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NW Okie's Journey

Vol 18, Iss 27 Alva, OK - I'm Late! I'm late! I'm late for a very important date! Thanks for your patience, understanding. I was distracted while cleaning, fine-tuning my genealogy database on Ancestry.com. I accidentally deleted the wrong ancestor, which left a bunch of ancestors unlinked from certain individuals. I believe I have that worked out and cleaned up. We all are curious from whom we descended; where, when and why our ancestors came to America, aren't we?

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 15, Iss 18 Bayfield, CO - Doing some genealogy searches along the lines, connections to my paternal MCGILL family, I ran across the CRAIGHEAD family, who would probably be considered "in-laws" in connection to my MCGILLs.

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Duchess & Sadie's Domain

Vol 12, Iss 48 Bayfield, Colorado - When bedlam college football comes around this time of year, these pugs and other dogs out there might want to retire to another room other than the TV viewing room. Those humans can should get loud, excited when their favorite NCAA football teams battle it out, especially in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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Oakie's NW Corner

NW Okie (Linda)

Vol 5, Iss 12 OKC, Oklahoma -

Well! Brrrrr!.... According to the Calendar, it's Springtime once again! Thursday March 20, 2003, brought in a chilly remindered that we were one day away from Spring... among other things - Winter is still with us for another day at least here in the heartland. By Friday, the temps were back in the 50's and 60's with sunshine to warm things up for the first day of Spring 2003! What will saturday bring?

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Duchess Deer Domain

Vol 11, Iss 47 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ... Welcome to our Evening eZine/Newspaper! Seems like NW Okie has left this Duchess Pug with a heavy load the past few weeks. I'm goin' take a long snooze afterwards with my wildlife creatures in my Deer Domain ? AND ? GO ON STRIKE!

By the way ? Have you met my friend Mr. Buck pictured on the left while he was grazing on fallen wildbird seed mix?

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Happy St. Patricks Day!

Vol 11, Iss 11 Yep! The wearing of the emerald-green for some of us Irish is just around the corner. Tuesday to be exact! I am thinking about wearing my green into Durango and partaking of some Irish stew and green beer on St. Patricks Day.

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Pugs Reporting From A Swing

Vol 9, Iss 30 Since NW Okie has gotten back and into the swing of things, these relaxing Pugs (Duchess & Sadie) have taken a vacation of their own as they report this weekend from a cool, relaxing swing.

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Giving Thanks & Genealogy Info

Vol 10, Iss 47 As a dry, cold front settled through Southwest Colorado by mid-week we encountered gas prices falling below the $2 mark in Durango, Colorado.

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Oakie's Ancestors...

Vol 7, Iss 14 A lot of Okie's ancestors on her father's side of the family were from Old Augusta County, Virginia. The McGILL's stretched down into Tennessee. We are finding out that the HULL/HOHL ancestors came down to Virginia from Lancaster & York (now Adam) Counties, Pennsylvania.

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Walking With Sweet Silly Sadie

Vol 18, Iss 27 Alva, OK - I know my human has been a little distracted this last week, 'cause during my Doctor Vet annual wellness checkup, we found out this eleven year old Pug has the beginning of cataracts in both of my eyes. I Know some humans use seeing eye dogs to get around. I guess this "Sweet Silly Sadie" is going to use NW Okie as her seeing eye human.

This weeks OkieLegacy Ezine/Tabloid is a mixture of the Warwick family lineage of NW Okie, and how much she has compiled over the years. Plus other items from the 1912 Republican & Progressive Bull-Moose split and Pres. Teddy Roosevelt's campaign fora third term as President.

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NW Okie's Ramblings

Vol 12, Iss 32 Bayfield, Colorado - We have continued our sculpturing on our Eagle Totem. We are now up to Day 16th sculpturing. Lately we have done some body shaping of the Eagle and shaped in the legs, claws of the Eagle so that our soaring eagle might be able to land and take a load off of its wings in flight.

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1909 Vacation to Colorado

Vol 11, Iss 12 This is a photo of the group that toured the Colorado Springs area in 1909. I believe that the lady seated down front, on the right in the dark suit dress, with glasses and looking away from camera, is my grandmother, Constance Estelle Warwick, who married William Jacob McGill in March, 1910.

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Wm Fechtig & Phebe Anthea Warwick

Vol 9, Iss 31 Last weekend we did a tribute to our Great-Grandpa John Robert Warwick.

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An Answer For A Nephew

Vol 8, Iss 49 We received a surprise email from a nephew this week. He was inquiring about a MCGILL family tree. His mother (our baby sister, Amber) seems to think that Gene McGill paid a professional to draw-up a MCGILL Family Tree.

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NSTC 1938 Seniors - Ina Warwick...

Vol 6, Iss 33

Last week we mentioned Ina Warwick. This week we received a photo of Ina that was listed with other seniors in the 1938 Northwester State Teachers College yearbook showing her as a senior, Freedom, Oklahoma -- working on her B.S. degree.

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In Memory of...

Vol 7, Iss 29 Gene M. McGill, Harvester, Flying Farmer, NW Oklahoma Democrat. SEE In Memory of Gene McGill

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 53 Bayfield, Colorado - On this last day of 2012 December 31st, here in Southwest Colorado, we are experiencing a fresh coat of snow that seems to be getting heavier and heavier as the day progresses. You can barely see the mountain tops across the way here at the north end of the Vallecito Reservoir, North of Bayfield, Colorado. When we have our UStream - Okielegacy up and broadcasting, you can view a piece of Southwest Colorado weather.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 39 Bayfield, CO - While we were researching the "History of Pendleton County, Virginia,"written by Oren Frederick Morton, we found mention of Frederick Keister II (1730-1815), who was the son of another Frederick Keister (1704-1787), my 6th great grandfather.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 30 Bayfield, Colorado - Does anyone out there know when most of the trees were planted on the grounds of the "Castle On the Hill" (also known as Northwestern Normal School), in Alva, Woods county, Oklahoma Territory?

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 19 Bayfield, Colorado - [images of Heaton/Clark family connection on the left and the McGill-Heaton connection on the right. Click images for larger view.]

