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Part One:

Immediate Cause: Respiratory Failure

Due to or as a consequence of: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Part Two: Other significant conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause given in Part One.

Renal failure, anemia, congestive heart failure.

Autopsy: No

Was case referred to medical examiner? Yes--Cremation

Date certificate issued: March 11, 1997


On October 21, 2000 Margaret Louisa third married Winston PROCTOR.
840. Sarah Ann SMITH (John Francis8, John Thomas “Squire”7, John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Sarah Ann was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, on May 12, 1928.
In 1943 Sarah Ann first married Russell Franklin McKEOWN, son of Mac McKEOWN (1887-December 6, 1948) & Ethel Nancy EPPERLY (March 11, 1888-December 31, 1960). Russell Franklin was born in Dodsland, Canada, on May 23, 1920. Russell Franklin died in Sullivan, Illinois, on November 13, 2001; he was 81. Russell Franklin was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Sullivan, Illinois, on November 24, 2001; he was 81.
They had the following children:

1078 i. Judith Ann (1944-)

1079 ii. Nancy Mae (1946-)

1080 iii. Russell Franklin (1948-)

1081 iv. Carol Jean (1951-)

1082 v. Sallie Joan (1954-)

Sarah Ann second married Norman STARNES.

Family of Zora WRIGHT (534) & Ivan COLLINS

841. Lorene COLLINS (Zora WRIGHT8, Emma K. SMITH7, John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Lorene was born in 1914. Lorene died in 1962; she was 48.
Lorene married BETHEL.
They had one child:

1083 i. Charles Randall

842. Pearl Ivan COLLINS (Zora WRIGHT8, Emma K. SMITH7, John Shawhan6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Pearl Ivan was born in Vandalia, Missouri, in 1910. Pearl Ivan died in Wayne, Michigan, in 1946; he was 36. Drowned.
Pearl Ivan first married Ann Marie MUELLER, daughter of Lafayette Henry MUELLER & Cornelia Louise COTTON. Ann Marie was born in Wellsville, Montgomery, Missouri, on November 11, 1912.


1084 i. Charles Lowell (1935-)

