Edward Washington Le Francis

M, ID# 22601, b. 1853, d. 14 December 1932
  • Note*: He moved to Illinois as a child, to the Williamette Valley of Oregon in 1875, and to Whitman County, Washington in 1882, where he farmed until 1892. He then moved Idaho, first to Coeur D'Alene, then to Pierce, and in 1917 to Lewiston.1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2020

Family: Cora E. Bartlett b. Aug 1874, d. 2 Dec 1969

Citations

  1. [S1734] Obituary for Edward Le Francis, Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idaho, 15 Dec 1932, p. 2, online at Find A Grave at https://tinyurl.com/y273ws7p, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Edward Washington LeFrancis, memorial no. 128730506, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora E. Bartlett Halliburton, memorial no. 155792926, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  4. [S1734] Obituary for Edward Le Francis, Lewiston Tribune, online, above (stating that he died at 7:30 that evening of pneumonia).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rena M. LeFrancis Solomon, memorial no. 93925272, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Edward Washington LeFrancis as her father).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edward Washington LeFrancis, memorial no. 128730506, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Edward Washington LeFrancis as her father).

Charles Elwood Pyle

M, ID# 22602, b. 1877, d. 1958

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2020

Family: Cora E. Bartlett b. Aug 1874, d. 2 Dec 1969

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Cora E. Bartlett Halliburton, memorial no. 155792926, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Elwood Pyle, memorial no. 132071084, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.

Rena M. Le Francis

F, ID# 22603, b. 1893, d. 1976

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2020

Family: Harry B. Solomon b. 1890, d. 1951

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rena M. LeFrancis Solomon, memorial no. 93925272, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Cora E. Bartlett as her mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora E. Bartlett Halliburton, memorial no. 155792926, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Cora E. Bartlett as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rena M. LeFrancis Solomon, memorial no. 93925272, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Edward Washington LeFrancis as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Edward Washington LeFrancis, memorial no. 128730506, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Edward Washington LeFrancis as her father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rena M. LeFrancis Solomon, memorial no. 93925272, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry B. Solomon, memorial no. 93925226, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rena M. LeFrancis Solomon, memorial no. 93925272, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (stating that her gravestone is inscribed "BELOVED WIFE").

Harry B. Solomon

M, ID# 22604, b. 1890, d. 1951

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2020

Family: Rena M. Le Francis b. 1893, d. 1976

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Harry B. Solomon, memorial no. 93925226, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rena M. LeFrancis Solomon, memorial no. 93925272, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry B. Solomon, memorial no. 93925226, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (stating that his gravestone is inscribed "BELOVED HUSBAND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN").

Albert C. Bartlett

M, ID# 22605, b. 7 July 1877, d. 19 January 1970

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Albert C. Bartlett, memorial no. 67802655, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Owen M. Bartlett as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Owen M. Bartlett, memorial no. 155810280, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Owen M. Bartlett as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert C. Bartlett, memorial no. 67802655, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Nancy Clawson as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Nancy Clawson Hamilton, memorial no. 122957570, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Nancy Clawson as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert C. Bartlett, memorial no. 67802655, viewed on 17 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Albert C. Bartlett, memorial no. 67802655, viewed on 17 Sep 2020 (stating that his gravestone is inscribed "My Dear Uncle").

Mary Lois ('Myrnie') Judy

F, ID# 22606, b. 14 February 1872, d. 5 October 1953

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestones, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Archie Francis Wilson b. 15 May 1869, d. 21 May 1903

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as her mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rhoda Adeline Bartlett Judy, memorial no. 48655544, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming William Stanley Judy as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 21 Sep 2020.
  5. [S1736] Obituary for Archie Francis Wilson, Decatur Herald, Decatur, Ill., 22 May 1903, p. 6, online at Find A Grave at https://tinyurl.com/yxqra3y5, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Adeline Wilson Brown, memorial no. 63498442, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois Judy as her mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy as her mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Francis Gerris Wilson, memorial no. 63182856, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois Judy as his mother).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy as his mother).

William Thomas Judy

M, ID# 22607, b. 29 August 1877, d. 5 July 1940
  • Note*: He died in a car accident.4

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Maude Hoyland b. 1885, d. 24 Oct 1977

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for William Thomas Judy, memorial no. 62326219, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming William Stanley Judy as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Thomas Judy, memorial no. 62326219, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rhoda Adeline Bartlett Judy, memorial no. 48655544, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Thomas Judy, memorial no. 62326219, viewed on 21 Sep 2020.
  5. [S1738] Obituary for Maude Judy, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 25 Oct 1977, p. 20, col. 3, online at https://tinyurl.com/yxrsysvl, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Thomas Judy, memorial no. 62326219, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Maude Hoyland Judy, memorial no. 22974909, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  8. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 21 Aug 1978, p. B-5, col. 1, online at https://tinyurl.com/y59ymd8e, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming William Judy as his father).

