When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month-Mini-profile: Grandmom's Obituary

Day 31 Blog Prompt suggested by Liza Also at The Accidental Genealogist:
 Pick one female ancestor and write a mini-profile. 

 For today, the last day of Celebrating Women's History Month, I thought I would share the Obituary I wrote for my Maternal Grandmother. 



Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan
1921-2009
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 Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan, 87, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, and Aunt returned home to her Father in Heaven on Saturday June 13, 2009. She left this world peacefully due to natural causes with loved ones at her side.

Azile was born in Sumter, SC, on December 6, 1921 to Manning David Daughrity Jr. and Loretta McManus Daughrity. She was the youngest of five daughters. During her growing up years, Azile lived in Sumter, SC. She attended Girl's High School where she graduated in 1939. Azile married first the late Gilbert E. Roberts on October 6, 1940 in Lancaster, SC. They were the parents of two children, Brenda Roberts Hudson and the late Gilbert E. Roberts Jr. After she was widowed in 1944, she then married the late Francis "Frank" E. Sullivan on May 18, 1952. They made their home in Camden, SC for over 50 years.

Azile was a childhood member of First Baptist Church of Sumter and then a member of Northgate Baptist Church in Camden. For the past three years Azile had been a resident of Grand Strand Healthcare in Myrtle Beach, SC, where she was a joy to many and was given kind and loving care.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Brenda Roberts Hudson and husband John of Myrtle Beach; daughter-in-law Debbie Massalon Roberts of Camden; granddaughter Cheryl Hudson Passey and husband Paul of Myrtle Beach; grandson John Allen Hudson and wife Karolyn of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandchildren, Andrew Passey and wife Sarah of Albuquerque, NM, John Phillip Passey and wife Stefani of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Shawna Passey Jennings and husband Joseph of Myrtle Beach, Stephanie Passey of Myrtle Beach, and Kevin, Scott, Ryan, Erynn, and Joshua Passey, all of Myrtle Beach. She was also the great-great-grandmother to Abigail, Sophie, Noah and Jacob Passey of New Mexico, Addison Passey of North Carolina, and Madelyn and Sarah Jennings of Myrtle Beach. She was also the aunt of several nieces and a nephew.

Preceding Azile in death were her parents David and Loretta Daughrity; husband Gilbert Roberts; husband Frank Sullivan; son Gil Roberts; and four sisters, Mildred Daughrity Jolly Finfrock, Frances Daughrity Hicks, Lorine Daughrity Robinson and Loretta Daughrity Dennis.

A memorial service will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home in Camden, SC, on Thursday June 18, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will include Allen Hudson, Paul Passey. Kevin Passey, Scott Passey, Joseph Jennings and Lee Jolly with honorary pallbearers, John Hudson, Andrew Passey and Phillip Passey. Burial will be in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC.




© 2013  Cheri Hudson Passey


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month- Words of Wisdom

Day 30 Blog Prompt from the The Accidental Genealogist

Did you receive any advice or words of wisdom from your female ancestor? 


I remember once talking to my Maternal Grandmother, Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009), about growing old. She said to me:
 "I don't feel old, I still feel the same as I did as a teenager! My body has just betrayed me!"
  I have thought about that often and realized it's true! Just because you are getting older, you don't have to feel or act old!


Azile Juanita Daughrity
Mid 1920's
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 My Paternal Grandmother, Mary Baker Hudson (1920-2010), put these words into action! Even in her 80's she was always going out somewhere. We would call her and she wouldn't be home because she was going out with friends. My Dad would say," Mother is out gallivanting somewhere!"


Mary Baker
About 1923
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  I hope I can be just like them! To remember that you are only as old as you feel and to keep living and having fun no matter what your age.
 Thanks Grandmom and Mimi for your great examples!

   
© Cheri Hudson Passey





Friday, March 29, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month-Fannie's Trading Card

Day 29 Blog Post Prompt from Lisa Alzo at The Accidental Genealogist
Create  a Genealogy Trading Card at Big Huge Labs for a female ancestor. 
Tell us about who you've selected and why.