Family of Claude E. SMITH (535) & Ella May HUGHES

843. Ruth Meriam SMITH (Claude E.8, John Oscar7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Ruth Meriam was born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, on February 2, 1902. Ruth Meriam died in Los Angeles, California, on December 5, 1958; she was 56.
Ruth Meriam Smith ( the author's mother) was born February 2, 1902 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the second child and daughter of Claude E. and Ella Mae Hughes Smith. The Smiths were among the early pioneering families that had come from Kentucky, settling in Clay County, Missouri. The 1900 census indicates that by that time Claude and Ella Mae were living in a rented house, (316 Drury Street), in Kansas City and that Claude was a motorman for the transit system. Ruth was a tiny, frail, premature infant and wasn't expected to survive. It was said that she could fit in a sewing machine drawer, about 4" x 12," and that a teacup could fit on her head. On her second birthday, she was dressed up in a fussy white dress, sat upon a high stool, and had a photographic portrait done as a permanent memorial because it was feared that she wouldn't have another birthday. When Ruth was three and a half, a third girl, Helen Katherine, was born to Claude and Ella. At that time, big sister Opal was six.
In 1912, when Ruth was ten, her mother Ella Mae died of nephritis after a lingering illness of six years. Tuberculosis involving the right lung weakened her and contributed to her demise. The younger girls were sent to live with relatives. Ruth went to "Aunt Lizzie," (Julia Elizabeth Smith Hudson O'Dell), Claude's sister. Helen was sent to Gramma Hughes, the maternal grandmother. Growing up without a mother at this tender age in the Victorian era, Ruth had no one to talk to or ask questions. The normal changes of maturing came as a total shock and the young girl thought she was following her mother to the grave.
Claude remarried a young widow and mother of a two year old son in 1914. Clara Hoppas was just twenty-three, thirteen years younger than her new husband. Suddenly Clara had three step-daughters in addition to her son, Everett. Opal was just ten years younger and probably relieved to have most of the housekeeping chores lifted off her shoulders. The family had relocated to Omaha, Nebraska where Claude worked for Calender House as a "commercial trader," perhaps learning the printing business. Although loved and accepted as a brother by the big sisters, Everett was a moody problem child. This prompted Claude to adopt him officially, thinking it would help him feel more accepted as a part of the family. One Christmas, the girls tied a bundle of sticks together, placing it under the tree for the "naughty boy." He was devastated! The country was in the throws of World War I in 1916. Claude was intensely patriotic and insisted that Ruth drop the German language course that she was taking at High School. Since she couldn't matriculate without a language, Ruth never graduated. 1920 found her working as a file clerk for the Telephone Company.
On July 11, 1925, Ruth married Lester Albin Wiesner at the North Side Christian Church in Omaha, Nebraska. The pastor performing the ceremony was F. K. Hargrove and the witnesses were Clarence Wiesner, Lester's brother, and Herbert McCauley, who was to marry Ruth's younger sister Helen the following year. Lester was a dashing twenty-three year old auto mechanic from Omaha. On August 15, 1926, the young couple was blessed with a baby daughter. The home birth almost ended in disaster when the baby presented in a breech position and appeared stillborn. The Catholic doctor quickly baptized the infant Joyce Elizabeth, and then shocked her into gasping for breath by dipping her in hot and cold water. Ruth, who had always been frail, was warned not to have any more children, but having a strong maternal nature, she ignored the warning and exactly three years later on August 16, 1929, Janice Elaine was born at Lord Lister Hospital in Omaha. The depression hit the family when Lester lost his job as repair shop foreman for The Yellow Cab Company. This led to a nervous breakdown. In 1933, the family left everything in Omaha and moved to California to be near Ruth's relatives who were already settled there.
Ruth was a petite 5' 1" tall, and wore a sample sized shoe (4B). She had a "sweet tooth" and would frequently make fudge or other goody, much to the delight of the girls who got to lick the pan. No shopping trip downtown was complete without a trip to the candy counter or doughnut shop. Although never a gourmet cook, her specialties were old-fashioned favorites like oat-meal cookies and rice pudding. She was an avid gardener and the yard was always bursting with colorful blooms. During World War II, her "Victory Garden" filled the entire back half of the big back yard. Fresh vegetables were always plentiful and were her pride and joy. She was a very gentle lady and never smoked, drank, or drove a car. Ruth was a very loving mother and lived for her children. There was never a time when the family did not have financial problems but this was never evident to the girls. Ruth worked for a time as a bookkeeper for the telephone company. In 1938, she strained her heart and had to spend a year of complete bed rest. She was never strong and suffered from hypertension at a time when good blood pressure medication was not available. All this was compounded by a tyrannical and demanding husband. Planning for the weddings of Joyce and Janice the summer of 1949, although stressful, brought her great joy. She stitched both dresses with tender, loving care. The arrival of Tommy, her first grandchild, two years later was certainly one of the biggest events of her life. She adored Tommy as she did Debbie, Joyce's first child, who arrived eight months later. Tragically, she never really knew her other grandchildren as she suffered a severe stroke the summer of' 1953 when she was lust fifty-one years of age. When the doctor told the family that "it would have been better if she had died," Lester threw him out of the house. The next five years were torturous and proved that the doctor had been right. Ruth struggled to regain some speech and strength but each gain would be lost with another stroke. She died on December 5, 1958 when she was fifty-six years of age. Her remains are in the mausoleum of Inglewood Park Cemetery at Inglewood, California.
On July 11, 1925 Ruth Meriam married Lester Albin WIESNER, son of John E. WIESNER (March 6, 1866-May 28, 1941) & Anna TALACKO (May 12, 1879-January 8, 1975), in Omaha, Nebraska. Lester Albin was born in Talmadge, Otoe County, Nebraska, on January 16, 1902. Lester Albin died in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 1982; he was 80.
They had the following children:

1085 i. Joyce Elizabeth (1926-)

1086 ii. Janice Elane (1929-)

Family of John George DAVID (538) & Minnie Blanche LOWE

844. William Russell DAVID (John George8, Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). William Russell was born in Lair Station, Harrison County, Kentucky, on November 11, 1897.
William Russell married Josephine THOMAS. Josephine was born in Spencer County, Kentucky, on June 29, 1896.
They had the following children:

i. William Russell. William Russell was born on June 3, 1919.