There is a friend of mine back in Northwest Oklahoma that shares a 2nd cousin connection with Joseph "Joe" David Heaton. Joe D. Heaton died this past week, 2 May 2012. I have always teased my good friend, J. L. "Bud" Clark, about our ancestrial relationship, getting a slight grin and chuckle out of Bud as he denies any genealogical connection.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 14 Bayfield, Colorado - Today was the day that 1940 U.S. Census archives came out and you can start your search in the 1940's collection featuring more than one billion hand-selected U.S. records to help you locate your family in the 1940 and years beyond. You might find it overloaded with requests, though, so keep trying.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 8 Bayfield, Colorado - Besides continuing to reading about the History of Highland County, Virginia, we have been hooked on watching PBS's Downton Abbey of life in England. BUT . . . back to Highland County, Virginia, we found an early issue of The OkieLegacy Ezine, Vol. 12, Iss. 49, 2010-12-06, which showed a Google satellite map of Highland County, Virginia we will again share with you this week. SEE BELOW.

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NW Okie's Ancestrial Lineage

Vol 13, Iss 22 Bayfield, Colorado - Last week we shared some ancestry lineage of our connection to President Andrew Jackson (Jackson's relationship to me is 1st cousin of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed of husband of 2nd great grand aunt, Nancy McGill, daughter of William Nathan (Jr.) and Nancy Anne (Luttrell) McGill.

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NW Okie's Ancestrial Lineage

Vol 13, Iss 19 Bayfield, CO - In a past "OkieLegacy Ezine I mentioned that I am at a roadblock with my LUTTRELL / CRAIGHEAD ancestors that married into my MCGILL ancestors. I am presently doing research and searching books, memiors and family histories for the CRAIGHEAD (name also spelt CRAIGHEID, CRAGHEDE, CRAIGIE, CRAGGY, CREAGHEAD and CRAGHEAD) and the LUTTRELL's descendants to see if I can unblock these roadblocks. I did find where a possible Craighead connection married the sister of Benjamin Franklin. More about that next week.

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NW Okie's "The Good Old Days"

Vol 13, Iss 11 Bayfield, CO - [The image on the left is the CRAIG family Crest we found online while searching our CRAIG ancestors.]

While the temperatures in the SW Corner of Colorado, San Juan mountains have been in the the mid-fifties, we hear from Perry, Oklahoma and Roy that he has yell daffodil (Jonquils) in bloom and more of them about to be. Here isn Southwest Colorado we are slowly melting the snow on the mountains and the creeks, streams are running rapidly.

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NW Okie's Ramblings

Vol 12, Iss 37 Alva, Oklahoma - Where has the month of September gone. I know it is only reaching mid-way, but why do the days past so quickly?

Only a little over a week plus a few days until Northwestern OSU has their Fall Homecoming 2010. How many homecoming does this make for NWOSU (a.k.a NTN, NSTC, NSC)? 1899? I have lost track, but know that I have run across the first homecoming somewhere in my notes and research. Maybe someone out there reading this could enlighten all us Northwest Oklahomans.

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Insight Into Grandpa McGill

Vol 11, Iss 44 We were looking through our old family photos this last week and found this old photo of our Grandpa William J. "Bill" McGill in his younger days seated on a courthouse lawn with one of his girl friends and another young couple. We can identify Grandpa without much trouble, but who are the others? AND ? Where is this courthouse and lawn?

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Fairmont, Marion County, WV

Vol 11, Iss 11 We found this unknown family photo in my Grandmother's treasure chest of genealogy photos. Why Grandma Contance Warwick McGill had it ... I do not know! The backside was dark and you could barely make "Palatine" scratched into the backside. The old photograph is one of those photographs you see on cardboard type photo-backing. When did they start and end doing photographs like that?

We did a Google search for Fairmont, WV and found some history of Fairmont, Marion County, WV.

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Claud Baird Poems

Vol 10, Iss 7 This week we received an email from the granddaughter of Claud Baird. We also learned a bit more about the man, Claud Baird, who wrote Patriotic and Other Poems.

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Among Other Things...

Vol 7, Iss 30 We received an email this week from Mario, whose grandfather (Karl Wegmann) was a German Air Force soldier in North Afrika during WWII [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Grandpa, Baseball 1904

Vol 1, Iss 5 This is what NW Okie wrote about her Grandpa Mcgill, on a Thursday, February 3, 2000, "Grandpa, Baseball 1904, etc."

The old copper shadow of Earth on the Moon was out Thursday. At a little after 10pm CST the skies cleared in time for the lunar eclipse to show it's full beauty as the shadow of the earth passed over the Full Moon when the Sun, Earth and Moon were aligned in a straight line with each other.

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Pendleton County, (West) Virginia - Pendleton Under Rockingham

Vol 14, Iss 32 Pendleton Cty, VA - This week as we continue our journey of Pendleton county, (West) Virginia, as written by Oren Frederick Morton around 1912, we learn that Augusta county has been a mother of counties in Virginia. It was the spread of the population and the increasing inconvenience of attending court that caused one county after another to be lopped off.

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Great Uncle Robert Lee Warwick

Vol 13, Iss 34 Oklahoma - Our great uncle Robert Lee Warwick was the younger brother of our grandmother, Constance Estella (Warwick) McGill. During WW I, Robert Lee Warwick joined the Canadian Expeditionary (WW I 1919) and the C.A.C. (Coast Artillery Corp 1914). I know have written about this before in the archives of the OkieLegacy Ezine, but for those just now coming on board, I will reiterate this part of the family story.

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1935 Letter From Tesla, WV

Vol 12, Iss 6 Recently, I have come across a November 30, 1935 letter from my Grandmother Constance Estella Warwick McGill's GWIN cousin, dated November 30, 1935, Tesla, West Virginia, and mailed to Mrs. Wm. McGill (Constance), in Alva, Oklahoma.

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Remembering September 1943

Vol 11, Iss 38 What were you/your ancestors doing around the 12th of September 1943? NW Okie was not born yet. Not even a twinkle in my parents eye, but my older sister Dorthy was 12 days old!

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Shawnee Chief Cornstalk...

