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Alice (#47815224)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 23 days
Colleen Ryman
Hi Alice,

Just wondering if you are related to Susan Anne Whitford/Smith.

Susan's sister Tryphenia Whitford/Sisson is my Gr.Gr. Grandmother. I have begun to research my family.

Colleen Ryman

Added by Colleen Ryman on Nov 25, 2016 4:41 PM

RE: James M. Compton
Hi Alice,

Just spent an hour going over the microfilm issues of the Shreveport Times at the LSU-S Library. I read each page from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 1876, and Dr. Compton's death is only mentioned in the Dec. 17 issue, being the quoted paragraph I sent you the other day. In the 1990s, an index was made of the deaths listed in the Times, from its inception in Dec. 1871, to I believe 1899. In that index, Dr. Compton is only mentioned in the Dec. 17, 1876 edition,even though that newspaper listing mentions his funeral notice as being in the Dec. 16 edition. I think the possible explanation is that the Times issued evening editions, and Dr. Compton's death was probably listed in that Dec. 16 evening edition. Unfortunately, the existing microfilms of today apparently only have the morning editions. Most newspapers were converted to microfilm shortly after WWII, and the originals destroyed as they were deemed fire hazards. Sorry I couldn't pin it down to the exact day of death, but it was probably either Dec. 14 or 15, 1876. Steve

Added by SRS on Aug 02, 2016 3:24 PM

RE: James M. Compton
The microfilm is in the LSU-S library, which opens for the fall term next week. Will check on the date and see if I can pin it down.


Added by SRS on Jul 29, 2016 8:20 AM

RE: James M. Compton
Here is the mention of his death in the Daily Shreveport Times, dated December 17, 1876. The exact day of his death is not stated, but I assume it must have been circa Dec. 14-15.

"The funeral of Dr. James Compton will not take place today, as advertised yesterday, his wife having sent for his remains. She resides in the neighborhood of Mooringsport, in this parish."

I see from your information on Find a Grave, a daughter was named Sudie Noel Compton Newton. Do you know if the Noel name came from the family of Richard T. Noel of Mooringsport? He was a Shreveport merchant who died during the 1873 yellow fever epidemic. He is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, south of Mooringsport on Hwy 169.


Added by SRS on Jul 28, 2016 8:57 AM

RE: James M. Compton
Hi Alice,

Thanks for the reply. I will have to check my research, but I remember reading that he died in Shreveport and his wife took his body up to Mooringsport where they lived. I tracked down the cemetery and found his CSA cenotaph there, due to that account. Will get back to you on the date. Do you need a picture of the cenotaph?


Added by SRS on Jul 27, 2016 4:15 PM

James M. Compton
I am finishing a book on the yellow fever epidemics in Shreveport during the 1800s. Dr. Compton was in the Shreveport area during the 1873 epidemic. May I have permission to place his photo in the book?


Steve R. Smith

Added by SRS on Jul 27, 2016 12:58 PM

RE: Esther A Brown
You have your work cut out for you tracking down Browns. It is such a common name there are some in most every cemetery. I don't envy you one bit. I see you and several others have requests for Robinson Cemetery. Some of them have been up for awhile.
I actually live in Allegan county about 4 or 5 miles from Van Buren as the crow flies. But I range about 10 miles for findagrave and have gone as far as 25 or 30 on occasion when I could work them into my travels and time. Robinson is right around that 25 mile range but I do go around there on occasion. Currently I am trying to fill requests closer to home and expand outward.
Feel free to leave a message. Good luck on your family tree.

Added by Curt on May 01, 2016 11:34 PM

RE: Esther A Brown
Is your gg uncle around here? What was his name?

Added by Curt on May 01, 2016 8:30 AM

C B Mays
Miller Mays error
Hope I got it right now. Let me know if I did not. Thanks.

