Monday, January 30, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Facts for Friends of the Nashville YWCA

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


It appears that this multi-page booklet—“FACTS for Friends of The Nashville Y. W. C. A.”—was given to Laurine Wyatt on Sunday, October 13, 1929.  There is nothing to indicate whether she was coming to the organization as a volunteer or as a resident. I have enlarged the inner pages so they are readable online; only minimal information (primarily names of individuals) has been transcribed and is included following all the images.
  















[page 1]

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Mrs. John R. Aust                   President
Mrs. L. G.. Durr                      Vice President
Mrs. T. Graham Hall               Vice President
Mrs. George Blackie               Treasurer
Miss Jennie Sparks                  Secretary
Mrs. J. S. McHenry                 Corresponding Secretary
Miss Ina Sherrebeck                General Secretary

Committees

Mrs. W. C. Bilbro                   Chm. Health Education
Mrs. Brown Buford                Chm. Tea Room
Miss Bertha Childs                 Chm. Business Girls
Mrs. A. J. Dyer                       Chm. Finance
Mrs. Weaver Harris                 Chm. Recreation
Mrs. W. F. Powell                   Chm. Membership
Miss Susie McWhirter             Chm. Industrial
Mrs. J. H. McClure                 Chm. Building
Miss Rebecca Porter               Chm. Decorations
Mrs. H. C. Tolman                  Chm. Rooms Registry
Miss Louise Young                 Chm. Colored Work
Mrs. V. M. Lewis                    Girl Reserve Committee
Miss Anna Louise Mills                      Business Girls Committee
Mrs. W. C. Kerrigan               Employment Committee

Mrs. Clarence Boyd                Mrs. Chas. Eastman
Mrs. W. G. Ewing                   Mrs. Kirk Rankin
Mrs. E. B. Stahlman                Mrs. J. R. Wheeler
Miss Mary Pleasants Jones      Finance Secretary
Miss Grace England                Office Secretary

[page 2]

FOR BUSINESS GIRLS

Secretary                                 Miss Katherine Morris

[page 3]

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Secretary                                 Miss Ruth Abell

EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT

Secretary                                 Miss Leola Schneider

[page 4]

FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENTS

CAFETERIA

Director                                   Miss Martha Heiner
Assistant                                  Miss Bessie Hobbs

TEA ROOM

Director                                   Mrs. Lura Hawkins
Assistant                                  Miss Amanda Durham

[page 5]

GIRL RESERVES

Secretary                                 Miss Frances Beasley
Assistant                                  Miss Thelma Richmann
Assistant                                  Mrs. Travis Martin

[page 6]

HEALTH EDUCATION

Director                                   Miss Dessa Ainlay
Swimming Instructor               Miss Mildred Parker

[page 7]

INDUSTRIAL GIRLS DEPARTMENT

Secretary                                 Miss Genevieve Morrow

Officers for 1929-30

President                                 Daisie Harris
                                                Washington Mfg. Co.

Vice President                         Erma Osborne
                                                Jarman Shoe Co.

Secretary                                 Maynie Tanksley
                                                Marshall-Bruce Co.

Treasurer                                Inez Atkerson
                                                Rock City Paper Box Co.

[page 8]

INFORMATION SERVICE

Day Secretary                         Miss Edna Porter
Night Secretary                       Mrs. E. A. Orr

RESIDENCE

Secretary                                 Mrs. Frances Roberts
Building Manager                   Mrs. Carrie Gardner




© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Program from an Entertainment

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


Laurine Wyatt likely saved the following program because the messages were meaningful to her and were delivered by influential men of the day. There is no indication in the scrapbook when or where the program was held.


