If anyone is researching the Mann family from Illinois I need help.

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I'm researching my uncle Larry Mann 1948-2017. He was born in Bloomington Illinois. He was married twice but am interested in his first marriage to Sandra Boitnott. Can't find a marriage record & can't find a birth record for his daughter either. His daughter was born in Bloomington in about 1967 I believe.
in Genealogy Help by Peggy Higgins G2G Crew (730 points)
any chance she's a photographer of note?
He was married to Sandy before I was born so I never knew her. Sandy & Didi left Bloomington & moved to Virginia when Didi was a baby so I barely knew her. So I don't know if either of them is or was into photography. What made you think of photography?

Sandra Mann

mentioned in the record of Benjamin L Boitnott

Name Sandra Mann
Sex Female
Father Benjamin L Boitnott
Mother Norma Gibson

Other information in the record of Benjamin L Boitnott

from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries


Name Benjamin L Boitnott
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 30 Oct 1989
Event Place Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 77
Relationship to Deceased Deceased
Birth Date 19 May 1912
Birthplace Boones Mill, , Virginia
Death Date 28 Oct 1989
Death Place Bloomington, ,

Parents and Siblings

Norma Gibson Mother Female
Merle Brother Male
Earl Brother Male
Lenoard Brother Male
Sharon Foley Sister Female
Brenda Nettleton Sister Female

Others on Record

Reverend Tim Mitchell Unknown Unknown
Joseph Boitnott Unknown Male
Della Mae Abshire Boitnott Unknown Unknown
Robert Boitnott Unknown Male
Walter Boitnott Unknown Male
Josephine Zink Unknown Female
Ollie Mae Gambrel Unknown Female
Mary S Foley Unknown Female

Citing this Record

"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV57-CTLL : 10 September 2016), Sandra Mann in entry for Benjamin L Boitnott, Bloomington, Illinois, United States, 30 Oct 1989; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com(http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.

Hmm. It's hard to say for sure whether it's the right Sandy but I'll have to look into it. I doubt that Didi is my cousins real name so that makes it difficult too.
Did they go to Roanoke?
Yes they moved to Roanoke a long time ago. I don't know if she remarried. I know Didi has kids so she might be married.
This article referring to to the 50th anniversary of her father in Bloomington mentions her as his daughter Mann from Roanoke:

She still lived there in 2007 and 2009

We should consider protecting her privacy for now...
I did a Google search and I found some items on newspapers.com. The OCR data is free; you can get the full image by subscribing or signing up for a free trial.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/75745642/ - Obituary on Monday, December 1, 2003, apparently for Norma Boitnott.  OCR text: Benjamin Boitnott on Feb. 24, 1936, in Bloomington. He passed away Oct. 28, 1989. She was a member of West Twin Grove Christian Church and had worked for Brokaw Hospital. Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Foley, Bloomington; Sandra Mann, Roanoke, Va.; Brenda David, Bloomington; three sons,' Merle (Joyce) Boitnott, Roanoke, Va.; Earl (Diana) Boitnott, Normal; Leonard (Geraldine) Boitnott, Bloomington; one sister, Nina Donaldson,- Bloomington; two brothers, Jimmy (Pat) Gibson, Bloomington; Wilburn (Elsie) Gibson, Normal; 29 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; two sisters; and five grandchildren.

There's an obituary for Benjamin at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/74229174/ from October 30, 1989. OCR text: Benjamin L. Boitnott The funeral of Benjamin L. Boitnott, 77, of 808 W. Washington St., Bloomington, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Tim Mitchell will officiate. Burial . will be in West Twin Grove Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the memorial home. He died at Benjamin L 2;2,4 P',n Soo Boitnott urday (Oct. 28, 1989) at his home. He was born May 19, 1912, in Boones Mill, Va., a son of Joseph and Delia Mae Abshire Boitnott. He married Norma Gibson Feb. 24, 1936, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Merle, Moneta, Va.; Earl, 1705 S. Bunn -St., Bloomington; and Le-noard, R.R. 3, Bloomington,; three daughters, Sharon Foley, 806 W. Washington St., Bloomington; Sandra Mann, Roanoke, Va.; and Brenda Nettleton, 808 W. Washington St., Bloomington; two brothers, Robert Boitnott, Carlock, and Walter Boitnott, Chenoa; three sisters, Josephine Zink, 409 E. Cherry St., Normal; Ollie Mae Gambrel, Wood Hill Towers, Bloomington; and Mary S. Foley, Boones Mill, Va.; 23 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother, tRree sisters, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mr. Boitnott was a member' of West Twin Grove Church and farmed in the McLean County area for 50 years. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Larry V Moore

United States Public Records

Name Larry V Moore
Also Known As Larry D Mann
2nd Also Known As Name Larry Darnel Moore
Residence Date 01 Oct 2005-15 Nov 2007
Residence Place Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Birth Date 13 Jun 1959
Address Roanoke, Virginia 24017
Address Date 01 Oct 2005-15 Nov 2007
2nd Address Roanoke, Virginia 24017
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 2005
3rd Address Newport News, Virginia 23607
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1994-01 Oct 1998
Possible Relatives Captoria Lenette Simonton, Veronica Moore
Record Number 302900881

Citing this Record

"United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2SM3-RQK : 23 May 2014), Larry V Moore, Residence, Roanoke, Virginia, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

Sorry, wrong dob?
My uncle was Larry Edward Mann of Bloomington 1948-2017. I think Sandy was born in 1944 but that's an estimate. Their daughter Didi was born in 1967 but that's an estimate also.

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My Grandfather was from Illinois, but his name is Winthrop Mann..Son Winthrop Mann Jr., and Daughter Sandy whom lived in Fl. now Ga. No relation I believe , but uncommon last name...
by Michelle Toole G2G Rookie (230 points)

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