Monday, March 28, 2016

The Two Became One

 My parents eloped.

My parents were married on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1937.
 To this union they had 15 sons and 4 daughters. All single birth.
I thank God for my parents and siblings. We are blessed.

My mother on the Washington Allen Lankford / Lankfard Family Connections
My father on  the Bartlett Lyle Blakey / Blakley Family Connections

Monday, March 21, 2016

Who Was Chas Langford? (1885 - 1937)

 CHAS LANGFORD
(1885 - 1937)
I came across this tombstone a while ago. I can't recall the year. Perhaps, it was between 1989 to 2000.  I was walking and looking for graves in the sections where my relatives were buried.  While I was there, I took photos of all the surnames of Lankford, Lankfard and Langford that I could find.

Back when I came across the above tombstone, I thought that he was a relative. I checked the Missouri Death records. I couldn't locate this Chas Langford.  But, as I came across more info, he didn't match up with my relatives.

Well, that was what I thought. Through years of searching, I stumbled across  more information in February 2016. This Chas Langford was related to my family.  But, it's ironic. There were some things on the tombstone that didn't match up.

How strange. I had forgotten all about this photo. It wasn't until the week I came across that info on Charles that this photo came to my thinking.  And I thought as I saw it again, This was Charles Edward Lankford / Lankfard's tombstone.  He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANFORD / LANKFARD.

Another mystery uncovered. I don't know why Charles' surname was spelled LANGFORD. He's birth year was incorrect. He was born in the year 1890. I was 5 years older according to the tombstone. 

The only thing that I can think of....the informant on Charles' death info gave this info. I'm assuming that this person was Charles' 2nd wife whose name was Lula. The burial place was incorrect as well. Charles was buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri not in  Greenville Cemetery.

I hope to find more on this Lula Langford. Now, I have another mystery.  I can't locate any more info on this Lula. It's strange. There were 2 other Lula Lankford's in this family. So many same name relatives.

Thanks for reading.
Who Was Chas Langford?
Here's another blog on Chas.
a.k.a Charles Edward Lankfard
S.A. Blakley

Monday, March 7, 2016

Siblings: Charles Edward Lankfard and Isabella V. Lankford Nickerson

 
Mr. Charles Edward Lankfard
Mrs. Isabella V. (Lankford) Nickerson  
Through the years of searching, I discovered more about Charles E. Lankfard and Isabella Nickerson.  They were two of the children of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) Lankford / Lankfard.   Both were born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Both married and had off springs.

I've discovered that Isabella passed on Sept 15, 1938 due to complication of giving birth to twins.  She was buried with one of  her babies in Denver, Colorado. Her husband, Ezekiel Nickerson passed in 1942. I don't know when but, the Nickerson younger children lived with their Aunt Ruth NICKERSON WHITE in  Texas. Ezekiel wasn't able to care for his children due to his illness.

 I came across more info on Charles during late February of 2016. I stumble across info and discovered that he passed on Sept 13, 1937 in Manhattan, New York. He was married to a lady by the name of Lula. Charles' body was brought back to St. Joseph, MO for burial.

It's sad to discover that these siblings passed with a year and two days apart.  Charles, at age 47, was the first adult sibling to pass. Isabella, at age 40, was the first adult sister to pass. Their lives were cut too short.

I've come across some of Isabella's descendants on facebook. Charles had descendants by his  first wife, Meta (HUGHES) LANKFARD BEARD. Their daughter was Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON HILL. Lelia had a son named Charles LANKFORD. I hope come across some of Charles Edward LANKFARD's descendants.

I'm still searching for info on the deaths of the other siblings: Frederick A. LANKFARD, Nymadula "Nym" LANKFARD and  Anna Alice (LANKFORD) SMIITH.  Frederick and Nym most likely passed in NY. Anna Alice passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. The info on these siblings has been hard to track down.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March In Remembrance : The BARTLETT Family Connections

 
Some of The Descendants of Elias W. BARTLETT Sr:
1st Wife Rachel, 2nd Wife Harriett

 My dad's father's side is on another website.
March In Remembrance: The Blakey / Blakley WHITE Family Connections

Below info is on my dad's mother's side: The BARTLETT Family Connections.

 . ~ On March 1, 1942 ~ Jackson William HORAN passed in Chillicothe Livingston County Missouri. He was the husband of Lucy E. (BARTLETT) MOSSELL GROSS HORAN.

~ On March 1, 2004 ~ Lawrence John "Larry" CANFIELD passed in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina. He was son of Vernon and Harriett CANFIELD. Larry was the husband of Tanya J. (BLAKLEY) GRASSNICK.

~ On March 6, 1906 ~ Isaac BLAKLEY was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of John BLAKEY/ BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE. He was the husband of Anna C. (LANKFORD) BLAKLEY.

