Married First: Alonzo J. Mather on December 30, 1860. They divorced in September of 1895.
Born: August 12, 1834 in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana
Died: February 11, 1913 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Father: John T. Mather
Mother: Eliza Hodge
Lived in Indiana and Kansas
Married Second: Melvina Carroll on November 6, 1895 in Lebanon, Indiana. She died on April 14, 1940.
Issue First Marriage:
Lelia Mather, born February 14, 1862 in Edward County, Indiana. Died April 11, 1863.
Charles Augustus Mather; born July 10, 1867 in Washington County, Kansas. Died December 24, 1870.
Margaret Myrtle Mather, born March 29, 1871 in Washington County, Kansas. Died March 9, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Buried: White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Indiana.
Married: Theodore Parker Romine on June 15, 1907 at the Friends Church in Mooresville, Indiana.
Born: October 20, 1861 in Fountain County, Indiana
Died: June 23, 1926 in Morgan County, Indiana
Father: Jacob Bonnell Romine
Mother: Rebecca Galloway
Married First: Cynthia (Sattie) Ratcliff on February 12, 1889
Issue First Marriage: Leon Rex Romine born June 3, 1891.
3a. Julia Rebecca Romine, born September 1, 1908 in Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana. Died July 20, 1995. Buried: White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Indiana.
Married first: Earl Raymond Shields in Morgan County Indiana on September 18, 1927. Married second Claude Hardin.
Issue First Marriage:
Alice Patricia Shields, born July 1929 in Morgan County, Indiana
Married: Donald Wright
Patricia Ann Wright, born September 18, 1951 in ____________. Married: Martin Kirkpatrick on March 24, 1972 in the Friends Church at Mooresville, Indiana.
Jesse Branden Kirkpatrick, born August 29, 1980.
Erin Megan Kirkpatrick, born November 3, 1982.
Margaret Louise Shields, born August 30, 1930 in Morgan County, Indiana.
Married: Richard Evan Powell, born: December 3, 1927. Father: Lotus Joseph Powell. Mother: Opal Theresa Hobson
Marcia A. Powell, born February 10, 1953 in Orange County, California. Married Thomas E. Nugent on February 3, 1990 in Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois.
Colin Matthew Nugent, born March 8, 1991 in Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois.
Richard Theodore Powell, born September 17, 1954 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Married: Bonita Merry Marcado on June 10, 1978 in Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois. Married second Deborah Lynn DeCapite on April 6, 1990 in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida. Married third Jeanette Boudreau on June 5, 1998.
Issue first marriage.
Robert Joseph Powell, born July 16, 1979.
Marcus Evan Powell, born April 16, 1985
Cynthia Jo Powell, born July 4, 1958 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Married Robert Arturo on June 22, 1989 in Park Forest, Cook County, Illinois.
Michael Dennis Arturo: born October 15, 1993 in Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois.
Rebecca Kathleen Arturo, born July 15, 1995, in Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois.
Katherine Louise Powell, born July 29, 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Married: Thomas M. Saak, on March 5, 1983, in Park Forest, Illinois. Married second Paul Priester on May 2, 1996, in Iowa.
Issue second marriage
Paul Patrick Priester, born March 17, 2000 in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois.
3b. Theodore Mather Romine, born November 12, 1910 in Morgan County, Indiana. Married Berta Maxine Bartlow on June 15, 1940 at the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
Carol Ann Romine, born March 3, 1943 in Indianapolis. Married Barry Carnine on January 15, 1977 Also married James Gustafson.
Rachel Sarah Carnine, born February 1, 1982.
David Lee Carnine, born December 1982.
Margaret Ruth Romine, born March 8, 1945. Married Col. Robert T. McCollough
Judith Evelyn Romine, born August 25, 1948 in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana. Married Robert James Kelly, III on September 28, 1976.
Kathleen Ellen, born March 29, 1984 in Elkhart, Indiana
Lorelei Margaret Kelly, born August 8, 1985 in Elkhart, Indiana.
Linda Kay Romine, born November 12, 1953. Married Peter Hoban on May 12, 1984.
