Sentimental Sunday- Eight Small Boys

January 10, 2010 1 comment

Ada Weekly News, April 30, 1925 Ada, Oklahoma

       Eight Small Boys In 1925,
       All in Army, War Work

E. C. Hearn, 321 West Fifteenth has in the last few days been looking fondly at a picture taken in 1925 of eight small boys, all but one barefooted, and thinking a bit abut where those young men are scattered about.
Three of the eight are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Hearn and a fourth is a nephew who had just come in to be with them when the picture was taken. The lads were sitting along a concrete culvert in the 400 block on West Seventeenth. The “littlest” was E.C. Hearn Jr, who was scared or mad or something as he was obviously howling noisily. And where are they now? Either in military service or in defense plants.
E. C Hearn, Jr is with 45th Division.
Jake Hearn is in bombardier school in Santa Ana, California.
Jack Hearn is in defense work in Fort Worth, Texas.
Their cousin J.C. Hearn is in defense work in Mississippi.
Alfred and Wilbourn Crow, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Crow are in the Army, Alfred at Abilene and Wilbourn with the Forty-fifth.
Glen Witcher, son of W. J. Witcher is at Camp Barkley in the Army.
And C. Russell, son of Mrs. W. J. Witcher is with the U.S. Marines at San Diego, California.
(My Dad, Jack Hearn is 4th from the right. Shortly after this picture he joined the Navy and served on the USS Greenwood- De-79). Of the eight boys, two did not survive the war, Alfred Crow and my Uncle Jake Hearn)

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Surname Saturday- Barwis/Barwise

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

My great grandmother Mary Jenett Barwise was born 17 April 1866, in Preston, Lancashire, England.  My research has documented this line to a  Joseph Barwise, blacksmith, who died in Maryport, Cumberland 26 May 1807. His son James was christened in Kendal, Westmoreland 25 August 1780. James migrated to Lancashire, going first to Lancaster, then Blackburn and Preston.  The occupations of these particular Barwise men were either shoemakers or blacksmiths.
Mary Jenett and Agnes Barwise

This surname is of English origin and may be from the hamlet of Barwise in Westmorland, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century “beorgas” meaning “hills”.

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Wordless Wednesday –Abel, Sally and "the turkey"

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Abel and Sarah Crow at 321 W. 15th, Ada, Oklahoma probably around 1925

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Wordless Wednesday

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

My grandmother, Ida Bailey Mayfield Crow and her twin sister Ora Lucille Howard Crow,
born 24 October 1884, Sherman Grayson County, Texas.

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Tombstone Tuesday-Reverend Francis Rattray (1743-1806)

December 8, 2009 1 comment

My GGGG Grandfather, Francis Rattray,  born 21 February 1743, Barony, Glasgow, Scotland, son of Alexander  Rattray and Janet Orr. Francis attended the University of Glasgow.  He married Agnes Haynes ( daughter of John Haynes, woolcomber of Aberdeen)  3 December 1784 in Edinburgh where his occupation was given as schoolteacher.  Next record found for Francis for the christening of my GGG grandmother Jenett Rattray 27 Nov, 1794)and her sister Mary Haynes Rattray, 9 April 1793 at the Howard Street Chapel (Independent) in Sheffield, Yorkshire England. There were three more children born to Francis & Agnes Rattray. They were John, Agnes and Francis. Their christening records have not been located.

Rev. Francis Rattray died  24 Oct. 1806  in Blennerhasset, Cumberland, England.  He is buried in the churchyard at St Michael’s in Torpenhow, Cumberland, England. One of the most thrilling moments in over 25 years of researching this family was to visit this beautiful resting place of my ancestors in 2002

Diocese of Carlisle, Bishops Transcripts, Parish of Torpenhow, Cumberland,  The Rev. Francis Rattray, Presbyterian Minister at Blennerhasset, age 58 years,was b uried October 24th. The above ia a just extract of parish Register of Torpenhow of all the burials for the year 1806.
Witness our hands this 12st day of May 1807.
James Marshall
Officiating Minister at Torpenhow Thomas Martin Thos. Railton

FHL Film 0090669

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Sarah Frances Chiles was born 7 July 1851 at Hickman Mills, Jackson County, Missouri, the daughter of Alexander Chiles and Letitia Rice. Sallie married Abel Marion Crow 28 September 1870 in Grayson County, Texas. She died 28 February 1927 in Ada, Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma.