Nancy Hayes

     Nancy Hayes married Sereno Messenger, son of Lemuel Messenger and Abigail Lampson, on 2 May 1831 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Nancy Hayes and Sereno Messenger

Alden Messenger

b. circa 1833, d. 31 July 1864
Granby Civil War Monument
courtesy of the Salmon Brook Historical Society
     Alden Messenger was born circa 1833. He was the son of Sereno Messenger and Nancy Hayes. Alden Messenger died on 31 July 1864 at Andersonville Prison, GA; of diarrhea.

Alden was a member of Company G, 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at Plymouth, NC, on 20 April 1864. He is buried in grave no. 4417.

Alden's name is on the Granby Civil War Monument.
The Granby Civil War Monument

A complete history of the 16th can be found at: History of the 16th Connecticut Regiment, Volunteer Infantry.

Sylvester Laflin Weaver1

     Sylvester Laflin Weaver was the son of Francis Milton Weaver and Jane W. Laflen.1 Sylvester Laflin Weaver married Annabel Dixon.1

Child of Sylvester Laflin Weaver and Annabel Dixon


  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online

Annabel Dixon1

     Annabel Dixon married Sylvester Laflin Weaver, son of Francis Milton Weaver and Jane W. Laflen.1

Child of Annabel Dixon and Sylvester Laflin Weaver


  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online

Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.1

b. 1908, d. 2002
     Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr. also went by the name of Pat Weaver. He was born in 1908.1 He was the son of Sylvester Laflin Weaver and Annabel Dixon.1 Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr. married Elizabeth Inglis on 23 January 1942.1 Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr. died in 2002.1

Child of Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr. and Elizabeth Inglis


  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online

Elizabeth Inglis1

     Elizabeth Inglis married Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr., son of Sylvester Laflin Weaver and Annabel Dixon, on 23 January 1942.1

Child of Elizabeth Inglis and Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.


  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online

Susan Alexandra Weaver1

b. 8 October 1949
     Susan Alexandra Weaver also went by the name of Sigourney Weaver. She was born on 8 October 1949 at Leroy Hospital, New York, NY.1 She was the daughter of Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr. and Elizabeth Inglis.1

She was born Susan Alexandra Weaver on the 8th of October, 1949, in New York. Her father, Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, had been a lieutenant in the US Navy during WW2 then, on his return, set about building a TV empire for NBC, being its president between 1953 and '55. It was Pat who created both the Today and Tonight programmes, pioneering the desk'n'couch chat show format popular to this day. Along with his British actress wife, Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree, credited in many 30s and 40s movies as Elizabeth Earl), he also built a family. First came a son, Trajan - Pat having an abiding interest in the Roman Empire - then a daughter, named Susan after Elizabeth's best friend back home, Susan Pretzlik, a renowned explorer (though Pat preferred Flavia).

Young Susan grew up wealthy on the Upper East Side, surrounded by nannies and maids. The family lived in 30 different locations in her first 10 years. She remembers each by the elevator men who became her best friends. Susan was a bright kid, and a big reader, having devoured the likes of Moby Dick and Suddenly Last Summer by grade school. She wasn't ones for dollies - TV studios were her playpen - making her very mature, and distant from other kids. She attended the Brearly Girls Academy, then Chapin where, mocked for her height and gangling gait, she became the class clown.

At 13, her family moved to San Francisco. Still painfully shy, missing the East Coast's social structures, and unable to relate to kids her own age, Susan asked to be sent to boarding school, having a highly romanticised notions of such establishments. Consequently, she was enrolled at the elite Ethel Walker school in Simsbury, Connecticut. It was horrible. She was known as Freshman Fink and roundly mocked once more for her height - she recalls crying for a year. She did gain a new name, though. Despising Sue and Susie, she was reading The Great Gatsby when she came across a passage where the cheating golfer Jordan Baker asks the narrator Nick Carraway to call her later, under her aunt's name - Mrs Sigourney Howard. "To my ear, Sigourney was a stage name", recalls Weaver "long and curvy". She assumed it for good, though her parents called her "S" for a while, convinced she'd soon change again.