Elliene Mather, born March 5, 1875 in Washington County, Kansas. Died as a youth from a spinal birth defect most likely in Arkansas where her family had moved to improve her health.
Edwin Ray Mather, born March 7, 1879 in Washington County, Kansas. He disappeared while traveling to California with a friend named Mr. Young. They stopped in El Paso, Texas. Edwin walked across the border into Mexico, and disappeared. No Issue.
Chalmer Asbury Mather, born March 22, 1882 in Arkansas. Married Alice McMahan and died at the Home for Aged Baptists in Ironton, Missouri June 1962. No Issue.
DESCENTANTS of JAMES and NANCY SHIELDS ELLIOTT The fifth child of James and Nancy Shields Elliott was named Ruth for the paternal grandmother and the ancestral Scotch Janet or English Jane. She was born Nov. 15, 1825, in Decatur Co., near Greensburg, Indiana. A duplicate of her father, in features and disposition, whom she held in the highest esteem and reverence. She was twice married, first to Miles Bristol, August 20, 1843. HE was a blacksmith with a shop and a home in Rochester, Indiana.
The Bristols came from New York. A few happy years ended with Miles death in February 1850. Their three loving children having preceded him. For two years Ruth taught school in the town of Rochester previous to her marriage to Richard Emery Derrick, February 14, 1853. They lived in White Co., near Monticello, where their oldest son was born, August 22, 1855, named John Perry Elliott. Their four girls were born as follows; Mary Ovanda, November 20, 1857 in Fulton Co., Indiana; Nancy Eleanor, November 12, 1859 on Greenwood prairie, Wabasha Co., Minn.’ Ruth Jane, November 1, 1860 on the homestead in Washington Co., Kansas; Edith Ulysses, November 7th, 1868 in Washington Co., Kansas on the homestead. The fist deep sorrow in this home came with her death April 12, 1879. The remains are buried in the Hollenberg Cemetery.
After their own family were all grown and settled in homes of their own, a blessing came to them in the care of another babe nine days old, that of a distant relative. They cared for him until he was grown. Of her children, she often said, “They can never do anything so bad that I will not love them just the same.” And expressed the same love for Clyde Dunnuck, the boy they raised.
The mother was a woman of decision and resolution tempered with justice and consideration for others, and the wit of the family. She maintained her cheerful, hopeful spirit until the end came May 4, 1899. Friends said of her, “No better woman ever lived or died then Aunt Ruth derrick.” Her husband survived her ten years, passing on September 23, 1909. An n old friend and neighbor of fifty years acquaintance said this tribute to his memory. “I never knew Mr. Derrick to do a dishonorable act, nor speak disrespectful of anyone.” He was a man of few words, refined, humble, self respecting, not a financier nor spend thrift, always avoiding a debt if possible. He lived on the homestead from 1860 till 1907 continuously and there was never a mortgage nor debt on the home regardless of cyclones, drowths and grasshoppers. The homestead remained in the Derrick name seventy-two years.
-------------- :: ---------------- CHILDREN of RICHARD and RUTH ELLIOTT DERRICK John Perry Elliott Derrick, the only son of the above to live to maturity was born near Monticello, White Co., Indiana, August 22, 1855. He matured in the sunshine of the Kansas prairies. Farming and stock raising was the greatest incentive sixty years ago. When the Otoe reservation was opened for settlement in 1878, John bought 80 acres, one-half miles north and one mile west of his fathers homestead.
On October 22, 1878 John married Rebecca Jane Wilson and they moved on the little farm in the spring of 1879. Here their four children were born; three sons and one daughter. Later he sold this place and bought land in Oklahoma near Ripley in 1904. After his father’s death in 1909 much as he preferred to live in Oklahoma, he sold there and moved back to the old homestead of his father in Jan of 1911, residing there 20 years until January 1931 when he sold the farm and moved to Hollenberg and later with a son in Colorado.
His greatest sorrow came from the death of his youngest son, Lyle, at Fort Riley in Oct. 1918, and the death of Rebecca, his wife, two years later.
