Jessie Antoinette Fisher




Nathan Carlton Burdett DeLano was born October 31, 1852, in Cuba, Alleghany Co., NY,  and died February 10, 1946, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 94. Interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. He is the son of Nathan Capen Delano of Rushford, Alleghany Co., NY, and Maria Richardson of Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT.

Jessie Antoinette Fisher was born March 6, 1859, in Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA, and died January 26, 1891, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID, at age 31. Buried in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, Blaine Co., ID. She is the daughter of Charles Edward Fisher of Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, and Elizabeth Noland of Cole Co., MO.

Nathan Carlton Burdett Delano and Jessie Antoinette Fisher were married August 7, 1883, in Boise, Ada Co., ID.

Nathan Carlton Burdett Delano and Jessie Antoinette (Fisher) Delano had one child:

  1. Delia Belle "Della" DeLano: Born August 4, 1884, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID; Died September 4, 1910, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA (age 26). Buried in Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA. Married December 30, 1906, in Bellevue, Blaine Co., ID, to Hubert Standard Upjohn: Born January 4, 1881, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI; Died March 19, 1965, in Monterey, Monterey Co., CA (age 84). Interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. Hubert then married (2) June 23, 1913, in Unknown to Estelle Adelaide Leach: Born November 11, 1876, in the Village of Ilion, German Flatts Twp., Herkimer Co., NY; Died March 2, 1963, in Monterey, Monterey Co., CA (age 86). Interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. Her parents are George L. Leach of Richfield, Otsego Co., NY, and Emily Beulah Arnold of Richfield, Otsego Co., NY.

After Jessie Antoinette (Fisher) Delano died, Nathan Carlton Burdett Delano married Emma Tracy Schuh.

Emma Tracy Schuh was born July 31, 1872, in the Town of Orleans, Harlan Co., NE, and died July 26, 1957, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 84. Interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. She is the daughter of Johann Michael "John" Schuh of Remmingsheim, Germany, and Mary Reed of Virginia.

Nathan Carlton Burdett DeLano and Emma Tracy Schuh were married 1894 in Idaho.

Nathan Carlton Burdett DeLano and Emma Tracy (Schuh) Delano had three children:

  1. Helen Irene DeLano: Born November 29, 1896, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID; Died March 16, 1984, in Sonoma Co., CA (age 87). Married May 15, 1922, in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA, to John Ernest Bartel Jr.: Born February 14, 1897, in Cucamonga Twp., San Bernardino Co., CA; Died March 22, 1985, in Sonoma Co., CA (age 88).
  2. Bessie Marie DeLano: Born December 30, 1898, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID; Died April 20, 1966, in San Diego Co., CA (age 67). Interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Never married.
  3. Carleton Burdett DeLano: Born December 30, 1898, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID; Died March 4, 1899, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID (age Infant). Buried in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, Blaine Co., ID.



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Jessie Antoinette (Fisher) DeLano is buried in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, Blaine Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Carleton Burdett DeLano is buried in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, Blaine Co., ID. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Delia Belle "Della" (DeLano) Upjohn died September 4, 1910, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 26. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Illustrated History of the State of Idaho, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 1899

Nathan C. Delano is the oldest merchant of Bellevue, when years of active and consecutive connection with business interests are considered, and is a most reliable representative of the commercial welfare of the town. He is now enjoying a large and constantly increasing trade and his prosperity is the reward of his well directed efforts and untiring diligence. A native of New York, he was born in Allegany County, October 31, 1852, and on the paternal side is of French-Huguenot ancestry, while on the maternal side he is of English lineage. Both families were founded in America at an early period in the history of the country, and the great-grandfather Richardson participated in the Revolutionary war, while the grandfather, William Richardson, fought in the war of 1812. Nathan C. Delano, Sr., the father of our subject, married Maria Richardson, daughter of William Richardson. She, too, was a native of the Empire state. Nathan C. Delano, the father of our subject, died in New York state, and five years later his widow married Thomas H. Young. This couple, with their family, crossed the plains in 1849, and for a time resided in Denver, Colorado. They afterward returned to Leavenworth, Kansas, where the father engaged in business for fourteen years, then removed to Texas, and in 1874 came to Idaho, locating near Glenn's Ferry.

Nathan C. Delano, whose name heads this review, was educated in Leavenworth, Kansas, and is a graduate of Bush's Commercial College. He afterward engaged in clerking in Leavenworth and then removed to Texas, where he was engaged in farming. From the Lone Star state he removed to Idaho, taking up lands from the government on Cold Spring creek, eight miles west of Glenn's Ferry. That property he improved and sold, after which he came to Bellevue, where he engaged in the lumber business for a year. He then opened his general mercantile establishment, and with the exception of one brief interval has carried on business in that line continuously since. In 1883 he formed a partnership with H. H. Clay and they were thus associated for fourteen years, the relation proving mutually pleasant and profitable. In 1893 Mr. Delano was elected treasurer of Logan County, and served two years, and was also elected assessor and collector of taxes: but soon after this the County was consolidated with Alturas, and the act which created the new County of Blaine made him collector and assessor of Blaine County. While in office the second year he sold out to his partner, Mr. Clay, and was not connected with the store through 1896. He has also served as treasurer of the city of Bellevue. In 1897 he re-purchased his interest in the store, and has since successfully conducted the mercantile enterprise which he established in 1882. He has a large and well equipped store, and carries a well as-sorted stock of goods in order to meet the varied tastes of the public. His methods are honorable, his manner courteous and obliging and his prices reasonable, and he has thus secured a liberal and lucrative patronage. He also has valuable mining interests in Nevada.

