Ellen Connie Flora

F, b. 10 March 1848, d. 23 November 1920
Father*George Kutch Flora b. 18 Apr 1812, d. 8 Apr 1887
Mother*Mary Moser Butcher b. 22 Jan 1815, d. 2 Oct 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEllen Connie Flora was also known as Ella C.
Name VariationEllen Connie Flora was also known as Connie Ellen.
Married Name1 October 1868As of 1 October 1868,her married name was Mercer.
  • Ellen Connie Flora was born on 10 March 1848 at Clear Lake, Monroe, Indiana, also reported as Nov 1848.
  • She was the daughter of George Kutch Flora and Mary Moser Butcher.
  • Ellen Connie Flora married Amosa Harrington Mercer, son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White, on 1 October 1868 at Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.1
  • Ellen Connie Flora, as the mother of the bride, attended the wedding of Charles E. Rogers and Etta Grace Mercer on 22 August 1900 at home of the bride's parents, Rippey, Greene, Iowa; Grace Mercer and Charles Rogers marriage announcement.2
  • Ellen Connie Flora, as the mother of the bride, attended the wedding of Ray B. Ferguson and Ella K. Mercer on 1 October 1902 at home of the bride's parents, Rippey, Greene, Iowa; Ella Mercer and Ray Ferguson marriage announcement.
  • Ellen Connie Flora died on 23 November 1920 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa, at age 72.
  • She was buried after 23 November 1920 at Rippey Cemetery, Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
Census DateLocation
23 August 1850Clear Creek, Monroe, IndianaEllen Connie Flora was listed in George Kutch Flora's household on the 1850 Census at Clear Creek, Monroe, Indiana.3
14 June 1880Union, Nodaway, MissouriEllen Connie Flora was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.4
1895Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, IowaEllen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa.
5 June 1900Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaEllen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.5
1905Rippey, Washington, Greene, IowaEllen Connie Flora appeared on the census of 1905 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Rippey, Washington, Greene, Iowa.
16 April 1910Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaEllen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.6
1915Rippey, Greene, IowaEllen Connie Flora and Amosa Harrington Mercer appeared on the census of 1915 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
25 February 1920Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaEllen Connie Flora was listed as wife in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.7
     Ellen Connie Flora had Ella has had 10 children. 7 are still living in 1900. children. In September 1907 Amosa Harrington family reunion.
Jefferson Bee September 12, 1907 - Amosa Harrington family reunion
In July 1913 at Park Row, Iowa, Mr and Mrs A H Mercer and daughter visited his brother Martin and niece Mrs Willey Hatfield.

Children of Ellen Connie Flora and Amosa Harrington Mercer

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume D. Page 337.
  2. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa, listed as Claus E. Rogers.
  3. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 326. Dwelling 434.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 99. ED97.
  6. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  7. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.

Iva Lillie Mercer

F, b. 1 August 1870, d. 20 August 1956
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIva Lillie Mercer was also known as Lillian Iva.
Name VariationIva Lillie Mercer was also known as Lily Iva.
Married Name1 November 1893As of 1 November 1893,her married name was McCain.
Married Name30 December 1914As of 30 December 1914,her married name was Parr.
  • Iva Lillie Mercer was born on 1 August 1870 at Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, also reported as Aug 1871; also reported as Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora.
  • Iva Lillie Mercer married George Jay McCain, son of John McCain and Mary Speidel, on 1 November 1893 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.1
  • Iva Lillie Mercer and George Jay McCain were divorced before 1913.
  • Iva Lillie Mercer married James M. Parr on 30 December 1914 at Rippey, Iowa.
  • Iva Lillie Mercer and James M. Parr were divorced before 1925.
  • Iva Lillie Mercer died on 20 August 1956 at Sioux City, Plymouth, Iowa, at age 86 Iva (Mercer) McCain Parr obituary.
    Jefferson Bee August 28, 1956 - Iva (Mercer) McCain Parr obituary
  • She was buried on 24 August 1956 at Rippey, Iowa.
Census DateLocation
14 June 1880Union, Nodaway, MissouriIva Lillie Mercer was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.2
6 June 1900Washington, Greene, IowaIva Lillie Mercer was listed as wife in George Jay McCain's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.3
16 April 1910Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaIva Lillie Mercer was listed as a married daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.4
10 February 1920Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, IowaIva Lillie Mercer was listed as wife in James M. Parr's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, Iowa.5
1 January 1925Rippey, Greene, IowaIva Lillie Mercer appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
19 April 1930Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, IowaShe was listed as mother in Harold Truman McCain's household on the 1930 Census at Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, Iowa.6
     Iva Lillie Mercer had 3 with 3 living in 1910 children. In June 1923 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa, Mr and Mrs C M Daniels, Robert Mercer, and Blanche Lyan visited George Mercer and Lillian Parr homes.

Children of Iva Lillie Mercer and George Jay McCain

Citations

  1. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 180. ED97. Dwelling 100.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 48.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37-19. Dwelling 1.