Vol 6, Iss 8 Another reader sent us some information he found online concerning the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk and the Battle around Point Pleasant and Lord Dunmores battle in Virginia in the late 18th century [more]... View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement In Virginia

Vol 15, Iss 3 Augusta County, VA - The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement In Virginia was extracted front he original court records of Augusta county, Virginia of 1745-1800, by Lyman Chalkley, Dean of the College of Law of Kentucky University, late judge of the county court of Augusta county, Virginia. It was publish by Mary S. Lockwood, honorary Vice-president general, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and completed in three volumes, copyrighted 1912.

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Looking Back ... Great Grandpa J. R. Warwick

Vol 11, Iss 31 Besides being born April 9, 1857, at Frost, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, John Robert Warwick was later a pioneer citizen of Woods (M) county, Oklahoma Territory.

John R. Warwick came from a long line of fighting stock, and he was never known to be afraid. Panics, hard times, sickness, death itself could come along during his life, but he remained calm. John Warwick lived on the theory that the sun set --but that it later arose!

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2nd Great Grandmother Ellen Dever Gwin

Vol 16, Iss 28 Virginia - Two years ago we published, The OkieLegacy, Vol 14, Iss 50, concerning information on my 2nd Great Grandmother (see photo on the left showing Eleanor "Ellen" Dever Gwin, mother to Signora Belle Gwin, my great grandmother).

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Insight Into GWIN's of Virginia

Vol 12, Iss 6 The image on the left is the Federal Census for Otter, Braxton county, West Virginia; Roll 2527; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 318.0.

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Capt. David T. Gwin - Revolutionary War

Vol 11, Iss 11 Back in 1920s, or perhaps closer to the mid-1920s, my grandmother, Constance Estella Warwick McGill, begin her compilation of Guinn/Gwin/Gwyn ancestors. I know this, because I have my grandmother's DAR certificate that was dated around 1925. She used Capt. David T. Gwin has her Revolutionary ancestor.

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Warwick Family Tree & Google Maps

Vol 11, Iss 9 My grandmother Constance Estella Warwick was born around Monterey, Virginia to Signora Belle (Guinn/Gwin) and John Robert Warwick at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1882. Here is a link to my - McGill/Warwick/Gwin family tree at My Heritage.com.

I did a search on Google Maps to find Clover Lick and other Virginia towns that my Warwick's were associated with. Click this Google Map Link where I have marked some towns that are connected with my Warwick/Gwin family tree.
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Great Grand Uncle Walter P. Gwin

Vol 14, Iss 16 Braxton county, West Virginia - Walter P. Gwin was my great grand uncle, older brother of Signora Belle and Reuhama Gwin, and son of Samuel and Eleanor "Ellen" Dever Gwin. Walter was born 22 April 1856, in Highland Virginia and I believe he died in Braxton, West Virginia in the late 1930's, but have not pinned down the exact date as yet.

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HOHL/HULL's & History of Alleghany County, VA

Vol 13, Iss 12 Virginia - According to A Centennial History of Alleghany County of Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton (1857-1926), on page 206, there is mention of Peter Thomas HOHL, who married Susannah F(D)IEFFENBACK(H) in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. It said that Susannah was the second wife of Peter Thomas HOHL and the mother of his fourteen children, but I have found differently in my research.

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Davy Crockett (1786-1836)

Vol 13, Iss 21 Tennessee - Remember the Alamo? Remember "Davy! Davy Crockett! King of the Wild Frontier?" Remember Davy Crockett? Did he really wear a coonskin cap? Did he kill a bear when he was three? I believe that last to be only a myth.

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NW Okie's Distant Craighead Ancestors

Vol 13, Iss 19 Tennessee - Well! I have finally found a connection to the Craighead ancestors that I have been researching, but have NOT found the connection to Nancy Craighead (1757-1867) that married Edward Luttrell.

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Looking Back ... 1904 Friends University Baseball

Vol 11, Iss 32 Back in 1904, while Grandpa Bill McGill was playing baseball at Friends University, Constance Estella Warwick was in Alva, Oklahoma Territory going to Northwestern Normal and teaching in rural schools in the area and communicating through letters with John C. McClure.

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1929 - Public Schools of Today

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NW Okie's Journey

Vol 16, Iss 38 Bayfield, CO - Have you ever traveled over Wolf Creek Pass between South Fork and Pagosa Springs, Colorado, stopping at the scenic overlook that overlooks the beautiful valley north of Pagosa Springs?

The images on the left were taken on a dirt trail at that overlook of some aspen trees that set beside, where travelers have carved their initials into the trees. Are your initials on these famous landmarks at the scenic overlook?

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Duchess of Weaselskin

Vol 14, Iss 46 Bayfield, CO - We remember all Veterans of all wars. We give them our support and thanks for their sacrifices!

NW Okie's Uncle Bob McGill (in the left & bottom photos) fought in WWII. My grand uncle, Robert Lee Warwick (picture in the photo, upper-right), enlisted with the Canadian forces, fighting in WWI, and came back a broken man.

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Duchess & Oakie's NW Corner

Vol 6, Iss 38 Bayfield, Colorado -

Northwestern -- Rediscover the Treasure -- Duchess Rose - The Boss & Editor That is what we have been doing all this week. Rediscovering and discovering the treasures of some old Northwestern yearbooks.

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Oakie's NW Corner

NW Okie (Linda)

Vol 5, Iss 10

With March here, is Spring far behind? We were traveling to OKC from Alva the other afternoon, March 3, Monday. Out in the countryside a few miles south of Alva and west of Carmen, Oklahoma a huge gaggle of geese were heading north. When we were getting near Oklahoma City and traveling along the NW highway, a few miles west of OKC, we spotted another, but smaller, gaggle of geese heading northward.

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Duchess' Domain

Vol 11, Iss 41 My friend Daisy has been sleeping over for the last few weeks. That is us snoozing' together on the sofa like a pair of "couch potatoes." Daisy is the small schnauzer and I have my nose snuggled in towards Daisy's cozy body.


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1900 Insight Of Grandma At 18-Years

Vol 11, Iss 8 I dug out some early 1900s letters that my grandmother, Constance (Warwick) McGill, received from a "best friend," John C. McClure, in Altona, Knox Co, Illinois. In the October, 1900 letter he mentions "arter to fellow." I am not sure what he meant by that, though.

