Marjorie Ellen Bishop

F, b. circa 1917
Father*Theodore P. Bishop b. c 1890
Mother*Ethel A. Foster b. Sep 1894
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1917Marjorie Ellen Bishop was born circa 1917 at Michigan.
She was the daughter of Theodore P. Bishop and Ethel A. Foster.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, MichiganMarjorie Ellen Bishop was listed as a granddaugher in Anna S. Kiel's household on the 1920 Census at Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: T625_799; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 977.

Foster T. Bishop

M, b. circa 1919
Father*Theodore P. Bishop b. c 1890
Mother*Ethel A. Foster b. Sep 1894
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1919Foster T. Bishop was born circa 1919 at Michigan.
He was the son of Theodore P. Bishop and Ethel A. Foster.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, MichiganFoster T. Bishop was listed as a grandson in Anna S. Kiel's household on the 1920 Census at Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: T625_799; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 977.

(?) Bishop

M

Children of (?) Bishop

Winifred Bishop

F, b. circa 1901
Father*(?) Bishop
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1901Winifred Bishop was born circa 1901 at Michigan.
She was the daughter of (?) Bishop.
UNMARRIED1930As of 1930, Winifred Bishop was never married.

Maxwell R. Foster

M, b. circa 1906
Father*Elmer E. Foster b. Nov 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Anna S. Kiel b. Jun 1873, d. a 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1906Maxwell R. Foster was born circa 1906 at Minnesota.
He was the son of Elmer E. Foster and Anna S. Kiel.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, MichiganMaxwell R. Foster was listed as a son in Anna S. Kiel's household on the 1920 Census at Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: T625_799; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 977.

Elma May Foster

F, b. circa 1914
Father*Elmer E. Foster b. Nov 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Anna S. Kiel b. Jun 1873, d. a 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1914Elma May Foster was born circa 1914 at Minnesota.
She was the daughter of Elmer E. Foster and Anna S. Kiel.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, MichiganElma May Foster was listed as a daughter in Anna S. Kiel's household on the 1920 Census at Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Ann Arbor Ward 6, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: T625_799; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 977.

Chester A. Wilson

M, b. 12 April 1930, d. 11 November 1993
Father*Orval C. Wilson b. Mar 1887, d. 29 Apr 1974
Mother*Jennie R. Shipp b. c 1901, d. b Apr 1974
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 April 1930Chester A. Wilson was born on 12 April 1930.
He was the son of Orval C. Wilson and Jennie R. Shipp.
Death11 November 1993Chester A. Wilson died on 11 November 1993 at Yellowstone, Montana, at age 63.
  • Chester A. Wilson obtained US Social Security Card at Wyoming; last residence Billings, Yellowstone, Montana.

Robert E. Smith

M, b. circa 1894
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1894Robert E. Smith was born circa 1894 at Illinois.
Marriage7 December 1912He married Nellie W. Ridenour, daughter of Charles G. Ridenour and Margaret (?), on 7 December 1912 at Warren, Illinois.1
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisRobert E. Smith was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Victoria, Knox, Illinois.2

Children of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol. E/ Page 301.
  2. [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.

Nellie W. Ridenour

F, b. December 1895
Father*Charles G. Ridenour b. Jun 1866
Mother*Margaret (?) b. Jun 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationNellie W. Ridenour was also known as Nellie E.
Married Name7 December 1912As of 7 December 1912,her married name was Smith.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthDecember 1895Nellie W. Ridenour was born in December 1895 at Illinois.
She was the daughter of Charles G. Ridenour and Margaret (?).
Marriage7 December 1912Nellie W. Ridenour married Robert E. Smith on 7 December 1912 at Warren, Illinois.1
Census DateLocationDescription
7 June 1900Kewanne, Henry, IllinoisNellie W. Ridenour was listed as a daughter in Charles G. Ridenour's household on the 1900 Census at Kewanne, Henry, Illinois.2
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisNellie W. Ridenour was listed as wife in Robert E. Smith's household on the 1930 Census at Victoria, Knox, Illinois.3

Children of Nellie W. Ridenour and Robert E. Smith

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol. E/ Page 301.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Lyle M. Smith

