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Family of John Oscar SMITH (282) & Elizabeth Ann SMITH

535. Claude E. SMITH (John Oscar7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Claude E. was born in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, on February 29, 1876. Claude E. died in Inglewood, California, on October 21, 1953; he was 77.
Biography: CLAUDE E. SMITH179
Claude E. Smith (the author's grandfather) was born February 29, 1876 at Smithville, Clay County, Missouri. He was the fourth of eight children of John O. and Bettie A. Smith. Because of his unusual "Leap Year" birthday, he used to joke that he was really only "sixteen or eighteen years old." He usually celebrated on March 1, as his actual birthday only came around every fourth year. The Smiths were among the early settlers who pioneered in Missouri, settling in Smithville, a small town north of Kansas City.
Claude married Ella Mae Hughes, daughter of Robert Wilson and Sarah Catherine Conway Hughes, (see Hughes family line) on April 14, 1898 at Linden, Clay County, Missouri. "Conformably to the ordinances of God and the laws of the state," the bonds of holy matrimony were solemnized at Linden Baptist Church by Rev. C. A. Waters.
According to the 1900 census, the family was living in Kansas City where three daughters were born to Claude and Ella Mae: Opal Oletha (1899), Ruth MeAam, (the author's mother, 1902), and Helen Katherine (1905). They lived in a rented house and Claude worked as a streetcar motorman for the transit system. Tragedy overtook the family when Ella Mae died on July 15, 1912 at 12:15 P.M. of complications of Bright's Disease or nephritis. At lust 33, she left three daughters, Opal, age thirteen, Ruth, age ten, and Helen, age seven. As was the common custom of the time, the two younger girls were sent to live with relatives. Ruth went to live with Aunt Lizzie, and Helen went to Gramma Hughes while Opal stayed at home to keep house for Claude. Ella Mae was buried at Barry Cemetery in Linden, Missouri. on July 16, 1912.
"My mother didn't talk much about her mother but remembered that she had beautifu1 long auburn hair. Aunt Helen remembered being called to her mother's sick bed to say goodbye."
Two years after Ella's death, in 1914, Claude was remarried to a young widow named Clara Hoppes. The wedding took place in Omaha, Nebraska where the family had moved. Clara was just twenty-five and Claude was thirty-eight at the time. Clara was only nine years older than Opal and must have seemed more like a sister than a stepmother. She had a two year old son named Everett Harold who was eventually legally adopted by Claude. This was the only grandmother I knew and we called her "Ca." Although it is just when Claude adopted Everett, a 1920 record shows that he was then still Everett Hoppes. Later when he showed signs of withdrawing and becoming a problem child, Claude adopted him in an attempt to make him feel more a part of the family. Sometime after 1930 both Opal and Helen moved to California with their husbands. Shortly after, Claude and Clara followed them west.
There was extreme economic hardship in the country in those days during the peak of the depression and California was considered the promised land of opportunity. Many people from mid-America followed the early settlers example and turned west for a better life. Unemployed families were taken in by those members more fortunate. Claude and Clara bought a small frame house in Inglewood, California and started a printing and advertising business, stenotyping business circulars and letter heads. How Claude went from being a motorman to a printer is unexplained, but Clara joined him in the venture and worked beside him.

The children were grown and all three girls had married. Helen and her painter-decorator husband Herbert McCauley, daughter Bonnie Jean, and new baby Joan Eileen lived for a time in the back room of Claude and Clara's Inglewood home. They eventually moved into a little house next to sister Opal and Jimmy Kiniry in Rosemead. Hard times struck the Wiesners in Omaha, Nebraska when Lester lost his employment as a mechanic for the Yellow Cab Company, leading to his nervous breakdown. In 1933, Ruth and Lester with their two daughters Joyce and Janice, (the author's family) packed up and headed for California, joining the rest of the Smith family. Everett had Joined the Navy when he was sixteen, about 1928.


