|This Overbey Family History was originally compiled
by Jackie Overbey of Chanute, KS, and is currently being researched and updated
by Don Russell of Florissant, MO. This site is a work in progress, so please check back for more information as we get it loaded onto these pages. We have only included the information about the family up to the early 20th century, if you have Overbey geneology information to share, corrections or additions to this info, or would like get get a printed copy of the complete family history, including the later generations, additional information, clippings and photos, please email Don at email@example.com. Or by phone: 314-831-8666.
We have included the Sloman Family history because two Overbeys married Slomans, so many of us share both families in our heritage. To save space, we did not duplicate the information that is already available on the Overbey pages, but placed a link at that spot in this text.
The 15th Triannual Sloman Reunion will be held in Springfield, IL in October 2020, come and enjoy hearing family history, the good food, and visiting! Watch for more info as we get closer to the date.
The 14th Triannual Sloman Reunion was held in Springfield, IL on Sunday of October 22, 2017, here is a photo of those who attended:
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Photo below from 2011.
Jackie Overbey passed away April 14, 1999 and I can not think of any tribute great enough to show our appreciation for what she did putting this wonderful family history together, the work and time she spent to me is mind boggling, she undoubtedly was a super dedicated gal. Paul d. Sep. 12, 1999. Thank you so much Jackie and to Paul for helping and encouraging her..... - Don Russell 2002
SLOMAN FAMILY HISTORY
This story was originated by HARRY SLOMAN of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and verified by his brothers Will and Ted of Illinois and by his first cousins Elizabeth Sloman Rieves of Morrisonville, IL; George Sloman of Pawnee, IL; and Gladys Piper of New Barnet, England and Nellie Sloman of Bideford, England. This was completed in 1962. Copied and updated by Mrs Paul Ralph Overbey “Jackie,” Daughter-in-law of Florence Flagg Sloman Overbey, oldest daughter of Mark Sloman
William Sloman Family
2-1 William Sloman oldest son of John Sloman 8 Aug 1814-Feb 1885 & Elizabeth Orscott 1813-28 March 1895, dau of Mary Reed & William Orscott, born 24 March 1840, Honeychurch Devon, Eng, d. 21 July 1922, Eng, married in England, Elizabeth Ann Rowe, b. Dec 1859 Spreyton, Devon, Eng., d. 29 March 1941 Itton Farm, Devon, Eng. Nine Children, three of them emgrating to USA.
2-1-5 William Rowe Sloman 5th son of Willian Sloman & Mary Ann Rowe, b. 3 Sep 1885 Staddon Farm, England, d. 12 March 1969, Pawnee IL, came to Illinois in 1908. He m. 10 Aug 1934 at Petersburg, Menard Co., IL., Lois Margaret Wilson Rhodes, b. Oct 1901, Fayette Co, IL, d. 11 April 1992, Taylorville, IL. and adopted her son Nelvin, b. Oct. 1930 in Fayette Co, IL. He farmed the Charles Rich farm S of Pawnee until they retired to Taylorville in 1965. Burial, Morrisonville Cemetery.
2-1-5-1 Nelvin Sloman m. June 24, 1950 in Fairview Methodist Ch, Christian Co, IL, Ida Delnor. Garrett, b. May 26, 1931 dau of Della Jane Waterman & Orris Garrett. Nelvin purchased the farm his father had farmed since 1914 from Charles Rich’s children in 1969. It had been the wish of their mother, Jessie Rich that the farm not be sold as long as William Sloman lived, since, she said, “this is the only home he had known in this country.” It was their wish that Nelvin Sloman buy the farm so that in their words, “ownership would remain close to the Rich family,” It is now farmed by Thomas Sloman. Three sons;
AMANDA N. SLOMAN m. in IL, Chad Logan Patton, b.__? son of Pam Workman & J. Logan Patton. A son;
Tom Sloman m. Dec. 11, 1976 Linda Kay Ferreira, b. March, 1955 in IL dau of Mary Jo Peel & Rev Joseph A. Ferreira pastor of Zenobia Baptist church. They divorced. Tom m. (2) Feb 11, 1984 at Trinity Luthern in Springfield, IL. Patrica Jo Dunbar Cantral, b. Mar. 1954. Tom & Linda had a son;
Chad Sloman m. April 1, 2000 Elizabeth Lindsey, b. June 1979. Two children;
GARRETT SLOMAN m. in IL, Danielle Marie Gisler b.__? dau of Susan Hurtte & Kevin Gisler.
John Sloman Family
2-4 John Sloman b. July 10, 1846, Devonshire, England, m. Sep. 29, 1869 in Winkleigh, Devon, England, Mary Grace Rich, b. June 10, 1848 in Jacobstowe, Devon, Eng, dau of James & Grace Westlake Rich. They sailed for America in 1869 and lived in Jersey County, IL. for two years. They then moved to the farm of Samuel Rich her uncle who had bought the farm several years before. Sam Rich was the father of Wi1l Rich. Will married Leith Deal and were the parents of Dick Rich who was born when Flo Sloman was 12 years old. Flo helped Leith with the other children when Dick was born and it was her first job away from home.The Sloman’s and the Rich’s were neighbors. Grace died of cancer May 22, 1910 in Christian Co, IL. John d. of a stroke at 7 AM Jan. 24, 1930 at Morrisonville, IL. Funeral was held at the Presbyterian church. They are buried in Morrisonville Cem. John and Grace had 11 children, nine b. near Morrisonville, three dying in infancy and buried in Traylor Anderson Cem. N. of Palmer. IL
Karen Vint m. Jun 1969, Parsons, Labette Co, KS. Gary Lee Oler, b. Dec 1945, Parsons, KS, son of Francis Elizabeth Lynam & Virgil Franklin Oler. Moved to the Chicago area in 1971 and return to Parsons in 1976. Karen was employed by Hasket-Pedlar and Gary was employed by Gray’s Standard Service, in Parsons, KS. In 1980 moved to Owassa, OK. Gary retired from the engineering field and works in a manufacturing plant and Karen is in the aviation industry Three children;
Michaelle Oler m. Mar 1994, Tulsa, OK Jeffrey Donald Malone b Jan 1971, Tulsa, OK son of Donna J. McClintick & Timothy Dan Malone. Two dau, b. Tulsa, OK;
Kimberly Oler m. Aug 1993, Tulsa, OK. Brian Keith Cory, b. Oct 1974 son of Janet Kay Lemon & Virgil Cory. Live in Owasso, OK. Three children b. Tulsa, OK;
Jo Dee Jackson m. Robert Eugene Welch, b. Jan. 1946 at Pittsburg, KS, d. Feb. 8, 1995 Sarasota, FL. son of Anna Turner & Henry Welch., they divorced. She m. (2) Harry Stevens Rice, son Lorna Lorch & Harry Rice. Harry served in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam 1966-69. Harry retired from the FAA and was an Air Traffic Controller. Jo Dee & Robert had a daughter, adopted by Harry Rice.
Amy Jo Rice m Feb 1992 First Baptist Ch, Olathe, KS. Robert Norman Kahle, b. Mar 1971, Council Grove, KS. and they live in Pea Ridge, AR. Two children b. Emporia, KS.;
Sara J. Kahle and Brandon Levi Grimmett have a dau;
Julie Jackson m. Aug 1974, Olathe, Johnson Co, KS. Roy Douglas Coleman, Dec 1949, Atchison, KS, d. 26 June 2011, Overland Park, KS, son of Maxime & Roger Coleman. Doug served in the US Army Reserves. They divorced. Julie lives in Olathe, KS. Three children, b. Olathe KS.
Kyle Coleman m. Jul 2003, Olathe, KS. Amber Christine Riggs, b. Apr 1978 Shawnee Mission, KS. Kyle served in the US Marine Corps. Two children b. Overland Park, Johnson Co., KS
Abby Coleman m. Jul 2004, Mormon Ch., Olathe, Johnson Co., KS, Tyler James Schliecher, b. Aug 1983, Overland Park, KS. Abby & Brian Solberg, a son, Abby & Tyler, two sons;
William Bill Sloman m. 26 June 1918, Chanute, Neosho Co, KS. Nellie Marie Gilchrist, b. 15 March 1897, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, dau of Florence Cox & James Gilchrist. Bill served in WWI in the Kansas 81st Balloon Co. US Army. Bill was wounded in France and was presumed dead and taken to a tent full of bodies when some one heard him make a noise. He was then given medical care. He was an oil drilling contractor. Bill died in an auto accident 22 Jan 1950, Odessa, Ector Co,TX. Nellie lived for a while in Chanute, KS, then moved to Marion, IN, to be near her daughter, she died there 13 July 1980. Burial, Elmwood Cem, Chanute, KS. Three children:
John Sloman m. 26 June 1945, Chickasha, Grady Co, OK. Juanita Faye Davis, b. 1926, Gototebo, Kiowa Co, OK. John d. 27 Sep 1983, Burlington, Coffey Co. KS, of a heart attack, burial Memorial Park Cem, Oklahoma City, OK. Two sons;
John Dan Sloman m. 28 August 1966, Medford, Grant Co, OK. Joyce Irene Wulz, b. 1947, Enid, Garfield Co, OK. Dan was an oil and gas mechanical engineer. Dan d. of a massive heart attack 25 Sep 2008, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK, burial, Broken Arrow, OK. Two dau. b. Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS;
Carrie A. Sloman b. 23 Dec 1873, near Morrisonville, IL, m. 27 Feb 1901, Morrisonville, IL. Charles Hill Clower, b. 9 Jan 1877 Morrisonville, IL, son of Annie Davis & John Clower. They farmed near Morrisonville for a time then moved to Urbana, KS. They later moved to Chanute KS. where he d. Feb.10, 1949, Chanute, KS., Carrie d. 6 Apr 1949 at Chanute. They were Baptist and buried at Thayer, KS. Six children;
Opal M. Smith m. 3 Apr 1949, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, Boyd James Brannock, b. 23 Jan 1918, Grayson, VA, d. 12 May 1995, Colorado Springs, son of Pheobe Richardson, b. 1883 & Orville Anderson Brannock, b. 1880. Opal attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, with a degree in Spanish, and U of Virginia. She loved doing missionary trips which ended up taking her to Siberia, China, Hungary, and 3 trips to Costa Rica, and last in 2009 a safari to South Africa. Boyd served in the US Army AAF during WW II. Boyd was self employed in the Brannock Sales & Svc. Opal d. 10 Jan, 2011, Waynesboro, VA, Burial Augusta Memorial Park Cem. Four children;
Betty B. Brannock m.  June 1974, Melvin Lee Milton, b. Dec 1948, to Lois, 1911- & Cornice Milton, 1908-. Divorced 1981. Betty m.  Sep 1993, Waynesboro,VA, Peabody Hardy, b.June 1949 to Mauvine, b. 9/20/07 & James Hardy, b. 11/19/ 03. Betty Boyd has global accts for ATT Wireless. P. Howard is a rep for Old Mother Hubbard Wellness dog food.
