Zellah Lenora Sims




Louis Robert Killian was born February 16, 1887, in Wahoo, Saunders Co., NE, and died August 10, 1962, in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, at age 75. He is the son of Johann K. "John" Killian of Janovice, Bohenia (Austria), and Mary "Kate" Hajek of Austria. Mr. (John) Killian was married in 1878 to Miss Mary Hajek, who passed away in 1887 and was buried at Wahoo. She was the mother of four children: Victoria, who is employed in the mail order department of the Killian Brothers store at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; James, who is treasurer of the Cedar Rapids store and is also interested in a store at Norfolk, Nebraska, owned by A. L. Killian & Company; Anna, the wife of George Lamonthe, residing near Cedar Bluffs; and Louis, who now owns the store in Cedar Bluffs. In November, 1888, our subject was again married, Miss Oilie Brokaw becoming his wife. She passed away eighteen years later and was buried at Cedar Bluffs, In November, 1908, Mr. Killian was united in marriage to Miss Clara Block.

Zellah Lenora "Lenore" Sims: Born June 28, 1890, in Jefferson, Greene Co., IA; Died after 1947 in Unknown. She is the daughter of George E. Sims of Mount Pleasant Twp., Racine Co., WI, and Loretta Jane "Etta" Blake of the Borough of Bloody Run, Bedford Co., PA. She was a member of the Hollywood Country Club in 1930. She was living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., in 1934. Lenore was a very good golfer.

Louis Robert Killian and Zellah Lenora "Lenore" Sims were married Wednesday, June 1, 1910, in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

Louis Robert Killian and Zellah Lenora "Lenore" (Sims) Killian had one child:

  1. Wilmer Robert Louis Killian: Born March 8, 1913, in Cedar Bluffs, Saunders Co., NE; Died July 19, 1987, in Carthage, Moore Co., NC (age 74). Buried in Cross Hills Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co., NC. Married to Madeline Pauline O'Connor: Born May 1, 1915, in Jasper, Pipestone Co., MN; Died February 22, 2006, at St. Joseph Of The Pines Health Center, Southern Pines. Moore Co., NC (age 90). Buried in Cross Hills Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co., NC.

Louis Robert Killian and Zellah Lenora "Lenore" (Sims) Killian were divorced 1925 in Des Moines, IA.

Louis Robert Killian then married about 1925 to Lutie Frances (Hood) O' Brien.

Lutie Frances Hood was born November 10, 1894, in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, and died September 5, 1985, at St. Therese Nursing Home, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 90. Buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Shorewood, Hennepin Co., MN. She is the daughter of William S. Hood (born June 1, 1869; died March 19, 1930) of Tennessee, and Frances Margaret "Frankie" Richard (born March 11, 1869; died December 23, 1959) of Minnesota. Her parents were divorced when her father died. France's father was born in France, and her mother in Germany.

John Edward O'Brien was born February 21, 1888, in Viele, Lee Co., IA, and died January 2, 1955, in Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 66. He is the son of John H. O'Brien of New York, and Mary Ennis of Wisconsin.

John Edward O'Brien and Lutie Frances Hood were married July 4, 1924, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

John Edward O'Brien and Lutie Frances (Hood) O'Brien had no children.

John Edward O'Brien and Lutie Frances (Hood) O'Brien were divorced November, 1925, in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.

John Edward O'Brien then married Alta Unknown.

Alta Unknown was born August 3, 1891, in Nebraska, and died April 7, 1969, in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 77..

Louis Robert Killian and Lutie Frances (Hood) O' Brien were married about 1924 in Mason City, IA.

Louis Robert Killian and Lutie Frances (Hood) (O' Brien) Killian had no children.

Louis Robert Killian and Lutie Frances (Hood) (O' Brien) Killian were divorced.

Zellah Lenora "Lenore" (Sims) Killian then married Albert Bruce Scott.

Albert Bruce Scott was born September 1, 1888, in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI, and died March 3, 1976, in Orange Co., CA, at age 87.

