Mabel May Oursler1

F, #28081, b. April 1879, d. 6 June 1953
Father*William F Oursler2,3
Mother*Laura B Mansfield3,1
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born in April 1879 at Illinois, USA.4 Alternatively, she was born on 28 January 1880 at Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, according to the 1940 census and her obituary2,5,6 or circa 1883 at Illinois, USA, according to the 1920 & 1930 census.7,8 Mabel married Fred K Malana on 4 January 1899 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.9,1 Mabel May Oursler and Fred K Malana were divorced.1 Mabel married Arthur Maitland on 7 December 1910 at Clinton, Clinton Twp., Clinton County, Iowa, USA, Note that the 1930 census shows she was first married at age 27, which would be in about 1918 but this is even after the date of her second marriage.10,7,8 Alternatively, they married on 7 December 1910 at Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, according to her obituary.2,5
     She died on 6 June 1953 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 74.2,5
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Arthur J Maitland, Kenneth Maitland and Guila Hinds. Predeceased: William Oursler.2,5 Mabel May Oursler was buried on 9 June 1953 at Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.2,5

Census Data

     Mabel Malan and Fred Malan appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 20 June 1900, enumerated with no occupation given. Their daughter Cecelia Guila was listed as living with them. They had been married for 2 years.4

Mabel May Oursler and Arthur Maitland appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, enumerated 9 January 1920, enumerated as a core maker for a ring company. Their son Kenneth A was listed as living with them.7

Mabel M Maitland and Kenneth A (sic) Maitland appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, enumerated 2 April 1930, enumerated as a core maker for a stove factory. Their son Kenneth A was listed as living with them.8
Mabel May Oursler and Arthur Maitland appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, enumerated 29 April 1940, enumerated as a core maker in a foundry.6
     She also went by the name of Birdie.2 Mabel Maitland was listed as next-of-kin/contact on the draft registration of Arthur Jay Maitland.11
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Daily Chronicle published in DeKalb, Illinois, 9 June 1953 .5

     In the obituary of Arthur Jay Maitland who died 12 January 1957, Arthur's wife, but not referenced by name, Mabel May Oursler was listed as predeceased.12

Family 1

Fred K Malana b. Oct 1880
Marriage*Mabel married Fred K Malana on 4 January 1899 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.9,1 
Divorce* Mabel May Oursler and Fred K Malana were divorced.1  
Children

Family 2

Arthur Jay Maitland b. 12 Dec 1885, d. 12 Jan 1957
Marriage*Mabel married Arthur Maitland on 7 December 1910 at Clinton, Clinton Twp., Clinton County, Iowa, USA, Note that the 1930 census shows she was first married at age 27, which would be in about 1918 but this is even after the date of her second marriage.10,7,8 
MarrAlt Alternatively, they married on 7 December 1910 at Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, according to her obituary.2,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8122] Ancestry Message Boards , Ancestry.com, Oursler - Family History; cited as "Ancestry Message Boards., Ancestry Message Board; Surnames; Oursler: Family History by James Henry Maitland.
  2. [S3769] Obituaries ... Mrs. Arthur Maitland, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 12 Jun 1953, Page 8 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Mrs. Arthur Maitland née "Birdie" Oursler. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S7298] Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940; "Original data: Marriage Records. Illinois Marriages. Images may not be included"; cited as "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940., Fred K Malana & Mabel May Oursler.
  4. [S8123] Fred Malan household, June 20, 1900 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Genoa, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 8, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S8121] Mrs. Arthur J. Maitland, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, June 9, 1953, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mrs. Srthur J. Maitland née Birdie Aursler (sic). Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  6. [S8128] Arthur Maitland household, 29 April 1940 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 101-64B; Family: 214, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  7. [S8125] Arthur Maitland household, Jan 9, 1920 US census, Washington, DC, USA, Rockford Ward 1, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 177, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_416; Image: 946.
  8. [S8127] Arthur A Maitland household, April 2, 1930 US census, unknown repository address, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 45, unknown repository.
  9. [S7298] "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940", online Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940: Fred K Malana & Mabel Oursler.
  10. [S5331] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 , Ancestry.com, Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996; "Original data: Iowa, Marriages. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. No images"; cited as "Iowa, Select Marriages Index., Arthur Maitland & Mabel Malana née Oursler.
  11. [S2619] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "Old Man's Draft., Name: Arthur Jay Maitland.
  12. [S3522] Arthur Maitland Dies Sunday at Chicago Hospital, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, May 15, 1957, Page 6, column 6 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Obituary: Arthur Maitland. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.

