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1-2-4 James Martin Overbey & Laura Ann Drum Family
James M. Jim Overbey born 22 June 1852 near Anderson, Lauderdale Co, AL, son of Mariah B, Searles & William Overbey, Jim m. 5 Sep 1875, Greenfield, IL, Laura Ann Drum, b. 1 Feb 1856, Greene Co, IL, dau of Nancy Jane Wright, 6/1/1847, Greene Co, IL, 7/3/1912 & William Willy Drum, 6/5/1825, Greene Co, IL, 7/24/1908, both Greenfield, and sister of Gilly Drum who m. Jims brother William.Jim & Ann lived on several farms near Greenfield, IL. before they moved, with Thomas Overbey and his family, to a farm located in the Hedge College district located in Christian Co, IL. SW of Taylorville, IL. They lived in two houses from about 1895 until 1901 on the farm. The landowner, a Mr. Edwards, made it possible for Jim Overbey to rent the White Oak Farm. The famous White Oak Tree was across the road south from the house. They lived there until they moved to Kansas. They attended the Zenobia Baptist Mission held in the assembly hall over the Zenobia Store. On 12 Feb 1903 Jim, Ann and all their family including a new daughter in-law, Florence Flagg Sloman, wife of Alva, moved to a 320 acre farm, four miles E. and two miles S. of South Haven, Sumner Co, KS. A mile N. of the Oklahoma line. There was a two story house on the farm, in the middle of the section. It is told about Ann, that if she saw someone turn into the drive, she could have a chicken dressed and in the skillet before they got to the front gate, and would invite them to stay for a meal. Of course, that was in the horse and buggy days. In about 1923 the house burned to the ground. It was during a very cold spell and a fire had been built in the wood stove, in the dining room, evidently, while the family were outside doing the chores the fire started. Very little was saved from the house. A marble topped table was saved, because a leg had been broken on it and it was stored in the smoke house, also an old suit case of quilt pieces and a partly finished quilt top. The quilt top and pieces were sent to Ann when her mother Nancy died. Tim Overbey now has the quilt that his gr-gr-gr-grandmother had pieced. His grandmother Jackie quilted it for him. Anything else that was saved, Carl Overbey's children would have, since Carl and his family stayed on the farm. Jim d. 26 Aug 1927 while visiting his daughter Effie in Newkirk, OK, of cancer. Ann had a stroke and died 9 April 1937 at the home of Alva & Flo, near Valley Center, KS. Burial Rose Hill Cem, South Haven, KS. Note: the N bound rest stop on hwy I-35 just N of the Oklahoma line is on the Farm they owned. Six children:
Thomas Alva Overbey m. 11 Feb 1903 Zenobia Baptist Ch.White Oak, Montgomery Co, IL. Florence Flagg Sloman, b. 15 Feb 1879 Alton, Madison Co, IL., oldest dau of Adaline”Addie” Barry Flagg & Mark Sloman. Flo was six months old when her parents moved to their farm home at what was then called White Oak, IL. They both attended the Zenobia Baptist Ch. and were very active in the church. The next day after their wedding they were on their way to South Haven, KS. with his parents. In April, Alva and Flo rented a farm southeast of the home place. There three of their children were born. In 1910 after another crop failure, they moved to Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS. Alva worked at the Jett and Wood Wholesale Grocery. It was there that he was injured by a falling crate, his heart was moved from its proper place to the center of his body. He had heart trouble all his life. In 1911 they bought a home at 1706 South Water St. in Wichita, where their youngest daughter was born. Alva started work at Colman Lamp and Stove Co. in 1919 and retired after 30 years with them in 1949. Alva was superintendent of the South Lawrence Sunday School (now Emanuel Baptist Ch) for over twenty-four years. They helped the church to grow from a one room “sheep-shed” type of a building to a new brick building. In 1934, after Flo had a second stroke, Alva and Paul bought a five acre tract near Valley Center, with a five roomed house. Alva was a teacher and superintendant of the Valley Center Baptist Ch. for fifteen years. Flo was a wonderful Christian woman, with lots of patience in spite of the fact that she was on crutches. Because of health she did not attend church as often as she wanted, but she saw that the rest of her family attended. She had Polycthemia. Flo d. Oct 6, 1949. After three years of living alone Alva sold his 2 1/2 acres and moved into Wichita. He joined the Trinity Baptist Ch. where he met and m. Mary E. Smith in 1953. Alva d. Sep 12, 1969, 11 days before his 90th birthday. Mary d. Nov. 9, 1973. Alva & Flo are buried in Wichita Park Cem, Wichita, KS. (Click here for Sloman Family history information.) Four children:
Don Overbey m. (1) Oct. 1951 Barbara Fell, (2) June 1955 Eva Fowler, (3) Nov. 1964 Wilma Jeanne Johnson-Struble, b. June 1927 Clinton Henry Co, MO, a widow with three grown children, dau of Ann Calbert & Archie Johnson. Her children are Elsie Ann, John Allen and Paula Sue Struble. In 1979 the two girls lived in Garland, TX. and John lives in Wichita, KS. Don was employed with the Texas Air National Guard in Garland, Jeanne is retired and enjoying home living 41 years in Garland, TX. They now live in Mesquite, TX. A son:
Tristian Overbey m. 2008 in TX, Nicholas Whittle, now have seperated.
