Εdmond Joseph Groleau, 1896-1978

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by Laura Groleau Τrotter Εdmund was the youngest of the family of Delphise and Μarie Groleau.  Ηe was born Μay 20, 1896 in Wilson, Μichigan.  Ηe was short, good-looking, and ambitious. Ηe married Αlice Groleau 14 Νovember 1920 in St. Jacques, Μichigan.  Αlice was the daughter of a relative of my grandfather, Τom Groleau.  We don’t […]

Joseph Isaac Schooler, 1985–2022

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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

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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, […]

Veterans

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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

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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

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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 […]

Almeda Giffin Wood, 1937–1919

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Died Mrs. Almeda J. Wood, who was born in Indiana in October, 1837, died Sunday, December 28th, 1919, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Grant, at Taneyville.  She was the widow of J. J. Wood, who died some eighteen years ago since which time she has made her home most of the lime with Mrs. Grant.  She had lived in Taney county […]

Former Resident Dies On Visit

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August 6, 1963¹ Mrs. Addie¹ Keast, 50, of 132 Bennett Rd., Valley Farms, Mich., who was visiting relatives here, died suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Courier, 1525 N. 20th St., at 8:30 a.m. today. She had suffered an asthmatic condition for sometime. She was born March 23, 1908 in Stonington and was reared there, lived in Crystal Falls and lived […]

John Paudois

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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 […]

Tom Tillapaugh, 1953-2020

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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!

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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 […]

Arthur James St. Germain, 1924-2007

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Medford Mail-Tribune, 19 June 2007 Arthur James St. Germain died on Friday, June 15, 2007, in Visalia, Calif.  He was 83 years old. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel in Porterville, Calif.  The visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel […]