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Carrie J. (WAGNER) DEXTER (1873-1964)

1341. Carrie J. Wagner was born on April 14, 1873, in California. She married Alonzo L. Dexter, Jr. about 1891 and had at least two children, one died in childhood before 1900:

13411. (Martha) Violet Dexter 28 Feb 1892 29 Nov 1971 (79)
13412. Dexter --  Bef 1900 (<8)

Alonzo died in 1945 and Carrie died in 1964. Both are buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

  • Cen 1880: 24 Jun 1880 Census, Coulterville, Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1900: 15 Jun 1900 Census, Red Cloud Precinct, Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1910: 12 May 1910 Census, Township 2, Mariposa County, California

Charles A. WAGNER, Jr. (1874-1888)

1342. Charles "Charley Boy" A. Wagner, Jr. was born September 22, 1874, in California. He died at the young age of 13, possibly from diphtheria, on June 11, 1888. He was buried two days later at the Coulterville Cemetery.

"Mariposa Gazette," June 23, 1888
"One of the largest funeral processions ever witnessed in Coulterville, was the one that followed all that was mortal of Charles Wagner Jr. to his grave on Wednesday June 13th. Deceased was aged about 15 years and the only son of Charles Wagner a worthy and esteemed citizen of Coulterville."

"This young man who so early in life surrendered to the sad call of death, was beloved by all who knew him, and his untimely death is universally lamented."

"Mr. Wagner and daughters have the sincere sympathy of all in this great and irreparable affliction, they suffer in the loss of a loving and dutiful son and brother."

Marguerite May (WAGNER) CALDWELL (1876-1968)

1343. Marguerite "Maggie" May Wagner was born in February 1876, probably in Coulterville, Mariposa County, California. She is recalled to have attended San Jose Normal School (now San José State University) and became a teacher on Greeley Hill, above Coulterville. Maggie is not known to have had any children of her own, but is recalled to have raised her younger cousin Marguerite Wible after her mother died following childbirth in 1899.

Maggie later married Claude Cambridge Caldwell, a native of San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, who was 21 years her junior, about 1921 or 1922. She was 44 years old and he 25.[Cen 1930] Claude had served two and a half months with the U.S. Navy in California prior to registering for the World War I draft in which he claimed exemption from service to support his dependent father.[Draft WWI]

Claude Cambridge Caldwell died on November 3, 1964, and is buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

Marguerite May (Wagner) Caldwell died four years later on July 2, 1968, in Mariposa County, California. She is also buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

  • Cen 1880: 24 Jun 1880 Census, Coulterville, Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1900: 15 Jun 1900 Census, Red Cloud Precinct, Mariposa County, California
  • Draft WWI: World War I Draft Registration, San Mateo County, California
  • Cen 1920: 2 Mar 1920 Census, Township 2, Mariposa County, California
  • Cen 1930: 12 Apr 1930 Census, Stanislaus National Forest Township 2 (Greeley Hill), Mariposa County, California

Bertha "Birdie" E. (WAGNER) HANNAH (~1877-1974)

Birdie (WAGNER) HANNAH 1344. Bertha "Birdie" E. Wagner was born September 13, 1877/1878. She married Samuel Crockett Hannah, a native of Missouri, and had one daughter in Tuolumne County, California.

13441. Edith Pearl Hannah 9 Dec 1898 23 Nov 1993 (94)
Cousinly Connections
Birdie was close friends with the Converse sisters, Carrie, Ida, Lizzie, and Alice. Birdie's cousin Peter Johnson went on to marry Ida Converse and cousin Ben Goss married Alice Converse. Years after Birdie's divorce from Crockett, Crockett went on to remarry to Carrie (Converse) Sullivan.
Crockett HANNAH

Birdie is recalled to have been a teacher and librarian. After their marriage, Birdie and Crockett lived in the Third Township of Tuolumne County in 1900 where Crockett worked as a teamster.[Cen 1900] By 1910 they lived near the Empire Saw Mill in Confidence Precinct in Tuolumne County. There Crockett worked odd jobs.[Cen 1910]

Birdie and Crockett separated by 1920 and Birdie never remarried. Birdie and Pearl moved to San Francisco and lived at 1750 Sacramento Street where Birdie worked as a matron at a college, perhaps one that Pearl, then age 21, attended.[Cen 1920A]

By 1940, Birdie and Pearl moved from San Francisco to 2136 Lincoln Avenue in Ravenswood (perhaps between Menlo Park and Palo Alto), San Mateo County. Pearl worked as a dentist for the Board of Education in Palo Alto.[Cen 1940]

After their separation, Crockett moved down into the valley to Montpelier, Waterford Township, Stanislaus County. There Crockett lived with the Earle and Minnie C. Field family as a hired man and laborer.[Cen 1920B] Later he moved to Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, and married Florence (Blodgett) by 1930. They lived with her two elder sisters and their husbands: Alice E. and Lewis N. Trumbly and Agnes J. and Myron Brackett.[Cen 1930B] Crockett later remarried to Birdie's childhood friend, Carrie M. (Converse) Sullivan, sometime after 1940.

