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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Services for Norman "Gene" Crouch in Bayard, Iowa

[From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, July 1, 2010, p. 6]:

Services for Norman ‘Gene’ Crouch

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 2nd at 10:30 a.m. for Norman ‘Gene’ Crouch of Bayard who died at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson after complications from a stroke. Visitation will be Thursday (tonight), July 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ohde Funeral Home in Bayard.
Pastor Charlene Wolfe will officiate the service.

Casketbearers will be Gene’s grandsons, James Crouch, Shawn Lyons, Kyle Patrick, Jared Patrick, Ryan Feeley, Brandon Feeley, Tyler Crouch, Riley Crouch and Jake Porter. Honorary casketbearers will be granddaughters Jennifer Cure, Jill Crouch, Carrie Feeley, Ashley Crouch, Marci Crouch, Haley Crouch, Logan Crouch, Tarin Crouch, Payton Crouch and Jozie Porter.

Interment with Military Honors by American Legion Bryan Mercer Post 44 at Highland Township Cemetery near Bayard

Norman ‘Gene’ Crouch

Norman E. ‘Gene’, son of George L. and Leva Ora (McCracken) Crouch was born on August 18, 1929 at Bayard. He attended school in Bayard and then began working for area farmers. In 1946 Gene enlisted in the U.S. Army and served at Fort Knox for two years. After his discharge he returned to the Coon Rapids and Bayard area and worked as a truck driver for Garst and Thomas Seed Company.
On March 18, 1950 Gene was united in marriage with Geneva Herron [Gene and Geneva were "Kinnick Cousins" - Geneva's mother was the former Lucille Kinnick, daughter of Lon and Nettie Kinnick, of Coon Rapids, Iowa] in Des Moines. Gene continued to work as a truck driver for the Highway Post and in 1965 the family moved to Rose Creek, Minnesota. In 1968, Gene took a job as traffic manager for Fort Dodge Transportation and in 1969 the family moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa. Gene then drove for Bush Hog for 20 years, before moving to Bayard in 1989 and retiring from the company in 1991.

After his retirement Gene remained busy, working odd jobs and raising cattle. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, playing cards and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a past member of the Odd Fellows.

On June 1, 2010 Gene suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. After returning home for one day, he returned to Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa where he died on June 27, 2010 at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 9 days.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, wife Geneva in 2005; brothers Walter Crouch and Russell Crouch; and sisters: Dorothy Lohman, Mildred Cloe, Lucille Chester, Lila Pierce and Jeanette Griffin.
He is survived by his children: James Crouch of Ft. Dodge; Karen and husband Robert Patrick of Bayard; Virginia and husband Larry Feeley of Ft. Dodge; Terry Crouch and wife Joyce of Wilmington, NC; Scott Crouch and wife Carla of Wilimington, NC; Jon Crouch and wife Pamela of Ft. Dodge; Ann and husband Paul Porter of Ft. Dodge and Jim Morgan of Denver, IA; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Naomi Kepple and Mildred Herron both of Bayard; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World War II registration cards

Earlier I posted a whole list. I've been a little slow posting some more images. Let's try again.





Here is the card of:
Carl Dempsy Kinnick 11 May 1886 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

Here is more about him and his family on my WorldConnect Database:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kinnickind&id=I1499

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kinnicks in Old Man's WW II Draft

Kinnicks in Old Man's Draft - US WWII Draft Reg Cards, 1942


On 27 Apr 1942 men who were born on or between 28 APr 1877 and 16 Feb 1897 not already in the military were required to register for a draft - not for military service, but to help the government get a grasp on the industrial manpower capacity of the country. {About half the states are available at this time}


Blaine Kinnick 26 Apr 1880 Bloomfield Fairfield, Connecticut White

Frank E Kinnick 10 Apr 1880 Franklin Hamilton, Indiana White

Fred Albert Kinnick 6 Nov 1880 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

William Johnson Kinnick 25 May 1880 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

