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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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Knowles research in Vermilion County, Illinois

Today I did some research on Knowles Marriages in Vermilion County Illinois. If you are interested in more information you will need to contact the County Clerk's office. I know there is a charge for certificates.
Ada Knowles m William Cole Sept 27, 1906
Alice Rae Knowles m Clinton Anderson Feb. 17, 1914
Belle Knowles m Josiah  Erp March 3, 1923
Clarence Knowles m Mable Brown Aug 10, 1907
Estella Knowles m Pierre Louis Beck Jun 2 1906
Hardy Knowles m Anna Allen Oct 6, 1916
Joseph C. Knowles m Ida Rose July 14, 1917
Nellie Knowles m Roy Knowles Sep 14, 1912
Paul Knowles m Irene Niccum Feb 2, 1915
Samuel Knowles m Jessie Allen Dec 30, 1903
Walter Knowles m Elizabeth Mann Nov. 10, 1910
Roy Knowles m Nellie Knowles Sep 14, 1912

Sunday, September 18, 2011

George Elmer Sullivan Obit*

George Elmer Sullivan*

The Norman Transcript


- George Elmer Sullivan, 82, passed from this life on earth to join with his Lord -- Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 14, 2008. His loving wife, daughter, sons, and friends were at his side at the moment of passing. George was born in Danville, Illinois, on August 21, 1925 to Claude Sullivan and Estella M. Douthitt. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, first wife, and an adopted daughter. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, _______ of Norman, OK, his daughter _________of Enid, OK, his sons ________and wife _______ of Ada, OK,________and wife ________ of Drummond, OK, _________and wife_________of Houston, TX, ________and wife ______ of Norman, OK, ________and wife ________ of Norman, OK, and _________of Houston, TX. George is survived by thirteen grandchildren: ________, ___________and his wife _______, _________and his wife_______, Julie _______ and her husband______, ____________, __________, __________, _________, ___________, ___________, _________, __________, _________and ________. George had ten great grandchildren: __________, _________, _________, _________, __________, ____________, __________, ___________, ___________, and __________.

George grew up in Danville, Illinois and attended Danville High School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a flight engineer on a B-29 bomber. He was honorably discharged on November 27, 1945. George attended Abilene Christian College. When he met his first wife, Iris Colleen Clark, at Sears, she agreed to go out on a date with him after he agreed to attend church with her. They were married on October 16, 1945 in Albuquerque, NM. George and Colleen bore one daughter, Pamela, and adopted a second daughter, Connie. Colleen passed away on March 9, 1972 in Hennessey, Oklahoma. George married Dorothy Ann Bryant on January 31, 1973. Dorothy was a high school art teacher. George loved her five boys as his own.

George entered the Ministry in 1955 and preached for churches of Christ in Moriarty, NM, Junction City, KS, Woodson, TX, Bridge City, TX, Albuquerque, NM, Ponca City, OK, Enid, OK, Hennessey, OK, Helena, OK and then Garden City, Kansas before retiring from the Ministry in 1981. Following his retirement, George continued to preach and teach the word at local churches they attended in Enid, Perkins, Tahlequah, Bethany, and then Norman, Oklahoma, where they have spent the last fifteen years.

George was truly a servant of God and a helper of people. He touched the lives of many people, preaching, teaching, counseling, and helping those in need. One of George's greatest accomplishments was his family, teaching them to love each other, respect people, and to have a servant heart. George also liked reading, Big Band music, OU Football, and OU Women's Basketball.

Following retirement from the ministry, George helped Dorothy with her artwork, traveled to art shows across the United States and enjoyed spending time with his wife, meeting others during their
travels, and seeing the country. George was a faithful and loving husband, a patient and loving father, a supportive grandfather, and a loving friend. His life was a true model of Christian living, an example that will serve his family and all those he touched. He was deeply loved and will be truly missed here on earth. We will all look forward to the day we join him in heaven in the arms of Jesus.

