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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Green McCutchen, 6 South 43 West

In 1880 Van Buren County, Iowa, Robert McCutchen is 55, Cathalinda 49, with Mary Z., 33, H. Perry 20, N.G. 18, W.R. 13, and Evaline 11.
In 1880 Van Buren County, Iowa, Florence M. Howard is 13, with Samuel - a merchant - 44 and Margaret J. 41 Howard. George is 20 a clerk in a store, William C. is 10, Adolphus is 6, Leonard 4, and Samuel 1, all bornin Iowa.

Green McCutchen, 29, of Ashland, Kit Carson County, married Florence M. Howard, 25, of Mount Zion, Van Buren County Iowa on November 18, 1891, in Burington. Green proved up a quarter in 1, 6 South, 43W in 1894. He timber-claimed a quarter in 5S 42W in 1898 -
Robert McCutchen - Died September 28, 1899. Born in Calloway Co., MO in 1823. 79 years old on the 10th of September. Came to Van Buren Co. in 1836 with his parents. In California 2 years. Wife died six years ago. Had 6 children: 5 still alive. F-Bentonsport Cemetery, Bentonsport.
In 1900 Van Buren County, Iowa, Green born May 1862 in Iowa, married nine years to Florence M. Oct 1866 Iowa, have Minnie M. Aug 1892 Colorado, Robert S. Aug 1895 Missouri, George J. May 1897 Iowa, and Earle L. Jan 1900 Iowa.

In 1910 Lincoln County, Washington, Nathan G. McCutchen is farming, 44, married 18 years to Florence M. 43, both born in Iowa. Minnie M. 17 was born in Colorado, , Robert 14 Missouri, George R. 13 Iowa, Earl L. 10 Iowa, and Birdie M. 2 Washington.
In 1920 Spokane County, Nathan "C." is 57, "Florance" 54, "Birdice" 11, and "Kalhelilnda" 9.
In 1930 Spokane, Washington, Nathan and Florence have no occupation. George R. 33 does farm labor, Earl L 30 is a mechanic, Byrdie 21 is a house servant, and Kathryn 19 is an elevator oerator.
In 1936 Spokane, Nathan, Florence, Byrdie and Kathryn live at 1223 Rowan, Earl and Kathryn L. live at 1230 Dalke, George at 1333 Main Avenue,

Florence died June 17, 1938,

and Nathan, per one tree, June 3, 1942, father Robert S. McCutchen, mother Jane Shepherd.
Vera Brangan was born Sep 16, 1918 in Grant County Washington, father Chas. Brangan, mother Minnie McCutcheon.

In 1920 Grant County, Washington, Chas. Brangan 47 born in Kansas, and Minnie 27 born in Colorado, have Chas. Jr. 2 and Vera 1, both born in Washington.
In 1930 Webster County, Missouri, Charles, farming, is 58, Minnie 38, with has. Jr. 12, Vera 11, Robert O. 9, and Aurla, 4.
1939 Central Wesleyan College

Minnie is widowed in 1940 Webster County, and Charles and Robert are farming with her. Vera is 21, teaching school.
Minnie 1892-1982 # 114427927 and Charles 1872-1938 are buried in Marshfield, Missouri.


Kathryn Jane McCutchen married Harrison Smith, both of Spokane, with W.E. Smithand BIrdie McCutchen as witnesses July 20, 1932.
In 1933 Spokane, Harrison - a painter - and Kathryn live at 1623 Atlantic.
Harrison Smith married Doris Skilton in Spokane in 1936, and in 1940 Harrison, a house painter, 27 and Doris 22 are in Spokane, with Patricia 1 and Kathleen seven months.
June 12, 1959 Spokane

October 29, 1958

June 12, 1959

Robert S. McCutchen registered in Spokane, a bell boy at the Empire Hotel, born Aug 30, 1896 in Missouri, single.
Buried at the Presidio, San Francisco: Section A Site 343
Death: Sep 30 1918
Branch: US ARMY Rank: PVT M 361 INF 91 DIV
Robert S. McCutchen of Reardan, Washington was killed in ation.
"a Big Bend soldier from Reardan, he was killed in the assault on Miller Hill.

Earl L. McCutchen was born Jan 12, 1900 in Washington, Van Buren County, Iowa.

