Thursday, May 31, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 22

Merrill Harris Alexander

Merrill was born September 11, 1909, in Jennings County, Indiana. He was the 3rd child and first son born to William Hayes and Olive Ellen Martin Alexander. He is also my Grand-Uncle.

Merrill married Bertha Bernice Killion on the 28th of July, 1928, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They lived in Seymour, Indiana and worked at the local shoe factory.

The marriage produced one daughter, Bonnie Lou Alexander, which I have written about here.

The only census that he showed up in as an adult, is the 1930 US Census. In it, he is living at 722 Euclid Avenue in Seymour, Indiana. In the house is himself listed as 'Merle', 20, his wife, Bertha, 19, and daughter Bonnie L., 8 months old. His occupation is Cutter at the Shoe Factory. Bertha is no longer working. They are living down the street from his parents.

Merrill died on the 6th of December in 1931. His cause of death was a ruptured appendix. It was a shocking death to the whole family. He was only 22 years old. He was buried in Riverview Cemetery where most of his family would later join him. His daughter was only 2. Bertha would later remarry, but I will deal with that later.

His Obituary:

Local Man Passes Away Following Illness of About One Month.

Merrill Harris Alexander, age twenty-two, 708 Centennial street, died late Friday following an illness of about five weeks. He suffered a ruptured appendix some time ago and his death was due to complications.

Merrill was born September 11, 1909, in Jennings county, the son of William H. and Ollie Alexander. He had lived in this county about 17 years and was employed as a shoe cutter.

He was married at Jeffersonville July 28, 1928, to Miss Bertha Bernice Killion, who survives. he was a member of the Red Men lodge and of the branch order of the Haymakers.

Besides the widow, he is survived by the mother: one daughter, Bonny Lou Alexander; one brother, William Harold Alexander, at home, and five sisters, Norma, Opal and Lucille, all at home; Mrs. Jimmie Jaynes, this city, and Mrs. Gladys Mails, of Los Angeles, Calif. A number of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the home and at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. A.A. Cohn, pastor, in charge. The Red Men lodge will conduct services."

My grandmother, his older sister, remembered him fondly. He did not get a chance to make a lot of memories as an adult. He was just beginning.

Birth: Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA;
Marriage: Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
1930 US Census; 1930; Census Place: Seymour, Jackson, Indiana; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0010;
Death: Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA:
Obituary: Seymour Tribune; Seymour, Indiana; Saturday, November 7, 1931; Page 1.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Back to Anna Clara Alexander-part 2

I have solved the husband problem I ran into last time. I had found a James Wright and Anna Alexander marriage document. It would have been her 2nd marriage. But I have found that there must have been two people named, Anna Alexander in the county. I will try to prove that later. The Wright/Alexander marriage took place in 1905, and I think Anna would have been listed as Anna Lane in any record at that time. She married David William Lane on December 12, 1891. They were together 29 years. He was 49 years old when he died.

I found the obituary for David Lane in the November 10, 1920 issue of the Jackson County Banner in Brownstown Indiana. Anna was his widow. His obituary was very short.

"David W. Lane was born July 4, 1871, and died November 4, 1920, aged 49 years and four months. Besides his widow he leaves six children, Clifford, Benny, Harley, Frank, Russell and Mildred. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Clarinda Lane, and two brothers, Frank and Thornt, of Terre Haute. Funeral services were conducted by E. C. Norman at Liberty church Saturday followed by burial in the Liberty cemetery. The family has our sympathy."

I was not able to find David Lane's death cert. I could possibly try at the county level instead of state.

On March 2, 1921, Anna and Ryan Fish were married. There were no children with Ryan, and he died April 16, 1947. They were together 26 years. Here is his obituary from the Seymour Tribune in Seymour, Indiana. It was published on April 16, 1947:

"Ryan Fish, 74, Dies After Long Illness

Ryan Fish, 74, life-long Jackson county resident, died this morning at the residence near Norman after an illness of a year.

