Posted Queries October 1997 - January 1998


MUMFORD posted by James Mumford on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information on Dyton MUMFORD who lived in Pendleton, Oregon in 1913. My great-grandfather John W MUMFORD's obituaries lists his brother Dyton MUMFORD in Pendleton, Oregon. Their father name was Ismay MUMFORD. Any information would be greatly need.

OGLESBY, STOCKTON, THOMPSON posted by Sharon Neem on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Researching William OGLESBY--Mary Dunbar STOCKTON family. William b. March 30, 1804 Virginia, d. April 1881 Weston, Umatilla Co., Oregon Mary b. Oct. 16, 1809 Overton Co., Tennessee, d. 1880 Weston, Oregon. Children: James Alexander, b. March 1, 1827 Tennessee; Elizabeth Katherine, b. Dec. 11, 1828 Tennessee; Sarah Ellen, b. Jan. 20, 1831 Illnois; Roscoe Cole, b. May 17, 1833 Illinois; Samuel Stockton, b. May 5, 1835 Illinois; William Willis, b. May 3, 1837, Columbus, Ohio; Amy Malissa Jane, b. May 20, 1839 Quincy, Illinois; Andrew Jackson, b. Dec. 3, 1840 Illinois; Cynthia Ann, b. Feb. 28, 1843 Missouri; Madison Macajah, b. Dec. 28, 1844 Missouri; Sylba Hardin, b. March 26, 1847 Iowa; Susan Emily, b. June 7, 1849 Missouri; Lucetta Currin, b. Dec. 11, 1854, Harlan, Lincoln Co., Oregon; Ida Louisa, b. June 22, 1859, d. Jan 16, 1941 Fossil, Wheeler Co., Oregon, m. William S. THOMPSON Nov. 6, 1881. Anyone recognize this family?

FORSYTHE, KING, RUDIO, SHACKELFORD posted by Sharon Neem on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Researching William FORSYTHE--Harriet "Hettie" RUDIO family. William b.1859, d. 1943. Married "Hettie" Dec. 27, 1887. Hettie b. Feb. 4, 1865 The Dalles, Wasco Co., Oregon, d. 1948. Children (all born in Freewater, Umatilla Co., Oregon): Laura, Elva, Hugh, b. 1884, d. 1949, m. Nemma Eleanor KING; Dean, b. March 16, 1887, d. Oct. 9, m. Eva SHACKELFORD. Any descendants out there?

MENTZER, PALMER, SMITH, STONEBRAKER posted by Candace Gravelle on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Searching for the parents of William Isiah STONEBRAKER and Frances MENTZER who lived in Weston and Pine Grove areas in Umatilla County between 1860 and 1900. William Isiah STONEBRAKER was born ca 1831 in Indiana; Frances MENTZER (his wife) was born in Virginia; they are found in 1870,1880 Census in Umatilla County, Oregon. Would like to locate burial sites for them. Children of this family are known to be: Josephine STONEBRAKER born ca 1858 in Illinois, William Jerome STONEBRAKER, born ca 1861 in Pendleton, Oregon, Margaret E. STONEBRAKER born ca 1863,Montmonda STONEBRAKER born ca 1865, Elizabeth STONEBRAKER born ca 1868, and John STONEBRAKER born ca 1869. William Jerome STONEBRAKER married Melissa PALMER in 1894 in Umatilla County, Oregon; Margaret STONEBRAKER married H.F. SMITH in 1882 in Umatilla County; Elizabeth STONEBRAKER married Zebedee SMITH (my g grandparents) in 1886 in Umatilla County. I don't know the spouses of Josephine, Montmonda or John STONEBRAKER. Would like to have contact with descendants of the STONEBRAKER and MENTZER lines to share family history.

ADAMS, DYKE, LOVERIDGE, ROBBINS posted by Marlene F. Ricci on Thursday, January 1, 1998

Am looking for descendants of Newton LOVERIDGE and Amanda M. ROBBINS. Newton born Jan. 19, 1845 in Knox Co., Illinois. Moved to Weston in about 1880 after a brief stay in Molalla, Clackamas Co., Oregon. Children were Luetta Leon, Otis Oliver, Aura Alberta, Fay C., Trenna Merril and Valentine DYKE. I am descendant of Lucina LOVERIDGE ADAMS, his sister.

