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201 GENERAL INFORMATION

Samuel Maddox was born about 1640 in Wales, the son of John Madog, Lord of Scethrog. He immigrated to Maryland about 1665, arriving in St. Mary's County in the company of Thomas & Walter Notley. Thomas Notley was born in Dorset, England, but records are unclear about his relationship to Samuel Maddox. Thomas Notley seated himself at Notley Hall on the east bank of Wicomico River. His neighbor, Samuel Maddox, lived at Green Springs Farm. Thomas Notley became the 7th Proprietary Governor of Md. in 1678. In the governor's will of 1679, he left a substantial bequest of 14,000 pds. of tobacco to his godson, Notley Maddox Sr. (1672), son of his neighbor, Samuel Maddox. About 1669, Samuel Maddox married Ann Notley, d/o Walter Notley, and niece of Gov. Thomas Notley. Samuel Maddox was possibly not the eldest son of his father. Under English law of primogeniture, therefore, he was not entitled to his father's estate. He was perhaps encouraged by Thomas Notley to join him in the Maryland adventure. References to Samuel Maddox appear in Archives of Maryland. In 1675, Samuel Maddox served in the Md. Militia as Lieutenant under Capt. Justinian Gerrard during an expedition against the Susquehanna Indians. The Assembly awarded him 900 pounds of tobacco for his service. In 1678, the Assembly awarded him 700 pounds of tobacco for his contribution to an expedition against the Nanticokes. In 1677, court records report a pardon was issued to Martha, wife of Richard O'Cain, for stealing goods & chattels of Samuel Maddox.

Samuel settled on a 300 acre farm called the “Green Springs Farm” on the banks of the Wicomico River located in southern St. Marys County, Maryland and he owned 100 acres called the “Indian Fields”. The type of houses that were built in St. Marys County, Maryland were like those in the old country, stone, brick and frame style, they didn’t build log cabins. You must remember that America at that time was part of England, under the control of England and everything had been planned out, including the style of homes.

Samuel served as a Lieutenant under the command of Captain Gerrard in the expedition against the Susquehanna Indians in 1675; this expedition was a success in running the Indians out of the area.

Samuel died in 1684 in St. Marys County, Maryland and it is believed that he is buried at the Christ Church located in Chaptico, St. Marys County, Maryland. No actual record of his burial has been located and no grave marker or stone has been located. Inside this church is a very large stained glass leaded window. On this window is the following: To the Glory and Honor of God In Memoriam Samuel Maddox 1666 Samuel Maddox and Lydia Turner his wife 1798 Samuel Maddox and Sarah Fowler his wife 1842 By Thomas Maddox—Samuel Maddox and Thomas J. C. Maddox 1882. The first Samuel Maddox is Samuel (Madoc) Maddox and this window was prepared by Thomas, Samuel and Thomas J. C. Maddox in 1882. So, after seeing the connection to this church, we believe that Samuel (Madoc) Maddox is more than likely buried there. During the War of 1812 the British camped in the graveyard next to the church, built their fires on top of the graves, and committed outrages acts to the church, but the British were driven from America once again in failure in their attempt to regain control of the American lands they lost after the American Revolutionary War.

The house that Samuel and his family lived in was a wooden frame style structure, two stories with a shed type porch on the back. The house was built on a stone foundation. The house is no longer there, just the rock foundation, the house burned several years ago. The last to live in the house was George William (Captain Willie) Maddox, born 21 June 1863, died 25 August 1947 and his wife, Lucy Virginia (Lancaster) Maddox, born 25 November 1868, died 22 February 1949. Both are buried in the cemetery at the Christ Church, Chaptico, St. Marys County, Maryland. We feel that Captain Willie was in our Maddox lineage, but to date his lineage is not known and his parents are not known to us. We do know that Thomas J. C. Maddox was Thomas John Claggett Maddox, born 12 December 1852 in St. Marys County, Maryland, he died 19 December 1885 in New Mexico, he was a surgeon in the U. S. Army, his father was James Thomas Notley Maddox, his father was Samuel Maddox, his father was Samuel Maddox and his parents were John Maddox and Mary (Dyson) Maddox. This Thomas J. C. Maddox was one of the names on the stained glass window in the Christ Church.

There is a town in southern Maryland, which bears the name of Maddox, Maryland. This town and its name came from Samuel Maddox and the Maddox family. There was a U. S. Post Office in Maddox, Maryland, it was established in 1892 and the first Postmaster was George William Maddox, appointed on 23 August 1892. Officially, it was discontinued by the U. S. Postal Service in 1960.

