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The County of Kern was established in 1866 from Tulare and Los Angeles Counties of California.  The county seat is located in Bakersfield.  Los Angeles was the original county established in 1850 after the California Gold Rush, along with the original County of Mariposa.  Tulare County was established from Mariposa in 1852.

1948   Marriage of Ola Pauline TOTTY to Wesley W. McCullough

1950 May 8th   Marriage  of  Georgie Odell TOTTY to Jesse E. Sprinkle
Note:  Jesse Sprinkle was married to Georgie Odell TOTTY and they had six children born to them before he died.

1957 May 14 Obituary  John Sherrill Richardson - Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, May 14, 1957
       Richardson, John Sherrill - Funeral services will be held at 2:30p.m. Thursday in the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Chapel for John Sherrill Richardson, 67, 532 La Vista Dr., Arvin, who died May 12 in a local hospital. The Rev. Edwin L. Kopper will officiate. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. The deceased was a native of Texas and Had lived in Arvin the past 28 years. He was a carpenter by trade. Survivors include his wife, Maude B. Richardson; a son Durlin Richardson of Bakersfield; six daughters, Mrs. Perna Wofford, Mrs. Norma Wernli and Mrs. Holly Odie all of Bakersfield, Mrs. Mary Vineyard and Mrs. Jerry Bowque of Oxnard, and Mrs. LaVerne Wernli of Arvin; a brother, David Richardson of Pennsylvania; a sister, Mrs. Neall Minyart of Arvin; 24 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be Richard Miller, Walter Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Jerry Bryant, Henry Simonson, and Alton Harrington.
Surnames: Richardson, Wofford, Wernli, Odie, Vineyard, Bowque, Minyart
Notes:  This is the brother in law of Hattie Lee Rodgers TOTTY, wife of Green Whitfield TOTTY.

1957 July 16th  Obituary   Maude Bethel (Rodgers) Richardson - Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, July 16, 1957
       RICHARDSON, Maude Bethel - Funeral services will be held at 2:30p.m. tomorrow in the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Chapel for Maude Bethel Richardson, 64, 53 La Vista St., Arvin, who died July 15 at 2604 Dora Dr., the home of her daughter. The Rev. Edwin L. Kopper of the Arvin Assembly of God Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Family Plot in Union Cemetery. She is the widow of the late John Sherrill Richardson who died May 12. The deceased was a native of Montague, Texas and had lived in Arvin the past 28 years. Survivors include one son, Durlin D. Richardson of Bakersfield; six daughters, Mrs. Frank E. Wernli, Mrs. John Odie and Mrs. Dewel R. Wofford of Bakersfield, Mrs. Lawrence H Wernli of Arvin and Mrs. Jerry Bourque & Mrs. Mary Vinyard of Oxnard; father Thomas A. Rodgers of San Antonio, Texas; 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; a brother, E. D. Rodgers of Bakersfield; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Torty(TOTTY) of Wasco, Mrs. Minnie Hawk of Oklahoma, Mrs.! Ruby Hodges and Mrs. Laura Schneider of Texas and many nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be Richard Miller, Walter Johnson, Wesley Burns, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Simonson and Altos Harrington.
Surnames: Richardson, Rodgers, Jennings, Wernli, Odie, Wofford, Bourque, Vinyard, Totty, Hawk, Hodges, Schneider
Notes:  Maude was the sister of Hattie Lee (Rodgers) TOTTY, both daughters of Thomas Albert Rodgers and Georgia Anna (Jennings) RODGERS.

1972 November 3rd  SS Death Index  RODGERS ELSIE D born: 02/02/1904 M TEXAS; died: KERN 11/03/1972
SS# 545-16-0122; age: 68 yrs
Note:  Elsie D. RODGERS was the only brother to Hattie Lee (RODGERS) TOTTY, wife of Green Whitfield TOTTY.

1972 November 4th   Newspaper Obiturary [Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, November 4, 1972]
       RODGERS, Elsie Durling - Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Union Cemetery for Elsie Durling Rodgers, 68, 72 1/2 Bernard St. who died November 3 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. William Hann of Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate. Mr. Rodgers, a native of Uz, (Montague Co.) Texas, had lived in Bakersfield 36 years. He was a truck driver for 19 years for A. S. Mason Trucking Co. until his retirement. Survivors include his widow, Graciela, three sons, Tommy of Amesbury, Mass., Jack and Jim of Bakersfield; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Cummings and Mrs. Wanda Mangrum of Bakersfield; four sisters, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be A. S. "Tex" Mason, Marvin Mason, Dale Hodges, J. D. Norris, Ramiro Gonzalez, L. T. Rider and Link Ellis.  Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
Notes:  BTM]  Elsie D. Rodgers was the only brother of Hattie Lee (Rodgers) TOTTY, brother in law of Green Whitfield TOTTY who died in Napa, Napa County, CA.

1974 August 26th  Death of William M. Hallmark
Note:  William M. Hallmark was born in Arkansas on March 12, 1907.  He married Ola Pauline TOTTY in Oklahoma in 1926 when she was only 13 years old.   They had five children born to them.

1985 June 9th   Death of Jesse Elmer Sprinkle husband of Georgie Odell (Totty) SPRINKLE, daughter of Green Whitfield and Hattie Lee (Rodgers) TOTTY.

1998 August 28th  Death of Mart Mull Boone
Notes:  He was the husband of  Gladys J. TOTTY, daughter of Green Whitfield and Hattie Lee ROGERS TOTTY.  He was born January 10, 1922 in Barkersfield, Kern County, California to George and Ella BACON BOONE.   Mart Boone died in the same county of Kern on August 28, 1998.  Mart was buried on September 1, 1998.

1998 August 30th  Newspaper Obituary  [Bakersfield Californian August 30, 1998]
Excerpts of Obituary of Mart M. Boone
Mart M. Boone passed away on August 28, 1998 at home surrounded by his family. Mart was born in Bakersfield on January 10, 1922 to Ella and George Boone. Mart lived in the Bakersfield and Wasco area while growing up. He and his family moved to California City in 1959 where he began the Boone Construction Company. Mart and his company played a major role in the early beginnings of California City including the construction of the city’s Central Park and lake. Mart was also the first Honorary Mayor of California City. He returned to live in Bakersfield in 1978 where his two sons joined the company. Mart
retired in 1989 and his sons have continued to operate the business. Mart is an Army veteran and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during World War II.      Mart was an active member of the Fellowship for Christ Church and belonged to the Operator Engineering Union Local #12 for over 50 years. He enjoyed driving his restored 1914 Model T Ford and was a member of the Kern County Model T club.   Mart’s family would like to give a very special thank you to the Kern Hospice organization for their support and kindness during this very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Kern Hospice in Mart’s memory.      Mart was a loving, caring, and generous man to all the people in his life. We will remember him always and will continue to hold his love in our hearts forever, for what the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. We love you Daddy and we will miss you until we can see you again.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 31st from 3:00pm to 9:00 pm. His service will be on Tuesday, September 1st at 10:00 am at the Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary.
Submitted by TOTTY researcher and his daughter Trish Palmer

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