Elmon Dempsy Kinnick 17 Aug 1881 Greenwood Franklin, Indiana White

Otis Beverley Kinnick 17 Aug 1881 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

Omer Robert Kinnick 29 Nov 1883 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

John Brazier Kinnick 2 Feb 1884 Dallas Mountainburg, Arkansas White

Carl Dempsy Kinnick 11 May 1886 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

George Donald Kinnick 12 Aug 1886 Bolivar Crawford, Arkansas White

Jabez Tilson Kinnick 12 Aug 1886 Johnson Johnson, Indiana White

Roy Kinnick 14 Sep 1886 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

William Harvey Kinnick 26 Nov 1888 Johnson Marion, Indiana White

Oliver Kinnick 11 Jun 1889 Boone Hamilton, Indiana White

William Delbirt Kinnick 3 Oct 1889 Rocklane Lawrence, Indiana White

George Kinnick 6 May 1892 Eglo Fayette, Pennsylvania  

Joseph Thomas Kinnick 18 May 1893 Marion Marion, Indiana White

Frank J Kinnick 13 May 1895 Johnstown Harrison, West Virginia  

Benjamin F Kinnick 17 Feb 1896 Greenwood Marion, Indiana White

Everett D Kinnick 31 Mar 1896 Talala Fairfield, Connecticut White


Here is a sample of the Draft Card (from Ancestry.com) - Each will be posted in future posts:


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

KINNICK Early US Family History - Introduction

The following is from page 4, Introduction, KINNICK Early US Family History, the book pictured in red in the right sidebar. Click on the cover, at right, for more information.


This book is a work of love built over the past fifteen years or so. It is the first of a series on this family, my mother’s line, KINNICK. This book represents an overview of the family in the early years in the United States.

I use the notation “KG book” to refer to the 1953 book: “The Kinnick Family: A Genealogy History of the Kinnick Family of America; Descendants of John Kinnick and Ann Kinnick” by Mrs. Nettie Edna Kinnick Waggener (Mrs. Waggener). Her book was extremely informative relative to Part III of this book, and also somewhat useful as “family tradition” information for Part II. Part I information is based on new research since the KG book was published. Much research from census data and other sources, including visits to many counties in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas, among others, is included here to update the wonderful source information in the 1953 book. In the several years leading up 2003, the fiftieth anniversary of the 1953 book, I compiled the 2003 Kinnick Genealogy Book Online (can be found at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kinnick/), thanks to the many good folks mentioned here and in the acknowledgments page at the end of this book.

In addition to vital statistics, for three generations in each of the three Parts of the book, I have included notes relative to compiled information from others and my own research. These notes range from a simple: “Per KG book” to extensive notes including pension and probate record transcripts, extensive state and federal census notations, or newspaper articles of births, marriages and death/funerals. An example of this range can be seen in Part II, #36, Joseph Kinnick. Note 1 says the KG book has: “Joe Kinnick; no knowledge of his family.” By the time you read through Note 7, you have seen a fair review of key elements of his life, from census, family comments, and pension records, among other sources, including a newspaper death notice, followed by detailed listings of all eight of Joseph and Rachel’s children.

Much of the detail in Part II is thanks to research done by volunteers at the Bureau County Genealogy Society – in exchange for contributions to their operating funds. I refer often to this series of research reports. Thank you to several unknown as well as know contributors there and in other county offices and societies around the country.

All information recorded here should be treated as “family tradition” information. Therefore, you should do your own analysis to prepare a proof of relationships. Where I have reported relationships in this compilation, I feel the reporting is reasonable for me; however, your standard of proof may differ from mine. Pick the parts that interest you, and continue your own family history research. Solving the mysteries is really fun!

