Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Thanks: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
Enter into the season of Thanksgiving as we move toward the New Year.
Remember, Thanksgiving isn't just one day out of a year. It's every day.
Blessings to you.
Seasons Greetings.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Walters Connections: Mary Walters Nelson

Mary WALTERS NELSON was the daughter of Thornton Walters and Anna Laura (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS. There is little known about Mary. According to the 1910 census Mary was a widow. She was born about 1890 in Missouri. Mary had a brother named Joseph Walters. They had a half sister named Mary Frances (Allen) LANKFORD.

It's unique that both sisters were named Mary. Mary Walters Nelson's first name may have been Bonita. Mary Frances (Allen) was married with the name Mary Walters. It could have been that Mary Frances grow up the the Walters name as a small child.

I've searched the 1900 census record for the Allen/ Walters Family. I haven't found them. I search the 1910 census record. Mary aged about 20 was listed with her mother, Laura and brother, Joseph. However, their surname was Nathan. It was an error in the index. The surname was spelled Walters on the census. Also Mary's son, John C. Nelson (at about age 2) was listed. (Leo and Mary Lankford were listed in the same household. )

On the 1920 census record Mary / Bonita wasn't listed. Mary's son, John C. Nelson at about age 12 was listed with his Grandma Laura Walters. Perhaps Mary / Bonita passed away and Laura was rasing John. On the 1930 census John was listed with his Grandma Laura. John was listed as divorced.

I hope I could find more on Mary/ Bonita Walters Nelson. As for her son, John. He married his 2nd wife Arletta Windrow (1908 - 1985) Arletta had a daughter named, Gardenia ?

John passed away on November 1, 1975 in Atchison, Atchison County in Kansas.  On October 3, 2011, I sent off for a copy of John's death record. According to the policy for Kansas Vital request was deny. The reason; John's  death wasn't before 1940.

Since I don't know if John had any children, John's parents name will remind a mystery. I don't know when the public will be able to obtain death records after 1940 in Kansas. I believe that John's parents where on the death record.

I hope that this information was of some help to the lineage of Mary/ Bonita Walters Nelson. Perhaps the day will come when the mystery of Who John C. Nelson's parents will be revealed. Or perhaps come one will uncover the mystery.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Grace In The Waiting

A century passed Since my father's birth
Grace in the waiting God's creation earth

People all around Making up the whole
Centuries to centuries Jesus saving souls

Grace in the waiting To meet Jesus Christ
By faith comes receive No special device

Ancestors clear back All centuries that passed
Grace In The Waiting To the very last

Thanks for reading.
Poem #1729

Idea 17 May 2012
Foot of Bed 10:22 PM
Re read 22 March 2013
13 Nov 2013 Made some changes

A Century Ago

Jennie (BARTLET) BLAKLEY gave birth to a son, David Nov 13, 1913.
John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY Sr. was David's father.  
David William Blakley Sr.
November 13, 1913 - Octobrer 7, 1998
My father was said to have been born on this date back in 1913. He always celebrated his birthday on November 13th. Through the years and what my father told me, that his brother Isaac Blakley told him that he was not born in November. According to the 1920 census record, my father was born some time in September of 1913.

Discoveries While On The Family History Journey,
A Century Ago


Monday, November 11, 2013

With Honor

Happy Veterans' Day!

To those who served and are serving...
Thanks for your service and sacrifice.
May God bless you.

As I've been searching the family history, I found more relatives who served in the U.S. Military. It's an honor to have and have had relatives to service for our country.

Here are some who have passed. Some are buried next to their spouse. 
My Find A Grave Project

Friday, November 1, 2013

Isaac Blakey: Private Isaac Blaker: Civil War 1863 - 1866

Isaac Blakey

Enlisted on Nov 1, 1863
Discharged May of 1866

In Family History: November

Family Connections: Birth Dates / Death Dates / Misc

Nov, 1, 1863
Isaac BLAKEY enlisted into the Union Army in Natchez MS.
His name was Private Isaac BLAKER. Isaac was the son of Andrew and Julia WHITE.
Isaac was the husband of Martha (SCOTT) BLAKEY
Isaac was the husband of Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY

Nov 1, 1956
Pvt Amer N. LYLE
was born.
He was the son of Faris and Catherine (STRANGE) LYLE.

Nov 1, 1975
passed on.
He was the grandson of Thorton WALTERS and Anna Laura (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS.  John was the husband Arletta (WINROW) NELSON.

