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Jerry McLain (#47404579)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 15 days
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I began my journey to find more out about my family on both sides, McLain and Staats. And in the process of looking for tombstones of family, my wife and I decided that if we were going to request photos we should be willing to take photos for others. We enjoy doing this and very Thankful for the volunteers who help us. My search has really expanded, many myths were exposed but many more truths came to surface and I am very proud to be a small part in the history of my families.
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Desiree Hartman-Luca
RE: Hamilton Stones
You are quite welcome, very happy I could help.
Added by Desiree Hartman-Luca on Nov 26, 2015 8:52 AM
RE: Morris Stone
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help.
Added by David on Nov 21, 2015 8:23 AM
Ann Oliver
Lela Rhoads
Your most welcome as I also request photos and like to take ones in the area. I also have a granddaughter who just got married to a Lt. Michael McLain, USAF and they are now stationed in Germany. So who knows - we may have common relatives. Ann Oliver
Added by Ann Oliver on Sep 28, 2015 8:29 PM
Barbara McCully
RE: Murray Pictures
You are very Welcome!
Added by Barbara McCully on Aug 24, 2015 4:16 PM
Wally S.
RE: Kabel Photos
Hi Jerry,

I'm glad that I could provide them for you. Please feel free to use them as you desire.

Best regards,

Added by Wally S. on Jun 22, 2015 12:49 PM
sylvia hajduk
I would love to have those - at your convenience.
Thanks, Sylvia
Added by sylvia hajduk on May 04, 2015 6:54 PM
sylvia hajduk
RE: parents of John Johnson McLain
I am getting so excited now that I am making some progress in my search.

I did try to email the last message to you but it failed. I used the email address listed on the Find a grave site.

I would love to have any photos you have.

I found a bookmaker today at Office Depot on clearance for $25. I plan to make at least 10 hard back books of the McLain family.

None of this would be possible if you had not helped me.

Many thanks,
Added by sylvia hajduk on May 04, 2015 5:13 PM
sylvia hajduk
RE: parents of John Johnson McLain
The only thing close that I could find on John McLain was an 1880 census showing his last name as "McLane" - it seems to fit as far as names and ages of everyone. He was 48, Elizabeth 44, John 14 (he was born in 1866). it shows three sons: William, Austin, John; four daughters: Margaret, Arizona, Elzada and Hettie. They resided in Kansas. Both John and Elizabeth were born in Indiana.

Is this correct?

Aunt Gotina lives in Miami, Ok., now:
2128 Denver Harper #20, Miami 74354. Phone is 918*542-4328. I don't know if it is assisted living or a nursing home. I spoke with her in early April near her birthday. She seemed very alert. I hope I do that well at her age.

Thanks again for your help,
Added by sylvia hajduk on May 04, 2015 12:18 PM
sylvia hajduk
RE: parents of John Johnson McLain
Yes, I am Bonnie's daughter. She passed away several years ago. It is so nice to meet you via internet.

I have not been very successful in my history search. I did not realize there would be so many John McLains. I know his birthdate would have to be somewhere around 1840. Do you know the year?

Also, I have not been able to go back on Mom's side very far. Her parents were Alonzo Decalvis Johnson (1857-1934) and Mary Elizabeth Lytle Johnson (1868-1944). I have a photo of her from 1845. She was called "Mauie." Do you know the parents of Alonzo and Mary Elizabeth.

I have been trying to finish up the McLain history in order to give a copy to Aunt Gotina, my mother's sister. She is the only one left. She is 96 and I don't know how many years she has left.

I would so appreciate any help you can give me.
Added by sylvia hajduk on May 03, 2015 4:54 PM
sylvia hajduk
RE: parents of John Johnson McLain
I believe so. I am the granddaughter of Harvey and Lewadrian "Lula" Mclain. They lived in Oklahoma City from 1934 until their death. I use to receive Mclain newsletters from Fern. I think her last name was Qualls.

Big Pop, Harvey, was born in 1893. Big Mom was born in 1889.

sylvia Cunningham Hajduk
Added by sylvia hajduk on May 02, 2015 2:08 PM
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