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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Sir Henry Le Scrope

1Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 352. "
24. Sir Henry Le Scrope, 4th, Baron Scrope, of Bolton, d. 1459; m. Lady Elizabeth, dr. of John, Baron Scrope of Masham, and Upsal, had
25. Lady Margaret le Scrope, m. John Bernard, of Abingdon Northamtonshire, (1437-1485) and had
26. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1469-1508) m. Margaret, dr. of John Daundelyn;? and had
27. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1491-1549), m. Cicely, dr. of John Muscote, of Earls of Barton, and had
28. Francis Bernard, of Abingdon, (1530-1609) m. Alice, dr. of John Hazelwood, of Maidwell, and had
29. Francis Bernard, of Kingthorpe, Northamtonshire, bur. Nov. 21, 1630; m. Mary, dr. of Anthony Woodhouse, of Glasswell, and had
30. Margaret Bernard, m. Daniel Gaines, of Virginia. See Gaines." Source Image. Citation Image.


Lord John Scrope 4th Baron of Masham

1Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 352. "
24. Sir Henry Le Scrope, 4th, Baron Scrope, of Bolton, d. 1459; m. Lady Elizabeth, dr. of John, Baron Scrope of Masham, and Upsal, had
25. Lady Margaret le Scrope, m. John Bernard, of Abingdon Northamtonshire, (1437-1485) and had
26. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1469-1508) m. Margaret, dr. of John Daundelyn;? and had
27. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1491-1549), m. Cicely, dr. of John Muscote, of Earls of Barton, and had
28. Francis Bernard, of Abingdon, (1530-1609) m. Alice, dr. of John Hazelwood, of Maidwell, and had
29. Francis Bernard, of Kingthorpe, Northamtonshire, bur. Nov. 21, 1630; m. Mary, dr. of Anthony Woodhouse, of Glasswell, and had
30. Margaret Bernard, m. Daniel Gaines, of Virginia. See Gaines." Source Image. Citation Image.


Lady Elizabeth Chaworth

1Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 352. "
24. Sir Henry Le Scrope, 4th, Baron Scrope, of Bolton, d. 1459; m. Lady Elizabeth, dr. of John, Baron Scrope of Masham, and Upsal, had
25. Lady Margaret le Scrope, m. John Bernard, of Abingdon Northamtonshire, (1437-1485) and had
26. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1469-1508) m. Margaret, dr. of John Daundelyn;? and had
27. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1491-1549), m. Cicely, dr. of John Muscote, of Earls of Barton, and had
28. Francis Bernard, of Abingdon, (1530-1609) m. Alice, dr. of John Hazelwood, of Maidwell, and had
29. Francis Bernard, of Kingthorpe, Northamtonshire, bur. Nov. 21, 1630; m. Mary, dr. of Anthony Woodhouse, of Glasswell, and had
30. Margaret Bernard, m. Daniel Gaines, of Virginia. See Gaines." Source Image. Citation Image.


John Daingerfield

1Virginia Marriages, 1851-1929, Book: O1 Page 184. "Name: Margaret Gaines
Spouse's Name: John Dangerfield
Marriage Date: 1686
Marriage Place: Old Rappahannoch and Essex Counties
Comment: Margaret, wid. of Daniel Gaines
Book: O 1
Original Source Page: 184." Image.

2Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 141, 147. "Margaret Bernard, was a sister of William*, and of Sir Robert Hernard, Baronet of Brampton Hall, Huntingdonshire, England. The Baronetcy was created 1662, and became extinct about 1789; Sir Robert died 1665, will probated 1666. Margaret Bernard married Daniel Gaines, of Rappahannock Co., Va., who died 1682, they were married in England, and had two children before coming to America, this is shown by headrights granted 1654, and issued to their son and daughter, Bernard and Mary Gaines. See Gaines Chapter.

pg 147   Daniel 1 Gaines is as far back as our branch of the family can trace a well established line. He married Margaret, daughter of Francis Bernard, of Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, Eng., who died 1630; sister of William and Sir Robert Bernard, of Brampton Hall, Huntingdonshire, England. (Va. Mag. IV; 207)."
*Refs.—Richmond Times Despatch, William and Mary Qty., Va. Mag. Hist, and Biog. Virginia County Records, Gloucester Co., Va., Records. Va., Hist. Coll. New ser. Slaughter's Notes, Culpepper Co., Va., Greer's Va., Immigrants, Chalkley Rec. Abstracts of Augusta Co., Va., Cabells and their Kin, Du Beliefs, Va. Fams.; Rappahannock and Essex Co., Va., Records, Colonial Register. Source Image. Citation Image.

3Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 352. "24. Sir Henry Le Scrope, 4th, Baron Scrope, of Bolton, d. 1459; m. Lady Elizabeth, dr. of John, Baron Scrope of Masham, and Upsal, had
25. Lady Margaret le Scrope, m. John Bernard, of Abingdon Northamtonshire, (1437-1485) and had
26. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1469-1508) m. Margaret, dr. of John Daundelyn;? and had
27. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1491-1549), m. Cicely, dr. of John Muscote, of Earls of Barton, and had
28. Francis Bernard, of Abingdon, (1530-1609) m. Alice, dr. of John Hazelwood, of Maidwell, and had
29. Francis Bernard, of Kingthorpe, Northamtonshire, bur. Nov. 21, 1630; m. Mary, dr. of Anthony Woodhouse, of Glasswell, and had
30. Margaret Bernard, m. Daniel Gaines, of Virginia. See Gaines." Source Image. Citation Image.

4Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 pages 227-229. "Daniel Gaines of Colonial Virginia
By Margaret R. Amundson CG
Frederick, Maryland

    Once an error creeps into the canon of a pedigree it is hard to correct. Such is the case of a man named Daniel Gaines who came to Virginia in the mid-17th century. There are three major errors regarding Gaines and his family that have been perpetuated in the literature over the years and postings on the Gaines message boards show that they continue circulating in spite of the fact all of these errors have been corrected in the literature in one form or another. This paper is an attempt to place this information in the literature in a manner that, hopefully, will be so obvious that it will he hard to ignore and over time will replace the erroneous information.
    The first is the failure to identify Daniel's wife Margaret (?) as the widow Rouzee. Based on the language in Daniel's will, where he calls Ralph Rouzee and John Smith his sons-in-law, (This has been construed to mean his daughters Margaret and Mary married these men, when, if fact Ralph was his step-son and John Smith married his step-daughter Sarah Rouzee) his daughters Margaret and Mary were not married to these men. Elsewhere in the very same will it is obvious his daughter Mary had not reached her majority and was unmarried. The second mistake is related to his daughter Margaret who is all too frequently identified as the same Margaret who married John Prosser, Sinton Miller and Hugh French, and later John Sommerville.2  The third is the assignment of a fourth child, a daughter. Elizabeth.3
    All three of these mistakes are correctable when records related to Daniel and his kinship web are compiled and basic logic is applied to the findings. Unfortunately, there are many genealogists who never progress beyond the search phase where they look for someone else who has done the work. Why reinvent the wheel? In order to establish a pedigree with integrity it is imperitive one become a critical researcher. They must learn to evaluate the work of others and check it with the records that can establish the needed facts that will solve the problem. They must also question the information they already have. Sometimes it is hard to let go of a detail that has been in the literature for a long time. In this case a ten year old child bearing a son defies logic. A precise marriage may not be available for a couple but certain behaviors signal important life events. In colonial Virginia a husband controlled his wife's property. A widow could represent herself before the court but once married her husband took control of the property.
    In the case of Daniel Gaines, the people he interacted with and their relationship to him and each other is important background information. One such person in his kinship web was John Catlett; another was Ralph Rouzee. These two names are present in the beginning of Daniel's recorded life and again when he writes his will, although close scrutiny shows they represent two generations of the names.

A CATLETT-ROUZEE-GAINES CONNECTION

In the case of John Catlett it is necessary to trace him to his origins in England to get an exact picture of family relationships. This can be accomplished easily because many printed sources are available on the family. In capsule form, John Catlett, the father of John Catlett [age 24], married Sarah Hawkins [age 19] 10 April 1623 in County Kent, England. This marriage was short lived as John wrote his will on 19 July ]625. Based on the language of his will,  John was not certain he was to become a parent; nevertheless, a clause in his will makes the following provision for the child:
    ... Sara my wife to have two cherry gardens in Sittinghoume contains 4 acres for her natural life, If my wife is with child at the time of my decease then the two cherry gardens to child for ever after the decease of my wife.

