Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons1

F, b. 22 January 1839, d. 24 January 1929
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Last Edited16 Sep 2015
     Sources agree that Margaret was born on 22 January 1839, but disagree on where in Ireland she was born. Some report at Londonderry, Ireland, others report Co. Cork.2,3,4 She married Mathew Coyle, son of Charles Coyle and Ann Maiden Surname Unknown, between 1859 and 1860 at Staten Island, New York City, Richmond Co., New York.2,5

Left a widow with four small children in January, 1867, Margaret apparently took a position as housekeeper to Robert Simmons who lived in Deer Flat. They were married on 7 May 1869 at California.1,6,7,8

Margaret died on 24 January 1929 at at home, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 90 Her obituary reads:
Pioneer Woman Passes Away
Like the shock of ripened grain when it reaches maturity is gathered into the harvest storehouse, Mrs. Margaret Simmons, an honored pioneer of Tuolmne county, who had lived in the Groveland District for 70 years of continuous residence, passed away Thursday at the ripe age of 90 years and 2 days. Death was the culmination of 4 months of lingering illness.
The deceased was a native of Ireland, but came to this country when a young girl with her parents. She was married twice, her first husband's name being Coyle and her second Simmons. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters: Thos. F. Coyle of Fresno, Robert T. Simmons, the honored chairman of the Board of Supervisors from Groveland Mrs Elizabeth Shafer of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. James of Modesto.
"Grandma Simmons" as she was familiarly known by her neighbors and intimate friends, was noted for her kind disposition and her liberal hospitality. She often boarded the school teachers of the Groveland School, and always treated them with uniform courtesy. These amiable traits were intensified in all of her dealings with the members of her own family, and all of her children loved their mother. A big-hearted and beloved woman has passed away.
The funeral will be held this Saturday morning at 10 o'clock under the direction of Undertaker O"Beirne, wih high mass at the Big Oak Flat atholic Church, conducted by Rev. Father James Gilmartin, with the interment in the Catholic Cemetery.
[ Union Democrat, 26 Jan 1929, p. 1 -- transcribed from Carol-Ann Tucker-Watt files].9,10,2,4,11
She was buried on 26 January 1929 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.12,13

Family 1

Mathew Coyle b. c 1837, d. 22 Jan 1867
Children

Family 2

Robert Benton Simmons b. c 1815, d. 6 Jun 1892
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000.
  2. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  3. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  4. [S480] Dr. Allen Repashy, Historical Survey OLMC Cemetery.
  5. [S837] 1860 US Census, Richmond Co., New York, population schedule, Middleton, , pg 198, line 3, Dwg 1449, Household 1570, Chas Coile, head, W M age 55, Laborer, $2000, $500, born Ireland; Ann Coile, W F age 60, no occupation, cannot read or write, born Ireland; Mathew Coile, W M age 23, born Ireland, married within census year, Laborer, cannot read or write; Margt Coile, W F age 21, married within census year, laborer, born Ireland, cannot read or write; Walter Coile, W M age 18, teamster, $75, born Ireland; Patk Coile, W M age 26, no occupation stated, born Ireland.
  6. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, FGS prepared by Nell Holloway for TCGS.
  7. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, Gives marriage date of 04 May 1869.
  8. [S850] Union Democrat, Jan. 26, 1929, page 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Jan. 26, 1929, p. 1: **Pioneer Woman Passes Away --
    ... She was married twice, her first husband's name being COYLE, and her second SIMMONS. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons & 2 daughters: Thos. F. COYLE, of Fresno, Robert T. SIMMONS, the honored chairman of the board of supervisors, from Groveland , Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFER of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. JAMES of Modesto....
  9. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, MI stone is about 6" high, with a cross laid on top. Marked "Margaret Simmons, 183-1929."
  10. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000, At my grandmother's wake in 1929, her coffin was laid open in the front parlor, just under the window next to the front door.
  11. [S850] Union Democrat, Jan. 26, 1929, page 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Jan. 26, 1929, p. 1: **Pioneer Woman Passes Away --
    Like the shock of ripened grain when it reaches maturity is gathered into the harvest storehouse, Mrs. Margaret SIMMONS, an honored pioneer of Tuolumne County, who had lived in the Groveland District for 70 years of continuous residence, passed away Thursday at the ripe age of 90 years and 2 days. Death was the culmination of 4 months of lingering illness.
    The deceased was a native of Ireland, but came to this country when a young girl with her parents. She was married twice, her first husband's name being COYLE, and her second SIMMONS. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons & 2 daughters: Thos. F. COYLE, of Fresno, Robert T. SIMMONS, the honored chairman of the board of supervisors, from Groveland , Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFER of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. JAMES of Modesto.
    "Grandma" SIMMONS, as she was familiarly known by her neighbors and intimate friends, was noted for her kind disposition and her liberal hospitality. She often boarded the school teachers of the Groveland school, and always treated them with uniform courtesy. These amiable traits were intensified in all of her dealings with the members of her own family, and all of her children loved their mother. A kind hearted and beloved woman has passed away.
    The funeral will be held this Saturday morning at 10 o'clock under the direction of Undertaker O'BEIRNE, with high mass at the Big Oak Flat Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Father James GILMARTIN, with the interment in the Catholic cemetery.
  12. [S445] Unknown author St. Patrick's Interments, MRS MARGARET SIMMONS, born Ireland, died 24 Jan 1929 at age 90 of Senility. Burial at Big Oak Flat Catholic Cemetery, Fr. Gilmartin, officiant. The record shows that she died and was buried on the same day, but the family tradition is that she was laid out under the living room window until her burial, suggesting that it was a day or two between death and burial.
  13. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, MI stone is about 6" high, with a cross laid on top. Marked "Margaret Simmons, 1839-1929."
  14. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000, The first Coyle child, a daughter, was born and died in New York. Mary Ann was the second child.
  15. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, Catherine Agnes James 1866-1943.
  16. [S5] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  17. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, At Rest - In loving memory of Margaret A. Lane born Jan 7 1876, died May 23, 1906.
  18. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.

