Lloyd McKenney as Child

Lloyd Clinton McKenney

A beautiful photo from 1909-1910 that shows ancestor Lloyd Clinton McKenney as a child, and a happy one at that. The photo would have been likely taken in Chautauqua County, Kansas, where the family lived. Lloyd was the son of James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett.

Dorothy Noyes McKenney in the 1940s

Courtesy Nancy Benton

I added a little tint which brought out the fact Dorothy is in a field next to a railroad.

The frame around the photo reads Elko and I’ve no idea to what that refers, if it is an old photo development place that I’m unable to locate any evidence of in an internet search. It’s a picture that doesn’t say much. And isn’t much of a picture, really. And yet it was kept. I’d never have recognized the woman in the boldy striped dress as Dorothy had Nancy not said it was. As Nancy had the image, which means that likely Dorothy’s sister, Pansy, had it, I’m guessing the land on which it was taken is associated with someone’s home at Liberal, Missouri. Or it may instead be a photo that was taken around Ponca City, Oklahoma, or where Lloyd had family still in Chautauqua, Kansas…or even elsewhere, and mailed to Pansy.

Basketball Team, Liberal, Missouri, 1909



The bottom photo is from the late Barbara Irwin’s page on Liberal, Missouri which is no longer available. I worked with it some restoring it, and it happened to come out really well. What we have here is the Liberal High School basketball team in 1909, photographed at Fritts Studio. The backdrop is the same as in a photo of Pansy Noyes that I have.

The information with the photo is that it was sent from Earl Barrett to Frank A. Hall in 1908-1909. Written on the back was:

This is the basketball team that I played with this winter, we lost only one game and that was with the champion amateur team of Missouri.

From left to right, kneeling: Jesse Harvey, Clyde Lavery, Harry Bouton (coach) and Tom Lavery; seated: Archie Wimmer, Earl Creamer, Earl Barrett

Funny, I would have thought Clyde Lavery was the coach, decked out in his suit.

I don’t see Jesse Harvey in the 1910 census.

Clyde Lavery is in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico in 1910, given as 18 and born in Missouri. His father is born in Colorado and his mother in Kansas. He is a “partner” in the household of 25 year old Joe Travis, born in Colorado, doing odd jobs. With him is father John H. Lavery, age 50, widowed, born Colorado and his parents born in England.

John H. Lavery is in the 1910 Ozark, Barton, Missouri, born in Wisconsin, with his father born in Wisconsin and his mother in England. His wife is Sarah L., age 30, b. in Missouri. There is John C., age 8, and Byrdie, age 7.

Tom Lavery is perhaps Thomas C. who is 16 in the 1910 census and in Liberal Ward 2, Barton, Missouri in the household of Walter Lavery 42, married 19 years b. Wisconsin, father born in Wisconsin and his mother in England. His wife is Vesta, 39, who has had 2 children. There is also a daughter in the household, Louise, who is 18. Vesta and both children were born in Missouri. The father is a superintendent to do with a coal business.

Though Clyde and Tom Lavery look enough alike to be brothers, they would instead be cousins.

Archie Wimmer is easily identified as Archie Y. in the Liberal Ward 2, Barton, Missouri 1910 census. The father is Oliver P. Wimmer, 45, married 19 years, born in Indiana, a salesman of general merchandise. The wife is Annie born in Iowa, age 41. Archie was born in Texas and is 18. John P. is 16, Winfield is 14, Helen is 9 and Dorothy is 4, all born in Missouri.

In the 1910 census we find in Liberal, Ward 1, Barton, Missouri, Earl Creamer as the son of Frank and Nora. Frank is 46, b. Missouri, married 20 years and is a laborer at the brick plant. Nora is 36 b. Missouri. Earl is 19 and also works at the brick plant. In the household also are Landis 16, and Hazel 14, both born in Missouri.

