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Vernon E. Appleby

Mary Ellen Pritchard, Clara Elsie Pritchard, Minnie

1.  Husband: Vernon E. Appleby

Parents: Edwin R. & Allia (Higbie) Appleby

Born: 20 May 1861; Wisconsin 
Place: Wisconsin 
Died: 30 May 1927
Place: Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas
Buried: 1 Jun 1927

Place: Maple Grove Cemetery; 3-27-B
Occupation: Sash and Door Company
Cause of death: Nephritis  age 61
residence: 831 Spaulding; Wichita, KS

Marriage Date: 1881
Marriage Place: Lyon County, Kansas

First Spouse: Mary Ellen PRICHARD
Born: 12 Jun 1860
Place: Kansas
Died: 15 Apr 1900
Place: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
Burial Date: 16 Apr 1900
Burial Place: Maple Grove Cemetery, 2-27-B
Cause: Alb. pregnancy
Notes: age 39 yrs.

Children of Vernon E. and Mary Ellen Appleby:

1. Lance E. Appleby

Son of Vernon and Mary Ellen Appleby

Born:  1885;  Kansas


Buried:  Mt. Hope Cemetery: Lot: J-5-13

Place:  Greeley Twp., Sedgwick Co., Kansas


Spouse:  Bertha M.

Birth:  2 Feb 1888; Indiana

Died:  Jan 1968; Phoenix, Maricopa Co. Arizona

Buried:  Mt. Hope Cemetery:  Lot J-5-12

Place: Greeley Twp. Sedgwick Co. Kansas


2.  Ivan Appleby

Son of Vernon & Mary Ellen Appleby

Born: 1894; Houston, Texas

Died:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, age 47

Buried:  11 Dec  1941

Place:  Maple Grove Cemetery

Wichita, Kansas; Lot 1-99-ET

Cause: Hemiplegia Left

Obituary in Notes (below)

Married:  Beatrice H. McClung

Born: 1891

Place: Missouri

Died: 29 July 1976

Place:  Springfield, Greene Co. Missouri

Buried: 31 July 1976

Place:  Maple Grove Cemetery: Lot 2-99D ET

Children of Ivan and Beatrice Appleby:

Cleon and Leon Appleby

Cleon (Infant) was born in 1922 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas

Died 26 August 1922

( Sharing the same birth year, Cleon and Leon, probably twins)

Leon Vernon Appleby was born, 1922, Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas. 

His wife: Beryldine.  One son: Robert.


3. Vere Griffith "Curley" Appleby

Son of Vernon & Mary Ellen Appleby

Born: 2 April 1900; Kansas

Died: 11 Jan 1959; Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas

Buried: 14 Jan 1959; Maple Grove Cemetery; 3-30-B-83

Cause: Coronary Occlusion, age 58+years


Margaret Marie McCoy

Born: 1903: Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas

Died:  15 Dec 1972; Wichita, Sedgwick Co. KS, age 69 years.

Buried:  19 Dec 1972

Place:  Maple Grove Cemetery: 4-30-B-83

Cause:  Acute Coronary Insufficiency

Children of Vere Griffith and Margaret Marie Appleby:

Son:  Leslie Vere Appleby (called Vere)

Born: 1931 Wichita, Kansas



1.  Husband: Vernon E. (See above)

Son of Edwin R. & Allia (Higbie)

Married: 1876;Sedgwick Co., Kansas

Divorced by 1910; Kansas

2. Spouse:  Clara Elsie Pritchard

(Sister to Vernon's 1st wife, Mary Ellen)

Born: 1876; Kansas

Died: 6 Aug 1960

Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery; Lot 6-30B-148

Place:  Wichita, Kansas


Children of Vernon E. and Clara Elsie Pritchard:


1. Clarence Eudell Appleby,

Born 22 Aug 1904, Wichita, Kansas;

Died Oct 1966, Marietta, Georgia

Married: Laneta Robbins (born 2 Nov 1903, Linn Co. Kansas

Died: 5 Nov 1979; Marietta, Georgia

Buried:  Kennesaw Memorial Park; Marietta, Georgia

Occupation: Kennestone Hospital (retired 1973)

A son to Clarence Eudell and Laneta Appleby

Name: Vernon Appleby, born 14 Jan 1929 Wicita, Sedgwick, Kansas

2.  Glenn Paul Appleby

Born: 6 Feb 1907, Kansas

Died: 20 Feb 1907

Place:  Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas

Buried:  Maple Grove Cemetery, B-27-1


Vernon E. Appleby ((see above)

Son of Edwin & Allia (Higbie) Appleby

Married:  Minnie

Minnie is not buried in the Appleby section of

Maple Grove Cemetery.  She is possibly buried

beside a former husband.

No children


Research Notes:

For Vernon E. Appleby

(In 1870, Vernon (age 9) and his brother Grant, age 5),

were with their parents in Lyon County, Kansas.

1901 Marriage record in Lyon Co. for Vernon and Clara Elsie Pritchard, said to be sister of first wife. They had a son  named Clarence.  There was another boy named Glenn Paul, probably a son of Vernon and Clara, but no documentation, yet.  Time frame fits.  He died age 3 years of age.

1920 Census,  Wichita, Kansas.
Vernon living with new (3rd) wife, Minnie, and son, Vere, by 1st wife in Wichita at 862 Spaulding.  The mother of Vere having died in 1900 Property owned free of mortgage.   By 1920 and for whatever reason, the business was sold and all of the sons went their separate ways.   Occupation: President   Running Drill.

2nd wife, Clara Appleby , age 42, divorced and son, Clarence, age 15,  by her marriage to Vernon Appleby, living in Wichita at 1134 Waco Street.  Clara buried in area of Appleby family burials in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas.  Census gives birthplace for her parent's as Wales. 

According to his obituary, Vernon E. Appleby, between the years 1890-1899, moved from Wichita, Kansas to Galveston, Texas; Houston, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Kansas City, Kansas and back to Wichita, Kansas.  A descendent stated that Vernon was in Construction Contracting  and was the builder of many important buildings in these other areas.



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26 December 2005