Tuesday, January 26, 2016


The Allentown Leader - 26 Oct 1899
The Allentown Leader - 24 Oct 1899
I do not have any other information on the Trindle family in Allentown which is in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  Who are they and what happened with what looks like an interesting case?

I found it interesting that the names changed over a two day period.  Which in fact are the right spellings?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Susan Trindle and James W Wilson

The Daily Iowa Capitol (Des Moines)  20 Oct 1899

Susan Trindle, the wife of George Ewing was visiting her daughter Florence Viola.  Florence had married James W. Wilson on 16 Dec 1882 in Dallas County, IA.    

Before finding this notice in the newspaper I had trouble finding the Wilsons in the census. I subsequently found them in 1900 in the township of Walnut in Polk county.  

Then...a reminder that I should never take the research of others as given fact.  I had been told by a descendant of George Ewing that the Wilsons had a son James Roy, a son Fred and a daughter who died in infancy.  I was quite intrigued to find that Frederick  had a twin brother, Floyd,  who was living in 1900 and still living in 1910.  I have more homework to do on this family.  

If anyone has information (with sources) I would love to see it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kearney Connections

The following are just a few of the articles to be found in the Kearney Daily Hub giving details of the lives of John Frank Trindle, George Washington Trindle and Julia Etta Trindle Silvius and their families.

24 May 1900

1 Oct 1891

29 Nov 1899

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Coincidence or Connection

The Kearney /Daily Hub 22 Dec 1891

Ira Irvin Trindle and Flora Eva Trindle Pitzer, wife of George Amos, were two of the children of John Heaston Trindle.  The question is, why were they in Kearney, which was the home of John Frank Trindle and his brother George Washington Trindle.

Did they know each other, John Heaston was the son of Andrew, the son of Alexander, son of John, son of William of Trindle Springs. This lineage is complete.

John Frank was the son of James, son of William M,, son of William, who was most likely the son of John who might have been a brother of William of Trindle Springs.  There are missing links in this lineage.

So the connection is most likely 4th cousin once removed.  I have searched for a closer relative that Ira and Flora might have been visiting but so far have had no luck.

It seems the newspaper might cooperate and have a notice telling who, Ira and Flora, who lived in Van Meter, were visiting.