Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Darrell STYLES-S0134.

Rata Evangeline Dorothy URRY [Parents]-U0104.

Other marriages:
STRONG, Thomas

They had the following children.

  M i Kevin Ronald STYLES-S0010.
  M ii Leonard Maxwell STYLES-S0011.
  M iii Patrick John STYLES-S0012.
  F iv Kathleen Denise STYLES-S0013.
  F v Maureen Jane STYLES-S0014.

Russell KILGALLEN-K0103 was born 1 on 17 Nov 1925 in Montreal, Canada. He died 1 on 11 Apr 1957 in Ontario, Canada from a brain haemorrhage. He was buried 2 in Pinehills Cemetey, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Russell married Joan Winifred Helen URRY-U0103 in (did not marry).

Russell was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces - number D-143858

Joan Winifred Helen URRY [Parents]-U0103 was born 1 on 1 Mar 1925 in Wellington, New Zealand. She died 1 on 11 Nov 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. Joan married Russell KILGALLEN-K0103 in (did not marry).

Other marriages:
MARTIN, Robert George

They had the following children.

  F i Yvonne June URRY-U0004.

Ronald Arthur Hoani URRY [Parents] 1-U0105 died on 8 Jan 1972. Ronald married Joyce WALSH-W0117.

Joyce WALSH-W0117.

They had the following children.

  F i Gail URRY-U0005.
  F ii Lois URRY-U0006.
  M iii Allan URRY-U0007.

George Frederick William URRY [Parents] 1-U0106 was born about 1927. He died on 14 Feb 1983. George married Barbara.

Barbara.

They had the following children.

  F i Valerie URRY-U0008.
  F ii Diane URRY-U0009.
  M iii George Frederick William URRY-U0010.
  F iv Linda URRY-U0011.
  M v Steven Llewellyn URRY-U0012.

Fernando SANTOS-S0015.

Yvonne June URRY [Parents]-U0004.

They had the following children.

  F i Glenda Natalie SANTOS-SX003.
  F ii Melanie Lisa SANTOS-SX004.

William B BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0567 was born on 18 May 1825 in Norton Subcourse, Norfolk. He was christened 1 on 19 Jun 1825 in the Church of Saint Gregory in Heckingham, Norfolk. He died 2, 3 on 14 Aug 1905 in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. He was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. William married 4 Mary Elizabeth HONER-H0577 about 1851 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.

William was counted in a census on 7 Jun 1841 in Near The Marshes, Thorpe Next Haddiscoe, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 5 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 6 on 22 Jun 1870 in Abilene Post Office, Lincoln Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 7 on 18 Aug 1870 in Morristown Post Office, Grainger Co., Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 8 on 1 Mar 1875 in Croll Creek Post Office, Ottawa Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 9 on 5 Jun 1880 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 10 on 7 Jun 1900 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
DAUGHENBAUGH, Margaret I

William emigrated to the USA in 1847.
Listed on Passenger List & Emigration:  New York, 1820-1850.  
“William Blunderfield, age 21, departed England, Port of Departure - London.  On ship:  Mediator.  
Date of Arrival:  7 April 1847, New York.”

On 27 October 1852, William B. Blunderfield was naturalized at City Court of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  
Volume 1, Page 13. (Note that this is the first appearance of the middle initial 'B' in his name)

Between October 1852 and March 1855, William Blunderfield and his family moved from Connecticut to Tennessee.

When the 1870 census was taken, William Blunderfield was counted  twice!  In June 1870, he was in Dickinson County, Kansas, living in what was most likely a boarding house.  Later that year, he was back in Tennessee when the 1870 census was taken there.  William had probably gone to Kansas to look for work and then returned to Tennessee to get his family.  The Blunderfield’s moved from Tennessee to Kansas between 1870 and 1875.   

The Abilene Reflector Newspaper printed the following item:
June 15, 1904 "W.B. Blunderfield is visiting sons George & William."

Mary Elizabeth HONER [scrapbook]-H0577 was born 1 on 10 Feb 1830 in Leicestershire, England. She died 1 on 16 Nov 1893 in Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. She was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. Mary married 2 William B BLUNDERFIELD-B0567 about 1851 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.

