Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John and Inez (Loshbaugh)(Campbell) Blackmar, son John B. Campbell, 6 South 46 West

In 1870 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, John F. Blackmer is 9, born in Pennsylvania, with Clark Burr 63 and Nelly 38. Clark is a "Jurtie", Lizzie Burr is 18. There's a James G. Blackmar after John, 13, Andon 67, adn Charles 6., all kids born in Pennsylvania.

Gordon Gay Burr came west to Colorado in roughly 1887, with his mother Penelope (Hadsell, Blackmar) Burr; and his half-brother John Blackmar. Gordon and John "cowboy'd around on the Bar T Ranch for some time. The family filed homestead claims along the Republican River. Gordon's bride, Ethyl Belle (Boyles) Burr taught in a one room schoolhouse on the Burr homestead near Tuttle.

September 1899 McCook, Nebraska "W. L. Reynolds and J. F. Blackmar are new switchmen in the McCook yard , and J. J. Laughlin at Akron."

John F. Blackmar is in the 1900 Kit Carson County census, 39, born in Pennsylvania.

John F. Blackmar married Mrs. Anna Margaret Gee on May 3, 1908, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Anna Marie Blackmar was buried in Claremont Cemetery, Stratton, in 1908, according to cemetery records.

Ellen Lyon Blackmar was buried in Claremont Cemetery, Stratton, in 1910, according to cemetery records.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, John F. Blackman is farming, 49, second marriage of two years to Irma M., 49 second marriage for her, born in Ohio. She's had six kids, three living. Two of her sons are with her, Benjamin H. Gee - a coal miner - 24 and Plimpton E. 18, both born in Iowa.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Thomas Campbell is 53, born in England, Inez 34 Michigan, with nephew John 12 born in Nebraska. John's father was born in Nebraska, mother in Kansas. They've been married 13 years.
Next household is Francis Blakeman 33 born in Nebraska, with Bertha 18 and seven kids.

In 1911 the Kit Carson County commissioners ordered that the claim of Mrs. J.F. Blackmar for a refund of the military poll was disallowed, and that she had paid a poll tax, not a military poll.

In 1912 John F. Blackman sued Benjamin, Willard, and Plimpton Gee for settling ownership of the southeast quarter of section 3, 8S 46W in Kit Carson County.
In 1915 the Yuma County treasurer canceled a certificate of $15.98 payable to J.F. Blackmar dated October 6, 1891, and pay it into the county court.

John F. Blackmar married Inez Campbell on July 30, 1916, recorded in Kit Carson County.
One family page says "LOSHBAUGH Inez Iantha (1876) father, Albert D. Loshbaugh (1847); hus. (1) Thomas Campbell; (2) J. F. Blackmar. "
"I was the first to marry, in 1896, and we lived in Smith County, Kansas, for nine years. Then we came to Colorado and I've been here (Kit Carson County) ever since. Tom (Campbell) used his homestead rights in Kansas on 80 acres and so could file on only 80 acres in Colorado. This he did and after a time a new law was enacted that gave a man the right to file on an additional 160 acres if it joined the original. Only 80 acres joined ours and he was ready to file on that when he died. As his widow I could have filed on it but I didn't. Sometimes I wish I had and at other times I'm glad I didn't. I didn't have the money for the filing fees then and I would have had to "prove up" for seven years, since the time was up on the other 80 acres, and I didn't want to hold down the homestead all alone.
As it was Scott and Zetta (Ready) nearly had "spells" about my being alone the little while I did stay on at Tom's place after he died - so I mortgaged the place, bought lots in town and built a house there, Stratton, Colorado. For two years I rented the farm and got only $8.75 one year and $9.50 the next! The men were honest enough, they just couldn't raise any crops.
I built a two room house on my lots here in town and after living here a year sold the farm to the man who held the mortgage for $500.00. Later I learned that if I'd kept the farm until spring I could have gotten twice that. The man kept it with a lot of other collateral and turned it all in on one big deal and then he told me that if he made anything on it he would divide the profits with me. A couple years later, after I had married John (Blackmar) this banker told John to have me bring my bankbook down and he would make a deposit in it for $50.00. A year later he did the same, so I finally got $600.00 for my place.. "

In 1920 Kit Carson County, John 58 and Inez G. Blackman 44 born in Michigan are farming.

Inez Blackmar completed a Sabbath School Workers course for 1924 in Colorado.

John F. Blackmar was buried in Claremont Cemetery, Stratton, in 1928, according to cemetery records.