In 1883 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Delano and Miss Jessie Fisher, and their union was blessed with a daughter, Delia. In 1891 the wife and mother was called to her final rest, and in 1894 Mr. Delano was again married, his second union being with Miss E. Church. They also have an interesting little daughter, Helen. Theirs is one of the pleasant and hospitable residences of the town.

In his political views he was formerly a Republican, and gave to the party a stanch support until its policy as a "gold" party was announced. He then withdrew his allegiance, and has since allied himself with the Populist movement, believing that its position on the great financial question best embodies the general good. He is a charter member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and is now financier of that lodge. He is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has filled all the chairs in that order. He ranks very high as a good citizen and reliable merchant, and his sterling worth commends him to the confidence and good will of all.


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 14, 1850, shows William Watson (age 40) born in Ireland with real estate of $150 is a Mason and is living in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. Living with him is Abigail Watson (age 25) born in New York. Also living there are four Watson children, all born in New York: Elizabeth Watson (age 8); Sarah Watson (age 6); Warren Watson (age 4); and Mary J. Watson (age 5/12).

Nathan Carlton Burdett Delano was born October 31, 1852, in Cuba, Alleghany Co., NY.

Jessie Antoinette Fisher was born March 6, 1859, in Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA.

Sarah Arabella "Belle" Watson came to California about 1861.

Charles Edward "Charley" Fisher (age 34) and Sarah Arabella "Belle" Watson (age 19) were married February 9, 1864, in Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 31, 1860, shows C. E.  Fisher (age 40) born in Maryland with personal estate of $800 is a Printer and is living in the 3rd Ward, City of Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA. Living with him are: Sarah A. Fisher (age 25) born in New York, who is Keeping House; Sarah E. Fisher (age 16) born in California; a female, A. B. Fisher (age 1) born in California; Fenwick Fisher (age 44) born in Delaware, a Printer; and Maggie Trainer (age 17) born in Ireland, a Servant.

Fenwick Fisher was born September 20, 1825, in Delaware and died December 31, 1892, in Sonoma Co., Ca, at age 67.

Washington Lemmon’s oldest son, James William Lemmon, came to Utah with the Mormon Battalion. His second son, John, came with the gold rush and went to California. After the family had been in Utah several years a man came to their place and wanted a place in sleep and something to eat. The family lived on the county road and they had that kind of request quite often. This night while they were eating, the man said "I am you son." Tamer, his mother went over to him and turned his sleeve up and there was a scar on his arm and his mother said "Yes, you are my son John." This was a pleasant surprise for the family.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, July 1, 1873

JOHN LEMON, the excelsior manipulator of the ribbons for the Northwestern Stage Co., came in town Sunday morning, and paid his respects to this office. John drives by the side of Sam Job, from La Grande to Cayuse station, over the blue mountains. He said he tore himself away from his lady friends, and everyone else on his beat, and is going to spin around the Basin, and probably over to Owyhee, before he returns. We have endorsed his ticket of leave, giving him the liberties of all the towns during his visit, and commending him to our friends generally. If you don't believe he is a clever fellow just take a spin around with him; or get on the box and let him whirl you over and down the Blue mountains with six-in-hand, charging at the rate of two-forty a minute, and when you have landed safely in port, which you may always be sure of, you will say he is "Some Lemon's" whether or no.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, January 15, 1874

JO KEENY, late division agent on the Umatilla line, has gone east, and our old friend, John Lemmon, who used to ply the whip on the Boise and Idaho City route, has been appointed to the position, and a good appointment it is too.


John Wesley Lemmon and Sarah Arabella "Bella/Belle" (Watson) Fisher were married December 25, 1874, in Boise, Ada Co., ID.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, February 9, 1875

PROMOTED. - John Lemon, well known by many of our people as a scienced manipulator of the ribbons, has been promoted by the North-western Stage Co. to Charley Haines' place, and is now the Division Agent, and his charge of the route between this place and Kelton. He married an estimable lady last fall, and came in from Kelton, bringing Mrs. Lemon with him last Saturday. He intends, however, to return and make his home for Mrs. L. at Rock Creek, while his own time will be over the road to and from that point. The company have a faithful, energetic man in Mr. Lemon, and we wish him success in his new fields of duty.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, June 8, 1875

JOHN LEMON, the gentleman division agent on the Overland stage road is sojourning in town with his lady.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, July 27, 1875

JOHN LEMON, Division Agent on the overland stage road, came into town last night. John says he will not stop here long, probably go back this morning. Of course he will not stop long - his better half is out on the road.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, April 23, 1876

FORMER RESIDENT PASSES

At the examination of the Sunday school of the Episcopal church on Easter Day, the successful competitors for prizes were the Misses Ella Cartee, Mary Cartee, Lizzie Redway and Belle Lemon. All who were examined acquitted themselves well. At the close of the service the offerings of the school were presented, which amounted to $11.80. This sum is to be applied toward the purchasing of a figured window for the chancel.


