Our Life Together

Published / by W. Wesley Groleau

by Sylvia French Waack The posts of this story are substantially as my grandmother wrote the original work, with the following exceptions: Incorporation of new information (very little). Correction of minor errors. Dividing into shorter posts with subtitles. Contents (links): Our Courtship and Wedding An “old maid” A Guy With a Car The Question The […]

Robert William Cole, 1936–2023

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Robert “Bob” William Cole was the youngest born to H. Delbert and Nina (Clark) Cole at home 5 August 1936.  He grew up on the banks of the Shiawassee River in Argentine.  He hated school—he hid the first day of kindergarten but couldn’t the 2nd which he laid in the hallway crying.  He should have graduated from Linden […]

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 […]