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Orel Herbert Sovereign was born April 28, 1884, in Maryville, Polk Twp., Nodaway Co., MO, and died April 14, 1968, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 83. Buried in Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. He is the son of Walter Sovereign of Iowa or Illinois, and Minerva J. Haggard of Indiana.

Helen Maude Abbey was born June 29, 1885, in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, and died May 20, 1980, in Pomona, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 94. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co.,  CA. She is the daughter of Charles Washington Abbey of South Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI, and Cora Adella Armstrong of Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Helen Maude Abbey were married December 30, 1906, in Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Helen Maude (Abbey) Sovereign had one child:

  1. Ralph Orval Sovereign: Born August 23, 1911, in Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND; Died December 24, 1981, in El Centro, Imperial Co., CA (age 70). Buried in Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, Washington Co., OR. Married (1) May 31, 1930, in Mountain Home, Elmore Co., ID, to Vera Marie Sprague: Born January 27, 1915, in Salem, OR; Died November 8, 2005, in Sun City West, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 90). Divorced before 1939. Married (2) before 1940 to Edna May (Rogers) Whittier: Born August 30, 1913, in Baker City, Baker Co., OR; Died August 19, 1990, in a hospice-care facility, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR (age 76). Edna was first married June 11, 1933, in Baker, OR, to Francis Marion "Frank" Whittier: Born November 7, 1906, in Huntington, Baker Co., OR; Died October 15, 1935, in a local hospital Weiser, Washington Co., ID (age 28). Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Baker Co., OR. He was a driver for Consolidated Freight Lines. Frank was famous for his incredible physical abilities. Shirley Lee "Leigh" Soverign: Born January 3, 1931, in Caldwell, Canyon Co., ID. Married to Robert Alva Hinton: Born June 9, 1926, in Moab, Grand Co., UT; Died September 27, 1999, in Aberdeen, WA (age 73).

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Helen Maude (Abbey) Sovereign divorced about 1940.

Orel Herbert Sovereign then married Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey.

Thelma Marie Robinson was born December 3, 1896, in Irwin, Shelby Co., IA, and died February 21, 1975, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 78. Buried in Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane Co., WA. She is the daughter of Charles A. "Charley" Robinson of Iowa, and Margaret A. "Maggie" Ridenour of Iowa.

Thelma Marie Robinson was first married to James Milton Wilkey.

James Milton Wilkey was born September 27, 1890, in Flagstaff, Coconino Co., Arizona Territory, and died May 9, 1981, in San Bernardino, CA, at age 90. Buried in Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA. He is the son of Unknown Wilkey and Unknown Jones. Buried in Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA. Divorced. He was an unmarried Painter and Decorator and was living in Seattle, King Co., WA, in 1917. He served in the U. S. Navy from May 22, 1918, until May 23, 1922. He was living in Vallejo, CA, in 1942.

James Milton Wilkey and Thelma Marie Robinson were married about 1920 in Unknown.

James Milton Wilkey and Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey had at least two children:

  1. John Herbert "Jay" Wilkey: Born August 1, 1922, in Chico, Butte Co., CA; Died October 29, 1981, in a local hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 59). Buried in Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. Married 1947 in Coeur d'Alene, ID, to Juanita E. "Nita" Becker: Born August 13, 1923, in Bliss, Algoma Pct., Bonner Co., ID; Died April 17, 2000, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 76). On October 13, 1981, John H. Wilkey granted a Power of Attorney to his wife, Juanita E. Wilkey, in Spokane, WA.
  2. Janice Marie Wilkey: Born August 10, 1936, in Williams, Coconino Co., AZ; Died May 19, 1999, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 62). Married (1) April 18, 1956, in Kootenai, Bonner Co., ID, to Frederic Allan "Fred" Nunley: Born May 26, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; Died July 19, 2006, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT (age 75). Buried in Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake Co., UT. Fred's father, Charles Rasmus Nunley, was a House Painter. Married (2) November 1, 1961, in Kootenai, Bonner Co., ID, to Robert M. Zimmerman Jr.: Born June 3, 1939, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. She had a son, Stephan E. Farmer (born November 23, 1952), of Tacoma, WA. Lived in San Jose, CA, in 1968 and in Spokane, WA, in 1981. Page 16, The Spokesman-Review, October 31, 1981.

James Milton Wilkey and Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey were divorced 1940 - 1946 in Unknown.

As recorded April 15, 1946, O. H. Sovereign made an application in Chelan Co., WA, to marry Marie T. Wilkey.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey were married April 17, 1946, in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Thelma Marie (Robinson) (Wilkey) Sovereign had no children.

