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Number Surname Message Contact Date Posted
03-29 Anderson, Donaldson, Proudy, Tershera I am searching for my father's (George Teshera) first cousin, Melody Anderson. She may have taken her step-father's last name, Proudy. As far as I know, she has never married. Her mother was Melva Proudy, who has since passed away, and her grandparents were Thomas and Clara Donaldson who passed away in the 1960's. Melody's last known address was Redding, where she grew up. Any help with contacting her would be very appreciative. Annie 12/20/03
03-28 Carroll, Gaines, Hunter I have been searching for a long time to find a cousin, son of my great uncle, Martin Carroll. I learned today that John William Carroll, born 29 May 1903 in Nebraska, mother's maiden name, Hunter, died in Shasta County on 11 October 1966. This is definitely my cousin. His obituary states that his survivors, widow, Alta V. Carroll and a daughter, Maxine Gaines of Redding and three grandchildren. I would like to obtain information about the family and descendents. Thank you. Kevin 12/10/03
03-27 Craig, Mix I am a researcher from Argentina. I am interested on a certain Alfred Mix, American notary public married to Maria Craig in 1850. They moved from Stockton to Shasta and by 1854 was living in Shasta County with his wife and his father-in-law, James S. Craig. For more information you can go The Gold Rush Diary of Ramon Gil Navarro 2000 University of Nebraska Press. Mariaadel 11/25/03
03-26 Sprague Searching for death date for C. P. (Corydon) Sprague, b. 5 July 1823, Ira, Cayuga County, New York; listed on 1900 Census in Anderson, Shasta County, California, with wife Charlotte and three children; Did he die in Shasta Co. or elsewhere? When? Where is he buried? Barbara 11/15/03
03-25 Rhodehamel, Sprague My mothers maiden name was Rhodehamel. Royal Tyler Sprague was her great great Grandfather. Are there any more Spragues in Shasta or nearby that are related? Robert 11/05/03
03-24 Brass, Braz, Dacunha, Neto, Wedge I have been trying to trace my Grandfather for many years now. He came to Shasta County in the late 1800's and was naturalized in 1900 - his name was Manual Dacunha but he used the name Manual Wedge. According to my info, he was born in the Azores (Fayal???) and returned several times to Fayal in the early 1900's. He married a woman named Mary (Mariana) Neto and brought her back to Shasta County. He had a brother, named Joseph. He worked as an "engineer" at Duncans Mill - other names are Brass, Braz. Thank you. Ron 11/04/03
03-23 Anderson, Fristrom Carl Edgar Anderson died in Shasta County 4 Jul 1952. He used to live in San Fransico per 1930 census, he was 46. His birthday is 21 Feburary 1884. He left Colorado and was never seen again. His parents are Andrew Anderson and Klara Fristrom, His step-mother was Laura. Carl had a brother named Willelm Albert and a sister, Sara Emilia; she is my great aunt. Thank you. Erin 11/04/03
03-22 Brown, Hyatt Looking for any information on William Ira Hyatt born 2/2/1892 in Illinois and died 10/16/1953 in Shasta County; buried at Newtown Cemetery. Also Nelllie L Hyatt born 6/25/1885 in Oklahoma, maiden name Brown and died 4/30/1962 in Shasta County. Had a son named Raymond Doyle Hyatt. Any information would be very much appreciated. Lora 10/23/03
03-21 Lee, Root Looking for any information on the family of Marion Root, born to Waldo Root and Ruth (Lee) Root in (probably Union Co. Oregon, maybe Washington Co., Ohio) about 1897. He is listed in his father's obituary of 1955 as residing in Redding, California. Thanks. Submitter 10/13/03
03-20 Tyler, Votaw Looking for information on Charles Tyler born Dec 1876. On the 1910 census, he was gold mining in the French Gulch township in Shasta County. He was married to Emma Helen Votaw. Charles was from Amador/El Dorado County area. The family history is that sometime between 1914-1915 he was called home to care for Emma who was seriously ill. Once she recovered, he went back to the mines and was never heard from again. Any help would be appreciated. Submitter 10/13/03
03-19 Edmonds, McKay, Shirley Looking for information on Jeff Edmonds b. 3/9/1888 in OK., d. 4/11/1957 in Anderson, Shasta Co., CA. Married a Rita McKay. They had at least one son, Ivan David, b.4/20/1924 place unknown, d. 10/26/1985 in Shasta Co., he married a Bonnie Shirley. Would anyone have information on that family. I am helping my friend to get her research started. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Linda 10/13/03
03-18 Taylor Looking for information on George Gray Taylor and wife Torrie. They lived in Anderson. Don't know her real first name. George b. 27 Jan 1921 in NM, d. 13 May 1996 in Anderson, Shasta Co., CA. His mother was Leona. No known children. Thanks for help. Linda 10/13/03
03-17 O'Bannon, O'Bonnon Story has it that my husbands great grandfather was a sheriff in Shasta Co. at one time. And we were told that he lived to be over 100 yrs. old. His last name, O'Bonnon. He had a son named John, who died in Shasta Co. 1965. Any info would greatly appreciated. Thank you. Submitter 07/27/03
03-16 Amason, Davis, Millman, Stokes Looking for kin to Eileen Audre Millman Stokes Amason b. 1901 in England, married Louie A. Amason. Eileen died Aug 1990 in Shasta Cty. Louie b. 1902 in Tx died Nov 1979 in Palo Cedro, Shasta Cty. Known children:
  • Janice b. 1930 Riverside
  • Phyllis b. 1935 Los Angeles
Girls probably married and may be related to Jeff Amason, living Redding 1990s. Eileen is dau of Theodore Hudson Stokes and Catherine Davis. Family immigrated to CA in 1905 from England.

Collateral Millman line kin to my husband. Info to share, in contact with English cousins.
Jeanne 07/22/03
03-15 Hovey I am researching 5 Hovey brothers shown in the 1850 census:
  • Captain Clark Hovey 30 NY
  • John Baker Hovey 25 NH
  • Joseph H. Hovey 31 NH
  • Richard Rowell Hovey (also Rowell Richard) 33 NH
  • Samuel W. Hovey 28 NY
Captain C. was killed and robbed in 1857 as the story goes but he shows up in later voter lists. Samuel & Joseph seem to disappear. John and Richard show up in 1860 & 1870 Shasta Co. Census. All had settled with parents in Boone Co, IL prior to 1840 and the rush. John lived out his life there. R R moved back to Boone Co where he died in 1889 leaving adaughter Mary J. and Gdau Leonora living with John. Grateful for aditional info.
David 07/15/03
03-14 Bland Hello, I am searching for history as it relates to the Blands from Igo and Ono area. I belive them to be a pioneer family and that Edna Bland published articles for the Shasta Historical Society. Thank you. Rich 07/03/03
03-13 Tinsley Interested in a Tinsley living in Shasta County, Anderson, CA. around 1905. He built the house we live in and we are interested in the history of the house. Thank you. Gail 07/03/03
03-12 Barr, Cortes Am looking for living descendants of Mildred E. (Cortes) Barr, born in Massachusetts, who died in Shasta County in December 1987. Her husband, Marvin Louis Barr, was my first cousin once removed, whom I never knew. I would like to correspond with a family member. Submitter 06/22/03
03-11 Hildebrand Would like info on Fred Ernest Hildebrand. He was from Germany and is my Grandmothers brother. I know he passed away in Shasta, possibly in the 1940's. May have worked as a baker. Thank you. Elizabeth 06/22/03
03-10 French, Priest I am searching for a long lost great-great uncle named Walter Priest. He was born in New York State in 1903 and moved west in the 1920's. In 1940 he applied for a Social Security Number while living in the Reading Hotel, in Redding, Shasta Co., CA. His wife is listed on his SSN application as Helen French. He died in 1970 at Crescent City, CA. I am looking for any information on his wife and possible children. Thank you. Jay 06/21/03
03-09 Bispham, Johnson, Rodman I am looking for info on William Joel Johnson and Parmelia Rodman Johnson who are my Gr-grandparents. They settled in Round Mountain Shasta Co. bef 1890. William was born in Ky. and Parmelia in NY. All of there children were born in Sutter Co. CA. before moving to OR for a few years. Both are buried at Montgomery Creek, CA. Henry Charles Bispham and Lilia Ruby Johnson (daughter of William Johnson) are my grandparents. They lived in Montgomery Creek and are buried in Halcomb cemetery. Richard 05/31/03
03-08 Youngkin In the Soc Sec records I found a Clayton John Youngkin born 8-31-1877 in Pennsylvania, he died 12-19-1946 in Shasta County, Calif. I'm looking for his parents names. This is an unusual surname. Also hoping there are still family members living around this area somewhere.

