|Posted By:||Mary Hagen|
|Subject:||Kenneth Ritz Pomeroy b 10 Aug 1909, lived Lincoln County,WY|
|Post Date:||May 20, 2008 at 11:45:39|
|Forum:||Lincoln County, WY Genealogy Forum|
I am a volunteer with the American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association (APHGA) www.americanpomeroys.org.
We are updating the reference books The History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family pub 1912, 1922 (descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy who came to America about 1630).
Vol 2, p 494 has this entry about Wyoming pioneer,
JUSTIN POMEROY (Moses, Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed)
Born Feb. 22, 1818, Holyoke, Mass.; m. March 22, 1840, AMY V. RUNYON; he d. Oct. 13, 1889. At the age of 16 he went to Hartford, Conn.; and was employed in driving four-horse stages between Hartford and London, Hartford and Worcester, Hartford and Bristol. Later he went to Illinois, and in 1864 to WYOMING, SETTLING AS A PIONEER NEAR EVANSTON.
8th gen. Children:
RONEY POMEROY, b. Jan. 10, 1843. Res., Evanston, Winter Co., Wyoming.
(Another source gives alternate name:
ARAUNAH RUNYON POMEROY)
ALFRED POMEROY, b. Dec. 13, 1844. Res., Evanston.
ALICE POMEROY, b. July 12, 1847; m. Mr. Mather. Res., Buffalo, Wyoming.
I am currently following up on the grandson of RONEY POMEROY, KENNETH RITZ POMEROY, born 10 August 1909, WY.
What I have so far:
1920 US Census Fontenell, Lincoln County, Wyoming
Father: FRANK J POMEROY, b April 22, 1880 (other source)
in Wyoming. Rancher. Stock Raising.
Mother: ETTA FLORENCE (RITZ) POMEROY (other source) age 33, born in Iowa.
KENNETH RITZ POMEROY b 10 August 1909, Wyoming
(birthdate from another source)
BETTY J POMEROY b abt 1914, WY
Census says they lived at Fontenelle Creek. Is that a body of water, or a town, or??
1930 US Census Election District 9, Lincoln, Wyoming
Lists parents FRANK J POMEROY and ETTA POMEROY. FRANK is a Rancher. Sheep.
KENNETH R POMEROY, age 20. Occupation: none
BETTY J POMEROY, age 16.
FRANCIS J(daughter)POMEROY, age 8
RUSSELL A POMEROY, age 2 years 10 months.
I have found KENNETH RITZ POMEROY in a University of Washington Student Directory for 1927. He was a business
major. Looks like he only attended one year or less, and probably returned to his family in Wyoming. Still with them, in 1930.
KENNETH RITZ POMEROY died 12 April 1983, Whittier,
Los Angeles County, California. California Death Index, and SSDI. His SS# was issued in California, before 1951.
Did KENNETH marry? Have children? We would also like to contact any living descendants.
Any information on Kenneth's siblings, BETTY J, FRANCIS J, and RUSSELL A? Did they remain in Lincoln County, or other area in Wyoming? Did they also go to California? Or?
We'll appreciate any help in learning more about this family, and any Wyoming research resources you can recommend. Thanks!
Mary Ann (Pomeroy) Hagen
West Coast Office, APHGA