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Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary) (#47105690)
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Bio Photo You may copy any of my pictures. Memorials are for people to work on not to lay idle with me. I do this for you and hope my memorials find a home with someone. I Take FINDING a grave to heart. I love to dig for stones that have been buried for decades. Brought up about 100 in Miamisburg's Hill Grove cemetery to date. I live in Miamisburg, Montgomery, Ohio. My parents are Earl Elmer Downing & Marie Evangeline Clune, buried at Calvary.

Sorry, I will not add obits that name living people without permission from the family.

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I have many books with cemetery records. Most of them are Montgomery, Mercer and Pike Counties. If you need a look up I will be happy to help you.
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James Boone
RE: Catherine Swope Boone
Wow.. it is a small world! As far as I can tell, either he had no middle name, or.. he may have had the middle name of "G." Seems that Richard's grandfather, William, (2 Mar 1819 - 27 Jan 1884) named many of the children with the G middle initial. One has the full middle name, Gottlieb. On the actual marriage document (again, thanks), of Richard and Louverna, he does not put down a middle name. I have been able to confirm quite a bit, thanks to your help. Richard was born on March 6, 1884. On Opal's marriage certificate to Max in 1928, she names Richard and Louverna as parents, but on the marriage certificate to Kenneth Hindman in 1938, she puts down both parents as deceased. The last known location(s) I can place Richard and Louverna is, Dayton, Montgomery, and Madison, Montgomery, Ohio. However, my dad lived in Columbus, and Franklin. I don't know if that's County or City.
Added by James Boone on Aug 24, 2014 6:32 PM
James Boone
RE: OOPS!!!!
Oh! I just realized... I never knew about Max Smith! Okay.. another piece to the puzzle!
Added by James Boone on Aug 22, 2014 10:55 PM
James Boone
RE: OOPS!!!!
I can't say exactly... I don't think he was mentioned anywhere.. Opal got married around 1930, to Kenneth Hindman. That would be, Opal Irene Boone, born Jan 11th, 1908 to October 18, 1989. Sister was Virginia Boone 1906-1986 (She got married to Ralph J. Hissong), and Byron, 1910-1979.
Added by James Boone on Aug 22, 2014 10:51 PM
James Boone
RE: More info
Okay.. I will try to get a copy from them. You've been very helpful.

Much Appreciated,

James P. Boone
Added by James Boone on Aug 22, 2014 8:22 PM
James Boone
RE: Boone family
Yes, it was 1885, sorry. I have checked some of the WWI military records, but have not found a match yet. He could have gone anywhere in Ohio is my best estimate... seems as if he just vanished, and thus has remained an unsolved mystery for all this time. I recall my father and grandparent telling me about being orphaned, but never mentioned any details to me about it.

Added by James Boone on Aug 22, 2014 8:19 PM
James Boone
RE: Boone family
William G. and Catherine also had a son, Richard Boone, He is my Great Grandfather. He was born in March 1895, and is also in the 1900 Census. He was married in 1905 to Louverna Niswonger. They had three children, Virginia, Opal, and Byron Benjamin. In 1917, Louverna contracted influenza and she died on November 2nd, 1917. She is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Shorty after that occurred, Virginia, Opal and Byron were orphaned, and separated... sent to live with different relatives. The mystery I am trying to solve is what happened to Richard, my Great Grandfather, and why were the children orphaned? I am trying to determine if he died also, or did he just abandon the children? I have searched and searched for a grave-site to locate Richard, but haven't been able to turn up anything. As far as I can determine, he is not buried with Louverna. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


James P. Boone
Added by James Boone on Aug 22, 2014 7:35 PM
James Boone
RE: Katie Boone
Yes, I am, thank you so much! William G. and Catherine Swope are my 2nd Great Grandparents. You've helped clear up some of the mysteries I'm encountering. Amazing! I still have another big mystery to try and solve... if you can assist, please let me know.

Again, thanks.

James P. Boone.
Added by James Boone on Aug 22, 2014 6:53 PM
Timothy Wightman
RE: Wayne Aldredge
Added by Timothy Wightman on Aug 20, 2014 6:33 PM
RE: annebell
Thank you Mary for letting me know. You have been a lot of help.
Added by Althea on Aug 11, 2014 9:56 AM
David Maxwell
Amanda Treon Shade
I understand that you originally created this memorial. The memorial states that the William Shade listed as Amanda's husband is not from the same shade family as the other Shades buried in Ellerton. What reason is there for this statement?

David Maxwell
Added by David Maxwell on Aug 10, 2014 7:06 PM
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