Posted By:BillNelson
Subject:Re: George Bennett b. 1834 & Mary Jane b. 1836
Post Date:December 13, 2005 at 10:20:30
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Forum:Clay County, IL Genealogy Forum
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My great aunt, Dora Ella STANFORD (January 31, 1871-abt1900) married Ohioan Charles Humphrey (1865-aft 1900) in 1888 in Clay County. In 1900 this couple was farming in Champaign County, Illinois, and had a large family started: Ernest 9, Harland 7, Nellie 4, Della 2, and Russel 1. Cousin David Kenley, age 17, was also living with them. Then shortly after 1900 something mysterious, and possibly terrible happened. By 1910 the family except Della and Harland had totally disappeared from the U. S. census. Harlan was living with John and Laura Byres in Schuyler County, Illinois, and litlle Della, now 12, had been moved all the way to Dawson County, Nebraska, living with her Uncle Frank and Aunt Sally (STANFORD) Magnuson. Can you tell me anything about Charles Humphrey?