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Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Madness

I have a problem with my Whiting line. I have run into this huge brick wall and it really hurts. I just can not seem to go through it or around it or even over it. So I decided I will have to rip it down one brick at a time.

My grandmother Ruth Gwendola Converse's mom's line has been a thorn in my side for a very long time and I am removing that thorn ASAP!!!!

Her mother was Annabella Whiting born 27 Apr 1875 near Cherokee, IA and died 2 Nov 1963 in Arlington, SD buried 5 Nov 1963 in Arlington Cemetery. She married Theron Converse. I have her obituary, she was 88yrs old when she passed. It mentions a Mrs. Lyle Whiting from Aurelia, IA. It mentions she made her home with her grandmother after the death of her mother. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was baptised in the Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Women's Soc etorfyCitiansup W.S.C.S. (This is how it appears in newspaper) Also mentions 1/2 brother John Whiting of Roy, NM.

Her folks were Joseph Whiting born 1838 in England and Lucy Wilkinson born 14 Jul 1849 in Wisconsin.

Now I have heard stories that he had two wives and a son named John Whiting who owned a gas station using their last name in Roy, New Mexico.

So there you have it!!!!
My plans for further research
I need to get a death certificate for Annabella which I have tried to do several times, but will not give up. Track down some census records on her father which I have tried on, no luck yet.

I will be keeping you posted on my progress and any suggestions please let me have them. Can use all the help I can get.

This wall will be crumbling sooner or later.

Happy hunting my friends.


  1. 1870 New Wine, Dubuque, Iowa

    1860 Same place, parents James and Sarah.

    Let me know if the links don't work.

  2. Thank you so much for helping me. Sorry it has taken me so long to response Life get away from me sometimes. This really helped.

    Love Gwen