Byrdie and Nathan Bishop, both 32 are in Spokane in 1940, with son David, 3. "Nathean McCartchere", 79 is also with them.
Byrdie Bishop (McCutchen) Birthdate: circa 1908 Birthplace: Washington, United States
Death: Died August 20, 1974 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Wife of Norman Walter Bishop

Fairmount Cemetery, Spokane has:
McCutchan, Edna A, Oct 16, 1983, age 72yr, bur. #19-524-11
McCutchan, Leo E, no dates, bur. #PAR-ST-2F-13
McCutchen, Kathryn Louise, no dates, age 54yr, bur. #11-106A-11, Hazen-Jaeger FH
McCutchen, Leo, no dates, age 81yr, bur. #11-210A-31
McCutchen, Matilda, Jul 05, 1986, age 96yr, bur. #11-210A-41
Moran Cemetery, Spokane has: Earl L. McCutchen
George R. McCutchen
Marjorie McCutchen.
Benjamin Elbert Sharp 1822-1876 # 127122105 and Rebecca D. (Rice) Sharp 1835-1887 are buried in Wabash County, INdiana.
John R. McCutchen married Lavina C. Sharpe October 17, 1877 in Wabash County, INdiana.

In 1880 Union County, Iowa, J. R. McCutcheon is 28, born in Indiana, farming, with Lovina C. 26, also born in Indiana.
In 1885 Union County, J.R. is 34, L.C. 32, with daughter Dessie 4, born in Union County.

In 1900 Frontier County, Nebraska, "Ted McClutchen" born Dec 1850 in Indiana, married 23 years to Catherine Aug 1863 Indiana, have Dessie M. - a teacher - Aug 1880 Iowa and Mabel A. Sept 1888 Iowa.
Frank C. Boldt married Dessie M. "McCutcher" June 30, 1909, recorded in Kit Carson County.
1910 Kit Carson County, Frank C. Boldt is 27, Nebraska, just married to Dessie M. 28, Iowa.
1910 "FOR SALE - Good, well built one room frame house. For terms inquire of J.R. McCutchen."
Dessie was elected Kit Carson County school superintendent in 1910.

1910 "W.C. Boldt of Wilcox, Nebraska, spent a few days here last week the guest of his brother and sister, F.C. Boldt and Mrs. W.P. Potter.


1912 Burlington "Miss Mabel McCutchen left Saturday evening for a two weeks visit with Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Boldt of Lebanon, Kansas.
1912 "Mrs. J. R. McCutchen has been suffering with a badly sprained wrist, caused by a fall."

In 1920 Burlington, "James" R. McCutchen is widowed, no occupation, 65, born in Indiana, with daughter Mable, 30, Iowa, no occupation.
Mabel McCutchins married William Heilman April 12, 1925, recorded in El Paso County.
In 1930 Julesburg, colorado, William "Hielman" is 38, born in Iowa, a farm hand, with Mabel, 31 (sic) a clerk, and her father J. R. McCutcheon , 79, widowed born in Indiana.

In 1940 Julesburg, Colorado, William W. Heilman 47, born in Iowa, is a stock buyer, with Mabel Anna 51, Iowa.
In 1963 William W. Heilman received a life membership in the American Legion from the Julesburg post.
Mabel A. Heilman 1888-1972 and William Heilman 1892-1984 are buried in Julesburg. # 73528856.
(William's brother George is in Phillips County, Colorado in 1910, single, farming , 27, born in Iowa.
George Heilman married Lulu Yawger Jan 18, 1923, recorded in Lincoln COunty.
He and Lulu are in Cheyenne County, Colorado in 1930.
In 1940 Cheyenne County, Colorado, George is 57, born in Iowa, with Lulu 58, Kansas. They are buried in Fort Collins # 100547822
" Lulu Lovitt Yawger Heilman was born 24 August, 1881 in Reno County, Kansas to John and Emmarine Walden Lovitt and died 13 November, 1965 in Fort Collins, Colorado in a local nursing home following a lengthly illness. She had been a Fort Collins resident since 1946. She married Perry Yawger 27 May, 1900 in McCracken, Kansas and George Heilman 18 January 1923 in Hugo, Colorado. He died 11 April, 1951. She was a member of the Baptist Church and Eastern Star at Cheyenne Wells. There are no surviving children. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Jennie Ware, Hugo, Colorado and Mrs. Eldon Riley (Freda) of Boulder, Colorado is a niece..
The funeral was held Tuesday in the Warren Funeral Chapel, Fort Collins with Rev. Paul Spencer officiating. The music was provided by Edward Anderson and Mrs. Clement Hiigel; escorts were Cecil Elliott, Elwood Platt, Buster Ware, Wendell Riley, Eldon Riley and Herbert Crosson. Burial was in the Grandview Cemetery.. ")
William's other brother Philip is buried in Holyoke # 83025138.
The Burlington Cemetery has
McCutchen John R. 1850 1938 At Rest
McCutchen Lavina C. 1853 1919 At Rest
McCutchen Allan no date 9/23/1949 Age 11 mos. - Babies of Newman and Anna H.
McCutchen Charles no date 9/23/1949 Age 2 yrs. - Babies of Newman and Anna H. "Lavina is the daughter of Benjamin Elbert Sharp and Rebecca D. Rice Sharp. She married John R. McCutchen 17 Oct 1877 at Wabash County, Indiana. "

