Few updates

May 10th, 2016 § Comments Off on Few updates § permalink

I have redone the Document List and Photo List. Was having problems with the original not linking directly to the files, so went through and created a new one. Also, I hopefully have fixed all of the bad links. No guarantee on this, but a majority of the broken links should be fixed. I am also now working on getting my Mothers side on this site as well. Will take a while, but should have it done by this time next year. In the meantime, I will be adding bits and pieces as I get the information. As always, feel free to drop me line at delkbrian@earthlink.net.

B

Franklin Delk

February 12th, 2016 § Comments Off on Franklin Delk § permalink

I have added some documents for Franklin Delk, Elmer’s son first child. In doing so, it solved a mystery for me. I had some photos with people id as the Isom’s, no idea who they were or how they were related to the Delk family. Turns out that Isom is the maiden name of Elizabeth Delk, Frank’s last wife. Her obituary is a part of the documents that have been scanned and uploaded,  take a look. Hopefully will be adding more in the next few months.

Ethelred’s son, William

August 13th, 2014 § Comments Off on Ethelred’s son, William § permalink

I am slowly going through everybody’s page and updating them. I have just finished William Delk  who was Ethelred and Nancy’s fifth child. I have added some children who I did not know about previously; I had only known about two of the boys. But after finding William’s death certificate, I saw that he had had ten children, with six of them being alive at the time of his death in Lowell, Michigan. Most of his family had moved to Coin, Iowa and with luck, I may get down that way and do a little research. In the meantime, the four children I added to William’s webpage were verified with census records. If there are any descendants of William who would like to share some information, please contact me at delkbrian@earthlink.net.

More Joseph Theodore Delk Letters

April 23rd, 2014 § Comments Off on More Joseph Theodore Delk Letters § permalink

Not only letters, but hair samples and a new photo of Theodore and his son Louis. These letters also chronicle his cousin John Dickson’s illness, (where Theo doesn’t think he will live much longer) and his run in with thieving crooks who stole something from him but not sure yet.

Will have more to share latter this summer. I am going on a hiatus while I get my daughter pointed in the right direction for college. In the meantime, Dad will start to put together some more documents and photos, and I will quietly upload more photos and letters when I get a chance. Hopefully by the time I get back, one of Virginia’s grandchildren will have some stuff to share with us.

Until then, Brian

Warren Delk

December 5th, 2013 § Comments Off on Warren Delk § permalink

Growing up I would get the following question, “Are you any relation to Warren?” My future wife even knew him. When she was a Rainbow Girl and he a Mason, she would talk to him about me. He, like all of the other Delk’s, was a storyteller. Ruth, his wife, would roll her eyes when he started recounting the time when he did this or that. There are plenty of people who could share some stories about Warren, and I wish they would. I am sure Ruth would be rolling her eyes listening to them. There are some updated documents about Warren on his landing page. Will be adding more stuff, and hopefully some stories later.

 

Brian

And now the photos

March 24th, 2013 § Comments Off on And now the photos § permalink

The photos have been updated. To see what is new, click here.

Documents updated

March 20th, 2013 § Comments Off on Documents updated § permalink

There are new documents updated on the site. Check out the Document Log to see what is new. Will have new photos by the end of the week.

 

Brian

Music

January 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on Music § permalink

We know Martha (Maitlen) Delk wrote poems, and yes, I have more to display, but did you know one of her poems was put to music? Check it out on her page, under Documents. The song or poem, is titled “My Little Rosebud.” It may not have been a Top 100 chart topper, but it was good enough to be published and that is all that counts.  I will be posting more documents and photos in the coming week, until then, stay warm and keep in touch.

Brian

Letters from the home front…

January 16th, 2013 § Comments Off on Letters from the home front… § permalink

And letters to boys of World War One. We have a collection of letters and postcards to and from Frank, Russel and Charlie to Elmer and Martha. In them we learn the little things, who got married, who passed away, what Company is in quarantine because of an outbreak of scarlet fever; you know, the little things. Actually, these letters are a treasure chest of information not only about the Delk family during World War One, but of Weldon, Iowa and the different Companies that the three boys were in. So check out the new letters, they are mostly from Frank and Russel, or Elmer and Martha. Also, on some of them, I have included the scanned postcards with them.

I will be adding more documents in the coming weeks.

Brian

Shelby DeVere Stephens

December 27th, 2012 § Comments Off on Shelby DeVere Stephens § permalink

As the saying goes, We only see family at funerals and weddings.  And that is the way it is going with my family. It was not always this way. In fact, and correct me if I am wrong, the Delk-Worden family reunion used to be a huge shindig. There are newspaper articles about how big it was. I was told that people, who were not family, would show up and get in the food line, and that was okay, because in the end, we are all family. It just wasn’t family reunions, there was Thanksgiving and Christmas, and other occasions when the brothers and sisters of Charlie Delk would get together just because they were family.

I remember a few golf outings with Shelby, and he tolerated this teenager who had a temper. I am sure he did not enjoy playing with me, but I enjoyed my time with him. I know I enjoyed my time with him during the holidays when he and his wife Marge opened up their house to the whole clan. There I was, the youngest of the first cousins, pestering him for something or other and being redirected toward the cookie table. If anything, I should of learned patience from him to apply to my own children, but that is another story.

Shelby will be missed. As well as those who have passed before him. Our family will grow smaller, and admittedly, I will not recognize a cousin or two if I pass them by at the grocery store. Hopefully I will see them more at weddings than at funerals, but sadly that will not be the case.

Have a wonderful New Year and stay in touch,

Brian

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