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Winfield Scott Lefever (b. December 19, 1848, d. January 04, 1915)Winfield Scott Lefever (son of John Lefever and Rebecca Robinson) was born December 19, 1848 in Iowa, Van Buren Co., and died January 04, 1915 in Goldendale, Washington, Klickitat Co..He married Mary Findlay on October 12, 1871 in Iowa, Van Buren Co., daughter of Alexander Findlay and Margaret Whitfield.
Notes for Winfield Scott Lefever:
My Paternal Great-Grandparents
Times must have been hard in Texasbecause in 1878, Winfield and his family, with his sister, Mary Jane Jameson and her family and his brother, Steven, made their way north.
At the time of this journey, Winfield and Mary would have had four little children:George (5 years old),
Frank (4 years old), my grandfather, Harry (2 years old), and Nettie (1 year old),
They caught a train to San Francisco, then a boat to Portland, Oregon, or Oregon City,After spending some time exploring the Willamette Valley and finding it not to their liking, they moved on to Washington Territory, in the Goldendale area.After a couple of years Mary Jane, her husband and her brother, Steven, moved to Victor, Montana.
Winfield and Mary settled on a farm about three miles east of Goldendale. The familyalso ran a dairy,and during the summers, Mary and some of the younger children would take the cows to the Simcoe Mountains north of Goldendale.About once a weekthey would deliver butter to Goldendale where they also bought supplies.Winfield and the older boys would stay at the farm to harvest the crops.
They had eight children (2 girls/6 boys) of which my grandfather, Harry S. Lefever, was the third
child.These were my father's aunts and uncles.
1. George b. 1873
2. Frank b. 1874, m. Minne Sanders
3. Harry b. 1876, m. Blanche Meredith
4. Janette (Nettie) b. 1877, m. Gus Nelson
5. Richard b. between 1878-1884, m. Flora Brokaw
6. Jess b. between 1879-1885, m. Rose
7. Daniel Gamble b. 1886, m. Helen Locy
8. Mary b. after 1886, m. Harry Steiner
More About Winfield Scott Lefever:
Nationality: French, German, English.
More About Winfield Scott Lefever and Mary Findlay:
Marriage: October 12, 1871, Iowa, Van Buren Co..
Children of Winfield Scott Lefever and Mary Findlay are:
- +Harry S. Lefever, b. February 29, 1876, Denison, Texas,Grayson Co., d. September 06, 1962, Goldendale, Washington, Klickitat Co..