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Looking for Burgin family

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Obituaries - Death Records Las Animas County, CO

Hello,
I am trying to see if there is anyone in or near Las Animas County that would know, or could find where to get obituaries and possibly newspaper accounts of deaths or death notices. There are a few people I am looking for:
Annie G. (Norman) Quisenberry, wife of Edward Quisenberry. Would have died between 1889-1895. I am not positive she even died in Colorado. Just trying to find evidence of any kind really.
George WIlliam Norman, died 3 May 1919, Trinidad. (Wife is Charity (Nighswonger) Norman).
Charity (Nighswonger) Norman, died 21 September 1922, Trinidad. 

THANK YOU for any help you may be able to give!
Tina
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CAN NOT FIND GRANDMA AND GRANDPA?

Carrie Vera Viva Weatherlow, 1890 in Sardinia, n.y. Died 1933, married names Tharnish & Schumaker.  Frank C. Schumaker, 1884 in silver creek, n.y. Read More

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Any Information on Clyde Herbert Matthews such as photos or gravesite

Clyde Herbert Matthews born in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1888 and died in 1983 IN May would like to know where he is buried so I could link him with his wife Goldyn  in California thank you   Read More

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David Allen b. 1835 in North Carolina, USA d.1880 in Richland, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

I am trying to find out where David Allen was born exactly and who his father and mother were, and, where they were born. Read More

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Looking for information on Great Grandparents Green and Benni McCaster Greenwood, Mississippi

Hello, I am looking for any information to learn more about my great grandparents who resided in Greenwood, Mississippi in the early 1900's.  Please help.  Currently, all that I know is their names are Green and Benni McCaster.  My great granddad was Irish and my great grandmother was Indian. They had my grandmother, Bendora McCaster on 5-3-1907.  Bendora McCaster had a brother by the name of Bud  (I am assuming this is the nickname).  My great grandparents were fairly well off.  They died when my grandmother was very young and a moma senny raised her along with Bud her brother.  They sold my great grandparent's land.  Bendora McCaster moved to St. Louis, Missouri and got married to William Gates.  Their children are Issac Gates, Ruth Jean Gates, Mary McCaster and Martha McCaster.  If you have any information, please email me at swalker@stlcc.edu.  Thanks Read More

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Where to look for records

My father was born approx 1915 in Marie Runnels Co Tx
Can anyone tell me where I might find records of his birth?
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Who are the parents of Fred Raymond HIVELY 1896-1974?

Who are the parents of Fred Raymond HIVELY?

Fred Raymond HIVELY

·         Born: 18 April 1896 Elgin, Kane, Illinois [Social Security Records]

·         Enlisted: Williams County North Dakota [Military records]

·         Discharged: Fort Douglas, Salt Lake, Utah 24 April 1919 [Military records]

·         1st  Marriage: 5 Aug 1919 to Bernice Parthenia Browning, place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Groom’s residence: Spring Brook, Williams, North Dakota, Groom’s birth date: 18 April 1894; Groom’s parents: Jno. J. Hively and Anna Bartell [FamilySearch]

·         1920 (January 6,7) Census: age 23, birth year about 1897, residence: Fort Douglas Military Reservation, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; married; birth place of parents: Illinois [Ancestry.com]

·         1920 Census: Bernice Hively; marital status: divorced [Ancestry.com]

·         2nd  Marriage:  Groom age 25; born 1900; married to Irene Taylor; 6 July 1925, marriage place: Ogden, Weber, Utah ; groom’s marital status and parents not given

·         Death of second wife: Clara Irene Taylor; death date: 25 December 1927; Second marriage spouse Fred R. Hively  [FamilySearch]

·          3rd Marriage: 25 Feb 1928, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Bride Margaret Hansen; Groom’s parents: John J and Annie Brown; Groom’s marital status: widowed

·         Stillborn child: Infant Hively; date: 23 September 1929; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Parents: Fred R. Hively, birthplace Illinois, Margaret Hansen, birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah [FamilySearch]

·         1930 census: Fred R. Hively head of household, age 31, birthplace Illinois, birth place of father United States, birth place of mother Illinois; wife Margaret Hansen; occupation teamster [Ancestry.com]

·         Social Security Application: 28 October 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Fred Raymond Hively age 39, birth date 18 April 1899, Father John James Hively, Mother Mary Hellen  (maiden name unknown)[Social Security Office]

·         Death of Wife: Margaret Heleanore Hansen Hively, 7 July 1944, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, married, spouse’s name: Fred R. Hively

·         Death: Fred R. Hively 27 March 1974, Hennepin County General Hospital, widowed, wife’s name Marg, ; last residence: Minneapolis, Hennepin Minnesota; Parents’ names and places of birth unknown [death certificate]

·         Burial: 2 April 1974 Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling, Minnesota [death certificate]

Letter of request to the Kane County Clerk’s Office came back 1 March 2012 marked “No Record of this event in Kane County. Where did this event take place? Read More

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Looking for any info on my grandfather

