Thursday, September 09, 2010
You listened to the rhythm of ocean waves
Lapping, splashing, crashing
Against your traveling ship
As its clangs, horns and whistles
Conduct the melody of busy male voices:
The music takes you faraway.
We learned to breathe,
To hope for sight of you,
To meet you on the dock
And take you home.
But where is your ship now?
We hear the rhythm of machines
Pumping your tired lungs with breath,
Beeping your heart’s fading notes;
Still and silent,
The concert ends:
You are faraway again.
We learn to breathe,
To hope for sight of you;
But this time
You will meet us on the dock
And take us home.
By Kelly Walrad
This poem was written by Kelly to express some of her thoughts and feelings at the passing of our father.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
CAROTHERS, EDWIN WILLIAM
Edwin William Carothers, 72, passed away surrounded by family at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, after an extended illness. Edwin was born on December 9, 1937 in Prescott, AZ, to Gerald Carothers and Dixie Black. After graduating from Monticello H.S. (UT), he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country for 24 years. As an Electrician's Mate, he traveled the world, from Antarctica to Vietnam, earning five medals and achieving the rank of Senior Chief. He then worked in the Civil Service for 20 years. In 1961, he married Linda Wynn in Pocatello, ID. They were married for 49 years and raised four children. Edwin had a strong love of learning and reading; he also loved his family, his dogs and the Cub Scouts, in which he volunteered as Cub Master for ten years. He believed in Jesus Christ as his Savior. He was preceded by his parents, his brother Wade and a sister Ruth. Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children Kelly, Donald, Lori and Guy; eleven grandchildren; and sisters Lana, Kathy, Lynda and Elaine. A memorial service will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on August 26th, at 11:00 a.m. Please, no flowers.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on August 22, 2010
Friday, July 02, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010
Society has come through again! Interesting obituary, it makes no mention of Ruby's husband, nor her family! Hmmmm.....
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Date of death: Feb 6, 1944
Estate Administrator: R. S. McFarland
3 daughters are listed
I assume these daughters were all Ruby's step daughters.
I'll have to look into locating these probate records. I'm also interested in acquiring an obituary.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I have located the death certificate for Ruby Carothers at the online Missouri State Archives, Missouri Death Certificates online. I recently learned about Ruby's sister Opal's death in California, and discovered in the obituary no mention of her sister Ruby. Opal passed away in 1941. The last information I had for Ruby was in the 1930 US Census she was living with her sister in Nevada, Missouri. So I determined that Ruby had passed away sometime between 1930 and 1941. I decided to try a narrow search for Ruby, only looking in Vernon County, Missouri between 1930 and 1941. I used only her first name in the search as she had likely married. In each year there was either 0, 1 or 2 Ruby's who had passed away. I found Ruby's death certificate in the 1940 search.
Ruby Lee Wilson died in 1940, June 24. She was married to Ben H. Wilson. She was living in Osage Township in Vernon County, Missouri. Ruby was buried two days later on June 26th in the Balltown Cemetery in Vernon County.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Harry Z. Moore, born 02/12/1897 North Carolina, died 07/18/1956 in Kern County, CA at age 59
Harry Zeno Moore, born 02/07/1931 in North Carolina, died 12/05/1958 in Stanislaus, CA at age 27
These men could be father and son. Harry Sr. is a possible candidate for Opal Moore's husband at the time of her death. Harry Sr. would have been about 44 years old to Opal's 36 years. Harry Jr. would have been about 12 years old. There are other Harry Moore's in the record. I'll have to check them out sometime.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Mrs. Opal Mae Moore, 36, a resident of Modesto for three years and of California for seven years, died in a hospital here yesterday afternoon after an extended illness. She was a native of Missouri.
Besides her husband, Harry Moore of Modesto, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Caruthers of Missouri, and two sisters, Edith Lucas of Modesto and Myrtle Dulin of Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Shannon Chapel with Rev. H. T. Langley officiating. Internment will be in the Citizens Cemetery.
"The Modesto Bee", June 14, 1941, p. 12
I was skimming through search results on ancestry.com for more references to Earl L. Lucas and didn't think anything relevant would appear in the 30s and 40s when I found the preceding obituary. Good thing I wasn't skimming too fast or I would have missed it.
This is a very informative obituary for me. First, it mentions Opal and that she came to California and was married. It provides her married name and that of her sisters. I did not know that Opal married Harry Moore and came to California, nor that Myrtle married a Dulin and stayed in Missouri. As Ruby is not mentioned, it appears she may have already passed away. This obituary has generated many new leads to check out in learning about this branch of the Carothers family!