Mathew Coyle

M, b. circa 1837, d. 22 January 1867
FatherCharles Coyle1 b. c 1805, d. bt 1870 - 1880
MotherAnn Maiden Surname Unknown2
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Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     According to the tombstone which once marked his grave at St. Anne's Church, Columbia, Tuolumne Co., California Mathew Coyle was born in circa 1837 at at County Westmeath, Ireland.3,4 He was the son of Charles Coyle and Ann Maiden Surname Unknown.1,2 Mathew Coyle married Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons between 1859 and 1860 at Staten Island, New York City, Richmond Co., New York.5,2

Mathew Coyle died on 22 January 1867 at Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne Co., California. The family reports that he died of "miner's consumption", possibly tuberculosis. High levels of asbestos-bearing serpentine rock in the area where Mathew Coyle mined may have contributed to this kind of condition; Matthew Coyle of Moccasin Creek, formerly of Staton (sic) Island, died on Tuesday the 22nd.6,7,8 Mathew Coyle's tombstone at St. Anne's Cemetery, Columbia CA, signed by his brother Hugh Coyle, gives a death date of January 1865 and shows he was a "native of West Meuth Co., Ireland. Based on other documents dated 1865-1866 declaring Mathew Coyle's presence, it apears that the January, 1867 death date reported by several family members is correct.7

Family

Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS, Obituary of Hugh Coyle (23 Oct 1886) states he was a native of Ireland.
  2. [S837] 1860 US Census, Richmond Co., New York, population schedule, Middleton, , pg 198, line 3, Dwg 1449, Household 1570, Chas Coile, head, W M age 55, Laborer, $2000, $500, born Ireland; Ann Coile, W F age 60, no occupation, cannot read or write, born Ireland; Mathew Coile, W M age 23, born Ireland, married within census year, Laborer, cannot read or write; Margt Coile, W F age 21, married within census year, laborer, born Ireland, cannot read or write; Walter Coile, W M age 18, teamster, $75, born Ireland; Patk Coile, W M age 26, no occupation stated, born Ireland.
  3. [S16] Mathew Coyle Cemetery Inventory with photograph, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370, Grave #3: Matthew Coyle, native of West Meuth (sic) Ireland.
  4. [S837] 1860 US Census, Richmond Co., New York, population schedule, Middleton, , pg 198, line 3, Dwg 1449, Household 1570, ... Mathew Coile, W M age 23, born Ireland, married within census year, Laborer, cannot read or write; Margt Coile, W F age 21, married within census year, laborer, born Ireland, cannot read or write....
  5. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  6. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000.
  7. [S16] Mathew Coyle Cemetery Inventory with photograph, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370, Grave #3: Matthew Coyle, native of Westmeuth (sic) Ireland died 27 Jan 1865.
  8. [S817] Unnamed Newspaper, estimated as January 1867, Index is dated 1870, but there in no indication on the clipping of its original publication date or how the indexer arrived at the publication date.
  9. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000, The first Coyle child, a daughter, was born and died in New York. Mary Ann was the second child.
  10. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  11. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, Catherine Agnes James 1866-1943.

Robert Benton Simmons1

M, b. circa 1815, d. 6 June 1892
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Last Edited11 Apr 2014
     Robert Benton Simmons was born circa 1815.2 He was born on 13 December 1820 at Virginia.3 He was born circa 1827 at Virginia; Calculated from age as reported in Great Register. Age conflicts with age as reported in Burden's Undertaking Index. If he was 46 at the time he first reigstred to vote in Tuolumne County, and if his age was correctly reported at death, he registered to vote in 1861.4

Left a widow with four small children in January, 1867, Margaret apparently took a position as housekeeper to Robert Simmons who lived in Deer Flat. They were married on 7 May 1869 at California.5,1,6,7 He died on 6 June 1892; Information from Florence Egger.8 He was buried on 7 June 1892 at Divide Cemetery NO PLOT NUMBER, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California; Not in the Cemetery District burial record, but referenced by Burden with burial in Big Oak Flat. Since Burden did the burial, and since Simmons was not Roman Catholic, it is unlikely that he was buried at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Therefore, we assume he was buried at the Divide Cemetery.8

Family

Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
Children

Citations

  1. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, FGS prepared by Nell Holloway for TCGS.
  2. [S9] Tuolumne Co. Historical Society, Burdens Undertaking, If 77 at death, then born circa 1815.
  3. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.
  4. [S11] Unknown author, Golden Roots - Big Oak Flat, Great Register of Tuolumne County - 1873 - Big Oak Flat.
  5. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000.
  6. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, Gives marriage date of 04 May 1869.
  7. [S850] Union Democrat, Jan. 26, 1929, page 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Jan. 26, 1929, p. 1: **Pioneer Woman Passes Away --
    ... She was married twice, her first husband's name being COYLE, and her second SIMMONS. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons & 2 daughters: Thos. F. COYLE, of Fresno, Robert T. SIMMONS, the honored chairman of the board of supervisors, from Groveland , Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFER of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. JAMES of Modesto....
  8. [S9] Tuolumne Co. Historical Society, Burdens Undertaking.
  9. [S5] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  10. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, At Rest - In loving memory of Margaret A. Lane born Jan 7 1876, died May 23, 1906.
  11. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.

Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James1,2

F, b. 26 December 1866, d. 9 February 1943
FatherMathew Coyle3 b. c 1837, d. 22 Jan 1867
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons3,4 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
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Last Edited20 Jul 2015
     Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James was baptized on 5 July 1867 at Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne Co., California; Matthew Coyle carried his infant daughter up the hill from Moccasin to be baptized at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Big Oak Flat.5,6,7 She was born on 26 December 1866 at Tuolumne Co., California; She was probably born on the Matthew Coyle land at Moccasin, Tuolumne Co. CA.3,8 She was the daughter of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.3,4 Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James married Charles Mansir on 16 November 1886.8 Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James married Edmund James, son of John James and Mary (Pryce) James, on 20 June 1893 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California. They had one child who did not survive, but raised her sister Margaret's daughter, Lennan.2,1,9 Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James died on 9 February 1943 at age 76.3 She was buried after 9 February 1943 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.10

Family

Edmund James b. May 1856, d. 27 Sep 1922

Citations

  1. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000, Aunt Kitty Coyle married a James.
  2. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, Catherine Agnes James, 1866-1843.
  3. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, Catherine Agnes James 1866-1943.
  4. [S850] Union Democrat, Jan. 26, 1929, page 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Jan. 26, 1929, p. 1: **Pioneer Woman Passes Away --
    ... She was married twice, her first husband's name being COYLE, and her second SIMMONS. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons & 2 daughters: Thos. F. COYLE, of Fresno, Robert T. SIMMONS, the honored chairman of the board of supervisors, from Groveland , Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFER of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. JAMES of Modesto....
  5. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Records - Catherine Agnes Coyle, daughter of Mathew Coyle and Margaret Lamb (sic), born 26 Dec 1866 and baptized 05 Jul 1867 at Moccasin Creek.
  6. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000.
  7. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, FGS prepared by Nell Holloway for TCGS gives birth date for Catherine Agnes Coyle as December 1866. This is also the birth date shown on her tombstone.
  8. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  9. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Brides entry #320 - Vol 4, Pg. 370.
  10. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com.