Claude was an avid deep-sea fisherman and took advantage of the proximity of the Pacific Ocean. He went flshing with the same group of buddies at least once a week year in and year out. A pattern formed where they would fish all morning and play poker in the stern of the boat all afternoon. Claude was never without a cigar in his mouth and his crumpled fishing hat that he wore shoved back on his head. In his free time at home, he devoured the paperback western "dime novels" that were popular at the time.
During World War II Claude expressed his fierce patriotism by hanging a large framed picture of General Douglas MacArthur, his idol, on the living room wall. Clara proudly displayed the navy blue serviceman's flag with a single star by the mailbox. There was never a holiday meal without at least one serviceman as a guest. Clara was very superstitious and always had to count the number of expected guests for a dinner party because it wouldn't do to have thirteen at the table. This was often the case with the Smith family, and extra guests were always invited, usually servicemen from the U.S.O.
Claude turned his fishing hobby into an avocation in his retirement years. He opened a fishing tackle shop called "Smittie's Fishing tackle" on Venice Boulevard next door to son-in-law Lester Wiesner's auto repair shop. The building was a Joint venture but not entirely successful because the two men both had stubborn, querulous personalities and didn't get along.
Clara, "Ca," died around 1946, leaving Claude a widower for the second time. The family grieved for the woman they regarded as their mother and grandmother. Claude buried his grief and loneliness by becoming extremely active in the Christian Church. He was "born again" and renounced all the evils of his past: fishing, the dime novels, smoking, and poker. This new life was commendable, perhaps, but very difficult for the old man. Whether from religious zeal or merely trying to impress the ladies, he spent a great deal of time at his church. He married a lady from the church, Lulu Bell, to the family's surprise as he was over 70-years old. They never accepted her.
Claude E. Smith died on October 21, 1953 at Inglewood, California. The Last Will and Testament dated May 6, 1953 was filed on November 16. In it he declared that his real property was separate, and terminated joint tenancy. He gave a tenth of his estate to Helen, Ruth, and grandson Edward to be divided equally. The remainder was to be divided between wife Lulu and daughter Opal. He appointed Opal Smith Kiniry executrix. The will was admitted to probate December 4, 1953.
Opal Oletha Smith married James Kiniry but remained childless. She was an independent person and always had a career. She was a legal secretary for many years, and later was in the florist business. She divorced Jimmy, moving to Lancaster moved to California and went into the real estate business. In her later years she moved to Marysville in northern California and continued as a realtor. She was remarried to a man named Fred Fulkerson. She died December 29, 1965 and was buried at Shady Grove Cemetery, Portola, California.
Ruth Meriam Smith (the author's mother. See separate page to follow.)
Helen Katherine Smith married Herbert Glenmere McCauley on July 10, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. They had two daughters: Bonnie Jean born February 8, 1929, and Joan Eileen born August 18, 1934. Herbert was a painter-decorator and suffered financially along with most Americans during the depression years. They lived in Rosemead, California next to sister Opal until Helen divorced Herb, around 1940. She was remarried to Henry Herbert gingham and moved to Arizona, and they eventually moved to Tustin, Orange County, California. Helen died July 11, 1995 in a Santa Ana hospital and is buried at Pacific View Cemetery, Newport Beach, California.
Everett Harold Smith, falsifying his age, joined the Navy when he was just sixteen and served in China on the "gunboat" Panay that cruised the Yangtze River. He was aboard the river vessel when it was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese about 1936. Everett survived and returned to the States. He married Annabelle Jett in about 1938 and had a son, Edward Everett. Annabelle didn't have the moral fortitude necessary to stick by a career serviceman and deserted her husband and child Eddie when he was four. Eddie lived with his Aunt Ruth and Uncle Lester until Everett retired from the Navy after the Second World War. There is no record of the later years of either Everett or Eddie although Everett did remarry at least twice.
On April 14, 1898 Claude E. first married Ella May HUGHES, daughter of Robert Wilson HUGHES & Sarah Catherine CONWAY, in Linden, Clay County, Missouri. Ella May was born in Parkville, Platte County, Missouri, on August 24, 1878. Ella May died in Linden, Clay County, Missouri, on July 15, 1912; she was 33.
They had the following children:

843 i. Ruth Meriam (1902-1958)

ii. Opal Oletha. Opal Oletha was born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, on June 19, 1899. Opal Oletha died in Portola, California, on December 29, 1965; she was 66.