Shane S. Brannock m. Dianne Patricia Beskenis, b. Nov 1954 dau of Helen, b. 1924 & Nicholas Beskenis, b. Jan 1923. Divorced, 1983. Shane is Director of Dairy Complex, VA Tech U, Blacksburg, VA. A daughter;
Shanna D. Brannock m. Mar 2006, Dover, NJ, Danny Mena, b, Feb 1977 to Luz Alba Garcia , b. 5/1949 & Carlos Alberto Mena, b. 3/1944. A son
James Von Brannock is employed by Bank Design Equipment, Waynesboro, VA
Boyce Brannock m. May 1991, Waynesboro, VA, Sherry Deneen Dameron b. Nov 1964 to Alice Swisher b. May 1944 & Ronnie Dameron b. July 1941. A daughter;l
Dale E. Smith Sr m.  Sep 1951 Denver, CO. Joyce LaVonne George, b. 8 July 1931, Adena, CO,-21 Jun 1997 Beaumont, TX, burial, Evergreen Cem, Colorado Springs, CO, dau of Geneva Wanita Wells 6/1911-2/1994 & Homer T. George d. 2/1976. Dale m.  May 1998, Beverly Anne Tanner b. Dec 1928 dau of Cora Greg 1905-1966 & Ray Abernathy 1908-1990 Lives, Colorado Springs, CO. Dale & Joyce, Three children;
Sandra J. Smith m. 1977 Donald Leon Johnson, b. June 1954 son of Zola Faye McBrayer, 1932- & David Henry Johnson, 1927-. Don works for the Texas Dept of Public Safety-Highway Patrol.Live, Borger, TX. Two Children;
Michael Chad Johnson m.  June 2002 White Deer, TX, Susan Ann Day b. Oct 1978 dau of Teri & Dennis Day. Divorced, 2002. Chad m.  Feb 2004, Pampa, TX, Keri Nichol Dona b. July 1976 dau of Jean & Ken Dona. Keri has a dau; Payton Michelle Munguia b. Sep 1994. Chad & Susan, a daughter, Chad & Nichol, a daughter;
Amber D. Johnson m. June 2005, Borger, Hutchinson Co, TX, Justin Daniel Guy b. April 1982, Dallas, TX, son of Chestine Frauline Maxwell b 6/1950- & Joe Nathan Guy b. 5/1958-. Two children;
Sharol J. Smith m. Aug 1990, Mark Charles Pettinari b. June 1963, divorced a year later.
Dale E. Smith Jr m. Aug 1982, Plainview, TX, Connie Sue Barnhill b. April 1960, Big Springs, TX, dau of Betty Lou Rankin b, 1/1935 & Billy Earl Barnhill. Two sons;
Lester L. Smith m. May 1959, Janet Arnold, b. Mar 1939 to Evelyn Chaffin b. 3/1921- & Ben Argyle Arnold, and lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Three children;
Greg A Smith lives at Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Jodi L. Smith m. July 1990 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Patrick Robert Donahue b. April 1965, Torrance CA, son of Jayne Riordan 3/1925- & Patrick Robert Donahue 5/1925-. Two sons
Natalie K. Smith m. July 1990, Nagy Rafaat Bakhoum b. Jan 1967 to Elen Shafik 3/1937- & Rafaat Shoukry 7/1937-. Three Children b. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Chester C. Smith m. Mar 1958, Akron, Washington Co, CO, Marjorie Janice Adams. b, Nov 1937, Dodge City, KS, dau of Ozene Marie Faulkner b, 6/30/1910 & Herbert Dean Adams, Chester grew up in Colorado Springs, attend Colorado State U, received BS degree in physical science & civil engineering. he worked for Eagle Laboratories where he was field & project engineer, general manager, president and CEO, he sold the firm to Terragon Inc, in 1992. he also was chairman of the board the Colorado Natl Bank of Fort Collins. Chester d. 8 Jun 2001, Fort Collins, CO. Burial, Grandview Cem. They lived in Fort Collins, CO. 2 children b. prob, CO;
Kyle B. Smith m. Dec 1984, Jeannette Bender dau of Betty Ann Bolen b. 3/1930 & Edward Bender b. 11/1925, Englewood, CO. Two children b. Midland, TX
Sharee R. Smith m Mark Robert Ficco b. Mar 1960 son of Beverly Ann Ciancio b. 7/1/1937 & Robert Dean Ficco b. 4/1935, Fort Collins, CO. A daughter;
Nelson R. Clower b. 29 April 1904, near Morrisonville, IL m. 23 Jan 1924, Marceline Linn, MO, Ruth LuElla Mosler, b. 2 Sep 1903, Oswego, Lebette, KS, d. 22 Dec 1940, Oswego, Labette Co, burial, Pleasant Valley Cem, Oswego, KS, to Mollie M. Reynolds 1873-1951 & Albert Monroe Mosler 1867-1951. Nelson m. (2) 25 July 1943, Helen Lucille Morrow, b. 10 Oct 1916-6 Nov 1983 in CA. Nelson was a car man & retired from the Union Pacific RR. Nelson d. 4 May 1964, Santa Barbara, CA. Nelson & Helen, burial, Forest Lawn Cem Los Angeles, CA. Nelson & Ruth, Three children;
Norma R. Clower m. (1) 29 Mar 1943, Bucklin, Linn, MO, Billie Bon McCrary, 3 Oct 1922, Bon Hotel, Marceline, Linn Co, MO,-17 Dec 1988, Los Angeles, CA, son of Malyss Hatler &; Jack McCrary. They divorced. Norma m.  13 Feb 1969, Miami, Ottawa Co, OK, Melvin H. Hildreth 8 July 1924, Carl Junction, MO.-2 July 20015, Joplin, MO, son of Emma May Shaffer &; Milton Hildreth. Melvin served in the US Army in WW II in the 30th Infantry Div in France & Germany, Mar 1943-Jan 1946. She is a retired teacher and a member of the Methodist Ch, Lives in Neosho, MO. Two dau:
Cheril McCrary m. 18 Oct 1960, div. Jun 1963, remarried 18 Oct 1968, Vernon Hobert Smith Jr, b. 1 Aug 1843 Patterson, CA. Live in Grove, OK. Three children;
Deana D. Smith m.  11 Mar 1989, Chatsworth, CA, Brett Allen Mulleneaux b. 28 Apr 1968. They div Nov 1992. Deana m.  Nov 1993, Miami, OK, Ronald R. Whiteturkey. Deana & Brett, two sons b. Orange Co, CA, Deana & Ronald, two children;
Aaron Mulleneaux and Amelia___ have a son;
Donald Mulleneaux, m. Kelsey ___? need info, a son
Cynthia McCrary m. 4 Nov 1963 Davis Quentin Scott, b, Neosho, MO. Cynthia d. 29 July 1992, Sale Hosp, Neosho, Newton Co, MO, burial, Burkhart Cem, Racine, MO. Three Children;
Tim D. Scott m. June 1995, Anderson, Mcdonald Co, MO, Jody Hutchens b. and lives in Anderson, MO. Two children;
Stacia R. Scott m. Mar 1985, Grady Reiff, they divorced. Two children;
Wacey Reiff m 2009 in AR, Adam Williams, b.__? A dau;
Norma K. Scott m. James Davis, they divorced, a son:
Merle Clower m. 16 Aug 1949, Helen Alberta Matthews, b. 30 Oct 1934 Brookfield, Linn Co, MO. d. 3 Mar 2011, Freeman Hosp, Neosho, Newton Co, MO, dau of Cora Mitchell & Frank P. Matthews. Merle was a Truck driver. Helen was employed by Stokley Van Camp Co, was a foreman at Kansas Color Press. Merle d. 2 Sep 1997, Lawrence, Douglas Co, KS, burial, Memorial Park Cem. Lawrence, KS. Four children;
Bryan Clower lives in Lyndon, KS.
Betty Chickadonz m. Nov. 1951 Ralph Edwin Heady and they live in Parsons, KS. Four children;
Brett A. Heady m. March 1979 Cheryl Jean Schmid, b. Dec. 1959 and live in Parsons, KS
Dean Chickadonz m. Dec. 1955 Grace Francis Harlow, b. Nov. 1936, Dean lives in Wickenburg, AZ. Two daughters;
Warren J King m. Gina Maria ......? and live in Wichita, KS.
