Amelia Challiss1

F, #234, b. 28 February 1869, d. 21 October 1937
Father*William Lawrence Challiss2,1,3 b. 27 November 1826, d. 23 April 1909
Mother*Mary Ann Harres2,1,3 b. 29 May 1830, d. 30 April 1909
RelationshipsGreat-grandaunt of Richard Tonsing
1st cousin 1 time removed of Amelia Mary Earhart
19th great-granddaughter of Edward I Plantagenet
ChartsKing Edward I Plantagenet Descendants
Birth*28 February 1869 Amelia Challiss was born on 28 February 1869 at Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.4,5,6,7 
 She was the daughter of William Lawrence Challiss and Mary Ann Harres.2,1,3 
Marriage*6 July 1896 Amelia Challiss married Benjamin Markus Dekker, son of Nicholas Dekker and Marie Markus, at First Baptist Church on 6 July 1896 at Ninth St and Kansas Ave, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.8,2,9 
Divorce*between 1 January 1920 and 1 April 1930 Amelia Challiss and Benjamin Markus Dekker were divorced between 1 January 1920 and 1 April 1930.10 
Death*21 October 1937 Amelia Challiss died from Chronic arterial sclerotic myocarditis with other contributory causes of importance terminal bronchial pneumonia at University Hospital, Univ Park on 21 October 1937 at Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA, at age 68 years, 7 months and 23 days.11,12,7 
Cremation*23 October 1937 Amelia Challiss was cremated at Pacific Crest Cemetery on 23 October 1937 at 2701 182nd Street, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA.7 
Name-Variation  Amelia Challiss was also known as Millie.13,14 
Name-Variation  Amelia Challiss was also known as Mill.15 
(Witness) Misc13 January 1885 Amelia Challiss was a witness to attended the inauguration of Governor John A. Martin with John Alexander Martin on 13 January 1885 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA.16 
(Witness) Marriage4 February 1889 Amelia Challiss attended the marriage of Harry G Faust and Daisy Challiss on 4 February 1889 at 203 North Terrace (was N. 1st), Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.17,13,11 
Religion*15 September 1889 Amelia Challiss was Baptist Young People's Union attended the First Baptist Church on 15 September 1889 at Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.18 
(Witness) Marriage17 June 1891 Amelia Challiss attended the marriage of Charles Bunberry Bennett and Dora Challiss on 17 June 1891 at Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.19,20,21 
(Witness) Marriage1 October 1891 Amelia Challiss attended the marriage of Edward J Dekker and Blanche Challiss on 1 October 1891 at Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.22,20,23 
Number of children*1 June 1900 Amelia Challiss and Benjamin Markus Dekker had zero children.24,6 
(Witness) Death23 April 1909 Amelia Challiss was present at the death of William Lawrence Challiss on 23 April 1909 at 707 Lincoln Ave, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA; senile debility.25,26,27 
(Witness) Death30 April 1909 Amelia Challiss was present at the death of Mary Ann Harres on 30 April 1909 at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA; senile exhaustion.26,28,29 
Illness*20 March 1926 Amelia Challiss and Blanche Challiss were ill with seriously injured in auto collision with Pacific Electric train on 20 March 1926 at Muscat crossing on Foothill Blvd, Fontana, San Bernardino County, California, USA.30,31 
Illness*from 1927 to 21 October 1937 Amelia Challiss was ill from 1927 to 21 October 1937.12 

Timeline

DateEventPrincipal
28 February 1869BirthAmelia Challiss4,5,6,7
Amelia Challiss2,1,3
4 February 1889MarriageHarry G Faust17,13,11
17 June 1891MarriageCharles Bunberry Bennett19,20,21
1 October 1891MarriageEdward J Dekker22,20,23
6 July 1896MarriageAmelia Challiss8,2,9
23 April 1909DeathWilliam Lawrence Challiss25,26,27
30 April 1909DeathMary Ann Harres26,28,29
between 1 January 1920 and 1 April 1930DivorceAmelia Challiss10
21 October 1937DeathAmelia Challiss11,12,7
23 October 1937CremationAmelia Challiss7

