WESTFALL GENEALOGY

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Reuben Westfall

Reuben Westfall was born in 1779 in Beverly, Randolph Co. VA, and died January 22, 1850 in Des Moines Co. IA. His burial was in Des Moines Co. IA in Hawkeye Cemetery. Reuben Westfall was the son of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall. He was Capt. in the OH Volunteers (rifleman), War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Tucker March 02, 1805 in Elizabethtown, Hardin Co. KY. She was born June 08, 1786, and died August 17, 1860 in Des Moines Co. IA. Her burial was in Des Moines Co. IA in Hawkeye Cemetery.

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Reuben Westfall was the son of Jacob Westfall born 1755 and Mary (King) Westfall. His grandparents were Jacob and Judith (Hornbeck) Westfall. His great grandparents were Jurian and Styntje (Kuykendall) Westfall. His great great grandparents were Johannes and Marritje (Kool) Westfall, and Reuben's great great great grandfather was the original Westfall immigrant to America who came to America in 1642 from Holland, Jurian Westfall who married Maritje Hansen.

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Note-I found this information on the internet about Reuben Westfall's parents, Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall---

Jacob Westfall, born 10 Oct 1755 Hampshire Co., VA (now Grant Co., WVA), died 5 Mar 1835, Putnam Co., IN, buried in Skillman Cemetery, Russell Twp., Putnam Co., IN. He married Mar 1777 in Tygart's Valley, Beverly, Randolph Co., WVA, Mary King, born 26 Jan 1758 in New Castle, DE, died 23 Oct 1841, Boone Co., IN, buried in the Skillman Cemetery, Russell Twp., Putnam Co., IN. Jacob was 1st Lieutenant in Capt. George Jackson's Company, Col. Zachariah Morgans Regt. of Virginia troops with George Rogers Clark.

Sometime between 1790 and 1793, Jacob Westfall and family went to Kentucky. State of Kentucky, Nelson Co. - To Wit: This day came Jacob Westfall and Mary his wife before us, two judges of the Peace for the said Co. & acknowledged the within to be their act & deed, the said Mary being examined apart from her husband. Given under our hands this 2nd day of Feb. 1803. Charles Morehead, J.P., N.D. - Saul Miller, J.P., CC Nelson Co., KY - Deed - 2 Feb 1803. Indenture and agreement - This indenture made this second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, between Jacob Westfall & Mary his wife of the county of Nelson and state of Kentucky of the one part & Cornelius Westfall of the Township of Dayton, County of Hamilton, and state of Ohio of the other part. Witnesseth: that for & in consideration of one hundred & sixty dollars in hand paid to the said Jacob Westfall & Mary his wife by the said Cornelius Westfall the receipt he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, barganed, sold, aliened, enfeoff & confirm unto the said Cornelius Westfall the equal half of a certain undivided tract of land granted by patent from the Governor of Virginia to the said Jacob Westfall & George Westfall which said tract of land lying & being in the County of Randolph & State of Virginia (now W.VA) & on the west side of the Tygart Valley River adjoining William Currence, formerly belonging to the above mentioned George Westfall & bounded as followeth - etc...to the beginning, containing 322 acres to have and o hold the equal part of the said undivided tract or parcel of land unto the said Cornelius Westfall his heirs & assigns forever with all the woods, ways, waters & appurtenances thereunto belonging & will warrant & forever defend the said equal half of the undivided tract of land against themselves & their heirs or any person or persons claiming under them, the said Jacob Westfall & Mary his wife to the said Cornelius Westfall & his heirs forever. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first above written.

In 1808, Jacob Westfall moved from Kentucky to Miami Co., OH. By 1827, he was livin in Clinton Twp., Putnam Co., IN and he filed a RW Pension from there 18 Sep 1833. He died 5 Mar 1835. Mary, his widow filed a widow's pension from Boone Co., IN, 13 Mar 1838., aged 80 years. (Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia, p. 114). Widow's pension file #9159, Putnam Co, IN, Clinton Twp. Mary was the daughter of Peter King.

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(Note: Jacob (son of Jacob and Judith Hornbeck Westfall) is credited with building a fort (along with his father), a quarter mile south of Beverly in Randolph County. Into the twentieth century It was still known as Westfall's fort and consisted of a large two-story house enclosed in a stockade. The house stood for more than a century. Jacob built the fort in 1774 at the start of Lord Dunmore's War. During that time most settlers lived separate from a stockade located near their community. At the first sign of a threat from the Indians a rider would alert all the families in the area. The family would gather what provisions and clothing they could and go to the fort. The next day a party of armed men would gather the furniture and bring it to the fort. The Indians often burned the homes of the settlers and they could lose everything they owned. These events occurred many times; during actual or imagined Indian attacks until several years after the Revolution. It must have been an experience that the Westfalls were very familiar with. Westfall's Fort was in Tygarts Valley, Beverly, W. Va., built 1774. The windows were cut into the building after the Indian wars. In 1774, Jacob Westfall helped his father, Jacobus James Kuykendall Westfall, build the Westfall Fort and he became active in the Virginia militia. He was wedded to Mary King in March of 1777 by Baptist minister Redding. They had: (1) Cornelius on Mar 7, 1778; (2) Reuben in 1779. On Jun 20, 1781, Jacob left for Morgantown and enlisted on the 29th as a Lt. for six months in Col. Zachariah Morgan's regiment under General George Rodgers Clark. He went to Fort Pitt and continued on with the objective to take Fort Detroit from the British. This objective was eventually abandoned and they went down the Ohio River to the Falls at Louisville, Kentucky. No battles were fought but several soldiers were killed by Indians. He then had: (3) Levi on Jan 4, 1782; (4) Elizabeth on Jan 23, 1784. Jacob helped establish Randolph County and the county seat of Edmonton in 1787. There he had: (5) John in 1788; (6) Annie in 1790. On Dec 16, 1790, Edmonton was renamed Beverly. Jacob became a justice of the Peace and the first Randolph County sheriff. In 1794, he moved to Elizabethtown, Kentucky and there had: (7) Mary in 1795; (8) Jane on Aug 13, 1799. In 1808, Jacob moved to Miami County, Ohio, and in 1827, he moved to Clinton Township in Putnam County, Indiana; where he died in 1835.)

(Note: Jacob Westfall and Judith Hornbeck: Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, COPYRIGHT, 1891, BY ROSWELL RANDALL HOES [Volume II. The first leaves of Volume III, covering the period from 12 April 1730, to January 1732, are missing]. 1735 (page 207) baptisms [the first two names are the parents, the second the child and the last set are the sponsors]. 26 March 1735 - "Bp'd in Menissing" [Minisink] Jacob Westphal, Judike Hoorenbek - Wilhelmus - Johannes Bogard. Anna Hoorenbek. ________________________________________________________ EXTRACT OF GRANT TO JACOB WESTFALL FROM LORD THOMAS FAIRFAX, OCT. 20, 1748: The Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax ... proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia ... in consideration of [compensation] to me paid and for the annual rent hereafter reserved I have given, granted ... unto Jacob Westfall - of the County of Augusta - [a tract of land] upon the South Fork of the Wapacome or Great South Branch of Potomach River and bounded by a survey made by Mr. James Genn as follows ... [description of survey] containing four hundred acres together with all rights ... to him the said Jacob Westfall - his heirs and assigns forever ... paying to me, my heirs or assigns ... Proprietors of the said Northern Neck yearly and every year on the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel the Fee Rent of one shilling Sterling Money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted ... Provided that if the said Jacob Westfall ... [does not pay the annual rent for two whole years, it will be lawfull for me or my heirs, etc.] to re-enter and hold the [land] as if this grant had never passed. Given in my office in the County of Fairfax within my said Proprietary under my hand and seal, dated this the twentieth day of October ... A.D. One thousand seven hundred and forty eight. [This deed was copied by Mr. Ralph Durrett, Belington, W.Va. probably in the 1970's as part of his research of the Westfall family history. The location of this document was not noted by Mr. Durrett; We are not sure which Jacob this is. The only positive ID of Jacob in Virginia is the deed below]]. _________________________________________________________ Jacob Westfall deed in Hampshire County (In today's West Viirginia) from Lord Fairfax 1761, April 18: THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX Baren of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia; To all that this present writing shall come, sends greetings, know ye that for good causes for and in the consideration of the compensation to me paid and for the annual rent hereinafter reserved I have given, granted and confirmed & by these presents for me, my heirs and assigns do give, grant and confirm unto Jacob Westfall of Hampshire County a certain tract of waste and ungranted land on the drains of Looneys CCreek called the Diamond Lick, in the said county and bounded by a survey thereof made by John Hoffit as follows: BEGINNING at a white oak on a flat and running N. 77 W. one hundred and forty poles to a pine and red oak sapling on a hill side, thence N. 13 E. one hundred and sixty poles under a mountain to a small white oak sapling in the angle of two white oaks under the said mountain, thence S. 77 E. one hundred and forty poles to a white oak & hickory by a drain, thence S. 13 W. one hundred sixty poles to the Beginning, containing one hundred and forty acres, together with all rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging, Royal Mines excepted and a full third part of all lead, copper, tin, coals, iron mines and iron ore that shall be found thereon: To Have and to Hold the said one hundrecd and forty acres of land together with all rights, profits and benefits to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining, except before excepted to him the said Jacob Westfall, his heirs and assigns forever. He the said Jacob Westfall, his heirs and assigns therefore yielding and paying to me, my heirs and assigns or to my certain attorney or attorneys, agent or agents or to the certain attorney or attorneys of my heirs or assigns, propriotors of the said Northern Neck, yearly and every year on the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel the fee and rent of One Shilling Sterling Money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted & so Proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity, provided that if the Jacob Westfall, his heirs or assigns shall not pay the said reserved annual rent as aforesaid so the the same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become due if legally demanded then it shall and may be lawful for me, my heirs or assigns, Proprietory as aforesaid, my or their certain attorney or attorneys, agent or agents unto the above granted premises to re-enter and hold the same so as if this Grant had never passed; Given in my Hand and Seal, Dated this eighteenth day of April in the first year of his Majesty King George the Third’s Reign; A.D. one thousand seven hundred & sixty one. Jacob Westfall’s Deed for 140 Acres Of land in Hampshire County Fairfax E P Tho Biy Martin __________________________________________________________ 1764, 5 December: Hampshire County, Virginia Deed of Release, Westfall to Reeve-Release. [lots of legalese in this document]. This Indenture made the Fifth Day of December in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty four between Jacob Westfall & Judith, his wife of the County of Hampshire in the Colony of Virginia of the one Part and Peter Reeve of the City of Philadelphia, merchant, of the other Part; WITNESSETH that for ... the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia to the said Jacob Westfall ... paid by ... Peter Reeve at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the receipt [of which he acknowledges] ... and doth thereof release ... Peter Reeve, his executors [etc.] ... by these presents They the said Jacob Westfall & Judith, his wife ... do grant ... unto the said Peter Reeve in his actual possession now, being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him ... made by the said Jacob Westfall for one whole year by Indenture bearing date [the day before] the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession ... a certain tract of land on the Drains of Looneys Creek called Diamond Licks in the said County of Hampshire, bounded as followeth to Witt: BEGINNING at a white oak on a flat and running north seventy seven west one hundred and forty poles to a pine and red oak sapling on a hillside, thence north thirteen east one hundred and sixty poles under a mountain to a small white oak sapling in the angle of two white oaks under the said mountain, thence south seventy seven degrees east one hundred and forty poles to a white oak & hickory by a drain, thence south thirteen degrees west one hundred sixty poles be the Beginning, containing one hundred and forty acres which was granted to the said Jacob Westfall by Deed from the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia bearing the date of eighteenth day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one as by the said Deed may more fully appear and all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, water, water courses [etc.] .. the said Jacob Westfall and Judith his wife ... hereby granted and released ... unto the said Peter Reeve, his heirs [etc.] ... The Quit Rents hereafter to grow due and payable for in respect of the premises only excepted for eprized [?] ... In witness whereof the said Jacob Westfall & Judith, his wife have hereunto set their Names and Seals the day and year first above written. Sealed and Delivered Jacob Westfall in the presence of Judith Westfall [her mark] David Scott William Westfall Benjamin Scott [his mark] Mathew Kuykendall [his mark] At a Court held for Hampshire County on the 12th Day of March, 1765 This Deed of Release from Jacob Westfall & Judith, his wife to Peter Reeve was proved by the oaths of David Scott, William Westfall & Mathew Kuykendall three of the witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded. Gabriel Jones Cur

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Capt. Jacob Westfall

Capt. Jacob Westfall was born Oct. 10, 1755 in Hardy County, West Virginia, and died Mar. 5, 1835 in Parkersburg, Montgomery County, Indiana (another source said he died in Putnam Co., Indiana). Burial: Skillman Cemetery, Roachdale, Putnam County, Indiana. Jacob was born to Jacob Westfall and Judith Hornbeck on their 400 acre farm along the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. He moved to present Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia in 1772. In 1774, he helped his father build the Westfall Fort and became active in the Virginia militia. He was wedded to Mary King (1758 - 1841) in March of 1777, by Baptist minister Redding. They had these children: (1) Cornelius Westfall born Mar 7, 1778, died 1856: and (2) Reuben Westfall born in 1779, died 1850. On June 20, 1781, Jacob left for Morgantown and enlisted on the 29th as a Lieutenant for six months in Colonel Zachariah Morgan's regiment under General George Rodgers Clark. He went to Fort Pitt and continued on with the objective to take Fort Detroit from the British. This objective was eventually abandoned and they went down the Ohio River to the Falls at Louisville, Kentucky. No battles were fought but several soldiers were killed by Indians. He then had: (3) Levi Westfall born Jan 4, 1782, died 1848); and (4) Elizabeth Westfall born Jan 23, 1784, died 1851. Jacob helped establish Randolph County and the county seat of Edmonton in 1787. There he had: (5) John Westfall born in 1788; and (6) Annie (Anna) Westfall born in 1790. On December 16, 1790, Edmonton was renamed Beverly. Jacob became a justice of the Peace and the first Randolph County sheriff. In 1794, he moved to Elizabethtown, Kentucky and there had: (7) Mary Westfall born in 1795; and (8) Janet Westfall born Aug 13, 1799, died 1863. In 1808, Jacob moved to Miami County, Ohio and in 1827, he moved to Clinton Township in Putnam County, Indiana. Shortly after 1830, he moved to land south of Ladoga in Montgomery County, Indiana and died there. In 1918, Frank Mills, the only living grandson of Jacob Westfall held a ceremony in Crawfordsville, Indiana to honor Jacob. A large monument was placed in that cities Oak Hill cemetery and a new grave marker placed on Jacob's grave in Skillman Cemetery, along the bank of the Raccoon River. Crawfordsville was the county seat of Montgomery County and was Frank's home from 1835 to 1852, when it was a village of 1,000 people.

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Reuben Westfall had 7 brothers and sisters-Levi Westfall (1782-1848) married 1st Temperance King, and married 2nd Margaret Pettit; Elizabeth Westfall (1784-1851) married David Swank; John Westfall born 1788 married Rachel; Anna Westfall born 1790 married John Anderson; Mary Westfall born 1796 married 1st Jeremiah King, and married 2nd Zacheus Tiberghein; Janet Westfall (1799-1863) married Daniel Mills; and Cornelius Westfall who founded Thorntown, Indiana in 1830. Cornelius was born 7 Mar. 1778 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, and died 5 Sept. 1856 in Wolf Grove, Illinois. He married 1st Elizabeth Bryan, married 2nd Rachel Dye, and married 3rd Sarah Mary Davis.

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Note: Reuben Westfall's sister and Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall's daughter Mary Westfall Mary Westfall born 1796 married 1st Jeremiah King, and married 2nd Zacheus Tiberghein. Mary Westfall and her first husband Jeremiah King had 3 children-Washington King, Jeremiah King, and Julia King who married a man who's last name was Church. She later married Zacheus Tiberghein and they had children, but I don't know how many children they had or their names. Mary lived in Thorntown, Indiana.

John Westfall

Note: Reuben Westfall's brother and Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall's son John Westfall was born in 1788 in Beverly, Randoph County, West Virginia. He married Rachel born in 1789 (her maiden name not known). They lived near their son Lorenzo Dow Westfall in Derby, Lucas County, Iowa in the 1850 census. John and Rachel Westfall had 6 children: James Westfall born in 1807 in PA, married Malissa Wait; Lorenzo Dow Westfall born Dec. 23, 1818 in Middletown, Ohio, married Eleanor Crawford; Elizabeth Ann Westfall Barnes; Alva Westfall; and 2 other children (names unknown).

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(1) John and Rachel Westfall's son Lorenzo Dow Westfall was born Dec. 23, 1818 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, and he died Jan. 5, 1911 in Derby, Lucas County, Iowa. Burial: Murray Cemetery, Derby, Lucas County, Iowa, He married 1st Eleanor Crawford of Middletown, Ohio in 1836. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wisconsin, where they remained but a short time when they came to Iowa, then a territory, and settled near Burlington. Burlington was then but a village and Iowa Territory still the home of many Indians. In the 1850s he and his family moved to a farm near Eddyville, Iowa where his 1st wife died. In 1862 he married 2nd to Miranda Brown (1823 - 1899). Lorenzo Dow Westfall and his 1st wife Eleanor (Crawford) Westfall had 12 children. I only know the names of 7 of Lorenzo Dow Westfall and Eleanor (Crawford) Westfall's children-Diana Westfall Penick (1843 - 1931), lived in Derby, Iowa; Alison (Westfall) Dow lived in Redlands, Calif.; Wesley Addison Westfall lived in Albany, Oregon; Julian Crawford Westfall lived in Avery, Iowa; Francis Asbury Westfall (1858 - 1936), lived in Chanute, Kansas; Emma D. Westfall Tedrick (1861 - 1943), lived in Artesio, Calif.: Margaret (Westfall) Stogehill lived in Portland, Oregon; and 5 other children names not known.