Albert B. Scott and Grace Edna (Warren) Salicetti (Born August 3, 1910, in San Diego Co., CA; Died August 26, 1987, in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA) were divorced July, 1932, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Floyd Earl Cummings and Grace Edna (Warren) (Salicetti) Scott were married July 24, 1933, in Los Angeles Co., CA.

Albert Bruce Scott and Zellah Lenora "Lenore" (Sims) Killian were married 1932 - 1933 in California.

Albert Bruce Scott and Zellah Lenora "Lenore" (Sims) (Killian) Scott had no children.

Lutie Frances (Hood) (O' Brien) Killian then married Edward Henry Fitzgerald.

Edward Henry Fitzgerald was born May 18, 1878, in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA, and died November 21, 1959, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 81. Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Esther Alice Blade was born February 12, 1894, in New York, and died July 27, 1943, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 49. Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She is the daughter of Eric J. Blade of Dalarnas lan, Sweden, and Anna L. Ersdotter of Sweden.

Edward Henry Fitzgerald and Esther Alice Blade were married October 25, 1927, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Edward Henry Fitzgerald and Esther Alice (Blade) Fitzgerald had no children.

Edward Henry Fitzgerald and Lutie Frances (Hood) (O' Brien) Killian were married September 22, 1947, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Edward Henry Fitzgerald and Lutie Frances (Hood) (O' Brien) (Killian) Fitzgerald had no children.




TIMELINE

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1860 shows Elizabeth Taylor (age 59) born in Pennsylvania is a Tailoress with real estate worth $50 and personal estate worth $100 living in Hopewell Twp., Bedford Co., PA. Living with her are three Taylors, all born in Pennsylvania: Susan H. Taylor (age 23); Ambrose K. Taylor (age 18) a Farm Laborer; and James H. Taylor (age 14). Also living there is Phoebe Ann Davis (age 21) born in Pennsylvania.

Charles Edward "Charley" Hutchins was born May 6, 1861, in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL.

Brittania Frances Terbush was born March 28, 1864, in Galesburgh, IL.

George E. Sims was born April 5, 1865, in Mount Pleasant Twp., Racine Co., WI.

Loretta Jane "Etta" Blake was born February 12, 1868, in the Borough of Bloody Run, Bedford Co., PA.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1870 shows Charles T. Blake (age 35) born in Pennsylvania with real estate of $5,000 and personal estate of $300 is a Hotel Keeper living in Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Sarah A. Blake (age 37) born in Pennsylvania. Also living with them are their children, all born in Pennsylvania: Mazy Blake (age 12); Salome Blake (age 11); Harriet Blake (age 9); Berdine Blake (age 7); and Loretta Blake (age 5).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 20, 1870 shows Jno. Sims (age 36) born in New York with real estate worth $6,400 and personal estate of $1,300 is a Farmer living in Mount Pleasant Twp., Racine Co., WI. Living with him is Adelie Sims (age 32) born in New York, who is Keeping House. Five Sims children are also living there: Addie Sims (age 14) born in New York; Libby Sims (age 11) born in New York; Jno. Sims (age 8) born in New York; Geo. Sims (age 5) born in Wisconsin; and Carrie Sims (age 1/12) born in Wisconsin. A Domestic and a Farm Laborer also live in the household.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1880 shows Charles T. Blake (age 45) born in Pennsylvania of Maryland-born parents is a Hotel Keeper lining in Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. Living with him is his wife Sarah A. Blake (age 47) who is a Landlady born in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania-born parents. Their unmarried children are also there: Birtie H. Blake (age 14) born in Pennsylvania; Ettie Blake (age 12) born in Pennsylvania; James Blake (age 9) born in Iowa; and Charles Blake (age 7) born in Iowa. Also living there is their married daughter; Hattie Mahaney (age 18) born in Pennsylvania and her husband, Hilary Mahanay (age 26) a blacksmith born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. Two servants and one boarder also live there.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 14, 1880 shows John Sims (age 46) born in New York to New York-born parents is a Farmer living in Mount Pleasant Twp., Racine Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Adelia Sims (age 41) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Two Sims children are also living there, born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents: George Sims (age 15); and Gesse Sims (age 10). They live next to Taylor's Orphan Asylum.

