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What's New 2015

WHAT's NEW THIS YEAR :) - 2015

TOTAL FOR 2015 -- see this page for 2016 :) ENJOY!

Obituaries: 670
Schools -- 33
Biographies - 3
Links -- 5
Marriages -- 1,728
Photos -- 86
Brick Walls -- 7
Surnames -- 13
Military --66 (drafts; letters ...)
Towns -- 9
Biographies -- 3 (these are few as we have most from the old history books
Diary/Autograph book/ Penmanship Award - nifty -- 4

JANUARY 2015 additions :)

Births = "B's" - 154

Brick Wall = 1

Marriages = 74 (20,784 to date)

Obituaries = 40 = 8,130 to date

Photos = 2

Schools = 15 (same as below - anyone know more, have pics of any of 'em OR can tell me more about them, greatly appreciated - kbz)

Towns - added 5 = 78 now -- anyone know anymore, have pics of any of 'em OR can tell me about them, greatly appreciated

WWI Draft information = 10


FEBRUARY 2015 additions :)

Births = "C's" - 934 - finished the C's - YIPPEE

Biographies = 1 (679 to date)

WWI/II = 3

Marriages -- 220 = 21,004 to date

Obituaries = 40 = 8,170 to date

Photos = 2

Schools = 8

MARCH 2015 -- added this month

Births = 150 -- Britts; Brant; Bracken ....

Bios ... 1 = 680 to date (Linville)

Marriages 410 - mainly B's & H's

WWI Draft information = 23 (Hancock; Goldbach; Brant)

Obituaries = 69 - wide variety of names but mainly in the B's & D's

Photos = 38 (began and it's growing - a Kingman photo album (thanks James P; Edith R; Larry B) - anyone have any to add, please send 'em my way -- also added several nifty "Reed" family photos from Jenny A)

Towns = 1 (Wrightstown (Richland Township) made our 75th one thanks Betty D)

Schools = 3 (loved the Get Away School House in Richland Twp - thanks Betty D)

Also went through the site and resized several of the photos as they were very large, bulkin' up Fountain County ... But, it's better now, and awaiting more goodies if you'd like to send 'em :)

APRIL 2015 - Additions

OBITUARIES -- Added: _52__. - names are: - Cronin; Corey; Douglas; Dotson; Doyle; Pearson; Adkins; Arthur; Blacketer; Bonebrake; Branam; Drake; Mayhew; Mills; Moran; Nixon; O'Donnell; Patterson; Rayphole; Rich; Santrich; Swisher; Thomas; Watts

Links on a new page - Blogs-Facebook pages relating to Fountain County

BIRTHS _430_ - Names: Briner; Britt; Brooks; Brown; Bruce' Bryant; Buckles; Bullock; Bunch; Butts.....PROJECT IS FINALLY FINALLY COMPLETED -- yes :) Now, I'll have to come up with a new one - heehee

PHOTOS : _17_Names include: -- added to new Kingman Town Photo Album (thanks to Richard York for the East End Service station (Cronkites); Ralph Rennick's Barber Shop and Ted's Texaco Station - also thanks to James Patton, we have now added some nifty old ones - Opera House; Highway 41 being built; Martha Jane Roberts Bales gas station about 1915 and two street photos 1910. -- Sackmire Ford; old hotel; old depot; old Methodist Church; building of the Post Office about 1912; Irl Tunin - Model T; Montelle Puckett - 41 years in grocery business retires (Kingman); Uncle Tommy Ratcliff hosts WWI returning Kingman soldiers; Show girls from Kingman in the Opera House - THANKS SOOOOO very much to the Pattons for all these :) They're awesome.

