Marnie Hall

Marnie Hall

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Marnie L. Hall
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I was born in a small Kansas town near where my great-grandparents became homesteaders in 1869. After two years at The University of Kansas, I joined what was then The Kansas City Philharmonic, finishing my Bachelor's degree at age 24. I moved to New York City, obtained a Master's degree from The Manhattan School of Music, and was a freelance violinist in New York for 23 years.

In late 1970 I founded a non-profit record label, Leonarda Productions, Inc., which is still in existence, and eventually gave up my performance career. A classical label, one of Leonarda's specialties is recording works by women composers: nearly 90 to date, stretching back to the 12th century. That involved searching histories too.

As for genealogy, my mother co-authored "The Van Benthuysen Genealogy," (1953), and researched and published "Robert Wharton (1750-1823) and His Descendants" (1985).

Joe Murphy was my biological father. The Halls rented out a “tourist room,” (a bed and breakfast without the breakfast) as a sideline, and had occasional overnight guests. I grew up thinking that Joe Hall was my father. It was not until I was nearly 75 that I learned otherwise. I have been in touch with my half-brother Richard Murphy and some cousins, and it has been fun.[1]


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On 13 Oct 2018 at 18:53 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:

Re: Elizabeth Thompson Crossley

Who is then listed as a father of the children? Also is what is the LNAB and how is the name Crossley being used? I will add Hall as a used name. Please explain why you removed Francis as husband, Marnie. What is the intergenerational mistake?

On 14 Aug 2018 at 04:23 GMT K Wendell wrote:

RE: Frances Darnell Wharton

Marnie ... I finally got to your entry back in 2016 ... sooner or later I do get to things as they resurface. I added research notes regarding probable parents for you to consider. I attempt to add what I might know to any Darnell that crosses my desk. I didn't know about Frances Darnell before your contribution but I do now. I'm looking for the day that all the Darnells get onto their proper branches and trees in our universal tree and forest. Thanks.

On 11 Dec 2017 at 22:02 GMT Courtney Tucker wrote:


Won't be sure where our paths cross until I finish uploading my tree, but just wanted to say a quick hello as I find your bio fascinating and hope we 'run into' each other again. :) Best, Courtney

On 7 Aug 2017 at 21:56 GMT Rhonda (Weeks) Parker wrote:

Hi Marnie -thanks for the info.

On 13 Jun 2017 at 14:11 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Thank you, Marnie, for your note and your suggestion that I could change the LNAB for Maycke Ouderkerk. I'd be happy to do that, but I can't because I am not on the Trusted List for the profile. You are the only person on the Trusted List, so you are the only one who can make the change.

After researching her, I'm now convinced that Ouderkerk is the best choice for her LNAB, so the LNAB should be edited to that name. I can easily see where the Onderkirk spelling came from, because the letters "n" and "u" are indistinguishable in the scanned images of some of the 19th century books.

Could you please make the change?

On 21 May 2017 at 20:44 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Thank you Marnie, for the lineage you posted on the profile of Richard Ingoldsby.

I might be descended from Richard and would like to collaborate on his line when you have time. Please see my profile of his descendant Antony Ingoldsby and his daughter Olive's profile for the sources I've used.

Thank you,


On 23 Apr 2017 at 20:25 GMT Chad Olivent wrote:

Well do I have a surprise for you!! I picked up this old Bible and found a whole page in the back devoted to Rachel Knickerbaker. It says she died on the 31st of July 1823. It was her's or her husband's. It is written contemporaneously with her death, from the sound of it.

On 15 Nov 2016 at 06:28 GMT Melissa Perry wrote:

I am fairly sure the Benjamin Perry you have listed is the same Benjamin Franklin Perry i have in my line. Mine was born in 1803 Tennessee and has a brother named John Jay Perry. I couldn't find any records from Tennessee but found them in Cloverdale Putnam Indiana until they moved to Missouri.

On 25 Sep 2016 at 19:38 GMT Dan Sparkman wrote:

Hi! Regarding your comments left on my page re Sarah van Bremen, my answer is a profound "I don't know."

I came to this profile via sources of the Gardinier family website. The profile was already in existence when I happened to surf in, courtesy of Mr. Vasile, who appears to be deceased now. I also had questions about this profile, and Mr. Vasile, but nobody at could say much about him. So I had little choice but to take it over as was, add the information I had found during my researches, and just wait for further information to develop. So if you have reliable sources which contradict what appears here, do please let me know, and I will gladly cooperate with you regarding adding corrections as needed to make the profile correct. Lastly, my thanks for your query

On 16 Sep 2016 at 06:24 GMT Tom Quick wrote:

Hi Marnie,

Re: Isaacsen du Trieux-65.

I don't understand your question.

See: NARDC Baptism Record: Page 13 - 1642 Apr 21; Philip du Trieux;[Mother did not attend]; Isaacsen; Herman Reyniers, Jan Willemszen Schut, Philip Gerritsz, Sara du Trieux, Sara Roelofs

Isaacsen apparently did not use the surname Traux, albeit certain of his descendants adopted that name. Have you found an instance where Isaacsen used Truax?

We have found so many instances where Truax descendents imposed that name on distant ancestors without checking records...this is a problem not unique to the Truaxes.

The naming problem often arises after the English take-over of New Netherlands and imposed a need for surnames (ca 1700) on people that previously only used patronymic name forms.

Have fun, Tom

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