This week's birthday includes a tale of intermarriage, my dear great-grandmother
This week's birthdays from my family tree:
John William Kidd (my second cousin once removed on my father's side, and my granduncle in-law), b. 1885 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. Jan. 3, 1975 in Rowan County, Ky. John married his first cousin once removed, Dora Kidd, in about 1916. He was 30, and she was 21.
Chad Allen Williams (my fourth cousin on my mother's side)
Lula M. Lewis (my 3G aunt), b. 1891 in Morgan County, Ky.; d. April 12, 1963. There are two Lula Lewises in my family tree, including my great-grandmother on my father's side. However, this Lula Lewis was the child of Isaac Lewis and Rhoda Templeman and the aunt of my great-grandmother, as the chart above demonstrates.
Mable Edith Ridhardson (my third cousin once removed on my mother's side), b. 1909; d. July 28, 1987.
Gertrude J. Perry (my second cousin four times removed on my mother's side), 1855 in Rushcreek Township, Fairfiled County, Ohio; d. Feb. 21, 1864, in Rushcreek Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. She was one of nine children, born in a line of Wilson's on my mother's side. (There also is a line of Ohio Wilsons on my father's side.) I'm not sure about the circumstances of her death, but she passed away at age 8.
Aaron Levi Parker (not a blood relative, but the father-in-law of my wife's greatuncle, James Claude Ray Sr.), b. 1871 in South Carolina; d. June 13, 1937, in Rock Hill, York County, SC.
• Nora Ellen Kendall (my great-grandmother on my mother's side), b. 1889 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. May 13, 1973, in Rowan County, Ky. One day, I'm going to give my great-grandmother her own blog entry. Her life was trying, to be sure -- she lost both parents at a relatively young age, lost her first husband on Christmas Eve and spent her last years living on the Wilson family homeplace with her daughter and her family. That meant for a while, when I visited my grandparents, I also got to visit both of my great-grandmothers, too. Here's a photo of both of them — Nora Ellen Kendall Williams on the left and Mahala Susan Hall Wilson on the right.
Minta F. Caudill (my first cousin three times removed on my mother's side), b. 1895 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. uncertain.
Sanford P. Caudill, (my 3G uncle), b. 1874 in Rowan County, Ky.; d. Nov. 20, 1909 in Rowan County, Ky. I'm not sure how he died, but he perished just short of his 35th birthday.