Obituary for Allie Virginia Stark (Phillips)

TWIN FALLS — Allie Virginia (Lois) Stark passed away on March 6, 2006, at the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center.

Lois was born in Lindsey, Okla., on Dec. 22, 1934, to Vernon Lee and Susie O. Faulkner Phillips. She was the second oldest of five siblings. She spent her childhood in Oklahoma and California. Lois married Jack Reynolds in 1951, but their life together was cut short when she lost Jack, their unborn child and her mother in an automobile accident. In 1954, Lois married Jack Kennedy and lived in California until their marriage ended in divorce 13 years later. Lois later married Wayne Stark and was instantly blessed with three daughters. They lived in Idaho and Missouri, where they farmed for several years. After losing Wayne to a battle with cancer in 1993, she relocated to Grandview, Idaho, and later to Twin Falls so she could be closer to her daughters. Lois fully enjoyed being with family and friends and loved to work on jigsaw and crossword puzzles, crocheting and playing cards. She especially loved her doll collection and continued to add to it up until the time of her death.

Lois was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Wayne; sisters, Geneva Nell Carr, Patricia Carrick and Genet Naquin; and brother, Vernon Lee Phillips. Lois is survived by her daughters, Connie (Don) Kirk and Kathy Jones, both of Twin Falls, and Debbie (Bob) McKissen of Center Ridge, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lois will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

A celebration of Lois’ life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. E. in Twin Falls. A time of viewing will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Lois will be laid to rest next to her husband, Wayne at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Princeton, Mo., the following week. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in Lois’ name to a charity of your choice. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, ID 83303.

(Allie Virginia Stark (Phillips) was my aunt)


Obituary for Kathleen Berryman (Thierman)

From Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) – August 8, 1960

BERRYMAN, Katheline H., in Oakland, August 8, 1960, beloved wife of the late Bevan P. Berryman: loving mother of Richard E. Berryman and Mrs. Mildred I. Richards, both of Oakland; sister of Mrs. Edna M. Dean of Paradise; grandmother of JoAnne, Barbara Lee and Gregg Richard Berryman, and James Donald Richards.  A native of Iowa, a member of the Shattuck Avenue Methodist Church, Oakland.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services Wednesday, August 10, at 10 a.m. at Truman’s Chapel, Oakland, Reverend Warren W. Peters officiating. Entombment, Mountain View Mausoleum. Memorials may be sent to the Shattuck Avenue Methodist church, 63rd Street and Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, for forwarding to the Sonoma State Hospital to be used for handicapped children.

(Kathleen Thierman was my great-grandmother)

My very large surname list

Like anyone who has done genealogy for awhile, I have a crazy surname list. I’ve identified all of my 2nd great grandparents, although there are 3 women that I haven’t found their surname.

I’m working on building posts with more details for all of these, but I thought it would be helpful to list them all out. There are many that I have identified past the 6th great grandfather, but I wanted to set a limit for this post.

Surnames with more details:



Elizabeth Adar (3rd Great Grandmother)

Adam Ader (4th Great Grandfather)

Jonathan Kasper Eader (5th Great Grandfather)

Peter Eader (6th Great Grandfather)



Ann Allyer (3rd Great Grandmother)



Elizabeth Argall (9th Great Grandmother)



Mary A Ball (3rd Great Grandmother)



Fanny Barham (4th Great Grandmother)

Benjamin Barham (5th Great Grandfather)

Robert Barham (6th Great Grandfather)

Charles Barham (7th Great Grandfather)

Robert Barham (8th Great Grandfather)

Robert Barham (9th Great Grandfather)



Anna Maria Basch (5th Great Grandmother)



Sarah Jacacks Betts (3rd Great Grandmother)

Daniel Betts (4th Great Grandfather)

Aaron Betts (5th Great Grandfather)



Emma Clark Bowerman (2nd Great Grandmother)

Jacob C Bowerman (3rd Great Grandfather)

Joseph Bowerman (4th Great Grandfather)

Thomas Bowerman (5th Great Grandfather)

Ichabod Bowerman (6th Great Grandfather)



Muturah Bull (5th Great Grandmother)

Josiah Bull (6th Great Grandfather)



Huldah Brayton (4th Great Grandmother)