Mary was counted in a census 3 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA. She was counted in a census 4 on 18 Aug 1870 in Morristown Post Office, Grainger Co., Tennessee, USA. She was counted in a census 5 on 1 Mar 1875 in Croll Creek Post Office, Ottawa Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 6 on 5 Jun 1880 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA.

The following obituary notice appeared in the 'Solomon Sentinel' - 22 November 1893
“Blunderfield: Mary, wife of W.B. Blunderfield, d. Nov. 16 at home N. of Solomon, age 63y; bur Prairie Mound cem; born Mary Honer at Wharton, Leicestershire, Eng, 1830; came to US 1840; m ca 2y later at Bridgeport, Conn.; lived in Tenn; mov to Kan Dec 1870 to join husb who had preceded her.

However, there doesn't appear to be a Wharton in Leicestershire (there is one in Cheshire and in Herefordshire). Also couldn't find anyone with the surname Honer in the 1841 census for Leicestershire. Could the surname have been Horner or Honor?

The following passenger ship record was found for Mary Honer for 1850. But, it states that Mary Honer came from Ireland, through Liverpool. It is possible that she might have boarded the ship in Liverpool and they incorrectly listed her as being from Ireland?
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Passenger List
District of New York - Port of New York
28 October 1850
Ship Forest Green
Name: Mary Honer
Age: 21 years 6 months
Female
Spinster
The Country to Which They Severally Belong: Ireland
The Country in Which They Intend to Become Inhabitants: America

They had the following children.

  M i James Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B04FQ was born on 5 Mar 1852. He died on 21 Aug 1892 from a locomotive boiler explosion.
  M ii William Henry BLUNDERFIELD-B04FR was born on 5 Mar 1854. He died on 11 Dec 1927.
  M iii George Francis BLUNDERFIELD-B04FS was born on 26 Nov 1856. He died on 28 Jul 1928.
  F iv
Mary Ann Susanna BLUNDERFIELD 1-B04FT was born on 8 May 1858 in Tennessee, USA. She died before Aug 1868 in Tennessee, USA.

Mary was counted in a census 2 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA.
  M v Alfred Thomas BLUNDERFIELD-B04FU was born on 28 May 1865. He died on 16 Dec 1938.
  F vi Mary Ann Susanna BLUNDERFIELD-B04FV was born on 24 Aug 1868. She died on 9 Jan 1933.

William B BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0567 was born on 18 May 1825 in Norton Subcourse, Norfolk. He was christened 1 on 19 Jun 1825 in the Church of Saint Gregory in Heckingham, Norfolk. He died 2, 3 on 14 Aug 1905 in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. He was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. William married 2 Margaret I DAUGHENBAUGH-D0515 on 14 Sep 1897 in Dickinson County, Kansas, USA.

William was counted in a census on 7 Jun 1841 in Near The Marshes, Thorpe Next Haddiscoe, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 4 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 5 on 22 Jun 1870 in Abilene Post Office, Lincoln Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 6 on 18 Aug 1870 in Morristown Post Office, Grainger Co., Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 7 on 1 Mar 1875 in Croll Creek Post Office, Ottawa Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 8 on 5 Jun 1880 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 9 on 7 Jun 1900 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
HONER, Mary Elizabeth

William emigrated to the USA in 1847.
Listed on Passenger List & Emigration:  New York, 1820-1850.  
“William Blunderfield, age 21, departed England, Port of Departure - London.  On ship:  Mediator.  
Date of Arrival:  7 April 1847, New York.”

On 27 October 1852, William B. Blunderfield was naturalized at City Court of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  
Volume 1, Page 13. (Note that this is the first appearance of the middle initial 'B' in his name)

Between October 1852 and March 1855, William Blunderfield and his family moved from Connecticut to Tennessee.

When the 1870 census was taken, William Blunderfield was counted  twice!  In June 1870, he was in Dickinson County, Kansas, living in what was most likely a boarding house.  Later that year, he was back in Tennessee when the 1870 census was taken there.  William had probably gone to Kansas to look for work and then returned to Tennessee to get his family.  The Blunderfield’s moved from Tennessee to Kansas between 1870 and 1875.   

The Abilene Reflector Newspaper printed the following item:
June 15, 1904 "W.B. Blunderfield is visiting sons George & William."

Margaret I DAUGHENBAUGH 1, 2-D0515 was born in Jul 1840 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. She died 3 on 29 Sep 1904 in Kansas, USA. She was buried on 30 Sep 1904 in Kansas, USA. Margaret married 1 William B BLUNDERFIELD-B0567 on 14 Sep 1897 in Dickinson County, Kansas, USA.