Tom Overbey m. 22 Jan 1951, Miami, Ottawa Co, OK, Betty Evelyn Schneider b. 19 Nov 1934, Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS, in a double wedding with her brother, Howard Schneider and Patty Powers, dau of Lavada Agnes Schweda & Harold Frederick Schneider. Lavada, b. 8/10/1911 to Mary Bastiski & Augusta J. Schweda in Fredonia, KS. Harold, b. 3/24/1907 to Katherine Ann Schmidt & Peter Schneider, Durham, Marion Co, KS. Tom & Betty are retired and taking life easy. Three children:
Peggy Overbey m. Nov 1973 Robert Pillsbury. They divorced. She m. (2) Feb 1975 Mitchel Joe Hatmaker, b. Sep 1954, son of Lois Ellen Fryman & Joe Earl Hatmaker. Mitch fits right into the family, he likes farming as well as working at Lear Aircraft in Wichita, KS. They live on the corner east of Tom. Peggy is a homemaker busy taking the youngest to Speech Therapy. He had an ear infection when he was learning to talk, and misunderstood the pronunciation of some of his letters. He talks a lot, but few could understand him. He is a blue-eyed blond and his brother is also but his hair is gradually turning brown. Two sons, they were both in school at Douglass, KS, where Tom, Betty, Peggy and Mitch all went to school, Third generation to attend Douglass School. Two sons;
Dustin & Cory Hatmaker live with their parents and Dustin is buying his grandmother Schnieder's farm.
Brent Overbey m. Oct 1977, Patty Rae Lee, b. June 1961 to Mildred Isom & John Lee, who live on a farm west of Douglass, KS. Brent graduated from Douglass High school and had a year of College at Southwestern in Winfield, KS. Brent had planned to be a Dentist but cancer of the throat injured the muscles of his neck to the extent that he can't turn his head. They found he had cancer when he was 17 years old, on 1 May 1975, the last month of his Senior year in HS. He was sent to Anderson Hosp, Houston, TX, where he had six weeks of treatments. He still returns to Anderson for check-ups but no sign of cancer now. Patty & Brent are divorced. Brent has a disability retirement. Two children b. Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS:
Aaron Overbey m. May 2006, Ashleigh Anna___?, b. 29 Nov 1983. Lives, Berthold, CO. Two sons;
Jennifer Overbey m. July 2007, Douglass, KS, Tony Calvert, b. ? Jen graduated from Veterinarian school at Manhattan, KS, now works for Petsmart in Wichita, KS.
Laura Mae Overbey m. 22 Aug 1935, Robert Edwin Eddy Killingsworth, b. 6 Sep 1911, Dunnigan, Dade Co, MO, d. 9 April 1994, son of Cora Pyle & Dr. Anderson Blake Killingsworth, who was a family doctor in Dade Co, MO. Laura Mae was a RN. She received her training from the Southwestern Osteopathic Hosp, in Wichita, KS. She was a nurse for awhile then was Supervisor of Student Nurses at Southwestern, She retired to have her family, planning to return to nursing when the children were all in school. Her health prevented her from completing her plans. She was ill for several years before her death 23 Sep 1970 on her father's birthday, just one year after his death. Eddie worked at Boeing Aircraft for several years. Eddie m. 2 Oct 1971 Treva Willison-McFarland, b. 18 Aug 1914 d. 1992, dau of Maxine Goforth & John Elmer Willison, Treva was a widow with two dau; Nancy Sue, b. July 1940 & Peggy Ann McFarland, b. June 1947. Ed & Treva moved to Tucson, AZ. Laura & Ed, three children:
Ann Killingsworth m. July 1980, Gary Kent Minor, b. Nov 1938, son of Evelyn Francis Richardson-Minor-Harmon & Vern Bryan Minor. Gary has four children; Vern, Bonnie, Jodie and Mark. Vern and Bonnie are married. Ann is the Girls Physical Ed. Teacher at the McPherson High School Where her students lovingly called her Miss K. The day of the wedding most of the audience was students and former students. Gary is a Debate Instructor at the same school. They built a new home in McPherson, KS.
