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Malinda Jane HIETT

Malinda Jane HIETT

Female 1855 - 1947  (91 years)

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  • Name Malinda Jane HIETT  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Born 04 Jul 1855  , Morgan County, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Jun 1947  Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 91 years 
    Buried 05 Jul 1947  Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9
    Person ID I1043  Holladay Barbour Martin Collier | Line of Howard Henry Holladay
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 

    Father Thomas HIETT,   b. 16 Dec 1803, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1898, Haven, Reno, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mariah ETHELL,   b. 11 Feb 1820, Morgan, , Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1901, Jefferson, Grant, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Mar 1848  , Morgan County, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Henry Marsden SHARPLESS,   b. 23 Oct 1846, , Coshocton County, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1935, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1875  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
    +1. Adaline May SHARPLESS,   b. 20 Dec 1876, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1964, , Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    +2. Effie Grace SHARPLESS,   b. 27 Mar 1878, Chautauqua Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1914, East Ely, Whitepine Co, NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    +3. Earnest Lemonie SHARPLESS,   b. 03 May 1881, , Chautauqua, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1911  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
    +4. Ray Thomas SHARPLESS,   b. 27 Jan 1885, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1962, Sacramento Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     5. Victor Earl SHARPLESS,   b. 10 Aug 1888, Haven, Reno County, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1967, Chicago, Cook Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Viola Edith SHARPLESS,   b. 13 May 1893, Haven, Reno County, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1893, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F4838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Jul 1855 - , Morgan County, Ohio, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1947 - Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Malinda and Henry Sharpless
    Malinda and Henry Sharpless
    1870 United States Federal Census - Malinda Hieth.pdf
    1870 United States Federal Census - Malinda Hieth.pdf
    1880 United States Federal Census - Thomas Hiet.pdf
    1880 United States Federal Census - Thomas Hiet.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Bloomington, Illinois is where Malinda Jane Hiett met Henry Sharpless, nine years her senior. He was back from the west where he had homesteaded and proved up on 60 acres of prairie land in Kansas.
      "He took a shine to me a long time before I even knew he was around." she chuckled. "But, finally, I fell in love with him. I don't know why; it sure wasn't because he was pretty, because he was a lot older than the rest of the crowd; but there was something about him that was fine."
      So one day in June, 1875, when the young people went to Chicago for a one-day railroad excursion, Malinda and Henry went along and were married while there. She chucklingly boasted that "We had a honeymoon in Chicago long enough for me to wet my hands in Lake Michigan."
      The following September they moved to Independence, Kansas.
      "I'll never forget the planks laid together lengthways that we used for a walk from the depot to the hotel." Malinda recalled.
      In the years that followed, they lived in town during the winter and worked the claim in the summer. They teased her quite a bit about being a "Town girl" that first summer on the farm.
      "I'd never been on a farm before." she said. "I'll never forget that Henry had a yoke of oxen he used to break the prairie with. I was scared to death of the beasts but I'd get so lonesome at the house all by myself that I'd walk along beside him as he plowed, and whip the oxen. The neighbors thought that was the funniest thing they'd seen.
      When the Cherokee Strip was opened to settlers, Henry made the run on one of their old plow horses, staked a claim and built a house before he sent for her and the children.
      "When we came, we rode the train as far as Tulsa and waited at the hotel, which was almost the only hotel in town, for Henry to come after us," she recalled, "I'd stand in our second-story window at the hotel and look out the window and all you could see was mud all up and down Main street and Indians in blankets slopping through the mud. Tulsa is a nice place now, though."
      She remembered with pleasure and touch of pride that her husband built the first frame school house in Grant county, that the first time she ever voted was on a bond issue that resulted in their having a school--with a teacher.
      They lived in Tulsa/Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in the teens and 20's. They were charter members of the Broken Arrow Presbyterian Church.
      They observed their 60th wedding anniversary before Henry died July 1935. He was ill at the time of the 60th anniversary but ten years before, when they observed their golden wedding, he worked all day. just taking time to step over to the side of the filling station he was operating to have a kodak picture taken with Malinda.
      Henry and Malinda had six children: Adaline May (Addie), Effie Grace, Ernest, Ray, Victor and Viola, all born in Kansas, (Chautaugua, Montgomery and Reno Counties).
      Henry died 17 July 1935 in Independence, Kansas and is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery there.
      Malinda went back to live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with her daughter Addie, after Henry's death. She was a tiny thing, five feet one inch tall and weighing not more than 75 pounds. She died July 1, 1947 in Broken Arrow and was buried beside Henry in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kansas.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S42] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Oldtown, McLean, Illinois; Roll: M593_259; Page: 597B; Image: 645; Family History Library Film: 545757.

    3. [S45] Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Haven, Reno, Kansas; Roll: 394; Family History Film: 1254394; Page: 561D; Enumeration District: 298; Image: 0163.

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    7. [S48] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Broken Arrow Ward 2, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1274; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0215; FHL microfilm: 1375287.

    8. [S70] Ancestry.com, Web: Kansas, Find A Grave Index, 1854-2012  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

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