James Milton Wilkey then married Bethella "Beth" Reel.

Bethella "Beth" Reel was born May 10, 1906, in Los Angeles Co., CA, and died May 16, 1989, in San Bernardino, CA, at age 83. Buried in Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA. She is the daughter of Roy R. Reel (May 19, 1875, in Weathersfield, Trumbull Co., OH - May 29, 1908, in Wisconsin) and Beulah Eleanora Stockwell (1883 - 1955) of Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI. Roy R. Reel and Beulah Eleanora E. Stockwell were married April 3, 1905, in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, while they were both residents of King Co., WA. Wallace Walter Reel was born September 1850 in Ohio. Bert L. Reel was born September 1885 in Ohio. Susanna A. "Susie" Hood was born 1855 in Wisconsin, and died 1894 in Denver, Co. Buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.  Married Wallace on April 4, 1872, in Trumbull Co., OH. She is the daughter of Henry Hood of Ohio and Julia of Pennsylvania. Beulah Eleanora E. (Stockwell) Reel then married November 23, 1908, in Seattle, King Co., WA, to Charles Earl Edwards (age 34): Born December, 1868, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co, WA. Beulah Eleanora E. (Stockwell) (Reel) Edwards then married January 16, 1915, in Seattle, King Co., WA, to Dr. Smith S. Johnson: Born December, 1868, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co, WA.

James Milton Wilkey and Bethella "Beth" Reel were married 1940 - 1951 in California. Both are buried in Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA.




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Helen Maude (Abbey) Sovereign is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co.,  CA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Wallace Reel (age 29) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a married Wagon Maker who is living in Weathersfield, Niles Twp., Trumbull Co., OH. Living with his is his wife, Susan Reel (age 25) born in Wisconsin to Ohio and Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his three children, all born in Ohio to Ohio and Wisconsin-born parents: Guy Reel (age 6); Roy Reel (age 5); and Kitty Reel (age 3).

Orel Herbert Sovereign was born April 28, 1884, in Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO.

Helen Maude Abbey was born June 29, 1885, in South Byron, Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows C. Abey is the Head of Household living in Carson Twp., Portage Co., WI. There are a total of 3 Males and 4 Females living there, all born in the United States.

James Milton Wilkey was born September 27, 1890, in Flagstaff, Coconino Co., Arizona Territory.

Thelma Marie Robinson was born December 3, 1896, in Irwin, Shelby Co., IA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows C. W. Abbey (age 38) born August 1861 in Wisconsin to English Canadian and English-born parents is a Laborer renting his home and is living in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 17 years, Cora Abbey (age 33) born September 1866 in Wisconsin to English Canadian and New York-born parents, with all six of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his five children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Maud Abbey (age 14) born June 1885; Samual Abbey (age 7) born August 1892; Phebe Abbey (age 5) born August 1894; Ida Abbey (age 3) born January 1897; and Orin Abbey (age 9/12) born October 1899.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 20, 1900, shows Walter Soverign (age 41) born March 1859 in Illinois to Illinois and Indiana parents is a farm owner living in Fullerton Twp., Nance Co., NE. Living with him is his wife Minerva Soverign (age 40) born November 1859 in Indiana to Kentucky-born parents. They had been married 22 years, and all three children born to her are alive and living at home: Roy Sovereign (age 21) a farm laborer born March 1879 in Missouri; Orel Sovereign (age 16) born April 1886 in Missouri; and Dale Sovereign (age 8) born September 1891 in Nebraska.  


The Marshfield Times, Marshfield, WI, June 20, 1902

Sherry.

Mrs. C. W. Abby and children left Tuesday for Baraboo, where they will reside in the future.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Chas. Abbey (age 45) born in Wisconsin to English-born parents is a Drayman renting his home and living in the 1st Ward, City of Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Cora Abbey (age 38) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents. Also there are his six unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Sammy Abbey (age 12); Oran Abbey (age 5); Maude Abbey (age 19); Clara Abbey (age 17); Phoebe Abbey (age 10); and Ida Abbey (age 7).

Bethella "Beth" Reel was born May 10, 1906, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Helen Maude Abbey were married December 30, 1906, in Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.


The Evening News, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI, January 15, 1907

AT THE ALTER OF HYMEN

Miss Clara Abbey of this city, has received a letter from Glen Ullin, N. D., announcing the marriage of her sister Maude, to Orin Sovereign on Dec. 30. The Abbey family went to Dakota some months ago where the bride took up a claim. Her husband also has a claim in that state.


Roy R. Reel died May 29, 1908, in a railroad wreck near Maiden Rock, Pierce Co., WI.


