Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kelly's daughter.....

if I remember right, her grandma and my grandma were cousins....found this cute picture on facebook!

Monday, November 26, 2012


We Are The Daileys....

and we are looking good in one of our pictures from the family photo shoot by Captured Moments by Teri....
here we are in Chiefs jerseys (my idea, of course!) on the scenic railroad bridge by the Starks house....
this is the sneak peek she posted on facebook!
my favorite is the one on the website of Koren & Katie hugging....

An Axsom Saturday Night Thanksgiving....

Max is now 6'3"!
bought a RADA pizza cutter to help finance his 8th grade Washington DC trip....
Kevin, KJ< & I had a lovely family supper with my mom and dad, sister Lisa, brother-in-law Tom, & nephews Max & Logan.

Lisa's pictures from A Brown Family Christmas 2012....

since we were evil and went to the Chiefs game instead....

Saturday, November 24, 2012

they sent an old cook out to Helena Montana yesterday and think that will be all this month.

aunt minerva collection...
return address CPL John Maxwell
H.Q. Co. Barrack 3
No. 87016789
R.C.C. 1773 Ft Leavenworth Kans.
where stamp goes, "free" is handwritten
addressed to Minerva Maxwell, Brimson, Mo.
postmarked Fort Leavenworth Kans. 5 p.m. Sept 10 1942
Sept 4 '42
Dear Sis, well i will try and write a few line to let you know that I am all right and still here but don't know how long yet as they sent an old cook out to Helena Montana yesterday and think that will be all this month. I have been down to K.C. today and was down last Tuesday nite.
I don't think ever will get a pass to come home anymore for they don't like for any body to be away that long.
JAcob Little had been on K.P. three days this week he like it just fine. I think will go over to Topeka to the fair one day when it starts.
Stay busy and make a good school teacher for when this war is over probably will need somebody to take care of me. I saw Earl Shirley girl friend in K.C. today she was going down to see him. She said Earl was going to be sent across soon. well I had better close for this time.
your brother, John
Spt 10 '42 Dear Sis, well the sun is shining again today the first time in several days now. I went downtown last nite to the show it sure was good but don't as now if I will go. I have not been down to K.C. for a week now and don't think will go until Sunday nite would like to come home then but don't think will get to as they have about all the cook gone now.
I have not seen anybody I knew for week now so they must have them about all in now. Well I suppose you have learned the kid all that they should know and about ready to close again or do you think it will take another week yet
I have not been working so hard the last two week as they put me on an easy job now got to work at six and off at nine but think I have put in enough hard work for this place as can get by just as easy not working as to work.
well, they have changed our way of addressing letters now as they are so many civilians send letter marked like Soldiers, I habe not heard from Leland since was over I don't know what he has done but was planning on going down to Sedalia and get job on the railroad well I had better close so write when you can.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

family gathered around the table....

food prepared by mom, koren, and kevin...
our guests were KJ, Katie, Mom, Dad, Koren,Cody, & John....
katie went home with her sister to go BLACK FRIDAY shopping at the mall at midnite...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

5 generations of amazing women!

Jessie Toot Shroyer, Marie Dailey Hass, Deanna Dailey Schreffler, Kim Schreffler Muehlberg, Jessica Muehlberg, Lacey Muehlberg

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Eva Mathes

taken late Sept. of '47, Eva Mathes Shafer (daughter of Oscar & Edna Banks Shafer) on the right.

Vickie's boys....

I don't have my pictures scanned of just David and Jesse, so thought I'd share this one again of my two Veterans and their brother, my middle son, Jared. Jared was so happy to be in this picture with his brothers! Jesse is retired from USMC and David spent five years with USAF and is presently with the Air National Guard and works for the Air Force as a civilian. I probably didn't say that right! Anyway, I'm proud of my vets just as I'm proud of all five of my sons.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Donna's cowboys!

posted by Grandpa Bill's daughter Nancy....

Our Dad who recently went home to be with God. He is being honored as a WWII United States Army Veteran and eating a free meal in Heaven tonight. Thanks Dad for our freedom and thanks to all the veterans for fighting for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. God Bless Them All.

Commander Bob Hashman and wife Donna....