MARRIAGES : _190__ = - - -- Names are: Reed; Brown; Brissey; Briner; Bruner; Bullock; Kiger ; Gayle; Bonebrake; O'Donnell; Rennick; Rich; Bodine; Sampson; Snyder; Sams; Hazelwood(21,770 to date) -

WWI/WWII registrations- - Youngblood

BIOGRAPHIES - __1__ = Linsville

OBITUARIES -- Added:_26_ Names are: -- Allen; Clem; Cruea; Dove; Downey; Draper; Drake; Drollinger; Duncan; Dukes; Durman; Duprey; Dunlap; Dunsmore; Diehl; Evans; Epperson; English; Emshwiller; Etter; Ephlin (8,322 obits to date)

WWI -- Added _11__Names are: Bodine; Cuppy; Curry; Curtis; Cunningham; Crumly; Cuthbert

Old Kingman Cookbook - _This is sooo nifty - thanks so much to the Minnicks for this one :)

WHOOPS -- missed May except for Totals

Fountain County Additions for May

18 Marriages

29 obituaries

5 WWI Draft cards

7 Photos

2 brick walls

6 Businesses

2 Links

- Here's JUNE

OBITUARIES -- Added:_54_ Names are: -- Gray; Green; Gilmore; Greenley; Greenman; Gremore; Harper; Little; Campbell; Dark; Dickason; Butts; Callahan; Cramer; Campbell; Fox; Foxworthy; Fouts; Foster; Frazier; Francis; Froedge; Fugate; Cossey; Geiger; Stetler; Galloway; Foxworthy; Gaines; Hall; Haines; Evans; Dieterle; Bush; DeRosier; Gaskill; Gay; Gaskin; Garrigus; Garing; Gayler; George; Gebhart; Gentry; Ghormley; Gilley; Gray; Green; Gilmore; Greenley; Greenman; Gremore; Harper; Little (8,436 to date)

PHOTOGRAPHS : Mick - __ 4__: thanks so much Judy E :) thanks Jamie P. for a cool picture (1969) of the Kiger Shell station in Kingman

MARRIAGES: Added __ 112__ Names are: Galloway; Dale; Compton; Ridgeway; Ingersoll; Lacy; Caldwell; Carpenter; Briles; Names are: Bodine; Gayler; Akin; Gaskin; Hunter; Mick

SURNAMES: Added: __9__ : Fenters; Craig; Delp; Drollinger; Kiger; Trullinger; Rogers; Fountain; Knowles

LINKS: __ 1 __ : Clerk's Office

-- Here's JULY (only I forgot to add the names - they were mostly G & H names :)

OBITUARIES -- added __38__Galloway; Dale; Compton; Ridgeway; Ingersoll; Lacy; Caldwell; Carpenter; Briles; Names are: Bodine; Gayler; Akin; Gaskin; Hunter; Mick

4 WWI Draft Registrations

Photos = 5

Marriages 194

AND I'm working on a Fountain County History - kind of fun but time consuming

And ... AUGUST goes marching by

Obituaries -- added __76__ -- but also : Alkire; Cowgill; Crumley; Davidson; Davis; DeHaven; Ferguson; Gooden; Goodrich; Gossett; Gott; Gowin; Graham; Grass; Gray; Granitz; Hansley; Hanselman; Hanson;Harlan; Hartz; Hatton; Hayworth; Hazlewood; Head; Heath; Hegg; Henry; Heimann; Hendrick; Hellquist; Helms; Harper ; Holycross; McClure McClure; Neal ; Parnell; Sowers; Starkey; Shanks; Watts; Zick; plus more :)

Marriages -- Added __486__ -- Best; Bracket; Coffing; Cates; Claypool; Harper; Harden; Holland; McFerrin; Sloan; Woodrow

Photos -- 10 -- Hershberger; IOOF ribbons (nifty); Allen; Howard; Baldwin (Thanks Steve & John) - also added the map on the opening page - I LOVE it - was always getting the townships mixed-up - got it now :) & thanks so much to Michael B for the feature photo of one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

Towns -- 2 (Sarah & Mulville - very old ones) -- think that makes us 80

WWI/II Draft Registrations -- 4 (Campbell; Ludlow; Luzader; McMillan)

