Re: Emerson HAMELBACK & Stella May SMITH of Pemiscot Co., MO
Surnames:HAMELBACK, FOX, SMITH, SKINNER, ALSUP, McCLANAHAN
William, I definitely would like to exchange information!
Right off, I'm guessing that we are half-2nd cousins.I'm guessing your grandfather, Joe, was the son of Emerson HAMELBACK and Effie FOX and was born between 1902 and 1904.That Emerson spent the last month of his life with your grandparents (based on Emerson's death certificate) in Malden and your grandfather was the one who notified the authorities of his death.
My grandfather, Walter, was the son of Emerson HAMELBACK and Stella SMITH and born in 1912.
I'm particularly looking for more information on Emerson HAMELBACK, Stella SMITH, Emerson's father Joseph HAMELBACK, and Emerson's mother whose name is unknown to me.I have information that Joseph married a Jane SKINNER after Emerson was born.Do you know the name of Emerson's mother?Do you know where Joseph and his wife (Emerson's mother) are buried?When they died?Do you know where Joseph was naturalized after coming from Germany?Did he come with other family?What was his port of entry?
I'm not sure the currently used spelling was what was used when Joseph immigrated to the US.I've seen more usage along the lines of Hemmelsbach, Himmelbach, etc. before 1910.It looks like the spelling of HAMELBACK sort of "locked in" in the late 1910s.
I've seen Joseph and Willie Bee HAMELBACK posted elsewhere on the web.I seen to remember that your grandmother's maiden name was something like McCLANAHAN. I believe it was on a site in reference to an ALSUP family genealogy.I've got it somewhere in my notes.
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