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My Flanders, Hargrave & McClain Families of Illinois

Favorite Family Photos

Flanders Pioneers of Aneroid Sask. Canada
My Flanders Ancestors
History of Illinois
The Beginning~The Search For Clues
~The Hargrave & Flanders Connection~
Descendants of Sarah Hargrave & Charles G. Flanders
Descendants of John 1. Hargrave
Flanders~Hill Census Information
My Hargrave Ancestors
Descendants of Nicholas Purcell
Bill of the Personal Property & Probate Files of the Estate of Geo B. Hargrave
Revolutionary War Pension Application ~ Abner Flanders
"The Old Slave House" Hickory Hill, Illinois
Slavery in Illinois
Music in Equality
Favorite Family Photos
Family Photos ~ Page 2
~I Remember Mama~
This Page is Dedicated to Our Daughter Shelly Lee Gillihan
Family Profiles
Flanders Obituary Page
Equality Village Cemetery ~Family Tombstone Photos~
~Mama's Obituary~
Family Burials In Illinois
My McClain Family
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) Author
Family Documents Page 1
~Family Documents Page 2~
~Honoring Our Flanders Who Served ~
Honoring Our Hargraves Who Served
McClain Civil War Veterans From Illinois
Family & Friends That I Have Found
The Later Generations

My Photo Treasures

Grandpa Frank in the Equality Band
Before he left Illinois, never to return

Frank Left Illinois, reasons unknown and never returned. He and Oline were married in Minnesota, migrated to Canada where they homesteaded. A daughter, Velma was born and died in infancy. Opal was born in 1916. In the 1940's Frank & Oline moved to Vancouver, B.C. and later to Washington state. He is buried in the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Wa.

Grandma Oline holding Opal
On their homestead in Sask. Canada

Oline was born in Norway. After the death of her Mother, she and her Father Gjermund, Sister Marie and Brother Georg imigrated to America in the 1890's. This is where she met Frank and they were married and began their life together. Oline is buried beside Frank in the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Wa.

Oscar Peabody Flanders
Son of Charles & Sarah Hargrave

Oscar's first Wife was my G-Grandmother, Lucy McClain. They were married in 1880 and she bore him two Sons, my Granfather Frank and his older Brother, Augustus Lowell. We don't know how or when she died but it was before 1890 when Oscar married Hester Blair. I don't know where she is buried but I suspect it is in the Equality Village Cemetery with many of my ancestors including her Mother, Nancy Purcell McClain and Oscar.

Grandma Flanders
abt. 1925


My Mom Opal, age 16
On the wheat fields of Sask. Canada

Opal Flanders, only living child of Oline and Frank was born August 12, 1916.
In 1940 she married my Father, Leslie Ray Hill in Sask. Canada. They were divorced and her and I followed my Grandparents to the United States. She is now almost 90 years old and the victim of Dementia which has robbed her of all he girlhood memories. She would have been so thrilled with the progress I have made finding her family.

Grandpa Frank Flanders


Dedicated to the decsendants of Steven Flanders