Douthitt, Harry (Family)
My grandfather, John Douthit of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was born to Sarah (Sally) Gross and Harry Douthitt, February 5, 1915. His father left and he was raised by his mother. He knew that his father moved to Oklahoma City, but never did contact him and he did not allow his children to attempt to find him. My mother and I are working to fill in the holes in our family tree. I have placed several phone calls to various Douthitts in Oklahoma, statewide. We have researched various genealogy websites and also have had no luck as of yet.
The name Douthitt was originally spelled with the two Ts at the end; however, my grandfather chose to drop one of the Ts. I assume that any descendants of Harry Douthitt spell their name in the original form. If anyone has any information, or if anyone is a descendant of a Harry Douthitt who lived in Oklahoma City in the 1920s or later, I certainly would appreciate any information you may have.
I have a little info on the Weilers—Leonard & Christina, parents of Catherine, Martha & Gertrude. Trying to find parents of Leonard and Christina, also more info on the Trompeters and Trenkels. Catherine Weiler married Peter Trompeter (both buried Lebanon Cemetery, behind Hebron playground). Children of Peter and Catherine—Gertrude m. Walter Glassmoyer, Marie, Margaret J., Frank, Joseph R., Henry A., Charles W., John, Christine (Christina), Elizabeth, Frederich, Catherine and Agnes. Catherine lives in the Reading area—m.? Nelson, an Englishman, had six sons. Agnes still lives in the old homestead in Lebanon, m. Joseph Mangan—one son still living, one child died at birth. Gertrude & Walter had twelve children, one is my father, Walter Jr. Joseph is buried in Arlington National Cemetery—died in Cuba, had son, Joseph R., Charles had four children, Christina m Thomas Nuttell, Elizabeth m. Walter Cassel—two children, Walter Jr, & Jenny. Frederich m. Mabell/Mabel (?). I have birth and death dates for most of these and places of birth.
Karen/Taddy Glassmoyer Roethlein
I am searching for information about the ancestors of James Grant, born 1799 in South Carolina and died in 1855 in Henry County, Georgia. He may have been related to Giles Grant, whose descendants eventually settled in Alabama. James’s wife was probably Nancy/Ann/Charlotte Anderson, also born in South Carolina.
They and their family settled in Henry County and DeKalb County, Georgia. Later, their son William Miles Grant settled in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana with his wife Elizabeth Permelia Young Grant and their children. Some descendants, including a grandson Alton Victor Grant, settled in Texas.
He resided in Jasper County or the county next to it in Demotte, IN. I believe he was from the county to the west of the Yogi Bear campground RT10/65.
I’ve gone and searched into legacies from the newspapers, but to no avail. And was asking funeral directories locally for help—nothing.
He was a Veteran also, ‘cause he used to go to the Veterans Admin. in Merriville, IN.
All I am looking for is where he is buried at, since he is/was my first cousin, and we camped a lot for over five years back in the 1980s. If by any chance you can help me, his name is Walter Wielgorecki, age about mid-70s. Wife is Diane. Previously they lived in Lowell, IN before moving to Demotte, IN.
Have you tried one of the on-line SS Death indexes? That will tell you the exact date of his death and his last known address, including the county where his last SS check was sent. At least it will help you have more precise information to help you in your search.
Located in Eatonton, GA. the building in the background of the photo above was probably used to store tools, etc. One side is like a garage almost, with a lean-to type thing on the side. It was built by either the Beall family (pronounced “Bell”) or by Hunt Webster, who was the son of one of the Beall sisters. Their plantation at one time was a cotton plantation, which was the only reason why they were not burned out during the Civil War. Mrs. Beall ran a gristmill just below my home (partly still standing) She ground corn for the troops, who left her and her family alone. The original old Plantation House is a block from me. The descendants of the Beall family come here about once a year. They had a Historical marker put at the gristmill last year.
Just got my magazine, was tickled to see my article and picture. Here [above] is another picture of my family taken in summer, 1939.
The car is a 1928 Packard 6 cylinder 4-door sedan, with jump seats (limo).
On the left is my Aunt Rose Mlinar, cousin Ceilia Mlinar from Detroit, MI. My mom Mary, seated, holding dog Nellie. Brother Vladimir (“Loddy”) and cousin Don Mlinar from Detroit, MI hugging Nellie, brother Alex, me sitting on brother George’s lap, brother Emil waving, and my dad Lazar Mlinar. The picture was taken in Town of Lake, Wisconsin, which is St. Francis today.
Published in U S Legacies Magazine March 2003