Monday, June 16, 2008

Martin Monroe Hatfield Family


Martin Monroe Hatfield and Nancy Abagail McNeil Family
This photo was taken about 1892, while the family was living in Kansas.
left to right
Lillie, Martin holding Jimmie, Will, Pearl, Charlie, Nancy holding baby Anna
Our ancestor Minnie Pearl Hatfield, is the little girl in the middle.

Martin Monroe Hatfield, the son of John Martin Hatfield and Martha Jay, was born on 18 Apr 1857 in Boone County, Iowa. He died on 31 May 1918 in Dove Creek, Dolores, Colorado.  On 4 Jun 1918, Martin Hatfield was the first person buried in the Dove Creek Cemetery.  Martin married Nancy Abagail McNeil, daughter of William S. McNeil and Sarah Margaret Cole, on 1 Jan 1879 in Harvey township, Smith County, Kansas. Nancy was born on 23 May 1860 in Hopkins, Nodaway, Missouri. She died on 18 Jan 1946 in Egbert, Laramie, Wyoming. She was buried on 20 Jan 1946 in Pines Bluff Cemetery, Laramie, Wyoming.
Martin's obituary states that, "Mr. Hatfield has been three times a pioneer. His first being in Kansas, then Oklahoma, and two years ago he came to Colorado. He loved the pioneer life..."  Several interesting photos of the Martin Monroe Hatfield Family on their Oklahoma homestead can be found here and here

Martin and Nancy had the following children:

1. John William Hatfield was born on 1 Oct 1879 in Phillips County, Kansas. He died on 21 Apr 1950 in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona. He was buried on 24 Apr 1950 in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Arizona. John married Myrtle Jane Grosse in Oct 1904 in Woodward, Oklahoma. Myrtle was born on 25 Oct 1885 in Missouri. She died in Jul 1974 in Roll, Yuma, Arizona.

2. Charles Orlando Hatfield was born on 22 Mar 1882 in Phillips County, Kansas. He died on 30 Mar 1944 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was buried in Dove Creek Cemetery, Dolores, Colorado. Charles married Inez on 19 Mar 1918 in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado. Inez was born on 1 Jan 1889 in Missouri. She died on 6 Mar 1980 in Dove Creek, Dolores, Colorado. She was buried in Dove Creek Cemetery, Dolores, Colorado.

3. Lillian Victoria Hatfield was born on 9 Apr 1884 in Jewell County, Kansas. She died on 20 Jul 1959 in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado. She was buried on 22 Jul 1959 in Dove Creek Cemetery, Dolores, Colorado. Lillian married Ray Ruggles Smith on 7 Jun 1905 in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma. Ray was born on 18 Feb 1879 in Kansas. He died in Mar 1956 in Dade, Florida.

4. Minnie Pearl Hatfield was born on 27 Apr 1886 in Smith Center, Smith, Kansas. She died on 22 Feb 1966 in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado. She was buried on 24 Feb 1966 in Cortez Cemetery, Montezuma, Colorado. Minnie married Charles B. Venton Wilson son of William B. Wilson and Mary Polly Huff on 14 Dec 1902 in , Woods, Oklahoma. Charles was born on 6 Apr 1876 in Denton County, Texas. He died on 16 Dec 1951 in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado. He was buried on 20 Dec 1951 in Cortez Cemetery, Montezuma, Colorado.

5. James Monroe Hatfield was born on 14 Aug 1889 in Cedarville, Smith, Kansas. He died on 23 Aug 1897.

6. Anna Belle Hatfield was born on 12 Jan 1891 in Norton, Kansas. She died on 18 Dec 1911 in Quinlan, Woods, Oklahoma. She was buried on 19 Dec 1911 in Union Cemetery, Woods, Oklahoma. Anna married Sidney H. Allen on 24 Aug 1910 in Woodward, Oklahoma.

7. Clinton Jay Hatfield was born on 11 Nov 1894 in Cedarville, Smith, Kansas. He died on 9 Jun 1935 in Crystal Plains, Smith, Kansas. He was buried on 11 Jun 1935 in Crystal Plains Cemetery, Smith, Kansas. Clinton married Vesta Fern Pennington daughter of Robert Lee Pennington and Hattie Belle Lewis on 4 Apr 1917 in Smith County, Kansas. Vesta was born on 26 Aug 1894 in Cortland, Gage, Nebraska. She died on 14 Dec 1974 in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado.

8. Grace Blanche Hatfield was born on 23 Apr 1897 in Cedarville, Smith, Kansas. She died on 18 Jun 1986 in Ft. Collins, Larimer, Colorado. She was buried on 21 Jun 1986 in Pine Bluffs Cemetery, Laramie, Wyoming. Grace married George Kaser son of Oliver Jacob Davis Kaser and Dora Catherine Cloyd on 26 Oct 1919 in Dove Creek, Dolores, Colorado. George was born on 5 Sep 1893 in Kansas. He died on 15 Jan 1981 in Carpenter, Laramie, Wyoming. He was buried in Pines Bluff Cemetery, Laramie, Wyoming.

9. Alfred Clayton Hatfield "Al" was born on 3 Dec 1899 in Payne County, Oklahoma. He died on 26 Nov 1959 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona. He was buried in Memory Lawn Cemetery, Maricopa, Arizona. Alfred married Susan Ella Davison "Susie" daughter of Oliver Columbus Davison and Elsa Henrietta Smith on 4 Oct 1920 in Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado. Susan was born on 12 Jan 1901 in Elkland, Webster, Missouri. She died on 6 Jan 1994.

Martin & Nancy Hatfield and family members:
Son, Will and his wife, Myrtle, & their daughters: Elsie & Mildred;
Daughter,Blanche and son, Alfred
Back row: Myrtle, Will, Blanche, Alfred
Front row: Nancy, Elsie, Martin holding Mildred
This picture was taken about 1917 or 1918.   Grace and Alfred are still single and little Mildred looks like she could be about 18 months old.  The cross on Elsie's dress could have something to do with WWI.

Our ancestor, Grandma Minnie Pearl Hatfield, married Charles B. Wilson.  This Hatfield family, along with all the sources and records, can be found on my Ancestry.com "Wilson & Hatfield" family tree. 
I want to thank all of those who contribute stories and photos and I encourage all family members to share any photos and stories of our Hatfield family.  If we all work together, we can leave a more complete family history for future generations.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good info here. Were these Hatfields related to the infamous Hatfields -- as in "Hatfields & McCoys"?

Lee Kaser said...

I am the youngest child of Grace Blanche Hatfield Kaser and George Ulrich Kaser. Early in my life I met many of the people in your pictures as we visited them in Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. This site brings back many memories, and we have copies of some of your pictures. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job of presenting all these pictures and documents.

Lee Kaser, Wilmington, Delaware

Lee Kaser said...

I am the youngest child of Grace Blanche Hatfield Kaser and George Ulrich Kaser. Early in my life I met many of the people in your pictures as we visited them in Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. This site brings back many memories, and we have copies of some of your pictures. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job of presenting all these pictures and documents.

Lee Kaser, Wilmington, Delaware