Pictures of Bramblets and Keithlys from Carol Miller -- individuals listed below under Murvin Keithly and family.
7 Julian Keithly was born Oct. 18, 1822, and died in 1888, in Lincoln Co. Mo. She married (1) Mr. Jones. Five children: Sammy, Mary, and Joe died in infancy. Murvin married Margaret Meeker and went to Calif. "We have not heard from him for twenty years." Flora married Neil Brown and a few years later passed away when her first child was born. Mrs. Julia Jones married (2) Wm Thos. Shelton. Three children died in infancy. Those living are: 1 Ellen, a widow living in Hawk Point, Mo. She married John Hunter, a farmer, who died July 1, 1909. Eight children: 1 Sheridan, a merchant, living in Dallas, Texas. Three children, the two oldest are in high school. 2 John Warren a farmer, married Rose Henry, two children, Jerome, age 17, and Iris, age 10. 3 Ola, born Aug. 13, 1882, married a farmer, Lou Sonner, and is living in Arkansas. Four children. 4 Julius, a farmer, near Troy, Mo., married Nuna Upson. Two children are living: Melva, 11 years of age, and Julius Dee, 5 years of age. 5 Buell, a brakeman on the C. & A.R.R. lives at Slater Mo. He married Ollie Upson and they have two children. 6 Dora married Albert Link, a printer, and is living in Kirksville, Mo., two small children. 7 Ariel married Christine Holmes. He is traveling for an oil company, and they have one child . 2 Wm. T. Shelton Jr. is a farmer living near Troy, Mo. He married (1) Josephine Hunter, who lived about four years and dying left one child, Addie, who married Chesley Giles, a hardware merchant of Durango, Colorado., two children Ina Belle, age 15 and attends high school, and Marguerite, age nine. Wm. T. Shelton Jr. married (2) Mrs. Lyda Nichols. Two children: 1 Sidney, a farmer near Troy, Mo., married Ethel Bufka, and they have two small sons. 2 Lyda Lucetta married Jimmy Hogan of Slater, a brakeman of the C. & A. R. R. 3 Polly Shelton married John Boyse, a farmer near Troy, Mo., on Nov. 2, 1881. They have living three children: Sidney Stirman died at age of five. 1 Otha Ellen B., a teacher, married Wm. Quigley, a farmer near Troy, Dec. 30, 1903. They have one daughter, Polly Irene, born Sept. 16, 1906, now in the high school (1922). 2 John Edgar B. lives in Mexico, Mo. He is cashier at the Hoxey Hotel at that place. He married Ina Nichols, Aug. 27, 1909, and they have two girls: Otha Murrell and Marjorie Chatman. 3 Murvin Emerson B. is a farmer near Troy. He married Mildred Thornhill, one little girl, Audrey, age 17 months (1922). 4 Robert Henry Shelton, is a farmer living near Alton, Kansas. He married Lucetta Hunter. Six children, all married by 1922 except Arlie, the youngest. Namely: Freddie, Howard Clinger, Eugene, Dona, Jewell and Arlie. Howard Clinger was born about 1896. June 1921 he married Anna Shotts, a daughter, Marvel Marguerite, was born Feb., 1922. He is a farmer near Alton, Kansas. See Honor Roll.
8 "Murvin Keithly was born Jan 22, 1825, on the farm settled by his father. There he grew to manhood. His education was very meager, reading and writing, Roosevelt spelling and mental arithmetic. In 1848 he bought a farm from his father and with negro, Jarrett, a very capable man, he began clearing and preparing logs for a house which was a story and one half structure of one room above and a large living room and an ell back, consisting of one story dining room and a kitchen. He has entertained me many times telling how good his dinners were, that he ate with Jerrett, beside the brush and log fire with the ground covered with snow and his dinner had to be thawed over the coals before he could eat. Nov. 21, 1849, he married Mary Thompson Darst, daughter of David H. and wife Mary (Thompson) Darst of Darst Bottom, St. Charles Co. Mo. and came to live in this splendid new house, where they began eating their dinners on a table made by sawing the stump end off a huge tree and nailing short legs around on it, wasn't that fine? Here Mr. E. M. Marvin dined with them, afterwards he became a bishop in the Southern Methodist Church, but at that time he was only a poor itinerant preacher." The above was taken substantially from a letter written by Rosetta Bramblet. Picture of Mary Tomson Darst Keithly.
