Benjamin and Elizabeth (Whited) Hetrick, daughter Edgar and Sarah C. (Hetrick) McKinney, 6 North 51 West

Benjamin F. Hetrick and Elizabeth Whited married in Buffalo County, Nebraska July 3, 1881.

Sarah Catherine Hetrick was born June 21, 1887 in Akron Colorado to Benjamin L. Hetrick and Elizabeath E. Whited.
In 1895 Sherman County, Kansas, B. F. is 38, Ed. 16, Rose 14, Charley 11, Sarah 7, Michel 5, Jessie 3, and Harry 1.

(Harry O. Hetrick, Leroy, Colorado is dead of disease in November 1918, in a War Department casualty list.)

Benjamin 42 and Elizabeth 34 are in Sheridan County in 1900, with Charles 16, Sarah C. 12, Michael A. 10, Jesse E. 8, Harry A. 6, Thomas 3, and George D. 1.

In 1910 Kearney County, Nebraska, Benjamin is 52, Elizabeth 44, Harry 16, Thomas J. 12, Dewey 11, and Elmer 7.

There's a wonderful family photo on Ancestry of the Hetrick family in 1917 Wilcox, Nebraska.

Benjamin is divorced in 1930, 72, living with grandaughter Violet N. Yelik, 28 and her husband Anthony 39.
Elizabeth is in Kearney County, Nebraska, 63, now married to Arch F. Seckman, 71.
Archibald Seckman 1858-1951 is buried in Kearney County "After the passing of his second wife, Malinda, he married again, on April 13th, 1924. Taking widow Elizabeth Ellen (Whited) Hetrick as his final wife. "


Dennis "Jim" H. Corder, 87, died Friday (Dec. 20, 2002) at the Gove County Medical Center Long Term Facility in Quinter, Kan.
He was born Nov. 20, 1915, to Joseph and Rosa (Hetrick) Corder on a farm in Sheridan County. He was raised in rural Quinter and attended Pleasant Ridge County School. He graduated from Quinter High School in 1934. In the fall of 1934, his family moved to Selden.
On May 12, 1940, he married Laura Belle Hase. They resided in Selden. He was a farmer.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laura in 1981; an infant brother; brothers, Elmer "Dick", Elmo "Bill", Jud, Ervin, Lee and Herb; and one sister, Violet Yeleke.
Survivors include one son, Michael and wife, Susan Corder of Evanston, Wyo.; one daughter, Flossy and husband, David Young of Austin, Texas; one sister, Thelma Fowler of Oakley, Kan.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were today, 1 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Selden with the Rev. Elin Colglazier officiating.
Interment was in the Selden Cemetery.

" Bessie Corbin married Cecil R. Hetrick (September 28, 1928 - recorded in Logan County-they divorced there in 1932) and he worked at the Glen Ellen dairy in Merino. Their fist son Elwyn was born there and he owns a barber shop in Golden. Delores was born a year and a half later. "I (Bessie) later married again and had four more children. Marie Ehmcke, Harold who spent 20 years in the Air Force, Gary, owner of Gary's Barber Shop on Main St., and Marvin a Director of Welfare Department lives in Burlington, Colorado." "


Thomas John Hetrick registered for WWI with an address of LeRoy, born April 27, 1895 at Sharon Springs, Kansas. He's a mail carrier, married.

In 1920 Sterling, Tom is a farm laborer, 23, with Hazel 24 born in Iowa. James is 2, Rosabelle eight months.

Brother Jesse, 28 is with them, single, a truck driver.

(In 1930 Hazel Hetirck is divorced, 35, living with parents J. B. and Clara Kendrick in Wapello County, Iowa. She's with the widowed Clara in 1940, too, teaching. Hazel A. (Kendrick) Hetrick 1894-1950 is buried in Wapello County, Iowa # 15185399.)

James Dale Hetrick 1918-1929 is buried in Sterling # 56956595.

In 1930 Thomas is working at a service station in Natrona County, Wyoming, 32, now married to Susie 34 born in Illinois. Her son Richard Ropp 13 was born in Nebraska.

Thomas John Hedrick, age 60, and Susan Katherine Rupp, 61, both of Reedsport, Washington, married there in May 1957.
Thomas was a millwright, born at Goodland, Kansas.