Lorenzo Dow Westfall's obituary - THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT - Chariton, Iowa, Thursday, January 12, 1911 - L. D. WESTFALL - Mr. Lorenzo Dow Westfall, Derby's oldest citizen, died at his home on Wednesday evening, Jan. 5th, 1911, at 8 o'clock. Mr. Westfall was born near Middletown, Ohio, on Dec. 23rd, 1818, and was married to Miss Eleanor Crawford of that place in 1836. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wisconsin, where they remained but a short time when they came to Iowa, then a territory, and settled near Burlington. Burlington was then but a village and Iowa Territory still the home of many Indians. Mr. Westfall could relate from his own experiences many interesting stories of the pleasures and hardships of the early days in Iowa. In the fifties Mr. Westfall and family moved to a farm near Eddyville, where Mrs. Westfall died. In 1862 he was again married to Miss Miranda Brown, who died in Derby about twelve years ago. In 1877, Mr. Westfall came to Derby, which place has since been his home with the exception of a few years spent at Russell. Mr. Westfall has seven children living. They are Mrs. Frank Penick, of Derby, Mrs. John Tedrick, of Artesia, California, Julian Westfall, of Ankeny, Iowa, Mrs. Margaret Stodgehill, of Portland, Oregon, Allison Westfall, of Redlands, California, Wesley A. Westfall, of Albany, Oregon and Francis Westfall, of Chanute, Kansas. The deceased had been a member of the M. E. church for 72 years, having united with that church when he was twenty years of age. Mr. Westfall was blessed with a disposition that was remarkable for its cheeriness. Whatever were his burdens he endeavored at all times to look upon the bright side of life. "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men," was a favorite passage of scripture of the deceased and one which those who knew him best know that he faithfully followed. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. M. H. Keash. Interment was made at the Murray cemetery.

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(1a) Lorenzo Dow Westfall and his 1st wife Eleanor (Crawford) Westfall's daughter Diana Westfall Penick was born Feb. 10, 1843 in Des Moines County, Iowa, and died Jan. 24, 1931 in Lucas County, Iowa. Burial: Derby Cemetery, Derby, Lucas County, Iowa. Wife of John Franklin Penick (1839 - 1921), and daughter of Lorenzo Dow Westfall and Eleanor Crawford. She and her husband John Franklin Penick had these children: Ulysses Grant Penick (1863 - 1953); William Henry Penick (1865 - 1949); and Haller Penick (1879 - 1879).

Diana (Westfall) Penick's obituary - THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT - Chariton, Iowa, Thursday, January 29, 1931 - MRS. J. F. PENICK - Diana, daughter of Lorenzo Dow and Eleanor Westfall, was born near Burlington, Iowa, on February 10, 1843, and died at the home of her son, U. G. Penick, near Derby, Iowa, on January 24, 1931, at the advanced age of 87 years, 11 months and 10 days. When but a child she moved with her parents to Eddyville, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood and on January 22, 1863, she was united in marriage to John Franklin Penick, and for nearly three score years they traveled life's journey together. Mr. Penick passed to the great beyond August 25, 1921. To them were born three children, Haller, who died in infancy, U. G. Penick, of Derby, Iowa, and W. H. Penick, of Vineland, New Jersey, who survive to mourn the loss of their precious mother. Mrs. Penick was one of a family of twelve children. Five are living: Allison D. Westfall and Mrs. Margaret Armilda Stodghill, of Portland, Oregon; Julian C. Westfall, of Avery, Iowa; Francis A. Westfall, of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Emma Tedrick, of Los Angeles, California. Besides the immediate family there are three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In 1875, she and her husband came to Lucas county and purchased a farm about three miles from Derby, where they resided the greater part of the active period of their lives, and by industry and frugality, secured the competency and comforts that are the rewards of honest labor. In later years they retired from the farm and moved to Derby, where Grandma Penick maintained her home after her companion's death, for nearly ten years, until a short time before her decease, she made her home with her son, Grant. In the winter of 1877, a revival meeting was conducted in Derby by Rev. Daily, a Methodist circuit rider, as they were then designated, and at that time she made a confession of faith in Christ as her personal Savior. She joined the Methodist church at that time and remained in that communion until translated to the Church Triumphant. Mrs. Penick lived the major part of her life in this community and her life was an open book in her relationship to those with whom she associated. She was known and highly esteemed by a large concourse of neighbors, friends and acquaintances. She had strong convictions of what she conceived to be right and exemplified them in precept and practice. She was a loyal citizen, a good neighbor, a loving companion and a devoted mother. Although she lived years beyond the allotted time and came to the grave as a shock of corn, ripe in its season, her passing brings a cloud of sorrow to those who are dearest to her, but the blessings she bestowed along life's pathway will be a precious memory. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Miss Ida Roberts, assisted by Rev. W. H. Larrick, and interment was made in the Derby cemetery. (Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold, Lucas County Genealogical Society)

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(2a) Lorenzo Dow Westfall and his 1st wife Eleanor (Crawford) Westfall's daughter Emma D. Westfall Tedrick was born Jan. 22, 1861 in Monroe County, Iowa, and died Jan. 9, 1943 in Artesia, Los Angeles County, California. Burial: Derby Cemetery, Derby, Lucas County, Iowa. Wife of John F. Tedrick (1856 - 1920), and daughter of Lorenzo Dow Westfall and Eleanor Crawford.

Emma D. (Westfall) Tedrick's obituary - THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT - Chariton, Iowa, Thursday, January 21, 1943 - DERBY NEWS - Otis Tedrick, who accompanied the body of his mother, Mrs. Emma Tedrick, from Los Angeles, Calif., arrived here late Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Tedrick were former residents of this vicinity. Brief funeral services, conducted by Rev. Miller, pastor of the Methodist church in Chariton, were held Saturday afternoon at the Derby cemetery.

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(3a) Lorenzo Dow Westfall and his 1st wife Eleanor (Crawford) Westfall's son Francis Asbury "Frank" Westfall was born Mar. 16, 1858 in Iowa, and died Mar. 5, 1936 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. He married Elvira Jane Barnett (1860 - 1931), and they had a daughter-Gertrude Mae Westfall Parker (1879 - 1944).

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(2) John and Rachel Westfall's son James Westfall was born Mar. 16, 1807 in Pennsylvania, and died Mar. 5, 1858 in Hancock County, Illinois. Burial: Fountain Green Cemetery, Hancock County, Illinois. Date of birth calculated from date of death and age at death from the tombstone inscription. This renders an ambiguous date due to uneven days in calendar months. He married (first) Malissa Wait (1813 - 1842); married (second) Frances Duff. Frances subsequently married Edward Ing. Children of James Westfall and his 1st wife Malissa Wait Westfall were:Calvin Westfall (1834 - 1893); Andrew Westfall (1836 - 1922); and Hannah Westfall Anderson (1838 - 1912): and Perry Westfall (1840 - 1926). Child of James Westfall and his 2nd wife Frances Duff Westfall was: Scott Westfall (1847 - 1935).

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(1a) James Westfall and his 1st wife Malissa (Wait) Westfall's son Calvin Westfall was born Apr. 14, 1834 in New York, and died Dec. 11, 1893 in Hancock County, Illinois. Burial: La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois. He married Elizabeth J. McCulloch (1840 - 1921), and they had these children: Ellen C. Westfall Wright (1859 - 1927); James William Westfall (1861 - 1933).

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(1aa) Calvin Westfalll and Elizabeth J. (McCulloch) Westfall's daughter Ellen C. Westfall Wright was born Oct. 22, 1859 in Hancock County, Illinois, and died Feb. 7, 1927 in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois. Burial: La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois. She married Theodore G. Wright (1860 - 1934), and they had these children: Ethel M. Wright (1887 - 1941); and Mable Wright (1889 - 1893).

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(2aa) Calvin Westfalll and Elizabeth J. (McCulloch) Westfall's son James William Westfall was born Nov. 30, 1861 in La Crosse, Hancock County, Illinois, and died Dec. 8, 1933 in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. Burial: Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. He married Laura Mills (1867 - 1944) on 2/20/1887 in Hancock Co, IL, and they had these children: Vernon Westfall (1888 - 1954); Mills Westfall (1897 - 1961); James George Westfall (1900 - 1980); Robert Bruce Westfall; Paul Westfall and Lewis Westfall.

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(2a) James Westfall and Malissa (Wait) Westfall's son Andrew Westfall was born in 1836 in New York, and died in 1922. Burial: Big Meadow Cemetery, Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada. He married Frances Simpson Wash Frandsen (1856 - 1945) and Mary E. Babcook (1857 - 1927). Children of Andrew Westfall were: Fennia Westfall Gillson (1876 - 1963); Vernon Andrew Westfall (1885 - 1952); and Nola M. Westfall Depp (1888 - 1986).

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(1aa) Andrew Westfall and Mary E. Babcook Westfall's son Vernon Andrew Westfall was born Nov. 10, 1885 in Humboldt County, Nevada, and died Jan. 24, 1952 in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada. Burial: Big Meadow Cemetery, Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada. He married Mary T. Thornberry (1894 - 1943), and they had these children: Violet Isabelle Westfall (1912 - 1913); Harold Westfall; and Mrs. Don McDonald.

Levi Westfall

Note: Reuben Westfall's brother and Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall's son Levi Westfall was born in 1782 in Virginia, and died November 16, 1848 in Boone County, Indiana. He married 1st Temperance King December 16, 1802 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married 2nd Margaret Pettit April 04, 1811 in Miami County, Ohio. She was born 1791. Levi Westfall served in the War of 1812 with the Ohio Militia.

Children of Levi Westfall and Margaret Pettit were-Fielding Lowery Westfall born January 07, 1818, Ohio, died August 18, 1871, Prairie City, Illinois, married Malinda Stapleton, June 03, 1836, Boone County, Indiana; Ann Westfall married Patrick Elliott; Isaac McCoy Westfall born March 18, 1811, Miami County, Ohio, died December 29, 1888, Watertown, Dakota, married Amanda Davis, August 22, 1843, Boone County, Indiana. He was a Universalist Minister; Henrietta Gerard Westfall born March 18, 1823, Troy, Ohio, died August 29, 1909, Macomb, Illinois, married Joseph M. Martin, February 09, 1845, Montgomery County, Indiana; Amos Pettit Westfall (1812 - 1874) who was married 3 times; Sarah Westfall; and Cornelius M. "Henry" Westfall born in 1831 in Indiana.

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(1) Levi Westfall and Margaret (Pettit) Westfall's son Amos Pettit Westfall was born in 1812 in Miami County, Ohio, and died May 12, 1874 in Jasper County, Missouri. Burial: Center Cemetery, Fidelity, Jasper County, Missouri. He married 1st Elizabeth C (Davis), 2nd Mary Emmaline (Smith), and 3rd Elizabeth Jane (Pearce). He had these children:Amos Perry Westfall; Perry Westfall; Francis Berrien Westfall (1845 - 1864); and Eliza Jane Westfall Hull (1847 - 1894).

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(1a) Amos Pettit Westfall and his 3rd wife Elizabeth Jane (Pearce) Westfall's son Francis Berrien Westfall was born Mar. 24, 1845 in McDonough County, Illinois, and died age 18 Feb. 10, 1864 in Muscatine County, Iowa. Burial: Parr Cemetery, Muscatine County, Iowa.

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(2a) Amos Pettit Westfall and his 3rd wife Elizabeth Jane (Pearce) Westfall's son Amos Perry Westfall was born in 1849 in McDonough County, Illinois, and died Feb. 28, 1884 in Texas County, Missouri. Burial: Dykes Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri. He married Mary Jane Burch (1853 - 1943), and they had these children-William Edmond Westfall (1873 - 1961); Bennett Jacob Westfall (1876 - 1938); Carrie Adeline Westfall Hayes (1877 - 1964); and Isaac Wesley Westfall (1883 - 1965).

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(1aa) Amos Perry Westfall and Mary Jane (Burch) Westfall's son William Edmond "Ed" Westfall was born Aug. 1, 1873 in Good Water, Iron County, Missouri, and died Oct. 24, 1961 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Burial: Emery Chapel Cemetery, Bucyrus, Texas County, Missouri. He married Ada Emmaline Hill (1880 - 1968) on Dec 22, 1898 in Dykes, Mo, and they had these children-Ida Ethel Westfall Hale Stewart (1899 - 1997); Celeste Fern Westfall Walker (1901 - 1993); Charles Everett Westfall (1903 - 1991); John Bennett Westfall (1905 - 1999); Verna O. Westfall Tetiva (1908 - 2003); Ray Verlan Westfall (1911 - 1947); and Hazel Iris Westfall Roberts (1916 - 2013).

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(1aaa) William Edmond Westfall and Ada Emmaline (Hill) Westfall's daughter Celeste Fern "Leste" Westfall Walker was born Aug. 9, 1901 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri, and died Jun. 28, 1993 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas. Burial: Emery Chapel Cemetery, Bucyrus, Texas County, Missouri. She married Alfred Clayton Walker (1897 - 1982), and they had these children-Robert L. (Bobby) Walker (1922 - 1934); Alfred C. Walker (1928 - 1928); and Jackie Dale Walker; grandparents of Ricky Dale and Terry Anne; great grandparents of Chris, Brian, Laurie, Chad, Jeffery, and Jennie. Leste attended Coffee School in Plum Valley near Dykes, Missouri finishing the eighth grade. Not long after, she again attended the eighth grade to prepare to teach for a short time at the very same school. In childhood she accepted Jesus as her savior and was baptised in the Roubidoux Creek. Sometime in her teens she saw Alfred Clayton and decided that he would be the man she would marry. They were married in 1921. To this union their first child Robert was born in Bucyrus. Only a year or two after this event, they moved to the Kansas City area to seek gainful employment. Celeste learned to sew and became a seamstress sewing various parts of mens suit coats for Lee Walds in KCMo. She loved making clothes for her two young grandchildren. They wore these clothes mainly on Sundays because she took my sister Terry and I to Sunday School and Church service every week. Living and working most of her life in KC, she retired in 1964 and with her husband came back home to live in Bucyrus just across the gravel road from the post office. In her later years, she loved to sew, crochet, work in the vegetable garden, and fish. She never drove an automobile and always acted about half frightened to ride in one. She would frequently put on the brakes with her feet to the floorboard of the passenger side. But her most cherished things to do in life were reading her Bible and attending church services in KC and at Bucyrus Baptist Church. She was a wonderful and loving woman who will always be remembered and loved by those who knew her. If she isn't in heaven with the Lord, then most of us don't have much of a chance being there either. It's rather easy to see, I was very fond of my grandma. (By Celeste Fern "Leste" Westfall Walker's grandson Rick)

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(2aaa) William Edmond Westfall and Ada Emmaline (Hill) Westfall's son Charles Everett "Charley" Westfall was born Jun. 20, 1903 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri, and died Apr. 1, 1991 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. He married Ida Bernice Thomas (1910 - 1996).

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(3aaa) William Edmond Westfall and Ada Emmaline (Hill) Westfall's son John Bennett "Johnny" Westfall was born Nov. 10, 1905 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri, and died Nov. 21, 1999 in Excelsior Springs, Ray County, Missouri. Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. He married Ruby Grace Hicks (1912 - 2005) Aug 30,1933.

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(4aaa) William Edmond Westfall and Ada Emmaline (Hill) Westfall's son Ray Verlan Westfall was born May 8, 1911 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri, and died Nov. 25, 1947 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Burial: Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri. He married Ruby Dimple Robertson (1917 - 1999).

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(5aaa) William Edmond Westfall and Ada Emmaline (Hill) Westfall's daughter Verna O "Vernie" Westfall Tetiva was born Mar. 18, 1908 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri, and died May 11, 2003 in Gravette, Benton County, Arkansas. Burial: Emery Chapel Cemetery, Bucyrus, Texas County, Missouri. She married 1st Leon Blake (1903 - 1950). She married 2nd Edward J. Tetiva (1905 - 1980).

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(6aaa) William Edmond Westfall and Ada Emmaline (Hill) Westfall's daughter Hazel Iris Westfall Roberts was born Feb. 10, 1916 in Bucyrus, Texas County, Missouri, and died Jun. 9, 2013 in Ozark, Christian County, Missouri. Burial: Fordland Cemetery, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. She married J. Byron Roberts (1912 - 1982). ----- Hazel Iris (Westfall) Roberts's obituary - Hazel T. Roberts, 97, a long time resident of Fordland, Mo. passed away Sunday, June 9, in Ozark Riverview Manor. Graveside services at the Fordland Cemetery. (Published in the News-Leader on June 11, 2013)

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(2aa) Amos Perry Westfall and Mary Jane (Burch) Westfall's son Bennett Jacob "Jake" Westfall was born Jan. 1, 1876 in Bucyrus, Texas County, Missouri, and died May 11, 1938 in Texas County, Missouri. Burial: Dykes Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri. (Mo Death Certif# 19780 shows his first name as Benjamin) He married Ivy Minnie Smith (1885 - 1929).

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(3aa) Amos Perry Westfall and Mary Jane (Burch) Westfall's daughter Carrie Adeline Westfall Hayes was born Sep. 13, 1877, and died Nov. 28, 1964. Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Tilden, Madison County, Nebraska. She married William Pollard Hayes (1872 - 1965), and they had these children: Marvin Edgar Hayes (1896 - 1982); Edith Stella Hayes Ritter (1900 - 1976); Jeffery Stewart Hayes (1905 - 1926); Ralph A. Hayes (1908 - 1991); and Vernon C. Hayes (1911 - 2000).

