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Cheri (#47094916)
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Bio Photo Great-great grandparents:
William Oakes, b, March, 1823,Pittslyvania Co,VA, d. 8/27/1898, Benton Co, AR. Married Malinda (Wright) about 1844 in Fentress Co, TN. She was born 4/20/1820, Overton Co, TN, d. 09/18/1859, Benton Co, AR. Both buried in Oakes Family Cemetery, Bella Vista, AR.
John Wesley Oakes, b. 4/4/1858 Bentonville,AR, d. 01/05/1933, Bentonville, AR. Married Mary Elnora (Castor) 03/21/1880 in Bentonville, AR. She was b. 07/28/1859, Wilkes-Barre, PA, d. 5/10/1941, Bentonville, AR. Both buried in Oakes Cemetery, Bella Vista, AR.
Claude Horace Leaton, b. 12/13/1887, La Marr, MO, d. 01/31/1979, Waterloo, IA. Married Anna Maude (Oakes) on 06/14/1914 in Bentonville, AR.
She was b. 12/31/1890, Bentonville, AR, d. 09/04/1975, Waterloo, Ia. Both buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery in Oelwein, Iowa.
Walter A. Blume, b. 5/24/1916, Sumner,IA
Dorothy Jane (Leaton), b. 11/01/1916, Oelwein,IA. My mother passed away August 9, 2013; just 3 months shy of her 97th birthday.

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Bernard Johnson
Henry Oak
As I said this was my first stop and the niche photos are now there.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 13, 2015 2:37 PM
Bernard Johnson
Henry Oak
I am finally getting up to the Bay Area tomorrow, and one of my first stops will be to get a photo of Henry Oaks at Chapel of Memories. I will have it posted on his memorial about a week later.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 06, 2015 9:05 PM
Laura Lee Earles
Joab Jr.'s 2nd wife
Hi Cheri,
My name is Laura Lee Earles, and I am the great granddaughter of Joab Anderson Oakes Jr and his second wife, Sallie Lee Terry. They had only one child, my grandmother, Mary Maud Oakes Earles, born January 4, 1906. She married Jason Hiram Earles of Axton, VA. They had 2 children, my aunt, Catherine ("Katherine") Cornell Earles, and my father, Emmitt Hampton Earles. Emmitt married Aloma Barnes Earles. Emmitt and Aloma had two children, my brother Edward Hiram Earles and me, Laura Lee Earles. Eddie married Leslie Kay Huffer. At Aunt Katherine's funeral this weekend in Martinsville, VA, where she and my dad grew up, the Oakes relatives told me about all the info on the internet about Joab Oakes Sr. Joab Jr. is buried in our family plot, in the Martinsville cemetery, along with all of the above mentioned people except for Eddie and me. Mama and Aunt K were cremated and we have not yet had them interred, but that will happen in the future. Last year I had Aunt K's DNA done and posted it on and on the site (can't remember the name) linked from National Geographic's genome project. I'd love to hear from any relatives. Someone called and left a ms on my phone, saying he was a cousin, but the line was cutting in and out and I couldn't get his name or information. I have also had difficulty correcting/accessing the info I put in on Aunt K in My email address is Thank you so much for the site and all the info! Laura
Added by Laura Lee Earles on Apr 25, 2015 6:38 PM
Kathi Wiley
Oakes in KY & TN
Greetings Cheri
First of all Thank You for sharing your hard work with other family historians. You're a good example to me as another Find A Grave contributor, to up my participation. I appreciate your efforts.

Do any of your Oakes wind up in Wayne or Russell counties KY and/or Jackson, Macon counties of TN. I have Oakes that marry into the family line of Spivey and Marcum and Dutton. My time frame is about 1775 in VA. -> 1840 TN/KY.

If any of this rings a bell or if you can point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful.
Thanks for your time
Kathi Maynard Wiley
Added by Kathi Wiley on Apr 17, 2015 9:14 AM
Linda Hagedorn Finley
RE: Elziabeth Blume #34710842
I definitely will forward any other information found. So happy to help others find family members.
Added by Linda Hagedorn Finley on Feb 08, 2015 5:17 PM
Harold & Bonita Meier
RE: #63418407 Herbert Klammer
No relation but, my Mother worked for old Klammers back in the old days. We are from Oelwein also. Where is the Blume family buried? I had associated the name Blume with the beauty business. Thanks Bonita Meyer Meier
Added by Harold & Bonita Meier on Apr 21, 2014 5:26 PM
Gayle Foster
RE: Louisa Kirby #66534217
Nichols and Oakes ---

I am also related to Oaks/Oakes so I guess we are distant cousins. I am descended from Martha Oaks Nichols, daughter of John Oaks and Elizabeth Barton.
Question.... Do you know where they were in 1840? I haven't found them on census.
What is your family legend about their move to Benton County?

Hope to hear from you.
Added by Gayle Foster on Sep 30, 2013 9:10 PM
Brenda Howard
RE: Florence Stanley Wright #24573829
You are very welcome. I just emailed you the information. Let me know if you can get into the site. Take care. Brenda
Added by Brenda Howard on Aug 27, 2013 2:02 PM
Sharon Kay Henry-Steuber
The Wrights
Hi Cheri,

First I would like to thank you for your time and effort you have put forth in this project. A well rewarded one, fun, and spiritual.

I am Sharon Henry Steuber, Alex and (Nancy) Florence Stanley Wright are my maternal great grandparents. I would like to link a few generations and would you mind transfering
Florence #24573829 and Alexander Wright #24573846 to me?

I know the Oakes are related, the came from Tennessee with my gg grandfather, Iredell Wright. How is Florence Stanley Wright related to the Oakes. Florence is the daughter of Elijah Stanley. I do not know her mother's name. Can you help me with that? My father (Sam Henry) is buried in Alabama and the Wright's are his maternal grandparents. My father's sister, Aunt Florence Henry, is still alive and tells me about the farms, the Oakes, where they moved from etc etc. Is there any information I can help you with? Which family are you interested in?

Thank you so much. God bless you today and always.

Added by Sharon Kay Henry-Steuber on Feb 23, 2013 5:14 PM
Lisa Upton
RE: Sarah Elizabeth (Oakes) Crowley
Hi Cheri (or should I say Cousin Cheri)!

Thanks for transferring Randolph Crowley to me. My connection to Sarah and her parents is:

grandmother: Claire Bernice Crowley
great grandfather: John Matthew Crowley
2x great grandparents: Randolph Crowley and Sarah Elizabeth Oakes
3x great grandparents: William Oakes and Malinda Wright

I'll let you know if I have anything new to add to Sarah's bio.

I love finding "new" cousins!!

Added by Lisa Upton on Dec 02, 2012 8:52 AM
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