Family will greet friends and relatives from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, January 17, 2008, at Havenbrook Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 18, 2008, at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel with Leon Dennis officiating. Private Interment will follow. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Send condolences online at http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Glayds Marie Smith Yoder Obit*

The Knoxville News Sentinel, July 4, 1993
*Yoder, Glayds Marie Smith - age 69, of Sunflower Rd., died Saturday, July 3, 1993 at Saint Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Kim Watt Baptist Church and the Areme Chapter No 466 O.E.S. She was also actively involved with John T. O'Connor Senior Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Franklin Yoder. Survived by daughters, ________, Pat Kress, _________ and ________ all of Knoxville; sons, ________ of Mundelien, Ill., Horace Yoder of Acaworth, Ga., Philip Michael Yoder of Oak Ridge, _______ and _________ of Knoxville; sisters Rachel Marshall, Ruth Dunaway, and Trula Hunter all of Knoxville; brothers, Gene Allison of Solway and Earl Smith of Kingston; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. O.E.S. memorial service 7:30 p.m. Monday at Rose Chapel followed by funeral service with Rev. Dalton Cochran officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for 12 Noon interment service. The family will receive friends 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Highland Chapel, 5315 Kingston Pike.

Philip Michael Yoder Obit

The Knoxville News-Sentinel Dec. 1, 2002
Yoder, Philip Micheal - age 50 of Oak Ridge passed away Friday, November 29, 2002 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Glayds Yoder and a brother, Howard Yoder. Survivors include his wife, _________ Yoder, sisters and brothers in law, ________ and ________ Davis, Pat and Mike Kress, _______ and_______ Frost, ________ and _________ Nichols, brothers,_______ Yoder and _________ Yoder, brothers and sisters in law, _______ and_______ Yoder and _________ and _________ Yoder; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Yoder was employed by the Eye Surgery Center of Oak Ridge. He served his country in Vietnam with the US Marine Corps and continued serving his community with the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol as a Lt. Colonel. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge, where he was a member; Monday December 2, 2002, with Pastor Steven Damos officiating. The family will receive friends at the church at 9 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, P.O. Box 9720, Knoxville, Tenn. 37940-9720, or the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 512 Chilhowee Dr. Knoxville, Tenn. 37924. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. 6WECARE (865)693-2273

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Henry B. Taylor Obit

Danville Commercial News Sept. 22, 1944

Homer Woman & Father Dies of COmplications

Homer (CNS) - Henry B. Taylor, 64 former employee of the Big Four Railroad shop in Urbana, and father of Mrs. Myrtle Lacey, Homer, died Thursday in Champaign County Hospital in Urbana. Mr. Taylor had lived in Urbana for the last 38 years.
Mr. Taylor was born Nov. 5, 1879 in Whilmington, Ohio. He ( cannot read) moved to Illinois when he was 11 months old and settled in the village of Fairmont (cannot read) Taylor retired as supervisor a year ago because of ill health.
Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Florence Jenkins

