My paternal grandfather, William Michael was born, probably in the 1850's or early 1860's in Putnam County, Missouri. He married Martha Ellen Bruce and for a while they lived on a house boat near St. Louis, Missouri. They had 11 children: Mary Ellen (married name was Eubanks); Charles Michael who married a woman by the last name of Mock (she lived in Colorado); John Preston Michael (my father, who married Mamie Mitchell Smith); Eva (who passed away at age 16); Mae (who married a John Oyler); Myrtle (who married an E. Bishop); Daisy (who was married 3 times to men by the last names of Hydrickson, Earp and McKinney), Clark (who married Lula Mock, who was related to the
woman his brother Charles); Ivah (who married Pete Wedman); Loren, who supposedly never married; and Earl, who died in infancy. William Michael was killed in an accident at the lumber yard in Anthony, Kansas in 1913. Martha Ellen Bruce Michael passed away in Anthony, Kansas in 1933.