Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dianne Lee Small

Searching for family of Dianne Lee Small. She was the daughter of Roscoe D. & Oma (Schirtzinger) Small and was born about July 1952 in the Newark, Ohio area. Roscoe was killed in Korea in 1953 when Dianne was about 10 months old. Please contact me if you have any information on this family.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Clifford James Amick

Clifford James Amick 

Clifford James Amick, age 74, of Elmwood, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie. 

He was born April 14, 1934 in Menomonie WI to Clyde and Ruth (O’Bryan) Amick . He served in the United States Army. 

Clifford is survived by: 
His children, 
Clifford Amick 
Joseph Amick 
Sandra Ekstrom-Schultz 
Jonathon Amick 
Patty Ferr 
Peggy Williams 
Mark Amick 
Susan Amick 
Carson Amick 
Marcia Berry 
35 Grandchildren 
13 Great-Grandchildren 
His Siblings, 
Marjorie Heller 
Sylvia Heller 
Ida Eastland 

Clifford was preceded in death by his son William “Billy” Amick, four grandchildren, his parents, Clyde and Ruth (O’Bryan) Amick, his siblings Thelma Amick, Maxine Scheel, Clarence Amick, Donald Amick. 

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2008 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, WI with Rev. John Beery officiating. Friends and family are welcome at the funeral home two hours prior to the service. Burial will be at Irvine Creek Cemetery in the town of Menomonie, Dunn County. 

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Looking for Descendants of Benjamin T. Small

Generation 1

1.       Benjamin T. Small was born about 1899 in Parkersburg, WV. He married Ruth E. Rockwell, daughter of Clyde George Rockwell and Estella Ethel Hanger. She was born in Nov 1899. She died on 29 May 1962 in Mount Vernon, Knox Co., OH.

Children of Benjamin T. Small and Ruth E. Rockwell are:

i.        Harold Wayne Small, B: 08 Jul 1924 in OH, D: 27 Jun 1989 in Newark, Licking Co., OH.

ii.       Eugene L. Small, B: Abt. 1926 in West Virginia. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ruth E. Small

Mount Vernon (O.) News
Thursday, May 31, 1962

Mrs. Ruth E. Small, 62, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at her home on Route 1, east of Mount Vernon.

She was a life-long resident here and attended the First Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bennie T. Small; two sons, Eugene of Hawthorne, Calif., and Harold Wayne of Newark; 11 grandchildren; and her father, Clyde Rockwell of Mount Vernon.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Flowers Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Rodger Sillars officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Estella Ethel Rockwell

Mount Vernon (Ohio) News
Monday, July 12, 1942

Estella Ethel Rockwell, 61, Beech street, died at 10 a.m. today in Mercy hospital after an illness of one year.

She leaves her husband, Clyde; one daughter, Ruth, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Wade Bennett of Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. Sherman Ackerman of Oakland, Cal., Mrs. Earl McCurdy of Toledo, and Mrs. John Coile of Mount Vernon; one brother, Chester Hanger of Mount Vernon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Milelr & O'Bryan funeral parlors with the Rev. H. C. Mayhew officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral parlors after noon Tuesday.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Margaret (Gibson) Atherton, great grandmother of Rebecca Jane (Smith) Rockwell

Apparently Margaret was born in Ireland and died from eating "poisoned fish". Records indicate Margaret and her husband, Thomas, are buried in the same plot. However, a stone for Thomas does not exist.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lahmon Family

Working on a family history project and looking for descendants of Earl J. & Elizabeth Lahmon. Earl was born about 1903 in Ohio. He was the son of James Lahmon & Nellie Rockwell. Earl & Elizabeth had 5 children. Ruby was born about 1923, Russell was born about 1925, and James was born about 1929. The names of the other 2 children are unknown. In 1932 the family was living in Detroit, Michigan. In 1958 the family was living in Maple City, Michigan. No other information is known at this time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Need Help in Locating Members of the Lahmon Family

Descendants of Nellie M. Rockwell

Generation 1

1.       Nellie M. Rockwell-1 was born on 10 Jul 1884 in Ohio. She died on 04 Sep 1958. She married James W. Lahmon about 1900, son of Gilbert B. Lahmon and Elizabeth ???. He was born about Apr 1868 in Ohio. He died on 03 Dec 1932 in Licking, OH.

