William Gordon1

#19131, b. 25 February 1873, d. 19 November 1876
     William Gordon was born on 25 February 1873 in Lossiemouth, Drainie, Moray, Scotland.1 He was the son of William Gordon and Mary Wink.1,2 He died on 19 November 1876 in 22 South College Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, at age 3.2


  1. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.

Sarah A. Webb1

#19140, b. 23 September 1860, d. 17 September 1938
     Sarah A. Webb was born on 23 September 1860 in Mansfield, Piatt County, Illinois, USA.2 She married Joseph J. Runnels, son of George Runnels and Catharine Johnson, on 26 February 1880 in Piatt County, Illinois, USA.1 She died on 17 September 1938 in Merino, Logan County, Colorado, USA, at age 77.2,3 She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado, USA.3
     Sarah A. Runnells (wife, age 19) was enumerated in the census on 1 June 1880 in Blue Ridge, Piatt County, Illinois, USA, in the household of Joseph J. Runnells.4 Sarah Reynolds (wife, age 39) was enumerated in the census on 16 June 1900 in Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska, USA, in the household of Joseph Reynolds.5 Sarah A. Runnels (mother, age 49) was enumerated in the census on 16 April 1910 in Gosper County, Nebraska, USA, in the household of R. S. Runnels. She was a widow with 5 children (all living.)6 Sarah Runnels (mother, age 59) was enumerated in the census on 3 March 1920 in Merino Township, Logan County, Colorado, USA, in the household of Guy A. Runnels.7
     Sarah A. Runnels was enumerated in the census on 17 April 1930 in Alliance City, Box Butte County, Nebraska, USA, (aunt, age 69.)8
     Obituary: Mrs. Sarah Runnels, 77 years old, died at 2 o'clock this morning at her home in Merino, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Runnels was born at Mansfield, Ill., on September 23, 1860, and grew to womanhood there. She and Mr. Runnels werre married at Farmer City, Ill., in 1880. They resided at Farmer City until 1885, when they located at Juniata, Neb., where they lived for three years. They then filed on a homestead four and a half miles northwest of Sidney. In 1892, they moved to Sidney, and a few years later returned to the homestead. Mr. Runnels died on September 3, 1908. Mrs. Runnels moved to near Messex, Colo., in 1917 and remained there until 1933, when she located at Merino. Surviving Mrs. Runnels are three children, Rollie S. Runnels, Lexington, Neb., Guy A. Runnels and Mrs Pearl Ann Ewerson of Merino; 12 grandchildren; three nieces, Miss Laura A. Johnston and Miss Grace Johnston, Alliance, Neb., and Mrs. Lena Harmonsen, Billings, Mont; three nephews, Clarence A. Webb, George D. West, and Walter Webb, Prosser, Wash. One son, Roy C. Runnels, and one daughter, Mrs. George Claspel, are deceased. Funeral services will be held at the Church of God in Merino at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, and will be conducted by the pastor, Mrs. A. J. Lovestedt. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Whyman's Funeral Home.2

Children of Sarah A. Webb and Joseph J. Runnels


  1. Marriage Registration, Piatt County Clerk.
  2. Obituary (newspaper not known).
  3. City of Sterling Cemetery Division, Riverside Cemetery Records.
  4. 1880 US Census, Illinois.
  5. 1900 US Census, Nebraska.
  6. 1910 US Census, Nebraska.
  7. 1920 US Census, Colorado.
  8. 1930 US Census, Nebraska.
  9. FamilySearch, Nebraska Marriages 1855-1995.
  10. Birth Registration, Piatt County Clerk.
  11. Ancestry.com, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.