William Yowell m. Lisa M. ? , b. 1968 One son; They live in Wichita, Ks
Donnie Chickadonz m. Feb. 1964 Linda Kae Burk, b. Jan. 1944. They live on a farm near Chanute, KS. Five Children;
Randal Chickadonz m. Aug 1986 at High Praire Ch, Donna Renee “Missy” Johnson,
Dawn A. Chickadonz m. Oct 2003 Melvin Everett Eubanks, b. Feb 1966. Melvin served in Iraq with the National Guard. A daughter; b. Chanute, KS
Lea A. Chickadonz m. Chad LaCrone. They divorced. Two daughters;
Lance A. Chickadonz m. in KS Ellie Testerman dau of Deena & Mike Testerman. Live Independence, KS. Three children;
Carolyn Chickadonz m. Aug. 1966 Ernest LeRoy Buscher, b. Feb. 1940. They live in Tulsa, OK. and had four sons;
Ralph L. Clower b. 14 April 1914, m. 6 May 1937, Oswego, KS., Dorothy Laverne Steeves, 14 July 1914, Haswell, Kiowa Co, CO,-23 July 2013, Winfield, KS, dau of Eva Mae Yockey 11/1/1893- & Harry Paul Steeves, 12/19/1892-. Ralph retired from the Santa Fe RR. They lived in Winfield, KS, their original Home. Ralph d. 24 Dec 1995, Winfield, KS. Burial, Highland Cem. Four children;
Pat Clower m. M. Johnson, they divorced. Pat retired from Boeing Aircraft, lives, Winfield, KS
Judith Clower m. Marion J. Watt, b. 1941 and they lived in Jakarta, Indonesia. Lives, Ponca City, OK. Three dau;
Julie Watt m. Eric C. Hoelscher, b. 1963, lives, Harlingen, TX. Children ?? need info
Kathy Watt m. Steve Forsythe, lives, Ponca City, OK
Anita Clower m. Charles W. Bennett, b, Jan 1941, they live in Winfield, KS. Three children;
Terri Bennett m. Jerry West, in KS, ___? lives, Arkansas City, KS
Todd Bennett m. Michelle___? Live in Phoenix, AZ. Children___?
Ty Bennett m. Sheila___?, live in Cambridge, KS
Richard N. Clower m. Judith Kay Kelley, b. 1950. They divorced. Richard m.  11 Aug 1994 Grandview Methodist Ch, near Winfield, KS, Sheryl Kay Tucker, b. 20 Dec 1946 Winfield, Cowley Co, KS, dau of Betty & Owen Tucker. Live at 1303 7th Ave, Winfield, KS. Four daughters b. Winfield;
Kelly Clower m. Jasen Joe Heisler, b. 1974, live, Pawnee, OK.
Mandy Clower m. in KS, Brandon Evans, live, Winfield, KS
Lacy Clower lives, Orlando, FL.
Lexy Clower m. Aaron P. McNew, b. 1980, lives, Ozark, MO.
Fred Richard Sloman b. 26 July 1876 on the farm near Morrisonville, Christian Co, IL, m. 29 Jan 1902 Morrisonville, IL, Estella Omadee Deal, b. 16 Mar 1879, Morrisonville, d. 22 Mar 1952, Morrisonville, dau of George & Sarah A. Meredith Deal. Fred farmed east of of Zenobia, IL until they retired in Taylorville, IL. Fred d. 19 June 1957, Taylorville, burial Morrisonville Cem. Two sons;
Louis Sloman m. 8 Aug 1923, Ruby Geraldine Stillwagon, b. 4 Nov 1904, White Oak, Montgomery Co, IL., d. 10 Oct 1994 Springfield, IL, dau of Anna Pearl Ferguson & Harvey Hampton Stillwagon. Louis d. 22 Mar 1940, Taylorville. Ruby m. (2) Samuel E. Jenkins, d. 8 Mar 1982. Louis & Ruby, burial, Morrisonville Cem. Three children, b. Taylorville, Christian Co, IL;
Robert Sloman m. 2 Aug 1949, Clarksville, Montgomery Co, TN. Betty Louise Bennett b. 22 Nov 1926, Keokuk, Lee Co, IA, d. 15 Jan 2004, St Johns hospice, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. dau of Ralph & Louise Reider Bennett. They lived in Nilwood, IL. Robert served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded the purple heart in the invasion of Sicily. Robert d. 2 Dec 1984, St Johns Hosp, Springfield, IL, burial Morrisonville Cem. Six children;
Fred L. Rick Sloman m.  Sep 1972, Becky Sue Adcock, they divorced, 1977. Rick m.  April 1982, Edinburg, Christian Co, IL, Pamela Ann Pam Nichols, b. Sep 1957 to Ruth & Neal Nichols. They live in Girard, IL. Four children;
Ryan Sloman m. July 2002 in IL, Lindsey Erin Hardin, b. 1978. They live in Girard. Three children;
Luke Sloman single, worked for Ameren Temp, d. 2 Aug 2014 at home. Burial, Girard Cem.
John R. Sloman m. Oct 1978, Connee Lynn James, b. Apr 1958. Live in Springfield, IL Two children;
Ashlee Sloman lives in Springfield and has two dau b. Springfield, IL;
Russell D. Sloman m. 27 Nov 1977, Tamara Jo Tami Knudson, b. 1957, dau of Jane D. Bergen 11/21/1934-6/2/14 & James E. Knudson 1932-5/26/2009-2009. Russell was a coal miner and a welder. Russell d. 27 July 2006 at home in Girard, Macoupin Co, IL. Tami, Lives in Decatur, IL. A dau;
Sara Sloman m. Oct 2004 in IL, Matthew Andrew Wiseman, b. 4 Aug 1976. Live in Virden IL. Two children;
Mark S. Sloman m. Nov 1979, Macoupin Co, IL, Dixie Lee Adcock, b, 1960 dau of Eunice Landrus 7/23/1933-2/27/2016 & Perry Adcock, and live in Girard, Three children;
Alice Sloman m. July 1946, St Agnes Ch. Springfield, Sangamon, IL, Ernest Joseph Antonacci, Jr., b. April 1925, Springfield, IL, son of Elizabeth Saccenti & Ernest J. Antonacci Sr. Alice retired from the IL. Dept of Rev, Springfield, IL. Ernest served in Europe in the 76th Div of the Third Army, 1945-Mar 1946 ending up at Nuremberg, Germany. Ernest was a contractor, builder and real estate salesman with Century 21. They live in Springfield, IL. Seven children; all b. Springfield, IL:
Connie Antonacci m. April 1972, Little Flower Ch. Springfield, IL, Richard Raymond Falati, b. Nov 1946, New Orleans, LA. Connie is a Nurse and Richard is an accountant for a steamship line. Richard served in the US Coast Guard. They live in Metairie, LA. Two children b. Metairie, LA;
Matthew Falati and Kelly Daniel have a dau. Larry m. in 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Jessica___? A son;
Joe Antonacci m. Jan 1969, Springfield, Vera Kay Katie Egizii, b. Jun 1950 Springfield, IL to Teresa Marie Conner b. ?-6/28/2008 & George Egizzi 12/13/1919-7/27/2014. Joe served in the US Air Force. Two children b. Springfield IL;
Erin Antonacci m. Sep 1994, Springfield, IL. James Van Moore, b. Oct 1964, Springfield. Two daughters; b. Springfield, IL
Joel Antonacci m. May 1998 in IL, Rebecca Anne Becky Senger, b. Mar 1973 Springfield. IL to Susan E. Gschwend 1/31/1942-7/5/2012 & Lawrence L. Larry Senger. A daughter
Larry Antonacci m. May 1973 Blessed Sacrament Ch. Springfield, IL. Anne Drew Sheehan, b. Jan 1950 Springfield, IL, dau of Margaet Rose ?Bosey? Sullivan 3/18/25-9/20/09 & William P. Sheehan. Four children b. Springfield;
William E Antonacci m. Aug. 1999 St Aloyisius Ch. Springfield, Nichol Leigh Kocis, b. Nov 1976. Two children; b. Springfield, IL
Ellen Antonacci m. July 2002, Little Flower Ch. Springfield, Michael Anthony Bartletti, b. Feb 1976, Springfield, IL, to Mary Beth Amerson & Michael Bartletti. Mike is a fireman for Springfield. Four children; all b. Springfield, IL
Margaret Antonacci m. July 2004, Little Flower Ch, Springfield, Joseph Michael Kulek, b. May 1980 Springfield,IL. Three daughters; b. Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
Cindy L. Antonacci m.  Oct 1975, Little Flower Ch, Springfield, IL, Douglas Holle, b. Feb 1951 Springfield, they divorced. Cindy m.  in IL, Gordon Patton, b.__? Cyndy had a teaching degree. Cyndy d. 29 Nov 2015, at home, Flagstaff, AZ. Cindy & Douglas, two children, Cindy & Gordon, a dau;
Alexis Holle and Troy Smith have a son b. Springfield, IL; Alexis lives in Flagstaff AZ.
