Florence C. Kunz1,2,3

(1902 - 7 May 1975)
Father*John B. Kunz3,4 b. circa 1873
Mother*Florence McKenzie3,4 b. circa 1876
Birth*1902; Pennsylvania2,4
Marriage*Principal=John F. Kaiser1,3,2,5
Death*7 May 1975; Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania2,3
Burial*10 May 1975; Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania; section 34, services at St Joseph's Church2,3,6

Family

John F. Kaiser b. 7 Feb 1896, d. 11 Apr 1964
FindaGrave*90346006
FindaGrave MemorialVisit FindaGrave (write downl # above first)
ChartsMcMANUS, Patrick (Descendants)

Citations

  1. John F. Kaiser Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 12 Apr 1964.
  2. The Erie Society for Genealogical Research, compiler, Burials in Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Pennsylvania (PO Box 1403, Erie PA 16512: The Erie Society for Genealogical Research, 2004).
  3. Florence C. Kaiser Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 9 May 1975.
  4. John Kunz household, 1920 U.S. Census, 3149 Chapin St, Erie, Erie Co. Pennsylvania, ED 129, sheet 13B, lines 94-99, dwelling 33, family 40, 5 Feb 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.
  5. John F Kaiser, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death Erie Co., 035733-64 (14 Apr 1964), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  6. Dottie Kunselman, "Calvary Cemetery Find-A-Grave Memorial (Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania)," dated Mar 2012, Find A Grave Memorial (viewed Mar 2012) online www.findagrave.com , memorial 9034600, viewed Mar 2012.

George Kunz1

(circa 1897 - )
Father*John B. Kunz1 b. circa 1873
Birth*circa 1897; Pennsylvania1

Citations

  1. John Kunz household, 1920 U.S. Census, 3149 Chapin St, Erie, Erie Co. Pennsylvania, ED 129, sheet 13B, lines 94-99, dwelling 33, family 40, 5 Feb 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.

John B. Kunz1

(circa 1873 - )
Marriage*Principal=Florence McKenzie2
Birth*circa 1873; Germany2

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Florence McKenzie b. circa 1876
Children

Immigration

Immigration*18812
Naturalization*18832

Citations

  1. Florence C. Kaiser Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 9 May 1975.
  2. John Kunz household, 1920 U.S. Census, 3149 Chapin St, Erie, Erie Co. Pennsylvania, ED 129, sheet 13B, lines 94-99, dwelling 33, family 40, 5 Feb 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.

Roman W. Kunz1

(circa 1902 - before May 1975)
Father*John B. Kunz1 b. circa 1873
Mother*Florence McKenzie1 b. circa 1876
Birth*circa 1902; Pennsylvania2
Death*before May 19751

Citations

  1. Florence C. Kaiser Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 9 May 1975.
  2. John Kunz household, 1920 U.S. Census, 3149 Chapin St, Erie, Erie Co. Pennsylvania, ED 129, sheet 13B, lines 94-99, dwelling 33, family 40, 5 Feb 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.

William A. Kunz1

(circa 1910 - before May 1975)
Father*John B. Kunz1,2 b. circa 1873
Mother*Florence McKenzie1,2 b. circa 1876
Birth*circa 1910; Pennsylvania2
Death*before May 19751

Citations

  1. Florence C. Kaiser Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 9 May 1975.
  2. John Kunz household, 1920 U.S. Census, 3149 Chapin St, Erie, Erie Co. Pennsylvania, ED 129, sheet 13B, lines 94-99, dwelling 33, family 40, 5 Feb 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.

Rose La Belle1

Marriage*Principal=Oscar Shields1

Family

Oscar Shields
Child

Citations

  1. "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952," digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), Stanley Shields & Clara Sulk, Menominee Co., 12 May 1924, originally sourced from Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

Amelia La Forge1

(circa 1832 - )
Father*Peter La Forge b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*circa 1832; New York1

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Byron La Forge1

(circa 1849 - )
Father*Peter La Forge b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*circa 1849; New York1

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Cecilia La Forge1

(circa 1846 - )
Father*Peter La Forge b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*circa 1846; New York1