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88 Years Ago Today - 11/11/1918

Vol 8, Iss 45 This Memorial weekend finds NW Okie & Duchess "On the Road" again! This time we find ourselves traveling the by-ways and highways from northwest Oklahoma to southwest Colorado. Check back late saturday evening for the completed published edition of this week's "OkieLegacy" newsletter, Vol. 8, Iss. 45, 11/11/2006.

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Duchess Corner

Vol 8, Iss 20 We find ourselves struck with the mid-May Spring-fever that hits so many this time of year. We did get some tomato plants planted in large pots on our patio. We will keep you advised as to their production in the future.

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Our NEW Grand Niece

Vol 7, Iss 13 March 24, 2005 we received news that our NEW grand niece made her appearance known [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Rummaging Through Time

Vol 1, Iss 9 It was Thursday, September 23, 1999, that NW Okie wrote about her "Rummaging Through Time (Penny Postcards of Life)."

"Sometimes a person has to go back, really back to have a sense, an understanding of all that's gone to make them before they can go forward." -- Paule Marshall

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NW Okie's Ramblings

Vol 12, Iss 26 Liberty 35 School, Oklahoma - This NW Okie and others have noticed that no one looks happy in this 1904-1905 Liberty 35 School, in Woods (M) county, in northwest Oklahoma photo on the left. Do they look mad to you? Even the Teacher, Constance Estella Warwick? Wonder what the deal was? Bad Day? Hard times? Anyway, look for this photo in the 2010 Freedom Rodeo Program later this Summer!

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Insight Into Grandma

Vol 11, Iss 9 This weeks insight into grandma Constance Warwick McGill takes us back 106 years to 1903, with another "Dear Connie letter" from John C. McClure, in Quincy, Illinois, where John was going to school with 900 other students.

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Wishful Thinking

Vol 9, Iss 13 Have you ever wished that you could go back in time? You know - take a time travel adventure back to a certain period to ask, listen, learn, and be more attentive to your grandparents -- learning more about the ancestral family stories. Or . . . is it only wishful thinking!
[Photo on the left is a picture of my grandma Constance Warwick McGill (standing) and another young lady (seated) in the early 1900s somewhere in Colorado.]

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Edwards County, Kansas - Wayne Cemetery

Vol 8, Iss 44 We made it to Lewis, Kansas and found the Wayne Cemetery east of Lewis and went looking, walking through in search of the McGills buried there. We took some pictures of three grave markers for some McGill's we found: Benjamin & Harriet N. McGill (parents of Frank McGill) and Wilburita McGill, sibling of Frank McGill. Wilburita died in infancy.

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Uncle Bob's WWII V-mails...

Vol 7, Iss 42 The NW Okie got her Uncle Bob's (McGill) V-mail scanned and put up at View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Another Instance of Reconnecting

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 50 Bayfield, Colorado - [Photo on the left is a picture of my 2nd great grandmother, Eleanor Dever Gwin, mother to Signora Belle Gwin, my great grandmother.] - In the Rockbridge History of Virginia there is mention of John Gilmore (1700-1759), my 6th great grandfather, that was killed in an Indian raid 10 October 1759, along with four members of his family and five of the ten members of Robert Hamilton's (my 7th great grandfather) family were afterward slain. The Indians did not go any farther.

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Vol 14, Iss 37 Bayfield, CO - As we scour the historic newspaper for bits of genealogy in search of our ancestry, we found the following in the historic American newspapers for Highland Recorder, out of Monterey, Highland county, Virginia, 16th, 23rd & 30th of August 1907, concerning Martin Dever (dec'd ) and a public filing of his administrator, Charles P. Jones vs. Samuel G. Dever and others.

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Vol 14, Iss 29 Bayfield, Colorado - Reading the History of Pendleton County, (W) Virginia and the beginning of the settlement, I found mention of my 6th great Grandfather, Frederick Keister (1704-1787), who had a son by the same name (Frederick Keister (1730-1815)). Frederick Keister, Jr. had a daughter named Esther (1767-1825) who married into the HOHL family.

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Vol 14, Iss 17 Bayfield, Colorado - A few weeks ago someone contacted us about a German/English booklet they had found at a secondhand store in Germany to see if we wanted it. It was interesting to this NW Okie because on the inside cover it had stamped on the upper-left corner, "Camp Alva 23.4.45." It has 100 brief English for export and Import.

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Vol 14, Iss 13 Bayfield, CO - We just received an inquiry concerning our Vol. 9, Iss. 13, dated 2007-03-31, concerning an article, "St. Louis Browns - 1914," that Jim Bradley shared with us and said he had a 38 inch by 12 inch picture of the Browns.

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Vol 14, Iss 6 Bayfield, CO - It takes awhile, but you can make distant family connections if you put yourself out there through this web media. I just love all of this!

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NW Okie's Ancestrial Lineage

Vol 13, Iss 21 Bayfield, Colorado - Well! It appears I have found another interesting ancestry that has crossed this NW Okie's ancestry path! This time it is the 7th President of America (Maj. Gen., Senator, Representative, Attorney General, attorney of Tennessee) Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1767-1845).

Jackson's relationship to me is 1st cousin of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed of husband of 2nd great grand aunt. Got that? Let me see if I can add some clarity to that relationship.

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NW Okie's Ancestrial Lineage

Vol 13, Iss 17 Bayfield, Colorado - [The photo on the left is a picture of my father, Gene McGill, on the left, and my Uncle Bob seated on the paint pony on the right. It was taken somewhere in Alva, Woods county, Oklahoma at a dirt tennis court. Do the houses in the background look familiar to any Woods county residents out there? I believe it to be taken in the early 1920's.]

I was sitting here trying to decide which paternal or maternal lineage to bring you this week. I decided to bring you the LUTTRELL / CRAIGHEAD paternal side of my family lineage where I have a bunch of roadblocks that has me scratching my head and wondering more about this limb of our family tree.

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NW Okie's R & R - The Good Old Days of 1920's

Vol 13, Iss 4 Bayfield, Colorado - This week we are going to share a photo that I believe was taken in the 1920's (maybe mid to late 1920's), in Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma at the old Presbytarian church that stood on the Northeast corner of Seventh & Church Street. My Dad, Gene McGill, is the young boy standing on the left end, frontrow. Does anyone recognize any of the other young children in this photo and the teachers?