When Samuel (Madoc) Maddox died, he left a will dated 18 January 1684. In this will Samuel conducted business in the style of the old world (Wales) in that all was left to the male heirs, the female heirs were not given anything and the first born male was given the bulk of the estate. Samuel gave to his eldest son, Notley Maddox, the three hundred acre farm, “The Green Springs Farm”, a fourth part of his cattle, horses, hogs and a fourth part of his household goods, it being fourteen-thousand pounds of tobacco. Notley was only 12 years of age at the time and the will stated that he was to take possession of the above property at the age of 16. To his son, Samuel Maddox, his second born son he left one hundred acres of land called the Indian Fields and a fourth part of his cattle, horses, hogs and all other goods. To his son, William Maddox, his third son, he left a fourth part of his cattle, horses, and hogs and all other goods. To his son, John Maddox, his fourth son, he left a fourth part of his cattle, horses, and hogs and all other goods.

Samuel (Madoc) Maddox left instructions in the will that one Negro woman and child and three English hands, unto my four sons after named, that is to say, that each of them shall have an equal share of these laborers; and furthermore it is my will and desire that Captain Justian Gerrard, John Hilton, Ralph Foster and John Smith do look after my children in their minority, that they may be brought up to learn to read and write if possible and to instruct so that they live in fear of God; and to look after their estate that it be not molested or made away with. 
Maddox, Samuel (P2337279622)
 
202 GENERAL INFORMATION

Samuel, born 1674 and died 1725 in St. Mary's County, apparently intestate. He was married to Margaret Townley and had one known son. An appraisal of his estate was made June 11, 1725 and reported a value of 291 pounds, 8 3/4 pence. It is found in Inventory Book 11 at page 17 of the county records. His widow Margaret was married secondly to George Whetter. Volume XXXV, Archives of Maryland, has several entries relative to the attempt of Samuel's widow to settle his Estate, although she is there clearly shown as being named Mary, rather than Margaret, which may be a transcription error. In any case, she first petitioned the Assembly as "Mary Maddox, widow and relict of Samuel Maddox, late of St. Mary's County, deceased." On October 16, 1725 the upper house of the assembly endorsed her petition and forwarded it to the lower house. The next day, they entered in the minutes that the "petition was read and referred to the next session." Finally, on Tuesday, July 19, 1726, the lower house entered "petition is dismist for want of prosecution." 
Maddox, Samuel (P2341573719)
 
203 GENERAL INFORMATION

This son of Samuel Maddox (1640) was born c.1680 and moved to Picawaxon in Charles County, where he married Sarah Hatch, an heiress, who had inherited substantial properties from the Hatch and Hatton families. He died in 1748, apparently the father of only one daughter. His will, dated May 11, 1748, and found in the will records of Charles County, Maryland, was probated June 28, 1748. He left to his wife Sarah all of his lands and all of his negroes, with the exception of specific bequests of negroes, including: to Notley Maddox, Jr., son of Notley Maddox, girl Judith, born 1734. To William Maddox, son of Notley Maddox, girl Jane, born April, 1734. To Charles, son of Notley maddox, man Robert, born May, 1739. To Townley, son of Notley Maddox, girl Elizabeth, born January, 1745. To Samuel, son of John Maddox, girl Susanna, born April, 1734. To John, son of John Maddox, girl Lydda, born October, 1741. To Thomas, son of John Maddox, girl Mary, born 1743. To John, son of Notley Maddox, man Ned, born February, 1723. To Notley, son of Notley Maddox, man James, born 1725. To William, son of Samuel Maddox, wearing apparel.

The reader could easily be misled by the terms of the will just described, with the references to Notley Maddox and Notley Maddox, Jr. The referenes to the children of Notley Maddox in reality are references to the children of Notley Maddox, Jr. (1698). His children included: Notley, William, Charles and Townley, as listed in the will of John Maddox, their great-uncle. Similarly, Samuel, John and Notley, sons of John Maddox, are children of John's nephew, John Maddox (1705), son of John's brother. 
Maddox, John (P2341573963)
 
204 GENERAL INFORMATION

William, born 1676. He moved to picawaxon in Charles County, where he purchased a tract of 100 acres from one Benjamin Fanning. He was reported on the rent rolls of Lord Baltimore as the owner of 300 acres known as Mitchell's Platt on the west side of the Wicomico River. He married Elzabeth Wyman, widow of John Wyman, and died in c.1714, without children. An appraisal of his estate, found in Inventory and Account Book 26A, 1714-1715, page 47, at the Hall of Records, states a value of 310 pounds, 7 shillings, 10 and 1/2 pence. 
Maddox, William (P2341573845)
 
