Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Lewis and Clarinda (Diveley) McClure, sister Lucy (McClure) Phillips, son Eli and Mabel(Seavey) McClure, daughter Eva (McClure) Hull

In 1860 Salt Creek, Iowa, Lewis McClure is 1, with parents Steven 28 and Matilda 22 McClure.

Stephen McClure is still alive in 1920 Phillips County, Kansas, 88, living with widowed daughter Mary J. Walker, 50. They're net to John McClure 6 and Josephina 64 born in Sweden.
He's buried in Phillips County 1831-1923 # 8996820. Matilda A. (Watkins) McClure 1838-1904 is buired in Phillips County # 8996816.

Clarinda Dively is in Salt Creek, Davis County, Iowa in 1870, 11 born in Iowa, with Joseph Dively 38 and Amanda 32, farming, both born in Pennsylvania. Clarkson is 9, John 7.

Joseph 48 and Rachael 42 Diveley are in Salt Creek, Iowa in 1880, with Clarisa 19 and John 17.

Rachel Amanda (Freshwater) Diveley 1837-1884 is buried in Davis County # 70696815.
So is Joseph M. Diveley 1832-1897 # 70696830.

In 1900 Garfield County, Oklahoma Clarisa Diveley born March 1861 in Iow, is single, no occupation. She's next to John Dively Feb 1863 Iowa and his family., farming.

Clarisa Diveley is single in 1910 Garfield County, Oklahoma 49, no occupation.
Clarisa (Diveley) Conyers 1861-1935 is buried in Enid, Oklahoma # 137753892, with Thomas H. COnyers 1881-1935.


In 1880 Davis County, Iowa, Lewis and Clarinda McClure are both 21, with Ely 3.

In 1885 Davis County, Lewis is 26, Clarinda 25, Ely 7, and Eva 1.

Lewis McClure in 1900 Woods County, Oklahoma, born January 1859 in Iowa, married 23 years to Clarinda June 1859 Iowa, with Eva August 1884 Iowa. They're living with Edward Diveley Sept 1867 Iowa and Edward's mother Caroline Diveley Nov 1843 Illinois.

Lewis and Clarinda are in Phillips County, Kansas in 1905.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Stratton precinct, Lewis is 51, farming, with Clounda 50, both born in Iowa, next to Ely.

Lewis McClure proved up a quarter in 8, 9S 45W in 1912.

Thanks to Michael Diveley

Clarinda 1859-1916 is buried in Burlington # 89615578. She was the daughter of Joseph Diveley and Muade Freshwater, both born in Pennsylvania.

Lewis is widowed in 1925 Phillips County, Kansas, 66, farming.
He's also widowed in 1940 Phillips County, 81.

Lewis is buried in Phillips County # 8996813.

In 1880 Phillips County, Kansas, Loring J. Seavey is 25, Emma N. 30, both born in Maine. Maudie M. 3 and Maybelle 2 were born in
Joseph L. Seavey, 52, married Neva May McCullugh on May 7, 1908 in Flagler, Colorado.

Joseph L. Seavey 1855-1916 is buried in Bovina, Colorado # 55117743.
Neva May Seavey 1872-1942 is buried in Colton, California # 20847592.

In 1920 Pueblo Colorado, Emma M. is 69, widowed, born in Maine, with Grace 28 born in Kansas.
In 1935 Pueblo, Colorado, Emma M. (Wid Jos) lives with Grace at 506 1/2 W. 8th.


In 1900 Philips County, Kansas, Eli born Feb 1877 in Iowa, is married one year to Mabel born April 1878 in Maine, with Ray born Dec 1899 in Kansas.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Eli McClure is 32, born in Iowa, with Emma 30, both born in Maine. Maudie M. is 3 born in New Hampshire, Maybelle 2 in Maine Mabel F. 32 in Maine. Ray 10, Rex 8, Earl 5, Alrie 3 all three born in Kansas, and Emma 1 in Colorado.
They're next to Lewis 51 and Clorinda 50, both born in Iowa.

Eli proved up two quarters in 17, 9S 45W in 1914.

Eli registered for WWI in Kit Carson County, born Feb 20, 1877.

In 1930 Stillwater County, Montana, Eli is a laborer, 53, with Mabel 52, Wesley 16, Lisa 6, and Betty 5.

Eli is divorced in 1940 Texas County, Oklahoma, 63, with Rex 37, and granddaughters Lois 16 and Betty 15, both born in Montana.

Eli 1877-1940 is buried in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma # 103019552

Mabel F. McClure is buried in Stillwater County, Montana 1878-1950 # 73265869.

Ray McClure, 21, married Hazel Flexer in Kit Carson County Februrary 8, 1920.

In 1930 Texas County, Oklahoma, Ray is farming, 30, born in Kansas, Hazel 26 in Illinois, with Orin 9, Colorado,k Violet 8 Montana, Orson 7, Vera 5 and Vada 3, all three born in Colorado.

Ray 1899-1978 is buried in Fort Logan # 3359996, with Lela V., 1918-2012.
Orin McClure, age 18, married Emma Ferree on August 18, 1938 in Littleton, Colorado.

