May 29, 2012

Helen Maria Doty Bugbee

My great-grandfather, George Washington Doty,
son of Joseph and Sarah True Doty, had five siblings:
Emeline, born 1840, died 1903
Sarah, born 1842, died 1921
William True, born 1845, died 1918
Charles, born 1846, died 1865
George Washington, born 1848, died 1910
Helen Maria, born 1850, died 1900

Helen Marie Doty, the youngest child of Joseph and Sarah True Doty, was born on November 4, 1850 in Raisinville when Joseph was 46 and his wife, 36.  Called Maria in most sources, she married William Wallace Bugbee when she was 24, on June 15, 1875.  Maria's older sister, Emeline and husband, John, were the witnesses to the Monroe, Michigan marriage.  William, 28, gave his occupation as farmer.
The map showing El Dorado, Kansas was included because Maria and William (often referred to as W.W.) also went to El Dorado to settle.  (In a previous post, I discussed Maria's older sister, Sarah McIntire, and their settlement in El Dorado.)  Affordable land and opportunity called to the young couple who moved there in 1879.
In the 1880 Federal Census, they were shown in Prospect Township, Butler County, Kansas.  William, 33, and Maria, 29, also had living with them his younger brother, Jay, 18.
On February 23, 1881, Maria and William welcomed baby daughter, Sarah Ethel, called Ethel.  As far as I have been able to determine, Ethel was their only living child.  Other documents show a male Bugbee born in September 1876 and dying in October 1876 and a daughter, Edith, was born in 1883 and died in 1885.  Edith was buried with her parents.

In 1883, The History of the State of Kansas was published by William Cutler and in it appeared this note on William W. Bugbee:

"W. W. BUGBEE, stockman, Section 26, P. O. El Dorado, is a native of Michigan and was born in Barry County, January 10, 1847, was there educated and reared, his early days being spent in tilling the soil.  Was married, in Michigan, to Miss Maria Doty, of that State; they have one daughter, Ethel.  Mr. B. is a member of the Mason's and Odd Fellow's lodges of El Dorado.  He and his family came to Butler County, Kan., the spring of 1879.  He is well known among the leading stockmen." (pt. 16)

Not only did William raise cattle, but he also ran a livery stable and he was a placing agent for the Children's Aid Society of New York. This agency took young boys found on the streets of New York or in orphanages and sent them West, after training in the skills of farming or ranching, to be adopted into families to work.  Bugbee was named in the Senate of New York review of this program in 1898:
"...W. W. Bugbee, livery stable proprietor in El Dorado, Kansas, who was employed temporarily when services were needed to place, visit, or remove children as needed." 
A committee of businessmen from each town near where children were placed would be their advocates and watch for abuses.

An actual advertisement for these Orphan Train children:

Wanted! Homes for orphan children.

A company of orphan children under the auspices of the Children's Aid Society of New York will arrive at Valley Falls, Thursday afternoon, December 8.
These children are bright, intelligent and well disciplined, both boys and girls of various ages. They are placed on trial, and if not satisfactory will be removed. Parties taking them must be well recommended. A local committee of citizens of Valley Falls has been selected to assist the agents in placing the children. Applications must be made to and endorsed by the local committee. Bring your recommendations with you. The following well known citizens have agreed to act as a local committee: J.T.B. Gephart, L.H. Burnett, Alex Kerr, A.D. Kendall, Dr. A.D. Lowry and Neil McLeod. Distribution will take place at the opera house, on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Come and see the children and hear the address. B.W. Tice, Western Agent, 105 East Twenty-second Street, New York: Miss A.L. Hill, visiting and placing agent, 105 East Twenty-second Street, New York; W.W. Bugbee, state agent for Kansas, Eldorado, Kansas. (1910)
Kansas had a state census in 1895 and again, the Bugbees are listed: Maria D., 44; husband W. W., 48 with Ethel, 14 and William's brother, I think, A. J. Bugbee, 33.  They were still in El Dorado.

