Saturday, March 14, 2009

Irene Willey item 1

These items of family history of my cousin, Irene Willey Andersenn, were passed on to me from my mother and father. Irene died the year after I was born. Her mother, my aunt Mareeda, was my father's oldest sister.

Irene Willey item 2

More information about my cousin, Irene Willey Andersenn, and her life. Keep reading to the bottom of these posts as part of the story below should be at the top.

Irene Willey item 3

The following scripture references and bits of wisdom were included in her memorial.

Irene Willey item 4

These scrap book items from the newspaper give us more information about Irene and her family.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

This is a poem that Irene's husband, Glenn Andersenn, wrote in memory of her. Glenn died in 1957 and they are both buried side by side in the Dudley Cemetery, Dudley, Noble County, Ohio. This is also where aunt Mareeda and uncle Ben are both buried.


This is a couple of pages of information that has been handed down in my family that helps us to learn a little about our cousin, Irene Willey Andersenn. I will post it to see if it is readable. If it isn't I will try typing the information in so we can learn a little about her life.


This is a picture of my cousin Irene Willey that married Glen Andersenn and died when I was only one year old so I never had an opportunity to get to know her. I do have a few faded pages about her that I find very interesting. I believe Irene and my daughter Kathy would be kindred spirits if they had an opportunity to meet. I will try to see if these items will post in a readable format. The sequence is not going to be in order since I am not yet capable of planning and ordering the story line.

Reading with Grandkids

Here is Mema (that is what the grandkids call her) reading Don't let the pigeon drive the bus to her Canada grandkids.

Older Mareeda and Ben Willey

This is a picture of Aunt Mareeda and Uncle Ben Willey on their farm in their golden years. They had eleven children to add to the Boney heritage. Anna Irene was born on 6 Aug 1906 and died on 15 Dec 1927. Margel Doris was born on 21 Aug 1908 and died on 12 Oct 1983. Lawrence Ervin was born on 1 Mar 1910 and died on 6 Mar 2000. Clinton Wayne was born on 7 Oct 1911 and died on 29 Mar 1995. William Marlin was born on 24 Apr 1913 and died on 6 Jan 1925. Ethelyn Ruth was born on 20 May 1915 and died on 19 May 2007. Clyde Edward was born on 21 Jul 1918 and died on 16 May 1971. Clela Lois was born on 8 Dec 1919 and is the only one still living 28 Feb 2009. Robert Stanton was born on 18 May 1921 and died on 13 Sep 1924. Virginia Belle was born on 24 Mar 1923 and died on 15 Mar 1928. Marian Hope was born on 21 Apr 1927 and died on 4 Dec 2002.


This is what Mareeda Boney born 12/13 Nov 1880 in Ritchie County, West Virginia and William Benjamin Willey born 31 May 1879 looked like when they were married on 21 Oct 1905 in Noble County, Ohio.

Canada Grandchildren

In the middle of October Gandma V.O. went for a visit with her Canada Grandbabies!

Miss Amanda had less hair back then.....

Smile for the camera!

Friday, February 27, 2009


GRANDPA AND GREAT-GRANDSON (RENE) - I like this picture of Grandpa because he looks so happy in it. Rene was born on 5 Dec 1927 and Grandpa died 15 May 1936 when he was 82 years old. Rolen Rene Radcliff was the grandson of Grandpa's oldest child, Mareeda. Rene's mother, Irene, was Mareeda's oldest child. Mareeda married Benjamin Willey. Their first child, Anna Irene, was born on 6 Aug 1906. Irene married Glenn Andersenn when she was 18 years old. She was 21 when Rene was born. She died from uremic poison on 15 Dec 1927 when Rene was only 10 days old. He was adopted by Frank and Grace Radcliff and they were kind and loving foster parents to him. Rene died on 5 Mar 2001.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jacob Boney and Sons

Jacob Boney and Sons

Grandfather, Jacob Boney, was born August 9, 1853 in Washington County, Ohio. This photo was taken at his oldest son Irvin's home. His four sons are standing with him in birth order, oldest to youngest. Irvin born September 21, 1884; John born May 15, 1887; Stanton born September 27, 1897 and Vernon born May 16, 1901. Irvin and John were both born in Ritchie County, West Virginia. Stanton and Vernon were born after Jacob moved his family back to Noble County, Ohio.