I’d love to hear from each of you that read this book. Comments, updates, corrections are welcomed via email at: billsmith2003@gmail.com 


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Glenn Wayne KINNICK (1902-1989)

Glenn Wayne KINNICK (1902-1989)

I came across Glenn Wayne in searching the National Archives site, recently, for KINNICK men in the military service:

5 Kinnick Glenn Wayne (See details in my THE KINNICK PROJECT blog) -- [Date of Birth] 11/07/1902, [Service Number] 000168411, [Date of Enlistment] 10/11/1920
ARC Identifier 2416824 / Local Identifier MC22308001
Textual Records from the Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps. Personnel Management Division. (ca. 1947 - )
NARA's National Personnel Records Center (Archival Operations Branch), St. Louis, MO
File Unit from Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 - 9999

Glenn Wayne KINNICK in my Rootsweb database kinnickind

SSDI has Glenn W. Kinnick, b. 7 Nov 1902, d. 14 Feb 1989, issued IN, last res not speicified.

1910 Census:
Name: Glenn W Kinnick
Age in 1910: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Charles A
Father's Birth Place: Indiana
Mother's Name: Blanche E
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1910: Perry, Marion, Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Charles A Kinnick 34
Blanche E Kinnick 32
Clarence R Kinnick 10
Glenn W Kinnick 7

1920 Census:
Name: Glenn Kinnick
Home in 1920: Perry, Marion, Indiana
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Charles
Father's Birth Place: Indiana
Mother's Name: Blanch
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Charles Kinnick 44
Blanch Kinnick 41
Royse Kinnick 20
Glenn Kinnick 17
Vera Kinnick 7

1930 Census:

Name: Glenn Kinnick
Home in 1930: Perry, Marion, Indiana
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Esther
Race: White

Glenn Kinnick 27
Esther Kinnick 25
Lucile Kinnick 5
Jeannie Kinnick 1
Richard Kinnick 6/12

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Roland Olson Obituary

Copied from the Kinnick Family Descendants Ning Network site that is being discontinued by Ning:

Roland Olson - From Coon Rapids Enterprise Online:

July 31, 2008 · Funeral Service for Roland Olson of Exira was Tuesday, July 22 at the First Christian Church in Coon Rapids with Pastor Ben Ramirez officiating.
Casket Bearers were Jared Olson, Bryan Olson, Mike Carter, Melora Torp, Laura Lickfelt and Cathy Wilson.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Sam Cretsinger, Harvey Andersen, Arnold Andersen, Ed Kinnick, Henry Pedersen and Charles Headlee.
Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery south of Coon Rapids.
Roland Chester Olson
Roland Chester, son of Peter William and Lela (Christensen) Olson, was born January 13, 1916, on a farm in Audubon County. Roland attended school rural school near his home and after completing his education worked with his father on the farm and, for a short time, worked as a painter.
On February 14, 1939, Roland was united in marriage with Dolores Cretsinger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They made their home in Exira where Roland worked as a carpenter for Godwin’s. Two sons were born to this union.
In 1942, after Roger was born, they moved to Omaha, NE, where Roland worked at the Martin B-26 bomber plant until the end of the war. In 1945 Dwight was born and Roland worked as a street car driver in Omaha. In 1945 they bought a farm in Guthrie County near Coon Rapids. At that time the family became active members of the Mt. Zion EUB Church near Viola. When that church closed, Roland and Dolores became members of the First Christian Church in Coon Rapids where Roland later served as a deacon. After the death of his wife Dolores in 1971, Roland continued to farm until he retired in 1979. Then he stayed on the farm and took up woodworking, a lifelong interest.
On June 27, 1984, Roland was united in marriage with Mary Eileen Kinnick Smith whose husband had died in 1977. Roland and Eileen made their home on his farm south of Coon Rapids until they moved to their home in Coon Rapids. Eileen died in 1999. Roland continued to live at home until his health began to fail at which time he moved to Swan House in Carroll. In 2006, Roland relocated to Exira Care Center, Exira, where he died on Thursday evening, July 17 at the age of 92 years, 6 months and 4 days.
Preceding Roland in death are his parents; two wives; brother William Roscoe Olson and sister Marie Jones.
He is survived by his two sons Roger Olson and wife Judy of Gray and Dwight Olson and wife Donita of Reading, MI; five grandchildren: Jared Olson and wife Melissa; Bryan Olson and wife Donna; Melora Torp; Laura and husband Christopher Lickfelt and Cathy and husband Robert Wilson; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

12 Generations in America

The following was originally posted on the Kinnick Family Desendant Ning Network site - that site is being eliminated by Ning on June 30, 2010, so I am reposting it here on new The KINNICK Project!


