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Vertie Veneta Dewalt

Vertie Veneta Dewalt

Female 1879 - 1947  (67 years)


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  • Name Vertie Veneta Dewalt 
    Born 17 Dec 1879  Cameron, Clinton, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Portrait About 1900  Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt, center, graduation from Normal School, Holton, Kansas
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt, center, graduation from Normal School, Holton, Kansas
    I am unclear if this is a high school environment. She appears to be quite young, so my guess is that it is the high school equivalent. The only "Normal School" in Kansas is now the State Normal School in Emporia Kansas now the Emporia State University. Vertie did attend the Teachers Institute in Seneca Kansas in Jun 1900 along with her sister Hettie.
    Schools Jun 1900  Seneca, Nemaha, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended the Teachers Institute 
    Illness 1905  Centralia, Nemaha, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Surgery for cancer of the breast 
    Employment 1907  , Brown, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Teaching Certificate: DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Kansas Teaching Certificate issued 23 August 1907.
    Teaching Certificate
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt one room classroom in Kansas about 1907
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt one room classroom in Kansas about 1907
    Her teaching certificate states that she taught at Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas August 23 1907
    School. One room school where Vertie Veneta DeWalt taught in 1907
    School. One room school where Vertie Veneta DeWalt taught in 1907
    Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas
    Portrait About 1907  , , Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills, young women
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills, young women
    Schools About 1907 
    Employment About 1908  Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt taught as this schoolhouse in Longmont, Colorado for several years prior to coming to Garfield county,Washington
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt taught as this schoolhouse in Longmont, Colorado for several years prior to coming to Garfield county,Washington
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt living quarters
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt living quarters
    Vertie, with the hat, lived at this Doctor's home while teaching in Longmont, Colorado.
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt, teacher
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt, teacher
    With 8 grade graduating class
    Employment About 1910  Pataha Flat, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt one room class room Pataha Flats School near Pomeroy, Washington about 1909
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt one room class room Pataha Flats School near Pomeroy, Washington about 1909
    Portrait About 1910  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dewalt Vertie Veneta Dewalt braided hair.
    Dewalt Vertie Veneta Dewalt braided hair.
    Urias Victor Wills had a braided (tiny weaving)watch chain made from some of this hair.
    Dewalt. Vertie Veneta Dewalt 1879-1947
    Dewalt. Vertie Veneta Dewalt 1879-1947
    One of her favorite quotes: 'to thine own self be true, and thou cannot be false to any man"-Shakespeare
    Daughter of William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt. Wife of Urias Victor Wills. Mother to Eleanor Wills Love
    Dewalt. Vertie Veneta Dewalt as a young women.
    Dewalt. Vertie Veneta Dewalt as a young women.
    Photo taken in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington
    Residence 1915  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased from Mr. Sweeny.  
    Urias & Vertie DeWalt Wills home 1915
    Urias & Vertie DeWalt Wills home 1915
    Pomeroy, Washington. Thanksgiving Dinner with Rev Luther N Williams "Uncle Luke" and
    Aunt "Did" Family.
    Census 1920  Pataha, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1920 US Census. Washington, Garfield, Pataha. Urias Victor Wills Family
    1920 US Census. Washington, Garfield, Pataha. Urias Victor Wills Family
    Wills Family: Urias V.39, Bernita D. 40: children: Ronald H. 8; Luther M.7; Wilford D.6; Elanor 2 2/12; Mary W. 8/12 Family of Eleanor Wills, wife of Elbert Howard Love
    Travel 3 Jun 1940  Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    To Eleanor's graduation from Washington State University 
    Wills. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills at Eleanor's graduation from Washington State College 3 June 1940
    Wills. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills at Eleanor's graduation from Washington State College 3 June 1940
    Death 31 Aug 1947  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cancer of the lungs due to metastasis of cancer of the left breast 
    Died 31 Aug 1947  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death Certificate: Wills, Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills 1947
    Death Certificate: Wills, Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills 1947
    Washington State (photocopy)
    Funeral 03 Sep 1947  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Funeral: Memorial Record. Wills. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Funeral: Memorial Record. Wills. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Memorial record contains information on Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills. Service information. Bearers names. Names of person giving floral tributes. Those who wrote to the family. Names of those who made contributions to the cancer fund. People who called. Newspaper clippings concerning Vertie's death.