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 One of the oldest known pictures in my collection is that of my Great Great Grandmother Margaret Frances "Fannie" Gibson Thames.
  I wanted to use this picture to make a trading card not only because it is one of the oldest but also because I don't have much information on her Gibson line.  Making and posting this card may lead to a cousin connection  
with a member of the Gibson family.
    



© Cheri Hudson Passey

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month- Grandmom's Friends

Blog Prompt for Day 28:

Do you remember your grandmother's best friend? How and where did they meet? How long were they friends? What activities did they share?

 My Grandmother, Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) grew up on Church St. in Sumter, SC.  She lived there from the time she was born until she got married in 1940.
  Roller skating, hide and seek, blind man's bluff and jacks were some of the games she told me that she used to play with her neighborhood friends. In High School she was on the Women's Hockey Team, in the Sewing Club,Cooking Club and Photo Club.
    
   I have several pictures of Grandmom with some of her friends. I wish she had written who they were on the back of the photons. By the time I found them, Grandmom had been suffering from the effects of Alzheimer's for several years and it was too late to ask her. 
Hopefully someone will recognize her friends and be able to identify them for me.
  I do know that two of her closest friends were sisters named Be Be and Marguerite  I am not sure of their maiden names and I have tried to label them correctly in the pictures.
 Marguerite and Grandmom remained friends throughout their lives. They both married and lived in Camden, SC where they got together frequently. I remember going to Marguerite's house as a child.                                                                                


Azile Daughrity on the left laughing with friend Marguarite
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Azile Daughrity in the middle with friends Be Be.(left) and Marguerite (r)
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Azile Daughrity in the middle of two friends
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Azile Daughrity on the front left, friend Marguerite next to her, sister Loretta Daughrity third from left.
Others not known.
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Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan on the Right with childhood friend Marguerite
Beach Trip 1968
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Seeing these pictures and the fun Grandmom is having with her friends brings back memories of her smile and laugh.  How I miss those! 

Women' History Blog Prompts can be found at The Accidental Genealogist


© Cheri Hudson Passey

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month-A "Stormy" Arrival

Day 27-The Blog Prompt for today, provided by Lisa Alzo at The Accidental Genealogist, is:
.  Do you know the immigration story of one or more female ancestors? Do you have any passenger lists, passports, or other documentation? Interesting family stories?

  The most interesting immigration story that I have found is that of my Eargle Family.
  John Micheal Eargle,, my 7th Great Grandfather, was born in 1702 in Germany.  He left his country to travel to Rotterdam, Holland and then sailed aboard the ship Upton bound for Charleston, SC in 1752.
 According to the the Upton's passenger list and Land Grant Documents John, his daughter Eve and his two sons John Micheal, Jr. and Micheal came with him. There is no mention of his wife.
 The Upton arrived in Charleston on 14 Sept.1752. It sounded like a typical immigration story until I read about what happened in Charleston the evening they arrived!

 The South Carolina Gazette Reported the following on  September 19, 1752. :

"A ship is just arrived from Rotterdam with German Servants in perfect Health (not one of them having died in passage). Among st them are Tradesmen of all sorts which will be indented on very reasonable terms. By Austin & Laurens" 
"On the 14th in the evening, it began to blow very hard, the wind being a NE and the sky looked wild and threatening. It continued blowing from the same point, till about 4 o'clock in the morning of the 15th, at which time it became more violent and rained, increasing very fast fill about 9, when the flood came in like a bore, filling the harbour in a few minutes. Before 11 o'clock, all the vessels in the harbour were on shore, except The Hornet, a Man-O-War, which rode it out by cutting away her mainmast; all wharfs and bridges were ruined, and every house and store upon them beaten down and carried away, with all the goods therein, as were many houses in the town., and abundances of roofs, chimneys, etc., almost all the tile or slated houses were uncovered and great quantities of merchandize, etc., in the stores on the bay street damaged by their doors being burst open". 



