Thursday, March 29, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Bk pt 6

Here we go with this week's issue of my grandmother & great grandmother's memory book. Today are two obituaries that someone, probably my grandmother, cut out of the newspaper and put in the memory book between pages 14 & 15.

First one reads:
"Greer Child Succumbs
Mr and Mrs Paul Greer, of
Hardyville, have the sympathy
of friends and relatives in the
death of their five year old daugh-
ter, Kathy Gale Greer, who suc-
cumbed last Thursday night at
the home of her grandparents Mr
and Mrs. W. J. Phillips, 210 Cedar
street, after an illness of six
Also surviving are a sister
Paula Fae Greer, at home; and
paternal grandparents, Mr and
Mrs Clyde Greer, Knob Lick.
Funeral services and interment
were conducted Saturday after-
noon at Big Meadow cemetery
under direction of Crow Funeral
Second one reads:
"Clyde Dillon, 53, was instantly
killed about 5:00 a.m. Thursday
when his car was struck by a pipe
line truck at the Y on Greensburg
road. The heavy fog is thought to
have been the cause of the tragedy.
Lewis Brown who was in the care
with him suffered a broken arm
and collar bone. Mr Dillon was a
son of the late Mr and Mrs John
Dillon, and was at present employed
at Edmonton Farm Center. He is
survived by is wife, Mrs Selma
Dillon 3 sisters, Mrs. Maxie Oakes
Knob Lick, Miss Anna Mae Dillon,
Mrs Leola Gollar, Louisville, one
brother, Lester, Sulphur Well, one
aunt, Mrs. Frank Price, Knob Lick
two uncles, Arthur Thompson, Knob
Lick, Polk Dillon, Louisville, one
half uncle, Jim Dillon, Hiseville
two half sisters Misses Bertie and
Mamie Dillon, Denver, Colo. 1 half
brother, Lee, Winlock, Wash. Fun-
eral services will be conducted by
Rev. J. W. Barton at Butler Funeral
Home Saturday afternoon at 2:00
with burial in Edmonton cemetery.
The entire community is shocked
and grieved and join in deepest
sympathy for the sorrowing family."
According to the Kentucky Death Index 1911-2000, Kathy Greer died in Barren County Kentucky on 11 Jul 1957 and Clyde Dillon died on 18 Jul 1957 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

I wonder if that is why my grandmother had them together in between the same pages of the book?

Can't say that I've seen too many obituaries that list 1/2 uncles.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Book pt 5

This week's installment of my great grandmother & grandmother's memory book is interesting. Here it is:

"Aunt Lou Wilson died February 13, 1936 She is my mother's oldest sister Sallie May Buckners mother. Aunt Lerie Foster Woolridge died 1952 Sept 30"
Interesting because I am getting better at telling which woman wrote which entry by recognizing their handwriting. This entry was written by my grandmother, Gussie O. (DeSpain) Munday, about the oldest sister of her mother, Alice Josephine (Foster) DeSpain. Aunt Lou Wilson was born Lou Alvery Foster and married Joseph Reed Wilson. Lou as she was known by was born Oct 5 1866, to Josiah Foster and Sarah Frances Fulks. Oh, yeah by the way they were 1st cousins!

Aunt Lerie Foster Woolridge was a sister to Lou and Alice Foster. She was born Jun 1 1872, married 1st George Green Walker and 2nd to Frank Woolridge. A transcribed copy of her obituary can be found here.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

partial Orphan Train newspaper article

I came across this partial page of a newspaper the other day and found this incomplete article very interesting. All I know about the article is that the page is notated as having come from the April 18, 1895 issue of the "The Butler County News" newspaper.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Book pt 4

I know, I know you all are just waiting on pins and needles for the next installment of my great-grandmother & grandmother's memory book....SO, here it is!

Through out this memory book my great-grandmother and grandmother not only wrote about the death of friends, neighbors and relatives they also cut out newspaper clippings about various happenings. Today's postings shows an obituary that was between two pages of the memory book.

The obituary from an unknown paper reads exactly:
"Young Woman Passes
  The commuity was o'ershadow.
ed with sorrow Thursday morning
to learn of the death of Annie Mary
Glass, age 22. Annie Mary died at
the community hospital Thursday
evening at 7 o'clock. She had
been suffering for several weeks
from brain Hemorages and for the
past week had been in the hospital
but her condition was critical and
little could be done for her.
  She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Shockley, and love-
ly young woman. She leaves sur-
viving. her husband Mr. Lonnie
Glass and 2 small sons John Wil-
liammage 5 years and Marshall age
3 years, her mother and father and
one brother Roy Shockley all of
Randolph, Ky. Several uncles
and aunts, to mourn her un-
timely death. Funeral services
were held at Pleasant Hill church
by Rev. Veachel Jones Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was
in cemetery at that place, midst a
large and sorrowing crowd of rel-
atives and friends."

According to the Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953 found on Annie Glass died on 15 Oct 1936 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. She was born on 23 Sept 1914 to Clarence Shockley and Versie Shirley. She was buried in Pleasant Hill Kentucky.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Book part 3

Here's the next page in the Memory Book from my great grandmother.

On to the third page:

"Dr Owens Died Jul 16th 1920
Mrs Owensby Died July 23rd 1920
Mrs Whitlow Died Aug 2nd 1920
Mary Etter Eubank Died Nv 25th 1920
Bernice Dougherty Died Dec 28th 1920
Roy Dillie was killed Dec 31st 1920
Pete Sowers Died Jan 21st 1921
Bertha Hoover Died Jan 18th 1922
Morris Broady was shot F 1st 1922
John Duke was shot 24th of Dec 1922
Aneliza Nickles Died Aug 26th 1923
J R Shirley died Oct 26th 1923
Duey Pedigo died Nov 10th 1923
Mary Yates Died = Feb 5th 1924
Mrs W M Smith died suddenly Feb 29th 1924
Mrs Nona Albright Whitlow Died July 2, 1924
My sister Mary E Williams Died
Aug 20nd 1924
Lizie Sowers Died Sept 23rd 1924
Mrs Dave Eubank Died Oct 22 1924
Mr Watson Died 26th July 1925
Peter Depp died 29th of Dec 1925
Mrs Cafie Nickles Feb 13th 1930
Clay Robert Died Aug 17th 1928"

Again, I searched Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953 on and found the following information on the people listed above:

  • I wasn't able to find Dr Owens, Mrs Owensby, Mrs Whitlow.
  • Mrs W. M Smith is actually Harriet Ann Smith, daughter of Thomas Biggs Hunley and Julie Emma Reynolds. Interesting that she died on Leap Day.
  • Aneliza Nickles is listed as Annie E Nichols. She was the daughter of Edward W Eubanks and Margaret Crawford and she died in Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
  • Mrs Dave Eubank is Catherine Annie Walker Eubank and according to the death certificate she died on 23 Oct 1924.
  • Mr Watson is actually Robert Newton Watson and died in Wisdom, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
  • Mrs Cafie Nickles is Captolia Nichols and according to the death certificate is the daughter of Unnamed Moran and Unnamed Vilazant.

See ya next week!


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