LYON COUNTY GENEALOGY
The Dell Family
Charles L. Dell born in Buffalo, New York on July 6, 1851. In 1882 he moved west to Washington territory, returning to Lyon County in 1889 where with his brothers, aided in breaking prairie.
In 1889 he was united in marriage to Effie Pendleton of Lester, and moved to their farm one mile east of that place, where he resided up to the time of his death January 19, 1932.
Charles and Effie had five children:
- Myrtle Viola Dell Siebsen. born August 29, 1900died November 22, 1975.
- Sara Gladys Dell Cunningham, born August August 9, 1902died April 7, 1971.
- Charles L. Dell Jr., born February 29, 1904died November 27, 1971.
- Warner Bunk Dell, born August 28, 1906died March 17, 1984.
- Donald P. Dell, born July 6, 1916died August 17, 1983.
Effie Pendleton Dell was born in Clarmont, Iowa January 15, 1879 and died November 20, 1951. Effie worked very hard on their farm. She often encouraged her children and grandchildren to get an education. In later years she moved to Lester after selling her farm.