Finding RoMere Darling

| February 9, 2007

Long after my grandmother died, one of my cousins began to compile some of our family history. One of the stories involved my grandmother’s half-sister, Josephine Caleb, who married Frank Grinnell and had a daughter who became a film star under the name, “Rose Marie Darling”. When I took over the project, I tried to [...]

Caleb Family Photographs

| February 8, 2007

The photographs attributed to the Hamm family were contributed by Bonnie Luckey, a descendant of Jacob Hamm, who was Mary Belle Hamm Caleb’s father. The photographs attributed to the Church family were contributed by Clio Caleb Church. Click on a thumbnail to view the full-size photo. Use your browser’s BACK button to return. Chippewa-Munsee Tribal [...]

Dailey Family Photographs

| February 7, 2007

Some of these photographs are part of the Smithsonian Institution Archival, Manuscript, and Photographs Collections. The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) allows for “casual, non-commercial redistribution” of these images. Please read their copyright statement before downloading any of those images from this page. Also, refer to the their Catalog Record for the complete reference [...]

Remembrances of our Family

| February 6, 2007

Elizabeth Wilson Spooner Elizabeth appears in the Tribal Photo of 1900. Her extended family genealogy may be found in the Chippewa-Munsee Genealogy database. Reprinted from the pages of the The Ottawa Herald, 27 July 1931. OTTAWA — Mrs. Elizabeth Spooner died yesterday. A Munsee Indian, she came to this county in 1859 — Funeral tomorrow [...]

Indian Rancher

| February 5, 2007

Reprinted from the “World of Farming” section of the Tulsa World 25 October 1965. The newspaper clipping was provided by Clio Caleb Church. The article had no by-line. Indian Rancher Proves Up to Name ‘Real Fellow’ RED ROCK — His Otoe name is Woc She Gay Chee. But to his friends, and he has lots [...]

Our Grandparents

| February 4, 2007

Dewey Washington Dailey Dewey was born 7 Oct 1899 on the Otoe-Missouria Reservation in Oklahoma Territory [although all later documents report his birth year as 1901, tribal censuses clearly show that Dewey was born in 1899]. He was the son of Charles W. Dailey and Belle Robideaux Dailey, who had migrated with the tribe from [...]

Remembering RoMere Darling (Part II)

| February 2, 2007

previous page Life After Hollywood In 1950 RoMere moved to Tiff City, Missouri, on the Oklahoma border, but she did not completely leave the entertainment field. She organized the Turkey Ford Dance Group in the community of the same name in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, which received good publicity in the news. By now she was [...]

Remembering RoMere Darling (Part I)

| February 1, 2007

Rosie Grinnell Rose Marie Grinnell1 was born July 20, 1911, on the Potawatomie Indian Reservation in Jackson County, Kansas. Rosie was the youngest of six children of Ona Grinnell and Rosa Ann McCoonse Grinnell. Ona Grinnell was an allotted member of the Prairie Band Potawatomie through his mother’s ancestry. Ona’s paternal ancestors were New England [...]

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