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Effie La Forge1

(26 Jun 1874 - 12 Aug 1907)
Name VariationEffie LaVega2
Father*Peter La Forge Jr1 b. 21 Mar 1843, d. 9 Jan 1904
Mother*Maria Jane Bodine1 b. circa 1843, d. 27 Sep 1874
Birth*26 Jun 1874; Carson City, Ormsby Co., Nevada1,2,3
Marriage*30 Mar 1892; Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada; married at the residence of her uncle, Judge Linn; Principal=Pablo LaVeaga4,2,5,3
Marriage23 Mar 1893; Washoe Co., Nevada; Principal=Pablo LaVeaga6
Death*12 Aug 1907; Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada2,7
Burial*14 Aug 1907; Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada2,7

Family

Pablo LaVeaga b. circa Sep 1867, d. 7 Dec 1936
Children

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Peter LaForge Affidavit, 4 Jun 1898, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  2. Died, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 13 Aug 1907.
  3. Paul Laveaga household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada, ED 44, sheet 4B, lines 73-77, dwelling 85, household 85, Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  4. Passing Old-Timer, Peter LaForge Dead, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 11 Jan 1904.
  5. Personals - Thursday, Reno Evening Gazette and Stockman, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 30 Mar 1892.
  6. Western States Marriage Record Index, Special Collections & Family History, Brigham Young University - Idaho, online http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/, Pablo LaVega and Effie La Forge, 23 Mar 1893, Washoe Nevada (vol B, page 59).. Hereinafter cited as Western States Marriage Record Index (BYU-I).
  7. Census of the stones in Wadsworth Cemetery, Washoe Co., Nevada by Jack Cromer (Nevada Stake Family History Center), 15 Sep 1963, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL US/CAN 1598451).

George Clinton La Forge1,2,3

(6 Dec 1866 - 2 Mar 1952)
Father*Peter La Forge Jr4 b. 21 Mar 1843, d. 9 Jan 1904
Mother*Maria Jane Bodine1 b. circa 1843, d. 27 Sep 1874
Birth3 Dec 18665
Birth*6 Dec 1866; Illinois3
Birth8 Dec 1866; Illinois2,1
Marriage*circa 1892; Principal=Mary E. Branch6,7
Death*2 Mar 1952; Sacramento Co., California3,5
Burial*Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada5

Family

Mary E. Branch b. 8 May 1873, d. 19 Jun 1960
Children

Life's Events

(lodger) Census188021 Jun 1880; Northfield, Cook Co., Illinois; Jacob was a farmer.; Head of Family=Jacob Bodine, wife=Harriet Emily Bodine2

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Peter LaForge Affidavit, 4 Jun 1898, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  2. Jacob Bodine household, 1880 U.S. Census, Northfield, Cook Co., Illinois, ED 227, sheet 27, lines 23-27, dwelling 244, household 252, 21 Jun 1880, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 May 2007.
  3. Ancestry.com, "California Death Index 1940-1997," online www.ancestry.com , Goerge Clinton LaForge, Sacramento County, 2 Mar 1952 , transcribed from State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, 1997, Sacramento, California,.
  4. Passing Old-Timer, Peter LaForge Dead, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 11 Jan 1904.
  5. Census of the stones in Wadsworth Cemetery, Washoe Co., Nevada by Jack Cromer (Nevada Stake Family History Center), 15 Sep 1963, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL US/CAN 1598451).
  6. George C LaForge household, 1910 U.S. Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California, ED 115, sheet 4B, lines 60-64, dwelling 85, household 88, 18 Apr 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Jun 2007.
  7. George C LaForge household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada, ED 44, sheet 3B, lines 99-100 & sheet 4A lines 1-4, dwelling 85, household 88, 4 Aug 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  8. Born, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 22 Aug 1892.

Gertrude La Forge

(circa 1838 - )
Father*Peter La Forge1 b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*circa 1838; New York2,3
Burial*Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada4

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, Peter LaForge (1850 Castleton NY) is assumed to be the father of Peter, Gertrude and Sarah C. LaForge. Names and birthdates & places are match to 1850 census info., viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  2. Jacob J. Linn household, 1880 U.S. Census, Carson City, Ormsby Co., Nevada, ED 38, page 37, lines 13-21, no dwelling or family numbers listed, 16 Jun 1880, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  3. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  4. Census of the stones in Wadsworth Cemetery, Washoe Co., Nevada by Jack Cromer (Nevada Stake Family History Center), 15 Sep 1963, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL US/CAN 1598451).

