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TAHS Website Updates for February 2007

Mar 2, 2007

Wow! What an amazing month we have had! So many wonderful
contributions - Melva Taylor has been a busy little beaver
transcribing the Sterling Gazette and sharing the obits &
marriages with our site. Lynn & Craig Kolb have also
submitted more obits and anniversaries for the their
Kolb/Denison/Dow lines. Jack Pritchard has been posting a
wonderful history on Dr. Harry TERRY which incorporates so
many family names. He has also submitted two family history
charts - one for James DAVIS and the other on Dr. Reuben
DAVIS. How many know who the author by the name of "Hickory
Switch" is?

I created a "Wish List" to acquire achive-safe storage
materials for our Tampico Tornado newspapers as well as
some very-needed items. Well, who would have thought . . .
the response has been unbelievable! The Tampico Lions Club
donated $1000 towards our efforts, Les Niemi (a long-time
friend of the TAHS) has donated a brand new
printer/scanner/copier AND a digital camera! Andy Hinton
will be home on leave in March, bringing us a
microfisch/film reader. The generosity of these folks is
just so overwhelming to me. THANK YOU just doesn't seem to
be an adequate response. That's our history they are
helping to preserve. Anyone that has gleened genealogical
information from our website or the TAHS museum owes these
fine folks a BIG thank you!

Activity has been great on the Message Board. I am so
grateful to all of you who take the time to respond to
those searching their roots. Thank you!

Here's the latest entries for the month of February. If you
are local, please contact me regarding the Memorial
Cemetery Walk at the TMC and St. Mary's. If you would like
to do a brief presentation on anyone buried in these
cemeteries or know of someone who would, please! Contact me
at your earliest convenience.

NEW ENTRIES FOR FEBRUARY 2007

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 27 - TAHS meeting @ 7pm. Guest Speaker, Ed Abbott.
Speaking on his farm as part of the underground Railroad.

OBITS
1968 - Charles S. Sweet, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1968 - Marilyn J. (Alexander) Anderson, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1968 - Kimberly Kay Clark, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1968 - Lewis E. LaDue, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1951 - John Jensen, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1951 - George Olmstead, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1951 - Avon Lane Scott, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1935 - Burdette J. Brown, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1929 - Mary (Lane) Schutt, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1951 - Charles Klobes, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1910 - Phoebe (Work) Davis, Submitted by Jack Pritchard
1915 - Elizabeth (Work) Davis, Submitted by Jack Pritchard
1951 - Nellie M. Middleton, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1984 - Florence M (Brown) Ralli, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1989 - Henry Kolb, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1965 - Herman Denison, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1983 - Lois Kolb, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1932 - Louisa Denison, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1948 - L. W. Denison, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1939 - Maud (Dow) Denison, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1918 - Minnie (Joern) Kolb, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1937 - Newton E. Denison, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1933 - Luna (Denison) Cummings, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
2007 - Agnes Weber
2007 - Jeff Forward
2007 - Chester "Chet" Alender
2007 - Marjorie (Brown) Wetzell
1963 - Bessie (Brady) Reinagle, Submitted by Eldon Peterson
1962 - May B. (Brady) Peterson, Submitted by Eldon Peterson
1949 - Mrs. Kate Brady, Submitted by Eldon Peterson
1885 - Liva Cain
1935 - George Knox
1947 - Haney E. Cain Added photo 2/24
1933 - Frederick Van DeMark, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1932 - Mary (Lane) Baldwin, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1929 - Live M. (Cain) Hein
1929 - Sadie (Scotchbrook) Davis
1929 - George Hansen
1929 - Joseph A Teach
1903 - Mrs. David (Mary) Keefe - aka: "O'Keefe" or "O'Keef"

ANNIVERSARIES
1920 - Mr. & Mrs. William Mathis - 50th
1910- Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Denison 50th, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1930 - Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Peterson - 25th

MARRIAGES & ENGAGEMENTS
1920 - Winchell - Hurbul, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1920 - Denison - Kolb, Submitted by Les Niemi
1885 - STEADMAN - MYERS
1932 - Van DeMark - Miller, submitted by Melva Taylor
1915 - Scott - Vestal, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1915 - Lane - Giffrow, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1932 - Van Vooren - Fritsch, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1915 - Berg - Frank, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1933 - Snyder - Short, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1930 - Coggins - Rassmussen
1903 - Olsson - Cash

MISCELLANEOUS
INDEX TO ARTICLES in the Centennial Year Book - Also see
Index to photos in Centennial Year Book, located on the
description page of Centennial Year Book in Gift Shop