Jyllian Patton m. Sep 2012, Sedona, AZ, Joseph Mcintire. A son
Gary Antonacci m.  May 1972, Jeri Lynn Botts b. July 1954, Springfield, IL Divorced, 1975. Gary m.  Cynthia Seymour & divorced, Gary m. (3) July 1987 Elizabeth Lahue, divorced, 2000. Gary served in the US Army. Gary & Jeri, a son;
Greg L. Antonacci m. Oct 1996, Grand Canyon Lodge, AZ. Melanie Rae Squeek Lacy, b. Feb 1973. Springfield, IL. Greg is a self employed indoor cabinet builder. Six children, b. Springfield, IL;
Tim Antonacci m. Oct 1986, Blessed Sacrament Ch, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, Julie Anne Daniele, b. July 1963. They live across the road from the Tim's folks. Five children b. Springfield, IL;
Jeffrey Antonacci m. April 1991 St Alyoisius Ch, Springfield, Angela Marie Cirillo, b. Dec 1964 Springfield.
Mary Lou Sloman m. 19 April 1947, Gene Lyle Proctor, b. 16 Oct 1926, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, d. 2 Oct 1994, Springfield, son of Lerna Trainor, b. 9/5/1911 & John Proctor, b. 8/10/1904. Gene served in the US Navy in WW-2. Gene was employed at National Distillers and Chemical Corp. Mary worked for the state Senate as a payroll clerk. Mary d. 30 July 2009 at home in Springfield, IL. Burial, Camp Butler Natl Cem, Springfield. Two children;
Kevin Proctor m. Aug 1975, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, Carolyn Ruth Edwards. b. Jan 1950, b. Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, dau of Mary Helen Bennett & Arthur Edwards Jr. They live in Springfield, IL. Two children;
Zack Proctor m. in IL, Kensie Wilhite have a son b. Springfield Sangamon Co, IL
Kellsey Proctor m. 10 Oct 2009, Las Vegas, NV, Joseph Twesme son of Dr. Ted & Mary Twesme and lived in Ridgecrest, CA. Kellsey earned a BS Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2002 at the U of Arizona/Tuc and was employed at the US Navy China Lake Airstation. Kellsey died of injuries in an Auto/cycling accident in Ridgecrest, CA Oct. 11, 2012. She was cremated and buried in Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden, Springfield, IL.
Kristine Gail Kris Proctor m. Dec 1970, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, Mark Robert Skube b. Apr 1951, Springfield, IL, d. 14 Oct 2018, Edmond, OK, son of Dorothy & John Skube. Live in Edmond, OK. Two sons b. in OK;
Justin Skube m. July 2002, Oklahoma City, OK, Marisa Ann Leehan, b. Mar 1980. They live in Edmond, OK. Two daughters;
Jarin Skube is single, lives in New York City.
Franklin A. Sloman b. 6 Sep 1878, on the farm NW of Morrisonville, IL, m. Della Leotta Minnis, b. 2 June 1882, Larned, Pawnee Co, KS. d. 23 Oct 1956, St Joseph Hosp. Springfield, IL. dau of Lina Belle Dycus & Garret Minnis. They farmed near Morrisonville, IL. Franklin d. 20 Sep 1943, Morisonville. Burial, Morrisonville Cem. Two children;
Helen Sloman m. 27 Sep 1927, Decatur, Macon Co, IL. Alva Clyde Lamb, 24 Feb 1906, Palmer, IL,-28 Dec 1992, St Mary’s Hosp. Kankakee, IL, son of Harriet Hamel, 8/3/1880- & Jesse Francis Lamb, 4/21/1877-. Alva retired from Pioneer Seed Corn Co. Helen d. 24 Jan 2000 at St Joseph Hospital, Joliet, IL. Burial Morrisonville Cem. Lived in Morrisonville, IL. and were Presbyterian. Three children;.
Doris Lamb m. Jun 1947, Holy Trinity Ch., Bloomington, IL, John Andrew Nicol, b. Jun 1927 son of Mamye Nagel, 4/30/1896- & Clyde Nicol, 4/4/1898-. Doris was a secretary at Wilmington High School, IL. John retired from the US Post Office. Live in Wilmington, IL. Two daughters;
Sandra Nicol m. Jun 1976, St. Rose Ch., Wilmington, Will, IL. Thomas E. Welsh, b. Oct 1947, son of Charlotte A. 7/7/1924- & William C. Welsh, 1919-. Sandra is a librarian for Braidwood Middle school, Braidwood, IL, and Tom is employed at Exxon Oil Co. They owned Wilmington Cleaners since 1984. Live in Wilmington, IL. Three children;
John Welsh is in the US Army stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.
David Welsh Is Employed by Will County, IL.
Barbara Nicol m. Apr 1984, St Rose Ch, Wilmington, Will Co. IL, Douglas James Rink, b. 1949, son of Juanita & Jim Rink. Barbara has been employed at Comm. Edison since 1978. Douglas is co-owner of his construction management Co. Live in Wilmington, IL. Two children;
Calvin T. Rink is married and one child. info pls
Dwight Lamb m. (1) Jul 1955, Morrisonville, IL, Sarajane Underwood, b. Oct 1936 Taylorville, Christian Co. IL. They divorced. He m.(2) Jane Ellen Rakers McNanemy, b. Feb 1934. He (3) m. Phyllis Geeting. Dwight served in the Air Force for 25 years and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received in Vietnam. Dwight d. 8 Jul 2000, James Haley VA Hosp, Tampa, FL. Burial,Veterans Cem, Tampa, FL. Dwight & Sarajane, two children;
Diana Lamb m. Mar 1978, Clarksville, IN, Joseph Neil Coombs, b. May 1950, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY, son of Elinor Hawes & Carl Joseph Coombs. Joe is employed by Lanier World Wide and, Diana worked in real estate. Diana d. 5 Oct 2016 in GA. Lived in Snellville, GA. Two sons;
Jarrod Coombs m. Jenny___? He was a contractor in Iraq, served 7 yrs in the US Army, 3rd infantry and two tours in Iraq. Two children;
Jessie Coombs is single, a college student and a member of Army National Guard. He served two yrs of active duty and was trained to speak Persian Farsi and trained as an interrogator. He is a now a Captain with the 82nd Air Airboune at Fort Bragg
Rena J. Sloman b. 17 Oct 1884 on The farm NW of Morrisonville, Christian Co, IL, m. Nov 1907 Springfield, IL, Ernest Truman Bremer, b. 19 Dec 1881, Morrisonville, Christian Co, IL, d. 14 May 1970, son of Olive F. Barnes 3/12/1850-11/14/1934 & George A. Bremer 5/1852-1924. They farmed for a spell near Mexico, MO, before moving to Lyndon, KS. Rena d. 27 Feb 1968, both Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS. Burial Lyndon Cem. The photo at right is a 50th wedding anniversary picture of Rena Sloman and Ernest Bremer taken ca. Nov. 1957. Three sons;
Gary K. Bremer m. July 1976, Doris Lee Sage, b. Dec 1947, Burlingame, Osage Co, KS, dau of Maxine Montgomery & Riley J. Sage. Gary served two years in the US Army. Gary retired from the Santa Fe RR after 39 yrs. They live in Topeka, KS.
Galen L. Bremer m. Aug 1966, Holton, Jackson Co, KS. Colleen Ann Wichman, 7 Sep 1945 Seneca, KS,-13 Jan 2018 St Francis Hosp, Topeka, KS, burial, Lyndon Cem, dau of Jeanette Nolte & Cletus Wichman. Galen was an accountant and served in the Army Reserves. Lives in Silver Lake, KS.
Julie Bremer m. March 2010, Mark Noble b.-__?. Mark served in the US Marines. Julie works the state of Kansas. Mark has a son from a previous marriage. Live in Topeka
Jill Bremer m. 1992 in KS, Kirk Engle, b.__? Kirk works at Auburn U. Live in Cottonwood Falls. Two children:
Leo Cap Bremer m. 23 July 1939, Eureka, Greenwood Co. KS, Mildred Evelyn Milly Nichols, b. 12 Sep 1916, N. of Lyndon, KS, dau of Frances Lillian King & Chester Arthur Nichols. Leo served in the US Army in the Philippines during WWII. They owned and operated the Bremer Elevator for 35 yrs til 1980 in Lyndon, KS. Leo d. 10 July 2006, Osage City, KS. Burial, Lyndon, Cem, Osage Co, KS. Mildred d. 20 Mar 2010, Lyndon KS. Two children b. Lyndon, Osage Co, KS;
Donna J. Bremer m. Mar 1962, Lyndon Osage Co, Terry Neal Gurss, b. July 1944 Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS.. They live in Olathe, KS. Two sons;
Todd Gurss m. in KS, Amy Stewart, Live Kansas City area. Two sons b, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS;
Seth Gurss m. Jennifer Burns and lives in Texas. Two children b. Allen, Collins Co, TX;
Susan Bremer m. Charles Hughes and they live in Olathe, KS. A dau;
Richard K. Bremer m. Aug 1950, Baltimore, MD. Dorothy Mary Weise, b. Oct. 1920, Baltimore, MD, d. 11 Sep. 1987, Severna Park, MD dau of Margaret Schmidt & John Weise. Richard served in and retired from the US Navy, from Oct. 13, 1943 24 Dec 1964. He then worked for the US Postal service at Severna Park, MD. Richard d. 25 Apr 2002, Stevenville, MD. A daughter;
Maureen D. Bremer m. Mar 1985, Annapolis, MD, Santiago Acosta, b. 8 Sep 1930, San Juan, Puerto Rico, d. 8 Sep 2006 at home Stephenville, MD, son of Rosa M Lopez & Santiago Acosta. He attended the Univ. of Puerto Rico from 1949-1953 and then joined the US Army, he served in Korea, Germany, Vietnam and Panama, retiring as a Lt Colonel in 1972. Maureen graduated from the Univ of Baltimore. She lives in Stevensville, MD. Two sons;
Adam Acosta m. July 2013 in Jamaica, Carolyn Mayne, b. 1985. Adam graduated from Law school and lives in Indianapolis, IN.
