Estes Family
from Bonnie Estes Danner, Maryville, Missouri [1981]

Byron Edward Estes was born Mar 24, 1894 to Ed & Rose Estes. They lived just south and west of Siam [Page Co, Iowa] at the time of her death in 1896. They lived on the place owned by Abijah and Martha Fine Wilder. When Rose Estes died my father was about 2 years old. He was given to the Wilders to raise. He lived with them until he was a young man.

Byron attended the Pine School, and the Wilders lived in Shambaugh, Ia.

Byron later came down around the Graham, Mo area and went to work for my grandfather Milt Wilson. This is where he met and married my mother Zelma Faye Wilson.

My father has been gone since 1935 and my mother has passed away also.


On 1870 census Nodaway County, Green twp, Missouri is Anthony Bickett 40 born Ky and wife Cloe 23 born Mo. Minnie J. Bickett is 1 born in Mo.

Nodaway County, Missouri Marriage Book 3 page 142 - A.L. Bickett to Chloe Renfro, Dec 7, 1866

On 1880 census Nodaway County, Polk twp, Missouri, Minnie J. Bickett 11 born Mo father born Ky mother born Mo, is living with her sister, R.L. Malone

Nodaway County, Missouri Marriage Book 4 page 452 - Minnie J. Bickett to Alexander E. Estes, Mar 6, 1889

Fannie Shields of Siam had told Bonnie Estes Danner that Minnie Bickett Estes was buried in the Siam cemetery. Fanny would probably have known. [Pat O'Dell]

On the 1900 Cowley Co, Kansas census

Alec E. Estes, Dec 1865, 34, married 3 years, born Oh, father born NY; mother born Scotland

Margaret Estes, Sep 1872 27, married 3 yrs, born NH, parents born Ireland
Frank Estes, Mar 1892, 8, born Mo, father born Oh, mother born Mo
Byron Estes, Mar 1894, 6, born Mo, father born Oh, mother born Mo
Ishmael Estes, Feb 1899, 1, born Mo, father born Oh, mother born NH
On the 1910 census Page Co, Iowa, Byron Estes is living with Abijah and Martha Wilder.
I also have a letter of inquiry from Elma Rust, 18011 Hwy 36, Blachly, Or 97412 about this family [Pat O'Dell]