    Funeral: Funeral Sermon. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills Funeral Sermon
    Funeral: Funeral Sermon. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills Funeral Sermon
    Sermon delivered by Myron H. Sharrard, Minister of the Pomeroy Methodist Church, 3 September 1947 at 3:00 PM in the afternoon.
    Poem: Wills, Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills written by Philomathean Home Economics Club.
    Poem: Wills, Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills written by Philomathean Home Economics Club.
    At the September 4th meeting of the Philomathean Home Economics Club poems on friendship were read, followed by the enclosed poem. A brief silence in memory of Mrs Wills followed. A motion was made that a copy of this poem be sent the Wills family from the Club. (philomathean means lover of learning or knowledge)
    Newspaper: Wills Cancer Research Fund - Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Newspaper: Wills Cancer Research Fund - Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    September 11, 1947. Fund totals $124 following "Mrs. Wills unusual request before she died last week, of cancer, that all sympathy offering be made to cancer relief fund instead of floral tributes." Lists contributors.
    Obituary 03 Sep 1947  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary: DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills 3 September 1947
    Obituary: DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills 3 September 1947
    Age 67 years 
    Buried 03 Sep 1947  Pomeroy City Cemetery, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Urias Victor Wills 1880-1975   Vertie Veneta DeWalt 1879-1947           Elizabeth 1915-1918
    Urias Victor Wills 1880-1975 Vertie Veneta DeWalt 1879-1947 Elizabeth 1915-1918
    Person ID I963  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2013 

    Father Ancestors William Thomas Dewalt, Jr,   b. 15 Jun 1847, , Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1916, Centralia, Nemaha, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Susan Mary Williams,   b. 23 Aug 1850, , Caldwell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1927, Centralia, Nemaha, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Jan 1872  Plattsburg, Clinton, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Name: Mr Thomas Dewalt
      Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1872
      Marriage County: Clinton
      Spouse Name: Miss Susan M Williams
    Marriage Certificate: William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams 1872
    Marriage Certificate: William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams 1872
    Group Sheet About 1957 
    Family Group Sheet: William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt p1
    Family Group Sheet: William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt p1
    Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love 1957 by Elva Swan Beebe daughter of Lucy Jane DeWalt and James Frederick Swan who was daughter of William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt
    Family Group Sheet: William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt p2
    Family Group Sheet: William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt p2
    Notes on back of group sheet- to Eleanor Wills Love 1957 from Elva Swan Beebe, daughter of Lucy Jane DeWalt and James Frederick Swan. Lucy was daughter of William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt. Gives burial place for Hettie and Charles-Centralia Cemetery, Centralia Kansas. Gives name of Anna Lockwood DeWalt Harrison's daughter Helen (Mrs. Louis Elliott of Wilmot, Kansas); and son Rodney. Ann's husband Raymond's address. Also, William Penn DeWalt (uncle Will) children: Mae Jones address & Wylma now Mrs Daniel C Gillispie of Illinois. Notes about her Aunt Sula Mae(Okla)2nd marriage-Ernest E. Hile, Pen Insane-ward of US Govt, child Ernestine (?)
    Family Group Sheets: DeWalt. William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams complied about 1957
    Family Group Sheets: DeWalt. William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams complied about 1957
    Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love from Elva Swan Beebe about 1957. Rough draft. Contains information on burial dates and places.
    Group Sheet 1959 
    Family Group Sheet: DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams
    Family Group Sheet: DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams
    eleanor 1959
    Photos
    DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt, Charles, Lucy Jane and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt Family about 1883
    DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt, Charles, Lucy Jane and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt Family about 1883
    A son, Harry was born in 1875 and killed in a tornado 29 September 1881
    DeWalt. William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt Family about 1894
    DeWalt. William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt Family about 1894
    Back row Left to right: Vertie Veneta (abt 15); Lucy Jane (16); Charles Lawrence (abt 22); Hettie (abt 12). Front row left to right: William Penn (abt 8); William Thomas abt 47 (father) Sula Okla (abt 3); Susan Mary Williams DeWalt abt 44(mother) Anna Lockwood (abt 11).
