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Rebecca Burnham Kallaher (#46872588)
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Susan Reichert
Leo D Gardner
They Have Mary Ann Gardner listed as his mother, that is not correct, his father remarried after Mary Ann died to a Sarah Catherine Randall, and Leo D Gardner is Sarah Catherines son.

I know this because Leo D Gardner is my grandfather.

Susan Reichert
If you have questions contact me at and put leo d gardner in the subject line.
Added by Susan Reichert on Aug 25, 2016 5:07 AM
Mary Quirk-Thompson
RE: Note from Mary/re Mollie no pic
Hi again,

I do not have a picture of Mollie. I almost did.

My aunt Helen Mollie's niece had the family pix. There were not many. We went thru them in the late 1990s. She said I could have them when she died.

Helen was in a Catholic order of Sisters who did social work. They cared for teenage girls who were going thru hard times. She loved everyone. She was a real sweetie.

When going thru the pictures while visiting Aunt Helen at the Sisters' nursing home we found three separate pix each of one of her dad's Quirk sisters. Helen said that she "did not waste much love" on the Quirk aunts. A comment like that from Helen would take your breathe away.

Every year my grandfather & grandmother were invited for Xmas dinner but not the 8 children, Helen and my dad et al.

My GM died in 1924 so really old news. Why would they even go? Aunts were not practicing Catholics and based on how my dearly loved aunts worked, thinking GPs went to keep contact in order to get them to return to the church. A lot of energy was expended bringing people back to the church.

When my first cousin graduated from our all girls Catholic high school, the Quirk aunts sent dozens of white roses. My sweet and kind uncle so totally out of character went ballistic. Said if they had just sent one box of candy to the kids for Xmas it would have meant so much.

Never before or after did Catherine see her father that angry.

With that background and moving up to year 2000. When Helen died I got the box of pix. The three pix of each of the aunts; Mollie, Kitty and Lenore were NOT there.

Old age was making Helen confused. I think she thought no purpose to have pix in box of family who did not act like family.

The aunts were NOT mentally balanced. Helen would have had compassion as an adult for such a person but her perceptions were formed as a child.

Another first cousin's daughter Ellyn who is into genealogy really was intrigued by Mollie's story as was half the country during the ten years of trials in federal court.

Ellyn will take over my genealogy when I no longer work on it. If I find a pic of Mollie you and Ellyn will get it ASAP.

Kitty's dau who was not mentally well balanced threw out all the family pix. She also was in Who's Who in America. Mollie like her niece was very intelligent and mentally ill. But Mollie was also BEAUTIFUL per my dad. It was said that Mollie was the "most beautiful woman in Bay View". Had beautiful red hair. There is not anyone in my family including all her nieces and nephews who had red hair. Hmm Never thought of that.

Only my GF and Kitty had children so the likelihood of finding a pic is slim to none.

I always think of YOU fondly, Mary
Added by Mary Quirk-Thompson on May 28, 2016 3:16 PM
Mary Quirk-Thompson
Quirks in general
Hello Rebecca,

I was updating the site and thought of you.

Take care,

Mary Quirk-Thompson
Added by Mary Quirk-Thompson on May 19, 2016 5:00 PM
RE: Joshua Burnham
Whatever I can do to help I will. Betty
Added by Betty on Mar 13, 2016 6:56 PM
RE: Nellie Kalllaher Hively
I'm about ready to link them. All the dates match. Her tombstone has an empty place, indicating that a spouse was never buried there. I noticed that your last name matched her maiden name, so I thought you might have some family insight.
Added by Scott on Feb 13, 2016 4:01 PM
Would John F. Hively 157109725 be the spouse for Nellie Kallaher Hively?
Added by Scott on Feb 11, 2016 3:26 PM
Sarah Walker Gorrell
#31780331 Joshua R. Burnham
Rebecca: I need your help, if possible.

I am trying to help my cousin, Hilda Grace (Craft) Bynum find her family.

Her mother was Mary Frances (Crane/Crain) Craft. Mary Frances was an orphan who was raised by her grandparents, Joshua R. and Sarah Burnham, until their death then she lived with an uncle, George Luther Burnham.

Mary Frances was the daughter of Mary (Burnham) Crane/Crain who died 3 days after Mary Frances was born. Mary Frances' father was a Mark Crane/Crain. After his wife died, he left and left Mary Frances with her grandparents.

I found her mother on the 1900 Census of Rankin County with her parents (Joshua and Sarah). Mary Frances was born in 1905, and if Mary died 3 days after she was born...that's the final census she would have shown up on.

I can find nothing on Mark Crane/Crain except in a 1906 Jackson, MS City Directory. There's also a John Crane/Crain born in 1901...son of Mark Crane....listed on the MS Educable Children. I wasn't aware that he had other children (born before Mary Frances) if this is the right Mark.

I'm also unable to locate Mary Burnham Crane/Crain on Find A Grave.

Hoping, since you have "Burnham roots" you may have some insight or other information. Thanks for anything you can provide.

Sarah Gorrell
(Also a Find A Grave Volunteer)
Added by Sarah Walker Gorrell on Oct 28, 2015 1:11 PM
Lisa Wolfe
George W. Grant Thompson
Good evening,
My name is Lisa Lynch Wolfe. My great-grandfather was Claud "Happy" Thompson, and my great-great grandfather was Felix H. Thompson, which would mean my great-great-great grandfather was George W. Grant Thompson. I am looking for answers to a family mystery. We have always heard that the Thompson family were really named Grant. We heard that a man named Grant came to Mississippi and left his son with the Thompson family, while he went back to get the rest of the family. When he didn't return, the son was adopted by the Thompson family. I have two cousins named after the Grant side. Can you shed some light on this situation? I have always been interested in finding the answer and now my son has taken an interest in discovering more about his family history, as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lisa Wolfe
Added by Lisa Wolfe on Oct 20, 2015 5:16 PM
Death date for Euphrasia Holladay Wilder
Rebecca, Euphrasia Holladay Wilder was still living in 1880, but she is deceased by 1900. She appears in the 1880 Federal Census, Carthage, Leake Co., MS, her age is given as 56 and living in the household are her sons: Felix age 32, and John T. age 24. Her first name in the 1880 Federal Census is spelled: Upheana Wilder. Euphrasia Holladay and James W. Wilder were married 1 August 1841 Taliaferro Co., GA, the marriage is found in Taliaferro County Marriage Book 1826-1870, page 138.
Added by cjwilder on Mar 26, 2015 11:28 PM
Mary Quirk-Thompson
Michael Quirk and family
Hi Rebecca,
I was wondering if you would transfer Michael Quirk and his family to my care. I should add the none Quirks also buried there. And then I should link him to his parents, sibs and children not buried with him.
Thank you for the great care that you took of the Quirk family.

Mary Quirk-Thompson
Added by Mary Quirk-Thompson on Feb 11, 2015 11:36 AM
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