Janet Killingsworth m. June 1966, First Methodist Ch, Mulvane, KS. Gerald Don Jerry Wood, b.___? Jerry is an Electrical Engineer. Jerry served in the Army NG, Janet is a nurse. They lived in Tulsa, OK for several years, then moved to Mineral Wells, TX. Now back in Tulsa near their daughter Four children:
Michael D. Wood m. July 1988, Melissa Rae Glover, b. June 1968, Benton, Saline Co, AR. dau of Bonny Tompkins & Ray Glover. They live in Broken Arrow, OK. Four children;
Jennifer Wood m. Vince Lorenson, they divorced. Jennifer lives in Tulsa, OK. Jennifer & ___? Beaman, a son, Jennifer & Vince, a daughter;
Ira Lee Overbey born 21 Mar 1884 near Greenfield, IL, m. Minnie Weekley, b. 27 Mar 1884 Portland, Sumner Co, KS. They farmed near Winfield, KS. Ira and Minnie were Baptists. Ira d. 7 Mar 1963, burial, Memorial Lawn Cem Winfield. Three children b. Winfield, KS:
Harold W. Overbey m. 2 April 1935, Mahattan, Riley Co, KS, Frances Louise Summers, b. 10 April 1906, Gypsum, Eagle Co, CO, d. 1 Jan 1960, Winfield, KS, dau of Anna Louise Strohm 4/3/1882-10/1/1907 & Adam Jesse Summers, d. 9/30/1957. Harold worked for the Crayola Co. in Winfield, KS. and Frances was a Nurse at Winfield Hosp. Harold d. 13 Jan 1987, burial, Highland Cem, Winfield. They were members of the First Baptist Ch. Harold was a faithful custodian of the church for many years. Six children b. Winfield, KS:
Paul M. Overbey m. 30 June 1954, Santa Ana, CA, Quanhah Louise "Connie" Hill b. 1937 Santana, CA. They divorced in Tillamook, OR, 3 Jun 1966. Paul d. 20 Feb 1994, burial Highland Cem, Winfield. Four children, first two were b. in Santana, CA;
Gilbert Edgar Overbey m.(1) Eva Young of Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS. They divorced, he m. (2) Mar. 1938 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS., Jennie Mineva Schussee, b.Oct. 1916 Newkirk, Kay Co, OK. d. 18 Aug 1993 near Wichita, KS, dau of Beulah Fern Moumce & Walter Hibbs Schussle. Mineva had a step-father, John Scroggin. They divorced in 1964. Gilbert was a mechanic and owned his own garage in Winfield, KS, for a number of years. Gilbert attended Winfield Baptist Ch. Gilbert was retired living in Burden, KS where he died 21 May 1977. He was also an employee of General Electric Corp. He & Eva had dau. Gilbert & Jennie had five children b. Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS:
Barbara Overbey m.(1) Earl Still, they divorced, she m (2) Kenneth Dewayne Minor, 21 Oct 1982. Kenneth has one son: Lance Minor, b. 11 Nov 1972. They divorced. She m. (3) Mr Vann and lived in Kansas City, MO. Barbara d. 22 Aug 2002, burial, Memorial Lawn Cem, Arkansas City, KS. Barbara & Earl, three children:
Glen C. Still, need info
Henry Lee Still Prob married and lives in the Denver area.
Gilbert Lee Gib Overbey m.(1) 20 June 1964 in KS, Ruth Pulis, She d. in an auto accident 30 Sep 1964. He m (2) 11 June 1967 in KS, Betty Elster, divorced, 1974. He m. (3) 27 Aug 1982 Macksville, Stafford Co, KS. Suzanne Sue Lime, b. 1947, they divorced. He m.  14 Feb 1999, Lubbock, TX, Gloria Francille Davis b, 1940, Abilene, TX. Dau of Joye Elloise Bryan & Arthur Page Davis. Gib served in the US Army. Gib quit school to work in the oil fields but later he aquired his GED. He owned and operated Gib's Block and Stone Masonry in the Tennessee mountains. Gib d. 26 Feb 2010 at home, Tracy City. TN. Burial, Bryan Cem, Morrison, TN. Gloria lives in Tracy City, TN. Gib & Sue, a son;
R. Dean Overbey m (1) Winfield, KS, Sandra Ellen Edwards, b. 17 Dec 1946 in KS, dau of Edna Metzger 10/8/1908-8/2/2005 & Guy Willis Edwards 2/27/1909-8/1969. They divorced. Dean & Sandra had a daughter: He lives in Dexter, KS. He m (2) Jo Anne Buell, a son: He m. (3) Sarah Hannah, They divorced, a daughter:
Melinda Overbey was adopted at age 4 when her mother married Morris G. Belcher. They lived in KS, later moved to WV. Melinda m.  in Charleston, WV, Kevin Edward Ball, a daughter, Lissie. They divorced, 2000. She m.  30 March 2004, Hamilton Square Baptist Ch, Hamilton, NJ, James Kenneth Gallo, Lissie died as the result of a flash fire 14 Oct 2008, Philadelphia, PA. She is employed by an educational publishing company in New York City and lives in Hamilton, NJ.
