Indiana McCaslins

Orson Lorin SidebottomAge: 88 years18621951

Name
Orson Lorin Sidebottom
Birth July 12, 1862 45 40
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1870 (Age 7 years)
Census 1880 (Age 17 years)
Census 1885 (Age 22 years)
MarriageCordie Leona (Cordelia) SnodgrassView this family
September 12, 1889 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Milo William Sidebottom
February 7, 1891 (Age 28 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a fatherWilliam Sidebottom
September 2, 1895 (Age 33 years)

Burial of a fatherWilliam Sidebottom
after September 2, 1895 (Age 33 years)
Note: Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 16314760)
Death of a brotherRobert Lisburn Sidebottom
December 28, 1895 (Age 33 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherRobert Lisburn Sidebottom
after December 28, 1895 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 16314807)
Census 1895 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Lida Celia Sidebottom
January 3, 1896 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#3
Felix Orson Sidebottom
March 10, 1898 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#4
George E Sidebottom
February 5, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1900 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Lorin Knox Sidebottom
September 17, 1902 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sonGeorge E Sidebottom
August 26, 1904 (Age 42 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Note: George is missing from the 1905 Kansas State Census and the 1910 US Federal Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas and may be presumed to have died.
Burial of a sonGeorge E Sidebottom
after August 26, 1904 (Age 42 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 16314787)
Birth of a son
#6
Ira B Sidebottom
April 13, 1905 (Age 42 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1905 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Cordie Inez Sidebottom
June 18, 1908 (Age 45 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1910 (Age 47 years)
Death of a motherCelia Ella Reynolds
August 15, 1911 (Age 49 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherCelia Ella Reynolds
after August 15, 1911 (Age 49 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 16314771)
Birth of a son
#8
Ralph Bryan Sidebottom
September 21, 1911 (Age 49 years)
Census 1915 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sonFelix Orson Sidebottom
November 6, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Camp Coit
Burial of a sonFelix Orson Sidebottom
after November 6, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 38163701)
Census 1920 (Age 57 years)
Census 1925 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childIra B SidebottomLavon StullView this family
about 1930 (Age 67 years)

Census 1930 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childRalph Bryan SidebottomClara Mildred StullView this family
April 23, 1934 (Age 71 years)
DivorceCordie Leona (Cordelia) SnodgrassView this family
June 15, 1937 (Age 74 years)
Death of a wifeCordie Leona (Cordelia) Snodgrass
November 2, 1940 (Age 78 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a wifeCordie Leona (Cordelia) Snodgrass
after November 2, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Note: Sterling Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 108727653)
Census 1940 (Age 77 years)
Death of a daughterLida Celia Sidebottom
May 1949 (Age 86 years)

Burial of a daughterLida Celia Sidebottom
May 1949 (Age 86 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 86874023)
Death February 11, 1951 (Age 88 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial after February 11, 1951
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 16314775)
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father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
7 years
himself
Family with Cordie Leona (Cordelia) Snodgrass - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: September 12, 1889
Divorce: June 15, 1937, Ness, Kansas
6 years
daughter
-5 years
son
7 years
son
Felix Orson Sidebottom
Birth: March 10, 1898 35 22Kansas
Death: November 6, 1918Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania
23 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son

Burial
Vansburgh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 16314775)
Shared note
