1920 census, Oakland, Alameda, California Burleigh T. Braund 36 PA f PA m PA Salesman auto tires Harriet H Braund30 CO f OH m IL
He is listed in the Oakland city directories as Burt/Bert
1900 census, Colorado Spings, El Paso, Colorado
Jas A Hoffmyre63OH lawyer Electa J48IL Clara27CO instruction (she was a schoolteacher) Hattie14CO Gus E Cox45PA carpenter boarder
She was the superintendent of music first for Oakland public schools and then in 1920 went to Colorado Springs to do the same there. She resigned because she only wanted to teach grade school music, not high school.
Colorado Springs Gazette 12/25/1902 abstracted Frank S. Banks and Miss Harriet Hoffmire were married 12/24 at the home of Judge and Mrs. James Hoffmire....Mrs. T. Shell, sister of the bride, presided at the piano and played the wedding march. The bride was given away by Thomas Hoffmire of Denver, brother of the bride.
(Thomas R. was an attorney in Denver and ran for Congress)
There is a very good picture of Clara in the Denver Post, 11/10/1922,pg 3
1880 census, Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas James Hoffmire36OH county attorney Elesta38IL Thomas17OH Margaret R.10IL James7KS Clara3KS Susan Morse22servant Sorvelta Morse14servant Louis N B Hoffmire 41 OH brother fruit grower
1870 census, Litchfield Ward 3, Montgomery, Illinois James Hoffmire30Lawyer
It looks like James died about 1909 in Colorado Springs.
Electa was in Alameda County in 1914 and lived with Clara. She was the daughter of George Lester and Roxana Palmer Hoisington, both from VT. Roxana died in 1870 of typhoid fever.
Electa J20 Thomas6 Margaret10.12
James Hoffmire m Electa J Hoisington 11/8/1868 Montgomery County
According to a tree on Ancestry.com, James was b in Knox Cty OH, son of Isaac and Margaret Packer Hoffmire
Sorvelta Morse, who seems to be a foster daughter, married a son of Ezra Comfort, and the three of them, along with some others, went to Topolobamo, Sinaloa, Mexico to start a colony sometime before 1891. They were Spiritualists. The husband of Sorvelta became ill and they travelled back to Delphos, Ottawa Cty, KS so that the son could die and be buried in the US. By that time the Hoffmires were in Colorado, and they are referred to as parents of Sorvelta.
Boulder CO attorneys THOMAS R. HOFFMIRE PUEBLO
Born, Ohio, February 2, 1863; married Helen L. Marzulf, May, 1916; admitted Colorado Bar, 1891 ; formerly City At- torney, La Junta, Colorado; Prosecuting Attorney, Otero County; member Pueblo Bar Association, Commerce Club, Elks.