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Art Early II (#46783799)
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Retired City of Dublin,Ohio Police Officer. Currently living in the Florida Pan Handle. I was luckier than most people, I had the best parents in the whole world. I had been caregiver to them both since I was a senior in High School. I never seriously dated or had time for myself until they both passed away. I sure wish they both could have known my wife and step-sons. Still, I will never regret my time with my parents and I'm glad I was able to be there for them, that's not something allot of people can say nowadays. I'm just glad I can virtually visit them as often as I want on Find a Grave.

I would love to find any other family I may have out there that I may not be aware of. Any other "Early" or "Shoemaker" relatives. Most of the Early's prior to my father were pipefitters, plumbers or boiler masters in Ohio or Rail Road employees in Central or Northern Ohio or possibly western PA. We were mainly white with some indian ancestery. There was some talk of there being some relation to the Confederate General Jubal A. Early. My fathers Mother was related to the original Kelley Tires founders in the Dayton Ohio area. Both my fathers parents had been married previously but thst was a taboo subject whenever my father asked his parents about that. My father had a half sister named Lee Marsh her husband Fred worked for Ohio Bell, both are deceased now and I don't have much information about them. I do know she lived in East Columbus near Reynoldsburg, Ohio for most of her life. Lee was an avid ceramics maker and had her own kiln. I have cousins that were related to Lee Marsh. I have memories of them when I was around ten years old but I have forgotten their names and I have no way to contact them. Any information about relatives is greatly appreciated.
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RE: Elizabeth Palk
I have no idea what the COD was. The Ohio Death Certificate Index states that the coroner was the Certifier and she was married and the death took place at Type Place of Injury: Industrial Place and Premises.
Added by Digger4Genealogy on Apr 17, 2013 6:04 AM
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James Mary Early O'Grady
I have an ancestor who was a Catholic priest. His name was James Mary Early. he served in western New York. Born 1823 in Ireland and died in Hornell New York in 1890. I don't see any direct relationship with James Mary Early O'Grady but given the names I suspect some sort of ancestral or other relationship. Very curious as I am our Early family historian.
Added by early searcher on Apr 19, 2010 8:24 AM
Sandra Ellen Reed
Aunt Lee's sons
Aunt Lee's sons were named Ed and Fred. Eddy did live in Florida but I have no idea if he is still there. I do not know were Fred Marsh is. His first wife was named Joanne and they had a daughter Linda for whom I used to babysit. She divorced Fred but I don't know whom he married after that.

Grandpa Early's sister was a talented violinist and was well known in the Newark area.

This is all I can remember right now. Sandy
Added by Sandra Ellen Reed on Jan 23, 2009 1:41 PM
Sandra Ellen Reed
Grandpa Early's Death

I just wanted to set the record straight. Grandpa Early did die on Christmas day in 1950 but he died of a ruptured appendix, not a heart attack. He became ill and the doctors didn't know what was wrong with him. Your Uncle John, Aunt Lee's full brother, died of a heart attack.

Your father didn't graduate from high school because he, too, almost died from an appendicitis.(sp) Because he and Al were twins, they passed out Al's graduation picture for your dad, too.

Aunt Lee lived in Whitehall.

It was never discused openly that Lee and John had a different father. I do not know who he was. Divorce was a "no, no" in those days especially since the Early's were Catholic. Your grandmother was Methodist. Grandma Early could have had here cataracts fixed but she felt that God was punishing her. Perhaps this might have had to do with the fact that she had two husbands and little Ed was killed following Lee and John across the street. I am just speculating here as she never discussed it and she lived with us until she died. Sandy Reed
Added by Sandra Ellen Reed on Jan 23, 2009 1:30 PM

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