George Marshall Rathbun
(1836-1923)
Tamar Ann Garinger
(1838-1905)
George Phil Freeman
(1828-1918)
Anna Jane Rathbun
(1838-1924)
Jesse Adam Rathbun
(1880-1948)
Tishie Abigail Freeman
(1881-1954)
Freeman Hylas Rathbun
(1908-1988)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Myrtle Elizabeth Wells

Freeman Hylas Rathbun 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 19 Oct 1908, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States 6 8 9 10 11
  • Marriage (1): Myrtle Elizabeth Wells on 29 Sep 1938 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States 1 2
  • Died: 4 May 1988, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States at age 79 8 9 12
  • Buried: After 4 May 1988, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States 9

   Cause of his death was Stroke.1

   Another name for Freeman was Hylas Rathburn.11

  General Notes:

Written by Hylas and Myrtle Rathbun

Freeman Hylas Rathbun was the second son of Jesse and Tishie Rathbun.He was born October 19, 1908, in Sedan. He graduated from the Sedan High School in 1928. After graduation, he had various jobs in Chautauqua County, mostly farming for his Aunt Rosa. After a few years he wentto Albuquerque, New Mexico, and worked for the railroad. It was therehe met Myrtle Elizabeth Wells. Myrtle was the daughter of Frank and Olivia Wells of Van Houten, New Mexico, and was in Albuquerque attending business college.

Hylas and Myrtle were married September 29, 1938. They moved to Toledo, Oregon, where Hylas worked in a defense plant. In Oregon, two daughters were born, Mary Jane and Elizabeth Ann. At the close of the war they returned to Sedan, and Hylas worked with his father in the blacksmith shop. Myrtle's father had a serious accident and the family moved back to Albuquerque and while living there, their son Daniel DeLancey was born.

In 1948 Jesse Rathbun died, and Hylas and Myrtle, with their three children, returned to Sedan. He bought the shop from his mother and became the 'village blacksmith'. They lived in Sedan four years and

resided at the Sedan City Lake. In June of 1952 they sold the blacksmith shop and moved to Coffeyville, where Hylas worked as a machinist for Exner Dodge. When they closed, he went to work for Mountain Iron and Supply Company in Great Bend. The last ten years before retirement was spent either in Great Bend or Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Upon retiring, they returned to Sedan and both of them had been very active in theBaptist Church and the Sedan Senior Citizen Center.
Hylas and Myrtle are very proud of their children. Mary Jane graduated from Field Kindley in Coffeyville, and took nurses training at Stormont Vail in Topeka. While in Topeka she met and married Harry Don Smith. They had three children, Jennifer, John and Dale. They were divorced and she trained to become a nursing home administrator; she is nowadministrator of Howard Twilight Manor.

Elizabeth Ann graduated from Field Kindley, and married Ricky Roger Soles after graduation. They moved to Houston, Texas, and the three children were born, Larry, Tamar Ann, and Christopher. Elizabeth became one of the first female emergency medical technicians in the State of Texas. Due to this training, she became assistant Civil Defense Director for Pasadena, Texas. She divorced Ricky Soles and later married RayGonzalez. She has two stepdaughters, Carmen and Irene.

Daniel graduated from high school in Great Bend. He attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri. He enlisted in the Naval Air Force and while in Jacksonville, Florida, he met and married Linda
Dianne Hurst. They have tow children Dana Ann and Elizabeth Abigail. Daniel is making a career of the U.S. Navy, and is at present in Jacksonville, working out his last enlistment before retirement.

Cause of death: Stroke

  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 20 May 1910, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 11

Residence, 1915, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 13

Residence, 30 Jan 1920, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 14

Education: Sedan High School, 1928, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 1

Residence, 7 Apr 1930, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 15

Occupation: Village Blacksmith, 1948, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States.

Residence, 10 Oct 1985, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 4

Residence: 1308 Jefferson, 28 Oct 1986, Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States. 16

Residence, May 1988, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. 10


Freeman married Myrtle Elizabeth Wells on 29 Sep 1938 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.1 2 (Myrtle Elizabeth Wells was born on 26 Apr 1916 in Brilliant, Colfax, New Mexico, United States,9 17 18 19 died on 8 Dec 1988 in Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States 9 18 19 20 and was buried after 8 Dec 1988 in Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States 9 21.)


