0 HEAD 1 SOUR AncestQuest 2 NAME Ancestry Family Tree 2 VERS 3.0 2 CORP Incline Software, LC 3 ADDR 360 West 4800 North 4 CONT Provo, UT 84604 1 DEST Ancestry Family Tree 1 DATE 20 JUL 2005 2 TIME 14:07:13 1 FILE richardsp.ged 1 GEDC 2 VERS 5.5 2 FORM LINEAGE-LINKED 1 CHAR ANSEL 0 @I1@ INDI 1 NAME NANCY SUE /RICHARDS/ 2 NICK NASTY SUE 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 11 AUG 1956 2 PLAC SAN BERNARDINO,CALIFORNIA 1 BAPM 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 22 OCT 1967 2 PLAC RIALTO,CA. (CHURCH OF CHRIST) 1 IDNO #7 CHILD (FEMALE) 1 FAMC @F1@ 1 GRAD EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL 2 DATE 1974 2 PLAC RIALTO,CALIFORNIA 1 DIV 2 DATE 1993 2 PLAC CALIFORNA 1 NOTE "NANCY SUE (RICHARDS)HORNBACK-PARRY" 2 CONT 2 CONT NANCY SUE IS(FEMALE---NOT MALE---I PUT IT IN WRONG AND IT WON'T LET ME 2 CONC CHANGE IT. SO MY HUSBANDS SHOW UP AS MY WIVES! I ALSO SHOW AS AN UNCLE 2 CONC AND NOT AUNT, ALSO WILL SHOW AS GRANDFATHER AND NOT GRANDMOTHER), SO 2 CONC PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR THE MISTAKES. 2 CONT 2 CONT #7 CHILD TO FRANK JR. AND MARY RICHARDS 2 CONT NANCY SUE (RICHARDS) HORNBACK-PARRY BORN AUGUST 11, 1956. IN SAN 2 CONC BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, MARRIED ON OCTOBER 2, 1974, AT THE AGE OF 18. TO 2 CONC JAMES LEE HORNBACK OF HEMET, CALIFORNIA. WE MARRIED IN THE RIALTO CHURCH 2 CONC OF CHRIST BY MINISTER; BROTHER LUTHER HOLLAND.JIM WAS STATIONED IN THE 2 CONC 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION AT FORT BRAGG, NC. HE WAS BORN JUNE 10, 1954. 2 CONT I (NANCY) GRADUATED FROM "EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL" IN 1974-IN RIALTO, 2 CONC CA. IN HIGH SCHOOL I WORKED AT "FOSTER FREEZE" IN RIALTO, WAS ALSO A 2 CONC TUPPERWARE DEALER WHERE I HELD TUPPERWARE PARTIES IN HOME OF STRANGER, 2 CONC FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN MY SENIOR YEAR. I REALLY ENJOYED IT AND WAS ABLE TO 2 CONC BUILD UP MY HOPE CHEST FOR MARRIAGE. IF YOIU DON'T KNOW WHAT A HOPE CHEST 2 CONC IS; YOU COLLECT THINGS AS YOUR YOUNG AND SAVE THEM TO TAKE INTO YOUR NEW 2 CONC MARRIAGE WITH YOU, AS IN DISHES, TOWELS, SHEETS, KITCHEN SUPPLY'S AND 2 CONC THINGS TO BE USED IN YOUR NEW HOME. I HAD A ROOM FULL OF GOODIES JUST 2 CONC WAITING FOR THAT ONE LUCKY MAN TO ENTER INTO MY LIFE AND START A FAMILY 2 CONC WITH. MY VERY BEST FRIEND IN JUNIOR HIGH, THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND STILL 2 CONC IS TODAY, IS KATHE (BODLEY)-WALKER-THROPE-McCUNE. WE VISIT EACH OTHER 2 CONC EVER CHANCE WE GET, SHE STILL LIVES IN THE SAME HOUSE SHE GREW UP IN, 2 CONC RIALTO, CALIFORNIA. I HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED IN MY LIFE TIME TO HAVE TOO 2 CONC HAVE TWO VERY BEST FRIENDS, LISA PERKINS IN DALE CITY, VIRGINIA. HE SON 2 CONC JOSH AND MY SON FRANK ENTER THE NAVY AND WENT THROUGH BASIC TRAINNING 2 CONC TOGETHER. WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE FRIENDS AND WILL BE FOR LIFE! 2 CONT I HAVE NO COLLEGE EDUCATION. I HAD BEEN A HEAD BAKER FOR OVER 8 YEARS 2 CONC IN A GROCERY STORE'S, BOTH IN FAYETTIVELLE, NORTH CAROLINA AT "BIR STAR", 2 CONC AND IN WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA AT "SHOPPER FOOD WAREHOUSE". I WORKED ONE 2 CONC YEAR AT K-MART IN DALE CITY, VIRGINIA. THEN, I WORKED FOR 5 YEARS AS A 2 CONC SECRETARY AT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY IN SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA CALLED 2 CONC "PROTECH" PEST CONTROL, TO ME THIS WAS THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. I HAD 2 CONC NEVER WORKED WITH SUCH WONDERFUL LOVING CHRISTIAN PEOPLE. IT WAS VERY 2 CONC HARD FOR ME TO LEAVE THAT JOB. 2 CONT I ENJOY BEING A MOTHER AND A GRANDMOTHER. THE THINGS THAT PLEASE ME 2 CONC THE MOST ARE THE LOVE OF MY FAMILY, COOKING, BAKING, SEWING, QUILTING, 2 CONC GARDENING, BOWLING, CAMPING, SWIMMING, SCRAP-BOOKING, FISHING AND GOING 2 CONC ON LONG WALKS. 2 CONT JIM AND I LIVED IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA FOR 9 MONTHS AFTER WE MARRIED 2 CONC TILL JULY 1975. THEN TRANSFERRED TO ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (WENDY WAS BORN 2 CONC HERE)TILL DECEMBER OF 1978, 4 MONTHS AFTER FRANK WAS BORN IN CALIFORNIA 2 CONC WHEN WE WENT HOME FOR MY FATHER'S FUNERAL, HE WOULD OF BEEN BORN IN 2 CONC ALASKA AS WELL. THEN WE WERE TRANSFERRED TO EL PASO, TEXAS JANUARY OF 2 CONC 1979 WHERE OUR TWIN SON'S JASON AND JOSEPH WERE BORN IN FEBRUARY OF 1980. 2 CONC THEN FROM THERE WE TRANSFERRED TO COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, FORT BENNING IN AUG 2 CONC OF 1981, STAYED FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS, THEN TO FAYETTEVILLE, FORT BRAGG, 2 CONC NORTH CAROLINA FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS. THEN TO WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA 30 MILES 2 CONC SOUTH OF WASHINGTON, DC, JIM WAS STATIONED AT FORT MEYER THERE. THIS IS 2 CONC WHERE JIM AND DIVORCED IN 1992. DAVE AND I MARRIED IN 1993 AND THIS IS 2 CONC WHERE WE LIVED TILL JUNE OF 2004, THEN WE MOVED TO EULESS, TEXAS, TARRANT 2 CONC COUNTY, DALLAS FORT WORTH AREA. MY MOTHER CAME TO LIVE WITH US THE FIRST 2 CONC OF SEPTEMBER OF 2004. MILITARY LIFE MOVED US AROUND A LOT AND THE WORLD 2 CONC WE SAW FIRST HAND. IT WAS HARD FOR THE CHILDREN AND MYSELF MAKING FRIENDS 2 CONC AND THEN HAVING TO GIVE THEM UP. BUT IT WAS A GOOD, ENJOYABLE LIFE FOR 2 CONC THE MOST PART OF IT. 2 CONT I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT MYSELF THAT MY KIDS LOVE TO 2 CONC HEAR OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I WAS ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD, WHILE STATIONED AT 2 CONC FT. BENNING, COLUMBUS, GA. I GOT REAL BRAVE AND MADE TWO JUMPS WITH THE 2 CONC SILVERWINGS SKYDIVING TEAM. WE HAD GONE TO A SMALL AIRFIELD IN PHONIX 2 CONC CITY, ALABAMA. THERE WERE CAR LOADS OF US THAT WENT. IT WAS A STATIC LINE 2 CONC JUMP NOT A FREE FALL. AFTER YOUR 5TH JUMP YOU WERE ABLE TO DO THE FREE 2 CONC FALL, WHICH I NEVER MADE IT PAST MY SECOND JUMP, THAT WAS ENOUGH FOR ME. 2 CONC LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT. THE SMALL PIPER CUB PLANE HELD THREE JUMPERS 2 CONC AND THE JUMPMASTER, IT WAS THAT SMALL. WHEN IT WAS YOUR TURN TO JUMP YOU 2 CONC STOOD OUT ON THE "STRUT" A SMALL PLAT FORM WHICH HOLDS ONLY YOU'RE TWO 2 CONC FEET. YOUR HANDS HELD ONTO A SMALL BAR UNDER THE WING. YOU ARE TO STAND 2 CONC STRAIGHT UP; WHEN THE JUMP MASTER SAY'S "GO" YOU ARE TO LET GO AND FALL 2 CONC BACK WITH A STIFF BODY, WHEN YOU HAVE FALLEN A CERTAIN DISTANCE THEN THE 2 CONC WRIP CORD WOULD OPEN YOUR PARACHUTE. FOR ME, THIS WORKED PERFECT THE 2 CONC FIRST TIME AROUND. I LANDED RIGHT IN THE BIG ROUND WHITE CIRCLE CALLED 2 CONC THE "T" ON THE SMALL AIRFIELD. IT WAS VERY EXCITING! 2 CONT I GUESS I GOT SCARED ON MY SECOND JUMP. I STOOD OUT ON THE STRUT, 2 CONC BUT FROZE WHEN THE JUMP MASTER SAID GO. HE SAID IT SEVERAL TIMES. I KNEW 2 CONC IF I WENT THEN THAT I WOULD BE WAY PAST MY MARK TO LAND IN THE "T". I WAS 2 CONC SHOCKED TO FIND MYSELF FALLING SIDEWAYS AFTER THE JUMPMASTER PUSHED ME. I 2 CONC HADN'T EVEN FELT THE PAIN WHEN THE STATIC LINE OPENED MY PARACHUTE. IT 2 CONC HAD SLICED THE INSIDE BEND OF MY ARM (THE OTHER SIDE OF MY ELBOW). IT 2 CONC TOOK MY BREATH AWAY AS I FELL FROM THE FEAR I HAD FELT. THANK THE LORD MY 2 CONC PARACHUTE OPENED. I HAD TO GET MY THOUGHTS TOGETHER AND REMEMBER WHAT I 2 CONC WAS TO DO FROM THERE ON OUT. I WAS TO LISTEN FOR THE MAN ON THE GROUND 2 CONC WITH THE BULLHORN TO POINT ME IN THE DIRECTION I WAS TO GO. I WAS SO FAR 2 CONC OVER THAT THE BULLHORNS I WAS HEARING WERE FOR "OPOSSUM RACES" AND "FOX 2 CONC CHASES" WITH THEIR FOXHOUNDS. I WAS LOST AND COULD NOT EVEN SEE WHAT 2 CONC LOOKED LIKE THE AIRFIELD THAT I SHOULD GO TOWARD. I JUST LET MY PARACHUTE 2 CONC GUIDE ME DOWN TILL I COULD FIND THE RIGHT PLACE TO LAND MY FEET. 2 CONT I KNEW I WAS TO STAY AWAY FROM WATER, TREES AND POWER LINES, AND ALL 2 CONC THREE OF THEM WERE EVERYWHERE IN SIGHT. SO I PULLED THE RIPE CORD TO TURN 2 CONC ME INTO THE DIRECTION OF A TINY FARM DOWN BELOW, WHICH GOT BIGGER THE 2 CONC CLOSER I GOT. THERE WAS A HOUSE, BARN, POND, TRESS, POWER LINES AND A COW 2 CONC PASTURE. SO GUESS WHERE I LANDED? RIGHT IN THE COW PASTURE. THE GROUND 2 CONC WAS HARD AND THAT IS HOW I HIT, "HARD". ONCE I GOT MYSELF UP AND LOOKED 2 CONC AROUND I NOTICED SEVERAL COWS AND ONE BIG BULL WITH HORNS STARING RIGHT 2 CONC AT ME. SLOWLY I WRAPED THE PARACHUTE AROUND BOTH ARMS. ALL WAS OK AT 2 CONC THAT POINT. I STARTED WALKING SLOWLY WITH THE 40 POUNDS OF GEAR I HAD ON 2 CONC MY BODY TO A BARBED WIRE FENCE AT ONE SIDE OF THE PASTURE. WHEN I STARTED 2 CONC TO MOVE SO DID THE BULL, THE FASTER I WENT SO DID HE. I WAS RUNNING AS 2 CONC FAST AS MY SHORT LEGS WITH TAKE ME WITH ALL THAT EXTRA WEIGHT. NOT SURE 2 CONC HOW I MADE IT OVER THAT FENCE WITHOUT A HORN IN MY TAILEND. I DID CUT MY 2 CONC LEG AND PANTS CLIMBING (OR SHOULD I SAY SPRINTING) OVER THE BARBED WIRE. 2 CONT I HAD NO CLUE WHERE I WAS, SO I HEADED TOWARD THE FARMHOUSE. TWO 2 CONC SMALL CHILDREN WHERE OUTSIDE ON THE PORCH PLAYING, A BOY AND A GIRL. THEY 2 CONC WALKED OFF THE STEP, AS I PULLED THE HELMET OFF MY HEAD AND MY LONG 2 CONC BLONDE HAIR FELL TO MY WAIST. THE BOY SAY'S, "WHY, IT'S A LADY AND SHE 2 CONC FELL FROM THE SKY", WITH HIS LITTLE HILLBILLY ACCENT. ABOUT THAT TIME 2 CONC THEIR FATHER WALKED OUT THE FRONT DOOR ONTO THE PORCH WITH A SHOT GUN IN 2 CONC HIS HAND. I WAS MORE SCARED NOW THAN I WAS RUNNING FROM THE BULL. I NOW 2 CONC HAD TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE, ASKING THE FARMER TO PLEASE POINT ME TO 2 CONC THE MAIN ROAD THAT I WAS LOST. HE NEVER SAID A WORD, JUST POINTED TO A 2 CONC DIRT PATH, AS HE SPIT A LARGE AMOUNT OF BLACK CRUD OUT OF HIS MOUTH FROM 2 CONC THE CHEWING TABACCO HER HAD IN HIS JAW. I WALKED TILL I SAW A PICKUP 2 CONC TRUCK PULL UP AND ONE OF THE MEN FROM THE SILVERWINGS CLIMBED OUT, "I WAS 2 CONC SAVED", AND FELT FROM THERE ON OUT THAT MY FEET WILL BE PLANTED ON FIRM 2 CONC GROUND! 2 CONT 2 CONT #1 HUSBAND TO NANCY: 2 CONT HERE IS A LITTLE HISTORY OF HOW I MET MY FIRST HUSBAND:JAMES LEE 2 CONC HORNBACK. IT WAS RIGHT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION THAT MY FRIEND DEBBIE 2 CONC TALKED ME IN TO GOING WITH HER TO A MILITARY OPEN RECRUITING SESSION IN 2 CONC RIVERSIDE. SHE WANTED TO JOUN THE AIR FORCE. I DID NOT HAVE AND INKLING 2 CONC OF DESIRE TO BE IN THE MILITARY, BUT I TOOK THE TEST ALONG WITH DEBBIE 2 CONC ANYHOW. WELL, I NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO TELL THE AIR FORCE "NO THANK YOU" 2 CONC BECAUSE I DID NOT PASS THE INITIAL TEST. I HAD ALWAYS DONE BADLY ON 2 CONC WRITTEN TESTS NO MATTER WHAT THE SUBJECT WAS. ACADEMICS WERE NOT MY 2 CONC STRENGTH. BUT FOR GOODNESS' SAKES! TOO DUMB TO FIGHT IN A WAR FOR MY 2 CONC COUNTRY? I SAT OUT IN THE HALL WIPING AWAY TEARS OF SELF-PITY WHILE 2 CONC DEBBIE CONTINUED ON TO THE SECONDARY TESTS. I WAS SITTING THERE FEELING 2 CONC THE WEIGHT OF MY STUPIDITY WHEN JIM WALKED UP TO ME. HE WAS A SKINNY ARMY 2 CONC RECRUITER WITH SOFT BLUE EYES AND A POLITE ATTUTUDE. HE WAS HANDSOME, 2 CONC WITH THAT QUIRKY RESEMBLANCE OF GILLIGAN FROM GILLIGAN'S ISLAND AND ALSO 2 CONC HE LOOKED LIKE STEVE MCQUEEN (THE ACTOR). I HAD LONG BLONDE HAIR WITH 2 CONC WAVES, PARTED DOWN THE MIDDLE. I COULD JUST ABOUT SIT ON MY HAIR BACK 2 CONC THEN. JIM TOOK ME TO LUNCH WHILE DEBBIE FINISHED THE TEST. JIM SAT THERE 2 CONC IN HIS UNIFORM WHILE I SAT THERE WEARING HIP-HUGGER BELL-BOTTOM BLUE 2 CONC JEANS WITH A HEART PATCH SEWN OVER A HOLE IN THE ON MY BACK SIDE. OUR 2 CONC FIRST DATE WAS TO DISNEY LAND! THE HOME OF PRINCE CHARMING! THE LAND OF 2 CONC TRUE LOVE AND MAGIC! 2 CONT WE GOT MARRIED OCTOBER 2, 1974 AND MOVED TO HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA. NINE 2 CONC MONTHS LATER MOVED AGAIN TO ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. THIS IS WHERE OUR FIRST 2 CONC CHILD WAS BORN, TWO YEARS LATER. AFTER 17 YEARS OF MARRIAGE JIM AND I 2 CONC DIVORCED, IT WAS A LONG HARD EXPENSIVE DIVORCE. JIM DIDN'T WANT THE 2 CONC DIVORCE AND HE PROLONGED IT FOR AS LONG AS HE COULD.IT WAS FINAL IN 2 CONC DECEMBER OF 1992. 2 CONT 2 CONT SECOND MARRIAGE 2 CONT 2 CONT I REMARRIED TO YET ANOTHER ARMY MAN DAVID RAYMOND PARRY BORN NOVEMBER 14, 2 CONC 1956. WE WERE MARRIED ON VALENTINES DAY FEBRUARY 14, 1993, IN MANASSAS 2 CONC VIRGINIA. DAVE WAS A "CID AGENT" (CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT). HE 2 CONC WORKED ON HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS, UNDER COVER DRUG BUST, RAPES AND ABUSE 2 CONC CASES. HE HAS TWO CHILDREN FROM HIS FIRST MARRIAGE. HIS WIFE BEFORE ME 2 CONC WAS SANDRA (SANDY)LEE MAINES,SON-STEVEN MICHAEL PARRY BORN MAY 30, 1975. 2 CONC HIS DAUGHTER-AMY LYNN PARRY BORN FEBRUARY 7, 1977. WE ALL LIVED TOGETHER, 2 CONC DAVE, THE SIX CHILDREN AND MYSELF AT 15282 WATERWHEEL TERRACE, 2 CONC WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA. DAVE AND I HAVE TWO SON'S TOGETHER: 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT BAPTIZED (NANCY) OCTOBER 22, 1967 AT THE UPTOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST BY 2 CONC MINISTER, BROTHER ANDREWS. 2 CONT BAPTIZED (JIM): IN 1977 IN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, 2 CONT BEFORE WENDY WAS BORN, OUR MINISTER WAS BROTHER JESSUP, BUT ANOTHER MAN 2 CONC BAPTIZED HIM. 2 CONT BAPTIZED (DAVID PARRY) 2 CONT BLOOD TYPE (NANCY'S) O- 2 CONT CURRENT ADDRESS: 2303 HARRINGTON COURT, EULESS, TEXAS 76039, 2 CONT PHONE: (817) 684-0187 2 CONT SURGERY'S: NANCY HAD CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME SURGERY DONE ON HER LEFT HAND 2 CONC AND I NEED IT IN THE RIGHT AS WELL. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY SON FRANK WAS TO BE BORN IN ALASKA AT THE SAME PLACE WHERE WENDY 2 CONC HAD BEEN BORN. BUT MY FATHER PASSED AND I GAVE BIRTH WHILE WE WERE HOME. 2 CONC HERE IS THE STORY ABOUT MY ORDEAL TO TRY AND MAKE IT HOME TO SAY GOODBYE 2 CONC TO MY FATHER: 2 CONT THREE WEEKS BEFORE MY DUE DATE, MY FATHER BECAME VERY ILL WITH A 2 CONC HEART CONDITION. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS TO GO HOME AND SEE HIM. I BEGAN 2 CONC TO FEEL PANICKED, THINKING I MIGHT NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. WE DID NOT HAVE 2 CONC THE MONEY TO FLY HOME, SO WE CONTACTED THE RED CROSS FOR HELP. JIM WAS 2 CONC HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME GETTING LEAVE FROM WORK ON SUCH SHORT NOTICE. THE 2 CONC RED CROSS AND THE MILITARY WERE IN CONTACT WO TRY AND GET US BACKHOME. I 2 CONC NEED AN "OK" FROM MY DOCTOR AS WELL. WHEN I WENT TO SEE HIM, HE SAID THAT 2 CONC I WAS ALREADY SLIGHTLY DILATED. HE DENIED MY REQUEST TO FLY. I WAS 2 CONC CRUSHED. I BEGGED THE DOCTOR. I TOLD HIM THAT WE WOULD LEAVE IMMEDIATELY 2 CONC AND I COULD HAVE THE BABY AT MARCH AIR FORCE BASE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 2 CONC BUT HE WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ME GOING IN TO LABOR WHILE WE WERE ON THE 2 CONC AIRPLANE. 2 CONT I CALLED MY DAD IN THE HOSPITAL ONCE. MOM HAD WARNED ME THAT HE WAS 2 CONC VERY WEAK AND WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TALK LONG. THEY PUT HIM ON THE PHONE. 2 CONC HE WAS ALERT ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE MY VOICE. BUT HIS SLOW SPEECH AND 2 CONC SHALLOW BREATHING PROVED JUST HOW BAD HIS CONDITION WAS. I TOLD HIM THAT 2 CONC I WAS DOING EVERYTHING I COULD TOGET HOME TO HIM. DAD RARELY TOLD US THAT 2 CONC HE LOVED US: HOWEVER, THERE WAS NEVER A QUESTION OF HIS FEELINGS FOR THE 2 CONC ENTIRE FAMILY. HIS ACTIONS WERE ALWAYS FILLED WITH LOVE. NEVERTHELESS, I 2 CONC COULD NOT HANG UP WITH HIM THAT DAY WITHOUT SAYING THOSE WORDS. "I LOVE 2 CONC YOU DAD." "YEAH, ME TOO." THAT WAS ALWAYS HIS REACTION TO THOSE WORDS. 2 CONC AND IT MADE ME SMILE.EVENTUALLY, THE RED CROSS, JIM'S WORK, MY DOCTOR, 2 CONC AND MY FATHER'S DOCOTR WERE ALL IN CONTACT TO SEE IF THEY COULD GRANT US 2 CONC PERMISSION TO FLY OUT. THEY TOLD US THEY WOULD WORK ON IT AND LET US KNOW 2 CONC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I HAD CONSTANT FEELING OF DREAD. THREE FRUSTRATING 2 CONC DAYS HAD PASSED WITH NO WORD FROM ANY OF THEM. I ANSWERED THE PHONE 2 CONC ONE-DAY AND IT WAS MY BROTHER, GLEEN. HE ASKED TO SPEAK TO JIM. I DIDN'T 2 CONC LIKE THE DISTANT SOUND IN HIS VOICE. 2 CONT "GLENN, IS EVERYTHING OKAY?" I ASKED. "YEAH. I JUST NEED TO ASK JIM 2 CONC SOMETHING ABOUT THE TRIP." I RELUCTANTLY HANDED THE PHONE OVER. JIM DID 2 CONC NOT SAY MUCH TO GLENN, HE JUST LISTENED. AFTER HE HUNG UP THE PHONE, HE 2 CONC WALKED OVER AND PUT HIS ARMS AROUND ME. HE HELD ME AND TOLD ME THAT MY 2 CONC DAD WAS GONE. HE HAD DIED OF A HEART ATTACK. NOT EVEN TEN MINUTES LATER, 2 CONC THE RED CROSS-CALLED AND SAID THAT WE HAD BEEN GRANTED PERMISSION TO FLY 2 CONC HOME. ONCE BACK HOME IN RIALTO, AFTER THE FUNERAL I WENT INTO LABOR. FOR 2 CONC MONTHS, 24 HOURS LATER FRANK LOYD HORNBACK WAS BORN. FRANK AFTER MY DAD 2 CONC AND LOYD AFTER JIM'S DAD. I GAVE BIRTH SIX DAYS AFTER MY DAD'S DEATH. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 2 JUL 2005 3 TIME 08:32:46 0 @I2@ INDI 1 NAME FRANK EUGENE /RICHARDS JR./ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 31 AUG 1917 2 PLAC POMONA,CALIFORNIA 1 BAPM 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 23 JUN 1933 2 PLAC SAN BERNARDINO,CAliFORNIA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 12 SEP 1978 2 PLAC KASIER HOSPITAL IN FONTANA,CALIFORNIA 1 BURI 2 DATE 15 SEP 1978 2 PLAC GREEN ACRES MEMORIAL PARK,BLOOMINGTON,CA. 1 FAMS @F1@ 1 FAMC @F5@ 1 NOTE FRANK WAS BORN IN POMONA, CA, ON 31 AUGUST 1917. HIS PARENTS ARE FRANK 2 CONC EUGENE RICHARDS SR. BORN NOV. 21, 1883 AND PASSED AWAY ON MAY 7, 1962. 2 CONC HIS MOTHER WAS EMMA REBECCA (LINDSEY) RICHARDS BORN IN MAY OF 1883 AND 2 CONC PASSED AWAY IN 1950. 569-09-5778 2 CONT 2 CONT THESE ARE THE HEADLINES FROM A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING: (I HAVE COPIED THEM 2 CONC WORD BY WORD) 2 CONT 2 CONT "FRIENDS GIVE SURPRISE PARTY WEDNESDAY FOR NEWLYWEDS" 2 CONT 2 CONT AS A COMBINED HOUSE WARMING AND MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER, FRIENDS SURPRISED 2 CONC MR. AND MRS. FRANK RICHARDS JR. OF WEST MERRILL AVENUE LAST WEDNESDAY 2 CONC EVENING. HOSTESSES WERE MRS. OTTO A. SEABERG AND HER DAUGHTER DODLEY. THE 2 CONC EVENING WAS SPENT IN VISITING AND IN SEEING HOW THE NEWYLWEDS HAD 2 CONC ARRANGED THEIR HOME. AT A LATE HOUR COOKIES AND PUNCH WERE SERVED TO MR. 2 CONC AND MRS. HENSEN, JR. MISS BETTY HANSEN, MRS. EVA L. CORNEIL, MRS. FRANCES 2 CONC BUCKLEY AND HER DAUGHTER MARY ANN, CHARLES HYNDMAN, HARRY C. HOPKINS SR., 2 CONC AND SON WILLIAM. MR AND MRS. LEROY MORSE. MR AND MRS. FRED F. PELTZ AND 2 CONC MR. AND MRS. OTTO A. SEABERG AND SON JAMES AND DAUGHTER DODLEY. DUE TO A 2 CONC DEATH, SEVERAL FAMILIES WHO WERE INVITED WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND. GUESTS 2 CONC THIS WEEK AT THE RICHARDS HOME WERE MRS. RICHARDS PARENTS AND SISTER, MR. 2 CONC AND MRS. JOHN PARTAIN AND FLOSSIE, AND J. REYNOLDS AND WILLIAM HOPPER, 2 CONC ALL OF PORTERVILLE. THE PARTAINS ALSO VISITED THEIR SON, GLEN AND HIS 2 CONC WIFE AND MRS. PARTAIN'S BROTHER, OLIVER AND FAMILY, ALL OF FONTANA. 2 CONT 2 CONT WHEN FRANK AND I FIRST MARRIED HE WORKED FOR "SWIFTS" COMPANY, WHERE HE 2 CONC PACKAGED CHICKENS ON ICE TO BE SHIPPED TO DIFFERENT STORES. FRANK HAD 2 CONC WORKED AT "7-UP BOTTLE COMPANY" FOR 11 YEARS, IN SAN BERNARDINO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. HE WAS WORKING AT "ROYAL CROWN (RC) BOTTLE COMPANY" IN 2 CONC RIVERSIDE, CA. TILL HE PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 2 CONC 61, FROM A HEART ATTACK. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK HAD FALSE TEETH PUT IN THE YEAR 1956, JUST BEFORE NANCY WAS BORN; 2 CONC HE WAS 39 YEARS OLD. WHEN HE WAS A KID HE GOT HIS NOSE BROKEN IN SCHOOL 2 CONC PLAYING FOOTBALL. HE HAD SURGERY TO CORRECT THE BREAK THE SUMMER BEFORE 2 CONC WE GOT MARRIED. HE WAS ALWAYS VERY HEALTHY, NEVER ANYTHING MAJOR. HE 2 CONC LOVED THE SUN. HE WOULD TIE A SCARF AROUND HIS FOREHEAD AS IT ALWAYS 2 CONC SUNBURNED BAD. BUT THE REST OF HIS BODY LOVED TO SOAK THAT SUN IN. 2 CONC FRANK'S SKIN WAS ALWAYS A TOASTY BROWN. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK WAS WONDERFUL WITH THE CHILDREN AND PLAYED WITH THEM EVERY CHANCE 2 CONC HE GOT. HE WOULD WHISTLE ALL THE TIME AND HE SOUNDED LIKE A BIRD. WE HAD 2 CONC ALWAYS JOKED THAT HE WALKED ON HIS HANDS MORE THAN HE WALKED ON HIS FEET. 2 CONC HE COULD WALK ON HIS HANDS FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE FOREVER, WHETHER IT WAS 2 CONC AT HOME IN OUR YARD OR IN THE SAND AT THE BEACH. WE HAD AN OLD SWING-SET 2 CONC IN OUR BACK YARD, FRANK WOULD HANG UPSIDE DOWN BY HIS KNEES AT THE TOP OF 2 CONC THE SWING AND MAKE A SEAT IN HIS HANDS AND SWING THE KIDS BACK AND FORTH. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK LOVED TO SING AND HAD A BEAUTIFUL VOICE. HE AND A FRIEND OF HIS 2 CONC HAROLD CATRELL HAD A CHANCE TO SING ON THE RADIO. THEN HAROLD BACKED OUT 2 CONC AND FRANK DIDIN'T WANT TO SING A SOLO, SO HE NEVER WENT THROUGH WITH IT. 2 CONC HE WAS A TRUE FISHERMAN; HE COULDN'T CATCH ENOUGH OF THEM! WE WOULD TAKE 2 CONC THE KIDS ON WEEKEND TRIPS TO THE BEACH, WE WOULD FISH AND CAMP OUT IN OUR 2 CONC TENT OR THE CAMPER. WE WOULD GO UP TO POWAY TO FRANKS BROTHER BILL'S AND 2 CONC WE WOULD ALL CAMP OUT AND FISH THERE ALSO. WE TOOK TRIPS TO THE MOUNTAINS 2 CONC AND THE CREEKS FOR PICNICS. ROCK HUNTING. FRANK WAS INTO SCOUTING WITH 2 CONC JOHN AND GLENN WITH THE BOY-SCOUTS. NEVER ANYTHING THAT COST A LOT OF 2 CONC MONEY, BUT WE WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. FRANK ALWAYS HAD A BIG 2 CONC GARDEN GROWING IN THE SPRINGTIME NO MATTER WHERE WE LIVED. WE ALWAYS HAD 2 CONC FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. I ALWYAYS FOUND GREAT MEALS TO FIX FOR THE 2 CONC FAMILY, WE NEVER WENT HUNGRY. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK LOVED THE OUTDOORS AND THE SUNSHINE. SO THAT IS WHERE WE SPENT A 2 CONC LOT OF OUR FREE TIME. FRANK WAS ALSWAYS SO DARK AND TAN AND I WAS FAIR 2 CONC SKIN BUT DARK HAIR. WHEN I WOULD BE OUT IN THE SUN WITH FRANK, I WOULD 2 CONC ALWAYS WEAR A HAT OF SOMEKIND. I WOULD RUB VINEGAR ALL OVER ME TO KEEP 2 CONC THE BUGS AWAY, THEY LIKE TO EAT ME ALIVE. WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD I 2 CONC CAME DOWN WITH MALARIA FEVER AND ALMOST DIED FROM DRINKING WELL WATER 2 CONC THAT HAD BEEN CONTAMINATED BY MASQUITOS. WHEN I GET BIT BY ONE THEY MAKE 2 CONC ME VERY SICK AND I GET BE SCORES. I DO MY BEST TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM. 2 CONT 2 CONT BAPITZED: FRANK RICHARDS AND FOSSIE EVANS (MOM'S SISTER) WERE BAPTIZED AT 2 CONC THE SAME TIME THE SUMMER OF 1939 IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT IN LOVING MEMORIE OF OUR FATHER "FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS" THANKS FOR ALL 2 CONC THE GOOD TIMES DAD, YOU'RE THE BEST! WE LOVE YOU! 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS JR. PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1978 AT THE KAISER 2 CONC FOUNDATION HOSPITAL IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. WE WERE LIVING IN RIALTO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA AT THE TIME. OUR ONLY CHILD STILL LIVING AT HOME WAS DOROTHY. 2 CONC THE FUNERAL WAS CONDUCTED BY INGOLD CHAPEL IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA ON 2 CONC FRIDAY 10:00 A.M. SEPTEMBER 15, 1978. THE OFFICIATION WAS DONE BY MR. 2 CONC LUTHER HOLLAND. FINAL RESTING-PLACE IS AT GREEN ACRES MEMORIAL PARK IN 2 CONC BLOOMINGTON, CALIFORNIA. AT 11715 CEDAR AVENUE IN BLOOMINGTON, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. HE IS LAID TO REST IN THE "GARDEN OF DEVOTION 3D PLOT 25, 2 CONC PHONE # (909) 877-2311.(Nancy's info: Spoke to Glenn General Manager 2 CONC about mom), BignightyeMorial.com 2 CONT 2 CONT WE EACH HAVE SOME FUNNY STORIES TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT OUR PARENTS 2 CONC FRANK AND MARY RICHARDS. (NANCY IS WRITING THIS SO WHEN "I" IS USED, IT'S 2 CONC ME NANCY SAYING IT). 2 CONT 2 CONT DORIS REMINDED US OF THE TIME THAT MOM, DAD, DOROTHY, AND I DROVE UP TO 2 CONC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TO VISIT THEM. IT WAS THE LAST TRIP I HAD MADE WITH 2 CONC MY FAMILY BEFORE I MARRIED JIM. WE SPENT ONE DAY AT THE GREAT BIG PARK 2 CONC NEARBY IN BERNIE FALLS, WITH A SWIMMING POOL AND DIVING BOARD. IT WAS 2 CONC CALLED PITT ONE. DAD WAS A BIG HIT ON THAT DIVING BOARD! HE WOULD WALK ON 2 CONC HIS HANDS ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BOARD AND THEN DIVE STRAIGHT IN. ONE OF 2 CONC THOSE DIVES, HE WENT DOWN FURTHER IN THE WATER THAN HE THOUGHT AND HE 2 CONC ALMOST COULDN'T HOLD HIS BREATH. WHEN HE HIT THE SURFACE HE INHALED AND 2 CONC THEN EXHALED SO HARD THAT IT BLEW HIS FALSE TEETH RIGHT OUT OF HIS MOUTH! 2 CONC HE WAS SO UPSET. THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS SWIMMING AROUND THE DEEP END 2 CONC SEARCHING WHEN A YOUNG TEENAGE BOY SWAM UP TO DAD WITH HIS TEETH IN HIS 2 CONC PALM. DAD WAS SO GRATEFUL THAT HE WANTED TO GIVE THE BOY A REWARD. HE WAS 2 CONC ALSO SO EMBARRASSED THAT WE ENDED UP LEAVING. 2 CONT 2 CONT DAD ALWAYS WENT OUT OF HIS WAY FOR US KIDS, LITERALLY. OF COURSE, WE 2 CONC NEVER GOT SNOW DOWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. DURNING THE WINTER, DAD WOULD 2 CONC TAKE THE CAMPER OFF OF THE BACK OF THE TRUCK AND DRIVE HIGH UP INTO THE 2 CONC MOUNTAINS. HE WOULD LOAD UP THE BACK OF THE TRUCK WITH SNOW AND DRIVE IT 2 CONC HOME FOR US. ALL OF US KIDS AND ALL OF THE NEIGHBOR KIDS WOULD COME OVER 2 CONC AND HAVE A SNOWBALL FIGHT UNTIL ALL OF THE SNOW MELTED. 2 CONT 2 CONT HE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A SWEETHEART TO MOM. IT WAS ENDEARING TO WATCH THEM 2 CONC TOGETHER, SHE BEING TOUGH AND HE BEING TENDER. MOM DID ALL THE CORRECTING 2 CONC OF US CHILDREN, THEN DAD WOULD BE THE ONE TO TRY AND MAKE US FEEL BETTER. 2 CONC HE NEVER PUNISDHED US AS YOUNG KIDS. HE ALWAYS LEFT THAT UP TO MOM (POOR 2 CONC MOM). ONE DAY MOM'S ROCKER WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT, SO DAD FIXED IT ALL UP 2 CONC FOR HER. SHE SAT BACK DOWN AND ROCKED TO CHECK OUT HIS HANDYMAN JOB. SHE 2 CONC ROCKED IT FORWARD AND BACKWARD GENTLY THEN THE CHAIR ROCKED OVER 2 CONC COMPLETLEY BACKWARD WITH A THUMP! MOM WAS ON HER BACK IN THE CHAIR WITH 2 CONC HER LEGS STICKING UP IN THE AIR YELLING, "FRANK!" ALL WE COULD DO WAS 2 CONC LAUGH. WE HAD NEVER SEEN MY DAD LAUGH SO HARD AS HE DID WHEN HE WAS 2 CONC TRYING TO ROLL HER OUT OF THAT CHAIR AND GET HER BACK UP. WE RICHARDS 2 CONC WOMEN HAD A TENDENCY TO BE A LITTLE ON THE SHORT SIDE AND ROUND MY MOTHER 2 CONC DID NOT THINK THAT WAS VERY FUNNY NOR THE FACT THAT WE COULD NOT STOP 2 CONC LAUGHING AT HER. 2 CONT 2 CONT IT SEEMED LIKE NOTHING COULD EVER UPSET DAD, BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT MOM 2 CONC WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEMS, IF IT HAD TO DEAL WITH THE CHILDREN. 2 CONC HOWEVER, I VIVIDLY REMEMBER ONE TIME THAT HE WAS UPSET AND IT WAS WITH ME 2 CONC (NANCY). THIS IS THE ONLY TIME DAD EVER LAID A HAND ON ME THAT I CAN 2 CONC REMEMBER. MOM PADDLED MY FANNY MANY TIMES, HER FAVORIT THING WAS USING A 2 CONC SWITCH OFF THE TREE, AS SHE ALWAYS HURT HER HANDS SPANKING US. TRUST ME I 2 CONC DESERVED MOST OF THE PUNISHMENT I RECEIVED, SOME DOROTHY SHOULD HAVE 2 CONC GOTTEN THOUGH, LIKE THIS NEXT STORY. 2 CONT 2 CONT WE USED TO TAKE ROAD TRIPS IN THE PICK-UP WITH THE CAMPER ON THE BACK AND 2 CONC A LITTLE BED IN THE TOP PART. DOROTHY WAS FIVE YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME, THE 2 CONC TYPICAL BABY OF THE FAMILY, SHE AND I WOULD SIT UP ON THAT BED, TAKING 2 CONC TURNS TATTLING ON EACH OTHER BY KNOCKING ON THE WINDOW THAT CONNECTED TO 2 CONC THE FRONT WHERE OUR PARENTS SAT. WE DID HAVE WALKIE-TALKIES TO 2 CONC COMMUNICATE WITH OUR PARENTS BUT THEY HAD TURNED THEIRS OFF THAT DAY 2 CONC BECAUSE THEY WERE SICK OF HEARING US ARGUE. DOROTHY AND I WERE SITTING 2 CONC THERE FIGHTING ABOUT WHO-KNOW-WHAT WHILE DAD HAD STOPED AT A TRAFFIC 2 CONC LIGHT. WHEN HE HIT THE ACCELERATOR, IT KNOCKED DOROHTY BACKWARD OFF THE 2 CONC BED AND SHE LANDED HARD ON HER BACK. I COULD SEE THAT IT HAD KNOCKED THE 2 CONC BREATH OUT OF HER AND SHE WASN'T BREATHING, BECAUSE HER BACK WAS ARCHED 2 CONC OVER SOME LOUNGE CHAIRS THAT DAD HAD STORED THERE FOR THE TRIP. I 2 CONC POUNDED FRANTICALLY ON THE WINDOW, SCREAMING FOR DAD TO PULL OVER. I 2 CONC LOOKED AT DOROTHY'S BULGING EYES AND WAS AFRAID THAT SHE MIGHT DIE. HE 2 CONC PULLED THE TRUCK OVER AND OPENED THE BACK. HE WAS SO MAD HIS FACE WAS 2 CONC RED. BEFORE I COULD EVEN TELL HIM WHAT HAD HAPPENED, DOROTHY SUCKED IN A 2 CONC DEEP CROAKING BREATH. "NANCY PUSHED ME!" SHE SAID. DAD YANKED ME OUT OF 2 CONC THAT CAMPER AND WALLOPED MY BOTTOM RIGHT THERE ON THE SIDE OF THE 2 CONC HIGHWAY. IT WAS PROBABLY ONLY ONE OR TWO SWAPS, BUT I WAS DESTROYED 2 CONC EMOTIONALLY. I WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, I DEFINITELY FELT UMILIATED, AND 2 CONC BOY I WANTED TO CHOCK DOROTHY! 2 CONT 2 CONT I (NANCY) TOLD ANOTHER CAMPER STORY 2 CONT ON THIS TRIP WE STOPPED AT A & W FOR LUNCH. WE HAD THESE BURGERS, AND I 2 CONC PROMISE MINE WAS THE BEST BURGER OF MY LIFE! I HAD TAKEN JUST ONE 2 CONC DELICIOUS BITE RIGHT BEFORE WE LEFT THE PARKING LOT. AS WE STARTED TO 2 CONC MOVE, THE CAMPER DOOR FLEW OPEN. I JUMPED DOWN TO CLOSE IT. WITH THE 2 CONC BURGER IN ONE HAND I REACHED OUT TO GRAB THE HANDLE WITH THE OTHER. MY 2 CONC DAD TURNED A SHARP CORNER PULLING OUT OF THE PARKING LOT, CAUSING ME TO 2 CONC LOSE MY BALANCE. THE BURGER FLEW OUT OF THE DOOR AS I TRIED TO STEADY 2 CONC MYSELF. I STOOD THERE WATCHING IT LYING IN THE ROAD, WASTED, AS WE DROVE 2 CONC AWAY. I BEGGED DOROTHY TO SHARE HER BURGER WITH ME. JUST ONE BITE! BUT 2 CONC SHE IGNORED ME AND CONTINUED TO EAT THE ENTIRE THING NICE AND SLOW WITH A 2 CONC WICKED SMILE ON HER FACE. 2 CONT 2 CONT DOROTHY TELLS ABOUT THE TIME WE HAD MADE A TRIP TO POWAY, CA., TO OUR 2 CONC UNCLE BILL'S (DAD'S BROTHER), TO GO TO THE BEACH TOGETHER. ME (DOROTHY), 2 CONC NANCY AND MARYANN (BILL'S ONLY DAUGHTER), WERE RIDING IN THE BACK OF THE 2 CONC TRUCK. DAD HAD LET BILL DRIVE, AND WE WERE GETTING PEOPLE TO WAVE TO US 2 CONC AS THEY DROVE BY AND TRUCK DRIVERS TO HONK THEIR LOUD HORNS. THIS COP 2 CONC PULLED UP BEHIND US, I WAVED AT HIM. HE GOT ON HIS SPEAKERPHONE AND SAID 2 CONC "HI THERE" IN A REAL LOUD DEEP VOICE, AND THAT MADE BILL SWERVE ALL OVER 2 CONC THE ROAD. THE COP JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD. 2 CONT 2 CONT THIS ONE SUMMER, IT WAS SO HOT, WE DIDN'T HAVE A POOL TO COOL OFF IN, AT 2 CONC THE TIME. WE LIVED ON MILLARD STREET IN RIALTO, CALIFORNIA. DAD HAD THIS 2 CONC GREAT IDEA! HE HAD TAKEN THE CAMPER OFF THE TRUCK, THEN HE TOOK A BUNCH 2 CONC PUDDY AND FILLED EVERY CRACK HE COULD FIND IN THE BED OF THAT TRUCK WITH 2 CONC THE PUDDY. THEN HE FILLED IT WITH WATER FROM THE GARDEN HOSE. IT REALLY 2 CONC WORKED! THERE WERE A MANY LEAKS, BUT HE DID IT, AND SEVERAL OF THE 2 CONC NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS PLAYED IN IT WITH US. HE HAD A PROUD SMILE ON HIS FACE, 2 CONC WHILE SOME OF THE OTHER NEIGHBORS LOOKED AT HIM LIKE HE WAS CRAZY. BOY 2 CONC DID US KIDS HAVE FUN! 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK LOVED HIS TOMATOE'S, ONION'S, FRIED POTATOE'S, BACON, STRAWBERRIES, 2 CONC WATERMELLON AND A NICE BIG JUICY STEAK. 2 CONT 2 CONT AT DINNER TIME AROUND THE TABLE, I (NANCY) ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE THE LAST 2 CONC ONE TO FINISH. I WAS ALWAYS SO SKINNY, EVERYONE SAID THAT GIRL WILL NEVER 2 CONC BE FAT! (I FOOLED ALL OF YOU!). ANYWAY, MOM WOULD MAKE ME SIT AT THAT 2 CONC TABLE TILL MY PLATE WAS EMPTY. DAD FELT SO BAD FOR ME; THAT HE KEPT 2 CONC MAKING TRIPS IN AND OUT OF THE KITCHEN WHILE I SAT THERE. EACH TRIP HE 2 CONC WOULD PICK UP A PIECE OF MY FOOD AND STICK IT IN HIS MOUTH. I WAS SHOCKED 2 CONC THE FIRST TIME HE DID IT, AS MY TEAR FILLED EYE'S MET HIS, HE PUT HIS 2 CONC FINGER OVER HIS MOUTH FOR ME TO BE QUITE. IT BECAME A ROUTINE FOR US. I 2 CONC NEVER SHARED THIS WITH MOM, UNTIL I BECAME AN ADULT. 2 CONT 2 CONT DAD HAD COME HOME FROM WORK TIRED ONE EVENING, HE HAD TAKEN HIS FALSE 2 CONC TEETH OUT AND CLEANED THEM AS HE ALWAYS DID. HE NEVER DID THIS BEFORE, 2 CONC BUT HE DID ON THIS DAY, HE HAD WRAPPED THEM IN TISSUE AND PUT THEM IN THE 2 CONC CABNET OVER THE TOILET. THAT NEXT MORNING MOM HAD GONE IN THE BATHROOM TO 2 CONC WASH HER FACE. SHE HAD FLUSHED THE TOILET JUST AS SHE REACHED UP INTO THE 2 CONC CABNET TO GET A WASHCLOTH. WHEN SHE PULLED IT OUT SOMETHING HARD FEEL 2 CONC INTO THE TOILET, BEFORE SHE RELIZED WHAT IT WAS, IT WAS TO LATE TO GRAB 2 CONC THEM. THE TOP PART OF DAD'S TEETH HAD ALREADY GONE DOWN. THE BOTTOM ONES 2 CONC WERE SAFE. DAD HAD TO GO WITH OUT THE TOP TEETH FOR A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE 2 CONC NEW ONES COULD BE REPLACED. MOM HATES THIS STORY AND REALLY DIDN'T WANT 2 CONC IT IN, AS SHE STILL FEELS BAD ABOUT IT. IT WASN'T HER FAULT, BUT IT IS A 2 CONC STORY MOST ALL OF US KIDS REMEMBER. 2 CONT 2 CONT Stories told by Glenn when he was growing up: 2 CONT I remember living on Spawn Drive in Fontana and dad (Frank Richards) was 2 CONC building a BBQ. We went to Lytle Creek to get the rocks and brought them 2 CONC home. Dad mixed up the cement and used a big red sewer pipe for the 2 CONC chimney. After dad had it all built he decided to build a fire in it to 2 CONC make it dry faster and well we all know when dad builds a fire, he Builds 2 CONC a fire. I remember the flames were so big they were shooting out the 2 CONC chimney and all the kids watched. Boy! I wished I had a camera for the 2 CONC look on dad's face when that thing exploded! I think every neighbor on 2 CONC the street came outside to see what happened. 2 CONT 2 CONT Glenn tells another story: Dad worked for 7-up bottling company for about 2 CONC 17 years I think and then he went to work for Royal Crown Cola as a 2 CONC janitor. I don't think dad ever told them he could drive a forklift. I 2 CONC remember going with dad to a big rodeo in L.A. at the big RC Cola plant. 2 CONC We all went and they were having a forklift contest. They had set up 2 CONC bottles with water on them and the drivers had to drive the course 2 CONC without knocking them down. I remember John and I kept telling dad go out 2 CONC there and show them young kids how to drive a forklift. Dad's boss heard 2 CONC us and told dad to go try and so dad did. Dad got out there and put those 2 CONC kids to shame. Dad won 1st place. He won a color T.V. I remember dad in 2 CONC the backseat of the car with that T.V. on his lap smiling so big all the 2 CONC way home I thought his false teeth were going to fall out. When dad went 2 CONC back to work his boss told him he was no longer a janitor he was going to 2 CONC load trucks for RC cola. 2 CONT 2 CONT Glenn tells some more: Love you Mary, you're probably hoping we forgot 2 CONC these. I remember Mary my sister sitting on the curb in Fontana on Spawn 2 CONC and one of the Root kids was driving his go-cart and he lost control and 2 CONC ran right over Mary. I also remember Mary driving my mini bike right into 2 CONC the back of the house. (THESE STORIES OF MARY ARE UNDER HER NAME (MARY E. 2 CONC RICHARDS). 2 CONT 2 CONT GLENN GOES ON TO SAY: Thank You Dan Dabill. I remember when I was about 2 CONC 11 or 12 years old Dan introducing Kathy (your new born daughter) to all 2 CONC the family - Grandma, Grandpa, John, Ruthann, Mary, Nancy, Bob and me- 2 CONC (Glenn) Uncle Stinky! To think years later I remember at dad's funeral 2 CONC everyone came up to me and said Hi, Uncle Stinky and Dan asked me why 2 CONC they did that and I told him he gave me that name when I was 11 or 12 2 CONC years old. It has stuck with me all these years. Dan also gave Nancy the 2 CONC nickname "Nasty Sue", when she was small and someone would ask her what 2 CONC her name was, she would say "Nasty sue"; she could not pronounce her name 2 CONC right. She is still called that today as well! So thanks again Dan! 2 CONT 2 CONT "LAKE CITY, CALIFORNIA" 2 CONT FRANK AND I LIVED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN LAKE CITY FOR A SHORT 2 CONC TIME. WHILE THERE MANY DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPENED. ONCE I HAD BEEN WORKING 2 CONC OUT IN THE YARD CUTTING TALL GRASS DOWN WITH A CYCLE. I WAS HOLDING THE 2 CONC GRASS AND WEEDS IN MY LEFT HAND AND CUTTING WITH MY RIGHT. SOME HOW I 2 CONC WASN'T WATCHING WHAT I WAS DOING AND SLICED MY FINGER RIGHT NEXT TO MY 2 CONC THUMB. I (NANCY) REMEMBER, MOM AND BOB OVER THE SINK AND BLOOD WAS 2 CONC EVERYWHERE. MOM HAD ALMOST PASSED OUT. MOM HAD BOB TAKE A BUNCH OF SUGAR 2 CONC AND POOR OVER THE WIDE OPEN CUT THAT WENT FROM THE SECOND NUCKLE TO THE 2 CONC THIRD ONE, THE CUT WAS TO THE BONE. BOB WAS HOLDING HER HAND AND HELPED 2 CONC HER TO GET IT WRAPPED UP. SHE SHOULD OF HAD STITCHES PUT IN. BUT THE 2 CONC CRAZY WOMAN THAT SHE IS, WENT RIGHT BACK OUT THERE AND FINISHED THE JOB. 2 CONT ALSO, DAD HAD A DOG THAT WAS NAMED "CINDY". HE LOVED THAT DOG! DAD WAS 2 CONC ALWAYS PLAYING WITH HER. THIS ONE DAY CINDY HAD BEEN OUT IN THE YARD AND 2 CONC A RATTLESNAKE BIT HER. POOR DAD BY THE TIME HE HAD GOT HOME FROM WORK, 2 CONC SHE WAS SUFFERING SO MUCH. HER LITTLE BODY WAS SWALLON SO BAD, SHE WAS 2 CONC DRAGGING HER BODY WITH HER FRONT LEGS. DAD HAD A GUN AND HAD TO GO OUT 2 CONC AND SHOOT HER TO PUT HER OUT OF HER MISSERY. I REMEMBER DAD LOOKING AT ME 2 CONC WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES, HE QUICKLEY TURNED AND WALKED AWAY. NOT SURE IF 2 CONC HE DIDN'T WANT ME TO SEE HIM CRY OR IF HE FELT ASHAMED THAT HE HAD TO 2 CONC HELP HER TO DIE FASTER. THERE WERE NO VETS NEAR BY, NOR DID MOM HAVE A 2 CONC CAR TO GET HER THERE. 2 CONT WE HAD A LOT OF MICE IN THE BASEMENT AT THAT TIME. WE HAD GONE TO THE 2 CONC FAIR AND THEY WERE GIVING AWAY FREE KITTENS. BOB ASKED IF HE COULD HAVE 2 CONC ONE. THAT KITTEN WAS SURE LOVED BY MOM ONCE IT STARTED KILLING ALL THE 2 CONC MICE DOWN THERE. 2 CONT DAD WORKED AT THE SAW-MILL WHERE HE HELPED TO CUT THE TREES DOWN INTO 2 CONC LUMBER AND FIRE WOOD. HE BROUGHT HOME A BUNCH OF SCRAPS OF LUMBER. HE AND 2 CONC BOB BUILT THE BEST LITTLE FORT-I CALLED IT A PLAY HOUSE. MOM EVEN MADE 2 CONC LITTLE CURTAINS FOR THE WINDOW. BOB ABOUT HAD A FIT, HE DIDN'T WANT THEM 2 CONC IN HIS FORT, BUT I WANTED THEM IN MY PLAY HOUSE. BOB HAD MADE A DRIVE WAS 2 CONC UP TO THE DOOR OF IT FOR THE LITTLE METAL CAR THAT DAD HAD PICKED UP FOR 2 CONC HIM. WE DIDN'T LIVE HERE FOR LONG AS DAD HAD A PROBLEM WITH US LIVING TO 2 CONC HIGH UP. HE HAD DIZZY SPELLS AND NOSE BLEEDS. 2 CONT I (NANCY) USE TO LOVE TO PLAY WITH BOB. HE WAS ALWAYS IN THE MUD, 2 CONC MAKING CITIES, HOUSES AND ROADS OUT OF DIRT. HE WOULD GET A BUCKET OF 2 CONC WATER AND MAKE MUD, HE WOULD TAKE WOOD AND PUSH AND MOLD EVERYTHING JUST 2 CONC LIKE HE WANTED AND LET IT DRY. HE WAS REALLY VERY GOOD AT IT. HE WOULD 2 CONC TAKE HIS CARS AND DRIVE THEM INTO THE LITTLE CITY. I ALWAYS WANTED TO 2 CONC PLAY WITH HIM AND HIS FRIENDS, BUT I WAS A GIRL HE WOULD SAY, SO I GOT TO 2 CONC WATCH. 2 CONT WE WERE NOT POOR, BUT WHEN DAD WOULD GO TO THE DUMP TO TAKE OUR TRASH 2 CONC OUT. SOMETIMES HE WOULD BRING BACK GOODIES THAT HE FOUND AND FIX THEM UP 2 CONC FOR US. THIS MEDAL CAR THAT BOB HAD, DAD PICKED IT UP FROM THE DUMP. HE 2 CONC FIXED THE WHEELS AND PAINTED IT. IT LOOKED LIKE NEW. MY BROTHER LOOKED SO 2 CONC GROWN UP IN IT. HE COULD SIT DOWN AND PUSH THE PEDDLES TO GET AROUND. I 2 CONC REMEMBER HE GOT BOB A BIG TONKA TYPE TRUCK FROM THERE ALSO. ONE PERSONS 2 CONC TRASH IS ANOTHERS PERSONS TREASURES. MOM COULDN'T STAND HIM DOING THAT, 2 CONC SHE WAS AFRAID THAT SOMEONE WOULD SEE HIM AND CALL US TRASH DIGGERS. WE 2 CONC ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO TRASH DAY! 2 CONT I REMEMBER US HAVING A PHONE, IT WAS A THREE PARTY LINE (WHICH, THREE 2 CONC FAMILIES SHARED THE SAME PHONE LINE). MOM AND DAD WOULD GET UPSET THAT 2 CONC SOMEONE WAS ALWAYS ON THE LINE SO THEY COULDN'T GET THROUGH WHEN NEEDED 2 CONC TOO OR THAT SOME ONE WOULD BE LISTENING IN ON HER CALLS. 2 CONT 2 CONT "MEDICAL"; 2 CONT DAD HAD A SLEEP DISORDER (MY BORTHER'S GLENN AND BOB BOTH HAVE THE SAME 2 CONC PROBLEM). MY PARENTS DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS CAUSING DAD'S BREATHING 2 CONC DISORDER, THEY FIGURED IT WAS FROM HAVING HIS NOSE BROKEN AS A TEENAGER. 2 CONC ANYWAY AT NIGHT WHILE SLEEPING DAD WOULD STOP BREATHING, HE WOULD WAKE UP 2 CONC STARTLED TRYING TO CATCH HIS BREATH OR MOM WOULD HAVE TO SHAKE HIM TO 2 CONC WAKE HIM UP. MY BROTHER'S HAVE TO SLEEP WITH MASKS ON THERE FACE, GLENN 2 CONC HAS OXGYEN AND BOB HAS SOME KIND OF MIST FOR MOISTURE IN HIS. JUST IN 2 CONC CASE ANYONE ELSE MAY HAVE PROBLEMS LIKE THIS, GO SEE THE DOCTOR! 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Individual Record FamilySearch™ U.S. Social Security Death Index 2 CONT Select record to download - Maximum: 50 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Frank RICHARDS 2 CONT Birth Date: 31 Aug 1917 2 CONT Death Date: Sep 1978 2 CONT Social Security Number: 569-09-5778 2 CONT State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California 2 CONT 2 CONT Death Residence Localities 2 CONT ZIP Code: 92376 2 CONT Localities: Rialto, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT _______________________________________________________________ 2 CONT HAUNTED PLACES LISTED IN OUR HOME TOWN IN RIALTO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT Rialto - Blockbuster Video - After hours, the power has gone out in the 2 CONC store while neighboring businesses remain unaffected. Drop box doors have 2 CONC swung open by themselves and the sound of someone walking has been heard 2 CONC when no one is around. The specter even leaves footprints. 2 CONT 2 CONT Rialto - Rialto Public Pool - An older man and a young pregnant woman in 2 CONC 20s clothing wanders the office area and pool deck. They have been known 2 CONC to walk straight across the pool (right above the water) and fling papers 2 CONC and chairs around in the office area. Many of the lifeguards and faculty 2 CONC refuse to be there alone after dark. 2 CONT 2 CONT Bloomington - Bloomington High School - Rumors that Late at night in the 2 CONC Auditorium, Screams, footsteps can be heard. Also that Janitors would get 2 CONC pushed down stairs Unexpectedly. The story behind this is that a Drama 2 CONC Teacher working alone(supposedly) fell into the pit area and died(a mere 2 CONC 5 feet drop). Police said it was accidental. But her wrist's were broken, 2 CONC indicated she'd been pushed. The Auditorium is now dedicated to that 2 CONC Drama Teacher. 2 CONT 2 CONT Bloomington - Green Acres Cemetery- Its been reported that on Halloween 2 CONC every year there is said to be blood on the table found between the three 2 CONC marble chairs in the southeast part of the cemetery. 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT POMONA, CALIFORNIA--THE PLACE AND YEAR DAD WAS BORN, THIS IS WHAT TOOK 2 CONC PLACE IN HIS TOWN: AMENDMENTS TO THE VEHICLE ACT, 1917 2 CONT The legislature, in 1917, by Chapter 218, adopted a very large number 2 CONC of amendments to the Vehicle Act, most of which were technical and minor 2 CONC in nature. Some of the more important amendments include the following: 2 CONT Upon registration of a motor vehicle a certificate of registration was 2 CONC issued and endorsements thereon were effective to transfer title. 2 CONT Every driver, other than a chauffeur, was required to obtain an 2 CONC operator's license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. A license 2 CONC certificate was issued, to be carried by the licensee at all times while 2 CONC operating a motor vehicle. Traffic courts were authorized to suspend 2 CONC operators' or chauffeurs' licenses for periods not to exceed thirty days. 2 CONC A court was directed to pick up any such suspended license and forward it 2 CONC to the Department. 2 CONT It was declared a felony to operate a motor vehicle without the 2 CONC owner's consent. 2 CONT Another amendment made the general road rules applicable to drivers 2 CONC and riders of animals. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 09:40:57 0 @I3@ INDI 1 NAME MARY MAE /PARTAIN/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 3 OCT 1921 2 PLAC SPIRO,OKLAHOMA 1 BAPM 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 23 JUN 1933 2 PLAC FORT SMITH,ARKANSAS 1 FAMS @F1@ 1 FAMC @F13@ 1 NOTE I AM THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN ALVIN AND LENA RUTH PARTAIN. JOHN WAS PART 2 CONC FRENCH AND INDIAN, LENA WAS PART DUTCH AND IRISH, BUT THEY WERE BOTH BORN 2 CONC IN THE UNITED STATES. I WAS BORN OCTOBER 3, 1921 IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA. IN 2 CONC AUGUST OF 1936, ARTHUR (MY BORHTER) HIS GIRLFRIEND, FRANK AND I SPENT THE 2 CONC DAY AT NEW PORT BEACH IN CA. ART DROVE US IN HIS LITTLE 1928 FORD WHICH 2 CONC HAD A RUMBLE SEAT IN THE BACK. THIS IS WHERE FRANK AND I WERE SITTING 2 CONC WHEN FRANK HELD ME IN HIS ARMS AND ASKED ME THOSE FOUR MAGICAL WORDS 2 CONC "WILL YOU MARRY ME?" OF COURSE, I SAID "YES", AND THIS IS WHERE ALL THE 2 CONC HISTORY OUR FAMLY BEGAN. 2 CONT 2 CONT I MARRIED THE LOVE OF MY LIFE…FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS JR. ON NOVEMBER 27, 2 CONC 1939. FRANK'S SISTER RUTH AND HER HUSBAND ROY MORRIS DROVE US TO ARIZONA; 2 CONC THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES TO ATTEND OUR WEDDING. REV. ED H. BRIMBERRY 2 CONC PERFORMED THE WEDDING; (IT IS ON RECORD, RECORDED IN BOOK 51 PAGE 224-IN 2 CONC YUMA ARIZONA). WE MARRIED IN THE YUMA CHURCH OF CHRIST. I WORE A BLUE 2 CONC FLOWERED DRESS, NO FRESH FLOWERS TO HOLD, and NO CAKE OR ANYTHING. OUR 2 CONC HONEYMOON NIGHT WAS RIGHT THEIR IN YUMA. WE SHARED A SMALL LITTLE MOTEL 2 CONC ROOM, TWO BEDROOMS SIDE BY SIDE WITH VERY THIN WALLS A SMALL 2 CONC KITCHEN/DINNING AREA AND A BATHROOM. THE 4 OF US STAYED THE NIGHT HERE. 2 CONC IT WAS THE ONLY ROOM THAT THEY HAD LEFT TO RENT OUT. A YEAR LATER WE WENT 2 CONC TO LAKE TAHO AND CALLED IT A LATE HONEYMOON. WE LIVED AND STARTED OUR 2 CONC FAMILY IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT AFTER FRANK AND I MARRIED WE RENTED A HOME ON MERRILL AVENUE IN FONTANA, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. IT WAS A SMALL 2 BEDROOM. ALL NEWLY PAINTED OUT SIDE, NEW 2 CONC WALLPAPER INSIDE. THERE WAS A NICE PORCH ON THE FRONT WITH RAILINGS. A 2 CONC BIG NICE YARD FULL OF PLANTS, FLOWERS AND FRUIT TREES. IT HAD A SEPERATE 2 CONC GARAGE BUILT AWAY FROM THE HOUSE. WE ONLY LIVED THERE FOR 7 MONTHS. THEN 2 CONC WE MOVED TO 1130 MERRILL AVENUE WHERE OUR FIRST 5 CHILDREN WERE BORN. THE 2 CONC LAST 3 WERE BORN WHILE LIVING IN YET 3 DIFFERENT HOMES ALL IN FONTANA. WE 2 CONC MOVED AROUND A LOT! NOT SOON AFTER FRANK AND I WERE MARRIED I CAME TO 2 CONC FIND OUT JUST HOW JEALOUS HE WAS OF ME. SOMETIMES IT WAS A NIGHTMARE. 2 CONC TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET HIM PAST THAT POINT, IT WAS NOT EASY AND VERY 2 CONC HURTFUL AND PAINFUL AT TIMES. ONCE THAT WAS OVER WITH OUR LIFE WAS 2 CONC "HEAVEN". WHEN YOU FIRST GET MARRIED IT IS NOT EASY, YOU HAVE NO IDEA 2 CONC TILL YOU LIVE WITH THAT PERSON THERE IS A LOT OF GIVING AND TAKING AND 2 CONC ADJUSTMENTS TO MAKE ON BOTH SIDE. I LOVED MY HUSBAND FRANK VERY MUCH AND 2 CONC I MISS HIM DEARLY. WE WERE BLESSED WITH 8 WONDERFUL LOVING CHILDREN AND 2 CONC WE LOVED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU VERY MCUH! 2 CONT 2 CONT "MY WORK HISTORY": 2 CONT I ALWAYS WORKED ON THE FARM WITH MAMMA, DADDY, MY BROTHER'S AND FLOSSIE. 2 CONC WE DID NOT GET PAID, IT WAS JUST SOMETHING WE ALL DID TO KEEP THE FARM 2 CONC GOING. SO I DIDN'T WORK AWAY FROM HOME TILL I GOT MARRIED. MY FIRST JOB 2 CONC AFTER LEAVING MAMMA'S AND DADDY'S HOME, WAS BEING A MOTHER. I CHANGED 2 CONC DIAPERS-DIAPERS AND MORE DIAPERS, I DID THE COOKING, I TOOK CARE OF THE 2 CONC BILLS, I WAS THE MAID AND A TAXI MOM AND THE WARDEN TO THE CHILDREN. I 2 CONC ALWAYS FELT THEY WOULD THINK I WAS TO MEAN OR STRICT ON THEM, AS FRANK 2 CONC LEFT THAT JOB UP TO ME. BUT AS ADULTS THEY HAVE LET ME KNOW THAT THEY 2 CONC ADMIRED ME FOR THE MOTHER I AM. THAT I HAVE MADE THEM BETTER ADULTS AND 2 CONC PARENT'S THEM SELVES. MY EASIEST JOB WAS BEING A WIFE TO FRANK. I USE TO 2 CONC DO LAUNDRY AND IRONING FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO HELP AS INCOME. LATER I WORKED 2 CONC AT "TICK-TOCK COFFEE SHOP" IN RIALTO, CA. ONCE THE FOUR OLDER KIDS WERE 2 CONC OLD ENOUGH TO HELP WITH THE YOUNGER FOUR CHILDREN, THIS IS WHERE I WORKED 2 CONC FOR 6 YEARS. THEN I WORKED AT THE NURSING HOME IN RIALTO IN THE KITCHEN. 2 CONC I BABYSAT FOR MANY YEARS THROUGH THE YEARS OF 1965-1981. I ALSO WORKED AT 2 CONC FOSTER FREEZE IN 1973-1974, NANCY WORKED THERE THEN GOT ME, FLOSSIE AND 2 CONC JOYCE BODLEY (NANCY'S BEST FRIEND KATHE'S MOTHER) ALL A JOB THERE. IT WAS 2 CONC A LOT OF FUN. I DID A LOT OF SEWING. MADE MOST OF THE KIDS CLOTHING AND 2 CONC MANY BEAUTIFUL QUILTS. 2 CONT 2 CONT AT HOME I DID MY BEST TO PASS ON MY TRADES TO THE OTHER CHILDREN. WE 2 CONC SPENT MANY DAYS SEWING, CROCHETING, QUILTING, COOKING, BAKING, READING, 2 CONC SINGING AND PLAYING MANY BOARD AND CARD GAMES TOGETHER. I MADE MOST OF 2 CONC THE GIRLS DRESSES FOR THEM AND OTHER CHILDREN WOULD TELL THE GIRLS THAT 2 CONC THEY WISHED THEIR MOTHERS WOULD SEW FOR THEM. AS THE GIRLS GOT OLDER THEY 2 CONC STARTED MAKING THEIR OUR CLOTHES. I MADE MANY OF THE GIRLS WEDDING 2 CONC DRESSES AND BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES, THEY ALWAYS HAD THE BEST HANDMADE 2 CONC CLOTHES. THEY PICKED OUT THEIR OWN MATERIAL AND PATTERNS. EASTER WAS 2 CONC THEIR FAVORETS. THEY HAD THEIR NEW HANDMADE DRESSES, A HAIR BOW OR HAT 2 CONC AND PRETTY MATCHING SHOES FOR SUNDAY MORNING. WE ATTENDED THE "CHURCH OF 2 CONC CHRIST" IN RIALTO, CA. MOST OF THE CHILDREN WERE MARRIED IN THAT CHURCH. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK LOVED THE OUTDOORS AND THE SUNSHINE. SO THAT IS WHERE WE SPENT A 2 CONC LOT OF OUR FREE TIME. FRANK WAS ALSWAYS SO DARK AND TAN AND I WAS FAIR 2 CONC SKIN BUT DARK HAIR. WHEN I WOULD BE OUT IN THE SUN WITH FRANK, I WOULD 2 CONC ALWAYS WEAR A HAT OF SOMEKIND. I WOULD RUB VINEGAR ALL OVER ME TO KEEP 2 CONC THE BUGS AWAY, THEY LIKE TO EAT ME ALIVE. WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD I 2 CONC CAME DOWN WITH MALARIA FEVER AND ALMOST DIED FROM DRINKING WELL WATER 2 CONC THAT HAD BEEN CONTAMINATED BY MASQUITOS. WHEN I GET BIT BY ONE THEY MAKE 2 CONC ME VERY SICK AND I GET BE SCORES. I DO MY BEST TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM. 2 CONT 2 CONT WHEN MY SON JOHN WAS JUST A BABY, I WAS 23 YEARS OLD, THIS IS WHEN I 2 CONC LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE A CAR. IT WAS A 34 CHEVY. FRANK TRYED TO TEACH ME, 2 CONC BUT HE MADE ME TO NERVICE. SO I ENDED UP TEACHING MYSELF. THE FIRST CAR 2 CONC WE OWNED WAS A 29 MODLE "A" FORD THAT FRANK OWNED WHEN WE FIRST GOT 2 CONC MARRIED. 2 CONT 2 CONT WHEN YOU CHILDREN WERE ALL SMALL WE USE TO TAKE YOU CAMPING, FISHING, WE 2 CONC PLAYED ALL KINDS OF GAMES, WENT ON PICNIC'S, WENT SWIMMING AND SKATING, 2 CONC CHURCH AND TO THE PARK. WE TRAVELED TO OKLAHOMA EVERY SUMMER TO SEE YOUR 2 CONC GRANDPARENTS THE PARTAINS. WE ALSO WENT TO THE BEACH OFTEN, PLAYED IN THE 2 CONC OCEAN WAVES AND THE SAND. YOU KIDS ALL LIKED WALKING DOWN THE PEIR, I 2 CONC REMEMBER NANCY AND DOROTHY ALWAYS AFRAID THAT THEY WOULD FALL THROUGH THE 2 CONC CRACKS INTO THE OCEAN, SO FRANK WOULD PICK THEM UP AND CARRY THEM ON HIS 2 CONC SHOULDERS. WE ALWAYS HAD OUR MEALS TOGETHER AT THE DINNER TABLE, IF YOU 2 CONC DIDN'T EAT THEN, YOU DIDN'T EAT. PLUS YOU ATE WHAT WAS ON YOUR PLATE; WE 2 CONC HAD NO PICKY EATERS IN OUR HOME. IT WAS FAMILY FUN TIME, WE SAT AROUND 2 CONC THE TABLE AND TALKED ABOUT OUR DAY. 2 CONT 2 CONT US KIDS HAVE SOME STORIES ABOUT OUR MOM (MARY); 2 CONT 2 CONT DOROTHY TELLS THIS STORY ABOUT MOM; THEY HAD GONE ON A FISHING TRIP MOM 2 CONC WANTED TO SHOW ME HOW TO CAST A FISHING POLE INTO THE WATER AT SILVERWOOD 2 CONC LAKE IN OREGON. MOM PULLS BACK HER FISHING POLE AND YANKS IT FORWARD TO 2 CONC CAST THE LINE OUT. SOME HOW THE LINE ENDED UP IN THE TREE BRANCH, MOM 2 CONC STARTED REELING THE LINE IN, I STOOD THERE WISHING THAT I HAD A CAMERA IN 2 CONC MY HAND. SHE HAD GOT THE FISHING HOOK STUCK IN THE BACK OF HER BLOUSE. AS 2 CONC SHE WAS REELING THE LINE IN SHE WAS PULLING HER BLOUSE UP. THE MORE SHE 2 CONC REELED THE FARTHER UP HER BLOUSE WOULD GO. I LAUGHED SO HARD THAT I 2 CONC COULDN'T EVEN HELP HER TO GET UNTANGLED. I HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM SO 2 CONC BAD, THAT I TOOK OFF RUNNING BEFORE I WET MY PANTS, LEAVING MOM THERE TO 2 CONC TRY TO UNTANGLE HERSELF ALONE. WHAT A SUPRRISE TO COME BACK TO SEE HER 2 CONC STILL TANGLED AND MAD AT ME FOR LEAVING HER ALL ALONE. 