||George Henry DALE |
||Glencoe Twp.,Butler Co.,KS 
||Sycamore Twp.,Butler Co.,KS 
- Anything not referenced came from Malinda Pruitt.
Excerpts from "A Family Named Hand" by Ethel Hand Armstrong
Sylvia and Bill had remained in western Kansas working with his brother George on a big cattle ranch. Sylvia was expecting a child and as the time went by she wanted more and more to come to Michigan so that Mother could be with her at the baby's birth. They had been living in a tent in the orchard at the ranch and earlier in the spring a bad storm came by. George ran to the tent where they were sleeping to tell them to go to the cellar quickly. George and his wife had several children, the youngest were twin boys about three or so. Sylvia and Bill ran back with George and each of them grabbed a sleeping twin and ran for the cellar while George and his wife herded the older ones to the cellar. The wind and rain and the handling partly awakened the twins and they started to struggle not knowing what was happening. Bill made it fine but Sylvia had a rough time trying to carry a kicking, screaming, three-year-old boy with very little light and trying to hurry. Bill got his boy to the cellar and came back to get her and took the twin from her. The twin kicked and struggled all the way and he kept screaming, "Sonna bitch, sonna bitch" all the way. After things got back to normal, all of the family got a big kick out of it. The house was unhurt but several out buildings had been blown down. The chicken coop had been blown away and the chickens were never found. The pickle factory in town had barrels of water on the roof to use in case of fire and several of them were later found in Nebraska. The only damage to the tent was a stake pulled up.
||1 February 2005 |
- [S394] Ethel (Hand) Armstrong, A Family Named Hand.
- [S1035] 1900 US Federal Census - RODWELL Augusta Family, (
El Dorado, Butler Co, KS, ED 9, Lines 80-89, Image 10 of 27 ).
- [S1043] 1910 US Federal Census - DALE George Family , (Sycamore Twp., Butler Co., KS, Sheet 7A, Lines 1-5, Image 13 of 15 ).