4851. “Girl Killed When Crossing Highway,” Ivanette Geraldine Silveira, Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, OR, March 29, 1963, 1.
Starts To Follow Sister To Other Side

Jean B. F. Barton, 6-yearold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Barton, Butte Falls Star Route, box 34, Eagle Point, was killed this morning when she was struck by a car driven by Mrs. Ivanette Geraldine Silveira, 39, of route 1, box 446, Eagle Point.

She was reported dead on arrival at Rogue Valley hospital at 8:50 a.m. She was brought to the hospital by Medford ambulance, which picked her up about 8:15 near Eagle Point, where she had been waiting for a school bus.

The accident occurred about 8 o’clock this morning, state police said.

The girl’s sister, who also was waiting for the school bus, crossed from the east to the west side of highway 62 to join other school children at the Eagle Point junction. Jean started to follow her sister and was hit by the Silveira car, which had managed to miss the older girl as she darted into the highway, police said.

Mrs. Silveira had her four children, ranging in ages from 9 to 14, with her when the accident occurred.

The ambulance was called immediately and brought the girl to Medford. Death apparently resulted from head injuries, hospital attendants stated.
File: IvanetteSilveira_Accident
4853. Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Thomas W. Westerfield, 1972, Genealogical Reference Company, 217, reprinted from portions of, Kentucky: A History of the State, William Henry Perrin, J. H. Battle, and G. C. Kniffin, 3rd ed., F. A. Battey and Company, Louisville, KY., Chicago, ILL., 1886,
GEORGE W. LEE was born November 12, 1842, near Nashville, Davidson Co., Tenn., was reared in Nashville and Sumner County, and removed in 1865 to Simpson County, Ky., where he has since resided. His father, John T. Lee, a native of Virginia, removed in childhood with his parents to Sumner County, Tenn., and died in 1881, at the age of sixty-seven years. His father, a native of Ireland, was drowned in Phelps’ Pond, in Simpson County, Ky. John T. Lee married Elizabeth Little, of Sumner County, Tenn. (died in 1881, aged sixty-seven years), and their offspring are William T., James H., John A., Isaac N., Amanda E. (Webb), George W. and Robert R. March 30, 1865, George W. married Martha M., daughter of Sherwood and Nancy (McDowell) Massey, of Simpson County (born in 1838), and to them were born John S., Nancy E. and Herschel G., all deceased. Mr. Lee adopted and reared William Z. Bell, a nephew of his wife. Mr. Lee is a farmer, having 100 acres of productive land in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity; also of the Baptist Church, and in politics a Democrat.
File: GeorgeWLee_Bio
4854. “United States Census,” 1870, TN, Sumner, District 19, Gallatin, 22, M593, 000553065, 615, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, August 18, 1870, W G Lamire.
File: 1870 TN Sumner County Dist19 p22
4855. “Nancy R Bell Groves,” Find-A-Grave,, 113393298.
4857. Belle Simmermacher, “California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997,” November 13, 1916, San Francisco, CA,
File: BelleSimmermacher_DeathCert
4858. “Florence Snee Wiggs,” Find-A-Grave,, 85547679.
4859. “Divorces Granted,” Carl G Wiggs and Edith Wiggs, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, CA, September 29, 1945, 8.
WIGGS, Edith from Carl G.
4860. “GI Son To Camp For Discharge,” Montie and Veneata Ryals, The Fresno Bee The Republican, Fresno, CA, January 6, 1953, 1.
CHOWCHILLA, Madera Co.--Montie Ryals, 58, of Route 1, Box 874, and his wife, Veneta Laura, 50, did not finish the trip they began -- to Camp Stoneman with their son, Virgil, 24, a Korea War veteran, to receive his army discharge. Death intervened.

The highway patrol said their car, driven by the elder Ryals, went through an intersection stop sign at Highway 33 and Maze Boulevard, 14 miles west of Modesto yesterday into the path of a large truck loaded with automobiles.

Mrs. Ryals was killed instantly. Her husband died two hours later in the Tracy Hospital. Virgil Ryals, who returned from Korea only Saturday, is in the same hospital in serious condition with major injuries which include fractures of both legs.

Vilas Papendorf, the driver of the truck, was uninjured. His vehicle is registered to
Truckaway, Incorporated, of Los Angeles and San Leandro.

Hospital attendants in Tracy said Ryals lived long enough to
give information which led to early notification of other members of the family. Maurice. E. Clay, a neighbor of the Ryals', took some of the children to Tracy after the accident. There are six other sons and daughters: Velous, a member of the marine corps, who is on a 30 day leave pending his expected transfer to Korea; Helen, who is employed and lives in Merced; Vivian, a twin of Velous; Donald and Mary Jo, students in the Fresno State College, and Melba Jean, a local high school student.

