Mary (Spradley) Morken

Mary (Spradley) Morken

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Mary A. Morken formerly Spradley
Born 1940s.
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I was born on 21 Dec 1943 in Glendale, California to parents Francis William Spradley and Nanette Laura Settles. Have researched family and all related branches since 2013. See link to my ancestry tree below. Always looking for more family and more documentation. Love the hunt and the discoveries, and the community of researchers. Turning family mysteries into family histories!

“Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” ― Linda Hogan


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Hi Mary,

I noticed you recently worked on 4 (Belgian and Dutch) profiles of which I'm manager (Meyvis-1, De_Laet-36, Verhagen-169, Verbraecken-2). I appreciate very much your interest in these profiles in particular, and all the efforts you do to improve profiles on Wikitree in general. In these cases, however, I undid your changes for the following reasons: - In Belgium and the Netherlands, married women do not generally take the name of their husband, but keep their maiden name. This was documented with death records on some of the profiles. - The Dutch and Belgian naming convention is to only use first names, no middle names. - After double-checking the sources (birth records) that I cite on the profiles, I also undid the changes of two birth locations that you made. If you have any additional information indicating these locations are wrong, I'd be very interested to know! I hope you don't mind that I reversed your changes. If you're not convinced, I'd be happy to discuss it further with you!

Best regards, Filip

posted by Filip Beunis
Hi Mary! Thank you for your merging work. However, just a note about the direction of the merge (which profile is merged away). LNAB is case sensitive, and WikiTree says to not use all caps for the LNAB, which extends to "Unknown" (so the merge of UNKNOWN-11603 and Unknown-12468 should have gone the other way, retaining Unknown-12468, even though the other profile had a lower number). Give me a holler if you have any questions. And thanks again for working to improve WikiTree!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
and... Just saw your merge proposal that the LNAB should be Fort. Could you post your source for that? And future reference, WikiTree advises that when neither duplicate profile has the correct LNAB, one should be changed to be correct before the merge is done (which cuts down on the number of redirects happening "behind the scenes", which is desirable for technical reasons I don't fully understand). Cheers, Liz
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks for the corrections. Will follow your advice.
posted by Mary (Spradley) Morken
Hi Mary, I noticed that you created and then orphaned two early Hurst profiles and

These are clearly both pre 1500 profiles so are harder to find evidence for. Hurst-4070 has an unsourced findagrave memorial and Hurst-4760 an unsourced findagrave memorial plus vague references "English Births and Christenings', Liverpool England Church of England Marriages and Banns, for son Henry London, England Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, for son Richard " This is a period when there are no parish registers ( they were introduced 1538 and very many early ones haven't survived' I'm wondering what these references refer to.

Richard,( ) who you linked as a son to Edward Hurst (Hurst-4069) lived in Combe, Oxfordshire. This parish doesn't have any extant registers before the 1640s. Can you provide some better evidence as to this parentage and grand parentage? I've only recently unlinked him from a false 'aristocratic family' He is a direct ancestor of mine my 12th great grandfather, (this bit of the family only moved 30 miles in 400 years) I'm obviously particularly concerned to 'get it right'.

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
Hi Helen, I find no credible references for them on ancestry or and I suspect those references in Liverpool and London were for later Edward Hursts.  I did find reference to The Hurst Nation by Virginia Branch, but you probably already know about that book.  I added a note about it to Edward's profile, and then I got shut out since I'm not pre-1500 approved. Sorry I'm not much help.  Thanks for writing. -Mary
posted by Mary (Spradley) Morken
Thank you for working on the Sarah Shores ancestry - As a descendant of the Roberts it was most welcome. I have posted some additional information to Sanbourne and Sarah Woodson profiles..
Thank-you Mary for correcting the erroneous correction someone made on 27 Oct 2019 to my Grandmother Fuller-12147 . Apparently someone must have thought I didn't know the Grandmother I and all our branches of cousins grew up with or gotten confused somehow. LOL! Nice to see someone trying to keep a watch as this type of erroneous changes seem to be happening a lot to my family members. I appreciate it! Jeanette
posted by Jeanette McIntyre
I appreciate your work on the Fuller women!
posted by Tom Wright
Thanks for all the work with the Shores family
posted by Hart (Leech) Wallace
Mary, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for all your work on merges.....again...and thanks for all the work on sources!
posted by Robin Lee
Mary, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Mary,

Logan-1700 is my fifth great-grandfather. You did a lot of work on his profile back in June and I was wondering if you had a link to the rootsweb page you mention that has Beverly Thornton's family tree. Thank you for your time!

Thanks for the update on Mary (Long) Morris. She is somehow related to George Taylor, who married Mary BOYKETT, but I haven't filled in the gaps yet. Mary Boykett was past child-bearing.
posted by Doug Laidlaw
Hi Mary!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 3600!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Mary is 19 degrees from Peter Roberts, 14 degrees from Emma Smith and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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