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1951 Twin Ferguson, Aaron (I4887)
 
1952 Two living children in 2006.

(Research):Harry Friedrich Vaupel is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

Harry and Neva met at Kansas State University; he lived on the farm in New Cambria, she was living in Salina.

They married 27 May 1917 in Salina, Kansas at the First Methodist Church, Alexander G. Bennett, Pastor
Marriage License: Salina, Saline, Kansas Marriage License Record Vol. J Page 148

Question: did Harry Sr. graduate from Kansas State University? Harry Jr. said his father took his High School courses at Kansas State University as well. (Common for the time.)
After college (don't know what year exactly)they moved to El Reno, Oklahoma.

1920 ish - 1928 El Reno, Oklahoma
1928-1930 (approx.) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1930 ish - 1936 ish Chicago, Illinois
1937-1939 St. Paul, Minnesota
1939-1940 Omaha, Nebraska ( Harry Sr. worked for "Omar Flour Company")
1940-1941 Denver, Colorado (moved with "Omar Flour Company")
1942 + Fort Worth, Texas

Harry Jr. describes his father Harry Sr.'s occupation as: "Cereal Chemist & Bakery Engineer"
(4 Nov 2007) 
Vaupel, Harry Friedrich (I3191)
 
1953 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3517)
 
1954 Unmarked grave. Stark, May (I9795)
 
1955 Unmarried.
Research: Merrill Anderson and the Heyl book show Michael's birthyear as 1823. The J.H. Mendenhall family bible shows 24 July 1825. Beeson shows 1825 as well. 
Mendenhall, Michael F. (I1873)
 
1956 Unmarried. Hesse, Frederick David (I145)
 
1957 Unmarried. McIntosh, Erastus Monroe (I517)
 
1958 Unmarried. Mendenhall, Stephen (I1947)
 
1959 Unmarried. Mendenhall, George P. (I2307)
 
1960 Unmarried. Mendenhall, Robert (I2316)
 
1961 Unmarried. Mendenhall, Jacob Michael (I2332)
 
1962 Unmarried. Mendenhall, William Love (I2351)
 
1963 Unmarried. Falls, Mary R. (I2372)
 
1964 Unmarried. Lee, Maria Louisa (I7726)
 
1965 Unmarried. Left a will dated 28 Sep 1887 and proved 9 Nov 1891 in which he mentions his sister Elmina, Harriet E. Bell, who was living in his home, and her two daughters, Sallie E. Kennedy and Mary M. Bell. Mendenhall, John J. (I129)
 
1966 US Army WWII veteran. McDorman, Paullin (I5920)
 
1967 Veatric Foster: died while serving in the Confederate Army; did not marry Lee, Andrew Jackson (I7628)
 
1968 Velma’s twin. Engle, Thelma Mae (I6404)
 
1969 VISIT TO WESTON
BY HON. WM. WHITNEY RICE.
ABOUT five years ago I rode from Cambridge to Weston in search of any relics I could find there of the WHITNEYs, as I knew that my grandfather, Phineas, was born in Weston. I found there the farm, which had been owned by them through several generations down to about ten years previous to the time of my visit. It is not an especially attractive farm, although there are some beautiful prospects to be had from it and the surrounding country. I should suppose it to be a good grazing farm. Some old apple trees still remain. It is about a mile and a half from the centre village of Weston, on the road to Lexington. On the side hill, and a few rods from the road, is an old cellar and an old well, which mark the sight of the first WHITNEY house, built, probably, by Nathaniel, grandson of John. Nearer the road is a more modern house, built by one of the WHITNEY owners, and afterwards enlarged to accommodate his son. On this farm, and, I think, in the more modern house, was born William WHITNEY, who went to Winchendon in 1769, carrying with him his sons William and Phineas, both born in Weston. By the roadside near the house stands a mammoth elm, which has sprung from a seedling set out by, I think, the mother of William WHITNEY, about 125 years ago. It still stands, sound and stalwart, and bids fair to do so for many years to come. On the opposite side of the road was a large barn, heavily built, to accommodate the agricultural tendencies which the WHITNEYs seem to have carried wherever they settled. From this farm went the WHITNEYs, who did not find room at home, to other towns, near and remote. One, Nathaniel, went to Westborough. He was father of Eli, the inventor of the cotton gin, and one of the WHITNEY ancestors of the compiler of this book. William went to Winchendon. He was the progenitor of the numerous WHITNEYs of that town. Phineas, brother of William, went to Shirley, and from him sprang a numerous family, some of whom went to Boston, where they still reside. At the time of my visit the farm was owned by a Captain Lowe, who had purchased it from a WHITNEY, who was the last of the name to own it. I am informed that Captain LOWE has said it, and that it is now owned by a Dr. BRADBURY, who is building an elegant country residence over the old cellar and well of the first house built there by Nananiel a generation before the Revolution. 
Whitney, Nathaniel (I821)
 
