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

Copied from The Vindicator

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