Edmund James1

M, b. May 1856, d. 27 September 1922
FatherJohn James2 b. 10 Sep 1826, d. 26 Jun 1909
MotherMary (Pryce) James2 b. 20 Mar 1828, d. 14 Apr 1900
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Last Edited21 Jul 2015
     Edmund James was born in May 1856 at Utah.3,2 He was the son of John James and Mary (Pryce) James.2 Edmund James married Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James, daughter of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons, on 20 June 1893 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California. They had one child who did not survive, but raised her sister Margaret's daughter, Lennan.4,5,6
Edmund died on 27 September 1922 at Stanislaus Co., CA, at age 66.7,8 He was buried at Divide Cemetery 3-309, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California. His grave is marked with a Boone stone, indicating that the grave was not marked by the family. His wife, Kitty (Coyle) James is buried with her mother and siblings at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, also in Big Oak Flat.9

Family

Catherine Agnes (Coyle) James b. 26 Dec 1866, d. 9 Feb 1943

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  2. [S214] 1860 US Census, Provo, Utah, population schedule, Twp 4, pg 27 (pg 151 stampe), Dwelling 486, Household 855.
  3. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Gives birth date of May 1858.
  4. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, Catherine Agnes James, 1866-1843.
  5. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000, Aunt Kitty Coyle married a James.
  6. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Brides entry #320 - Vol 4, Pg. 370.
  7. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Genealogy provided by Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt 2001.
  8. [S1415] Unknown author, CA Death Index.
  9. [S36] Collected Monumental Inscriptions Cemetery Survey, Oak Grove Cemetery District, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, GYGM History Resource Center, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, 95321, 3 - 309: JAMES, Edmund 1856 - 1922 Boone stone.

Robert Thomas Simmons1

M, b. 24 March 1872, d. 12 September 1952
FatherRobert Benton Simmons2 b. c 1815, d. 6 Jun 1892
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons2 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
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Last Edited20 Jul 2015
     Robert Thomas Simmons was born on 24 March 1872 at Deer Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.2,3,4,5 He was the son of Robert Benton Simmons and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.2 Robert Thomas Simmons married Laura Ann Jones, daughter of Andrew J. Jones and Martha Jane Shelton, on 20 December 1919 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California. The marriage was performed by Superior Court Judge G. W. Nicol, with County Clerk Gorgas and Miss Elizabeth Moyle standing as witnesses.6,7,8,9

Robert Thomas Simmons died on 12 September 1952 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370, at age 80.3,10,11,12 He was buried on 16 September 1952 at Divide Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.13,14

Family

Laura Ann Jones b. 1879, d. 1 Jan 1921

Citations

  1. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.
  2. [S5] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  3. [S12] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Golden Roots - Groveland, Oak-Grove Cemetery Survey, pp. 19-25.
  4. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, States mother's maiden name is Lemons (sic).
  5. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, Gives birthplace as Deer Flat, Tuolumne co.
  6. [S12] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Golden Roots - Groveland, Oak Grove Cemetery - Laura A. Simmons, 1879-1921, buried next to Robert T. Simmons.
  7. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, FGS prepared by Nell Holloway for TCGS.
  8. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, States marriage date is 20 Dec 1919.
  9. [S225] Union Democrat, 27 December 1919, 1.
  10. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, On-line database.
  11. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, Gives death place as Sonora, Tuolumne Co. CA.
  12. [S223] Union Democrat, 16 Sep 1952, pg 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Tuesday, Sep. 16, 1952, p.1:
    >> Robt. SIMMONS, ex-supervisor, dies in Sonora -- > Big Oak Flat, Sept. 16 -
    Robert T. SIMMONS, 80, former member of the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors for many years, died at a hospital in Sonora Friday following a short illness. Mr. SIMMONS was a native of Big Oak Flat and spent his entire life in the Big Oak Flat-Groveland district, where he attended the elementary schools of the area. He became interested in politics when a young man and in 1916 was elected as the supervisor of the Fourth District (Groveland) Aug. 29, 1916. Mr. SIMMONS assumed his duties as supervisor Jan. 8, 1917, and was reelected 5 consecutive terms, during which he served 2 consecutive terms as chairman.
    >
    > *Remember Him --
    > Two members of the present board of supervisors -- Frank J. DONDERO of Columbia and William F. KNOOP of Jamestown -- were members of the county officials during Mr. SIMMONS' last term of office.
    >
    > With the report of Mr. SIMMONS' death, word also was received that his
    > sister, Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFFER of Cathay Valley, Mariposa County, died at
    > a hospital in Merced at practically the same hour.
    >
    > Mr. SIMMONS leaves his niece, Mrs. Lennon SCOTT HALL of Carson City,
    > Nev., a nephew, Robert SHAFFER, an officer of the California Highway
    > Patrol of Mariposa County.
    >
    > Funeral services will be held at the Odd Fellows Hall at Big Oak Flat at
    > 3 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. T. Wesley OSBORNE officiating.
    >
    > Interment will be in the Divide Cemetery On the Divide under the
    > direction of the Terzic and Wilson Funeral Home of Sonora. The deceased
    > was a member of Yosemite Lodge No. 97, IOOF of Big Oak Flat.
  13. [S12] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Golden Roots - Groveland, Listing of burials in Oak Grove Cemetery, Groveland -- inventory by Alan Repashy of Groveland circa 1985.
  14. [S223] Union Democrat, 16 Sep 1952, pg 1.

