My wife Linda is a granddaughter of Claude Herman Nye.Linda was raised in Weaverville, CA and remembers a few brief things about Addie.Claude was Ivan’s older brother born 7 Feb 1890 in Pawnee Rock, Kansas.Claude and Bouwina Zeef had three daughters.Linda’s mother Joyce was the youngest, born in 1927.
I have located more about Samuel than I knew a year or so ago.He is Samuel Nathaniel Nye, born 20 March 1860 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and died in Long Beach, California on 4 Feb. 1937.I have this death information from Los Angeles county.
For a long time I labored under the assumption his middle name was Ivan, from some erroneous family information I had received.I kept coming up with census and other information about Samuel N. Nye, and was finally able to confirm that relationship to Addie Belle through an early Oregon census, and also through a surviving relative in California who I believe is William's sister.
I am very interested in the Samuel’s parent information you have, as I received information he had been adopted in Pennsylvania by a Mennonite or Amish family.
I have a picture of Addie Belle with Ivan and Claude, her obituary (which is brief), and some other ancestral information.I sent you an email a few days ago.Hope to hear back from you.