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Logan County Pioneers:

Priscilla Emma (Moore) Munday, sons Bertram S. Munday, James Oliver Munday, daughter Eliza (Munday) Hecht, Fleming

In 1900 Smith County, Kansas, Samuel Munday born April 1854 in Wisconsin, is married 24 years to Priscilla January 1853 Indiana. Bertram C. Nov 1879 Wisconsin, James O. Feb 1884 Wisconsin and Eliza March 1889 Kansas.

" 1903 Samuel Munday, wife, Priscilla Moore Munday and their son, Bertram, his wife Mary, son Oliver, another son, James, daughter Della and her husband Ralph Smith traveled by covered wagon to Oklahoma. "

In 1920 Comanche County, Kansas, Priscilla is living with David and Eliza Hecht, with WInnie 11, Evan 10, and Norman 2.

Priscilla 1853-1936 is buried in Fleming, # 122676905.

Bert is farming in Grant County, Washington in 1910, 30, married eight years to Mary 26. Oliver is 6, Opal 3, and Clarence three months.

Bertram claimed land in section 30, 8N 49W in 1910.

In 1920 Logan County, Bertram is a real estate agent, 40, born in Wisconsin. Mary is 36, Iowa, Oliver W. 16 Oklahoma, Opal R. 13 Kansas, Clarence W. 10 Washington, Violet L. 5 and Russell 1 both born in Colorado.

In 1930 Logan County, Bert is farming, 50, Mary 47, Clarence 20, Violet 16, and Russell 11.
Violet was teaching in Logan County in 1933.

In 1940 Rio Grande County, Colorado, Bert 60 and Mary 56 are managing a tourist camp.

Bert 1879-1947 # 12676887 (Son of Samuel Scott and Priscilla Emma (Moore) Munday; Husband of Mary Rozene Wagner. _ and Mary 1883-1969 are buried in Fleming

Memorial services for Clarence and Eva Munday, former Fleming residents, were conducted October 29, 1985 from Faith United Methodist Church, the Rev. Timothy Goettel officiating.
The couple, who resided in Canon City and Brownsville, Texas, died Oct. 29, when struck by a vehicle in Sterling City, Texas. They were enroute to Brownsville when the accident occurred.
Clarence Rudolph Munday was born Dec. 30, 1909, in Marlin, Wash., the son of Bertram Scott and Mary Rozena Wagner Munday. He graduated from Fleming High School and Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University), Fort Collins. He taught vocational agriculture for about five years, then became affiliated with Farmers Home Administration.
In 1954 he accepted an overseas assignment from the U.S. State Department and the family lived in Kirkuk, Iraq, for two years, and in 1971 Mr. Munday retired from the Monte Vista FmHA office.
Mrs. Munday was born Aug. 13, 1909, in Gravity County, Iowa, the daughter of Lambert Andrew and Nellie May Fleming Mahaffey. She graduated from Fleming High School and attended Colorado State College of Education (now University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley and later received a lifetime teaching certificate from Greeley. In 1951 she began teaching fulltime and started attending Adams State College, Alamosa, where she graduated in 1958.
The couple was married March 25, 1933.
Mr. and Mrs. Munday were active members of the First Methodist Church of Canon City. Mr. Munday was a member of the Elks Lodge and Mrs. Munday a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the National Retired Teachers Association.
They are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Nell Sheeley of Springield and Mrs. Janice Ann Redmond of Wahiawa, Hawaii; a son, David Roger Munday of Akron; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Munday is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Opal Uhler and Mrs. Violet Waln, both of Sterling and Mesa, Ariz.
Mrs. Munday is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Shirley Uhlenhopp of Sterling.--Sterling Journal Advocate

Russell 1918-1936 is buried in Fleming # 44808224.

Opal Rea (Munday) Uhler, 92, of Bremerton, Wash, and formerly of Fleming, died Friday, April 30, 1999 in Bremerton of natural causes. A funeral service will be held at a later date in Sterling. There was cremation.
Mrs. Uhler was born on June 20, 1906 in Athol, Kan. to Bertram and Mary (Wagner) Munday. Her family homesteaded six miles southwest of Fleming in 1907. She graduated from Fleming High School in May 1924, where she was class valedictorian.
On May 20, 1924 she married Eddie Uhler. They farmed and ranched in the area until 1966.
Mrs. Uhier was a member of Fleming United Methodist Church and was a past-president of the Women's Society. She served as a member of the Thursday Study Club, and as a Pink Lady at Logan County Hospital in Sterling in the late 1950s. Mrs. Uhler enjoyed cooking, needle work, gardening and homemaking.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlene Campbell of Bremerton, Wash., and Joyce Schaefer and husband Larry of St. Peters; a son, Gene Uhler and wife Rita of Sterling; nine grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Uhler was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; three brothers, Oliver, Clarence, and Russell Munday; and a sister, Violet WaIn.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Fleming United Methodist Church.


Violet was a senior at Fleming High School in 1931. Burl Waln was in the same school in 1931.

1931 "Violet Munday was among the Fleming shoppers at Sterling last Saturday."

1932 Greeley, Colorado "Violet Munday, member of Alpha Tau Lambda sorority, spent the week end with her parents in Fleming."

Buried in Fleming # 145920308 is "Infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Burl Waln."
The cemetery records say that this was Burl and Glenna Lee (Lovestedt) Waln's baby. Glenna died in 1932, and is buried in Fleming.
One tree said Violet born January 23, 1914, married Burl Milton Waln in Kimball, Nebraska January 5, 1935l. It said Burl dwas born 1912 in Imperial, Nebraska, and died May 5, 1987 in Sterling.

In 1940 Logan County, Violet Waln, 26, born in Colorado is teaching, unknown marital status, with daughter Vicki Ann 4 born in COlordo. They're borading with the Emanuel Frank household.

October 1945 "Mr. and Mrs. Ed Uhler and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Burl Waln and family were dinner guests Sunday in the Bert Munday home.

Violet Munday Waln died April 22, 1999 in Van Wyck, South Carolina, age 85. Daughter was Vicki Ann Acott, sons Alan and Bert Waln.

They had Alan Burl Waln in Sept 1941, who died April 5, 2011.
"Alan Burl Waln ,Attorney At Law, 69, of Marietta, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Marietta Funeral Home and Crematory. Alan graduated from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1976, earning his "Juris Doctor" degree, "Magna Cum Laude". Having practiced predominantly in Gwinnett County for the last 35 years, he was a friend to the Court, numerous fellow attorneys and thousands of clients. He was appointed in 1983 by Governor Harris as Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp, Governor's Staff. A recipient of a Purple Heart Award, he was a Vietnam Veteran. He was also a life member of the "Nam Knights" Motorcycle Club. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Waln and his brother, Bert Waln. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Melba F. Waln of Marietta; son, Joseph B. Waln of Marietta; sister, Vicki Acott of South Carolina."

Vicki Ann Acott, born Nov 1, 1935, died May 1, 2010 - last residence Lancaster, South Carolina.

Bertrem D. Waln, age 60, died Friday, January 2, 2004. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2004 at the Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel with Rev. John Melvin officiating. Mr. Waln was a native of Wyoming, and a judge in the city of Norcross, GA. He was a member of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club, the Georgia Bar Association, and also was a member of the Methodist Faith. Mr. Waln is survived by wife, Linda Waln, Alpharetta, GA; son, Michael Waln, Alpharetta, GA; daughter, Meredith Waln, Alpharetta, GA; brother, Alan Waln, Marietta, GA; sister, Vicki Acott, Lancaster, SC.


In 1910 Logan County, James O. Munday is 26, born in Wisconsin, married four years to Molly 21 Kansas. They ahve Grace 2 born in Kansas.

James O. Munday proved up a quarter in 25, 8N 50W in 1913.

James Oliver Munday registered for WWI in Fleming, Colorado, born February 10, 1884, farmiing with wife Maud.

In 1920 Logan County, James O. is farming, 35, Maud E. 37, Grace A. 12, James L. 9, Colorado, and Earnest B. 7.

In 1930 Logan County James and Maude have only Earnest.

In 1940 Logan County, Jim and Maude are alone.
On the same page in that Rockland precinct are Charliey 40 and Grace 33 Hulse iwth their six kids.

When he registered for WWII, he said he was born at Spring Green, Wisconsin.

James O. Munday 1884-1946 is buried in Fleming # 12676920, with Maude Ellen (Kidwell) Munday 1882-1969.

The Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, December 18, 1975

Maude's parents Joseph F. Kidwell 1854-1944 and Blanche Phoebe (Kirk) Kidwell 1854-1915 are buried in Fleming.