The Owyhee Avalance, Owyhee, Idaho Territory, November 25, 1876

Overland Road Jottings Payne's Ferry, Nov. 13

Passing over several small streams, some farming land, a great deal of good grazing country and fourteen miles of road, I arrived at Rattle Snake, or "Mountain Home" Station, run by Mrs. John Lemon, wife of the efficient Division Agent in charge of the Northwestern Stage Company's business from Boise City to Kelton. A new and commodious house has been erected and well furnished considering the country, while the table is provided with the best that can be had. This is the point at which the Rocky Bar Stage connects with the Overland and seems to be favored with a considerable amount of business.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, December 30, 1876

MR. JOHN LEMON has been appointed postmaster of the new post office at Mountain Home, Alturas county.


Originating as the Rattlesnake Stage Station, Mountain Home actually owes its upbringing to the Oregon Short Line Railroad. While working to install a line in the area, OSL Railroad officials created the tent town of Tutville in 1882 to house railroad construction workers and traveling pioneers. Eventually, residential and commercial lots were sold for $25, and the new town began to prosper. At the turn of the century, the city boasted several general stores, two weekly newspapers, a school, three churches, two hotels, and an array of merchants and saloons. The city’s ideal shipping location helped secure the town’s presence on the Idaho frontier, and wool was frequently shipped from the site.

The name Tutville was eventually dropped, and the wife of first postmaster, John Lemmon, selected “Mountain Home” after the distant mountains forming the surrounding county’s northern boundary. Ironically, at an elevation of only 3,180 feet, the town isn’t even in the mountains, and the town is frequently the warmest civilized spot in the state. Although once boasting an economy based upon the shipping industry, Mountain Home’s current economy rests prominently upon Mountain Home Air Force Base.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, January 23, 1877

JOHN LEMON, Division Agent on the overland stage road, is in town. He says the roads are good and everything happy in the staging business.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, July 30, 1878

JOHN LEMON, Division Agent on the Overland stage road and proprietor of Mountain Home station was in town last Sunday. He reports travel improving and the road running in good shape. No sign of Indians has been seen on the road for the last six weeks.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1880, shows John Lemmon (age 47) born in Indiana to Tennessee-born parents is a married Contractor and is living at 28 Washington Street, City of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Mrs. J. W. Lemmon (age 40) born in Kentucky to English-born parents, who is in Millinery. Also living there are his two children, both born to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents: Ellen Lemmon (age 11) born in California; and Chas. Lemmon (age 3) born in Idaho Territory. Two others also live in the household.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1880, shows Samuel Blackwell (age 28) born in Arkansas to Tennessee-born parents is a married Farmer and is living in Cold Springs and Bennett Creek, Alturas Co., ID. Living with him is his wife, Mina Blackwell (age 23) born in Minnesota to Doubtful-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are two Boarders: Nathan C. Delano (age 28) born in New York to New York and Vermont-born parents, a Miner; and Frank L. Bird (age 25)  (age 11) born in Iowa to Massachusetts-born parents, a Miner.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1880, shows Aaron Abbe (age 65) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Farmer living in Willamette Slough Precinct, Multnomah Co., OR and was sick on the day of the census taker's visit. Living with him is his wife Abigail Abbe (age 56) born in New York to New York-born parents who Keeps House. Also living there is his daughter Lorinda Abbe ( age 15) born in California to Canadian and New York-born parents. A grandson is also shown: Ch. Lemmen (age 3) born in Idaho Territory to Maine and New York-born parents. An unrelated laborer (age 18) born in Switzerland also lives in the house. Leigh Larson note: Charles Lemmen is the son of Abigail Watson's daughter, Arabella Sarah "Bella" (Watson) (Fisher) Lemmon, who was by then married John Wesley Lemmon.

