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Establishing Senia Scott’s Date of Death

Previously on Graham Ancestry, I wrote that I was able to find Jefferson Scott’s date of death in the probate records of his estate. I think I may be able to establish his wife Senia’s death date as well. The date isn’t so obviously found, however, and will require some identification.

Looking through the hundreds of images of Jefferson Scott’s probate records online at Ancestry.com, I discovered two claims from doctors that were filed against the estate on 7 November 1901. One, from Dr. L. A. Martin, seeks payment for “services rendered in waiting on and taking care of Mrs. S. P. Scott” from 12 December 1892 to 12 August 1896, three years and eight months, at the rate of $6.00 per month, a total of $264.00.

The other claim is from Dr. M. M. Albright, transcribed below:

Estate of Jesse M. Scott, deceased
To M. M. Albright  Dr

To services rendered in waiting on and taking care of Mrs. S. P. Scott, widow of said Jesse M. Scott, deceased, at the instance and request of said Mrs. S. P. Scott, from the 13th day of August 1896 to the 7th day of May 1901, 4 years and 1 month at $6.00 per month     $294.00

The State of Alabama  }           Before me A. A. Hurst
Cleburne County    }          Judge of Probate

in and for said state and county personally appeared M. M. Albright who being duly sworn deposes and says, that the above and foregoing account is justly due after allowing all proper credits and is unpaid.

Sworn to and subscribed }
before me this 7 day         }
of November 1901.           }      M. M. Albright
A. A. Hurst     }
Judge of Probate     }

Dr. M. M. Albright was specifically Senia’s son-in-law, Madison Merriman Albright. He married Senia’s daughter Nancy Caroline Scott.

Recall from my previous post that in June 1900, Senia was enumerated on the census in the household of her grandson, Newman Albright. Based on the date of that enumeration, I estimated that Senia’s death “occurred sometime during the 16 months between June 1900, the census, and October 1901, the Petition for Letters of Administration”, the first mention of her death. (An aside: quoting myself is strange, yet strangely fun!) The above claim narrows that window further, to May 1901 through October 1901, a period of five months. I believe the claim also gives us Senia’s date of death if we consider it likely that Dr. Albright’s care ended when his patient died.

Therefore, my conclusion is that Senia P. (Malone) Scott died on 7 May 1901, with a margin of error of five months.

Sources

Ancestry.com. Estate Case Files (Cleburne County, Alabama); Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Cleburne County); Probate Place: Cleburne, Alabama. Name: Jesse M. Scott. Probate date: 28 October 1901.

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Muscadine, Cleburne, Alabama; Roll: 9; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240009


The Estate of Jefferson Scott

I’ve been doing some digging into my 2x great grandmother Sarah Scott’s family. Ancestry.com last year added wills and probate records to their collections, and as luck would have it, they have  probate records online for Sarah’s parents, Jefferson M. Scott and Senia P. Malone. I found a lot of information on Sarah’s parents and siblings in these records!

For genealogical research, the most useful page from the probate records was a Petition for Letters of Administration, dated 28 October 1901. This document not only provided Jefferson Scott’s date of death, but also provided a list of his living heirs. (Jefferson is called Jesse Scott throughout the probate records, so I’m just going to roll with that name for the rest of this article.)

Jesse Scott Date of Death

Jesse M Scott’s date of death in the Petition for Letters of Administration.

Per the Petition, Jesse M. Scott died on 18 November 1880 at his home in Cleburne County, Alabama, leaving no will. His estate was “administered by one J.M. Scott,” his son James Monroe Scott. Ancestry has inventory records for Jesse’s estate dated February 1882 showing that property that was “exempt from administration, set apart and delivered to Mrs. S. P. Scott, the widow of said decedent”. It lists such things as “all wearing apparel of the deceased, $10.00. All wearing apparel of the widow, $10.00. Yarn and cloth on hand, $3.00. Books, $1.00. Family portraits and miniatures, $……….”, no value, or perhaps priceless.

