Lizzie Daily1

b. July 1842, d. 1918
     Lizzie Daily was born in July 1842 at Ireland.1,2 She married William Henry Holcombe, son of Amos Bull Holcombe and Harriett Barber.1 Lizzie Daily died in 1918 at Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

Children of Lizzie Daily and William Henry Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

William Holcombe1

b. September 1863
     William Holcombe was born in September 1863 at IL.1,2 He was the son of William Henry Holcombe and Lizzie Daily.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Frank Holcombe1

b. circa 1866
     Frank Holcombe was born circa 1866 at IL.1 He was the son of William Henry Holcombe and Lizzie Daily.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Louis Byron Holcombe1

b. January 1871
     Louis Byron Holcombe was born in January 1871 at KS.1,2 He was the son of William Henry Holcombe and Lizzie Daily.1 Louis Byron Holcombe married Rose Spaeth.

Louis and Rose were enumerated in the 1920 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS, federal census. He was a clerk in the county water and light, age 49, she was 43. The only child in the household was Mary R. 3 years 5 months.

Louis and Rose were enumerated in the 1930 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS, federal census. He was collection manager and the water and light, age 59, she was 53. The only child in the household was Mary R., 13.

Child of Louis Byron Holcombe and Rose Spaeth

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Roy Holcombe1

b. circa 1874
     Roy Holcombe was born circa 1874 at KS.1 He was the son of William Henry Holcombe and Lizzie Daily.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Mary Holcombe

     Mary Holcombe was the daughter of William Henry Holcombe and Lizzie Daily. Mary Holcombe died; at age 2.

Mary Ruth Holcombe

b. circa July 1916
     Mary Ruth Holcombe was born circa July 1916 at KS.1 She was the daughter of Louis Byron Holcombe and Rose Spaeth.1

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Rose Spaeth1

b. November 1877, d. 1972
     Rose Spaeth was born in November 1877 at KS.1 She married Louis Byron Holcombe, son of William Henry Holcombe and Lizzie Daily.

There was a Rose Spaeth enumerated in the 1910 Quindaro Twp., Wyandotte Co., KS federal census in the household of parents John and Carrie. Rose's age was 30 something. Rose Spaeth died in 1972.

Child of Rose Spaeth and Louis Byron Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Daughter Taylor

b. September 1841
     Daughter Taylor was born in September 1841. She was the daughter of Levi Taylor and Mary Landon.

Sarah Campbell

b. 3 September 1815
     Sarah Campbell was born on 3 September 1815. She married Levi Taylor.

S. D. Perry

     S. D. Perry married Alvira Taylor, daughter of Levi Taylor and Louisa Holcombe.

George Thomas Duren

     George Thomas Duren married Verna Harrison.

George and Verna were enumerated in the 1930 Houston, Houston Co., TX, federal census. He was a farmer age 30, she was 30. Children in the household were Doris 4 years 2 months, Colleen 3 years 2 months, and Verna F. 5 months.

Child of George Thomas Duren and Verna Harrison

Verna Harrison

     Verna Harrison married George Thomas Duren.

Child of Verna Harrison and George Thomas Duren

Maxwell Case Jr.

b. 2 August 1924, d. 12 October 1942
     Maxwell Case Jr. was born on 2 August 1924 at Erie, Erie Co., PA. He was the son of Maxwell Case and Beulah Jones. Maxwell Case Jr. died on 12 October 1942 at Savo, Solomon Islands, South West Pacific, at age 18.

Erie Daily Times Friday, Nov 27, 1942

MAXWELL CASE, JR, eighteen-year-old seaman,formerly of Erie and Edinboro, met death "somewhere in the Pacific in defense of his country" the U.S. Navy department announced today. The youth left Edinboro High in his sophmore school year to enlist in the Navy Aug 14, 1941 and was last heard from by Erie and Edinboro relatives in June when he wrote that he was leaving for a post " in the Pacific "

No details of the events surrounding the young second class seaman's death have been revealed by the Navy department and the ship he was aboard has not been revealed. The youth was a native of Erie and following the separation of his parents and death of his father, made his home with his grandparents until their death four years ago. He resided with an uncle, Donald D Case, of Edinboro ...since that time until his entry into the Navy. He is survived by several uncles and aunts...it was reported by relatives..

Although details of the youth's death were lacking, it was believed that he may have been killed in action during one of the naval engagements between U.S. and Jap fleets in the Solomons area.

Note....Maxwell CASE Jr. served on the U.S Destroyer Duncan ....ship was sunk as a result of enemy fire at the Battle of Savo Island., Solomon Islands. ...Maxwell Case Jr was buried at sea....a monument to his death is located at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands....Awards : Purple Heart.

