Archived Queries


Looking for burial place and other information:
KABLER,Charles Speece,b,5-7-1823,d.12-9-1893 in Sanford FL
mar. Adessa Forman 1856 in Mansfield OH,
Dua. Lula Alexandria Kabler 1863-1917, died Clearwater, FL,
Mar. John William NEWMAN in Sanford, at least 2 > ch b. in Sanford
     Nadine Virginia-1889-1962
     Winifred Douglas-1893-1973
     Margaret Early-1897-1977
     Charles Kabler,Sr-1979
Any lead at all will be appreciated;
Chas. K. Newman,Jr

25 March 2000


I am looking for any surviving relatives or any information about Grady H. BENNETT (b. 3-12-1892 in GA), 1520 Grant St., Longwood, who died at the FL Hospital Altamonte on April 5, 1984.  He was married to Nettie Crawford and had worked as a hotel clerk.
Also, is there someone out there willing to do a look-up?  If so, I need a copy of his obituary. I assume it would have been in any local papers and/or The Orlando Sentinel.  I will gladly pay expenses for copying and mailing if it is found. THANKS!

A.C. Merritt

4 February 2000


John Brown RING (b. Dec 1881, Athens, OH), of Lake Mary, Orange Co.,
FL,  married Alma Elizabeth SJOBLOM of the same place on June 3, 1907.She
was born in FL abt 1886, dau. of A. E. & T. E. (BLOOMQUIST) SJOBLOM, both
natives of Sweden. The Rings had the following children in Orange Co.,
FL, before they moved to Gallia Co., OH in 1915:
Cora E., b. ca. 1908, Alma C., b. ca. Mar 1909, William, b. ca. 1911,
John, b. ca. 1912, and Frederick, b. ca. Aug 1914. In Ohio, they had at least
one more child, Charles, b. ca. Oct 1916, and they were living there in the
1920 census, but there the record stops. Have many photos and stories,
&c., to share with descendants; grateful for any info.

Contact: D. C. F. Davisson (

3 February 2000

Searching for info. on OGLESBY, BENNETT, YATES,  My GGGrandfather was LEWIS OGLESBY who was
married to VINA YATES OGLESBY, My GGrandfather was one of their sons, JAMES MORRIS OGLESBY,
who married MARY ANN BENNETT  who's father was JOHN BENNETT from Ware County, Georgia.Any
info. would be appreciated!

27 January 2000

Would be grateful for any info on WYLLIE family of Sanford.  Henry Shaw
WYLLIE & Adeline Emily COBB attended the Holy Cross Episcopal Church around
1886-1900.  Adeline died 13 May 1889 as well as her newborn son Nigel
WYLLIE. Have picture of her tombstone but don't know where it's located -
perhaps Holy Cross graveyard if there is one.  Other children in family are:
Alfred, Robert, Henry, Stanley, Lucy, Lillie, Louise, and Edith.  Before
moving to Sanford they lived on Johns Lake near Oakland.  Thanks.
    Bob Foran  -  Connecticut   

2 January 2000


Searching for parents of Alexander Delatore THURSTON who married Elizabeth HERBST in Jersey City, NJ ca 1881.  Their sons, Peter, Harry & Fred moved to Sanford ca 1923.  Fred farmed in Sanford until 1961.  Hoping some Seminole County HERBST descendents can help.  Thanks.  Helen Terwilleger Zebley



Looking for any information on Charles Dahlgren Brumley b 5 Aug 1856,
Natchez, Adams Co., Miss or Tensas Parish La.  married - Ida Baker 1 Feb
1884, Tallahassee, Fla.  She was born 13 Oct 1862 Chippewa Falls, Minn.
They had two children: Charles Stratton Brumley b 1885 & Mary/Marie
Louise Williams Brumley b 1887.

Two letters written by Charles Brumley in 1928 & 1930 show his address
as Magnolia Ave. Sanford, Fla. & mentions that his orange groves had not
done well.   His daughter had children in a nearby school.  Her married
name is not known.   Son Charles Stratton Brumley m Isabella Eichner in
Geneva, Fla.  Date not known.   C.D. Brumley & Ida B. Brumley are listed
on the Sanford GenWeb Page as being buried in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Thank you.  Anne Baker



I am trying to find descendants of Hiram Shannon and his wife Annie Wise. They moved from Richland County, SC to Sanford, Florida. I am related to both of them.  They were alive in the 1930's. Hiram was a school teacher.

John Howell


Looking for info on Charlie E. or Charles Eston Lightfoot.  All I know
is he was born around 1893, was from Florida, and was part Indian.
He was a salesman and was in Tennessee in 1920 and may have died in
1920.  He is in my family tree and I can't find out anything about him.
If there are other relatives of his or anyone who knows anything please
let me know.
Joyce Lightfoot White


I am trying to find info on my father who was born in Sanford, FL on June 20 1906 to Porter & Charlotte Sharp.  She was remarried to John Christopher.  My fathers name was William Floyd Sharp.  Thank you for any help.
Bobby Adkins

Looking for more information on my greatuncle, Lloyd Fargo Boyle.  He
moved to the Sanford area in the 1930/40 and served as a state senator
from there.  {Died around 1955} He was probably born in Oak Park, IL where his brother,
Stephen Franklin Boyle, my grandfather, was born in 1905.
His wife's name was Rosa Coke. {Died Jan. 1993 according to SSDI}
They had one son, name unknown, and a daughter Dyal (sic) Boyle.
Bill Boyle

Nels SWANSON moved to Seminole Co., FL when ill health set in.  He set out
orange groves, but the crops were froze out.  He had formerly worked for the RR
and invented the car coupler that is still used today, and also invented tools
for the coal miners as he was a blacksmith.  Children:  SWANSON, Lawrence b
August 10, 1879, perhaps elsewhere, married Lauretta Swanson (Adopted) of WI.
SWANSON, Adolph was born in Seminole Co. and married Ruby Jersey of WI.
Lawrence and Adolph are brothers.  I am looking for any information on this
Karolyn Roberts
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Need to find parents, birth, death, and marriage info on my great aunt Clementine ST PIERRE (maiden name) who lived in the Sanford area in the twenties and thirties and likely much earlier than that. Her parents were French-Canadians and she may have been born in Canada, New York, Minnesota, or another state. Birthdate would be before 1868. Her siblings included Walter, Clara, Albert, and Joseph. None lived in Florida other than possibly Clara. Clementine may have married in Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, or Florida. She did marry and raised a daughter in Florida (name unknown). Need any information on spouse's name, children, and her parents. Judy Thomas

Seeking information on Gaston M. JACOBS b:March 19, 1854 Whiteville, Columbus Co. N.C. married to Mary Ann Long b: Jan 1855 in NC. Alice Lenora JACOBS b: sep 9, 1861 in Columbus co., N.C. died Jan 25, 1901 in Chuluota, FL married William Owne Simmons. Thomas JACOBS,b: 1867 Olive Seretta JACOBS b: may 30, 1867 in NC m Francis M. Store b: 1867 in Fl Noah C. JACOBS B: Jan 13, 1871in Chuluota, Orange Co., FL died 1942. I am seeking information leading to living relatives of these people. They are tied into my Jacobs family of Volusia Co. by family lore and need help establishing the link. Father of this family is William C. JACOBS Mother Dorcas Elizabeth LONG. Linda C. Shaw

 Looking to exchange info on the JACOBS & LONG families of Chuluota & Oviedo. My grandmother was Dorcas Mary Ann JACOBS who m Benjamin Franklin SIMMONS. Dorcas was the daughter of William C. JACOBS & Dorcas Elizabeth LONG. Please email FSimmons Thank you!