Volume 3, Number 7
Lew Larkin, todays foremost Missouri Historian, writes, "Mrs. Dains of the State Historical Society at Columbia informed me that while the White River Valley Historical Society no longer meets, that you do have an excellent quarterly publication.
I am mainly interested in the latter. If I may be permitted to join, would you please inform me as to the dues.
Lew is also a member of the Staff of the Kansas City Star.
Esther Bonta (Mrs. Robert Bonta), Stockton, California, ordered extra copies of the last two issues of the Quarterly. She asks for material on her family who settled in Camden County around 1850, in the Macks Creek Area.
C. R. Wilson, Crane, MO, says, "This morning on my way to the office, I noticed 50 to 100 women going to work at the garment plant. This reminded me back to 1918 when every morning there would be 25 to 30 men going to work at the round house and other jobs in the railroad yards. Now there is no one. How things change."
Alan Humphrey, Springfield, says: "Many of us appreciate all the work you do to keep this organization functioning. The appearance of the magazine is excellent and the subject matter has good variety and is increasingly valuable as time goes on.
"I noted that Aunt Sis's father was Levi Casey who came here from Tenn. Then I picked up my valued copy of the Quarterly for Winter 1961-62 and on p. 19 found this record for Levi Casey, in Swan Tip of Taney County in 1840 census, Males 5-10 (2); 10-15 (10); 30-40 (I). Females under 5 (1); 5-10 (1); 30-40 (1). As Mrs. McKinney was not born until 1844 she was not included in this tabulation. On page 5 in this same article is mentioned, "Old Dr. Howard"--- In the 1840 census for 1840 lists in Benton township of Taney County, a Phillip Howard between 30 and 40 years of age with a wife between 30 and 40, but no children.
"As I prepared a complete Alphabetical index of this 1840 census for Taney County I can very quickly check for the presence of any person who was the head of a family in 1840."
Thank you Alan Humphrey, for your offer to check for us.
From Mrs. Stanley Bates, Lawton, Okla., comes this bit of encouragement: "I would not miss the Quarterlies for anything. I really enjoy them and the Spring No. for 1968 is worth the price of the whole year. My family records are in this one. For many years I have hoped it would be in one. The James Cook Jr. Family, my great grandpa, my grandfather James Duncan and my daddy was Walter L. Cook. I am Arlina Cook Bates and with my sister, Nell Cook Hanna, are the only ones left of our family. We came to Okla. in 1907. I have the record of the rest of the family from James Duncan through his family." Perhaps, Mrs. Bates will send us that material.
Elsie Miller of Syracuse, Kansas, says, "It has been 57 years since I left that country so I want to keep the Quarterly coming."
"Couldn't you increase your membership greatly by advertising in the Genealogical Helper? Your publication would be a bargain to many genealogists."---William A. Gates, Boulder, Colorado.
"Mr. Barton Everett wants to renew his subscritpion to the Quarterly. He is 84 years old and looks forward to receiving his copy----Mrs. Barton Everett.
Evidently the Caseys are all coming into membership for Joe Casey of Mountain Grove sent $2.00.
Mrs. M. E. Palmer, nee Ingenthron, sent in four memberships, four going to relatives in Arizona, relatives of Mr. Palmer. All formerly lived here, Mr. and Mrs. V. E. La Dyke, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Bowlin, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eaves. Mrs. Plainer said, "Maybe these will help some for the Quarterly. I enjoy it and hope we can have four issues this year.
"We look forward to receiving the Quarterlies. In the Summer and Fall Issue we found where my grandparents got their marriage license, Samuel France and Anna Booth, also my husband's grandparents, Wm. N. Grady and Mary L. Stone. I think the dues should be raised. Where else could anyone get so much wonderful reading and history as in the Quarterly?"---and a great big Thanks to You, Mrs. Mehus.
If we will get all the people who are interested in preserving the history of the area, to maintain a membership in the White River Valley Historical Society we will likely be able to continue the Quarterly. We must have the members and they must pay their dues regularly, for we cannot expect other institutions to forever underwrite us.
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