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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, February 20, 2011

Elizabeth Owens and John W. Jones Marriage Announcement

Danville Commercial News Mon. Aug. 23, 1909

Married in Bloomington

Miss Elizabeth Owens and John W. Jones, both of this city, were married in Bloomington, Ill. on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. J. W. Somerville, performing the ceremony.

J. C. Dora obit

Danville Commercial News Oct. 31, 1957

J. C. Dora Dies at 64

Joseph C. Dora, 64, 817 Oak St., for 41 years an express messenger for the Railway Express Agency, died unexpectedly about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30, 1957) in his home.
Mr. Dora came to Danville 26 years ago from Vincennes, Ind., where he was born March 7, 1893 to Alexander and Mary Brennan Dora. He was a World I veteran, and a member of Curtis G. Redden Post 210 American Legion.
Among the survivors are the wife, Eileen Jordan, whom he married June 22, 1921 in Vincennes; two daughters, Mrs. Doris McNamara and Mrs. Juanita Monson, both of Danville; a son, Joseph C. Dora Jr. of Wilmington, and 11 grandchildren.
A brother and two sisters are P. A. Dora, and Mrs. Alice Prullage, both of Vincennes, and Mrs. Teresa McCrisaken of Terre Haute, Ind.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. C. B. Motsett officiating. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jones-Sullivan Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Mrs. Daisy Ann Fackler Richards Pate Obit*

Danville Commercial News Oct. 3, 1955
*Mrs. Pate, 74, Succumbs
Mrs. Daisy Ann Pate, 74, of 212 1/2 Bryan Ave., died at 8 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 2, 1955) in St. Elizabeth Hospital, where she had been a patient since Sept. 19. She had been in failing health two years.
Born in LaMar, Mo., Jan. 30, 1881, daughter of Albert and Eveline Fackler, Mrs. Pate was reared and educated in Tolono. She was married at Champaign to Joseph Fisher Richards, who died in 1918. In 1931 she married William Henry Pate, who preceded her in death in 1934.
Surviving are two sons, James Richards of Lexington, Ky., and Joseph Richards of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Estelle King of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; a brother, O. J. Fackler of Pesotum, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Tibbs of Decatur.
The body is at the Pape Memorial Home where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Thomas Oliver will officate, with burial in Songer Cemetery.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mary F. Jones Obit

Danville Commercial News Sept. 27, 1976
Miss Mary F. Jones

Miss Mary F. Jones, 88, of 1221 N. Grant, died at 6:15 this morning (Sept. 27, 1976) at the Americana Nursing Home, where she had been a patient two weeks. She previously had been a patient at Lakeview Medical Center and had been in failing health the past year.
Miss Jones was a member of Catlin Church of Christ. Her hobbies were baking and raising flowers.
Born Feb. 4, 1888 in a log cabin north of Catlin, she was a daughter of Benjamin M. and Sarah Ann Thornton Jones. She attended Hazel Grove School, northeast of Catlin.
For the past 10 years she resided with her niece, Mrs. Wilbur (Margaret L.) Griffith, whom she reared.
Also surviving are five great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, including Wilbur Jones, a deputy county clerk at the Vermilion Courthouse for many years.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pape Memorial Home with Nelson Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Catlin. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Robert L. Taylor obit

Danville Commercial News - May 17, 1988
Robert L. Taylor

Robert L. Taylor, 62, of Danville, died at 10:54 a.m. Monday ( May 16, 1988) at his home. He was born June 18, 1925, in Danville, son of Forrest H. and Cora M. Goodpaster Taylor. He attended Hooton Grade School and Danville High School. He worked at General Electric, retiring in 1985 after 39 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church. He was a member of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge 38, Danville Scottish Rites Bodies, and American Legion Post 210. He was Past Monarch of Gao Grotto and past president of Midwest Grotto Association. He was an avid Cubs fan. He married Madeline Jean Nolan in Danville Aug. 17, 1946. She survives. Also surviving: his mother of Georgetown; a son R. Bruce (Nancy) of Danville; two daughters, _________ of Rantoul, Ill., and ____________of Bismarck, Ill.; a brother, Donald F. of Oakwood; a sister,___________of Ridge Farm; seven grandchildren, _______, _______, _________, _____, ________, _________ and _________.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pape Memorial Home & Gardens, with Dr. Jerry Martin and Rev. Sam Nichols officiating. Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, with military rites Thursday by American Legion Post 210. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday conducted by Olive Branch Masonic Lodge.

Mary Nash Hanson obit

Danville Commercial News - June 4, 1968
Mrs. Mary Hanson
Mrs. Mary Miles Hanson, 46, of 230 Tennessee, died at 10:15 a.m. yesterday (June 3, 1968) in the Mercy Hospital at Urbana where she had been a patient since May 20.
Born Jan. 18, 1922, in Browns, Ill., she was a daughter of Joe and Marie Moody Nash. She was a former resident of Oakwood but had lived most of her life in Danville.
She was married in August of 1960 to Jewell Hanson, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, _______________ of Oakwood and _____________ of Decatur; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Val Moody of Browns; two brothers, Joe V. Nash of Danville Route 4 and Paul K. Nash of Pekin, and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Hanson was a member of the McKinley Methodist Church. She was an organist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Ben W. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.