In 1930 Stratton, Colorado, Inez I. Blackmar is 53, widowed, born in Michigan, living with sister Zetta M. Ready 44 born in Kansas. Zetta is married to Scott Ready 76 born in Illinois, with Robert 17 and Ethelyn M. 8 born in Colorado.

Jack Blackmar was buried in Claremont Cemetery, Stratton, in 1938, according to cemetery records.

Zetta Mary (Loshbaugh) Ready 1885-1961 is buried in Stratton, with Winfield Scott Ready 1854-1941.

Inez Blackmar was buried in Claremont Cemetery, Stratton, in 1944, according to cemetery records.


In 1880 Knox County, Illinois, Mary A. Gibson is 48, widowed, with Laura Moore 18, George Moore 23, and Josephine Moore 24 - George's wife. Dolly Gibson is 10, and Jessie is 5, both born in Illinois.

John "T." Blackman married Mary I. Gibson in Knox County, Illinois, November 19, 1884.

In 1900 Lincoln, Nebraska "Don" Blackman, born Dec 1869 in Illinois, is a seamstress, married 17 years but no spouse. Pearl June 1885 iborn in Missouri and Morris R. January 1895 in COlorado are with her. They're next to Solomon Wheeler June 1863 and Florence May 1865, both born in Iowa, Thomas March 1890 and Lottie Sept 1894 Wheeler were born in Nebraska.
Mary Irene (Gibson) Rasmusson 1869-1943 is buried in Whittier California
Charles Eschelman Bruner, age 23, son of I. J. Bruner and Catherine Williamson married Pearl Blackman, age 16, daughter of John Blackman and Dollie Gibson in Pottawattamie, Iowa on 2 Feb 1902

In 1885 Saunders County, Nebraska, Ezra Stoner is a hotel keeper, 34, with Orena 22 his wife. Frank J. is 13, John W. seven months. Wiliam 62 and Marah 67 are also with them.
In 1900 Washington County, Colorado, Ezra is 49, Orena 37, married 17 years. John W. is 14, and parents William 77 and Maria 82 are with them.

Frank is a hardware dealer in 1900 Yuma, bonr July 1870, married eight years to Jessie C. Dec 1874. They have Seward born October 1894.

1901 Yuma Colorado "Miss Pearl Blackman, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is visiting at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stoner."

In February 1901, F.J. Stoner had sold a kitchen range, a buggy, and an new saddle. One ad said " Iron clad wash boilers; next to steam boilers. Wash pans and other goods in the tinware line just fresh from the tin orchard.
F. J. Stoner"

December 5, 1902 "Mrs. Charles Pflegar of Alliance, Nebraska, is visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. F. J. Stoner."

Yuma Colorado January 2, 1903 "Mrs. C.E. Bruner, who has been visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. F. J. Stoner, returned to her home in York, Nebraska."

In 1910 Weld County, Frank J. Stoner is a tinner and plumber, 39, born in Michigan, with Jessie C. 35 Illinois. Seward J. is 15, Ralph E. is 6.

1920 Yuma "Seward Stoner, pharmacist at the Dakan Drug Store, was visiting relatives at Eaton this week."
Seward J. Stoner married Eleanor A. Stevens on June 9, 1920, recorded in Douglas County, and married Juanita L. Peterson on June 23, 1929, recorded in Denver.
(Eleanor A. Stoner married Arthur L. Riggle on April 6, 1929, also recorded in Denver.

Frank and Jessie are in Eaton, Weld County, in 1920, and in 1930 in Denver, with Seward J. 35, divorced, Ralph L. 26, Frank J. 8 grandson, and niece Eva I. Stoner, 21, born in Colorado.

April 5, 1951
FindaGrave # 28327741 has her 1875-1951.

Seward J. Stoner registered for WWII, living with mother at 3217 Williams in Denver, born October 24, 1894 at Cambridge, Nebraska, a barber.

Eva Irene Westcott, daughter of John F. Stoner and Rose Kietcher, born at Yuma Colorado Dec 18, 1908, died February 3, 1965 at Weslaco, Texas.
Remains were to be removed to Denver. She's buried in Fort Logan # 1312103, with John Herschel Westcott 1910-1998, # 1312111.

Solomon Wheeler, born in Iowa, age 43, married Mary I. Blackmar, 37, born in Illinois, on July 11, 1906 in Los Angeles.