The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN, Saturday, May 30, 1908

THREE VICTIMS OF TRAIN WRECK

Men Crushed to Death Under Steel Rails Near Maiden Rock, Wis.

ST. PAUL, May 29. - A north bound Burlington freight train was wrecked near Maiden Rock, Wis., at 3:30 o'clock this morning, due to a washout, and three men were crushed to death, while four boys had a narrow escape from death. As identified by letters found on their bodies the victims are supposed to be Willard D. McAuley, of Chicago, Bert Reel, who has relatives living at Sauk Rapids, Minn., and Roy R. Reel, probably a brother of Bert Reel, and who has a wife and two children at Seattle, Wash. A heavy rain has undermined the track at the foot of a ravine, and as the engine passed over the weak spot, the track began to settle. Fifteen cars were thrown off the track, some of them being demolished. The three men were riding in a stock car loaded with steel rails. They were lying down on the floor at one end of the car. As the train came to a sudden stop the rails were thrown toward the end of the car where the men were, crushing them to death. Four boys were taken from under a car of coal, but they were not injured.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Thursday, June 4, 1908

BODY OF WRECK VICTIM HAS REACHED SEATTLE

Funeral services for Roy R. Reel, who was killed in a railroad wreck at Maiden Rock, Wis., early last Friday morning, arrived in Seattle last night, and the funeral will be held from Butterworth & Sons' chapel at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Reel was a printer, and formerly lived in Seattle, where his widow is visiting her parents, accompanied by her two daughters, Bethella, 2 years old, and a baby a few months old. Reel was on his way to Seattle, where he expected to locate. Roy Reel and his brother, Burt Reel and Willard D. McAuley, left Chicago on a Burlington freight train, which was wrecked by a washout. The men were all killed and identified by means of papers which they carried. The body of Burt Reel was claimed by a brother living at Sauk Rapids, Minn., and taken there for burial.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1910, shows Walter Soverign (age 51) born in Illinois to Canadian and Indiana-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm and is living in Twp. 143, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him is his wife of 30 years, Minerva Sovereign (age 50) born in Indiana to Kentucky-born parents, with all three of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his three sons, all born to Illinois and Indiana-born parents: Roy Sovereign (age 29) born in Missouri and married for 5 years, a Composition Printer; Orel Sovereign (age 26) born in Missouri and married for 3 years, a Farmer; and Dale Sovereign (age 18) born in Nebraska, a Farmer.  

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 18, 1910, shows H. Oriel Soverign (age 26) born in Missouri to Illinois and Indiana-born parents is a General Farm Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and is living in Twp. 142, Oliver Co., ND. Living with him is his wife of three years, M. Helen Soverign (age 24) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.  

In 1910, Thelma M. Robinson was living with her parents in Deer Creek Twp., Custer Co., OK.

In 1917, Jas M Wilkey is a Painter, and is living at 826 S. Rowan Ave., Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, April 20, 1917

Mrs. O. H. Sovereign and little son will depart Friday for Baraboo, Wis., for an extended visit with relatives.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, June 5, 1918

The resignation of Miss Ethelwyn Fostner, city treasurer, was read and accepted. Mrs. Helen Sovereign, wife of the fire chief, was appointed in her place by the mayor.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Orel Herbert Sovereign, age 34, born April 28, 1884, is a Fire Chief employed by the City of Caldwell, Canyon Co., ID. His nearest relative is Mrs. Maude H. Sovereign. Their permanent home address is City Hall, Caldwell, Canyon Co., ID.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, Thursday, November 13, 1919

Valuable Animal Is Shot to Death

Scotch Collie Bites Three persons and It Is Feared He Suffered From Rabies.

CALDWELL - After having bitten three people Tuesday and resisting attempts made by Caldwell police to catch him alive, officers killed an imported Scotch collie belonging to Mrs. Harrison of the Caldwell Dry Goods store, and its head was sent to the state bacteriological laboratory for examination for rabies. Those bitten are Odell Royce, a mail carrier in the west part of the city, Johnnie Gains, son of L. F. Gains, and Ralph Sovereign, son of Fire Chief O. H. Sovereign. It is reported that Mr. Royce was seriously injured. Breaking loose from his fetters which tied him to Mrs. Harrison's home, the dog which was valued highly by its owners, proceeded to attack the three people named. Attempts of John Baker, chief of police, to catch him were unavailing and it was found necessary to kill the animal.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 10, 1920, shows Orel Sovereign (age 35) born in Missouri to Indiana and Illinois-born parents is a Fire Department Fireman renting his home at the Altousis Hotel next to the City Hall, City of Caldwell, West Caldwell Precinct, Canyon Co., ID. Living with him is his wife, Helen M. Sovereign (age 34) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, who is City Treasurer. Also living there is his son, Ralph O. Sovereign (age 8-4/12) born in North Dakota to Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 3, 1920, shows James M. Wilkey (age 29) born in Arizona to Arizona and Indiana-born parents is an unmarried Painter at a Navy Yard who is Rooming at 1010 Washington Avenue, 3rd Ward, City of Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, April 2, 1920

