Thursday, February 14, 2013

A closer look at the Conner's

For those that may be researching the family of Champ D Conner, I have recently organized a Family Group Record. This begins with Henry M. Conner, his wife Rebecca (surname unknown) and their children on the 1910 Wheeler County, Texas census. This includes their son Champ.

At this time, I do not have alot of information on this Conner family, and would welcome any additional data from researchers working this line. I hope what I have gathered so far will assist you in your research.
Gayle


Family Group Record for Henry and Rebecca M. Conner

Husband: Henry M. Conner
Born: 1850 - Mississippi
Died: Between 1910 and 1920 - Texas or Oklahoma
Buried: (unknown)
Marriage/Place: (unknown)

Wife: Rebecca surname unknown
Born: 1874 - Missour
Died/Burial: (unknown)

Other Spouse: Claude A. Miller (1883- ) Marriage Date: Unknown)

Children (with Henry M Conner)

1 M John W. Conner
Born: 1898 - Texas

2 M Thomas H. Conner
Born: 1903 - Texas

3 M Clinton M. Conner
Born: 1905 - Oklahoma

4 F Ada B. Conner
Born: Oct 1909 - Wheeler County, Texas

5 M Champ D. Conner
Born: 11 Mar 1911 - Texas
Died: 15 Aug 1973 - Pacoima, Los Angeles County, California
Buried: Unknown
Spouse: Florence Lorena Delay (1911-1951)
Marr. Date: Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Children with Florence L Delay
Norma Lee Conner 03 May 1931 California
James Edward Conner 1937 Los Angeles County, California

 Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 by Gayle Hennington Van Horn

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Calvin and Arizona Delay

Family Group Record for Calvin Delay and Arizona Delay

Calvin and Arizona Delay were first cousins. Their fathers James H. Delay and Gideon Wilson Delay were brothers.

Husband: Calvin Delay
Born: 8 Jun 1877 - Fannin County, Texas
Died: 19 Feb 1948 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Buried: - Pioneer Cemetery, Hext, Beckam County, Oklahoma
Father: James H. Delay (1853-After 1900)
Mother: Mary A. Townsend (1861-Abt 1895)
Marriage: 11 Sep 1901 Place: Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas

Marriage
Arizona Delay was married Sept 11, 1901, to Calvin Delay. Verified by Marriage License, Gainesville, Cooke Co, TX. Clerk of the County, Cooke Co. A.J. Thompson, E.M. Thompson, Deputy. I, J.F. Pierce, hereby certify that on the 11 day of Sept 1901, I united in marriage C. Delay and Miss Arizona Delay the parties above named. Witness My Hand this 11 day of Sept A.D. 1901. J.F. Pierce, Minister, M.E. Church, South.




Obituary
Funeral Services For Calvin Delay Set Wednesday

Funeral services for Calvin Delay, Beckam County pioneer, will be held at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Hext school auditorium. He died of a heart attack Saturday. Mr. DeLay was born June 8, 1877 at Fannin County, Texas and was married September 11, 1901 to Arizona DeLay at Gainesville, Texas. They came to Beckam County in 1914 and settled nine miles west of Sayre where they have resided since that time. He was a member of the Church of Christ and has been a farmer in the Hext community. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Arizona DeLay, of the home address; five daughters, Mrs. Viola Stovall and Mrs. Leland Reynolds, both of Amarillo; Mrs. Bonnie Clancy, Orange, Calif., Mrs. Florence Conner of Corona, Calif., and Mrs. Ruby Parsley of Clearwater, Calif.; one son, Jim DeLay of Kansas City, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Frantz of Chowchilla, Calif., Mrs. Rena Goode and Mrs. Ola Priest both of Sulphur, Okla; four brothers, W.J. DeLay of Cordell, Bert, Alford and Melvin DeLay all of Sulphur; 12 grandchildren and three great grand children. R.L. Copening will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in the Pioneer cemetery with Moore Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

In Memory of Calvin Delay
Born June 8th, 1877
Passed Away February 19th, 1949 Erick, Oklahoma
Services - Hext School Auditorium
Wednesday, February 23rd, 1949 2:30 P.M.
Clergyman - Bro. R.L. Copening
Last Resting Place Pioneer Cemetery; Moore Funeral Home In Charge of Arrangements.