I have been able to find little or no information on Maria.  I'm sure she was a dependable housewife and mother and she was in the Rebekah Lodge of El Dorado.  The search for obituaries is ongoing.

Sadly, Maria died in March 1900 at the age of 49, before the census enumerator came around that year.  The 1900 census listed, William W. Bugbee, born June 1847, age 53, and Ethel, age 19, born February 1881.  William had been married 25 years and was working as a livery man, owning his home.  He was listed as married, not widowed, but I think that was because Maria died within that year. 

William W. Bugbee was serving as Mayor of El Dorado when Maria died.  He only served a one year term from 1899 - 1900.  In 1900, he was vice-president of the Butler County Fair Board, as well.

But sometime between 1900 and 1905, William and daughter Ethel left Kansas for New York.  In the 1905 New York census for Mt. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York, W.W. and Ethel are enumerated at the Brace Memorial Farm School.  William, 58, was the Assistant Superintendent of the school, and Ethel , 24, worked in the dining room.

The Brace Memorial Farm School, located thirty miles from New York City, was founded in 1892 on 125 acres and opened to train boys from the Children's Aid Society for farm work and eventual placement on farms and ranches in the West. The New York Times ran an article on the school on December 5, 1894 which said, in part:
Newsboys and Bootblacks of New York Trained for Western Homes - Success of the Scheme.
...As soon as the necessary repairs had been made, twenty street arabs from the Newsboys' Lodging House, on Chambers Street, New york, were taken up to the farm at their own request, and so greatly were they charmed with the idea of sleeping on a real bed every night without paying anything that there has never been any difficulty in keeping the ranks replenished.
The purpose of this farm is primarily to give practical farm instruction to boys from ten to sixteen years old, so that when provided with homes on the Western farms, they may be of immediate value and service.  It is, in short, a probation school.  Every boy is given a six weeks' trial.  If he proves to be of good material and trustworthy, he is sent out West.  Should he turn out worthless, he is is sent back to New York, and may have another trial.  Thus far there have been very few of the latter kind..."

So William went from placing children on farms to training them for the farm tasks.  I'm not sure how long William held this job, but by the 1910 census, he was back in El Dorado, Kansas, age 63, and a widower.  He was boarding with Jasper and Myrtle McCardle and his occupation was again, agent for the Children's Aid Society.  Ethel, 29 and single, was also back in El Dorado, a boarder with J. L. Cupples and his wife.  She was working as a pianist at a moving picture place!

William died on February 8, 1916 in Ocala, Florida at the age of 69. 

Ethel then married Karl Geddes in El Dorado in 1917 and they had no children. 
From the El Dorado Times, September 28, 1963:
Mrs. Karl Geddes Dies at Wichita; Services Monday.
Mrs. Karl M.Geddes, a lifelong resident of El Dorado, died this morning at the Kansas Masonic home at Wichita.  She was 82 years old.  (Funeral arrangements omitted.)  Mrs. Geddes was born in El Dorado Feb. 23, 1881 and had lived there until three years ago when she moved to Wichita.  Mrs. Geddes was a member of Trinity Episcopal church and was a former organist.  Other memberships included the Daughters of the King and the El Dorado Music Club. 
She and Karl M. Geddes were married in El Dorado on June 28, 1917.  Mr. Geddes was a well-known attorney here many years.  He died in 1952.
Survivors include two second cousins, W. H. Davis, Wichita, and W. J. Bugbee, Gem. Kan."

Ethel Bugbee Geddes, wife of Karl Geddes, applied for entrance into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), based on her relationship to Peter Doty, her great-great grandfather and my four greats grandfather, who served in the New York militia during the Revolution. 
But the Helen Marie Doty line of the family Bugbee ended with Ethel.

