Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday's Child - Herbert Marshall Harrison

Herbert Marshall Harrison 1920-1923

Herbert Marshall Harrison was the ninth of ten children born to Marion and Elsie (Martin) Harrison. He was born at 9:30 a.m. on February 25, 1920 on a farm in rural Morgan Township, near Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana.

According to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the household in which he was born was a busy one with seven other children living at home.

On the evening of Wednesday, May 9th, 1923 while his mother was preparing beans to cook for supper, he took a handful. She took them away from him thinking she had them all, but Herbert held one between his fingers, put it in his mouth and sucked it into his windpipe. Although efforts were made to dislodge the bean, none were successful. His father, Marion took him the almost 18 miles to St. Edward's Hospital in New Albany. Doctors there were not able to remove the bean and Herbert died the next morning, Thursday May 10th, at 9 a.m.

The funeral was held at the house on Friday, May 11th. Due to inclement weather, the burial in Byrneville Cemetery was postponed until Saturday morning.

Herbert Marshall Harrison was 3 years, 2 months, 15 days old.

On Wednesday, May 23 in the Corydon Democrat Newspaper the following was written:

In Loving Remembrance.

Of Herbert Marshall Harrison who departed this life May 10. 1923.

How we miss you dearest loved one,
And there is an empty space,
In our hearts there is no other,
Who can ever take your place.

We miss your voice we miss your face
Your bright and happy smile,
But oh, the joy to know we'll meet
In heaven after while.

All is dark within our home,
Lonely are our hearts today,
For the one we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away.


(Herbert Marshall Harrison - Lisa's Maternal Grand-Uncle.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Jemimah H Dillman

This is the headstone of my paternal 2x Great Grandmother Jemimah H Dillman. It is located in Dillman Cemetery in Crawford County, Indiana.

It reads:

                                            Jemimah H
                                  Daut of Peter & Elizabeth 
                                             Aug 3, 1866
                                        Died Apr 26, 1886
                                       Aged 19 y. 8 m 23 d.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Surname List-Updated November 1, 2016

Having never blogged before; this will no doubt be a work in progress. 
I thought I would start by sharing some of the surnames that I am researching. 

Lisa's Paternal Line:

                                     Batman - Virginia>Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Dillman - Ohio>Indiana               
                                     Freiberger - Germany>Indiana
                                     Lovell - Tennessee>Indiana
                                     Reed - Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Ridge - Indiana
                                     Straughan - Indiana
                                     Vogel - Germany>Indiana
                                     Wiseman - Kentucky>Indiana 

Lisa's Maternal Line:

                                     Brooks - North Carolina
                                     Byerly - North Carolina>Indiana
                                     Byrne/Byrn - North Carolina>Indiana
                                        Clodfelter - North Carolina
                                        Dorsey - Maryland
                                     Harrison - Maryland>Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Holland - Maryland
                                     Jeffers - Indiana
                                     Kenoyer - Ohio
                                     Larkin - Maryland
                                     Lukenbill - North Carolina
                                     Martin - Indiana
                                     Poole - Maryland>Indiana
                                     Schoonover - Pennsylvania
                                     Shelton - Virginia
                                     Simmons - Maryland
                                     Smith - Indiana
                                     Suter - North Carolina
                                     Whitehead - North Carolina>Indiana
                                     Wood - Missouri>Indiana

Husband Khris's Paternal Line:

                                     Clark - New York
                                     Gavit - Rhode Island
                                     Grant - New York
                                     Hubbell - Connecticut>Massachusetts>New York
                                     Plaskett - England
                                     Rough - New York
                                     Shaffer - Germany>Pennsylvania
                                     Sheerer - Pennsylvania>New York
                                     Spangenberg, New Jersey>Pennsylvania
                                     Wagner - Maryland>Pennsylvania
                                     Wheeler - Connecticut
                                     Wren - England
                                     Wright - New York>Pennsylvania>Ohio>Indiana

Husband Khris's Maternal Line:

                                        Caldwell - Pennsylvania
                                        Feely - Indiana
                                        Hinton - Maryland>Kentucky
                                     Kern - Germany>North Carolina>Indiana
                                     Kersey - Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Riblin - North Carolina
                                     Sears - North Carolina
                                     Seiter - Germany>Indiana
                                     Stierle - Germany>Indiana>Montana
                                     Zehe - Germany

As you can see Indiana is a common thread in both my and my husband Khris's lines. 

Anyone see a name that they recognize? Let me know, maybe we can help each other tell the stories of our common ancestors.

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