Opal Oletha first married James KINIRY.

Opal Oletha second married Fred FULKERSON.

iii. Helen Katherine. Helen Katherine was born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, on December 14, 1905. Helen Katherine died in Tustin, California, on July 11, 1995; she was 89.

On July 10, 1926 Helen Katherine first married Herbert Glenmore McCAULEY, in Toledo, Ohio.

Circa 1941 Helen Katherine second married Henry Herbert BINGHAM.


Circa 1915 Claude E. second married Clara HOPPES, in Omaha, Nebraska.
They had one child:

i. Everett Hoppes. Everett Hoppes was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on December 11, 1911. Everett Hoppes died in California in 1990; he was 78.

In 1938 Everett Hoppes married Annebelle Jett, in Inglewood, California.
Claude E. third married Lulu Belle.
536. William D. SMITH (John Oscar7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). William D. was born in Missouri in October 1877. William D. died in 1965; he was 87.
On August 15, 1900 William D. married Etta Elizabeth MOSBY.
They had the following children:

i. Jessie Mardell.

ii. Wiletta E.
537. Julia Elizabeth “Lizzie” SMITH (John Oscar7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Julia Elizabeth “Lizzie” was born in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, on March 12, 1881. Julia Elizabeth “Lizzie” died in Osawatomie St. Hospital, Miami County, Kansas, on March 23, 1963; she was 82.
Circa 1901 Julia Elizabeth “Lizzie” married Arva E. HUDSON.
They had the following children:

i. Elmo.

ii. Mary.

Family of Margaret A. SMITH (283) & William Henry DAVID

538. John George DAVID (Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). John George was born on April 10, 1872. John George died on June 10, 1956; he was 84.
On August 15, 1879 John George married Minnie Blanche LOWE, in Maysville, Kentucky. Minnie Blanche was born in Maysville, Kentucky, on August 15, 1879. Minnie Blanche died in Lexington, Kentucky, on August 24, 1959; she was 80.
They had the following children:

844 i. William Russell (1897-)

845 ii. Alvin (1901-1961)

846 iii. Amos Ray (1904-)

iv. Alma.
539. Alice DAVID (Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Alice married Noah KELLER.
They had one child:

i. Noah.


540. Sarah “Sallie” DAVID (Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Sarah “Sallie” married GUNSAULEY.
They had the following children:

i. Taylor.

ii. Alice.

iii. Emma.

iv. Worthington. Worthington was born in September 1898.

v. Larkin.

vi. Charles.

vii. William.


541. Elizabeth “Bessie” DAVID (Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Elizabeth “Bessie” married William CHOWNING.
They had the following children:

i. Ella Belle.

Ella Belle married JERRILL.

ii. Helen.

iii. David.

Family of Samuel EWALT (284) & Anna Lee CURRENT

542. John Current EWALT (Samuel7, Margaret Elizabeth SMITH6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). John Current was born on October 14, 1887.
On May 3, 1913 John Current married Allie LAIL. Allie was born on September 4, 1888.
They had one child:

i. Hugh Fisher. Hugh Fisher was born on March 17, 1917.


543. Samuel EWALT Jr. (Samuel7, Margaret Elizabeth SMITH6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Samuel was born in Shawhan, Kentucky, on July 17, 1890. Samuel died in Ruddle’s Mills, Kentucky, on November 11, 1948; he was 58.
On November 12, 1912 Samuel married Nida FISHER, daughter of Darvin FISHER & Mary DURBIN. Nida was born in Ruddle’s Mills, Kentucky, in 1891.
They had one child:

847 i. Anna Lee (1915-)



Family of Sallie EWALT (286) & Luther LAIR

544. Tinnie LAIR (Sallie EWALT7, Margaret Elizabeth SMITH6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Tinnie married Mr. COURTRIGHT.
They had one child:

i. Russell.