Harold Byron La Forge1,2

(10 Jan 1899 - 10 Mar 1988)
Father*George Clinton La Forge1,3 b. 6 Dec 1866, d. 2 Mar 1952
Mother*Mary E. Branch1,3 b. 8 May 1873, d. 19 Jun 1960
Birth*10 Jan 1899; Nevada2,1,3
Death*10 Mar 1988; Butte Co., California2

Citations

  1. George C LaForge household, 1910 U.S. Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California, ED 115, sheet 4B, lines 60-64, dwelling 85, household 88, 18 Apr 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Jun 2007.
  2. Ancestry.com, "California Death Index 1940-1997," online www.ancestry.com , Harold Byron LaForge, Butte County, 10 Mar 1988 , transcribed from State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, 1997, Sacramento, California,.
  3. George C LaForge household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada, ED 44, sheet 3B, lines 99-100 & sheet 4A lines 1-4, dwelling 85, household 88, 4 Aug 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Henry La Forge1

(1830 - )
Father*Peter La Forge b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*1830; New York1

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Joseph La Forge1

(circa 1835 - )
Father*Peter La Forge b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*circa 1835; New York1

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Lois G. La Forge1

(15 Aug 1892 - )
Father*George Clinton La Forge2,1 b. 6 Dec 1866, d. 2 Mar 1952
Mother*Mary E. Branch1 b. 8 May 1873, d. 19 Jun 1960
Birth*15 Aug 1892; Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada2

Citations

  1. George C LaForge household, 1910 U.S. Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California, ED 115, sheet 4B, lines 60-64, dwelling 85, household 88, 18 Apr 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Jun 2007.
  2. Born, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 22 Aug 1892.

Mary E. La Forge1

(circa 1847 - )
Father*Peter La Forge b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*circa 1847; New York1

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Mildred H. La Forge1

(circa Mar 1895 - )
Father*George Clinton La Forge1,2 b. 6 Dec 1866, d. 2 Mar 1952
Mother*Mary E. Branch1,2 b. 8 May 1873, d. 19 Jun 1960
Birth*circa Mar 1895; Nevada1,2

Citations

  1. George C LaForge household, 1910 U.S. Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California, ED 115, sheet 4B, lines 60-64, dwelling 85, household 88, 18 Apr 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Jun 2007.
  2. George C LaForge household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada, ED 44, sheet 3B, lines 99-100 & sheet 4A lines 1-4, dwelling 85, household 88, 4 Aug 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Peter La Forge1

(circa 1803 - )
Birth*circa 1803; New York1
Marriage*Principal=Elsb (?)1

Family

Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Children

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  2. The Smash-Up, Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 17 Jan 1895, Vicent LaForge is a nephew of Mrs. J.J. Linn.
  3. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, Peter LaForge (1850 Castleton NY) is assumed to be the father of Peter, Gertrude and Sarah C. LaForge. Names and birthdates & places are match to 1850 census info., viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.

Peter La Forge Jr1,2

(21 Mar 1843 - 9 Jan 1904)
Biography*Civil War Veteran, Company A, 13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Contracted Asthma near Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Married in Illinois, moved to Missouri and later Nevada & Colorado
Machinist, Virginia & Truckee Railroad
Ran Pacific Wood & Lumber's Paning Mill
Forman, Rocky Run Ice Company
Homesteaded 160 acres, Mount Diablo, El Dorado Co., California4,5
Father*Peter La Forge3 b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*21 Mar 1843; Port Richmond, Richmond Co., New York4,6
Marriage*8 Feb 1866; St Pauls Church, Lee Center, Lee Co., Illinois; Principal=Maria Jane Bodine1,7,8
Death*9 Jan 1904; Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada4
Burial*11 Jan 1904; Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada4,2

Family

Maria Jane Bodine b. circa 1843, d. 27 Sep 1874
Children

Military Service

Milit-Beg*8 Dec 1861; Enlisted in Company A, 13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry9
Milit-End*18 Jun 1864; Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois9

