Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Robena E. (Kilburn) Whitcomb, brother Ira J. Kilburn , 6 South 50 West

Robena was born August 27, 1877 in Grundy County, Missouri to Jesse Kilburn and Elizabeth Anderson.
In 1880 Grundy County, Missouri, Jesse Kilburn is 36, M. O. E. 37, Marion 6, and Robina 3.

In 1900 Frontier County, Nebraska, Jesse Kilburn born June 1843 and Elizabeth May 1899, have David M. Sept 1873, Tiny August 1881, and Ira J. March 1885.

Jesse 1846-1921 is buried in Furnas County # 102447609, with Sarah 1844-1922.

Marion Columbus Kilburn 1875-1948 is buried in Wichita, Kansas.
She might be the "Bena" Whitcomb in 1900 Rio Blanco County, Colorado, born August 1877 in Missouri, with Claud July 1869 Nebraska. Lloyd was born April 1892 in Nebraska.

Claude F. Whitcomb 1866-1908 is buried in Furnas County # 100924635.

In 1910 Furnas County, Nebraska, "Robena" is widowed, 29, and Felvia is 9, born in Colorado. with two kids still living. She's living with sister Mintie R. Brown 39 and Samuel Brown 45.
One tree said she and Lloyd has a son Olney Guy Whitcomb.

Robena claimed a quarter in 25, 6S 50W in 1912.
Robena married Samuel H. Fryer in St. Joseph, Missouri on February 27, 1913.

Robena Elizabeth (Kilburn)(Whitcomb) Fryer 1877-1963 is buried in Furnas County, Nebraska, dying in Caldwell County, Missouri.


Felvia married Ora McClain on Sept 12, 1919 in Nettleton, Caldwell County, Missouri.

She's buried in Caldwell County 1901-1965, # 29873445, with Ora 1899-1966.

Felva McClain of Hamilton, Missouri was the infomrant.


Lloyd Earl Whitcomb, born April 24, 1897 in Furnas County, Nebraska, registered for WWI in Jerome, Arizona. His nearest relative was his mother Mr.s S.H. Fryer of Nettleton, Missouri.

In 1920 Rio Blanco County, Tina, 38, is married to Walter W. Bloomfield 37, with Wilda 6. Lloyd E. Whitcomb 22 is with them, boarding.
So Lloyd is living with aunt Tina.

(Clementine 'Tina' KILBURN Bloomfield 1879-1956 is buried in Rio Blanco County, with William W. Bloomfield 1882-1948.)

Lloyd Earl Whitcomb of Galveston and Ursusa Love Perry married on January 14, 1925 in Houston, Texas.

In 1940 Lloyd is a school bus driver in Jim Wells County, Texas, 42, with Ursula 34 born in Connecticut, with Rose E. 8 and Robert H. 6. Rose Edith Whitcomb was born Sept 28, 1931 in Kleberg County, Texas, and Robert Howard Whitcomb was born September 21, 1933 in Kleberg County, Texas.

Lloyd 1897-1963 is buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma # 131961651, with Ursula L. 1905-1992.
Rex Michael BERTSCHY, born 16 Dec 1926, Bentonville, Benton Co., Arkansas
Death:  18 May 2003, Rogers, Benton Co., Arkansas
Burial:  May 2003, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hiwasse, Benton Co., Arkansas 
Father:  Ernest Michael BERTSCHY
Mother:  Emeline LOONEY

Marriage-1:    31 Aug 1950, Benton Co., Arkansas
Divorce:   28 Jun 1956, Benton Co., Arkansas   
Wife-1:  Rose Edith WHITCOMB
Birth:  28 Sep 1931, Jim Wells Co., Texas 

Rose Edith Whitcomb and Warren Douglas Blair had Christine Edith Blair in Tarrant County, Texas on November 13, 1961.

September 1969 Irving, Texas "U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Warren D. Blair, son-in-law of Mrs. Ursula L. Whitcomb, 4110 Spokane St., is now stationed at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth. Sgt. Blair, an air traffic controller, is assigned to a unit of the Air Force Communications Service. He previously served at Kadena AB, Okinawa, serving with the 4th Infantry Division near Pleiku, Vietnam. He is a communications specialist in Headquarters and Service Battery, 4th Battalion of the division’s 42nd Artillery."

Claude P. Whitcomb, son of Mrs. Ursula Whitcomb 4110 Spokane, and a nursing major, graduated from Dallas Baptist College in May 1973.

August 17, 1975 Grand Prairie Texas
"The First United Methodist Church in Irving, Texas was the setting for the Saturday afternoon wedding uniting Miss Jacqueline Love Bertschy and Dale Cade Butler of Grand Prairie. The Rev. Earl Harvey of the First United Methodist Church in Irving officiated at the ceremony. Serving as maid of honor was Miss Carlette Holmstrom of Georgetown, Texas. Bridesmaids were Miss Christine Blair of Irving, Texas, the bride's sister; Miss JoAnn Jackson of Fort Worth; and Miss Susan Wray of Arlington. Miss Shannon Storms of Houston, Texas, was junior bridesmaid. Flower girls were Miss Collyne Storms of Houston, Texas and Miss Karen Whitcomb of Irving. Attending his brother as best man was Gary Butler of Houston, Texas. Groomsmen included Dean Butler, brother of the bridegroom of Grand Prairie, Charles Gimarc of Dallas, Stan Willbanks of Irving and Warren Blair, Jr., brother of the bride, serving as junior groomsman. Ushers for the service were Andrew Havel of Grand Prairie and Paul Santillan of Irving. Ronald Whitcomb of Irving was candlelighter. The new Mrs. Butler is a graduate of MacArthur High School in Irving. She is also a graduate of Texas A&M University holding a degree in microbiology. She is the daughter of Rex Bertschy of Arkansas and Mrs. Warren D. Blair of Irving. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Butler, 2338 Robinhood. He is a graduate of MacArthur High School and attends Texas A&M University."

Rose Edith Blair 1931-2015 was cremated, dying in Texas, per # 145560254. At one time she had an address of Euless, Texas.

February 1913 Wray Colorado "The J. W. Kilburn family departed for Cambridge , Nebraska, last Tuesday evening where they will make their future home. Mr. Kilburn ran the West delivery while here."


In 1900 Grundy County, Missouri, Ira is 36, Flora 26, with Gladys L. 4 and Kittie C. 2.

In 1910 Grundy County, Ira is 46, Flora 36, Gladys L. 14, Kitty C. q12, and Keigh P. 5.

Ira J. Kilburn claimed two quarters in section 25 and 26, 6S 50W in 1914.

Ira 1885-1967 is buried in Furnas County, # 102447654, with Daisy E. (Redford) Kilburn 1883-1960.

Kittie C. Kilburn married Dale Murphy on February 6, 1953 in Kansas City. She was born September 23, 1897.
"Mrs. Ira J. Kilburn of Laredo, Missouri announces the marriage February 6 of her daughter, Kittie, to Mr. Dale Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim E. Murphy of Trenton and formerly from west of Laredo. The ceremony was read by the Rev. Norman J. Standhope at 8:30 p. m. in Gashland, Mo., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Gooch. Mrs. Gooch is a sister of the bride. "

Kittie 1897-1981 is buried in Grundy County.
Gladys (Kilburn) Hern 1895-1964 is buried in Grundy County, with William S. Hern 1895-1936.

Mary M. (Kilburn) Gooch 1914-2003 is buied in Springfield National, with Victor W. Gooch 1909-1991.

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