George Truman Mercer

M, b. 29 February 1872, d. 29 March 1954
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920
  • George Truman Mercer was born on 29 February 1872 at Peru, Madison, Iowa.
  • He was the son of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora.
  • George Truman Mercer was a groomsman at the wedding of Charles E. Rogers and Etta Grace Mercer on 22 August 1900 at home of the bride's parents, Rippey, Greene, Iowa; Grace Mercer and Charles Rogers marriage announcement.1
  • George Truman Mercer married Mary Elizabeth Galvin, daughter of John Galvin and Rachel R. C. Wadding, on 27 December 1922 at Des Moines, Iowa.
  • George Truman Mercer died on 29 March 1954 at Iowa City, Iowa, at age 82 George Mercer obituary.
    Jefferson Bee April 6, 1954 - George Mercer obituary
Census DateLocation
14 June 1880Union, Nodaway, MissouriGeorge Truman Mercer was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.2
1895Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, IowaGeorge Truman Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa.
6 June 1900Washington, Greene, IowaGeorge Truman Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.3
1905Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, IowaHe and Edmon Henry Mercer appeared on the census of 1905 at Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, Iowa.
16 April 1910Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaGeorge Truman Mercer was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.4
25 February 1920Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaGeorge Truman Mercer was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.5
1 January 1925Rippey, Greene, IowaGeorge Truman Mercer appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
24 April 1930Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, Iowa, living next door to Ray Ferguson.6
     In June 1923 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa, Mr and Mrs C M Daniels, Robert Mercer, and Blanche Lyan visited George Mercer and Lillian Parr homes.

Citations

  1. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa, listed as Claus E. Rogers.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED97. Dwelling 102. Stamp 180.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 38.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37-23. Dwelling 112.

Edmon Henry Mercer

M, b. 23 May 1875, d. 1 September 1944
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdmon Henry Mercer was also known as Edward Henry.
Name VariationEdmon Henry Mercer was also known as Henry E.
Name VariationEdmon Henry Mercer was also known as Ed.
Name VariationEdmon Henry Mercer was also known as Edmond.
Name VariationEdmon Henry Mercer was also known as H. Edman.
Census DateLocation
14 June 1880Union, Nodaway, MissouriEdmon Henry Mercer was listed as a son in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.1
1895Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, IowaEdmon Henry Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa.
6 June 1900Washington, Greene, IowaEdmon Henry Mercer was listed as a Brother in George Truman Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.2
1905Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, IowaEdmon Henry Mercer and George Truman Mercer appeared on the census of 1905 at Rippey Town, Washington, Greene, Iowa.
10 May 1910Washington, Greene, IowaEdmon Henry Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa.3
1915Rippey, Greene, IowaHe and Ella Florence Carothers appeared on the census of 1915 at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
25 February 1920Washington, Greene, IowaEdmon Henry Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Washington, Greene, Iowa, living next door to Amosa H. Mercer..4
1 June 1925Anthon, Woodbury, IowaHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1925 at Anthon, Woodbury, Iowa.
     On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Greene, Iowa.

Children of Edmon Henry Mercer and Ella Florence Carothers

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED97. Dwelling 102. Stamp 180.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 267.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 99.

Etta Grace Mercer

F, b. 1877, d. after June 1955
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEtta Grace Mercer was also known as Grace Etta.
Married Name22 August 1900As of 22 August 1900,her married name was Rogers.1
  • Etta Grace Mercer was born in 1877 at Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora.
  • Etta Grace Mercer married Charles E. Rogers, son of Joseph Rogers and Emma Chapin, on 22 August 1900 at home of the bride's parents, Rippey, Greene, Iowa, Grace Mercer and Charles Rogers marriage announcement.2
    Jefferson Souvenir September 1, 1900 - Grace Mercer and Charles Rogers marriage announcement
  • Etta Grace Mercer died after June 1955.
Census DateLocation
14 June 1880Union, Nodaway, MissouriEtta Grace Mercer was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.3
1895Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, IowaEtta Grace Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa.
9 May 1910Maple, Ida, IowaEtta Grace Mercer was listed as wife in Charles E. Rogers's household on the 1910 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa; living on Walnut Street.4
12 February 1920Maple, Ida, IowaEtta Grace Mercer was listed as wife in Charles E. Rogers's household on the 1920 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa; living on Walnut Street.5
1 January 1925Battle Creek, Ida, IowaEtta Grace Mercer appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Charles E. Rogers at Battle Creek, Ida, Iowa.
8 April 1930Maple, Ida, IowaEtta Grace Mercer was listed as wife in Charles E. Rogers's household on the 1930 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa.6

Children of Etta Grace Mercer and Charles E. Rogers

Citations

  1. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa.
  2. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa, listed as Claus E. Rogers.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED55. Dwelling 47.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED65. Dwelling 9.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47-15. Dwelling 188.

