Prairie Settlement | Oblinger Family | Family Tree
Biographical Notes for the Oblinger Family and Correspondents

A-C | D-M | N-O | P-T | V-Z

Alkire Family

Joseph and Nancy Alkire homesteaded in Fillmore County, Nebraska, on land bordering Uriah and Mattie Oblinger's claim directly to the southwest. The Alkires were both born in Illinois and had six children: Jesse, Abry, Rhoeny, James, Franklin, and Agnes. The name is also spelled "Allkire" in some letters.

Image: caption following
Nettie Thomas Bailey

Ayer, Otis

Dr. Otis Ayer was a native of New Hampshire and moved to Minnesota in 1856. He practiced medicine in Le Sueur from 1856 until his death in 1890. Dr. Ayer examined Laura Oblinger's arm during her stay in Minnesota from April to September 1887.

Bacon, Catherine Adelia

Catherine Adelia Bacon was a younger sister of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and daughter of William and Lucy Bacon. She was born September 1, 1874.

Bacon, Charles Henry "Charlie"

Charles "Charlie" Henry Bacon was a younger brother of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and son of William and Lucy Bacon. He was born June 20, 1869, and died in April 1948.

Bacon Family: See also Descendants of William Bacon

Bacon, Freelon G. "Freel"

Freelon G. Bacon was a brother of William Henry Bacon, and uncle of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger. He was born July 29, 1850. Laura refers to him as "Uncle Freel."

Image: caption following
Stright Bailey

Bacon, Laura Iona See Oblinger, Laura Iona Bacon

Bacon, Lucy Esther Carroll

Lucy Bacon was Laura (Bacon) Oblinger's mother. She was born September 9, 1846, in Nova Scotia. Lucy married William Henry Bacon in Colorado Territory on August 4, 1862, and died on September 26, 1925.

Bacon, Lucy

Lucy Esther Bacon was a younger sister of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and daughter of William and Lucy Bacon. She was born April 6, 1881.

Bacon, Pruda C.

Pruda C. Bacon was a sister of William Henry Bacon, and aunt of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger. She was born August 19, 1836. Pruda was living with her family in California when Mr. Bacon visited in 1894. Her married name is unknown.

Bacon, Rhoda

Rhoda Alice Bacon was a younger sister of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and daughter of William and Lucy Bacon. She was born July 6, 1877.

Image: caption following
Grizzie Black

Bacon, Sadie Jane

Sadie Jane Bacon was a younger sister of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and daughter of William and Lucy Bacon. She was born September 22, 1864.

Bacon, Tude

Tude Bacon was the youngest sister of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and daughter of William and Lucy Bacon. The date of her birth is unknown.

Bacon, William Henry

W. H. Bacon was Laura (Bacon) Oblinger's father. He was born in Fort Ann, Washington County, New York, on November 23, 1837. On August 4, 1862, he married Lucy Esther Carroll in Colorado Territory. The family later moved to Le Sueur, Minnesota, where he was an attorney and ran a sawmill. In 1894 William, Lucy, and one daughter went to San Francisco, where they lived for a few years before returning to Minnesota.

Bacon, William Leonard "Len"

Len Bacon was a younger brother of Laura (Bacon) Oblinger, and son of William and Lucy Bacon. He was born June 27, 1873.

Bailey, Daniel Stright: See Bailey, Stright

Bailey, Nettie Thomas

Image: caption following
Eliza Cook

Ellen Annette "Nettie" Thomas was born near Onward, Indiana, on July 30, 1847, and died on October 17, 1932, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the fifth child of William P. and Margaret (Stafford) Thomas. Nettie was Mattie (Thomas) Oblinger's only living sister. Uriah and Mattie frequently mention Nettie in letters before their marriage, and later Mattie addresses remarks to Nettie in her letters to the Thomas family from Fillmore County, Nebraska. Nettie married Daniel Stright Bailey on January 24, 1876, and they had one son, Orin Porter. After Mattie died in 1880, Ella Oblinger went to live with Nettie and Stright in Wisconsin until Uriah married Laura Bacon.

Bailey, Stright

Daniel Stright Bailey married Ellen Annette "Nettie" Thomas on February 24, 1876. Nettie and his friends called him Stright. The couple had one child, Orin Porter. Stright Bailey died in August 1932.

Bishop, C. S.

C. S. Bishop was a doctor who treated Uriah Oblinger for fainting spells during the Civil War. In the late 1880s and early 1890s he lived in Bowen, Illinois. Uriah corresponded with Bishop in order to gather information for his pension application.

Black, Grizzie

Grizzie Black was a friend of Mattie (Thomas) Oblinger in Indiana. Grizzie married Mattie's brother, George Wheeler Thomas, on March 23, 1870. They had four children: Ernest, Frank, Bertha, and May, and lived near Peru, Miami County, Indiana.

Image: caption following
Uriah A. Cook

Bumgardner Family

The Bumgardners, George H. and Sade, were friendly with Giles and Sadie Thomas. They lived six miles from Uriah and Laura Oblinger when the Oblingers returned to Fillmore County, Nebraska, 1883-85. Maud (Bumgardner) Yost, George and Sade's daughter, lived near Uriah and Laura Oblinger in Gove County, Kansas. George Bumgardner owned an agricultural implement store with George C. Clark in the Geneva, Nebraska, area in the late 1880s.

Cook, Eliza

Eliza (Oblinger) Cook was the sister of Samuel Oblinger and a favorite aunt of Uriah Oblinger. She was born in 1829, and married John Cook September 18, 1845. They had five children: Uriah, Noah, Theodore, Orin, and Sallie.

Cook, John

John Cook married Uriah Oblinger's aunt, Eliza Oblinger on September 18, 1845. They had five children: Uriah, Noah, Theodore, Orin, and Sallie.

Cook, Uriah A.

Uriah A. Cook was Uriah Oblinger's cousin, and son of Eliza and John Cook, Uriah Oblinger's paternal aunt and uncle. Uriah Cook escorted Mattie and Ella Oblinger to Nebraska in 1873, then went to Rice County, Minnesota, near Uriah Oblinger's father, Samuel. Uriah Cook married there and raised a family. He was also a United Brethren minister.

Biographical Notes: A-C | D-M | N-O | P-T | V-Z

Prairie Settlement | Oblinger Family | Family Tree