205 Generational Name Changes
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Doors, Theis (P2369383930)
 
206 George C Maddox
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Maddox, George C (P2338440387)
 
207 Gordon Ernest Lilyquist
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Lilyquist, Gordon Ernest (P2312485326)
 
208 Grandson Don Lilyquist recalled Charles was a very religious man, reading his bible and prayer books. Don also adds that his grandfather did not drink (a glass of wine at most) and that he was very formal in nature. For example, he would not like being referred to as Charlie. Liljequist, Carl Wiktor Gustafsson (P2312668356)
 
209 Gustaf was a soldier in the Swedish army, appointed to serve in Godeshult Backegard, Alghult Parish, Kronoberg County, about five miles southwest of Kraxmala. Under the patronymic naming system in Sweden, Gustaf was born a Jonasson, son of Jonas. He acquired the name "Liljeqvist" when he joined the army. Gustaf and Anna's twelve children continued to use the name "Liljeqvist."

When a soldier was enrolled he was given a special "soldier name" by the Captain of the company. In each company the soldiers had to have a unique last name. This means that many soldiers in a regiment over a period of time could have used the same name. However, this doesn't mean they were related. When a soldier retired he normally took back his patronymic name. But it also was not unusual for discharged soldiers to keep their soldier name, especially during the 19th century. 
Jonasson Liljeqvist, Gustaf Peter (P2369784320)
 
210 He died in his living room chair of heart failure at the age of 85 on 16 April 1971. The funeral was held in the Fred Olson Mortuary Chapel ("Better an overfilled mortuary than a half-filled church," said his widow) and he is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in the Last Supper Section.  Lilyquist, Ernest (P2312481936)
 
211 He was a cabinet maker (snedker, in Norwegian). Tronsen Baardseth, Engebret (P2370480333)
 
212 Helen was born in Eveleth. She graduated from Duluth Central High School. She was artistic (drawing and painting) and musical (piano). Helen was hospitalized for appendicitis 1926, during the six-week span in which her brother Gordon and grandmother died. She lived at home and worked at Marshal Wells in its advertising department, Christies, and Wahl's Department Store. She was working at the YWCA when she left for California to marry Harold A. Lindberg on 1 December 1950. Harold was in California to see a specialist about his loss of vision, and was told he could not travel home to Duluth for fear of further detaching his retina. They lived in Albany, California, above their Scandinavian Imports store. Helen returned to Duluth in 1987, living at St. Ann's Residence and Chris Jensen Nursing Home. Her funeral was held at the First Covenant Church and she is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth. They had no children. Lilyquist, Helen Mildred (P2312484909)
 
213 Henry Brenneman (Adam, Christian, Melchior) was b. at the Donegal homestead of his parents; d. in Donegal Twp. in 1813; was m. to Mary Shire, dtr. of the widow Ann Shire of Mount Joy, Pa. He had been an investor in lands in Washington Co. which was disposed of by his administrators. Thery were the parents of three chn.

 
Brenneman, Henry (P2411521350)
 
214 Henry was the s/o Adam Brenneman b about 1733 and wife Magdalena (Unknown)
Adam was the s/o Christian Brenneman b. c. 1695 and wife Susanna (unknown)
Christian is believed to have been the 2nd son of Melchior Brenneman, the pioneer.

 
Brenneman, Henry (P2411521350)
 
215 http://dcmigs.org/marriage/sm-st.htm

SNOW, MAUD MODERSON, CHAS. 2/21/99

 
Family F1593
 
216 http://www.disnorge.no/gravminner/index.php Ingebretsen, Ingeborg Gurine (I1676)
 
217 I do not have documented evidence of Wilbur Shire. Only that the 1900 census shows Jacob and Clara having 7 children with 5 living. I have seen trees that show Wilbur being born in Kansas, however his younger sister (Margaret Emily) was born in Illinois in 1880 and Jacob lived in Illinois in 1870. Shire, Wilbur A (P2323005663)
 
218 In "The Brenneman History" by Albert Gerberich, Henry Brenneman and Mary Shire are found on page 250.
HENRY BRENNEMAN d. in Donegal in 1813. He married Mary Shire, dtr. of the widow Ann Shire of Mount Joy. The had 3 ch. The widow later moved to Marietta to a house will her by her brother-in-law, Christian Brenneman. Henry Brenneman had also invested in land in Waterford and Smiths Twp., Washington Co., Pa. which was disposed of by his administrators.
Ch: Abraham Brenneman
Marry Ann Brenneman
John Shire Brenneman

 
Brenneman, Henry (P2411521350)
 
219 In 1780 William Karcher was a communicant at the Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown.

 
Karcher, Anna (P2309759489)
 
220 It seems odd to me that two children named "Isaac" would be in the same family unit, especially with both alive at the same time (Isaac #1 died in Sep 1775, Isaac #2 born in Jul 1775).