May 28, 2012

The Mystery Trip Continues

The next part of the trip took us back to Wisconsin to Wausau and its surroundings.  There we stayed at the Jefferson Street Inn in the center of the small city, right next to lots of shops and a mall.
We had a wonderful filet mignon dinner, prepared for our group and served in one of the large rooms available.  In the midst of the meal, the tornado sirens began to blare.  Soon the manager came, saying that a tornado had touched down on the edge of the city, so we were all escorted into a stairwell where we spent about 20 minutes before the all-clear was given.  "Making a memory..."
We picked up a local guide the next day who took us on a tour of the city, showing us the large, elaborate homes of the timber barons from the early days of the area.  Our first stop was an art museum filled with beautiful woodcuts and NASA inspired art by famous artists such as Norman Rockwell and Annie Liebowitz.

Then we went into the country, the heart of dairyland.  Our first stop was at a technical school where we were given a tour of their agricultural facility, primarily their dairy operation which uses a robotic milking machine.  Because of electronic tagging on the animal, the robot recognizes the cow when it enters, whether it is time for it to be milked, its udder measurements, etc. and so no humans really are involved.  If a cow goes into the stall and it's not time for milking, the gate opens and they are refused (not fed).  Computers log all aspects of feed mix and milk output.

Our next stop at Willow Springs Garden gave us a look at a restored town hall and a round barn in the process of being restored.  The whole farm is used for special events and festivals which are very popular in the region.  One couple owns and manages it all.  There we were divided into three groups: one group made butter (Jim), one group made ice cream, and the last group made mozarella cheese (Dianne). Our masterpieces were then served to us as part of our lunch!

Photos: Making butter
and mozarella cheese

Photos of the round barn, interior and exterior.  It is sporting brand new siding, but much work is needed yet on the inside.

Our next stops were at two very different dairy farms - one enormous operation with 3000 cows and the other, a smaller family farm with 70.  The first place was "a little" pungent!  Whew! 
The family farm also raised ginseng as a crop to be sold, mainly to China.  It is harvested after three years of growing and is quite a risky, labor intensive crop to bring to maturation when the root is harvested and dried.  Wisconsin is the leading state for ginseng production in the U.S.

After a comedy of errors at dinner that night (long story), we were on our way home on Saturday morning with a little more knowledge, a new group of acquaintances, and some tales to tell. 

May 27, 2012

Traveling Can Be a Mystery

We signed up for our first mystery trip this year, and liked it so much that we both agree we would do it again.  We had no idea where we were headed or what we would see when we boarded our bus on Monday morning.  Eventually, we figured out that we were going north and by elimination, it would be Michigan UP, Minnesota or Wisconsin because the tour was for just six days.

The first day we traveled as far as Chippewa Falls, WI and learned that we would be heading to Duluth and the North Shore!  We were excited because neither of us had been to Minnesota.

In Duluth, we had a lovely hotel - The Canal Park Lodge - and we all had rooms with views of Lake Superior.  We could watch the big freighters and ore boats coming in or the joggers/strollers on the walking path behind the hotel.  We had gusty winds and temperatures about in the fifties.
This aerial lift bridge in Duluth will raise and lower to allow ships into the harbor.  It is one of two like it in the world - the other in Rouen, France.  When a ship signals one long and two shorts on its horn, the center gate mechanism rises for the ship to pass through.  Too bad for the traffic trying to cross the bridge, as the wait could be as much as a half hour!

We had a bus tour of Duluth with a local guide, time for lunch and shopping, and then a dinner cruise in the evening on the Vista Star.  Our boat had to stay in the harbor, however, because of the choppy lake.  It was very smooth in the harbor. The photo below was taken along the boardwalk behind the hotel.  As you might notice, we had to purchase some University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) sweatshirts to keep warm!

The next day, our bus took us on a tour of the North Shore of Lake Superior, stopping at Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls State Park so see one of the falls there.  We had lunch at the Lutsen Resort, all local specialities - Minnesota wild rice soup, blueberry salad, and almond Swiss creme with lingenberries - and all delicious.

Wednesday evening ended with dinner in the revolving restaurant atop the Raddison building in Duluth - walleye and North Woods chicken.

Our last stop in Duluth was on Thursday morning when we visited the Glensheen Mansion, home of the Coughlin family, one of the richest families in Minnesota during the early times of ore mining.  We had a tour and a catered lunch there in the garden room.

