NEIGHBORS – 52 WEEKS OF PERSONAL GENEALOGY & HISTORY

Neighbors is a concept that has definitely changed over time!  I remember going to visit my grandparents when I was a child and they knew who their neighbors were and could (and did) tell all about their families and everything going on in their lives.  My Great-Grandfather Stout could go to the local grocery store and tell you who was in the store based on the cars in the parking lot!

Now, I live in a house in a nice neighborhood and I  have spoken to a couple of my neighbors and I wave to them as I am driving down the street but I don’t really know any of them.  I don’t think I have really known any of my neighbors in the last twenty years!

When I was a girl and we lived in Green Forest, I knew several of our neighbors and spent a lot of time with the neighborhood children.  I also spent a lot of time with the neighborhood children when I was little and we lived on Berry Street in Springdale but since then I don’t even remember who my neighbors were at the places we have lived.

Today, I don’t really feel the need to get to know my neighbors well.  I think the people we work with and the people who belong to the same organizations and clubs have replaced our neighbors in our lives.

Week #25 – Neighbors

Week 25. Neighbors. Who were your childhood neighbors? Have you kept in touch with any of them? Do you feel the concept of “neighbors” has changed since then?

This challenge runs from Saturday, June 18, 2011 through Friday, June 24, 2011.

Originally Published on June 20, 2011

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This photo contains one or more person(s) that I am currently unable to identify. If you can provide any informaion (even a guess is a starting place), please email me at Genealogy@ksthompson.com with your information!

The photos in my unknown photo collection could come from either my mother’s family (Treat, Lawrence, and related family lines) or my father’s family (Thompson, Stout, and related family lines).

Also, my Great-Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons was a school teacher in the Springdale schools for many years so some of the photos may be of her students.

Thompson Tombstones at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas

There are several Thompson tombstones in the same general area at the Kingston Cemetery.  I believe these are all related to me.  I haven’t proven the connection to some of them as of this current time.  However, I do have some evidence that they are relatives.  First, my Great-Grandfather Vern Thompson is buried in Kingston Cemetery.

Also, a friend of my grandfather, CH Thompson, made a list of his relatives from Kingston Cemetery.  The list was created in the mid 1990s.  I am not sure of her sources for the information.   I believe that the William Thompson may be my 2nd Great-Grandfather but I don’t have proof of that information at the current time.  The CH Folks at Kingston written at the top of the page is my Grandmother Gwen Stout Thompson’s handwriting.

 

CH Folks at Kingston Kingston Cemetery William Thompson 1830-1905 Father of Vernon Willis Thompson 1877 - Nod Earnest Thompson 1911-1913 CH 1/2 Brother Willie Thompson 1886 - Nod Lou Thompson 1888 - 1897 Vernon Thompson 19 Feb 1889 - 16 Oct 1954 CH Father This list was written by my grandmother Gwendolyn Stout Thompson based on tombstone information at Kingston Cemetery and her knowledge of the relationships

CH Folks at Kingston
Kingston Cemetery
William Thompson 1830-1905 Father of Vernon
Willis Thompson 1877 - Nod
Earnest Thompson 1911-1913 CH 1/2 Brother
Willie Thompson 1886 - Nod
Lou Thompson 1888 - 1897
Vernon Thompson 19 Feb 1889 - 16 Oct 1954 CH Father

This list was written by my grandmother Gwendolyn Stout Thompson based on tombstone information at Kingston Cemetery and her knowledge of the relationships

Tombstone Photo - Earnest Thompson Tombstone

Lou Thompson Tombstone
Lou Thompson Tombstone

Tombstone Photo - Willis Thompson Tombstone Photo

William Thompson Tombstone Photo
William Thompson Tombstone Photo

Tombstone Photo - Willie Thompson Tombstone Photo

 

 

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 a post which includes an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors and it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.

Originally Published as Tombstone Tuesday: Thompson Tombstones at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas on October 4, 2011

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This photo contains one or more person(s) that I am currently unable to identify. If you can provide any informaion (even a guess is a starting place), please email me at Genealogy@ksthompson.com with your information!