Added by C B Mays on Feb 12, 2016 6:38 AM

Robert & Sudie Newton #50245993
Hi Alice--I've transferred Bruce and Julia Newton to your care. I am not related, I just take photos and make a memorial page when there isn't one. I'm so glad to join them with your family.
And you are very welcome for the photos. Peggy

Added by pz on Jan 27, 2016 6:57 PM

Robert & Sudie Newton #50245993
Hello Alice- I take photos at Seaside Memorial Park. I came across the graves (tombs) of Bruce and Julia Newton. I added memorial pages for them and linked Bruce to his dad (Robert) and mom (Sudie), thought you would like to know. Peggy

Added by pz on Jan 06, 2016 6:47 PM

RE: Ruth Arnold Whitford
You are very welcome! It was a sunny day and a good way to spend it is in a cemetery. So peaceful.

Added by Panzyzz on Nov 05, 2015 8:48 PM

Allen Monasmith
RE: Smiths in Kechi Cemetery

Added by Allen Monasmith on Nov 02, 2015 7:36 PM

Joseph Mann
RE: William E Roberts

William Roberts name is not on the tomb. This is the Schurb tomb.

Adam Schurb is the first name of the face place, December 8, 1842 - February 18, 1942.

Luella Schurb nee Roberts (January 4, 1887 - April 25, 1920), is the third name on the face place.

I hope that helps.


Added by Joseph Mann on Oct 24, 2015 5:23 AM

Robert Abney
RE: Margaret H. Clayton Young.
I have connected most of the Risher line also.

Added by Robert Abney on Aug 23, 2015 7:38 PM

Robert Abney
RE: Margaret H. Clayton Young.
I have been working the Heidelberg family lately. Tried to work the Travis family recently. Did you connect Bill Parker? I did connect her parents since her mother was a Heidelberg. Dr. Eddy was the Abney family doctor even though Dr. Risher was kin. Robert H.

Added by Robert Abney on Aug 23, 2015 7:23 PM

RE: Clara Erath

Added by Bobby on Aug 12, 2015 8:05 PM

Erastus Brown
Hi Alice, I have added the Michigan death certificate to the memorial of Mr. Brown.

Added by 48875 on Jul 10, 2015 9:01 PM

Teresa LeMaster Fordyce
RE: Louise Steiner Rawe
You're welcome. Glad I could help.

Added by Teresa LeMaster Fordyce on May 28, 2015 10:08 PM

Doris Hartman
RE: Della E. Steiner Montgomery
We walked all of St. Patricks and didn't find your Elizabeth King. I found a different Elizabeth King with an Eliza King nearby, but the dates were wrong.

Added by Doris Hartman on Apr 22, 2015 1:39 PM

Doris Hartman
RE: Steiners in the Franklin Cemetery
I've never been to St Patrick's. I'll have to check it out. I am actually in Franklin now, helping care for my 93 year old mother. Today was cold but sunny, snow is mostly gone, and dry enough not to sink waist deep in mud, so I had to go to the cemetery! Wish I could figure out their numbering system.

Added by Doris Hartman on Mar 24, 2015 5:40 PM

Linda Dukes
Hettie Day
No. she was not adopted...The American Indian thing has never been verified. The original photo of Hettie burned in a house fire at my cousins in Plant City FL a few years ago, Mine is a copy of a copy of a copy...poor quality at best.

Added by Linda Dukes on Mar 20, 2015 6:51 AM

David Rawe
Picture on site
Hello Alice,

I have a copy of that picture "Louise T. Steiner Rawe and family" on my wall at home. Why because my late mother Viola Louise Rawe and late Aunt Elizabeth Susan Rawe are in that picture. Wow is al I can say! I'm located In Colorado Springs, CO.

I am so happy I found this site!

Thank You,
David Rawe

Added by David Rawe on Mar 09, 2015 10:16 AM

Traci Hurlbut
Cyrenius Brown
I have adjusted the Inscription on this memorial.


Added by Traci Hurlbut on Jan 26, 2015 9:09 AM

RE: Ora E. Brown Whitford
Hi Alice,

I am also realted to the Whitfords. Claude's parents were Stephen Edward Whitford and Artemissa Tuten. I just linked Claudes parents to his memorial.


Added by Melissa on Jan 18, 2015 7:43 PM


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