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McGrew Descendants

1 Dewitt “Dwight” Clinton McGREW
Birth:    abt 1833, Ohio

Listed most often as Clinton McGrew
Listed in 1850 as a laborer on the farm of David Cox

Database: Civil War Service Records

May 28, 2003
9:31 AM
McGrew  Dewitt            C.
Company        Unit                       Rank – Induction Rank – Discharge     Notes        Allegiance
G       33 Illinois Infantry.           Private Private          72 Ill. Inf.     Union

Spouse:    Dosia Emma McVEY
Birth:    abt 1833, Ohio
Father:    McVEY

Dosha Elma McVey b 8 Jan 1833 in OH d 2 May 1918 in ? NE. Info from Cj Mcgrew Jr.

Children:    Eldora (1857-1917)
Adella (~1860-)
Wygelia “Geel” (1862-)
Eddie (~1868-)
Fredric “Fred” (~1869-)

1.1 Eldora McGREW
Birth:    12 Apr 1857, IL
Death:    28 Jul 1917

William Martin TRAIL

Spouse:    William Martin TRAIL
Birth:    11 Nov 1856, Cloverdale, IN
Death:    19 Jan 1942, Mercer Mo
Father:    Bazil TRAIL  (1805-<1860)
Mother:    Sarah L. WRIGHT (1826-1909)

Living with step father Andrew King in 1860
Boarding in the home of Dewitt Clinton McGrew father of Eldora in 1880
Living with Son Ocal in 1930

Children:    Charles Clinton (1882-1963)
Birdie Faye (1883-1951)
Tessie (1885-)
Hazel May (1888-1970)
Audie (1889-1977)
Ocal (1891-1972)
Bazil (1893-1997)

1.1.1 Charles Clinton TRAIL
Birth:    19 Apr 1882, Mercer Co Missouri
Death:    Jan 1963, Wyoming

Living with Charley’s family was Ivan King 18 in 1930 census

Spouse:    Dottie Belle GORDON
Birth:    abt 1880, Iowa
Father:    GORDON
Mother:    UNNAMED
Marriage:    abt 1916

Children:    Elsie Mary (Living)
Reo (Living)
Wilma L. (Living) Elsie Mary TRAIL (Living)
————————————————– Reo TRAIL (Living)

Spouse:    Martha Lou BOTHWELL (Living)
Father:    William Ernest BOTHWELL  (1894-1975)
Mother:    Bertha Irene PRYOR (1900-1989)

Children:    William C.
Cathleen Wilma L. TRAIL (Living)

1.1.2 Birdie Faye TRAIL
Birth:    Jul 1883, Mercer Co Missouri
Death:    1951, Middlepoint Cemetery,

Spouse:    Jess BARDWELL
Birth:    1881, Iowa

Children:    Ernest Or Emmet F. (Living)
Emory “Steve” (Living)
Velma Cleo (1907-1913)
Versa A. (Living)
Ivan W. (Living)
Nelda E (Living)
Willard Clone (1919-1924) Ernest Or Emmet F. BARDWELL (Living)
————————————————– Emory “Steve” BARDWELL (Living)
————————————————– Velma Cleo BARDWELL
Birth:    1907, Missouri
Death:    1913, Mercer Co Missouri Versa A. BARDWELL (Living)
————————————————– Ivan W. BARDWELL (Living)
————————————————– Nelda E BARDWELL (Living)
————————————————– Willard Clone BARDWELL
Birth:    1919, Missouri
Death:    1924, Mercer Co Missouri

1.1.3 Tessie TRAIL
Birth:    Oct 1885, Mercer Co Missouri

Spouse:    William HAYES
Birth:    abt 1882, Missouri

Hazel May TRAIL

1.1.4 Hazel May TRAIL
Birth:    20 Jun 1888, Mercer Mo
Death:    Oct 1970, Yuba City, Sutter Co. CA

James Garfield HICKS

Spouse:    James Garfield HICKS
Birth:    15 Sep 1883, Mercer Mo
Death:    13 Feb 1967, Yuba City, Sutter Co. CA
Father:    Reuben Calvin HICKS  (1849-1938)
Mother:    Margaret E. ALLEY (1853-1936)

Obituary: James Garfield Hicks, Appeal Democrat newspaper

Hicks – Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of the Twin Cities for James Garfield Hicks, 83, of Yuba City, who died yesterday at Fremont Hospital following a long illness.

A retired farm laborer, Hicks had lived in the Yuba City area for 30 years and made his home at 973 Shasta St. He was a native of Mercer County, MO. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two daughters, Mrs. Willo Mayer of Yuba City and Mrs. Margaret Jones of Yreka; five grandchildren and five great-grandchild. Rev. Kenneth Smith of the First Church of the Hazarene in Yuba City officiate at the Thursday service. Burial will be in the Sutter cemetery.