He was born September 11, 1873, in Jackson county, the son of John and Elizabeth Wray Fish. He was married in March, 1921, to Anna Lane, who survives.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Liberty Church, with the Rev. Mr. McFarland in charge. Burial in Liberty Cemetery."

I did find a death cert for Ryan Fish. He died of stomach cancer. Anna was the informant. Ryan was 73 years, 7 months, and 3 days old when he died.

On August 28, 1947, Anna and Alonzo Borders, also known as Lon, were married. They probably knew each other for many years, neighbors perhaps. Maybe it was a marriage for companionship in their older years. Alonzo was 69 years old and Anna, 68. This time the marriage did not last long. Anna Clara Borders died on March 11, 1950. She was 70 years, 11 months, and 29 days old. Her death cert lists her cause of death as hypertensive heart disease. She died in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the home of her daughter. Her obituary from the Seymour Tribune, May 13, 1950:

"Rites Conducted for Mrs. Anna Borders

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Borders, 71, Norman RR, Were conducted from Liberty Church at 2 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. Edward McFarland, Bloomington pastor who was formerly of Kurtz, in charge. Burial in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Borders, who died Saturday morning in the Indianapolis home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Craner, had been ill with a heart ailment for three years.

She was born March 12, 1879, at Surprise, a daughter of the late John and Amanda Alexander. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death and she was believed to be the last of the family.

Survivors include the husband, Lon Borders; three sons, Clifford, Harley and Russell Lane, all of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Craner and Mrs. John Harris, both of Indianapolis, and five grandchildren."

Alonzo Borders did not last long after Anna passed away. He died on October 21, 1953 at the Pike Nursing Home in Indianapolis, Indiana. His death cert lists his cause of death chronic Lymphatic Leukemia. He was 78 years, 9 months, and 8 days old. I found his obituary in the Jackson County Banner in Brownstown, Indiana, issue on October 28, 1953:

"Aged Norman Resident Dies At Indianapolis

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Liberty Church, near Norman, for Alonzo Borders, well-known retired Jackson county farmer, who died last Wednesday evening at Pike's Nursing Home in Indianapolis. He had been ill for more than a year.

Mr. Borders was born in this county on January 13, 1875, and was married in Brownstown in 1948 to Anna Fish, who died two years ago.

Surviving are five step-children: Clifford Lane, Harley Lane, Mrs Fern Craver and Mrs. Mildred Harris, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Roxie Tatlock, of Dayton, Ohio. A brother, Frank Borders of Bedford also survives.

The Rev. Paul Pumpelly of Pineville, La., officiated at the last rites and interment was in the church cemetery."

The marriages have been sorted out. Now I must get to the children. I have solved one mystery about one daughter and found another to solve. So I am not finished with this family yet.

David W. Lane Obituary; Jackson County Banner; Brownstown, Indiana; Wednesday, November 10, 1920; Page 6.
Ryan Fish Obituary; The Tribune; Seymour, Indiana; Wednesday, April 16, 1947; Page 1.
Anna Borders Obituary; The Tribune; Seymour, Indiana; Monday, May 13, 1950; Page 1.
Alonzo Borders Obituary; Jackson County Banner; Brownstown, Indiana; Wednesday, October 28, 1953; Page 9.
Ryan Fish; Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1947; Roll: 05;
Anna Clara Borders; Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1950; Roll: 03;
Alonzo Borders; Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1953; Roll: 11;

Thursday, May 24, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 21

Ada Myrtle Fanchier

She was not related by blood, but was my great-grandmother. She was known as Myrtle, and was married to Charles Pinkney Beard. They married when my grandmother was just nine years old. Her mother, Beatrice Brown, died in 1911. Myrtle was the only mother she knew, really.

Myrtle was born in October of 1891 somewhere in Alabama, to John F. Fanchier and Georgia Ann Oliver.  Her first husband was James Starling Haney. I don't know as yet what happened to him, death or divorce. Myrtle had 4 children which she brought to the marriage. James, Beatrice, Georgia, and Zelma were the children of James Haney, plus my grandmother, Bizzie was already there. Then, she and Charles had 10 more. Louie, Lois, Frank, John, Charles, Bertha, Mary, Leonard, Frances, and Virginia were the product of their marriage. Big family!

