Bonnie Sisson Manning

Member for
9 years · 3 months · 21 days
Find A Grave ID
47311181

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Please feel free to use any pictures or newspaper articles/obits I've posted and I am HAPPY to transfer memorials!

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) I am in charge of Mr. Rogers' Find A Grave memorial and keep updating it as I find things. All of his articles are copyrighted.
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 am slowly working my way through the newspapers of Morehouse Parish, Union Parish and Ouachita Parish - I especially like the turn of the century and the WWI and WWII years - I also dabble in Kansas.

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 am SO sorry - I lost the scans of this book - thank goodness I found most of them.

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
OR
Family History Club
Snyder Museum
1620 East Madison Avenue
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
(318) 281-8760
OR
www.snydermuseum.com

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