If you notice any mistakes in my info on any pages I made please let me know and I will fix it. If you want to use my pictures in your family research files or whatever it is fine with me. If I have added any pictures to any pages that do not look too good and you would like a better picture of the gravestone be sure and ask and I will see if I can possibly get a better picture. I am a direct descendant of the Richard Haines who left England aboard the ship "Amity" in 1682. He died on the ship and his wife and kids settled in NJ. Richard was my 6th Great Grandfather. There are a lot of Haines in the US from this Richard. Nathan Haines of OH was my Gr Grandfather. Ebenezer Haines who married Rebecca Berry was his father. Nathan Haines married Sarah Iiams in Grant Co., IN. I have also done a lot of research on the Iiams name. My Grandfather E. Morton Haines was born in Grant Co., IN in 1865 and moved to OR in 1892 where he lived out his life. I have a lot of family connections to Grant Co., IN.
Nora Odessa Johnson Richardson Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for the photo of my Great Grandmother's mausoleum. I didn't even know she had been cremated. Next time I'm in the Vancouver/Portland area, I'm going to make it a point to go see it. Again, thank you!
RE: Charles Grant Heard You've found the right person for most of your questions. First, yes, Charles Grant Heard was my great great grandfather, through his daughter, Elsie (the youngest of his children whom you mention). Elsie also enjoyed genealogy and left her children all of her research, including her own family tree which named her siblings, including Charles Thomas Heard. I am also deeply into the family genealogy, and kept most records for my sources. So the first hand source would be Elsie herself, as she names her siblings, as well as two unnamed stillborns.
The family photos came from Elsie, and were handed down through her children, the Forester Family out of Sandy, and Portland Oregon. Secondly, for Charles Thomas Heard, I found his death certificate on ancestry.com, which was signed by a Mrs. Charles T Heard of Portland. This indicated he was married, but I didn't find his marriage record on ancestry at that time.
On the 1910 Census of Mountain Home, Ada, Idaho, There is Charles G Heard, his wife, Sarah E, kids Emma, Calvin, Bertha M, Homer J, Louisa A, Cora B, and Charles T. (his son, b. Nov 1899) So This census places Charles Thomas with his family in Idaho.
On the 1920 Census, Charles Thomas is living in Marfa Presidio County, TX, age 20, Single, working on a ranch. We know that we have the right Charles, because the birth year lines up, and he also says his father was born in Illinois, which we know to be true, and his mother born in Tennessee. Perfect match.
Charles Grant Heard really did move around a lot! Not only was he born in Illinois, and Charles's father born in Indiana, but they also lived in Missouri, before coming out to Idaho.
Charles Grant raised his family in Ada County, Idaho. His daughters Elsie, Samaria Emmaline, and Celia Elizabeth ended up in Oregon, His daughters Bertha and Cora ended up in California, His son Homer ended up in Van Clark. Alice Louise and Richard Frederick died in Idaho. Altogether, if you count the stillborns, there were 12 children born to Charles Grant and Sarah Elizabeth (Lewis)
One last tidbit, is that between 1917-1918, Charles Thomas Heard lived in Douglas, Converse, Wyoming. (This particular info, I did not save my source for, but it wouldn't be in my family tree program if I hadn't found it online, most likely through ancestry.com)
I never got around to researching anything else about Charles Thomas, as he wasn't my direct ancestor. But I hope this helps you! Nikki
Edmon Dowell Nathan, I cannot thank you enough for posting this picture!! I am in contact with his 2 children who never knew their father, and they are in their 80's. They will be thrilled with this. Thank you so very very much.