Saturday, October 26, 2013

Documents of Amos Tiffin “AT” Davis LaRue, Sr. Family

 A Work in Progress: It's like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, fitting in one piece at a time and wondering at the lovely picture of our kin when they finally reveal themselves. 


Amos Tiffin "AT" Davis LaRue, Sr. + Sarah Ann Stroud = 8 known children
son of 
b. April 17, 1830 (Ohio) – d. April 8, l830 (Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS)
Married on May 3, 1853
daughter of:
b. June 24, 1831 (Indiana) – d. August 19, 1891 (Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS)


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LARUE
Amos LaRue migrated from Canada to Indiana. (Note: Amos was born in Ohio according to the census records. I have no documentation that proves he migrated from Canada to the USA, so I’m not sure where the children of Ray and Abbie LaRue got this information.)

He and his wife, Sara Ann had six sons that migrated from Indiana to Kansas where they more or less lost contact with another. Among these sons was Daniel, born in August 22, 1868, in Indiana. He arrived in Phillips County in 1898.

He was married August 27, 1898 in Stockton, Kan, by Judge Moore, to Deliah, daughter of James and Hester Ann Bailey, grand-daughter of Davis Morris, and great-niece of Robert Morris (NOTE: It is said by family tradition that she was descended from a Morris who signed the Declaration of Independence. There were two Morris' who signed the Declaration, a Robert Morris and Lewis Morris, but we have no documented proof at this time for either. )

Deliah was born March 15, 1880 (1879) in Stanberry, (Gentry Co.) MO.

Daniel LaRue was a mason by trade. He worked in the brick mill in Kirwin and in the flour mill.

Grace Wiley of Kirwin remembers the day when Ray LaRue was born: "Dan and Deliah came over to the farm for some straw tick to make a bed for the baby. It looked so funny because Mrs. LaRue had her bustle on backwards." 

Daniel died October 7, 1934, at Melvern, Kansas (Note: Daniel actually died in a Kansas City hospital due to a broken neck received in a car accident near Melvern.) and is buried at Waverly, Kansas. His widow died March 7, 1943, in Kansas City, and is also buried in Waverly.


Their son Ray moved back to Phillips County in 1957 and bought land in the Kirwin area where he now makes his home.


Children of Daniel and Deliah LaRue:
* Ralph was born in 1899 in Phillips County. He died in 1935.
* (Axie May 1901-1972)
* Ray was born in Phillips County in 1903. He married Abbie Bass in Hill City, Kansas on Sept. 11, 1925.
* Edith was born in 1905; Hill City. She married Russell Wells.
* Maurine was born in 1907 in Hill City (Menlo, KS). She married John Ullom.
* Pearl was born in 1907 (1908) in Hill City. She died in 1910.
* Harold was born in 1911 (1913). His wife's name, Nadine. (Harold's wife's name was Evelyn.)
* (Howard "Pete", 1913-2003. His wife's name was Nadine.),
* (Paul, 1915-1994)
* (Lily Marie, 1917-2004)
* (Lynn Kelsey, 1919-1987)
(Wanda Darlene, b. 1921)

Source: "LaRue." Submitted by the children of Ray and Abbie LaRue. Phillips County Kansas Settlers Prior to 1900. Phillips County Historical Society, Phillipsburg, KS, 1977.


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 Children:
1.       Amos Tiffen Davis LaRue, Jr.

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2.       Elizabeth J. LaRue (1856-1863)

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3.       Mary C. LaRue (1858-1861)

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4.       John William LaRue (1861-1960)
STATE OF KANSAS @OFFICE OF PROBATE JUDGE OF SAID COUNTY
@COUNTY OF JEWELL
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 10 day of Jan. A.D. 1884, there was issued from the office of said Probate Judge, a Marriage License, of which the following is a true copy:
MARRIAGE LICENSE
JEWELL COUNTY, STATE OF KANSAS Jan 10th, 1884
To any person Authorized by Law to Perform the Marriage Ceremony, Greeting:
You are hereby authorized to join in Marriage John W. LaRue of Jewell Co, aged 23 years and Martha J. Elliott of Jewell Co, aged 23 years, and of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days.
{SEAL} J. MacRoberts Probate Judge
And which said Marriage License was afterwards, to-wit on the 24 day of Jan A.D. 1884 returned to said Probate Judge, with the following certificate endorse thereon, to-wit:
STATE OF KANSAS
County of Jewell, ss.
I, Rev. J.W. Serz do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within License, I did, on the 13 day of January A.D., 1884, at Jewell City, KS in said county, join and unite in Marriage the within named J.W. LaRue and Martha J. Elliott. Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
ATTEST: J.W. McRoberts Probate Judge.
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JOHN WM. LARUE
John William LaRue, eldest son of Amos D. and Sarah Ann Larue, was born in the state of Indiana, February 21, 1861 and passed away at the Community Hospital in Beloit, February 10, 1960 at the age of 98 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
At the age of 17, he came with his parents, brothers, and sisters to Kansas where he resided in Jewell County the rest of his life, except for a short period of time in Smith County and also in Riley Co.