Jesse Scott Inventory 1882

Excerpt from Jesse Scott’s estate inventory, 1882.

Except for property that was used to pay debts, Senia Scott inherited a “widow’s dower consisting of 240 acres of land”, per the 1901 Petition.

Senia was enumerated on the 1900 census for Cleburne County, Alabama, as a boarder living with Newman and Lee E. Albright. In fact, Newman was her grandson, the child of Senia’s daughter Nancy Caroline Scott and Madison Albright.

Senia Scott 1900 Census

Senia Scott on the 1900 census for Cleburne County, Alabama.

Jesse’s estate again entered probate following Senia’s death. I haven’t found a precise date for her death. It occurred sometime during the 16 months between June 1900, the census, and October 1901, the Petition for Letters of Administration. Per the Petition, “… said widow, S. P. Scott is now dead and said dower is now subject to administration as assets of the estate of said Jesse M. Scott.”

The reason for the Petition was that James Monroe Scott had been discharged as administrator following the original settlement of Jesse’s estate in 1882 and was by 1901 living in the Oklahoma Territory, and therefore unavailable. Senia’s death had created a need for a new administrator to be appointed to settle the dower. The Petition had been submitted by one W. H. Barnes.

The Petition goes on to say “the names, residences, ages and condition of the heirs and distributees of the estate of said decedent, so far as your petitioner knows  or believes, are as follows, to-wit:”

Distributees

Heirs and distributees, Petition for Letters of Administration, 1901.

Distributees2

Heirs and distributees, continued in the right margin.

“John H. Scott”. Jesse and Senia’s son, John Henry Scott, then residing at Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama.

“Nancy Albright”. Daughter Nancy Caroline Scott, who had married Madison M. Albright. Also then residing in Muscadine.

“Sarah Graham, residing at Watts, Ark.” Daughter Sarah Scott, who was then the widow of Jesse F. Graham. Watts is a populated place in Searcy County, Arkansas.

“Mary Anderson, residing at Roberty, I.T.” Daughter Mary Ann Scott, who had married Lewis James Anderson and was then living in the Indian Territory (today part of Oklahoma). Mary and Lewis can be found on the 1900 census residing in Township 8, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. On the census page, the name given of the nearest incorporated town is Utica Town. I haven’t discovered the location of Roberty.

“John Willis Lee Scott, residing at Idor, Ala.” The city of Ider is located in DeKalb County, Alabama.

“J. M. Scott, residing at Shawnee, O.T.” Son James M. Scott, who resided in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Territory.

“John W. Scott, whose residence is to petitioner unknown, Martha Jane Brown, Rosewood, Ala., Mary Elizabeth Killgore, Sackville, Ga., the last three named are the heirs and duly heirs of Thomas Scott, deceased”. William Thomas Scott was the eldest son of Jesse and Senia. He was killed serving the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, though the details of his death elude me. His wife was Elmina P. Little and the three named above were their children.

“…the children and duly heirs of Eliza J. Pounds, dec’d, to wit: Neuman Pounds +  Lou Pounds, each residing at Camanchia, Texas…” Eliza was a daughter of Jesse and Senia who had married Andrew Pounds.

“…and the children and duly heirs of Sene Emiline Barnes, dec’d, viz: Jesse Barnes, Bennett Barnes, Ida Barnes + Sarah Barnes, each residing at Chualla, Tex. All of said  heirs are  over the age of 21 years, except the two last named, and are all of sound mind.” Sene was a daughter of Jesse and Senia who had married James M. Barnes. The petitioner, W. H. Barnes, was likely related to James.

Pettition for Letters of Administration - Jesse Scott 1901

The full Petition for Letters of Administration, 1901. Click to expand.

Sources

Ancestry.com. Estate Case Files (Cleburne County, Alabama); Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Cleburne County); Probate Place: Cleburne, Alabama. Name: Jesse M. Scott. Probate date: 28 October 1901.

Ancestry.com. Wills, 1867-1937; Minutes, 1869-1944; Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Cleburne County); Probate Place: Cleburne, Alabama. Name: Jesse M. Scott; Probate date: 8 February 1882.

