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Mary Stewart
Re: Family of Yancy B. and Naomi C.
My grandmother was the wife of Paul W. Ballinger, son of Cyrus C. Ballinger. Paul was dead before I was born. I had been told that he died in WWII, but could never find anything. Finally I was able to locate his death record. He died in Missouri on a train en route to deployment. He and my grandmother had no children. I noticed on his death certificate that he had been born in El Paso, Texas, my home town. Cyrus C. Ballinger and wife, Phoenia Weckerle had several children from 1902 to 1912, but both the parents died before 1919. The remaining living children, including Paul were farmed out to various families and virtually impossible to trace.
One day I took my students to the Historic Cemetery in this town to visit the graves and to hear ghost stories. As we neared the grave of John Wesley Harding, I tripped over a grave site, and there I met Paul Ballinger's parents. I am getting their graves connected and will connect Cyrus C. Ballinger to his parents.

Children of Yancy Ballinger and Naomi Ballinger include:
Laura Ballinger Winston b. 1850 *
Nereus Allen Ballinger b. 1852 (Allen Nevus, A.N., Nevus?)**
Julia Ballinger Winston b. 1855 *
Cyrus C. Ballinger b. 1858
Dora Lacordine Ballinger b. 1861 *
Mary Ballinger Yates b. 1864 *
Caroline Ballinger b. 1866

*buried this cemetery **Family of wife Dora Taylor Ballinger is here, but husband Neurus is not found
Added by Mary Stewart on Jul 20, 2014 8:44 AM
diane bahlinger
Douglas F Peterson
The pic of the grave is of a Douglas F Peterson with different birthday and day of death carved into the stone. Do you have a pic of Douglas F Peterson with B: 1-12 1895 and D: 5-27-1947? Thank you.
Added by diane bahlinger on Jul 14, 2014 10:46 AM
Donna Crockett Mowery
Edward Hamrick
Thanks for transferring management of Edward's memorial! :) Donna
Added by Donna Crockett Mowery on Jun 28, 2014 7:47 AM
RE: Calvin Heagey
I just figured out the problem. There are two memorials for Calvin Heagey in findagrave. It is the other one that has him buried at Elias Cemetery in Emmitsburg, MD which is incorrect. I must have selected the wrong one when I posted my edit. Sorry.
Added by Cheryl on Jun 23, 2014 6:35 PM
Darrell Brown
Ruth Large Brown
Thanks for making this memorial, and thanks for transferring it. I'll work on a biography for her.
Added by Darrell Brown on Apr 18, 2014 9:56 AM
RE: Transfers
OK No Problem
Added by Spotsgenie on Apr 09, 2014 2:18 PM
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 Apollymi on Apr 07, 2014 11:30 AM
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
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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