Elizabeth Lizzy B. Sloman b. 1 Sep 1886 near Morrisonville IL, m. 15 April 1926 at the Baptist parsonage, Morrisonville, Christian Co, IL. John Clarence Rieves, b. 3 Sep 1889. Antioch, TN., d. 16 May 1965 at home Morrisonville, IL son of Olivia Alice Hammond, 7/12/1854 in TN.-11/18/1896 & John Grammar Rieves 8/26/1854 TN.-abt 1931 TN. They Took a honeymoon to Atlanta, GA. and Tennessee and returned home and lived with John Sloman. Clarence was an agent for 50 yrs starting in 1915 at $40 a month working 84 hours a week for the Wabash RR in Morrisonville, Clarence served in US Army in WW1 from April 1918-April 1919. Lizzie d. 8 Nov 1970 at home, burial, Morrisonville Cem. No children.
Lula Olive Sloman b. 19 Oct 1888 on The farm NW of Morrisonville, Christian Co, IL, m. 22 Nov 1911, Morrisonville, Christian Co., IL. Theodore M. Becker, b. 26 Sep 1882 Chesterfield, Macoupin Co, IL, d. 11 Oct 1963 Alhambra, Los Angeles Co., CA., son of Micheal & Charlotte Winters Becker. They operated a Clothing store in Morrisonville. for several years, then in 1918, moved to San Gabriel, CA. where they operated a lady's and children's clothing store. Lulu d. 4 Sep 1972, San Gabriel, CA Burial, Morrisonville Cem, IL. A Son b. Morrisonville, IL.;
Howard Becker m. 17 May 1935, Wilmette, Cook Co, IL, Betty Jane Keck b. 6 April 1917, IL, d. 1 July 2010, St Judes Hosp, Fullerton, Orange Co, CA, dau of Missrheta Buescher & Albert Garfield Keck. They lived in Alhambra, Chicagobra, CA. Howard d. 3 April 1967, prob Alhambra, Los Angeles Co, CA, burial, Morrisonville Cem. Betty was cremated. Four children;
Garr Becker m. May 1962, Lincoln, IL, Donna Jean Wallace, b. 3 Nov 1939, Lincoln, Logan Co, IL, d. 10 Sep 1998 in CA. Two daughters;
Allison M. Becker is single, in business and has a couple of flower shops. Lives, Fullerton, CA.
Marti E. Becker m Sep 2000, Big Bear Lake, San Bernadino Co., CA. Douglas John JD Pierce, b. 26 Nov 1968 in CA. They Live in Rancho Cucamongo, CA. Two children;
Bruce M. Becker m. June 1978, Carol Leith. Divorced. Bruce m.(2) Mar 1982 ln CA. Jeri Mitchell, b. June 1952. Bruce served in the US Army in Korea. Two children;
Jillian Becker m. May 2014, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA, Jonathon Farerie, b.__? son of Mr & Mrs Thom Farerie
Nancy Becker m. Aug 1968, Los Angeles, CA., Robert A. Toothman, b. 27 Mar 1942, d. 15 April 2001, Pasadena, CA. Son of Pauline Toothman. Nancy died of lung cancer 6 Mar 2005, Pasadena, CA. Four children;
Bradley Toothman m. Sep 1999, in CT, Andrea N. Clemente, b. Feb 1967, Live in Boston, MA Two children;
Christopher Toothman m. Oct 1994, W. Covina, CA, Kimberley Ann Urista, b. Nov 1973. Live in Glendora, CA. Two children
Michael Toothman was deaf & never married, d. 3 Feb 2013, Baltimore, MD. Burial, Rose Hills Mem Park Cem. CA.
Kim Toothman m. Oct 2006, Chesterfield, St Louis Co, MO, Brandon Raphael, b.____? Live in San Antonio, TX. Two children;
Betsy Becker m. June 1971, Los Angeles, Perry Michael Nicassio, b. May 1947 and live in Hermosa Beach, CA. Perry works for UCLA, Betsy is a retired school teacher from Manhatten Beach, CA. Two sons;
John Nicassio is single and has worked for Ralph's grocery store for 16 yrs, lives with his parents
David Nicassio m. Aug 2003 New York City, NY, Caroline Brooke Lippman, b. Oct 1977 in NY, and lives in Manhatton Where David is a bond trader and Caroline is a social worker. They both Graduated from Dartmouth College. Caroline got her MS degree in social work from Columbia U. Live in Scarsdale, NY. Two children b. New York City
MARK SLOMAN & ADALINE BARRY FLAGG FAMILY
2-7 Mark Sloman born 17 April 1853 in Honeychurch, Devonshire, England, 7th son of Elizabeth Arscott [1813-28 Mar 1895] & John Sloman [8 Aug 1814-Feb 1885]. He grew up as a yeoman or farmer but in 1864 he became an apprentice of John Legge Newcombe, learning the trade of Linon Wollen draper and grocer. (See copy of his apprentice papers in this book.) He served four years as an apprentice. He came to America in 1873 at the age of 20. He went to work in the dry goods firm of Mark Pierson and Co as a clerk. (Richard Flagg was one in the Co.) Mark m. 5 Jan 1875 at Alton, IL. Adaline Barry Addie Flagg, b. 5 Dec 1851 Alton, Madison Co., IL dau of Sarah Ann Barry 9/24/1812-3/8/1858 & Richard Flagg 5/24/1814-/11/16/1885. Sarah was the Grandniece of John Stetson. He was a clerk until about 1879 when his failing health forced him to seek fresh country air. A farm was purchased on 4 Oct 1879, SE of Pawnee, IL. at Zenobia where he regained his health and became a successful farmer. The Zenobia Baptist Church was built on the NE corner of his farm. He was a faithful worker in this church. He continued farming until 1915 and moved back to Alton, IL. Addie d. 28 Feb 1930, after her death he moved into the old Flagg home at 910 Alton St. where he died 6 Feb 1931, both at Alton, Madison Co, IL, burial, Alton City (Lovejoy) Cem. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniv. 5 Jan 1925 with ten of their eleven children present. Eleven children, first three in Alton and eight on the farm at Zenobia, Montgomery Co., IL.
Charles Sloman m. 9 Feb 1899, Morrisonville, IL. Sarah K. Sadie Campbell, b. 10 Feb 1881 Pawnee, IL, dau of Margaret Vaugeson & John Morgan Campbell. They farmed east of Morrisonville then retired to Taylorville, where Sadie d. 15 July 1950, Charles d. 5 Feb 1968, Taylorville, IL, burial, Morrisonville Cem. Two Children b. Pawnee, IL;
Russell Sloman m. 11 Aug 1929, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL. H. Alberta Law, b. 29 Nov 1905, Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL, d. 23 Jan 1998, Rockford, IL, dau of Lucy Handel, 9/11/1869- & Calvin Law, 1/25/1869-. They lived in Decatur, IL. Russell d. 11 Feb 1993, Decatur Mem. Hospital, IL, burial, Morrisonville Cem. Two daughters, b. Gallipolis, Gallia Co, OH;
Ann Sloman m. 19 July 1952, Perry, IA. J Eugene Fazel, b. Jan 1934, Perry, Dallas Co, IA. They live in South Elgin IL. Two children,
Michael Fazel m. May 1976, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, Mareen Ann Mecca, b. May 1954, Rome, Oneida Co, NY. A daughter;
Victoria Fazel m. Leroy L. Kielhack, b. May 1958, Elgin, IL. Two daughters, b. Elgin, Kane Co., IL
Elsie Sloman m. 28 Jan 1930, Taylorville, Christian Co, IL, Charles Albert Al Dozier, b. 5 Jan 1907 Sangamon Co, IL, d. 28 Dec 1988, Morrisonville, Christian Co, IL, son of Daisy Shively 9/1/1885- & Charles Warren Dozier, 7/24/1874-. Al & Elsie had a farm E of Morrisonville, IL. Elsie d. 12 Oct 1989, Morrisonville, burial, Morrisonville Cem. Two sons;
Duane Dozier m. Feb 1959, Morrisonville Methodist Ch, Linda Carole Beckmier b. 9 March 1938. Taylorville, Christian Co, IL, d. 14 Mar 2010, Taylorville, IL, burial, Morrisonville Cem, dau of Ethel Entsminger & Orville F. Beckmier. Duane served 8 yrs in the IL, Army Natl Guard. Duane lives on and farms the Dozier farm E. of Morrisonville, IL. Two children, b. Taylorville, IL;
Mark D. Dozier m. June 1981, Cinda Lou Barlow, b. Jan 1961,Taylorville, Christian Co, IL. dau of Alta Brewer & Richard Barlow. Mark m. (2) June 1990, St Marys Catholic Ch, Taylorville, IL, Kelli Jean Hick, b. July 1964 dau of Janet & Perry C. Hicks. Mark & Cinda, two daughters, Mark & Kelli a son
Sheila Dozier m. June 1985. Morrisonville, IL. Michael Francis Unser, b. Oct 1963, to Gwen O'brien & Francis Unser. Sheila works for the state of Illinois. Two sons b, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL
Bernard Dozier m. Jan 1959, Ruth Ann Guthrie b. Jan 1938, dau of Edith Stahl & Elzie Guthrie. Divorced, 1989. He m. (2) Feb 1990, Thelma Reese Dudley, b. June 1940 dau of Helen M. Edwards [1917-2009] & George H. Dudley. He?s a farmer living on Rt 1, Morrisonville, IL. Bernard & Ruth, two sons b. Taylorville, IL;
Joseph L. Dozier m. May 2001, Dorinda June Hall, b. 13 Dec 1956. They live in Taylorville
Jason C. Dozier m. Feb 1999, Methodist Ch, Auburn, Sangamon Co, IL, Barbara Lynn Hill, b. Nov 1969, San Juan, Puerto Rico, dau of Mary Lee Marksberry & Donald E. Hill. Live in Chatham, IL A daughter;
Ralph Arscott Sloman never married. He farmed with his father until his father retired, then he farmed with his brother George for the last ten years of his life. Ralph loved farming and as one of the older boys in a large family he helped his father build up a very successful farm. He died of Pueumonia 2 Apr 1928, Taylorville and is buried in Morrisonville Cem.