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(1aaa) William Pollard Hayes and Carrie Adeline (Westfall) Hayes's son Marvin Edgar Hayes was born Apr. 1, 1896 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri, and died Jan. 5, 1982 in Tracy, San Joaquin County, California. Burial: Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy, San Joaquin County, California. He married Mary Jencie Boggs (1898 - 1973).

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(4aa) Amos Perry Westfall and Mary Jane (Burch) Westfall's son Isaac Wesley "Ike" Westfall was born Apr. 11, 1883 in Illinois, and died Jun. 22, 1965 in Dykes, Texas County, Missouri. Burial: Dykes Cemetery, Houston, Texas County, Missouri. He married Alma Agness Stilley (1916 - 2000), and they had these children-Amos Wesley Westfall; Charles Thomas Westfall (1943 - 2012); and Carrie May Westfall Pierce. ------ Isaac Wesley "Ike" Westfall's obituary - ISAAC WESTFALL - Funeral services for Isaac (Ike) Westfall, 82, who died June 22 were held June 25 at the Dykes Church with the Rev. Jesse L. Baker officiating. Burial was in the Dykes cemetery under direction of the Davis-Barber Funeral Home of Houston. Mr. Westfall died at the Texas County Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke about June 12, He was a retired farmer of the Bucyrus community and had lived there most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Alma; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Pierce of the Fairview community; two sons, Amos of Bucyrus and Charles of Houston and two grandchildren.

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(1aaa) Isaac Wesley Westfall and Alma Agnes (Stilley) Westfall's son Charles Thomas Westfall was born Sep. 5, 1943 in Upton, Texas County, Missouri, and died Aug. 28, 2012 in Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri. He married Edith Freeman on February 25th, 1967 in Mountain Grove, and they had a son-Gregory Thomas Westfall. -------- Charles Thomas Westfall's obituary - Charles Thomas Westfall, son of the late Isaac Wesley and Alma Agnes (Stilley) Westfall, was born on September 5th, 1943 in Upton, MO, and departed this life suddenly on August 28th, 2012 at his home in Mountain Grove, Missouri at 68 years of age. Charles grew up and attended school in Texas County, MO, and graduated from Houston High School in 1961. He was united in marriage to Edith Freeman on February 25th, 1967 in Mountain Grove. This union was blessed by one son, Gregory Thomas. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Mountain Grove Community where they made their home and raised their son. Charles worked in government surplus, truck parts, and metal recycling. Following his retirement, he and Edith enjoyed raising and selling pedigree dogs. He was a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene in Mtn. Grove. He enjoyed attending services and visiting with his many friends. Charles enjoyed spending time with his son. They liked to go on fishing trips, hunting, camping, and going to auctions. He was truly a good father to him, and they made special memories together over the years. He was also a "great" grandpa to his four special grandaughters. He loved spending time with them. He and Edith also enjoyed attending their sporting events. Charles was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and neighbor. He willl be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Edith of the home; his son and daughter-in-law: Greg and Nico Westfall of Ozark, MO; four granddaughters: Hanna, Abby, Cecilia, and Maggie; one brother Amos of Houston, MO; one sister, Carrie Pierce of Cabool, MO, and a host of other relatives, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. The Kellys sang "Peace in the Valley," "Rock of Ages", and "Better Day". Pallbearers were Vince Pierce, Steve Pierce, Tim Meyer, Jim Mazzocchi, Dwain Allmon and LeRoy McCall. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Mo.

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(2) Levi Westfall and Margaret (Pettit) Westfall's son Fielding Lowery Westfall was born Jan. 7, 1818 in Miami County, Ohio, and died Aug. 18, 1871. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. He married Melinda Stapleton (1815 - 1906), and they had these children: Amos P. Westfall (1837 - 1876); Beverly Randolph Westfall (1841 - 1928); Alonzo Madison Westfall (1844 - 1914); and Isadora Westfall Davis (1854 - 1885).

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(1a) Fielding Lowery Westfall and Melinda (Stapleton) Westfall's son Amos P. Westfall was born Jul. 14, 1837 in Indiana, and died in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois Jun. 12, 1876. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. Inscription: Veteran, Co. C. 17 Ill Inf., aged 38yrs 11 mo 28 ds.

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(2a) Fielding Lowery Westfall and Melinda (Stapleton) Westfall's son Dr Alonzo Madison Westfall was born Aug. 29, 1844 in Iowa, and died Sep. 21, 1914. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. He married Mary Ann Murray (1846 - 1927), and they had these children: Minnie Arabelle Westfall (1869 - 1939); William Lowry Westfall (1871 - 1934); and Frank Kemper Westfall (1880 - 1944).

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(1aa) Alonzo Madison Westfall and Mary Ann (Murray) Westfall's son William Lowry Westfall was born Nov., 1871 in Illinois, and died Feb. 6, 1934 in Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. He married Elizabeth D Marshall (1872 - 1955).

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(2aa) Alonzo Madison Westfall and Mary Ann (Murray) Westfall's son Dr. Frank Kemper Westfall was born Jan. 21, 1880 in Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois, and died Sep. 9, 1944 in Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. He married Kathryne Westfall (1900 - 1984), and they had these children: Frank Kemper Westfall (1920 - 1936); and Curtis Ray Westfall (1925 - 2012).

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(1aaa) Dr. Frank Kemper Westfall and Kathryne Westfall's son Curtis Ray Westfall was born Oct. 11, 1925 in Missouri, and died May 29, 2012 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. He married Virginia Buchen (1925 - 2014) in 1945, and they had these children: Kent Westfall, Cindy Westfall Hertzberg, and Bob Westfall. He was a veteran and an educator and a coach in Dixon, Morrison and Walnut, Ill. He earned his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and his master's degree in education from the University of Illinois. He retired in 1980 as superintendent of the Walnut Graded School District,

Curtis Ray Westfall's obituary - AVON - Curtis Westfall, 86, Little Swan Lake, Avon, died Tuesday evening at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He is remembered as a loving husband by his wife Virginia, who wore his service parachute as her wedding gown when they married in 1945, and as a devoted father by his children, Kent (Ellen) Westfall of Avon, Cindy (Mark) Hertzberg of Racine, Wis., and Bob (Sherry) Westfall of Geneseo. He also is survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. F. Kemper and Kathryne Westfall, and his brother, F. Kemper Jr. Mr. Westfall's service to his nation began when he hitchhiked 50 miles to enlist in the Army. He served as tail gunner of a B-24 that was shot down and crash-landed behind Russian lines. He continued his service to his country as an educator and a coach in Dixon, Morrison and Walnut, Ill. He earned his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and his master's degree in education from the University of Illinois. He retired in 1980 as superintendent of the Walnut Graded School District, to live first on Lake Wisconsin and then at his beloved Little Swan Lake. He was an avid golfer and built his home along the second green of Swan Creek Golf Club. He enjoyed traveling with Ginny but said there was no place he would rather be than at home by the lake and the golf course. Mr. Westfall was an active shareholder in the formation of the golf club in 1994 and in the nine-hole expansion in 2010. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Avon United Methodist Church, 200 E. Washington St., followed by service at 11 a.m. at the church and interment at Prairie City Cemetery. Mr. Westfall's family thanks the doctors and nurses at Cottage Hospital and the staff at Seminary Estates and Manor for their care for him. Memorials are suggested to Avon United Methodist Church and Swan Creek Golf Club for a memorial in his honor. Online condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com. Arrangements were by Corman Memorial Home, Avon. (Published in The Register-Mail on May 31, 2012)

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Dr Frank Kemper Westfall's wife Virginia "Ginny" Buchen Westfall's obituary - AVON - Virginia "Ginny" Westfall, 88, Little Swan Lake, Avon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Care Center of Abingdon. Ginny was the devoted and loving wife of Curtis. She wore his service parachute as her wedding gown when they married in 1945.Ginny and Curt enjoyed dancing, especially the jitterbug, ballroom dancing and square dancing. She played popular songs from the '40s on the piano for family and friends, and enjoyed playing games and cards. She loved pontoon boating, golfing, and living along the second green of Swan Creek Golf Club. Ginny and Curt became avid square dancers when they lived at Campbell Center in Mt. Carroll and in Merrimac, Wis., on Lake Wisconsin. They liked traveling to square dance conventions and visiting family and friends. They enjoyed Friday night fish fry dinners and dancing when they lived near Merrimac. She was devoted to planning, preparing and hosting meals and parties for family and friends. Ginny's recipes are a testament to her great love of cooking. Ginny earned her teaching license at Western Illinois State Teachers College. She taught in Ipava, Dixon, Deer Grove, and Walnut.Ginny was preceded in death by Curtis; her parents, Arch and Grace Buchen; and her brother, Phillip Buchen. Ginny is remembered as the loving mother of Kent (Ellen) Westfall of Avon, Cindy (Mark) Hertzberg of Racine, Wis., and Bob (Sherry) Westfall of Geneseo. "Gramma Ginny" was loved by eight grandchildren, Kemper (Wendi) Westfall, Kristen (James) Barclay, Kate (Justin) Lockett and Khloe (Anthony) Beaird, Adam and Aaron (Carie) Hertzberg, and Jodie (Mark) Sams and Stephanie Westfall; and eight great-grandchildren, Colin and Evan Westfall, Kylie and Jaxon Barclay, Ellie Beaird, Jane Virginia Hertzberg, and Ian and Ryan Kennedy; and sister-in-law, Mary Jane Buchen. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Avon United Methodist Church, 200 E. Washington St., Avon, followed by services at 11 a.m. at the church, and interment at the Prairie City Cemetery. Mrs. Westfall's family thanks the staff at the Care Center of Abingdon, and the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cottage Hospital for her care. Memorials are suggested to Avon Methodist Church, Swan Creek Golf Club, or the Care Center of Abingdon. Arrangements are through Corman Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanh.com.

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(3a) Fielding Lowery Westfall and Melinda (Stapleton) Westfall's son Beverly Randolph Westfall Sep. 18, 1841 in Le Claire, Scott County, Iowa, and died Jul. 11, 1928 in Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. Burial: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois. He married Rebecca M. Taylor (1850 - 1933), and they had a son-Earl R. Westfall (1881 - 1972).

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(3) Levi Westfall and Margaret (Pettit) Westfall's son Isaac McCoy Westfall was born Mar. 18, 1821 in Miami County, Ohio, and died Dec. 29, 1888 in Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota. He was married to Amanda (maiden name unknown). Isaac McCoy Westfall and Amanda Westfall had these children-Alice E. Westfall Brown (1844 - 1867); and Murray W. Westfall born in Iowa City, Iowa, on the 16th of December, 1846.

Isaac McCoy Westfall's obituary - Isaac M. Westfall, M.D. born in Miami Co., Ohio, March 18, 1821, died at Watertown, Dakota, Dec. 29, 1888. Early in life he gave some attention to the study of Medicine, but becoming deeply interested in Universalism, fitted himself for the ministry and was ordained at Franklin, Iowa, Aug 3, 1845. His first settlement was at Iowa City, but he also spent much time in general missionary work in the Territory. He was next at McComb, Ill., afterwards at Lafayette, Ind., and then as missionary in Minnesota. Renewing his interesr in the study of medicine, he settled again in McComb, Ill., where he could enjoy the benefit of medical School. Returning to Rochester, Minn., he practiced medicine for a few years, and again resumed missionary labors. About ten years ago he made his home at Watertown, Dak., where he was for a few years a city official. For a short time he was associated with Rev. Erasmus Manford in editing the "Warren Universalist Christian Teacher", published in Lafayette, Ind., 1844-9.

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(1a) Isaac McCoy Westfall M.D. and Amanda Westfall's son Murray W. Westfall was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on the 16th of December, 1846. He was a county commissioner of Codington county, South Dakota. He also had a a homestead, which he located on section 24, Oxford Township, Hamlin County, South Dakota. He married Adele Clough, a daughter of Charles and Adaline Clough. They had no children of their own, but adopted a boy, Claude C. Westfall.

Here is biography information about Murray W. Westfall from "The History of the Dakota Territories" - MURRAY W. WESTFALL - For sixteen consecutive years Murray W. Westfall of Watertown has been one of the county commissioners of Codington county and is the only man who has been thus honored, for no other commissioner has been continued for so long a period in the office. In former years he was actively engaged in farming in this part of the state but is now largely living retired from business cares.

He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on the 16th of December, 1846, a son of the Rev. I. M. and Amanda Westfall. His father engaged in preaching in Iowa City when it was the capital of the territory of Iowa. He was a member of the Universalist church and took an active part in promoting that doctrine in the middle west in pioneer times. He afterward became a physician and continued actively in the practice of medicine for twenty-five years. In 1861 he had removed to Rochester, Minnesota, where he resided until 1880, when the family came to South Dakota and Dr. Westfall secured a homestead. He was a most dignified, courteous and kindly gentleman, well worthy the honor and high regard which were everywhere accorded him.

Murray W. Westfall came with the family to South Dakota and he, too, secured a homestead, which he located on section 24, Oxford Township, Hamlin County, while his father's claim was in Codington county. Dr. Westfall in addition to directing the development of his place also engaged in the practice of medicine in Watertown, and there passed away in 1889, while his wife died in the year 1888. Dr. Westfall was a man of prominence in the different communities in which he lived and was made a delegate to the constitutional convention of South Dakota, which met at Sioux Falls. His ability as a medical practitioner and his influence on the side of moral progress also made him a factor in the upbuilding of his city and state.

Murray W. Westfall was educated in the public schools but because of delicate health his opportunities in that direction were somewhat limited. He was twenty-one years of age when he began farming on his own account in Minnesota, where he followed that occupation for about fifteen years, and then came to South Dakota, as previously stated, in 1880. In addition to securing a homestead he also obtained a tree claim and bent every energy toward bringing the land under cultivation and transforming it into richly productive fields. He remained upon the farm for seven years but about 1887 removed to Watertown. He now owns and rents his father's old homestead and through the careful and economical management of his business interests, his close application and his industry has won a substantial measure of success. On the 21st of December, 1867, Mr. Westfall was united in marriage to Miss Adele Clough, a daughter of Charles and Adaline Clough, both of whom have passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Westfall have no children of their own, but adopted a boy, Claude C., now thirty- five years of age, upon whom they have bestowed every care and attention. He is now in Krem, North Dakota.

Mr. Westfall holds membership with the Elks. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party, which he has supported since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. For one term he served as a member of the city council of Watertown and in 1898 he was elected county commissioner, which position he has since filled through reelection for sixteen consecutive years, having the honor of being the oldest member of the county board in years of continuous service. He likewise held township offices in Hamlin County and for three years was a member of the school board of Watertown. He is deeply interested in the upbuilding of his city and is enthusiastic in his advocacy of South Dakota. In Watertown and throughout Codington County he is widely known, and both he and his wife have a large circle of warm friends.

(from "History of Dakota Territory" by George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith 1915 - Transcribed by Genealogy Trails staff (Marla Zwakman)

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(4) Levi Westfall and Margaret (Pettit) Westfall's son Pvt. Cornelius Messenger "Henry" Westfall was born in 1831 in Indiana, and died Oct. 14, 1864 in Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia. Burial: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia. From Civil War Military records: Cornelius M. Westfall age 33 of Johnson County, Iowa nativity Indiana enlisted Mar 29, 1864 into Co D 24th Iowa Infantry. He was Wounded severely Sep 19, 1864 in the Battle of Winchester, VA. He died of wounds in Winchester Hospital Oct 14, 1864. Buried Winchester Nat. Cemetery Lot 76. He was married to Hannah Evans Edmonds (1833 - 1887). They had 1 son-George Perry Westfall (1861 - 1937). Cornelius Messenger Westfall was born around 1831. On his civil war papers he put Thorntown, Indiana as his nativity (place of birth). He was rooming, on a farm, in the 1860 Iowa Census. He married Hannah Evans in Iowa on 29 March 1861. They had a son, George, 18 Aug 1861. Cornelius enlisited in the Civil War in March 1864, and was wounded in Sep 1864 and died in Oct 1864. The pension papers verified that George was the son of Cornelius and Hannah. Pvt. Cornelius Messenger "Henry" Westfall's wife Hannah Evans Edmonds was born Feb. 23, 1833, and died Jan. 5, 1887. Hannah Evans wife of William Titus Edmonds (1823 - 1859) first. She married 2nd Cornelius Messenger Westfall who died during the Civil War. She married 3rd William C. Shepherd (1826 - 1891). Her parents were James Evans (1808 - 1873) and Wilhelmina Riggle Evans (1808 - 1873). Children from her 1st husband William Titus Edmonds were-Amanda Melvina Edmonds Johnston (1855 - 1923) and William Evan Edmonds (1856 - 1926). Child from her 2nd husband Cornelius Messenger Westfall was-George Perry Westfall (1861 - 1937). Children from her 3rd husband William C. Shepherd were-Elis Shepherd (1865 - 1873) and Edward Shepherd (1867 - 1879). Her burial: Evans Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa. (Note: The stones in this cemetery are limestone and very weather worn. The top has been broken off this headstone.)

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(1a) Cornelius M. Westfall and Hannah Evans Edmonds son George Perry Westfall was born in 1861 in Iowa, and died in 1937 in Iowa. Burial: Evans Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Emma Marie James (1867 - 1929). Children of George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie James were-Elsie May Westfall Stock (1888 - 1951); Coyt Messinger Westfall (1890 - 1967); Clarice Westfall Lenz (1892 - 1975); Irene I. Westfall Harrison (1895 - 1973); Raymond D. Westfall (1897 - 1983); Steyn C. Westfall (1899 - 1967); Lewis James Westfall (1905 - 1980); and Doris Eva Westfall Mullinnix Harman (1909 - 2004).