Joseph Addison French Judy

M, ID# 22608, b. 15 May 1880, d. 15 January 1947

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Lela Edith Bean b. 1885, d. 1950

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Joseph Addison French Judy, memorial no. 7352089, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as his mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rhoda Adeline Bartlett Judy, memorial no. 48655544, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Addison French Judy, memorial no. 7352089, viewed on 21 Sep 2020.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Addison French Judy, memorial no. 7352089, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lela Edith Bean Judy, memorial no. 7352085, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William H. Judy, memorial no. 146231395, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Joseph Addison French Judy as his father).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Addison French Judy, memorial no. 7352089, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Joseph Addison French Judy as his father).

Lucy Elizabeth Judy

F, ID# 22609, b. 24 June 1884, d. 9 March 1977
  • Note*: She married Henry "after a whirlwind courtship" and enjoyed being active in Decatur's social circles.4

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone and some biographical information, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Harry Clifford ('HC') Miller b. 26 Jun 1873, d. 4 Dec 1960

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming William Stanley Judy as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as her mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rhoda Adeline Bartlett Judy, memorial no. 48655544, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 21 Sep 2020.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller, memorial no. 147730648, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Bernard Miller, Jr., memorial no. 46920511, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lucy Elizabth Judy as his mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lucy Elizabeth Judy as his mother).

Benton E. Judy

M, ID# 22610, b. 1887, d. 1 May 1890
  • Note*: His Find A Grave memorial, attributing the information to the Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, Ill., 1 May 1890, p. 3, says that he died of diphtheria at the family residence, 123 West Decatur Street, at 1:10 a.m., aged two years and five months. that suggests that he was born in November or early December 1887.4

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Benton E. Judy, memorial no. 48655587, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming William Stanley Judy as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Benton E. Judy, memorial no. 48655587, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rhoda Adeline Bartlett Judy, memorial no. 48655544, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (naming Rhoda Adeline Bartlett as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Benton E. Judy, memorial no. 48655587, viewed on 21 Sep 2020.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Benton E. Judy, memorial no. 48655587, viewed on 21 Sep 2020 (stating that he died at 1:10 that morning).

Archie Francis Wilson

M, ID# 22611, b. 15 May 1869, d. 21 May 1903
  • Obituary*: "Alderman Archie F. Wison fell dead in his store about 7 40 a. m Thursday. He was without warning struck with apoplexy while standing by the counter and talking to a traveling man. He never regained consciousness and died a very few minutes after being stricken. Mr. Wilson had been apparently in excellent health and his death was so sudden that the report could scarcely be credited by his friends.
       "About 7:30 o'clock Mr. Wilson arrived at the Decatur Gun Company store of which he was the proprietor. He had not been in the place more than ten minutes before he died. The only persons in the store at the time were the stenographer, Elmer Masters and Charles A. Newton, a traveling man who represents a powder firm in Chicago. Mr. Newton was standing outside the counter talking to Mr. Wilson who was standing behind the counter. Suddenly Mr. Wilson said "Oh God" and with those words fell to the the floor.
       "Archie Wilson was 33 years old May 15 last. He was born in Mt.Zion township and was the son of R.D.Wilson. Both the father and grandfather were old settlers of this county. Mr. Wilson lived on the farm until a young man and then moved to Decatur. Among the first position he held was one with the Mueller Gun Company. He stayed with that establishment for a good many years, acquiring an interest in the business. The store was sold by the Mueller Company to another man from whom Mr.Wilson bought the establishment. At the time of his death he was the sole owner. On the night of July 4, 1901 Mr.Wilson's store caught fire from the fire works in the place and was totally destroyed but the place was rebuilt and the place was one of the best sporting goods stores in this part of the state.
       "His father died about two years ago but his mother is still living in this city. Beside her a wife and three daughters survive. Two are daughters, aged about 8 and 5 and the youngest is a baby boy about six weeks old. Mr. Wilson's wife was the former Mary Lois Judy and they were married Feb 28, 1883?. Three brothers and three sisters also survive. They are Alva Wilson of the firm Askers & Wilson, Oscar Wilson of the firm Wilson & Riber, Donald Wilson who resides in Mt.Zion township, Mrs. Riber of Blue Mound, Mrs. H.A. Traughber of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. John T. Miller of Decatur."2
  • Note*: He owned and operated the Decatur Gun Company, a sporting goods store in Decatur, Illinois. His father and grandfather were "old settlers" of Macon County, Illinois.2

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his obituary and a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Mary Lois ('Myrnie') Judy b. 14 Feb 1872, d. 5 Oct 1953

