Jan. 15th, 2011

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My great grandfather, Jo Desha Williams, owned the Williams Grocer Co. in Russellville for about 20 years.

By 1920, the family store had been sold, and Jo moved his family to Little Rock, where they remained until his death in 1950 and the death of his wife, Maxie Leah Meek in 1955.
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One of the shining lights in an otherwise fairly miserable week...one of my cats suddenly and unexpectedly left us. The animals with whom I live are my family, too.


She emailed me because she found her great grandmother in my family tree - Hattie Irene Keeton.

I don't think she and I are related by blood. My Burrises and Ashmores married Keetons - the older half-siblings of her great grandmother.

But still...definitely a genealogy cousin.

Another partner in crime, as it were...


So ya know what I'm doing, don't you?

I'm looking for all the Keetons...

I'll tell you what I turn up.
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This one was inspired by my cousin...

Guess who's on the ledge?

George Washington Burris, Jr., in 1954...
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My dad, about 1941/42...
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Louise Herrington Burris, in 1978...
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Louise Burris, and her daughter Jean, on Louise's birthday in 1978...They weren't technically "on the ledge," but they were very close to it...
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And could it be? Why yes, I think it is moi, probably about 1974...
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