On to Part 2...

May 22, 2012

Charles Doty, Union Soldier

My great-grandfather, George Washington Doty,
son of Joseph and Sarah True Doty, had five siblings:
Emeline, born 1840, died 1903
Sarah, born 1842, died 1921
William True, born 1845, died 1918
Charles, born 1846, died 1865
George Washington, born 1848, died 1910
Helen Maria, born 1850

Charles Doty was the second son and fourth child of Joseph and Sarah Doty, born on August 25, 1846 at the homestead.   In the 1850 and 1860 census, he was shown living with his parents in Raisinville Township, Michigan. 

In August 1864, Charles turned 18 and he wasted no time before enlisting in the Union cause.  On September 26, 1864, he went to Monroe and enlisted as a private in the Michigan 18th Infantry Regiment, Company B. 
This regiment had organized originally at Hillsdale on July 2, 1862 when a call for 300,000 men went out from President Lincoln after McClellan's defeats.  Michigan was to supply over 11,000 of those men.  The ranks were quickly filled and the regiment left the state on September 18, 1862 for a one year term.

Charles caught up to his regiment about October 11, 1864 near Decatur, Alabama.  The regiment was trying to capture enemy trains in that region and they were pursuing any Confederates who tried to stop them.  They defended Decatur successfully against General Hood and were officially stationed there on November 1, 1864 under the command of Major Hubbard.  On November 25, they left Decatur, marching along the railroad line about eighty miles to Stevenson where they built fortifications, remaining there until December 19, 1864.  They were then ordered back to Decatur where they stayed doing garrison duty until January 11, 1865 when the regiment proceeded by train to Huntsville for post duty.

Charles served through the winter, but fell ill and died February 28, 1865.  I've often read that disease was the biggest killer of the war because so little was known about treatment and how infections spread.  Usually the cause was intestinal diseases like dysentry or diarrhea, but then pneumonia and tuberculosis also were prevalant.  Sanitary conditions were poor in the camps and diseases spread quickly and lethally.  The 18th Michigan Infantry with 1372 men enrolled lost 297 to disease and 11 that were killed in action/wounded in action, so the unit was a perfect example of how disease could affect a regiment.  (Read more about the 18th Michigan Infantry here.)

How long did it take the news of Charles' death to travel back to Michigan to his parents and siblings?  So far, I have not been able to find any notice of his death in the newspaper, an obituary, a death certificate or even his burial place.  My guess is that he was buried quickly near Huntsville and perhaps his grave is unmarked. He does not appear on any national cemetery databases.  I wonder if a photo of him rests in the elusive Doty Bible, last seen in Toledo, Ohio and now missing from the family?

The rest of his regiment spent until April 1865 in Huntsville and then went to Nashville where they were mustered out in June 1865.
Charles Doty, a patriotic eighteen year old soldier, son and brother, was undoubtedly left behind.

May 14, 2012

Book Review - Chasing the Sun

The War Between the States has cost Hannah Dandridge  a mother, a brother,  her comfortable home in Vicksburg and now her father is missing.  He had moved Hannah and her two young siblings to a desolate ranch in Texas for a new start after the death of his second wife.  Herbert Lockhart, supposedly her father’s former partner, has designs not only on Hannah, but also on her ranch.  He is not to be dissuaded and will go to any lengths to get what he wants.
Enter William Barnett, a wounded Union soldier, coming home to his family home…Hannah’s ranch.  The Confederacy had given it to Hannah’s father for his service, so who now is the rightful owner?  Hannah or William?
The plot revolves around the conflict over the ownership of the ranch, Lockhart’s slimey tactics to obtain Hannah and her land, and William and Hannah’s growing love and trust in one another.  The characters give us few surprises, except for Hannah, who shows her courage in the frontier in various ways.
Lockhart is a true villain with few redeeming qualities, and William is an exceptionally polite,handsome ex-soldier.
I always enjoy a Tracie Peterson book, and this one is the first in the new Land of the Lone Star Series.  This is a good relaxing read which is a little heavy on Christian teaching,  sometimes when it does not really fit into the flow of the story.  However, if you liked Peterson’s other novels, you are sure to enjoy this one.