Wanda Overbey m. Dec. 1941, Winfield, Cowley Co,KS., Robert Lee Williams, b. Mar. 16, 1911, d. in Sep. 23, 1977. Wanda worked for the Social and Rehabilitation Service in Winfield since 1965 and retired in 1983. She d. June 29, 1991. Three children:
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Herbert Ray Overbey born 29 Jul 1889 near Greenfield, IL, m. 5 Jul 1912 Dora McManis, b. 12 Sep 1889, d. 5 Jul 1968, dau. of Clarinda Isabel Wilcox, 8-25-1859, Neoga IL, d. 10-10-1930 & John Charles McManis 10-17-1844, KY, d. 5-18-1905, both d. Wellington, KS. They lived on several farms in south eastern Kansas. South Haven, Latham, Winfield and in Wellington, KS. There the children went to High School. They moved to Rockford, IL. in the 1940’s and Herbert worked there as a carpenter. Herbert d. of cancer in Rockford 23 Jun 1952. Dora moved back to Wichita, KS. where they are both buried in Memorial Lawns Cem. Paul and I had a lot of good time with Aunt Dora and Uncle Herbert and their children. That was before the Big Depression and before we had a family. We liked to go to their farm so I could play with the twins and Paul and the older boys could go fishing. When Lois, Betty and the twins all started crying at once, I would go fishing, too. When the twins were about nine or ten months old, one of them fell out of the baby bed and cut his forehead on the broken milk bottle. Paul rushed Aunt Dora and the baby to the Doctor’s office and I looked after the rest of the children. Eight children:
Owen E. Overbey/Krebs is married, lives in Montana and has two children;
Sabrina Krebs m. ____? Hickman need info??
Deanna Overbey m. Nov 1964, Nahunta, GA, Glenn Charles Penland Sr, b. 1944, Ashville, NC. Divorced , May 1981. Deanna m.  Oct 2001, Lake Placid, FL, James Broughton Grimm, b. 15 May 1945, Zanesville, Muskingim Co, OH, son of;Harry Grimm. Deanna lives in Deltona, FL, where James d. of a heart attack 7 Sep 2005. Deanna & Glen, three children:
Glen C. Penland m. June 2011, Angela Monica Stewart, a son;\;
Tracy Penland m. in FL, Marc Bristol and have two sons;
William Overbey died unmarried in an auto accident 15 April 1972 in Omaha, NE, while serving in the USAF.
Ed Overbey m. Feb 1975, Miami, Dade Co, FL, Delpha Escobedo. Lives in Boca Raton, FL. Two children;
Angela Marie Overbey married Justin___? Feb 2013 in FL.
Bradley Overbey m. Gaby___? A son need info?
Lois Overbey m. 15 Aug 1943, Wellington, Sumner Co, KS, Joe William Sutton, b. 13 May 1923 Melvern, Osage Co, KS, d. 27 Sep 1999, burial Wichita, KS, son of Jessie Schupp and Phillip Roy Sutton. Joe served in the US Army AF during WW 2, Joe did upholstering at Boeing Aircraft Co, for several years. Lois in the Office at Boeing. They lived in a big old house in Wichita, KS. Lois and Shirley live in Childersburg, AL Three children b. Wichita, KS:
Richard D. Sutton m. May 1970, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS, Victoria Lucy Vicky Horning, b. 1948 Stratton, Kit Carson Co, CO, dau of Joan & William Horning. They are Catholic. Live in Winfield, KS. Seven children:
Steven Sutton m. 21 Oct 2006, Theresa Mattal.
Jeffrey Sutton is engaged to be married and lives in Holland, MI.
Sara Sutton is an ICU Neonatal nurse in Kansas City, KS
Kathryn Sutton is a student nurse at Kansas U Medical Center
Wynn Sutton m. 27 June 1974 in KS, Laurie Lee Morgan-Carter, b.
