Monday, September 26, 2005

Anna Dean Deck's husband

As Anna Dean Deck is buried in Rose Hills, it is likely her husband is as well. So, using the Rose Hills online grave locator, I looked for a male Deck buried next to Anna.

James Forrest Deck

Date of Death: 02/03/1977
Burial Property Name: Floral Lawn
Burial Section: 1
Burial Lot: 912
Grave/Niche: 1
Entrance Gate: 1

James and Anna are buried next to each other.

The Social Security Death Index yields the following for James F. Deck:

Date of birth: 15 Sep 1913
Place of birth: Georgia
Date of death: 3 Feb 1977
Last Residence: Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, CA 91706
Age at death: 63 years

No information is provided about his parents' names.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Family visits yield family treasures!

On a visit to my parents home today, I was able to scan some photos that I have long wanted copies of. The first one is of my grandmother, Dixie Chloe Black.

Next is a photo of my grandfather, Gerald Carothers in his Prescott Police uniform.

The following is Gerald Carothers and his son and my dad, Edwin Carothers, in 1956.

The following is Edwin Carothers in his youth.

The following is William Henry Carothers and his grandson, Edwin Carothers.

Gerald Carothers with his parents, William Henry Carothers and Myrtle Elizabeth Herring in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1922.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Illinois Links

Illinois County Boundaries 1790 to present
Illinois Trails, History and Genealogy
Illinois Trails, Clark County

Burial place of Amanda Jane Carothers?

I found the following information here:

Good Hope Cemetery
Westfield Township, Clark County, Illinois

Carothers, A. J.
born: 23 Feb 1842
died: 17 jan 1866
age: 23y 10m 22d

Could this be the burial location of Amanda Jane Carothers?

There are also lots of Lowerys buried in this cemetery. I'll have to look into that.

Alva and Alma Carothers (twins)

I found the death notice below while searching with Google:

"Clark County Herald", May 20, 1874
An infant of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Carothers who live in New Richmond, died last Saturday night. It was but a few day's old and was one of a pair of twin. The remaining one is not expected to live. It is so arranged by an alwise God, that the young as well as the old must be taken from us.

Little Alva Carothers lived only 10 days, but Alva's twin, Alma survived to be listed in the 1880 US Census. Beyond that, I have yet to find out what became of Alma.

An interesting piece of information is that Clark and Rachel are living in New Richmond.

Here is a useful Illinois website.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Here is a picture of the marker for John Allan, Jr.

Here is a picture of the marker for Ardell Holman Stevens.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Black Family Headstones

I've added a few more headstone pictures from my recent trip to Blanding, Utah to my online database. Below is the headstone for Chloe Allan.

Below are the headstones for Benjamin Daniel Black and his wife Susan Louisa Palmer.