Sunday, August 26, 2007

"Auto Racer Dies From Injuries"

The Freeborn County Historical Museum replied to my request mentioned in this post, with the image below of the following reference newspaper article:

Newspaper Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, MN, USA, issue of Wednesday, 26 August 1964, page 9, article titled "Auto Racer Dies From Injuries", feed from Associated Press.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Request for newpaper articles about Gordon Herring

I sent a request for one of the newspaper articles in my previous entry to the State Historical Society of Missouri. I sent a request for the other article to the Freeborn County Historical Museum.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Information about Gordon Herring from Anonymous

An anonymous comment posted to this blog has led to the memorial for Gordon Herring, and to an entry for Gordon on the Motorsport Memorial website.

In the notes of the Motorsport Memorial website is the following:
Gordon Herring was a resident of Golden, CO, USA, and had raced sprint cars for several years. At the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, MN, USA, he was injured when he rolled his Offenhauser sprinter. He died the next day in a hospital in Rochester, MN.The IMCA Yearbook has this tribute: "Gordon Herring: a businessman, a gentleman and a veteran race driver whose very presence at a meet added class to the presentation. Gordon Herring whose kindness and consideration of others was an inherent part of his character. Gordon Herring who loved racing more than anything else in the world". Herring was buried in Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, CO, USA.

In the sources of the Motorsport Memorial website is the following:

United States Social Security Death Index

Book IMCA Yearbook 1965, Heffron & Wenzel, editors, page 7, article titled "1964 Racing Resume Auto Racing, Inc.", by Frank & Verna Winkley.

Newspaper Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, MN, USA, issue of Wednesday, 26 August 1964, page 9, article titled "Auto Racer Dies From Injuries", feed from Associated Press.

Newspaper Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, USA, issue of Tueday, 25 August 1964, page 8, article titled "Minnesota Wreck Fatal", feed from Associated Press.

The sources tribute is quite nice. The notes provide several newpaper articles I want to get copies of.

Thank you to anonymous!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

William Henry Carothers Grave Marker

I recently made a request to have a volunteer take a picture of my great grandfather's grave marker on, and right away Jo accepted the request and fulfilled it! Thanks Jo! Click here to see the FindAGrave memorial page for William Henry Carothers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Received: Jackson County Cemeteries, Salt Creek Township

I have received the book mentioned in this post. Kudos to the Jackson County Genealogical Society for sending it so fast! Not to mention compiling the information in the first place!

There are two Carothers listed in the Lutes/Ermy Cemetery as follows:

Annie Hashman Carothers: b. 2 Feb. 1859; d. 2 Dec. 1919
Nathan D. Carothers: b. 20 Oct. 1868 [only one date]

Annie and Nathan are burried on the same row in the cemetery. Only 3 people are listed as buried in that row, the other, George W. Hashman, listed as being buried between them. Of course, there are likely numerous unmarked graves in the row.

As there are numerous Hashman's buried nearby, I think it is safe to say that Annie's maiden name is Hashman. So, which Carothers was Annie married too? Nathan? He is 9 year younger than her. Is Nathan and in law?

I need to look through the related names in this area and check for them.

A quick check on yields a picture of Annie and Nathan's grave stones, and more information about them. The person who posted Nathan's info added this:

Only the date of Oct 20, 1868 on stone that has fallen and lying against base.
My family records show Nathan born 1868 and died 1943.
The son of James Carothers and Martha Jane Bailey.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Another Approach

Unfortunately, Inter Library Loan does not include genealogical material, so I could not get the book mentioned in my previous post. Although the Jackson County Library has offered to send me pages copied from the book, I think I will purchase an updated version of the book from the Jackson County Genealogical Society. The check, as they say, is in the mail first thing in the morning. As you never know where new information will lead, I prefer to have the entire book to look through. The price is not bad. I tried the ILL first as I had good luck with it in the past, but the book in question was classified as history, therefore I was able to get it through ILL.

I need to look up more information on Morris and his wives in Illinois. There has to be more information in local sources. Oh, to be independently wealthy so I could travel around and do research!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

"Jackson County Cemeteries" (Indiana)

Yesterday, I requested an Inter Library Loan from my local library for a book entitled, "Jackson County Cemeteries", volume 9, "Salt Creek Township", which contains was compiled by the Jackson County Genealogical Society. It was published in 1989. It should arrive in a couple of weeks.

I am hoping to locate information about William Carothers, his wife, Mary, their children and relations in the area. William and Mary may have died and are buried in this area.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Carothers Indiana Marriages through 1850

Indiana State Library
Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850

Last NameFirst NameSpouse: Last NameSpouse: First NameCounty:Date:
CarothersEmilyStoneSilas H JrRush8-31-1845
CarothersHarvyGibbsLouisa TRush2-9-1840
CarothersJohn J BStoneEmelineFayette5-17-1846
CarothersMildred GHowardRobertRush5-15-1845
CarothersThomas HAmissCatherine HHoward2-13-1849
CarothersWilliamHudsonNancy GLawrence9-4-1844

This search yields:

The marriage of Morris Carothers to Diadima Mitchell, in Lawrence County, May 14, 1831. Diadema was previously married to a man surnamed Mitchell with who she had two children, Abraham and Josiah. Her maiden name was Connelly.

The marriage of William Carothers to Nancy G. Hudson, in Lawrence County, September 4, 1844, is likely either William, a son of Morris from his first marriage, or William, a brother of Morris.

The marriage of Polly Carothers to Major Cummins, in Jackson County, November 19, 1833, is likely Polly, sister of Morris.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Edgar Eric Rux and Edith Hazel Rux (Carothers)

I have added entries for Edgar Eric Rux and Edith Hazel Rux (Carothers) at Edith is a distant cousin of mine. We share Clark and Rachel Carothers as a common ancestor. I'm always amazed at all my Carothers cousins who lived in California long before my parents moved here!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Oak Grove Cemetery - Fort Scott, Kansas

A nice photo of the Oak Grove Cemetery, in Fort Scott, Kansas, has been posted on the website.

My great grandmother Myrtle Elizabeth Herring is buried there.

Life has kept me busy and away from genealogy for a few months, but I think I'm back now!