Charles B. and Ada (Bennett)Shriner, mother Harriet (Pitman) Shriner , 9 North 48 West

HON. WILLIAM SHRINER, a retired farmer, and one of the oldest settlers of Clay county, was born in York county, Penn., February 23, 1822. When he was thirteen years of age his parents removed to Belmont county, Ohio, and there William grew to manhood, learning the trade of wagon maker from his father, Lawrence Shriner, who followed that occupation. He continued to make his home in Belmont county for some twenty years, during which time he was married to Miss Patience Dawson, a native of that county, the wedding occurring May 4, 1843, and to this union were born five children, two of whom died in Belmont county, as did likewise their mother, her death taking place May 15, 1853. The surviving children are Jesse, Jane, the wife of Charles Schossee, and Joel.

When Mr. Shriner left the Buckeye state he brought his father and the three children to Bureau county. Ills., and settled on a farm near Lamoille, and there he followed agriculture in connection; with carpentering for a period of eight years. There also November 18, 1857, he contracted a second marriage, this time Harriett Pitman being the bride. She was also a native of Belmont county, Ohio; her union to our subject has been blessed to them by the advent of eight children, but two of whom are living, viz.: Flora, the wife of J. A. Marvin, and Charles Byron. The remaining six, Eldora, Cora B., Etta M., Ethel G., Ella L., and Bartlett L., were all taken ill with diphtheria at their parents' home in Vermillion, where their deaths occurred.

Mr. Shriner, on leaving the Prairie state, located in Carroll county, Iowa, where he carried on farming for some three years, and then, early in the summer of 1860, came to the territory of Dakota, and located on a claim in what is now Vermillion township, Clay county. The following March he brought his family to his homestead and continued to make that property his home until the winter of 1875 when he rented the farm and removed to Vermillion. He made the city his home for ten or twelve years, then returned to his farm; but subsequently he again took up his residence in Vermillion and there he still lives. While living in Iowa, Mr. Shriner was elected county judge, serving two years, and in 1875 was appointed, by the commissioners of Clay county, treasurer of the county, which office he held for some eleven years. He was also a member of the territorial legislature during 1863 and '64, at one time filled the office of internal revenue collector in the territories of Dakota and Wyoming, and has been a member of the Vermillion city council for several years, as well as probate judge of Clay county.

In 1880 York County, Nebraska, Ada A. Bennett is 2, brother Frank L. six months, with father John S. Bennett 35 a justice of the peace, and Samantha 22.
In 1880 Clay County, South Dakota, William Shriner is 58, born in Pennsylvania, Harriet 47 born in Ohio, with Cora B. 14, Etta M. 12, Ethel G. 10, Charles B. 8, Ella L. 6, and Laurence B. 4, all kids born in Dakota.
In 1900 Clay County, William May 1822 and Harriet Oct 1834 are living alone, on the same page as son Jesse May 1846 (Wiliam's first wife died in 1853).
Harriet 1834-1903 # 55717753 and William 1822-1901 are buried in Clay County.

In Vermillion County, South Dakota, Charles B. Shriner and Ada Bennett had Verda Beatrice (Shriner) Ebeling / Ekdahl September 7, 1895.
In 1900 Phillips County, Colorado, Charles born March 1872 in Dakota, farming, married six years to Ada B. born July 1877 Nebraska, with Verda D. Sept 1895 and Grace M. Dec 1898 botn born in Dakota.

Charles proved up a quarter in 26, 9N 48W in 1907, and the same day Heirs of Harriet Shriner proved up another quarter in section 25.
Della Shriner 1906-1908 is buried in Haxtun, # 58407656.
In 1908, when Ethel Arble Mathews filed for land, her witnesses were Charles B. Shriner of Haxtun, Colorado , Ada Bennet Shriner of Haxtun, Colorado, James A Hill of Haxtun, Colorado, Sumner W. Tracht of Haxtun, Colorado .

In 1910 Logan County, Charles is 38, born in South Dakota, farming, with Ada A. 32, Nebraska, Verda 14 and Margery 12 born in South Dakota, and Eula 7 born in Colorado.
In 1920 Weld County, Charles is 47, a coal miner, now married to Mary 43, Missouri.
(Mary Snyder was in Boulder County in 1910, widowed, 34, with Leora 16, May 14, Jacob 11, Nellie 8, these five born in Missouri, and Peter 3 born in Colorado.)

Charles was in Frederick, Colorado when his half-sister Lucinda died in South Dakota "Besides these she is mourned by two brothers, Joel Shriner, of Vermillion, who has made his home with her, and Byron Shriner, of Frederick, Colo., and one sister, Mrs. Flora Randall, of Pasadena, Calif. "
Charles and Mary are in Los Angeles in 1940, no occupation.
He died in Los Angeles County August 3, 1953, born March 6, 1871. He's buried in Los Angeles County # 88012265, with Mary Nancy Shriner 1873-1968 # 88012317.
Mary's daughter May Sylvia Clark 1895-1975 is buried in Los Angeles County, # 85366759.

Ada B. Shriner, born 1882 at Waco Nebraska to John S. Bennett and Samoretha J. Fox, married Eli L. Boyd September 5 1913 in Carroll County, Iowa.

In 1925 Sioux City, Iowa, Ada is 44, married to Lyle E. Boyd, 40. Eileen "Sesslin", 22, daughter, is married to Elmer J. 25, and their son Dale 2. In 1930 Weld County, Charles - still a coal miner - and Mary have stepdaughter Mary Snider, 32, born in Missouri.
In 1940 St. Paul, Minnesota, Lyle 55, is a railroad postal clerk, with Ada 57.
Lyle E. (Ada) are living at 1302 N Hudson in Pasadena, California in 1960.

Lyle E. Boyd, born March 12, 1885 in Jasper County, Iowa to Eli Boyd and Emma F. Penquite, died Feb 21, 1964 in Los Angeles County, mother Penequite.

State Herald, 3 Jul 1908, Holyoke, Colorado

Della Bennett Shriner, little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Shriner of the Haxtun country, died on Monday June 29. The little one was sick only a short time. She was taken with inflammation of the bowels, followed by congestion of the brain and spinal meningitis and the complication baffled all attempts to restore her to health.

Della Shriner 1906-1908 is buried in Haxtun, # 58407656.
The funeral was conducted from the home on Tuesday, and the little body was laid to rest in the Haxtun cemetery."

Verta was in Los Angeles in 1918-1920, married to Ralph Riordan.
She died in Los Angeles County Feb 21, 1985.
In 1920, 1930 and 1940 Sioux City, Iowa, Margery is married to Clarence H. Peters.
Margery (Shriner) Peters was born Dec 4, 1897, and died Dec 31, 1987 in Los Angeles County.
In 1923 Sioux City, Elmer (Eileen) Skaalen is a clerk at the S. P M. & O R R, living at 425 Turner.

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