(Bethany House Publishers provided a copy of this book for my review.  This, in no way, influenced my review.)

May 13, 2012

William True Doty

My great-grandfather, George Washington Doty,
son of Joseph and Sarah True Doty, had five siblings:
Emeline, born 1840, died 1903
Sarah, born 1842, died 1921
William True, born 1845, died 1918
Charles, born 1846
George Washington, born 1848, died 1910
Helen Maria, born 1850

(Siblings, L to R) - William True Doty, Sarah Doty McIntire and George Washington Doty

William True Doty was the third child and oldest son of Joseph and Sarah True Doty.  As the eldest son, he was given his mother's maiden name as a middle name.  He was born May 22, 1845 in Raisinville Township, Monroe, Michigan at the Doty homestead where he lived and worked his whole life.

He married Jennie E. Vincent on August 25, 1874.  His mother, Sarah, had died in June of that year.  At some point the Doty land was transferred over to William and George, and William would know that he could support a family on his own farm.

Front Row - brothers William and George
Back Row, George's wife, Alice (my great-grandparents), Sarah Doty McIntire and Jane (Jennie) Vincent Doty, William True Doty's wife

On the marriage record, William Doty was 29 and a farmer and Jennie E. Vincent, sometimes called Jane, was 24 years old.  Both resided in Raisinville Township, although Jennie was born in Seneca County, New York.

In the 1880 census, William's family was living next door to brother George W.  On June 15, 1880, the census taker found William, 35, and Jane, 30 with children, Ida M., 4, and Viola, 1/12 (born in April).

Tragedy struck this family on February 7, 1899, when William and Jane lost their son, Willie Vincent, who was born on June 15, 1886, to pneumonia.  

In the 1900 census for Raisinville Township, taken June 27, 1900, William Doty, 54 and his wife, Jennie, 50 had five children, but only three were living.  We know Willie had died, but what about Viola?  The children listed on this census were I. Mae (Ida), born September 1875; Martha Belle, born May 1880; and John J.(Joseph), 17, born June 1882. 
Note Martha's birthday - May 1880.  In the 1880 census, note that Viola was born, according to the census taker, in April 1880.  So is Martha really Viola?  Was she renamed?  They could not be twins as only one child was listed in 1880 as born that spring.  Two other sources give Martha's birth as May 7, 1880, so perhaps a neighbor was the informant in 1880 and got the birth month mixed up. Further information is needed here and would be welcomed. 

In 1910, William, 64, and Jennie, 61 had been married 35 years.  This census noted that now only two children were living.  Ida Mae,  married to William S. Perker in LaPorte County, IN on November 9, 1903, lived in Adrian, but died only two years after her marriage of tuberculosis. She had no children. Son John, 27, was still at home working on the home farm.

William True Doty lived until November 14, 1918.  The Monroe Evening News reported his death on Friday, November 15, 1918 on page 1:

While sitting at the dinner table and surrounded by several members of his family, William Doty, a well known farmer of Raisinville Township, died suddenly Thursday noon.  Death was due to heart failure, and while he was 72 years of age, he was apparently in good health.  Mr. Doty had been a life long resident of Raisinville township and had many friends.  The funeral arrangements will be announced later."

and on November 18, 1918:
"In a Few Lines - Doty Funeral Largely Attended.
Many friends and relatives gathered at the Doty home Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of William Doty of Raisinville township who died suddenly Thursday.  The service was conducted by Rev. Somlers of the M.E. church of Dundee and burial was made in the Doty cemetery at Grape."

A few years later, in 1920, the census taker found Jennie Doty, 71, a widow, still living in her home.  Her son, John, 37, lived next door with his family - wife Rose, and sons, Vincent, 7, and Byron, 5.

