Home of Thomas Enoch Lewis in Noel around 1885
Thomas' sister Talithia of Choctaw heritage
Ibby Bell Lewis and her mother, Doty Rose Lewis around 1895
I am the great granddaughter of Ibbie Bell Lewis born in Noel MO 1881.
Her parents were Doty Rose and Thomas Enoch Lewis. The photo of the
house, states that Ibbie is the small child near the deer. Ibbie's
grandparents are buried in Butler Creek Cemetery outside of Sulphur
Talithia is Thomas' sister and in her line they claim Choctaw heritage.
Ibbie Bell has not claimed any connection to any race other than
american, and was rather secretive in regards to where she came from.
Not attached to any ethnicity just interested in finding the truth.
By 1900 they were living in Grand Forks BC and eastern WA, I am
curious if many people migrated to that part of the world from SW MO?
Ibbie spent most of her adult life in Seattle.
What I am hoping for is that someone recognizes the house, and
possibly the photo of mother and daughter, Doty and Ibbie. Possibly
other photos taken in the area used the same background or style of
Thank you for any help, advise and for taking the time to review the photos. And of course you can use them if you want.
Does anyone know about a place in McDonald County called
"Good Spring?" Gerald Nichols has a picture of this spring and his
great grandparents, Tom and Ollie Russell, on the day they were married
in July of 1898. He would like to know the location. Don’t have a
way to reach Gerald as yet but working on it—so contact: firstname.lastname@example.org in meantime..
doing family research and wanted to learn a little about Cyclone
Township. I know that it was established in 1896, carved from Center
and Pineville Townships. At some point in time that I haven’t
been able to discover, new Township lines were drawn that eliminated
Cyclone. My 2nd great grandfather, Joseph B. Mustain, owned land in
Do you or anyone at the Historical Society have information on when Cyclone Township was disbanded?
Chris Mustain, Fairfax, VA
|I am the Program
Coordinator at Har-Ber Village in Grove, Ok. We are currently working
on a railroad exhibit for our reopening, and since we have pieces of
wreckage from the 1969 Noel train explosion, we were wondering if the
historical society has any information on the accident? Any assistance
would be greatly appreciated. Har-Ber Village phone # is:
I am searching for information on a Marian E. Huffman who
died in Goodman, Mo on 24 Aug 1899. He is buried in the Mayfield Cem.
There is a headstone listing his parents, which would make him in my
family. All family records show is that he "died in his teens" and his
first name was spelled as Marion instead of the correct Marian. I can't
find any cause of death or a death cert. If anyone knows of where I
could look - newspaper clippings possibly, I would love to put this
family mystery to rest. His parents, John L. and Catherine Huffman were
living in Grandby in the 1900 census, so I'm assuming he had been
living with them until he died in Goodman. His DOB is 14 Nov 1979. Any
info would be very much appreciated...Thank you in advance.
CodyPuzzle@aol.com or on f/b.
|I am looking for information on the Barringer family
who lived in the Elkhorn area in the late 1800’s . I am trying to link
Paul Monroe Barringer, who moved to Missouri from NC around 1860 with
his son John Louis Barringer who was born in Missouri in 1860 and then
moved to Oklahoma sometime after 1880. We have managed to link the
family with the old union church next to Owsley Union Cemetery but have
minimal information about the family while they lived in the area.
Please let me know if you have any information that could help me.
Megan Wilson (336) 420-7345