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Jay Rarick (#46793359)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 10 days
RE: Jonas Schell
Hi Jay- Thanks for your note, and please excuse my slowness from major parental caretaking here.

I understand that the section of info I had on Jonas Schell's memorial that you pointed out is incorrect. Shall I just delete that section, or is there something I would do better to add? I am not familiar with some of what you are discussing, or what IV corps refers to so would appreciate specific instructions from you to get it right. Thank you.

On any other pictures at Hartleton- thank you for offering - I am shooting in the dark completely, so would not know what to ask for. ANYthing relating to the Schells and the plot would be wonderful. A volunteer was there and took pics but she never uploaded the one for the mystery person L. A. S. if memory serves, so that would be nice. I was hoping very much to piece the family better together by who was in the plot, but it didn't happen from what she found- maybe you will find more, or can tell me if the family plot appears linked to any other family . Great great grandpa Jonas Schell had a slew of kids and I find it tough to believe son Lewis (and LAS) are the only ones there- hearing your opinion re: layout and other possible people would be terrific. Jonas' wife was a King/Koenig so if you run into any of them, it could be useful as I have not gotten this family back any further to know where Jonas and wife Susan were from originally or who their parents were.

Much as I'd like to be able to be specific, I don't know who's there, so your feedback from a visit would mean a great deal.

Added by sr/ks on May 14, 2012 2:12 PM

Senator Edward Dickinson Baker
You probably already know that Baker City and Baker County, Oregon were created and named for Senator Edward D. Baker. The county was created on September 22, 1862. Baker was a long-time close friend of Abraham Lincoln. :)

Added by Jan on Mar 03, 2012 5:04 PM

Spores in Lane County, Oregon
Jay, I am doubtful that any of the Lane County Spores men would qualify for the G.A.R. I did a quick look in my genealogy program and came up empty. The reason for the non-Civil War involvement is likely that the pioneer Spores' came West around 1850-52 and thus by 1865 were physically set apart from the North/South conflict. Oregon, as a whole, was so far removed that only a few of its male citizens at that time were involved. My husband's family came at about the same time as the Spores' and that is what we have found. No Gillespie ancestor who came to Oregon fought in the Civil War. It wasn't that there was not a lot of sentiment for or against the social issues of that time, it was just that Oregon was truly the end of the earth in those days. Those Gillespies who stayed behind in Missouri and Illinois certainly did have Civil War involvement, however. I assume this is true of the Spores family, although I have not traved them back any further than about 1850. If I ever discover differently, that a Lane County Spores did leave Oregon and fight in the Civil War, I will certainly let you know. Take care, Jan

Added by Jan on Mar 03, 2012 1:23 PM

Linda L. Cottrell Liss
42403563-Etna Rearick/Thornburg
I checked the transcription of all the small cemeteries in the Orma area and do not find her there either. Since her family was not from the area [??], it's most likely her grave is unmarked.
I also looked in Newspaper Archives for a listing, with no results...........

Added by Linda L. Cottrell Liss on Sep 09, 2010 1:03 PM

Linda L. Cottrell Liss
The 1985 transcription of the Orma Cemetery does not list an Etna Alice Rearick Thornburg or any Rearick's or Thornburg's. That doesn't mean she wasn't buried there, just no TS.
I puzzeling over this one, since she was raised in Oregon and SSDeath Index listing her last residence as Wallback, Clay Co., WV.???

Added by Linda L. Cottrell Liss on Sep 09, 2010 8:49 AM


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