Margaret (Simmons) Lane1

F, b. 7 January 1876, d. 23 May 1906
FatherRobert Benton Simmons2 b. c 1815, d. 6 Jun 1892
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons2 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
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Last Edited13 Aug 2015
     Margaret (Simmons) Lane was born on 7 January 1876; Probably Tuolumne County CA USA.3 She was the daughter of Robert Benton Simmons and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.2 Margaret (Simmons) Lane married Edward Lane circa 1903; Guesstimate

Margaret was a single woman living at home in the June 1900 census; her daughter Lennan was born in Jul 1905.

She was still single pr/UD article 20 Dec 1902.1 Margaret (Simmons) Lane died on 23 May 1906 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 30.4,3 She was buried in May 1906 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.3

Family

Edward Lane
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com, At Rest - In loving memory of Margaret A. Lane born Jan 7 1876, died May 23, 1906.
  3. [S305] Unknown author, OLMC Burial Records.
  4. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, Gives Margaret's place of death as Sonora CA.
  5. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.

Edward Lane1,2

M
Last Edited26 Jul 2015
     Edward Lane married Margaret (Simmons) Lane, daughter of Robert Benton Simmons and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons, circa 1903; Guesstimate

Margaret was a single woman living at home in the June 1900 census; her daughter Lennan was born in Jul 1905.

She was still single pr/UD article 20 Dec 1902.1

Family

Margaret (Simmons) Lane b. 7 Jan 1876, d. 23 May 1906
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: LUCILLE LENA LANE, daughter of Edward Lane and Margaret Simmons born 19 Jul 1905 and Baptized 24 Sep 1905 at Big Oak Flat. Pg 19 B of Baptismal Register., Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.
  3. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.

Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder1

F, b. 13 October 1861, d. 15 April 1906
FatherMathew Coyle2 b. c 1837, d. 22 Jan 1867
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons2 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
Last Edited16 Jul 2015
     Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder was born on 13 October 1861 at New York City, Richmond Co., New York.3,4 She was the daughter of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.2 Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder married John James Sheehan, son of Timothy Sheehan and Mrs. Hannah Sheehan, on 27 November 1881 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.5,6 Sheehan died in August 1894; his estate was probated on 18 November 1895 at Superior Court, Tuolumne Co., California.7 Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder married August Schroeder on 20 May 1898 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370.1,8 Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder died on 15 April 1906 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, at age 44.4

Family

John James Sheehan b. 16 Oct 1854, d. 21 Aug 1895
Children

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Brides listing #1493 - Mrs. Mary A. Sheehan m. August Schroeder 20 May 1898 in Sonora - Vol 5 pg 155.
  2. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  3. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000, Scotts name this child Mary Ann and state that she was born in New York. They do not give a birth date.
  4. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Carl-Ann Taylor-Watt specifies birth and death dates and adds the nick-name Mamie.
  5. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Brides entry #322 - Vol 3, Pg. 326.
  6. [S874] Union Democrat, Nov 1881, unk, In Big Oak Flat, November 27, 1881. by Rev Thos. Phillips. John J. Sheehan and Mary Anne Coyle.
    The Union Democrat.
  7. [S206] Index, Decrees of Distribution 1860-1919, 1, 1860-1919: John J. Sheehan, deceased; Mary Ann Sheehan, administratrix 18 Nov 1895 Superior Court, Vol 1/Probate/p. 424. Children Lizzie (13); Josie (10); Timothy (8); Wiliam (6); Frank (4).
  8. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Genealogy provided by Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt 2001.
  9. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.

Thomas Francis Coyle1,2

M, b. August 1865, d. 23 September 1937
FatherMathew Coyle3 b. c 1837, d. 22 Jan 1867
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons3,4 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
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Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     Thomas Francis Coyle was born in August 1865 at Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne Co., California.3,5 He was the son of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.3,4 Thomas Francis Coyle was baptized on 7 September 1865 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.3,6 He married Helen Boag Anton, daughter of Charles Anton and Christina McAlley, on 22 December 1888 at Carson City, Douglas Co., Nevada.7,8 Thomas Francis Coyle died on 23 September 1937 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, at age 72; State File NO. 61622.9

Family

Helen Boag Anton b. 9 Jul 1869, d. 18 Dec 1937
Children

Citations

  1. Biography of T. F. coyle b. CA 29 Aug 1865 in CA Genealogical Society files. Is this the same TF Coyle?
  2. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, baptismal records transcribed by and held at Tuolumne County Genealogical Society, Sonora CA.
  3. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000.
  4. [S850] Union Democrat, Jan. 26, 1929, page 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Jan. 26, 1929, p. 1: **Pioneer Woman Passes Away --
    ... She was married twice, her first husband's name being COYLE, and her second SIMMONS. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons & 2 daughters: Thos. F. COYLE, of Fresno, Robert T. SIMMONS, the honored chairman of the board of supervisors, from Groveland , Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFER of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. JAMES of Modesto....
  5. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, FGS prepared by Nell Holloway for TCGS.
  6. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Records - Thomas Francis Coyle, son of Mathew Coyle and Margaret Lenan (sic), born 29 Aug 1865 and baptized 07 Sep 1865.
  7. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000, Charles Anton and Christina Margaret Anton had a daughter who married Thomas Coyle. Nellie, or Helen. They were from Glasgow, Scotland.
  8. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.
  9. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, Source: http://206.62.221.82
  10. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com.
  11. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  12. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000, Thomas Coyle Berryhill is the nephew of Gladyce Coyle Gordon and therefore descended from another child.
  13. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000, I remember that she is about the same age as my father, who was born in 1913.