Bertha E. (Wagner) Hannah died on January 9, 1974, at the age of 95, while residing in Palo Alto, San Mateo County, California. She is buried with her parents and sisters at the Coulterville Cemetery in Coulterville, Mariposa County. Daughter Pearl later joined her.

  • Cen 1900: 5 Jun 1900 Census, Township 3, Tuolumne Co., California
  • Cen 1910: 27 Apr 1910 Census, Confidence Precinct, Tuolumne Co., California
  • Cen 1920A: 2 Jan 1920 Census, 1750 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Cen 1920B: 3 Jan 1920 Census, Montpelier Precinct, Waterford Township, Stanislaus County, California
  • Cen 1930B: 5 Apr 1930 Census, 268 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
  • Cen 1940: 11-12 Apr 1940 Census, 2136 Lincoln Avenue, Ravenswood, Judicial Township 3, San Mateo County, California

Daniel M. WAGNER (1880-1883)

1345. Daniel M. Wagner was born in California, probably in Coulterville, Mariposa County, California, on August 25, 1880. He appears to have been named for his father's older brother who bought the Coulter Hotel in Coulterville and renamed it the Wagner Hotel.

Daniel M. Wagner died two years later on January 20, 1883. He is buried at the Coulterville Cemetery.

Marguerite (WIBLE) BURK (1899-1971)

1361. Marguerite Wible was born on November 2, 1899, in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California and her mother died the following day. She married Leslie J. Burk, of Elk, Washington, at the One Tree Church in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. They had two children:

13611. Ronald Stanton Burk 5 Oct 1933 1939 (5)
13612. Marles Burk --  --  -- 
1900 Census
Marguerite may be the "Marguerite Wiebel," born in November 1899, who was enumerated as a boarder with the Carrie J. Worden family at 248 Harriet Street in San Francisco in 1900, however I have yet to corroborate any connection to a Worden family.[Cen 1900]

Marguerite was born prematurely and lost her mother upon birth. She is recalled to have been the first baby to be placed on an incubator at the hospital in San Francisco and spent her first 18 months there. Her father moved south to Imperial County, near the Mexican border, and she was raised among her elder cousins, the Wagner sisters, on Greeley Hill, Mariposa County, California.

Marguerite attended the University of California at Berkeley and became a teacher. While teaching, she met one of her student's elder brother, Les Burk, and they later married at the One Tree Church in Santa Rosa. Les worked as a pharmacist.

In 1939, Marguerite and her five year old son Ronnie contracted scarlet fever and strep throat. Sulpha drugs were sent for but arrived only in time to save Marguerite. Little Ronnie did not survive.

By 1942, the Burks lived at 1124 Arreba Street in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, where Les worked as an oil worker.[Vote 1942]

Marguerite (Wible) Burk died on September 19, 1971 in San Joaquin County, California. She was 71 years old. As daughter Marles recalls, Marguerite was universally known as an angel and an inspirational teacher.

Leslie J. Burk died eight years later on August 30, 1979 in San Joaquin County. He was 77 years old.

  • Cen 1900: 1900 Census, 248 Harriet Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Vote 1942: 1942 and 1944 Registers, 1124 Arreba Street, Martinez Precinct 14, Contra Costa County, California

Shirley M. (GOODWIN) MUES (1892-1979)

1381. Shirley M. Goodwin was born in California on June 11, 1892. She married Christopher Diedrich Mues, a widower who had been married to Louise Catherine Rohde, who died in 1919 after only 5 years of marriage. Shirley and Christopher wed by the early 1920s and had two children:

13811. John Carston Mues 1 Aug 1923 16 Jan 2002 (78)
13812. Martha Eve Mues 19 Feb 1930 10 Feb 2005 (74)

As a teenager, Shirley worked as a post office clerk in Coalinga, Fresno County, California[Cen 1910] and later as a bookkeeper for a tractor company in Stockton, San Joaquin County[Cen 1920].

After they wed, accounts hold that the Mueses moved to Oregon, where son John was born, and later to Washington, where daughter Martha was born.

Christopher Diedrich Mues appears to have died in the early 1930s, likely sometime after their daughters birth and prior to 1936. He was probably in her early 50s.

By 1936, Shirley had returned to California, where she lived at 1317 Bay Street in Alameda, Alameda County, from at least 1936 until 1942[Vote 1936-1942]. In 1942 she moved in with her son John two block south at 1128 Bay Street, where she stayed through at least 1944[Vote 1942,1944].