Matthew Brayton (5th Great Grandfather)



Lydia Ann Clark (2nd Great Grandfather)

Henry Clark (3rd Great Grandfather)

Augustus Clark (4th Great Grandfather)



Elizabeth Clarke (6th Great Grandmother)

John Clarke (7th Great Grandfather)



Letty Coles (3rd Great Grandfather)



Nancy Collier (4th Great Grandmother)

Frederick Collier (5th Great Grandfather)



Phoebe Cronkhite (4th Great Grandmother)

Jacob Cronkhite (5th Great Grandfather)

Johannes Cronkhite (6th Great Grandfather)



Elizabeth Durrett (6th Great Grandmother)



Vandelenah Ernst (5th Great Grandmother)



Katherine Filmer (8th Great Grandmother)

Edward Filmer (9th Great Grandfather)



Mary Flake (7th Great Grandmother)



Hannah Fuller (6th Great Grandmother)



Emma Mae Gibson (Grandmother)

William M Gibson (Great Grandfather)

Daniel Peter Gibson (2nd Great Grandfather)

William H Gibson (3rd Great Grandfather)

Thomas Gibson (4th Great Grandfather)



Mary Gill (6th Great Grandmother)


Gosnell (2nd line)

Emenah Gosnell (3rd Great Grandfather)

Morris Gosnell (4th Great Grandfather)

Charles Gosnell (5th Great Grandfather)

Peter Gosnell (6th Great Grandfather)



Lydia Gray (8th Great Grandmother)



Martha Ann Hall (3rd Great Grandmother)

Adam Hall (4th Great Grandfather)



Ann Hammond (6th Great Grandmother)



Anna Elizabeth Helms (5th Great Grandmother)



Hannah Mosher Hoag (4th Great Grandmother)

Nehemiah Hoag (5th Great Grandfather)

John Hoag (6th Great Grandfather)



Sally Hogue (3rd Great Grandmother)

Archelaus Hogue (4th Great Grandfather)



Emma Holl (Great Grandmother)

Fredrick Holl (2nd Great Grandfather)

Henry Holl (3rd Great Grandmother)



Martha Holt (6th Great Grandmother)



Elizabeth Hopper (2nd Great Grandmother)

Benjamin Hopper (3rd Great Grandfather)

Thomas Hopper (4th Great Grandfather)



Catharina M Hulsemann (5th Great Grandmother)



Zylphia Hulsey (3rd Great Grandmother)

Charles Hulsey (4th Great Grandfather)

Charles Hulsey (5th Great Grandfather)

Charles Hulsey (6th Great Grandfather)



Sarah Jacocks (5th Great Grandmother)

Benjamin Jacocks (6th Great Grandfather)



Mary Jane Jarrett (6th Great Grandmother)



Frances E Johnson (4th Great Grandmother)



Mary Judkins (5th Great Grandmother)

John Judkins (6th Great Grandfather)

Samuel Judkins (7th Great Grandfather)

Samuel Judkins (8th Great Grandfather)



Sara Jund (5th Great Grandmother)



Elizabeth Kitterman (4th Great Grandmother)

Christopher Kitterman (5th Great Grandfather)



Carolina Lindov (2nd Great Grandmother)



Anne Mason (7th Great Grandfather)



Anna Matteson (5th Great Grandmother)



Jane McGregor (3rd Great Grandmother)

Peter McGregor (4th Great Grandfather)



Frances Meachum (5th Great Grandmother)



Mary Maria Meyer (4th Great Grandmother)

Gerichtsvogt H A Meyer (5th Great Grandfather)



Elizabeth Miller (4th Great Grandmother)



Rebecca Mosher (6th Great Grandmother)



Jemima Ordway (5th Great Grandmother)

Jacob Ordway (6th Great Grandfather)



Catherine Parkinson (5th Great Grandmother)



Elizabeth Parrish (6th Great Grandmother)



Mary Elizabeth Perrel (2nd Great Grandfather)

Jospeh Perrell (3rd Great Grandfather)

John Lazarus Berril (4th Great Grandfather)

Samuel Berrel (5th Great Grandfather)



Elizabeth Petway (7th Great Grandmother)

Edward Petway (8th Great Grandfather)

Robert Pittway (9th Great Grandfather)



