William Lee Bartlett

William Lee Bartlett b c1852 Ind and his wife Ida born c1862 Ohio are found in the 1920 census of Flagler County on page 13 with a grandson and a granddaughter living with them. With his occupation given as "County Judge."

They came to Florida about 1913, from Ambia, Ind where he had been the postmaster. They located east of Bunnell on the road to the ocean where he had purchased a tract of land, built a house, and had the usual garden and animals.

When Flagler County was created he was appointed by Gov Sidney Johnston Catts the first County Judge, which office he held until 1928. Their daughter Lola Herr and small son, Orin Kermit, came to Flagler County in 1922 to visit and care for her Mother during an illness and never returned to La. Mr and Mrs Bartlett were the parents of three children;

1. A daughter who married (FNO) Donaldson. Issue;

(1) Delbert Charles Donaldson, born 16 Jan 1906, IL, died 04 Dec 1965, Long Beach, Los Angeles CO, CA. Living with grandparents in 1920. He married Nelda. Issue;

A. Robert Donaldson

Her 2nd m was to (FNO) Hawthorne

(2) Pearl Hawthorne, born 01 Jan 1915, IN. Living with grandparents in 1920.

2. Ralph D Bartlett, born Jun 1877, IN, married Eunice Pearl (LNU), born May 1876, IN. Issue;

(1) Pearl Bartlett, married Charles Daniels, was living in Leesburg, Lake CO, FL in Feb 1941

(2) June A Bartlett, born about 1912, IL

3. Lola Bartlett, born 06 May 1881, OH died 06 July 1949, Lake City, Columbia CO, FL, married (FNU) Ebling. After moving to Flagler County she worked for Mr Robinson in his shoe repair shop and general store and bought the store from him when he was planning to close the business. She managed the store until a few months before her death. Issue by her 1st m;

(1) Orval Warren Ebling, born 21 Dec 1901, IL, died 19 Nov 1972, Alachua CO, FL married 1928 in Brevard CO, FL, Juanita Benham, born 10 Dec 1910, died 23 Mar 1970. He worked for Bunnell Light and Ice plant with J. R. Johnson. They made the first ice for the plant. Later worked for FPL Company in Titusville then Lake City where he was superintendent of the plant at time of his retirement. Issue:

A. Warren Ebling.

B. Walter Ebling.

Lola Bartlett Ebling married about 1907, Charles S Herr born about 1859 IA. Div. Issue:

(2) Wilbur Dale Herr born 20 Sep 1907, Il, died 19 Jan 1994, Portland, Washington CO, OR, married 12 May 1930, Brooklyn, NY, Barbara Logie, dau of Gordon W Logie and Jeanne (LNU), born about 1914, MA

He joined the US Navy at the age of 17. Chief W.D. Herr, U S Navy served in the Pacific in W W II, including Diver in Tokyo Bay "taking up" Jap Midget Suicide Subs. In Jan 1936 he was living in San Diego, CA where he had just completed deep sea divers school. His regular profession was that of being a ship fitter

Wilbur Dale Herr married 2nd Ella Katherine Rasmussin, born 12 Sep1915, died 23 Jan 1996, Portland, Washington CO, OR. Both buried Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Washington CO, OR. Issue;

A. James Herr

B. William Herr

C. Michael Herr

D. Susan Herr

(3) Orin Kermit (O.K.) Herr b 17 Oct 1918 Gaouzales, La., married 1941, Seminole CO, FL Effie Louise Hays, dau of Andrew Jackson Hays and Maggie Mulford, born 09 Dec 1922, died 03 Mar 2007, Florida Hospital, Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler CO, FL. Divorced, 1946. Issue;

A. Bonnie Ruth Herr, born 15 Nov 1941, married 29 Oct 1957, Vero Beach, Indian River CO, FL,married Cecil F Hazelief. Issue:

a. Brenda L Hazelief born 30 May 1959, died 18 Feb 2003, married 13 Jun 1975, First Baptist Church, Bunnell, Flagler CO, FL, Julian H Durrance, son of Carl Hiram Durrance and Audrey Jeanette Albritton. Issue;

(aa) Jessica Ann Durrance born 16 Aug 1977, Flagler Hospital, St Augustine, St Johns CO, FL

Brenda Hazelief Durrance married Jim Miller. Brenda Miller is buried in Espanola, Cemetery, Espanola, Flagler CO, FL

Bonnie Herr Hazelief married 2nd, William Ford (Bill) Baker

Bonnie Herr Baker, married 3rd, 29 Oct 1957, Vero Beach, Indian River, CO, FL, Marvin Lee Robertson (Marvin served in the U S Army)

NOTE: Effie Louise Hays Herr married 2nd 20 Dec 1947 in Folkston, Charlton CO, GA, David Lyle Holland. David adopted Bonnie Ruth Herr. See family sketch on Zachary Grantham Holland for additional information on this family

O.K. Herr married 24 Aug 1949, Folkston, Charlton CO, GA, Willa (Debbie) Roman, dau of Lloyd L Roman. Divorced 5 Jun 1997, Volusia CO, FL Issue;

B. Thomas Dale Herr, born 16 Aug 1948, Ridgewood Hospital, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL, married 11 Jul 1970, United Methodist Church, Bunnell, Flagler CO, FL, Elizabeth Keen Allen, dau of Herbert Grey Allen and Eugenia Keen McKenzie, born 11 Nov 1948, Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL (Div). Issue;

a. Thomas Dale Herr, Jr, born 25 Jun 1975, Orlando, Orange CO, FL

NOTE: Elizabeth Allen Herr married 24 Nov 2000, First Methodist Church, Bunnell, Flagler CO, FL, Dalton Hoke (Cobby) Cobb.

C. Charles Eugene (Chuck) Herr, born 01 Mar 1951, Halifax District Hospital, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL, married 10 Jan 1976, Mt Olive Baptist Church, Hastings St Johns CO, FL, Cathy Marie Carter, dau of Daniel G Carter.

Charles Eugene Herr married 09 Nov 1980, Flagler CO, FL, Sandra Lynn (Sandy) Metts, dau of Dorsey Dewayne Metts and Mary Jane Edwards, born 28 Aug 1960, Flagler Clinic & Hospital, Bunnell, Flagler CO, FL

D. Deborah Suzanne Herr, born 15 Oct 1958, Halifax District Hospital, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL, married 10 Jun 1978, United Methodist Church, Bunnell, Flagler CO, FL, Louie Whitaker Mercer, son of Ray Laurence Mercer and Wanda Lee Whitaker, born 28 May 1958, Halifax District Hospital, Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL.


Source: The First Families of Flagler by Mary Ketus Deen Holland who listed her sources as, Census, Published Articles and Orin Kermit Herr.

Additional sources used by the compiler were: 1860 Census, Warren CO, IN, Pino Township, 30 Jun 1860; 1870 Census, Dudley, Hardin CO, OH; 1900 Census, Benton CO, IN Hickory Grove, Dist 6, 22 Jun 1900; 1910 Census, Benton CO, IN, Hickory Grove Twp, Dist 6; 1910 Census, Precinct 7, Washington, Alabama, 17-20 Apr 1910; 1930 Census, Flagler CO, FL, Bunnell, Dist 2, 21-24 Apr 1930; 1930 Census Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, 33 Apr 1930;, Florida Death Index; California Death Index; Social Security Death Index; U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 Record; and Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.

Please send questions, corrections or additions to Sisco Deen, P.O. Box 637, Flagler Beach, FL 32136 or email him at Sisco_Deen@hotmail.com