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 Betsy Permelia “Amelia” <I>Williams</I> Vaughn

Betsy Permelia “Amelia” Williams Vaughn

Mercer County, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Aug 1963 (aged 88)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa, USA
Plot Blk 6 Row 2-9
Memorial ID 55450693 · View Source
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Daughter of Euell Kennel Williams and Mary Malinda Barber

Siblings: Lucy Ann Williams 1873-1956, George M Williams 1877-1959, Richard N Williams 1879-1905, Samuel Williams 1881-1959, Oliver Francis Williams 1884-1966, Joseph Adelbert Williams 1887-1966, Arvilla Elitha Williams 1890-1917, Mae Julia Williams, 1892-1971, Edith Mary Williams 1894-1967, Elizabeth Williams 1898- , Raymond Christopher Williams 1901-1975

Married to someone named Wilson (details unknown). May have had 4 children, none of which survived.

Married Malcolm M Lane 24 Feb 1897
Groom's Name: Malcolm W. Lane
Groom's Birth Date: 1869
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 28
Bride's Name: Melva Wilson
Bride's Birth Date: 1875
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 22
Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1897
Marriage Place: Lineville, Wayne, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name:

Children: Everett Lane 1897-1969 , Gilbert Lane 1899- ,Grace M Lane Knapp 1901-1948, Ida Muriel Lane Allen Wiles 1905-2004 , Evan Thomas Lane 1907-1908, Luella Cathleen Lane Browning 1910-1999

Gilbert passed away before 1910.

Malcolm was hit by a train and killed Thursday December 16, 1909 between 11pm-12 am. He was a foreman for the Rock Island Railroad in Lineville. Amelia was pregnant with Luella Cathleen at the time of his death. Malcom's daughter Coyle D Lane from first wife Hattie Jones Lane, was sent to an orphanage in Council Bluffs shortly thereafter. She was living in the orphanage at the time of the 1910 and 1915 census.

Amelia married widower William Flack Vaughn Aug 1, 1918

According to my mother granddaughter of Amelia, Flack Vaughn was an unkind man. She always, always mentioned him with a sneer in her voice. He never earned the endearment of grandpa from my mother or siblings. He was always just Flack. In fact none of Amelia's children would allow their children to call him grandpa, dislike of him was so great.

He kicked out each of Amelia's children when they reached 16 years of age, to fend for themselves. His own children were not treated so. When Amelia's youngest Luella Cathleen reached 16, Amelia finally put her foot down and didn't allow him to oust her, per my mother.

My grandmother Grace Lane Knapp alone and homeless at 16, lived with boyfriend Floyd and his parents, the William and Minnie Knapp family in Allerton after she was kicked out. She married my grandfather Floyd E Knapp when she was 17.


Corydon Times Republican
Aug 8, 1963

Mrs. Amelia Vaughn

Mrs. Amelia Vaughn was born March 24 1875 in Mercer county Mo., and departed this life August 6, 1963 at Des Moines. Her husband, Flack, preceded her in death by three years and four months. Mrs. Vaughn has made her home in Des Moines for the past three years.

She was a long-time member of the Assembly of God church of Lineville and attended church regularly as long as her health permitted.

Mrs. Vaughn is survived by a son, Everett Lane; two daughters, Mrs. Murl Allen and Mrs. Kathleen Browning of Des Moines; one step daughter, Sybil Clevenger of Colorado Springs, Co.; two step-sons, Otis and Rolla Vaughn of Pueblo, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Marolf of Clio, Mrs. Edith Vinzant of Lineville and Mrs. Elizabeth McIntosh of Pasco, Wash.; three brothers, Oliver, Joe and Ray Williams of Lineville, 14 grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren and thirteen great great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Greenlee Funeral home August 9 at 2 pm conducted by the Rev. Roy Donelson. Burial was at the Evergreen cemetery.





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