“P R O G R A M

+ + + +

Invocation

Music by Orchestra

"The South Carolina Buzz Saw"
                        Ed Baldwin

Group Singing

Tenor Solo:
            "A Call to the Colors"-------Reis
                        Mr. John E. Carter

Address:
            "GEORGE WASHINGTON THE STATESMAN"
                        Judge A. W. Chambliss

Baritone Solo:
            "Father of the Land We Love"---Cohan

Address:
            GEORGE WASHINGTON THE CHRISTIAN"
                        Dr. Carter Helm Jones

Announcements

Benediction

o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Music by Inglewood Jolly Juniors Orchestra

Dr. Ullin Leavell Presiding”



Notes:

  1. In 1930, several men by the name of Ed or Edward Baldwin were enumerated in Tennessee; without additional information it is not possible to identify the one who participated in this program.
  2. Likewise, without more information, it is not possible to identify the John E. Carter on the program.
  3. In 1930, Supreme Court justice Alex W. Chambliss, age 65 born in South Carolina, was enumerated in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. [Source: 1930 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Tennessee, population schedule, Chattanooga, Enumeration District (ED) 1, page 4B, dwelling 44, family 128, Alex W. Chambliss; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2250.]
  4. Carter Helm Jones was a Baptist clergyman who held pastorates in several states, including Kentucky. “Nationally known as a scholar, orator and churchman,” Jones died on May 7, 1946. [Source: “Retired Minister Dies in Virginia,” Times Picayune, 8 May 1946, page 3, column 3; online images, GenealogyBank (www.genealogybank.com : accessed 25 January 2012.]
  5. In 1930, Ullin W. Leavell, age 36, a college teacher, is enumerated in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. [Source: 1930 U. S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, population schedule, Nashville, Enumeration District 190, page 9B, dwelling 109B, family 240B, Ullin W. Leavell; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2242.]
  6. No information was found about the Inglewood Jolly Juniors Orchestra.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Thursday, January 26, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 4 - Free Offline Genealogy Tools

Without a doubt, I am most grateful for public libraries. Like probably everyone else who attended elementary school in the United States, I was introduced to the library as a child.  These wonderful institutions have come on hard times recently with budget cuts, but there are treasures to be had there and many benefits to being a card-carrying library user.

I am fortunate to be able to access the Los Angeles Public Library fairly easily, and it has a wealth of genealogy resources. From books to periodicals to fire insurance maps and city directories, I can find them all at the LAPL.

Public libraries have different rules about who can obtain a library card, but anyone who lives in California can obtain a Los Angeles Public Library card. Click here for information about how you can get one!

By Marvin Rand, HABS photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons



52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.


© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Confused Clock Runs Backward


In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.

I suspect this newspaper clipping must have amused Laurine and that is why she saved it.


“CONFUSED CLOCK RUNS BACKWARDS--Wringing its hands with confusion, the clock in the office of the State Railroad and Public Utilities Commission registered the doubts of many Nashvillians over the change to Daylight Saving Time by turning tail and running--backwards. Miss Katherine Smith (above), secretary to Commissioner W. D. Hudson, who arrived early at the office this morning to be sure she was right about her own watch, discovered the clock's dilemma. It was 8:45 o'clock when the picture was made. The clock, however, insisted it was 7:26, almost 7:25 o'clock, but declined to say whether a. m. or p. m., Daylight Saving or Standard Time.”



Notes:
  1. There were several Katherine Smiths enumerated in Davidson County, Tennessee, during the 1930 U.S. census, but I was unable to identify which one might be pictured here.
  2. Without a first name, I could not identify W. D. Hudson on the 1930 census.
  3. The name of the newspaper in which these photographs appeared and the dates of publication are unknown.
  4. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to either Katherine Smith or W. D. Hudson is unknown.



© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook – Clyde Partlow of Franklin, Tennessee

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.

The Wyatt scrapbook contains two newspaper clippings featuring a young woman named Clyde Partlow.


“Above—Miss Clyde Parthow on "Many Mac," and, below, Miss Elsie Caldwell, on "Me Too." Both girls appear in the Junior Horse Show at the state pavilion this week.” [The picture of Elsie Caldwell was not in the scrapbook.]


“MISS CLYDE PARTLOW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Partlow, of Franklin, Tenn., on "So Charming." Miss Partlow is a member  of the Junior Riding club sponsoring the Spring Horse show, May 8 and 9.—Photo by Bligh.”


Notes:

  1. On the 1930 U.S. federal census, Clyde Partlow (age 15, born in Tennessee) is enumerated in Williamson County, Tennessee, with her parents Joseph D. Partlow (age 51, born in Tennessee, a farmer) and Elizabeth Partlow (age 47, born in Tennessee). Also residing in the household was Lou Critlow (servant, age 60, born in Tennessee). [Source: 1930 U.S. census, Williamson County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 9, Enumeration District (ED) 14, page 11-B, dwelling 257, family 275, Joseph D. Partlow; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2285.]
  2. The name of the newspaper in which these photographs appeared and the dates of publication are unknown.
  3. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Clyde Partlow or her family is unknown.