Charles Edward "Charley" Hutchins and Brittania Frances Terbush were married December 7, 1884, in Atlantic, Cass Co., IA.

The 1885 Iowa State Census shows Charles Blake (age 60) born in Pennsylvania is a married Hotel Keeper and is living at Main and Vine Streets, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. Also living there are: Sarah A. Blake (age 53) born in Pennsylvania, who does Housekeeping; Burdin Blake (age 19) born in Pennsylvania, an unmarried Harness Maker; Etta Blake (age 17) born in Pennsylvania, an unmarried Housekeeping Worker; James Blake (age 14) born in Greene Co., IA; and Charles Blake Jr. (age 11) born in Greene Co., IA.

Albert Bruce Scott was born September 1, 1888, in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.

George E. Sims and Loretta Jane "Etta" Blake were married October 3, 1888, in Jefferson, Greene Co., IA.


George E. Sims and Loretta Jane "Etta" Blake Marriage Record.


Zellah Lenora "Lenore" Sims was born June 28, 1890, in Jefferson, Greene Co., IA.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows George E. Sims (age 31) born in Wisconsin is living in the 1st Ward, City of Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. Also living there are: Etta J. Sims (age 26) born in Greene Co., IA; Zellah Sims (age 4) born in Greene Co., IA; and Lizzie Sims (age 20) born in Germany.

Brittania Frances (Terbush) Hutchins died October 9, 1897, in Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, at age 33. Buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Grove Twp., Cass Co., IA.


The Daily Atlantic, Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, Saturday, October 9, 1897

Died.

Mrs. Chas. Hutchins, of Des Moines, who has been visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Terbush, for some time past took sick and died this morning. She leaves a husband to mourn her untimely departure. The time of the funeral services have not been arranged but will possibly be Monday.


The Daily Atlantic, Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, Monday, October 11, 1897

The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Chas. Hutchins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Terbush, were held at the Congregational church this afternoon, Rev. E. S. Hill preaching the sermon. The mayor, clerk and city council attended in a body. Interment was made in the Atlantic cemetery.


The Daily Atlantic, Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, Tuesday, October 12, 1897

Obituary.

Mrs. C. E. Hutchins was laid to rest in the silent city yesterday afternoon, followed thither by a large company of admiring friends and relatives. She died Oct. 9, at the family home on Chestnut street The funeral services were held at the Congregational church, conducted by the pastor, E. S. Hill. The music was very appropriate and tender and the flowers abundant and tastefully arranged. One beautiful piece was the gift of the Endeavor society of which Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins were members until their removal to Des Moines. Since their return to Atlantic her health has been poor and her death was not a great surprise to her friends. Mrs. Hutchins was a sweet and gentle christian woman, greatly loved by all who knew her. She, with her husband, became a member of the Congregational church in  this city in 1892. Their membership has latterly been in Plymouth church of Des Moines. Her brother, Mr. Earnest Terbush, of Chicago, and her sister, Mrs. Malone, of Wiota, are the remaining children of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Terbush, and were present at the funeral with many other relatives. She has left a sweet memory behind her to enrich the lives of those who are left to mourn her loss.


George E. Sims and Loretta Jane "Etta" (Blake) Sims were divorced by 1898.

Charles Edward "Charley" Hutchins and Loretta Jane "Etta" (Blake) Sims were married April 26, 1898, in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, being the second marriage for each.


The Jefferson Souvenir, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Saturday, June 10, 1899

Personal and Social.

Mrs. Etta Hutchins and children, of Carson, are here visiting at the parental C. T. Blake home. They expect to remain for a fortnight.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1900 shows Chas. E. Hutchins (age 39) born May 1861 in Illinois to Kentucky-born parents is a Hardware Salesman renting his home in the Town of Carson, Carson Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA. Living with him is wife Anna Hutchins (age 31) born February 1869 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who has been married for 13 years, with both of the children born to her still alive. Also living there: step-daughter, Lenore Sims (age 9) born June 1890 in Iowa to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania-born parents; and daughter, Helen Hutchins (age 1) born February 1899 in Iowa to Illinois and Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on July 2, 1900 shows George E. Simms (age 35) born April 1865 in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is a divorced Operator boarding in Boiling Springs Pct., Cherry Co., NE. Boarding with him is Lenora Simms (age 10) born June 1889 in Iowa to Wisconsin and Iowa-born parents.


