Friday, October 24, 2014

At Arrowhead In K.C. MO

3 nephews and one niece.
The one facing the photo is nephew, Double D.
One nephew in the jersey,
On nephew in red shirt,
A niece with half red  hat.
I took this photo in Oct of 2004. 
My nephew, Double D. was on the Atlanta Falcons that season. Kansas City Chiefs beat the Falcons this game. However the Falcons last game for the 2003 - 2004 season ended just one game away from the Super Bowl

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

News And Updates: Journey Continues

Greetings! Welcome to October!
Have a Great Month!!

I've been exploring and making more discoveries.
I have found some helpful information from old newspapers.

I have up dated In Family History: October
Thanks for reading, Family Connections

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mystery Photo Of Four Children: Who could They Have Been?

Who are the children in this photo? It's a  mystery.

This photo is of  Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.
Daughter of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

I was looking at the children in the above photo. And I thought about Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON's children. Are these children of Ezekiel's and Isabella's?

On the 1930 census Ezekiel and Isabella were listed with 5 children.
All born in Colorado.

Nathan NICKERSON born about 1922
Katherine was listed as Nathian. Error on census.

Vivian NICKERSON born about 1923
Lankford NICKERSON born about 1924
Betina NICKERSON born about 1927
Robert NICKERSON born about 1928

I believe that Ezekiel and Isabella had other children after 1930. As I was searching, I came across a Bettie NICKERSON in TX with her Aunt Ruth WHITE. Ruth was listed on Ezekiel's funeral home info as next of Kin.

After farther searching, I discovered that Ruth's maiden name was what I thought. It was Nickerson. She was Ezekiel's sister.

I was searching for Betina Nickerson  on a census record. I came across Bettie NICKERSON. She was one of four NICKERSON children listed with the WHITE household in TX. All were born in Colorado. Bettie could have been Betina.


Isabella Nickerson passed on Sept 15, 1938. On the funeral home info it stated that the baby was in the casket with Isabella. One can assume that Isabella give birth and died afterward.

I had always thought that when I read, "child was in the casket" with Isabella, and that Isabella died after giving birth.  On December 5, 2013, I came across a death record of Freddie NICKARSON. He passed on April 9, 1941. Ruth White was the informat on the death record.

I checked to see who his parents were. E. W. Nickerson from Denver, Colorado and Elizabeth Langford from St. Joseph, Missouri.  I thought to myself and wondered. That's Ezekiel's and Isabella's son. He was born in Sept 15, 1938. So, it appears that Isabella had more than one baby before she passed on. Twins perhaps.

It appears that Ruth White cared for the four NICKERSON children after Ezekiel couldn't. Perhaps that was why the children were with Ruth and her husband in 1940. I can't locate where E.W. Nickerson was in 1940. That still leaves a question.  Why was Isabella's name listed as Elizabeth who was from St. Joseph, MO?

As for the above photo, the children could have been the NICKERSONs. The young boy does look like Isabella. The girls look like sisters. 

I came across  a photo  of Freddie NICKERSON as a child. The year of Freddie birth on the 1930 census was about 1935. But on his birth record the year was 1938. I don't think that there were two Freddies.

Also, Leona the youngest child, she was listed for her year of birth as about 1939. She could have been born in 1938. I don't think  Isabella had triplets.  It could have been. Leona, Freddie were the same age on the 1940  census.

 Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON was the sister of Leo LANKFORD. The photo of the children were found in the home of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD./ LANKFARD.

Family Mysteries are fun. I'm not for sure who the children were in the photo. But the description matches the NICKERSONs. How knows? It could be someone else children. They all look like siblings. But who's? Could they have been Ruth (NICKERSON) WHITE's children?

What about the connections between the 1930 and 1940 census? It give clues to who some of the NICKERSONs where about. I discovered that Nathan NICKERSON passed on in 2007 in Oregon . According to his obituary, he had a sister name Doris. And brother named Robert NICKERSON. Nathan Nickerson was born in Colorado.