South Carolina Gazette
19 Sept. 1752
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 South Carolina Gazette, Charles-Town, October 30, 1752: 
"Whereas the ship UPTON, Captain Gardiner, has been driven upon a marsh near Wappon Creek by late storm, and it will be necessary that a channel be dug through the marsh of 80 or 100 feet long and about 35 feet wide, and 5 or 6 feet deep. Any person both able and willing to undertake such a business, are desired to offer their proposals to Austin and Laurens". 


 Eve Eargle and her family had survived sailing across the ocean from Germany to Charleston only to experience one of the worse storms that Charleston had seen.! 
 Eva and her family eventually settled in the Dutch Fork area of South Carolina.where her father was given a Land Grant of 250 acres.  .


© Cheri Hudson Passey

  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Celebrating Woman's History Month-Graduation Pictures

 The blog prompt for day 26 from Lisa Alzo's  The Accidental Genealogist is:

What education did your female ancestors receive?


  Today I would like to share my small collection of High School graduation pictures.



Great Grandmother
Loretta "Etta" McManus
St. Joseph's Accademy, Sumter, SC
1911
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Maternal Grandmother
Azile Juanita Daughrity
Sumter, High School, Sumter, SC
1939
© Cheri Hudson Passey


Paternal Grandmother
Mary Baker
Sumter High School, Sumter, SC
1937
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Mother
Brenda Jean Roberts
Camden High School, Camden, SC
1959
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© Cheri Hudson Passey

Monday, March 25, 2013

Celebrating Women's History: Called to the Principles Office!

 Lisa Alzo at The Accidental Genealogist has this blog prompt for Day 25 of Celebrating Women's History Month:

Tell how a female ancestor interacted with her children. Was she loving or supportive? A disciplinarian? A bit of both?

  My Dad tells a funny story about his mother Mary Baker Hudson.  




Dad and his parents -About 1944
Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976)
Mary Baker Hudson ( 1920-2010)
John Allen Hudson
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Dad was -as he will admit-a trouble maker at school and his neighborhood  My Grandmother, "Mimi" as we grandchildren called her, did her best to parent her strong willed, fun loving son.
 She must have known she was in trouble when in 5th grade Dad decided that his math test was too hard, told his teacher that he had to go to the bathroom, and climbed out the window and ran home! 
 One day when Dad was in High School, Mimi was called in for a meeting with the Principle to discuss my Dad's many absences. He pulled out a pile of written excuses that my Dad had  turned in and asked my Grandmother if it was her signature on each of these notes.
 Well, of course it wasn't-my Dad had been turning them in so he wouldn't get in trouble for skipping school and signing his Mother's name himself!
 He told me that she looked at the papers, looked at him, and then said to the Principle-Yes Sir, that's my signature.
 Ha! Ha! I think my sweet Mimi was an enabler! 
 This close call didn't stop him from his rebellious ways. His stories of pranks and trouble making are family lore. Mimi lovingly stood by him, supported him, and on many occasions covered for him.
  All in all she did a great job. As in the case of most Mothers, she is one of the reasons that he became the man he did. He is generous and kind. A loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. And that rebellious spirit? Oh, it's still in there! I am sure that has something to do with her as well!


© Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Celebrating Family History Month-Family Resemblance

Accidental Genealogist Blog Prompt for Day 24-
Do you share any physical resemblance  with one of your female ancestors? Who? 

 My Baker Line:


Martha Victoria Bradford Baker
1862-1947
Great Great Grandmother
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Emma Ruth Baker Early
1901-1993
Great Grandmother
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Mary Baker Hudson
1920-2010
Grandmother
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Me
Cheri Hudson Passey
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What do you think? Family resemblance?



