How wonderful to hear from you...and to know that someone else is looking for the elusive C.B. and Malinda Dilday roots!
We, too, have been searching for years. In point of fact we began our search without knowing anything about the Dildays except that they all seem to spell it differently!!
Well, actually, we knew my mother was a Dilday and that her father was James Elmer Dilday.We had no idea at all about Cooper Bennett and Malinda Ellis Dilday!
We finally got a computer for Christmas this year and didn't get connected to the net till February.The first week of March, 2001, I found the Dilday Surname at Genforum...You can just imagine all the whooping and holler- ing going on around here. We, my mom and I, knew we were on the right track because you had posted all the names of the siblings and we recognizd Isaac and John B. because they had married sisters named Skelton who were from TN.
I was too embarrassed at my lack of experience to contact anybody at first...so I stayed up nights getting acquainted with how geneology works.It has been the most fun and rewarding thing I've ever done and I have met the kindest and most helpful people one can imagine!Linda Talkington in Ohio and Charlene Miller in Pope Co.,AR are two of the best.
I would LOVE to work with you. And at your convenience, because I, too, have several projects going.
Now, concerning what you said about the younger Charles, from Missouri, being the father of Cooper;I noticed on a census report that Charlene sent that Isaac says his father is born in Missouri!!Here is what it says:
1910 Census, Pope Co., AR Valley Township Area of Russellville & Caglesville Rd.
#122Dilday, Isaac E. 48 b.IL Father b. MissouriMother b. IL Dilday, Sarina E. (Elizabeth)35 b.AR (This is a mistake because everyplace else has her born in TN.) Father b. Tennessee Mother b. Tennessee.
the children are: Lucy E. (Ellen) 17 b. AR James E. (Elmer)13 b. AR George R.11 b. AR This may be the Geo. who was killed by dinamite! John B.8 b. AR Charles F.6 b. AR William R.4 b. AR Sarina B.6mo. b. AR.
Boy, were we surprised to know that James Elmer had so many siblings...mom knew of only four, and we are thrilled about all the new additions.
I believe that Issac E. died the following year and here is why:
This was sent to me by Linda Talkington who has an Arkansas Obit book.
Obits and Death Notices:
April 6, 1911 (Friday)
Ike Dilda died at his home near Teral on Wednesday (April 4) and was buried in the Bakers Creek Cemetary yesterday. age 49
I know the spelling is a little different, but I have an intuition that this is my great-grandfather.
I must close for now. I am chief cook and bottle washer around our home.This means I am major care-giver for my mother who is also my best friend.
I almost forgot my manners. I want to thank you for being generous with the pictures you have as well as the information.I look forward to our working together. Please know that we are in no hurry at all and are completely at your disposal.
Next time I'll e-mail you at home.I was excited to hear from you and this was the fastest way to reply.
Best regards, Mary Lorene Dilday Reed and Mary Francis Reed Robinson NM