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Champaign County,


Queries 1998, Page 3

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Submitter: John A. McCall, 230 E. Cambridge Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 (
Date: 17 Jun 1998

Need help in looking for proof of birth and/or records in Champaign Co. for a Lillian(Lillie) TAYLOR. There is possibly one additional brother or sister whose name is unknown. It is believed that she was born to Wally TAYLOR and Laura PROUGH who were married in Champaign Co. IL on 8 Feb 1887. Wally and Laura were divorced 11 April 1902. Laura married William ATER day after divorce was granted. Wally deserted Laura on or about 8 December 1899. Laura's entry on 1900 US census of Champaign Co. shows she was a mother of 2 children, with one living. No child listed living with Laura. Laura ATER died at Princeton IL 1 June 1916. Her death certificate was signed by a Lillie Warren. It is believed that this signature was of the first daughter of Wally and Laura.

Surnames: THOMPSON
Submitter: Deb Beechy (
Date: 6 Jan 1998

Seek info and descendants of John THOMPSON and Andrew Elliott THOMPSON. These are two separate branches of THOMPSONs that lived in Champaign, Douglas, and Edgar Counties of Illinois. Would gladly share any info. You can see my lines at my homepage called Thompson and others.

Surnames: THOMPSON
Earl E. Thompson (
Date: 11 Oct 1998

Need information for DAVID L. THOMPSON and family after they started living in Champaign Co., IL in 1875. David was born in OH in ca1836. He married Emily Virginna ? (think m. in Dearborn Co.IN) They had children: John, Ernie, Emily & Lillie. They had previously lived in Dearborn Co,IN 1860; Vermilion Co.IL1870.

Surnames: THOMPSON
Betty Annis (
Date: 09 Nov 1998

THOMPSON, James Green, b. in New York, d. in Urbana, Illinois, about 1892. Civil War veteran. First wife was from Rhode Island, need information about her and any children. Second wife was Margaret C. Donovan, a widow. Had son Fred, died of tuberculosis. Need information about first wife only, will share.

Sanford B. Case (
Date: 10 Dec 1998

Looking for information of any kind on the James Marion Thompson family. At least one child was born in Homer, IL in February 1874. Sometime before August 1889 part, or all, of family moved to the Iowa Park Texas vicinity. Later moved to Grayson County, TX James Marion Thompson - born 02-26-1836, died 06-23-1902. Married Sarah Ashmore, date unknown, born 01-15-1841, died 06-13-1912. Both are buried at Gordonville, Grayson County, Tx. Children: Herschel Adell, Golden Alexander, Sarah Ione, Santfore Elmore, Nora Ellen, Lelia Ann, Marion Franklin, Mary Almina and Inza Arna Thompson.

Carol Wray Harold (
Date: 02 Sep 1998

Searching for the parents and family of Charles THOMPSON b. about 30 Nov 1819 in OH, probably Coshocton Co. He m. Nancy CULLISON 2 Oct 1842, dau. of Rev. John CULLISON and Nancy TOWSON Cullison, Coshocton Co. and moved to Sidney Twp., Champaign Co., IL, between about 1856 and Aug 1859 and died there 3 Dec 1880. Children were: Mary b. 1846, OH; George Washington b. 17 Aug. 1851, OH (my gg grandfather); Lorenzo Dow b. about 1854 in OH; Catherine b. about 1856 in OH; Francis b. 10 Aug 1859 in IL; Samuel Flecher b. 20 Dec 1861 in IL; Thomas b. 1865 in IL; and, Charles b. 1865 in IL. Have other family details to share, and will respond to all inquiries.

Claudia Fischer ( )
Date: 25 Jul 1998

Seeking infomation on the family of Enos THURSTON (1810-1879) who married Mary Jane BABBS or BABCOCK 14 June 1846 in Franklin Co., IN. Family moved to Champaign Co. about 1869 or 70. Known children were: Sophia Elizabeth THURSTON who married John ROMINE 27 July 1873, James H. THURSTON, who married 1st Margaret A. LAWRENCE on 19 Aug 1869 and 2nd Nancy Jane HAVICE, Sarah Jane THURSTON who married Samuel Newton COPELAND, Ian Reansalier THURSTON (died young ?), John M. THURSTON married Mattie M THAYER on 3 Nov 1887, and Charles C. THURSTON married Alice HAVICE 16 Dec 1886. Would like to connect with anyone who has knowledge of this family.

Submitter: Lori Samples (
Date: 20 Jun 1998

I am searching for the TOMPKINS family of Urbana and Champaign Co, IL. These are the ancestors I am seeking out: Josephine TOMPKINS, born 13 Sep 1879 in Champaign Co. Parents are: Leander TOMPKINS, unknown birth/death from Champaign Co; Julia (Trees) TOMPKINS, unknown birth/death from Champaign Co. Other children to this family besides Josephine include: Loss, Clarence, Vint, Bert, Clarie and Laurie.