Ella K. Mercer

F, b. April 1879, d. 4 June 1955
Father*Amosa Harrington Mercer b. 30 Jul 1832, d. 30 Jun 1921
Mother*Ellen Connie Flora b. 10 Mar 1848, d. 23 Nov 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElla K. Mercer was also known as Ellie.
Name VariationElla K. Mercer was also known as Elsie.
Married Name1 October 1902As of 1 October 1902,her married name was Ferguson.
  • Ella K. Mercer was born at Missouri in April 1879.
  • She was the daughter of Amosa Harrington Mercer and Ellen Connie Flora.
  • Ella K. Mercer was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles E. Rogers and Etta Grace Mercer on 22 August 1900 at home of the bride's parents, Rippey, Greene, Iowa; Grace Mercer and Charles Rogers marriage announcement.1
  • Ella K. Mercer married Ray B. Ferguson, son of Thomas B. Ferguson and Jane E. Kephard, on 1 October 1902 at home of the bride's parents, Rippey, Greene, Iowa, Ella Mercer and Ray Ferguson marriage announcement.
    Jefferson Souvenir October 4, 1902 - Ella Mercer and Ray Ferguson marriage announcement
  • Ella K. Mercer died on 4 June 1955 at age 76 Ella (Mercer) Ferguson obituary.
    Boone News Republican June 11, 1955 - Ella (Mercer) Ferguson obituary
Census DateLocation
14 June 1880Union, Nodaway, MissouriElla K. Mercer was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Union, Nodaway, Missouri.2
1895Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, IowaElla K. Mercer appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Amosa Harrington Mercer at Iowa State Census, Rippey Town, Greene, Iowa.
5 June 1900Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaElla K. Mercer was listed as a daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa.3
25 February 1920Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, IowaElla K. Mercer was listed as a married daughter in Amosa Harrington Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Twp, Greene, Iowa; Next door to his son Henry E.4
1 January 1925Rippey, Greene, IowaElla K. Mercer is listed as sister on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Iva Lillie Mercer at Rippey, Greene, Iowa.
24 April 1930Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, IowaElla K. Mercer was listed as wife in Ray B. Ferguson's household on the 1930 Census at Rippey Town, Washington Township, Greene, Iowa; living next door to George T. Mercer.5
     In July 1913 at Park Row, Iowa, Mr and Mrs A H Mercer and daughter visited his brother Martin and niece Mrs Willey Hatfield.

Citations

  1. [S235] Iowa Marriages 1851-1900 Marriages, by Iowa, listed as Claus E. Rogers.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED269. Page 18. Dwelling 154.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 99. ED97.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 98.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37-23. Dwelling 111.