The Jefferson Souvenir, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Saturday, July 12, 1902

Mr. George Sims and little daughter were guests a part of last week and this with friends in Jefferson and Greene county. Mr. Sims is agent at the station at Cody, Nebraska, where he has been located most of the time since leaving Jefferson four years ago.

Mrs. Etta Hutchins and children, of Council Bluffs, are guests at the parental Blake home this week.


George E. Sims died December 26, 1902, in the Village of Cody, Cherry Co., NE, at age 37. Buried in Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine Co., WI.


The Jefferson Souvenir, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Saturday, January 3, 1903

GEORGE E. SIMS DEAD

Passed Away Suddenly While on Duty Last Friday.

George E. Sims, formerly a well known resident of Jefferson, died suddenly of heart disease last Friday night at Cody, Nebraska, where he has been night telegraph operator on the F., E. & M. V. for sometime. A letter to Jefferson friends from the parties where he boarded stated that he left the home for the depot bout 8:40 in the evening. At eleven o'clock a train came through and stopped for orders, and the conductor found George dead in his chair by the telegraph instrument. George is an old Greene county boy and many people will sorrow to learn of his untimely end. His body was taken to Racine, Wisconsin, the home of his parents, for burial. His daughter Zella attended the funeral, later returning to this city.


The Jefferson Souvenir, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Saturday, January 10, 1903

GEORGE E. SIMS

Former Jefferson Man Dies At His Post of Duty in Nebraska.

The Cow Boy, a newspaper published at Cody, Nebraska, gives the following account of the death of George E. Sims: The people of Cody were surprised and shocked, on last Saturday morning, December 27, 1902, on learning of the death of George E. Sims, night operator in the employ of the F. E. and M. V. company at this place. Mr. Sims went on duty in the station at the usual hour, apparently in the same state of health that he has been in for a long time, on Friday evening. Sometime between 10 and 11 o'clock, the night coal heaver went down from the coal shed and sat and talked with him as usual. At or near 12 o'clock an extra freight train arrived from the east with conductor Wishart in charge. The conductor went into the depot and found Mr. Sims upon his back, his arms folded and was apparently asleep. The conductor laid his hand upon him with the remark: "Come, old man, it is time you were up." Receiving no reply he took hold of one hand and discovered that the member was cold and stiff, and the conductor realized that he had died at his post of duty, apparently without a struggle. Evidently Mr. Sims had crawled upon the counter as was his custom to take a nap between trains; and that death silently fell upon him while he was asleep. Let us believe that death brought more peace than Mr. Sims enjoyed in life, as he had been in poor health for a long time. But notwithstanding the almost constant physical suffering that bore daily, his life was such as to make every man, woman and child who knew him in Cody, or the country around his true friend. Deep regret was felt by all at his sudden death, He was a man, every inch of him. On learning of Mr. Sims' death, Superintendent McFarlane sent the following dispatch:

OMAHA, Dec. 27, 1902.

W. A. MORGAN, Agent, Cody:

My heartfelt sympathy to the relatives and friends of George E. Sims, who died at his post.  regret the loss not only of an able, obliging fellow employee, but a friend.

Your Sincerely,

W. P. McFARLANE, Supt. Telegraph.

Mr. Morgan informs us that Supt. Harman also sent a message expressing the same kind feeling of regret and sympathy. Mr. Harman also sent messages conveying transportation to all near relatives of Mr. Sims to visit his home in Racine, Wis., to which place the remains were transported, leaving here Sunday morning, accompanied by E. C. Cole. He was also provided with transportation to and from Racine. We often hear of soulless railroad corporations, but all this proves to the Cow Boy that the officials of railroads have the same kindly feeling for their fellow man as other people do. Mr. Sims had served in his official capacity at Cody for almost five years, with equal justice to the public and the company, so that each regret his calling home.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows Charles E. Hutchins (age 48) born in Illinois to South Carolina and New York-born parents is a Commercial Hardware Traveler owning his own home free of a mortgage and living at 3316 Lincoln Blvd., 9th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Living with him is his second wife of 12 years, Etta J. Hutchins (age 40) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, with both of the children born to her still living, and is on her second marriage. His unmarried children living at home: Dellah L. Hutchins (age 18) born in Iowa to Illinois and Iowa-born parents; and Helen M. Hutchins (age 11) born in Iowa to Illinois and Pennsylvania-born parents.


