Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


William Frederick JOLITZ [scrapbook] 1, 2-J0342 was born on 16 Jan 1877 in Kansas, USA. He died on 5 Mar 1955 in Kansas, USA. William married 1 Mary Elizabeth BLUNDERFIELD-B0360 on 27 Aug 1907 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

William was counted in a census on 2 Jan 1920 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas. He was counted in a census on 11 Apr 1940 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas.

William was the son of German immigrants, Gottfried and Johanna, and were near neighbours of the Blunderfields at the time of the 1900 census.

Mary Elizabeth BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0360 was born on 4 Jun 1877 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She died on 5 Aug 1954 in Willowsdale, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. She was buried on 7 Aug 1954 in Prairiedale Cemetery, Flora Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. Mary married 1 William Frederick JOLITZ-J0342 on 27 Aug 1907 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Mary 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 on 2 Jan 1920 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas. She was counted in a census on 11 Apr 1940 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas.

The Salina Journal
August 8, 1954

Talmage-
Funeral services for Mrs. Will Jolitz, 77, were held here Saturday, the Rev. Earle A Nossaman officiating. Burial was in Prairiedale Cemtery.

Mrs. Jolitz died at her home in the Willowdale Community. She spent most of her life in Dickinson County.

Survivors include the widower; one daughter, Mrs. Chester George, Salina, one brother Fred Blunderfield, Solomon, one sister Mrs. L.G. Ayre, Abilene. Another brother William Blunderfield, formerly of Dickinson County, died one week before in a hospital at Woodruff, Wisconsin, after suffering a heart attack.

They had the following children.

  F i Mildred Mae JOLITZ-J0248 was born on 10 Sep 1912. She died on 12 Jan 1996.

Leslie G AYRE-A0308.

Emily Alice BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0361 was born on 12 Nov 1880 in Solomon, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She died on 21 Feb 1959 in Kansas, USA. She was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. Emily married 1 Leslie G AYRE-A0308 in 1923 in Kansas, USA.

Emily was counted in a census 2 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 3 on 21 Jun 1900 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 4 on 22 Apr 1910 in Buckeye Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 5 on 19 Feb 1920 in Buckeye Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

On the 1st November 1922, Emily is listed departing Southampton aboard the White Star Line steamship 'Homeric' bound for New York. She travelled 2nd class and is recorded as a US Citizen aged 42, single, with 'Nil' occupation. On the ships arrival manifest, her date of birth is stated as 12 Nov 1880 (not 1879). She gives her address in the USA as 1114, Halsey Street, Brooklyn, New York. There are handwritten numbers against each passenger, which may be passport numbers; for Emily the number is 116706 HV.


William Phillip BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0362 was born 2 on 29 Aug 1882 in New York, New York, USA. He died on 28 Jul 1954 in Sayner, Vilas Co., Wisconsin, USA from a Heart Attack. He was buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. William married 1 Grace Harriet BAKER-B0364 on 30 Jun 1904 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.

William was counted in a census 3 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census on 22 Apr 1910 in 2075, W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. He was counted in a census on 5 Jan 1920 in 200, N. Lorel Ave., Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. He was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1930 in 328, N. Cuyler Ave., Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. He was counted in a census on 11 May 1940 in Higgins Road, Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA.

Other marriages:
JONES, Margaret

William died, just a week before his sister Mary, in a hospital at Woodruff, Wisconsin, after suffering a heart attack.

Grace Harriet BAKER 1, 2-B0364 was born on 5 Jun 1886 in Garfield, Pawnee, Kansas, USA. She died on 9 Mar 1982 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA. Grace married 1 William Phillip BLUNDERFIELD-B0362 on 30 Jun 1904 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.

Grace was counted in a census on 21 Apr 1910 in 722, N Buckeye Ave., Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
READE, Ira Nathan

Marriage Notes:

William and Grace were divorced on the 21 May 1906

They had the following children.

  F i
Jeane L BLUNDERFIELD 1-B0278 was born on 6 Sep 1904 in Abilene, Dickenson, Kansas, USA. She died on 19 Jan 2001 in Hemet, Riverside, California, USA.

Jeane was counted in a census 2 on 21 Apr 1910 in 722, N Buckeye Ave., Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

William Phillip BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0362 was born 2 on 29 Aug 1882 in New York, New York, USA. He died on 28 Jul 1954 in Sayner, Vilas Co., Wisconsin, USA from a Heart Attack. He was buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. William married 1 Margaret JONES-J0343 on 5 Mar 1908 in Jackson Co., Missouri, USA.