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Immigrants Make Up America

Vol 12, Iss 27 America - With the talk of Independence Day, and this being the day after the 4th of July 2010, We ask you, "Aren't we all immigrants or Descendants of Immigrants?"

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Insight Into Grandma & Warwick's

Vol 11, Iss 43 With no more letters from john C. McClure, we assume that the communication of letters ceased to exist after August 1906 and Constance moved on to her next beau. Was it William J. McGill? We are not sure yet, but suspect as much.

NW Okie has been working on more of the Warwick census reports over at Ancestry.com and updating information in NW Okie's Genealogy pages for Warwick / McGill / Paris / Wagner Family and adding old photos to the Family Photo Albums at her genealogy site.

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NW Okie's Warwick Connection

Vol 10, Iss 47 This is an early picture of my great great grandfather, Wm Fechtig Warwick, as a young boy.


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Ghostly Spirits of Alva's Old Hospital

Vol 9, Iss 42 With Halloween just a few weeks, days away, we thought we would throw in some mention of possible ghostly spirits that may, may not roam the halls of the Old Alva General Hospital.

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Jacob & Mary (VANCE) WARWICK's Sketches...

Vol 7, Iss 14 Jacob & Mary (Vance) Warwick's framed sketches have found a family home. A lady (Carolyn) in California contacted us this week. Her family is directly related to Jacob & Mary... 4th great-grandparents through Rachael Primrose WARWICK (daughter of Jacob & Mary).

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Logan County Oklahoma & 1909 baseball

Vol 17, Iss 5 Logan Co., OK - The postcard on the left shows the Logan County High School of Guthrie, Oklahoma. This is a 1908 Penny Postcard. The 1909 photo on the right shows my Grandfather, Bill McGill, and the 1909 baseball team at Guthrie, Oklahoma. It is also a 1909 Penny Postcard that McGill sent to his sweetheart, Constance Warwick in 1909.
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Highland County Virginia - Land Ownership

Vol 14, Iss 17 Highland County, Virginia - [The photo on the left is a penny postcard sent by R. B. Doyle, Vanderpoole, Virginia, 6 September 1907, to Miss Constance Estella Warwick, received 10 September 1907, in Alva, Oklahoma.]

We have learned that the letter of the law, the unoccupied lands of colonial Virginia belonged to the king, as a personification of the state. The public domain was parceled out to private individuals in a way very much like the homestead law by which a great part of the West had been settled during the last half-century.

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1949 Alva High Graduates & MORE

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January 1901 Castle On the Hill

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Old Penny & Leather Postcards

Vol 9, Iss 8 We re-found our old leather penny postcards with some extra information about them. It seems the leather postcards were produced between the years 1904-1908.

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Our Great-Grandpa, John R. Warwick

Vol 9, Iss 30 I just love this old photo (dated January 1903) of Great-Grandpa John Warwick on the left. Great-Grandpa John Warwick is seated on the right with his brother, Pete, on the left. We are not quite sure who the gentleman standing in the background. It may have been another brother ... or friend.

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Highland County Virginia Pioneers & Battle of Guilford

Vol 13, Iss 16 Highland County, Virginia - The "History of Highland County Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton, shows that our Paternal 4th Great-Grandfather, Capt. David GWIN, fought in the Battle of Guilford.

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1909-1910 Alva Rest Room Guestbook

Vol 17, Iss 9 Alva, OK - Northwest Oklahoma had a community resting place in Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma known as "Alva's Rest Room" where travelers, country folks and others used as a stopping off place to rest before the long journey back home.

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Grandpa Baseball Legacy 1904-1909

Vol 15, Iss 19 Alva, Oklahoma - Wm. J. "Bill" McGill played baseball from 1904 to 1909. He started in Alva, OK and continued to Friends University and then on the the Southwest League in 1906 to play for the Austin Senators. From there he was sold for $500 in 1907 and moved up to the Major American League with the St. Louis Browns.

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Insight Into Grandma & John C. McClure

Vol 11, Iss 42 August 11, 1906 -- This letter from John C. McClure written on "The First National Bank" stationery to Miss Constance Warwick at Alva, Oklahoma Territory. It is a short note just before John heads for Altona.

"Dear Connie, I do not know whether I will get up tonight or not. I'm going home in the morning, so if I don't see you. Good bye. Yours, Jno. Write me at Altona, Illinois."

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This Day In History

Vol 12, Iss 52 America - (Dec. 27) -- It was 96 years ago, 27 December 1914, William Jacob and Constance Estella (Warwick) McGill greeted, brought their oldest son, Gene M. McGill into their lives, in Alva Woods county, Oklahoma. Gene McGill made his mark in the Democrat political arena in the 1950's through the 1960's when you could show your differences between political parties and still have respect for each other. It was nothing like it is today. Gene M. McGill died on Father's Day, June, 1986, at the age of 71. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!

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Great Grandma's Bible

Vol 15, Iss 4 Alva, Oklahoma - Back in 2002, I had rummaged through some old family boxes of memories, finding what I thought to be some great family treasures. One of those treasures was my Grandmother's (Constance Estella Warwick McGill) bible that was handed down from her mother Signora Bell Gwin Warwick.

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Highland County (Virginia)

Vol 13, Iss 48 Highland County, Virginia - In chapter one of Images of Highland County, by Chris Scott, it says that when settlers arrived in the area of Highland county, there were no real roads. Only trails existed over mountains; wagon roads were not even carved out until much later.

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Constance (Warwick) McGill's DAR Certificate

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The Good With The Bad Ancestry Stories

Vol 13, Iss 16 Highland County, Virginia - There are probably some out there that only want to learn the good about their ancestors and sweep the bad under the rug.

Besides the good, this NW Okie is in search for the alleged bad side of her ancestors, if that be the case here. Doesn't it gives a particular flavor and character to those who came before us? How do you feel? Do you embrace both the "good" and "bad" stories of your ancestral lineage?

