SEPT. 5, 6&7, 1975
Eli and Nancy Scott Halsey were among many of the early settlers of
Waynesville, having farmed since 1838. They were the parents of 15
children, among them Ira Halsey. Ira married Ida Hayes and they also
farmed. They were the parents of Marion who married Martha Wikle.
They had one son Carl Bryan who was married to Anna Mae Ruble (now
deceased) and they resided near Waynesville. They were the parents of
eight childern; Joseph now deceased.
Carmen married Everett Mearida from Wapella. There are two children.
Sherlyn and Judy, who married Jerome (Diz) Finger. They still live in
Wapella and their children are married and have five children.
Carlyle Bryan was born July 9, 1922 and attended school here. He entered
service in 1942 and married Mabel Thompson June 4, 1944. Carlyle died
Sept. 16, 1974 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery. His wife lives in
Waynesville at their home place. The children are married and there are
now six grandchildren. Carlyle was a brick mason by trade.
Glenn married Wilma McRoberts from Atlanta and they had five children.
Sandra, Linda Kay, Michael, Ricky Jan and Karen. There are seven
grandchildren and Glenn is still in Atlanta.
Donald never married and died April 16, 1966. He was remembered by many
Mary Halsey married Ernest Charles Rich, better known as "Sonny" from
Waynesville. They had seven children: Danny married "Boo" Sampson and
is currently in the Navy in Virginia. They have three children. Mary
Etta married Jackie Huth and have two children. Brenda married Randy Baker,
who lives in rural Waynesville and has two children. David is still at home;
Duane is deceased. Susan married Paul Gordon from McLean and has three
Melva Halsey married Donald Neaville from Mt. Pulaski and resides there
with their two sons Chris Todd and Brian Dale.
Ira (Tommie) married Virginia Duvall Dec. 17, 1965 from Clinton. They
reside in Waynesville and have one son Brett Michael, at home. Virginia
is the Village Clerk of Waynesville. Tommie’s father makes his home with
this son, having moved from the farm in 1934.
Mr. Halsey had 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Two grandsons
are deceased. They are Gary Carlyle, son of Carlyle and Mabel Halsey and
Ernest Duane, son of Ernest and Mary Rich.