There are several tiny graves of the babies she lost in the graveyard. The only children that I know died as infants from the above names are Lois, which was Louie's twin, and Charles who lived about 10 days. The other graves of Beard children must have not been full term babies.

Myrtle died on March 11, 1972 in Gum Spring, Alabama. She is buried in the Noble Hill Church Cemetery in Duck Springs beside Charles.

I have much work to do on her, like getting the sources together and entering them. While she was not blood, my grandmother loved her. That is enough to be family.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Anna Clara Alexander Part 1

A Productive Weekend!

This past weekend I had a lot of success on several fronts! The one I am going to talk about today is my grandmothers favorite aunt, Annie Alexander. She was reported to be very sweet and funny. I did not know her middle name until this weekend. She was actually Anna Clara Alexander.

I knew she had been married more than once, I knew that. I thought she married a Lane and when he died, a man named Fish  I found that she was married 4 times! Surprise! This was a really big surprise to me. I have checked and rechecked her birth date with every source I can find and the outcome of that is horrible to me. If her birth date is truly March 12, 1879, which every source except a census says, she was first married at 12. Even my program screams at that one. This kind of thing makes me crazy.

Husband number one was David Lane, who was 20 when he married Anna. He and Anna married on December 12, 1891. He died November 4, 1920. He left 6 children and widow. But all is not as it seems.

I can't find one of the six children. Perhaps that one I can't find was a second marriage on his part?

Husband number 2 was James A. Wright. I had heard of husband number one and three. Not this guy. I have little on him so far. But he and Anna married on the 11th of April, 1905. You know what that means? She was divorced from David Lane. What?

Number 3 was Ryan Fish. I knew that she was married to him. They married in 1921. My grandmother always called her Anna Fish. Simple, right? Not so much. Very confusing actually. I don't know when Mr. Fish died. I must find that date.

Husband number 4 was Alonzo Borders, also known as Lon. They married on August 28, 1947. Anna was 68 when married this time. Sad fact about this is it didn't last long. Alonzo died in 1953 in Indianapolis. He listed Anna as his wife, who died 2 years previously.

Now, Anna died at her daughter Fern's house in Indianapolis in 1950. Mr. Borders died in Pike Nursing Home in Indianapolis in 1953. Her obit says her survivors are her children (5), and Lon Borders. They both listed their home address as rural Jackson County, Indiana. Anna was 70 when she died and Lon Borders was 75. They had went to live with Fern, Anna's daughter, in their last years.

I'll flesh these people out more and write the story with sources then. I even have a photo of her I will add then. What a surprise this has been! And another reminder that what we call pedophilia now, they simply thought of as normal. I hate this. But I keep running onto it.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 20

Margaret Amanda Atkins/Adkins Alexander

She was called Amanda all of her life. She was born January 14, 1847 in Jackson County, Indiana to James Hite and Margaret Harper [Stillwell] Adkins/Atkins. She was the 6th of 7 children.

In the 1850 US Census she is with her parents in Jackson County, Indiana. She is 4 years old.

In 1860 Amanda would be barely 14, but I have not found the family in the 1860 census. I have looked. Just not there.

To me it is disturbing that John W. Alexander and Amanda were married on December 29, 1861 in Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana. She would have been 15. Not really surprising though. I have many females married very young. In some records he is listed as John H., but most show him as John W. His father was John H. Alexander. I think I will change his middle initial in my program to W, as that is most often used. I'll make a not about it.

Together, they produced 7 children: Edward, Sarah E., Charles E., John Everett, Anna C., William Hays, my great-grandfather, and Catherine "Kate" Alexander.

In 1870 they are listed. Amanda is 22 years old. She's listed as Margaret A. Sarah E. is 6, and Charles is 4 months.

