Volume 7, Number 4, Summer 1980
Freda Karnes, 329 McKinley, Kiainath Falls, OR, 97601 wants information on General and Dee Thurman. Also Mary Jane Filbeck Thurman, wife of General Thurman. James Robert Hampton and Mary Ann Brown Hampton.
(Editor's note: Wrote for places and dates for this inquiry but did not receive a reply.)
Clista J. Milner, 2722 Sherman, Ave., Port Orchard, WA, 98366, continues to diligently search for history on the Pettys and Cummings of the White River Valley area.
The following National Geographic Society magazines are needed to complete the files in the Research Room of Ralph Foster Museum located on the campus of The School of the Ozarks:
1915 - June; 1916 - January & October; 1917-1927 - all issues are needed; 1928 -January, February, March, July, September, November and December; 1929 - January, February, April, June, July and December; 1930- June, July, August, September, November and December; 1931 - January, February, march and October; 1932 - January, February, May, September, October and December; 1933 -December; 1934 - March, May and August.
Copies from January 1935 to present are complete.
W.R.V.H.S. Museum Chairman
Please, readers of this magazine, search the attic, flea markets, auctions, estate sales and book shape, and let's help preserve this part of history by finding these "lost" copies for the museum. Send them to. The White River Valley Historical Society Box 565, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726. This office will acknowledge your gifts.
This inquiry comes from Vera Quirico, P.O. Box 609, Alamosa, CO, 81101: Who is researching her family tree and would appreciate bearing from anyone who knew any of the following Drake. who lived in Protem, Missouri, from 1892 until after 1910.
Richard J. Drake and wife, Amanda, had children Benjamin, born 1876; Flora born 1878; Cora born 1663; Warren born 1881; Andrew born 1885; Cleveland born 1887; Thomas born 1889, James born 1891; and Allie born 1895.
Richard J. Drake was her great grandfather and homesteaded in Protem in 1892. He sold his place in 1907 and later left the area. Does anyone know where any of the Drakes relocated?
William J. Drake (her grandfather) was the eldest son of Richard. He married Woodie Lavina Moore in 1880 and moved to Protem, raising his family there. William and his family moved to Oklahoma around 1910, except Edward, who remained in Protem.
Effie G. Wilson. Box 65, Marrowbone, Kentucky, 42750 would like to correspond with anyone interested in the following: Alexander Wilson and relatives who went from Monroe County, Kentucky, before the Civil War to Taney County, Missouri; and brothers Rufus and Henry White, who went to Dade County, Missouri, after the Civil War. Also interested in Fergusons and Harlan relatives who went from Kentucky to Missouri around the same time.
"About every issue a Packwood is listed in the Stome County Marriage records," writes Harlan D. Smith of Turnwater, WA." I wish that any Packwood descendants would send Dr. William Packwood, 7543 Watford Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, 70808, any information and/or pictures they have on the Packwood tribe."
Veda Upton LaFevers, RR - Box 236, Gravois Mills, Missouri, 65037 is seeking information on her great-great-grandfather, Edward (Grancer) Upton, who came from Rutherford County, North Carolina. A son, Daniel, homesteaded outside Gainesville in Ozark County.
(Note: Mrs. LaFevers recently made a trip to Gainesville and met several people who helped. It was past president, Ruby Robins, who told her about our Society and interested her in becoming a member. Have you recruited a new member lately?)
Request: Need information on place of birth and parents of Mary Barber, wife of William Brumley and mother of Isaac Brumley. Mrs. R.E. Carison, 542 Sybil Lane, S.E., Marietta, GA. 30067
Can anyone help find a copy of a book on the Bilyeu family written by Martha Roder? Lately weve had several inquiries for this and your secretary would like to peruse a copy.
New member Mrs. Lee G. Knox, 1213 Amherst Drive, Denton, TX., 76201 sends the following story and query; "Some time has been spent trying to track my gt-gt-grandmother. I know that my grandmother was born in Stone County in 1870. She lived to be 93 years young. My great grandfather changed the spelling of his name (or had it changed for him) and called himself William Patrick Cavner. We think he was born in Tennessee in 1847. He, too, lived to be over 90. He married Mary Frances Hurst on 12 March 1868 in Stone County after he had been on the Union side in the Civil War.
My mother said that she remembered her grandfather would stop to see them on his way to visit his mother in Stone County. His mother, Winnie Cavender died in 1912. Although records were kept by that time they were unable to find hers. Lucille Christman found a list of all Stone County cemeteries and found Winnie in the Mollie Wright Cemetery.
We made a trip to Stone County in August of 79 and, with the help of a map, found a neat cemetery. There was Winnies stone broken and in with the Estes family, a name that meant nothing to me.
The next day we went to the Christian County Court House. There we found that my gt-gt-grandfather that I had been calling William T. Cavender was Timothy Cavender. He died soon after the Civil War and left a debt his poor widow - had to assume. The Court House burned and she was ordered to bring in all her records so they could charge her for his debt.
I have found my Cavner family in the 1870 census of Stone County but still no Winnie. Her son, my great grandfather, moved with his family to Texas about 1872. My last find has been in the marriage records. There I found one John F. Estes married Mandy Mancrey Jane Cavender (of Christian Co.) in Stone County on 6 November 1866 by William Steele, M.G. This explains why Winnie was in the Estes plot of the M.W. Cemetery.
I didnt say this story has an end - Im still searching and now know a new path to take. The 1900 Stone County Census should give me a story on Winnie. I must still have family right there in that area. But time is my enemy - I need help."
"I grew up around Ava over sixty years ago and would enjoy more articles from that area," writes Lawrence E. Paugh, 2219 Edsel Lane, Modesto, CA, 95351
(Are you reading, writers & historians of Douglas County?)
Mrs. Archie Kissee, 11499 Hwy 99E, Los Molinos, CA, 96055, writes that she hopes that they can come back to Missouri sometime and attend one of our meetings. They both were born here and get homesick to come back. Have made it once in 45 years. Then she adds this query: need information on great aunt, Margaret Boothe Coffey, daughter of Matt and Agnes Boothe. She and her husband left Missouri and moved to Canada before 1920.
Mrs. Kissee also wants information on any of the children of John E. (Bridge) Boothe. He was a brother of Margaret Boothe Coffey. His first wife was Alice Workman. After her death he married Irene Cantrell. Would like to know about any children or any thing else about this family.
Need information on great grandmother Pernila (Nila) Wilson Burchett of Stone County, Mo., & CA 1852. Father Bob Wilson was a Civil War Veteran. Sister Effie married Jim Cline and there was a brother Bobby.
Also grandfather William Green Stacy married Anna Ewing 6 Mar. 1881, Protem, MO. Her parents were Jessie Ewing and Emily Palmer. Anna had a sister, Julia who married Bud Roberts and a brother, George Ewing. Need Ewing family information and will answer all letters says Mary Johnson, Star Route, Box 20, Vian, OK. 74962.
Henrietta Hall May 25, 1980
Our sympathy is extended to members, Mrs. Tince Fine and Mrs. Opha Wing, whose husbands have recently passed away.
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