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Thomas Wayne Honts
I found him in the Bushnell Cemetery and attached his obit. Thanks.
Added by JKMartin on Apr 24, 2017 12:07 PM
John Honts
Thanks for the submission. I did add it. Would you happen to know where his son Thomas was buried. THanks.
Added by JKMartin on Apr 24, 2017 10:38 AM
JOhn RIley Honts
You submitted the marriage of his 2nd wife. COuld you also tell me where you found this info so I can add it for verification? Thank you.
Added by JKMartin on Apr 24, 2017 10:15 AM
Denise Bodman
Nelson Lamb
Hello! You have Mary Brown listed as a second wife of Nelson following the death of his long married wife, Nancy, marrying her in 1907. I have found information that this wife was also known as Molly Loftus. Can you tell me where you found the Mary Brown name? I believe they divorced.


Added by Denise Bodman on Mar 26, 2017 3:10 PM
Lee Garrett
Thank you...
I want to thank you for the work your doing here. Not many would have bothered. I am the grandson of LeRoy Joseph Mithelman. My aunt married into the Holcombs. I am a Garrett as well. I have been tracing my family's lay history and apparently you manage quite a few of them in your work here. Bless you and thanks again.

Larry Lee Garrett
Added by Lee Garrett on Mar 20, 2017 8:40 AM
Memorial# 82373767
Thanks for making the connections.
Added by pMcP on Mar 17, 2017 9:20 AM
RE: John Joachim Schultz/ Memorial# 82373767
I'm not sure I know what you mean. Do you mean you think your memorial is the John Joachim Schultz I am looking for and I am threatening to create a duplicate? In which case Find a Grave would be interested?
Please accept my apologies for stating it that way.

Now that you see that the John Joachim Schultz in the "History of Poweshiek County, IA" has the same birth and death dates, do you think your memorial is the John Joachim Schultz I am looking for?
Added by pMcP on Mar 17, 2017 9:05 AM
RE: John Joachim Schultz/ Memorial# 82373767
Thanks for questioning this. That's true, you have Martin as his middle name and no John.

The father and husband I was searching for goes by J. J. or John or Joachim or Joseph, etc... so it does make it confusing. Germans were known for having many names - so Martin could have been a middle name also. The man I am looking for was born in Germany on March 19, 1819 and died on Oct. 25, 1884 in Poweshiek County, buried in Trinity Cemetery with his wife Maria C., according to the source I cited. I left out the dates in the biographical sketch I sent you because you already had them posted correctly.

If you still think he is not the Joachim Schultz who is the husband of Maria C. and father of Jacob C. Schultz - both buried there, then I will make a new memorial for J. Joachim Schultz with the exact same dates as your memorial but connect him with his family.

What do you think?
Added by pMcP on Mar 16, 2017 8:51 PM
Sarah Fannie Dobbs Alexander
The correct information for Sarah Fannie (you have "Fanny") Dobbs Cooper Alexander has been added to include her 2 birth children, William Odell Cooper and Omer Marvin Cooper, from her first marriage to John Kelly Cooper, (Mar. 1, 1882-Sept. 17, 1935) which ended in divorce under unfortunate circumstances I won't divulge here. Her first husband was awarded custody of the children. She was awarded custody of her second son until he was weaned, upon which he was returned to his father by court order. The whole story is quite sad.

She and her second husband, John Wesley Alexander, later adopted her sister's (Belva Dobbs Criswell) son, who was named Otha Marvin (Dobbs) Alexander. (See record 58375666 on this site.) Adopted son Otha Marvin Alexander was given the middle name "Marvin" after the son she was forced to give up.

Otha Marvin Alexander had 4 step-siblings by his birth mother, Belva Dobbs Criswell. They were William David Criswell, Andrew Campbell Criswell, Rosie Mae Criswell Eaton Allen, and Fannie Relda Criswell Mullins. (Please note that in some records the spelling of Criswell is "Chriswell" and Belva is spelled "Belvia".)

Sarah Fannie Dobbs Cooper Alexander's oldest son, William Odell Cooper, lived with her and her second husband, John Wesley Alexander, and their adopted son, Otha Marvin Alexander, briefly in the mid 1920's before moving nearby and eventually returning to KY after a couple of years. Her second son, Omer Marvin Cooper, moved to West Des Moines, IA, where he remained the rest of his life.

Sarah Fannie Dobbs Cooper Alexander remained in contact with her 2 oldest sons via correspondence. Her sister, Belva, (Otha Marvin Alexander's birth mother) moved back to KY in her later years to live with her daughter, Rosie, and was a frequent Sunday visitor to Sarah Fannie's oldest son's (William Odell Cooper) house following church services at New Hope Baptist Church.

William Odell Cooper thought highly of his step-father, John Wesley Alexander, as well as his cousin/step-brother, Otha Marvin Alexander. He always said that his step-father treated him as if he were his own son and that his step-brother was a good kid. (Otha Marvin was about 10-12 years old at the time my grandfather, William Odell Cooper, was living with them.) Otha Marvin Alexander occasionally visited my grandfather and his step-siblings in Wayne County, KY.

By the way, Sarah Fannie Dobbs Cooper Alexander's first husband, John Kelly Cooper, remarried as well. His second wife was Tallie Morris. To this union were 7 live births and 2 still-borns. John Kelly Cooper died at age 53 with colon cancer.

William Odell Cooper's wife, Bascal May Watson, died at age 45 after fighting heart problems and numerous hospitalizations since her 20's, which is why they left Grinnell to return to Wayne County, KY. William Odell Cooper was devastated by the loss of the love of his life and never dated or remarried. His view was strongly influenced by his own parent's divorce and not wanting to have a new woman in his children's lives. In fact, he never traveled away from Wayne County after his wife's death and devoted his life to raising his children on his own. He died from heart failure at age 98. He has 2 surviving children left at this time, as well as 17 grand-children and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

Omer Marvin Cooper battled lung cancer before succumbing in 1982 at age 76. His wife, Vada Upchurch Cooper, died in 1995. He has 1 surviving child at this time, several grandchildren, great- and great-great grandchildren.
Added by kittycat on Feb 28, 2017 2:04 PM
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I found some records for Blanche Walker (links are below).

Her name is Sarah Blanche Schoffner (not Leslie Blanche).

Thank you!
Added by Constable_Cascaden on Dec 08, 2016 11:27 PM
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