Location: Lewis County NY

Biography of Walter A. Jones

Walter A. Jones is judge of the Probate Court of Lyon County and represents one of the very first families in Lyon County and in that section of Kansas. Both he and other members of the family have accounted well for themselves in the business, farming, professional and civic life of the county. His father, Griffith P. Jones, formerly a merchant at Emporia, is one of the most extensive raisers and breeders of Hereford cattle in Lyon County. He was born in Carnarvonshire, Wales, in 1847, a son of John and Jeanette Jones. John Jones was born in Carnarvonshire, Wales, and spent his life there on the farm which his ancestors had occupied for fully three centuries before him. After his death his widow Jeanette Jones, in 1852, brought her family to America, landing in New York City and afterwards going to Lewis County, New York. She married for her second husband Richard Humphries, and in 1880 they came to Emporia, where she died. Griffith P. Jones, who was five years old when brought to America, lived in New York State during his youth and in 1868 at the age of twenty-one arrived in Lyon County, Kansas. Emporia was then a village, and for four years he was employed by the firm of Bancroft & McCarty, merchants. He then established the G. P. Jones Clothing Store which is still...

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Caroline C. Todd Cunningham of Elyria OH

CUNNINGHAM, Caroline C. Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 2, 1824, in Martins-burgh, N. Y., died Sept. 3, 1907, married Sept. 18, 1850, Myron H. Cunningham, who was born Sept. 20, 1823, in Lancaster, Erie County, N. Y., he is now (1912) living in Elyria, Ohio. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sept. 18, 1900. They lived on a farm most of their lives. He is still (1912) very active for a person of his age, being in his ninetieth year. Children: I. Frank I., b. Aug. 4, 1851, m. Nov. 13, 1873, Louise Rutson, they had seven children, all born in Texas, where they now (1912) reside. He resides in Jackson, Mich. They were (1) Florence Bertha; (2) Clifford Myron; (3) Annie Bell; (4) Carrie Louise; (5) William; (6) Charles; (7) Harry. II. Dorah H., b. Aug. 23, 1854, m. Oct. 10, 1877, Charles R. Fowler. They live in Elyria, Ohio. III. Mary S., b. Oct. 2, 1856, m. Jan. 4, 1882, William H. Fisher. They live now (1912) in Columbus, Ohio. Issue: (1) Lewis William, b. Dec., 1882, is married and lives in Columbus, Ohio; (2) Ruth Louise, b. Feb. 1890, is married and lives in Columbus, Ohio. IV. Stella I., b. Feb. 13, 1860, m. Jan. 1, 1883, Arthur J. King, of Elyria, O., they reside in Kansas City, Mo. Issue: (1) Bessie,...

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Leonard Hitchcock Todd of Rockford IL

Leonard Hitchcock Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 12, 1818, in Lowville, N. Y., died Oct. 31, 1861, in Rockford, Ill., married first, Oct. 1, 1840, Betsey A. Hunt, who died June 28, 1841. He married second, March 9, 1846, Laura A. Matheson, who died June 26, 1848. Married third, June 18, 1849, Augusta A. Ruger, who married, second, Gilbert Woodruff, of Rockford, Ill. Children: 1554. Lena M., b. March 1851, unmarried, lives in Rockford, Ill. 1555. Frances Abbie, b. Oct. 10, 1855, unmarried, lives in Rockford, Ill. 1556. Charles S., b. Oct. 1852, d. July 6, 1861, of Diphtheria. 1557. Caroline, b. in Rockford, Ill., d....

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Lorenzo D. Todd of Elyria OH

Lorenzo D. Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 29, 1820, in Lowville, N. Y., died April 8, 1895, in Elyria, Ohio, where he was buried, married, Nov. 9, 1845, in Watertown, N. Y., by Rev. Isaac Brayton, Harriet S. daughter of David W. Mills, who was born Sept. 13, 1826, in Watertown, N. Y., died May 25, 1900, in Elyria, Ohio, where she too was buried. Mr. Todd was a shoemaker by trade and worked at the business most of the time, though farming at intervals. He and family moved to Elyria, Ohio, about 1850, and lived there most of the time thereafter, execpting only when he went to Rockford, Ill., where he engaged in the shoe business with his brother, Leonard H. Todd. Five years before his death he contracted the disease called Shingles, leaving him with a terrible pain in his side, from which he suffered the remainder of his days. Children: *1558. Marvin Mills, b. April 8, 1847. *1559. Harriet Julia, b. Nov. 9, 1848. 1560. Alice Caroline, b. July 10, 1854, d. June 28, 1861, of...

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Silas Todd of Mina NY

Silas Todd7, (Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 26, 1798, in Plymouth, Conn., married Nov. 30, 1825, Betsey Filley, who was born Aug. 13, 1800, in East Granby, Conn. Mr. Todd was married in Lowville, N. Y., and soon after moved to Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he bought land which was covered with heavy timber. He cleared a spot large enough for his house and a garden. The house he built of logs, and here the first three children were born. About 1832, he hired out to a man in Sherman, N. Y., to manage an ashery. As the work was very exacting, he soon gave it up, and started for Illinois, where he bought a nice prairie farm. After having bought the farm, he went back to New York to get his family and household goods and again started for Illinois and their new home, the journey being made with a team. This was about 1843. He believed in education, and they both were very anxious to have their children receive a good one, and helped them all within their power. Children: *1393. James Doeg, b. Nov. 22, 1826. *1394. Esther Elvira, b. Dec. 17, 1828. *1395. Adelia Eliza, b. Jan. 30, 1832. *1396. Edward Payson, b. July 24, 1837. *1397. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22,...

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Hazel Orilla Todd Amsden of New Berlin NY

AMSDEN, Hazel Orilla Todd9, (John B.8, Hiram7, Isaac6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 16, 1890, at Lyons Falls, N. Y., married at Oneonta, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1911, J. B. Amsden. In 1920 they lived in New Berlin, N. Y., where he owns and operates a farm. Children: I. John T., b. Sept. 8, 1914. II. Dorothy J., b. May 23,...

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Biographical Sketch of Edgar H. Wilson

Born at Depauville, Jefferson County, New York, January 28, 1874, Edgar H. Wilson came to Moline, Illinois, with his parents, George T. and Mary E. Wilson, in the year 1892. He was educated in Lowville Academy, Lowville, New York. Leaving school at the age of seventeen he entered the service of Grant & Mould, grocers, at Watertown, New York, with whom he remained for three years when the family moved west. Arriving at Moline, Mr. Wilson was employed as clerk in the grocery store of George L. Benson at 1620 Third Avenue; at the expiration of three years he purchased the stock and fixtures of Mr. Benson and conducted the business on his own hook until September, 1902, when he, in company with C. W. Wright, organized the Wright Carriage Body Company and built that well known plant with Mr. Wright as Manager and Mr. Wilson as Secretary and Treasurer. Since Mr. Wright’s retirement from the concern in 1904 Mr. Wilson has been in sole charge of factory and office. In the year 1898, on Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Wilson was joined in marriage to Miss Emma Wright, daughter of C. W. Wright, of the above Company. In politics Mr. Wilson is a Republican; he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, where he officiates as organist; he is also a member of the Young Men’s Christian Association, and...

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