1087 ii. Barbara (1924-)

1088 iii. Allen Ray (1926-)

845. Alvin DAVID (John George8, Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Alvin was born on June 26, 1901. Alvin died on January 17, 1961; he was 59.
Alvin first married Cecil SANFORD.
They had one child:

i. Eva Jean.

Alvin second married Callie CUNNINGHAM.
They had the following children:

i. John Russell. John Russell was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 30, 1948.

1089 ii. Minnie Sue (1949-)

1090 iii. Chester Richard (1950-)

iv. Alvin Dee. Alvin Dee was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 16, 1958.

v. Thomas Estill. Thomas Estill was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on February 23, 1954.

vi. Patricia Ann. Patricia Ann was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 6, 1952.
846. Amos Ray DAVID (John George8, Margaret A. SMITH7, Nicholas6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Amos Ray was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 4, 1904.
On June 27, 1931 Amos Ray married Corelli Brown ALGER. Corelli Brown was born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, on January 21, 1906.
They had the following children:

1091 i. Donald Lowe (1933-)

1092 ii. Evelyn Corelli (1936-)

iii. Virginia Lea. Virginia Lea was born in New York, New York, on March 2, 1943.

On September 4, 1966 Virginia Lea married George Kenneth LUCEY. George Kenneth was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 13, 1937.

iv. Carol Grace. Carol Grace was born in Alexandria, Virginia, on February 25, 1947.

Family of Samuel EWALT Jr. (543) & Nida FISHER

847. Anna Lee EWALT (Samuel8, Samuel7, Margaret Elizabeth SMITH6, Nancy SHAWHAN5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Anna Lee was born in Ruddle’s Mills, Kentucky, on September 10, 1915.
Anna Lee married Robert CHANSLOR. Robert was born in Millersburg, Kentucky.
They had the following children:

i. Ronald. Ronald was born in 1933.

1093 ii. Charm

Family of Annye OWSLEY (545) & Wade PHILLIPS

848. Mattie PHILLIPS (Annye OWSLEY8, Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Mattie was born about 1912. Mattie died on February 10, 1978; she was 66.
About 1933 Mattie married Todd MUNCY. Todd was born about 1910.
They had the following children:

i. John T.

ii. Anna May.
849. George PHILLIPS (Annye OWSLEY8, Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). George was born about 1916.
About 1940 George married Frances.
They had the following children:

i. George. George was born about 1942.

On October 29, 1965 George married Laurie KRUEGER.

1094 ii. John Gardiner (1944-)

iii. Jerry. Jerry was born about 1946.

Family of Clara Matilda OWSLEY (547) & Elmer NECESSARY

850. Edith Marie NECESSARY (Clara Matilda OWSLEY8, Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Edith Marie was born in Jackson County, MO, on May 23, 1912.
About 1933 Edith Marie first married Donald Wesley HEDGES. Donald Wesley was born in 1910.
On June 20, 1937 Edith Marie second married John Edward STEWART, in Olath, Kansas. John Edward was born in Jackson County, MO, on August 15, 1888. John Edward died in MO on May 21, 1961; he was 72.
They had the following children:

i. Rose Marie. Rose Marie was born in Cass County, MO, on May 11, 1941. Rose Marie died in 1946; she was 4.

1095 ii. Dorothy Ann (1941-)

Family of Ruth Ellen "Daisy" STONSTREET (548) & James Henry DOTY ,Sr.

851. James Henry DOTY , Jr. (Ruth Ellen "Daisy" STONSTREET8, Lutie Lail SHAWHAN7, Charles Redmon6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). James Henry was born in Sacramento, California, on January 8, 1932.
James was a machinist and also had artistic talents. During the Korean

War he served with the US Army as an NCO, was wounded, suffered from

frost bite, and was eventually discharged with a 100% disability

On July 25, 1951 James Henry first married Wilma Jean SPENCE, daughter of Wilce Alexander SPENCE & Ollie Mae WILSON, in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Wilma Jean was born in Caddo, OK, on August 28, 1933.

They had one child:

1096 i. Billy Keith (1952-)

About 1956 James Henry second married Lauretta, in Kansas.
They had one child:

i. Cynthia. Cynthia was born in Wichita, Kansas, about 1958.