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Archie Francis Wilson, memorial no. 48654524, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S1736] Obituary for Archie Francis Wilson, Decatur Herald, Decatur, Ill., 22 May 1903, p. 6, online at Find A Grave at https://tinyurl.com/yxqra3y5, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  3. [S1736] Obituary for Archie Francis Wilson, Decatur Herald, online, above (stating that he "fell dead in his store about 7:30 a.m., . . . stricken with apoplexy").
  4. [S1737] Obituary for Mary Adeline Brown, Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, Ill., 2 Jun 1930, p. 2, online at Find A Grave at https://tinyurl.com/y37jeajw, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Wilson as her father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Adeline Wilson Brown, memorial no. 63498442, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as her father).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Archie Francis Wilson, memorial no. 48654524, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as her father).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Francis Gerris Wilson, memorial no. 63182856, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as his father).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Archie Francis Wilson, memorial no. 48654524, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as his father).

Mary Adeline Wilson

F, ID# 22612, b. 7 February 1895, d. 2 June 1930
  • Note*: She graduated from Decatur High School, Decatur, Illinois, in 1912 and attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1913-14. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. "Her entire life was spent in Decatur and she was well known and held in high regard."6

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary Adeline Wilson Brown, memorial no. 63498442, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois Judy as her mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy as her mother).
  3. [S1737] Obituary for Mary Adeline Brown, Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, Ill., 2 Jun 1930, p. 2, online at Find A Grave at https://tinyurl.com/y37jeajw, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Wilson as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Adeline Wilson Brown, memorial no. 63498442, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as her father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Archie Francis Wilson, memorial no. 48654524, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as her father).
  6. [S1737] Obituary for Mary Adeline Brown, Decatur Daily Review, online, above.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Adeline Wilson Brown, memorial no. 63498442, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  8. [S1737] Obituary for Mary Adeline Brown, Decatur Daily Review, online, above (stating that she died at 11:45 a.m. from "a complication of diseases and following a long illness").

Lloyd W. Brown

M, ID# 22613
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Mary Adeline Wilson b. 7 Feb 1895, d. 2 Jun 1930

Citations

  1. [S1737] Obituary for Mary Adeline Brown, Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, Ill., 2 Jun 1930, p. 2, online at Find A Grave at https://tinyurl.com/y37jeajw, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Francis Gerris Wilson

M, ID# 22614, b. May 1899, d. 1952

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Francis Gerris Wilson, memorial no. 63182856, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Archie Francis Wilson, memorial no. 48654524, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Archie Francis Wilson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Francis Gerris Wilson, memorial no. 63182856, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois Judy as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy Haines, memorial no. 63182828, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Mary Lois 'Myrnie' Judy as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Francis Gerris Wilson, memorial no. 63182856, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Maude Hoyland

F, ID# 22615, b. 1885, d. 24 October 1977

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: William Thomas Judy b. 29 Aug 1877, d. 5 Jul 1940

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Maude Hoyland Judy, memorial no. 22974909, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S1738] Obituary for Maude Judy, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 25 Oct 1977, p. 20, col. 3, online at https://tinyurl.com/yxrsysvl, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Thomas Judy, memorial no. 62326219, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  4. [S1738] Obituary for Maude Judy, Alton Telegraph, online, above (stating that she died at 11:15 that evening after a week's illness).
  5. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 21 Aug 1978, p. B-5, col. 1, online at https://tinyurl.com/y59ymd8e, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Maude Judy as his mother).

Walter W. Judy

M, ID# 22616, b. 6 December 1917, d. 19 August 1978
  • Note*: He graduated from Decatur High School, Decatur, Illinois, and served in a naval construction battallion as a gunner's mate first class in World War II. At the time he entered the Navy in early 1943 he was living in Alton, Illinois and was employed by Union Electric Company. At the time of his marriage in July 1945 he had been serving in the Pacific war theater for twenty-three months.5

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Patricia Elaine Reilley b. 1924, d. 10 Jan 2020

Citations

  1. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 21 Aug 1978, p. B-5, col. 1, online at https://tinyurl.com/y59ymd8e, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Maude Judy as his mother).
  2. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, online, above (naming William Judy as his father).
  3. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, online, above (naming his place of birth; not giving the date but stating that he was sixty years old when he died on 19 Aug 1978).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Walter W. Judy, memorial no. 22975100, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  5. [S1740] "Judy-Reilley Nuptials," Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 31 Jul 1945, p. 6, cols. 1-2, online at https://tinyurl.com/y63wvohn, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  6. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, online, above.
  7. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, online, above (stating that he died at 5:30 that afternoon after about six months' illness).

