The Book of Kimm
Mayme Kimm - first child of Justus
1.7.1 Mayme Kimm3 b 12 Apr 1868 Atkins Ia d l Jan 1925 Cedar Rapids Ia bur Mound Cem Watkins Ia m 22 Oct 1890 Marengo Ia John Burnard Boddicker (later Burdicker) b 22 Aug 1864 son of Heinrich (Henry) Boddicker and Theresa Dote d 21 Apr 1908
Children Boddicker b Norway Ia
188.8.131.52 Emma Theresa Boddicker4 b 11 Feb 1892
184.108.40.206 Earl John Boddicker4 b 30 Nov 1895
220.127.116.11 Edna Ruby Boddicker4 b 3 Nov 1900
18.104.22.168 Eldo Gus Boddicker4 b 27 Nov 1904
Mayme was a rural school teacher before she married. John was a farmer and also operated a threshing machine. From 1905 until John's death, they managed the hotel at Norway, Ia. John was killed in a train accident. Mayme and her children managed the hotel for a year after his death and then moved to Cedar Rapids in 1909.
22.214.171.124 Emma Theresa Burdicker4 b 11 Feb 1892 dau of Mayme Kimm3 and John Boddicker d 17 July 1976 Rockford Ill bur Mound Cem Watkins Ia m 27 Aug 1917 Chicago Ill Stuart Donald Coon b 11 June 1890 Toronto Can son of Stuart Coon Sr and Catherine Mae Donald d 6 May 1962
Emma and Stuart worked at the Isis Theater, Cedar Rapids, la until 1917. They were married that year in Chicago, Ill. on their way to Detroit, Mich. where they were musicians at the Madison Theater. Emma was a pianist and Stuart a violinist in an orchestra of about forty people. From 1935-64 they owned and operated the Coon Drug Store, Atkins, Iowa. Stuart Coon was a World War I veteran.
126.96.36.199 Earl John Burdicker4 b 30 Nov 1895 Norway Ia son of John Boddicker and Mayme Kimm3 m 16 Aug 1922 Detroit Mich m Ruth Catherine Nicholson b 11 Apr 1894 De Bois Pa dau of Samuel M Nicholson and Sarah Rea
Earl was a motion picture projectionist for 55 years in Detroit. He moved to Detroit in 1918.
188.8.131.52 Edna Ruby (Bun) Burdicker4 b 3 Nov 1900 Norway Ia dau of John Boddicker and Mayme Kimm3 m (1) 7 Sept 1919 Cedar Rapids Ia Arthur Milton Shores b 9 Sept 1897 Rockford Ill son of Milton Shores and Kathryn Gray d 4 Nov 1946 (2) 13 Nov 1948 Wendell Stone b 21 May 1903 Rockford Ill d 21 Oct 1966
184.108.40.206.1 LaVonne Mary Shores5 b 8 Feb 1922 Cedar Rapids Ia
Art was a purple heart veteran of World War I. He served overseas in the42nd Rainbow Div - 1916-1919
220.127.116.11.1 LaVonne Mary Shores5 b 8 Feb 1922 Cedar Rapids Ia m 22 Feb 1941 Rockford Ill Edward Samuel Benfield b 15 Aug 1920 son of Edward Benfield Sr and Catherine Schaeffer
Children Benfield b Rockford Ill
18.104.22.168.1.1 Joy Catherine Benfield6 b 4 June 1946
22.214.171.124.1.2 Edward Arthur Benfield6 b 22 June 1952
Edward was a platoon sergeant in World War II and fought at Iwo Jima, Bougainville and Guam.
126.96.36.199.1.1 Joy Catherine Benfield6 b 4 June 1946 Rockford Ill dau of Edward Samuel Benfield and LaVonne Mary Shores5 m 19 Mar 1966 Rockford Ill John Englin b 2 Sept 1945 Rockford Ill son of Louis Englin and Ann Titus
188.8.131.52.1.1.1 Hope Lynn Englin7 b 24 Jan 1972
184.108.40.206.1.1.2 Heather Joy Englin7 b 23 Oct 1977
220.127.116.11.1.2 Edward Arthur Benfield6 b 23 Apr 1952 Rockford Ill son of Edward Samuel Benfield and LaVonne Mary Shores3 m 30 Apr 1977 Chicago Ill Cathy Patricia Kearney b 17 Mar 1952 Chicago Ill dau of Thomas Kearney and Alyce Comstock
18.104.22.168 Eldo Gus Burdicker4 b 27 Nov 1904 Norway Ia son of John Boddicker and Mayme Kimm3 d 12 Mar 1982 Lexington Mich m 26 Dec 1930 Detroit Mich Flossie Marie Long b 27 Aug 1903 Alpena Mich dau of Charles Harmon Long and Bessie I Miller
Eldo was a motion picture projectionist for 44 years. He went to Detroit in 1929.
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