Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dale Leslie Stevenson

Uncle Dale passed away today, July 27, 1999. It was one of the saddest days ever. Dale was deeply loved by his family and missed very much.

Uncle Dale was married to Larry's mother's sister Ruth. They were married August 2, 1947 at Wellsville. Dale and Ruth had two daughters and lived at Lawrence since 1958.

Dale was my father-in-law Jerry's best friend. The two couples spent a lot of time together. When Jerry died it was very hard on Dale.

Dale L. Stevenson, 72, Lawrence died Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at the Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. He had been a resident ot Lawrence since 1958.

Mr. Stevenson was a contractor. He retired in 1987. He also formerly owned Stevenson Olds GMC from 1964 to 1971. Prior to moving to Lawrence he owned the Clover Farm Grocery Store in Wellsville. He was a member of the Acacia Lodge #9, AF&AM, Lawrence,a life long member of Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, American Legion, Lawrence, and Mt. Oread Aerie, #309 FOE, Lawrence. In Wellsville he was a member and past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star.

He was born December 26, 1925 in Ottawa, Kansas the son of Leslie a. and Pearl E. Oswald Stevenson.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Ruth A. Head, August 2, 1947 in Wellsville, Kansas. She survives of the home. He is also survived by two daughters, Jo Elaine Blevins, Nancy K. Baker both of Lawrence; his father, Leslie Stevenson and step mother Edythe Stevenson, Lawrence; one sister Eloise Kerr, Lawrence; one brother, Raymond Stevenson, Hernando, Florida; and two grandchildren, Dale James and Kelly Diane Baker.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tolle

Happy Birthday today to Lizzie Tolle Buchmeier, who was Larry's Great Grandmother.

She was born July 19, 1873 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She married August Z. Buchmeier on June 9, 1892 at Wellscreek, Kansas. Wellscreek is just south east of Wamego, Kansas. There is nothing there today except an old church and farm houses. We took a little road trip out that way a few years ago and it was quite interesting. Lizzie must have came to Kansas with her parents, Friedrich Tolle and Engel Dreiling Tolle because both are buried at Alma, Kansas.

Lizzie and August had seven children, including Sara Augusta Ida, who was born May 18, 1897 and was Larry's grandmother.

Lizzie died November 12, 1947 at Alma, Kansas and is buried there. She died just 11 months after her husband August who is also buried at Alma. Larry's mother has fond memories of her grandparents.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Nancy Hoblit Turner

Born July 18, 1821 in Clinton County, Ohio was Nancy Hoblit, who was my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmother.

She was married April 14, 1836 in McClean, Illinois to Spencer D. Turner. They had twelve children including their oldest, Margaret Jane, who was born January 8, 1838 at Adams, DeWitte County, Illinois.

Nancy died April 20, 1900 at Wapella, Illinois and is buried there.

Nancy and Spencer's photos were sent to me by Pearl Judd Turner who found my website and was kind enough to share her information with me. Pearl is a Great Granddaughter of Margaret Jane.