Having a stage name was important to Weaver. Unsure in her ambitions, she'd thought of being a doctor, a lawyer, a marine biologist and (predictably, given one of her most famous roles), an anthropologist working with primates. Her teachers had encouraged her to concentrate on literature, and to practise drama, her debut coming as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She'd taken to it naturally. Aside from her mother being an actress, her uncle was the famous comedian Doodles Weaver, a star on radio who'd also appeared in many movies, including The Birds and Jerry Lewis's Nutty Professor (He'd later turn up in TV shows like The Monkees and Starsky & Hutch. Sadly, he killed himself in 1983).

So, Sigourney began to pursue acting seriously. At 16, she took her first theatre job, with a summer stock troupe in Southbury, Connecticut. Here she played many of the extras in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Red Barn Playhouse. She also discovered what a problem her height was going to be. Cast as the lead, Alice, in You Can't Take It With You, she hopelessly overshadowed her male co-star. Her co-star being the director's boyfriend, she was sacked.

Sigourney moved on to Stanford University, in San Francisco. Studying English, she found that the drama facilities were poor, but took what classes she could and joined a local theatre group, playing in The Tempest and King Lear. Many of the productions were highly experimental in their nature. This was, remember, San Francisco in the Sixties, the epicentre of the detonating counter-culture. Sigourney took to this imaginative explosion straight away. She loved being a force for artistic change. She even dressed as an elf and, for a term, lived with her boyfriend in a treehouse she built herself.

Though her degree was in English, it was acting she loved so, after spending time on a kibbutz in Israel, Sigourney enrolled at Yale School of Drama, having auditioned with a speech from Brecht's St Joan Of The Shipyards. Her hopes were high, but quickly dashed as she discovered her teachers considered her too tall and thus "uncastable". She played old women, whores, always extras. After a year, a newcomer arrived who took all the leads. Many actresses feel Meryl Streep gets all the best roles. Well, Sigourney suffered that even at college.

Weaver didn't get a single lead in 3 years. In fact, she was actively discouraged, told she had no chance. So she started spending time down at the writers' workshop, reading for an exciting new wave of experimentalists, many of whom would find fame - including Albert Innaurato, Kate MacGregor-Stewart, Wendy Wasserstein and Chris Durang. Weaver wanted to break boundaries and found keen support here, especially from Durang, who'd she'd work with on-and-off for years (most notably in his Beyond Therapy). She starred in his first Yale performance, Darryl And Carol And Kenny And Jenny, at one point singing a song called Better Dead Than Sorry while undergoing shock treatment. Totally deadpan humour - very Sigourney. At the time she was known as a "kooky comedienne".

After Yale, Weaver went to New York, working for some years in off-Broadway productions, constantly facing the strange, feeding off the rage she felt against her tutors at Yale. Aside from the out-there stagework, roles were hard to come by. Agents only thought to cast her as a posh girlfriend, sipping cocktails and looking handsome. Her first major part was as Avis Ryan, a woman who wants to become the first female president, in the daytime soap Somerset, which had also featured Michael Nouri, a pre-Poltergeist Jo Beth Williams, and Ted Danson.

Then came a break. Sigourney auditioned for Woody Allen's Annie Hall. But, though winning the part, she found she had theatre commitments and couldn't do it. Allen wanted her anyway, so she eventually appeared, for 6 seconds, as his girlfriend. Oscars were won, but not even Judi Dench gets them for 6 seconds' work. Weaver returned to the stage in The Conquering Event. The reviews were brutal. She was fast approaching 30, her career going nowhere.

And then it happened. Sigourney got a call from an agent named Mary Goldberg, an admirer of her work. She said Sigourney should meet up with producer Walter Hill, then in town looking for a woman to play the lead in an upcoming sci-fi horror flick. Sigourney went, but wasn't keen. First, she was unwilling to let down The Hunger Project, with whom she worked to prevent starvation in the world. Second, she thought that being chased around by "a blob of yellow jelly" in a trashy slasher movie was WAY beneath her. "I didn't want to play this awful part in this awful movie", she recalled.

But she went to meet the director anyway - Ridley Scott. He showed her HR Giger's designs, explained how the script had evolved. Originally, the space-crew was all-male, as it had been in Dark Star, which Dan O'Bannon had co-written with John Carpenter, and on which he'd based this new story. Producer Alan Ladd Jr, though, had demanded women, for a more rounded emotional effect. And one of these women was the star (this was originally intended to be Veronica Cartwright, who ended up playing the freaked-out Lambert), who unusually used intelligence, rather than beauty or big guns, to defeat the savage beast. She'd be sexy, but not naked. In the end, they even took out a scene where this woman walks into the captain's cabin, unzips and says "I need some relief" - much to Scott's chagrin, as he'd already had developed a wide chair on which the couple could have sex. This woman's sexiness lay in her resourcefulness. She was good at EVERYTHING, so she was no doubt good in bed too.