Ralph Sovereign, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Sovereign, is confined to his home with measles.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, Wednesday, October 11, 1922

Breaks Arm. Ralph Sovereign received a fracture of an arm Sunday evening when an auto he was cranking backfired.


The 1926 California Voter Registration dated 1926 shows Orel H. Sovereign is a Democrat and a Builder and is living at 2726 Cunard St., Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Orel's brother and wife, Dale M. Sovereign and Ida M. Sovereign, are living nearby. Dale is a Carpenter.

In 1927, Jas M Wilkey is a Painter, and is living at 5038 Cliff Place, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA Living with him is Marie.

The 1928 California Voter Registration dated 1928 shows Orel H. Sovereign is a Republican and a Carpenter and is living at 2726 Cunard St., Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1928 California Voter Registration dated 1928 shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Progressive and a Housewife and is living at 2726 Cunard St., Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.


The Montana Standard, Butte, MT, Sunday, October 20, 1929

PHILIPSBURG NOTES.

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Abbey accompanied Mr. Abbey's mother, Mrs. Cora Abbey, as far as Butte Tuesday, where Mrs. Abbey boarded the evening train for Pomona, Cal., where she expects to spend the winter.


Cora (Armstrong) Abbey eventually moved to California. In 1951-1952 she lived in Pomona, CA. She was a Holy Roller who went to a variety of churches, including a Baptist church. She owned a home in Los Angeles at 1209 Lake Street. She died from acute circulatory failure. Her divorced daughter, Helen Maude (Abbey) Sovereign, lived with her in Pomona, CA.  

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Orel H. Sovereign (age 45), born in Missouri to Ohio and Indiana-born parents and first married at age 22 is a House Painter renting his house for $15/month and living on South 10th Street, East Caldwell Precinct, Canyon Co., ID. Living with him is his wife, Helen Sovereign (age 44) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 21. Also living there is his unmarried son, Ralph Sovereign (age 18) born in North Dakota to Missouri and Wisconsin-born parents, a Farm Laborer.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on xxx, 1930, shows James M. Wilkey (age 39) born in Arizona to Indiana-born parents and first married at age 30 is a Painter in his Own Shop who is renting his house for $40/month and is living at 1011 North Walnut Avenue, 2nd Ward, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. Living with him are: his wife, Marie Wilkey (age 33) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents and first married at age 24; and his son, John Wilkey (age 7) born in California to Arizona and Iowa-born parents. Also living there is a widowed Lodger, Raymond Johnson (age 39) born in Kentucky to Kentucky and Indiana-born parents, a Laborer in an Oil Field.

The 1932 California Voter Registration dated 1932 shows Orel H. Sovereign is a Democrat and is living at 3236-1/4 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1932 California Voter Registration dated 1932, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Progressive and is living at 3826 Homer Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1932 California Voter Registration dated 1932, shows Dale and Ida Sovereign are now living in the former residence of Orel and Helen at 2726 Cunard St., Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1934 California Voter Registration dated 1934, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Didn't Say and is living at 738 S. Union Avenue, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Francis Marion "Frank" Whittier died October 15, 1935, in a local hospital, Weiser, Washington Co., ID, at age 28.


The Idaho Falls Post Register, Idaho Falls, ID, Wednesday, October 16, 1935

Excessive Speed I  Cause of 3 Deaths

WEISER, Idaho, October 16.

The fatal injuries received by three persons in an automobile accident here Monday night were the result of "excessive speed," it was held today by a Washington county coroner's jury. Those who died following the crash were Ormey Lee, 25; Mrs. Juanita Coulter Watkins, 21, and Frank Whittier, 29, all of Weiser. Lee and Mrs. Watkins were killed almost instantly. Whittier died in a local hospital yesterday. The coupe driven by Whittier collided with a truck in the business section of the city. L. C. Northam, Washington county coroner, said that "investigated indicated that the coupe was traveling at a rate of speed upwards of 70 miles an hour when it crashed into the Taylor truck." The truck was driven by Melvin Taylor of Weiser, who was unhurt. Taylor's wife, who was in the truck, received slight injuries. Funeral arrangements have not been definitely arranged yet.


