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2005 Updates to the Parke County Site


   

December 2005

Biographies :  - shared by Karen Zach

Robert Clark - Johnson Collings - Charles Crooks - Joel G. Deer - Harry T. Ficken  - John Foreman - O. G. Harlan Martin S. Jack - Frederick W. Leatherman  - John S. Lee  -  William D. Mull  -  Nancy Hatfield Norman  -  John Pence  -   Robert Mitchell - Alexander Puett  - Henry Randolph - Elzey Robbins -  George W Rohm  -  Jacob E. Smith  - William P. Strain - Charles M. Tenbrook - Zollie Thorpe   - Daniel S. Trevey -  John Warrick                   

Census :

Obituaries :

  • Joel Garnett Deere

Photos :

  • The Marks Family - shared by Jennie Peters "Here is a picture of the Marks family Reunion. The elderly lady in the middle is Elizabeth Towell McCoy. She was 103 in 1916 when this picture was taken. Her daughter is Rachel Marks, although, I'm not sure where she is in the picture. The man  at the end of the third row on the right is John Marks. He is identified by an x.     My gr. grandmother was Lydia Marks Madden. I would like to share this with any Marks descendent"

  • 1929 Rosedale Commencement Program - shared by Stephen Fisher


 

November 2005

Biographies :

  • George S. Noel                - shared by Karen Zach

  • Richard C. McWilliams         - shared by Karen Zach

Census :

Obituaries :

  • Mrs. Gusta Pearl Catlin        - shared by Karen Zach


 

October 2005

Biographies :

William P. Collings, John N. Bowsher, Benjamin F. Pitman, Alexander Montgomery, Peter Rutledge, William J. Gilkeson, James T. Buck, John H. Chenoweth

Census : 


 

September 2005

Biographies :    ( From various sources - all submitted by Karen Zach )

James A. McCord, William McCord, Dudley McWilliams, Hugh McCalip, Harrison Collings, James P. Ware, John Overman

Census : 

Obituaries :

 


 

August 2005

Census :

Family Group Sheets & Outlines :

Obituaries :

Photos :

Shared by David E. Coffin :

Wills :


 

July 2005

 

Biographies :    ( From various sources - all submitted by Karen Zach )

James T. Ball MD, Robert Baldwin, Father Joseph T. Bauer, John Baugh, Reason Bradfield, John T. Campbell, Henry Connerly, William C. Dooley, James M. Elder, David Fullinwider, Rev. Jesse J. Goben, John A. Goldsberry MD, Arthur A. Hargrave, John G. L. Myers MD, Perminter P. Noel, William N. Stevenson, Isaac Rice Strouse, John M.Woody, William C. Woody

Cemeteries :

Census :

Family Group Sheets & Outlines :

Miscellaneous :

Obituaries :    -        transcribed and shared by Karen Zach unless other wise stated

Photos :

William Wilshire Coffin's House, which had a concealed staircase behind the fireplace, and was a sub-station of the Underground Railroad ( the main county station being on the Alfred Hadley farm).   - shared by David Coffin who states "These are from when it was the residence of Frank S. Coffin, the children are the children of his brother, John Morton Coffin. They were William Wilshire Coffin's sons."

1906 Exterior     -    l -r  John R. "Jack" Coffin, Donald W. Coffin, Kenneth B. Coffin and Sibyl Naomi Coffin (Van Voorhees). The dog was "Queenie"

Circa 1914 Interior     - "Jack" and "Sib"  Coffin 

 

Researchers:  (for these surnames)

Schools :


 

June 2005

Biographies :         ( From various sources - all submitted by Karen Zach )

Albert M. Adams, Harvey Adams , James A. Allen , Samuel Atkinson , Simon N. Baker , Edward S. Brubeck , William Barker , Azariah D. Brown , Oliver P. Brown , Alexander Buchanan , Moses R. Burks , Thomas Causey  , Andrew Cook , Charles Cook , William Carmichael , Minor T. Davis , Daniel Duree , Daniel D. Fisher , Lewis W. Fisher , Cyrus Goss , W.H. Gillum, MD , Cornelius R. Hanger , Peter Harper , Asa Hess , Joseph N. Johns , James M. Johnson , Phelming D. Johnson , Andrew Linebarger , Alexander McHargue , R. H. W. McKey, MD  , James M. McCord , Albert F. Malloy, MD , Thomas S. Marshall , David H. Maxwell , David Montgomery , James Morgan , John R. Mitchell , John H. Newlin , C. Lee Overpeck , Thomas Overpeck , Benjamin Phillips , Samuel D. Puett , Harrison J. Rice, MD , Milton Robison , George W. Ross , J. P. Shoop , Levi Sidwell , Frank Straughan , Paul G. Spencer , Charles W. Stryker , William Tenbrook , James W. Wann , Greenberry Ward ,  William Walker , James M. Warner , Rev. Frank Welch , Aaron J. Wolfe , Daniel Webster           