Margaret was counted in a census on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowsdale, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 4 on 7 Jun 1900 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
ENFIELD, Noah


James Charles BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B04FQ was born on 5 Mar 1852 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. He died on 21 Aug 1892 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA from a locomotive boiler explosion. He was buried 2 in City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA. James married 1, 3 Viola WHITE-DILLARD-W0415 on 24 Jun 1875 in Navarro County, Texas, USA.

James was counted in a census 4 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 5 on 18 Aug 1870 in Morristown Post Office, Grainger Co., Tennessee, USA.

Other marriages:
BLACK, Laura V

Sometime between 1870 and 1875, James Blunderfield moved from Tennessee to Texas.  In 1875, James’ parents were living in Kansas.

In 1885, James was in Galveston, Texas. This item appeared in the “Galveston Daily News”
Friday, 24 July 1885, Galveston, Texas, “J.C. Blunderfield, of Montgomery, is a guest of the Washington hotel.” . This is a curious item, was there so little news that they reported hotel guests or was James' presence of some public interest?

Between 1885 and 1891, James moved from Texas to Arkansas.  In 1891, James was living in Little Rock, Arkansas where he married a second time.  

On 21 August 1892, James C. Blunderfield died in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 37.  He was an engineer on a locomotive and the boiler on that locomotive exploded, killing him instantly.  Also killed in the accident was the fireman that was working with James.  

Accounts were written in various newspapers about James’ death.

“Anderson News” Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, 25 August 1892, Page 1
“A Railroad Engine Explodes - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22 - While engine 362 was pushing a heavy freight train for the Iron Mountain near the bridge, the boiler exploded, and Engineer James Blunderfield was thrown into the air one hundred feet and instantly killed.  Fireman Robert Prater was torn to a mass, and the engine was demolished and the track torn up.”

“Carroll Daily Sentinel”, Monday, 22 August 1892, Carroll, Iowa
“Terrible Explosion - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22 - A terrific explosion involving the loss of two lives occurred at 3 a.m. on the Iron Mountain track.  The boiler exploded and Engineer Blunderfield was hurled from his cab a distance of 150 feet.  Fireman Prather was in the tender and his body and head were torn to pieces.”

“Hamilton Daily Democrat”, Monday, 22 August 1892, Hamilton, Ohio
“Terrific Explosion - Locomotive Boiler Lets Go with Deadly Results -
Memphis, Aug. 22 - A terrific explosion involving the loss of two lives, occurred at 3 o’clock yesterday morning on the Iron Mountain track two blocks from the bridge across the Mississippi river.  Engineer J.C. Blunderfield and Robert Prather, fireman, was in charge of Engine 362 to which was attached to freight train.  The boiler exploded and Blunderfield was hurled from his cab a distance of 150 feet.  The fireman was in the tender and his body and head were torn to pieces.  The track was torn up and the windows in neighboring houses were shattered.”

“The Davenport Tribune”, Tuesday morning, 23 August 1892, Davenport, Iowa
“The Boiler Exploded - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22 - While engine 362 was pushing a heavy freight train for the Iron Mountain, near the bridge last evening, the boiler exploded and Engineer James Blunderfield was thrown into the air and instantly killed.  Fireman Robert Prater was torn to a mass, and the engine was demolished and the track torn up.”   

“Logansport Daily Reporter”, Tuesday afternoon, 23 August 1892, Logansport, Indiana
“Brief Dispatches - James Blunderfield, an engineer, and Robert Crater, a fireman, were instantly killed by the explosion of a locomotive boiler at Memphis, Tenn.”  


MONTHLY JOURNAL - BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
VOL.  XXVI - October 1892 - No. 10
Little Rock, Aug. 25, 1892.
At a regular meeting of Little Rock Division, 182, August 25th, the following resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, It is with heartfelt sorrow we are called upon to announce the death of Brother James C. Blunderfield, who was killed August 21st by the explosion of his engine; and whereas in the death of Brother Blunderfield we lament the loss of an energetic and faithful worker, one whose kindness and gentlemanly deportment reflected credit on this order.

