Cassius E. Carnahan

 Cassius timber-claimed  a quarter in 31, 6N 49W in 1897.

1888 Holyoke - Chenoa section "Mr. Carnahan has located with us."

And in 1891 he had cash-claimed a quarter in 18, 5N 49W - that's in Washington County, about three miles south.

THIS IS THE MOST LIKELY:  In Hickory Grove, Henry County, Iowa is buried Cassius Earl Carnahan, 1864-1951, son of Salathiel and Celestia Carnahan. 50200165 and his wife Ada (Campbell) Carnahan -1871-1955.

Cassius and Ada married February 27, 1895 in Henry County.

Henry County Births:  To Cassius CARNAHAN and wife, Aug, 23, 1897, daughter.

In 1900 Henry County, C.E. Born Feb 1864 married five years to Ada D. Oct 1872, with Hugh A. Jan 1896 and Mary C. Aug 1898 (this must be 1897) , all four born in Iowa.

Cassius E. Carnahan, 87, passed away at the Memorial Hospital Thursday evening at 6:30 after several years of failing health. He had been fairly active until the last several weeks preceding his death. Mr. Carnahan was a successful farmer in the Richwoods neighborhood, having followed his occupation for 60 years. As a young man he taught school, was active in the Church and Sunday School at the former Hickory Grove Congregational Church. He attended a rural school, and Howe's Academy.

1951 Henry County, Iowa


Also, in 1891,  William R. Carnahan had cash-claimed a quarter in 4S 52W - about fifty miles away.  Maybe this is a cousin-

From Barbara Wadkins :

My Rebecca Carnahan began life as Rebecca Kennon on July 13, 1856(7) in Ripley, Jackson Co., WV.

She married William R. Carnahan in 1877.

She died in La Junta, Otero Co., CO on Dec. 6, 1923.

William and Rebecca had 6 children:

Robert (Rob) J. b. 1881
Vella Margaret b. 1879
Vena/Veena b. ?
Virginia (Verna) b. ?
Charles W. b. 1890
Fred (my grandfather) b. 1893 in Lakin, KS


LESS LIKELY :  C.E. Carnahan married Daisey White May 3, 1893, recorded in Las Animas County.  Daisy Carnahan and C.E. Carnahan divorced in Mesa County in 1894.

William R. Carnahan married Etta Wherry Sept 11, 1888, recorded in Denver.

William Roy Carnahan married Coral M. Dryer May 13, 1907, recorded in El Paso County, Colorado.

POSSIBLE RELATIVE:  T. B. Carnahan was a notary public in Holyoke in 1887-1888 - primarily a real estate agent.  And there was a Carnahan Street in Holyoke.

T.B. Carnahan, of Phillips County, raised over two thousand bushels of small grain last season near Holyoke. That tells the story as to what the country will
produce if only given a fair chance. Stay by your farms farmers, and work them as farms are worked in the eastern states and you need have no fear of the result.

1888 Holyoke - Roscoe section "T.B. Carnahan has gone to Lincoln but will return this week....... Charles Carnahan and his two sisters were pleasant callers at John Jones Saturday."  "Miss Ada Carnahan Sundayed at T.B. Carnahan's."

"Progressive Men of Western Colorado" says  in 1905 Thomas B. Carnahan was living at York Nebraska, having moved there in 1882 after the death of his first wife."

1889 Holyoke - Wakeman section   "Ben Carnahan and father were in our vicinity Sunday."
"J.C. Carnahan of Julesburg, brother of T.B. spent three days of last week with him."   James C. was a judge in Julesburg.

James S. Carnahan Succumbs to Disease at Phoenix, Arizona, After Lingering Illness, Funeral Sunday

James Sullivan Carnahan is dead. Weary with its long battle against disease his spirit passed into that Great Beyond from which there is no returning just as the hands of the clock marked 4 a.m. Tuesday. He had been unconscious
for the past four days, and his death had been expected. At his bedside in Phoenix, Arizona, where he went last winter in hope that the milder climate might do him good, was his wife, and brother, John Carnahan. The
body will leave Phoenix today and be taken to Grand Junction, arriving here it is now expected on Saturday. it is probable that the funeral will he held on Sunday. Later services will be received by Attorney Ben Griffith,
the deceased's law partner.