BALLIET, BLISS, EDGAR, SEXTON, TALLEY, TREANOR, WILKINSON posted by Gordon C. Nagle Sr, on Wednesday, January 14, 1998

I am researching information on my great aunt Amanda Claranada BLISS WILKINSON, born Oct 9, 1848 at LaPorte County, Indiana, died October 9, 1933 at Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Married 1st to Peter S BALLIET, Aug 20, 1871 at Benton County, Iowa. Married 2nd to David M WILKINSON, Sep 15, 1878 at Antelope County, Nebraska, David was born 1825 in Ohio. Children from the 1st marriage was Rockford BALLIET, and John BALLIET. Rockford died Aug 18, 1906 at Milton-Freewater. John died July 16, 1945 at Walla Walla. The children born to Amanda and David WILKINSON were: (1) Jennie WILKINSON SEXTON, born June 1878 a Oakdale, Antelope County, Nebraska. In 1953 she was living in Seattle. (2) Minnie WILKINSON, born Aug 1881 at Oakdale. (3) Frank A WILKINSON, born Mar 3, 1883 at Oakdale. Died Jan 9, 1953 at Seattle. His obituary says Frank was a former resident of Milton-Freewater and an active Odd Fellow. It also said he had been a caretakerof the Milton cemetery for many years. (4) Emma J WILKINSON EDGAR, born Mar 26, 1886 in Nebraska. (5) Bessie W WILKINSON TREANOR TALLEY, born July 1, 1888, died June 25, 1967 at Portland. Information I have is that the family moved to Oregon from Nebraska around 1890. Any information on the WILKINSON family would be greatly appreciated. I'm also trying to find an obituary of Amanda WILKINSON, she died Oct 9, 1933 at Milton-Freewater. I have other information to share.

DANIEL, HANEY, PRICE posted by Kathleen Rizer on Wednesday, January 14, 1998

James Dallas PRICE and his wife Letitia HANEY are found in the 1900 Umatilla Co., Oregon census. Earlier they had been in Linn Co. I have that James D. PRICE died 14 Sep 1908. Did he die in Umatilla Co?? When and where did his wife Letitia HANEY PRICE die?? I am also interested in their children: John Dallas PRICE b. 1868, Albert Pike PRICE b. 1869, Minnie PRICE b. 1872 and md. William P. DANIEL, Oliver James PRICE b. 1881 and finally Fred PRICE b. 1883. Thank you.

WILSON posted by Gearldean McCrary on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching for decendants of Alvin WILSON. He had a wife (Minnie) and a son (William b. l898) who traveled to Oregon with him after l900. I have found a death record for an Alvin WILSON who was killed in an accident Aug. l0, l928 ten miles north of Pendleton. This Alvin WILSON was listed as being single but the person giving the information apparently did not know him well as there was no other information given. Alvin WILSON was my gr. grandfather. He left my grandmother in Texas and she never heard from him again, directly. His wife was my grandmother's stepmother and William was a half brother . Alvin WILSON was born in Tennessee. The l900 census gave conflicting information on his age but I believe he was born between l868 and l87l. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.

SHOLEN, SHOLIN posted by Virginia Sholin Smallwood on Friday, January 16, 1998

Esther M. SHOLEN (SHOLIN), age 20, is listed in the 1920 Federal Census as living in Hermiston (?), Umatilla Co. She apparently lived in a rooming house and was a teacher. Is there a way I can find employment records on her? Does the town have a city or county directory for 1921 (since they are usually a year out of date when published) where I might find her listed? Does anyone remember her? Perhaps an old report card bears her signature...

COX, FRY, PIERCE posted by Vivian Vancil Camenzind on Thursday, January 29, 1998

I am seeking any information on: James Valentine PIERCE b.1812/1814 in Stokes co.,North Carolina or Illinois. He first arrived in Oregon at "the Dalles" in Wasco county. He went to Umatilla county and then spent most of his years in Grant county, in Canyon City and John Day. James was a circuit riding preacher on the old Military Road out of "the Dalles" for awhile. He was a staunch follower of the Campbellite faith which in later years came to be known as "First Christian Church". James married (where? and Who?) They divorced and as near as I can tell, James raised the children. His wife stayed in Oregon, remarried and supposedly raised a large family but no one knows who she was and none of the children by James put her name or place of birth on any records. It is said that they had six children, three who lived to adulthood. They were: Mary b. abt 1845 m. William Waters COX in "the Dalles" Oregon in 1863.... Andrew Jackson PIERCE b. 1854 m. Eliza FRY 1879.. and Mathilda, supposedly the "fifth" daughter . I need the parents of James, any siblings and would love to make contact with any living cousins".

BUTLER, MOOMAW posted by Ted Moomaw on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Looking for information on the parents of Ellen E. BUTLER, born unknown location on June 6, 1858, married Samuel T. MOOMAW on July 24, 1881 in Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Oregon. Had two known brothers, Joe and Jim BUTLER.. Thank you for any help in this matter.

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