Patricia Elaine Reilley

F, ID# 22617, b. 1924, d. 10 January 2020
  • Note*: She graduated from Marquette High School, a Catholic school in Alton, Illinois, and Monticello College, described in a Wikipedia article as a women's seminary established in 1838 in Godfrey, Illinois, but no longer in existence, and was a member of Zeta Beta Psi sorority.2

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Walter W. Judy b. 6 Dec 1917, d. 19 Aug 1978

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Patricia Elaine Judy, memorial no. 206222997, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S1740] "Judy-Reilley Nuptials," Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 31 Jul 1945, p. 6, cols. 1-2, online at https://tinyurl.com/y63wvohn, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  3. [S1739] Obituary for Walter W. Judy, Alton Telegraph, Alton, Ill., 21 Aug 1978, p. B-5, col. 1, online at https://tinyurl.com/y59ymd8e, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Lela Edith Bean

F, ID# 22618, b. 1885, d. 1950

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Joseph Addison French Judy b. 15 May 1880, d. 15 Jan 1947

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lela Edith Bean Judy, memorial no. 7352085, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Addison French Judy, memorial no. 7352089, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William H. Judy, memorial no. 146231395, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lela Edith Bean as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lela Edith Bean Judy, memorial no. 7352085, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lela Edith Bean as his mother).

William H. Judy

M, ID# 22619, b. 1913, d. 1996

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Helen E. Conaway b. 1911, d. 1969

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for William H. Judy, memorial no. 146231395, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Joseph Addison French Judy as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Addison French Judy, memorial no. 7352089, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Joseph Addison French Judy as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William H. Judy, memorial no. 146231395, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lela Edith Bean as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lela Edith Bean Judy, memorial no. 7352085, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lela Edith Bean as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William H. Judy, memorial no. 146231395, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Helen E. Judy, memorial no. 146231384, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Helen E. Conaway

F, ID# 22620, b. 1911, d. 1969

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: William H. Judy b. 1913, d. 1996

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Helen E. Judy, memorial no. 146231384, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William H. Judy, memorial no. 146231395, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Harry Clifford ('HC') Miller

M, ID# 22621, b. 26 June 1873, d. 4 December 1960
  • Note*: He retired in 1942 after many decades as travelling agent and then state superintendent of Railway Express Agency, Inc., also known as American Railway Express, which was attached to the Illinois Central Railroad.1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his picture and a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Family: Lucy Elizabeth Judy b. 24 Jun 1884, d. 9 Mar 1977

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller, memorial no. 147730648, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Bernard Miller, Jr., memorial no. 46920511, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Harry Clifford Miller as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller, memorial no. 147730648, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller as his father).

Harry Bernard Miller

M, ID# 22622, b. 16 June 1904, d. 7 August 1969
  • Note*: He was an accountant for U.S. Steel Company in Chicago, moving there in 1935 and, having retired, returning to Decatur, Illinois two years before his death. He was referred to as Harry Jr. in the family, even though his and his father's middle names were different.5

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Harry Bernard Miller, Jr., memorial no. 46920511, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lucy Elizabth Judy as his mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Lucy Elizabeth Judy as his mother).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Bernard Miller, Jr., memorial no. 46920511, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Harry Clifford Miller as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller, memorial no. 147730648, viewed on 22 Sep 2020 (naming Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller as his father).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Bernard Miller, Jr., memorial no. 46920511, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Robert Archie Miller

M, ID# 22623, b. 1907, d. 1984
  • Birth*: He was born in 1907.1,2
  • Death*: He died in 1984.1,2
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller, memorial no. 147730648, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

Charles Oliver Miller

M, ID# 22624, b. 28 February 1910, d. 25 February 1980
  • Note*: "He was a retired accountant and former co-owner of Miller and Johnson Accounting Analysts. He was elected several times to the Township Board of Auditors. He was former member of the board of directors of First Federal Savings and Loan and director-emeritus. Earlier in his career he was a member of the editorial staff of the Decatur Herald and Review and the St. Louis Star Times."1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles Oliver 'Olix' Miller, memorial no. 147649650, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

John David Miller

M, ID# 22625, b. 1912, d. 1983
  • Birth*: He was born in 1912.1,2
  • Death*: He died in 1983.1,2
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucy Elizabeth Judy Miller, memorial no. 46920521, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Harry Clifford 'HC' Miller, memorial no. 147730648, viewed on 22 Sep 2020.

George Devere Morris

M, ID# 22626
  • Last Edited: 29 Sep 2020

Family: Sarah Catherine ('Kate') Winkler b. 1856, d. 8 Mar 1928

Earl Davis Fortson Sr.