Earl Barrett is perhaps the son of William and Ellen in the Duenweg, Jasper County, Missouri 1910 census. William is 44 and works as a shoveler at a zinc mine. A son William also works at the zinc mine, as does Earl who is 20 and also a shoveler. Both William and Earl were born in Missouri. There are three girls: Stella 19, Golden 12 and Mary 8 all of whom were born in Texas. I can’t promise this as “the” Earl Barrett as I don’t see them in the 1900 census in Barton County or Jasper.

The 1900 census shows, in Ozark, Barton, Missouri, Harry Bouton is 11, born in Missouri, the son of the widowed Mary Bouton who is 52, born in Ohio. An older brother, George W., is 18, born in Missouri. Harry was also born in Missouri. In 1880 in Walnut, Bates, Missouri the household is James B. Bouton, age 52, an M.D. born in New York, wife Mary M. 27 b. Ohio, daughter Bertha is 5 and Claude B. is 11 months, both born in Missouri. (James B. Bouton is the spiritualist doctor who was revealed as a fraud and, it seems, left Liberal in 1889.)

Jesse Harvey is also in the 1900 census in Ozark, Barton, Missouri, age 11. His farther is Millard, age 44, a farmer. Cornelia, wife is 40. Walter is 20, Grace is 15, Isa (a daughter) is 13, then Jesse, and Herbert who is 5. All were born in Missouri.

James Allen Noyes and granddaughter Pansy

Courtesy of Nancy Benton

A quick tint

James Allen Noyes strolls with granddaughter Pansy Noyes, eldest child and daughter of Ray Noyes and Bettie Brewer. I’m guessing the photo is from about 1900 when Pansy would have been 5 years of age. James Allen would have been about 74.

This photo would have been taken in Liberal, Barton County, Missouri.

Photo of Phillip Rowe, husband of Eliza Ann Noyes

Phillip Rowe, original, courtesy of Nancy Benton

Yellow cast removed

The photographer of the above photo was J. I. Kent at 18 (looks like) State Street in Rochester, New York.

Phillips Rowe, b. abt. 1825 in New Jersey, was the husband of Eliza Ann Noyes, daughter of James Noyes and Rebecca Russell, Eliza being a sister of out ancestor James Noyes who married Sally Marble and moved to Michigan.

Eliza was born 1823 April 14 in Ontario, Wayne, New York. The Family Record of James Noyes and Rebecca Russell as copied by Sarah Melissa Noyes Slater Anderson, granddaughter, only gives Eliza A. She is recorded however as Eliza Ann in the Noyes Family Genealogy – Generation No. 5 – James Noyes and Rebecca Russell, compiled by Nancy Benton from the Family Bible copied by Sarah Melissa Noyes Slater Anderson. In it, Eliza Ann is given as having stated her father, James, was a great student of history. Whether this was anecdotal or recorded by her or a contemporary of Eliza I don’t know.

The census data:

Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Pg. 684 Roll: M432)347, Image: 152
7 114/139 Philip ROW 34 wagon worker $400 b. NY
8 Eliza A. 26 b. NY
9 Amanda 16 b. PA can’t write
COMMENT: Amanda, age 16, in the household, could not be a daughter of Eliza. She is perhaps a relative of Phillip.

I’ve been unable to locate the family 1860 and 1870.

In 1880, Eliza and her husband are living next to her sister Mary Ann Noyes and her husband Clark (A. C.) Briggs, in the census as A. W. Briggs.

The two children of the Rowe’s are given as adopted.


(census excerpt)

A. W. BRIGGS 51 VT farmer parents b. VT
M. A. 49 b. NY parents b. NY
Alta CRANE daughter 24 b. IA teaching school
Kate BRIGGS 17 b. IA
Charlie 15 b. IA farming
Winnie 12 b. IA
P. ROWE 65 NJ farmer parents b. NJ
Eliza 55 b. NY parents b. NY
Harry 18 b. IA farming (adopted son) b. IA parents b. NY
Alice 15 b. IA (adopted daughter) b. IA parents b. NY
William DUNAGAN household
D. C. BRIGGS 60 b. VT farming parents b. VT
Catherine 52 b. NY parents b. NY
Ida 20 b. IA
Carr BEEVE 26 b. MI farmhand
Salem CURTIS 26 b. OH farmhand
Adison COLWELL 18 b. IA farmhand

Image of Grain Elevator at Liberal, Missouri

Grain Elevators at Liberal, Missouri, photoshopped


An image of a grain elevator at Liberal, Missouri that I photoshopped to try to make it a bit more vivid. One can make out barely the railroad running in front.

