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Thursday May 17th, 2007 12:29 am

Valerie wrote:

I am searching for any information on Etta May INGRAM LONGWELL WAGNER, who was born in Plymouth, IL in 1879 to Uriah and Permelia (BOX) INGRAM. Etta "May" met Thomas LONGWELL of Maquon, Knox Co. IL around 1897, and were married in Washington Co IOWA that same year. They had one son, Charles Forrest LONGWELL in 1898.

Thomas and May were divorced in Maquon, Knox County, IL in 1900. Thomas was granted custody of the son Charles, and later moved to Galesburg, then to Moline, IL by 1915. The son, Charles, never saw his mother after the divorce.

We found records that May LONGWELL later marred C. H. WAGNER of Roseville in Monmouth, Warren, Co., IL in 1903. I am trying to find out where C. H. and May WAGNER may have moved after their marriage. From Newton INGRAM's obituary (May's brother) who died in 1944 in McDonough County, the article says that sister "May WAGNER" was living in Vermont, Fulton Co IL at the time of his death.

I have been unable to find record of May Wagner's death in any of the surrounding counties, nor can I find her in the census records, even though she was indeed living in Illinois - a distant elderly relative remembered going to her funeral in IL around 1955 - but cannot remember where.

We have been unable to trace any steps of May since 1903 and would love to find out more -- did she have any other children? Where is she buried? Thank you for your help!

P.S. - Her real full name is Louisa Etta "May" Ingram Longwell Wagner. But I never saw her use the Louisa, and rarely "Etta May". She is called "May" in her brothers 1944 obit. (posted November 22, 2006)

Valerie's email is boatkitten@aol.com


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