Nov 3, 1910
passed on. His surnames was spelled HENDREDS on his death record.
He was the son of George HENDRED and Ellen (LOVE/ WASHINGTON) HENDRED.

Nov 4

Nov 5 ----

Nov 6, 1992
Elizabeth Toni (WHITE) GETHERS
passed on.
She was the daughter of Tony WHITE and Georgia (LEE) WHITE.

Nov 7, 1928
William "Willie" Leslie TERRILL was born.
He was the son of Ledrew TERRILL and Willie Margaret (WHITE) WINFREY.

Nov 7, 1975
passed on.
She was the daughter of Robert ALLEN and Anna Laura (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS.Mary was the wife of Leo LANKFORD/ LANKFARD.

Nov 7, 1997
Pamela Kaye (STOCK) ADAMS
passed on.
She was the daughter of Robert STOCK Sr and Phillis Ann (BLAKEY) STOCK THORNTON.

Nov 8, 1882
Benjamin WASHINGTON was born.
He was the son of David and Louisa Janie (DADE) WASHINGTON.

Nov 8, 1896
Tony WHITE was born.
He was the son of Richard and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.
Tony was the husband of Georgia (LEE) WHITE and Clora (?) WHITE

Nov 9, ----

Nov 10, ----

Nov 11, 1901
Euguene WHITE Sr was born.
He was the son of Richard and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.

Nov 11, 1920
Dorothy (EDWARDS) BLAKEY was born in Canada.
She was the daughter of  Jefferson EDWARDS and Martha (MURPHY) EDWARDS.
Dorothy was the wife of Theodore "Ted" BLAKEY.

Nov 12, 1972
passed on.
He was the son of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY.

Nov 13, 1913
David W. BLAKLEY was believed to have been born in Sept of 1913. He celebrated his birth on Nov 13th. He was the son of John BLAKEY BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

Nov 14, 1919
passed on in St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was the husband of Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

Nov 14, 1979
Catherine "Katie" Louise (?) BLAKEY
passed on.
She was the wife of Paul BLAKEY who was the son of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.Nov 15, 1924
Lankford NICKERSON was born.
He was the son of Eziekel and Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.

Nov 15, 1934
Isaac Richard BLAKLEY was born in St. Paul MN.
He was the son of Isaac and Anna (LANKFORD) BLAKLEY.

Nov 15, 1987
passed on.
She was the daughter of Harold CHAMBERLIN and Vivian CHAMBERLIN.
Nancy was the wife of G. BLAKLEY.

Nov 16,1836
Mary Ann (DADE) MADISON was born.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE.
Mary was the wife of George MADISON.

Nov 17, 1940
Judith Ann "Judy" BLAKEY was born.
She was the daughter of Rev Isaac R. BLAKEY and Arlee L. (BULLARD) BLAKEY.

Nov 18, ---

Nov 19, 1981
passed on.
She was the wife of James Pittsburg BLAKEY.

Nov 20,----

Nov 21, 1954
passed on in Sacramento California.
She was the widow of (?) BENTLEY. She was the wife of Jordan BLAKEY
She was the wife of Archie BLAKEY.

Nov 22, 1945
Rena "Rennie" (WHITE) HOUSTON
passed on in.
She was the daughter of Richard and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.She was the wife of Edward HOUSTON.

Nov 23 ----

Nov 24, ----

Nov 25, 1943
Archie T. BLAKEY
passed on in Sacramento, California.
He was the son of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY.

Nov 25, 1950
passed on.
She was the daughter of Rosa Anne WASHINGTON and George HAZELWOOD

Nov 26 ---

Nov 27, 1916
John WASHINGTON passed
He was the son of David and Louisa "Janei" (DADE) WASHINGTON.

Nov 27, 1916
was passed on.
He was the son of Rev Thomas A. WHITE and Mary Lee (TOOLEY) WHITE.

Nov 28, 1907
Marshall HENDRED was born.
He was the son of Isaac and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

Nov 28, 1954
passed on in Yankton, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of  John B. TRUDELL and Nellie M. (EASTMAN) TRUDELL.
Thelma was the wife of Leroy E. BLAKEY Sr.

Nov 28, 1991
passed on.
He was the husband of Mary Jane (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON.

Nov 29, 1882
George T. ARMSTRONG was born in Platte City, Missouri .
He was the son of  George W. ARMSTRONG and Maggie (BROWN) ARMSTRONG.
George T. was the husband of Juantia (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG.

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