Janice Marie Wilkey was born August 10, 1936, in Williams, Coconino Co., AZ.


Janice Marie Wilkey Birth Record.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1940, shows Dale M. Sovereign (age 48) born in Nebraska, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School, is a married Building Contractor Owner who owns his home worth $3,000, and is living at 2726 Cunard Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him are: his wife, Ida. M. Sovereign (age 50) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of College; his unmarried son, Dale. M. Sovereign (age 17) born in Oregon, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School; and his married brother, Orel H. Sovereign (age 56) born in Nebraska, and 5 years ago was living in Nampa, Canyon Co., ID, and with 8 years of School, a Building Contractor.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows Helen Sovereign (age 54) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Nampa, Canyon Co., ID, and with 8 years of School, is a married Housekeeper for a Private Family, and is living in upper 3108 S.E. 28th Avenue, City of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1940, shows Vera M. Sovereign (age 25) born in Oregon, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, Canyon Co., ID, and with 3 years of High School, is a divorced Private Secretary for a Life Insurance Company, and who is renting her home for $32/month, and is living at 1620 W. State Street, Boise City, Ada Co., ID. Living with her is an unmarried Lodger, Margarett R. Sinclair (age 25) born in Oregon, and 5 years ago was living in Portland, OR, and with 4 years of High School, a Private Secretary for a Gold Dredging Company.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 30, 1940, shows James Wilkey (age 49) born in Arizona, and 5 years ago was living in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, and with 3 years of High School, is a married Painter of Homes who rents his home for $17/month and is living in West Nampa Pct., Canyon Co., ID. Living with him are: his wife, Marie Wilkey (age 43) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, and with 3 years of High School; his unmarried son, John Wilkey (age 17) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, and with 2 years of High School; and his daughter, Janice Wilkey (age 3) born in Arizona.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 3, 1940, shows Ralph O. Sovereign (age 27) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Weiser, Washington Co., ID, and with 3 years of High School, is a married Truck Driver for a Freight Truck Line who is renting his home for $30/month, and is living at 6120 S.E. Division, City of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Edna M. Sovereign (age 25) born in Oregon, and 5 years ago was living in Weiser, Washington Co., ID, and with 2 years of High School.

James Milton Wilkey and Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey were divorced 1940 - 1946 in Unknown.

James Milton Wilkey and Bethella "Beth" Reel were married 1940 - 1951 in California.

The 1942 California Voter Registration dated August 25, 1942, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Democrat and a Housewife and is living at 4143 MacArthur Blvd., Alameda Co., CA.

The 1946 California Voter Registration dated 1946, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Democrat and is living at 1224 S. Lake Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Helen Maude (Abbey) Sovereign divorced about 1940 in Unknown.

Orel Herbert Sovereign and Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey were married April 17, 1946, in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA.


Orel Herbert Sovereign and Thelma Marie (Robinson) Wilkey Marriage Record.


The 1950 California Voter Registration dated 1950, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Democrat and is living at 1338 12th Avenue, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1952 California Voter Registration dated 1952, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Democrat and is living at 1224 S. Lake Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1954 California Voter Registration dated 1954, shows Mrs. Helen M. Sovereign is a Didn't Say and is living at 1209 S. Lake Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.


The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Wednesday, July 18, 1956

Milladore

Maude Abbey of Los Angeles, Calif., called on Mrs. Mary Krubsack on Thursday, they were school friends and have not seen each other for 60 years.


Orel Herbert Sovereign died April 14, 1968, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 83.


The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, April 14, 1968

SOVEREIGN, O. H. - His home N9025 Division St. Husband of Mrs. Marie Sovereign at the home. Father of Ralph Sovereign, Portland, Ore.; stepfather of Mrs. Janice Zimmerman, San Jose, Calif.; Jay Wilkey, Spokane; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Member of Jefferson St. Christian Church. Funeral services Mon., April 15, 12 noon, GOTHIC CHAPEL of the HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, N1306 MONROE ST. Rev. Paul G. Nance & Rev. James O. Bradford officiating. Burial services Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery.


