Coldiron Family Genealogy
Research and compilation of family records has continued during the past year. Interest in the family history and genealogy is increasing, and our family continues to "grow" with many contacts from relatives working on their immediate family. Thanks to all of you for your interest and for submitting your family data and history.
A BIG Discovery: Joanna Coldiron Waldon's family – Joanna's family is our biggest discovery of 2002. Joanna was a daughter of George Coldiron  and Susan Onstott. George was a son of Conrad Coldiron  and Rachel Hendricks. We have known from census records that George and Susan had two daughters previously unaccounted for. Research by Carolynn Waldon, Ruby Stroup, and Connie Schults now proves beyond reasonable doubt that one of these daughters was Joanna. Joanna was born about 1814 in Kentucky (probably Knox County) and moved to Missouri in 1831 with her parents. She married James Waldon about 1838, probably in Missouri, and they had six children: Susan C., William Mathis, Nancy A., Rachel T., John Lewis, and Phamy E. We are very grateful to Carolynn, Ruby and Connie for their detailed research which has allowed us to add 700 Coldiron descendants to our family records. These many families have spread throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and California. As a result of the research of these families, we now know the maiden name of George Coldiron's wife to be Susan Onstott. Her surname was previously unknown.
2002 Births – Welcome to the newest members of the family: Emily Ann Caraway, b. 8 Apr 2002 in Grapevine, TX, daughter of Clint Marshall Caraway and Jennifer Ann Bunting. Richard Maximus Holthausen, b. 7 Jul 2002 in Portland, OR, son of Richard Joseph Holthausen and Tracy Denell Couch. Morgan Ann Latham, b. 12 Sep 2002 in Mesquite, TX, daughter of Christopher Shawn Latham and Kimberly Sue Coldiron. Wilhelmina Evelyn Morton, b. 17 Mar 2002, daughter of Jonathan Stuart Morton and Erika Khara Martinetti. Austyn Kay Potter, b. 8 Jan 2002 in Tulsa, OK, daughter of Travis Potter and Ramie Lynn Roberts. Hannah Isabelle Coldiron, b. 11 Sep 2002 in Omaha, NE, daughter of Eric Scott Coldiron and Emily Catherine Fassero. Carolyn Elyse Coldiron, b. 25 Oct 2002 in W. Jefferson, NC, daughter of David Shea Coldiron and Shannon Kristina Willis. Jenna Jewell White and Laurel Elizabeth White (identical twins), b. 21 Nov 2002 in Jacksonville, FL, daughters of John Noel White and Liri Renee Kirkland. Carolyn Elyse Coldiron, b. 25 Oct 2002 in Hickory, NC, daughter of David Shea Coldiron and Shannon Kristina Willis.
2002 Deaths – We are saddened at the passing of: Oren Gene Bare , d. early this year, son of Jesse and Chessie Ruth Bare. David Hampton Bowman, d. 26 Sep 2002 in Cincinnati, OH, son of Robert Bowman and Rose C. Coldiron . James Calvin Bowman, d. 25 Sep 2002 in Hazard, KY, son of Robert Bowman and Rose C. Coldiron . Harold Haston Brewer , d. 11 Mar 2002 in Cleburne, TX, son of Rev. Oscar S. Brewer and Charlsie Canolia Gurley. Harrison Brumett , d. 21 Jun 2002 in Austin, IN, son of William Brumett and Mary Victoria Nolan. Alton Ruby Coldiron , d. 10 Jul 2002 in Milano, TX, son of Arthur Coldiron and Ida Mae Price. Cam Coldiron , d. 22 Mar 2002 in Ossian, IN, son of Lloyd Coldiron and Amelia Nolan. Dennis Deweese Coldiron , d. 6 Oct 2002 in Hope, KY, son of Woodrow Coldiron and Lucy Ellen Salmon. Edward Arch (Bud) Coldiron , d. 23 May 2002, son of Teddy Oscar Coldiron and Frances Gray Lewis. Ethel Coldiron , d. 22 Oct 2002 in LaVergne, TN, daughter of George Washington Coldiron and Mary Catherine Bailey. Fred Ernest Coldiron , d. 30 Mar 2002, son of Jesse Everett Coldiron and Judy Neal. Helen Rose Coldiron , d. 19 Mar 2002 in Latonia, KY, daughter of Charles Howard Coldiron and Thelma Marie