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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Friday, December 30, 2011

Joan Ryan Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ May 22, 198
Joan Ryan

   Joan Ryan 54, of Westville, Ill., died at 1:45 a.m. May 21, 1988, at USMC, Sager Campus.
   She was born July 23, 1933, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Russell C. and Anna Strebing Ryan. She attended and graduated from elementary and high school in Danville.
   She was employed at A.T.I. in Danville for 30 years and Central States Packing of Danville for three years.
   Surviving are brothers, William Ryan, of Tacoma, Wash.; Robert G. Ryan, of Georgetown, Ill.; Jack Ryan, of Danville; ____________ of Ridge Farm; Russell Ryan of Mississippi; sisters Mrs. Homer (Ruth) Catrain of Bellingham, Wash.; ____________ of Westville; ______________ of Danville; stepsister, __________ of Danville; and nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Mrs. Elsie F. Ryan; and brothers, Jerry and Tommy.
   Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery Chapel. Officiating: Father C. B. Motsett. Memorials: United Samaritans Medical Center Hospice. Arrangements made by Pape Memorial Home and Gardens.

Joseph Jirik Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ Aug. 6, 1983
Joseph Jirik

Arrangements are incomplete at Boardman & Smith Funeral Home in Springfield, Ill., for Joseph W. Jirik, 36, of Springfield, a patient at the Veterans Administration Hospital in an open ward. He was found dead at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 4, 1983) on the property of Danville Area Community College.
Lyle Irvin, Vermilion County Coroner, attributed death to self-inflicted strangulation.

Mrs. Maude Shepard Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ June 11, 1964
Mrs. Maude Shepard
   Mrs. Maude E. Shepard, 84, of 507 Warrington, died at 11:45 a.m. yesterday (June 10, 1964) in Lake View Memorial where she had been a patient one day. She had been in ill health for some time.
   Born Sept. 30, 1879, in Danville, she was the daughter of John and Mary Ashley Mahorney. She was a life resident of Danville.
   Surviving are a son, John of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mayme Hagerman of Danville; on grandchild and five great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, former operator of the Shepard Garage in the unit block of N. Walnut; one son, Harold, four brothers and three sisters.
   Mrs. Shepard was a member of St. James Methodist Church.
   The body is at the Jones-Sullivan Funeral Home where friends will be received Thursday night and Friday afternoon and night. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

James Willoughby Obit*

Danville Commercial News ~ June 11, 1964
James Willoughby
James H. Willoughby, 90, died at his home at 1605 E. Fairchild, at 6:10 yesterday (June 10, 1964). He had been in ill health three years and seriously ill four months.
Born Jan. 9, 1874, in Oswego, Kan., he was a son of Henry and Nancy Howard Willoughby, He resided most of his life in Danville and was a retired employe of the Western Brick Co.
He was married to Margaret Jones, who preceded him in death in 1907. He was married Oct. 1, 1910, in Grape Creek to Tessa Manuel who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Oscar of Atwood; for daughters, Mrs. Cleo Irvin of Oakwood, Mrs. Howard (Fern) Hill of Danville, Mrs. Vendal (LaVerne) Puskac of Westville, and Mrs. Avery (Dorothea) Potts of Danville; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, a son, three grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.
Then body is at the Johnson Funeral Home where friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Been a searching....

I have gotten back into the mood for research. Found a new lead and off I go. I will be adding more information on here as I find time to key it in. SO much to do and SO little time to do it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Birth, Marriages and Death of Willoughby family members

Birth, Marriages and Death of Willoughby family members in Vermilion County, Illinois.
I found the follow information at the Vermilion County Courthouse, in Danville, Illinois.