Without getting too complicated, we can use the data/photos already on this site to take our Kinnick ancestors back to the founding days of America, the colonial period over a hundred years before the Revolutionary War. Right now, in Eileen Kinnick Smith's photo album, we have 9 generations of photos. Kaylee Rathsack is the youngest, her mother Arrion, her father Bill, the son of Eileen make the first 4 generations.
The photo of the three gentlemen in 1909 are three more generations back - that is 7 generations. The two very old lady photos are Susan and Mary, mother and grandmother of Walter - so that is 9 generations in photos - the Mary photo was about 1844, she was born in between 1770 and 1775.
Her father-in-law was William Kinnick, who served a three year term in the Maryland 6th Regiment in the Revolutionary War (Feb 1777-1780), discharged as Sergt. Major.
His maternal grandfather, Capt. Richard Brightwell, is the earliest immigrant of this line that we have identified. Maryland was founding in 1634; Richard arrived as an endentrued servant to Major Thomas Truman in 1666. He soon earned his free man status and became Captain of the Horse - mounted rangers patrolled the then western frontier of the Charles County, Maryland settlements [an area that now would include what became Washington, D.C.]. He died in 1696.
Finally, William Kinnick with an older brother, Jasper, according the only records found to date, were orphaned by 1720, and raised by their Brightwell in-laws. They fought in the War of Jenkin's Ear, and were living together (in very close proximetry - probably on the same farm property) as tenant farmers as the War of the Revolution dawned. William's oldest daughter, Ann, it appears, married John, son of Jasper, his first cousin. John and Ann moved their family to North Carolina in about 1792, founding the largest branch of the Kinnick family in America; many of them moving to Indiana about 1850. This was the family highlighted in the 1953 Kinnick Genealogy Book. William's youngest son, John, married Mary in about 1790. Shortly after he apparently died, prior to 1820, she and the children (six girls and one son, Walter), moved to Belmont County, Ohio. Most of this family moved to Illinois in the 1840s. This is my branch of the family, of course. Most were not named Kinnick, as the girls all married: Dallas, Tracey, Tripplett, Bufkin, Carrico, and Lowery.
I gave the references to more detailed information in the first discussion.
I'm always happy to answer specific questions. I love to, as a matter of fact. Just send me an email at: billsmith2003@gmail.com - or ask it here. ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kinnick Family Descendants Ning site to cease

Kinnick Family Descendants Ning site will cease to exist about 30 Jun 2010 because Ning Networks is converting to all paid sites.

I have invited all members there to come here, become a follower, and leave a comment here that they are with us. Thanks, again, for your support.

Please feel free to participate at any level you wish. We do like comments, we do like Followers; mostly we do like family!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, April 30, 2010

More Kinnick Stories

More Kinnick Stories can be found at: http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/ - check the labels on the left, scroll down a bit, and see Kinnick - there are currently 40 stories posted. Check it out.

Also, see Kinnick Family History books available, in print and for download, at:
http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=3636024

Have you seen "Back to the Homeplace?" Go to: http://eduscapes.com/v2a/back_to_the_homeplace.html

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, March 26, 2010

What States do we live in now?

All Kinnick descendants who stop by, At least click on Post Comments and name your state, or states. OK? 

Also, if you would, click on Follower, on the right, and let us know who stopped by. Not required, never required, but courteous. Thanks,

Read about DNA in the prior posts, if you haven't already. OK? Interesting stuff!

