Friday, October 12, 2007

William C. Lemaster family - Larimer & Teller Cos. Colorado

William Clifford LEMASTER and family appear in the 1910 census of Ft. Collins, Larimer Co., CO. William was my paternal great-granduncle, the son of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (CHEW) LEMASTERS.

William's occupation was that of a bank cashier. He had been married for 17 years, and was born in Ohio. His wife, Lella, was listed as age 38, born in Indiana, and the mother of four children, all of whom were living in the 1910 census. The children were all attending school, except for young William C. Junior, who was only five years old.

By the 1920 census, William and Lella were divorced, and William was living with son Ralph as a lodger in the household of Francis P. HALL in Victor, Teller Co., CO. William's occupation at that time was a proprietor of a theatre, and Ralph was working as an express driver.

William Clifford LEMASTERS b. September 1, 1871 Darke Co., OH, d. July 26, 1922 Colorado, m. August 20, 1892 Jay Co., IN to Lella Edith LEWIS, daughter of Morgan B. and Hattie (________) LEWIS. Lella b. April 9, 1877 Jay Co., IN., d. April 1, 1943 Martinez, CA.

Children of William C. and Lella E. (LEWIS) LEMASTERS are as follows :
i. Gladys Armorel LEMASTERS b. October 28, 1893
ii. Lella Lewis LEMASTERS b. March 28, 1897
iii. Ralph Morgan LEMASTERS b. June 30, 1902
iv. William Clifford LEMASTERS b. August 22, 1904
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