Hi, Sue Rarden. This is Joe Rarden's cousin, Fred ARNOLD Rarden, getting into the middle of conversations you have had with others about the Rarden/Stalker family line.
I've picked up the e-mails from last August and September, and found them interesting and helpful in putting some dates and information together.
To start with: I take it James Stafford Rarden was first married to Jennie Stalker(never had a given name for her until now). Marriage at Ft. Scott, KS? Did not have record of birth of Robert 8/7/1889. Have the information of twins Jennie and Emma, and death date for Emma. Did not have marriage date for James and Esta Mae, until your information. Some question in my mind about James Stafford's father: One place I have Robert Lyman Rarden (could be confusion with James's son Robert?) All of our parents generation are gone, so it us up to us to keep the search going. Shame to miss out on the first-hand stories. How come we get so wise and interested so late?
e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and lets see if we can't dig further. Fred Arnold
(rmember me to Joe)