I am trying to find information on my Great Grandmother Francis Oxford.

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i am trying to find any information about my Great Grandmother, Francis Oxford.  My Mother was Helen Elenore Rose Showers.  Her Mother was Rosalene Belle Mae Sanders. Rose's Parents were James Sanders & Francis Oxford.  I also have Francis last name could be Afford.

Rosalene was born in Taylorville, Illinois.  Helen was born in St Louis, Missouri.

I would appreciate any information that anybody could give me.

in The Tree House by Roger Callahan G2G Crew (550 points)
Do you have any time frame for Francis Oxford or Afford birth year, marriage year and location to James Sanders?

Would you have birth year and marriage year for Rosalene Belle Mae sanders?

There was  Francis M Auffert, born 1928 in Missouri, daughter of Francis G Auffert and Violet Mary Auffert.
Frank, we need to look in an earlier time frame. Helen Eleanor Rose Showers (Roger's mother) was born 1914, died 1982; her mother Rosalene Sanders was born about 1888/89 (based on 1920 and 1930 censuses).

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>Rosaleen Belle Mae (Sanders) Showers (1882-1954) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree -- this is an orphan file which you can adopt

Francis (Oxford) Sanders (abt.1850-abt.1900) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree this is likewise an orphan file which you can adopt

Francis Sanders in household of John P Sanders, "United States Census, 1900" — FamilySearch.org she was born Oct 1850 in Michigan, father born Maine and mother born New York; by 1900 she'd had 5 children and all five were living

Francis name may have been Sarah Francis 

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (492k points)
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According to the 1920 and 1930 census and her gravestone (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19239603/rosalene-b-showers) Rosalene was born 1889. But both the suggestions at ancestry.com as well as her profile at Familysearch.org assert that she was actually born 1878 and had first been married in 1895 to a James Eader. This is marginally possible (Rosalene's last child was born 1922; she would then have been 44 if born 1878), but I have not yet seen a marriage record for Chelcey Showers to either a Rosa Sanders or a Rosa Eader that might clear this up.

The Rosa Sanders born 1878 was born in Christian County, IL (whose county seat is Taylorville), so that fits. But according to the familysearch.org profile, her parents were a John (not James) Sanders and a Frances Helmick, widow of Elias Banning (no Oxford or Afford anywhere there - in fact, there is a note in the familysearch.org profile for Frances that some have tried to give her the maiden name Afford, but there are no sources for it). That Rosa (Sanders) Showers, the mother of Helen Sanders, was the daughter of a John (not James) Sanders is confirmed by the 1925 Iowa state census (her line is line 76), which actually states her father's name.

In summary, Roger, I would recommend that you review the familysearch.org profiles for Frances Helmick and Rosalene Belle Sanders to see whether these jive with family information that you have.

by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (81.9k points)

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