Birth: 2 August 1878
Birth Location: Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri
Married 1st: Irma - 5 April 1903
Married 2nd: Lottie - 5 Oct 1922
Death: 29 Jul 1941 in Gering, Scotts Bluff, NE
Buried: Mason City Cemetery
Birth: April 1885
Birth Location: Nebraska
Sons: Kenneth, Clinton Rife, Alvin Fielding
Daughters: Atha Mae, Geraldine Eloise, Helen Pauline, Janella
Death: 17 Mar 1919 in Mason City, Custer, NE
Buried: Mason City Cemetery
Birth: 9 May 1891
Birth Location: Ansley, Custer, Nebraska
Married 1st: Edward Clingerman (1910)
Clingerman Sons: Amos Vinton
Clingerman Daughters: Edna Rosella
Married 2nd: George Enoch Koppenhaver (1914)
Koppenhaver Sons: Carl William
Koppenhaver Daughters: Erma Lucille, Leita Pearl, Naomi Mae
Guthrie Sons: Garland Louis, Gaylord, Garvin LeRoy
Guthrie Daughters: Nancy Verniece, Arvilla Dell, Elvira Vaneata, Marlene
Married 3rd: James Crockett Rose (1951)
Rose Children: None
Death: 10 Nov 1974
Death Location: Mitchell, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Burial: Mitchell Cemetery
1878: BIRTH of LEWIS RIFE GUTHRIE
Lewis was born in Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri on 2 August 1878 to Samuel Smith Guthrie and his 2nd wife Nancy Jane Grieve. Lewis is the grandfather of our DNA Project Participant, Ron Guthrie. His name has been written as Louis and Lewis, Rife and Riffe. For now we will go with the spelling on his tombstone: Lewis Rife Guthrie.
1880: CENSUS of CLARK, ATCHISON, MISSOURI, USA
The census takers must have made the rounds a little early for the 1880 census. Lewis, not even named in the census records, was nine months old at the time.
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Samuel 47 farmer PAx3; Nancy J 31 keeping house NY SCT NY; Thomas 14 farmer IA; Florence 9 @ school MO; Maggie 7 @ school MO; Effie 5 @ school MO; Minnie 2 MO; (Infant) male 9m MO [The infant is Lewis Rife Guthrie].
1885: BIRTH of IRMA LEONA FIELDING
Born in April of 1885, Irma was only a month old when the Nebraska State Census listed her family in Myrtle Township, Custer, Nebraska.
FIELDING HOUSEHOLD: Peter B Fielding, 32, farmer, NY/ENG/ENG; Ella M 27 keeps house MO/NY/NY; George R 5 NE; Albert E 3 NE; Irma L 1/12 Apr NE;
1891: BIRTH of LOTTIE LEA HAWK
Lewis' future second wife was born in Ansley, Custer, Nebraska on 9 May 1891 to Mason Vinton Hawk & Ada Abigail Coen.
1900: CENSUS of MASON CITY VILLAGE, CUSTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: SAMUEL S. 67, Aug 1832 Mx31 PAx3 farmer; Nancy J 50, July 1849 Mx31 9ch 9liv NY SCT NY; Louis R 20, Aug 1879 MO; Charles W 18, Sep 1881 MO; Nida E 15, July 1884 NB; Henry G 13, Oct 1886 NB @ school; Pluma V 8 Oct 1891 NB.
FIELDING HOUSEHOLD: Peter B Fielding 46, Dec 1853, married x21years NY/ENG/NY, day laborer; Ella M Fielding 41, July 1857, married x21 6 children 6 living, NYx3; George B Fielding 20, July 1879, single, NE, day laborer; Albert E Fielding 17, Aug 1882, single, NE, day laborer; Irma L Fielding 15, April 1885, single, NE, at school; Abbie L Fielding 12, June 1887, single, NE, at school; Clarence R Fielding 10, Sep 1889, NE, at school; Fred B Fielding 7, Sep 1892, NE.
1900: CENSUS of ANSLEY VILLAGE, CUSTER, NEBRASKA, USA
HAWK HOUSEHOLD: Mason V Hawk 41, Mar 1859, married 21yrs, IA/OH/IND; Adda A Hawk 39, Nov 1860, married 21 years, 11 children 9 living, WIS/OH/IND; Maud C Hawk 20, May 1880 single IA; Nettie O Hawk 18, Oct 1881, single, IA, at school; Effie B Hawk 16, Aug 1883, single, IA, at school; Alonzo W Hawk 13, Mar 1887 single, NE, at school; Nancy M Hawk 11, Feb 1889, single NE, at school; Lottie E Hawk 9, May 1891 single NE, at school; Mason R Hawk 7, Apr 1893, single, NE, at school; Stella M Hawk 3, Feb 1897, single NE; Anna B Hawk 1, Feb 1899, single, NE.
1903: MARRIAGE of LEWIS RIFE GUTHRIE & IRMA LEONA FIELDING
Louis & Irma had 3 sons and 4 daughters: Atha Mae, Kenneth, Geraldine Eloise, Helen Pauline, Clinton Rife, Janella, and Alvin Fielding.
1910: CENSUS of ALGERNON, CUSTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: L.R. 31 head MO farmer; Irma L. 25 wife NB; Atha M 6 dau NB; Jeralden 1 dau NB; S.S. 77 father mx2 41 PA own income; N.J. 61 mother mx1 41 9ch 9liv NY; Glenn 24 brother NB farmer.
1910: CENSUS of ANSLEY, CUSTER, NEBRASKA, USA
HAWK HOUSEHOLD: Mason V Hawk 51, married 31 years, IA/OH/OH, farmer, gen farm; Adda A Hawk 49, married 31 years 12 children 10 living WIS/IND/IND; Millie A Hawk 21 NE; Lottie L Hawk 19 NE; Mason R Hawk 17 NE farmer, home farm; Stella M Hawk 14 NE; Annie D Hawk 11 NE; Agnes E Hawk 9 NE
1910: MARRIAGE of LOTTIE LEA HAWK to EDWARD CLINGERMAN
On 12 Oct 1910, just a few months after the census was taken, Lottie Hawk married Edward Clingerman. He was to be her first of four husbands.
1912: DEATH of EDWARD CLINGERMAN
Edward died of pneumonia in an Omaha hospital on 14 Dec 1912. He was only 25 years old. Lottie became a widow for the first time, at the age of 21. She and Edward had 2 children from the marriage, Amos Vinton (1911-1986) and Edna Rosella (1912-1990).
1914: MARRIAGE of LOTTIE LEA HAWK CLINGERMAN to GEORGE ENOCH KOPPENHAVER
Two years after Edward Clingerman's death, his widow Lottie remarried. Her second husband was George Enoch Koppenhaver of Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska. His WWI Draft Registration Card indicates that he was born in Cedar County, Iowa, that he was self-employed and had a wife and 4 children. The draft cards are dated 1917-1918, but 2 of the known children were born after that date. Possible that there were 2 other children who died young, or that George had 2 children from a previous marriage. The 4 known children belonging to Lottie & George were Erma Lucille (1917-2002), Leita Pearl (1918-1918), Carl William (1919-1997), and Naomi Mae (1921-1985).
Lottie's marriage to George Enoch Koppenhaver ended in divorce. It appears that he retained custody of the children. I have not found this family in the 1920 census, but the 1930 census of Aurora, Arapaho, Colorado lists children: Orville, Irma, Carl and Nona living with their divorced father G.E. Koppenhaver.
1917: WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION
WWI Draft Registration Card. Lewis Rife Guthrie. Permanent Address: Mason City, Custer, Neb., Age: 39. DOB: Aug 2, 1878. White. Native Born Citizen. Farming. Self Employed. NOK: Mrs Irma Leona Guthrie.
1919: DEATH of WIFE, IRMA LEONA FIELDING GUTHRIE
Irma died on 17 March 1919 in Mason City, Custer, Nebraska. She was only 33 years old. Buried in Mason City Cemetery.
1920: CENSUS of ALGERNON, CUSTER, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Lew R Guthrie head 40 MO farmer; Mrs Fielding Ella N. mother in law 62 Wisconsin; Eathel May dau 15 NB; Geraldine E dau 12 NB; Helen Pauline dau 8 NB; Clinton R son 6 NB; Janella dau 4 NB; Alvin F son 1-6/12 NB.
1922: MARRIAGE of LOUIS RIFE GUTHRIE & LOTTIE LEA HAWK CLINGERMAN KOPPENHAVER
Lewis Rife Guthrie married divorcee Lottie Lea Hawk Clingerman Koppenhaver on 5 Oct 1922 in Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska. They were married by the County Judge Fred Jeffers. This marriage would be blessed with 3 sons and 4 daughters, though 3 of the children would die in their infancy: Garland Louis (1922-1922), Gaylord (1925-1925), Nancy 'Vern' Verniece (1925-????), Arvilla Dell (1927-2002), Garvin LeRoy (1929-1990), Elvira Vaneata (1934-1997), and Marlene (19??-????).
1930: CENSUS of MITCHELL, SCOTTS BLUFF, NEBRASKA, USA
GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Louis R head rent 200 m@24 MO laborer RR section; Lottie L 38 wife m@19 NE; Vern 4 dau NE; Arvilla D. 2 dau NE; Garvin L. 7/12 son NE.
1941: DEATH of LEWIS RIFE GUTHRIE
Lewis died on 29 July 1941 in Gering, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. Buried at Mason City Cemetery, which is the same location as his first wife Irma Leona Fielding Guthrie.
1941-1970: MARRIAGE of LOTTIE LEA HAWK CLINGERMAN KOPPENHAVER GUTHRIE & JAMES CROCKETT ROSE
Sometime after Lewis' death, Lottie remarried again. James Crockett Rose was known as "Grandpa Rose" to some of Lottie's grandchildren.
1970: DEATH of JAMES CROCKETT ROSE
James Crockett Rose died on 3 Sep 1970.
1974: DEATH of LOTTIE LEA HAWK CLINGERMAN KOPPENHAVER GUTHRIE ROSE
Four years after her husband's death, Lottie passed away on 10 Nov 1974 in Mitchell, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. She was 83 years old. Buried at Mitchell Cemetery.