The Sunday World-Herald, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, Sunday, May 29, 1910

AFFAIRS OF THE SOCIAL WORLD

Last week has been an unusually busy one with a continual round of luncheons, matinee parties and bridge parties for numerous June brides until the poor little brides will be all worn out before the wedding day comes. Some refuse all invitations within two weeks of the wedding, preferring this to looking tired for this most important day. Wednesday is the favored day of the week, and on Wednesday, June 1, there are four weddings. The two largest will be that of Miss Louise Peck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Peck to Mr. Denise Barkalow, and that of Miss Marion Connell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Connell to Mr. Isaac Raymond, jr., of Lincoln. The wedding of Miss Edith Carson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Carson to Jesse Rogers and Miss Lenore Hutchins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hutchins to Mr. Milliom will also take place on that day.


Louis R. Killian and Zellah Lenora "Lenore" Sims were married Wednesday, June 1, 1910, in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

Wilmer Robert Louis "William" Killian was born March 8, 1913, in Cedar Bluffs, Saunders Co., IA. Mother: Lenore Killian.

Wilmer Robert Louis "William" Killian was born March 8, 1913, in Cedar Bluffs, Saunders Cop., NE, and died July 19,1987, in Carthage, Moore Co., NC, at age 74. He is the son of Louis A. Killian and Lenore (Sims) Killian. Both Lenore and Robert lived in Los Angeles, CA, in August 1930, when they traveled to Hawaii, and his name was given as Robert Killian, with the same birth date.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 3, 1920, shows Charles E. Hutchins (age 58) born in Illinois to New York and South Carolina-born parents is a Commercial Salesman living at 501 South Farnam, 9th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Living with him is his wife, Etta Hutchins (age 48) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. His unmarried daughter living at home: Helen Hutchins (age 20) born in Iowa to Illinois and Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a News Paper Stenographer.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 7, 1920, shows Louis Killian (age 33) born in Nebraska to Bohemian-born parents is a Retail Department Store Manager who owns his home with a mortgage and is living at 615 Sixth Street, N. W., 2nd Ward, town of Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA. Living with him are: his wife, Lenore Killian (age 28) born in Iowa to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania-born parents; and his son, Wilmer Killian (age 6) born in Nebraska to Nebraska and Iowa-born parents.

The 1920 City Directory for Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, shows Charles E. Hutchins is a Salesman for Lee Coit Andreeson Hardware Company, and is residing at 216 S. 24th Street. Also living there is Helen M. Hutchins, a Stenographer for the Nebraska Farm Journal. Etta Hutchins is not shown living there.

The 1923 City Directory for Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, shows Charles E. Hutchins is a Salesman for Lee-Coit-Andreeson Hardware Company, and is living at the Hamilton Hotel. Etta Hutchins is not shown living there.

Charles Edward "Charley" Hutchins died due to pneumonia January 7, 1925, at a local hospital, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, at age 63. Buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Grant Twp., Greene Co., IA.


The Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, Wednesday, January 7, 1925

CHARLES E. HUTCHINS DIED OF PNEUMONIA

Charles E. Hutchins, 62, who had traveled Iowa territory for the Lee-Kountze Hardware company for twenty-three years, died early today of pneumonia in a local hospital. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the Stack mortuary, after which the body will be taken to Jefferson, Ia. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Clark and Mrs. Louis Killian. He belonged to the T. P. A. and U. C. T.


The Jefferson Bee, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, January 14, 1925

Death of C. E. Hutchins.