© Cheri Hudson Passey


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Celebrating Women's History-Timeline: From Civil War to WWII


An interesting Blog Prompt for Day 23 from Lisa Alzo  at The Accidental Genealogist


Create a timeline for a female ancestor using your favorite software program or an online timeline generator. Post an image of it. 
       
 For this time line I chose my Paternal Great Great Grandmother Martha "Mattie" Victoria Bradford Baker. Born just after the start of the Civil War, she lived until after the end of WWII.
 This Time Line was produced using my Legacy Family Tree Software. 




Martha Victoria Bradford Baker
1862-1947
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Name:    Martha Victoria BRADFORD

Parents:                                                                     Samuel J BRADFORD II (born in 1815 in Alabama, United States - died on 5 Aug 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina) and Mary Alice DARGAN (born on 13 Apr 1825  - died on 20 Feb 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina)

 Life Range:                11 Jun 1862 - 19 Apr 1947
Age:

-1                      1861 Apr 15                                        ~Civil War: Union vs Confederacy. 
                         1862 Jun 11                                        Birth:  Sumter County, Privateer Township
.2                      1865 Apr 15                                        ~Andrew Johnson: Andrew Johnson, vice president under Abraham Lincoln, sworn in as president upon Lincoln's death. 
6                       1869 Mar 4                                          ~Ulysses Grant
8                       1870 Aug 5                                         Residence: South Carolina, Sumter County.  Census. 
12                     1875 Feb 20                                       Death of Mother: South Carolina, Sumter CountyMary Alice DARGAN (born on 13 Apr 1825  - died on 20 Feb 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
13                     1875 Aug 5                                         Death of Father: South Carolina, Sumter CountySamuel J BRADFORD II (born in 1815 in Alabama, United States - died on 5 Aug 1875 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
14                     1877 Mar 5                                          ~Rutherford Hayes        
16                     1879 Jan 10                                        Marriage: South Carolina, Sumter CountyArthur Wellington BAKER (born on 28 Apr 1857 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 28 Oct 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina).  in Sumter County, South Carolina. 
17                     1880 Feb 11                                       Son born (#1):   United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictGeorge Alburtus BAKER (born on 11 Feb 1880 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 28 Sep 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
18                     1880 Jun 17                                        Residence: SC, Sumter, Sumter Township.  Census. 
.18                   1881 Mar 4                                          ~James Garfield: James Garfield wounded by assassin's bullet on 3 Jul 1881 and dies 19 Sep 1881. 
19                     1881 Sep 19                                       ~Chester A. Arthur: Chester A. Arthur, vice president under James Garfield, sworn in as president upon the death of Garfield. 
20                     1882 Dec 13                                       Daughter born (#2):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictMary Dargan BAKER (born on 13 Dec 1882 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 29 Oct 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
22                     1885 Mar 3                                          Daughter born (#3):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictCarrie Eva BAKER (born on 3 Mar 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 30 Nov 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
22                     1885 Mar 4                                          ~Grover Cleveland
23                     1885 Oct 29                                        Death of Child (#2):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictMary Dargan BAKER (born on 13 Dec 1882 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 29 Oct 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
23                     1885 Nov 30                                       Death of Child (#3):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictCarrie Eva BAKER (born on 3 Mar 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 30 Nov 1885 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
24                     1887 May 9                                         Daughter born (#4):        United States, South Carolina, Sumter District. Armida Edna BAKER (born on 9 May 1887 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 9 Jan 1926 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
                        