Walter Joseph Coyle1

M, b. 15 August 1863, d. 7 April 1927
FatherMathew Coyle2 b. c 1837, d. 22 Jan 1867
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons2 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
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Last Edited11 Apr 2014
     Walter Joseph Coyle was born on 15 August 1863 at Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne Co., California.3,4 He was the son of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.2 Walter Joseph Coyle was baptized on 15 September 1863 at Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne Co., California.5 He married Rosa May Elwell, daughter of Charles Henry Elwell and Rose Ann Cory, on 24 November 1887 at Colfax, Tuolumne Co., California, The marriage was witnessed by Eugene M. Elwell of Colfax and A. Lamb of Oakland CA. It was probably held at the hotel at
Colfax Springs operated by the Elwell family.1,6

Walter Joseph Coyle died on 7 April 1927 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370, at age 63.3,7,8 A family tale says that Walter was buried in an unmarked grave alongside his half-sister Margaret Simmons Lane at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Cemetery. [8/2000]. 2/2001 - Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, Walter's great-granddaughter, reports that she has a photograph of his grave at the time of the funeral, and she believes it is at Mount Carmel Cemetery. She placed a headstone for Walter. The burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat is confirmed in the O'Beirne records. NOTE: Walter is the SON of Margaret (Lennan) Coyle Simmons, not her husband!!!7

Family

Rosa May Elwell b. 24 Apr 1869, d. 21 Oct 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Grooms entry #316 - Vol 4, Pg. 136.
  2. [S2] Interview, Gladyce Coyle, August 6, 2000.
  3. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  4. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Record - Walter Coyle, born Moccasin Creek 15 August 1863, baptized 15 September 1863. Parents Mathew Cole, Margaret Lenan. Godparents Patrick (?) Cook and Anna Hughes. From microfilm copy held at Tuolumne Co. Recorder's Office.
  5. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: Baptismal Record - Walter Coyle, born Moccasin Creek 15 August 1863, baptized 15 September 1863. Parents Mathew Cole, Margaret Lenan. Godparents Patrick (?) Cook and Anna Hughes. From microfilm copy held at Tuolumne Co. Recorder's Office., Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.
  6. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, compiled by Nell Holloway of TCGS in response to three inquiries 1983-1994. Cites marriage place as Colfax. This is EITHER the area on Hwy 120 near Rainbow Pool once known as Colfax Springs, or the area on Hwy 108 near Pinecrest also known as Colfax.
  7. [S26] Walter Coyle, Records of Funeral Director W.B. O'Beirne, April 1927 Tuolumne County Genealogical Society, p. 10: Estate of Walter Coyle, died April 7 1927, interment Catholic Cem, Big Oak, 11 Apr 1927.
    Mrs. Rosa M. Coyle, [210 Auburn St., Modesto CA] Yuba City pd. $35 June 9
    Casket, $150
    Oasr for Gurn $12
    Embalming $25
    Clothing $27.50
    Notices $2.50
    Candle $1.00
    Clergy no charge; opening, no charge.
  8. [S23] Sonora Banner, 15 Apr 1927.
  9. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, compiled by Nell Holloway of TCGS in response to three inquiries 1983-1994.
  10. [S14] Hank Johnston and Marth Lee, Yosemite Cemetery, Grave #24, pp. 20-21.
  11. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com.
  12. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, Hazel Belle Reid d. 14 Dec 1956 Sonoma Co. CA age 56 years. SSN: 571-07-1919.

Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer1

F, b. 27 May 1877, d. 12 September 1952
FatherRobert Benton Simmons2 b. c 1815, d. 6 Jun 1892
MotherMargaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons2,3 b. 22 Jan 1839, d. 24 Jan 1929
Bur-RevO
Last Edited2 Oct 2014
     Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer was born on 27 May 1877 at Deer Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.4,5 She was the daughter of Robert Benton Simmons and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons.2,3 Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer died on 8 July 1896 at Sonora City Cemetery, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370, at age 19; WRONG!! This person is NOT the daughter of Margaret Lennan Coyle Simmons. That daughter was still living in April 1927.6 She married Claude Schafer, son of Daniel R Shafer and Susan (Fresh) Shafer, on 26 July 1899.1,7 Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer died on 12 September 1952 at Merced Co., California, at age 75.8,9,10

Family

Claude Schafer b. Apr 1875, d. 20 Mar 1948
Children

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000, annotated wedding photograph.
  2. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  3. [S850] Union Democrat, Jan. 26, 1929, page 1, The Union Democrat; Sonora, Tuolumne County; Jan. 26, 1929, p. 1: **Pioneer Woman Passes Away --
    ... She was married twice, her first husband's name being COYLE, and her second SIMMONS. She had children by both marriages, and although left a widow many years ago, she raised to maturity 4 children, 2 sons & 2 daughters: Thos. F. COYLE, of Fresno, Robert T. SIMMONS, the honored chairman of the board of supervisors, from Groveland , Mrs. Elizabeth SHAFER of San Francisco, and Mrs. Katherine A. JAMES of Modesto....
  4. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, draft FGS prepared by Nell Holloway of TCGS in response to family queries.
  5. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, provides birth date of 27 May 1877.
  6. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, draft FGS prepared by Nell Holloway of TCGS in response to family queries.
  7. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, provides marriage date.
  8. [S23] Sonora Banner, 15 Apr 1927, survivors include as sister, Mrs. Claud Shafer of San Francisco.
  9. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, provides Mariposa Co. death place.
  10. [S223] Union Democrat, 16 Sep 1952, pg 1, ... word was also received that his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaffer of Cathay Valley, Mariposa Co., died at a hospital in Merced at practically the same hour....
  11. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.

Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild1

F, b. 19 July 1905, d. 15 March 2000
FatherEdward Lane1
MotherMargaret (Simmons) Lane1 b. 7 Jan 1876, d. 23 May 1906
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Last Edited26 Jul 2015
     Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild was born on 19 July 1905 at Tuolumne Co., California; age 24 in 1930 census.2 She was the daughter of Edward Lane and Margaret (Simmons) Lane.1 Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild married Marvin H Scott, son of George S Scott and Mrs. Alice L Scott, circa 1924.3 Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild married Mr. (?) Guild between 1935 and 1955.1 Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild married Clark Guild in 1956.1 Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild was buried in March 2000 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.3 She died on 15 March 2000 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California, at age 94.3

Family

Marvin H Scott b. 1902, d. 2 Jun 1935

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  2. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: LUCILLE LENA LANE, daughter of Edward Lane and Margaret Simmons born 19 Jul 1905 and Baptized 24 Sep 1905 at Big Oak Flat. Pg 19 B of Baptismal Register., Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.
  3. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com.