Linda Overbey never married. d. 24 Jan 2014, Benton, AR. She was an LPN and lived in N Little Rock, AR
Lloyd "Ralph" Overbey m. Margaret___? b.___?, d.___? Ralph enlisted "while still 16" in the U.S. Air Force from Sep 1945 til Sep 1965 and retired. He then worked as a Process Inspector for Atlantic Research Corp., makers of Solid Propellant Rocket Motor for the Military. They are also into communications, digital processors, coal slurry, etc. Ralph retired to Benton AR with his twin brother Leonard Ray. Ralph d. 23 June 2010, Benton Saline Co, AR. A daughter:
Lori Lee Overbey m.  in 1973, Edward Alan Kerpash, d. 30 Nov 2001 at home. Elsberry, Lincoln Co, MO. Burial, Elsberry Cem. They divorced. Lori m.  Feb 2004, Portmouth, NH, Paul Mitchell Kegley, b. 1963. Three children:
Alana Kerpash and Ross Bridges, a son. Alana m. May 1998, in Living Waters Ch, Attleboro, MA, Josha Bowes, b. Sep 1975. Alana & Josha, a daughter;
Corey Kerpash and Kelly ____? have two children,
Amanda Kerpash m. Aug 2008, H[ckman, KY, Tom Cabral, b. April 1977 son of Donna Cabral. Lives, Fulton, KY. Two sons;
Carl Raymond Overbey - Nellie Brittion Family
Carl Raymond Overbey b. 9 April 1893 near Greenfield, IL. He m. 25 April 1917 Fort Smith, AR, Helen Katherine Nellie Brittion, b. 27 Sep 1897 Sumner Co, KS, They settled on the farm with his parents, James & Ann Overbey. Jim was ill for several years with cancer. Carl & Nellie did all the farming. They lived on the farm until the estate was settled in the early 1930s. During the depression days it was impossible to keep up the payments on a farm. They moved to Hunnewell, KS. where Carl drove the school bus for several years. They moved to Blackwell, OK. when the children were ready to start to high school and Carl became custodian of the Public School System, until he died of cancer 22 Dec 1964. Nellie was in the Nursing Home in Blackwell for several years before she died 19 Feb 1977 at the age of seventy-nine. Burial Rose Hill Cem, South Haven, KS. Uncle Carl & Aunt Nellie made the best Home Made Ice Cream! Paul and I used to go to the farm, as often as we could, before the Big Depression, in The early 30s and before our family came along. We spent many happy weekends there on the farm with them and their children. Wilma was born just 9 days after we married and she was the first baby I ever changed diapers on. Six children:
Robert L. Overbey never married. He went to college in Oklahoma City. He was an artist. He died in Kansas City while having an operation on 16 Oct 1987 He worked for the Blackwell Newspaper.
Carl Overbey, III m.  Jonice Marie Webb, b._? dau of Patricia OGrady & Jon Webb. They divorced. Carl m.  Anita Ann Sharp, b, Nov 1965. Live in Rogers, AR. Rogers AR is the home of War Eagle Days and Anita & Carl have a lot to do with it as part of it is held on Anita's fathers farm. Carl & Anita, two children;
James Overbey m.  Angela Dawn Mudgett, dau of Mary Mulligan & David Mudgett. They divorced. James m.  Shelley Rae Ramsey, b. Feb 1962. They live in Fayetteville, AR. While living in Blackwell, James worked with his father as a mechanic, now works with his brother Carl for an auto dealer in Rogers, AR. James & Angela, two children, James & Shelly, two children;
James Robert Overbey died 6 April 1946, soon after he graduated from High School at Hunneywell, Sumner Co, KS. Burial, South Haven Cemetery.
Mildred Eileen Overbey m. 18 May 1940. Handcock, WV, Milton Alphine Roberts, b. 5 Jan 1920, Saegertown, Crawford Co, PA, son of Elsie B. Seybert & William C. Roberts. He was a teacher and Principal of Red Lake Day School and White Cone Day School at Tonalea, AZ. for almost 14 years. He was in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He was flying a Cessna 150 practicing for his pilots license when he was killed at Camp Verde, AZ. 23 August 1975. He was Methodist. Mildred taught in Red Lake Day school for 9 years. She was a member of the Christian Church. As a child Mildred was called Eileen and that is what I still call her. Mildred m. 9 Oct. 1976, Pete King. Pete was a Contractor. They lived in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ. Pete d. 9 July 1981. Mildred d. 3 Jan 2013 at Home in Phoenix, AZ. Mildred & Milton, two sons:
Dan L. Roberts m.  Barbara May Wilson, b. Feb 1945, Los Angeles, CA. Divorced, 2000. Dan was in the Air Force. Dan m.  Jan 2009, Barbara Maier b. April 1951, Edmunton, Alberta, Canada. Three dau:
Melissa Roberts m. Rick St. Mary. They live in Phoenix, AZ. Three children:
Jeanette Roberts m. William Francis Coppola. They live in Phoenix, AZ. Two children:
Bob Roberts m. 14 Feb 1969, Camp Verde, AZ., in the High School gym, Gwena Faye Reid, b. 26 Feb 1950,, Camp Verde, AZ. Bob taught math, science & history at Camp Verde and retired after 27 yrs of service and Gwena teaches Kindergarten at Lake Monezuma, AZ. Bob d. 4 Oct 2008, after battling cancer for 39 yrs at Banner Estrella Med Center, Phoenix, AZ. Gwena lives, Rimrock AZ,. Two sons:
Jim Roberts m. 27 June 1997, South Jordan, UT, Jeanette Norma Jenny Hardy b.__? They met in Cedar City, UT, while attending Southern Utah U. Jim graduated 1998 with a BS in chemiestry and Jenny in 1999 with a BS in Business Management. Live, Litchfield Park, AR. Three children;
Scott Roberts m. 29 June 2013 Amber Beeler__? Live, Surprise, AZ. Twin sons;
James Robert Overbey died 6 April 1946, soon after he graduated from High School at Hunneywell, Sumner Co, KS. Burial South Haven Cemetery.