Wife: Arizona Delay
Born: 16 Jul 1883 - Fannin County, Texas
Died: 21 Nov 1963 - Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Buried: 25 Nov 1963 - Pioneer Cemetery, Hext, Beckam County, Oklahoma
Father: Gideon (Gid) Wilson Delay (1863-1930)
Mother: Mary B. Bankston (1867-1890)

Children
1 F Viola Delay
Born: 10 Feb 1904 - Sulphur, Chicksaw Lands, Indian Territory
Died: 23 Jan 1990 - Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Buried: 27 Jan 1990 - Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Spouse: Arthur Seely (1900-1950)
Marr. Date: 27 Jul 1922 - Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Charles Haines Lightner (1892-1934)
Marr. Date: 20 Dec 1929 - Beckham County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Harry Ernest Stovall (1897-1957)
Marr. Date: 1936 - Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

2 F Lela Fonnie (Lee) Delay
Born: 3 Jul 1906 - Anadarko, Indian Territory
Died: 31 Dec 1985 - Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Buried: - Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Spouse: Lewis Wilmeth Reynolds (1897-1971)
Marr. Date: Erick, Beckhkam County, Oklahoma

 3 F Bonnie May Delay
Born: 22 May 1908 - Oklahoma
Died: 26 Nov 1997 - Irvine, Orange County, California
Buried: - Fairhaven Cemetery, Santa Anna, Orange County, California
Spouse: Hubert Mc Coy Clancy (1899-1978)
Marr. Date: 16 Oct 1935 - Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

4 F Florence Lorena Delay
Born: 2 Apr 1911 - Garvin County, Oklahoma
Died: 28 Apr 1951 - Corona, Riverside County, California
Buried: - Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery, Corona, Riverside County, California
Spouse: Champ D. Conner (1911-1973)
Marr. Date: Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma

5 M Calvin (Jim) James Delay
Born: 16 Jan 1913 - Caddo County, Oklahoma
Died: 5 Dec 1989 - Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Buried: - Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Spouse: Mildred Unknown (married only a few months)

6 F Ruby Pauline Delay
Born: 17 Oct 1915 - Erick, Beckhkam County, Oklahoma
Died: 7 Feb 1962 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Buried:
Spouse: Jack Vannoy Parsley (1914- )
Marr. Date: May 1933 - Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Unknown Axtell

7 F Janette Delay (triplet sisters, lived only a few hours)
Born: 13 Dec 1917 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Died: 13 Dec 1917 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Buried: - Pioneer Cemetery, Hext, Beckam County, Oklahoma

8 F Jewel Delay
Born: 13 Dec 1917 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Died: 13 Dec 1917 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Buried: - Pioneer Cemetery, Hext, Beckam County, Oklahoma

9 F Josephine Delay
Born: 13 Dec 1917 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Died: 13 Dec 1917 - Hext, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Buried: - Pioneer Cemetery, Hext, Beckam County, Oklahoma

Last Modified by Gayle Hennington Van Horn: 13 Feb 2013

 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Family Group Record - William Robert Seely & Sarah Jane Perry

This a repost of the following Family Group Sheet

William Robert Seely, son of John Frederick Seely and Sarah A. (Sadie) and husband of Sarah Jane (Janie) Perry, are my great grandparents.

Family Group Record for William Robert (Bill) Seely

Husband: William Robert (Bill) Seely
Born: 25 Aug 1876 Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Died: 17 Jul 1946 Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas
Buried: 19 Jul 1946 Sunset Cemetery, Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas
Father: John Frederick Seely (1852-1921)
Mother: Sarah A. (Sadie) Spivey (1845-1927)
Marriage: Abt 1893 Place: Poss. Benton County, Arkansas
Other Spouse: Pearl Leake (1886-Bef 1946)
Other Spouse: Sarah Moore (1908- )

Events
1. He appeared on the census on 23 Jun 1900 in Osage Township, Benton County, Arkansas as Head of Household with family

*wife Jane is pregnant with son Arthur on Census day. Son was born in 27 Dec 1900, in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas.

2. He appeared on the census on 16 Jan 1920 in Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma as Head of Household with family

3. He was a Farmer.

4. He appeared on the census on 10 Apr 1930 in Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas as Head of Household with family.

5. Arkansas Death Certificate: 29 Jul 1946, Fayetteville, Washington County,Arkansas. Signature by Preston D. Hathbeck, MD

Wife: Sarah Jane (Janie) PerryBorn: 28 Jul 1869 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Died: 9 May 1924 Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Cause of Death: Thrown from moving automobile
Buried: 10 May 1924 - Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Father: James Monroe Perry (1828-after 05 Oct 1895)
Mother: Mary E. Corn (1843-After 1880)

Children
1 M Frederick Seely
Born: 7 Mar 1895 Benton County, Arkansas
Died: 29 Sep 1973 Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Buried: Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Hytheon Lee Soles (1906-1998)
Marr. Date: 26 Feb 1924, Centerton, Benton County, Arkansas

