Fisher Family Genealogy

FIRESTONE, William Leroy

Male 1858 - 1910  (52 years)


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  • Name FIRESTONE, William Leroy 
    Birth Mar 1858  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CENSUS 12 Jun 1880  Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Occupation: farm laborer
    1880 US Census: Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS, p 2B
    1880 US Census: Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS, p 2B
    CENSUS 1885  Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Wife Belle's brother Joseph Fisher living with the family
      Profession: farmer
    1885 Kansas State Census: Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS p 35-37
    1885 Kansas State Census: Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS p 35-37
    EVENT 1895  Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Last name spelled incorrectly as Fierstone
      Where from to Kansas: Ohio
      Profession: farmer
    1895 Kansas State Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, p 12
    1895 Kansas State Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, p 12
    CENSUS 15 Jun 1900  Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Occupation: farmer
      Can read and write
      Own farm, mortgaged
    1900 US Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, sht 5B
    1900 US Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, sht 5B
    CENSUS 1905  Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Where from two Kansas: Ohio
      Occupation: farmer
      Own farm, mortgaged
    1905 Kansas State Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, p 6
    1905 Kansas State Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, p 6
    WILL 8 Apr 1910  Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Witnessed by H. M. Philips and J. W. Winter
      Executors: Belle Firestone (wife) and Sims V. Firestone (son)
    Will: William L. Firestone 1910
    Will: William L. Firestone 1910
    "I hereby give and bequeath to my dear wife Belle E. Firestone all my property whatsoever kind I may die seized for her use and benefit during her natural life or during time she may remain my widow, without accounting to any of my children or their heirs or any one else, in an manner whatever, and at her death, if she remain my widow, it is my will that my property be equally divided between my children share and share alike. Should my widow marry, it is my will, and I hereby direct, that my property be sold, as soon as possible, and the proceeds equally divided between my heirs, share and share alike, as directed heretofore, in case of her death."
    CENSUS 3 May 1910  Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Occupation: farmer, home farm
      Own farm, free of mortgage
      Can read and write
      William's father Peter D. Firestone living with William's family
      Wife Belle's mother Mary Hover also living with the family
    1910 US Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, sht 7A
    1910 US Census: Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS, sht 7A
    Death 31 Oct 1910  Dover Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    William L Firestone dead 1910
    William L Firestone dead 1910
    "William L. Firestone died at 7:30 o'clock at his home near Dover of heart trouble. The funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon."
    Burial 1 Nov 1910  Dover Cemetery, Dover Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Firestone group headstone
    Firestone group headstone
    Headstone: William L Firestone
    Headstone: William L Firestone
    Person ID I1180  Main
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2023 

    Father FIRESTONE, Peter D.,   b. 11 May 1828, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Mar 1915, Dover Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother CONN, Christiana,   b. 1831   d. 1884 (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage 1853  [9
    • "He married Christiana Conn in 1853..."
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FISHER Elizabeth Belle,   b. 14 Jan 1863, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Oct 1934, Auburn, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 1 Mar 1882  Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Marriage license issued W. C. Firestone and Belle Fisher 1882
    Marriage license issued W. C. Firestone and Belle Fisher 1882
    "Marriage licenses have been issued to...W. C. Fir├Ęstone and Belle Fisher, all of Shawnee county." W. C. should read W. L. for William Leroy
    Oak Grange Wedding 1882
    Oak Grange Wedding 1882
    "The first wedding that ever occurred "within the gates," was celebrated in Oak Grange, Wednesday evening, March 1st, Mr. William F. (should be William L.) Firestone and Miss Belle Fisher, of Mission Center, being the "twain made one." The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also simply called "The Grange," is a fraternal organization for American farmers that encouraged farm families to band together for their economic well-being. They were also an important social outlet. Many rural farm families lived relatively isolated lives, often meeting only on Sundays for church, and on market days. Granges provided a place to socialize and discuss area issues. The first Grange opened in Kansas in 1872. Within a few years there were more than 1000 granges in Kansas, claiming more than 30,000 members. Granges later began advocating for farmers politically, fighting for example railroad monopolies, and advocating for rural mail deliveries. Grange farmers banded together to buy equipment, built community grain elevators; some even started community savings and insurance pools to avoid higher cost bank loans and cover members medical costs .The byline on the article suggests the Oak Grange may have been located in Valencia, KS but was more likely located in Mission Township, KS area where William and Belle lived in the early 1880s.
    Children 
     1. FIRESTONE, Ethel,   b. 26 Apr 1883, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 May 1976, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years)  [Birth]
     2. FIRESTONE, Sims Vernon,   b. 8 Aug 1884, Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Jan 1961 (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     3. FIRESTONE, Effie,   b. May 1886, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. FIRESTONE, Doris Goldie,   b. Nov 1887, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jan 1981, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years)  [Birth]
     5. FIRESTONE, Gladys Mildred,   b. Jul 1889, Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Jul 1973, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     6. FIRESTONE, Lee,   b. Mar 1891, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. FIRESTONE, William,   b. May 1893, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. FIRESTONE, Ruth,   b. Jun 1895, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. FIRESTONE, Mary Belle,   b. Jul 1897, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Feb 1989, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     10. FIRESTONE, Walter,   b. Nov 1899, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     11. FIRESTONE, Ray,   b. 1903, Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Family ID F378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Mar 1858 - Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 12 Jun 1880 - Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1 Mar 1882 - Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1885 - Mission Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEVENT - 1895 - Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 15 Jun 1900 - Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1905 - Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - 8 Apr 1910 - Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 3 May 1910 - Auburn Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 31 Oct 1910 - Dover Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1 Nov 1910 - Dover Cemetery, Dover Township, Shawnee Co., KS Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S129] 1880 US Census, Kansas, (Ancestry,com), 12 Jun 1880, Mission Township, p 2B (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S165] 1885 State Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 1885, Mission Township, p 35-37 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S134] 1895 State Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 1895, Auburn, p 12 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S664] 1900 US Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 15 Jun 1900, Auburn Township, sht 5B (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S138] 1905 State Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 1905, Auburn Township, p 6 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S680] Kansas Wills and Probate Records, 1803-1987, (Ancestry), 8 Apr 1910, p 602 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S663] 1910 US Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 03 May 1910, Auburn Township, sht 7A (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S681] News articles: The Topeka Daily Capital, Topeka KS , (The Topeka Daily Capital, Topeka KS ), 1 Nov 1910, p 1 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S685] News articles: Alma Enterprise, Alma KS , (Alma Enterprise, Alma KS ), 26 Mar 1915, p 1 (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S679] News articles: Kansas State Journal, Topeka KS , (Kansas State Journal, Topeka KS ), 23 Feb 1882, p 3 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S678] News articles: The Weekly Commonwealth, Topeka KS , (The Weekly Commonwealth, Topeka KS ), 9 Mar 1882, p 4 (Reliability: 2).