Frank and Dessie are in Colorado Springs in 1930 and 1940 , where Frank has a garage - no children.

Crystal Valley Cemetery has:

032 006 E BOLDT, Dessie M. Born: 1880 Died: 1943 Buried: 27 MAY 1943 Comments: LR: Manitou Springs, CO; age 62; married; female; shares marker with Frank C. BOLDT; sexton records list death 25 MAY 1943
032 006 E BOLDT, Frank C. Born: 1882 Died: 1969 Buried: 5 SEP 1969 Comments: LR: Manitou Springs, CO; age 86; shares marker with Dessie M. BOLDT; sexton records list death 3 SEP 1969
032 006 E HUBBARD, T. M. Born: 1845 Died: 1924 Buried: 13 AUG 1924 Comments: POB: NY; LR: Manitou Springs, CO; age 79; widower; NR: Mrs. P.J. MUNSON; sexton records list death 10 AUG 1924, first name Theodore; lot deeded to Frank C. BOLDT

Erica I. Josserand age 88 of Kadoka, South Dakota, died July 6, 1991, at the Kadoka Nursing Home in Kadoka, SD Erica Irene was born November 6, 1902, at Girard, Kansas, to E.F. and Hatten (Douglas) Wright. As a child she moved with her parents to Gray County, Kansas. She grew up there and graduated with the first graduating class of Copeland, Kansas. After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught in the Morning Star Country School in Haskell County, Kansas, from 1921 to 1923. She married Charles Josserand on April 29, 1923, at Sublett, Kansas. They made their home near Johnson, Kansas, where they farmed for two years. She taught at the John Jinks Rural School near Johnson in 1923 and 1924.
The couple then moved to Haskell County, Kansas, where they farmed until moving to Gray County, Kansas. In 1944 they moved to a farm near Flagler, Colorado, where they farmed until 1958 when they moved to the South Creek community north of Kadoka. While farming there they also owned and operated a creamery in Kadoka for two years. The couple continued to reside on their farm until poor health forced her into the Kadoka Nursing Home in 1982.
Erica was a member of the Methodist Church in Copeland, and took Christ as her Savior at the age of 10. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and gardener. She was active in home demonstration clubs in Kansas and Colorado.
Survivors include her husband, Charles, of Kadoka; two sons, Orville Josserand of Kadoka, and J.D. Josserand of Cheraw, Colorado; three daughters, Anna McCutchen of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nina Saffer of Flagler, Colorado, and Charlene Josserand of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sisters, Ethel Diamond of Muncie, Indiana, and Eldora Cannon of Dallas, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Hubbard; four grandsons; two brothers; and four sisters.
Nina Saffer passed away of natural causes, Sunday, April 13,2014 at the Emeritus at Broadmoor, an assisted living complex, in Colorado Springs, CO. She was 87 years old.
Nina Kathleen (Josserand) Saffer was born August 8, 1926, in Haskel County, KS, to Charley Clyde and Erica Irene (Wright) Josserand. She was the second of six children. The Josserand family later moved to Gray County, KS, where Nina attended grade school through eighth grade. She then attended Copeland High School graduating with the class of 1944. In June of that year she moved with her parents and younger siblings to Flagler, Co, where her father, Charley, had purchased the Robb place northwest of Flagler, later selling it to Herman Fritzler. In November of 1944, Nina left by train for Springfield, MO, where she attended Western Union Telegraph School. After graduation, she worked in their offices in McPherson and Liberal, KS until December 1945. Nina then taught eight grades in Schneider country school in the Shaw, CO area with a WWII certificate until April 1946.
In August 1946, Nina moved into Flagler and rented a room from Rube and Otho Sparks and began working as a clerk at Williams Pharmacy. While working there she met Merl Saffer who came in frequently for limeade. He, of course, was working across the street at the Gambles Store. Early on the morning of July 6, 1947, Merl and Nina accompanied by Rube and Otho Sparks made their way to Denver where Merl and Nina were married by Rev. E.W. Ferrin, a former pastor of the Flagler Baptist Church. After a short honeymoon to Estes Park they returned home to Flagler where Merl worked at the Gambles Store with his mother, Olive, and Nina became a homemaker which she always enjoyed.
On January 4, 1949, a son, David Russell, was born to Merl and Nina and a daughter, Martha Irene followed on June 16, 1951. In August 1947, Nina placed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior, was baptized and became a member of the Flagler Baptist Church. She was a very active member serving in offices of the ABW women’s organization singing in the choir, playing the piano for services when needed, and teaching Sunday School. She taught three and four year olds for eighteen years. Nina loved children and they knew it. After Martha started grade school, Nina began working three days a week at the store with Merl. She enjoyed meeting the needs of customers and getting in new merchandise. As Merl became more involved in farming, Nina worked more at the store in the summers. In the early 1980’s, Merl realized that it was becoming more difficult for Nina to accomplish the work at the store and keep up with house work and gardening at home. Merl also wanted to be a full-time farmer so he sold the store in April of 1983. In September of 1974, Merl and Nina took a trip to South Korea where their son, Russ, was serving as a missionary with the Navigators. They saw Hawaii, Japan, and South Korea returning home via Alaska where they stopped and spent a few days with Nina’s sister, Charlene. In the early 1970’s Nina stepped out of her comfort zone and led a women’s Bible Study. She grew spiritually herself during this time and developed lasting relationships with those women. In January 1980, Merl and Nina first experienced grandchildren with the birth of Lois and later in August Nathan was born. In 1981, Joseph was born followed by JoAnna in 1982. Jonathan entered the picture in 1984 and David came in 1985 followed by Deborah in 1988, Daniel in 1990, Stephen in 1993 and ending with Evangeline in 1995. These children were a special delight to Nina and she was always grateful to have them all living so near. She loved to spend individual time with each of them at her home painting, playing board games or watching videos. They also met many needs for her over the years like mowing her yard. Merl and Nina celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6, 1997, with family and friends just 41 days before Merl passed away. Nina did beautiful embroidery work, enjoyed knitting and crocheting and quilting. She made a quilt for each of her grandchildren. She always looked forward to being in the “nursing home” so she would have more time to do hand work. However, by the time she got there she had lost the skills because she could no longer remember how to do those things. Nina was an outspoken woman and you never had to wonder where she stood on an issue. Nina gave her life to her family and to serving at church. She fit in with Merl’s plans and helped him in anyway she could. She loved having her family around her and had the heart of a teacher from which we all benefited. We are grateful for the 87 years the Lord gave Nina. When she was 12 or 13 years old her mother realized that she was not developing properly so she took Nina to the doctor. The doctor said, ”It’s okay Mrs. Josserand . She won’t live to be more than 20 anyway.” Nina not only lived to be 87 but she is the last one of her high school graduating class to pass. Early Sunday morning April 13 2014, Nina’s earthly life ended and she went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Nina is survived by: her son, Russ (Kathy ) Saffer, her daughter, Martha (Keith) Marr, her brothers, Orville (Shirley)Josserand and JD Josserand, brother-in-law, Sid Hubbard, sisters, Anna Hatten McCutchin and Charlene Josserand, sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Saffer and Joyce Saffer, ten grandchildren, Lois (Grant) Garner, Joseph (Lupe) Saffer, Jonathan Saffer, Nathan ( Misty) Marr, JoAnna ( Ivan) Soto, David (Betsy) Marr, Deborah Marr, Daniel Marr, Stephen Marr and Evangeline Marr. Thirteen great-grandchildren: Ella Garner, Victoria Saffer, Rosanna, Grace, Elizabeth, Andrew, Rebekah, Ruth and Philip Marr, Isabel and Miguel Soto, Kalianna and Ellie Marr and two more on the way and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by: her parents, Charley and Irene Josserand, her husband, Merl Saffer, sister, Virginia Hubbard, brother-in-law, NA McCutchin, sister-in-law, Jean Josserand, great-grandson, Eben Buay Garner and nephews, Allen and Charles McCutchin, and Boyd and Lloyd Josserand, Jeff Saffer, niece, Velda Miller, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Levi and Opal Miller, Dale and Mildred Saffer, Avon and Edith Saffer, Claude and Fern Saffer, Ross and Pearl Saffer and Glenn Saffer.

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