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Re: Sally Ann Manning's daughter Vermelia 'Melia'
Posted by: Wendy Bergerud Date: February 03, 2002 at 19:41:30
In Reply to: Re: Delia Blackmun's niece Sally Ann Manning by julie otto of 471

Here is a brief genealogy report for Melia's descendants. I have included some brief information on her step-children Art and Dot since they were only 9 and 5 when Melia married their father.

Descendants of Vermelia Ogden 'Melia' Manning


Generation No. 1

       1. Vermelia Ogden 'Melia'2 Manning (Steven K1) was born 20 Feb 1853 in New York, and died 23 Sep 1922 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. She married Ruthven Baker Thompson 15 Oct 1885 in Ramsey, Minnesota, son of Joseph Eliot ?Eliot? Thompson and Eliza Jane ?Jane? Baker. He was born 10 Dec 1849 in Sugar Grove, Kane Co., Illinois, and died 01 Sep 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
       
Her step-children were the children of Ruthven Thompson and his first wife, Augusta ?Gussie? Ringer:
+       a       i.       Arthur Rollin 'Art' Thompson, born 07 Dec 1876 possibly in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 04 Jan 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
+       b       ii.       Elsie Maude 'Dot' Thompson, born 24 Nov 1880 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; died 17 Oct 1920 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

Children of Vermelia Manning and Ruthven Thompson were:
+       2       i.       Lucille Mildred Thompson, born 27 Aug 1887 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died Nov 1986 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
+       3       ii.       Ruthven Baker Thompson, Jr, born 30 Dec 1889 probably in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 22 Jul 1962 probably in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
+       4       iii.       Dorothy 'Dot' Thompson, born 30 Nov 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 15 Apr 1993.


Generation No. 2

       a. Arthur Rollin 'Art' Thompson was born 07 Dec 1876 possibly in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died 04 Jan 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married (1) Grace Viola Ryerse 05 Mar 1903 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter of Orren Ryerse and Emily Green. She was born 23 Jul 1876 in Port Ryerse, Ontario, and died 15 Sep 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married (2) Wanda Busby after 1937. He married (3) Lois Margaret Munger 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. She was born 06 Jul 1893 in Bay City, Michigan, and died 13 Aug 1975 in Crosby, Minnesota.
       
Children of Arthur Thompson and Grace Ryerse are:
              i.       Marjorie Thompson, born 05 Dec 1903 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 16 Nov 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married (1) Alf Leon Bergerud 06 Aug 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; born 02 Feb 1899 in Aastad, Minnesota; died 15 Feb 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married (2) John Roberts 'Bob' Todd about 01 Oct 1944 probably in Duluth, Minnesota; born 23 Sep 1900 in Duluth, Minnesota; died 24 Jan 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married (3) Maurice Wright about1978; born 24 Aug 1904; died 19 Aug 1998 in Lakeville, Dakota, Minnesota. She had one son with the first husband.
              ii.       Jane Thompson, born 26 Oct 1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 31 Dec 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married (1) Benjamin Franklin Nelson II about Jun 1930 probably in Minneapolis, Minnesota; born Bet. 1908 - 1909; died 28 Jul 1953. She married (2) Ralph Fabian Merchant between 1962 - 1964 possibly in Fergus Falls, Minnesota; born 29 Sep 1907 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died May 1980 probably in Annandale, Wright Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota. No children.

       b. Elsie Maude 'Dot' Thompson (Ruthven Baker) was born 24 Nov 1880 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, and died 17 Oct 1920 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. She married George Carpenter Brett between 1898 - 1907 probably in Minnesota. He was born 21 Oct 1879 in Henry, South Dakota, and died Sep 1970 in Sacramento, California.
       
Children of Elsie Thompson and George Brett are:
              i.       Frank Rufus Brett, born 11 Mar 1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 26 Sep 1989 in Placerville, California. He married (1) Living Weller 1939. He married (2) Anita Cheney 27 Sep 1954 in Carson City, Nevada; born 16 Oct 1910 in Middletown, California; died 14 Sep 2000 probably in Placerville, California. No children.
              ii.       Georgianna Brett, born 19 Aug 1909 in Chicago, Illinois; died 05 Feb 1996 in California. She married John Fischer Jul 1934 in Sacramento, California; born 19 Jun 1909 in Switzerland; died 12 Aug 1973. They had two children.

Generation No. 2

       2. Lucille Mildred Thompson (Vermelia Ogden 'Melia' 2 Manning, Steven K1) was born 27 Aug 1887 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died Nov 1986 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married James Cecil McKercher 17 Jun 1908, son of Peter McKercher and Agnes Aitchison. He was born 26 Feb 1885 in Clear Lake, Iowa, and died 24 Nov 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
       
Children of Lucille Thompson and James McKercher are:
       5       i.       Robert Manning 'Bob' McKercher, born 12 Mar 1910 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 23 Jan 1989 in Naples, Florida. He married (1) Edith Mattern after 1928; born about 1910. He married (2) Leone Cooper 16 Feb 1935 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; born 07 Nov 1909 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 23 Feb 1983 in Royal Oak, Michigan. He had two children with Leone.
       6       ii.       Karen McKercher, born 14 Jun 1916; died 14 Jun 1916.
       7       iii.       Patricia McKercher, born 20 Sep 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 10 Nov 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Adopted child. She married William Peder Bredesen 22 Sep 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; born 22 Jan 1916 in New Prague, Minnesota; died 10 Apr 1990 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They had three children.

       3. Ruthven Baker Thompson, Jr (Vermelia Ogden 'Melia' 2 Manning, Steven K1) was born 30 Dec 1889 probably in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died 22 Jul 1962 probably in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married (1) Nell 'Nellie' Cograve about 1915. She was born between 1888 - 1889, and died 21 Apr 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married (2) Elizabeth Genivieve 'Betty' Adams about 1934. She was born 14 Aug 1902, and died 05 Dec 1993.
       
Children of Ruthven Thompson and Nell Cograve are:
       8       i.       Polly Ann Thompson, born Bet. 1916 - 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 22 Jul 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
       9       ii.       Baby Boy Thompson, born 27 Jul 1919 in Eitel Hospital, Minnesota?; died 29 Jul 1919 in Eitel Hospital, Minnesota?
       10       iii.       Living Thompson.
       11       iv.       Ruthven Baker Thompson III, born 03 Jan 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 20 Jul 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Living Farrell 15 Jun 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; They have four children
       12       v.       Living Thompson. She married Living Klass about 1957; They have three children.
       
Child of Ruthven Thompson and Elizabeth Adams is:
       13       i.       Living Thompson, born 26 Nov 1935. She married Living Williams Bet. 1953 - 1958; They have three children.

       4. Dorothy 'Dot'3 Thompson (Vermelia Ogden 'Melia'2 Manning, Steven K1) was born 30 Nov 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died 15 Apr 1993. She married John Oliver 'Jack' Tillotson 01 Jun 1918 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born 23 Nov 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died 31 Oct 1985.
       
Child of Dorothy Thompson and John Tillotson is:
       14       i.       Living Tillotson. She married George Frankenfield Speakes 03 Apr 1948 probably in Minneapolis, Minnesota; born 05 Nov 1908; died 02 May 1978 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have one child.


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