Sunday, May 01, 2016

Thomas F. Jones.


Corp Thomas F Jones, Jr.

Birth: Apr. 10, 1845, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
Death: Mar. 21, 1935, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Company H, 85th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Corporal, Age 18, enlisted June 4, 1862, 3 months: Appointed Corporal June 12, 1862.

Company F, 133rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Private, Age 19, Enlisted May 12, 1864: 100 days, mustered out August 20, 1864.

Comapny A, 5th Independent Battalion, Ohio Cavalry (6 months, 1863-64). He was recorded in this regiment but wasn't found on the rosters.

Parents: Thomas Fox Jones (1808 - 1861), Martha Jones (1809 - 1870).

Wife: Maria A Hymrod Jones (1850 - 1931).

Children: Ada E Jones (1873 - 1919), Raymond Jones (1880 - 1965).

Siblings: Theodore Jones (1832 - 1916), Thomas F Jones (1845 - 1935).

Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. ,

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sheriff's & Deputy Sheriff's Joliet Illinois

Here is a list of Sheriff's and Deputy sheriff's of Joliet ( Will ) county Illinois.
These comes from the city directories.


Albert E, Brazill  dep. sheriff.
Jacob Stetzenbach, dep sheriff.


Joseph H Ray, Sheriff.
Thomas R, Blair,deputy sheriff.
John M, Danti deputy sheriff.
John Kammerman, deputy sheriff
Alfred J, Lindgrendep county sheriff
John Notman, deputy county sheriff,
Edward G, Powers deputy county sheriff


Joseph H Ray, Sheriff.
Charles R, Backus deputy sheriff.
Thomas R, Blair deputy sheriff,
John M. Danti deputy sheriff.
Henry C, Demmond deputy sheriff.
John Kammerman, deputy sheriff
John Notman, deputy county sheriff,


Sheriff-Thomas Stevenson.
Backus Charles R, dep sheriff,
Charles R, Backus deputy sheriff.
Thomas Stevenson Sheriff.
John Notman, deputy county sheriff,
John R. Pitts deu sheriff.
Edward L, Reinhard dep sheriff.
Reuben F, Williams deputy sheriff


Lorenz Reitz, County Sheriff.
Frank Collins, deputy sheriff.
Gabriel Metzger, deputy sheriff.
Isaac T. Millspaugn deputy sheriff,


Robert Huston, county Sheriff.
John Gowran, deputy sheriff.
Thomas J. Stevenson, dep. county sheriff,

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Western Movie Starts of 1920.

Here are six Western starts with some information about them.
Push the pictures to read the information.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lyman Parcher

Capt. Lyman Parcher

Birth: 1835.
Death: Aug.28, 1893.

Wife, Mary Frances Tunison Parcher (1845 - 1929).

Burial: Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri.

101st Ohio Infantry, Co. A

Captain Lyman Parcher, Enrolled and mustered as First Lieutenant, July 24, 1862, at Columbus. Promoted to Captain, November 15, 1862. Resigned at Murfreesboro', Tenn., February 26, 1863, on account of wounds received in Battle of Pea Ridge, Mo., March 7, 1862.

 Afterwards raised a Company in the 179th Ohio; was commissioned Captain, and served to the end of the war.
Died at Marysville, Mo., August 28, 1893.


farmer, section ‘19. This popular citizen is a native of Ohio, and was born in Crawford County, January 18, 1835. His father, Samuel, was among the early settlers of Northeastern Ohio. Lyman was educated and reared in the Buckeye State. In 1856, he came to Iowa, remained a short time, returned to Ohio, and came to Iowa again in 1857. At the breaking out of the rebellion, he was among the first to tender his services to the Union cause, enlisting, in 1861, in the Fourth Iowa Infantry, as second lieutenant. of Company H.

He was severely wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge, and, after recuperating in the hospital, secured a recruiting officer’s commission, and organized Company E, of the One Hundred and First Ohio, and, as captain of this company, yet undrilled, participated at the engagements of Knob’s Gap, Stone River, and other battles.

In 1863, he was obliged to leave the service, on account of. his wound, and, after convalescing, in 1864, he recruited Company B, of the One Hundred and Seventy-ninth Ohio, and with them participated at the last battle of Nashville. He served until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. In 1866, in com with others, Captain Parcher engaged in the manufacturing of wagon material at Bucyrus, Ohio. In this industry he continued until 1868, when he sold out.