Charlotte (?)

b. December 1832
     Charlotte (?) was born in December 1832 at NY. She married Sherman Holcombe, son of Levi Holcombe Jr. and Harriet Elliot.

Children of Charlotte (?) and Sherman Holcombe

Augustus Holcombe

b. circa 1857
     Augustus Holcombe was born circa 1857 at NJ. He was the son of Sherman Holcombe and Charlotte (?).

Camilla Rosemary Shand

b. 17 July 1947
      Camilla Rosemary Shand was also known as HRH Camilla Duchess of Cornwall. She was born on 17 July 1947 at King's College Hospital, London, England. She was the daughter of Maj. Bruce Middleton Hope Shand and Hon. Rosalind Maud Cubitt.1 Camilla Rosemary Shand married Andrew Henry Parker Bowles on 4 July 1973 at The Guard's Chapel, Wellington Barracks, England. Camilla Rosemary Shand married HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George Prince of Wales, son of HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and HM Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, on 9 April 2005 at Guildhall, Windsor, England.

As compiled by William Addams Reitwiesner, Camilla has many notable relatives.

Ironically, she is related to Diana Frances Spencer. Their common ancestor is William Anne Keppel, the 2nd Earl of Albemarle.

She is related to Henry David Thoreau, the essayist through common ancestor Elisha Jones.

She is related to her husband Prince Charles, through their common ancestor Henry Cavendish.

She is related to Jenny Westphalen, wife of Karl Marx, through common ancestor Sir Robert Campbell.

She is related to canadian singer Celine Dion through common ancestor Jean Guyon dit Dubuisson.

She is related to singer Madonna, Louise Veronica Ciconne, through their common ancestor Zacharie Cloutier.

She is related to Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, through common ancestor Jean Crommelin.

Child of Camilla Rosemary Shand and Andrew Henry Parker Bowles

Citations

  1. [S564] Wargs: Camilla Shand, online http://www.wargs.com/royal/camilla.html

Alfred William Excell

b. 22 January 1863, d. 29 March 1936
     Alfred William Excell was born on 22 January 1863 at Combourne, Goudhurst, County of Kent, England.1 He married Murana Malinda Holcombe, daughter of George Holcombe and Matilda Deming, between 5 September 1883 and 1884 at Salem, McCook Co., Dakota Territory.1 Alfred William Excell and Murana Malinda Holcombe were divorced on 19 April 1914 at Jefferson Co., WI.1 Alfred William Excell married Cora L. Melster on 26 February 1916 at Lomira, Dodge Co., WI.1 Alfred William Excell died on 29 March 1936 at Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI, at age 73.1 He was buried on 2 April 1936 at Palmyra Hillside Cemetery, Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI; Sec. J, Lot #35.1

April 2, 1936, Palmyra Enterprise newspaper:
"WELL KNOWN CITIZEN PASSED AWAY HERE

"Alfred W. Excell, 74--a resident of Palmyra for a number of years died at his home on Main Street Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 p.m., after an illness of several months.

"Mr. Excell was born January 22, 1862 in Kent, England, the son of Alfred and Sara Sharp Excell, and came to America in his early boyhood, locating in Huron, South Dakota where he took up a claim. In 1889, he moved to Whitewater and was employed by the Esterly Harvester Co. After which he purchased a farm near Palmyra where he lived until he moved to the village.

"He married Cora Meister February 26, 1916, who survives, besides he two sons Percy of Highmore, S.D. and Charles of Kenosha. Mr. Excell was a man of good principles, and possessed many good qualities of character and was well liked by his associates and all who knew him.

"Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon in the Masonic Temple, the Rev. A. L. Tucker of Footeville and the Rev. M. B. Leisman of Palmyra officiating. Masonic services will be conducted at grave in Hillside Cemetary."

Children of Alfred William Excell and Murana Malinda Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S566] Steve Excell, "Alfred William Excell."

Charles Arthur Excell

b. 3 August 1896, d. 21 December 1963
     Charles Arthur Excell was born on 3 August 1896 at Town of Lake, Milwaukee Co., WI.1,2 He was the son of Alfred William Excell and Murana Malinda Holcombe.1 Charles Arthur Excell married Martha Katherine Fischer, daughter of Fred Fischer and Minnie Fobian, before 1922.1 Charles Arthur Excell died on 21 December 1963 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 67.1,2

Charles graduated from Palmyra High School in 1915. He was in a class of 14 students. He presented the class history during the commencement ceremony. 1

Charles and Martha were enumerated in the 1930 Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI, federal census. He worked in an Iron Foundry and was 34, she was 35. The only child in the household was Charles, 7.