    DeWalt. DeWalt Sister: Anna, Sula, Hettie, Vertie, Lucy before 1923
    DeWalt. DeWalt Sister: Anna, Sula, Hettie, Vertie, Lucy before 1923
    Daughters of William Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt. Vertie's last visit with her father.
    DeWalt. DeWalt Women: Susan Mary William DeWalt (Mother), Lucy, Anna, Hettie, Vertie, Sula before 1923.
    DeWalt. DeWalt Women: Susan Mary William DeWalt (Mother), Lucy, Anna, Hettie, Vertie, Sula before 1923.
    Last trip Vertie Veneta DeWalt took to see her father William Thomas DeWalt
    DeWalt. Williams Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt home in Centralia or Hayward Kansas
    DeWalt. Williams Thomas and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt home in Centralia or Hayward Kansas
    There are at least 12 people in this photo
    DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt Farm
    DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt Farm
    Vertie sitting 2nd on the right
    DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt about 1908
    DeWalt. William Thomas DeWalt and Susan Mary Williams DeWalt about 1908
    Trip to Colorado to visit Vertie. Vertie was teaching in Longmont, Colorado.
    Documents
    Correspondence: letter from Elva Swan Beebe 14 February 1981
    Correspondence: letter from Elva Swan Beebe 14 February 1981
    Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love from Elva Swan Beebe, daughter of Lucy Jane DeWalt and James Frederick Swan. Mentions "Uncle JOHN"-one of Grandma DeWalt's brother.

    ALMA WALLACE ESTEP made a surprise visit to Elva her mother Lucy Jane DeWalt Swan in about 1949 Apparently Grandma DeWalt (SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT) had schooled Alma who may have had border line mental retardation. (NOTE: ALMA WALLACE is daughter of MARTHA WILLIAMS sister to SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS-when Martha died, Susan Mary took Martha's 3 children and raised as her own.

    Grandpa and Grandma DeWalt went to Pomeroy Washington to visit VERTIE DEWALT WILLS about the time WIlFORD WILLS was was two. States her family was living 1733 RANCH KEARNEY NEBRASKA (moved from Kansas City). Elva father was a poultry manager with change in personnel the company ran into financial difficulties, the the family moved into town. 1733 got it's name as it then was thought to be midway between Boston and San Francisco 1733 to Boston and 1733 to San Fransisco-later determined not to be the case.

    Elva sent VADA WARD's Christmas letter and clipping (NOTE:filed under Vada Ward)she is an expert in "Elocution" states that UNCLE CHARLEY and AUNT HETTIE (NOTE: as did Vertie) Vada traveled with National Geographic doing writing and photography.

    Speaks of the other MALCOLM WARD children (SULA OKLA DEWALT's first husband-he was not liked by the DeWalt's for his poor treatment of Sula and the children) Elva felt that GRANDMA DEWALT and UNCLE CHARLEY were too old to raise such young children. FERN felt the effects most as she was like Malcolm in looks and disposition. MAE was easy going FOLLOWED Fern in the rebellion. VADA was about a year old when taken to Grandma DeWalt. The girls became closer in later life. THELMA, the oldest, went to live with one Malcolm's aunt.

    Talks about how hard SULA's life was and the time Sula went to Rochester for a mastoid operation 1919 went to Kearney to recuperate. Elva and brothers (especially the boys) were practical jokers and loved to tease Sula about her new romance. Sula worked at the TB Hospital and later roomed there. Sula and LUCY JANE DEWALT (sisters) were very close after Elva's father JAMES FREDERICK SWAN )was killed 1918. RODNEY HARRISON (ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT AND RAYMOND HARRISON's son) wife and 3 children come to visit Elva about a year before Rodney died. Mentions UNCLE RAYMOND was living in Moses Lake and other places in Washington State. Relates story how GRANDPA DEWALT heckled Grandma for "putting on the Aires" the son of the rich Harrisons etc. Apparently, she did. Elva felt Raymond was pretty down to earth and background not much different then theirs.

