Just some info:

Please keep in mind that I have lots of time and money invested in this project. Many of the names are family members... some a few (not usually very far) generations down the line. Others are names in my husband's family, brothers-in-laws families and my sons-in-laws families and daughter-in-laws families. Some are related to others in my family tree but not directly to me. All information I have personally gathered. I did not use any information from the Mormon Church's many sites. I have researched everything. Most photos belong to me directly, except the ones that I have given credit too.

My family lines are (note: the * are in my family tree {I still have many to mark.}) Jones, Pugh, Knowles, Prothero, Painter, Owens, Nash, Albright, Watkins, Hall, Edgerton, Willoughby, Draper, Charinsky, Aikin, Moore, Meers, Morgan, DalValley (DalVallee), Monson, Klaman, Breeden, Dora, Russell, Williamson, Arnold, Chism, Siddell, Weindenburner, Gill, Ames, Wallis, Chantos, Keller, Davis, Wilcox, Cox, Pate, Gruber, Palmer, Sullivan, Douthit, West, Butler, Reese, Balsley, Smallcomb and the list goes on.

Some folks, on this blog, are friends or friends' parents. Others are individuals that are on the same page as one of my family.

I am willing to do research for others, however I do charge for extensive research and for the cost of research items. To check in some of our local cemetery records they do charge. Birth and Death records also cost. Before I do that search I will require a deposit in my paypal account. Please ask ahead if I will be charged to help you. Also all of the articles I have, I have paid to make copies of .

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I am not only looking for and posting my own family history, but others that I have found.

Blank lines means the individual is still living at the time that I post the article. I try not to publish any names of living individuals. This is not always possible, as some folks may still be alive and I don't know them. Sorry if I have posted a name of someone you know for sure is still living. Contact me and I will make their name a blank line.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois

I came across this book in the Danville Public Library. I looked for last names that I knew were in my tree. I found two Painters.

John Painter: served in the Virginia troops, and was paid off at Romney. He came to Williamson county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned. page 175

Joseph Painter was born in New Jersey in 1744. He served in the North Carolina troops, enlisting six times from 1777 to 1781, with Capts. William Bateman, John Turnbull, James Robinson, and _____ Gillyfalls; under Cols. Bateman, Hugh Brevard, James Armstrong and Wm. Davidson. He was in the battle of Ramsour's Mill and several skirmishes with the Indians. He came to Illinois with his son and settled in the town of Hutton, Coles county. He was pensioned in 1833. He lived to be over 90 years of age. Page 23

Source:Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois
by Harriet J. Walker
The Standard Printing Company
Los Angeles, California

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dolores M. Knowles Harrison Candler Obituary*

Danville Commercial News Nov. 30, 1993

Dolores M. (Harrison) Candler
*Dolores M. (Harrison) Candler, 75, of Danville, passed away at 8 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 28, 1993) at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 27, 1917, in Danville, the daughter of Floyd and Harriet Nash Knowles. She married Frederick Harrison June 21, 1941. He preceded her in death in April 9, 1971. She later married Bob Candler Oct. 3, 1987, in Danville. He survives.
Also survining one daughter _______________ of Danville; one step-son, _____________ of Bismarck; three step-daughters, _________ of Veedersburg, Ind., __________ of Danville, and ___________ of Danville; one sister, Beverly (Merle) :Balsley of Naperville; two-grandchildren, ______ of Danville and ________ of Wheaton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Harold Jack Knowles, and one son, David Harrison.
For many years, she worked for Block & Kuhl as a cashier. She was also a general manager at Illinois Bankers Life Insurance Company. In her later years, she was instrumental in the starting and running of the Danville Thrift Shop.
She was a member of Vermilion Heights Christian Church, past worthy matron of the Danville Chapter OES, past worthy high priestess of the Aschan Shrine. She enjoyed traveling, flowers, and her family.
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Sunset Funeral Home; Officiating Kenneth Bostwick; Burial: Sunset Memorial Park; Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials Alzheimer's Support Group, in c/o The Key Club, 1225 N. Jackson St., Danville, Ill 61832.

