Donald G. Smith

M, b. 10 May 1937, d. 30 August 2010
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald G. Smith was also known as Don.
  • Donald G. Smith was born on 10 May 1937 at Illinois.
  • He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
  • Donald G. Smith died on 30 August 2010 at age 73 Donald G. Smith, 73, 162 Columbus Ave., passed away at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    He was born in Galesburg on May 10, 1937, the son of the late Robert E. and Nellie W. Smith. Surviving are a son, Robert (Traci) Smith of East Galesburg; grandson Stuart A. Smith; two sisters, Marjorie Kasparie of Woodhull and Maxine (Frank) Simpson of Bushnell; as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special friend and companion, Donna Scott.
    He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1956. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 649. In addition, he worked for John Deere and various local manufacturing companies. He was a past member of Masonic Lodge, Post 155, Galesburg. His self-appointed priority was his family and friends. Don was the ultimate brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and always ready for a celebration.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Earl, Clyde, Harold, Glen, Lyle, Dean and Max; and two sisters, Marie Despain and Barbara Fox.
    Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, with the Rev. Milton H. Marquith officiating. Fellowship and celebration of life will take place after the service at Galesburg American Legion Post 285.
    Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Earl F. Smith

M, b. 1913, d. before September 2010
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Census DateLocation
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisEarl F. Smith was listed as a son in Robert E. Smith's household on the 1930 Census at Victoria, Knox, Illinois.1
     On 14 July 1942 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Peoria, Illinois, Name: Earl F Smith
Birth Year: 1913
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Illinois
State of Residence: Illinois

Enlistment Date: 14 Jul 1942
Enlistment State: Illinois
Enlistment City: Peoria
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 1 year of high school
Civil Occupation: Skilled occupations in production of beverages
Marital Status: Married
Height: 69
Weight: 145.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Victoria, Knox, Illinois; Roll: 527; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 55; Image: 113.0.

Clyde R. Smith

M, b. 1915, d. before 1995
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Census DateLocation
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisClyde R. Smith was listed as a son in Robert E. Smith's household on the 1930 Census at Victoria, Knox, Illinois.1
     On 30 June 1941 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Chicago, Illinois, Name: Clyde R Smith
Birth Year: 1915
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Illinois
State of Residence: Illinois

Enlistment Date: 30 Jun 1941
Enlistment State: Illinois
Enlistment City: Chicago
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Packing, filling, labeling, marking, bottling, and related occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 152.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Victoria, Knox, Illinois; Roll: 527; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 55; Image: 113.0.

Marie A. Smith

F, b. circa 1918, d. before 1995
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Despain.
Census DateLocation
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisMarie A. Smith was listed as a daughter in Robert E. Smith's household on the 1930 Census at Victoria, Knox, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Victoria, Knox, Illinois; Roll: 527; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 55; Image: 113.0.

Harold W. Smith

M, b. circa 1919, d. before 1995
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Census DateLocation
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisHarold W. Smith was listed as a son in Robert E. Smith's household on the 1930 Census at Victoria, Knox, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Victoria, Knox, Illinois; Roll: 527; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 55; Image: 113.0.

Charles G. Ridenour

M, b. June 1866
  • Charles G. Ridenour was born in June 1866 at Illinois.
  • He married Margaret (?) circa 1888.
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Kewanne, Henry, IllinoisCharles G. Ridenour was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Kewanne, Henry, Illinois.1

Children of Charles G. Ridenour and Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Kewanne, Henry, Illinois; Roll: T623_306; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 15.

Margaret (?)

F, b. June 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1888As of circa 1888,her married name was Ridenour.
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Kewanne, Henry, IllinoisMargaret (?) was listed as wife in Charles G. Ridenour's household on the 1900 Census at Kewanne, Henry, Illinois.1
     Margaret (?) had 3 with 2 living in 1900 children.

Children of Margaret (?) and Charles G. Ridenour

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Kewanne, Henry, Illinois; Roll: T623_306; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 15.

Iva M. Ridenour

F, b. December 1890
Father*Charles G. Ridenour b. Jun 1866
Mother*Margaret (?) b. Jun 1872
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Kewanne, Henry, IllinoisIva M. Ridenour was listed as a daughter in Charles G. Ridenour's household on the 1900 Census at Kewanne, Henry, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Kewanne, Henry, Illinois; Roll: T623_306; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 15.

Dean Smith

M, d. before 1995
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895

Charles F. Jones

M, b. 12 March 1923, d. 14 January 2009
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Minnie Taylor
  • Charles F. Jones was born on 12 March 1923.
  • He was the son of Joseph Jones and Minnie Taylor.
  • Charles F. Jones married Naomi Ruth Kasparie, daughter of Bert William Kasparie and Della Mae Worley, in 1968.
  • Charles F. Jones died on 14 January 2009 at age 85 CHARLES F. JONES, age 85, of 1719 US Highway 150 E, Gilson, Illinois died on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 9:15 A.M. at the Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born on March 12, 1923 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Minnie Taylor Jones. He married Naomi Kasparie in 1968 in Williamsfield, Illinois. She survives of Gilson, Illinois.
    Also surviving are four sons, Fred (Sharon) Jones of St. David, Illinois, Arthur (Marcia) Jones of Lewistown, Illinois, Russell (Diana) Jones of Nicholasville, Kentucky and Lewis (Shelly) Jones of Abingdon, Illinois; two daughters, Sherlyn (Ira) Bowersox of Bloomfield, Iowa and Bonnie (Gary) Jaeckle of Diagonal, Iowa; six stepsons, Henry (Phyllis) Kelso of East Galesburg, Illinois, Bert (Brenda) Kelso of Galesburg, Illinois, Lester (Mayeit) Kelso of Galesburg, Illinois, Glenn (Kathy) Kelso of Galesburg, Illinois, Francis (Marlyn) Kelso of Gilson, Illinois and John W. Kelso of Knoxville, Illinois; nineteen grandchildren; fifteen step grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; eleven step great grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Jones of Lewistown, Illinois and one sister, Ruby Foster of Colchester, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter: Gladys Ann; three brothers: Robert, Clifford and Alfred and one sister: Frances.
    He was reared and educated in the Avon, Illinois area. He served in the United States Army during World War II from July 12, 1944 until June 19, 1946 in Central Europe. He received the Victory Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon With One Bronze Battle Star; Two Overseas Service Bars; Army of Occupation Medal-Germany and the Good Conduct Medal. He worked with timber for Milo Richmond and on a farm for Barney Ott.
    Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Milton Marquith officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial in Trenton Cemetery in rural Dahinda, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Family. On-line condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.

Child of Charles F. Jones

Joseph Jones

M

Children of Joseph Jones and Minnie Taylor

Minnie Taylor

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jones.

Children of Minnie Taylor and Joseph Jones

Wilbur Richard Kelso

M, b. 28 May 1920, d. 27 November 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilbur Richard Kelso was also known as Wilbert.
  • Wilbur Richard Kelso was born on 28 May 1920 at Cook, Illinois.
  • He married Naomi Ruth Kasparie, daughter of Bert William Kasparie and Della Mae Worley, before 1940.
  • Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie were divorced in April 1961.
  • Wilbur Richard Kelso died on 27 November 1996 at age 76.

Children of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie

Brenda J. (?)

F, b. 18 March 1944, d. before 2016
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kelso.
  • Brenda J. (?) was born on 18 March 1944.
  • She died before 2016.

Lester M. Kelso

M, b. 3 May 1943, d. before 2016
Father*Wilbur Richard Kelso b. 28 May 1920, d. 27 Nov 1996
Mother*Naomi Ruth Kasparie b. 29 Dec 1921, d. 30 Sep 2016