2 CONT 2 CONT DOROTHY SAY'S, HOW ABOUT THE TIME MOM CLEANED THE FLOOR IN THE KITCHEN IN 2 CONC SUNNYMEAD AND BLAMED NANCY DAD AND I FOR BRING IN THE MUD AND TRACKED IT 2 CONC ALL ACROSS THE CLEAN FLOOR. SHE WAS SO ANGRY, HAD EACH OF US CHECKING THE 2 CONC BOTTOM OF OUR SHOES, THEY WERE ALL CLEAN. SHE SAY'S "WELL YOU KNOW IT'S 2 CONC NOT MINE", SHE LIFTED HER FOOT AND THE BOTTOM OF IT WAS COVERED IN MUD. 2 CONC THE LOOK ON MOM'S FACE WAS PRICELESS! HERE'S ANOTHER ONE… 2 CONT 2 CONT MOM AND I (DOROTHY) ATTENDED COLLEGE TOGETHER IN OREGON, WE HAD TAKEN AN 2 CONC ART COURSE. MOM HAD GONE INTO THE BATHROOM AND DID HER THING. WE WALKED 2 CONC TOGETHER A WAYS DOWN THE HALL TILL MOM HAD PICKED UP THE PACE AND NOW WAS 2 CONC IN FRONT OF ME. I COULD HAVE DIED OF EMBARRESMENT; HERE WAS A TOILET-SEAT 2 CONC COVER HAINGING OUT THE BACKSIDE OF HER PANTS. "YES, EVERYONE!" THIS IS MY 2 CONC "MOM". 2 CONT 2 CONT I NANCY CAN SAY, THAT I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A MOMMY'S GIRL! I DON'T KNOW 2 CONC WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE IF MOM HAD NOT PLAYED SUCH A BIG ROLL IN MY LIFE. 2 CONC SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THEIR FOR ME GOOD AND BAD. I FEEL I WOULD HAVE NEVER 2 CONC MADE IT THROUGH THE DEATH OF MY TWIN BOYS IF MOM HAD NOT BEEN THERE WITH 2 CONC HER LOVING SUPPORT TO GET ME THROUGH IT. THIS WAS THE HARDEST TIME OF MY 2 CONC LIFE. SOMETIMES I FELT SO ALL ALONE, EVEN GOD DIDN'T SEEM TO BE THEIR FOR 2 CONC ME. SHE IS THE ONE, WHO HELPED ME TO KEEP MY FAITH, I KNOW THAT I WOULD 2 CONC HAVE FAILED IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR HER. SHE IS MY ROCK! THE BEST MOTHER 2 CONC ANYONE COULD EVER ASK FOR! THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING ME TO HER AND DAD TO 2 CONC RAISE FOR YOU. THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB! 2 CONT 2 CONT BLOOD TYPE MARY: O+ 2 CONT BAPITZED: MARY AND LENA (WATSON) PARTAIN (HER MOTHER) WERE BAPTIZED AT 2 CONC THE SAME TIME ON JUNE 23, 1933 AT PARK HILL CHURCH OF CHRIST IN FORT 2 CONC SMITH, ARKANSAS, BROTHER MANSFIELD BAPITZED THEM. 2 CONT ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT I (MARY) WILL TELL YOU SOME STORIES ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD AS I CAN REMEMBER 2 CONC THE EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY PARENTS JOHN & LENA PARTAIN CELEBRATED 55 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TILL MY 2 CONC DAD PASSED AWAY. I HAD THE MOST LOVING KINDEST CAREING MOTHER IN THE 2 CONC WORLD. I NEVER HEARD HER TALK BAD ABOUT ANYONE AND SHE NEVER LET PEOPLE 2 CONC GOSSIP TO HER ABOUT OTHERS. MY FATHER WAS A VERY HEAVY DRINKER IN HIS 2 CONC YOUNGER YEARS. THAT TIME OF LIFE WAS VERY HARD ON MY MOTHER. DAD DID DO A 2 CONC TURN AROUND IN HIS 50'S AND JOINED THE CHURCH. DADDY WAS 80 WHEN HE 2 CONC PASSED AWAY AND MAMMA WAS 92. I LOOK LIKE MY MOTHER LENA. MOST OF MY 2 CONC GIRLS TAKE AFTER HER AS WELL. 2 CONT 2 CONT "ON THE FARM": 2 CONT FROM 1921 TO 1935 WE LIVED ON A 40 ACRES FARM LAND IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA. 2 CONC MY DADDY WAS A FARMER, WE HAD A MODIST HOUSE, NO RUNNING WATER, OUT 2 CONC HOUSE, WELL FOR WATER SUPPLY. NO GAS, NO ELECTRIC, WE USED KERESON LAMPS, 2 CONC WOOD & COAL STOVES. WE LIVED ABOUT TWO MILES FROM TOWN, OUT IN THE 2 CONC COUNTRY. THE TRAIN TRACKS BORDERED THE SOUTH SIDE OF OUR PLACE. WE HAD A 2 CONC PORCH THAT WENT ALL THE WAY AROUND THREE SIDE OF OUR HOUSE. THERE WAS A 2 CONC DRILLED WELL ON THE WEST PORCH, OFF THE KITCHEN. WE ALSO HAD WHAT WAS 2 CONC CALLED A SMOKE-HOUSE OFF THE WEST PORCH. THE SMOKE-HOUSE WAS PROBABLY 2 CONC ABOUT 12 FEET SQUARE, AND THAT IS WHERE THE FOLKS SMOKED THE HAMS AND 2 CONC BACON AFTER HOG KILLING TIME, WHICH WAS USUALLY IN NOVEMBER OR AFTER OUR 2 CONC FIRST GOOD FREEZE. OUR LARD FROM THE HOGS WAS ALSO STORED IN THE SMOKE 2 CONC HOUSE, IT WAS IN 10 GALLON METAL LARD STANDS OR TUB LIKE BARRELS. WE 2 CONC USUALLY HAD THREE OR FOUR TO HOLD US THROUGH THE YEAR. THIS WAS BEFORE 2 CONC OILS AND CRISCO WAS ON THE MARKET AND ALL PEOPLE USED LARD TO COOK WITH. 2 CONC THE LARD WAS THE FAT FROM THE HOGS THAT WAS TRIMMED OFF THE MEAT BEFORE 2 CONC IT WAS STORED. MOTHER WOULD MELT THE FAT FROM THE RIND AND MEAT, THEN IT 2 CONC WAS POURED INTO THE LARD STANDS AND SEALED UP. LATER ON, THEY DISCOVERED 2 CONC WHAT THEY CALLED A SUGAR CURE, TO TAKE PLACE OF THE SMOKE AND MOST FOLKS 2 CONC STARTED USING THAT. PART OF THE BACON WAS SALT CURED AND CALLED SALT 2 CONC PORK. WE COOKED THE SAUSAGE AND PACKED IT IN FRUIT JARS AND POURED THE 2 CONC HOT LARD OVER IT AND SEALED IT. IT KEPT JUST LIKE THE OTHER CANNED FOOD 2 CONC AND WAS DELICIOUS WHEN WE OPENED IT. OUR BARN WAS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF 2 CONC THE HOUSE, WITH A BIG YARD IN BETWEEN. THE BARN WAS A BIG ONE, WITH A 2 CONC PLACE FOR THE HORSE, MULES AND COW TO BE OUT OF THE WEATHER IN THE WINTER 2 CONC TIME. IT HAD A LOFT IN THE TOP WHERE DADDY PUT THE PEANUTS, AFTER THEY 2 CONC HAD BEEN DUG AND DRIED IN THE FIELD. ONE OF THE JOBS FOR US CHILDREN WAS 2 CONC TO PICK THE PEANUTS OFF THE VINES. THE VINES WERE USED AS PEANUT HAY FOR 2 CONC THE ANIMALS. DADDY SOLD THE PEANUTS TO A BIG FACTORY FOR PEANUT-BUTTER 2 CONC AND ROASTED PEANUTS TO BE SOLD AT STORES. THE BIG OPEN WELL WAS IN THE 2 CONC NORTH YARD, NEAR A BIG ELM TREE. JUST THROUGH THE LOT FENCE THAT CIRCLED 2 CONC THE BARN, WAS THE HORSE TROUGH, AND IT WAS MY BROTHERS JOB TO SEE THAT 2 CONC THE TROUGH WAS KEPT FILLED WITH WATER FOR THE LIVE STOCK. 2 CONT THIS STORY MOM (MARY)TOLD ME, SHE DIDN'T WANT ME (NANCY) TO PUT IT IN 2 CONC BECAUSE, SHE DIDN'T LIKE DOING IT THEN AND STILL WOULD NOT LIKE DOING IT 2 CONC TODAY. BUT, THIS IS A STORY THAT SHOULD BE TOLD, IT GROSSED ME OUT! 2 CONC GRANDPA TAUGHT HER TO KILL CHICKEN'S. YOU WOULD HOLD THE HEAD OF THE 2 CONC CHICKEN IN ONE HAND AND SWING IT'S BODY AROUND IN CIRCLES THEN GRAB THE 2 CONC OTHER END OF THE CHICKEN WITH YOUR FREE HAND AND YANK IT REAL HARD TO 2 CONC BREAK THE NECK. THEN YOU LAYED IT ON A LOG AND CHOPPED IT'S HEAD OFF. 2 CONC SOME TIMES EVEN WITH THE HEAD CUT OFF, THE CHICKEN WOULD GET UP AND RUN 2 CONC AROUND IN CIRCLES, (THE NERVES WERE STILL ALIVE). I REMEMBER THE FIRST 2 CONC TIME I HAD TO DO THIS, THAT I WAS RUNNING IN CIRCLES TRYING TO GET AWAY 2 CONC FROM THAT CHICKEN WITH NO HEAD, IT SEEMED TO FOLLOW ME ALL OVER THE 2 CONC PLACE. DADDY SEEMED TO GET A KICK OUT OF ME SCREAMING AND JUMPING. DADDY 2 CONC SAID, "SISTER, YOU BETTER GET USE TO IT, AS THIS IS A PART OF BEING A 2 CONC FARMER". THEY WOULD THEN TAKE THE CHICKENS AND DIP THEM INTO ALMOST 2 CONC BOILING HOT WATER MAKING SURE ALL THE FEATHERS WERE GOOD AND WET. THEN 2 CONC THEY PLUCKED ALL THE FEATHER'S OFF IT'S BODY. 2 CONT 2 CONT "RAINY DAYS" 2 CONT JUST NORTH OF OUR HOUSE WAS A LITTLE BRANCH (IS WHAT WE CALLED IT), 2 CONC THAT RAN AROUND THE BARN LOT AND THROUGH A NEIGHBORS FIELD. WHEN IT 2 CONC RAINED THE BRANCH HELD WATER, WHEN I WAS YOUNG I REMEMBER GOING ACROSS 2 CONC THE ROAD TO THIS BRANCH WITH MY BROTHERS. WE WATCHED THE BULL FROGS JUMP, 2 CONC PLAYED WITH THE POLLYWOGS AND WADED IN THE STREAMS. THE ROAD WAS USED 2 CONC MOSTLY BY WAGONS, VERY FEW CARS EVER USED IT. THE WAGON WHEELS CUT DEEP 2 CONC RUTS IN THE ROAD AND EACH WAGON WOULD CUT THEM A LITTLE DEEPER. WHEN IT 2 CONC RAINED, THE RUTS WOULD FILL WITH WATER, AND WHEN THE WAGONS TRAVELED IN 2 CONC THEM THEY WOULD TURN TO MUD AND SOMETIMES IT MADE IT HARD TO TRAVEL ON 2 CONC THE ROAD AT ALL. OUR MAIL CARRIER DELIVERED OUR MAIL BY BUGGY, BUT 2 CONC DELIVERED IT ON HOURSE BACK WHEN THE ROADS WERE BAD. MR. LESTER WAS OUR 2 CONC MAIL CARRIER FOR YEARS. 2 CONT 2 CONT "STORMY DAYS' 2 CONT MANY A DAY AND NIGHT WE HAD LIGHTENING STORMS. SOME WERE SO BAD THAT WE 2 CONC WOULD HEAD DOWN TO THE STORM-CELLAR. DADDY HAD A FEW ACRES OF COTTON 2 CONC PLANTED. THIS ONE TIME, LIGHTENING HAD HIT OUR COTTON FIELD AND BURNED 2 CONC DOWN ONE WHOLE ACRE OF IT. DADDY CARRIED GRANDMA DOWN THERE MANY TIMES 2 CONC AFTER THE STROKE, WHEN SHE WAS ABLE TO DO IT ON HER OWN. THERE WAS 2 CONC ANOTHER STORM THAT HIT SO HARD THAT WHEN WE CAME BACK UP FROM THE CELLAR 2 CONC WE FOUND DEAD FISH AND FROGS LAYING AROUND THE YARD. IT HAD RIPPED THE 2 CONC ROOF OFF ONE SIDE OF THE BARN. SEVERAL TORNADO'S CAME CLOSE BUT NEVER 2 CONC TOUCHED DOWN NEAR US. ONE TIME DADDY ALMOST HAD TO USE THE WINDOW IN THE 2 CONC CELLAR TO GET OUT, AS A PEAR TREE HAD BLOW DOWN OVER THE DOOR. WITH DADDY 2 CONC AND MY BROTHER'S THEY WERE ABLE TO PUSH IT OFF. 2 CONT 2 CONT "OUR HOME": 2 CONT WE HAD TO WALK TO SCHOOL 2 MILES ONE WAY. WE HAD A TEAM OF MULES AND A 2 CONC WAGON. BESIDES THE BIG BARN, WE HAD A COWSHED, CHICKEN HOUSE, PIG LOT AND 2 CONC A STORM CELLAR. OUR HOUSE WAS A 2 BEDROOM WITH A KITCHEN AND LIVINGROOM. 2 CONC MAMMA, DADDY, ME AND FLOSSIE ALL SHARED ONE BEDROOM. GLEN & ARTHUR SHARED 2 CONC THE OTHER BEDROOM. THEY WERE SQUARE ROOMS, BUT A GOOD SIZE ABOUT 14 X 14. 2 CONC THERE WERE TWO WINDOWS IN "BOTH" BEDROOMS, 2 WINDOWS IN THE LIVINGROOM, 3 2 CONC WINDOWS IN THE KITCHEN/DINNINGROOM. THE WINDOWS WERE OF GLASS THAT OPENED 2 CONC UP AND DOWN WITH SCREENS ON THE OUTSIDE TO KEEP THE BUGS OUT. OUR KITCHEN 2 CONC WAS BIG WITH A BIG ROUND TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS. A BIG WOOD STOVE AND A 2 CONC SAFE OR CUPBOARD TO STORE DISHES. WE HAD NO FANS OR AIRCONDITIONERS TO 2 CONC COOL US OFF IN THE SUMMER TIME. WE HAD NO HEAT, EXCEPT THE OLD WOOD STOVE 2 CONC AND POT-BELLY STOVE. WE HAD TO USE OIL LAMPS FOR LIGHT. WE WOULD HAVE TO 2 CONC HEAT AN IRON ON TOP OF THE WOOD STOVE, TO IRON OUR CLOTHS WITH, SOMETIMES 2 CONC IT WAS HARD TO TELL HOW HOT THE IRON HAD GOTTEN. WE DID NOT HAVE 2 CONC REFRIGERATOR'S BACK THEN, WE HAD WHAT YOU CALLED AN "ICE BOX". A MAN 2 CONC WOULD COME AROUND 2-3 TIMES A WEEK, MAKING STOPS FROM ONE DOOR TO THE 2 CONC NEXT. HE RODE IN A LITTLE CART WITH A MULE; THE CART WAS MORE LIKE A 2 CONC WAGON THAT WAS CLOSED IN. IT HELD VERY LARGE BLOCKS OF ICE; YOU COULD BUY 2 CONC 25 TO 50 POUND BLOCKS OF ICE AT ONE TIME. OUR ICEBOX WOULD HOLD ONLY 50 2 CONC POUNDS OF ICE AT ONE TIME. IT WAS LINED WITH METAL TO HOLD THE COLD IN. 2 CONC THERE WERE TWO DOORS, THE ICE WENT IN THE TOP AND WE USED A PICK TO BREAK 2 CONC IT APART. THE BOTTOM IS WHERE WE WOULD KEEP OUR MILK, BUTTER ECT. THERE 2 CONC WAS A DRAIN THAT RAN FROM THE INSIDE OF THE ICE BOX AND THROUGH THE 2 CONC KITCHEN FLOOR AND UNDER THE HOSUE. THERE WAS NO TV'S OR MICROWAVES OR 2 CONC COMPUTERS. WE TRAVLED BY BUGGY AND WAGON TO GET AROUND, MOST OF THE TIME 2 CONC WE WALKED TO WHERE WE NEED TO GO. THERE WERE 4 DOORS IN AND OUT OF THE 2 CONC HOUSE. EACH ROOM WAS WALLPAPERED. WE COOKED ON A WOOD STOVE WITH A BIG 2 CONC WATER RESERVOIR ON THE SIDE. BOY! WAS IT HOT TO HAVE TO CAN OUR FRUITS 2 CONC AND VEGETABLES ON DURNING THE SUMMER TIME, AND WE DID A LOT OF CANNING 2 CONC THAT TIME OF THE YEAR. WE HAD A WOOD BURNING STOVE IN OUR LIVING ROOM 2 CONC THAT WE USED FOR HEATING THE HOUSE IN THE WINTER TIME, WE HAD WHAT WAS 2 CONC CALLED A DRUM, IN THE PIPE. OUR MOTHER ALWAYS HAD SOMETHING HOT IN THAT 2 CONC DRUM FOR US WHEN WE GOT HOME FROM SCHOOL DURING THE COLD WEATHER. A PAN 2 CONC OF HOT ROASTED PEANUTS, A PAN OF HOMEMADE BREAD OR SOMETHING FOR US TO 2 CONC SNACK ON BEFORE DINNER TIME. DADDY HAD INSTALLED A SINK (THO WE DID NOT 2 CONC HAVE RUNNING WATER). HE PUT A PIPE FROM THE SINK TO THE PIG PEN AND THE 2 CONC DRAIN WATER WAS USED TO MAKE A WALLOW FOR THE HOGS. HOGS HAVE TO HAVE A 2 CONC WALLOW IN THE SUMMER TIME TO KEEP COOL. IT WAS AN ALL WOOD HOUSE AND OUR 2 CONC YARD WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE HAD A CHICKEN HOUSE ON THE NORTH-WEST CORNER OF 2 CONC OUR BIG YARD, WHEN I WAS A SMALL CHILD. LATER THAT WAS TORN DOWN AND 2 CONC ANOTHER ONE WAS BUILT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE. WE ALWAYS HAD A LOT 2 CONC OF NEW BABY CHICKS THAT HATCHED OUT IN THE SPRING TIME. I USE TO LOVE TO 2 CONC WATCH THE MOTHER HEN TAKE CARE OF AND TEACH HER YOUNG. A MOTHER HEN IS 2 CONC VERY PROTECTIVE OF HER BABIES AND I WAS RUN OUT OF THE PEN A GOOD MANY 2 CONC TIMES. SHE WOULD GET HER FEATHERS ALL RUFFLED AND SPREAD THEM OUT, WHEN 2 CONC SHE DID YOU HAD BETTER RUN. SHE HAD PECKED MY BARE LEGS AND ARMS MANY 2 CONC TIMES (YOU THINK I WOULD HAVE LEARNED AND STAYED AWAY). 2 CONT 2 CONT "WASH DAY" 2 CONT WE HAD A BIG, BLACK POT THAT WE HEATED THE WATER IN, OVER AN OPEN FIRE, 2 CONC FOR OUR WASH WATER, AND ALSO USED IT TO BOIL OUR WASH IN. THERE WERE NO 2 CONC BLEACHES, SO THE CLOTHES HAD TO BE BOILED TO MAKE THEM WHITE. THE LAUNDRY 2 CONC ALWAYS CAME OUT NICE, BUT IT WAS A JOB. MAMA AND I DID MOST OF IT ALONE 2 CONC AND WE SCRUBBED ALL THE CLOTHES ON A METAL WASH BOARD AND USED LYE SOAP, 2 CONC WHICH WAS VERY HARD ON THE HANDS. THEN WE HAD TO RING THEM OUT BY HAND 2 CONC AND THEN HANG THEM ON THE LINE TO DRY. ON THE BIGGER ITEMS, LIKE SHEETS 2 CONC AND TOWELS, I WOULD GET ON ONE END AND MAMA ON THE OTHER. IN THE COLD 2 CONC WINTER MONTHS, WHEN WE HUNG THE CLOTHES ON THE LINE AND THE BREEZE WOULD 2 CONC COME THROUGH, THE CLOTHES TURNED STIFF AND FROSTY. DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT 2 CONC THEY ALWAYS GOT DRY EVEN THEN. 2 CONT WE WOULD TWIST TILL WE MET IN THE MIDDLE AND ALL THE WATER WAS OUT. ALL 2 CONC THE WATER HAD TO BE DRAWN UP FOR DOING THE WASH AND WE KNEW WE HAD DONE A 2 CONC DAYS WORK WHEN IT WAS FINISHED. THE CLOTHES HAD TO ALL BE BROUGHT IN OFF 2 CONC THE LINES BEFORE NIGHT TIME AND MOST OF THE NEXT DAY WAS SPENT GETTING 2 CONC THEM ALL IRONED. MOST OF THE CLOTHES HAD TO BE STARCHED AND WE IRONED 2 CONC WITH AN OLD FLAT IRON THAT WAS HEATED ON THE WOOD STOVE. A HOT JOB IN THE 2 CONC SUMMER TIME. WITH NO FAN AND NO BREEZE SOME TIMES THE TEMPERATURE WOULD 2 CONC REACH WELL OVER 100. (LATER AFTER I MARRIED WE HAD A MACHINE THAT HAD A 2 CONC RINGER TO IT. AFTER YOU WASHED THE CLOTHES IN IT, YOU HAD TO PULL THE 2 CONC CLOTHES OUT, PUT THEM THROUGH THE PRESS THAT WOULD SQUEEZE ALL THE WATER 2 CONC OUT. THIS ONE DAY I WAS DOING IT AND GOT MY FINGERS ON MY RIGHT HAND 2 CONC CAUGHT UP IN IT AND SUCKED MY HAND UP TO MY WRIST. I HAD TO USE MY LEFT 2 CONC HAND AND PUT IT IN REVERSE AND LET MY HAND SQUEEZE BACK OUT OF IT. MY 2 CONC HAND WAS SURE SCORE FOR A WHILE AFTER THAT. THIS DID HAPPEN SEVERAL 2 CONC TIMES, NO MATTER HOW CAREFUL I WAS. 2 CONT 2 CONT WE HAD A GOOD MANY TREES IN OUR YARD AND THAT MADE A LOT OF RAKING AND 2 CONC BURNING, IN THE FALL. WE HAD SEVERAL BLACK WALNUT TREES AND HAD SOME 2 CONC MIGHTY GOOD WALNUTS OFF THEM WE HAD A BIG OAK TREE IN THE BACK YARD WITH 2 CONC A "SAND BAG SWING" ON IT. DADDY HAD MADE THE SWING OUT OF A POTATO SACK 2 CONC THAT HE FILLED WITH SAND. HE TIED A ROPE AROUND THE MIDDLE OF IT. THEN WE 2 CONC WOULD RUN AND JUMP ON THE BAG, I MISSED A COUPLE TIMES AND SKINNED MY 2 CONC KNEES UP GOOD. WE ALSO HAD ONE WHERE DADDY HAD TAKEN A TIRE AND TURNED IT 2 CONC INSIDE OUT, WHICH MADE INTO AN INVERTED SEAT, IT WAS EASY TO SWING IN. WE 2 CONC PLAYED MARBLES AND MUMBLY PEG ALOT TOO. 2 CONT 2 CONT "THE CELLAR": 2 CONT MAMMA ALWAYS HAD A NICE ROSE GARDEN AND SHE LOVED TO PLANT FLOWERS 2 CONC AROUND THE HOUSE. SHE HAD LILAC BUSHES IN THE FRONT YARD. DADDY BUILT AN 2 CONC ARBOR IN THE EAST YARD AND THEY PLANTED WISTERIA THAT EVENTUALLY TOOK 2 CONC OVER THE WHOLE ARBOR. THEY KEPT IT PRUNED AND IT LOOKED SO NICE. FLOSSIE 2 CONC AND I WOULD MAKE A PLAY HOUSE UNDER THE ARBOR IN THE SUMMER TIME, OR PLAY 2 CONC WITH OUR PAPER DOLLS THERE. IT WAS SO SHADY AND COOL UNDER IT. WHEN IT 2 CONC STARTED TO BLOOM WE WOULD GET CHASED OFF BY THE BEES. THEN WE WOULD MOVE 2 CONC TO THE STORM CELLAR, AS IT WAS COOL THERE ALSO. WE WOULD HAVE TO SET UP 2 CONC OUR PLAY HOUSE OR PAPER DOLLS THERE. WE WOULD TAKE OUR CAT DOWN THERE 2 CONC AND DRESS IT UP IN OUR DOLL CLOTHES AND BONNNETS. WE ALSO HAD OUR COLOR 2 CONC BOOKS AND CRAYONS. DADDY HAD COTS THAT WE USED AS BED'S, BLANKETS, 2 CONC PILLOWS AND A CHAIR DOWN THERE FOR OUR COMFORT. WE HAD PLENTY OF WATER 2 CONC STORED IN BUCKTES . DADDY HAD PUT SHELVES UP TO STORE THINGS ON. MAMMA 2 CONC HAD STORED ALL OF HER CANNED FOOD FOR THE WINTER DOWN THERE. DADDY ALWAYS 2 CONC HAD BAGS OF POTATOES IN THERE FOR PLANTING FOR NEXT YEAR. THERE WAS A OIL 2 CONC HEATER TO KEEP US WARM IN THE WINTER. DADDY HAD PUT A SMALL WINDOW IN THE 2 CONC FAR BACK END OF IT FOR VENTILATION, YET BIG ENOUGH FOR HIM TO CRAWL 2 CONC THROUGH IF WE GOT TRAPPED IN THERE. HE WAS SCARED THAT IN A STORM THAT 2 CONC SOMEHING MAY BLOW OVER ON TOP OF THE DOOR. WE HAD TO GO TO THE CELLAR A 2 CONC GOOD MANY TIMES. DADDY WOULD KNOW JUST BY LOOKING UP AT THE SKY AND BY 2 CONC THE WIND THAT WE NEEDED TO HEAD DOWN THERE. 2 CONT 2 CONT "THE BARN" 2 CONT DADDY ALWAYS HAD MORE MULES THAN HORSES AS THEY WERE MUCH BETTER 2 CONC WORKERS IN THE FIELDS. WE HAD A BIG BARN AND THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOF WAS 2 CONC REAL HIGH THAT CAME TO A PEAK. THE TWO SIDES CAME DOWN KINDA WITH A SLOOP 2 CONC ON THE BOTTOM OF BOTH SIDES. THE BARN WAS OF UNPAINTED WOOD. HAD A DIRT 2 CONC FLOOR EXCEPT WHERE THE CRIBS WERE, THEY HAD WOOD FLOORS. ON THE WALL NEXT 2 CONC TO THE HORSES STALLS, DADDY HAD MADE WOODEN PEGS, HE MOUNTED THEM IN THE 2 CONC WALL. HE WOULD HANG THE COLLARS, BRIDLES AND CHECK LINES ON THEM, SO THEY 2 CONC WERE HANDY. WE DIDN'T HAVE SADDLES AS OUR HORSES WERE NOT FOR RIDING, 2 CONC ONLY FOR WORKING. DADDY STORED OUR WAGON IN ONE END OF THE BARN, THE LOFT 2 CONC WAS LOCATED RIGHT OVER THE TOP OF IT. A LADDER WAS INSIDE THE BARN TO GET 2 CONC TO THE TOP OF THE LOFT. THERE WERE TWO CRIBS WHERE DADDY STORED THE HAY 2 CONC AND FEED. THERE WAS A SIDE DOOR (DOUBLE DOORS) THAT YOU ENTERED FOR THE 2 CONC HORSES. I DIDN'T LIKE TO GO OUT IN THE BARN MUCH. THE LOFT IN THE BARN 2 CONC WOULD SCARE ME. DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I ALWAYS FEARED THAT SOME ONE WOULD 2 CONC BE UP THERE HIDING. WE ALWAYS HAD TWO FARM DOGS AND A COUPLE OF CATS THAT 2 CONC LIVED IN THE BARN, TO KEEP THE MICE AND RATS OUT OF THE CORN AND PEANUTS. 2 CONT 2 CONT DADDY AND THE BOYS WORKED IN THE FIELDS. MAMA AND US GIRLS HELPED IF WE 2 CONC WERE NEEDED. MOST OF THE TIME WE WERE IN THE KITCHEN DOING ALL THE 2 CONC CANNING. THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO, WE NEVER HAD TIME TO JUST SIT 2 CONC OR TO LOOK AROUND TO FIND SOMETHING TO KEEP US BUSY. I AM PROUD OF MY 2 CONC LIFE ON THE FARM, WITH GOOD, CARING, LOVING PARENTS AND ALL US KIDS GOT 2 CONC ALONG WELL TOGETHER. I'M SURE IT MADE A BETTER PERSON OF ME. 2 CONT 2 CONT "HOLIDAY'S" 2 CONT ON CHRISTMAS, WE USUALY CELEBRATED IT WITH UNCLE HOMER AND HIS FAMILY. 2 CONC THEY WOULD COME TO OUR HOME OR US TO THEIRS. THIS ONE CHRISTMAS I WAS 2 CONC ABOUT 3-4 YEARS OLD. DADDY AND UNCLE HOMER HAD BEEN BACK IN THE BEDROOM 2 CONC WITH THE DOOR CLOSED. MAMA TOLD ME TO STAY OUT OF THERE THAT THEY WERE 2 CONC WORKING ON SOMETHING AND THEY DIDN'T WANT ME TO GET HURT. I WANTED IN 2 CONC THERE SO BAD. MAMA HAD GONE OUTSIDE TO BRING IN SOME FIREWOOD. WHEN SHE 2 CONC DID, I OPENED THE BEDROOM DOOR. I WAS SHOCKED AND SO SCARED! DADDY WAS 2 CONC WORKING ON PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE, THAT'S WERE ALWAYS HAD IT AS 2 CONC THERE WAS MORE ROOM IN THE REST OF THE HOUSE, PLUS THEY DIDN'T WANT IT 2 CONC NEAR THE STOVES. ANYWAY, STANDING BEHIND THE TREE WAS A MAN IN A BIG 2 CONC RED-SUITE WITH A WHITE BEARD (UNCLE HOMER). I LEFT THE DOOR OPEN AND TOOK 2 CONC OFF RUNNING SCREAMING TO THE TOP OF MY LUNGS! MAMA WAS ASKING WHAT WAS 2 CONC WRONG, I COULDN'T EVEN GET THE WORDS TO COME OUT. IT SCARED ME SO MUCH, I 2 CONC HAD NO IDEA WHO SANTA CLAUSE WAS AND IT FRIGHTENED ME SO MUCH! ALL I 2 CONC COULD DO WAS POINT AT THE DOOR. UNCLE HOMER HAD TO COME OUT, TAKE HIS 2 CONC BEARD OFF AND HOLD ME SO I KNEW IT WAS ONLY HIM. 2 CONT AT CHRISTMAS TIME US KIDS ALWAYS MADE THE DECORATIONS TO GO ON THE 2 CONC TREE. WE WOULD STRING POPCORN AND LITTLE ROUND RED BERRY'S. WE MADE PAPER 2 CONC CHAINS OUT OF BROWN PAPER BAGS, SOME OUT OF WHITE PAPER THEN WE WOULD 2 CONC COLOR THEM WITH CRAYONS. WE ALWAYS SAVED THE LITTLE CRACKER JACK BOX 2 CONC SUPRISE TOY'S AND PUT THOSE ON THE TREE AS WELL. SOME WERE LITTLE FROGS 2 CONC THAT YOU COULD CLICK AND THEY WOULD MAKE NOISE. DADDY AND MAMA FIXED 2 CONC PRETTY CANDLES WITH A MEDAL ROUND BASE THAT HAD A HOOK ON THE BOTTOM OF 2 CONC IT TO ATTACH TO A TREE BRANCH. THEY WERE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO SET THE 2 CONC TREE ON FIRE. EVERYONE WOULD STAND AROUND THE TREE AND SING. IT WAS 2 CONC ALWAYS A JOYFUL TIME FOR US. WE WERE VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT ONE SMALL 2 CONC GIFT THAT WOULD BE UNDER THE TREE WITH OUR NAME ON IT. 2 CONT ON ONE THE 4TH OF JULY WE ALWAYS HAD FIREWORKS, WE SAT OUT ON A BLANKET 2 CONC TO WATCH THEM. ONE TIME WE HAD ALL GONE OVER TO THE SCHOOL. MAMA, DADDY, 2 CONC GRANDMA AND ALL US KIDS, ON THE WALK HOME SOME BOYS WERE BEHIND US. ONE 2 CONC OF THEM TOSSED A FIRECRACKER AND HIT THE BACK OF MY LEG, JUST AT THE HEM 2 CONC OF MY DRESS. WHEN IT EXPLODED IT BURNED MY LEG. DADDY WAS MAD AND YELLED 2 CONC AT THEM, THEY TOOK OFF RUNNING. 2 CONT DADDY ALWAYS CUT US KIDS HAIR AND I WORE MINE VERY SHORT DUE TO THAT. 2 CONC WHEN I WAS ABOUT 3-4 YEARS OLD WE WERE GETTING READY TO GO ON ROAD TRIP 2 CONC TO MY GRANDPARENT "PARTAIN'S" HOUSE. WE HAD GONE INTO TOWN TO GET 2 CONC SUPPLIES FOR THE TRIP. IT WAS GETTING LATE, DADDY TOLD MAMA THAT HE FELT 2 CONC HE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET MY HAIR CUT THAT EVENING AFTER THEY 2 CONC WOULD RETURN HOME. HE ASKED MAMA TO TAKE ME INTO THE BARBER SHOP AND HAVE 2 CONC IT DONE. WE SAT THERE WAITTING FOR MY TURN. FLOSSIE WAS JUST A BABY AND 2 CONC IN MAMA'S LAP. I WATCHED AS THE BARBER WAS WORKING ON A MAN IN IN THE 2 CONC HIGH CHAIR. HE PULLED THIS STREAMING OUT RAG OUT OF SOMETHING AND STARTED 2 CONC RINGING THE WATER OUT. HE QUICKLY WENT OVER TO THE MAN AND PUT THE RAG 2 CONC OVER HIS FACE AND WAS PRESSING IT DOWN. YOU COULD SEE THE STEAM COME OFF 2 CONC IT. I THOUGHT HE WAS SMOTHERING THE MAN. I STARTED SCREAMING AND TOOK OFF 2 CONC OUT THE DOOR AND MAMA CAME AFTER ME WITH FLOSSIE IN HER ARMS. BOY, WAS 2 CONC DADDY MAD! I CAN STILL SEE THE LOOK ON HIS FACE. HE WAS NOT A HAPPY 2 CONC CAMPER AT HOME IN NEAR DARK TRYING TO CUT MY HAIR. 2 CONT WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD I CAN REMEMBER MY SISTER FLOSSIE BEING BORN. I 2 CONC WAS SITTING ON THE BACK PORCH WITH MY GRANDMA MARY FRANCIS WATSON. I 2 CONC REMEMBER HEARING A BABY CRY AND HOW EXCITED THAT MADE ME FEEL INSIDE. MY 2 CONC BROTHER GLEN ALVIN WAS 3 YEARS OLDER THAN I WAS AND MY BROTHER ARTHUR 2 CONC THOMAS WAS 18 MONTHS OLDER THAN I WAS. MY MOTHER HAD A MISCARIAGE BETWEEN 2 CONC FLOSSIE AND ME. I REMEMBER GLEN AND ART DOING THEIR SHARE OF FIGHTING AS 2 CONC BOYS. THEY ALWAYS GAVE INTO ME. GLEN PICKED ON ART BECAUSE HE WAS THE 2 CONC OLDEST, THEN WHEN FLOSSIE WAS BORN I HAD TO GIVE INTO HER. 2 CONT 2 CONT MAMMA AND DADDY ALWAYS HAD SOMEONE OVER TO OUR HOME PLACE. WE HAD MANY 2 CONC PICNIC'S, DINNERS, BASEBALL GAMES, PIES SUPPERS, ICE CREAM SOCIALS WITH 2 CONC OUR FAMILY GATHERINGS. ON FRIDAY NIGHTS WE WOULD GATHER FOR MUSICAL 2 CONC SINGING AND SOME WOULD PLAY THE GUIATER. 2 CONT 2 CONT I REMEMBER US TAKING A TRAIN TO ARKANSAS AND VISITED FOR SEVERAL DAYS 2 CONC WITH MY DADS PARENTS JOHN THOMAS PARTAIN AND MY STEP GRANDMA ETTA 2 CONC (ELLIOTT) PARTAIN. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN THERE. I LIKED MY GRANDMA ETTA OK, 2 CONC BUT DADDY WANTED US TO CALL HER ETTA AS HE JUST DIDN'T LIKE HER. DADDY 2 CONC DID HIS BEST TO STAY BUSY OUTSIDE WITH HIS DAD AND THE OTHER MEN FOLK TO 2 CONC KEEP CLEAR OF HER. MAMMA GOT A LONG WITH HER REAL WELL. IT WAS JUST THE 2 CONC BOYS OF JOHN THOMAS THAT DIDN'T GET ALONG WITH HER (THEIR STEP MOTHER, 2 CONC THERE ARE OTHER STORIES IN THIS BOOK ABOUT HER). 2 CONT 2 CONT MY COUSIN HAZEL, WHEN I WAS JUST A CHILD WOULD COME OVER; SHE WOULD 2 CONC HELP ME CUT OUT PAPER DOLLS AND DOLL CLOTHES TO SEW. HAZELS MOTHER LEFT 2 CONC HER HUSBAND HOMER WATSON AND SHE PUT HAZEL IN A CATHOLIC CONVENT AND SHE 2 CONC LEFT. SHE TOOK OFF WITH ANOTHER MAN. HOMER AND MY DADDY FOUND WHERE HAZEL 2 CONC WAS AND THEY WENT AND PICKED HER UP, TOOK HER BACK TO OUR HOUSE. SHE 2 CONC STAYED WITH US FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. HAZEL AND I BECAME VERY CLOSE AS WE 2 CONC SPENT A LOT OF SPECIAL TIME TOGETHER. SHE WAS LIKE AN OLDER SISTER TO ME. 2 CONC HAZEL IS NOW 92 YEARS OLD AND IN A NURSING HOME IN NEW MEXICO, SHE AND 2 CONC OLA CALL ME EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AND WE TALK ABOUT "THE GOOD OLD 2 CONC DAY'S", I AM NOW 84 YEAR OLD IN THE YEAR 2005. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY MAMA'S BROTHER ROBBY WAS 98 YEARS OLD WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. I 2 CONC REMEMBER ONE VERY SPECIAL DAY WITH HIM. HE HAD PICKED BOTH FLOSSIE AND I 2 CONC UP AND TOOK US TO A LITTLE GROCERY STORE. HE WENT IN AND BOUGHT US EACH 2 CONC OUR OWN BOTTLE OF "SODA POP". WE WERE SO SUPRISED--A WHOLE BOTTLE JUST 2 CONC FOR OUR-SELVES! I HAD ONLY HAD SIPS OF POP BEFORE THAT DAY. I FELT SO 2 CONC GROWN UP AND SPECIAL. 2 CONT 2 CONT I REMEMBER AROUND THE YEAR OF 1931 ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT MY BROTHERS AND 2 CONC AUNT OLIE'S BOYS WENT TO A NEIGHBORS HOUSE AND STOLE THERE WAGON OUT OF 2 CONC THEIR BARN. THEY TOOK IT TO AUNT OLIES WHERE WE WERE STAYING THE NIGHT, 2 CONC MY BROTHERS AND I. THE BOY'S HAD PLANNED THAT THEY WOULD ALL SLEEP IN IT 2 CONC BEHIND THE BARN. TWO OF THE BOYS HAD FALLEN ASLEEP IN IT AND THE OTHER 2 CONC BOYS DESIDED TO PLAY A TRICK ON THEM. SO THEY MOVED THE WAGON OUT TO THE 2 CONC CREEK AND PUT IT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WATER. SO WHEN THE BOY'S 2 CONC AWOKE THAT MORNING, THEY WERE SHOCKED TO FIND THEM SELVES SURRONDED BY 2 CONC WATER. THEY DID RETURN THE WAGON THE NEXT MORNING, AND NO ONE EVER KNEW 2 CONC ABOUT IT. 2 CONT 2 CONT I DO REMEMBER GETTING INTO TROUBLE WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD, (I KNOW 2 CONC THAT'S HARD TO BELIEVE). MY GRANADMA HAD GIVEN ME A NAKED DOLL. I WANTED 2 CONC A DRESS FOR HER SO MUCH. SO I TURNED BACK THE COVERS ON MY BED AND CUT A 2 CONC BIG SQUARE OUT OF THE SHEET, MY DOLL GOT IT'S DRESS AND I GOT A GOOD 2 CONC SCOLDING. I ALSO HAD ONE OTHER FAVORITE DOLL, I HAD NAMED HER "RUTH 2 CONC IOWAN" (MAMMA GAVE HER THE MIDDLE NAME AND I HAD TO KEEP ASKING HER WHAT 2 CONC IT WAS AS I COULDN'T REMEMBER IT), SHE HAD A CLOTH BODY AND LEGS, SHE HAD 2 CONC A HARD HEAD AND ARMS. HER EYES AND HAIR WERE PAINTED ON. I TOOK HER EVERY 2 CONC WHERE WITH ME. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY MOST FAVORITE DRESS HAD A CIRCLE SKIRT, WHEN I WOULD SPIN AROUND THE 2 CONC SKIRT WOULD FLARE OUT. IT WAS LIGHT BLUE WITH LITTLE FLOWERS. I ALWAYS 2 CONC FELT SO PRETTY IN IT. IT WAS A HAND ME DOWN FROM ONE OF MY COUSINS, BUT 2 CONC IT WAS NEW TO ME AND I ADORED IT. ON EASTER SUNDAY, I WAS ABOUT 5 YEARS 2 CONC OLD. WE HAD ALL GONE TO UNCLE OLIVERS HOUSE. THEY HAD HIDDEN EGGS FOR US 2 CONC CHILDREN TO HUNT. MY BROTHER ARTHUR WAS DIGGING IN A BUSCH FOR ONE, HE 2 CONC CAME OUT SCREAMING AND RUNNING ALL OVER THE PLACE. A BIG BLACK SNAKE WAS 2 CONC CHASING AFTER HIM, TILL DADDY GOT TO IT, AND KILLED IT. 2 CONT 2 CONT WHEN I WAS 6-7 YEARS OLD WE HAD GONE TO MY AUNT OLLIES HOUSE, SHE HAD A 2 CONC BIG CREEK THAT RAN DOWN THE BACKSIDE OF HER HOUSE. US KIDS HAD GONE OUT 2 CONC THERE AND WERE SWINGING FROM THE LONG GRAPEVINES THAT GREW WILD. WE WOULD 2 CONC SWING FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER OR DROP INTO THE WATER. WHILE WE WERE 2 CONC OUT PLAYING ON THAT DAY. MY BROTHER HAD FOUND THIS SNAKE AND KILLED IT. I 2 CONC WENT OVER TO SEE WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THEY WERE TAKING TURNS WALKING UP 2 CONC THE SNAKES BACK FROM THE TAIL UP TO THE HEAD, PUSHING EVERYTHING OUT. SO 2 CONC I HAD TO HELP. SCARED ME SO BAD WHEN A BUNCH OF LITTLE BABY SNAKES 2 CONC STARTED COMING OUT IT'S MOUTH. 2 CONT 2 CONT "SCHOOL DAYS": 2 CONT WE LIVED IN A SMALL SETTLEMENT WE CALLED "OLD TOWN", I SUPPOSE IT WAS 2 CONC A LITTLE SETTLEMENT BOFORE THE TOWN OF SPIRO GOT STARTED, WHERE IT IS 2 CONC TODAY. IN EARLIER DAYS, IT WAS CALLED SKULLYVILLE, AS THAT WAS WHAT IT 2 CONC WAS CALLED BY THE INDIANS THAT LIVED THERE YEARS AGO. WE ALL KNEW OUR 2 CONC NEIGHBORS FOR MILES AROUND, AS THERE WERE NOT THAT MANY HOMES THAT WERE 2 CONC CLOSE TOGETHER. OUR NEAREST NEIGHBOR WAS ABOUT A FOURTH MILE FROM US. THE 2 CONC CHILDREN FROM THAT SETTLEMENT KINDA GREW UP TOGETHER, FROM THE BEGINING 2 CONC OF OUR SCHOOL YEARS, RIGHT ON THROUGH THE 8TH GRADE. 2 CONT MY EDUCATION STARTED WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT OAK LODGE SCHOOL IN 2 CONC SKULLYVILLE, OKLAHOMA WHEN I WAS 6 YEARS OLD. I STARTED TO SCHOOL IN THE 2 CONC PRIMARY CLASS. MISS BERRY WAS MY TEACHER FOR THE FIRST THREE TERMS, AS WE 2 CONC HAD THREE GRADES IN ONE ROOM AND ABOUT 12 OR 15 CHILDREN IN EACH ROOM. 2 CONC MISS BERRY WAS SO SWEET AND LIKE A MOTHER TO ALL OF US KIDS. ON ONE SIDE 2 CONC OF THE ROOM SHE HAD IT DIVIDED OFF FROM THE REST OF THE ROOM. SOME ONE 2 CONC HAD MADE HER A LITTLE COUCH ALL OUT OF UPHOLSTERY AND TWO LITTLE MATCHING 2 CONC CHAIRS WITH A LOW TABLE WITH ABOUT 6 CHAIRS AROUND IT. THE WINDOW 2 CONC CURTAINS HAD BEEN HAND EMBROIDERY BY SEVERAL OF THE MOTHERS, THEY WERE 2 CONC WHITE CLOTH WITH RUFFLES. THE WOMEN HAD HAND DRAWN CHILDRENS FAIRY-TAIL 2 CONC STORY-PICTURES ON THEM AND THEN EMROIDERIED OVER THEM. PICTURES LIKE 2 CONC HUMPTY-DUMPTY, LITTLE MISS MUFFETT, JACK AND JILL, THE LITTLE OLD LADY 2 CONC THAT LIVED IN THE SHOE, THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, LITTLE BO-PEEP, LITTLE RED 2 CONC RIDING-HOOD, THE THREE BEARS, HICKORY-DICKORY-DOCK THE MOUSE RAN UP THE 2 CONC CLOCK, HIGH-DIDDLE-DIDDLE-THE-CAT-AND-THE-FIDDLE AND LITTLE BOY BLUE AND 2 CONC SO ON...IT WAS SO CUTE AND US KIDS LOVED LOOKING AT THEM. IF YOU HAD 2 CONC COMPLETED ALL YOUR CLASS WORK THEN MISS BERRY WOULD LET US CHILDREN GO 2 CONC OVER TO THAT SECTIONS TO SIT AND READ. WE HAD TO WALK TWO MILES TO SCHOOL 2 CONC AND TWO MILES BACK EACH DAY. WE COULD CUT OFF ABOUT A HALF MILE IF WE 2 CONC WENT THROUGH TWO PASTURES, AND HAD TO CLIMB THROUGH THREE BARBED WIRE 2 CONC FENCES. WHEN THEY HAD BULLS IN THE PASTURE, WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO GO 2 CONC THROUGH THE FENCE. I HAD CUT MY LEG ON THE BARBED WIRE AFTER A BOY 2 CONC (OLIVER KENSEY) PUSHED ME TRYING TO BEAT ME OVER THE FENCE. MY LEG WAS 2 CONC BLEEDING SO BAD AND THE BLOOD WAS RUNNING DOWN INTO MY SHOES. AFTER WE 2 CONC MADE IT THROUGH THE PASTURE AND TO THE MAIN ROAD, WE WENT TO THE LITTLE 2 CONC CORNER STORE. MR. MCLANE, THE OWNER, TOOK ME IN AND CLEANED MY LEG UP, 2 CONC PUT SOME MEDICAN ON IT AND BANDAGED IT ALL UP. I SHOULD OF HAD STITCHES 2 CONC PUT IN AS I STILL HAVE THAT BIG SCAR ON MY LEG TO REMIND ME OF MY DAY, 2 CONC INT'S MY LEFT LEG JUST BELOW THE KNEE. ON DAYS MAMA HAD TO WORK IN THE 2 CONC FIELDS WITH DADDY, SHE WOULD DRESS FLOSSIE AND PACK HER LUNCH ALONG WITH 2 CONC OURS AND SHE WOULD WALK TO SCHOOL WITH US. SHE WOULD SIT ON THE SEAT WITH 2 CONC ME, WHEN SHE WOULD GET TIRED SHE WOULD LAY HER HEAD ON MY DESK. OTHER 2 CONC KIDS DID THE SAME THING WITH THEIR YOUNGER BROTHERS OR SISTERS. 2 CONT MY VERY BEST FRIEND GROWING UP WAS FRANKIE FERGESON IN OKLAHOMA, SHE 2 CONC AND I WENT TO KINDERGARDEN TO 8 GRADE TOGETHER. SHE AND I HUNG OUT 2 CONC TOGETHER ALL THE TIME. ALSO MY OTHER CLOSE FRIENDS WERE LUCILLE TIBBETS, 2 CONC NORA LEE ROGERS, CLARA KING, ALICE FERGUSON, KATHRYN AND DOROTHY PARTAIN, 2 CONC EVA AND OLA WATSON, GENEVA LESTER, HILDA JEAN AINSWORTH, VIRGINIA LOU 2 CONC GILL, GLADYS HOLLOWAY, PAULINE RUCKER, THELMA AND ETTA TAYLOR. 2 CONT THIS WASN'T FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT IT IS NOW! IN THE 1ST GRADE A GIRL 2 CONC NAMED MADLEY AND I HAD AN ARRGUMENT, SHE HIT ME, SO I HIT HER BACK. OF 2 CONC COURSE THE TEACHER ONLY SAW ME HIT HER. THE TEACHER MADE HER AND I STAND 2 CONC IN THE FRONT OF THE CLASS, WE HAD TO HUG AND KISS EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF 2 CONC EVERYONE, (FOR ME THAT WAS A VERY EMBARRASSING MOMENT). AFTER THAT WE 2 CONC BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS. 2 CONT 2 CONT "GRANDMA-MARY FRANCIS (HEDRICK) WATSON": 2 CONT 2 CONT MY GRANDMA WATSON WOULD TELL ME BEDTIME STORIES AT NIGHT. SHE LIVED WITH 2 CONC US TILL I WAS 8 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS 77 WHEN SHE PASSED FROM A STROKE. I AM 2 CONC NOW 84 YEARS OLD AND MY MEMORIES OF HER ARE JUST AS FRESH AS WHEN I WAS 2 CONC 8. WHEN GRANDMA (MARY FRANCIS) PASSED AWAY IT WAS VERY HARD FOR ALL OF 2 CONC US, AS WE LOVED HER SO. IT WAS STORMING ON THE DAY SHE PASSED AND IT HAD 2 CONC RAINED FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THAT. THEY WERE UNABLE TO DO THE BURIAL 2 CONC RIGHT AWAY. A LADY FRIEND OF THE FAMILY CAME OVER AND GOT GRANDMA ALL 2 CONC DRESSED, IN THE FINE DRESS THAT SHE HAD STORED AWAY FOR JUST THIS DAY. 2 CONC THIS WOMEN TOOK CARE OF THE NEEDS FOR GRANDMA, AND TOOK THAT BURDEN OFF 2 CONC OF MAMA. GRANDMA HAD TO STAY IN OUR HOUSE, IN HER CASKET TILL THE RAIN 2 CONC STOPPED (SEVERAL DAY'S). THERE WERE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS 2 CONC STOPPING BY EVERYDAY. MAMA LEFT GRANDMA'S CASKET OPEN FOR ALL TO VIEW. 2 CONC MAMA HAD PUT A THIN NET OVER THE TOP TO KEEP THE BUGS OUT. SHE WAS TO BE 2 CONC BURIED NEXT TO HER HUSBAND HEZAKIAH MASON, BUT THE ROADS WERE ALL WAHSED 2 CONC OUT. SO, SHE WAS BURIED CLOSER TO HOME IN THE SAME CEMETERY "NEW HOPE" IN 2 CONC SPIRO, OKLAHOMA, AS LENA AND JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN. AFTER GRANDMA PASSED 2 CONC AWAY, MAMA WAS HAVING A REAL HARD TIME DEALING WITH HER BEING GONE, SHE 2 CONC WAS LONELY, DEPRESSED, ALL US KIDS WERE IN SCHOOL, ALL SHE HAD WERE THE 2 CONC DOGS. SHE NEEDED TO GET AWAY FROM THE MEMORIES. THE DOCTOR TOLD DADDY 2 CONC THAT HE NEEDED TO MOVE HER AWAY, FOR HER TO BE NEAR OTHER PEOPLE. SO, 2 CONC WHEN I WAS IN THE 5TH GRADE, WE MOVED TO TOWN AND RENTED THE FARM OUT. MY 2 CONC DADDY BOUGHT A "NEW AND USED" FURNITURE STORE IN TOWN. THAT YEAR I GOT 2 CONC MALARIA FEVER AND ALMOST DIED FROM IT AND I MISSED A LOT OF SCHOOL. MY 2 CONC TEACHER MISS JAMES, WAS SYMPATHETIC AND HELPED ME TO CATCH UP WITH MY 2 CONC CLASS SO I COULD BE PROMOTED TO THE 6TH GRADE. THE FOLLOWING YEAR DADDY 2 CONC SOLD THE STORE TO UNCLE HOMER AND THEN WE MOVED BACK TO THE FARM. OH BOY! 2 CONC WAS DADDY MAD! THE RENTERS HAD DESTROYED OUR HOME. THEY HAD PULLED ALL 2 CONC THE WALL PAPER OFF THE WALLS IN THE LIVINGROOM AND KITCHEN AND USED IT AS 2 CONC A STARTED FOR THE FIREPLACE. I KNOW THAT THEIR WAS MORE DAMAGE, I JUST 2 CONC CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT. DADDY AND MAMA HAD TO FIX IT ALL BACK UP BEFORE WE 2 CONC COULD EVEN MOVE BACK IN. 2 CONT 2 CONT "CALIFORNIA" 2 CONT WE MOVED TO FONTANA, CALIFORNIA WHEN I WAS IN THE 8TH GRADE. I LIVED WITH 2 CONC UNCLE OLIVER AND AUNT FANNY FOR 6 MONTHS TO FINISH OUT MY 8TH GRADE YEAR 2 CONC OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. AS MAMA AND DADDY HAD MADE A MOVE TO RIALTO AND I 2 CONC DIDN'T WANT TO CHANGE SCHOOLS AS IT WAS CLOSE TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL 2 CONC YEAR. I ENJOYED MY TIME THERE WITH THEM, IT WAS VERY SPECIAL AND THEY 2 CONC TREATED ME LIKE I WAS THEIR OWN. I FINISHED THE 8TH AND COMPLETED THE 9TH 2 CONC GRADE IN FONTANA. THEN HAD TO BE BUSSED TO ONTARIO FOR THE 10TH AND THE 2 CONC 11TH GRADE, THE 11TH WAS WHERE I MET FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS. WE STARTED 2 CONC GOING TOGETHER IN MAY 1939 AND WERE MARRIED NOV 27, 1939. MY BEST FRIEND 2 CONC THERE WAS DODLEY SEABERG. SHE & I WENT TO THE MOVIES A LOT TOGETHER. WE 2 CONC TOOK TURNS STAYING THE NIGHT AT EACH OTHER'S HOMES (BEFORE I MARRIED). I 2 CONC REMEBER US ALL DRESSING IN BOBBY SOX, SWEATERS, SKIRTS AND DRESSES BELOW 2 CONC THE KNEE, WE NEVER WORE PANTS. WE WERE CALLED "BE-BOPPERS". (I JUST FOUND 2 CONC THAT DODLEY PASSED AWAY IN 1988, I HAD LOOKED FOR HER FOR A LONG TIME, 2 CONC NEVER COULD FIND HER). I WENT TO CHAFFEY HIGH SCHOOL IN ONTARIO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. IN HIGH SCHOOL THE ACTIVITIES I TOOK PART IN WERE, 2 CONC BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, GIRLS CHORUS, SEWING CLASSES AND COOKING CLASSES. 2 CONC THEN LATER AFTER FRANK PASSED AWAY I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND RECEIVED MY 2 CONC "G.E.D.". THEN, ON TO VALLEY COLLEGE IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA WITH 2 CONC MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER DOROTHY. I ENJOYED SCHOOL VERY MUCH. MY FAVORITE 2 CONC CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL WAS MATH AND IN COLLEGE I ENJOYED HISTORY. 2 CONT 2 CONT "WINTER": 2 CONT THE WINTER MONTHS ON THE FARM WERE THE HARDEST FOR US KIDS WALKING TO 2 CONC AND FROM SCHOOL. THERE WERE TIMES THE SNOW ALMOST BLINDED MY EYE SIGHT ON 2 CONC THOSE TRIPS, AND SOMETIMES I WOULD CLOSE MY EYES AND HANG ON TO GLEN OR 2 CONC ARTHUR, AND LET THEM LEAD THE WAY. OUR FEET AND HANDS WOULD BE SO COLD 2 CONC WHEN WE GOT TO SCHOOL THAT MISS BERRY WOULD HAVE ME TAKE OFF MY SHOES 2 CONC AND SOCKS AND PUT MY FEET IN A PAN OF COLD WATER TO TAKE AWAY THE FROST 2 CONC BITE, AFTER THEY THOWED A LITTLE, SHE WOULD HAVE ME PUT THEM IN WARM 2 CONC WATER TO WARM MY FEET, THEN I WOULD PUT MY SHOES AND SOCKS BACK ON. MAMA 2 CONC WOULD PUT A PAIR OF THE BOYS OVERALLS ON ME, OVER MY DRESS BUT WHEN I GOT 2 CONC TO SCHOOL I WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THEM OFF UNTIL TIME TO START BACK HOME. 2 CONC FOR, WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR ANYTHING BUT DRESSES DURNING THE SCHOOL 2 CONC HOURS, AND MY LEGS WOULD BE SO COLD ALL DAY. FLOSSIE AND I USE TO GO OUT 2 CONC AFTER A NEW FALLEN SNOW AND GET THE NICE CLEAN SNOW AND BRING IT IN AND 2 CONC MAKE SNOW ICE-CREAM. WE THOUGHT THAT WAS A TREAT. MAMA WAS ALWAYS SO GOOD 2 CONC TO LET US DO THINGS LIKE THAT. FLOSSIE AND I USE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME 2 CONC IN THE HOUSE DURING THE WINTER. WE WOULD PLAY JACKS ON OUR BIG ROUND 2 CONC KITCHEN TABLE, OR SET THERE AND CUT OUT PAPER DOLLS FROM THE OUT-DATED 2 CONC SEARS AND MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUES. SOMETIMES WE WOULD COLOR WITH OUR 2 CONC CRAYONS OR CRANK UP THE VICTROLA AND LISTEN TO RECORDS, OR MAMA WOULD 2 CONC READ STORIES TO US. MAMA KEPT BUSY HERSELF AROUND THE HOUSE. SHE WOULD 2 CONC KEEP THE FIRES GOING, COOK A POT OF BEANS OR STEW, MAKE HOT CORN BREAD, 2 CONC ROAST PEANUTS OR POP POPCORN FOR US TO MUNCH ON. FLOSSIE AND I GOT TO BE 2 CONC PRETTY GOOD DONUT MAKERS TOO. DADDY AND THE BOYS USED THIS TIME OF YEAR 2 CONC TO CUT WOOD, MEND THE HARNESSES FOR THE TEAM, GREASE THE WAGON WHEELS, 2 CONC MEND OR REPAIR THE FARM EQUIPMENT, PLOWS ETC., SHARPEN THE HOES AND GET 2 CONC IN A LITTLE HUNTING SOMETIMES. DADDY LIKED TO SIT BY THE FIRE AND 2 CONC WHITTLED ON MATCH STICKS OR A TWIG OF WOOD. HE WOULD MAKE MAMA AND I 2 CONC CROCHET HOOKS. MAMA LET THE DOGS AND CATS STAY INSIDE WHILE IT WAS COLD. 2 CONC WE HAD THIS OUT-DOOR TOILET ROOM (OUT-HOUSE), AND BELIEVE ME WE DID NOT 2 CONC SPEND ANY MORE TIME OUT THERE THAN NEED BE IN THE WINTER. IT WAS DOWN A 2 CONC SLOPE FROM THE HOUSE AND WHEN WE WOULD HAVE RAIN AND THEN A FREEZE, THE 2 CONC PATH ALWAYS FROZE OVER AND IT WAS VERY HARD TO MAKE THE TRIP OUT THERE 2 CONC AND BACK WITHOUT CATCHING A HARD FALL ON THE ICE. AT LEAST DURNING THE 2 CONC WINTER TIME, I HAD FLOSSIE TO WIPE THE DISHES FOR ME. DURNING THE SUMMER 2 CONC SHE ALWAYS HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM WHEN IT WAS TIME TO DO THE DISHES 2 CONC AND SHE WOULD SIT OUT THERE AND READ THE COMICS UNTIL THE JOB WAS DONE. 2 CONC (SEE DOROTHY, YOU TAKE AFTER YOUR AUNT FLOSSIE!). MAMA HAD WHAT WE CALLED 2 CONC A "SLOP JAR"-POT WITH A LID AND A HANDLE TO CARRY IT. THIS WAS USED IN 2 CONC PLACE OF THE "OUT-HOUSE" WHEN THERE WAS ICE AND DURING THE NIGHT. MAMA 2 CONC WOULD EMPTY IT EACH MORNING. MAMA AND GRANDMA USED THE WINTER MONTHS TO 2 CONC QUILT AND CROCHET, THEY HAD EACH OTHER AND THEIR LOVE WAS UNCONDITIONAL. 2 CONC MAMA SURE DID MISS GRANDMA WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY ESPECIALLY DURING THE 2 CONC WINTER MONTHS. IN THE WINTER TIME WE WERE CONFINED TO THE HOUSE AS IT WAS 2 CONC TOO COLD TO PLAY OUTSIDE, THATS WHEN WE PLAYED GAMES, DOMINOES, CHECKERS 2 CONC OR CARD GAMES AND THE WHOLE FAMILY WOULD GET INVOLVED. THE WINTER TIME IS 2 CONC WHEN I LEARNED THE MOST ABOUT SEWING AND CROCHETING. SOME MIGHT THINK 2 CONC THAT LIFE ON THE FARM IS A BORE, BUT I REALLY ENJOYED IT THEN. I DOUBT IF 2 CONC I COULD DO WHAT A FARMERS WIFE HAS TO DO TODAY THOUGH. I DID LEARN HOW TO 2 CONC MILK A COW AND HELPED WITH THAT CHORE WHEN MAMA WAS SICK, BUT THAT WAS 2 CONC HER JOB AND SHE SEMMED TO ENJOY IT, SO THAT WAS MOSTLY LEFT UP TO HER. 2 CONT 2 CONT WHEN I WAS 7-8 YEARS OLD, THERE WAS A HOCKEY GAME IN SPIRO. MAMMA & 2 CONC DADDY TOOK FLOSSIE AND I TO IT, THEY HAD LEFT US THERE WHILE THEY WENT TO 2 CONC THE STORE. THEY WERE NOT TO BE GONE LONG. WHILE FLOSSIE AND I WERE 2 CONC STANDING RIGHT NEAR THE ROPE WHERE EVERYONE ELSE WAS STANDING AS WELL, 2 CONC ONE OF GUYS HIT THE HOCKEY PUCK AND IT HIT ME RIGHT IN THE CHEST. IT 2 CONC KNOCKED THE WIND RIGHT OUT OF ME. I EVEN SAT DOWN ON THE GROUND AND NO 2 CONC ONE NOTICED ME, NOT EVEN FLOSSIE. I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD EVER GET MY 2 CONC BREATH, I THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT DIE RIGHT THEN AND THERE. I HAD THE 2 CONC DARKEST BROOZE ON MY CHEST FOR QUITE AWHILE AFTER THAT. I SHOWED IT TO 2 CONC MAMMA AFTER WE GOT HOME, AND SHE FELT SO BAD THAT SHE HAD NOT BEEN THERE 2 CONC WITH ME WHEN IT HAPPENED. WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD I GOT MY FIRST PAIR OF 2 CONC ROLLER SKATES AND WOULD GO ON FRIDAY NIGHTS TO THE RINK. SOME MAN AT THE 2 CONC RINK TAUGHT ME HOW TO SKATE. I NEVER HAD MY OWN BIKE. 2 CONT 2 CONT I HAVE BEEN ASKED THE QUESTION: WHICH POLITICAL FIGURE DO YOU REMEMBER 2 CONC MOST AND WHY? WELL THAT WOULD BE, FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, I MET HIM IN 2 CONC PERSON WHEN I WAS ABOUT 9-10 YEARS OLD, AROUND 1931 BEFORE HE BECAME 2 CONC PRESIDENT, HE WAS CAMPANING FOR PRESIDENT AT THAT TIME. HE ARRIVED BY 2 CONC TRAIN IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA. HE STOOD OUT ON THE BACK OF THE TRAIN AND MADE 2 CONC A SPEECH TO THE PEOPLE. WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IT AT SCHOOL BEFORE HE HAD 2 CONC ARRIVED, SO WE WERE READY FOR HIS VISIT, WE EVEN GOT OUT EARLY THAT DAY 2 CONC TO GO STAND AND WATCH HIM. IT WAS AN EXCITING TIME FOR ALL IN OUR LITTLE 2 CONC TOWN. 2 CONT 2 CONT I USE TO ENJOY READING THE BIBLE GROWING UP, I STILL ENJOY READING IT. 2 CONC FLOSSIE AND I HAD AN OLD SONGBOOK THAT WE SANG FROM ALMOST DAILY. WE 2 CONC LOVED THIS BOOK. WE THOUGHT WE WERE MOVIE STARS SOME TIMES, I ALWAYS 2 CONC FIGURED BOTH FLOSSIE AND I WOULD END UP AT "THE GRAND OLE OPERA". WE HAD 2 CONC AN OLD WIND-UP VICTROAI THAT WE PLAYED RECORDS ON. WE HAD A LOT OF OLD 2 CONC JIMMY ROGERS RECORDS THAT FLOSSIE AND I USE TO SING ALONG WITH, UNTIL WE 2 CONC LEARNED ALL THE WORDS. MY DREAMS WERE TO BECOME A NURSE AND TAKE CARE OF 2 CONC SICK PEOPLE. I HAD TAKEN A COURSE WITH THE RED CROSS AND GOT A 2 CONC CERTIFICATE THAT WOULD LATER HELP ME TO GET INTO THE NURSING FIELD. I 2 CONC ALSO WANTED TO GET MARRIED AND BE A MOTHER TO FOUR CHILDREN. WELL I DID 2 CONC GET MARRIED AND HAD DOUBLE THE CHILDREN, I DON'T HAVE PAPER'S TO SHOW 2 CONC THAT I AM A NURSE, BUT I HAVE PLAYED THE PART OF A NURSE EVERY SINCE I 2 CONC HAD CHILDREN, ALWAYS FIXING A BOO-BOO OF SOME KIND. 2 CONT 2 CONT WHEN YOU LIVE ON A FARM, THERE IS NOT TOO MUCH TIME TO SOCIALIZE, BUT 2 CONC WE ALWAYS HAD OUR "CLOSE OF SCHOOL" PICNIC AND PIE SUPPERS. PIE SUPPERS 2 CONC WERE WHEN THE LADIES BAKED A PIE AND WE TOOK IT TO THE SCHOOL HOUSE, 2 CONC (THAT WAS WHERE ALL THE NEIGHBORS ACTIVITIES WERE HELD). THE PIES WERE 2 CONC RAFFLED OR AUCTIONED OFF AND YOU SHARED YOUR PIE WITH THE FELLOW THAT WAS 2 CONC THE HIGHEST BIDDER. WE ALSO HAD ICE-CREAM SOCIALS. THERE WERE SEVERAL 2 CONC FAMILIES THAT HAD GET-TOGETHERS (WE CALLED THEM) ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY 2 CONC NIGHTS. THOSE THAT HAD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WOULD BRING THEM. WE WOULD 2 CONC SING AND SOME WOULD DANCE, THEN WE WOULD MAKE SEVERAL FREEZERS OF 2 CONC ICE-CREAM. WE HELD THEM IN DIFFERENT HOMES AND WE OFTEN HAD THEM AT OUR 2 CONC HOUSE. WE HAD OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHURCH IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING UNTIL I 2 CONC WAS 10 YEARS OLD, THEN WE STARTED TO A REGULAR CHURCH. THE LADIES WOULD 2 CONC MEET ABOUT ONCE A WEEK FOR A SECRET PAL EXCHANGE OF GIFTS OR TO HAVE A 2 CONC QUILTING BEE. WHEN IT CAME TIME TO PLANT POTATOES WE WOULD USUALLY HAVE 2 CONC SEVERAL OF THE NEIGHBORS IN TO HELP CUT POTATOES FOR PLANTING THE NEXT 2 CONC DAY AND WE WOULD SORTA MAKE A PARTY OUT OF THE POTATOE CUTTING IN THE 2 CONC EVE. 2 CONT 2 CONT I HAD DATED WILLIAM LEROY RICHARDS A COUPLE TIMES, (MY HUSBANDS 2 CONC BROTHER), BUT ALWAYS HAD A CRUSH ON HIS BROTHER FRANK (NOW MY HUSBAND). 2 CONC FRANK WAS SO HANDSOME AND HAD A GREAT FIGURE AND NICE TAN! MY BEST FRIEND 2 CONC DODLEY LIKED FRANK AT THE TIME. DODLEY HAD SET ME UP ON A BLIND DATE WITH 2 CONC THIS GUY NAMED HAROLD CARTELL AND HER DATE WAS WITH FRANK. WE HAD GONE TO 2 CONC A PARTY THAT NIGHT (ONE OF OUR FRIENDS BIRTHDAY PARTY). DURNING THE 2 CONC PARTY, WE PLAYED LOTS OF DIFFERENT GAMES, EACH HAD TO HAVE A PARTNER. IT 2 CONC SURE WASN'T PLANNED THIS WAY, BUT I ENDED UP BEING FRANKS PARTNER FOR 2 CONC EVERY GAME. FRANKS X-GIRLFRIEND WAS AT THE PARTY AS WELL. HER NAME WAS 2 CONC ALICE PHILLIPS, BOTH SHE AND DODLEY WERE SO JEALOUS AND MAD AT ME. ALL 2 CONC THREE OF US HAD A CRUSH ON HIM. I WON THE PRIZE THAT NIGHT "FRANK"! 2 CONC DODLEY AND I WERE STILL FRIENDS AFTER THAT. (LATER AFTER OUR SON GLENN 2 CONC WAS BORN, FRANK AND I HAD GONE TO DODLEY'S AND HER HUSBANDS HOME FOR A 2 CONC VISIT. HER HUSBAND AND FRANK HAD GONE OUTDOORS. SHE AND I WENT INTO THE 2 CONC CHILDRENS ROOM AND SAT ON THE BED WHILE THE KIDS PLAYED TOGETHER. DODLEY 2 CONC MADE THE REMARK THAT IT WAS TIME FOR HER TO GIVE UP. I ASKED HER ON WHAT? 2 CONC SHE SAID "FRANK", LOOKS LIKE THE TWO OF YOU WILL MAKE A GO AT IT AFTER 2 CONC ALL. I WAS STUNED! SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD ALWAYS BEEN IN LOVE WITH HIM 2 CONC AND HOPED DEEP INSIDE THAT HE WOULD GO BACK TO HER. I JUST DIDN'T KNOW 2 CONC WHAT TO SAY TO HER. (BUT INSIDE I WAS SMILEING ALL OVER MYSELF). 2 CONT 2 CONT MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE MOVIE STARS WERE ROY ROGERS AND ROBERT TAYLOR, I 2 CONC ENJOYED COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC AND CHURCH HYMNS, (I STILL DO). MY 2 CONC FAVORITE SINGER WAS JEAN AUTERY. I ENJOY A DELIOUS BAKED SWEET POTATO 2 CONC WITH A LITTLE BROWN SUGAR, BUTTER AND CINNAMON ON TOP, FRESH BAKED CORN 2 CONC BREAD, AND FRESH FRIED OKRA. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY BROTHER ART HAD A MODLE "T" FORD CAR, HE STRIPPED IT ALL DOWN, I 2 CONC MEAN "ALL DOWN", ALL THAT WAS LEFT WERE THE WHEELS, THE WINDSHIELD, THE 2 CONC STEERING-WHEEL, THE ENGINE AND THE GAS-TANK. THE GAS TANK SET RIGHT 2 CONC BELOWE WHERE THE FRONT SEAT HAD BEEN. THIS IS WHERE ART SAT, RIGHT ON 2 CONC THAT GAS-TANK WHILE HE DROVE. HE NEVER DROVE IT ON THE MAIN ROADS. BUT, 2 CONC HE DID LET BOTH FLOSSIE AND I DRIVE IT ALONG WITH EVER OTHER KID IN TOWN 2 CONC UP AND DOWN THE BACK ROADS WHERE THERE WAS NO TRAFFIC. BOY DID WE HAVE 2 CONC FUN ON THAT THING. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY BROTHERS HAD MADE A TELEPHONE OUT OF CANS AND HAD STRINGS THAT 2 CONC CONNECTED FROM ONE CAN TO THE OTHER. WE WOULD TAKE TURNS TALKING TO EACH 2 CONC OTHER ON IT FROM A DISTANCE, AND YOU REALLY COULD HEAR THEM IN IT. MY 2 CONC BROTHERS WERE ALWAYS GOOD TO FLOSSIE AND I, THEY LIKED DOING THINGS FOR 2 CONC US AND WERE ALWAYS MAKING US TOYS OF SOME KIND. THEY LIKED TO PULL US 2 CONC AROUND IN THE WAGON. SOMETIMES THEY HOOKED THE DOG TOTHE WAGON AND THE 2 CONC DOG WOULD FOLLOW THE BOYS AND PULL US ON A GOOD LONG WALK. OUR DOGS WERE 2 CONC WELL TRAINED, IF ONE OF THE ANIMALS GOT OUT, SAY A PIG. DADDY WOULD SAY 2 CONC "GO GET'EM" AND THE DOG WOULD CHASE IT BACK. THEY WOULD FOLLOW DADDY 2 CONC BEHIND THE PLOW. SOMETIMES THE PLOW WOULD DIG UP A BED OF SNAKES AND THE 2 CONC DOGS WOULD GET'EM. IF MAMA WAS WORKING IN THE GARDEN AND SHE YELLED 2 CONC "JOHN", DADDY WOULD SEND THE DOGS RIGHT OVER. SNAKES LIKED TO HANG OUT IN 2 CONC MAMA'S GARDEN, THE DOGS WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEM. DON'T KNOW HOW THE DOGS 2 CONC DID IT BUT THEY NEVER GOT BIT, EVEN BY THE RATTLESNAKES. DADDY SAID A 2 CONC "KING SNAKE" WAS GOOD TO HAVE AROUND TO EAT THE MICE AND RATS, BUT TO ME 2 CONC A SNAKE WAS A SNAKE AND I DIDN'T WANT TO SEE AROUND. 2 CONT 2 CONT THE CIRCUS: 2 CONT DADDY AND MAMA WOULD TAKE US TO THE CIRCUS, WE WOULD GET SO EXCITED 2 CONC ABOUT WATCHING ALL THE WONDERFUL AND EXCITING FEATURES. THERE WERE 2 CONC SENSATIONAL LEAPERS, TUMBLERS, WIRE WALKERS, BALANCERS AND OTHER DEATH 2 CONC DEFYING FEATS OF SKILL BY BOTH MALE AND FEMALE PERFORNMERS. 2 CONT WONDERFUL TRAINED PONIES, AND ELEPHANTS WOULD PERFORM IN A WONDERFUL 2 CONC MANNER. 2 CONT 2 CONT THE COUNTY FAIR: 2 CONT EVERY YEAR DADDY TOOK US TO THE COUNTY FAIR. SOMETIMES WE WERE ABLE TO 2 CONC ENTER THINGS IN IT, LIKE CANNED FRUIT, SEWING, 4-H PROJECTS, COWS AND THE 2 CONC LIKE. THOSE ARE THE THINGS US KIDS GOT TO ENTER. THERE WERE RIDES FOR US 2 CONC TO GO ON. LOTS OF SUGAR CANDY, COTTON CANDY, CARMEL APPLES AND SO ON, BUT 2 CONC WE NEVER HAD THE MONEY TO BUY ANYTHING WITH. LOTS OF LIVE STOCK, SHEEP, 2 CONC CATTLE ,CHICKENS, PIGS AND SO ON, THAT WERE BEING JUDGED FOR CONTESTS. 2 CONC QUILTS AND OTHER CRAFTS WERE DISPLAYED.(I CAN'T REMEMBER IF DADDY AND 2 CONC MAMA EVER ENTERED ANYTHING, BUT THE BOYS HAD ENTERED A CALF, AND GOT 2 CONC SECOND PLACE). 2 CONT 2 CONT I HAD BEEN DOING A LOT OF SEWING ON A PROJECT FOR ONE OF THE KIDS, 2 CONC TRYING TO GET IT FINISHED BEFORE GOT HOME FROM SCHOOL. BEING IN A HURRY 2 CONC AND BEING TO TIRED AND NOT WATCHING WHAT I WAS DOING, I SEWED MY FINGER 2 CONC RIGHT UP WITH THE MATERIAL. THE SAME FINGER I HAD CUT WITH THE CYCLE 2 CONC DOING THE YARD WORK. (THAT STORY IS UNDER MY HUSBAND FRANK E. RICHARDS 2 CONC JR.). I HAD TO USE MY OTHER HAND TO UNSCREW THE NEEDLE FROM THE BACK OF 2 CONC THE MACHINE. IT HAD GONE ALL THE WAY THROUGH MY FINGER. I HAD GONE IN THE 2 CONC KITCHEN AND FOUND A PAIR PLIERS AND PULLED THE NEEDLE OUT BY MYSELF. I 2 CONC YANKED IT REAL FAST SO IT WOULDN'T HURT SO BAD. (YOU DO, WHAT YOU HAVE TO 2 CONC DO, WHEN YOUR ALONE). 2 CONT 2 CONT I HAVE BEEN ASKED: CAN YOU REMEMBER A TIME OR AN EVENT THAT CHANGED YOUR 2 CONC LIFE? ALL I CAN SAY IS MARRIAGE AND MY FAMILY. WORKING AWAY FROM HOME WAS 2 CONC A BIG DEAL FOR ME. I WAS VERY GREEN AT THE TIME; I LEARNED A LOT FROM THE 2 CONC OTHER GIRLS I WORKED WITH. WORDS I NEVER HAD HEARD BEFORE AND WAS SHOCKED 2 CONC AT WHAT THE MEANINGS OF THEM WERE. WHEN WE MOVED FROM OKLAHOMA TO 2 CONC CALIFORNIA THE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA MADE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE IN A 2 CONC FOREIN COUNTRY. THEY WERE NOT FARMERS, IT WAS A WHOLE DIFFERENT LIFE, 2 CONC CITY LIFE, NOT COUNTRY! 2 CONT 2 CONT I HAVE BEEN ASKED: WAS THERE A TIME THAT YOU REMEMBER BEING ESPECIALLY 2 CONC FUN OR SIGNIFICANT? YES, MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN. I DO EMBRACE THE MEMORY 2 CONC OF THE ONE WONDERFUL CAREFREE YEAR AFTER WE WERE MARRIED AND BEFORE OUR 2 CONC FIRST CHILD WAS BORN. WITH A NEW MARRIAGE CAME THE ADJUSTING THEN THE 2 CONC BIRTH OF EACH CHILD AND THE FUN WE SPENT WITH EACH OF YOU. THE BAPTIZEM 2 CONC OF EACH OF YOU CHILDREN. THE FIRST NEW HOUSE WE BUILT, JUST KNOWING THAT 2 CONC IT WAS OURS, AND ALL OF MY BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT 2 CONC GRANDCHILDREN. ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE SIGNIFICANT AND THE JOY'S OF MY 2 CONC LIFE. 2 CONT 2 CONT "TRADITIONS" 2 CONT WE DID HAVE TRADITIONAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS, SOME OF YOU KIDS MAY 2 CONC HAVE YOUR OWN TRADITIONS NOW. FOR CHRISTMAS WE USE TO DECORATE THE TREE 2 CONC AS A FAMILY. WE HAD A BIG TURKEY DINNER TOGETHER. WE ALWAYS OPENED OUR 2 CONC GIFTS FROM EACH OTHER ON CHRISTMAS EVE, and THEN THE CHILDREN OPENED 2 CONC THEIR GIFTS FROM SANTA ON CHRISTMAS MORNING. ON CHRISTMAS EVE ALL THE 2 CONC FAMILY WOULD ATTEND, THEN HAVE CHRISTMAS MORNING AT THEIR OWN HOMES. ON 2 CONC NEW YEARS EVE, SOMETIMES WE WOULD GATHER AT ONE OF OUR HOMES AND PLAY 2 CONC CARDS, GAMES OR POOL, NO DRINKING, NONE OF US DRANK. WE JUST HAD LOTS OF 2 CONC GOOD OLD FAMILY FUN! THE KIDS LIKED TO HONK CAR HORNS, BANG POTS AND PANS 2 CONC TOGETHER AND BLOW PARTY FAVOR HORNS AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT. OUR HOUSE 2 CONC WAS ALWAYS THE LOUDEST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. ON EASTER, WE WOULD ATTEND 2 CONC CHURCH IN OUR NEW EASTER OUTFITS. WE HAD HAM AND USUALY HAD A PICNIC AT 2 CONC THE PARK WITH AN EASTER EGG HUNT. WE WOULD PLAY BASEBALL, CROQUET 2 CONC SOMETIMES EGG TOSS GAME AND OTHER GAMES. 2 CONT 2 CONT IN 1921 THE YEAR I WAS BORN, THE TOP GROSSING FILMS OF THE YEAR WERE 2 CONC "THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE"-STARRING RUDOLPH VALENTINO. "THE 2 CONC KID"-STARRING CHARLIE CHAPLIN & JACKIE COOGAN. "EVERYWOMAN'S 2 CONC PROBLEM"-SILENT MOVIES. THE TOP HIT SONGS WERE, "KITTEN ON THE KEYS"-BY 2 CONC ZEZ CONFREY, "AIN'T WE GOT FUN"-BY RICHARD A. WHITING. "MAKE BELIEVE"-BY 2 CONC BENNY DAVIS AND "APRIL SHOWERS"-BY BUDDY DESYLVA. $100.00 IN 1921 WOULD 2 CONC EQUAL 1,072.07 TODAY IN 2005. THE COST FOR ONE HERSHEY BAR WAS 5 CENTS. 2 CONT 2 CONT LIFE HAS CHANGED SINCE I WAS BORN IN SO MANY WAYS. NEW INVENTIONS OF 2 CONC EVERDAY LIFE HAS MADE LIFE MUCH EASIER FOR BOTH MAN AND WOMEN. THESE DAYS 2 CONC PEOPLE LIVE MUCH LONGER LIVES WITH DOCTORS BEING MORE EDUCATED AND NEW 2 CONC MEDICATIONS TO BE GIVEN. THESE DAYS COMPUTERS ARE USED FOR EVERYDAY LIFE. 2 CONC SOME DAY THEY WILL PROBALLY TAKE OVER THE JOBS OF MEN, SOME PEOPLE LIVE 2 CONC THEIR LIVES BY THEM. SOCIAL SECURITY IS HERE NOW FOR US OLDER FOLKS TO 2 CONC HELP US SURVIVE AFTER RETIREMENT. I HOPE AND PRAY SOCIAL SECURITY DOSEN'T 2 CONC RUN OUT BY THE TIME YOU WILL NEED IT. 2 CONT 2 CONT I THINK NOW DAYS THAT PEOPLE HAVE IT MADE. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS 2 CONC LIKE IN THE OLDEN DAYS WHEN WE HAD NO TELEPHONE, NO INDOOR PLUMBING OR 2 CONC ELECTRICTY (WHAT A DIFFERANCE IT MAKES). 2 CONT 2 CONT MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER DOROTHY WAS ALWAYS ON THE RUN TRYING TO MEET NEW 2 CONC MOVIE STARS. I GOT A KICK OUT OF IT WHEN SHE INVITED ME ALONG TO A TAPING 2 CONC OF THE SHOW "HAPPY DAY'S". I MET A LOT OF STARS IN PERSON THANKS TO 2 CONC DOROTHY. I EVEN GOT KISSED ON THE HAND BY HENRY WINKLER "THE FONZ", I 2 CONC ALSO MET AND GOT TO TALK TO RON HOWARD "RICHEY OFF HAPPY DAYS-OPIE OFF 2 CONC THE ANY GRIFFITH SHOW", TOM BOSELY, JOANIE AND MRS. CUNNINGHAM. I ALSO 2 CONC MET JACKLIN SMITH AND DENIS COLE (HER HUSBAND AT THE TIME). I MET THE 2 CONC ORGINAL GRANNY CLAMPET OFF THE "HILLBILLY'S". SOMETIMES I FELT LIKE 2 CONC DOROTHY PERSONAL SECRETARY, I TOOK MANY PHONE CALLS AT OUR HOME FROM 2 CONC THESE STARS; BETTY DAVIS, BETTY WHITE, MICKEY ROONEY AND JACKLIN SMITH. 2 CONC DOROTHY IS AN AMAZING WOMAN. SHE HAS HIDDEN TALENTS THAT I WISH THE WORLD 2 CONC COULD SEE. SHE HAS HER OWN LINE OF CARTOONS; SHE HAS HER OWN GREETING 2 CONC CARDS. SHE HAS ENCLUDED ALL HER LIST OF EVENTS AND CONTACTS IN HER 2 CONC BIOGRAPHY WHICH YOU WILL READ LATER IN THIS BOOK. 2 CONT 2 CONT "TICK-TOCK-COFFEE-SHOP" 2 CONT MY SISTER FLOSSIE HAD BEEN WORKING AT "TICK-TOCK-COFFEE-SHOP" FOR A YEAR 2 CONC OR SO. THEN SHE WENT TO WORK FOR HER BOSS RUSS AT A GOLF COURSE SNACK 2 CONC SHOP THAT HE OWNED AS WELL. THEN FLOSSIE HAD HER TEETH PULLED AND WAS IN 2 CONC BAD SHAPE FROM IT. RUSS WAS IN NEED FOR HELP BACK AT THE COFFEE SHOP AND 2 CONC CALLED FLOSSIE, BUT SHE WAS IN NO CONDITION TO WORK. SHE CALLED ME AND 2 CONC SAID THAT RUSS NEEDED THE HELP, AND THAT'S HOW I STARTED WORKING THERE. I 2 CONC WORKED THERE 3 YEARS OR MORE DOING ALMOST EVERYTHING IN THE CAFE. IN THAT 2 CONC TIME, MY BOYS, JOHN AND GLENN BOTH WENT TO WORK THERE ALSO. MY DAUGHTER 2 CONC RUTH STARTED WORKING ALSO, AFTER SCHOOL. JOHN WAS THE COOK AND GLENN THE 2 CONC BUSS BOY AND DISH WASHER AND RUTH WAS A WAITTRESS. WE ALL WORKED 2 CONC DIFFERENT HOURS, I NEVER WORKED WITH THE CHILDREN AS I WORKED DURNING THE 2 CONC DAY WHEN THEY WERE AT SCHOOL. IT WAS A REAL FAMILY ADVANTURE. RUSS TOLD 2 CONC ME THAT I SHOULD BUY THE PLACE. HE WAS ALWAYS BRAGGING ON MY KIDS ON WHAT 2 CONC HARD WORKERS THEY WERE, HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THEM. DORIS WAS 2 CONC WORKING FOR THE TELEPHONE COMPANY AT THIS TIME, SHE WAS THE SWITCHBOARD 2 CONC OPERATOR. FRANK WAS WORKING NIGHT'S AND WAS AT HOME WITH NANCY DURNING 2 CONC THE DAY. THEN MARY AND BOB WERE THERE AFTER SCHOOL, TILL I GOT HOME. WHEN 2 CONC I WAS PREGANT WITH DOROTHY IN MY 8 MONTH I DESIDED TO QUITE AND STAY AT 2 CONC HOME, THAT WAS THE YEAR 1961. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT I HAVE HAD A NICE LIFE AND I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VISIT MANY DIFFERENT 2 CONC STATES. I HAVE BEEN TO MEXICO, CANADA, OKLAOHMA, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, 2 CONC ARZONIA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON STATE, WASHINGTON D.C. MINNISOTA, 2 CONC NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA, GEORGIA, ALABAMA, VIRGINIA, NEVADA, AND THE 2 CONC CATALINA ISLANDS. I HAVE NEVER HAD DESIRE TO GO OVERSEAS. I THINK I HAVE 2 CONC SEEN EVERYTHING I WANT TO SEE. SINCE FRANK PASSED AWAY MY MOST FAVORITE 2 CONC PLACE THAT I HAVE LIVED WAS IN CALIFORNIA, IN MARY AND MIKE SIMONS BACK 2 CONC YARD WHERE THEY PUT MY PARK TRAILER (NOT A TRAVEL TRAILER). IT WAS AT 274 2 CONC MAGNOLIA GLEN IN RIVERSIDE. MARY HAD IT ALL FIXED UP PERFECT FOR ME, I 2 CONC HAD A WHEELCHAIR RAMP AND CUTE LITTLE WOODEN PORCH THAT WENT TO THE FRONT 2 CONC DOOR. SHE HAD PRETTY FLOWERS AND PLANTS AND MY LITTLE HUMMING BIRD FEEDER 2 CONC OUT FOR ME TO WATCH THE BIRDS. THEY HAD A BUILT IN POOL, WHICH WAS RIGHT 2 CONC IN FRONT OF MY TRAILER. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SITE LOOKING OUT MY FRONT DOOR 2 CONC AT THEIR BEAUTIFUL YARD. I WAS VERY HAPPY THERE AS IT WAS "MY HOME", AND 2 CONC I WAS STILL ABLE TO CARE FOR MYSELF, FOR THE MOST PART. THANK YOU MARY 2 CONC AND MIKE FOR ALL THAT YOU DID FOR ME. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. I LOVE ALL OF 2 CONC YOU CHILDREN VERY MUCH, YOU HAVE ALL BEEN VERY GOOD TO ME AND HAVE DONE 2 CONC YOUR BEST TO TAKE CARE OF ME SINCE YOUR FATHER PASSED AWAY. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT "HEALTH HISTORY" 2 CONT I HAVE HAD CATARACH EYE SURGERY. HAD MY GALLBLADDER REMOVED. I HAVE HAD 2 CONC "ANGINA" OF THE HEART FOR MANY YEARS. AT THE AGE OF 83 THEY ARE WANTING 2 CONC ME TO HAVE OPEN HEART SURGERY. I HAVE CHOICE NOT TO. WHAT TIME I HAVE 2 CONC LEFT ON THIS EARTH, I DO NOT WUSH TO SPEND IN A BED. 2 CONT 2 CONT TO ALL MY GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. BE HAPPY AND FEEL 2 CONC BLESSED FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU DO HAVE. ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND YOUR 2 CONC FAMILY. TIME PASSES BY BEFORE YOUR EYES AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU TURN 2 CONC OLD LIKE ME, AND THEN WONDER WHERE ALL THE TIME HAS GONE. ALWAYS KEEP GOD 2 CONC AS THE CENTER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND LET HIM LEAD YOU IN THE DIRECTION HE 2 CONC WANTS YOU TO GO. ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH, WITH OUT IT, WE WOULD BE LOST. 2 CONC ALSO TO ALL MY GRANDCHILDREN, I DO KNOW THAT AS A CHILD MY LIFE WAS MUCH 2 CONC EASIER THAN YOURS IS TODAY GROWING UP, I'M SURE. WE HAD NO DRUGS AND 2 CONC GANGS AS YOUR GENERATION DOES TODAY. PEER PRESSURE IN MY TIME WAS 2 CONC DIFFERENT THAN IT IS NOW DAYS AND I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU YOUNGSTERS GROWING 2 CONC UP, OTHER CHILDREN CAN BE SO MEAN AND CRULE. DON'T LET THEM BRING YOU 2 CONC DOWN TO THEIR LEVELS. 2 CONT (THERE ARE MANY MORE STORIES ABOUT MARY AND HER FAMILY UNDER FLOSSIE 2 CONC EVANS (MARY'S SISTER). __________ 2 CONC ___________________________________________________ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 14 JUL 2005 3 TIME 15:20:35 0 @I14@ INDI 1 NAME FRANK EUGENE /RICHARDS SR./ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 27 NOV 1883 2 PLAC DUBUQUE,ILLINOIS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 30 JUL 1903 2 PLAC GALENA,ILLINOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 7 MAY 1962 2 PLAC FONTANA,CALIFORNIA 1 BURI 2 DATE 10 MAY 1962 2 PLAC MONTICITO CEMETERY,24145 BARTON ROAD,LOMA LINDA,CA. 92354. HE IS LOCATED IN THE "GRAND VIEW" SECTION 371, SPACE #5. 1 FAMS @F5@ 1 FAMC @F9@ 1 NOTE FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. WAS BORN NOVEMBER 27, 1883 AND PASSED AWAY ON 2 CONC MAY 7, 1962. HE WAS 79 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH; HE IS BURIED 2 CONC AT THE MONTICITO CEMETERY, AT 24145 BARTON ROAD, LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA 2 CONC 92354. HE IS LOCATED IN THE AREA CALLED "GRAND VIEW" SECTION 371, SPACE 2 CONC #5. FRANK SR. WAS ENGLISH, AND EMMA WAS GERMAN. 2 CONT FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR.: HIS FATHER WAS JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS AND HIS 2 CONC MOTHER WAS PARMELIA (WISHON) RICHARDS. THERE ARE NOT MANY DATES OF BIRTHS 2 CONC OR DEATHS ON MOST OF THEM. FRANK SR. HAD THREE OTHER BROTHER AND ONE 2 CONC SISTER. 2 CONT 2 CONT APPROXAMENTLY IN THE YEAR 1900-1915 MAYBE EVEN MUCH LONGER, FRANK AND 2 CONC EMMA OWNED THEIR OWN DELI-BAKERY-GROCERY IN MONTABELLO, CA. THEY HAD A 2 CONC BIG SIGN IN THE FRONT OF THE STORE THAT READ "DELICAEESSEN & GROCERY F. 2 CONC RICHARDS". FRANK MANAGED IT AND EMMA DID MOST THE BAKING OF THE PIES AND 2 CONC BREADS. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL COOK AND BAKER. THEY DID HIRE ANOTHER LADY TO 2 CONC COME IN AND HELP EMMA WITH THE BAKING ONCE THE BUSINESS REALLY TOOK OFF. 2 CONT 2 CONT ALSO FRANK SR.OWNED HIS OWN BARBER SHOP IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA IN THE 2 CONC EARLY 1920'S. FRANK JR. (LITTLE FRANK) AND BILL WERE JUST SMALL BOYS. 2 CONC THE SHOP WAS VERY NEAR THE HOUSE YET ON THE MAIN STREE, (BACK THEN YOU 2 CONC DIDIN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOTS OF TRAFFIC). BILL AT THE AGE OF 3 HAD A 2 CONC HEAD FULL OF LONG CURLES THAT EMMA DID NOT WANT TO HAVE CUT. ONE DAY 2 CONC LITTLE FRANK AND BILL WALKED OVER TO THE BARBERSHOP TO VISIT THEIR DAD. 2 CONC AS ALWAYS THE BOYS CLIMBED INTO THE BARBER CHAIRS TO VISIT AND HAVE A 2 CONC LOLLIPOP. WELL ON THIS ONE DAY, BILL HAD CLIMBED UP AND SAT DOWN. FRANK 2 CONC SR. GOT THE CLIPPERS AND CHOPPED AWAY. LEAVING A NICE CLEAN VERY SHORT 2 CONC HAIRCUT. WHEN THE TWO BOYS RETURNED HOME EMMA WAS SO UPSET THAT ALL SHE 2 CONC COULD DO WAS CRY. SHE WAS ANGRY AT BIG FRANK FOR DAYS. 2 CONT 2 CONT ALSO EMMA MANAGED THE BIG APARTMENT COMPLEX THERE IN POMONA THAT THEY 2 CONC LIVED IN DURNING THE TIME FRANK WORKED IN HIS BARBERSHOP. THEY LIVED 2 CONC THERE RENT-FREE PLUS SHE ALSO GOT PAID. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK SR. AND EMMA PACKED THEIR BELONGS AND THE CHILDREN AND MADE A MOVE 2 CONC FROM POMONA TO FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. FRANK SR. DID NOT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE. 2 CONC SO, AT THE AGE OF 12, FRANK JR. (LITTLE FRANK) DID THE DRIVING ON THIS 2 CONC MOVE. IT WAS HERE THAT FRANK SR. WORKED AT "SNYDERS MARKET" AS THE HEAD 2 CONC BUTCHER. HE WORKED THERE TILL HE RETIRED. EMMA WORKED FOR HER SISTER 2 CONC BERTIE IN HER STORE, THE "PIONEER RUG AND MATTRESS" IN SAN BERNARDINO. 2 CONT 2 CONT MANY YEARS AFTER GRANDMA EMMA PASSED AWAY. RUTH, DAVE AND EMMA MOVED INTO 2 CONC THE FAMILY HOUSE ON MERRILL STREET IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA.GRANDPA (FRANK 2 CONC SR.) MOVED IN WITH MY PARENTS FRANK JR. AND MARY. FRANK SR. HAD SURGERY 2 CONC FOR A GROUTH CALLED A "GOITER" IN THE FRONT OF HIS NECK. THEY HAD TO 2 CONC REMOVE IT. MY MOTHER MARY TOOK CARE OF GRANDPA DURNING THAT TIME. IT 2 CONC BECAME VERY OVEREHELMING FOR HER WITH HIM AND HER 8 CHILDREN SHE HAD AT 2 CONC HOME. THIS WAS WHEN DOROTHY WAS JUST AN INFANT. SO UNCLE BILL (DAD'S 2 CONC BROTHER) AND HIS WIFE ANNA TOOK GRANDPA IN AND CARED FOR HIM TILL ANNA 2 CONC COULD NOT DO IT ANY MORE. THEN HE WENT BACK TO THE FAMILY HOUSE AND LIVED 2 CONC WITH RUTH AND DAVE TILL GRANDPA PASSED AWAY IN 1962. 2 CONT 2 CONT MY MOTHER MARY SAYS THAT SHE AND GRANDMA EMMA SPENT A LOT OF TIME 2 CONC TOGETHER. THAT EMMA WAS THE MOST HONEST SWEET NICE AND CHARMING PERSON 2 CONC SHE HAD MET. SHE HAD NEVER HEARD EMMA TELL A LIE TO ANYONE. 2 CONT 2 CONT FRANK SR. AND EMMAS CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) BERTHA EDITH (RICHARDS) CROCKER (NICK NAME BERTIE)BORN 8 MAY 1904, 2 CONC ILLINOIS, DIED 19 NOV. 1956 IN BALBOA, CA.,BURIED IN SAINTA ANNA, CA. 2 CONT 2) EDITH REBECCA (RICHARDS) NUNNLEY (NICK NAME EDIE)BORN 10 JULY 1906 IN 2 CONC ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS, DIED 3 OCT 1986 IN FONTANA,CA., BURIED IN MONTECITO 2 CONC MEMORIAL PARK IN COLTON, CA. 2 CONT 3) RUTH ELIZABETH (RICHARDS) SPURGEON BORN 2 MARCH 1915, DIED 15 MAY 2003 2 CONC FONTANA,CA. BURIED IN GREEN ACRES MEMORIAL PARK IN BLOOMINGTON. 2 CONT 4) FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS JR.BORN 31 AUGUST 1917 IN POMONA, VA. DIED 12 2 CONC SEPT. 1978 IN FONTANA, CA. BURIED IN GREEN ACRES MEMORIAL PARK 2 CONC BLOOMINGTON. 2 CONT 5) WILLIAM LEROY (RICHARDS) (NICK NAME BILL)BORN 19 MAY 1919 MONTEBELLO, 2 CONC CA. MARRIED TO ANNA IN 25 SEPT. 1946 IN FONTANA, DIED 19 OCT 2001, POWAY, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 6) EMMA WAS PREGNANT AGAIN AND THE DOCTOR TOLD HER SHE WAS DIABETIC. THAT 2 CONC THEY WERE GOING TO ABORT THE BABY, IF THEY DIDN'T, BOTH SHE AND THE BABY 2 CONC WOULD DIE. SHE WAS ONLY A FEW MONTHS ALONG; EMMA TOOK THIS VERY HARD AND 2 CONC WENT THROUGH A STAGE OF DEPRESSION FOR A SEVERAL MONTHS. 2 CONT 2 CONT GRANDPA SMOKED A PIPE. HE HAD A SISTER (EDITH) THAT WOULD COME TO VISIT 2 CONC THEM EVERY 6 MONTHS AND WOULD STAY FOR A WEEK AT A TIME. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT HAUNTING SAID THAT TOOK PLACE: 2 CONT 2 CONT Loma Linda - Monticito grave yard - Witnesses report a ghost dressed in 2 CONC white at 2:00 am and don't look at the gate but you will hear something 2 CONC behind you like a voice. But if you turn back at the gate it disappears 2 CONC and at Halloween you see a fog at night. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 20 JUL 2005 3 TIME 09:34:23 0 @I15@ INDI 1 NAME EMMA REBECCA /LINDSEY/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE MAY 1883 2 PLAC APPLEVINE-DUBUQUE,ILLINOIS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 30 JUL 1903 2 PLAC GALENA,ILLINOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 7 MAY 1950 2 PLAC FONTANA,CALIFORNIA 1 BURI 2 DATE 10 MAY 1950 2 PLAC MONTICITO CEMETERY,LOMA LINDA,CALIFORNIA 1 FAMS @F5@ 1 FAMC @F6@ 1 NOTE BIRTH: EMMA WAS BORN MAY 1883, SHE WAS PART GERMAN. 2 CONT 2 CONT DEATH: EMMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 7,1950. SHE WAS 66 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME 2 CONC OF HER DEATH. SHE WAS A NATIVE OF APPLEVINE, ILLINOIS, RESIDENT OF 2 CONC FONTANA FOR 20 YEARS AND OF CALIFORNIA FOR 40 YEARS, DIED ON A MONDAY IN 2 CONC HER HOME AT 1221 WEST MERRILL AVENUE IN FONTANA,CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT BURIAL: HER FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD AT 10 AM ON A FRIDAY IN THE INGOLD 2 CONC CHAPEL IN FONTANA AND INTERMENT WAS IN MONTICILO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT MAY 10, 1950 AT THE MONTICITO CEMETERY, AT 24145 BARTON ROAD, LOMA LINDA, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA 9235, LOCATED IN "GRAND VIEW" SECTION 373 SPACE #3. 2 CONT 2 CONT MARRIAGE:"Jo Daviess County Marriage Book G", This is a transcription of 2 CONC the Circuit Clerks record of marriaKE THE DATABASE EASY TO SEARCH. 2 CONT I want to caution you all that some information found on the Internet 2 CONC with regard to Warnaar Hornbeck's ancestors is TOTALLY unproven and not 2 CONC to be relied on. At the Rootsweb World Connect site I found several 2 CONC submitters on Warnaar Hornbeck and a few of them gave ancestors for him. 2 CONC Let me say it again so there is no doubt - Warnaar Hornbeck's parents and 2 CONC grandparents and any other ancestors are TOTALLY unproven and unknown to 2 CONC anyone as far as I know! These unfounded Internet submissions greatly 2 CONC disturb me for obvious reasons. Other Hornbeck Hunters rely on and 2 CONC believe such submissions as fact when they are NOT proven. I urge you not 2 CONC to rely on the material you find on the Internet regarding Warnaar 2 CONC Hornbeck's ancestors. VERY FEW people HAVE actually conducted research in 2 CONC Europe in an attempt to PROVE Warnaar Hornbeck's ancestors TO NO AVAIL. 2 CONT This Site Was Born: Oct 2, 1998 2 CONT Last Update: February 26, 2005 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 CONT GEORGE LEWIS (TWIN) HORNBACK AND WLLA LOUISA BALL HAD THE FOLLOWING 2 CONC CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) LOYD GLENN HORNBACK BORN 31 DECEMBER 1922 IN KIOWA, OKLAHOMA, MARRIED 2 CONC ON 18 MARCH 1944 IN MCCALESTER, OKLAHOMA TO LOIS LOUISE TARWATER. LOYD 2 CONC DIED ON 30 JUNE 2001 IN HEMET, CALIFORNIA. THEY HAD THE FOLLOWING 2 CONC CHILDREN: 2 CONT A) GLENN EDWARD HORNBACK (LIVING) MARRIED LINDA ELLEDGE (DEAD) THEY 2 CONC HAVE THREE CHILDREN ONE BOY AND TWO GIRLS. 2 CONT B) ANITA KAY HORNBACK (LIVING) MARRIED JAMES DONALD LAUDERALE (DEAD) 2 CONT C) BONNIE SUE HORNBACK BORN 9 SEPTEMBER 1949 DIED 23 NOVEMBER 2000 IN 2 CONC ARKANSAS. MARRIED TED ALVIN ZIEGENFUSS (DEAD). THEY HAD THREE BOYS 2 CONC (LIVING). 2 CONT D) JAMES LEE HORNBACK MARRIED TO NANCY SUE RICHARDS (DIVORCES) 2 CONC MARRIED TO ILKA (?) ALL STILL LIVING. JIM AND NANCY HAD FOUR CHILDREN 2 CONC TOGETHER GIRL AND BOY (LIVING) AND TWIN BOYS JOSEPH EDWARD HORNBACK 2 CONC (STILL BORN) AND JASON LEE HORNBACK BOTH BORN 25 FEBRUARY 1980, JASON 2 CONC DIED ON 15 MAY 1981 AT 15 MONTHS OLD OF KIDNEY FAILURE. 2 CONT E) JOHNNY RAY HORNBACK SR. MARRIED DEANNA LEE MARTIN (BOTH LIVING) 2 CONC DEANNA IS LIVING WITH HER MOTHER NOW, SHE IS PARALIZED AND IN A WHEEL 2 CONC CHAIR SINCE THE CAR ACCIDENT. THEY HAD FOUR CHILDREN, ONLY ONE LIVING. 2 CONC FIRST SONE KEITH SHELDON HORNBACK BORN 16 JULY 1978 IN HEMET, CALIFORNIA 2 CONC AND DIED BY DROWNING IN THE BATH TUB DUE TO A HIGH FEVER ON 18 MAY 1983, 2 CONC SON-JOHN JR. BORN 17 FEB 1977 IN HEMET, CALIFORNIA, DIED IN A CAR 2 CONC ACCIDENT ALONG WITH HIS BABY SISTER JESSICA LOUISE HORNBACK BORN JUNE 2 CONC 1984 IN HEMET CALIFORNIA. THEY BOTH DIED AT LOMA LINDA HOSPITAL IN 2 CONC CALIFORNIA IN NOVEMBER OF ? JUST BEFORE THANKSGIVING. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2) VERNON CARL HORNBACK BORN 3 AUGUST IN BONHAM, LAMAR COUNTY, TEXAS, 2 CONC DIED 25 SEPTEMBER SAN JACINTO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. MARRIED 2 CONC TO CORETTA N. TUCKER (NO DATE). THEY HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: 2 CONT A) CARL HONRBACK 2 CONT B) RAYMOND LEON HORNBACK 2 CONT C) FRANK LEE HORNBACK 2 CONT D) FRANCES "FRANNIE" HORNBACK 2 CONT E) DAVID HONRBACK 2 CONT F) ROGERS HORNBACK 2 CONT G) RICHARD HORNBACK 2 CONT 2 CONT 3) WILLIAM HORNBACK BORN 19 JULY 1920 IN BUTTLE, OKLAHOMA. 2 CONT 2 CONT 4) WILLIS LEON HORNBACK MARRIED TAYE (TWIN) TUCKER. 2 CONT 2 CONT 5) GEORGIA MAE HORNBACK MARRIED BUTLER. 2 CONT 2 CONT 6) CONNIE LEE HORNBACK, MARRIED TO MORRIS. 2 CONT 2 CONT 7) JAMES LOUIS HORNBACK 1 CHAN 2 DATE 14 JUL 2005 3 TIME 16:13:07 0 @I16@ INDI 1 NAME ROBERT C. /LINDSEY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 27 SEP 1855 2 PLAC GRANT COUNTY,WISCONSIN 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 5 SEP 1878 2 PLAC GALENA,JO DAVIES CO. ILLIONOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 18 JAN 1889 2 PLAC JANESVILLE,OHIO (while Traveling) 1 BURI 2 PLAC greenwood cemetery,West Galena Township,Illionis. 1 FAMS @F6@ 1 FAMC @F7@ 1 NOTE Marriage: Lindsay - Casper 2 CONT On Thursday forenoon, Mr. Robt. Lindsay, of Excelsior Mills, Wis., and 2 CONC Miss Elizabeth Casper, of Scales Mound, entered into a life partnership, 2 CONC the Rev. James Baume sealing the contract. The ceremony was performed at 2 CONC the M. E. parsonage on Bench Street, and there were present as witnesses, 2 CONC the parents and a dew of the near relatives of the contracting parties. 2 CONC The attendants were a brother of the groom, and Miss Tatchio, of Scales 2 CONC Mound. The wedding party repaired to Pooley’s gallery and were duly 2 CONC taken, and in the afternoon set out for home. 2 CONT ------------------------- 2 CONT Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriage IndexVolume E, 1870-1885 2 CONT Lindsey, Robert married Casper, Elizabeth on 5 Sep 1878, Page 165 2 CONT 2 CONT ------------------------- 2 CONT Obituary: Robert C. Lindsey 2 CONT A dispatch was received from Chicago on Saturday, the 19th inst., 2 CONC announces the death of Robert C. Lindsey, who breathed his last Friday 2 CONC night on a Baltimore & Ohio train while on his way to Galena from 2 CONC Washington, D. C., where he held a clerkship in the War Department. 2 CONT 2 CONT Mr. Lindsey was born in Vinegar Hill township. His father is dead, but 2 CONC his aged mother still lives, and resides on the old homestead with 2 CONC several of her children. Robert was formerly a student at the German 2 CONC English College in Galena. After leaving college he taught school in 2 CONC different parts of this county. He was at one time principal of the 2 CONC Elizabeth schools, and also was a teacher in the Apple River schools. 2 CONC Some time ago he moved to Iowa, and was following his profession there, 2 CONC when he secured a clerkship in the War Department at Washington. This was 2 CONC about one year and a half ago. 2 CONT 2 CONT Consumption was his ailment, and it soon became evident that he could not 2 CONC recover. His relatives in this county were apprised of his condition, and 2 CONC received a letter a short time since announcing his determination to 2 CONC return to his old home to spend his last days. Mr. Lindsey was 2 CONC accompanied by the wife and four children who survive him. Mrs. Lindsey 2 CONC was a resident of Apple River township at the time of her marriage to her 2 CONC deceased husband. 2 CONT 2 CONT Later. 2 CONT The remains of Robert C. Lindsey arrived in Galena via Illinois Central 2 CONC railroad Sunday morning, accompanied by the wife and four children of the 2 CONC deceased, and were conveyed to the home of his mother in Vinegar Hill 2 CONC township. 2 CONT 2 CONT Mr. Lindsey’s death occurred Friday, when the Baltimore & Ohio train upon 2 CONC which himself and family were passengers was at Zanesville, Ohio. 2 CONT 2 CONT Mr. Lindsey was born in Wisconsin, but his parents settled in Vinegar 2 CONC Hill township, this county, when he was a child, and it was there that he 2 CONC was reared. His father, Thomas Lindsey, died six years ago, but his 2 CONC mother, Mrs. Rebecca Lindsey is still living, and resides on the old 2 CONC homestead. 2 CONT 2 CONT The deceased about a year and two months prior to his death accepted a 2 CONC clerkship in the Sergeant General’s office at Washington, and it was 2 CONC while en route to his old home from the National Capitol that he passed 2 CONC away. Immediately prior to his removal to Washington he was principal of 2 CONC the high school at Bonaparte, Iowa. Previously he was principal of the 2 CONC Elizabeth, Scales Mound and Apple River schools. 2 CONT 2 CONT The funeral of Mr. Lindsey took place from the residence of the mother of 2 CONC the deceased in Vinegar Hill Township at 1 o’clock Tuesday a. m. Rev. H. 2 CONC T. Smidt, pastor of the German Presbyterian church in Galena, conducted 2 CONC services at the house, and the remains were interred in Greenwood. 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 CONT http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/index/index.html 2 CONT Lindsey, Robert- teacher; Sec. 29; P. O. Scales Mound. died january 18, 2 CONC 1889, 34 years old, He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, in West 2 CONC Galena Township, Illioins. 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Household: 1880 United States Census 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT 2 CONT Robert LINDSEY-Self-Married-Male-White-age 25-IL-School Teacher- 2 CONC Ireland-Ireland-born 1855 2 CONT Elizabeth LINDSEY-Wife-Married-Female-White-age 21-IL-Keep House 2 CONC SWITZERLAND-GERMANY BORN 1859 2 CONT Arther A. LINDSEY-Son-SINGLE-Male-WHITE-AGE 10M-IL-IL-IL-BORN 1879 2 CONT D. ROBINSON-Other-Divorced-Male-WHITE-AGE 68-NC-Retired Merchnt-PA-VA 2 CONT BORN 1812 2 CONT ---------------------------------------- 2 CONT Robert LINDSEY Household 2 CONT Male ------------------------------- 2 CONT Other Information: Robert Lindsey 2 CONT Birth Year <1855> 2 CONT Birthplace IL 2 CONT Age 25 2 CONT Occupation School Teacher 2 CONT Marital Status M 2 CONT Race W 2 CONT Head of Household Robert LINDSEY 2 CONT Relation Self 2 CONT Father's Birthplace IRE 2 CONT Mother's Birthplace IRE 2 CONT ---------------------------------------- 2 CONT Other Information: Elizabeth LINDSEY Household Female 2 CONT Birth Year <1859> 2 CONT Birthplace IL 2 CONT Age 21 2 CONT Occupation Keep House 2 CONT Marital Status M 2 CONT Race W 2 CONT Head of Household Robert LINDSEY 2 CONT Relation Wife 2 CONT Father's Birthplace SWITZ 2 CONT Mother's Birthplace GER ----- 2 CONC ----------------------------------------------------------------Other 2 CONC Information: Arther A. LINDSEY Household Male 2 CONT Birth Year <1879> 2 CONT Birthplace IL 2 CONT Age 10M 2 CONT Occupation 2 CONT Marital Status S 2 CONT Race W 2 CONT Head of Household Robert LINDSEY 2 CONT Relation Son 2 CONT Father's Birthplace IL 2 CONT Mother's Birthplace IL 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Other Information: D. ROBINSON 2 CONC Household Male (NOT SURE WHO HE IS) 2 CONT Birth Year <1812> 2 CONT Birthplace NC 2 CONT Age 68 2 CONT Occupation Retired Merchnt 2 CONT Marital Status D 2 CONT Race W 2 CONT Head of Household Robert LINDSEY 2 CONT Relation Other 2 CONT Father's Birthplace PA-FATHER; JESSE ROBINSON 2 CONT Mother's Birthplace VA- MOTHER; CASSANDRA SHERRILL 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254216 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0216 2 CONT Page Number 307A ------------ 2 CONC ---------------------------------------------------------© 1999-2002 by 2 CONC Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English approval: 2 CONC 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 29 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT ROBERT C. LINDSEY AND ELIZABETH CASPER HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN, 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) EMMA REBECCA LINDSEY BORN MAY 1883 IN APPLEVINE-DUBUQUE, ILLINOIS, 2 CONC MARRIED FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. ON 30 JULY 1903 IN GALENA, ILLINOIS. 2 CONC DIED 7 MAY 1950 IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. BURIED ON 10 MAY 1950 IN 2 CONC MONTICITO CEMETERY, LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2) BERTHA MARY LINDSEY BORN 9 SEPT 1882 IN ROSE HILL, MAHASKA, IOWA. 2 CONC MARRIED ON 4 JULY 1906 IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO HILLIMAN MERRITT 2 CONC SPITTLER, WHEN HE DIED SHE MARRIED MR. ROGERS, BERTHA DIED 14 OCT 1966 IN 2 CONC SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT 3) ARTHUR A LINDSAY BORN 1879 IN ILLINOIS, DIED 1898 2 CONT 2 CONT 4) WALTER W. CASPER MARRIED ON 26 FEB 1885 IN DUBQUE,IOWA TO BARBARA 2 CONC (UNKNOWN LAST NAME). 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 12:20:13 0 @I17@ INDI 1 NAME ELIZABETH /CASPER/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 2 MAR 1859 2 PLAC GUILFORD TOWNSHIP,JO DAVIES CO.,ILLINOIS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 5 SEP 1878 2 PLAC GALENA,JO DAVIES CO. ILLIONOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 18 APR 1912 2 PLAC VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND 1 FAMS @F6@ 1 FAMC @F12@ 1 NOTE ELIZABETH CASPER LINDSAY WAS BORN IN GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, JO DAVIESS 2 CONC COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MARCH 2, 1859. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. 2 CONC THOMAS CASPER, BOTH DECEASED. HER FATHER DIED SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO AND HER 2 CONC MOTHER DIED ONE YEAR AGO LAST OCTOBER. SHE SPENT HER GIRLHOOD DAYS AT THE 2 CONC HOME OF HER PARENTS AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR YOUNG LADIES OF THE 2 CONC COMMUNITY. ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1878, SHE MARRIED TO ROBERT C. LINDSAY. THE 2 CONC HOME WAS BLESSED WITH FOUR CHILDREN, TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS: 2 CONT 1) WALTER W. OF DUBUQUE, IOWA 2 CONT 2) MRS. FRANK RICHARDS-EMMA REBECCA OF SAN BERNARDINO, CA. 2 CONT 3) MRS. HILLIMAN SPITLER-BERTHA OF SAN BERNARDINO, CA. 2 CONT 4) ARTHUR PASSED AWAY IN 1898 2 CONT 2 CONT AT THE TIME OF THEIR MARRIAGE HER HUSBAND WAS PRINCIPAL OF THE HIGH 2 CONC SCHOOL AT SCALES MOUND. HE AFTERWARDS OCCUPIED SIMILAR POSITIONS AT 2 CONC ELIZABETH ILL., APPLE RIVER ILL., VAL PARAISO INDIANA, BENTORSPORT AND 2 CONC BONEPART IOWA, AFTER WHICH HE ACCEPTED A GOVERNMENT POSITION AT 2 CONC WASHINGTON, D.C. IN THE WAR DEPARTMENT. WHILE IN WASHINGTON MR. LINDSAY'S 2 CONC HEALTH FAILED AND IT WAS WHILE ON HIS WAY BACK TO GALENA THAT HE PASSED 2 CONC AWAY AT JANESVILLE, OHIO, JANUARY 18, 1889, LEAVING MRS. LINDSAY WITH 2 CONC FOUR SMALL CHILDREN. SOON AFTER THE BURIAL OF THE HUSBAND MRS. LINDSAY 2 CONC MOVED TO SCALES MOUND, RESIDING THERE UNTIL 1895 WHEN SHE MOVED TO 2 CONC DUBUQUE, IOWA, TO GIVE HER CHILDREN A GOOD EDUCATION, AND CONTUNUED TO 2 CONC RESIDE THEIR UNTIL THE PAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS BEFORE HER DEATH. SHE 2 CONC SPENT THE GREATER PART OF HER TIME IN CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, IOWA AND 2 CONC ILLINOIS. HER DEMISE WAS VERY SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED, BEING TAKEN SICK ON 2 CONC WEDNESDAY AT ABOUT 7 O'CLOCK APRIL 18, 1912, AT THE HOME OF HER BROTHER, 2 CONC THOMAS CASPER IN THE VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND, AGED 53 YEARS, 10 MONTHS 2 CONC AND 2 DAYS. MRS. LINDSAY WAS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF 2 CONC FRIENDS WHO HAD KNOWN HER FROM CHILDHOOD AND HER SUDDEN TAKING AWAY HAS 2 CONC BROUGHT SORROW TO MANY HOMES IN THIS ENTIRE COMMUNITY. OWING TO THE TWO 2 CONC DAUGHTERS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA AND ON THEIR WAY HOME TO ATTEND THE 2 CONC FUNERAL. 2 CONT 2 CONT ELIZABETH LEAVES BEHIND SIX BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER: 2 CONT 1) JULLIUS CASPER OF SCALES MOUND 2 CONT 2) THOMAS CASPER OF SCALES MOUND 2 CONT 3) PETER CASPER OF SCALES MOUND 2 CONT 4) JOSEPH OF GYPSUM, KANASAS 2 CONT 5) JOHN OF DEER LODGE, MONTANA 2 CONT 6) HENRY OF DEER LODGE, MONTANA 2 CONT 7) MRS. WM LINDSAY OF MERRIL, IOWA--NO FIRST FIRST NAME WAS LISTED. 2 CONT 2 CONT Marriage: Lindsay - Casper 2 CONT On Thursday forenoon, Mr. Robt. Lindsay, of Excelsior Mills, Wis., and 2 CONC Miss Elizabeth Casper, of Scales Mound, entered into a life partnership, 2 CONC the Rev. James Baume sealing the contract. The ceremony was performed at 2 CONC the M. E. parsonage on Bench Street, and there were present as witnesses, 2 CONC the parents and a dew of the near relatives of the contracting parties. 2 CONC The attendants were a brother of the groom, and Miss Tatchio, of Scales 2 CONC Mound. The wedding party repaired to Pooley’s gallery and were duly 2 CONC taken, and in the afternoon set out for home. 2 CONT 2 CONT Newspaper prices: Card of thanks, 50 cents, obituary poetry, 5 cents a 2 CONC line. Church & society notices in regard to suppers, entertainments, 2 CONC considerations, 5 centers per line. Resolutions of respect, $1.00. Wood 2 CONC cost $6 a cord. 2 CONT 2 CONT NEWS PAPER ARTICAL--Theater: February 16, 1916, The new Star Theater 2 CONC opens tonight for the first time and the majority of people are certainly 2 CONC glad of it. Mr. Burns, the proprietor. Several trials were made before 2 CONC tonight and those who witnessed the shows say that the picture are best 2 CONC to be seen in this part of the state. Picture Programs at Star Theater: 2 CONC "Spoilers" admission will be 15 and 25 cents. "Just Out of College", 2 CONC "All for a Girl" Thorns of Passion". 2 CONT 4 Reel Feature "Thorns of Passion" at the Star Theater. 10 cents of all. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 28 JUN 2005 3 TIME 17:52:35 0 @I18@ INDI 1 NAME THOMAS /LINDSEY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 5 AUG 1823 2 PLAC COUNTY DONEGAL,IRELAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 4 APR 1852 2 PLAC Vinegar Hill township,Illinois 1 DEAT 2 DATE 17 JUL 1882 2 PLAC West Galena Township,Illinois 1 BURI 2 PLAC GREENWOOD CEMETERY,ILLINOIS 1 FAMS @F7@ 1 NOTE BURIED IN THE GREENWOOD CEMETERY IN-West Galena Township, Illinois 2 CONT Lindsey Thomas, d July 17, 1882, 59y 2 CONT Lindsey Robert, d Jan 18, 1889, 34y 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONC Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household: 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) Thomas LINDSEY-Self-Married-Male-White-age 57-IRELAND-Farmer- FATHER 2 CONC BORN IN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IN IRELAND-THOMAS WAS BORN 1823 2 CONT 2) Rebecca LINDSEY-Wife-Married-Female-White-age 50-IRELAND-Keeping 2 CONC House-FATEHER BORN IN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IN IRELAND-REBECCA 1830 2 CONT 3)J. Sarah LINDSEY-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 20-IL-Without 2 CONC Occupation-FATHER IRELAND-MOTHER IRELAND-SARAH JANE BORN 1860 2 CONT 4) John LINDSEY-Son-Single-Male-White-age 18-IL-Farm Laborer- FATHER 2 CONC BORN IN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IN IRELAND-JOHN BORN 1862 2 CONT 5) Hamilton LINDSEY-Son-Single-Male-White-age 15-IL-Farm Laborer- 2 CONC FATHER BORN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IN IRELAND- HAMILTON BORN 1865 2 CONT 6) Thomas LINDSEY-Son-Single-Male-White-age 13-IL- Attending School- 2 CONC FATHER BORN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IRELAND-THOMAS BORN 1867 2 CONT 7) George LINDSEY-Son-Single-Male-White-age 11-IL-Attending School- 2 CONC FATHER BORN IRELAND- MOTHER BORN IRELAND- GEORGE BORN 1869 2 CONT 8) Margaret LINDSEY-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 8-IL-At Home- 2 CONC FATHER BORN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IN IRELAND-MARGARET BORN 1872 2 CONT 9) Isabella LINDSEY-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 4-IL-At Home- 2 CONC FATHER BORN IN IRELAND-MOTHER BORN IN IRELAND-ISABELLA BORN 1876 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Vinegar Hill, Jo Daviess, Illinois 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254217 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0217 2 CONT Page Number 433A 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------© 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 27 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT THOMAS AND REBECCA LINDSEY HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1)ROBERT C. LINDSEY 2 CONT 2)GEORGE LINDSEY 2 CONT 3)HAMILTON LINDSEY 2 CONT 4)ISABELLA LINDSEY 2 CONT 5)JOHN LINDSEY 2 CONT 6)MARGARET LINDSEY 2 CONT 7)SARAH JANE LINDSEY 2 CONT 8)THOMAS LINDSEY 2 CONT 9)WILLIAM LINDSEY 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 12:23:30 0 @I20@ INDI 1 NAME JOSEPH EDWARD /RICHARDS/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 21 AUG 1854/1855 2 PLAC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP,ILLINOIS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 6 MAR 1873 2 PLAC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP,ILLINOIS 1 FAMS @F9@ 1 FAMC @F10@ 1 NOTE MY MOTHER MARY RICHARDS, TOLD ME A STORY ABOUT JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS, HE 2 CONC OWNED HIS OWN IRON MINES IN ILLINOIS'S.HE WAS A VERY WEALTHY MAN. HE SENT 2 CONC HIS CHILDREN TO THE FINEST SCHOOLS. HIS SON, MY GRANDPA FRANK EUGENE 2 CONC RICHARDS SR. WAS A WELL EDUCATED MAN, DUE TO THE SCHOOLING HIS DAD 2 CONC PROVIDED. HE ALSO HAD A FARM WHERE HE RAISED STOCK, MOSTLY HORSES. HIS 2 CONC WIFE PARMELIA WISHON HAD A STROKE LATER ON IN LIFE AND COULDN'T TALK OR 2 CONC WALK AFTERWORDS. 2 CONT 2 CONT FAMILY HISTORY FOR JOSEPH RICHARDS 2 CONT ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP 2 CONT 2 CONT Biographical Directory 2 CONT From "The History of JoDaviess County Illinois" 2 CONT by H.F. Kett & Co., 1878 2 CONT 2 CONT RICHARDS JOSEPH, Farmer; Sec. 12; P.O. Elizabeth; born in Elizabeth, Aug. 2 CONC 21, 1854; never been away from his native village; born in a log cabin 2 CONC near his father's present residence; married Miss Parmelia Wishon March 2 CONC 6, 1873; she was born in Elizabeth Tp., near the famous Wishon Diggings, 2 CONC Sept. 7, 1865; have two children: Martin Wishon Richards, born Jan. 11, 2 CONC 1874; Joseph E. Richards, May 14, 1876; Mr. R. Has 163 acres of land, a 2 CONC fine house, and a well 228 feet deep, said to be the second in the Co. in 2 CONC point of depth. 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS AND PARMELIA WISHON HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN; 2 CONT 1) FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. 27 NOVEMBER 1883 IN DUBUQUE, ILLINOIS, 2 CONC MARRIED 30 JULY 1903 IN GALENA, ILL, TO EMMA REBECCA LINDSEY. 2 CONT 2) CATHRINE EDITH (ONE IS THE MIDDLE NAME) RICHARDS BORN 1879 IN 2 CONC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS. 2 CONT 3) EDWARD RICHARDS 2 CONT 4) MARTIN WISHON RICHARDS 11 JANUARY 1874 2 CONT 5) WILLIAM RICHARDS 1866 IN ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS, DIED 20 MARCH 1948 IN 2 CONC LOMA LINDS, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 6) JOSEPH E. RICHARDS14 MAY 1876 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household: 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT Joseph RICHARDS-Self-Married-Male-White-age 25-IL-Farmer-ENG-ENG-1855 2 CONT Parmilecia RICHARDS-Wife-M-Female-W-25-IL-Keep House-KY-NY-born 1855 2 CONT Martin W. RICHARDS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 6-IL-IL-IL-born 1874 2 CONT Joseph E. RICHARDS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 4-IL-IL-IL-born 1876 2 CONT Cathrine RICHARDS-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 1-IL-IL-IL-b 1879 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254216 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0216 2 CONT Page Number 310C ----------- 2 CONC ----------------------------------------------------------© 1999-2002 by 2 CONC Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English approval: 2 CONC 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 30 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 10:05:36 0 @I21@ INDI 1 NAME PARMELIA "PARMILECIA" /WISHON/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 7 SEP 1854/1855 2 PLAC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP,ILLINOIS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 6 MAR 1873 2 PLAC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP,ILLINOIS 1 FAMS @F9@ 1 FAMC @F20@ 1 NOTE JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS AND PARMELIA WISHON HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN; 2 CONT 1) FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS SR. 27 NOVEMBER 1883 IN DUBUQUE, ILLINOIS, 2 CONC MARRIED 30 JULY 1903 IN GALENA, ILL, TO EMMA REBECCA LINDSEY. 2 CONT 2) CATHRINE EDITH (ONE IS THE MIDDLE NAME) RICHARDS BORN 1879 IN 2 CONC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS. 2 CONT 3) EDWARD RICHARDS 2 CONT 4) MARTIN WISHON RICHARDS 11 JANUARY 1874 2 CONT 5) WILLIAM RICHARDS 1866 IN ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS, DIED 20 MARCH 1948 IN 2 CONC LOMA LINDS, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 6) JOSEPH E. RICHARDS14 MAY 1876 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 12:01:31 0 @I22@ INDI 1 NAME THOMAS /RICHARDS/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 11 NOV 1815 2 PLAC ENGLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 4 JUL 1840 2 PLAC BLOOMSBURG,PA 1 FAMS @F10@ 1 NOTE FAMILY HISTORY FOR THOMAS RICHARDS 2 CONT ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP 2 CONT 2 CONT Biographical Directory 2 CONT From "The History of JoDaviess County Illinois" 2 CONT by H.F. Kett & Co., 1878 2 CONT 2 CONT RICHARDS THOMAS, Farmer; Sec. 24; P.O. Elizabeth; born in England Nov. 2 CONC 11, 1815; came to America in 1837; settled in Pottsville, Pa.; went from 2 CONC there to Big Sandy, 35 miles south of St. Louis; from there to Wisconsin, 2 CONC and then returned to Pa.; came to Jo Daviess Co. in 1850, and his home 2 CONC has been here ever since; married Peggy James at Bloomsburg, Pa., July 4, 2 CONC 1840; she was born Sept. 10, 1824, and came to America at the age of 6 2 CONC years; they have six children living: John Henry, born Sept. 24, 1843; 2 CONC Thomas, June 27, 1849; Tobias, Aug. 21, 1852; Joseph, Aug. 21, 1854; Geo. 2 CONC W., June 29, 1859; Susan H., Jan. 27, 1866; have lost two children; Mr. 2 CONC Richards has been an extensive traveler during his life; he delights to 2 CONC talk of Pennsylvania as his home in America around which many pleasant 2 CONC memories linger. 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE ON THIS: I HAVE ADDED IT IN TO SEE WHAT WE 2 CONC CAN FIND AT A LATER POINT. IT MAY COST MONEY TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION. 2 CONT 1880 CENSUS INDEX 2 CONT Jo Daviess Co., 2 CONT 2 CONT This index is based on the following National Archives census films 2 CONC delineating Jo Daviess County Illinois: T 9, #216, 217. 2 CONT This index lists all heads of households, and others living within that 2 CONC household, and a parent if within the household. The index lists an A & B 2 CONC after each page number; this is because there are two (2) per number. The 2 CONC even pages of the township delineation is B, the odd being A. Our page 2 CONC numbers are based on the stamped number in the right hand corner of every 2 CONC other page. 2 CONT T9, 216: contents: T9, 217: Contents: 2 CONT 2 CONT JO DAVIESS: 2 CONT WISHON, Martin 306A - We - Wo 2 CONT 2 CONT The Jo Daviess County ILGenWeb greatfully acknowledges the tremendous 2 CONC work in the transcription done by Marjorie Smith to complete this 2 CONC listing. Thank You Marjorie! 2 CONT 2 CONT Wishon, Catherine ElizabthVil 106B 1870 CENSUS index 2 CONT 1870 CENSUS INDEX, JO DAVIESS COUNTY 2 CONT 2 CONT RICHARDS, Edwin 22 RICHARDS, Elizabeth 86 RICHARDS, Frederick 36 2 CONC RICHARDS, James 209 RICHARDS, John 86, 287, 330, 354 RICHARDS, Mary 290 2 CONC RICHARDS, Thomas 108 RICHARDS, Truman B. 129 RICHARDS, William 34, 86, 2 CONC 289, 307. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT THOMAS RICHARDS SON "TOBIAS RICHARDS: 2 CONT Household: 2 CONT Name-Relation-Marital-Status-Gender-Race-Age-Birthplace-Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace-Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT 2 CONT George GREEN-Self-Married-Male-White-age 37-WI-Carpenter-ENG-ENG 2 CONT Frances H. GREEN-Wife-M-Female-White-age 33-WI-Keeping House-ENG-ENG 2 CONT George E. GREEN-Son-Single-Male-White-age 12-IL-At School-WI-WI 2 CONT Caroline M. GREEN-Dau-Single-Female-White-age 9-IL-WI-WI 2 CONT *****Tobias RICHARDS-Other-W-Male-White-age 28-IL-Miner-ENG-ENG***** 2 CONT Susan ADAMS-Other-Single-Female-White-age 22-IL-Servant-ENG-ENG 2 CONT Isaac WILCOX-Other-Married-Male-White-age 35-ENG-Miner-ENG-ENG 2 CONT John M. TURNER-Other-Married-Male-White-age 46-KY-Miner-KY-KY 2 CONT George GOYEN-Other-Single-Male-White-age 15-MI-Hostler-ENG-ENG 2 CONT James HENRY-Other-Single-Male-White-age 19-IRE-Blacksmith-IRE-IRE 2 CONT Benjamin TART-Other-W-Male-White-age 78-KY-KY-KY 2 CONT Felix CLARK-Other-Single-Male-White-age 56-IL-Laborer-VA-IRE 2 CONT Amelia DAVIESS-Other-Single-Female-White-age 24-IL-School Teacher 2 CONC --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254217 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0217 2 CONT Page Number 317A 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------© 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 26 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT THOMAS RICHARDS AND PEGGY JAMES HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS BORN 21 AUG 1854 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, 2 CONC ILLINOIS, MARRIED 6 MARCH 1873 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS. MARRIED 2 CONC PARMELIA WHISON BORN 7 SEPTEMBER 1854 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS. 2 CONT 2)JOHN HENRY RICHARDS BORN 24 SEPTEMBER 1843 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, 2 CONC ELIZABETH, MO. 2 CONT 3) THOMAS RICHARDS BORN 27 JUN 1849 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, ELIZABETH, MO. 2 CONT 4) TOBIAS RICHARDS BORN 21 AUGUST 1852 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, ELIZABETH, 2 CONC MO. HE MARRIED TO MARY ANN JONES ON 7 JULY 1875 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, 2 CONC ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS. 2 CONT 5) GEORGE W. RICHARDS BORN 29 JUNE 1875 2 CONT 6) SUSAN H. RICHARDS BORN 27 JANUARY 1866 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, JO 2 CONC DAVIES, ILLINOIS. 2 CONT 7)(UNKNOWN) RICHARDS-PASSED 2 CONT 8)(UNKNOWN) RICHARDS-PASSED 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 10:08:08 0 @I23@ INDI 1 NAME PEGGY /JAMES/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 10 SEP 1824/1826 2 PLAC CAME TO AMERICA IN 1830-ENGLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 4 JUL 1840 2 PLAC BLOOMSBURG,PA 1 FAMS @F10@ 1 NOTE Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household: 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace; 2 CONT 2 CONT Peggy RICHARDS-Self-Widow-Female-White-age 54-ENG-Keep House-ENG-ENG 2 CONT George RICHARDS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 21-IL-On Farm-ENG-ENG 2 CONT Susan RICHARDS-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 14-IL-At Home-ENG-ENG 2 CONC --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254216 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0216 2 CONT Page Number 308C 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------© 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 28 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 1 CHAN 2 DATE 7 JUL 2005 3 TIME 12:03:55 0 @I24@ INDI 1 NAME THOMAS /CASPER/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1830 2 PLAC SWITZERLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 14 FEB 1855 2 PLAC JO DAVIES CO. ILLIONOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1895 1 FAMS @F12@ 1 NOTE 1855 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX FOR JO DAVIESS COUNTY 2 CONT A genealogist once suggested to me to use the Personal Property Taxes to 2 CONC search for an ancestor. These list not only those who own real property, 2 CONC but the renter who only had a horse or some farm equipment. These lists 2 CONC were found in the back of each Township's Real Property Tax Book. 2 CONC Woodland Township Tax Book was not found, so the 1856 taxes were 2 CONC substituted. These books are now located in the Galena History Room at 2 CONC the Galena Public Library. 2 CONT 2 CONT In Whose Name Listed---PP Value---Township---Delinquent Reason 2 CONT Casper, Thomas 303 Guilford 2 CONT 2 CONT (I FOUND THIS, NOT SURE IF IT ALL CONNECTS IN WITH OUR THOMAS CASPER OR 2 CONC NOT---I WILL PUT IT IN HERE FOR NOW AND RESEARCH IT AT A LATER TIME): 2 CONT Casper, Geo.- Sec. 1; P. O. Scales Mound. 2 CONT Casper, Jos. - Sec. 1; P. O. Scales Mound. 2 CONT Casper, Julius - Sec. 1; P. O. Scales Mound. 2 CONT Casper, Thos. - farmer; Sec. 1; P. O. Scales Mound. Born in Switzerland 2 CONC in 1823. Came to this County in 1841. Owns 160 acres of land. Married 2 CONC Julia Frick in 1849. She was born in this County in 1827. Had three 2 CONC children: Joseph, John and Julia. She died in March 1854. [He] married 2 CONC again in 1855, to Maria Getz. She was born in Germany in 1835. They have 2 CONC seven children: George, Emma, Elizabeth, Thomas, Barbara, Henry and 2 CONC Peter; lost one, Christian, died March 23, 1871. Mr. C. is serving his 2 CONC second term as School Director; was Overseer of Highways four years. They 2 CONC are members of the Lutheran Church. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 28 JUN 2005 3 TIME 18:14:38 0 @I28@ INDI 1 NAME MARY /GAUTZENHEIMER OR GATES/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 PLAC GERMANY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1855 2 PLAC JO DAVIES CO. ILLIONOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE OCT 1911 1 FAMS @F12@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 15 JUL 2005 3 TIME 18:21:34 0 @I36@ INDI 1 NAME JOHN ALVIN /PARTAIN/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 15 MAR 1891 2 PLAC ARKANSAS,USA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 19 NOV 1971 2 PLAC HASKELL COUNTY,SPIRO,OK. 1 BURI 2 DATE NEW HOPE CEMETERY 2 PLAC NEW HOPE,OKLAHOMA,NEAR SPIRO 1 IDNO 115705 1 FAMS @F13@ 1 FAMC @F14@ 1 NOTE JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN ID 115701 REFERENCE NUMBER 15705, MALE,BORN 15 MARCH 2 CONC 1891 IN ARKANSAS. HE IS IN THE 1900 CENSUS MORGAN TOWNSHIP, CLEBURNE 2 CONC COUNTY, ARKANSAS. DEATH 19 NOV 1971 IN NEW HOPE,SPIRO, LE FLORE COUNTY, 2 CONC OKLAHOMA, USA. SSN# 556-22-4229 ISSUED IN CALIFORNIA ABT 1936 CALIFORNIA, 2 CONC US. RESIDENCE: 1971 STIGLER, HASKELL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA USA. FATHER JOHN 2 CONC THOMAS PARTAIN BORN 6 DEC 1866 IN ARKANSAS, USA. MOTHER JULIA E. MAXWELL 2 CONC BORN 1868 IN ARKANSAS, USA. 2 CONT 2 CONT John Alvin Partain 556-22-4229 was the second of 10 children born to John 2 CONC Thomas and Julia Partain. He was born in Settlement, Arkansas March 15, 2 CONC 1891 and died at Stigler, Oklahoma November 19, 1971 at the age of 80. 2 CONC John was 12 years old when the family moved from Arkansas to Spiro, 2 CONC Oklahoma. His mother died when he was 16 and two years later his father 2 CONC married Etta Elliott. John and Etta did not get along well at all and he 2 CONC soon left home. During his late teen years, John stayed on the move. He 2 CONC had some dogs and hunted and fished and lived off the land part of the 2 CONC time. He would go over to McAllister, Oklahoma and join up with people 2 CONC following the wheat harvest. This would carry him as far North as Canada. 2 CONC When that was finished he would follow the corn harvest or he would go 2 CONC over to Muskogee, Oklahoma and work at whatever jobs were available. He 2 CONC rode the rails for tansportation and some times he went by horseback. 2 CONT 2 CONT On December 18, 1916, John married Lena Ruth Watson. Lena was born in 2 CONC Hartford, Missouri, March 26, 1894, and lived there until she was 11 2 CONC years old. At that time (1905) her parents moved to Spiro, Oklahoma. John 2 CONC Thomas and Julia Partain lived in the next block and the two families 2 CONC became friendly neighbors. 2 CONT 2 CONT When Lena's family left Spiro they moved to Vinita, Oklahoma, then on to 2 CONC Claremore, Oklahoma. They bought a home in Claremore and Lena's father 2 CONC worked in a creamery, did farm work, and helped clear land. Lena wrote to 2 CONC John and his sister, Ollie, during the time they lived in Claremore. 2 CONT 2 CONT John and a buddy named Lon Dabney went to Skiatook, Oklahoma to join the 2 CONC service. Lon joined but John changed his mind and went to work for the 2 CONC phone company in Skiatook. He would go to Claremore on weekends to visit 2 CONC the Watson family. 