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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Monday, April 25, 2016

Harry Frame Obit

Danville Commercial News
Jan. 21, 1981

Harry Frame
Milford, Ill. -- Harry Frame, 87, of 405 Ashford, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 21, 1981) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He had been a patient five weeks.
A retired baker, he was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Modern Woodmen of America, all of Milford.
Born Aug. 30, 1893, in Milford, he was the son of Henry and Mary Thomas Frame. He was married Aug. 1, 1917, in Watseka to Alice Winter, who died in 1971.
Survivors include a son, __________Three daughters, _________ and Mrs. _________ , both of ______ , and _______  of _______; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Barker Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Harold Flessner will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Watkins obit

Danville Commercial News
Jan. 22, 1981

Charles Watkins
Williamsport, Ind. --- Charles D. Watkins, 77, 210 E. Third, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 21, 1981) at Community Hospital. He had been a patient since Jan. 9 and ill three months.
He retired in 1970 from the maintenance department at Purdue University. For the past 10 years, he had worked at the Citizens State Bank in Williamsport.
A resident of Williamsport, he was the son of Neuman and Lena Bartley Watkins. On Nov. 30, 1931, in Waukegan, Ill., he married Elna Nystrom, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, _________ and __________; a granddaughter, _________; and two aunts, Mrs. Gladys Bartley Karl and Mrs. Doris Bartley Schwerm, both of Peoria, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Williamsport. The Rev. Don Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mrs. Eveline Bell Obit

Danville Commercial News
Wed. March 10, 1943

Mrs. Eveline Bell

Finalities for Mrs. Eveline Bell, 73, widow of Charles Bell, who dies Monday at her home in State Line, Ind., were at Sate Line Nazarene Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dale Hawkins, pastor, officiated. Interment in Gopher Hill Cemetery, with Edmund & Dickson Funeral Home in charge.

Births and Deaths in Danville Commercial News Tues. March 9, 1943

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming, 818 N. Bowman Ave., at St. Elizabeth Hospital Tuesday, a son.

Edward Milton Draper, 84, Danville, Monday.

Mrs. B. W, Hodge, 81, Paris, Monday.

Alexander O. Raines, 70 Paris, Sunday.

Harrison A. King, 78, Eugene, Monday.

Owen G. Hutson, 40, Clinton, Monday.

Dr. James Roy Postlethwait, Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Alvin, Sunday.

Kenneth Trimble, 18, Boswell, Sunday.

Charles Jasper Bare, 67, Watseka, Tuesday.

Mrs. Julia Ann Harshbarger, 73, Williamsport, Tuesday.

Jacqueline Bell Weese Obit

Danville Commercial News - Feb. 12, 2013

Jacqueline Bell Weese

Jan. 16, 1931 - Feb. 10, 2013

Covington, Ind. --- Jackie went to be with the Lord at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Jackie was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Catlin. Se lived in Danville until 1970 and then moved to Chester.

She worked 23 years as the office supervisor at Chester Memorial Hospital. She treasured her many years in Chester, the many friends that she made at work and as a member of the United Methodist Church. She was currently residing in Covington, Ind.

She enjoyed cooking, shopping, quilting and reading the Bible. Jackie also spent many hours playing bridge and euchre with family and friends. She loved listening to Christian radio, especially Dr. Stanley, and was always up for a picnic. Jackie loved Mexican food, margaritas, her special Golden Cadilacs at bridge, and she was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Her favorite TV show was "Wheel of Fortune."

Jackie was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Mabel Bell; brothers, Robert Bell, Jim Bell, Warren Bell; sister Dorothy Budislik; sons, Kevin and Randy; daughter Cynthia; grandson Shawn Sams; and a special neice, Melinda Beckes.

She is survived by a sister, ______; sister-in-law, ______; children _____, _________, __________, ____________; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and special friend ___________.

Graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb 13, in the Chapel at Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, with Pastor Joe Humrichous officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Covington Christian School, PO Box 267, Covington, IN 47932.

Arrangements entrusted to: Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, Ind.

Mrs. Mary A. Grubb Obit

Danville Commercial News
Fri. Nov. 9, 1962

Mrs. Mary A. Grubb
Bloomingdale, Ind. (CNS) --- Mrs. Mary Alice Grubb, 91, of Bloomingdale, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 1962) in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. She had been a patient there several months.
Born Aug. 25, 1871, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Fulk. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. DST Saturday at the Mau Funeral Home. The Rev. Cecil Greggs will officiate. Burial will be in Silver Island Cemetery at Lodi, Ind.

Please note the obit last name and the marker's last name is spelled different.

Judy Lynn Coffey Obit

Danville Commercial News
Fri. Nov. 9, 1962

Judy Lynn Coffey

Henning (CNS) ---- Judy Lynn Coffey, six month old daughter of _________ and _________, died in her sleep Friday morning (Nov. 9, 1962) at her home. Death was caused by pneumonia.
The child was born in Danville April 13, 1962.
Surviving besides the parents are a brother, ______, and a sister, ________; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moulden of Henning and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alma Coffey of Hoopeston.
The body is at the Lanham Funeral Home in Potomac where friends will be received Saturday afternoon. Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Potomac Cemetery with the Rev. Art Wilkerson officiating.

Miss Katie Church Obit

Danville Commercial News
Fri. Nov. 9, 1962

Miss Katie Church
Fairmount ---- Miss Katie Church, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 8, 1962) in Lakeview Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 33 days.
Miss Church was born, reared and resided her entire life in the same home in Catlin Township. She was a daughter of Joseph and Achsah Izard Church.
She was a member of the Catlin Methodist Church.
Surviving are two nephews, William Pate and Glenn Pate both of Catlin and a niece, Mrs. Clestia Ellis of Tilton. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
The body is at the Carrington Funeral Home in Fairmount where friends will be received Saturday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Hall officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin.

