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Lynn (#47138895)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 29 days
Robert Hague
RE: William D. Baber, son of John and Mariah Baber
Hello Lynn:

Thank you for your email. I found Nancy's Texas Death Certificate, and she is buried in the South Park Cemetery located in Brazoria County but near Houston. I went ahead and added her memorial and linked her to her father. If you are related to this family please let me know. I would be happy to transfer he memorials over to you.

Best regards,
Bob Hague

Added by Robert Hague on Feb 05, 2016 9:51 PM

Cherokee Rose~1
RE: Johnnie Leon Schwada
Happy to have been able to aid you with your mystery. :) Good luck with your research!

Added by Cherokee Rose~1 on Jan 21, 2016 11:20 AM

Patricia Leonberger Hooper
RE: Dora Cory #126993587
Lynn, I checked the memorial, and the flowers are showing normal on my computer. I Will reload it, but I see nothing wrong with it. Patricia

Added by Patricia Leonberger Hoope... on Jan 20, 2016 8:33 AM

Tree Leaf
Hello - I just made the change to "Carrie" Ellermeier's page.

Sorry I just saw the correction.

It was kind of lost amid a lot of other pages in my email. Regular edits would probably be seen faster, but anyway it's done, and thanks.

Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 19, 2016 9:47 PM

Elmer Titsworth
Thanks for the info!

Added by LJBC on Jan 18, 2016 5:42 PM

Nora Kenward Wilke
Oren W. Black
Thank you so much for the bio. I am researching my family in Missouri, and I would never have known this wonderful story without all of your efforts!

Added by Nora Kenward Wilke on Jan 18, 2016 10:23 AM

Lynda Elliott Dixon
RE: Curtis Dixon
Looks right to me. Yes, there were just two wives. Thanks for amending his bio.


Added by Lynda Elliott Dixon on Jan 18, 2016 7:17 AM

RE: Gladys F. Carline
You're welcome. :)

Added by BJSK on Jan 16, 2016 10:17 AM

RE: Blanche Ellermeier
Glad to help. Will await your edits.

Added by B J on Jan 08, 2016 8:38 PM

Blanche Ellermeier
Thanks for the catch on the middle initial. It actually is an l L but in lower case. Sometimes the fingers work faster than the keys.


Added by B J on Jan 08, 2016 5:16 PM

Tree Leaf
Oh and - yes! The papers carried AP articles, as well as a lot of news from Missouri and such (Iowa/Quad Cities/etc.) A lot of Quincyans had roots in or families in those places. I've seen a lot of articles connecting w/Missouri in particular; and if the deceased live out of state but had family in Quincy, or had any Quincy connection, the papers often ran their obits too.

Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 08, 2016 4:23 PM

Tree Leaf
You are very welcome!

You're going to have a blast with that archive, I think; I learned so much about my own lines. I wanted others to have the same resource, so am happy to share it.

I found tons and tons of articles about the Ellermeiers and their relatives...Seems like I had only scratched the surface. It really is a great archive; and they have expanded it since I first began with it - at first it went up to about 1918-1919 and now it's well into the 1920s.


Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 08, 2016 4:22 PM

Tree Leaf
Thanks for the edits
Thank you for the edits for Caroline Ellermeier.

I worked on Ellermeier research half of today and she was next on the list. I just added her obituary.

I made the edits by hand, because I have other edits someone sent which are pending and which I want to try to look into a bit, first. So I will technically 'reject edit' to clear your edits, but I have already added them, by hand. (This is because it will not allow me to approve edits one by one but rather 'approve all' seems the only option.)

I am glad to see you have Ada's page. I had found many articles about her but none listed her place of burial. I could not find it by searches for some reason, either. Anyway, now that you have the archive you can find the same articles.

Above all, now they're all linked, because you were kind enough to send me her father's link.

Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 08, 2016 4:13 PM

Tree Leaf
RE: Bertie Ellermeier
You are very welcome and I am happy if I was of any help.

The Quincy newspaper archive is via the Quincy library. It is an excellent resource - better and easier to use than paid newspaper archives I have found.

Of course, obituaries can also be accessed via most walk in libraries.

If you google something like "Quincy IL newspaper archive," you should find it.

The search engine can sometimes be a bit wonky. Also, the journalism of the day was not always uniform; and at that time, Quincy had a handful of newspapers, which is why there are sometimes a handful of obituaries, plus any funeral announcements or further articles if the death was at all 'unusual' or the person prominent.

All this to say...I have the best result by searching on surname only. This way results including abbreviated first names, no first name, initials only, etc. also are found and they are often well worth it.

I also try different surname spellings if it's a line I'm very interested in but I'm sure you know that tip.

Another odd thing about that search engine is that sometimes an article will come up by accident but then not on a direct search. I've had that happen a few times - and then it would come up again while searching something else. The spelling was the same, so there's no real explanation.

I'm not surprised if some details were different in different'll find that too. OK, good luck and again, you're most welcome.

Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 08, 2016 3:27 PM

Tree Leaf
Bertie Ellermeier
Hello - I try to type obits for pages in case it could help someone. I found some for Bertie (Geeding) Ellermeier. I see you have those and more on her page already. Excellent work.

I thought I'd still mention that if you like I can provide dates and such or type the ones as printed in the Quincy area newspapers. Or, you can find them in the online database.

If I can help, let me know.

Added by Tree Leaf on Jan 08, 2016 10:30 AM

Debra Brown
RE: Memorial# 100962521
It does, thank you so much!

Added by Debra Brown on Jan 02, 2016 12:03 PM

Debra Brown
Memorial# 100962521
Hello.... could you please tell me more about where the information in this persons bio came from? I have attempted to locate his obit but have not been successful to this point. Any chance you can direct me? TIA for any help.