Thelma Marie (Robinson) (Wilkey) Sovereign died February 21, 1975, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 78. Buried in Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane Co., WA

Helen Maude (Abbey) Sovereign died May 20, 1980, in Pomona, Los angeles Co., CA, at age 94. Buried in Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane Co., WA

Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane Co., WA

Sovereign, Orel Herbert, d/b 4/15/1968, 83y, bur. # 19-507-11
Sovereign, Thelma Marie, d/b 2/25/1975, 78y, bur. # 19-507-21


The Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, Thursday, December 31, 1981

Obituaries

Ralph Sovereign

Funeral for Ralph Orval Sovereign, a retired truck salesman for the Roberts Motor Co., will be at 2:00 p. m. Thursday at the Finley-Sunset Hills chapel. Private interment will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Park. Mr. Sovereign, who was 70, had lived in Portland 20 years. He died Thursday, Dec. 24, at El Centro, Calif. He and his wife, Edna, had moved from Portland about two months ago to make their home in Mesa, Ariz. He was a native of Glen Ullin, N. D., a member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge, and was well known in the Northwest trucking industry. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Jack of El Centro and Allen of Northfield, Minn.; two daughters, Sherry Sanders of Sherwood and Shirley Hinton of Elma, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


The Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, August 23, 1990

EDNA MAY SOVEREIGN

Edna May Sovereign of Sun Lakes, Ariz., a former Portland resident, died of cancer Sunday in a Portland hospice-care center. She was 76. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary. Private burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. She was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Baker. Her maiden name was Rogers. She moved to the Portland area in 1963. Mrs. Sovereign had worked for the Showboat Restaurant in Beaverton for about 10 years before she moved to Arizona in 1981. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Myers of Milwaukie; son, Jack of El Centro, Calif.; stepdaughter, Shirley Hinton of Washington state; stepson, Alan Sovereign of Minneapolis; brother, Bruce Rogers of Baker City; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the Oregon Division of the American Cancer Society.


History of Idaho The Gem Of The Mountains, 1920 Vol. 2 Biographical, H. F. Messecar

OREL H. SOVEREIGN

With administration interests in Caldwell, Orel H. Sovereign is closely connected, having been made chief of the fire department in May, 1917, and also serving as building inspector of the city. He was born at Marysville, Missouri, April 28, 1884, and is a son of Walter and Minerva J. (Haggard) Sovereign. The father was born in Iowa and is now conducting a confectionery story at Beulah, North Dakota. His ancestry can be traced back through three generations in America. The mother is a native of Indiana and she, too, survives, Mr. and Mrs. Sovereign being well known residents of Beulah, North Dakota.

Their son, Orel H. Sovereign, was but three years of age when the family home was established at Central, Nance county, Nebraska, where he attended the common schools. At that time the section of the state in which they lived was a frontier region, much of the land being still unclaimed and uncultivated, while conditions of frontier life existed on every hand. He continued his education to the age of sixteen years and then left school, after which he followed farming for about two years. He later joined Company C of the United States Infantry and was located at Port Leavenworth Kansas. After two years had passed he was made corporal and at the end of the third year he was serving as sergeant, although he had not been officially promoted to that rank. On the completion of his term of enlistment he resumed the occupation of farming but in the meantime pursued a course in electricity, and when he again left the farm he entered the employ of the Union Pacific Railroad as a fireman, remaining in that connection for a brief period. He then went to North Dakota and took up a homestead, on which he lived for five years, after which he sold his farm and turned his attention to the auto livery business at Glen Ullin, North Dakota, continuing there for a year.

Mr. Sovereign arrived in Caldwell in 1912 and here obtained employment as engineer in the fire department. In May, 1917, he was advanced to the position of chief of the department and during his incumbency in the office but one serious fire has occurred. He is also serving as building inspector of the city and has exerted every endeavor to prevent fires. In the case of new buildings he is continually on the job, offering suggestions and in every way doing all within his knowledge to eliminate the possibility of fires. He also inspects all debris and promotes all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of fires. If on private property, the owners or renters are warned about being careless. His method has proven almost one hundred per cent efficient. When Mr. Sovereign first became connected with the department, it was a volunteer system and was proving both very unsatisfactory and very costly to the city. During his administration a paid call system was organized and the hand apparatus which was then in use has been supplanted by a motor engine, which is a triple combination machine, and other up-to-date fire-fighting apparatus. There are ten men in the department. A modern siren has just been installed which cannot be confounded with the school bell.

In 1906 Mr. Sovereign was married to Miss Helen Maud Abbey, a daughter of Charles Abbey, of North Dakota, and they have an interesting little son, Ralph. Mr. Sovereign has always been a resident of the western country and the spirit of western enterprise and progress, which has been the dominant factor in the upbuilding of the great section on this side of the Mississippi, has ever found exemplification in his life. He regards his present duties most seriously, recognizing how much depend upon his care and efficiency, and his labors have been most satisfactory to the city at large.


In 1918, the Walter and Dale Sovereign families were living in Mercer Co., ND.