The original image above was once on Barbara Irwin’s Liberal page (no longer maintained), and gave C. W. Goodlander as owner of the elevators and lumber yards on the Memphis Route Railroad, the business being managed by L. C. Whitesittin 1895. The image and history is given as coming from a four page supplement, concerned with Liberal’s history, its businesses and citizenry, published in December 1895 in “The Liberal Enterprise” newspaper.

The “Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year Ending December 31, 1883” reads:

“On the 3rd day of June 1879, the Short Creek & Joplin Railroad Company was chartered under the laws of Kansas for the purpose of building a railroad from Baxter Springs, Kansas, to Carthage, Missouri, running through the mineral districts of Short Creek, Joplin, and Webb City. The road was opened for business between Baxter Springs and Joplin on the 17th day of October 1879. During 1882 it was extended from Joplin to Webb City and Southeastern & Memphis Railroad, at or near Arcadia, in Crawford county, Kansas, thence southeasterly to Carthage, Missouri; also from a point in Barton County, Missouri, about fourteen miles southeasterly from Arcadia, on the above-described line, north-easterly to a point on the line of the Fort Scott & Southeastern & Memphis Railroad about four miles south of Liberal, Barton county, Missouri, and southwesterly to a point on the line of the Memphis, Kansas & Colorado Railway at or near Cherokee, Kansas, for the purpose of opening up the coal fields in Barton County, Missouri, and Crawford county, Kansas, and of making a short connection between the lines of the Memphis, Kansas & Colorado Railway and the Fort Scott, Southeastern & Memphis Railroad.”

C. W. Goodlander was a big businessman with multiple interests who wrote a book of memoirs on the early days of Fort Scott, 1857-1870.

Chautauqua School, Chautauqua, Kansas, circa 1907-1908

Chautauqua School about 1907.

Original from book.

The photo is from “History of Chautauqua County” and is said to be the fifth and sixth grade classes at Chautauqua (Springs) School “probably about 1910”. The identification of the pupils isn’t in order, and lists them as being 6th grade: Opal McKenzie, Cassie McKenney, Russel Jack, Lee Callahan, Lou Anderson, Ed Hessert, Ducan McFarlain, Evert Anderson, Charles Anderson, May Anderson, Arthur McCullough, George McFarlain, Clarence Ault, Loyd McKenzie; fifth grade: Eva Finley, Maude Daniels, Leonard Bray, Dwight Clark, Clarence Huckstep, Howard McCoy, Hurchel Sapp, Ida Craft, Esther Craven, George and Albert Clawsen, Mary Conway, Lea Huston, Pete Hanes, Fountain Burris, Tom Hopkins, James (unknown last name), Ruth Fuller. The teacher was Elwin Lee.

Carrie Isabel McKenney, daughter of George W. McKenney Jr. and Belle Sparks, is misidentified here as Cassie. I’ve one photo of her as a child, a little younger, and based on that, I think she is the girl in the dark dress standing to the right of the girl in the dark pinafore and behind the boy kneeling second from the left (he appears to be holding a book). Carrie was born Nov. 9 1897 and Opal was born Dec 30 1897, so I’m dating this about 1908, though there’s every possibility it was instead 1910.

Lloyd McKenzie, Opal’s brother, was Taylor Loyd and was born 1894. The McKenzies were related to the McKenneys through marriage. Loyd and Opal’s parents were Joseph McKenzie Jr. and Florence Pershall. Florence’s brother, John Wesley, married Lucretia Jane Kirkpatrick in 1873. Lucretia was a daughter of William Robert Kirkpatrick and Zilpha Strickland. Zilpha’s sister, Millie Ann, was married to James Kelly Crockett, and James Kelly Crockett and Millie Ann were the grandparents of Vera Crockett, who was the wife of Carrie McKenney’s brother, James Albert McKenney. Vera and James Albert had married in 1904.