26                     1889 Mar 4                                          ~Benjamin Harrison      
27                     1889 Jul 16                                         Daughter born (#5):South Carolina. Ella Fair BAKER (born on 16 Jul 1889 in South Carolina - died on 24 Feb 1971, buried in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, United States). 
29                     1891 Dec 2                                         Son born (#6):   United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictRobert Bradford BAKER (born on 2 Dec 1891 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 14 May 1892 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
29                     1892 May 14                                      Death of Child (#6):United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictRobert Bradford BAKER (born on 2 Dec 1891 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 14 May 1892 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States). 
30                     1893 Mar 4                                          ~Grover Cleveland        
30                     1893 Apr 3                                          Son born (#7):   United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictJames Alpheus BAKER (born on 3 Apr 1893 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 5 Oct 1974 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina). 
33                     1895 Sep 19                                       Daughter born (#8):South Carolina, Sumter CountyAnnie Dargan BAKER (born on 19 Sep 1895 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 11 Oct 1929 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
34                     1897 Mar 4                                          ~William McKinley: William McKinley dies in Buffalo, NY. 
35                     1898 Apr 21                                        ~Spanish-American War: United States vs Spain. 
36                     1898 Aug 5                                         Daughter born (#9):        United States, South Carolina, Sumter DistrictKate Louise BAKER (born on 5 Aug 1898 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 24 Jul 1987, buried in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, United States). 
38                     1900 Jun 16                                        Residence: SC, Sumter, Lynchburg.  Census. 
39                     1901 Aug 28                                       Daughter born (#10):      South Carolina, Sumter DistrictEmma Ruth BAKER (born on 28 Aug 1901 in Sumter District, South Carolina - died on 24 Oct 1993 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina). 
39                     1901 Sep 14                                       ~Theodore Roosevelt:    Theodore Roosevelt, vice president under William McKinley, sworn in as president upon death of McKinley. 
46                     1909 Mar 4                                          ~William Taft:
47                     1910 May 19                                      Residence: United States, South Carolina, Lee, Bishopville Township. 1910 Census. 
50                     1913 Mar 4                                          ~Woodrow Wilson         
51                     1914 Jun 1                                              WWI: Triple Alliance: Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary vs. Triple Entente: Brittain, France and Russia. The United States joined on the side of the Triple Entente in 1917.
57                     1920 Feb 7                                         Residence: SC, Sumter, Sumter Township.  Census. 
58                     1921 Mar 4                                          ~Warren Harding: Warren Harding dies of an embolism in San Francisco. He had taken ill on 31 Jul 1921. 
61                     1923 Aug 3                                         ~Calvin Coolidge: Calvin Coolidge, vice president under Warren Harding, sworn in as president the day after Harding dies. 
63                     1926 Jan 9                                          Death of Child (#4): South Carolina, Sumter CountyArmida Edna BAKER (born on 9 May 1887 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 9 Jan 1926 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
 66                     1929 Mar 4                                          ~Herbert Hoover:           
67                     1929 Oct 11                                        Death of Child (#8): South Carolina, Sumter CountyAnnie Dargan BAKER born on 19 Sep 1895 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 11 Oct 1929 , Sumter County, South Carolina. 
67                     1930 Apr 3                                          Residence: SC, Sumter, Sumter Township.  Census. 
70                     1933 Mar 4                                          ~Franklin Roosevelt:     
77                     1939 Sep 1                                         ~World War II:Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan vs. Major Allied Powers: United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia. 
78                     1940 Sep 28                                       Death of Child (#1):South Carolina, Sumter CountyGeorge Alburtus BAKER (born on 11 Feb 1880 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States - died on 28 Sep 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
                         10 June1940                                      Residence: South Carolina, Sumter County, Concord.  Census. 
78                     1940 Oct 28                                        Death of Spouse:              South Carolina, Sumter CountyArthur Wellington BAKER (born on 28 Apr 1857 in Sumter County, South Carolina - died on 28 Oct 1940 in Sumter County, South Carolina). 
82                     1945 Apr 12                                        ~Harry Truman              
84                     1947 Apr 19                                        Death: South Carolina, Sumter County. Cause of death: Pneumonia Caused by Flu
84                     1947 Apr 19                                        Funeral: South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter.  Shelley-Brunson Funeral Home. 
84                     1947 Apr 20                                        Burial: South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter.  


    What a change in lifestyles from the time Mattie was born until her death n 1947. 



©Cheri Hudson Passey