The Califonia Death records has the following information for Opal:
|Last Name||First Name||Middle||Birth Date||Mother Maiden||Father Last||Sex|
|Birth Place||Death Place||Residence||Death Date||SSN||Age|
Information on Opal's grave from The Tombstone Transcription Project:
Moore Opal M. 1905 Jun 13,1941 Sec C TR 15 GR 19 b.MO d.Modesto 36 y 3 m 16 d
I added a findagrave.com entry for Opal at this link.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Modesto Bee, Thurs. July 27, 1961, p. B-1
A fun article about the Earl Lucas family visiting historical sites while Earl was in national guard officier training in Virginia. The link is an ancestry.com file link. Sorry about that. I need to transcribe the article or get a copy of it posted here.
I should note that I found birth records on ancestry.com for a couple of Earl's daughters that listed Campbell as their mother's maiden name.
Friday, April 02, 2010
I added an initial entry at http://www.findagrave.com/ for Melvin.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
LUCAS, CENA DENEECE 04/22/1953 FEMALE STANISLAUS
LUCAS, CINDY E 01/20/1957 FEMALE STANISLAUS
LUCAS, SUSAN J 05/25/1960 FEMALE STANISLAUS
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Modesto Bee, June 20, 1975, p. A-11
This article announces the wedding of Kenneth Allen Kolster of Roseville and Cindy E. Lucas of Sacramento. Cindy's parents are listed as Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Lucas of Sacramento, having moved from Modesto 5 years previously. Deneece and Susan Lucas are mentioned as Cindy's sisters. The wedding took place on the wedding anniversary of the bride's parents.
Some excerpts from the article are as follows:
Several guests from Modesto had unexpected reunions with former Modestans now living in Sacramento at the wedding uniting Cindy E. Lucas of Sacramento and Kenneth Allen Kolster of Roseville in marriage.
The bride and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Lucas, lived in Modesto until five years ago, when he accepted a spot in the State Controller's office. The bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Frederick K. Kolster of Roseville.
The wedding was held in the garden of the Kolster home, which slopes into a natural ampitheater on the shore of Folsom Lake.
Diane Arnett of Modesto was maid of honor. Deneece and Susan Lucas, both sisters of the bride, and Donna Mittendorf were bridesmaids.
The wedding was on the 23rd anniversary of the bride's parents' wedding. ...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
***** GENERATION 5 *****
> Clifford Dennis KLINE: b. 11 Oct 1925 in Flint, MI to Herman Ludwig KLein and Ethel Margaret HEGEDUS; m. Shirley KING 11 Oct 1945 Enid, OK; d. 12 Feb 1999 Lansing, MI
> Shirley KING: b. to Francis Stephen KING and Maude Helen WILLIAMS; living in Mason, MI in 1999
Gary Dennis Kline: living in Mason, MI in 1999
Shelley Denise Kline: living in Fruitport, MI in 1999
Keith Douglas Kline: living in Flushing, MI in 1999
***** GENERATION 6 *****
> Gary Dennis KLINE: living in Mason, MI in 1999
> Susan Margaret KLINE: living in Mason, MI in 1999
Scott Matthew KLINE
Stephanie Meagan KLINE
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
GDKskills Mon, 19 Jan 1998 13:32
I'm seeking information on my wife's ggg-grandmother, Hannah SUVER b. abt 1814-1828. Born and reared in OH. Married Morgan LYNN. They had a daughter, Mary Catherine LYNN who married Joseph Coffman BYERS. (His parents were John BYERS and Priscella PENDLETON, daughter of _______ PENDLETON, who is said to have served under Geo. Washington in the Revolutionary War.) In turn, Joseph and Mary Catheine had a daughter, Sallie Alice BYERS, b. 25 July 1864 near Kalamazoo MI. Hannah had several siblings, one of which was Joseph W. SUVER. He went on the California Gold Rush in 1848-49. Soon after, he went to OR where he had a family, lived part of the time near Corvallis OR (there is a town named Suver near Corvallis). In 1861, he still had relatives in OH to whom he wrote. The SUVER family is thought to be of Dutch descent. Interested in hearing from anyone researching these surnames.
Gary provides names for the parents of Joseph and Mary in this post.
Monday, March 15, 2010
The name of Gordon's wife is listed as Lee Herring. Hageman's morturary in Arvada, Colorado should also have more information.
I found the following using Google maps:
Hageman's Mortuary Transfer
5385 Newland Street, Arvada, CO 80002-3934
I found the following at a Jefferson, County website:
Clear Creek Valley Baptist Church
Address: 10555 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, 80033
The name is descriptive of the location. The church was originally Clear Creek Valley Church organized in 1890. In 1892 the name was changed to Alathe Church. In 1905 the faltering congregation became a mission of Galilee Baptist, Denver, and was named Fruitdale Baptist, adopting the name of the neighborhood. In 1990 the centennial observance research led to the name change back to Clear Creek Valley Baptist Church. This is a conservative Baptist denomination and is the site of the Rocky Mountain Conservative Baptist Association headquarters.
I think the 6730 Indiana is Gordon's home address.