Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Texas: Nueces County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Riley Boating Accident
Posted by: Richard Lake (ID *****8414) Date: October 18, 2009 at 17:36:37
In Reply to: Re: Riley Boating Accident by Bettye Heinrich of 262

Bettye: Yes, they have a newspaper, been around since 1869, its the "Rockport Pilot". If you go to the Aransas County GenWeb site you'll find contact info for the Coastal Bend Genealogical Society as well as Aransas County Public Library. Often, the local newspaper doesn't archive old editions but turns them over to the local library or genealogical/historical society. One of these sources should be able to point you in the right direction. The link is:

I sure think that this would have made the papers, especially in a small town like Rockport. Why these two fellows aren't listed in the cemetery survey I can't say but the cemetery office might be able to help. The funeral home, if still in existence, might also be of help. I believe that it is listed on the dc's.

Another approach re: Dean M., might be to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, since this fellow served in the military. I did check their database "National Grave Locator" but didn't find him listed. Only means he is not listed by DVA as being interred in a National Cemetery.

Your mention of adoption adds a new wrinkle to this mystery. Unfortunately, that's an area with which I have no experience. Have you posted to the "Adoption Forum"? Some of the regulars there are quite experienced with adoptions. Of course, you'll need to furnish as much info as known.

Seems like these folks you're trying to help really need to get together, do some serious recollecting, contact all other known relatives and dig up every fact possible. I just have the few bits and pieces from your posts so I'm pretty much in the dark on this bunch. Rick

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network