Category Archives: Deaths

The Trouble With Birthdays

One of the more difficult aspects of family history research is reconciling conflicting information.  Sometimes, with a little extra poking around, clarity is achieved.  Other times not so much.  Take the Shane family as an example:  My grandfather was  the … Continue reading

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The Short Life of Little Mary Shehan

Bridget Hogan and Robert Sheen* were married September 3, 1858 and their first child, Mary was born about 1860.  This date is a deduction from the 1860 U.S. Census for South Fork Township, Delaware County Iowa indicating that Robert Shehan … Continue reading

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Births and Deaths of Susanna and Willie Shane

Susan and Robert Shane were parents to three children, my dad and his siblings Susanna and Willie.  Sadly, neither Susanna nor Willie lived beyond childhood and are buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Monticello, Iowa.  Susan (Samels) Shane made a … Continue reading

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Walker Family Obituaries

Hello Again, This post includes obituaries collected over the years for the Walker family. Included are: Jeannie (Arbuckle) Walker, George Alexander Walker, William Andrew Walker, Georgiana (Boss) Walker, Margaret (Walker) Barnhart, Joyce Marie (Walker) Mott, Elsie M. (Walker) Everest. The … Continue reading

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Walker Family Vital Records

Good Evening, Here’s a list of several vital records on the Walker Family mostly taken from County Indexes. Births March 22, 1876, Caroline Alma Walker, Iowa State Department of Health-Division of Vital Statistics Affidavit of Delayed Birth Registration. Minnesota, Beltrami … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of W. G. Walker

William George Walker’s will was made on June 9, 1877. The format is difficult to read and too large to scan so I’ve transcribed the text below, keeping capitalizations and grammatical context intact: “This Indenture witnesseth that I, William George … Continue reading

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Zilpha Boss Obituary

On Thursday morning, Sept. 8th, Mrs. A. J. Boss died at her home in this city after a long illness. The deceased was 75 years of age and for many years she has been a resident of this city, a … Continue reading

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