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Captain Windsor Gunn
(1801-1871)
Abigail Osgood
(1802-1876)
William Cleaver Wierman
(1799-1863)
Susan Maria Lundy
(1815-1899)
Francis Levi Gunn
(1833-1921)
Sarah Catherine Wierman
(1836-1864)

William Windsor Gunn Sr.
(1857-1928)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mary Ellen Vale

William Windsor Gunn Sr.

  • Born: 14 Nov 1857, Clear Creek, La Salle County, Ilinois
  • Marriage: Mary Ellen Vale on 16 Oct 1879 in Hope Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
  • Died: 18 Aug 1928, Webber, Jewell County, Kansas at age 70
  • Buried: Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1860, Illinois, La Salle County, Eden Township, Tonica Post Office, Roll 196 Book 1, Page 638. Age 2 yrs.

Census, 1870, Illinois, La Salle County, Hope Township, Lostant Post Office, Image 35 of 37. Age 12 yrs., at home.

Census, 1880, Kansas, Barton County, Buffalo Township, Roll 373 Book 1, Page 134b. Age 22 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1885, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, White Rock Post Office, Image 13-14 of 49. Age 27 yrs.

Kansas State Census Collection: Schedule 2. General Agriculture, 1885, Jewell County, Jackson Township, White Rock Post Office.

Name of Occupant: William W. Gunn
Owner, Agent, Renter: Renter
Acres Under Fence: 20
Acres Not under Fence: 140
Total No. Acres in Farm: 160
Value of Farm, including Improvements: $2,500
Value of Farm Implements and Machinery: $28
Total amount of wages paid during the year including board: $20
Fences - Nunber of rods of Wire: 300
Number of acres sown or planted Corn:60
Number of acres sown or planted: Oats:18
Number of acres sown or planted: Irish Potatoes: 1/2
Bushels of corn on hand: 600
Aggregate acres of grasses in cultivation and under fence: Timothy: 3
Aggregate acres of grasses in cultivation and under fence: Prarie: 20
Hay: Number of tons of Prarie cut in 1884: 15
Poultry: Value of Poultry and Eggs sold during the year ending March 1, 1885: 6
Dairy Products: Made in Family: Butter: Number of lbs made: 200
Livestock: number of horses: 5
Livestock: number of milk cows: 2
Livestock: number of other cattle: 1
Livestock: number of swine: 11
Value of Animals fattened, and slaughttered or sold for slaughter, during the year ending March 1, 1885: 550
Orchards: No. of trees not in bearing: Apple: 50
Orchards: No. of trees not in bearing: Peach: 4
Artificial Forest: Number of acres of Cottonwood: 1

Census, 1895, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Webber Post Office, Image 43 of 91. Age 37 yrs.

Census, 1900, Kansas, Barton County, Buffalo Township, Roll 373 Book 1, Page 134b. Age 48 yrs., married 20 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1905, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Hardy Nebraska Post Office, Image 1 of 72. Age 47 yrs.

Kansas State Census Collection: Schedule 2. General Agriculture, 1905, Jewell County, Jackson Township.

Name of Occupant: Gunn, W. W.
Total number of acres in farm: 480
Number of acres uninproved: 15
Number of acres improved: 465
Acres under fence: 480
Total number of acres: 480
Value of entire farm: 15,000
Value of all buildings on farm: 1,000
Acres sown: Winter Wheat: 23
Acres sown: Corn: 200
Acres sown: Rye: 3
Acres sown: Irish Potatoes: 1/2
Bushels of corn on hand March 1, 1905: 5,000
Bushels of wheat on hand March 1, 1905: 50
Aggregate acres of grasses under cultivation: Alfalfa: 40
Hay: uncultivated land under fence for meadow pasture: 168 1/2
Hay: number of tons of tame hay cut in 1904: 100
Hay: number of tons of prarie hay cut in 1904: 20
Dairy Products: Made in Family: Butter: Number of pounds made: 200
Poultry: Value of poultry and eggs sold during the year ending March 1, 1905: 50
Value of animals fattened and slaughtered or sold for slaughter during the year ending March 1, 1905: 6,000
Livestock: on hand March 1, 1905: Horses: 11
Livestock: on hand March 1, 1905: Milk Cows: 5
Livestock: on hand March 1, 1905: Other Cattle: 60
Livestock: on hand March 1, 1905: Swine: 200

Census, 1910, Kansas, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Roll 442 Book 3, Page 169a. Age 52 yrs., married 30 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1915, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Image 9 of 61. Age 57 yrs.