In 1880 the census shows that Amanda is 33 years old and has Charles E. age 9, John E. age 7, and Anna C. age 5, at home. Sarah is missing and I still have to find her. The census was taken in June of this year, and in October my great-grandfather would be born. Catherine should be listed in this census, but she is missing.

The 1900 census shows the family still in Jackson County, Indiana. Amanda is listed as Amanda for the first time. She is 53 years old and has been married for 38 years. William H. is the only child left in the nest. He is 20. Living next door is Katie, Catherine Alexander, aged 16 and her husband John Wilkerson. They are listed as having been married 0 years. Newly weds!

Amanda's husband, John W. Alexander died on the 4th of August, 1904.

In the 1910 census Amanda is found with her son John Everett Alexander, he is widowed, Amanda is 63, and a granddaughter, Mabel who is 10. Amanda is often in the gossip clips in the local newspaper going visiting with Mable. I think they were quite close.

On April 22, 1914 in Seymour, Jackson, Indiana, Amanda died. She was 67 years old. AT that time she was in the city living with her son, William Hays and Olive [Martin] Alexander.  She was buried in Liberty cemetery by her husband.

Her Obituary read:
Mrs. Amanda Alexander was born Jan. 14, 1849, and died April 22, 1914, at the home of her son, Will, at Seymour, aged 65 years, 3 months and 8 days. She leaves to mourn their loss two sons and two daughters, viz: Will, of Seymour; John, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Kate Wilkerson, of Bedford, Mrs. Anna Lane, of near Zelma, and a host of friends and relatives. She was a kind and affectionate mother and a faithful neighbor and her smile will not be forgotten by those who knew her. She expressed her willingness to go several times before her death.

The remains were brought here, Saturday a.m., and taken to Liberty. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. I.E. Fish after which she was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery there.

Source text:
1850 U.S. Census, Hamilton, Jackson, Indiana, (Hamilton, Jackson, Indiana); , Digital GS number: 4192456, FamilySearch.
1870 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Indiana, (Hamilton TWP); Dwelling 168 Family 168, Series: M593, Roll: 326 Page: 388, Heritage Quest.
1880 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Indiana, (Hamilton TWP); Dwelling 123 Family 132, Series: T9, Roll: 286 Page: 82, Heritage Quest.
1900 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Indiana, (Owen TWP); , Series: T623, Heritage Quest.
1910 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Indiana, (Owen TWP); , Series: T624, Heritage Quest.
The Tribune. Seymour, Indiana, 23 April 1914.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Who Was Missing on Mother's Day

Mary Jane Kiser Baute
October 21, 1966 - January 2, 2017

This is the only photo I
have of her. 
I decided that I would write today, what I was thinking about yesterday. For some reason I thought of my step-sister. It is actually something that I think of often. Mary Jane [Kiser] Baute was her name. She had 3 children.

I was a few years out from my BMT when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. One thing I did not know was that she did not have an advocate. She needed someone to help her understand and utilize the medical system. She also needed to better understand the process of getting the right treatment to get into remission. To stop the cancers progression. Everyone needs help in those times, Mary Jane needed a little more than most.

I'm sorry to say I did not know her well. When our parents married I and most of my siblings were grown and gone. So we didn't get to know each other more than just talking for short periods of time at family things. I wish I had been closer to her. I think maybe I could have been some help. I get very angry thinking about how health care workers that worked with her, did not help her understand she needed someone to talk her through the process, as far as I know. Someone to be there.

The cancer was aggressive and traveled quickly to her lungs, and then her brain. She did not live for very long. Such a short time, as she was diagnosed and died within a year. Such a sad end. She was only 51. I know her children missed her very much this past weekend as it was Mother's Day. Cancer will touch everyone, eventually.

Will cancer ever be cured? Think of all the money that is poured into it every year and still the same treatment of toxic chemo. NO. It will not be cured until there is no profit in treatment. That is true for a lot of diseases. I stay angry. I watch my parents struggle to pay for meds. It's the never-ending nightmare of health care in the US.

