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Bruce Gillett (#47107203)
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Corrine E. Shirley Corbin
Friend Kightlinger
I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed but I try. I've tried to add my mother's name under Merle's name but it won't let me. Pushing that edit button shows several boxes and I tried to insert His Father and mother but it says I can only enter numbers. Now I'm confused. I did find the memorial for Uncle Merle and I really like the picture that's there. I'm going to copy it so I can insert it into my Newest Family Tree. I'll leave well enough alone for now.
Added by Corrine E. Shirley Corbin on Aug 26, 2016 2:32 PM
Corrine E. Shirley Corbin
RE: Friend Burvell Kightlinger.
My understanding of the accident was that Hazel had just finished a shower and had splashed on a copious amount of Hawaiian White Ginger after bath splash. Covered in a towel she went into the dining room to light up a cigarette and her body was instantly covered in flames.. She ran out the front door and Merle ran after her with something to put out the flames. When the police arrived and she was transported to the hospital, the police arrested Merle for indecent exposure because he had run out the door in his boxer shorts with the first thing he could grab to try to smother the flames. Hazel died from the Pneumonia due to the destruction of the fire and it's damage to her lungs. I've looked for a newspaper article but so far haven't found one. Maybe you know more of what's going on in Syracuse than I do. If you find one please share it with me. What I've relayed here is from Merle's phone call to my mother and he was pretty upset.
Added by Corrine E. Shirley Corbin on Aug 26, 2016 1:54 PM
Corrine E. Shirley Corbin
RE: Friend Burvell Kightlinger.
I'd be happy to take it over and fill in the blanks. I met Hazel once when he and my Uncle came to Warren for a visit. It was actually the only time I ever saw my Uncle in person. I did find some newspaper articles on Merle, from when he was the victim of a break in at his home and robbed. He was beaten pretty bad and they took his social security check leaving him absolutely penniless. He never called us, if he even had a phone. After he lost Hazel in that tragic accident he was never the same. Anyway, I'll take it over if you know how to do that sort os stuff. I don't.
Added by Corrine E. Shirley Corbin on Aug 25, 2016 5:35 PM
Corrine E. Shirley Corbin
Friend Burvell Kightlinger.
My mother was his daughter, Charlotte Maybell Kightlinger Shirley. She had 2 children, my brother born in 1938 and myself born in 1939. If you want to add Charlotte (Lottie) to her the list of children, please do.

I can be reached at Ancestry.com
Added by Corrine E. Shirley Corbin on Aug 24, 2016 6:22 PM
Mary Drexler
RE: John B Gillett Find A Grave Memorial# 81590656
Totally enjoying our connection. I sent you an email with more information
Added by Mary Drexler on May 31, 2016 4:38 PM
Mary Drexler
RE: John B Gillett Find A Grave Memorial# 81590656
Willis M Gillett Find A Grave Memorial# 81593038
Is the husband of my first cousin twice removed.

But here is the humorous part - I had two parts of the family kind of crash into each other

The Sanford/Ives/Gillett families crash into the Sanford/Lampman/Merrifield/Gillett families

Eudette Gillett is my first cousin twice removed.
Arthur H Sanford my father
Edna Lucy Lampman Sanford his mother (my grandmother)
Elwin E Lampman her father (my great grandfather)
Lucinda Jane Lampman Merrifield his sister (my 2nd great aunt)
Eudette Merrifield Gillett her daughter
She married Willis Gillett
William Gillett is his father
Joseph Gillett is his father
Joseph Gillett is his father
Joseph Gillett is his father
Johnathan is his father
Josiah is his father (brother of Samuel – see below)
Jonathan Gillette is his father (and my 8th great grandfather) see below


Jonathan Gillette is my 8th great grandfather.
Arthur H Sanford my father
John Bradford Sanford his father
Rhoda Ives Sanford his mother
John Ives her father
Ira Ives his father
John Ives his father
Daniel Ives his father
Mary Gillett Ives his mother
Samuel Gillett her father (brother of Josiah-see above)
Jonathan Gillette his father


So…………….my first cousin, twice removed is married to the 5th great grandson of my 8th great grandfather.
Added by Mary Drexler on May 30, 2016 4:28 PM
Mary Drexler
John B Gillett Find A Grave Memorial# 81590656
I am distantly related to this family. I love all the family photos, but wonder how John is the only one with out a photo?
Added by Mary Drexler on May 30, 2016 4:09 PM
Diane LM
RE: Hazel Knightlinger
I will lookup Merle. I love the name of the Inst. We had in 1905 "Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Minded Children". How about them apples???
Added by Diane LM on May 28, 2016 3:48 PM
Sue Leitzsey Bradley
RE: Gladys Ruth Butler Ferguson
Thanks for the update. I did as you requested. I find it sad that families don't know their past relatives. I find so many name mistakes in obituaries.

Sue
Added by Sue Leitzsey Bradley on May 27, 2016 5:20 PM
Diane LM
RE: Hazel Knightlinger
Isn't history amazing? We would never know so much about these people without a site like this. I feel like a spy !
Added by Diane LM on May 27, 2016 9:31 AM
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