Florence “Flo” Sloman b. 15 Feb 1879, Alton, Madison Co. IL, m. 11 Feb 1903 Zenobia Baptist Ch. White Oak, IL.
Thomas Alva Overbey, b. Sep. 23, 1879 near Greenfield, IL., son of Laura Ann Drum & James Martin Overbey. Flo was six months old when her parents moved to their farm home at what was then called White Oak, IL. They both attended the Zenobia Baptist Church and were very active in the church work. The next day after their wedding they were on their way to South Haven, KS. with his parents. In April, Alva and Flo rented a farm southeast of the home place. There three of their children were born. In 1910 after another crop failure, they moved to Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Alva worked at the Jett and Wood Wholesale Grocery. It was there that he was injured by a falling crate, his heart was moved from its proper place to the center of his body. He had heart trouble all his life. In 1911 they bought a home at 1706 South Water street in Wichita, where their youngest daughter was born. Alva started work at Colman Lamp and Stove Company in 1919 and retired after 30 years with them in 1949. Alva was super’t of the So. Lawrence Sunday School (now Emanuel Baptist church) for over twenty-four years. They helped the church to grow from a one roomed “sheep-shed” type of a building to a new brick building. In 1934, after Flo had a second stroke, Alva and Paul bought a five acre tract near Valley Center, with a five roomed house. Alva was a teacher and supt. of the Valley Center Baptist Ch. for fifteen years. Flo was a wonderful christian woman, with lots of patience in spite of the fact that she was on crutches. Because of her health she did not attend church as often as she wanted, but she saw that the rest of her family attended. She had Polycthemia. Flo d. Oct. 6, 1949, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. After three years of living alone Alva sold his place and moved into Wichita. He joined the Trinity Baptist Ch. where he met and married Mary E. Smith in 1953. Alva d. Sep. 12, 1969, Wichita, 11 days before his 90th birthday. Mary d. Nov. 9, 1973. Alva & Flo had four children b. South Haven, KS:
Maude Sloman b. 26 Jan 1881, Zenobia, Montgomery Co, IL, m. 7 Oct 1909 Frank Horace Hoppin, b. 19 Jun 1878 White Oak, IL., d. Nov. 29, 1948 at Pawnee, IL., son of Phinette Gertrude Paramenter & Charles Thadus Hoppin. They were farmers living within two miles of Maude?s birthplace. Burial, Oak Ridge Cem. Springfield, IL. Maude lived with her daughter Ruth, then in St Clara Manor in Lincoln, IL, until her death at age of 99, 5 May 1980. Four Children, all b. on the farm near Pawnee in Montgomery Co, IL:
Juanita Hoppin never married and worked for the state of Illinois. She died 30 Jan. 1985
Beccy Hoppin m. Gregory William Wagoner, b. Feb 1947 Chicago, IL. son of Patricia Marie, 2/10/1914- & Otto Richard Wagoner, 10/18/1906- .One daughter b. Evanston, IL;
Bill Hoppin m. Cynthia Ann Kidwell, b. Nov 1956, Lynwood, Los Angeles Co, CA. dau of Beverly Jean Friedon, b. Cresco, IA. & William Eugene Kidwell Jr., b. Compton, CA. One son;
Tom Hoppin m. June 1965, Catlin, Vermillion Co, IL, Marvalene A. Shanks, b. March 1943, Danville, Vermillion Co, IL, dau of Margaret Ford, b. 4/5/1916 & Robert J. Shanks, b. 12/7/1917. After military service, Tom worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in central Illinois, as sports information director at Eastern Illinois Univ, from which both he and his wife graduated, and in the corporate public relations business. The last 31 yrs of his career was spent as a manager and senior executive specializing in corporate communications and creative services, From 1981 until his retirement in 1999 he was employed by CSX Corp. in Richmond, VA, last serving as a senior vice president on the corporate staff of the multinationl transportation Co. Prior to his service with CSX, Tom worked in the public relations department of two railroads - Penn Central from 1969 thru 1975 and Consolidated Rail Corp. 1976-1981, last being director-creative svcs for Conrail. Tom & Marv retired to Hilton Head Island, SC. Two children;
Beth Hoppin m, April 1997, Morgan Sutherland Pierce, b. Nov 1965, Bellefonte PA. They live in Sausalito, CA.
Robert C. Hoppin m. Oct 2009, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA, Jill Meadows, b. __? and lives in Alexandria. VA, and has been an assistant/speech writer for some of the politicians on capital hill. He graduated from American University. A son;
Henry Hank Hoppin m. May 1968, Naestved, Denmark, Birgit A. Larsen, b. Oct. 1946, in Denmark, dau of Karla & Franz Larsen. Hank received his BS in Ed, from Eastern Illinois Univ. Hank spent three years 1965-1968 in the US Army, part of the time in Germany. Hank retired from Wyeth/Pfizer after 32 yrs service, as a Senior District Manager and Sales manager covering 7 states. Live in Chesterfield, VA. Two children;
Trina Hoppin m. April 1995, Canon Chapel, Univ. of Richmond, Henrico Co, VA, Ludwell Fitzhugh Hugh Lee III, b., Richmond, VA, son of Mr & Mrs Ludwell Fitzhugh Lee II. They live in Midlothian, VA. Two children;
Ryan Hoppin m. April 2007, on the farm in Buckingham Co, VA, Stephanie Banton, b. Jan 1982, Richmond, VA. Ryan is with Wells Fargo and Stephanie is asst administrator at Manchester Schools, Chesterfield, VA. Live at Powhatan, VA. 2 sons;
Judith Hoppin m. David I. Schickedanz, b. Oct 1945 son of Mable & Irving Schickedanz. He works for the Univ of New Hampshire and she works for Boston Univ. They lived in Brookline, MA. A son;
Adam David Schickedanz m. May 2012, Yosemite Natl Park, CA, Heather Dawn Bennett, b.__? to Mr & Mrs Howard Bennett. They graduated from Med School and are Med Techs, now live in Santa Monica, CA. A dau;
Sue Hoppin m. March 1966, Winona, Shannon Co, MO, after eloping during Spring break from S. IL Univ, Carbondale, IL, where both were students. Lynn Elbert Berry Jr, b. Jan 1942 Memorial Hosp, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, to Macille Iva Davis 11/19/1919-7/12/2014 & Lynn Elbert Berry -2/24/2007. Lynn was 4th generation owner of Berry Funeral Homes, Ltd, Girard, Virden & Auburn, IL, 1853-1990. Sue retired in 2007 from Auburn School Dist #10 after teaching 27 yrs. They live in Austin, TX. Two daughters;
Tricia S. Berry m. June 1994, Lake Jackson, Brazoria Co, TX, James Patrick Farone, b. Aug 1969, Freeport, Brazoria Co, TX. Tricia is Director, Women in Engineering Program at Univ. of Texas at Austin. They live at in Austin, TX, Two sons b. Austin, Travis Co, TX
Alexis Berry m. July 1999, San Antonio, TX, David Aaron Browder, b. Jan 1975, Austin, TX. Alexis has her Masters of Physical Therapy degree, but is currently a stay-at-home mom. David is a Physical Therapist and the Regional Director of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists based in Austin, Texas. They live in Cedar Park, TX, Two sons:
Fred Hoppin m. August 1943, US Army Camp Adair, OR, Ruth C Hoffman, b. 16 Oct 1915, Dwight, IL, d. at age 102, 3 Nov 2018, Lincoln, IL, dau of Clara Amelia Gantzert & William F. Hoffman. Fred was awarded the Purple Heart while serving overseas in WW-2 as 1st Lt, Co. E, 10th Inf., 5th Div. Fred had a degree in Agriculture from the U, of Illinois. Fred owned the Hoppin Real Estate Co. They had no children, but they took Mark's children after their parents death and gave them a home. Fred d. 1 August 1998, Abraham Lincoln Hosp. Lincoln, IL, burial, Oak Ridge Cem, Springfield.
Debra Gregurich m. (1) Larry Paul Alexander, b. Nov 1958 son of Barbara & Thomas Alexander, they divorced. She m.(2) Aug 1984, Blackwell, OK, Marvin James Cooper, 27 Feb 1964-2 Jun 1991, Blackwell OK, in an auto accident. Debra m.  2001 Blackwell, Jack Sharp. Debra d. 6 Dec 2016, Enid, OK., burial, Blackwell Cem, OK. Four children; Obit 14 Grandchildren.