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Old Alva Depot Buggy Ride

Vol 15, Iss 5 Alva, OK - OK! Ten years ago (2002) we asked, "Who Is This Young Couple in the early days of Alva, Oklahoma Territory?" We still do not know who is in this picture. We suspect it might be a McGill relative of some sort! Does it ring a bell with anyone?

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Nellie's 8th Graduation Photo..

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OkieLegacy Guestbook Comments...

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Vol 16, Iss 32 Bayfield, CO - I recently connected to the person who bought the "Old Sam L. Lindsay place," 5 miles south of Monterey, Virginia. The reason this connection is important to me is because Sam Lindsay married my great grandmother's sister's daughter, Lucy Eckard. Let's see if I can make this family connection a bit clearer. My Great-Grandmother, Signora Belle Gwin, had an older sister, Rhuhama "Hami" Gwin, that married Jacob "Job" Eckard. Rhuhama and Job Eckard had a daughter Lucy (1883-1946) who married Sam L. Lindsay. Lucy was my first cousin twice removed.

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Duchess & Sadie's Snowy Domain

Vol 13, Iss 5 Bayfield, CO - [This is a view of Vallecito Lake looking South South East, or something like that.] -- The last day of January 2011 brought a cold front and some fresh snow to our area here in Southwest Colorado Rockies. It started snowing earlier this Monday morning with a light dusting of new snow covering the old, with intermittent snow and sunshine breaks during the morning into the afternoon. By mid-afternoon the snowflakes got bigger and the falling snow blocked the view of the mountain peaks.

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Millennium Edition

Vol 3, Iss 1 Slapout, Oklahoma - Here it is a week into the New 21st Century! Thanks for all the memories you have sent in the past Volumes of "Oakie's HTH." I am working on some Slapout, Oklahoma 2001 photos I took this week and hope to have them ready for you next week. Send me some history and memories of Slapout... If you get a chance.

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Duchess & Sadie's Spring Domain

Grandmother's Pink Climbing Roses (1940s)

Vol 12, Iss 19 Alva, Oklahoma - We hope all the mothers and grandmothers out there had a great "Mother's Day" this Sunday.

NW Okie received Mother Day roses from an rose bushes via the internet and all the way from northwest Oklahoma. The pink rose bush on the left is an old bush planted by NW Okie's Grandmother Constance Estella (Warwick) McGill sometime back in the late 1940's. It has been blooming, growing ever since! The photo on the right is a closeup of one of those pink roses.

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Duchess' Domain

Vol 11, Iss 33 Can you remember what you were doing 40 years ago, during the Summer of '69, August 15-18, 1969 to be exact? Were you one of those 450,000 rock-n-roll music lovers, hippies making their way to the "Peace & Love" Woodstock Festival at White Lake, New York? Lots was happening the Summer of '69!

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Pugs & SW Colorado Cooler, Drier Air

Vol 10, Iss 22 Well! What these horses hear from those SW Coloradians is, "We (NW Okie, David & The Pugs) left northwest Oklahoma early last Thursday morning and arrived at Bayfield, Colorado around 6:30 p.m. MDT after about a 12 hour drive through, western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and southeast Colorado."

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Duchess & Sadie's Spring Domain

Taste of Durango (Colorado)

Vol 12, Iss 21 Bayfield, Colorado -

It has been a beautiful mountain week and weekend here in the Southwest Rockies. This Monday morning we awoke to an inch of snow on the cars and rooftops. The temperatures this past week during the day were anywhere from the sixties to the mid seventies.

The weekend before this last weekend, we took this photo on the left and right of the "Taste of Durango" that took over a few blocked off blocks on Main Avenue, in Durango, Colorado. This was the biggest crowd that NW Okie has seen in the last the few years. Durango's Manna Soup Kitchen uses the Taste of Durango to raise funds for their soup kitchen.

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Spring Debut & Other Things

Vol 9, Iss 12 By mid-week the Official Calendar Spring made its debut with rainy, chilly weather here in the valley south of Bayfield, Colorado that totaled an inch since yesterday. AND... it was foggy, cloudy this Saturday morning when Duchess woke me up early to do my chores in the falling mist.

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Old Military Uniforms

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Walking With Sadie

Vol 16, Iss 38 Bayfield, CO - My favorite human, RL Wagner, took these images of an eagle perched in the dead tree on the Northeast side of Vallecito Lake. Thought maybe you would enjoy viewing some precious mountain scenery, wildlife we encounter daily in our neck of the woods.

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School Photograph The Pioneer Teacher.

The Pioneer Teacher, Constance Warwick - 1904-05

Vol 6, Iss 38 Liberty School District, Oklahoma -

List of Liberty School Students & Age in 1905 & 1911
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McGill Bros. - Gene & Bob

Vol 10, Iss 23 The photo on the left is a picture of the McGill Brothers, Gene (left) & Robert (right), taken out at the ranch on Hwy 14 sometime around 1944 as the McGill Bros. were standing in front of Gene's light airplane.

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Robert Lee Warwick, WWI Soldier

Vol 9, Iss 4 My grandmother, Constance Warwick McGill had a younger brother, Robert Lee Warwick, that fought in WWI with the Canadian forces.

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OkieLegacy - A Passion

Vol 8, Iss 31 Yes! We are still doing The OkieLegacy Ezine. It is just a couple of days late this week. Our OkieLegacy ezine can NOW be viewed, read at two different links in different formats. [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


About The NW Okie

Vol 10, Iss 12
This is for those of you who have just recently joined us here or want to know more about the NW Okie, editor & publisher of The OkieLegacy. Who is that lady collecting Okie Legacies? AND... Why? You can read a short "bio" about me over at my ParisTimes Genealogy site.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 15, Iss 8 Bayfield, CO - As we rummage through old family letters of grandpa's from the 1937 era, we ran across the following. One from September, 1937, concerning a letter Grandpa wrote to his youngest son about his auto accident, and another written by our grandma to Uncle Bob.

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Vol 14, Iss 40 Bayfield, CO - Besides taking in the golden cools of the aspens in southwest colorado, I have been busy reading a Southern Historical Magazine published in August, 1892 and concerning some Pioneer History of my WARWICK ancestry. The history takes us through my 5th great grand uncle, Jacob Warwick (sometimes referred to as John or Jake).