In 1910 Los Angeles, Morris R. Blackmar, 15, born in Colorado, is with Solomon M. Wheeler 46 and Mary A. 40. - second marriage for both. They've been married four years. Mary was born in Illinois. Pearl M. Bruner is 24 born in Missouri, with sons Thomas 20 Nebraska, Lottie L. 15 Nebraska (these two are Wheelers), and Wellington C. 2, California.

One tree said they had Pearl Nellie in 1885, and Maurice Robert Blackmar in 1895 in Colorado.

Mary Irene Wheeler, 59, married Rasmus Rasmussen 60, a native of Denmark, on March 27, 1929 in Whittier California. Harry Rasmussen and FPearle N. Little were witnesses.

One Family Search post: When Pearl Nellie Blackmar was born on June 24, 1885, in Missouri, her father, John Frederick Blackmar, was 24 and her mother, Mary Irene "Dollie" Gibson, was 15. She was married her first time at the age of 16 to Charles Eschelman Bruner, who was the son of I. J. Bruner and Catherine Williamson. Their marriage was in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, on the 2nd of February 1902. They had one child together, Frank Anson Burner who was born December 1, 1902. By the 1910 Census, Pearl is divorced living in Los Nietos, Los Angeles, California, with her mother Mary Irene and her step father Solomon Modoc Wheeler. Solomon's two other children, from his previous marriage to Florence Ellis, are living in the household. Thomas Philander Wheeler, age 24, and Charlotte "Lottie" Wheeler, age 15. Others included in the household are Pearl's younger brother Maurice R Blackmar, age 15, and Wellington C. Wheeler who is the only child of Solomon M Wheeler and Mary Irene Gibson. Her brother Maurice Robert Blackmar was killed 1 October 1918. On 25 December 1928, Pearl married Kirby Dalton Little, who was the son of P. C. and Julia P. Little in South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California. The marriage license lists Pearl as Pearl N Ramsey. No records have been found of a marriage of Pearl to an Unknown Ramsey. Kirby died in 1956 and Pearl remarried Harry Melvin Foltz on 6 October 1962 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 77. She died on May 17, 1983, in Fullerton, California, at the age of 97, and was buried in Whittier, California."

Maurice R. Blackmar registered for WWI in Santa Fe Springs, California, born January 31, 1895 at Stratton Colorado, a laborer for Standard Oil of La Mirada, California, single.

Maurice Robert Blackmar 1895-1918 is listed on a WWI memorial in Whittier California, # 30631591.
The California War History Committee card has him born January 31, 1895 at Tuttle Colorado to John F. Blackmar of Pennsylvania, an dMary Irene Gibson born at Lewistown ILlinois. He registered in June 1917, and was assigned to France December 25, 1917.

Maurice, a messenger runner, was killed five weeks before the Armistice was signed....


John Campbell, born July 14, 1897 at Riverton Nebraska, registered for WWI in Adams County, North Dakota, working for S. M. and Viola Williams, and was with them on the 1920 census.
He's farming in Adams County, ND in 1930, married to Carol E. (Stanger) Campbell 25, with David S. 5.

In 1940 Adams County, John is 42, Carol 34, David S. 15, Robert E. 12, Richard A. 8, and Muriel M. 4.

John is in Mobridge, Walworth County, South Dakota in 1945, married in 1923.
January 22, 1963