Massachusetts records found so far are all transcriptions. Transcriptions may be incorrect, or multiple given names may exist for one or both Isaacs. Or both children may bear the same name.

 
Childs, Isaac (I1316)
 
221 Jacob disappears after the 1870 census. Adam Patterson's 1895 obituary states 6 children, 4 living. Jacob is not mentioned.

As of 26 Mar 2011 no grave or obituary has been found. 
Patterson, Jacob (P2518929504)
 
222 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (P2312505047)
 
223 January 6, 1989

"Mabel Hines Buck", the 100 year old piano player, appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  
Hines, Mabel Frances (I1727)
 
224 Jeanette ("Nettie") was the daughter of Jacob Miley Peyton and Sarah Ellen Butt. Sarah died in 1868 and the children went to live with different families. James and Maria Pepperdine took her in and raised her like a daughter. Peyton, Jeanette Frances (I1817)
 
225 Johannes Schenes Brenneman
Parents Heinrich and Maria
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Brenneman, John Shire (I266)
 
226 John (son of Conrad) Shire's court document states that Philip had died intestate in 1794. See John Shire's database record. Shire, Philip (I839)
 
227 John Maddox
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=26dd909b-9b77-468b-8bea-89e363c63908&tid=1108550&pid=-1957687695 
Maddox, John (P2337279601)
 
228 John Shire, son of Conrad, was involved with Philip (brother of Conrad) Shire's estate. See Philip Shire

 
Shire, John (P2309759071)
 
229 JOSIAH E. BOYER, iron and stove foundry, Dayton. This gentleman was born in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Penn. January 12, 1836. He is a son of D. K. Boyer, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this work, and Hannah (Eby) Boyer. He came to Ohio with his father in 1840, and with him located in Union, Montgomery County in 1843. His education was obtained before his twelfth year of age, at which time he began clerking in the store his father then kept. When approaching his majority, he came to Dayton, and for six months acted as Deputy Sheri$. Shortly after this his father was elected Clerk of the Court and he entered upon the duties of' that office fur his father. He is said to have been the first man, not of the legal profession to successfully conduct the business of that office. This is rather remarkable when we remember that he took control of the office as a green country boy, knowing nothing of the legal formalities with which the duties of that office abound. But nevertheless he carried on the affairs of the office until 1864 with great credit to himself and father. In 1864, he commenced the business of stove manufacturing, and started an extensive iron foundry with John MacMaster under the firm name of Boyer & MacMaster as it now exists. He was married August 24, 1865, to Miss M. Lizzie Kneisley, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Koogler) Kneisley, who came to this county from Pennsylvania. By this marriage one child was born, November 30, 1869, and named David Kneisley Eby Boyer. April 22, 1877, Mr. Boyer was robbed of the comfort and companionship of his wife by death, and he has since remained single. He has never taken a very active part in politics, although twice elected Water-Works Commissioner, and for some years was President of that board, being its President during the centennial year. He was the originator of and prime mover in the Mutual and Home Savings Association organized in 1873, of which he was the first Secretary and its President since 1875. He is Past Grand of Wayne Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. F., and also President of the Dayton Life Insurance Association. In conclusion, he is a gentleman possessed of clear-headed business qualifications, which, aided by an active brain and a persistence of purpose characteristic of all successful financiers, has obtained for this firm and their goods a reputation as the leading stove house in the Miami Valley. Boyer, Josiah E (I797)
 
230 LAGRANGE -- Homer M. Abrahamson, 83, of 613 N. Maple St., died Monday (May 31, 2004) in Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Born Aug. 1, 1920, in Duluth, Minn., he was the son of Adolph and Hazel (Hansen) Abrahamson. On Dec. 23, 1949, in Arlington, Minn., he married Carmen M. Jensen. She died on Nov. 30, 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Leslee Pollina of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mrs. Robert (Liane) Malone of LaGrange; two grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Pearson of Duluth; and one brother, Donald Abrahamson of Orr, Minn.

No visitation is planned. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. June 12 in Greenwood Cemetery of LaGrange, with the Rev. Jack Thomas presiding.