Laura Morgan Moore Obituary*

Danville Commercial News Oct. 19, 1942 page 4
*Former City Teacher Dead
Mrs. Laura Morgan Moore
Death came to Mrs. Laura Morgan Moore, 71, 2626 Cannon St., at 7 a.m. Monday after several years of semi-invalidism following a failure in health.
She was born Jan. 8, 1871 in Danville, daughter of Aaron and Thurzah Jones Morgan. After qualifying as a teacher she spent 15 years in that profession, serving at Lincoln and Grant Schools. After retiring from teaching she assisted her parents, who were florists and operated a greenhouse at Kimber St. and Logan Ave.
She was married to Robert Morgan on Oct. 9, 1920. Surviving are the husband, a brother Edward Morgan of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Phelps, of Princeton. Another sister preceded her in death. For 65 years she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was known as a devout Christian and a diligent Bible student.
The body will remain at Berhalter Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral, to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. A. F. Bremicker, pastor, officiating. Burial in Springhill Cemetery.

William F. Butler Obituary*

Danville Commercial News Oct. 8, 1955
*W. F. Butler Expires at 71
William F. Butler, 71, a resident of this community most of his life, died at 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 8, 1955) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Meers of Park Forest, Ill.
Mr. Butler was born March 19, 1884, in Vermilion County.
The body is being brought to the Berhalter Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Danville Commercial News Oct. 9, 1955 page 37
W. F. Butler Funeral Set at Tilton
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Tilton Methodist Church for William F. Butler, 71, who died Saturday morning (Oct. 8, 1955) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Meers of Park Forest, Ill.
The Rev. Robert Freeman will officiate, with Berhalter Funeral Service in charge. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Mr. Butler was a retired clerk of the Webster Grocery Co. where he worked 30 years. Prior to his employment there he had worked as a coal miner in this area.
He was a lifelong member and active worker of the Methodist church in Tilton, where he resided until leaving to stay with his daughter about a month ago.
A life resident of this community, Mr. Butler was born March 19, 1884, in Vermilion County, the son of Samuel and Susan Graham Butler.
His wife, the former Ester Jones, and a brother preceded him in death.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Meers; seven sisters, Mrs. Anna Oteham of Danville, Mrs. Pearl Kirkhart of Bloomfield,Ind., Mrs. Dorothy Carmack of Decatur, Mrs. Bess Phillips, Mrs. Ila Meade, Mrs. Ruth Koontz and Mrs. Minnie Sygmon, all of Tilton; and a granddaughter.
The body is at the Berhalter Funeral Home.

Andrew Charinsky obituary 1926*

Danville Commercial News - Sept. 28, 1926
*Westville Man is Found Dead
Coroner Dispenses with Inquest; Death Attributed To Hemorrhages.
(by Commercial News Special)
Westville, Ill., Dec. 28 - Failure to see Andy Charnisky, 62, about his home all day Monday, and the sight of a door to the enclosed porch standing partly open, aroused the curiosity of Steve Imro, a neighbor.
Late Monday evening Imro investigated and found the body of Charnisky lying inside the enclosed porch, his head on top of the coal scuttle. Hemorrhages apparently had cause death. He had suffered from them in the past and had been warned by his physician that he might die during an attack if help was not nearby.
It is believed that Charinsky died early Monday morning, just after he had built a fire. He had apparently gone to the coal shed for coal. The heating stove door had been left open and the fire had burned out.
Coroner John D. Cole, came to Westville Monday night, with Deputy Sheriff Liggett and O. W. Longenecker, assistant state's attorney, but after an investigation, the coroner gave permission for the removal of the body to the John Urbas undertaking establishment. No inquest will be held.
A daughter-in-law resided with the aged man. She is Mrs. Julia Kocavar Charnisky. With her four children and two brothers, John and Andrew Kocavar, she had gone to Springfield to spend Christmas with her father, John Kocavar. They made the trip by automobile and were expected back Sunday night, but had not arrived Monday night.
One son of the deceased, Andrew Jr., was taken to the state hospital in Kankakee a year ago. There are two other sons: Joe Charinsky, Philadelphia, Pa., and Steve Charnisky, Lorain, Ohio. Mr. Charnisky's wife died several years ago. He had been a resident here for 30 years.

Lillian Loraine Alte Weidenburner Obituary*

Danville Commercial News --- Dec. 18, 1996
*Lillian Loraine Weidenburner
Lillian Loraine Weidenburner, 87, of Danville, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 15, 1995) at USMC, Sager campus.
She was born Aug. 29, 1909, in Kentland, Ind., the daughter of John and Mary Etta Smith Alte. She graduated from Alexander High School in 1926. After graduation, the family moved to Danville, where she entered Utterback-Brown Business College. She was employed as a secretary for several law firms and was later appointed fuel oil rationing clerk for the Vermilion County Office of Price Administration.
She married William W. Weidenburner, on Oct. 15, 1944. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: two sisters-in-law, ___________ of Bismarck and _____________ of Joliet. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a member of Second Church of Christ Kum Double Sunday School Class and the church choir.
She was also a member of the Vermilion County Home Extension, Amos Corner Unit, AARP, and Pleasant Meadows Christian Village Auxiliary in Chrisman, where she did volunteer work.
She was also an in-service volunteer at Lakeview Medical Center.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center; Officiating: Daniel Overdorf; Burial: Sunset Memorial Park; Visitation: One hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Andrew Charnisky Obituary*