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Muscadine, Cleburne, Alabama; Roll: 9; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240009

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 8, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1852; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1241852


Obituary: Freda Scott

While researching the Scott family for yesterday’s article, I came across this obituary for their eldest daughter, Freda, who died one year ago. The obituary was published in the Appeal Democrat on 18 February 2012.

Freda Kelley

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6-29-23 to 2-13-12

88 years old. A long time resident of Sutter. She worked at Del Monte and Sunsweet, and was a waitress at Hals Grubsteak.

Survivors include a son, Ron Kelley of Utah, daughters: Kathy Yarbrough of Georgia, and Brenda Howe of Sutter; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 3 great- great grandchildren.

Surviving siblings include a brother Leonard Scott of IL; sisters: Evelyn Polk, Vonda Keith of MO, and Jeannie Broadway of IN.

Preceded in death by her parents, Lawson & Birley Scott; brothers: P.J. Scott, Leroy Scott, Wesley Scott, Lawson Keith Scott, Jerry Scott, sister Joann Scott, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at the Sutter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation; Sutter United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 550, Sutter, CA 95982; or any charity of your choice .

The web site for Lakeside Colonial Chapel & Crematory, who handled the interment, had only a brief notice of the service. Note the alternate spelling of Freda’s married surname.

Freda W. Kelly

June 29, 1923 – February 13, 2012

Family and friends are invited to Sutter Cemetery 7200 Butte Ave Sutter CA 95982 for a graveside service on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:00AM

Sources

AppealDemocrat.com. “Freda Kelley,” Appeal-Democrat [Marysville-Yuba City, CA], 18 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013.

lakesidecolonialchapel.com. “Freda W. Kelly.” Retrieved 17 February 2013.


At the Bur in the Leah of the Forest

In a previous article, 1518 Wilson Avenue, I wrote that the 1940 census recorded Lawson Scott living as a border with William and Louise Watts in an apartment in Chicago. To quote myself:

William and Lawson were both employed as “wreckers” in the “building wrecker” industry, with Lawson apparently having left behind his wife to find work (Where was Birley in 1940?).

I have now answered that parenthetical question. While doing research for an upcoming article on someone else, I stumbled upon Lawson Scott’s wife, Birley Bohannon Scott, and their family in the 1940 census.

Lawson Scott 1940

1940 Census, Red River Township, Searcy County, Arkansas

Birley and her children were living on a rented farm in Red River Township, Searcy County, Arkansas. Though Lawson was recorded as the head of the household, he wasn’t actually living in Arkansas at this time, as he had gone to Chicago to find work. The encircled X beside Berlie’s name indicates that she was the one who provided the enumerator with the requested census information. Berlie naturally named Lawson as the head of the household because he was providing for the family even though he was actually over 600 miles away. Indeed, Lawson’s occupation on the Red River census is given as “wrecking” in the “building” industry, same as on the 1940 Chicago census.

The title of this article comes from the alleged meaning of the surname Birley, “the bur in the leah of the forest,” which is a close approximation of where Birley Scott was in 1940.

Sources

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census. Place: Red River, Searcy, Arkansas; Roll: T627_173; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 65-13. Retrieved 16 February 2013.

The Internet Surname Database. Last name: “Birley.” Retrieved 16 February 2013.


Obituary: Birley Bohannon

My previous post mentioned Lawson Scott and Birley Bohannon, so now is a good time to post Birley’s obituary, which I’ve had in my collection for a while. This appeared in the Sikeston Standard-Democrat on Friday, 13 February 2004:

Birley Scott

MATTHEWS – Birley Evelyn Scott, 97, died at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born May 18, 1906, in Marshall, Ark., daughter of the late Daniel and Ada Barnes Bohannon, she attended Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Matthews.

On Sept. 21, 1922, in Chimes, Ark., she married Lawson Scott who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1971.

