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Jadean Hopper (#47024877)
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I have been researching my family roots and my husband's roots for over 40 years now. I have over 40,000 names and data in my genealogy data base. I, along with some of my husband's family, are in the process of writing a Hopper Family History. Not sure when that will finally be accomplished but it has been lots of fun working on the project. I was born and raised in Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. I moved to Columbus, Ohio after graduating from Dennison High School in 1964. I have resided in Powell, Worthington, and presently in Columbus, Ohio. Married in 1965 to Jerry Hopper. Mother of two children. Grandmother to one grandson. Family surnames I am interested in are McConnell (my maiden name), Hill, Mathias, Stocker, Alexander, Hopper, Clifford, McIntyre, Higley, Smith, Gordon, Best and Prichett.
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RE: Lenora & William Wood in South Dakota Cemetery
Thanks for your quick reply.

Since it doesn't seem that you have specific knowledge of what may have caused the Wood children's deaths, here's hoping the following might provide you with some potential clues:

Although these children could have died from illnesses that were prevalent in their day, there is also a strong possibility that they could have been victims of this storm.

I found an article in the Jan. 14, 1888 issue of the Daily Alta California while searching for more information about this storm and it's victims. The following is the excerpt which brought my search to you:

"CANTON, Dakota, January 13th. Two children of I. N. Wood of lowa were caught in the blizzard while going home from school and perished."

While I am aware that many gravesites do not appear on Findagrave, this poses a little doubt, but my research while searching this site revealed the following:

570 memorials for people surnamed Wood in the entire United States whose year of death was 1888. Of these there were only 3 possible children who might fit the above short description, and who were also, not only in the correct area, but were buried in the same cemetery. Their matching headstones also indicated right away that they all were in some way related.

Since the above snippet came from a lengthy and detailed article about this storm, and bore only initials for the father, his name may have started with I, but could also have begun with something else. (I've noted many typos when it comes to initials only.)

If this is the correct family, the third child could have also perished as a result of that storm, but may have passed a little later from the injuries he or she had sustained, and thereby wouldn't have been reported in this article. This was also something which was very typical to this storm.

If you are lacking their full dates of death, zoning into dates around January 13th might lend you some clues.

Historically, this was a most devastating storm in which many children perished, and is undoubtedly fairly well recorded in the states which were hardest hit. The State of South Dakota would no doubt have more information than me, as I am not in that particular neck of the woods.

You might also wish to look to see if these children's names might appear in the following very interesting book about this sad moment in history. Many names of victims appear in this book, but I can't recall if the Woods children were mentioned or not. I would imagine that this book is currently available in most libraries, as it wasn't published all that long ago.

The Children's Blizzard, by David Laskin
Added by DR on Jan 21, 2015 3:11 PM
Lenora & William Wood in South Dakota Cemetery

I see you left flowers and a note indicating a relationship of second cousin three times removed upon the memorials for Lenora Wood b. 1879 d. 1888, memorial # 93000496 and William Wood b. 1878 d. 1888, memorial # 93000547.

Would you happen to know if these two children died in the blizzard of Jan. 12, 1888? And also their relation to James Wood b. 1876 d. 1888, memorial # 93000445 ? James' being buried in the same cemetery, and having a headstone of the same style of Lenora and William, seems to be related to them, with little doubt.

I am not related, just interested in the School Children's Blizzard of 1888.

Thank you,

Added by DR on Jan 19, 2015 7:07 PM
Pamela Myers-Grewell
Louisa Stocker Davis
I posted the obit as it was published, but I edited it to "Wesley [sic]" so others will more easily realize the error.
Added by Pamela Myers-Grewell on Oct 23, 2014 2:13 PM
Steven Shupp
Charlotte Loder
Jadean, after checking the cemetery and the inscriptions of Huron County. I was able to locate Lottie Loder. Lottie died 23 May 1924. There is no stone for Lottie. She shares a plot with seven others. The owner of the plot is Elias Reeves. There is six other Reeves and a Rosella Rogers, who has no stone either.

Added by Steven Shupp on Oct 05, 2014 8:11 PM
Steven Shupp
Thomas McIntyre
I checked the cemetery for Thomas and Anna. I was unable to locate a headstone for Thomas. I checked the Huron County Cemetery Inscriptions and it lists the following information:
McIntire, Anna M., d/o T.R. & J.A. McIntire, d.17 Feb 1847 age 3y 4m (Thomas and Julia)

McIntyre, Thomas, d. Jul 1849 age 68y; b. MA (no stone, cem. record; also in 1850 mortality schedule; this is grandfather of Anna M.)

Owner of the plots is J. Freeman & McIntire

I hope this helps

Added by Steven Shupp on Oct 05, 2014 7:37 PM
Kerry Moser
Annie Smith Blackledge
Thank you for the tombstone pic, I appreciate you going out and shooting it.
Added by Kerry Moser on Oct 01, 2014 10:01 AM
RE: Laura Bell Hopper #86204501
I have corrected her memorial. My source is death certificates. The certificate may be correct or the death record may be, we never know unless there is a record. Thank you for the "catch".

Added by Fran on Sep 20, 2014 4:19 PM
emily amanda mcintyre lemmon
I see there are two graves for her. I am not sure why.
Added by mutchmj on Sep 03, 2014 5:01 PM
Adda Warfel McConnell
Cemetery records show that she died 7 Dec 1895 and buried Dec 9, 1895 in OC( Old Cemetery) Section 1, there are 6 others buried in Lot # 1
Added by Rootsrcher on Aug 20, 2014 12:28 PM
Velma Hopper McDonald
Sorry for the second message. I also found a Velma Hopper McDonald here at this memorial 65307209

Kind Regards,

Added by Linda on Aug 16, 2014 7:07 PM
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