Maxine Miller. 1938–2022

Published / by Flint Journal

Μiller, Μaxine 2/28/1938 — 11/3/2022 Ζephyrhills, Florida Μaxine Εleanor (Carnes) Μiller, 84 years young, of Ζephyrhills, Florida, previously of Linden, Μichigan, went home to be with Jesus on Τhursday, Νovember 3, 2022. Μaxine was born in Grand Βlanc and raised in Αrgentine, ΜΙ.  She graduated from Linden Ηigh School in 1956.  She met Don C. Μiller at the Αrgentine Church […]

Penelope Stathas, 1957–2011

Published / by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 7 April 2011 Stathas, Penelope April 3, 2011, age 54 years. Beloved daughter of the late John and the late Dorothy (née Schuster).  Dearest sister of Terry (Randy) Groleau and Peter (Mary Ann Morrissey) Stathas.  Special aunt of Rachel (Sean) McMahon, Nicole (Mike) Good and Eben Stathas.  Great-aunt of Colin and Patrick McMahon.  […]

Joseph Isaac Schooler, 1985–2022

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

Joseph I. Schooler, age 36, of Dell Rapids, South Dakota died at his home in Dell Rapids, Saturday, April 23, 2022. There will be a time of visitation with family present on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Minnehaha Funeral Home of Dell Rapids, SD. Joseph Isaac Schooler was born August 25, 1985, in Portland, Oregon to Brian C. Schooler […]

Lillian Juanita Anglin, 1929–2013

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

Lillian Juanita (Anglin) Melton passed away peacefully at her home March 22, 2013.  She was born December 11, 1925 in Bixby Ok. to Sam and Lillian Anglin.  She Married Samuel E. Melton January 2, 1955.  Juanita and Sam owned Melton’s Appliance Co. in Tulsa and Muskogee, Oklahoma.  for over 50 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Melton, […]


Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

With the naming of veterans on Facebook, I decided to try listing those in the genealogy database.  For the protection of privacy and prevention of identity theft, you won’t be able to see details of those that are still living unless you identify yourself as a close relative.  The way you do that is request […]

Coles County Notes

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

From History of Coles County, Illinois, by Charles Edward Wilson (1905): “The first Salisbury School House (No. 31) was built about 1855-56, in the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 10-11-10.  Some of the first teachers were: Andrew Edwards, Valentine McGahan, John Ingram and John Redman.  A second house was built later, but was […]

Little Flock

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

From History of Coles County, Illinois, by Charles Edward Wilson (1905): “Little Flock Regular Baptist Church was organized at the Center School House, in the southwest corner of Section 15-11-10, on November 29, 1862.  Among its organizers and early officers were: L. Gilbert, Jeptha Parker, Nathan Austin, John Alexander, Levi Sanger, Jesse Sanger, and T. J. Thornton.  Its […]

John Paudois

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

by one of his grandchildren In 1886, Jules Julian Pierre Paudois moved from France to Canada with his wife, daughter Josephine, and son, Jules Pierre Paudois II, by freighter.  Jules II was later married to Marie Mesnage.  Mary Marie Mesnage was a widow.  She and her four daughters moved from France to Quebéc, Canada.  Her […]

Richard Junior Groleau, 1930–2021

Published / by Escanaba Daily Press / 1 Comment on Richard Junior Groleau, 1930–2021

Richard Junior Groleau, 91, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, passed away at home in Sallisaw, Oklahoma on May 10, 2021.  Richard was born on January 25, 1930 in Escanaba, Michigan to Clara Emma (Longhurst) Groleau and Publius (Peter) Charles Groleau.  He was married to Rosa Lee Mae (Waack) Groleau on August 28, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The […]

Tom Tillapaugh, 1953-2020

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau / 1 Comment on Tom Tillapaugh, 1953-2020

Thomas Allan Tillapaugh December 30, 1953 – March 16, 2020 Thomas “Tom” Allan Tillapaugh, born on December 30, 1953 in Britton, South Dakota, finished his race in the early morning hours of Monday, March 16, 2020, after an eighteen-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was surrounded by his family at the home that he shared […]

What a guy!

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

What image of your father is the most striking in your memory? Why that image? This question brought not one, but three things to mind: 1. My father kept his promises.  This sticks in my mind for one promise in particular.  We were supposed to go fishing one Saturday.  I walked into his office and announced […]