Citations

  1. Illinois Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Marriage Records of Lee County, Illinois, 1864-1873 (Library of Congress Copy) (Washington DC: DAR, 1952), Peter La Forge & Maria Jane Bodine, 8 Feb 1866 (#3882), page 32.
  2. Census of the stones in Wadsworth Cemetery, Washoe Co., Nevada by Jack Cromer (Nevada Stake Family History Center), 15 Sep 1963, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL US/CAN 1598451).
  3. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, Peter LaForge (1850 Castleton NY) is assumed to be the father of Peter, Gertrude and Sarah C. LaForge. Names and birthdates & places are match to 1850 census info., viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  4. Passing Old-Timer, Peter LaForge Dead, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 11 Jan 1904.
  5. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  6. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  7. Lee County Marriage License (8 Feb1866), certificate #3882, Lee County Illinois Courthouse, Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois.
  8. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Peter LaForge Affidavit, 4 Jun 1898, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  9. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Original Invalid Claim, Sep 1888, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).

Robert La Forge1

(20 Sep 1868 - )
Name VariationBert La Forge2
Father*Peter La Forge Jr1,2 b. 21 Mar 1843, d. 9 Jan 1904
Mother*Maria Jane Bodine1 b. circa 1843, d. 27 Sep 1874
Birth*20 Sep 1868; Illinois1,3
Burial*Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada4

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Peter LaForge Affidavit, 4 Jun 1898, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  2. Passing Old-Timer, Peter LaForge Dead, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 11 Jan 1904.
  3. Hattie Epperson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada, ED 44, sheet 1A, line 10, dwelling 2, household 2, 1 Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  4. Census of the stones in Wadsworth Cemetery, Washoe Co., Nevada by Jack Cromer (Nevada Stake Family History Center), 15 Sep 1963, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL US/CAN 1598451).

Sarah Catherine La Forge1,2

(6 Apr 1836 - 7 Sep 1933)
Name VariationCatherine La Forge5
Name VariationSarah Katherine La Forge6
Father*Peter La Forge3,4 b. circa 1803
Mother*Elsb (?) b. circa 1810
Birth*6 Apr 1836; Castleton, Richmond Co., New York2,7,6
Marriage*30 May 1857; Lee Center, Lee Co., Illinois; Principal=Judge Jacob Jewell Linn6,8,2
Death*7 Sep 1933; Berkeley, Alameda Co., California6,1

Family

Judge Jacob Jewell Linn b. 27 Jun 1830, d. 6 Dec 1905
Children

Citations

  1. VitalSearch, "California Death Index 1940-1997," online http://www.vitalsearch.com/ , Sarah C. Linn, 7 Sep 1933 , scanned from State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento, California,.
  2. Jacob J. Linn household, 1880 U.S. Census, Carson City, Ormsby Co., Nevada, ED 38, page 37, lines 13-21, no dwelling or family numbers listed, 16 Jun 1880, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  3. The Smash-Up, Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 17 Jan 1895, Vicent LaForge is a nephew of Mrs. J.J. Linn.
  4. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, Peter LaForge (1850 Castleton NY) is assumed to be the father of Peter, Gertrude and Sarah C. LaForge. Names and birthdates & places are match to 1850 census info., viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  5. Jacob Linn household, 1860 U.S. Census, Eureka, Chapparil Tp, Sierra Co., California, page 179 (1041 stamped), lines 24-25, dwelling 2190, household 2196, 9 Sep 1860, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 May 2007.
  6. Evangeline Linn Halleck, Descendants of George Linn (Hollywood: privately published, 1941), pages 104-5.
  7. Peter LaForge household, 1850 U.S. Census, Castleton, Richmond Co., New York, page 9 (stamped), lines 21-31, dwelling 101, household 101, 17 Jul 1850, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Aug 2007.
  8. Death Takes a Pioneer - J.J. Linn, One of Nevada's Old Timers, Died Last Evening, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 7 Dec 1905.
  9. The Erie Society for Genealogical Research, compiler, Burials in Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Pennsylvania (PO Box 1403, Erie PA 16512: The Erie Society for Genealogical Research, 2004), pages 104-5.
  10. Paul - Linn Marriage, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 24 Sep 1891.

