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Walt (#47235581)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 18 days
Beth Martin
Clarence Creighton Parents
Hello Walt. Thank you for submitting an edit for Clarence Creighton, Find A Grave Memorial# 162823128. I believe you have the correct father, but I'm having a hard time validating the mother. Susanna Frye Creighton would have been less than 18 at the time of Clarence's birth. In addition, the 1900 census claims she and John Wesley Creighton have only been married 8 years, not the 16+ required for Clarence to be her son. In addition, in 1900 Susanna says she is the mother of 2 children, one living, and the living child would be her son William Ralph Creighton.

Do you have further evidence to support Clarence's parentage? I will be fine adding his father but not his mother with the evidence currently present. I do not add family links to step parents, without explicit request from immediate family.

Many Thanks,
Beth Martin

Added by Beth Martin on Jan 14, 2017 8:43 AM

Mara Cales
RE: Bertha Truax Davis
If you send me an email address I will send all links I have for censuses, marriages ect to you on the truaxes.

Added by Mara Cales on Nov 13, 2016 8:39 AM

Mara Cales
RE: Bertha Truax Davis
Walt while working on transfer information from family search i got a hint on Bertha older brother Charles Wesley Truax, Find A Grave Memorial# 91949270. Census 1880 list him as second child of Joseph Truax and Mary Creighton. First is John Alva Truax,Have not found his grave site yet.

Added by Mara Cales on Nov 11, 2016 7:38 AM

Mara Cales
nice to meet you, sort of. James Melvin Truax was my great-grandmother's brother. Her name is Bertha Polena Truax Davis. She and her sister married Davis brothers,Snowden W Davis and Jacob Frances Davis,Jr for Eva. Bertha is also buried in Oakwood # 57118725. Although the tombstone has her date of birth wrong.

Added by Mara Cales on Nov 09, 2016 8:38 AM

Bonnie Jones
Walt, send me your e-mail again so that I can write you about finding her grave. I thought I had it but my e-mail came back undeliverable. Just send me a note on James Jones' memorial, 122106946. Thanks.

Added by BjJ on Sep 07, 2016 3:48 PM

Stephen Cantrell
Elbert Jordan 138445260
Found his obit. Looks like it gives a slightly differnent place of birth than his draft card. Haven't really had a chance to dig into it. I know you were interested.

Added by Stephen Cantrell on Sep 07, 2016 9:54 AM

Carol Bold
RE: Iola Pierard
Hi Walt. Well things are getting interesting here. I really don't know too much about my Aunt Iola except what I passed to you before but I am interested----I don't know anything about the name Burns. Iola Carter Pierard, had a son named Henry. She was either a half sister or something to Eleanor Wyatt. Henry or Sonny as I knew him was about 12 years older than me, about the same as my brother (I came along late). I just always considered him my cousin didn't even know his last name was different from mine. Aunt Iola and Sonny were dark skinned--I didn't think about that difference either because my mothers parents were from Italy and they were a little dark as well. Sonny passed away several years ago and I his wife has also passed. I may have to see if I can locate any of their children-they are in California. Keep in touch. Have a wonderful weekend and take care. carol

Added by Carol Bold on Sep 04, 2016 1:27 PM

Carol Bold
RE: Iola Pierard
Hi Walt. My Uncle Victor Pierard married Iola Carter. That was her married name and the maiden name was Peeck (not really sure of the spelling) Don't know of any other Iola Pierard's from Gillespie. My other aunts were, Reba, and Gertrude (aka Gertie) cb

Added by Carol Bold on Aug 31, 2016 8:24 PM

Mike O
James Joseph O'Donnell
Walt, As you have in depth background on the McLaughlin family, can you assist me with the parents of James Joseph O'Donnell. He was the husband of Catherine G. McLaughlin O'Donnell.

Added by Mike O on Aug 25, 2016 6:06 PM

Mike O
RE: Sr. Mary Claver
Walt, I guess that makes us cousins at some point. My wife, Irene O'Donnell and I recently moved from So Cal to Phoenix. We are working on the Find a Grave and Ancestry sites with our son Brian and my brother Thomas. Currently we are trying to build the O'Donnell branch of the tree. Any suggestions? Also I have reached out to Angel Peck-Rodriguez regarding the Peck family, as my Grandmother Catherine worked for a Peck family in the 50's as a cook.

I am impressed with your work on this site. Please keep in touch. My e-mail address is

Added by Mike O on Aug 25, 2016 2:01 PM

Mike O
Sr. Mary Claver
I found a public message on your bio regarding Sr. Mary Claver.

Sr. Mary Claver is my Grandmother's biological sister. Are you also related to Sr. Claver?