Murvin Keithly was a prosperous farmer and left property to each of his children at his death, Aug. 7, 1899. He lived in the neighborhood of the Mount Zion Church that was near, now, O'Fallon, Mo. He was for many years a faithful member of the Methodist Church South. His wife, Mary passed away March 23, 1865. Their children, all born on homestead in St. Charles Co. Mo. 1 Julius Hickman Keithly, born Sept. 11, 1850, died in 1917. He married Jennie Elizabeth Wainwright, April 20, 1876. She died Dec. 5, 1884. Their home was in Cincinnati, Ohio, and their children are: 1 Edna, who for years was a most skillful worker in an advertising company in Cincinnati. June 1918, she married Charles Ramp, no children. 2 Cora Evans born Aug. 12, 1878. She was a nurse. June 22, 1915, she married Curtis W. Randleman, who was born July 2, 1877. He is District Manager of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. and a ranchman. Their home is in Weiser, Idaho. Three children: Lelia Josephine born Aug. 16, 1916. Curtis Stanley born Sept 5, 1917, and Frank Richard born May 25, 1920. 3 Lelia Keithly, whose occupation was that of bookkeeper, married Orville Roy Ackley, born in St. Charles Co, Mo the son of George and wife Mary (Hall) Ackley. They were married in St. Louis May 10, 1904, and lived there one year, then moved to Caldwell, Idaho, where they lived until 1921. Spent a year in Portland, Oregon, then moved to New Meadows, Idaho, where they now live. Mr. Ackley has been a merchant for thirteen years and is now in the Ackley Mercantile Co, General Merchandise. Their children: Helen Wainwright born in St. Louis, April 28, 1905. George Hall born in Caldwell, Idaho, Nov. 28, 1907. Both children are in the second year of High School in 1922. 4 Emma Keithly, the youngest, was married in 1907 to Benjamin Holmes. They live in Cincinnati. No children.
2 Cordelia Rosetta Keithly, born Oct. 18, 1853. She married Landrum Bramblet. They lived on their farm near O'Fallon, Mo. and were prosperous. Their children: Arthur Lindsay, born 1873, died 1874. Julius Wilburn, born 1875, married Mary Sitz and live in Wichita, Kansas, where he is manager of The Marmon Automobile Company. Children: Wilburn Sitz and Dudley Landrum. Picture of J. Wilburn Bramblett
3 Nora Bernetta [FHD Note: Bramblet, daughter of Cordelia and Landrum] born 1878, was a music teacher in Beasley's Preparatory School at Columbia, Mo. There she married Nelson Orlando Hopkins, who was for a number of years Superintendent of the schools of Omulga, Okla. He passed away in 1924. Their children: Nelson Orlando Jr., Frank, Ralph, Hughes and Mary. 4 Carrie Ellen was born in 1880. She taught for a few years, then married C. M. Long, who is now Field Manager of the Holstein Ass. Dixon, Ill. Their children: Howard, Vivian, and Marian. 5 Elsie Maude, born 1882 and died 1919 in O'Fallon. She married Dr. Harvey Barker, a dentist. He passed away several years ago. One child, Janice. Mrs. Barker was Postmistress in O'Fallon at the time of her death. Rosetta has charge of Janice. 6 Calvin Thornton, born 1884. He married (1) Claude Samuels, and their children are: Elizabeth and Calvin Thornton Jr. He married (2) Alice Olson. He is manager of the Southeastern office of the Larabee Mills Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia. (1922). 7 Agnes Leona, born in 1889. She was a nurse until she married Jean Thomas, an Electric Engineer. One son, Thomas, Jr. 8 Lucille Fern, born 1898. She was a teacher. She married Robert Norton, a farmer. One child, Marjorie Adair.
