Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Asa M. and Alice (Wescoat) Harmon , 6 South 50 West

One tree said that his parents were Eliot Madison Harmon born in Kentucky 1850-1936, and Elizabeth Ellen (Rockwell) Harmon 1852-1940, both dying in Oberlin, Kansas,
Alice M. Wescoat is in Decatur County, Kansas in 1900, 9, with parents William H.33 and Ollive H. 30. Elza G. is 7. Flora I. 5, Jane M. 3, and John C. 1.
Asa M. Harmon married "Allie" M. Wescoat, both of Seibert, in Burlington on February 2, 1909.
William H. Wescoat is in Kit Carson County in 1910, 43, with Olive 39, Elza 17, Flora 15, Jennie 13, John11, Irl 8, Lula 5, and Clyde 2.
William 1866-1928 # 1991671 and Olive Clara 1868-1955 # 19391634 are buried in Randall County, Teexas
Asa M. Harmon proved up two quarters in 24, 6S 50W in 1913.
One tree said he married Alice Matilda Wescoat 1891-1983
In 1930 Kit Carson County, Ace M. is 48, Alice M. 38, Archie 20, Bernice P. 17, and Clyde W. 14.
Ace M. Harmon born 1882 is in the 1940 Kit Carson County census, born in Missouri, with Alice 48, Kansas.
Asa Madison Harmon 1882-1958 is buried in Loveland # 31084681, with Alice 1891-1983 # 31084674.
Clyde W. Harmon, 24, and Lois L. Harmon 22, are in Kit Carson County in 1940, with Cadet C. 1.
Clyde W. Harmon 1916-1959 and Lois L. (Johnston) Harmon-Seifert 1917-1995 are buried there, too.

Archie L. Harmon of Flagler married Alma Bell Brown of Seibert in Burlington on November 9, 1935.

In 1975 Archie L. Harmon was the adminstrator of the estate of Ura Freely, selling 320 acres in Decatur County, Kansas.

Archie Harmon 1909-1982 is buried in Seibert, # 35891136, with Alma 1914-2005.

Bernice P. McBlair was born in a sod house in Eastern Colorado on March 3, 1913, to Asa Madison Harmon and Alice Matilda Wescoat Harmon. Her family owned a wheat farm that was homesteaded by her parents near Seibert, Colorado. Bernice attended school, eventually graduating from the Schoal Teachers College in Greeley, Colorado. She taught in three one-room schools near Seibert: Harmony, Vanderkoy, and Pleasant Valley. Bernice also worked as a Head Baker at Johnson's Corner. Bernice lived on the homestead until she was married to Howard McBlair in December of 1936. They moved to Loveland in 1948. They had a wonderful life together until he passed away in 1967.
The McBlair family always lived on a cattle ranch and enjoyed every season, especially the baby calves which arrived in the spring. The family would then have their branding day where neighbors and family would gather for a busy day and good food... "Then we took the heard of cows and calves to summer pasture, the spring cattle drive. Then we began farming and raising alfalfa and corn for feed for our cattle. We all helped to irrigate, harvest and stack hay. We had wonderful times celebrating the holidays with our family and friends. Mom and Dad many times hosted our Buckhorn church picnic on our ranch."
Bernice and Burnham Nash did a lot of traveling in the Western states such as Oregon, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. They enjoyed traveling with Chuck's folks, Kenneth and Dorotha Ogg. Bernice always loved growing beautiful flowers indoors and out. She enjoyed riding horses, feeding and raising cattle, chickens, and pigs on the ranch. She also loved to sew and cook.
On November 19, 2010, Bernice went to Heaven at her home ranch where she lived for the last eight years with her daughter and son- in- law in Masonville, Colorado, in the presence of her family. Bernice had two children, Sylvia Chuck Clausen, and Robert JoAnn McBlair, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Bernice enjoyed a very special gentleman friend for 43 years, Burnham Nash of Masonville, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard Jason McBlair, two brothers, Clyde and Archie Harmon, and one grand daughter, Amy Jessica McBlair.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at the Buckhorn Presbyterian Church, 8762 N. County Rd. #27, Loveland, Colorado. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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