The Hefling Family
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Jessie Osborn

Jessie Osborn


Jessie was born 08 Oct 1881 in Iowa to Aaron Osborn and Annetta Catherine Hefling. She died 24 Nov 1918.

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Charles Leland Hewitt


Charles was born 07 May 1880 in Morley, Iowa to Ezra J Hewitt and Meriah Isabell Hughes. He died 28 Aug 1958.

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Charles remarried after Jessie died to:
Edith May Varner was born 29 Aug 1883 to Josephe Wilson Varner and Jane Unkown. She married Harvey E Kessler on 19 Dec 1903 in Linn County, Iowa. Harvey was born in 1879 and died 14 Jun 1913 in Center Point, Iowa.
Charles and Edith married 02 Sep 1919. 

Jessie and Charles were married on 24 Dec 1902. They had six children.

On the 1900 Census, Jessie was 18 years old and was living (or visiting) with her uncle, John Hefling, in Valley Twp, Reno Co, Kansas. Her grandmother, Elizabeth Hefling, and aunt, Malinda Hefling, were there also. No occupation was listed for Jessie.

By 1910, Jessie and Charles had been married for seven years and had been blessed with twin daughters and two sons. They were renting a home in Adams Twp, Delaware Co, Iowa. Charles was farming for someone else.

A 1918 WWI draft registration for Charles shows he was working as a foreman of a grain elevator for Douglas Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was 38 years old, stout build and medium height with blue eyes and light colored hair.

Tragedy stuck the family when the 1918 flu epidemic took Jessie just eleven days after giving birth to little Ethel.

By 1920, Charles had remarried (Edith) and the family was renting a home in the Summit Village of Lyons Twp, Cook Co., Illinois. Charles was a foreman in a starch factory. Do not believe Charles and Edith had any children.

Children of Jessie Osborn and Charles Leland Hewitt:

  1. Nida Isabelle Hewitt 
  2. Vida Annetta Hewitt 
  3. Charles Osborn Hewitt 
  4. Forrest Earl Hewitt 
  5. Richard Keith Hewitt 
  6. Ethel Jessie Hewitt 

                                                                                               page created August 2010
updated Jan 2011


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