Ben N. Ogle was born 20 Jun 1918 in Trinidad, Colorado and died 27 Apr 1991 in San Bernardino, California. He was the only son of William M. Ogle & Margaret McDougal. His parents separated early in his life and when he moved to California with his mother around 1920 or 1921, his father stayed behind in Colorado where he was a physician for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.
One hundred seven years ago this week, May H. Bennett married Henry Harris in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. May was born in Delaware City, Delaware but grew up in Lancaster County. Henry was born in Danville, Pennsylvania, but resided in Pueblo, Colorado, and that is where the couple relocated after they married. It is possible that they met through May’s uncle, William M. Ogle who was a physician in Las Animas County, Colorado in the early twentieth century.
She and Henry Harris had a daughter, Sarah, born about 1917 in Pennsylvania. I have found the family in the 1920-1940 censuses in Pueblo, Colorado, but not yet in the 1910 census. Therefore, the closest I can narrow down when they moved to Colorado was between 1905 and 1920. It may have been after 1917 when Sarah was born, but I have had instances with other ancestors where the woman moved back home to be close to family during a pregnancy, although I will admit, none at such a distance.
May H. Bennett was the granddaughter of Benjamin N. Ogle and Clara Matthews of Delaware City, Delaware and the daughter of George C. Bennett and Sarah Ogle. She is my first cousin three times removed. Benjamin N. Ogle was my third great grandfather.
I may be related to Timen Stiddem. I received the death certificate for Lucy H. MOORE last night that lists her parents and through a bit of investigation I found some othersâ€™ research that indicates this line:
1 Timen Lulofsson  STIDDEM Dr. b: ABT 1610 d: 1686
2 Lulof Lyloff  STEDHAM b: ABT 1654 d: 6 Jun 1704
+ STALCOP b: ABT 1661 d: BEF 29 Jun 1714
3 Timothy Lyloffson  STEDHAM b: ABT 1684 d: 1767
+ Elizabeth VANDEVER b: ABT 1696 d: ABT 5 Mar 1737/1738
4 Lulof  STEDHAM b: 2 Jul 1723 d: 23 Nov 1786
+ Jane MCDOWELL d: 1764
5 Joseph  STEDHAM Capt. b: 5 Jul 1744 d: 22 Apr 1791
+ Sarah Hedges HEDGE b: 11 May 1745 d: 20 Sep 1773
6 Honour  STIDHAM b: 26 Jan 1780 d: 7 Mar 1848
+ William MATTHEWS b: 1778 d: 31 Jan 1848
7 Clara Amanda MATTHEWS b: 26 Aug 1820
+ Benjamin N. OGLE b: 1820 d: 1902
8 Lucy H. OGLE b: 1848 d: 1932
+ Charles D. MOORE b: ca1846
Cool huh? If true, I think my dadâ€™s line now beats my momâ€™s (descendant of Robert AYARS) with first ancestors to America. And, I finally can say that I have some Scandinavian in me.