Marvin H Scott1

M, b. 1902, d. 2 June 1935
FatherGeorge S Scott2 b. Jan 1863, d. Feb 1925
MotherMrs. Alice L Scott2 b. Feb 1863
Last Edited14 Oct 2013
     Marvin H Scott was born in 1902 at California.1 He was the son of George S Scott and Mrs. Alice L Scott.2 Marvin H Scott married Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild, daughter of Edward Lane and Margaret (Simmons) Lane, circa 1924.3 Marvin H Scott died on 2 June 1935 at Stanislaus Co., California.4,5,6 He was buried in June 1935 at Modesto Pioneer Cemetery, Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California. The plot, Bock 34, Lot 5, grave 4, was owned by his wife, Lennan (Lane) Scott.6,7

Family

Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild b. 19 Jul 1905, d. 15 Mar 2000

Citations

  1. [S1612] 1930 US Census, unknown repository address, population schedule, Modesto City, ED 50-16, SD 9, Sheet 6-A (page 155 stamped), Dwelling 50, Household 55, 712 Second Street: MARVIN H SCOTT, Head, Rents $30 not a farm, Male White age 28 years, first married at 22, not in school, can read and write, born California, father born United States, mother born West Virginia, employed as body repairer in auto repair shop, not a veteran; LENNAN L SCOTT wife, F W age 24 years, first married at 19, not in school, can read and write, born California, father born United States, mother born California, not employed; JAMES M SCOTT, son, M W age 4 -1/12 years, born California, both parents born California; KATHERINE A JAMES, mother-in-law, F W age 63 years, widowed, not in school, can read and write, boron California, father born United States, mother born Northern Ireland, speaks English, not employed.
  2. [S1614] 1920 US Census, Stanislaus Co., California, population schedule, Modesto City, , ED 170, SD 6, Sheet 16-B (follows page 169 stamped), Dwelling 364, Household 386, 15 Jan 1920, 1645 Needham Street - GEORGE S SCOTT, Head, O F Male White age 56 years married, can read and write, born Missouri, faqther born Indiana, mother born Missouri, speaks English, Collector for a Garage Company, worker; ALICE L SCOTT, wife, F W age 56 years, married, can read and write, born West Virginia, both parents born West Virginia, speaks English, not employed; ALVA J SCOTT, son, M W age 18 years, in school, can read and write, born California, father born Missour, mother born West Virginia, not employed; MARVIN H SCOTT, son, M W age 17 years, can read and write, born California, father born Missouri, mother born West Virginia, speaks, English, not employed.
  3. [S1] California Birth Index, 1905-1910, online www.rootsweb.com.
  4. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  5. [S569] Unknown author, California Death Index @ vitalsearch.com, MARVIN H SCOTT, spouse initial L, adult male age 33 years, died Stanislaus Co. 1935, State File No. 37516.
  6. [S1613] Usgwtombstones.org/california/california.html, Dec 2012.
  7. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Marvin H Scott, born 1902, died 1935. . Burial Pioneer Cemetery, Modesto, Stanislaus Co. CA Block 34, Lot 5, Grave 4. Plot owned by Mrs. Lenna (sic) Scott. Find A Grave Memorial# 57318365 creted 18 Aug 2010 by Ed Smith.

Mr. (?) Guild1,2

M, d. 1955
Last Edited2 Sep 2013
     Mr. (?) Guild married Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild, daughter of Edward Lane and Margaret (Simmons) Lane, between 1935 and 1955.2 Mr. (?) Guild died in 1955. The family reports he died by suicide; Not recorded in California Deaths Registration or in SSDI.2

Family

Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild b. 19 Jul 1905, d. 15 Mar 2000

Citations

  1. Representative for Tucker automobiles.
  2. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.

Clark Guild1

M, b. 13 March 1887, d. November 1971
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     Clark Guild was born on 13 March 1887.2 He married Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild, daughter of Edward Lane and Margaret (Simmons) Lane, in 1956.1 Clark Guild died in November 1971 at Carson City, Nevada, at age 84.2

Family

Lennan (Lane) Scott Allen Guild b. 19 Jul 1905, d. 15 Mar 2000

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  2. [S8] SSDI.

Julia Mann1

F, b. 27 May 1929, d. 29 December 2007
Last Edited16 Dec 2012
     Julia Mann was born on 27 May 1929 at Antioch, Contra Costa Co., California.2 She died on 29 December 2007 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California, at age 78.3

Citations

  1. [S809] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  2. [S871] Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 2008, n/a.
  3. [S871] Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 2008, n/a, SCOTT, Julia Elizabeth
    Julia Scott was born on May 27, 1929, in Antioch, Calif., the daughter of Gladys And Merritt Mann of Colfax, Calif. Julia attended Colfax Elementary School and was a graduate of Placer Union High School, class of 1947. She attended Placer Junior College, graduating in 1949. Julia was a longtime San Juan Unified School District employee. She worked as an Executive Secretary in the middle school division at the district office. She was a valued and vital member of the staff. During her retirement years, she helped to form the Classified Retired Office Workers (CROWS) which continues to serve as a way for retired San Juan employees to stay connected with each other. Julia loved to be with her family. She was an amazing writer who shared her talents as archivist for the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and she also wrote plays for local theatrical productions. She loved to write poetry and spend time tracing her family's history. She loved the ocean and the beauty of the Umpqua River in Reedsport, Ore., watching the sunsets with her beloved husband. She treasured the love of her family and many wonderful friends. The world has lost a wonderful person with her passing, and she will be sorely missed. A longtime resident of Sacramento, Julia was 78 years old at the time of her death (December 29, 2007). She is survived by husband of 57 years, James Scott, daughters Jo Conger and Jennie Scott, Grandchildren Lee and Ben Conger, and her brother Theodore Mann. Family and friends honored Julia's memory at a private memorial service held on January 1, 2008.
    Published in the Sacramento Bee from 1/5/2008 - 1/6/2008.

Claude Schafer1

M, b. April 1875, d. 20 March 1948
FatherDaniel R Shafer b. Mar 1850
MotherSusan (Fresh) Shafer b. Dec 1856
Last Edited2 Oct 2014
     Claude Schafer was born in April 1875 at Missouri. He was the son of Daniel R Shafer and Susan (Fresh) Shafer. Claude Schafer married Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer, daughter of Robert Benton Simmons and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons, on 26 July 1899.1,2 Claude Schafer died on 20 March 1948 at Madera Co., California, at age 72.3

Family

Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer b. 27 May 1877, d. 12 Sep 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000, annotated wedding photograph.
  2. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, provides marriage date.
  3. [S965] California Death Index, 1940-1997, online Ancestry.com, CLAUDE S SHAFER, male born 26 Apr 1875 in Missouri, died 20 Mar 1948 in Madera Co. Mother's maiden name FROSCH (sic), father's surname Shafer.
  4. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  5. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.

