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Dot Hosking Huntley (#46502633)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon, but spent parts of my adult life in Walla Walla county, WA, Sacramento, CA, and Sutherlin, OR.

Using data from the previous generation's work, since the early 1990s I've been actively researching and building my families' histories. I spend most of my research time now helping others find their missing rellies. The thrill of finding missing people is almost as great as eating a good piece of chocolate!!

I add memorials as I do obituary lookups at the library, and take photos of additional headstones when I do requests for photos. If you would like information attached to these or would like them transferred to you, just let me know.

I also have the high-resolution photos of the FAG photos that I can email to you.

If you would like me to look up an obit when I do the cemetery picture in Douglas county, Oregon just let me know.

If you want pictures from Roseburg Memorial Gardens, please be aware that they charge me $45.00 for each request for grave location and other information. Family might be able to work a deal!
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Lorna Kappel
Rosa/Rose L. Wagner Morgan Mem #108686978
I copied the obit you entered and so you can delete yours 108686978. Thank you so much for your help.
Added by Lorna Kappel on May 13, 2014 5:03 PM
Lorna Kappel
Rosa/Rose L. Wagner Morgan Mem #108686978
This memorial is also entered in Memorial #59657543.
Yours has the obituary (great), and the other has the family links. Do you prefer keeping your memorial enter the family links or delete it and I will handle from here. There are relatives in my area.

Thanks for your help.
Added by Lorna Kappel on May 11, 2014 3:10 PM
L. Hiles
Added by L. Hiles on Mar 29, 2014 4:02 PM
Dean Andal
RE: Dale Woodruff #52045967
Sure, thank you asking!
Added by Dean Andal on Jan 31, 2014 11:22 AM
Dean Andal
RE: Dale Woodruff #52045967
Sure, thank you asking!
Added by Dean Andal on Jan 31, 2014 11:22 AM
Bob Wilson
RE: John S Churchill
Wow! You are good! I didn't think to try the BYU index, since it doesn't pick up western Oregon . . . (bad assumption).

Thrasher appears to be the correct spelling for Ellen -- her parents had a DLC in Douglas county about the time that she and John were married, although they were all over the state. I found a mention of her father's death, (Willamette Farmer, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 29, 1880, Page 4, Column 5)
"Thomas Thrasher, an old citizen of Linn county, recently died in Umatilla county." In 1850 they were at Portland, spelled "Thrashers". I have been browsing through the marriage record images for Douglas county that were recently posted at FamilySearch and so far I have not been able to find the actual recording of the marriage. If it is there, it is out of chronological sequence.

Thanks again!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jan 06, 2014 10:53 AM
Bob Wilson
RE: John S Churchill

Thank you for your assistance. The John S. Churchill that you pointed out is a first cousin once removed (I think) of the man I am seeking. "Your" John S. is the grandson of John A. Churchill, who did not come to Oregon. The John S. that I am seeking is the son of John A.'s brother Alvah. Two other brothers of John A. & Alvah also came to Oregon -- Willoughby and Lewis. They all had large families and all used similar names for their kids. And they all seem to have been in the Coles Valley area for a while, before spreading out all over the west coast. So it is a real challenge sorting them all out!

The man I am trying to find is listed in the Early Oregonian Search as # 31123, born 1832 - 1833 in Lawrence Co., Indiana. He married Ellen J. Thrasher in Umpqua County on July 22, 1854; she apparently died prior to the 1860 census, since John's two sons (Alvah & Thomas) are living with John's mother Bernetta ("Betsy"), who is listed as "Churchwell". In 1870 those two boys are living with John & his new wife Catherine. From the 1900 Census, I have calculated that John & Catherine were married about 1862, although I have not found a marriage record for them.

Thank you for the information on the Archives. I have connected with a very helpful lady who lives in Salem & works near the archives. She will "fetch" any DC's that I need and either scan them or mail me copies as needed. Unfortunately, since we haven't yet pinned down John's death, we are somewhat adrift in terms of obtaining any documentation.

Please keep me posted if you happen across any more information on this family. Thanks again, and have a wonderful week!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jan 05, 2014 3:40 PM
Bob Wilson
Lucinda (Hill) Rubell
I noticed that you had added an obit for Lucinda's memorial; there is a much more extensive obit in a later issue of the paper:

I came across her obit while searching for death & burial information on John S. Churchill, son of Alvah & Bernetta Churchill who are buried at Coles Valley and husband of Catherine "Kate" Churchill who is buried at Cedar Hill (Oakland). John kinda disappears from the census & newspapers sometime shortly after his wife's death -- I think 1902 was the last mention that I found. Kate's obit mentions two stepsons; I believe they were Thomas F Churchill (# 47679291) and Alvah (not yet located). I believe their mother was Ellen J. Thrasher (also not located).

Would you happen to know where else to look for John? He does not show up in the death indexes for Oregon, Washington, or California. My guess is that he most likely died before these states started enforcing death certificate requirements (1902 - ~1906). Any pointers that you might have would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Bob Wilson on Jan 04, 2014 10:41 PM
Ray Suitter
RE: Elsie Suitter memorial
That would be great. She is my grandmother who past away when my father was 3 years old.
Thanks again
Added by Ray Suitter on Nov 21, 2013 7:29 AM
Pat R
Adam Hipp
I appreciate the transfer!!
Take care, Pat
Added by Pat R on Nov 09, 2013 10:32 PM
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