JOE ELDRIDGE and KAREN (Pfefferkorn) WALKER re Squyre(s)/Squire(s) ... AND JACK COBB(S) ... 10-15-09
- Yes, of course -- JACK COBB (or was it COBBS?). That's where you collected all those thousands of dollars, Joe! <g>And, having received additional input, I now believe the sawmill owner's name was indeed Squire (or Squires); the latter is more common as a surname, but there are many folks named Squire in NE Indiana. Perhaps the sawyer (old-fashioned term!) was named Squire, and the business's name used the singular possessive form, i.e., Squire's.--BOB FRIEND
----- Original Message -----From: jeldridgeTo: Bob FriendSent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:15 PMSubject: Re: Lumber yards - a vanishing breed ... 10-14-09...Yes I remember the Squyres (I'll take your word on the spelling) lumber yard on the south side of new Rt 6 between Corunna & Waterloo next to a small pond/swamp. The place that Uncle Wilbur & Dad & I took pelts was also on the south side of Rt 6 between Corunna & Waterloo but it was a different place from the lumber yard. The pelt trader was Cobbs, closer to Corunna than Squyres'. I think Cobbs had kids who attended WHS. Maybe a Shirley Cobbs a little older than us. I also think maybe Edison Shippy married a daughter of the Squyres. This is really testing the old memory cells.
----- Original Message -----From: Kawalk47Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:44 PMSubject: Re: Old lumber yards, animal pelts, etc. -- remembering our Richland Twp. chi...Hi Bob, I used to go with my dad to sell his raccoon skins at Cobb's ( Shirley Cobb's dad) on 6. Maybe you were thinking of that place for the pelts.