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Lela Alta PELTON

Female 1897 - 1984  (86 years)


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  • Name Lela Alta PELTON 
    Born 22 Mar 1897  New Bedford, Bureau, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 9211 
    _UID 04A5204D977448ACB4775AB12C54ACA31A99 
    Buried Jan 1984  Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Jan 1984  Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9207  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Charles Fremont PELTON,   b. 6 Mar 1857, New Bedford, Bureau, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1940, Dixon, Lee, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Nancy Elnora JACOBS,   b. 26 Sep 1869, Chatfield, Filmore, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1941, Dixon, Lee, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1883 
    • Reference Number:91217
    Family ID F2714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Russell John HOYLE,   b. 30 Oct 1895, Eldena, Lee, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1979, Carmichael, Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1917  Dixon, Lee, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:122404
    Children 
     1. Rev. Darrell Densimore HOYLE
     2. Russell John Jr. HOYLE,   b. 19 May 1918, Dixon, Lee, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1986, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F3602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1897 - New Bedford, Bureau, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Apr 1917 - Dixon, Lee, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1984 - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1984 - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      Lela was a beautiful, dark-eyed lady who kept her looks and used her love ly hands as a Montgomery Ward lingerie clerk,. Her family moved to Dix on , IL in 1912. Here Lela was courted for five years by Russell J. Hoyl e. They were married April 7, 1917. Russell Jr. was born May 19, 1918 wh ile his father was being prepared for shipment overseas to France with t he American Expeditionary Forces. Being left with a young baby while h er husband served his country overseas was difficult. But Lela face it wi th courage, and with the gracious assistance of her mother and father, w ho lived across the street. Upon Russell Sr.'s return the family mov ed to Mount Pleasant, MI to try their hand at farming. The winters were s evere and crops uncooperative. It was not altogether a successful enterpr ise. So, before the birth of her second son, Darrell, they moved ba ck to Dixon. Darrell Densimore was born Jan 7, 1923. When Darrell got a s evere case of Scarlet Fever at the age of six months Lela nursed him ba ck to health with much prayer, patience and fortitude. Lela dedicated her self to the raising of these two sons and sacrificed personal preferenc es so that the boys would have the opportunity for a quality educatio n. An oft recalled picture in the mind in those early years is the fami ly on the couch listening to mother read the latest Scattergood Baines sto ry from the American Magazine. Although she only had completed the eigh th grade and later a business course she was determined that her boys wou ld go on to school. It is suspected that the move to CA in 1933 was motiv ated by the opportunity for education even for poof folks. Early yea rs in CA were, lean, but this mother knew how to get much out of very litt le. She assisted her husband in gleaning the lima bean fields in Venic e, CA and cooked lima beans in many different varieties. In 1935 the Hoy le family moved to Pasadena, CA rented a house for $18 per month and settl ed in for three years while her older son attended Pasadena City Colleg e. It was time for another move, This time to Oakland in 1938. Here it w as that Darrell shopped for his mother. She sent him to the store with tw enty-five cents to buy some hamburger and he was to bring back the chang e. He returned with five pounds at the cost of five cents per pound. H is mother cooked the meat, put it in jars and pored grease over the to p. After hamburger for the evening meal had been enjoyed she sealed it f or future meals, since the family had no freezer. In this city Darrell a ttended Technical and Fremont High School and Russell Jr. was graduated fr om the University of California Berkeley. Meanwhile, Russell Sr. went to w ork for the Alameda Naval Air Station where he worked for many year s. He retired at age 71. He and Lela came to Sacramento area to do the t hings retirees are supposed to do. When Darrell was in college and seminar y, the folks sent money intermittently to assist him. The last few yea rs have been somewhat difficult with various illnesses and diseases, but t he Lord if faithful, and her last days seem to have a calm that had not be en too characteristic of her before.