Cemetery Photos :

Census:

Military :

 

New Researchers: 

  • Beth Rasmussen     -    Cook

  • David McAfee       -    Snow

  • Steve Fisher        -    Allen, Ball, Bates, Batman, Birch, Brown, Cole, Conar, Cox, Cronk, Depew, Edminston, Fisher, Goddard, Gott, Gragg, Gregg, Hixon, Keltner, Kiger, Lear, Lowe, McSpadden, Nevins, Newell, Pence, Pettit, Pinnegar, Portman, Ross, Schenck, Silcott, Starnes, Surber, Swafford, Swaim, White, Youmans

( You're invited to take a look at the A Fisher Family of Parke County Indiana page, courtesy of Stephen Fisher. Just click here: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/s/Stephen-Allan-Fisher/index.html  )

Obituaries:

Photos:

" Back Row

Ray Heidrick-31yrs------Gertrude Humberd Heidrick--25yrs

Middle Row

Audra Harris-21yrs she is holding Clifford Harris-3mths old-next to her is Oscar Humberd-29yrs-Opal Humberd-18yrs-

Lucy Humberd-15yrs-Sadie Dixon-27yrs-I believe it is Sarah Humberd-18yrs-Cretia Humberd

First Row

Charles Harris-holding Rubus Harris-1yr7mths--Claude Heidrick-7yrs--Alvah Humberd-60yrs--Opal Humberd--8yrs-Edith Humberd-56yrs--Owen Dixon-6yrs--Charles Humberd-31yrs-Hazel Heidrick-5yrs "

 

 

 


May 2005

Biographies :

  • R. H. Hayward    -    transcribed and shared by Karen Zach

  • Edward Barnes    -    transcribed and shared by Karen Zach

Cemeteries:

Census:

Obituaries:

  • Amos Nickle

Photos:


April 2005

 

Biographies :

  • Harrison Boyd   

  • Henry Burford   

  • Edward Bradfield

  • Henry H. Clore

  • James E. Morris

  • George Moore

Cemeteries:

Census:

Obituaries:

Anna Jane HALL, Exum Joseph HALL, Mary Anna HILL, Orville HILL, Mrs. W. G. (Adaline SWAIM) Lineberry, William G. Lineberry

Researchers:  (for these surnames)


March 2005

 

Census:

History:

  • Township Outlines                1880 Histories of each township (added remaining townships)

Military:

Obituaries:

Harry INGRAM, Mrs. Martha STRICKLER, Charles A. MILLIGAN, Charles Albert MILLIGAN, Fred L. JARVIS, Mrs. Ella CLORE, Ideoma ARMSTRONG, Thomas TRUMAN, Tom CATLIN, Jr., Mrs. Mary Melissa LIVENGOOD, John Terry YOUNT, Mrs. Lydia PEEK, Mrs. Mary Acker NEWLIN, Silas S. DOOLEY, Mrs. Nancy Anna GORDON, Charles Henry RAMSEY, George W CHRIST, Frost L. BAIN, George Albert WRIGHT, Mattie J. WELCH, Mrs. Elsie Agnes MOORE

Photos:

Shared by Arnie Gill

School:


February 2005

Cemeteries:

Census:

History:

Military:

Obituaries:

Scott BRITTON - Claude GARDNER  - Charles C. GASTINEAU -Mrs. Margaret Fox GOEKE  -  Cora HAZLETT - James H. HOOVER - Mrs. Viola IRWIN - Otto L. REDDISH - Mrs. Effie RICE - Mrs. Mary Jane SEWELL - William Parke SPENCER - Tiara C. SUTTON - - Ben THOMPSON, Mrs. Florence E. THOMPSON  (all shared by Karen Zach )

Pages:

