Rose Margaret Elizabeth Engle (Olonzo3, Margaret2, John1) sends the following sketch of her life: I was born in Scipio, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 1, 1853. My mother died November 15, the same year. I was named Margaret Elizabeth after my mother and was called Margaret Elizabeth by my mother's relatives. When I was a baby living in my grandmother Engle's family my cousin, Charles Enos, met a young lady named Rose Kilbourn. He began to call me Rose and I have always been known by that name among my father's relatives.
Grandmother Engle took me after my mother died. When I was nine months old my father married again. I have a faint recollection of living for a time with my father and stepmother on the farm in Michigan and also of being with my father in Mattoon, Ill., where my father kept the Mattoon Hotel. When my father went from Royalton to California I was sent to my uncle, Peter Williamson, in Jonesville, Mich. Not long after Uncle Peter's wife died and I returned to Grandmother Engle's in Royalton. I lived with her until her farm was sold in 1867. I then went to live with my Aunt Adeline Lawrence in Berea. In June, 1872, I came to my father in Igo, Cal. I was married to William Greenville Maupin at Igo, Cal., November 7, 1875. My husband was born in Davis County, Missouri, March 23, 1842. When he was ten years old his mother and family came by the "overland route" to California. My husband died at St. Helena, Cal., February 19, 1886. My youngest son, Willie, was kicked by a horse and killed March 29, 1889.
On November 6, 1891, I moved with my three boys to Crockett, Cal., where we built us a home. My oldest son was 14 years old the day we moved there. For several years he was my right-hand man, always reliable and ready and willing to help me. The boys worked in the warehouse of the California and Hawaii Sugar Refining Co. At length came the great strike, Eppinger failed, the sugar refinery was sold to the sugar trust and my boys had to seek employment elsewhere. I am blest in having three sons whose first thought is for their mother. They have always been kind and true. For a few years after my husband's death I found employment as a nurse and my boys kept the house.
I am a member of the Congregational Church at Benicia, my present home, and have been clerk of the church for several years. I am a member of the organization known as Women of Woodcraft and have held positions of trust and responsibility in the order. I also belong to the Lady Maccabees and have held office in that order.
George Greenville, b. Nov. 7, 1877.
Marion Frances, b. Aug. 27, 1879.
Chester, b. Oct. 21, 1882.
William Engle, b. Jan. 27, 1886, d. Mar. 29, 1889.
George G. Maupin (Rose Margaret4, Olonzo3, Margaret2, John1) was born at Jacinto, Glenn County, Cal., November 7, 1877. He attended school in different places where his mother's family resided until he was 15 years old. He then secured employment in the Eppinger warehouse and in the machine shops of the California and Hawaii Sugar Refining Co., and remained in their employ until the great strike which resulted in the closing of the Eppinger warehouse and the selling of the refinery to the Sugar Trust.
In 1898 he went to San Francisco and secured employment as a carpenter. He still resides in San Francisco.
Marion Frances (Rose Margaret4, Olonzo3, Margaret2, John1) was born in Willows, Glenn County, Cal., August 27, 1879. He attended school in Crockett, but when still only a boy he had to leave school to assist in providing a home for the family. He was in the employ of the California and Hawaii Sugar Refining Co. for a few years. He found employment with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. in 1903 and is now a conductor on that road. He was married September 25, 1911 to Miss Mabel Ebert, who was born August 7, 1890, in Benicia, Cal. Their home is now in Benecia, Solane County, Cal.
Chester Maupin (Rose Margaret4, Olonzo3, Margaret2, John1) was born at Lodi, Napa County, Cal., October 21, 1882. He passed through the grammar grades in the schools of Crockett and then found employment as a clerk in a store. In 1906 he entered the service of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. and is steadily working his way upward in the railway service. His home is in San Francisco.