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(1aa) George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie (James) Westfall's son Lewis James Westfall was born Sep. 18, 1905 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Nov. 26, 1980 in Iowa. Burial: River Junction Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Pauline Ruth Mullinnix Westfall (1914 - 2005). They had a son-Edwin L. Westfall (1934 - 2011).

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(1aaa) Lewis James and Pauline Ruth (Mullinnix) Westfall's son Edwin L. Westfall's obituary - Edwin L. Westfall, 76, of West Liberty, formerly of Lone Tree, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services for Ed will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Carol Kaalberg, St. Mary's Parish Life Administrator will preside. Burial will be in the River Junction Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post #457. Casket bearers and honorary casket bearers will be Ed's grandchildren. Following the committal services at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion. Visitation for Ed will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Ed. Online condolences for Westfall family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. Edwin Westfall was born on October 23, 1934, in Lone Tree, Iowa, the son of Lewis James and Pauline Ruth (Mullinnix) Westfall. Ed was a graduate of Lone Tree High School and served with the United States Navy. On November 8, 1958, Ed was united in marriage to Kathleen J. Meade in Iowa City. Following Kathleen's passing in 1990, Ed found his second love of his life, Eva Eden. Ed was a farmer in the Lone Tree area his entire life. Ed had a great love of farming and logging. He also enjoyed poker at the casino, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, mushroom hunting, traveling, homemade ice cream and being with his family. Ed will be deeply missed by Eva Eden of West Liberty; his children, Chris Westfall and his wife, Colleen of Lone Tree, Linda Aldridge and her husband, Rick of Lecompton, Kansas, Gail Hunter and her husband, Dennis of Batavia, Bonnie Thomann and her husband, Jeff of Ainsworth and Brian Westfall and his wife, Trudi of Lone Tree; and 17 grandchildren, Eileen, Kyle, Kerry, Landon, Jill, Tyler, Riley, Avery, Wyatt and Abbigail, Luke, Jessie, Cody, Vic, Tony, Ashley and Brent. Extended family Steve Parizek and his wife, Deb of West Liberty and Kirt Parizek and his special friend, Lis Wolf of West Liberty and special friends, Becky Knebel and Brian McIntire of West Liberty, Ed was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Kathleen, in 1990.

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(2aa) George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie (James) Westfall's daughter Elsie May Westfall Stock was born Mar. 22, 1888 in Custer County, Nebraska, and died Dec. 14, 1951 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. She married Walter Howard Stock (1879 - 1928), and they had a son--James C. Stock (1921 - 2006).

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(1aaa) Walter Howard Stock and Elsie May (Westfall) Stock's son James C. Stock was born Mar. 10, 1921 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Aug. 19, 2006 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. In 1941 James joined the Army Air Corps and served in the South Pacific Theatre in WWII. On June 12, 1954, James was united in marriage to Margaret May Stonebarger Harris (1925 - 2005) at the Congregational Chapel in Iowa City.

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(3aa) George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie (James) Westfall's son Coyt Messinger Westfall was born Jul. 17, 1890 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Oct. 23, 1967 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He was married twice; His 1st wife Bernice Oberman (died 10-11-1922) and his 2nd wife was Velma Viola Stratton (1908 - 2000), and he and his 2nd wife had these children--Jean Laura Westfall Sexton (1926 - 2011); Kenneth Perry Westfall (1928 - 2014); Gerald C. Westfall; Joann M. Westfall Pomeroy; Judy V. Westfall Evans; and Bernard Lancelot Westfall (1931 - 1967).

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(1aaa) Coyt M. and Velma V. (Stratton) Westfall's daughter Jean Laura Westfall Sexton was born Jun. 24, 1926 in Louisa County, Iowa, and died Jan. 16, 2011 in Arizona. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. She married Maynard H. Sexton (1923 - 2005) in Iowa City at her parent's farm, and they had a son--Coyt M. Sexton. ------ Jean Laura (Westfall) Sexton's obituary - Jean L. Sexton, 84, of Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Lone Tree passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011. Graveside memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lone Tree Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Following the committal services at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jean Sexton memorial fund. Online condolences for the Sexton family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. The Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Jean's arrangements and her family. Jean Laura Westfall was born on June 24, 1926, in rural Louisa County, Iowa, the daughter of Coyt M. and Velma V. (Stratton) Westfall. On October 26, 1945, Jean was united in marriage to Maynard H. Sexton in Iowa City at her parent's farm. Jean was a teller and bookkeeper at the Lone Tree Savings Bank. Jean was a member of the Lone Tree American Legion Auxiliary and she attended the United Presbyterian Church when she visited Lone Tree. Jean will be dearly missed by her son, Coyt M. Sexton and his wife, Bobbi, of Mesa, Arizona; two grandchildren; Angela M. Paturzo and her husband, Patrick of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Benjamin D. Sexton and his wife, Tina of Chandler, Arizona; three great-grandchildren, Anthony J. Paturzo, Zachary B. Paturzo and Chase B. Sexton; two brothers, Kenneth P. Westfall and his wife, Vera Jean of Hollister, Missouri and Gerald C. Westfall and his wife, Shirley of Jacksonville, Missouri; two sisters, Joann M. Pomeroy and her husband, Glen C. of Orlando, Florida and Judy V. Evans and her husband Terry G. of St. Paul, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Maynard, and one brother.

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(2aaa) Coyt M. and Velma V. (Stratton) Westfall's son Kenneth Perry Westfall was born Feb. 8, 1928 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Aug. 24, 2014 in Hollister, Taney County, Missouri. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Vera Jean Lewis in Iowa City, Iowa, and they had these children--Alan M. Westfall (1953 - 1998); Gary Westfall; and Rick Westfall. ------ Kenneth Perry Westfall's obituary - Kenneth P. Westfall, 86, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at his home in Hollister. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree, Iowa. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Oxford Healthcare Hospice Fund, Springfield, Missouri. Kenneth Perry Westfall was born on February 8, 1928, in Lone Tree, Iowa, the son of Coyt and Velma (Stratton) Westfall. Kenneth was a 1946 graduate of Lone Tree High School. On August 25, 1948, he was united in marriage to Vera Jean Lewis in Iowa City, Iowa. His greatest love was Jean, his kids, grandkids and fishing. Ken and Jean spent many years traveling and camping enjoying the outdoors and their time together. He cherished his time fishing along with flying his Cessna airplane. Ken never knew a stranger and made friends with everyone he met. He always had a story to tell and was known for his joking personality. Ken will be missed by his family and friends but everyone knows that he's already found a fishing hole in heaven. Kenneth and his wife Vera Jean have lived in Hollister, Missouri for the last 35 years after moving from West Liberty, Iowa and purchasing Thunderhead Resort on Table Lake in Branson, Missouri. Surviving are his wife, Vera Jean; two sons, Gary Westfall, Iowa City, and Rick Westfall and wife, Lisa of Hollister, MO; three grandchildren, Nikki, Cory and Laura; two great- grandchildren, Arlo and Simon; one brother, Gerald Westfall and wife, Shirley of Jefferson City, MO; two sisters, Joann and husband, Glenn Pomeroy of Spring Hills, FL, and Judy and husband, Terry Evans of St. Paul, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Alan Westfall, one brother, Bernard Westfall, and sister, Jean Sexton. (Sorden Lewis Home Funeral Home)

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(3aaa) Coyt M. and Velma V. (Stratton) Westfall's son Maj Bernard Lancelot Westfall was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Sep. 26, 1967 in Guatemala. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia (Inscription: IOWA - MAJOR - US AIR FORCE). He was a Major in the U.S. Air Force.

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(4aa) George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie (James) Westfall's son Raymond D. Westfall was born May 28, 1897 in Fremont township, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Dec. 4, 1983 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Ima M. Lenz (1898 - 1983), and they had a son--Gilbert Raymond Westfall (1920 - 1927).

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(5aa) George Perry Westfall and Emma Marie (James) Westfall's son Steyn C. Westfall was born Aug. 23, 1899 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. and died Jan. 17, 1967 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He married Dorothy Marie Rife (1904 - 1966), and they had these children--Gene Lindy Westfall (1927 - 2003); Eldon Steyn Westfall (1930 - 2013); Marilyn Lucille Westfall Wiese Spears (1931 - 2003); Janet Ruth Westfall Rourke (1932 - 1998); Loren James Westfall (1936 - 2015).

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(1aaa) Steyn C. Westfall and Dorothy Marie (Rife) Westfall's son Gene Lindy Westfall was born Oct. 23, 1927 in River Junction, Johnson County, Iowa, and died Jul. 1, 2003 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from November 1950 to November 1952, serving seven months in Korea. His wife's name is unknown. He had these children--Lance Westfall; Debbie Westfall Eide; Theresa Westfall Swisher; and Vicki Westfall. ----- Gene Lindy Westfall's obituary - Gene L. Westfall, 75, Lone Tree, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at his home after a brief illness. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home, Lone Tree. Loren Yoder will officiate. Pallbearers are Wes Warden, Kevin Westfall, Ronald Brenneman, Raymond Brenneman, Gary Rourke, and Ron Cerny. Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery with military services conducted by the Lone Tree American Legion Post No. 457. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home, Lone Tree. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. Mr. Westfall was born on October 23, 1927, in River Junction, the son of Steyn and Dorothy (Rife) Westfall. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from November 1950 to November 1952, serving seven months in Korea. He was a member of the Lone Tree American Legion Post No. 457. He was a farmer. He enjoyed gardening, bank bus trips and traveling to Hot Springs, Arkansas to see his son. Survivors include a son, Lance Westfall and his wife, Jessica, of Hot Springs; three daughters, Debbie Eide and her husband, Chuck, of Cinncinati, Ohio, Theresa Swisher and her husband, Scott, of Harrington, Nebraska, and Vicki Westfall of Iowa City; six grandchildren; two brothers, Eldon 'Bee' Westfall and his wife, Donna, and Loren 'Tootie' Westfall, all of Lone Tree; and a sister, Marilyn 'Peg' Spears of Lone Tree. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janet.

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(2aaa) Steyn C. Westfall and Dorothy Marie (Rife) Westfall's son Eldon Steyn "Bee" Westfall was born Jan. 5, 1930 in Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa, and died Nov. 16, 2013 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. He was a graduate of Lone Tree High School. Eldon served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 - 1953. On February 14, 1955, Eldon was united in marriage to Madonna Bleadorn in Muscatine. Eldon was a farmer in the Lone Tree area his entire life. Eldon Steyn "Bee" Westfall and Madonna "Donna"(Bleadorn) Westfall had these children--Lori Westfall Gosenberg; Kevin Westfall; Lynn Westfall Bell; Lisa Westfall Forbes; Leigh Westfall Miller; and Kelli Westfall Warnstaff. ----- Eldon Steyn "Bee" Westfall's obituary - Eldon "Bee" Westfall, 83, of Lone Tree, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services for Eldon will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Lone Tree American Legion. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery with full military services provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. Casketbearers will be Todd Forbes, Seth Westfall, Chad Bell, Justin Bell, Misty Forbes, Drew Sides and Dane Warnstaff. Following services at the cemetery a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion. Visitation for Eldon will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Eldon. Sympathy notes may be left for the Westfall family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. Eldon Steyn Westfall was born on January 5, 1930, in rural Conesville, Iowa the son of Steyn and Dorothy (Rife) Westfall. He was a graduate of Lone Tree High School. Eldon served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 - 1953. On February 14, 1955, Eldon was united in marriage to Madonna Bleadorn in Muscatine. Eldon was a farmer in the Lone Tree area his entire life. He was a member of the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457 and the Lone Tree Card Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, watching T.V. with popcorn, and was an avid Hawkeye fan, but most of all, Eldon dearly loved to spend time with his family. Eldon is survived by his wife, Donna of Lone Tree; his children, Lori Gosenberg and husband, Charles "Gosie" of West Liberty, Kevin Westfall and wife, Deb of Lone Tree, Lynn Bell and husband, Kevin of Lone Tree, Lisa Forbes and husband, Kevin of Lone Tree, Leigh Miller and husband, Ken of Kalona and Kelli Warnstaff and husband, Bill of Lone Tree; 13 grandchildren, Todd Forbes and wife, Shelly, Michelle Daufeldt and husband, Matt, Nicole Polito and husband, Ed, Amber McCullough and husband, Donny, Seth Westfall and fiance, Tanya Smith, Sarah Pourroy and friend, Mike Close, Chad Bell and wife, Nicki, Justin Bell and wife, Gwen, Misty Forbes, Angie Kemp and husband, Nick, Tara Parizek and husband, John, Drew Sides and Dane Warnstaff; 25 great grandchildren, Tanner, Taylor, Hailey, Spencer, Macy, Bristol, Becker, Baylea, Bryson, Tyler, Madelyn, Addison, Carter, Kort, McKenna, Lila, Sophie, Sienna, Lincoln, Ava, Paxton, Rylee, C.J., Gavin and Bella; and one brother, Loren "Tootie" Westfall of Lone Tree. Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Gene and two sisters, Janet Rourke and Marilyn "Peg" Spears.

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(3aaa) Steyn C. Westfall and Dorothy Marie (Rife) Westfall's son Loren James "Tootie" Westfall was born Jun. 8, 1936 in Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa, and died Mar. 28, 2015 in Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. Burial: Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa. ----- Loren James "Tootie" Westfall's obituary - Loren J. “Tootie” Westfall, 78, of Lone Tree, passed away in his home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Following the services at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Lone Tree Fire and Rescue in Loren’s name. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. Loren James “Tootie” Westfall was born on June 8, 1936, in Conesville, Iowa the son of Steyn and Dorothy (Rife) Westfall. Loren farmed his whole life, corn, beans, cattle and hogs. He was a member of the American Legion in Lone Tree and the Red Carpet Club, he also was a diehard Hawkeye fan, football, basketball, especially woman’s basketball, also enjoyed gardening, four wheeling, shooting groundhogs, coin collecting, avid history buff, International Farmall Collector, red tractors and most of all spending time with family and friends. Loren will be deeply missed by his niece, Debra Warden and husband, James of Lone Tree; two grandnieces, Jennifer Kiene and husband Brett of Riverside and Jessica Walmsley and husband, Chris of Lone Tree; and one great-grandnephew, Cole Walmsley. Loren was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, Gene Westfall, Eldon Westfall, Janet Rourke and Marilyn Spears.

Note: Reuben Westfall's sister Elizabeth Westfall (1784-1851) the daughter of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall married David Swank. Elizabeth Westfall was born in 1784 in possibly Pennsylvania, and died October 16, 1851 in Putnam County, Indiana. Her burial was at Skillman Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana. She married David Swank October 23, 1800 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was born about 1780, and died February 20, 1842 in Putnam County, Indiana. His burial was at Skillman Cemetery, Putnam County, Indiana.

Children of Elizabeth Westfall and David Swank were-John Swank born February 1802 in Hardin County, Kentucky, died March 14, 1847 in Montgomery County, Indiana; James Swank born in Hardin County, Kentucky, died about 1834 in Minard County, Illinois, married Elleanor Hughes March 17, 1828 in Putnam County, Indiana; Cornelius Swank born about 1808 in Hardin County, Kentucky, married Lavinia (maiden name unknown); Mary Swank born in Hardin County, Kentucky, married 1st Asbury Smith, married 2nd Joelm Granthum; David Swank born about 1814 in Hardin County, Kentucky, married Cynthia Skillman February 02, 1851 in Putnam County, Indiana; Elizabeth Swank born July 07, 1819 in Hardin County, Kentucky, died November 26, 1883 in Putnam County, Indiana, married William Skillman, December 17, 1843 in Putnam County, Indiana; Cindicia Swank born in Kentucky, married David Frame October 20, 1830 in Putnam County, Indiana.

(Note: they also had a son Jacob Swank who served in the War with Mexico in 1847.)

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Note: Reuben Westfall's brother Cornelius Westfall the son of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall was born 7 Mar. 1778 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, and died 5 Sept. 1856 in Wolf Grove, Illinois. He married 1st Elizabeth Bryan, married 2nd Rachel Dye, and married 3rd Sarah Mary Davis 10 Oct. 1823. She was born in 1802 in Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, and died in 1874 in Wolfgrove, Illinois. Cornelius Westfall founded Thorntown, Indiana in 1830. He also built the first house in Thorntown. A book "The Thorntown Centurial", published in 1930 has an article about Cornelius wih pictures of him and his house. The book is about Thorntown, Indiana, which was founded in 1830 by Cornelius Westfall. 

Cornelius Westfall and his 3rd wife Sarah Mary (Davis) Westfall had these children-Beverly Randolph Westfall, Sarah A. Westfall, Mary Elizabeth Westfall, and Josephine Melissa Westfall, Louisa Maria Westfall, Elnathan Kemper Westfall, Harriet S. Westfall, and Clara A. Westfall. I don't have any information about Cornelius Westfall's other wives, Elizabeth Bryan and Rachel Dye, and any children they may have had.

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's son Beverly Randolph Westfall was born 11 Aug. 1824 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio. He died 8 Aug. 1882 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. He married Ellen Esther Hays 14 Oct. 1847. He was also married to another woman (her name unknown).

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Mary Elizabeth Westfall was born 14 Dec. 1825 in Miami, Ohio. She died 16 Jan. 1905. She married Alfred Armstrong 29 Sept. 1847 in Montgomery, Indiana.

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Sarah A. Westfall was born in 1828 in Miami, Ohio. She married Joseph Owens 11 Mar. 1854 in McDonough, Illinois.

 Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Josephine Melissa Westfall was born May, 2 1830 in Miami, Ohio. She married Joseph Otterman 12 Jan. 1852 in Montgomery, Boone County, Indiana. Her husband Joseph Otterman was born 14 Apr. 1826 in Kanawha, VA. He died 18 July 1910 in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. He was buried 20 July 1910 in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. Joseph and Josephine Melissa (Westfall) Otterman had these children-Sarah Caroline Otterman and Harriet "Hattie" Otterman.