Emma Maria Rutherford

F, b. 27 June 1854, d. March 1961
Emma Rutherford Mercer circa 1872
Samuel Mercer and Emma Rutherford Mercer; circa 1872
mercers circa 1938
Father*Andrew Stephenson Rutherford b. 1831
Mother*Sarah Ann Simons b. 6 Feb 1835
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 January 1872As of 27 January 1872,her married name was Mercer.
  • Emma Maria Rutherford was born on 27 June 1854 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Andrew Stephenson Rutherford and Sarah Ann Simons.
  • Emma Maria Rutherford married Samuel Mercer, son of Robert Lincoln Mercer Sr. and Adah Miranda White, on 27 January 1872 at Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin.
  • Emma Maria Rutherford died in March 1961 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 106 Mrs. Emma Mercer is dead at the age of 106. The former West Spring Green woman, who rememberd the Civil War and who was married for more than three-quarters of a century, had been a resident of South Dakota for 60 years.
    The former Emma Rutherford was born in Sauk County 2 years before the village of Spring Green came into being. She saw it develop, from the coming of the first train, to a thriving community. Her marriage to Sam Mercer took place at Arena January 27, 1872, when she was about 17. When he died in 1949 they had been married 77 years. The Mercers had lived in this area and in Iowa and Missouri before homesteading in South Dakota in 1901. They first lived at Willow Lake there, and later moved to Sioux Falls where they spent the rest of their lives. Mrs. Mercer is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Giles of Sioux Falls, with whom she had been living; another daughter, Mrs. Leo Foster of Southgate, Calif; and two sons, Herbert and Ephraim. Two other sons, George and Ambrose, are dead.
    Emma Maria (Rutherford) Mercer obituary
    Madison Capital Times March 23, 1961 - Emma Maria (Rutherford) Mercer obituary
  • She was buried on 20 March 1961 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, tombstone lists death year as 1964 but obituary in newspaper in 1961.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1880Green, Nodaway, MissouriEmma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Green, Nodaway, Missouri.1
1885Correctionville, Woodbury, IowaEmma Maria Rutherford appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99.
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinEmma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.2
April 1910Van Meter, Lyman, South DakotaEmma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Van Meter, Lyman, South Dakota.3
10 January 1920Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaEmma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota; living next door to son, Ephriam Mercer.4
2 April 1930Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaEmma Maria Rutherford was listed as wife in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota.5
     Emma Maria Rutherford had 8 with 7 living in 1900 children. She migrated in 1901 at Willow Lake, Clark, South Dakota. In January 1935 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Samuel and Emma (Rutherford) Mercer celebrate 62nd wedding anniversary.
Huron Evening Huronite January 30, 1935 - Samuel and Emma (Rutherford) Mercer celebrate 62nd wedding anniversary
On 7 September 1957 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Mrs. Emma Mercer Has Birthday - Spring Green - Sauk Birth, Early Marriage, Her Recipe for Life Until 103 - If you want to live to be 103, go get yourself born in Sauk county, get married in Arena at the age of 20 and live with the same man for 77 years. That's a few of the things that Mrs. Emma Mercer did and she celebrated her 103rd birthday this summer out in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mrs. Mercer was born Emma Rutherford on June 27, 1854 in the southwest corner of Sauk county. She remembers the coming of the first railroad train to Lone Rock and as a child waved goodbye to Wisconsin soldiers leaving for the Civil War. She attended a Ringling Brothers circus in 1872 and thinks that this was the first year they were on the road. She likes to test her remarkable memory by telling the story of the red and blue shoes. Her mother bought these for her when she was only 2 1/2. She can verify her age by the fact that her younger sister had not been born yet. The Mercers were among the earliest settlers in the area that was to become Spring Green. Amos Mercer left the northwest with his wife and children and a few household goods in 1847 on account of hard-times in Illinois. They travelled overland with a team and light wagon by way of Peoria and Galena to Mineral Point. Mr. Mercer tried lead mining for three weeks, but failing to make a success of it, left his family at Mineral Point and walked north until he struck the Wisconsin river at Leech's Crossing, a short distance from old Richland City. He crossed the river on a log canoe furnished by Mr. Leech. Coming to the mouth of Bear Creek he spent the night with the McClouds and in the morning bargained for 80 acres which he improved and sold in 1852. It was then that he purchased the farm in the Spring Green area where he and his family lived for 58 years. There were only three ahead of the Mercers when they reached their new farm: Dalby on the D. E. Mead farm; Rodgers where Vet Peck later lived and Evan Jones at High Bank. The post office for this region was at Franklin known more recently as Highland. The village of Spring Green had not yet been born. Sam Mercer married Emma Rutherford at Arena on Jan. 27, 1872. At one time they were proclaimed the oldest married couple in the United States. They had been married 77 years at the time of Mr. Mercer's death in 1949. Mr. Mercer embraced his wife a few days before he died and observed, using his pet name for her: "Well, sweet Marie, if we had been put down on a bare rock we would have made a living." And the "rock" must have seemed mighty bare at times because years ago the Mercers took-off for Iowa and later moved on to Missouri by covered wagon. Here they were stopped and questioned by Frank and Jesse James and the mother of the desperadoes became their nearest neighbor when they settled at Whitman, Mo. They were in Marrville, Mo. the day President Garfield was shot. 1901 found them homesteading up at Willow Lake, South Dakota and, after living elsewhere in the state, they finally took up permanent residence at Sioux Falls. But Mrs. Emma Mercer still considers herself a Sauk County and Wisconsin girl even though she has been away so many years. She is particularly happy when her own relatives from Wisconsin are able to come to her birthday party. Clarence McCarthy and his family from Benton, Wis. were there this year. Mr. McCarthy is a nephew and used to farm in Bear Vally before moving to Benton and obtaining employment in Dubuque.6
Emma Maria (Rutherford) Mercer 103rd birthday celebration
In June 1960 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, Emma (Rutherford) Mercer celebrates 106th birthday.
Kenosha Evening News June 27, 1960 - Emma (Rutherford) Mercer celebrates 106th birthday
She lived with Pearl Maranda Mercer in March 1961 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.

Children of Emma Maria Rutherford and Samuel Mercer

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0706. Page 157A. ED258. Dwelling 251.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62. Dwelling 34.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35-12. Dwelling 8.
  6. [S206] The Capital Times, 'The Capital Times', Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday, Sept. 7, 1957, by Harry Johnson.

Andrew Stephenson Rutherford

M, b. 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAndrew Stephenson Rutherford was also known as Andrew Stevenson.
  • Andrew Stephenson Rutherford was born in 1831 at Sauk, Wisconsin, also reported as Ohio.
  • He married Sarah Ann Simons in 1852 at Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Andrew Stephenson Rutherford and Sarah Ann Simons

Sarah Ann Simons

F, b. 6 February 1835
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1852As of 1852,her married name was Rutherford.
  • Sarah Ann Simons was born on 6 February 1835 at Ohio also reported as Illinois.
  • She married Andrew Stephenson Rutherford in 1852 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
29 August 1850Linden, Iowa, WisconsinSarah Ann Simons was listed in Andrew Strepatton Rutherford's household on the 1850 Census at Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin.1

Children of Sarah Ann Simons and Andrew Stephenson Rutherford

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 355. Dwelling 746.