Blanche Marguerite Schafer1

F, b. 9 December 1901, d. 18 November 1949
FatherClaude Schafer1 b. Apr 1875, d. 20 Mar 1948
MotherElizabeth (Simmons) Schafer1 b. 27 May 1877, d. 12 Sep 1952
Last Edited14 Oct 2013
     Blanche Marguerite Schafer married Mr. (?) Williams.2 Blanche Marguerite Schafer was born on 9 December 1901 at Denair, Stanislaus Co., California.3 She was the daughter of Claude Schafer and Elizabeth (Simmons) Schafer.1 Blanche Marguerite Schafer died on 18 November 1949 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, at age 47.2

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter, James Scott to Jack Jenkins, November 2000.
  2. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001.
  3. [S24] Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, "Margaret Lennan Tree," e-mail to Bonnie P. Stevens, 02 Mar 2001, Gives birthdate and birthplace.

Charles Coyle1,2,3

M, b. circa 1805, d. between 1870 and 1880
Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     Charles Coyle was born circa 1805 at Ireland.3 He married Ann Maiden Surname Unknown before 1833 at Ireland; presumed marriage, before 1833. There is a Charles Coyle whose marriage is recorded at Co. Meath in 1830. Record may be viewed for a fee of 4 Euros at http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com.3 Charles Coyle died between 1870 and 1880 at Richmond Co., New York; In Middletown, Richmond Co. NY 1860 and 1870. UTL 1880. Presumed deceased. Presumed died in Richmond Co. NY.

Family 1

Ann Maiden Surname Unknown
Children

Family 2

Child

Citations

  1. Probably Ireland.
  2. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS, Obituary of Hugh Coyle (23 Oct 1886) states he was a native of Ireland.
  3. [S837] 1860 US Census, Richmond Co., New York, population schedule, Middleton, , pg 198, line 3, Dwg 1449, Household 1570, Chas Coile, head, W M age 55, Laborer, $2000, $500, born Ireland; Ann Coile, W F age 60, no occupation, cannot read or write, born Ireland; Mathew Coile, W M age 23, born Ireland, married within census year, Laborer, cannot read or write; Margt Coile, W F age 21, married within census year, laborer, born Ireland, cannot read or write; Walter Coile, W M age 18, teamster, $75, born Ireland; Patk Coile, W M age 26, no occupation stated, born Ireland.

Hugh Coyle1

M, b. circa 1833, d. 16 October 1886
FatherCharles Coyle1 b. c 1805, d. bt 1870 - 1880
MotherAnn Maiden Surname Unknown2
Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     Hugh Coyle was born circa 1833 at Ireland.1 He was the son of Charles Coyle and Ann Maiden Surname Unknown.1,2 This marriage is not recorded in Tuolumne County.3 Hugh Coyle married an unknown person before August 1861.3 He died on 16 October 1886 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370.4 He was buried in October 1886 at Catholic Cemetery, Sonoraa, Tuolumne Co., California. His grave almost in the center of the cemetery. The tombstone reads: A.0.U.W [Ancient Order of United Workmen] Hugh Coyle, d Oct 16 1886, age 53 years. [/s/ DMEgleston, Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society.]5

Family

Aloysia Deney
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS, Obituary of Hugh Coyle (23 Oct 1886) states he was a native of Ireland.
  2. [S837] 1860 US Census, Richmond Co., New York, population schedule, Middleton, , pg 198, line 3, Dwg 1449, Household 1570, Chas Coile, head, W M age 55, Laborer, $2000, $500, born Ireland; Ann Coile, W F age 60, no occupation, cannot read or write, born Ireland; Mathew Coile, W M age 23, born Ireland, married within census year, Laborer, cannot read or write; Margt Coile, W F age 21, married within census year, laborer, born Ireland, cannot read or write; Walter Coile, W M age 18, teamster, $75, born Ireland; Patk Coile, W M age 26, no occupation stated, born Ireland.
  3. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Record - Charles Coyle, son of Hough Coyle and Aloysia Deney, bormn 23 Aug 1863 at Moccasin Creek and baptised 15 Sep 1863. Godparents Matthew Coyle and Margaret Coyle.
  4. [S844] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS, Tuolumne Independent, 23 October 1886: Died - Coyle - In Sonora, October 16, [18860] Hugh Coyle, a native of Ireland, aged 53 years. Fromerly of Columbia - Member of AOUW - Sonora #197 and Washington Hook and Ladder Co. #1.
  5. [S1371] Various subjects, Cemetery Inventories, n.d. Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.
  6. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS.
  7. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Records -Louise Theresa Coyle, daughter of Hugh Coyle and Elizabeth (sic) Deney; born 20 Mar 1865 and baptized 11 Jun 1865 at Moccasin Creek.
  8. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS, 1870 Census.

Mary A. Coyle1

F, b. 1 August 1861
FatherHugh Coyle1 b. c 1833, d. 16 Oct 1886
MotherAloysia Deney2
Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     Mary A. Coyle was born on 1 August 1861 at Tuolumne Co., California.1,3 She was the daughter of Hugh Coyle and Aloysia Deney.1,2 Mary A. Coyle was baptized on 30 August 1861 at Tuolumne Co., California.3 She married Daniel Crough on 5 August 1883 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370.4

Citations

  1. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS.
  2. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, baptismal records.
  3. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Records - Mary Ann Coyle, daughter of Hugone - ? (sic) Coyle and Ellisabeth Denie.
  4. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Brides entry #321 - Vol 3, Pg. 379.

Charles Coyle1

M
FatherHugh Coyle1 b. c 1833, d. 16 Oct 1886
MotherAloysia Deney2
Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     Charles Coyle was the son of Hugh Coyle and Aloysia Deney.1,2 Charles Coyle was born on 23 August 1863 at Tuolumne Co., California.3 He was baptized on 15 September 1863 at Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne Co., California; Godparents: Mathew Coyle, Margaret Coyle.2 He married Lizzie Jenness on 19 April 1887 at Columbia, Tuolumne Co., California.4

Citations

  1. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS.
  2. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Record - Charles Coyle, son of Hough Coyle and Aloysia Deney, bormn 23 Aug 1863 at Moccasin Creek and baptised 15 Sep 1863. Godparents Matthew Coyle and Margaret Coyle.
  3. [S21] Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Inventory, Baptismal Records -Charles Coyle, son of Hugh Coyle and Aloysia Deney (sic), born 23 Aug 1863 and baptized 15 Sep 1863 at Moccasin Creek. Godparents Mathew Coyle, Margaret Coyle.
  4. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Grooms entry #315 - Vol 4, Pg. 113.