Richard "Dick" Almon Campbell was born in Hettinger, N.D., on Oct. 14, 1931, and was called to be with God on Aug. 31, 2009, at the age of 77. He was the third of five children who spent his early years living on a farm in a sod house. His early memories were of winters so cold that the ice were thick enough to drive cars on and of hiding inside a barn to escape tornadoes. There he learned the value of working for a living and sharing the good things life gave you with others. Some things he talked about when he reminisced was driving the hay wagons and hating to get out of bed on the cold mornings. His brothers would carry him out and place him on the tractor seat in his birthday suit if he didn't hurry out of bed. He remembered oranges and peanuts being the best Christmas presents ever, which is a family tradition still continued to this day. Dick played football during high school at Mobridge, S.D., and was part of the "M" Club. He still talked fondly of his youth, growing up, and the antics he and his brothers and friends did. He kept in contact with his friends whenever possible.
After high school, he served our country with the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. Most of his time was as a gunner's mate on the USS Uvalde AKA88, which was a cargo ship, and he worked his way to become a second class petty officer. His tour of duty took him to Japan, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam. One of his funniest memories was shooting high explosive incendiary tracers at drones when they were supposed to be firing blanks during combat training because their captain ordered them to switch to live ammunition. They took out the drone and had to quickly change all of their ammunition back to blanks before they made it to port so they wouldn't get into trouble. He received a number of medals - Good Conduct, National Defense Service Korean Service and United Nations Service. His final station was in Alameda Naval Base, where he met Dorothy Fay Hays, from Adin, Calif. They were married on Aug. 10, 1955, in San Francisco. He went on to the city college, where he learned to be an electrical technician. He worked for Eitel McCullough (EMAC) and Varian Associates. There he helped with the development of early radar warning systems, research and development of travel wave tubes (TWT) used on military airplanes and also helped develop telecommunication satellites for the Navy and Air Force, some of the first in space. This technology developed some of the NASA components that helped put the first man on the moon.
There also began their family in San Francisco, where they had two daughters and finally a son. His employer's company kept growing and relocating farther down into what was to be the Silicone Valley. Soon he was commuting from San Francisco to Palo Alto to work everyday. It was time to either move closer to his work or just leave it all behind.
Dick decided that a quieter life was better for everyone so in 1968 he moved his family to Adin, where he and his wife became co-owners in Adin Supply with Dorothy's parents Ruth and Lewis Hays. There they developed many friendships with people both in the community and who traveled or just spent time there during their vacations. Dick and Dorothy operated the store until they sold it in 2004. Many of the community knew him as the "hot dog man" for all the free hot dogs he gave to the kids when they came into shop with their parents. He spent many an evening cutting up wild game and ranchers' meat over the years. Although he hardly had time to spare, he still loved to hunt and fish when he had a chance, especially with the grandkids. He taught the older ones to drive and spent time reading stories and helping them with homework, all while working at the store. They fondly remember their wild rides with him out hunting. His creative time led him to painting, macrame, rebuilding Volkswagens into Baja Bugs, and raising Jack Russell Terriers as well as Arabian and paint horses. He mastered the methods of training horses as suggested by the "horse whisperer" and still loved to watch the birds and deer everyday. Dick was an active member of the community, where he was a volunteer with the Adin Volunteer Fire Department from 1968 until 1999. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Association. He also worked establishing the Adin Community Service District, which included trips to Sacramento and pushing to get the paperwork approved to get the town on a modern sewer system. He was also involved with the community by working with the chamber of commerce, and the Annual Fishing Derby. After their retirement from the store, Dick and Dorothy were able to travel to Brazil, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota, North Dakota, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Mexico and Florida, where they shared special times with old friends and family. On each trip, he brought back great stories and pictures of the amazing things they had experienced.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Carol Campbell, and brothers David, Robert and Louie.
He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Campbell of Adin; sister, Muriel Bucholz of Fosston, Minn.; children, Deborah and husband, Ron Rynearson (grandchildren Levi, Ethan, and Chad) of Sacramento, Calif., Jeanette and husband, Jim Holcomb of Redding, Calif., (grandchildren Jillian Holcomb of Redding and Jennifer and Nigel Baker and great-grandchildren Alyssa and Joshua of Wellington, Fla.), and Edward and wife, Sasha Campbell (grandchildren Trevor and Chase) of Susanville, California.

Muriel Mildred (Campbell) Buchholz, 75, of Fosston, died on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her home surrounded by her husband and children near Fosston under the care of hospice.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston with Richard Buchholz officiating the service. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and for one hour before the funeral on Thursday. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Fosston, with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 18, 1935, to John Benjamin and Carol Edna (Stinger) Campbell in a sod house near Lemmon, S.D. Here she lived the early years of childhood there with her parents and four brothers.
As a young girl she moved with her parents and brothers to Mobridge, S.D. where she attended school, graduating from Mobridge High School in 1953. After graduation she moved to Thief Rivers Falls where she taught one year in a one-room school house.
While teaching she met Emanuel (Bud) Buchholz. They were married July 28, 1954, in Mobridge, and made their home near Fort Gordan, Ga. where their daughter was born.
They moved to Gentilly, Minn. in 1956 where they had four additional children. They moved to the Fosston area in 1969, where they operated an excavating business and did some light farming. She enjoyed gardening, preserving produce and feeding her family.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Debra (Kenneth) Sutherland of Bagley, Nancy (Clark) Dailey of Bejou, Minn.; sons, Richard (Cynthia) Buchholz of Hutchinson, Minn. and Peter (Michelle) Buchholz of Fertile, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son "Buddy"; and brothers, David, Louie, Robert and Richard.
FindaGrave # 80330666

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