3 Willoughby Keithly was born Aug. 30, 1855. He married Mary C. Gill and farmed in Mo. and South Dakota, and is now living in O'Fallon, Mo. Their children: 1 Oroha Lilian, born Sept. 11, 1879. She married Horace Burr, a Forest Ranger, and their home is in Cascade, Idaho. Their children: Willoughby, who aspires to become a doctor, Ralph who loves nature, is a close observer and expects to follow his father's occupation, and Stewart, "The best student and we hope he will make good use of his ability." 2 Susie, born March 13, 1881, is keeping house for her father in O'Fallon. 3 Edward Murvin, born Sept. 16, [1883?] is a machinist in the R. R. shops at Sedalia, Mo. He married Frances Cline. Their children: Mildred, Nadine, Horace, Ruth, Orpha and Nellie. 4 Jesse Ellen born Feb. 2, 1885, married W. B. Rothe of St. Charles Co. Their children: Lucy Glen and Arthur William. Their home is in Marion, Ill. 5 Mary Crystal born Sept. 14, 1886, died April 16, 1898. 6 Roy Campbell born Aug. 26, 1888, died July 1, 1921. He was a clerk in a store. He married Carol Kelly of Emmett, Idaho. Children: Lois Maxine and Dean Elvin. 7 Mattie Pearl born April 24, 1891 is a successful rural teacher of St. Charles Co. Mo. 8 Lizzie Emma born May 5, 1893 passed away May 10, 1893. 9 Lt. Luther Earle Keithly born Sept. 21, 1894, married Mattie Anders, of El Paso, Texas. One child, Luther Jr. See Honor Roll.
4 Elizabeth Keithly was born June 26, 1862. Sept 28, 1881 she married W. S. Ford, a farmer near Frankford, Mo., Pike Co. Said to have been a case of "Love at first sight." They were in Miller, S. Dakota, for a number of years and their children, except the eldest and youngest, were born in S. Dakota. Children: 1 Sarah Cordelia born Aug. 17, 1882, near Ladonia, Mo and was killed by the kick of a mule, Aug. 21, 1884 in S. D. 2 Benjamin Eagleton born July 10, 1884, received schooling in Miller, S. D., Frankford, Mo., and Columbia, Mo. October 11, 1911 he married Mary Anne Temple, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Temple of Kansas City, Mo. Two children: Benjamin Temple, May 2, 1919 and Frederick Roscoe, born April 14, 1920. Mr. B. E. Ford is manager of the American Lumber Co, Ponca City, Okla. 3 Roscoe born Sept. 14, 1886, schooling in S. D. and Frankford, Mo. He was accidently shot in the hip while hunting and died Jan. 2, 1905. 4 Murvin Thomas born Dec. 29, 1888, received schooling in S. D. and Frankford. He is now a farmer, near Miller, S. D. See Honor Roll. 5 Charles Victor born July 4, 1891, received schooling in Frankford, Chillicothe and Kirksville, Mo. He is now (1922) Superintendent of the Vandalia, Mo. schools. He married Reba Lewis, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Earnest Lewis, of Vandalia, Mo. Married Aug. 25, 1918. Children, Willard Lewis born June 7, 1919 and Mary Elizabeth born May 24, 1922. 6 Mary Viola born July 14, 1893, educated in Frankford, Mo. Taught five years, then married H. G. Bohn of Spokane Bridge, Wash. Mr. Bohn is a farmer. 7 Bessie, born May 5, 1895, educated at Frankford, Kirksville, and graduated at Greeley, Colo., June 1922. She has taught seven terms. Is teaching in the New Franklin school this winter, 1922. 8 Elsie Lillian, born Sept. 21, 1901. Educated in Frankford, Mo., and Greeley, Colo. Is teaching Home Economics, in Brandon, Colo. 9 Pauline Keithly, born May 30, 1904. Graduated from Frankford High June, 1922, and is taking Art and Science at the University of Missouri, 1922.
