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Descendants of Wesley R. VanGilder  
 
Generation No. 1

1. WESLEY R.3 VANGILDER (ISAAC2, JOHN1)1,2 was born 22 February 1842 in Newton New Jersey, and died 12 May 1911. He married SUSAN SMITH 16 April 1870 in Oxford New Jersey3, daughter of JOHN SMITH and ELIZA SIMPSON. She was born 17 December 1843 in Newton New Jersey, and died 28 November 1908 in Rio, Knox Co. Illinois.

Notes for WESLEY R. VANGILDER:
A member of Company F 3rd Reg't New Jersey Calvary in the Civil War. He was injured when he and 11 other members of his Reg't charged across railroad tracks at Appomattox Station VA. His horse fell on him injuring the small of his back, kidneys, bladder and urinary organs.

More About WESLEY R. VANGILDER:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio, Knox Co. Illinois
Occupation: Harness maker

More About SUSAN SMITH:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio, Knox Co. Illinois

Children of WESLEY VANGILDER and SUSAN SMITH are:
i. JAMES4 VANGILDER4.
2. ii. LAURA CATHERINE VANGILDER, b. 08 March 1871; d. 04 October 1897, Roseville Illinois.
3. iii. LUCY INEZ VANGILDER, b. 06 May 1873.
4. iv. ISAAC SMITH VANGILDER, b. 27 December 1874; d. 27 August 1954.
5. v. JOHN EMORY VANGILDER, b. 21 July 1877; d. 1947.
vi. SARAH ANN VANGILDER, b. 19 January 18805; d. 22 December 1905, Monmouth, Knox Co. Illinois; m. EDWARD DRIFFEL, 24 December 1900; b. 1877; d. 1948.

Notes for SARAH ANN VANGILDER:
Obit

Duffell, Mrs. Ed, for many years a resident of Knox County died at her home in this city (Monmouth) Thursday morning of consumption. Mrs. Duffell lived for years at Rio where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Van Gilder reside. Before moving to Monmouth she and her husband lived at Alexis. She leaves, her husband, parents, following brothers and sisters, John VanGilder of Ontario, Isaac of Dawn Missouri, Mrs. Nancy Matson of Rio, Mrs. Lucy Daves of Alexis. The body will be taken to Rio tomorrow morning for funeral service and burial at Congregational church.

More About SARAH ANN VANGILDER:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. IL

6. vii. NANCY ILIFF VANGILDER, b. 20 June 1882; d. 18 May 1957, Maquoketa Iowa.

Generation No. 2

2. LAURA CATHERINE4 VANGILDER (WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 08 March 1871, and died 04 October 1897 in Roseville Illinois. She married HARRY DANIEL BAIR 17 July 1889 in Knox Co. Illinois6. He was born February 1864 in Illinois, and died 16 March 1941.

Notes for LAURA CATHERINE VANGILDER:
Obit
The Monmouth Review, Monmouth Illinois 6 October 1897

W.R. VanGilder and family were called to Roseville Saturday evening by the serious illness of their daughter and sister, Mrs. Harry Bair, who died Monday evening. The remains will be taken to Rio for burial and the funeral service was held at that place at 10 o'clock, conducted by Reverand Nettie Moore Churchill, pastor of the U. B. Church at Roseville.

The Monmouth Review 20 November 1897 Alexis news

Harry Bair and children of Roseville arrived in Alexis Friday afternoon and spent the night with the family of W.R. Van Gilder.

More About LAURA CATHERINE VANGILDER:
Burial: Alexis cemetery, Alexis Illinois

More About HARRY DANIEL BAIR:
Burial: Alexis cemetery, Alexis Illinois

Children of LAURA VANGILDER and HARRY BAIR are:
i. FLORENCE E.5 BAIR, b. September 1890.
ii. BRICE W. BAIR, b. July 1892.
iii. CLYTIE BAIR, b. December 1894.

3. LUCY INEZ4 VANGILDER (WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 06 May 1873. She married WILLIAM DAVES 26 March 1896 in Warren Co. Illinois7.

Children of LUCY VANGILDER and WILLIAM DAVES are:
i. FAY5 DAVES.

More About FAY DAVES:
Occupation: Missionary

7. ii. MYRA DAVES.
8. iii. EDNA DAVES.