Monday, February 2, 2009

My Grandfather Jacob Andrew Boney

This picture of my grandfather, Jacob Andrew Boney, was taken when he was seventy-five years old. He was the son of John Boney and Julia Hipsley. He was born in Lawrence Township, Washington County, Ohio on August 9, 1853. The picture was probably taken about 1928 time frame. I have a couple of other pictures of him and a few impressions that I will post later. He died on May 15, 1936 when he was eighty-tw0 years old.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great Grandchildren of Jacob Boney and Arminda

The wee ones pictured below with their mothers are great grandchildren of Jacob Boney and Arminda Pyles. The photo was probably taken in the summer of 1940 at Mareeda and Ben Willey's. The following information is written on the back of the photo but has not been verified.

Belva Marshall born May 13, 1913 is holding daughter Mavis Darlene. She was born August 25 1938. Guila Garvin born May 1, 1911. She is showing off Bulah Elaine born in 1940. The youngsters are grandchildren of John and Ina.

The next group of three are descendants of Mareeda and Ben Willey. Clela Lois Delancey born December 8, 1919 is holding daughter Doris born December 4, 1939. Next is Clyde Edward Willey's wife Geraldine Porter. She is holding son Rodger (no birth date given). Olive Parker, wife of oldest son Lawrence Ervin, is holding daughter Lois Marie born October 1939.

Last in the dark dress is Mary Tilton daughter of Irvin and Emmie Boney. She is showing her daughter Donna May born October 21, 1939.

This is a picture of my Grandpa and Grandma Boney and their five oldest children. Grandpa, Jacob Andrew Boney, was born on August 9, 1853 in Lawrence, Township, Washington, County, Ohio. He was the son of John Boney and Julia Hipsley. Grandma was born on February 9, 1861 near Harriettsville, Noble County, Ohio. She was the daughter of William Pyles and Mary Elizabeth Scott.

The picture shows Uncle John born May 15, 1887 in Ritchie County, West Virginia beside grandmother who has her hand on grandpa’s shoulder. She is dressed in dark clothing. Aunt Mareeda has on light clothing. She is the oldest child and was born on 12 or 13, November 1880 also in Ritchie County, West Virginia. Uncle James Irvin, the oldest son, is next. He was born on September 21, 1884 also in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Aunt Mary Elizabeth is the young girl wearing the plaid dress. She was born on May 16, 1890 in Brookfield Township, Noble County, Ohio. Her little brother Stanton Edward, sitting on grandpa’s lap was born on September 27, 1897 in Noble County, Ohio when grandma was 36 years old. They did wear dresses on little boys back then. My dad, Vernon Boney, was born on May 16, 1901 in Noble County, Ohio. He and Stanton both had to obtain delayed birth certificates. I do not have a picture of my dad as a child.

This is the only picture I have of aunt Lizzie as she was called. She died on October 19, 1924. She married and only had one child, a son who only lived one day. She and her child are both buried in Bell’s Cemetery, Sharon Township, Noble County, Ohio. Grandma and Grandpa are buried there and Grandma’s brother, uncle Jeff, Thomas Jefferson Pyles is buried there as well.

Aunt Mareeda and uncle Benjamin Willey had eleven children and three died young. Eight of them lived to maturity and had children. Uncle Irving and aunt Lucinda Emmaline Linton, Emmie, had six children, four daughters and two sons. They all married and added more children. Uncle John and aunt Ina Cecil Mckee also had four daughters and two sons that repeated the process adding to the numbers.

Uncle Stanton moved to Texas and married Mary John Patterson. They had one daughter. She also married and has added to our Boney-Pyles descendants. Last my dad, Vernon, married Ida Ellen Mincks and they had two daughters and one son. That appears to total twenty-eight grandchildren for Jacob and Arminda.

Vernon and Ida had eleven grandchildren. Who has the number of grandchildren for Mareeda, Irvin, John and Stanton?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Boney Siblings May 29, 2005

The sisters and the brother.

This is a picture of me and my sister Marie. I was born on August 13, 1926 and she was born on September 28, 1928. I believe this picture was taken in the spring of 1929. I was probably two and a half. My children will probably enjoy comparing this picture with their own daughter's pictures.
The other picture is of my sister, Marie and my brother, Bud when they were all grown up. I do not know the date but it is a good example of your little brother becoming your big brother. It happens, they grow up and can now look down on you.