Jennie Caroline Mercer

F, b. 15 May 1873, d. 30 April 1906
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 October 1889As of 16 October 1889,her married name was West.
  • Jennie Caroline Mercer was born at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, on 15 May 1873.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
  • Jennie Caroline Mercer married Joseph Amos West at Dakota City, Dakota, Nebraska, on 16 October 1889.
  • Jennie Caroline Mercer died on 30 April 1906 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, at age 32.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1880Green, Nodaway, MissouriJennie Caroline Mercer was listed as a daughter in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Green, Nodaway, Missouri.1
1885Correctionville, Woodbury, IowaJennie Caroline Mercer appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99.
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaJennie Caroline Mercer was listed as wife in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa; Earl Mercer living next door (servant).2
     Jennie Caroline Mercer had 2 with 2 living in 1900 children.

Children of Jennie Caroline Mercer and Joseph Amos West

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0706. Page 157A. ED258. Dwelling 251.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.

Ambrose L. Mercer

M, b. 7 November 1875, d. 1 July 1954
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAmbrose L. Mercer was also known as Bros.
  • Ambrose L. Mercer was born on 7 November 1875 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, draft registration listed birth date as 7 Nov 1874.
  • He was the son of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
  • Ambrose L. Mercer married Mildred Edith Ray, daughter of Alexander Ray and Elizabeth Ann Lee, on 1 June 1916 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
  • Ambrose L. Mercer died on 1 July 1954 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 78 also reported as 02 Jul 1954.1
Census DateLocation
1 June 1880Green, Nodaway, MissouriAmbrose L. Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Green, Nodaway, Missouri.2
1885Correctionville, Woodbury, IowaAmbrose L. Mercer appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99.
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinAmbrose L. Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.3
28 January 1920Mount Vernon, Davison, South DakotaAmbrose L. Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota.4
     On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Davison, South Dakota.

Child of Ambrose L. Mercer and Mildred Edith Ray

Citations

  1. [S362] South Dakota, South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955, Page Number: 541.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0706. Page 157A. ED258. Dwelling 251.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 149. Sheet 8A. ED65. Dwelling 62.

Mildred Edith Ray

F, b. 10 March 1883, d. 16 October 1981
Father*Alexander Ray b. 11 Nov 1845
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Lee b. 27 Sep 1852
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 April 1901As of 28 April 1901,her married name was Babcock.
Married Name3 June 1905As of 3 June 1905,her married name was Marlow.
Married Name1 June 1916As of 1 June 1916,her married name was Mercer.
Married Name19 March 1956As of 19 March 1956,her married name was Chaparas.
  • Mildred Edith Ray was born on 10 March 1883 at Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Ray and Elizabeth Ann Lee.
  • Mildred Edith Ray married Joseph Warren Babcock on 28 April 1901 at Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin.
  • Mildred Edith Ray and Joseph Warren Babcock were divorced before June 1905.
  • Mildred Edith Ray married David Marlow on 3 June 1905 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, her second marriage.
  • Mildred Edith Ray married Ambrose L. Mercer, son of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford, on 1 June 1916 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
  • Mildred Edith Ray married Harry Chaparas on 19 March 1956 at Luverne, Rock, Minnesota.
  • Mildred Edith Ray died on 16 October 1981 at Osakis, Douglas, Minnesota, at age 98.
Census DateLocation
28 June 1900Buena Vista, Richland, WisconsinMildred Edith Ray was listed as a daughter in Alexander Ray's household on the 1900 Census at Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin.1
19 April 1910Lone Rock, Richland, WisconsinMildred Edith Ray was listed as wife in David Marlow's household on the 1910 Census at Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin.2
28 January 1920Mount Vernon, Davison, South DakotaMildred Edith Ray was listed as wife in Ambrose L. Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota.3

Child of Mildred Edith Ray and Joseph Warren Babcock

Child of Mildred Edith Ray and Ambrose L. Mercer

Child of Mildred Edith Ray and David Marlow

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 60.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED89. Dwelling 81.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 149. Sheet 8A. ED65. Dwelling 62.

George Robert Mercer

M, b. 3 February 1877, d. 25 December 1950
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
Census DateLocation
1 June 1880Green, Nodaway, MissouriGeorge Robert Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Green, Nodaway, Missouri.1
1885Correctionville, Woodbury, IowaGeorge Robert Mercer appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99.
4 June 1900Willow, Cherokee, IowaGeorge Robert Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Willow, Cherokee, Iowa.2
16 May 1910Township 3, Stanley, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Township 3, Stanley, South Dakota.3
17 January 1920Collins, Clark, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Collins, Clark, South Dakota.4
     On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Clark, South Dakota.

