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Hester Ketchum   The youngest daughter of Asa Calkins and Lillias Jacinth (Burton) Ketchum was Hester Euphemia Ketchum, who was born on 26 December 1880 in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. She was only one year old when her father passed away at Chautauqua Springs where he was buried. Hettie, as she was known while young, moved with her family to McCune, Kansas, where her family lived with Lillie's parents. In 1883 Hester's mother married George Riley McCorkell in Cherokee, Kansas and they moved out on a farm near Scammon, Kansas. Scammon is the area where Hester grew up and attended school.

   Euphemia Burton Howe, Lillias' sister and an aunt to Hester, wrote a history of the Ketchum family in 1939 for Hester. Other family members have made copies of this letter which described several historical points about Asa C. Ketchum. He was born on 4 June 1821 in or near Ithaca [Cortland, Cortland Co.], New York. He became a lawyer, possibly by attending school or by apprenticing with a practicing lawyer. He married three times. His first wife was from Kentucky and later on, was very frail after their daughter Ada Ketchum was born and they decided upon "an agreable separation." His second marriage was to Miss Susan Tingle of Ohio. During the Civil War Asa was a colonel in the Home Guards and was sent to Memphis, Tennessee. The first child of the second marriage, Grace G. Ketchum, was born in 1861 while in Memphis. After the war Asa "returned to the practice of law" in Marble Hill, Bollinger County, Missouri (directly north on the Mississippi from Memphis). Several children were born and died while in Marble Hill -- Hester (1865), Asa (1866), Frank (1867) and Ephriam (1872?). Henry C. Ketchum, Asa & Susan's first son, was born in 1870 and lived but his mother soon passed away in 1872. For his third wife, Asa married Miss Lillias J. Burton on 10 November 1872 in Marble Hill, Missouri and they had four children: Minnie (1875), Elizabeth (1877), Seneca (1878) and Hester (1880). Seneca Ketchum died in Fort Smith, Arkansas and later, the three daughters married, migrated to California and lived their allotted ages.

   Hester Ketchum married Fred Steinbrook and had two daughters, Matti and Evelyn. After he passed away, she remarried to Charles Dudley. He was a forestry lookout in northern California and they lived nearby in Grass Valley for the remainder of their lives. Charles Dudley passed away first and then Hester on 28 June 1965. Strangely enough Hester and her sister, Elizabeth Thompson, died on the same day. Elizabeth died in the morning and Hester in the afternoon One cousin commented, "It's as if Lizzie was waiting to take Hester by the hand and show her the way."


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HESTER-8 KETCHUM


[HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] HESTER EUPHEMIA KETCHUM, b 26 Dec 1880 (Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS), L (Reno, NV & Grass Valley, CA), O (practical Nurse; owned small hospital (Jane, near Susanville, CA); & later owned a small hotel (near Sedonia, CA), d 28 Jun 1965, bur/cremated East Lawn Cem (Sacramento, CA), 84y-6m-2d; m1 FREDRICK P. STEINBROOK [b 6 Apr 1878 (Lincoln, KS), d ca 1932], m2 CHARLES A. DUDLEY ca 1932? [" He had been a bachelor all his life."].

"DUDLEY. In this city, June 28, 1965, HESTER E. DUDLEY, wife of the late CHARLES A. DUDLEY, mother of Mrs. JAMES B. AUDRAIN of Sacramento, Mrs. FRANK PORTER of Santa Ana; sister of Mrs. KENNETH K. WALKER of Lynwood, CLAUDE McCORKELL of Norwalk, RILEY McCORKELL of Oklahoma and the later Mrs. ELIZABETH THOMPSON; leaves three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a native of Missouri, aged 84 years, Friends are welcome at the Land Park Chapel of Harry A. Nauman & Son, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Funeral private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Rancho Cordova Methodist Church Building Fund."