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 32 Bayfield, CO - I was going through some old paternal photographs and found this photo on the left. I believe it was taken around 1938 in the Virginia with my grandmother, Constance Estella (Warwick) McGill (second from the right, front row) and my father, Gene McGill (standing behind everyone and center). If any Gwin's, Hull's, Warwick's and Eckard's recognize any of the rest of these Virginia or West Virginia family, I would love to hear from you.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 22 Bayfield, CO - We Remember and Honor All Veterans of All wars! The photo on the left is a few photos of my Uncle Robert Lee McGill, who fought overseas during World War II. The photo in the upper-right of that same image may be a photo of my Grand Uncle Robert Lee Warwick, who enlisted in the British forces overseas and fought in World War I (1919).

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Vol 14, Iss 15 Bayfield, Colorado - We had a few interesting emails this week concerning the "Old Sam Lindsay" home place south of Monterey, Virginia. We did found out that the 77.9 acre someplace and old house are "For Sale!" It is a three bedroom a bath home that sets next to the highway 220, south of Monterey, Virginia.



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Constance Estella Warwick McGill

Vol 14, Iss 11 Bayfield, CO - My grandmother, Constance Estella Warwick McGill, was a strong-willed, determined woman in her lifetime! Anyway, that is how she appeared to this NW Okie. I sometimes wish I could now go back to when she was alive to see what she thought of what is going on with the injustices the male congress have imposed on women's rights to make their own healthcare choices today.

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NW Okie's Ancestry Corner

Vol 13, Iss 27 Bayfield, Colorado - [Identities of the 1909 Guthrie baseball team in photo on the left: backrow, left to right: Herman Leuttke (captain), Clare Patterson, Bill McGill, Norman Price, Clyde Geist, Thomas Reed; Middle row: Red Davis, Tony Anderson, Howard Price (manager), Ted Waring, Milton Pokorney; Seated: Floyd Willis, Jesse Clifton, Clarence Nelson.]

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NW Okie's Ancestrial Lineage

Vol 13, Iss 20 Bayfield, Colorado - Last week I promised a bit more possible information concerning a really distant connection to one of Benjamin Franklin's older sisters. As I have recently found, it turns out that Benjamin Franklin was a brother-in-law of the 1st cousin 3x removed of Samuel Geddes Craighead (husband) of our 2nd Great Grand Aunt, Nancy McGill, daughter of Wm Nathan McGill, Jr. See Notes and Link. In another feature of this week's OkieLegacy newsletter we have included a short biography of the infamous printer, inventor, politician, statesman and free-mason, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).

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NW Okie's Ancestrial Lineage

Vol 13, Iss 13 Bayfield, CO - Were the GWIN / GWYNN / GWYN / GUINN / GWYNNE / GUINN of Irish or Welsh descent? That is what I am trying to research now. From what I have come across so far, some reports say they could have been mostly Irish instead of Welsh descent.

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NW Okie's R & R - The Good Old Days & Sayings

Vol 13, Iss 3 Bayfield, CO - This week's old photo dates back to 29 December 1922, showing Constance Estella (Warwick) McGill, William J. McGill and their two sons, Gene (front row, in front of William McGill) and Robert (standing with his bike next to Constance). Constance and William Mcgill and family appear to be standing in their backyard in Alva, Woods county, Oklahoma. Does anyone recognize the two-story home across the street? Is it still there today?

Gene seems to have a rope loosely hanging around his neck and attached to something. What is it?

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George Nickel Family Restoration Continues

Vol 11, Iss 45 Is this photo on the left part of the Nickels family? Notice at the top of the photo lightly, faded and scrawled in pencil is the name "Simple Nickols." Did someone just misspell the name "Nickels?"Could "Simple" be the "S" in Lena's name? Was my grandmother (Constance Warwick McGill) friends of this "Simple Nickols?" Why was this photo amongst my grandmother's old photos? Lots of unanswered questions to unravel! Can you help us?

Here is what Mark Bellah (Email: markebel@swbell.net) says, "The picture of Simple Nickols that you sent is very interesting in that if you look closely the O in nickols almost looks like an E that almost closed.

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Looking Back ... Early 1900 Baseball & Grandpa Bill

Vol 11, Iss 30 They were known as "Alva the Champions!" The Baseball team pictured on the left played in the Alva, Greensburg and Hopeton area around 1904.

Listed Left to Right, Front Row: George Brannan, Jess Clifton, a dog, Lynn White, Ramsey; Middle Row: A Helena boy, Frank Crowell, Wilhite; Back Row: Museller, Quinlan, Bill McGill, Rolly Wilton, Ross Frazier.

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Once Upon A Warwick

Vol 10, Iss 17 Once upon a time very long ago, William Fechtig Warwick was born 11 August 1822 in Augusta County, Virginia to Robert Craig & Esther (Hull) Warwick. [See WARWICK Genealogy.]

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Looking Back At 2005...

Vol 7, Iss 52 January 2005 -- Tsunamis in Thailand -- ice storms in Oklahoma -- Christmas snow in Galveston TX -- snow storms in Colorado! snow started to fall Friday evening (7th of January)

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Alva Teachers - 1907-1908

Vol 7, Iss 8 Alva Teachers 1907-08... While I was digging through some of my grandmother's old photo, I found this photograph of Alva Teachers from 1907-08 school year posed on the steps of a school in Alva. I haven't showed this to you before, have I?

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Pendleton County, (West) Virginia - Formation & Early Middle Period (1787-1818)

Vol 14, Iss 34 Pendleton Cty, (W) VA - As we learn more about our ancestors of Pendleton county, (West) Virginia, we have found many names listed below showing up in our paternal genealogy of the Warwick/Gwin/Eckard ancestors. Especial how the Poage/Poague family married into the Warwick family. I have tried to include in parenthesis those in my ancestry tree.

Abraham Eckard's relationship to this NW Okie is as a paternal grandfather of wife of great grand aunt (Reuhama Gwin). Such as, Abraham Eckard (1791 - ), relationship to me: paternal grandfather of wife of great grand aunt; Absalom Eckard (1825 - 1898), Son of Abraham; Job E Eckard (1847 - 1911), Son of Absalom; Reuhama "Hami" GWIN (1857 - 1921), Wife of Job E.; Samuel GWIN (1825 - 1871), Father of Reuhama "Hami"; Signora Belle Gwin (1860 - 1934), Daughter of Samuel; Constance Estella WARWICK (1882 - 1968), Daughter of Signora Belle; Gene M MCGILL (1914 - 1986), Son of Constance Estella Warwick McGill; and that leads to me, Linda Kay MCGILL Wagner, daughter of Gene McGill.