2 M Audie SeelyBorn: Dec 1897 Benton County, Arkansas
Died: 1901 Benton County, Arkansas

3 M Norvell Seely
Born: 25 Feb 1898 Benton County, Arkansas
Died: 21 May 1971 Bakersfield, Kern County, California
Buried: 25 May 1971 Greennlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern
County, California
Spouse: Annie Butler (1907-1957)
Marr. Date: 1924, Erick, Beckam County, Oklahoma


4 M Arthur Seely (my grandfather)
Born: 27 Dec 1900 Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Died: 28 Aug 1950 Bentonwillow, Kern County, California
Buried: 30 Aug 1950 Greennlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern
County, California
Spouse: (1) Fay Thompson (marriage date unk)
Spouse: (2) Viola Delay (1904-1990)
Marr. Date: 27 Jul 1922, Erick, Beckam County, Oklahoma
Spouse: (3) Clara B. Unknown (1901-1968)
Marr. Date: 1950, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
5 F Lora Seely
Born: 1905 Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Died: Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Buried: Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma
Spouse: William (Bill) Holford

6 F Esther Seely
Born: 9 Mar 1908 Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Spouse: (1) Raymond O'Neal
Marr. Place: Erick, Beckam County, Oklahoma
Spouse: (2) Castra Unknown
Spouse:(3) Unknown Childress

7 F Edna Seely
Born: 22 Mar 1911 - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Spouse: Wren Terry

8 F Velma Mae Seely
Born: 27 Apr 1914 Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
Died: Doniphan, Ripley County, Missouri
Buried: Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas
Spouse: Melvin T. Abla (1916- )
Marr. Place: Erick, Beckam County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Edwin Standell

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Future of Hennington Research

To: All of the Hennington Family"
Whatever your last name is.

My parents Roy and Lily Hennington researched and compiled "The History of Hennington and Related Families" then published it in 1973. It has been my pleasure to be able to print and sell copies since their death. For many years I researched, collected and filed additional information about the family. In 2001 I pulled that information along with chapters contributed by others and published "Sequel To The History of Hennington and Related Families". Until just recently, I continued to collect information and update the Hennington database as well as sell additional copied of both "The History of Hennington ...""and "Sequel...". Health issues indicate that I should retire and pass the baton to someone else.

Gayle Van Horn is my 2nd cousin. To explain our relationship, we both have the same great-grandfather, William Garrison Hennington, son of Rev John. Gayle contributed several chapters of the Sequel. She and her husband Larry are both hard working, active genealogy researchers. When I approached Gayle about taking over the Hennington books and database, she indicated she would be honored.

Response from Gayle Hennington Van Horn - February 4, 2012
The Future of Hennington Research

My sincere thanks to my cousin Bryan Hennington, for entrusting me with the legacy of the Hennington family research. Bryan and his parents gathered a remarkable amount of family information, and I am indeed honored to be entrusted to continue this quest.

At this time, I continue to peruse the photos, documents, files and database from decades of research from these three dedicated researchers. In the future I will make a decision what the next step will be, in terms of publishing.

Larry and I continue to uncover new and surprising facts on the early Hennington's, as well as related families. We are presently in the planning stages for a new research trip to the South Carolina archives.

On a related subject I hope that a few of you will consider taking an autosomal DNA test at Ancestry.com.  This DNA looks at your entire chart not just the top or bottom as Y-DNA or mitochondral DNA test do.  This is probably the single most important genealogical record you can leave behind for your family and  future generations.

The test is simple, painless, secure and as DNA test go very inexpensive. If you are  an Ancestry,com member, they have been running $99. No longer do you need a male Hennington family member  to prove your Hennington or any other ancestral line through DNA. Ladies we can now test for all our lines. I would hope that a few of you will take the DNA test so we can continue to verify not only our lines via the paper trail but through science as well. We also have at FTDNA a Hennington Y-DNA project and if you are a Hennington surnamed male, please consider  taking that test also. Brian and his nephew have, so we have descendants of Rev. John. We certainly could use  other Hennington male lines to test, especially off of Rev Henry.

If you should take one of these test, please contact me via email so that I can help you understand the test  results in the context of what has already been done. I can say that my AncestryDNA autosomal DNA test has been very eye opening and well worth the $99 and has now verified many of my ancestor paper trail lines through DNA. It is remarkable how far this has come.

Family and DNA test information is always welcome and may be sent to gayleh@brmemc.net.

From time to time I post Hennington and related families on this blog, so please recheck often.

Keep digging folks !
Gayle Hennington Van Horn
FTDNA Hennington Administrator