On January 13, 1884, he was united in marriage to Mattie B. Elliot. To this union were born three sons and six daughters.

Preceding him in death were his daughters, Mrs. Iva Rightmeier of Burr Oak, Mrs. Elsie Abram of Jewell and Lily dying in infancy also two sons, Clifford LaRue of Hiawatha, KS and Vinton LaRue of Lebanon.
Surviving are Rev. J.E. LaRue and wife of Bentonville, Ark, Mrs. Mae Bowman and husband Herb of Burr Oak, Mrs. Olive Lichty and husband Arthur of Mankato and Mrs. Etta Ward of Lebanon, a daughter-in-law Mrs. Alice LaRue of Hiawatha, KS, a son-in-law Albert Abram of Jewell, also 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In 1884, he with his wife united with the Christian church at Reamsville, Smith County, KS later transferring his membership to Mayview Church where it remained.
John LaRue was a farmer as long as his health would permit.
After the passing of his wife in 1925, he lived with his children then went back to his own home.
He was a man devoted to his home and family. He has lived in Mankato for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Feb. 12, 2 pm at the Kramer Funeral Home in Mankato with Rev. Charles Fitsgerald officiating. Casket bearers were Earl Mullins, Duane Spatz, Raymond Worick, Roy Reece, Ote Thompson, and Emmett Hoyt. Burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, Montrose, KS.

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 5.       Jacob A. LaRue (b.1863)

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6.       Joseph E. LaRue (1864-1887)

DIED.
AT Burr Oak, Kansas, Friday Nov. 18, of blood poisoning, Joseph E. LaRue, in the 23rd year of his age. Mr. Larue was born in Madison County, Indiana, and continued to reside in that place until July, 1877 when he moved to Norton County. In Feb., 1887, he came to Burr Oak where he resided to the time of his death. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His life was one of consistent piety and his death one of Christian triumph. His funeral took place from the Baptist church in this city last Saturday. Rev. McIntosh preaching the funeral memorial. The deceased left a wife and a small child to mourn ---- early bereavement.

