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Margaret Helen James-Squires has died

SQUIRES, Margaret H. (Age 83) Passed away on October 19, 2009. Margaret was born on January 30, 1926 in Ft. Benton, MT to (William) Dudley James and Ida May Kenner. She was an avid genealogist. She was happiest when serving others and having family and friends around her, especially during the holidays. She delighted in creating an atmosphere of elegance and beauty in her surroundings. Margaret was a Christ-like example and loyal friend. She is survived by husband, Keith Squires; three daughters Marilyn Bastian (David) of Electric City, WA, Donna Orme (Steve) of Spokane, Debra Squires of Otis Orchards, WA; two sons Bill Squires of Spokane and Rick Squires (Donna) of Pleasant Grove, UT; fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Daniel Squires. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 10AM at the LDS Evergreen Chapel, 14111 E. 16th Ave, Spokane Valley.

Thanks need be given to Roberta Alice James & her daughter Caludia Haxton for bring this to our attention.

Virgie Lucille Herrin Fuller has died


Virgie Herrin Fuller, 87, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Nov. 3, 2009 at her residence. She was born on March 11, 1922 in Shopville, Ky. as the youngest daughter of the late Allen Custer and Ruth Alice Herrin.

Virgie taught at Pulaski County High School from 1950 to 1954, then at Somerset High School from 1954 to 1982. She taught college preparatory math classes: algebra, geometry, calculus and trigonometry. Virgie taught at Somerset Community College for two years. In 1959-1960 she went back to school at the University of Illinois and obtained her Master’s Degree. She came back to Somerset High School and introduced the pre-college math curriculum to the school system starting with the 8th grade class in 1960.


She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Assoc., Ky. Retired Teachers Assoc., Pulaski County Retired Teachers Assoc., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alpha Delta Kappa, Former Secretary of Ladies of the Lake Bowling Assoc., Teacher of Friendship Class of First Christian Church, Volunteer in AARP Tax Program for elderly, and Ky. Alpha Delta Kappa Hall of Fame.


Virgie is survived by her son, Hugh Kenneth (Leneda) Fuller of Paintsville, Ky.; and a daughter, Marilyn Fuller (Thomas) Burns of Somerset, Ky.; five grandchildren, Scott Lee Keeney, of Nancy, Ky., Martina (Monte) Keeney-Martinsen of Harrodsburg, Ky., Ginny Fuller of Paintsville, Ky., Toby (Tina) Burns of San Antonio, Texas, and Doug (Tammy) Burns of Somerset, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, Seth Keeney, Sarah Keeney, Kelli Burns, Abbey Burns, and Emily Burns; granddaughter-in-law, Melissa Keeney; and two special caregivers, Kathy Bundy and Mary Huckelby.

Preceding her in death are her parents; six brothers, Leslie, O. D., Floyd, Kentley, Lem, and Reno Herrin; and two sisters, Alma Whitaker and Beryl McKinney Noe.


Visitation for Virgie will be Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 after 5 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory. A celebration of Virgie’s life will be held Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory with Rev. Doug Couch officiating. Interment will be in the Randall-Herrin Cemetery in Shopville, Ky. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions may be sent to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, the Building Fund of First Christian Church or the Randall-Herrin Cemetery Fund. Somerset Undertaking and Crematory is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the Fuller family at

Published in the Commonwealth Journal from 11/5/2009 – 11/7/2009

Ted Yeatman Dies


Ted Yeatman has died. He died November 1, 2009, in Takoma Park, Maryland, after a long illness.

Ted’s enduring achievement was his book Frank and Jesse James, The Story Behind the Legend.His meticulous and detailed research resulted in a definitive accounting of the professional careers of the outlaw brothers. Its narrative is nothing less than an encyclopedic accounting that will stand as the definitive historical account about Frank and Jesse James for decades to come.

Among Ted’s other contributions, he wrote for True West, Old West, Civil War Times Illustrated, and the Quarterly of the National Association & Center for Outlaw & Lawmen History. Ted was seen on the History Channel, and in the extra features published in the DVD edition of Brad Pitt’s recent movies, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. Ted also enjoyed historical re-enactments, and performed as an extra in the film Gettysburg.


Eric James, president of the James Preservation Trust acknowledged Ted’s unique achievement. “Ted’s book is the definitive encyclopedic historical accounting of the professional careers of Frank and Jesse James. Since the time of Jesse’s assasination in 1882, and even for years before, there was nothing but misinformation and sensationalist writing about the outlaws. Ted’s work completely eclipses 130 years of this kind of myth creation. Instead, Ted gave us factual history that is all well documented.”

nancy ellen james

my name is heather.i am trying to get in contact with anyone is is apart of my direct james line or anyone who has information on great great grandmother was nancy ellen james-tallant.her parents were william alexander james and martha billberry.his parents were cyrus houston james and harriett newel cummings.his parents were benjamin james and elizabeth galbraith.his parents were jesse james and feby(last name unknown).his father was john,his father was thomas,and his father was john who was married to elisabeth norman.i am trying to find out all i can about this line and my great great grandmother nancy ellen james also called nannie.she and will lived in dickens county texas in the spur area.she had a sister named mary waldrop.william alexander james was killed and cyrus james died by drowning.i would appreciate any and all information.  thank you.