In January, 1869, he was appointed mail agent on the Pittsburgh 8: Fort Wayne Railroad, between Crestline and Chicago, which position he held until the spring of 1871, when he resigned,and came to Iowa, locating in Adams County. There he resided until the spring of 1872, when he took up his abode where he now resides His estate consists of ninety acres, adjoining the corporate limits of Maryville, on which is situated a residence, indicating comfort and prosperity.

He is also owner of valuable town property, besides land in Adams County, Iowa. The captain manifests a live interest in the progress of Nodaway County, and takes an active part in all enterprises that will further its developments, In 1878, he was elected to the office of justice of the peace. He is numbered among Nodaway's most substantial men. In 1867, Miss Mary F. Tunison, a native of Springfield, Illinois, became his wife. They have five children by this union: Fred, Josephine, Charles L., Edmond K. and Jessie M. He is a Master Mason-

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tom Mix

TomMix Joins Fox Films
New Comedy Organization Gets Famous Cowboy Photo- player—Eight Years With Selig.

TOMMIX, cowboy, rough rider, motion picture actor, scenario writer and director, has signed with the William Fox forces and will immediately begin work on a series of western comedies for the Fox film comedy program. The engagement of Mr. Mix for Fox film comedies marks the first change America's most famous cowboy has made in his picture career. For eight years he was leading man with Selig and his followers are numbered by the hundreds of thousands in all parts of the world. For staging the Mix comedies Mr. Fox has leased a large tract of land on the Winna Brown ranch, near Los Angeles, erected a complete western city from dance hall to under taking establishment and arranged for the maintenance of a large stock farm to furnish horses and cattle for the films.  Opposite

Mr. Mix, when he begins work for Fox film comedies, will be Victoria Forde. who has played his female leads ever since he has been in pictures.

TomMix is one of the most picturesque figures on the Pacific Coast. He is typically a westerner and unmistakably a cowboy, always wearing a sombrero, which fits exactly with his rugged virile eatures. He is a familiar character in and about Los Angeles.

++ Moving Picture World, 1917.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

John Edward ("Grit"), Bruce.

BRUCE, John Edward ("Grit"), newspaper correspondent, historian; born at Piscataway, Md., Feb. 22, 1856; son of Robert and Martha Allen (Clark) Bruce; self-educated; married Florence A. Bishop, of Cleveland, O., Sept. 10, 1895. Established.

 The Argus (weekly newspaper) at Washington, D. C, 1879, the Sunday Item, 1880; editor The Republican, of Norfolk, Va., 1882; associate editor and business manager the "Commonwealth," Baltimore, Md., 1884; established Grit, Washington, 1884; under name of "Bruce Grit," paid contributor to Boston Transcript, Albany Argus, Buffalo Express, Sunday Gazette and Sunday Republic of Washington; member literary bureau of Republican National Committee, 1900. Established Yonkers (N. Y.) Weekly Standard, 1908; American correspondent to African Times and Orient Review, London, Eng.

Probation officer in Yonkers since 1910; a founder and president Negro Society for Historical Research. Republican. Methodist. Mason; member Order of African Redemption (Liberia) African Society (London). Author (children's book): Biography of Eminent Negroes, 1910; wrote (pamphlets) The Blood Red Record (a history of lynching in the South), 1905; The Blot of the Scutcheon; The Nation, the Law, the Citizen Their Relation Each to the Other; Concentration of Energy; No Heaven for the Black Man.

Address:146 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N. Y.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Morris W. Lasure

Morris W. Lasure.

Birth: 1843, Montgomery County, Ohio.
Death: Sep. 12, 1928.

Wife: Cassandra Fox Lasure.

Children: Ella, Ida, Hamilton S., Sanford W., Samuel E. Lasure.

Burial: Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

Mr. Lasure was Marshal of Fairfield Ohio from 1910 -1914.

Ohio State Records.
Fourth Ohio Cavalry, Co. H.

Lasure, Morris, Private, Age 18 Enlisted Sept. 16, 1861 For,3 yrs captured and paroled Oct. 18, 1862, at battle of Kington, Ky.; mustered out with company July 15, 1865; veteran.