My name is Ken and I am a second generation family historian. My father has been working on his family since the early 60s, and on my mother's side she has two sisters who started about the same time as my father, each dividing the family between them based on the their parent's branches. I have taken over my father's work for the most part, and am assisting where I can on my mother's side. Among the main branches I am researching, are the Jones, Baker, Wallace, Bellville, Hall, Lewis, Landon, Hawthorne, Childs, Larsen, Jensen, James, McLaughlin, McLaurine, and Teague families. I am also researching the Percy Noble family from Elk Rapids, Michigan, as there is reason to believe they are a branch of our family as well.
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RE: Lillian Evelyn “Evelyn” Wallace Swartz Better to keep it yourself, I've been really sick and they cancelled my immune infusions so i can't go back to the hospital and can't pay the money for the serums at home, so cancer could come back and hubby has had 3 strokes
William Emory Wallace I found an 1870 Ohio Census Lists Moses Wallace 49 born VA; Sarah Wallace 29 born Va; John E Wallace 12 born VA; Annie Wallace 10 born VA; Robert Wallace 5 born VA; Sanford Pelton 6 born OH(which I found out was Cordelia's son) and a Thos Wallace 1 born OH.
I found William's sister Cordelia Wallace Pelton at Caseville Township Cemetery, Hurion Co., Michigan. Her # 76192204
I found all kinds of information on William's mom Arnett side of the family. Many in Hixon Cemetery in Ohio and the Arnett Cemetery in West Virgina.
Oh yea and he died of cancer at his home 5 miles west of Moffit.
RE: Thomas Archie Turner My mom suggested that I ask about when and where he died so that I can give that info to his daughter. Was it in hospital and if so what hospital? Do you know what he died from? I didn't think to ask that. Again, thank you so much. I know this will just be such a blessing and answered prayer to my cousin. I'd like to think that his son would be just as thrilled but I think because he is younger that he tends to pick sides with his mother and his heart has hardened. Or maybe he was too afraid to hope.
RE: Thomas Archie Turner Thank you so much for replying. I just was afraid that maybe I had made you think twice about providing the information since it was such a personal thing. Since I've been in touch with you, I've been in touch with Tommie's niece. I'm not sure if that is what he went by or how he may have spelled it, but that is how all of my Aunt's remember him as. He had a sister that died and it was her daughter that I've been in touch with. I noticed on her mother's obituary that there was no mention of any siblings and that both of Thomas' parents had passed away also. When I didn't see mention of Thomas, I thought maybe I had the wrong person. The niece did reply and she said that she had tried some to look for her Uncle but she didn't have much information and so she had given up. I told her pretty much everything I've shared with you but I have not heard back from her. Makes my heart sink some for my cousin because I know that nothing would make her happier than to be in touch with some of her father's family. My Aunt was and still is very controlling and well that's another story but it's sad how she denied her children any access to their father and his family. From what the niece did tell me in her original message made me think that for whatever reason, Thomas was estranged from his family. Again, makes me sad to see that happen in families but I know it is something all to well. I know without a doubt that it will be so comforting to my cousin to know that he did have friends as is evident in what you have shared with me. By any chance would there be other pictures of Tommie? I am going to contact my cousin either later today or tonight and fill her in on what I know. I will provide her a link to his memorial on Find a Grave so that she can read what is there and also see the picture. Thank you so much for getting back to me. Staci
Thomas Archie Turner Hello Mr. Jones, I hate to bother you but I will write to you one more time. I feel that this Thomas Archie Turner that you are in control of his memorial is the one that I'm looking for. I don't know if you have been busy or if perhaps I caused some panic when I told you why I'm looking for him. I apologize if I've caused any discomfort. I plan on going ahead and informing my cousin about this and that I do feel there is a very good chance this is her father. What a wonderful thing if it was her father, so that his children could go about and make the proper arrangements to have him a proper military headstone/marker. Thank you for taking good care of his memorial and hopefully before long if my hunch proves correct, he will have a proper marker. Staci Pollard