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Jack Yankee (#46996733)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy since 1998. My lines include Yankee, Yankie, Yankey, Morrison, Smith, Owen, Houston, Fish, Roberts and Wickett.

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Steve McAnelly
Samuel Gonzales, ID 40273286
This is the same person as ID 35653464.
Added by Steve McAnelly on Nov 10, 2016 12:05 AM
Ernest Pittillo
Hello, Ernest Pittillo #32894626 should be linked to Bernest Pittillo #60136247 as they are twin brothers.
Thank you,
Added by Hattie on Aug 08, 2016 8:00 PM
Seth Ford
Charles Ford & Mrs. Charles Ford

I'm hoping that maybe you can help me resolve a discrepancy and finally solve a family mystery. My great grandfather, Charles Ford, is rumored to have died in a horse breaking accident in 1910. He was married in Estancia, New Mexico. His wife, Edna Canton, moved with my grandfather, Earl Ford, to Texas where she remarried. Her second husband, Benjamin Andrews, died in 1923 and I believe I've found his grave as well. She remarried again to a man named Aspelin in the 1930s, and a short time later, divorced him. She died in 1962 and I'm 99% sure I've found her grave near other Cantons in Englewood, Kansas.

I was pretty sure when I saw your picture in the Corona Cemetery that it must be my great grandfather (given the proximity to Estancia), but my grandfather (who was six when his father died and had a poor relationship with his mother) always told my father that his dad was buried near Hobbs. Well, there's a Charles C Ford in Carlsbad Cemetery and there are two records for the same man on One says that Charles C Ford was buried in Carlsbad in 1910 and one says Charles C Ford was buried in 1930.

To further complicate things, my great grandfather was from Iowa and the gravestone pictured in the 1910 record appears to say 'Iowa' on it. While I can't quite make out the date on the gravestone, it appears to me to say 1930, not 1910. Finally, the grave marker you took a picture of has a picture of a marker with no headstone, no name, no birthdate and no date of death. Your comment was "Kids were too cheap to buy a headstone."

I still favor your picture for my great grandfather for one more striking fact. While we don't know when my great grandfather was born, the birth date on the stone you photographed also happens to be my grandfather's birthday.

Anyway, if you can help me work out all the facts and discrepancies, I'd be grateful. The story I've pieced together based on your pictures is that my great grandfather married my great grandmother in Estancia in 1902 or 1903 and had my grandfather. My great grandfather died in 1910 and the Woodmen of the World purchased a gravestone for him in 1912 with a plot reserved for my great grandmother that was never used.

Based on your experience, I'd love to know what you think.

Thank you,
Seth Ford

Added by Seth Ford on Jun 25, 2015 2:14 PM
Tim Goodwin
RE: Nancy Slack
I'm okay either way. She's related by marriage and my mother has fond memories of her. So I'd be happy to look after it. She does have direct descendants still in the Corona area - and I'll just transfer to any of them who ask.
Added by Tim Goodwin on May 28, 2015 2:21 PM
Tim Goodwin
William W. Slack in the Corona Cemetery
Thank you for checking. I drilled down on the census records last night and it looks like Horace and William are half brothers. I'll dig further, but I would not have known this if it wasn't for findagrave and its contributors!
Added by Tim Goodwin on Mar 05, 2015 12:32 PM
Tim Goodwin
William W. Slack in the Corona Cemetery
Hi Jack,
I'm till trying to track down who William W Slack was - it's a real mystery. One thing that may help me: do you know where the information on the memorial about his kids and wife came from?
Thank you.
Added by Tim Goodwin on Mar 04, 2015 4:41 PM
Tim Goodwin
RE: Rebeca Slack @ Corona NM
Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it.
Added by Tim Goodwin on Feb 27, 2015 9:00 AM
Tim Goodwin
RE: Rebeca Slack @ Corona NM
Hi Jack,
That would be fine. My # is 48043575. Rebeca and her husband Horace were my G grandparents. I'm not sure about my relationships to any other Slacks in the Corona Cemetery. I know that Horace ran a sawmill in Pinos Altos with Will Slack - but I don't know how they are related - I'll have to research a bit.
Thank you.
Added by Tim Goodwin on Feb 26, 2015 12:27 PM
I would be happy to. I went to grade school in Corona and remember the brothers and one sister. All gone now. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Miss New Mexico!
Added by snm on Oct 25, 2014 11:28 AM
RE: Yankee

but tell me what you know about how your name came into existance?
Added by djyancey on Oct 16, 2014 2:05 PM
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