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Home of Thomas Enoch Lewis in Noel around 1885
Home of Thomas Enoch Lewis in Noel around 1885
Thomas' sister Talithia of Choctaw heritage
Thomas' sister Talithia of Choctaw heritage
Ibby Bell Lewis and her mother, Doty Rose Lewis around 1895
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 Springs AR.
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 clothing.
 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.
Kristeen Anderson
Anyone having information on Isaac Barton Williams wife & children, he died abt 1895. Also the Thomas P Mulholland family.
Wife Francis "Fannie" Hannah Mulholland Williams she was last living with son's Steve & Charley 1930 census Erie McDonald Co MO. She always lived around that area, except 1910 she & most of her children living Webb City Jasper Co Missouri. Sons worked in the mines, two died in Jasper from mining. Francis "Fannie" was 70' ys 1930. There is no death certif. in Missouri or an obituary I can find. Rootsweb by Patricia L Brewer gave Fannie's death date as Aug 3, 1933-35 no source or place. Have lots of records, will share.
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.  Donít have a way to reach Gerald as yet but working on itóso contact: achapman@olemac.net in meantime..
Iím 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 havenít been able to discover, new Township lines were drawn that eliminated Cyclone. My 2nd great grandfather, Joseph B. Mustain, owned land in Cyclone Township.
Do you or anyone at the Historical Society have information on when Cyclone Township was disbanded?
Thank you,
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: 918-786-6446
Tim Field
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.
Mona Dollarhide
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I am looking for information on the Barringer family who lived in the Elkhorn area in the late 1800ís . 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.
Thank you,
Megan Wilson   (336) 420-7345