Jennie Vincent Doty lived until Tuesday, November 30, 1924.  The Monroe Evening News reported on that same day:

Mrs. Jennie Doty, aged 77 years, died in her home in Raisinville township this morning, following an illness of about a year.  Mrs. Doty was well known in Raisinville township, where she had lived for many years.  She leaves one son, John Doty, who lived with his mother, and one daughter, Mrs. Belle Veemer, of Libertyville, Ills.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed."

Jennie was also buried in the Doty cemetery.  It seems, from the information given, that perhaps, John and family moved in with his mother to care for her.  Martha Belle married John Veemer (sometimes seen as Zeemer), living in Illinois until her death in 1943, while John lived until 1949 in Monroe County.

May 7, 2012

Sarah Doty McIntire

My great-grandfather, George Washington Doty,
son of Joseph and Sarah True Doty, had five siblings:
Emeline, born 1840, died 1903
Sarah, born 1842
William True, born 1845
Charles, born 1846
George Washington, born 1848, died 1910
Helen Maria, born 1850

George Washington Doty and his sister, Sarah Doty McIntire
This photo was probably taken between January 1908 when Sarah's husband died and March 1910 when George died. I believe it was taken at the Doty homestead. 

Born a few years after her sister, Emeline, Sarah Doty entered this world on December 8, 1842 and was named after her mother.  Sarah lived with her parents until her marriage to William Henry McIntire (sometimes written McIntyre) on April 25, 1867 at age 25.

In the 1870 census for Exeter Township, Monroe County, Sarah, 27 and William, 28 had just daughter, Mary, age 1.  (Sometimes Mr. McIntire is called William or Henry or W. H.)

The 1880 Federal Census for Raisinville, Monroe County, Michigan shows Henry W. McIntire, 38, farming and wife, Sarah, 37, keeping house.  By that time, they had three children: Mary A. (Adella), 11; Burton H. (Henry), 6; and Sarah E. (Ethel), 5 months.  Helping on the farm was a laborer from Prussia, August Shope, 29.

I found a birth record for a child born to the couple in 1871, Emma Estella, who apparently had died by the time of the 1880 census.  In 1882, tragedy struck the family again when their son, Burton, died at about the age of nine.  Henry's obituary stated that in 1882, the family moved to Kansas, and I wondered if it was partially in response to the loss of their only son.  The other reason would have to be the opportunities for cheap land in the west.

The Kansas State Census for El Dorado, Kansas in 1895 showed W. H. McIntire, 53, born Michigan; his wife, Sarah A, 52, also born Michigan and one child, daughter Ethel (Sarah E.) 14.  Sarah and Henry are also enumerated then in the Federal Census of 1900 in El Dorado, and the 1905 Kansas State Census, so it is easy to see that the family was happy there.  When they went to El Dorado in 1882, it was a time of western movement.  The area was known for the railroad that went through, shipping hay and cattle across the U.S. 
In the 1885 El Dorado City Directory, W. H. McIntire was listed in partnership with a Mr. Marshall as a coal, feed and flour dealer with their business located on Main Street.

On January 27, 1908, Henry died.  His obituary, although short, did give me the married names of his daughters, both of whom married in Kansas.  The obituary was published back home in Michigan by the Monroe Record-Commercial on Thursday, February 13, 1908:

"Neighborhood News - The news of the death of W. H. McIntire of El Dorado, Kansas, which occurred at his home there January 27th of paralysis.  He was a resident of Monroe county up until 1882, he having been born in the county in 1841.  He leaves many friends and relatives in the county to mourn his loss.  He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. M. D. Johnson of Arkansa City, Ka., and Mrs. I.N. Davis, of El Dorado." 

Sometime after her husband's death, Sarah visited the homestead back in Monroe.  Photos were taken at that time of the surviving siblings and their spouses, but no Henry McIntire appeared so I think the pictures can be dated January 27,1908 - March 1910.  Perhaps this was her last visit with her brothers, George and William.

By the 1910 census, Sarah was still in El Dorado, and her daughter, Mary and husband, Milo and their two daughters, Margaret, 7,  and Henrietta, 2, had moved in with her.  Sarah was 67 and a widow, of course.  Interestingly, the census indicated that this was a second marriage for Mary.  Apparently, the first marriage was at quite a young age because both Milo and Mary reported they were first married at 17.  Mary had two children survive of four.