I don't know any additional info on the E.W. and Isabella NICKERSON's Children. I'm hoping that some of the NICKERSON descendants will come across this blog. I have come across photos of Nathan NICKERSON and one I believe was of Vivian NICKERSON.  Nathan looked like his father.

Thanks for reading: Family Connections
S.A. Blakley

Saturday, September 13, 2014

In Loving Memory Of Mary Jane (Blakey) Ligthner And Lucinda Mary (Kinney) Blakey

This photo of Mary Jane (Blakey) Lightner was taken in July of 1985 in her home in Yankton, South Dakota.
She was  the daughter of Leroy Everette Blakey and Thelma Jane Trudell. Mary was married James Zell Lightner.  
Mary Jane Lightner passed on September 15, 2003. She was one of my South Dakota cousin. I first got in contact with her during the Summer of 1981. We corresponded with one another through the mail.

 I was searching for my Blakey Family Connections. Mary Jane and her Grandmother, Lucinda Mary (Kinney) Blakey were helping me on my search. Through our correspondence, Mary Jane in visited me to come to Yankton. I met Mary and some of her family on Saturday, October 31, 1981 in Yankton.

I'm so thankful that my cousin, Mary and my Great Aunt Mary took the time to help me on my family quest. They shared with me what they knew about the Blakey family history. I heard some things I didn't know about my Great Grandfather, Isaac Blakey. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to travel to South Dakota to met them in 1981.

 As I look back on that day, I have come across more info on my Blakey Family Connections. I don't think I could have made it this far in my journey without the help of my cousin Mary and Great Mary. I learned a lot on that visit.

I thank God for the people he has placed in my life to assist me on my family history journey. There were some who help me so dearly. They gave my inspiration to continue on my search.

Cousin, Mary Jane and Great Aunt Mary are missed. But not forgotton.  I believe that we will see one another again. Thank God for family reunions.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Making New Discoveries Along The Journey

Welcome to September!

Happy Labor Day U.S.A.!
Wishing all a Safe and Happy Labor Day!
May you have a wonderful month of September.

As for my Family Connections journey:
I've been making a lot of new discoveries.
It's been a great joy.
I'm needing to do some updates.
I'm hoping to find more clues.
Here's In Family History: September
There are updates from when this was first posted in 2013.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Anna Alice Lankford Smith And Charles Edward Lankford

Anna with her brother, Charles Lankford.
The dog could have been the family pet.
Anna and Charles were the children of Robert Louis and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford.

Anna was married to Christopher Columbus SMITH.
Charles was married to Meta Huges.

Friday, August 1, 2014

In Family History: August

Welcome to August!

In Remembrance of Birth Days and Death Dates: Family Connections

In August of 1859 ~  John / William WASHINGTON Jr was believed to have been born. He was the son of William / John WASHINGTON.

In August of 1869 ~ Nannie WASHINGTON was believed to have been born. She was the daughter of  John /William WASHINGTON and Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON

In August of 1890~  William  Charles "Willie" HENDRED was believe to have been born. He was the son of  George HENDRED and Ellen (LOVE / WASHINGTON) HENDRED

On August 1 ~ Corrine O. HAYES born in 1910.
She was the wife of Levi HAYES

On August 1 ~ Cleavie (HILL) WHITE passed on in 1994.
She was the wife of Rev. Thomas A. WHITE.

On August 2 ~ Japlin DADE was born in 1866.
He was the son of Louis Newton DADE and Mary (VENOY) DADE.

On August 3 ~  Leroy Everette BLAKEY Sr. was born in 1919.
He was the son of Spencer BLAKEY Sr. and Lucinda Mary (KINNEY) BLAKEY

On August 3 ~ Spencer BLAKEY Jr was born in 1922.
He was the son of Spencer BLAKEY Sr. and Lucinda Mary (KINNEY) BLAKEY.

On August 3 ~ Otis C. HAYES Jr, was born in 1928. 
He was the son of Otis C. HAYES Sr. and Jane (WHITE) HAYES.

On August 5  ~ Robert Lee DADE was born in 1917.