4. ISAAC SMITH4 VANGILDER (WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 27 December 1874, and died 27 August 1954. He married (1) LAURA ETTA HENDERSON 03 January 1900 in Knox Co. Illinois8. She was born 26 October 1879, and died 11 June 1907. He married (2) CLARA MABEL ARNOLD Abt. 1910 in Illinois. She was born 04 October 1875 in Iowa, and died 10 December 1962 in Rio, Knox Co. Illinois.

More About ISAAC SMITH VANGILDER:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. Illinois

More About LAURA ETTA HENDERSON:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. Illinois

Children of ISAAC VANGILDER and LAURA HENDERSON are:
i. SON5 VANGILDER, d. 31 August 1905.

More About SON VANGILDER:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. Illinois

ii. DAUGHTER VANGILDER, d. 31 August 1905.

More About DAUGHTER VANGILDER:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. Illinois

5. JOHN EMORY4 VANGILDER (WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 21 July 1877, and died 1947. He married ELIZABETH DAVIS/LAVIS9 01 March 1905. She was born 1880, and died 1948.

More About JOHN EMORY VANGILDER:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. Illinois

More About ELIZABETH DAVIS/LAVIS:
Burial: Rio Cemetery, Rio Knox Co. Illinois

Child of JOHN VANGILDER and ELIZABETH DAVIS/LAVIS is:
9. i. EARLE VIRGIL5 VANGILDER, b. 06 August 1908, Rio, Knox Co. Illinois; d. November 1976, Moline Illinois.

6. NANCY ILIFF4 VANGILDER (WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 20 June 1882, and died 18 May 1957 in Maquoketa Iowa10. She married ALFRED MATSON11 19 January 1901 in Knox Co. Illinois, son of NELS MATSON and ANNA NIELSON. He was born 26 December 1877 in Vanneberga, Province of Skane, Sweden, and died 20 July 1940 in Moline Illinois.

Notes for NANCY ILIFF VANGILDER:
Obit
Clinton Herald, Clinton Iowa, page 9
Monday, 20 May 1957

Erie ILL.
NANCY I. MATSON

Mrs. Nancy I. Matson, 74, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in a nursing home in Maquoketa. She had been ill about one year.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Tuesday in the Schilling funeral home. Burial will be in the Erie cemetery. Body will be brought to the funeral home where friends may call this afternoon and evening.
Mrs. Matson was born June 20, 1882, in Sabula, daughter of Wesley and Susan Smith VanGilder. She was reared and educated in Rio, Knox Co. ILL, and had lived in Erie for 28 years. She was married Jan. 19, 1901, to Alfred Matson in Galesburg who died in 1940. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mino Kamphuis of Clinton, Mrs. John Jacobsen of Florence Ken., one son, Melvin Matson of Galesburg, ILL., nine grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, three sisters and two brothers.

More About NANCY ILIFF VANGILDER:
Burial: 21 May 1957, Erie Cemetery, Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis , General

Notes for ALFRED MATSON:
Obit 20 July 1940 Clinton Herald?

ALFRED MATSON DIES IN MOLINE

Erie, ILL, July 22 -- (Special) -- Alfred Matson, 62, who had been ill several years, died Saturday morning in a Moline hospital. The body was brought that evening to the L. T. Slaymaker funeral home here.
Mr. Matson was born in Sweden, Dec. 26, 1877, and came to Rio, Knox Co. Ill., in 1881. On Jan. 19, 1901, he was married to Nancy Van Gilder. The family came to Erie in 1914. He served as section foreman here until 1933.
He is survived by the widow; his aged mother, Mrs. Anna Matson, 93, of Galesburg; three daughters Mrs. Mino Kamphuis, Clinton, Iowa; Mrs. John Jacobsen, Morrison; and Mrs. Jay Dobson, Erie; one son, Melvin Matson, Galesburg; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Nellie, and a brother, Nels.

MATSON FUNERAL RITES CONDUCTED

Erie, ILL. -- The funeral of Alfred Matson, 62, was held at 2 o'clock Monday morning, accompanied by the Rev. Ralph Kofoed, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
Pallbearers were James Ryan , A.H. Miller, V. S. Richardson, George Stanbro, Willard Henery and Clair Dobson. Burial was in Erie cemetery. Flower-bearers were Mrs. Clair Dobson and Mrs. Kenneth James.