Harry Bruce "Pete" Callahan Obit

Danville Commercial News
Feb. 2004 (Forgot to record exact date)

Harry Bruce "Pete" Callahan

Harry Bruce "Pete" Callahan, 57, of Danville, died Feb. 13, 2004, at Provena USMC Logan Campus.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Pape's. Burial at Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and/or Gift of Hope.
Harry was born April 6, 1946, in Danville to Harry Persons and Maryanne McMillin Callahan. He attended Danville schools and graduated in 1964 from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla. He was a farmer for 28 years in the Potomac area. He was a member of the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and had many friends.
Harry Married _______ on _________ in _______ and she survives. Also surviving are: aon son: ______ and one daughter ________; brother _________ oof ______, and sister _________ of _____. His parents preceded him in death.

Walter W. "Bill" Slifer Obit

Danville Commercial News
Monday, Jan. 30, 2006

Walter W. "Bill" Slifer

Walter W. "Bill" Slifer, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Florida Hospital Flagler, in Palm Coast, Fla.
He was 85 years old and was born Sept. 3, 1920 in Danville, Ill. He resided in Danville, Ill. for 64 years and then moved to Bunnell, Fla., in 1984. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bunnell, Fla. Bill loved to travel and was able to explore all but one of the 50 United States.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years,__________, daughter _____, son _____ three grandchildren, _____, _____, and ______; and four great-grandchildren ______, _____, _______, and _____, He is also survived by a sister _________ of Danville, Ill; and a close family friend, ________.
He and his wife sponsored a Vietnamese family, who came to the United States in 1979, ______ and _____ and their children.
His sister, Mary Slifer Hosch, preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Bunnell. There also will be a memorial service and burial in Danville, Ill., at a later date in Lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be given to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, PO Box 6299,  Deltona, FL 32728-9988. Arrangements made by Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home; Flagler Beach, Fla.

Hazel Groves Belcher obit

Monday , Jan. 30, 2016
Danville Commercial News

Hazel Belcher
Covington, Ind. --- Hazel Belcher, 77, of Covington died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Provena Covenant Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
She was born May 29, 1928, in Graham, Ky., the daughter of the late Thomas and Janna Elizabeth (Durall) Groves. She married Secrate Belcher Jr. on June 28, 1946, at Mt. Vernon, Ky., and he died July 16, 1994.
They operated Belcher's Standard Service Station at Gilbert and Fairchild streets in Danville several years. She was employed seven years at General Electric in Danville. They enjoyed making trips to the Smokey Mountains on their motorcycle. She enjoyed visits of her family, games shows on TV and going to rummage sales. The last five years, she enjoyed going to Florida and watching the dolphins in the ocean.
Surviving are three daughters, _____,_____,______; a sister, _________; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and her special cat Muffin.
Friends will be received 5-8 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, with funeral services there at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. Pastor James Shaw will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Regular Attendance at Tilton School ---- Illinois

Commercial News
April 29, 1919

Regular Attendance at Tilton School

During the month ending April 25, with a total enrollment of thirty-three pupils, the Tilton school had a daily average attendance of thirty pupils. Ten pupils received honorable mention by their teacher for good attendance as follows: Maggie Holman, Ruth Ross, Daisy Hickman, Mary E. Rose, Sadie Williams, Carl Williams, Carl Gruber, Clava Staton, Marvin Hilton, Allen Lease and Douglas Turner.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jennie Draper Obit

Danville Commercial News
Friday, Nov. 9, 1962

Mrs. Jennie Draper
Alvin (CNS) Mrs. Jennie Drapper, a former resident of the Alvin community, died Friday (Nov. 9, 1962) at the Decatur-Macon Hospital following a one-year illness.
Mrs. Draper had resided for 12 years with her daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Black, in Decatur. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ellen Cavin. She was married to Charles Draper, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter; a sister, Mrs. Olive Bivans of Alvin, and a grandson.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Alvin Christian Church. The Rev. O. J. Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. The body is at the Lanham Funeral Home in Potomac. Friends will be received after noon Saturday.

Orval K. Pate Obit

Danville Commercial News
Dec. 7, 1963

Orval K. Pate, 57, of 522 Sherman St., died at 3:15 p.m. Friday (Dec. 6, 1963) in St. Elizabeth Hospital where he had been a patient two days.
Mr. Pate had been in failing health for four years, and bedfast one week.
Born Nov. 4, 1906 at Catlin, he was the son of William W. and Ollie Mae Gritton Pate. He was married June 8, 1928 at Watseka to Daisy Mae Sherman, and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. William Pate of Catlin; three sons, Leo D. of Catlin, William G. at home, and Orval B. of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Goranson of Morton Grove, Ill.; three brothers, Donald Pate of Janesville, Wis., Dale and Henry Pate, both of Catlin; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Farvit of Danville, Mrs. Betty Burton of Catlin, Mrs. Dorothy Hickman of Cissna Park, and Mrs. Marie Miller of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son.
Following his marriage in 1928, Mr. Pate moved his family to Catlin where he lived until 1952.
Mr. Pate had worked for the old Bunsenville Coal Co., and for the past 17 years had been engaged in construction work.
His hobbies were collecting pencils and raising beagle hounds.
Mr. Pate was a former member of the Operating Engineers Local. He also held membership in the Illinois Sheriff's Association, Vermilion County Law Enforcement Association, Masonic Lodge 285 of Catlin, Danville Consistory, Gao Grotto, and Anzar Shrine of Springfield.
The body is at Pape Memorial Home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Dennis Fulton of Catlin will officiate, with burial  Oak Ridge Cemetery at Catlin.
Masonic Rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home by the Catlin lodge.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday.

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