It appears that after a short residency in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, from about 1878 to 1880, John Wesley Lemmon and his wife, Sarah Arabella "Bella" (Watson) (Fisher) Lemmon, moved back to Idaho Territory, where he resumed his long-time career as a stagecoach driver.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, May 31, 1881

Mr. John Lemon takes the place of Ben. Hill, resigned, as Division Agent on the Umatilla stage road. John is an old hand at the business, and will put you through safe and quick, as long as good roads last.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, September 3, 1882

Miss Mary Anderson, daughter of Benjamin Anderson; Miss Nellie Trotter, daughter of Charles Trotter, and Miss Belle Lemon, daughter of Mrs. John Lemon, will leave Thursday for Salt Lake City at attend Rowland Hall Female Boarding school, which is under the direction of Bishop Tuttle.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, May 29, 1883

Miss Jessie Fisher, a step-daughter of John Lemmon, of this city, returned home on Sunday from Cold Springs, Umatilla county, where she has recently been engaged in teaching school.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, June 19, 1883

Miss Belle Lemmon returned home Sunday morning from Salt Lake City, where she has been attending the Rowland Hall (Episcopal) school. Miss Lemmon was accompanied by Mrs. Baraum, one of the lady teachers of the school, who is a guest of General Cartee.


Nathan Carlton Burdett Delano of Bellevue, Blaine Co., ID, and Jessie A. Fisher of Boise, Ada Co., ID, were married August 7, 1883, in Boise, Ada Co., ID.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, Thursday, August 9, 1883

On Tuesday morning at the residence of J. W. Lemmon, Esq., was the scene of a very quiet wedding, the contracting parties being Mr. N. C. Delano, of the firm of Delano & Clay, of Bellevue, and Miss Jessie Fisher, of Jefferson City, Missouri, who has been visiting Mrs. Lemmon for the past year. The newly married twain took their departure about noon for Wood River, followed by the best wishes of their friends, of whom a limited number were in attendance.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, Thursday, August 9, 1883

On Tuesday morning at the residence of J. W. Lemmon, Esq., was the scene of a very quiet wedding, the contracting parties being Mr. N. C. Delano, of the firm of Delano & Clay, of Bellevue, and Miss Jessie Fisher, of Jefferson City, Missouri, who has been visiting Mrs. Lemmon for the past year. The newly married twain took their departure about noon for Wood River, followed by the best wishes of their friends, of whom a limited number were in attendance.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, November 15, 1883

Mrs. John Lemmon is talking of going to Oakland, California to spend the winter with her brother.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, June 3, 1884

Mr. John Lemmon, Division Agent of the U. I. & O. Stage Line was in the city yesterday. He informs us that Mrs. Lemmon is at Wood river on her way home from California and that she will be at home in a few days.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, Saturday, July 26, 1884

Mrs. J. W. Lemmon and her daughter, Miss Bella Lemmon, arrived here on Thursday morning's stage from Bellevue.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, August 9, 1884

Mr. John Lemmon and family have become permanent residents of Weiser City. Mr. Lemmon has taken charge of the Hall House, which he will hereafter conduct as a first-class hotel.


The Idaho Tri-weekly Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, August 22, 1885

John Lemmon, an old-timer in Idaho, is now running as messenger between Boise City and Winnemucca. A better selection could not have been made.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, July 17, 1886

John Lemon called at the STATESMAN office on his return from the scene of the stage robbery, in Boise county last Monday. The treasury box was found and it had been broken open with a miner's pick by breaking out a portion of the bottom, about three inches wide. The robber had cut off a number of branches of trees and set them around the pile of rocks where he stood completely hidden from view. Owing to the rocky nature of the surrounding ground no tracks could be seen, and no trace of the robbers, except the broken box and cut branches, could be discovered.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, September 28, 1886

Word was received at the Stage Office yesterday that John W. Lemon was probably fatally injured by a run-away team at Sidney, Neb., a few days ago. Mr. Lemon was in the employ of Wells, Fargo & Co. and the Stage Company in Idaho for many years, and only recently was transferred to take charge of a line in Nebraska.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, December 7, 1886

To our great surprise John Lemon, agent of C. O. & I. Stage Company, called on us yesterday looking quite well, fully as well as usual. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


It appears that John Wesley Lemmon worked as a Stagecoach agent in various states, and following the demise of the stage business by the expansion of the railroads, returned to Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. However his wife now appears as a resident of Los Angeles, CA, claiming she is a widow. Since John Wesley Lemmon was still alive and living in Portland, OR, they may have been either separated or divorced by this time.

Mrs. Lemmon sold her Boise, ID, property in March - April of 1890.

Jessie Antoinette (Fisher) DeLano died January 26, 1891, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID, at age 31. Buried in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, Blaine Co., ID.

By 1897, Arabella Lemmon was living in Los Angeles, CA.

On Wednesday, May 18, 1898, Charles F. Lemmon was conferred the degree of D. D. S. at the University of California College of Dentistry, Berkeley, CA.

Bessie Marie DeLano was born December 30, 1898, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID

Carleton Burdett DeLano was born December 30, 1898, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID.

Carleton Burdett DeLano died March 4, 1899, in Belleview, Blaine Co., ID, at age Infant. Buried in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, Blaine Co., ID.

Maxwell's Los Angeles City Directory and Gazetteer of Southern California 1898 shows: Lemmon Arabella (widow J. W.) r. 2120 Oak.

Los Angeles City Directory 1899 shows: Lemmon Arabella (widow J. W.) r. 2120 Oak.