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Louisa Maria Westfall was born in 1833, and she married Durham Harris.

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's son Elnathan Kemper Westfall was born in 1839. He married Irene Wann.

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Harriet S. Westfall was born in 1842. She married George M. Cogswell.

Cornelius and Sarah (Davis) Westfall's daughter Clara A. Westfall was born in 1845, and she married Lewis Cole.

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Note: Reuben Westfall's sister Janet Westfall the daughter of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall was born August 13, 1799 in Bardstown, Kentucky, and died March 28, 1863 in Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa. She was buried at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. She married Daniel Mills November 22, 1821 in Miami County, Ohio, son of Jacob Mills and Mary Webb. He was born April 03, 1801 in Warren County, Ohio, and died August 05, 1887.

Children of Janet Westfall and Daniel Mills were-Jacob W. Mills born October 15, 1822, Green County, Ohio, died November 1906, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, married 1st Amanda Jewell, married 2nd Sarah Parker; Mary Mills (twin to Elizabeth) born November 07, 1824, died November 22, 1824; Elizabeth Mills born November 07, 1824, died November 22, 1824; Mary Westfall Mills born October 05, 1826, Troy, Ohio, died Iowa, married William G. Oungst, October 23, 1850, Benton County, Indiana; Croghan Mills born July 16, 1829 in Indiana, died August 15, 1829 in Indiana; Frank Moody Mills born April 04, 1831, Ladoga, Indiana, died October 21, 1929, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, married 1st Anna A. Ross, married 2nd Annette Crawford; Noah Webb Mills born June 21, 1834, died in the Civil War at Corinth, Mississippi; Penelope Tyler Mills born October 05, 1837, Crawfordsville, Indiana, died September 16, 1839: and Annette Mills died in infancy.

Note: Daniel and Janet (Westfall) Mills's son Noah Webb Mills died at the Battle of Corinth, Miss. in the Civil War. He was a Colonel of the 2nd Iowa Infantry - killed at the Battle of Corinth, Miss, while leading the final charge against Van Dorn.

Note: Daniel and Janet (Westfall) Mills's son Frank Moody Mills was author of "EARLY DAYS IN A COLLEGE TOWN and WABASH COLLEGE IN EARLY DAYS AND NOW" Published in 1924 by Sessions Printing co, Sioux Falls, S.D. - Children of Frank Moody Mills are: Roger Clarkson Mills, Carroll Mills, and Mildred Mills.

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Note: Reuben Westfall's sister Anna Westfall the daughter of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall was born about 1790 in Virginia. She married John Anderson in Hardin Co, KY. John and Anna (Westfall) Anderson had a son Jeremiah Anderson who died October 16, 1859, Harpers Ferry, Kansas with John Brown the Abolitionist during the Harper's Ferry Raid. Reportedly slain after he had thrown down his rifle. Anna Westfall was born About 1790 in Virginia, and died About. 1855 in Iowa. She married John Anderson April 02, 1807 in Hardin County, Kentucky, son of Josiah Anderson. He died May 08, 1847 in Des Moines County, Iowa. His burial was at Kossuth Cemetery, Des Moines County, Iowa.

Children of Anna Westfall and John Anderson were-Josiah Anderson born About 1808 in Kentucky, died possibly California, married Lucinda Westfall in Indiana; Charles Anderson born in 1815 in Kentucky, died May 01, 1860 in San Joaquin, California, married Matilda Frame March 23, 1837 in Montgomery County, Indiana; Levi Anderson born Abtout 1818 in Hardin County, Kentucky, died May 30, 1881 in Grant County, Oregon, married Amy Carmichael; John Q. Anderson born About 1820 in Kentucky, died in California, married first Sarah Bruce, married 2nd a women who's last name was Myers; James Anderson born Abtout 1823, died 1910 in Yolo County, California; Mary Jane Anderson born About 1826, died June 06, 1855, never married; Harrison Anderson born about 1830, mmarried Margaret Tull; and Jeremiah Anderson born April 17, 1833; died October 16, 1859 at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He was Killed at Harpers Ferry, Virginia on the raid with John Brown.

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Note: I found this information on the internet about John and Anna (Westfall) Anderson's son Jeremiah Goldsmith Anderson who was killed with John Brown at Harper's Ferry at this website- http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/jbrown/men.html

Jeremiah Goldsmith Anderson, one of Brown's lieutenants, was born April 17, 1833, in Indiana, and was therefore in his twenty-seventh year when killed at Harper's Ferry. He was the son of John Anderson, and was the grandson of slaveholders; his maternal grandfather, Colonel Jacob Westfall, of Tygert Valley, Virginia, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and a slaveholder.

Anderson went to school at Galesburg, Illinois, and Kossuth, Iowa; he worked as a peddler, farmer, and employee of a saw-mill, before emigrating to Kansas in August, 1857, where he settled on the Little Osage, Bourbon County, a mile from Fort Bain. He was twice arrested by pro- slaveryites, and for ten weeks imprisoned at Fort Scott; he then became a lieutenant of Captain Montgomery, and was with him in the attack on Captain Anderson's troop of the First U. S. Cavalry. He also witnessed the murder on his own doorstep of a Mr. Denton by Border Ruffians. He was with John Brown on the slave raid into Missouri, and thereafter followed Brown's fortunes. Writing July 5, 1859, of his determination to continue to fight for freedom, he said:" Millions of fellow-beings require it of us; their cries for help go out to the universe daily and hourly. Whose duty is it to help them? Is it yours? Is it mine? It is every man's, but how few there are to help. But there are a few who dare to answer this call and dare to answer it in a manner that will make this land of liberty and equality shake to the centre."

Anderson was killed at Harper's Ferry by a bayonet-thrust of one of the marines. "One of the prisoners described Anderson as turning completely over against the wall [to which he was pinned by the bayonet] in his dying agony. he lived a short time, stretched on the brick walk without, where he was subjected to savage brutalities, being kicked in body and face, while one brute of an armed farmer spat a huge quid of tobacco from his vile jaws into the mouth of the dying man, which he first forced open."

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Note: I found the following information about the Harper's Ferry John Brown's Raid in which Jeramiah Anderson was killed on the internet at this website- http://www.laughtergenealogy.com/bin/histprof/misc/harpersferry.html

Harper's Ferry John Brown's Raid -- Oct. 16, 1859 John Brown saw himself as a God-sent liberator to wipe out slavery in the American South. Following his raid in Kansas in 1856, he had been devising a plan to purify the entire South through an armed slave rebellion that he would lead. Brown believed that "without shedding of blood there is no remission of sins" Also, with all of the recent victories for southern slave-holders (Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott decision, etc.), Brown thought that "violent counterstroke was the only answer" .

Brown persuaded many abolitionists to support his ideas, and attempted to recruit Frederick Douglas into his effort. Douglass, the night before Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, failed in an attempt to persuade Brown not to go forward with the plan to capture the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), seize all the weapons there, and arm thousands of slaves who were to join him. Brown recruited 17 white and five black men to comprise his "army."

On Oct. 16, 1859, Brown and his men captured the unguarded arsenal, but then seemed to have no alternate plan for the next step. He waited for the legions of slaves to join him, but because he had sent out little word to them, only a handful actually showed up. News of the arsenal's capture spread rapidly, and during the night of Oct. 17-18, Brown's men were surrounded by marines commanded by Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart.

Brown refused to surrender, and the marines stormed the building resulting in a battle leaving three locals, two of Brown's sons, and twelve others dead. Brown was sentenced to death and his attempt to start a rebellion had failed. However, Brown did not fail to provoke a violent uprising. His raid was one of many causes leading directly to the Civil War. It was the first nationally publicized uprising and after his execution, those who believed him a saint now saw him as a martyr. His death provided impetus for abolitionists in the North to rally and gain strength. Source Used: Ordeal By Fire, James MacPherson, 1991.

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Note: I found the following information about Reuben Westfall and his family being among the first settlers in Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, Iowa on the internet at this website- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/7259/westfall.html

YELLOW SPRINGS AND HURON TOWNSHIP, by J.W. Merril and published 1897 in Mediapolis, IA we find the following items: pg 27 ".....They (the Blairs) found a cabin at Yellow Spring, occupied by Jacob Westfall and Allen Eliot, a brother of Mrs. Westfall. These claimants had come in the winter of 1834, and the Westfall cabin was the first habitation built in the township. ....... In this cabin, a few months later, Jacob Westfall jr first saw the light of day and set up his claim, which has never been disputed, as being the first white child born in Yellow Springs township."

pg 31 " Josiah Edwards married Pamelia Westfall in the spring of 1836. This was the first wedding in Yellow Spring Township. " and "In the spring of 1836, Reuben Westfall, the father of Jacob came, with his children and relatives - an extensive connection when they all got in. They were the Andersons, Kings, Proctors, Swanks, Rouses, Holts, Gobens and Barnes, who settled near Yellow Spring, on the south side of Round Prairie, and on the Bottom."

pg 49 "THE WESTFALL FAMILY. It has been a difficult matter to obtain any sketch of this family of early settlers. Jacob was one of the first claim makers and built the first cabin in the township, as otherwhere recorded. He appears to have been a man given to hospitality, and his cabin was a home and a preaching place for the itinerant for many years. His father, Reuben Westfall, and other sons came in later, settling in the Yellow Spring neighborhood and on the Bottom. They are all gone now. One son, Jacob Jr. the first white child born in the township, was here a few years ago, but he is now in the west.

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Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall had 11 children-Elizabeth Westfall, Jacob Westfall, Levi Westfall, Cornelius Westfall, Nathan Westfall, Parmelia J. Westfall, Reuben F. Westfall, William Westfall, Mary Jane Westfall, Benjamin Westfall, and Ann C. Westfall.

(1) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth Westfall was born October 10, 1807, Hardin Co. KY, and died September 17, 1872, Des Moines Co. IA. She was buried in Hawkeye Cemetery, Des Moines Co, IA. She married Joshua Swank, September 27, 1825 in Montgomery Co. IN. They had 5 children. One of their children Mary E. Swank was born March 10, 1834, and died August 06, 1840. She was buried in Hawkeye Cemetery, Des Moines Co, IA.

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Note: I found the following information about Elizabeth Westfall and her husband Joshua Swank on the internet at this website- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/7259/westfall.html

Notes for JOSHUA SWANK: from YELLOW SPRINGS AND HURON, written by J.W. Merrill and published in Mediapolis, Ia in 1897. pg 57 JOSHUA SWANK was born in Kentucky in 1798. His parents moved to Indiana when he was but a boy. He married Elizabeth Westfall in Indiana in 1825. Ten years later, in 1835 he came to Iowa and settled on a claim north of the one afterwards taken by his brother Wesley. He was the first settler in that part of Huron township. Of the family there lives but one in this part of the country, Brinton Swank, whose home is north of the Mills farm on the Bottom road. Mr. Swank lived on the old place till his family were all gone from home. He died in Kansas some years ago, but his remains were brought back here for burial. At an early day a postoffice was established at his home and he was probably the first postmaster in the township. This was the original Hawkeye postoffice, from which the school in the neighborhood took its name.

(2) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son Jacob Westfall was born in 1809 in Hardin Co. KY, and died June 20, 1874 in Louisa Co. IA. He married Caroline Elliott, August 25, 1828 in Putnam Co. IN. They had 8 children-Mira Westfall born About 1829; George W. Westfall born February 27, 1831, Boone Co, IN, and died October 28, 1904, Louisa Co, IA, married Alice Blake; Reuben D. Westfall born August 12, 1834, Indiana, died November 07, 1872, Louisa Co, IA, married Mercy Jane Racer; Jacob E. Westfall born About 1838, died and was buried in Grant City Cemetary, MO, married Margaret Hannah Beeb; Allen P. Westfall born May 16, 1839, Iowa, and died May 02, 1918 in Corning, CA, married Sarah Emeline Bonham; William W. Westfall was born 26 Dec 1841 in Iowa City, IA, and died 10 Sep 1916 in Ft. Collins, Larimer County, CO, married Harriet Redburn; Charles M. Westfall born About 1847; and Perry L. Westfall born May 12, 1851.

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(1a) Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westfall's son George W. Westfall was born February 27, 1831 in Boone Co, IN, and died October 28, 1904 in Louisa Co, IA. He married Alice Blake September 02, 1869 in Louisa County, IA, daughter of Joseph Blake and Esther Hungerford.

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Children of George Westfall and Alice Blake were-Lottie Inez Westfall born December 15, 1870, Louisa Co, IA, died December 28, 1939 Long Beach, CA; and Gertie Westfall born About 1876, died March 04, 1881, Oakland Township, Louisa Co, IA. Cause of Death: Scarlet Fever.

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(1) Note: I found the following information about Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westfall's son George W. Westfall on the internet at this website- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/7259/westfall.html

Notes for GEORGE W. WESTFALL: George is buried in the Oakland/Carpenter Cemetary in Oakland Township The stone reads born 1831, died 28 Oct 1904, Sgt, Co D, 4th IA Cav, Civil War Veteran. In PROTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM, LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA 1889 F627 28 page 8: G.W. Westfall, a farmer residing on section 7, Oakland Township, was born in Boone Counlty, Ind., in 1831, and was the second in a family of nine children born to Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westfall. His father was a native of Kentucky, while his mother was born in York State, and when a young man Jacob Westfall removed to Indiana, where he was married and there followed farming for several years. In 1834 he followed the course of Western emigration, settling in Des Moines County, Iowa, entering a claim in Yellow Springs Township, which he later purchased at the Burlington land sales. He also resided in Washington and Henry Counties, and in 1862 came to Louisa County, locating in Oakland Township, where he remained some years, when he went to Kansas, but after a short time returned to Louisa County, and made his home with our subject until his death, which occurred June 20, 1874. His wife survived him for about two years, dying Nov. 29, 1876.

Our subject grew to manhood upon a farm, and received his education in the district schools of the state. He was among the first to respond to his country's call for troops, enlisting in September 1861 as First Sergeant of Company D, 4th Iowa Cavalry, and was mustered into service at Camp Harlan in Mt. Pleasant. He participated in the battle of Vicksburg, and was engaged in scouting expeditions and skirmishes in the Southern and Southwestern States. In the battle of Oakland, Miss., he was wounded by gunshot, and on the 4th of November 1864, was honorably discharged at Davenport, Iowa. After the cessation of hostilities, he returned to Louisa County, where, during his term of service, he had purchased a farm of 230 acres. He has since disposed of a part of that tract, and now has remaining about sixty acres of fine, arable land, which is highly cultivated and improved.

On the 2d of September, 1869, in Louisa County, Mr. Westfall led to the marriage alter Miss Alice M. Blake, daughter of Joseph and Ester (Hungerford) Blake, the father a native of Greenbrier County, W.Va., the mother of New York. Accompanied by his family, the father came to Louisa County in 1838, settling in Oakland Township. He had then been twice married, and in 1851 wedded Esther Hungerford, who came to the county in 1845. They setled on section 7, Oakland Township, he buying the land at the Burlington land sales, and there resided until his death, Dec 14, 1883, aged eighty years. Mrs. Blake is still living, and resides in Barber County, Kan. By the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Westfall two children were born; Lottie I., wife of E. Garard, who lives on the old homestead; and Gertie, who died March 4, 1881, at the age of four years. Mr. Westfall is an active worker for the interests of the Republican party, and an ardent supporter of its principles. He has held several local offices of trust, in which he discharged his duties faithfully and well. His home is pleasantly situated about two miles from Columbus Junction, between the forks of the rivers, where the land is very productive. He is a systematic and progressive farmer, and as a citizen ranks high in the community.

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(2a) Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westfall's son Reuben D. Westfall was born August 12, 1834 in Indiana, and died November 07, 1872 in Louisa Co, IA. He married Mercy Jane Racer March 05, 1864 in Louisa Co, IA, daughter of Benjamin Racer and Sarah Minear. Children of Reuben Westfall and Mercy Jane Racer were-Lettie Ann Westfall born March 21, 1865, Columbus Junction, IA, died December 20, 1942, Louisa Co, IA, and buried Edwards Cemetary, Oakville, IA; Jacob "Jack" Westfall born February 28, 1866, Columbus Junction, IA, died March 31, 1942, Oakville, IA, and buried at Edwards Cemetary; Benjamin Westfall born May 16, 1867, Columbus Junction, IA, died May 24, 1867, buried at Edwards Cemetary, Oakville, IA; William M. Westfall born October 18, 1868, Columbus Junction, IA, died March 17, 1948, buried Wapello Cemetary, IA; Albert Westfall born July 09, 1870, Columbus Junction, IA, died September 24, 1876; Thomas Westfall born November 19, 1871, Columbus Junction, IA, died September 24, 1876.

