Sunday, November 4, 2012

Obituaries for Rose McClurkin Beatty

Rose McClurkin Beatty lived a very interesting and productive life from 1877 to 1968. Two obituaries were located for Rose: one from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center; and the other from the Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. For additional pictures and information about Rose, see this link.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Photo of Sarah Rodman Hood McClurken

Thanks to Vera McCullough, a photo of Sarah Rodman Hood McClurken has been made available. For more information about Sarah, see her biography.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Photo of James McClurken 1801 - 1875

Thanks to Vera McCullough, a photo of James McClurken has beem made available. For more information about James, see his biography.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eunice Louise McClurkin Posset

Eunice Louise McClurkin was born in Coulterville, Illinois on March 29, 1914. Her father was Walter Clyde McClurkin and her brother was Robert James George McClurkin. For the interesting details of her life, see the biography of Eunice Louise Mcclurkin Posset.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The 1940 United States Census Images

All the 1940 United Staes Census images are now available and searchable. All 50 states are fully indexed and are free at: If you have an account, they are easier to locate since you can narrow the search parameters.
To date, I have located and downloaded 37 images and the relevant ones are loaded on my website.
If you have not started yet, begin now!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rev. Walter Clyde McClurkin D.D. (1882 - 1973)

The biography of the Rev. Walter Clyde McClurkin D.D., has been re-written. It is now in a more cohesive form that flows chronologically. This biography is now more consistent with my other biographies and includes spouse, children, and additional reference sources. See biography.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lois Caroline Meyer (1901 - 1982)

Lois Caroline Meyer was born on April 17, 1901 in Oklahoma. She lived all of her adult life in Colorado where she was a musician in an orchestra and a statistician for the research bureau. She is best known for her extensive genealogy research into the McClurken family and other families in her ancestor tree. Her research is available through LDS FamilySearch Centers. Biographical information is available at the link: Lois Caroline Meyer. She died in October of 1982 in Denver, Colorado.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

John Knox McClurkin Obituary

The obituary of John Knox McClurkin (1853 -1923) was published in the New York Times on November 10, 1923. It was located in the Historical Newpaper Collection of and is now available at this link.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Indiana Marriages Through 1850

The Indiana State Library has an on-line database of Indiana Marriages through 1850.  If you suspect that someone was married in Indiana in 1850, or earlier, you should check out this database.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Additional McClurken Items from PERSI

Several additional McClurken related articles were obtained through the PERSI service:

 McClurken Familyin America is from the periodical, "Links to Lamar County" July 2000, Volume 7, Issue 3, page 8..

McClurkin-SmithRecord, Washington County, Illinois is from the periodical, "Branching Out from Saint Clair County, Illinois" July 1976, Volume 3, Issue 3, pages 130 & 131.

 McClurkin -Matson Family Bible and Obituaries are articles from the periodical, "Branching Out from Saint Clair County, Illinois" May 1986, Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 101 & 102, and August 2005, Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 151 through 153.

 Will of JohnMcClurken Dated November 1813 is from the periodical, "Branching Out from Saint Clair County, Illinois" February 2007, Volume 34, Issue 2, page 72.

 Will Summaries ofJohn and Elizabeth McClurkin is from the periodical, "Local History and Genealogical Society Quarterly" June 1967, Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 18 & 19.

 Wills of MatthewMcClurken, Andrew McClurken and John McClurken is from the periodical, "Branching Out from Saint Clair County, Illinois" February 2007, Volume 34, Issue 2, page 75.

The above six items are indexed on the page: Additional McClurken References.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Edward L McClurkin Obituary

The obituary of Edward Logan McClurkin (1856 - 1923) was obtained through the PERSI service. It was published in "Annals of Iowa" October 1925, Volume 15, Issue 2. The obituary is available at this link.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Robert R. Woods Obituary

The obituary of Robert R. Woods (1826 - 1885) was obtained through the PERSI service. It was published in the periodical "County Lines," January 2004, Volume 18, Issue 1. The obituary is available at this link.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Census Images for Descendants of Thomas McClurken (1756 - 1845)

I had collected over 140 images of census pages for descendants (and their spouses) of Thomas McClurken. I needed to organize them for my own understanding. Therefore, I uploaded the balance to my website and indexed them to an outline descendant report of Thomas. While I was at it, I linked it all together in my FamilyTreeMaker file. The census index page is available at this link.
 I had about 81 census image pages for descendants of Mathew (brother of Thomas) and these were added to the existing reference page for Mathew. I hope these links help someone.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Houses of William & Edna Kemps

I recently obtained seven pictures of the Beverly Hills house of William & Edna Kemps. Google allowed me to determine the address to be 633 N. Foothill Road. I decided to create a slideshow of the pictures and while I was at it, I also made slideshows for two of their other houses. The slideshows are linked into the biographies of William Henry Kemps and Edna Hammond Wright Kemps. The direct links to the slideshows are: 633 N. Foothill Road Beverly Hills, CA; 1565 Hillcrest Avenue Glendale, CA; and 5305 Harter Lane La Canada, CA.