Marriage:    6 Mar 1907, Mercer Mo

Children:    Willo Ruby (1911-1982)
Margaret Cozeen (1918-1995)
Dorris G. (1921-1937) Willo Ruby HICKS*
Birth:    20 Nov 1911, Mercer Mo
Death:    6 Nov 1982, Yuba City, Sutter Co. CA
Burial:    Sutter Cem

Divorced from  Ernest Weast  10/29/1935
Divorced from  George Koozin 3/14/1941
Divorced from Ashley (Jack) Carr 10/22/1949

Spouse:    Ernest WEAST
Birth:    9 Aug 1903, California
Death:    15 Aug 1944, Humbolt Co. CA.
Father:    Arthur Jack WEAST  (1882-1966)
Mother:    Mamie Maud BISHOP (1882-1917)

Children:    Betty Irene (Living)

Other spouses:    George KOOZIN, Ashby Dewitt (Jack) CARR, Alfred Christian MAYER Willo Ruby HICKS* (See above)

Spouse:    George KOOZIN

Other spouses:    Ernest WEAST, Ashby Dewitt (Jack) CARR, Alfred Christian MAYER Willo Ruby HICKS* (See above)

Spouse:    Ashby Dewitt (Jack) CARR
Birth:    11 Jan 1916
Death:    21 Sep 1983, Portland, OR

Name: Ashby Dewitt Carr

Veteran’s Rank: S1

Branch: US Navy

Last known address: 11800 Se MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266

Birth Date: 11 Jan 1916

Death Date: 21 Sep 1983

Veteran Service Start Date: 31 Oct 1942

Veteran Service End Date: 25 Oct 1946

Interment Date: 26 Sep 1983

Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery

Buried At: Section G Site 3992

Cemetery URL:

Marriage:    20 Mar 1943, Reno, NV

Children:    Rhett Leroy (Living)

Other spouses:    Ernest WEAST, George KOOZIN, Alfred Christian MAYER Willo Ruby HICKS* (See above)

Spouse:    Alfred Christian MAYER
Birth:    23 Aug 1909, California
Death:    9 Aug 1971, Yuba City, Sutter Co. CA
Father:    Alfred Pauli MAYER  (1877-1948)
Mother:    Anna Maria HANSEN (1884-)
Marriage:    22 Oct 1949, Reno Nevada

Other spouses:    Ernest WEAST, George KOOZIN, Ashby Dewitt (Jack) CARR Margaret Cozeen HICKS
Birth:    7 Sep 1918, Wyoming
Death:    29 Oct 1995, Yreka Siskyou Co CA

Spouse:    Howard Elliott JONES
Birth:    29 Jan 1918, Missouri
Death:    May 2002, Yreka Siskyou Co CA
Father:    Samuel E. JONES  (1890-1973)
Mother:    Josephine (1892-1968)

Children:    Kenneth Howard (1942-2006)
Ronald Wayne (Living)
David Russel (Living) Dorris G. HICKS
Birth:    1921
Death:    1937, Yuba City, Sutter Co. CA

1.1.5 Audie TRAIL
Birth:    30 Apr 1889, Mercer Co Missouri
Death:    23 Mar 1977, Mercer Co.Missouri

Living with father William Martin Trail in 1920

Spouse:    Ola HICKS
Birth:    16 Sep 1903
Death:    3 Dec 1994, Mercer Co Missouri
Father:    Horatio Gates HICKS  (1877-1947)
Mother:    Julia Eldora WALKER (1875-)

Children:    Colene (Living)
Donna Colene TRAIL (Living)

Spouse:    Leroy RAGAN
Father:    Dan Wright RAGAN  (1862-1931)
Mother:    Rachel Adeline DONELSON (1872-1938) Max TRAIL
————————————————– Donna TRAIL

Spouse:    Larry COX

Children:    Ronnie

1.1.6 Ocal TRAIL
Birth:    Sep 1891, Mercer Co Missouri
Death:    5 Dec 1972, Mercer Co Missouri

Living with father William Martin Trail in 1920

Spouse:    Myrtle SMITH
Birth:    Mar 1899, Missouri
Father:    Benjamin SMITH  (1877-)
Mother:    Sarah (Stella) COLLIER (1883-)

Children:    Etta Flo (1916-2004)
Roma W. (1927-2001) Etta Flo TRAIL
Birth:    19 Mar 1916, Missouri
Death:    26 Jun 2004

Info from Betty Berndt of Mercer MO.