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(1aa) Reuben Westfall and Mercy Jane (Racer) Westfall's son Jacob "Jack" Westfall was born 28 Feb 1866 in Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa, and died March 31, 1942, in Oakville, IA, and was buried at Edwards Cemetary. He was enumerated as "Phillip" on the 1910 federal census. It was either an error or a middle name that is otherwise unknown. He married Eva Robinson born 4 Aug 1877, Boone County, Indiana, died 8 Apr 1955, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa. They married 3 Apr 1895 in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. Residence 1935 Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa. Jacob and Eva Robertson's grave is located at the Edwards Cemetery in Oakville, Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Westfall. Eva, 1877 - 1955; Jacob, 1867 - 1942" The Headstone of Jacob "Jack" and Eva (Robertson) Westfall, Children of Jacob "Jack" Westfall and Eva (Robinson) Westfall were-Herman Chester Westfall born 10 Apr 1896, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, died 7 May 1963, Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; Lillian Mae Westfall born 6 Jan 1899, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, died 7 Nov 1976, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Vinnie Westfall born 3 Feb 1903, Cotter, Louisa County, Iowa, died 23 Sep 1976, Burlington Medical Center Klein Unit, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Vernon Westfall born 3 Feb 1903, Union Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 8 May 1904, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa; Wanetta Westfall born 17 Nov 1906, Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 10 Mar 1907, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa; Glen Jacob "Jake" Westfall born 29 Nov 1912, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, died 23 Jan 1991, Saint Clare Hospital, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin; and Forrest Raymond "Ray" Westfall born 11 Feb 1914, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, died 29 Jan 1990, Mercy Hospital, Laredo, Webb County, Texas. ------- Iowa State Census 1905 Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa (Listed with his wife, Eva, and children: Herman Westfall, Lillian Westfall, and Vinnie Westfall:) Jack Westfall, Post Office: Oakville Census 1910 Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa. ("Phillip" Westfall was married to Eva, living with her and children: Herman Westfall, Lillie Westfall, and Vinnie Westfall. Also in the household was Charles "Robeson" [Robertson], his "father" [father-in-law]:) Line number 16: dwelling number: 114, family number: 115: Phillip Westfall, head of household, male, white, age 43, married (once), years of present marriage 15, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace United States, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farm, employer, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: could read, could write, rented home, a farm (not a house). Residence Nov 1914 Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. Census 1920 Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa (Married to Eva, living with her and children: Vinnie Westfall, Glen J. Westfall, and Forrest R. Westfall:) farm, dwelling number: 4, family number: 4: Jacob Westfall, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 52, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry farm, wage earner. Iowa State Census 1925 Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa (Married to Eva, living with her and sons Glen Westfall and Ray Westfall:) Jacob Westfall, head of household, male, white, age 57, married, rented, amount of rent: $9, number of years in Iowa: 57, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Ruben Westfall, father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, name of mother: Jane Racer, mother's birthplace: Indiana, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation laborer or unclassified, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal. Census 1930 Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa (Married to Eva, living with her and sons Glen Westfall and Ray F. Westfall:) Name: Jacob Westfall; Relation: Head of Household; House Owned or Rented: Rented; Live on Farm?: Yes; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 63; Marital Condition: Married; Age at First Marriage: 27; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Pennsylvania; Where Mother Was Born: Indiana; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Farmer; Industry: General Farming; Code: VVVV; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Own Account; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No; No. of farm schedule: Religion 1942 Jacob was a Methodist. Died 31 Mar 1942 Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa. Obituary Apr 1942 - Life Long Resident Dies - Funeral services for Jacob Westfall, a life-long resident of Louisa County, were held in the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Reverend Warren Smith, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was in the Edwards Cemetery. Mr. Westfall passed away at his home in Oakville Tuesday March 31, at the age of 75 years. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Mrs. Eva Robinson Westfall, three sons, Herman of Winfield, Glenn Jacob of Wapello and Forest Ray of Sperry, two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Wagg of Wapello and Mrs. Vinnie Walker of Burlington. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters; William Westfall and Mrs. Lettie Haight of Oakville and Mrs. Sadie Mulvaney of Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Westfall early embraced the faith and joined the Methodist Protestant church. He lived a good live and kept the faith until called by his maker. He is not gone, Just gone away, To meet his loved ones. - Obituary from another newspaper - Jack Westfall Dies at Oakville Tuesday - Jack Westfall, 76 died in his home at Oakville, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. following a brief illness. Born February 28, 1866, he was a lifelong resident of Louisa county. Surviving are his wife, Eva Robertson Westfall, two daughters Mrs. Wayne Wagg, Wapello and Mrs. Vinnie Walker, Burlington, three sons, Herman, Winfield, Glen, Elrick and Ray, Sperry, one brother, William Westfall, Oakville and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Haight, Oakville and Mrs. ? Mulvaney, Cedar Rapids. The body was taken to the Carter funeral home. Funeral services are being conducted from the Methodist church at 2 p.m.. Thursday with burial in Edwards cemetery. Obituary 2 Apr 1942 Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. - another obituary - The Morning Sun News-Herald - Jake Westfall Dies at Home in Oakville - Jake Westfall, 75, well known here, died at his home at Oakville Tuesday of this week following a brief illness. Mr Westfall farmed near here some few years back before moving to the Oakville community. Two of his sons, Glen and Ray, graduated from the Morning Sun high school. Mr. Westfall leaves a wife, two daughters, three sons, one brother and two sisters. The funeral was held from the Methodist church in Oakville this afternoon. Cemetery Info/Epitaph Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records - Name: Jacob Westfall; Sex: M; Born: 1867; Died or Buried: 1942; Age: 75; Buried: Edwards (township = Eliot); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: born 1867; died 3 Mar 1942: Birth date was 2-28-1866) Buried 2 Apr 1942 Edwards Cemetery, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa.

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(1aaa) Jacob "Jack" Westfall and Eva (Robinson) Westfall's son Herman Chester Westfall was born 10 Apr 1896 Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, and died 7 May 1963, Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. He married Ethel Pearl Derby 2 Jan 1918 Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa. She was born 25 May 1898, and died 30 May 1974. Children of Herman Chester Westfall and Ethel Pearl (Derby) Westfall were-Frances Loraine Westfall born14 Feb 1919, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 5 Jul 1985, New London, Henry County, Iowa; Barbara Irene Westfall born 14 Apr 1920, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, died 9 Mar 1992, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; and Leslie Dean Westfall born 27 Jun 1922, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, died 31 May 1986. ------- Herman Chester Westfall's obituary - May 1963 - Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa - The Burlington Hawk-Eye - Herman Westfall, 67, died at the Memorial hospital Tuesday about 6:50 p.m. The son of Jacob and Eva (Robertson) Westfall was born April 10, 1896, at Oakville. He had resided at 417 Broadway for the past three years, moving here from New London, where he had been engaged in farming. He was a member of New London, Lodge No 28 A.F. & A.M. and Henry [County] Chapter No. 8 Royal Arch Mason. On January 2, 1918, at Muscatine, he was married to Ethel Derby, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and one son, Mrs. Francis (Barbara) Hays of Mount Pleasant, Route 1, Mrs. Herbert (Frances) Hahn of West Point, Leslie Westfall of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Glen Westfall of Chicago, Ray Westfall of Wapello, Mrs. Wayne (Lillian) Wagg of Wapello, Mrs. Vinnie Walker of Burlington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 10 at the R. K. Crane Funeral Home, Reverend Alvin T. Maberry, pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Edwards Cemetery at Oakville. Friends may call at the R. K. Crane Funeral Home as they desire.

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(2aaa) Jacob "Jack" Westfall and Eva (Robinson) Westfall's son Glen Jacob "Jake" Westfall was born 29 Oct 1912 in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. Between 1941 and 1945 during World War II, Glen Westfall was in the Merchant Marine. Glen Westfall was a mechanic and welder for the Lakes States Engineering Company in Des Plaines, Illinois. He died 23 Jan 1991, Saint Clare Hospital, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Buried Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Jake was buried at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Leeds. He was married 3 times. He married 1st Mildred Lucille McConahay 23 Dec 1933 Washington, Washington County, Iowa. She was born 24 Dec 1916, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, and died 21 Dec 2004, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. They divorced date unknown. Children of Glen Jacob "Jake" Westfall and his 1st wife Mildred Lucille (McConahay) Westfall were-Margaret Ann Westfall born 26 Mar 1936, died 27 Mar 1936; and Ferl Jacob Westfall born 29 Jun 1938, near Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, died 11 Mar 2004, Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; and Janice M. Westfall. Glen Jacob "Jake" Westfall narried 2nd Elizabeth Roseman 4 Sep 1948 in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. He married 3rd Marie Louise Wagner 27 Feb 1954 Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. She was born 6 Feb 1926, Arlington, Columbia County, Wisconsin, and died 7 Jan 1997, Columbia County, Wisconsin.

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(3aaa) Jacob "Jack" Westfall and Eva (Robinson) Westfall's son Forrest Raymond "Ray" Westfall born 11 Feb 1914, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, died 29 Jan 1990, Mercy Hospital, Laredo, Webb County, Texas. Ray spent his working years as a farmer near Oakville and Columbus Junction, Iowa, and driving a truck around the Midwest. He married Marilyn Sexton March 1, 1941, at Oakville, Iowa, and they had 8 children-Keith Westfall, Karl Westfall, Max Westfall, Mal Westfall, Nancy (Westfall) Wagner, Bruce Westfall, Kay (Westfall) Elshoff, and Paul Westfall. ---------- Forrest Raymond "Ray" Westfall's obituary - The Morning Sun News-Herald - F. Ray Westfall died January 29, 1990, at Mercy Hospital, Laredo, Texas, following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held Thursday, February 1 at the Methodist Church, Zapata, Texas, with Pastor Bill Nogues officiating. Mr. Westfall was born February 11, 1914, at Morning Sun, Iowa, to Jacob and Eva Robertson Westfall. He was reared and educated in the Morning Sun area. He married Marilyn Sexton March 1, 1941, at Oakville, Iowa. To this union 8 children were born: Keith, Columbus City, Iowa; Karl, Romona, California; Max, Muscatine, Iowa; Mal, Muscatine, Iowa; Nancy Wagner, Morning Sun, Iowa; Bruce, Milpitas, California; Kay Elshoff, DeKalb, Illinois; and Paul of Columbus Junction, Iowa. There are 20 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. Ray spent his working years as a farmer near Oakville and Columbus Junction, and driving a truck around the Midwest. He was a past master of Wapello A.F. & A.M. Number 5. He was also a member of O. E. S. of Wapello and Zapata. Surviving Ray are his wife and children and a brother Glenn of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and several nieces and nephews. His parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters proceeded him in death. A memorial fund has been established. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Iowa.

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(1aaaa) Forest Ray Westfall and Marilyn J. (Sexton) Westfall's son Karl Ray Westfall was born Jun. 25, 1944 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, and died Jun. 10, 2011 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorad. He married Delores Dockendorff on June 12, 1965, ahd they had these children--Cristine (Westfall) Julian; Dawn Westfall; Dustin Westfall; and Dianne (Westfall) Kiefer. ----- Karl Ray Westfall's obituary - Karl Ray Westfall passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 in Pueblo West at 66. He was son of Ray and Marilyn Westfall. He married Delores Dockendorff on June 12, 1965. Mr. Westfall's hobbies including gold panning and being outside. He worked as a Technical Writer for NCR until he retired. He was a Member of Colorado Springs GPAA and Colorado Gold Diggers Association of Canon City. He is survived by his wife, his mother of Zapata, TX, his children; Cristine (Dennis) Julian of New London, IA, Dawn Westfall of Pueblo West, Dustin Westfall of La Habra, CA and Dianne (Henry) Kiefer of Pueblo, his grandchildren; Karla Westfall of Pueblo West, Ethan and Alexander Julian of New London, IA, James, Korinne and Ashtian Kiefer of Pueblo, and his siblings Keith (Becky) Westfall, Max (Joyce) Westfall, Mal (Karen) Westfall, Nancy (Bill) Wagner, Bruce (Nancy) Westfall, Paul Westfall and Kay (Ed) Elshoff. He is preceded in death by his father. Based on his wishes he will be cremated. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers or food, donations in his name can be made to the American Heart Association, 1586 S. 21st Street, Suite 10, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-4260. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com Versions of this obituary were published in Pueblo Chieftain, Ramona Sentinel, and Burlington Hawkeye. His remains were scattered on his property up in Wyoming by his wife and one of his daughters. His grave marker is located at Jagger Cemetery, outside of Danville, Iowa.

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(4aaa) Jacob "Jack" Westfall and Eva (Robinson) Westfall's daughter Lillian Mae Westfall was born 6 Jan 1899, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, and died 7 Nov 1976, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. She married Clifford Wayne "Wayne" Wagg 4 Oct 1919 Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. He was born 1 Jan 1899, Louisa County, Iowa, and died 15 Jan 1976, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Children of Clifford Wayne "Wayne" Wagg and Lillian Mae (Westfall) Wagg were-Mary Eloise Wagg born 18 Apr 1920, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, died 20 Mar 1999, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Elizabeth Juanita "Juanita" Wagg born 2 May 1921, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 10 Dec 2012, Great River Medical Center's Klein Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; William Andrew Wagg born 1 Dec 1922, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 18 Jun 1973, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Jean Verlie Wagg born 25 Aug 1925, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 12 Nov 1989, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois; James Dean "Jim" Wagg; Phyllis Louise Wagg born 13 Sep 1933, d. 22 Jun 1935, Iowa City Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; and Donna Mae Wagg born 31 Dec 1938, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, died 3 Jul 1995, Vencor Hospital, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois. -------- Lillian Mae (Westfall) Wagg's obituary - 8 Nov 1976, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa - the Muscatine Journal, Wapello (IA) -- Lillian Mae Wagg, 77, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Burlington Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Dudgeon- McCully Funeral Home Wapello. Pastor Elbert Larvick will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Lillian Mae Westfall was born January 6, 1899, in Morning Sun, the daughter of Jacob and Eva Robertson Westfall. She married Wayne Wagg October 4, 1919, in Morning Sun. Survivors include a son, James of Washburn; four daughters, Mary Eloise Treman of Galesburg, Illinois, Juanita Salazer of Burlington, Jean Tucker of Iuka, Illinois, Donna Hayes of Oakville; two brothers, Glen Westfall of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and Ray Westfall of Columbus Junction; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1976, a son, a daughter, a brother, and a sister.

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(5aaa) Jacob "Jack" Westfall and Eva (Robinson) Westfall's daughter Vinnie Westfall was born 3 Feb 1903, Cotter, Louisa County, Iowa, and died 23 Sep 1976, Burlington Medical Center Klein Unit, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. She married Albert "Ross" Walker February 23, 1922, at the Methodist Parsonage in Wapello, Iowa. Marriage Announcement - 2 Mar 1922 - Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa - The Morning Sun News-Herald - Miss Vinnie Westfall of this city, and Mr. Ross A. Walker, a son of N. Walker, northeast of town, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Wapello, Thursday, February 23d, the Reverend O. E. McBride officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Westfall of this city. These estimable, young people will have the best wishes of all. They will go to housekeeping on a farm near this place. Albert "Ross" and Vinnie, (Westfall) Walker's grave is located at Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Walker, Ross A. 1899 - 1936; Vinnie 1903 - 1976" - The Headstone of Albert "Ross" and Vinnie (Westfall) Walker. Children of Albert "Ross" Walker and Vinnie (Westfall) Walker were-Donald Ross Walker born 1 Dec 1922, farm south of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, died 17 Sep 2000, Kingsway Arms Nursing Home, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York; Ralph Leroy Walker born 23 Nov 1927, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, died 9 Apr 2009, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Lela Maxine Walker born 10 Sep 1929, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa, died 15 Oct 1977, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana; and Kenneth Phillip Walker. ---------- Vinnie (Westfall) Walker's obituary - Mrs. Vinnie Walker, 73, of 2830 Winegard Drive, died in the Klein Unit, Burlington Medical Center, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23 (1976). The daughter of Jacob and Eva Robertson Westfall, she was born February 3, 1903, in Louisa County. She married Ross Walker February 23, 1922, in Wapello; he died in April 1936. Surviving: Three sons, Donald, Clifton Park, New York, Kenneth, Terre Haute, Indiana, and Ralph, Urbandale; daughter, Lela Miller, Huntington, Indiana; two brothers, Glenn Westfall, Baraboo, Wisconsin, and Raymond Westfall, Columbus Junction; sister Lillian Wagg, Wapello; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral 10 am Monday, Lunning Chapel, Reverend Robert V. Gildner; Elmwood cemetery, Morning Sun.

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(2aa) Reuben and Mercy Jane (Racer) Westfall's son William M. Westfall was born October 18, 1868, Columbus Junction, IA, and died March 17, 1948, buried Wapello Cemetary, He married Bazella "Bazzie" Dotson 22 Mar 1894 in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. She was born 10 Mar 1875, Iowa, died 22 Jul 1957, Iowa. Bazella "Bazzie" Dotson was a daughter of David and Lydia (Bier) Dotson, and they had 2 children-Louva Oleta Westfall born 23 Jan 1897, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, died 16 Dec 1979, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota; and Virgil Eldon Westfall born 23 Jun 1904, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa, died 5 Oct 1967, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. ------- William M. Westfall Biography (1911) - History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 - William Westfall, who is engaged in farming in Elliott (sic: Eliot) township, is a native of Louisa county, his birth having here occurred October 18, 1867. He is a son of Reuben and Jane (Racer) Westfall, the mother a native of Virginia. The father passed away in 1870 but the mother still survives and makes her home in Oakville. Of the five children born unto Mr. and Mrs. Westfall two are deceased: Albert, who was the third in order of birth; and Thomas, who was the youngest member of the family. Those surviving are as follows: Jacob, the eldest, who is a resident of Louisa county; Lettie, the wife of John Haight, also of this county; and William, who is the fourth in order of birth. Born and reared on a farm William Westfall has always lived in the country and obtained his education in the district schools. As is the case with the majority of farmer lads he was early assigned duties and responsibilities about the homestead which were increased as his strength developed. After laying aside his text-books he gave his entire attention to assisting his widowed mother in the operation of the farm until his marriage. Immediately thereafter he purchased twenty acres of land south of Oakville upon which he located, continuing its cultivation for five years thereafter. At the expiration of that period he disposed of that place and bought forty acres in Elliott township, whereon he resided for eighteen months. He then sold it and bought his present farm which contains ninety-five and a half acres. During the period of his occupancy he has wrought many improvements upon his place and now owns one of the valuable and attractive properties of the township. Although engaged in general farming Mr. Westfall makes a specialty of the raising and feeding of hogs, which venture has proven to be very profitable. Mr. Westfall married Miss Bazzie Dotson, a daughter of David and Lydia (Bier) Dotson. Her father is deceased but the mother is surviving and makes her home in Newport, this county. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Westfall has been blessed with a son and daughter: Louva Oleda, now attending high school; and Virgil Eldon. Mr. Westfall holds membership in the Odd Fellows lodge of Oakville, and both he and his wife are affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he has ever remained true to the principles of democracy, the policy of which party he deems best adapted to subserve the interests of the majority. He has never been an office seeker, however, always having felt that his own best interests required his undivided attention in the direction and supervision of his business. (The Biography of William M. Westfall (1868-1948) Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 308-309.)