Brief History of Attorney Carnahan-

James S. Carnahan was born in Pennsylvania on November 28, 1859, was the son of Thomas and Sarah (Moore) Carnahan, also natives of Penns., as were their parents. His father was Scotch-Irish descent, and had all of the
thrift and resourcefulness of that wonderful combination of Nationalities. Mr. Carnahan was the youngest of five children, all of whom are now living except the deceased.

Mr. Carnahan was reared in his native state, and there received a district school and academic education. when he was 20 years old he came to Colorado, and located at Georgetown, engaged in mining until the fall of 1884. He
went to York, Nebraska, and read law with his brother, J.C. Carnahan, a prominent attorney in that place. After finishing his course he passed a year in Valparaiso, Indiana. In 1887 he was admitted to the bar in Nebraska,
then came at once to Julesburg, Colo., and was admitted to the bar in Colorado. On the organization of Sedgwick county in the spring of 1889, with Julesburg as the county seat, he was appointed county judge, and the following fall
was elected as a Republican to the lower house of the legislature, representing Logan, Sedgwick and Phillips counties, and in the fall of 1894 was re-elected.

In the summer of 1895 he moved to Grand Junction, and renewed the practice of his profession, in which he has been very successful and continuously occupied up to the time of his last illness.

Besides his wife and two sons, Attorney Carnahan is mourned by three brothers, John, Ben, and Silas. His brother, Hugh, died last fall in Idaho. Both of his parents are dead.

(Editors Note: James Sullivan Carnahan appears on the 1900 soundex in Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, with his wife, Rose E. b. Nov 1872, Ohio, and their 2 sons: Lawrence B. b. Sept 1891, Colo.; & Clarence H. b. Sept
1893 Colo. However James S. birth date is given as Nov 1862. No date appears on the obituary above.)

James S Carnahan and Rose E. Yeager married Dec 10, 1889, recorded in Logan County.

Allen L. Carnahan proved up a quarter in 35, 6N 47W - Phillips County - in 1892.  He must be the Allen Lawrence Carnahan, born to John L. Carnahan in 1867 Pennsylvania, dying Oct 23, 1926 in Elbert County, Colorado.

Carnahan, Jane Ann Russell Hughes – 
Mrs. Jane Ann Carnahan, mother of Anson and Earl Hughes of Lenox, died at her home at Holyoke, Colo., Friday, January 17 [1941] following an illness of only two days.  Mrs. Carnahan was a former resident of the Lenox community and was 83 years old at the time of her death. 
Funeral services were held in Holyoke, Saturday, January 18 [1941].  The body was brought to Lenox where services were held Monday, January 20 [1941] at 2 o’clock at the Arnold Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Earl Moneymaker.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Lenox cemetery. 
Jane Ann, daughter of James and Mary Russell, was born in Mercer county, Illinois, on Sept. 30, 1857, and died in Holyoke, Colorado on January 17, 1941, aged 83 years, 3 months and 1 day. 
She was the second child in a family of six children, three sisters, Viola, Clara and Rose and two brothers, William and Clyde.  When but a girl she moved with her parents to Taylor county, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood.  On September 23, 1886 she was united in marriage to Thomas Crago Hughes in Bedford, Ia.  She with her companion made their home on the Hughes farm southeast of Lenox where he had resided several years with his mother. 
Four sons were born, Anson Russell and James Earl, now of Lenox, Ralph C. of Omaha, Nebr., and John Crago of Holyoke, all of whom are still living. 
In early life Mrs. Hughes became a Christian and held a membership in the United Presbyterian church at Clearfield for a number of years.  On January 3, 1916, her husband was taken in death.  In 1921 she was married to John Carnahan, who died a few years later.  She has made her home in Holyoke, Colo. in recent years.   
Beside her four sons, she is survived by five grandchildren, Harold, Donald and Betty Hughes and Charlene and Twila Hughes, two great grandchildren, Dickie and Kathleen Hughes and one brother, Clyde Russell.  Her parents, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. 
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, January 23, 1941


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