b. MO, and Effie
S? Al.. W. Boarder
334/339 ELLIS George b. 1864? 36 Indiana, parents b. OH., and Fannie, 27, b. IL, parents b. IL
335/340 WHITE Dewitt, age 35, and Mary E. b. 1880? 19, b. IA, father b. PA, mother b. Canada
BURNS Mary A. mother-in-law b. Canada BURNS Mattie sister
3363241 MCWHIRT ? Head wm b. Feb or Oct 1849 41 married 8 years, b. IL (no birthplace parents) farmer can read and write rents farm #15
Jenns L. (?) wife wf b. Sept. 1849 3 children with 3 surviving, b. MO, parents b. MO illiterate
William J. son wm b. Dec. 1877 22 b. IL parents b. IL can read
John W. son wm b. Oct 1892 7 b. MO father b. IL mother b. MO can’t read or write
May daughterwf b. July 1896 age 3, b. MO, father b. IL mother b. MO
WOODSON Mattie daughter wf b. June 1877, 22 married 6 years, 2 children with 2 surviving, b. MO, father b. IL, mother b. MO can read and write
William L. grandson wm March 1897, 3, b. MO, parents b. MO
Verny L.,grandson wm b. Sept. 1899 b. MO., parents b. MO
337/342 TRIPP James P. head wm b. March 1842, age 68 is definite, md, b. MO, no birth place for parents, farm laborer (looks like 1842 and age 68), looks like was unemployed 2 months of the year, can read and write
Mary E. wife wf b. June 1859, age 40, md, 6 children, 6 surviving, b. IN, father b. KY, mother b. IN, can read and write
Frank B. son wm b. April 1884, age 16, b. KS, parents b. MO, farm laborer, unemployed 9 months of year, can read and write
Ray I. daughter wf b. Jan 1890, age 10, b. OK, parents b. MO att school 2 months, can read but not write
Jesse F. daughter wf b. March 1893, age 7, b. OK, parents b. MO
338/343 DRAKE John W. b. Oct 1872, age 27, married 8 years, b. KS, parents b. IL, farmer
Bertha M., wife, b.? 1874, age 26, 4 children, 4 surviving, b. KS parents b. IL
Daisy P. b. Dec. 1892 7 b. KS, parents b. KS
Stella E. b. Oct. 1894, age 5, b. OK, parents b. KS.
Virgil W. b. Oct. 1896 age 3, b. KS parents b. KS
Zella b. August 1898, age 1, b. OK, parents b. KS
Francis PARTCH writes (Sept 2002): “I am looking at a postcard addressed to Mrs. Amanda Conner at Pawhuska, OK. It is postmarked Jan 30?, 1909 at Medicine Lodge, KS. The message is: ‘Hello, Auntie. How are all of you we are all very well But colds. from Belle’.”
1910 shows the family living near a Ben Maze. This was Benjamin William Maze who was married to Elsie M. Dunham. William’s parents were A. M. and Annie Maze and the family was living two households from Mandy’s siblings, George, Jim, and Welthie in the 1900 census. In 1929, Ben and Elsie’s daughter, Icy Irene, will marry, in Pawhuska, Robert Raymond Henry I, son of Robert Votaw Henry and Sarah Louise Franklin, Sarah Louise being a daughter of the Nemaha Reserve family of William Franklin and Mary Roy. (I make note of the Nemaha Reserve associations in close proximity because of the connection of the McKenneys with the Ioway.)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pawhuska Ward 2, Osage, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1268; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 1024.
215/231 CONNOR E. T. 30 md 10 years NE parents b. IN
Amanda 25 3 of 3 children KS father b. NE mother b. KS
Marie M. 7 b. OK father b. NE mother b. KS
L. Evaline 2 b. OK parents b. US
216/232 BEDFORD George and Bessie
217/233 MAZE Ben W. 25 Kansas parents b. US
Elsie M. 20 MO parents b. MO
Nadine G. 3 b. OK father b. KS mother b. MO
Elmer and Amanda had 5 children:
- Marie M. b. 1903 in Oklahoma
- Sylvester b. 1905 in Oklahoma m. Willie Celia Johnson.
- Lillie E. b. 1909 in Oklahoma
- Dollie I. b. 1913 in Colorado
- Elmer T. b. abt 1915 in Colorado
One can see by the births of the children that the Conners had moved on to Colorado by 1913, where Elmer died in 1915.
The widowed Amanda CONNER can be seen in the 1920 COLORADO, BACA COUNTY, VILAS CENSUS. She is in household 124/125 living between a Stinson L. SCOBS and David L. LAY. The household consists of CONNER, Amanda E., head, owner, 34, widow, b. KS, father b. IN and mother b. IL., farmer; Marie M. 17 b. OK parents b. NE and KS, Sylvester E. 14 b. OK, Lillian E. 11 b. OK, Dollie I. 7 b. CO, Ellmer T. 4 and 1/12 b. CO; and ESKRIDGE Calvin R., 35, is in the household as a hired man, b. AR, father b. MO and mother b. GA.
Amanda married a second time, on May 10 1920 in Springfield, Colorado, to Sherrill West, who was born 1878 in Missouri. They would have two children:
- Ralph West b. 1921 in Vilas, Baca, Colorado
- Buford b. abt 1924 in Colorado
The family is observed in the 1930 census.
1930 CO, BACA CO., VILAS, DISTRICT 3
WEST Sherill W. 52 married at 44 b. MO parents b. PA farmer – general farming
Amanda 45 married at 15 b. KS father b. IN mother b. IL
CONNER Sylvester C. 25 b. OK farm laborer – general farming
CONNER Dolly 16 b. CO father b. NE mother b. KS
CONNER Elmer 14
WEST Ralph 9 b. CO father b.MO mother b. KS
Amanda died in Rural Springfield (2 miles N – 11 East of Springfield), Baca, Colorado on June 11 1949 and was buried at the Minneapolis Cemetery north of Walsh, , Colorado.