    Expresses a desire for WALLY SWAN (KENNETH SWAN son-Elva's brother) to have her Swan genealogy information after she got it organized. (NOTE:Elva had no children)
    Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 26 April 1992
    Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 26 April 1992
    Note: One of the last letters written by Elva, as she died 31 August 1992. Elva talks about her Easter project of making cookies rather than divinity eggs-weather damp-not good for divinity but decided to make salads for her friends. She says fixing food not problem but delivering is. Mentions seeing HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT both surprised over the changes of 70 years. Keeping a good attitude is most important with the adjustments. Makes comments about her life now. Noted KENNETH SWAN and wife REGENA HANSEN SWAN were invited to Wills reunion. Had heard from the WARD's shortly after VADA's death. MAE never did much in correspondence. FERN has physical disabilities unable to write. No news from HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT, since Uncle RAYMOND HARRISON (her father) and RODNEY HARRISON (her brother) died. Mentions Uncle Will (WILLIAM PENN DEWALT) remember knowing WANDA (NOTE: according William P Dewalt family group the name was WYLMA-not certain what the name is so listed in these records as WYLMA WANDA DEWALT GILLESPIE) Elva describes her as a cute little girl that came with wife #1 (EUGENIA VAUGHN) to Grandpa DeWalt's farmhouse (see story in correspondence dated 10 June 1968)States Uncle Will was a likable guy. Uncle Charley (CHARLES DEWALT) a good entertainer and fun when away from home. At home fault finding grouch!! Story of Uncle Charles and his hatred for onions -how her 3 brother played a trick on him and Uncle Charley's reaction. Reflects on a trip, years later, when Elva, EDWIN, and DWIGHT went back to the farm without their parents, (Uncle Charley-bachelor- lived with his mother SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT and WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT). The kids were playing card games (upstairs near Charley's room) Elva grandparents believed cards a forbidden, sinful thing (also her mother LUCY JANE DEWALT SWAN). Kids were making more noise and brought in Uncle Charley yelling "Gol-danget, Ma, these kids are playing cards" that caused Grandma to bounce up the stairs and kids received lecture on the underhanded way they were going against her rules on the danger of cards. She was right on about sneaking. Elva could never understand the "evil" of cards. Apparently Uncle Charley used "Gol-darn" for years, Elva could not understand how he got away with something so close to swearing. He also used the term "taking off tups" used when a person tried to get even with another.
    Correspondence: Letter from William Penn DeWalt 1957
    Correspondence: Letter from William Penn DeWalt 1957
    Correspondence in response to Eleanor Wills Love letter. Talks about his Mother (SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT) family. Great grand father ROBERT NEWSOM murder, grandfather,WILLIAM S. WILLIAMS in the Gold Rush. Gives information about the DeWalt's (children of WILLIAM DEWALT and MARY STEELSMITH: SARA ELIZABETH DEWALT married a POLLARD had 3 children; WILSON DEWALT lived in Canada had 5 children visited them in 1914; ABRAHAM LINCOLN DEWALT lived in Boulder, Colorado it was his daughter that VERTIE VENETA DEWALT went to visit, the daughter worked for the telephone company; Some of his siblings and parents buried in CENTRALIA CEMETERY,Centralia, Kansas: CHARLIE (CHARLES LAWRENCE DEWALT, HETTIE DEWALT, HARRY DEWALT and mother SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT, father WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT. SULA OKLA DEWALT HILE (his sister) died of cancer of spine about a year ago, ? where buried. Mentions he has been separated from his wife EVELYN KELLOGG for about 2 YEARS. Both (2)of his girls married young, divorced had 2 children each and remarried.
    Albums
    Vertie DeWalt Album
    Vertie DeWalt Album (36)
    Picture from Vertie DeWalt Album (John and Linda Love have the original album
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Urias Victor Wills,   b. 17 Dec 1880, Pataha, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1975, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Engagement 1909  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Engagement ring of Vertie Veneta Dewalt.