Vincent La Forge1

(17 Aug 1870 - 16 Jan 1895)
Biography*Railroad Conductor - Died in Line of Duty2
Name VariationVin2
Father*Peter La Forge Jr1 b. 21 Mar 1843, d. 9 Jan 1904
Mother*Maria Jane Bodine1 b. circa 1843, d. 27 Sep 1874
Birth*17 Aug 18701
Marriage*23 Dec 1890; Washoe Co., Nevada; Principal=Irene Estelle Gill3,4
Death*16 Jan 1895; East Switch (Railroad), White Plains, Nevada; 30 miles east of Wadsworth1,2
Burial*Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada; "He died doing his Duty"5,6

Family

Irene Estelle Gill b. circa Dec 1873, d. 18 Dec 1930

Biographical Notes

Bio Note*THE SMASH-UP - An Open Switch Ditches Passenger Train No. 4
Passenger train No. 4, west bound, that should have arrived here at 8:15 last night, was wrecked about 5 o'clock at what is known as east switch, White Plains, thirty odd miles east of Wadsworth. Vin LaForge was killed and Martin Kline, engineer, and fireman Van Why, seriously injured. The passengers escaped injury. Engine 1395 was pulling the train and running at the usual speed. Just as she struck the switch she careened over and running some distance finally turned over on her side. The mail, baggage and express and forward trucks of the dinning car left the track, tearing it up for a considerable distance, the cars being badly smashed. The day car and Pullmans were also considerably jammed. It is supposed that laForge was passing from one car to another and was caught between them. It was impossible to tell last night whether the switch had been opened purposely to wreck the train or by carelessness, but the latter was probably the cause of the wreck. Wrecking trains were dispatched from Wadsworth and Winnemucca to the point, and wort was commenced immediately to clear the track.. t midnight a special had started for Wadsworth with the remains of LaForge and the two injured men were also taken there for treatment. A force of men was put to work building a temporary track around the wreck as it was found impossible to clear it up as soon as expected. It was thought that the train would reach here by 8 o'clock this morning, but it is doubtful as it is said the smashup is a bad one. LaForge is a nephew of Mrs. [Judge] J.J. Linn. A brother, Geo. LaForge, is a conductor on this division. He was telegraphed for at Truckkee and passed through on the passenger last night and Judge Linn accompanied him to Wadsworth.2

Citations

  1. Peter LaForge (13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry A Company), Application No: 671845, Peter LaForge Affidavit, 4 Jun 1898, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  2. The Smash-Up, Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 17 Jan 1895.
  3. Western States Marriage Record Index, Special Collections & Family History, Brigham Young University - Idaho, online http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/, Vincent LaForge and Irene Estelle Gill, 23 Dec 1890, Washoe Co., Nevada (vol B. page 8). Hereinafter cited as Western States Marriage Record Index (BYU-I).
  4. VitalSearch, "California Death Index 1940-1997," online http://www.vitalsearch.com/ , Irene E. LaForge, Los Angeles Co., 18 Dec 1930; spouses first initial listed as "V." , scanned from State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento, California,.
  5. Miss Ellie LaForge, Geo. LaForge and Justic Linn arrived...., Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, 18 Jan 1895.
  6. Census of the stones in Wadsworth Cemetery, Washoe Co., Nevada by Jack Cromer (Nevada Stake Family History Center), 15 Sep 1963, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL US/CAN 1598451).

Sarah LaFever1

Marriage*Principal=Frank Morris

Family

Frank Morris
Children

Citations

  1. Marian E. Toohey Obituary, Erie Times News, Erie, Erie Co, Pennsylvania, 20 Aug 2006.
  2. Chautauqua County Marriage Record, Regiistered #11429, Chautauqua County Courthouse, 1 North Erie Street, Chautauqua Co., New York (FHL US/CAN Film 1004129).

Phyllis LaHaye1

( - 1968)
Marriage*Principal=Anthony Szoszorek1
Death*19681

Family

Anthony Szoszorek b. 1 Jun 1902, d. 5 Aug 1977
Child

Citations

  1. Anthony Szosorek Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co, Pennsylvania, 6 Aug 1977.