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 Ancestry.com, 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.