I see you state that William M Miller was your great great great (if I counted right). would be mine too through first marriage. I have found another researcher documented his first children (John, James, Mildred, Robert and Isaac) in Caldwell County, Ky. -- I'm descended from James). I'm trying to find out if William ever lived in Caldwell County, Ky., or region (surely did) or just some further documentation that he fathered these folks before he migrated at some point to Texas. I find James, Mildred and Isaac living in one household, all in their 20s, in 1850, in Caldwell County, but must assume dad had moved with second family by then. thank you for any help.
Cynthia Rivera Parents have been noted, appreciate the input. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I ment to go back and retake her stone photo + the others in the plot that didn't turn out. Now I just got reminded .... again, thanks. Later, James Coston
RE: JAMES W. THOMASON Well, hmmm, tracking Verna down, there's a couple of places you could try. According to the newspaper article Carbon County Sheriff's Office was first responder, this is in Rawlins, it would very likely not be digitized, I don't know what the retention on it would be, probably expired. Wyoming Highway Patrol responded, they'd be in Cheyenne. A copy could also be at the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office in Green River, it happened on a county road and that's not WHP's jurisdiction. Both Carbon Co SO and WHP would have been Agency Assists to Sweetwater Co SO. It's still often done this way BTW, Wamsutter is damned near not in Sweetwater County, Rawlins is far closer and any patrolman working out of the Rawlins district would have a faster response time. If the record still exists it would provide addresses for all the parties involved, including Jim and Verna. You could also try Vase's Funeral Home, this is also the county coroner, 307-362-5770, they may have a billing record.
I saw your photo request come through. It's very likely that there is no marker. I photographed all of the stones still standing and readable in 2010. It's possible I missed a few, the rows aren't what you'd call straight and there was a boatload of time spent clearing off markers enough to get a photo, I could have lost track of where I was while doing that.
Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jan 27, 1953 Texan Dies in Mishap; Springs Man Is Injured
RAWLINS, Jan. 26—(UP)—A Texas man was killed in a one-car turnover on a Sweetwater county road north of Wamsutter late Saturday afternoon, boosting state traffic fatalities to seven this year.
Jimmy V. Thomason, 34, Ryan, Tex., drive of a 1950 four door sedan, was found dead in the car by investigating officers from Carbon county.
Highway Patrolman C.B. Ryon said he believed death had been immediate but did not know the cause of death.
Thomason's wife, Verna, is hospitalized in Carbon County Memorial hospital with a broken jaw, and J.B. Garrett, and oil worker is being treated at Memorial hospital for bruises. Ryon reported conditions of both persons as good.
The fourth passenger, J.H. Jerome of Rock Springs, received bruises and a face cut.
Thomason lost control of the car on a dirt road two and one-half miles north of Wamsutter as he was rounding a curve. The car turned over two and one-fourth times, coming to a rest in the barrow pit. The accident occurred between 5 and 5:15 p.m. The vehicle was demolished.
Thomason was employed as a driller by the Oil Corporation of America at a well being drilled 40 miles north of Wamsutter.