 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Mrs. Thomas H. Malone, Jr.


In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


“Chairman of Music for Mardi Gras

MRS. THOMAS H. MALONE, JR.
Mrs. Malone serves as chairman of music for the Children's Mardi Gras, to be presented Shrove Tuesday, at the Belmont Theater, under the auspices of the Rector's Aid Society of Christ Episcopal Church. An artistic program will be presented by the Colonial Trio composed of Alline Fentress, violinist; Vivienne Olsen, cellist, and Margaret Pittman Bowers, pianist. Funds derived from the entertainment are used for the support of St. Luke's Community House.”


Notes:
  1. St. Luke’s Community House is a nonprofit organization in Nashville that was founded in 1913. [Source: Facebook, St. Luke’s Community House (http://www.facebook.com/StLukesCommunityHouse?sk=info : accessed 10 January 2012).]
  2. There are several men named Thomas H. Malone enumerated in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.  Based on my estimation of the age of the woman in this photo, I suspect that the correct family is that of Thom. H. Malone, lawyer, age 55, born in Tennessee. Others in the household are wife Mary C. (age 35, born in Tennessee), son Thom. H., Jr. (age 13, born in Tennessee), and mother-in-law Leta Robson (age 63, born in Tennessee). [Source: 1930 U. S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 7, Enumeration District (ED) 221, page 19B, dwelling 422, family 433, Thom. H.. Malone; Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2243.]
  3. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.
  4. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to the Thomas Malone family is unknown.


© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Thursday, January 19, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 3 - Free Online Genealogy Tools


The free online genealogy tool that I am most thankful for is the U.S. GenWeb Project. When I first started researching my family, this was my go-to site! I found so much information on the pages for the various counties where my ancestors lived.

I don’t use it as often now, but I still check back from time to time to see if anything new has been posted. And if I am starting research in a new state, I definitely check the pages for those counties in which I am beginning to search.

I am so thankful for the hard work done by these wonderful volunteers! Their contributions to online genealogy research are invaluable.



52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.


© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Mrs. E. Clarke Hubbs and Son

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


“MRS. E. CLARKE HUBBS AND SON.
Mrs. E. Clarke Hubbs, who prior to her marriage was Miss Myrtle Howse of Nashville, daughter of Mrs. Martha Howse and niece of Mayor Hilary E. Howse, is pictured with her son, E. Clarke Hubbs, Jr. Dr. Hubbs, a prominent dentist of Los Angeles, accompanied Mrs. Hubbs and their son on this visit to friends and relatives here, during which they were extensively entertained.”


Notes:
  1. Clark E. Hubbs, dentist, age 41, born in Kentucky, is enumerated in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, in 1930. Living in the household are wife Myrtle (age 32, born in Tennessee), son Clark E. Jr. (age 8, born in California), mother-in-law Martha Howse (age 64, born in Tennessee), and servant Marie Burke (age 65, born in Canada). [Source: 1930 U. S. census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, Enumeration District (ED) 967, page 13B, dwelling 329, family 332, Werra Jackson; Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 127.]
  2. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.
  3. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to these individuals is unknown.
 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Marriage of Mary Jackson and N. T. Richardson - 1932


In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.



“Members of Richardson-Jackson Bridal Party
--Photo by A. J. Thuss
The marriage of Miss Mary Jackson and N. T. Richardson, was an interesting event of June 29, in Murfreesboro. After a southern bridal trip Mr. and Mrs. Richardson will be at home in Grand Junction, where the groom has business connections. In the photograph the bride and groom are seated, and standing behind them are members of their bridal party, as follows; Miss Rubye Jackson, sister of the bride, bridesmaid; Ralph Fitzgerald, of Nashville, groomsman; Bert R. Hollandsworth, of Nashville, best man; and Miss Lera Jackson, sister of the bride, maid of honor. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. A. J. Jackson, of Middleton.”