2 CONT 2 CONT When Lena was about 17 her family moved to Iowa. John was following the 2 CONC harvest and shucking corn and when his work took him close enough he 2 CONC would always visit Lena and her folks and spend his weekends with them. 2 CONC The Watson family moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma when Lena was 19 or 20 and 2 CONC she went to work for the Muskogee Wholesale Company. John lived in Spiro 2 CONC at this time and would visit as often as he could. They would visit 2 CONC medicine shows for entertainment or, sometimes, hypnotic shows. One time 2 CONC they saw a man hypnotized in a casket that was in a store window. 2 CONC Forty-eight hours later they went back to see him awakened, and he was 2 CONC hurried away to get food and drink. 2 CONT When Lena was about 22 she took a bus from Muskogee to Bokoshe and John 2 CONC took a bus from Spiro to Bokoshe and they were married. They made their 2 CONC home in Spiro. 2 CONT 2 CONT Children born to John A. and Lena Partain: 2 CONT 1-Glenn Alvin Born September 6, 1918 in Spiro died april 22, 2005, in 2 CONC spiro, Oklahoma. he was laid to rest at 10 am on monday april 25, 2005, 2 CONC by the mallory martin funeral home chapel in spiro, in the "new hope 2 CONC cemetery" Spiro, OkLahoma. Officiation: Mr. Jim Duvree, Pallbearers: 2 CONC Richard Partain, Randy Partain, Jim Stubblefield, Sam Stubblefield, Allen 2 CONC Woelerton, Tim Palmer & Randy Stulttle.Glen was a life member of the 2 CONC American Legion, a member of the VFW #4884, AFL_CIO of California, and 2 CONC Nra and a member of the Church of Christ. He loved antique cars and 2 CONC tractors. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2-Arthur Thomas Born April 15,1920 died Nov.29, 2001 Buried in Green 2 CONC Acres Cemetery Bloomington, Ca. 2 CONT 3-Mary Mae Richards Born Oct. 3, 1921 2 CONT 4-Flossie Marie Evans Born July 25, 1924 2 CONT 2 CONT In October of 1919 John, along with his brother Arthur, purchased land on 2 CONC Bokoshe Mountain. John and Lena moved back to Spiro where Arthur, Flossie 2 CONC and Mary were born. 2 CONT 2 CONT Arthur was born at John Thomas Partain's house. The place bordered 2 CONC property John had bought. John and Lena's home was built just before Mary 2 CONC was born in 1921. The window and doorframes and finishing were completed 2 CONC after they moved in as they needed to be in the house before the new baby 2 CONC arrived. 2 CONT 2 CONT JOHN AND LENA RAISED ONE MILK COW, TWO TEAMS OF MULES, CHICKENS, PIGS 2 CONC AND HOGS, COTTON, IRISH POTATOS, CORN, WHEAT, OATS, PEANUTS, 2 CONC "TRUCK-PATCH" WITH VEGTABLE'S, WATERMELLONS AND MANY OTHER FRUITS, FRUIT 2 CONC TREES-APPLES, PEARS, PLUMS, PEACH'S, CHERRY'S AND BERRY'S. 2 CONT MARY PARTAIN RICHARDS-JOHN'S DAUGHTER, EXPLAINS SOME OF THE FARMING 2 CONC JOBS. ONCE THE COTTON SEED HAD BEEN PLANTED AND WAS READY FOR HARVEST 2 CONC TIME. DADDY HAD HIRED HANDS TO HELP ALONG WITH THE REST OF OUR FAMILY. WE 2 CONC WOULD PICK THE COTTON OFF THE BOWLS. IT TORE OUR HANDS ALL UP EVEN WITH 2 CONC GLOVES ON. WE WOULD HAVE LONG SCRATCHES UP AND DOWN OUR ARMS. MAMA WOULD 2 CONC DOCTOR US UP AT NIGHT BEFORE BED. I REMEMBER WORKING OUT THERE AND 2 CONC LOOKING UP AT DADDY AND ASKING HIM "DO YOU HAVE TO GROW THIS STUFF"? HE 2 CONC SAID, "YES SISTER", (THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL CALLED ME), THIS WILL HELP US 2 CONC THROUGH THE WINTER. I DID NOT ENJOY THIS PART OF FARMING, BUT I DID ENJOY 2 CONC THE POTATOE FIELDS. 2 CONT DADDY HAD BIG PLOWS THAT DUG THE POTATOE'S UP OUT OF THE GROUND AND 2 CONC THAT LAYED THEM TO THE SIDE.WE ALL HAD WALKED BEHIND THE PLOW WITH 2 CONC BASKETS ON OUR ARMS. WE BENT OVER AND PICKED UP AS MANY POTATOE'S TO FILL 2 CONC THE BASKET, THEN WE TOOK IT OVER TO THE GRADER. THIS WOULD SEPERATE THE 2 CONC POTATE'S INTO SIZE GROUPS AND THEN THEY WERE BAGGED. 2 CONT MARY AND FLOSSIE TELL STORIES ABOUT THEIR DADDY, JOHN ALVIN. WHEN HE 2 CONC AND UNCLE HOMER (LENA'S BROTHER), WOULD GET TOGETHER THEY WOULD DRIVE 2 CONC EACH OTHERS CHILDREN CRAZY. THEY WOULD POKE FUN AND TEAS, TILL SOMEONE 2 CONC ENDED UP CRYING. ALL OF UNCLE HOMER'S KIDS WOULD PROVOKE DADDY INTO DOING 2 CONC OR SAYING SOMETHING TO MAKE THEM MAD. THEN US KIDS WOULD DO THE SAME TO 2 CONC UNCLE HOMER. THIS ONE DAY. HOMER HAD BEEN TALKING TO MAMA, AND I (MARY) 2 CONC WOULD NOT LEAVE UNCLE HOMER ALONE, I JUST KEPT BUGGING HIM. WHEN WE WENT 2 CONC OUTSIDE, HE GRABBED ME BY MY KNEES AND HELD ME UPSIDE DOWN AND STUCK MY 2 CONC HEAD IN A BIG MUD PUDDLE. I WAS SO MAD AT HIM. MAMA SAID, "WELL, NOW 2 CONC MAYBE YOU WILL LEAVE HIM ALONE!", THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR, AS 2 CONC SOON AS THEY LEFT MAMA WASHED MY HAIR. 2 CONT UNCLE HOMER'S OLDEST BOY GEORGE, HE ALWAYS HAD A WAY OF GETTING BACK AT 2 CONC DADDY FOR TEASING HIM, ONE DAY HE HAD GONE TO FAR THOUGH. WE HAD GONE TO 2 CONC THEIR HOME AND DADDY MADE GEORGE SO MAD, THAT WHEN WE PULLED AWAY FROM 2 CONC THEIR HOUSE, GEORGE PICKED UP A BIG ROCK AND THREW IT THROUGH THE BACK 2 CONC WINDOW OF THE TRUCK. BOY, WAS DADDY MAD AND HE NEVER LET GEORGE LIVE THAT 2 CONC DOWN, GEORGE WOULD GO HIDE WHEN EVER WE WENT TO THEIR HOUSE AFTER THAT. 2 CONT UNCLE HOMER AND HIS WIFE ALWAYS HAD A BABY AT THEIR HOME WHEN WE WERE 2 CONC YOUNG. DADDY WOULD TAKE THE BABY AND HOLD IT UP HIGH SO THE KIDS COULDN'T 2 CONC REACH IT. AS WE WOULD LEAVE TO GO HOME, DADDY WOULD SAY HE WAS TAKING THE 2 CONC BABY WITH HIM. THE OTHER KIDS WOULD YELL AND HANG ON DADDY AND TRY TO 2 CONC REACH TO GRAB THE BABY, (OF COURSE HE WAS ONLY KIDDING) BUT, ALL THE KIDS 2 CONC WOULD BE CRYING AS WE PULLED AWAY FROM THEIR HOUSE. POOR MAMA WOULD TELL 2 CONC DADDY, "I DON'T KNOW WHY BEULAH EVEN LETS US COME OVER THE WAY YOU CARRY 2 CONC ON". BUT THEN THEY WOULD COME TO OUR HOUSE AND UNCLE HOMER WOULD DO THE 2 CONC SAME THING TO US KIDS. 2 CONT YOU COULD NEVER DO THIS ONE TODAY AND GET AWAY WITH IT, BUT DADDY 2 CONC WOULD GET UNCLE HOMERS KIDS SO MAD, THEN HE WOULD HOLD THEM DOWN AND PUT 2 CONC A PILLOW OVER THEIR FACE. THEY WOULD CRY TO THEIR MOTHER AND SAY, "UNCLE 2 CONC JOHN TRIED TO KILL ME". DADDY WOULD TAKE HIS POCKET KNIFE OUT AND TELL 2 CONC THEM HE WOULD CUT THEIR EARS OFF IF THEY DIDN'T LEAVE HIM ALONG AND THEY 2 CONC WOULD RUN AWAY. 2 CONT FLOSSIE SAYS'S THAT WHEN UNCLE HOMER WOULD COME TO OUR HOUSE, I WOULD 2 CONC FIND SOME PLACE TO HIDE. THIS ONE DAY I HID IN MY BEDROOM IN HOPES THAT 2 CONC HE WOULDN'T COME IN THERE. MY BED WAS UP AGAINST THE WALL. I GOT UP ON 2 CONC THE BED, AS CLOSE TO THE WALL AS I COULD GET AND WIGGLED MY WAY DOWN 2 CONC BETWEEN THE WALL AND MATTRESS, I COULD NOT SEE HIM AND DIDN'T THINK HE 2 CONC COULD SEE ME, I LAYED STILL AND QUITE. HE CAME INTO THE ROOM AND JUST 2 CONC STOOD THERE. I STILL DIDN'T MOVE. BEFORE I EVEN KNEW WHAT HAD HAPPENED. 2 CONC VERY FAST HE HAD PULLED THE BED OUT FROM THE WALL AND I FELL TO THE 2 CONC FLOOR. AS FAST AS THAT HAD HAPPENED, SO DID THIS, HE PUSHED THE BED BACK 2 CONC UP AGAINST THE WALL AND LEFT ME STUCK UNDERNEATH THE BED. 2 CONT MARY, TELLS THIS STORY ABOUT HER UNCLE HOMER MASON WATSON. ON ONE 2 CONC HALLOWEEN NIGHT, HOMER AND SOME OTHER BOYS WENT TO ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS 2 CONC BARN AND TOOK THEIR COW OVER TO THE SCHOOL HOUSE AND SOME HOW GOT HER UP 2 CONC THE SCHOOL STAIRS TO THE SECOND FLOOR. THEY TOOK HER AND LEFT HER IN THE 2 CONC PRINCIPLE'S OFFICE. THEY LEFT HER THERE OVER NIGHT. THE NEXT MORNING WHEN 2 CONC THE STAFF ENTERED THE ROOM, THE COW HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO A BABY CALF. OH 2 CONC BOY WHAT A MESS THERE WAS! 2 CONT DADDY HAD OWNED A SECOND HAND STORE THAT HE SOLD TO UNCLE HOMER AND HE 2 CONC LATER SOLD IT TO UNCLE ERNEST. UNCLE ERNEST AND HIS WIFE HAD BUILT LIVING 2 CONC QUARTERS ONTO THE BACK OF THE SOTRE. WHEN PEOPLE WOULD MOVE AND COULD NOT 2 CONC TAKE ALL THEIR BELONGS WITH THEM, THEY WOULD GO OVER AND BUY STUFF FOR 2 CONC CHEAP AND HAUL IT BACK IN THEIR TRUCKS, THEN RESALE IT. WE HAD A LOT OF 2 CONC NICE FURNITURE FROM THIS SOTRE TO BEAUTIFY OUR OUN HOME WITH. 2 CONT WHEN WE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA, UNCLE HOMERS KIDS GAVE US A GOING AWAY 2 CONC PARTY. COUSIN GEORGE HAD COME OUT SIDE AND WAS STANDING NEXT TO ME 2 CONC (MARY). HE HAD A TINY LITTLE BIRD IN HIS HAND, BUT WOULD SHOW ME OR TELL 2 CONC ME WHAT IT WAS. HE KIDDED AROUND THAT IT WAS SOMETHING AWFUL! WHEN I WAS 2 CONC NO LONGER PAYING ANY ATTATION TO HIM, HE PUT THE THING DOWN THE BACK OF 2 CONC MY DRESS. I WAS SCREAMING AND DANCING AROUND THE YARD, TRYING TO SLAP MY 2 CONC BACK TO KILL IT OR GET IT OUT OF THERE. ALL THE OTHER KIDS STOOD AROUND 2 CONC ME LAUGHING. IT WAS SCRATCHING MY BACK AND I THOUGHT IT WAS BITTING ME, 2 CONC THIS HORRIABLE LITTLE MONSTER HE HAD HAD PUT THERE (I THOUGH IT WAS A 2 CONC RAT!). I FELT SO AWFUL WHEN IT FINALY FELL OUT, THANK GOODNESS I HAD NOT 2 CONC HURT IT. GEORGE HAD RED HAIR AND FRECKLES AND A STINKER HE WAS. 2 CONT NOW OUR UNCLE ERNEST WAS SUCH A SWEET NICE GUY. NOT LIKE THE OTHERS, 2 CONC HE WASN'T A MEAN PLAYFUL TYPE OF GUY. HE DIDN'T PULL THE PRANKS OR JOKES, 2 CONC BUT HE DID LAUGH AND ENJOY THEM WHEN THEY WERE PLAYED ON OTHERS. 2 CONT FLOSSIE SAY'S THAT AFTER SHE WAS GROWN, THAT UNCLE HOMER WOULD SEND 2 CONC HER LETTERS IN THE MAIL. SHE WOULD GET SO AGGREVATED AT THE LETTER'S THAT 2 CONC SHE WANTED TO TOSS THEM OUT. BUT HER CURIOUSITY WOULD BE THE BEST OF HER, 2 CONC SO SHE WOULD HAVE TO PLAY HIS GAME. HE WOULD WRITE A NICE LETTER THEN CUT 2 CONC IT INTO A JIG-SAW PUZZLE AND SHE WOULD HAVE TO PEACE IT TOGETHER. SOME 2 CONC TIMES HE WOULD START HIS LETTER IN THE CENTER OF THE PAGE AND MAKE IT GO 2 CONC AROUND IN CIRCLES, THEN CUT IT OUT, SHE SAY'S IT WAS ALWAYS WORTH THE 2 CONC TROUBLE. 2 CONT FLOSSIE ALSO SAY'S THAT SHE WOULD CALL UNCLE HOMER, "CRAZY UNCLE 2 CONC HOMER". HE USE TO LIKE TO TAKE HER PLACES IN HIS CAR, BUT HE WOULD SCARE 2 CONC HER HALF TO DEATH. DON'T KNOW HOW WE EVER LIVED THROUGH THE DRIVE'S. I 2 CONC OFTEN WONDERED WHERE HE GOT HIS DRIVERS LICENSES. 2 CONT MARY AND FLOSSIE BOTH REMEMBER THIS ONE REAL WELL. THEY REALIZE NOW 2 CONC WHY HE DID THIS. UNCLE HOMER HAD AN OLD FASHIONED BOX PHONE ON HIS 2 CONC DINNING ROOM WALL, ONE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO CRANK THE HANDLE TO GET A 2 CONC HOLD OF THE OPERATOR TO MAKE YOUR CALL. NEXT TO THE PHONE WAS A PICTURE 2 CONC THE SIZE OF A MONTHLY CALANDER. IT WAS A COLORED PICTURE OF A PASTURE 2 CONC FULL OF COWS AND TREES ALL OVER IT. UNCLE HOMER WOULD TAKE THIS PICTURE 2 CONC DOWN AND LAY IT ON THE DINNING ROOM TABLE AND TELL US KIDS THAT HE WANTED 2 CONC US TO COUNT THE COWS. THERE WERE TO BE A CERTAIN AMOUNT AND HE COULD NOT 2 CONC FIND THE LAST ONE. US KIDS WOULD COUNT AND COUNT, THEN UNCLE HOMER WOULD 2 CONC SAY NO THAT'S NOT RIGHT, THERE IS STILL ONE MORE MISSING. SO WE WOULD 2 CONC COUNT THEM ALL OVER AGAIN. THIS WOULD GO ON AND ON, WE NEVER FOUND THAT 2 CONC COW! WE FIGURED OUT LATER THAT "THIS WAS HIS WAY TO MAKE US KIDS BE 2 CONC QUITE!" 2 CONT DADDY WOULD WALK US INTO TOWN SO SEE THE MEDICAN SHOW. THE MAN WOULD 2 CONC SET HIS WAGON UP, WHICH WAS IN THE SHAPE OF A BIG WOODEN BOX HOUSE, THAT 2 CONC HAD TWO LITTLE WINDOWS (NO GLASS) CUT OUT ON THE SIDE. THE BACK END 2 CONC OPENED WHICH DISPLAYED LIKE A SMALL STORE FULL WITH BOTTLES. THE BACK 2 CONC DOORS HAD SHELVES THAT HELD MANY BOTTLES IN EACH. PEOPLE WOULD GET UP AND 2 CONC TELL HOW THE MEDICAN HAD HELPED THEM AND THEIR FAMILY'S OUT. THEY PUT ON 2 CONC PUPPET SHOWS WHICH US KIDS ENJOYED. I REMEMBER ONCE A CARNIVAL CAME TO 2 CONC TOWN, THEY DIDN'T COME OFTEN SINCE OUR TOWN WAS SO SMALL. ALL THE RIDES 2 CONC WERE BROUGHT IN BY WAGON LOADS. THERE WERE LOST OF FUN RIDES, NOTHING 2 CONC LIKE THEY HAVE TODAY. 2 CONT ONCE A YEAR DADDY WOULD TAKE US ALL BY WAGON WITH THE TEAM TO THE 2 CONC "POTOAU COUNTY FAIR". THEY ALSO HAD RIDES THAT FLOSSIE AND I COULDN'T 2 CONC WAIT TO GET ON. THEY HAD ENTERTAINMENT LIKE HIGH WIRE WALKERS AND 2 CONC TRAPPIES PEOPLE IN TIGHTS. THE GYPSIES LADIES HAD THEIR WAGONS FIXED UP 2 CONC WITH THEIR LITTLE CRYSTAL BALLS, FOR THOSE THAT WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT 2 CONC THEIR FUTURE. 2 CONT I (MARY) REMEMBER WHEN US KIDS HAD FRIENDS OVER, IF DADDY DIDN'T LIKE 2 CONC THEM IN SOME WAY, OF IF THEY HAD SAID SOMETHING THAT HE DIDN'T LIKE. HE 2 CONC LOOK AT THEM AND POINTED HIS FINGER, "DO YOU WANT ME TO CUT YOUR EAR'S 2 CONC OFF". THEY WOULD SURE STRAIGHTEN UP, SOME EVEN RAN HOME. 2 CONT 2 CONT In 1935 or '36 the family moved to Fontana, California. Most of the time 2 CONC they were there, John worked as an irrigator for Fontana Farms. 2 CONT In 1950 or '51 the family moved to Crossroads, 2 ½ miles East of Stigler 2 CONC on Highway 9 in Oklahoma. John bought 40 acres just behind the Crossroads 2 CONC Baptist Church and farmed for a living. 2 CONT 2 CONT In 1953 he sold the land and bought a Service Station/Grocery Store on 2 CONC the highway at Crossroads. He sold the store to Lena's brother, Homer 2 CONC Watson, two years later, and moved to a house in the middle of Stigler on 2 CONC Highway 9. They later moved to a house at 105 N.E. 6th Street a few 2 CONC blocks away. He lived there until he died, in spite of having to have 2 CONC both legs amputated due to poor circulation. John suffered from sever 2 CONC asthma the last years of his life. Lena remained in the home until she 2 CONC had to be moved to a nursing facility after also having her legs 2 CONC amputated. She died in February of 1986. 2 CONT John and Lena are buried in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, Oklahoma. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT SON: 2 CONT ARTHUR THOMAS PARTAIN AND ALICE JAYNE YOUNKER, THEIR CHILDREN: 2 CONT 1) THOMAS MILO PARTAIN 2 CONT 2) MARSHALL ERWIN PARTAIN 2 CONT 3) EDITH FAY PARTAIN 2 CONT 4) DONALD AARON PARTAIN 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT SON: 2 CONT GLENN ALVIN & PAULINE (LESTER) PARTAIN CHILDREN: 2 CONT 1) LINDA RUTH PARTAIN, STILL BORN/FULL TERM ON APRIL 9, 1939, LAID TO 2 CONC REST IN THE RIALTO CEMETARY IN RIALTO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2) ALVIN NEWTON PARTAIN, BORN JANUARY 6, 1941 2 CONT 3) GLENDA LEE PARTAIN, BORN JULY 10, 1942. SHE DIED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1961 2 CONC (18 YEARS OLD). CAR ACCIDENT AT 5:45 PM. A TIRE BLEW OUT, SHE LOST 2 CONC CONTROL AND HIT A TREE. SHE WAS THRON FROM THE CAR AND HIT HER HEAD ON A 2 CONC ROCK, THE ONLY ROCK FOUND IN ½ MILE AREA. HER FRIEND (THE PASSANGER) WAS 2 CONC UNINJURED. THEY HAD GONE TO THE BRIDAL SHOP TO PICK GLENDA'S WEDDING 2 CONC DRESS UP. SHE WAS TO BE MARRIED THAT FOLLOWING WEEK. 2 CONT 4) ANITA CAROL (PARTAIN) SHAW (DIVORCED) DAY. BORN IN VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 2 CONC ON JULY 10, 1958. SHE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 29, 2001 FROM A BRAIN 2 CONC ANURISM. SHE HAD THREE CHILDREN AMY, ASHLEY SHAW AND MICHAEL DAY. 2 CONT ANITA CAROL (PARTAIN) SHAW DAY DEATH HISTORY: INTERMENT: 2 CONT NEW HOPE CEMETERY AUGUST 3, 1999 AT 3:00 PM SPIRO, OKLAHOMA 2 CONT MINISTER: REV. MILOS STEFFEN 2 CONT SERVICE: PALMER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT DAUGHTER: 2 CONT MARY RICHARDS AND FRANK EUGENE RICHARDS FAMILY: 2 CONT 1) DORIS JEAN (RICHARDS) DABILL BORN NOVEMBER 27,1940 SAN BERNARDINO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA 2 CONT 2) RUTH ANN (RICHARDS)BUILTEMAN-WARREN BORN JUNE 16,1942 SAN BERNARDINO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 3) JOHN EUGENE RICHARDS BORN MAY 23,1944 UPLAND, CALIFORNIA 2 CONT 4) GLENN WILLIAM RICHARDS BORN DECEMBER 6,1945 UPLAND, CALIFORNIA 2 CONT 5) MARY EMMALINA (RICHARDS)SIMONS BORN AUGUST 7, 1950 FONTANA, CALIFORNIA 2 CONT 6) ROBERT (BOB) FRANK RICHARDS BORN MARCH 8,1952 SAN BERNARDINO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA 2 CONT 7) NANCY SUE(RICHARDS) HORNBACK-PARRY BORN AUGUST 11, 1956 SAN 2 CONC BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 8) DOROTHY MARIE (RICHARDS) BORN OCTOBER 4, 1961. IN SAN BERNDINO, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2 CONT WE HAD ONE MISCARIAGE BETWEEN NANCY AND DOROTHY, OR WE WOULD HAVE HAD 9 2 CONC CHILDREN. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT DAUGHTER: 2 CONT FLOSSIE MARIE (PARTAIN) EVANS, BORN JULY 25, 1924, MARRIED ON APRIL 12, 2 CONC 1941 TO FRANK MORLEY EVANS, IN YUMA, ARZIONA. REV. ED H. BRIMBERRY 2 CONC PERFORMED THE WEDDING AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, IN YUMA. FRANK (EVERYONE 2 CONC CALLED HIM MORLEY) WAS BORN MARCH 4, 1920. HE DIED ON JANUARY 26, 2000 2 CONC FROM EMPHESEMA. HE HAS BEEN LAID TO REST IN THE "MONTECITO MEMORIAL 2 CONC CEMETARY" IN COLTON, CALIFORNIA ON BARTON ROAD. 2 CONT 2 CONT BLOOD TYPE (FLOSSIE): O 2 CONT BLOOD TYPE (MORLEY): B+ 2 CONT BAPTIZED (FLOSSIE): IN THE SUMMER OF 1939 IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. SHE AND 2 CONC FRANK E. RICHARDS JR. WERE BAPITZED TOGETHER. 2 CONT 2 CONT CURRENT ADDRESS: 135 NORTH PEPPER STREET SPACE # 40, RIALTO, CALIFORNIA 2 CONC 92376 2 CONT PHONE: (909) 875-6844. 2 CONT 2 CONT FLOSSIE & MORLEY'S CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) MORLEY WAYNE EVANS (NICK NAME "BUTCH"), BORN APRIL 24, 1942., WEIGHTED 2 CONC 6 POUNDS 11 OUNCES, BORN AT SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN SAN 2 CONC BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. BUTCH HAS BEEN MARRIED 3 TIMES. 2 CONT 2 CONT WIFE #1-NANCY LOUISE (SMITH) MARRIED ON APRIL 30, 19?? IN NORTH RIALTO, 2 CONC CLAIFORNIA. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN TOGETHER: 2 CONT A) CHRISTOPHER WAYNE EVANS-BORN SEPTEMBER 16, 1968 2 CONT B) MATHEW RYAN EVANS-BORN OCTOBER 6, 1975 2 CONT C) KARLY KAY (EVANS) ??? BORN NOVEMBER 6, 1981. MARRIED GEORGE 2 CONT KARLY HAS ONE CHILD-BLAKE EVANS 2 CONT 2 CONT WIFE #2---PAULA (LANCASTER), THEY WERE MARRIED ON JANUARY ???? THEY HAVE 2 CONC NO CHILDREN TOGETHER. 2 CONT 2 CONT WIFE #3-KATHY JANE (WHEELER)(HANSTAD) MARRIED ON AUGUST 19, 1994. KATHY 2 CONC WAS BORN MAY 13, 1942. KATHY WAS WAYNES HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART. THEY 2 CONC ATTENDED FONTANA HIGH TOGETHER. THEIR LATIN TEACHER SEATED THEM ACROSS 2 CONC THE ISLE FROM EACH OTHER IN CLASS AND THEY FELL IN LOVE. AFTER 2 CONC GRADUATION, KATHY WENT AWAY TO COLLEGE AND WAYNE WAS HEART BROKEN. THEY 2 CONC KEPT IN TOUCH FOR SOME TIME AND THEN WENT THEIR SEPERATE WAYS. WAYNE WENT 2 CONC TO VALLEY COLLEGE IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA., FOR AWHILE AND WORKED TWO JOBS 2 CONC AND WHEN THE STRESS OF TRYING TO HANDLE CLASSES AND WORK GOT HIM DOWN. HE 2 CONC DECIDED TO JOIN THE AIRFORCE. AFTER 4 YEARS IN THE SERVICE HE SOON 2 CONC MARRIED NANCY (HER BROTHER JOE BOB HAD GONE IN THE SERVICE WITH WAYNE)AND 2 CONC THEY STARTED THEIR FAMILY. AFTER THAT MARRIAGE FAILED THEN WAYNE MARRIED 2 CONC PAULA LANCASTER. THAT MARRIAGE ALSO FAILED AFTER A FEW YEARS AND WAYNE 2 CONC HAPPED TO RUN ACROSS KATHY'S DAD AND ASKED ABOUT HER. HE ARRANGED A 2 CONC MEETING OF THE TWO AND THE REST IS HISTORY. LOVERS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. 2 CONC THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN TOGETHER. 2 CONT 2 CONT CURRENT ADDRESS: WAYNE & KATHY EVANS-36330 COUNTY LINE ROAD, YUCAIPA, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA 92336. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2) CLAUDIA MARIE (EVANS) MURPHY MCDONALD WATERS, BORN MARCH 15, 1944, 2 CONC WEIGHTED 7 POUNDS 7 OUNCES, AT SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN SAN 2 CONC BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. SHE HAS BEEN MARRIED 3 TIMES: 2 CONT BLOOD TYPE (CLAUDIA): 2 CONT BAPITZED: ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH IN 1959 (CORNER OF MERRILL AND ALDER IN 2 CONC FONTANA, CALIFORNIA). 2 CONT CURRENT ADDRESS: 2865 WEST RIALTO AVENUE SPACE 41, RIALTO, CALIFORNIA 2 CONC 92376 2 CONT 2 CONT HUSBAND #1---RUPERT LEE MURPHY (JACK ASS), MARRIED SEPTEMBER 27, 1958. 2 CONC THEY HAVE 4 CHILDREN TOGETHER AND ALL FOUR WERE ADOPTED OUT AT AN EARLY 2 CONC AGE. 2 CONT A) DONNA MARIE BORN MARCH 26, 1960 2 CONT B) CAROLYN LEE (HER NAME WAS CHANGED TO DIANA LEE BY THE ADOPTED PARENTS) 2 CONC BORN JULY 28, 1961 2 CONT C) TINA MARIE BORN SEPTEMBER 11, 1962 2 CONT D) JUDY SUE (HER NAME WAS GIVEN AN ADDITIONAL MIDDLE NAME JUDY SUE 2 CONC ELIZABETH, BY HER ADOPTED PARENTS). BORN JANUARY 29, 1964 2 CONT 2 CONT HUSBAND #2-BILL MCDONALD, MARRIED APRIL 24, ???? THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER 2 CONC NAMED ABBY MARIE (MCDONALD) SANTOYA . SHE HAS TWO CHILDREN JOHN PATRICK 2 CONC LEROY MCDONALD BORN NOVEMBER 3, 1987. DOROTHY MARIE STUART BORN JUNE 27, 2 CONC 2001. 2 CONT 2 CONT INBETWEEN HUSBANDS CLAUDIA HAD ANOTHER DAUGHTER TAMMY LYNN (EVANS) PIATT. 2 CONC BORN APRIL 18, 1971. 2 CONT 2 CONT #A-(NOT MARRIED)-JAMES EDGAR CARON THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER TOGETHER, TANYA 2 CONC DAWN BORN OCTOBER 20, 1972. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT HUSBAND #3-CLYDE PATRICK WATERS-BORN AUGUST 27, 1931 HE AND CLAUDIA WERE 2 CONC MARRIED ON AUGUST 27, 1931. THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN TOGETHER, HE HELPED HER 2 CONC TO RAISE ALL OF OTHER CHILDREN. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT 3) ALVIN PAUL EVANS BORN OCTOBER 22, 1953 WEIGHTED 7 POUNDS 11 OUNCES, AT 2 CONC THE SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONC ALVIN HAS BEEN MARRIED 3 TIMES. 2 CONT BLOOD TYPE (ALVIN): O 2 CONT BAPITZED: 2 CONT CURRENT ADDRESS: 14227 FARRALON COURT, FONTANA, CALIFORNIA 92336 2 CONT WIFE #1-VALRIE LYNN(PETERSON) MARRIED ON OCTOBER 4, 1975 (THEY HAVE NO 2 CONC CHILDREN). 2 CONT WIFE #2---BARBARA ANN (SMITH), MARRIED JANUARY 29, 1983 IN LAS VEGAS. 2 CONC (THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN TOGETHER), THEIR DIVORCE WAS FINAL ON MAY 23, 2 CONC 1985. 2 CONT WIFE #3-SUSAN LYNNETTE(EBERHART),MARRIED ON JULY 4, 1989, THEY HAVE 2 2 CONC BOYS: 2 CONT A) JORDAN TRAVIS (EVANS), BORN APRIL 23, 1990 2 CONT B) TYLER WAYNE (EVANS) BORN AUGUST 23, 1993 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT John PARTAIN 2 CONT Birth Date: 15 Mar 1891 2 CONT Death Date: Nov 1971 2 CONT Social Security Number: 556-22-4229 2 CONT State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California 2 CONT 2 CONT Death Residence Localities 2 CONT ZIP Code: 74462 2 CONT Localities: Enterprise, Haskell, Oklahoma 2 CONT Stigler, Haskell, Oklahoma 2 CONT Tamaha, Haskell, Oklahoma 1 CHAN 2 DATE 14 JUL 2005 3 TIME 09:47:11 0 @I37@ INDI 1 NAME LENA RUTH /WATSON/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 26 MAR 1894 1 BAPM 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 23 JUN 1933 2 PLAC PARK HILL CHURCH OF CHRIST,FORT SMITH,ARKANSAS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 21 FEB 1986 2 PLAC STIGLER,OKLAHOMA 1 BURI 2 DATE NEW HOPE CEMETERY 2 PLAC NEW HOPE,OKLAHOMA 1 FAMS @F13@ 1 FAMC @F15@ 1 NOTE LENA AND HER BROTHER HOMER BOTH HAD TYPHOID FEVER AT THE SAME TIME WHEN 2 CONC THEY WERE YOUNGSTERS. THEY BOTH LOST ALL THEIR HAIR. 2 CONT 2 CONT LENA RUTH WATSON PARTAIN WAS BORN IN HARTFORD MO. AND LIVED THERE UNTIL 2 CONC SHE WAS 11 YEARS OLD. THEN HER FAMILY MOVED TO SPIRO IN 1950. JOHN'S 2 CONC FOLKS LIVED IN THE NEXT BLOCK AND THE TWO FAMILIES BECAME FRIENDLY 2 CONC NEIGHBORS. WHEN LENAS FAMILY LEFT SPIRO THEY MOVED TO VANITA OKLAHOMA 2 CONC THEN TO CLAREMORE OKLAHOMA WHERE THEY BOUGHT A HOME AND STAYED FOR AHILE. 2 CONC HEZAKIAH MASON WATSON (LENA'S DADDY) WORKED IN A CREAMERY, HE DID FARM 2 CONC WORK AND HELPED CLEAR LAND. UNCLE EARNEST WORKED FOR THE PHONE COMPANY 2 CONC AND THE FAMILY MOVED AS HE WAS TRANSFERRED, (THE FAMILY ALWAYS STAYED 2 CONC TOGETHER). AFTER LENA MOVED TO CLAREMORE SHE WROTE TO JOHN AND AUNT OLLIE 2 CONC TO KEEP IN TOUCH. 2 CONT 2 CONT LENA WENT TO WORK FOR MR. NORTH AT THE VARITY STORE IN CLAREMORE, SHE WAS 2 CONC 16 YEARS OLD. JOHN USE TO GO TO CLAREMORE ON WEEKENDS TO VISIT HER. WHEN 2 CONC LENA WAS ABOUT 17 YEARS OLD HER FOLKS MOVED AGAIN, THIS TIME TO IOWA 2 CONC WHERE UNCLE ROBBIE FOLKS LIVED. UNCLE HOMER WORKED THERE ON A FARM FOR 2 CONC PEOPLE NAMED LEWIS (ARTHUR LEWIS) AND THE FOLKS LIVED ON THE FARM. 2 CONC DURNING THE TIME THEY LIVED THERE JOHN WAS FOLLOWING THE HARVEST AND SOME 2 CONC TIMES THE TRAINS LED AS FAR AS MINNESOTA. WHEN THE HARVEST WAS OVER THEN 2 CONC IT WAS TIME FOR CORN SHUCKING AND WHEN JOHN WAS SHUCKING CORN NEAR ENOUGH 2 CONC TO THE LEWIS FARM HE WOULD SPEND THE WEEK ENDS WITH LENA AND HER FAMILY. 2 CONC LENA HELPED MRS. LEWIS WITH HOUSE WORK, COOKING AND IRONING. THE LEWIS 2 CONC FAMILY HAD 3 CHILDREN, ONE NAMED GLEN AND LENA NAMED HER SON GLEN AFTER 2 CONC HIM. 2 CONT 2 CONT LENA FOLKS MOVED TO MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA WHEN SHE WAS 19-20 YEARS OLD. SHE 2 CONC WENT TO WORK FOR MUSKOGES WHOLESALE COMPANY. JOHN LIVED IN SPIRO AT THE 2 CONC TIME AND USE TO VISIT LENA WHEN HE COULD. THEY USUALLY WENT TO MEDICINE 2 CONC SHOWS OR HYPNOTIC SHOWS. WHEN LENA WAS ABOUT 22 SHE TOOOK A BUS FROM 2 CONC MUSKOGEE TO BOKOSHE AND JOHN TOOK A BUS FROM SPIRO TO BOKOSHEE AND THEY 2 CONC WERE MARRIED IN BOKOSHE, OKLAHOMA, THEN THEY WENT TO SPIRO TO MAKE THEIR 2 CONC HOME TOGETHER. 2 CONT 2 CONT MARY MAE (PARTAIN) RICHARDS SAYS THAT HER MOTHER LENA WAS A VERY SWEET 2 CONC LADY, ALL OF US THINK THE SAME ABOUT HER. SHE WAS FRIENDLY TO EVERYONE 2 CONC AND ALL LOVED HER BACK IN RETURN. SHE WAS VERY STRICT TO US FOUR KIDS. 2 CONC SHE CORRECTED FLOSSIE AND I. DADDY CORRECTED THE BOYS. I REMEMBER THIS 2 CONC ONE TIME, WE HAD GONE SOMEWHERE AS A FAMILY AND I WAS ACTING UP, BEING 2 CONC BAD (I KNOW THAT'S HARD TO BELIEVE!). ANY WAY MAMA LOOK DOWN AT ME AND 2 CONC WISPERED, YOUR GETTING SPANKED WHEN WE GET HOME. THOSE WORDS RUINED MY 2 CONC WHOLE DAY. AS SHE WAS ONE NEVER TO FORGET! IF SHE SAID SOMETHING, SHE 2 CONC STUCK TO HER WORD. DADDY WAS THE SAME WAY WITH THE BOY'S. 2 CONT 2 CONT LENA WORE HER HAIR IN A BUN ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD. SHE STARTED LOOSING 2 CONC HER HAIR AT ONE POINT. SHE WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND HE TOLD HER THAT HER 2 CONC HAIR WAS TO HEAVY, THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. WHEN SHE LEFT THE DOCTORS OFFICE 2 CONC SHE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE BEAUTY SHOP. SHE HAD HER HAIR CUT REAL SHORT AND 2 CONC HAD A PERM PUT IN. BOY, WAS DADDY SHOCKED WHEN HE SAW HER, HE WAS NOT A 2 CONC BIT HAPPY ABOUT IT!. 2 CONT 2 CONT SOMEONE HAD GIVEN LENA'S BOY'S GLEN AND ARTHUR A GOAT. THEY TOOK IT HOME 2 CONC PROUDLY AND MADE A HOME FOR IT WHERE THE OLD CHICKEN HOUSE USE TO BE. 2 CONC MAMA HAD HUNG ALL HER WET DISH TOWELS OUT TO DRY. WHEN WE HAD GONE OUT TO 2 CONC GET THEM TO BRING IN, THAT GOAT HAD EATEN HALF OF THEM, WHAT WAS LEFT 2 CONC WERE TORN APART OR CHEWED UP. MAMA WAS VERY UPSET WITH THE GOAT AND MADE 2 CONC THE BOY'S GIVE IT BACK. 2 CONT 2 CONT WE HAD A BUNCH OF PIGS. MAMA LIKED FOR US KIDS TO BE NEAR WHEN THE BABY 2 CONC PIGS WERE BEING BORN. WE WATCHED SEVERAL ANIMALS GIVE BIRTH. PIGS, COWS, 2 CONC PUPPIES, MY FAVORITE WERE WATCHING THE CHICKENS EGGS HATCH OPEN INTO BABY 2 CONC CHICKS. BUT NOTHING COULD BEAT THE CUTE LITTLE BABY PIGS WITH THEIR 2 CONC CURLED UP LITTLE TAILS ON THEIR BACKEND, THEY MADE THE CUTIEST LITTLE 2 CONC SQUEAL SOUNDS. THEY JUST TICKLED ME AND FLOSSIE. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT MAMA HAD FALLEN AND BROKE HER HIP. THEY HAD KICKED A BLANKET OFF THE BED 2 CONC DURNING THE NIGHT, WHEN SHE GOT UP SHE TRIPED OVER IT. 2 CONT 2 CONT MAMA WAS IN HER LATE 80'S SHE HAD HER LEGS AMPUTATED. 2 CONT 2 CONT IN 1981 MARY AND HER LOUNGEST DAUGHTER DOROTHY DROVE FROM CALIFORNIA TO 2 CONC EL PASO, TEXAS TO PICK NANCY AND HER TWO CHILDREN (WENDY AND FRANK) UP. 2 CONC THIS WAS THE MONTH AFTER NANCY'S SON (ONE OF THE TWINS) PASSED AWAY. WE 2 CONC DROVE TO STIGLER OKLAHOMA TO SPEND SEVERAL DAYS WITH GRANDMA (LENA 2 CONC PARTAIN). LENA TAUGHT HER GREAT-GRAND-DAUGHTER WENDY SUE HORNBACK HOW TO 2 CONC SPELL HER FIRST WORDS AT THE AGE OF 4, "PIZZA HUT"! THERE WAS A PIZZA HUT 2 CONC THAT SAT RIGHT BEHIND HER HOUSE AND YOU COULD SEE THE SIGN OUT HER 2 CONC WINDOW. ALL THE WAY BACK TO EL PASO, WENDY SPELLED "P-I-Z-Z-A H-U-T" 2 CONC ALL THE WAY HOME. WENDY REMEMBERS GRANDMA'S GIANT BED, YOU COULD NOT GET 2 CONC UP ON IT BY HERSELF IT WAS SO HIGH. I THINK WE ALL REMEMBER THAT BED. 2 CONT 2 CONT I don't think our kids know what an apron IS...I remember both my Mama 2 CONC (Lena) and Grandma Mary Francis with their aprons, even I wore one for 2 CONC many years. I can remember most all the things they used it for: The 2 CONC principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath but, 2 CONC along with that, it served as a holder for removing hot pans from the 2 CONC oven. They used the apron as a basket, also the end was used as a 2 CONC hankerchief for some. It was wonderful for drying children's tears and on 2 CONC occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken 2 CONC coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks and sometimes 2 CONC half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, 2 CONC those aprons were ideal hiding places for us shy kids. In the hot summer 2 CONC heat, it was taken off to put over the head to keep the sun off their 2 CONC face if they had forgoten their bonnett. And when the weather was cold, 2 CONC grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a 2 CONC perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood 2 CONC were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried 2 CONC all sorts of vegetables and garden seeds. After the peas had been 2 CONC shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to 2 CONC bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company 2 CONC drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron 2 CONC could dust in a matter of seconds. Fresh cut flowers to be displayed on 2 CONC the dinner table. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the 2 CONC porch, waved her apron and the men knew it was time to come in from the 2 CONC fields to dinner. It will be a long time before someone invents something 2 CONC that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes. 2 CONC REMEMBER THIS! Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window 2 CONC sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Lena PARTAIN 2 CONT Birth Date: 26 Mar 1894 2 CONT Death Date: Feb 1986 2 CONT Social Security Number: 570-30-2776 2 CONT State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California 2 CONT 2 CONT Death Residence Localities 2 CONT ZIP Code: 74959 2 CONT Localities: Spiro, Le Flore, Oklahoma 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT ARTHUR (LENA AND JOHN'S SON), 2 CONT TOLD US A STORY ABOUT WHEN HE AND HIS BROTHER GLEN WERE YOUNGER. THAT 2 CONC THEY WOULD ROLL THEIR OWN CIGERATES OUT OF ANYTHING THEY COULD FIND TO 2 CONC SMOKE. THEY WOULD TAKE THE CORNSILK RIGHTOFF THE CORN-ON-THE-COB AND ROLL 2 CONC IT INTO THE PAPER TO SMOKE. HE SAID IF YOU PUFFED IN TO DEEP IT WOULD 2 CONC CATCH ON FIRE (WHAT A CRAZY THING TO DO!) BUT THEY ENJOYED IT. THEY ALSO 2 CONC WOULD ROLL GRAPEVINE LEAVES AND SMOKE THEM AS WELL. THEIR SISTER MARY 2 CONC (THEY CALLED HER SISTER), WOULD TELL THEM, "I AM GOING TO TELL MAMMA ON 2 CONC YOU". THEY HAD MARY TAKE A PUFF JUST TO SEE WHAT IT TASTED LIKE FIRST. 2 CONC THEN SAID, GO AHEAD SISITER, TELL HER, NOW WE CAN SAY YOU SMOKED IT TO! 2 CONT ART WORKED AT "SWIFT'S", A POULTRY PACKING COMPANY IN FONTANA, 2 CONC CALIFORNIA, FOR 9 YEARS. AND THEN IN A DUCK FARM. THEN HE GOT THE JOB 2 CONC DRIVING TRUCKS TRANSPORTING THE CHICKENS, TURKEYS AND DUCKS INTO 2 CONC DIFFERENT STORES IN LOS ANGELAS. ALICE ALSO WORKED HERE 3-4 YEARS. WHERE 2 CONC SHE SPLIT THE GIZZARDS AND RAN THEM TROUGH A MACHINE TO THAT CLEANED THEM 2 CONC OUT GOOD. SHE ALSO WORKED IN THE EGG ROOM WHERE SHE PACKED THE EGGS. SHE 2 CONC ENJOYED THIS PART OF THE JOB THE MOST. SHE ALSO PUT THE CHICKENS INTO 2 CONC PLASTIC BAGS TO BE SHIPPED OFF TO THE STORES TO BE SOLD. 2 CONT ART ALSO WORKED AT "EARL MORNING" IN FONTANAON VALLEY BLVD. HE 2 CONC HAULED CHICKENS AND TURKEYS FOR THEM ASWELL. 2 CONT HE ALSO WORKED AT "ORLVA BOWES"" IN RIVERSIDE DOING THE SAME THING. HE 2 CONC WORKED AT "KNUDSEN CREAMERY" IN SAN BERNARDINO WHERE HE FILLED CARTOONS 2 CONC WITH MILK. 2 CONT ART'S HOBBIES HE ENJOYED THE MOST WERE WORKING ON OLD CARS. HE WOULD 2 CONC BUY A JUNKER AND THEN REBUILIT. HIS FAVORITE ONE WAS AN OLD MODAL "A" 2 CONC THAT HE HAD REBUILT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. ART ENJOYED WORING OUT IN THE 2 CONC GARDEN, IT RELAXED HIM. HE ALWAYS KEPT A NICE CROP OF VEGETABLES GOING, 2 CONC SISTER (MARY) SAY'S, IT WAS THE FARM BOY IN HIM. 2 CONT ARTHUR WAS SELF-EMPLOYED AS AN AUTO MECHANIC. HE WAS ALWAYS ONE TO TAKE 2 CONC SOMETHING APART TO SEE HOW IT WORKED THEN PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. 2 CONC MARY AND FLOSSIE REMEMBER HIM TAKING THEIR DOLLS THAT SAID "MAMA" APART. 2 CONC HE CUT A SMALL OPENING IN THE BACK OF THE DOLL AND PULLED THE GIZMO OUT, 2 CONC OF COURSE IT DIDN'T WORK AGAIN AFTER THAT. MAMMA WAS ALWAYS GETTING ON TO 2 CONC HIM ABOUT TAKING THINGS APART. 2 CONT AS A BOY, ART AND GLEN MADE A LOT OF THEIR OWN TOYS. MARY AND FLOSSIE 2 CONC LIST MANY OF THEM. WE HAD BEEN TAUGHT NEVER T USE THE WORK "NIGGER", 2 CONC ALTHOUGH EVERYONE USED IT BACK THEN, THAT THEY WERE NEGROS. AT THE STORE 2 CONC THEY SOLD A TOY CALLED A "NIGGER SHOOTER". WE CALLED IT A "BEAN 2 CONC FLIPS-SHOOTER". FROM A LIMB OFF THE TREE SHAPED IN A "Y", WE WOULD CUT IT 2 CONC OFF TO MAKE A HANDLE AND SMOOTH IT DOWN. WE WOULD TAKE A PIECE OF 2 CONC INTERTUB AND CUT IT INTO 2 INCH STRIPS AND TIE TO THE END'S OF THE "Y", 2 CONC (TODAY THEY ARE CALLED SLING-SHOTS). 2 CONT 2 CONT Arthur PARTAIN 2 CONT Birth Date: 15 Apr 1920 2 CONT Death Date: 29 Nov 2001 2 CONT Social Security Number: 552-28-8542 2 CONT State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California 2 CONT 2 CONT Death Residence Localities 2 CONT ZIP Code: 92407 2 CONT Localities: Arrowhead Farms, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT Cajon Junction, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT Devore Heights, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT Muscoy, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT Verdemont, San Bernardino, California 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT HAUNTING STORY ABOUT THE HOSPITAL THAT SOME OF US KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WERE 2 CONC BORN IN: 2 CONT 2 CONT San Bernardino - St Bernadine Hospital - A nun has been seen walking the 2 CONC halls in the oldest parts of the hospital for at least 30 years. She is 2 CONC seen mostly at night and on a few different floors. This part of the 2 CONC hospital is no longer used for patients and is empty at night. A convent 2 CONC is connected to this part of the hospital and a few nuns have died there. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT GLENN ALVIN PARTAIN (JOHN AND LENA'S SON), BORN SEPTEMBER 6, 1918. 2 CONC MARRIED ON DECEMBER 25, 1937 TO GENEVA PAULINE (LESTER) PARTAIN BORN 2 CONC JANUARY 1, 1921. GLENN JOINED THE UNITED STATES ARMY ON JUNE 1, 1944. HE 2 CONC WAS, PFC GLEN PARTAIN OF THE 100TH INFANTRY DIVISION (INFANTRYMAN) HE 2 CONC WAS SHIPPED TO THE EUROPEAN THEATER IN NOVEMBER OF 1944. HE HAS BEEN 2 CONC AWARDED THE E.T.O. RIBBON WITH TWO SILVER AND ONE BRONZE STAR. COMBAT 2 CONC INFANTRY BADGE & GOOD CONDUCT BADGE.HE SAILED FROM LEHAVRE FRANCE WITH 2 CONC HIS INFANTRY DIVISION BACK TO THE STATES, WHERE GLEN'S PARENTS LIVED IN 2 CONC LOMITA, CALIFORNIA. GLENN WAS THE ONLY SOLDIER IN HIS PLATOON THAT DID 2 CONC NOT RECEIVE A PURPLE HEART WHEN THEY RETURNED. HE HAD BEEN THE ONLY ONE 2 CONC NOT TO BE INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 2 CONT 2 CONT (I HAVE COPIES OF HIS MILITARY PAPERS THAT AUNT PAULINE GAVE ME, I HAVE 2 CONC SCANNED THEM IN AND WILL TRY AND ATTACH THEM TO THIS HISTORY). 2 CONT 2 CONT GLENN PASSED AWAY APRIL 22, 2005 IN SPIRO NURSING HOME IN SPIRO, 2 CONC OKLAHOMA. 2 CONT GLENN & PAULINES'S CHILDREN: 2 CONT 1) LINDA RUTH PARTAIN, STILL BORN/FULL TERM ON APRIL 9, 1939, LAID TO 2 CONC REST IN THE RIALTO CEMETARY IN RIALTO, CALIFORNIA. 2 CONT 2) ALVIN NEWTON PARTAIN, BORN JANUARY 6, 1941 2 CONT 3) GLENDA LEE PARTAIN, BORN JULY 10, 1942. SHE DIED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1961 2 CONC (18 YEARS OLD). CAR ACCIDENT AT 5:45 PM. A TIRE BLEW OUT, SHE LOST 2 CONC CONTROL AND HIT A TREE. SHE WAS THRON FROM THE CAR AND HIT HER HEAD ON A 2 CONC ROCK, THE ONLY ROCK FOUND IN ½ MILE AREA. HER FRIEND (THE PASSANGER) WAS 2 CONC UNINJURED. THEY HAD GONE TO THE BRIDAL SHOP TO PICK GLENDA'S WEDDING 2 CONC DRESS UP. SHE WAS TO BE MARRIED THAT FOLLOWING WEEK. 2 CONT 4) ANITA CAROL (PARTAIN) SHAW (DIVORCED) DAY. BORN IN VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 2 CONC ON JULY 10, 1958. SHE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 29, 2001 FROM A BRAIN 2 CONC ANURISM. SHE HAD THREE CHILDREN AMY, ASHLEY SHAW AND MICHAEL DAY. 2 CONT ANITA CAROL (PARTAIN) SHAW DAY DEATH HISTORY: INTERMENT: 2 CONT NEW HOPE CEMETERY AUGUST 3, 1999 AT 3:00 PM SPIRO, OKLAHOMA 2 CONT MINISTER: REV. MILOS STEFFEN 2 CONT SERVICE: PALMER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Glen PARTAIN 2 CONT Birth Date: 6 Sep 1918 2 CONT Death Date: 22 Apr 2005 2 CONT Social Security Number: 552-28-8512 2 CONT State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California 2 CONT 2 CONT Death Residence Localities 2 CONT ZIP Code: 74959 2 CONT Localities: Spiro, Le Flore, Oklahoma 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 11:56:24 0 @I38@ INDI 1 NAME JOHN THOMAS /PARTAIN (PRITCHETT)/ 2 NICK "BIG JOHN" 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 6 DEC 1866 2 PLAC CLEBURNE COUNTY,FAYETTEVILLE,ARKANSA 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 25 DEC 1887 2 PLAC VAN BUREN,ARKANSA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 19 APR 1932 2 PLAC BOKOSHE,OKLAHOMA 1 BURI 2 PLAC SPIRO,OKLAHOMA 1 FAMS @F14@ 1 FAMC @F16@ 1 NOTE JOHN THOMAS PARTAIN HE WAS GRANTED HOMESTEAD CERTIFICARE 7695, 2 CONC APPLICATION NUMBER 175572 FOR A 162 ACRE TRACT, ON 16 OCTOBER 1895 IN 2 CONC CLEBURNE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA.HE WAS A RESIDENT IN 1900 MORGAN TOWNSHIP, 2 CONC CLEBURNE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA. HIS CHILDREN INCLUDE HOYN T. WIFE JULIA 2 CONC E. CHILDREN OLIVER, JOHN, CALLY, OLI, WILLIAM AND CHARLES, MINNIE, 2 CONC FLETCHER, ROBERT AND JULIA. OCCUPATION-MINISTER, AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST. 2 CONT Presented by Lanny Partain, son of Charlie Partain, son of John Thomas 2 CONC Partain, son of Charlie and Elizabeth Partain. December 1999. 2 CONT John Thomas Partain 2 CONT The following is from a hand-written story about my grandfather, 2 CONC John Thomas Partain. The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford 2 CONC Speer(daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford).I got a copy from my 2 CONC cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it 2 CONC from Ola Fern Ford Speer. 2 CONT "John Thomas(Pritchett) Partain, or "Big John" as he was often 2 CONC called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6,1866. This is told in 2 CONC the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him 2 CONC in the story of Callie Pritchett. 2 CONT John Thomas Partain 2 CONT First Generation 2 CONT 1. John Thomas Partain, son of Charlie Partain and Elizabeth Partain, 2 CONC was born Fayetteville, Cleburne County, Arkansas 12/1866. 2 CONT He married three times. He married L. Z. Bell Gibbons Partain Van Buren, 2 CONC Arkansas, July 19, 1885. Bell was born June 29, 1869. L. died App. 2 CONC August, 1887 Shirley, Arkansas, at approximately 18 years of age. J.T. 2 CONC Partain's first wife either died in childbirth or died while she was 2 CONC carrying their first child. She is buried in Bradford Cemetery near 2 CONC Shirley, AR. The tombstone reads "N.Z. Bell wife of J.T. Partain Born 2 CONC June 29, 1869. 2 CONT He married Julia Melinda Maxwell Partain Van Buren, Arkansas, 2 CONC December 25, 1887, BY J. B. FURTONER-ELDER. Julia was born November 10, 2 CONC 1868. Julia was the daughter of Abner William Maxwell and Nancy Emily 2 CONC Treadway Maxwell. Julia died August 20, 1907 Spiro, Oklahoma, at 38 years 2 CONC of age. "Julia Melinda Maxwell was born in Arkansas, November 1868. Her 2 CONC father's name was P. S. Maxwell, who was known as "Stillman" Maxwell. He 2 CONC was born in Illinois. Her mother's name was Nancy (in some records, 2 CONC Emily). Treadway, of Van Buren, Arkansas. Julia Melinda married Grandpa 2 CONC John Tomas Partain in December 25, 1887. She was 19 years old and he was 2 CONC twenty-one years old.Julia and John Thomas had ten children, 6 boys and 4 2 CONC girls. They were born in this order: 2 CONT Oliver E. born Jan. 1, 1888. Died Oct. 19, 1966 2 CONT John A. born March 5, 1891. Died Nov. 19, 1971 2 CONT Calidonia Myrtle-Lee(Callie, born Dec. 16, 1893. Died April 22, 1978 2 CONC William Arthur, born Dec. 6, 1894. Died July 27, 1967 2 CONT Ollie, born Feb. 1896. Died 1985, buried in Spiro, Okla. 2 CONT Charley E. Born April 10, 1898. Died March 22, 1977 2 CONT Minnie, born Aug. 1900. Died ?? buried in Spiro, Okla. 2 CONT Fletcher, born Sept. 1902. Died Feb. 26, 1944 2 CONT All these children were born in Arkansas. They left Heber Springs, 2 CONC Arkansas in the year of 1902. Fletcher was a three month old baby. They 2 CONC moved to Spiro, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, as Oklahoma became a state in 2 CONC the year of 1907. Several families traveled with them, including a 2 CONC Reverend Elliott, Church of Christ minister. He preached in places along 2 CONC the way to Oklahoma. 2 CONT In Morrilton, Arkansas, Grandma Julia became very ill with typhoid 2 CONC fever. She and the younger children had to be left behind. The older 2 CONC children went on to Spiro with Grandpa. Later on they returned for her 2 CONC and the other children. After Grandma and Grandpa reached Oklahoma, they 2 CONC had two more children: Robert Dow, born July 1905 Julia Melinda, born 2 CONC Aug. 11, 1907 2 CONT Grandma Julia Melinda died Aug. 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days 2 CONC old. Grandma Julia was 38 years old. She is buried in Spiro Cemetery." 2 CONT He married Etta Elliott Partain. Her body was interred 1967 Spiro 2 CONC Oklahoma, Spiro Cemetery. Etta became the mother of Ocie Theodore 2 CONC Partain Bokoshe, Oklahoma, October 26, 1911. Etta became the mother of 2 CONC Albert Estil Partain May, 1913. Etta's dad, a Church of Christ preacher, 2 CONC built a house in Heber Springs, AR. 2 CONT "John Thomas (Pritchett) Partain, or "Big John" as he was often 2 CONC called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 1866. This is told in 2 CONC the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him 2 CONC in the story of Callie Pritchett. 2 CONT This a another story; 2 CONT When John Thomas was a young man wanting to get married, he was in love 2 CONC with two beautiful girls. He couldn't decide which one to choose for his 2 CONC bride. Every day or so, he rode his horse to see his sweethearts. This 2 CONC one day, he had made up his mind he would ask one of them to marry him, 2 CONC but he couldn't decide which one. So, as he rode his horse along, they 2 CONC came to a fork in the road.Grandpa decided he would let his horse decide 2 CONC which fork in th road to take. One girl lived down one road, and the 2 CONC other girl lived down the other road. So the horse chose the road and 2 CONC Grandpa married the girl. Her name was Belle Gibbons. On July 19, 1885, 2 CONC she and Grandpa were married. She was 15 years old and Grandpa was 19. 2 CONC The marriage ended in tragedy, as she and the unborn baby both died in 2 CONC childbirth in August of 1886.(Some records show she and the baby both 2 CONC died at 4 months of the pregnancy.) 2 CONT On December 25,1887,Grandpa Partain married his other sweetheart 2 CONC Julia Melinda Maxwell. She was 19 years old and he was 21 years old. They 2 CONC had ten children, listed in the order of birth in the story of Julia 2 CONC Melinda Maxwell. 2 CONT Grandpa Partain was a Church of Christ minister. He is the first 2 CONC person I ever heard preach. When I was just a small child he preached in 2 CONC the schoolhouse on Sundays, where we kids all went to school during the 2 CONC week. The schoolhouse was on Bokoshe Mountain. 2 CONT Grandpa John Thomas Partain fathered 14 children in all. 2 CONT We lived in Whitefield, Okla. when we got word that he had died. I 2 CONC remember mom taking the younger children and going to the funeral. I 2 CONC think they drove down with Uncle Charley. I was old enough by then to 2 CONC stay home and do the housework and the cooking. Grandpa died April 19, 2 CONC 1932. He and two wives and several of his children are buried in the 2 CONC Spiro, Ok. Cemetery. Grandpa was 65 years old when he died." 2 CONT John Thomas Partain and Etta Elliott Partain had the following 2 CONC children: 2 CONT Firstborn (Etta) Partain. 2 CONT Ocie Theodore Partain was born October 26, 1911. 2 CONT Albert Estil Partain was born May, 1913. 2 CONT John Thomas Partain and Julia Melinda Maxwell Partain had the 2 CONC following children: 2 CONT Oliver Edward Partain was born January 1, 1889. 2 CONT John Alvin Partain was born March 15, 1891. 2 CONT Callie Myrtle Partain Ford was born December, 1892. 2 CONT Ollie Pearl Partain Gentry was born February, 1894. She 2 CONC married Elige Gentry. 2 CONT William Arthur Partain was born December, 1896. 2 CONT Charlie Edwin Partain was born April 10, 1898. 2 CONT Minnie Malela Partain Flynn was born April 13, 1900. 2 CONT Fletcher Monroe Partain was born September, 1902. 2 CONT Robert Dow Partain was born July 7, 1905. 2 CONT Julia Melinda Partain Pinkerton was born August 11, 1907. 2 CONT Second Generation 2 CONT 3. Ocie Theodore Partain(John Thomas1)was born Bokoshe,Oklahoma 2 CONC October 26, 1911. Ocie died June 2,1981 Bokoshe,Oklahoma,at 69 years of 2 CONC age. He married Hazel Nixon Partain Greenwood, AR,11/8/1940. Ocie 2 CONC Theodore Partain and Hazel Nixon Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 15 Charlotte Faye3 Partain was born Bokoshe, Ok August 31. 1941. 2 CONT 16 Dianna Sue Partain was born Bokoshe, OK July 24, 1946. 2 CONT 17 Phillip Ocie Partain was born Bokoshe, OK July 31, 1952. 2 CONT 4. Albert Estil Partain(John Thomas)was born May, 1913. He married 2 CONC Muriel Tanksley Partain. Muriel is the daughter of Daniel Baxter Tanksley 2 CONC and Emily Tanksley Eoff. Albert Estil Partain and Muriel Tanksley Partain 2 CONC had the following child: 18 Joe Partain. 2 CONT 5. Oliver Edward Partain(John Thomas1)was born January 1,1889. 2 CONC Oliver died April, 1966 at 77 years of age. He married Fannie M. Rucker 2 CONC Partain January 1,1916.Fannie was born September 26,1893. At 30 years of 2 CONC age Fannie became the mother of Grover Sherman Partain July 5,1924. 2 CONC Oliver Edward Partain and Fannie M. Rucker Partain had the following 2 CONC children: 2 CONT 19 Grover Sherman Partain was born July 5, 1924. Grover died September 2 CONC 1975 at 51 years of age. 2 CONT 20 Charles Darman Partain was born July 8, 1926. Charles died June 28, 2 CONC 1983 at 56 years of age. 2 CONT 6. John Alvin Partain(John Thomas)was born March 15, 1891. John died 2 CONC November 19, 1971 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 80 years of age. He married Lena 2 CONC Ruth Watson Partain Unknown. Lena was born March 26, 1894.Lena died 2 CONC February, 1986 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 91 years of age. John Alvin Partain 2 CONC and Lena Ruth Watson Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 21 Glenn Alvin Partain. 2 CONT 22 Arthur Thomas Partain. 2 CONT 23 Mary Mae Partain Richards. 2 CONT 24 Flossie Marie Partain Evans. 2 CONT 7. Callie Myrtle Partain Ford (John Thomas1 Partain) was born 2 CONC December,1892. Callie died April,1978 Stigler,Oklahoma, at 85 years of 2 CONC age. She married Ed Ford. Callie Myrtle Partain Ford and Ed Ford had the 2 CONC following children: 2 CONT 25 Ola Fern Ford Venable Speers. She married twice.She married Virgil 2 CONC Venable. She married Alvin Speers. 2 CONT 26 Leland Ford. 2 CONT 27 Vernon Ford. 2 CONT 28 Olen Ford. 2 CONT 29 Warren Ford. 2 CONT 30 Alvin Ford. 2 CONT 31 Lucille Ford Edwards. 2 CONT 8. William Arthur Partain(John Thomas)was born Spiro, Oklahoma 2 CONC December, 1896. William died July 27, 1968 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 71 years 2 CONC of age. He married Lola Vancil Partain. Lola was born November 4, 1902. 2 CONC Lola died August,1986 Stigler, Oklahoma, at 83 years of age. William 2 CONC Arthur Partain and Lola Vancil Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 32 W.A. (Dub) Partain. 2 CONT 33 Gerald Wayne Partain. Gerald died 1997 San Diego,California. 2 CONT 34 Leona Partain Miller. Leona died 1997 Stigler, Oklahoma. She 2 CONC married Junior Miller. 2 CONT 35 Norma Lucille Partain Wade. Was born September 11, 1923 Wade Bokoshe, 2 CONC OK. She married twice. She married Robert Brown. She married Norman Levon 2 CONC Berry. Norman was born Honey Grove, TX October 27, 1820. Norman died 2 CONC December 1, 1984 Fort Smith, Arkansas. 2 CONT 9. Charlie Edwin Partain(John Thomas)was born Spiro, Oklahoma April 2 CONC 10, 1898. Charlie died March 1, 1977 Bokoshe, Oklahoma, at 78 years of 2 CONC age. C.E. Partain died in Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, of 2 CONC congestive heart failure. He had an enlarged heart that Dr. Lane said was 2 CONC probably congenital. His wife, Beulah, and Frank Cantrell, an elder from 2 CONC Stigler, Oklahoma were at his side when he died. He married Beulah 2 CONC McCullar Partain Bokoshe, Oklahoma, March 26, 1922. Beulah was born 2 CONC Cameron County, Oklahoma March 21, 1904. Beulah is the daughter of 2 CONC William Andrew (Alonzo) McCullar and Minnie Delcina Herron 2 CONC McCullar.Charlie weighed 175 pounds; was 6-feet tall; had brown hair; had 2 CONC white skin; had blue eyes. Charlie Edwin Partain and Beulah McCullar 2 CONC Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 37 Othal Edward Partain was born January 10, 1923. Stigler, Ok. 2 CONT 38 Ernest Wayne Partain was born February 26, 1926. Boskoshe, Ok. 2 CONT 39 Lanny Eugene Partain was born January 13, 1941. Stigler, Ok. 2 CONT 10. Minnie Malela Partain Flynn(John Thomas Partain) was born April 2 CONC 13, 1900. She married Marion Flynn. Minnie Malela Partain Flynn and 2 CONC Marion Flynn had the following child: 2 CONT 40 Bobby Flynn. 2 CONT 11. Fletcher Monroe Partain(John Thomas1)was born September, 1902. 2 CONC He married Ruby Partain. Fletcher Monroe Partain and Ruby Partain had the 2 CONC following children: 2 CONT 41 Howard Partain. 2 CONT 42 Helen PartainDinoff. 2 CONT 43 Emma Jean PartainGentry. 2 CONT 12. Robert Dow Partain (John Thomas1) was born July 7, 1905. Robert 2 CONC died December 1986 Spiro, Oklahoma, at 81 years of age. He married Ester 2 CONC Ware Partain. Robert Dow Partain and Ester Ware Partain had the following 2 CONC children: 2 CONT 44 Robert (Bob) Partain. His body was interred 1999 Spiro, OK. 2 CONT 45 Audry O. Partain. 2 CONT 46 Tommy Partain. 2 CONT 47 John Thomas (Sonny) Partain was born February 9, 1934. 2 CONT 48 Roland (Pat) Partain was born 1940. 2 CONT 49 JoAnn Partain was born 1942. 2 CONT 50 Ellen Partain was born 1944. 2 CONT 51 Julia Partain was born 1946. 2 CONT 13. Julia Melinda Partain Pinkerton (John Thomas Partain) was born 2 CONC August 11, 1907. She married Fred Pinkerton. He married an unknown 2 CONC person.Julia Melinda Partain Pinkerton and Fred Pinkerton had the 2 CONC following child: 2 CONT 52 Bill Pinkerton. "Third Generation" 2 CONT 21. Glenn Alvin Partain (John Alvin, John Thomas) birth date 2 CONC unknown. He married Geneva Pauline Lester Partain Spiro, Oklahoma, 2 CONC December 25, 1937. Geneva was born Spiro, Oklahoma January 1, 1921. 2 CONC Glenn Alvin Partain and Geneva Pauline Lester Partain had the following 2 CONC children: 2 CONT 53 Linda Ruth Partain was born Rialto, California April 9, 1939. Linda 2 CONC died April 9, 1939 Rialto, California, at less than one year of age. 2 CONT 54 Alvin Newt Partain was born Fontana, California January 6, 1941. 2 CONT 55 Glenda Lee Partain was born Fontana, California July 10, 1943. 2 CONC Glenda died February 6, 1961 Ojai, California, at 17 years of age. 2 CONT 56 Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day was born July 10, 1958.Ventura, Ca. 2 CONT 24. Mary Mae Partain Richards 2 CONT 25. Flossie Partain Evans(John Alvin,John Thomas) birth date unknown. 2 CONC She married Frank Morley Evans Yuma, Arizona, 4/12/1941. Frank was born 2 CONC San Bernardino, CA 3/4/1920. 2 CONT Flossie Partain Evans and Morley Evans had the following child: 2 CONT 57 Morley Wayne Evans was born 7/24/1942. 2 CONT 58 Claudia Marie Evans Waters was born 3/15/1944. San Bernardino, Ca 2 CONT 32. W.A.(Dub)Partain(William Arthur,John Thomas)birth date unknown He 2 CONC married Ruby(?)Partain. W.A.(Dub)Partain and Ruby(?) Partain had the 2 CONC following children: 2 CONT 59 Mike Partain. 2 CONT 60 Terry Allen Partain. 2 CONT 61 Debbie Partain. 2 CONT 62 Chuck Partain. 2 CONT 36. Norma Lucille Partain Wade (William Arthur Partain, John 2 CONC Thomas)was born Bokoshe,OK September 11, 1923. She married twice. She 2 CONC married Norman Levon Wade. Norman became the father of Judy Diane Wade 2 CONC Berry Bell, CA, September 13,1953. She married Robert (Buddy) Brown. 2 CONC Norma Lucille Partain Wade and Robert(Buddy)Brown had the following 2 CONC child: 2 CONT 63 Robert Darrell Brown was born January 28, 1947, Stigler, Ok. 2 CONT Norma Lucille Partain Wade and Norman Levon Wade had the following child: 2 CONT 64 Judy Diane Wade Berry was born September 13,1953, Berry Bell, Ca 2 CONT 37. Othal Edward Partain(Charlie Edwin, John Thomas)was born 2 CONC Stigler, Oklahome January 10,1923. He married Ruth Hyder Partain. Othal 2 CONC Edward Partain and Ruth Hyder Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 65 Edwina Partain. 2 CONT 66 Keith Lynn Partain was born Tulsa, Oklahoma December 10, 1947. 2 CONT 38. Ernest Wayne Partain(Charlie Edwin,John Thomas)was born 2 CONC Bokoshe, Oklahoma February 26, 1926. He married Beulah Faye Whisman 2 CONC Partain. Beulah was born Muskogee, Oklahoma October 24, 1925. Beulah is 2 CONC the daughter of Mr. Whisman and Mrs. Whisman. Ernest Wayne Partain and 2 CONC Beulah Faye Whisman Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 67 Terry4 Partain. 2 CONT 68 Donny Partain. 2 CONT 69 Joseph Partain. 2 CONT 70 William Partain. 2 CONT 71 Susie Matthews Partain. 2 CONT 39.Lanny Eugene Partain(Charlie Edwin, John Thomas)was born Stigler, 2 CONC Oklahoma January 13, 1941. He married Donna Faye Bolds Partain 2 CONC Pharr,Texas,March 9,1962. Donna was born Newcastle, Indiana June 4, 1942. 2 CONC Donna is the daughter of Sherman Cleo Bolds and Faye Elberta Muma Bolds 2 CONC Elliott. Occupations: Grew up on a truck farm; Preached in San Juan, 2 CONC Texas; Taught High School in Edinburg, Texas and McAllen, Texas; Worked 2 CONC for Sears in Corpus Christi, Texas; Longview, Texas; and Nederland, 2 CONC Texas; Worked for Unocal in Nederland, Texas and Rodeo, California; 2 CONC Administrator, Solano Christian Academy in Fairfield, California.Lanny 2 CONC weighed 170 pounds; was 6-feet 1-inches tall; had bloodtype A+; had Brown 2 CONC hair; had White skin; had Blue eyes at age 58 years. Lanny Eugene Partain 2 CONC and Donna Faye Bolds Partain had the following children: 2 CONT 72 Jana Rochelle Partain was born McAllen, Texas October 21, 1964. 2 CONT 73 Sheila Renee Partain was born October 7, 1967. 2 CONT Fourth Generation 2 CONT 56. Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day (Glenn Alvin Partain, John Alvin, 2 CONC John Thomas) was born Ventura, California July 10, 1958. Anita died July 2 CONC 31, 1999 Cushing, Oklahoma, at 41 years of age. Her body was interred 2 CONC August 4, 1999 Spiro, Oklahoma. She married twice. She married James 2 CONC Day. James became the father of Michael James Day Cushing, Oklahoma, June 2 CONC 7, 1999. She married Unknown Shaw. Unknown became the father of Amy Shaw 2 CONC Cushing, Oklahoma, April 27, 1983. Unknown became the father of Ashley 2 CONC Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, June 30, 1987. At 24 years of age Anita became 2 CONC the mother of Amy Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, April 27, 1983. At 28 years of 2 CONC age Anita became the mother of Ashley Shaw Cushing, Oklahoma, June 30, 2 CONC 1987. At 40 years of age Anita became the mother of Michael James Day 2 CONC Cushing, Oklahoma, June 7, 1999. Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day and Unknown 2 CONC Shaw had the following children: 2 CONT 74 Amy Shaw was born Cushing, Oklahoma April 27, 1983. 2 CONT 75 Ashley Shaw was born Cushing, Oklahoma June 30, 1987. 2 CONT 2 CONT Anita Carol Partain Shaw Day and James Day had the following child: 2 CONT 76 Michael James Day was born Cushing, Oklahoma June 7, 1999. 2 CONT 2 CONT 57. Morley Wayne Evans(Flossie Partain, John Alvin, John Thomas) was 2 CONC born 7/24/1942. He married Nancy Louise Smith Evans Rialto, California, 2 CONC 4/30/1965. Nancy was born in Texas 3/1/1944. Morley Wayne Evans and Nancy 2 CONC Louise Smith Evans had the following children: 2 CONT 77 Christopher Wayne5 Evans was born Indio, California 9/16/1967. 2 CONT 78 Matthew Ryan Evans was born Fontana, California 10/6/1975. 2 CONT 79 Karly Kay Evans was born Fontana, California 11/6/1981. 2 CONT 2 CONT 58. Claudia Marie Evans4 Waters(Flossie Partain, John Alvin, John 2 CONC Thomas) was born San Bernardino, California 3/15/1944. She married twice. 2 CONC She married William McDonald. William became the father of Abby McDonald 2 CONC San Bernardino, California. She married Rupert Lee Murphy Tijuana, 2 CONC Mexico, 9/27/1958. Rupert became the father of Donna Marie Murphy 2 CONC 3/26/1960. Rupert became the father of Caroline(Diana) Lee Murphy 2 CONC Ontario,California, 7/29/1961. Rupert became the father of Tina Marie 2 CONC Murphy Ontario, California, 9/11/1962. Rupert became the father of Judy 2 CONC Sue Murphy Ontario,California, 1/29/1964. Claudia became the mother of 2 CONC Abby McDonald San Bernardino, California. At 16 years of age Claudia 2 CONC became the mother of Donna Marie Murphy 3/26/1960. At 17 years of age 2 CONC Claudia became the mother of Caroline (Diana) Lee Murphy Ontario, 2 CONC California, 7/29/1961. At 18 years of age Claudia became the mother of 2 CONC Tina Marie Murphy Ontario, California, 9/11/1962. At 19 years of age 2 CONC Claudia became the mother of Judy Sue Murphy Ontario, California, 2 CONC 1/29/1964.Claudia Marie Evans Waters and William McDonald had the 2 CONC following child: 2 CONT 80 Abby McDonald was born San Bernardino, California. 2 CONT Claudia Marie Evans Waters and Rupert Lee Murphy had the following 2 CONC children: 2 CONT 81 Donna Marie Murphy was born 3/26/1960. 2 CONT 82 Caroline (Diana) Lee Murphy was born Ontario, California 7/29/1961. 2 CONT 83 Tina Marie Murphy was born Ontario, California 9/11/1962. 2 CONT 84 Judy Sue Murphy was born Ontario, California 1/29/1964. 2 CONT 63. Robert Darrell Brown (Norma Lucille Partain Wade, William Arthur 2 CONC Partain, John Thomas1) was born Stigler, OK January 28, 1947. Robert 2 CONC Darrell Brown had the following child: 2 CONT 85 Linda Carol5 Brown Carpenter. 2 CONT 64. Judy Diane Wade Berry (Norma Lucille Partain Wade, William Arthur 2 CONC Partain, John Thomas)was born Bell, CA September 13, 1953. 2 CONT She married Richard Wayne Berry in Tulsa, OK, December 16, 1978. Richard 2 CONC was born in Amarillo, TX April 18, 1955.Judy Diane Wade Berry and Richard 2 CONC Wayne Berry had the following children: 2 CONT 86 Brandon Matthew Berry was born in Tulsa, OK April 14, 1980. 2 CONT 87 Bryan Mark Berry was born Tulsa June 24, 1982. 2 CONT 88 Bethany Anne Berry was born in Tulsa, OK May 30, 1988. 2 CONT 73. Sheila Renee Partain (Lanny Eugene,Charlie Edwin,John Thomas) was 2 CONC born McAllen, Texas October 7, 1967.Sheila Renee Partain and Ray Anthony 2 CONC Crumley had the following child: 2 CONT 89 Kara Rochelle Partain was born Longview, Texas February 17, 1993. 2 CONC Grandpa John Thomas Partain fathered 14 children in all. We lived in 2 CONC Whitefield, Okla. when we got word that he had died. I remember mom 2 CONC taking the younger children and going to the funeral. I think they drove 2 CONC down with Uncle Charley. I was old enough by then to stay home and do the 2 CONC housework and the cooking. Grandpa died April 19, 1932. He and two wives 2 CONC and several of his children are buried in the Spiro, Ok, Cemetery. 2 CONC Grandpa was 65 years old when he died." In the year 1885, or 1886, it was 2 CONC reported that Grandpa John Thomas Partain shot and killed Bill Fowler, 2 CONC the carpetbagger, for the rape of his mother. He would have been 19 or 20 2 CONC years old at the time. Fort Smith, Arkansas, Crawford Count Seat, 2 CONC records show of the death of Bill Fowler at that time. But the cause of 2 CONC death was not stated.” 2 CONT “Big John” was born December 6(?), 1866 somewhere in Arkansas. At the 2 CONC time of this writing I have been unable to find documentation of his 2 CONC birthplace or his parents. His son Charlie (my father) listed John’s 2 CONC birthplace as Tennessee on an application for a delayed birth certificate 2 CONC in 1943. On the 1900 Census in the Morgan Township of Cleburne County 2 CONC Arkansas, he shows to be born in Arkansas. Legend handed down from John’s 2 CONC daughter Callie Ford through her daughter Ola Fern Speer has him being 2 CONC born in Fayetteville, AR. 2 CONT Documented Information 2 CONT (1) 2 CONT A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on July 17, 1886 2 CONC for John Partain, age 21 and L.B. Gibbons, age 15. W. A. Maxwell (Julia’s 2 CONC brother) signed as bondsman. “Rev. J. B. Fortener of the Baptist church” 2 CONC performed the marriage. It was filed in the County Court House in 2 CONC Clinton, AR. 2 CONT (2) 2 CONT A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on December 23, 2 CONC 1887 for John T. Partain, age 23 and Junie Maxwell, age 19. John T. 2 CONC Partain and R.S.Hill signed as bondsman. The same person performed the 2 CONC marriage. This time he signed “Elder J. B. Fortener.” It was filed in the 2 CONC County Court House in Clinton, AR. 2 CONT (3) 2 CONT A marriage license was issued in the county of Cleburne on August 30, 2 CONC 1909 for J.T. Partain, age 42 of Spiro in the County of Laflora (sic) in 2 CONC the State of Oklahoma and Miss Etta Elliott, age 27 of Cleburne County 2 CONC Arkansas. J. T. Partain and Wm. Elliott signed the bond. “W.W. Humphrey, 2 CONC minister,” performed the marriage. It was filed in the County Court 2 CONC House in Heber Springs, AR. 2 CONT (4) 2 CONT On October 16th, 1895 John T. Partain was granted Homestead Certificate 2 CONC Number 7695, Application Number 175572 filed in Little Rock, AR for the 2 CONC following 162-acre tract of land in Cleburne County, AR. The North East 2 CONC quarter of Section Thirty-six, in Township twelve North of Range twelve 2 CONC West and the South half of the North West quarter, and the North half of 2 CONC the South West fractional quarter of section Thirty one, in Township 2 CONC twelve North of Range eleven West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in 2 CONC Arkansas, containing one hundred and sixty two acres, and forty seven 2 CONC hundredths of an acre. 2 CONT The Legal Land Description is: 2 CONT # Aliquot Parts Base Line Fractional Township Range Section # 2 CONT 1 E1/2NE 5th PM No 12N 12W 36 2 CONT 2 S1/2NW 5th PM No 12N 11W 31 2 CONT 3 N1/2SW 5th PM Yes 12N 11W 31 2 CONT (5) 2 CONT On November 22th,1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from Nance Maxwell, a 2 CONC widow, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as payment in full for 2 CONC the following land: SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec Two in Township 11N R12 West 2 CONC containing forty acres more or less. South West ¼ of the North West 2 CONC quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve west of 2 CONC the Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas 2 CONT Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain 2 CONT (6) 2 CONT On November 25th, 1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from A.W. Maxwell and 2 CONC Lucy J Maxwell, his wife, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as 2 CONC payment in full for the following land: The E1/2 of the SW1/4 and the 2 CONC W1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 2 in Township 11 North of Range 12 West 2 CONC Containing 160 acres. 2 CONT The East half of the North West quarter and the West half of the North 2 CONC East Quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve West 2 CONC of Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas. 2 CONT Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain 2 CONT (7) 2 CONT On August 29th, 1902 a Warranty Deed was issued from John T. Partain and 2 CONC Julia E. Partain, his wife, to James M. Johnson of Flonroe City, MO. in 2 CONC consideration of the sum of Six Hundred ($600.00) for the following land: 2 CONT The East ½ Half of the North West ¼ quarter and the West Half of the 2 CONC North East Quarter ¼ and the South West ¼ of the North West quarter all 2 CONC in Section Two (2) Township Eleven (11 North of Range Twelve West of the 2 CONC Principle Meridian in Arkansas. E1/2 NW1/4, W1/2 NE ¼ and SW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 2 CONC 2 T11 R12 W Except 2 acres off of the South part of South West ¼ of North 2 CONC East of Sec Two T11 R12 conveyed to John Eoff. 2 CONT Witnessed by Robert R. Poe, Notary Public. 2 CONT (8) 2 CONT John Thomas brought his family to Spiro, Oklahoma from Cleburne County 2 CONC Arkansas. I don’t have any property titles from that time period yet. His 2 CONC house was about 6 blocks from the present home of Glenn and Pauline 2 CONC Partain (John Alvin’s son) in the middle of Spiro. I don’t know if he 2 CONC rented or bought. 2 CONT (9) 2 CONT Beginning in October of 1919, John Thomas and his sons, William Arthur, 2 CONC and John Alvin, bought and sold land on Bokoshe Mountain in LaFlore 2 CONC County, Oklahoma. The land is described as the NW!/4 and SE1/4 of Section 2 CONC 20, Range 24 in Township 8. The buying and selling involved different 2 CONC sub-sections of those parcels and sometimes involved selling to each 2 CONC other.The exact series of transactions is difficult to follow. The land 2 CONC was sold to Mr. McBee for taxes in 1941 but redeemed by Ocie Partain, 2 CONC John Thomas’ son, November 15, 1943 and continued to be occupied by Ocie 2 CONC and his mother, Etta, until he sold it to Bob Hatter on March, 4, 1965. 2 CONT (10) 2 CONT The first Census record I have found for John Thomas is the 1900 Census 2 CONC for Morgan Township in Cleburne County AR. He is Household number 144. 2 CONT Partain, John T Head. Dec. 1866 33 Parent birthplace 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Julia E. Wife Nov. 1868 31 Parent birthplace N.C. 2 CONT Oliver S Jan. 1889 11 Ark. For all other birthplaces 2 CONT John A. S Mar. 1891 9 2 CONT Cally M. D Dec. 1892 7 2 CONT Olie P. D Feb. 1894 6 2 CONT William A. S Dec. 1896 3 2 CONT Charles E. S Apr. 1898 2 2 CONT The next household (number 145) is as follows: 2 CONT Maxwell Mamcy H Nov. 1821 78 2 CONT Widow born in N.C. (This is Nancy) 2 CONT Bradford Boena K. GD Jan. 1885 15 2 CONT Tankaley David B. GS Jul. 1870 29 (This is Tanksley) Lula 2 CONC M. GD July 1880 20 2 CONT Mildred H. GGD Aug. 1889 9/12 2 CONT (11) 2 CONT On July 17, 1886 John Thomas married a teenager named L.B. Gibbons. She 2 CONC apparently went by the name Belle and it is alleged that she died giving 2 CONC birth to a child that did not survive. Some accounts suggest that she 2 CONC died in the fourth month of pregnancy. 2 CONT She is buried in Bradford Cemetery near Shirley, AR on the South side 2 CONC of Highway 16. Her head stone says “N.Z. Bell - wife of J.T. Partain – 2 CONC Born June 29, 1869 ”. Her grave is approximately: 7 positions from the 2 CONC left side of Row 13. There are approximately four unmarked graves on the 2 CONC left side and 5 unmarked graves on the right side of hers. Robertson is 2 CONC buried on the far left and White on the far right of her row. There is 2 CONC another Gibbons in the same row. 2 CONT Ola Fern Speer has an interesting story of how John Thomas chose her 2 CONC over Julia. (See Legends below.) 2 CONT (12) 2 CONT On December 23, 1887, just 18 months after marrying Belle, John Thomas 2 CONC married Julia Maxwell,(They may have married on Christmas, but the 2 CONC license is dated 12/23/1887.) Her first name is given as Junie on the 2 CONC marriage license. I have also seen it as Julie and July. Some accounts 2 CONC list her middle name as Melinda, but her tombstone (in Spiro Cemetery 2 CONC near the East entrance) reads, “Julia E wife of J.T. Partain born Nov. 18 2 CONC 1868 died Aug 20 1907”, and the 1900 Census in Cleburne County, AR lists 2 CONC her as Julia E. 2 CONT Julia was the 12th of 14 children born to Abner William and Nancy 2 CONC Treadway Maxwell. She was the fourth of their children born in Arkansas. 2 CONC The others were born in North Carolina. 2 CONT Her brother, Abner Wilkerson, born 1857 in Henderson County, North 2 CONC Carolina, was a neighbor and close associate of J.T. Partain. John Thomas 2 CONC signed as Bondsman for Abner’s marriage to Lucy J. Brown. Abner and Lucy 2 CONC were very prominent in the Settlement area during the second half of the 2 CONC 1800’s. 2 CONT (13) 2 CONT Children born to John Thomas and Julia Partain: 2 CONT Name Born Died Buried 2 CONT Oliver E Jan. 1, 1889 AR Oct. 19, 1966 Bloomington, CA 2 CONT John Alvin Mar. 15,1891 AR Nov. 19, 1971 New Hope Spiro 2 CONT Calidonia Myrtle Ford-Dec.15,1892 AR April 22,1978 Stigler, OK 2 CONT William Arthur-Dec. 6,1894 AR July 27, 1967 Antioch, OK 2 CONC Ollie Pearl Gentry-Feb. 9,1895 AR January, 1985 Spiro, OK 2 CONT Charlie Edwin April 10, 1898 AR March 22, 1977 Bokoshe, OK 2 CONT Minnie Malela Flynn-Aug. 13,1900 AR Nov. 28, 1993 Spiro, OK 2 CONT Fletcher Monroe Sept. 6, 1902 AR Feb. 26, 1944 Bloomington, CA 2 CONT Robert Dow July 7, 1905 OK Dec. 1986 Spiro, OK 2 CONT Julia Melinda Pinkerton-Aug. 11,1907 OK, Nov. 8, 1997 San Diego CA 2 CONT Mother Julia died August 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days old. 2 CONT (14) 2 CONT On August 30, 1909, two years after Julia died, John Thomas went back 2 CONC from Spiro, OK to Settlement, AR and married Etta Elliott. Etta was the 2 CONC daughter of William and Elizabeth Jane Brown Elliott. She was the fifth 2 CONC of 9 children. She was born December 11, 1882 in Turkey Creek, Cleburne 2 CONC County, AR and died January 15, 1967 in Bokoshe, OK. I have been told 2 CONC that William Elliott was a Church of Christ minister and that he 2 CONC accompanied Etta and John back to Oklahoma. I also have it that he died 2 CONC January 8, 1933 in Cleburne County, AR and is buried in Shiloh Crossroads 2 CONC Cemetery. According to Anita F Erickson, a descendent of Etta’s mother, 2 CONC all of the Brown family in that part of Arkansas were “Campbellites” 2 CONC which is what members of the Church of Christ were called. 2 CONT Etta and her family appear in the 1900 Census in Van Buren County AR in 2 CONC Union Township, they are household site number 62; 2 CONT Elliott William 6/1850 48 AR TN TN 2 CONT Elizabeth 6/1851 48 AR TN TN 2 CONT Sula 5/1876 24 TX AR AR (Should be Lula) 2 CONT J Eggar 9/1880 19 AR AR AR 2 CONT Elta 12/1882 7 AR AR AR (Should be Etta) 2 CONT Claud S 4/1885 15 All the rest are AR 2 CONT Minnie 3/1887 13 AR 2 CONT Albert 4/1888 11 AR 2 CONT Dora 10/1890 AR 2 CONT Son George M and family are household site number 56 2 CONT Son Frank J and family are household site number 63 2 CONT Children born to John Thomas and Etta: 2 CONT Born Died Buried 2 CONT Ocie Theodore Oct. 26, 1911 OK June 2, 1981 Bokoshe, OK 2 CONT Albert Estle May 1, 1914 OK Aug. 21, 2000 Beaumont, CA 2 CONT Etta had never been married when she took on the responsibility of 2 CONC John Thomas’ 10 children. John was 42 and Etta was 27 when they married. 2 CONC Etta had dated a man named Mart Edwards and one of her cousins teased her 2 CONC that “Mart was a eunuch so Etta married a man with 10 kids” according to 2 CONC Genia Haslar. She also reports that this marriage was “much to the dismay 2 CONC and dislike of her (Etta’s) mother. Her mother still kept the picture of 2 CONC Mart Edwards. She wanted Etta to marry Mart Edwards.” 2 CONT (15) 2 CONT 1920 United States Federal Census – Oklahoma – Leflore County – Spiro 2 CONC Township – January 3, 1920 2 CONT Partain, John T. 53 years old, Listed as head of house, home owned 2 CONC free of mortgage, able to read and write 2 CONT Etta 56 years old, Listed as wife, able to read and write (This should be 2 CONC 36 years old.) 2 CONT Fletcher 17 years old Listed as son, able to read and write 2 CONT Dow 14 years old Listed as son, able to read and write 2 CONT Julia 12 years old Listed as daughter, able to read and write 2 CONT Osey 8 years old Listed as son, attended school (Should be Ocie) 2 CONT Estlel 5 years old Listed as son (Should be Estle) 2 CONT (16) 2 CONT Legends of John Thomas Partain: The following is from a hand-written 2 CONC story about my grandfather, John Thomas Partain. The account was written 2 CONC by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain 2 CONC Ford). I got a copy from my cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle 2 CONC John Partain) who received it from Ola Fern Ford Speer. 2 CONT “John Thomas (Pritchett) Partain, or “Big John” as he was often 2 CONC called, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 1866. This is told 2 CONC in the story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about 2 CONC him in the story of Callie Pritchett. 2 CONT JOHN THOMAS WAS BORN FROM THE PRITCHETT UNION. PRITCHETT WENT BACK TO 2 CONC MISSOURI AFTER THE WAR, BEFORE J. T. WAS BORN & J. T. (JOHN THOMAS) 2 CONC ASSUMED THE PARTAIN NAME.On December 25, 1887, Grandpa Partain married 2 CONC his other sweetheart, Julia Melinda Maxwell. She was 19 years old and he 2 CONC was 21 years old. They had ten children, listed in the order of birth in 2 CONC the story of Julia Melinda Maxwell. Grandpa Partain was a Church of 2 CONC Christ minister. He is the first person I ever heard preach. When I was 2 CONC just a small child, he preached in the schoolhouse on Sundays, where we 2 CONC kids all went to school during the week. The schoolhouse was on Bokoshe 2 CONC Mountain. 2 CONT (17) 2 CONT According to Glenn Partain (John Alvin’s son) sometime between 1907 and 2 CONC 1919 John Thomas took his family to Mena, AR for some time. He moved back 2 CONC to Spiro before moving up to Bokoshe Mountain. Glenn says that he lived 2 CONC in two different locations in Spiro and that he bought land in the 2 CONC Arkansas River bottom between Spiro and Fort Smith, AR. Glenn remembers 2 CONC hearing that the land was grown up with Johnson grass and JT bought hogs 2 CONC to eat the grass. Apparently they did their job before they caught 2 CONC cholera and died. Glenn also was told that JT had two houses burn in 2 CONC Spiro and Opal Tanksley remembers that he had one house burn on Bokoshe 2 CONC Mountain. 2 CONT OTHER DOCUMENTS SHOW: THAT JOHN T. PARTAIN RECEIVED A SUM OF $300.00 2 CONC FROM LUCY & ABNER MAXWELL ON DECEMBER 18, 1895. DATE FILED FEBRUARY 9, 2 CONC 1904. RECORDED IN BOOK N PAGE 64. SOLD TO WM ELLIOTT FOR $350.00 ON 2 CONC NOVEMBER 14, 1898. 2 CONT 2 CONT (ATTACHED) 2 CONT Description: The document is missing the top part. It says "...that 2 CONC with us Christian brethren worshiping at Settlement Van Buren Co. 2 CONC Ark.have this the 4th day of August, 1898 ordained and set apart our 2 CONC worthy brother John T. Partain as a minister of the gospel and wefurther 2 CONC certify that brother Partain is a member in good standing of this 2 CONC congregation worshiping at Settlement. And we commend him to the 2 CONC brotherhood at large wherever his lot may be cast. 2 CONT 2 CONT (something) in charge 2 CONT Elders 2 CONT J.A. Shriver 2 CONT A.W. Maxwell 2 CONT 2 CONT CERTIFICATE OF RECORD 2 CONT State of Arkansas 2 CONT County of Van Buren 2 CONT I G.G. Perkins Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder of the County 2 CONC aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing instrument of 2 CONC writing was filed for record in my office on the 16th day of August A.D. 2 CONC 1898, at 11 o'clock A.M. and the same is now duly recorded withy the 2 CONC acknowledgements and certificates thereon, in "Record Book 4 Page 75 of 2 CONC Ministers Credentials. 2 CONT 2 CONT In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of 2 CONC said Court, this 16th day of Aug 1898 2 CONT G.G. Perkins 2 CONT Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officion Recorder 2 CONT By J.L. Galloway 2 CONT Date Taken: August 1898,Place Taken: VanBuren Settlement, Arkansas 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT John Thomas Partain 2 CONT 2 CONT “Big John” was born December 6(?), 1866 somewhere in Arkansas. At the 2 CONC time of this writing I have been unable to find documentation of his 2 CONC birthplace or his parents. His son Charlie (my father) listed John’s 2 CONC birthplace as Tennessee on an application for a delayed birth certificate 2 CONC in 1943. On the 1900 Census in the Morgan Township of Cleburne County 2 CONC Arkansas, he shows to be born in Arkansas. Legend handed down from 2 CONC John’s daughter Callie Ford through her daughter Ola Fern Speer has him 2 CONC being born in Fayetteville, AR 2 CONT 2 CONT Documented Information 2 CONT (1) 2 CONT A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on July 17, 1886 2 CONC for John Partain, age 21 and L.B. Gibbons, age 15. W. A. Maxwell (Julia’s 2 CONC brother) signed as bondsman. “Rev. J. B. Fortener of the Baptist church” 2 CONC performed the marriage. It was filed in the County Court House in 2 CONC Clinton, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT (2) A marriage license was issued in the county of Van Buren on December 2 CONC 23, 1887 for John T. Partain, age 23 and Junie Maxwell, age 19. John T. 2 CONC Partain and R.S. Hill signed as bondsman. The same person performed the 2 CONC marriage. This time he signed “Elder J. B. Fortener.” It was filed in 2 CONC the County Court House in Clinton, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT (3) A marriage license was issued in the county of Cleburne on August 30, 2 CONC 1909 for J.T. Partain, age 42 of Spiro in the County of Laflora (sic) in 2 CONC the State of Oklahoma and Miss Etta Elliott, age 27 of Cleburne County 2 CONC Arkansas. J. T. Partain and Wm. Elliott signed the bond. “W.W. Humphrey, 2 CONC minister,” performed the marriage. It was filed in the County Court 2 CONC House in Heber Springs, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT (4) On October 16th, 1895 John T. Partain was granted Homestead 2 CONC Certificate Number 7695, Application Number 175572 filed in Little Rock, 2 CONC AR for the following 162-acre tract of land in Cleburne County, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT The North East quarter of Section Thirty-six, in Township twelve North of 2 CONC Range twelve West and the South half of the North West quarter, and the 2 CONC North half of the South West fractional quarter of section Thirty one, in 2 CONC Township twelve North of Range eleven West of the Fifth Principal 2 CONC Meridian in Arkansas, containing one hundred and sixty two acres, and 2 CONC forty seven hundredths of an acre. 2 CONT 2 CONT The Legal Land Description is: 2 CONT # Aliquot Parts-Base Line -Fractional-Township-Range-Section # 2 CONT 1 E1/2NE 5th PM No 12N 12W 36 2 CONT 2 S1/2NW 5th PM No 12N 11W 31 2 CONT 3 N1/2SW 5th PM Yes 12N 11W 31 2 CONT 2 CONT (5) 2 CONT On November 22th, 1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from Nance Maxwell, a 2 CONC widow, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 as payment in full for 2 CONC the following land: 2 CONT 2 CONT SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec Two in Township 11N R12 West containing forty acres 2 CONC more or less. 2 CONT 2 CONT South West ¼ of the North West quarter of Section two in Township Eleven 2 CONC North of Range Twelve west of the Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas 2 CONT 2 CONT Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain 2 CONT (6) On November 25th, 1898 a Warranty Deed was issued from A.W. Maxwell 2 CONC and Lucy J Maxwell, his wife, to John T. Partain for 160 acres for $250 2 CONC as payment in full for the following land: 2 CONT 2 CONT The E1/2 of the SW1/4 and the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 2 in Township 11 2 CONC North of Range 12 West Containing 160 acres. 2 CONT 2 CONT The East half of the North West quarter and the West half of the North 2 CONC East Quarter of Section two in Township Eleven North of Range Twelve West 2 CONC of Fifth principal Meridian in Arkansas. 2 CONT 2 CONT Attested to by Wm Elliott and Julia E. Partain 2 CONT 2 CONT (7) On August 29th, 1902 a Warranty Deed was issued from John T. Partain 2 CONC and Julia E. Partain, his wife, to James M. Johnson of Flonroe City, MO. 2 CONC in consideration of the sum of Six Hundred ($600.00) for the following 2 CONC land: 2 CONT 2 CONT The East ½ Half of the North West ¼ quarter and the West Half of the 2 CONC North East Quarter ¼ and the South West ¼ of the North West quarter all 2 CONC in Section Two (2) Township Eleven (11 North of Range Twelve West of the 2 CONC Principle Meridian in Arkansas. E1/2 NW1/4, W1/2 NE ¼ and SW1/4 NW1/4 Sec 2 CONC 2 T11 R12 W Except 2 acres off of the South part of South West ¼ of North 2 CONC East of Sec Two T11 R12 conveyed to John Eoff. 2 CONT 2 CONT Witnessed by Robert R. Poe, Notary Public. 2 CONT 2 CONT (8) John Thomas brought his family to Spiro, Oklahoma from Cleburne 2 CONC County Arkansas. I don’t have any property titles from that time period 2 CONC yet. His house was about 6 blocks from the present home of Glenn and 2 CONC Pauline Partain (John Alvin’s son) in the middle of Spiro. I don’t know 2 CONC if he rented or bought. 2 CONT 2 CONT (9) Beginning in October of 1919, John Thomas and his sons, William 2 CONC Arthur, and John Alvin, bought and sold land on Bokoshe Mountain in 2 CONC LaFlore County, Oklahoma. The land is described as the NW!/4 and SE1/4 2 CONC of Section 20, Range 24 in Township 8. The buying and selling involved 2 CONC different sub-sections of those parcels and sometimes involved selling to 2 CONC each other. The exact series of transactions is difficult to follow. 2 CONC The land was sold to Mr. McBee for taxes in 1941 but redeemed by Ocie 2 CONC Partain, John Thomas’ son, November 15, 1943 and continued to be 2 CONC occupied by Ocie and his mother, Etta, until he sold it to Bob Hatter on 2 CONC March, 4, 1965. 2 CONT 2 CONT (10) The first Census record I have found for John Thomas is the 1900 2 CONC Census for Morgan Township in Cleburne County AR. He is Household number 2 CONC 144. 2 CONT 2 CONT Partain, John T Head. born Dec. 1866 Age 33 Parent Birthplace N. C. ---- 2 CONT Julia E.-Wife-Nov. 1868-Age 31-Parent birthplace N.C. 2 CONT Oliver-Son- born Jan. 1889-Age 11-Ark. For all other birthplaces. 2 CONT John A.-Son- born Mar. 1891-age 9 2 CONT Cally M. -Daughter-born Dec. 1892 age 7 2 CONT Olie P. - Daughter-born Feb. 1894 age 6 2 CONT William A.-Son-born-Dec. 1896 age 3 2 CONT Charles E.-Son-born-Apr. 1898 age 2 2 CONT 2 CONT The next household (number 145) is as follows: 2 CONT 2 CONT Maxwell Mamcy-Head-born Nov.1821-age 78-Widow born in N.C.(This is Nancy) 2 CONT Bradford Boena K.-GD-born Jan. 1885- 15 2 CONT Tankaley David B.-GS-born Jul. 1870- 29 (This is Tanksley) Lula 2 CONC M.-GD-born July 1880- 20 2 CONT Mildred H.-GGD-born Aug. 1889 - 9/12 2 CONT 2 CONT (11) 2 CONT On July 17, 1886 John Thomas married a teenager named L.B. Gibbons. She 2 CONC apparently went by the name Belle and it is alleged that she died giving 2 CONC birth to a child that did not survive. Some accounts suggest that she 2 CONC died in the fourth month of pregnancy. 2 CONT 2 CONT She is buried in Bradford Cemetery near Shirley, AR on the South side of 2 CONC Highway 16. Her head stone says “N.Z. Bell - wife of J.T. Partain – Born 2 CONC June 29, 1869 ”. Her grave is approximately: 7 positions from the left 2 CONC side of Row 13. There are approximately four unmarked graves on the left 2 CONC side and 5 unmarked graves on the right side of hers. Robertson is 2 CONC buried on the far left and White on the far right of her row. There is 2 CONC another Gibbons in the same row. 2 CONT 2 CONT Ola Fern Speer has an interesting story of how John Thomas chose her over 2 CONC Julia. (See Legends below.) 2 CONT 2 CONT (12) 2 CONT On December 23, 1887, just 18 months after marrying Belle, John Thomas 2 CONC married Julia 2 CONT 2 CONT Maxwell. (They may have married on Christmas, but the license is dated 2 CONC 12/23/1887.) Her first name is given as Junie on the marriage license. 2 CONC I have also seen it as Julie and July. Some accounts list her middle 2 CONC name as Melinda, but her tombstone (in Spiro Cemetery near the East 2 CONC entrance) reads, “Julia E wife of J.T. Partain born Nov. 18 1868 died Aug 2 CONC 20 1907”, and the 1900 Census in Cleburne County, AR lists her as Julia 2 CONC E. 2 CONT 2 CONT Julia was the 12th of 14 children born to Abner William and Nancy 2 CONC Treadway Maxwell. She was the fourth of their children born in Arkansas. 2 CONC The others were born in North Carolina. 2 CONT 2 CONT Her brother, Abner Wilkerson, born 1857 in Henderson County, North 2 CONC Carolina, was a neighbor and close associate of J.T. Partain. John Thomas 2 CONC signed as Bondsman for Abner’s marriage to Lucy J. Brown. Abner and Lucy 2 CONC were very prominent in the Settlement area during the second half of the 2 CONC 1800’s. 2 CONT 2 CONT (13) 2 CONT Children born to John Thomas and Julia Partain: 2 CONT Name Born State Died Buried 2 CONT Oliver E Jan. 1, 1889 AR Oct. 19, 1966 Bloomington, CA 2 CONT John Alvin Mar. 15, 1891 AR Nov. 19, 1971 New Hope Spiro 2 CONT Calidonia Myrtle Ford-Dec. 15, 1892 AR-April 22, 1978-Stigler, OK 2 CONT William Arthur Dec. 6, 1894 AR July 27, 1967 Antioch, OK 2 CONT Ollie Pearl Gentry Feb. 9, 1895 AR January, 1985 Spiro, OK 2 CONT Charlie Edwin April 10, 1898 AR March 22, 1977 Bokoshe, OK 2 CONT Minnie Malela Flynn-Aug. 13, 1900 AR -Nov. 28, 1993 Spiro, OK 2 CONT Fletcher Monroe Sept. 6, 1902 AR Feb. 26, 1944 Bloomington, CA 2 CONT Robert Dow July 7, 1905 OK Dec. 1986 Spiro, OK 2 CONT Julia Melinda Pinkerton Aug. 11, 1907 OK-Nov. 8, 1997 San Diego CA 2 CONT Mother Julia died August 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days old. 2 CONT 2 CONT (14) 2 CONT On August 30, 1909, two years after Julia died, John Thomas went back 2 CONC from Spiro, OK to Settlement, AR and married Etta Elliott. Etta was the 2 CONC daughter of William and Elizabeth Jane Brown Elliott. She was the fifth 2 CONC of 9 children. She was born December 11, 1882 in Turkey Creek, Cleburne 2 CONC County, AR and died January 15, 1967 in Bokoshe, OK. I have been told 2 CONC that William Elliott was a Church of Christ minister and that he 2 CONC accompanied Etta and John back to Oklahoma. I also have it that he died 2 CONC January 8, 1933 in Cleburne County, AR and is buried in Shiloh Crossroads 2 CONC Cemetery. According to Anita F Erickson, a descendent of Etta’s mother, 2 CONC all of the Brown family in that part of Arkansas were “Campbellites” 2 CONC which is what members of the Church of Christ were called. 2 CONT 2 CONT Etta and her family appear in the 1900 Census in Van Buren County AR in 2 CONC Union Township, they are household site number 62 2 CONT 2 CONT Elliott William 6/1850 48 AR TN TN 2 CONT Elizabeth 6/1851 48 AR TN TN 2 CONT Sula 5/1876 24 TX AR AR (Should be Lula) 2 CONT J Eggar 9/1880 19 AR AR AR 2 CONT Elta 12/1882 17 AR AR AR (Should be Etta) 2 CONT Claud S 4/1885 15 All the rest are AR 2 CONT Minnie 3/1887 13 2 CONT Albert 4/1888 11 2 CONT Dora 10/1890 2 CONT 2 CONT Son George M and family are household site number 56 2 CONT Son Frank J and family are household site number 63 2 CONT 2 CONT Children born to John Thomas and Etta: 2 CONT 2 CONT Ocie Theodore Oct. 26, 1911 OK June 2, 1981 Bokoshe, OK 2 CONT Albert Estle May 1, 1914 OK Aug. 21, 2000 Beaumont, CA 2 CONT 2 CONT Etta had never been married when she took on the responsibility of John 2 CONC Thomas’ 10 children. John was 42 and Etta was 27 when they married. 2 CONC Etta had dated a man named Mart Edwards and one of her cousins teased her 2 CONC that “Mart was a eunuch so Etta married a man with 10 kids” according to 2 CONC Genia Haslar. She also reports that this marriage was “much to the 2 CONC dismay and dislike of her (Etta’s) mother. Her mother still kept the 2 CONC picture of Mart Edwards. She wanted Etta to marry Mart Edwards.” 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT (15) 2 CONT 1920 United States Federal Census – Oklahoma – Leflore County – Spiro 2 CONC Township – January 3, 1920 2 CONT 2 CONT Partain, John T-53 years old-Listed as head of house, home owned free of 2 CONC mortgage, able to read and write 2 CONT 2 CONT Etta 56 years old-Listed as wife, able to read and write (This should be 2 CONC 36 years old.) 2 CONT Fletcher 17 years old-Listed as son, able to read and write 2 CONT Dow 14 years old-Listed as son, able to read and write 2 CONT Julia 12 years old-Listed as daughter, able to read and write 2 CONT Osey 8 years old-Listed as son, attended school (Should be Ocie) 2 CONT Estlel 5 years old-Listed as son (Should be Estle) 2 CONT 2 CONT (16) 2 CONT Legends of John Thomas Partain 2 CONT The following is from a hand-written story about my grandfather, John 2 CONC Thomas Partain. The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer 2 CONC (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford). I got a copy from my cousin 2 CONC Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it from 2 CONC Ola Fern Ford Speer. 2 CONT 2 CONT “John Thomas (Pritchett) Partain, or “Big John” as he was often called, 2 CONC was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dec. 6, 1866. This is told in the 2 CONC story of Great Grandma Partain, and other things are told about him in 2 CONC the story of Callie Pritchett. 2 CONT 2 CONT This a story told to me by my mom: 2 CONT When John Thomas was a young man wanting to get married, he was in love 2 CONC with two beautiful girls. He couldn’t decide which one to choose for his 2 CONC bride. Every day or so, he rode his horse to see his sweethearts. This 2 CONC one day, he had made up his mind he would ask one of them to marry him, 2 CONC but he couldn’t decide which one. So, as he rode his horse along, they 2 CONC came to a fork in the road. Grandpa decided he would let his horse 2 CONC decide which fork in th road to take. One girl lived down one road, and 2 CONC the other girl lived down the other road. So the horse chose the road 2 CONC and Grandpa married the girl. Her name was Belle Gibbons. On July 19, 2 CONC 1885, she and Grandpa were married. She was 15 years old and Grandpa was 2 CONC 19. The marriage ended in tragedy, as she and the unborn baby both died 2 CONC in childbirth in August of 1886. (Some records show she and the baby both 2 CONC died at 4 months of the pregnancy.) 2 CONT 2 CONT On December 25, 1887, Grandpa Partain married his other sweetheart, Julia 2 CONC Melinda Maxwell. She was 19 years old and he was 21 years old. They had 2 CONC ten children, listed in the order of birth in the story of Julia Melinda 2 CONC Maxwell. 2 CONT 2 CONT Grandpa Partain was a Church of Christ minister. He is the first person 2 CONC I ever heard preach. When I was just a small child, he preached in the 2 CONC schoolhouse on Sundays, where we kids all went to school during the week. 2 CONC The schoolhouse was on Bokoshe Mountain. 2 CONT 2 CONT Grandpa John Thomas Partain fathered 14 children in all. 2 CONT We lived in Whitefield, Okla. when we got word that he had died. I 2 CONC remember mom taking the younger children and going to the funeral. I 2 CONC think they drove down with Uncle Charley. I was old enough by then to 2 CONC stay home and do the housework and the cooking. Grandpa died April 19, 2 CONC 1932. He and two wives and several of his children are buried in the 2 CONC Spiro, Okla. Cemetery. Grandpa was 65 years old when he died.” 2 CONT 2 CONT (17) 2 CONT According to Glenn Partain (John Alvin’s son) sometime between 1907 and 2 CONC 1919 John Thomas took his family to Mena, AR for some time. He moved back 2 CONC to Spiro before moving up to Bokoshe Mountain. Glenn says that he lived 2 CONC in two different locations in Spiro and that he bought land in the 2 CONC Arkansas River bottom between Spiro and Fort Smith, AR. Glenn remembers 2 CONC hearing that the land was grown up with Johnson grass and JT bought hogs 2 CONC to eat the grass. Apparently they did their job before they caught 2 CONC cholera and died. Glenn also was told that JT had two houses burn in 2 CONC Spiro and Opal Tanksley remembers that he had one house burn on Bokoshe 2 CONC Mountain. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Partan/ Parten/ Parton/ Parting/ Partain Family #687 2 CONT FILM 2 CONT 954558 1 CHAN 2 DATE 8 JUL 2005 3 TIME 22:58:54 0 @I39@ INDI 1 NAME JULIA MELINDA (E?) /MAXWELL/ 2 NICK "JULIA" 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 10 NOV 1868 2 PLAC VAN BUREN,ARKANSAS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 25 DEC 1887 2 PLAC VAN BUREN COUNTY,ARKANSAS,USA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 20 AUG 1907 2 PLAC SPIRO,OKLAHOMA (Spiro Cemetery) 1 BURI 2 PLAC SPIRO CEMETERY,SPIRO,OKLAHOMA 1 FAMS @F14@ 1 FAMC @F17@ 1 NOTE MARRIAGE: JULIA E MAXWELL MARRIED JOHN THOMAS PARTAIN ON 23 DECEMBER 1887 2 CONC IN VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA. MARRIAGE PERFORMED BY ELDER J B 2 CONC FORNENER OF BAPTIST CHURCH: JOHN T PARTAIN AND R S HILL SIBONDSMEN.THEY 2 CONC HAD 10 CHILDREN INCLUDING MY GRANDFATHER JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN. 2 CONC Julia Maxwell Partain 2 CONT The following is from a hand-written story about my grandmother, Julia 2 CONC Maxwell Partain. The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford Speer 2 CONC (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford). I got a copy from my cousin 2 CONC Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it from 2 CONC Ola Fern Ford Speer. "Julia Melinda Maxwell was born in Arkansas, 2 CONC November 1868. Her father's name was P. S. Maxwell, who was known as 2 CONC "Stillman" Maxwell. He was born in Illinois. Her moms name was Nancy (in 2 CONC some records, Emily). Treadway, of Van Buren, Arkansas. Julia Melinda 2 CONC married Grandpa John Tomas Partain in Dec.25, 1887. She was 19 years old 2 CONC and he was twenty-one years old. Julia and John Tomas had ten children, 6 2 CONC boys and 4 girls. They were born in this order: 2 CONT Oliver E. born Jan. 1, 1888. Died Oct. 19, 1966 2 CONT John A. born March 5, 1891. Died Nov. 19, 1971 2 CONT Calidonia Myrtle-Lee (Callie), born Dec.16,1893. Died April 22, 1978 2 CONT William Arthur, born Dec. 6, 1894. Died July 27, 1967 2 CONT Ollie, born Feb. 1896. Died 1985, buried in Spiro, Okla. 2 CONT Charley E. Born April 10, 1898. Died March 22, 1977 2 CONT Minnie, born Aug. 1900. Died ?? buried in Spiro, Okla. 2 CONT Fletcher, born Sept. 1902. Died Feb. 26, 1944. All these children were 2 CONC born in Arkansas. They left Heber Springs, Arkansas in the year of 1902. 2 CONC Fletcher was a three month old baby. They moved to Spiro, Oklahoma, 2 CONC Indian Territory, as Oklahoma became a state in the year of 1907. Several 2 CONC families traveled with them, including a Reverend Elliott, Church of 2 CONC Christ minister. He preached in places along the way to Oklahoma. In 2 CONC Morrilton, Arkansas, Grandma Julia became very ill with typhoid fever. 2 CONC She and the younger children had to be left behind. The older children 2 CONC went on to Spiro with Grandpa. Later on they returned for her and the 2 CONC other children. After Grandma and Grandpa reached Oklahoma, they had two 2 CONC more children: Robert Dow, born July 1905 and Julia Melinda, born Aug. 2 CONC 11, 1907.Grandma Julia Melinda died Aug. 20, 1907. Baby Julia was 9 days 2 CONC old.Grandma Julia was 38 years old. She is buried in Spiro Cemetery." 1 CHAN 2 DATE 2 JUL 2005 3 TIME 21:07:12 0 @I40@ INDI 1 NAME HEZAKIAH MASON /WATSON/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 26 SEP 1848 2 PLAC HURON,KANSAS 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 2 FEB 1881 1 DEAT 2 DATE 4 FEB 1917 2 PLAC MUSKOGEE,OKLAHOMA 1 BURI 2 PLAC MUSKOGEE,OKLAHOMA 1 FAMS @F15@ 1 FAMC @F18@ 1 NOTE BIOGRAPHY: HEZEKIAH MASON WATSON WAS SCOTCH DESCENT--HE WAS A TAX 2 CONC COLLECTOR. HIS WIFE MARY FRANCIS HENDRICK WATSON WAS PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH. 2 CONC THEY HAD 5 CHILDREN TOGETHER: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1-EARNEST ELI WATSON BORN DEC 5, 1882-DIED NOV 21, 1054, HE MARRIED LERA 2 CONC PALMER MAY 28, 1909, LERA DIED ON FEBRUARY 24, 1943. AFTER LERA DIED HE 2 CONC MARRIED ADDIE CAUGHNER SHE WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 17, 1882, SHE DIED NOVEMBER 2 CONC 1, 1985, THEY HAD NO CHILDREN. EARNEST & LERA'S CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT (A) RUTH MAXINE BORN MAY 3, 1910 IN CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA, SHE MARRIED 2 CONC WILLARD BASHAW ON JUNE 6, 1930. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN: 2 CONT 1)ROBERT ELI BORN APRIL 15, 1942, HE MARRIED SHERLY.THEY HAD TWO 2 CONC CHILDREN: 2 CONT A)DANA BASHAW BORN MAY 12, 1965, MARRIED MIKE FLORES BORN MARCH 2 CONC 24, 1961. THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN: 2 CONT 1) KARLA BORN SEPTEMBER 17, 1984. 2 CONT 2) KELSEY BORN APRIL 11, 1991. 2 CONT A) WAYNE BORN AUGUST 24, 1962 MARRIED CATHY. 2 CONT 3) PATTI SUE BORN JULY 28, 1943, SHE MARRIED BILL RASH BORN JANUARY 2 CONC 6, 1933. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN: 2 CONT A) PRESTON BORN SEPTEMBER 14, 1968, HE MARRIED KINDRA EVANS. THEY 2 CONC HAVE ONE CHILD: 2 CONT 4) CHANDLER BORN JANUARY 7, 1993. 2 CONT B) TRACIE BORN OCTOBER 7, 1969. 2 CONT 2 CONT (B) OKAL VIRGINIA BORN JULY 27, 1913 IN MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA, MARRIED ON 2 CONC MARCH 3, 1990 TO WILKERSON-(I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER HUSBAND LISTED AS ARENT 2 CONC H.(PAT)PATTERSON).WILKERSON AND OKAL HAD TWO CHILDREN TOGETHER: 2 CONT 1) DARLENE RUTH BORN DECEMBER 7, 1938 MARRIED TO JERRY BROWN. THEY HAVE 2 CONC 4 CHILDREN: 2 CONT A) MICHAEL BORN NOV. 30 2 CONT B) ERIC BORN OCTOBER 18 2 CONT C) GERON BORN JULY 20 2 CONT D) ANGELIA BORN OCT 15 2 CONT 2) VICTOR LEONARD JR. HE MARRIED DOLORES CLENENGER. THEY HAVE THREE 2 CONC CHILDREN: 2 CONT A) VICTOR LEONARD JR. 2 CONT B) KARA MARCIA 2 CONT C) MOLLIE, MAY 2 2 CONT 2 CONT (C) CAROL JEAN BORN JUNE 24, 1931 IN SPIRO, LEFLORE COUNTY,OKLAHOMA. SHE 2 CONC MARRIED ON OCTOBER 19, 1952 TO PAT STRIFF. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2)-ROBERT LEE WATSON BORN DECEMBER 27, 1886, DIED JUNE 4, 1082, HE 2 CONC MARRIED EFFIE JANE ELIZABETH FEB 18, 1905 IN UNION VILLE, MO. JANE 2 CONC ELIZABETH WAS BORN JULY 18, 1884 AND DIED OCTOBER 23, 1950 BURIED IN 2 CONC HARDIN, MOMTANA. THEY HAD A DAUGHTER THAT DIED AT 18 MONTHS, NAMED NELLIE 2 CONC MARIE BORN IN MISSOURI ON AUGUST 29, 1909 SHE WAS BURIED IN IOWA NOVEMBER 2 CONC 29, 1910. THAT WAS HIS FIRST WIFE, THE SECOND ONE WAS A COUSIN OF EFFIE, 2 CONC SHE HAD 2 GIRLS AND 1 BOY BY HER FIRST MARRIAGE. AGNES BULLOCK TALLY. 2 CONC ROBERT'S & EFFIE'S CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT (A) LESTER LEE BORN SEPT 18, 1907, IN MISSOURI, HE DIED APRIL 29, 1989, 2 CONC HE MARRIED FRIEDA LOUISE NOHRA ON APRIL 8, 1931. LESTER RAISED A DAIRY 2 CONC HERD AND BEEF CATTLE. THEY HAD A SON WHICH DIED AT BIRTH. THEIR CHILDREN 2 CONC ARE: 2 CONT 1)DUANE BURDETTE BORN OCTOBER 7, 1935, MARRIED ON JUNE 19, 1960 TO ANN 2 CONC ELIZABETH LARSON, THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT (A) STEPHANIE LEE BORN SEPT 25, 1961 MARRIED ON AUG 24, 1985 TO 2 CONC WILLIAM ERICKSON. 2 CONT (B) GREGORY ALLEN BORN JUNE 3, 1963. (SINGLE) 2 CONT 2) LARRY LEE BORN FEBRUARY 28, 1938 HE MARRIED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1960 TO 2 CONC NINA LEGNITZ, BORN APRIL 17, 1938, THEIR CHILDREN: 2 CONT (A) ANITA ELAINE BORN FEB 21, 1962 MARRIED MARCH 30, 1986 TO JOSEPH 2 CONC LOUIS KREMLOCK. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) CARRY JOSEPH SEPT 12, 1985 2 CONT 2) KYLE LOUIS BORN APRIL 4, 1986 2 CONT 3) RILEY JEAN BORN APRIL 4, 1989 2 CONT (B) DOUGLAS LEE BORN AUGUST 6, 1963 2 CONT (C) WESLEY EARNEST BORN SEPT 25, 1966 2 CONT (D) DARYL LESTER BORN DEC. 16, 1968 2 CONT 2 CONT (B) CECIL FRANCIS BORN APRIL 17, 1913 IN MACEDONIA, IOWA, HE MARRIED 2 CONC VIRGINIA BAILEY ON JUNE 6, 1944. VIRGINIA WAS BORN ON MARCH 12, 1914. 2 CONC THEYHAVE ONE SON: 2 CONT 1) THOMAS RICHARD BORN MARCH 26, 1951 MARRIED TO MARILYN PETCH ON MAY 2 CONC 15, 1974. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN: 2 CONT A) THOMAS JR. BORN JULY 17, 1975 2 CONT B) JULIE MARIE BORN MARCH 21, 1977 2 CONT 2 CONT (C) WILLIAM WAYNE BORN AUGUST 30, 1916 IN BELMONT, NEBRASKA. HE MARRIED 2 CONC ROSIE WOLF ON NOVEMBER 18, 1935. WILLIAM DIED ON MARCH 29, 1987 AND WAS 2 CONC BURIED MARCH 29, 1987.THEY HAD EIGHT CHILDREN: 2 CONT 1) MARGURITE JANE BORN SEPT 3, 1936 IN SARGENT, NEBRASKA. MARRIED KENNETH 2 CONC KURTZ. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT A) SHARILYN BORN JAN 18, 1956 IN HARDEN, NEBRASKA. MARRIED DENNIS ALLEN 2 CONC MALCHOK.THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) AARON DAVID BORN NOV 19, 1983 2 CONT 2) CHRISTOPHER JOEL 2 CONT 3) JOHANTHAN MICHAEL BORN JAN 26, 1987 2 CONT 2) DONALD GENE BORN OCT 3, 1938, HE MARRIED ON NOV 5, 1960 TO SHARON KAY 2 CONC REDDING. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) WAYNE HARDY BORN IN 1961--AT THE AGE OF 16 WAS KILLED IN A CAR 2 CONC ACCIDENT ON OCTOBER 19, 1977. 2 CONT 2) RONALD DEAN BORN MAY 5, 1963, MARRIED MAY KAY. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT A) CANDICE KAY 2 CONT B) CAMERON DEAN 2 CONT 3) MARY MARLENE BORN MARCH 17, 1941, MARRIED LESLIE ODEKOVEN ON AUGUST 2 CONC 30, 1968. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) MICHEL NEIL MARRIED MALINDA MADDDOX THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER: 2 CONT A) TIFFANY BORN OCT 23, 1986 2 CONT 2) KAREN KIMBERLEY BORN DEC 1959, MARRIED TONY MEYER MARCH 1980. THEIR 2 CONC CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT A) ANDY BORN IN 1982 2 CONT B) JOLENE BORN APRIL 1984 2 CONT C) SHAWN 2 CONT D) JOSEPH BORN 1986 2 CONT E) CURTIS LEE 2 CONT 4) DAVID LEE BORN NOV. 3, 1942, MARRIED EILEEN WAGNER THEIR 2 CONC CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) KELLEY CHRISTINE BORN JULY 7, 1984, MARRIED LEONARD ZIER, THEY HAD 2 CONC ONE SON: 2 CONT A) MASON BORN IN 1985 2 CONT 2) ROGER ALLAN 2 CONT 3) JOSUHA LEE BORN MARCH 3, 1980 2 CONT 4) JUSTIN DEAN BORN JANUARY 1, 1983 2 CONT 2 CONT 5) TRERESA ANN BORN JULY 6, 1946 AHE LOST ONE EYE WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD, 2 CONC SHE MARRIED WILLIAM COOK, THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) DANNY 2 CONT 2) WILLIAM 2 CONT 3) PAMELA (KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT) 2 CONT 4) MELLISA ROSE BORN JAN 24, 1981 2 CONT 2 CONT 6) ROBERT LEE BORN NOV 6, 1949 MARRIED JUDY FLACKS, THEIR KIDS: 2 CONT 1) SONNA 2 CONT 2) CHRISTINE MARIE BORN DEC 1, 1980 2 CONT 3) BOBBIE JEAN BORN 1982 2 CONT 2 CONT 7) SHARON ROSE BORN MARCH 26, 1952, MARRIED MICHAEL DENNISTORE, THEIR 2 CONC CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) RACHEL ROSE 2 CONT 2) MATTHEW MARK BORN APRIL 24, 1978 2 CONT 3) VERONICA BORN IN 1980 2 CONT 2 CONT 8) WILLIAM MARK WATSON BORN AUG 10, 1960, MARRIED CHERYL NEDENS,THEIR 2 CONC CHILDREN ARE: 2 CONT 1) NICKOLAS BORN IN 1979 2 CONT 2) ADAM BORN IN 1982 2 CONT 3) TANNER LEE BORN AUGUST 13, 1984 2 CONT 3) HOMER MASON BORN MAY 25, 1892 IN HARTFORD-PUTNAM COUNTY, KANSAS. 2 CONT 4) LENA RUTH WATSON BORN MARCH 26, 1894 IN HARTFORD, PUTMAN CO. KANSAS. 