Dreyer. Jesse Howard (Brownie) Coldiron , d. 22 Nov 2002 in Gold Beach, OR, son of Rev. Jesse Aaron Coldiron and Daisy Mae Coldiron. Megan Sunshine Coldiron , d. 30 Mar 2002 in Winston-Salem, NC, daughter of Richard Lloyd Coldiron and Vickie Greathel Taylor. Bonnie Jean Lefevers , d. 22 Jan 2002 in Pineville, KY, daughter of Charley Lefevers and Mattie Nunn. Burney Lewis , d. 18 May 2002 in Madison, TN, son of Robert Boyd Lewis and Martha Jackson. Shane A. Meadows , d. in Aug 2002, son of Norman Arthur Meadows Jr. and Gayle Carlson. Joyce Maxine Philpot , d. 25 Nov 2002, daughter of Gilbert Garrod Philpot and Virginia Dean. Edd Powell , d. 18 Jan 2002 in El Paso, TX, son of Roscoe Archie Powell and Lula Cleo Robinson. Vona Lavoyce Taylor , d. in 2002, daughter of Amos Edgar Taylor and Timpie Leolen Southerland. Gerald Everett Wheeler , d. 10 Apr 2002 in Los Gatos, CA, son of Richard Lee Dickson and Irene Iva Bane. Our sympathy is extended to all the families.
Jesse Howard (Brownie) Coldiron and Gerald Everett Wheeler (whose deaths were previously noted) were prime researchers of the Coldiron Family. We are greatly indebted to them for their outstanding contributions and untiring efforts to record our history and genealogy.
Coldiron Family Genealogy Book – A few copies of the book published in April 1998 are still available. This hard-bound book of 825 pages is entirely about Coldiron genealogy, and reflects everything we knew about the family at the time of printing. If you or other family members would like a copy, send a check for $49.00 to the address at the bottom of the page.
Family Stories – By far, the most popular section of the Coldiron Family Genealogy book has been the Family Stories (about 215 pages). I am always looking for additional stories to further document our family history and record more details about how we and our ancestors lived. If you have not done so, I encourage you to submit your story for possible inclusion into the next edition of our genealogy book.
Coldiron Web Sites – If you have not yet discovered them, here are two internet web sites devoted entirely to research and exchange of messages related to the Coldiron Family. I visit these sites (and others) almost every day to see if there is new information available.
Coldiron Family Genealogy Forum:
Coldiron Message Board:
Family Reunions – There are several Coldiron Family reunions held around the country each year. I have a file of these announcements and try to keep track of them in case I'm contacted by someone who wishes to attend one near them. My wife Pat and I host one of these reunions each year on the first Saturday of March at our house in Brooksville. Any of you and your relatives are always welcome to attend.
Updates of Your Family Information – I am always interested in receiving any updates on your family and relatives. This includes new births, deaths and marriages, plus any significant happenings and events in your family. Please send all information to me via letter, e-mail, or phone at the addresses below. Thanks! It is always helpful to have the information as complete as possible, but if you don't have it all please submit whatever you can. The following may be helpful in submitting information:
Birth, death, and marriage information – include full names, and place (city, county, and state) the event happened.
For all females, show their complete maiden name rather than their married name.
To avoid confusion, show all dates like this (example): 23 Jan 1942
For all persons who have died, please provide the place of burial (name of cemetery, city, county, and state).
Otto G. Coldiron Phone: (352) 754-5075
1125 Arlanie Rd. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooksville, FL 34604-6907
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