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Bonnie Sisson Manning (#47311181)
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Bio Photo Please feel free to use any pictures I've posted and I am HAPPY to transfer memorials!

Born/raised in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. Lived in Southern California for 30+ years.

Since I was little, I've been fascinated by the 1922 KKK cold case of kinsman, Filmore Watt Daniel/Thomas Fletcher Richard. Their deaths/aftermath helped prevent the growth of the KKK in the 20's.

I'm happy to share what KKK info I have with anyone.

From the Family History Club & private sources, I have:

1. "The Murders of Mer Rouge" by John Rogers of the St. Louis Dispatch (Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter)
2. "The 20th Century KKK in Morehouse Parish" by Dr. Alton Earl Ingram.
3. "The Black Hood of the KKK" - Prof. James M. Ruiz - Penn State - Harrisburg, PA.
4. The Family History Club has given me copies of the newspaper clippings collected by Tott Davenport.
5. Whiskey, Mischief and the Courthouse Gang by George Mallory Patton (Dec 2005)

I have been documenting the families of Sisson, Harp, Daniel(s), Yeldell, Evans, Cheshire, Arant, Sims, Manning, Whitehead, Humphrey(s), Laing, Rainwater & Bowe.

I have a copy of Thomas Young "T.Y." Harp's "My Kinfolk: An Account of the Harps, Masoners, Runyons, Whitlocks, Flinns, Greens and Roberts." I'll happily send copies to anyone who wants one.

I have worked my way through 1922 - 1949 of the Morehouse Enterprise - I looked for articles regarding World War II veterans (any vet actually) and scanned any obit I found. Please let me know if I posted something in error. I will happily send you any obits or articles I have scanned.

I have scanned Albert Berton "Son" Sisson's (my dad) copy of Men & Women in World War II from Lincoln, Morehouse & Union Parishes (1946). This was published by Victory Publishing for the American Legion in 1946. The 4000+ names, pictures and military bios in the book were submitted by area families shortly after the war. I will happily save the book on a thumb drive and send it to you if you want a copy.

I am working with the Family History Club's publications, "Known Burials of Morehouse Parish" - Vol 1 & 2. I will happily transfer any of my FAG sites to family and friends of loved ones. You may use any pictures I've taken or posted.

I have started adding information to various FAG sites from Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey's "Bartholomew's Song" - many family histories are contained within it. I also believe that this book started Morehouse Parish people cleaning up the bayou. I highly recommend this book to you.

THANK YOU to Larry Freeman who has provided more than 3500 pictures for me to post. Larry! You are a jewel!!!!

For additional Morehouse Parish info you may contact:

The Family History Club
P.O. Box 1227
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
Family History Club
Snyder Museum
1620 East Madison Avenue
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
(318) 281-8760
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Sam Hampton, Jr
RE: Greta Gafford FAG#139635953

Thank you

Added by Sam Hampton, Jr on Nov 30, 2016 2:27 PM
Alta Cate
Thank you
I join many others in thanking you for the photos and obituaries of members of my family you have posted on this website. I am writing a family history of the Hampton, Jordan, and Harrison families in Morehouse Parish and your postings have been most helpful.

Added by Alta Cate on Nov 07, 2016 8:21 AM
Marc Hollingsworth
Evelyn Gates Tatum - Rocky Branch
Thank you very much!
Added by Marc Hollingsworth on Nov 01, 2016 2:47 PM
Karen Meyer
Dr Lucien Eldred Larche, Sr Find A Grave Memorial# 29668771
Thank you all you folks at Find A Grave do and for posting pictures and obits.
Added by Karen Meyer on Oct 31, 2016 1:48 PM
Doug McBroom
Obit - JT Chapman
Bonnie, do you know which newspaper carried JT Chapman's (Find A Grave #117769209) obituary? Thanks again for posting a copy. Doug McBroom, Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Oct 30, 2016 2:34 PM
Doug McBroom
Tombstone picture & Obit
Bonnie, many thanks for taking the time to post a picture of James Thomas CHAPMAN's tombstone and his obituary. Doug McBroom, Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Oct 30, 2016 2:27 PM
Pat Lowe
Thomas M Wynn
I saw the photo of Thomas M Wynn you contributed to his memorial. I have put it on his FS page.
If you are related to him, you might be interested in another photo of him that I have contributed to FamilySearch, His ID #
Take a look at his information and let me know if I have any errors etc.
I would be happy to receive any additional info about this family as I am connected to them back in Georgia with his 2nd great grandfather Dr James A C Wynn. Dr Wynn's wife Mary Ann Settle was the sister of my 2nd great grandfather James M Settle.
Please pass on my contact info to any who are interested in the Wynn family.

Pat Lowe
Added by Pat Lowe on Oct 14, 2016 3:34 PM
Bobby Welch
John Quincy Welch Obituary


Thanks for uploading John Quincy's obituary.. appreciate it much..

Added by Bobby Welch on Oct 04, 2016 9:07 PM
B. Lynn Couch
Emmett R. Roirdan
Bonnie, I am certain that the memorial you have for "Emmett R. Roirdan" #170611131, listed at PineGrove Cemetery is same person as Robert E. Riordan #29414196. The "Roirdan" name is misspelled in the newspaper clipping. Please see memorial 29414196, I am not sure if name is Robert Emmett or Emmett Robert but grave marker has Robert E. Riordan. The clipping would be a great addition to memorial as well as Bio.
Thank you for all that you do!
Added by B. Lynn Couch on Sep 30, 2016 4:59 PM
Kiki Newton-Moore
Frederick Cason Newton
Thank you so much for the obituary of my great uncle.
Added by Kiki Newton-Moore on Sep 26, 2016 7:00 PM
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