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Highland County Virginia - Civil War 1861

Vol 14, Iss 14 Highland County, Virginia - This week we explore Highland county of Virginia and it's history and attitude of Highland people and the militia companies and the Battle of Camp Alleghany (13 December 1861, 105 acres, Pocahontas County, West Virginia) in the war of 1861 (Civil War) and how it affected Highland.

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Vincent Gray Warwick

Vol 5, Iss 13 West Virginia - Vincent Gray Warwick, born February 8, 1927 -- This photo shows Vincent Gray Warwick at 10 months of age when taken on December, 1927.

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1900 Census - Oklahoma Territory, Liberty Township

Vol 11, Iss 43 The 1900 Census, Liberty Township, Woods, Oklahoma Territory, District 229, Ancestry.com ? The 1900 Census for Liberty Township, Woods, Oklahoma Territory, Roll T623_ 1343; Enumeration District: 229., on page 6 of shows Constance E. Warwick (17), Oct. 1882, born in West Virginia living with her parents (John R. & Siggie B. Warwick) and her younger brother Robert L. (12), Nov. 1887, West Virginia, and going to school.

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Other Tidbits

Vol 8, Iss 38 We have had some corrections by a couple of McGill Sisters this week concerning the 1947 photo that was in last weeks newsletter. The photo was taken at the Warwick/McGill ranch house on hwy 11, north of Waynoka, Oklahoma.

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Warwick, Gwin, Hull and Eckard Relations

Vol 16, Iss 28 Monterey, VA - I recently gathered some old family photos my Warwick, Gwin, Hohl (Hull) and Eckard relations that lived in the vicinity of Monterey, Vanderpoole and Mountain Grove, Virginia. I have put them on my Facebook page in a photo album entitled Monterey Virginia.

Check them out below and see if any are related to your ancestors. My dad (Gene McGill) is the young boy, seated on porch, third from left. I believe it was taken in the 1920s when my grandmother (Constance Estella Warwick McGill) was doing her research for her DAR for Capt. David Gwin. Anyway . . . Grandmother got her DAR papers around 1925. Besides the Facebook album (Monterey Virginia), you can see more Warwick-Gwin photographs at Paristimes Pioneers (Warwick Album).

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Great Grandpa Wm. Fechtig Warwick

Vol 11, Iss 32 The picture on the left is an old photo of William Fechtig & Pheobe Anthea (Pray) Warwick, parents of John Robert (great-grandpa) and Paul (great-uncle) Warwick, of Mountain Grove, Virginia [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


1889 Capital Almanac of Miss Lucy Eckard

Vol 16, Iss 32 Virginia - This is one of the old almanacs that belonged to Lucy Eckard that was recently sent to me by the lady who recently purchased the Old Sam Lindsay Place, five miles south of Monterey, Virginia.

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Historical Crystal Park Colorado

Vol 12, Iss 52 Crystal Park, Colorado - Back in July 1909, my grandmother Constance Estella Warwick (before she married my grandpa Wm. J. McGill, march 24, 1910) traveled to Colorado Springs and toured Crystal Park and other sites around that area in Colorado.

Because of the scrapbook Grandma kept and that I scanned and put up on my Oakiepics Webshots, I have heard the following from the Historical committee for the Crystal Park, in Colorado.

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Penny Postcards

Vol 11, Iss 27 Grandpa was a striking figure in his suit, bow tie, white hat, seated on a chair reading a letter with another fellow standing behind Bill McGill. I have no clue of what or who the letter was from and can only speculate.

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MORE ? History of Highland County Virginia

Vol 11, Iss 45 Biographic paragraphs taken from the book, A History of Highland County Virginia, Chapter XXIII, page 223, gives us some insight into the families and particular mention of the Highland Men of more or less prominence.

Such as?

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Grandpa's Model T Torpedo Roadster of 1912

Vol 14, Iss 18 Woods County, Oklahoma - [Click images to view larger images of Grandpa Bill McGill and his 1912 Model T Torpedo Roadster.]

Whoever was taking the picture may have been looking towards the southeast to catch the "Castle on the Hill" in the background. If someone else has a better description of the composition, I would love to hear from you via comment or email. What about the image in the shiny gas tank? I can see grandpa's image, but what is the white image? Is it a lady in white with umbrella? Flowers? Can not quite make the white image out.

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Alva's Westside School (Oklahoma)

Vol 13, Iss 39 Alva, Oklahoma - Some have asked over the years where the West Side School was located, in Alva, Oklahoma. The photo on the left shows some Alva 3rd graders of 1910, with Mrs. Constance Estella (Warwick) McGill as the teacher at the Westside school.

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Mrs. Essie Nall & Northwestern Normal Alumni

Vol 11, Iss 28 A few weeks ago I shared this photo of Essie, Grace and Connie. That Essie Nall on the left was written about in 1943, in a local newspaper.

The 1943 article is about Essie Nall that my grandmother, Constance Warwick McGill, grew up and went to school with as they continued their friendship through the ages.

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Insight Into Grandma & John C. McClure

Vol 11, Iss 41 While John McClure was writing Constance two letters in April, 1906, Bill McGill was posing on April 2, 1906, with a few southwest Texas League baseball buddies from the Austin Senators.

That is why this week's insight shows Bill McGill's and baseball buddies, instead of Constance Warwick's photo.

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Air Castles & Dreamers

Vol 11, Iss 26 This NW Okie comes from a long line of dreamers with roots in Oklahoma. My grandmother, Constance Estella Warwick McGill, wrote in letters from a friend, John C. McClure, of the places she wanted to go and see when she was younger in the early 1900s. John accused Constance of building "air castles."

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1836 Book - The Life of William Penn

Vol 8, Iss 43 This 1836 little book of "The Life of William Penn" was in our grandmother Constance E [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


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