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The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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Jul 22, 2004
10:16 AM
My maternal great grandparents were Charles and Mary Darby, who had eight children; my grandmother, Margaret (Maggie)Wolfe was their second. Charles Darby had a tailor shop in Tampico and his son Hubert was postmaster. In fact, I believe that you have a wonderful picture of my great-uncles together on this website. There is a family story that their oldest child Helen (Nell) was Ronald Reagan's grade school teacher. I have copies of the Tampico Tornado article of Dec. 23, 1937 on the golden wedding anniversary of Charles and Mary and of the Nov 4, 1948 obituary for Charles. I would like to have a copy of the obituary of Mary Darby, who died Aug. 6, 1947. If this can be located for me, I would really appreciate it.
I visited Tampico for a family reunion in 1962 and remember it as a lovely place. Susan Grandt
77 posts
Jul 23, 2004
3:14 PM
Have you used the "search this site" feature? There is a plethora of photos and articles on various Darby family. I will check the archives at the museum for your obit.
Denise, Tampico Area Historical Society
80 posts
Aug 01, 2004
3:09 PM
I have emailed you the obit. I will post it to site as soon as possible.
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Dec 04, 2004
7:36 AM
Where are you from, who is your real dad
Mar 16, 2005
6:55 PM
In the 1860s Col. John Lionel Darby from Kells, Prioty, Kilkenny, Ireland, moved with his wife Clara and children from SC. The settled in northern Florida and the town was called Darbyville,and Darby village on maps. Darby's daughter Ada married Conf. Capt Carr McClenny and the town because McClenny eventually. Darby moved to Starke Florida where he and Clara are buried in Crosby Cemetery. Second wife is Carrie, from SC, but no burial or obituary can be found for her. I'm looking for immigration and military records. Florida has neither, SC Horry District records burned in that era....and SC did not pay Confederate pensions until the 1880s. I'll be doing a book for the g rand opening of Darbyville in Heritage Park in McClenny Florida and will be glad to share all information I collect for this booklet with anyone interested. LaViece Smallwood, Director of Heritage Park laviece@nefcom.net
Jan 05, 2006
9:06 PM
I was researching the Grandt family and your name literally jumped out at me! My name is Susan Grandt! Who are you!
Jan 05, 2006
9:07 PM
Oops! Forgot to give you my email: tkn4granted44@hotmail.com

I'm in Illinois, part of the August Grandt family.
553 posts
May 06, 2010
3:13 PM
We Will be representing the DARBY families in this year's Memorial Day Cemetery Walk, 2010.
May 31, 2010, start at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at 10 a.m. DARBY & EGAN will be represented. Then over to Memorial Cemetery where RENNER & WELCH families will be represented.
Hope to see everyone there!

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