The family has lived in this district for more than 15 years. They operate a cotton farm two miles southeast of here. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
4862. “Ruth Noren,” Christian Rest Home Association Newsletter, Summer 2015, 7,
Ruth Noren June 10 age 89
4863. Ruth Elizabeth Lundberg, “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” April 30, 1925, Red Oak, Montgomery County, IA,
4864. “Ruth Elizabeth Lundberg Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 148530225.
4865. “Rev Edwin Delbert Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 128218088.
4866. “Obituaries,” West L Van Arsdol, Pasadena Independent, Pasadena, CA, February 20, 1967, 16.
VAN ARSDOL—West L. Van Arsdol of 2800 No. Holliston Ave., Altadena, passed away February 18, 1967, at a local hospital. A resident of California the past 50 years. A member of West Gate Lodge No. 392, F. & A. M., Past W. S. Artaban Shrine No. 5, White Shrine of Jerusalem. Survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Irene Sturm, So. Pasadena, Mrs. Clyde W. (Joy A.) Oswell, Ukiah; step-son, Max Todd; five grandlidren; a niece, Mrs. Ida Young, La Crescenta. Services 11 a.m., Tuesday, Memory Chapel, Ives & Warren Co., 100 No. Hill conducted by Pasadena Masonic Board. Interment private.
4867. “Obituaries,” Joy Oswell, Eureka Times-Standard, Eureka, CA, September 27, 2009.
Joy Oswell, born November 23,1920, passed away peacefully on the evening of September 16, 2009 with her family at her bedside.
Joy was born in the Los Angeles area and grew up in Pasadena where she enjoyed attending plays, movies, live musical performances and watching the Rose Parade in person every New Year’s Day. In addition, she was always an avid reader and loved drawing and painting. Joy attended UCLA and later business school. During World II she worked as a secretary in the Valley Hunt Club and had fun attending dances with her girlfriends to dance with American servicemen.

In late 1945 Joy met Clyde Oswell, a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and married him in 1946. They first moved to Florida where he was stationed, and after the birth of their first child, returned to California to be stationed in various cities. Clyde resumed his practice as a pharmacist after leaving the army, and in 1955 he and Joy moved the family, now including four children, to Ukiah where their fifth and last child was born.

During her first years in Ukiah, Joy was busy taking care of her family, participating in PTA and teaching Sunday School at the Presbyterian Church. Eventually she found time to become very involved with the League of Women Voters. She held many offices over the years including the office of president, and especially derived satisfaction from setting up Candidates’ Nights. Her participation in league continued for decades. To Joy it was a sin not to vote.

In the 1970’s Joy began working at the Ukiah Library that later became the Mendocino County Library. She loved working at the front desk where she had the opportunity to meet and talk with people. Even after she retired, she continued to work part-time and volunteer. She served on the Board of the Mendocino County Library and was very active with The Friends of the Library, particularly enjoying helping with used book sales to raise funds. During this time, she also pursued her personal interest in oil painting and took several painting classes. In addition, Joy cared for her husband, Clyde, who had had a stroke in 1976 that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak clearly. After Clyde’s death in March of 1989, Joy continued her activities with the league and the library and volunteered to collate and mail a quarterly newsletter to Mendocino County retirees. However, by her mid-eighties, Joy was unable to continue her volunteer work for health reasons. In October of 2007, after spending fifty-two years in Ukiah, Joy moved to Eureka, CA and lived at Timber Ridge until her death.

Joy was dearly loved by her family and friends, and she gave her love unconditionally. She is survived by her son Robert Oswell of Arcata and his wife Mary; her daughter Celia Oswell of San Francisco; her daughter Ruth Coleman of Bandon Oregon, her husband Peter and grandchildren, Clifton, Galen, and Summer; her son David Oswell of Bozeman, Montana, his wife Laura and grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Nathaniel, Susannah, Elisabeth, Joel and Josiah; her son Mark Oswell of Ukiah and granddaughter, Lesa. She is also survived by her special friend, Lil, at Timber Ridge.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of Humboldt and Timber Ridge for making it possible for Joy to come home to Timber Ridge after her stroke. A Celebration of Life will be held for Joy at Timber Ridge on Friday afternoon, October 2, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.

Please sign the guestbook online at, click on obituaries.
4868. “Obituaries,” Joy Oswell, Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, CA, September 25, 2009.
Joy Oswell passed away peacefully at her home in Timber Ridge, in Eureka, CA, on September 16, 2009, due to complications from a recent stroke. She was nearly 2 months shy of 89. She was born on November 23, 1920.

Joy was adopted at birth. Her mother and father were from Belgium or Luxembourg, and her adoptive parents raised her in the Pasadena and Altadena areas. She lived there when there were still orange groves and dairy farms between the various cities and Los Angeles. Her adoptive father died when she was young, and her mother and stepfather, Ruth and William "Van" Van Arsdal, owned and operated board and care homes in the area.

