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John Louis Sledge
(1772-1823)
Cinthia L Sammons
(1762-1840)
Burrell Warren Sr
(Abt 1800-)
Elizabeth Mary Nance
(1801-)
Zebulon Louis Sledge Jr.
(1814-1882)
Sarah Nancy Warren
(1818-1864)

Francis Ellen Sledge
(1856-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Ellis Vaughn

2. Alexander Huston Wilson

Francis Ellen Sledge

  • Born: 19 Apr 1856, Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Marriage (1): John Ellis Vaughn on 15 Jun 1875 in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Marriage (2): Alexander Huston Wilson on 22 Jan 1896 in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Died: 18 Aug 1923, Jefferson County, Illinois at age 67
  • Buried: Hopewell Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois.
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bullet  General Notes:

ELLEN VAUGHN 8-18-1923

Mrs. Frances Ellen Vaughn died some time Saturday night, the exact time not being known, but it is thought she died about 10:30 as she was heard to breathe and it is thought turn in bed at that time.
Mrs. Vaughn's age was 67 years and 4 months, and she was the widow of John Ellis Vaughn, a son of one of the best-known men in Jefferson County, Christopher Guess Vaughn.
She was the youngest member of her father's family.
Mrs. Vaughn is survived by the following named children; Mrs. Lula Boone, Mrs. Agnes Carpenter on rural routes out of Mt. Vernon, IL; John Vaughn, Trenton, Mo.; Mrs. Ed Rough near Mt. Vernon, IL; Frank E. Vaughn, near LaMonte, Mo., and Mrs. Ethel Quillin, Kanawa, Okla., and Mrs. George Donoho near Mt. Vernon, IL.
Two sons Curtis and Arley are dead.
The following named brothers and sisters survive; Burrell Sledge of Mt. Vernon, IL; Robert Sledge, Sedalia, Mo.; Louis Sledge, Divide; Mrs. Emily Chambliss, near Harmony Church; and Mrs. Lucinda Stitch, Duncan, Okla.
Mrs. Vaughn kept house for her grandsons John and Clarence Vaughn at 723 Conger Avenue Mt. Vernon, IL.
She was in her usual health Saturday and done a big days work. She had made all preparations for Sunday dinner and everything was in readiness for the day. She did not arise at the usual hour Sunday morning and the boys wondered at the fact. "Grandma" had never failed to be early engaged in the duties of day and the boys called and when she made no response, they investigated and found her apparently dead. Determined to leave nothing undone, a physician was hastily summoned but he found the spark of life had burned out; the gentle spirit had taken its flight hours before. "Grandma" was cold in death, having passed peacefully from earth and without pain.
It is believed she had realized for some time that death was near as she had made plans in anticipation, and when it came a good and faithful servant was ready for the reward. Mrs. Vaughn was a lifelong Christian having been converted at the age of thirteen years.
Coroner Jesse A. Reese, who was summoned to the home, impaneled a jury and death was found due to heart trouble, with which she had been a sufferer some time.
Funeral services will be held at Hopewell tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will follow at the Hopewell Cemetery.
The Rev. A. L. Smith will conduct the services.

1910 Stephens County, King Twp., OK census
Name: Francis E Vaughn
Age in 1910: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
BirthPlace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Home in 1910: King, Stephens, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Widowed

Household Members:
NameAge
Francis E Vaughn 54
Orley C Vaughn 24
Frank C Vaughn 20
Cora Ethel Vaughn 18
Nina May Vaughn 13
John G Vaughn 7 This is Samuel Curtis Vaughn son

1900 Jefferson County, IL Census:

Name: Alex Willson
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Frace e
Race: White

Name: Frace e Willson
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's name: Alex
Race: White

Name: Christie Willson - This is more then likely Orley Christopher Vaughn
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Alex
Mother's name: Frace e
Race: White

Name: John L Willson - this is John Louis Vaughn not Wilson
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Alex
Mother's name: Frace e
Race: White

Name: Mimis Willson - this is Minnie Emily Vaughn not Wilson
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's name: Alex
Mother's name: Frace e
Race: White

Name: Frake e Willson - This is Frank Edward Vaughn not Wilson
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Alex
Mother's name: Frace e
Race: White

Name: Cara E Willson This is Cora Ethel Vaughn not Wilson
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's name: Alex
Mother's name: Frace e
Race: White

Name: Nellie Willson - this is Nina Mae Vaughn she was a Wilson by birth not a Vaughn. Her mother gave her the last name of Vaughn after the divorce. She used the last name of Vaughn as she grew up.
Home in 1900: Field, Jefferson, Illinois
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's name: Alex
Mother's name: Frace e
Race: White


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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Moved: Moved from OK back to IL, Dec 1911. Francis must have moved to OK soon after John Ellis Vaughn died.


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Francis married John Ellis Vaughn, son of Christopher Guess Vaughn and Virginia Jane Houston, on 15 Jun 1875 in Jefferson County, Illinois. (John Ellis Vaughn was born on 17 Dec 1846 in Jefferson County, Illinois, died on 18 Nov 1892 in Jefferson County, Illinois and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois.) The cause of his death was Died during flu scare.


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Francis next married Alexander Huston Wilson, son of Michael Wilson and Sina Thompson, on 22 Jan 1896 in Jefferson County, Illinois. The marriage ended in divorce. (Alexander Huston Wilson was born on 11 Apr 1843 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois and died on 7 Mar 1927 in Meacham, Marion County, Illinois.)



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