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Dennis and Sandra met in January 1982 and decided after two weeks to get married. They decided to wait until August and kept moving up the date and finally got married on May 8, 1982. Dennis was laying brick on a house Jim (Sharon's husband, Sandra's sister) was building. On New Years Eve of 1981, Dennis, Sharon and Jim were playing cards and Sharon ran out of match sticks to bet and bet a date with her single sister. Dennis won that hand. (This is not a joke - this really happened). I am writing this in June 1998. Both Dennis and Sandra said that they knew right away that they would get married. Sandra said she never believed in love at first sight, until she met Dennis. They both say without hesitation, they are "soul mates".

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Resided at 2500 Montrose, Chicago, IL 60600, for most of her adult life (late 1920, early 1930 until the late 1970's, early 1980's). She moved to Arlington Heights, IL to an apartment, to be closer to mom and dad so they could take care of her. (Mom and dad already had mom's mother who was an amputee living in their 2 bedroom house-and didn't have another bedroom for Ruth, or she would have lived with them).

Grandma Ruth was quite a lady. She was married in 1923 to Herbert Dezell and dad was born in 1926, Herb shortly after deserted her in Des Moines, Iowa. Her mother, "Tillie" had to wire her train fare to get home. See Herb's notes for entire story.

She was a very strong lady with a tremendous faith and I believe this is what carried her through, although I feel she must have loved Herb very much to stay married to him for over 40 years. (She didn't divorce him until the late 1950's or early 1960's.

Grandma was moved down to Grenada, Mississippi in early 1987, where I was made her legal guardian and took care of her until she died in October 1987.

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6/99 Mom said that Shirley Lehman (we called her Auntie) said that they would play in the apple orchard with "Grandma Barbara" and she would play and laugh with her. Auntie said that the loved her and she doted on them and was a lot of fun.

Barbara Stines buried at Owensburg Cemetery in Owensburg, Indiana

Death certificate of Martha Stines Lehman stated that Soloman Stines birth place was Kentucky; and mother, Barbara Gross' birthplace was Kentucky.

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His wife, America, and he were cousins.

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Have a picture of a headstone, "Jennie Bell Noe" 1855-1914 (Woodie's
mother).

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June 2000--My mother (Virginia Eleanor Cardwell), Lannie's daughter, told me today at lunch that one day when she was in her 20's and visiting in the city, that her father took her out to lunch and told her that he had a son and she had an older half brother. Mom said that Grandpa Lannie got a girl pregnant in high school (mom said she thought the girl lived in Kentucky but was not sure). Her name was Ms. Carter is all mom remembers. Grandpa was born in 1904, so if son was 17 or 18 when this girl got pregnant, the sons birth would have been 1921 or 1922. Mom said that all she remembered is the girls last name was she thinks, Carter. Mom said that grandpa said this son called him.

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June 2005--Mom told me that her Grandma, Fannie Cardwell (Lannie's mother), told her she was engaged to a man named Lannie Bell who worked on the trains. He was killed in a train accident. She said that she named her first son after her husband William Soloman Cardwell and named her second son Lannie after her fiance who was killed.

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Resided at 130 Wilson Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin 20335

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Grandma attended Ravenswood Christian Church with Grandma Ruth (Ruth Freistedt Dezell). They were great friends.