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Re: Tom Standifer m to Martha Rosenbaum
Posted by: Kenneth Shearer (ID *****7802) Date: April 26, 2005 at 13:14:51
In Reply to: Re: Tom Standifer m to Martha Rosenbaum by Julie Crum Mattson of 291

Just found some things on doing my family tree is thare any conection here


       Ben was born at Atwood, Illinois (Piatt County) on March 8, 1887. According to his birth certificate, he was the third child of Thomas Shearer and Martha Standerfer Shearer. Thomas (30) was a farmer and Martha (23) was a housewife.
       Ben & Dessie were married in Olney, Illinois November 25, 1911.
       Benjamin Shearer passed from this life on September 22, 1962 in Olney, Illinois.

       Dessie was born at Pinkstaff, Illinois (Lawrence County) on May 28, 1893. She was the daughter of Alton L. Everette (born Alton Everette Jones) and Marjorie Alice Wells.
Dessie Shearer passed away on October 12, 1963, in Olney, Illinois and was then placed beside her Ben at Maple Dale Cemetery on the south side of town.
       Their life together was spread across more than half a century. During that time the United States was involved in World War I, the Roaring 20's, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. I'm sure that many volumes could be filled with the joys and anguish they lived through.
Together they raised nine youngsters who married and survived this life for many years as adults to enjoy the freedoms of this great land of America. Ben spent most of his work career in construction and masonry. Dessie worked in their home, was employed with the Brown Shoe Company, as well as some other employment over the years. They lived primarily in the Olney area throughout their lives. Some time was spent in Kankakee, Illinois. They spent a short time in Oregon before and after 1950.
The marriages of their nine children blessed Ben & Dessie with twenty-two grandchildren to love. As their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, we each share a common heritage although we have been scattered throughout the US over the years. I hope we never forget the sacrifices they made in raising their family.

       I received the following list from my Aunt Bertie Simons on January 25, 1988. It was a typed sheet that she kept to remind her of the many birthdays and anniversaries in the family. Many names have been changed through marriage over the years. There may be errors on this sheet - please let me know if you find them.

       Please remember these names and dates were current in 1988.


Frances Louise Blakney                     Nov. 14, 1912              (2/17/40- anniversary)
Ray Blakney                            February 2, 1915       (1/28/75 - deceased)
Joan (Baltimore) Hataway              Feb. 1, 1947              (7/10/66 - anniversary)

Eunice Lillian Miller                     April 9, 1914              (8/5/33 - anniversary)
Clarence Benjamin Miller              Nov. 3, 1912

Elmer Lewis Shearer                     Dec. 26, 1916
Betty Jo Shearer                     
Linda Sue (Shearer) Sukraw              April 16, 1941
David Lewis Shearer                     July 16, 1942
Thomas Everette Shearer              Dec. 22, 1944
Carol Ann Shearer                     June 25, 1946
Benjamin Lee Shearer                     October 5, 1947

Walter Everette Shearer                     Oct. 22, 1918              (2/20/40 - anniversary)
Dorothy Mildred Shearer              Aug. 19, 1921
Lawrence Walter Shearer              Dec. 29, 1942
Marla Rae Shearer                     Apr. 8, 1947

Bertie Gail Simons                     Nov. 5, 1921              (8/14/39 - anniversary)
Claude Simons                            Dec. 14, 1919
Terry Roger Simons                     Mar. 21, 1941              (3/21/64 - anniversary)

Mary Ellen VanBlaricum              Aug. 11, 1923              (7/16/42 - anniversary)
Glen Franklin VanBlaricum              May 18, 1920
Glen Franklin VanBlaricum, Jr.              May 18, 1943
Michael Lee VanBlaricum              Sept. 27, 1950

June Marie Childress                     June 18, 1926              (4/25/47 - anniversary)
M.L. (Marty) Childress                     May 26, 1922
Wallace Dale Childress                     July 14, 1945
Gary Wayne Childress                     Aug. 22, 1947
Connie Marie Childress                     Oct. 4, 1949
Martin Douglas Childress              July 22, 1951

Lavonne Dorothy Crum                     Oct. 15, 1928              (3/26/48 - anniversary)
Donald Isaac Crum                     May 3, 1924
Dale Allen Crum                     Sept. 26, 1949
Cynthia Louise Crum                     Oct. 9, 1954

Thomas Franklin Shearer              Feb. 2, 1930              (2/20/48 - anniversary)
Louise Mary Shearer                     Feb. 19, 1929
Stephen Ray Shearer                     Aug. 25, 1948
Gregory Franklin Shearer              May 14, 1950
Tony Lee Shearer                     July 18, 1955
Timothy Alan Shearer                     June 26, 1957
Carla Sue Shearer                     May 29, 1960

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