More About ALFRED MATSON:
Burial: Erie cemetery, Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois

Children of NANCY VANGILDER and ALFRED MATSON are:
10. i. NELLIE5 MATSON, b. 25 January 1902, Rio, Knox Co. Illinois; d. 20 July 1980, Clinton Iowa.
ii. GRACE MATSON, b. 16 March 1907, Rio, Knox Co. Illinois; d. 16 February 1984, Morrison Illinois; m. JOHN J. JACOBSEN, 17 September 1932, Morrison Illinois; b. 09 October 1903; d. 27 February 1977.

Notes for GRACE MATSON:
Clinton Herald 16 Feb. 1984
Morrison

GRACE W. JACOBSEN

Grace W. Jacobsen, 76, of 507 N. Genesee St., Morrison, died today in Morrison Community Hospital.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Morrison chapel of Bosma Funeral Home, with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Rev. George McIlrath of First Presbyterian Church of Morrison and Rev. Alvin Hook, visitation pastor, will officiate. Visitation will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
She was born March 16, 1907, in Rio, Knox Co. Illinois, Ill., to Alfred and Nancy VanGilder Matson. She was married to John J. Jacobsen Sept. 17, 1932, in Morrison. He died Feb. 27, 1977. She attended Erie Grade School and was a graduate of Erie High School. She was a member of Morrison First Presbyterian Church. She lived in Morrison from 1932 to 1943 and upon retirement in 1970 returned to Morrison. She was a real estate broker for many firms around the country.
Survivors include a brother, Melvin Matson of Galesburg, Ill; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters.

Paper (received from collection of articles from Ruby Kamphuis Johnson) 1932

WEDDING RITES HELD SATURDAY
Erie Woman and Morrison Man Wed in Morrison.

Erie Ill., Sept. 20 --- (Special) ---
Miss Grace Matson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Matson of here was married Saturday to John J. Jacobsen of Morrison, the wedding taking place at the Presbyterian parsonage in Morrison and the ceremony performed by the Rev. H. C. Becker.
Mrs. Jacobsen is a graduate of the Erie Community high school and has been employed in the local telephone exchange office here the past five years and half.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobsen have gone east for a short wedding trip and on their return home will be at home at 113 Maple avenue in Morrison.

Notes for JOHN J. JACOBSEN: Clinton Herald date
MORRISON

JOHN JACOBSEN

John Jacobsen, 73, of 507 N. Genesee St., Morrison, died Sunday at Morlon Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Fla.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tomilson Funeral Home, Morrison. The Rev. Paul DeBeer of First Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

He was born Oct. 9, 1903, the son of Julius and Johanna Hansen Jacobsen. He married Grace Matson Sept. 17, 1932, in Morrison.
Mrs. Jacobsen had been president and manager of the Doall Co. and the Texaco and City Services Gas Co.
He was a member of Clinton Moose Lodge, the American Association of retired Persons and First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his widow, and a sister, Mrs. Les (Pauline) Johannsen, Miles.
He was preceded in death by five sisters.

11. iii. ZOEANNA MATSON, b. 11 August 1913, Rio, Knox Co. Illinois; d. 03 January 1957.
12. iv. MELVIN MARWOOD MATSON, b. 30 July 1915, Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois; d. 15 April 1995, Galesburg Illinois.

Generation No. 3

7. MYRA5 DAVES (LUCY INEZ4 VANGILDER, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) She married EARL BAILY.

Child of MYRA DAVES and EARL BAILY is:
i. DONALD E.6 BAILY, b. June 1918; d. 29 October 1944; m. MARJORIE SCHMACKER.

8. EDNA5 DAVES (LUCY INEZ4 VANGILDER, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) She married CLAIR CASH.

Child of EDNA DAVES and CLAIR CASH is:
i. ROGER6 CASH.

More About ROGER CASH:
Cause of Death: Killed in a motorcycle accident

9. EARLE VIRGIL5 VANGILDER (JOHN EMORY4, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 06 August 1908 in Rio, Knox Co. Illinois, and died November 1976 in Moline Illinois. He married GRACE IVERSON.

Children of EARLE VANGILDER and GRACE IVERSON are:
13. i. EARLE EMORY6 VANGILDER, b. 01 March 1936.
14. ii. PATRICIA LOUISE VANGILDER.

10. NELLIE5 MATSON (NANCY ILIFF4 VANGILDER, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 25 January 1902 in Rio, Knox Co. Illinois, and died 20 July 1980 in Clinton Iowa. She married MINO KAMPHUIS 06 October 1923 in Morrison Illinois. He was born 22 April 1900 in Fulton Illinois, and died 07 March 1975 in Clinton Iowa.

