Laflin Lizzie Dakota Sigmon1

F, b. 1 December 1905, d. 11 November 1911
     Laflin Lizzie Dakota Sigmon was born on 1 December 1905 at Nebo Twp., McDowell Co. (probably), NC.1 She was the daughter of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault.1 Laflin Lizzie Dakota Sigmon died on 11 November 1911 at age 5. She was buried in November 1911 at Glen Alpine Cemetery, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC.

Citations

  1. [S1651] 1910 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1112; FHL #1375125.

Mildred Lillian Chillson Sigmon1

F, b. 31 January 1889, d. 13 September 1952
     Mildred Lillian Chillson Sigmon was born on 31 January 1889 at Bridgewater, Burke Co., NC.2 She was the daughter of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault.1 Mildred Lillian Chillson Sigmon married Martin Lowern Hildebrand, son of Leander Portland Hildebrand and Sarah Jemima Burns, on 10 October 1910 at Bridgewater, Burke Co., NC. Mildred Lillian Chillson Sigmon died on 13 September 1952 at Bridgewater, Burke Co., NC, at age 63. She was buried in September 1952 at Bridgewater Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bridgewater, Burke Co., NC.

Children of Mildred Lillian Chillson Sigmon and Martin Lowern Hildebrand

Citations

  1. [S1651] 1910 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1112; FHL #1375125.
  2. [S1652] 1900 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1204; FHL #1241204.

Millard Columbus Sigmon

M, b. 21 June 1858, d. 29 June 1936
     Millard Columbus Sigmon was also known as "Lum".
Note: From The Turkey Tail Tattler, Volume 1, Number 2, May 1999, page 2, Cindy Coleman - Editor

Men on the railroad called it Turkey Tail ...

What's In a Name?

According to Sketches of Burke County by Cordelia Camp, "the little town five miles west of Morganton … reaches an elevation of 1,315 feet, the highest point of the railroad in Burke County."
In 1868 the Southern Railroad was built through what is now Glen Alpine. By 1876, the little town consisted of "only two white families and one Negro."
Men on the railroad called it Turkey Tail because of a tree next to the railroad tracks that had the shape of a turkey tail.
J.D. Pitts set up a planing mill at this spot at the same time Columbus and Edmund Sigmun began operating a post office and store in 1876. The town's name was changed to Sigmundsburg and a building boom was underway.
In the early 1870's a hotel was built near Sigmundsburg called the Glen Alpine Springs Hotel. The hotel was supposed to have been the largest wooden structure in North Carolina and may have had as many as 100 guests at a time.
Possibly due to the popularity of the hotel, the town's name was changed again to Glen Alpine Station around 1883.
"Glen Alpine Station," writes The Morganton Star in its April 3, 1885 issue, "is located on the line of the W.N.C.R.R., six miles west of Morganton. It has rich territory to draw from, being surrounded with a thriving, industrious population of farmers who produce yearly large quantities of surplus corn, wheat, tobacco, pork and beef cattle, with Glen Alpine as their chief trading point.
"On our arrival there we found the people all at work like bees after the first approach of the spring flowers.
"We wound up by calling at Sigmon Bro., where we found the model postmaster, Columbus Sigmon, polite affable - always ready to look when the question is asked: 'Anything for John Smith … and if there is nothing for the Smiths is there anything for anybody in my neighborhood.'
"And the strongest proof that these people exhibit bit to show that they are a progressive people is that they are willing to patronage their county newspaper. In addition to the already large subscription list we have at that place, we added fifteen new names - all good men - and took some good orders for job work also for advertising. We predict a bright future for Glen Alpine Station."
The Glen Alpine Springs Hotel was closed in the 1890's. The word "Station" was dropped in 1896 and the town received the name Glen Alpine.

He was born on 21 June 1858 at Burke Co. (probably), NC.1,2 He was the son of Jackson J. Sigmon and Nancy Caroline (?)3 Millard Columbus Sigmon married Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault, daughter of Jacob A. DeVault and Mary Ann Alexander, on 25 June 1883 at Glen Alpine, Burke Co., VA. Millard Columbus Sigmon died on 29 June 1936 at Burke Co., NC, at age 78. He was buried in 1936 at Glen Alpine Cemetery, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC.

Children of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault

Citations

  1. [S1652] 1900 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1204; FHL #1241204.
  2. [S1651] 1910 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1112; FHL #1375125.
  3. [S1653] 1870 Federal Census, Burke County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1126; FHL #552625.

Pearl S. Sigmon1

F, b. 25 July 1884, d. 25 January 1965
     Pearl S. Sigmon was born on 25 July 1884 at Burke or McDowell Co., NC.1 She was the daughter of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault.1 Pearl S. Sigmon was baptized on 11 September 1884 at Lutheran Chapel, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC. She married Webb Kennedy. Pearl S. Sigmon married William Benjamin Sisk, son of Robert Harrison Sisk and Charity Elizabeth Patton, after 1913. Pearl S. Sigmon died on 25 January 1965 at Marion, McDowell Co., NC, at age 80. She was buried in January 1965 at Pinnacle Methodist Church Cemetery, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC.

Child of Pearl S. Sigmon and Webb Kennedy

Children of Pearl S. Sigmon and William Benjamin Sisk

Citations

  1. [S1652] 1900 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1204; FHL #1241204.

Tracy Katherine Sigmon1

F, b. 26 May 1897, d. May 1984
     Tracy Katherine Sigmon was born on 26 May 1897 at Nebo Twp., McDowell Co. (probably), NC.2,1 She was the daughter of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault.1 Tracy Katherine Sigmon married Vann J. Griffin, son of William P. Griffin and Susan Hamilton, circa 1920. Tracy Katherine Sigmon died in May 1984.

Child of Tracy Katherine Sigmon and Vann J. Griffin

Citations

  1. [S1651] 1910 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1112; FHL #1375125.
  2. [S1652] 1900 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1204; FHL #1241204.

Waverly Santa Fe Vermont Sigmon1

F, b. 7 November 1899, d. 6 October 1906
     Waverly Santa Fe Vermont Sigmon was born on 7 November 1899 at Old Fort Twp., McDowell Co. (probably), NC.1 She was the daughter of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault.1 Waverly Santa Fe Vermont Sigmon died on 6 October 1906 at age 6. She was buried in October 1906 at Glen Alpine Cemetery, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC.

Citations

  1. [S1652] 1900 Federal Census, McDowell County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1204; FHL #1241204.

William Leland C. Sigmon

M, b. 30 October 1934, d. 14 June 1997
     William Leland C. Sigmon was born on 30 October 1934 at McDowell Co., NC. He was the son of Chaffe Leland O. Sigmon and Vivian Cordelia Simmons. William Leland C. Sigmon died on 14 June 1997 at Broward Co. (probably), FL, at age 62.

Winnifred Nebraska Caroline Sigmon

F, b. 18 December 1890, d. 16 February 1892
     Winnifred Nebraska Caroline Sigmon was born on 18 December 1890. She was the daughter of Millard Columbus Sigmon and Catherine Ann Eliza DeVault. Winnifred Nebraska Caroline Sigmon died on 16 February 1892 at age 1. She was buried in February 1892 at Glen Alpine Cemetery, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC.

Elva C. Sigsby1

F, b. 30 October 1898
     Elva C. Sigsby was born on 30 October 1898.1 She was the daughter of Jolly C. Sigsby and Amanda Barger.1 Elva C. Sigsby married Clayton L. Lechner, son of Joseph Lechner and Naomi Price, on 9 June 1919, Ceremony by Rev. Geo. E. Stone

No children as of 1926.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 274.

Jolly C. Sigsby1

M
     Jolly C. Sigsby married Amanda Barger.1

Child of Jolly C. Sigsby and Amanda Barger

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 274.

Hiram Sikes

M
     Hiram Sikes married Eliza Brumfield, daughter of Samuel Brumfield and Rebecca Graf, on 13 March 1853 at LaSalle Co., IL.

Jonathon Sikes

M
     Jonathon Sikes married Mary Leavitt, daughter of Deacon John Leavitt and Sarah Gilman, in February 1705.

Clarence Silcott1

M
     Clarence Silcott was the son of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 577.

Edward Silcott1

M
     Edward Silcott was the son of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 577.

Emmet Silcott1

M
     Emmet Silcott was the son of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 577.

George Silcott1

M
     George Silcott was the son of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 576.