Opal McKenzie married John R. Hampton and Carrie Isabel McKenney married Jesse C. Hampton, brothers and sons of Lewis R. Hampton and Nancy Hudgens.

Maude Daniels was born December 18, 1897 and was George Keithly Crockett’s 2nd wife (he was a brother of Vera), marrying 1924 Oct 20. I’d be curious to know which girl she is.

If anyone can make a positive ID on the other students please comment.

Elizabeth Noyes Lovett

Courtesy of Nancy Benton.

Original photo courtesy of Nancy Benton.


Attempt at some restoration


Added a little color to see what the effect would be.

This photo of Elizabeth, a daguerreotype, would have been taken somewhere in the late 1840s to about 1850. Perhaps it was made in 1848, at the time of her husband’s death. Or was it made not long before her own death? Sadly, it is a solo portrait and doesn’t show her with her two sons.

Elizabeth Noyes, b. 1819 March 22 in New York, died 1850 Sep 11 in Michigan, was the daughter of James Noyes and Sally Marble.

On December 24, 1835, in Kalamazoo, Michigan Elizabeth married Daniel A. Lovett. The family record shows them as having had two children:

  1. William Lovett (so given in family but is John William Lovett) b. abt. 1839 in Michigan. Though family gave him as marching with Sherman, and dying, I believe he may have married a Mary E. who was born about 1847 in Michigan. The 1880 Colon, St. Joseph, Michigan census shows them with a child, Luna E. b. abt. 1867.
  2. Frank Lovett (so given in family but is James Frank Lovett) b. 1841 in Michigan. Family gave him as marching with Sherman in the Civil War. I think he may have been the one who died. More info below.

Daniel Lovett’s tombstone at Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery shows him as having died May 11 1848 at the age of 31 years and 5 months.

Elizabeth, too, is buried at Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The 1840 census shows them in Brady living beside a John Lovett who I assume was Daniel’s father.

1840 Brady, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Daniel A. LOVETT 1 – – – 1 / – – – – 1
John LOVETT – – – – 1 – – 1/ 1 – 1 2

The 1850 KALAMAZOO SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP MICHIGAN CENSUS shows at household 1332/1346 an Elizabeth LOVETT, 31, $1000, b. NY, with John W. 11 and James F. 9, both born in MI. Living also in the household is Malissa NOYES (Melissa), 14, b. MI. Melissa is her sister and was perhaps there to assist her. The census was taken August 14 or 19th so Elizabeth died shortly thereafter. A few households up live Freeman and Susan WATERS, 22 and 23, both born NY. Freeman is perhaps a relative of Susan WATERS who was father James NOYES’ 2nd wife.

John Lovett, who I assume is Daniel’s father, is living not far away in the household of a Samuel Lovett, likely a brother of Daniel.

The two sons being orphaned with the death of Elizabeth were quite young and must have been taken in by family, but I don’t know who. I’ve been unable to locate them thus far in the 1860 census.

1850 Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan

LOVETT Elizabeth 31 $1000 b. NY
John W. 11 b. Michigan
James F. 9 b. Michigan
NOYES Malissa 14 b. Michigan

1341/1325 Samuel LOVETT 33 Farmer $1000 VA
Amanda 30 NY
Edna 3 MI
Lina 6/12 MI

I’ve been unable to locate John William Lovett in 1860 or 1870. I don’t locate James Frank either.

Ancestry military databases don’t show a John or William Lovett from Michigan enlisting in the Civil War. It does show, however, a James T., who I think is our James Frank, and he didn’t survive the war.

