Friday, May 1, 2015

Keeping Family History Alive

Happy Month Of May!

How does that old saying go?
April showers bring May flowers.
Thank God for Springtime and the rain!

Hope you have a wonderful month.
May we keep our family history alive.
And may it be persevered for future generations.

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

In Remembrance: In Family History: May 

My discoveries during the month of May 2014

I continued to search the South Dakota 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945 censuses
I traced the order of BLAKEYs, HAYES, and GREEN Families on censuses
I came across other BLAKEYs. Francis, Pete, Helen, David and two others
I was matching up the names in line with the families on censuses.
I came across the surname BLAKEY spelled as BLAKIE

I came across birth records of BLAKEYS / HAYES in South Dakota

Attended Roberta LANKFORD HILL KEELING's funeral

Made more Family Connections through the South Dakota censuses
Discovered that Ollie GREEN was ordained as Rev. in April of 1924
He married John Cecil CARTER and Rachel BLAKEY

Raymond H. BLAKEY passed on January 2, 1951

Note that John Clarence LATIMER passed on May 14, 1976
Came across a Sharon Lee JONES ROBINSON

Came across these names to search:
Carrie DADE

Came across info from censuses
James BLAKE born in MO 1922
Maggie BLAKEY from Jordan Creek MO
Nettie HOLIDAY year ? 1929

Searched South Dakota Death / Birth Records and made some discoveries
Olive GREEN who passed on March 17, 1945
Mary GREEN who passed on February 17, 1949.
Pearline BLAKEY was born on August 1, 1911
Barry  Edward JACKSON born in 1959

Found Laura BLAKEY's tombstone on Find A Grave
Received transfers of memorials on Find A Grave
Got permission to use photos of tombstones
Pearline BLAKEY

John Cecil CARTER
Amer N. LYLE

Found on Find A Grave
Robert Lee DADE (1917 -2001)
Kevin Arthur PRICE (1960 - 2011)
Couldn't get transfer of
James Adam BAILEY , he married Zella B. HENDREDS
He was the son of Abille and Lola (WHITE) BAILEY

Came across Denver Colorado marriage record
Ezekiel NICKERSON married Isabella LANKFORD on August 16, 1920.
Note another LANKFORD married in Colorado

Searching the surname LEVELLS different spellings LABELS, LEAVLS

Continuing to surnames on South Dakota Censuses: 1915 , 1925
 The HAYES who lived near relatives...came across more names.

Discovered N. LYLES info on Faris LYLE's religious: Muslim

Discovered : Female child born on September 15, 1913
Mother: BLAKEY Father HAYES ~ Martha / Ernest HAYES
Comparing HAYES' children's names with those on censuses

Trying to connect Spencer WHITE as son of Andrew and Julia WHITE.
Spencer passed in 1929 in Moberly, Missouri.

Searching info on Victor REED.

Cousin from CA called

Cousin, Amayah Naavah Thomas was born 25 May
Adding more names on the BLAKEY Family Connections
Adding credits to info and photos when posting on ancestry

Some Thoughts on notes:

Yankton BLAKEY Search:
Wondering who were the other BLAKEYs near the BLAKEYs in Yankton, South Dakota.

Posted a blog on Uldene YOUNGER DUKE and Gaynell YOUNGER TAYLOR:
The BARTLETT Family Connections.

Discovered a Curtis DUKE and Vernon DUKE. Vernon passed at age 11.
Info on Uldene: she could have been born in 1905 and passed on in 1991.
There was an Uldene ERVIN in MN who passed in 1991.

Hoped to receive a copy of Isaac BLAKEY's plaque from the D.C. Memorial.

Continued to blog, searching for family connections

Came across info on Ernest HAYES:
Wondering if he remarried.
An Ernest HAYES was married in 1942.
He was born in 1884

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