I am Gordon's son Alex. I know there were some interesting dynamics in the family before I was born and I am sorry that we didn't get to know each other better. I'd love to have more info if you have it. I am always interested to know more about the family.
alexander.wickersham at gmail dot com
(trying to avoid robots sending me spam email. )
Added by awickersham on May 14, 2014 2:13 PM
Hello, I am grandson of Walter Crosby Wickersham. I was wondering, first, if you are of any relation, and second if you have any other family information. It is great to see the photos of Charles William and Maude Katherine as well as the story of Charles' death. My dad always talked about "Wickersham curve" but I never new the details.
Added by awickersham on May 14, 2014 9:40 AM
|Kay J.M-S||RE: Ida Ashley|
Teense is my cousin, the only one of the boys left. I haven't seen or been in contact with him since 1966, my last visit to Saratoga. I am glad to know that you are in contact with Mary Kay; I hope she is well and happy.
Added by Kay J.M-S on Mar 30, 2014 1:50 PM
|Kay J.M-S||RE: Ida Ashley|
Gram and Granddad were Maude and Carl Willford. Their ranch was known as the Jones & Willford ranch, later Willford & Willford, and was later sold. I remember Mary Kay very well; I was a freshman when she was a senior. We all thought she was the prettiest girl in school. I also remember Gerry Walker. I remember them as being such genuinely nice people. Mom went to school with Len Walker, although she was several grades behind.
Added by Kay J.M-S on Mar 30, 2014 1:20 PM
|Kay J.M-S||RE: Ida Ashley|
You are more than welcome. My Dad knew the Nickells and Ashleys, since he grew up in
Encampment. My grandfather was 12 and his brother was 14 when they left home to work as cattle drovers. They were originally from Joplin, MO, and Grandpa eventually went to work for the Union Pacific in Wyoming, and worked as an engineer on the Saratoga-Encampment line. He and my step-grandmother retired to Cheyenne.
I love the history in that area. I learned a lot of the history from my other grandparents, who had a ranch near Saratoga, where my other grandmother and mother were born.
Added by Kay J.M-S on Mar 29, 2014 2:45 AM
|Kay J.M-S||Ida Ashley|
You might already know this, but I believe she was the younger sister of Kels Nickells, who was believed to have been shot by Tom Horn, the "range detective" and "Bounty Hunter hired by the Cattleman's Association. Others swore he was framed for the murder.
My father's family lived in Encampment, WY. My grandfather and his brothers were young drovers when they witnessed the hanging of Tom Horn, and they swore that he was not the one who was hanged. However, a very close friend of mine also had a grandfather who was a newspaper reporter, and he swore that it was the real Tom Horn. Who knows?
There is so much great history in that area; one can spend a long time exploring it.
All the best to you and your family.
Added by Kay J.M-S on Mar 28, 2014 1:26 PM
I wonder if that's true! So Walter's mother had the marriage annulled? Walter went onto remarry, as did my grandmother, but it wasn't clear to me whether they ever officially dissolved their marriage. I'd love to hear the family folklore if you know more!
>>I just recently found a marriage license for Walter Wickersham (my uncle) and Clara Hering on Ancestry. I think I remember my mother saying something about when my grandmother found out she had the marriage annulled. So many interesting things to find out about our ancestors!!!
Added by Garbanza on Aug 14, 2013 4:57 PM
Walter Crosby Wickersham was my grandmother's first (secret) husband; they married in Los Angeles in 1925 while both young students. They each went on to marry others and have families not long after. We only discovered the marriage record recently.
Added by Garbanza on Aug 10, 2013 3:21 PM
Im so sorry the other people wont transfer the memorials to you. that always makes me mad. Volunteering should be about helping others find their family. Which is why I volunteer. I will happily transfer her to you. Oh by the way, Im also related to the Nickells. Nice to meet another cousin! I love your pic of Ida. She was a pretty lady....
Added by famhistrylvr on Jul 21, 2013 9:57 AM
|Brenda ||RE: Willis Hayes|
I believe that I posted all of the Hayes photos that I took. You can access them at Crown Hill's site on Find-A-Grave. Since they were right beside where Willis is buried, they must be relatives. Hope they are helpful.
Added by Brenda on Jun 28, 2013 10:39 AM
|Brenda ||Willis Hayes|
Hi, Unfortunately there is no headstone for Willis Hayes. There were three other Hayes headstones in the same row and section, so I took pictures of those that I will post. One of them, who has an adjoining headstone with Celia Hayes, is very hard to read. I am going to go back to the cemetery with my cleaning supplies and see if I am able to read it. This person is not listed in the burial records that are online. I'll see what I can do. I will post a picture with the 3 other Hayes heastones. Know that Willis is buried to the right. If you do not want that picture on the memorial, just let me know and I will take it down.
Added by Brenda on Jun 25, 2013 3:52 PM
Hi and you're most welcome. I've long suspected they're distant relatives, never have managed to have the time to track down the relationship but thought it was time to pay tribute to them anyway. My grgrgrandfather Harrison Walton also came from a family, father b England, m born PA who died in an epidemic and the children scattered. He was born in Pottsville, PA ( according to his own Civil War records ) so not 'the' family. Something somewhere gave me the hint of a relationship, though, just a sniff! :) Thanks for the memorial.
Added by Annie on Apr 13, 2013 6:17 PM
|Kathy Salazar||RE: Hodges Crane photo|
Buena Vista - very interesting name. I am glad I could help with your family puzzle.
Added by Kathy Salazar on Dec 10, 2012 2:45 PM
You are welcome.
Added by Har37x on Nov 03, 2012 1:40 PM
|Autistic Wonderboy||Lentz Family at West Laurel Hill Cemetery/Plot Merion 117|
Other people at this plot:
Marshall H. Lentz (1840-1864)
Edwin TS Lentz (1834-1870)
Mary A. Lentz (1813-1895)
Samuel R. Lentz (1805-1894)
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Sep 30, 2012 7:00 PM
Mary, I would be glad to transfer the two memorials you requested. To make sure they are transferred properly, it is important for you to go to the memorial that I maintain, click on edit, and ask for a transfer and add your Find A Grave # which is listed on your profile page next to your name. Please do that for each transfer requests.
Added by Tom Childers on Jul 12, 2012 9:43 PM