Survivors include: five sons, P. J. Scott of Gary, Ind., Leroy Scott of Knox, Ind., Wesley Scott of Gary, Ind., Leonard Scott of Thornton, Ill., and Bud Scott of Matthews; four daughters, Freda Kelley of Yuba City, Calif., Evelyn Polk of Matthews, Jeanne Broadway of Kouts, Ind., and Vonda Keith of Matthews; and 29 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

One son, one daughter, four brothers, four sisters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Gaylord Grindstaff of the Big Ridge General Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.

Pallbearers will be: Edward Keith, Jim Spradling, Michael Scott, Larry Dean Polk, Latham Scott and Melvin Scott.

Honorary pallbearers will be: David Broadway, Teddy Lathum, David Howard and Bobby Nelson.


Memorial contributions may be sent to

Big Ridge General Baptist Church
P.O. Box 325
Matthews, MO 63867

or

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-1942

Note

The obituary mentioned Birley’s son, Leonard Scott of Thornton, Illinois. Thornton is a small city about five miles from where I live! I’ve had a cousin nearby all this time and didn’t know it! I may try to get in touch with him.

Source

Sikeston Standard Democrat, “Birley Scott,” published on Friday, 13 Februrary 2004. Retrieved on 26 December 2012.


1518 Wilson Avenue

And now, another tale of Chaotic Genealogy, when the records lead us into unexpected directions.

Family Tree Maker recently gave me a Shaky Leaf icon for William M. Watts, a son of James Madison Watts and Sylvannia Bohannon. A Shaky Leaf indicates that FTM has found a potential record match. I clicked on the leaf to review the potential match, and was shown a hit in the recently added 1940 census. I was surprised to see that the census record was for Chicago, Illinois. Upon opening the record, I saw another familiar name: Lawson Scott, who was the husband of Birley Evelyn Bohannon. There was an unfamiliar name, too: Louise Watts, wife of William.

1518 Wilson Avenue

The house number for this entry, and the entries before and after, was 1518 Wilson Avenue, apparently an apartment building.

One nice thing about the 1940 census is that it also recorded where people lived in 1935. As shown below, William was living in Marshall, Arkansas, which helps reinforce that this was indeed one of “our” Watts. Lawson Scott was living in “same place,” which meant Chicago, but not necessarily at this same address.

1518 Wilson in 1935

Who was Louise? I had not previously recorded a spouse for William, so she is a new person to me. I haven’t been able to find any other records that mention her. All I have is what this census tells me. She was born in Massachusetts around 1920. In 1935, she was living in Boston, which suggests that she and William were married between 1935 – 1940, but where and exactly when? What was her maiden name? She is a mystery.

William and Lawson were both employed as “wreckers” in the “building wrecker” industry, with Lawson apparently having left behind his wife to find work (Where was Birley in 1940?). Louise was a maid in a private home.

William’s Social Security Number was issued prior to 1951 in Illinois, so it’s possible he was living at this address when he applied for his number. Lawson’s number was also issued prior to 1951 in Illinois, but this census’ supplemental questions indicated that he did not yet have his number in 1940.

In trying to answer some of the questions raised by this census, I went to Find A Grave and searched for William Watts. I knew he died in 1988 in Yuba, California, so I concentrated on other Watts there hoping to find Louise. I came across eight Watts buried in Sutter Cemetery in a small town also called Sutter, which itself is located directly west of Yuba. William was there. None, however, were Louise.

One of them was William’s brother, Vernon Lee Watts, and there was a photograph of his grave marker, which gave me his birth and death dates, and also his wife’s name, Mildred. A search of the local newspaper’s web site turned up Mildred’s obituary, which I have previously published.

With one record, we went from Searcy County, Arkansas to Chicago and Boston and then out to California. But, I still haven’t found anything else on Louise.

Sources

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census. Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_1015; Page: 66B; Enumeration District: 103-3002. Retrieved 26 December 2012.

Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index. Name: William M. Watts; Death Date: 9 December 1988; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951. Retrieved 26 December 2012.

Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index. Name: Lawson Scott; Death Date: August 1971; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951. Retrieved 26 December 2012.