2 CONC MARRIED JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN ON DEC 16, 1916, IN BOSKOSHE LEFLORE COUNTY, 2 CONC OKLAHOMA. LENA DIED ON FEB. 21, 1986 IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA, SHE IS BURIED IN 2 CONC NEW HOPE CEMETERY IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA. 2 CONT 5)CLEARENCE WATSON DIED AT 9 YEARS OLD, FROM THE "KATAR" OF THE HEAD, 2 CONC THAT IS WHAT GRANDMA LENA TOLD HER DAUGHTER MARY IT WAS CALLED, NO IDEA 2 CONC WHAT IT WAS. 2 CONT 2 CONT A Century Ago... 2 CONT Here are some of the U.S. statistics for 1905: 2 CONT The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.Only 14 percent of 2 CONC the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.Only 8 percent of the homes had a 2 CONC telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven 2 CONC dollars. There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of 2 CONC paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. Alabama, 2 CONC Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than 2 CONC California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 2 CONC 21st most populous state in the Union. The tallest structure in the world 2 CONC was the Eiffel Tower! The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents an hour. 2 CONC The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent 2 CONC accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per 2 CONC year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical 2 CONC engineer about $5,000 per year. More than 95 percent of all births in the 2 CONC U.S. took place at home . Ninety percent of all U.S. physicians had no 2 CONC college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which 2 CONC were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard." Sugar 2 CONC cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was 2 CONC fifteen cents a pound. Most women only washed their hair once a month, 2 CONC and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo. Canada passed a law prohibiting 2 CONC poor people from entering the country for any reason. The five leading 2 CONC causes of death in the U.S. were: 2 CONT 1. Pneumonia and influenza 2 CONT 2. Tuberculosis 2 CONT 3. Diarrhea 2 CONT 4. Heart disease 2 CONT 5. Stroke 2 CONT The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, 2 CONC and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet. The population of Las 2 CONC Vegas, Nevada, was 30!!! Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea 2 CONC hadn't been invented. There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. Two of 2 CONC 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans 2 CONC had graduated high school. Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all 2 CONC available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one 2 CONC pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, 2 CONC regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of 2 CONC health." (Shocking!) 2 CONT Eighteen percent of households in the U.S had at least one full-time 2 CONC servant or domestic. There were only about 230 reported murders in the 2 CONC entire U.S. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT HEZAKIAH SON: 2 CONT BIOGRAPHY: AFTER EFFIE'S DEATH ROBERT LEE MARRIED AGNES BULLOCK A COUSIN 2 CONC OF EFFIE. SHE HAS 2 GIRLS AND 1 BOY BY HER FIRST MARRIAGE. HE WAS A 2 CONC FARMER. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT HEZAKIAH SON: 2 CONT DEATH: CLEARENCE DIED AT 9 YEARS OLD, FROM THE "KATAR" OF THE HEAD, THAT 2 CONC IS WHAT GRANDMA LENA TOLD HER DAUGHTER MARY IT WAS CALLED, NO IDEA WHAT 2 CONC IT WAS. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 17:07:05 0 @I42@ INDI 1 NAME CHARLIE /PARTAIN/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 PLAC SULPHUR ROCK,ARKANSAS 1 FAMS @F16@ 1 NOTE (THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM LANNY PARTAIN, THE SON OF CHARLES PARTAIN, 2 CONC MY GRANDFATHERS JOHN ALVINS PARTAINS BROTHER) 2 CONT 2 CONT The following is from a hand-written story about my great-grandmother, 2 CONC Elizabeth Partain. The account was written by my cousin Ola Fern Ford 2 CONC Speer (daughter of my aunt Callie Partain Ford). I got a copy from my 2 CONC cousin Flossie Evans (daughter of my uncle John Partain) who received it 2 CONC from Ola Fern Ford Speer. Some of the events are pretty fuzzy and some 2 CONC don’t agree with other accounts I have heard. I make no judgment on the 2 CONC accuracy of the details, however, it is certainly very interesting and 2 CONC efforts have been made to validate some of the information through 2 CONC written records, such as census, death records and land deeds. 2 CONT 2 CONT “Our Great Grandma Partain (Elizabeth) was ¼ Cherokee Indian. (LP Note: 2 CONC some accounts have her ½ Cherokee.) It isn’t known if the Indian 2 CONC bloodline came from her father, or her mother. She married our Great 2 CONC Grandpa, Charley Partain. He was of French ancestry, serving as a 2 CONC soldier in the Confederate Army. He was born in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas. 2 CONC After the marriage, they lived in Heber Springs, Arkansas. They had 2 CONC three sons: Bill, the oldest; John; and Mance (or Manson, or Sherman, as 2 CONC he was sometimes called.) Great Grandma’s father lived with them. 2 CONT 2 CONT Since Great Grandpa Partain was a soldier, he was seldom home. Raiders, 2 CONC or bushwhackers, came to their home while he was away. They destroyed 2 CONC everything they owned, took all their livestock, chicken, all the food, 2 CONC and burned the house. 2 CONT 2 CONT There was a refugee camp for devastated families in Rolla, Missouri. 2 CONC Great Grandma went there, taking her father and the three boys. She met 2 CONC a wealthy merchant in Rolla by the name of Pritchett. (Some reports say 2 CONC he was a Union officer.) Great Grandma became pregnant by him. He 2 CONC offered to marry her if she would give up her father and her three sons. 2 CONC She refused to do this. She left Rolla, Missouri and went to 2 CONC Fayetteville, Arkansas. (LP Note: if the story is true, she could only 2 CONC have had two sons when she left for Rolla since John was to be born after 2 CONC she met Pritchett and returned to Arkansas.) 2 CONT 2 CONT At this time, Great Grandpa Charley returned to Heber Springs to see his 2 CONC family. He saw the house destroyed and started searching for his family. 2 CONC He searched everywhere he thought they might be, even (going) back to 2 CONC the Cherokee Indians to see if his wife had returned to her people. He 2 CONC said he could recognize her whatever stage of age, or suffering, or 2 CONC whatever might have changed her appearance if he could only just see her 2 CONC eyes. He could recognize her by her eyes, they were so very beautiful 2 CONC and so unusual. But he never found her. He went back to his soldier 2 CONC life, and was killed in battle. 2 CONT 2 CONT The child by Pritchett was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, December 6, 2 CONC 1866. He was named John Thomas Partain, the same last name as his half 2 CONC brothers. 2 CONT 2 CONT At sometime between the year of 1866 and 1876, Great Grandma Partain 2 CONC moved back to Independence County, Arkansas, perhaps to the town of Heber 2 CONC Springs, where they lived when she and Great Grandpa were married. In 2 CONC the year of 1876, Great Grandma was raped by a carpetbagger by the name 2 CONC of Bill Fowler. (A Carpetbagger is a Northerner who settled in the 2 CONC Southern states at the close of the Civil War. They got the name 2 CONC “Carpetbagger” from the bags made of carpet they carried their 2 CONC possessions in. They were considered to be the scum of the earth.) 2 CONT 2 CONT Great Grandma gave birth to a daughter in the year of 1877, in 2 CONC Independence County, Arkansas. No city was given. She was given the 2 CONC name Callie Pritchett. Great Grandma Partain died in the year 1879. 2 CONC Grandpa Partain was 13 years old. Callie Pritchett was two year old. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Home Page 2 CONT 2 CONT COMPANY B 2 CONT 7TH ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 2 CONT 2 CONT RECORD OF EVENTS: 2 CONT 30 Sep-31 Dec 1863 Camp Kirby Smith, AR. A part of the company engaged in 2 CONC battle at Pine Bluff about the first of Oct 1863. Capt Butts was absent 2 CONC north of the Arkansas River by General Price for the purpose of 2 CONC recruiting. He returned about the 10th of Nov 1863 with more recruits. 2 CONT ---------------------------------------- 2 CONT PARTAIN, EZEKIEL 1Lt - Enl 1 Jun 1863 at Clarksville, AR. Resigned and 2 CONC discharged 7 Nov 1863. Wagon maker. 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, G.W. Pvt - Enl 13 Jul 1863 at Clarksville, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, M.B. Pvt - Enl 31 Jan 1863 at Clarksville, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, W.J. Pvt - Enl 31 Jan 1863 at Clarksville, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT 10th Regiment Arkansas Militia Company G 2 CONT 2 CONT This company mustered at Clarksville, Arkansas, from February 27 to March 2 CONC 19, 1862, with 38 men present. Captain Andrew J. Allen was in command 2 CONC during this muster. Most of these men later enlisted in regular 2 CONC Confederate regiments. 2 CONT ------------------------------- 2 CONT Partain, George W—Private. Later in Co. H, 26th Arkansas Infantry. 2 CONT 2 CONT Partain, W J—Private. Later in Co. B, 7th Arkansas Cavalry. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT 2ND ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT - USA COMPANY C 2 CONT 2 CONT NAME RANK ENLISTMENT DATE PLACE BIRTHPLACE AGE OTHER 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, EZEKIEL (EYCHIEL) - 1 Jan 1864 Clarksville, AR - Rowan Co, NC 2 CONC - age 45 2 CONT PARTAIN, GABRIEL G. - PVT - 1 Nov 1863 Ft Smith, AR - Scott Co, AR - age 2 CONC 18 2 CONT ------------------------------------ 2 CONT 10th Regiment Arkansas Militia Company A 2 CONT 2 CONT This company mustered at Clarksville, Arkansas, from February 22 to March 2 CONC 19, 1862, with 38 men present. No captain was listed for this company. 2 CONC First Lieutenant Ezekiel Partain was apparently in command during this 2 CONC muster. Some of these men later enlisted in Co. H, 26th Arkansas 2 CONC Infantry. 2 CONT 2 CONT Partain, Ezekiel—First Lieutenant. Later in Co. B, 7th Arkansas Cavalry. 2 CONT 2 CONT COMPANY A 4TH ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, WILLIAM E. Pvt - Enl 20 Sep 1863 at Ft Smith, AR. Age 18, ht 5’ 2 CONC 8”, eyes hazel, hair brn, complx fair, farmer, born in Itawamba Co, MS. 2 CONT 2 CONT ARKANSAS CONFEDERATE AND UNION SOLDIERS BURIAL PLACES 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, GABRIEL G. 2nd Ark Inf, USA Apr 17, 1845-Dec 14, 1920 White 2 CONC Church (Pollard) Cemetery, Pole Co, AR 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTON, D.L. Jone's Co, 6th Ark Inf, CSA Interred Nov 24, 1861 Soldiers 2 CONC Rest, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN 2 CONT 2 CONT COMPANY L 7TH ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 2 CONT 2 CONT RECORD OF EVENTS: 2 CONT 2 CONT Organized in part Oct the 1st 1863 at Mount Ida, Ark. Marched to Johnson 2 CONC Co, Ark a distance of 125 miles. Routed through Johnson, Franklin and 2 CONC Crawford Counties. Skirmished with the federals on the 27th Oct. Crossed 2 CONC the river on the 28th marched to Center Point, Ark consolidated with 2 CONC another company on the 14th of November 1863 and reelected three 2 CONC lieutenants. The company mine was consolidated with was with Col Brooks 2 CONC in his raid to Keetsville, MO and in one engagement. /s/A.D.King, Capt, 2 CONC Commanding 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, SAMUEL Pvt - Enl 12 Sep 1863 at Clarksville, AR. 2 CONT 2 CONT COMPANY M 4TH ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, HOLLOWAY Pvt - Enl 21 Feb 1864 at Ft Smith, AR. Age 39, ht 5’ 2 CONC 8”, eyes gray, hair brn, complx drk, farmer, born in Lauderdale Co, TN. 2 CONC Disch for disability 3 Feb 1865. 2 CONT 2 CONT 19TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Not 2 CONC Dawson's or Dockery's ROLL #161 2 CONT 2 CONT ABBREVIATIONS USED: MP - Military Prison POW- Prisoner of War 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, F.M. PVT- H Captured at Stone's River, TN. (Dept of 2 CONC Cumberland) 2 CONT 2 CONT "10th Regiment Arkansas Militia (Johnson County)" 2 CONT 2 CONT The 10th Regiment Arkansas Militia—the Johnson County Militia—was part of 2 CONC the old prewar State militia organization, assigned to the Third Brigade, 2 CONC Provisional Army of Arkansas. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, most 2 CONC of men of military age enlisted in volunteer companies for Confederate 2 CONC service, while the old men and boys enrolled in home guard companies. 2 CONC The old prewar militia companies became essentially irrelevant, and all 2 CONC were disbanded by 1862. Some of the old militia regiments held one last 2 CONC muster, however, in the Spring of 1862. The 10th Militia held its last 2 CONC annual muster at Clarksville, Arkansas, during the period February 20 to 2 CONC March 19, under command of Colonel John W. May, with 525 men present. 2 CONC Within a few months, most of these militiamen enlisted in various 2 CONC Confederate regiments, particuarly the 26th Arkansas Infantry and the 4th 2 CONC Arkansas Cavalry. 2 CONT 2 CONT The following rosters are taken from the July 12, 1862, payroll report of 2 CONC the 10th Regiment Arkansas Militia, covering the February/March muster. 2 CONT 2 CONT Field and Staff. Company A 2 CONT 2 CONT First Lieutentant Ezekiel Partain, 38 men present. 2 CONT 2 CONT 15th Regiment Arkansas Militia Company D Capt. B. F. Wilson 2 CONT 2 CONT All of these men enrolled on March 10, 1862. 2 CONT 2 CONT Partain, L—Private. 2 CONT 2 CONT 26th Arkansas Infantry. Company H. 2 CONT 2 CONT Organized in Johnson County and enrolled in Confederate service at 2 CONC Clarksville on June 13, 1862, for three years or the duration of the war. 2 CONT 2 CONT Partain, George W 2 CONT Third Corporal—Enlisted at Clarksville, Arkansas, June 13, 1862; present 2 CONC through June 30, 1863. 2 CONT 2 CONT COMPANY A 16TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 2 CONT 2 CONT PARTAIN, MATHEW Pvt - Enl 12 Sep 1861 at Clarksville, AR. Age 19. 2 CONC Discharged 17 Jun 1862. In General hospital Shreveport, LA 14-23 Nov 2 CONC 1865. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT "Cherokee Rolls" 2 CONT 2 CONT Dawes Commission Index 1898-1914 2 CONT 2 CONT Search Terms: PARTAIN (4) 2 CONT 2 CONT Results ( 4 combined matches) 2 CONT 2 CONT Control Number: NRFF-75-53A-14650 2 CONT Unit of Description: Item 2 CONT Record Group Number: 75 2 CONT Series ID: 53A 2 CONT Item ID: 14650 2 CONT Title: Enrollment for Charles H T Partain 2 CONT General Materials Designator Record Type: Textual Records 2 CONT Reference Unit: National Archives--Southwest Region 2 CONT Agency Name: National Archives and Records Administration 2 CONT Facility Name: Building 1, Dock 1 2 CONT Address: 501 West Felix Street 2 CONT City: Fort Worth 2 CONT State: TX 2 CONT Zip Code: 76115 2 CONT Telephone Number: 817-334-5525 2 CONT Fax Number: 817-334-5621 2 CONT Organizational Code: NRFF 2 CONT Creating Organization: Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, Bureau 2 CONC of Indian Affairs. 2 CONT Scope and Content: Tribe: Cherokee 2 CONT Type: Minor 2 CONT Age: 3 2 CONT Sex: Male 2 CONT Roll: 2172 2 CONT Degree Indian Blood: 1/2 2 CONT Census Card Number: M2047 2 CONT City of Residence: SPAVINAW 2 CONT Personal Name Reference: Charles H T Partain 2 CONT Item Count/Item Type: item(s) |c 1 2 CONT Source Project: Kiosk 2 CONT View full context 2 CONT 2 CONT Control Number: NRFF-75-53A-14651 2 CONT Unit of Description: Item 2 CONT Record Group Number: 75 2 CONT Series ID: 53A 2 CONT Item ID: 14651 2 CONT Title: Enrollment for Lydia Partain 2 CONT General Materials Designator Record Type: Textual Records 2 CONT Reference Unit: National Archives--Southwest Region 2 CONT Agency Name: National Archives and Records Administration 2 CONT Facility Name: Building 1, Dock 1 2 CONT Address: 501 West Felix Street 2 CONT City: Fort Worth 2 CONT State: TX 2 CONT Zip Code: 76115 2 CONT Telephone Number: 817-334-5525 2 CONT Fax Number: 817-334-5621 2 CONT Organizational Code: NRFF 2 CONT Creating Organization: Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, Bureau 2 CONC of Indian Affairs. 2 CONT Scope and Content: Tribe: Cherokee 2 CONT Type: Parent 2 CONT Sex: Female 2 CONT Census Card Number: M2047 2 CONT Personal Name Reference: Lydia Partain 2 CONT Item Count/Item Type: item(s) |c 1 2 CONT Source Project: Kiosk 2 CONT View full context 2 CONT 2 CONT Control Number: NRFF-75-53A-14652 2 CONT Unit of Description: Item 2 CONT Record Group Number: 75 2 CONT Series ID: 53A 2 CONT Item ID: 14652 2 CONT Title: Enrollment for Milly E Partain 2 CONT General Materials Designator Record Type: Textual Records 2 CONT Reference Unit: National Archives--Southwest Region 2 CONT Agency Name: National Archives and Records Administration 2 CONT Facility Name: Building 1, Dock 1 2 CONT Address: 501 West Felix Street 2 CONT City: Fort Worth 2 CONT State: TX 2 CONT Zip Code: 76115 2 CONT Telephone Number: 817-334-5525 2 CONT Fax Number: 817-334-5621 2 CONT Organizational Code: NRFF 2 CONT Creating Organization: Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, Bureau 2 CONC of Indian Affairs. 2 CONT Scope and Content: Tribe: Cherokee 2 CONT Type: Minor 2 CONT Age: 1 2 CONT Sex: Female 2 CONT Roll: 2173 2 CONT Degree Indian Blood: 1/2 2 CONT Census Card Number: M2047 2 CONT City of Residence: SPAVINAW 2 CONT Personal Name Reference: Milly E Partain 2 CONT Item Count/Item Type: item(s) |c 1 2 CONT Source Project: Kiosk 2 CONT View full context 2 CONT 2 CONT Control Number: NRFF-75-53A-14653 2 CONT Unit of Description: Item 2 CONT Record Group Number: 75 2 CONT Series ID: 53A 2 CONT Item ID: 14653 2 CONT Title: Enrollment for William C Partain 2 CONT General Materials Designator Record Type: Textual Records 2 CONT Reference Unit: National Archives--Southwest Region 2 CONT Agency Name: National Archives and Records Administration 2 CONT Facility Name: Building 1, Dock 1 2 CONT Address: 501 West Felix Street 2 CONT City: Fort Worth 2 CONT State: TX 2 CONT Zip Code: 76115 2 CONT Telephone Number: 817-334-5525 2 CONT Fax Number: 817-334-5621 2 CONT Organizational Code: NRFF 2 CONT Creating Organization: Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, Bureau 2 CONC of Indian Affairs. 2 CONT Scope and Content: Tribe: Cherokee 2 CONT Type: Parent 2 CONT Sex: Male 2 CONT Census Card Number: M2047 2 CONT Personal Name Reference: William C Partain 2 CONT Item Count/Item Type: item(s) |c 1 2 CONT Source Project: Kiosk 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Criminal Records, Fort Smith, Arkansas = 1890’s 2 CONT 2 CONT Name Alford Partain Control number NRFF-21-3W51-35482 Key Unit File Unit 2 CONC Series ID 3W51 Unit ID 35482 Title Criminal Defendant Case File for 2 CONC Alford Partain Record Type Textual Records Start date 1893 End date 2 CONC Content Crime: Liquor 2 CONT Jacket Number: 426 Arrangement Access Restrictions Production Reference 2 CONC unit National Archives--Southwest Region Agency National Archives and 2 CONC Records Administration Facility Building 1, Dock 1 Address 501 West Felix 2 CONC Street City Fort Worth State TX ZIP 76115 Voice 817-334-5525 Fax 2 CONC 817-334-5621 Organization NRFF Creating org United States District Court, 2 CONC Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith Division. 2 CONT 2 CONT Name H.J. Partain Control number NRFF-21-3W51-35483 Key Unit File Unit 2 CONC Series ID 3W51 Unit ID 35483 Title Criminal Defendant Case File for H.J. 2 CONC Partain Record Type Textual Records Start date 1887 End date Content 2 CONC Crime: Liquor 2 CONT Jacket Number: 426 2 CONT Also known as Parden, Jack Arrangement Access Restrictions Production 2 CONC Reference unit National Archives--Southwest Region Agency National 2 CONC Archives and Records Administration Facility Building 1, Dock 1 Address 2 CONC 501 West Felix Street City Fort Worth State TX ZIP 76115 Voice 2 CONC 817-334-5525 Fax 817-334-5621 Organization NRFF Creating org United 2 CONC States District Court, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith Division. 2 CONT 2 CONT Name H.J. Partain Control number NRFF-21-3W51-35484 Key Unit File Unit 2 CONC Series ID 3W51 Unit ID 35484 Title Criminal Defendant Case File for H.J. 2 CONC Partain Record Type Textual Records Start date 1890 End date Content 2 CONC Crime: Liquor 2 CONT Jacket Number: 264 Arrangement Access Restrictions Production Reference 2 CONC unit National Archives--Southwest Region Agency National Archives and 2 CONC Records Administration Facility Building 1, Dock 1 Address 501 West Felix 2 CONC Street City Fort Worth State TX ZIP 76115 Voice 817-334-5525 Fax 2 CONC 817-334-5621 Organization NRFF Creating org United States District Court, 2 CONC Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith Division. 2 CONT 2 CONT Name Joe Partain Control number NRFF-21-3W51-35486 Key Unit File Unit 2 CONC Series ID 3W51 Unit ID 35486 Title Criminal Defendant Case File for Joe 2 CONC Partain Record Type Textual Records Start date 1893 End date Content 2 CONC Crime: Liquor 2 CONT Jacket Number: 426 Arrangement Access Restrictions Production Reference 2 CONC unit National Archives--Southwest Region Agency National Archives and 2 CONC Records Administration Facility Building 1, Dock 1 Address 501 West Felix 2 CONC Street City Fort Worth State TX ZIP 76115 Voice 817-334-5525 Fax 2 CONC 817-334-5621 Organization NRFF Creating org United States District Court, 2 CONC Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith Division 1 CHAN 2 DATE 2 JUL 2005 3 TIME 19:51:16 0 @I43@ INDI 1 NAME ELIZABETH // 1 SEX F 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1879 1 FAMS @F16@ 1 NOTE Since Great Grandpa Partain was a soldier, he was seldom home. 2 CONC Raiders, or bushwhackers, came to their home while he was away. They 2 CONC destroyed everything they owned, took all their livestock, chicken, all 2 CONC the food, and burned the house. 2 CONT There was a refugee camp for devastated families in Rolla, Missouri. 2 CONC Great Grandma went there, taking her father and the three boys. She met a 2 CONC wealthy merchant in Rolla by the name of Pritchett. (Some reports say he 2 CONC was a Union officer.) Great Grandma became pregnant by him. He offered to 2 CONC marry her if she would give up her father and her three sons. She refused 2 CONC to do this. She left Rolla, Missouri and went to Fayetteville, Ar,(if the 2 CONC story is true, she could only have had two sons when she left for Rolla 2 CONC since John was to be born after she met Pritchett and returned to Ar.) 2 CONT At this time, Great Grandpa Charley returned to Heber Springs to see 2 CONC his family. He saw the house destroyed and started searching for his 2 CONC family. He searched everywhere he thought they might be, even (going) 2 CONC back to the Cherokee Indians to see if his wife had returned to her 2 CONC people. He said he could recognize her whatever stage of age, or 2 CONC suffering, or whatever might have changed her appearance if he could only 2 CONC just see her eyes. He could recognize her by her eyes, they were so very 2 CONC beautiful and so unusual. But he never found her. He went back to his 2 CONC soldier life, and was killed in battle. 2 CONT The child by Pritchett was born in Fayetteville, Ar, December 6, 2 CONC 1866. He was named John Thomas Partain, the same last name as his half 2 CONC brothers. 2 CONT At sometime between the year of 1866 and 1876, Great Grandma Partain 2 CONC moved back to Independence County, Arkansas, perhaps to the town of Heber 2 CONC Springs, where they lived when she and Great Grandpa were married. In the 2 CONC year of 1876, Great Grandma was raped by a carpetbagger by the name of 2 CONC Bill Fowler.(A Carpetbagger is a Northerner who settled in the Southern 2 CONC states at the close of the Civil War. They got the name “Carpetbagger” 2 CONC from the bags made of carpet they carried their possessions in. They were 2 CONC considered to be the scum of the earth.)Elizabeth gave birth to a 2 CONC daughter in the year of 1877, in Independence County, Ar. No city was 2 CONC given. She was given the name Callie Pritchett. Great Grandma Partain 2 CONC died in the year 1879. Elizabeth was 13 years old. Callie Pritchett was 2 2 CONC year old. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 17 MAY 2005 3 TIME 14:01:11 0 @I44@ INDI 1 NAME ABNER WILLIAM "BILL" /MAXWELL/ 2 NICK KNOWN AS P.S. "Stillman" 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 7 OCT 1820 2 PLAC EDNEYVILLE,HENDERSON,NORTH CAROLINA 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1845 2 PLAC HENDERSON,NORTH CAROLINA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 13 AUG 1868 1 BURI 2 PLAC CHOCTAW,VAN BUREN COUNTY,ARKANSA 1 FAMS @F17@ 1 FAMC @F345@ 1 NOTE Abner William and Nancy (Treadaway) Maxwell 2 CONT Written By: May (Shull) Holloway and Joveda (Cullum) Blevins.Copy 2 CONC provided to TMM by: Evelyn Maxwell.[Augmented by: Tina (Maxwell) 2 CONC Mitchell/TMM]. 2 CONT There are few known facts about Abner William Maxwell, who was born in 2 CONC 1820 and died August 13th 1868. It is known that the Maxwells came from 2 CONC Ireland and settled in Henderson County, North Carolina. 2 CONT The 1850 census lists Abner Bill Maxwell and his wife, Nancy (Treadaway) 2 CONC Maxwell, living in Henderson County, North Carolina, along with three 2 CONC children ages three years to seven months. Nancy told her granddaughter, 2 CONC Sallie Lea Maxwell, that they did not like living in Henderson County, 2 CONC North Carolina so they, along with other family members, joined a large 2 CONC wagon train that moved from North Carolina to Arkansas around 1857. 2 CONT The Maxwells were living at Choctaw, Arkansas, [Van Buren County], 2 CONC when the 1860 census was taken. Abner is listed as a farmer and a 2 CONC carpenter, but Nancy said he also operated a blacksmith shop in Choctaw. 2 CONC This shop was helpful to Abner and his family during the early years of 2 CONC the Civil War. Since horses played a major role during the Civil War, 2 CONC both Union and Confederate Armies came to him for his services. He would 2 CONC shoe their horses without asking questions. Both sides left him alone. 2 CONC However, this changed in 1862 when Abner was pressured to join the 2 CONC Confederate Army. All horses were taken for Army use. Abner had a fine 2 CONC horse that was known to have only one master. When the Confederate 2 CONC soldiers tried to take his horse, they failed to capture him for only his 2 CONC master could catch him. 2 CONT On March 01, 1862, Abner went to Clinton, Arkansas and was enlisted 2 CONC into the Army by T.W. McCray for twelve months of service in the 2 CONC Confederate Army. He was described as a farmer from North Carolina, 2 CONC forty-two years old, with dark complexion, black hair and black eyes. He 2 CONC joined Company D - 31st Arkansas Infantry. 2 CONT Abner's records only record three times that he received pay for his 2 CONC Army service; October 31, 1862, December 31, 1862, and February 28, 1863. 2 CONC Cant Fugerson issued him his last pay. It is also recorded that he never 2 CONC received any bounty money or cummulation money. The company Muster Role 2 CONC for July 01, to August 31, 1863 lists him as absent with a remark "sick 2 CONC on retreat from Jackson, MS, supposed to be captured". Another report 2 CONC states he was captured July 18, 1863, near Jackson, MS. Abner was soon 2 CONC answering the roll call of Union Prisoners at Camp Morton in Indiana. 2 CONC There, he was held until the war was over. On May 22, 1865 he was 2 CONC released on his loyalty oath and returned to Choctaw, Arkansas where 2 CONC Nancy and his children were waiting for him. He was a changed man. When 2 CONC he enlisted in 1862 his hair and eyes were described as black. In 1865, 2 CONC the war record describes his eyes as hazel and his hair gray. 2 CONT Abner Bill's health weakened from his war experience. On August 13, 2 CONC 1868 he died and was buried in a small cemetery near the Ben Treadaway 2 CONC farm. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT You searched for: Exact Spelling: Off -"The Church of Jesus Christ of 2 CONC Latter Day Saints"; Submission Number: 451718-103199140844 [refine 2 CONC search] Pedigree Resource File - 17; 2 CONT 1. Abner Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: 7 Oct 1820 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 2. Alexander Lafayette Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: 29 Jan 1847 Buncombe, North Carolina, US 2 CONT 3. Archabold Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1848 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 4. Hanah Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: F Birth/Christening: abt 1843 Probably North Carolina, US 2 CONT 5. Harriett Isabella Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: F Birth/Christening: 18 Feb 1844 Possibly Henderson, North 2 CONC Carolina, US 2 CONT 6. Isaac Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1821 Probably North Carolina, US 2 CONT 7. J M Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1849 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 8. James Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: 1794 Possibly North Carolina, US 2 CONT 9. James Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1840 Probably Henderson, North Carolina, 2 CONC US 2 CONT 10. John Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1841 Probably North Carolina, US 2 CONT 11. L Michael Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: bet 1856 and 1857 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 12. Mary Matilda Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: F Birth/Christening: 1 Oct 1853 Henderson, North Carolina, US 2 CONT 13. Mary Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: F Birth/Christening: abt 1847 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 14. Nancy Ruth Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: F Birth/Christening: bet 1857 and 1861 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 15. Samuel Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: 15 Apr 1818 Edneyville, Buncombe, North 2 CONC Carolina, US 2 CONT 16. William W Maxwell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1845 North Carolina, US 2 CONT 17. Mary Merrell - Pedigree Resource File 2 CONT Gender: F Birth/Christening: 1796 Possibly North Carolina, US 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 22:29:18 0 @I45@ INDI 1 NAME NANCE VIOLA LOU /TREADWAY/ 2 NICK "GRANNY MAXWELL" 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1828 2 PLAC ANSON,NORTH CAROLNIA 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1845 2 PLAC VAN BUREN COUNTY,COUNTY HOSPITAL,ARKANSA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1905 2 PLAC AGE OF 77 1 BURI 2 DATE DEC 1905 2 PLAC CHOCTAW,VAN BUREN COUNTY,ARKANSA 1 FAMS @F17@ 1 FAMC @F346@ 1 NOTE Abner William and Nancy (Treadaway) Maxwell 2 CONT 2 CONT Written By: May (Shull) Holloway and Joveda (Cullum) Blevins. 2 CONT Copy provided to TMM by: Evelyn Maxwell. 2 CONT [Augmented by: Tina (Maxwell) Mitchell/TMM]. 2 CONT 2 CONT There are few known facts about Abner William Maxwell, who was born in 2 CONC 1820 and died August 13th 1868. It is known that the Maxwells came from 2 CONC Ireland and settled in Henderson County, North Carolina. 2 CONT 2 CONT The 1850 census lists Abner Bill Maxwell and his wife, Nancy (Treadaway) 2 CONC Maxwell, living in Henderson County, North Carolina, along with three 2 CONC children ages three years to seven months. Nancy told her granddaughter, 2 CONC Sallie Lea Maxwell, that they did not like living in Henderson County, 2 CONC North Carolina so they, along with other family members, joined a large 2 CONC wagon train that moved from North Carolina to Arkansas around 1857. 2 CONT 2 CONT The Maxwells were living at Choctaw, Arkansas, [Van Buren County], when 2 CONC the 1860 census was taken. Abner is listed as a farmer and a carpenter, 2 CONC but Nancy said he also operated a blacksmith shop in Choctaw. This shop 2 CONC was helpful to Abner and his family during the early years of the Civil 2 CONC War. Since horses played a major role during the Civil War, both Union 2 CONC and Confederate Armies came to him for his services. He would shoe their 2 CONC horses without asking questions. Both sides left him alone. However, 2 CONC this changed in 1862 when Abner was pressured to join the Confederate 2 CONC Army. All horses were taken for Army use. Abner had a fine horse that 2 CONC was known to have only one master. When the Confederate soldiers tried 2 CONC to take his horse, they failed to capture him for only his master could 2 CONC catch him. 2 CONT 2 CONT On March 01, 1862, Abner went to Clinton, Arkansas and was enlisted into 2 CONC the Army by T.W. McCray for twelve months of service in the Confederate 2 CONC Army. He was described as a farmer from North Carolina, forty-two years 2 CONC old, with dark complexion, black hair and black eyes. He joined Company D 2 CONC - 31st Arkansas Infantry. 2 CONT 2 CONT Abner's records only record three times that he received pay for his Army 2 CONC service; October 31, 1862, December 31, 1862, and February 28, 1863. 2 CONC Cant Fugerson issued him his last pay. It is also recorded that he never 2 CONC received any bounty money or cummulation money. The company Muster Role 2 CONC for July 01, to August 31, 1863 lists him as absent with a remark "sick 2 CONC on retreat from Jackson, MS, supposed to be captured". Another report 2 CONC states he was captured July 18, 1863, near Jackson, MS. Abner was soon 2 CONC answering the roll call of Union Prisoners at Camp Morton in Indiana. 2 CONC There, he was held until the war was over. On May 22, 1865 he was 2 CONC released on his loyalty oath and returned to Choctaw, Arkansas where 2 CONC Nancy and his children were waiting for him. He was a changed man. When 2 CONC he enlisted in 1862 his hair and eyes were described as black. In 1865, 2 CONC the war record describes his eyes as hazel and his hair gray. 2 CONT 2 CONT Abner Bill's health weakened from his war experience. On August 13, 1868 2 CONC he died and was buried in a small cemetery near the Ben Treadaway farm. 2 CONC While Abner was a prisoner of war, Nancy had buried their three-year-old 2 CONC daughter there. Only a concrete marker about six inches wide and 2 CONC twenty-four inches tall, with no information on it, was placed by his 2 CONC grave. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2 CONT Nancy 2 CONT Wife of 2 CONT Abner Maxwell 2 CONT Born: Nov 8, 1828 2 CONT As A Wife, Devoted 2 CONT As A Mother, Affectionate 2 CONT As A Friend, Kind and True 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT BIOGRAPHY: While Abner was a prisoner of war, Nancy had buried their 2 CONC three-year-old daughter there. Only a concrete marker about six inches 2 CONC wide and twenty-four inches tall, with no information on it, was placed 2 CONC by his grave. 2 CONT Nancy Treadaway Maxwell had given birth to fourteen children before 2 CONC her husband left for service in the Confederate Army. Seven of the 2 CONC children had blue eyes and blonde hair and seven of the children had 2 CONC black eyes and black hair. We do not know how she fed her family while 2 CONC Abner Bill was away at war, or after his death. 2 CONT In the early 1890s, Nancy and eight of her children and their families 2 CONC moved to what is now the Davis Special Community and homesteaded a 2 CONC 160-acre farm. Her children helped her get established by building a Log 2 CONC Cabin, clearing the land and putting out a large Orchard. She was 2 CONC affectionately known as "Granny Maxwell", although she was only in her 2 CONC sixties when she moved to her homestead. Her children took good care of 2 CONC her. If she was ill, there were so many children and grandchildren living 2 CONC nearby that someone would come to stay with her. If one of her 2 CONC grandchildren was out of a home Granny Maxwell always welcomed them into 2 CONC her home. 2 CONT On August 21, 1902 she was granted a widow's War Pension. In 1905 2 CONC Nancy died at age 77. The next day her son, Abner Wilkerson Maxwell, and 2 CONC his 15-year-old daughter, Sallie Myrtle Lea Maxwell, took her body from 2 CONC the Davis Special Community to Eglantine and then traveled the Old 2 CONC Batesville/Dover Road to Choctaw. It was a cold rainy November day. Abner 2 CONC and Sallie were refreshed by eating a hot meal at Ben Treadaway's home. 2 CONC After dinner they, and a few relatives and friends, went across a field 2 CONC to the small cemetery for burial. There Nancy (Treadaway) Maxwell was 2 CONC buried between her husband, Abner Bill, who had died in 1868 and their 2 CONC three year old daughter, Nancy, that she had buried in 1864 while her 2 CONC husband was in the Union War Prison. 2 CONT Today the Army Core of Engineers has the small cemetery, which is located 2 CONC in the Choctaw recreation area, enclosed by a chain link fence. There are 2 CONC probably twenty graves in the cemetery. You can still locate most of the 2 CONC graves by the rocks that were placed at the graves. Tall pine trees grow 2 CONC through many of the graves. The Old Batesville/Dover Road is still 2 CONC visible. If you look close, you can still see ruts left by the many 2 CONC wagons that traveled the road. 2 CONT In 1984 the concrete marker placed at Abner William's grave was still 2 CONC there, but had fallen down. The monuments placed at Nancy's grave, and 2 CONC her daughter's, had fallen off their base and broken into many pieces, 2 CONC but they were arranged to where you could read the Epitaph. It read as 2 CONC follows: 2 CONT Nancy Wife of Abner Maxwell Born: Nov 8, 1828. As A Wife, Devoted 2 CONT As A Mother, Affectionate As A Friend, Kind and True Soon after seeing 2 CONC them in 1984, the broken monument from the three-year-old Nancy's grave 2 CONC was gone. A family member wrote to W.M.C. Garner, Resident Engineer of 2 CONC the Core, asking that the gate to cemetery be secured so vandals could 2 CONC not take Nancy's monument. He replied, saying the gate had been secured 2 CONC and eight signs had been put, warning against vandalism. 2 CONT Within a year the broken pieces of Nancy's monument were also taken. 2 CONC Later vandals also took the concrete slab placed as Abner's marker. Now 2 CONC all that is left to identify the graves are the two bases that the two 2 CONC Nancy's monuments sat on. 2 CONT Although Abner William and Nancy (Treadaway) Maxwell were not known for 2 CONC fame or for fortune, they did leave to Van Buren County, Arkansas, a 2 CONC family that has continued to serve their country well. You may find one 2 CONC of their descendants in many honorable positions throughout the nation. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT ALWAYS LOVE ONE ANOTHER; IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERS. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 8 JUL 2005 3 TIME 13:14:52 0 @I46@ INDI 1 NAME ELI /WATSON/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 6 DEC 1807 2 PLAC MASON,KENTUCKY 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 30 DEC 1831 2 PLAC HENDRICKS,INDIANA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1 MAR 1889 2 PLAC HURON,ATCHISON CO. KANSAS 1 FAMS @F18@ 1 FAMC @F252@ 1 NOTE SOME RECORDS SHOW HE WAS BORN IN 1808 and 1809. ANOTHER ONE FROM PAPERS 2 CONC THAT READ "ATCHISON COUNTY CEMETERY LISTINGS-ATCHISON, KANSAS: ELI WASTON 2 CONC WAS BORN 1809, AND THAT HE DIED ON 3-1-1889, IT ALSO SAY'S THAT ELI WAS 2 CONC 79 YEARS 2 MONTHS 25 DAYS OLD, AND THT HE IS BURIED IN OLD HURON 2 CONC CEMETERY. 2 CONT ELI WATSON WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF LANCASTER, KANSAS. 2 CONT A LETTER FROM THE "INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY" DATED AUG 22, 1997 TO 2 CONC RAY WATSON OF OXNARD, CA. IN REGUARDS TO ELI WATSON OF HENDRICKS COUNTY 2 CONC IS THAT HE SERVED AS CONSTABLE IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. HENDRICKS COUNTY, 2 CONC IN 1834. YOU CAN SEARCH MORE IN THE 1850 MISSOURI CENSUS AND THE KANASAS 2 CONC 1860 CENSUS FOR MORE INFORMATION. 2 CONT OLD HURON WAS PLATTED IN THE 1850'S AND WAS LOCATED ON THE TRAIL FROM 2 CONC LANCASTER TO KENNEKUK. THE TOWN WAS LOCATED 14 MILES NORTHWEST OF 2 CONC ATCHISON AND SEVEN MILES NORTH OF MONROVIA. IT WAS THE NEAREST RAILROAD 2 CONC TOWN, WHICH WAS THE CENTRAL BRANCH THAT RAN FROM ATCHISON THROUGH 2 CONC MONROVIA TO WATERVILLE, A DISTANCE OF 100 MILES. THE RAILROAD WAS STARTED 2 CONC IN 1864 AND COMPLETED IN 1868. 2 CONT THE FIRST SIGN OF THE TOWN WAS THE CEMETERY. THE GRAVES WERE MEMBERS 2 CONC FROM A WAGON TRAIN BURIED IN 1855. ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM THE CEMETERY 2 CONC WAS A GOVERNMENT WELL THAT SUPPLIED WATER FOR THE COMMUNITY AND 2 CONC TRAVELERS. 2 CONT THE FIRST POST OFFICE WAS STARTED ON DECEMBER 14, 1857, AND WAS 2 CONC LOCATED WEST ACROSS THE CREEK ON THE GRIMES PLACE. THE FIRST IN ATCHISON 2 CONC COUNTY. THE MAIL WAS DELIVERED BY STAGE COACH EACH DAY. LATER POSTMASTERS 2 CONC WERE ED SNOW, JIM LEWIS, BILL BROWN, ELI WATSON (OUR GREAT-GREAT 2 CONC GRANDPA)AND H. J. WATSON (HUGH J. HIS BROTHER). 2 CONT ROBERT COOK OWNED A GROCERY STORE ON THE WEST END OF HURON ROAD. HE 2 CONC WAS ALSO A POSTMASTER. 2 CONT THE MASONIC LODGE WAS ORGANIZED IN 1868. THE FIRST HELD MEETINGS AT 2 CONC NELS CHALFANT'S HOME AND LATER MOVED TO THE UPPER STORY OF COOK'S 2 CONC GROCERY. IT WAS MOVED TO NEW HURON IN 1883. 2 CONT THE FIRST SCHOOL IN OLD HURON WAS BUILT IN 1865, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF 2 CONC HURON ROAD ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM THE CEMETERY. THE FIRST TEACHER WAS H. 2 CONC B. KELLEY. 2 CONT DR. W. D. JONES WAS THE FIRST DOCTOR. 2 CONT THE BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH WAS LOCATED ONE MILE WEST OF HURON. IT WAS 2 CONC BUILT IN 1870 AND USED UNTIL 1915. THE REV. H. I. MILLER WAS THE FIRST 2 CONC PASTOR. THE TOWNSITE OF THE PRESENT DAY HURON WAS ORIGINALLY THE PROPERTY 2 CONC OF COL. D. R. ANTHONY OF LEAVENWORTH. ANTHONY DONATED THE RAILROAD 2 CONC COMPANY 20 ACRES OF LAND AND THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR ONE MILE. THE TOWN WAS 2 CONC NAMED AND PLATTED ON MAY 18, 1882. 2 CONT BY THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR, THERE WERE OVER 50 DWELLINGS IN THE 2 CONC TOWN. AMONG THE FIRST ERECTED WERE THE PRESBYTERIAN AND BAPTIST CHURCHES 2 CONC WITH ANTHONY DONATING THE LOTS ON WHICH THEY WERE BUILT. 2 CONT HURON IS AN INDIAN NAME AND WAS NAMED AFTER THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF OLD 2 CONC HURON. 2 CONT THE FIRST BANK OPENED SEPT. 15, 1891 WITH W. C. MCCLAIN AS CASHIER. 2 CONC THE BANK WAS SOLD TO CHARLES SMITH IN 1904. 2 CONT HURON WAS REPRESENTED BY 19 NEWSPAPERS FORM MARCH 13, 1884 TO NOV. 1, 2 CONC 1917 WHEN THE LAST ISSUE OF THE HURON HERALD WAS SOLD. R. E. MCBRIDE, 2 CONC EDITOR, CLOSED THE PAPER AND MOVED TO EVEREST WHERE HE PUBLISHED THE 2 CONC EVEREST ENTERPRISE. 2 CONT THE FIRST SCHOOLHOUSE OF DIST. #44 WAS BUILT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE 2 CONC WEST AND HALF MILE SOUTH OF HURON. THIS BUILDING WAS MOVED TO NEW HURON 2 CONC AND LOCATED IN THE NORHT PART OF TOWN. IT ALTER BECAME A HOTEL AND THEN A 2 CONC RESIDENCE. IN 1892 A NEW BUILDING WAS BUILT ON THE ANTHONY FARM. THE 2 CONC PRINCIPAL WAS FRANK CLASS AND THE TEACHER, MAGGIE MCCLINTOCK. 2 CONT IN 1929 THE HURON RURAL HIGH SCHOOL WAS BUILT. THE FIRST CLASS TO 2 CONC GRADUATE WAS IN 1930 AND THE LAST 1955. 2 CONT HURON'S BIGGEST FIRE OCCURED ON NOVEMBER 15, 1884, WHEN 18 BUILDINGS 2 CONC ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET BURNED. 2 CONT IN 1904, THE TELEPHONE WAS STARTED AND LINES BUILT. THEN IN 1954, THE 2 CONC PHONE COMPANY SOLD TO RAINBOW TELEPHONE AND A DIAL SYSTEM WAS PUT TO USE 2 CONC IN 1957. 2 CONT OVER THE YEARS HURON HAS HAD 23 GROCERIES, 17 LUMBER YARDS, 27 GRAIN 2 CONC DEALERS, 11 HARDWARE DEALERS, 1O BLACKSMITHS, 21 CAFES, FIVE HARNESS 2 CONC SHOPS, EIGHT LIVERY STABLES AND SIX DOCTORS. 2 CONT **************** 2 CONT ATCHISON NATIVE KELLY VANDYKE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE HOME FOLKS. IF 2 CONC YOU HAVE GERMAN RESEARCH, KELLY MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP. HIS ADDRESS: 2 CONT 2 CONT THOMAS J. (KELLY) VanDYKE 2 CONT MATH DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 2 CONT 52 MSSQ 2 CONT PSC 9, BOX 3107 2 CONT APO AE 09123 2 CONT TELEPHONE/FAX 06561-12063 2 CONT METZWIESCHEN 3 2 CONT 54634 BITBURG 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------ 2 CONT ELI WATSON AND HANNAH GRACE SMITH HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1)HEZAKIAH MASON WATSON BORN 26 SEPTEMBER 1848 IN HURON, KANSAS, MARRIED 2 CONC ON 2 FEBRUARY 1881 TO MARY FRANCIS HENDRICK. HEZAKIAH DIED ON 4 FEBRUARY 2 CONC 1917 IN MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA AND IS BURIED THERE. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2)HUGH JACKSON WATSON BORN 6 MARCH 1841 IN INDIANA, MARRIED ON 17 MARCH 2 CONC 1864 TO CYNTHIA ANN ELIOTT, HUGH DIED 24 MAY 1918, WAS BURIED ON 26 MAY 2 CONC 1918 IN OLD HURON. 2 CONT 2 CONT 3)JAMES M. WATSON BORN 1833 IN BUCHANAN, MISSOURI, MARRIED ON 16 MARCH 2 CONC 1865 TO SARAH M. SMITH, HAMES DIED 9 MARCH 1912. 2 CONT 2 CONT 4)JOHN W. WATSON BORN 1837 IN INDIANA. 2 CONT 2 CONT 5)MARY CATHARINE WATSON BORN 1843 IN BUCHANAN, MISSOURI, MARRIED ON 7 2 CONC FEBRUARY 1860 IN ATCHISON COUNTY TO WILLIAM H. HARDIN. 2 CONT 2 CONT 6)ELIZA J. WATSON BORN 1852 IN MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 7)ELISHA L. WATSON BORN 1855 IN RUSH, BUCHANAN, MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 8)ELIJAH L. WATSON BORN 1845 IN ATCHISON COUNTY, KANSAS, MARRIED ON 7 2 CONC JANUARY 1874 TO JENNIE ELLIOTT. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 17:20:03 0 @I47@ INDI 1 NAME HANNAH GRACE /SMITH/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 18 SEP 1811 2 PLAC OHIO 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 30 DEC 1831 2 PLAC HENDRICKS,INDIANA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 7 JAN 1881 2 PLAC HURON,ATCHISON CO. KANSAS 1 FAMS @F18@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 9 JUN 2005 3 TIME 04:39:21 0 @I50@ INDI 1 NAME MARTIN /WISHON/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 19 DEC 1822 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO.,KY 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 20 JUL 1850 2 PLAC JO DAVIES CO. MO 1 FAMS @F20@ 1 FAMC @F577@ 1 NOTE WISHON MARTIN, Retired; Elizabeth; born in Cumberland Co., Ky., Dec. 19, 2 CONC 1822; came to Jo Daviess Co. in the spring of 1841; has since resided 2 CONC here; owns the land on which the famous Wishon diggings were struck, from 2 CONC which more mineral has been raised than any diggings in the mining 2 CONC regions; owns 400 acres of land; has a fine residence in Elizabeth, 2 CONC surrounded by beautiful evergreens and shrubbery, which Shenstone might 2 CONC have envied; married Catherine Tenyck, July 20, 1850; she was born in 2 CONC Dutchess Co., N.Y., Sept. 27, 1831; they have five children living: 2 CONC Permelia, born Sept. 7, 1854; Nancy Jane, Sept. 25, 1858; Julia, Jan. 20, 2 CONC 1863; Cora B., March 16, 1867; Edith, Aug. 11, 1871; have lost five 2 CONC children; two of the daughters are now attending the Mount Carroll 2 CONC Seminary; Mr. Wishon is a genial, generous man, full of noble impulses; 2 CONC feels disposed to give his children all the chances for education and the 2 CONC accomplishments of music, drawing, etc., that wealth can purchase or 2 CONC fancy can suggest. 2 CONT 2 CONT Elizabeth Township 2 CONT Jo Daviess County, Illinois 2 CONT The Township of Elizabeth has long been a township of great importance in 2 CONC the county. Its early settlers were attracted thereto by the mines. 2 CONC Jefferson Clark, John McDonald, John D. Winters and Clark Stone were 2 CONC among the earliest settlers. Afterwards came Benjamin Clark. Within its 2 CONC bounds was a fort which was attacked by the Indians during the Black Hawk 2 CONC War, but the Indians were repulsed. The village of Elizabeth is within 2 CONC the township. For years it was an inland village, but since the Chicago 2 CONC Great Western Railroad has passed through its borders, it has become a 2 CONC place of great importance and is constantly improving. Near the village 2 CONC of Elizabeth was one of the best mines ever discovered in the county, 2 CONC which was called the "Wishon Mine." Here were turned out vast quantities 2 CONC of lead ore. It had not been operated for the past thirty years until 2 CONC during the year 1903, when a company called the Wishon Mining Company, 2 CONC with a capital of $1,000,000, leased the mine and contemplate searching 2 CONC for a lower run of ore. Elizabeth has been of importance in a political 2 CONC sense. It has furnished to the State at least three State Senators, 2 CONC namely: W. A. Little, Henry Green and John C. McKenzie, one of whom (John 2 CONC C. McKenzie) was acting Governor of the State. In 1847 there were within 2 CONC the bounds of Elizabeth Township, two post offices --one at Elizabeth, 2 CONC with William Boutwell as postmaster, and one at Weston, with Otis C. 2 CONC Bennet as postmaster. 2 CONT ----------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT 1870 CENSUS INDEX, JO DAVIESS COUNTY 2 CONT WISHON, Martin 104 2 CONT http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/census/1870censusindexTZ.htm 2 CONT ----------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Elizabeth Township 2 CONT Jo Daviess County, Illinois 2 CONT The Township of Elizabeth has long been a township of great importance in 2 CONC the county. Its early settlers were attracted thereto by the mines. 2 CONC Jefferson Clark, John McDonald, John D. Winters and Clark Stone were 2 CONC among the earliest settlers. Afterwards came Benjamin Clark. Within its 2 CONC bounds was a fort which was attacked by the Indians during the Black Hawk 2 CONC War, but the Indians were repulsed. The village of Elizabeth is within 2 CONC the township. For years it was an inland village, but since the Chicago 2 CONC Great Western Railroad has passed through its borders, it has become a 2 CONC place of great importance and is constantly improving. Near the village 2 CONC of Elizabeth was one of the best mines ever discovered in the county, 2 CONC which was called the "Wishon Mine." Here were turned out vast quantities 2 CONC of lead ore. It had not been operated for the past thirty years until 2 CONC during the year 1903, when a company called the Wishon Mining Company, 2 CONC with a capital of $1,000,000, leased the mine and contemplate searching 2 CONC for a lower run of ore. Elizabeth has been of importance in a political 2 CONC sense. It has furnished to the State at least three State Senators, 2 CONC namely: W. A. Little, Henry Green and John C. McKenzie, one of whom (John 2 CONC C. McKenzie) was acting Governor of the State. In 1847 there were within 2 CONC the bounds of Elizabeth Township, two post offices --one at Elizabeth, 2 CONC with William Boutwell as postmaster, and one at Weston, with Otis C. 2 CONC Bennet as postmaster. 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT "Mining History" 2 CONT from History of Jo Daviess County 1904 2 CONT There is no question but that the early settlement of Jo Daviess 2 CONC County was caused by its mines. Just when those mines were first 2 CONC discovered is shrouded in mystery, although it is certain that a 2 CONC Frenchman by the name of LeSueur saw the mines as early as the month of 2 CONC August, 1700. 2 CONT He was on a trading expedition to the Indians in what is now the State 2 CONC of Minnesota and, in his report of that expedition, he says he discovered 2 CONC a small river entering the Mississippi on the right side and describes it 2 CONC as "a river running from the north, but it turns to the northeast. On the 2 CONC right of said river, seven leagues from the Mississippi River, is a lead 2 CONC mine, and he named the small river, thus discovered by him, the "River of 2 CONC the Mines." 2 CONT This river was, beyond doubt, what is now known as Galena River. The 2 CONC writer has examined a map of the State of Illinois which was published in 2 CONC 1820, and Galena River is named on said map as the "River of Mines." The 2 CONC geography of the country was then but little known. In 1712 Louis XIV of 2 CONC France granted in perpetuity to one Anthony Crozat and his heirs, all the 2 CONC property of the lead mine country of Louisiana, which was then supposed 2 CONC to include the mines of what is now included within the bounds of Jo 2 CONC Daviess County. 