On March 6, 1935 ~ Vernon DUKE passed in Rice, Minnesota. He was the son of Clarence Oliver DUKE and Uldene Frances (YOUNGER) DUKE.

~ On March 7, 1929 ~ Juanita / Wauneta (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was the daughter of Elias W. BARTLETT Sr. and Harriett (HOOPER) BARTLETT.

~ On March, 9, 1918 ~ "Baby Boy" BLAKLEY passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. (He was born on March 12, 1917.) He was the son of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

~ On March 12, 1954 ~ Katherine A. "Katie (ROBINSON) PEYTON passed in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee . She was the wife of Wade Hampton PEYTON Jr.

On March 12, 1985 ~ Wade Hampton PEYTON, III passed in Alameda, California. He was the son of Wade H. PEYTON Jr. and Katherine A / "Katie" (ROBINSON) PEYTON.

~ On March 13, 2002 ~ Pvt Amer Nazif LYLE passed. He was the son of Faris C. LYLE and Catherine (STRANGE) LYLE.
  
~ On March 17, 1909 ~ Cecil BLAKEY was passed in St. Joseph, Missouri.. She was the daughter of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

  Happy Spring! Spring Equinox 
 March 20, 12:30 A.M. EDT
March 19,  11:30 P.M. CST

~ On March 25, 1980 ~ Cora WILLIAMS HINCH BLAKEY was born in Missouri. She was the  wife of Paul BLAKLEY, son of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie BARTLETT BLAKLEY LYLE.

                                             In Remembrance: ~ On March 28, 1937 ~
 My parents, David and Lula were married in Troy, Kansas.
David, the son of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE

~ On March 30, 1900 ~ Chancey Harold BARTLETT was born in Missouri. He was the son of Charles BARTLETT and  Isabelle / Isabella (QUEENSBERRY) BARTLETT. 

March In Remembrance: The OVINGTON DADE Family Connectons

Welcome to March!  Blessings to all. 
I hope you come across some family connections.
Enjoy your journey in the month of March!

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

In Remembrance: Family History March:
Some of the Descendants of Isaac DADE and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE
This info is on my mother's father's mother's side.  

~ Some time in March of 1973 ~ Florence HENDRED COBY AMBERS passed in Fort Madison
Lee County Iowa. She was the daughter of George HENDRED
and Ellen (LOVE WASHINGTON )HENDRED. 

~ On March 1, 1984 ~ Barney Dewey KING passed in Los Angeles, California. He was the husband of Hazel (DADE) KING.

~ On March 1, 2004 ~ Lawrence John "Larry" CANFIELD passed in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina. He was son of Vernon and Harriett CANFIELD. Larry was the husband of Tanya J. (BLAKLEY)

On March 3, 2006 ~ Marjorie M. (RICHARDS) DADE passed on in Quincy, Adams, Illinois. She was the wife of Clarence N. DADE.

~ On March 4, 2009 ~ Charles "Puffy" LANKFORD passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Louis "Add" LANKFORD and Elizabeth Sarah (WRIGHT) LANKFORD.

On March 5, 1943 ~ Ralph Louis CLAY Jr. was born in Quincy, Illinois. He was the son of Ralph Cecil CLAY and Doris Ivy (MANLEY) CLAY.

~ On March 6, 1906 ~ Isaac BLAKLEY was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of John BLAKEY/ BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE. He was the husband of Anna C. (LANKFORD) BLAKLEY.

~ On March 6, 1924 ~ Leo "Sam" LANKFORD Jr. was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD. He was the husband of Lois (STEWART) LANKFORD HILL.

On March 6, 1947 ~ Nesbeth Inez (HENDRED) REYNOLDS was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was the daughter of Raymond O. HENDRED and Berenice (AKERS) HENDRED.

On March 7, 1934 ~ Maurice JACKSON was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Ambrose W. JACKSON Sr. and Thelma Rowena (LANKFORD) JACKSON. Maurice was the twin of Maureen JACKSON.

~ On March 9, 1877 ~ Louetta (ROBINSON) DADE was born in La Grande, Missouri. She was the daughter of Phil ROBINSON and Sarah (MASON) ROBIINSON. Louetta was the wife of Noar Den / Dennie DADE.

~ On March 9, 2010 ~ Lola Lee PITTS) HENDRED passed in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was the daughter of James Albert PITTS and Camellia (GIBSON) BUNDY PITTS. Lola married Marshall HENDRED.

On March 10, 1934 ~ Maurice JACKSON passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Ambrose W. JACKSON Sr. and Thelma Rowena (LANKFORD) JACKSON. He was the twin of Maureen JACKSON.