Children of George Robert Mercer and Hattie V. McCrary

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0706. Page 157A. ED258. Dwelling 251.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25. Dwelling 85.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 22.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED78. Dwelling 5.

Hattie V. McCrary

F, b. November 1880, d. 30 November 1920
Father*William McCrary b. c 1834
Mother*Adaline (?) b. c 1840
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHattie V. McCrary was also known as McCurry.
Name VariationHattie V. McCrary was also known as Hatty.
Married Namecirca 1900As of circa 1900,her married name was Mercer.
Census DateLocation
1885Douglas, Ida, IowaHattie V. McCrary appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of William McCrary at Douglas, Ida, Iowa; Dwelling 3.
4 June 1900Willow, Cherokee, IowaHattie V. McCrary was listed as wife in George Robert Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Willow, Cherokee, Iowa.1
16 May 1910Township 3, Stanley, South DakotaHattie V. McCrary was listed as wife in George Robert Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Township 3, Stanley, South Dakota.2
17 January 1920Collins, Clark, South DakotaHattie V. McCrary was listed as wife in George Robert Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Collins, Clark, South Dakota.3
     Hattie V. McCrary had 4 with 4 living in 1910 children.

Children of Hattie V. McCrary and George Robert Mercer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25. Dwelling 85.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 22.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED78. Dwelling 5.

Sarah Mercer

F, b. 24 July 1879, d. 24 August 1880
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
  • Sarah Mercer was born on 24 July 1879 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
  • Sarah Mercer died on 24 August 1880 at Pickering, Nodaway, Missouri, at age 1.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1880Green, Nodaway, MissouriSarah Mercer was listed as a daughter in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1880 Census at Green, Nodaway, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0706. Page 157A. ED258. Dwelling 251.

Pearl Maranda Mercer

F, b. 22 July 1882, d. 3 July 1974
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPearl Maranda Mercer was also known as Pearl Miranda.
Married Namecirca 1920As of circa 1920,her married name was Giles.
  • Pearl Maranda Mercer was born on 22 July 1882 at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa.
    Birth certificate of Pearl Maranda Mercer 22 July 1882
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
  • Pearl Maranda Mercer married (?) Giles circa 1920 at first marriage for her.
  • Pearl Maranda Mercer died on 3 July 1974 at Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, at age 91.
  • She was buried after 3 July 1974 at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
1885Correctionville, Woodbury, IowaPearl Maranda Mercer appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99.
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinPearl Maranda Mercer was listed as a daughter in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.1
28 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Twp, Richland, WisconsinPearl Maranda Mercer was listed as servant (housekeeper) for Charley Wallace on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Twp, Richland, Wisconsin.2
2 April 1930Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CaliforniaShe was listed as an aunt (actually aunt of wife Emma) in Elmer L. Berry's household on the 1930 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.3
     Pearl Maranda Mercer lived in March 1961 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 62.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED380. Dwelling 15.

Herbert Earl Mercer

M, b. 16 January 1885, d. November 1968
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
  • Herbert Earl Mercer was born on 16 January 1885 at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa.
  • He was the son of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
  • Herbert Earl Mercer died in November 1968, at age 83.
Census DateLocation
1885Correctionville, Woodbury, IowaHerbert Earl Mercer appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Mercer at Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Dwelling 99.
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinHerbert Earl Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.1
April 1910Van Meter, Lyman, South DakotaHerbert Earl Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Van Meter, Lyman, South Dakota.2
10 January 1920Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaHerbert Earl Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota; living next door to son, Ephriam Mercer.3
2 April 1930Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaHerbert Earl Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota.4
     Herbert Earl Mercer obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota. Accidently shot in theye and has been blind since 1900.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62. Dwelling 34.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35-12. Dwelling 8.

Ethel Marie Mercer

F, b. 6 September 1888, d. after June 1963
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1904As of before 1904,her married name was Buchanan.
Married Namebefore 1904As of before 1904,her married name was Bucanian.
Married Namebefore 1935As of before 1935,her married name was Foster.
Married Namebefore 1935As of before 1935,her married name was Forster.
Census DateLocation
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinEthel Marie Mercer was listed as a daughter in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Child of Ethel Marie Mercer and Charles Buchanan

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.

Charles Buchanan

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles Buchanan was also known as Bucanian.

