Mary Elizabeth Lewis Death Certificate

Mary Elizabeth Lewis, nee Fleitz was born May 5, 1928 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio and died June 29, 2017 in Port Charolotte, Charlotte Co., Florida. The daughter of Ignatius A. Fleitz and Sophia Schumacher.

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Robert James Lewis Death Certificate

Robert James Lewis was born April 26, 1921 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio and died July 22, 1996 in Port Charlotte, Charlotte Co., Florida. The son of Fred James Lewis and Eunice Marie Misson.


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Sarah Hellyer-Spaid Genealogy

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(3757) Sarah R. Hellyer (3744), daughter of David and Rachel
Hellyer, was born and reared on a farm in Blackford county, Ind.
On attaining womanhood she married Perry Daily and four chil-
dren were born to them in Indiana. About 1898 they removed
to Rector, Ark., and the following year this much-needed young
mother died in her twenty-fifth year, leaving the following little
children, whose present whereabouts are unknown, though every
effort has been made to locate them:

(3758) Anna Daily

(3759) Ida M. Daily

(3760) Fred Daily

(3761) Edna Daily

(3762) Ida May Hellyer (3745) was born several months after
her father had died. She grew to womanhood in Muncie, Ind.
Sept. 28, 1895, she married Alonzo Lytle, born Oct. 28, 1873. He
is a carpenter by trade and they have a neat cottage home in
Muncie that shows the Spaid liking for order and neatness. Mrs.
Lytle very much resembles her father’s people, being of large
stature, straight and vigorous looking. Three children were born
to Mr. and Mrs. Lytle, the youngest dying in boyhood:

(3763) David McKinley Lytle (3766), Aug. 22, 1896-

(3764) Bertha Marie Lytle (3768), June 11, 1898-

(3765) Ralph Dewey Lytle, Dec. 13, 1900-Dec. 8, 1905.

(3766) David M. Lytle (3763), son of Alonzo and Ida Lytle,
was bom and reared in Muncie, Ind. Oct. 28, 1916, he married
Hazel Farrell, born May 19, 1899. He is a truck driver, and their
home is in Muncie. They have one daughter:

(3767) Dorothy Marie Lytle, Aug. 30, 1917-

(3768) Bertha Marie Lytle (3764), daughter of Alonzo and Ida
Lytle, was born and reared in Muncie, Ind. Feb. 2, 1916, she mar-
ried William Skillman, a boxmaker, born July 19, 1887, and they
make their home with her parents in Muncie. One child has been
born to them :

(3769) Edward D. Skillman, born and died April 9, 1917.


Resources For Living People


Oklahoma Resources

Oklahoma Resources

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Finding a Woman’s Maiden Name

89 Places for Finding a Woman’s Maiden Name: A Checklist of Sources, by William Dollarhide

  Discovering the maiden name of a female is often the biggest problem we have in genealogy. Whether you are researching your families in person, through the mail, or by searching the Internet for sources, the basic search is still the same. As in all research tasks, we need to identify the possible places where such a record exists, and in particular, to find the place where an actual document may exist that mentions the birth name of a woman. Here is a basic checklist of some places to look:

 Birth Records

– Birth certificates

– Delayed birth records

– Corrected birth records

– Affidavits for correcting birth records

– Newspaper birth announcements

Oral histories

– Published biographies

– Personal diaries & journals

Marriage Records

– Marriage applications & licenses

– Marriage certificates

– Newspaper announcements

– Family Bible

Divorce Records

– Newspaper announcements

– Court proceedings

– State or county-wide vital records indexes

Death Records

– Burial permits

– Death certificates

– Newspaper announcements

– Obituaries

– Funeral records

– VA burial database online


– Sexton’s office

– Tombstone inscriptions

– Cemetery maps and indexes

Census Records

– Name of father-in-law included in a family grouping

– Brother-in-law included in a family grouping

– 1890 Veteran’s census including widows of veterans

– 1925 Iowa State Census (only U.S. census with the question, “Maiden Name of Mother?” for

every person listed).

– Names of neighbors, as clues to sibling’s names

– Clues from parents birthplace, leading to further census work

Major Databases & Indexes

– Google searching

– searching

–, et al

– RootsWeb family name searching

– Name indexes on the Internet

Vital Records Indexes & Compilations

– Kentucky birth/death index (as an example of several states available on the Internet)

– The Barbour Collection (for Connecticut, as an example of published compilations)

– New England vital records (as an example of published town reports)

– County-wide indexes, such as the many RootsWeb county pages of the Internet

Bible records

– State-wide collections, such as those at Virginia and Louisiana state archives

– Home and relatives’ sources

– Church collections (Bibles donated to churches for Sunday School)

Probate Records

– Wills

– Administration records

– Appointments of administrators/executors

– Dispositions and judgments (naming heirs)

– Estate settlements

Church Records

– Confirmations

– Marriages

– Christenings

– Baptisms

– Burials

– Death Notices

– Church membership lists

– Vestry records

Medical Records (may be accessible to close relatives only)

– Doctor’s office

– Hospital

– Nursing Home


– Civil War soldiers & sailors online index

– Correspondence

– Miscellaneous home sources

– Oral interviews

– Patriotic society membership applications

– Funeral home records

– Hospital records

– Soldier home records

– Land ownership & deed records

– Civil court records

– Criminal court records

– Newspaper articles

– Social Security applications

– Social Security job history records

– Draft registration record

– Driver’s license

– Frakturs and needlepoints (family names)

