Volume 7, Number 7, Spring 1981
"THANKS are in order DEPARTMENT"
to James F. Ritzen, managing editor of the Beacon and Leader, for the supplement Ozark Mountain that featured our Society.
to Cletys Ackerman of Forsyth for his gift of a membership to the Forsyth High School Library, and for the mailing envelopes, mailing labels and the cash gift.
to Louise Rood for her in depth indexing of Volume I of the Quarterly.
to Geraldine Wells for indexing our gift copy of "Experiences of a Walking Preacher."
to Clay Anderson for his gift of several new books to our library. These will be indexed-and used for reference.
Joyce Ackerman, Route 2, Box 170, Chadwick, MO. 65629 is wanting information about her grandparents. Who are the parents of William Robert Bowman? Are they Jepthe Gibson Bowman and Jane Ann Costlow or Robert C. Bowman and Jane Ann Turk? William Robert Bowman was born December 20, 1871 (1881) in Taney County, MO. He married Nancy Caroline Gilbert July 15, 1908 in Galena, MO. He died September 22, 1937 in Joplin, MO.
Would also like to know the parents of Nancy Caroline Gilbert. who was born March13, 1958 in Taney County, MO. She died May 13, 1958 in Joplin. Were her parents Jack Gilbert and Martha Jane Gallian?
John H. McDaniel, 222 Coatsville Aye, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 is compiling a book on the articles mentioned in his article in this issue (page 20) and invites anyone who has any information to write him. He will answer all inquiries and exchange family data.
The Missouri State Genealogical Association will hold their First State Conference on Saturday, August 15, 1981, at the Ramada Inn in Columbia, MO. If you are interested send a large self-addressed-stamped envelope for a registration packet to MoSGA, c/o Genealogical Society of Central Missouri, P.O. Box 26, Columbia, MO 65205 before June 15. William L. Wood of our society is the Director-at-Large for the MoSGA.
Leota (Houser) Dufur, 12595 Williams Highway. Grants Pass, OR 97526 would like to know whether anyone knows anything about the ancestry of my great grandfather, Joseph L. Henry and his wife, Martha Miller. He was known as "Old Uncle Joe Henry" in Stone County, and was a character and quite eccentric. I have most of his children and their spouses, but have been unable to locate his parents. He was born about 1834-38 in Tennessee. I dont know the County. He and his wife were in Missouri in the early 1850s. His mother was American Indian (Cherokee, Ive been told). I know nothing of her parents. Uncle Joe died in Stone County in 1918 and Martha much earlier.
Gladys Carlson (Mrs. R.E.) 542 Sybil Lane, S.E., Marietta, GA. 30087 would like to contact any descendents of John Gilley (born TN.); married 1-Loucinda Young; 2-Elizabeth Ann Rigsby; 3-Clementine Boyle. He lived at Yellville, AR. and served in Monroes Cavalry.
Also, Daniel Brumley (born 1835) son of James. and Diannah Bilyeu Brumley. Wifes name was Rosetta. What was her maiden name?
Ralph Lucas, Museum Chairman of W.R.V.H.S., sends word that Ralph Foster Museum now has a complete set of National Geographic Magazine from 1915 to the present - a total of 66 years. This leaves the period of 1888 through 1914 (27 years) still needed. If anyone has any-of these copies, please send them to the Society Office or Mr. Lucas.
Editor's note: This is much a worthwhile project- lets be on the lookout for these issues and participate. Remember, magazines present value is tax deductible.
Congratulations to Paul Johns, Nixa, on the recent write-up in the Springfield Daily News about him and his book, "Unto These Hills: True Tales from the -Ozarks." Im sure members remember reading his article in Vol. 7, No. 5 of our quarterly on "One-Room Schools and Canning Factories. Although the story didnt say so, both John and his wife, Gina are members of our society.
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