Census and Residence

Year & PlaceLabel & RoleHead of Household
1870, 2nd Ward, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USACensus, WitnessWilliam Lawrence Challiss5
1880, 203 North Terrace (was N. 1st), Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USACensus, WitnessWilliam Lawrence Challiss4
1881-1888, cabin summer home, Woodlawn, Nemaha County, Kansas, USAResidence, ResidentWilliam Lawrence Challiss32,33
1895, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USACensus, WitnessWilliam Lawrence Challiss34
1896, 5957 Maple Ave, Saint Louis, Saint Louis Independent City, Missouri, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss2
1897, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss8,11,35
1900, 58 W. Railroad St, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan, USACensus, WitnessCharles Bunberry Bennett6
1904, 10 South Locust St, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss36,37
1909, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss24
1920, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss38
1920, 1756 West 51st Place, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USACensus, SpouseBenjamin Markus Dekker39
1926, 827 Genesee St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss40
1929, California, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss41
1930, 401 South Olive St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USACensus, PrincipalAmelia Challiss
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss42
1937, 10548 Regent St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USAResidence, ResidentAmelia Challiss12,7
Last Edited25 July 2011

Citations

  1. [S68] Mary Ann Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas (n.p: privately printed, 1897), A circular letter from each child to their mother; Richard Tonsing, 2421 Rogue River Dr, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA.
  2. [S199] Ruth Tonsing, "Challiss Martin Memory Book," collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, Atchison, Kansas, http://www.scribd.com/doc/11551752/…, held by Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA, 39.056097, -95.775346, oversize B C352, 59, Challiss-Dekker wedding announcement, 6 July 1896.
  3. [S186] Mary A. Challiss and her children, Woodlawn (privately printed, 1904); Richard Tonsing, 2421 Rogue River Dr, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA.
  4. [S46] 1880 U.S. Census (Population Schedule), Atchison County, Kansas, ED 2 p. 8, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, USA, micropublication T-9 roll 372.
  5. [S115] 1870 U.S. Census (Population Schedule), Atchison County, Kansas, 199, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, USA, micropublication M-593 roll 428.
  6. [S137] 1900 U.S. Census (Population Schedule), Lenawee County, Michigan, ED 36 p. 19A, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, USA, micropublication T-623 roll 725.
  7. [S787] Death Certificate for Amelia Challiss Dekker, 23 October 1937, 37-065551, California Department of Health Services, PO Box 730241, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA.
  8. [S68] Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas, Amelia Challiss Dekker letter.
  9. [S186] Challiss and her children, Woodlawn, 151.
  10. [S761] 1930 U.S. Census (Population Schedule), Los Angeles County, California, Frederick Herbst household, ED 411, p. 4a, dwelling 1, family 1, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, USA, micropublication T-626 roll 148.
  11. [S958] Ruth Martin Tonsing, "Ruth Photo Album," 1967, held by Richard Tonsing, 2421 Rogue River Dr, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA. This is a color photocopy of two original albums once in possession of Ruth's son, Paul Tonsing. Each photo has a typed caption with the date, location, and people listed. The order suggests that Ruth pasted the photos and typed the captions shortly after the photo was taken or sent to her.
  12. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 60, unidentified Los Angeles? newspaper, 21 October 1937 and 22 October 1937.
  13. [S68] Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas, Daisy Challiss Faust letter April 27, 1897.
  14. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 59, unidentified Atchison? newspaper.
  15. [S68] Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas, Maria C. Donald letter May 22, 1897.
  16. [S512] "1920 to June 4, 1935," Ruth Martin Tonsing and relatives, newspaper clippings, held by Richard Tonsing, 2421 Rogue River Dr, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA, 161, Thursday, January 21, 1932.