San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA, Volume 87, Number 153, April 22, 1900

WARREN M. WATSON HAS RETIRED FROM BUSINESS

OAKLAND. April 21. - W. M. Watson, who has been the head of the W. M. Watson Company, one of the largest wholesale liquor firms in Oakland, has turned his company into a stock concern, and left this week for the Paris Exposition and a trip around the world, accompanied by his wife. Mr. Watson has disposed of his business to a number of his employes and his nephew. Those who now control the company are: C. T. Lemmon, Mr. Watson's nephew; J. J. Carroll of the Louvre. T. W. Sigourney, who has been the head of the store for many years; L. S. Farr, who has been the head bookkeeper, and P. O'Kane, the chief outside man of the company. Mr. Watson retains only a small Interest. W. M. Watson has 'always been one of the leaders in Oakland business circles and has been at the head and front of all moves for the benefit of the city. He will be gone abroad for more than a year.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1900, shows Orrin Abbey (age 85) born January 1815 in England to English-born parents is a widower and is living in Beaver Dam Precinct, Washington Co., OR. He cannot read or write, and is a Naturalized citizen of unknown immigration date. He is a Boarder living with a Farmer family of six named Hamel. Orrin Abbey was misspelled as Orrin Abber.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1900, shows Charles F. Lemmon (age 22) born June 1877 in Idaho to Massachusetts-born parents is an unmarried Wine Merchant and is lodging at 530 Tenth Street, 5th Ward, City of Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1900, shows Marabella Lemmon (age 51) born September 1848 in Kentucky to Kentucky and Louisiana-born parents with 2 of the 3 children born to her still alive and married for 33 years is a Widowed head of household who owns her home with a mortgage and is living at 2120 Oak Street, 5th Ward, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with her are: her son-in-law, Charles H. Ritchie (age 28) born August 1871 in Michigan to Scottish and New York-born parents, who is in Advertising; and her childless newly-wed daughter, Bella F. Ritchie (age 29) born April 1871 in California to Virginia and Kentucky-born parents. Five Boarders and one Servant are also living in the household.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows John W. Lemmon (age 68) born August 1831 in Illinois to Virginia and Ohio-born parents is a Farmer who owns his farm free of a mortgage and is living in Beaver Dam Precinct, Washington Co., OR.

John Wesley Lemmon died October 23, 1902, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, at age 71.


The Los Angeles Herald, Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, March 5, 1905

Special to The Herald.

OCEAN PARK, March 4. Mrs. Belle Lemmon, president of the Village Improvement society, and one of the best known and popular women in Ocean Park, was today admitted to a health sanitarium at Glendale.


The Los Angeles Herald, Los Angeles, CA, Saturday, March 25, 1905

Special to The Herald.

OCEAN PARK, March 24. Mrs. Belle Lemmon, president of the Woman's Improvement society, has returned from Glendale, where she recently went for medical treatment, and is sojourning with her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Ritchie, at 156 Wadsworth avenue.


Arabella Sarah "Bella" (Watson) (Fisher) Lemmon died December 5, 1905, in Ocean Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 61.


The Los Angeles Herald, Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday, December 6, 1905

BELOVED CLUBWOMAN DIES

Mrs. Arabella Lemmon, for 44 years a Resident of Southern California, Expires at Ocean Park

Special to The Herald.

OCEAN PARK, Dec. 5. - Mrs. Arabella Lemmon, a native of Butler county, Kentucky, 56 years of age, and for forty-four years past a resident of Southern California, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Ritchie, at 156 Wadsworth avenue, today. Mrs. Lemmon was one of the organizers and first president of the Village Improvement society and took an active part in all social enterprises of a public or philanthropic nature. Through her efforts the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, was organized. In Los Angeles Mrs. Lemmon was well known among club women and at the time of her death held membership in the Friday Morning club and the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was also a member of the board of managers of the Y. W. C. A., and vice president of St. Mary's guild of Christ church. The funeral will be held from Christ Episcopal church, Los Angeles, and interment will be in Hollywood cemetery. A son, Dr. C. F. Lemmon of Santa Barbara, and Mrs. C. H. Ritchie are the only surviving relatives.


The Los Angeles Herald, Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 1905

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS

Arabella Lemmon to C. F. Lemmon - Lot 35, block D, Central Beach tract . . Gift


Delia Belle "Della" (Delano) Upjohn died September 4, 1910, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 26. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA.


The San Diego union, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, Monday, September 5, 1910

UPJOHN - In this city, September 4, 1910, Della DeLano Upjohn, wife of H. S. Upjohn of Riverside, Cal., and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan DeLano of San Diego, a native of Idaho, aged 26 years 1 month. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Johnson & Copnnell's chapel, D and Seventh streets, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 o'clock a. m., Rev. C. L. Barnes officiating. Interment at Riverside, Cal.