    Engagement ring of Vertie Veneta Dewalt.
    The original band is almost worn through. The diamond is unusual in its color. Referred to as a yellow diamond. The cut is called "rose". Grandma Wills had originally willed me a small little ring but somehow it was lost, so I was given this one. Loretta Love Grover
    Married 1 Jan 1910  Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Residence Family 1912  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poem:  Pataha Creek
    Poem: Pataha Creek
    Describes the area near Pomeroy, Washington where the Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills lived.
    Wills Ranch 1912
    Wills Ranch 1912
    Purchased land and house from William Sweeny. Located approximately 8 miles from Pomeroy. This is a Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Wills ranch with the Williams family about 1912. People are not identified.
    Family Group Picture Abt 1920  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children, Luther Max, Wilford DeWalt, Eleanor or Elizabeth, Ronald Harold Wills and the lamb about 1920
    Wills. Children, Luther Max, Wilford DeWalt, Eleanor or Elizabeth, Ronald Harold Wills and the lamb about 1920
    Family Group Picture 1921  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Sisters: L-R.Mary about 2; Anna Mae about 6months; Eleanor about 3 1/2   1921
    Wills. Sisters: L-R.Mary about 2; Anna Mae about 6months; Eleanor about 3 1/2 1921
    Daughters of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Family Group Picture 1925  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children about 1925
    Wills. Children about 1925
    Back row: Wilford, Max, Ronald, Eleanor. Front row: Anna Mae and Mary
    Taken about the time Ronald and Max started High School.
    Family Group Picture 1926  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Sisters: Anna Mae, Mary Willena, Eleanor about 1926
    Wills. Sisters: Anna Mae, Mary Willena, Eleanor about 1926
    Daughters of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills: Mary; Anna Mae;Eleanor
    Family Group Picture 1928  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children (boys in High School and Girls in grade school in Pomeroy, Washington)
    Wills. Children (boys in High School and Girls in grade school in Pomeroy, Washington)
    About 1928. Left to right: Anna Mae, Mary Willena, Eleanor, Wilford DeWalt, Luther Max, Ronald Howard.
    Family Activities Abt 1930  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Wills Family Farming-Future Farmers handling the horses.
    Wills. Wills Family Farming-Future Farmers handling the horses.
    From Eleanor Wills Love History: At a very young age the boys, Ronald, Max and Wilford, started helping my father in the field with the horses and learned to drive them as feed them and the cows and pings. We girls soon started feeding the chickens. The barnyard was on the far side of the barn with its horse rough for watering the animals. In the summer Pap would occasionally fill it with fresh water so we could enjoy a swimming pool. To the right of the barn was the pig pens. We were know as the "Wills Elephant Ranch" because of the advertising sign on the side of the barn.
    Wheat Harvest in Pomeroy Washington.
    Wheat Harvest in Pomeroy Washington.
    Before automated combines, horses were used to pull the combine. Here there are 28 horses-usually draft horses were used. This combine was in use up to late 1940's. Harvest was a joint effort for the farmers and a major event in the Wills household
    Family Activities 1936 
    Wills Old Dodge car about 1925
    Wills Old Dodge car about 1925
    This is the car that was taken on the family trip in 1936
    Wills. Haying on the 'Elephant ranch'
    Wheat harvest in 1936
    Picture from Anna Mae Wills Langer, daughter of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills. Wagon backed onto a wooden bridge and then unloaded into the loft of the barn.
    Wills. Children, young adults,  on 1936 trip to Dry Falls, Washington
    1936 trip to Dry Falls
    Wills. Sisters: Mary Willena and Eleanor 1936 trip
    1936 Trip to Dry Falls
    Wills. Wills family trip to Dry Falls, Washington in 1936
    1936 Family trip to Dry Falls
    Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills and their children (young adults) trip to Dry Falls. Took the old Dodge.Note about Dry Falls: no longer carries water, but is the remnant of what was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth. Viewing the 3.5 miles of sheer cliffs that drop 400 feet, it is easy to imagine the roar of water pouring over them. (Niagara Falls by comparison, is one mile wide with a drop of 165 feet). Near present day Coulee City.