5 Enoch M. Keithly born Jan. 31, 1852, and 6 David Edgar Keithly born Sept. 20, 1858, died in infancy.
8 Murvin Keithly married (2) Jermima Hopkins of Darst Bottom, June 15, 1866. She was born Feb. 24, 1833, and died March 8, 1867. A daughter, Lucy, who died March 20, 1867, and a twin brother, Luther, were born to them on March 3, 1867. Luther went west to Salt Lake City in 1902 and was employed in the office of the Oregon Short Line Ry. Co. until 1912. Then he went to Cassio Co., Idaho, and took up a homestead and lived there until 1917. He then bought an irrigated ranch in Minidoks Co. Idaho, on what is known as the Minodoka Project. Rupert, Idaho, R. F. D. No. 1 Not married in 1924.
8 Murvin Keithly married (3) Minerva Hemingway, Jan. 21, 1870. She was a teacher from Mass. and at the time of their courtship was governess in the home of Othaniel C. Castlio, and a merry time his many children gave this sweet, dignified gentlewoman. One son, Eugenia Murvin, born Aug. 12, 1871. Era has for years lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Aunt Minerva passed away April 12, 1879. 8 Murvin Keithly married (3) Fannie M. Rogers, Sept. 2, 1880. She passed away March 7, 1919. No children.
9 Elizabeth Keithly was born June 8, 1827, and passed away years ago. Mother often said, "Betsey was handsome." She married Ora Cottle, a farmer of St. Charles Co. Mr. Cottle spent the last three or four years of his life in the home of his son, Warren, in St. Louis, where he died Dec. 31, 1912, aged 94 years and 6 months. Eight children:
11 Cordelia Keithly was born Feb. 1, 1831. May 12, 1852 she married Othaniel C. Castlio of Howell Prairie, St. Charles Co. Mo. They lived on a farm. Mr. Castlio was a prosperous farmer and stockman. See Castlio record. [FHD Note: The above-mentioned are the parents of Mary Iantha Castlio who authored this account!]
12 Julius Keithly was born Nov. 22, 1832. Nov. 1864 he married Mary Eppler Lurton, daughter of Rebecca Scott (Keen) Lurton, born in Knoxville, Ky., in 1809. Mrs. Keithly died in Oregon, Dec. 15, 1875. Four children born in Mo: 1 Emmet Sterling, born Nov. 27, 1865, is now a stock grower and farmer at Ono, Shasta Co. Calif. He married Mrs. Sarah Schofield, "a fine woman" a Californian. No children. Sterling was educated in Heppner, Oregon. 2 Leora Keen was born Dec. 12, 1867. Educated in Heppner. Nov. 4, 1884 she married, at Heppner, Oregon, Jas. Hutton Wyland, a stock grower and farmer, who was educated in Portland, Oregon. He passed away Sept. 22, 1919. Four children: Earnest Keithly, born Nov. 14, 1885, educated at Hardman. A stock grower and farmer. June 19, 1910 he married Ora N. Devin. Two children: Ellis Julius, born July 13, 1911 and Edna Mary, born Oct. 14, 1915. "Of my son I can say he is honorable and just and has a fine wife and a fine boy and girl." 2 Mary Eppler, born at Hardman, Oregon, June 12, 1893, married June 22, 1910 at Hardman, Will J. Giese. One son, James Joe, born May 8, 1912. 3 Naomi Rebecca, born at Hardman, Feb. 26, 1900, married Archie L. Saling, Sept. 27, 1920, at Walla Walla, Wash. No children. Present address, John Day, Oregon. 4 James Stewart, born Dec. 4, 1888, was drowned in the Heppner flood, June 14, 1903. 3 Celsus Lurton, born Sept. 28, 1870. He is a National Forest Ranger. Home in Walla Walla. He married Mrs. Ann Gilliam Stewart, May, 1905. No children. 4 Julius Amandaville died in infancy. March 1884, Julius Keithly married (2) Mrs. Amanda Wyland, who was drowned in the Heppner flood. Julius Keithly died Oct. 30, 1911.