Familes are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some DNA Information to Check Out

Some DNA Information to Check Out

This is where I was looking when writing the earlier post:
http://www.worldfamilies.net/usingftdna

Specifically, I think we really only need 12 markers for the Kinnick Surname Project
http://www.worldfamilies.net/ydna

This is the web site of the testing company:
http://www.familytreedna.com/Default.aspx?c=1

Comments welcomed. Volunteers sought. More later...


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

KINNICK Surname Project - yDNA, have you been tested?

Over the next week or so, I hope to be posting some information on DNA testing for the KINNICK Surname Project. Have you been tested yet? For the yDNA test, you must be a male with a KINNICK surname. We want to demonstrate scientifically what we have been saying for years - that all the KINNICKs that came from Maryland either through NC and IN or through OH and IL are related. It now appears clear that the simplest yDNA test will do that.

I am willing to coordinate the project, but need 6-12 volunteers - if we can get a project going, the test is less than $100 per person, by an independent testing company. I am not eligible since I am a KINNICK via my mother. But, I want to help with those who are interested.

Be sure to watch Who Do You Think You Are? at 7 cdt on Friday, on NBC! Lisa Kudrow is the subject this week!

Look forward to your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Iowa Kinnick Cousin Obit

In the Coon Rapids, Iowa, area, the grandchildren of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) KINNICK, "The KINNICK Cousins," have met regularly for many, many years. My mother (and father) were part of the group, of course. Sadly, their number is diminishing greatly. Here is one more gone.[Note: Genevieve Herron's mother was Lucille KINNICK, one of Alonzo and Nettie's five children.]

From the rootsweb.com Mailing List IACARROL-L, 1 Mar 2010:

Author: MarthannKohlFuhs
Surnames:
Classification: obituary

Message Board URL:

http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.carroll/2886/mb.ashx

Message Board Post:

Hilgenberg, Thyrl Gene "Rock"
September 26, 1924 - December 29, 2009

http://www.ohdefuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/OhdeFu1/obit.cgi?user=156879Hilgenberg

Facts
Death: December 29, 2009
Place of Death: Thomas Rest Haven

Services
Visitation
Friday January 1, 2010, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Bayard

Funeral Service
Saturday January 2, 2010, 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church, Bayard

Officiating Pastor Charlene Wolfe Music Processional ~ "You Raise Me Up" ~ Chimm "Amazing Grace" Judy Hilgenberg "How Great Thou Art" Congregation Martha Wolfe, Organist Recessional ~ "Home" ~ Daughtry Casket Bearers Tim Hilgenberg Larry Hilgenberg Ric Hilgenberg Keith Hilgenberg Brad Kerns Dave Prescott Dan Imler

Interment
Saturday January 2, 2010 at Highland Township Cemetery, Bayard

Thyrl Gene "Rock", son of Louis and Lucy Bean Hilgenberg, was born September 26, 1924, near Coon Rapids, in Carroll County, Iowa. Gene was baptized into the Lutheran faith. He attended country school near Springbrook and the Bayard Community School. Following his schooling, Gene drove truck for several years. On April 28, 1949, Gene was united in marriage with Genevieve Herron. He worked for Garst and Thomas Seed Corn Company in Coon Rapids, Iowa for 14 years. In 1963, he began working as a maintenance supervisor for Oscar Mayer in Perry, Iowa. Gene and Genevieve lived in Coon Rapids for 6 years before moving to Bayard where they purchased his parents' home. After Gene's retirement in 1987, they continued to live in Bayard. Gene had numerous interests including golf, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cribbage and watching car races. He was a lifetime active member of the Masonic Order. He especially enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on his motorcycle. Gene was preceded!
 in death by his wife Genevieve, his parents, a sister Thelma as a young girl, and three brothers-Lyle, Glenn and Merle. He is survived by his seven children: Tim (Judy) of Guthrie Center, Larry "Hap" (Ginger) of Coon Rapids, Ric (Gae Deane) of Avoca, Keith (Carla) of Camanche, Gaye (Dan) Imler of Bayard, Brenda (Dave) Prescott of Glidden, and Penny (Brad) Kerns of Ames. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Megan Sheeder, Tonya Schlepp, Travis, Trevor and Tyler Hilgenberg, Tiffany Fatka, J.C. and Kaylee Hilgenberg, Jordan and Zach Imler, Genna and Brendan Prescott, and Luke and Haley Kerns, as well as 15 great-grandchildren, sister Evelyn Wolf of Yale, sisters-in-law Loie Hilgenberg of Waukee, Naomi Kepple and Mildred Herron of Bayard, brother-in-law Gene Crouch of Bayard, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kinnick Books can now be downloaded directly

