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Who would have ever thought that relocating from Lexington,
Virginia to Bath would still be newsworthy?
Probably not Joseph SHERRARD, but his ggg-grandson may disagree!
Surprises abound around here. I never expected so many connections
from one story, but it's true. Apparently, folks from Childress,
Texas keep up with their own pretty well.
Something borrowed, something blue.... That's an old rhyme, isn't it? Wedding
bells have echoed into the 21st century for a SPIKES researcher!
in New Mexico!
Continues to Make News
Jim Sherrard posted a note on
GenForum to let me know that he'd found his own great-great-great
grandfather in The Olden Times. The Richmond Daily Whig
(Richmond, Virginia) ran a story in 1873 about a Captain
Joseph SHERRARD who was moving from Lexington to Bath. I posted the
old story in the Old
Virginia News Section and left a note in the SHERRARD GenForum, and
Jim found it.
Thanks for sharing the Connection with us,
Up With Childress, Texas
Ed Phipps says that the bride in
the 1914 PHIPPS-HUGGINS marriage announcement was his great-aunt Ruby!
She was the daughter of James Dolan PHIPPS. Stay tuned for a wonderful
old photo that Ed has kindly shared.
This marriage announcement was part of a larger Childress "Society
News" item that ran in the Dallas Morning News.
Those Misses Wilson in the article are my 2 old maid school teacher great
aunts. 1914 was also the year my Daddy was born in Childress....
She also provides a link to a photo of the ladies! Do you know anyone
else in this
They [ the WILSON women] are the two at the top left.......the dark haired one and blonde next to her. They were Stella
(b. 1882) and Annie Wilson (b. 1880). They both never married and taught
school their whole lives. They were my great aunts. Don't know who the
Miss Stewart was they visited.
I loved the news article! Dr. J H Jernigan was the doctor that delivered me
and lived next door to my grandmother! I remember a lot of the names, of
course it is from their children, etc...
Check back here for more information about these Childress connections
Echoes of Wedding Bells
In 1903 Kaufman, Texas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal
Osbourne SPIKES made
plans to marry Hon. W. Dorsey BROWN. K.
K. writes us with this news about a family connection:
Marshall Osbourne Spikes would be my 3x great uncle. I am
trying to find out more information about Marshall Osbourne and his
children. I just read the wedding article in 1903 and would like to find
her or her family... I have a web
page with some info. and pictures. One of the pics. has Marshall and
his parents and brothers and sisters. We have also been trying to find
info. on John Allston (Austin) who is Marshall's brother....
Israel and Louisa SPIKES were the parents of Marshall Osbourne
SPIKES and John Allston (Austin) SPIKES. Grandparents were John Edward
SPIKES and Nancy COLQUEHOUNE (CALHOUN). Marshall and John Allston had 10
other brothers and sisters and 6 half brothers and sisters.
Be sure to stop by K. K.'s web page and check
out those wonderful old pictures, too.
from The Land of Enchantment!
"Society News" is one of my favorite parts of an old
newspaper: who went to visit the big city, whose cousins are in town,
whose dog bit the postman.... One such story came from Santa Fe, New
Mexico, about Tierra Amarilla citizens who'd gone to Santa Fe to
put their children in schools there: LUNA
& ULIBARRI of Tierra Amarilla are in Santa Fe, 1903. I noted
this on one of the GenConnect boards and got this
reply from an ULIBARRI great-grandson!
This is so much fun!