Children:

1F   MATTI LILLIAS, b 13 Feb 1895 (Joplin, MO)

2F   EVELYN ELIZABETH, b 2 Nov 1904 (Joplin, MO)


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Matti & Evelyn [MATTI L. STEINBROOK-9 (1895), HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] MATTI LILLIAS STEINBROOK, b 13 Feb 1895 (Joplin, MO), d (?), bur/cremated East Lawn Cem (Sacramento, CA); m1 JOSEPH MOORE, m2 JAMES B. AUDRAIN, [L 1965 (Sacramento, CA, bur/cremated East Lawn Cem (Sacramento, CA)], Children:

1M   JOE FREDRICK MOORE, b 20 Jun 1918 (Fallon, NV)

2M   ROBERT MOORE, b 3 Jun 1920 (Fallon, NV)








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[JOSEPH F. MOORE-10), MATTI L. STEINBROOK-9 (1895), HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] JOSEPH FREDRICK MOORE, b 20 Jun 1918 (Fallon, NV), son of Joseph Charles Moore (1882-1956), Military (WWII: U.S. Air force, major, pilot on "Yamamoto run"), O (Garrett Freightlines - sales manager), d 1987 (Fallon, NV); m VIRGINIA KING, [b 22 Mar 1921 (Reno, NV), dau Thomas & Louise (Parker) King, L 1993 (Sacramento, CA), Children:

1M   MICHAEL ANDREW, b 3 Oct 1949

2M   PATRICK BOND, b 29 Jul 1955


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[MICHAEL A-11 (1949), JOSEPH F. MOORE-10), MATTI L. STEINBROOK-9 (1895), HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] MICHAEL ANDREW MOORE, b 3 Oct 1949 (Reno, NV), L 1993 (Aubern, CA), O (Contractor); m JANET QUILICI 10 July 1972 (Alamo, CA) [b 16 Feb 1950 (Loomis, CA), dau Ray & Jean Quilici, O (Teacher), (916 888-6060)], Children:

1M   KEVIN, b 2 Sep 1980 (Sparks, NV?)

2M   KYLE JOSEPH, b 13 Apr 1981 (Sparks, NV)


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[PATRICK B-11 (1955), JOSEPH F. MOORE-10), MATTI L. STEINBROOK-9 (1895), HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] PATRICK BOND MOORE, b 29 Jul 1955 (San Francisco, CA), O (Truck driver); m1 SHERRI 1980 (Alamo, CA), div; m2 CHRIS W. 1982, Children:

1F   CAMERON, b 1980   [by m1]


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[ROBERT. MOORE-9 (1920), MATTI L. STEINBROOK-9 (1895), HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] ROBERT MOORE, b 3 Jun 1920 (Fallon, NV), Military (WWII: Air Force); m1 JUNE SINAI ca 1942 (Victorville, CA), m2 MARGARET CICHON, Children:

1M   ANTHONY, b May 1949 (Reno, NV)   [by m1]

2M   TERRY       [by m2]

3F   MARTHA, L 1993 (Benicia, CA)

4M   GARY


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[EVELYN STEINBROOK-9, HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] EVELYN ELIZABETH STEINBROOK, b 2 Nov 1904 (Joplin, MO), L (Bullhead City, AZ), d Aug 1987; m1 JOHN PAUL, m2 FRANK PORTER, L 1965 (Santa Ana, CA), Children:

1F   DANA PAUL       [by m1]


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[DANA PAUL-10, EVELYN STEINBROOK-9, HESTER E-8 (1880), ASA C-7 (1821), SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] DANA PAUL, L (Bullhead City, AZ); m1 LAMME, m2 WISE, Children:

1F   VALERIE


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DISCUSSION


   Hester Euphemia Ketchum was the youngest child of Asa Calkins & Lillias Jacinth (Burton) Ketchum and was born 26 December 1880 in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. They had recently moved to Kansas from Fort Smith, Arkansas, where Hester's little brother, David Seneca Ketchum was born and passed away. One year later (1881), her father died at Chautauqua Springs, a health resort near the southern Oklahoma border where people went to "take the waters" which were reported to have curative powers. Unfortunately the process of bathing and drinking the spring water did not improve his terminal condition and he was probably buried in the old Oak Hill cemetery. In 1992, no tombstone was legible to identify his grave. An affidavit was filed by an acquaintance of Asa's which stated he knew Asa C. Ketchum and attended his burial service in Chautauqua Springs, Chautauqua Co., Kansas. It's possible that Lillias didn't have the money for a stone or simply that the identification was worn away, over time, by the weather.

