|Oliver Ellsworth Aikins
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Marrowbone Township, Moultrie, IL. 3 The 1870 census recorded Ichoabod Aikins, farmer, 42, living with wife Katharine, 37; Sophiah, 12; Oliver E., 4; and Josiah, 2. The children were born in Illiinois; their father in Ohio, and mother in Tennessee. The post office was Marrowbone.
2. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Mission Twp., Neosho, KS. 1 Oliver E. Aikens, farmer, 32, born Aug 1867, was married for 5 years to wife Kezia E., 40, Sept 1859. She had birthed 7 children by 1900, 4 still alive then. Living with her: Frank, 4, Jan 1896; Clarence E., 4 months, Jan 1900; and Anna Fay Beecher, wife's daughter, 12, Feb 1888. Oliver was born in Illinois, his father in Ohio, and mother in Tennessee. Kezia and her mother were born in Indiana, her father in New York. Frank and Clarence were born in Kansas. Anna Fay, Kezia's daughter by her first marriage to a Beecher, was born in Kansas and her father in Ohio.
Oliver married Keziah Elizabeth Harter, daughter of Marcus Harter and Lucinda Kessler, on 26 Feb 1895 in St. Paul, Neosho, KS. (Keziah Elizabeth Harter was born on 16 Sep 1858 in Washington Twp., Miami, IN,4 5 died on 11 Jun 1915 in South Mound, Neosho, KS 4 and was buried in South Mound: South Mound Cemetery, Neosho, KS 4.)
Oliver next married Anna Fay Beecher, daughter of Rufus Beecher and Keziah Elizabeth Harter, on 8 Mar 1916 in Parsons, Labette, KS. (Anna Fay Beecher was born on 21 Feb 1888 in Mission Twp., Neosho, KS,1 6 died on 23 May 1973 in Chanute, Neosho, KS 6 and was buried in South Mound: South Mound Cemetery, Neosho, KS 6.)
1 1900 United States Census, Kansas, Neosho County, Mission Township, Series: T623 Roll: 493 Page: 154.
2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28113897.
3 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6H2-8ZB Oliver E Aikins in household of Ichabod Aikins, Illinois, United States; citing p. 4, family 22, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545763.
4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28113895.
5 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Washington, Miami, Indiana; Roll: M653_281; Page: 341; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 803281.
6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28113890.