    Wills. Children. Lake Chelan.1936. Ronald Harold Wills; Elsie Baltz; Eleanor Wills, Mary Wills
    Wills. Children. Lake Chelan.1936. Ronald Harold Wills; Elsie Baltz; Eleanor Wills, Mary Wills
    Ronald at the oars, Elsie to the left and Eleanor to the right. Mary pushing the boat off.
    Family Group Picture 1936  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills, Family, children about 1936
    Wills, Family, children about 1936
    Back row: Wilford, Max, Eleanor, Ronald
    Front row Left-right: Anna Mae, Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills, Urias Victor Wills, Mary Willena
    Family Group Picture Abt 1940  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Gathering, playing croque about 1940
    Wills. Gathering, playing croque about 1940
    Left to right: Momma, (Vertie Dewalt Wills), Aunt Mary Polson; Aunt "Did" Williams; Papa (Urias Victor Wills) Mildred Williams; Uncle Luke Williams; Max, Wilford;
    Front row: Mary; Eleanor, Anna Mae (caption by Eleanor Wills Love)
    Family Group Picture 1947  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills, Family,grown children of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt in 1947
    Wills, Family,grown children of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt in 1947
    Last time children together before Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills died. Back row, left to right: Mary, Eleanor, Anna Mae, Ronald.
    Front row, left to right: Wilford, Urias Victor-father; Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills-mother; Luther Max. Notes from Eleanor: Grandma's health had been filing after her cancer operation. She had the uterus removed 20 years before and felt that her prayers had been answered in her being spared to see her children were all grown. Her biggest concern was Grandpa but she said she thought he would probably marry again, which he never did for 28 long years. He really missed her. It was as she said "those of you left here grieve my passing but so many whom I love and whom I have been away from for so long are on the other side and I am anxious to see them again." I will always be grateful to your Aunt Anne Mae and Aunt Mary for giving their time and service to them at this time.
    Family Group Picture 1952  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Family, Urias Victor Wills  with Ronald Harold Wills, Anna Mae Wills Langer, Eleanor Wills Love in 1952
    Family Group Picture: Jul 1952
    Left to right: Ronald, Anna Mae, Eleanor, Urias Victor Wills
    Family Group Picture 1976 
    Wills. Wilford, Ronald,(back) Eleanor, Mary, Anna Mae,Urias Victor (father) 1976
    1976
    Family Activities 1988  Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children and Spouses in 1988
    Family Group Picture: 12 May 1988
    Left to Right: Nellie Mae Hansted Fortin Wills (Wilford's 2nd wife); Wilford DeWalt Wills; Anna Mae Wills Langer; Mary Willena Wills; Luther Max Wills and his wife, Edwina Florence Wheeler Wills.
    This picture was take at the wedding of Carolyn Brown, daughter of Victoria Wills Brown and Robert Brown, granddaughter of Luther Max and Edwina Wills on 12 Mar 1988 in Seattle, Washington (not present Eleanor Wills Love)
    Family Group Picture May 2006  Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children surviving in May 2006
    Reunions Family: May 2006
    Left to Right: Eleanor Wills Love; Wilford Dewalt Wills; Anna Mae Wills Langer
    Picture taken in Boulder, Colorado at Anna Mae Langer home.
    Children 
    +1. Ronald Harold Wills,   b. 2 Apr 1911, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1978, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Rev Luther Max Wills,   b. 2 Jul 1912, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 2003, Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +3. Wilford Dewalt Wills 2x ,   b. 13 Nov 1913, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 2009  (Age 95 years)
     4. Elizabeth or Mildred Wills,   b. 3 Oct 1915, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1918, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Eleanor Wills,   b. 4 Oct 1917, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 2010, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Mary Willena Wills,   b. 21 Apr 1919, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1998, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Living
    Documents
    Bible Records: Wills, William Joseph Wills Bible Records
    Bible Records: Wills, William Joseph Wills Bible Records
    Records copied by Vivian Permelia Webster Canham, daughter to Herma Ethel Wills Webster (daughter of William Joseph Wills). Birth, death & burial, marriage information. Three obituaries: Sarah Francis Breeze Wills; Robert Hodge Wills; Amanda "Jennie" Wills MacMasteer (sister to Wm Joseph Wills. Two telegrams: Samuel Mack Wills death 1890 and notice of Robert Hodge Wills declining health July 1889. Whereabouts of this bible are unknown.