At the examination of the Sunday school of the Episcopal church on Easter Day, the successful competitors for prizes were the Misses Ella Cartee, Mary Cartee, Lizzie Redway and Belle Lemon. All who were examined acquitted themselves well. At the close of the service the offerings of the school were presented, which amounted to $11.80. This sum is to be applied toward the purchasing of a figured window for the chancel.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows Charles F. Lemmon (age 32) born in Idaho to Illinois and Kansas-born parents is a married General Practice Dentist in his first marriage who is renting his home and is living on Ash Street, City of San Buena Ventura, Ventura Twp., Ventura Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of nine years, Isabel E. Lemmon (age 31) born in California to English Canadian-born parents and in her first marriage, with both of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his two children, both born in California to Idaho and California-born parents: daughter, Jessie V. Lemmon (age 8); and Warren W. Lemmon (age 4).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 4, 1910, shows Nathan C. Delano (age 59) born in New York to New York and Vermont-born parents and in his second marriage is a General Retail Merchant who is renting his home and is living on San Bernardino Road, City of Covina, Rowland Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife of 15 years, Emma T. Delano (age 37) born in Nebraska to German and Virginia-born parents and in her first marriage, with 2 of the 3 children born to her still alive. Also living with him are his two daughters, both born in Idaho to New York and Nebraska-born parents: Helen Delano (age 13); and Bessie Delano (age 11). Also living there is his widowed stepfather: Thomas H. Young (age 92) born in New Jersey to New Jersey-born parents.

The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Charles Fisher Lemmon (age 41) born June 13, 1877, is a self-employed Dentist and is living at 120 W. Haley, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA. His nearest relative is Mrs. Isabelle Lemmon.


The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, December 28, 1919

FORMER RESIDENT PASSES

Mrs. C. H. Ritchie Dies at Home in Pasadena, California.

Friends in the city have received the news of the death of Mrs. C. H. Ritchie of Pasadena, who will be remembered by pioneers of the city as Belle Lemon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lemon. Mr. Lemon was connected with the stage line in the early days. Speaking of her death a Pasadena paper says:

Many Pasadenans will learn with keen regret of the death yesterday of Mrs. C. H. Ritchie of 2095 East Colorado street. Though prominent in women's club life of southern California, she had not taken a very active interest in that work in the short time she had lived here, and is probably best known locally because of being director of the Pasadena Food Center during the war. She gave so generously of her time and energies for wartime purposes here and as a speaker in other parts of the Southland that her health failed and for several months she has been rapidly failing. Mrs. Ritchie was more prominent in club life while living at Santa Monica and Venice than since moving to Pasadena two years ago. She was chairman of the district Federation of Women's clubs, an active member and official of the Sunshine club, was a past president of the first district of California Congress of Mothers and P. T. A. of which she was parliamentarian at the time of her death. She was a member of the Shakespeare club and active in the work of the department of science of government.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 5, 1920, shows Charles F. Lemmon (age 42) born in Idaho to Illinois and Missouri-born parents is a married Dentist with his Own Office who is renting his home and is living at 120 West Haley Street, 5th Ward, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Isabel E. Lemmon (age 40) born in California to English Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in California to Idaho and California-born parents: daughter, Jessie V. Lemmon (age 18); and Warren W. Lemmon (age 14).

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 5, 1920, shows Nathan Delano (age 68) born in New York to United States and Vermont-born parents is Not Employed who owns his home with a mortgage and is living at 3025 Margarita Street, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Emma T. Delano (age 45) born in Nebraska to German and Virginia-born parents. Also living with him are his two unmarried daughters, both born in Idaho to New York and Nebraska-born parents: Helen Delano (age 23), a Stenographer at an Oil Company; and Bessie Delano (age 21), a Music Teacher. Also living there is his widowed mother-in-law: Mary Davis (age 67) born in Virginia to Virginia-born parents.

John Ernest Bartel Jr. and Helen Irene DeLano were married May 15, 1922, in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.


John Ernest Bartel Jr. and Helen Irene Delano Marriage documents.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Dr. Charles F. Lemmon (age 51) born in Idaho to Illinois and Missouri-born parents is a married Dentist on his Own Account who owns his home worth $15,000 and is living at 2325 Wellington Avenue,  5th Ward, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Isabelle Lemmon (age 51) born in California to English Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in California to Idaho and California-born parents: daughter, Jessie Lemmon (age 28), a School Teacher; and Warren Lemmon (age 24), an Artist on his Own Account.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 14, 1930, shows Nathan C. Delano (age 77) born in New York to New York and Vermont-born parents and first married at age 30 is Not Employed owns his home worth $8,000 and is living at 2139 Alma Street, San Pedro District, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Emma T. Delano (age 56) born in Nebraska to German and Virginia-born parents and first married at age 22. Also living with him is his unmarried daughter, Bessie M. Delano (age 30) born in Idaho to New York and Nebraska-born parents, a Teacher at a Main School. Also living there is his widowed mother-in-law: Mary C. Davies (age 79) born in Virginia to Virginia-born parents.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows John E. Bartel (age 43) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School, is married who is renting his home for $30/month and is living at 944 West 46th Street, 7th Ward, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him are: his wife, Helen I. Bartel (age 43) born in Idaho, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, a Stenographer for Tents and Outing Equipment; his unmarried son, Ernst R. Bartel (age 16) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School; his married father-in-law, Nathan C. De Lano (age 88) born in New York, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; his married mother-in-law, Emma T. De Lano (age 68) born in Nebraska, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; and his unmarried sister-in-law, Bessie M. De Lano (age 42) born in Idaho, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School.

