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Thayne and Alma Orpha (Felton) Kaysbier children adopted,in 1903 during divorce, why??? and to who???

When Thayne Oliver Kaysbier and his first wife Alma Orpha Felton Kaysbier were divorced they both agreed to have the two children (Thelma and Orrin, aged 3 and 4 yrs) adopted out. Per the divorce papers Alma left the home in 1900 and he filed for divorce in 1903. Per the 1900 Census Thelma was living in the home of my Great Grandparents Louis Caldwell and his wife Elizabetrh Norton Shull Caldwell. My Grandmother was 16 yrs at the time. I know the name Kaysbier has many different spelling even within the same family. Thayne spelled his name as Kaysbier and some people have told me his father Samuel spelled is name Kasebier so the spelling could be an issue as well. I am curious as to why they did this and who adopted the two children. Were they adopted together or to separate homes? There are so many questions and no way to answer a lot of them. am in hopes someone out there can answer some of these questions.

Lynn Colvin

looking for long family in PA and KS

I have been working on a GGGrandfather. What I know about him is: His name was George P. Long and he was born 21 Sept 1829 in Mufflinburg, Union Co., PA. he was of French decent. He lived in this area of Union Co., Snyder Co.. He married Susannah Boyer in 1853. and they had the following children:

1. Mary Emma Long b> 13 Nov 1856 in Selinsgrove, Snyder Co., PA D> 16 Aug 1923 in Santa Barbara, CA she was married to Charles Washburn and they had the following children:
Harry M. Washburn 1875-
Harry O. Washburn 1876-
Eliza Washburn 1883
Hugh Washburn 1885
Albert Washburn 1904-1958
2. Matilda Catherine Long (my GGrandmother) b> 3 May 1859 Selingsgrove, PA d> 18 Jul 1927 Taft, CA she married William Porter Colvin and they had the following children:
Harry William Colvin 1884-1966
Edward L. Colvin 1886-1927
Arthur LaClair Colvin 1888-1969
George Colvin 1890-1898
Carrie Evalina Colvin 1893-1978
3. Jennie Irene Long b> 9 Nov 1860 Selinsgrove, PA d> 30 Nov 1944 Los Angeles, CA. she was married to H. Harry Doyle and they had the following children:
Myrtle L. Doyle 1880-
Robert M. Doyle 1881-
Jennie A. Doyle 1888-
Marquerite P. Doyle 1890-
Susie O. Doyle 1894-
Hughetta L. Doyle 1896-
4. Edwin McClellan Long b> 23 Apr 1862 Selinsgrove, PA d> 16 Apr 1936 Greensburg, KS he was married to Myra E. Hoag they had the following children:
Ralph Long
Elmer Long
5. Carrie Louise Long b> 9 Dec 1868 Elkhart, IN d> 4 Mar 1946 Larned, KS she married Frank W. Johnson and had the following children:
Norris J. Johnson 1886-
Guy Johnson 1887-
Nellie Johnson 1892-
Wayne Johnson 1894-
Anna Johnson 1895-
Lulu V. Johnson 1895-
Mary Johnson 1897-
Beatrice Johnson 1899-
James R. Johnson 1901-
Russell Johnson 1901-
Jennie A. Johnson 1905-
Louise L. Johnson 1907-
6. Eva Chloe Long b> 1 Jan 1871 Elkhart, IN she married Clinton M. Doyle and had the following child:
S. Marie Dunn 1894-
7. Nellie Elizbeth Long b> 25 Aug 1876 Larned, KS d> 31 May 1886 Larned, KS Died at age 10 Yrs; Buried in Larned Cemetery

George was in the Union Army during the Civil War 1862-1865

I know nothing about his life before he married Susannah Boyer except what is here and rumors. the rumors are that he was apprenticed to someone to learn the Tanner trade. And his father was suppose to have died in 1842 and his stepmother petitioned the orphan's court to set up guardians for the 2 or 3 children that were under the age of 14 yrs. I have been trying to piece together his life between 1829 and 1853. and 1865 - 1902 when he died.