– Fraternal club record

– Homestead record

– Immigration record

– Insurance papers

– Military personnel records

– Military medical records

– Military burial records

– Naturalization records

– Personal journals and diaries

– Professional license applications

– Passports applications

– Pensions

– Queries at mags/websites

– Voter registrations

– Who’s Who/compiled biographies

Reference Works for Finding Maiden Names

The Hidden Half of the Family

In this book, Christina Schaefer spells out the various legal categories of information relevant to women’s genealogy at both the federal and state level, and furnishes a time line of important events in each state’s history regarding women and the law. The bulk of the volume consists of a review of United States laws bearing on women’s ancestry and a state-by-state breakdown of those statutes having the greatest import for finding women ancestors. In addition to the chronology, each state chapter contains notes on the periods of coverage and location of pertinent records, and a bibliography. If you are stymied by the missing women in your past, the best place to turn for solid advice is The Hidden Half of the Family.

Female Index to James Savage’s “Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England”

Because Savage’s Dictionary was originally published one volume at a time, in alphabetical order, the author never produced an index to the work as a whole. This limitation has always made it difficult to find female ancestors. Now, however, thanks to the heroic efforts of the late Patty Barthell Myers, the difficulty of finding females in Savage’s Dictionary is a thing of the past. In her book Mrs. Myers identifies every woman/girl to be found in the Dictionary. Each female appears in the Myers Index under a maiden name and, separately, under the name of her husband.

Note to Our Readers: Have you found evidence of an ancestor’s maiden name in sources other than those listed in Mr. Dollarhide’s checklist above? If so, please let us know by sending your finding to We will gather up all the responses over the next few weeks and publish them in a future edition of “Genealogy Pointers.” There are 89 items listed in the article; perhaps your source could become the 90th.

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History for Genealogists

    History for Genealogists. Using Chronological Time Lines to find and Understand Your Ancestors, by Judy Jacobson

  • With this book, accomplished author Judy Jacobson returns with a vast array of historical time lines that are guaranteed to inform your family history. Consider the following illustrations: If you have lost track of your 1880 ancestor in Iowa, have you considered that he might have moved there during the Economic Panic of 1873?
  • Your forebears were living in Texas in the 1840s, but did you know that they might have come from Kentucky as part of the “Peters’ Colony” settlement?
  • Did you know that you can learn a great deal about your ancestors if they belonged to a labor or fraternal organization like the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, or the Catholic Family Life Insurance Society?
  • As Mrs. Jacobson puts it, “The average person might define historical research as the study of the human past and genealogical research as the study of a human’s past. History lays the foundation to understand a group of people. Genealogy lays the foundation to understand a person or family using tangible evidence. Yet history also lays the foundation to understand why individuals and societies behave the way they do. It provides the building materials need to understand the human condition and provide an identity, be it for an individual or a group or an institution.”
  • The initial chapters of History for Genealogists explain the value of historical time lines. Here the reader learns the clues that time lines can suggest about hidden aspects of our ancestors’ lives. Mrs. Jacobson illustrates the virtues of time lines with several case studies.
  • The bulk of her latest volume consists of specific historical time lines that answer fundamental questions about our forebears. For example, if you are trying to learn when your ancestors left one place for another, it would be helpful to ask the question, “Why did they leave?” Did it have to do with a military conflict, social injustice, religion, disease, economic hardship, a natural disaster? No matter what the scenario, Mrs. Jacobson has a historical time line that could lead you to the explanation.
  • For example, your ancestor’s departure may have coincided with the outbreak of the Crimean War, a virulent epidemic, an earthquake, or a religious war. Other chapters pose answers to other crucial questions, such as “How did they go?” and “What route did they take?” For these conundrums Mrs. Jacobson uses time lines to lay out the history of the transportation revolutions in America (roads, rails, canals, and air travel), as well as the history of the great western trails our ancestors followed in crossing the country.
  • Mrs. Jacobson dissects the past into scores of time lines. There is a time line of the Industrial Revolution, of American immigration, and the Labor Movement. Researchers can also make use of a time line for the history of each of the 50 states and, in brief, for the rest of North America, Europe, and more.
  • History for Genealogists concludes with a helpful bibliography and an index of people and places, wars and battles. It is the one history book every genealogist should own when they are searching for fresh clues or hoping to understand what made their ancestors tick. To order your copy, please click on the following URL:
  • Also by Judy Jacobson . . .
  • A Field Guide for Genealogists
  • This handy book is designed to remove any number of stumbling blocks and to answer thousands of other practical questions that quite naturally arise during a research trip. For example, the Field Guide includes sections on the basics of dating photographs and identifying historical eras from hairstyles or clothing. Similarly, legal terms found in genealogical records are identified in one of the several glossaries–glossaries of genealogical terms, nicknames, surnames, place names, and occupations. Mrs. Jacobson provides a section on problems to anticipate at the county courthouse, offers hints for deciphering old handwriting, discusses different types of calendars, and gives time lines of American history, migration, and transportation.
  • A Genealogist’s Refresher Course
  • A Genealogist’s Refresher Course is less a how-to book than a collection of first-hand experiences, do’s and don’ts, and privileged information. The author reminds us at the outset that success in genealogy is not an overnight experience, and roadblocks and dead-ends along the way are part of the process. One of the most valuable chapters in the book contains a list of nearly 100 different kinds of sources of genealogical information, including anniversary announcements, bank statements, business licenses, memorial cards, health records, medals, newspaper clippings, subpoenas, and many other record categories that genealogists may fail to consult. It may just be the refresher course you’re looking for.