ACKROYD: (1852 - 1915)
Ackroyd was one or two years old when her mother died at Hennepin, Putman
County, Illinois. She went to
live with a Mrs.Celista Matthews, nearby.
Mrs. Matthews got a divorce from her husband
soon after, and married a man named Andrew Cawles. After
this, they moved to Normal on the Illinois Central Railroad, near the
center of the state of Illinois. Caroline
was sent to school until she
was sixteen years old, when Mrs. Cawles died. Mr.
Cawles broke up housekeeping, and Caroline went to live with a lady in the
vicinity to learn housekeeping. She
remained there sometime, and getting a chance to go to Missouri with the
family of a man named Dwight Thomas who was moving there with teams. She decided. to take advantage of it, and accordingly went to Missouri to join Walter.
This was in the autumn of 1869.
next spring she went to live
a Methodist preacher named Amack. After
staying there over a year, she went track to Illinois. She came back to
Putman County Missouri, where her brother Walter lived, and after staying
a short time, went again to Illinois where she married George T. Newburn
on the 5th day of December 1873. After
this, they moved to Nebraska. Their
P.O. address in 1878 was Wyoming, P.0. Otoe County, Nebraska.
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