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Interested in information on family of Ezra L. Etherton, b. 5 Oct 1896 Jackson Co., IL,
apparently d. 1955 and is buried in Tower Grove Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL.
He had at least 3 Etherton children: Wayne (b. abt 1920), Doris (b. about 1923), and Betty
(b. abt 1925). Ezra Etherton was a son to Lewis Etherton and Laura A. Zimmerman of Jackson
Ezra Etherton is on the 1930 census in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, with his wife Nellie
Estella McConachie and the children. His wife apparently married a second time in 1944 to
James Mann Walker and died in Dearborn Heights, Wayne Co., MI, on 26 Nov 1976.
Am very anxious to see if I can locate the children or grandchildren of Ezra Etherton -
living or dead.
It's a great mystery. Wife Nellie McConachie was the eldest child of Robert Edward(or
Edmund) McConachie and 1st wife Bertha Dennis. Bertha died in 1905 at age 26, and her 2
children were raised in Jackson and Perry Cos., IL, by relatives. Our family descends from
the eldest child of the 2nd marriage of Robert E. McConachie ... and we were completely
unaware that there was a first marriage - not to mention children - until a recent
genealogy trip to Randolph Co., IL.
Children of Ezra Etherton / Nellie McConachie would be first cousins to us, while
grandchildren of Ezra Etherton would be first cousins once removed. We have no idea what
happened in the family and don't know if Nellie communicated with her father (who died
in 1953 in TX) after 1905.
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