Friday, August 31, 2012

We remember Tevis today, born 8-31-34

Left is Tevis, Dora, Velma.  They are pictured at the Tom Martin place near Bonfield. They attended the nearby McGilvery School. Their coats were recently purchased on Maxwell street in Chicago and were brightly colored, purple I believe. Tevis passed away 10-4-2008.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Melba Arthur Bushey

Melba has moved to a different nursing home. I gave her a picture of her Dad, Thomas Arthur, standing with his three year old daughter Helen, taken in 1929. She had never seen it and thanks the people in Kentucky who published it!

Mom 26 Aug 2012

She was cracking jokes today! We looked at a bunch of old pictures I had and talked about her cousin Etta Owens, and cousin Melba Arthur Bushey and her Dad Tom Arthur and other things. I posted some pictures on her corkboard for her.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thomas J. Arthur 14 July 1929

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

Mom's Corkboard

 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

Maw & Paw

I believe this picture has been touched up.

My Great-grandparents

Nancy Elizabeth "Nan" Woodall, daughter of William Henry Woodall and Elizabeth Chaney, was born on October 2, 1874 in Pulaski Co.., KY. She was a grand daughter of Webster Woodall and great grand daughter of James Woodall and Mary Fears.
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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mom July 20, 2012 second posting

Had a real good visit with Mom in the morning and then again in the late afternoon. She was talking about Marilyn Rose going here, going there, and I commented with "Now where do you suppose she gets that?" Mom had a good laugh! I updated her on Etta Owens, Marietta, and others. She really enjoys those conversations.