John Catlett, the immigrant of our interest, was baptized 12 March 1625/6 in Canterbury, County Kent. After her husband's death, Sarah (Hawkins) Catlett returned to her parents' home where she gave birth to John Catlett. Sarah married Lodowick Rouzee of Ashford, Doctor of Physic, on 19 Sept. 1626. Sarah was identified as "Sarah Catlett of St. Peter, Canterbury, widow, about 24, relict of John Catlett, late of Sittingbourne, gent, deceased, at Bethersden." The couple had six children who were John Catlett's half-siblings.

WHEN DID GAINES MARRY? (continued)."

5Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 pages 229, 232-233. "WHEN DID GAINES MARRY? (continued)

It is important to establish the date of a marriage for Daniel in order to solve problems one and two. It is also important to identify who the wife of Daniel Gaines was before the couple married. In this case. the marriage date of Gaines is derived from the record whereby John Catlett turned over the property of his half-brother's children to Gains in Jan. 1662 in Old Rappahannock Co., Va. The 1662 event signaled a recent marriage to the children's mother, thus identifying her as Margaret, the widow of Ralph Rouzee. Tradition has called her Margaret Bernard because the couple named a child Bernard. However, there are no corroberating records supporting this conclusion. From this Jan. 1662 date it is reasonable to conclude the issue of the Gaines-(?) Rouzee union were born no earlier than late 1663.
    In January 1662, Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattell (to say) one heiffer and one Calf cropped of both Ears and a hole in the further Ear.
    And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow and one calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the above menconed Catle & fenal Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the ad Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartnership between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased.

The next record of importance to this Gaines study is the will of Daniel Gaines signed in 1682.
  [see Daniel's record for transcript of his will]

    His will contains important information both stated and implied. In the first clause Daniel directs the property belonging to the orphans of John Catlett be separated from his. To his son Bernard he leaves his land, his silver hilted sword, belt and seale ring. He named Bernard's two sisters, Margaret and Mary and entailed the land as long as his sister's or their heirs are living. He then says if all of his children die without issue that his land is to go to his grandson John Smith. Further along in the will he calls John Smith his grandson-in-law. Used in this context the term means step-grandson. Some researchers have interpreted this wording to mean Daniel's daughters married Ralph Rouzee and John Smith. Daniel stopped short of saying his children Bernard and Mary were underage but he makes provision regarding their property should their mother die or remarry before they come of age. The wording of the will implies none of his children had issue when he signed it in 1682. Daniel further directs should his wife remarry his children Mary and Bernard were to have their estate even if they were not of age. From this clause a reasonable conclusion is that his children although not yet of age, were old enough to take care of their property should his wife remarry. This was a technique frequently found in the early Virginia records whereby fathers protected their children's estates from being looted by stepfathers. This age determination is also consistent with a marriage date of 1662 for Daniel and his wife Margaret (?) Rouzee Gaines.

    After Daniel's death the records below show what happened to the Catlett children's property and give evidence of a third marriage for Margaret his widow.
    2 October 1684. The Court doe order Mr. Henry Awbrey, Capt. Saml Blomfield Mr. Robt Plea and Mr. John Smith Junyr to meet at ye House of Capt. Daniel Gaines late deced on the twentieth Instant then & there to take & sever the Estate of ye orphans of Col John Catlett deced out of and from the Estate of the Said Capt Daniel Gaines, And that in this separation respect be had to ye Inventory and Apprisement of the said Collonll Catlett Estate the end the Orphants may in specie (as nere as possible) as well as value receive ye Estate of their Deceased Father: It is likewise further ordered that the above named Mr Awbrcy Capt. Blomfield. Mr. Ples & John Smith doe take & just and perfect Inventory & Apprismt of the Estate so severed. And delivr in ye same upon Oath to the next Court held on the South side the River; As also that the said Estate remaine in the hands of the Relict & Execurs of the above named Capt Daniel Gaines until the next South side Court as aforesaid where such further proceedings will be had therein."

    1 April 1685 Ordered that Mr. John Daingerfield an the next Court held for this county on the South side the River give in good & sufficient security for so much of the Estate of Colonll John Catlett deced as is now coming to his possession by marrying the Relict & sole Execurx of Capt Danll Gaines under whose trust & care the aforesd Estate was."


