Wordless Wednesday – 78th Anniversary of Onarga (Illinois) First Presbyterian Church 1942

78th Anniversary Onarga Presby from Browns

I think this was probably a play or skit put together about the organization of the church.  Pictured are: Grace Hildenbrand, Mrs. Foley, Cozette Rice, Margaret Brown, Margaret Martin and Signe Carrington.

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Charles Park Revolutionary War Patriot

I have started again to do some serious work on some of my DAR supplemental ancestors.  Charles Park (1741-a.1820) is already an established ancestor with service as an overseer/asssessor in Rowan County, NC.  But all approved lines go through his son, Charles (1776- c1842) and his wife Mary Quick (1771- c.1840).  My line goes through Charles’ sister, Nancy Ann Parks Runyon (1768-1862) to Charles Runyon (1798-1876) to Catherine Runyon Crumerine (c 1827-1863) to Laura Maria (Luary) Crumrine Jimison (1851-1921) to Henry Erle Jimison (1881-1956) my great grandfather.  Fortunately, I inherited much of the research that my aunt who passed away in 2010 had accumulated over the years and there was a lot of info on the Runyons in it.  The Crumerine name has proven to be a challenge since I’ve seen it spelled at least 5 different ways – Crumrine, Crumerine, Cumerine, Cumrine and Krumrein – but I did locate the family on the Ohio census and an obituary abstract for Catherine so I think I can get this all pulled together shortly.

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Obituary of Robert Ellis Lindsay

Obituary of Robert Ellis Lindsay
(Appeared on page 7 of Onarga Leader Review – Thursday, September 26, 1929)

Robert Ellis Lindsay, son of Lloyd Franklin and Dolly Looker Lindsay, was born at Onarga, Illinois, May 8, 1926, and departed this life at the Gilman Community hospital, September 20, 1929, at the age of three years, four months and twelve days.
Robert was a child of sunny disposition, and had always been unusually well. He was taken acutely ill Tuesday, September 17, and, though he received all the care that could be given by medical skill and loving hands, he passed away Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock.  God in His infinite wisdom chooses the most beautiful flowers on earth for His own, just as we in picking a bouquet from our garden select the most promising buds. So he has gone to be a flower in God’s great bouquet of love.
Nearly every Sunday since he was three weeks old, Robert had been in the house of God. He attended the Sunday school of the Onarga Christian church and displayed great interest in the teachings, only recently asking his mother how he could see God. Little was it thought that when he was in his place in the Sunday school last Sunday that within a week his question would be answered.
Besides the bereaved parents, he leaves to mourn his loss, his grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Looker and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lindsay of Onarga: three aunts, Mrs. Ellis Hildenbrand of Buckley, Mrs. Kenneth Jackson of Dousman, Wisconsin, and Miss Grace Looker of Onarga; two uncles, Mr. Olin Looker of Watseka and Mr. Lester Lindsay of Onarga.
“Beckoning hands of a little one see!
Little one’s voice calling, “O Mother, to thee”
Rosy-cheeked darling, the light of our home,
Taken so early, is beckoning come.
Funeral services were held at the Onarga Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, September 22, at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Burl H. Candler, pastor of the Onarga Christian church, with Rev. E. W. Wenzel, pastor of the Onarga Presbyterian church, assisting. Sweet music was furnished by Miss Gwendolyn Frazee, who sang a solo, and by a male quartette composed of Archie Fisher, Howard Whiteside, John Eversole and Corliss Jones. Bruce Amerman was at the organ. The Misses Verna Lee, Edith Lee, Nola Clarkson, Lucille Stratton, Ruth Hockersmith, Avanell Richards, Dorothea Bostwick and Norma McGuire assisted in carrying the floral pieces which were numerous and beautiful. Willis Schumers, Virgil Greiner, Ruel Taylor and Raymond Wilson acted as pallbearers. Interment was made in the Onarga cemetery.
The out-of-town relatives who were here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson and Mrs. Ethel Thomas of Dousman, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Koon and family of Watseka; Mrs. Maggie Pease, Mrs. Edith Duff, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Dial, Mrs. Flossie Miller of Gilman; Mrs. Eva Miller of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wood of Joliet and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lindsay of Champaign.


Note: My grandfather was Lester Lindsay (1904-1969), an uncle of Robert Ellis Lindsay. My mother was 2 years old at the time of this death.  This is a picture (r to l) of Robert, my mother (who is still living) and their grandmother, Olive Myrtle Kindig Lindsay (1875-1956) – probably taken sometime in 1928.

Lindsay Cropped for Genealogy Ramblings


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