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4 He attended school through the 11th grade at Fremont, Iowa.Harold grew up on a farm, he farmed awhile himself. He also worked at a family owned coal mine in Iowa ans later for the Union Pacific RR. Early in his life he fell in love with horses wand became a professional horse trainer. He bred and raised horses. He won many trophies and ribbons from showing them. He lived in Iowa and Colorado. Moved to Tuscon and ended up in Cochise area. He worked for a short while at a nearby power plant. He was an honest man and when he gave his word he stood by it. He liked a good story, loved to visit as the family remembered meals would turn cold waiting on him.
Jane said that Harold broke his upper leg when he was going to the bathroom and oxygen cord caught under the door, couldn't get up. Went to the doc to set it in Tuscan, AZ they sent him back to the Wilcox hospital where he got pneumonia they then took him back to Tuscan, she also said that he froze his lungs in Carbon Dale, Colorado picking up hay many years ago. He told Jane he was going home and the next day he passed. 
Johnston, Harold Edwin (I16)
 
5 Age at Death: 68 Burrier, Samuel Fredrick (1ST) (P158)
 
6 Age: 39 Burrier, Jr. Ralph Orlando (P164)
 
7 Age: 58 Burrier, (2nd) Samuel Fredrick (P162)
 
8 Age: 67 Burrier, Ralph Orlando (P153)
 
9 Age: 72 Burrier, Christine Erma (P166)
 
10 Age: 74 Burrier, Harold Arthur (P163)
 
11 Age: 89 Boyde, Mary (P146)
 
12 Age: 90 Burrier, Warren Edgar (P38)
 
13 As per Donna Burrier she said that (uncle) Sam got kicked out of his house by his wife because he smelt from cancer. Burrier, (2nd) Samuel Fredrick (P162)
 
14 Aunt Chris, Jane and MaryLou were in a car(truck) accident when they were t-boned on the passenger side throwing MaryLou across the truck and it rolled on her. it happened on Alameda & Garrison Denver, Colorado. Johnston, Mary Lou (I21)
 
15 Bob didn't share about his illness due to his fear of Donna kicking him out. (his brother Sam was kicked out of the house from his wife because she said he smelled from his cancer----per Donna Burrier). Burrier, Robson Charles (P160)
 
16 Bob lived on the homestead as his dad's right hand man, mending fences, caring for cattle and operating farm equipment. They would call him their very own MacGyver. His love and devotion to the family farm and to Whidbey Island was cemented early on and lasted his entire 69 years. He enjoyed conversation and his fun-loving sense of humor and infectious laugh. Bob's farming commitment extended to help other local farmers in need. He continued to be generous with his gifts, resources and time. He was fiercely independent, dedicated to solving problems, collecting treasures and creating time to brew beer, make wine, pressed apples for cider and baking family recipes. Bob enjoyed sharing his goodies with the ones he loved. He graduated from Langley High School 1967. He worked at Boeing Everett Plant in th e interior fabrication shop. He served in the US Naval Reserve-Seabees as a steelworker in Okinawa, Japan and Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. He traveled to Juneau Alaska with a commercial hand trolling license for 22Ft Calkins Bartender boat after fishing season sold boat moved back to Island. He lived in his grandparents house till his death. 1976 until 2015 he worked with Senior Services delivering meals, bldg maintenance, cleaning and kitchen work. He gladly took the tasks other people didn't want. After work around the homestead he developed septic infection that he couldn't recover from. Family F1
 
17 Bob lived with grandma on Whidbey Island, He did alot of odd jobs couldn't find a permnant job so he moved back to Colorado. He drove truck for Ivan, he was a heavy equipment operator. He built a house and farmed the land in Mead, CO. He was close to Betty and Thurman. He was a quite man. Burrier, Robson Charles (P160)
 
18 Chet was drafted to the Army.Vietnam War but stayed state side Worked in Washington D.C. in the basement of the Pentagon in computers. He worked at Colorado Nat'l Bank as a computer operator, worked at Copper Zarco Mine Sahrita, Az. He was on the rodeo circuit bulls and bare back. He also worked heavy equipment - construction. He had high blood pressure. He lived in his motorhome it caught on fire while he was driving it, he suffered severe burns, couldn't keep his heart regulated, they decided after several days to pull the plug and he died in the hosiptal.