About 1960 James Henry third married Mary Elizabeth NEWMAN, in AL.
They had the following children:

i. James Henry. James Henry was born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, on October 10, 1961.

ii. Merle Travis. Merle Travis was born in Texas on January 23, 1963. Merle Travis died in Texarkana, Texas, on November 28, 1987; he was 24.

iii. Sherry. Sherry was born on December 14, 1965.

iv. Kandy. Kandy was born on May 16, 1966.

v. Rocky. Rocky was born on November 27, 1969.

Family of Georgia M. SHAWHAN (549) & Ernest BENNETT

852. Howard Pence BENNETT (Georgia M. SHAWHAN8, Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
Howard Pence married Marie FRANZONE.
They had one child:

i. Marilyn.

853. James Gordon BENNETT (Georgia M. SHAWHAN8, Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
James Gordon married Beatrice BABCOCK.
They had the following children:

i. Nancy.

ii. Lee.

iii. John.

iv. Carolyn.

v. Jean.

Family of Julia Edythe SHAWHAN (550) & John Thomas COOPER

854. John Morgan COOPER (Julia Edythe SHAWHAN8, Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1).
John Morgan married Margaret L. GAUNTT.
They had one child:

1097 i. Jo Anne Lail

Family of Lulia Bell SHAWHAN (551) & Morton Perrin CHILES

855. Morton Perrin CHILES Jr. (Lulia Bell SHAWHAN8, Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Morton Perrin was born on June 6, 1912.
Morton, Jr. received his A.B. and LL.B. degrees from St. Louis Univ. Law School. After practicing law in St. Louis, Mo. for a year he joined the FBI on 3 Dec 1929. Under J. Edgar Hoover he served as Special Agent in charge of the San Antonio, New Orleans and Charlotte, N.C. Divisions. He was the first agent at the FBI Academy to shoot a perfect score with the .38 revolver in all positions, including right and left hands.
On 7 Dec 1941, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he was in charge of FBI the Security Squad of the Baltimore Division. Within 24 hours, his squad had arrested 121 enemy agents under Presidential Warrents. After Roosevelt died, Morton was the agent assigned to the Washington, D.C. area, and as such he advised President Truman on the worldwide intelligence system.
Morton was assigned to the San Antonio Division of the FBI on 21 Nov 1963. On that day he was standing next to President John F. Kennedy. The next day Kennedy was killed. He was among those who investigated the assassination.
Now retired, he and his wife live in San Antonio in the winter and Pagosa Springs, Colorado in the summer.188
On September 10, 1935 Morton Perrin married Sue Ellis ADAIR, daughter of John Abner ADAIR. Sue Ellis was born on February 19, 1914.
They had the following children:

1098 i. John Adair (1940-)

ii. Janis Sue. Janis Sue was born on September 28, 1943.

1099 iii. Joyce Ann (1945-)

1100 iv. Janie Lu (1946-)
856. Dr. Daniel Duncan CHILES (Lulia Bell SHAWHAN8, Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Daniel Duncan was born on August 11, 1913. Daniel Duncan died on October 5, 1978; he was 65.
D.D. Chiles graduated from Buckner High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Central College, Fayette, Mo., and his medical degree from Vanderbilt Medical School, Nashville, Tenn. in 1938.
He was in the regular corps of the U.S. Public Health Service from 1936 to 1946. He served as a medical officer in the South Pacific during the WWII. He practiced psychiatry in Radford Va., and was a clinical director of St Albaus Hospital in Virginia several years. He retired in 1965 and moved to Veice, Florida where he died 5 Oct 1978. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.188
On February 15, 1941 Daniel Duncan first married Virginia HAYES. Virginia was born on January 19, 1919. Virginia died in 1965; she was 45.
They had the following children:

1101 i. Stephen Michael (1942-)

1102 ii. Daniel Duncan (1944-)

1103 iii. Morton Perrin (1949-)

