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Bonnie Sisson Manning (#47311181)
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Bio Photo Born/raised in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. Lived in Southern California for 30 years and have now returned to Morehouse Parish. Since I was little, I've been facinated by the 1922 cold case of 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 else. From the Family History Club, 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.
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 Patton (Dec 2005)

I have been documenting the families of Sisson, Harp, Daniel, Yeldell, Evans, Cheshire, Arant, Sims, Humphrey(s), Laing, Rainwater & Bowe. PLUS I dabble in several others.

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'm slowly working my way through the war years of the Morehouse Enterprise - I'm looking for article regarding World War II veterans (any vet actually) and scanning any obit I find. Please let me know if I post something in error.

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.

I have finished scanning the book "Men & Women in WWII from Lincoln, Morehouse and Union Parishes". I'm taking the pictures and the military info and adding it to the memorials I find. Let me know if I post something in error - or if I can share any of these scans with you.

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

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The Family History Club
P.O. Box 1227
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
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Snyder Museum
1620 East Madison Avenue
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
(318) 281-8760
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Lonnie Duty
Thank you so much for the photo and info on Lonnie Duty. I had never seen a photo of him before the one you posted. Thanks again!
Added by ko on Nov 27, 2015 2:25 PM
Barb Stewart Johnston
Breed brothers
Thanks for the military info on these brothers from Bernice. I have posted it on their memorials!
Added by Barb Stewart Johnston on Nov 26, 2015 8:03 AM
Margaret Gilmore
Thank you for the obituary!!
I want to thank you for the posting of my husband's great grandmother's obituary. She is Alice Poole (Lightcap) Roe from Bastrop, LA - 1856 - 1944. We had never seen that so thank you!!

There were also family members in Mer Rouge and Tensas and Madison Parishes (Denio, Roe and Buckner families) Please let me know if you have any research on these families.

Thanks again!!
Margaret Gilmore
Added by Margaret Gilmore on Nov 25, 2015 1:19 PM
Gertrude Cone
Hi I have transferred this site to you. I love the Cone family. I grew in Wilmot, AR. My Mother and Daddy were William and Mabel Fuller.

I remember visiting someone In Mer Rouge La with My Mother many times. All I can tell you they had
a daughter named Carolyn. I was very fascinated by her as a young girl. All I can tell you was crippled - but was very active.

If you see and more you would like to have transferred - and I will more than happy to do it.

Sandra Fuller Fisher
Added by Sandra on Nov 21, 2015 11:48 AM
Benjamin Wade. And Patrick wade
Thank you for the new pictures. Put a huge smile on my face to see these. I have never seen them before. I will be sharing them with the family. Thank you so much

Jennifer Williams Speights
( granddaughter of Bennie and
Great niece of Patrick)
Added by Jennifer on Nov 13, 2015 8:52 PM
Loretta Talley Stehle
RE: George Fredrick Wallis in Memorial Gardens
If I come across any additional information I will pass it along. I am not related to him. I just happened to come across his obit and put his information on Find-A-Grave.
Added by Loretta Talley Stehle on Nov 13, 2015 8:21 PM
Re: Photo posted in error to memorial no. 142216900
Would you please remove the digital image of a newspaper clipping about Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kaufman from memorial no. 142216900 for Henrietta Levy Marix? Her first husband, Adolphe Kaufman, died in 1881. The Adolph Kaufman who is the subject of the article you posted was still alive in 1944. Thank you.
Added by CemeteryRose on Nov 13, 2015 2:39 PM
Re: photos posted in error to memorial no. 139081385
Would you please remove the digital images of newspaper clippings that you recently added to memorial no. 139081385 for Adolphe Kaufman? Adolphe Kaufman, born 1842 in Germany, died in 1881; the clippings you posted were for an Adolph Kaufman who was still alive in 1946. Thank you.
Added by CemeteryRose on Nov 13, 2015 2:30 PM
John Leslie Whithorne # 101605269
I think the photo of John Leslie Whithorne is actually of his son who was born in 1923. This photo would be for him at age 19 in 1942. Of it were of John senior he would be age 51.

His son's memorial is # 154744828. Still need confirmation of his cemetery. If you want you could switch the photo to his memorial.

Added by NHans on Nov 08, 2015 1:32 AM
Robert and Charlene Sawyer
RE: Sawyers in Hamburg Cemetery
Mary Sue Whitlow was married to Jeff White Sawyer. I have connected them and when I have some time will try to connect the rest if I can figure them out. Great to see all the wonderful pictures. Thanks so much for your devotion to family history.
Added by Robert and Charlene Sawye... on Nov 05, 2015 5:34 PM
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