Child of Nellie M. Rockwell and James W. Lahmon is: 
2. i. Earl J. Lahmon, B: Abt. 1903 in Ohio
Generation 2

2.       Earl J. Lahmon-2(Nellie M.-1) was born about 1903 in Ohio. He married Elizabeth ???.

Children of Earl J. Lahmon and Elizabeth ??? are:

i.        Ruby Lahmon, B: Abt. 1923.

ii.       Russell Lahmon, B: Abt. 1925.

iii.      James Lahmon, B: Abt. 1930.

iv.      ? Lahmon.

v.       ? Lahmon.

Ray A. Flora Obituary

Ray A. Flora, age 61, of Birchwood, WI died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Ray was born November 2, 1947 to Earl and Margaret (Reed) Flora in Menomonie, WI. They moved to Birchwood where he graduated from the Birchwood High School. He then entered the US Marine Corp serving in Vietnam, and after receiving an Honorable Discharge as a MC Sgt, he returned to Birchwood where he farmed and drove truck.

Ray Flora is survived by 7 sisters, Darda Flora of Rice Lake, WI, Ruth Flora of Birchwood, WI, Jane Story of Birchwood, WI, Mary Peters of Brimfield, IL, Lucy Strand of Stone Lake, WI, Koneta Bierchell of Partlow, VA and Christine Flora of Hayward, WI; 5 brothers, Earl Flora of Birchwood, WI, Lee Flora of Red Granite, WI, Noel Flora of Birchwood, WI, Samuel Flora of Reno, NV and Clint Flora of Birchwood, WI; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Margaret Flora and a brother, Randy Flora.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, January 16, 2009 at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI, Rev. Lawrence Hawley officiating. Spring interment will be in the Irving Creek Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 11 AM - 1 PM Friday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dorothy Eleanor Rockwell

ROCKWELL - Dorothy Eleanor, daughter of Bro. Sharon and Sister Edna Rockwell, was born Oct. 25 and died Oct 27, 1922. Father, mother, one brother and other relatives survive to mourn their loss. Shorts services were conducted by the brethren at the residence. A.A. Neff

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Obituaries Needed

Charles Beckholt, died 31 May 1962 in Knox Co., OH

Emma (Sheehee) Rockwell

Estella (Hanger) Rockwell, died 12 July 1942 in Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH

Hattie (Rockwell) Beckholt, died 13 May 1930

Laura (Bainter) Rockwell, died 17 January 1982 in Claypool, IN

Robert Rockwell, died in February 1966 in Mt. Vernon, OH

Rutha Rockwell

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Man Who Carried A Drum

John Henry Rockwell served during the Civil War with Company F, 121st OVI. Harvey Chapman, The Man Who Carried a Drum, also served in the 121st OVI.

28th. Thursday morning. Marched at 6 o’clock A.M. Marched for Ringguild [Ringgold.] Crossed the Chickamaugee River at 11 o’clock on a foot log. The whole brigade had to cross on two-foot briges that consisted of a single log acrost, we were over two hours in getting over. We marched within one mile of Ringould and waited for dinner. After dinner we marched down through the town. The best of the town had been burned by Gen Thomas at the time of the Battle of Chickamaugee because the citizens fired at our troops from their bildings. All encamped at Tunnel Hill about one-and-one-half miles the other side of town. Our Regt. was on picket duty that night.
—From the diary of Harvey Amasa Chapman

Experience an unforgettable journey into the minds, hearts, and daily lives of a family who lived through the American Civil War. In over one hundred actual letters and a camp diary, the lives of author David Chapman’s great-grandfather, Harvey Amasa Chapman, his family and friends are faithfully transcribed to capture every compelling detail. Their words reveal the intimate and heartfelt truths they shared as they endured one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
Profoundly moving and incredibly timely, The Man Who Carried a Drum: 108 War Letters and Love Letters of a Civil War Medic resonates with the struggles Americans face today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Russell L. Rockwell