Unnamed Willoughby (sex not stated in files), child of H.H. and Nancy. born April 20, 1881. I do know that this is Jobe from my records.
Unnamed Willoughby (sex not stated in files), child of Joe and Elizabeth - Sept 12, 1907
Cleo Willoughby, daughter of James and Maggie Jones Willoughby, April 8, 1902
Lois, daughter of James and Tessa, April 10, 1912
Nealda, daughter of James (Jobe) and Elizabeth, June 4, 1912
Oscar, son of James and Maggie, July 22, 1900
Raymond Floyd, son of James and Margaret (Maggie), Dec. 2, 1898
Vincent W., son of Henry and Nancy, May 20, 1876

Ana Willoughby and Joseph C. Walters, Sept. 23, 1896 Lic. #3-126 12074
Cleo Willoughby and Jesse Eli Irvin, Dec. 14, 1922 Lic. # 9-5 35054
Dorothy Willoughby and Avery M. Potts, Aug. 29, 1939, Lic # 11-71 45082
Fern Willoughby and Howard Hill, April 17, 1929, Lic # 10-161 41021
Harvey Willoughby and Clemellie Hogan, May 30, 1918, Lic. # 7 - 288 30678
Henry Harrison Willoughby to Nancy Howard, March 26, 1873, Lic. # B - 91
James Willoughby to Maggie Jones, Oct. 13, 1898 Lic. # 3 - 217 13244
James Willoughby to Tessa Manuel, Oct. 1, 1910, Lic. # 6-36 23264
Andrew Willoughby to Sina Truax, April 1, 1869
James S. Willloughby to Norma A. Pichon, April 28, 1945, Lic. # 51653
Jessie Willoughby to Cecil Rhoades, Oct. 5, 1926, Lic.# 9-302 38919
Laverne Willoughby to Benjamin Peak, March 19, 1932, Lic. # 11-15 43339
Martha Willoughby to John Davidson, Oct. 14, 1869, Lic. # B-57
Mary Willoughby to John A. Simpson, Dec. 14, 1865, Lic. # B-21
Oscar A. Willoughby to Lois Hamand, Sept. 30, 1923, Lic. # 9-67 35865
Phebe A. Willoughby to Abraham S. Hockenberg, March 12, 1885, Lic. #1-273 4865
Ray Willoughby to Nellie Hill, Jan. 1, 1923, Lic. # 9-16 35198
Sarah Willoughby to Thomas Thomas, March 10, 1887, Lic. # 2-30 6038
Sarah E. Willoughby to Stephen Sheward, Apr. 5, 1881, Lic. # 1-115 2820
Vincent Willoughby to Etta Wilks, Oct. 21, 1896 Lic. # 3-130 12130
Lizzie Jones Willohby (Willoughby) [widow of Jobe] and Phillip Wiles, Jan. 15, 1919, Lic. #8-10 31237

Harve Willoughby, Sept. 21, 1952
Henry Harrison Willoughby, July 8, 1931
Jobe Willoughby, Oct. 7, 1916
Nancy Willoughby, Dec. 19, 1918
Raymond F. Willoughby, Sept. 20, 1957
Wm Noel T. Willoughby, Jan. 25, 1906

Phillip Wyles

Birth: Aug. 3, 1878
Death: Aug. 29, 1948

Philip Wyles, 70, resident of Hillery until two years ago, died Sunday at Southside Hospital, Mesa, Ariz. He had suffered a fractured hip in a fall nine weeks ago and later developed pneumonia.
The body will be brought to Danville Wednesday, to be taken to the Berhalter Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Wyles was born Aug. 3, 1878, in Marshfield, Ind. a son of Williamd and Amanda Wyles.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cramer, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Nealda Scott, Hillery; five grandchildren; one brother, Robert Buterly, Hastings, Neb., and one sister, Mrs. Lina Trimble. Danville. His wife Elizabeth, preceded him in death in 1946.