"Julius Keithly was born in St. Charles Co. Missouri, Nov. 22, 1832, died at Heppner, Oregon, October 30, 1911, age 78 years, 11 months and 8 days. Mr. Keithly lived in the state of his nativity until 1874, when he removed from thence to Heppner, Oregon, in which city and vicinity he lived until his demise, being a resident of Oregon 37 years . . . On Dec. 15, 1875, one year after coming to Heppner, Mrs. Mary Keithly was called of God to her Heavenly home. Mr. Keithly after a lapse of nine years, March, 1884, was united in marriage with Mrs. Amanda Wyland, whom the death angel in the horror of the great Heppner flood claimed from his side June 14, 1903. Mr. Keithly was converted to God when about 21 years of age, thru the instrumentality of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, under Bishop E. M. Marvin. Upon coming to Heppner he cast his lot with the Methodist Episcopal Church, was one of its founders and a member of its first Board of Trustees, an office he held until God called him. He was unflinching, untiring, faithful and true, and an inspiration to those around him. He was a man who took decided and keen interests in public matters, always looking to the betterment of the community. His sterling character led to his appointment by the governor to be County Judge of Morrow county for the remainder of the term of office, made vacant by the death of Judge Mitchell, in 1891, thus becoming the second County Judge of the county. He was elected to this office in 1892, and remained in it until 1896, filling the office with marked ability. Prior to this time and before the county had been divided, he had been assessor of Umatilla County and also served as a Justice of the Peace. His was an active and rugged life. He was frank, open hearted and candid, given to self denial and a desire to help others. He know sorrow and "was acquainted with grief." The awful horror of a home overwhelmed and loved ones perishing, himself clinging to a portion of wreckage, carried with the torrent afar down the valley, praying, and his rescue from the violence of the elements by Divine Providence, left an impression upon him never forgotten. He died peacefully and happily and expressed in his last hours his faith in God and his willingness to pass through the valley of the Shadow of Death. His funeral was conducted at the M. E. Church by Rev. Mr. Seldon, assisted by Rev. Warren, and interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery, the last rites being performed by his Masonic brethren." Excerpts from a letter written by Leora Wyland, Nov. 1922: "We left Mo. when I was six. I have a faint memory of riding on a train, never undressing or going to bed, then going on the big Pond, from San Francisco to Portland, then on steamboat, and on stage over wonderful mountains to the Dalles, Oregon. We lived there four months, then we traveled 150 miles in a covered wagon and arrived at our home, a little creek ranch on Willow Creek, 10 miles from Heppner, our Post Office. There was a blacksmith shop, a store and a post office together, a hotel and three or four houses and a school house. We arrived just before Christmas on this little home place. It was covered with snow and the creek was frozen over and it was a beautiful sight to us children -- that was the winter of 1874-75. In the spring my oldest brother and I walked three miles to school, three months in the spring and three months in the fall. Often going to and coming from school we would meet bands of Indians with great herds of horses, in the spring going to the mountains, in the fall going back to the Columbia River where they wintered. We went to Sunday School from early spring till winter, some of the neighbors coming seven or eight miles. We rarely had a minister to preach and when we did every one wanted to entertain him, no matter to what denomination he belonged. Had prayer meetings at the neighbors' homes when the weather would permit.
"At the time of the Heppner flood father and wife, my youngest son and a friend were in the house when the storm struck the house and tore it to pieces. My father stepped onto a piece of the roof of his own house and pulled me and his friend onto the roof piece and was trying to get his wife on, when a great wave rolled over them and they all went down. When father came up he stepped on this same piece of the roof and went down through the center of this body of water for three miles, when it floated to the bank and he was able to step onto the ground. The others were drowned." Data sent by Leora Wyland.
13 Mary Keithly was born Nov. 15. 1834. She married Mr. Inskip, before 1861. They lived on the old John Boyd farm, St. Charles Co. Just before the Civil War they went to Virginia. At that time they had one daughter, Alice May, who died on the way and was buried in an unknown grave. During the civil war they were quarantined in Culpepper Court House. They returned to Mo. after the war and their five children were born in St. Charles Co. Then they moved to Johnson Co. and spent their remaining years there living at, or near, Kingsville. Children: Susie, a teacher. Harvey and Lee. Samuel, the "Apple" of aunt Mary's eye. A boy who was considerate of his mother. He was employed by a Ry Co. last heard of. The youngest, Marner. Aunt Mary passed away years ago. No response to my letters, though they were not returned.