This all appealed to Weaver's sense of feminism and artistic class. So she signed up to play Lt Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's Alien and, of course, it was a massive hit, superbly realised, utterly terrifying. Weaver was now a star and, deeply perturbed by that prospect, returned to the stage, in a play she co-wrote with Durang, called Das Lusitania Songspiel (she speaks fluent German, by the way, and French). Then came The Janitor, where she played a TV reporter drawn into deadly danger by a besotted William Hurt, and The Year Of Living Dangerously, concerning the 1965 revolution in Indonesia, and co-starring Mel Gibson. While filming in the Philippines, there was actually a real uprising. The cast and crew were protected by armed bodyguards and eventually rushed to the airport and taken to Australia, where filming was completed. Next came Deal Of The Century, a comedy about arms dealers, starring the red-hot Chevy Chase and directed by the Exorcist's William Friedkin. It was a major flop, just like the previous two movies. Sigourney was on the way down.

At this stage of her career, Sigourney fought hard for her roles. Wanting to work with Fred Zinnemann, legendary director of High Noon, she flew herself to England to win a role in the Sean Connery-starring Five Days One Summer. She didn't get it, hardly ever got anything she went for. Too tall, too patrician, you see. But she did manage to get cast in Ghostbusters, by pretending to be possessed in the audition. It was another mighty success. She was back.

Her personal life was going well too. In her late teens, she'd dated journalist Aaron Latham. After Alien, she saw actor/playwright James McClure. She helped him try to get his Lone Star play made into a movie. Robert Altman was going to do it, Fox would provide finance. Then, 3 weeks before production began, it was scrapped. Amidst the trauma, the relationship collapsed.

But now, in 1983, Sigourney signed up for Harold Pinter's Old Times. In charge of the non-Equity players was one Jim Simpson, six years younger than she. He'd been a child actor, appearing often on Hawaii 5-0 yet, having attended Yale, decided to direct instead. Weaver had met him before, when they both attended summer theatre festivals in Williamstown, Massachusetts, but now she kind of liked him. She asked him to dance at a party. He refused. Later that year, she invited him to her Halloween party (Sigourney's parties are famously good), and her friends persuaded him not to refuse. They talked, hit it off and, one year later, were married at Pat Weaver's Long Island Yacht Club.

Now came Weaver's most successful run. It began with Aliens. Weaver had not wanted to return to the Ripley role, but director James Cameron had written a script that appealed. Simpson and Weaver were trying for a child and Cameron had given Ripley a strong mothering instinct. One thing - Weaver is active in America's anti-gun lobby and didn't approve of all the hardware. But she says making the movie did at least show her how powerful people feel when heavily armed.

For Aliens, Weaver was Oscar-nominated for the first time. Another huge success, followed by another flop, as a researcher moonlighting as an escort and drawn by Michael Caine into an international conflict in Half Moon Street - including Sigourney's first nude scenes. No problem. Weaver now played Katherine Parker, the moody, hilariously manipulative boss undermined by Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. Then she was Dian Fossey in Gorillas In The Mist, the true-life tale of the activist and anthropologist who fought for animal rights in Africa and was horribly butchered. Weaver would visit Fossey's shack, where all her things were still laid out. Her blood still marked the mattress on which she was murdered.

So, a comedy, then a biopic of intense seriousness. It's a mark of Weaver's tremendous ability that she was Oscar-nominated for both. Then, after further box-office mega-bucks with Ghostbusters 2, a child at last, after 5 years of trying. Charlotte was the name given, and Weaver would now endeavour to make only one film a year in order to see her baby grow. But there was pain too. In trying for a second child, Weaver would suffer a miscarriage and suffer a year of depression. Eventually, though, she would come to terms with the fact that she could not bear another child.

