Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Several sources have reported that genealogy has now replaced stamp collecting as the No. 1 hobby in the United States. If you are spending lots of time working on your family history and still don't think of yourself as an "addicted genealogist" here's a little test:
Probably not. Hubbin would have to have his trusty sidekick though and that's his laptop.
When hubbin and I were courting, we went parking in cemeteries and we weren't necking, either! We were too busy taking notes! LOL!
5. Do you think every home should have a microfilm reader? I don't know where I would put a microfilm reader in my cottage. Lack of space and lack of purchasing power puts a crimp in that idea.
6. Is your closet carefully stacked with notebooks, books and journals while your clothes are stuffed under the bed? Nope, the closet holds clothes, although there is a small metal drawer cabinet of maps on David's side of the closet which he obtained from raiding old National Geographic magazines at garage sales. Right now, most of our genealogy books are stacked on my walker seat between a stuffed bookcase and the TV. Library books are stacked on top of a TV tray, waiting to be either read or taken back to the library.
7. Does all your correspondence begin, "Dear Cousin?" Some of my correspondance or emails begin with "Dear Cousin," but not all. I also have friends, some who share my passion for history and some who share my passion for crafts and cardmaking.
8. Are you more interested in what happened in 1693 than what happened in 1993? Not necessarily. I try to keep up with current events as I'm making history of my own too! Hopefully, some day I'll be great-grandma to a descendant and maybe they will be interested in my American history as well. To see what happened the year you were born, click here.
Take it from me. Even though we don't "pass" all the questions above, I can tell you we are addicted family researchers. Both of us have compiled info on our dead relatives since high school and love history, even handing down that love of history to our son! He said one time he would rather go to a flea market than a museum, because you get to purchase a piece of history to bring home! We have this blog, I have a history blog that I write short biographies of interesting people from Missouri and Kansas history for it, I like crafts from grandma's day, my hubbin belongs to both the Miller County, MO. historical society and the MO. Genealogy society and I am the current secretary for the Rush Reunion, so we've got it BAD, BAD, BAD! *wink*
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
|Bert & Bill's 50th |
Bill's Findagrave Memorial # 22532962
Bert's Findagrave Memorial #22532944
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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1890 Wedding Picture = Daniel & Amanda Jane MOON LARUE.
Meanwhile, Daniel met Deliah "Della" E. (1879-1943) in Hebron, Nebraska. She was there caring for her sister, Belle, who had married one of Dan's cousins, Marion LaRue and had contracted TB (tuberculosis). They tied the knot on August 27, 1898 in Stockton, Rook Co., KS. Della was the daughter of James A. (1828-1903) and Hester Ann MORRIS BAILEY (1844-1925) of Stanberry, MO. Since Dan was a stonemason, they moved where there was work. Their first five children were born in a different location every two years. Eventually, when number six came along, they had reached Hill City, KS where they lived a number of years. In 1920, they relocated to Topeka, KS where Ernie was residing at the time.
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Grandma Hester A. (MORRIS) BAILEY's Visit.
1st row: Grace Bailey, Edith & Maurine LaRue.
2nd row: Harold and Deliah LaRue, Electa Bailey, Grandma Bailey,
Josephina Bailey Macy,
3rd Row: Axie, Ray, Daniel, and Ralph LaRue.
LaRue Children not born yet: Pearl, Howard, Paul, Lily, Lynn, and Wanda.
Following a broken neck caused by a drunk driver in a head-on collision, Daniel died in Bell Memorial Hospital, Kansas City. Both he and Della rest in peace together in the Waverly, Kansas cemetery.
More to Read:
1. Ash Rock Church
2. (more books on Ash Rock Church -- Captain Osborn's Legacy by Patsy Redden; Ash Rock and the Stone Church by Leo E. Oliva; Woodston: The Story of a Kansas Country Town. By Leo E. Oliva)
3. See Paper Trail and LaRue documents and obituaries on this blog.
4. Findagrave Memorial for Daniel's father, Amos Tiffin Davis "AT" LaRue.
5. Morton County Kansas History Book. Morton County Historical Society, Elkhart, KS.
6. Phillips County Kansas Settlers Prior to 1900. Phillips County Historical Society, Phillipsburg, KS. 1977.
7. Grandma Hester Ann (MORRIS) BAILEY's Findagrave Memorial #68079871
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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2nd Family = 1st row: Laura, Alford, Tacy, Mabel;
2nd row: Ellsworth, Frank, Lawrence, Ronald, John
Historical Note: There are some conflicting reports that Emmett DALTON may or may not have recooperated in Alford's inn before he was taken away to the county jail in Independence, KS depending on who you talk to. Emmett's brothers are buried about 300 yards from where Samantha, Alford, and Tacy are buried in Elmwood cemetery in Coffeyville, KS. Emmett eventually was pardoned and ended up in Hollywood, CA. where he directed a movie of the raid from the sidelines. But until his death in 1937, he controlled all information concerning the raid, threatening to sue anybody who published anything he didn't like.
More to Read:
1. See Paper Trail documents, letters, and recipes posted on this blog for BERRY, EMERICK's and ULLOM'S
2. See Hamlet History article on Postle, OK.
3. The DALTON Brothers and Their Astounding Career. By An Eyewitness. 1892, reprinted in 1977.
4. The Last Raid of the DALTON'S: A Reliable Recital of the Battle With the Bandits at Coffeyville, Kansas; Oct. 15, 1892. By David Steward ELLIOT, Editor of Coffeyville Journal. 1893; reprinted 1971.
5. Northwest Flats Heritage: A History of Five Townships in Northwest Texas County, OK. Compiled by the Committee: Ida Brewer, Marie Cooper, Delpha Dain, Maxine Fowler, Minnie Johnson, Allie Mitchell, Emma Weeks, & Lydia Wessler. Times Publishing, Texhoma, OK., p. 216.
6. Findagrave #25885749
Places to Visit:
1. Earline (Griffith) Spinney's Clock Collection, Port Jefferson, NY.
2. Dalton Museum, Coffeyville, KS (Dalton Days, first weekend of October)
3. Elmwood Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS.
4. Morton County Historical Museum, Elkhart, KS.