In 1941, Warren Lemmon was still an Artist living with his parents in Santa Barbara, CA.

Charles Fisher Lemmon was born June 13, 1877, in Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory, and died April 20, 1948, in Unknown at age 70. He is the son of John Wesley Lemmon: Born August 15, 1831, near Quincy, Adams Co., IL; Died October 23, 1902, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (age 71), and Arabella Sarah Watson: Born September 14, 1847, in New York; Died December 15, 1905, in Ocean Park, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 58). Charles married about 1901 in California to Isabel Edith Matheson: Born June 29, 1879, in California; Died December 21, 1940, in Santa Barbara Co., CA (age 71).

Jessica V. "Jessie" Lemmon: Born January 2, 1902, in San Francisco., CA; Died Unknown. Went to Hawaii in 1930, and probably again in 1933. She was an unmarried Teacher in Santa Barbara 1930 - 1932. Jessica Rea died February 1983 in Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI, at age 81. By 1941, her name was Jessica Rea and had a child, Charles Rea (born about 1938). In 1939, Jessica Rea (age 36), her husband, Charles Rea (age 53), and their son, Charles P. Rea (age 2), sailed back from Los Angeles to Honolulu. By August 23, 1933, Charles and Jessica were already married. In 1948, Jessica L. Rea (born 1/2/03) and Charles Pedric Rea (born 4/29/37) flew from Honolulu to San Francisco. Charles Pedric Rea was working for the FMC Corporation in 11985. Charles D. Rea.

Charles D. Rea may have been born August 29, 1885, in Southwest Harbor, ME (possibly Tremont, Hancock Co., ME). By 1920, he was already married to Jessie Rea (born December 18, 1890, in Beaver Dam, WI) and had a son, James Rea (born April 2, 1916, in Honolulu, HI), and lived in Eluli, Kauai.

In 1910, Charles D. Rea (age 26) was an unmarried Supt. of Schools and was living in Southwest Harbor, Hancock Co., ME. He is also listed in the 1910 Federal Population Census as living in Lahaina Town, Maui Island, HI.

James Buchanan Rea was born April 2, 1916, in Hawaii and died September 21, 1995, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78. Mother's maiden name was Buchanan.


