Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
He was the son of John Arthur and Nan Woodall Arthur and was Mom's uncle. He was the first of the family to move to the Kankakee area, as reported in the Somerset newspaper 12 Sep, 1919. He was the one that would take family members back to Kentucky for burial, to include my grandparents. Picture was taken 14 July, 1929 in IL. Helen was 3. Thanks to Christine Arthur Woods for the picture. His kids were Helen, Melba, Marlene, Ed and he raised Gerties boy Ricky. His wife was Lina Whitaker, she died Nov 1993, he died Jan 1973. Ed was murdered on Hobby Ave in Kankakee, 3 July 1948 for the $80 he had in his billfold.George Claybourne died in prison about 20 years ago for the crime. Helen and Marlene have passed too. I'm taking a copy of this to Melba to make sure she has one. She is in the Nursing Home in Kankakee.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
When people send cards, photos and notes to Mom Marilyn Rose places them on this board after she shows them to Mom. Mom will then talk about the board to visitors and employees. After a while they are taken down and placed in an album by me. And new ones are added, so send her something!
Friday, August 3, 2012
Nancy Woodall married John Ambrose Arthur on June 2, 1892. John and Nan farmed on the bottom land of the Rockcastle River between Line Creek and Ano, KY. Nancy was a sister of Jim Peg Woodall. She died on March 23, 1934. He died in the summer of 1952. Nancy Woodall and John Arthur are buried in Adkins Cem., Ano, KY which is across the road from their homestead. My grandparents rest next to them.