14 Griffin Stith Keithly was born Aug. 6, 1846. He married Tabitha Margaret Keithly, who was born Feb. 22, 1845, near Wentzville, St. Charles Co. Mo., and died in Midvale, Idaho, Dec. 15, 1912. She was the daughter of Daniel Keithly Jr. and his wife, Miss Hostetter of Mo. Daniel Jr. was the son of Daniel Keithly Sr. of Ky. From the Weiser Semi-Weekly Signal, Idaho, Dec. 14, 1922, the following:
"In July of 1876 Griffin Keithley[sic] arrived and settled on the old Keithley place, forming the basis of what is known as the Keithley creek settlement." "I left Missouri in 1876 and came to Middle Valley" which was nothing but a wilderness at that time. The nearest railroad was at Kelton, Utah, and the nearest town Boise. The Reed family and six bachelors were all the people in Middle Valley at the time I landed. Mr. Durdam kept the first Post Office at the mouth of the Canyon. John McRoberts was the second postmaster and lived at the present site of Midvale. The Indian war broke out the following year and all the people of the upper country built a fort at Salubria. There were several depredations committed by the Indians but no general outbreak against the settlers. My family was all taken to the fort but I remained at home and did the chores in the face of all the dangers and protests of my neighbors. The Indians would come through in great numbers during the hunting and fishing season. There was plenty of game, such as deer, bear, etc. When the salmon ran in the Snake River the Indians would catch them and dry them for winter use along with crickets and comas.
"There was no town of Weiser, just a sage brush desert. Not even a building of any sort. I, being a carpenter, built the first drug store in Weiser, for Dr. Sater in the '79. For several years I was the only Doctor closer than Boise and had to make all calls by horseback, sometimes riding for a day and night at a time. On different occasions where the patient died, I made the coffin and preached the funeral. In marketing our produce we would make trips to Boise and Baker City one or twice a year. A 25 cent piece was our smallest change for a number of years. No matter how small the article, 25 cents was the price. We would drive our hogs on foot to Boise and Baker City, sometimes taking more than a week to make the trip." By. G. S. Keithley [sic]. Griffin's and Margaret's children: 1 Frank Howard born July 14, 1868. An unmarried ranchman, Midvale, Idaho. 2 Lucy Floyd born April 14, 1870, married Thomas Mackey a ranchman, Feb. 5, 1890, three children. 3 Florence Milton born Jan. 7, 1872. married Charles Lydston, a ranchman, Oct. 8, 1892, six children. 4 Walter Griffin born Sept. 10, 1873, married Jane Garland, Dec. 9, 1894. He is a druggist, six children. Lives in Midvale, Idaho. 5 Samuel Allen born March 11, 1875, married Emma Evans Dec. 25, 1900. He is a ranchman, seven children. 7 Joel Levi born Feb. 25, 1877, married Genevera Mackey, Jan. 1, 1902. He is a hardware merchant, six children. 8 Arthur Winefret born Dec. 12, 1881, married Hattie Evans, March 22, 1905. A ranchman, one child. 9 James McCrea born Feb. 11, 1884, married Montia Parker, Jan. 16, 1916. A ranchman, one boy. 10 Chloe Bianca born Dec. 26, 1885. Not married in 1922. 11 Rose Maggie born Oct. 4, 1879 married Curtis Randleman, a ranchman of near Midvale, Idaho. She died July 6, 1914, loading four children. She married Dec. 7, 1902. Mr. Randleman married (2) Cora Keithly, daughter of Hickman Keithly.
