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Vergie McChesney Allen (#47424815)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 2 days
Carolyn Bierman
Sarah Bowser
Sarah Bowser headstone was in the same lot. I took a picture of her headstone and entered it in Find A Grave. I also took a picture of the area between the two headstones (Sarah & LuLu) where Thomas should be buried but there is no headstone.

Added by Carolyn Bierman on May 07, 2015 4:38 PM

Carolyn Bierman
Sarah Bowser

Added by Carolyn Bierman on May 07, 2015 4:35 PM

Necy Kelly Bennett
Marie Kelly
I misspelled Marie's married name in last message. The correct spelling is Prilep. She married Martin Rufus Prilep after Leonard Ring died.

Added by Necy Kelly Bennett on Apr 05, 2015 11:40 PM

Necy Kelly Bennett
RE: Marietta
Vergie, I have information from a Sandra Lee Lutz that Marietta Lula Hamburg married 4 more times after Solomon died. She states in a oral history; "After Solomon's death, Lula and her children moved to Centralia, Illinois in 1918. Lula married four more times in her lifetime. She was married for the last time to Tom Bowser in 1944. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia. Lula Hamburg Kelley, Lions, Dean, Freeman, Bowser died October 22, 1954 at the age of 89 in Centralia, Illinois leaving 79 descendants. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Skort, surrounded by her family that she loved." (link: Sandra Lutz had a whole page dedicated to the Kelley/Kelly's on the old site, which is no longer available, and the information they have on the DNA page was taken from there.

I have been searching for info, such as census, marriage and death records to verify Marrietta's marriages after Solomon died but have only seen the one 1940 census you have mentioned. It could very well be a misspelling on the census taker's part as that was common.

I do know that Marietta is buried in the same cemetery (Elmwood)in Centralia, Ill. as her and Solomon's son, David Solomon Kelly and his wife Mabel and her and Solomon's daughter Ruth Skort and her husband Frank. Marie (Johnnie) Kelly's first husband Leonard Ring, is buried there as well. He died in 1963. Marie was married to Martin Rufus Prelip after Leonard died. She died in 2000 in Deltona, Florida. I have not found an obituary or other means of verifying where she is buried, however.

Added by Necy Kelly Bennett on Apr 05, 2015 11:04 PM

Necy Kelly Bennett
RE: Sara Jane Felts Kelly
Vergie - I have sent in edits for Sara Jane Felts Kelly and all Kelly's listed at Hopewell Cemetery. They should all be linked now. I tried to have memorials transferred several times but never received replay. Find A Grave did do edits with info I had.

Added by Necy Kelly Bennett on Mar 29, 2015 3:36 PM

Robert Miller
George W. Allen & WIFE Margaret
I do not understand, some else named ANNA did a memorial for George & Margaret. I Checked. The one I transferred to YOU has my name at the bottom and you are the family member I TRANSFERED both memorial's to you, YOUR NAME IS AHEAD OF MINE. The other person is ANNA Someone.

Correct Me If I Am Wrong, But Please Recheck. I Re-Checked 3 different times. ANNA someone, NOT ME.

Happy Easter

Love Always, Robert

Added by Robert Miller on Mar 26, 2015 9:01 PM

RE: David S. Allen
You're very welcome.


Added by Chad on Mar 12, 2015 9:47 PM

RE: George T. Allen
I'm afraid I'm not related but thanks anyway!

Added by Lance on Mar 11, 2015 12:06 PM

Joy Favors
Hazel Allen Knott
I sent the parents to be connected to Hazel and the other sibling only had mother listed so I sent a correction for his memorial. Might take a few days to show up. I am in process of photographing Greenview so look for Georges marker photo. I am transferring him to you. Thanks Joy

Added by Joy Favors on Feb 18, 2015 4:38 PM

Just Plain Nosy
RE: Frank Pelkey
Thank you for the nice message you posted on my page. I do appreciate it! I also enjoyed looking at the photos that you posted on your uncle's memorial.

