I have been interested in Genealogy all my life. I had a grandmother McDonald who loved to tell stories, and I really loved to hear them I got serious about family History in 1969 when we moved from CA back home to KS and I could visit with some of the great aunts & Uncles. I had a Bonesbuddy who loved to travel with me. We have been from coast to coast tracking bones...Now it seems everything is on computer however I still love to get out and go to libraries, court house's and cemeteries. Now my Bonesbuddy is on Find a grave I shall always miss her. I am enjoying working with find a grave. I had three children, four grandchildren and four great grands. I love every one of them and hope some decide to carry on with the genealogy. If you find mistakes please let me know via Edit. After all I am only human and fast becoming an OLD Human.
RE: Jennie Quick Oh my goodness!! This would be exciting to find some more Spangler family, as I have few.
For Jennie Dixon - she married Thomas Richard Quick, and they are my Lynch-Quick line of desc. Not a direct desc from them, but from Thomas's grandmother Mary Ann Hamilton Quick Lynch.
Thomas's grandfather David Nelson Quick was killed in the Civil War and his wife then married James G. Lynch. The Quick-Lynch families were very close, and my James Lynch raised the Quick children as his own.
My Spanglers are in TN and then Scott Co. and Washington Co. VA- then Alabama- then Indiana-. My John Spangler married Susan Hensley in Scott Co. VA. After John Spangler died in Alabama, his wife Susan went North to be near family - brother Isaac Hensley.
Please feel free to contact me via email. Spanglers are a huge family. Mine go back to VA and TN.
RE: It is ALL Kansas. I don't know that I really want to sell it... I found one on Ebay for 112.50, Marked down from 150. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1915-D-A-R-1ST-EDITION-MARKING-THE-SANTA-FE-TRAIL-BOOK-by-MRS-T-A-CORDRY-/381589698803?hash=item58d884b8f3:m:mx0iMAHeZYio-n4u92aTQ4w
Here is a new reprint for much cheaper: http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Story-of-the-Marking-of-the-Santa-Fe-Trail-by-the-Daughters-of-the-Americ-/351428354744?hash=item51d2c322b8:g:pw8AAOSweW5VgHtH
RE: Grace Meeker I found the book at home as I had decided to keep it; didn't have it at the shop. Are you really interested in it????? I don't have a price yet; I don't want to give it away but don't want to rip you off, either....
My grandmother was Wanda Zirkle Jilka, from Herington, and her sister was Veda Zirkle Vickery, from Wichita. I think Veda's daughter, Lucretia Vickery Ottaway is active in it in Wichita. I don't really know her, though; met her at funerals...
RE: Grace Meeker Sure! My grandmother and great-aunt were really into DAR; they tried to get me involved.... I love the stuff, love the info, but my time is pretty limited. I never did apply! BTW, I have an antique shop, and a couple of months ago I ran across a book about the marking of the Santa Fe Trail. It was all about the DAR women at the time who pulled it off. I was impressed, and grateful that they did. Thanks. Becky
Grace Meeker Am going to do some digging and will paste info for you (right or wrong, who knows!). I sent edits. Becky
Grace Ruth Meeker 1863–1947 Birth 5 FEB 1863 • Franklin, Delaware Co., NY Death 4 DEC 1947 • Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS
Father: Find A Grave #56942807 Silas Bentley Meeker 1836–1911 Birth 14 JUL 1836 • Caldwell, Essex Co., NJ Death 5 DEC 1911 • Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS
Mother: Eliza Burnett Squier 1836–1868 Birth 30 JUN 1836 • , Essex Co., NJ, , Livingston Twp. Death 11 OCT 1868 • Franklin, Delaware Co., NY
The Emporia [KS] Gazette, 05 Dec 1947, Friday
FORMER STATE REGENT DIES AT OTTAWA, WAS 82
Ottawa, Dec. 5, A.P.--Miss Grace Meeker, 82, widely known Ottawa naturalist who frequently was called on to identify plant and animal life died Thursday.
A resident of Ottawa since 1870, she was a former city librarian, former state regent, and state secretary of the Kansas D.A.R., and an active member of the Kansas Academy of Science. Funeral services will be Monday.
I believe the information came from Rust or Killebrew researchers since there were several marriages between the Rust line and the Killebrew line.
I'll search through my records to see what I have this evening after I get home from work. It's always great to see my email at work, but it's also frustrating not to be able to respond with all the correct information.