The remains of C. E. Hutchins, late of Omaha, arrived here on Saturday for interment in the Jefferson cemetery. A brief funeral service was held at the Slininger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Marousek, and also at the grave. Mr. Hutchins died following an attack of pneumonia. For many years he had been traveling for Lee-Kountz Hardware Company, of Omaha, and was highly honored by those of the concern. He leaves to mourn his wife, better remembered by Jefferson folks as Etta Blake, and two daughters, Mrs. R. Clark and Mrs. Luis Kilian, both of Los Angeles. Mr. F. W. Maheney, of Jefferson, is a nephew. Mr. Hutchins was born at Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1862. Those accompanying the remains to Jefferson were his wife, Mr. and Mrs. R. Ulig, Mrs. Rix and Mrs. R. Clark. His nephew, Mr. F. W. Mahaney, informs The Bee that Mrs. Hutchins will leave soon to make her home with her daughters in California.


John E. O'Brien and Lutie Frances (Hood) O'Brien were divorced November, 1925, in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.


The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, Saturday, November 14, 1925

O'BRIEN SUES HIS WIFE FOR DIVORCE, CHARGING CRUELTY

John E. O'Brien filed suit for divorce from Lutie Frances O'Brien in district court yesterday. The petition charges Mrs. O'Brien with treating her husband in such a cruel and inhuman manner as to endanger his health. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien were married in Minneapolis in July, 1924. Mr. O'Brien is connected with a seed house.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Lenora Killian (age 36) born in Iowa to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania-born parents, and first married at age 17, is a divorced Radio Singer,  and is rooming at 211 North Berendo Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 8, 1930, shows Etta Hutchins (age 54) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a widow owning her own home worth $5,000 on 2121 West 9th Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1930 shows Louis A. Killian (age 51) born in Nebraska to English Canadian and Iowa-born parents is a divorced Proprietor of a Novelty Store who owns his home and is living at 133 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen Pct., Jefferson Co., CO.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1940, shows Etta J. Hutchins (age 72) born in Pennsylvania, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, is a widow who owns her home worth $776 and is living at 2121 West 9th Street, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1940, shows Robert Clark (age 43) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of College, is a married Commercial Artist in a Theater Art Department, and who owns his home worth $5,250 and is living at 1218 South Spaulding, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Helen Clark (age 41) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School.

Loretta Jane "Etta" (Blake) (Sims) Hutchins died March 17, 1942, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 74. Buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Grant Twp., Greene Co., IA.


The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Thursday, March 19, 1942

HUTCHINS, March 17, Etta Jane, beloved mother of Mrs. A. Bruce Scott and Mrs. Robert Clark. Services 11 a.m. Friday at Pierce Brothers, 720 West Washington Boulevard. Interment, Jefferson, Ia.


The Jefferson Bee, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Tuesday, March 24, 1942

Etta Blake Hutchins

Graveside rites for Etta Blake Hutchins, the daughter of the late Charles T. and Sarah A. Blake, were held before burial at the Jefferson cemetery Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m. The Rev. E. L. Marousek had charge of the service. Mrs. Hutchins died Tuesday, March 17, 1942, at Los Angeles, Cal., and the funeral service was at Pierce brothers funeral home in that city Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Hutchins had been a resident of California the last 17 years. She was born February 12, 1868, at Everett City, Pa., and spent all of her girlhood and earlier part of life here in Jefferson. Her parents were well known residents of this community. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. Bruce Scott and Mrs. Robert H. Clark, both of Los Angeles; a brother, James H. Blake of San Diego, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Maisy Miller of Inglewood, Cal.; a grandson, and a great-grandson.


By April 27, 1942, Albert Bruce Scott was already married to Zellah Lenora "Lenore" (Sims) Killian.


   

Albert Bruce Scott's WWII Draft Registration Report.


Esther Alice (Blade) Fitzgerald died July 27, 1943, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 49. Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.


The Minneapolis Star, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, Wednesday, July 28, 1943

FITZGERALD, - ESTHER A., age 49, 3101 Natchez av., St. Louis Park, on Tues. Survived by husband, Edward H.; 4 sisters, Mrs. E. W. Nelson, St. Louis Park, Mrs. J. B. Zierhut, Mrs. E. La Crosse, Mpls., Mrs. Hans Bartine, Stanchfield, Minn.; 3 brothers, Henry Blade, Dawson Creek, B. C.; Eric Blade, Duluth, Minn., Oscar Blade, Hot Springs, S. D. Services Fri. afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, Welander-Quist chapel, 2301 Dupont S. Interment Ft. Snelling Natl. cemetery.