The photos in my unknown photo collection could come from either my mother’s family (Treat, Lawrence, and related family lines) or my father’s family (Thompson, Stout, and related family lines).

Also, my Great-Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons was a school teacher in the Springdale schools for many years so some of the photos may be of her students.

Charlie Morgan Carpenter Obituary

Charlie Morgan Carpenter was the husband of my half Great-Great Aunt, Golda Reynolds Carpenter.  She was the half-sister of my Great-Grandmother Elsie Louise Reynolds Stout.

Charlie Morgan Carpenter Obituary
Charlie Morgan Carpenter Obituary

Obituaries

Charlie Carpenter

Charlie Morgan Carpenter, 86, of Huntsville died Dec. 2, 1994, at Springdale Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 13, 1908, at Red Star, to Willard A. and Annie Belle McFee Carpenter.  He was a Freewill Baptist and a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Golda Reynolds Carpenter of the home; two sons, Larry Willard Carpenter of Huntsville and Charles Claude Carpenter of Lincoln;  three daughters, Verna Bennett of Wesley, Vernice Tisdale of Goshen and Shirley Ledbetter of Huntsville;  two sisters, Bertha Lyman of Huntsville and Ruby Whorton of Springdale;  15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchilren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville with the Rev. Paul Payne officiating.  Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Carpenter, Jimmy Bennett, Jerry Bennett, Wayne Ledbetter, Jerry Ledbetter and Brent Tisdale.  Honorary pallbearers will be T.B. Lyman, Joe Lyman, Ricky Whorton, Perry Billingsley, Terry Bennett, Roger Bennett, Randy Bennett and Gary Cheatham.

Sunday’s Obituary is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Sunday’s Obituary, post obituaries along with other information about that person. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.

Originally Published as Sunday’s Obituary:  Charlie Morgan Carpenter on July 17, 2011

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This photo contains one or more person(s) that I am currently unable to identify. If you can provide any informaion (even a guess is a starting place), please email me at Genealogy@ksthompson.com with your information!

The photos in my unknown photo collection could come from either my mother’s family (Treat, Lawrence, and related family lines) or my father’s family (Thompson, Stout, and related family lines).

Also, my Great-Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons was a school teacher in the Springdale schools for many years so some of the photos may be of her students.

Charlie Thompson Tombstone

Charlie Thompson was my Great Uncle. He was the son of Vern and Venna Stansell Thompson and the brother of my Grandfather CH Thompson.  He was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Arkansas.

Charlie and Pat Jaro Thompson Tombstone Photo
Charlie and Pat Jaro Thompson Tombstone Photo

 

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 a post which includes an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors and it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.

Originally Published as Tombstone Tuesday: on August 2, 2011

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This photo contains one or more person(s) that I am currently unable to identify. If you can provide any informaion (even a guess is a starting place), please email me at Genealogy@ksthompson.com with your information!

The photos in my unknown photo collection could come from either my mother’s family (Treat, Lawrence, and related family lines) or my father’s family (Thompson, Stout, and related family lines).

Also, my Great-Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons was a school teacher in the Springdale schools for many years so some of the photos may be of her students.

Dallas Butler Tombstone

Dallas B Butler Tombstone
Dallas B Butler Tombstone

He was my Great Uncle.  He was the husband of Floy Lenora Thompson and the son-in-law of Vern and Venna Stansell Thompson.  He is buried in Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Arkansas.

 

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 a post which includes an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors and it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.

Originally Published as Tombstone Tuesday:  Dallas Butler on July 26, 2011

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This photo contains one or more person(s) that I am currently unable to identify. If you can provide any informaion (even a guess is a starting place), please email me at Genealogy@ksthompson.com with your information!

The photos in my unknown photo collection could come from either my mother’s family (Treat, Lawrence, and related family lines) or my father’s family (Thompson, Stout, and related family lines).

Also, my Great-Aunt Mabel (Stout) Parsons was a school teacher in the Springdale schools for many years so some of the photos may be of her students.