Homer Silcott1

M
     Homer Silcott was the son of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 577.

Mamie Silcott1

F
     Mamie Silcott was the daughter of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 577.

Rachel Silcott

F, b. 1763
     Rachel Silcott was born in 1763. She married Henry Wilkin, son of Godfrey Wilkin, in 1782.

Child of Rachel Silcott and Henry Wilkin

Citations

  1. [S232] 1860 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 987; FHL #803987.

Robert Silcott1

M
     Robert Silcott was the son of Mary P. Stover.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 577.

Margaret Silence1

F, b. 21 December 1858
     Margaret Silence was born on 21 December 1858.1 She was the daughter of William Silence and Margaret (?)1 Margaret Silence married William Hagey Walton, son of Francis C. Walton and Sarah Ritter Hagey, on 11 May 1876.1

Children of Margaret Silence and William Hagey Walton

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 289.

William Silence1

M
     William Silence married Margaret (?).1

Child of William Silence and Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 289.

Betty Pauline Siler1

F, b. 30 January 1924, d. 13 March 2002
     Betty Pauline Siler was born on 30 January 1924 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Ithamer Sank Seiler and Phoebe R. Demma Snapp.1 Betty Pauline Siler married Jack Little. Betty Pauline Siler died on 13 March 2002 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO, at age 78 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Funeral services for Betty Pauline Little, 78, of Nixa, Missouri, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2002, at Stumpff Chapel-South, in Kimberling City, Missouri, with Jerry Hilton (brother-in-law) officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery, Reeds Spring, Missouri. Visitation was from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the funeral home.
She died on March 13, 2002, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri.
Betty Pauline Little was born in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Ithamer & Phoebe (Snapp) Siler/Seiler. She was a homemaker and a life-long resident of the area. She had a passion for birds, having many parakeets throughout her life.
Survivers include one brother, Phillip Siler of Springfield, Missouri; three sisters: Hazel West of Springfield, Missouri, Ethel Hilton of Strafford, Missouri; and Peggy Adams of Bartonville, Illinois, and one grandson, Robert Little of Ozark, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Little, and her son, Robert Gene (Bobby) Little.

She was buried in March 2002 at Rice Cemetery, Stone Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 61114388.

Child of Betty Pauline Siler and Jack Little

Citations

  1. [S3975] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1189; FHL #2340924.

Ernest Colly Siler1

M, b. 7 April 1916, d. 7 August 1989
     Ernest Colly Siler was also known as "Lindy" as inscribed on his headstone. He was born on 7 April 1916 at Kirbyville, Taney Co., MO.1 He was the son of Ithamer Sank Seiler and Phoebe R. Demma Snapp.1 Ernest Colly Siler married Millie Elizabeth Terry, daughter of William Harrison Terry and Ida A. Moore, on 23 April 1940. Ernest Colly Siler was buried in April 1989 at Edwards Cemetery, Kirbyville, Taney Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 23859979. He died on 7 August 1989 at Marshfield, Webster Co., MO, at age 73 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Ernest C. Seiler, 73, of Marshfield, Missouri, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 7, 1989, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri, following a short illness.
A retired airplane mechanic and a member of the First Baptist Church of Marshfield, Missouri, Mr. Seiler is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a brother, Phillip of Springfield, Missouri; five sisters, Hazel West of Republic, Missouri, Fern Painter of Branson, Missouri, Betty Little of Reeds Spring, Missouri, Peggy Adams of Bartonville, Illinois, and Ethel Hilton of Morgan, Missouri.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 10, in Arthur's Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Anson Gray and David Holt officiating. Burial will be in Edwards Cemetery, near Forsyth.
The family will be in the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. today, August 9, 1989.