In the 1870 US Federal Census for Clover, Henry, Illinois, 55-year-old Kentucky-born farmer Wm [sic] Sidebottom owns $8,000 worth of real estate and $1,000 worth of personal property. He and his 48-year-old Kentucky-born wife Celia [maiden name unknown] Sidebottom have in their household their Illinois-born children, 20-year-old Celia, 18-year-old Mary, 16-year-old Wm [sic], 14-year-old Robt [sic], and 8-year-old Orson. William Jr, Robert and Orson have attended school in the past year. William Sr is a male over 21 who is entitled to vote. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Highland, Union, Iowa, 63-year-old Kentucky-born farmer Wm [sic] and his 58-year-old Kentucky-born wife Celia [maiden name unknown] Sidebottom have in their household two of their Illinois-born children, 28-year-old farmer William F and 19-year-old Oliver L [sic Orson L]. Living next door is their oldest son 32-year-old Kentucky-born farmer Ed [sic] Sidebottom, Ed's 27-year-old Ohio-born wife Sarah E [maiden name unknown} Sidebottom and their daughter 7-year-old Iowa-born Fanny. William Sr's father was born in Virginia and his mother in Pennsylvania, Celia's parents were born in Virginia, Ed, William Jr and Orson's parents were born in Kentucky, Sarah's parents were born in Ohio, and Fanny's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Ohio. In the 1885 Iowa State Census for Highland, Union, Iowa, 68-year-old Kentucky-born farmer W [William] and his 64-year-old Kentucky-born wife Celie [sic] [maiden name unknown] Sidebottom have in their household their Illinois-born sons, 31-year-old William F [profession unreadable], and 23-year-old farmer laborer Orson L. William Sr's farm is at Township 72 [?] Range 30 Section 21 NW NW. William Sr and William Jr are entitled to vote, and William Jr is subject to military service. In the 1895 Kansas State Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 31-year-old Illinois-born farmer O L [sic Orson Lewis] and his 21-year-old wife Indiana-born C L [sic Cordie] [Snodgrass] Sidebottom have in their household their Kansas-born son 3-year-old M W [Milo]. Orson came to Kansas from Iowa and Cordie from Indiana. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 37-year-old Illinois-born farmer Orson L and his 27-year-old Indiana-born wife Cordie [Cordelia Snodgrass] Sidebottom have been married eleven years and have had four children, all are living with them. These Kansas-born children are 9-year-old Milo, 4-year-old Lida C, 2-year-old Felix O, and 3-month old George E. None of the children has attended school in the past year. Orson and Cordie can read, write and speak English. Orson is farming land he owns, free of mortgage. Orson's parents were born in Kentucky, Cordie's parents in Indiana, and the children's father was born in Illinois and their mother in Indiana. In the 1905 Kansas State Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 42-year-old Illinois-born farmer O L [sic Orson Lewis] and his 32-year-old wife Indiana-born Cardia [sic] [Snodgrass] Sidebottom have in their household their Kansas-born children 14-year-old Milo, 9-year-old LIda, 7-year-old Felix, and 2-year-old Loren [sic]. Orson came to Kansas from Iowa and Cordie from Indiana. According to the Patron's List for the 1906 Ness County Atlas, O L Sidebottom, farmer and stockraiser, settled in Ness County in 1885. His post office was Brownell and his land at Section 10 Township 16 Range 22. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 48-year-old Illinois-born farmer Orson L and his 38-year-old Indiana-born wife Cordie L [Cordelia Snodgrass] Sidebottom have been married twenty-one years and have had seven children, six are living. These Kansas-born children are 19-year-old farm laborer Milo, 14-year-old Lida C, 12-year-old Felix O, 7-year-old Lorin K, 5-year-old Ira B, and 1-year-old Inez C. All the children except Ezra and Inez have attended school in the past year. Orson is a grain and stock farmer, who owns the acreage he is farming, free of mortgage. Orson's parents were born in Kentucky, Cordie's parents in Indiana, and the children's father was born in Illinois and their mother in Indiana. In the 1915 Kansas State Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 52-year-old Illinois-born farmer O L [sic Orson] and his 42-year-old wife Indiana-born Cordy [sic] [Snodgrass] Sidebottom have in their household their Kansas-born children 18-year-old school teacher LIda, 16-year-old Felix, 12-year-old Lorin, 7-year-old Ira, 6-year-old Inez and 3-year-old Ralph. Felix, Loren, Ira, Inez, and Ralph [sic] have attended school in the past year. Oscar is farming land he owns, free of mortgage. Orson came to Kansas from Iowa and Cordie from Indiana. Living one farm away are Cordie's parents, 74-year-old Indiana-born H C [Hugh] and 68-year-old Indiana-born L A [Lida Ann Gray] Snodgrass. Hugh owns the land he is farming, free of mortgage. Both Hugh and Lida came to Kansas from Indiana. In the 1920 US Federal Census for Ottawa Ward 2, Franklin, Kansas, 57-year-old Illinois-born retired farmer Orson L and his 49-year-old Indiana-born wife Cordie [Snodgrass] Sidebottom have in their household some of their Kansas-born children, 17-year-old Lorin, 14-year-old Ira, 11-year-old Corda [sic she was recorded as Inez in the 1910 and 1915 census] and 8-year-old Ralph.The family is living in a house that Orson owns, free of mortgage, at 516 South Poplar. Ira, Corda and Ralph have attended school in