 
Johnston, Chester Harold (I23)
 
19 Chrissy's parents came from Greece he was a truck driver and she was a housewife. Chrissy was a florist, she ran a restaurant, very involved in community activities, she also had a cake decorating business. She died with complications with her diabetes. Bill (Vasolious), Christinee Nicholas (I172)
 
20 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F151
 
21 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hughes, Richard Allen (I283)
 
22 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ruddick, Donna Jean (I156)
 
23 Dwight retired Army - secret service. Fort Huachuca, AZ. He also worked for emissions in Az, worked for a bank filling their supplies (purchaser). He lived in Hawaii. He died of a heart attack. Johnston, Dwight Cleo (I17)
 
24 Elizabeth was the favorite since she was the last girl, especially by her father. She was an avid communicator with hand written postcards almost daily to her siblings. She owned an antique/rock shop in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She hosted 4-5 family reunions. She enjoyed visiting her siblings on a regular basis. She did alot of genealogy. She was a big fan of playing cards. She was very active in the Eastern Star organization. Burrier, Mary Elizabeth (P167)
 
25 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F72
 
26 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bonnichsen, William (I304)
 
27 Harold was a salesman. He sold upholstery for furniture. He lost his eye playing with firecrackers around 12 years old. Burrier, Harold Arthur (P163)
 
28 He died on a freezing night giving up shelter for others in a park in Denver, CO Burrier, (3rd) Samuel Fredrick Jr. (P419)
 
29 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Burrier, Warren Harold (I157)
 
30 He served in World War II receiving several decorations Burrier, (2nd) Samuel Fredrick (P162)
 
31 He was a farmer and a school bus driver for 30 years.He was very active in the county fair and community and with the Masonic Lodge. He loved his walla, walla onion sandwiches. He made and enjoyed his own berry and apple wine. He loved cribbage and pinnocle. He loved his dalhia's. He loved get togethers and spending time with family but especially his siblings. Burrier, Warren Edgar (P38)
 
32 He was a farmer and a school bus driver for 30 years.He was very active in the county fair and community and with the Masonic Lodge. He loved his walla, walla onion sandwiches. He made and enjoyed his own berry and apple wine. He loved cribbage and pinnocle. He loved his dalhia's. He loved get togethers and spending time with family but especially his siblings.
As a child the family raised tomatoes and corn on 80 acres in Cedar, Iowa. Warren would "snap the corn" after school and he would put it in the wagon hook up the team and drive it into town of Oskaloosa, Iowa to the canning factory. He had 10 milk cows where he milked them on a 3 legged stool. They took the milk and put it into a melt separator which separtes the cream from the milk. Butter was made from the cream. Warren loaded the wagon with the cream and took it the creamery for processing. Warren fished the Cedar creek and caught catfish the size of trout 6" - 12" his mom MaryJane "Bonnichsen would can the meats chicken, pork and catfish.
Warren graduated from high school "Freemont Highschool 1932?" 
Burrier, Warren Edgar (P38)
 
33 He was a sailor on the ocean for 14 years. He married Jane Dowson and they had 9 children. Bonnichsen, Thomas Frederick Cesar Gustav (I35)
 
34 He was a school bus driver for about 30 years, farmed and was very involved in social activites in the community (Masonic organization) Family F46
 
35 He was an iron worker. He served in the military. He died of pancreatic cancer. Family F22
 
36 He was an iron worker. He served in the military - Navy. USS Rankin Greece he bought Aunt Chris a beautiful cuckoo clock not sure where it is now. Keith was in a very bad car accident near Alamosa head on. He suffered some brain damage. He and Marge got divorced and he married Jean. He died of pancreatic cancer.  Johnston, Keith Edward (I20)
 
37 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kitchens, Kenneth Glenn (P6)
 