Mr. Abrahamson was a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Air Corps. A member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church, he was a salesman of agricultural products until his retirement. He originally came to LaGrange in 1972 from Clear Lake, Iowa, then moved to Nevada in 1995, and returned to LaGrange in 2003.

Memorials may be given to the LaGrange County American Red Cross or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements were made by Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange. 
Abrahamson, Homer Milton (P2377182154)
 
231 Lowell graduated Oklahoma A. M College, June 1941 with major in Accounting. Worked as Bookkeeper for 4 months at Bristow, Oklahoma before marriage. After marriage Dec. 28, 1941, Lowell and Evelyn moved to Los Angeles, California where he worked in Accounting for Haskins and Sells, Public Accounting Firm for some months then for Gladding McBean Clay Products Co. in Glendale, Calif. In September 1942, Lowell received his "Greetings" from Uncle Sam to report for Induction into the Army. He then served 40 months at Camp Beale, Marysville, California where he was assigned to the Military Police Section.

At first he was assigned to Guard Duty at various stations on the Post. After two months he was assigned to the Post Provost Marshal Office as a Clerk-Typist. He spent the next 38 months in that Office and held the rank as Technical Sergeant when discharged in February 1946. While stationed at Camp Beale, Evelyn worked as a Civilian Employee at Post Headquarters. Much of the time I was authorized to live "Off Post" in Marysville in an apartment with Evelyn. We were able to save money during this time.

After discharge, we moved to Fredonia, Kansas where we purchased a Farm Southwest of Fredonia where we have lived since that time. (53 years to March 1999). We maintained a Cattle herd until May 1998 when we sold our cattle to Leland. Leland had taken over our Crop Farming a few years earlier. Evelyn's Alzheimer's Disease and my general health made it necessary for us to discontinue all of our farming and ranching operations in 1998. We sold most of our land to Leland and Kendall in 1999 as it was apparent that this was the best thing to do. Evelyn and I had owned this farm for 54 years up to her passing. I have continued to reside at our Farm Home which I still own and have resided here over 55 years in April 2001.

Back to February 1946, after we came to Fredonia (actually Benedict, Kansas where my parents were teaching at first), we discovered that Evelyn was pregnant. Leland was born October 13, 1946, our first year on the farm. In 1947 I got into the "GI On The Farm Training Program" and qualified for four years of that with a $97.50 subsistence monthly payment which helped us survive on the farm.

In 1952, I started teaching, first at a one room school in the neighborhood, and then at larger schools. I started taking Education Courses to qualify for teaching certificates. Finally in 1958, I received my MS Degree in Educational Administration at Pittsburg State University. I became Elementary Principal at Elk City and then in 1958 I ran for County Superintendent of Wilson County and was elected and took office in June 1959.

Kendall was born July 22, 1953. We continued our farming operations all during my career in education. Our sons helped on the farm during their growing up years. Both Leland and Kendall graduated from Fredonia High School, Independence Community Jr. College, and Pittsburg State University.

Over the years we have participated in a number of Community and County organizations and activities. Helped organize a 4H Club and served as Club Leader; Grange - served as Master and other Offices; Farm Bureau - I served as President of Wilson County Farm Bureau and Board of Directors; Evelyn was a member of a Home Extension Unit for about 40 years; We have been members of Fredonia United Methodist Church since 1949 and I have served in various official capacities in years past. I have served on the Township Board and on the local rural school board back in the 1950s. We have seen our Community population decline to a great extent in the past 53 years. When we came here in 1946, we had numerous close neighbors. Now there are very few. Evelyn and I are among very very few residents of our age group still living in our extended community. Now in 2001 Evelyn is no longer a part of the community since her passing in January 2000. Others have continued to leave also by death or infirmities. It is an entirely different neighborhood than when we joined it in Spring of 1946.

When we came to this community in 1946 to make this our home, at age 26, We had no idea that God would grant us as much as 53 years of a satisfying Life. In the early years there were problems to overcome and some primitive conditions but we survived. There has been much hard work, many disappointments, sometimes sadness, but the joys and accomplishments far exceed the negatives in our memories.

My career in education changed in 1966 when I began employment with Fredonia Unified School District as an Administrator. I retired in 1982 as Assistant Principal of Fredonia High School and worked three more years on a part time basis taking full retirement in 1985.

