Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #195:
18 June 1991

by Rocky Macy

Someone let their guard down for just a moment and another family treasure hit the auction block! Please read on...

Rootbound's friend, Margaret GRANDY, (1703 Susan Place, Neosho, MO 64850), has forwarded copies of original family record Bible pages that were in a box of books purchased at an auction by her brother, Robert L. BENSON, also of Neosho, Newton County, MO. The material deals with the WHITE family of Oswego, Labette County, KS. The surname for each individual listed in the material that follows is WHITE unless otherwise indicated.
Births: Elisha (1 Mar 1821), Esther RITCHIE (1 Mar 1825), James Henry (30 Sep 1848), Hester Jane (27 April 1850, Woodbury, KY), Frank Alexander (22 July 1852, Woodbury, KY), Robert Thompson (4 April 1860), Eugena Vitula (23 Oct 1880, Siloam Springs, AR), Esther J. (25 April 1883, Siloam Springs, AR), Rex C. (24 Dec 1895, Oswego, KS), Mary Gene (7 Sep 1918), Jerry Keith (7 Sep 1934, Oswego, KS), Thomas McGray (21 Nov 1936, Oswego, KS), Douglas Neal (9 Oct 1950, Oswego, KS), Clifford Reid (16 Dec 1954, Dumas, TX), Leslie Jeanine (2 July 1955, Dumas, TX), and, Tamara Leigh (1 Sep 1960, Kennewick, WA).

Deaths: James Henry (17 July 1850), Hester Jane (2 April 1862), Esther (16 May 1870), Esther Jane (25 Aug 1883), Elisha (27 May 1896), Frank Alexander (27 June 1924), Robert T. (13 Jan 1926), Kate STERMAN WHITE (29 Jan 1940), Rex C. (19 Feb 1951), Mary Gene (19 Feb 1921), and, Ruth I. (7 July 1921). There is a note between the names of Rex and Mary Gene indicating that one of them died in Bartlesville, OK.

Marriages: Elisha WHITE and Esther RITCHIE (27 Dec 1847), Elisha WHITE and Mary BALLY (11 July 1872), Frank A. WHITE and Kate S. RAINWATER (20 Jan 1880), Frank G. MORAN and Tula WHITE (no date given), Rex C. WHITE and Ruth I. REYNOLDS (8 June 1917, Ft. Scott, KS, at church house), Rex C. WHITE and Gladys C. McGRAY (4 May 1925, Fredonia, KS, at Christian parsonage), Thomas McGray WHITE and Retha Ann BEEMAN (21 June 1949, Oswego, KS), and Jerry Keith WHITE and Sheryll Lou HARRIS 29 May 1965, Stafford, KS).

Margaret and Robert would like to see these fragile Bible pages back in the hands of descendants of the WHITE family. For further information, please contact Margaret GRANDY at the address above - and be sure to include that self-addressed, stamped envelope!

Juanita TYLER KELLERMAN (745 West 1st Avenue, Rt. 3, Box 33, Garnett, KS 66032) is seeking information on her grandfather, Elza William TYLER, who moved to Sulphur Springs, Benton County, AR, in 1919. Elza was born in St. Mary's, OH, in 1856. His father and grandfather were both named Ebenezer TYLER. Elza died in 1934 and is buried in the Butler Creek Cemetery near Sulphur Springs. His son, Alvin TYLER, resided around Sulphur Springs after the death of his father. Does anyone have other material to share on this family?

Free samples, anyone? N. Dale TALKINGTON (2011 Iowa Street, Norman, OK 73069) says that he will send a free copy of his "cousin fidner" chart to anyone who supplies him with a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope. The chart, which goes to the seventh cousin, shows how to sort through all of the degrees of cousin-ship. For those who don't understand just what "second cousin once removed" is, this should be just the thing! And don't forget to tell Dale that you heard about his "cousin finder" through Rootbound.

The Barry County (MO) Genealogical Society will be hosting a summer seminar on Saturday, August 10th, 1991, in Cassville. This columnist has been invited to attend as one of the guest speakers. To learn more about this event, please write to the group's president, Daniel J. HAY, at P.O. Box 291, Cassville, MO 65625. Rootbound will see you there!

Until next week...happy hunting!

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