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Lenora Elizabeth Howard Scherffius
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1854
Lynnville
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1929
Calloway County
Kentucky, USA

Lenora Elizabeth or "Nora" as William called her met him when he came home with a neighbor Confederate soldier for a visit before returning home to Texas. He never returned to his home after he met Lenora. They married 19 January 1868 in Weakley Co., TN. and made their home in Lynnville, KY all their married life. It was the old Howard homeplace where they raised the following 14 children--7 boys and 7 girls. Since the older children had already married and left home before the younger ones were born, the children were all together only one time in their lives for a reunion.

John Phillip born 22 Apr 1869, died 22 May 1918
William Henry born 15 Oct 1870, died 18 Jun 1956
Tennie Florence born 27 Aug 1872, died 18 Mar 1957
Rachel Barbara born 12 Jan 1874, died 10 Dec 1943
Elizabeth Davy "Bess" born 1 Mar 1876, died 30 Apr 1930
Benjamin Franklin born 3 Jul 1877, died 16 Feb 1967
Frederick Fanon born 9 Nov 1879, died 29 Jan 1980
Mary Emily born 22 Nov 1881, died 27 Jul 1977
Cleveland Hendricks born 20 Jun 1884, died 31 Mar 1974
Edmond George born 3 Jan 1887, died 24 Apr 1978
Errett McGarvey "Tony" born 3 Mar 1890, died 27 May 1972
Eunice Hessert born 24 Aug 1892, died 4 Jul 1979
Ruby Clara born 27 Aug 1894, died 31 Mar 1950
Lenora Luna born 6 Aug 1897, died 12 Apr 1927

Shortly after William's death, Lenora sold or exchanged farms with her daughter Tennie, and William Brown in Calloway County. After a short time, she built a large frame house. Here she could be closer to three of her daughters, Luna Kelso, Ruby Eaker, and Elizabeth Davy who married Thomas Kimbrough Murdock. She would also be close to two of her sons and their families who had farms nearby.
This homeplace is now owned by the 6th generation of Murdocks descended through Tom and Elizabeth Murdock.

Lenora died of cancer 14 April 1929; however, the descendants of the 14 children of William and Lenora are stretched all across America. 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Howard (1819 - 1914)
  Rachel Davis Campbell Howard (1823 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  William H. Scherffius (1841 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Davy Scherffius Murdock (1876 - 1930)*
  Edward George Scherffius (1887 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Benjamin Howard (1842 - 1923)*
  Mary Gency Howard Cunningham (1844 - 1927)*
  John Kimbrough Howard (1846 - 1936)*
  Wilson Campbell Howard (1847 - 1936)*
  William Douthit Howard (1850 - 1930)*
  Lenora Elizabeth Howard Scherffius (1854 - 1929)
  Sara Jane Howard (1855 - 1857)*
  Infant Girl Howard (1857 - 1857)*
  George Washington Howard (1858 - 1943)*
  Nora J Howard (1860 - 1865)*
  Martha Ann Howard (1861 - 1865)*
  Philip Marmaduke Howard (1863 - 1867)*
  Rachel Davie Howard Pittman (1867 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Seay Cemetery
Lynnville
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Frances Spillman
Originally Created by: billye schulle
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46761306
Lenora Elizabeth <i>Howard</i> Scherffius
Added by: billye schulle
 
Lenora Elizabeth <i>Howard</i> Scherffius
Added by: Frances Spillman
 
Lenora Elizabeth <i>Howard</i> Scherffius
Added by: billye schulle
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 6, 2010
 
 
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