Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

William H. and Isadora George, 6 South 48 West

In 1880 Phillips County, Kansas, W. H. George is farming, 26, with Isadora 21 and Charles E. 1.

In 1895 Phillips County, Wiliam is 40, Isadora 38, Charlie 15, Bella 13, Ross 12, Ettie 10, Roy 8, Arthur 6, Minnie 4, and Raymond 2.

In 1900 Phillips County, William H. is 46, Isadora 43, Belle 19 - married but no spouse, Etta V. 15, Roy 13, Arthur 11, Minnie 8, Raymond 7, Josafene 5, and grandson Dewy King 1.
Dewey is the son of Samantha Isabelle "Belle" (George) Sullivan 1880-1962 buried in Phillips County. She had Hazel King Moore 1907-1988, also buried in Phillips County.

Charlie is next to them, born September 1878, married ten months to Dora May 1882.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, William Ross George is 37, born in Kansas, farming. His parents William H. 65 and Isadorz 62 both born in Iowa, are with him.

William Henry George, son of Lewis F. George and Samantha McCreary Sanford 1819-1909 is buried in Phillips County, Kansas.
Isadora was born in Peoria, IL 31 Jan 1857 daughter of John H. and Isabelle (Young)Conner. Died 25 May 1927, Speed, Belmont Township, Phillips County, Kansas,  


Charles proved up two quarters in 15, 7S 48W in 1914.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Charles E. George is 41, Dora A. 37, Ruby A. 17, Clifford 14, and Larrold 12 all born in Kansas. Dora F. 8 and Lorraine 4 were born in COlorado.

Charles is buried in Bayard 1878-1954 # 85139616.

"Ross" is working for the Reynolds family in 1900 Phillips County, born Sept 1882 in Kansas.

He's a farm laborer in 1910 Phillips County, living alone,.
He registered for WWI in Kit Carson County, born Sept 22, 1882, his parents his nearest relative, with a Vona Colorado address for both.
William claimed two quarters in 27, 6S, 48W in 1918.
William registered for WWII in Joseph Idaho, working for Dace Harriman in Joseph. Hi snearest relative was Charlie George of Bayard, Nebraska.
William Ross George 1882-1952 is buried in Kalispell, Montana.
October 26, 1952 "William Ross George, age 70, died at a local hospital late Friday evening following a lingering illness. Mr. George had made his residence in Kalispell for the past five years, coming from Kansas. He is survived by a brother, Arthur of Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and a sister, Mrs. Belle Sullivan of Logan, Kansas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from the relatives and will be announced later by the Waggener and Campbell Funeral Home"


In 1910 Ruth is in Logan County, Kansas, 15, with George W. and Lydia B. Yonts.

Cyrus Raymond George married Ruth B. Yonts on November 29, 1911 in Phillips Couty. He died in Denver St. Lukes Hospital March 30, 1926.
1924 Garden City Kansas "Mrs. G. W. Yonts and her son of Vona, Colorado are visiting the C. E...."
"Wythe" Yonts 1857-1932 # 95433240 and Lydia Belinda "Liddy" (Codner) Yonts 1864-1935 # 95433314 are buried in Vona.
September 26, 1935

There's a Ruth B. Kerl 1895-1952 buried in Vona # 95357185.

Cyrus Raymond George registered for WWI in Kit Carson County, born March 14, 1893 in Big Bend, Kansas, married, with one child, farming.

C. Raymond George proved up a quarter in 12, 7S 48W in1920.

He's buried in Vona 1898-1926 # 95331202.


Roy married Neva Gertrude Gingles on March 10, 1907 in Phillips County.
In 1910 Phillips County, Kansas, Roy L. is farming 23, with Neva G. 22 and Gweneth E. 2.

Roy proved up two quarters in 10, 7S 48W in 1914.

Roy L. George is farming in Kit Carson County in 1920, 33, with Ava G. 32, Gweneth E. 12, and Orvette L. 8 born in Kansas, Robert E. ten months old born in Colorado.

In 1940 Kit Carson County, Roy L. 53 and Neva G. 52 hae Robert E. 21.
Their grandson Norman D. Travis 8, with with them.

Roy 1886-1950 is buried in Vona # 95331330, with Neva 1887-1981 # 95331373.

Robert Eugene George, born June 29, 1918 at Vona to Roy Lewis George and Neva Gertrude Gingles, died in Gregg County, Texas on July 14, 1972. He was a truck driver. The informant was Norm Travis, his nephew.
He was to be buried at Vona.

Norman Dean Travis, 19, of Vona married Betty Colleen Zogg, 21, of Stratton on June 11, 1950 in Kit Carson Coujty. February 15, 2012 "Colleen was the loving wife of Babe Ruth League International Board Member Norm Travis. Baseball was a family tradition. (Norm and Colleen even spent their honeymoon watching baseball in Denver.) Colleen was a great supporter of the Babe Ruth League program. Rain, wind, sun, she was there to support the great sport. After her own sons moved onto other interests, the grandkids began to play. There was not an event that she wasn’t present cheering for her kids. In honor of Colleen and Norm’s years of support, the Midwest Plains Region of Babe Ruth League has created a sportsmanship award in the couple’s name to be presented at every Midwest Plains Regional Tournament (baseball and softball)."
Colleen 1929-2011 is buried in Burlington # 69494180.

Eleanor Gweneth George married E.A. Ferris, age 27, on November 12, 1928 in Kit Carson County.

Gweneth E. Ferris 22 is in Kit Carson County in 1930, married to Elmer A. 29, running a grain elevator.

Thomas Nash Pierce married Orvetta Lucille George on October 23, 1937 in Denver.

In 1940 Inglewood, California, Orviette L. Pierce is 28, last residence Vona, Colorado. She's married to Thomas N. Pierce 25 born in Texas, who was in Los Angeles in 1935.

Thomas 1914-1960 died in Los Angeles.

Orvietta died in California, and is buried in Vons 1911-1999 # 95409192.

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