I began my Genealogy Research in 1985. 1 had not really thought about doing major Family History Research until after I was involved for awhile. One time when we were visiting an Uncle who was terminally ill with Cancer, I asked him where my Grandfather Webster came from originally. He told me "Ohio" and told me about a cousin of his who was working on Family History. I contacted him and he referred me to another cousin who had been working on Family History about 20 years. I contacted this lady cousin in Wichita and she gave me enough information to get me interested. I have since researched all branches of our familyâ?"both maternal and paternal family lines. It is a never-ending project. Family History has been an important outlet for me in the past 14 years. One of the rewards is sharing with other relatives who are interested. We have met many cousins in other states and areas that have become important to our lives. We are indeed grateful for the information they have provided and for the part they have played in our lives.

I hesitate to name the many who have become a part of our lives through Family History because I know some would be overlooked. One that I do want to mention is Richard A. (Rick) Wilkin of Peoria, Illinois who despite serious health problems, has researched much of his Wilkin family and published a History of the Descendants of Samuel and Roseannah Webster Wilkin. He is also working on the Descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Pulse Webster of which I have been working for 16 years. The Wilkin Family is an integral part of the Webster Family as Roseannah Webster Wilkin was a daughter of George Naylor Webster, a son of Thomas F. and Elizabeth Pulse Webster. Roseannah's descendants are many. The achievements of Roseannah Webster and Samuel Wilkin and their descendants are numerous. Many are highlighted in various parts of this Family Story where Wilkin families are discussed. LWS

In October 2001, Lowell decided it was time to leave the farmhome where he and Evelyn had made their home for fifty plus years and had raised their sons and sometimes cared for grandchildren. Because of the changes that had occurred following the passing of Evelyn as a result of the Alzheimer's Disease, Lowell having reached the age of nearly 82 years and several other considerations, Lowell determined that it would be best for he and his second wife, Elizabeth to move to a Senior Citizen Apartment Facility in Fredonia, Kansas. The move was made on October 12, 2001 and plans were made for a Surplus Property Sale to dispose of much accumulation of over 50 years on the farm. The Place was also listed with a Realtor for Sale. Family members were given many items that they wanted and items considered essential for homemaking in the Apartment were moved to the Apartment. The Sale was held on Saturday, December 1 2001 and was considered for the most part to be a success. Family members were very helpful in preparing for the Sale and the Cleanup afterward. As of January 15, 2001, the Place has not been sold but has been shown to prospective buyers.

In the meantime, Lowell and Elizabeth have adapted to Apartment Living and are well satisfied in their new living quarters. There are a lot of advantages, among them is no utilities expense or maintenance responsibilities. The change will be more complete when the rural home is sold and there are no further expenses or responsibilities for the Place. There will no doubt be further comments at a later date concerning this matter. LWS

Sale of the Farmhome was completed on March 6, 2002 when the closing was consummated to Lee and Melissa Shoaf of rural Independence, KS. They have many relatives in the Fredonia area so have ties to Fredonia and area. Thus ends 56 years in the life of Lowell and Evelyn Shire, an era that began when they were 26 years of age. They began this period of their life in Wilson County in early 1946 after spending 40 months in the Army during WW II and eight months before working and living in Los Angeles, California.

From Lowell Shire 
Shire, Lowell Webster (P2423685115)
 
232 Lucille "Tudy" Abrahamson, 97, died peacefully in her daughter's home on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. She was a lifelong Duluth area resident.

Tudy was born on Jan. 14, 1912 in Duluth to Louis Leonard Carlson and Emma (Johnson) Carlson.

She grew up in the west end of Duluth, graduated from Denfeld High School in 1930 and later attended comptometer school. She was employed at National Tea and Grand Union Tea Companies, Carter's Grocery Store in Pike Lake, Dr. Karl Johnson's office, and retired from the St. Louis County Local 66 Union office in 1977. She married Melvin W. Abrahamson on Sept. 30, 1939. They lived in the Pike Lake area and at the St. Louis County Work Farm (now NERCC) in Saginaw. They also owned a cabin at Fish Lake where they spent their weekends and retirement years.

Tudy was sometimes referred to as "Mrs. Clean" and was also known as the family historian for her ability to remember what others forgot. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and previously the Pike Lake Community Club and the Svithiod Lodge. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends and fishing at the cabin.

