Sunday, June 27, 2010

I am not my ancestors and they are not me!

{stepping up onto my soap box.}

We've all heard it before, "Oh, I wouldn't want to find out about my ancestors, there might be one that was a horse thief or something worse!" or "I'm afraid of what I might find out about them." blacksheep BAH!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons album pages 4-5

Here is another installment of my Slemmons Photo Album. As I posted last week I have taken digital pictures of a photo album that my aunt owns. These are pages 4 & 5 of the album.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Sallie B. (Hutcherson) Shofner's obit

I had stopped posting the obituaries that I had found of my grandmother's. So I will resume posting them today, I only have a couple more to go. This is my grandmother's sister-in-law, Sallie B Shofner. Sallie was a Hutcherson by birth and married Washie Shofner. Sallie's brother, Sidney Hutcherson, married Washie's sister, Annie. So brother and sister married brother and, fun, fun!

 Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons album pages 2-3

As I posted last week I have taken digital pictures of a photo album that my aunt owns. This is pages 2 & 3 of the album.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 23 - Create your own Challenge

"They" say timing is everything.(whoever "they" are!) Anyway, here is another case of that.

When I saw the posting from Geneabloggers telling me that the latest challenge in Amy Coffin’s 52 week series was titled, "Create your own Challenge" I thought, "wow, I'm already doing that!"

The official wording to the challenge is:

Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons Album part 1

As I have said in past postings my maternal aunt is the keeper of the family material on my mother's side of the family. It could be family pictures, bibles, drinking gourds or a chocolate pot, you name it and she probably has one that belonged to someone in our family. Over the years she has been immensely helpful in getting me started with my research. In the past we have talked about me taking digital pictures of all the "stuff" she has so that a record can be created for future generations, especially since she knows so much about and has so many stories about the family.

So it was no surprise when she called me this past Sunday morning asking me to come over to her house because she had found some family pictures that she wanted to look over with me. So off I go with my kids, my digital camera and a full battery.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday – J. H. (Mike) Shofner obit & funeral card

This week is another one of my grandmother’s brother, J. H. Shofner’s obit. I also have the funeral card. The whole family called him Mike.
J. H. "Mike" Shofner Obit
"J.H. (Mike) Shofner dies in hospitalJ.H. (Mike) Shofner, resident
of Railroad Avenue here, died at
10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the St.
Anthony Hospital in Terre Haute
where he had been a patient for
only one day.
The deceased was born in
Campbellsville, Kentucky on
April 17, 1910, the son of Robert
W. and Annie Elizabeth Lyle
Mr. Shofner was a carpenter
and was employed at Crane
NAD. He was a veteran of World
War II and a member of the local
American Legion Post.
Survivors include the widow,
Alta L. Shofner, and three sons,
James Michael,  Dick Joe and
John William, all at home. Also
surviving are three brothers, H.
W. Shofner, of Buffalo, Ky., Rob-
ert E. Shofner, Louisville, and C.
J. Shofner, Amarillo, Texas, and
five sisters, Mrs. Hurley Tharp,
Buffalo, Mrs. Sid Hutcherson,
Mrs. Lloyd Sadler and Mrs. Ru-
dolph Harden, all of Louisville,
and Mrs. Ed Keller, of Oblong,
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in
Walnut Grove Church of God
with Rev. Jack Gray officiating.
Burial will be in the church cem-
Friends may call at Jenkins &
Sons Funeral Home after 7:00
p.m. today."    

Mike Shofner Funeral CardHope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)


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