John was a great worker, never idle, self sacrificing, always considering the welfare of others before his own and he was to generous for his own best interest. He passed away at the Adell hospital after an operation for stomach trouble. As the end neared he looked up with a smile and said, “It’s all right.” His two boys, Ray and William preceded hm to the other life two years. His remains were interred in the Hollenberg Cemetery, near wife and sons, on May 10, 1932.
Roy Garner Derrick, son of John and Rebecca Derrick was born April 9, 1883 on a farm two and one half mils from Hollenberg, Kansas. He married Hettie Menefee in 1906; their two sons are Lyal, born January 16, 1907 and John Larkin, born September 20, 1910.
Hettie Menefee Derrick died and was buried Oct. 10, 1910. Five years later, Roy married Mary Schutte, Feb. 25, 1915 at Washington, Kansas. They resided on a farm a half mile north of Hollenberg, Kansas until his death, April 10, 1930. Lyal, the oldest son married Esther Sholtz in Aug 1930. Their child, Joan Elaine, was born Dec. 26, 1932. John Larkin Derrick, brother of Lyal, graduated from the Steele City high school in 1929 and from the teachers College at Greeley, Colorado in 1936, working his way through. He is now living employed by the Firestone Tire Co. at Denver, Colorado.
William Emery Derrick, a successful teacher and disciplinarian, was a student at the Agricultural College at Stillwater, Oklahoma. He married Bessie Hickman of Blackwell, Oklahoma, also a fine teacher. For his health, he lived at La Vet, Colorado several years where he passed away December 30, 1929. HE was born Feb. 28, 1887.
Lyal Alfred Derrick, born May 4, 1892 was a teacher and farmer. He held a state certificate from Oklahoma. He was called to Fort Riley August 16, 1918 where he was a victim of the flu epidemic and was brought home and buried Oct. 22, 1918.
Hazel may, only daughter of John and Rebecca Wilson Derrick, born January 6, 1887. She married Sewell Hardy at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Their son, Carl, born July 14, 1911 graduated from the Odell, Nebraska High School. He is married and lives on a farm south of Hollenberg, Kansas where a baby, Shirley Elaine was born to them in 1935. Hazel was married twice, the second time to Fred Osendorf of Lanham, Nebraska.
The Writer is the oldest daughter of Richard E. and Ruth Elliott Derrick. I was born November
20, 1857 near Rochester, Indiana, on the “Old Billy Shields farm.” So my father told me, and was named for two cousins, Mary and Ovanda Miller (Ovanda should be Evanda, being French). My education began with my mother teaching me my letters, then the spelling and reading. I went to school probably tow and a half years in the 5 years between 1866 and March 12, 1872 that being the entire amount of school taught.
After the close of school in 1872 I married my teacher, Asa E. Coleman and went to live on his homestead one mile from my parents. Having always wanted to know things, my education is still going on. Always a believer in suffrage for women, for the benefit of men as well as women, I have seen it established in the government. As an ardent prohibitionist, I am sure the principles will yet become a part of our constitution again by the will of the people. It was brought about by the work of the women before, it will be established by the men in time. I have bee a member of the W. C. T. U. since 1883 and have taken The Union Signal more then fifty years. It has been a large factor in our education, especially the 25 years when Frances Willard was Editor in Chief.
As a descendant from Quaker faith, it was not hard for me to absorb the Truths of Christian Science. Our home atmosphere was harmonious and considerate of others. I have been termed a radical and fanatic and various other names without any fears or regrets on my part. It may be I have inherited the spirit of freedom and justice, somewhat, that inspired Eleanor Mitchell Wilson in her stand for “Liberty, freedom and Independence.”
Mr. Coleman was of German nationality and inherited their thrift, industry and desire to possess something for future necessities and old age. In time he added to the homestead until he owned 700 acres of land and always kept a heard of 40 or 50 head of cattle and 100 or 200 head of hogs. He had a pride in the civic and political affairs of the community and state, and national as well, having served almost three years in the Civil War.
