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Lona Harper Tyner papers, 1607-1982 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Lona Harper Tyner papers, 1607-1982Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 174

Primary Creator: Tyner, Lona Harper, (1914-2007)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Organized into ten series: (1) Tyners, (2) Harpers, (3) Letters and general information about various surnames, (4) Actual Family Items, Letters, etc., (5) Research Notes, (6) Genealogical Tools, (7) Maps, (8) Historical Societies, (9) Books and Ledgers, (9) Misc. Publications, Manuscripts, Documents and Letters.

Subjects: Hampton-Dunn family., Harper family., Snyder family., Stafford family., Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007., Tyner family

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Manuscripts for publication., Records (documents), Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007. - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is a vast, eclectic mix of historical documents and personal papers collected or written by Lona Harper Tyner. There are a number of families represented in the collection: Tyners, Harpers, Hampton-Dunn, Snyder, Stafford, among others. Also in this collection are Lona Tyners' research notes, including a handwritten excerpt written by Lona of an excerpt from George Washington's diary. Finally there are large amounts of miscellaneous local history information including information on historical societies, maps, and source material by various writers and collectors.

Biographical Note

Lona Tyner was born June 19, 1914, in Williamson County. She married Eugene Tyner, and had two daughters, one of whom died. Lona was very involved in local history and wrote "The Slighted: An Index to the War History of Williamson County". Her husband preceded her in death in 1991. She died on Jan. 30, 2007, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Subject/Index Terms

Hampton-Dunn family.
Harper family.
Snyder family.
Stafford family.
Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007.
Tyner family

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Lona Harter Tyner papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Hampton-Dunn:  letters and misc. itemsAdd to your cart.

1836 Feb. 25, from William Gordon, addressed to Mrs. Judith Hampton, ALS, 1p.

1866 June 6, from Luke Blackmer, to W.H. Hampton, Esq., ALS, 2 pp.

1867 July 18, from Luke Blackmer, to Mrs. Catherine D. Hampton, ALS, 1p.

1870 Aug. 16, from Luke Blackmer, to Mrs. Catherine D. Hamton, ALS, 3pp.

1883 May 1, from Luke Blackmer, to Mrs. Catherine D. Hampton, ALS, 1p.

n.d., from Mary, to "Grandma" (Mrs. Catherine D. Hampton) ALS, 1p.

n.d., from John McKnight, to James Dorety [1864], ALS, 1p.

Obituary for Charles Lewis Hampton

Essay "Little May's Idea of Heaven," by Mrs. H. Dunn, 1896, AMsS, 4 pp.

Essay "Reason," AMs, 11 pp. (name of John Dunivant, Sr. written on back)

Essay "How Long Hall-Ye Between Two Opinions," AMs, 7 pp. (name of John Dunivant, Sr. written on back)

Promissory notes, 1912 February 4, signed by John. B. Dunivant, 3 pp.

Other various notes, 6 pp.

List of names, 2 pp. (photocopy)

Photographs, 2 (photocopy)

Folder 2: Howerton: letters and misc. itemsAdd to your cart.


1934 Dec. 12, from Willis Johns, to Mrs. Rannie Howerton, ALS, 1 p.

1935 Sept. 24, from Rudy Petty to Mrs. Haley Howerton, ACS

1936 May 18, from W.M. Aaron, to Mrs. Haley Howerton, TLS, 1 p.

1937 Mar 2, from Frank Whiteside, to Mrs. Haley Howerton, ALS, 1 p.

1947 Feb. 17, Alimony settlement agreement between Louise Reeves Howerton and David Howerton

World War II ration coupon books (3)

Bank Book from Citizens State Bank of Creal Springs, IL belonging to Raney Howerton, Creal Springs, IL

Miscellaneous items

Folder 3: Mohler birth certificatesAdd to your cart.

Birth Certificate of Ray Junior Mohler born May 25, 1924

Birth Certificate of Mary Mahala Mohler orn April 13, 1888

Folder 4: Rendleman, Bess: misc. itemsAdd to your cart.

Bank book from National Bank of Carbondale, IL belonging to Bess Rendleman, 1915-1920

1920 Dec. 18, Note card to "Miss Bessie" from Oren Dixon

1917 "Lace Curtains" Postcard & note from postal inspector re: "incident" postcard

Certificate to Bess Rendleman, USA, War Savings Certificate Club, 1918

Sampling of checks written on Carbondale National Bank, 1917-1920

Sampling of receipts

Murphysboro Telephone Co., 1920

Central IL Public Service Co., 1918

Renfro Real Estate, Carbondale, IL, 1916

Huffman Furniture & Undertaking Co., Carbondale, IL, 1919

Johnson, Vancil, Taylor & Co., Carbondale, IL 1919

The Leader, Dry Goods, Millinery, Carbondale, IL, 1919

Folder 5: Rudy Family: birth and death recordsAdd to your cart.

