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Sep. 11th, 2009

09:15 am - Anna M. (Flaharty) Smalley

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Hello fellow genealogy lovers, I've been using Ancestry.com and have been researching much of my family history for 6 years (I'm 18). My paternal grandfather is the hardest to find information on past his own parents because he came over to the States from Germany at the age of 2.

I am trying to find more information on my paternal grandma's grandmother. Her maiden name is Flaharty (as written in my grandma's Ancestry book) and she was married to William Henry Smalley on March 1, 1888. Her name is Anna M. (not sure what the M stands for) but, as with other ancestors, I'm not sure if it was listed with an alternate first and last name for spelling.

She was born in Illinois (no further information on city- not 100% sure this state is accurate) August 18, 1865 and died in Hobart, Lake (county), Indiana February 7, 1931. I am paying for worldwide (bullshit since I can't find anything in Germany) for a month on Ancestry.com but still am very frustratingly limited with factual sources.


Help please and thank you!

Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated

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From:littleanomaly
Date:September 11th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
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The IL marriage index online goes up to 1900 (a few counties aren't complete yet, but I think it's only 2 or 3) It gives the county and occasionally the town, IIRC.

http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html
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From:littleanomaly
Date:September 11th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Actually a quick look (very quick look, I just had my wisdom teeth out, so I suggest double checking me :)

Here are the William H Smalley's they had

SMALLEY, WILLIAM H LUTHER, DELIA C 1895-07-31 00C/0139 00008678 CHRISTIAN
SMALLEY, WILLIAM HENRY SPARROW, LUCY 1893-06-23 2 /77 4159 TAZEWELL

There are also entries for Smally. Did they get married in IN instead? You should be able to request a copy of the marriage cert from either the county itself or from the state archives. Hope this helps!
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From:pajamapockets
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I do think I have the right William H (thanks for filling me in, I did find a lot of them!) but whenever I look up maiden names of women... the trail gets cold. I've found a few Anna M. Smalleys (or whomever I am trying to research at the time), but the maiden name is either wrong or the spelling is different.

Anyway, thanks, and good luck healing with your wisdom teeth! I just had all 4 of mine pulled out a couple of months ago.
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From:sharpchick
Date:September 11th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
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(Cross posted from your question in genealogy

Have you already found the Smalley graves in Crown Hill Cemetery?

There are four of them, including Anna and her hubby.
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From:pajamapockets
Date:September 12th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)
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Yes, thank you! The two other's listed are my Grandma's aunt and uncle.
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