Glenn Garner Kelso

M, b. 24 July 1945, d. 15 August 2009
Father*Wilbur Richard Kelso b. 28 May 1920, d. 27 Nov 1996
Mother*Naomi Ruth Kasparie b. 29 Dec 1921, d. 30 Sep 2016
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGlenn Garner Kelso was also known as Glen G.
  • Glenn Garner Kelso was born on 24 July 1945.
  • He was the son of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie.
  • Glenn Garner Kelso died on 15 August 2009 at age 64 Glenn Garner Kelso, 64, Galesburg, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 15, 2009) at home. He was born July 24, 1945, in Dahinda, the son of Wilbur and Naomi Kasparie Kelso. He married Karen Howard on March 16, 1970, in Knoxville. Surviving are sons, William (Nancy) Kelso, Knoxville and Robert Kelso, Panama City Beach, Fla; grandsons, Ryan and Nathan Gibbs; granddaughter: Samantha LaPorte; mother, Naomi Jones, Gilson; and brothers: Henry "Hank" (Phyllis) Kelso, East Galesburg, Bert (Brenda) Kelso, Galesburg, Lester (Mayeit) Kelso, Galesburg and Francis (Marilyn) Kelso, Gilson. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Kelso; and stepfather, Charles F. Jones. He was raised and educated in Dahinda. He worked as a fork lift operator for Koppers in Galesburg. He attended East Galesburg Community Chapel in East Galesburg. Fishing in Spoon River, hunting and trapping were his favorite pastimes.
    We love him and will miss him for the rest of our lives. Cremation rites will be accorded.
    A memoral service will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Center, 126 S. Public Square, Knoxville. Inurnment will be at a later date.
    Memorials may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
     On 18 July 1953 at Glenn Kelso birthday party.
Glenn Kelso birthday party 21 July 1953 Galesburg Register-Mail (Galesburg, IL)

Gladys Ann Jones

F, d. before 2009
Father*Charles F. Jones b. 12 Mar 1923, d. 14 Jan 2009
  • Gladys Ann Jones was the daughter of Charles F. Jones.
  • Gladys Ann Jones died before 2009.

Robert Jones

M, d. before 2009
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Minnie Taylor

Clifford Jones

M, d. before 2009
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Minnie Taylor

Alfred Jones

M, d. before 2009
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Minnie Taylor

Frances Jones

F, d. before 2009
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Minnie Taylor

Claire Gough

M, b. 20 May 1919, d. 1955
  • Claire Gough was born on 20 May 1919 at Knox, Illinois.
  • He died in 1955.

William George Siebers

M, b. 29 June 1911, d. 17 February 1999

Birney Mckinley Whitley

M, b. 18 January 1930, d. 6 June 1999
Father*James Franklin Whitley b. 22 Jan 1909, d. 9 Dec 1979
Mother*Mabel A. Judd b. 18 Jul 1912, d. 20 Feb 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBirney Mckinley Whitley was also known as Bernie.
  • Birney Mckinley Whitley married Ernestine E. (?).
  • Birney Mckinley Whitley was born on 18 January 1930 at Missouri.
  • He was the son of James Franklin Whitley and Mabel A. Judd.
  • Birney Mckinley Whitley died on 6 June 1999 at age 69.
  • He was buried after 6 June 1999 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
Census DateLocation
8 April 1930Mason, Marion, MissouriBirney Mckinley Whitley was listed as a grandson in James Elmer Whitley's household on the 1930 Census at Mason, Marion, Missouri.1
13 April 1940Hannibal, Marion, MissouriBirney Mckinley Whitley was listed as a son in James Franklin Whitley's household on the 1940 Census at Hannibal, Marion, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Mason, Marion, Missouri; Roll: 1212; Page: 9A; Image: 19.0; Family History Library Film: 2340947.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Hannibal, Marion, Missouri; Roll: T627_2128; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 64-12.

Magdalena (?)

F, b. 1856, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMagdalena (?) was also known as Magdlean (?).
Married NameHer married name was Neisius.
Census DateLocation
1885Marion, Plymouth, IowaMagdalena (?) appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Mathias Neisius at Marion, Plymouth, Iowa; living next door to Michael Neisius.