Our home was a haven to all who desired to enter. At my sisters death we took her two babies, Dorr and Claude Morey and cared for them until they were settled in homes of their own. Mr. Coleman was deeply interested in the education of youth, never failing to attend the annual district school meetings, and serving on the school and township boards, for many years he served as Justice of the Legislature but declined because of the large interests at home. Mr. Coleman was 20 years my senior, he was never ill to speak of. At the last week of his life he hoped he wouldn’t linger, and his hope was rewarded. He passed on after a few days, on the 5th of April, 1921, aged 84 years, at our home in Huntington Park, California and was laid to rest in the Santa Ana and Orange Cemetery. The passing of a noble, useful life. I had forty-nine years of his protecting care and guidance. These are memories whose heritage are as great a benediction as the heritage of children.
Their third child, Nancy Eleanor, was born in Wabash County, Minnesota on Greenwood prairie November 12, 1859. While on the road to Kansas in 1860, the year of the drouth, she was 6 or 7 months old and she refused nurse or drink a drop of milk of any kind. We wonder yet what her mother found in the way of food to sustain her, yet she seemed to thrive and grow and proved to be the strongest and most plump of all the children and the most resolute. One day her mother left her, then about 2 and one half years ole, to rock the cradle in which the new baby was sleeping. The mother went to the garden. She could hear the cradle rocking, presently the rocking stopped and the baby cried loudly. Just as the mother reached the door she heard Eleanor say, “I’ll jay haw you, you little jayhawker, and she had a stick raised in the act of striking the baby, when she called to her. Eleanor is as resolute and decided as was the Eleanor Mitchell Wilson of Revolution days, for whom she was named.
She taught one of two 3-month terms of school, later she married Henry Richard Wilson, march 5, 1879. His parents came to America from Weisback, England, when he was a babe of six months. They went to live in Pawnee Country, Nebraska on his father; farm. Four years later they bought an 80 acres farm and moved to it in the spring go f1883. The spring of 1892 they bought another farm of 160 acres joining theirs on the west. Five years later they sold the 240 acres for $7500 and came to Washington Co., Kansas, buying 2what 3as known as the Dave Bobbit farm near Emmons, 160 acres all clear of any incumbrance. A few years later Hank (as he was called) AHD a partial stroke which seemed to effect him more or less until November 12, 1912, when he passed away having lost the use of himself almost completely.
John, the youngest child lived with his mother till his marriage in 1927. Albia Emeline the oldest child, born August 28, 1880, was a teacher for several years. She married C. Ben Evans a teacher, in Aug 1903. Ruth Evans born July 16, 1904, married Fred Cole, August 1928. Shirley Ann Cole born June 24, 1929.
Ralph Evans born January 25, 1906, graduated from Washington High School, also had two and one half years work at K. S. A. C. in Civil Engineering. He married Martha Weichold of Topeka. They live in Chanute, Kansas where he works for the Santa Fe R. R. Company.
Josephine Eleanor Evans, born March 5, 1915, finished high school and does secretarial work in the office of the Superintendent. She is also an instructor in instrumental music and is in demand as a singer.
Carl E. Wilson, born March 11, 1883, had two years of work at K. S. A. C. He married Bertha Potute, January 6, 1908, a teacher. Their one child, Paul Wilson, graduated from Kansas State and is a teacher of Vocational Agriculture. Carl is an extensive farmer, handling and raising lots of stock. At the time of the depression struck he had stock that would have sold for $12000 but later sold for less then half of that.
Blanch E. Wilson, born 1884, married John Meilten, November 25, 1906. She was a capable woman in every way. She passed away February 1919, no children lived.
William Henry Wilson, born September 18, 1890, married Fern Martin. Their children are Lois, born April 6, 1913; she graduated from Washington High School and taught several terms. She married on January 7, 1937 and now is living in Los Angeles, California.
Martin Henry Wilson, born August 12, 1917. He lives at home and does trucking. He had three years in high school. His fathers declining health made it necessary for him to drive the truck.
Armand, the second boy born November 21, 1919, finished high school this year, a bright clever boy, active member of the 4-H Club.