M, ID# 22627, b. 29 July 1908, d. 28 March 1970
  • Scrapbook*: "Miss Mabel Harrison and Earl D. Fortson Married on Sunday.
       "Miss Mabel Harrison, a popular graduate nurse of this city, and Earl D. Fortson of Pharr, were united in marriage Sunday, June 30, at 4 p. m. at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Rufus Lusk in Ennis, the ceremony having been performed by the pastor of the Ennis Baptist church in the presence of relatives and a few close friends.
       "After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Fortson left on a short wedding trip, and upon their return will be at home in Pharr, where Mr. Fortson is connected with the highway department.
       "Mrs. Fortson has many Corsicana friends, who wish for her much happiness in her married life."9
  • Obituary*: "Earl Fortson Rites Monday
       "Earl Fortson, 61, a native of Anderson County, died in Memorial Hospital here Saturday afternoon. He resided at 2002 W. 4th Ave. and was a retired Mobil Oil employe [sic].
       "Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ben Hargrove of Texas City will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James McKee of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
       "Surviving are his wife Mrs. Maybelle Fortson of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Addie May Fortson of Palestine; six brothers, Leo Fortson of Fort Worth, The Rev. Jack Fortson of Edinburg, the Rev. Eddie Fortson of Duncanville, the Rev. Jeff Fortson of Gladewater; Dale Fortson of Abilene and Joe Fortson of Phoenix, Ariz; two sisters, Mrs. Al Rossen of Palestine and Mrs. Arthur Holder of Edinburg; several nieces and nephews."

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 2020

Family: Mae Bell Harrison b. 2 Jan 1909, d. 11 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S1755] Obituary for Earl Fortson, Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 29 Mar 1970, online at https://tinyurl.com/y5ft8yb3, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected) (not giving the date but stating that he was sixty-one years old when he died on 28 Mar 1970; not giving the place but stating that he was a native of Anderson County, Texas).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Earl Davis Fortson, memorial no. 126223375, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S1758] "Miss Mabel Harrison and Earl D. Fortson Married on Sunday," Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 3 Jul 1940, p. 4, col. 3, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2crtupb, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun) (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S1757] Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Earl D. Fortson and May Bell Harrison, record no. 17256, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (giving the date and stating that the license was issued in Anderson County, Texas).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Davis Fortson, memorial no. 126223375, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mae Bell Fortson, memorial no. 126223440, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  7. [S1755] Obituary for Earl Fortson, online, above (giving the date and the place and stating that he died that afternoon).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Davis Fortson, memorial no. 126223375, viewed on 26 Oct 2020.
  9. [S1758] "Miss Mabel Harrison and Earl D. Fortson Married on Sunday," online, above.
  10. [S1752] Certificate of death (State of Texas), state file no. 63169, for Earl Davis Fortson, dated 21 Dec 1959, Earl D. Fortson, Sr., informant, images on familysearch.org and findagrave.com, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (naming Earl Davis Fortson as his father).

Mae Bell Harrison

F, ID# 22628, b. 2 January 1909, d. 11 December 1977
  • Scrapbook*: "Miss Mabel Harrison and Earl D. Fortson Married on Sunday.
       "Miss Mabel Harrison, a popular graduate nurse of this city, and Earl D. Fortson of Pharr, were united in marriage Sunday, June 30, at 4 p. m. at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Rufus Lusk in Ennis, the ceremony having been performed by the pastor of the Ennis Baptist church in the presence of relatives and a few close friends.
       "After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Fortson left on a short wedding trip, and upon their return will be at home in Pharr, where Mr. Fortson is connected with the highway department.
       "Mrs. Fortson has many Corsicana friends, who wish for her much happiness in her married life."9
  • Obituary*: "Mrs. Fortson
       "Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. E.D. (Mable) [sic] Fortson, 68, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.
       "The Rev. Ben Hargrove will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
       "She was a native of Ellis County, had lived in Corsicana 35 years; was a past matron of the Eastern Star and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
       "Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Morris of Corsicana and Mrs. Willie Pearl Cook of Ennis and a number of nieces and nephews."10

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 2020

Family: Earl Davis Fortson Sr. b. 29 Jul 1908, d. 28 Mar 1970

Citations

  1. [S1756] Obituary for Mrs. E. D. Fortson, Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 12 Dec 1977, online at https://tinyurl.com/yyssdxoa, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun) (not giving the date but stating that she was sixty-eight years old when she died on 11 Dec 1977; not giving the place but stating that he was a native of Ellis County, Texas).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mae Bell Fortson, memorial no. 126223440, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S1758] "Miss Mabel Harrison and Earl D. Fortson Married on Sunday," Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 3 Jul 1940, p. 4, col. 3, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2crtupb, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun) (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S1757] Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Earl D. Fortson and May Bell Harrison, record no. 17256, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (giving the date and stating that the license was issued in Anderson County, Texas).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Earl Davis Fortson, memorial no. 126223375, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mae Bell Fortson, memorial no. 126223440, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  7. [S1756] Obituary for Mrs E. D. Fortson, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mae Bell Fortson, memorial no. 126223440, viewed on 26 Oct 2020.
  9. [S1758] "Miss Mabel Harrison and Earl D. Fortson Married on Sunday," online, above.
  10. [S1756] Obituary for Mrs E. D. Fortson, online, above.
  11. [S1752] Certificate of death (State of Texas), state file no. 63169, for Earl Davis Fortson, dated 21 Dec 1959, Earl D. Fortson, Sr., informant, images on familysearch.org and findagrave.com, viewed on 26 Oct 2020 (naming Maebelle Harrison as his mother).