Susan Sloman & Etsle Overbey Family
Susie Sloman b. 1 Nov 1882, Zenobia, Montgomery Co, IL, m. Nov. 25, 1903, Auburn, IL., Etsle Overbey, b. Jan. 15, 1874 E of Greenfield, in Macoupin, Co, IL. son Gila G. Drum & William Anderson Overbey. They lived with his father William on the farm a mile East of Fayette in Macoupin Co. until 1918, when they bought a 160 acre farm 3/4 Miles South of Fayette. The east edge of the farm is the Greene Co. line, and the south edge was state hwy 108. Etsle farmed there until he d. at home, April 18, 1938. Sue worked for her brother Dick for years and then lived two months a year with each of her children then until her death in the hospital in Jacksonville, IL. Aug. 7, 1969. Both buried in Oakwood Cem, Greenfield, IL. Six children b. on the farm one mile E of Fayette in Macoupin Co., IL
William R. "Dick" Sloman b. 10 Oct 1884, Zenobia, Montgomery Co, IL, m.  30 May 1914, Rochester, NY. Mira Hagaman Pike, 24 Mar 1887-2 Jan 1926. Dayton. Montgomery, OH, dau of Susan Landers 1863-1921 & Frank E. Pike 1856-1926. He married Mira while attending Theological school. In 1924, Mira was the first woman to graduate from the Univ. of Buffalo School of Dentistry. Dick m.  19 July 1927, Mary Helen Early, 14 Dec 1897-24 July 1969, dau of Martha Simpson & John Kline Early. Dick recieved his A. B. and D. D. Degree at Shurtleff College and a Diploma at Rochester Theological Semenary at Rochester, NY, Shurtleff College in Alton, IL is now SIU Alton Campus. He was Minister of the First Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, UT. when his daughter was born. He was later Executive Secretary of the Baptist Orphanage Home at Pittsburgh, PA., where his sister Sue Overbey worked for him after she became a widow. He was Pastor of the Baptist Church in Taratum, PA. when he d. 12 July 1954. Mira & Dick, Burial, Mt Hope Cem, Rochester, NY. Dick & Mira, two sons and Dick & Mary, a dau;
Richard Sloman m. 26 Nov 1942, Marian Louise Lamb, 7 Mar 1920, Rochester, NY-27 Jan 1970, Rochester, NY, dau of Gertrude C. Thompson & Frederick D. Lamb 1880-1957 of Rochester, NY. Richard was a machinist. He served in the US Navy in WW 2. He d. 24 July 2000. Five Children;
Suzanne G. Sloman m. James Edward Sullivan Jr., b. 28 Aug 1932, son of Francis D. & James Edward Sullivan Sr. They divorced. She was employed, Strong Memorial Hosp in Rochester. She d. 13 July 2003, Rochester, NY. A son;
Richard Jud Sloman m. Kathleen Ann Rearson, b., dau of Bernice Marie Crowley & Henry Edward Rearson. Jud was employed at the Lincoln First Bank, Rochester, NY. Kathleen was employed at Zerox Corp. They divorced. Richard died in early 2017. A Son
David Sloman m. Linda Anne Stein, dau of Inga Teresa Rollier, b. 6/ 29/1921 & Arthur Joesph Stein, b. 12/19/1916. David was employed at the IBM Corp. Linda was employed at the Highland Natl Bank, Newburgh, NY. They divorced. A daughter;
John Sloman never married. He is a handsome man and is an actor in New York City.
Edward Sloman m. 23 Mar 1946, Utica, NY, Dorothy Marian Griffiths, 20 Aug 1920, Utica, NY,-21 June 2012, in FL, dau of Edith H. Brayton & Waldo Griffiths. Ed served 4 years in the US Navy in WW2. She got her AS degree from RIT in Rochester, NY in 1943. Ed d. 2 Sep 2000, Summerland Key, FL. Four Children;
Ed Sloman m.  Mar 1969, Patricia Ann Dopler, dau of Delores L. Vogel & Delmar Dopler. Ed has a graduate BS Degree from Cal Poly in 1973. Pat was a teacher. They divorced. Edward m.  Jan 1992, Kris Drewlo. Ed is VP of KWC civil engineering at Corona, CA. They live in Corona, CA. Ed & Pat, two daughters;
Julie A. Sloman m. in CA, David M. Ewers, b.___? need info
Dee Dee Sloman m. John Harvey Hussey. She attended Keuka College, Keuka, NY. She works partime as sales representative of food broker of Southern California. John was VP and retired from of Food Sales West and enjoying Three grand children. Live in West Covina, CA.
Bill Sloman m. July 1972, Carol Lynn Bruer. Bill is a partner in Murphy, Sloman & Co, LLC, Branford, CT. He has a graduate B.S. Degree, Drexel Univ, 1976, Philadelphia, PA. Carol attended Brockport State Univ, graduated Charter Oak College with a Bachelor of Science and graduated from Montessori Training School in Philadephia, PA, and now working in the public School System in CT. They live in Woodbridge, CT. Three dau;
Greer Sloman and Byran J. O'Tinger, 12 Nov 1969, Blytheville, AR,-12 Jan 2008 in CT, Hospice, Branford, CT, of brain cancer, burial, Centerville Cem, Hamden, CT, son of Nancy Bogan & Jimmy O Tinger.Bryan was a sky diver with over 400 jumps. Greer lives in Woodbridge, CT, two dau b, Woodbridge, CT;
Paige Sloman and Cesar L. Krieghbaum, a son;
Holly Sloman m. April 1976, Howard I. Jolles. Holly is a graduate B.S. Degree 1974 of Keene State College, Keene, NH. Howard is a graduate of Temple Univ. Medical School, 1976. He was a Medical Doctor at Mayo Clinic, now retired, Jacksonville, FL. He is also a graduate of Radiology. Lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Two children;
Emily Jolles m. Oct 2008, Christian Allard, b. April 1982 in Canada and they live in Edmonton, Alberta, Can. A son;
Sally Jolles m. 14 July 2012 Joseph Winde Knecth in Madison, WI.
Marjorie Sloman m. Aug 1954, Pittsburgh, PA. Reid L. Elcessor, 28 June 1933, Pittsburgh, PA.,-5 Nov 2000 son of Annebelle & William L. Elcessor. She lives at in Naples, FL. She spends most of her summers in Ohio with her dau Lynn. Two Children;
Eric Elcessor m. Feb 1982, Columbus, Franklin Co, OH, Corene Ogzewalla. They live in Cincinnati, OH. Three daughters
Lynn Elcessor m. May 1986, Anthony Tony Dantuono, b., Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH. Live in Lewis Center, OH. Two children b. Cleveland, OH.
George Sloman b. 15 Dec 1886 on the farm, Zenobia, Montgomery Co, IL, m. 14 July 1914, Chrisman, IL, Mildred Emeline Wheeler, 5 Mar 1891, Morgan Park, IL.,-10 Feb 1920 at home, dau of Gertrude Kuhl & Horace Jonathan Wheeler. George m. 25 Feb 1925 Springfield, IL, Jennie Anne Mathers, 17 Oct 1887, Cora, Sangamon Co, IL,-15 Feb 1978, Springfield, IL, dau of Rebecca Susan Young & Thomas Mathers. He was a farmer owning a major part of the farm his father Mark and brother Ralph farmed. They were longstanding members in the Zenobia Baptist Ch. holding various offices from time to time. He was the organizer of the Rural Electric Convenience Co. in Sep. 1936. He retired and moved to Pawnee, IL., where he d. 7 Jan 1980. Burial, Morrisonville Cem. Two sons;
Wheeler Sloman m. 9 Mar 1941, First Methodist Ch, Lincoln, Logan Co, IL, Julia Catherine Bentley, b. 29 May 1913 Middletown, Logan Co, IL, d. age 101, 11 Nov 2014, Wyndcrest, Rochester, Sangamon Co, IL, to Elizabeth Maude Clifford Russell & Denman Alonzo Bentley. They owned a farm just W of the former Zenobia Baptist Ch.. They were active in church and farm bureau activities and also did a lot of traveling in search of family histories. They traveled to Boston, MA. in 1980 to attend the Stetson Kindred of America, Inc. Fiftieth Reunion where they visited a few of the Barry cousins and a lot of historical places Honey Church, ENG. Etc, relating to the Barry& Sloman families. They met at Blackburn College and she ask him for a date on leap day, and walked to the Carlinville theatre on their first date. She was salutatorian of her high school class. Wheeler d. 16 June 1990, St John's Hosp. Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Catherine celebrated her 100th birthday party at Windcrest on 1 June 2013. Three Children;
Thank You Maude, Alice & all for organizing and promoting the Sloman reunion going on the 3rd Sunday, OCT. 2014.
Maude Sloman m. July 1963, Zenobia Baptist Ch. Montgomery Co, IL, Duane Allen Higgins, b. Abbeyville, Reno Co, KS., son of Inez Ethel Herriman & Harry William Higgins. Duane worked in data processing and Maude was a nurse at St Johns Hosp. in Springfield, IL. Duane served in the US Air Force at Chanute AFB in the 1960s when he met Maude. They
Jeff Higgin m. July 1989, Carole Marie Jenks, b. Jeffery was a pilot for US Airways. He is an Officer in the Air Force Reserves. Three Children;
John Sloman m.(1) 30 July 1965, Mary Elizabeth Liz Swinford, b. 22 Sep 1945, Golconda, Pope Co, IL, d. 10 March 2011, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL burial, Camp Butler Nat'l Cem, dau of Rosetta Musgrave & Howard Swinford. divorced Dec 1975. John m. (2) 14 Feb 1976 Mary Jane Livingston Faust, she had two children. They divorced. He m. (3) 28 Nov
Wendy Sloman is single living in Lebanon, IN, and works for Fed X at Indianapolis, IN.