Children of Magdalena (?) and Mathias Neisius

Matthew D. Neisius

M, b. December 1833, d. before 1925
Father*(?) Neisius
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMatthew D. Neisius was also known as Michael J.
Name VariationMatthew D. Neisius was also known as M. J.
Name VariationMatthew D. Neisius was also known as Mat.
Name VariationMatthew D. Neisius was also known as Mathias.
  • Matthew D. Neisius was born in December 1833 at Germany.
  • He was the son of (?) Neisius.
  • Matthew D. Neisius married Magdalena Pitch, daughter of (?) Pitch, in 1858.
  • Matthew D. Neisius died before 1925.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Marion, Plymouth, IowaMatthew D. Neisius was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Marion, Plymouth, Iowa.1
1885America, Plymouth, IowaHe appeared on the census of 1885 at America, Plymouth, Iowa.
7 June 1900Marion, Plymouth, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Marion, Plymouth, Iowa.2
     Matthew D. Neisius and Magdalena Pitch immigrated in 1871 Year: 1871
Place: America
Family Members: Wife Magdalena Deutsch; Daughter Katharina; Son Mathias; Daughter Susanna; Son Nikolaus
Source Publication Code: 5475.1
Primary Immigrant: Neisius, Mathias.

Children of Matthew D. Neisius and Magdalena Pitch

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Marion, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: 359; Family History Film: 1254359; Page: 58B; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 0407.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Marion, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T623_ 453; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 110.

Magdalena Pitch

F, b. 1 February 1840, d. 26 January 1911
Father*(?) Pitch
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMagdalena Pitch was also known as Lena.
Name VariationMagdalena Pitch was also known as Deutsch.
Name VariationMagdalena Pitch was also known as Daudch.
Name VariationMagdalena Pitch was also known as Sena.
Name VariationMagdalena Pitch was also known as Pitsch.
Married Name1858As of 1858,her married name was Neisius.
  • Magdalena Pitch was born on 1 February 1840 at Germany.
  • She was the daughter of (?) Pitch.
  • Magdalena Pitch married Matthew D. Neisius, son of (?) Neisius, in 1858.
  • Magdalena Pitch died on 26 January 1911 at age 70 Mrs. Michael Neisius died at her home, 130 Fifth street, at three o’clock yesterday following an illness of some weeks. She was a resident of Plymouth County for thirty-three years, living on a farm east of town until nine years ago, when with her husband she moved to town. She was a native of Prussia, where she was born on February 1, 1840. Her maiden name was Sena Daudch. She was united in marriage with M. J. Neisius in 1858 and they came to America in 1871, settling in Roscoe county. Six children were born to their union of whom three boys passed away in early
    manhood. Three living are: Mrs. John Neisius, Mrs. Kate Peysen and John Neisus. There are also nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Neisus is seventy-seven years old. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary three years ago. The funeral will be held on Saturday at St. Joseph’s church.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Marion, Plymouth, IowaMagdalena Pitch was listed as wife in Matthew D. Neisius's household on the 1880 Census at Marion, Plymouth, Iowa.1
1885America, Plymouth, IowaMagdalena Pitch appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Matthew D. Neisius at America, Plymouth, Iowa.
7 June 1900Marion, Plymouth, IowaMagdalena Pitch was listed as wife in Matthew D. Neisius's household on the 1900 Census at Marion, Plymouth, Iowa.2
     Magdalena Pitch and Matthew D. Neisius immigrated in 1871 Year: 1871
Place: America
Family Members: Wife Magdalena Deutsch; Daughter Katharina; Son Mathias; Daughter Susanna; Son Nikolaus
Source Publication Code: 5475.1
Primary Immigrant: Neisius, Mathias. Magdalena Pitch had 6 with 4 living in 1900 children.

Children of Magdalena Pitch and Matthew D. Neisius

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Marion, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: 359; Family History Film: 1254359; Page: 58B; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 0407.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Marion, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T623_ 453; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 110.

(?) Pitch

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Pitch was also known as (?) Pitsch.

Children of (?) Pitch

(?) Neisius

M

Children of (?) Neisius

(?) Watgen

M, d. before 1925
  • (?) Watgen was born at Luxemburg.
  • He married Susan Seamon.
  • (?) Watgen died before 1925.

Child of (?) Watgen and Susan Seamon