03 September 2008

The Problem With Pauline - Part 7

After looking at all the land Pauline/Helen had purchased I got to thinking, what about the place where she died? Well after looking at some plat maps for Ada county, I came to find out that Helen Hunt had homesteaded the land.

Helen Hunt entered her claim for homestead on January 1, 1914 as follows:

The north half of the southeast quarter of Section 7 and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 8 in Township 2 north of Range 2 east of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, containing 120 acres.

This got me to thinking about the Homestead Law residency requirement of 5 years. Who fulfilled the 2 years she had left? The answer is no one. The law changed June 6, 1912 reducing the requirement to 3 years.

The Bureau of Land Management website gave me the final patent to that piece of land. It was issued December 4, 1919 to the Heirs of Helen Hunt.

Helen made an earlier purchase from the BLM - a cash entry sale was recorded for Helen Hunt May 29, 1905 for 180 acres.

What happened to this land after her death? I have to get the ENTIRE Probate for Helen Hunt. I also would like the Homestead Land Entry File from NARA.


So until I get the files mentioned above and the results of the search for a divorce in Kansas City, the case is on hold. I have listed my sources used for all the posts on Pauline/Helen below:


1. 1860 US Census, Iowa, Allamakee County, Taylor Township, p. 244 (penned) John Sheern Household #1828, Dwelling #1793
2. 1870 US Census, Kansas, Neosho County, Osage Mission, p. 17 (penned) p. 209 (stamped), John P. Sheern Household #117, Dwelling #115
3. 1875 Kansas State Census, Neosho County, City of Osage Mission, p. 27 (penned), p. 148 (penned), John P. Sheern Household & Dwelling #1
4. 1875 Kansas State Census, Neosho County, City of Osage Mission, p. 20 (penned), line 40, George B. Sanford
5. 1880 US Census, Kansas, Neosho County, Osage Mission, p. 2 (penned), ED #171, John P. Sheern Household #14, Dwelling #15
6. 1880 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, p. 38B (penned & stamped), George B. Sanford Household #249, Dwelling #259, 620 Main Street
7. 1880 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, p. 5 (penned), p. 39A (stamped), Pauline Ames, household #25, dwelling #40, 413 Walnut Street
8. 1885 Kansas State Census, Neosho County, Osage Mission Township, p. 29 (penned) J.P. Sharon Household #112, Dwelling #118
9. 1900 US Census, Kansas, Neosho County, Mission Township, p. 167A (stamped), Sheet 16 (penned), ED #156, John Sharon Household #305, Dwelling #310
10. 1900 US Census, Oklahoma, Kay County, Lowe Township, p. 44A (stamped), Sheet 11 (penned), ED #84, John Sharon Household #213, Dwelling #214[John Sharon was enumerated twice in 1900 - Kansas and Oklahoma]
11. 1900 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, sheet 1B (penned), Minnie Vestal Household
12. 1900 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 7, p. 36 (stamped), Sheet 4A (penned), Rudolph Markgraf Household # , Dwelling #, 2212 Eight St.
13. 1910 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 6 p. 297A (stamped), sheet 6 (penned), George B. Sanford, household #101, dwelling #134, 420 Laurel Ave.
14. 1910 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 4, p. 90 (stamped), sheet 12A (penned), Rudolph Markgraf Household # , Dwelling # , 3425 Harrison Street
15. 1910 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 15, p. 83 (stamped), sheet 3A (penned), Werner Herhold Household #47, Dwelling #48, 1837 Bennington
16. 1920 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 7, p. 4 (stamped), sheet 4B (penned), George B. Sanford, household #125, dwelling #126, 420 Laurel Avenue
17. 1920 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 13, p. 215 (stamped),
sheet 13B (penned), Rudolph Markgraf Household # 246, Dwelling #363 , 4541 Forest Ave.
18. 1920 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, 15th Ward, p. 190 (stamped), sheet 6B (penned), Werner Herhold Household #125, Dwelling #128, 6033 East 14th Street
19. Parish Register of Baptisms 1837-1949, St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Vigo County, Indiana, FHL Film #1535910 (Items 11-14)
20. Parish Sacramental Records, St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Paul, Neosho County, Kansas
21. "Standard Atlas of Kay County, Oklahoma, Including a Plat Book", Compiled and Published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1910, p. 50, Lowe Township
22. Obituary for John P. Sharon, "The St. Paul Journal", St. Paul, Kansas, June 28, 1906
23. "The History of Neosho County", W. W. Graves, 1949 p. 534
24. Kansas City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri, Hoye Directory Co., 1890
25. Kansas City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri, Hoye Directory Co., 1891
26. Boise City Directory, Boise, Idaho 1905-1916, R. L. Polk & Co.
27. Marriage License for Katherine Sheern, Lic. No. 3527, Recorder of Deeds, Jackson County, Missouri
28. Marriage License for Kathryn Markgraf, Lic. No. A61846, Recorder of Deeds, Jackson County, Missouri
29. Marriage License for Marie Markgraf, Lic. No. 60491, Recorder of Deeds, Jackson County, Missouri
30. Marriage License for Winnifred M. Hughes, Lic. No. 16745, Recorder of Deeds, Jackson County, Missouri
31. Marriage License for Minnie Vestal, Lic. No. 42868, Recorder of Deeds, Jackson County, Missouri
32. Marriage License for Pauline Sheern, 7 October 1875, Office of the Clerk of the Probate Court, Neosho County, Kansas
33. Cemetery Record for Helen (Pauline Sharon Sanford) Hunt, Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho
34. Helen Hunt funeral home record, File No. 114, Summers Funeral Home, Boise, Idaho
35. Death Certificate for Ada Davis, State File No. 24130, Registered No. 2669, Missouri State Board of Health
36. Death Certificate for George B. Sanford, State File No. 41207, Registered No. 5589, Missouri State Board of Health
37. Death Certificate for Rudolph Markgraf, State File No. 11933, Registered No. 1864, Missouri State Board of Health
38. Death Certificate for Werner Herhold, State File No. 33235, Registered No. 4585, Missouri State Board of Health
39. Death Certificate for Kathryn Markgraf, State File No. 27063, Missouri State Board of Health
40. Death Certificate for Helen Hunt, State File No. 19046, Registered No. 52, State of Idaho, Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
41. Death Certificate for Mary Sharon, State File No. 41237, Missouri State Board of Health
42. Index to Deeds, Grantees, page 785, Ada County Assessor, Division of Land Records, Boise, Idaho
43. “The Idaho Statesman”, Boise, Ada County, Idaho , 1905-1919, Articles regarding Helen Hunt appeared in several different columns: Real Estate Transactions, Land Office Entries, City News, News of Record, Warranty Deeds, Board of Commissioner Proceedings
44. “The Kansas City Star”, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, 1880-1907, articles regarding George B. Sanford
45. Bureau of Land Management, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, Tract Book for Township 15N, Range 1E, p. 129, entries for Helen Hunt
46. Bureau of Land Management, Boise, Ada county, Idaho, Original Homestead Entry for Helen Hunt, Serial Page No. 015496, Final Certificate of Patent No. 015496

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