Nellie (Coyle) Smith

F, b. circa 1870
FatherHugh Coyle1 b. c 1833, d. 16 Oct 1886
MotherAloysia Deney
Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     Nellie (Coyle) Smith was born circa 1870 at Columbia, Tuolumne Co., California; Note that the 1870 US Census shows Nelle as a 2-year-old child, suggesting she was born c 1868.2,3 She was the daughter of Hugh Coyle and Aloysia Deney.1 Nellie (Coyle) Smith married Will L. Smith in 1898; see 1900 Census. This marriage is not included in the index of tuolumne county marriages through 1900.

Citations

  1. [S10] Hugh Coyle, Misc. Records, unpublished TCHS, 1870 Census.
  2. [S42] 1 June 1880 U.S. Census, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, 95370, transcribed by Tuo. Co. Gen. Soc., ... Nellie Coyle daughter of Hugh (46) and Lizzie (47), Age 10. At School. Born California. Both parents born Ireland.
  3. [S648] Census, CA, 1870, Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society transcription.

Rosa May Elwell1

F, b. 24 April 1869, d. 21 October 1935
FatherCharles Henry Elwell2 b. 27 Dec 1818, d. 1896
MotherRose Ann Cory2 b. Nov 1829
Bur-RevO
Last Edited14 Oct 2013
     Rosa May Elwell was born on 24 April 1869 at Colfax Springs, Tuolumne Co., California.2,3 She was the daughter of Charles Henry Elwell and Rose Ann Cory.2 Rosa May Elwell married Walter Joseph Coyle, son of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons, on 24 November 1887 at Colfax, Tuolumne Co., California, The marriage was witnessed by Eugene M. Elwell of Colfax and A. Lamb of Oakland CA. It was probably held at the hotel at
Colfax Springs operated by the Elwell family.4,5 Rosa May Elwell died on 21 October 1935 at Cathay, Mariposa Co., California, at age 66.3

Family

Walter Joseph Coyle b. 15 Aug 1863, d. 7 Apr 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Grooms entry #316.
  2. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, compiled by Nell Holloway of TCGS in response to three inquiries 1983-1994.
  3. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  4. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Grooms entry #316 - Vol 4, Pg. 136.
  5. [S15] Unknown subject, n.d. unknown repository, compiled by Nell Holloway of TCGS in response to three inquiries 1983-1994. Cites marriage place as Colfax. This is EITHER the area on Hwy 120 near Rainbow Pool once known as Colfax Springs, or the area on Hwy 108 near Pinecrest also known as Colfax.
  6. [S14] Hank Johnston and Marth Lee, Yosemite Cemetery, Grave #24, pp. 20-21.
  7. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com.
  8. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, Hazel Belle Reid d. 14 Dec 1956 Sonoma Co. CA age 56 years. SSN: 571-07-1919.

Lizzie Jenness1

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Last Edited3 Sep 2013
     Lizzie Jenness married Charles Coyle, son of Hugh Coyle and Aloysia Deney, on 19 April 1887 at Columbia, Tuolumne Co., California.1

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Grooms entry #315 - Vol 4, Pg. 113.

John James Sheehan1

M, b. 16 October 1854, d. 21 August 1895
FatherTimothy Sheehan2,3 b. Mar 1826, d. 6 Dec 1903
MotherMrs. Hannah Sheehan3 b. 1814, d. 26 Apr 1899
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Last Edited22 Sep 2015
     John James Sheehan was born on 16 October 1854 at Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California.4,5,6 He was the son of Timothy Sheehan and Mrs. Hannah Sheehan.2,3 John James Sheehan married Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder, daughter of Mathew Coyle and Margaret (Lenan) Coyle Simmons, on 27 November 1881 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.1,7 John James Sheehan died on 21 August 1895 at Tuolumne Co., California, at age 40; SHEEHAN, John J. August 31, 1895 Mariposa Gazette

We regret to learn of the death of John J. SHEEHAN of Groveland. Mr. SHEEHAN was a former resident of this county and always retained an interest in his old home.4,8,6,9 He was buried on 23 August 1895 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.4,6 His estate was probated on 18 November 1895 at Superior Court, Tuolumne Co., California.10

Family

Mary Ann (Coyle) Sheehan Schroeder b. 13 Oct 1861, d. 15 Apr 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Brides entry #322 - Vol 3, Pg. 326.
  2. [S836] Allen J. ED.D Repashy, History Makers South of the River, Page 52.
  3. [S2168] 29 Sept 1870 unknown record type, unknown repository address, Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 4, Mariposa, California; Roll: M593_74; Page: 144; Image: 286.
  4. [S810] Unknown author, Golden Roots - Big Oak Flat, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery Survey by Allen J. Repashy, Ed. D. pp. 13-18.
  5. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Cites birthplace and birth year.
  6. [S480] Dr. Allen Repashy, Historical Survey OLMC Cemetery, pg. 52.
  7. [S874] Union Democrat, Nov 1881, unk, In Big Oak Flat, November 27, 1881. by Rev Thos. Phillips. John J. Sheehan and Mary Anne Coyle.
    The Union Democrat.
  8. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Cites place of death.
  9. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 24 Aug 1895.
  10. [S821] Index, Decrees of Distribution 1860-1919, 1, 1860-1919: John J. Sheehan, deceased; Mary Ann Sheehan, administratrix 18 Nov 1895 Superior Court, Vol 1/Probate/p. 424. Children Lizzie (13); Josie (10); Timothy (8); Wiliam (6); Frank (4).
  11. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995.
  12. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 3, Tuolumne, California; Roll: 116; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240116.
  13. [S18] Letter, Carol-Anne Tucker Watt to Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, 1995, Genealogy provided by Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt 2001.
  14. [S853] William Joseph Sheehan entry, Delayed Birth Certificate No. 068405, Tuolumne Co. Births, Volume 4, p. 066, Delayed Certificate of Birth No. 068405: William Joseph Sheehan born 18 May 1888 Groveland, son of John James Sheehan (born California) and Mary Ann Coyle (born NY) (unk).