  17. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 53, unidentified Atchison? newspaper, 4 February 1889, "The Faust-Challiss Wedding.'
  18. [S184] Mrs. W. L Challiss, Story of the First Baptist Church of Atchison, Kansas (Atchison, Kansas: The Home Printing Company, 1898), 110; Richard Tonsing, 2421 Rogue River Dr, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA.
  19. [S68] Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas, Dora Challiss Bennett letter April 29, 1897.
  20. [S186] Challiss and her children, Woodlawn, 150.
  21. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 48, Bennett-Challiss wedding announcement, 17 June 1891; Atchison? The Patriot newspaper, no date, "The Bennett-Challiss Wedding"; unidentified Atchison? newspaper, no date, "Wedding Bells -- Marriage of Charles B. Bennett and Miss Dora Challiss."
  22. [S68] Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas, Blanche Challiss letter May 12, 1897.
  23. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 46, Atchison Champion, no date, "Challiss-Dekker -- A Quiet, But Very Pleasant Wedding in Atchison Yesterday."
  24. [S4] Ruth Martin, Family Tree: Challiss, Harres, Martin, Tonsing, Otis (Fort Worth, Texas: Printing Center of Texas, 1979), 18; Sutro Library, California State Library System, 480 Winston Dr, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA, http://www.scribd.com/doc/27237776/4-Family-Tree
  25. [S68] Challiss and her children, From Maine to Texas, Mary A. Challiss letter.
  26. [S185] Tombstone, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon Cemetery, 6920 Rawlins Rd, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA, 39.540000,95.142778; Richard Tonsing, William L. & Mary A. Challiss tombstone, read by Richard Tonsing, 24 July 1997.
  27. [S471] Death Certificate for William Lawrence Challiss, 1909, 20701, Ohio Historical Society, Research Services Department, 1982 Velma Ave, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA.
  28. [S472] Death Certificate for Mary A Challiss, 1909, 20648, Ohio Historical Society, Research Services Department, 1982 Velma Ave, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA.
  29. [S1596] "Find A Grave," [Internet], PO Box 522107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-2107, http://www.findagrave.com, held by Find A Grave, PO Box 522107, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA, Memorial# 54352151.
  30. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 88, unidentified Los Angeles? newspaper, 23 March 1926, "Couple Dead, Two Women Hurt in Crash--P. E. Train Smashes Crowded Auto on Foothill Blvd. West of Fontana. All Angelenoes--W. H. Park, Wife Killed--Mrs. Amelia Decker, 66, and Mrs. Blanche Decker, 62 at Hospital, Seriously Injured."
  31. [S512] Ruth Martin Tonsing and relatives, newspaper clippings, 68, Los Angeles, California, March 20, 1926.
  32. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 89, unidentified Woodlawn? newspaper, "Saw Woodlawn Rise--James M. Challiss Re-visits Old Home and Talks of Town in His Boyhood Days."
  33. [S958] Tonsing, 1967, 1882 ca Woodlawn cabin.png.
  34. [S2004] Ancestry.com, "Kansas State Census Collection, 1895," [database online], 2009, Provo, Utah, http://www.Ancestry.com, held by Ancestry.Com, MyFamily.com, Inc., 575 Howard St, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA. Original data: 1895 Kansas State Census. Microfilm reels K-1 – K-169. Kansas State Historical Society, W L Challiss household, Atchison, Shannon, p. 153, dwelling 208, family 3.
  35. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967,.
  36. [S186] Challiss and her children, Woodlawn, 51.
  37. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 4.
  38. [S512] Ruth Martin Tonsing and relatives, newspaper clippings, 5, Monday, July 19, 1920.
  39. [S762] 1920 U.S. Census (Population Schedule), Los Angeles County, California, Benjiman M Dekker household, ED 369, p. 10a, dwelling 217, family 229, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, USA, micropublication T-625 roll 113.
  40. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 88, unidentified Los Angeles? newspaper, 20 March 1926, "Couple Dead, Two Women Hurt in Crash--P. E. Train Smashes Crowded Auto on Foothill Blvd. West of Fontana. All Angelenoes--W. H. Park, Wife Killed--Mrs. Amelia Decker, 66, and Mrs. Blanche Decker, 62 at Hospital, Seriously Injured."
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  42. [S199] Tonsing, collection of newspaper clippings, before 1967, 83, unidentified Los Angeles? newspaper, "Rag-Rug Masterpiece."