Friday, March 17, 2017

Irish in the Family

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Robert's family tree definitely has more Irish than mine. All of Robert's grandparents seem to have a sprinkle of Irish heritage.                                            

 ֎His paternal grandfather's line goes back to Joseph Neily and his wife Mary Gossard, who came to Nova Scotia in 1764. (5th great grandparents).

 ֎His paternal grandmother's goes back to Mark Patton and Ann McGowan (7th great grandparents). They left Ireland in 1761 for Nova Scotia and settled near Fort Cumberland. 

 ֎His maternal grandfather's side, Maurice Stoddart's line goes directly back to Robert Stoddart (4th great grandfather) from Ireland. See post - 52 Ancestors - Robert's Roots - Robert Stoddart - Irish Sergeant
 ֎His Mom maternal grandmother's line goes back to John McKinley and  Annie Althom (4th great grandparents) who sailed from Ireland to New Brunswick in 1859. See post about their daughter - 52Ancestors - Robert's Roots - Fannie McKinley (Mapplebeck)

In my family tree, I've found a wee bit of Irish on my maternal grandmother's side. There is a story of William Cantwell and Margaret O'Brien (6th great grandparents) being from Cork, Ireland. They were young lovers who sailed away to America to marry due to disapproving parent.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday's Obituary - J. R. Landers

Me - My Mom - Ruby Alberta Belknap - Bessie Beatrice Landers - James Robert Landers

Funeral of J.R. Landers
Held Sunday Afternoon
The funeral of the late J.R. Landers, who passed away in this on his 70 birthday, February 21, 1929 was held from the Methodist church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Rev, Harvey O. Cooper, officiating at the services.  A large assemblage of devoted friends packed the edifice to pay their last respects to a departed friend and neighbor.
A male quartette composed of Messrs, J.T. Lucy, F.M. Cook, Jack and A.F. Duntach rendered two numbers,  “I’m a Pilgrim,” and “Abide With Me,” with piano accompaniment by Mrs. C. Wimpenney, and J.W. Hartzell sang very impressively “In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions,” as a baritone solo, with piano accompaniment by Mrs. Hartzell.
Following the services a large concourse of friends formed a cortege accompanying the remains to the cemetery where brief services were held. 
Pall bearers were:  George Lampson, Nels J. Holmberg, J.M. Garriott. A.T. Brown, Wm. Cain and J.P. Lacy.  Funeral arrangements were under the directions of E.E. Davis of the Davis Mortuary.
James Robert Landers was born at Danville, Ind., February 21, 1859 and died at Riverton, Wyo., February 21, 1929 at the age of 70 years.  He moved to Keithburg, Ill. In 1870 and there started to master the carpenter’s  trade.  He was married to Laura B. Bauguess, December 30 1889 at Aledo, Ill.  He moved his family to Cody, Wyo., in November 1901, later coming to Riverton at the opening of the townsite, filing on lots here.  Later he moved to Nebraska for a few years, returning to Riverton in 1917 and spent the remainder of his life here.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mrs. Laura Landers of this city and five sons, Floyce David and Harvey J. Of the city; Earl R and Floyd W of Denver:  Albert J. Of Casper.  Four daughters-Mrs. Pearl M. Binder and Mrs. Ruby Allen of Rapid City, So Dakota; Mrs. Cynthia R. Temple of Riverton; Mrs. Bessie Belknap [my great grandmother] of Talta [should be Alberta], Canada.
Two sons and one daughter preceded the father in death: Fred Landers of Platte, So. Dak., Sept. 15, 1915; Glenn Landers, Feb. 6 1909, Riverton and Mrs Murl B. Tripplett, Nov. 21, 1924 at Gordon Neb. Fifteen grandchildren and one great grand son also survive him.
Page 1  The Riverton Review on February 22, 1929 

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