In 1940 Arapahoe County, Colorado, Orin and Emma are with her parents David Ferree 57 and Anna 48, with Bonnie four months old.

Orin McClure, born August 18, 1920 in Burlington, a carpenter, living at Palacios, Texas, died September 17, 1982, to be removed to Houston.
His surviving spouse was Billie Lee La Monda.

Emma, born Sept 25, 1921 in Custer County, Nebraska, to David W. Ferree and Anna M. Allen, was Wagy in 1952, dying March 15, 2007.

Floyd Wagy died in April 1974, and is buried in Brighton.
WAGY, EMMA MARIE - September 25, 1921 March 15, 2007
Aspen Magnolia Chapel, Commerce City, Tuesday, March 20, Graveside service following, Elmwood Cemetery, Brighton, next to Floyd.

Vera McClure was born January 24, 1922 in Burlington, name Keller in 1941, dying November 7, 2005.
Vada McClure in Burlington on October 1, 1925, name as Betty Yount in 1944, and as Hetzel in 1948, dying May 11, 1998.
Vada 1926-1998 is buried in Grand Junction, Colorado # 98902259, with Robert L. Hetzel 1925-2016.

ELI, per one tree, died in Phillips County 1901-1902


Rex, per one tree 1902-1969 died in Winslow, Kitsap County, Washington.

In 1940 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Earl McClure is 24, - in Stillwater County, Montana in 1935 with cousin Georeg L. Dively, 68, widowed.
Next household is Erma L Dively 41 widowed born in Texas, a cousin.


Alva, per one tree, born 1906 in Phillips County, married Dessa Bartlett, died July 30, 1990 in Bakersfield, California.

"On January 29, 2008, Dessa Mae McClure-Hanon quietly passed away. Born on May 2, 1912, on the cold Alberta, Canada plains, Dessa was blessed to be a member of a close and loving family. As a farm family, they struggled and worked hard but always had the enjoyment and comfort of each other.
Dessa was the last of the family to pass, preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose Bartlett; and her siblings, Ernest, Lynn and Orin Bartlett, Vyla Jarvis, and Hazel Bruner. Dessa met her husband, Alva McClure, in Cut Bank, Montana while working as a waitress. Al and Dessa were married on August 26, 1939 and were together until Al's death nearly 51 years later. Al was a welder and his pursuit of work took them across the west to many cities. Their travels ended in Bakersfield where Al found plentiful work in the oil fields. They settled down and their family grew when their sons, Bruce and Thomas, were born in 1946 and 1951. Bruce and Tom were the love and joy of her life.
In 1997, at age 85, seven years after Al's death, Dessa married Harry Hanon. Dessa and Harry shared seven loving years as best friends and constant companions until Harry's death. Dessa is survived by her son and wife, Bruce and Nancy McClure; by her son and wife, Thomas and Sherry McClure; granddaughters, Jessica Gatlin, Colleen and Lauren McClure; and her great-grandson, Steven Trevino. Dessa is also survived by her husband Harry's sons, Kent, Jeri, Lyle, and Phil Hanon."
Tom Mcclure ( T.O.Mcclure Welding) We are a small welding/fabrication business in Bakersfield, California. Since 1982.

Erma, age 25, daughter of Eli McClure and Mabel F. Seavey, married James L. Israel in Stillwater COunty, Montana December 11, 1926.

Erma Israel, age 93, died in Carbon County, Montana January 6, 2002.


Wesley 1913-1967 is buried in Stillwater County # 73265872.

Ray McClure, 21, married Hazel Flexer, 16, daughter of J.H. Flexer, on February 8, 1920 in Burlington.


Ethel born July 6, 1911 in Bethune, married David Berry, and died June 12, 1959 in Merlin, Josephine County, Oregon.

"Alvin Lee Berry, 70, of Grants Pass died Sunday May 15, 2011 at his home. A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Grants Pass Merlin Moose Lodge. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements.
He was born October 5, 1940 in Columbus, Montana to David and Ethel Berry.
He is survived by Wife Sandra, Sons William Berry of Grants Pass and Steven Berry of Central Point, Daughters Nicole Berlinski of Grants Pass and Natalie Culp of Gold Hill, Step Sons Arliss Lee of Grants Pass and Morgan Lee of White City, Step Daughter Sara Brazille of Grants Pass, Brothers David 'Bud' Berry of Coos Bay and Richard Berry of Grants Pass, Sisters Carol Clark of Thorne Bay, Alaska, Sadie Weast of Central Point and Linda Daniels of Grants Pass, 22 grandchildren 8 great grandchildren

"Carol Berry Clark, 80, of Medford, Ore. passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her home. Carol was born February 16, 1934 in Columbus, Mont. to David and Ethel Berry. The family moved to Merlin, where she spent her childhood. She attended GPHS and worked in banking for 17 years. In 1970 she married Edward Clark and they moved to Thorne Bay, Alaska where they lived for 40 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed Alaskan life. Survivors include her children, Sharon Austin-Johnston of Medford, Ore., Kenneth Austin of Whidbey, Island, Wash., and Scott Meriweather of Juneau, Alaska; two brothers, David Berry (Maurene) of Coos Bay and Richard Berry (Celia) of Grants Pass; two sisters, Sadie Weast of Central Point and Linda Daniels (Cliff) of Rogue River. She is also survived by grandchildren, Tim Johnston (Tessa) of Central Point, David Johnston of Belgrade, Mont., and Amy Austin Hay (John) of Portland, Ore.; and five great-grandchildren, Eric, Conner, Kaden, Brooke, and Alex; plus many nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; her parents; and one brother, Alvin."

