|Amy and Matt Clark ready for trick or treat action - 1970's|
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I don't remember the exact year of this picture, I was a gypsy and my brother Matt Clark was a hobo. Like most Halloween's in the Chicago area we were bundled up in our winter coats. Time to check with Mom and Dad to see if they remember what year this was!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
ancestry.com, findagrave.com, and interment.net. I really enjoy working with him.
I have volunteered for RAOGK, however I have a sour taste in my mouth from one requester. I searched the major newspapers and historical society for a obit for a lady. I emailed her back to tell her I am still looking and to advise her that so far I had not located anything. She wrote back and accused me wanting money to release the orbit. I have not responded to her email, obviously she is not quite right in the head. Other than that incident I have enjoyed "spreading the genealogy love". Just think of all the records we could make available by each of us volunteering a few hours a week!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Great Granduncle Reinhold R. Miottel, Great Grandaunt Emma Ladwig Miottel, and 1st Cousin twice removed Arthur Miottel. Burial is located at Saint Paul's Cemetery in Revillo, South Dakota. Reinhold and Emma raised nine children. Their children were Katerina, Emma, Bertha, Clara (same as my grandmother, Clara Miottel - Clara must be a family name), Walter, Richard, Amanda, Reinhold and Arthur.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Grand Aunt Nellie Lapearl (Clark) Tipsword and her husband Edward R. Tipsword.
Grand Aunts Nellie and her sister Jennie married two of the Tipsword brothers. Nellie married Edward, Jennie married John. Nellie and Edward along with John and Jennie are buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Beecher City, Effingham, Illinois.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Clara Miottel cir 1910 and her bible she received at her confirmation. I believe she attended the German Ev. Lutheran St. Matthews Church with Pastor H. Engelbrecht. I know that her father married twice, each time at the St. Matthews. Now I need to locate the church's records and see what family information can be gleaned from them. Birth information and death information indicate Clara spelled her name with a C. I don't know why the bible is monogrammed with Klara with a "K".
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Bruce Wyman Clark, 7 May 1933 - 7 Oct 1968, my beloved Uncle. Bruce is buried in Old Stonington Cemetery, Stonington, Christian County, Illinois. I have blogged about Bruce before, he was murdered. On October 7, 1968 sometime between the hours of 4:20 and 5:00 A.M. in Blue Mound, Macon, Illinois, Bruce Wyman Clark, age 35, was shot and killed at the Fina Gas Station. Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene at 5:19 A.M. His killer was arrested in 2009, 41 years after the fact. The murder trial will begin on November the Monday after Thanksgiving. I hope to be posting while attending the trial. I am looking forward to visiting Illinois and seeing my relatives; I'm not overly thrilled about the trial process. I am looking forward to the outcome of the trial. I hope my family finds the peace the so desperately deserve. I only wish my grandparents were still alive to see justice being served.
Scott, Me, and Uncle Bruce summer of 1967
Friday, October 1, 2010
Susie B. Despain nee Poundstone. Susie was the nineth of ten children born to Ora Pearl Poundstone and Stella Ann Adams. In 1929 at the age of sixteen Susie married Authur Despain. Arthur was twently three at the time of their marriage.
|Arthur and Susie Despain, 1964|