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Harriet Bender Gerst Tousley
Birth: 1845
Green
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1883
Inman
McPherson County
Kansas, USA

My 2nd great Grandma.

Tousley Family Bible says that the Rev. D. C. Osborne married Grandpa & Grandma, November 29th, 1865 at Akron, Ohio. Note: Even their marriage certificate has GERST & GARST both as maiden name.

They have eight known children:

1) Olive Florence (Nov 24, 1866-May 15, 1931); married Elbert Ellsworth Snyder, Sr.

2) Albert Joseph (Dec 5, 1867-Feb 13, 1868)

3) George Knox (Dec 2, 1868-Nov 13, 1964); married Viola Cole.

4) Carl Carelton (Aug 2, 1873-Jul 26, 1946); never married

5) Twin, Alice Calista (Nov 9, 1875-May 10, 1959); married Charles "Okey" Ragsdale. My great-grandparents.

6) Twin, Harriet Elizabeth (born & died Nov 9, 1875)

7) Lloyd Joseph (Nov 16, 1880, died unknown)

8) Roy G. (Feb 10, 1883-Jan 2, 1884)

Stone says Grandma lived for only 38 years.

Many thanks to Ray Davidson for stone photo and for finding correct cemetery. You are a gem! 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Garst (1809 - 1850)
  Elizabeth Bender Gerst (1817 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph C Tousley (1840 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Olive Florence Tousley Snyder (1866 - 1931)*
  George Knox Tousley (1867 - 1964)*
  Carl Carelton Tousley (1873 - 1946)*
  Alice Calista Tousley Ragsdale (1875 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Bender Gerst Tousley (1845 - 1883)
  Rebecca Margaret Gerst Brayton (1848 - 1910)*
  Calista Gerst (1848 - 1924)*
  Jacob Oliver Garst (1850 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WIFE OF
J. C. TOUSLEY
 
Note: Unknown why she was buried more than 100 miles from where she died. Any ideas?
 
Burial:
Neelands Cemetery
Saint John
Stafford County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43620267
Harriet Bender <i>Gerst</i> Tousley
Added by: Arleta ♥
 
Harriet Bender <i>Gerst</i> Tousley
Added by: Ray Davidson
 
 
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A mother's (and Grandmotherís) love is forever. It begins before we can even remember...and it creates a feeling of comfort, warmth, and happiness that can never be forgotten. Thank you, to all Moms, for showing us the true meaning of love.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: May. 10, 2015

- Diana McDevitt Eyler
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015
Angel Day blessings Grandma,
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015
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