12/11/1997 NOTES From The White County Historical Society Library

White County Historical Society Library
by Charlene Shields!
This article appeared in THE CARMI TIMES
December 11, 1997


Researchers: Put these dates on your calendar. We will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 and will not re-open until Feb. 4, 1998.
We have never before taken a vacation, and this is traditionally a slack time of year.
Also, we need to work on some library projects during that time.


Need info on Moses Thompson, wife Sarah and children: Margaret, Nancy, Louisa, Mary, John and Emily.
Moses was keeper of the Poor House in 1870.
When and where did Sarah and Moses Thompson die? Are any descendants still living in White County?
Deborah J. Cooper,
4115 Candler Lake Court,
Atlanta, GA 30319.
Phone 1-770-896-0756.


Seeking into about Albert Willis and Phoebe Collard. Both were born in 1847; they married Dec. 21, 1864.
Were they born in White County? They lived here most of their lives.
Their daughter, Minnie Willis, born 1886, married Samuel R. Morris (born in 1883).
Minnie Willis Morris was my grandmother.
Jerry Riggs,
7606 Oak Crest Court,
Barnhart, MO 63012.
e-mail bobbriggs@worldnet.art.net.


Seeking burial place and other info on William Chester Gidcumb, born in 1851 in Kentucky; lived Burnt Prairie Township in 1880.
Lived also in Crossville area.
Edward E. Gidcumb,
632 County Farm Road,
Wickliffe, KY 42087-9601.
e-mail egidcumb@brtc.net


Searching for descendants of Thomas Franklin Churchwell, s/o Elias H. and Nancy J. (Baker) Churchwell.
Thomas was born in February 1861 in Tenn. His family moved to White County a short time later, where Thomas lived until his death in 1916.
Deborah J. Cooper,
4115 Candler Lake Court,
Atlanta GA 30319.
Phone 1-770-986-0756.

Fitzgerald Cemetery

A death certificate at the Courthouse gives a burial place as "Fitzgerald Cemetery." Where is this located'?
Charlene Shields,
PO Box 149,
Crossville, IL 62827.
Phone 966-3744.

The local newspaper

The local newspaper one week in 1929 gave this report on car sales: Scigal Martin has purchased an Essex coach from Joe L. Organ, local Hudson-Essex dealer.
Rebstock Bros. have sold a Durant sedan to Charles Groff of Grayville.
A. L. Twilla is driving a new Chevrolet coach, purchased from the Lee Chevrolet company, local dealer.
R.L. Benson has purchased a coupe and Frank McDaniels of Maunie a truck from the same company.

We continue to be comfortably busy with letters and visitors to our Genealogy Library. We're open from 11 to 5 on Wednesdays. Come join us.

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