William Ervin "Bill" Lovell

November 7 2012
son of Harmon Uriar and Henrietta Elmira (Reynolds) Lovell, was born December 28 1914 in Hasty, Iowa, and died at the age of 97 years, October 29 2012 at the Westview Acres CAre Center in Leon, Iowa.
Bill lived most of his life in Iowa attending country school through the eighth grade adn then worked in the family business of truck farming.
In 1944, hejoined the U.S. Armyu during World War II as a field lineman in the 641st division.
After the war, he returned to Des Moines, Iowa, and was employed with Solar Aircraft. He later went into business for himself installing chain link fence.
He loved gardening, growing flowers, grapes and berries, fishing, hunting, Patsy Kline music, and watching the Lawrence Welk show and Hee Haw on TV. He can be remembered for his wit, never taking anything too serious, always having a comeback, and wearing his big sombrero hat while mowing the yard on his riding lawnmower.
Bill was united in marriage to Arlene Elizabeth Payne on November 28 1940 in Minnesota. They lived in Iowa until he retired, and then moved to an acreage south of Princeton, Missouri, where he enjoyed attending auctions, raising grapes, and became a member of the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 of Mercer. After his health began to fail, they moved to Iowa.
Bill is survived by his wife, Arlene, of Leon, Iowa; by four daughters, Sheryl Thompson and husband, Ron, of Mercer, Missouri; Joy Ferris and husband, Wayne, of Eastin, Maine; Darla Murphy and Nancy Daughton of Leon, Iowa; his son, Ervin Lovell of Leon; one sister, Minnie Daniels of Des Moines; sixteen grandchildren, Sheri Parsons and husband Donnie of Princeton; Makella Hagan and husband, Lathe, of Mercer; Melanie Robinson and husband Chuch; Joseph Murphy and wife Ann; Billie Jo Heaton and friend, Kevin McAninch; Tammy McFee and husband Skip, all of Mercer, MO; Larry Hartman and wife Sonja; Jerry Hartman and wife Stacey, all of Los Vegas, Nevada; Carla McIntosh and husband Doug, of Corydon, IA; Kevin Heaton and wife Laurie of Hanford, California; Carl Hill and wife, Sharon, of Arizona; Jeff Lovell and friend, Lashenna Drake, Corrina Wires and husband Anthony of Leon, IA; Kelley Frost and husband Larry of Novinger, Missouri; Jon Jeffers and friend, Bobbie of Maine; and Jessica Ferris and friend, Mikel, of South Carolina; 5 step grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 16 step great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; 9 step great great grandchildren; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dixie Dailey; 2 grandchildren, Shelley Belcher and Robert Lovell; a great grandson Cody McIntosh; one brother, Harlan Lovell; and by one sister, Norma Rice.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville, Iowa, with Pastor Jack Stark officiating.

North Mercer R-III Posts Honor Rolls

THE MIRROR November 7 2012
First quarter "B" honor roll, 8th grade, Katie Dailey.

Visitors in the house of Marie Dailey Hass last week

were Duane Dailey, Columbia; Deanna and Frank Schreffler, Des Moines, IA; Kate Hicks, Emiley and Ellie, Redfield, IA; Elijah and Dixie Dailey; Kevin and Debbie Dailey and Katie.
They were in Mercer to attend the funeral of Wayne Shroyer. Margaret Logan and Betty Daily of Indianola, IA, also.....(didn't cut out the rest of it....)
Mercer News, THE MIRROR, no date on clipping

Saturday, November 10, 2012

baby cap of Philip Higdon

mom got this for me at family heirloom day....
"my dads H.R.H."

an old envelope....

mom got for me at the family heirloom day....
return address is J.H.Higdon, Alva, OKLA
addressed to Mrs Nannie Stanley, Rosalia Kansas, c/o J.W. Orton

calico scrap from the Civil War....

mom got this for me at the family heirloom day at aunt minerva's
this is even more amazing when you take into consideration that my great grandparents lost their home to a fire when my grandma Grace was young....

a bit of floral trim

that mom found for me at the family heirloom day...I could picture it on a hat...

doily made my Grandma Maxwell

mom got this for me at the family day....

George Washington Higdon

"wall paper and border from my grandfather Geo. Washington Higdon's house near New Point, Ind." Hobart Higdon — in Brimson, MO.
my mom went to the family day at great aunt minerva's home to pick out family heirlooms...I had to work, so mom selected some amazingly cool things for me!

Jesse Doze, SSgt USMC, Ret.

Vicki's boy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

picxs on facebook posted of Wesley and his grandma Donna!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Cavanah Family

been on facebook again.....

