In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.
In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed,
The Cattaraugus Reservation, in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties, New York, as delineated on the map, occupies both sides of Cattaraugus creek. It is 9.5 miles long on a direct east and west line, averages 3 miles in width at the center, dropping at is eastern line an additional rectangle of 2 by 3 miles. A 6-mile strip on the north and 2 “mile blocks” at diagonal corners are occupied by white people, and litigation is pending as to their rights and responsibilities. The Seneca Nation claims that the permit or grant under which said lands were occupied and improved
Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Bessie (Conklin) Lay Of Cove Is Dead Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie May Lay, long time resident of Cove who died yesterday at a local hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal church in Cove. Rev. Clarence A. Kopp will conduct the service. Mrs. Lay, who was born in Iowa, lived in Union county nearly all her life. She was a member of the Episcopal church at Cove. Mrs. Lay is survived by her husband, Roy Lay of Cove; three brothers, Albert and Thomas Conklin of Cove and Phillip Conklin of
Cove, Union County, Oregon Cove (Special) – Roswell LeRoy Lay, 76, retired contractor and builder and resident of the county for 30 years, died Saturday at Walla Walla after a long illness. Born in Illinois Aug. 7, 1875, he is survived by two brothers, Reuben Daniel, Springfield; Alfred Daniel, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Ivy Feldman, Portland, and Mrs. Bertha Proctor, Cove. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the Daniels Funeral home with Rev. Clarence Kopp officiating. Burial will be in Cove cemetery. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, July 14, 1952 Page 7 Contributed by: Tom Childers
Union, Oregon Lois Irene Lay, 92, of Boise and formerly of Union, died Sunday in Boise. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ginger Creek LDS ward 11918 W. Ustick Road in Boise. Viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. before the service. A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Cemetery. Mrs. Lay was born June 14, 1914, to Charlie Lewis Deardorff and Minnie Meyer in Baker City. She graduated from Baker High School, and married Guild Duel Lay April 1, 1938. They lived on a ranch near Medical Springs until
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Myrtle Yvonna Lay, 91, died Aug. 22, 2005, at Medford Rehabilitation and Health Center in Medford. A graveside service will be held for Mrs. Lay at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland. The Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home in Ashland will handle the arrangements. Chaplain Paul Hagedorn of the Providence Hospital Hospice Care Unit will officiate. Myrtle was born April 19, 1914, to Guy and Jane Inman, whose parents were early immigrants to Eastern Oregon from the Midwest. She spent most of her childhood in or near Baker City and
Urdel LaMar “Sam” Lay, a long-time resident of Baker City, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the St. Elizabeth Care Center, at the age of 79. Visitation was held on Monday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 13, 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., followed by a vault interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Orrin Lay officiated and Bishop Jeffery Daniels conducted. Military Auspices were by the United States National Guard. Friends were invited to join the family for a