Lucy Ann Ainsworth
1857 – 1944
Ancestors of Lucy Ann "Lula" Bishop Ainsworth
Generation No. 1
1. Lucy Ann "Lula" Bishop1, born 1857 in Iowa1,2; died 1944 in Big Trails, Washakie, Wyoming3. She was the daughter of 2. Frank Albee. She married (1) Frank Spicer Ainsworth, Pioneer3,4,5 04 Jan 1885 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He was born 26 Apr 1857 in Dover, Lee Co., Iowa6,7, and died 24 Feb 1936 in Big Trails, Washakie, Wyoming8,9. He was the son of Danforth Ainsworth and Betsey L. Albee.
More About Lucy Ann "Lula" Bishop:
Burial: 1944, Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, Lot 78C owned by Bert Ainsworth10
Notes for Frank Spicer Ainsworth, Pioneer:
1860 United States Federal Census about B L Allbee
Name: B L Allbee Age in 1860: 34 Birth Year: abt 1826 Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1860: Franklin, Lee, Iowa
Post Office: Dover
B L Allbee 34
Johanah R Allbee 28
John Bonnel 46
Wm Bonnel 40
F S Ainsworth 3
Samuel Townsley 14
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Frank Spicer Ainsworth
Name: Frank Spicer Ainsworth
Birth Date: 1857
Page Number: 228
Biographical Info: stock raiser
Reference: Genealogy of the Ainsworth fams. By Francis Jewett Parker. Boston, 1894. (212p.):92, 133-4
1900 United States Federal Census about Thomas Ainsworth
Name: Thomas Ainsworth [Frank S Ainsworth] [John Ainsworth] Age: 43 Birth Date: Apr 1857 Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: Redbank, Big Horn, Wyoming
Race: White Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Lula Ainsworth Marriage Year: 1885 Years Married: 15
Thomas Ainsworth 43 Apr. 1857 Iowa Vermont Vermont Farmer
Lula Ainsworth 43 Jan. 1856 Iowa Vermont Massachusetts
Frank E Ainsworth 14 Dec. 1885 Wyoming Iowa Iowa
Ray W D Ainsworth 11 Sept. 1888 Iowa Iowa Iowa
Harmon H Ainsworth 8 Jan. 1892 Wyoming Iowa Iowa
Marion L Ainsworth 3 Sept. 1896 Wyoming Iowa Iowa
1910 United States Federal Census about Frank S Ainsworth
Name: Frank S Ainsworth Age in 1910: 53 Birth Year: 1857 Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Red Bank, Big Horn, Wyoming
Race: White Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Lulu B Ainsworth
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Frank S Ainsworth 53
Lulu B Ainsworth 53
Frank E Ainsworth 24
Ray W D Ainsworth 21
Bert H Ainsworth 18
Marion L Ainsworth 13
Newspapers Used As Wallpaper Big Trails' First School Books, by MRS. BERT AINSWORTH, (printed in Northern Wyoming Daily News, no date on the clipping in the collection of Mrs. Frank Greet.
Magazines and newspapers used in papering the walls of the Frank S. Ainsworth home were the first school books used in the Big Trails community. From these, the children learned to read and spell, so they were ready for the fourth grade work when the first school was established.
It was in 1896 that Miss Vida Weeburg came out to visit her sister, Mrs. James Lord [homesteaded at mouth of Crooked Creek where it empties into the No Wood], on what is now part of the Greet ranch, and was prevailed upon to teach school in the community. While here, she built herself a teacherage of logs. It was later moved to its present site, and additions have been built to it. It is the spacious living room of the Frank Greet home, where many good times have been enjoyed by the people of the community.
The school house has been moved to its present site to accommodate the younger children.
"Still sits the schoolhouse by the road"
Tho you would not recognize it,
So rejuvinated has it later grown,
No jack knives jeopardize it.
The logs, long since, have hid behind
A coat of modern siding;
And the gyp that chinks irregular cracks
Together are all hiding.
Some of the early teachers were Vida Weeburg, Gus Coleman, Oscar McClellan, Iva Speas, Millie Harbinson, two eyars, Miss Anthony, Lulu Shephard, Essie Cameron, Robert Rose, Lila Pinkerton and Mrs. Chatman. Notice the names of several familiar and otherwise prominent residents of the community.
Here is a list of the early pupils of the Big Trails school. Notice how many of these boys and girls are still prominent and good citizens of the basin:
Frank, Ray, Bert, Marion Ainsworth; Willie Ayers; Jim Blakesley; George, Annis, Hulda, Manda, Florence, Stella, Ray, Edna, Fern, Frances Brown; Mary Bremmer; Gertrude, Bessie, Frank Bull; George Coleman; Grace, Nora Cronk; Charlie, Mattie, Stella Crowley; Clyde Cobb; Tola Cowlthorp; John Early (Sr.); Len, Hazel, Everett; Bob, Mabel Goodrich; Charlie, Ben, Joe Helmer; ?Elsie, Margaret, Bessie Hopkins; Ester, Mary Lord; Ethel Lewis; Harry Mills; Grace, Bryson, Lee Nicholson; Beulah, Otto, Albert, Cora Pendergraft; James Pyle; Bertha, Frank Painter, Mary Rebedeaux; Sinda, Ada Smith; Del, Francis Shelden; Clarence Waln; Florence Wyatt.
More About Frank Spicer Ainsworth, Pioneer:
Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, Lot 78 D owned by Bert Ainsworth10
Individual Note: Came to the Big Horn Mountaiins of Wyoming August 25, 1879.
Generation No. 2
2. Frank Albee, born Abt. 1820 in Vermont.
Child of Frank Albee is:
1 i. Lucy Ann "Lula" Bishop, born 1857 in Iowa; died 1944 in Big Trails, Washakie, Wyoming; married Frank Spicer Ainsworth, Pioneer 04 Jan 1885 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
1. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.
2. United States Census, 1930, Election District 1, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 21.
3. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.
4. United States Census, 1930, Election District 1, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 21.
5. "Worland Grit, Worland, Wyoming," 27 Feb. 1936.
6. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.
7. United States Census, 1930, Election District 1, Washakie Co., Wyoming, April 21.
8. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.
9. "Worland Grit, Worland, Wyoming," 27 Feb. 1936.
10. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.