Spouse:    Robert Edward HENDERSON
Death:    1989

Info from Betty Berndt of Mercer MO.

Children:    Janet
Robert Roma W. TRAIL
Birth:    27 Mar 1927, Mercer Co MO.
Death:    12 Aug 2001, Corydon Iowa

Info from Betty Berndt of Mercer MO.

Spouse:    Jack Chadwick DILLON

Info from Betty Berndt of Mercer MO.

Marriage:    7 Aug 1943

Children:    Sheila Kay
Randy Jack

1.1.7a Bazil TRAIL*
Birth:    30 Jul 1893, Mercer Mo
Death:    9 Jun 1997, Mercer MO
Burial:    12 Jun 1997, Evergreen Cemetary
Occupation:    Farmer
Religion:    Member Of The Baptist Church

“Mercer County Pioneer Traces,” Mercer Co. MO Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, (1997) pages 814-815.

Bazil and Bessie Trail
Bazil Trail was born on July 20, 1893, in Mercer County, to William and Eldora (McGraw) Trail. He lived most of his life in Mercer with the exception of six months when he was being training in the Army at Camp Funston, and since 1983 he lived in the Westview Care Center in Leon, Iowa, where he died on June 9, 1997. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Iowa.

He grew up on a farm northwest of Mercer and attended the New Zion School. He was married first to Nellie Weiser. They had two boys, Leo Howard and Harold Wayne (deceased). After the divorce of Bazil and Nellie, Basil was married second to Bessie Elizabeth Heller (November 19, 1902, Tuskeega, Iowa), the daughter of Richard and Lora Lucretia (Ashborn) Keller of the Lamoni, Iowa, area.

Bazil and Bessie had four children, Esther Jeanne, Bazil Romain, Hazel Irene and Norman Ferril. Bessie, Jeanne, and Norman are deceased.

The family farmed northwest of Mercer. Six nights a week, over a wide area, Bazil also played the fiddle for square and rounds dances in halls, barns, and homes. He also worked for a while at the rock crusher in Cainsville, Missouri. He was on the school board at New Zion. He also traveled several summers and autumns working in the harvest fields. Bessie attended a Free Methodist Church and taught Sunday School when she was young. Bazil was a member of the Baptist Church and the American Legion in Mercer. (Submitted for publication by Hazel Robinson)

Obituary – Bazil Trail

Bazil Trail, son of William M. Trail and Eldora (McGrew) Trail, was born near Mercer, Missouri, on July 20, 1893 and passed away on June, 1997, at the Westview Acres Cre Center in Leon, Iowa, at the age of 103. Bazil was united in marriage to Bessie Elizabeth Keller on December 15, 1923. Bessie proceeded [sic] him in death on May 5, 1983. He was also proceeded [sic] in death by his parents; two sons, Harold and Norman Trail; a daughter, Jeanne Ragan; three brothers, Audie, Ocal, and Charles Trail; and by four sisters, Velta Hayes, Birdie Bardwell, Hazel Hicks, and Tessie Trail. He is survived by two sons, Bazil Trail Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa, Leo Howard Trail, of the state of California; one daughter, Hazel Robinson of Mercer, Missouri; and by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Bazil lived most of his life in Mercer County, Missouri, on his farm west of Mercer. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Army, and was the last known Mercer County, Missouri, World War I veterans. He was a member of the American Legion in Mercer. As a hobby, Bazil enjoyed playing the fiddle, and played for dances in the area for many years. He continued playing the fiddle for his own enjoyment in his later years while a resident of the Westview Acres, where he resided since 1983. Bazil was a member of the Mercer Baptist Church. Graveside services were held Thursday, June 12, 1997 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville, Iowa, with Rev. Ron Helton, officiating, under the direction of the Greenless-Middleton Funeral Service of Lineville.

Spouse:    Bessie Elizabeth KELLER
Birth:    16 Dec 1901, Iowa
Death:    May 1983, Mercer Co Missouri
Father:    Richard N. KELLER  (1868-<1920)
Mother:    Lora Lucretia ASHBURN (1868-)
Marriage:    15 Dec 1923

Children:    Hazel (Living)
Norman (1943-1995)
Ester Jeanne (Living)
Bazil Romain “Bub”  Jr. (1924-2003)

Other spouses:    Nellie WEISNER (Living)

1.1.7a.1 Hazel TRAIL (Living)

Spouse:    Lynn Garland ROBINSON (Living)

Children:    Deborah Yvonne (Living)
RIchard Lynn (Living)
David Gregory (Living)

1.1.7a.2 Norman TRAIL
Birth:    18 Jul 1943, Mercer Mo
Death:    24 Sep 1995, Mercer Mo
Burial:    27 Sep 1995, Evergreen Cemetary Mercer Mo.

