** Updated - Oct.
30, 2010 **
Photo was generously given to me by
Frank's grandson, Dennis Oneyear
Frank Levi was the first
child born to the Oneyear couple. He was born on Aug. 15, 1873
in Durango, IA. His occupation was farmer and later storekeeper.
He married Amie M. Sunderland on Apr. 16, 1895 in Sherrill, IA,
by Rev. J.W. Feller, Methodist Episcopal Minister. Amie was 23
and Frank, 22 years old on the day they married. They had 9
children. Frank spent 18 years operating the general store at
Five Points, IA. He died at his home, Aug. 25, 1942 at
Rickardsville, IA. His funeral was at Grace Methodist Church and
officiated by Rev. F. H. Schepple. Frank was buried at Asbury
Frank's draft card
states that he was born in Durango, IA. He was a self employed
farmer in Durango and married. His description is medium height,
stout with brown eyes and dark hair. This was Sept 12, 1918.
Frank is listed in the
1880 census as a white male at 7 years old. Birthplace is IA.
Frank is listed in the
1885 Millville, Clayton, IA census. He is a 12 year old male in
his father's household.
Frank is listed in the
Center Township of Dubuque Co, IA in 1900. He is head of
household, with wife Amy, and daughters Stella, Alma and Hilda.
He is a white male, married for 5 years. He states he was born
in 1872 and is 27 years old. He and his parents were all born in
IA and he is a farmer. He rents his farm.
A 1905 Census has Frank
listed in Dubuque, Dubuque, IA at 950 15th St. Listed with
him at this address is wife Amie, daughters, Stella, Alma,
Hilda, Violet and Mary and James Sunderland.
In the 1910 census,
Frank is living in Jefferson, Dubuque, IA. He is a 36 year old
white male married for 15 years. He and his parents are all born
in IA. He is employed as a general farmer. He rents a farm. In
this house the members consists of himself, wife Amy, daughters
Stella, Alma, Hilda, Viola, Fances, Hazel and brother Fred. this
census states that Amy was a mother of 9, but only 7 are living.
The 1915 census of
Jefferson, Dubuque, IA has Frank listed as a married white male
that can read and write. His township is Jefferson but his P.O.
address is Durango. He is a farmer and total earning for 1914
occupation is $500. Extent of education is listed
"Common" 6. Place of birth is IA and encumbrance of
farm or home is $14.00. Value of home is $3000. His church
affiliation is Methodist and parent's birthplace is IA.
In the 1920 census of
Jefferson Township of Dubuque Co., IA, Frank is listed head of
household, owns his home but it is mortgaged. He is a married
white male at the age of 46. The birth place of he and his
parents is IA. He can read and write English and is a
self-employed farmer. Living in this household, besides himself
is wife, (Listed as Emma M), daughters Violet R., Frances P.,
Hazel L., son Levi J., and daughter Ammie A. He seams to live
the next house over from his mother, Mary, according to Census
A Census collection for
Center, Dubuque, 1925 has Frank listed as head of household at
the age 51 and a white married male. He owns his farm free and
clear. It is worth $2,000 and taxes are $14. He attended school
and his highest reader completed is 6. He can read and write.
Listed in the home with him is wife, Amie, daughters Hazel and
Amie and son Levi.
The 1930 Census of
Center Township, Dubuque County, IA, states that Frank L Oneyear
is head of household and own his home. The family has a radio
set and lives on a farm. He is a white male that he was married
at the age of 21. He can read and write, he and both of his
parents were born in IA. He is a general merchandise merchant
and owns his business. He's worked full time for the last year
and he is not a veteran.
At this time, Frank's
household contains himself, wife, Mary M., son, Levi and
daughter, Amy E.
Frank and Amie's Children
1. Stella Myrtle Oneyear
Born Feb. 10, 1896 in Durango, IA and died June 23, 1971 in
Rickardsville, IA. Married George E. Backus on Feb. 17,
1931 in Rickardsville, IA.
5. Frances Pearl Oneyear
Born Oct. 20, 1905 in Dubuque, IA and died May 14, 1976 in
Clinton, IA. Married Frank Charles Crawford in 1946.
Had at least one child named Kay Frances.
2. Alma Mary Oneyear
Born July 10, 1897 in Durango, IA and died Feb. 15, 1978 in
Oelwein, IA. Married Elmer Roy Fettkether on Sep. 12, 1917
in Dubuque, IA. Had two boys named Cyril and Cecil.
6. Hazel Loretta Oneyear
Born Dec. 9, 1908 in Dubuque, IA and died Apr. 5, 1985 in
Dubuque, IA. Married Leo Anthony Schmitt Sep. 24, 1925 in
Durango, IA. Had at least 2 daughters.
3. Hilda M. Oneyear
Born May 30, 1899 in Rickardsville, IA and died Aug. 30, 1949
in Dubuque IA. Married Orrin E. Boyes Apr. 3, 1917 in
Dubuque, IA. Had six children, Homer Jerome, Orren Verne,
June Opal, Glenn Howard, Luella Faith and Gloria Mae.
7. Levi Jefferson Oneyear
Born Jan. 12, 1912 in Balltown, Dubuque County, IA and died
Feb. 3, 1990 in IA. Married Julitta Sigwarth Fe. 26, 1938
in Balltown, IA. Had two boys and three girls.
4. Violet Roselia Oneyear
Born in 1902 in Graf, IA and died 1957 in Dubuque, IA.
Married Emil Handel 1946 in Dubuque, IA. Had three
children, Irven, Wayne C. and Roger D.
8. Amy E. Oneyear
Born Dec. 16, 1915 in Durango, IA and died Jan. 22, 1981 in
Dubuque county, IA. Married Frank Kirchburg.
Frank Levi Family Photos
At the moment, I can't remember
who gave the headstone photo to me. It was probably Dennis,
again. He was my 'first' big help with the Oneyear family.
Information compiled by Tina
Oneyear from historical documents and help
of many close and distant family members, with whom this wouldn't of
been possible. Also, a great deal of help, came from Eileen
Switzer in IA. Thank you to all that helped.
This page was created by Swan By Grace
This site will be updated as more
information is collected.
Graphics are created by Tina Oneyear