    Sources: Correspondence from Elaine Anderson of Pomeroy to Eleanor Wills Love pertaining to the Wills and Williams families. Some of the information provided was compiled by Bob ? historian of Asotin County, Washington
    Sources: Correspondence from Elaine Anderson of Pomeroy to Eleanor Wills Love pertaining to the Wills and Williams families. Some of the information provided was compiled by Bob ? historian of Asotin County, Washington
    INFORMATION on the Votaw family.
    GARFIELD CO CENSUS 1887 -Wills;
    GARFIELD CO CENSUS 1889 -Wills;
    GARFIELD CO VOTER REGISTRATION 1894- Wills; GARFIELD CO Marriage Apps -Williamson to Ella Wills Wilson d/o RH and Sarah (Breeze)Wills; CEMETERY Pataha Flat Cemetery-Wills;
    NEWSPAPER: THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT-Wills family items;
    EAST WASHINGTON - Ish and WJ Wills, MacMaster& Amanda "Jennie" Wills, Sarah F Wills obit, Votaw & WJ Wills marriage.
    GARFIELD CO MARRIAGE APPs: Owens to Maud E. Wills;Ulises Webster to Herma Ethel Wills;
    GARFIELD BIRTHS Rbt C to Rbt E and May Elsensohn Wills; male 2 Apr 191 to Victor and Vertie Dewalt Wills (this is Ronald); 2 Jul 1912, male, to Victor and Vertie Dewalt Wills;
    GARFIELD CO MARRIAGE APP - Luther N. Williams to Lizzie Dixon.
    GARFIELD CO CENSUS 1887 -Wills;
    NEWSPAPER: WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT- Died- Jasper Williams, Sanord Williams
    NEWSPAPER: EAST WASHINGTON - married Jennie Flemming; Nicholas C. Williams obit; Catherine B Martin Williams obit;
    NEWSPAPER: COLUMBIA COUNTY, Robt Wills to visit MO; MacMaster married to Jennie Wills
    Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 20 October 1991
    Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 20 October 1991
    Elva, daughter of LUCY JANE DEWALT and JAMES FREDERICK SWAN. Mary is daughter of VERTIE VENETA DEWALT (sister to Lucy Jane) and URIAS VICTOR WILLS. Elva discusses her life and current health issues and concerns about winter in Kearney, Nebraska. Her brother KENNETH SWAN and wife REGENA YOUNG SWAN, Spokane WA visited with ELSIE BALTZ WILLS (wife of RONALD HAROLD WILLS and brother to MARY WILLS) and Elsie's daughter. Mentions that Kenneth got to know Ronald and Elise during Ronald's illness. Talks about Aunt VERTIE brought Kenneth back from Centralia where she and WILFORD WILLS had gone to Grandpa's funeral (WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT)boyS were about 3 years. Describes her mother (LUCY JANE DEWALT SWAN) having her blind eye removed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota: recovering and have to take care of Grandpa DeWalt and his death and being absent from her husband and kids was difficult (she was in Centralia, Kansas). Elva states it seemed a long time. Got home July 3 so had big reunion. Thought Grandpa died in Apr (NOTE 3 May 1916. DWIGHT SWAN illness and death. VERNA HANSEN SWAN, wife (married for 67 years) was able to take care of him, the daughter SHIRLEY SWAN NOE and son in law NESTOR NOE, live next door the live in Arcadia. DWIGHT SWAN buried in Whittier. Expresses concern for ELEANOR WILLS LOVE after her long siege of nursing (husband ELBERT HOWARD LOVE) Talks about a tribute by Aunt HETTIE DEWALT. Wonders about HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT and RODNEY HARRISON, not heard from them; had heard Helen had "nervous breakdown". Relates that when Helen's father, Raymond was considering remarrying (while in nursing home) Helen wanted a prenuptial agreement. "Daughter like Mother. Apparently, her mother ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT HARRISON, insisted her brother CHARLES DEWALT do this when he married ELIZABETH STEELE DEWALT. Anna was determined to keep the "DeWalt Money" & things among blood kin. Ends letter with by saying: "I am the eldest living member of the third" generation who was around, way back when.
