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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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mabel Bell Obit

Danville Commercial News - July 16, 1968

Mrs. Mabel Bell

Services for Mrs. Mabel O. Bell, 75, of 1030 N. Walnut, who died early yesterday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Christian Church. The Rev. Joe Detamore will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Pape Memorial Home after 2 p.m. today.

Julia Marie Klaman Obit*

Danville Commercial News - Oct. 18. 2007

*Julia Marie Klaman
Julia M. Klaman, 86, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Wedgewood Nursing Home in Lakeland, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel, 3901 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
She was preceded in death her husband, Edward L. Klaman, who passed away Dec. 12, 1967, at the age of 49 in Spooner, Wis.
Surviving are one son, __________ of Kankakee; one daughter, __________ of Lakeland, Fla.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, ________ and ______ and one brother, _______. She was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Charnisky.

William Weidenburner Obit

Danville Commercial News - June 19, 1977

Ex-manager of bulk plant dies at 72

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Second Church of Christ for William Weidenburner, 72, former manager of the Johnson Oil Co. bulk plant in Danville.
Mr. Weidenburner of 919 Garfield Place died at 7 p.m. Friday (June 17, 1977) at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., where he had been a patient a few hours after being transferred from St. Elizabeth Hospital. He had been in failing health several years.
The Rev. Gary Morning will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Pape Memorial Home.
Mr. Weidenburner served as bulk plant manager of the oil company for 31 years. When the company was bought out by Standard Oil of New Jersey, he became bulk plant manager of the Enco Co. He held that position for about three years before retiring in 1960.
Mr. Weidenburner also had worked at Peabody Mines and at Allith-Prouty.
A member of the Second Church of Christ, he served as chairman of the board and the elders for 16 years. In honor of his years service, he was named elder emeritus. He also was an active member of the Kum Dubble Sunday School class.
Mr. Weidenburner was a member of the Anchor Lodge 980 and a former member of the Danville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and the Danville Consistory. His hobby was coin collecting.
Born April 4, 1905 in Danville, he was a son of Fred and Della Forshier Weidenburner. He attended St. Patrick School.
On May 11, 1929 in Danville, he married Vercha B. Collom. She died May 6, 1943. He later married Lillian Loraine Alte on Oct. 15, 1944 in Danville. She survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Albert of Danville and Eugene of Westville, and two sisters, Mrs. Leona Meinert of Joliet and Mrs. Feryl Phipps of Canton, Ohio.
Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The family has asked that memorials be in the form of contributions to the building fund of the Second Church of Christ.

Regina "Wini" Watkins Obit

Danville Commercial News Aug. 19, 1998

Regina "Wini" Watkins

Regina "Wini" Watkins, 77, of Danville, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday (Aug. 17, 1998) at Danville Care North.
She was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Danville, the daughter of Frederick J. and Josephine M. Dillon Hembrey. She married Charles D. Watkins in February 1964. He preceded her in death in March 1973. Survivors include: a brother __________ and a sister-in-law, ___________, both of Danville; a stepson, _____________ of St. Petersburg, Fla.; tow special friends, Maggie Conner-Cline and Eleanor Ellis, both of Danville; and many nieces and nephews; and two step-grandchildren.
She attended Holy Family Catholic Church and worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital from which she retired in 1986.
Services: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Pape Memorial Home & Gardens; Officiating: Father Ted Pracz; Burial: Resurrection Cemetery; Visitation: one hour prior to the service on Wednesday; Memorials: Holy Family Catholic Church.

Ruth Lucille Lanter Obit

Danville Commercial News - Sun. June 18, 1989
Ruth Lucille Lanter

Ruth Lucille Lanter, born New Year's Eve 1910, devoted daughter of Bert and Emma DeLany Watkins, passed away Saturday, June 17, 1989.
Mrs Lanter was the beloved widow of Herman Lanter, and blessed mother of Molly Ruth and Julian Belcher, and the adoring grandmother of _______ and __________, three great-grandchildren, ________, _____, and _______. Other survivors include two sisters, Fern Watkins and Mrs. Vivian (David) Adamson. Preceding her in death were three sisters: Mrs. Marian Smith, Mrs. Mildred Biggs and an infant sister; three brothers: Charles Delany Watkins, infant twins.
Mrs. Lanter worked at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. for more than 40 years, retiring from a management position.
Following her retirement, Mrs. Lanter devoted her life and her love to her child and grandchildren and found peace with nature and God's creatures.
Private services will be at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, with internment at Spring Hill Cemetery on Monday, June 19, 1989.

Vivian Iris Watkins Adamson Obit

Danville Commercial News - Aug. 26, 1999

Vivian W. Adamson

Vivian Iris Adamson, 86, of Easton, Md., formerly of Danville, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 22, 1999) at the Memorial Hospital in Easton.
She was born Jan. 22, 1913 in Danville, the daughter of Bert Henry and Emma Matilda Delaney Watkins. She married David Adamson, Sept. 9, 1939 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1999, after 59 years of marriage.
Survivors, include ______________ of Easton and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
She was a lifelong resident of Danville until moving to Easton two years ago. She was a graduate of Danville High School in 1930 and had attended Eastern Illinois Teacher College where she received a teacher training certificate. She taught primary grades in Danville and Vermilion County schools for many years.
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Spring Hill Cemetery Chapel, 301 East Voorhees in Danville. Family and friends will be received one hour before the service at the chapel. A nephew, Pastor Gary Gritton of Urbana will officiate. Arrangements are by Pape Memorial Home & Gardens.

David Adamson Obit*

Danville Commercial News - April 23, 1999
*David Adamson
David Adamson, 86, formerly of Danville, died Saturday (April 17, 1999) at the Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md.
He was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Dunfermline, Scotland, the son of the late William S. and Jane Fisher Adamson. His family came to the United States when he was 8. He was a resident of Danville until moving to Easton two years ago.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific in World War II. He was employed for many years as a lithographer with Interstate Printing & Publishing.
Mr. Adamson was a 50-year life member of Olive Branch Lodge of the Masonic Order. He was active in music circles and was a member of the Top Hatters Quartet for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vivian Watkins Adamson, a Danville native, now of Easton; a daughter, ______________ of Easton; a sister Betsy (Maurice) Gritton of Stokesdale, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Spring Hill Cemetery, 301 E. Voorhees. Family and friends may call one hour before the service. A nephew, Pastor Gary Gritton of Urbana, will conduct the services. Arrangements are by Pape Memorial Home & Gardens in Danville.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Richard H. Carpenter Obit

Danville Commercial News - Nov. 7, 1994

Richard H. Carpenter

Richard H. Carpenter, 74, of Danville, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1994) at VA Medical Center in Danville.
Born Aug. 13, 1920, in Danville, to John and Lilly McConnell Carpenter. He attended Henning Grade School and graduated from Danville High School in 1938. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had worked as a nursing assistant at the VA Medical enter in Danville for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He had also worked as a part-time gas station attendant. He was a former member of the Drum and Bugle Corps at the American Legion.
He married Charlotte Ann Carpenter Oct. 16, 1952, in Crown Point, Ind. She survives. Also surviving: a daughter, Bernice (Charles) Mattis, three grandchildren, __________, ___________, and _____________, a sister Waneta (Frank) Hoskins, and a brother, George (Lorraine) Carpenter, all of Danville. He was preceded by his parents and two brothers, Carl and Henry.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Pape Memorial Home & Gardens; officiating: Pastor Gene Grubb; Burial: Danville National Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 210; Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Pape's.

Jean M. Charnisky Galloway*

Danville Commercial News - Oct. 14, 1991

*Jean M. Galloway
Jean M. Galloway, 44 of Danville, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 10, 1991) at United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus.
Born Feb. 11, 1947, in Danville, she was the daughter of Andrew John and Norma Jean Williams Charnisky. She was formerly married to Richard Dale Harrier in 1964 in Lawrenceville, Ill. She was later married on Oct. 21, 1978, in Danville to Robert Donald Galloway, who survives.
Also surviving, her mother, Norma Jean Wieburg of Danville; two sons, __________ of Tilton and ________________ at home; and a daughter, ________________ of Westville. She was preceded in death by her father.
Jean was a graduate of Georgetown High School and the St. Elizabeth Medical Laboratory School in Danville. She was employed as a certified medical laboratory technician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Danville for the two years. She was formerly employed for 10 years at United Samaritans Medical Center, Sager Campus. She was a member of Central Christian Church of Danville. She enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching, golf, collecting crafts and her pet cat, "Kitsy."
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Central Christian Church with Dr. Jerry D. Martin officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation was 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Funeral Home.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Find A Grave

This is a great site. I have been doing "grave" finding for a few months. Well actually this past summer I decided I was going to take pictures of graves and then post them to here. With the Find A Grave site I can post more relevant information, like obits, and other bits and pieces of information I find in the old news papers. Have fun and check this site out.