Charles Arthur 8 BIGELOW
# 15337.AA7 Charles Arthur 8
BIGELOW, son of Samuel
Elijah 7( William F. 6
, Noah 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) and Amelia (
EVANS ) BIGELOW, was born at New Haven, Gratiot, MI on 16 October
1891. When his parents separated about 1908, he went with his mother to
NE and later to homestead in CO. He married twice: his first marriage
was to Ella
Pearl Burgess (see below) at unknown
She was born 29 September 1899 and committed suicide in 22 September
at Sligo, CO. On 05 October 1925, in Willard, CO, he m (2) Ruby Pearl
who was the daughter of Kilburn Kelly and Susannah (Pixler) Fortune.
was born 12 October 1902 (1892?) at Dallas, IA. Charley went into the
Army and served
in WWI in Europe. The family lived in CO and WA and Charles died in
WA on 19 November 1976 and is buried there. Ruby died 02 February 1991
Walnut Grove Nursing Home, Prosser, Benton Co, WA.
Children of Charles Arthur and Ruby (Fortune) Bigelow, born at
15337.AA71t Aletta Ruth, b 20 Aug 1925; m 19
Oct 1947 Eldred Fortune; 3 children.
15337.AA72t Loyd Eugene, b 03
Sept 1928; d 13 Mar 1994, in Portland OR; m 14 Dec 1948 M. Elaine
Hughes, b 07 July 1928 Rapid City, SD; res. OR; 2 children.(see below)
15337.AA73 Ethel Mae, b 16 Mar
m 22 Sept 1950 Donald Standler; 2 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II, pg 387;
correspondence with descendant: Darrel Fortune (Bigelow)
From: Grandview, WA USA : I have been interested in genealogy for
several years but haven't been able to find much on the Bigelows. My
grandfather's name was Charlie Arthur Bigelow. His father was (John)??.
His mother's name was Amelia Evans.
Note from Darrell: Charley Arthur (8) Bigelow, b 16 Oct 1891
at New Haven, Gratiat co, MI. He went with his mother to NE and
homesteaded in CO.; m (1) Pearl Burgess __ ?date she b __ ?;
suicide 1917 at Sligo, CO. Charley went into the Army and served
WWI in Europe; m (2) Ruby Pearl Fortune on 05 Oct 1924 at Willard,
She was the daughter of Kilburn Kelly and Susannah (Pixler) Fortune and
born 12 Oct 1902 at Dallas, IA. She died 02 Feb 1991 at Walnut
Nursing Home, Prosser, Benton Co, WA. ( I added the extra info
I just recently heard of your web site from my cousin Darrel Fortune
and thought I should send you this update.
Addition: I am Kenneth Charles (10) Bigelow, son of Loyd (9)
Eugene Bigelow and M. Elaine (Hughes) Bigelow. I was born on Sept. 12,
1949 at Prosser Wa. I married Dianne Darlene Trautman on June 26, 1976.
We have one son, Johnathan
Charles (11) Bigelow. (He is named for John (1) Biglo and my
A. (8) Bigelow.) He was born in Sunnyside, Wa on July 13, 1985. We
in Grandview, Wa.
Update: My father, Loyd Eugene (9) Bigelow, (15337.AA72t) passed
on on March 13, 1994, in Portland Or. (Note the spelling of Loyd is
with one "L" only.
Louis Starks <
My name is
Louis Starks, and I'm a descendant of Elisha Pratt, born
the son of Abigail Bigelow
and Daniel Pratt.
website, I was reading about another branch of the Bigelow family,
and came across Charles Arthur Bigelow (15337.AA7) whose first marriage
was to Pearl Burgess, who committed suicide at Sligo, Colorado, in
I grew up just a couple hours away from the former sight of Sligo, CO,
used to spend a lot of time exploring that area. There are three
in that area: Sligo, Keota, and Grover, CO... all within a few
of eachother. I looked through my photographs from the Keota
and found the grave of Charles Arthur Bigelow's wife. On her
stone, her name is listed as "Ella P." Here's a picture of her
marker. I'm not surprised that that branch of the family didn't
in that area for too long, before continuing on to Washington.
a very barren area, which must have been extremely difficult to live
back then. The town of Sligo is completely gone now. Keota
now a ghost town, the last residents of which moved out a few years
Just a few miles from Keota is a place called Pawnee Buttes. In
movie "Centennial", based on the book by James Michener, they filmed a
at Pawnee Buttes, calling it "Rattlesnake Buttes".
Ella P. (Burgess) Bigelow, Keota Cem., Keota, Weld
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