The Families of John Greenwood and Ruth Eleanor (Thomas) Cordes

This site is a work in progress; it contains information about the family lines of our grandparents:

The Family of John Greenwood Cordes

John's grandparents: Henry Abner Cordes, Jennie Armour Edwards, Edward Greenwood, and Margaret Priscilla Moser.

The Family of Ruth Eleanor Thomas

Ruth's grandparents: Alexander "Sandy" Thomas, Minnie Ralph, Graham Allen Eaton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Patriquin.

This is the public version of our genealogical data, and does not include living individuals.

Some material on the Cordes and Moser family names will be found in the tab called "Surnames - Some Background", or by simply clicking on the links in this sentence.

We hope you enjoy this site and find some of your relatives.  Please note that there are still many areas of the site which do not display sources; in some cases there may be further information which has not yet made it to the website. Questions, corrections and additions are welcome any time -  contact

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