Sunday, March 6, 2011

Look-Up Please

We get a lot of requests for look-ups and I post them either to the blog or forum, try to find additional information where I can, send countless letters to newspapers for obituaries and browse pictures of tombstones from all over the county sites. Below is a query from a lady looking for a look-up. If you are willing to do look-ups from books, newspapers or wander through cemeteries, please respond and I will list you on the website. It is all an interactive project and without your help, the task cannot be completed.


I noticed that you have listed only two areas of research with regard to
individuals willing to do look-ups. Is there anyone who does death/burial

I am looking for the burial place for Elizabeth Seibert Duncan Garrett (Mrs.
William Garrett) who was last found in the 1900 census living in Township
28, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. She died sometime prior to the 1910
census as her husband, William appears in the 1910 census as a widower but
in Pawnee. I've checked Pawnee for Elizabeth's burial but did not find it.
Not knowing OK history, I've concluded that she was living in 1900 in what
is now Washington County and that she likely died there. That is why I'm
contacting you about research.

If you would be so kind as to respond to my request for a look-up contact, I
would be most grateful. Thank you.

Carol Kreider

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Obituary of Mary Sue Weldon Hestand

Obituary written by eldest daughter: (Cathy) Katy Lynn Hestand - Mary Sue Hestand went to meet her Lord and maker at 7:40pm on 8 Feb 2011. She was born 19 Dec 1931 just outside of Cleveland, Pawnee, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Ruby Irene Storm & Leo Garth Weldon. She is proceeded in death her husband, William Lee Hestand; by sister Leona Belle Pogue and brother John Phillip Weldon; her step mother Margaret Weldon, and a step brother Jimmy Seaton. She is survived by her brother, Lewis, & her four children, Cathy (Katy), Mark Lee, Daniel Garth, & Teresa Irene Hestand. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Matthew William Horn and Heather Michelle Horn. Matthew's wife is wife Joanna Horn and their children are Savannah Maree, Emily Ann & Carter Daniel Horn. Heather Michelle has one child, her son, Bryson. Momma will be missed so much by everybody that knew her, she was the most giving person, driving people to do their shopping, opening her home to a lady from Australia, and giving herself for research, so that others could heal.