"Jamie Gravelle" <j_gravelle@msn.com>

Hi, everyone.  I'm just getting into the SELLERS line of my family, but I
can provide additional information on the SELLERS.  A cousin that I just
discovered provided the connection to Davis SELLERS as the father of Frances

My family line is as follows:
        Frances M SELLERS, born in Illinois, b-1854, d-21 Jun 1935
        -m- (on 1 Oct 1873, in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA)
        Burnum Lafayette SIMPSON, born in Illinois, b-1852, d-19 Sep 1931

        had a child:
                Sylvia Etta SIMPSON, born in Marshalltown, IA, b-15 Apr
1875, d-2 Feb 1954
                -m- (on 27 June 1907, in Santa Cruz, CA)
                Ralph W KIMMELL (KIMMEL), born in OH, b-1872, d-16 Jul 1935

                Sylvia and Ralph had first child:
                        Alma Mae KIMMELL, born in CA, b-15 Sept 1908, d-Apr
                        -m- (on 15 Sept 1931, in CA)
                        Antonio Joaquin PINQUE (PENQUE), born in Merced Co,
CA, b-15 Sep 1904,
d-July 1976

                        Alma & Tony had first child:
                                Ralph PINQUE (still living)
                                Rownelia PAYNE

                                Ralph and Rownelia had 3 children:
                                        Laree PINQUE
                                        Audre PINQUE (has two children)
                                        Blair PINQUE

                        Alma & Tony had second child:
                                Hazel PINQUE (still living)
                                James LARSEN

                                Hazel & Jim had two children, first:
                                        Jamie LARSEN **me
                                        Thomas JOHNSON

                                        Jamie & Tom had two children:
                                                Joshua JOHNSON
                                                Lucas JOHNSON

                                Hazel & Jim's second child:
                                        Lawrence LARSEN
                                        Denise DeWITT

                Sylvia & Ralph had second child:
                        Burnum William KIMMELL, born in CA, b-2 Jan 1912,
d-Apr 1948
                        Dorothy BANKER
                        Burnum and Dorothy had no children

In addition, I have the following information, including several clippings
and info on Frances' headstone...

Newspaper clipping [from Fresno BEE -- ?] in "The Marriage Vow" memory book.
Text as follows:

        "At high noon Tuesday Ralph W. KIMMEL and Miss Sylvia E. SIMPSON
married at the home of the bride's parents one-half mile east of Santa Cruz.
Mr. KIMMEL is a railroad employee at Mojave and the bride is a resident at
Santa Cruz.
        "The ceremony was performed by Rev. DeJARNETTE, pastor of the
Church.  Only a few friends and the parents of the bride were present.  The
bridegroom and bride are well and favorably known at Mojave, where both have
resided for some time, and their many friends will wish them much joy and a
long life.
        "After the ceremony all were ushered into the dining-room, where a
bountiful spread of good things was waiting.
        "Mr. and Mrs. KIMMEL will spend their oneymoon in Santa Cruz and Los
Angeles and then return to Mojave."
hard copy on file.  --JG

Obituaries [from Fresno BEE -- ?] found in "The Marriage Vow" memory book.
Newspapers not identified.

1 --    "Mrs. Frances SIMPSON Summoned By Death
        "Mrs. Frances M. SIMPSON, 81, who had lived in and near Fresno forty
died last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia KIMMEL, at 3739 Lewis
Avenue.  Mrs. SIMPSON was the widow of B. L. SIMPSON, retired rancher, who
died in 1931.
        "She leaves three brothers, William H. SELLERS of Lancaster, Lloyd
of Wheeler Ridge and Luther SELLERS of Boyero Colorado, and two sisters,
Mrs. Malinda HAUSER of Newhall and Mrs. Flora HYMAN of Beloit, Kansas.
        "Mrs. SIMPSON came here in 1895 from Illinois where she was born.
services will be conducted at 10 A. M. at the Mission Chapel."

2 --    "The Mission Chapel
        "SIMPSON -- In Fresno, June 18, 1935, Francis M SIMPSON, beloved
mother of
Mrs. Sylvia KIMMELL of Fresno; sister of Malinda HAUSER of Newhall, Flora
HYMAN of Beloit, Kan, William A. SELLERS of Lancaster, Loyd SELLERS of
Wheeler Ridge and Luther SELLERS of Boyero, Colo; a native of Illinois, aged
81 years.  Funeral services will beheld at the Mission Chapel, Broadway at
Belmont, Friday morning, June 21, 1935, at 10 o'clock.  Friends are invited
to attend.  Interment in I. O. O. F. Cemetery."
Buried in Oddfellows section of cemetery with her husband.  Inscription
reads as follows:
        FRANCIS <sic> M
        1854 - 1935

I hope this is helpful to those filling out the SELLERS line.  I would
appreciate any information that you could help fill in for me, as well.

Thank you.


            "Hauser, Rolland" <RHAUSER@csuchico.edu>
Jamie:  Hello, cousin!

How terrific to hear from you.  Yes, indeed, it does appear that we are
related.  I have in my extensive Sellers family file a Frances M. Sellers
(b. 1 April 1855, d. After 1951) who is the oldest daughter of Davis John
Sellers and who married "Unknown Simpson."  Most of the information I have
on the descendants of Davis Sellers was given to me by a good friend and
fellow Sellers cousin, Mervin Gene "Ol' Gene" McMillan, who formerly lived
outside Grant's Pass, Oregon, but is now traveling the country in his RV.

I will print out some information I have and mail it to you, if you are
willing to share your U. S. Post Office address.

I am teaching meteorology and physical science this fall semester at
California State University, Chico, where after a 33-year career of college
science teaching I am a participant in their early retirement program.
(That's how I have enough time to engage in the wonderful pastime --
obsession? -- of genealogy.)

How wonderful to hear from you.  You have made my day!

Hope to hear from you again soon.

Cheers.  Rollie Hauser

Rolland K. Hauser
1075 Tracy Lane
Chico, California 95926-1446
voice:  (530) 891-4033
e-mail:  rhauser@csuchico.edu