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According to her obituary, "Graveside services were held Wednesday at
Santa Fe National Cemetery for Ina Neff Dezell, 73, a resident of
Albuquerque for two years and formerly a resident of Belen for 20 years.
She died Monday morning in an Albuquerque hospital.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and had retired from the
Santa Fe Railroad as a chief clerk. She was the daughter of Stewart and
Victoria Neff, pioneers in the Artesia area.

She is survived by four sisters, Golden Manda of Farmington,Pat Weber of
Clovis, Ruby Roberts of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Verda Claunch of Walnut
Creek, California; nine nieces and nephews; 27 great nieces and nephews;
and seven great-great nieces and nephews.

Strong-Thorne Funeral Home, Albuquerque was in charge of arrangements."

Don't know if he and Ina had any children, but none were listed in his or
her obituary, so assume that they did not.


Note    H00039         Index
According to Worcester book, "Residence Haverhill, Methuen, Nottingham West, Groton and Weathersfield, Vt., Yeoman."


Note    H00040         Index
Obituary, July 19, 1984 (Hill City paper?)

A. Delbert Worcester, 87, died Friday,July 13, at Graham County Hospital.

He was born November 21, 1986, in Graham County to Lester and Octa May
(Bird) Worcester. He married Okie Washburn on April 14, 1917, in
Norton. He was a farmer, stockman and oil well driller and was a member
of the Hill City Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Billy Joe, Hill City,
and Leonne, Goodland; four daughters, Esther Henderson, San Francisco,
California, Ava June Scranton, Hill City, Darlene Wilson, Salina and
Bonnie Ginther, Hays; three brothers, Ray Worcester, Salina, Lee
Worcester, Hill City, and Price Worcester, Oberlin, six sisters, Marie
Lewis, Denver, Erma E. Killion, Hill City, Frances Baird, Napa,
California, Marthella Brumbaugh, Plainville, Lois Handy, Los Angeles,
California, and Nelda Griffith, Concord, Ohio, 24 grandchildren and 18
great grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at the Christian Church with the Rev.
Phil Ashley officiating, burial was in Hill City Cemetery.


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Not sure of years..dates from JEssica...
Ben: October 16th
John: December 20th
Jill: April 23rd
Tim: June 5th
Sam: September 15th
Lisa: April 14th
David John Speake: March 27


Note    H00042         Index
Family Histories by Evelyn Coover Volpe - August 1999 (received from her son, Lawrence A. Wright)

Pop: Oakey Dye Coover was born in Farmersburg, Kansas, August 19, 1878. He grew up on a farm in Chautaugua County one hundred miles southeast of Wichita between Elk Falls and Sedan. He died February 8, 1964 at 85-1/2 years of uremia. He had one brother, Arthur, who with his wife Stella, had three children - Beulah, Margarete and Carl. They lived in Sedan. Pop and Uncle Artie had one sister who must have died young. She wasn't normal in some way. Pop was a teacher for a while and later became a mail carrier but always had work through the depression of the thirties. Momand Pop were both buried in the White Chapel Cemetery at 17th and Oliver in Wichita, section 9, lot 24, #'s 1 and 2.


Note    H00043         Index
Birth Family Record from Cardwell family bible, lists Clayton's birth date as February 7, 1910, rather than February 17, 1910.


Note    H00044         Index
Both Grandma Lewis Alva and his wife Grace were school teachers in Owensburg, Indiana and that is where they met. Mom said she had some newspaper that showed both of their names being listed as teachers of the school. She said the school was for all ages of children.

June 1998--Lewis Alva Elston's mother died when he was 2. He had an older sister, Rosella 5, and Edward Clyde was 6. Prescott and Martha Elston, who were friends of the Engledow's adopted the baby, Lewis Alva. Lewis Alva and his wife Grace, named one of their children after his adopted mother, Martha.

Prescott Elston (Lewis Alva's adopted father) lived to be in his 90's. Mom said Prescott would take her down Lincoln Avenue and buy her candy and buy his cigars. Mom said he told her when he was 11 years old that his folks took him on a buckboard to Indianapolis and he saw Abraham Lincoln on the back of a train. Mom said "Grandpa you must be over 100 years old." He was in his 90's then. Mom said he laughed and laughed.

Engledow's are from Greene County, Tennessee.

Lewis Alva's real mother's name is Carolyn "Carrie" Carder. Mom said that in books in her library, she found her name to be Carolyn in a marriage record to my grandfather. That is Lewis Alva's mothers real name.

December 25, 2001--My mother passed on this story, when Grandpa Elston was about 20 he and his brother, Edward Clyde, were contacted by an attorney who told them that they had inherited the Engeldow title in England. They had no way of going to England and signed papers to sign the Engeldow title over to the next Engeldow in line who was living in England.

Mom found Lord Engeldow....he was in his 80's when mom found him in the peerage and several years later he was gone and peerage apparently died with him as he had no male heir.