Danville Commercial News - July 31, 1984
*Andrew Charnisky
Services will be at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Danville for Andrew J. Charnisky, 61, of 1614 N. Gilbert. He died at 12:04 a.m. Monday (July 30, 1984)at University Hospital in Indianapolis. He had been a patient five weeks.
The Rev. Thomas Shea will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Barrick & Son Funeral Home, with a parish wake at 7 p.m.
The family has requested that memorials be in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.
He was retired after 32 years as a civil service employee at Chanute Air Force Base. A World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, he was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and a past member of the Vermilion Fishing Club.
Born Feb 22, 1923, in Westville,Ill., he was the son of Andrew and Julia Kochvar Charnisky. He was a graduate of Georgetown High School. He married _____________ in Danville. She survives.
Others survivors include a son, _______________ of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Galloway of Danville; three sisters, ___________ of Georgetown, Mrs. Julia Klaman of Oakwood and __________________ of Westville; a half-brother, _______________ of Georgetown; and three grandchildren.

Jennie Morgan Murray*

Danville Commercial News Dec. 31, 1920 pg. 12
*Mrs. William Murray
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Morgan Murray, wife of William H. Murray, contractor, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the First Church of Christ. The body will be taken to Greenwood Cemetery for Internment.
The Danville Morning Press, Jan. 1, 1921
Mrs. Jennie Morgan Murray
The funeral of Mrs. Jennie Morgan Murray, wife of William H. Murray, 703 Chandler Street, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Church of Christ, West Seminary Street. The pastor, Rev. A.F. de Gafferelly, will officiate and the burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daniel S. Jones Obituary*

Danville Commercial News - July 29, 1969
*Daniel Stewart Jones Sr., 75, of 901 Chandler, died at 12:40 p.m. yesterday (July 28, 1969) in Lake View Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since last Friday. He had been in ill health several years.
Born Jan. 31, 1894, in Tilton, he was a son of Charles A. and Elizabeth Winifred Jones Jones. His schooling was in Tilton.
Mr. Jones was a retired car inspector and had been employed at the Western Brick Co.
He was an Army Veteran of World War I.
He was married Dec. 11, 1919 to Mary Holman, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, _________ of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Margaret) Hathaway of Danville; two brothers, Ernest C. Jones of Allen Park, Mich., and Weldon A. Jones of Attica, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Zelva Erickson of Villa Park, Ill., and Mrs. Wilma Carr of Attica; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, two brothers and a grandson.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Tilton United Methodist Church and a former member of the American Legion. His hobbies were raising flowers and following all sports.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pape Memorial Home. The Rev. John W. Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Songer Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Weldon Jones Obituary*

Danville Commercial News Feb. 10, 1973
*Attica, Ind. - Weldon "shorty" Jones, 71, of Attica Route 1, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9, 1973) at his home. He had been ill for 11 years and seriously ill for three weeks.
Born Sept. 23, 1901 at Tilton, Ill., he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Jones.
He married Elizabeth Jackson on March 8, 1926 in Attica. She survives.
He had been a resident of Attica for 20 years and had previously lived in Indianapolis 32 years where he owned and operated a tavern.
He attended school at Tilton and was a member of the Attica Christian Church.
Survivors also include two sons, ________ of Zionsville and ________ of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Wilma) Carr of Attica and Mrs. Zelva Erickson of Oak Park, Ill.; a brother, Ernest Jones of Allen Park, Mich.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at the Dale Maus Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harry C. Randolph officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Elizabeth Benedict Hall obituatry

