Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Elsie Reynolds and Claude James Stout Tombstone

kst1969   January 18, 2011   Comments Off on Tombstone Tuesday: Elsie Reynolds and Claude James Stout Tombstone

The photo at the right was taken around the time of the funeral of my Great-Grandma Stout. From Right, Claude James Stout, Bud Stout, Gwen Stout Thompson, Jerry Dean Stout and Vernard Stout. The grave is in Friendship Cemetery in Springdale, Arkansas. The large open area behind the family is now filled with graves. She died in 1973. Grandpa Stout… Read more »

Amanuensis Monday: Vernon Thompson Jr. Honor Guest at Picnic Dinner Held Recently

kst1969   January 17, 2011   Comments Off on Amanuensis Monday: Vernon Thompson Jr. Honor Guest at Picnic Dinner Held Recently

Vernon Thompson Jr. Honor Guest at Picnic Dinner Held Recently A picnic dinner was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Thompson recently in honor of their son Vernon Jr., who left Monday for induction into the armed forces. The dinner was also in honor of thier daughter Mrs. Ruth Griggs and family who also left Monday for… Read more »

Sunday’s Obituary: James Frederick Keck

kst1969   January 16, 2011   Comments Off on Sunday’s Obituary: James Frederick Keck

James F. Keck James Frederick (Major) Keck, age 82, died at the City Hospital, Fayetteville, June 25, after several months of failing health and a hip injury which he suffered recently in a fall. Burial was made in the Witter cemetery Wednesday, the sercie being conducted by Chas. L McElhaney. A brother, Rev. D. N. Keck of Fayetteville, made a… Read more »

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 3: Cars

kst1969   January 16, 2011   Comments Off on 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week 3: Cars

My first car was just an old used car that we bought for me to drive.  It never had any real significance to me.  The cars that I really remember came later.  I had an old green datsun that I drove for a couple of years that I really liked until it started just dying and shutting off all the… Read more »

Follow Friday: Dear Myrtle

kst1969   January 14, 2011   Comments Off on Follow Friday: Dear Myrtle

One of the best blogs on the internet is Dear Myrtle’s Blog.  I read it often now and it was one of the first genealogy blogs that I found on the internet.  I love her down-to-earth posts and genealogy guidance.  I met her at the FGS Conference in Little Rock in September 2009 and I have to say she was… Read more »

52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #2 – Winter Memories

kst1969   January 14, 2011   Comments Off on 52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #2 – Winter Memories

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

Treasure Chest Thursday: Photo of Jonothan Benjamin and Sarah Lydia Gabbard Stout

kst1969   January 13, 2011   Comments Off on Treasure Chest Thursday: Photo of Jonothan Benjamin and Sarah Lydia Gabbard Stout

This is one of the very few photos that were in my Grandma Thompson’s boxes of photos and clippings that had anything written on it to identify the people or places in the photos. It is of my 2nd Great-Grandfather Jonothan Benjamin and 2nd Great-Grandmother Sarah Lydia Gabbard Stout. Not a great photograph in terms of photography quality but a… Read more »

Wedding Wednesday: C H Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout

kst1969   January 12, 2011   Comments Off on Wedding Wednesday: C H Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout

(Grandma and Grandpa Thompson) My Grandma and Grandpa Thompson’s Marriage License and Certificate!   I found this and several more marriage records on Family Search.  Love the marriage records there!  I can actually see the marriage record images from the original marriage books at the county courthouses.     Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 Groom: Crawford H Thompson Groom’s Age: 21 Groom’s… Read more »

Tombstone Tuesday: Elva Sara Reynolds Marple

kst1969   January 11, 2011   Comments Off on Tombstone Tuesday: Elva Sara Reynolds Marple

Elva Sara Reynolds Marple was my Great-Great Aunt.  She was the daughter of Thomas Franklin David Reynolds and Almeda Keck Reynolds.  She was married to Bert Marple at the time of her death. Tombstone Tuesday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. To participate in Tombstone Tuesday simply create… Read more »

Military Monday: Bradley Wounded in Korea Sept. 25

kst1969   January 10, 2011   Comments Off on Military Monday: Bradley Wounded in Korea Sept. 25

Frank Eugene Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bradley of Rte. 2, Huntsville, was wounded Sept. 25 in the fighting at Seoul, Korea, when that city was retaken from the North Korean Red forces.   His parents received word on Tuesday that he is now in an Army hospital in Tokyo, Japan.  He was wounded in the head but is… Read more »