Category Archives: F

Funkhouser Family (Missouri)

Tilden Selmes Funkhouser (10 Feb. 1848-25 Jan. 1884) was born in Hannibal, Missouri. His brother Robert Monroe Funkhouser (10 Dec. 1850-13 Mar. 1923) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. They were two of the sons of Robert M. Funkhouser, Sr. … Continue reading

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William C. Folkes (8 Jun. 1845-17 May 1890)

William C. Folkes was born in Lynchburg, VA, and was the son of Edward J. Folkes (1820-1894), a Virginia state senator, and his wife, Sarah A. Winston (b. 1824). When the Civil War began, Folkes was 16 years old, and … Continue reading

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Early Initiates of Omicron Chapter at Virginia, 1859-1860

I just read a very interesting article that I’d like to share with you all. “Friendship! The sweetest name on earth.” Early Initiates of Omicron Chapter at Virginia, 1859-1860 By Towner Blackstock (Davidson 1994) Curator of Archives, Phi Gamma Delta … Continue reading

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Enoch Faw (3 Feb. 1835-27 Apr. 1902)

Enoch Faw was born in North Carolina, the son of Isaac Faw (1802-1836), who was a grandson of Swiss immigrant Jacob Faw, and his wife, Mary Ann Martin (1808-1843). Enoch Faw’s parents had both died by the time he was … Continue reading

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Elisha Boyd Faulkner (24 July 1841-19 Sep.1920)

Elisha B. Faulkner was born at “Boydville,” in Martinsburg, VA (now WV), the son of Charles James Faulkner (1806-1884), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and minister to France prior to the Civil War, and his wife, Mary … Continue reading

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