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  • ID: I0566
  • Name: William Jacob Messenger
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 MAY 1867 in Wayne Co. IA
  • Death: 10 SEP 1943 in Syracuse, NE
  • Change Date: 20 FEB 2003
  • Burial: Park Hill cemetery, Syracuse, NE
  • Reference Number: 239
  • Note:
    William was born May 17, 1867 in Wayne Co. IA. He returned from
    Washington, where he grew up, to settle in Phillipsburg where he met
    and married Frances Jane Burley on Dec. 30, 1895. Frances was born
    April 17, 1875 in Kerwin KS. William worked for the railroad most of
    his life, which is why they moved around the way they did. William and
    Frances lived in Kerwin, KS for five years. It was there that their
    first four children were born, Elmer, Ella, William, and John. They
    then moved to Flagler CO, where the next child was born, Mary Alvina.
    They stayed there for a short while before moving to Peru, NE where
    their last four children were born, Carrie Myrtle, Anna, Bertha Viola,
    and Martha Margaret. They moved to Hamburg IA, where shortly after
    Frances died on Oct. 26, 1912. William then went to Syracuse, NE.
    where he stayed until he died on Sept. 10, 1943. Frances is buried in
    Hamburg and William is buried at Park Hill cemetery in Syracuse.

    Father: Rollin Messenger
    Mother: Mary Shell b: 6 DEC 1840

    Marriage 1 Frances Jane Burley b: 17 APR 1875 in Kerwin, KS
    • Married: 30 DEC 1895 in Phillipsburg, KS
    1. Has Children Bertha Viola Messenger b: 22 FEB 1911 in Peru, NE
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