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Ancesteral research

Posted: 31 Jan 2003 10:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 May 2003 5:30PM GMT
Surnames: Garboden, Murphy, Meyer
My name is Bruce Meyer. My Grandparents were named Garboden. My grandfather, Archibald Lee, and his sister, Elsie, came to Pittsburgh from central Indiana in the early 20th century. I had two great uncles, Gus and William, who took Horace greely's advice and went West to Oregon around the same time. A great uncle and great aunt, Minnie and Pete, remained in the Indianapolis area of Indiana.My mother, Ruth, and her brothers, William and Clifton frequently visited our family in Indiana. Aunt Minnie was married to Les Drury, who claimed Souix ancestry. They had three sons, Raymond, Ralph, and Herman. I know little of Uncle Pete and his family. Elsie married John Murphy and had a son, James, and a daughter Elsie Marie. .James was a federal judge in Evergreen, COlorado. He died in the eighties and I believe is survived by a son, a daughter, and his wife. I am afraid that Murphy is the only part of their names that I know. Elsie Marie never married and died in Whitehall outside Pittsburgh, PA in January 1998. My mother died in 1991 havung survived my father by nearly twenty years. Her brother Clifton died in 2000. Richard and William survive as did Clifton's wife, Helen. William and Gus have long been gone but they have many descendents in Oregon, Washington, and California. Gus was a minister and William was a musician. I believe we had relatives from Indiana on the Union side during the civil war. They were in the Cavalry. One officer and one enlisted. I have found records for an enlisted man in the North Carolina Infantry. I know little of him. I am anxious to fill out the history of the garboden'a=s so please E-mail me with any information you have or an address or telephone number at which I may reach you to exchange information. To my knowledge all Garbodens in the United States are related. Hope to hear from you.

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