   Lillias Ketchum signed a release on their home they were buying in Neodesha and moved slightly eastward to McCune, Kansas to live with her Burton parents. Her father passed away in 1882 and was buried in McCune cemetery the following year. In 1883, Lillias Ketchum married George Riley McCorkell, a recent widower, and lived on a farm near Scammon, Kansas. George McCorkell had been married twice before and Lillie was his third marriage. For all intents and purposes, George McCorkell was the only father Hetty Ketchum really knew. She grew up on the farm and attended the nearby schools in Scammon. The picture of her as a teen or young woman came from either the Vera Strohmeier collection or the Mary/Minnie Bobo collection and was taken by photographer Oscar Haines in Kansas.

   Evidently Hester Euphemia Ketchum was named after her aunt Phemie Burton, who took the time in 1939 to write a brief Ketchum document for her. The letter briefly described her father's life, his marriages, his occupation and Home Guard service in the Civil War. This document has been the only continuity between Asa Calkins Ketchum and the heavily researched New England Ketchum/Ketcham family. The Ketchum immigrant came from England to Massachusetts in approximately 1628-35, migrated to Connecticut of which the southern holdings were Long Island. One branch of the Ketchum settled in Norwalk, Connecticut and some gradually went westward into upper New York. Asa Calkins Ketchum was born in Cortland, Cortland County, New York on 4 June 1822. Phemie Burton Howe recalled that he was born near Ithica.

   Hester Ketchum married Frederick Steinbrook sometime before 1895 and probably in Joplin, Missouri. They had two children, Matti Lillias (1895) and Evelyn Elizabeth (1904), who were both born in Joplin. At some point, Hester learned how to be a practical nurse and applied her skills after she and Fred migrated to California. It is presumed she migrated when most of the family went west, around 1903-1915. Fred Steinbrook passed away in his fifty's while still in middle age. Hester later remarried Charles Dudley, who was a bachelor and a forestry lookout. They lived in Grass Valley, California for the remainder of their lives. Charles predeceased Hester and she passed away on 28 June 1965 at the age of 84 years, 6 months, two days. Hester was cremated and buried in East Lawn cemetery, near Sacramento, Calif.

   Matti Steinbrook married Joseph Moore and had two children, Joe and Robert. After Joseph passed away, Mattie remarried Jim Audrain. Matti's line grew, multiplied and remained in the northern California area. Evelyn Steinbrook married John Paul and had one daughter, Dana Paul. Evelyn later married Frank Porter. Evelyn Paul-Porter bought cousin Franklin Thompson's lot and lived next to him in Bullhead City, Arizona where her daughter Dana Lamme-Wise is believed to be living today.


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SUMMARY


   Hester Euphemia Ketchum (1880) was the youngest child of Asa Calkins Ketchum and his third wife, Lillias Jacinth Burton. She was only one year old when her father passed away in Kansas. The young family then moved in with the Burtons in McCune, Kansas. In two years (1883) Lillie remarried twice widowed George R. McCorkell and resided near Scammon, Kansas. Hester spent all of her developmental years on the farm near Scammon and eventually married Fred Steinbrook, probably in nearby Joplin, Missouri. Two children were born in Joplin, Matti and Evelyn Steinbrook. After a few years, the family migrated to northern California and lived by operating a small hospital and later on, a small hotel. Fred passed away at approximately fifty-four years of age. Hester then married Charles Dudley, a bachelor forestry lookout and lived the remaineder of her life in Grass Valley, California. Hester Ketchum Dudley died 28 June 1965 and is buried near Sacramento, Calif. Matti, the oldest daughter, married and lived the remainder of her days in northern California. Evelyn, the younger daughter, married and lived out her days in Bullhead City, Arizona.


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