Hello, after nearly 20 years, I finally got a break through my "brick wall".My grandfather, William Henry PACE worked for the railroad and could have been anywhere in a five state area which made research nearly impossible.Recently, I came across some information that has blown all that research wide open!I knew that my grandfather had married a Gladys UNDERDOWN, but we had no other info and didn't know where to start looking.Here is what I have so far:
Generation No. 1
1.JAMES L.1 PARKS was born April 1837 in Ohio.He married MOLLIE UNKNOWN.She was born March 1839 in IN.
Children of JAMES PARKS and MOLLIE UNKNOWN are:
2. i. JENNIE2 PARKS, b. December 1855, Iowa.
ii. CHARLES F. PARKS, b. September 1879, Nebraska.
Generation No. 2
2.JENNIE2 PARKS (JAMES L.1) was born December 1855 in Iowa.She married UNKNOWN AUGHE.He was born in Nebraska.
Notes for JENNIE PARKS:
1900 Douglas Co., NE Census Waterloo Precinct, Waterloo Village, 4 June 1900 by Wm James Mack, sheet 3 B, pg. 402, Madison St.
Aughe, Jennie Head W F Dec 1855 44 wd. 4-4 IAOHOH IA
Dela N.dauW F May 1884 16 sKS NEOH
Parks, James L father W M April 1837 63 mar 42 yr. OH OH OH
Chas. Fbrother W M Sept 1879 20 sNE OH IN
MolliemotherW F Mar 1837 63 mar 6-6IN IN IN
Child of JENNIE PARKS and UNKNOWN AUGHE is:
3. i. DELLA N.3 AUGHE, b. March 1884, KS.
Generation No. 3
3.DELLA N.3 AUGHE (JENNIE2 PARKS, JAMES L.1) was born March 1884 in KS.She married WILLIAM UNDERDOWN 31 December 1900 in Fremont, Dodge Co., NE, son of WILLIAM UNDERDOWN and MARTHA WILSON.He was born February 1879 in MO.
Notes for WILLIAM UNDERDOWN:
In 1900, William was working as a hired man for Gottfried Luthy.He was listed as 20 yrs. old.Douglas Co., NE Census, sheet 8 A, pg. 90, Waterloo Precinct by Wm James Mack.He died before 1920 as his wife is listed as a widow with two daughters.
Siblings of William UNDERDOWN:
2.Lizzie mar. Willis SNEAD
3.Haley, mar. Frank BOWMAN
6.Henry, mar. Jessie BAKER
7.Joe, mar. Mae UNKNOWN
Children of DELLA AUGHE and WILLIAM UNDERDOWN are:
4. i. GLADYS4 UNDERDOWN, b. 1902, Nebraska.
ii. MERLE UNDERDOWN, b. 1906.
Generation No. 4
4.GLADYS4 UNDERDOWN (DELLA N.3 AUGHE, JENNIE2 PARKS, JAMES L.1) was born 1902 in Nebraska.She married WILLIAM HENRY PACE 07 March 1919 in NE, son of CHARLES PACE and LURENA DEASON.He was born 10 January 1895 in Lowell, Benton Co.,AR, and died 10 February 1980 in Nokomis,Montgomery Co.,IL.
Notes for GLADYS UNDERDOWN:
Gladys and William apparently divorced by 1922 because he married again in OK that year.Oral family tradition says that after the divorce, Gladys moved to Illinois with her baby son, but that may not be true.
1920 Lancaster Co., NE Federal Census (City of Lincoln), 4th Ward, Enumeration Dist. #68, sheet #12, pg. 671,enumerated on 9 Jan 1920 by Edna M. Thorginson(sp?)
#1920, #259, #279
Underdown, Della Head F W 36 wd. NE US US salelady
Pace, GladysDauF W 18 mar.NE TN NE
" , Williamson-in-law M W 25 mar. OK US US
Underdown, Merle DauF W 14 sNE TN NE
Child of GLADYS UNDERDOWN and WILLIAM PACE is:
i. CLAY WILLIAM5 PACE, b. 08 February 1920, NE ?
My father, who is also a son of William Henry PACE never knew his older half brother (Clay William) and would like very much to know what became of him.If someone out there is related to to the above family, I would love to connect with you.Corrections are always welcome.
Gayle Pace Jones