RESOLVED, That we tender to Mrs. Blunderfield our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of distress, assuring her that this Division has lost a member whom we all respected and esteemed, and while we know that God in His infinite mercy has received him among his children above, we also feel that it is our duty to guard and protect her and her child; and as a mark of respect for our deceased Brother, our charter be draped for thirty days, and a copy of these resolutions be presented to the wife of our late Brother.
 
W.N. Horton, C.J. Klein, John Adams,   Committee


“The Locomotive”, Published by the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
New Series - Vol. XIII, Hartford, Conn., October, 1892, No.10
Boiler Explosions Locomotive (131)
“Engineer James Blunderfield and Fireman Robert Carter were killed on August 21st by the explosion of a locomotive boiler on the Iron Mountain Railway.  The accident occurred on a spur track leading to the bridge between Iowa and Virginia Avenues, Memphis, Tenn.  The locomotive was wrecked, and fragments of it were scattered 500 yards about.”

Viola WHITE-DILLARD 1-W0415 was born about 1860 in Tennessee, USA. Viola married 1, 2 James Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B04FQ on 24 Jun 1875 in Navarro County, Texas, USA.

Viola was counted in a census 3 on 7/8 Jun 1880 in Marshall, Harrison Co., Texas, USA.

Viola was the daughter of Henry and Mary White.

Viola must have had a previous marriage before she married James Charles, since she married him under the name Viola Dillard.

When the 1880 census was taken, Viola and her daughter were living in Harrison County, Texas with Henry and Mary White, her parents.  Viola stated that she was married but where was James?

They had the following children.

  F i
Minnie May BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B03FA was born 1 on 7 May 1876 in Texas, USA. She died 2 on 25 Aug 1878 in Texas, USA. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  F ii
Mary Myrtie BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook] 1-B0358 was born 2 on 14 Aug 1878 in Texas, USA. She died 3 on 28 Oct 1882 in Texas, USA. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Mary was counted in a census 4 on 7/8 Jun 1880 in Marshall, Harrison Co., Texas, USA.

James Charles BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B04FQ was born on 5 Mar 1852 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. He died on 21 Aug 1892 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA from a locomotive boiler explosion. He was buried 2 in City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA. James married 1, 3 Laura V BLACK-B04FW on 22 Jun 1891 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA.

James was counted in a census 4 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 5 on 18 Aug 1870 in Morristown Post Office, Grainger Co., Tennessee, USA.

Other marriages:
WHITE-DILLARD, Viola

Sometime between 1870 and 1875, James Blunderfield moved from Tennessee to Texas.  In 1875, James’ parents were living in Kansas.

In 1885, James was in Galveston, Texas. This item appeared in the “Galveston Daily News”
Friday, 24 July 1885, Galveston, Texas, “J.C. Blunderfield, of Montgomery, is a guest of the Washington hotel.” . This is a curious item, was there so little news that they reported hotel guests or was James' presence of some public interest?

Between 1885 and 1891, James moved from Texas to Arkansas.  In 1891, James was living in Little Rock, Arkansas where he married a second time.  

On 21 August 1892, James C. Blunderfield died in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 37.  He was an engineer on a locomotive and the boiler on that locomotive exploded, killing him instantly.  Also killed in the accident was the fireman that was working with James.  

Accounts were written in various newspapers about James’ death.

“Anderson News” Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, 25 August 1892, Page 1
“A Railroad Engine Explodes - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22 - While engine 362 was pushing a heavy freight train for the Iron Mountain near the bridge, the boiler exploded, and Engineer James Blunderfield was thrown into the air one hundred feet and instantly killed.  Fireman Robert Prater was torn to a mass, and the engine was demolished and the track torn up.”

“Carroll Daily Sentinel”, Monday, 22 August 1892, Carroll, Iowa
“Terrible Explosion - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22 - A terrific explosion involving the loss of two lives occurred at 3 a.m. on the Iron Mountain track.  The boiler exploded and Engineer Blunderfield was hurled from his cab a distance of 150 feet.  Fireman Prather was in the tender and his body and head were torn to pieces.”