1970 WALES, Mary E., of Fulton Co., Ind. ?(WR “1” 233)?
Date: 25 Feb. 1949; prob. 6 Aug 1957, Fulton Co., Ind
Heirs: “to my children, Carrie SIXBY, Ernest W. WALES, Ora WALES,
Jennie WOLF and Ada NEHER...”
Exr: daughter, Carrie SIXBY.
WITS: George DEAMER, Jr., Demoine TOWN.

Lived in Rochester, Indiana in 1949.

Wednesday, July 31, 1957: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mary WALES, 77, 1002 Elm street, who died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient there since Thursday, when she suffered a stroke while working at the home of Mrs. Clem MILLER, 1104 Main street. Born April 22, 1880, in Aubbeenaubbee Township, she was the daughter of Silas and Jane BISHER MILLISER. She was married Dec. 26, 1897, to Frank WALES, who died in 1938. Mrs. Wales, a member of the Burton E.U.B. church, had lived in Rochester for the past 13 years. Surviving are two sons, Ora [WALES], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ernest [WALES], Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde WOLF, Frankfort; Mrs. Mark SIXBEY and Mrs. Truman NEHER, both of near Leiters Ford; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Surphes MILLISER, Rochester; and four sisters, Mrs. Esther WOLF, Peru; Mrs. Ruth CRABILL, Rochester; Mrs. Elizabeth WOODCOX, Rochester, and Mrs. Equilla HOLIDAY, Ontario, Ore. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. The Rev. George CRANE will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. 
Milliser, Mary E. (I3651)
 
1971 Walter Bisher lived in Ringgold Co., Iowa in 1910 and in Anderson, Shasta Co., California in 1917. He came to Manteca, California in 1919. Bisher, Walter Earl (I6446)
 
1972 Walter lived in San Fernando and Granada Hills, California. Lee, Walter Thomas (I680)
 
1973 Walter started as a cooper in Lynchburg, Ohio, living on Main St. in a rented house in 1900. He appears alone in 1911 in Cincinnati.

It was also said that he was a Cincinnati Police officer (vice squad) with his brother Al and received eleven machine gun bullet wounds in a shootout when they tried to break up a gambling den. His brother was killed but Walter survived for a year but died of pneumonia from complications about 1924. There was no evidence found to corroborate this story.

Research: One of Walter's sisters had a descendent, Jackson, who was a "big cheese" in Consolodated Rock in Sun Valley, California, according to Harold Bisher. He was older than Harold. Also, there was an Uncle "Gooley" who was a professional fighter who lived in Lynchburg and taught Harold Bisher to fight. 
Bishir, Walter P. (I1602)
 
