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Dee Burris Blakley
RE: long family tree brach
Could you please email me with this type of correspondence. It's really outside of Find a Grave - more genealogy.

I am happy to correspond with you, but it's much easier to reply to email than to have to come to an outside website.

Dee
Added by Dee Burris Blakley on Jan 23, 2014 12:48 PM
Dee Burris Blakley
RE: long family tree brach
I have sent an email to the email address on your profile with several links in it.

If you have not received it yet, you may want to check your junk mail.

Dee
Added by Dee Burris Blakley on Jan 22, 2014 10:09 AM
Dee Burris Blakley
RE: long family tree brach
You are very welcome.

I take a long view on family history research. I am happy to share, because this is not just MY family...

Dee
Added by Dee Burris Blakley on Jan 22, 2014 9:21 AM
Dee Burris Blakley
RE: long family tree brach
No problem.

Am sending you an email to give you a link to Minnie and Josiah's pages in my online family tree to see the documentation.

Dee
Added by Dee Burris Blakley on Jan 22, 2014 9:01 AM
Dee Burris Blakley
RE: long family tree brach
Here is one of Minnie's obituaries. which seemed to me to be more about Josiah, but then my Williamses were very impressed with him:
"Mrs. J H Shinn Dies at Home in Washington, D C
Mrs. Minnie C Shinn, aged 78, widow of Josiah H Shinn, formerly of Little Rock, died at her home in Washington, D C early Thursday. The late Mr. Shinn was superintendent of public instruction in Arkansas from 1890 to 1894. He and Mrs. Shinn moved to Washington about 1902 when he accepted a government position.

He was the author of many historical works. He was a native of Russellville, Pope county, and met Mrs. Shinn at her home in Kentucky after he studied law in Cincinnati, O.

Their home was at Russellville and Magnolia, where he was the principal of schools in those cities and they moved to Little Rock when he was appointed to a position in the state Department of Education before his election as superintendent.

Mrs. Shinn was born at Bridgeport, Ky. Mr. Shinn died in 1917. Their son made his home with his mother until his death two years ago. Mrs. Shinn visited in Little Rock last spring. She is survived by one brother, J D Williams, 2310 Ringo street. Funeral arrangements will be announced by P H Ruebel & Co." Published on Wednesday, 17 Feb 1932, in the Arkansas Gazette

That obit places the year of Roy's death at 1930. (His full name was Joseph Roy Longworth Shinn.) My Williams family Bible had a full date of death for him of 13 Feb 1930 in Washington, DC but did not list a place of burial. As far as I know, Roy married a woman named Maude sometime between 1910 and 1920, probably in Washington, DC. In the 1910 census, he was living with his parents in DC, and in the 1920 census, he was living with Maude in a rented home in DC.

As far as I know, he left no descendants.

Hope this helps.

Dee
Added by Dee Burris Blakley on Jan 22, 2014 8:39 AM
Dee Burris Blakley
RE: long family tree brach
Then we must be related.

Minnie was my great grandfather's sister.

You might be interested to read why Minnie was wearing black in that photo. I posted about it on my genealogy blog, at this link:
http://dee-burris.dreamwidth.org/32148.html

Dee
Added by Dee Burris Blakley on Jan 22, 2014 7:49 AM
 

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