Joy was raised around much older people, and had lots of affection and empathy toward elderly people at a young age. She attended business college in Pasadena, and had to attend classes in tents after the Long Beach earthquake nearly destroyed the college. Joy was a very adept secretary, and could type nearly 100 words per minute on an old Royal manual typewriter. She had her own version of shorthand that was only legible to her.

She met her future husband, Clyde, when she was a grade-school student, and he worked for her dad in his pharmacy as an apprentice. Clyde was 13 years older, went back to work in his parents oil fields in New Mexico, and married his first wife there. He divorced during the war while serving in the South Pacific, and dated Joy while on leave in California. They were married after the war ended, and Joy and Clyde lived across the US while he served in the Army Air Force, and then the Army Corps of Engineers. Clyde dusted off his pharmacy license, and he and Joy lived in various towns in California, finally settling in Ukiah in the early 50's. She raised 5 children in Ukiah while Clyde owned and operated Ukiah Rexall.

Joy was very active in the League of Women Voters, and worked at the City Library in the old Carnegie Library, then later in what is now the County Library, at the circulation desk. She was also very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah, teaching Sunday school for many years, with Alice Oakley. She was an accomplished artist, and designed the program covers for the Colonial Tea for many years. She trained under Robert Comings at Mendocino College, and loved to do oil painting landscapes and portraits. Her granddaughter, Lesa, inherited her artistic talents.

Joy was predeceased by her husband, Clyde, in 1989. She is survived by her 5 children: Robert Oswell, Arcata, CA, Celia Oswell, San Francisco, CA, David Oswell, Bozeman, Montana, Ruth Coleman, Willits, CA, and Mark Oswell, Ukiah, CA. She is also survived by many beloved grandchildren, and step-granchildren.

Joy was a kind spirit who was very giving, and she will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace, Mom... we love you!

A celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah on West Perkins and Dora Street on Sunday, September 27th at 1:00 P.M.