Margaret Bernard

1Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 141, 147. "Margaret Bernard, was a sister of William*, and of Sir Robert Hernard, Baronet of Brampton Hall, Huntingdonshire, England. The Baronetcy was created 1662, and became extinct about 1789; Sir Robert died 1665, will probated 1666. Margaret Bernard married Daniel Gaines, of Rappahannock Co., Va., who died 1682, they were married in England, and had two children before coming to America, this is shown by headrights granted 1654, and issued to their son and daughter, Bernard and Mary Gaines. See Gaines Chapter.

pg 147   Daniel 1 Gaines is as far back as our branch of the family can trace a well established line. He married Margaret, daughter of Francis Bernard, of Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, Eng., who died 1630; sister of William and Sir Robert Bernard, of Brampton Hall, Huntingdonshire, England. (Va. Mag. IV; 207)."
*Refs.—Richmond Times Despatch, William and Mary Qty., Va. Mag. Hist, and Biog. Virginia County Records, Gloucester Co., Va., Records. Va., Hist. Coll. New ser. Slaughter's Notes, Culpepper Co., Va., Greer's Va., Immigrants, Chalkley Rec. Abstracts of Augusta Co., Va., Cabells and their Kin, Du Beliefs, Va. Fams.; Rappahannock and Essex Co., Va., Records, Colonial Register. Source Image. Citation Image.

2Pettigrew, Marion Louise Dewoody, Marks-Barnett Family and Their Kin, Page 352. "24. Sir Henry Le Scrope, 4th, Baron Scrope, of Bolton, d. 1459; m. Lady Elizabeth, dr. of John, Baron Scrope of Masham, and Upsal, had
25. Lady Margaret le Scrope, m. John Bernard, of Abingdon Northamtonshire, (1437-1485) and had
26. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1469-1508) m. Margaret, dr. of John Daundelyn;? and had
27. John Bernard, of Abingdon, (1491-1549), m. Cicely, dr. of John Muscote, of Earls of Barton, and had
28. Francis Bernard, of Abingdon, (1530-1609) m. Alice, dr. of John Hazelwood, of Maidwell, and had
29. Francis Bernard, of Kingthorpe, Northamtonshire, bur. Nov. 21, 1630; m. Mary, dr. of Anthony Woodhouse, of Glasswell, and had
30. Margaret Bernard, m. Daniel Gaines, of Virginia. See Gaines." Source Image. Citation Image.

3Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 pages 227-229. "Daniel Gaines of Colonial Virginia
By Margaret R. Amundson CG
Frederick, Maryland

    Once an error creeps into the canon of a pedigree it is hard to correct. Such is the case of a man named Daniel Gaines who came to Virginia in the mid-17th century. There are three major errors regarding Gaines and his family that have been perpetuated in the literature over the years and postings on the Gaines message boards show that they continue circulating in spite of the fact all of these errors have been corrected in the literature in one form or another. This paper is an attempt to place this information in the literature in a manner that, hopefully, will be so obvious that it will he hard to ignore and over time will replace the erroneous information.
    The first is the failure to identify Daniel's wife Margaret (?) as the widow Rouzee. Based on the language in Daniel's will, where he calls Ralph Rouzee and John Smith his sons-in-law, (This has been construed to mean his daughters Margaret and Mary married these men, when, if fact Ralph was his step-son and John Smith married his step-daughter Sarah Rouzee) his daughters Margaret and Mary were not married to these men. Elsewhere in the very same will it is obvious his daughter Mary had not reached her majority and was unmarried. The second mistake is related to his daughter Margaret who is all too frequently identified as the same Margaret who married John Prosser, Sinton Miller and Hugh French, and later John Sommerville.2  The third is the assignment of a fourth child, a daughter. Elizabeth.3
    All three of these mistakes are correctable when records related to Daniel and his kinship web are compiled and basic logic is applied to the findings. Unfortunately, there are many genealogists who never progress beyond the search phase where they look for someone else who has done the work. Why reinvent the wheel? In order to establish a pedigree with integrity it is imperitive one become a critical researcher. They must learn to evaluate the work of others and check it with the records that can establish the needed facts that will solve the problem. They must also question the information they already have. Sometimes it is hard to let go of a detail that has been in the literature for a long time. In this case a ten year old child bearing a son defies logic. A precise marriage may not be available for a couple but certain behaviors signal important life events. In colonial Virginia a husband controlled his wife's property. A widow could represent herself before the court but once married her husband took control of the property.
    In the case of Daniel Gaines, the people he interacted with and their relationship to him and each other is important background information. One such person in his kinship web was John Catlett; another was Ralph Rouzee. These two names are present in the beginning of Daniel's recorded life and again when he writes his will, although close scrutiny shows they represent two generations of the names.