Elizabeth Plant (3rd Great Grandmother)

William Plan (4th Great Grandfather)

Williamson Plant (5th Great Grandfather)

John Plant (6th Great Grandfather)



Jane Richmond (6th Great Grandmother)



Elizabeth Ridley (7th Great Grandfather)



Susanna Sare (9th Great Grandmother)



Sarah Ann Scott (3rd Great Grandmother)

Thomas Scott (4th Great Grandfather)



Hannah Shelley (5th Great Grandfather)

Thomas Shelley (6th Great Grandfather)

Phillip Shelley (7th Great Grandfather)

John Shelley (8th Great Grandfather)



Zilpah Smalley (4th Great Grandmother)

Joseph Smalley (5th Great Grandfather)



Catherine Stearns (3rd Great Grandmother)



Mehitable Thomas (6th Great Grandmother)



Philadephia Titus (6th Great Grandmother)



Frances Watts (5th Great Grandmother)

Jacob Watts (6th Great Grandfather)


Watts (2nd line)

Elizabeth Watts (6th Great Grandmother)



Maude Weatherly (Great Grandfather)

John Alfred Weatherley (2nd Great Grandfather)

William Weatherley (3rd Great Grandfather)

Thomas Weatherley (4th Great Grandfather)

Thomas Weatherley (5th Great Grandfather)

Edward Weatherley (6th Great Grandfather)



Sally Wilkerson (4th Great Grandmother)



Susannah Williams (4th Great Grandmother)

Isaiah Williams (5th Great Grandfather)

Joseph Williams (6th Great Grandfather)



Drucilla Wisdom (4th Great Grandmother)



Hannah Witt (5th Great Grandmother)

John Witt (6th Great Grandfather)



Rebecca Wright (6th Great Grandmother)



Johanna E Ziegler (4th Great Grandmother)

George Jacob Ziegler (5th Great Grandfather)

Obituary for Bertha Schmalljohn (Thierman)

From The Lenora Leader (Lenora, Oklahoma) – Friday, June 22, 1906

Mrs. Bertha Schmalljohn; formerly Miss Bertha Theirman, passed to her eternal reward last Saturday about two o’clock. She had been ill for some time, and when the summons came she was ready to go home.Mrs. Schmalljohn was born May 19th, 1870. She was converted and joined the Baptist church when she was sixteen years old, and has lived a consistent christian all her life.

She was married to Carl Schmalljohn, January, 2nd, 1902, and died June 18th., 1906.

The deceased leaves a husband an infant daughter, a mother, three sisters and four brothers to mourn her loss, besides several distant relatives and a host of friends.

The funeral services were held at the house on the 18th, and were conducted by Miss Forence Smith, after which a large procession followed the remains to the Bloomfield cemetery where all, that was mortal of Mrs. Schmalljohn was laid to rest, there to await the resurrection morn.

Our friend has gone to a better land;
‘Tis she should mourn for us,
As she has gone to a fairer world,
While we remain below.

(Bertha Schmalljohn was my 3rd great aunt)

Obituary for Thomas Hall Thierman

From The Progress Bulletin (Pomona, California) – December 28, 1940

Funeral services were held this afternoon in Alhambra for Thomas Hall Thierman, 87, formerly of Pomona, who died December 25 in a Pasadena hospital.  He leaves his widow, Lydia Ann Thierman, at the family home, 1425 S. Chapel street, Alhambra and three daughters, Mrs. Maude E. Hood and Mrs. Edna M. Dean of Los Angeles and Mrs. Kathleen Berryman of Oakland.

Services were held at 1 o’clock this afternoon at the Turner, Stephens and Turner chapel in Alhambra.  Graveside services were to be held here at 2:30 o’clock in Pomona Cemetery.

(Thomas Hall Thierman was my 2nd great grandfather)

The Gosnell Family

Florence Alabama Warren Gosnell was my great grandmother. She married Amos William Phillips. They had 13 children.

The direct ancestors I know:

  • Florence Alabama Warren Gosnell (Great Grandmother)
  • Archelaus M Gosnell (2nd Great Grandfather)
  • Peter Gosnell (3rd Great Grandfather)
  • Joseph Gosnell (4th Great Grandfather)