Eliza Knifong of Sullivan County, Missouri
Seeking information regarding the death of Eliza (KNIFONG) KENLEY, wife of Hiram KENLEY, born 1852-53, in Missouri. She disappears from the census between 1880 and 1890, when Hiram appears with a new wife, Margaret, who turns out to have been a Mrs. Margaret A. TIPTON. Margaret had a daughter from her first marriage, and I believe Hiram and Margaret had a daughter together. Hiram and Eliza had five children. Liza appears in the census as 'Lisa' and on Hiram's death certificate his deceased wife is listed by their son John as 'Eliza Jane', while all other references to her I've found list her as 'Eliza A.', 'Eliza Ann' or 'Elizabeth'. I would like also to know what happened to Margaret, as she is not mentioned on Hiram's death
certificate. Hiram died October 10, 1920, in Sullivan County, Missouri.