15 Lucy C. Keithly. Her daughter, Clara wrote me July 29, 1923, the following: "To begin with, Mama was born Feb. 12, 1850, in St. Charles Co. Mo. After grandfather's death she and grandmother continued to live at the old home until her marriage on Dec. 26, 1871 to Harvey M. Bramblet, of Ralls Co. Mo. On Nov. 16, 1872, a daughter, Eulah Lee, was born to them. In Oct. 1874, after disposing of the old Keithly homestead in St. Charles Co. Mo., papa and family, accompanied by grandmother and her orphan grand daughter, Glenn Pulliam, moved to Ralls Co. and settled on a farm one and one half miles south of New London, the county seat of Ralls Co. Sept. 8, 1875, another daughter, Clara Martin, was born. On Aug. 7, 1878, a son Walter Keithly, was born. On Aug. 18, 1880, another daughter, Josephine, was born. Josephine died on Dec. 3, 1883, a sweet little brown eyed girl. The only one of us who had Mama's dark eyes and hair. The oldest daughter, Eulah, was married Nov. 17, 1897 to Mr. John M. Stambaugh, of Frankford, Mo. To them was born a son, on July 22, 1901, which died immediately and Eulah died on Aug. 21, following. 1 Clara, was married on Nov. 30, 1904, to Arthur W. Guttery, of Center, Mo. On Oct. 5, 1912, we lost an infant daughter. Walter was married on Sept. 12, 1911, to Miss Jessie M. Henwood of Hannibal, Mo. To them was born three children: Mary Cathrine, April 30, 1913, Curtis Henwood, Aug. 12, 1914, and Warren Knight, Aug. 30, 1918, who passed away Dec. 4, 1919. Papa and Mama continued to live on the farm where they first settled in Ralls, until her death, Dec. 27, 1902. Papa sold the farm in 1909, moving into New London, where he resided until he went to make his home with Walter in Center, Mo. He passed away April 7, 1919. Mother was converted and united with the M. E. Church South, in St. Charles Co. Old Mount Zion I suspect, but after her removal to Ralls, there being no Methodist Church there, she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian in the country. Here Papa and we girls were converted and united. After the erection in New London of an M. E. South church, All of the family, except Walter, united there, he having waited a few years later. Mama was a deeply religious woman -- one of few words and very sincere. She was not inclined to approach strangers readily and make friends but was ever true to those who knew her and was never too tired or busy to go and minister to those who needed a friend. Papa too, tho converted later in life, was an untiring church worker, being for a number of years S. S. Supt. also a teacher and always led the singing. This gift he transmitted to us, his children. Eulah played the church organ at her home church as long as she lived, and it is my great pleasure to be pianist and leader of music when at home and health permits. I taught in the public schools for nine years, until failing health caused me to give up. Walter is a banker, having been cashier of several responsible institutions in this state, until he was also obliged to forego his beloved work on account of his failing health. (Don't think we are invalids, but neither of us is as stout as Mama and Papa were). He is at present located in Kirksville, Mo. where his wife has taken a higher course in Teachers Training work and where they hope to educate their son and daughter. By the way, his wife was a teacher of about eight years standing. Our home is in New London, Mo. I too am fond of ancestry, am only sorry I did not know grandfather and grandmother Keithly. One thing more I intended to tell you was that after grandmother's death Mama raised and educated her niece, Glenn Pullium. She lived with us as one of we children until her marriage, on Dec. 26, 1883, to H. W. Bramlet, my father's brother, and she mourned for Mama as her very own Mother." Very sincerely yours, Clara B. Gittery, New London, Mo.
Mrs. Nancy (Saunders-Pullium) Keithly, the third wife of Samuel Keithly, was born in Campbell Co. Va. Dec. 9, 1810, and died in Ralls Co. Mo. Dec. 7, 1876. She came to Missouri in 1841 and married S. Keithly in 1842. She was the daughter of Daniel and Martha Saunders. Rev. H. P. Bond wrote of her in 1876 this: "During both her marriages her home was a home for preachers. Towards the close of her earthly Pilgrimage, she was in a great measure deprived of the power of speech by paralysis. In heaven the faltering tongue will be enabled to repeat the story of redeeming love and sing the songs of Moses and the Lamb through endless ages."