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 .

Give me a Shout-out About Family History

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.
I have the complete obit if you are related and need more information. Please state how you are related in your email.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Eli Douthit... First Bicycle Police Officer*

I found this article in Danville Commercial news, July 24, 1932. There is also a picture.

*"Eli Douthit, the city's first bicycle officer, and the last member of the force of 1896 - 1897 to die. When Douthit demonstrated that an officer could cover more territory on a bike than on foot other members of the force on duty in the "sticks" were provided with bikes purchased by the city."

Monday, November 15, 2010

Harry Watkins Obituary*

Danville Commercial News Oct. 6, 1973
*Harry Watkins
Indianola (CNS) - Services will be at 10 a.m. at tge Houghton Funeral Home in Georgetown for Harry Edwin Watkins, 79, of rural Indianola, who died Friday (Oct. 5, 1073) at the Lake View Memorial Hospital in Danville.
The Rev. Ray Silver will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn Vemetery. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1893, in Danville, the son of Albert and Emma Bracewell Watkins. He was married to India McMillan, who survives.
Other survivors include a son, Ray Allen of Aurora, and eight grandchildren.
A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
A World War I veteran, he was a farmer in the Indianola area.

Mrs. India Watkins Obituary

Danville Commercial News
Dec. 4, 1978
Mr.s India Watkins
Indianola - Mrs. India A. Watkins, 83, of Indianola Route 1, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 3, 1978) at Lakeview Medical Center in Danville.
She was active in the management of several family farms.
She was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of Indianola High School and Brown Business College in Danville.
Born Dec. 21, 1894, in Indianola, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McMillan. She was married in St. Joseph to Harry Watkins, who died in 1973.
Survivors include a son, Ray A. of Aurora; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Houghton Funeral Home in Georgetown, with the Rev. Ray Silver officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Indianola. Visitation will be from 2 -4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Watkins, Byron J. Obituary*

Danville Commercial News Dec. 18, 1939
Former City Man Is Dead
*Byron J. Watkins
Death came to Byron J. Watkins, 48, Saturday, Dec. 16, 1939, at the home of a sister in Springfield. He had been in failing health for about two years.
Mr. Watkins operated a confectionery restaurant in South Danville for nearly 10 years, illness forcing his retirement less than two years ago. Since his illness he has spent some time with a brother, Harry, at Indianola, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Reider, Springfield, at whose home he died.
He was a World war veteran, and also held membership in Anchor Lodge, Masons. Unmarried, Mr. Watkins is survived by his mother, Emma, and the sister, both of Springfield, and the brother of Indianola. His father, Albert, and a sister, Winnie, preceded him to death.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church, South Danville, the Rev. M. H. Terry pastor, assisted by the Rev. A. Teeters, officiating. Interment in Springhill Cemetery.
Body was to b e brought to Danville late Monday afternoon by Berhalter's and taken to home of Andrew C ______, 502 S. Gilbert St. S. Danville.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grandpa's Bible

All these years I have had Grandpa's Bible. Two pages were stuck together. On the final page he has written, in his hand writing, birth and some death records. Wow what a find. It just verifies information I have already.