Wilma Overbey m. July 3, 1947 Marvin Tobin, b. Dec. 12, 1922, d. Dec. 18, 1977. They lived in Ft. Smith, AR for many years, Wilma was a real estate Sales Associate. Wilma died in 1999 and is buried in Eufaula, OK Two children:
Rebecca Becky Wirtz m. 23 Mar 1974, Trinity Lutheran Ch, Blackwell, OK, David Glen Muret, 2 Dec 1953, Blackwell, OK.-18 Nov 2014, Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City. to Bessie June Croft 10/13/1925-3/28/2008 & Wayne Franklin Muret -6/25/1986. David attended Oklahoma State U. David was an A1 cabinet maker. Becky lives in Blackwell. Three sons:
Dan Muret m. Tonja____ live in Celina, TX. Two children;
Brian Muret m. Channa_____ live Blackwell. OK. Three children;
Kyle Muret & Jennifer Dault live in Sweetwater, OK
Cynthia Cindy Wirtz m. 17 July 1982, Lorin Eugene Butch Hall, b. 11 June 1964. They divorced. She m. (2) 19 Aug 1996, Blackwell, Kay Co, OK, James Lee Jim Lawrence, b. 25 Oct 1963, Canton, OH, son of June & James W. Lawrence. Jim served 4 years in the US Army. They live just W. of Blackwell, OK. Cindy & Lorin, a son;
It really pays to advertise. I had lost all track of the Emmet Walker family since 1977 when we had stopped in Denver, CO. to see them. We meaning, Paul, our grandson Tim and me. I sent in an article to the Cappers Weekly, a neighbor of Jack and Verleen Johnstone read the article and told them about it. She knew that Jack was a nephew of Emmet Walker. Jack is a son of W. B. & Octavia Johnstone and Octavia was a sister of Emmet Walker. Verleen sent me Martins address. I was thrilled to get the address and from the quick answer, Martin was thrilled to hear from us. For over two years I had made inquiry after inquiry to different places in Denver, post office, telephone office and even police, but the answer was th same, no one lived in Denver by that name. In June of 1983 my Paul and I went to Denver and talked to different people to see if we could find the Walkers. No luck. Then I sent in the article and it came out in the September 8 issue.
Martin "JM" Walker m. 1 May 1939 Lorna Elizabeth Overhold, b. 20 Apr 1917 Ellinwood, Barton Co, KS, d. 29 Jul 1967 Denver, burial Commerce City, CO. She graduated from grade & high school in Ellinwood then went to Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, KS. Martin was living in Great Bend, KS. when they met. Lorna was teaching music in the rural schools at the time of their marriage. In later years she taught piano and organ in their home. She was the Christian Church Organist in Longmont, CO, until they moved to Denver in 1966. He was an auto mechanic for 35 years and worked in the oil fields for about 13 years. After Lorna died Martin was alone until he m.(2) Oct. 7, 1971 at Denver CO. Elizabeth VanHorn, born in Burma, dau. of Alice Owells & Clarence VanHorn who were missionaries in Burma. Her father was also a Math teacher at Rangoon College in Burma. Elizabeth is a retired School teacher. She has a dau. and a grandson by her first marriage. Martin retired to Kerrville, TX, where he enjoyed fishing as much as he could. Martin d. April 15, 1993, Kerrville, TX, his ashes were spread on his favorite fishing spots in beautiful Pouder Canyon, CO. Elizabeth moved back to the west coast with her daughter after JM passed and was living in Portland [Multnomah Co.], Oregon when she died on Nov. 15, 2004. Martin and Lorna had four children:
Timothy Cox m. June 1993, Blue Springs, MO, Patricia Marie Williams, b. May 1956. He served in the US Army in Germany. Patricia had two son from her first marriage; Robert Lee, b. Sep 1974 & Anthony Lee Williams, b. Jan 1976. He retired and now lives in Long Island, KS. A son;
Terry Cox m. Aug 1988, Blue Springs, MO, Linda Sue Smith b. Feb 1964, Overland Park, MO. went to the Kansas Technical Institute. He lived in Peoria, IL, now in Windsor, CO. Three children;
Ronnie Cox m. 1989 in FL. Sue__? Lived in Norton, KS, went to Norton High School, went to a Medical College, became a doctor Austin, TX/Three children;