    Histories
    Memories of the Ulysses Simpson & Herma Ethel Wills Webster family and the Urias Victor & Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills family PDF file
    Memories of the Ulysses Simpson & Herma Ethel Wills Webster family and the Urias Victor & Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills family PDF file
    Written by Vivian Permelia Webster Canham in 1982. Reflects on holidays, harvest time, horse power, fishing trips, overnight with cousins, eating too much, getting in trouble for tramping on Vertie's lilies, hand made Christmas gifts -dolls made by Vertie. Funeral of Elizabeth Wills. Otto and Mettie Williams Long family. Mettie's brother Rev Luther N. Williams, preaching. Mentions Wilford, Ronald, Eleanor, Grandpa & Grandma Williams (Nicholas C. & Catherine Belinda Martin Wills)and milking the cow. William Joseph with children Maude, Victor and Ethel travels after their mothers death-Ethel was about 3 yrs. The children lived with
    Uncle Robert (Wm Joseph Wills brother)and wife Mary.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of Wills Children Childhood Part 2
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of Wills Children Childhood Part 2
    Pages 22-39a up to The Depression and about 1931 This is a large PDF file, it will take a few moments to load.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of the Wills Children Childhood Part 1
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of the Wills Children Childhood Part 1
    Part 1 up to page 21 (Transportation in 1920) This is a large PDF file and will take some time to load.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love gives tribute to Wills Family.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love gives tribute to Wills Family.
    Gave thanks to parents Urias Victor & Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills. Expresses appreciation for her siblings who had helped her through out the years. A Thank you to Mary Wills and a Farewell letter to Mary by Anna Mae "Ann" Wills Langer is included.
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1879 - Cameron, Clinton, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIllness - Surgery for cancer of the breast - 1905 - Centralia, Nemaha, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEngagement - 1909 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPortrait - About 1910 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1910 - Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence Family - 1912 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Purchased from Mr. Sweeny. - 1915 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Pataha, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - Abt 1920 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - 1921 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - 1925 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - 1928 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Activities - Abt 1930 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - 1936 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - Abt 1940 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - To Eleanor's graduation from Washington State University - 3 Jun 1940 - Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - 1947 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cancer of the lungs due to metastasis of cancer of the left breast - 31 Aug 1947 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1947 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - 03 Sep 1947 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 03 Sep 1947 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 03 Sep 1947 - Pomeroy City Cemetery, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Group Picture - 1952 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Activities - 1988 - Seattle, King, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt with 2 unknown girls
    DeWalt. Vertie Veneta DeWalt with 2 unknown girls
    DeWalt. Lucy Jane and Vertie Veneta DeWalt
    DeWalt. Lucy Jane and Vertie Veneta DeWalt
    Lucy blinded when playing with children, and had a twin which died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S62] FamlySearch Labs, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960.
      Collection : Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960
      Name : Vertie Veneta Wills
      Death date : 31 Aug 1947
      Death place : Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington
      Gender : Female
      Race or color :
      Age at death : 67 years 8 months 14 days
      Estimated birth year : 1880
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      Birth place :
      Marital status : Married
      Spouse name : U. Victor Wills
      Father name : William De Walt
      Father birth place :
      Mother name : Susan Williams
      Mother birth place :
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      Film number : 2032610
      Digital GS number : 4223218
      Image number : 1271
      Reference number : 11

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      Urias Victor Wills & Vertie DeWalt were married Jan. 1, 1910 at Asotin, Wash.