William was counted in a census 3 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census on 22 Apr 1910 in 2075, W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. He was counted in a census on 5 Jan 1920 in 200, N. Lorel Ave., Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. He was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1930 in 328, N. Cuyler Ave., Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. He was counted in a census on 11 May 1940 in Higgins Road, Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA.

Other marriages:
BAKER, Grace Harriet

William died, just a week before his sister Mary, in a hospital at Woodruff, Wisconsin, after suffering a heart attack.

Margaret JONES [scrapbook] 1-J0343 was born 2 on 1 Jul 1880 in Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, USA. Margaret married 1 William Phillip BLUNDERFIELD-B0362 on 5 Mar 1908 in Jackson Co., Missouri, USA.

Margaret was counted in a census on 22 Apr 1910 in 2075, W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. She was counted in a census on 5 Jan 1920 in 200, N. Lorel Ave., Chicago City, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. She was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1930 in 328, N. Cuyler Ave., Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA. She was counted in a census on 11 May 1940 in Higgins Road, Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret Faye BLUNDERFIELD-B0269 was born on 11 Jan 1909. She died on 26 Jan 1988.
  F ii Ruth Helen BLUNDERFIELD-B0270 was born on 29 May 1910. She died on 1 Nov 2000.
  F iii Esther Irene BLUNDERFIELD-B0271 was born on 16 Oct 1911. She died in ?.

Frederick J BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0363 was born on 29 Nov 1885 in Willowsdale, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. He died on 25 Nov 1966 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was buried on 28 Nov 1966 in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. Frederick married 1 Maude Ellen HOBBS-H0357 on 8 May 1907 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Frederick was counted in a census 2 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 3 on 21 Jun 1900 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census in 1920 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census in 1925 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census on 12 Apr 1940 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
MILLER, Emma

Maude Ellen HOBBS [scrapbook] 1-H0357 was born on 12 Dec 1887 in Kansas, USA. She died on 3 Dec 1962 in Kansas, USA. She was buried in Prarie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. Maude married 1 Frederick J BLUNDERFIELD-B0363 on 8 May 1907 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Maude was counted in a census in 1920 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census in 1925 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census on 12 Apr 1940 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.


Frederick J BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0363 was born on 29 Nov 1885 in Willowsdale, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. He died on 25 Nov 1966 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was buried on 28 Nov 1966 in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA. Frederick married 1 Emma MILLER-M0320 in From 1962 to 1966.

Frederick was counted in a census 2 on 1 Mar 1895 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 3 on 21 Jun 1900 in Willowdale Township, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census in 1920 in Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census in 1925 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census on 12 Apr 1940 in Willowdale, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
HOBBS, Maude Ellen

Emma MILLER 1-M0320 was born 2 on 28 Jan 1883. She died 3 on 1 Nov 1975 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. Emma married 1 Frederick J BLUNDERFIELD-B0363 in From 1962 to 1966.


Thomas Nelson BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2-B0366 was born on 3 Apr 1886 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. He died 3 on 27 Feb 1964 in California, USA. He was buried in Lakeside Memorial Lawn, Folsom, Sacramento, California, USA. Thomas married 4 Mary Ida ROSEMAN-R0339 on 26 Jun 1907 in Ellis, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.

Thomas was counted in a census 5 on 7 Jun 1900 in Lincoln Township, Ottawa Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 6 on 15 Apr 1910 in Ellis City, Ellis Co., Kansas, USA. He was counted in a census 7 in 1915 in Cambria, Saline Co., Kansas, USA.

Other marriages:
, Rose A
VANDERPOOL, Meta

At the time of the census in April 1910, Thomas appears to be using the surname of Blonderfield for his family and by 1915 had modified it slightly to Blondefield.

When the World War I Draft Registration was taken, Thomas Blondefield registered with his local board.

WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Thomas Nelson Blondefield
Address:  New Cambria, Saline County, Kansas
Age:  32 years old
Date of Birth:  3 April 1886
Occupation:  Auto
Employer:  G.M. Breed, 144 S. 5, Salina, Saline, Kansas
Nearest Relative:  Mary Blondefield, New Cambria, Saline Co., Kansas
Medium height
Medium build
Brown eyes
Dark hair
Sept. 12, 1918

Thomas Blondefield also registered for the draft for World War II even though he was 56 years old!

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Registration Card Serial Number:  U973
Thomas Nelson Blondefield
Address:  1139, Addison St., Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA.
Age:  56 years
Date of Birth:  3 April 1886
Place of Birth:  Solomon, Kansas
Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address:  Meta Blondefield, 1139 Addison St., Berkeley, CA.
Employer’s Name and Address:  Richmond Shipbuilding Corp., Richmond, Contra Costa, Calif.

