Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Reviewing Family History: Making New Discoveries

Welcome to the Month Of April! 
Hope that you're enjoying Spring!
May you have a Happy Springtime!

I've been searching online newspapers for family connections.
I've been coming across more than I expected.
I'm going back over some of what I compiled over the years.
It's been a task in doing.
I'm making new discoveries as I'm reviewing family history.

Here are the In Remembrance: In Family History for April
Hope you see some Family Connections.

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley
Here was what I discovered last April of 2014!

Continued to compile photos in files on computer

Searching for a Nym and Irene LANKFORD
Located a Mrs. Irene LANGFORD :in New York City's directories: 1931 and 1960
Not for sure if she was the correct Irene who was married to Nym.
Continued to search for info on Nym LANKFORD

NOTE that a Donald OSBORNE passed in 2003.
Donald was the husband of  Geneva Sue Williams.
Geneva was the daughter of  Adrell and Haddie (MANLEY) WILLIAMS

Googling BLAKEY:
Came across a Dr. Joan BLAKEY

Copied emails:  Family info

Came across an article on Arthur BLAKEY in MN
He was crowned Winter Carnival King

Received some info on Colleen Mae (THOMAS) BLAKEY (1921- 1990)
Source from a relative: Colleen was the wife of Spencer BLAKEY Jr.
Searched for info on Colleen THOMAS
Found her on the 1940 Census with parents and siblings.
Created a memorial for Colleen Mae (THOMAS) BLAKEY
Added info to Spencer and Colleen's memorials on Find A Grave

Question: were Ernest HAYES and Edward HAYES brothers?
Discovered the two together listed on a census.
Ernest's name on census was William.

Came across info on Brooke BLAKEY.

Copied South Dakota grave stones photo list

Came across info on Rubeina "Ruby" BLAKEY.
She was the wife of Jordan BLAKEY.
Ruby was the President of Ann Arbor Michigan Women's Federation
She lived at 910 Green.

Some of The South Dakota Census were released
Searching for BLAKEYs, GREENs, BENTLEYs, JACKSONs etc.

Searching the Censuses From April 18 - 30, 2014
Finding order of family members.
Note when they came to Yankton, South, Dakota:

Jordan BLAKEY                                 1911
Ernest and Martha HAYES                 1913
Spencer BLAKEY                               1906
Henry and Mary BLAKEY                 1905
Edward and Lillie HAYES                  1913

Copied info from the 1915 SD Census Index of BLAKEY, GREEN, etc.

Found South Dakota Tombstone of Ernest W. HAYES.
Ernest was the husband of Martha BLAKEY HAYES.

Found Margaret and Ollie BLAKEY on South Dakota census

NOTE: Roberta (LANKFORD) HILL KEELING passed on April 26, 2014
She was the daughter of Robert Louis  LANKFARD and Grace (SMITH) LANKFORD
Robert L. LANKFARD was the son of Leo LANKFORD/ LANKFARD and

Journaling on the South Dakota BLAKEY Family Connections

Continued searching the order of family members on the SD censuses
Came across more names: BLAKEY children of Isaac and Maggie, Henry and Mary

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