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MATRIARCH REACHES 100 !!
Pauline McCaully Morris of Collinsville will celebrate her 100th
birthday on August the first.
Born in Flora to W. C "Cal" McCaully and Lou Archibald McCaully of
Cisne. She attended Mc Kendree College and Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale. Pauline taught school in Marion County
and was married to Lossie E Morris of Xenia in 1924.
McCaully owned The General Store on North Street in Flora, was a
former mayor and President of the school board when the old high school
was built. McCaully was descended from the Pargins, Pettys and
McCaullys in Lawrence County. Louella's Archibald family was from
County, Kentucky and came to Wayne County, Illinois in 1846. Her
father owned The Archibald Store in Cisne.
Lossie Morris and his brother, Delyte, were from Xenia. For many
years Lossie was a prominant civic leader in Collinsville before his
death in 1984. He was President of the Savings and Loan and the Chamber
of Commerce, as well
as a land developer and insurance broker.
Pauline is in good health and has 5 children, 4 of whom live in the
area. She maintains her own home on the bluffs in Collinsville and is
the matriarch of a large family.
Perhaps someone may remember this address or can advise further as I will
Looking for location of Rural Route #6 Lawrenceville, Illinois in 1925. Also
what school would someone attend in this district?
A child named Elmer Lanham b. 1921 lived with the Willard family (Samuel
Lawrence and Zella James) from 1925 through 1934. They were foster parents
that established a life long bond with this child.
Per records: The address given from Edgar County Children's home notes:
child placed in the home of Mr. & Mrs. S. L. Williard, Lawrenceville, Illinois
R.R. #6 on August 5, 1925
Returned to the home: May 19, 1934
Please, someone has to be alive that can give the location and school
district. Hoping to eventually obtain a school photo of this child. Elmer
Lanham b. Oct 1921,
would have probably entered school in 1926 and through 1934.
Thank you so much,
Got back last week actually from our trip to Lawrenceville. My sister
got sick and felt terrible all week, so we didn't have nearly as fruitful a
trip as we had hoped. Maybe we can go again.
We found so much "stuff" this trip, I haven't really begun to sort it all
out yet. She will come help me after she is well - been to the doctor and on
With the help of the information you guys sent, we were able to get lots
and lots of stuff at cemetery. Too many Abernathys and Fyffes in White House
to take pictures of those we didn't know what connections were. Took quite a
Rob, I took a picture of Zacharia and Rebecca's stone for later reference
but the roll is not full so they aren't developed yet. Also found record of
marriage and couple of kids.
We went to the Bessie Irene Black Genealogy Library in Bridgeport.
Didn't have time to go through everything we found there, either. She had
one folder full of Abernathy stuff and FOUR full of Fyffe info. We got some
copies, but I don't think we got all we should have (It was closing time).
Those ladies have done a wonderful job of accumulating information.
Jim, I told Mrs. Black you said "hello". She said you were a cousin.
She had some cemetery books, but didn't seem to want to sell them, because
she said they had all gotten wet and had too much water damage. I'm going to
call her about them, anyway.
We didn't get a chance to go to the Gen. Soc. or the Lawrence Co. Public
Library. Found nothing at Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Just drove around;
it was awfully hot and we had already been out in it too long at White House.
Old women can't take too much of that!
Thanks again for all the help you have given us, and hope to keep in
touch with all of you.
Happy Hunting -- Margaret Orr
I am looking for Laws relatives in Lawrence Co. My gggrandfather was a "Squire" Laws who was married to Susan Arabell Weber, daughter of Susan Caldwell and James Weber. I don't know if Squire was a given name or a nickname. It is the only name the family has had.
Carlene Laws Morgan
Still searching for great uncle ALBERT HIGGINS who lived with WM HAZELTON family of Lawrence county Ill from age of 7 when his parents died. Albert is in 1900 census when only 7 yrs. In 1920 census, he is shown married to a woman named HULDA with a son, EVON HIGGINS. Later the couple had two daughters. Joann Higgins Coleman
Next week my sister and I are going to Indiana and be in Lawrenceville
part of the time (between the 9th and 14th of June). Can anyone help me with
times and locations for county offices, libraries,etc. Need White House
cemetery, Allison Prairie and Lawrence Cemetery.
Our ancesters were Abernathy and Fyffe families and we are going to try
to find everything we can about both along with getting copies of documents
and getting pictures. Parts of these families may be buried in other
cemeteries. I don't yet know - nor where to find out. The purpose of our
trip is to mine for info, but obviously our time will be fairly limited.
Can anyone help me with this so I can plan for best use of our time? Too
long a trip to waste time running in circles. Are there any Abernathy or
Fyffe descendents that still live there we could talk with?
Thanks loads! Margaret O
Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy Group
Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, ILLAWREN. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Lawrence County, Illinois including the surrounding region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.