Notes:
  1. Miss Mary Ellen Jackson (age 24) and N. T. Richardson (age 45) were married 29 June 1932 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. [Source: “Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950,” index, entry for Mary Ellen Jackson, FamilySearch, (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2012); index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.]
  2. A Mary E. Jackson is enumerated on the 1930 U.S. federal census, age 22, living in Hardeman County, Tennessee, with her mother (Werra, age 47) and siblings Lola (age 20), Ruby (age 17), Edison (age 12), and Lenna (age 10). [Source: 1930 U. S. census, Hardeman County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 5, Enumeration District (ED) 14, page 7A, dwelling 145, family 145, Werra Jackson; Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2254.]
  3. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.
  4. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Mary Jackson, N. T. Richardson, or their families is unknown.



© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Billy Jarrett

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


“Billy Jarrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Jarrett, Nashville.
—Photo by Calvert Bros.”


Notes:
  1. Although I do not know whether it is this “Billy Jarrett,” I found a William Jarrett, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. census with his parents, William and Margaret Jarrett, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. He is reported as being 2 and 11/12 years old and born in Tennessee.  [Source: 1930 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville, enumeration district (ED) 200, page 5A, dwelling 63, family 80, household of William Jarrett; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 January 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 2243.]
  2. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.
  3. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Billy Jarrett or his parents is unknown.


© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Thursday, January 12, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy – Week 2 - Paid Genealogy Tools

There are three paid genealogy tools in my toolbox that are critical to my genealogy research: Ancestry, Fold3, and GenealogyBank. Each has features and information that make it indispensable.
Today, I want to focus on Fold3 (previously Footnote). Although other resources are available on the site, its primary focus is military records. You can find documents ranging from Revolutionary War pension records to World War II war diaries.
I was able to find Civil War records for my 2nd great-grandfather that, when I requested from the National Archives years ago, was told they could not be found.
Records I found at Fold3 helped me prove the family tradition that my great-grandfather A. B. Martindale had served on both sides during the Civil War. I had been unable to find any evidence of his service to the CSA. The records I located at Fold3 told of his injury during battle and subsequent hospitalization in St. Louis as a prisoner of war; it included letters and documents related to his release.
Ordering military records from the National Archives can be time-consuming and expensive. Current turnaround time is 90 days. A military service record costs $25; a pension file from $50 to $75. A subscription to Fold3 can save you time and money!

Of course, not everything is available online; sometimes you have to spend the money and wait. But it’s definitely worth checking Fold3 first to see if what you need is available there!


Disclaimer: I have a paid subscription to Fold3. I also have an affiliate agreement. That means that, if you click on a link from my blog to the Fold3 website and subsequently purchase a subscription, I will receive a small commission. The subscription price is the same whether you click on my link or visit the site directly.


52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.


© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Evelyn Marie Barnett


In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


“Evelyn Marie Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Barnett, granddaughter of D. F. Sheftall of Nashville and R. L. Barnett of Rock Island, Tennessee. 
—Photo by Meyer & Holt.”


Notes:
  1. Evelyn M. Barnett is found on the 1930 U.S. census with her parents, Clarence K. and Ida B. Barnett, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She is reported as being 4 and 6/12 years old and born in Tennessee.  [Source: 1930 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville, enumeration district (ED) 191, page 19A, dwelling 204, family 245, household of Clarence K. Barnett; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 January 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 2242.]
  2. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.
  3. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Evelyn Marie Barnett or her parents is unknown.





© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Joe Melvin Reynolds

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.



“JOE MELVIN REYNOLDS

Joe is four years old. He is the son [faded newsprint is unreadable] and Mrs. James J. Reynolds of Jordan Springs, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Shelby of Jordan Springs.”

Notes:
  1. According to FindAGrave Memorial #26844965, Joseph Melvin Reynolds was born on 16 June 1924 in Tennessee, the son of James Jennings Reynolds and Frances Shelby Reynolds. He died 11 June 1997 and is buried at Miner Cemetery in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. A biography is included on the FindAGrave memorial. [Source: findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 January 2012), Dr. Joseph Melvin Reynolds, Memorial #26844965, created by Jerry G. Marable, 15 May 2008.]
  2. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual  date of publication are unknown.
  3. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Joseph Melvin Reynolds or his parents is unknown.