Sources


1 Chautauqua Co., Heritage Association, editor, Chautauqua County, Kansas, Volume 1 (Kansas: Chautauqua County, Heritage Association, 1987), Volume 1; Jesse Adam Rathbun was the youngest son of George Marshall and Tamar Ann Rathbun. He was born August 17, 1880, in Chautauqua County. He met and married Tishie Abigail Freeman while she was visiting relativesin Sedan. Tishie was born February 12, 1880, in Grant City, Missouri. Her parents were George and Anna Jane Freeman.
Jesse and Tishie Rathbun lived all their married lives in Sedan. Six children were born to this union. Freeman Earl was born December 6, 1906. Freeman Hylas arrived on October 19, 1908. Rosa Olive was born January 21, 1911, and John Freeman was born April 26, 1913. A baby girl named Pauline was born March 7, 1915, but lived only a few days. Olin Freeman arrived November 29, 1920. All the boys were given their mother's maiden name as part of their names. Earl and Hylas have Freeman for their first names and John and Olin have Freeman for their middle names.
All of the children attended Sedan public schools but soon after quiting school they moved away from Sedan. Earl, John, and Olin served inWorld War II and Hylas worked in a defense plant in Toledo, Oregon. At the close of the war, Earl and John settled in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Olin stayed at home with his mother, but after her death, he and his wife moved to Idaho Falls.
Earl met and married Hope Jackson in Idaho Falls, they had five children, Jesse Earl, Logan John, Paul Wayne (who lived but a few months), Bererly Ann, and Jeannie. Hylas went to New Mexico where he met and married Myrtle Elizabeth Wells of Van Houten, New Mexico. Myrtle was in Albuquerque attending business college at the time they met. They had three children, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Ann, and Daniel DeLancy. Olive married Jake Hilty and they had one daughter, Lois Rae. John married Norma Stevens, a girl he met in South Dakota while he was in the service. Olin married Barbara Osburn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Osburn of Peru, Kansas, and later moved to Idaho.
The Jesse Rathbun family was very active in the First Baptist Church of Sedan where all of them were members. Jesse worked as a pumper in the oil fields, and a rural mail carrier and ran the village blacksmith, a trade he passed on to his son Hylas. The old blacksmith shop waslocated on the back part of the lot where the Sedan State Bank is now. Jesse was still working as a blacksmith at the time of his death January 20, 1948. Tishie died December 25, 1954. They are both buried in Greenwood
Cemetery in Sedan.



2 "Find a Grave," database, Find A Grave(www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 Aug 2012), Freeman Hylas and Myrtle Elizabeth Rathbun.

3 Wedding Invitation for Ricky R. Soles and Elizabeth Ann Rathbun (Name: Marriage Invitation;). Source Medium: Card
Source Quality: Originial

4 Newspaper Obituary notice for John F. Rathbun (Name: Undated and un-named newspaper clipping;). Source Medium: Newspaper
Source Quality: Copy of Original

5 Price-Helton Funeral Chapel, Auburn, Washington 98002, Newspaper Obituary notice for Freeman E. Rathbun (Name: Auburn Globe, Oct 12, 1986;). Source Medium: Letter
Source Quality: Copy of Original

