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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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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
Deborah Williams Sparanges
Mary Jane Bunn/ George W. Bunns Family
Hi Bonnie,
I found that Mary Janes Daughter Ellen's full name is Matilda Ellen Yeldell
and I believe that Mary Ann May was her mother and Sarah Ann Pilgreen Bunn was her step mother
I haven't found a sister named Matilda yet but I'm still looking

See 1850 and 1860 Henry County Census
Links below:

Also see

Henry Thomas Theyer and Jennie Denton was Susie Folds parents
HT Theyer was born 12 July 1845
England, United Kingdom

Jennie Denton was born 15 March 1851
Georgia, United States

I found them on this Census

Jennie Theyer in household of Henry Theyer, "United States Census, 1910"

I'll keep looking and keep you updated.
Thank you again for all your doing!
Added by Deborah Williams Sparange... on Mar 30, 2017 2:52 PM
Pat Sproat
Hattie Campbell
Thank You
Added by Pat Sproat on Mar 29, 2017 2:21 PM
Pat Sproat
Hattie Campbell
Thank You
Added by Pat Sproat on Mar 29, 2017 2:21 PM
Doug McBroom
Many thanks for posting Thomas Horton VINING's obituary. Doug McBroom (MAY Family), Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Mar 26, 2017 10:04 AM
Barb Stewart Johnston
OB Lee, Sr.
Thanks for sponsoring Orion B. Lee, Sr.'s memorial, Bonnie - I appreciate it!
Added by Barb Stewart Johnston on Mar 18, 2017 8:43 AM
Barb Stewart Johnston
Guy McDonald
Bonnie, thanks for sponsoring this memorial. Guy and my grandfather Paul Stinson were 1st cousins.
Added by Barb Stewart Johnston on Mar 18, 2017 8:38 AM
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