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They Went West


1850: Benjamin Gentry

Biography : Went to California to look for gold, but returned to Ray County.


1850: Joseph B. Hines, wife Jemima E. Hutchinson and two children: Mary I. Hines & John Hines

"..started to California in the height of the gold excitement of 1850. On their toilsome, tedious march across the plains, Mrs. Hines and both the children seized with that dread disease, cholera, and the husband and father, powerless to aid them, and almost franic with grief, watched them all die before him. Burying their remains, near Fort Laramie...." (Ray County History, 1881) Joseph B. Hines, biography


1853: Abraham Endsley McGee & his wife, Margaret Bellis

1864: William D. McGee

Abraham Endsley McGee to Oregon Territory 1853 and his wife Margaret Bellis

William D. McGee to Oregon in 1864

Information from Pat Kennedy

Those Who Died Traveling West

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