TSGS Cruiser Blog

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Children Reunited in Family Tree"

Grandma Ivy [Floro] Rough with Santa

John Wakelin (Wakeland) and Maria Grimwood of Warrickshire England had a son Joseph Waklin (Wakeland) 1831-1877 and a daughter Maria R. W. Wakeland 1845-1863. Their tree was reunited when Eugene Clifton Rough and Ivy May Floro were married on 12 December 1916. Ivy's Mom Sarah Francis Webb, her Mom Maria Wakelin, her Dad John Wakelin. Eugene's Mom Sarah Anetta Wakelin, her Dad Joseph Wakelin and his Dad John Wakelin. Maria and Joseph Wakelin were brother and sister born to their Father John Wakelin in Warrickshire England, making Ivy & Eugene second cousins. Eugene Rough and Ivy May [Floro] Rough are my grandparents. - Submitted by Don Counts

Friday, February 6, 2009

Research Tips

Marriage Records...

If you can't find the marriage of your western Kentucky ancestor in Kentucky, try Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Many young couples traveled to Evansville to tie the knot and returned home before friends and neighbors even knew they were married. The Vanderburgh County marriage records contain the names of many couples from the Kentucky counties of Henderson, Union, Webster and Hopkins.

If not found in Vanderburgh County marriage records, try Gallatin County, Illinois. Shawneetown was a popular place for couples from Kentucky and Indiana to marry. - Submitted by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tombstone Thursday - Barney Monroe & June Scales Ingram

(Click on photo to enlarge image)

Selvin Cemetery - Selvin, Indiana

North Eastern Warrick County

Photo taken by JGWest on 01 Feb 2009

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Esteemed Lady Dies" - 1908 Paducah-News Democrat

You never know where a piece of information will turn up. The following death notice appeared in the Paducah-News Democrat, Paducah, Kentucky, on Wednesday, 15 July 1908. - Submitted by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG

Esteemed Lady Dies

After a severe illness from cancer, Mrs. Druscilla Richey, wife of Mr. W.S. Richey, an I.C. shop employee, died last night at 11:45 o'clock at the family residence, 1626 Monroe Street [Paducah]. Her demise had been expected for some days and came as no surprise. Mrs. Richey was a native of Elizabethtown, Illinois, where she was born June 25, 1859. There she was united in marriage to Mr. Richey and they removed here in 1866 [sic], where they have since resided. She was a most excellent lady and one highly esteemed by all friends. She was a member of the Broadway M.E. Church. In addition to her husband, two little
daughters and two sons, along with her aged father, two sisters and other relatives mourn her death.

The funeral will occur this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Services will be from the family residence and Rev. Dr. Sullivan, of the Broadway M.E. Church, will officiate. The burial will be in Oak Grove, where sleep several children who proceeded her to the grave. Friends are invited.

The date of their removal to Paducah is obviously in error. Hardin County, Illinois Marriage Register 1, page 6 shows that W.S. Richey and Drucilla Reak married 21 September 1884. Both were 27 years old. - Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"The Day the Music Died... 50 Years Ago"

For us "Baby Boomers" today marks the 50th. Anniversary of what has been called the "Day the Music Died" due to the deaths of three legendary "Rock & Roll" performers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson ("The Big Bopper"). They were killed in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959. Here is a link to some very interesting material on this plane crash and other history surrounding Rock & Roll: http://www.fiftiesweb.com/crash.htm - JGWest

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Global Interest in TSGS"

With 18 countries outside of the United States visiting out TSGS Web Site, there seems to be sufficient evidence that we have a global interest in our web site. I suspect that being named "User of the Month" by ClustrMaps has led quite a few to our site. We were selected for the month of January 2009 and when the Feb. winners are announced we will still be listed! A visitor (or visitors) of Ireland have clicked onto our web site 10 times since 14 Dec 2008. Since that same date, we have had 606 unique visitors. Five countries have visited us more than twice: Ireland 10, United Kingdom 6, Canada 4, Russian Federation 3, France 3.

In the USA, we still have not had any visitors from Wyoming, North Dakota, West Virginia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Vermont & Maine. Check the USA map for our web site with our ClustrMaps Counter . - JGWest

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Ice Storm 2009"

Neat icicles, but the electric line weather mast is bent somewhat and notice the electrical drop line and the cable line are not going straight across. In the photo below you can see why these utility lines are not going across like they should. At the far left, center there is a brown pointed stump that used to be our rather large Dogwood Tree... gone forever. The closer utility pole is in the alley - the tree limbs go from about four foot from the back side of the house all the way to the alley. The back garage is completely covered by tree limbs... it is directly in front of the alley utility pole.

Tree in upper right hand corner is a very, very large Silver Maple Tree... all of the fallen limbs in my yard is about 1/5th. of that tree in my neighbor's yard. Limbs fell in his yard and the neighbor's yard on the other side. About 3/5ths. of the approx. 200 year old tree is still standing!

Looking from the back to the front and the street, you get a look at the damage to our White Pine, a big limb fell blocking the front door! - Photos by JGWest