Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday's Faces from the Past: Everett Earl Brown


Everett Earl Brown 

20 November 1919 LA - 15 September 2001 WV
Son of Junius Earl Brown & Armetha Blades
Husband of Maxine Bissell
Married 8 July 1945

My 1st cousin 1x removed

This photograph was given to me by Edith Rose Ball Hutchinson during a trip to Mississippi several years ago.


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday's Faces From the Past: Mildred O. Brown Ball


Mildred Olga Brown Ball

23 June 1904 MS - 27 May 1983 LA
Sister of my grandfather, Roy Jesse Brown
Wife of James Alton Ball
Married 24 December 1921 LA
Mother of 10 children.

My Great Aunt


I don't know the occasion for the top photograph but I do love her large corsage. 
The photograph below was given to me by Edith Rose Ball Hutchinson during a trip to Mississippi several years ago.




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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tombstone Tuesday: Aaron Creasy/Gruissy OH

Aaron Creasy
Photo courtesy of Carole Morrison Moser

Aaron Creasy/Gruissy
August 1866 OH - 18 July 1944
Son of Christian Gruissy & Mary Wise

&

Etta S. Wetzel Gruissy
1871 - 1953

Although Aaron was born 'Gruissy' at some point he changed his surname to 'Creasy'. His brothers, Philip & Reuben did the same. His older, half-brother, Augustus, stayed with Gruissy. The name change makes them a bit more difficult to track.

 His tombstone clearly shows his name as Aaron Creasy.


South Lawn Cemetery
Beach City, Ohio





Monday, October 7, 2019

Genealogy Humor

Time for a laugh. Pat Brady found this on Newspapers.com & sent it to me.



Source: Newspapers.com
The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) · 15 Jan 1945, Mon · Page 2

Friday, October 4, 2019

Thomas B. Fortenberry & Farm Crops, 1884 TX


Thomas Benton Fortenberry

19 February 1852 MS - 22 Nov 1923
Son of Alfred Fortenberry & Aderine Mary Faulk
Husband of Gabriella Sanders

My 1st cousin, 4x removed


A short but interesting newspaper clipping.



Source: Newspapers.com
Alvord Messenger (Alvord, Texas) · 9 May 1884, Fri · Page 3