Name: James T Lovett
Residence: Centreville, Michigan
Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlistment Date: 24 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Centreville, MI
State Served: Michigan
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Michigan 11th Infantry Regiment on 24 Aug 1861.
Mustered out on 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
Birth Date: abt 1841
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65

Name: James T. Lovett
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment Name: 11 Michigan Infantry (1st Organization)
Regiment Name Expanded: 11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)
Company: A
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank In Expanded: Sergeant
Rank Out: Sergeant
Rank Out Expanded: Sergeant

These men did march with Sherman, as shown in a history on them from michiganinthewar.org

The Eleventh was recruited at White Pigeon, the several companies being mustered into United States service at different dates, but the organization was completed Sept.24, 1861, with an enrollment of 1000 officers and men.

The Regiment left its rendezvous Dec. 9, 1861 for Kentucky, and remained during the winter at Bardstown. During the spring of 1862 the Eleventh was occupied in guarding the Nashville and Louisville railroad, then in July made a series of long marches in pursuit of the Confederate raider John Morgan, being a part of the force that defeated Morgan at Gallatin, Tenn., on the 13th of August. Upon its return to Nashville, it was assigned to Negley’s Division rendering valuable assistance in fortifying that city so it was impregnable to the attack of the opposing forces. Colonel May resigned April 1, 1862, with Lieutenant Colonel Stoughton being commissioned Colonel on that same date. The Regiment under his command was assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division of the 14th Corp.

The Eleventh participated in the advance upon Murfreesboro and was in the fiercest fighting at Stone River. Negley’s Division, the Second, was in the center of the Union line which was stoutly assailed by the Confederates in such overwhelming numbers as to force it back toward Murfreesboro Pike. The Eleventh fought gallantly with the many casualties of the Regiment attesting to the severity of the contest. The Eleventh was one of the first Regiments to cross Stone River, and was among the troops that captured a Confederate battery which had been abandoned when the Confederates were driven from the field. During January, 1863, the Eleventh was detached from its Division then placed on provost duty at Murfreesboro, remaining there until the following June, when the advance was made upon Tullahoma.

In September the Eleventh left its camp at Dechard, Tenn., making a toilsome march over the mountains and reaching the battle of Chickamauga ,in time to participate in two days of the fiercest fighting of the war. The Regiment was under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Mudge during the battle as Colonel Stoughton was then in command of the Second Brigade. Colonel Stoughton, after the battle of Chickamauga, withdrew his Brigade to Rossville by command of General Thomas, holding that position until the Union army had passed to Chattanooga, then on the morning of the 22nd returned to Chattanooga, being one of the last of the Union Troops to leave the field. The Eleventh was in the Second Brigade commanded by General Stoughton November 25, 1863, when the famous charge was made by General Grant’s troops up the steep and difficult side of Missionary Ridge. The Eleventh sprang up the almost impassable barrier, with the Confederates on the crest of the ridge pouring a murderous fire of musketry and artillery into the faces of the Union troops, but step by step, clinging to the trees and shrubs, to help them in their advance, they finally reached the summit, driving the Confederates in confusion down the other side of the mountain. The Eleventh was one of the first regiments to gain the crest of the ridge. Major Benjamin G. Bennett led the Regiment, but was killed before reaching the crest, when Captain P.H. Keegan assumed command. The Regiment suffered severely in this charge.

The following May the Regiment entered upon the Georgia Campaign with the army under the command of General Sherman, fighting its way steadily to the Chattahoochee River, which it crossed July 17th, then took part in the Seige of Atlanta. A few miles from Marietta, Ga., the Confederates had entrenched and the Eleventh charged the Cofederate works, but met with considerable loss, including Colonel Stoughton, who was so seriously wounded in the leg as to cause amputation. While in front of Atlanta, the Eleventh was in a number of charges, losing many in killed and wounded.

The term of service for which the Regiment enlisted, expired while in the trenches before Atlanta, so the Regiment was sent back to Chattanooga, then from there to Sturgis, Mich., where it was mustered out of service on Sept.30, 1864.

In the “Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Michigan for the Year 1863”, James T. Lovett, of St. Joseph, is given as having died in action at Chicamauga, Tennessee on September 11, 1863.