Child of Charles Arthur Excell and Martha Katherine Fischer

Citations

  1. [S566] Steve Excell, "Alfred William Excell."
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAAN 331-10-5679.

Susanna Shattuck1

b. 1643
     Susanna Shattuck was born in 1643 at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.1 She married Joseph Morse.1 Susanna Shattuck married John Fay on 15 July 1678.1 Susanna Shattuck married Thomas Brigham Jr., son of Thomas Brigham and Mercy (?), after 5 December 1690.1

Citations

  1. [S562] Orlin P. Fay, Fay Genealogy, page 19.

Joseph Morse1

d. before 15 July 1678
     Joseph Morse married Susanna Shattuck.1 Joseph Morse died before 15 July 1678.1

Citations

  1. [S562] Orlin P. Fay, Fay Genealogy, page 19.

Thomas Brigham Jr.1

b. circa 1641
     Thomas Brigham Jr. was born circa 1641 at probably Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Brigham and Mercy (?).1 Thomas Brigham Jr. married Susanna Shattuck after 5 December 1690.1

Citations

  1. [S562] Orlin P. Fay, Fay Genealogy, page 19.
  2. [S713] Rhonda R. McClure, Thomas Brigham, page 3.

Levinah Brigham1

d. 8 March 1749
     Levinah Brigham died on 8 March 1749.1

Citations

  1. [S562] Orlin P. Fay, Fay Genealogy, page 21.

Percy John Excell

b. 25 May 1885, d. 22 May 1961
      Percy John Excell was also known as Jack Percy Excell. Percy John Excell was also known as John Percy Excell. He was born on 25 May 1885 at Hanson Co., Dakota Territory.1 He was the son of Alfred William Excell and Murana Malinda Holcombe.1 Percy John Excell married Emma Caroline Stark, daughter of John Stark Sr. and Louisa Knackstedt, on 6 May 1917 at Tripp, Hutchinson Co., SD.1 Percy John Excell died on 22 May 1961 at Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, at age 75.1 He was buried in May 1961 at Grantwood Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.1

The railroad across America terminated in the part of the Dakota Territory where three English Excell brothers (Alfred William Excell, James G. Excell, and Charles M. Excell) settled. It partially explains why they ended up on the edge of the frontier in Indian country -- it was as far as one could go via railroad. Alfred's son, Percy John Excell, more commonly known as J.P. Excell, was born there in 1885. During his boyhood, J.P. Excell's family moved to back to civilization, to Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA. As a young man, J.P. Excell decided to return to the Dakotas because the railroad was hiring workers to expand westward. His soon-wife-to-be, Emma Caroline Stark, left Menominee Falls, Wisconsin (now over-grown by the City of Milwaukee) for the Dakotas (along with a cousin, Julia Stark) to go to teacher's college, teach school and eventually open a café at the terminus of the railroad to serve the growing population of rail workers. Her new venture was called the Princess Café. It was there, that J.P. Excell and Emma Stark Excell met. They were married in 1917. World War I had been raging in Europe since August 1914, but it was not until April 06, 1917, that the U.S. declared war on Germany - an event which may have spurred J.P. Excell and Emma Stark to get married on May 06, 1917. As the war in Europe still raged on in 1919, J.P. Excell filed for a homestead in South Dakota, since the U.S. Government asked for all able-bodied men to enlist as soldiers or to take up farming to support the war effort. Farming was considered a patriotic pursuit since America had to feed itself, its troops, and its European Allies. The war ended on June 1919, and J.P. Excell was awarded a, 160-acre homestead near Highmore, South Dakota, on January 13, 1920, and by 1927 had expanded his homestead to 513.89 acres. 1

John P. and Emma were enumerated in the 1930 Township 109, Hyde Co., SD, federal census. He was a farmer, age 44, she was 41. Children in the household were Virginia P. 10. Howard E. 9, June V. 7, Harold J. 4 years 5 months, and Fern J, 1 year 4 months.

Children of Percy John Excell and Emma Caroline Stark

Citations

  1. [S566] Steve Excell, "Alfred William Excell."

Jessie Excell

b. 19 June 1889, d. 14 August 1889
     Jessie Excell was born on 19 June 1889 at Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI.1 She was the daughter of Alfred William Excell and Murana Malinda Holcombe.1 Jessie Excell died on 14 August 1889 at Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI; of Cholera Infantum.1

Citations

  1. [S566] Steve Excell, "Alfred William Excell."