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Re: Henry Molder
Posted by: Connie Molder Date: September 03, 2001 at 19:02:02
In Reply to: Henry Molder by Norma Karter of 156

I am from McDonald County, MO, and as far as I know, there has only been one Molder family in McDonald County. My grandfather was Marshal Maryland Molder, and he passed away about 12 or 13 years ago at age 90. His family had originally lived in Tennessee before coming to this area. He had an uncle, I believe named Jess, and part of the family spelled their name Moulder. In fact, my grandfather's uncle definitely spelled their name Moulder. I don't know why there was the difference. Benton County, AR is the county just south of McDonald, and I have never heard my father or grandfather speak about any relatives who were there. My grandfather had brothers who also lived in McDonald County (also at Powell), and they were named Jim (James Andrew), Miles, and a brother that eventually moved to California during the Depression named Benson. He had a sister named Ada who later married a LaRue and lived at Powell. Another sister was Minnie who married a Hall from far eastern McDonald County. My grandfather married Madeleine Vance Bouvier, and they had two children: Bud (Marshal Edwin) and my father, James Harold.

I wish I could tell you that since I am from this place I know about the people for whom you are looking, but I just don't think they would have lived in McDonald County during that time period. My grandfather was born in Tennessee but moved to Missouri at a very early age. He married my grandmother at age 26, then they moved to the oil fields in OK for work, then moved back about 1927 or 1928 to an area halfway between Powell and Washburn (about 15 miles from Powell). He owned the Powell General Store for about 40 years. My father still lives at Powell, is 75, and he might know more about some of the old relatives. I don't think he knows about this one, because he has never talked about them.

I found about your request from my niece who sent it to my mom who sent it to me. I hope I can find out more from my dad, and if I do, I will contact you again.


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