Research: Killed in World War I.


Family of Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN (288) & Melkige Von OWSLEY

545. Annye OWSLEY (Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Annye was born in 1891. Annye died on February 12, 1970; she was 79.
About 1910 Annye first married Wade PHILLIPS. Wade was born in 1889. Wade died in 1950; he was 61.
They had the following children:

848 i. Mattie (~1912-1978)

ii. John. John was born about 1914.

849 iii. George (~1916-)


After 1920 Annye second married MANSFIELD.
546. Lail OWSLEY (Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Lail was born on May 20, 1896. Lail died on February 4, 1914; she was 17.
About 1911 Lail married Vance GIBSON. Vance was born on October 15, 1887. Vance died on February 1, 1914; he was 26.
They had the following children:

i. John.

ii. Ernest.
547. Clara Matilda OWSLEY (Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Clara Matilda was born in Jackson County, MO, on February 10, 1888. Clara Matilda died in Cass County, MO, on October 28, 1974; she was 86.
On December 21, 1910 Clara Matilda married Elmer NECESSARY, in Jackson County, MO. Elmer was born in Jackson County, MO, on April 14, 1882. Elmer died in Vernon County, MO, on November 26, 1965; he was 83.
They had the following children:

i. Mary Matilda. Mary Matilda was born about 1911.

About 1931 Mary Matilda married Robert DARWIN. Robert was born about 1910.

ii. Mamie Amanda. Mamie Amanda was born about 1916.

About 1937 Mamie Amanda married Manuel SANTOS AGUSTINHO. Manuel was born about 1915.

850 iii. Edith Marie (1912-)



Family of Lutie Lail SHAWHAN (289) & Homer STONSTREET

548. Ruth Ellen "Daisy" STONSTREET (Lutie Lail SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Ruth Ellen "Daisy" was born in WA on March 3, 1907. Ruth Ellen "Daisy" died in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, on March 21, 1975; she was 68.
About 1930 Ruth Ellen "Daisy" married James Henry DOTY ,Sr., in (common law). James Henry was born about 1906.
They had one child:

851 i. James Henry (1932-)



Family of Daniel Duncan SHAWHAN (291) & Effie HARRIS

549. Georgia M. SHAWHAN (Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Georgia M. was born on October 28, 1882.
Georgia M. married Ernest BENNETT.
They had the following children:

852 i. Howard Pence

853 ii. James Gordon

iii. Effie Ernestine.


550. Julia Edythe SHAWHAN (Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Julia Edythe was born on July 11, 1886. Julia Edythe died on July 31, 1967; she was 81.
On August 1, 1907 Julia Edythe married John Thomas COOPER, in Independence, Missouri. Occupation: Owned and operated Lee's Summit, Mo., Journal.180
Bible Records of Missouri, Volume VII: John Thomas Cooper married Julia Edyth Shawhan at Independence, Mo., Aug. 1, 1907
They had the following children:

i. Lois Lail.

On July 24, 1969 Lois Lail married Allard James SHAWGO.