Find A Grave. “William M. Watts,” created by Celeste Wideman. Retrieved 26 December 2012.

Find A Grave. “Vernon Lee Watts,” created by Vicalina. Retrieved 26 December 2012.


Timeline Thus Far

I thought it might be neat to take some of the dates mentioned in the articles on Graham Ancestry and arrange them in chronological order along with some other significant American historical milestones.

Nineteenth Century

4 July 1819.  The Territory of Arkansas was created from a portion of the Missouri Territory.

15 June 1836.  Arkansas was admitted into the Union as a slave state.

13 December 1838.  Searcy County, Arkansas was formed from a portion of Madison County.

June 1844.  Sarah F Scott was born in Alabama, USA.

1845.  Jesse Graham was born in Alabama, USA.

11 January 1861.  Alabama declared its secession from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America.

Civil War Began

12 April 1861.  The American Civil War began when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

6 May 1861.  Arkansas declared its secession from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America.

15 April 1865.  United States President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.

Circa 1865.  Jesse Graham married Sarah F Scott in Alabama, Confederate States of America.

Circa 1865.  William Graham was born to Jesse and Sarah Graham in Alabama, Confederate States of America.

20 August 1866.  United States President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation affirming the end of the Civil War.

Civil War Ended

1 January 1868.  James Newton Siler Watts was born in Searcy County, Arkansas, Fourth Military District.  The Fourth Military District was made up of Arkansas and Mississippi, both former states of the Confederacy that had not yet been re-admitted into the Union.

22 June 1868.  The United States Congress restored Arkansas to the Union.

13 July 1868.  The United States Congress restored Alabama to the Union.

5 September 1868.  Eliza Ann Graham was born in Alabama, USA to Jesse and Sarah Graham.

29 July 1869.  Mary Matilda Bohannon born in Arkansas, USA.

8 May 1870.  John Henry Graham born in Texas, USA to Jesse and Sarah Graham.

1879.  Mary F Graham born to Jesse and Sarah Graham in Searcy County, Arkansas.

1 June 1880The Tenth Census of the United States was enumerated nationwide.

5 August 1886.  James Newton Siler Watts married Eliza Ann Graham in Searcy County, Arkansas.

November 1887.  Elizabeth Watts was born to James and Eliza Watts.

3 October 1889.  John Henry Graham married Mary Matilda Bohannon in Searcy County, Arkansas.

2 June 1890The Eleventh Census of the United States was enumerated nationwide.

17 September 1890.  Evisa Jane Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

2 February 1891.  James Madison Watts was born to James and Eliza Watts.

22 July 1892.  Jessie Cornelius Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

1 October 1892.  Emma Sarah Watts was born to James and Eliza Watts.

1 September 1893.  Mary Ausidine Watts was born to James and Eliza Watts.

18 October 1893.  Callie Dona Watts was born in Oklahoma, USA.

20 February 1894.  William Thomas Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

9 May 1894.  Virgie Viola Copeland was born in Arkansas, USA.

19 January 1896.  John Jasper Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

January 1897.  William Jessie Watts was born to James and Eliza Watts.

23 August 1897.  Silas Midaner “Danner” Copeland was born in Arkansas, USA.

21 December 1897.  Mary Adaline Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

4 March 1898.  James Newton Siler Watts died at the age of 30.

1 June 1900The Twelfth Census of the United States was enumerated nationwide.

16 June 1900.  Sarah Rosabelle Graham was born of John and Mary Graham. She was either stillborn or died shortly thereafter.

Twentieth Century

16 February 1902.  Emma Dorothy Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

16 June 1904. Stella Viona Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

16 October 1905.  Seven-year-old Mary Adaline Graham died.

7 December 1907.  Nona Elizabeth Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

12 August 1909.  Daniel Paig Graham was born to John and Mary Graham.

15 April 1910The Thirteenth Census of the United States was enumerated nationwide.

World War I Began

28 June 1914.  World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

7 January 1917.  John Jasper Graham married Silas Midaner “Danner” Copeland in Searcy County, Arkansas.

11 March 1917. Jessie Cornelius Graham married Callie Dona Watts in Searcy County, Arkansas.

United States Entered World War I

6 April 1917.  The United States Congress declared war on Germany.

5 June 1917.  Brothers Jessie Cornelius Graham, William Thomas Graham, and John Jasper Graham all registered for the World War I draft at the local board in Marshall, Arkansas.