Tennessee research*

*I have been research on my husband’s father’s side of the family. In Tennessee records were not kept well so it has been a challenge.
My first challenge has been Clyde’s mother’s family. I have seen where she was a Russell and where she was a Breeden. No one seemed to want to claim her so I began my search with what little I knew. I started off two years ago by obtaining the marriage certificate of David Hall. On it she stated her name was Ollie J. Breeden. There seems to be no information on an Ollie J. Breeden. David and she were married on Nov. 5th 1910 in Blount County, Tennessee by E. L. Williamson, J.P. This information was recorded on Dec. 19, 1910 by C. B. Badgett in Book 12 page 241.
According to my husband’s family she was Janie Russell. My next step was to see just who Ollie J. Breeden was. One thing led to another which all seemed to lead to dead ends. I then decided I need to start finding information on deaths and seeing if I can find any information on my husband’s grandparents. It seems that Tennessee did not keep records, at least at the county level, of births and deaths for about 50 years. *Note to self: Check with Tennessee Vital Records office to see if there are records there that were not kept at county offices.
I checked to see if there was an Ollie Jane Russell married to a Breeden; none to be found. I then decided to search for obituaries of my husband’s aunts and uncles. Lo and behold I found a sister I did not know about. A half-sister – possibly still alive – a call to my husband’s oldest brother and yes there is an aunt that I had no record of. I knew that Ollie had remarried after David died, but she was aged and I didn’t think she would have another child. I found Aunt Alice. She was living in the same home that they all remembered her living in as children. She is the one I found on Ollie Jane’s death certificate as informant. She knew Ollie’s mother – Frances Jackson – but not the father. Strange I thought as everyone knew her as being a Russell.
One my husband’s father’s death certificate it states that his parents were Dave Hall and Jane Russell. This information is also recorded in the Miller Funeral Home Book 1941 – 2001 found at the Blount County Library in Maryville, Tennessee.
I needed to know, was Frances Jackson ever married to a Breeden. Internet searches at ancestry.com have led me to a Frances Jackson married to a John H. Breeden, Feb. 2, 1891 in Sevier County, Tennessee. (*note to self: check this information out and see when or if they legally divorced.) This is near the area where most of my husband’s family lived. He remembers Wear’s Valley as a place they would visit. This now made sense since I knew his great-grandmother had married a Russell at some point. I found the marriage record of Isaac J. Russell and Frances Breeden at the vital records office in Maryville, Tennessee. They were married August 26, 1896 by E. L. Williamson, J. P. ~ same person that married Ollie and Dave.
I have searched the two census records that Ollie would be in with a parent. In the 1900 census I found Jamie (Janie) listing her birth as Dec 1893 with Isaac and Frances. It states that Janie is a daughter of Isaac and Frances. However, Frances and Isaac were not married until 1896, and Frances and John were married, or so I am assuming, John would be a better bet on being her father. Note that many dates did not match other information for the family members birth years and months. This happened frequently as many times births were not recorded or people couldn’t remember exactly, just that it was wintery or summer time. Also note that Isaac’s first wife was still living, Sophronia Virginia Webster, she died about 1893 which would make Isaac and Frances not be parents to Jamie (Janie).
In the 1910 census, Frances states that she was the mother to 6 children, with only 3 still living. On the census roll there are two Russell children that are probably hers and Isaac’s children; Johnie L. age 5 born Mar 1895; since his first wife has passed this cannot be hers, Ethel M. born Sep. 1899 and then Jamie (Janie) born 1893. All of this needs to be checked out and researched more.
The 1910 census has Isaac listing Jennie (Jannie) as his adopted daughter. Birth years match our records and she seems to fit. Searching I have found no legal adoption of Ollie Jane by Isaac Russell.
Frances Jackson Russell’s death certificate lists her parents as John Jackson and Hannah Blair. Other researchers have noted the same information. The informant was Huse Russell, of Maryville, Tennessee which was one of her son’s with Isaac Russell.
Ollie Jane married again on Jan. 21, 1926 about two years after David passed. This time she married a Will Young. She stated her name as being Janie Hall. This marriage is recorded in book 21 page 214 located at the Blount County Vital Records in Maryville, Tennessee. Ollie had two children with Will. The first was a son, unnamed in the record book, born July 30, 1927, whom must have passed between a live birth and 1930 when Alice was born. This birth she recorded her name as Jane Breeden. On Alice’s she states her name as Ollie Hall.
Will’s death certificate information states Ollie Russell Young as the informant. His parents were George Young and Jane Lane. He is buried in Keeble Cemetery in Blount County, Tennessee; Funeral Home in Madisonville. Ollie and Will made their home in Walland, Tennessee at the time of his death on July 1, 1940.
This is all the information I have at the time. I have lots more research to do.
Additional Note: Ollie and Will's son was named William Row. He died in 1928 in Alabama City, Alabama.  Added: Jan. 27, 2011