38 Killed in an auto accident Johnston, Mary Lou (I21)
 
39 Lived in Cedar Iowa, very little money, went to church as kids (methodist church). He moved to Coulee City/Lincoln City and acquired cattle, worked for a farm in Port Townsend. Worked for the war effort as a machinist ( too old for military). Purchased land on Widbey Island, Wa and farmed the land. Warren didn't like his dad said he was abusive and mean. His mother was very nurturing and loving. After a kidney transplant at age 81 did very well from that, he died in Careage nursing home after a double stroke because brothers didn't want him home, MJ wanted to bring dad home but was overruled. He died after 12 days of no nourishment. Family F46
 
40 Mary Jane was a little Quaker lady and Ralph belonged to the christian church. Stories heard that Mary Jane would tell of how the Indians would come and knock on the door in the winter, begging for food when they first came to Iowa. She also told of seeing Lincoln's funeral train on the wayt to Springfield, Ill. when she was young. The family was large. Few members may still be in Mahaska County. This information came from Mary Stitley. Family F47
 
41 Mike owned and operated the Stitely Repair Shop, was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Tri-Luminar Lodge #18, Davenport Consistory, KAABA Shrine, Mahaska Shrine Club, Oskaloosa Shrine fireman,, Oskaloosa Chapter #146 OES, BPOE #340, FOE #276, and served a director on the Oskaoosa School board 09/1970-09/1973.

Uncle Mike drove the miniature firetruck at parades and at the Shrine circus. He was a very jolly man and well liked  
Stitley, Edgar Roy (I144)
 
42 Newspaper article said Wayne died at 1:30 a.m. from a foot injury received a week earlier. THe boy was helping his father bail hay for Dr. Forsythe on W.E. Felelr's land when the accident occurred. Infection set in and by Monday the youth had a temperature of 105 and was delirious. He was rushed to St. Joseph's hospital, Ottumwa. That afternoon by Dr Forsythe where his foot was lanced. He was brought to his home that night. He grew steadily worse, was delirious the whole time, and death occurred that next morning. The boy who was one of a large family, was a fine lad and well liked in this community. Despite his extreme youth he was very ambitious and day after day would set out at 6 or thereabouts in the morning to seek work for the day. He was quiet, earnest and very courteous. The death of one so young is a great blow to his family and many friends. Burrier, Wayne Bonnichsen (P161)
 
43 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hughes, Leah Rochelle (I284)
 
44 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Lee, Patricia Arlene (I282)
 
45 Ralph was a farmer. Rae and Ralph owned a home which in 1957 (?) burnt to the ground, shortly after the new house was built Ralph died in an accidental shooting when he tried picking up the rifle sitting next to his chair when the gun handle got caught shot him in the head. Burrier, Jr. Ralph Orlando (P164)
 
46 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F68
 
47 She was a housewife. She always made everyone feel special, like you were her favorite. she was the peacemaker. She had the greatest laugh. She worked/ Burrier, Helene Georgia (P165)
 
48 She was a nurturing gentle pretective person. She was a big boned lady. Grandma had a tv and liked to watch it. She loved to sew, she sewed doll clothes for Mary Jane Donohoe. She said your a dressmaker not a seamstress because those ladies sat in a factory and sewed seams. She also loved her chickens. She had a bird named Dickie it was white probably a parrot. She loved to talk to it. Bonnichsen, Mary Jane (I63)
 
49 She was a professional seamstress and embroidered beautifully tea towels, pillow cases and tablecloths.She sewed alot of shirts for the Round Up Riders of the Rockies(cowboys from all over very wealthy men. Uncle Harold was the wrangler) Monty Montana-roper and Johnny Bolls-singer, She also was hired to sew shirts for Stevinson Chevrolet (Denver, CO)for their hired help. A very hard working housewife. She had a hard life and losing her daughter in her arms in an automobile accident had to have been a horrible thing to carry a lifetime. She died a very painful horrible death with pancreatic cancer at her home. Mark and Michelle Schwettman were by her side. Daughter Jane and son Chet were there also.

She did have high blood pressure. 
Burrier, Christine Erma (P166)
 
50 She was adopted by an aunt in Greece, her mom had to many kids and her aunt had plenty of room and means financially to take her. Upon their passing they sold there estate split the money and she came to US with daughter Sally to find her husband. She had Chrissy first in US and then had 4 more children after that.  Zafica (Sapirco Greek Name), Anaci Frank (Phenezeta Greek name) (I185)
 

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