THE HISTORY OF WASHINGTON LEMMON

Written by Florence Lemmon Burningharn

Among the pioneers who came to Utah and settled in Salt Lake Valley, there were few who lived so long and participated so actively in the work of building up the state as Washington Lemmon. For almost a century he watched the United States grow from a small sparsely settled country, bounded on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and on the West by the Mississippi River, to become a large powerful nation that extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the West and from Canada to Mexico. He was born at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, October 6, 1806 and lived there until 1812 when his father took his family and moved to Indiana. His mother died in Indiana. His father, having a family of small children to take care of, soon found himself another wife. He married Amy Rawlins, 2 April 1818 at Poali, Orange County, Indiana and later moved to Harrison County, Indiana. Washington Lemmon married Tamer Stephens August 31, 1826, Harrison County, Indiana. They were both 19 years old, They were very poor. They had only half of a bake skillet to cook with. Their first two children were born at Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana. In 1828 Washington's father moved to Adams County, Illinois and perhaps he wrote to his son or sent him word that this new country was a land of opportunity because in 1830 Washington took his family and moved to Adams County, Illinois. He acquired a farm near Quincy and worked hard to develop it into one of the best farms in that neighborhood. He lived there for twenty years and ten of his children were born there. Washington Lemmon first heard the message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from David Evans, the late Bishop of Lehi, Utah County, Utah. His wife Tamer, was baptized by Jacob Meyers, October 1840 and Washington was baptized by David Evans, March 1841. He became a personal friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith and other leaders of the Church. He was in the Church in the early days of its existence at Nauvoo, Illinois and in Missouri. He took part in those troublesome times, building up and developing the Church, strengthening its membership and aiding in the erection of building for its work. He was a carpenter and he helped build the Nauvoo Temple. In 1844, when the Prophet Joseph Smith was killed, Washington was in Indiana preaching the gospel and campaigning for Joseph Smith to be the next president of the United States, In 1850 he moved his family to Council Bluff, Iowa, where the headquarters of the Church was at that time, it being known as Winter quarters. He spent two years there getting ready to make the trip across the plains. Washington Lemmon and his family came to Utah in the Captain Jolly Company, which was one of the 21 companies of Mormon emigrants that crossed the plains in 1852. Each company having about 50 wagons. The Jolly Company had about 340 souls. They left the Missouri River June 11, 1852 and arrived in Salt Lake Valley September 10, 1852. They crossed the plains in covered wagons. The boys, Leander and Alfred, drove the cattle and when they arrived in Utah they said, "Their feet were so tough a prickly pear could not stick in them, " When they desired butter they would put the cream in the churn and the jar of the wagon would churn the cream to butter. Washington’s oldest son, James William Lemmon, came to Utah with the Mormon Battalion. His second son, John, came with the gold rush and went to California. After the family had been in Utah several years a man came to their place and wanted a place in sleep and something to eat. The family lived on the county road and they had that kind of requests quite often. This night while they were eating the man the man said "I am you son." Tamer, his mother went over to him and turned his sleeve up and there was a scar on his arm and his mother said "Yes, you are my son John." This was a pleasant surprise for the family. The family settled on Dry Creek southeast of Sandy. In the winter Of 1833 Henry Bowden went out by Sandy looking for some of his cattle. A terrible snow storm came up and he lost his way. Washington Lemmon found him nearly froze and wandering around in the snow. He took him to his place and Henry always said, "If it had not been for Washington Lemmon he would have frozen to death. They became very good friends and both of them lived in Millcreek Ward. The career which Washington made for himself marked him as one of the most qualified pioneers who came to Utah. He saw Utah grow from a wilderness to one of the most flourishing and prosperous states in the West. He aided in bringing its agricultural resources up to the present standards. The family moved to Millcreek (it is now 4338 Highland Drive) in the spring of 1853. Washington built his own home including all the doors and the windows and many pieces of furniture. It was a large farm which was used mostly for raising grain, alfalfa and a large fruit orchard. Many of the trees he budded and developed until he had most all kinds of fruit suitable to the Utah climate. He also had good gardens and all kinds of small fruit. He raised bees and sold honey. At different times he had herds of sheep, cattle and horses. He had flocks of chickens, geese, and turkeys which all farmers had for their own use. Washington was about six feet tall and weighed about two hundred pounds. He had brown hair, a high forehead, and blue eyes, He was rail and straight, a very good looking man. He never drank intoxicating drinks or used tobacco. He rode horseback after he was ninety years old. He was a prominent worker in the Church of his choice and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all the members who knew him. He was known as a man of integrity and unrighteousness. He was counselor to Bishop Miller of Millcreek Ward 1859 - 1882 when Bishop Reuben Miller died he was ordained a High Priest the 26 March 1856 by David Pettegrew, Cottonwood organization of High Priests, Bishop Reuben Miller President. He was ordained a Patriarch 30 March 1884. He received his Patriarchal Blessing from Hyrum Smith (brother of the Prophet) and he was told he was of the tribe of Levi. He died October 2, 1902 at the age of 96 years. The funeral service was held in the Millcreek Ward House, Sunday October 5, 1902. The speakers were Apostle Hyrum M. Smith, Bishop J. C. Hamilton of Mill Creek and U. G. Miller of Murray. The remains were interred in Mill Creek Cemetery. He was survived by nine children, forty-two grand children, sixty-six great grand children, and a number of great great grand children, making five generations.

Sources of information:

1. Biographical Record of Salt Lake and Vicinity

2. Special Correspondence to Newspaper

3. Lemmon family by Francis Marion Lemmon,

4. Life of Washington by Mabel Lemmon.


Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA March 20, 1965 p1,2
Hubert Standard Upjohn of Carmel died yesterday afternoon in a local hospital after a brief illness. A well-known educator in California for many years, he had lived in retirement in Carmel since 1943. Mr. Upjohn was born Jan. 4, 1881, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was graduated from Kalamazoo College and the University of Chicago. He taught school in Michigan, Idaho, and California, and served as principal of South Pasadena High School. In 1916, he became assistant superintendent of the Los Angeles County Schools and later superintendent. In 1931 he retired and for two years traveled in the United States and Europe. In 1933 he left retirement to take the superintendent of the Long Beach school system. He served in that capacity for three years until his second retirement in 1936. Then followed more years of travel and book collecting in this country and in Europe. In 1943 he and Mrs. Upjohn moved to Carmel where he was free to spend time among the books in his large library which they had been collecting for years. For a time he served on the book selection board of the Carmel library. His home was on Ridgewood road. His wife, Estelle Upjohn, died March 2, 1963. Mr. Upjohn is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Janet) McKelvey, and a son, Richard D. Upjohn, both of Carmel; two brothers, Dr. Lawrence N. Upjohn of Kalamazoo and Carol U. Upjohn of Ramona, Calif.; five grandchildren, Richard McKelvey and Mrs. Ellen Weyrauch, both of San Francisco, Mrs. Janet Greable of Logan, Utah, and Laurence R. and Nancy L. Upjohn, both of Carmel; and four great grandchildren. Private family services will be held today at 5 p.m. at the Little Chapel by-the-Sea in Carmel. Friends wishing to make gifts in memory of Mr. Upjohn may do so in the form of donations to the Carmel Foundation, Carmel.
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