Third Generation

14. Stephen Franklin3 Mercer (Solomon R2, Solomon F1)(3724) was born in Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, IA December 03, 1853. Stephen died April 7, 1917 in Oklahoma, at 63 years of age. Burial in Preston Hill Cemetery, Woods Co, Oklahoma

He married Nancy Elma Godown in Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, IA, September 19, 1876. Nan was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa January 9, 1860. Nan(3725) was the daughter of Mark Oscar Godown and Mahala Hurlburt. Nan died June 4, 1950 in Oklahoma, at 90 years of age. Burial in Preston Hill Cemetery, Woods Co, Oklahoma Some other research has recorded a Mark Solomon being born in Sept 1879 but I find no proof of this. If so he would have to be a twin to Margrett who is recorded in the 1880 census and he is not. Also I have accounted for all 10 children noted in the 1900 census and Mark would have made the 11th.

In the 1880 census Harrisburg, Van Buren, Iowa page 451, Stephen (age 26) is recorded with his wife Nancy (age 20), Dora (age 1) and Margrett (age 9m). Stephen is noted as a farmer.

In the 1900 census Driftwood Township, Woods County, Oklahoma page 146, Stephen (age 46) is recorded with is wife Nancy (age 40), William (age 13), Mary (age 11), Stephen (age 8), Emanuel (age 5), Edwin (age 2) and Paul (age 10m). Stephen is noted as being a salesman. They have been married for 24 years and have had 10 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

In the 1910 census Yellowstone Township, Woods County, Oklahoma page 11, Stephen (age 56) is recorded with is wife Nancy (age 50), Dora (age 32), Willie (age 20), Mary (age 21), Manley (age 18), Emanuel (age 15), Edwin (age 13) and Paul (age 11). Stephen is noted as being a farmer. They have been married for 34 years and have had 10 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

Stephen Franklin Mercer and Nancy Elma Godown had the following children:

child 20 i. Dora Belle4 Mercer(3726) was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa September 19, 1878. Dora died March 1, 1948 in Supply, OK, at 69 years of age. Burial in Preston Hill Cemetery, Woods Co, Oklahoma

child 21 ii. Margarett Mercer was born in Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, IA September 1879.

child 22 iii. Etna Evaline Mercer(3727) was born in Bonaparte, VanBuren Co, IA December 5, 1880. Etna died June 14, 1964 in Alva, Woods Co, OK, at 83 years of age. Burial at Alva Municipal Cemetery, Alva, Woods Co, Oklahoma She married Fred Selfridge in Capran, Oklahoma, July 7, 1903.

Fred was born in Raymond, Rice Co, KS March 18, 1883. Fred(3728) was the son of Jason Smith Selfridge and Eva J Getty. Fred died June 7, 1950 in Alva, Woods Co, OK, at 67 years of age. Burial at Alva Municipal Cemetery, Alva, Woods Co, Oklahoma (See Fred Selfridge for the continuation of this line.) Her name could have been spelled Elta.

child 23 iv. William Clay Mercer(3729) was born McPherson Co, KS April 12, 1887. Twin of Lillie May Willie died July 14, 1965 in Alva, Woods Co, OK, at 78 years of age. Buried at Alva Municipal Cemetery, Alva, Oklahoma He married Daisy May Barst about 1907.

Daisy was born Iowa March 19, 1881. Daisy died September 25, 1960 in Woods Co, Oklahoma, at 79 years of age. Burial at Alva Municipal Cemetery, Alva, Woods Co, Oklahoma In the 1920 census 519 Fifth Street, Alva City, Woods Co Oklahoma page 139, William (age 32) is recorded with Daisy (age 38), Byran Woods (step-son age 21), and Mary Barst (mother-in-law age 77). They rent their home and he has a job of general warehouse worker.

child 24 v. Lillie May Mercer(3730) was born McPherson Co, KS April 12, 1887. Twin of William Clay Lillie died April 26, 1887 McPherson Co, KS, at less than one year of age.

child 25 vi. Mary Maude Mercer(3731) was born Canton, McPherson Co, KS March 11, 1889. Mary died February 24, 1954 in Hardtner City, Barber Co, KS, at 64 years of age. Burial at Hardtner Cemetery, Hardtner, Barber Co, Kansas She married Jacob Michael Moltz in Alva, Woods Co, OK, November 29, 1913.

Jacob was born in Hudson, Stafford Co, KS May 30, 1888. (Additional notes for Jacob Michael Moltz(3732)) Jacob died April 14, 1966 in Alva, Woods Co, OK, at 77 years of age. He is buried a Hardtner Cemetery, Hardtner, Barber Co, OK (See Jacob Michael Moltz for the continuation of this line.)

child + 26 vii. Stephen Manley Mercer was born July 24, 1891.

child 27 viii. Emanual Mercer(3733) was born in Gutherie, Logan Co, OK February 1, 1895. Emanual died January 30, 1912 in Gutherie, Logan Co, OK, at 16 years of age. He is buried near a farmhouse in Northwest OK Burial at Preston Hill Cemetery, Woods Co, Oklahoma

child + 28 ix. Edward Dewitt Mercer was born September 5, 1897.

child + 29 x. Paul Guthrie Mercer was born July 13, 1899.

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