Added by Debra Brown on Jan 02, 2016 9:03 AM

Ben Allen
"James" family
I just came across your messages posted at

from a couple years ago. You seem to have things right up to a point, but then you go totally wrong with info from another family, it seems. The last part that is accurate is: "Hubert died in San Mateo, California on 16 Oct 1953." Well, the Ohio part might be right, but the rest seems to be wrong.

Too many sibling names, places and occupations match up to be wrong in my findings in the building of my family tree (on my mom's side).

From the list you said, which matches up with my own research:

-Dorothy Wellington James
--Catharine A. James
--Margaret C. James
--Emily Goodnow James
--Francis Leonard James
--H. Charles James

Dorothy was my great-grandmother; my mother's grandmother. Catherine was referred to as "Aunt Kit" and Margaret was "Aunt Mag" by my mom, though they were her great-aunts and my great-great aunts; hence the shorter form of simply calling them "Aunts". Considering they were mostly born in and around Santa Cruz (except Dorothy, born in Massachusetts which matches up with the vague family history my mom recalls being told)

Dorothy (assuming it's the correct one, but it must be!) married a "Floyd Curtis", but I don't know his middle name, what city or what year. She remarried twice later on. She was listed in the 1950 Santa Cruz directory as "Dorothy W Warren" as a nurse, "County Hosp h112 8th av" (what I have written down in a notebook from online research). She was married a third time, but I'm nos sure when.

Barbara Curtis had 5 children, all but one are still living so I don't want to go into naming anymore names on the open internet. If you are interested in discussing this further, let me know.

Added by Ben Allen on Dec 26, 2015 8:51 PM

Karen K
RE: Elizabeth Rutherford Shaw
I descend from their daughter Emeline who married Charles Bush. They later moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County Illinois. Ive not had much luck tracing where her brothers and parents ended up.

Added by Karen K on Dec 26, 2015 9:18 AM

Karen K
Elizabeth Rutherford Shaw
You have a lovely bio on her page. Do you know if she might be the sister of John Rutherford, born 1796 in Virginia and lived in Calhoun Co., IL? John Rutherford is my 4th great grandfather and I don't have any information on possible siblings or parents. I can track John and his wife Margaret up to the 1860 census then can't find them in any further records. Thanks!

Added by Karen K on Dec 25, 2015 11:22 AM

RE: Lillian Ann Smith
Hi Lynn,

Thanks for changing those names. It's just a real pet peeve of mine. I understand your reasoning on the links. That's fine. In fact, you did a wonderful job on the bios. I can see that you care about each one.

Many Blessings for your Christmas holiday.

Added by E&GRay on Dec 21, 2015 2:30 PM

Frances Ann Edmonston
RE: Eden and Lucretia Edmonston family
greetings: thanks for the note. i can't resolve the problem that i see, is that there is Martha Jane Fields married to Robert T. Edmonston, and their children, and then there is Martha Jane Fields married to Robert Edmonstone...the E. on the end of Edmonston......and there are children associated with this martha jane who are different than the children associated with the above Robert T. Edmonston...a puzzle. do you have any information about that? thanks, frances ann edmonston if you do, or anyone else does, i would be very interested.

Added by Frances Ann Edmonston on Dec 18, 2015 1:48 PM

Nancy Berntson
RE: Carol Anna Vogel
Are you by any chance related to this family? Thank you for doing all this research, I know the time it takes and it is really appreciated. - Nancy

Added by Nancy Berntson on Dec 15, 2015 5:56 PM

L Moses
I have numerous tintype photos of the Minesinger family of James K. and Elizabeth Booth Minesinger who brought their family to Calhoun County in the 1850s. Photos I have include:
Elizabeth Booth Minesinger
William H. Minesinger
James Knox Polk Minesinger, Jr.
Christina Jane Minesinger Russell
William Russell
Infant Orval Russell
Eva E. Russell Arnold
Margaret Aurelia (Rit) Minesinger
Martha (Mattie)Minesinger McIntyre
Daniel McIntyre

I have noticed on several family trees in ancestry and in the Find A Grave notes for the Love Cemetery in Calhoun that Margaret and William Russell are listed as the parents on some of the memorials for these children. I don't think this is correct. is there anyway I can find out the original information that supports this conclusion regarding the parentage of Albert Alden Russell, Irma Myrtle Russell, and Riley Estella Russell?


Added by L Moses on Dec 15, 2015 1:57 PM

Radahna Kelsey
Frank W Thomas #78848188
Hi. I am doing research on the Eli Thomas family. Frank W Thomas is my g-g-uncle. His sister Jewell Bell Thomas is my direct relative (my line is Eli Thomas, Jewell Bell Thomas Fisher, Stillman Floyd Fisher, Joy May Fisher Gagon, Radahna Gagon Kelsey).
I am greatful for your write-up of this family as it has given me more info and shed light on the happenings of this family. I am trying to verify, and find concrete sources for their family. What sources do you have/used to know that "Eli" is "Elijah". Do you have record of birth certificate? I have not found any such record yet. I have just recently been researching this family and asking what other people have already to help my search go faster. Please tell me how you came to find out the info in the bio you list on Frank W Thomas page. I am also looking for marriage record for Frank's parents Eli Thomas & Barbara Willis. I have a picture of Jewell Bell Thomas Fisher (Frank's sistre) and her family and Fisher Family reunion pics that show Andy & Susan Persinger who raised her. Thank you for any help sources you can give me. --Radahna Kelsey

Added by Radahna Kelsey on Dec 10, 2015 10:02 AM


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