the past year. Everyone except Ralph is recorded as being able to read, write and speak English.Orson's parents were born in Kentucky, Cordie's parents in Indiana, and the children's father was born in Illinois and their mother in Indiana. In the 1925 Kansas State Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 63-year-old Illinois-born O L [sic Orson] and his 53-year-old wife Indiana-born Cordie L [Snodgrass] Sidebottom have in their household some of their Kansas-born children, 22-year-old Loren [sic Lorin], 19-year-old [sic] Ira, 16-year-old Cordie Inez and 13-year-old Ralph. The family is living on a farm on RR 2 that Orson owns, free of mortgage. Everyone can read and write. Orson, Cordie L and Lorin are all recorded as farmers. Cordie Inez and Ralph have attended school in the past year. Orson came to Kansas from Iowa and Cordie from Indiana. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 67-year-old Iowa-born [sic] Orris [sic Orson] L and his 57-year-old Indiana-born wife Cordie L [Snodgrass] Sidebottom were married when he was 26- and she was 15-years old. They have in their household their youngest son, Kansas-born 18-year-old Ralph G. Orson and Ralph are doing general farming on a farm that Orson owns. Both worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Neither have served in the military. Orson's and Cordie's parents were born in the United States. Ralph's father was born in Iowa [sic] and his mother in Indiana. Living next door is Orson and Cordie's Kansas-born 24-year-old son Ira B and his wife 20-year-old Kansas-born Lavon [Stull] Sidebottom who were 24- and 22-years old, respectively, when they married. Ira is doing wheat farming on rented land. Ira has worked on the last regularly scheduled work day and has not served in the military. Ira's and Lavonne's fathers were born in Iowa [sic] and their mothers in Indiana. And living next door to Ira and his family is his sister, 21-year-old Kansas-born Cordie I [Sidebottom] Guyer, her 22-year-old Nebraska-born husband Elmer E Guyer and their 3-month old Kansas-born son William E. Elmer and Cordie were married when he was 21- and she was 20-years old. Elmer is working for the Santa Fe Railroad in the signal service and has workd on the last regularly scheduled work day. Elmer's parents were born in Illinois, Cordie's father was born in Iowa [sic] and her mother in Indiana, William E's father was born in Nebraska and his mother in Kansas. Cordie L [Snodgrass] Sidebottom and Orson L Sidebottom divorced 15 Jun 1937 in Ness County, Kansas. In the 1940 US Federal Census for Waring, Ness, Kansas, 28-year-old Kansas-born farmer Ralph S Sidebottom and his 29-year-old Kansas born wife Clara [Stull] Sidebottom have in their household Ralph's 78-year-old Illinois-born divorced father, O L Sidebottom. The family is living in a rented house for which Ralph pays $7 a month. The family was living in rural Ness County, Kansas on a farm in 1935. Ralph and Clara have completed one year of high school. Ralph has completed eighth grade. Ralph is the only one who as worked in the past year, 40 hours in the past week and 52 weeks in the past year. He does not earn a wage or salary, but has outside income. Living next door is Ralph's brother, 35-year-old Kansas-born farmer Ira B Sidebottom and Ira's wife 30-year-old Kansas-born Lavon [Stull] Sidebottom. They are renting a house for $6 a month and were living in this house on a farm in 1935. Ira has worked 40 hours in the last week and 52 weeks in the past year. He does not earn a wage or salary, but has outside income. Orson L. Sidebottom (Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.) Voluume 5, Pages 2496-2497 ORSON L. SIDEBOTTOM. The truly successful farmer can usually be identified by the general appearance of his farm and its equipment. Thus a stranger riding along one of the country roads of Ness County and noticing the farm and ranch of Orson L. Sidebottom would at once be impressed by its improvement, the well painted barns and outbuildings, the tight fences, the sleek appearance of the stock, and would judge rightly that Mr. Sidebottom is no ordinary farmer. His success is mainly due to his energy and enterprise, but also to the fact that he has lived in Ness County for over thirty years, being practically a pioneer. He came to the county in September, 1885. He was born in Henry County, Illinois, July 12, 1862, and his earlier as well as his later years have been spent on farms. As a boy he attended the common country schools of Illinois and at the age of eleven he went with his family to Union County, Iowa, where he grow up and completed his education. He was a part of the family home until he was twenty-seven years of age. Mr. Sidebottom came to Kansas with his father. They brought a carload of household goods, which was unloaded at Hays City, where the family did nearly all their trading for a time. His father had already prospected that section