Dow Family Genealogy Forum
Heres what I have on the Canfields..I hope it helps someone.
Greshom L. Canfield
his sisters Jennie Shannon
Alice B neal
C.N. Canfield (Charles Norton Canfield)
List of other names related:
Aruthur Lewis Casteel
Helen Margeret Casteel
Auva Marget Dow
Edith Dow Canfield
Alice Bess Canfield
G. I. Van Doll
Mrs. G. W. Brucher
Charles Vern Canfield,
Mrs. Alfred Mieter
Mrs. E. F. Neal
James L. Canfield
Miss Ida M Forney
Greshom Canfield married Mary Robertson had one son James L. Canfield they adopted another and named him Ralph Canfield he married Auva Marget Dow and had 2 children Ralph Canfield and Edith Canfield. Ralph Canfield Jr died of pneumonia at 21 yrs.old. Edith Dow Canfield married Aruthur Lewis Casteel and had one daughter Helen Margeret Casteel.
Charles Norton Canfield, below is his obit;
CANFIELD RITES WERE THURSDAY Large Crowd Indication of Esteem In Which Old Timer Was Held Large crowd that attended the funeral services at the Cheqwath Mortuary Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock was and Indication of the esteem in which Woodwardites hold Charles Norton Canfield. Burial was in Elmwood. Mr. Canfield was born in Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois, May 20, 1851, and died May 14, 1929, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was the oldest of seven children born to Mr. And Mrs. Canfield. After spending his boyhood in Illinois, he went to Iowa at the age of 19 where he married Sarah Royalty. In 1871, he and his wife moved to Kansas. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Myrtle Brandt of Woodward and Lester Canfield of Sharon, both who survive him, during his residence in Kansas he was occupied in the harness and saddlery business as well as the farming interest. In 1884, he married Belle Bevington in Mankato, Kan. The following children were born to this union: Alice Bess Canfield of Oklahoma City, Mrs., G. I. Van Doll of Tulsa, Mrs. G. W. Brucher and Charles Vern Canfield, both of Oklahoma City, all to whom survive him Mr. Canfield moved to Woodward in 1905 and lived here until his death. In June 1920, he was married to Laura Button, who survived him. All of his sisters and brother are living. These are Mrs. Jennie Shannon and Mrs. Alfred Mieter, both of Kansas City, Mo., Miss Lial Canfield, Mrs. C. M. Kingsley and Mrs. E. F. Neal of Colorado Springs, Colo., and G. L. Canfield of Beaver City, Neb. The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge at Mankato for many years. All of his children and his oldest sister, Mrs. Shannon, attended the last rites here.
(note* the paper is very old and in bad shape)
Greshom L. Canfield obit in paper dated October 7th 1929 G.L.Canfield was born at Morrison, Ill., October 20, 1857, and died at his late home one mile south of Beaver City, Nebr., October 27, 1929. Ages 72 years and 7 days. He moved from his birthplace in Illinois at the age of 16 to Burr Oak, Kans. He united in marriage to Mary Robertson, at Burr Oak, August 11, 1878. One son, James L. Canfield was born to this union. Mrs. Canfield __?___June 6, 1880. Mr.. Canfield and Miss Ida M Forney, eldest daughter of E_ _ (t or f?)erů Mrs.Christian Forney, were married in 1886. Five years later Mr. and Mrs. Canfield moved to Beaver City, where they had since resided, with the exception of nine years spent near Kansas City, Mo. One adopted son was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Canfield. He died several years ago (note* They adopted Ralph Canfield who died of pneumonia at 21 yrs.old)... Mr. Canfield is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida M. Canfield; two great grandchildren, Edith and (note* I believe this should read Ralph Canfield Jr.) Gersham Canfield: four sister, Mrs. Jennie Shannon and Mrs. Era Weider, Kansas City, Mo.: Miss Lial Canfield Of Canon City, Colo., and Mrs. Myrta Kingsley, of Colorado Springs, Colo, One brother, C.N. Canfield, and one sister, Mrs. Ailie B. Neal, preceded him to the spirit world. Mr. Canfield was a member of the Brethren church of Beaver City and of the Beaver City Masonic lodge. He was made a Mason in April, 1879, and would have completed a faithful record of fifty years had he lived until April of next year. Funeral services were held at the Brethren church, Thursday afternoon, October 31, conducted by Rev. J D. Kemper, of Carleton, Nebr., and the lst rites at Mount Hope cemetery were in charge of the breathren of the Beaver City Masonic fraternity. A Tribute Mr. Canfield was our closest neighbor for nearly ten years and although we were intimately associated in our work, there never was an unkind word between us. He was a very good neighbor to live by, and we will greatly miss his short calls, which he made almost daily until he was to ill to walk. He was a delightful story teller, and we never tired of hearing him recount some tale of the days gone by. When told that his disease could not be cured he received the verdict philosophically, saying that he had lived the length of time allotted to man and perhaps it would be selfish to want to live longer. He will be greatly missed as the days go by.
Just a note I am looking for any info on my grandmother her name was Edith Dow Canfield (it is
possible that she goes by the last name Fountaine or La Fountaine other names include Angel,
Gem-Del,) I'm unsure of her birthday it could have been in 1915-16. Her place of birth was Red
Cloud, Nebraska. Her mothers name was Auva Margaret Dow. Edith had one daughter that we
know of named Helen Margaret Casteel (Father Arthur Lewis Casteel). The only thing we know is
that Edith ran off when my mother was around five yrs. old with a man named Hershal Angel. If
you have any information please email me at email@example.com thank you so much.