Julie Cox m. Mar 2004, Ft Collins, CO, Chad Alan Iverson b. Aug 1973, Ft Collins, CO. She was active in sports. Has a masters degree physical theraphy. Three Children;
Roger Walker m. July 1961, Longmont, Boulder Co, CO. Marjorie Ellaruth Margie Thompson b. Aug 1942 Oak Park, Cook Co, IL, dau. of Lois Taletha Wollenberg & Stuart Mellor Thompson. Margie is a very busy housewife and part-time [now retired} food server for the Americana Hotels at the Bell System Center for Technical Education. Roger retired in Jan 2008 from Catching Fluidpower as an outside salesman of pneumatic and hydraulic systems & components, where he worked since April 1969, and spends a lot of time tinkering and watching sporting events with their grandchildren. (Paul and I attended their wedding and have not seen any of Martin's family since then. We did see Martin & Lorna one time after that, in the summer of 1967.) Roger d. 8 Sep 2014 at Home. Six children:
R. Kevin Walker, born on his father's birthday and Father's day. Kevin m.  Aug 1983, Downers Grove, IL. Debra Ann Spiers, b. Oct 1962 dau. of Kathy Kozlik & Scott Spiers. Divorced, mid 1980s. Kevin m.  in 1991, Glen Arbor, MI, Rosemary Bender, b. Mar 1963, Lisle, IL. Rosemary had a son Christopher before they were met and he was adopted by Kevin. Kevin is an EDM (Electronic Discharge Machining) programmer and has been employed with them since high school. They live in Lisle, IL
Kenneth C. Walker m. Nov 1981, Lisle, Du Page Co, IL, Elizabeth Ann Scharnagle, b. April 1963, Chicago, IL., dau. of Donna Jean & Anthony Howard Brown. They divorced, 1986. He m.  in 1993, Glen Arbor, MI, Tara___? They divorced. He m.  in 2000, Lexington, KY, Angela___? Kenny was in the US Navy from Aug 1981 till April 1984, was stationed at Portmouth, VA, & Great Lakes Naval Station. They live in Albuquerque, NM. Ken & Elizabeth, two children;
J. Keith Walker m. Aug 1986, Wheaton, Du Page Co, IL, Laurie Susanne MacKay, b. Mar 1964, Rochester, NY, dau of Barbara & James F. Mackay. Keith graduated from Northern Illinois U in 1987 and owned and operated several business?s over the years. Dan was a senior in high school and played varsity baseball. Brian is the first known family member to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed in Dec 2003. Brian is on an insulin pump 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. With new technological advancements in diabetes care, Brian is expected to lead a fairly normal, long life. They live in Aurora, IL. Two sons, b. Winfield, Du Page Co, IL;
S. Kirk Walker m. July 1991, Glen Arbor, Leelanau Co, MI, Dana Therese Naylor, b. Dec 1962 dau of Ellie & Jerry Naylor. In High school he was a good student and an all round athlete played football, baseball and wrestling. Kirk is also in the EDM field and is one of the most expert technicians on Charmilles technologies EDM systems. He travels for Charmillies and troubleshoots problem systems. Lives in Troy MO. A daughter;
Kent M. Walker m. Oct 1991, Lisle, Du Page Co, IL, Linda Ormsby, b. Nov 1968 dau of Marlene & Robert Ormsby. Kent is also in the ADM field and has worked with Kevin at the same company for the past 12 yrs. They live in Aurora, IL Two children b. Winfield, Du Page Co, IL;
Kathleen Kathy Walker m. July 1996 in IL, Michael Szela, b. Sep 1970 son of Melenie & Frank Scela. They live in Aurora, IL Two sons b. Winfield, Du Page Co, IL;
Evelyn Lorene Walker m.(1) 25 Feb 1942, Ponca City, Kay Co, OK, John Kyle LeMaster. They divorced. Evelyn m. (2) 23 May 1954, Longmont, Boulder Co, CO, Hugh LeRex Rex Bateman, b. 17 April 1904, Seymour, Wayne Co, IA, d. 8 Nov 1969, Longmont, CO, son of Leah Elizabeth Eckles & Joseph Bateman. Rex was a building inspector and they both belonged to the Nazarene Ch. Evelyn was a secretary, living in KS., OK., Co, TX. & Weiser, ID. Evelyn d. 31 Jan 2003, Weiser, Washington Co, ID, on her daughters birthday.