Jason Sloman m. Sep 2001, Springfield, Sumar L'Shay Jennings b. IL. Jason graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy and is employed by the Springfield Police dept. They live in Williamsville, IL. Three children;
Rachel Sloman m. Feb 1968, Zenobia Baptist Ch, Pawnee, Montgomery Co, IL. William Perry Broughton, b. IL, son of Alice Lamkey 1925-2009 & William B. Broughton. Rachel & Perry are self employed owning Perry Broughton Trucking and Excavating Inc. They have a beautiful brick home where Great grandparents Mark & Addie's home was that burned. Perry has some neat antique steam shovels type machines and caterpillars. Three children;
Rebecca Broughton m.  Jan 1995, Central Baptist Ch, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Matthew Leon Waldeck, b. in IL, son of Donna Kay Stuart & Jack Leon Waldeck 5/31/1949-1/18/2012. Rebecca & Mat, divorced, 1999. She m.  Oct 2007 at her parents home, Montgomery Co, IL, Steve Martin, b. Rebecca works for Otis Elevator in Springfield. Live in Rochester, IL. Rebecca & Mat, a dau;
Josh Broughton m. July 2000, Cook Co, IL. Kelly Marie Hayes, b. IL. He graduated from SIU Carbondale, IL. He works for P.H. Broughton & Sons. Lives in Springfield, IL. Two sons;
Sarah Broughton m. August 2003, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. David D. Shike, b, IL. Sarah has a degree in horticulture from SIU at Carbondale, IL. and MBA from Western Illinois U at Macomb, IL David is farm manager for his grandmother. They raise purebred Angus cattle & Quarter horses. They live at Alexis, IL, Three children;
2-7-7-2-1 Dawn Ilene Sloman, b. Nov. 57, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
Dawn Sloman was an outstanding girl in 4 H work and graduated from Baylor U. School of Nursing, Baylor College, Dallas, TX. She was a staff nurse in pediatrics at the Univ. of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO. She died in an auto accident in Columbia, MO, 4 Jan 1982, burial, Morrisonville Cem, IL.
Esther A. Sloman b. 27 Mar 1889, on the farm, m. 28 May 1921, Chicago, IL, by J.J. Ross, pastor of the 2nd Baptist Ch, Matthew Lawrence, b. 27 March 1889, Hudson, McLean, Co, IL, d. Oct. 12, 1936, Davenport, Scott Co, IA, son of Mary Louesa Patterson, 1858-1939 & William Lawrence 1861-1953. Esther and Matthew attended Shurtleff college in Alton, Il, where they met, He recieved his BA degree there, then went to Illnois U/Bloomington Normal and recieved his Master of Arts degree. He was a teacher. Matthew enlisted in the US Army the day The US entered WW I and became a Lieutenant in Battery C, 6th Artillery and the honor to make the first charge in WW I by American troops. Esther was injured in an auto accident and died 2 July 1960 at Navajo, Mexico while on a vacation trip with her son and family. Burial, Hudson Township Cem, Hudson, IL. A son b. Davenport, Scott Co, IA;
Bill Lawrence m. 9 June 1942, De Soto, Jefferson Co, MO, Priscilla Alden Colvin, b. 25 July 1923, Chicago, Cook Co., IL., d. 18 May 2003 Escondido, San Diego Co, CA. dau of Agnes Porteous McDowell & Jay Austin Colvin. Bill was self employed as a realator and lived in Santa Ana, CA. Bill d. 28 August 1986, in UCI Medical Ctr. Orange, Orange Co, CA. Two dau;
Judy Lawrence m. Sep 1963 Las Vegas. NV, Edward Vincent Keith, b. April 1943 Jerome, PA they divorced May 1971. She m. (2) Dec 1975, Richard Desbein, divorced 1978. She m. (3) 1985, Michael Cloyd, divorced 1986. Judy m. (4) in 1990 in Washington, Carl Thomas Tom Peterson, b. Dec 1952 Statton Island, NY, son of Muriel Boyd & Carl Peterson. Tom is employed in aircraft supply work. Lives in Bonney Lake, WA. Judy & Ed, four children;
William L Keith m. July 1987, Santa Rosa, CA. Nancy Elaine Foy, b. August 1966. Bill is a planner for a builder. Nancy cooks for the senior center in Snohomish, WA. Lives in Snohomish, WA. Three children;
Michelle Keith m. Sep 1984, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, CA, Ronald Dale Surdez, b. Feb 1957, Sioux Falls, SD. Michelle works for the city of Auburn, Ron has worked for Clarke American Check printers as a pressman since 1992. Lives in Bonney Lake, WA. Three dau;
Stephanie Surdez m. Dec 2013, Gr Mother Judy's home, Bonney Lake, WA, Marty Fisher b. May 1979. Marty is a construction worker. A dau; b. in CA.
Susan Surdez and Robert Fox, a son:
Samantha A. Surdez m. 10 Aug 2018 in WA. Shy Rode, b.___?
Eric S. Keith m. Jun 1993, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, CA. Alyssa Kutler, they divorced. Eric m. (2) Oct. 2002 Santa Rosa, Sherry Ashworth, b. May 1968 Santa Rosa. Eric served in the US Marines during the 1991 Gulf war in Kuwait. Eric is self employed as a consultant to different firms on mold and other bio bacteria and Sherry is a school teacher. Sherry's son Austin Baccard, b. Oct 1999 lives with them, Santa Rosa, CA. Eric & Alyssa, two sons, b. Santa Rosa; CA
David Keith m. April 1993, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, CA, Cristi Shaylene Perkins, b. 19 May 1972 dau of Denise Perkins. David works for website builders and advertising on the web. They divorced. David m. June 2018 Sierra Nagle, b.___? Live in Santa Rosa. CA. 4 Children with Cristi:
Emily Keith m. Peter Hirsh, b.? A son
Kathleen Kat Lawrence m. Dec 1982, Anahiem, Orange Co, CA, Scott Francis Setaro, b. Feb 1957, they divorced. She then m. (2) August 1988, Santa Ana, Orange Co, CA. Daniel Blaine Brunning, b. Feb 1960 Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co, CA. son of Lynda Rae Boegh & Marion Francis Brunning. They live in Oceanside CA, 92058 Kathi & Scott, a son, Kathi & Dan, a daughter;
Ariane Brunning and Anthony Martinez have a dau b. in CA;
John Sloman died Jan. 24, 1901 at the age of nine.
Betty Sloman b. 30 Nov 1893, Zenobia, Montgomery Co, IL, m. May 31, 1919 Alton, Madison Co., IL Harry William Snyder b. 22 Feb1897, Alton, Madison Co, IL. son of Mary Johanna Havrin & William Schneider. Betty graduated from Shurtleff College, Alton, IL, where she met Harry. Harry received his B.S. degree from the University of IL in 1921. He served in WW1 as a radio electrician in the US Navy Reserves. They lived in the Chicago area where he was supervisor of telephone installations with the Illinois Bell Phone Co. of Chicago. Betty died from a heart attack, July 16, 1969 in Wheaton, IL. After she died he moved to Silverton OR. to be with his son where he d. June 30, 1987. They are buried in Bethany Cem, Silverton, OR. A son;
Ruth Sloman b. 8 Jan 1896 on the farm in Montgomery Co, IL, m. 12 Aug 1927, Lewis Di Pietro, b. 12 Aug 1892, Agnone, Italy, d. 31 Dec 1979 West Palm Beach, FL. Lewis came to America in 1910 on a ship named Duca D' Aosta and in WW1 He was drafted in to the US Army's 37th Division, Company C and sent France on the Duca D' Aosta the same ship that brought him to the US. Lewis fought in France till the end of the war. He was a Missionary among the Italians of Campbell, OH., Chicago, IL. and Kansas City, MO. Ruth was a teacher at the Bacon Indian School before her marriage and was teaching at the mission at Campbell when she met Lewis. After he retired, they moved to West Palm Beach, FL, where they bought a book store. They soon added Religious books to their inventory, good books, stationery, gifts and religious supplies. It was a store to be proud of. They sold the store when Ruth?s health broke. Ruth died of a heart attack 21 Sep 1969 at West Palm Beach. Lewis made two trips to the Holy Land in the early 1970?s, as a tour guide for Ambassadors Intl. They always worked for the Baptist church where ever they lived. Four children b. Chicago, IL;
E. Joy Di Pietro m. June 1949, Youngstown, OH, by Joy's father, Lewis, Donald Vance Taylor, b. 1926 Cleveland, OH. d. 4 Mar 1995. Don served in the US Navy 1945-46 and in Korea 1951-52. Don was employed by AT&T in Cleveland, OH. Joy was employed by a doctors group and took care of her son and lives in Parma, OH. A son b. Cleveland, OH;
Eunice Di Pietro m. July 1955, Youngstown, OH, Donald Eugene Prather, b. 4 July 1932, Cleveland, OH., son of Sarah & Eugene Prather. Don was employed at Ashwell-Burk Investments Real Estate, Don d. 5 April 1985 Saratoga, CA. Memorial services were held at Valley Church in Cupertino, CA. Eunice was a Secretary for several different people. Eunice met and in May 1991 married Aldo J. Bertolotti, Aldo is in the business of building and renting out storage units. He also has a fascinating collection of Vintage autos. Eunice & Don, two daughters;
Lisa A. Prather is single has lived in California, Hawii and traveled to Thailand with her church group for short term missionary effort. Lisa now lives near her mother.
Lois Di Pietro never married, was a school teacher and liked to travel a lot. She died quite suddenly 25 July 1970 at Seminole Hosp, Sanford, FL driving her new car back from a short trip to Georgia to visit a friend and is buried in West Palm Beach with her parents.
Don's favorite song is "Without Love, Where Would You Be Now?"
Think about it!