Thanks! :)

Added by Just Plain Nosy on Jan 16, 2015 10:40 AM

William McNeil, Jr
RE: Rite Ellis Kelly
Mary Ellis McNeil, was my ggg grandmother and was found by a Captain Ellis as an infant by the Miss River. I have found no additional info on Cap Ellis or his wife. You can read this info on find a grave. Go to Monroe County, Al and the Old Salem Cemetery. I have no other info on the Ellis family.

Added by William McNeil, Jr on Jan 13, 2015 6:40 PM

Mari Gussin
RE: Mary Ragsdale Courtney
I sent your information on Lafayette Courtney to my source and she replied that Lafayette did marry after his wife Mary died.

Quote Carole Davidson, "Mattie was Will Courtney's Wife. Lafayette was married once after Mary died, but I Never found there first name. Grandpa Courtney Said she was good to him and the others, in the letter j"

My sources memory may not be too good. Maybe you can add to the history of the family.


Mari Gussin

Added by Mari Gussin on Dec 20, 2014 8:24 AM

RE: Jane Rebecca Pelkey
Joseph Pelkey B:1882, Minnesota D:1942. Winnebago, Ne. Tribe: Winnebago 4/4

Sophia Roubidoux B: 1879 Tribe: Sac & Fox 4/4

Added by Donna on Sep 30, 2014 4:17 PM

Linda Dukes
Willy G K Dukes
Let me take that last statement back...John Samuel was born in AL, as far as I know we are not related.

Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 27, 2014 5:30 PM

Linda Dukes
RE: Willy Gray Kelly
I am related to the Dukes family in Marion Co IL, they all come from Henry Dukes 1817 TN-1878 IL, who migrated circa 1853, but Willy married into the family, so I am related to her by marriage, Now I forgot what your original question was!

Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 27, 2014 5:25 PM

Linda Dukes
RE: Willy Gray Kelly
I would need a memorial #, not sure ...

Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 20, 2014 12:49 PM

Auntie Social
A.R. & Laura Courtney
Hi Vergie,
A R (Arlando) Courtney was the younger brother of William N. Courtney, and son of Wm. Lafayette Courtney. He was married to Laura Courtney. Lafayette was Laura's FIL, not her husband. After Laura passed away, A.R. went to live with their daughter Eunice in Oklahoma.
--Gala Marshall (g-g'daughter of William N. Courtney.)

Added by Auntie Social on Aug 08, 2014 10:02 PM

Buy the book for New Haven Cemetery!! is the email address for Lawrence and Sue Dale. They are contributors on Find-A-Grave, but I can't find their usernames.

Added by GothicHobby on May 18, 2014 9:13 PM

Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Emma Calabris
Thank you so much for the information, it has been added and appreciated.

Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on May 09, 2014 7:05 AM

Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Emma McChesney
I would appreciate it if you would type the obit and send it as a suggestion on her memorial and I will add it + put the name of newspaper and date. thanks!!!

Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Apr 22, 2014 12:32 PM

Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Emma McChesney
Sounds good to me.

Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Apr 22, 2014 12:31 PM

Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Emma McChesney
You might go to the library and see if you can obtain an obit and put it on her memorial. That would put it to see.....

Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Apr 21, 2014 3:52 PM

Council Bluffs
I did have LOTS of film and fiche on indefinite loan at the Granada Family History Center on Plummer, on film and Fiche- Cemeteries, wills, probates, marriages, etc. from Pottawattamie county/ Council Bluffs. There was a turnover in leadership up there and although that was never to go back they were talking of doing it. I moved so they may have sent mine back. If you need stuff from there and they still have it - you may want to go up and see it.

Added by Elsetta on Apr 21, 2014 3:18 PM

Hi Vergie, I am sorry to say that I do not know anything about these families. I only research enough to place the memorials and I have many, many of them. I am familiar with Granada Hills. I lived in Northridge for 22 years and was on the staff at Granada Hills Family History Center for many years. I really miss the shopping in your area!

Added by Elsetta on Apr 21, 2014 3:03 PM

Peggy Bargen Duey
Emma McChesney
Go to John Robbins' memorial and it says in his obit he was married to Miss Emma D. Mudg. Paul and I took pictures of all the stones that we could find at this cemetery so I wonder if hers is an unmarked grave?

Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Apr 21, 2014 1:05 PM


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