Child of Charles Buchanan and Ethel Marie Mercer

Ephriam Roler Mercer

M, b. 18 November 1890, d. 24 October 1983
Father*Samuel Mercer b. 2 Mar 1853, d. 8 Nov 1949
Mother*Emma Maria Rutherford b. 27 Jun 1854, d. Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEphriam Roler Mercer was also known as Ephraim.
  • Ephriam Roler Mercer was born on 18 November 1890 at Anthon, Woodbury, Iowa, draft registration listed birth date as 18 Nov 1891.
  • He was the son of Samuel Mercer and Emma Maria Rutherford.
  • Ephriam Roler Mercer married Desdemonia Estella Miller, circa 1911.
  • Ephriam Roler Mercer died on 24 October 1983 at Multnomah, Oregon, at age 92.
  • He was buried after 24 October 1983 at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
25 June 1900Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, WisconsinEphriam Roler Mercer was listed as a son in Samuel Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Rock, Buena Vista Township, Richland, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1910Kolls, Lyman, South DakotaEphriam Roler Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Kolls, Lyman, South Dakota.2
10 January 1920Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota, Next door to his father, Samuel Mercer..3
7 April 1930Quinn, Pennington, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Quinn, Pennington, South Dakota.4
     Ephriam Roler Mercer obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. On 5 June 1917 at World War I Draft Registration, Stanley, South Dakota, listed dependents as wife, child and blind brother. He lived in June 1963 at Wall, Pennington, South Dakota.

Child of Ephriam Roler Mercer and Desdemonia Estella Miller

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Dwelling 12. Stamp 131.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED53. Dwelling 7.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED52-17. Dwelling 35.

Desdemonia Estella Miller

F, b. January 1894, d. 21 October 1969
Father*William B. Miller b. Jul 1853, d. 1939
Mother*Desdemonia E. (?) b. Apr 1866, d. 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDesdemonia Estella Miller was also known as Desdamonia.
NicknameDesdemonia Estella Miller also went by the name of Dessie.
Married Namecirca 1911As of circa 1911,her married name was Mercer.
  • Desdemonia Estella Miller was born in January 1894 at Nebraska.
  • She was the daughter of William B. Miller and Desdemonia E. (?).
  • Ephriam Roler Mercer married Desdemonia Estella Miller, circa 1911.
  • She died on 21 October 1969 at age 75.
  • She was buried after 21 October 1969 at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Arlington, Washington, NebraskaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as a daughter in William B. Miller's household on the 1900 Census at Arlington, Washington, Nebraska.1
1 May 1905Fairmount, Leavenworth, KansasDesdemonia Estella Miller appeared on the census of 1 May 1905 in the household of Desdemonia E. (?) at Fairmount, Leavenworth, Kansas; living with W. A. Barnard.
26 April 1910Pierre Ward 2, Hughes, South DakotaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as a daughter in William B. Miller's household on the 1910 Census at Pierre Ward 2, Hughes, South Dakota.2
10 January 1920Lincoln, Hyde, South DakotaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as wife in Ephriam Roler Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Hyde, South Dakota; Next door to his father, Samuel Mercer.3
7 April 1930Quinn, Pennington, South DakotaDesdemonia Estella Miller was listed as wife in Ephriam Roler Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Quinn, Pennington, South Dakota.4

Child of Desdemonia Estella Miller and Ephriam Roler Mercer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 26.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED228. Dwelling 236.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 2A. ED197. Dwelling 28.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED52-17. Dwelling 35.

Joseph Amos West

M, b. 16 September 1866, d. 27 January 1934
Father*Joseph West b. Oct 1818, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Emma Mary Needham b. c 1827, d. b 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Amos West was also known as Amos.
Name VariationJoseph Amos West was also known as J. Amos.
  • Joseph Amos West was born on 16 September 1866 at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, also reported as Sept 1865.
  • He was the son of Joseph West and Emma Mary Needham.
  • Jennie Caroline Mercer married Joseph Amos West at Dakota City, Dakota, Nebraska, on 16 October 1889.
  • He died on 27 January 1934 at age 67 Certificate of Death #C-97-342.
Census DateLocation
7 June 1870Wyoming, Jones, IowaJoseph Amos West was listed in Joseph West's household on the 1870 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.1
1880Wyoming, Jones, IowaJoseph Amos West was listed as a son in Joseph West's household on the 1880 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.2
1885Maple, Ida, IowaJoseph Amos West appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Joseph West at Maple, Ida, Iowa.
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaJoseph Amos West was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa, Earl Mercer living next door (servant).3
21 April 1910Miller, Woodbury, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Miller, Woodbury, Iowa.4
19 January 1920Kedron, Woodbury, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Kedron, Woodbury, Iowa, living next door to brother-in-law Nels Eastman.5
12 May 1930Miller, Woodbury, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Miller, Woodbury, Iowa.6

Children of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 26. Dwelling 192.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0348 Page Number 401C.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 27.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED183. Dwelling 131.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED20. Dwelling 133.

Joseph West

M, b. October 1818, d. after June 1900
  • Joseph West was born in October 1818 at England.
  • He married Emma Mary Needham before 1848 at England.
  • Joseph West died after June 1900.
Census DateLocation
1856Pierce, Jones, IowaJoseph West appeared on the census of 1856 at Pierce, Jones, Iowa.
14 July 1860Clay, Jones, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Clay, Jones, Iowa.1
7 June 1870Wyoming, Jones, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.2
1880Wyoming, Jones, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.3
1885Maple, Ida, IowaHe appeared on the census of 1885 at Maple, Ida, Iowa.
6 June 1900Maple, Ida, IowaHe was listed as father in Everett Anthony West's household on the 1900 Census at Maple, Ida, Iowa.4

Children of Joseph West and Emma Mary Needham

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 112. Dwelling 828.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 26. Dwelling 192.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0348 Page Number 401C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED50. Dwelling 43.