This surname is in my family. My grandfather had a brother who left MN. they lost touch with him shortly after that. We're wondering if this Clayton John could be a relative, perhaps a son of this brother. Thanks, please contact me if you know anything about this person. Thanks.
Connie 05/31/03
03-07 Gibbs, Harrington, Jones, Sturtevant, Sullivan, Wright Are there surnames of the people who lived in Kennet City before Shasta Lake was made? I have a copy of a deed of Ebeneezer Jones with Charles Sturtevant that was dated 10 Apr 1920. Ebeneezer Jones married Jessie Wright (b. 2 Jan 1888) in Douglas County, Oregon, then lived in Kennett. I don't know when nor where they got married. Jessie's parents were Ezekiel Wright and Nancy Jane Gibbs. Nancy was called Mary and Jennie by two different relative families. Jessie's sister is Ethel and she married Charles Sturtevant and that is the connection to the deed. I don't know where or when they got married. Ezekiel dies young in 1894 and Nancy has some of her children raised by others.

From distant relatives they have letters that say Ethel married again to a Mr. Harrington with a son Harold Harrington. With Ezekiel dying in 1894 Edith would have been born after 1882 and before 1888. I believe she was born before Jessie but I could be wrong - for sure she was born before 1894. Some of the Wright's moved to Calif. and I can't seem to find more information on them nor on Ethel or Jessie.

Jessie and Ethel's brother, Walter, lived near Fort Klamath and he married a Carrie unknown maiden name. Walter died in July 16, 1965 and maybe Carrie went to relatives in Calif.? She had a daughter, Martha Sullivan. I don't know if Carrie's maiden name was Sullivan. This family is a brickwall for me. I am hoping maybe someone in Shasta County would remember any of the above names or that there is information at one time on them. There maybe be a chance that cousins or relatives moved with them?
Carol 05/09/03
03-06 Hixon I am look for William (Bill) Hixson. He did move to Weed, CA with wife and kids in the 1950's. If there are any Hixson's still around send me an E mail. Roland 05/05/03
03-05 Baker, Foster, Longacre Looking for information on a Ella Mae Baker/Baker-Longacre born 12-17-1923 in Minneapolis Minnesota. I believe her parents names were Charles & Ella Mae Foster. The California Death Records said she died at age 33 on 10-02-1957 in Shasta County, California. I found this information on the secondre line where it states her name as Baker and under it says the same thing but has the Longacre after the Baker name. I'm wondering if that was a mistake and the Long Acre is where she lived? Hoping someone might know of or have some information on this person? If so please contact me. I am her great niece looking to find out if she had family. Thank you. Connie 05/01/03
03-04 Lindel, Russell Hello, I am looking for information on Charlotte Lindel who was married September of 1923 in Missouri to John Tilden Russell. She died in March of 1982 in Shasta County California. I am looking for information so that I can update my family files and potentially locate Decendents who are interested in the family tree. Thank you. Alethea 03/26/03
03-03 Stull Looking for information on William and Harriet Stull and their family. In Shasta Co. census' in 1880 & 1900. Children are:
  • Minerva,
  • Minnie
  • Mahala
  • George Willard
Deaths, marriages, etc. will be appreciated.
Patricia 03/14/03
03-02 Bryant, Gregory, Houston, Sente, Stanford, Stroud, Williams My ggrandmother was Malinda Caroline Williams, born February 7, 1844, in Missouri. I am lookingfor information about her parents, Margarette V. Williams (maiden name may have been Bryant), born in Indiana about 1818, and ???? Williams. I would also appreciate any information about Malinda's twin, Amanda (Lucinda) Emiline Williams, her brother George Williams, born about 1840, and her sister Mary Williams, born ???.

Malinda may have had other siblings but these are the only ones I could find living with, or nearby, Margarette in the 1860 Shasta census. Amanda Williams married William D. Houston on December 9, 1860 and later an Isaac Stroud on June 17, 1878. Amanda died on July 12, 1887.

Mary Williams married John Frank(lin) Stanford, but I do not know when or where. Malinda Williams married Franklin Leroy Gregory, and later Charles Sente. Malinda died March 18, 1927 in Shasta County. Most of the above individuals are buried in Redding Cemetery or Houston Cemetery. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.
Judy 03/12/03
03-01 Battye, Lowry, Maloney, Sorahan Searching for anyone that has family ties to the Sorahans that lived in Shasta County in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Am mostly interested in decendants of Susan B. Sorahan, nee Lowry. Grandfather married Susan's sister Maggie Lowry of Greenville, Plumas County in 1889. Maggie died of smallpox in 1902 and grandfather remarried in 1904. Anyone with information would be very welcome to contact me. Ronald 01/13/03