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William F. Ormsby
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Birth: Sep., 1833
Death: unknown

William Ormsby and wife, Henrietta (Burnett) Ormsby appeared on the 1876 Texas Co., MO farm census. Henrietta died leaving him with three young daughters. He raised the girls on a farm in the Elsworth community , Lynch Township, Texas Co., MO. He served as Texas County Sherriff. Curt Stone said William F. Ormsby was called Trigger Bill.

The following is excerpts from History of The Ellsworth Community compiled by Nancy Platter Pittman published in the Texas Co., MO Heritage Book.

About one and one-half miles down the river from Boiling Springs lived Col. Bill Ormsby, and early sherriff of Texas County. His wife died while their three girls were small. He never married again. The girls were nice girls. Rhoda (#20312713) married Irvan Blankenship, Emma #20332511) married Evan Hobson, and raised two sons, Rufus and Robert. I can't recall anything about the third girl. Source: Nancy Platter Pittman.

Note by Karen Nelson: Bill and Henrietta Ormsby's third daughter was Mary Ormsby #59864557, married James David Gooding.

William F. Ormsby and family lived near Alfred R. and Mary Cavaness.

CENSUS RECORD
Texas Co., MO Federal Census 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900.

The 1900 Texas Co., MO Census
Dwelling #106 Lynch Township June 20, 1900
Ormsby, W. F. 66 Sep 1833 MO
Head of House, widow
Ormsby, Mary 22 Jul 1879 MO daughter
Ormsby, Rhoda 16 Apr 1884 MO daughter
Ormsby, Emma 13 Sep 1886 MO daughter 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta "Nettie" Burnett (1856 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Rhoda Ormsy Blankenship (1886 - 1957)*
  Emma D. Ormsby Hobson (1886 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: K. Nelson ❦Ϭ...
Record added: Aug 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74629173
 

 
 
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