Sketches of Tazewell County, Virginia 's Early History

complied by Nellie White Bundy July 1976
"compliments of Aunt Minerva Maxwell Brown. Visited Tazewell VA. in Oct. 1991"
early settlers 1769-1773 BLUESTONE: Thomas Maxwell. Bluestone is in the eastern part of Tazewell County on the Bluestone River. The Fincastle Turnpike passed thru this area. CRAB APPLE ORCHARD: Thomas Witten (I am thinking the Witten's are related so am including them...) (Disgah) inhabited by prehistoric Indians and first pioneer settlement in Tazwell County. Well known flag stop on Cinch Valley Railroad. remains an agricultural area. name derived from a wild crab orchid found there when first survived.
FORTS: 1773 Crab Orchard for erected by Thomas Witten on Crab Orchard survery tract.
POSTED AT STATIONS on Lincolnshire Branch, Bluestem Creek, White Sulphur Springs: Thomas Maxwell, Thomas Witten, James Witten, Jeremiah Witten, John Maxwell.
SPIES: John Maxwell, James Witten, Thomas Witten Jr.
WAR OF 1812-1814: William Witten
INCORPARATED TOWNS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY: 1800 Tazewell: was founded in June 1800 and was first called Jeffersonville Township in honor of Thomas Jefferson. It is the County seat of Tazewell County, Va. and one of the most historical areas in the County. 1883 Bluefield: first known as Pin Hook, Harman, Graham, and then Bluefield received its charter in 1883 and was called Graham, Virginia for Thomas Graham, an engineer and promoter from Philadelphia. He came to to this area to survey for the building of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The name of Bluefield was derived from a species of chicory that has a dark blue flower, and the blue grass that grows in abundance in Tazewell County.
FIRST OFFICERS OF TAZEWELL COUNTY: 1801 Thomas Witten House of Delegates; 1800 James Maxwell High Sheriff.
COUNTY COURT LAW ORDERS June 1800-May 1810: JAmes Maxwell qualified as Sheriff.; James Witten Commissioners
Court July 1 1800 present Thomas Witten; New Term 1800 First Grand Jury Empannelled: James Witten, Edley Maxwell, Willam Witten
1801 John Maxwell Lt. 1st Battalion of 112th Regt.
James Witten Capt. 2nd Batt. 112th Regt.
Lt. 2nd Batt. William Witten Jr.
James Witten Commissioner Laying of town
1812 Jan. Thomas Witten, Commissioners
June: William Witten Commander of the Rev. be allowed $100 for his services for the present year.
1818 May T. school commissioners Thomas Witten Senior.
1829 June T. ordered that Eleanor, slave of Wm Witten be exempted from payment of county levy and Poor rates.
blockquote>1832 Oct. T. declaration of Thomas Witten , a Rev. War soldier.
1834 Oct T. a deed of Emancipation for a slave by Wm Thompson, John Cecil, and Thomas Witten, heirs of James Witten, dec. admitted to record.
1845 July T. Anderson's Mill aka Graybeal's Mill then Taylors Mill at Maxwell.
May 1809 First Grand Jury empannelled: James Witten, Audley Maxwell, James Maxwell
1805 Deed Book No. 1 page 225 William Witten adn Letticie his wife, John Greenup and Elizabeth his wife, to John Tollett, William Witten, James Witten, Jeremiah Witten, Thomas Greenup and Smith Deskins, Trustees in Trust, Conveys four acres and a half, situate on Clinch River, upon which to erect a church for the use and benefit of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America etc. Said four and a half acres described by metes and bounds and comes out of a 121 acre survey made to John Greenup and Thomas Witten, decd.
Deskins-Maxwell House: first of three gray stone houses built in Tazwell County by German stonemasters. Approx. date 1810, one of the oldest houses in county continuously occupied by desc. of original owner.
Witten's Mill in early settlement days the location of a mill was the impending influence in the selection of a home site. Wittens' Mill was located in the heart of a thriving area of Taz. Co. The first mill on this site was built and run by a Mr Lane. It burned when the Northern Army invaded the County under Col. Toland. In 1870 Thomas Witten and Richard SMoot rebuilt a mill on the original site.
Thomas Witten and son in law acquired Crab Orchard tract from William Ingles about 1768 and settled about 1760-1770.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


yep, been facebook stalking again...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

James C Maxwell

aunt minerva collection


Lena Ruth Austin

The Mirror October 31 2012
Lena Ruth Austin, daughter of Virgil and Jessie (Toot) Shroyer, was born October 10, 1917, in Mercer, Missouri, and died at the age of 95 years, October 19, 2012, at Concordia Care Center, Concordia, Missouri.
Lena moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 1975, from Long Beach, California, where she was an active member of the Children's Benefit League. She was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church. She loved to play cards adn was an exellent Bridge player.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Merrill Austin; her parents; by one daughter, Sharon Louise; by sisters Wauneta Shroyer, Vera Nanning, Eva Alley, Margaret Logan and Betty Daily; and by brothers, Wesley Shroyer and Wayne Shroyer. She is survived by her son, Alan Austin of Ventura, California; one daughter, Gloria Clark (and son-in-law John) of Bella Vista, Arkansas; by her sister, Marie Dailey-Hass of Mercer, Missouri; cousin, Irene Johnson, of Santa Anna, California; and by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Bella Vista Cemetery, under the direction of the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR. Online condolences may be made at

Andy is all grown up....sigh.....

nephews tend to do that....especially when they live far away....

found on facebook....

pics of my cousin Nancy's family....