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Submitter: Jan Wallace
Date: 21 Jun 2002

Looking for info on a Virginia Mae Gilbet Stay and her husband, M.E. Stay that were apparently in Marion Neb. in April of 1935. Virginia Mae was the daughter of John Gray and Mary Reese Osborn Gilbert. John Grey was in the hotel business and died in Arapaho. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Virginia Mae also has a sister, Joni Gertrude who married William Frederick Dreyer. They are buried in Kearney.

Submitter: Margo Elmhorst
Date: 05 Jul 2002

Dr. Specklemeier found in the records of Carpenter-Breland funeral records 1890-1900 (seeAvery, Helen).Was he a physician or is this a nickname? I often see Dr. with Levi J. Spickelmire.He and wife are buried in the Riverview Cemetery. Also any info on their two sons, Alexander and Joseph G. Smith s/o her first marriage,and ch Violet and Zen Spickelmire. This name is spelled many ways!Thank you Margo Elmhorst

Submitter: Ashley Tiwara
Date: 09 Jul 2002

Interested in Dr. John M. BUBANY, married to Elda. He lived 1904 to 1987, she 1904 to 1992, according to the Red Willow cemetary records. 1) Anyone know anything of them, an obituary available, any family in the area? 2) Trying to connect with the BUBANY family of Gallup, NM, and the BUTKOVIC family of Croatia. Please write if you feel there might be a link.

Surnames: SAUNDERS
Submitter: Mary Jane Parsons
Date: 10 Jul 2002

Am looking to find where my grandparents lived while in Red Willow Co. They were married in McCook in February of 1894 but then moved to Iowa for five years. They returned, supposedly to McCook again, as their youngest son, Lovell, was born there March 03, 1902. Could some kind soul find a record someplace that would show where Thomas N. and Lydia Saunders lived while in Red Willow Co. Thomas' father, Wilbur, lived in or near Danbury at this time. Thank You, Mary Jane

Submitter: Betty Hoppe-Stevens
Date: 14 Jul 2002

Searching for information and descendants of Ralph POWERS b. 1891 in Iowa, his wife, Geneva M. DALTON b. 1886 in Iowa, her parents were John DALTON and Margaret Cecelia RITTOR DALTON. The daughter of Ralph POWERS and Geneva M. was Rita C. POWERS born abt. 1917 probably in Indianola, Nebraska. Ralph POWERS was a barber there in 1920 census.

Submitter: sam mannone
Date: 18 Jul 2002

during a recent visit to the st. francis area in kansas i found an old soda bottle with a painted lable stevens tasty beverages mc cook, neb do you have any info on the company thanks

Submitter: Sandy Hutchinson
Date: 30 Aug 2002

Looking for any information on Jean POPE HARMON who lived at 1108 W. 4th St. McCook, NE in February 1940. In 1953 her name had changed to Jean Pope MARTINEZ and she lived in Denver, CO. I'm trying to find out any info on children she may have had and I'm looking for the death date and place of her grandmother Elnora Alice LEHR Pope who was last in the Denver, CO 1920 census. At a brick wall. Sandy

Submitter: Sandy Hutchinson
Date: 30 Aug 2002

Looking for any information on Jean POPE HARMON who lived at 1108 W. 4th St. McCook, NE in February 1940. In 1953 her name had changed to Jean Pope MARTINEZ and she lived in Denver, CO. I'm trying to find out any info on children she may have had and I'm looking for the death date and place of her grandmother Elnora Alice LEHR Pope who was last in the Denver, CO 1920 census. At a brick wall. Sandy

Submitter: Keith VonHall
Date: 22 Aug 2002
URL: Keith

My Grandfather Jacob Hablitzel (Frontier County) passed away and we have a stock certificate from the Red Willow Oil and Gas Company dated 1929. The face value at time of purchase was $1000.00 (ie, 100 shares at $10.00 each). I'd like to know what (if anything) happened to the Red Willow Oil and Gas Company? Also, are the any decendants of this company that might find this stock certificate of some value to them? The certificate has a gold pressed seal and two names. I think the Secretary Treasures name is Herbert Hedges and the President is C. S. Thompson. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Keith VonHall 1216 Cherry Lane Canton, GA 30114 [email protected]