In 1919, Sarah's daughter, Mary Adella McIntire Johnson died at the age of 40.  Often known as Della, she and her husband, Milo, operated a laundry in El Dorado, known as the City Steam Laundry, for some years.  Their business was advertised in the city directories of the time.  After her daughter's death, Sarah moved to Wichita, Kansas, and stayed with Milo and her two granddaughters, Margaret, 16, and Henrietta, 19.  Sarah appeared there in the 1920 census.  Milo was in the automobile business.

Sarah lived just a few more years after her daughter's death. I have not been able to obtain her obituary, but I do know she died on February 8, 1921 at about the age of 79.  She and her husband are buried in Belle Vista Cemetery, El Dorado, Kansas.

Sarah and Henry's youngest daughter, Sarah Ethel, known as Ethel, lived until 1933. She had one son, W. H., probably named after her father, William Henry, but several other children had died in their youth.  Her obituary appeared in the El Dorado Times, Monday, April 3, 1933:

"El Doradoan Dies in Florida Town
Word has been received of the death Saturday in Bonita Springs, Florida, of Mrs. Ethel McIntire Davis, a resident of El Dorado for the past five years.  She was 53 years old and had been in ill health for two years.
With her son, W. H. Davis, also of El Dorado, Mrs. Davis went to Florida six months ago for her health and (has) been traveling over the country since that time.
She had resided in El Dorado for a number of years previous to 1901, but from that time until five years ago had lived in Florence, Sapulpa, Okla. and Wichita. She was a member of the Methodist church here.
Surviving besides her son are two cousins, Mrs. Karl Geddes and I. H. McIntire, both of El Dorado.  Two other children are deceased.  The body is being brought back to El Dorado and funeral arrangements will be announced later..."

Ethel is also buried in Belle Vista Cemetery, El Dorado, KS.

An addition to this post, July 8, 2013:
From the book, Descendants of Micum McIntire, a Scottish Highlander, deported by Oliver Cromwell after the Battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and settled at York, Maine about 1668, by Robert Henry McIntire, Tuttle Co., 1940, page 63.

"McIntire, William Henry, b. Oct. 9, 1841, d. El Dorado,Jan. 27, 1908, m. Apr. 25,1867, Sarah A. Doty, daughter of Joseph and Sarah G. (True) Doty, b. Dec. 8, 1842.  Children (MacIntire) 1. Mary Adella, b. Dec. 28, 1868, d. Nov. 5, 1918; 2. Emma Estella; 3. Sarah Ethel b. Dec. 14, 1879, d.Kan. Apr. 1, 1933; 4. Burton Henry, died young."

May 1, 2012

Book Review - Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert

Trauma Plan
by Candace Calvert

Trauma Plan has just the right amount of romance, medical happenings, and mystery. Riley Hale had been an ER nurse, but a tragic assault left her unable to do the physical tasks needed for that job, so for now she was assigned as hospital chaplain. Riley, a woman of great faith, was perfect as chaplain, but she really wanted back in ER. Dr. Jack Travis, ER doctor, and somewhat of a renegade director of a nearby free clinic, entered the picture with an offer she can't refuse. When Riley agreed to volunteer at his clinic to hone her ER skills, a romance began to evolve.

Jack's clinic and its clientele were not a welcome sight in the midst of a well-to-do neighborhood and some people wanted it gone. Jack's past was also called into question, and Riley must decide what to believe about him.

I liked that the story had interesting, very likeable, secondary characters in Vesta, Bandy and Hobo that the reader comes to care about in the same way as Riley and Jack. Each of the characters had experienced a type of trauma in their own lives, and some were now helping others through difficult times. I highly recommend this as a very good read that will leave you wanting to check out Calvert's other series.

This book was kindly provided to me for my review by Tyndale Publishing; however, that in no way influenced the opinions stated above.