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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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Myra Meeks Healey # 132430960
Well hello, again! I'd like to thank you for sharing an obit of my g'aunt Myra Meeks Healey. She was so hard to find anything about online, but did finally get her dates & the cemetery name (from her step-daughter, Nadine Healey Smith). (The obit in the Farmerville paper had several errors.)
Added by Nancy on Feb 07, 2017 5:58 PM
Travis Talley & spouse Virginia
Hello, again! I've just noticed your photo on the Memorial for Travis Morgan Talley, # 113227458 - and would like to ask if you would mind posting the same photo for the double headstone over on her page. Virginia Griffin Talley, # 127522117 - - I thank you very much!
Added by Nancy on Feb 07, 2017 5:51 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Letha Hudson Clark #84903237
Bonnie, Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate gravesites for either of her parents. Both of them were born in Arkansas; her father also died there (don't yet know about her mother), but I haven't located any further information. I will continue to search, and if I am successful, will update her memorial with those links. Should you happen to come across their final resting places, please let me know. Thanks for all the work you are doing on this website! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on Feb 07, 2017 10:56 AM
Gerry Hill
RE: Obit - Henry Hamilton
Well thanks a lot for being interested enough to add them.
Added by Gerry Hill on Jan 24, 2017 8:47 AM
Gerry Hill
Thanks for letting me use it, but I was also going to ask since it was so old, if you were kin to Theod. Henry Hamilton?

He is in my family.

Thanks. Gerry Hill
Added by Gerry Hill on Jan 21, 2017 3:20 PM
Hi again, Bonnie - I found the last daughter of William and his first wife, Pink. She is there in the same cemetery as her father.

Her memorial # is 126140563 - would you please add your photos of her to the memorial? I have sent links to the contributor for her father & mother. I wish I could find what Thornton she married after Wm. Guise died.
~Cheers, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jan 09, 2017 1:17 PM
RE: 11067900
Thanks for looking into it, Bonnie - I'm sure Pink is his first wife. Found her as such on the census and a marriage record. Also, the little girls listed on her gravestone were with William Mosley Whitlow and Bettie Bell Rolfe in later Census Records.
I was mostly questioning the name of the last little girl of Pink....she is listed as "Willie Pink" (probably in honor of her father, William and mother, Pink) on the mother's gravestone, but then just as "Miss Pink Whitlow" on her own marriage record at age 19.
Cheers~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jan 03, 2017 6:22 PM
Bonnie: Please take a look at memorial # 11067900. I think this is Pink Missouri Bell. Was she not the first wife of William Moseley Whitlow? She is with him on the 1880 Census taken at Mill Creek, Ashley, Arkansas with their little girl, Mary (Mary Sue). Pink died 3 years later, but by then had had two more girls. They are named on her stone.

One daughter born to Pink was actually on the 1900 Census as Pink M., age 17. Is that the one who is called "Willie Pink" on the stone... Do you know? Thanks for any help.
Cheers, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jan 02, 2017 6:51 PM
Augustus Benjamin Calhoun, Jr.
Looking for info on Mr. Calhoun. He served in Navy with my father and I am trying to get in touch with families to share info I have on what they did in the war. Noticed you had put pictures on his page. Please contact me if you have any info. Thanks.
Added by Steve on Dec 22, 2016 11:07 AM
Karen (Ogburn) Lint
Ira H. Culp
I Don't suppose you know in which newspaper this artcle appeared?

Thank you for posting it!

[umamed newspaper clipping, Friday, 19 May 1922] added by Bonnie Sisson Manning

The Northeastern portion of Morehouse parish and southeastern Ashley county, Ark. are greatly aroused over the murder of Mr. Ira H. Culp on the night of May 12. the crime was committed probably about 2 o'clock in the morning. The victim appears to have been lured from his home, foully assasisnated, his body dismembered and an effort made to cremate the remains by placing the body in the house, in which he was living alone, and burning the house to cover up the crime. Mr. Culp was a well-to-do farmer and highly respected. His farm was about two miles north of the Arkansas-Louisiana line.

Three men have been arrested as implicated in the crime, a man named Richardson, and his two sons, neighbors of the murdered man. A preliminary trial was to have been held yesterday in Wilmot but the accused waived a hearing and were bound over to the grand jury without bond.
Added by Karen (Ogburn) Lint on Dec 06, 2016 1:57 PM
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