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12:10pm 11-27-2013
Robert Parker
Thank you for the information. I\'m descended from James Parker too. My branch went from Massachusetts to Yarmouth, Maine, then on to Minnesota. My great grandfather moved my specific branch to Oregon where I was born.
9:06pm 10-07-2013
Jack Parker
Very nice site. I see we share Deacon Samuel Parker of Coventry, I descend from his son James. Of interest is that the next generation took off west NY, Ky, Ind, Ill. I have been trying to tie together the timelines of those migrants. I would be interested in comparing notes. Some of my research is at parkerfg10@dyndns.org/tng, the site still needs some work.
5:46pm 09-15-2013
Lowell Hennigs
Thanks for this information. I was browsing iowaoldpress articles for Plymouth county as I explore my own heritage (I am a native of Grant Township). I read the articles related to Arza Parker and was fascinated by the account. That lead me to your site and the additional information. Has anyone ever pursued this further in terms of historical research? I think it's a fascinating story. Thanks again!
8:11am 06-27-2013
Cindy
Hi Paul,

I am happy you like the website. A great deal of credit goes to Jose Rios for taking my ideas and developing this beautiful site.

I appreciate the work you put into your website. Marktown is a diamond in the rough and the history behind its existence is compelling. My family lived on Reilly Road for a time and it was great to be a part of that great community.

I have a lot of fond memories of Ruth and William, a.k.a. Mamaw and Papaw. Remember the glider rocker they kept on their screened porch? I have been in contact with many people who have fond memories of Marktown and it seems that Ruth and William are always included in those memories.

I hope to contact you soon so we could share stories.
9:26am 06-26-2013
Paul Myers
WOW! That's my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Will!

Their address was 424 Prospect Street at the corner of Spruce Avenue. Uncle Will used to do Jacob's Ladder with string for all of the kids in the neighborhood.

Ruth's sister and her husband Claire & Ernie Williams lived on Park Street when I grew up. Ruth & Ernie's mother lived with Ruth and Will until her death in about 1936 (I can check the date).

One of Claire & Ernie's sons lived in Marktown. That was Chester Williams who married a concert violinest from Sylvania, Ohio. Their last home was at 405 Spring Street. They only had one daughter, Alice who was my mother. My parents, Robert and Alice Myers had two sons, Robert Ray and Paul Allen Myers.

LOVE YOUR web site. The Marktown Historic District site is mine.
5:42pm 05-11-2013
Cindy
Hello KB,
I have a lot of info on Joseph. Please send your email address to me at hoosierdaddygenealogy@yahoo.com so I could send you the info privately. Please give me a few days to get back to you because I am currently in Las Vegas for the National Genealogist Convention.
11:04am 04-30-2013
KB
Neat website! Can you tell us more about Arza Parker's son, Joseph Cooper Parker? Thats my family directly!
9:51am 11-13-2012
Mike
I was surfing today and checked what was new on your site. The picture of Karl touched my heart. Thank you for posting it and thank you for all the great work you are doing here. I have nothing but fond memories of him and although I didn't see him often I still miss him. Your brother will always love you.
Mike
2:53pm 08-30-2012
Cindy
Hello David,
Yes, Ruth McIntyre raised my grandmother after her parents died at a young age. I lived in Marktown in the '60's as well. Do you remember Mrs. Burnett the first and second grade teacher? Please feel free to email me at hoosierdaddygenealogy@yahoo.com if you would like to share more stories.
8:55pm 08-28-2012
David Davids
Hello

I did a search on Markstown and your site appeared, some of the photo's that appeared look to be East Chicago (Markstown).....did you have family in Markstown? I knew a Mrs. McIntyre that lived @ 424 Prospect St. in the Markstown section of East Chicago, she had rubarb growing in her yard and allowed me to take some when every i wanted as long as i swept her walkway or pulled weeds back in the 60's. I actually remember her address because 30 years later i resided there.
10:46pm 04-21-2012
Kathy Nederman
Harriet Cooper Parker was my grandmother's grandmother. I just learned about her and Azra today but know they are my ancestors. I only knew of Thomas Cooper Parker but not his siblings so it is quite interesting that my mother is named Mary Jane. If you want to contact me call 972-732-1990 - my work phone I rarely check email
2:26pm 10-17-2011
Cindy
Hello Harold,

I am happy that you stumbled onto the website. The photos of my Great Aunt Opal (your grandmother) were taken when she lived in Marktown, East Chicago, IN along with my parents and Ruth and William McIntyre. She lived around the corner from us and we would visit her often.

Thanks for sharing the newspaper clippings. I will post them on the website soon. I did not know that Wilma and Opal McIntyre had a sister named Helen Marie.

Best Wishes,
Cindy
3:22pm 10-14-2011
Harold Cody
Trolling for some info on my now deceased Grandmother, Opal Shevel, for my daughter's upcoming wedding and imagine my surprise to see pictures of her and my great grandparents (McIntyres) on this website.

Thanks for the work you've done on it.

As far as her end of the Driskell family, she married Harold Luther Cody, and had one daugher and three sons (Francis, Harold Lee, Dale, Robert). I can't put together many actual dates, so can't help much there.

She later remarried to Mr. Shevel (I can't remember his first name and am not at home to look it up), who passed away in the '60's.

She eventually moved briefly to El Paso, Texas, on the invitation of her son, and my father, Harold, where he had made his home after retiring from the US Army. She was later joined by daugher Francis and son Robert. When she passed away (in the 80's), they took her home to Indiana to be buried in the family plot. Francis moved back to Indiana and Robert moved to Florida, and I'm ashamed to say I have not kept in touch.

Keep up the good work on your site.
Harold Cody, Jr.
El Paso, TX
8:24am 05-14-2011
Cindy
Hi Tom,

It is good to hear from you! My Mom said she was in touch with you. I am glad that you had a chance to take a look at the website. Please let me know if you have any more information or pictures you would like to include in the family tree.

Hey, thanks for the correction on your father's death. I mixed up his death date with his mom's. I have a copy of his obituary and I will post it in the future.

Take care,
Cindy
2:38pm 05-12-2011
Thomas Parker
Hello Cindy I was looking at your Genealogy project and i saw that you have down that My dad William Edward Parker Died in 1956 He died in either 1958 or 1959 I was born in december of 57 and Lori my sister was born in 1959 after his death.

I really enjoyed looking at this project and very intrested in learning more about my family. Thanks Tom
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