854 ii. John Morgan


551. Lulia Bell SHAWHAN (Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Lulia Bell was born on March 20, 1893. Lulia Bell died on March 6, 1980; she was 86. Lulia Bell was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Missouri.
On June 4, 1911 Lulia Bell married Morton Perrin CHILES, son of Henry Clay CHILES (May 28, 1838-) & Julia Jane PERRIN. Morton Perrin was born on April 22, 1886. Morton Perrin died on April 7, 1971; he was 84. Morton Perrin was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Missouri.
Morton was reared on the Chiles homeplace, 2 1/4 miles west of Buckner on the Lexington (24 Hiway) Road until the age of 12 when his family moved to Independence. He graduated from Independence High School in 1906. After graduation he spent one year in a Texas lumber camp and then returned to Jackson County where he began farming and stock raising. For the next seven years he raised purebredShorthorn cattle which he sold in several midwestern states. He sold the herd in 1919 and returned to general farming. His father was also a breeder of Shorthorn cattle and organized the first Shorthorn Breeders' Association in this part of the state in 1878.
In 1934 Mort was appointed Farm Superintendant of the Jackson County Home for the Aged located between Independence and Lees Summit. About 1955 he moved to Independence where he became a member of the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. He then worked for the County Highway Engineer's Department until his retirement. Although not actively engaged in farming, he continued to supervise the farming operation on the Buckner home place until he was seventy years old.
Due to his failing health, he and Lulia moved into an apartment in St. Joseph to be near their son, William and daughter, Mary Jane.
Morton died 7 Apr 1971 and Lulia 6 Mar 1980. Both are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence.181
They had the following children:

855 i. Morton Perrin (1912-)

856 ii. Daniel Duncan (1913-1978)

857 iii. Mary Jane (1916-)

858 iv. William Henry "Billy" (1922-1994)

859 v. David Ravenscraft (1926-1983)


552. Harris Lee SHAWHAN (Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Harris Lee was born on December 22, 1883. Harris Lee died on July 8, 1956; he was 72.
Harris Lee married Mayme STONER. Mayme died in 1946.
They had the following children:

860 i. Martin Lee

861 ii. Kenneth Bruce
553. Margaret Tom SHAWHAN (Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Margaret Tom was born on September 8, 1889.
Margaret Tom first married Wallace MOORE. Wallace died in deceased.
They had one child:

862 i. Helen Louise


Margaret Tom second married James W. GIBB.

Family of William Elken SHAWHAN (292) & Adelaide COOPER

554. Zacha George SHAWHAN (William Elken7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Zacha George was born in Lee's Summit, MO, on March 29, 1888. Zacha George died in Russell, Kansas, on August 5, 1976; he was 88. Zacha George was buried in Russell, Kansas.
Research: Refer to “Historical Sketches” for further information about Zacha George SHAWHAN.

NOTES ON Z. G. SHAWHAN ( Z I )