Emma Mary Needham

F, b. circa 1827, d. before 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmma Mary Needham was also known as Mary.
Married Namebefore 1848As of before 1848,her married name was West.
  • Emma Mary Needham was born circa 1827 at England.
  • She married Joseph West before 1848 at England.
  • Emma Mary Needham died before 1900.
Census DateLocation
1856Pierce, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham appeared on the census of 1856 in the household of Joseph West at Pierce, Jones, Iowa.
14 July 1860Clay, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham was listed in Joseph West's household on the 1860 Census at Clay, Jones, Iowa.1
7 June 1870Wyoming, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham was listed in Joseph West's household on the 1870 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.2
1880Wyoming, Jones, IowaEmma Mary Needham was listed as wife in Joseph West's household on the 1880 Census at Wyoming, Jones, Iowa.3
1885Maple, Ida, IowaEmma Mary Needham appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Joseph West at Maple, Ida, Iowa.

Children of Emma Mary Needham and Joseph West

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 112. Dwelling 828.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 26. Dwelling 192.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0348 Page Number 401C.

Emma Mae West

F, b. 5 March 1891, d. 16 February 1976
Father*Joseph Amos West b. 16 Sep 1866, d. 27 Jan 1934
Mother*Jennie Caroline Mercer b. 15 May 1873, d. 30 Apr 1906
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 June 1919As of 1 June 1919,her married name was Berry.
  • Emma Mae West was born on 5 March 1891 at Iowa also reported as Mar 1890.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Amos West and Jennie Caroline Mercer.
  • Emma Mae West married Elmer L. Berry, on 1 June 1919.
  • Emma Mae West died on 16 February 1976 at South Gate, Los Angeles, California, at age 84.1
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaEmma Mae West was listed as a daughter in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa; Earl Mercer living next door (servant).2
21 April 1910Miller, Woodbury, IowaEmma Mae West was listed as a daughter in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1910 Census at Miller, Woodbury, Iowa.3
2 April 1930Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CaliforniaEmma Mae West was listed as wife in Elmer L. Berry's household on the 1930 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.4
     Emma Mae West obtained US Social Security Card at California; last residence South Gate, Los Angeles, California.

Citations

  1. [S204] California Death Records (published).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 27.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED380. Dwelling 15.

Elmer L. Berry

M, b. 10 December 1890, d. November 1979
Father*Charles Berry b. Aug 1857
Mother*Margaret (?) b. Feb 1868
  • Elmer L. Berry was born on 10 December 1890 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Berry and Margaret (?).
  • Emma Mae West married Elmer L. Berry, on 1 June 1919.
  • He died in November 1979 at age 88.
Census DateLocation
4 June 1900Fairchild, Eau Claire, WisconsinElmer L. Berry was listed as a son in Charles Berry's household on the 1900 Census at Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.1
1910Rapid Ward 4, Pennington, South DakotaElmer L. Berry was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Rapid Ward 4, Pennington, South Dakota.2
2 April 1930Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CaliforniaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.3
     Elmer L. Berry obtained US Social Security Card at California; last residence Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED33. Dwelling 73.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED380. Dwelling 15.

Joseph William West

M, b. 8 November 1890, d. 11 April 1951
Father*Joseph Amos West b. 16 Sep 1866, d. 27 Jan 1934
Mother*Jennie Caroline Mercer b. 15 May 1873, d. 30 Apr 1906
Census DateLocation
7 June 1900Morgan, Woodbury, IowaJoseph William West was listed as a son in Joseph Amos West's household on the 1900 Census at Morgan, Woodbury, Iowa; Earl Mercer living next door (servant).1

Children of Joseph William West and Emma Summeringer

Child of Joseph William West and Charlotte Bell Taylor

Children of Joseph William West and Martha Elsie Anne Head

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED158. Dwelling 69.

Emma Summeringer

F, b. circa 1895
     Children Herbert and Evertt were left with their mother's mother and later adopted out.

Children of Emma Summeringer and Joseph William West

Charlotte Bell Taylor

F, b. circa 1903
Father*Melvin Taylor
Mother*Maria Zahnd
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 November 1921As of 17 November 1921,her married name was West.
Married Namecirca 1928As of circa 1928,her married name was Nelson.
Census DateLocation
21 April 1930Pierre, Hughes, South DakotaCharlotte Bell Taylor was listed as wife in Emil Nelson's household on the 1930 Census at Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota.1

Child of Charlotte Bell Taylor and Joseph William West

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED33-13. Dwelling 60.

Melvin Taylor

M

Child of Melvin Taylor and Maria Zahnd