1974 Walter was born in Canada and spent his first seven years there. His family was fond of Marmalade (being good Britishers) and they frequently purchased it on bread in in town. Whenever Blanche and Walter wanted to be taken to Knox's store, a
toy store in Peterborough, and have their mother buy them a toy, they would cry, "Mommer laid in bed in Knox's store!" She would start laughing and have to take them in.
When his family moved to California in July of 1923, they eventually settled in a house on El Molino Drive in San Marino. (He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1942. ) Walter traveled to England and Sweden when he was 10 years old and
visited many of his relatives there. Mary Whitehouse, one of his Garlick relatives, remembers being amused when she met him that Walter insisted that he was not American but British. Jack Garlick remembers taking Walter and Billy to a movie
when they were there. Walter had gone down the aisle of the theater to buy some ice cream from a girl who was selling it. Another girl came up to the rest of the party and they all shouted, "Walter!! Come back. There's a girl here with some."
Everyone turned to look.
On a camping trip to the beach (Camp Kirk, Del Mar) he and his friends came across some gunpowder that had been dumped overboard by a passing Norwegian whaling vessel (which used it for harpoon guns.) The counselors at the camp put out a shoe
box lid and told the kids to put some of their gunpowder into it. They made a paper wick and lit it and it went "Poof!" The kids all clustered around to put more in but didn't notice the box lid was smoldering. They got the lid quite full when
it suddenly flashed. One kid died of his burns in the hospital. Walter was there for three weeks. Agda found one little coal of gunpowder in Walter's pants and had someone bury it out in an empty lot nearby - she was so scared.
Walter served as a radar technician during World War II in the Pacific (Hawaii and Guam). He was discharged as a Staff Sergeant in October 1945. After the war he married Barbara Woods. They had known each other as children growing up. They
lived for a few months with Barbara's parents, then briefly in Alhambra, and later in South Pasadena. They moved to Glendale in 1954 where they lived until their retirement in 1981, when they moved to Prescott, Arizona.
In early years, Walter worked for Mefford Chemicals, working with dyes. Later he was a salesman for Ames Harris Nevelle and Longview Fibre. 
Worth, Walter Dyson (I847)
 
1975 Walter worked for his brother, Albert, as a hired man in 1910. He never married. Bishir, Walter L. (I699)
 
1976 Warren Co. marriage records show 1817 marriages for an Isaac Coddington to Sarah Kelsey and Ama Walton. Coddington, Isaac (I2472)
 
1977 Was a fireman in St. Louis, MO in 1850. Bisher, Hiram (I5605)
 
1978 Was a Radio Announcer in Dayton, Ohio. Engle, Orville (I1979)
 
1979 Was killed in a rock fall in coal mine near Huntington, Arkansas. Talkington, Ed Dyer "Edd" Sr (I1435)
 
1980 Was living (as widow?) in Gaston Co., North Carolina in 1880.
Research: 1880 census shows a Mary Jane, age 18. 
Rhyme or Rhyne, Jane C. (I1872)
 
1981 Was living in a boarding house in Duluth, Minnesota in 1870. Bisher, William (I9217)
 
1982 Was living in East Greenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania in 1880. Beysher, Sepharus M. (I5669)
 
1983 Was living in Lovelock, Nevada in 1995. Marjorie (Mendenhall) Doyle remembers going around with Frank and Marion on their bread delivery route. For lunch they would have mayonnaise and potato chips on bread.

Frank Roy Mendenhall
Frank Roy Mendenhall, 90, died Sept. 7, 2000, at Fallon Convalescent Center. A native of Los Angeles, he was born Aug. 5,1910, to Jacob and Carrie (Lee) Frank and had lived in Lovelock since 1950, coming from Glendale, Calif. Mendenhall delivered Welshes Bread for 17 years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Humboldt Lodge 27 and the Methodist Church and had serves on the Pershing General Hospital Board. Son Corky died in 1961. Surviving are wife Marion of Lovelock; daughter Suzie Battcher of Gardnerville; sisters Betty Stierhoff of Turlock, Calif., and Marie Bisher of Glendale; brother Ray of Chino Valley, Ariz., five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral was held Monday at Lone Mountain Cemetery, under the direction of the Lovelock Funeral Home. 
Mendenhall, Frank Roy (I1335)
 
1984 Was living in Minnesota in 1870. Cannot find him in 1860 or 1880 censuses. Bisher, Herman (I9218)
 
1985 Was living in Norman, Oklahoma in 1969. McKaughan, Beulah Gertrude (I2191)
 
1986 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I9246)
 
