I'm trying to locate the birth location and parents of "Thomas Tunin". I have done extensive Google searches but have so far ended up at a deadend on these particular details. Any suggestions on where to go from here?
Tunin, Thomas b. 1836 d. 1912 Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma Gender: Male Family: Spouse: Phocbus, Mary Almeda b. 1838 d. 1897 Little Robe, Oakwood, Dewey, Oklahoma Gender: Female Children: Tunin, Lura Tunin, George D. b. 1871 d. 1931 Little Robe, Oakwood, Dewey, Oklahoma Gender: Male Tunin, Wlbert Gender: Male Tunin, Bllomer Gender: Male Tunin, Willard Barton Tunin, Martha Ann Gender: Female
Thomas Tunin was born in 1839 and died in Bartlesville OK in 1912.
Thomas Tunin and Mary Almeda Phocbus were the parents of four sons: Elbert, Bloomer, Willard, and George and also two daughters; Martha Ann and Lura Almeda. The children were all born in Illinois.
They moved to Kansas in 1878 and then to Indian Territory which became Bartlesville OK in 1885. They moved to Dewey County about 1895 homesteading in Sec. 25-18-15. The son, George and daughter Lura came with them.
They came by covered wagons, bringing a few cows, chickens and horses. They cooked on a camp fire under a cottonwood tree and slept in the two wagons until a dugout could be made. They had many hardships as Mrs. Tunin was sick and in bed at the time. She died in 1897. They lived with the John Lutton family on a part time basis then.
Source: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/OKDEWEY/1998-10/0909541518, cites Dewey County (Oklahoma) Historical Society, Spanning the River" "3 vols, particularly v1 (1976), "Oakwood Area of Dewey County ..."
The above shows death in 1908 though?