“Hamilton Daily Democrat”, Monday, 22 August 1892, Hamilton, Ohio
“Terrific Explosion - Locomotive Boiler Lets Go with Deadly Results -
Memphis, Aug. 22 - A terrific explosion involving the loss of two lives, occurred at 3 o’clock yesterday morning on the Iron Mountain track two blocks from the bridge across the Mississippi river.  Engineer J.C. Blunderfield and Robert Prather, fireman, was in charge of Engine 362 to which was attached to freight train.  The boiler exploded and Blunderfield was hurled from his cab a distance of 150 feet.  The fireman was in the tender and his body and head were torn to pieces.  The track was torn up and the windows in neighboring houses were shattered.”

“The Davenport Tribune”, Tuesday morning, 23 August 1892, Davenport, Iowa
“The Boiler Exploded - Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22 - While engine 362 was pushing a heavy freight train for the Iron Mountain, near the bridge last evening, the boiler exploded and Engineer James Blunderfield was thrown into the air and instantly killed.  Fireman Robert Prater was torn to a mass, and the engine was demolished and the track torn up.”   

“Logansport Daily Reporter”, Tuesday afternoon, 23 August 1892, Logansport, Indiana
“Brief Dispatches - James Blunderfield, an engineer, and Robert Crater, a fireman, were instantly killed by the explosion of a locomotive boiler at Memphis, Tenn.”  


MONTHLY JOURNAL - BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
VOL.  XXVI - October 1892 - No. 10
Little Rock, Aug. 25, 1892.
At a regular meeting of Little Rock Division, 182, August 25th, the following resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, It is with heartfelt sorrow we are called upon to announce the death of Brother James C. Blunderfield, who was killed August 21st by the explosion of his engine; and whereas in the death of Brother Blunderfield we lament the loss of an energetic and faithful worker, one whose kindness and gentlemanly deportment reflected credit on this order.

RESOLVED, That we tender to Mrs. Blunderfield our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of distress, assuring her that this Division has lost a member whom we all respected and esteemed, and while we know that God in His infinite mercy has received him among his children above, we also feel that it is our duty to guard and protect her and her child; and as a mark of respect for our deceased Brother, our charter be draped for thirty days, and a copy of these resolutions be presented to the wife of our late Brother.
 
W.N. Horton, C.J. Klein, John Adams,   Committee


“The Locomotive”, Published by the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
New Series - Vol. XIII, Hartford, Conn., October, 1892, No.10
Boiler Explosions Locomotive (131)
“Engineer James Blunderfield and Fireman Robert Carter were killed on August 21st by the explosion of a locomotive boiler on the Iron Mountain Railway.  The accident occurred on a spur track leading to the bridge between Iowa and Virginia Avenues, Memphis, Tenn.  The locomotive was wrecked, and fragments of it were scattered 500 yards about.”

Laura V BLACK [scrapbook] 1-B04FW was born about 1864 in Texas Co., Missouri, USA. Laura married 1, 2 James Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B04FQ on 22 Jun 1891 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA.

Other marriages:
GOODWIN, Thomas T

After James' death, Laura married twice more

Thomas T Goodwin on the 17th Jan 1894 in Garland, Arknasas (her age was given as 25, ie born c1869)
Charles McGuire on the 6th Apr 1899 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  F i
Minnie May BLUNDERFIELD 1-B0359 was born 2 on 13 Jun 1892 in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., Missouri, USA.

William Henry BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B04FR was born on 5 Mar 1854 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA. He died on 11 Dec 1927 in Kansas, USA. He was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. William married 2 Martha Govey LEWIS-L0417 on 26 Jun 1876 in Solomon, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

William was counted in a census 3 on 8 Jun 1860 in Knoxville (12th District), Knox County, Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 4 on 18 Aug 1870 in Morristown Post Office, Grainger Co., Tennessee, USA. He was counted in a census 5 on 1 Jun 1880 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 6 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 7 on 21 Jun 1900 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 8 on 22 Apr 1910 in Buckeye Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 9 on 19 Feb 1920 in Buckeye Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
MATTHEWS, Elizabeth

Between 1880 and 1882, William H. Blunderfield and his family moved to New York.
Between 1882 and 1885, William H. Blunderfield and his family moved back to Kansas.

On 24 April 1920, William H. Blunderfield filled out a Passport Application.  He stated that he planned to sail to Europe from Canada during May 1920, he also stated that he had lived in London, England for 3 months, during 1887.

William travelled to England and in October 1920 he married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Matthews.