"A chapel memorial service for Zella 'Maurene' Berry, 83, of Coos Bay will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., in Coos Bay with pastor Don Berney of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship officiating. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay.
Maurene was born April 11, 1933, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Elbert Otis Estes and Nancy Ann Bailey. She passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at her residence in Coos Bay.
Maurene married her husband of 65 years, David Berry in Reno, Nev., in 1951. Together they had resided in Coos Bay since that same year. They had three children, David, Rebecca and Stanley. Maurene ran the La Berry Kennels for many years. She was a homemaker and an amazing cook. She loved to read, crochet, camp and most of all spend time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, David Berry of Coos Bay; son, David Berry of Coos Bay; daughter, Rebecca Berry of Hahira, Ga.; granddaughter, Carrie Creamer of Hahira; grandson, Corey Mermin of Hahira; granddaughters, Laura Densmore of Portland, and Jen Berry of Coos Bay; and great-grandsons, Samuel and Sterling Densmore of Portland.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Stanley. "
In 1940 Kit Carson County, M.L. Phillips is a carpenter, 65, born in Pennsylvania, Lucy 61. They were in Cheyenne County, Kansas in 1935.

Milton Lee Phillips, son of William Henry and Rhonda Ann Phillips was born at Carverton, Pennsylvania, July 10, 1875 and passed away at his home in Burlington, Colorado on November 26, 1943.
He moved to Phillipsburg, Kansas with his parents and sisters in 1879, where his parents homesteaded a farm six miles north of Phillipsburg and where he grew to young manhood. He knew the trials and privations as well as the delights and pleasures of those early pioneer days.
He had four sisters, one, Mrs. Elizabeth Woofter, preceded him in death.
On May 14, 1902 he was united in marriage to Lucy Ellen McClure and to this union three sons were born; Ansen of Burlington, Colorado; Vernon of Holy, Colorado, and Harold, who died on September 26, 1934.
In 1907 he, with his family moved to McDonald, Kansas where he lived on a farm until 1940 when he moved to Burlington, Colorado and again engaged in farming.
In early life he accepted Jesus, who alone can save him, as his Savior. He found true pleasure in serving others and was always willing and eager to lend a helping hand to his neighbors and friends in their times of need.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, two sons, three grandsons and three sisters; Mrs. Mary Whitten, Phillipsburg, Kansas; Mrs. Mattie Kinsey, Long Beach, California; Miss Lottie Phillips, Bakersfield, California, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held in the Federated Church, Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. J. S. Coppoc. The remains were laid beside his son in the McDonald cemetery.
Lucy 1878-1953 is buried in Rawlins County, Kansas # 78273496.

Lucy Ellen McClure, daughter of Stephen and Matilda Watkins McClure, was born May 14, 1878 in Bloomfield, Iowa and passed away January 29, 1953 at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 15 days. As a young girl she accepted Christ as her Savior and United with the Church of God at Bloomfield.
In 1900 she moved with her parents to Phillipsburg, Kansas where she met and married Milton Phillips on May 14, 1902. To this union were born three sons. In 1907 they moved to a farm northwest of McDonald, Kansas where they made their home until 1940, when they moved to Burlington, Colorado. Mr. Phillips and one son, Harold, preceded her in death. Her husband in 1943 at Burlington and the son in 1934 at McDonald.
Because of ill health she was moved from her home in Burlington to Holly, Colorado the latter part of December. But with all medical help and loving hands could do she was called to rest. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons; Ansen L. Phillips of Indianola, Nebraska and Vernon Phillips of Holly, Colorado. Both were at her bed side when she passed away. She also leaves three grandsons; Donald, Harold and Lawrence Phillips of Holly, Colorado and other relatives and friends.
The Memorial services were held at the Baptist Church, Holly, Colorado two o'clock Saturday afternoon Jan. 31, 1953 the Rev. Wm. Pfau with Morich & Son Mortuary in charge and at the Grace Cemetery, McDonald, Kansas three o'clock Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1, 1953 by the Rev. Laverne Beene of the McDonald Federated Church, with the Trickett Mortuary of Bird City, Kans. in charge.
The body was borne to its final rest by the following friends, Harold Johnson, Leonard Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Wilbur Johnson, Lester Powell and Glen Reneau.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral at McDonald were Mr. and Mrs. Ansen L. Phillips, Indianola, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Phillips and sons, Holly, Colo.; Mrs. Marvin Brunt, and Mr. Marvin Haines, Benkelman, Nebr.; Mrs. Lydia Winslow and son, Burlington, Colo., and Mrs. Pat Cobb and Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Edwards, Atwood, Kansas.

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