Now she could pick and choose her roles. She made Alien 3, enticed by an existential script and, again, a new director - this time David Fincher, who'd go to make Seven and Fight Club - and the chance to shave her head and utterly de-glamorize the part. Then she was a particularly regal Queen Isabella in 1492: Conquest Of Paradise, and much the same as the First Lady in the comedy Dave.

Then came an important role, as Paulina Escobar in Death And The Maiden, an activist convinced her guest Ben Kingsley is the man who earlier tortured her on behalf of the government. Director Roman Polanski introduced her to acting coach Jack Waltzer, who taught her to be "the messenger", to go into her character and show the rest of us what it's like to be her. Being so smart, Weaver had always done deep research and, she now admits, tended to "over-intellectualise" her parts. Now she was being encouraged to feel, not think. For her, it was a revelation. From now on, she would research just enough, then attempt to live out her characters' lives before the camera.

On she went, in the sharp gay comedy/drama Jeffrey: as the agoraphobic Helen Hudson, menaced by serial killer Harry Connick Jr in the excellent Copycat (Weaver is herself scared of travelling in elevators): and as the adulterous, cynical yet sad Janey Carver in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. Back she went to Alien with Resurrection, enticed by the presence of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, of Delicatessen fame, and a script by Buffy-creator Joss Whedon that had the now-dead Ripley brought back to life as a clone. Now, because of the horrors of Alien 3, in her DNA Ripley partly WAS the alien.

There were parts she was annoyed to miss out on. Having told her agent, Steve Dontonville, she didn't want to work during a particular period, you can imagine how she felt when Jane Campion asked him if he knew a Sigourney Weaver-type for The Piano and he recommended Holly Hunter. But, otherwise it was going great. She at last played a mother, opposite Julianne Moore in A Map Of The World, her favourite role, as she considers it closest to herself. "Most of the women I've played," she says "look either constipated or like they've never had an orgasm". Remember, Weaver at heart is a Sixties-schooled experimentalist and a "kooky comedienne" and, true to that spirit, she was excellent as the blonde bombshell Lt Tawny Madison, sending up Star Trek (and herself in Alien, kind of) in the thoroughly amusing Galaxy Quest.

There'd be more comedy, with Company Man, and Heartbreakers where, along with Jennifer Love Hewitt, she took Ray Liotta and many other men for a terrible ride. With her name now on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and having made $12 million for Alien 4 (she made only $30,000 from the first one), she was still on the up. She moved on to The Guys, a one-act play concerning the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, at Manhattan's Flea Theatre (founded by her husband, Jim Simpson). Here she played a freelance journalist who helping a traumatised fire chief (Anthony LaPaglia) write eulogies for eight of his men killed in the rescue mission. It was sombre stuff, but eventually heartening, and the pair would quickly reprise their roles in a screen version.

Next came Tadpole, a very low budget piece shot by Gary Winick in 14 days for a mere $150,000. This saw precocious 15-year-old Oscar (Aaron Stanford) suffering a crush on his sophisticated stepmother (Sigourney) and sleeping with her best friend (Bebe Neuwirth) because he's so turned on by the smell of the scarf she's borrowed from Weaver. Of course, massive complications arise, particularly at one dinner party where the naughty Neuwirth threatens to give the game away and teases the boy mercilessly. It was an odd picture, a little messy even after Miramax had picked it up for $6 million and improved many of the shots. And some critics asked what the reaction might have been if Oscar had been a 15-year-old girl caught between two older men. But the film was generally entertaining, winning Winick a directors award at Sundance, and would be a major fantasy source for many young men who'd never have the good fortune to be trapped between Weaver and Neuwirth.

After this, she pulled out another Weaver special with Holes. This was a Disney adaptation of Louis Sachar's classic novel for young adolescents, featuring Camp Green Lake, where bad boys must dig a 5 by 5 by 5 hole every day until they are good. A simple plan, and often effective. The boys were also persecuted by supervisors Jon Voight and Tim Blake Nelson, who were in turn intimidated by Weaver's fabulous Warden Louise Walker, a terrifying persona who has her own secret reason for having all these holes dug.

She'd also lend her voice to the fairy tale animation Happily N'Ever After, featuring the hot teen couple Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar. But the industry talk was of one thing only. Would Weaver team up with Ridley Scott once more for Alien 5?

