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Genealogy of Lawrence Albert Stoneburner

Lawrence, son of Linzie Otis and Ella Stoneburner, continued the occupation of farming. On 26 February 1924 he married Goldie Ardath Spracklin in Christian Co., Ill. She was the daughter of Grace Belle Austin and George E. Spracklin, also residents of Shelby Co., Ill. On Sunday, July 5, 1925, “Lawrence Stoneburner was given a birthday surprise by his wife. At the noon hour about 40 of his relatives and friends gathered with well-filled baskets and a big dinner was spread under the trees on the lawn. Among the good things to eat were five big cakes. Mr. Stoneburner received a number of nice presents. Those present were her. and Mrs. John 14 I. Stoneburner, his grandparents; Mr. and Firs. Tom McConnell and son Tony; Mr. and Mrs. George Spracklin and family; Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Stoneburner and family; Bert and Hazel McDaniels and son Richard of Springfield; Thomas, Richard and Lena Bennett; John Stoneburner’s family; Lyman Stoneburner and family; and Bill Stoneburner. The afternoon was spent in swimming and eating ice cream. All departed a late hour wishing Mr. Stoneburner many more happy birthdays.’ In later years their farm was situated in Cold Spring Township. In the fall of 1964 Lawrence and Goldie retired from the farm and moved to a home in Shelbyville, Illinois. Lawrence died that following spring. “Lawrence A. Stoneburner of Shelbyville passed away at the Shelby County Memorial Hospital at 8:20 a.m. today. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday at the Lockart and Son Funeral Home, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 Pm Thursday....

Genealogy of John Marion Stoneburner

John M., son of Robert and Margaret Landerman Stoneburner, lived in Muskingum County, Ohio after his marriage to Margaret Hannah Mohler on 11 March 1869. She was the daughter of Adam and Caroline Dozer Mohler. Sometime in 1884 the family moved to Shelby County, Illinois. On Monday September 3, 1928, “about 40 members of the Stoneburner families gathered at the home of John M. Stoneburner and wife to enjoy the day. There were five generations present. At the noon hour a bountiful dinner was served on the lawn. All enjoyed a fine time. “Those present were: Elmer Potts and wife; George Rice and wife; Ira McQuinn, wife and son; Mr. Horsely and Harry Pierce and wife, all of Springfield; Guy Hinkle; Lyman Stoneburner and family of Pana; L. O. and Lawrence Stoneburner and their families. All departed at a late hour planning to have more reunions.” John M. and Margaret lived on a farm in Section 28 of Cold Spring Township–an 80 acre tract in 1930. In June of 1929 Margaret left her husband John M. She took legal action restraining him from disposing of any property and filed for separate maintenance. John M. Stoneburner died almost a year later in April, 1930. His obituary read: “John M. Stoneburner, son of Robert and Margaret Stoneburner, was born 31 Jan. 1847 Muskingum Co., Ohio and departed this life April 9, 1930, aged 83 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was married to Maggie Mohler March 11, 1869, and his wife still survives. To this union were born six children namely Leona Potts of Springfield; Hattie E. who departed this...

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