On September 29, 1967 Daniel Duncan second married Sue Latimer BEETS.
857. Mary Jane CHILES (Lulia Bell SHAWHAN8, Daniel Duncan7, William Winston6, Daniel5, John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Darby1). Mary Jane was born on July 14, 1916.
Mary Jane graduated from Wm. Chrisman High School in Independence, recieved her AA from Christian College, BA Univ of Mo., MFA Yale University. Before her marriage she taught theatre at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. She was a member of the professional acting staff at Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio. For many years she was director of the St. Joseph, Missouri Junior League Children's Theater. She taught part time at Mo. Western College for several years.
Her husband, John, recieved his BA from Central Methodist College, MD from Harvard Medical School. Until his retirement, he was a practicing surgeon with Thompson Clinic, St. Joseph, Mo. John was born 1 Jul 1913.189
On March 10, 1946 Mary Jane married John Redmon McDANIEL. John Redmon was born on July 1, 1913. John Redmon died in December 1992; he was 79.
They had the following children:

1104 i. John Morton (1951-)

ii. James Alan. James Alan was born on June 10, 1953. Education: BA, Stanford University; JD, Harvard Law School. Occupation: Lawyer, Bostonm Massachusetts.

Letter dated May 28, 1999

Dear Bob,

Thanks for your prompt reply to my inquiry. I am enclosing a check for $55 for the History of Bourbon, etc. Counties book. I will sit tight on the Shawhan history and hope that enough other folks are interested to justify another print run.

You are quite right about our connection through the Shawhan's. I am descended from "Casher Dan" and Minerva Shawhan. Consequently, you can imagine how much I have enjoyed reading the material you have assembled regarding our common ancestors. The information about William McCune has been especially fascinating. Another exciting "find" is your information on the Ravenscraft family. My Great, Great Grandfather, William Winston Shawhan, married Julia Ravenscraft. Julia died at a relatively early age before the family left Kentucky for Lone Jack, Missouri, but Julia's mother (Mary "Patsy" Ravenscraft) came with William Winston and his children and lived out her life in Lone Jack ("Granny" Ravenscraft is buried right next to Minerva Shawhan in the Lone Jack Cemetery). My Great Aunt, Georgia Shawhan Bennett, remembered spending time with Granny Ravenscraft when she was a little girl. As you may be aware, there is an oil painting of Patsy Ravenscraft that still exists. It is in the possession of my aunt, Mrs. David Ravenscraft Chiles, in Smithville, Missouri (it hung for years in the living room of my Grandmother, Lulia Shawhan Chiles). It is one of a series of oil paintings which were said to have been done in Kentucky and brought by the family to Missouri. There are also oil paintings of William Winston Shawhan and Julia Ravenscraft as young adults. I saw these paintings when they were in the possession of my mother's first cousin, Lois Cooper Shawgo (now deceased). I believe they are currently in the possession of Lois's niece, Gayle Cooper Berveiler of Houston, Texas. I have not very good photographs of those paintings. Also, there is a painting of my Great Grandfather, Daniel Duncan Shawhan, at about age 6. That painting is in the possession of my mother, Mary Jane (Chiles) McDaniel, in Fresno, California. Finally, Mrs. James B. (Mildred) Shawhan of Lee's Summit wrote to me about 2 years ago that her husband (now deceased) had two more paintings of Shawhans (siblings of William Winston - John T. and Sallie, I think - I can't put my hands on the letter at the moment). You may have already come across all of this while putting the book together, but I thought I'd pass it along just in case. There may be more paintings floating around out there. One final Shawhan tidbit to pass along (again, it may be old hat to you): my Great Uncle Harris Shawhan, according to the most authoritative sources on the subject, was a pall bearer at Cole Younger's funeral! Uncle Harris was a most law abiding type and considerably younger than Cole, and I believe his connection was as a friend after Cole was released from prison and very possibly the one who convinced him to join the Christian Church in Lee's Summit in his waning years. My Grandmother vividly recalled seeing Cole Younger at their church when she was a child.

I started down this diversion because of the Ravenscraft connection. Patsy Ravenscraft married into the Ravenscraft family (I don't know her maiden name), and family recollections say that her husband's name was John. In a quick review of your material on the Ravenscrafts, I was not able to find a John at the right generation, but it seems that it must be the same Ravenscraft family since there is so much interconnection with the Shawhan family. I will do some more digging, but I thought you might have some insight into this possible connection.

Thanks for your effort with the Perrin book. I might as well add that I am a Perrin descendant, too - my Grandmother, Lulia Shawhan, married Morton Perrin Chiles - so I have a double interest in the book. William Perrin is not a direct ancestor, but he (not surprisingly) wrote about some who are.

Best regards,

Jim McDaniel

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