Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | John Wesley Faulkner {Gen 4}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.


John Wesley Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Twp, Kosciusko Co, Indiana September 7th 1850, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

John W married Alice V Norris September 2nd 1874 in Kosciusko Co, Indiana.

The couple had five children: all born Kosciusko Co, IN

  • Lillie M Faulkner b. 28 May 1876 d. 29 Apr 1955 m. George Campbell no issue
  • Lura Olive Faulkner b. 30 Jul 1877 d. 2 Oct 1964 m. James R Winsley
  • Lulu Addie Faulkner b. 1 Aug 1879 d. 6 Sep 1905 m. George W Winsley
  • Loyal Clyde Faulkner b. 5 Aug 1883 d. 28 May 1968 m. Eva M Headlee
  • Lyman Mark Faulkner b. 16 Aug 1885 d. 19 Jan 1959 m. Fannie F Clover

John W Faulkner was a farmer in Kosciusko Co, Indiana his whole life. From "A standard history of Kosciusko County, Indiana" by Lemuel W. Royse: "John W. Faulkner. One of the enterprising and progressive men who are principally engaged in agricultural pursuits in Kosciusko County, John W. Faulkner brought to his calling excellent judgment and good business methods, and his labors have been crowned with success. He owns a good and well managed farm of 160 acres in Monroe Township, 3 1/2 miles south of Pierceton on rural route No. 2. 
  Mr. Faulkner was born in this township September 7, 1850, son of Nelson and Julia A. (King) Faulkner. His father was born in New York State and his mother in Ohio. Nelson Faulkner came to Indiana at the age of twenty-one, and became a resident of Kosciusko County. The King family came to the state in pioneer times and first located at Kendallville, and afterwards moved to Noble County, where they died. Nelson Faulkner and wife had six children, four of whom are still living: Barbara, wife of Mr. Hoagland, of Warsaw; John W; Louisa, wife of William Klingle; Hannah, wife of William Mounson; Rachel, who married John Kegg, and is now deceased; and Isaac N., deceased. 
  John W. Faulkner spent his early days on the old farm in Monroe Township, was educated in the common schools, and lived at home until his parents moved to Pierceton. On September 2, 1874, he married Miss Alice V. Norris.
  Mrs. Faulkner was born in Wabash County, Indiana, December 9, 1854, but was brought to Kosciusko County as a child by her parents, who located in Monroe Township. Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner have the following children living: Lilly M., wife of George W. Campbell; Lura 0., wife of James R. Winsley; Lula A., wife of George W. Winsley; Loyal C, who married Eva M. Headlee and lives on an adjoining farm ; and Lyman M., who married Fannie F. Clover and is a farmer in Monroe Township.
  The family are members of the Christian Church and Mr Faulkner is a Republican."

John W Faulkner died suddenly on December 27th 1936 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 86 years old. John is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co, IN.

Alice V Norris Faulkner died November 1st 1941. She was 86 years old. She is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery alongside her husband.


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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Book Of The Week: A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California


A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of
 Representative Citizens of Northern California
Including Biographies of Many of Those who Have Passed Away

Standard Genealogical Publishing Company, 1901 - California - 831 pages




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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Barbara Ann Faulkner {Gen 4}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.


Barbara Ann Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wabash Co, Indiana March 18th 1849, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

Barbara married Jeremiah R Hoagland in Kosciusko Co, Indiana on September 27th 1866.

The couple had seven children: all born Kosciusko Co, IN

  • Lamora Hoagland b. 1 Nov 1867 d. 29 Sep 1947 m. John Rhodes
  • Edwin C Hoagland b. Sep 1869 d. 1936 m. (1) Laura M Lucas (2) Florence I Todd
  • Charles Hoagland b. 3 Mar 1873 d. 21 Feb 1941 m. Effie J Crouse
  • Grace D Hoagland b. 26 Jul 1979 d. 15 Dec 1949 m. Ancil L Sellers
  • Maude Hoagland b. 2 Sep 1880 d. 11 Feb 1963 m. (1) Arthur A Downing (2) Edward Flook
  • Arthur Hoagland b. Jul 1884 D. UNK
  • Lena F Hoagland b. 4 Sep 1892 d. 20 Sep 1943 m. Ralph R Whitney

Jeremiah Hoagland was a farmer in Kosciusko Co, Indiana. He served as a private in the Indiana Calvary during the Civil War. Upon completion of his service, Jeremiah married Barbara, thirteen years his junior, and the couple began their family.

Jeremiah Hoagland died July 12th 1906 and is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co, IN. He left his widow a substantial farm and homestead. At the time he wrote his will his son Arthur had been "absent from home and unheard from" since about 1902.

Barbara Ann Faulkner Hoagland died October 16th 1918 an is buried alongside her husband in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Her will names her seven children, stating that son Arthur was still "absent from home and unheard from". 

I have yet to discover the whereabouts of Arthur.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Book Of The Week: Woman's Who's who of America



Woman's Who's who of America
A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women 
of the United States and Canada, 
1914-1915

John William Leonard

American Commonwealth Company, 1914 - Women - 961 pages



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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | George W Faulkner {Gen 4}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.


George W Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Cass Co, Michigan September 1st 1869, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Alvina Akerly.

George married (1) Vinnie Reist (1876-1944) in Eden, Mason Co, MI February 1st 1893. He married (2) UNK (?-1918) about 1912 whereabouts unknown. He married (3) Bertha Merritt (1889-?) in Grand Rapids, MI September 21st 1920. He married (4) Anna Boom (1869-1933) in Grand Rapids, Kent Co, MI on April 27th 1922. He married (5) Dena H Speer (1883-1961) in Elkhart Co, IN January 25th 1934.

George and Vinnie had six children: all born Mason Co, MI

  • Florence Edith Faulkner b. 12 Nov 1893 d. 21 Jul 1916
  • Gladys Faulkner b. 1 May 1897 d. 1 Nov 1947 m. (1) Howard C Bright (2) Norman L Dewar
  • Pearl Ruth Faulkner b. Apr 1900 d. 1966 m. Glen H Tossey
  • Clifford Raymond Faulkner b. 27 May 1905 d. 20 Nov 1951 m. Agnes C Denhof
  • Willard R Faulkner b. 7 Feb 1910 d. 30 May 1976 m. Gertrude Veltmann
  • George Lyle Faulkner b. 1 Oct 1912 d. 6 Nov 1975 never married *

George had several professions in his lifetime. He was a railroad conductor during the time his children were young. Later he was a farmer and eventually became a salesman in the real estate industry.

George had trouble staying married. He claimed to have divorced Vinnie, wife #1, in 1911 which brings up the question of paternity with son George Lyle. He married briefly wife #2, who is as yet nameless and supposedly died in 1918 (according to George). George married for a third time Bertha Merritt a woman 20 years his junior. George and Bertha divorced four months later in January of 1921. George married a fourth time widow Anna (Boom) Tazlaar. They stayed married until Anna's death in 1933. George tried again, marrying for the fifth time widow Dena H (Speer) Stem. They remained married until George's death.

Vinnie herself was remarried twice. First in 1924 to David Sturtevant who deserted her shortly after the marriage. Vinnie filed for divorce in May 1926 and married again in June 1926 to Frank E Harkness. They remained married until Vinnie's death.

George W Faulkner died May 15th 1940 and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Marion, Osceola Co, MI with his daughter Florence.

Vinnie Reist Faulkner Sturtevant Harkness died Jan 25 1944 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon, Muskegon Co, MI alongside her husband Frank Harkness.


Anyone with further information on George W Faulkner is encouraged to contact me.


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