wendy...I was told by my great aunt that William Cody is a cousin. He used to come visit my grandma, Helen Shrum Kramer. My dad, when he was a young boy, remembers the time he carved his initials on the dinner table with a knife. So the relation is through Helen. Just thought I'd let you know. I will probably never be able to find this board again so if you would like to email me, feel free, that goes for any other Shrums or Codys.