One day, I hope we wake.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 19

James L. Morgan

Mr. James L. Morgan was born about 1805 in North Carolina to William and Mary [LaFoy] Morgan. I have seen his name listed as James Lafoy Morgan, and that may be true, but I have not proof of it. His father was born in Virginia, but all of his children were born in North Carolina. William Morgan, James father, died in Tennessee as did James. The migration was Virginia, North Carolina, and into Tennessee. Some of the siblings went on to Alabama.

I don't have a marriage date or source for James, yet. I know he married Matilda Caroline Galloway somewhere in South Carolina. She is the daughter of John and Kezzia [Maudin] Galloway. The family consists of: John and Matilda, Mary Ann aka Polly, William M., Gardiner, Posey, Mary Louise, James Millard, Andrew Anderson, Henry E., Sarah Caroline, and Delila B. Morgan. That is all the children I have found for them.

The first census that lists the family by names is the 1850 US Census in Monroe County, Tennessee, that has them listed as dwelling 1155, and family 1155. James is 43, Caroline is 46, Gardiner age 20, Posey is a male and 18, Mary is 16, James, 13, Andrew is 12, Henry 10, Sarah 7, Tilda is 5, Mary Morgan is listed as 65, Matilda Morgan 37, Caroline 11, and Samson is 8. 

From this one source I have several questions to answer. The first one is why is Matilda Morgan, 37, and the two children below her in the census record, named, Caroline 11, and Samson, 8, living with James. He did have a sister named Matilda, but she would not be a Morgan with 2 children. The census lists her as Morgan. The Mary Morgan listed as 65, is obviously the Mother of James. I have no death date for James father, William. So, do I believe that perhaps, Williams death date should be listed as before 1850? His wife is living with their son in 1850.

Now things are different when it comes to the 1870 census. The census taker was obviously a drinking man. He was quite into his cups when he visited my Morgan family. I think I have been able to clear the confusion, at least, as best I can, considering. It is in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee.

The census, by sight, lists Jous 65, Matilda 61, Sarah 27, Delilu 26, Ruther 9, Larerg 7, Mary 5, and Delilis 3. All listed as Morgan. To start, Jous is James, of course, and  Sarah is Sarah Caroline [Morgan] Saffells. She married Henderson Elijah Saffells. Her children are Adeline Ruth and Lawrence Larando Saffells. I can see that in the census is Sarah and 2 of her children; Ruth, or Ruthie, and Lawrence is most likely Larerg? I don’t know how, but he has to be. Delilu 26, must be Delila [Morgan] Gann. She married Robert M. Gann. Her children may be the Mary and Delilis? Perhaps. Delila's daughter Malissa would be 5 at the time of the census so it most likely is her listed as Mary. You only need to look at the spelling to know that it is possible. The Delilu 3, I don't know, but, probably one of Sarah or Delila's children that I have not found yet. I will search for that. I think the older Morgan girls were maybe visiting. I really need to find out why they would be listed with the parents. Make sure they were not widowed or divorced. 

This is a family needing much work. It is going to be interesting to see if I was right about the children of the 2 Morgan girls.

Sources: 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

What's Going on Right Now?

For starters, the photo to the left, is of an orchid my mother has grown. She had never raised one before. My sister gave her a little stick of an orchid and this is what happened. Apparently, orchids love my mother! It's a beautiful flower. She has a green thumb, and can grow anything. It's official now.

One very exciting new thing, at least for me, is the formation of the Virtual Genealogical Society, or VGS. It is for people that are unable to get to meetings and conferences. Perfect! This kind of thing has been needed for a long time. Very happy to see it come into being. At $20.00 per year, it is very affordable. The line up of presenters is amazing. How can you turn down such an opportunity? Well, I couldn't. I love being able to participate finally! Here is the website: and they are on Twitter. (@VirGenSoc) There is a facebook page that is for members only.