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(3aa) Reuben and Mercy Jane (Racer) Westfall's daughter Lettie Ann Westfall was born March 21, 1865, Columbus Junction, IA, and died December 20, 1942, Louisa Co, IA, and buried Edwards Cemetary, Oakville, IA. She married John Robert Haight 12 Nov 1886 in Louisa County, Iowa. He was born 21 Apr 1865, Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa, and died 4 Jul 1930. They had 3 children (names unknown).

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(3a) Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westfall's son Jacob E. Westfall was born May 8, 1836, and died May 30, 1910. He was buried in Grant City Cemetary, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri. He married Margaret Hannah Bebb/Bibb (1848 - 1940) October 20, 1864 in Louisa Co, IA. Children of Jacob Westfall and Margaret Hannah Bebb were-Samuel W. Westfall (1874 - 1936); Lulu Westfall, Cyril Nathaniel Westfall (1866 - 1941); Carol;ne M Westfall Rhodes (1867 - 1944); Clement G. Westfall born about 1872, Thomas LeRoy Westfall (1881 - 1918), Morning Sun, IA; Female Child Westfall born October 01, 1885, Wapello, IA.

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(1aa) Jacob E. Westfall and Margaret Hannah (Bibb) Westfall's son Cyril Nathaniel Westfall was born Jan. 27, 1866 in Iowa, and died May 27, 1941 in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. Son of Jacob E. Westfall born Iowa and Margaret H. (Bibb). Married September 2, 1894 to Lulu M. Mobley, who survives. Died at his home, aged 75y 4m 0d. Survived by children Forrest G. and Mrs. Aileen Guess; sisters Mrs. Carrie Rhodes of Ravenwood, MO, Mrs. Lulu Young of Denver, Colo.; brother Clem G. Westfall of Boise, Idaho; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Buried in Grandview East Cemetery.

Cyril Nathaniel Westfall's Spouse: Lulu M Mobley Westfall (1876 - 1957). Children: Forrest G. Westfall; and Mrs. Aileen Westfall Guess. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, Plot: SECTION D, ROW 24.

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(4a) Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westfall's son Allen Pearson Westfall was born May 16, 1839 in Iowa, and died May 02, 1918 in Corning, CA. He married Sarah Emeline Bonham. Children of Allen Pearson Westfall and Sarah Emeline Bonham were-Eva L. Westfall born about 1870, Oscar H. Westfall born about 1872, Oscar A. Westfall born about February 1873, Harry L. Westfall born about 1875, Martha J. Westfall born about May 1878, Ethel M. Westfall born about November 1880, Bertha S. Westfall born about August 1883, Clara L. Westfall born about June 1885, Earl L. Westfall born about November 1888, Charles E. Westfall born about July 1891, and Ray V. Westfall born about July 1893.

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(5a) Jacob and Caroline (Elliott) Westall's son William Wadsworth Westfall was born 26 Dec 1841 in Iowa City, IA, and died 10 Sep 1916 in Ft. Collins, Larimer Co., CO. He is buried at Ft. Collins, Larimer Co., CO. He married in 1866 to Harriet Redburn born 20 Dec 1843 in England. Child of William Wadsworth Westfall and Harriet Redburn was-Perry A. Westfall.

(1aaa) William Wadsworth Westfall and Harriet (Redburn) Westfall's son Perry Allen Westfall was born 12 May 1867 in Iowa. He married Mary Hester "Hety" Redburn, daughter of John Riley Redburn. She was born in 1878 in Soap Creek, Iowa. Children of Perry A. Westfall and Mary Hester "Hety" (Redburn) Westfall were-Vernon A. Westfall born in 1895 in Grant City, MO; Walter B. Westfall born in in Grant City, MO; Carl Westfall born in in Grant City, MO; May S. Westfall born 16 Jan 1903 in Clarkston, WA; and Charles Arthur "Art" Westfall born 30 Jul 1906 in Clarkston, WA, married 1st Irene Austin of Lewiston, Idaho.

(3) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son Levi Westfall was born in 1810, Miami Co. OH, and died September 10, 1879 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. He married Susan Clearwater August 22, 1828 in Montgomery Co. IN. She was born in 1811 in OH, and died December 22, 1895 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. Her burial was in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. Levi Westfall Farmed 800 acres in McLean Co. IL.

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Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall had 12 children-Eliza Jane Westfall, Reuben Westfall, John A Westfall (1833 - 1921), Angeline Westfall, Owen C. Westfall (1838 - 1884), Susan M. Westfall, William Harrison Westfall (1843 - 1881), Ashby Westfall, Nathan Westfall, Harrison Westfall, Harriet Westfall Martin (1852 - 1880), and Mary E. Westfall Nazworthy (1854 - 1878).

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(1a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's daughter Eliza Jane Westfall was born June 19, 1829 in IN, and died January 06, 1850, McLean Co. IL. She married John P. Barr, March 25, 1845 in IL. They Had 3 children.

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(2a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son Reuben Westfall born March 07, 1830, IN, died After 1850 in McLean Co. IL. He was a Union Army Civil War Veteran Co. I. 39th Reg. He possibly married 2nd Sarah Elizabeth Walden.

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(3a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son John A. Westfall was born February 03, 1833 in Crawfordsville IN, and died July 26, 1921 in Galesburg IL. His burial was in Knoxville IL. He married Almira Redebaugh December 11, 1859 in Lewistown, IL. He was a Union Army Civil War Veteran Co. H. 193rd Reg. He did some spying for the Union forces, but was captured by the Confederates. They had three children.

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(4a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's daughter Angeline Westfall was born July 02, 1835 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died September 06, 1905 in Bloomington, McLean Co. IL. She married John P. Barr, September 03, 1852 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. She married the widower of her sister. She & John Barr had 9 children.

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(5a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son Owen C. Westfall was born June 12, 1838 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died September 06, 1884. His burial was in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. He married Angeline Harsh September 10, 1868 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL. She was born April 14, 1853 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL, and died July 03, 1885 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL. Owen was a private in the Union Army in the Civil War Co. H. 62nd Reg. He had blue eyes and was 5' 8" tall. Angeline divorced him 28 Nov 1877. Owen lived in KS in 1877. He may have married an Alice Miller 1878 in Guthrie Co. IA, although this is unproven. Angeline married 2nd John Goetz and they had a son Perry.

Owen and Angeline (Harsh) Westfall had 3 children-Clara Cordelia Westfall born August 09, 1869 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co., Il, and died About 1899 in WA; Cortez Finando Westfall born March 31, 1872 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL, and died October 01, 1952 in Malden, Whitman Co. WA, burial Rosalia, Whitman Co. WA (He was never married); and Lyman Francis Westfall born July 02, 1874 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL, and died November 01, 1942, Malden, Whitman Co. WA.

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(6a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's daughter Susan M. Westfall was born July 05, 1841 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died November 03, 1909 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. Her burial was in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL. She married James W. Brewer, About 1861 in McLean Co. IL. They had 6 children.

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(7a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son William Harrison Westfall was born January 09, 1843 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and he died July 15, 1881 in Winston, Daviess Co. MO. Burial: Old Plattsburg Cemetery, Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri. He married Eliza Jand Sweany (1850 - 1925), September 29, 1867 in Daviess Co. MO. She died in Eugene, Lane Co. OR. He was a Union Army Civil War Veteran. He was a train conductor. He was killed by the Jesse James gang in a train holdup (age 38). On July 15, 1881 the James gang robbed the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad train near Winston, MO. The James gang shot and killed Frank McMillan and conductor William Westfall.

William Westfall and his family were living in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri when the 1880 census was taken. William Westfall and Eliza J. (Sweany) Westfall had 4 children-Daniel S. Westfall born in 1868 in Missouri, died 1947; Lewis L. Westfall born in 1870 in Missouri, died 1942; Laura Susan Westfall (1872 - 1875); and Willie Ann Westfall born in 1878 in Missouri, died 1957.

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Note: I found this article on the internet which has information about the James Gang train robbery when conductor William Westfall was killed at this website- http://www.knology.net/~lonesomedove/tiowhjul.html

1881- Winston, Missouri- the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad -Winston Train Robbery- the train was robbed east of Winston and west of Gallatin, Missouri in Daviess County. During the robbery William Westfall, the conductor was shot twice and was killed as well as Frank Mc Millan Jr. a stone mason who was caught in crossfire. Stories of revenge surfaced afterwards indicating that Mr. Westfall was the conductor for the Pinkertons the night they threw the bomb at the James Farm Home which killed young Archie Samuel and resulted in mother Zerelda James-Samuels arm being amputated. It is generally believed that there were five to seven robbers at the Winston Robbery. The men could have netted as much as $ 2,000.00. There were reports varied $ 8,000.00 to $15,000.00. In August 1883, Frank James was tried and acquitted.

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William Harrison Westfall's wife Eliza Jane (Sweany) Westfall was born Feb. 13, 1850 in Civil Bend, Daviess County, Missouri, and died Dec. 25, 1925 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Interment at Masionc Cemetery 27 Dec 1927 and then transfered and interment at Rest-Haven 27 Oct 1938. Burial: Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. ---- Eliza Jane (Sweany) Westfall's obituary - Eugene Register Guard, 26 Dec 1925 pg2 - Funeral Planned For Mrs. Westfall - The funeral of Mrs. Eliza J. Westfall, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs P.J. Bartle, 341 Twelfth avenue east will be held tomorrow afternoon with the Rev. E.V. Stivers pastor of the Christian church in charge. The services will probably be at 2 o'clock at the Veatch chapel, although the exact time was not definite. Those surviving Mrs. Westfall are the following children: Mrs. Bartle, Eugene; Louis Westfall, Eugene and D.S. Westfall, Carmen, Okla., two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Gilbert of Pawnee Rock, Kansas and Mrs. N.B. Stapp, of Oraino, Neb., and a Brother, T.G. Sweeney, Seattle. She Came to Eugene in 1904 and has been a resident ever since. Widow of William H. Westfall, the Conductor killed in the Winston, Missouri Train Robbery 15 July 1881 on the Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. --- She was the daughter of Lewis Sweany (1814 - 1879) and Julianne Elizabeth (Youtsey) Sweany (1812 - 1866). Siblings: John Peter Sweany (1835 - 1913); George Hamilton Sweany (1839 - 1913); Andrew Michael Sweany (1841 - 1908); Lydia M. Sweany Gilbert (1847 - 1940); and Esther Ann Sweany Stapp (1852 - 1927).

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(1aa) William Harrison Westfall and Eliza J. (Sweany) Westfall's daughter Willie Ann Westfall Bartle was born Feb. 13, 1878 in Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri, and died Sep. 10, 1957 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Burial: Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA; Plot: Block 1 Sect 73 lot 2. Wife of Philip John Bartle M.D. Co-founder of the Eugene,Hospital and Daughter to William Harrison Westfall Conductor of the Rock Island & Pacific RR that was robbed by the James Gang in Winston,Missouri. William Westfall was murdered during the robbery. They had 2 children-William W. Bartle and Ruth Bartle.

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Willie Ann (Westfall) Bartle's obituary - Bartle - Willie Ann Bartle of 341 East 12th passed away September 10, 1957. She was born February 13, 1878. They came to Eugene from Carmen, Oklahoma in 1905. Mrs. Bartle was a member of the Methodist Church and is survived by Mrs. Ruth Raessler of Burbank, California, and William Bartle of Eugene; Three grandchildren, Billie Jean Cubbage of Portland, Ruth and Mary Lee Bartle of Eugene; One great granddaughter, Carrie Ann Cubbage. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 13, 1957, at 1:30 P.M. in the England Funeral Home, Pearl at 10th. Rev Clarence J. Forsberg officiating with interment in Rest-Haven Memorial. (Eugene Register-Guard Newspaper (Eugene, OR), 12 Sep 1957)

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Willie Ann (Westfall) Bartle's husband Dr. Philip John Bartle's obituary - Bartle, Philip - Tuesday, September 5, 1944 - Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Dr. P. J. Bartle Taken By Death - Dr. Philip John Bartle, 70, of 341 Twelfth Avenue east, for nearly 40 years a physician in Eugene, died Tuesday morning a the Eugene hospital, of which he was one of the founders. He had been ill for some time recently, and had been retired from active practice of the past four years. Dr. Bartle was born at Addison, N.Y., June 4, 1874. Later he moved to Kansas with his parents. He was graduated from Barnes medical school in St. Louis, now part of the University of St. Louis, in 1896, when he was 21, and began his medical career at that age. He practiced first at Pawnee, Kans., and Carmen, Okla. He was married to Willie Ann Westfall at Alvah, Okla., July 28, 1899, and they came to Eugene in May, 1905. He was one of the pioneer physicians of the community, who traveled by horse and buggy and by stage and boat, before the advent of the automobile. He was at one time associated in partnership with his nephew, Dr. W. B. Neal, and later Dr. C. D. Donahue joined the firm. They operated the Willamette hospital, a small institution. Later, in 1923, the three joined with Drs. William Kuykendall, N. E. Winnard and M. G. Howard, who operated the Eugene hospital where now is the Rose Court apartments, in establishing the larger hospital where it now is located, forming the Eugene Hospital company. Dr. Bartle was president of the Oregon State Medical association from 1922 to 1923; is a past president of the Lane County Medical society; a fellow of the American Medical association for 40 years, and member of the Pacific Northwest Medical association. He was one of the original committee members forming the Pacific Northwest group, and served on the board of counselors of both this and the state group. He was president of the Oregon State Hospital association, as well as the Eugene Hospital company. He was a board member of the First Methodist church, and a charter member of the Eugene Lions club. Surviving are his wife; one son, William W. Bartle, Lane county district attorney, on leave for service in the U.S. navy; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Raesler of Burbank, Calif.; two grandchildren, Billie Jean and Ruth Ann Bartle; two nephews, Dr. William B. Neal of Eugene and Stanford Bartle of Seattle; two nieces, Mrs. Helen Edblom and Mrs. Dorothy Bettis, both of Eugene. A brother, Dr. Ira B. Bartle, who also had known a long and notable career in medicine, died this year in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Funeral services will be announced later through the Branstetter-Simon mortuary.

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(2aa) William Harrison Westfall and Eliza J. (Sweany) Westfall's son Daniel S. Westfall was born Sep. 16, 1868 in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri, and died Nov. 5, 1947 in Roy, Harding County, New Mexico. Burial: Roy Cemetery, Roy, Harding County, New Mexico. He married Rozella Burger (1872 - 1951), and they had these children: Laura M. Westfall Fox (1892 - 1972); William Lawrence Westfall (1896 - 1954); George Westfall (1898 - 1973); Clarence R. Westfall (1900 - 1927); Sherman Westfall (1902 - 1905); and Raymond Louis Westfall (1905 - 1970).

Daniel S. Westfall's obituary - FUNERAL SERVICE FOR D.S. WESTFALL THIS AFTERNOON - Daniel Sylvester Westfall, 79, a resident of the Roy Community since 1926,died Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, at 5 a.m. at his home in the north part of town. The cause of death was a kidney and heart ailment. Mr. Westfall was born near Plattsburg, Mo., the eldest of William and Eliza Westfall. His father, a conductor on the Rock Island railway, operating between St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., was slain by the Jesse James gang during one of their holdups and robberies. Attack on the passenger train was made just as it left Winston, Mo. As the James boys entered the rear end of the train and commanded all to raise their hands, Grandpa Westfall had just started to drop tickets into his pocket, the move being interpreid by the James gang as a move to reach for a gun, they fired and he was instantly killed. Looting the train, the robbers collected many pieces of jewelry from the passengers and crew, but they failed to take a 17-jewel Elgin watch, which had been possession of the late Mr. Westfall since 1881. Three weeks ago the time piece was presented to the oldest son W.L.(Bill) Westfall, who regards it highly as a family heirloom. Mr. Westfall and his mother, along with a brother Louis and a sister Willie Westfall moved to Nebraska where Daniel in latter years met and married Miss Rozillia Burger. At opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma, Mr. Westfall and a brother made the run and staked homesteads near the present town of Carmen, where the Westfalls resided for 30 years. To the Westfalls were born seven children, six sons and one daughter, four of whom are still living. Besides the widow at Roy the survivors are Margaret Fox, Eugene, Ore., William L., Hawthorne, Calif., George D., of Farley, N.M. and Raymond L. of Alamogordo. During their stay in Oklahoma the Westfalls saw the country grow from a desolate grass area to one of the richest farming sections in the state. They also saw the building of three railroads into their town. In 1920 Mr. Westfall bought a section of land near Farley and in 1926 he acquired the Dr. Ames farm two miles east of Roy where he made his home until 1942 when he was stricken the aliment that caused his death. It was in that year that he returned to Roy and bought a home where he has been practically bedfast for many months. Funeral services will be held at the Roy Christian church this afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Couey C. Harris, local Baptist Minister, in Charge.

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(1aaa) Daniel S. Westfall and Rozella (Burger) Westfall's son William Lawrence Westfall was born Mar. 28, 1896, and died Apr. 14, 1954. Burial: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.He married Georgianna Wright (1899 - 1987), and they had a daughter-Helen Rose Westfall Morgan (1920 - 1999).

