Today has been a very good genealogy day. I had a lot of luck on my trip to the Red River Valley Court House in Clarksville. I was able to come away with several marriage records, I was able to get a few birth dates and correct some names and had a very surprising discovery that woke me up to just how valuable online research is! I’ll write a separate post about that discovery later.
First the good stuff! I was able to obtain marriage records for the following marriages:
- Helen Marie Spangler & Ira R. Robinson
- Irene Spangler & Marvin Bennett
- Robbie Spangler & Frank Jaynes
- Sybil Spangler & Ezra Tucker
- Eunice Spangler & George Winkle
- Verena Spangler & Elmer Shoulders
- Dora L. Spangler & Dewey Neal
- Ella Spangler & O. D. Ferguson
- Eli Gideon Spangler & Mary E. Hamilton
- H. J. Spangler & Alma Matherson
I was also able to find the birth dates and complete names for the following people:
- Nancy Ellen Spangler
- Dora Lee Spangler
- John Carl Spangler
- Cecil Lolo Spangler
- Charles Morris Spangler
- Lonnie Lawrence Spangler
- Raden William Ferguson
- Bonnie Ruth Ferguson
- Stella Mae Ferguson
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find anything on Martin Isaic Spangler. It’s like he just fell off the face of the earth sometime between 1910 and 1920! At least I know a little more about his descendants now!
I was also able to get new pictures of some tombstones and was surprised to find a couple that I didn’t expect to find.
I hung around until 12:00 when the Clarksville Public Library opened and was only there for an hour but was able to gain a tremendous amount of information from just 8 copied pages! Two were obituaries and the other six were pages from the Cemetery Records of Red River County. They had information about the deaths, some had obituaries, and some had birth and marriage information. For just $2.00 I was able to gain enough info to keep me busy for a while!
I think I spent $12.00 total for my copies of marriage records and copies from the library. I spent about $7.00 on lunch and probably about $10.00 on gas. For about $29.00 I was able to get so much information.
I’d called that successful, wouldn’t you?
The bad part is coming in my next post!