Carolyn LeMaster m. Nov 1960, Longmont, CO, Robin Alan Jochem, b. Dec 1935 in CO. Live in Parma, ID, 83660. Two children:
Angela Jochem m. Christopher Scott Hendricks, b. Nov 1970. They Live in Parma, ID. Two Children;
Valerie Jochem m. Jan 1989 Laramie, WY, Brett Matthew Hennigh, b. Feb 1969 Fort Knox, KY. Live in Hartville, WY. Three children;
Lea Ann Bateman m. Oct 1978, Boise, Ada Co, ID, John Franklin King, b. Feb 1947, Boise, ID, son of Emestine Willa Popkey 1920-1983 & Donald Earl King 1918-1989. Live in Boise, ID. Two children b. Boise, Ada Co, ID;
Curtis H. Bateman is single and lives and works in Redmond, WA.
Louvicy Jane Overbey was born 4 June 1854, in Lauderdale Co. AL. She was known by all her family as Aunt Sis. She was m.(1) 1 Feb 1871, Dewitt Co, IL, Alexander Arthington. They divorced and she m. (2) 15 Jan 1885,
Dewitt Co, IL, Henry Steele, b. Sep 1939, IN. Someone in the family said she died in the Quincy County Veteran's Home but they have no record of her death there. No record of her ever being there. I wrote to several other Veteran's Homes and did not find where she died or when. She did have seven children:
1-2-5-1 Jonathon W Arthington, b 15 Dec 1871, 4 Oct 1919, IL
1-2-5-2 David E. Arthington, b 1874 IL--??
1-2-5-3 Edna May Arthington, b--?? m. 20 Oct 1897 in Greene Co, IL Marshall Perry Cozadd, b.12 Jan 1872, d 10 Oct 1917, Wood River, IL
1-2-5-4 William Arthington
1-2-5-5 Eddie Arthington, b. Oct 1880 IL
1-2-5-6 Ora Henry Steele,
1-2-5-7 Lester Steele, b. 1895, IL
Jonathon W Arthington m. 1895, Il, Martha A. Odell, b. Aug 1876, Il. d. 1920
Lester Steele m. IL Mary M.__? b. 1885. Lived in Wapella, IL. A son 1920 census
With more time and more money I might have been able to have found out more about the Arthington and Steele families but maybe after this is printed someone will come up with some information and send it to me.
Henry Searles was the father of Mariah Searles-Overbey. He m. Ann Beasley, daughter of Jesse Fendal Beasley, a very wealthy plantation owner in Giles County, TN. In 1975 I received a letter from Nelle J. Smith of Pulaski, Tennessee and she gave me a lot of information about the Beasleys. Quoting from her letter, Goodsprings is a small community west of Pulaski and near Lawrence Co. TN. line. That is the area where Surles (Searles) (Surls) settled and some of the family are buried in the Cemetery there. When I was growing up, Willis Surles had married Willie McMasters. The McMasters lived here at Aspen Hill and I used to play with the Surls grandchildren when they visited Ma and Pa McMasters. Goodsprings isnt near a waterway so the family must have gone into north Alabama before 1850 as I do not find them in the Giles Co. Census. Muscle Shoals is about 69-70 miles south of Goodsprings and would probably have been where they started by boat, going on the Tennessee River up through Tenn. to KY line and to the Ohio River above Cairo. I am working with my brother-in-law on the Beasley line. In Deed Book B. page 93--300 acres, reg. 11, July 1811. Land on both sides of Richland Creek bounded by Captain John Yancy--from Richland Hightower to Jess Beasley.--Records show Jessee Beasley made deed of gift to his son William M. Beasley (Beasley girls still live on the old place). Other records show Jesse Beasley children: Burton Beasley, Fendall Beasley, William M. Beasley and Jane or Ann married Henry Searls.
May term of Court--Minute Book for 1829--Henry Sirl (Surles) (Searles) recorded as guardian of his children: Mariah B., Susan B., Nancy E., Mahala and Francis M. for purpose of receiving their share of Grandfather Jesse Beasleys estate. note; (Their mother must have died and he filed to receive their share. If the mother had been alive this would not have been necessary.) Henry Searls married 2nd Anna Barber before 1828.
I hope this will help. Most of the families that came about the time Jesse Beasley did were from North Carolina and settled in the same area.
(I received a letter from a descendant of James Serles, J88, brother of Mariah, and he gave me the name Rebecca for the wife of Jesse Fendal Beasley. Thank you Gary Phillips, Rt 3, Box 146, Edmonton, KY 42129. Sept. 3, 1983)
After receiving these two letter I started checking out 1850 Census Micro-film records of North Carolina. I finally found this in Wake County, Panther Branch Dist.
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