Tudy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Melvin; an infant son; sisters, Violet Wennberg, Frances Ellison, and Leona Carlson; and infant granddaughter, Lisa.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Jon) Sicilian; grandsons, Sean Sicilian and Michael Sicilian; granddaughter, Michelle Sicilian; great-granddaughters, Eva Lauren Sicilian, Kimberly Anderson, and Amanda Lovold; great grandsons, Cody Sicilian and Anthony Anderson; and two step great-great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the St. Mary's Hospice Program, especially Rebecca Hunt, the staff at Nurses That Care, especially Leanne Becker, the staff at Solvay Hospice House, and special caregiver and friend Joy Shupe for their loving care and support during the final journey of Tudy's life.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 in Sunrise Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to services. Jeffrey Carlson will officiate and entombment will be at Sunrise Memorial Mausoleum. 
Carlson, Evelyn Lucille Victoria (P2376287557)
 
233 Maddox and Cheuvront Marriage Record
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=30aafc13-cab7-4d06-b348-1f83da84478b&tid=1108550&pid=-1957556539 
Maddox, William Oscar (P2337410757)
 
234 Maddox and Duvall Marriage Record
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Maddox, Matthew Jr. (P2337279020)
 
235 Maddox and Romine Marriage Record
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Maddox, Matthew Jr. (P2337279020)
 
236 MARENGO - Victor Hines Schmitt, 94, of Marengo, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in Woodstock.

He was born April 25, 1914, in Peoria, to Victor J. and Nettie Schmitt. He grew up in Beardstown, a small town on the Illinois River south of Peoria that was the original home of the Schmitt family. The first hospital in the Beardstown area was the Schmitt Memorial Hospital, which was founded by a $100,000 donation during the Depression by the Schmitt family.

At age 14, Victor went to Illinois Military School in Aledo for three years. He then returned to his home in Beardstown, where he graduated from high school in 1934. He played on the varsity football and track teams at the military and high schools. He was captain of the track team. In 1931 he was awarded the American Legion Award.

In fall of 1934, he attended the University of Illinois. After college, he went to St. Louis and worked in merchandising. After that, he went into the Navy. In the fall of 1945, he moved to Chicago with his wife, Rachel, and their children and entered the sales field for Hinckley & Schmitt Water Company.

His uncle, George J. Schmitt I, was the founder of Hinckley & Schmitt back in the late 1800s His cousin, George J. Schmitt III, took over as president in the early 1960s. He was especially fond of his cousin who was always appreciative of Victor's contributions to the company.

He was the most successful salesman in the history of Hinckley & Schmitt, being the winner of numerous awards, including salesman of the year in 1974. In his 34 years at Hinckley & Schmitt, he became known as "Mr. Hinckley & Schmitt" to the building managers, janitors, elevator operators and everyone else in the Loop area concerned with bottled water deliveries.

He was extremely generous his entire life, always wanting to contribute to those who were down and out. His many contributions included the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Disabled American Veterans, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the Lions Club, and many others.

Because of his involvement in the business luncheons sponsored by Hinckley & Schmitt, he became friends with many of the great athletic figures of the 20th century, including but not limited to the great Harold "Red" Grange (the Wheaton "Ice Man") - ESPN named Red the greatest college football player of all time ? Duke Slater, one of the first black football players and the greatest offensive lineman to ever attend the University of Iowa in the 1920s; Don Hutson, a receiver for the Green Bay Packers; and the great Jesse Owens, the winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Red Grange and his lovely wife never forgot Victor's kindness, and they stayed in touch with him until Red's death in 1991.

He is survived by three sons, Victor H. (Diane) Schmitt Jr. of Port Orange, Fla., Thomas W. (Jessica) Schmitt of Marengo and Jeffrey D. Schmitt of Dubuque, Iowa; a daughter, Barbara R. (Timothy) Keniski of Glendale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, Gavin T. Schmitt, Darren L. Schmitt, Tyler J. Schmitt, David Schmitt, Lora Schmitt, Robert Kruse, Katherine Kruse, Melissa Keniski, Marianne Haenel, Kathryn Whitney, Monica Diedrich, Hannah Schmitt and Emily Schmitt; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Clarice Petersen; and his nephew, Bill Moll.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Charlotte; his brother, Ray Wilson; and a sister, Frances Moll.

The visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. funeral Monday, Feb. 16, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo.

