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Von Rothenberger
Request photo permission
SIR: I am working on a book on the Ruede family and wish to ask permission to use your C. G. Henry Ruede headstone photo in the book. If this is acceptable, might I have a name to attribute the photo to?

Von Rothenberger
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Lucas KS 67648
Added by Von Rothenberger on Apr 09, 2014 9:08 PM
RE: Transfers
OK No Problem
Added by Spotsgenie on Apr 09, 2014 2:18 PM
Vernie Shoaf
RE: Alex Harvey 36586071
My apology. The edit was to add mother Mattie Burton Harvey. I was looking at this late last night and saw Mamie and just glancing at my e-mail.
Added by Vernie Shoaf on Apr 07, 2014 11:30 AM
Deborah Shelton Wood
RE: Frederick Belo
Yes, I saw that on another must be a system error. Sorry to have bothered you.
Added by Deborah Shelton Wood on Mar 21, 2014 8:52 PM
Andrea Kreeger Waters

Hello Bob,

Thanks for the transfers!

Do you remember sharing a picture of Martha (Kreeger) and Alan Stewart with me a few years ago? Well, last year I found a granddaughter of theirs through and we have met on a few occasions and shared a ton of Kreeger information with each other. Just thought you might like to know about that.

Added by Andrea Kreeger Waters on Mar 17, 2014 1:50 PM
Vicki Duncan Terry
Nina Gunter Duncan
I am having trouble transfering my great grandmother named above to my management. Please advise. Thank you.
Added by Vicki Duncan Terry on Mar 16, 2014 8:55 PM
Carl Ingwalson
RE: Thompson Spottswood
No. For the past 25 years I have researched his regiment and know more than any sane person would be interested in. After the regiment was mustered in on 09/09/62, Thompson was the first to die although one was discharged due to a preexisting condition and three had deserted. Measles spread rapidly among men closely confined in the barracks at Camp Franklin and several more deaths soon followed that were related to measles they had contracted while in training. Thompson's prior service with the 1st Infantry, a 90-day regiment, no doubt helped secure a commission for him when he reenlisted. He wasn't with the regiment very long, but if I can provide more information, let me know.
Added by Carl Ingwalson on Mar 05, 2014 10:27 AM
Carl Ingwalson
Memorial #36474034 Thompson Spottswood
Born in Carlisle, Thompson had moved to Iowa two or three years before the Civil War
On April 23, 1861, Thompson enlisted in the 1st Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company I. He was mustered in on May 14, 1861 and mustered out on August 21, 1861. Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers, Volume I.

On August 5, 1862, he was working as a dentist when he was appointed 2d Lieutenant in the 21st Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company F. The Company was mustered in and went into quarters on August 22, 1862. Training was received at Camp Franklin in Dubuque during which time there was an outbreak of measles. Thompson was one of many who contracted the illness. He was granted a furlough on September 5, 1862 and went to his uncle's home in Epworth to recover. According to his attending physician, Thompson was, at first, apparently recovering, "but on the sudden invasion of violent congestion of the lungs, he failed rapidly, & died." He was not married and had no children. There are conflicting reports in military records and in affidavits as to whether the death was on September 16 or September 17,1862.

Willard's parents were then still living in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His father, James, died March 9, 1873 and, the following year, on May 26, 1874, Thompson's mother applied for a mother's army pension. Thompson had provided substantial financial support for his parents and, with his death and now the death of his father, Margaret was in need of assistance. Her application was supported by Thompson's uncle (Edward Spottswood), Thompson's brother (Wilson Spottswood), two comrades who had served with Thompson, and others who knew the family. Margaret was 65 years old with no real estate and only a "little house furniture." According to Wilson, her health was "delicate. She has 2 children living but none to look to for support, one a daughter living with her mother & the other a son [Wilson] married with a family which he can scarcely support and can do nothing whatever toward supporting his mother."

Margaret was approved for a $15.00 monthly pension, payable quarterly, effective May 22, 1875. She was subsequently approved for an "arrears" pension and was awarded another $2,282.50.

Thompson's site is linked to his parents, but a hotlink could also be added linking him to his brother, Memorial #17047773.
Added by Carl Ingwalson on Mar 04, 2014 8:00 PM
Glenn Ellis
RE: Lelar Wooten Mullis
Lelar Wooten Mullis
Her maiden name came from her death certificate which states she was the dau of Thomas and Betty Wooten; as well as her marriage license dated 21 Dec 1903.

thanks spots,

mu great grandmother was a Wooten ~~~
Added by Glenn Ellis on Feb 23, 2014 12:54 PM
Linda Ellington
W F Ellington
Thanks so much for transferring his memorial over to me, I appreciate it very much.
Added by Linda Ellington on Feb 03, 2014 2:53 PM
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