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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Margaret Jane McWilliams

Margaret Jane N. McWilliams the daughter of Dr. James & Margaret Jane (Maupin) McWilliams was born June 19, 1890 in Kentucky and died January 4, 1907. Jane N married Dillard C. Anderson and is buried in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky in Section H, Lot 93.

The Find a grave website has lovely photos of the tombstone.  I find a clue to the nature of the relationship between Jane N. McWilliams and her husband Dillard C. Anderson. Jane died at the age of 17, and her husband Dillard who was age 23 had his name inscribed on the Tombstone as if his life were over as well.  It is quite common for a couple that has been married a long time to inscribe both names on the tombstone but I have rarely seen it done at such a young age. 

Image by Charles Wilton @Findagrave
Dillard Coleman Anderson the son of Thomas Richard & Margaret Francis (Johnson) Anderson was born June 26, 1883 in Madison County, Kentucky and died January 10, 1952 in Madison County, Kentucky.  It is not known at this time where he is buried.  Records do show a second marriage for Dillard and children.
Dr. James McWilliams who was born about 1853 in Kentucky married Margaret J. Maupin in Madison County, Kentucky on November 7, 1877.  Margaret Maupin McWilliams was the daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Maupin.  Dr. James McWilliams is buried in the McWilliams Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky. He was born March 5, 1849 and died August 25, 1892. Margaret Maupin McWilliams is also buried in the McWilliams cemetery, she lived from June 3, 1855 until August 19, 1890. 
Following are the links to their respective find a grave pages.
Dr. James McWilliams
Margaret Maupin McWilliams

Margaret Jane who lost her mother at little over a month of age, lost her father two years later.  When Dr. James McWilliams died August 25, 1892 he left daughter Cleve 12 years old, son John 8 years old and daughter Margaret Jane age 2. By 1900 the three children were living with an uncle Clay Maupin and their elderly grandmother Elizabeth Maupin 1828 - 1903.

I will update as the story unfolds.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunset on the Golden Gate Bridge


Sunset, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California


Beautiful Vintage Unused Postcard of the Sunset on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, Vintage Postcard. SF28

No date is on the postcard, I am guessing it was made in the 1940s it says:
Sunset on the Golden Gate (18753) At day's end when the golden sun sinks beneath the horizon, the sky flames with color and San Francisco's Golden Gate takes first rank among the world's most beautiful sights. Published by Smith News Co., 460 Ninth St., San Francisco, Colourpicture, Publication, Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A..

Kalakala, Leaving Seattle Harbor on Moonlight Cruise

Vintage Postcard from Family Tree Antiques and Collectibles

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Sample of the Wonderful Vintage Postcards Posted on the FamilyTreeAntiques Etsy Site Recently.

Flamingos and Nests at Hialeah Park, Miami, Florida
The unique feature of Hialeah Race Course is its great flock of flamingos. These birds were imported from Cuba and South America and in 1939 for the first time, flamingos were raised to maturity in this country. That first season 62 birds were hatched at Hialeah and this year there were almost one hundred. The young birds are white and take on their rich coloring with maturity. Flamingos are fed a mixture of boiled rice, dried shredded shrimp, grains and cod liver oil.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Susan & Arizona Halcomb

Susan & Arizona Rice - Halcomb Photo taken about 1907 Upper Poorfork, Harlan County, Kentucky.

Susan Halcomb the daughter of Daniel & Lettshia (Wells) Halcomb was born about 1889 around Poor Fork, Harlan County, Kentucky. 

1900 Census shows Daniel & Lettshia Halcomb living on Upper Poorfork, Harlan County, Kentucky with their daughter Susan age 11.  I know of 3 other daughters of Daniel who all died young.

1910 Census shows Daniel & Lettshia Halcomb living in the Cumberland region of Letcher County, Kentucky.  Susan who is 21 years old at the time is living with them and using the last name of Rice, she has two small children Arizona and Otis and is listed as Divorced.

1920 Census shows Daniel & Lettshia Halcomb living again in Upper Poorfork, Harlan County, Kentucky.  Susan age 31 is listed with the last name Rice and as widowed is living in the house along with her two children Arizona age 13 and Otis age 10.

I do not know what happened to Susan after this point.  I know she lived as I have photos of her as an old woman, she must have remarried and probably to a man by the name of Halcomb as she later has two more children with the name Halcomb and Arizona and Otis take the name of Halcomb.

Arizona married a man by the name of Pleasant Mosley. Pleasant and Arizona Mosley can be found in the 1940 United States Federal Census on Miller Branch, Breathitt County, Kentucky.  The two children Ruby and Velma are listed as well as Pleasant's father Joby Mosley.

Arizona Rice or Halcomb Mosley died May 3, 1950 in Barwick, Breathitt County, Kentucky.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

William & Cora Beam

The William F. Beam Family.

William F. Beam is found in the Brown Township, Knox County, Ohio 1880 Census in his father's household.  William F. Beam is the son of Casper Beam who was born about 1829 in Germany.  In the 1880 census Casper was working as a carpenter. By 1900 William Beam has married Sarah 1873 - 1959.  William and Sarah are living in Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio in 1900, and William is working as a teacher.  The 1910 Census also Shows William Beam working as a teacher and living in Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio.  In 1910 William and Sarah have three children with two living and listed as Leonard and Beatrice.

The William Beam family had relocated to Madison Township, Richland County, Ohio by 1920.  William, Sarah and the two children are listed and William is listed as a teacher. The 1930 Census reveals William and Sarah have become empty nesters as they are listed as the only two people in the house and William is still working as a rural school teacher.

William Beam Family Photo on Etsy

Cora Beam a niece of William and Sarah on Etsy

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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