Interment will be private. 
Schmitt, Victor Hines (I1742)
 
237 Marriage date and location undocumented. 1900 census shows 26 years married.

 
Family F436
 
238 Marriage Index shows: Kinialey, Emeline (Birch) Family F1391
 
239 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1199
 
240 Married by Rev. John Henry Hoffmeier.

Read about Rev. Hoffmeier:
http://blog.shireancestry.com/shire_surname_weblog/Hoffmeier.html 
Family F16
 
241 Marvin graduated from Denfeld High School. He worked for Clyde Iron Works in the office, retiring from there in 1975 after 45 years of service. His first wife, Josephine Mary Sink (4 July 1913 - 28 August 1961) died of cancer. They had two sons. He married Viola Marie Drogsvold Root on 20 March 1971 at First United Methodist Church in Duluth. They moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 1977. Lilyquist, Marvin Carl (P2312485045)
 
242 Matthew Maddox Jr.
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=e0df15f7-9239-410c-8cde-1d864ca5a328&tid=1108550&pid=-1957688276 
Maddox, Matthew Jr. (P2337279020)
 
243 Matthew R Maddox
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=547d9bf9-39ac-41b1-bfa6-91d4237428b8&tid=1108550&pid=-1976615543 
Maddox, Matthew Romine (P2318351753)
 
244 Mr. Spargo, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2004, at his residence in Stockton. Mr. Spargo was born on August 13, 1917 in Sacramento, CA and has resided in San Joaquin County for the past 78 years.
Mr. Spargo started working delivering telegrams on bicycle when he was 15. Then when he was 16, he went to work as a Sheet Metal Apprentice, and then in 1941, he went to work for the United States Government at Mare Island in Vallejo. He continued working there for 33 years. After his first retirement, he began a new career repairing and assembling furniture for The Wood Shed, where he worked for another 28 years. Finally in July of 2003, he retired after 2 full careers. Mr. Spargo served as an Elder and Sunday School teacher for Eastside Presbyterian Church, and then he also served as an Elder for Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Mr. Spargo truly enjoyed eating nachos while attending the UOP Women's Volleyball games, where he rarely missed a game.
Mr. Spargo is survived by his daughters, Verlea Cramer, Georgene Albertini and Barbara Burk, all of Stockton; two sisters, Della Lester of Paradise, CA and Pearl Pickens of Sacramento; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Joy Burk and Elizabeth Albertini-Stroud and one great-grandchild, Coby Albertini-Stroud. Mr. Spargo is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Spargo.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 2:00 pm. at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, located at 825 Highmoore Ave. in Stockton. No visitation will be held. Wallace-Martin Funeral Home, Stockton, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin County, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204. 
Spargo, George Lionel (P2328696191)
 
245 Multiple injuries as caused by automobile accident, as certified by Dr. Roberto Cervera Aguilar. Abrahamson, Beatrice Eleanor (P2373034236)
 
246 My research has ended at Samuel. A Samuel Codding was in the Revolutionary War, which attracts all kinds of attention from researchers. However, there appears to be a lot of misinformation and poor fact checking floating around that is getting copied from researcher to researcher.

Some day I may request specific documents to attempt to sort out the names/dates/locations.

The list of Massachusetts men who served in the Revolutionary War shows Samuel Codding as a "Jr" or "2nd". This may suggest that this Samuel had a son who served in the war. This same list shows a Samuel Codding who hired a Peter Hathway to serve in his place when he was drafted in 1776. I assume that to be this Samuel.

A tombstone exists for the war veteran Samuel Codding. The date of death and calculated age would make sense for a son of this Samuel.

Any information about Samuel, his wife Mary, their children, or parents/siblings should be reviewed carefully before being added to your tree.

 
Codding, Samuel (I1451)
 
247 Myrtle entered the hospital in April 1919 for allegedly an operation for an abdominal tumor. The doctors stated they had given her ether in preparation for surgery. One of the doctors performed an examination and discovered she was about to give birth to a child.

Myrtle maintained that Samuel was the father. Samuel denied parentage and had several doctors who attested that he was incapable of fathering a child because of his condition and genital injury in the Civil War. 
Shire, Roy Kindred (I43)
 
248 Newspaper clippings in Iowa refer to "Odella Blewett", daughter of Millie Agler. Was she possibly married before Lloyd Kingston? Agler, Odella Faye (I1570)
 
249 Nina Gosnell McConkey claimed to Josephine Gosnell Haase that George and Lena were married in Henderson, Kentucky. Lena had a daughter (Thelma) and a son (Neil) by a previous marriage. George Alexander Wade ran a tavern on corner, east side, West End Ave. George lived in John A.C. Wade's house after John died caring for Margaret Street Wade and then married Lena. George died, W. Edwin Wade forced Lena to move out of the house.
From Wade family files

Lena J Biggs was previously married to [Unknown] Beasley. 
Wade, George Alexander (P2322465256)
 
250 No marriage record has been found. Family lore says they met in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Marriage may have taken place there or near Carl's home in Minnesota. Family F53
 

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