On August 6 ~  William MORRIS was born in 1911.

On August 6Oscar CRAIG passed on in 1941.
He was the husband of Odell (WHITE) CRAIG.

On August 6 ~  Margaret (CASON) BLAKEY passed on in 1972.
She was the wife of Ollie BLAKEY.

On August 6 ~
Marie L. (HENDRED) CRAYTON was born in 1916.

On August 8 ~ Archie Cole JONES Jr. was born in 1932.
He was the son of Archie C. JONES Sr and Margaret (MORRIS) JONES DRIVER

On August 9 ~
Gilbert Larine GUYTON born in 1946.

On August 11 ~  Clora WHITE was born 1908.

On August 11 ~ Otto S. CLAY passed on in 1979.
He was the husband of Ruby Dee (MANLEY) CLAY.

On August 12 ~  Robert Lee DADE passed on August 12, 1982.

On August 12Manfrerd HENDERED passed on in 2002.
He was the son of Isaac and Elise (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

On August 17 ~ Thomas Lionel TERRILL passed on in 1928.
He was the son of Ledrew TERRILL and Willie (WHITE) TERRILL WINFREY.

On August 18 ~ Betty Lou (HENDRED) EWING passed on in 2004.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Elise (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

On August 18 ~ Linda Ann BLAKEY passed on in 1990.
She was the daughter of Spencer BLAKEY and Leona (JOHNSON) BLAKEY.

On August 19  ~ Artie William MANLEY and Archie MANLEY were born in 1911.
They were the twin sons of William Arthur "Doc" MANLEY and Luella (HENDRED) MANLEY

On August 19 ~ Mary (VERNOY) DADE passed on in 1915.
She was the wife of Louis Newton DADE.

On August 20 ~ Unnamed DADE born in 1911. 

On August 22 ~ Elizabeth (WHITE) GETHERS was born in 1923.
She was the daughter of Tony WHITE

On August 22 ~ Unnamed DADE passed on in 1911.

On August 24 ~ Inez E. BLAKEY was born in 1907
She was the wife of Lawhorn BLAKEY.

On August 25 ~ Hattie (WHITE) JACKSON was born in 1906.
She was the daughter of Richard and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.

On August 25 ~ John C. NELSON was born in 1907.
He was the grandson of Anna (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS

On August 25 ~ Kathryn (BLAKEY) CHURCH passed on in 1988.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.

On August 28 ~ Horace W. HENDRED born 1922.
He was the son of Isaac and Elise (MASHALL) HENDRED.

On August 28 ~ Charles BARTLETT was born in 1866.

On August 29 ~ Katherine A. "Katie" (ROBINSON) PEYTON was born in 1902.
She was the wife of Dr. Wade H. PEYTON Jr.

On August 26 ~ Betina "Betty" NICKERSON was born in 1926.
She was the daughter of Ezekiel and Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.

On August 29 ~ Rachel Darlene (BLAKEY) CARTER passed on in 1994.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.

On August 30 ~ Edna Mae "Edner" (BLAKEY) JACKSON BENTLEY was born in 1896.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY.

On August 30 ~ Comezell WALKER Sr. was born in 1922.
He was the husband of J. L. (LANKFORD) WALKER WILSON

On August 31  ~ Theodore "Rob" BLAKEY was born in 1925.
He was the son of Henry BLAKEY and Elizabeth (FRISTOE) BLAKEY.

On August 31 ~ Lucille (BLAKEY) LATIMER passed on in 1987.
She was the daughter of Spencer BLAKEY

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Interesting Findings And More To Come

It's been a very interesting month of July. I've made some more breakthroughs on Family Connections. I'm coming across more than I have expected.

I hope to continue to find more leads. I believe that there is more to explore and discover. What a month it has been. Thank you, Jesus!

I'm thankful for  those who have been helping me along the journey. I hope people will come across more on their ancestors. I hope to find more Family Connections.
Hope all had a wonderful month of July.
God bless.  Take care!

Thanks for reading,
S.A. Blakley