Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - May 26, 2015 - Gertrude Edith McCashland Smith

Gertrude Edith McCashland Smith

Gertrude Edith McCashland was the daughter of Michael Bruno McCashland and Sarah Emily Vernon born on July 12, 1894 in Union Indiana. She married Willis Raye Smith on February 27, 1918. They had three children ; Willis R Smith, Bernard Smith and Hugh Smith. She and Willis Raye lived in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana, She died on on May 27, 1984 in Madison County, Indiana. She is buried in Grovelawn Cemetery in Madison County, Indiana.

Thanks to a couple of other researcher, I have a couple of photos of Gertrude.

Gertrude, Sarah (her mother) and her siblings

Happy Hunting,


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - May 19, 2015 - John Landon Best

John Landon Best

John Landon Best was born on February 19, 1827...or was it July 25, 1828... John's tombstone shows one date and his death certificate shows another. He was the son on Conrad Best and Catherine Louks from Bayham Township, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. He married Dorothy Emeline Silverthorn on October 12, 1851 in Elgin, Ontario. They had six children; Walter(1858), Nellie (1860), Alvin (1862), Alice( 1864), Wm Harris (1868), Harvey Wm (1868) all of whom were born in Canada. John, Emeline and the children are listed in the Canadian Census for the years 1861 and 1871. I have been unable to determine when John and Emeline came to Michigan but eventually they ended up in Columbiaville, Michigan area. Nellie, my GGGrandmother married Newton Losee in 1877. The confusion continues with John's death. John's Death Certificate show that he died on May 8, 1898 yet his tombstone indicates that he died on May 28, 1897.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Amos C Kimble - May 12, 2015

Amos C Kimble died 152 years ago today in the while serving in the Civil War.  He died from disease rather than in conflict.  In the Union encampments around Chattanooga, the living conditions were deplorable and many soldiers fell ill and died. Amos C Kimble was one of those soldiers.
Section C Site 1378

 He was buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Tennessee.

Chattanooga National Cemetery

He was born in in Hocking County Ohio to Jacob and Harriet (Renyolds ) Kimble in 1838.
In 1840, his Mother died and by 1843 so had his father.  It was at this time that the younger Kimble children were scattered to other families to raise.   In the 1850 Federal Census, Amos is found living with Hannah Hollan in Bern, Fairfield County, Ohio. She is 69 years old and born in 1781. She could be an Aunt.  In the 1860 federal Census, Amos is with his Brother Jonathon and his family in Pickaway, Pickaway County, Ohio.

Amos married Martha Myers 9/21/1860 in Pickaway, Ohio. They had one child, Mary Leona Leota Kimble. He enlisted in the 40th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry as a Private in Dec 23, 1863 in Lafayette, Indiana. Amos Kimble is recognized on the Tippecanoe County War Monument located in Lafayette, Indiana. 


I will continue to look at this family and if I come up with anything more I will share it here in a blog.

Happy Hunting,