1987 Was living in Santa Paula, California in 1900 and 1910 and 1920. Harkey, Ida May (I9455)
 
1988 Was living in Spokane, Washington in 1920. Floyd was said to have been the veterinarian for the Colorado State Racing Commission after moving to Julesburg. Mendenhall, Floyd F. (I2261)
 
1989 Was living in the Wayne County Insane Asylum, Michigan in 1870. Catharine, Biesheir (I9216)
 
1990 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1719)
 
1991 Was still living at home age 28 in 1920. Lived in Mooresville. Mendenhall, Eunice McCurdy (I2305)
 
1992 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2312)
 
1993 Was working for Joseph Dawson in 1838, East side of Sangamon, Piatt, Illinois. Bisher, Philip (I5567)
 
1994 Washington Lee’s parentage is somewhat conjectural, although Y-DNA tests have proven that he descends from the family of William Lee Sr. We believe he was the son of William Lee (Jr.) and Mary Polly (Cassady) because of his proximity to William G. Lee in Tulare Co., California in the 1870 census and the fact that one of his sons, William J. Lee, was living in 1880 with John Spurgeon, son of John and Lucinda (Lee) Spurgeon, who would have then been Wm. J. Lee’s first cousin in that scenario. Also, the death of both his parents by 1836 may have contributed to Washington’s willingness to leave for California in 1845.

Another possibility could be that Washington was a son of Joel Lee by his first marriage to Ora Newman (since there is a DNA match to one of Joel’s descendents and autosomal DNA for the Newman family), but there is no other evidence to confirm this. We think George Washington Lee’s wife, Amanda, was more likely the daughter of Joel Lee and Ora Newman based on autosomal DNA evidence. Also, there is no 1830 census slot in William’s household for Amanda - only an unidentified male slot - but there is room for Amanda in Joel Lee’s 1830 census count. We are 95% certain that George Washington Lee was the son of William and Mary Polly Lee.

Although Washington was born in Virginia, we know that he emigrated to Missouri by 17 August 1836 when he was married in Saline County to Miss Amanda Lee. Amanda was born about 1820 in Missouri, making her about 16 years old and Washington about 25 years old.

Nine years later, Washington and Amanda (Lee) Lee left the United States and headed across the frontier. Departing Missouri as members of the wagon train of 1845 they crossed the Oregon Trail with four-year-old son, John, and two-year-old daughter, Arna Francis, and another son, Bill, born either on the trail or soon after their arrival in the Oregon Territory. Washington Lee is recorded as claiming land 17 Aug 1845 in Clackamas Co. on the south bank of the Columbia River opposite the head of Diary Island and Fort Vancouver, on 26 Aug 1846 on “Bute” Creek (probably Butte Creek near present day Woodburn, OR), and 4 Mar 1847 and 25 Nov 1847 on the Columbia River opposite the island lying south of Fort Vancouver. They appear in the 1850 U.S. Census in Clark Co., now part of Washington State, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.

According to Oregon Land Extracts, having landed 9 June 1851 “upon a rock joining the mainland known as ‘Battle Rock””, a Geo. W. Lee entered into a contract to assist “in building a fort & 3 log houses or any other work that may be required while steamer ‘Sea Gull’ shall be engaged in making one trip to Portland & back to San Francisco & then back to Port Orford.” Port Orford was on the sea coast just north of the California border. This may have been our Washington Lee performing contract work for a couple of months away from home.

There were four more known children born in Oregon Territory, Mary, Joseph C., James, and Charles. Sometime between 1856 and 1860 Washington and Amanda packed up their family and went south.

By 1860, the family had moved to Northern California and was in Cache Creek Twp., Yolo County (near Sacramento). Washington continued following the occupation of “general farming” as stated from year to year in the census records. Here, two more girls were born, Ellen (Ella) and Ada, making these girls the first of our Lees born in California.

