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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Perry and Myrtle (Cardwell) Calhoun, Charlie M. Calhoun, 6 South 49 West


In 1860 Hancock County, Illinois, Jessee Calhoun is 33, Phebe 25, Newell 6, Adelaide 4, Rurus 3, and William T. 1.


In 1880 McDonough County, Illinois, Perry L. Calhoun is 3, the youngest of Jesse 52 and Phebe 46's kids. Rufus N. is 22, William T. 20, Cornelius E. 18, Sarah R. 16, Martha J. 12, Lulu M. 10, John C. 8, Charles M. 6.


In 1880 Texas County, Missouri, A. H. Cardwell is 43, a merchant born in Tennessee. Eliza J. is 32, born in Ohio. Ida is 14, Lillian 7, Olive R. 5, and Allen 2.

Anderson Huffman Cardwell 1873-1905 is buried in Mincy, Taney County, Missouri # 26857287.
"A H Cardwell was the son of Royal and Anna Claypool Cardwell. He was the husband of Eliza Jane Burlingame, who is buried in Concorde Cemetery, Plato, Texas, Missouri. She died in 1893 after the birth of their eleventh child, a boy. Their other children: Ida Florence, Ulysses Stanton, Clara Augusta, Lillian Aurora, Olive Rosetta, Francis Allen, Alma Myrtle, Annie Laurel, Edith Sophie and Ivy Melinda."

Eliza Jane (Burlingame) Cardwell is buried in Plato, Texas County 1848-1893 # 27134043.
Alma Myrtle Cardwell was born June 20, 1881 in Success, Texas County, Missouri.

Myrtle Cardwell, under 18, and Perry Calhoun, over 21, both of Mincey, Missouri, married in Taney County March 11, 1899.

In 1900 Decatur County, Kansas, Perry born January 1877 is married to Myrtle June 1881, with his parents Jesse 72 and Phoebe 65, both born in North Carolina. Sarah was born July 1868 in Illinois.

Jesse 1827-1911 is buried in Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas # 153808638. So is Pheaby (Smith) Calhoun 1834-1915 # 153808917. They had eleven children.



In 1905, still in Decatur County, P. L. is 28, Myrtle 22, and Otis L. 4.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Perry L. Calhoun is farming 33, born in Illinois, married 11 years to Myrtle 28 Missouri. She's had two kids, one living - Otis 8 born in Kansas.

Perry claimed two quarters in sections 25 and 30, 6S 49W in 1913.

In 1920 they're farming in Shannon County, Missouri, Perry 43, Myrtle M. 37 and Otis L. 18.

Perry and Myrtle are alone in 1930 Covina, California. Perry is unemployed, and Myrtle is the forelady at a laundry.
In 1940 El Monte, California, neither have occupations.



Perry 1877-1963 is buried in Whittier California # 106095601, with Alma Myrtle (Cardwell) Calhoun 1881-1967 # 106094917.

So is Otis Leslie Calhoun, born May 14, 1901, dying in Los Angeles January 12, 1944 # 106095587.
Otis was a restaurant cook in 1930 Covina, California, 28, with Pauline 24 and Leroy 3.

Otis was a driver in 1940 Los Angeles, 38, born in Kansas with Pauline 34, LeRoy L. 13 and Eugene P. 9 all born in California.

Perry's brother Cornelius Edward Calhoun had been in Weld County in 1920, 1930, and 1940. He's buried in Denver 1862-1944 # 118319872, with Harriett Anna Calhoun 1865-1951 # 118319874.

Sister Sarah R. Calhoun (deaf and dumb in 1920 Eudora Kansas, living with sister Martha Fraker 1865-1938 is also buried in Denver # 118319876, never marrying.

Martha 1867-1943 # 106113110 and John F. Fraker 1860-1943 are buried in Denver.
Lulu 1869-1958 # 48230699 married George M. Franker 1867-1960, and they're buried in Lawrence, Kansas.