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 7. Daniel Lewis LaRue (1868-1934)
STATE OF KANSAS OFFICE OF THE PROBATE JUDGE OF SAID COUNTY.
COUNTY OF JEWELL
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this 4th day of October A.D. 1890, there was issued from the office of said Probate Court, a Marriage License of which the following is a true copy:
MARRIAGE LICENSE
JEWELL COUNTY, STATE OF KANSAS
TO ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO PERFORM THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY GREETING:
You are hereby authorized to join in marriage, Daniel LaRue of Burr Oak, Kans., age 22 years, and Amanda Moon of Burr Oak, Kans. Aged 20 years; and of this license you will make due return to my office within thirty days. J.B. Dill Probate Judge {SEAL}
And Which said Marriage License was afterwards, to wit: on the 3rd day of November A.D. 18, returned to said Probate Judge, with the following certificate endorsed thereon, to-wit;
STATE OF KANSAS
COUNTY OF JEWELL, SS, I, T.C. Benson, a Christian minister, do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within License, I did, on the 5 day of October, AD 1890, at Burr Oak Jewell County, Kans. In said County, join and unite in Marriage the within named Daniel LaRue and Amanda Moon.
WITNESS my hand and seal the day and year above written.
ATTEST: J.B. Dill Probate Judge.
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DAN LARUE FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO WRECK SATURDAY
Saturday Dan LaRue was fatally injured and his wife and daughter Lily, age 17, were seriously injured when a Chevrolet car from Wichita collided with them on the narrow bridge over Long Creek just south of Melvern. The LaRue car went down over the bank. All three were thrown out of the car and Mr. LaRue lit on the creek bank below.
The LaRue family was taken to Melvern and then to Waverly. Mr. LaRue was paralyzed from the chest down and lived only till Sunday. Dr. Benning said his neck was broken at the sixth or seventh vertebra and when the swelling reached up to the third and fourth vertebrae where the nerves to the lungs exist, they were paralyzed and death resulted.
Mrs. LaRue was injured about the face, several teeth were knocked out, the gums lacerated, and the right hand broken. It seemed she had been thrown against the bridge hitting on her forehead first then down along the nose and mouth cutting the lower gum down to the base of the chin.
Lily received bruises, torn ligaments of the right knee and fractures of the chin and bone of the knee.
The Sheriff of Osage County was at the accident to investigate.
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DANIEL LARUE
Daniel Lewis LaRue was born in Indiana in 1867. He came to Kansas when he was seven years of age. In 1889 while residing in Jewell County he was united in marriage to Amanda Moon. To this union one child Ernest was born. His first wife died a few years later and in 1898 he was married to Della Elizabeth Bailey. To this union, 12 children were born, one dying in infancy. After a residency of 15 years at Hill City, Mr. LaRue and his family moved to Eastern Kansas in 1926 living near Waverly and Melvern since that time.
Saturday, October 6, while driving with his wife and daughter on Highway 75 near Melvern he was thrown off the embankment by another car attempting to pass them and sustained fatal injuries. He was taken to Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City where he died Sunday evening Oct 7 at the age of 67. Mr. LaRue was conscious until near the end and left testimony that he had made his peace with God.
He leaves to morn his untimely passing his wife, Mrs. Della LaRue, 12 children, Ernest of Oregon, Ralph at home, Axie of Topeka, Edith of Kansas City, Ray of Olivet, Maurine Ullom of Oklahoma, Harold, Paul, Lynn, Lily, and Wanda at home and Howard of Elkhart. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, two brothers, John and Joe and 1 sister, Mrs. Anne Moon of Jewell County and many friends.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Waverly Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in Waverly Cemetery.
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Letter from Maurine H. LaRue Ullom
Route 2, Box 132
Guymon, Ok 73942
 I can't add anything to the LaRue. We just a bunch of kids. We made our entertainment. We really held up for one another. Got hide taken off if we fought or quarreled. But we had good honest parents we all loved very much. They were well thought of, so were all of us. Had good names.
We went home to see them [her parents] when Maynard was less than 3 mos. Old. All were going to Topeka. Lil and them were in head car, we were behind. Going over a big bridge, couldn't see till we got to very top. A drunk came up on the wrong side, slammed into them. They all fell 27 feet in river bed. Grandpa died in Kansas City hospital with a broken neck. Grandma was hurt very bad. Suffered from it till her death. Lil get out with minor hurts. It was hard looking down on them in that shape. Later the man was killed in a car accident in Syracuse, KS [drunk]. Fred Goiler had trial went in-hung jury. I shall never forget they wanted to take mom [Maurine's daughter] with them. Something told us no.

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 8.  Sarah Ann LaRue (1870-1952)
LARUE-MOON WEDDING
STATE KANSAS
COUNTY OF JEWELL} OFFICE OF THE PROBAGE JUDGE OF SAID COUNTY
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 18th day of December A.D., 1895, there was issued from the office of said Probate Court, a Marriage License of which the following is a true copy.
MARRIAGE LICENSE
JEWELL COUNTY, STATE OF KANSAS

TO ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO PERFORM THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY-GREETINGS You are hereby authorized to join in Marriage, Linton H. Moon of Burr Oak, Kansas, aged 24 years, and Sarah Anna LaRue of Burr Oak, Kansas, aged 24 years, and of this license you will make due return to my office within thirty days. J.B. Dill, Probate Judge. {Seal}
And which said Marriage License was afterwards, to wit: On the 18th day of December A.D. 1895 returned to said Probate Judge, with the following certificate endorse thereon, to wit:
STATE OF KANSAS}
COUNTY OF JEWELL}SS. I, J.B. Dill do hereby certify that in accordance with the authorization of the within License, I did, on the 18th day of December A.D. 1895, at Mankato in said County, join and unite in Marriage the within named Linton H. Moon and Sarah Anna LaRue.
Witness my Hand and Seal, the day and year above written. ATTEST: J.B. Dill, Probate Judge.