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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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Jesse Pickel, teacher
Thank you so much for this. I thought he had done some teaching - just couldn't verify it. His eldest brother & 2 of his 4 sisters were teachers - one other sister did have 2 years of college - but I've never found anything online about whether or not she ever taught. That leaves only the youngest sister & I don't know whether of not she went to college - but, she did get married at age 15, so I think not.
Added by Nancy on May 12, 2017 2:06 PM
Ruby Nell Forman Markle
Bonnie, she just died on April 30, 2017 - & and she's been added here - Memorial # 178950579 -

Added by Nancy on May 02, 2017 11:37 PM
henry osborne
Thank you so much
Added by henry osborne on Apr 28, 2017 7:25 AM
Nannie Pickel Landers
Thank you again for the newspaper clips. I have all her brothers and sisters & their spouses already - in fact, I have all her family info. except an adopted son of her husband's. Larche W. Landers adopted a son his first wife had with her first husband & raised him in Marion with Nannie (I think he may have been 12 years old at first). His name was Arthur [Terrill] Landers - and shows up on a census record in Marion - as well as an 18-year old student at LSU in the 1900 census. I can find nothing more about him - and I've always wondered what became of him. - - - Thank you again for the news clips.
Added by Nancy on Apr 26, 2017 3:18 PM
henry osborne
Please remove the obit from memorial 49389469.
I appreciate the effort you have done. But the family does not does not want it there. Thank you. Henry/Faye.
Added by henry osborne on Apr 26, 2017 11:43 AM
Nannie Pickel Landers
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for the obituary you posted on her page! I had been unable to find where she was buried for sooooo long. She was still in the 1940 Census for living in Marion - but I had an idea she had gone to live with her widowed daughter (& only recently found where she & her husband were buried). So, that's one outstanding mystery solved. Also, I had no idea that she had training in Millinery though I did know her husband had a store in Shiloh then one in Bernice. She had 2 years of college - typical for teachers - but I've never found any reference that she taught school - as did her sisters Mollie & Mattie & brother James.
Added by Nancy on Apr 24, 2017 9:31 PM
Anne Rupert
RE: Anna L Trimble Dean #81529245
Thank you for posting the article. I will study it and try to find family. I was able to contact and estranged child from this family several years ago. Can't do any better than we do and your work is appreciated. Anne Rupert
Added by Anne Rupert on Apr 12, 2017 3:24 PM
Susan Vaughan Westbrook
Bonnie, if you had found an obit for Susan who died 10-31-1933 it would have been posted on her memorial, right? There is one posted for her husband George Washington Westbrook who died 5-13-1922. Thanks for your effort and your time.
Added by RVD on Apr 03, 2017 4:09 PM
Robert H
May Kidd Smith
Thanks for posting her obituary. My grandmother had actually saved a copy which I have.

The little boy was James Smith, Jr. who recovered to live to be 102 1/2 !
Added by Robert H on Apr 02, 2017 6:21 PM
Kiki Newton-Moore
James Taylor Dalton
I want to thank you for posting newspaper articles and obituaries on Find A Grave memorials. I found my 2nd great aunt Armetus Newton by finding her husband James Taylor Dalton and an obituary with her name listed. Her grave is listed as Mrs. James Taylor Dalton, so I have sent an edit to Find A Grave. These news additions are a treasure trove of information.
Thanks again for all your work!
Kiki Newton-Moore
Added by Kiki Newton-Moore on Apr 02, 2017 11:40 AM
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