Cecelia Guila Malana1

F, #28082, b. May 1898, d. 25 January 1975
Father*Fred K Malana3 b. Oct 1880
Mother*Mabel May Oursler2 b. Apr 1879, d. 6 Jun 1953
Step-fatherArthur Jay Maitland2 b. 12 Dec 1885, d. 12 Jan 1957
Last Edited15 Jun 2018
     She was born in May 1898 at Illinois, USA, according to the 1900 census when she was 2.3 Alternatively, she was born on 5 June 1899 at Illinois, USA, according to the California Death Index.4,1 Cecelia married George G Hinds on 3 February 1921 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA, according to Colorado Marriage Record 18503.2,1 Cecelia Guila Malana and George Gerald Hinds were divorced before 1940. according to the 19940 census.5
     She died on 25 January 1975 at Los Angeles County, California, USA, at age 76.4

Census Data

     Cecelia Guila appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Fred Malan and Mabel Malan.3
     In the obituary of Mabel May Oursler who died 6 June 1953, her daughter, Guila Hinds of Rockford, ILI, was listed as a survivor.2,6

Family

George Gerald Hinds b. 23 Jul 1899, d. 11 Oct 1950
Marriage*Cecelia married George G Hinds on 3 February 1921 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA, according to Colorado Marriage Record 18503.2,1 
Divorce* Cecelia Guila Malana and George Gerald Hinds were divorced before 1940. according to the 19940 census.5  

Citations

  1. [S8124] Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006; "Original data: Marriage Records. Colorado Marriages. State Archives, Denver, Colorado. Images in FamilySearch"; cited as "Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index., Marriage: George G Hinds & Cecelia Guila Malana.
  2. [S3769] Obituaries ... Mrs. Arthur Maitland, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 12 Jun 1953, Page 8 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Mrs. Arthur Maitland née "Birdie" Oursler. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S8123] Fred Malan household, June 20, 1900 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Genoa, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 8, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S6599] California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Publisher: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.), Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997; "Based upon original date: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics"; cited as "California Death Index., Name: Guila P Hinds.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  6. [S8121] Mrs. Arthur J. Maitland, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, June 9, 1953, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mrs. Srthur J. Maitland née Birdie Aursler (sic). Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

George Gerald Hinds1

M, #28083, b. 23 July 1899, d. 11 October 1950
Last Edited15 Jun 2018
     He was born on 23 July 1899.1 George married Cecelia Guila Malana on 3 February 1921 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA, according to Colorado Marriage Record 18503.2,3 George Gerald Hinds and Cecelia Guila Malana were divorced before 1940. according to the 19940 census.4
     He died on 11 October 1950 at Los Angeles County, California, USA, at age 51.1

Family

Cecelia Guila Malana b. May 1898, d. 25 Jan 1975

Citations

  1. [S6599] California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Publisher: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.), Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997; "Based upon original date: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics"; cited as "California Death Index., Name: George Gerald Hinds.
  2. [S3769] Obituaries ... Mrs. Arthur Maitland, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 12 Jun 1953, Page 8 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Mrs. Arthur Maitland née "Birdie" Oursler. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S8124] Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006; "Original data: Marriage Records. Colorado Marriages. State Archives, Denver, Colorado. Images in FamilySearch"; cited as "Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index., Marriage: George G Hinds & Cecelia Guila Malana.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

William F Oursler1

M, #28084
Last Edited15 Jun 2018
     William married Laura B Mansfield.2
     In the obituary of Mabel May Oursler who died 6 June 1953, her father, William Oursler was listed as predeceased.3,4