Dick Box

M, ID# 22637, d. 1969
  • Note*: He was a chemical engineer.1
  • Last Edited: 25 Nov 2020

Family: Hester Clopton b. 1926, d. 20 Jun 2020

Citations

  1. [S1692] Obituary for Hester Hollinger, Butler Eagle, Butler, Penn., 24 Jun 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/ya64m6pn, viewed on 28 Jun 2020.

Earl A. Hollinger Jr.

M, ID# 22638, b. 28 February 1921, d. 12 April 2006
  • Note*: • He was from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
    • On 19 Aug 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he enlisted for U.S. military service "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law." He had completed four years of high school, and his civilian occupation category was described as "semiskilled mechanics and repairmen."6,7
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2020

Family: Hester Clopton b. 1926, d. 20 Jun 2020

Citations

  1. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Earl Hollinger, viewed on 27 Nov 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S1598] United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Earl A. Hollinger, Jr., serial no. 33289414, viewed on 27 Nov 2020 (stating that he was born in Pennsylvania in 1921).
  3. [S1692] Obituary for Hester Hollinger, Butler Eagle, Butler, Penn., 24 Jun 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/ya64m6pn, viewed on 28 Jun 2020.
  4. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Earl Hollinger, viewed on 27 Nov 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S1692] Obituary for Hester Hollinger, online, above (giving the year but no other information).
  6. [S1692] Obituary for Hester Hollinger, online, above (first bullet).
  7. [S1598] United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Earl A. Hollinger, Jr., serial no. 33289414, viewed on 27 Nov 2020 (second bullet).

Marjorie Evelyn ('Margie') Clopton

F, ID# 22639, b. 22 October 1928, d. 11 June 2020

Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, from her online obituary.
  • Note*: She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught a pre-school class at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed working on their farm and taking care of her beautiful flowers.9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary and a chart of three generations of her ancestors, is here.
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2020

Family: Eugene Elbert French b. 16 Aug 1926, d. 16 Nov 2020

Citations

  1. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton of York County, Virginia (Atlanta, Ga.: Phoenix Printing, Inc., 1984), p. 161 (giving her name as Margie and naming Willard E. Clopton as her father).
  2. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville, Ky., 12 Jun 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2zqbb8c, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Willard Clopton as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Willard E. Clopton as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (naming Willard E. Clopton as her father).
  5. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving her name as Margie and naming Cora Ellen Beauchamp as her mother).
  6. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, online, above (naming Cora Clopton as her mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Cora Beauchamp as her mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora Beauchamp Clopton, memorial no. 14757827, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (naming Cora Beauchamp as her mother).
  9. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, online, above.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 30 Nov 2020.
  11. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, online, above (not giving the date but stating that they had been married for seventy-four years when she died on 11 Jun 2020).
  12. [S1768] Obituary for Eugene Elbert French, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville, Ky., 29 Nov 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y32n4edt, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (not giving the date but stating that they had been married for seventy-four years when she died on 11 Jun 2020).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (not giving the date).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eugene Elbert French, memorial no. 219093841, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (not giving the date).
  15. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, online, above (stating that she died after a fall at her home).
  16. [S1769] Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth record for Judy A. French, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (naming Marjorie Clapton [sic] as her mother).

