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Benjamin Robert "Ben" Way, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1860
Warren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1919
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Benj R Way
Age in 1860: 6/12
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1860: Jackson, Warren, Iowa
Gender: Male
Post Office: St Charles
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Way 43
Rebecca Way 27
John C Way 17
Thomas P Way 16
Ruth A Way 13
Elizabeth J Way 11
Elmira Way 6
David M Way 4
Abraham Way 3
Benj R Way 6/12


1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Benjamin Way
Age in 1870: 10
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1870: Jackson, Warren, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Indianola
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Rebecca Way 42
David Way 15
Benjamin Way 10
Adam Way 8
Westley Way 5
Luther Way 2
Margaret Way 4
Elmira Johnson 18
Nancy Miller 34
George Miller 19
Michael Miller 18
Julia Miller 16
Andrew Miller 15
John Miller 13
Mary Miller 10
Faldy Miller 5
Joseph Miller 3


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Benjamin Way
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1880: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Harness Maker
Cannot read/write:
Blind:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
August Palthoff 50
Catherine Palthoff 25
August Palthoff 10m
Benjamin Way 20


SOURCE: Wilson Co., KS. Marriages, 1864-1900:
Way, Benjamin R., age 26 - Birlew, Clara E., age 17, both of Fredonia, KS., m. 28 Dec. 1887 by J. Stewart. (Groom's father, Jacob Way.....Bride's father, Lafayette Birlew.....Bride's mother, Johanna Peay.)
Certified copies of the marriage records can be ordered from the Wilson County Courthouse in Fredonia, KS. No street address is necessary. The zip code is 66736. Phone # 316-378-2186.


Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925

Name: Benj R Way
Census Date: 1 Mar 1895
Residence County: Cowley
Residence state: Kansas
Locality: Winfield
Birth Location: Iowa
Family Number: 600
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Race: White
Line: 32
Roll: v115_31
Household Member(s): Name Age
Benj R Way 33
Clara E Way 24
Gordon P Way 4
Benj R Way 1
Orlin L Birlew 17
Walter M Way 19


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Benjamin Way
Age: 40
Birth Date: Feb 1860
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas
[Wilson]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Clara Way
Marriage Year: 1888
Years Married: 12
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Way 40
Clara Way 29
Plundy Way 9
Robert Way 5
Heber Way 4


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Benjamin B Mary
[Benjamin R Way]
[Benjamin B Way]
Age in 1910: 30
[50]
Birth Year: abt 1860
[1860]
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Kansas Ward 9, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Clara E Mary
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin B Mary 30
[50]
Clara E Mary 31
[51]
Gurdie T Mary 12
[19]
Benjamin D Mary 15
Hesper E Mary 14


Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

Name: Benj R Way
Marriage Date: 26 Oct 1915
Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Emma C Wilder

Name: Benjamin R Way
Marriage Date: 27 Oct 1915
Marriage Location: Pettis, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Emma C Wilder

Name: Binj R Way
Marriage Date: 27 Oct 1915
Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Emma C Wilder


While living in Kansas City, Ben was involved in the business of making prostheses. Sometime between 1910 and 1915, he and Clara terminated their marriage and, on October 27, 1915, Benjamin was married to Emma C. Wilder, a widow from Sedalia, Mo. When this remarriage ended, either by Ben's death or their divorce, Emma returned to her family in Sedalia and retained the "Wilder" surname. The informant on his death certificate characterized Ben as "divorced". On both the 1915 marriage license and the 1919 death certificate, his address was shown as "10 W. 9th St." in Kansas City, Mo. The appropriate city directory will reveal if this was an apartment building, say, or his place of business and possible living quarters.


The following records refer to Ben's second wife Emma C. Wilder.


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Emma Luemburg
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1880: Clear Creek, Cooper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Henry Luemburg
Father's Birthplace: Baden
Mother's name: Caroline Luemburg
Mother's Birthplace: Baden
Neighbors: View others on page
Cannot read/write:
Blind:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Luemburg 44
Caroline Luemburg 32
Emma Luemburg 6
Katie Luemburg 3
Annie Luemburg 6m
Lizie Moxer 18


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Emma Lumbury
[Emma Luneburg]
Age: 26
Birth Date: Apr 1874
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri
[Pettis]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Henry Lumbury
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Caroline Lumbury
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Lumbury 62
Caroline Lumbury 53
Emma Lumbury 26
Amanda Lumbury 20


Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

Name: Emma C Luneburg
Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1903
Marriage Location: Sedalia, Pettis, MO
Marriage County: Pettis
Spouse Name: J F Wilder


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Emma C Wilder
Age in 1910: 36
Birth Year: 1874
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1910: Sedalia Ward 3, Pettis, Missouri Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: James F Wilder
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
James F Wilder 41
Emma C Wilder 36
Frances C Wilder 4
Raymond F Wilder 9/12
[0]
Helen Thormahlen 32
Delis Riggs 18


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Emma Wilder
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1920: Sedalia Ward 4, Pettis, Missouri Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John H Bond 41
Pauline Bond 42
Emma Wilder 45
Frances Wilder 13
Raymond Wilder 10
Nettie Wilder 8


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Emma C Wilder
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1930: Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri
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Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Emma C Wilder 55
Raymond Wilder 20
Nettie Wilder 18 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Clara Elizabeth Birlew Way (1870 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Gordon Plumly Way (1891 - 1962)*
  Benjamin Robert Way (1894 - 1949)*
  Heber Orlin Way (1895 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 16; Lot R19; Grave #79
 
Created by: Tom Nelson
Record added: Feb 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34257125
Benjamin Robert Ben Way, Sr
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Benjamin Robert Ben Way, Sr
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Benjamin Robert Ben Way, Sr
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