29 October 1917.  Denver Etridge Graham was born to John and Danner Graham.

4 November 1917.  William Thomas Graham married Virgie Viola Copeland in Searcy County, Arkansas.

11 March 1918. Ruby Duell Graham was born to Jessie and Callie Graham.

8 August 1918.  Erman Zebedee Graham was born to William and Virgie Graham.

11 November 1918.  World War I ended with an armistice signed at Compiègne, France.

World War I Ended

Between 1917 – 1919.  William Thomas Graham honorably discharged from the United States Army.

1 January 1920The Fourteenth Census of the United States was enumerated nationwide.

19 January 1920. Albert John Graham was born to Jessie and Callie Graham.

30 July 1920.  Dempsey Ray Graham was born to John and Danner Graham.

10 January 1921.  Most of the Eleventh Census (1890) was destroyed by a fire in the Commerce Building in Washington, DC.

7 February 1920.  Pernie Willodean Graham was born to William and Virgie Graham.

12 September 1920.  William Thomas Graham died at the age of 27.

1922.  Julus R Graham was born to John and Danner Graham.

9 March 1924.  Virgie Viola (Copeland) Graham, widow of William Thomas Graham, married Grover Morley Condley.

5 January 1925.  Berlene V Graham was born to John and Danner Graham.

20 August 1925.  Alvin Jesse Graham was born to Jessie and Callie Graham.

Great Depression Began

29 October 1929. The crash of the stock market marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

1 April 1930The Fifteenth Census of the United States was enumerated nationwide.

Circa 1930.  DeLois Graham was born to John and Danner Graham.

1935.  Alpha Graham was born to Jessie and Callie Graham.

World War II Began

1 September 1939.  World War II began with the German invasion of Poland and Slovakia.

Great Depression Ended / United States Entered World War II

7 December 1941.  The United States entered World War II following a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Empire of Japan.

27 April 1942.  Jessie Cornelius Graham registered for the World War II draft.

21 September 1944.  Mary Matilda (Bohannon) Graham died at the age of 75.

2 September 1945.  World War II ended with the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

World War II Ended

24 April 1946.  John Henry Graham died at the age of 75.

3 August 1947.  Eliza Ann (Graham) Watts died at the age of 78.

27 September 1958.  Callie Dona (Watts) Graham died at the age of 64.

22 November 1963.  United States President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, USA.

10 December 1966.  Denver Etridge Graham married Opal Geeham in Morley, Missouri, USA.

20 July 1969.  The Apollo 11 mission successfully completed the first landing of humans on the Moon.

15 August 1975.  Jessie Cornelius Graham died at the age of 83.

August 1979.  John Jasper Graham died at the age of 83 in Morley, Missouri, USA.

28 January 1986.  Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed 73 seconds after the launch of its tenth mission.  All seven crew members died.

16 February 1990.  Opal (Geeham) Graham died in Missouri, USA.

31 December 1991.  The dissolution of the USSR was completed, ending the Cold War that had existed between the USSR and the United States since the end of World War II in 1945.

11 June 1996.  Silas Midaner “Danner” (Copeland) Graham died at the age of 98 in Oran, Missouri, USA.

Twenty-First Century

11 September 2001.  Terrorists attacked the United States with hijacked jetliners, destroying the World Trade Center in New York City and damaging the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

1 February 2003.  Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed during re-entry on its 28th mission.  All seven crew members died.

10 September 2004.  Denver Etridge Graham died at the age of 86 in Missouri, USA.

15 October 2010.  Graham Ancestry journal went online at WordPress.com.


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