CHARLES
The Descendants of John STRAWHUN of South Carolina & Phelps Co, MO Fourth Generation 44. Patten Henry STRAWHUN "Pat or Pattsy" 1, 2, 3 (William Jackson , Wiley , John ) was born 4 on 13 Mar 1868 in Phelps Co, MO. He died in 1932 in Arlington, Phelps, MO. I found the following entry on the Jackson County Illinois Trails page abstracted from the 1904 Murphysboro Independent: P.H. Strawhun left Tuesday afternoon for East St. Louis. See Julia Herrings notes on child Henry B Strawhun. CENSUS: 1900 Jackson Co IL ED 29 Murphysboro Twp 205 S 5th St living in the Minerva Brindan house as a boarder Pattsy Strawn Boarder M W Mch 1868 32 D IL MO MO Secretary of U.M.W.A. CENSUS: 1920 Phelps Co, MO, ED 66, Arlington Twp, 4th St, pg 8b (16) 155/214 Hank Strawhun Head O M W 52 Md MO MO IL RR Laborer Frankie Wife F W 38 Md IL OH OH Howard Atwell Roomer M W 28 Md NC NC NC RR Machinist Grace Roomer F W 26 Md KY KY TN CENSUS: 1930 Phelps Co, MO, Newburg City, ED 1, Arlington Twp, pg 4a 81/83 Patton Strawhun Head O 1500 M W 63 (21) MO MO IL Paper Hanger Frankie Wife F W 48 (28) IL OH OH Patten married 2 (1) Julia HERRING 1 on 25 Nov 1891 in Murphysboro, Jackson, IL. The marriage ended in divorce.They were divorced 3 before 1900 in Murphysboro, Jackson, IL. Julia was born in Jan 1873 in Murphysboro, Jackson, IL. She died in IL. CENSUS: 1900 Jackson Co, IL ED 29 Murphysboro Twp pg 17b 711 N 9th St 367/383 Kalite T Kilby Head M W May 1856 44 Mrd 0yrs Eng Eng Eng Em 1882 Coal Miner Mary Wife F W Oct 1850 49 Mrd 0yrs IL TN IL Ernest R Son M W Jan 1891 9 S IL Eng Eng Edith Dau F W Jun 1897 9 S IL Eng Eng Julia Strawn SDau F W Jan 1873 27 D 3ch 1lv IL IL IL Seamtress Henry B Sgson M W Nov 1895 4 S IL MO IL Harry A Herring Sson M W Dec 1878 21S IL IL IL Coal Miner (The spelling of Strawn in this census is a common way to spell the surname. The fact that Julia's brother is also living with his mother and stepfather just confirms that this is Julia Herring Strawhun, divorced wife of Patten Henry Strawhun. ggh) Kelita Thomas Kilby died 11 Nov 1948 in Murphysboro. Harry A Herring died in Murphysboro on 10 Oct 1946. I have been unable to find a death date for Julia Herring Strawhun. They had the following children: + 137 M i Henry B STRAWHUN Patten married (2) Frankie 1, 2 about 1910 in IL. Frankie was born about 1882 in IL. She died in Arlington, Phelps, MO?. 45. Alexander Campbell STRAWHUN 1 (William Jackson , Wiley , John ) was born 2 on 14 Feb 1870 in Phelps Co, MO. Alexander married 2 (1) Mary J CAMPBELL 1 on 6 Jan 1895 in Phelps Co, MO. Mary was born in 1874 in Phelps Co, MO. She died in 1900 in Phelps Co, MO. She was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. They had the following children:   138 F i Edith E STRAWHUN 1 was born in 1896. She died in 1899 in Phelps Co, MO. She was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO.   139 M ii Edgar H STRAWHUN 1 was born in 1897. He died in 1898. Alexander married (2) Mary ALEXANDER 1. They had the following children:   140 M iii Elbert STRAWHUN 1 was born on 27 Dec 1918 in Phelps Co, MO. He died on 27 Dec 1918 in Phelps Co, MO. 47. William Ballard STRAWHUN 1, 2, 3, 4 (John Marion , Wiley , John ) was born 5 on 17 Oct 1860 in Benton Co, MO. He died on 5 Nov 1948 in Rolla, Phelps, MO. He was buried in Mt Olive Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. CENSUS: 1900 Phelps Co MO, ED 106 Miller Twp pg 4b 84/84 William B Strawhun Head W M Oct 1860 38 Md MO MO MO Farmer Ida E Wife W F Dec 1867 32 Md MO Ger Ger 5/5 Earl E Son W M Sep 1886 13 S MO MO MO Arthur L Son W M Jan 1889 11 S MO MO MO Ina M Dau W F Mar 1891 9 S MO MO MO May S Dau W F May 1894 6 S MO MO MO Ida E Dau W F Sep 1897 2 S MO MO MO CENSUS: 1910 Phelps Co, MO, ED 67, Miller Twp, pg 5b William B Strawhun Head M W 49 M1 24 MO MO MO General Farmer Ida Wife F W 42 M1 24 MO Ger Ger Mae Dau F W 15 S MO MO MO Ida Dau F W 12 S MO MO MO Evert Son M W 7 S MO MO MO CENSUS: 1920 Phelps Co ED73 Sheet 2b Miller Township William B Strawhun Head Own M W 47 Mrd MO MO MO General Farming Ida E Wife F W 52 Mrd MO Ger Ger (Her parents primary language was German.) Everett W Son M W 16 S MO MO MO William married 6, 7 Ida Emily MAIERS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on 22 Oct 1885 in Phelps Co, MO. Ida was born 8 on 20 Dec 1867 in Phelps Co, MO. She died on 16 Nov 1959 in Rolla, Phelps, MO. She was buried 9 in Mt Olive Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. They had the following children: + 141 M i Earl Esmer STRAWHUN   142 M ii Arthur Louis STRAWHUN 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 15 Jan 1889 in Phelps Co, MO. He died on 12 Jan 1952 in St Louis, St Louis, MO. He was buried in Mt Olive Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. CENSUS: 1920 Census - He's listed as 32 years old, divorce, lodging with the George W. Moore and Sallie Weigle families. His occupation is listed as street railing motorman.   143 F iii Ina March STRAWHUN 1 was born on 6 Mar 1891 in Phelps Co, MO.   144 F iv Living         Living married Living. + 145 F v Ina Edna STRAWHUN   146 F vi Mary C STRAWHUN was born on 17 Aug 1900 in Phelps Co, MO. She died on 8 Apr 1904 in Phelps Co, MO. She was buried in Mt Olive Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO.   147 M vii Homer STRAWHUN was born on 1 May 1909 in Phelps Co, MO. He died on 7 Feb 1910 in Phelps Co, MO. He was buried in Mt Olive Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. + 148 M viii Everett W STRAWHUN 48. Oliver Leonard STRAWHUN [image] 1, 2 (John Marion , Wiley , John ) was born 3 on 18 Apr 1869 in Phelps Co, MO. He died on 6 Dec 1938 in Arlington, Phelps, MO. He was buried in Pea Ridge Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. CENSUS: 1900 PHELPS CO MO ED 102 PG 2B DWELLING #42 FAMILY #44 Oliver Strawhun Head W M Apr MO __ __ Farmer Nancy Wife W F Jul 1872 27 MO MO __ Ernest Son W M Jun 1893 6 MO MO MO William Son W M Apr 1895 5 MO MO MO John Son W M Apr 1897 3 MO MO MO Mary Dau W F Jan 1899 1 MO MO MO CENSUS: 1910 Phelps Co, MO, ED 67, Miller Twp, pg 6a 115/122 Oliver Strawhun Head W M 41 M1 19 MO MO MO General Farmer Nancy Wife W F 37 M1 18 5/5 MO MO MO Earnest Son W M 16 S MO MO MO William Son W M 15 S MO MO MO John Son W M 13 S MO MO MO Mary Dau W F 11 S MO MO MO Mertle Dau W F 7 S MO MO MO CENSUS: 1920 ED 66 Sheet 4b Third St Newburg twp 