A CATLETT-ROUZEE-GAINES CONNECTION

In the case of John Catlett it is necessary to trace him to his origins in England to get an exact picture of family relationships. This can be accomplished easily because many printed sources are available on the family. In capsule form, John Catlett, the father of John Catlett [age 24], married Sarah Hawkins [age 19] 10 April 1623 in County Kent, England. This marriage was short lived as John wrote his will on 19 July ]625. Based on the language of his will,  John was not certain he was to become a parent; nevertheless, a clause in his will makes the following provision for the child:
    ... Sara my wife to have two cherry gardens in Sittinghoume contains 4 acres for her natural life, If my wife is with child at the time of my decease then the two cherry gardens to child for ever after the decease of my wife.

John Catlett, the immigrant of our interest, was baptized 12 March 1625/6 in Canterbury, County Kent. After her husband's death, Sarah (Hawkins) Catlett returned to her parents' home where she gave birth to John Catlett. Sarah married Lodowick Rouzee of Ashford, Doctor of Physic, on 19 Sept. 1626. Sarah was identified as "Sarah Catlett of St. Peter, Canterbury, widow, about 24, relict of John Catlett, late of Sittingbourne, gent, deceased, at Bethersden." The couple had six children who were John Catlett's half-siblings.

WHEN DID GAINES MARRY? (continued)."

4Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 pages 229, 232-233. "WHEN DID GAINES MARRY? (continued)

It is important to establish the date of a marriage for Daniel in order to solve problems one and two. It is also important to identify who the wife of Daniel Gaines was before the couple married. In this case. the marriage date of Gaines is derived from the record whereby John Catlett turned over the property of his half-brother's children to Gains in Jan. 1662 in Old Rappahannock Co., Va. The 1662 event signaled a recent marriage to the children's mother, thus identifying her as Margaret, the widow of Ralph Rouzee. Tradition has called her Margaret Bernard because the couple named a child Bernard. However, there are no corroberating records supporting this conclusion. From this Jan. 1662 date it is reasonable to conclude the issue of the Gaines-(?) Rouzee union were born no earlier than late 1663.
    In January 1662, Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattell (to say) one heiffer and one Calf cropped of both Ears and a hole in the further Ear.
    And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow and one calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the above menconed Catle & fenal Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the ad Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartnership between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased.

The next record of importance to this Gaines study is the will of Daniel Gaines signed in 1682.
  [see Daniel's record for transcript of his will]

    His will contains important information both stated and implied. In the first clause Daniel directs the property belonging to the orphans of John Catlett be separated from his. To his son Bernard he leaves his land, his silver hilted sword, belt and seale ring. He named Bernard's two sisters, Margaret and Mary and entailed the land as long as his sister's or their heirs are living. He then says if all of his children die without issue that his land is to go to his grandson John Smith. Further along in the will he calls John Smith his grandson-in-law. Used in this context the term means step-grandson. Some researchers have interpreted this wording to mean Daniel's daughters married Ralph Rouzee and John Smith. Daniel stopped short of saying his children Bernard and Mary were underage but he makes provision regarding their property should their mother die or remarry before they come of age. The wording of the will implies none of his children had issue when he signed it in 1682. Daniel further directs should his wife remarry his children Mary and Bernard were to have their estate even if they were not of age. From this clause a reasonable conclusion is that his children although not yet of age, were old enough to take care of their property should his wife remarry. This was a technique frequently found in the early Virginia records whereby fathers protected their children's estates from being looted by stepfathers. This age determination is also consistent with a marriage date of 1662 for Daniel and his wife Margaret (?) Rouzee Gaines.

    After Daniel's death the records below show what happened to the Catlett children's property and give evidence of a third marriage for Margaret his widow.
    2 October 1684. The Court doe order Mr. Henry Awbrey, Capt. Saml Blomfield Mr. Robt Plea and Mr. John Smith Junyr to meet at ye House of Capt. Daniel Gaines late deced on the twentieth Instant then & there to take & sever the Estate of ye orphans of Col John Catlett deced out of and from the Estate of the Said Capt Daniel Gaines, And that in this separation respect be had to ye Inventory and Apprisement of the said Collonll Catlett Estate the end the Orphants may in specie (as nere as possible) as well as value receive ye Estate of their Deceased Father: It is likewise further ordered that the above named Mr Awbrcy Capt. Blomfield. Mr. Ples & John Smith doe take & just and perfect Inventory & Apprismt of the Estate so severed. And delivr in ye same upon Oath to the next Court held on the South side the River; As also that the said Estate remaine in the hands of the Relict & Execurs of the above named Capt Daniel Gaines until the next South side Court as aforesaid where such further proceedings will be had therein."

