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Susie (#47375864)
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I became interested in Genealogy as a HS teenager, forty years ago, when the following three factors came together about at the same time: 1) I relocated to Champaign Co., OH to reside with a sibling. Initially and merely out of pure boredom and curiosity, I became interested in cleaning up an old, uncared for cemetery that was on our way to town and within Concord Twp., Pioneer/Kenton Cemetery) where I resided (Hamlet of Eris). 2) The 1977 television mini series, ROOTS, came on; and 3) my Birth Certificate (that I'd never seen or knew of the names on it), had arrived in the mail in order for me to obtain my driver's license. All three events came together like a tornado and thus I began my 39 year passion for GENEALOGY and love of history. Little did I know that this cemetery in itself is full of History, many family members of Simon Kenton (Ohio's Daniel Boone), who knew Daniel as well since these Kentons had 1st emigrated there from Virginia before up to Clark & Champaign Co., OH.It also lead me to the opportunity to be employed as a Probate Deputy Clerk for 12 years in Ohio, restoring several Cemeteries; initiated the Chartering of the CCGS of OGS in Ohio and assisted with that of Green Co., WI. For 25 years, I assisted others with their research professionally as a part time business titled, Family Tree Lines and as a member of C.O.G (Council of Ohio Genealogists), a group of Professional Ohio Genealogists and Secretary of the Champaign County, Ohio Records Commission. I am currently a member of several Southwestern, WI and WI Genealogical and/or Historical Societies, but actively in Green, Lafayette and Iowa. I'm so thankful we now have F.A.G., which keeps me busy contributing names and information onto, for our future generations.

That Birth Certificate lead me to Mineral Pint, Iowa County, Wisconsin for my mother's Maternal side, who were all Catholic Irish and Scotch-Irish: COLLINS/CALLAN, GILMORE, RYAN, CROW(E),
McARDLE,CUNNINGHAM,CALHOUN,DUNBAR... and her Paternal English side: JACKSON, HARRIS, STEVENS, HEATH.... and West Virginia for my father: HEATHERLY, REEL, BOLTON, STOCKWELL, ANGLIN,McCLUNG,CARTER/CARDER,HOGBIN...,the majority of those took me back to Barbour, Harrison, Randolph and Greenbrier counties of West Virginia until the industrial revolution hit the mid west, and my grandparents, Wm. Boyd & Bertha (REEL)HEATHERLY left the mountains of Keyser, Mineral Co., WV, where their first child Edna was born, (Dec 20, 1906), struck out ca 1906-1910 for East Moline, Rock Co., IL, where my father, Carl Raymond Heatherly was born in 1910, where the industrial revolution was booming, as well as all through out the Great Lakes and the entire Midwest. In 2013, I learned he was first married to Shirley (Hutchinson/Hutchison)Riebe, the widow of Walter A. Riebe, Sr. Shirley and Walter had a dau., Iris Riebe b. ca 1930. *Last
My Foster Family names include: CALL, NICHOLS, PATTERSON, GOODWIN/GORDAIN, HARDY, NEVEL, O'BRIEN and CRAIG, all primarily of Rock, Dane, Richland, and Racine Counties of Wisc., some of Winnebago Co., IL.

*Prior to Huricane Katrina, I'd been in touch with my Calhoun cousin, Eunice Cunningham Calhoun Wymand, only to first loose her with her passing and then to loose track of her descendants when Katrina struck. Eunice's mother was my Gr. Gr. Grandmother's niece. Sadly I was not able to get my photos and Eunice's immediate family updated or assist them in identifying the box of photos that her son said he had. Can anyone help me to get back in touch with them again? Susie


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RE: Re: Rebecca J. Thrasher
Hi Susie: Rebecca was married to Miner who is my 2nd cousin 3x removed. (I am so glad that figures out the relationships for us--I would never be able to do it--lol!)

Looks like we're related by marriage. I'm also related to Reed, Carlin, Layman/Leyman, Cathell, Malcomb, Gum, Posey (and many others but those are the major ones) in that area of WV. Any of those names sound familar?

P.S. It's always great to "meet" another cousin.
Added by Char on May 26, 2015 6:44 AM
Jenean Hamilton
William Fleury
Thanks for the information! I have updated his memorial. Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on May 23, 2015 10:16 PM
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RE: Mary Catherine Carter grave, Philippi, Wv
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Added by linda thrasher nestle on May 19, 2015 3:54 PM
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Mary Catherine Carter grave, Philippi, Wv
I noticed a message from 2014 stating "where is Mary C. Carters Grave?" When I visited the Mt.Olive cemetery in Philippi, WV ,I found her grave beside her husband, David Thrasher. David's son Albert,his son Charles and wife Zora Thrasher, their son Willie Thrasher are near David. Next to Mary C. Carter is Isaac and Rebecca Carter, not sure of their relationship to her, probably siblings. Hope this is helpful. David and Mary C. Thrasher are my great-grandparents.
Added by linda thrasher nestle on May 15, 2015 12:22 AM
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Lisa Sedbrook
Thanks for the info ... that has to be the most interesting of stories ... icicle incident... hmmm? I have updated the memorial. Thanks, Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on May 10, 2015 6:35 AM
Far Tripper
RE: Carl Raymond Heatherly # 101379705
One of my hobbies is to read the local paper from 49 years ago. I put flowers on the memorials of the people in the obituaries.
Added by Far Tripper on May 09, 2015 3:22 AM
Palace Hotel
I don't think I will bid on the postcard. Perhaps another will turn up. There is a website called the Montana Memory Project here:

The state is archiving lots of miscellaneous scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, county histories, etc. I was told by the local Drummond library that a collection they had was being scanned at the state library and will soon appear on this site. Check back periodically and see if it has been loaded. It is a fun site is you have any roots in Montana. Their collection of published county histories was very helpful for a friend of mine.

I do not belong to the Drummond Historical Society. I am not even sure if they have one.

I will keep my eye out for anything that might help.
Added by BLS on May 07, 2015 9:52 AM
Palace Hotel
An old photo of the Palace Hotel in Drummond would be fantastic if we could find one. Ebay actually just sold a postcard of the hotel for $3. And somebody in the UK is selling one here:

It is a two story building but it is not as ornate as I expected even in the old photos.
Added by BLS on May 06, 2015 11:17 PM
RE: Morse family & the Drummond hotel
I will try to get a photo of the hotel in the next few days. There is one on the realty site Trulia but I don't want to use it. I will take my own. The building is in such sorry shape. I don't know if it is sound enough to even repair. I don't think an engineer has looked at it. The You-tube video shows it like it is. Can't imagine anyone buying it. Other than the tin ceiling most of the early original decor is gone.
Added by BLS on May 06, 2015 9:18 PM
Morse family & the Drummond hotel
I spoke to a resident of the Drummond area who was born and raised here. She said she believed the hotel in Drummond was called the Palace Hotel. She is in her 70s & had heard stories from older residents. Drummond was a major railroad shipping hub for the local cattlemen. During the shipping season the town was quite busy and the hotel was likely full. Meals were served family style at the hotel. Unfortunately, the hotel has fallen into disrepair and is currently vacant. It is for sale but I don't know if the building could be salvaged. It might cost more than it is worth. I have been on the inside and it was probably impressive in it's day.

My friend said the area of the town which burned was the block west of the hotel so it was not effected.
Hope that helps.
Added by BLS on May 05, 2015 8:41 AM
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