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Re: Kanis in Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted: 4 Oct 2003 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Oct 2003 7:02PM GMT
Thoma,
I'm sure there must be a connection. There are too many similarities for there not to be one. Hopefully we can work together to solve this puzzle.

My gggrandparents (Christina Thoma and Henry Willman) had 4 children - Alma, Elizabeth (Lillie), John and Rosetta. Alma is my ggrandmother. Aunt Rosetta has provided me with a lot of clues. I have many of her old things - datebooks, address book, photo albums, etc. In her address book (circa 1960-65), she lists an Edwina Kanis at 8015 Kanis Road in Little Rock. This listing has lines through it and the date 9/4/62 next to it (Rosetta's style leads me to think that perhaps Edwina died on that date). The other listing is for Emma Kanis at 1301 Tyler Street, Little Rock. Rosetta had some other Little Rock residents in her address book as well. They are as follows (I've typed them just as they appear in the book):
Henry Dr. & Mrs. Chas. (Marguerite) Reid
Elsa-Katherine-Reid
#4 Armistead Road Little Rock

Keller, Carl and Eleanor
(Carl Ferdinand, Jr. and David)
#8 Edgehill Road Little Rock

Keller, Mrs. Minnie
4200 W. 12th Street Little Rock
(This listing also has lines through it with the date 7/17/62 beside it).

John F. Mueller
621 South Oak St. Little Rock

Seidel, Alma and Bill
503 Sherman Ave. Little Rock

Some other Thoma names that appear in Rosetta's things are:
Thoma, Vida & Howard "Aunt Katie 93 yrs. old" - Pgh.
Thoma, Carl & Marie & Carol - Pgh.
Walter C. Thoma - Ligonier, PA
(Carl and Marie, Walter Thoma and a Margaret Thoma Wilson attended Alma's funeral in 1961).

I know that on at least one occasion Rosetta visited Little Rock. I have her photo album from the trip.

I hope this all helps us make some connections. I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.

Regards,
Melanie Vadzemnieks
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