I did not have death information for John F Flock or his wife, Amner Caroline Flock. I decided to follow up on the information that I already had about the family and see if I could confirm my earlier research about Enid, Oklahoma.
I started by locating Amner Flock in the 1910 Federal Census. She is living in Enid, Oklahoma and listed as widowed. This is a good start, especially since I know that John's brother and mother are both buried in a nearby county.
I then followed up with a search on FindAGrave.com of Enid, Oklahoma. When I searched for Flock in the Enid Cemetery, I found Lillie Flock Janeway. The genealogy hairs on the back of my neck stood up because John and Amner had a daughter named Lillie. The birth date for Lillie on her gravestone matched the information I have found for her. I was unable to find an entry for John and Amner when using the search term Flock.
Using Lillie's FindAGrave page, I requested assistance to find her parents whom I suspected were nearby. I received an email the next day from a volunteer in the area named David Schram. He let me know that there was in fact a memorial page already set up for John and Amner and that he had gone and taken a picture that morning. He is a genealogy angel! With the memorial numbers I was given, I was able to find the FindAGrave page for John and Amner. I am going to follow up with an email to FindAGrave about my search parameters and how they did not work for something that was really there.
Our Loved Ones
Born Nov. 29, 1840
Mar. 4, 1933
John F. Flock
Died Amy 30, 1909
Aged 68 Yrs, 4 Ms & 10 Ds
A few holes in my research have been filled this week. I also did an updated search at Ancestry.com to see if there was any new information available. There is a picture of John and Amner Flock on Ancestry! I have emailed the person who posted the picture to see if I can use it. Hopefully, I will have another post to show you who my g-g-g-grandparents are!