Children of NELLIE MATSON and MINO KAMPHUIS are:
i. RUBY MAE6 KAMPHUIS, b. 17 May 1924, Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois; m. SQUIRE BERT JOHNSON, JR, 23 May 1942, Clinton Iowa; b. 13 March 1921, DeWitt Iowa; d. 29 October 1996, Clinton Iowa.

Notes for RUBY MAE KAMPHUIS:
See Johnson Family for further information on children

ii. AUDREY IRENE KAMPHUIS, b. 14 February 1926.

Notes for AUDREY IRENE KAMPHUIS:
" see Kamphuis for more information"

iii. WESLEY JOHN KAMPHUIS, b. 14 January 1935.

Notes for WESLEY JOHN KAMPHUIS:
" see Kamphuis for more information"

11. ZOEANNA5 MATSON (NANCY ILIFF4 VANGILDER, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 11 August 1913 in Rio, Knox Co. Illinois, and died 03 January 1957. She married JAY DOBSON 04 December 1932. He was born 04 May 1909 in Grant Co. Wisconsin, and died Unknown.

Notes for ZOEANNA MATSON:
Erie newspaper (received from Ruby Kamphuis Johnson)
1932

Erie, Ill. --- The announcement has just been made of the marriage of Miss Zoe Matson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Matson to Jay Dobson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Dobson, all of this city. The ceremony took place in Rockford Sunday evening, Dec. 4, the Rev. S.S. Landoc, a former pastor of the Thomson Methodist church, officiating.
Mrs. Dobson was a graduate from the Erie Community high school in 1931 and Mr. Dobson is a graduate of the Lancastor, Wis., high school in 1929.

Child of ZOEANNA MATSON and JAY DOBSON is:
15. i. VIRGINIA6 DOBSON, Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois.

12. MELVIN MARWOOD5 MATSON (NANCY ILIFF4 VANGILDER, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1)12 was born 30 July 1915 in Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois, and died 15 April 1995 in Galesburg Illinois. He married (1) MELVA A. HIX 19 August 1949. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married (2) HELEN M. FICK MCCANTS 10 July 1965 in Galesburg, Knox Co. Illinois.

Children of MELVIN MATSON and MELVA HIX are:
i. CATHY6 MATSON,  Adopted child.
ii. LINDA MATSON, Adopted child.
iii. JOANN MATSON,  Adopted child.
iv. VICKI SUE MATSON, Galesburg Illinois; m. (1) LAWRENCE LASHBROOK, 15 March 1969; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) STEVE MORRELL, 28 May 1977; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
v. STARR LYNN MATSON, Galesburg Illinois; m. RICHARD GOULD, 02 January 1972; b. Unknown.

Children of MELVIN MATSON and HELEN MCCANTS are:
vi. ROD6 MCCANTS, Stepchild.
vii. CRAIG MCCANTS, Stepchild.
viii. CHERYL MCCANTS, Stepchild; m. ? COOLEY.
ix. DIANE MCCANTS, Stepchild; m. ? LEDGER.
x. TRACY MATSON, m. RICHARD GADWELL.

Generation No. 4

13. EARLE EMORY6 VANGILDER (EARLE VIRGIL5, JOHN EMORY4, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 01 March 1936. He married (1) JOAN ? Abt. 1955. He married (2) MARGARET WOOD 1981, daughter of WILLIAM WOOD and DEPHIA BONES.

Children of EARLE VANGILDER and JOAN ? are:
i. DIANNE7 VANGILDER.
ii. LAURA VANGILDER.

14. PATRICIA LOUISE6 VANGILDER (EARLE VIRGIL5, JOHN EMORY4, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) She married VELBERT SCHICKS.

Children of PATRICIA VANGILDER and VELBERT SCHICKS are:
i. BRIAN7 SCHICKS.
ii. RUTH SCHICKS, m. DALE LANDEGANT.

15. VIRGINIA6 DOBSON (ZOEANNA5 MATSON, NANCY ILIFF4 VANGILDER, WESLEY R.3, ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 17 January 1942 in Erie, Whiteside Co. Illinois. She married ? DEVERS.

Children of VIRGINIA DOBSON and ? DEVERS are:
i. CONNIE7 DEVERS.
ii. BILLY DEVERS.


 

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