"Walter Shores in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana (b-?).
Son Edward Clay/Clayton Shores born in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Both died in California.
This is my husbands great grandfather and great, great grandfather.
Sound familiar to anyone?"
"Deborah, Have you ordered death certificates as cemeteries can be listed on them, my other suggestion would be real estate tax office to see if the funeral home still exists and current owner they may have the records. There maybe a possibility of…"
"Have you contacted the local and state library? State archives should also have old newspapers. The county historial society and maybe even the NARA. Another idea would be check for church records. I have even emailed cemeteries and was surprised at…"
"Have you contacted the local library to see if you can get a copy of his obituary? It may list family members. If it lists a funeral home contact them, they have records of parents and siblings. Do you have a copy of the marriage application to Emma…"
Sandy, in a comment you made July 18, 2009 on Nancy Bonham Wojcik's page (http://www.genealogywise.com/profile/NancyBonhamWojcik) you made mention of Polly Stephens, the wife of Samuel Shores (my 4th great grandparents). As I was researching their grandson Aaron Shores I came across this information that might (or might not) have relevance for research on Polly Stephens.
I'm afraid that I won't be of any benefit to this group since I have no Shores ancestry. My Hoff/Huff family in Bradford Co., PA, married into the Shores family several times and I wanted to find out a bit more about them. Washington Beeman and his wife Ann Maria Huff had a dau., Betsey Maria Beeman (b. abt. 1842) who married Coryell Shores, son of Peter Shores and Johanna Green. They had two sons, Amby James Shores and Scott Vaughn Shores. I was hoping to learn more about Peter and Johanna Shores. Betsey Maria Beeman had a sister, Mary Eliz. Beeman, who married Relsman L. Shores in Jan. 1870. They had Alice, Ella May and Herbert. I would like to know more about Relsman Shores's ancestry. I could attach several pages of information I have on these families if I knew how to work this system, or if I had your e-mail address. Thanks for any help. HuffAnnMaria.rtf