Sigourney Weaver now works when she likes, taking Charlotte with her or, when necessary leaving her with Jim, who runs the Flea Theatre. She goes to the gym, rides horses, practises karate, dances, snorkels and listens to jazz (she was introduced to this by Jim, and believes it has liberated her). She has her own production company, Goat Cay, and hopes, perhaps when she's 80, to play Miss Marple, like her hero Margaret Rutherford. She's still a political activist. Amongst many other projects, she's on the board of directors of the Lawyers Committee For Human Rights. It's even possible she makes Meryl Streep jealous. Not bad for a big, gawky girl who'd never go anywhere.


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Deacon Frederick North1

b. 12 August 1803, d. 3 February 1894
     Deacon Frederick North was born on 12 August 1803.1 He was the son of Junius North and Sabrina Fyler.1 Deacon Frederick North married Harriet Hoyt on 14 June 1830.1 Deacon Frederick North died on 3 February 1894 at age 90.1

Child of Deacon Frederick North and Harriet Hoyt


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

Harriet Hoyt1

b. 30 March 1810, d. 15 September 1895
     Harriet Hoyt was born on 30 March 1810.1 She married Deacon Frederick North, son of Junius North and Sabrina Fyler, on 14 June 1830.1 Harriet Hoyt died on 15 September 1895 at age 85.1

Child of Harriet Hoyt and Deacon Frederick North


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

Junius Davis North1

b. 17 June 1839
     Junius Davis North was born on 17 June 1839.1 He was the son of Deacon Frederick North and Harriet Hoyt.1 Junius Davis North married Fanny M. Berry on 25 September 1875.1

Child of Junius Davis North and Fanny M. Berry


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

Fanny M. Berry1

b. 11 March 1854, d. 26 February 1916
     Fanny M. Berry was born on 11 March 1854.1 She married Junius Davis North, son of Deacon Frederick North and Harriet Hoyt, on 25 September 1875.1 Fanny M. Berry died on 26 February 1916 at age 61.1

Child of Fanny M. Berry and Junius Davis North


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

Martha Alice Schaller1

     Martha Alice Schaller married Junius Lee North, son of Junius Davis North and Fanny M. Berry, on 10 May 1919.1

Child of Martha Alice Schaller and Junius Lee North


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

Evelyn Gertrude North1

b. 25 January 1920, d. 29 September 2004
     Evelyn Gertrude North was born on 25 January 1920.1 She was the daughter of Junius Lee North and Martha Alice Schaller.1 Evelyn Gertrude North married Glenn Alan Walters on 17 November 1938.1 Evelyn Gertrude North died on 29 September 2004 at age 84.1


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

Glenn Alan Walters1

     Glenn Alan Walters married Evelyn Gertrude North, daughter of Junius Lee North and Martha Alice Schaller, on 17 November 1938.1


  1. [S550] Jon Walters, "Junius North," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 17 Oct 2004.

William A. Grimes

b. circa 1840, d. 1898
     William A. Grimes was born circa 1840 at IN. He married an unknown person circa 1860. He married Rosetta A. Vandolah, daughter of John Shotwell Vandolah and Chloe Amelia Parks, on 1 April 1874 at Lee Co, IA. William A. Grimes died in 1898 at Montrose, Lee Co, IA.

Children of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah

Ruth Grimes

b. January 1875, d. circa 1912
     Ruth Grimes was born in January 1875 at Montrose, Lee Co, IA. She was the daughter of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. Ruth Grimes died circa 1912 at Montrose, Lee Co, IA.

William E. Grimes

b. March 1876, d. after 1949
     William E. Grimes was born in March 1876 at Montrose, Lee Co, IA. He was the son of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. William E. Grimes died after 1949.

Erith Harlan Grimes

b. November 1879, d. 1946
     Erith Harlan Grimes was buried at Llano Cemetery, Potter Co, TX. He was born in November 1879 at Montrose, Lee Co, IA. He was the son of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. Erith Harlan Grimes married Marie E. Busch on 12 June 1907. Erith Harlan Grimes died in 1946 at White Deer, Carson Co, TX.

Child of Erith Harlan Grimes and Marie E. Busch

John V. Grimes

b. June 1881, d. August 1881
     John V. Grimes was born in June 1881 at Lee Co, IA. He was the son of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. John V. Grimes died in August 1881 at Lee Co, IA.