News Items -- 2 burglaries

Brick Wall -- .. Cowgill; Rains

Schools - 2 new schools and report cards

Diary - Autograph books -- 3 (Hershberger)

SEPTEMBER ... year is going fast :)

Obituaries: 78 added - names were: Blue; Crumley; Hockett; Hodges; Hollcroft; Holycross; Hollowell; Holland; Horn; Holt; Holz; Hoover; Hooker; Henry; Hepler; Henson; Henthorn; Hicks; Hickman; McMahan; Hershberger/ Hesler; Hutchinson; Hiller; Hensley; Plaster; Peevler; Randolph (total 8, 550 to date)

Marriages : 104 added (22,444 to date)-- names are: Zook; McMahan; Stoner; Henson...

Schools: 1898 Penmanship Award - this was nifty (thank John H for a copy of Hobert Harshbarger's great award)

Biography: 1 added - I was lucky enough to interview the son (Reid) of our only Indiana Corn Husking Champ, Lawrence Pitzer. Reid and his daughter, Sally, shared lots of pictures and goodies with me, and so, I wrote-up his biography to go along with the almost 700 others on the site What fun!

Absolutely can't believe it's the end of OCTOBER - YIKES .... Here are our Additions :)

Obituaries --121 added -- totalling 9,671 -- names are: Holland; Irwin; Ireland; Inman; Inskeep; Jackson; Jaynes; Jenkins; Johnson; Jones; Jester; Jordan; Julian; Kindell; King; Kirkpatrick; Kirby; Knowles; Kromm; Kochell; Knight; Kirkman; Kinneer; LaBaw; Lewis; Laird; Lewis; Lindley; Lighty; Mann; Sayers; Smith; Woolwine

Photos -- __26 added__ 447 to date - Hillsboro pictures - early ones - so neat - thanks so much to Larry B. Grant, Askins & Wilson family - thanks Patrice

Marriages -- 162 added (23,606 marriages to date) -- names: most of the ones in obits

Military -__4__ items - WWII POW Released; Holland & Kiger drafts and WWI - Wildman

Schools - 1894 article of a daughter just put to death - by- coll- King's School House

Recipes -- added 11 (including Elvis Presley Cake)

NOVEMBER -- Fountain INGenWeb additions 2015

Obituaries -- __53__ Liggett; Hudson; Hughes; Hughey; Ratcliff; Sipes; Jackson; Julian; Oteham; Otterman; Oden; Osborn; Oakley; Rayphole; Rater; Ray; Ratcliff; Richardson; Riley; Rinsch; Richie; Ramsey; Rainey; Randolph; Ransom; Ratcliff; Raplee; ... (9,725 obits to date)

Schools -- __3__ -- Rob Roy; two Morgan

Brick Wall/Surnames - __3__ Brant - Washburg - Riley

Town -- __1__ = Flint making 71 (my goal is to find 100 but I'm not getting there too fast - anyone know of any I don't have PLEASE let me know !!

Biographies -- __1__ -- added and rewrote some of Lawrence Pitzer's Who's Who

Photos -- __2__ -- 1921 Boys - Girls Kingman HS basketball teams (girls were amazing) -- 450 photos to date

Marriages -- __ 42__ -- Hess & Birch -- totalling 22, 766

Military -- __ 7__ WWI Drafts for Davis; Darnell; Darling and Hess

DECEMBER -- Fountain INGenWeb additions 2015

Obituaries -- __3__ Liggett; Hudson; Hughes; Hughey; Ratcliff; Sipes; Jackson; Julian; Oteham; Otterman; Oden; Osborn; Oakley; Rayphole; Rater; Ray; Ratcliff; Richardson; Riley; Rinsch; Richie; Ramsey; Rainey; Randolph; Ransom; Ratcliff; Raplee; ... (9,725 obits to date

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