2 CONT The best evidence obtainable points to the fact that the mine known in 2 CONC early history as "The Buck Mine," located on Section 8 in West Galena, on 2 CONC lands now owned by the Hughlett estate, was the first discovered, and is 2 CONC doubtless the one seen by LeSueur. It has been worked more or less up to 2 CONC the present time. 2 CONT From a short historical account of the lead mines of the Northwest, 2 CONC published by the New England & Galena Mining Company, other early mines 2 CONC near Galena are mentioned as follows: The Harris Leads; Tomlin & 2 CONC Burrichter; The Tomlin; The Doe; The Krengle Mine; The Gaffner Range; The 2 CONC Hog Range; The Graves; Comstock and Rosemeyer; Wallo & Quick; Sanders & 2 CONC Co.; Molitore; Crumbacker; Evans & Adams; A. C. Davis; Armbruster & Co.; 2 CONC Ottawa Diggings; Drum, Rare & Co.; Benninger & Co.; P. Smith & Co.;. 2 CONC Hostetter & Co.; Dueer & CO.; Allendorf & Co.; Tom Evans; Bolton; Stephen 2 CONC Marsden; The Allenrath; The Egan; The J. E. Comstock; Britten & Wilkins; 2 CONC The Cady Range; The Roberts Range; The William Richards Range; The Wilcox 2 CONC & Co. Range. All these, with many others of lesser note, were within a 2 CONC short distance of the present limits of the City of Galena, and were all 2 CONC good producing mines. 2 CONT In addition to the above there were valuable mines located in the 2 CONC Township of Vinegar Hill, Council Hill, Rice and Elizabeth the latter, 2 CONC however, being a later discovery than those first named. At a still 2 CONC later date valuable mines were discovered in the Township of Rice, better 2 CONC known as the Black Jack Mine and the New California Diggings, and these 2 CONC have been worked more or less continuously up to the present time. It is 2 CONC rather remarkable that, up to within recent years, all of the mines in Jo 2 CONC Daviess County were worked for lead ore exclusively. The vast quantities 2 CONC of zinc ore, which seems to underlie all lead ore in Jo Daviess County, 2 CONC was considered a worthless ore a despised material and, as the miners 2 CONC used to express it, "it burned the mineral out." 2 CONT Prof. Whitney, who is perhaps the best authority on-the lead-mining 2 CONC region, states that, from 1853 to 1859, the out-put of lead-ore from the 2 CONC mines of Jo Daviess County was thirty million pounds. 2 CONT The late Henry Green in 1875 stated that, up to that time, the out-put 2 CONC of the Elizabeth mines, alone, had been at least seventy-five million 2 CONC pounds. 2 CONT The late H. H. Houghton, in his work, entitled, "The Marsden Mines" 2 CONC (now known as the Black-Jack Mines), states that the out-put of the mines 2 CONC of Vinegar Hill has now reached the enormous sum of one hundred million 2 CONC pounds. 2 CONT A writer from Galena, whose name I have not been able to ascertain, in 2 CONC Harper's publication for the month of May, 1866, states that the value of 2 CONC the lead ore, produced by the mines of Jo Daviess County up to that time, 2 CONC was $40,000,000. 2 CONT During the early history of the mines, ore was sold as low as $8 per 2 CONC thousand; and it is on record that a thousand pounds of mineral has been 2 CONC exchanged for a barrel of flour. In one instance, at least, five thousand 2 CONC pounds were given for a barrel of flour. The highest price per thousand 2 CONC that has been known to have been paid was $110, which was during the War 2 CONC of the Rebellion-and this price was paid only for a short time. Since the 2 CONC year 1878 the average price of lead-ore per thousand has not exceeded 2 CONC $30, and it is doubtful if it has equaled that figure. It is now (1902) 2 CONC $22 per thousand. The ore is found in veins and flat sheets, -the 2 CONC horizontal veins being known to geologists as gash veins. It is found at 2 CONC various depths from the surface as far down as explorations have been 2 CONC made. The principal veins run east and west, and are known in the mines 2 CONC as "Easts and Wests;" other veins run north and south, and are known in 2 CONC the mines as "Norths and Souths." The north and south veins generally 2 CONC cross the east and west ranges at right angles. Besides these there are 2 CONC what are known as 11 quarterings," which usually cross the east and west 2 CONC crevices diagonally. Some of these quarterings, so-called, run from the 2 CONC northeast to the southwest, and some from the southeast to the northwest; 2 CONC these are locally called either "ten o'clocks" or "four o'clocks," 2 CONC according to the direction they assume. There are also smaller crevices, 2 CONC which usually cross the east and west ranges in various directions; these 2 CONC are locally called "swithers," though just why they are so called we have 2 CONC not been able to ascertain. The ore found in the crevices that run east 2 CONC and west is generally known as "cog mineral;" that found in the veins 2 CONC running north and south is generally of a sheet formation. It is a 2 CONC remarkable fact that no ore is found in any of the crevices without the 2 CONC same having been crossed by some other crevice, and the local expression 2 CONC is, "you will not find lead ore until you strike a crossing." Just why 2 CONC this is so is not known. 2 CONT The first work done in the mines was. beyond doubt, performed by the 2 CONC squaws, and their method of extracting the ore from the ground where it 2 CONC was found attached to the rock, was to build great fires and, when the 2 CONC rock had been sufficiently heated, throw water upon it, thus causing it 2 CONC to crack and enable it to be more easily worked. It may be added that the 2 CONC method of working the mines is still rather primitive. 2 CONT The Indians reduced the ore by piling up wood, putting the ore thereon 2 CONC and setting the wood on fire, thus melting the ore. Many such places, 2 CONC called "Indian furnaces," may still be found in the county. 2 CONT When the white miners first came they reduced the ore in much the same 2 CONC manner, only more skillfully, and their furnaces were called "log 2 CONC furnaces." Afterwards the Drummond furnace was introduced, also the 2 CONC cupola and the blast furnace-the latter being nothing more than the old 2 CONC "Scotch Hearth," a full description of which is subjoined, taken from 2 CONC Judge Shaw's geological work of Jo Daviess County. 2 CONT The hearth consists of a box of cast-iron, two feet square, one foot 2 CONC high, open at top, with the sides and bottom two inches thick. To the top 2 CONC of the front edge is affixed a sloping shelf, or hearth, called the 2 CONC work-stone, used for spreading the materials of the "charge" upon, as 2 CONC occasionally becomes necessary during smelting, and also for the excess 2 CONC of molten lead to flow down. For the latter purpose a groove, one-half an 2 CONC inch deep and an inch wide, runs diagonally across the work-stone. A 2 CONC ledge, one inch in thickness and height, surrounds the work-stone on all 2 CONC sides except that towards the sole of the furnace. The hearth slopes from 2 CONC behind forward, and immediately below the front edge of it is placed the 2 CONC receptacle or "melting pot." An inch from the bottom, in the posterior 2 CONC side of the box, is a hole two inches in diameter, through which the 2 CONC current or "blast" of air is blown from the bellows. The furnace is built 2 CONC under an immense chimney thirty to thirty-five feet high and ten feet 2 CONC wide at its base. Behind the base of the chimney is the bellows, which is 2 CONC propelled by a waterwheel, the tuyere, or point of the bellows, entering 2 CONC at the hole in the back of the box. The fuel, which consists of light 2 CONC wood, coke, and charcoal, is thrown in against the tuyere and kindled, 2 CONC and the ore is placed upon the fuel to the top of the box. The blast of 2 CONC air in the rear keeps the fire burning, and, as the reservoir, or box, is 2 CONC filled with molten lead, the excess flows down the grooved hearth into 2 CONC the "melting pot," under which a gentle fire is kept, and the lead is 2 CONC ladled from it into the molds as is convenient. Before adding a new 2 CONC "charge," the blast is turned off, the "charge" already in is turned 2 CONC forward upon the work-stone, more fuel is cast in, and the "charge" is 2 CONC thrown back with the addition of fresh ore upon the wood. The combustion 2 CONC of the sulphur in the ore produces a large amount of the heat required 2 CONC for smelting. The furnace is thus kept in operation sixteen hours out of 2 CONC the twenty-four. 2 CONT The ore is of different degrees of purity, but the purest galena does 2 CONC not yield, on an average, over 65 per cent of lead from the first process 2 CONC of smelting. The gray slag is very valuable, though the lead procured 2 CONC from it is harder than that 'of the first smelting. There is left about 2 CONC 75,000 of gray slag from each 1,000,000 pounds of (>re. The slag furnace 2 CONC is erected under the same roof with the Scotch Hearth, and has a chimney 2 CONC of its own a few feet from that of the hearth, and the "blast" 'is 2 CONC secured from the same water-power by an additional blast-pipe driven by 2 CONC the same wheel. It consists of a much larger reservoir, built of 2 CONC limestone cemented and lined with clay, with a cast-iron door in front 2 CONC heavily barred with iron. It will burn out so as to require repairs in 2 CONC about three months. Open at the top, the slag and fuel are thrown in 2 CONC promiscuously. Under the iron door is an escape, and below it is the 2 CONC "slag-pot." This is an oblong iron basin about a foot in depth, with 2 CONC one-third of its length partitioned off to receive the lead, which sinks 2 CONC as it escapes, while the slag, being lighter, flows in a flame-colored 2 CONC stream forward and falls into a reservoir that is partly filled with 2 CONC water, which cools the slag as it is plunged therein. As the reservoir 2 CONC fills, a workman shovels the scoriae into a hand-barrow and wheels it 2 CONC off. This scoriae is black slag and worthless, the lead having now been 2 CONC entirely extracted. The smelter now and then throws a shovel-full of 2 CONC -,ray slag into the furnace, which casts up beautiful parti-colored 2 CONC flames, while the strong sulphurous odor, the red-hot stream of slag, 2 CONC with the vapor arising from the tub 'wherein the hissing slag is plunged, 2 CONC the sooty smelters 'and the hot air of the furnace room, suggest a 2 CONC thought of the infernal regions. Outside, the wealth of "pigs"-not in the 2 CONC least porcine gives one a sort of covetous desire, that, if indulged in, 2 CONC we are taught leads directly to said regions. 2 CONT It may not be amiss in this connection to state that, in the early 2 CONC history of the mines, Illinoisans ran up the Mississippi River in boats 2 CONC in the spring, worked in the mines during the warm weather, and returned 2 CONC to their homes for the winter. This was supposed to be after the manner 2 CONC of a certain kind of fish, and for this reason they were called "suckers" 2 CONC by Missourians. Very soon, however, many miners from Missouri came to 2 CONC seek their fortune in the new El Dorado. A boat-load of these, landing at 2 CONC the wharf in Galena, a resident miner sang, "Hello! Missouri has taken a 2 CONC puke." Ever after that Illinoisans were called "Suckers," while 2 CONC Missourians were called "Pukes"-names by which they will be called by the 2 CONC vulgar for some time to come. 2 CONT It is also a remarkable fact, when you take into consideration that 2 CONC ore has been discovered in every one of the twenty-three townships in the 2 CONC county, what a small portion of the county has been explored for ore or 2 CONC "prospected," as the, mining term is. As compared with what is unexplored 2 CONC the explored portion is very insignificant. It can be stated with 2 CONC certainty that, if all the mines in the county were placed side by side, 2 CONC they could not cover more than a section of land, or six hundred and 2 CONC forty acres; and some idea can be gathered from this, to justify the 2 CONC assertion that untold quantities of ore still lie under the surface of Jo 2 CONC Daviess County. It can be stated with certainty, that, so far, little or 2 CONC nothing has been done more than surface mining. 2 CONT It is also a little remarkable that the zinc ore (called by the 2 CONC miners, "dry-bone" and "blackjack"), which, in the earliest history of 2 CONC the county, was a despised material, is now being sought for more than 2 CONC lead ore the reason being that. while not as valuable as the lead ore, 2 CONC the output, prospectively, is much greater, and companies are being 2 CONC formed to develop the zinc mines. 2 CONT A Wisconsin Company is now operating a zinc mine on the lands of 2 CONC Oldenburg in Section 1, about three miles from the City of Galena, which 2 CONC bids fair to be a mine of great value. The company is operating the mine 2 CONC with a view of reaching deposits much lower than have heretofore been 2 CONC developed, and the prospects are that the enterprise will be richly 2 CONC rewarded. At the California Mines in Rice Township, Harris & Co., of 2 CONC Chicago, are developing a mine. which promises large returns, in both 2 CONC lead and zinc ore. 2 CONT Within the City' of Galena, Wm. Waters has been working a mine for the 2 CONC past two or three years, and has be-en rewarded with good returns in the 2 CONC shape of zinc ore. It is claimed that his mine, which runs entirely 2 CONC through the corporate limits of the City of Galena from west to east, is 2 CONC a true "Fisher vein." His mine has been worked down to the water-level 2 CONC only, but has been worked at that level for a distance of over half a 2 CONC mile. The product has been largely zinc ore, although the mine also 2 CONC produces some lead ore, and it is claimed with a strong probability of 2 CONC truth, that far greater deposits exist -in those mines below the water 2 CONC level than have yet been developed. Mr. Waters claims that he can walk on 2 CONC ore at the water-level for a distance of over six hundred feet. - 2 CONT The mines in Elizabeth Township seem to have taken on a new lease of 2 CONC life, but they as yet produce only lead ore, although many believe-and 2 CONC with good ground for such belief -that, at a lower depth under the lead 2 CONC ore, exists a still greater deposit of zinc ore. We shall treat of the 2 CONC mines of that township more at length when we specifically speak of the 2 CONC township. 2 CONT As before stated, so far the mines of the county have been worked only 2 CONC to a limited extent; and in no sense have they been worked to any great 2 CONC depth, as no mine of which the writer has any knowledge has been worked 2 CONC to the depth of two hundred feet. The most of the ore has been taken from 2 CONC a depth of less than one hundred feet from the surface. It can be safely 2 CONC asserted that, nowhere in the United States are there mines which offer a 2 CONC fairer, return for capital invested, than the mines of .Jo Daviess 2 CONC County. 2 CONT Thus far mining in Jo Daviess County has been prosecuted by men with 2 CONC limited means, and in no -instance has any mine been developed to any 2 CONC great depth. 2 CONT In the judgment of those whose opinion is of value, with a larger use 2 CONC of capital and more adequate machinery, the mines of Jo Daviess County 2 CONC would be found to be practically inexhaustible. 2 CONT Besides lead and zinc, iron ore to a considerable extent has been 2 CONC found in the township of Derinda, and traces of copper have also been 2 CONC discovered. 2 CONT In one locality the writer has personally picked up specimens of 2 CONC quartz, and has seen "black sand," such as is found in the placer gold 2 CONC mines in the West, washed out of the ground, although he saw no gold. 2 CONC Mixed with the ores in the county is an element called sulphur, but which 2 CONC is really a Sulphide. Until recently it had no commercial value, but now 2 CONC it is worth six dollars per ton, and is used in the manufacture of 2 CONC sulphuric acid. Arsenic is also found mixed with the ores; but as yet has 2 CONC no market value. In fact, no effort has been made to save it. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Household: Census - 1880 US Census 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT Martin WISHON-Self-Married-Male-White-age 57-KY-Retired Farmer-NC-MD 2 CONC Cathrine WISHON-Wife-Married-Female-White-age49-NY-Keep House-NY-NY 2 CONT Jane WISHON-Dau-Single-Female-White-age 22-IL- Med Student-KY-NY 2 CONT Julia WISHON-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 18-IL-At Home-KY-NY 2 CONT Cora WISHON-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 13-IL-School-KY-NY 2 CONT Edith WISHON-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 9-IL-School-KY-NY 2 CONT 2 CONT Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254216 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0216 2 CONT Page Number 306C 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT MARTIN WISHON AND CATHERINE TENYCK WISHON HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) PARMELIA "PARMILECIA" WISHON BORN 7 SEP 1854/1855 IN ELIZABETH 2 CONC TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS. MARRIAGE 6 MAR 1873 IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, ILL. 2 CONC MARRIED TO JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARDS. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2) NANCY JANE WISHON BORN 25 SEPTEMBER 1858 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, 2 CONC ELIZABETH, MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 3) JULIA WISHON BORN 20 JANUARY 1862 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, ELIZABETH, 2 CONC MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 4) CORA B. WISHON BORN 16 MARCH 1867 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, ELIZABETH, 2 CONC MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 5) EDITH WISHON BORN 11 AUGUST 1871 IN JO DAVIES COUNTY, ELIZABETH, 2 CONC MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 6)UNKNOWN 2 CONT 7)UNKNOWN 2 CONT 8)UNKNOWN 2 CONT 9)UNKNOWN 2 CONT 10)UNKNOWN 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 JUL 2005 3 TIME 16:51:22 0 @I51@ INDI 1 NAME CATHERINE /TENYCK/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 27 SEP 1831 2 PLAC DUTCHESS CO.,NEW YORK 1 MARB 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 20 JUL 1850 2 PLAC JO DAVIES CO. MO 1 FAMS @F20@ 1 FAMC @F578@ 1 NOTE We - Wo 2 CONT The Jo Daviess County ILGenWeb; 2 CONT Wishon, Catherine ElizabthVil 106B 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 18:07:43 0 @I595@ INDI 1 NAME MARY FRANCIS /HEDRICK/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 21 SEP 1853 2 PLAC HARTFORD PUTMAN CO.,MO. 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 2 FEB 1881 1 DEAT 2 DATE 19 DEC 1931 2 PLAC SPIRO,OKLAHOMA 1 BURI 2 PLAC NEW HOPE CEMETERY,OKLAHOMA 1 FAMS @F15@ 1 FAMC @F209@ 1 NOTE THIS DRESS THAT SHE IS WEARING IN THE PHOTO, SHE MADE IT FOR THE PURPOSE 2 CONC OF HER FUNERAL BURRIEL AND ONLY WORE IT A FEW TIMES, THAT IS WHAT SHE 2 CONC TOLD LENA PARTAIN (HER DAUGHTER). MARY FRANCIS WAS PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH 2 CONC DESCENT. SHE WORKED DOING ODD JOBS AS CUTTING AND CLEANING TIMBER AND 2 CONC SOLD FIRE WOOD. SHE RAISED HOGS AND RAN A DAIRY HERD. SHE SOLD WHOLE MILK 2 CONC AFTER MOVING TO HARDIN MONTANA. SHE WORKED FOR THE HOLLY SUGAR COMPANY. 2 CONC SHE RAISED CHICKENS ALONG WITH THE HOGS. SHE GARDEN, DID YARD WORK AND 2 CONC LANDSCAPING WORK. 2 CONT 2 CONT MARY FRANCIS USE TO TAKE LONG WALKS AND LIKED TO FISH WITH HER KIDS. 2 CONT 2 CONT MARY MAE (PARTAIN) RICHARDS WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME THINGS ABOUT HER 2 CONC GRANDMOTHER (MARY FRANCIS). THE SPECIAL MEMORIES SHE HAS ABOUT HER. WE 2 CONC WERE VERY CLOSE AND I LOVED HER WITH ALL MY HEART. 2 CONT 2 CONT GRANDMA HAD AN OLD WOODEN TRUNK THAT WAS COVERED AND TRIMMED IN SOME KIND 2 CONC OF METAL. THIS TRUNK WAS FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF OLD THINGS. I LIKED 2 CONC SITTING ON THE BED WHILE SHE WOULD GO THROUGH HER THINGS. SHE HAD MADE A 2 CONC PRETTY DRESS FOR HER OWN FUNERAL THAT SHE HAD IN THERE. SHE HAD LITTLE 2 CONC PIECES OF CHINA AND FIGURINES THAT SHE HAD WRAPPED IN TISSUE PAPER. SHE 2 CONC HAD BOOKS, PAPERS AND PICTURES. I WISH I HAD BEEN ABLE TO READ BETTER AT 2 CONC THAT AGE SO I COULD HAVE READ SOME ON THESE THINGS. 2 CONT 2 CONT SHE ALWAYS WORE HE HAIR IN A BUN ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD. WHEN SHE TOOK 2 CONC IT DOWN AT NIGHT IT HUNG DOWN TO HER WAIST. IT WAS STRAIGHT, MOSTLY GRAY 2 CONC WITH SOME DARKER STRANS. I ENJOYED WATCHING HER BRUSH HER HAIR AS IT WAS 2 CONC SO PRETTY. 2 CONT 2 CONT MAMA (LENA) DID ALL THE COOKING, SHE WAS AFRAID THAT GRANDMA WOULD BURN 2 CONC HERSELF. BUT, GRANDMA DID NOT LIKE TO JUST SIT THERE. SHE WOULD HELP WITH 2 CONC THE DISHES AND SHE CHURNED THE BUTTER WHILE SHE SAT OUT ON THE BACK 2 CONC PORCH. SHE LIKED SITTING IN HER ROCKER ON THE FRONT PORCH WATCHING 2 CONC FLOSSIE AND I PLAY IN THE YARD. 2 CONT 2 CONT GRANDMA- MARY FRANCIS- (THE OLDER SHE GOT), COULDN'T STRAIGHTEN HER 2 CONC FINGERS OUT, HER KNUCKLES WERE VERY LARGE AND CROOKED, THEY WERE CRIPPLED 2 CONC DUE TO ARTHRITIS AND DIABETES. IT WAS VERY HARD AND PAINFUL FOR HER TO 2 CONC DO MUCH OF ANYTHING WITH HER HANDS LATER IN LIFE. I REMEMBER GOING TO THE 2 CONC MAIL BOX EVERY DAY, GRANDMA USUALY HAD SOME THING IN THERE FROM SOMEONE 2 CONC THAT LOVED HER. 2 CONT 2 CONT GRANDMA AND MAMA DID A LOT OF QUILTING TOGETHER. THEY MADE MANY QUILTS 2 CONC FOR THE WINTERTIME TO KEEP US WARM. THEY HAD A WOODEN QUILTING FRAME THAT 2 CONC HUNG FROM THE CEILING. DADDY PUT FOUR HOOKS UP THERE. THE QUILT WOULD 2 CONC HANG DOWN SO THEY COULD WORK ON IT. MAMA ON ONE SIDE AND GRNADMA ON THE 2 CONC OTHER FACING EACH OTHER TILL THEY MET IN THE MIDDLE. THEY TALKED AND 2 CONC ENJOYED EACH OTHER'S COMPANY WHILE THEY WORKED. WHEN THEY WERE DONE FOR 2 CONC THE DAY, THEY WOULD PULL IT UP AND TIE IT OUT OF THE WALK WAY. GRANDMA 2 CONC USE TO "CARD" THE COTTON. THE CARD IS A WOODEN BORAD WITH A BUNCH OF THIN 2 CONC NAILS THAT LOOKED LIKE NEEDLES. SHE WOULD TAKE THE COTTON AND THE CARDING 2 CONC TOOLS AND RUN THE COTTON BACK AND FORTH OVER AND OVER TILL THEY HAD 2 CONC GOTTEN ALL THE SEEDS, SHELLS AND BOWLS OUT, (THE BOWLS WERE WHAT THE 2 CONC COTTON GREW OUT OF, ON THE BUSH). THEN THE COTTON WAS LAYED FLAT ON THE 2 CONC LINING OF THE QUILT. THEN THEY WOULD PUT THE TOP OF THE QUILT ON TOP OF 2 CONC THAT. THEY PINED THE WHOLE THING TIGHTLY TOGETHER AND THEN SEWED AT ALL 2 CONC DOWN. THAT'S HOW THEY MADE THEM. 2 CONT 2 CONT IT WAS A HOT SUMMER DAY IN THE MONTH OF JULY, IN THE YEAR 1931. I (MARY) 2 CONC WAS 8 YEARS OLD. GRANDMA WAS LIVING WITH OUR FAMILY. MY JOB WAS TO WATCH 2 CONC OVER GRANDMA WHILE MAMA AND DADDY WORKED THE FARM. GRANDMA HAD GONE DOWN 2 CONC INTO THE CELLAR TO KEEP COOL WITH A BOOK TO READ. DADDY HAD PUT A BED AND 2 CONC CHAIR DOWN THERE FOR HER COMFORT. MAMA ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD BE OK IF I 2 CONC (MARY) COULD WORK OUT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN ON THIS DAY WITH HER. SHE 2 CONC SAID SHE WOULD BE JUST FINE. FOR SEVERAL DAYS GRANDMA HAD BEEN ASKING 2 CONC MAMA IF SHE COULD GO PICK BERRY'S. MAMA TOLD HER "NO" THAT IT WAS JUST TO 2 CONC HOT FOR HER TO BE OUT IN THAT HEAT. AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OF WORK, I HAD 2 CONC GONE TO THE WELL FOR SOME WATER FOR US ALL. I HAD TAKEN SOME DOWN TO THE 2 CONC CELLAR FOR GRANDMA BUT SHE WAS GONE. I RAN UP TO THE HOUSE AND LOOKED ALL 2 CONC AROUND, THEN OUT TO THE BARN, THEN OUT TO THE OUT-HOUSE, BUT NO GRANDMA! 2 CONC I GOT REAL SCARED, I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE SHE HAD GOTTEN THRISTY AND WENT 2 CONC TO GET WATER FROM THE WELL AND FELL IN. I RAN TO GET MAMA, WE WENT TO THE 2 CONC WELL AND LOOKED DOWN BUT IT WAS TO DARK AND DEEP TO SEE ANYTHING. MAMA 2 CONC SAID, "LOOK AND SEE IF HER BERRY BUCKET IS ON THE FRONT PORCH". MAMA KNEW 2 CONC WHERE SHE WAS WHEN THE BUCKET WASN'T THERE. WE ALL TOOK OFF RUNNING DOWN 2 CONC TO THE MIAN ROAD AND DOWN AWAYS TO THE WHERE THE BERRY BUSHES WERE. SURE 2 CONC ENOUGH THERE WAS GRANDMA DOWN ON THE DIRT GROUND HALF WAY INTO THE BERRY 2 CONC BUSHES. WE COULDN'T PICK HER UP TO GET HER BACK TO THE HOUSE. SO MAMA HAD 2 CONC ME RUN UP TO THE MAILBOX AND WAIT FOR THE MAIL CARRIER. IT WAS NEAR TIME 2 CONC FOR HIS ARRIVAL. THANK GOODNESS HE WAS ON TIME. MR. LESTER (THE MAILMAN) 2 CONC LISTENED TO MY STORY, THEN HE WALKED DOWN WITH ME TO WHERE THEY WERE AT. 2 CONC HE HELPED US TO CARRY GRANDMA AND TO GET HER INTO THE MAIL CAR, THEN TOOK 2 CONC HER UP TO THE HOUSE. WHILE MAMA WAS CLEANING HER UP AND PATCHED HER ARMS 2 CONC FROM WHERE THE BERRY VINES HAD CUT HER. MR. LESTER DROVE OUT TO TOWN 2 CONC (SPIRO) TO GET DADDY. HE BROUGHT HIM HOME THEN HE WENT BACK OUT TO GET 2 CONC THE DOCTOR. DOCTOR GILLIAM WENT STRAIGHT OUT TO THE HOUSE. FLOSSIE AND I 2 CONC STAYED OUT SIDE WHILE THE DOCTOR TENDED TO GRANDMA. SHE HAD SUFFERED A 2 CONC HEAT STROKE. SHE WAS UNABLE TO WALK AFTER THAT. SHE HAD PROBLEMS TALKING 2 CONC CLEARLY ALSO. DADDY (JOHN ALVIN) PICKED GRANDMA UP AND CARRIED HER AROUND 2 CONC AND DOWN TO THE STORM CELLAR WHEN NEEDED. THEY GOT ALONG GREAT TOGETHER. 2 CONC THEY HAD JOKED AROUND AND CUT UP BEFORE HER STROKE, THEY BOTH HAD VERY 2 CONC GOOD SIENCE OF HUMORS. 2 CONT 2 CONT SHE PASSED AWAY THAT FOLLOWING DECEMBER 1931. SHE DIED AT HOME. IT HAD 2 CONC RAINED FOR SEVERAL DAYS, THEY WERE UNABLE TO BURIE HER BODY, SO SHE 2 CONC STAYED IN THE HOUSE IN HER CASKET TILL THE RAIN STOPPED. SHE WAS TO BE 2 CONC BURIED NEXT OT HER HUSBAND HEZAKIAH MASON, BUT THE ROADS WERE ALL WAHSED 2 CONC OUT, SO SHE WAS BURIED CLOSER TO HOME. SHE IS IN THE SAME CEMETERY "NEW 2 CONC HOPE" IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA, AS LENA AND JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN. 2 CONT 2 CONT LATER IN LIFE MR. LESTER THE MAIL CARRIER, HIS DAUGHTER PAULINE MARRIED 2 CONC MY BROTHER GLEN ALVIN PARTAIN. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Household Record 1880 United States Census - Search results; 2 CONC --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household: 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT 2 CONT Rachel HUPP-Self-Wife-Female-White-age 63-KY-Keeps House-KY-KY 2 CONT Enoch A. HUPP-Son-Single-Male-White-age 21-MO-Farming-KY-KY 2 CONT Mary HEADRICK-Daughter-Single-Female-White-age 22-MO-MO-KY 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elm, Putnam, Missouri 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254711 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0711 2 CONT Page Number 462C 1 CHAN 2 DATE 14 JUL 2005 3 TIME 09:37:02 0 @I596@ INDI 1 NAME GEORGE WASHINGTON /HEDRICK/ 2 NICK "LOUIS" 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 29 JUN 1815 2 PLAC MISSOURI 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1858 1 FAMS @F209@ 1 NOTE DURNING THE GOLD RUSH 3 TO 4 WAGON TRAINS LOADED WITH MEN DROVE 2 CONC THROUGH, TOOK THEM ABOUT 6 MONTHS. MANY MEN DIED ALONG THE WAY. LOUIS WAS 2 CONC ONE OF THEM THAT DIED WHILE TRAVELING WITH THE WAGON TRAIN TO CALIFORNIA. 2 CONC HIS WIFE RACHEL AND CHILDREN STAYED BEHIND IN THEIR HOME IN SHIBLEYS 2 CONC POINT, MO. SHE LATER REMARRIED TO A. L. HUPP. GEORGE "LOUIS" AND RACHEL 2 CONC HAD THREE CHILDREN: MARY FRANCIS, LOUISA ELIZABETH AND MARGARET MARINDATH 2 CONC HEDRICK. 2 CONT MY AUNT FLOSSIE PARTAIN EVANS (DAUGHTER OF JOHN ALVIN PARTAIN) GAVE ME 2 CONC STORIES THAT HAVE BEEN HAD WRITTEN BY MARGARET MARINDATH HEDRICKS 2 CONC DAUGHTER, NELLIE JOHNSON-LEMON) SHE TELLS STORIES ABOUT HER FAMILY, WHICH 2 CONC I (NANCY PARRY) WILL PUT IN UNDER HER GRANDFATHER, SO THEY WILL PRINT OUT 2 CONC ON EVERY ONE'S BOOK. IF YOU WANT MORE OF THESE STORIES, SEE ONE OF THE 2 CONC EVAN'S THEY WILL HAVE A COPY. (THESE ARE HER WORDS). 2 CONT I WAS A VERY SENSITIVE CHILD AND THE SAME AS I GREW OLDER. MY FEELINGS 2 CONC GOT HURT EASY AND CRIED OVER EVERYTHING. I HAD THIS DREAM ABOUT MY FATHER 2 CONC (DADE JOHNSON) ONE NIGHT. THAT SOMEONE HAD PUT MY PAPA'S HEAD ON TOP OF 2 CONC OUR CLOTHESLINE POLE AND WAS POUNDING IT WITH A BUTTER PADDLE. FOR MOTHS 2 CONC I WAS SURE THAT HAD REALLY HAPPENED. 2 CONT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOU GO WITH ME TO THE FIRST HOME I REMEMBER, THE 2 CONC OLD FARM. IT WAS AN OLD-FASHIONED "T" HOUSE WITH A BIG UPSTAIRS, TWO 2 CONC FRONT GABLED WINDOWS AND A BIG FRONT PORCH. HOW MUCH FUN I HAD PLAYING ON 2 CONC THE PORCH. I HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH WHERE I HAVE MY DOLL CARRIAGE OUT THERE. 2 CONC WE HAD AN ICE HOUSE, BARN, SHEEPSHED, GOOSE HOUSE AND OF COURSE HOG PENS 2 CONC AND ALL THAT GOES WITH A FAR. THE GOOSE HOUSE WAS REAL NICE, A LOG HOUSE 2 CONC WITH A PARTITION IN IT. I CLEANED OUT PART OF IT AND USED IT FOR A 2 CONC PLAYHOUSE. I THINK THE ROOD WAS COVERED WITH CANE OR FODDER OF SOME KIND. 2 CONC I HAD A PET CROW BUT IT WAS SO NOISY I FINALLY TURNED IT LOOSE. 2 CONT MY AUNT MARY FRANCIS HEDRICK-WATSON AND MY MOTHER MARGARET WERE VERY 2 CONC CLOSE AND THEY SENT A LOT OF TIME AT EACH OTHER'S HOMES. THIS ONE DAY MY 2 CONC AUNT MARY WAS OVER AND THEY WERE ALL OUT BUTCHERING HOGS. MY MAMA SENT MY 2 CONC SISTER DAISY ACROSS THE FIELD TO TAKE THEM A BIG KNIFE. DAISEY HAD OTHER 2 CONC THINGS TO CARRY AND SHE LOST THE KNIFE. OF XOURSE MAMA WOULD SCOLD HER 2 CONC WHEN SHE THOUGHT OF IT AND WHEN SHE DIDN'T I WOULD SAY, "SHAME ON DAISY, 2 CONC LOST THE BUTCHER KNIFE," WHICH WOULD BRING IT UP FRESH AGAIN. (MOST OF 2 CONC THESE STORIES I WILL NOT PUT IN, BUT SHE WAS ALWAYS GETTING HER SIBLINGS 2 CONC IN TROUBLE. BUT THEN AGAIN THEY WERE ALWAYS TEASING AND SCARING HER TO 2 CONC MAKE HER TATTLE). 2 CONT MY PAPA WAS MY IDEAL. HE NEVER WHIPPED ME AND I CAN'T REMEMBER THAT HE 2 CONC EVER SCOLDED ME SO HE WAS PRETTY SPECIAL. ONE DAY WHEN I WAS ABOUT FIVE 2 CONC YEARS OLD A LADY CAME BY SELLING PICTURES. ONE WAS A BIG ROOSTER. SHE 2 CONC SAID, "IS THIS YOUR PPA?' HOW MAD I WAS! THE IDEA OF HER THINKING MY PAPA 2 CONC LOOKED LIKE THAT WAS MORE THAN I COULD TAKE. MY FATHER WORE A MUSTACHE 2 CONC AND BEARD. I ASKED SOMEONE WHY HE HAD THEM. THEY SAID HE WAS JUST SO UGLY 2 CONC HE HAD TO. THEY'LL NEVER KNWO HOW THAT HURT ME. ONCE HE HAD HIS PICTURE 2 CONC TAKEN AT STAHL ON HIS STORE PORCH UPSTAIRS. THERE WERE NO DOORS AND THE 2 CONC WINDOWS WERE CLOSED AS THE PICTURE SHOWED. I JUST COULDN'T FIGURE HOW HE 2 CONC GOT UP THERE--NO LADDER TOBE SEEN. I ASKED SOMEONE AND THEY SAID,"OH, 2 CONC THEY KICKED HIM THROUGH THE WINDOW." I THOUGHT , POOR PAPA. 2 CONT IN THOSE DAYS THE ROADS WERE SO MUDDY AND THE CLAY SO STICKY FOR SO 2 CONC LONG AFTER A RAIN. IF THE OLD-TIMERS OF THOSE YEARS COULD COME BACK AND 2 CONC SEE OUR HIGHWAYS IT WOULD BE HARD FOR THEM TO BELIEVE. WHEN I WAS QUITE 2 CONC SMALL MY MAMA'S HALF-BROTHER UNCLE ENOCH BURNS PASSED AWAY IN STERLING, 2 CONC KANASAS. THE BODY WAS BROUGHT BY WAGON FROM UNIONVILLE TO HARTFORD FOR 2 CONC BURIAL. ALTHOUGH IT WASN'T VERY FAR THE ROADS WERE SO MUDDY AND THEY WERE 2 CONC SO LONG ON THE ROAD THAT NIGHT CAME AND THE BODY WAS KEPT AT A FARM HOME 2 CONC FOR THE NIGHT. 2 CONT I USED TO GO AND STAY A WEEK AT A TIME WITH MY AUNT LOUISA. THEIR HOME 2 CONC WAS SO DEAR. EVERY NIGHT THEY HAD RELIGIOUS SERVICES, TAKING TURNS 2 CONC READING THE SCRIPTURE LESSON AND SAYING THE PRAYER. THEY SANG SO MUCH AND 2 CONC HAD SEVERAL SONG BOOKS COVERED WITH OIL CLOTH. ONE SONG IN PARTICULAR I 2 CONC REMEMBER WAS "WAY OVER IN THE PROMISED LAND". SOMETIMES WE ATTENDED 2 CONC CHURCH AT THE BRADSHAW SCHOOL HOUSE. AUNT MAY WATSON'S FOLKS CAME BY IN 2 CONC THE WAGON WITH GRANDMA HUPP SITTING ON A CANE BOTTOMED CHAIR. 2 CONT PAPA LATER ON SOLD THIS STORE THEN PUT IN ANOTHER STORE WITH WALL 2 CONC PAPER, PAINTS, A SODA FOUNTAIN AND ICE CREAM. IT WAS DURNING PROHIBITION 2 CONC AND HE NAMED IT THE "COLD WATER DRUG STORE". IT COST US A LOT OF WORK FOR 2 CONC THE MINUTE THEY CAME INTO THE STORE THEY WENT TO WHERE WE KEPT THE COLD 2 CONC WATER. HE HAD HIS LETTERHEADS PRINTED "IF I GET LOST TAKE ME BACK TO 2 CONC UNCLE DADE'S, LEMONVILLE, MISSOURI. IT BECAME FAMOUS ALL OVER. EVEN THE 2 CONC DRUG COMPANIES HAD A CONTEST FOR THE BEST RHYME ABOUT UNCLE DADE'S COLD 2 CONC WATER DRUG STORE. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT GEORGE WASHINGTON HEDRICK AND RACHEL BALLA BURNS HAD THE FOLLOWING 2 CONC CHILDREN: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) MARY FRANCIS HEDRICK BORN 21 SEPTEMBER 1853 IN HARTFORD PUTMAN COUNTY, 2 CONC MISSOURI. SHE MARRIED ON 2 FEBRUARY 1881 TO HEZAKIAH MASON WATSON. MARY 2 CONC DIED ON 19 DECEMBER 1931 IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA. SHE IS BURIED IN NEW HOPE 2 CONC CEMETRY IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA. 2 CONT 2 CONT 2) MARGARET MARINDATH HEDRICK BORN 1855 AND DIED 25 APRIL 1933 IN SPIRO, 2 CONC LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, SHE MARRIED A MAN BY THE NAME OF DADE JOHNSON. 2 CONT 2 CONT 3) LOUISA ELIZABETH HEDRICK BORN 13 JULY 1843 IN NEOACSHA. KANSAS, 2 CONC MARRIED TO SILAS WILSON HAYNES ON 27 MARYCH 1864 IN HARTFORD PUTMAN 2 CONC COUNTY, MISSOURI. LOUISA DIED ON 19 MARCH 1936 IN NEOACSHA, KANSAS. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 19 JUL 2005 3 TIME 22:39:34 0 @I597@ INDI 1 NAME RACHEL BALLA /BURNS/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 29 JUN 1815 2 PLAC KENTUCKY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1858 2 PLAC MISSOURI 1 DEAT 2 DATE 29 DEC 1904 2 PLAC SHIBLEYS POINT,MO. 1 FAMS @F209@ 1 FAMC @F210@ 1 NOTE LOUIS DIED WHILE TRAVELING WITH WAGON TRAIN TO CALIFORNIA. HIS WIFE 2 CONC RACHEL AND CHILDREN STAYED BEHIND IN THEIR HOME IN SHIBLEYS POINT, MO. 2 CONC SHE LATER REMARRIED TO A. L. HUPP. 2 CONT RACHEL WOULD GO TO VISIT AND STAYED AWILE WITH HER CHILDREN AFTER SHE 2 CONC MARRIED HUPP. SHE SMOKED A PIPE AND HER GRAND-DAUGHTER NELLIE JOHNSON 2 CONC PESTERED HER CONSTANTLY TO SEE IF SHE DIDN'T WANT TO SMOKE SO SHE COULD 2 CONC LIGHT HER PIPE. 2 CONT NELLIE TELLS A STORY ABOUT HER GRANDMOTHER RACHEL HUPP, THAT SHE WORE 2 CONC FOR UNDDIES, AN OPEN "SHIMMY". SHE WAS QUITE STIFF WITH RHEUMATISM. 2 CONC BEFORE BEDTIME SHE WOULD GO OUTSIDE AND NEVER DID I FAIL TO ASK, 2 CONC "GRANDMA, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?" SHE WOULD SAY JUST TO LOOK AROUND. I 2 CONC WATCHED AND SHE NEVER SAT DOWN ONCE. I THOUGHT IF GRANDMA COULD GO POTTY 2 CONC STANDING UP I COULD, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT RIGHT FOR ME. 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household:----NOT SURE IF THIS IS 2 CONC THEM--BIRTH DATES ARE OFF! 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT 2 CONT Rachel HUPP-Self-Widow-Female-White-age 63-KY-Keeps House-KY-KY-1817 2 CONT Enoch A. HUPP-Son-Single-Male-White-age 21-MO-Farming-KY-KY-1859 2 CONT Mary HEADRICK-Dau-Single-Female-White-age 22-MO-MO-KY-1858 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Elm, Putnam, Missouri 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254711 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0711 2 CONT Page Number 462C 1 CHAN 2 DATE 12 JUL 2005 3 TIME 16:37:58 0 @I598@ INDI 1 NAME ROBERT P. /BURNS/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 20 OCT 1792 2 PLAC MARYLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1813 OR 1814 2 PLAC KENTUCKY 1 DEAT 2 DATE 9 JUN 1879 2 PLAC SHIBLEYS POINT,MO. 1 FAMS @F210@ 1 NOTE THIS INFORMATION CAME FROM "THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY 2 CONC SAINTS". 2 CONT FILM OR FICHE NUMBER 1000372 Film/fiche search results Index to 2 CONC births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics. 1 2 CONC title matching the film number. 2 CONT BATCH #754001-SOURCE CALL #1000372. 2 CONT Topic 2 CONT New Hampshire - Vital records - Indexes 2 CONT Titles 2 CONT Bride's index, 1640-1900 / New Hampshire. Division of Vital Statistics, 2 CONC Card file index to publishments of marriage intention prior to 1900 / New 2 CONC Hampshire Historical Society Index to births, early to 1900 / New 2 CONC Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics 2 CONT Index to deaths, early to 1900 / New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital 2 CONC Statistics 2 CONT © 2002 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. 2 CONT IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 2 CONT North America Search Results Event(s): 2 CONT Birth: 12 DEC 1792 Nottingham West Twp, Hillsboro, New Hampshire 2 CONT Source Information: 2 CONT Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: 2 CONT 7540011 1000372 Film NONE 2 CONT Sheet: 00 ----------------------- 2 CONC ---------------------------------------------- 2 CONT © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 26 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT This is a copy of a manuscript which was compiled by: Jacob Ernest Burns, 2 CONC (Nancy Parry has re-typed it as written-these are not my stories, some of 2 CONC them were very hard to follow and I couldn't make heads or tails out of 2 CONC due to typing on his part. I did not add these. This was sent to me from 2 CONC my Aunt Flossie Partain-Evans, which she received it from another family 2 CONC member that it had been passed down to). It contains many typos and 2 CONC errors but has some good information and is good reading. Jacob Ernest 2 CONC Burns has a hand-written later that reads: At last! There were some 2 CONC mistakes I have tried to correct, you will see that every other page is 2 CONC blank so each of you can correct or add to just as they wish. I hope you 2 CONC will not be disappointed. It is a task off my hands and mind. Best of 2 CONC luck and happiness. J. E. Burns. J. E. Burns in Hannibal, Mo, incidental 2 CONC notes, has written this History on Robert P. Burns and Louisa Balla-Burns 2 CONC with. On July 1845. He was hoping by passing this on that some day it 2 CONC would be published into a book. 2 CONT 2 CONT Robert P. Burns, 2 CONT He was a native of North Ireland. I understand his given name was 2 CONC Robert which may indicate he was of Scotch descent but the fact he was 2 CONC Catholic is better proof, for North Ireland. He immigrated to America 2 CONC before the Revolutionary War and settled in Maryland, which was sanctuary 2 CONC for immigrant Catholics. 2 CONT When the Mexican War broke out Robert Burns was commissioned a Caption 2 CONC but the war closed before his company reached the boarder. He ran a 2 CONC blacksmith shop in New London for some time and later moved to a farm 2 CONC near Salt River. Robert was very much Irish, but he did not speak broken. 2 CONC He had to make horse shoe nails from small bars bought for that purpose. 2 CONC After making the nails he would bend each one around the point of the 2 CONC horn of the anvil, then when they cooled he would straighten them out. 2 CONC When asked why he bent the nails his answer was almost invariably being, 2 CONC "To keep the chickens and ducks from swallowing them". The real reason of 2 CONC course was to test the metal to be sure there were no slivers or flaws. 2 CONC The burns family were all of medium size height and weight, no one was 2 CONC extremely short or tall, thin or fat. The entire Burns family had eyes 2 CONC the shade of blue, none were real brunettes, and (I take it that they 2 CONC were blonde). 2 CONT Robert was born in Maryland on October 20, 1792. When he was very 2 CONC small the family moved to Virginia, locating in Loudun County, not far 2 CONC from Alexandria. His father, who was a farmer, died when Robert was but a 2 CONC lad. He remembered of the Priest being there and of the candles burning. 2 CONC I understand he made his home with some of the relatives when he was 2 CONC fifteen years old (1807) he came to Kentucky with his brother, Nicholas. 2 CONC They located near Shaprsburg, Bath County, (then Montgomery County), and 2 CONC engaged in overland freighting from Ohio River points to the interior on 2 CONC the licking River section. 2 CONT There is record of Burns living in Montgomery County and of Ballas 2 CONC living in Botetourt County (but one county between) in southwestern 2 CONC Virginia at the same (time) date. There is record of John Balla in 2 CONC Botetourt County who was a Revolutionary War soldier, April 8, 1779 to 2 CONC May 11, 1780. Also, a John Balla who was a Justices of the Peace in the 2 CONC same county in 1791, Evidently the same person. I find the names of 2 CONC Balla, Bally, Balarr and Ballar in Virginia records. 2 CONT The tax book of Bath County, Kentucky for the year 1816 shows: Robert 2 CONC Burns with 3 horses. Dennis Burns, 72 across on Flat Creek, which had 2 CONC been originally entered, surveyed and patented in the name of George 2 CONC Balla (from whom Burns no doubt bought it). Mary Balla 190? Across on 2 CONC Flat Creek, which had been originally entered, surveyed and patented in 2 CONC the name of George Balla (Mary must have been his widow). 2 CONT Bath County formed from Montgomery County in 1811. Montgomery from 2 CONC Clark County in 1796 Clark County was formed in 1792. 2 CONT His family moved to Kentucky when he was a boy and he married there in 2 CONC the year of 1813 or 1814 to Lousisa Balla. Later they moved to Shuteye 2 CONC Creek, Missouri in 1820, and Rally County. (Later I will tell you the 2 CONC story how the town got it's name "Shuteye Creek"). Robert was registered 2 CONC as a voter on the poll-books for the first state election in August of 2 CONC 1822. They traveled by groups in wagon train and then spread out 2 CONC selecting the spot of land in the wide-open space that suited them. 2 CONC Robert choice this one spot, it was perfect for his family, It was near 2 CONC Shibley's point, where his brother Enoch settled about 8-10 miles away 2 CONC from them. Shuteye Creek from where it empties into Charitan River, just 2 CONC north of where Ninevah was. Some of them built fences around their land. 2 CONC Very few farmers were on the ridges and they usually were alone. The 2 CONC settlements on the Spring Creek, South of Shuteye and on Brush Creek and 2 CONC Blackbird, north were much the same. 2 CONT Robert picked his spot of land that would be most suitable for him and 2 CONC his family to farm. They dug a well for their fresh water. Streams and 2 CONC water with waterfalls flowed near by. Both spring water was easy to get 2 CONC to and fresh water streams where there was plentiful fish to go around. 2 CONC The men hunted the wild animals, which Lousisa cooked up. The land was 2 CONC plentiful and animals were wild all around them. There were deer, turkey, 2 CONC bears, pheasants, quail, wild or passenger pigeons, opossum's and prairie 2 CONC chickens. Plums grew all over. The crabapple was utilized, as were 2 CONC persimmon, paw-paw and wild grapes. There were red and black haw (? Not 2 CONC sure what that is). Blackberries and gooseberries were plentiful. The 2 CONC shellbark hickory-nut, black walnut, butternut and hazelnut could be 2 CONC stored in bushels that grew wild. They used dozen kinds of roots, herbs 2 CONC and barks for seasoning and medicine. A great variety of grain and 2 CONC vegetables were raised on the good rich land. They made there own supply 2 CONC of molasses and maple syrup; wild bees with stores of wild honey were 2 CONC plentiful. 2 CONT They built a two-room log house with a fireplace. A frame room was 2 CONC added to one end to extend the living size later. The cabin was built 2 CONC without nails. The logs were put in place and notched at the corners, to 2 CONC make them lay firm and fuse together. Wedging in bits of spilt timber 2 CONC filled in the spaces between the logs. Then they plastered the outside 2 CONC and in with mud made clay. The roof was of clapboard riveted made out of 2 CONC large trees, usually 2 to 3 feet long about ½ inch thick and 6 to 8 2 CONC inches wide. Laid on log girders then weighted down with logs laid on top 2 CONC of them. The fireplace was built in at one end as the house made of 2 CONC halves of logs about the same size as those as used in the wall. This 2 CONC space was about 2 or 3 feet deep by 5 to 7 feet wide. Inside of this rock 2 CONC was walled up and mortared with clay mud. Then on top of this outside of 2 CONC the house wall, was built a chimney. It was built above the fireplace by 2 CONC using gradually shorter pieces until the main top part would be only 2 CONC about 16 to 18 inches one way and 24 to 30 inches the other way. Then all 2 CONC were plastered with mud clay. It was surprising how long a wooden 2 CONC fireplace and chimney could be used without damage of catching on fire. 2 CONC It frequently had to be "re-dubbed" as it was called. The floor of the 2 CONC cabin was made of puncheon. These were broad boards made by splitting 2 CONC large tree trunks into pieces 2 to 4 inches thick and hune (tool) on one 2 CONC side with a broadax then laid down on the house sleepers. Which were logs 2 CONC reaching from one side of the house to the other side, As to make all lay 2 CONC smooth on the topside. The doors were made of wood, with a latch string 2 CONC that hung out to open and close it with, the door was fastened from the 2 CONC outside entrance of the house. This was used to extend a welcome 2 CONC invitation. By pulling the string inside, the door was fastened from the 2 CONC outside entrance. The windows were a hole made by cutting a portion of a 2 CONC wall or log for a space of 3 or 4 feet. They used animal skin or leather 2 CONC to cover the windows, but during the winter months the windows were 2 CONC covered with wood to keep the cold out. 2 CONT On the south door of the living room was a noon mark. By taking a 2 CONC mariner's compass on a sunshiny day and watching the shadow of the door 2 CONC jam on one side of the door, then when the shadow fell directly north, 2 CONC make a slight saw out or other permanent mark at the edge of the shadow 2 CONC on the door sill. This would tell us it was 12 noon and we would set our 2 CONC clock by it. We had a Dutch oven that we used for cooking. 2 CONT Schooling and education was something very strong in their household. 2 CONC Reading, writing and ciphering were their main subjects, Robert was 2 CONC always called upon for assistance by others less fortunate. One winter he 2 CONC employed a tutor to come to his home and teach his family during the cold 2 CONC months. They used one room for study and class work. He boarded the man 2 CONC and gave him a horse that was valued at about $100.00. 2 CONT Robert had several strands of wild bees lined up along the yard fence. 2 CONC Wild bees do not wait for you to get in their way to sting you, they hunt 2 CONC you up. They seem to attack you in gangster gangs. There were English 2 CONC smartweeds that had grown up around in the neighborhood of these bees. 2 CONC They had grown 3 to 4 feet high and had long red tassels like blossoms. 2 CONC Some call them turkey snout flowers. If you went out to pick those 2 CONC flowers you better do it fast and run or you're the bees target. 2 CONT In his later years Robert suffered from rheumatism for years and he 2 CONC walked with crutches. He wore his hair and beard both somewhat long and 2 CONC they were snow-white. He did not have a real heavy beard. He was fair 2 CONC complicated and had perfect blue eyes. Eventually he had become a 2 CONC specimen of that perfect rugged and active pioneer-manhood. He was not a 2 CONC man to get ruffled, his laughter was real and he joked a lot, a wonderful 2 CONC man. Lavishes friendship and plenty to exercise that freedom. In short, 2 CONC he lived and let lived. He made no suggestions, and took none. He was a 2 CONC blacksmith and a landowner to the very last. He was frugal, charitable 2 CONC and always interested in school. He took no part in reckless financial 2 CONC projects or stormy polities but always exercised his right of franchise. 2 CONC He was not disliked by anyone. His belief was "All men are born free and 2 CONC equal", and believed all fellowmen had a freedom of his own. 2 CONT A log cabin school house was built near their home it was called 2 CONC "Round Top School House", the top was not round but slopped up to at the 2 CONC sides from all four corners. Near both the school and our house was a 2 CONC big tree, Robert called it the "Old Eagle Tree" and liked to show it off 2 CONC to all the grandkids. I t was tall and stood very straight, it was a 2 CONC cottonwood tree. Eagles had nested and lived high up in its branches. 2 CONT This is the story on how the town "Shuteye Creek" got it's name: The 2 CONC county has plenty hornets, wasps, yellow-jackets and wild bees. 2 CONC Individuals traveled through on horseback. Two men were passing through 2 CONC when one got stung on the face by a wasp. By the time they reached this 2 CONC creek his eye were swollen shut, they stopped to let their horses drink 2 CONC and dubbed the stream, Shuteye Creek! 2 CONT Robert had two tracts of land. One where he first settled, he 2 CONC purchased from a Mr. True, I think. Then later was where he lived and 2 CONC continued to live excepting for a short time when he and Louisa made 2 CONC their home with Uncle Joe. Here is where he died. This was on the place 2 CONC where he first settled. The first tracts were only a short distance 2 CONC apart. They were called "Track housing". 2 CONT A Mr. White and his sons built a saw and gristmill at Shibleys Point 2 CONC sometime before the Civil War, which they also developed into the first, 2 CONC flowering (flouring) mill for long distances around. Settlers came for 2 CONC two or three days drive and camped all around while waiting for their 2 CONC grist to be ground. Most of the shafts, both horizontal and vertical, 8 2 CONC to 10 inches in diameter and power wheels were made of wood. One vertical 2 CONC shaft reached form the first floor to the third floor of the three-story 2 CONC building. There was a long hog house where they kept hogs fattening on 2 CONC the by-products of the mill. There was also a carding machine in 2 CONC operation at this point. 2 CONT Troublesome Indians along the Mississippi as far north as Ralls county 2 CONC and along the Missouri for some distance had been pushed back before the 2 CONC Blackhawk war in 1832. This was about the time of the first permanent 2 CONC settlement anywhere near the Iowa State line and as Far West as the 2 CONC Chariton River. After the Shuteye settlement was started Indians from the 2 CONC north came to and near the settlement on their annual fall hunts. They 2 CONC frequently used the same camping ground each year. One such camp site was 2 CONC down the creek a mile or so from Robert's son Enoc's claim and up the 2 CONC creek from Robert's that far or nearly so. The creek runs near the 2 CONC highland, on the south and at this place and on this slope of ridge, the 2 CONC camp was located. These particular Indians used a kind of matting of 2 CONC sattail flags to cover wigwams of temporary structure. I do not know from 2 CONC what tribe they were. The Blackhawk war had disturbed and scattered 2 CONC various Indian settlements so that many were not more than roving bands 2 CONC drifting to new locations. The Iowa's are a part of the Dakota's 2 CONC Federation, which are now in Kansas and Oklahoma. The Sax and Fox 2 CONC scattered and are now in Iowa and Kansas and Oklahoma. So these Indians 2 CONC must have been from their source. They would allow settlers to come into 2 CONC their camp and ask favors of the settlers. A small band camped near 2 CONC Robert's for a day or so. One of the squaws came to the house and after 2 CONC considerable mumbling and sign making enabled Louisa to understand that 2 CONC she wanted salt. The squaw never brought anything to carry the salt back 2 CONC in. Indians never borrow or loan. The just ask for what they want and 2 CONC give, when ask to return. Louisa knew that to give her a cup of pan would 2 CONC mean "All Gift", so she gathered up one corner of the squaw's apron, such 2 CONC as it might be called and placed the salt in it and bringing the side all 2 CONC up around and tied the apron closed. This squaw had not been gone long 2 CONC when two or three other squaw's came to the house holding out a corner of 2 CONC their aprons, without mumbling anything. That was sufficient. She gave 2 CONC them salt in the same manner and all went well. 2 CONT Another day on the farm, some Indians on a hunt crippled a deer near 2 CONC by at the creek. Their hounds were pursuing it. The deer had run into a 2 CONC water hole in the creek. Deer do this for protection. They tried and 2 CONC tried to get their dogs to swim in and force the deer out but to no 2 CONC avail. A crippled deer or one hemmed up was dangerous. The Indians 2 CONC finally came to the house and asked Robert if he would bring his dogs 2 CONC down and try to get the deer out. He was busy and his dogs would not 2 CONC follow a stranger. So, Robert said, "Johnny (that was one of his son's) 2 CONC can take them". Away they went. Robert knew his dogs too and it seemed 2 CONC that the chance for a catch was slim. Johnny's little "Fiste" was not 2 CONC among the other dogs when he took them to the creek but when he heard the 2 CONC commission he came bouncing down with all speed and into the water he 2 CONC went. Being little and quick he soon had the deer out on land and of 2 CONC course the big pack of dogs ready to subdue it. The Indians were so 2 CONC elated over the feat of the "Fiste" dog; they wanted to trade one of 2 CONC their dogs for him. Johnny would not trade so they offered two. Still he 2 CONC refused. Then they offered to buy him but he could not be persuaded to 2 CONC part with such a valuable dog, even if he was only a "fiste"(not sure 2 CONC what that means). 