Shirley (Goodwin) Mues died in Seattle, King County, Washington, on December 14, 1979. She was 87 years old.

  • Cen 1910: 15 Apr 1910 Census, 317 Buchanan Street, Coalinga, Fresno County, California
  • Cen 1920: 14 Jan 1920 Census, 1136 North Ophir Street, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
  • Vote 1936: 1936-1942 Registers, 1317 Bay Street, Alameda, Alameda County, California
  • Vote 1944: 1942-1944 Registers, 1128 Bay Street, Alameda, Alameda County, California
  • Wed 1959: Oakland Tribune, 18 Oct 1959

John Maurice GOODWIN, III (1874-1926)

1411. John Maurice Goodwin, III was born October 21, 1874, in Bear Valley, Mariposa County, California. He married Harriet "Hattie" L. Alderson and had two sons:

14111. Thomas Goodwin 2 Nov 1893 --  -- 
14112. Morris A. Goodwin 24 Aug 1899 --  -- 

John Maurice Goodwin, III, died on December 28, 1926, at the age of 52 in Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona which is about 3 miles southeast of Clarkdale along Alternate Highway 89.

  • Cen 1900: 23 Jun 1900 Census, Upper Verde Precinct, Yavapai County, Arizona
  • Cen 1910: 22 Apr 1910 Census, Giroux Street, Jerome, Yavapai County, Arizona
  • Cen 1920: 7 Jan 1920 Census, County Road, Jerome, Yavapai County, Arizona

Walter Thomas GOODWIN, Sr. (1876-1939)

1411. Walter Thomas Goodwin, Sr. was born April 28, 1876, in Bear Valley, Mariposa County, California. He married Nellie Jane Helm, a native of New Mexico, on August 18 or 19, 1903, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona. They had five children:

14121. Margaret Louise Goodwin 4 Jul 1904 9 Jun 1947 (42)
14122. John Goodwin 18 Mar 1906 Sep 1908 (2)
14123. Doris Viola Goodwin 7 Jun 1908 18 May 1960 (51)
14124. Walter Thomas Goodwin, Jr. 23 Jun 1911 2 Apr 1982 (70)
14125. Nellie Marie Goodwin 5 Jun 1917 4 Apr 1993 (75)
14126. Albert Henry Goodwin 15 Dec 1920 5 Sep 2001 (80)

After their marriage in Prescott, the Goodwins started their family in Jerome, among the mountains to the northeast of Prescott. A few years later they relocated northwest to Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, where Walter worked as a gold miner through 1910[Cen 1910]. A year later they returned to Jerome, where Walter worked as a copper miner[Cen 1920] and quartz miner[Cen 1930].

Walter Thomas Goodwin, Sr. died on April 20, 1939, in Yavapai County, Arizona. He is buried at the Cottonwood Cemetery in Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona which is about 3 miles southeast of Clarkdale along Alternate Highway 89.

After Walter's death, Nellie remarried to Floyd A. Rogers.

Nellie Jane (Helm Goodwin) Rogers died on May 24, 1955, in Los Angeles County, California. She was laid to rest at Sunnyside Memorial Park in Long Beach, California.

  • Cen 1910: May 1910 Census, 1010 Miner Street, Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • Cen 1920: 2 Feb 1920 Census, Jerome, Yavapai County, Arizona
  • Cen 1930: 17-19 May 1930 Census, Jerome, Yavapai County, Arizona

Charles Edward GOODWIN (1877-1882)

1413. Charles Edward Goodwin was born November 8, 1877 in Bear Valley, Mariposa County, California. He died on November 21, 1882 at the age of 5.

Joseph Bodie GOODWIN (1880-1946)

1414. Joseph Bodie Goodwin was born October 10, 1880, near Peck Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona. He married Rachael "Rae" Foletta in Prescott, Yavapai County on July 2, 1904, and had three children:

14141. George Clyde Goodwin 16 Jan 1905 --  -- 
14142. Joe Bryon Goodwin 13 Oct 1906 --  -- 
14143. Juanita "Nita" Goodwin 6 Sep 1911 --  -- 

Joseph Bodie Goodwin died in July 1946 at the age of 65. His believed to be buried near Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.

Robert Royal GOODWIN (1884-)

1415. Robert Royal Goodwin was born on July 7, 1884, near Peck Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona. He married May Cody on April 15, 1916, in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. They had three children:

14151. May C. Goodwin 8 May 1917 --  -- 
14152. Robert C. Goodwin 7 May 1919 --  -- 
14153. Edward Goodwin 24 Sep 1921 --  -- 

Margaret GOODWIN (1888)

1416, 1417. Margaret Goodwin and a twin sister were born on June 22, 1888, in Calico, San Bernardino County, California. The twin sister died that day and Margaret died two months later on September 2, 1888.