Russell L. Rockwell 
MOUNT VERNON — Russell L. Rockwell, 69, of Mount Vernon died Nov. 8, 2006 at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Mount Vernon. He had been affiliated with Rockwell Furniture for 50 years, retiring in 2005 as the owner.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie Pembrook Rockwell, to whom he had been married six years; a son, Randall L. (Linda) Rockwell of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Renee S. Rockwell of Mount Gilead; his parents, Roy L. and Esther (Kinney) Rockwell of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Alexis, Tony, Dustin and Troy; two stepsons, Terry Wells and Tim (Missy) Wells of Mount Vernon; four stepdaughters, Susan (Ralph) Rice of Mount Vernon, Brenda (Steve) Spearman of Mount Vernon, Vicki (Dan) Kinney of Fredericktown and Melinda (Michael) Walker of Mount Vernon; a sister, Marilyn (Charles) Parker of Johnstown.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Mid-Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed online at

Saturday, March 6, 2010

John Daniel Rockwell

Furnished by Orvel & Dolores (Rockwell) Gish

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Descendants of Clyde George Rockwell

1. Clyde George Rockwell was born on 19 Mar 1876 in Ohio. He died on 09 Sep 1968
in Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH. He married Estella Ethel Hanger in 1899,
daughter of William Hanger and Mary Moxley. She was born on 04 Sep 1880 in
Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH. She died on 12 Jul 1942 in Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH.

Child of Clyde George Rockwell and Estella Ethel Hanger is:

i. Rutha E. Rockwell, B: Nov 1899.

The 1900 US Federal Census shows Clyde living in Liberty Township, Knox County, Ohio. His wife, Stella, and daughter, Ruth, are also shown at the same location.

The 1910 Federal Census shows Clide (sic) living in Clinton Township, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio with his wife, Stella, and daughter, Ruth.

The 1920 Federal Census shows Clyde living in Clinton Township, Knox County, Ohio with his wife, Stella, and daughter, Ruth.

The US Federal Census in 1930 shows Clyde and Stella living in Morris Township, Knox County, Ohio. Clyde’s father, John, is also living with them.

What happened to Clyde and Estella’s daughter, Rutha? Did she pass away between 1910 and 1920? Did she marry and leave Knox County? We have found no trace of her in the 1920 and 1930 census records in Knox County.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Noah & Mary (Rockwell) Flora Family Reunion

The reunion will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010 in New Carlisle, Ohio. We hope to see you there. Please contact me for additional details.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Clyde Rockwell

Mount Vernon News
Tuesday, September 10, 1968 Page 10

Clyde Rockwell, 92, died Monday at 7:30 a.m. in the Knox County Home after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Knox County.

Mr. Rockwell is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Flora of Lima, and two brothers, John of North Manchester, Ind., and Sharon of Grand Blanc, Mich.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Rodger Sillars officiating. Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Francis Robert Flora


Francis Robert Flora, 83, Ottawa, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Overland Park Regional Hospital in Overland Park. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. He was born July 9, 1926, in Menomonie, Wis., to Noah Henry Flora and Mary (Rockwell) Flora.

He lived a majority of his life in the Ottawa area.

He was employed at Buildex, owned his own floor covering service and also worked five or six years for Crooks Floor coverings and 11 years for Nitcher Floor Service.

Later, he and his wife worked for the Corps of Engineers as gate attendants and camp ground managers, the first year at Kanapolis Lake and then nine years at Pomme de Terre in Missouri, retiring in 1997.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed reading and watching the “Duke”, John Wayne. He was an avid collector of Indian trinkets.

He married Betty Pauline Jones July 15, 1944, at Menomonie, Wis. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include five daughters, Wanda Crooks and her husband, Dick, Ottawa, Carol Beckner and her husband, Ken, Belen, N.M., Betty Archer and her husband, Wayne, Ottawa, Marg Dunkin and her husband, Dale, Ottawa, Kathy Miller and her husband Calvin, Ottawa; a son, David Flora and his wife, Joanna, Ottawa; two brothers, Kenneth Flora, Covington, Ohio, and Robert Flora, Pleasant Hill, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Elizabeth and Noah Henry Flora; a daughter, Mary Frances Flora; four brothers, Harvey, Earl, Donald and Carl Flora; a sister, Hazel Flora; and a grandson, Darrin Crooks.

Inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Lung Association in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through and made at

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