William Henry Wilson passed away, April 1935 as a result of flu and pneumonia. He was the embodiment of cleanliness, order and system, an expert mathematician, a pleasant cherry disposition, honesty and dependability.
John Elliott Wilson finished high school and was dependable clerk for several years in Fred Deidrichs clothing store in Washington. Eh married Beatrice Powell, a teacher, and bought out a cleaning establishment in Tecumseh, Nebraska. They have one son, John Elliott Wilson, called Jack, a very earnest, energetic lad of eight, born November 20, 1928. John is interested in the civil and political affairs. Eh is a member of the school board and has the considerate yet firm decisions of his mother.
Ruth Jane Derrick, born on the homestead, Nov 1 1860, had many characteristics of her great grandfather, William Shields. The same calm, self poise, yet with firm decisions, amiable in temperament. She homesteaded 160 acres in Rawlins Co., Kansas, not far from the county seat, in the fall of 1885 and married Franklin S. Morey, September 23, 1886, later they sold the homestead and bought 80 acres in Washington Co., Kansas in 1899. Their children were Dorr Derrick, born November 8, 1889 and Claude Franklin, born April 14, 1893, died May 12, 1893. Dorr married Mary Belle Allen, November 29, 1913 after graduating from Manhattan Business College and two years in K. S. A. C. Their children are Daryl Derrick, born December 6, 1914, graduate of Manhattan High School and the Kansas State College. He won his first scholarship from Manhattan High and also several prizes in college judging contests. The second child of Dorr and Mary Belle was Allen Dwight, born August 15, 1916 and passed away March 30, 1932. Keith born September 10, 1918 graduated from Manhattan High School in 1935. Duane, born July 2, 1925 is in the 7th grade in College Hill District School, Manhattan.
Claude Franklin Morey married Esther Fae Mellor, July 16, 1915. He is a clerk in the shoe department of Broadway department Store, Los Angeles, California. Their one child, Russel Franklin, born May 20, 1916 at Orange, California and graduate from Los Angeles High School, specializing in secretarial work and music. Their home is in Huntington Park, California.
DESCENDANTS of RUTH JANE ELLIOTT DERRICK
1) William Shields m. Margaret Wilson SHIELDS 1789
2) Nancy A. SHIELDS b. Feb 28 1798 m. James Elliott Dec. 7, 1815
3) Ruth J. Elliott b. Nov 15, 1825 m. Richard Derrick, 1853
4) John P. E. Derrick b. 1855 m. Rebecca Wilson, 1878
5) Roy Garner Derrick b. Apr 9, 1883 m. Hettie Meneffee 1906
6) Lyle Derrick b. Jan 16, 1907 m. Esther Sholtz, 1930
7) Joan Elain b. Dec 26, 1932
6) John Larkin Derrick b. Sept. 20, 1910
5) Wm. E. Derrick b. Feb. 28, 1887 m. Bessie Hickman, 1919
5) Hazel May Derrick b. Jan. 6, 1889 m. Swell hardy, 1910
6) Carl Hardy b. July, 1911, m. Jan. 1932
7) Shirley Elaine Hardy b. Jan 1932
4) Mary Ovanda Derrick b. Nov. 20, 1857 m. A. E. Coleman Mar. 4, 1872
4) Nancy Eleanor derrick b, Nov. 12, 1859 m. Henry R. Willson, Mar. 5, 1879
5) Albia Emmaline Wilson b, Aug. 28, 1880 m. C. Ben Evans Aug. 1903
6) Ruth Isabel Evans b. July 15, 1904 m. Fred Cole Aug. 1928
7) Shirley Ann Cole b. June 24, 1929
6) Ralph w. Evans b. 1906 m. Marta Weochold Dec. 1931
5) Carl Emery Wilson b. March 1883 m. Bertha Poteete, 1909
6) Paul Henry Wilson b. Feb. 22, 1912
5) Blanche E. Wilson b. Oct. 20, 1884 m. John Meitler
5) William Henry Wilson b, Sept. 18, 1890 m. Fern Martin
6) Lois M. Wilson b. Apr. 6, 1913 m. Albert Harper, 1937
6) Martin Henry Wilson b. Aug. 12, 1917
6) Armand Wilson b. Nov. 21, 1919
6) Wilma Jean Wilson b. July 23, 1929
4) Ruth Jane Derrick b. Nov. 7, 1861 m. Franklin S, Morey, Sept. 26, 1886
5) Dorr Derrick Morey b. Nov. 8, 1889
6) Darrell Derrick Morey b. dec. 6, 1914
6) Allen Dwight Morey b. Aug. 15, 1916 d. Mar. 1932
6) Keith Clinton Morey b. Sept. 10, 1918
6) Duane Samuel Morey b. July 2, 1925
5) Claude Franklin Morey b. Apr. 14, 1883 m. Fae Miller July, 1915
6) Russell Franklin Morey b. May 20, 1916
DESCENDANTS of JAMES and Nancy A. SHIELDS ELLIOTT
John Perry Elliott, seventh child of James and Nancy, always said he had six sister, six brothers, and three were six older and six younger than he. He was born near Idaville, Indiana, May 21, 1829. He and Tipton Lindsey were the same age; both grew up in the vicinity of Rochester, Ind. John had a strong mentality. He and his sister, Ruth, were original in their ideas, their wit and repartee.