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(1aaaa) William Lawrence Westfall and Georgianna (Wright) Westfall's daughter Helen Rose Westfall Morgan was born to William Lawrence Westfall and Georgianna Wright on 1 November 1920 in Altus, Oklahoma. She had four sisters; Dorothy Gay(1923-1996), Willie Lucille(1925-1974), DeLean Alba(1927-1946), and Mary Lou(1930-living). By 1930, they were living in Wheatland, New Mexico. Helen met and married Homer Arthur Nolin. They had three children; Ruth Ann(1937-2009), Arthur William(1941-2001) and Troy Franklin(1944-living). Homer and Helen divorced. While living in Oregon, she met and married Robert Wesley Morgan(1927-1992) on 3 November 1956 in Skamania County, Washington. She lived in Willamette since the late 1950's or early 1960's. According to family, her ashes were scattered on top of her mother, Georgianna Westfall, who is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City, by her daughter, Ruth Ann.

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(2aaa) Daniel S. Westfall and Rozella (Burger) Westfall's son Raymond Louis Westfall was born Apr. 17, 1905 in Carmen, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, and died Aug. 28, 1970 in Texas Burial: Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico. Resided in Alamogordo, NM but Died in Dallas, Texas. He married Ruby Fern Murray (1905 - 2003), and they had a son-Stanley Louis Westfall (1935 - 2009).

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(3aaa) Daniel S. Westfall and Rozella (Burger) Westfall's daughter Laura M Westfall Fox's obituary - Fox- Laura Magaret Fox of 2451 1/2 City View, Eugene, passed away June 8,1972. She was born July 30,1892 in Doniphan, Nebraska. Married J. Fred Fox June 11,1916, at Yewed, Oklahoma. He Survives her. She had been a memeber of the Lighthouse Temple and Rebeka Lodge. Mother of Lawrece A. of Eugene, Sherman P. of Burbank, Ira H. of Springfield,Gerald F. of Centralia: Brother Daniel O.S.B. of St. Martins, Olympia; two Children preceded her in death; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister of George Westfall of El Paso,Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 10th at 10 a.m. in the England Funeral Home. Reverend Cliff Scott officiating.

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(8a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son Ashby Westfall was born About 1844 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died in 1905 in St. Clair MO. He married Martha Morris About 1874 in Shelby MO.

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(9a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son Nathan Westfall was born in Sept. 5, 1849 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died February 16, 1925 at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, Illinois, McLean Co. IL. Burial: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. He married Louisa Ann Gough (1848 - 1894) on April 06, 1871 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL. They had 6 children-(1) Margaret May Westfall born on 7 Mar 1872, died 1954; (2) Richard Newton Westfall born on 3 Nov 1873; (3) Lewis Levi Westfall born on 9 Dec 1875; (4) Harriet Ann Westfall born on 13 Jan 1878; (5) Jacob Westfall born in 1880; and another child (name unknown).

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(1aa) Nathan and Louisa Ann (Gough) Westfall's daughter Margaret May "Maggie" Westfall was born on 7 Mar 1872, and died 1954. Margaret married Lee W. Ellis born in Bloomington, Mclean, Illinois on Dec 1869, died 1947, son of Ambrose Ellis and Catherine J Brown, and they had 8 children-Lydia Ellis Pettibon born in 1891, died 1914; Catharine Ellis born in 1892; Margaret Ellis born in 1896; Lee H. Ellis born in 1898, died 1973, married Hazel Dillman; Rose H. Ellis Price born in 1901; Theodore Ellis born in 1903; George Ellis born in 1904; and Florence Ellis Pochel born in 1907.

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(1aaa) Lee Bud Ellis and Margaret May (Westfall) Ellis's son Lee H. Ellis was born Jan. 19, 1898 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, and died Apr. 17, 1973 in Normal, McLean County, Illinois. Burial: East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. He married Hazel Dillman Nov. 17, 1921, in Clinton, Illinois. She died Jan. 30, 1964, and they had these children-Herb Ellis, and Ermalca (Ellis) Doyle.

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Lee H. Ellis's obituary - Lee H. Ellis, who had cafes in downtown Bloomington at the turn of the century died Tuesday. The Budd Ellis Restaurant was at 201 W. Washington in 1901 and at 105 W. Front in 1911. Later there was the Quick Lunch Room at 105 S. Center. Lee II Ellis was with his father until 1934, when he moved to 215 S. Main. He stayed there until 1953. Herb joined his father in the business in about 1940s. Mr. Ellis lived at 109 W. Mulberry. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Beck Memorial Home, with Dr. Robert Calderwood officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Mr. Ellis was born Jan. 19, 1898, in Bloomington. His parents were Lee Budd and Margaret Westfall Ellis. He married Hazel Dillman Nov. 17, 1921, in Clinton. She died Jan. 30, 1964. Surviving in addition to Herb Ellis are a daughter, Mrs. Ermalca Doyle, 1225 E. Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Pochel and Mrs. Rose Price, both in California; a brother, George, Louisville Ky.; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchldren. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Lee H. Ellis, 75, who operated restaurants in Bloomington for many years, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Brokaw Hospital. Mr. Ellis and a son, Herb, now living in Palm Springs, Calif., were at 602 N. Main from 1953 until 1963, when the elder man retired. His life in the restaurant business started at an early age with his father.

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(2aa) Nathan and Louisa Ann (Gough) Westfall's son Richard N. Westfall, and Margaret "Maggie" (Westfall) Ellis' brother's obituary, Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) 27 Mar 1953 - Richard N. Westfall, 79, whose last address was 414 University St, died of cancer of the throat at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been in the hospital since Dec. 8, 1952. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beck Memorial Home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Westfall was born Nov. 3, 1873, at Le Roy, the son of Nathan and Louisen Gough Westfall. He had been a restaurant proprietor in Bloomington for 40 years.

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(10a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's son Harrison Westfall was born About 1850 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL.

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(11a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's daughter Harriet Westfall was born May 18, 1852 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died April 18, 1880 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL. She married William H. Martin February 21, 1871 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL.

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(12a) Levi and Susan (Clearwater) Westfall's daughter Mary E. Westfall was born February 28, 1854 in LeRoy, McLean Co. IL, and died October 16, 1878 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL. She married Richard E. Nasworthy, December 24, 1868 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL. Her burial was in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. IL.

(4) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son Cornelius Westfall was born in 1812 in Miami Co. OH, and died May 1880 in Clackamas Co. OR. He married Eleanor Rouse, the daughter of William Rouse, and they had a son William M. Westfall.

(5) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son Nathan Westfall was born in 1815 in Miami Co. OH, and died May 28, 1887 in Yamhill Co. OR. He married Catherine Mckee, October 15, 1837. Nathan Had 10 children by Catherine Mckee, 1 by 2nd wife Maggie Stimson, 6 by 3rd wife Martha Conger, and 1 by 4th wife. He lived E. Chehalem (Yamhill Co. OR). Martha Conger was born in AR. Married Martha in IA.

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Note: I found the following information about Nathan Westfall on the internet at this website- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/7259/westfall.html

Notes for NATHAN WESTFALL: From YELLOW SPRING AND HURON, published in 1897 by J.W. Merrill in Mediapolis, IA "South of all these, on the Bottom road, Nathan Westfall made a claim, but sold to Joash Hedges, and went further out from the bluff, on the Prindle farm. His marriage to Katie McKee was the first wedding within the bounds of Huron township. He lived here a number of years, and then parted from his wife and went to Oregon. His wife, Aunt Katie, as she was generally called, lived in the neighborhood many years, mostly with her brother, James McKee. After his death, Aunt Katie went to the home of a sister, in Michigan, where she died late in 1893.

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Children of Nathan Westfall and Catherine Mckee were-Louisa J. Westfall born August 11, 1838, died August 30, 1841 in Des Moines CO, IA, and buried in Hawkeye Cemetery; Betsy Ann Westfall born about 1840; Mary Jane Westfall born about 1842; James H. Westfall born June 23, 1844, died February 02, 1846, Des Moines Co, and buried IA Hawkeye Cemetery; Webster M. Westfall born May 17, 1848 in Iowa, and died August 23, 1851 in Des Moines Co, IA, and buried in Hawkeye Cemetery; Margaret Westfall born about June 1849; Melonie Westfall born about 1852; John W. Westfall born about 1855; Julius Westfall born July 04, 1857, died January 21, 1860 in Des Moines Co, and buried in IA Hawkeye Cemetery; Female Infant Westfall born November 09, 1859, died November 09, 1859 in Des Moines Co, IA, and buried in Hawkeye Cemetery.

(6) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's daughter Parmelia J. Westfall was born in 1817 in Miami Co. OH, and died After 1864 in WA. She married Josiah V. Edwards in 1836 in Des Moines, Co. IA. They Moved to WA in 1864. They had 8 children.

(7) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son Reuben F. Westfall was born in 1820 in Miami Co. OH, and died in 1887 in WY. He married Malinda Scalinger in 1852 in IL, and they had 12 children-Adelaide Westfall Larson born in 1871; John Henry Westfall; Henry Chester Westfall born in 1864; James Leoman Westfall born in 1858; Lewis Westfall born in 1860 in MO; Benjamin Westfall born in 1853; Levi Westfall born in 1856; Francis Galera Westfall born in 1867; Samartha Westfall born in 1863; Judy Bertha Westfall born in 1869; Florence Westfall born in 1875; and 1 other child (name unknown).

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(1a) Reuben F. Westfall and Malinda (Scalinger) Westfall's daughter Adelaide Westfall Larson was born in 1871 in Iowa, and died in 1949. Adelaide married Andrew L. Larson, and they had a daughter-Doris Edwa Larson Schluter.

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(1aa) Andrew L. Larson and Adelaide (Westfall) Larson's daughter Doris Edwa Larson Schluter was born Oct. 2, 1889 in Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming, and died Mar. 29, 1962 in Washington. Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. She married Herbert Belmont Schluter (1883 - 1969), 23 April 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

(8) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son William Westfall was born November 25, 1823 in Miami Co. OH, and died January 09, 1887 in Linn County, MO. Burial: Price Cemetery, Linn County, Missouri. He married Mary Ellen Simmons (1826 - 1880) March 24, 1845 in Des Moines, IA, and they had these children--Warren L Westfall (1848 - 1922); William Orange Westfall (1852 - 1929); and Fremont Rubin Westfall (1857 - 1935).

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(1a) William Lee Westfall and Mary Ellen (Simmons) Westfall's son Warren Westfall was born March 01, 1848 in Iowa, and died April 07, 1922 in Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri. He married Olive Bernice Seavey (1860 - 1927) May 14, 1879. Children of Warren Westfall and Olive Bernice Seavey were-Mina Bernice Westfall Hale (1881 - 1968); Linley Blanchard Westfall (1882 - 1956) who had a son Raymond V. Westfall; Roy Lesley Westfall (1887 - 1963); Mabel Edith Westfall Newland (1890 - 1918); and Laurence Lee Westfall born January 29, 1880, Polk Co., MO, died November 1958, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Co., CO, married Nora Davison June 29, 1902.

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(1aa) Warren L. Westfall and Olive B. (Seavey) Westfall's son Linley Blanchard Westfall was born Jul. 23, 1882 in Missouri, and died Dec. 7, 1956 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri. He married Myrtle Vincent (1887 - 1972), and they had a son-Raymond Earl Westfall (1911 - 1971).

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(1aaa) Linley Blanchard Westfall and Myrtle (Vincent) Westfall's son Raymond Earl "Johnny" Westfall was born Feb. 28, 1911 in Missouri, and died Aug. 14, 1971 in Missouri. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri. Inscription: Married Nov 21 1937 - State Representative 1969-1971 - at bottom of stone: Not What I Can Take But What Can I Give. He married Hamlin (1916 - 2000) Nov 21 1937. Ne was a Missouri State Representative 1969-1971. He operated a general store in Halfway, MO. He founded Bolivar Candy Co, a wholesale operation, and served in the State Legislature in the district including Polk Co., Missouri.

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(2aa) Warren L. Westfall and Olive B. (Seavey) Westfall's son Laurence Lee Westfall was born Jan. 29, 1880 in Winigan, Sullivan County, Missouri, and died Nov. 19, 1958 in Alameda County, California. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. He was married to (lst) Nora Davison (1883 - 1939) on 29 June 1902 in Dewey, Polk County, Missouri. They had five children-Fae Marie Westfall Moon (1905 - 1999); Bertis Alfred Westfall (1907 - 2007); Donald Edward Westfall (1919 - 1983); Byron Lee Westfall (1903-1972); and Robert Curtis Westfall (1911-?). He married (2nd) Hazel M. Garrett (1907 - 1991) before 1940.

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(1aaa) Laurence Lee Westfall and his 1st wife Nora (Davison) Westfall's daughter Fae Marie Westfall Moon was born Feb. 18, 1905 in Benton County, Missouri, and died Jul. 9, 1999 in Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. Burial: Memory Gardens, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. Fae Marie Westfall was born on February 18, 1905, in Benton County, Missouri to Lawrence Lee (1880-1958) and Nora Davison (1883-1939). She was the second born child and had four brothers: Byron Lee (1903-1972), Bertis Alfred (1907-2007), Robert Curtis (1911-?), and Donald Edward (1919-1983). She married Clem Olynthus (C.O. or Olen) Moon (1907-1970), son of Walter B. (1886-1939) and Maggie I. (Cage) (1887-1954) Moon, on May 25, 1938. They were blessed with three children; a son, Karl Dean Moon (1939-2002), and two daughters. They raised their family in Hobbs, NM with all three children graduating from Hobbs High School. After her husband's death in 1970, Fae moved to the Phoenix, AZ area to live near her youngest daughter where they enjoyed several years of companionship while going to church, shopping, eating out and just hanging together. Next she moved to Midland, TX to be near her other daughter and again enjoyed living near family and grandchildren. Her last move was back to Hobbs, NM where Karl, his 2nd wife and grandchildren enjoyed sharing holidays and other special times with her. Fae was a lady with many talents, she sewed for her girls, made quilt tops, was an excellent cook, loved the Lord and served as a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church, Hobbs, NM for many years. She is respected and remembered as an outstanding woman by all who knew her.

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(1aaaa) Clem Olynthus (C.O. or Olen) Moon and Fae Marie (Westfall) Moon's son Karl Dean Moon's obituary - Karl Dean Moon was born to C.O. and Fae (Westfall) Moon on March 22, 1939 in Kermit, TX. He died on February 20, 2002 at age 62 after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Moon moved to Hobbs in 1947 with his parents and two younger sisters, graduating from Hobbs High School in 1957. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1957. He served as a ground training instructor until he was discharged in 1961. He worked for Hobbs Gas Co. for five years prior to entering radiologic technology school at Lea Region Hospital and additional training in nuclear radiologic technology at University of Arizona in Tucson. Mr. Moon belonged to several professional organizations, including the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Society of Nuclear Medicine. He served in various positions of leadership with the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists. Mr. Moon helped to develop the Nuclear Medicine department at Lea Regional Hospital and served at the "old" and the "new" Lea Regional Hospital. He received the Columbia Lea Regional Medical Center's 1996 First Humanitarian Award on December 17, 1996. After 30+ years of professional service, Mr. Moon retired in January, 1997. Karl was a member of First Baptist Church of Hobbs, NM and a member and board member of the Hobbs Kennel Club. Pastimes included restoring old Corvairs, home improvement projects, planning annual vacations, and visiting with life-long friends, friendships which started upon moving to Hobbs in 2nd grade, continued thru high school, military service and adulthood. At the time of his passing, Karl was survived by his 2nd wife of the home, his two sons and two daughters by his first marriage, three step-children, two sisters and nine grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents and grandparents.

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(2a) William Lee Westfall and Mary Ellen (Simmons) Westfall's son William Orange "W.O." Westfall was born Jun. 15, 1852 in Illinois, and died Dec. 12, 1929 in Linn County, Missouri. Burial: Price Cemetery, Linn County, Missouri. He married Rachel Campbell (1860 - 1927) 15 Sept 1877, and they had these children-Mary May Westfall Foss (1878 - 1964); W. Clarence Westfall (1883 - 1932); Aultie V. Westfall McCollum (1885 - 1968); Ray Westfall (1892 - 1944); Glen Westfall (1896 - 1964); Everett Westfall; and Blanche Westfall Hoselton.

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(1aa) William Orange "W.O." Westfall and Rachel (Campbell) Westfall's son W. Clarence Westfall was born Mar., 1883 in Sullivan County, Missouri, and died in 1932 in Linn County, Missouri. Burial: Price Cemetery, Linn County, Missouri. He married Floy Elsie King (1889 - 1984), and they had these children-Eldon John Westfall (1916 - 1945); Claude Westfall; Ernest Westfall; Nola Westfall Cokerham; Ruby Westfall Quigley; and Mable Westfall Bailey.

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(1aaa) W. Clarence Westfall and Floy Elsie (King) Westfall's son Eldon John Westfall was born Oct. 9, 1916 in New Boston, Linn County, Missouri, and died Oct. 25, 1945 in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico. Burial: Price Cemetery, Linn County, Missouri.

(9) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's daughter Mary Jane Westfall was born About 1824 in Miami Co. OH. She married Sylvester Markham April 29, 1847 in Des Moines, Co. IA. They Had at least 2 children.

(10) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's son Benjamin Westfall was born About 1825 in IN, and died About 1886 in OR. He was a doctor in Hillsboro OR. He was sticken with paralysis. His brother Nathan was appointed guardian.

(11) Reuben and Elizabeth (Tucker) Westfall's daughter Ann C. Westfall was born December 28, 1828 in IN, and died May 03, 1910 in Walker, Los Angeles Co. CA. She married James C. Graham. They had son Julius born in 1849 in IL.

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