Children:    Michael

1.1.7a.3 Ester Jeanne TRAIL (Living)

Spouse:    Walter Eldon RAGAN
Birth:    18 Sep 1921
Death:    5 Jan 1959, Mercer Co Missouri

1.1.7a.4 Bazil Romain “Bub” TRAIL  Jr.
Birth:    18 Sep 1924
Death:    22 Jul 2003, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa

1.1.7b Bazil TRAIL* (See above)

Spouse:    Nellie WEISNER (Living)
Father:    George WEISNER  (1874-)
Mother:    Alice (1881-)

Children:    Leo Howard (Living)
Harold W. (1920-1991)

Other spouses:    Bessie Elizabeth KELLER

1.1.7b.1 Leo Howard TRAIL (Living)

1.1.7b.2 Harold W. TRAIL
Birth:    1920
Death:    1991

Living with Granfather George Wiesner in 1930 Census

1.1.8 Velta TRAIL

Spouse:    HAYES

1.2 Adella McGREW
Birth:    abt 1860, Illinois

Listed as Adell in 1900 census

Spouse:    William Wallace “Wall” MATHEWSON
Birth:    Aug 1858, Illinois
Death:    bef 1930

Children:    Eldie ? (1883-)
Mammie (1884-)
Gay E. (1889-)
Paul (1892-)
Nettie (1894-)
Cleo (1896-)
Glenn Dewitt (1898-1970)

1.2.1 Eldie ? MATHEWSON
Birth:    Mar 1883, Iowa

1.2.2 Mammie MATHEWSON
Birth:    Nov 1884, Iowa

1.2.3 Gay E. MATHEWSON
Birth:    Sep 1889, Nebraska

Spouse:    Ivy M.
Birth:    1884, Illinois
Father:    UNNAMED
Mother:    UNNAMED

1.2.4 Paul MATHEWSON
Birth:    13 Apr 1892, Carleton, Thayer, Nebraska

1.2.5 Nettie MATHEWSON
Birth:    May 1894, Nebraska

1.2.6 Cleo MATHEWSON
Birth:    Jan 1896, Nebraska

1.2.7 Glenn Dewitt MATHEWSON
Birth:    9 Jun 1898, Nebraska
Death:    Jul 1970, Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming

Spouse:    Gladys J.
Birth:    1896, Iowa

Children:    Jack M. (Living) Jack M. MATHEWSON (Living)

1.3 Wygelia “Geel” McGREW
Birth:    16 Mar 1862, Illinois

Spouse:    George W. SHEETS
Birth:    1862, Iowa

Children:    Cliford (1882-)
Estes (1885-)
Clinton Winfield (1887-)

1.3.1 Cliford SHEETS
Birth:    Apr 1882, Missouri

1.3.2 Estes SHEETS
Birth:    Jun 1885, Missouri

1.3.3 Clinton Winfield SHEETS
Birth:    Sep 1887, Missouri

1.4 Eddie McGREW
Birth:    abt 1868, Illinois

1.5 Fredric “Fred” McGREW
Birth:    abt 1869, Illinois

Living with the family in 1930 are the grandchildren
Donelda Russel (f), Lavern Russel (m)

Spouse:    Hester V.-Viola -Ola H. Bailey
Birth:    Apr 1870, Illinois

Info from Bev Culp Epstien

Marriage:    1890

Children:    Chloe (1894-1973)
Agnes (1896-)
Eva (Living)
Mona – Minnie (Living)
James Clinton (1905-1985)
Wanda (Living)

1.5.1 Chloe McGREW
Birth:    Mar 1894, Nebraska
Death:    1973

Spouse:    Grover Cleveland Culp
Birth:    1886
Death:    1961

Info from Bev Culp Epstien

Children:    Earl Franklin (1911-1978)
Marie Dorothy (1913-1991)
Wilma Scharlitt (Living) Earl Franklin Culp
Birth:    1911
Death:    1978

Spouse:    Mary Keller

Info from Bev Culp Epstien Marie Dorothy Culp
Birth:    1913
Death:    1991

Info from Bev Culp Epstien Wilma Scharlitt Culp (Living)

1.5.2 Agnes McGREW
Birth:    Sep 1896, Missouri

1.5.3 Eva McGREW (Living)

1.5.4 Mona – Minnie McGREW (Living)

1.5.5 James Clinton McGREW
Birth:    4 Nov 1905, Nebraska
Death:    Sep 1985, Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska

