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Linda Severson-Shurtleff (#47241903)
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Bio Photo I live in Spokane, WA, I have been researching the Severson-Cottrell-Shaver-Greenman-Newton and many other family names for close to 40 years. About 10 years ago, I found my Latter Day Saint connection with the Clawson family. My 3rd Gr. Grandparents were Moses and Cornelia Brown-Clawson. So now I'm researching that branch of my father's family too. I got involved in doing genealogy because my grandmother, Nettie Cottrell-Severson,had so much information written down everywhere, it was hard to sort out. She had numerous note books, and all kinds of family papers.Maybe one day I'll publish our work.

I work this hobby into my busy life, as I am a grandmother of 6. We have twinning in this family and at this time have 3 sets of twins in the Severson family as my brother and I both have a set of twin granddaughters.. I am a quilter and a member of a United Methodist Church in Spokane, WA. I have been married for 44 years this summer (1970). I have a M.S. degree in Biology and I keep tabs on plants on our 40 acres of fir and pine timber land in Lincoln Co., WA.
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Sandra Elizabeth Miller
James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen
Hi, Again,
I have checked out the cemetery. I see the family changed the spelling slightly to Clendenen, and I would keep that spelling. As long as you have them listed on the parents' Memorial page, the difference in spelling should not be a problem. I do think his stone says Lewis died in 1951, not 1950, but these stones are hard to read. The thing that concerns me the most is the maiden name given for Emma, Lewis' wife. Where did that come from? Here is a transcription of Lewis and Emma's Cass Co., MI, Marriage Record:

JAMES CLENDENIN, 27 yrs old, Newberg Twp., Cass Co., MI, b. Smithville, Canada, to EMMA ELIZABETH ARMABLE, 33 yrs old, Newberg Twp., MI, b. in Yates Co., NY, Marriage May 1, 1879, Performed by T McKee J. P.

Sandra

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Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 07, 2014 10:15 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen
Hi,
Have you found all the Clendenins I have added to Find a Grave? If not, check Poe Cemetery, Newberg Twp., Cass Co., MI, under Clendenin. All the children are linked to James C. and Ruth Catherine
(Greenman)Clendenin's Memorial pages at Poe Cemetery. I will check out your information about James Sheldon. Thank you so much!

Sandra
Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 07, 2014 9:25 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen
Hi,
BLESS YOU! I am so glad to hear from you, because this child was the only one I could not locate in a cemetery. The list of those long names and the dates of birth for James and Ruth Clendenin's children - and also the information that James Sheldon and Lydia were twins - came from Joe Ruggles, a great-great grandson of James and Ruth. James Sheldon had a son, Marvin, who was deaf. That part of the family would visit Carrie Melissa (Clendenin)Miller, wife of Wellington Miller (my great grandfather Miller's brother), down here in Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI. My third cousin, Diane (Miller) Babcock, is part of Carrie and Wellie's line (a great-granddaughter). She and her father were in contact with Joe Ruggles. That is how I got this information.

I agree that this is not supported by the censuses (I have just looked over all my Clendenin material). The spelling of the surname is consistent with the spelling used by the family here, but it is certainly true that there are other spellings, such as Clendenning. I think you should record everything as it is on the stone, and use the bio to explain. For instance, I can say in Lydia's bio that family researchers believe that Lydia and James Shelson are twins, but that is not supported in some of their censuses - and leave it at that.

I would be happy to correspond with you by email:
semiller12@gmail.com

Sandra
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Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 07, 2014 9:18 PM
Carolyn Highwood
Kenneth Blais
Thank you for tranfering him to me, I will be able to tell his story, once again thank you
carolyn
Added by Carolyn Highwood on Jul 05, 2014 6:28 AM
Anne Mortensen
RE: Henry Draper
Yes, that helps a lot. Thank you. I have a meeting to go to now but will add the information tonight when I get home.
Added by Anne Mortensen on Apr 22, 2014 7:23 PM
Anne Mortensen
Henry Draper
It is silly to reinvent the wheel, I agree. I just want to be sure the link is correct before I insert it. I have inserted information for people before and then found out it was not correct.

I looked it up on ancestry and family search but didn't see anything that linked Henry to Minnie, although I am sure you are right.
Added by Anne Mortensen on Apr 22, 2014 12:47 PM
Anne Mortensen
Henry Draper
Please give me a link to see where Henry is related to Minnie Cottrell. I found information about Rueben and Oliver but there was no mention of Henry. I didn't find any information on Ancestry.com either that would link them. Once I have that information I will link Henry to his mother and siblings.
Added by Anne Mortensen on Apr 22, 2014 11:41 AM
Anne Mortensen
Henry Draper Genealogy
Thank you for sending me information on Henry's mother. Before I add information I receive from people I like to see the source it came from to be sure it is correct information.

If you will kindly let me know the source of your information I will follow through and be glad to add the correct information.

Thank you for your hard work.

Anne Mortensen
Added by Anne Mortensen on Apr 16, 2014 10:06 PM
Penny Lee
Robert Barr
When you send links you need to make sure they are the right numbers. You sent me his brother Jesse and some Eugene Cottrell. I found his parents and linked him up, but it was a mess for awhile. Penny
Added by Penny Lee on Apr 09, 2014 8:46 AM
jrrmr910
Hargrave
Sorry - but the links to siblings are being made by Find A Grave / Ancestry.

Added by jrrmr910 on Mar 23, 2014 4:53 PM
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