A Younger Hugh Sheeks, 1850-1934, Son of George Canote Sheeks & Artamoia Crawford
Hugh was born 9 Oct 1850, the son of George Canote Sheeks and Artamoia or Artimecia Crawford,whereas his wife Rosa Viviahn was born in Switzerland. They had eight children: Clara Eva who married Harry Gessells Hardenbrook; Gertie who married Robert Morland Lunday; Mertie, her twin, who married 1) Fred James and 2)Jacob aka Jake DeYoung; George Crawford who married Elizabeth Cornish; Ruth who married Lloyd G. Hardie; Mabel Fern who married 1) William Makey and 2) Alvia Hugh Alexander MacDonald; Paul Preston who married Ruth Spitznas; and Mary Leola who married Waldo Augustus Shinn. Son Paul Preston Sheeks wrote in a newsletter that his parents moved from a farm at Grand Rapids, ND to Wahpeton, ND and later to Mitchell, SD, so that their children could attend Methodist colleges in Wahpeton and Mitchell. Paul was the one who provided all their names. Hugh, the father, died 6 March 1934 in Boulder, Colorado. Rosa died 30 July 1938 in Los Angeles, California. I want to thank Mary Giera for sending me this picture. I also want to thank Gwen ... for sending me the full names of all the children and their spouses, and the dates and locations of the deaths of their parents, Hugh and Rosa.
Hugh's wife: Rosina/Rosa Vifian, b. 11 Jul 1856 in Canton Neuchatel, Switzerland, dau. of Joseph Vifian and Barbara Burri. Parents and older sisters b. in Canton Bern, Rosina and ;younger siblings b. in Neuchatel. Info from birth/christening records.
Gertie's husband: Robert Lundy, b. 21 Feb 1867 in Drumadonald, Drumgooland Parish, County Down, Ireland son, of Robert Lundy and Anne McMurland. Info from birth certificate. Gave name as Robert Lundy on ship manifest when he immigrated in 1886, Signed as Robert Lunday on 1st Citizenship document in 1890,Robert Moreland Lunday on land deed in 1891
and 2nd/final citizenship document in 1897.
Happy to share more Lundy and Vifian info if interested
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