73/85 Oliver L Strawhun Head Owns W M 50 Mrd MO SC MO none Nancy A Wife W F 47 Mrd MO MO MO William M Son W M 24 S MO MO MO none John B Son W M 22 S MO MO MO laborer railroad Ada M Dau W F 9 S MO MO MO CENSUS: 1930 St Louis Co, MO, ED 37, St Louis City, Ward 16, pg 23a 4226 Blaine 377/446 Myrtle Dipple Head F W 27 Md (17) MO MO MO Marion J Son M W 9 S MO IN MO Lorraine N Dau F W 5 4 mos MO IN MO 378/447 John B Strawhun Head M W 33 Md (27) MO MO MO Tobacco Foreman Lena I Wife F W 27 Md (21) MO MO MO John B Jr Son M W 5 6mos MO MO MO 379/448 Oliver L Strawhun Head M W 62 Md (24) MO US TN Tobacco Rack Maker Nancy E Wife F W 58 Md (20) MO MO MO Cafe Dish Washer 380/449 William M Strawhun Head M W 35 Md (35) MO MO MO RR Worker Chloe A Wife F W 25 Md (25) MO MO MO Lumber Co Bookkeeper Ada N Sister F W 19 S MO MO MO Tobacco Co Weigher RESIDENCE: According to a plat map made by Eugene J. Daily, Oliver was living in Arlington Section 2. Oliver married 4 Nancy A TURNER 1, 2, 3 on 17 Apr 1892 in Phelps Co, MO. Nancy was born on 14 Jul 1872 in MO. She died on 6 Jun 1963. She was buried in Pea Ridge Cemetery, Phelps Co, MO. They had the following children: + 149 M i Ernest R STRAWHUN + 150 M ii William Marion STRAWHUN + 151 M iii John Bryan STRAWHUN   152 F iv Living + 153 F v Living   154 F vi Living 49. Mary Susan STRAWHUN "Susie" (John Marion , Wiley , John ) was born 1, 2 on 26 Aug 1874 in Phelps Co, MO. CENSUS: 1900 Phelps Co, MO ED 106 Miller Twp 14/14 Susan Maiers Head W F Aug 1874 25 Mrd 6yrs MO MO MO Farmer Owns 3 ch 2lv Lloyd Son W M Nov 1896 3 S MO MO MO Myrtle Dau W F Feb 1900 3/12 S MO MO MO Arthur Bird Serv W M Mar 1884 16 S MO IN MO Farm Laborer Mary married 2, 3 William Fredrick MAIERS 1 on 27 Dec 1893 in Pea Ridge, Phelps, MO. William was born 4 in May 1861 in MO. He and Ida Maiers are brother and sister. They had the following children:   155 F i Mary Rosalee MAIERS 1 was born on 13 Dec 1894 in Phelps Co, MO. She died before 1900 in Phelps Co, MO.   156 M ii Living   157 F iii Living 50. Clara M STRAWHUN (John Marion , Wiley , John ) was born 1 on 12 May 1878 in Phelps Co, MO. Clara married 1 Alonzo JOURDAN "Lonie" on 25 Apr 1897 in Phelps Co, MO. They had the following children:   158 M i Living 52. John Henry STRAWHUN 1, 2 (John Marion , Wiley , John ) was born on 15 Jun 1882 in MO. He died 3 in Dec 1980 in Omaha, Douglas, NE. MISCELLANEOUS: ~I found a Lawrence E Strawhun listed in the Omaha, NE phone index. There was also a Terence Strawhun listed in Omaha. CENSUS: 1910 Otoe Co, NE, ED 135, Nebraska City, 4th Ward, pg 8a 1506 Second Ave 175/191 John Strawhun Head M W 27 M1 3 MO MO MO Wholesale Grocery Shipping Clerk Francis Wife F W 30 M1 3 1ch/1lv IA IL IL George Son M W 2 S NE MO IA CENSUS: 1920 Richardson Co, NE, Falls City, ED 162, p 18a (35) 1302 McDean? St 336/357 John H Strawhan Head O M W 38 Md MO MO MO House Painter Frances O Wife F W 39 Md IA IL IL George M Son M W 11 S NE MO IA Thelma F Dau F W 1 8/12 S NE MO IA John married Frances GRANDSTAFF 1, 2 on 6 Dec 1906 in Nebraska City, Otoe, NE. Frances was born about 1881 in IA. They had the following children:   159 M i Living   160 F ii Living 54. William Joshua STRAWHUN 