1.5.6 Wanda McGREW (Living)


Alice    parent of spouse of 1.1.7b
Gladys J.    spouse of 1.2.7
Ivy M.    spouse of 1.2.3
Josephine    parent of spouse of
UNNAMED    parent of spouse of 1.1.1
UNNAMED    parent of spouse of 1.2.3
UNNAMED    parent of spouse of 1.2.3
Margaret E.    parent of spouse of 1.1.4
Lora Lucretia    parent of spouse of 1.1.7a
Hester V.-Viola -Ola H.    spouse of 1.5
Emory “Steve”
Ernest Or Emmet F.
Ivan W.
Jess    spouse of 1.1.2
Nelda E
Velma Cleo
Versa A.
Willard Clone
Mamie Maud    parent of spouse of
Martha Lou    spouse of
William Ernest    parent of spouse of
Ashby Dewitt (Jack)    spouse of
Rhett Leroy    child of
Sarah (Stella)    parent of spouse of 1.1.6
Larry    spouse of
Rennee    child of
Ricky    child of
Ronnie    child of
Earl Franklin
Grover Cleveland    spouse of 1.5.1
Marie Dorothy
Wilma Scharlitt
Jack Chadwick    spouse of
Randy Jack    child of
Sheila Kay    child of
Rachel Adeline    parent of spouse of
UNNAMED    parent of spouse of 1.1.1
Dottie Belle    spouse of 1.1.1
Anna Maria    parent of spouse of
UNNAMED    spouse of 1.1.8
William    spouse of 1.1.3
Janet    child of
Robert    child of
Robert Edward    spouse of
Dorris G.
Horatio Gates    parent of spouse of 1.1.5
James Garfield    spouse of 1.1.4
Margaret Cozeen
Ola    spouse of 1.1.5
Reuben Calvin    parent of spouse of 1.1.4
Willo Ruby
David Russel    child of
Howard Elliott    spouse of
Kenneth Howard    child of
Ronald Wayne    child of
Samuel E.    parent of spouse of
Bessie Elizabeth    spouse of 1.1.7a
Mary    spouse of
Richard N.    parent of spouse of 1.1.7a
George    spouse of
Cleo    1.2.6
Eldie ?    1.2.1
Gay E.    1.2.3
Glenn Dewitt    1.2.7
Jack M.
Mammie    1.2.2
Nettie    1.2.5
Paul    1.2.4
William Wallace “Wall”    spouse of 1.2
Alfred Christian    spouse of
Alfred Pauli    parent of spouse of
Adella    1.2
Agnes    1.5.2
Chloe    1.5.1
Dewitt “Dwight” Clinton    1
Eddie    1.4
Eldora    1.1
Eva    1.5.3
Fredric “Fred”    1.5
James Clinton    1.5.5
Mona – Minnie    1.5.4
Wanda    1.5.6
Wygelia “Geel”    1.3
UNNAMED    parent of spouse of 1
Dosia Emma    spouse of 1
Bertha Irene    parent of spouse of
Dan Wright    parent of spouse of
Leroy    spouse of
Walter Eldon    spouse of 1.1.7a.3
David Gregory    child of 1.1.7a.1
Deborah Yvonne    child of 1.1.7a.1
Lynn Garland    spouse of 1.1.7a.1
RIchard Lynn    child of 1.1.7a.1
Cliford    1.3.1
Clinton Winfield    1.3.3
Estes    1.3.2
George W.    spouse of 1.3
Benjamin    parent of spouse of 1.1.6
Myrtle    spouse of 1.1.6
Audie    1.1.5
Bazil    parent of spouse of 1.1
Bazil    1.1.7a
Bazil Romain “Bub”  Jr.    1.1.7a.4
Birdie Faye    1.1.2
Cathleen    child of
Charles Clinton    1.1.1
Elsie Mary
Ester Jeanne    1.1.7a.3
Etta Flo
Harold W.    1.1.7b.2
Hazel    1.1.7a.1
Hazel May    1.1.4
JULIE    child of
Leo Howard    1.1.7b.1
Lori    child of 1.1.7a.2
Michael    child of 1.1.7a.2
Norman    1.1.7a.2
Ocal    1.1.6
Roma W.
Tammy    child of 1.1.7a.2
Tessie    1.1.3
Tonya    child of 1.1.7a.2
Velta    1.1.8
William C.    child of
William Martin    spouse of 1.1
Wilma L.
Julia Eldora    parent of spouse of 1.1.5
Arthur Jack    parent of spouse of
Betty Irene    child of
Ernest    spouse of
George    parent of spouse of 1.1.7b
Nellie    spouse of 1.1.7b
Sarah L.    parent of spouse of 1.1

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