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Lynn (#47138895)
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L Moses
Memorial# 95894433
Hi Lynn,
I think I have stumbled across the mother of Charles Dupy in the memorial above.

I am in the process of trying to run down the offspring of William Russell (b:1826) who is the great grandfather guessed it...Eva Arnold.

The 1880 Federal Census report of William(1826) lists the following as members of his household:
Mary "Diepe" age 30 daughter
Charles "Diepe" age 8 grandson
"Jan Diepe" age 5 grandson, and
Eddy "Diepe" age 2 grandson.

The memorial for Charles lists his siblings as John and Eddie.
I think I may have found Charles' mother. I think she is Harriet Ann Carter, daughter of John Carter and Juliet Carter who married William(1826) after John died and William lost Mary Ann Andrews. The Carters and the Russells were next door neighbors in the 1850 Census. Harriet Ann surely fits with the partial information referred to in the memorial.

Best wishes,

LD Moses

Added by L Moses on May 23, 2016 3:42 PM
L Moses
Eva Arnold
Thanks Lynn.

I also came across something that should be of major interest to anyone doing work on the Robert Andrews family. I was going through some papers from my father and found a Biographical sketch of Robert G. Andrews, son of Robert and Catherine, that was prepared by his granddaughter, Grace Andrews for printing in the Batchtown Pilot, a Calhoun Newspaper of the 1880s. It is about 10 pages long, handwritten, and contains the Doctor's memories of growing up in what became Brussels and the Point Precinct of Calhoun. What's a good way to get the word out to the genealogy folks that I have this?
I can't believe how well written this is!

LD Moses
Added by L Moses on May 22, 2016 2:19 PM
RE: 64528455
Collaboration is fun.. I love a good mystery and with both of us pooling our research we have broke this down in a short order. I just finished with the Indian Creek Cemetery postings. There should be 900 posts now listed for other researchers to find. I sent you a message earlier, please retain the information listed should you ever need more collaboration. Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on May 20, 2016 7:19 PM
1910 Census;
Shows that Francis and Maria both had been married 2 times. She had 8 or 9 children with only 6 living.
There was even a Polly born after Lee and before James.

George and Sylvia lived 2 doors down from Francis and Maria in the 1910 census both married one time and for 15 years. Two children born and living at that time.
Added by Cheryl on May 20, 2016 3:59 PM
RE: Sylvia (nee Webster) Swearingin
Hey Lynn,
Check out what I found on Maria Webster last night.

Still a mystery, so going to census records again.
1920 Census;

Frank head,67
Mariah wife,51
Noah son, 25
Marion son, 24
Lee son, 21
James son, 16
Daisy dau, 11
Harvey son, 5
1930 Census;
Their children living at home,
Noah E., Marion T or J., Harvey A., Daisy Swearingin and Daisy's daughter, Zylvia 23 months old.
Added by Cheryl on May 20, 2016 3:45 PM
L Moses
Eva Arnold
Hi Lynn,
I have been going through the Federal census count sheets and family records along with anything else I can find to prove Grandma Arnold's words about having Step-brothers, step-sisters, full brothers, full sisters, and half brothers and half sisters. Grandma did not lie!!!
Here are the results so far:
William Russell(born 1847) married Catherine Andrews Jun 6,1873. I have the handwritten marriage license to prove this. The census for 1870 shows Catherine married to Ephraim Jones and there is a record of this marriage on file with Calhoun County dated Jul 7,1866. She and Ephraim had a girl, Olive, and a boy, Thomas. Thus these are Grandma Arnold's step relations.
William next married Christina Jane Minesinger May 17, 1877. William and Jane had the following children:
Orval Russell
Opal Russell
Eva Elinor Russell Arnold
Robert Raymond Russell
Lulu Alice Russell
Ivy Adell Russell
These are the full brothers and sisters.
I have been able to document Jane still being alive in February, 1886 from the date on a letter from her brother, William, promising that the cost of a horse his boy wants to buy from Jane will be paid out of the proceeds from the next harvest provided the boy and Jane can agree on a fair price.
William Russell married Maud Ellen Cheney on May 23, 1893.
From this union came the half relations for Grandma as follows:
Charlotte (Lottie) Russell
Judith Russell
Joseph Henry Russell
Thomas Wallace Russell
Marquis Lynly Russell
Mary Ann Russell.

I figured you could point me in the right direction to solve one fly that remains in this soup pan. The records show Eva born on Aug 1, 1881 and I know this to be true from all the birthday parties we celebrated with Grandma. The records show a date of brith for Robert Ray of July 30, 1881. Grandma was not a twin.
I have exhausted Ancestry, and the state of Illinois online lookup function, and Find A Grave trying to run this to ground. Where else would you look?

Thanks for your help,

LD Moses

Added by L Moses on May 20, 2016 3:21 PM
forbes family of Grafton and Alton, Illinois
I admire the bios you have compiled. Do you allow people to copy these into their ancestor's page in I know you are disappointed that FG was sold to ancestry. I would be thrilled to cite you as the author of this carefully executed bios. Either way, good job.
sheryl kindle fullner "Cherry"
Added by cherry on May 16, 2016 10:23 PM
Christianne LaMarsh
RE: Mildred Kronable
Thank you for your kind words, Lynn!

Also, thank you for all your time, research and effort in getting these memorials up and posted!

I will find out Great Aunt Mildred's birth date and get back to you soon.

Thanks again,
Added by Christianne LaMarsh on May 14, 2016 10:26 PM
Dennis Hellebusch
Thanks for the info & all you do for Find-A-Grave

Added by Dennis Hellebusch on May 13, 2016 8:58 AM
Lynn, Dug this out of some old transcribing I had been doing. Could you please add it to his page?Thank you. Cheryl

Died at his residence in Hardin, Saturday, Jan. 20, 1900. Ferdinand Tavernier, aged about 45 years. The deceased was born in Calhoun County, and with exception of a few years spent in France, had lived in the county his entire life. He was married to Lizzie Campbell, of Jersey County who with four children, two girls and two boys survive him. The deceased has been afflicted with hernia since boyhood, in a mild form, but while assisting in hauling in a large seine, Saturday, Jan. 13, he became worse and being unable to relieve himself, called Dr. Flatt who informed him that he was in a precarious condition and an operation would be the only means of saving his life. Dr. Titterington of Jerseyville was called who with Dr. Flatt performed the operation, Tuesday. The patient rallied and seemed to be getting along nicely until early Saturday morning, when he became much worse and died at 11:30 o’clock the same day. The remains were laid to rest in the old French cemetery, just north of Hardin, Sunday, Jan. 27 after services by A. D. Fowler and Hardin Council No. 42 M. P.L. in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing friends. The Herald extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Added by Cheryl on May 06, 2016 9:13 AM
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