Volume 33, Number 3 & 4, Spring 1994
The Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Topeka, KS, is offering a Family History Research Trip to Allen, Indiana County Library and Washington D.C., on Oct. 1-11, 1994. $100 deposit should be made by August 1, 1994. For group rates and information, write the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, P.O. Box 3858, Topeka, KS 66604-6858.
The St. Louis Genealogical Society will host their 25th annual Seminar Saturday June 18, 1994, at the Frontenac Hilton, St. Louis, Missouri. For information, write St. Louis Genealogical Society, 9011 Manchester Road, Suite 3, St. Louis, MO 63141-2643.
In 1872, Sarah Jane WRIGHT married Merit CARY in Stone County, Mo. In 1880, she lived in Boone Co., Ark., with four children; possibly died there during the birth of her sixth child in 1886 at the age of 36. Sarah may be buried at Enon (?) Ark. Looking for information on her parents and siblings. Any descendants who would share family history? Contact Mrs. Wilford Cary, 565 State Hwy. V, Hollister, MO 65672 (417) 334-2518.
In 1850, Taney County census included all of Stone and parts of Christian and Douglas counties. The census taker used initials only for the given names. I hope to complete what has been a nine-year project to fill in these names. As a native to Taney County, it is very important for the work to be as complete as possible. It will contain the census as per microfilm, the researched name, and the source of the researched name. It will also give many maiden names, the 1860 location of as many as possible, and the married surname of many women who married after 1850 and by 1860. There are 679 households in the census. There are still some that I have nothing on and will never find without the help of a descendant. Please write Janice Soutee Looney, P.O. Box 231, Walnut Grove, Mo. 65770.
Ruth Asher, research chairman for the Society, will do work for $5.00 per hour. Please mail your requests to the Society address at Point Lookout.
at The College of the Ozarks
By Jeanelle Duzenberry
The Ralph Foster Museum on the campus of The College of the Ozarks is hosting an exhibit, Elsa Freund: Modem Pioneer, in Edwards Art Gallery, April 15 through July 20, 1994.
The exhibit features handmade jewelry designed and crafted throughout Elsie Freunds career as a studio jeweler. Valueless materials like clay, rocks and glass are turned into objects of shining beauty. Elsies works of jewelry made from materials that were at hand reflect the Ozark tradition of "making do."
Born January 12, 1912, Elsa Bates Freund grew up in Taney County near Branson on a game preserve managed by her father, Ralph Bates. Mr. Bates also worked at the College of the Ozarks as a stone mason for over forty years. Elsie spent her formative years exploring the natural beauty of the Ozarks. As a child she created works of art from the materials found in abundance in the caves and streams of the White River and the Ozark Mountains. She continued her craft and became a major figure in the studio jewelry movement of the 1950s. Now Elsies jewelry designs are housed in the major museums throughout the U. S. and abroad. Prestigious museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum in London include examples of Elsies work in their permanent collections.
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