6 Chautauqua Co., Heritage Association, editor, Chautauqua County, Kansas, Volume 1 (Kansas: Chautauqua County, Heritage Association, 1987), Volume 1: 627; Jesse Adam Rathbun was the youngest son of George Marshall and Tamar Ann Rathbun. He was born August 17, 1880, in Chautauqua County. He met and married Tishie Abigail Freeman while she was visiting relativesin Sedan. Tishie was born February 12, 1880, in Grant City, Missouri. Her parents were George and Anna Jane Freeman.
Jesse and Tishie Rathbun lived all their married lives in Sedan. Six children were born to this union. Freeman Earl was born December 6, 1906. Freeman Hylas arrived on October 19, 1908. Rosa Olive was born January 21, 1911, and John Freeman was born April 26, 1913. A baby girl named Pauline was born March 7, 1915, but lived only a few days. Olin Freeman arrived November 29, 1920. All the boys were given their mother's maiden name as part of their names. Earl and Hylas have Freeman for their first names and John and Olin have Freeman for their middle names.
All of the children attended Sedan public schools but soon after quiting school they moved away from Sedan. Earl, John, and Olin served inWorld War II and Hylas worked in a defense plant in Toledo, Oregon. At the close of the war, Earl and John settled in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Olin stayed at home with his mother, but after her death, he and his wife moved to Idaho Falls.
Earl met and married Hope Jackson in Idaho Falls, they had five children, Jesse Earl, Logan John, Paul Wayne (who lived but a few months), Bererly Ann, and Jeannie. Hylas went to New Mexico where he met and married Myrtle Elizabeth Wells of Van Houten, New Mexico. Myrtle was in Albuquerque attending business college at the time they met. They had three children, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Ann, and Daniel DeLancy. Olive married Jake Hilty and they had one daughter, Lois Rae. John married Norma Stevens, a girl he met in South Dakota while he was in the service. Olin married Barbara Osburn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Osburn of Peru, Kansas, and later moved to Idaho.
The Jesse Rathbun family was very active in the First Baptist Church of Sedan where all of them were members. Jesse worked as a pumper in the oil fields, and a rural mail carrier and ran the village blacksmith, a trade he passed on to his son Hylas. The old blacksmith shop waslocated on the back part of the lot where the Sedan State Bank is now. Jesse was still working as a blacksmith at the time of his death January 20, 1948. Tishie died December 25, 1954. They are both buried in Greenwood
Cemetery in Sedan.



7 Social Security Administration, "Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.," database(ancestry.com : accessed 26 Jul 2008), entry for Freeman H. Rathbun, 1988.

8 "Find a Grave," database, Find A Grave(www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 Aug 2012), Freeman Hylas Rathbun.

9 Tomb stone, Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

10 Social Security Administration, "Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.," database(ancestry.com : accessed 8 March 2009), entry for Freeman H. Rathbun, 1988, SS no. 710-01-1400.

11 1910 U.S. census, Chautauqua, Kansas, population schedule, Sedan, enumeration district (ED) 10, sheet 7, p. 7B, dwelling 112, family 113, Hylas Rathburn; digital images (accessed 25 Jan 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 433.

12 Social Security Administration, "Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.," database(ancestry.com : accessed 26 July 2008), entry for Freeman Hylas Rathbun, 1988, SS no. 710-01-1400.

13 Kansas State Census, Chautauqua, Kansas, population schedule, Sedan, p. 10, dwelling 368, family 374, line 11, Hylas Rathbun; digital images, Ancestry(Ancestry.com : accessed 10 February 2009); citing Ancestry.com.

14 1920 U.S. census, Chautauqua, Kansas, population schedule, Sedan, enumeration district (ED) 11, sheet 8, p. 8B, dwelling 140, family 140, Hylas F. Rathbun; digital images, Ancestry.com(accessed 3 February 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll T625_522.

15 1930 U.S. census, Chautauqua, Kansas, population schedule, Sedan, enumeration district (ED) 15, sheet 7, p. 7B, dwelling 198, family 215, Freeman H. Rathbun; digital images (accessed 26 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 695.

16 Hylas and Myrtle Rathbun (1308 Jefferson; Pasadena, Texas) to Hope Rathbun, letter, 28 Oct 1986; privately held by Rathbun.

17 1920 U.S. census, Colfax, New Mexico, population schedule, Gardiner, enumeration district (ED) 25, p. 9A, dwelling 127, family 164, Myrtle Wells; digital images, ancestry(ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 1075.

18 Social Security Administration, "Social Secuirty Death Index," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 Jan 2010), entry for Myrtle E. Rathbun, 1988.

19 "Find a Grave," database, Find A Grave(www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 Aug 2012), Myrtle Elizabeth Rathbun.

20 Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit., "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000," database, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 Sep 2012), Myrtle Rathbun; Ancestry.com.

21 "Find a Grave," database, Find A Grave(www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 Sep 2012), Myrtle Elizabeth Rathbun.


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