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Janice Oberlin Smarr (#47231132)
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Bio Photo I was born May 1, 1959, in Mt Clemons, Michigan.

My Parents;
Donald Oberlin
Myrtle Oliver Oberlin

On February 14 1998 I married Michael Smarr, my childhood sweetheart. He has been my soulmate and has been with me through the Great and the Hard times, ever by my side.

In Oct 2006 I was diagnosed with terminal Breast Cancer and told I had two years to live.

In 2007 my son got married, and they have given us two of the most precious granddaughters.

In 2010 my sister Carol Oberlin Fortin and I found we both enjoyed geneology, so we started putting our family up on Find A Grave.

Now my Granddaughters will have a permenant record of their family.

The Lord has truely Bessed Me. It is now June 2012, It has been a struggle but worth every minute.

As we travel we find and enter cemeteries, so if I have your family member, no matter how far up the tree, please ask for the memorial, and if its not our family I would be honored to transfer it to you.

May God Bless you, Janice

My memorial:
Janice Oberlin Smarr

PLEASE NOTE: The information on the bio's are taken from Birth, Death and Census records they may be less then acurate, please send corrections as needed.
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Claire Ehrhart Abel
RE: Sam Tisdale
Name Sam Tisdale
Event Type Death
Event Date 01 May 1932
Event Place Grimes, Texas
Certificate Number 21294

Name Sam Tisdale
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Justice Precinct 1 Wharton town, Wharton, Texas, United States
Gender Male
Age 15
Race Black
Race (Original) B
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Date Jul 1885
Birthplace Texas
Father's Birthplace Texas
Mother's Birthplace Texas




R H Tisdale Head M 45 Texas
J B Tisdale Wife F 37 Texas
Ferris Tisdale Son M 20 Texas
Edward Tisdale Son M 19 Texas
Shean Tisdale Son M 17 Texas
Sam Tisdale Son M 15 Texas
Benjaman Tisdale Son M 11 Texas

1920 Texas census
Sam Tisdale Head M 35 Texas
Rebecca Tisdale Wife F 33 Texas
Nolan Tisdale Son M 7 Texas
Otto Tisdale Son M 4 Texas
Obie Tisdale Son M 2 Texas
Edith Tisdale Daughter F 0 Texas

Think the one you found is another man
Added by Claire Ehrhart Abel on May 18, 2016 5:39 PM
Claire Ehrhart Abel
RE: Edith Jacksson
Couldn't find Sam's grave but found he was born July 27 1885 and died May 1 1932 in Grimes Co, Texas
Added by Claire Ehrhart Abel on May 18, 2016 1:32 PM
Claire Ehrhart Abel
Edith Jackson
I am going to change her parents
Added by Claire Ehrhart Abel on May 18, 2016 12:42 PM
Claire Ehrhart Abel
Edith Tisdale
- I just got the parents this morning from Bob Bardo

Edith's marker says 1919


Added by Claire Ehrhart Abel on May 18, 2016 10:56 AM
s e folmar
RE: William Brown 162566764
1870 Belmont Co: John McKnight 48 OH, Lydia 35 OH,
George W 6 OH. 1880 Belmont Co: John McKnight 56 OH, Lydia 42 OH, George 13 WV, Frances Cummins 87 VA (mother) Nancy Crisswell 53 VA (other). I haven't found this bunch in the census before 1870. Frances McKnight married Wm P Cummins 5Jan1845 Ohio Co (West)Virginia & died Belmont Co 18Jul1880. I'll keep looking.
Added by s e folmar on May 14, 2016 2:15 PM
s e folmar
RE: William Brown 162566764
I didn't find anything in KY. Found the info in Belmont Co. William F McKnight b 11Apr1900 Greenup, Carter Co, KY. Recorded in Belmont Co.
George William McNight b WV d 19Dec1900 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH 36y 22d. The WWI draft record I found before said his birthday was 11Apr1899. Guess that's wrong. I'll see if I can find anything on George before he married. No place of burial listed.
Added by s e folmar on May 14, 2016 1:09 PM
s e folmar
RE: William Brown 162566764
Yes it does. I think he was William's stepfather.
Added by s e folmar on May 14, 2016 10:24 AM
Kelly Ruiz
Dear Janice,

I notice the family resemblance from your eyes! It is so awesome that you put all this together.
Added by Kelly Ruiz on Apr 14, 2016 4:59 PM
Kelly Ruiz
Irene Zack
Please find the following information. I believe they were Russian Orthodox like my grandmother.
Birth: 1876
Death: 1954

Family links:
Pauline Hovance (1883 - 1948)*

*Calculated relationship

Greek Orthodox Cemetery
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

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Record added: Sep 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76808715
Added by Kelly Ruiz on Apr 14, 2016 4:53 PM
Kelly Ruiz
RE: Irene Zack
Dear Irene,
Hello, I guess we are related. I will tell you what I know and maybe you can fill in the blanks. I believe Irene (Hovance) Zak is my maternal great grandfathers sister. Irene's brother is Prokop Hovance and her sister-in-law was Pauline Prokop. They were both born in Galencia, Austria. Pauline and Prokop (my great grandparents) lived in Wendel, PA. Prokop died on March 20, 1954. Prokop and Pauline had 8 children, one being my grandmother who was Nellie (her real name was Anastasia) but for some reason she went by Nellie. By the way, I spoke to a 2nd cousin of mine (she is the granddaughter of Prokov so Irene would have been her great aunt). She told me that Hovance was not their real name. I think Irene's mother was a Hovance. I was told by my second cousin that the name Hovance used to be one of the following Hovanitz, Chovenetz, or Choventiecz. I hope that all makes sense.

As I said, my name is Kelly and I am the great grand niece of Irene. Do you know if Nazary's name was John of if he went by the name John? Can I somehow link the other relatives to this site? By the way, I bear a slight resemblance to Irene. If you want the information let me know. I am still trying to find out where the name Kolenic fits with Irene. My second cousin was going to look at her mothers birth certificate to see if she could find more information. Let me know if I can be of any help to you.
Added by Kelly Ruiz on Apr 14, 2016 4:48 PM
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