Sunday, July 22, 2007

William Briggs DISNEY's son George Luther Granville and his descendants

William Briggs DISNEY 1853-1912 had children by 1. Mary WALTERS:

Foresman lists Hester as the first child, with no dates, but I see no evidence of her (note at end of post). Roy Lee DISNEY will be covered next. My great-grandmother Minnie DISNEY is covered here: John BAYSINGER, Viola, Minnie and children

I. George L. G. (Luther Granville) Disney is 6 in the 1880 census, born in Arkansas. Foresman says he born 1873, and I think he must have been named for his uncle George Luther DISNEY. He married Ava Marie WELSH 1896, and had sons Cecil (1898-1980, born Illinois) and Luther Granville (1906-1965). I can't find him after 1920, so perhaps he died between 1920 & 1930.

The Illinois Marriage database has a listing for: DISNEY, GEORGE marrying WELSH, NORA ELLEN on 10/24/1896. Vol. 00E page 43 in WARREN County, IL.

1900 United States Federal Census
(index spelling correction submitted to Ancestry)
Name: Geo L Disoney
Home in 1900: Berwick, Warren, Illinois
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Ava E
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Geo L Disoney 26
Ava E Disoney 18
Cecil S Disoney 2


Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Berwick, Warren, Illinois; Roll: T623 350; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 82. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.


By 1910 George is listed as widowed:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: George Disney

Age in 1910: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Home in 1910: Greenbush, Warren, Illinois
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members:
Name Age
George Disney 35
Cecil S Disney 12
Luther W Disney 4

So Ava died somewhere between 1906 and 1910. George had two sons with her, Cecil S. born 11 Aug 1898, married Ella Carolyn PAULSON 21 Jun 1929 and Luther Granville born 15 May 1906, married Evelyn DEWEY 27 Jan 1934, died 25 Feb 1965, dates according to Foresman.


Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Greenbush, Warren, Illinois; Roll: T624_332; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 137; Image: 105. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.


By 1920, George has remarried (Hattie) and is living with Cecil and Luther in North Dakota.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: George L Disney
Home in 1920: Tower City, Cass, North Dakota

Age: 45 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Alabama (I clearly see Arkansas)
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Hattie
Father's Birth Place: Iowa
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 841

Household Members:
Name Age
George L Disney 45
Hattie Disney 26
Cecil Disney 22
Luther Disney 13


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Tower City, Cass, North Dakota; Roll: T625_1332; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.


I haven't as yet found George in the 1930 Census, but I think I found Cecil. If so, he had married shortly before to Ella Carolyn PAULSON, 21 Jun 1929 according to Foresman, but times were hard.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Ceil Disney
Home in 1930: Buffalo, Cass, North Dakota
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Emilie Taugner 65
Ceil Disney 33

The problem with this entry is that this man is marked as single.


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Cass, North Dakota; Roll: 1733; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 99.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

On the other hand, this seems to be Luther, for sure:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Luther Disney
Home in 1930: Grant, Winnebago, Iowa
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Lodger

Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
William Peck 32
Gerthie Peck 29
Eveline I Peck 10
Briselle Peck 9
Glaydes Peck 8
Edna Peck 6
Glenn Peck 5
Donald Peck 2
Junior Peck 7/12
Luther Disney 23


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Grant, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: 688; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 444.0. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


Cecil Stewart (Stanley?) DISNEY, born 11 Aug 1898, m. Ella Carolyn PAULSON 1929, died Oct 1980, according to the SSDI. His last residence and last benefit were both to Detroit Lakes, Becker Co. MN 56501. Cecil and Ella had 5 children:

1. Irene Francis DISNEY, born 30 Dec 1930, married 21 Jun 1949 Melvin ULRICH, son William.
SSDI: IRENE F ULRICH, 28 Dec 1930-27 May 2006. Last residence: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Co. MN 56537. Last benefit: Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Co. MN 56537. SSN: 502-22-3439, issued North Dakota.
2. Delfield J. DISNEY, born 29 Apr 1933, married 26 Nov 1964, N. KAISER, died 10 Apr 1993, Hubbard Co. MN (wife Juanita?) *
3. June Inanda DISNEY, born 20 Nov 1935, married 15 Oct 1955, J. TOMLINSON
4. Sonja Marie DISNEY, born 25 Sep 1943, married 1 Sep 1962, William SELCK, still living in MN
5. Marvin Stewart DISNEY, born 11 Sep 1947 Becker Co. MN, apparently still living in MN

*Ancestry has a record for: Delfield J Disney
Birth Date: Apr 1933
Street address: Hc 6
City: Park Rapids
County: Hubbard
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 56470
Phone Number: 218
Record Number: 428532885
Household Members:
Name Est. Age Birth Year
Delfield J Disney 74 1933
Juanita M Disney 62 1945
Kyle S Disney 39 1968 - looks like Kyle is now living in either WI or WA, or perhaps still in MN


Luther Granville married Evelyn DEWEY in 1934 and had 3 children:

1. Cleo Corrine DISNEY, born 22 Mar 1935, married 27 Jun 1956 Carroll DAHLGREN.
2. George Vernon DISNEY, born 30 Mar 1937, married 1958 Marilyn TRIPP. Looks like George may still be alive, and living in Clarion IA, along with some of his children.
3. Vernial Rae DISNEY, born 11 Oct 1941, married Richard A. Nelson, living Minneapolis MN 1973.

Evelyn DISNEY died Oct 1973, according to the SSDI.


William Briggs Disney's daughters by 2. Mrs. Lydia Ann BOYD SUTTON will be covered in a later post.


Hester is said by Foresman to be a daughter of William Briggs DISNEY and Mary WALTERS. She is said to have married Harry PHILLIPS, and children:

1. Hugh Phillips born 19 Nov 1899 White Oak twp, Warren Co. IA
2. Gladys Ruth Phillips
3. Edith Phillips born 18 Aug 1902 White Oak twp, Warren Co. IA

I see, in the Iowa State Census, 1895, a Hester Disney, age 14, born IA?, living in Liberty twp, Warren County. I guess I will have to order this census, since Ancestry has no images linked. If this is the same Hester Foresman references, I see no evidence to link her to WB & Mary.

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3 Comments:

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Inanda said...

as far as I can tell, you're correct on Cecil's family. Irene was my grandmother and this is just so cool to find!

Anything more? Are we in fact related to THE DISNEY family? lol

Thank you
Inanda Irene Ulrich-Kowalski

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Valorie Zimmerman said...

If by THE Disney family, you mean Walt Disney -- I have not found any link at all. However, we may all have come from Normandy, from D'Isegney, with William the Conqueror to England in 1066. We are surely part of THAT Disney family! We ended up in Lincolnshire, and there is quite a bit written about the family and environs. I'd love to see some DNA evidence, however.

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger Kathy Eken said...

I am Irene's daughter and there is much information to add about her.And I remember Mom talking about a Duke that we were related too... And somebody said that Walt Disney's family came from Canada but in the 'old country' the were related...????

 

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