Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Website for Sunny Ancestry!

HI Everyone,
I now have a new website that will also serve as my new blog!
Check it out:   Sunny Ancestry
Kelly

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference 2012

Are you attending the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference April 11-14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio?  Do you have stubborn and hard to find ancestors?

Find help here:

Brick Wall Solutions
The Great Lakes Chapter of the Association for Professional
Genealogists will sponsor free, twenty-minute consultations
for OGS conference attendees on Friday, 13 April from 9:00 am
to 4:00 pm.
Contact Kelly Holderbaum, sunnyancestry@yahoo.com
or Cheryl Abernathy, pastlane@embarqmail.com for
more information.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Fun for Me!

Like other genealogists, I can't pass up a cemetery!  It is always interesting to check out the local cemeteries no matter where you happen to be or what you are supposed to be doing....so while on a "tap tap" ride (that is a Haitian Taxi for those of you who don't know) instead of watching the scenes of Haiti two weeks ago, I was on the look out for cemeteries!

We passed a few rather quickly, but I did manage to snap a few photos as we buzzed down the road!
Kelly



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

abt 1935 Hopkins Family Reunion @ Oliver Hopkins' Farm in Laings, Monroe County, Ohio

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mary Ann Murphy Conlin & daughter Lizzie

Mary Ann Murphy was born 28 December 1843 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland to John & Marion Young Murphy.  Mary Ann married Bernard Conlin 16 July 1869 in Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Mary & Bernard had their first two children, Patrick & Marion in Scotland.  They had Catherine in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio and then went back to Scotland for a few years where they had three more children, Margaret, Mary & John.  When they came back to Medina County, Ohio, they had one last child, Lizzie.  Shortly thereafter, it seems that Mary and Bernard separated, but never divorced. Mary died 17 March 1908 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.  Mary is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth with her daughter Lizzie who died of small pox in 1893.
Bernard died a few years before Mary and is buried near his brother, Peter Conlin, in a now unmarked grave in Doylestown, Wayne County, Ohio.
Kelly

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Charles Henry & Dollie Salicia Littrick Stone

Charles Henry Stone was born 22 November 1907 in Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky to James Henry & May Belle Wells Stone.  Charles was their 8th child.  Dollie Salicia Littrick was born 23 February 1909 in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio to Carrie Belle Littrick.  Dollie's father is unknown.  
Charles and a few of his siblings came to Akron, Summit County, Ohio sometime between 1920 and 1928 looking for work.  Charles got a job at Goodyear in Akron.  Dollie came to Akron with her family by 1919.  After Dollie graduated from High School she obtained a job at Goodyear, where thru friends, Charles and Dollie met.  They were married 13 October 1928 in Summit County.  Charles and Dollie made their home in Akron and had two girls, Ethel and Helen.  
Charles passed away 13 August 1971 in Akron and Dollie passed away 16 February 2000 in Stow, Summit County, Ohio.  They are buried together at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. 

 Kelly

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Thomas Milton Rogers

In keeping with the Thomas theme in my family, below is Thomas Milton Roger's tombstone.  He is buried in Burns Cemetery, Preston County, West Virginia.  See my previous post for more information on Thomas' family.  When his wife Minnie died in 1967, a new joint stone was erected next to Thomas' old stone.