Not finding John or William, I don’t know if he served or not and I’ve simply been unable to locate him, but if he did serve, I don’t think he died in the war. I believe the below 1880 census is a strong possible for him, especially as James Lovett, who died in the war, is given as having been of St. Joseph.

1880 MI, St. Joseph Co., Colon
183/301 LOVETT John W. 41 Fire insurance and Real estate agent b. MI father b. VA mother b. NY
Mary E. 33 wife keeping house born MI parents b. NY
Luna E. 13 daughter at home b. MI parents b. MI

Year: 1880; Census Place: Colon, St. Joseph, Michigan; Roll: T9_603; Family History Film: 1254603; Page: 273D; Enumeration District: 190; Image: 0205.

Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery where Daniel and Elizabeth Lovett are buried (she apparently is in an unmarked grave). Elizabeth’s grandparents, James Noyes and Rebecca Russell Noyes are there as well.

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Elizabeth, and her brother, James Allen Noyes, would have been the only children of James Noyes and first wife, Sally, Marble, who left descendants, the majority of the nine siblings having died in their youth. If you have further information on the family of Elizabeth Lovett Noyes,and its descendants, I’d enjoy hearing from you.

Liberal, Missouri 1914 Fire Insurance Map

Missouri Digital Heritage has a 1914 Liberal Missouri Fire Insurance Map of the business district. It’s difficult to navigate as in the enlargement it doesn’t show the full map, only a small portion at a time, so I took one of the larger thumbnails, in which you can’t read the businesses, and enlarged that and typed the businesses in.

There are no names connected with the businesses, except (as it happens) for my ancestor, Ray Noyes, his hay barn shown.

Looking around one gets a picture of the town as it was. The depot across from the public park with its band stand, and the Opera House across from that. The main street with several groceries in a row and several general shops in a row, a bakery, two confectionaries etc. There are two hotels, the Liberal Hotel and the Ozark Hotel. There’s a movie theater and stage close to the jail. There is a shop devoted entirely to soft drinks. Two banks. And many more businesses, mostly located on Main Street. One gets a nice sense of how it met the needs of the town’s citizens.

Sarah Melissa Noyes

My tinted version.

Courtesy of Nancy Benton

The date is not noted for the photo. I would guess that it’s early 1860s. Interestingly, she appears to be wearing several rings on her left hand. It’s a wonderful photo with the detail of her belt, and other decoration such as the ribbon about her neck. Perhaps that is a sewing basket upon which she’s resting her arm, but was it hers or a decoration offered by the studio?

Sarah Melissa Noyes, a daughter of James Noyes and Sally Marble, was sister to our ancestor, James Allen Noyes. She was born 1836 April 24 at Kalamazoo County, Michigan and grew up in the Alphadelphia Community.

On 1857 June 14 in Wisconsin she married John T. Slater who was born 1833 Aug 7 in Vermont. He died 1866 Sep 24 in Weyauwega, Waupaca, Wisconsin.

With a bit of investigation I was able to find that her second marriage, 1871 Oct 4, was to Captain John C. Anderson who was born 1833 March 1 in Norway.

The family history on Sarah:

Sarah Melissa NOYES was born 24 April 1836 at Kalamazoo Co. MI. She married John T. SLATER, 14 June 1857 in Wisconsin. SLATER was an Indian agent in Wisconsin. They moved to Butler MO in 1866. When on a trip to St. Louis to buy “goods”, he took yellow fever and died while on the trip. Sarah married (2) J. D. ANDERSON on 4 Oct. 1871. She died 7 May 1936 at Berryville, AR. at the age of 100. Pansy Noyes Bryant, her great-neice, wrote of Sarah, “Sarah Melissa was very religious and bought her home for later years across the road from the church she loved in Berryville, where she was a constant attendant, even being carried to services after she was blind and deaf and could not enjoy the services. I visited in her home in 1925 and a retired minister and his wife were caring for her. They talked with her in Morse code by tapping on her hand. Her mind was clear until the end.”