I've been stumped. The most I can find on my grandfather, James A (Albert) Williams, is in the 1930 Marion Countly OH census and I already knew that. He was born in 1886 in Ohio, don't know the day or the county. and died in 1930, probably in Marion Co. Married Stella J Hendrickson and had 2 sons, Carl M, (my father) and Harold J, all deceased for many years.. I cannot find anything beyond that. As you can see I know very little about my dad's side and would like to know more if possible. Thanks ahead of time if you have any more info than I do!
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general info

Looking for any info on:
Cornelius Strahan 12/19/1976-12/15/1887
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general info

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Cornelius Strahan 12/19/1796-12/15/1887
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general info

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Sherrod Smith 11/8/1811-8/17/1887
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Birth record

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Beulah Anna Laura Tyree born 9/13/1868
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headstone photo/obit.

Looking for headstone photo on:
Sherrod Smith 11/8/1811-8/17/1887
BURIED IN AKINS CEMETERY IN OAKDALE

Looking for obit on:
Sherrod Smith - see above dates
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general info

Looking for any info on:
Thomas Wheat died 11/1849 and
Marie (Merriman) Wheat - no dates
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general info

Looking for any info on:
Patsy (Baker) Smith 1792-1818
Thomas Wheat died 11/1849 and
Marie (Merriman) Wheat - no dates
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obits.

Looking for obit on:
George Allen Smith 1/30/1879-11/8/1951
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obits

Looking for obits on:
Martha Forensi (Smith) Strahan Phelps died 3/11/1941
Wiley Paul Strahan 1/16/1855-10/26/1901
Lemuel Strahan 7/21/1821-3/17/1864
Amelia Weldy Wheat Strahan 1/20/1820-1/25/1917
William Buckley Smith 10/27/1819-11/24/1874
Mary Sarah (Jarrell) Smith 5/13/1823-5/3/1903
Frederick A. Rester 1818-1870
James Buckley Jr. 5/11/1804-1880 and
Mary Jane (Goldman) Buckley 1841-1911
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court cases/marriage/pension

Looking for court cases on:
Reacy Robert Strahan between 1920-1950

Looking for marriage on:
William Buckley Smith & Mary Sarah Jarrell between 1830-1850

Looking for Civil war pension on:
Lemuel Strahan filed 4 Aug 1916


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birth/headstone photos

Looking for birth on:
Reacy Robert Strahan 5/3/1894
Martha Forensi Smith 1862/1863
Dessie Almeda Smith 11/27/1904 and
George Allen Smith 1/30/1879

Looking for cemetery headstone photos on:
Lemuel Strahan 7/21/1821-3/17/1864 SPRINGHILL CEMETERY
Amelia Weldy Wheat Strahan 1/20/1820-1/25/1917 SPRINGHILL CEMETERY 
Mary Sarah (Jarrell) Smith 5/13/1823-5/3/1903 JUNIPER GROVE CEMETERY and
Mary Ann (Goldman) Rester 1818-11/11/1861 WILL SMITH CEMETERY






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birth/marriage record

Looking for birth on:
Fannie Josephine Buckley 10/13/1873

Looking for marriage on:
George Allen Smith & Fannie Josephine Buckley 1902
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birth/marriage/obit/probate

Looking for birth on:
Dessie Almeda Smith 11/27/1904
George Allen Smith 1/30/1879 and
Martha Forensi Smith born 1862

Looking for marriages on:
Seaborn Tyler/Taylor Smith & Malatha Emmaline Rester 1873
Robert Bond & Judith Thompson 10/28/1813 and
William Buckley Smith & Mary Sarah Jarrell between 1830-1850

Looking for obits on:
Seaborn Tyler/Taylor Smith 1/8/1849-4/12/1910
Lemuel Strahan 7/21/1821-3/17/1864
William Buckley Smith 10/27/1819-11/24/1874
Frederick A. Rester 1818-1870 and 
James Buckley Jr. 5/11/1804-1880

Looking for Probate record on:
Lemuel Strahan  Book 2A  Page 2-7
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obits.

Looking for obit on:
Mary Ann (Goldman) Rester 1818-11/11/1861
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birth/obits/headstone photos

Looking for birth on:
Dessie Almeda Smith born 11/27/1904 and
George Allen Smith born 1/30/1879

Looking for cemetery headstone photos on:
George Allen Smith 1/30/1879-11/8/1951
Seaborn Tyler/Taylor Smith 1/8/1849-4/12/1910 and
Malatha Emmaline (Rester) Smith 5/10/1853-10/3/1940
ALL ARE BURIED AT BAXTERVILLE CEMETERY

Looking for obits on:
Seaborn Tyler/Taylor Smith (see above dates) and
Malath Emmaline (Rester) Smith (see above dates)
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birth/marriage

Looking for birth on:
Fannie Josephine Buckley born 10/13/1873 and

Looking for marriage on:
Johnnie Newman Thompson & Elsie Anna Marie Sommer
Johnnie Newman Thompson & Elizabeth Allen and
Johnnie Newman Thompson & Mary Ashwood
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