Dennis and Blanche (Ross) Tunison, 6 North 52 West

One tree says Alma Mentor married Russell Wilkinson 1815-1841, and then Cornelius Tunison.

In 1860 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Dennis is 10, with Cornelius 42 and Alma 43. Charles Wilkinson is 19, Mary A. Wilkinson 12, Rachel Tunison 5, and Helen Tunison 2.

In 1870, Alma is 52, Dennis 19, Helen 13.
One tree said Rachel died July 16, 1866 in Fond du Lac County, and Cornelius "21st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. Killed in action, October 8, 1862, Chapin Hills, Kentucky. From Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion"

Alma filed for a widow's pension on February 28, 1863.

In 1870 Fond du Lac County, Alma is farming, 52, Dennis 19, Helen 13, with a hired hadn Millard Bachelor, 16.

She was in Gage County, Nebraska in 1900, living with daughter Helen C. Burch 42 and her husband John 47.

Alma 1817-1905 is buried in Gage County, Nebraska # 63698151.

In 1900 Fayette County, Iowa, Dennis Tunison is proprietor of a music store? born June 1850 in Wisconsin, married 30 years to Blanch April 1852 Pennsylvania. may was born August 1873 in Wisconsin, Frank August 1878 is a restaurant employee. Charley Feb 1884, Raymond June 1887, Imogean Oct 1890, and Edgar Feb 1896 were all born in Iowa.

December 23, 1905
In 1920 Logan County, Dennis is 69, Blanche 66, living with son Charles R. 35, farming

They're still living with Charles in 1930 Logan County.

Dennis 1850-1937 is buried in Sterling # 53782883, with Blanche I. (Ross) Tunison 1852-1935 # 53782896.


Charles Ross Tunison was born Feb 17, 1884 in Fayette County, Iowa to Dennis C. Tunison and Blanche I. Ross.

Blanche's brother Fayette Ross died in 1918 in Waterton, Illinois. "Fayette S. Ross, for several years a well-known resident of Freeport, passed away at the state hospital in Watertown Saturday noon. He had been ill for the past five years. The news of the passing of Mr. Ross brings grief to a wide circle of friends. He operated a popcorn stand at the corner of Stephenson and Chicago streets for about six years, his stand having been one of the first of the kind installed in Freeport. Decedent was born at Byron, Wisconsin, on October 17, 1863. He was united in marriage at Fayette, Iowa, in 1884, to Miss Josephine Badger. He is survived by his wife, who resides at Rockford, and the following children: Claude Ross, of Freeport; Frank, Harry, Virgil and Gladys Ross, all of Rockford, and Mrs. Hazel Freidag of Maywood, Ill. Two brother and two sisters also survive. The are: Bert Ross of Kansas City, Mo; Frank Ross of Hartford, Wis; Mrs. Blanche Tunison of Atwood, Colorado, and Mrs. Louise Rinehimer of Fayette, Iowa."

Charles R. Tunison claimed two quarters in sections 27 and 34 , 6N 52W in 1919.

In 1920 Logan County, Dennis is 69, Blanche 66, living with son Charles R. 35, farming

They're still living with Charles in 1930 Logan County.

Charles registered for WWII in Akron, born February 17, 1884, nearest relative R.E. Tunison of Akron, and Charles was working for E.D. Tunison of Akron.

Charles died November 3, 1956 in Riverside County, California.


Edgar D. Tunison claimed two quarters in sections 22 and 27, 6N 52W in 1919.

Edgar D. Tunison married Julia M. Keenan on May 11, 1921 in Logan County.

In 1930 they're farming, Edgar D. "Fenison" 33, Julia 31, both born in Iowa. Betty J. is 7, Kathleen is 5.
In 1940 Logan County, Edgar is farming 44, with Julia 41, Betty Jean 18, Kathleen 15, and Edgar Jr. 6.

He's buried in Sterling 1896-1965 # 53782791, with Julia 1898-1990 # 53782801.
"Julia Marie Tunison, 92, of Sterling, died Christmas Day at Sterling nursing home. She was born May 7, 1898 in Boone, Iowa, to Thomas and Lydia (Kennedy) Keenan. In 1917 her family homesteaded in the St. Peters area.
Mrs. Tunison attended Colorado Teachers College in Greeley and later taught school in the Otis area. She married Edgar Tunison on May 11, 1921, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Fleming. They farmed south of Atwood until 1942, when they moved to Sterling. Mrs. Tunison was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Retired Teachers Association, Jane Jefferson Club, Northeastern Historical Society, St. Anthony's Catholic Church and was a co-founder of Sterling Unit Altar Society.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Reid of Farmington, N.M., and Kathleen Michel of Denver; a son, Edgar Tunison Jr. of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two sisters, Thomasetta Keenan of Louisville, Ken., and Margaret Holtorf of Yuma; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Tunison was preceded in death by her husband. Visitation is until 8 p.m. with rosary to be 7 p.m. Thursday at Tennant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with burial at Riverside Cemetery.

Betty Jean Reid, 85, of Farmington, New Mexico, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2007. She was born Betty Jean Tunison on April 26, 1922, in Sterling, Colo., to Edgar D. and Julia M. Tunison.
Betty was the oldest of three children raised on their family's homestead between Sterling and Akron, Colo. She graduated from high school in Atwood, Colo. She met her future husband, George H. Reid Sr., on a train from Denver, Colo., to Sterling, Colo., in 1945, as he was returning from his deployment in the South Pacific at the end of WWII. Betty spent her time caring for her family and friends, quilting, camping and fishing.
Betty was preceded in death by both of her parents and her brother, Edgar Dennis Tunison of Palm Springs, Calif.
She is survived by her husband, George H. Reid Sr., of Farmington; her sister, Kathleen Michael of Palm Harbor, Fla.; son, James Reid and his wife, Yvonne, of Fort Morgan, Colo.; son, Steve Reid and wife, Ellen, of Casper, Wyo.; son, David Reid and his wife, Dianne, of Hillsboro, Ore.; daughter, Betty Rice of Farmers Branch, Texas; son, George Reid Jr. of Farmington; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Betty will be 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Memory Gardens of Farmington, with Father Tim Farrell.


Raymond E. Tunison claimed two quarters in sections 27, 28, 33 and 34 , 6N 52W in 1919.

In 1920 Logan County, next to Charles and Edgar, Raymond is 32, with Odessa 29, both born in Iowa.

Raymond and Odessia are farming in Logan County in 1930 and 1940, no kids.

Raymond Elsworth Tunison, born June 5, 1887, died November 2, 1977 in Riverside County, California.
Odessia, born July 29, 1892 in Iowa, died January 10, 1992 in Fresno County, California, father Baker. Her father Silas J. Baker 1847-1924 is buried in Fayettte County, Iowa # 104743186, with Pruda A. (Wilbur) Baker 1861-1953

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