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Robyn MacMillan (#46842577)
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Bio Photo We are just moving to Hillsborough County, FL and are not too familiar with the area but will be glad to attempt to get any photos we can. My husband and I like to travel and have a digital camera so we are able to find cemeteries and take photos and try to find information for genealogists. If we have to travel, a small donation to help cover gas expenses would be very much appreciated.

I am currently researching descendants of Jonathan Schaffer born in 1810 in PA and died 1900 in IA.

I am also trying to find anyone who knows the man in the picture in my bio. He is my father-in-law and a huge mystery! The photo is circa 1944 and he usually wore glasses. His full name was Silas Robert MacMillan and he was born in 1918 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co. PA to Silas and Bertha MacMillan. He had six known sisters: Mary, Mahala, Margaret, Emma, Bertha, and Elizabeth. We believe he was close to his little sister Bertha because she was listed as his next of kin on his Army dogtags. He lost all contact with his family around 1944 but we would very much like to re-establish contact. He has since passed away...

PLEASE contact me if you know him! Thank you!!
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Barry Mateer
Edward V. Kirby
I noticed that Edward V. Kirby did not have his parents listed nor linked.
Elias Kirby I and Mary Kirby. They lived in Clarke County, Iowa in mid 1800’s and then returned to Illinois. Edward’s sister, Margaret, is my great, great grandmother and buried a few miles from my home.

This is Edward’s obituary ...

Barry Mateer

November 25, 1943 Osceola Sentinel

Edward V. Kirby, well known resident of this community, died at his home here last Thursday following a heart attack. He was 69 years of age.
Edward V. Kirby, son of John and Elizabeth Kirby was born in Green County, Iowa, December 27, 1873 and departed this life in his home in Osceola, Iowa, Nov. 18, 1943, at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 18 days.
The greater part of his life has been lived in Clarke County, as a farmer. Four years ago his health began to fail so that with his wife he moved to Osceola.
He was united in marriage February 23, 1898 to Emma Murtle. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Bert Eggleston. He was preceded in death by his parents several years ago, and he is the last one to go of five children.
In the year 1907 he united with the Fremont Methodist Church and later transferring his membership to the Trinity Methodist Church in Osceola where he remained an active member until his death.
He leaves to mourn, besides the above mentioned wife and daughter, the son-in-law, Bert Eggleston, two grandchildren, Donald and Lucille Eggleston, to whom he had been greatly devoted. There are also several nephews and nieces and many other friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held from the home and Trinity Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 21 in charge of the Webster Funeral Home.
The sermon was preached by the pastor Rev. O.J. Fix. Songs were sung by Mrs. Beulah McComas and Mrs. Zulu Painter with Mrs. Emma Fiox at the piano. Burial took place near the old home, in Fremont Cemetery.
Added by Barry Mateer on Nov 24, 2016 9:04 AM
Patty Burnett nee Brooks
Martha Deatherage Bair
the info below was taken from gedcom file...

LEVI G. BAIR. He is a merchant, son of David and Mary Ann Bair of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on Mar. 10, 1842. He received his education in the subscription school of Franklin County, PA. He came to Illinois in 1851, settling in Knox County in 1860. He married Amanda Mann on Nov. 15, 1866 [the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index lists a Levi G. Bair marrying a Amanda Mann in Mercer County on November 15, 1866]. Three children were born to them. He was married again on April 5, 1874 to Martha S. Deatherage [the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index lists a Levi G. Bair marrying a Martha Deatherage in Knox County on April 4, 1874]. A Democrat in politics. He was seven years Collector in Rio, Town Clerk two years and at present is Supervisor. Post Office, Rio.

SOURCE: History of Knox County, Illinois - 1878 - published by Charles C. Chapman.

Note: Jane was apparently a 3rd wife -- whom he married sometime after 1900 (the marriage does not appear in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, which stops at the year 1900).
Added by Patty Burnett nee Brooks on Apr 03, 2013 10:37 AM
Mary Hazen
Sorry, but I have no further info.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Mar 13, 2013 11:33 AM
I think city records may have the spelling wrong. This happens a lot with the Shepherd name. Thanks for removing the Shepard ones.
Added by BrysonSearcherJMM on Feb 27, 2013 11:12 PM
would you like the 2 girls transferred to you.
Added by BrysonSearcherJMM on Feb 10, 2013 7:50 AM
I created pages for the 2 girls and linked them to alice and C.D. Forgive the colored chalk, it was all I had.
Added by BrysonSearcherJMM on Feb 08, 2013 5:59 PM
I could stop by the city clerks office early next week and see if they have a record that has dates. I could not find an obit for the daughters. I am related to Shepherd but the spelling is always a bear. Not related to Shepard. There was a Luther Shepard in early Villisca. Is he related to you?
Added by BrysonSearcherJMM on Feb 08, 2013 11:27 AM
City Clerk for City of Villisca might, but it maybe listed as Shepherd, Child of Charles on Block 2 lot 71 as this is how it is listed on plat at cemetery. if you contact them make sure they know this is Original section as the cemetery has 3 sections Rose Hill, Rose Lawn, and Original. it is worth a try but you may need to have them check all 3 possible spellings Shepherd, Shepard, and Sheperd. I will try to get back to cem to get a better date befor it rains or snow this weekend.
Added by BrysonSearcherJMM on Feb 08, 2013 11:03 AM
Cathy Dayton
RE: Elling and Margaret Ellingson
Hello!! No, the Ellingson's are not relatives of mine. Are you wanting to have the memorials transferred or are you possibly wanting some information on this family? I think that this
name showed up in one of our local history books. -- Cathy:)
Added by Cathy Dayton on Dec 19, 2012 8:51 PM
Carney Cemetery
Hi Robyn
I have linked Sarah McMillan Jayne to her parents..Thank you for your help
Added by A M P on Dec 17, 2012 1:36 AM
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