Just had computer trouble this past week, though not on my laptop, which is the one I use most. An update to Windows 10 took out my desktop.  It actually kept saying to install Windows. I was unable to get it into safe mode or get it to recognize the DVD drive to try to reinstall. I finally was able to get it into the "fix" mode by forcing it (doing something you are not supposed to do). It worked. I have reinstalled back to factory default. That means it has been wiped clean. I had trouble with the last 3 updates on that computer. I wonder if it was having some other type of problem. Hopefully that is over now. This is a lesson for everyone. Backup, backup, backup, and then, backup. Nothing lost. This is a lesson I learned back at the dawn of time, and I learned it the hard way. Of course, back then I just had to start over entering from my paper files.  I would not want to do that again. I shudder when people say they don't keep paper. I will stay 'old school', thanks.:)

I accidentally found a source, another Revolutionary War veteran, and one generation back, that I did not know. I have placed my David Janes where he belongs. So I found great treasure, and I'm so excited. I have run onto things quite often by accident, sometimes after searching for years without success. Amazing.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 18

Francis "Frank"  Marion Brock

Francis Marion Brock was born December 25, 1862 in McMinn County, Tennessee to Andrew "Andy" Jackson and Emeline [Jack] Brock. Everyone called him Frank.

In 1870 he is in the Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Census with his parents and siblings. He was 8 years old and his father was listed as a laborer.

In 1880 I have been unable to find the family in the Census. I certainly haven't finished looking. But in 1883, in McMinn County, Tennessee, Frank married Irene Matilda Raborn, daughter of John and Rebecca [Rue] Raborn/Raburn/Rabourn. Irene was 16 and Frank was 21 years old.

In 1900 I found them in the McMinn County Census. Frank is listed as a farm hand. He is 38 years old. It says that he cannot read nor write. They are renting the house they live in, which is out in the 5th District. The family at this time consists of Frank, Matilda, Patrick, which is my great-grandfather, Sarah J., Walter, John J, Ernest, Emma and George D. There are no families nearby that I recognize.

In 1910, the family is in Polk County, Tennessee. Frank is 48 years old. They are living on a farm that they are renting. Patrick, my great-grandfather, married in 1906, so he is not in the house. In this census the family consists of Frank, Matilda, Walter, John, Ernest, Emma, Dewey (this is George), Andy, Lawrence, Thomas and Elliot. Matilda is 43, and her youngest child, Elliot, is one.

Matilda died on the 16th of February, 1918.

Frank married Manerva Jane Newton on March 7, 1919.

In the 1920 Cennsus, still in Polk County, Tennessee, same farm, Frank is listed with wife Mary. He is 57 and Mary is listed as 47. She must be Manerva, perhaps the census taker was afraid to even try to spell that. The family consists of Frank, Mary, Bessie Clayton, listed as step-daughter, age 11, Noah Clayton, step-son, age 14, and Alexander Brock, which is listed as Elliot before. Living next door to the family, listed as a lodger of James Copeland, is Lawrence Brock, age 16. A Robert Clayton lives just up the road. Manerva was married to David Clayton, who died in 1914.

In 1930, things have changed a bit. First of all Frank is living in Benton Village in Polk County, Tennessee on Clemmer Street. He is listed as being 65 years old. He is actually 68. His occupation is Laborer at Odd Jobs, and a wage earner. It also says he is  unemployed.  The household consists of Frank and a Manerva, his wife. She is 62.

On December 22nd, 1936, Frank died. At the time he is listed in Polk County, Tennessee. He is buried in Benton Cemetery, in Polk County, Tennessee. He is 70 years old. I have not yet gotten a copy of his death cert.

Manerva died on the 4th of July, 1945 in Ducktown, Polk County, Tennessee. She was 76 years old.

I have quite a lot to do on this family, at least I have a lot of sources to get.

1870 US Census, (Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee - Thirteenth District), Page: 15, Page No. 15.
1900 U.S. Census,  (5th-Dist., McMinn County, Tennessee), Page: 167 Dwelling 275 Family 279, 167.
 1920 U.S. Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 U.S. Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.


A Short Break

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