Burton L. and Cora M. (Haskins) Vance, brother Louis W. Vance, sister Laura (Vance) Wearmouth, 9 North 49 West

In 1880 McConough County, Illinois, Clinton Vance is farming, 30, Emma 28, with Charly 9, Burton 5, and Louis 2.
Cora is age one in 1880 McDonough County, with parents Alvin E. and Maggie Haskins. Charles F. is 10 born in Rhode Island, and Ellen L. is 3.
(Alvin, a carpenter, died December 28, 1934 in McDonough County, to be buried in Colchester, Illinois. # 83383948, with Margaret M. 1847-1921, # 83388088)

Hello - I recently acquired in an antique store in Oregon a wonderful OLD family picture album from the late 1800s - early 1900s. Most of the pictures are identified by name as well as by where they lived. Some names are; Ethel Vance, Colchester, Illinois; Mrs. Hehr, Minnesota; Uncle Orville Haskins (Mass.); Charles & Susan Haskins; Ellen Haskins James; Alton Tuckerman; Aunt Lena Arnold Simmons, Aunt Julia Arnold and Mary Arnold Rochford (R.I.); Andrew & Fred Rochford/Rockford, (R. I.)
I have connected this album to Ethel Vance, daughter of Berton LeRoy Vance and Cora Mae HASKINS. Cora's parents were Alvin/Alvan Haskins and Margaret (Maggie)Arnold. Alvin's father was Joseph Clark Haskins, a cabinet maker from Massachusetts. Cora's siblings were Ellen, John and Charles. There are pictures of Ellen and John Haskins, as well as aunts uncles and cousins.
It is my hobby to reconnect such items to family members - if you are interested in this photo album, please contact me at: suemanz.graham@comcast.net
Sue Manz Graham

In 1900 McDonough County, Illinois, Burton is a day laborer, born January 1875, Cora M. January 1879, have Ethel June 1899
In 1910 Phillips County, Colorado, Burton is farming, 35, Cora M. 31, Esther I. 10, Alvin C. 9, Elmore L. 7, - all born in Illinnos. Emma M. 5 and Louis C. 4 in Colorado.

Burton proved up a quarter in 17, 9N 49W in 1919.

In 1920 Logan County, Burton is 44, Cora M. 40, both born in Illinois. Alvin C. 19 and Elmore L. 17 were born in Illinois, Emma M. 15, Louis C. 13, Francis O. 7 Donald P. 2, and Lena V. ten months were born in Colorado.
In 1930 Burton is a well driller, 55, Cora 51, Louis 24 is a farm laborer, Francis 18 a well driller, Donald 12, and Lena 11.
In 1940, still in Logan County, Bert is a well driller, with Cora, and Louis is a railway laborer.

Burton 1875-1947 is buried in Fleming, Colorado, # 145830578, with Cora 1879-1959 # 145830638.


In 1920 Ethel is married to Alfred A. Mayo, 30, and they're working in Gilroy, California, with Arthur A. 4, Alice M.. 3, and Joyce 1, all three born in Colorado.
In 1930 San Jose, California, Alfred is an auto mechanic, Ethel in a can company, with Arthur, Alice, and son Joyce.
Alfred and Ethel are alone in 1940 San Jose.
In 1957 San Jose, Alf A. (Ethel I) live at 347 N. 10th, Arth A. (Lora D) live at 14580 Ross, Joyce A. (Amy) is a welder at a machine and body works, and they live at 15340 Charmeran>
In 1970 San Jose, Alf and Ethel live at 347 N. 10th, Joyce and Amy still at 15340 Charmeran.

In 1930 Logan County, Alvin C. is farming, 29, Opal S. 25, with Lloyd A. 1.
Lloyd Alvan "Sonny" Vance 1928-1938 is buried in Sterling.
They're farming in 1940, with Doly 9, Dorothy 7, and Burton 6.

"Alvan" Clinton Vance 1900-1972 # 54739852 and Opal Selma (Schneider) Vance 1904-1997 are buried in Sterling.
Dorothy Arlene (Vance) Thompson, born Nov 29, 1932, died April 27, 2015.
Mount Hope Cemetery North Penn. Ave Independence, KS Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents Mike and Opal Vance, her brother Sonny ?Lloyd Alvin? Vance,
In 1930 Logan County, Thomas A. Wilson is 23, Emma 25, with William B. 2.
In 1940 Logan County, they're farming with Thomas' father William R. Wilson, 74, and have William 12, Gwendelyn 9, and Marvin 8.

Emma May (Vance) Wilson 1904-1997 is buried in Sterling, # 54419649.


In 1930 Logan County, Elmore is married to Mary 22, with Elmore A. 3 and Virginia L.1.
In 1940 Logan County, Elmore is a railroad worker, 37, Mary 32 Nebraska, Elmore A. 13, Virginia L. 11, Loretta 8, Herbert C. 3, and Delvert C. ten months.

Elmore L. Vance 1902-1980 is buried in Yamhill County, Oregon, # 144938892, with mary E. 1907-1987.