Kansas State Census Collection: Schedule 2. General Agriculture, 1915, Jewell County, Jackson Township.

Name and address of Occupant: W. W. Gunn, Hardy
Number of acres sown fall 1914: Winter wheat: 70
Number of acres sown fall 1914: Corn: 100
Number of acres sown fall 1914: Oats: 40
Acres sown or to be sown or planted in the spring 1915: Irish Potatoes: 1
Bushels of corn on hand March 1, 1915: 500
Aggregate acres of grasses under cultivation: Alfalfa: 20
Hay: Acres of uncultivated land under fence for meadow or pasture: 220
Hay: Tons of tame hay cut in 1914: 15
Dairy Products: Made in Family: Butter: Pounds Made: 200
Silos: Number: 2
Tractors: Number: 1
Pounds of honey produced in the year endng March 1, 1915: 5
Poultry: Value of poultry and eggs sold suring the year ending March 1, 1915: 110
Livestock on hand March 1, 1915: Horses: 12
Livestock on hand March 1, 1915: Milk Cows: 5
Livestock on hand March 1, 1915: Other Cattle: 58
Livestock on hand March 1, 1915: Swine: 97
Farm Land: Acres under fence: 360
Farm Land: Total acres in farm: 360
Fences: Rods and cost per rod: Wire: Rods: 2,100
Fences: Rods and cost per rod: Wire: Cost per rod: 10

Census, 1920, Kansas, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Roll 535 Book 1, Page 232b. Age 62 yrs., farmer. Father born Massachusetts, mother born Ohio.

Census, 1925, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Webber Kansas Post Office, Image 11 of 50. Age 67 yrs.

Newspaper Article: Belleville Telescope, 26 Mar 1925, Republic, Republic County, Kansas. Mr. Will Gunn and wife went to Concordia Saturday to see Mrs, Ralph Gunn, who is in the hospital.

Newspaper Article: Belleville Telescope, 6 Sep 1928, Republic, Republic County, Kansas.

AGED-MAN INFURED IN FALL FROM A HORSE

Severe injuries but no broken bones were lately received by W. W. Gunn, Sr. an aged farmer living west of Republic, when he was thrown from a horse. The fall was mostly upon his elbow. He was taken to the hospital in Concordia, and owning to his advanced age, the shock of the fall is proving quite a serious one for him.

Obituary, Sep 1928, Jewell County, Kansas. W. W. Gunn Sr., Dead

News reached Republic last Saturday morning of the death at the Concordia hospital, of Mr. W. W. Gunn Sr., residing over in the east part of Jewell county. Mr. Gunn met with an accident a little more than a week previous while riding horseback. The saddle horse came home without its rider and Mr. Gunn was found, possibly he had been thrown from his mount. He was taken to the Concordia hospital and for several days he was thought to be out of danger but his condition changed suddenly and he passed away at nine o'clock last Saturday morning.

William Windsor Gunn, son of Levi and Sarah Gunn, was born Nov. 14, 1857 near La Salle Illinois. He resided in that county until nineteen years of age when the family moved to Barton county, Kansas. On October 16, 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ellen Vale. They remained as residents of Barton county four years, moving to Jewell county in the year 1883 where they have made their home with the exception of two years. He died August 18, 1928, at Concordia, Kansas.

To Mr. and Mrs. Gunn, seven children were born; six sons and one daughter, Chester, Lucian, Sarah, William Jr., Ralph, Preston, and Marion. There are also six grand children. Mr. Gunn also leaves to morn besides the wife and children, three brothers; Charles of Great Bend, Kan., Lewis J. of De Ridden, Louisana, and Fred of Attica, Kansas. Two brothers and one sister preceeded him in death.

Funeral services were conducted from his home on Monday afternoon by Rev. Robey of the Republic U.B. church and burial at the Rose Mound cemetery.


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William married Mary Ellen Vale, daughter of Isaac Vale and Mary Ann Walker, on 16 Oct 1879 in Hope Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. (Mary Ellen Vale was born on 25 Feb 1858 in Putnam County, Illinois, died on 14 Nov 1947 in Jackson Township, Jewell County, Kansas and was buried in Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 16 Oct 1879, La Salle County, Illinois. Volume 1, Page 81, License # 1051



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