Alwood Memorial Thank you for linking Perry to his family. I am not related to him. I created a memorial for his grandfather- Royal Millard. When I requested that the creator of Perry's mother's memorial link it to her father, the memorial for his mother was transferred to me instead. That is how I became associated with the Millard/Alwood families. They seem like a nice family and the picture you posted of Perry and his wife is very nice!
Thanks for your offer of a donation, but it's certainly not necessary. My main interest in working in the cemetery is a 5th Great grandfather of mine who served in the Revolutionary War. Locating his grave was my initial motivation. Over time, cleaning, restoring, and researching the cemetery has become something I enjoy extremely. It was a huge mess, literally a jungle, the first time I visited it. It's starting to look pretty good now!
No I am not a decendant, but I am doing a lot of work at the Dean Cemetery. I am related to several others buried their.
We just recently cleaned and reset the head and foot stones of both John C. and Alexander Wallace. John's stone had sunk down into the ground almost 12 inches, and was also leaning pretty hard. It turned out to be broken also. It has been repaired, and is looking good. I'll have a new photo posted for you soon.
Thanks again for linking the memorials. Have a look at Robert Cunningham's memorial, also at the Dean Cemetery. His will is posted in his bio. Your John Wallace was his executor, and wrote about the disposition of the will.
Michael Charles Bredahl It says on his memorial page to contact you if someone has information about his family. I have quite a bit of information about his parents and siblings but nothing on his wife and children. If you'd be interested in his ancestors, that I can provide.
RE: Cora Owen's Obituary Hi, Jim I don't know of any particular connection between the Miller family and Cora. I consulted my censuses for Frederick Walker & family and did not find Cora enumerated, but in 1870 Frederick and Belinda (his wife) were 65 and 61 respectively, so they may have needed more help in the house. Their oldest child, Ann, was ill and died in 1881, so she would need help herself. There were other examples among the Millers where young children would be employed in a family and treated like a family member. In 1871 Cora wold have been 11. These children invariably came from Elkhart County, IN, which was not far from Five Points.
I did not know anything more about Cora's family other than the name of her parents. The Frederick Walker Miller home is east of the cemetery on US 12 on the south side of the road. It has a large complex of barns directly across the road. The house is in terrible condition now, although it was well cared for through the 1960's. It has two Greek pillars forming a small front porch and was one of the first two brick homes built in Mason Township. The other belonged to Henry Thompson.
RE: Robert Owen 67628807 Hi, Jim, Yes, my grandmother spoke highly of Bessie. Here is Cora's obit: From the "Elkhart Truth", July 30, 1929, p. 2 Mrs. Cora E. Owen Mrs. Cora E. Owen, 70, for two years a resident of Elkhart, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Elton T. (Bessie) Kellogg, at 427 North Second street, died at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Elkhart General hospital. Mrs. Owen had been in failing health for five years, and frequently suffered acute attacks of diabetic symptoms. Last Wednesday she became bedfast, afflicted with pleurisy to such an extent that pneumonia was feared. Her condition improved somewhat, but on Saturday she sank into coma, and she was taken to the hospital on Sunday. She never rallied from the unconscious state. Mrs. Owen, who was the widow of Robert H. Owen, who died March 27, 1927, was born April 27, 1859, at Wakarusa, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Moore) Inks. In early womanhood she became a member of the household of Lewis H. Miller and family near Five Points, northeast of Elkhart, and her marriage to Mr. Owen took place in that home, on New Year's day, 1879. They lived in that vicinity until they moved to Elkhart about 40 years ago. Four of Mr. and Mrs. Owen's children preceded them in death, and Mrs. Kellogg is the only survivor. There were six children in the family of Mrs. Owen's parents, of whom Anthony W. Inks of Leota, Mich., is the only one now living. The late Mrs. George W. Garvin of Elkhart, who died in 1914, was a sister, and Dr. John Inks of Nappanee, who died a number of years ago, was her brother. Funeral services will be conducted at the Kellogg home at 4 o'clock Wednesday, by the Rev. F.E. Fribley of Trinity Methodist church assisted by the Rev. Charles E. White. The burial will take place at the Five Points cemetery beside the graves of Mrs. Owen's husband and four children. Mrs. Owen in the prime of womanhood was an active member of the Trinity church, serving for a period as president of its Aid Society.
Bessie's life ended very tragically, I don't know how she stood all the loss in her life, particularly all her siblings. The Lewis Miller mentioned in the obit is the son of Frederick Walker Miller.
RE: Robert Owen 67628807 Hi, Jim, It is not necessary to transfer this Memorial to me, particularly if you are related to Cora. I have just finished doing a lot of work at Poe (Newberg Twp., Cass County) on the Millers, Eberhards, Clendenins, and Young(s), and now I am beginning work at Five Points on the Millers, Owens, and Colbys. I am not related to Cora, but I know very well who she is. My great-great-grandmother, Sarah Catherine (Owen) Miller, is Robert's sister, and all the old Miller and Owen graves at Five Points are part of my extended Miller family. Cora, for reasons I don't know, was raised in the home of Belinda (Colby) and Frederick Walker Miller, who lived right on US 12 near the cemetery. According to my Grandmother Miller, who attended Owen reunions with my grandfather at Five Points MANY years ago, Cora told her that she and Robert were married in the Frederick Walker Miller home. Let's stay in contact!