2 CONT Fort Matson 2 CONT In connection with this, Old Fort Matson, is in Adair county Indian 2 CONC historical item worthy of note. It has nothing in common with the Shuteye 2 CONC settlement excepting that Enoch (Robert's son) knew Captain Dick Matson 2 CONC and a few of the men of his company who built the fort in 1832. Captain 2 CONC Matson lived in Ralls County and was prominent in its early history. His 2 CONC company was made up of Ralls county settlers and adjoining territory. 2 CONC During the Sac and Fox Indians uprising which resulted in the Blackhawk 2 CONC War. Captain Matson and his company were ordered to the head waters of 2 CONC Salt River to build a fort and repel any Indian invasion of the frontier 2 CONC in that territory. The location of the fort is on Salt River. A deep 2 CONC trench was dug enclosing a rectangular space, as best I can remember, 2 CONC about 75 by 100 feet logs were cut out and set on end, close together in 2 CONC the trench, then dirt packed around them. They stood several feet above 2 CONC the ground. The stockade was built for protection against arrows and 2 CONC rifle balls. In 1877 when I knew the place, about 45 years after it was 2 CONC built, the logs were all gone. I understand they were used by the 2 CONC settlers for building logs, rail timber and wood, although the trench 2 CONC could be plainly traced all the way around. The fort was near the edge of 2 CONC the bluff. Bluegrass had covered the fort space and a short distance on 2 CONC the other three sides then bushes and trees stood thick all around. A 2 CONC by-road or path led to it along the ridge from the northeast charcoal 2 CONC made by cutting down large trees in a circle. The old tree trunks and 2 CONC limbs could be well seen. Down by the river they're appeared to be an old 2 CONC well that had been dug and walled up with split logs. Enoch (Robert's 2 CONC son) told this incident. When this company broke camp the men he knew was 2 CONC given two skillets to tote. Skillets as all other iron was made in those 2 CONC days were plenty large and heavy. So just when they were ready to start 2 CONC this man ran over to the ridge and threw one skillet as far as he could. 2 CONC Fifty percent off helped a lot. The company had not encountered the 2 CONC redskins. 2 CONT From very disconnected facts and bits of history, I learned that 2 CONC General Miller, on being appraised of the Sac and Fox uprising, ordered 2 CONC General Gentery (for which Gentery County was named). Then stationed at 2 CONC Jefferson barracks to go to Howard County and enlist a force of 1000 2 CONC volunteers from the counties north of Missouri to Salt River, which 2 CONC included Ralls County. Captain Matson was in charge of the Ralls county 2 CONC company. Gentry was instructed to go up to the Mississippi to the Des 2 CONC Mains River, then proceeded over land to the Chariton River and to look 2 CONC out for aggressor Indians and to build defenses. Evidently Captain Matson 2 CONC if he were with this contingent, was given the task of creating this 2 CONC fort. It is more plausible to me that Captain Matson was ordered to 2 CONC follow the course of Salt River to its source. Then build a fort, than to 2 CONC think anyone could have traveled over land from the Mississippi and 2 CONC identify Salt River from the any of the many small rivers and streams in 2 CONC that section. It is a very small creek at the point I know. The memorial 2 CONC markers at the sight of the fort dose not stand on the exact spot of 2 CONC ground where the fort was built (It was near the edge of the bluff I 2 CONC presume a little search and careful examination the real location could 2 CONC be identified.) 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 CONT ROBERT P. BURNS AND LOUISA BALLA BURNS CHILD ARE AS FOLLOWS: 2 CONT 2 CONT 1) RACHEL BALLA BURNS-BORN 29 JUNE 1815 IN KENTUCKY, SHE MARRIED ABOUT 2 CONC 1858 IN MISSOURI TO GEORGE WASHINGTON "LOUIS" HEDRICK ABOUT 1815 IN 2 CONC MISSOURI. WHEN GEORGE DIED SHE REMARRIED TO AZARIAH LEWIS HUPP IN 2 CONC KENTUCKY ON 27 MAY 1935 AND THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN TOGETHER. 2 CONT THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN TOGETHER; 2 CONT A) MARY FRANCIS HEDRICK BORN 21 SEPTEMBER 1853 2 CONT B) LOUISA ELIZABETH HEDRICK BORN 13 JULY 1843 2 CONT C) MARGARET MARINDATH HEDRICK BORN 1855 2 CONT 2 CONT 2) ENOCH WESLEY BURNS BORN 30 MAY 1818 IN KENTUCKY, DIED MARCH 1906 HE IS 2 CONC BURIED IN SHIBLEYS POINT, MISSOURI. ENOCH BURNS PASSED AWAY IN STERLING, 2 CONC KANASAS. THE BODY WAS BROUGHT BY WAGON FROM UNIONVILLE TO HARTFORD FOR 2 CONC BURIAL. ALTHOUGH IT WASN'T VERY FAR THE ROADS WERE SO MUDDY AND THEY WERE 2 CONC SO LONG ON THE ROAD THAT NIGHT CAME AND THE BODY WAS KEPT AT A FARM HOME 2 CONC FOR THE NIGHT. ENOCH MARRIED TWICE, 1ST WIFE WAS SUSAN IRENE BOYDE 2 CONC MARRIED ON 6 NOVEMBER 1820, THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN TOGETHER. SECOND WIFE 2 CONC LETTICIE BARNARA MARRIED IN 1872, THEY HAD NO CHILDREN TOGETHER. THESE 2 CONC ARE ENOCH AND SUSAN'S CHILDREN; 2 CONT A) SUSAN MARY BURNS BORN 7 OCTOBER 1843 2 CONT B) WILLIAM ROBERT BURNS BORN 22 MAY 1845 2 CONT C) LOUISA ELIZABETH BURNS 2 CONT D) WESLEY BURNS 2 CONT E) MARGARET BURNS BORN 15 JULY 1851 2 CONT F) JAMES C BURNS BORN 3 NOVEMBER 1853 2 CONT G) GEORGE SINGLETON BURNS BORN 19 MARCH 1857 2 CONT H) DENNIS M. BURNS BORN 12 SEPTEMBER 1858 2 CONT I) ELLEN M. BURNS BORN 11 JULY 1861 2 CONT J) URBANNA BURNS BORN ABOUT 1863 2 CONT 2 CONT 3)ELIZABETH P. BURNS BORN 27 JANUARY 1821 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW LONDON, 2 CONC MISSOURI, SHE MARRIED JAMES P. HEDRICK (HICKLAND, THEY HAD FOUR CHILDREN 2 CONC TOGETHER; 2 CONT A) MAGGIE HEDRICK 2 CONT B) GEORGE HEDRICK 2 CONT C) MOLLIE HEDRICK BORN 10 JULY 1843 2 CONT D) JIMMY HEDRICK 2 CONT 2 CONT 4) POLLY BURNS BORN ABOUT 1823 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW LONDON, MISSOURI, 2 CONC DIED ABT 1873 AT SHIBLEYS POINT, MISSOURI. (NO OTHER HISTORY) 2 CONT 2 CONT 5) GEORGE NICHOLAS (REV.) BURNS BORN ABT 1823 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW 2 CONC LONDON, MISSOURI. HE MARRIED SARAH ANN SHILBEY IN 1851 IN SHIBLEYS POINT, 2 CONC ADAIR, MISSOURI, SARAH WAS BORN 4 FEB 1830 IN LUZEME, PENNSYLVANIA AND 2 CONC DIED 3 MARCH 1906. GEORGE DIED ON 12 MAY 1899 IN SCHUYLER COUNTY, 2 CONC MISSOURI. THEY HAD 11 CHILDREN TOGETHER. THIS IS THE HISTORY I FOUND ON 2 CONC HIM: 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONC Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household: 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT George N. BURNS Self M Male W 54 MO Minister MD KY 2 CONT Sarah A. BURNS Wife M Female W 50 PA Keeping House NY NY 2 CONT Emmett W. BURNS Son S Male W 16 MO Farm Laborer MO PA 2 CONT Earnest J. BURNS Son S Male W 12 MO Farm Laborer MO PA 2 CONT Minnie L. WOODS Niece S Female W 7 MO MO MO 2 CONT Louisa BURNS Mother S Female W 85 KY PA PA 2 CONT Elizabeth HICKLAND Sister S Female W 58 MO MD MD 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Morrow, Adair, Missouri 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254671 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0671 2 CONT Page Number 155C 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------© 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 29 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT GEORGE NICHOLAS AND SARAH ANN SHIBLEY'S CHILDREN ARE AS FOLLOWS: 2 CONT A) GEORGE BALLA BURNS BORN 5 SEPTEMBER 1852 2 CONT B) ALMON FLAVIOUS BURNS BORN 8 FEBRUARY 1854 2 CONT C) LOUISA ELIZABETH BURNS BORN 17 DECEMBER 1855 2 CONT D) CYRENA EMMA BURNS BORN 19 JUNE 1858 2 CONT E) ROBERT GEORGE BURNS BORN 17 OCTOBER 1860 2 CONT F) EMETTE WASHINGTON BURNS BORN 27 MARCH 1864 2 CONT G) JOCOB EMEST BURNS BORN 8 JANUARY 1868 2 CONT H) MINNIE GERTRUDE WOOD BURNS BORN 3 MARCH 1873 2 CONT I) MARGARET BURNS BORN 1851 2 CONT J) ELLEN BURNS BORN 1861 2 CONT K) SUSAN BURNS 2 CONT 2 CONT Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT George N. BURNS-Self-Married-Male-White-age 54-MO-Minister-MD-KY Sarah 2 CONC A. BURNS-Wife-Married-Female-White-50-PA-Keeping House-NY-NY 2 CONT Emmett W. BURNS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 16-MO.-Farm Laborer-MO-PA 2 CONT Earnest J. BURNS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 12-MO.-Farm Laborer-MO-PA 2 CONC Minnie L. WOODS-Niece-Single-Female-White-age 7-MO.-MO.-MO. 2 CONT Louisa BURNS-Mother-Single-Female-White-age 85-KY-PA-PA 2 CONT Elizabeth HICKLAND-Sister-Single-Female-White-age 58-MO-MD-MD 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Morrow, Adair, Missouri 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254671 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0671 2 CONT Page Number 155C 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------© 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 27 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT THE REST OF ROBERTS CHILDREN; 2 CONT 6) JULIA BURNS BORN ABT 1827 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW LONDON, MISSOURI. DIED 2 CONC ABOUT 1872 IN SHIBLEYS POINT, MISSOURI, THEY HAD ONE CHILD TOGETHER. 2 CONT 2 CONT 7)JOHN BURNS BORN ABOUT 1829 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW LONDON, MISSOURI,. HE 2 CONC WAS MARRIED TWICE, 1ST WIFE WAS ELIZABETH COX, THEY HAD THREE DAUGHTERS; 2 CONC MALISSA JANE, ALICE AND BETTY BURNS. JOHN'S SECOND WAS MALISSA 2 CONC WOO-OVERATROOT, THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER SINA BURNS. 2 CONT 2 CONT 8) PRICE BURNS WAS BORN ABOUT 1831 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW LONDON, MISSOURI, 2 CONC AND DIED IN CALIFORNIA FROM FEVER. 2 CONT 2 CONT 9) LOUISA BURNS DIED ABOUT THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD 2 CONT 2 CONT 10) FLAVIOUS JOSEPUA BURNS WAS BORN 29 NOVEMBER 1837 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW 2 CONC LONDON, MISSOURI, AND DIED JUNE 1890 IN GREEN CITY, MISSOURI. 2 CONT 2 CONT 11) MARY EMILY BURNS BORN 4 SEPTEMBER 1819 IN MISSOURI, DIED 19 OCT 1867 2 CONC IN SHIBLEYS POINT, MISSOURI. SHE MARRIED DAVID LAMBERT MADDOX ON 11 2 CONC OCTOBER 1840 IN RALLA COUNTY, NEW LONDON, MISSOURI. 1 CHAN 2 DATE 8 JUL 2005 3 TIME 21:33:34 0 @I599@ INDI 1 NAME LOUISA /BALLA-BALLARD/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 5 DEC 1795 2 PLAC BATH COUNTY,KENTUCKY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1813 OR 1814 2 PLAC KENTUCKY 1 DEAT 2 DATE MAR 1883 2 PLAC SHIBLEYS POINT,MO. 1 FAMS @F210@ 1 FAMC @F366@ 1 NOTE Lousisa Balla-Burns-was of Welsh descent. She was quite but always 2 CONC interested in everything and everybody around her. She really loved 2 CONC Kentucky bluegrass. So when they moved from Kentucky to Missouri, she 2 CONC brought some with her. When they found their land and started to build 2 CONC their home, she planted that grass all around the premises to get a start 2 CONC if possible. She was so pleased when it took off and started spreading. 2 CONC Then to her amazement the creek, river bottom, black gumbo land and vast 2 CONC areas of black upland produced bluestem wild grass luxuriantly, Sometimes 2 CONC tall enough to hide a man on horseback. This grass seemed to crowd out 2 CONC other grasses and only some prescient weeds and vines could cope with it, 2 CONC Even fire that often swept over it. The Prairie grass sod was harder to 2 CONC break up and reduce to cultivation than hazel or stumpy timberland. 2 CONC Besides greenhead horse fly's bread in it by countless numbers and the 2 CONC prairie rattlesnakes were numerous. These were much smaller than the 2 CONC timber snakes, which sometimes attained a length of 5 to 6 feet. The 2 CONC Prairie rattler was ready to strike at the least provocation and its bite 2 CONC was equally fatal if not more so than the timber species. The copperhead 2 CONC and cottonmouth snakes were two more of the most biters and most 2 CONC poisonous around this part. So snakes where something we always looked 2 CONC out for. Then there was lice, bedbugs and ticks these pest breed in 2 CONC timber so you see how easily they became infested. Near by swamps and 2 CONC marshes produced mosquitoes in flies tormented the house almost beyond 2 CONC belief. Gadflies were larger and Eros. 2 CONT Louise used water by the near by creek as it was excellent drinking 2 CONC water. She had her yard and garden just the way she wanted it. In the hot 2 CONC summer months, Louisa and the other women would make there own hand held 2 CONC fans to keep themselves cooled off. They were called "Turkey-wing Fans". 2 CONC They would cut off the turkey wing at the first joint then extend it, 2 CONC heat it to dry the exposed joints would be covered over with some sort of 2 CONC colored cloth and make a hoop of some to put over the hand and carry it 2 CONC with them. Some would put a tassel or colored yarn or ribbon on it for 2 CONC decoration. A turkey-wing fan always hung near the fireplace or stove to 2 CONC fan the fire and to hasten its burning. Pioneers had pride of beauty, 2 CONC appreciated convenience and desire cleanliness. 2 CONT They raised geese and ducks for food and Louise used the feathers and 2 CONC made pillows out of them. She knitted stockings and socks, mittens and 2 CONC suspenders. She had a spinning wheel, yarn and thread reels to do all her 2 CONC sewing. She hand-made their own soap and candles. She washed clothes on 2 CONC washboards, ironed with a flat iron heated by the fireplace or the stove. 2 CONC She quilted and pieced quilts from her looms and shuttles. She had the 2 CONC yard all fixed up with flowers of all kinds, sunflowers, hollyhock, 2 CONC morning glories, zinnias, marigolds, four-o'clocks, pink, rock moss, pet 2 CONC vine transplanted from the woods. Her broom was made by shaven from the 2 CONC stick, but bent down over the lower end of the stick and tied to form a 2 CONC brush, the top part of it being whittled down to the size of a 2 CONC broom-handle. 2 CONT She hand sewed most of their clothing from cotton and from Beavers, 2 CONC Otter, and Coonskins caps were in general use. Sunday coats were handmade 2 CONC from jean material; it was a fabric that stood the wear. They raised 2 CONC everything possible that they could eat and wear. 2 CONT They had apple, peach and plum trees, which she canned and made 2 CONC jelly's and pie fillings, along with all the many berries. Pumpkins and 2 CONC green beans were dried for the winter months. A big hole would be dug 2 CONC into the ground, straw was layered on the dirt all the way around the 2 CONC hole, then carrots, radish's, onions, turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, 2 CONC cabbage and apples we buried in the ground for the winter months. Also 2 CONC black berries, gooseberries, grapes made into grape jelly. Corn was dried 2 CONC out as feed for the chickens and cows and the rest of the live stock. 2 CONC Hay, Alfalfa, corns; peanut bushes were all dried out and stored in the 2 CONC barn as feed for the live stock as well. Everyone saved seeded for the 2 CONC next season. Little bundles of herbs, roots and barks would be gathered, 2 CONC dried, sacked up or left tied up in bundles for seasoning of food. 2 CONC Watermelons, cantaloupes and pumpkins were kept in the barn covered in 2 CONC hay for the winter months. 2 CONT They did suffer at times after a very bad storm and hard rains; 2 CONC sometimes the water would not be the best to drink Stagnant from long 2 CONC droughts or filled with silt from the floods. Some, wells had sulfur or 2 CONC copperas sediments. Streams were very crooked and had many drifts, which 2 CONC caused them to over flow the lowlands. Ague or chills and fever resulted. 2 CONC Hawks and eagles destroyed poultry, pigs and lambs, mink; weasel opossum 2 CONC wild cats were desperados. Forrest fires destroyed much fencing and 2 CONC sometimes buildings. Mud roads-ruts formed making it hard for wagons to 2 CONC get through, no bridges, steep hills, and deep snows and travel limited. 2 CONC Doctors were handicapped by the conditions of the weather, roads and 2 CONC travel conditions and distances. Neighbor nursed neighbor. Even the most 2 CONC prosperous could not secure the necessities of life. Charity was given 2 CONC more in help than gifts. In a disquiet school facilities hampered the 2 CONC many a bright boy or girl born as indomitable trust in the almighty who 2 CONC practiced and loved right and justice were about the only things that 2 CONC flourished. 2 CONT They had a neighbor that had a pair of baby bear cubs that started 2 CONC going to there house everyday. Something must have happened to the mother 2 CONC bear, as she never showed up. The family took the cubs in as pets for 2 CONC their children. They were well tamed; they liked the food and kind 2 CONC treatment from the humans. This one-day some neighbors came to spend the 2 CONC day with them; they all played with the cubs to the delight of both the 2 CONC children and the cubs. The kids decided to play jump rope. With one child 2 CONC on each end of the rope and one of the neighbor girls jumping the rope, 2 CONC all of them were barefoot. The girl jumping the rope let out the loudest 2 CONC scream, which brought the parents running out of the house. The little 2 CONC bear cub had gotten behind her while she was jumping and was sniffing her 2 CONC feet and had put his fuzzy paws on her bare ankles, this scared the girl, 2 CONC but the scream scared the bear even more and scampered away to safety. 2 CONT Some other neighbors had found two wildcats kittens. They are often 2 CONC called bobcats. They made nice pets and played with each other and ate 2 CONC from the same dish. One day they fell out over their meal for some 2 CONC reason. What was strange was they fought over after wards when together, 2 CONC whether eating or not eating. The folds decided that the only thing to do 2 CONC was to destroy them. They had killed one when George Nicholas Burns 2 CONC happened by. He was just a boy then. He proposed to take the other for a 2 CONC pet, mostly in sympathy for the kitten; so he took it home with him. One 2 CONC corner of the house was up off the ground about a foot and a half. He 2 CONC decided that would be a good place for it to have plenty of room. He 2 CONC drove little stakes all around the open side and then turned the kitten 2 CONC loose under the house. All went well until his mother Lousisa Balla-Burns 2 CONC came in mad that something had killed the goslings and eaten their heads 2 CONC right off right by the house. She was not long deciding that goslings had 2 CONC been reaching in between the stakes under the house to get some of the 2 CONC kitten's food and the kitten had been feasting on gosling's head. Well, 2 CONC George got orders to get rid of the kitten wildcat at once. He had saved 2 CONC the kitten's life once and not being a ruthless killer anyhow, he took it 2 CONC in his arms and carried it a long, long way off from the houses he was 2 CONC sure it would not come back, then turned it loose. He could never destroy 2 CONC anything without a reason. Born in 1825 when deer were almost destructive 2 CONC at times, he never killed one. He said they looked too innocent to shoot 2 CONC at. 2 CONT 2 CONT Enoch Wesley Burns-Robert's son-Owned his own mine on his land for many 2 CONC years but took out just what he needed to do his own balcksmithing. The 2 CONC shaft form the crosshead to the crankshaft was 10 to 12 feet long and 2 CONC made of wooden timber about 6 to 8 inches in size. Bearing was bolted to 2 CONC this timber with heavy iron stirrups. It was a wood burning furnace. Such 2 CONC mines were called coal banks. 2 CONT 2 CONT George Nicholas Burns-Robert's son---He was in the military when the war 2 CONC broke out. He was never drafted. He had been and remained anti-slavery 2 CONC and anti-deceddionist (?). In fact he was a "Black Abolitionist". His 2 CONC life was threatened but he preached on. Some said it was safer to be in 2 CONC the army on one side or the other than at home in Missouri. He belonged 2 CONC to the "Home Guard". 2 CONT At 50 years old he was fair complexion, blue eyes, sandy beard that 2 CONC was not real heavy. For years he wore a mustache and chin wiskers and in 2 CONC later years just a mustache; Sometimes smooth shaven. He was a very 2 CONC active man and displayed much enthusiasm and endurance. He owned land; 2 CONC also taught school younger in life. He began preaching at about 30 years 2 CONC old and quite regular pastoral work only about a few years before his 2 CONC death. He practiced what he preached and he preached straight Christian 2 CONC faith and fortitude. He was like his mother Sarah Ann Shibleys. He 2 CONC governed the children by his example and the respect he won from us by 2 CONC his personality. He was a naturalist by nature; was a great reader and 2 CONC studied much by observation. He knew much of the lives and habits of 2 CONC animals, Birds, bugs, and reptiles of this section of the country. He 2 CONC knew useful and harmful plants and weeds. He kept stands of wild bees and 2 CONC worked with difficulty (like his father Robert P. Burns). He also had 2 CONC wild flowers transplanted in his yard. He did not let politics or envy 2 CONC enter his minstrel work. He did active work with ministers of other 2 CONC faith. It would have been difficult to determine his church connections 2 CONC by listening to his sermons. He was a strict Sabbath (Sunday) keeper. A 2 CONC short story will help show one thing that started him in that direction. 2 CONC My father (George Nicholas Burns, son of Robert P. Burns). My mother 2 CONC Sarah Ann Shibley's-Burns tells us that not a great while after they were 2 CONC married and sometime before he entered the ministry they had attended a 2 CONC meeting at the schoolhouse. Some special services were being conducted at 2 CONC the time. Two or three preachers came home with them for dinner. He had 2 CONC always practiced cutting the stove wood when it was needed on any day but 2 CONC Sunday. As it happened on this day that he didn't have enough cut to get 2 CONC them through. Mother came in and told him she needed wood. He got up 2 CONC promptly to get it. There was plenty of wood on the woodpile to be cut. 2 CONC But he knew where some little dead saplings, a short distance from the 2 CONC house that he was sure that would burn quickly so he went for them. He 2 CONC just felt a little embraced to cut wood in hearing distance of the 2 CONC preachers, being a Sunday and all. The first lick he struck of the wood 2 CONC that dead sapling made twice the noise it should have and each strike 2 CONC sounded a little louder. He got the wood all right, it burned all right 2 CONC as he thought it would. They had dinner all right and all went well until 2 CONC they started back to night service at the church, when one of the 2 CONC preachers very fraternally took Brother Burns to task about not observing 2 CONC Sunday in good old Presbyterian way. From that day forward wood and all 2 CONC other chores were done before Sunday. 2 CONT George tells another story; About the school days. At one time the 2 CONC schoolmaster was an elderly man, very bald on top with a fringe of long 2 CONC hair on the sides and back that hung almost to his shoulders. Apparently 2 CONC all of the scholars (Is what they called all the students back then), and 2 CONC every body else liked him and he liked them as well. I don't know how 2 CONC wise he was but his bald head and advanced years did not seem to take the 2 CONC snap out of him. Back in those days the teachers were suppose to treat 2 CONC the entire school at Christmas time or on the last day of school, They 2 CONC took their pick. The last day of school usually came when the school 2 CONC money played out or the teacher decided to quit for lack of donations or 2 CONC his own conclusion that he had donated his serviced long enough. A 2 CONC proposition the teachers always had to contend with was Treat or go to 2 CONC the creek for a dunking. Well the old gentleman just did not see it 2 CONC either way. Early buccaneers were not easily bluffed when a treat was in 2 CONC view. School meant form the time the youngsters were big enough to get to 2 CONC the schoolhouse until they wanted to quit regardless of size or age. 2 CONC There were times that some of the students had a good growth of bread on 2 CONC their face and the girls equally as old. It was nothing short of a trip 2 CONC to the creek. Every big, little, girls and boys made a dash to get hold 2 CONC somewhere. Number and manpower was very much against the old School 2 CONC Master. Not with standing his frantic effort to resist and loud threats 2 CONC of what he would do to them, they soon had him off the ground and going 2 CONC feet first into the creek, kicking, twisting, turning, jerking, 2 CONC threatening louder and louder what he would do to them. One boy was a 2 CONC little slow and couldn't find space enough to get a hold and seemed 2 CONC disappointed. Presently he ran around to the old gentleman's head and 2 CONC healed up a lock of hair on his fingers and said, "I'll carry this much 2 CONC anyway." Well the old gentleman was bluffing and of course got as much 2 CONC enjoyment out of it all as the boys and girls. He would have almost 2 CONC punished any of them had they not helped. They got their treat and 2 CONC friendship was still better. 2 CONT After he joined the church he never used profane language. No one had 2 CONC heard him swear after he united with the church, till this one-day. He 2 CONC was shoeing a ferocious horse; it lunged at him and gave him an awful 2 CONC jerk. He drew his hammer back as if to strike the animal and said "GOD" 2 CONC but stopped right there, lowered his hammer and proceeded to finish the 2 CONC shoeing. 2 CONT Back in those times men would take a bushel of corn to the still and 2 CONC exchange for a gallon of whiskey, He was not known to drink. 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Household Record 1880 United States Census Search results 2 CONT (LOUISA WAS 85 YEARS OLD IN THIS CENSUS AND LIVING WITH HER SON GEORGE 2 CONC NICHOLAS BURNS). 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Household: 1880 US Census 2 CONT Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation 2 CONC Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 2 CONT 2 CONT George N. BURNS-Self-Married-Male-White-age 54-MO.-Minister-MD-KY 2 CONT Sarah A. BURNS-Wife-Married-Female-White-age50-PA-Keeping House-NY-NY 2 CONC Emmett W. BURNS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 16-MO-Farm Laborer-MO-PA 2 CONT Earnest J. BURNS-Son-Single-Male-White-age 12-MO-Farm Laborer-MO-PA 2 CONT Minnie L. WOODS-Niece-Single-Female-White-age 7-MO-MO-MO 2 CONT Louisa BURNS-Mother-Single-Female-White-age 85-KY-PA-PA 2 CONT Elizabeth HICKLAND-Sister-Single-Female-White-age 58-MO-MD-MD 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Source Information: 2 CONT Census Place Morrow, Adair, Missouri 2 CONT Family History Library Film 1254671 2 CONT NA Film Number T9-0671 2 CONT Page Number 155C 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------© 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 27 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 1 CHAN 2 DATE 29 JUN 2005 3 TIME 16:42:39 0 @I740@ INDI 1 NAME ROBERT /WATSON/ 1 SEX M 1 FAMS @F252@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 MAY 2005 3 TIME 22:50:00 0 @I741@ INDI 1 NAME ABIGAIL /BROWN/ 1 SEX F 1 FAMS @F252@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 16 MAY 2005 3 TIME 22:51:04 0 @I1004@ INDI 1 NAME REBECCA /LINDSEY/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 5 AUG 1830 2 PLAC COUNTY DONEGAL,IRELAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 4 APR 1852 2 PLAC ILLINOIS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 20 FEB 1914 2 PLAC WEST Galena Township,Illinois 1 BURI 2 PLAC GREENWOOD CEMETERY,ILLINOIS 1 FAMS @F7@ 1 NOTE GREENWOOD CEMETERY 2 CONT West Galena Township 2 CONT Lindsey Rebecca, Aug 5, 1830 - Feb 20, 1914 2 CONT Hamilton, 1864 - 1918 2 CONT Elizabeth, 1860 - 1912------? this may be another daughter? 2 CONT Isabell, d/o T & R, Mar 19, 1904, 28y 1 CHAN 2 DATE 23 JUN 2005 3 TIME 08:50:09 0 @I1019@ INDI 1 NAME JAMES "JIMMY" /MAXWELL/ 2 NICK "JIMMY" 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 7 OCT 1794 2 PLAC SOUTH CAROLINA 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1817 2 PLAC Buncombe,North Carolina 1 DEAT 2 DATE 15 MAR 1874/1876 2 PLAC HENDERSON,NORTH CAROLINA 1 BURI 2 PLAC HENDERSON,NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F345@ 1 FAMC @F372@ 1 NOTE --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Jimmie MAXWELL (AFN: 2TFQ-X0) 2 CONC Pedigree 2 CONT Sex: M Family 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Event(s): 2 CONT Birth: 7 Oct 1794, Sc 2 CONT Death: 15 Mar 1874/1876, Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Burial:, Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Parents: 2 CONT Father: Andrew MAXWELL SR (AFN: 2TFQ-MF) Family 2 CONT Mother: Jane UNK (GREEN) (AFN: 2TFQ-NL) 2 CONT Father: Family 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Marriage(s): 2 CONT Spouse: Mary MERRILL (AFN: BQPP-BM) Family 2 CONT Marriage: 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Husband's Name 2 CONT Jimmie MAXWELL (AFN:2TFQ-X0) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 7 Oct 1794 Place: Sc 2 CONT Died: 15 Mar 1874/1876 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Father: Andrew MAXWELL SR (AFN:2TFQ-MF) Family 2 CONT Mother: Jane UNK (GREEN) (AFN:2TFQ-NL) 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Wife's Name 2 CONT Mary MERRILL (AFN:BQPP-BM) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 6 Feb 1796 Place: 2 CONT Died: 20 Mar 1866 Place: 2 CONT Father: John MERRILL SR (AFN:3QSP-5T) Family 2 CONT Mother: Katherine Mary UNK (AFN:QL01-K2) 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Children 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M Samuel MAXWELL "SAMBO" (AFN:2DMK-4V) Pedigree 2 CONT Born:1818 Place: Edneyville, Henderson Co., Nc 2 CONT Died: Place: Fairview, Buncombe Co., Nc 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 05:40:59 0 @I1020@ INDI 1 NAME MARY /MERRILL/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 6 FEB 1796 2 PLAC HOPEWELL,MERCER,NEW JERSREY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1817 2 PLAC Fairview,Buncombe,North Carolina 1 DEAT 2 DATE 20 MAR 1866 2 PLAC Hendersonville,Henderson,North Carolina 1 FAMS @F345@ 1 FAMC @F376@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 05:42:46 0 @I1021@ INDI 1 NAME ARTHUR LEE /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 7 FEB 1798 2 PLAC ANSON,NORTH CAROLNIA 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1820 2 PLAC POSSIBLY NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F346@ 1 FAMC @F378@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 10:55:31 0 @I1022@ INDI 1 NAME LUCRETIA (TAYLOR ?) /DUNN/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1799/1802 2 PLAC ANSON,NORTH CAROLNIA 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1820 2 PLAC POSSIBLY NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F346@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 10:56:51 0 @I1086@ INDI 1 NAME GEORGE /BALLARD/ 1 SEX M 1 FAMS @F366@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 15 JUN 2005 3 TIME 12:36:47 0 @I1128@ INDI 1 NAME ANDREW /MAXWELL SR/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 26 JUN 1770 2 PLAC FAIRVIEW,BUCOMBE,NC 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1793 2 PLAC Hend Co,Nc 1 DEAT 2 DATE 4 APR 1843 2 PLAC EDNEYVILLE,HENDERSON CO.,NORTH CAROLINA 1 BURI 2 PLAC EDNEY METHODIST CH.,BEARWALLOW RD,HEND. 1 FAMS @F372@ 1 FAMC @F373@ 1 NOTE Husband's Name 2 CONT Andrew MAXWELL SR (AFN:2TFQ-MF) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 26 Jun 1770 Place: Fairview, Buncombe, Nc 2 CONT Died: 4 Apr 1843 Place: Edneyville, Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Apr 1843 Place: Edney Methodist Church, Bearwallow Rd., 2 CONC Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Married: 1793 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Father: James MAXWELL (AFN:1LRL-691) Family 2 CONT Mother: Jean MCCLUNG (AFN:217F-SC2) 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Wife's Name 2 CONT Jane UNK (GREEN) (AFN:2TFQ-NL) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 1778 Place: Nc 2 CONT Died: 11 Dec 1817 Place: Henderson Co., Nc 2 CONT Buried: Dec 1817 Place: Edney Methodist Church, Bearwallow Rd., 2 CONC Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Married: 1793 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Children 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M Robert MAXWELL (AFN:2TFR-09) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: Abt 1814 Place: < Hend Co, Nc> 2 CONT Died: CA 1830 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------2. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT F Elizabeth MAXWELL (AFN:2TFR-1G) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: Abt 1815 Place: <, Henderson, Nc> 2 CONT Died: Abt 1860 Place: 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------3. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M Jimmie MAXWELL (AFN:2TFQ-X0) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 7 Oct 1794 Place: Sc 2 CONT Died: 15 Mar 1874/1876 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------4. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M William MAXWELL (AFN:2TFR-55) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 24 Oct 1816 Place: (was Buncombe Co., Now Henderson Co.) Nc 2 CONC Died: 7 Jan 1890 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------5. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT F Annie MAXWELL (AFN:2TFR-2M) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 20 Apr 1803 Place: Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Died: 6 Apr 1894 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------6. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M David M MAXWELL (AFN:2TFQ-Z5) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 8 Sep 1796 Place: Fairview, Buncombe, Nc 2 CONT Died: 12 Apr 1886 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------7. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT F Mary (Polly) MAXWELL (AFN:2TFR-40) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 4 Nov 1813 Place: Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Died: 18 May 1896 Place: 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------8. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M Joseph W. MAXWELL (AFN:2TFR-3S) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 7 Dec 1807 Place: Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Died: 18 Sep 1875 Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------9. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M Andrew Jr. MAXWELL (AFN:2TFQ-K3) Pedigree 2 CONT Born: 31 Dec 1798 Place: Rutherford Co., Nc 2 CONT Died: 4 Jun 1882 Place: Chestnut Gap, Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Place: Kings Grove Cem, Hend Co, Nc 2 CONT --------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2 CONC 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. 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English 2 CONC approval: 3/1999 2 CONT Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use 2 CONC (last updated: 3/22/1999). 2 CONT Privacy Policy (last updated: 11/24/2004). 28 2 CONC http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 05:30:12 0 @I1138@ INDI 1 NAME JAMES /MAXWELL/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1744 2 PLAC FAIRVIEW,BUCOMBE,NC 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 27 MAR 1770 2 PLAC MECKLENBURG,NC 1 DEAT 2 DATE 27 FEB 1811 2 PLAC DUPLING CO.,NC 1 BURI 2 DATE FEB 1811 2 PLAC DUPLING CO.,NC 1 FAMS @F373@ 1 FAMC @F374@ 1 NOTE Husband's Name 2 CONT James MAXWELL (AFN:1LRL-691) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: 1744 Place: Fairview, Buncombe, Nc 2 CONT Died: 27 Feb 1811 Place: , , Dupling Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Feb 1811 Place: , , Dupling Co, Nc 2 CONT Married: 27 Mar 1770 Place: , , Mecklenburg, Nc 2 CONT 2 CONT Father: Albert MAXWELL (AFN:217F-SD8) Family 2 CONT Mother: (AFN:217F-SFG) 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Wife's Name 2 CONT Jean MCCLUNG (AFN:217F-SC2) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: Abt 1750 Place: <, , Mecklenburg, Nc> 2 CONT Died: Abt 1810 Place: 2 CONT Married: 27 Mar 1770 Place: , , Mecklenburg, Nc 2 CONT 2 CONT Father: 2 CONT Mother: 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT Children 2 CONT -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONT 1. Sex Name 2 CONT M Andrew MAXWELL SR (AFN:2TFQ-MF) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: 26 Jun 1770 Place: Fairview, Buncombe, Nc 2 CONT Died: 4 Apr 1843 Place: Edneyville, Henderson, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Apr 1843 Place: Edney Methodist Church, Bearwallow Rd., 2 CONC Henderson, Nc 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 05:31:45 0 @I1139@ INDI 1 NAME JEAN /MCCLUNG/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1750 2 PLAC MECHIENBURG,NC 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 27 MAR 1770 2 PLAC MECHIENBURG,NC 1 DEAT 2 DATE Abt 1810 1 FAMS @F373@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 24 JUN 2005 3 TIME 14:26:37 0 @I1140@ INDI 1 NAME ALBERT /MAXWELL/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1720 2 PLAC SCOTLAND/IRELAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1739 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1788 2 PLAC RYE TOWNSHIP,PERRY CO,PA 1 BURI 2 PLAC PERRY CO,PA 1 FAMS @F374@ 1 FAMC @F375@ 1 NOTE Husband's Name 2 CONT Albert MAXWELL (AFN:217F-SD8) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: Abt 1720 Place: Scotl/ireland 2 CONT Died: 1788 Place: Rye Township, Perry Co, Pa 2 CONT Buried: 1788 Place: Perry Co, Pa 2 CONT Married: Abt 1739 Place: 2 CONT 2 CONT Father: Andrew MAXWELL (AFN:217F-SGN) Family 2 CONT Mother: (AFN:217F-SHV) 2 CONT ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 CONC Wife's Name 2 CONT (AFN:217F-SFG) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: Abt 1720 Place: 2 CONT Died: Abt 1790 Place: 2 CONT Married: Abt 1739 Place: 2 CONT 2 CONT Father: 2 CONT Mother: 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Children 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M James MAXWELL (AFN:1LRL-691) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: 1744 Place: Fairview, Buncombe, Nc 2 CONT Died: 27 Feb 1811 Place: Dupling Co, Nc 2 CONT Buried: Feb 1811 Place: Dupling Co, Nc 1 CHAN 2 DATE 24 JUN 2005 3 TIME 14:44:51 0 @I1141@ INDI 1 NAME /(UNKNOWN)/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1720 2 PLAC SCOTLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1739 1 DEAT 2 DATE Abt 1790 1 FAMS @F374@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 24 JUN 2005 3 TIME 14:46:16 0 @I1142@ INDI 1 NAME ANDREW /MAXWELL/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1695 2 PLAC SCOTLAND/IRELAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1720 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1772 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO. PA 1 BURI 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO. PA 1 FAMS @F375@ 1 NOTE Husband's Name 2 CONT Andrew MAXWELL (AFN:217F-SGN) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: Abt 1695 Place: Scotl/ireland 2 CONT Died: 1772 Place: Cumberland Co, Pa 2 CONT Buried: 1772 Place: Cumberland Co, Pa 2 CONT Married: Abt 1720 Place: 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Wife's Name 2 CONT (AFN:217F-SHV) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: Abt 1695 Place: 2 CONT Died: Abt 1760 Place: 2 CONT Married: Abt 1720 Place: 2 CONT --------------------------------- 2 CONC ------------------------------------Children 2 CONT ---------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2 CONC Sex Name 2 CONT M Albert MAXWELL (AFN:217F-SD8) Pedigree 2 CONT 2 CONT Born: Abt 1720 Place: Scotl/ireland 2 CONT Died: 1788 Place: Rye Township, Perry Co, Pa 2 CONT Buried: 1788 Place: Perry Co, Pa 1 CHAN 2 DATE 24 JUN 2005 3 TIME 14:49:55 0 @I1160@ INDI 1 NAME JOHN /MERRILL SR/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 24 JUL 1757 2 PLAC HOPEWELL,MERCER,NEW JERSEY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1781 1 DEAT 2 DATE JAN 1833 2 PLAC BUNCOMBE CO. NC 1 FAMS @F376@ 1 FAMC @F377@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 10:32:27 0 @I1161@ INDI 1 NAME KATHERINE MARY /UNK/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 29 OCT 1760 2 PLAC BUNC/RANDOLPH CO. NC 1 DEAT 2 DATE Abt 1820 1 FAMS @F376@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 10:33:36 0 @I1162@ INDI 1 NAME WILLIAM /MERRILL III/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1729/1730 2 PLAC HOPEWELL,MERCER,NEW JERSEY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 16 SEP 1750 2 PLAC HOPEWELL,MERCER,NEW JERSEY 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1782/1783 2 PLAC NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F377@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 10:51:00 0 @I1163@ INDI 1 NAME MARY /CORNELL/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1724 2 PLAC HOPEWELL,MERCER,NEW JERSEY 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 16 SEP 1750 2 PLAC HOPEWELL,MERCER,NEW JERSEY 1 DEAT 2 DATE 15 AUG 1813 2 PLAC RANDOLPH,NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F377@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 10:52:19 0 @I1164@ INDI 1 NAME DANIEL /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1752/1758 2 PLAC BALTIMORE/HARFORD,MARYLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 8 AUG 1776 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO.,CO.,NORTH CAROLINA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 27 SEP 1824 2 PLAC ANSON,NORTH CAROLNIA 1 FAMS @F378@ 1 FAMC @F379@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:03:42 0 @I1165@ INDI 1 NAME MARY /JONES/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1755 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO.,CO.,NORTH CAROLINA 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 8 AUG 1776 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO.,CO.,NORTH CAROLINA 1 DEAT 2 DATE 20 AUG 1844/1846 2 PLAC HENDERSON,NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F378@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:01:57 0 @I1166@ INDI 1 NAME RICHARD /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 8 DEC 1706 2 PLAC ST GEORGE PARISH,HARFORD,MARYLAND 1 DEAT 2 DATE OCT 1777 2 PLAC CUMBERLAND CO.,CO.,NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F379@ 1 FAMC @F380@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:03:27 0 @I1167@ INDI 1 NAME ELIZABETH /COLES/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1710 2 PLAC ST GEORGE PARISH,HARFORD,MARYLAND 1 FAMS @F379@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:04:20 0 @I1168@ INDI 1 NAME RICHARD /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1667 2 PLAC CHALFONT,ST PETER,BUCKINGHAMSHIRE,ENGLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1704/1705 2 PLAC HARTFORD,MARYLAND 1 DEAT 2 DATE 13 MAY 1720 2 PLAC HARFORD,MARYLAND 1 FAMS @F380@ 1 FAMC @F381@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:07:21 0 @I1169@ INDI 1 NAME JANE /PARKER/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1680 2 PLAC WATERTOWN,MIDDLESEX,MASS. 1 DEAT 2 DATE 15 JAN 1721 2 PLAC ST GEORGE PARISH,HARFORD,MARYLAND 1 FAMS @F380@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:08:38 0 @I1170@ INDI 1 NAME JOSIAH /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 7 MAY 1652 2 PLAC WATERTOWN,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 9 JAN 1732 2 PLAC CHARLESTOWN,SUFF,MASSACHUSETTS 1 DEAT 2 DATE 15 JAN 1732 2 PLAC CHARLESTOWN,SUFF,MASSACHUSETTS 1 FAMS @F381@ 1 FAMC @F383@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 27 JUN 2005 3 TIME 18:08:42 0 @I1171@ INDI 1 NAME SARAH /SWEETMAN/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 2 MAY 1654 2 PLAC CAMBRIDGE,MIDDLESEX,MA. 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 9 JAN 1674 2 PLAC CHARLESTOWN,SUFF,MA. 1 DEAT 2 DATE 5 MAR 1697 2 PLAC WATERTOWN,MIDDLESEX,MASS. 1 FAMS @F381@ 1 FAMC @F386@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 11:56:47 0 @I1183@ INDI 1 NAME NATHANIEL /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 7 AUG 1604 2 PLAC WATERTOWN,MIDDLESEX,MASS. 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 10 MAY 1640 2 PLAC MIDDLESEX,SUDBURY,MASS. 1 DEAT 2 DATE 20 JUL 1689 2 PLAC WATERTOWN,MIDDLESEX,MASS. 1 FAMS @F383@ 1 FAMC @F384@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 12:13:35 0 @I1184@ INDI 1 NAME SUFFERANCE /HAYNES/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 11 SEP 1620 2 PLAC SHASTON,OR SHAFTESBURY,DORSET,ENGLAND 1 CHR 2 DATE 1634 2 PLAC SUTTON,WILTSHIRE CO. ENG,MANDVILLE,ENGLAND 1 DEAT 2 DATE 22 JUL 1682 2 PLAC WATERTOWN,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS 1 BURI 2 DATE JUL 1682 2 PLAC MASSACHUSETTS 1 FAMS @F383@ 1 FAMC @F385@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 5 JUL 2005 3 TIME 13:39:20 0 @I1185@ INDI 1 NAME JOSIAH /TREADWAY/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1588 2 PLAC SUDBURY,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS 1 FAMS @F384@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 29 JUN 2005 3 TIME 16:06:48 0 @I1186@ INDI 1 NAME WALTER /HAYNES (HAINES)/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 14 FEB 1564 2 PLAC MANDEVILLE,WILTSHIRE CO. ENG,. ENGLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 1612/1616 2 PLAC PROBABLY IN.,WILTSHIRE CO. 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BAY 1 FAMS @F388@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 12:37:00 0 @I1197@ INDI 1 NAME JOHN /HAYNES (HAYNE)/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1550 2 PLAC SHERBORNE,DORSET,ENGLAND 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE 23 OCT 1575 2 PLAC ST MARY,SHERBURNE,CO DORSET,ENGLAND 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1654 2 PLAC HARTFORD PUTMAN CO.,HARTFORD,CONNECTICUT 1 FAMS @F389@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 12:46:11 0 @I1198@ INDI 1 NAME ALICE /LAMBERT/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1554 2 PLAC SEMLEY,WILTSHIRE CO. ENGLAND 1 DEAT 2 DATE 2 MAR 1620 2 PLAC WILL,SEMLEY,CO. WILTS,ENGLAND 1 FAMS @F389@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 26 JUN 2005 3 TIME 12:48:01 0 @I1700@ INDI 1 NAME /(UNKNOWN)/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 DATE Abt 1695 2 PLAC Cumberland Co,Pa> 1 MARC 2 _ALT_BIRTH Y 2 DATE Abt 1720 1 DEAT 2 DATE Abt 1760 1 FAMS @F375@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 05:34:54 0 @I1701@ INDI 1 NAME /WISHON/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 PLAC NORTH CAROLINA 1 FAMS @F577@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 18:08:36 0 @I1702@ INDI 1 NAME /(UNKNOWN)/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 PLAC MARYLAND 1 FAMS @F577@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 18:08:52 0 @I1703@ INDI 1 NAME /TENYCK/ 1 SEX M 1 BIRT 2 PLAC NEW YORK 1 FAMS @F578@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 18:09:20 0 @I1704@ INDI 1 NAME /(UNKNOWN)/ 1 SEX F 1 BIRT 2 PLAC NEW YORK 1 FAMS @F578@ 1 CHAN 2 DATE 13 JUL 2005 3 TIME 18:09:37 0 @F1@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I2@ 1 WIFE @I3@ 1 CHIL @I1@ 1 MARR 2 DATE 27 NOV 1939 2 PLAC YUMA,ARIZONA 0 @F5@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I14@ 1 WIFE @I15@ 1 CHIL @I2@ 0 @F6@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I16@ 1 WIFE @I17@ 1 CHIL @I15@ 1 MARR 2 DATE 5 SEP 1878 0 @F7@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I18@ 1 WIFE @I1004@ 1 CHIL @I16@ 0 @F9@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I20@ 1 WIFE @I21@ 1 CHIL @I14@ 0 @F10@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I22@ 1 WIFE @I23@ 1 CHIL @I20@ 0 @F12@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I24@ 1 WIFE @I28@ 1 CHIL @I17@ 0 @F13@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I36@ 1 WIFE @I37@ 1 CHIL @I3@ 1 MARR 2 DATE 18 DEC 1916 0 @F14@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I38@ 1 WIFE @I39@ 1 CHIL @I36@ 1 MARR 2 DATE 25 DEC 1887 0 @F15@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I40@ 1 WIFE @I595@ 1 CHIL @I37@ 1 MARR 2 DATE 2 FEB 1881 0 @F16@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I42@ 1 WIFE @I43@ 1 CHIL @I38@ 0 @F17@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I44@ 1 WIFE @I45@ 1 CHIL @I39@ 0 @F18@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I46@ 1 WIFE @I47@ 1 CHIL @I40@ 0 @F20@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I50@ 1 WIFE @I51@ 1 CHIL @I21@ 0 @F209@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I596@ 1 WIFE @I597@ 1 CHIL @I595@ 0 @F210@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I598@ 1 WIFE @I599@ 1 CHIL @I597@ 0 @F252@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I740@ 1 WIFE @I741@ 1 CHIL @I46@ 0 @F345@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1019@ 1 WIFE @I1020@ 1 CHIL @I44@ 0 @F346@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1021@ 1 WIFE @I1022@ 1 CHIL @I45@ 0 @F366@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1086@ 1 CHIL @I599@ 0 @F372@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1128@ 1 WIFE @I1129@ 1 CHIL @I1019@ 0 @F373@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1138@ 1 WIFE @I1139@ 1 CHIL @I1128@ 0 @F374@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1140@ 1 WIFE @I1141@ 1 CHIL @I1138@ 0 @F375@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1142@ 1 WIFE @I1700@ 1 CHIL @I1140@ 0 @F376@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1160@ 1 WIFE @I1161@ 1 CHIL @I1020@ 0 @F377@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1162@ 1 WIFE @I1163@ 1 CHIL @I1160@ 0 @F378@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1164@ 1 WIFE @I1165@ 1 CHIL @I1021@ 0 @F379@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1166@ 1 WIFE @I1167@ 1 CHIL @I1164@ 0 @F380@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1168@ 1 WIFE @I1169@ 1 CHIL @I1166@ 0 @F381@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1170@ 1 WIFE @I1171@ 1 CHIL @I1168@ 0 @F383@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1183@ 1 WIFE @I1184@ 1 CHIL @I1170@ 1 MARR 2 DATE 10 MAY 1640 2 PLAC MIDDLESEX,SUDBURY,MASS. 0 @F384@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1185@ 1 CHIL @I1183@ 0 @F385@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1186@ 1 WIFE @I1187@ 1 CHIL @I1184@ 0 @F386@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1188@ 1 WIFE @I1189@ 1 CHIL @I1171@ 0 @F387@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1190@ 1 CHIL @I1188@ 0 @F388@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1191@ 1 WIFE @I1192@ 1 CHIL @I1189@ 0 @F389@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1197@ 1 WIFE @I1198@ 1 CHIL @I1186@ 0 @F577@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1701@ 1 WIFE @I1702@ 1 CHIL @I50@ 0 @F578@ FAM 1 _STAT MARRIED 1 HUSB @I1703@ 1 WIFE @I1704@ 1 CHIL @I51@ 0 TRLR
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