When Alice (Newman) Mock died in 2008 "When she was 11 years old, Alice joined the Assembly of God Church in Fleming, Colorado, because she liked their singing. She became very active in the church, helping in many ways. She also met her lifelong friend there, Lena (Vance) Harms, whom she stayed in touch throughout their lives. "

Lester William Harms, Paoli, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at the age of 87.
Lester was born February 26, 1918, at a home south of Fleming, to William and Susie Harms. He grew up on the same farm with his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
He married Lena V. Vance June 22, 1938 in Julesburg. He farmed all of his life, the last two years from his armchair. Fifty-seven years ago he moved his wife and four children from a farm south of Sterling to their present home.
Lester loved to farm, hunt and fish. He attended the Holyoke Assembly of God Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wilbur; and his son, LeRoy Gene.
Survivors include: his wife of 67 years; son Walter L. and wife Marcy, New Braunfels, Texas; daughters Ryvona B. Stephens and husband David, Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Judi Deusterman and husband Daniel, Holyoke; daughter-in-law, Carmen (Harms) Brand, Ogallala, Nebraska; sisters, Ella Grauberger, Las Vegas, Nevada and Ethel Lambert, George West, Texas; brothers, Alva Harms, Loveland, Harry Harms, Fleming, and William Harms, Jr. Olympia, Washington. Nine grandchildren and 23 great and great great grandchildren also survive him.
Services for Lester were held Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the Holyoke Assembly of God with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling. Gerk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lena Violet (Vance) Harms, age 94, of Holyoke, died July 23, 2013, in Holyoke. Lena was born Feb. 12, 1919, to Burton LeRoy and Cora May (Haskins) Vance at her home in rural Fleming.
She attended school through the eighth grade. She later became a telephone operator and worked at this job through her teenage years. Lena married Lester W. Harms, whom she was happily married to for 66 years. Together they lived and farmed near Paoli for 60-plus years, raising their children, LeRoy Gene, Walter LaMoine, Ryvonna and Judi.
A member of the Assembly of God Church, Lena served as a Sunday School teacher. On the farm she would happily stop what she was doing to attend to the needs of Lester and her children, always making time for them. She loved to read and crochet. In her later years she kept her spunky spirit and good humor. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Lester; and sons, LeRoy and Walter.
Surviving her are her daughters, Ryvonna Stephens and husband Dave of Emmett, Idaho, and Judi Deusterman and husband Dan of Holyoke; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held July 25 at the Holyoke Cemetery with Bryan Kroeger officiating.


Donald Paul Vance is in the army in 1940, stationed at Laramie, Wyoming.
He was born at Fleming May 3, 1917, and died December 26, 1991.

LOUIS - son of Burton

Louis was with parents in Logan County in 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

LOUIS - brother of Burton
In 1910 Morgan County, Colorado, Louis W. Vance is farming, 31, born in Illinois, with Della 26 Iowa, married five years.
Della Effie Browns was born Sept 20, 1883 in Clarke County Iowa to A.H. Browns and Drucilla Cook. The Browns are in Logan County, in 1900, Agusust born Feb 1835 in Germany, Drucilla A. Aug 1845 Indiana, with Alfred 27, Annie 25, Laura 22, Alice 18, Della Sept 1883 in Iowa, Carl 14, Lillie 12. and two laboreres.
Druzilla Cook md. A. H. A. Brownes, 26 Apr 1863 in Clarke County
August H. Browns 1835-1918 # 40724468 and Drusilla 1846-1922 are buried in Sterling.
In 1880 Clarke County, Iowa, August and Drusilla Browns had Amelia 16, Albert 14, Theodore 12, Wilbert 10, Mina 8, Alfred 7, Anna 5, Laura 2, and mother Elisbeth Breowns 71.
1899 Sterling "Miss Laura Browns of Merino is assisting in the work of the county clerk's office."

Elizabeth Browns 1809-1886 is buried in Clarke County # 13762893.
So is August Browns 1808-1874 # 13762889.

Louis Warren Vance registered for WWI with a Merino, Colorado address, farming, born April 9, 1878.
In 1920 Logan County, L.W. and Della are farming, and her mother Druzilla Browns 76 widowed, Indiana, is living with them.
They're farming alone in 1930 and 1940 in Logan County.
Louis W. Vance 1878-1958 # 57287800 and Della E. (Browns) Vance 1883-1971 are buried in Sterling.


Samuel E. Vance cash-claimed a quarter in 7N 51W in 1890.
Arthur was born in 1884.
In 1900 Warren County, Illinois, Clinton is 50, Emma F. 48, Charles M. 29, Laura D. 19, Arthur F. is 16, Lewis W. 22, Laura D. 19, Lena D. 6.
In 1910 Peoria, Illinois Arthur is a piano tuner, 26, married four years to Lillian M. 22, both born in Illinois. They're living with her parents John E. and Fannie C. Scott John is a railway motorman.

Arthur F. Vance cash-claimed a quarter in 9, 6N 54W in 1913 - that would be forty miles southwest of Burton.
Arthur Floyd Vance registered for WWI in Logan County, born March 12, 1884.

In 1920 Logan County, A.F. Vance is farming, 35, Lillian 31.
Next to them on the census page are Lillian's parents J.E. Scott 67, farming, with Fannie 54, Grace B32 a practical nurse, John A. 21, and Russell 19.
Russell Scott married Margaret Crawford July 11, 1920, recorded in Logan County.

Arthur T. Vance's inheritance tax was recorded in Logan County May 31, 1921.

----------------------------------------------- LAURA - sister of Burton

In 1910 Tillman County, Oklahoma, Lena D. Vance, 16 is living with sister Laura Wearmouth 29 and her husband John 35, married eight years.
Laura Daisy Wearmouth - July 11, 1880-1951 is buried in Frederick, Oklahoma # 55532199.
JOHN WEARMOUTH son of Thomas and Lucinda (Jared) Wearmouth, married Laura Vance. She died 1951 at Frederick, Oklahoma. Children of JOHN WEARMOUTH and LAURA VANCE WEARMOUTH
Vivian died in infancy
Ruth married Roy Newsom
Ruby not married
Thomas Clinton died when a small boy
Lena married Pat Darnell
Clifton married Lois Martin

She might be the same one that claimed land in Logan County, although we have no proof of the connection.

Laura P. Vance proved up 200 acres in 10N 55W in 1920, and another 120 acres in 1925 near it in Weld County 11N 56W.


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