of Kansas included in Ness County, and following his direction they came to Ness County and Orson L. Sidebottom entered a homestead on the northeast quarter of section 10, township 16, range 22. His father proved up this tract, with Orson's assistance, and the latter subsequently bought the relinquishment on the southeast quarter of the same section. There he erected a frame house 16 by 24 feet, and a stable for his horses 14 by 32 feet. This land has been his home ever since, though his enterprise has greatly broadened his land holdings and the scope of his business. Few men have raised more crops of wheat than Mr. Sidebottom in Kansas. He has sowed wheat every year since 1886, and only three years have been without harvest. At times his land yielded in wheat only a bushel to the acre, but the small yield was offset by years of big production, when he made more than thirty-one bushels to the acre. His recent crops have yielded twenty-nine bushels in 1914, sixteen bushels in 1915, and eleven bushels in 1916. In the meantime he has also carried on mixed farming, and has been a successful stock raiser. He has shipped his own stock and during the past thirty years has handled on his land large number of cattle, horses and hogs. Besides his original quarter section he added another 160, and he also owns a half section to the north of his farm, where his father put the improvements. His father was the late William Sidebottom, who died in Ness County in 1902 at the age of eighty-four. William Sidebottom was descended from early colonial German stock, his great-grandfather having settled in Philadelphia after following the sea for a number of years. William Sidebottom had two brothers who grew up, Felix and Larkin, both of whom spent their lives in Kentucky, and he also had one sister in that state. William Sidebottom was born in Green County, Kentucky, had only an ordinary education, and spent his active career as a farmer. He was one of the early settlers in Henry County, Illinois, where he laid, a land warrant, paying 62 cents an acre for his land. That same land only recently sold for $200 an acre. In Kentucky William Sidebottom married Celia Reynolds, a daughter of Henry Reynolds, a Kentucky farmer. She died near the home of her son Orson, August 5, 1911. William and Celia Sidebottom had the following children: Sarah E., wife of John Pangburn, of Waldo, Kansas; Felix, of Stewart, Iowa; Edward, of Ransom, Kansas; Mary, wife of William Phelps, of Central City, Nebraska; William, who died unmarried in Ness County; Robert, a farmer in Ness County; and Orson L. Mr. Orson L. Sidebottom has not allowed his farm and his personal interests to absorb all his time and energy. He has been an interesting student of public affairs and public questions. His political career began as a greenbacker. His first vote was cast for J. B. Weaver as president. Later he voted the democratic ticket, as did his father, then became affiliated with the populist, and finally returned to the democratic party. He has attended conventions of his party and in Waring Township served two terms as trustee. In 1894 he was elected county commissioner, succeeding M. G. Hamersly. The board of commissioners of which he was a member brought about a very marked improvement in the financial management of the county's affairs. They put a stop to the shrinkage of county funds which had prevailed through several previous administrations, and the board returned to the county treasury fees which had been overpaid to officials for the preceding five years. The chief constructive labors of the board during his membership was the building of county bridges. For many years Mr. Sidebottom has served as treasurer of his home School District No. 75. In Ness County September 12, 1889, Mr. Sidebottom married Miss Cordie Snodgrass, daughter of Hugh and Lida (Gray) Snodgrass. Mr. Snodgrass, who served faithfully in the Union army during the Civil war, spent his active career as a farmer and came to Ness County from the vicinity of Madison, Indiana. He now lives in Brownell, Kansas. His wife's mother was a native of Ireland, and his own mother was a native of Scotland. His children were: Etta, who died unmarried; Irene, who died as Mrs. Robert Sutcliff; Mrs. Sidebottom; Euphemia, wife of Ted Ray; Pearl, who married Zed Barnett; and George, a farmer near Brownell. Mr. and Mrs. Sidebottom have reared a number of children in their home, several of whom have already taken independent places in the world of affairs. Milo is a farmer on his father's place, and by his marriage to Cora Fear has two children, Clara and Cordie; Lida is the wife of Harley Rose, of Arlington, Colorado, and they have a son, Ronald. The other children, all at home, are Felix Ira, Loren, Inez and Ralph. Ira, as a boy of thirteen raised and sold $35 worth of mellons and $30 worth of squashes in 1918 and invested his earnings in War Stamps to "help whip the Germans."