 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Surname Saturday – A Research Tip

Have you ever searched the GeneaBloggers website for the surnames you are researching? I never had until this morning. On a whim, I put SPURLOCK in the search box and got 10 pages of results! Most of the results were related to my own blog posts, but I did get results from several blogs about which I was previously unaware. One of the links led me to the obituary for a second cousin who died in 1966 – cool! I’m going back now to search for other surnames.

To search, type your surname in the box below the phrase SEARCH YOUR SURNAMES IN OVER 2,000 GENEALOGY BLOGS found on the right sidebar. Try it – maybe you'll find something cool, too!



© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Dance for AFFCC by USO

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.



“Swing and Sway Theme of Dance for AFFCC by U. S. O.

It was swing and sway for more than 400 couples last night at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium at the first dance given for the newly arrived men at the Army Air Force Classification Center on Thompson Lane.

At left are shown Miss Vivian Edwards and Cadet Chester Langworthy typical of the many youthful couples that decorated the dance floor. At right is a general scene showing the crowd of dancers.

—Staff Photos By Campbell Bligh”


[The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual  date of publication are unknown.]

 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Thursday, January 5, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 1 - Blogs

I subscribe to about 125 different blogs and the list grows weekly. Each blog meets a different need—inspiration, news, education, family information, resources, humor. I am thankful for all the GeneaBloggers who take the time to share their families, their photos, and their thoughts with the rest of the genealogical community. In this post, I’ve decided to share my answer to the following question:

I’m just getting started with genealogy. What blogs should I read?

Your daily “must reads” should include Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings. Randy posts frequently on a wide range of topics. He writes about his experiences using the search engines available on various genealogy websites and offers tips and tricks for using these wonderful tools. He compares the features of some of the most popular genealogy software programs. He reports on genealogy conferences he attends. He shares his family photos on “Not So” Wordless Wednesday and his family names on Surname Saturday.  And don’t miss Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, in which Randy presents a fun genealogy challenge, maybe Ahnentafel Roulette or Heritage Pie!

I also suggest Michael John Neill’s Genealogy Tip of the Day and Daily Genealogy Transcriber. These are both quick reads. The first is not more than a few sentences long, but it may just give you an idea that will help you solve a genealogy problem. The second is a fun way to practice and refine your skills at reading old handwriting.

And don’t forget to check GeneaBloggers! There you will find lists of posts based on the daily blogging prompts—just click on the ones that pique your interest—you are sure to find great stories and helpful tips! In addition, you will find information about various genealogy events, activities, even the weekly GeneaBloggers radio shows hosted by Thomas MacEntee on BlogTalkRadio each Friday evening.

In no time at all, you will have developed a list of blogs geared to your own needs and interests. Have fun!


52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files. 

 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - YWCA Twelfth Night Party

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.



Royal Court at Y. W. C. A. Twelfth Night Party

Banner Staff Photo.

The king and queen, selected to rule over the court at the annual Twelfth Night party held Friday evening at the Y. W. C. A. gynmasium, are shown surrounded by their entourage. To the left of the throne, reading left to right, the ladies-in-waiting are, standing: Misses Naomi Cantrell, Louise Gentry, Elizabeth Akin, Evelyn Lovell, Loraine Maddox, and Jewel Simpson. Seated: Misses Dimple Holmes, Frances Wrye, Lucy Eubanks, Edna Eastland, Johnnie Bostick, and Elizabeth Wrye.

The military escorts are Miss Evelyn Stark, left, and Mrs. Martha Holton, right. Miss Mary Hager is the queen and Mrs. Reubene Preston, king. Seated in front of their royal majesties are Miss Agnes Gibbs, court jester; Miss Queenie Sloan, page and Miss Ruby McGuire, jester. Standing next the military escort is Mrs. Weaver Harris, plenipotentiary.

Lords-in-waiting on the right of the throne, reading left to right, are, standing: Misses Mary Bates, Lottie Thomas, Mildred Burrus, Thelma Moody, Myrtle Webb, and Ruth Bumpass; seated: Misses Eula Mae Childers, Avo E. Marshall, Mary Lee Glenn, Rozell Chadwell, Grace Read and Mrs. D. J. Johns, Jr.”

Notes:
The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual  date of publication are unknown.

 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research