M, b. 1 July 1928, d. 13 January 1995
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 July 1928Lyle M. Smith was born on 1 July 1928 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Death13 January 1995Lyle M. Smith died on 13 January 1995 at age 66 Services for Lyle M. Smith, 66, of 1020 30th Ave., will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with military rites conducted by East Moline American Legion Post 227. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday with Masonic services con-ducted by Silvis Lodge 898 followed by services conducted by the Rock Island-Mercer County Vioture 237 of the 40 and 8 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Smith died Friday at Mitchell Park Convalescent Center, East Moline. He was the former owner and operator of the Brown Owl Tavern, East Moline, retiring in 1979 because of poor health. He married Minnie Gosa in 1963 in Mount Carroll, Ill. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Alpha Ma-sonic Lodge 155, Galesburg, Ill; Moline Consistory and co-ordinate bodies, East Moline Moose, East Moline American Legion Post 227, Veterans of Foreign Wars, East Moline; 40 and 8 and Silvis Eagle Lodge 1839 and the Mohammed Shrine Temple, Peoria, Ill. He was a Chicago Cubs fan. A memorial fund has been es-tablished. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Linda (Mrs. Dennis) Tiechman, Green Rock, Ill., Stacy (Mrs. Jody) Kennedy, East Moline, and Chris (Mrs. Jim) Carver, Woodstock, Ga; eight grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Kasparie, Woodhull, Ill., Maxine Simpson, Bushnell, Ill., and Barbara Fox, Galesburg; and brothers, Max, Barstow, Calif., Glenn, Bloomington, Calif., and Don and Earl, both of Galesburg.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisLyle M. 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.

Barbara B. Smith

F, b. circa 1929, d. before September 2010
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fox.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1929Barbara B. Smith was born circa 1929 at Illinois.
She was the daughter of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore September 2010Barbara B. Smith died before September 2010.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisBarbara B. 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.

Max R. Smith

M, b. circa 1921, d. before September 2010
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1921Max R. Smith was born circa 1921 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore September 2010Max R. Smith died before September 2010.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisMax R. 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.

Glenn A. Smith

M, b. circa 1924, d. before September 2010
Father*Robert E. Smith b. c 1894
Mother*Nellie W. Ridenour b. Dec 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGlenn A. Smith was also known as Glen A.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1924Glenn A. Smith was born circa 1924 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore September 2010Glenn A. Smith died before September 2010.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Victoria, Knox, IllinoisGlenn A. 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.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 May 1937Donald G. Smith was born on 10 May 1937 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Death30 August 2010Donald 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1913Earl F. Smith was born in 1913 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore September 2010Earl F. Smith died before September 2010.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1915Clyde R. Smith was born in 1915 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore 1995Clyde R. Smith died before 1995.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1918Marie A. Smith was born circa 1918 at Illinois.
She was the daughter of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore 1995Marie A. Smith died before 1995.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1919Harold W. Smith was born circa 1919 at Illinois.
He was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore 1995Harold W. Smith died before 1995.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1866Charles G. Ridenour was born in June 1866 at Illinois.
Marriagecirca 1888He married Margaret (?) circa 1888.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1872Margaret (?) was born in June 1872 at Illinois.
Marriagecirca 1888She married Charles G. Ridenour circa 1888.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
BirthDecember 1890Iva M. Ridenour was born in December 1890 at Illinois.
She was the daughter of Charles G. Ridenour and Margaret (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Dean Smith was the son of Robert E. Smith and Nellie W. Ridenour.
Deathbefore 1995Dean Smith died before 1995.

Charles F. Jones

M, b. 12 March 1923, d. 14 January 2009
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Minnie Taylor
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 March 1923Charles F. Jones was born on 12 March 1923.
He was the son of Joseph Jones and Minnie Taylor.
Marriage1968Charles F. Jones married Naomi Ruth Kasparie, daughter of Bert William Kasparie and Della Mae Worley, in 1968.
Death14 January 2009Charles 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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Jones married Minnie Taylor.