Willard Ervin Clopton

M, ID# 22640, b. 30 July 1887, d. 15 April 1966

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 10 Dec 2020

Family: Cora Ellen Beauchamp b. 22 Nov 1891, d. 25 Dec 1985

Citations

  1. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton of York County, Virginia (Atlanta, Ga.: Phoenix Printing, Inc., 1984), pp.139 (naming George W. Clopton as his father), 161 (naming George Clopton as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 9 Dec 2020 (naming George Washington Clopton as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George Washington Clopton, memorial no. 14758145, viewed on 9 Dec 2020 (naming George Washington Clopton as his father).
  4. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p.139 (naming Elizabeth _____ as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 9 Dec 2020 (naming Elizabeth Walters as his mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Elizabeth "Betty" Walters Clopton, memorial no. 14758125, viewed on 9 Dec 2020 (naming Elizabeth Walters as his mother).
  7. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Willard Clopton (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving the date and the town).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (stating that he was born in Kentucky on 20 Jul 1877 although the inscription on his gravestone, as shown in the photograph accompanying the memorial, says 30 Jul 1887).
  10. [S1776] Obituary for Willard Clopton, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, 16 Apr 1966, p. A15 (p. 42), col. 5, online at newspapers.com, https://www.newspapers.com/image/109225130/, viewed on 7 Dec 2020 (not giving the place or the date but stating that he was seventy-eight years old when he died on 15 Apr 1966).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 6 Dec 2020.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora Beauchamp Clopton, memorial no. 14757827, viewed on 6 Dec 2020.
  13. [S1775] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Cora Beauchamp and Willard Clapton [sic], viewed on 6 Dec 2020.
  14. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving the month and year but not naming the place).
  15. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Willard Clopton (giving the month and the county).
  16. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  17. [S1776] Obituary for Willard Clopton, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  18. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving the date but not the place).
  19. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, pp. 161, 187 (naming Willard Clopton as his father).
  20. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving her name as Margie and naming Willard E. Clopton as her father).
  21. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville, Ky., 12 Jun 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2zqbb8c, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Willard Clopton as her father).
  22. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Willard E. Clopton as her father).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (naming Willard E. Clopton as her father).

Cora Ellen Beauchamp

F, ID# 22641, b. 22 November 1891, d. 25 December 1985

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2020

Family: Willard Ervin Clopton b. 30 Jul 1887, d. 15 Apr 1966

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Cora Beauchamp Clopton, memorial no. 14757827, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the state).
  2. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton of York County, Virginia (Atlanta, Ga.: Phoenix Printing, Inc., 1984), p. 161 (giving the date and the county).
  3. [S1777] Obituary for Cora Clopton, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, 26 Dec 1985, p. B10 (p. 8), col. 6, online at newspapers.com, https://www.newspapers.com/image/109976140/, viewed on 7 Dec 2020 (not giving the place or the date but stating that she was ninety-four years old when she died on 25 Dec 1985).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Willard E. Clopton, memorial no. 14759889, viewed on 6 Dec 2020.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora Beauchamp Clopton, memorial no. 14757827, viewed on 6 Dec 2020.
  6. [S1775] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Cora Beauchamp and Willard Clapton [sic], viewed on 6 Dec 2020.
  7. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving the month and year but not naming the place).
  8. [S1777] Obituary for Cora Clopton, online, above (giving the date and the city).
  9. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (naming Cora Ellen Beauchamp as his mother).
  10. [S35] Gene Carlton Clopton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton [etc.], above, p. 161 (giving her name as Margie and naming Cora Ellen Beauchamp as her mother).
  11. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville, Ky., 12 Jun 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2zqbb8c, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Cora Clopton as her mother).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (naming Cora Beauchamp as her mother).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Cora Beauchamp Clopton, memorial no. 14757827, viewed on 6 Dec 2020 (naming Cora Beauchamp as her mother).

Eugene Elbert French

M, ID# 22642, b. 16 August 1926, d. 16 November 2020

Eugene Elbert French, from his online obituary.
  • Note*: • He enlisted for U.S. military service on 15 Jan 1945 after two years of high school.
    • He was stationed in Korea while serving in the U.S. Army. He worked at General Electric for thirty-three years and had a farm near Tonieville, Kentucky. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hodgenville, Kentucky for many years and before that had been a deacon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.11,12

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his obituary and a chart of three generations of his ancestors, is here.
  • Last Edited: 1 Dec 2020

Family: Marjorie Evelyn ('Margie') Clopton b. 22 Oct 1928, d. 11 Jun 2020

Citations

  1. [S1769] Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth record for Elbert E. French, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (giving the year and the county).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Eugene Elbert French, memorial no. 219093841, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  3. [S1768] Obituary for Eugene Elbert French, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville, Ky., 29 Nov 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y32n4edt, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S1767] Obituary for Marjorie Evelyn Clopton French, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville, Ky., 12 Jun 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2zqbb8c, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (not giving the date but stating that they had been married for seventy-four years when she died on 11 Jun 2020).
  5. [S1768] Obituary for Eugene Elbert French, online, above (not giving the date but stating that they had been married for seventy-four years when she died on 11 Jun 2020).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marjorie Evelyn 'Margie' Clopton French, memorial no. 211229809, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (not giving the date).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eugene Elbert French, memorial no. 219093841, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (not giving the date).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eugene Elbert French, memorial no. 219093841, viewed on 30 Nov 2020.
  9. [S1768] Obituary for Eugene Elbert French, online, above (stating that he died peacefully after a rapid decline in his health following his wife's death five months earlier).
  10. [S1768] Obituary for Eugene Elbert French, online, above.
  11. [S1768] Obituary for Eugene Elbert French, online, above (second bullet).
  12. [S1598] United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Eugene E. French, serial no. 35822550, viewed on 1 Dec 2020.

