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Carol Hicks (#47013230)
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Bio Photo I am retired but do correspondence for the Danville, IL Commercial-News. Began doing genealogy in 1966 and just can't seem to stop looking for family names.

I graduated from Hoopeston High School in 1961 and attended DACC and Eastern Illinois University, obtaining a BA in Elementary Education. It wasn't the field I intended to go into but the councilor at the time discouraged me from my chosen field which was history, saying there were no jobs in this area in that field.

I have more than made up for the councilor's advise, however, by writing about and researching history and helping others in their family searches. I really enjoy the research.

I have also co-authored three books - The Presley Family History, Laura Ida Booth (in the process of being published) and Images of America: Hoopeston.
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James Hitt
RE: Francis Marion HItt
No Francis was only Married once He and Ala are buried next to each other. He was a brother to my great grand father.
Added by James Hitt on Jun 28, 2016 6:37 PM
James Hitt
RE: Francis Marion HItt
This Francis Marion Hitt I know nothing about.
Individual Narrative of Francis Marion Hitt (219)

Francis Marion Hitt (219) was Only surviving couple of four brothers who married four sisters, these octogenarians, who have lived in Texas nearly half their wedded life, were surprised June 9 at a party on their 60th anniversary.

They are Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hitt, 3448 Wayside Street, Ft. Worth, Texas--where the celebration was held. Among the 30 relatives and friends present were their four living children: J.W. Hitt, Mines; H.C. Litt and Joe Daniel all of Ft. Worth; and Mrs. Marion Leslie, Austin. One son is deceased.

Marion Hitt and Ala Jay Hitt moved to New Mexico about 22 or 23 years ago. Her health at that time was poor. Dr. advised her to go west. They bought a team and wagon and drove and finally settled in New Mexico. She is now the only one of Jessie Jay's family living--April 18, 1942, 84 years of age and very active.
(from the "History of the Ables Family").
Francis Marion Hitt (219). He appeared on the census. He was born on 7 Sep 1856 at Illinois. He married Alazannah Labitha Jay (3386), daughter of Reverend Jesse Jay (37) and Jane Cochran Ables (33), on 9 Jun 1878 at Thayer Co., Nebraska. He appeared on the census of 1880 at Almena, Norton Co., Kansas. He died on 18 Jan 1939 at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, at age 82. He was buried after 18 Jan 1939 at MT.Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.

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James D. Hitt
33992 Station Road
Bokoshe,Oklahoma 74930
Added by James Hitt on Jun 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Jerry Trosper
RE: Ruloff Bostwick
You asked for corrections, here are a few:
I (Jerry Wayne ((not Lee)) Trosper) have been married twice: Victoria L Stevens in 1974 and Caroline (Wentzel) Evernden in 2000. Audrey L Rowe and I are not married but we've been together 10 years.
Gloria and Vicky Ault were my mom's stepdaughters.
My great grandmother Flora Bell Smith's father was Alexander R Smith, not Harden A.
Ann Jeannot Jumps was born in 1835, not 1845. She and James Trosper had the following children: Charles Homer; Francis Marion; Mary Elizabeth; Edward Milton; Lillie A; James Lincoln; and Sarah Lucinda. James Trosper and 2nd wife Rosella had: John Merle; Alwilda Allie; Chancy Sylvester; Jesse H; Ruluff Butler; and Albert Garfield.
Barbara Shannon and Elen Shannon (William and Mary Henthorn) are the same person.
Louisa Walters mother was Sarah Wells, not Phebe Skinner who was Josephus' 2nd wife.
William Trosper and Elizabeth Cox children are: John; James; Lewis Jobe; and Sarah. William and his 2nd wife Amy Billings children: Nancy J; William Riley; Albert; Fleming Roda??; Peter G; and Mahala Rebecca.
Yours, Jer
Added by Jerry Trosper on May 29, 2016 9:50 AM
Jerry Trosper
Ruloff Bostwick
Ruloff was my 2nd great grandfather, from his first wife Louisa Walters and daughter Sarah. I live not far from Danville. Jerry Trosper
Added by Jerry Trosper on May 23, 2016 7:21 AM
memorial # 61999523
I got Aage Sophus Jensen's WWI and WWII cards, and they both say he was born in Copenhagen. His death certificate, however, says Wisconsin. Still can't find his wife, Cora Luella Finney Bagley Jensen. She should be buried in the same cemetery.
Added by Elaine on Apr 23, 2016 1:45 PM
K. Gregg Prillaman
RE: Benjamin Lane
Thanks, Carol. I told my wife (former Cindy Kaag, HHS class of '68) that I had just found your message from a year ago and she said "Well here's Carol Hicks right here in the Chronicle Herald!). We get the Chronicle here in Virginia, and sure enough there you are in the DAR photo in the Oct. 14 edition of the paper. Don't worry, I'll take good care of "Old Ben" Lane. He was a very interesting guy.
Added by K. Gregg Prillaman on Oct 16, 2015 4:54 PM
K. Gregg Prillaman
RE: Banjmain F. Lane
Hi Carol- I'm terribly sorry that it has taken me so long to reply to your message from 2014. I just saw it after another person sent me a note and it popped up in my e-mail. But if you are still willing, I would be happy to take over maintenance of the find-a-grave site for Benjamin Lane who is buried in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL. Ben was a brother to my wife's great, great grandfather Algernon Lane who is also buried in Floral Hill. My wife and I have been researching the Lane family for the last 2 years and have accumulated a lot of good information about Ben, his parents, and siblings.

Very best regards. Gregg Prillaman,
Added by K. Gregg Prillaman on Oct 16, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: Yocum's in Oakridge Cemetery - Hillside
You're Welcome!
Added by Stacey on Sep 04, 2015 4:59 PM
RE: Abraham and Elizabeth Martin
I don't live in Pennsylvania
Added by Kat on Jul 16, 2015 4:38 PM
Yocum's in Oakridge Cemetery - Hillside
Hi Carol - Just an FYI that I added photos to the Yocum memorials you created in Oakridge. Have a great night. Regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey on Sep 07, 2014 9:21 PM
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