Family

Laura B Mansfield
Child

Citations

  1. [S7298] Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940; "Original data: Marriage Records. Illinois Marriages. Images may not be included"; cited as "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940., Fred K Malana & Mabel May Oursler.
  2. [S8122] Ancestry Message Boards , Ancestry.com, Oursler - Family History; cited as "Ancestry Message Boards., Ancestry Message Board; Surnames; Oursler: Family History by James Henry Maitland.
  3. [S3769] Obituaries ... Mrs. Arthur Maitland, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 12 Jun 1953, Page 8 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Mrs. Arthur Maitland née "Birdie" Oursler. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  4. [S8121] Mrs. Arthur J. Maitland, The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, June 9, 1953, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mrs. Srthur J. Maitland née Birdie Aursler (sic). Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.

George Howard Valentine1,2

M, #28085, b. September 1854, d. 1902
Last Edited11 Dec 2016
     He was born in September 1854 at Pennsylvania, USA.2 George married Harriet Shaver in 1880 at Illinois, USA.1,3,4,5
     He died in 1908.5 George Howard Valentine was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.2 Alternatively, he died in 1902.2 The cause of his death was given as being struck while walking on a railway track during a blizzard.5
     In the obituary of Harriet Shaver who died 12 February 1936, Harriet's first husband, George Valentine was listed as predeceased.5 George Howard Valentine was listed as predeceased in the obituary of John Stanton Valentine who died 25 April 1938.1,6
     In the obituary of Richard Milton Valentine who died 27 April 1950, Richard's father, Howard G Valentine was listed as predeceased.4

Family

Harriet Shaver b. 10 Aug 1861, d. 9 Feb 1936
Marriage*George married Harriet Shaver in 1880 at Illinois, USA.1,3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3771] John Valentine Taken By Death, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 27 Apr 1938, Page 1 & 3 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., George Howard Valentine.
  3. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S6567] Old Resident Dies Thursday in Hospital, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, Apr 28, 1950, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Richard Milton Valentine. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  5. [S6585] Mrs. Harriet V. Townsend Taken, Sycamore True Republican, Sycamore, IL, Feb 12, 1936 viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, Harriet Valentine Townsend née Shaver. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94367114">John Stanton Valentine/A.

Harriet Shaver1,2

F, #28086, b. 10 August 1861, d. 9 February 1936
Father*J S Shaver3
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born on 10 August 1861 at Kindenbrook, New York, USA.2,3 Harriet married George Howard Valentine in 1880 at Illinois, USA.1,4,5,3 Harriet married W H Townsend in 1911.3
     She died on 9 February 1936 at Oelwein, Iowa, USA, at age 74.2,3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Richard Valentine and John Valentine. Predeceased: J S Shaver, George Valentine and W H Townsend.3 Harriet Shaver was buried on 13 February 1936 at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Sycamore Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.2,3
     She was a survivor of her husband George who died in 1908.3
     The following obituary appeared True Republican published in Sycamore, Illinois 12 February 1936:
Mrs. Harriet V. Townsend Taken
Brief Illness Suffered at Iowa Home of Daughter Claims Resident of This Community on Sunday —Two Sons Here are Left to Mourn.
An illness of three weeks duration on Sunday claimed the life of Mrs. Harriet Valentine Townsend at the home of a daughter in Oelwein, Ia. where she had been visiting since Thanksgiving-time. She was 74 at her passing.

Mrs. Townsend. resident of Sycamore and the community since 1877, was widely known here by many friends.

She was born on Aug. 10. 1861 at Kindenbrook. N. Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Shaver. The family came to this locality in 1877 to reside. In 1880 the daughter Harriet was wed to George Valentine who, it is recalled, met death in 1908 while walking4along the railway line west of Sycamore in a blizzard.

In 1911, Mrs. Valentine married W. H. Townsend who preceded her also, several years after their wedding.