Albert Bruce Scott died March 3, 1976, in Orange Co., CA, at age 87.

Wilmer Robert Louis "William" Killian died July, 1987, in Carthage, Moore Co., NC, at age age 74. He was married. Mother: Lenore Killian.


The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC, March 3, 2006

Madeline O. Killian

Madeline Pauline O'Connor Killian, 90, of Carthage and Whispering Pines, formerly of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Wednesday (February 22, 2006) at St. Joseph Of The Pines Health Center in Southern Pines.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Carthage United Methodist Church in Carthage with the Rev. Chuck Plowman officiating. Burial will be in the Killian family grave site in Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage.

Mrs. Killian was born May 1, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Major James O'Connor and Christine Docken. She graduated from West High School in Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. In 1957, she received an honorary Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Commonwealth University in Los Angeles, Calif.

"As a person with broad interests, Mrs. Killian demonstrated accomplishments unusual for her time and place," said a family member.

At age 21, she became a social worker with Minneapolis Social Services, rising to Director of the Homeless Men's Bureau.

"A tireless advocate against exploitation of the homeless, she became known as the woman who disrupted and quashed several communist-led rallies to recruit homeless men as strike breakers during labor negotiations and disputes," said a family spokesperson. "Also, Mrs. Killian organized a meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sister Kenny regarding her methods of treatment of polio-stricken children. The then Miss O'Connor was later introduced to President and Mrs. Roosevelt."

Mrs. Killian married Wilmer Louis Killian of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 10, 1938, with a formal wedding in Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Killian were married for 49 years.

After their marriage, the Killians moved to California, first to Los Angeles, then Whittier, and later to Santa Barbara. Through the years, Mrs. Killian's activities included starting a restaurant business, a commercial ceramics business, designing and building several homes and apartments, and general real estate practice.

After World War II, Mrs. Killian built the first multi-unit apartment home in Los Angeles, which was designed expressly for severely handicapped World War II veterans and their families. This was her contribution to the war effort, and also honoring her brother, John, a five-year NCO Army Infantry Combat Veteran. Also during the war years, Mrs. Killian wrote devotional material for "Our Daily Bread," "The Open Door," and other inspirational magazines.

During the 1950s, Mrs. Killian organized the formation of two Lutheran churches.

G. E. established a facility designated as the Technical Military Planning Operation (TEMPO). She became the manager of publications with a 26-member staff, publishing hundred of technical materials. She was one of the only two women managers in G. E.'s worldwide organization.

Keenly interested in politics, Mrs. Killian became a tireless worker with various political causes. Then-Governor Jerry Brown offered her several political appointments in Sacramento. She was present at the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Mrs. Killian's Montecito home was a California 1885 Victorian in an ever-ongoing restoration. This house was used as the movie set of the 1964 TV series, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", starring Hope Lange, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Edward Mulhare.

Mrs. and Mrs. Killian retired to Whispering Pines in 1981, where Mr. Killian passed away at home in 1987. Mrs. Killian volunteered at the Whispering Pines Thrift Shop and belonged to the Whispers Club of Whispering Pines. She was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church. She loved to sing and dance. At various times she sang with Glee Clubs and Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodist choirs.

In 1998, Mrs. Killian and her son purchased a 1910 Victorian home in Carthage, another continuing restoration. During her latter days, she commented, "Had I been born just 20 years later, what interesting things I could have done! Women today can do anything!"

Mrs. Killian was both a polio and cancer survivor.

Mrs. Killian is survived by her son, Major Michael John Killian of Carthage; her brother, Major John Docken O'Connor of Camp Verde, Ariz.; her niece, Robin Suzanne O'Connor of Camp Verde, Ariz.; and several beloved cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carthage Historical Museum, P.O. Box 216, Carthage, NC 28327.

Simon Funeral Home of Southern Pines assisted the family.


Robert Howell Clark's WWI and WWII Draft Registration Reports.