Children of Joseph Jones and Minnie Taylor

Minnie Taylor

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jones.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMinnie Taylor married Joseph 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 Franklin.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 May 1920Wilbur Richard Kelso was born on 28 May 1920 at Cook, Illinois.
MarriageOctober 1940He married Naomi Ruth Kasparie, daughter of Bert William Kasparie and Della Mae Worley, in October 1940 marriage license granted week of October 9.
DivorceApril 1961Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie were divorced in April 1961.
Death27 November 1996Wilbur Richard Kelso died on 27 November 1996 at age 76.

Children of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie

Bert William Kelso

M, b. 15 November 1941, d. 20 August 2019
Father*Wilbur Richard Kelso b. 28 May 1920, d. 27 Nov 1996
Mother*Naomi Ruth Kasparie b. 29 Dec 1921, d. 30 Sep 2016
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 November 1941Bert William Kelso was born on 15 November 1941 at Dahinda, Illinois.
He was the son of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie.
Marriage15 April 1960Bert William Kelso married Brenda J. Blackwell on 15 April 1960.
Death20 August 2019Bert William Kelso died on 20 August 2019 at Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, at age 77 Bert W. Kelso, age 77, of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 9:54 P.M. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home.

He was born on November 5, 1941 in Dahinda, Illinois, the son of Wilbert and Naomi (Kasparie) Kelso. On April 15, 1960, he married Brenda J. Blackwell in Dahinda. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2016.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Connie Godfrey of Galesburg, and Russell Kelso of Galesburg; six grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Henry “Hank” (Phyllis) Kelso of East Galesburg, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sereta Jefferson; and three brothers, Lester, Glen and Frances.

Bert was employed by Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg for thirty years, retiring in 2005 as a Pressman. He enjoyed attending yard sales, antiquing, and was a collector of everything.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes, 120 South Public Square, Knoxville, Illinois 61448. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois is assisting the family with their wishes.

Brenda J. Blackwell

F, b. 18 March 1944, d. 2 May 2016
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 April 1960As of 15 April 1960,her married name was Kelso.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 March 1944Brenda J. Blackwell was born on 18 March 1944.
Marriage15 April 1960She married Bert William Kelso, son of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie, on 15 April 1960.
Death2 May 2016Brenda J. Blackwell died on 2 May 2016 at age 72.

Lester Milton Kelso

M, b. 3 May 1943, d. 20 January 2012
Father*Wilbur Richard Kelso b. 28 May 1920, d. 27 Nov 1996
Mother*Naomi Ruth Kasparie b. 29 Dec 1921, d. 30 Sep 2016
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 May 1943Lester Milton Kelso was born on 3 May 1943 at Dahinda, Illinois.
He was the son of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie.
Marriage26 June 1971Lester Milton Kelso married Sherry E. Wiley on 26 June 1971.
Death20 January 2012Lester Milton Kelso died on 20 January 2012 at Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, at age 68 Lester M. Kelso, Galesburg Chapel 68, of Galesburg, Ill. died 9:04 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at his home.
He was born May 3, 1943 in Dahinda, Ill. to Wilbert F. and Naomi Ruth Kasparie Kelso. He married Sherry E. Wiley. She preceded him in death.
Surviving is his mother Naomi Jones of Dahinda, Ill., two daughters, Mary Jo Brooks and Lynn (and Jeremy) Price both of Galesburg, a son John Kelso, three brothers, Hank Kelso of East Galesburg, Francis Kelso of Dahinda, Ill. and B.W. Kelso of Galesburg and eight grandchildren, Jacob Cochran, Megan Cochran, Courtney Cochran, Stevie Heiman, Christopher Brooks, Zoe Brooks, Mason Price and Evan Kelso.
He was preceded in death by his father, a son Michael Kelso, two daughters, Lisa Kelso and Angie Kelso, a brother Glenn Kelso, an Uncle Claude Kelso and three grandchildren, Aydan Brooks, Ariel Brooks and Ethan Price.
Lester worked for Outboard Marine Corporation, Gale Products Division and Maytag both in Galesburg. He also was a farmer of fresh vegetables and worked for several area farmers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Ill. Rev. Kirk Kendall will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 July 1945Glenn Garner Kelso was born on 24 July 1945.
He was the son of Wilbur Richard Kelso and Naomi Ruth Kasparie.
Death15 August 2009Glenn 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)