Submitter: Cynthia Peterson
Date: 21 Aug 2002

I'm seeking information on great-grandmother Loda KNOWLES (Knowels) JACKSON. Loda KNOWLES married Charles W. JACKSON on 25 JUL 1895 in Maywood, Frontier Co., Nebraska. According to their marriage record, Loda's father was John H. KNOWLES, and mother was first name illegible (perhaps Lurretta) E. HUFFMAN. Loda was age 15 at time of marriage, so birth year would be . Also, she was born in Indiana. According to 1900 Census, Charles and Loda JACKSON were enumerated in Perry Precint, Red Willow Co., Nebraska. They were farmers. They had four sons: Archie Lee (b. 1896), Fred (b. 1898), Ernest N. (b. 1901),and William Dean (b. 1905). They were farmers. Family eventually moved to farm near Dickens, Lincoln Co., Nebraska. Charles and Loda divorced around 1910. Loda married Robert Rubin CHURNING. The couple lived in Kansas and Californina. They had a son, Carl Robert CHURNING (b. 1914). Charles and Loda both died in San Diego, CA area . I noticed on an old map that at one time there was a Knowles Precinct in Frontier Co., Nebraska so perhaps there's some kind of family connection to that area. Any information or a nudge in the right direction would be appreciated. Regards, Cynthia PS: If you have a mailing list, please add my name to it.

Submitter: Julius Wlaschin
Date: 19 Aug 2002

trying to find obit. for grandfather. His name is Lloyd Hall. He lived in Gothenburg, NE from early 1950's until late 1980's. I believe he died in the early 1990's and there is such a person listed in the Red Willow directory. Does anyone have any information about Mr. Hall.

Submitter: Cynthia
Date: 06 Aug 2002

I will be in McCook NE area in near future and would like to visit Riverview Cemetery. Where would I find a list and map detailing location of graves? I wish to locate graves of Ruth E. Root Jackson and James Ragan Jackson. Your help will be appreciated.

Submitter: Betty Hoppe-Stevens
Date: 04 Aug 2002

Searching for information and/or descendants of Paul W. MELCHERT and wife Mary (Maria) WENDLAND MELCHERT, who are found on the 1920 Census of Red Willow county, Indianola Precinct. Children were Oscar (14), Lorenz (13), Elsie A. (8). Elsie married a Peterson/Pederson. Farm neighbors were John and Annie Fritz and John and Mathilda Beck.

Submitter: Joyce Buzzelli
Date: 28 Jul 2002

Looking for the family and relatives of Glenn Samuel Ruppert(1914-1996). SSDI lists his last residence as McCook, Nebraska. He descends from Frank George and Mary Haynie Ruppert. Mary was the daughter of Samuel & Mariah Shaw Haynie, originally from Mills County, Iowa. I have Haynie info and need to fill in Mary's family. Will share all info. Any help will be appreciated very much.

Submitter: Carol Wolf Britton
Date: 27 Jul 2002

I am looking for a birth and death date on a Gladys Haytor. She was married to A. P.Walter and died around 1949. I know she had one daughter but do not know her name. Hoping someone can help me find the where about of this lady. Warmest Regards Carol Wolf Britton

Submitter: Marc Trueb
Date: 07 Oct 2002

I am looking for information on James and Logan who lived near Danbury, Nebraska in 1908. They had 5 children at that time. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you! Marc Trueb

Surnames: SHEPHERD
Submitter: Mary Jane Parsons
Date: 03 Oct 2002

Am looking for any information on Catherine and Thad Shepherd that I have found buried in Memorial Park Cemetary, (Longview) in McCook, Willow Grove Pct in the 1900's. Could someone look for them on a Census, find an Obit or maybe a death record. Any information would be greatly appreciated and will gladly pay for any copies that will help identify them. Catherine, I believe, is my grandmother's sister. Thank You, Mary Jane

Submitter: Janie Pinre
Date: 12 Sep 2002

I am looking for information on a RAY GIBSON, son of ANDREW W

Surnames: SAUNDERS
Submitter: Mary Jane Parsons
Date: 11 Sep 2002

Found on your 1900 census of McCook, Willow Grove twp. that my grandfather, Thomas N.SAUNDERS and his family were residing in dwelling 246 along with his father, Wilber F SAUNDERS, and daughter, Gertie. Could someone tell me exactly where this dwelling was located, in McCook? in the country? Also could someone check the school records of this area and find a record of Thomas N's two eldest children, Thad and Edna to see what school they were attending in 1902. Would also appreciate it greatly if someone could send me the obit of my GrGrandfather, Wilber F.SAUNDERS, which was reported to me as being printed in the McCook Republican. He died September 5, 1920 in Pilger. I will gladly pay for all copies. Thank you, Mary Jane

Submitter: Robert McCartney
Date: 08 Sep 2002

My greatgrandmother, Nora Garver, was a McCook reisdent from 1903 - 1956, when she died. Her obit states that she was a charter member and past officer of the Prairie Queen division No. 495 of the GIA of the B of LE. Does anyone have any idea what this organization is? Bob McCartney