Fairmount Memorial Park
Spokane County, Washington

Sovereign, Orel Herbert, d/b 4/15/1968, 83y, bur. # 19-507-11
Sovereign, Thelma Marie, d/b 2/25/1975, 78y, bur. # 19-507-21

Worley, James Evans, d/b 10/27/1965, 63y, bur. #19-507-31. He was born June 8, 1902. Died in Spokane, WA.


Oliver county, ND, BLM Records

NAME                             MERIDIAN  TWP    RANGE  SECTION   ACREAGE   TYPE    CASETYPE  DOCID   DATE
SOVEREIGN HERBERT O              05        142 N  087 W  018           80    251101  PA        248492  02/15/1912
SOVEREIGN HERBERT O              05        142 N  087 W  018        39.21    251101  PA        248492  02/15/1912
SOVEREIGN HERBERT O              05        142 N  087 W  018        39.24    251101  PA        248492  02/15/1912


The San Diego Union, San Diego, San Diego Co., C, September 3, 1967

Marriage Revealed

Mr. and Mrs. Earl K. Hinson, El Centro, are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Sandra, to Lt. Jack Sovereign, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sovereign, Portland, Ore. The couple were married in Vancouver, Wash., Church of the Latter-day Saints. The former Miss Hinson graduated from Central Union High School and University of Oregon. Her husband was graduated from University of Oregon. He is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.


The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, April 21, 2000

Juanita "Nita" Wilkey

Memorial service for Juanita "Nita"' Wilkey, 76, will be at 1 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd North Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilkey, who was born in Bliss, Idaho, died Monday. She graduated in 1942 from Aberdeen (Idaho) High School. In 1947 she married John Wilkey in Coeur d'Alene, and they moved to Spokane. Mrs. Wilkey was a homemaker and volunteered at Valley Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Bloomsday, Junior Bloomsday, and for 18 years at Valley General Hospital. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Opportunity Christian Church. Her husband died in 1981. Survivors include two sons, Ken Wilkey of Spokane and Gary Wilkey of Newport, Wash.; a daughter, Ina Lea Kasper of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Bob and Don Becker, both of Dover, Idaho; three sisters, Ella May Chronic and Esther Verwolf, both of Dover, and Hazel Overlan of Samuels, Idaho. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.


The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Baker Co., OR, December 13, 2006

Bruce Rogers

Bruce Wesley Rogers, 95, a longtime Baker County resident, died Dec. 8, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City. At his request, there will be no funeral. Bruce was born on Jan. 16, 1911, on Pleasant Valley Road in Baker to William T. Rogers and Mattie Jane Myers Rogers. He was the third of four children. Bruce was raised and educated in Baker County. In 1937, Bruce married Elsie Dalton, the daughter of Grant and Alice Dalton of North Powder. She died just 12 years later. In 1960, he married Florence Rose, who died in a motor vehicle accident on Pine Creek, just a few years later in 1963. During his life, he farmed at his home in North Powder. He retired from the Baker County Road Department in 1973. Bruce enjoyed working outside, growing flowers and keeping his yard neat. He was a longtime member of the Odd Fellow Lodge, No. 25. His favorite hobby was the sweepstakes. Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contribution may be made to the charity of one's choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.


October 17, 1943

September 9, 1944

Sovereign of Roseville, Warren Co. Ill

Lewis Sovereign b 28 Jan 1832 CAN. d. 7 Oct 1922 m. 31 Aug 1856 Warren Co. Susanna M Gossett b. IN.
c. Walter H. b. Mar 1859 IL/OH m. abt 1877 Minerva J Haggard b. Nov 1859 IN. In 1920 Walter was living in Beulah, ND
George Carlton b. 25 Mar 1862 Warren d. bef 1921. m. 6 May 1885 Rebecca Jane Otto b. 28 Aug 1865 IA d. 12 Jul 1938. In 1920 George's family was living in Fruitland, ID.

Walter’s c.
Leroy Alden (Roy) b. 2 Mar 1879, MO d. 15 Jan 1942 Los Angeles Co. m. 15 Nov 1904 Fullerton Twp., Nance, NE Lillian M Smith b. 16 Mar 1877 IA d. 19 Jul 1965 Los Angeles Co.
In 1904 Leroy was living in Lincoln, NE. In 1920 in Salt Lake City. In 1965 Lillian was living in San Fernando.

Orel Herbert (Chief) b. 28 Apr 1884 MO d. Apr 1968 m. 1906-7 Helen Maude Abbey b. 29 Jun 1885 WI d. 20 May 1980 Riverside Co., CA
In 1930 Orel was living in E Caldwell, ID

Dale Martin b. 23 Sep 1891 NE d. 2 Dec 1948 Los Angeles Co. m. Ida Mae Turner b. 2 Oct 1888 WI, d. 19 May 1964 Los Angeles Co.

Leroy’s c.
Genevieve Theresa b. 8 Dec 1906 NE d. 9 Nov 1982 San Bernardino Co., CA m. Warnock.
Barron b. 1910-1 MN

Orel’s c.
Ralph O. b. 23 Aug 1911 ND d. 24 Dec 1981 Imperial Co. CA
At the time of his death he resided in Mesa, AZ

Dale’s c.
Doudley M b. 1911-2 ND
Dale Martin b. 11 Nov 1922 OR d. 7 Aug 1973 Canoga Park, CA m. Margie Lenore Buzzell b. 28 Mar 1923 CA d. 25 Jan 1990 Los Angeles Co. c. Laura Diane.

George’s c.
Bertha b. 1886 NE m. 23 Oct 1910 Fullerton, Nance, NE George Vaughn b. 22 Aug 1887 NE d. Jun 1964
Bessie m. Charles Green
Ethel m. James Avery Bell
Elsie F b. 1902-3 NE

Bertha’s c.
George E b. 27 Mar 1911 NE d. 23 Nov 2000. At his death he resided in Spokane.
Earl O. b. 23 Jul 1912 NE d. Dec 1980. At his death he resided in Kamiah, ID
Wilson H b. 11 Aug 1913 NE d. 1 Mar 1999

In 1920 the family


Janice Marie (Wilkey) Zimmerman died May 19, 1999, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, at age 62.


The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, Saturday, May 22, 1999

Janice Zimmerman - Spokane

Memorial service for Janice Marie Zimmerman, 62, will be from from 1 to 5 p.m. June 5 at her home. Spokane Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements. A longtime Spokane resident, Mrs. Zimmerman died Wednesday. She was born in Williams, Ariz. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert; two daughters, Linda Zimmerman of Spokane and Donna Mullendore of Nine Mile Falls; two sons, Robert Zimmerman Jr. of Spokane and Stephen Farmer of Tacoma; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Education Center in Spokane.


The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT, Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Frederic Allan Nunley 1931 ~ 2006 Frederic Allan Nunley, 75, passed away July 19, 2006 in a Murray, Utah hospital. He was born May 26, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles and Ona Nelson Nunley. Fred married Rhoda LaRae (Kofford) Perry in Elko, Nevada in 1995. Over the years, Fred was a carrier for NAC and drove a taxicab. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the LDS Church. Survivors: wife, Rhoda; son, Allan Nunley; also two daughters; stepsons, Loyal, Chad, Preston Perry; brothers and sisters, Floyd, Diane, Robert, Roy, Dale, John, Merle. Preceded in death by parents; stepson, Tony Perry; brothers and sisters, Richard, Edith, Bud, Edward, Colleen. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will take place at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 So. Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions for family assistance in care of Rhoda Nunley, which can be sent to Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State, Midvale, Utah 84047.

 

Patricia Frank was born May 20, 1936, in Salt Lake City, UT, and died November 6, 1988, in Utah at age 52. Buried in  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT.

Patricia Frank first married Unknown Hammond.

Unknown Hammond and Patricia Frank were married Unknown.

 

Patricia Frank then married Frederic Allan "Fred" Nunley.

Frederic Allan "Fred" Nunley and Patricia (Frank) Hammond were married February 9, 1980, in Elko, NV.

Frederic Allan "Fred" Nunley then married Rhoda LaRae (Kofford) Perry.

Frederic Allan "Fred" Nunley and Rhoda LaRae (Kofford) Perry were married April 17, 1995, in Elko, NV.

Rhoda LaRae Kofford was married June 9, 1962, in Murray, Salt Lake Co., to Leonald Nielson Perry: Born October 31, 1937, in Myton, Duchesne Co., UT; Died May 16, 1984, in Salt Lake Co., UT (age 46) Buried in Roosevelt City Cemetery, Roosevelt, UT.

 

 

Details For Marriage ID#282114
Groom Last Name: SOVEREIGN
Groom First Name: Ralph
Groom Residence:  
Bride Last Name: SPRAGUE
Bride First Name: Vera
Bride Residence:  
Place: Mountain Home
Date: 21 May 1930
County of Record: Elmore
State: Idaho
Volume: 24
Page: 34

In 1939, Vera M. Soverign (widow of Ralph) was living in Boise, ID. Vera was born in Oregon, and was living in Caldwell, ID, in 1920.