1, 2 (Larkin Bates , Wiley , John ) was born 3 on 14 Aug 1867 in Phelps Co, MO. He died on 28 Dec 1901 in near Louisville, Boulder, CO. CENSUS: 1900 Boulder Co ED (I didn't get this one, dang) I can (Pct. 27, Louisville) W. J. Strawhun Head W M Aug 1867 32 Mrd 8yrs MO MO MO School Janitor F. M. Wife W F Sep 1872 27 Mrd 8yrs MO MO MO 4ch 2lv W. L. Son W M Mar 1894 6 S MO MO MO C. W. Son W M Sep 1898 1 S CO MO MO CENSUS: 1910 Boulder Co Census (I haven't seen this one. I just know that he's in the index.) ED 37 Pct 27 Louisville Twp William married 6, 7 Frances M DESHURLEY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on 19 Nov 1890 in Newburg, Phelps, MO. Frances was born in Sep 1872 in Phelps Co, MO. She died 8 on 27 Jan 1956 in Phelps Co, MO. She is a descendant of Captain Thomas Graves, a settler of Jamestown, VA in 1608. Her Graves Family ID#4422 CENSUS: 1920 ED66 pg 12b Newburg Twp Rook Addition 234/271 John E Drew Head Owns M W 64 Mrd NY VT VT None Francis M Wife F W 48 Mrd MO IL MO Velvie M Dau F W 16 S MO NY IN Private Family Servant Walter L Strawhun Sson M W 25 S MO MO MO Garrgel? Ownline? Clide W Sson M W 21 S MO MO MO RR Laborer PARENTS: John & Lavinia DeShirley They had the following children: + 161 M i Walter Lemuel STRAWHUN   162 F ii Verna Burton STRAWHUN was born 1, 2 on 6 Jul 1895 in Newburg, Phelps, MO. She died on 27 Mar 1896 in Louisville, Boulder, CO.   163 F iii Hallie May STRAWHUN was born 1 on 19 Nov 1896 in Louisville, Boulder, CO. She died on 11 Aug 1897 in Louisville, Boulder, CO. + 164 M iv Clyde William STRAWHUN 55. Gertrude SNELL 1 (Susan STRAWHUN , Wiley , John ) was born 2 on 11 Nov 1865 in Phelps Co, MO. Gertrude married Livingston T GROVE 1 on 10 Jul 1884 in Staunton, Macoupin, IL. Livingston was born on 14 Sep 1856 in Rutland, LaSalle, IL. They had the following children:   165 M i John W GROVE 1 was born on 19 Apr 1885 in Staunton, Macoupin, IL.   166 F ii Myrtle J GROVE 1 was born on 16 Sep 1886 in Staunton, Macoupin, IL.   167 F iii Beatrix B GROVE 1 was born on 27 Jan 1888 in Staunton, Macoupin, IL.   168 M iv Louis Henry GROVE 1 was born on 5 Jul 1890 in Staunton, Macoupin, IL. 57. Frederick Michael STRAWHUN [image] "Fred" 1 (William Columbus , William Jasper , John ) was born in 1895 in Phelps Co, MO. He died on 18 Mar 1914 in Muskogee Co, OK. The cause of death was aneurism. He was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee, OK. Frederick married Cora Belle FERGUSON 1, 2 in 1912. Cora was born on 23 Sep 1889 in AR. She died 3 on 6 Nov 1961 in San Diego Co, CA. Cora resided 4 in 1926 in El Centro, Imperial, CA. They had the following children: + 169 M i William Frederick Charles STRAWHUN 60. Fred STRAWHUN 1 (John H , William Jasper , John ) was born about 1890 in MO. Fred married Living. They had the following children:   170 F i Living 63. Alice STRAWHUN was born 2 on 21 Feb 1878 in Rolla, Phelps, MO. She died on 11 Jun 1933 in Lawrence, KS. Alice married Charlie CALHOUN on 5 Sep 1899.
Charlie was born 2 on 14 Oct 1874 in Hancock Co, IL. He died 3 on 20 Jan 1952 in Lawrence, KS. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. PARENTS: Jesse Calhoun and Phoebe Smith