Note that he was no longer married to Mary.  His wife was listed as Meta.

A divorce notice for Thomas N. Blondefield appeared in the Nevada State Journal (21 October 1936, Reno, Nevada) where he was divorcing Rose A. Blondefield. There was also a marriage notice (the same day, in the same newspaper) where he married Meta Vanderpool. So it seems that Thomas married Rose after, presumably divorcing Mary and then divorced Rose to marry Meta?

Mary Ida ROSEMAN 1-R0339 was born 2 on 21 Mar 1890 in Cambria, Saline Co., Kansas, USA. She died on 13 Feb 1980 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Mary married 2 Thomas Nelson BLUNDERFIELD-B0366 on 26 Jun 1907 in Ellis, Dickinson Co., Kansas, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.

Mary was counted in a census 3 on 15 Apr 1910 in Ellis City, Ellis Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 4 in 1915 in Cambria, Saline Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census on 20 Apr 1940 in 3842, College Ave., Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Mary Ida's parents were Roseman and Ruch

They had the following children.

  F i Elma Remitta BLONDEFIELD-B0241 was born on 24 Dec 1907. She died on 26 Feb 1983.
  F ii
Madeline Snowden BLONDEFIELD 1-B0242 was born on 8 Feb 1910 in Kansas, USA. She died 2 on 24 Mar 1992 in Ventura, California, USA.

Madeline was counted in a census 3 on 15 Apr 1910 in Ellis City, Ellis Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census 4 in 1915 in Cambria, Saline Co., Kansas, USA. She was counted in a census on 20 Apr 1940 in 3842, College Ave., Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Madeline is recorded as divorced in the 1940 Census
  M iii Harold Dwight BLONDEFIELD-B0280 was born on 13 Jun 1915. He died on 17 Apr 1991.
  F iv Carol Ruth BLONDEFIELD-B0279.

Arthur Loren THOMPSON 1-T0314. Arthur married 1 Lena May BLUNDERFIELD-B0369 on 2 Nov 1914 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

Lena May BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0369 was born on 7 Aug 1899 in Near Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA. She died on 25 May 1988 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Lena married 1 Arthur Loren THOMPSON-T0314 on 2 Nov 1914 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

Lena was counted in a census 2 on 6 Jun 1900 in Dwelling #464/150/167, Harrison Street, Campbell Township, Springfield City, Greene County, Missouri. She was counted in a census 3 on 19 Apr 1910 in S. Campbell St., Campbell, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

Other marriages:
ROBERTS, Grover P 'Rudy'


Grover P 'Rudy' ROBERTS-R0340.

Lena May BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0369 was born on 7 Aug 1899 in Near Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA. She died on 25 May 1988 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Lena married 1 Grover P 'Rudy' ROBERTS-R0340 in From 1931 to 1936 in probably San Bernardino, California, USA.

Lena was counted in a census 2 on 6 Jun 1900 in Dwelling #464/150/167, Harrison Street, Campbell Township, Springfield City, Greene County, Missouri. She was counted in a census 3 on 19 Apr 1910 in S. Campbell St., Campbell, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

Other marriages:
THOMPSON, Arthur Loren


John Elmer CRABTREE Sr [scrapbook] 1-C0311 was born on 20 Aug 1889 in Winona, Shannon Co., Missouri, USA. He died 2 on 29 Sep 1965 in Highland, San Bernardino, California, USA. John married 1 Bessie BLUNDERFIELD-B0370 about Apr 1917 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

John was counted in a census on 26 Apr 1940 in 730, G Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

Bessie BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0370 was born on 15 Feb 1903 in St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, USA. She died on 2 Aug 1986 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Bessie married 1 John Elmer CRABTREE Sr-C0311 about Apr 1917 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

Bessie was counted in a census 2 on 19 Apr 1910 in S. Campbell St., Campbell, Greene County, Missouri, USA. She was counted in a census on 26 Apr 1940 in 730, G Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

They had the following children.

  M i
Alfred Thomas CRABTREE [scrapbook]-C0215 was born 1 on 11 Jul 1917 in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA. He died 2 on 19 Sep 1970 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was buried in Hermosa Memorial Gardens, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California.

Alfred was counted in a census on 26 Apr 1940 in 730, G Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
  F ii Maxine Elizabeth CRABTREE-C0214 was born on 16 Aug 1921. She died on 30 Jan 1984.
  M iii John Elmer CRABTREE Jr-C0208 was born on 9 Feb 1924. He died on 22 Mar 2002.

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