Added by Mike O on Aug 19, 2016 6:37 PM

Harry Parkinson
Hi Walt. I found his obit in the Springfield newspaper, dated 11-2-1954. It states he died 10-31-1954 in Enumclaw, Wash. and was buried in Buckley, Wash. Stated he was survived by his wife Mabel and three sons, Harold, Edwin and Gordon, all of Washington. Since Mabel is listed on this tombstone as having died in 1937, did he remarry another woman named Mable? In any case, I will delete his memorial in Oak Ridge since he is not buried there. If you want me to send you his obit, send me your e-mail though this memorial: 46383295. Thanks.

Added by BjJ on Aug 14, 2016 4:25 PM

Sr. Mary Claver McLaughlin
Hi, Walt. The initials "IHM" behind Sr. Mary's name stand for "Immaculate Heart of Mary", and these same initials are behind the name of every sister of her order. That said, I have included her birth name as you requested, and also transferred her memorial to you since you are related. Thanks for contacting me, and take care.

Added by cstreip on Jul 28, 2016 2:07 PM

Samantha Cochran Brinegar
Thank you for correcting my typo for Samantha. I must have completely skipped seeing that 'n' for a few years now.

Added by LBurt102106 on Mar 22, 2016 9:11 PM

Sandi Davison
RE: 141178896 Thomas Lee Glaeser
OK...just wanted to make sure you had Adrian. That is great that you have lineage clear back to Germany for the Glaeser's. They are very lucky to have someone like you working on their ancestry. Have a great day.

Added by Sandi Davison on Feb 22, 2016 8:50 AM

Sandi Davison
RE: 141178896 Thomas Lee Glaeser
Walt...thanks for your answering me. I Have know all the Glaeser family for many years. I met Tom and Terry in the early 70's and their parents during that time too. It was a year or so later that I met Dick and Suzette. You mentioned turning over the Glaeser's to Terry and Jennie. They have not been married for many years. Both have since remarried and Jennie lost her husband last year. Terry married a lady by the name of Adrian.

Again thanks and I am glad someone is keeping up on their records.


Added by Sandi Davison on Feb 20, 2016 11:46 PM

Sandi Davison
141178896 Thomas Lee Glaeser
Walt....I am requesting transfer of this memorial to me. I have been a family friend of Tom's for over 47 years. If not possible that is ok too and I will delete my listing after I hear back from you. Thank you.

Sandi Davison
Kansas City, MO

Added by Sandi Davison on Feb 16, 2016 8:04 PM

Cary family
Walt, I just noticed on your family surname list that the Cary's are related to you and they seem to be in Illinois. However, a very old cemetery, Greenfield Presbyterian, which we are trying to restore) in LaGrange County, IN. It has an Andrew Cary and family buried in it, late 1830s. Andrew was an organizing elder at Lima Presbyterian Church in the village of Howe, IN, nearby. He left to become a organizing elder at Greenfield Presbyterian in the adjacent township. Miriam C.

Added by 3rdgenDAR on Dec 30, 2015 2:50 PM

Linn family
Hi Walt,
Sorry, but I don't know why I was researching the Linn line. It must have been on another site that tied into a DAR application I was working on for a new member. If you could give me some clue where you saw my post, maybe it would jog my memory. I don't remember anyone in MY family research with the Linn last name.

I will be happy to share info that I collected if I can connect where your info came from.

Miriam Carnahan
DAR Field Genealogist

Added by 3rdgenDAR on Dec 30, 2015 2:45 PM

Angel Peck-Rodriguez
RE: Peck family
Sorry it took so long to respond to this. I haven't been on in a while. I don't remember what email I gave you. Try this email, .

Added by Angel Peck-Rodriguez on Nov 27, 2015 12:31 PM

joni collins
RE: Wilbert Land
Yes, Wilbert Clark Land was Grandmother Pauline's first husband. They had four children, three boys and a daughter. If I can help in any other way I'll be happy to.

Added by joni collins on Aug 12, 2015 12:39 PM

Ok, found a later funeral notice that stated she was buried in Oak Ridge. I think you best call or write Oak Ridge about this as they did not record her burial so it's up in the air which publication is correct.

Added by BjJ on Jul 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Charlotte Creighton new listing
Hi Walt. Because I know all of the burials up through 1940 have already been added to Oak Ridge, I double-checked their records. They have no one by her name on their records. I then found her obituary and it stated she was to be buried in Bissell Cemetery in Sangamon County. Would you please move her listing to that cemetery? I can send you the obituary if you want. Send me your e-mail through the Edit tab on memorial 35952620 and then I will send it. Thanks.

Added by BjJ on Jul 28, 2015 4:25 PM

James and Catherine Gideon
Hi Walt,

Thank you for the edit, I had the date but not record and I have seen Malinda's name spelled with an a and with e. Would you mind emailing me I have a question for you.


Added by Gale on Jul 02, 2015 7:04 PM

RE: Mary Crane 29457325
You're very welcome. And by the way, I asked the member who added her photos to kindly rotate the photos but she didn't seem to know how to fix it. If you drop her a note, that might give her a nudge to try again. :) Happy 4th!

Added by BjJ on Jul 01, 2015 5:39 PM


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