In 1880 Phelps County, Missouri, Alice Strawhun is 2, Daisy 4, with J.N 24 and M.E. 22. All were born in Missouri. Next household is Wm. Strawhun 59 adn Elizabeth 45 and four kids.

Mary Ellen Strawhun 1854-1907 is buried in Broken Arrow, Okalhoma # 21260060.
So is Daisy Strawhun 1875-1937 # 21260061.

Jasper N. Strawhun 1851-1909 is buried in Pueblo, Colorado # 106371923.

Eunice Strawhun Gaddy, born at Rolla Missouri July 5, 1881 to Jasper Strawhun and Ellie Wade, died in Houston June 12, 1970, widowed, to be buried in Memorial Oaks.
FindaGrave # 77249070 says "EUNICE STRAWHUN GADDY 88, passed away at the Sharpview Nursing Home, Bellaire, Texas. Eunice was born to parents Jasper Strawhun and Ellie Wade Strawhun on July 5, 1881 in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. Eunice was preceded in death by her parents and first husband Dewitt Golliday Stromatt; one son James R. Stromatt. Eunice is survived by one son William Jasper Stromatt and numerous other relatives. "

Alice's brother Lewis born Novmeber 1, 1886 in Missouri, died December 13, 1968 in Santa Barbara County, California.
He married Meta Margaret Booth on January 4, 1911 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Lewis, 55, married Florence E. Randall, 46 on June 30, 1942 in Mayes County, Oklahoma.

Daisy Strawhun, 44, is with Lewis - widowed - in 1920 Tulsa County, a housekeeper.

In 1900 Decatur County, Kansas, Charles is farming, born October 1874 in Illinois, wmarried one year to Alice January 1878 in Missouri. A daughter Edna Coffer April 1891 in Missouri, parents born in Kentucky . So Edna might be adopted...


Leana May Calhoun, daughter of C.M. and A. Calhoun -1904-1905 is buried in Lawrence, Kansas # 43386781.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Charles is farming, 35, born in Illinois, married ten years to Alice 33 Missouri. She's had three kids, two living. Daisy 8 and Nellie 4 were born in Kansas.

Charlie M. Calhoun claimed a quarter in 23, 6S 50W in 1913.
He registered for WWI in Lawrence, Kansas, a bridge carpenter for the Union Pacific, born October 14, 1874.

1917 Lawrence "Mr. C. M. Calhoun arrived Sunday morning from Tulsa, Okla. He has been employed for three months in the oil fields there"

1917 Lawrence "Mr. Lewis Strawhun of Broken Arrow Oklahoma, and Mrs. Eunice Stromatt of Higsby. Okla.. visited at the home of their sister. Mrs. Charles Calhoun"

Charles is a city policeman in 1920 Lawrence, 45, Alice 43, and Nellie 14.

In 1930, still a policeman, Charles is 56, Alice 53, and Nellie M. 25 a nursemaid.

In 1940 Charles is widowed, 65, living with daughter Nellie Thomas 34 and her husband Orlen D., 61 who operate a restaurant.

Charles Marvin Calhoun 1874-1952 is buried in Lawrence, Kansas # 43386865, with Alice 1878-1933, # 43386927.
Daisy R. (Calhoun) Welsh 1901-1961 is buried in Lawrence, Kansas, with Henry Welsh 1904-1983.

Nellie Marguerite was born June 8, 1905 at Desoto, Johnson County, Kansas to Charles M. Calhoun and ALice Strawhun, dying as Thomas December 10, 1994.

Orlen Thomas, born March 31, 1878, died January 1967.


John C. Calhoun, born Sept 3, 1871, was also in Covina California in 1930 and El Monte in 1940, widowed, dying February 11, 1948 in Los Angeles.
He's also buried in Whittier # 106095513. His wife Olive R. Calhoun 1875-1921 is buired in Iola, Allen County, Kansas # 80601783.




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