Surviving Mrs. Townsend are three sons. Richard and John Valentine of Sycamore and George E. of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Townsend of DeKalb and Mrs. Rollin Butler of Oelwein. Mrs. M; Adee of Esmond and Mrs. Virgil Hopkins of Brooklyn, Wis. are sisters. There are also seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who grieve.

Funeral services for Mrs. Townsend will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the M. E. church here, Rev. C. H. Draper officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood.3



Harriet Shaver was listed as predeceased in the obituary of John Stanton Valentine who died 25 April 1938.1,6
     In the obituary of Richard Milton Valentine who died 27 April 1950, Richard's mother, Harriet Shaffer was listed as predeceased.5

Family 1

George Howard Valentine b. Sep 1854, d. 1902
Marriage*Harriet married George Howard Valentine in 1880 at Illinois, USA.1,4,5,3 
Children

Family 2

W H Townsend d. s 1915
Marriage*Harriet married W H Townsend in 1911.3 

Citations

  1. [S3771] John Valentine Taken By Death, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 27 Apr 1938, Page 1 & 3 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S6585] Mrs. Harriet V. Townsend Taken, Sycamore True Republican, Sycamore, IL, Feb 12, 1936 viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, Harriet Valentine Townsend née Shaver. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S6567] Old Resident Dies Thursday in Hospital, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, Apr 28, 1950, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Richard Milton Valentine. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94367114">John Stanton Valentine/A.

Joseph B Stephens1,2

M, #28087, d. before 25 April 1938
Last Edited26 Oct 2016
     Joseph married Martha Cook.3
     He died before 25 April 1938.1
     Joseph B Stephens , father of the bride,was listed as a witness to the marriage of John Stanton Valentine and Bessie E Stephens on 8 December 1910 at Illinois, USA.4,1,2,3,5,6,7
     In the obituary of Bessie E Stephens who died 16 March 1965, Bessie's father, Joseph B Stephens was listed as predeceased.3

Family

Martha Cook
Child

Citations

  1. [S3771] John Valentine Taken By Death, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 27 Apr 1938, Page 1 & 3 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  2. [S3772] Miss Stephens Married, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 10 Dec 1910, Page 1 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  3. [S3777] Bessie Maitland Dies Saturday In DeKalb Hospital, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Mar 17, 1965, unknown page viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, Bessie Maitland Dies Saturday In DeKalb Hospital. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  4. [S3529] Neighborhood News ... Cortland, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, July 01, 1949, Page 6 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.
  5. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75569095">Bessie V. Maitland née Stephens/A.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94367114">John Stanton Valentine/A.
  7. [S3778] Obituaries - Mrs. Bessie V. Maitland, Sycamore Sun Tribune, Sycamore, Illinois, Mar 17, 1965, unknown page viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, Mrs. Bessie V. Maitland. Hereinafter cited as Sycamore Sun Tribune.
  8. [S3778] Sycamore Sun Tribune, Mar 17, 1965, unknown page, Sycamore Sun Tribune
    March 17, 1965
    (Joiner History Room Obituary DB)
    Obituaries
    Mrs. Bessie V. Maitland.

Ethel Gillespie1

F, #28089
Last Edited15 Apr 2017
     Ethel married David Carswell McMillan.1
     In the obituary of David Carswell McMillan who died 15 July 1969, David's wife, Ethel Gillespie was listed as predeceased.1

Family

David Carswell McMillan b. 4 Mar 1887, d. 15 Jul 1969

Citations

  1. [S7047] Deaths - McMillan, David Carswell, The Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, Jul 16, 1969, Page 42, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.

Martha Cook1

F, #28093
Last Edited26 Oct 2016
     Martha married Joseph B Stephens.1
     In the obituary of Bessie E Stephens who died 16 March 1965, Bessie's mother, Martha Cook was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Joseph B Stephens d. b 25 Apr 1938
Child

Citations

  1. [S3777] Bessie Maitland Dies Saturday In DeKalb Hospital, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, Mar 17, 1965, unknown page viewed at Joiner History Room Obituary Database, Bessie Maitland Dies Saturday In DeKalb Hospital. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.