Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sep 25/26 Isaac Smith

Isaac Smith was born Sep 26, 1832, he died 93 yrs and one day later on Sep 26, 1925. He was a civil war vet and woodsman. When my grandfather was born, he was named after Isaac - his grandfather. when he was just abuoyt 4 or 5 years old Isaac I gave Isaac II five dollars. That and one visit is about all that Granddad remembered about his grandfather who died when he was just five.

Pictured above is Isaac and Emma Smith not towards the end of Isaac's life. Emma was 17 years younger than Isaac and lived until 1943.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sep 22 - Gracie A. Smith

Sep 22, 1888 was the birthdate of Gracie Araminta Bunnell. She was the oldest daughter of Harve and May Bunnell and second of six children. She married Fred Smith on Oct 1, 1905. They had six children. She died Dec 1, 1967 and is buried in he Cisne Cemetery. Click here to see her onlinne memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=501&GSmid=46530842&GRid=12887388&

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sep 10 - Isaac Smith

Today would have been Granddad Smith's 88th birthday. I cleaned off his grave this afternoon and will take out some fall flowers in the next week or so. This picture was taken in front of our Blue Spruce in Carmi in 1979.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

74 years ago

Grandma anbd Grandpa Shelton were married 74 years ago on Sep 9, 1933 in Fairfield, IL. Grandpa's brother, Pirl, was supposed to stand up for them that day, but never showed up. They were married at a minister's home onthe corner of SW 7th and Center St. the house was torn down a number of years ago and I never got a picture of it. This picture of Grandpa and Grandma was taken in the fall of 1969.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sep 2 - Harry Shelton

My grandpa, Harry W. Shelton was born Sep 2, 1911.

35 years ago

Here is a snapshot of Lon and Ada (Shelton) Rogers taken Sep 2, 1972.

Saturday, September 01, 2007