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
H. L. Denison 85th Birthday, Submitted by Lynn Kolb
1929 - Hooppole Railroad Undergoing Repairs
1929 - (Rear Admiral Joseph) Mason Reeves Promoted
1903 - Telephone Lines in Tampico
1903 - E. A, Emmons sells Pitney Hotel

MEMORIAL CARDS
Added photo to Thomas Cunniff Memorial Card

PHOTO ALBUMS
New Album! WETZELL Family
Widoff Family - in "People" Photo Album
Ed & Elinor Aagesen - in "People" Photo Album
Harry Kobbeman Family 1957 - People Photo Album
Howard & Thera Ackeberg - People Photo Album
Eldon & Velma Adams - People Photo Album
Albert & Ethel Forward - People Photo Album
Coe Gaulrapp Family - People Photo Album
Elmer Gerdes Family - People Photo Album
Gail Goodell Family - People Photo Album
Jim Henrekin Family - People Photo Album
J. M. Jacobs/Bill Craddock - "Jacobs Photo Album"
Lester Jacobs - (Jacobs Photo Album)
Lester Jacobs/Vesta Dennison - (Jacobs Photo Album)
Mary E Jacobs (Jacobs Photo Album)
Mary Jacobs & sisters (Jacobs Photo Album)
Alice Smith Hill (People Photo Album)
Edith Parent (People Photo Album)
Added Ralph, Max & Mrs. Lee Brown - (Brown Photo Album) -
Submitted by Lynn Kolb
L. W. Denison Obit & Photo (Denison Photo Album) -
Submitted by Lynn Kolb
Herman Denison Obit (Denison Photo Album) Submitted by Lynn
Kolb
Henry J. Kolb Memorial Card - inside of card (Kolb Photo
Album) - Submitted by Lynn Kolb
Henry J. Kolb Memorial Card - outside of card (Kolb Photo
Album) - Submitted by Lynn Kolb
Mrs. Henry (Lois Denison) Kolb Obit (Kolb Photo Album) -
Submitted by Lynn Kolb

MAPS & ATLASES
Hume Twp 1982

BIOGRAPHIES (Parentheses Indicate where to find it from the
TABLE OF CONTENTS)

David Hall (Bureau/Marshall/Putnam 1896), requested by Nana
Rutherford Redell

CORRECTIONS:
Henry Gerdes (Whiteside 1900) - Researcher Dale Ratcliffe
submitted corrections to marriages noted in Bio. He has
copies of the marriage certificates.

GIFT SHOP
Tampico Centennial Year Book - Now available on 2 CDs.
Includes an index for articles as well as photo index.

MESSAGE BOARDS FOR FEBRUARY
Need Help with Photo ID - NEWELL, Floyd HOWLETT
Anthony Cincere - 7th IL I Co.
New Arrival for the Hixon/Hickson Family!
Ancestral Findings for Dr. Harry Terry (by Jack Pritchard)
- an on-going tale
"Thank You" Les N.
Dow, Denison, Kolb
Tampico Centennial Year Book
Alice Smith Hill
Tampico High School - Class of '38 (Subject: GERBER family)
(Charles) Bent Family Stuff
Cemetery Walk 2007
Wish List - another GREAT donation from Les Niemi!
Andrew T. & Minnie Glassburn
Mary R & Mason A Hein
Welcome Leora Wiseman
McCabe, William & Owen

FAMILY HISTORY DESC. CHARTS
James E. Davis - Submitted by Jack Pritchard
Reuben Davis - Submitted by Jack Pritchard (posted a
revised version on Feb 24)
Joseph A Teach - Submitted by Jack Pritchard

CEMETERIES
TMC Index - filled in some missing info on BRADY family.
Added name for "Mrs. Brady", spouses for BRADY's listed,
parents names and a link to a photo of John BRADY (parent
of Edmond).
TMC Index - Filled in missing info on Bessie & Floyd
Reinagle
TMC Index - Filled in some missing information on Brewer
Families
TMC Index - 1. Corrected information on George Knox - 2.
also added alternate first name for George's father's name
provided by researcher Bob Thompson.

FUNERAL LOGS
Photo Album of Funeral Logs, submitted by Brian Sanders

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
David & Angela Beech (They purchased the old A. T.
Glassburn residence)
Leora Wiseman - Descendant of Washington Thomas, founder of
Thomas, IL
Theora Stark

MILITARY
1929 - "Roll of Honor" List of Vets buried in area
cemeteries as posted in the Tampico Tornado, May 30, 1929

PLEASE GO TO THE "WHAT'S NEW" SECTION OF OUR SITE FOR
DIRECT LINKS TO ALL OF THE ABOVE ENTRIES.

Respectfully Submitted for your enjoyment and
enlightenment,
Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Home_Page.ht
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