Rosabelle Smith, 91, of Sterling, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in Sterling. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Faith United Methodist Church with Pastor Joyce Detoni-Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  
She was born on April 15, 1919, in Atwood, to Thomas Hetrick and Hazel (Kendrick) Hetrick. 
After graduating high school, she married Arden R. Smith on Aug. 11, 1937, in Sterling. She worked as a homemaker as well as helping her husband on the farm.   
Mrs. Smith was active in church and community organizations. She was a member of the Kelly E.U.B. church until its closure, at which time she became a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. Throughout her church years, she was active in the Women’s and Missions Organizations. She spent years teaching Sunday school and working in children’s programs.
She was a member of the Logan County Extension Club, where she was awarded Homemaker of the Year, the Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge, adviser of Theta Rho girls club, and the Logan Lodge. 
She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, ceramics, needlework, gardening, and teaching and advising the members of the 4-H Clubs and FHA.
She is survived by her daughters, Marijean Barela and husband Mutt, Margaret Rose Huntley, JoEllen Emarine and husband John, Ardith White and husband Syd, and Barbara Sobott. She has 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arden Smith; and her daughter, Dorothy Huffman.


Jesse Emanuel Hetrick registered for WWI with an address of Burdett, Washington County, farming by himself, single, born July 16, 1891 at Goodland Kansas.

Jesse is living with brother Tom in 1920 Sterling.

In 1930 Chicago, Jesse is a welder, 38, born in Kansas, with Geralding 26 Harry 5, and Rober 3, all three born in Illinois.

Jesse served with the Colorado National Guard for August 5, 1917 to August 16, 1917, and his headstone application said he died July 3, 1960. The stone was to be shipped to the Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. The applicant was wife Geraldine J. LeBrun in 1961.

Jesse and Geraldine Blodgett had Robert G. Hetrick July 29, 1926 in Chicago, and he died March 8, 1997, bureid in Cheyenne Wyoming # 29176075.

Geraldine J. LeBrun 1903-1973 is buried in Cass County, Nebraska # 9599256. "Mother of Harry"
So is Harry 1925-1970 # 9599085, WWII U.S. Navy.

Richard married Alice Hajek on April 24, 1948 in Berrien County, Michigan.


In 1880 Polk County, Iowa, James McKinney is 29, born in Ohio, Amanda 24, Ira 7, Edgar 4, and Jesse 2 all born in Iowa.

Amanda McKinney 1855-1892 is buried in Sheridan County # 41163809,
James H. McKinney, age 46, married Viola Spencer in Polk County on April 29, 1896.
In 1900 Sheridan County, Kansas, James H. McKinney born Nov 1850 in Ohio, is married three years but no spouse. Maude E. June 1884 in Iowa, and Charlie July 1889 in Kansas.

Edgar was in Sheridan County in 1900, too, born October 1875 in Iowa, no occupation, boarding with Joseph and Rossie McManus, farmers.

In 1900 Sheridan County, Kansas, S.C. Hetrick is a sister of R. M. Corder 20. She's married four years but no spouse, with sons Earl 3 and L.V. 1
In 1910 Logan County, Colorado, Edgar is 34, married eight years to Sara C. 23 born in Colorado. Ura is 4, Loid seven months, both born in Nebraska.
Edgar claimed two quarters in 33 and 34, 6N 51W in 1913.

All four are in Sterling in 1920, where Edgar is a helper in a garage.

In 1930 they're back farming in Kelly precinct, Edgar 54, Sarah 42, with a laboere Ralph Hollinger.

In 1940 Ed and Sarah are in Iliff, Logan County, where he's driving a school bus. They have four single young teachers boarding with them.

Ura was in Bridgeport, Nebraska in 1930, married to Oliver Gibson, with Dorothy 4.

Ura is in Casper, Wyoming in 1940, 35, married to Ollvier Gibson 37 born in Oklahoma. They have Dorothy 14 and Doris A. 3, both born in Colorado.

Edgar 1875-1965 # 60874142 is buried in Longmont, Colorado, with Sarah C. 1887-1949 # 60874154.

Ura May Gibson 1905-1994 # 98650113 and Oliver W. Gibson 1903-1997 are both buried in Longmont.

Lloyd McKinney is a brakeman in 1940 Los Angeles, with Merl J. 29 both born in Nebraska. He was in Cheyenne in 1935, she was in Omaha. Barbar Jean 9 and Marylyn Joan 7 were born born in Nebraska.

He married Rosalie Ryser in Carson City, Nebada October 8, 1946.

Lloyd A. McKinney, born August 14, 1908 in Nebraska, died July 5, 1974 in Los Angeles County.

He's buried in Los Angeles, # 85914037, with Rosalie M. (Megert( McKinney 1918-1985.

Edgar's brother Charles Edwin McKinney 1889-1941 is buried in Graham County Kansas # 13723299.

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