When I was very young I always wanted to know just "who I was" My parents divorced when I was under 4 years of age, so I had no knowledge of my father's side.
I started doing family research in the mid 1980's. So many family members had passed away so getting information has been a struggle.
Find A Grave has really aided in my research.
I post obituaries of my family and any connected to them, or some just to help others looking for their roots. I am always happy to help.
In 1989 I bought an old 1970's scrapbook at a flea market that contained many obituaries of San Saba County Texas. When the cemetery is named I am posting them to Find-A-Grave.
I started collecting obituaries of my school friends back in the 1950's and have been posting them also.
I was born and raised in Conroe, Texas, went to school there until 1952 when my family moved to Houston. I attended and graduated from S.F. Austin in 1954. I was a proud member of the Scottish Brigade Drill Team.
My first job was at the Crighton Theater in Conroe when I was only 15 years of age. I worked the door, concession and cashier. When we moved to Houston (Denver Harbor area) I worked at the Globe and Venus Theaters. In 1953 I went to work for Spiegel's Department Store in downtown Houston in the children's department. I worked on Monday nights and Saturdays. After graduation I was aoffered a position in the credit department. In December 1954 I accepted the job of traveling credit manager trainor to 5 states for Spiegel's. My territories were Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. I met many interesting people and saw many wonderful places along the way and had the time of my life seeing so many places and taking photos. I remained with Spiegel's until the chain was sold to the Darling Company. Darling Company did not have a credit department so that department was phased out and all employees were let go.
My family names I am researching are: ASHMORE,BEAN,BROWN,CARLISLE,CRAWFORD,GREGG,HEMPHILL,LANG, MIDKIFF,PERRY,SMITH,TURNER,WEST,WIGGINS AND YOUNG ~~ my Bean's and Midkiff's came to Texas in 1825
My husbands family names are: ADAMS,BALDWIN, BAXTER, CEARLEY, CHESHIRE, DONAHO, HOWELL, MCCORMICK, WALKER, AND WHITE ~~ my Cearley's and Walker's came to Texas in the 1850's and the Donaho's in the 1820's
Our children's family names are ANDERSON and SANSOM
Information Betty: I saw where you submitted the obit & personal photo for Mode B. Etheredge,Find A Grave Memorial# 58753967 and remembered that you work Trinity County. I found the father of Mode B. Etheredge and submitted the link to Ron & Myrna Cooper. The obit says that his mother was Ora Lee Reed. I find where an Ora Etheredge died in Trinity County on 18 JLY 1986 (TX Death Index) and since she had a son living in Trinity County at that time, Paul Conner Etheredge (memorial #19796372) was wondering if you can find out if maybe she was buried in the same cemetery as he was. It just seems a shame that a man of such stature As LTC Mode B. Etheredge is not linked to his family. My interest was with his wife, Emma Fatheree. She belongs to my McCarley/Barnett family on my mother's side. I appreciate your help. Kay
RE: Sybil Attaway She's on there under Midway Christian Church Cemetery in Barrow County as Sybil Attaway Sims. You can to link, I thought I had before. I can work on her tonight. I'm getting food church then going to Mama's for the day. Do you have Hemphill relatives in Georgia? Lots of them here.