The Story of Ernest Colly Seiler:

He was born in Kirbyville, Missouri, on April 7, 1916, the first child of Ithamer and Phoebe (Snapp) Seiler. After his birth, his family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where his siblings were born. He was called "Colly" by his family.
He graduated from Senior High School (later named Central High School) in Springfield, Missouri.
He married Millie Elizabeth Terry on April 23, 1940. They shared many years together before his death.
When he was in first grade at Teft School in Springfield, he and a friend saw a Curtiss Jenny (airplane) skywriting the name of a cigarette (Chesterfield) over Springfield. He decided then and there that he would grow up to be an airplane pilot.
He was sixteen years old when he traded a model of an American Eaglet to pilot Tom Kibbin for a ride in a new Eaglet, a highwing monoplane. It was on December 17, 1932, twenty-nine years after the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
He made his first solo flight in 1938, in an Aeronca K, powered by a thrity-six horsepower two-cylinder engine, after just five hours of instruction. There wasn't much control over aviation at that time.
He decided that he liked flying, but he enjoyed rebuilding airplanes more. He built his first airplane in the 1930's. It was a Pietenpol Sky Scout. He got it about one hundred feet before it settled down. When the travelling air shows came to Springfield in the early years of aviation, he would always go to see them. He got to see some of the aviation pioneers, such as Wiley Post, Frank Hawks, Roscoe Turner, Ruth Chatterton, and others. He became known to his friends as "Lindy", after Charles Lindberg, although he never had the opportunity to meet him.
Colly and his wife, Elizabeth, built about ten homebuilt airplanes during his career, but they rebuilt many more from junk or wrecked airplanes. He especially loved the older airplanes. He loved model airplanes and anything to do with aviation. He got to meet so many people throughout his career. It was something he loved and cherished.

Citations

  1. [S3972] 1920 Federal Census, Greene County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 915.

Frances Fern Siler1

F, b. 15 November 1921, d. 14 April 2001
     Frances Fern Siler was born on 15 November 1921 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Ithamer Sank Seiler and Phoebe R. Demma Snapp.1 Frances Fern Siler married Claud Raymond Painter, son of Jake Painter and Stella Frances McDaniel, on 18 February 1939. Frances Fern Siler died on 14 April 2001 at Hollister, Taney Co., MO, at age 79. She was buried in April 2001 at Ozarks Memorial Park, Branson, Taney Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 23744189.

Citations

  1. [S3975] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1189; FHL #2340924.

Kevin Siler

M, b. circa 1972, d. 31 March 2008
     Kevin Siler was born circa 1972. He died on 31 March 2008.

Mildred Jene Siler

F, b. 2 December 1917, d. 7 October 1918
     Mildred Jene Siler was born on 2 December 1917 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO. She was the daughter of Ithamer Sank Seiler and Phoebe R. Demma Snapp. Mildred Jene Siler died on 7 October 1918 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO. Cause of death: Influenza. She was buried in October 1918 at Edwards Cemetery, Kirbyville, Taney Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 23859981.

Peggy Sue Siler1

F, b. 10 April 1930, d. 15 December 2008
     Peggy Sue Siler was born on 10 April 1930 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Ithamer Sank Seiler and Phoebe R. Demma Snapp.1 Peggy Sue Siler married John Adams on 10 June 1950. Peggy Sue Siler died on 15 December 2008 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, at age 78 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Daughter of Ithamer "Sank" Seiler and Phoebe R. Demma (Snapp) Seiler. She married John Adams on June 10, 1950, in Harrison, Ark.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Gerald W. Adams; a daughter, Tana Hess; six grandchildren, Brandi (Eric) Diffy, Brittany Wright, Kylee Wright, Sabrina Adams, John Michael Adams and Faith Adams; two great-grandchildren, Jayden Diffy and Trista Diffy; a sister, Ethel Tience Hilton; and a brother, Phillip Seiler.

Peggy was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Peggy worked most recently at the Community Workshop in Peoria as a trainer, in the kitchen and production department.

She was buried in December 2008 at Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 32388618.

Citations

  1. [S3939] 1940 Federal Census, Greene County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 2108.

Sadie Silk

F, b. April 1876, d. 1943
     Note: Possibly daughter of John and Magdalene Silk of Kankakee, found in the 1880 census, Kankakee City, p.222D. DLB 2010. Sadie Silk was born in April 1876 at Illinois.1 She married Samuel Reuben Berry, son of Emanuel Berry and Mary Farrow, in 1891 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL. Sadie Silk died in 1943 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

Children of Sadie Silk and Samuel Reuben Berry

Citations

  1. [S1042] 1900 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 333 - 334; FHL #1240333 - 34.
  2. [S1044] 1920 Federal Census, Peoria County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 399.

Virginia Silkman1

F
     Virginia Silkman married John G. Patterson.1

Child of Virginia Silkman and John G. Patterson

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 580.