  • Suggestions       A chance for you to say what you would like to see and share tips with others
  • Tombstones       Photos of Parke County Tombstones
  • Townships        1880 Histories of each township being added as completed

Photos:

Shared by Arnie Gill - 4 children of Andrew Jackson Gill and Hannah Louise Provence Gill :

  1. Mary Margaret Gill Craft Family    (husband Amos Riley Craft, sons - Ira, Lehman & Andrew )
  2. Jesse & Amanda Gill        (50th Anniversary - November 1960 )
  3. John Green Gill             (husband of Erma Fritz)
  4. Laura Bell Gill Kemp         (wife of Dora D Kemp)

Shared by Barbara Finney

  • Unknown Holliday Family Group Photo   

    "I currently have no clue how to go about identifying the individuals within it, save for the young woman on the left side of the photo with the big bowtie around her neck I am fairly certain is my grandmother Ethel Clara Holliday.  I am only guessing that the others in the photo are other members of the Holliday clan from the Parke and Fountain county IN region.  But I will add this caveat, this could have been a late photo taken of the Holladay's in Arkansas.  But I suspect that this was taken in IN due to the appearance of my grandmothers age, but I am not ruling it out that this is not after they all moved to ARK.  Still since I do   not know I am going to assume this was still IN and maybe others will know who some of these people are. A lot of the people in the group photo could be Tolivers as my great grandmother Ella Holliday was a Toliver before marriage." 

  • Ethel Clara Holladay        Taken at age 16

  • Ethel Holladay and aunt?          I think this might be Hannah Holiday a spinster schoolteacher in Parke county in the 1800s, the daughter of Ambrose Holliday Sr. and Abigail Holliday nee Kies, and the teenager beside her is another picture of my grandmother Ethel Clara Holliday who was raised by that spinster school teacher aunt.

 

 

Researchers:  (for these surnames)


January 2005

Special thanks to Randy Wright and Karen Zach for their continued contributions of obituaries, biographies and other news items.

Biographies

Include Robert Catterson, W. E. McWilliams, Samuel Skeeters, W. P. Harrison, Davis Stever

Miscellaneous

Early Parke County Deaths      (gleaned from various sources) 

Obituaries 

Includes surnames PURCELL, BOYD, PHIPPS, COX, WAY, PRATT, BLUE, USELMAN, HESLAR , HOPPER, HARBISON,  HARTMAN, McMURTRY, BRANER, CLARK, McCARTY, McMURTRY, BAKER, CAMPER, McCAMPBELL, HUXHOLD, ASBURY, BURNETT, PARRISH, RICHARDSON, BAYLESS, CROOKS, DURHAM and many many more

Photos

Shared by Arnie Gill

Names for the above photo:
 

Front Row:- Peggy Joe Smith, Alice Mae Morris, Marylyn Wolf, Barbara Woodard, Alice Gayle Welch, Mary Elleen Cox, Thelma Peveler, Evylen Thomas, Barbara Jared and Dorothy Jean Davis.

 

Second Row:- Herman Ray Starr, Donald Carty, Billie Hines, Virginia McCarty, Wandaleem Sowers, Mary Alice Warner, Betty Myers, Alice Sowers, James Merle Gill, Leroy Watts and Joe Norman, Miss Virginia Emmert (teacher)

 

Third Row:- James Southard, Joe Ray Daniels, Gene Pearman, Dicky Sherrill, David Brown, Louis Scott, Glen Featherstone, Edward Smith, Tommy Norman, David Smith, Tommy Daniels.

 

spelling as is on the back of the photo........

 
Front Row: Anita Lou Gill Busenbark, Winnie Opal Huffman Gill, Otto Herman Gill, Patricia Ann Gill Randolph
Back Row: Raymond Warren Gill, James Merle Gill, Charles Richard Gill, John Mervin Gill, Vernon Donald Gill

Left to Right:    Harold Stone, Ray Hughes, Joe Woods, Ray Payton, Raymond Warren Gill, Otto Herman Gill and Ed Nelson.

Otto Herman Gill retires from the B & O Railroad April 1965 after 49 years of service, Otto Herman Gill is the son of James Madison Gill and Fannie Wineland Gill. Otto's father James retired from New York Central Railroad in Indianapolis.

 

Shared by Randy Wright

 

Shared by Jennie Peters

Shared by Colleen Morgan

Shared by C. Allen Poe

Shared by Don Welch