BY Zac G. Shawhan ( Z II )
These notes are the result of glimpse of my fathers past. They are not connected as a story but short paragraphs that were told by my father, generally, to a third party. Only in rare incidence did my father use his stories as a guide to me. Most of his life,he worked as an electrician, but he was also a miner, a plumber, sheet metal former, trapper, entrepreneur, janitor, salesman, chaffer, soldier, singer, composer of wood artistry and best of all, an exceptional father. As a family we were never flush with money and the depression hit us about as hard as it could. I can remember when my father lost his pension during the depression. It was of very great concern to go from $18.00 to zero. This was a time when five cents could buy a loaf of bread. But as my father said you could put your hand in your pocket and there wasn't any nickels. I(personally) was rich when the two nickels, a couple of dimes and the rest pennies would span the width of a ring box. In spite of our financial condition it was never a real problem to be brought up. I received only encouragement in what ever I decided to do. The idea that there wasn't any money was understood and every thing took offfrom there. My mother and I never had any doubt that pop would take any job to uphold his part of the family organization. We had to do ours.
My father was raised during the period of post civil war. The James boys were hero's and the Daltons were friends. It was rumored that my aunt Beth was the fiance' of Bob Dalton but his pardon prevented him from marriage. My aunts would not venture into Kansas due to the various actions during the war period. Cantrel and John Brown were largely responsible for their fears. Family treasures were devices used in testing the whiskey before they lost ( I think sold) the formula. The Civil War had taken everything but the shirts on their backs. They were starting from scratch, at" Lee's Summit", Mo.
As a young man, one of the stories my father told concerned working in a mine in Colorado. Although all he did was eat sleep and work in the mine, the longer he worked7 the deeper in debt he became. The company owned the mess hall, the sleeping quarters and every thing else that individuals working at the mine would need. Finding this a loosing proposition he quit and had to walk back to Denver. He almost starved to death walking back but, it cured him of working in mines in far offplaces. As soon as he could, he rode the rails to salt Lake City looking for work and evidently didn't find any . He ended up on the Western plains of Kansas trapping skunks that winter. When spring came he and the partner sold the skins, bought a bath, new cloths and headed back home and the Kansas city area.
My father did considerable work stringing power lines in Kansas city. I have a picture of him on one of the poles. I don't remember any conversations about this area. I do know there was a fondness for certain buildings but if this was due to working there or not, I don't know. One was the WWI memorial and the view to the Kansas city train station. Every time we went to KC, at some time during the trip, we ended up there admiring the memorial and the view. I don't remember going into the any buildings, to discuss the work, but the Kansas City Power and Light building was the one he would admired at night.
Some time during a period I can't identify, my father worked on the Masonic Temple in Salina Kansas when the building collapsed. He received a broken leg and evidently this was a compound fracture as the mark was there and the wound gave him problems the rest of his life.
Earlier, some how by father met my uncle, John Woelk. I think it was in Kansas City. Any way both were bachelors and John told my father about their ranch and the possibilities of working there to get the wheat harvested. I have the impression that my grand father Woelk had become rather wealthy and his sons and daughters were frequent visitors to the big city. It is evident that my father did take advantage of the promised adventure into Kansas wheat country and met my mother, (Leila Francis Woelk). This I believe was prior to WWI. During the war my mother worked as a aide at Fort Reily, during the great flue epidemic. At the same time my father was of in the army learning to become a balloon pilot. His older brother Spencer had already joined the army. It was a common joke that if Spencer and Zacha couldn't control the Kaiser then Frank, the oldest, would join up. Spencer was in the battle of the Argonne and had quite a number of tales, but my father never went over seas. The Kaiser quit with only one Shawhan after him.. My fathers uniform hung in the closet for years and we were an avid attendee to every function of the American Legion. Like most soldiers there was a comradeship developed that was always present at the legion hall. I think he must have had a chance to stay in the army and passed it up as he passed on a strong desire to become" a regular," to me.
It is amazing the memories that come back of those early years of my life. I do not remember but I can deduce that my father worked as a city electrician. We moved from a small stone house to a brand new house at the edge of Russell. Life was on its way to meet the American dream when things came apart at the seams. There was a law suit that we lost and lost the house as well. This caused us to move in with my Grand mother (Emma Smizer Woelk) and Grand Father (Christian Woelk). This was during the Depression and my grade school days. As soon as possible we moved to a two room up stairs apartment down town over and old vacated bank. Shortly afterwards we moved nest door so that I could have a small room to myself.
I don't know where my father worked during this period. I do know he had several different jobs. The main point however was that he and my mother always encouraged me. There was the time I bought my first bicycle. It cost $2.50 . It didn't work well, until pop took it apart and did what was necessary . Now I could deliver papers. He would get up some where around 4:30 every morning and have my papers folded and for delivery. I got up at 6:00 AM. ARer school I delivered" Liberty " magazines and after evening dinner I sold Popcorn, peanuts and cashew nuts at the Theaters. The only thing I didn't get help on was collecting empty whiskey bottles and selling them at five cents each to the bootleggers.
During WWII Pop became a guard at the new Walker Army air corps air base at Walker Kansas. Some time during this period he was sent to Provo Utah to work as and electrician in constructing a new steel mill. After the war he remained in Russell Kansas as an electrician and entrepreneur. He lived until he was 88 years of age.
Zacha George married Leila Frances WOELK, daughter of Christ WOELK & Emma. Leila Frances was born in Russell, Kansas, on November 22, 1893. Leila Frances died in Russell, Kansas, on February 19, 1976; she was 82.
They had the following children:

863 i. Zacha George (1920-)

ii. Leila. Leila was born on August 25, 1923. Leila died on October 25, 1923; she was <1.

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