Pages from bible of William B. Rudy & Mary A. Alves, married 1832 Nov. 8 recording births and deaths of their children

Marriage of Margaret Rudy to Richard J. Hodge, 1852 April 22

Marriage of Margaret Rudy to W.Y. Mitchusson, 1861 Oct. 11

Marriage of Maria Alves Rudy to Ning Edward Mitchusson, 1859 Nov. 22

Also births, marriages, and deaths of their family

Miscellaneous information

Folder 6: Snyder, Roxy: letters and misc. itemsAdd to your cart.

Letters to Roxy Snyder

1944 May 21, from Capt. John A. Menter

1945 Feb 21, from Raymond E. Rickbeil, TLS, 1 p.

1945 March 10, from Roxy Snyder, to Raymond Rickbeil, TL carbon, 1 p.

1945 July 21, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 2 pp.

1945 July 23, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 2 pp.

1945 July 27, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 2 pp.

1945 Aug 17, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 2 pp.

1945 Aug 27, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 2 pp.

1945 Sept. 21, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 2 pp.

1945 Oct. 21, from Charles (Chicago), ALS, 3 pp.

1947 Jan. 17, from Chloe (Hatfield Beauty Shoppe, Pinckneyville, IL) ALS, 2 pp.

1947 Jan. 17, from Roxy Snyder, to Roberts Hotel, Carbondale, IL, TL carbon, 1p

1947 Jan. 30, from Florence Espry (Dr. Tutt's secretary), ALS, 1 p.

[1947] Jan. 31, from Frances Tutt, ANS, 1 p.

1948 March 15, from Mary Grierson, ALS, 1 p.

1948 March 25, from Ellen Hood, ALS, 2 pp.

1948 Sept. 30, from E.M. Hill, TLS, 1 p.

1948 Oct. 13, from T.J. Beck, TLS, 1 p.

1948 Oct. 28, from F.W. Quigley, TLS, 1 p.

n.d., from Mary Willett, 16 ALS, 39 pp.

n.d., from Robert, 2 ALS, 4 pp.

n.d., from Daisy Dowell, ALS, 4 pp.

n.d., from Rhea, ALS, 2 pp.

Card from Gladys

Miscellaneous items

Miscellaneous receipts

Folder 7: Stafford, Harry E.: lettersAdd to your cart.

1899 July 18, from Mells, ALS, 1p.

1899 Dec. 12, from Samuel E. Harwood, ALS, 1p.

1900 May 16, from Coral S., ALS, 5 pp.

1900 Sept. 9, from Fannie Noel, ALS, 4 pp.

1901 Jan. 1, from Anna Dixon, ALS, 3 pp.

1901 Feb. 21, from Anna Dixon, ALS, 2 pp.

1901 May 10, from William J. Dannon, ALS, 1p.

1901 May 11, from M.J. Hopkins, TLS, 1p.

1901 Oct. 1, from Etta Glens, ALS, 2 pp.

1901 Oct. 14, from May C., ALS, 4 pp.

1901 Nov. 30, from Pa, ALS, 1 p.

1901 Dec. 3, from May C. Shaw, ALS, 3 pp

1902 April 17, from William H. Peak, TLS, 1 p.

1902 April 17, from William H. Peak, ALS, 1 p.

1902 April 17, from George Barringer, ALS, 1 p.

1914 Sept. 3, from H.J. Roth, TLS, 1 p.

1916 Jan. 29, from J.P.P.G., TL, 1 p.

1917 March 5, from F. M. Hewitt, ALS, 1 p.

1934 Dec. 4, from F.J. Hoe, TLS, 1 p.

1959 June 30, from Viola, Fred, and Nancy

1959 Nov. 23, from Willard Foote Family, TL, 1 p. (copy)

1959 Dec. 28, from Verna, ALS, 3 pp.

Letter fragments (3)

Folder 8: Stafford, Harry E. : Jackson County Property Tax Receipts, 1903-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Stafford, Harry E. :Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Charges, 1917 February 12Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Stafford, Harry E. : Union County SchoolsAdd to your cart.

1900 April 3, Certificate of Examination

1901 May 1, State of Illinois Second Grade Teachers Certificate, Union County

List of Teachers of Union County, IL, 1901-1902

Miscellaneous items

Folder 11: Stafford, Harry E. :Miscellaneous itemsAdd to your cart.

Report cards for Allie Stafford (2)

Free Masons Shekinal Lodge No. 241 A.F. & A.M. membership cards etc.

Mobile & Ohio R.R. Passenger receipts

Illinois Central R.R. Joint trip pass

Illinois Central R.R. certificate for Harry E. Stafford, Switchman

1901 Resident Hunting License

Insurance policy for property owned by Harry E. Stafford, Switchman

1901 Resident Hunting License

Insurance Policy for property owned by Harry E. Stafford, Switchman

Promissory note for $24 dated 1906

Folder 12: Stafford, Harry E. -- Checks, receipts, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Williams, John S. (Mrs.):  lettersAdd to your cart.

1899 March 19, from J. Turnbull

1936 January 12, from Henry Williams (son)

1937 February 17, from Henry Williams (son)

1937 March 19, from Henry Williams (son)

1937 November 13, from Henry Williams (son)

1939 September 12, from Henry Williams (son)

1950 May 5, from Willa?

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