John worked in the foundry and forge until he became very proficient in black smithing. He was the only one of the boys who learned a trade. He was twice married, first to Harriet Lorena Odell on April 11, 1849. Two children were born to this union, one died in infancy, Josephine Lorena, born Jan. 6, 1850. Harriet Odell Elliot died on February 22, 1854. On March 29, 1855, John married Catherine Alkire. While the Elliott’s were fairly good singers, Catherine Alkire was well known for her exceptionally sweet voice and was in demand for all special occasions.
They moved from Indiana to Minnesota in 1857, in company with Absalom Elliott and family, owning land in Wabasha County also in Filmore County, Minn. He was a farmer and like the Elliot’s Richard E. Derrick, his brother-in-law were hauling lumber from the mill near the Zumbro River, to Centerville with ox teams. The road was narrow and the loads heavy, emery’s team, making better time than John’s, was in the lead. In the distance they saw a team of horses coming and recognized the driver to be a certain Englishman that never gave the road to anyone. John called to Emery as he came forward, to take his team, saying, “that Englishman will turn out this time.” When in hailing distance the Englishman called, “Turn out, turn out, I am Johnny Bull and never turn out for anyone.” With that, John seized the big full whip, leaped from the agon, brandished the whip as he ran forward, saying, “Turn out, turn out, I am Commodore Perry, I licked you on Lake Erie and I’ll do it again.” The Englishman gave them all the road, to their surprise and amusement.
John Perry Elliott was born diplomat and mediator in adjusting difficulties, while not approving the wrong doing, nor even a desire to screen the guilty, yet he believed in mercy and justice especially for the innocent sufferers. In one instance his timely advice and intervention saved the life of the guilty party from the mob, which proved a benediction to the entire community.
He sold his claim on the Little Blue to his brother-in-law, John Dunnuck in 1863 and set up his blacksmith shop in Marysville, Kans., Where they resided until the spring of 1866. He homesteaded a claim just across the state line in Jefferson Co., Nebr., adjoining that of his brother-in-law, Thomas G. Brown. Here he farmed, worked at his trade and studied for the ministry and was licensed to preach in the United Brethren Church in 1868 which profession he followed, practically until his death in Dec. 1884. His wife preceded him two years or more. A short time previous to the end, he asked his sister Ruth, with whom he was staying, to write to a brother minister in the U. B. Church, a Rev. Caldwell to preach his funeral on a promised agreement between the two ministers that which ever went first, the one left was to conduct the services. In answer to the question, “Where to address rev. Caldwell?” John replied, “Never mind writing, he will be there.” Two weeks later when his remains were taken to his home at Reynolds, Nebr., Rev. Caldwell had arrived the evening before, not knowing of the illness and death. He had been so impressed to stop and inquire about his friends and co-worker in the ministry, and there learned of the facts; he waited to fulfill the long-standing promise, with gratitude for the divine guidance received.