Maryville Enterprise Wed. Nov. 19, 1958

Charity Fowler Hall Obituary

Maryville Enterprise, Aug. 29, 1956

Harry Hall Obituaries*

Maryville Enterprise Aug. 19, 1951
*Hall, Harry D., died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Blount Memorial Hospital. Survivors: widow, Mrs. Sylvia Gunter Hall; two daughters, __________ , ___________; son, ______________; three sisters, Mrs. John Flanagan, Mrs. Raymond Reno of Walland, ____________ of Alcoa; three brothers, Sam, Alcoa; Clyde, Knoxville; David, Massachusetts; grandmother, Mrs. Florence Russell, Maryville.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Alcoa First Baptist Church with burial in Clark's Grove Cemetery. Mr. Hall was an employee of the Aluminum Company of America.
The Daily Times, Maryville, Tennessee Thursday, August 16, 1951
Hall, Harry D., 38, died Wednesday 3 p.m. at Blount Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sylvia Gunter Hall; two daughters, ______________ and ___________; one son, __________; three sisters, Mrs. John Flanagin and Mrs. Ruby Reneu of Walland, and ___________ of Alcoa; three brothers, Sam Hall of Alcoa, Clyde of Knoxville and David Hall of Massachusetts; grandmother, Mrs. Florence Russell of Maryville. Funeral services Saturday 3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Alcoa. Burial at Clark's Grove Cemetery. The body will be removed from McCammon-Ammons to the home, 663 Cherry St., Alcoa, at 3 p.m. Friday and will be taken to the church one hour before services.

Harry Hall Death Certificate*

*Harry Hall Death Certificate

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hickman Pictures

Howard Hickman

Frank Hickman

Asa Hiram Hickman

Alva Robert Hickman

My source for the pictures and the information about them is: Book: Fighting Men of Illinois - an Illustrated Historical Biography compiled from Private and Public Authentic Records - Vermilion County Edition
Call numbers at the Danville Public Library: Ill; 923.57736; FIG
Location: Archives room
Edited and Published by S. C. Bartlett
Chicago, Ill
Copyright: 1918

Some pics of interest*

*D. Stewart Jones

Bert Hill

*Arista V. Kerby

*Roy D. Bracewell

*Harry Edwin Watkins

*Frank Klaman

Clarence J. Depke

*Bryon J. Watkins

My source for the pictures and the information about them is: Book: Fighting Men of Illinois - an Illustrated Historical Biography compiled from Private and Public Authentic Records - Vermilion County Edition

Call numbers at the Danville Public Library: Ill
Location: Archives room

Edited and Published by S. C. Bartlett
Chicago, Ill

Copyright: 1918

Sammie K Hall Obituary*

Maryville Alcoa Times July 1, 1985
*Hall, Sammie K, 62, Wright Road, Alcoa, died Sunday at the family home. He was a member of the Laborers Union for 16 years and an employee of Tipton and Reynolds Construction for 18 years.
Survivors include: daughters; _______________, of Alcoa, ________________ of Knoxville, ________________ of Maryville; four grandchildren; brother David L. Hall, Brimfield, Maine; sisters, Bertha Flanagan, Walland, Ruby Reno, Maryville, ___________ of Alcoa.
Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Old Piney Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Smith Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to the Blount Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.

(Note: I know that Uncle Sam had a son by another marriage. I do not know any other information about the son.)

Clyde Hall Obituary*

Maryville Alcoa Times Oct. 7, 1963

*Hall, Clyde, 49, North Wrights Road, Alcoa, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Jennie Hall; daughters Miss Barbara Ann and ________, both of Alcoa; six sons, ________, of United States Army, _________, __________, ___________, Danny, and _______, all of Alcoa; brothers David Leon of Massachusetts, Sam of Maryville; three sisters, Mrs. John Flanagan of Walland, Mrs. Raymond Reno of Maryville, _______ of Alcoa. Funeral was held Sunday with interment in Clark's Grove Cemetery.

Ruby L. Reno obituary*

Please note that anyone I that I know is still alive I will draw a line in place of their name (s).

Maryville Alcoa Times, Dec. 11, 1998

*Ruby L. Reno, age 80, of Maryville, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday Dec. 11, 1998 at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Reno; parents, Dave and Ollie Hall; brothers Sam, William, Clyde and Harry Hall; sister Bertha Flannagan.
Survivors: _____________________
Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Gary Simerly officiating. Interment will be following the service at Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 unitl 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec 13, 1998 in the West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville, 983-1000.

Ruby Hall married*

*Ruby Hall married Raymond Reno on April 10, 1937. They were married by John L. Law - Justice of the Peace in Blount County, Tennessee. Lic. # 1239 Book 27 page 1239. It was recorded by E. A. Walker on May 14, 1937.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I just came back...

I just came back from a great genealogy/family trip. I will post information in the next few days. I need to get some much needed rest.
I will be back at our local library tomorrow doing more research. Oh how I wish I was retired so I could do this all the time.