Monthly Archives: November 2010

Funeral Card Friday: Crawford H. Thompson

kst1969   November 26, 2010   Comments Off on Funeral Card Friday: Crawford H. Thompson

  Grandpa Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson was born on April 29, 1927. He was the son of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell. This is him and my grandmother when he retired from RTW.  He had worked there for many years! He served in the Navy during WWII.  

Treasure Chest Thursday: Grandma’s Quilt

kst1969   November 25, 2010   Comments Off on Treasure Chest Thursday: Grandma’s Quilt

One of my most treasured items is the quilt that my grandmother made me.  She was visiting our home when I was about 9 or 10 years old.  I was coloring in this book of bird pictures.  She loved the pictures of the birds and I gave her the book of bird photos.  She made the quilt by tracing the… Read more »

Wedding Wednesday: JS Treat and Josephine Huffines

kst1969   November 24, 2010   Comments Off on Wedding Wednesday: JS Treat and Josephine Huffines

John Stephen Treat and Josephine Huffines were my 2nd Great Grandparents. I found this marriage license on family search’s new beta site: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 Groom J S Treat Groom’s Age 19 Groom’s Estimated Birth Year 1871 Groom’s Residence Big Flat, Searcy, Arkansas Bride Josephine Huffines Bride’s Name 20 Bride’s Estimated Birth Year 1870 Bride’s Residence Big Flat, Searcy,… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: The Washington County Archives Marriage Records

kst1969   November 23, 2010   Comments Off on Tech Tuesday: The Washington County Archives Marriage Records

I have many relatives in Washington County, Arkansas and I have found a new resource for marriage records.  The Washington County Archives has posted the Washington County, Arkansas marriage records for 1845-1941 online.  You can search these records by either the bride or groom.  The records include the information on which page and book the marriage record is located as… Read more »

Mystery Monday: Margie Branscum Treat Reid

kst1969   November 22, 2010   Comments Off on Mystery Monday: Margie Branscum Treat Reid

My Great-Grandmother Margie Branscum Treat Reid is one of my most persistent brick walls.  I remember Great-Grandma Treat only vaguely as she died in 1976 when I was about 7 years old and I only saw her a few times as she lived on the other side of the state and visited only infrequently. Margie Emaline Sarah Branscum was born… Read more »

Sunday’s Obituary: Frederick Keck

kst1969   November 21, 2010   Comments Off on Sunday’s Obituary: Frederick Keck

Frederick Keck was born near Nashville, Tenn., December 31, 1828 and departed this life near Witter, Ark. on Tuesday, January 17, 1911, aged 82 years and 16 days. In 1884 he married Miss Mary P. Shopner and to this union there were born two children. Emigrating to Arkansas in 1855, he located in this county. Four years later his wife… Read more »

Surname Saturday: Stout

kst1969   November 19, 2010   Comments Off on Surname Saturday: Stout

My father’s mother was Gwen Stout Thompson and her father was Claude James Stout whose father was Jonothan Benjamin Stout whose father was James Madison Stout whose father was Jonothan Stout.  All of these Stouts lived at least part of their lives in Madison County, Arkansas. The Internet Surname Database shows the following as the origins of the Stout Surname:… Read more »

Funeral Card Friday: Great-Grandpa Claude James Stout

kst1969   November 19, 2010   Comments Off on Funeral Card Friday: Great-Grandpa Claude James Stout

Here he is holding the catch of the day with my grandmother, Gwen Stout Thompson. Great Grandma Elsie Reynolds Stout, Grandma Gwen Stout Thompson, and Great Grandpa Claude Stout Great Aunt Mabel Stout Parsons and Great Grandpa Claude James Stout at their birthday party in the early 1980s.