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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Sarah Anna CONKLING of The Dalles, OR.
The photograph appears to have been taken in the early 1900's with Sarah
likely in her 50's or 60's at the time it was taken. Based on limited
research I was able to locate the following information regarding Sarah and
Sarah Anna VAN TRUMP or TRUMP was b. 24 Mar 1844 in Ohio to parents Isiah
VAN TRUMP (b. 9 Jan 1810 in Virginia-d. 10 Dec 1893 in Doniphan, NE - son of
Jacob TRUMP and Christina POWLAS both born in Holland) and Lydia RICHARDS
(1815-d. 1847 in Kenton, OH). Sarah was one of 5 children born to this
couple including, Mary; Ruben; Sarah Ann; William Harrison; and Isiah C. VAN
TRUMP, all born in Ohio between 1838 and 1847. After her Mother died in
1847 her Father remarried Jermina PARISH (b. 31 May 1830 in Ohio) in Wyandot
Co. OH on 5 Jun 1848 and 7 more children were born including, Hiram; Menerva
Jane; Ada Belsy; Francis Marion; Olive; Andrew Jackson; and Charles Edgar
VAN TRUMP, all born in Iowa between 1849 and 1866.
Sarah married Hezekiah CONKLING or CONKLIN (b. 12 Jun 1843 in Shieldsville,
IN-1926) on 20 Sept 1870 in New London, IA and together they had 5 children
including, Clarence Edwin; Elta Isiah or Isaiah; Benton or Berton or Burt
Elmer; Ernest Henry; and Mary Grace CONKLIN or CONKLING, all born between
1874 and 1884 in Albia, IA; Creston, IA; Malvern, IA; Greenwood, NE; and
Avoca, IA respectively. Sarah died 30 Oct 1914 and is buried in the Odd
Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles, OR.
Census records provide the following details:
1910 census of The Dalles, OR:
Sarah A. CONKLING, age 66, married 40 years, born OH, parents born OH
Grace CONKLING, dau, age 25, born IA, parents born IN/OH
I am hoping to be able to return the photograph to family and would
appreciate you contacting me if you are a member of this family, or you know
someone who might be.
I've "rescued" an old photograph with the name M. A. RAWLS of Creston, IA
written on the back. The photograph was taken at the Spurr Studio in
Creston, IA and is dated 1886. The gentleman in the photograph appears to
be in his 30's at the time the photograph was taken. The only RAWLS
individual I find in Creston during that time frame is Margaret A. RAWLS who
was the wife of Dr. John Alonzo RAWLS. I'm of the opinion that this is
Margaret's husband John. Based on limited research I was able to gather the
following information regarding John and his family:
John Alonzo RAWLS MD was b. 19 Nov 1848 in Hancock Co., IN to parents
Jonathan B. RAWLS (b. 7 Aug 1825 in Ohio-d. 18 Apr 1866 in Peru, IA) and
Phebe Starbuck COFFIN (b. 12 Nov 1820-d. 5 Sept 1905 in Plattsmouth, NE).
John was one of 6 children born to this couple including, Mary J.; John
Alonzo; Loretta Florenda; Eliza F.; Carlos or Carlas Alverin; and Adolphus
C. RAWLS, all born between 1841 and 1859. It appears that John's Mother
might have been married previously and had three additional children
including Mary J.; Thomas C.; and Rufus F. WHITE all born between 1838 and
John married Margaret "Nancy" Agnes MCDOWELL (b. 26 Jan 1851 in Washington
Co. PA) on 13 Jun 1876 in Madison Co. IA. John was Margaret's second
husband. Margaret and John had 4 children including, Bonnie Blanche; Daisy
Glenn or Glen; Elizabeth Faye; and Berenice or Bernice Margaret RAWLS, all
born between 1877 and 1886 in Iowa. John died 25 Oct 1910 in Kent, WA and
is buried in the Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, WA and Margaret died in
Creston, IA in 1933 and is buried in the Graceland Cemetery in Creston.
I am hoping to locate someone from this RAWLS Family so that the photograph
can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family,
or you know someone who might be, please contact me.