    1 April 1685 Ordered that Mr. John Daingerfield an the next Court held for this county on the South side the River give in good & sufficient security for so much of the Estate of Colonll John Catlett deced as is now coming to his possession by marrying the Relict & sole Execurx of Capt Danll Gaines under whose trust & care the aforesd Estate was."

5Virginia Marriages, 1851-1929, Book: O1 Page 184. "Name: Margaret Gaines
Spouse's Name: John Dangerfield
Marriage Date: 1686
Marriage Place: Old Rappahannoch and Essex Counties
Comment: Margaret, wid. of Daniel Gaines
Book: O 1
Original Source Page: 184." Image.


Cora Lyda Rippee

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Lyda B. Grote
SSN: 548-14-2707
Last Residence: 93625  Fowler, Fresno, California
Born: 13 Mar 1911
Died: 12 Mar 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 548-14-2707;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13621238. "CORA LYDA BELL RIPPEE BUCHANAN GROTE

March 13, 1911 - March 12, 2006

Lyda, age 95, of the Parlier and Sanger area, was born to Isreal Edward "Ed" Rippee and Polly Burdan in Ava County, MO.

Her family traveled west to homestead property along the Kings River in Fresno County. Lyda was the third child in a family of eight children who have all predeceased her except her brother, Cecil Rippee and his wife Sylvia; and Pauline Gray.

Lyda met her true love in church in the late 1920s and married Frank E. Buchanan, who later was the Chief of Police in Parlier, CA, for 30 years. From this union came two children, her daughter, June E. Creel; and her son, L. Edward Buchanan. Lyda was from a mold that surely can't be broken. She laid down her life for many. No one went away from her warm and friendly home without something to eat. She took care of her mother, father-in-law, and sister-in-law until the day they died. She raised her nephew as her own.

Lyda was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank E. Buchanan and Everett Grote; her siblings; her son, L. Edward Buchanan; and her infant granddaughter, Molly Lee Buchanan.

Lyda's example will live on in her survivors, her brother, Cecil Rippee and his wife Sylvia of Fresno, and Pauline Gray of Madera; her daughter, June E. Creel and her husband Paul of Fresno; granddaughters, Barbara Bennett of Fresno, and Jennifer Ingalls and her husband Dan of Truckee; her grandsons, Ronald P. Creel of Fresno, and M. Sean Buchanan of Baltimore, MD; her nephew, L. Earl Gross of New Jersey; Michelle Webster of Pismo Beach; and many great and great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Lyda was a Christian woman of strong and simple character. She was a true friend who will be missed by many. "Rest Easy - Sweetheart"

Visitation will be held at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home on Thursday, March 16, 2006, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. A

Graveside Service will be held at Mendocino Cemetery in Parlier on Friday, March 17, 2006, at 11:00 a.m.

WALLIN FUNERAL HOMES Sanger, CA 875-6555

Published in the Fresno Bee from 3/15/2006 - 3/22/2006." Image.


Ruby Elizabeth Woods

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Ruby Elizabeth Novak
     [Ruby Elizabeth Woods]
Social Security #: 564148705
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 7 Sep 1913
Birth Place: Colorado
Death Date: 17 Jul 1983
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Dyke
Father's Surname: Woods."


Shirley Ann Rippee

1Department of Health Services, California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959. "Name: Shirley A Rippee
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1931
Age: 21
Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1952
Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse: Arthur C Evans
Spouse Age: 24."


Richard Lee Rippee

1Department of Health Services, California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959. "Name: Phyllis A Brooks
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1942
Age: 16
Marriage Date: 30 Aug 1958
Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse: Richard L Rippee
Spouse Age: 20."


Phyllis A. Brooks

1Department of Health Services, California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959. "Name: Phyllis A Brooks
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1942
Age: 16
Marriage Date: 30 Aug 1958
Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse: Richard L Rippee
Spouse Age: 20."