Friday, May 19, 2017

29 Arnolds

Can you add to the list?
5. Seward Milton Lobdell Arnold
6. Hattie Arnold McNeil
10. Eli McNeil
11. Lora McNeil?
12. Pearl McNeil?
15. Beckie Zwig Arnold
16. Amos Arnold
17. Lora Johnson Arnold
26. Robert McNeil?
28. Ellen McNeil?
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Silas S. Arnold

--On the back of the photo is handwritten:  Silas Stukeley Arnold.   Died at the age of 21 years.

--Paxton Record.  6 August 1896.

Son of Amos and Lora (Johnson) Arnold. Buried Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts, Ford County, Illinois.


13 Arnolds.

This is what is on the back of the photo?  Do you know differently?  Let me know? 

 1.  Tom Tarvin
 2.  Mary Arnold Tarvin (Bunker, one more)
 3.  Elma Arnold Cook
 4.  C. W. Cook
 5.  Cora Yackee Arnold
 6.  Seba Arnold Linn??
 7.  Seward Arnold
 8.  Louise Arnold
 9.  Elizabeth Cook
10.  Amos Arnold
11.  Ellen McNeil??
12.  Lora Johnson Arnold
13.  Frances Linn

Great Grandfather Arnold Mystery

The back of the photo is written Great Grandfather Arnold 1843.  So who is this?  Father of Amos??
So the father of Amos is Stukley B. Arnold.  1801 to 1879. 
The grandfather of Amos is Joseph Stukeley Arnold.  1774 to 1852.
If the photo was taken in 1843, the father would be 42 in the photo, and if it is the grandfather of Amos he would be 69 in the photo.  So does this person look 42 or 69? 
So if it is Joseph Stukeley Arnold that would be Amos' grandfather and Seba, Seward, Hattie, Johnson, etc's great grandfather.  It might be  . . . Joseph Stukeley Arnold 1774-1852.  How will we ever find out?


Do you agree or disagree with any of my identifications?  Please let me know.  You can respond here or to  Thanks.

Frances Linn looks to be maybe 4 or 5 in the photo.  She was born in 1905.  So the timeframe maybe 1910 or so???

Beckie Zwigg Arnold was my great grandmother.  She married Johnson Arnold.  Seward Arnold and Cora Yackee Arnold are husband and wife and their only child is Louise Arnold, she is sitting in front of her mother, Cora Arnold.  Seba, Seward and Johnson Arnold (not shown, but his wife is Beckie Zwigg Johnson) are siblings.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Samantha Rueck's Family

--Roberts Herald.  7 June 1939.

Grandpa (Ernest Arnold's) sister, Samantha Arnold Rueck, this is her husband's father.  Milton Rueck and Fred Rueck were brothers.

Wagner Connection with Emma Zwig


--Paxton Weekly Record.  29 October 1959.

I do remember that Alice Wagner was someone special to Grandma and Grandpa Arnold. Alice would have been a niece of Beckie's and a first cousin to Grandpa Ernest Arnold. I think Alice maybe later married a Shambrook. Ray possibly. Anyone else recall? I think they lived in the home Ronnie and Sandy Shambrook lived in on Weldon Street. Just three homes to the east of our home, behind the Congregational Church. Ray would sit on the front porch and watch television.