I would like to contact anyone researching James HOILES (15 Sep 1812 - 29 Dec 1888) of Smith Twp., Mahoning County, Ohio. He was married to Barbara OYSTER (18 Jan 1816 - 25 Nov 1894) on 25 Oct 1838 in Columbiana Co., Ohio. His children were: Samuel Harrison HOILES, Catharine HOILES, Henry C. HOILES, Emanuel C. HOILES, Isabella HOILES, and Hattie M. HOILES. I am a descendant of Emanuel HOILES who married Ida Alice WEBB.
I would like to find an obituary for James HOILES or his wife Barbara. Also, others have stated on the web that James's father is Levi HOILES, but I have been unable to confirm this information. Does anyone have information they could share that "proves" this parentage?
Emanuel HOILES and Ida WEBB split up sometime between 1880-1900. She later married Benjamin CHURCH and lived in Chicago. Emanuel is last seen on the 1920 census of Chicago, but I do not know when he died or where he is buried. Does anyone have this information?