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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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Roy W. Cochran

Danville Commercial News
March 27, 1942

Veteran Dead At Facility

Roy W. Cochran

     Death came to Roy W. Cochran, 44, veteran of First World War, at 9:03 p.m. Thursday Mar. 26, 1942, at U. S. Veterans Administration Facility.
     Mr. Cochran, who was admitted Apr. 8, 1936 to the local Facility was born May 31, 1897 in Montgomery County, Missouri. Serving as a private in 14th Company, 4th battalion of 162nd Depot Brigade, he enlisted in the World War, Oct. 22, 1918, and was discharged Feb. 5, 1919.
     Surviving are his widow, Lorene Cochran, and a daughter, Nellie, both of St. Louis; and a brother George S. Cochran, Wellsville, Mo.
     The body was sent Friday afternoon to Wellsville for last rites. Local arrangements were in charge of Johnson Funeral Home.

Charles Butler Obit March 27, 1942

Danville Commercial News

March 27, 1942

Life Tilton Man, Ex-Coal Miner, Dead

Charles Butler

Following an extended illness Charles Butler, 73, a retired coal miner, died about 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mar. 27, 1942, at home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie Moran, 115 E. Fourth St., in Tilton where he went Thursday morning from his own home at 211 G. St. in Tilton.

Mr. Butler had resided in Tilton all his life. Son of William and Rose Giesinger Butler, he was born there Jan. 2, 1869. He retired from coal mining about 24 years ago. His wife, Elizabeth Hersinger Butler, preceded him in death in 1931.

Surviving are two brothers, Sam and Ed Butler, both of Tilton; and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Moran, Mrs. Fannie Russell, also of Tilton and Mrs. Ross Tway, Colorado Springs, Colo. An infant preceded him in death in addition to his wife.

The body is at Berhalter Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Warm weather and time to catch up...

I have so many pictures I want to post of headstones. I will try and get them on here soon.
If I know family connects I will try and post that information also.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Beulah M. Schneider Obit

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
Sept. 21, 1990

Beulah M. Schneider, 90, of Danville, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 20, 1990) at Danville Care. Born July 4, 1900, in Pittsburg, Kan., to James and Mary Ehlenfeld Wilson. She married Walter Weston in Danville in 1919. He preceded her. She later married Edward Schneider in New York in 1925. He preceded her in 1962.
Surviving: a son, Walter A. Schneider in Colorado; 2 sisters, Lucille Randall and Ruth Rebenstorf, both of Danville; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by parents, a brother, Warney, 2 sisters, Cora and Augusta. She was employed by Masapequa School Systems in Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of Assembly of God Church in Danville.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pape's; Officiating: Rev. Dennis Rodgers; Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery; Visitation: one hour prior to service.

Delores Haggerty Obit

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
Sept. 21, 1990

Delores Haggerty, 69, of Westville, died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 20, 1990) at USMC, Logan Campus. She was a resident of Vermilion Manor Nursing Home for 16 years.
She was born in Westville June 5, 1921, the daughter of John R. and Mollie Gilman Haggerty.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. She enjoyed helping the other patients at the nursing home. She is survived by a brother, Don Haggerty of Westville; a sister, Dorma Hittlet of Danville; a niece, Debbie ______ and a great-nephew, Kenneth ______.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Lakeside-Urbas Funeral Home in Westville, with the Rev. David Heinz officiating; Burial: St. Patrick's Cemetery in Danville; Visitation: two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Billie Lee Davis

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
Sept. 21, 1990

Billie Lee Davis, 55, of Danville, passed away at 6:44 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 20, 1990) at USMC, Logan Campus.
He was born April 13, 1935, in Georgetown, son of Francis and Ethel Wilcox Davis. He is survived by: one brother, Lawrence Davis (Rosetta) of Fairmount; three sisters, Winifred Hawkins (Donald) of Cayuga, Ind., Norma Fairchild (Gale) of Veedersburg, Ind., and Pauline Cummings of Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was employed at several service stations in the Danville area. He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness of Danville. His hobbies included fishing and hunting.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Pape Memorial Home & Garden. Officiating Richard Harmeson; Burial: Greenwood Cemetery; Visitation: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Eric D. Penn Obit

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
Oct. 29, 1973

Eric Dwayne Penn, four-day-old son of Winston E. and Brenda Kay Tinsley Penn, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 28, 1973) at St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was born Thursday. The family resides at 438 Oak.
Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pointexter and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Penn, all of Danville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. at Leek & Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul O. Thomas will officiate and burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mildred (Watkins) Briggs

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
Oct. 29, 1973

Mrs. Mildred Briggs, 64, of 1633 N. Gilbert, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 28, 1973) at Carle Memorial Hospital in Urbana, where she had been a patient for four days. She had been ill for two weeks.
She was born Nov. 8, 1908, in Danville, the daughter of Burt and Emma DeLany Watkins. She married William Briggs and he died in March 1967.
Survivors include a son, Philip of Danville; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Lanter, Mrs. Vivian Adamson and Miss Fern Watkins, all of Danville. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church, the church choir and was secretary-treasurer for the Sunday school. She was also a member of the Danville Camping Club, the Postal Supervisors Auxiliary and the Letter Carriers Auxiliary. She was employed as a secretary at Belcher TV Sales & Service.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church. The Rev. Robert Penrod will officiate, and burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Barrick & Son Funeral Home. The family has requested that memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or the First Congregational Church.

Karen E. English obit

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
April 24, 1958

Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Jones-Sullivan Funeral Home for Karen Elizabeth English, 20-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Barney) English of Arlington Dr., who died Monday in an automobile accident. The Rev. William Wiggins officiated with burial in Greenview Cemetery at Fairmount.

births at Lake View and St. Elizabeth Hospitals

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
April 24, 1958

St. Elizabeth before 7 a.m.
April 23 ~ A son to Joseph and Veronica Lesko Buyno, Georgetown
April 24 ~ A daughter to John and Rowena Keeley Deeken, Danville, Route 5
                  A son to Thomas and Norma Donovan Gustus, Attica, Indiana

Lake View Hospital before 7 a.m.
April 23 ~ A son to William and Joan Holquist Frerking, 404 Franklin St.
                  A son to Robert and Rosalie Phillips Collom, Danville, Route 1
April 24 ~ A son to John and Jean Wilkins Averitt, 12 Iowa St.
              ~ A daughter to Rex and Joyce Hofner Harden, Rossville, Route 2

Harvey V. Andrews

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
April 24, 1958

Services were  at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Berhalter Funeral Home for Harvey V. Andrews, 89, of 716 N. Kimball St., who died early Tuesday at his home. The Rev. B. B. Cartwright officiated, with burial in Springhill Cemetery.

Emery E. Stalker

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
April 24, 1958

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Barrick & Sons Funeral Home for Emery E. Stalker, 70, of 15 N. Stewart St., who died Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Hospital. The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate, with burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery, west of Catlin. The body is at the funeral home.

Ottis Pittman Obit

Danville Commercial News, Danville, Illinois
April 24, 1958

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jones-Sullivan Funeral Home for Otis Pittman, about 63, who died unexpectedly at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at his home, 220 Sidell Ave. The Rev. James E. Hyllberg will officiate and burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.