~ On March 11, 1923, ~ Geraldine Margaret / Marguerite (OVERTON) HENDRED was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was the wife of Raymond / Ray Olin HENDRED.

~ On March 11,1956 ~ Michael Leon DILLIGARD was born. He was the husband of Donna Jean (CLAY) DILLIGARD.

~ On March 12, 1918 ~ Lula Neal MADISON passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. Lula N. Madison was the daughter of William MADISON Sr. and Lula Mae (LANKFORD) MADISON.

On March 14, 1922 ~ Sarah Belle (LANKFORD) JOHNSON was born in St. Joseph, MO She was the daughter of Leo LANKFORD Sr. / LANKFARD and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD LANKFARD. Sarah was the wife of Rev Aile J. JOHNSON.

On March 14, 1970 ~ Julia Mary (BROWN) COLLINS passed in Columbia Missouri. She was the daughter of Charles W. BROWN and Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth (DADE) BROWN.

~ On March 16, 1939 ~ Melvin Milford COLLINS Jr. was born in Moberly, Missouri. He was the son of Melvin Milford "Trix" Collins Sr. and Julia Mary (BROWN) COLLINS.

~ On March 16, 1958 ~ Teresa "Terrie" Maxine CRADDOCK was born in Atchison, Kansas. She was the daughter of Harry and Raylotha Banks Craddock. Her birth father, David Thomas . Her birth mother, Betty Garcia. (Terrie on BLAKLEY Family Connections)

~ On March 19, 1897 ~ David WASHINGTON Sr. passed in Missouri. He was the husband on Louisa Jane "Janie" (DADE) WASHINGTON.

~ On March 19, 1911~ Robert Louis Lankford MADISON and Charlotte (MADISON) WILLIAMS were born in St. Joseph, Missouri. They were the twins of William Sr. and Lula (LANKFORD) MADISON.  Robert was the husband of Gertrude (MOORE) MADISON. Charlotta was the wife of Ernest WILLIAMS.

Happy Spring! Spring Equinox 
 March 20, 12:30 A.M. EDT
March 19,  11:30 P.M. CST

~ On March 20, 1891 ~ John Wesley DADE was born in Lewis County Missouri. He was the son of Louis and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE. John was the husband of Helen N. HOLDER DADE.

One hundred years ago on March 20, 1916 ~ Lula Neal MADISON was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Lula Neal was the daughter of William MADISON Sr. and Lula Mae (LANKFORD) MADISON

~ On March 23, 1926 ~ Harry Lewis GARR Jr. was born in Missouri. He was the son of Harry Lewis GARR Sr. and Evelyn / Eva Lena (MANLEY) GARR.
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~ On March 23, 1950 ~ Gary Lee LANKFORD was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Leo LANKFORD Jr. and Lois (STEWART) LANKFORD - HILL. Gary changed his name to Ghalee Askia MUHAMMAD.

On March 24, 1976 ~ Robert Lewis "Lank" MADISON passed.  He was the son of William and Lula (LANKFORD) MADISON.

On March 24, 1924 ~ Thelma Marie JACKSON was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was the daughter of Ambrose W. JACKSON Sr. and Thelma Rowena (LANKFORD) JACKSON.

~ On March 25, 1891 ~ Alie J. JOHNSON was born in Mississippi.  He was the husband of Sarah Belle (LANKFORD) JOHNSON.

~ On March 25, 1940 ~ Lewis Edgar TATE passed in Monticello, Lewis, Missouri. He was the son of Edgar L. TATE and Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE.

~ On March 26, 1927 ~ Betty Lou (HENDERED) EWING was born in Knox County Missouri. She was the daughter of Isaac and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

~ On March 27, 2011 ~ Robert Leon "Big Bobby" FARMER passed in St. Joseph, Missouri He was the son of William FARMER JR. and Leola (LANKFORD) FARMER.

~ On March 27, 1970 ~ Jacob Harvey EDUNIJOBI was born in Minnesota. He was the son of Jacob Afolabi EDUNJOBI and Patricia (Pasty) Lynette (LANKFORD) EDUNJOBI.                                         
  ~ In Remembrance: On March 28, 1937 ~ 
My parents David and Lula were married in Troy, Kansas.
Lula was the great granddaughter of Isaac and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE.
 
~ On March 28, 1872 ~ William "Willie" WASHINGTON was born in Missouri. He was the son of David and Louisa Jane "Janie" (DADE) WASHINGTON.

~ On March 30, 1908 ~ Joshua Randolph MADISON was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of William and Lula (LANKFORD) MADISON.

~ On March 31, 1949 ~ James J. WESTON Jr. He was the son of James WESTON Sr and Lucy (FINDLY) WESTON. James Jr. was the husband of Betty Marie (LANKFORD) WESTON.