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  1. am looking for velma bassey b 1907 to my grandmother lily j morgan(as one of a pair of twins) and first husband john henry bassey. they divorced in 1910 and when he remarried in 1913 she handed over the boy william v bassey they kept in touch but the girl velma just disappeared. any info about my half aunt would be appreciated. my mother had a hard life. she married 3 times and had 6 children but only got to raise 3.

  2. i am looking for information about my great uncle Ed Loftus and his family. he was born in murphysboro in 1882 and adopted and raised by a family in carterville. he worked at the sunny side mine and married Myrtle woolsey in 1907. she was a widow.her first husband william e crompton disappeared in 1904 no-oneseems to know exactly where or when he died. another mystery is myrtle’s younger sister cora belle Hale. was she a flapper ? were there lots of flappers in Herrin in the 1920s ?

  3. Hi, Looking for the parents of John F. Williams. Born 7 Nov 1869 in Illinois, married Minnie Kelley, daughter of Calvin and Harriet (Lannom) Kelley in @1899. They had a son, Uriel (1902-1976). In 1900 they were living in Creal Springs. Minnie died @ 1903 and John remarried Artie Gulley and had several more children. He died 18 Jun 1918 in East Marion and was buried 19 Jun 1918 in Carterville.

    A marriage record in your index looks promising and I’m hoping it lists John’s parents. 1897-1902 WC Marriages Vol 5, page 122. [Surname only Kelly] and [John W. Williams] Thank you!

  4. Looking for information on the Miles Fredrick Burklow (wife Della Atnip, dau. of Absolum Atnip). Until 1922 or so. Fred was a school teacher in a one room school in Tunnel Hill, but also was a miner in 1922 during time of Herrin Massacre. the Chapman Cemetery is full of Burklows/Evans(wives) and Graves (wives), this is in Tunnel Hill. My father, Clarence was born in Energy, 1915.There is story that this family is mentioned in book “Little Egypt”, but can’t find a copy. Marion, Herrin, Tunnel Hill full of Burklows, can you help?

  5. Hi all,
    I am looking for information about my great-grandmother, Belle Spiller. She married my great-grandfather, Charles H Hartman, born in 1872 possibly in Michigan. She gave birth to my grandmother Helen Margaret Mitchell or Margaret Helen Mitchell somewhere either in 1891 or 1897. She may have died in 1901. Actually, information about both would be useful – it appears that Charles Harman’s parents immigrated from Saxony. There are many Spillers in the Marion area, but I can’t find anything about her. Maybe Anabelle or Isabele?

  6. my father, john tilman owens born in bush about 1924. to yearkie(john) william owens and nora (suftko) owens. any records of them? thank you, john owens

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