Submitter: Michelle Roberts (
Date: 08 Jun 1998

I am seeking information on TURNER. I just received a death certificate on Orson Oliver Turner born December 19, 1877 in Philo, Champaign, Illinois to Orson A. Turner and Syrelda Anderson. He also had a brother named Joseph Glenn Turner born about 1883. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 04 Dec 1998

UNDERWOOD, G & sp--HIZENBAUGH, Sariah were in Champaign Co for awhile in 1880's. She apparently died there, along with 2 children. ANY info on these folks is appreciated!!

Surnames: VANCE
Mary Vance (
Date: 02 Dec 1998

Could anyone tell me if there is a picture of John Wilson Vance, the "Father of Champaign County", anywhere in Champaign or Urbana? He was my husband's 3x great grandfather. We have not been able to locate a picture of him.

Submitter: Jean Carpenter (
Date: 14 Apr 1998
I am researching Samuel Cramer WALDEN (b-19 Jan 1836, near Manchester, Adams Co, OH; d-1915, probably near Mattoon, IL) married Hannah NAYLOR (b-4 Dec 1838, OH). Her parents were Samuel and Sarah NAYLOR. They had children: Mary B. (b-29 Nov 1860), William (b-28 Dec 1862), Lizzie Abertle (b-16 Feb 1867), Nora Jane (b-24 Jun 1869) married G. W. TETLEY, John Edmund (b-19 May 1872), Benjamin Coe (b-27 Oct 1875, Richland, Shelby Co, IL). I found a Land Record on the Internet that says a Samuel C. WALDEN purchased land in Champaign Co, IL in 1870. Does anyone have any knowledge of this Samuel C. WALDEN? I am still "researching" records of Samuel Cramer WALDEN in Illinois without much success. I am wondering, too, if maybe he was in Indiana or Ohio for a while. Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: WEBBER
Submitter: Melany J. Granville (
Date: 1 Apr 1998

Richard Lee WEBBER, b-30 Sep 1907, Urbana, Champaign Co, IL, son of George Benton McClellan and Lennis Leota (LEACH) WEBBER. Searching for wife, children, date of death. Thanks!

Surnames: WHITE
Submitter: Ted White (
Date: 24 Apr 1998

I am researching my grandparents, GOLDEN and MARY WHITE. They were married in Danville, IL, Nov 7, 1900. Golden was born Oct 23, 1874. I do not know when Mary, nee Richardson, was born. Golden was a rural mail carrier in and around Ludlow. Any information would be appreciated.

Submitter: James H. Williamson ( or, 8700 E. University Drive, #1951, Mesa, AZ 85207-6800
Date: 25 Mar 1998

Searching for information on William H. WILLIAMSON, b-18 Nov 1848, Menard Co, IL; d-27 Oct 1888, Jacksonville, IL. He was a locomotive engineer on the IB&W Railroad which later became the P&E Railroad. He married Susan A. ?, b-29 Feb 1854, Steubenville, OH. She was orphaned at an early age and came to Urbana when 16 years old to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Robert Bowman who ran a restaurant on Main street. Mrs. WILLIAMSON died in Portland, OR and is buried at Urbana, Il in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Susan lived for many years in the 400 and 500 blocks on West University Avenue. She was a member of the First M.E. Church and the Women's Relief Corps of Urbana. Known children: Pearl (m. Frank L. HEEB), Earl, and Paul. Pearl HEEB was a teacher in the Urbana, IL school system for many years prior to moving to Portland, OR where she also taught school. Earl WILLIAMSON worked at the Union Pacific Railroad at Tekoa, WA and later lived near Connelsville, IN on a farm. Paul WILLIAMSON worked for the P&E Railroad Shop in Urbana, IL and is buried at Urbana. Paul lived at 204 S. Race Street in 1928. Would appreciate any information on any of the people mentioned above. Thanks in advance.

Surnames: WILSON
Brad Wilson (
Date: 08 Dec 1998

Looking for information on Gilbert Haven WILSON who lived in Champaign in the early 1900's. He was married to Ellen Bradley Mays. He was a music professor. He and his wife had three children.

Surnames: WRIGHT
Submitter: Thomas N. Malone, Sr. (mailto: )
Date: 6 May 1998

Searching for information on the parents of Thomas D. WRIGHT. He was born to James and Milly WRIGHT on 12 Aug 1859 in Champaign Co. According to Thomas who lived to be 101 and died in Danville, IL, his mother and father died when he was three and he lived with relatives from that time until he was grown. I really need information on where James and Milly came from and what their parents' names were. I believe that I have the date of marriage being 2 Aug 1849 in Shelby Co, IL. I would appreciate the help of anyone on this matter. Thanks.

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