A few years later, Washington and Amanda are in the Farmersville area near Visalia, California appearing in both the 1866 California Great Register of Voters for Tulare County and the 1870 U.S. Census. With them are children: John, Bill, Joseph C., James, Ellen, and Ada. Two children are gone and presumed deceased by this time, Mary and Charles. Listed in the census next to this family is another Lee family from Missouri consisting of William Lee, his wife Elizabeth (Fugitt) Lee and seven children. Documentation needs to be found to substantiate the relationship between these two families.

No record of Washington Lee can be found in the 1880 census. The next evidence we have of him is his gravestone. He is buried in Colusa Community Cemetery, Colusa, California (near Sacramento), dated 6 January 1888. Buried next to him is his granddaughter, Amanda Conner, daughter of Ellen (Ella) (Lee) Conner. Neither a death date nor burial location has been found for Washington’s wife, Amanda (Lee) Lee. No record has been found for her after the 1870 census. The two youngest daughters, Ada and Ella returned to Northern California in the early 1880s, married and raised families in Woodland and Colusa. Daughter, Arna Francis married Charles Monroe in Tulare County. Washington’s sons spent time in the booming Santa Ynez Valley during the 1880s and ranched in the Calabasas and Topanga Canyon areas of Los Angeles County and the three boys, John, Joe and Bill are all buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

George Washington Lee, his wife and many of their children are registered Oregon Pioneers with the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers Organization. The entire family is listed as California Pioneers with the California Pioneer Project. You can read more about their experience on the Oregon Trail in the Brazen Overlanders of 1845, by Donna Wojcik Montgomery (pub. 1976). Washington and Amanda and children John Harvey, Arna Francis and William are named in the roster of the wagon train of 1845.

RESEARCH: The California 1860 Mortality Schedule lists a Lewis Lee, age 4, who died in Yolo Co., CA in Jun 1860.

According to Donnalee Smith, she had heard that Ada Lee’s parents owned a hotel in Sacramento at one time.

A Washington Lee appears in the list of voters in the presidential election of 1840 in Salt Pond Twp, Saline Co., Missouri.

We cannot find either Joel Lee or Wash Lee in the 1840 census, although Wash registered as a voter in Saline Co., MO. We wonder whether he and Amanda were living with Reuben or William Watts, guardians of Wash’s younger siblings.

It is interesting that, on the 1860 mortality schedule that lists Charles Lee’s death in June 1859 with “Putrid S. Throat” right after his name is listed Lewis (age 4) and Dora (age 2) both born in California but who also died in June 1859 of Putrid S. Throat. Could all three have been children of Wash and Amanda Lee? There is certainly room in the birth order for them and the fact that they were listed together might suggest they were recorded on the schedule when the census taker visited the Lee household. On the other hand, why was Charles listed in the main census schedule (and shouldn’t have been) and not the others? 
Lee, George Washington (I1024)
 
1995 Wayman was previously married and had children whom he brought to his marriage with Louisa:
William Parks, b ca 1857, Miss.
Henry W. Parks, b 2 Mar 1860, Ark., d 6 Mar 1902, bur Massey Cem. 
Parks, Wayman or William Adair or H. (I2180)
 
1996 We are guessing that Samuel is the son of Stephen although we have no proof. The family lived in Salem Twp., Highland Co., Ohio in 1850, 1860, and 1870.

Samuel was 76-6-4 when he died. 
Willett, Samuel (I5762)
 
1997 We believe William went by “Reuben” in the 1850 census in Missouri. Watts, William “Reuben” (I10710)
 
1998 We can find nothing about Electa Brown after the 1850 census. She may have died young. Brown, Electa (I9783)
 
1999 We don’t have any proof that Reuben and Samuel were brothers. They could have been father and son or any other relationship. We just know they each adopted one of John and Mary Lee’s young children in 1835. Watts, ? (I7612)
 
2000 We have had Samuel in our database for quite a while, without a source. Rather than remove him, I will note that we are still looking for the source. It could be he was added in error. Bishir, Samuel (I667)
 

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