A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Ida Martha WHALEY
From the Linn Digest
, Linn, Kansas, 13 January 1916: A resident since 1868. In November, 1868 I came to Washington County, Kansas in company with my parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Whaley and my six brothers. We settled on what is now the North East Quarter, Section 5 in Sherman Township, known as the William Roetter farm. It was then in Clifton Township, and we went to Clifton for our mail. Often one of my brothers made the trip on foot. Later we changed our post office to Washington, and instead of taking a daily news paper it was a question of whether even a weekly was available. The railroad reached Waterville that fall, and for a number of years that was our nearest railroad point.
I lived there in that township until my marriage to T. P. Johnson and came to our present home where I have ever since resided. /signed/ Mrs. Ida Whaley Johnson.
When "Grandma Johnson" died, in 1925, this was part of her obituary published in the Linn-Palmer Record
, 4 September 1925: Four brothers, C. A. Whaley of Thornton, Washington, A. D. Whaley of Weippe, Idaho, M. F. Whaley of Oakdale, Washington, and M. N. Whaley of Little Falls, Washington. For the last thirty years she has been confined to her home.
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