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Re: Wileman, Davis and Houchin

Posted: 1097279950000
Classification: Query
Surnames: wileman, shanks
My great grandmother was Alice Inez Wileman (B1899 in IN), her marriage license to my great grandfather, Eldon Frank Bright (dated 7/28/1920) has her parents as follows:
Father: Calvin C.B. Wileman, born in TN, occupation is retired farmer, current residence is Velpen, IN
Mother: Freelove Davis, born in Petersburg, IN, occupation is deceased, current residence is deceased.

Alice passed away in 1951 in Illinois so we don't know much about her or her family and I was hoping you might have some additional information that might help me.

My grandmother told us that her mom (Alice) always told her that she was adopted because she was orphaned early in life. We know alice had a brother that lived in IN and that was alive in the 1950's, we don't know if it is a biological or adoptive brother. Alice's youngest son remembers getting a card for his mom from this brother after she had passed away but over the years he can't remember anything more than that.

While her marriage license says Wileman was her maiden name her youngest 3 children show her last name as Shanks.

I don't believe that the Wileman's were her birthparents as on the 1900 census I found Calvin and Freelove and 3 of their children the youngest being Sarah born in 1884.

If you get a chance could you look and see if you have anything showing if Calvin & Freelove Wileman might have raised Alice.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Stacy Hall
Monticello, IL
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Kathy Wileman Lehner 932480936000 
Alan Michael Wileman 939456196000 
nyla morton 941610577000 
alan wileman 941727271000 
P.J.Stewart 949774911000 
becky houchin romine 955216944000 
Phyllis Wileman Stewart 955224793000 
robnstac1998 1097279950000 
Joyce Raymer 953798428000 
jflores101 962349325000 
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