Earnest Bertran Munday, son of James and Maude Kidwell Munday, was born May 30, 1912, near Fleming, Colorado. He attended school in the Fleming area as a child.
On March 8, 1939 he married Dorotha Emery in Sidney, Nebraska.
He was an honorary Fireman, had been active in Boy Scouts and worked for the town of Haxtun for 25 years.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Earnest died in Weld County Hospital in Greeley Sunday, December 14, 1975, at the age of 63.
Survivors include his wife, Dorotha Munday, Haxtun; children, Blane Munday, Haxtun, Mrs. Merrill (Roberta) Berkheimer, Hazard, Nebraska, Mrs. Ray (Bonnie) Nelson, Denver, Mrs. Darwin (Carol) Jeffers, Merino, Colorado, and Roger Munday, Haxtun; six grandchildren, Jeff and Greg Berkheimer, Lois and Greg Nelson and Corinna and Bill Jeffers; one sister, Mrs. Charlie (Grace) Hulse, Haxtun; one brother, Loyd Munday, Lima, Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 19, 1975, at the Church of the Brethren with Rev. Roy Pfaltzgraff officiating with burial in the Haxtun Cemetery.

Roberta Lee Robertson married James Lloyd Munday September 15, 1929, recorded in Logan County.

In 1940 Madison County, Montana, James is 29, Roberta 29, Maris 9, James L. 2, and Loydean 6, all born in Colorado.

James Lloyd Munday 1910-1987 is buried in Butte, Montana # 33384477 "Lloyd and Roberta Robertson Munday lived in Sterling, CO until 1935 when they moved to Dillon, MT, where they owned and operated the Munday Gurnsey Dairy. After that time, the couple became longtime ranchers in the Lima area, retiring to Dillon in 1985. Lloyd was a member and director of the Snowline Grazing Association. Roberta and Lloyd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1979. Roberta Robinson Munday enjoyed painting, she especially enjoyed landscapes."
Marlys G. Ricks, August 31,1930-2012 is buried in Dillon, Montana # 113709355. with John E. Ricks.

Loy Dean Munday married Thomas F. Bingham in 1953 in Beaverhead, Montana.
In 1992 Loy Dean Piper, born September 1, 1937 is in Dillon, Montana.
LoyDean Munday Piper is on a stone in Dillon, Montana, # 15423225, with John Devey Piper 1919-1995.


In 1910 Comanche County, Kansas, David H. Hecht is 26, married three years to Eliza M. 21, with Winnie L. 2 and Evan seven months, all born in Kansas.

In 1920 Comanche County, Kansas, Priscilla Munday is living with David and Eliza Hecht, with Winnie 11, Evan 10, and Norman 2.

David is a machinery salesman in 1930 Sterling, Colorado, 46, Eliza 41, Evan G. 20, Norman N. 12, and Lester C. 7, all born inKansas.

Eliza M. (Munday) Hecht 1899-1956 is buried in Sterling, # 44147764, with David William Hecht 1884-1968.

Vinnie L. (Hecht) Montgomery 1908-1930 is buried in Sterling.

Evan G Hecht 1909-1980 is buried in Sterling # 44147774.

Norman Nelson Hecht 1917-1969 is also buried in Sterling , with Mollie (Schilling) Hecht 1916-1989.

Lester C. Hecht 1922-2005 is buried in Sterling - the stone has Shirley A. bon March 1929, married December 1942.

February 2008
"Ronald L. Hecht, age 60, of Gillette, Wyoming died on Friday, February 01, 2008 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital from complications from a long term illness.

Ron Hecht was born on November 20, 1947 the son of Lester C. and Shirley A. (Howell) Hecht in Sterling, Colorado. He had most of his schooling in Sterling and went to the Community College in Sterling for a year before he enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country for 6 years with 1 year being spent in Viet Nam. Ron got an honorable discharge and then moved to the mountains of Colorado. This is where he met his best friend and married Shirley Pawlowski on July 2, 1974. He lived in Granby and worked various construction jobs and ran a gas station until his son was born in 1975. Ron moved to Breckenridge, Colorado and worked as a contractor building ski lodges. He then went to work for the City of Breckenridge as a heavy equipment operator. Ron moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1981 so his son could grow up knowing his grandparents. He went to work for the City of Gillette in the street department and later transferred into the building inspection department. The thing he enjoyed the most was his family. Ron's 3 granddaughters were the best thing that ever happened to him and he finally got his "daughter"(in-law) he always wanted. He was an avid outdoors person. Ron loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and most of all gold mining.

Ron is survived by his wife, Shirley K. Hecht of Gillette, Wyoming; son, Willy (Kristina) Hecht; mother, Shirley A. Hecht; 3 granddaughters: Kaycee, Katelynn and Brittney Hecht all of Gillette, Wyoming; sisters: Janice Howlett of Netter, Georgia and Sharon Draper of Gillette, Wyoming.

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