In May 1921, William and his new wife Elizabeth arrived in New York, at Ellis Island.  
7 May 1921 - Ellis Island, New York - arrived on ship Mauretania from Southampton, England:
William H. Blunderfield, age 67 years 1 month, residence Talmage, Kansas
Elizabeth Blunderfield, age 55 years 6 months, residence Talmage, Kansas

When William died in December 1927, the following obituary was printed in the 'Manchester Motor' on the 22nd December.
Blunderfield:  William H. Blunderfield b 5 Mar 1854, Knoxville, Tenn; m 26 June 1876 to Miss Martha Lewis of London, England; had 4 children; homesteaded 8 mi N of Solomon; wife d 15 June 1918; m2 1920 to Miss Lizzie Matthews of Hayes, Eng; returned to US 1921; settled at Talmage; moved to Salina 1925; d 11 Dec 1927 at Salina; buried at Solomon; survived by wife; 4 children. Emily Ayre of Talmage; Mary Jolitz, Will & Fred of Solomon; 4 grandchildren; 2 brothers. G.F., of McPherson; A.T. of Oklahoma City; 1 sister, Mollie Gatschet of Solomon.

Martha Govey LEWIS [scrapbook] 1-L0417 was born on 9 Sep 1851 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire. She died on 15 Jun 1918 in Kansas, USA. She was buried on 17 Jun 1918 in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. Martha married 1 William Henry BLUNDERFIELD-B04FR on 26 Jun 1876 in Solomon, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Martha was counted in a census 2 on 1 Jun 1880 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 3 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 4 on 21 Jun 1900 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 5 on 22 Apr 1910 in Buckeye Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

In 1875, Martha Lewis, William’s future wife, emigrated from England

When Martha died in June 1918, the following obituary was printed in the 'Solomon Tribune' on the 20th June.

Martha Govey Lewis was born in Hunsdon, England, Sept. 9, 1851 where she lived until the age of 5 years.  Thence they moved to London  where she lived until 1874 when she came to New York City.  She was there about 2 years, then came to Chicago remaining there but a few months.  She came to Solomon, Kansas in 1877 and was united in marriage to Wm. H. Blunderfield June 26 of that year.  To this union were born four children, two girls and two boys.  Mrs. Wm. Jolitz, of Solomon, Emily A..of Talmage, Wm. P. of Chicago, Ill., Fred J. of Solomon.  Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss four little granddaughters and one brother in England.  She died Saturday, June 15, 1918 at 2:30 a.m.  She became a  member of the Episcopal church in early childhood and on July 31, 1894 she with her husband and two daughters, was baptized by Rev. B.F. Dice and united with the M.E. church at Willowdale.  Since moving to Talmage she placed her letter in the Talmage church.  She is known to her many friends and loved ones as a devoted wife, a loving mother and a consistant Christian.

Funeral services were held at the Talmage M.E. church Monday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m., services conducted by Rev. F. B. Benson and the large number of  friends who were present gave silent sorrowful testimony of the esteem in which she was held.  The casket was covered with beautiful flowers, silent tokens of love in the grief that fills the hearts of those who knew her and loved her.

We are unable to do justice in describing the beauty and devotion of her Christian life of good deeds exemplary to all her associates, and her death was a fitting close to it, dying peacefully without a murmur, secure in the love of the Saviour who had been her solace and strength during her illness -- no murmur or complaint passed her lips during all her suffering with the patience of a true Christian.  The pallbearers who carried her to her last resting place were:  Wm. Doidge, W.D. Fulton, Wm. Koelling, Richard Grice, Wm. J. Fenn, John Bear.  She was buried in the Prairie Mound cemetery at Solomon.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Elizabeth BLUNDERFIELD-B0360 was born on 4 Jun 1877. She died on 5 Aug 1954.
  F ii
Emily BLUNDERFIELD-B03FC was born about Dec 1879 in Solomon, Kansas, USA. She died before Nov 1880 in Solomon, Kansas, USA.

Emily was counted in a census 1 on 1 Jun 1880 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.
  F iii Emily Alice BLUNDERFIELD-B0361 was born on 12 Nov 1880. She died on 21 Feb 1959.
  M iv William Phillip BLUNDERFIELD-B0362 was born on 29 Aug 1882. He died on 28 Jul 1954 from a Heart Attack.
  M v Frederick J BLUNDERFIELD-B0363 was born on 29 Nov 1885. He died on 25 Nov 1966.

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