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KMN (#48151589)
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I am a descendant of John F>Benjamin Sr>Abram>Benjamin A>Thomas>Lillie Mae>Maureene Darnell. I attended Darnell reunions in northern Illinois until 1962 and heard many stories from descendants of those included in the elusive Darnell-Darnall Family Book. I continue to live in the same general area to this day. I enjoy trying to get the Darnell side of my family history documented for other Marshall, Kendall, and DeKalb County enthusiasts.
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Kristy Gravlin
RE: re: E. Maureene Darnell Wendell
Thanks for the information about your mom's photo. So many children (and even adults) look so sober, or scared to death. One of the reasons is that they are probably threatened with their very lives if they move and spoil the photo. I suspect another reason may be the nervousness of parents for whom a photo was a very big deal. Even my mother and siblings didn't look pleased most of the time... probably because grandpa (the photographer) made them stop playing and stand still for a long time.

It's my understanding that photos of this vintage have passed out of copyright. I must admit tho, that copyright laws confuse me too. Maybe someone else is surer of that information.

I'll watch for your family as I run across local (Plano, Little Rock Twp) info about the Darnells.
Do you know about the wonderful "travel story" by a 12 year old who went with his parents to KS, I think. (I'm not able to look it up right now.) It's online at the University of Kansas...and you'll find it with "Darnell" only I feel quite sure. His parents left here and moved there when it was early to do so. It's a long took them a portion of two volumes to print it all...but I was so caught up with it I read it all. Kristy from Plano.
Added by Kristy Gravlin on Sep 02, 2014 10:44 AM
Kristy Gravlin
re: Ellen Maureene Darnell Wendell
Hi...I was so "caught" by Ellen's five-yr-old photo. What a cute things she was -- and what a pleasant expression.

I am a Plano resident from birth and know a number of the Darnell family...even have a connection or two.

My big you know who the photographer
was for this picture? My grandfather was a local photographer and it looks like it -might- be his work. If it was taken in Plano, there are not many other choices.

His name was R.E. Lincoln. It was typical of him to stamp his name on the cardstock portion of the photo. Could this be his?

Added by Kristy Gravlin on Aug 03, 2014 1:36 PM
Mary Richarmé McGinn
RE: Discrepancy for Fred's year of death
The page has been corrected. Thanks for your input in finding the error!
Added by Mary Richarmé McGinn on Jul 27, 2014 7:08 AM
Sheila Miller-Cobb
Caroline Darnell
I have her already, listed as Caroline Spence Darnell.
Added by Sheila Miller-Cobb on Jun 29, 2014 6:25 PM
Sheila Miller-Cobb
RE: Lucius Wm Darnell
The pictures are both of Lucius, it is one photo. I have my Darnells back several centuries to England (thanks to other researchers). Lucius came to IL from Ohio, but I have not been able to find if he is related to the other Darnells in the N. IL area.

Google or Yahoo "My Maternal Family" and my name to bring up my FTM pages with my different reports.
Added by Sheila Miller-Cobb on Jun 29, 2014 6:22 PM
Sheila Miller-Cobb
RE: Agnes M or E Atlee Darnell
I had never noticed that. But I believe her middle name was Maude.
Added by Sheila Miller-Cobb on Jun 29, 2014 6:13 PM

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