I copied this from the find a grave site.
I checked on the spelling of his last name at the Vermilion County Courthouse. According to his and Elizabeth's marriage license, his last name is spelled Wiles. It could be that it was changed at sometime between Elizabeth's death or the person who did the research at the cemetery. I will take a trip to Pate Cemetery in the future.
 I know that Nealda is his step-daughter, however her father died when she was very young. He would have been the only father she actually knew.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Shirley Siddons Willoughby Toppas Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ Aug. 6, 1983
Shirley Toppas
   Mrs. Shirley Ann Toppas, 56, of 204 W. Madison, died at 12:02 p.m. Friday (Aug. 5, 1983) at Lakeview Medical Center. She had been a patient for a day.
   She attended Danville schools and in 1945, graduated from Catlin High School. She later attended schools and received a licensed nursing degree. She practiced at St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1966 to 1969.
   Born May 8, 1927, in Danville, she was the daughter of Ray D. Siddons and Marian R. Meyers. She married James Willoughby in 1947 in Paris. She married George W. Toppas in 1969 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He died in April 1980.
   Survivors include two sons, ________ of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and ___________ of Coral Springs, Fla.; three daughters, ___________ of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ____________ of Carteret, N.J., and ______________ of Tilton; two stepsons, ________ of Coral Springs and _________ of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers,  ___________ of Tilton and __________ of Tilton; Six grandchildren and four step grandchildren.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pape Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Stearns Cemetery near Fithian. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

David Thomas McIntosh Obit

Danville Commercial News, July 15, 2009
David Thomas McIntosh
   David Thomas McIntosh, 65, of Tilton, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, at his home with family and friends nearby.
   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville. Burial will follow the service in Greenwood Cemetery in Tilton. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at he funeral home. Memorials donations may be made to David's family in care of the funeral home.
   David was born May 5, 1944, in Danville, to Thomas and Eleanor McIntosh. He is survived by a son, __________; his grandchildren, _____ and ______ of Tilton; his sister, _______ of Farmer City; nieces, nephews and best of friends, _____________. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan, his parents, Tom and Eleanor McIntosh; and a bother, James Irving.
   David established his business, Dave's Paint and Body, in Bismarck. Upon closing, he proceeded doing what made him happiest, music, his life's passion.
   David was an accomplished musician of varying instruments, specializing in the saxophone. He began performing weekends while in high school. After graduating, he joined the band at the Danville Elks Club, playing there for several years. David also played for other various local bands including the "1959 Band."
    Later, along with Tom Kukla and his wife, Susan, Dave performed in Key West. When they returned, "Hot Sax" performed at venues in surrounding areas of Illinois and Indiana.
   David loved playing music and entertaining. He and his music will be missed by all who knew him.
   Email condolences can be sent to David's family at: ________________

Lois Ellen Hamand Willoughby Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ May 22, 1988

Lois Ellen Willoughby
   Lois Ellen Willoughby, 86, of Danville died at 1:57 a.m. Saturday (May 21, 1988) at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 10, 1901, in Piatt County, Ill., the daughter of George and Eva Nina Perkins Hamand. She married Oscar Allen Willoughby Sept. 30, 1923 at Oakwood, Ill. He died Feb. 14, 1974.
   Survivors are two sisters in law, Cleo Irvin of Oakwood and Reba Hamand of Perrysville, Ind., and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son Earl Wayne, and two brothers, Earl and Clarence. Her hobbies included gardening and crocheting, and she was a member of South Side Church of Christ in Danville.
   Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at South Side Church of Christ, Pastor Vern Huber officiating. Burial will be in Atherton Cemetery, Danville, arrangements made by Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, Danville.

Elizabeth Jane Jones Willoughby Wiles Obit*

Danville Commercial News ~ Aug. 1, 1946
*Hillery Native Dies in Indiana
   Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Wiles, 65, a resident of Hillery for 34 years, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel E. Cramer, Indianapolis. She had been ill two years.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hillery United Brethren Church, with the Rev. J. M. Demoss assisted by by the Rev. L. W. Godert, Oakwood, and burial will be in the Pate Cemetery, Catlin, with Little Funeral Home, Indianapolis, in charge. Friends may call at the home in Hillery after 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
   Mrs. Wiles was born near Catlin, Oct. 28, 1880, daughter of David (Cap) and Harriet Thomas Jones. She was married to Philip Wiles Jan. 19, 1918.
   Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nealda Scott, Route 1, Danville; and Mrs. Ethel E. Cramer, Indianapolis; and five grandchildren. A daughter, two brothers, a sister, and her parents preceded her in death.

 Note: I know of one brother, but I did not know about a second brother. This leaves me with even more research.