Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chester Dillon Obit

--The Pantagraph.  Bloomington, Illinois.  23 October 1971.

Lulu Pearle "Pearle" McNeil is the oldest child of Eli T.and Harriet (Arnold) McNeil, Harriet (Arnold) McNeil is the oldest child of Amos and Lora (Johnson) Arnold).  Pearle McNeil married Chester Dillon August 11, 1915.  Chester and Pearle eventually landed in Birmingham, Alabama, where Chester had accepted a position as instructor and coach in a prominent educational institute.  The winter of 1920, Eli, Hattie, and Pearle's sister, Ellen, went to Birmingham to visit at the home of Chester and Pearle.  Pearle became ill with influenza while her family was visiting at her home, and they were with her when she died February 12, 1920.  She was 32 years old.

--Newspaper Clipping.
The Kendrick Family Album notes Pearle was pregnant at the time of her death.  Pearle is buried in Lyman Township Cemetery.
Chester later married Martha R. Keith.  They had two children:  Robert and Patricia.

Eli T. McNeil Bio

Eli Thomas McNeil was born on a farm near Normal, Illinois, on November 4, 1859. 
Eli's parents are William Kirkpatrick McNeil, who was born 12 May 1819 in Adams County, Ohio and mother, Susan Baird (Smith) McNeil, who was born 21 July 1818 in Ohio.

William and Susan McNeil are buried at East White Oak Cemetery in Kansas Township, Woodford County, Illinois, which is located near Peoria and Eureka, Illinois.

--Photos from Find-A-Grave (FAG)

Above:  1860 United States Federal Census from Kansas Township in the county of Woodford in the state of Illinois.

Eli McNeil's Siblings:
John Campbell
Mary Ester
Cynthia Ann
William Lewis
Robert McElvanis
Washington Smith
Willson Dennis
Cary David

John Campbell McNeil served with Co. C. 33rd Illinois Regiment during the Civil War.
** Ancestry Note:  William Kirkpatrick McNeil died in Schuyler Falls, Clinton County, New York August 31, 1891. 
Wonder why he was there when he died.


Elma (Arnold) Cook.
Again, individual image I cropped from large Arnold family photo.  Will do until I find a better photo.

--K. Family Photo Album.

Tom Tarvin

I tried to grab this out of an Arnold group photo.  I'll try to get better photo of him.

--K. Family Photo Album.

Arnold Group Photo

Back Row Left to Right:  Tom Tarvin, Mary Tarvin, Orie Cook, Cora (Yackee) Arnold, Visitor, Pearle (McNeil) Dillon, Hattie (Arnold) McNeil.
Middle Row Left to Right:  Beckie (Zwig) Arnold, Elmie (Arnold) Cook, Visitor, Amos Arnold, Lora Arnold, Seba (Arnold) Linn holding Frances Linn, Seward Arnold.
Front Row Left to Right:  Bob McNeil, Louis Arnold, Ellen McNeil, Murel (?) Tarvin, Elizabeth Cook, Helen Tarvin, Marguerite Linn, Jack Linn.

--K. Family Photo Album.

Phebe (Leete) Parkhurst

Possible information link for Phebe (Leete) Parkhurst.  Phebe Leete is the mother of Phebe (Parkhurst) Cane, wife of Thomas Arnold (1).  Found this link on Ancestry.

Internet Archive Address.

Eleazer Arnold


Internet Archives Address.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Carl Zwig

Carl Zwig died 20 May 1909 at the home of his son-in-law, Johnson Arnold, four miles north west of Roberts.  He was 73 and the immediate cause of death is "heart failure" with a contributory cause of "old age."  He is buried at Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts, Ford County, Illinois.
Carl Zwig is the father of Beckie Zwig Arnold.  Beckie is the wife of Johnson Arnold and the mother of eight children:  Amos, Clyde, Roger, Michael, David, Henry, Ernest, and Samantha.

Emma Zwig . . . maybe?

These photos were sent to me by Patti Belden of Buhl, Idaho.  Patti did a lot of family research for the Wagner line.  She placed an ad in the Gilman Star in 1996 looking for a Wagner connection.  I called her, and we corresponded for some time.  Patti even came to Illinois in 1996 and visited Lyman Township Cemetery.  My mom, sister and I met her at the cemetery. She loved genealogy.  
Patti sent me these photos.  She thinks the lady with the white hair and glasses may be Emma (Zwig) Wagner.  Emma is the only sibling to Beckie Zwig, the wife of Johnson Arnold.  I have yet to find much information on the Zwig line.  So I thought maybe if I approach it from a different angle. 
The last several years I have tried to contact Patti via FB, but never heard anything back after sending many messages.  Today I took a shot at sending a PM to one of her FB friends to see if Patti was still on FB.  I just happened to pick her oldest daughter, who responded immediately.  Patti died six years ago. 
Thanks for all the Wagner information Patti.  An interesting line in my family research. 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Arthur V. Smith Obit

--Newspaper Clipping.

Buried at Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts, Illinois.

Irish Settlement Road