Donations in her memory can be made to Hospice of Humboldt County or the First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah in lieu of flowers.
4869. “Obituaries,” Ruth Van Arsdol, Pasadena Independent, Pasadena, CA, June 5, 1964, 30.
VAN ARSDOL—Ruth Todd Van Arsdol, 2800 North Holliston Ave., Altadena, passed away June 3, 1964 at a local sanitarium. A native of Western Neb., a resident of California for 45 years. She was Past Worthy High Priestess Artabar, No. 5 While Shrine of Jerusalum, Past President of the Pasadena Soroptimist Club and Past Matron of Pasadena Chapter No. 108 O.E.S. She is survived by her husband West L. Van Arsdol; daughter Joy Allen Oswell of
Ukiah, Calif.. Stepdaughter, Irene Sturm of South Pasadena; stepson Max Todd of Pasadena, five grandchildren, brother, Rev. B. E. Allen of Rockford, Ill. and sister, Mrs. Nellie Anderson of Altheimer, Ark. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, in Memory Chapel, Ives & Warren Co., 100 North Hill Ave., conducted by Pasadena Chapter No. 108 O.E.S.
4870. Silas E Todd and Ruth V Allen, “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” November 18, 1927, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA,
File: SilasETodd_RuthVAllen_MarriageCert
4871. Clyde W Oswell and Joy Allen, “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” March 20, 1946, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA,
File: ClydeWOswell_JoyAllen_MarriageCert
4872. “United States Census: 1930,” 1930, CA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 4B, 17, 19-298, T626, 144, 409, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 4, 1930, D W McElroy.
File: 1930 CA Los Angeles County Los Angeles p4B
4873. “Silas Edward Todd,” Find-A-Grave,, 85534350.
4874. “Lillian C Todd,” Find-A-Grave,, 137598880.
4875. “United States Census,” 1910, CA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Assembly District 75, 10A, 7, 96, T624, 940, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 23, 1910, Lewis N Fowler.
File: 1910 CA Los Angeles County Los Angeles AD75 p10A
4876. “United States Census,” 1920, CA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Precinct 168, 5B, 8, 383, T625, 822, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, January 7, 1920, Ethel R Buell.
File: 1920 CA Los Angeles County Los Angeles Pct168 p5B
4877. “United States Census,” 1940, CA, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Assembly District 47, 8A, 11, 19-476, T627, 242, 18, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 11, 1940, Helene Julia Munroe.
File: 1940 CA Los Angeles County Pasadena AD47 p8A
4878. “United States Census,” 1930, CA, Los Angeles, Pasadena, 9B, 15, 19-1220, T626, 168, 661, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 8, 1930, Amelia A Dodson.
File: 1930 CA Los Angeles County Pasadena p9B
4879. Mandes S Paxton and Irene I Todd, “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” May 18, 1929, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA,
File: MandesSPaxton_IreneITodd_MarriageCert
4880. “United States Census,” 1940, CA, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Assembly District 47, 8B, 11, 19-476, T627, 242, 18, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 11, 1940, Helene Julia Munroe.
File: 1940 CA Los Angeles County Pasadena AD47 p8B
4881. “United States Census,” 1880, TN, Crockett, Crockett Mills, District 9, 34B, 5, 6, T9, 1255249, 231, 261, 10th Decennial Census Office, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, June 22, 1880, J C Boston.
File: 1880 TN Crocket County Crockett Mills p34
4882. “United States Census,” 1880, TN, Obion, Kenton Station, District 8, 7C, 5, 110, T9, 1255273, 119, 779, 10th Decennial Census Office, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, June 2, 1880, R H Foster.
File: 1880 TN Obion County Kenton Station Dist 8 p7C
4883. “United States Census,” 1880, TN, Gibson, Yorkville, District 8, 13A, 5, 39, T9, 1255255, 329, 249, 10th Decennial Census Office, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, June 11, 1880, W L A McCorkle.
File: 1880 TN Gibson County Yorkville Dist 8 p13A
4884. “United States Census,” 1880, TN, Gibson, Yorkville, District 8, 6B, 5, 39, T9, 1255255, 325, 242, 10th Decennial Census Office, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, June 4, 1880, W L A McCorkle.
File: 1880 TN Gibson County Yorkville Dist 8 p6B
4885. Burney Bliss Zarecor, “Tennessee Death Recors, 1914-1955,” August 10, 1959, Humboldt, Gibson County, TN,
File: BurneyBlissZarecor_DeathCert
4886. “United States Census,” 1860, TN, Dyer County, 9th Civil District, Dyersburg, 159, M653, 805248, 381, 167, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, September 12, 1860, W N McNight,
File: 1860 TN Dyer County Dist9 p159
4887. Adolph Norene, “Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990,” July 23, 1934,
4888. Irine Victore Noren, “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” August 25, 1911,
4889. John Edwin Noren, “Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990,” March 17, 1914, Frankfort Twp., Montgomery County, IA,
4890. John E Noren, “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” August 5, 1897, Frankfort, Montgomery County, IA,
4891. Noren, “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” September 1, 1899, Frankfort, Montgomery County, IA,
4892. Z M Drew, “Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995,” September 20, 1904, Howell, Livingston County, MI,
4895. Carl Christiansen and Evelyn Sturm, “Washoe County Marriage Certificate,” December 14, 1936, Reno Township, Washoe County, NV, 57749, Book 17, Page 392.
Files (2): CarlChristiansen_EvelynSturm_MarriageCert, CarlChristiansen_EvelynSturm_Marriage_certificate
4896. “Sweden Household Examination Books,” 1851-1855, Hylletofta AI 10, 1851-1855, Hylletofta, Sävsjö, Jönköping, Småland, Sweden, Scandinavia, 100, 110.
Files (4): 1850s Sweden Hylletofta-F-AI-10-1851-1855-Image-110-Page-100, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) AI:10 1851-1855 Image 110 : Page 100_Bottom, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) AI:10 1851-1855 Image 110 : Page 100_Mid, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) AI:10 1851-1855 Image 110 : Page 100_Top
4897. Mathilda Louisa Johansdotter, “Swedish Birth Records: Hylletofta BI 3,” January 4, 1847, Hylletofta, Sweden, 49, 30.
Files (2): Hylletofta-F-BI-3-1835-1839-Image-30-Page-49, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) BI:3 1835-1839 Image 30 : Page 49
4898. Clara Christina Jonasdotter, “Swedish Birth Records: Hylletofta BI 3,” September 12, 1952, Hylletofta, Sweden, 69, 40.
Files (2): Hylletofta-F-BI-3-1835-1839-Image-40-Page-69, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) BI:3 1835-1839 Image 40 : Page 69
4899. “Sweden Household Examination Books,” 1840-1844, Hylletofta AI 9, 1840-1850, Hylletofta, Sävsjö, Jönköping, Småland, Sweden, Scandinavia, 276, 155.
Files (2): 1840s Sweden Hylletofta-F-AI-9-1840-1850-Image-155-Page-276, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) AI:9 1840-1850 Image 155 : Page 276
4900. “Sweden Household Examination Books,” 1835-1839, Hylletofta AI 8, 1835-1839, Hylletofta, Sävsjö, Jönköping, Småland, Sweden, Scandinavia, 138, 147.
Files (2): 1835s Sweden Hylletofta-F-AI-8-1835-1839-Image-147-Page-138, ArkivDigital: Hylletofta (F) AI:8 1835-1839 Image 147 : Page 138
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