Judy Ann French

F, ID# 22643, b. 4 July 1947, d. 1 January 2013

Judy Ann French Brown, from her online obituary.
  • Note*: She worked in the office of the county attorney for Jefferson County, Kentucky for thirteen years.7

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 5 Dec 2020

Family: James Clement Brown b. 23 Nov 1934, d. 27 Dec 1995

Citations

  1. [S1769] Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth record for Judy A. French, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (naming Marjorie Clapton [sic] as her mother).
  2. [S1773] Obituary for Judy French Brown, Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., 4 Jan 2013, online at https://tinyurl.com/y3xtxfkl, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (stating that she was born in LaRue Conty, Kentucky; not giving the date but stating that she was sixty-five years old when she died on 1 Jan 2013).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Judy Ann French Brown, memorial no. 103104463, viewed on 4 Dec 2020.
  4. [S1769] Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, online at https://www.familysearch.org, marriage record for Judy A. Sharp and James C. Brown, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S1773] Obituary for Judy Grench Brown, online, above (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judy Ann French Brown, memorial no. 103104463, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (giving the year but not the place).
  7. [S1773] Obituary for Judy Grench Brown, online, above.
  8. [S1773] Obituary for Judy Grench Brown, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judy Ann French Brown, memorial no. 103104463, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (giving the place but not the date).

Gloria Jean French

F, ID# 22644, b. 7 June 1945, d. 9 September 2019

Gloria Jean French Merrill, from her online obituary.
  • Last Edited: 5 Dec 2020

Family: Judge Thomas Blake Merrill b. 14 Sep 1937, d. 21 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S1770] Obituary for Gloria Jean French Merrill, The News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky., 11 Sep 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2sva674, viewed on 30 Nov 2020.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Gloria Jean French Merrill, memorial no. 202921674, viewed on 1 Dec 2020.
  3. [S1769] Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, online at https://www.familysearch.org, marriage record for Gloria J. French and Thomas B. Merrill, viewed on 5 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S1770] Obituary for Gloria Jean French Merrill, online, above (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Gloria Jean French Merrill, memorial no. 202921674, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, memorial no. 180649933, viewed on 5 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Gloria Jean French Merrill, memorial no. 202921674, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (stating that she died in Louisville, Kentucky).
  8. [S1770] Obituary for Gloria Jean French Merrill, online, above (stating that she died at her home in Middletown after a brief illness).
  9. [S1770] Obituary for Gloria Jean French Merrill, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Gloria Jean French Merrill, memorial no. 202921674, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (giving the place but not the date).

Judge Thomas Blake Merrill

M, ID# 22648, b. 14 September 1937, d. 21 June 2017

Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, from his online obituary.
  • Note*: From his obituary: " He spent his preteen years living with his family in Guam, and then Tokyo, where he attended high school at the American School in Tokyo, Japan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Hawaii in 1960, and his J.D. at the University of Louisville in 1965. After graduation, he made Louisville his permanent home and practiced law until he was appointed as a Quarterly Quart Judge in 1970. In 1977, he was elected to the Commonwealth of Kentucky District Court, where he served for 17 years. In 1994 he served in the family court until he retired in 1999. In 2015, Judge Merill was honored by the Kentucky Bar Association as a Senior Counselor in recognition of his 50 years of service. He loved being a judge and an attorney. . . . Judge Merrill was an avid fisherman, joke teller, sports fan, and a horse racing handicapper. His laugh will be well remembered by those who loved him, and his personally crafted and perfected Bolognese sauce will be missed. He loved music, particularly the blues . . . ."8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 5 Dec 2020

Family: Gloria Jean French b. 7 Jun 1945, d. 9 Sep 2019

Citations

  1. [S1772] Obituary for Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., 25 Jun 2017, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2ug85k7, viewed on 4 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, memorial no. 180649933, viewed on 5 Dec 2020 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S1769] Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, online at https://www.familysearch.org, marriage record for Gloria J. French and Thomas B. Merrill, viewed on 5 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S1770] Obituary for Gloria Jean French Merrill, The News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky., 11 Sep 2020, online at https://tinyurl.com/y2sva674, viewed on 30 Nov 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Gloria Jean French Merrill, memorial no. 202921674, viewed on 1 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, memorial no. 180649933, viewed on 5 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, memorial no. 180649933, viewed on 5 Dec 2020 (giving the place but not the date).
  8. [S1772] Obituary for Judge Thomas Blake Merrill, online, above.