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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This collection is a vast, eclectic mix of historical documents and personal papers collected or written by Lona Harper Tyner.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: "Lineage of Ann (Nancy) Morgan Hart Revolutionary Heroine," 10 pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Murman-Wilson Funeral Home Records (List of Names Only), 1912-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings (photocopies)Add to your cart.

John Wayles Epps & Patsy Jones -- Historical American Portraits

Perrine W. Duncan, former mayor of Johnston City

J.T. Hunter

Dr. J.M. Gilespie, in practice for 50 years

Levi Browning, 4 pp.

George Washington Smith, 4 pp.

Carroll Moore, 4 pp.

Hosea V. Fettell, 3 pp.

Birth and death announcements for Oct. 25, 1931 from the Marion Daily Republican

"Bicentennial Diary" 3 pp.

"Roots run deep through southern Illinois," 4 pp.

"Antique Wedgwood China from Cherokee Indian Clay" 2 pp.

"Repression in France Generated Huguenot Emigration to America," 3pp.

"Marion," by Mrs. M.J. Sparks

Folder 4: ObituariesAdd to your cart.

May Allen

Bertha Helms

Laura Speery

Orin L. Dressor

Martha Calvert Owens

Bessie Mae Ragland

Folder 5: Pedigree charts -- miscellaneous, 21 pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Some Virginia marriages, 16 pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Williamson CountyAdd to your cart.

Williamson County Revolutionary War Soldiers List

Williamson County Historical Society list of microfilms, 3 pp.

Folder 8: Williamson County Atlas Patron List, 1876Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Williamson County souvenir booklets (some photocopies)Add to your cart.

Souvenir Program Williamson County Centennial, Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 1939

"Heritage and Horizons," Quasi-Centennial June 2-6, 1964

Souvenir Book Quasi-Centennial June 2-6, 1964

Williamson County, Physicians and Surgeons -- Photograph and pages 114-119 from the book, "Historical Souvenir of Williamson County, Illinois" 1905

Folder 10: Miscellaneous Genealogical Tools (mostly photocopies)Add to your cart.

A Group of Family Trees of the Early Settlers of Corinth Township Williamson County, Illinois by Daisy Roberts Malone, 1939, copy of title page only

Extracts from diary of George Washington (North Carolina, 1791) including facts about the first Federal Census, 1790.  This is a hand-written list by Lona Tyner, 4 pp.

Chattel Mortgages No. 21, 25, 36 & 38.  From Williamson County, IL, Justice Court Record Book, 1890-1901, 2 pp.

"The Alphabet Family" by Lone Tyner, 1 p.

Judges of Illinois Territory 1809-1818, by Lona H. Tyner, 1 p.

Some Loyalists of the American Revolution compiled by Harold G. Flety, 1973, with bibliography, 4 pp.

Loyalists of South Carolina in the Revolutionary War submitted by Lona H. Tyner, 2 pp.

Folder 11: Lists with titlesAdd to your cart.

Biographies in "History of Southern Illinois" by George W. Smith, Vol. II, 4 pp.

Marion Carnegie Library books on history of Southern Illinois, Marion, Illinois, 3 pp.

Electors of the First Illinois Election, 21 pp.

Williamson County, IL, Kith & Kin, by Lona Tyner.  Taken from "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of 1920," 131 pp.

Applicants for French Indian War bounty land warrants by Lona Tyner, 12 pp.

Names of the members of the United Baptist Church, organized October 21, 1871, 3 pp.

Folder 12: List of names without titlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: The Tennessee Archaeological Society Newsletter, 1945 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Newsletters, Historical Society of Williamson County, 1975 March - 1978 DecemberAdd to your cart.

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