Each book is now available for download at only $6.99... http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=3636024

They make great family gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or other occasions. Check them out!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - KINNICK Men Three generation

Probably in 1914, at time of marriage of Paul - with his father and grandfather Kinnick. Most likely in Greenfield, Iowa, where wedding occurred. So dignified.



Paul Harold KINNICK (1892-1968)
Alonzo Palmer KINNICK (1870-1923)
Walter Watson KINNICK (1840-1919) Civil War Veteran

[Originally posted at: http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/]


Families are forever! ;-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The KINNICK 1940 Substute Census information

See the KINNICK 1940 Substitute Census at my Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories blog:
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/2010/02/kinnick-1940-census-substitute.html

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, February 5, 2010

L. B. Williams, Coon Rapids, Iowa

From thr 75 Years Ago column in 2-4-10 issue of the Coon Rapids Enterprise:

February 8, 1935

L.B. Williams, a resident of this community for nearly sixty years died at this home here Sunday after being in poor health for several months. He was 68 years of age. "Lem" Williams came to Coon Rapids about 1875 when the town consisted of only a few houses along the river and a store of two. Much of the country was prairie and unfenced. Mr. Williams took an active part in the life of the community, was one of its most substantial citizens, and always worked for the best interests of the community. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church here Wednesday afternoon, a church of which he was a faithful and working member during his life time. The services were in charge of Rev. R.J. Arms, assisted by Rev. W.F. Clayburg of Villisca, a former pastor of this church. A quartette composed of Fred Textor, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas and Mrs. Wellman Kretzinger with Mrs. Fred C. Textor at the piano furnished the music. Pall bearers were Clabe Yager, Wm. Hendricks, Areh Harvery,  Fred Smith, John Shirbroun and H.J. Day. Interment was in the Coon Rapids Cemetery. His obituary follows: Lemuel B. Williams was born July 1, 1866 near Rock Island, Illinois, and passed from this life at this home in Coon Rapids February 3, 1935 at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 2 days. He came to Iowa when about eight years of age. He lived one year at Scranton and has been a resident since he was 9 years of age. He followed the trade of his father, that of a builder in brick and stone. The past few years he has been in the ice business. On April 25, 1893, he was united in marriage with Clara Hull. To this union were born seven children. Four of them died in childhood, three survive him. They are Leo, of Sac City; Mrs Roger Keck, of Montgomery; and Dwight of Coon Rapids. Mr. Williams was converted and joined the Wesleyan Methodist church but later changed his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been a member of the local Methodist Episcopal church since 1888 and has given of his service for its success. He was superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years. He was builder in more than brick and stone, he helped build a better community and the months of his last illness have proven that he had a sure place in the hearts of many friends. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife and the three children mentioned above, two sisters, Mrs. Netti KINNICK and Mrs. Josephine Brock of Bayard, and four grand-children. besides other relatives and many friends.

Family is Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The KINNICK Project - Renewed

This blog picks up where the old The Kinnick Project on the web left off, and becomes a Surname Blog for the surname KINNICK (and KENNICK) for the future.

If you have not seen it yet, the KINNICK 2003 Genealogy Book Online is the most complete single source of information on the surname and family - over 900 pages of fully hyperlinked family history, including photos and stories. Start there, if you haven't seen it already. Then, be a follower of this blog to keep up to date. I encourage all KINNICK researchers and interested persons to contribute to this blog, either by comments or by sending guests posts. I will be happy to post them. THANK YOU!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Bill ;-)
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"