How wonderful to hear from you...and to
know that someone else is looking for the
elusive C.B. and Malinda Dilday roots!
We, too, have been searching for years. In point of fact we began our search without
knowing anything about the Dildays except
that they all seem to spell it differently!!
Well, actually, we knew my mother was a
Dilday and that her father was James Elmer
Dilday. We had no idea at all about Cooper
Bennett and Malinda Ellis Dilday!
We finally got a computer for Christmas this
year and didn't get connected to the net till
February. The first week of March, 2001, I
found the Dilday Surname at Genforum...You
can just imagine all the whooping and holler-
ing going on around here. We, my mom and I,
knew we were on the right track because you
had posted all the names of the siblings and
we recognizd Isaac and John B. because they
had married sisters named Skelton who were
I was too embarrassed at my lack of experience to contact anybody at first...so
I stayed up nights getting acquainted with
how geneology works. It has been the most
fun and rewarding thing I've ever done and
I have met the kindest and most helpful
people one can imagine! Linda Talkington in
Ohio and Charlene Miller in Pope Co.,AR are
two of the best.
I would LOVE to work with you. And at your
convenience, because I, too, have several
Now, concerning what you said about the
younger Charles, from Missouri, being the
father of Cooper; I noticed on a census
report that Charlene sent that Isaac says
his father is born in Missouri!! Here is
what it says:
1910 Census, Pope Co., AR Valley Township
Area of Russellville & Caglesville Rd.
#122 Dilday, Isaac E. 48 b.IL Father
b. Missouri Mother b. IL
Dilday, Sarina E. (Elizabeth)35 b.AR
(This is a mistake because everyplace else
has her born in TN.) Father b. Tennessee
Mother b. Tennessee.
the children are:
Lucy E. (Ellen) 17 b. AR
James E. (Elmer)13 b. AR
George R. 11 b. AR This may be the Geo.
who was killed by dinamite!
John B. 8 b. AR
Charles F. 6 b. AR
William R. 4 b. AR
Sarina B. 6mo. b. AR.
Boy, were we surprised to know that James
Elmer had so many siblings...mom knew of
only four, and we are thrilled about all the
I believe that Issac E. died the following
year and here is why:
This was sent to me by Linda Talkington who
has an Arkansas Obit book.
Obits and Death Notices:
April 6, 1911 (Friday)
Ike Dilda died at his home near Teral on
Wednesday (April 4) and was buried in the
Bakers Creek Cemetary yesterday.
I know the spelling is a little different,
but I have an intuition that this is my
I must close for now. I am chief cook and
bottle washer around our home. This means
I am major care-giver for my mother who is
also my best friend.
I almost forgot my manners. I want to thank
you for being generous with the pictures
you have as well as the information. I
look forward to our working together. Please
know that we are in no hurry at all and are
completely at your disposal.
Next time I'll e-mail you at home. I was
excited to hear from you and this was the
fastest way to reply.
Mary Lorene Dilday Reed
and Mary Francis Reed Robinson
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