Hello Don. I'm new to this site and glad I looked.
George and Laura Shinn Poland were my Great-Grandparents as well. I remember seeing Laura when I was a child. Laura wrote her autobiography which is loaded with info and I have a copy.Laura's parents were Quakers and moved to Springdale from the Salem,OH area. They were Joseph and Mary Stratton Shinn. George and Laura's daughter, Della Inez, was my Grandmother. She met my Grandfather, Donald McLarty, when the family moved to ND. Donald and Della's son Robert was my father. I also knew Laura's brother, Robert and his 2nd wife, Margaret. Their sons David and Curtis Poland are still alive in CT. I visited Springdale, IA in 2009 and 2010 and saw the graves of George and Laura as well as Joseph and Mary and Ida and infant and others. Cousin Dan McLarty firstname.lastname@example.org