Ethel Grimes

b. 14 September 1883, d. August 1972
     Ethel Grimes married Frederick Rieke. Ethel Grimes was born on 14 September 1883 at IA. She was the daughter of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. Ethel Grimes died in August 1972 at Blairstown, Benton Co, IA, at age 88.

Clara Grimes

b. March 1877, d. June 1877
     Clara Grimes was born in March 1877 at Lee Co, IA. She was the daughter of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. Clara Grimes died in June 1877 at Lee Co, IA.

Marie E. Busch

d. 1968
     Marie E. Busch was buried at Llano Cemetery, Potter Co, TX. She was born at Keokuk, Lee Co, IA. She married Erith Harlan Grimes, son of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah, on 12 June 1907. Marie E. Busch died in 1968 at White Deer, Carson Co, TX.

Child of Marie E. Busch and Erith Harlan Grimes

Tunis M. Grimes

b. 6 June 1908, d. 23 June 1982
     Tunis M. Grimes was buried at Fairmount Cemetery, Tom Green Co, TX. He was born on 6 June 1908 at Keokuk, Lee Co, IA. He was the son of Erith Harlan Grimes and Marie E. Busch. Tunis M. Grimes married Frances Willig on 12 July 1941 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX. Tunis M. Grimes died on 23 June 1982 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX, at age 74.

Child of Tunis M. Grimes and Frances Willig

Harold Bruce Welch1

b. 21 November 1912, d. 29 April 1995
     Harold Bruce Welch was born on 21 November 1912 at Pontotoc Co., OK.1 He was the son of Mark Anthony Welch and Marie Lula Lane. Harold Bruce Welch married Jenna Louise Hawkins on 29 January 1944. Harold Bruce Welch died on 29 April 1995 at Midland, Midland Co., TX, at age 82; of alzheimer's disease.1

Child of Harold Bruce Welch and Jenna Louise Hawkins


  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line),, SSDI,, SSAN 454-01-1500.

Frances Willig

b. 29 October 1916, d. 11 June 1990
     Frances Willig was born on 29 October 1916 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX. She married Tunis M. Grimes, son of Erith Harlan Grimes and Marie E. Busch, on 12 July 1941 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX. Frances Willig died on 11 June 1990 at age 73.

Child of Frances Willig and Tunis M. Grimes

Clay Harlan Grimes

b. 13 December 1945, d. 18 September 1966
     Clay Harlan Grimes was born on 13 December 1945 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX. He was the son of Tunis M. Grimes and Frances Willig. Clay Harlan Grimes died on 18 September 1966 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX, at age 20.

Jeanne Keeton

b. 24 January 1914, d. 8 April 1992
     Jeanne Keeton was born on 24 January 1914 at Whitney, Hill Co, TX. She died on 8 April 1992 at Robstown, Nueces Co, TX, at age 78.

William Taylor Vandolah

b. 22 December 1849, d. 1 March 1942
     William Taylor Vandolah was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Kingman Co, KS. He was born on 22 December 1849 at Cadiz, Harrison Co., OH. He was the son of John Shotwell Vandolah and Chloe Amelia Parks. William Taylor Vandolah married Alice Blanche Coleman on 18 March 1880 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS. William Taylor Vandolah died on 1 March 1942 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, at age 92.

Children of William Taylor Vandolah and Alice Blanche Coleman

Frederick Rieke

b. circa 1880
     Frederick Rieke married Ethel Grimes, daughter of William A. Grimes and Rosetta A. Vandolah. Frederick Rieke was born circa 1880 at IA.

Joseph T. Rison

b. 10 August 1829, d. 23 July 1898
     Joseph T. Rison was buried at Eaton Cemetery, Weld Co, CO. He was born on 10 August 1829 at OH. He married Beulah A. Vandolah, daughter of John Shotwell Vandolah and Chloe Amelia Parks, on 11 April 1874. Joseph T. Rison died on 23 July 1898 at Eaton, Weld Co, CO, at age 68.

Children of Joseph T. Rison and Beulah A. Vandolah

Thomas Dick Rison

b. 23 July 1878, d. 3 May 1889
     Thomas Dick Rison was buried at Eaton, Weld Co, CO. He was born on 23 July 1878 at IA. He was the son of Joseph T. Rison and Beulah A. Vandolah. Thomas Dick Rison died on 3 May 1889 at Eaton, Weld Co, CO, at age 10.