SOURCE: Grace Noyes Pinkerton research on Noyes.

The census information on Sarah:

She appears in the 1850 Kalamazoo Co. census living with her sister Elizabeth LOVETT.

LOVETT Elizabeth 31 $1000 b. NY
John W. 11 b. Michigan
James F. 9 b. Michigan
NOYES Malissa 14 b. Michigan
Census was taken August 14 or 19 (can’t tell which) so Elizabeth died shortly thereafter. A few households up, live Freeman and Susan WATERS, 22 and 23, both born NY. Freeman is perhaps a brother of Susan WATERS who was James NOYES’ second wife.

In 1860 she is with her first husband in Wisconsin. They appear to have had a child, Etta J., who is not mentioned in any of the family history on them.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin; Roll M653_1433; Page: 724; Image: 34; Family History Library Film: 805433.
112/103 John J. Slater 28 merchant 1000 2000 VT
Sarah M. 24 MI
Etta J. 3 WS
Dorthea Shell 17 domestic MI

Some problems surrounding what we know on John need to be cleared up. He is given as an Indian agent in Weyauwega, but I know of no reservation there. There was an Oneida Reservation next to Fort Howard Military Reservation and there are several land deeds in the name of a John SLATER at Fort Howard 1866 to 1868. This John SLATER is however likely a John SLATER from Ireland who is on the WI Brown Co. Howard Township census in 1860, aged 43, with wife Marcia 42 and children.

Also, John is given both as dying in 1866 in Weyauwega and also after having moved down to Butler Co. MO. with Sarah, and dying of a an epidemic while on a buying trip in St. Louis.

In 1870 we find the widowed Sarah in Butler, Missouri, living in the household of John Jannah, a merchant. Etta is not observed and I am assuming she had died. Was Etta a child of Sarah’s and John’s? In the 1900 census, Sarah is given as never having had children. Right now I am favoring that Sarah and John did indeed have a child.

Butler, Bates, Missouri
60/64 JANNAH John W. 31 merchant Hardware 6000 10,000 NY
Jennie 23 IL
Gertrude 2 MO
Wellington 1/12
Millin Charlotte 18 IL
Rose Albert 20 clerk LA
SLATER Sarah 35 6000 NY

We also find Sarah’s second and future husband in Butler.

1870 Butler, Bates, Missouri,
78/82 SMITH Wesley 40 Sheriff County PA
Adelade 38
Mary 20
Julia 15
Charles 13 IA
Ella 6 KS
ANDERSON John 39 Deputy Sheriff Norway

I don’t locate Sarah in 1880 but in 1885 she is in Junction City, Davis, Kansas.

Ancestry.com.. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
388/406 ANDERSON J. C. 52 druggist b. Norway from MO
S. M. b. MI from MO
DELEHANT John 23 b. NY from NY

On March 30 1886, Sarah’s niece, Cora Rachel Noyes, was married to Frank Greene in Junction City, Greary, Kansas. I don’t know if they might have been living with Sarah but perhaps Sarah’s presence in Junction City had something to do with the couple being there.

1900 in Junction City, Geary, Kansas.

Junction City, Geary, Kansas
ANDERSON John C. March 1 1833 67 md 29 years b. Norway illegible occupation
Sarah M. April 24 1836 64 no children b. MI

I’ve thus far been unable to locate the pair in 1910 and 1920.

In 1930 she is residing in the household of Milton Johnson in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas.

AR, Carroll, Berryville, District 22
Prairie Township
April 7
102/106 JOHNSON Milton head own $3000 no radio, not a farm mw 65 md 22 b. MI father b. IN mother b. OH Methodist clergyman
Muzette wife 58 md 24 b. KS mother b. MO father b. KS
ANDERSON Sarah M. lodger 94 wd b. MI father b. NH mother b. NY
MAXWELL Bell R. lodger 69 wd b. MO parents b. MO

Sarah died May 7 1936. She and Captain John Anderson are both buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Berryville.

I’ve two obits for Sarah that I’ll give in another post.