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Francis William “Frank” Ion (1867-1926) and Edith Champlin Ion (1870-1950) lived in Jamestown and Wichita, Kansas. They had three daughters; Ida May Ion Williams (1899-1987), Adalene Georgia Ion Hoover (1900-1982), and Frances Lillian Ion Rowe (1902-1983). Lillian and Ida went to school in the Wichita Public school system. Lillian graduated from the Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) in 1927. She married Fayette Rowe and taught piano lessons from her home. Jack Ion was Lillian, Ida and Adalene’s nephew. Adalene married Samuel Hoover (1900-1929) and was a registered nurse. They had two sons; Francis (1925-2010) and Captain Samuel Hoover (1924-1995).

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SpC MS 0196

Ion Family Collection



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