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2012-08-04 08:49

Sympathy Saturday: I was on a roll...

I found another leg of my Parrish family last night.

My Parrish family made its way from Virginia to Kentucky, where some of them hunkered down for several generations.

But many more continued to move - on to Indiana and then to Missouri, where my g-g-grandfather, Fred Chapin, met and married Eada Belle Parrish in Vernon County on Christmas Eve in 1885.
Eada's second cousin, William Henry Parrish, was six years older than she was.

His family had lived in Knox County since at least the early 1850s. William was born in Knox County on 2 Mar 1853.

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As far as I can tell, William and his wife, Cordelia Anna Davis, lived and worked in Knox County all their lives, raising five children together.

William and Cordelia's life together ended on 24 Jun 1924, when a tornado ripped through Knox County. Their death certificates say they died of the injuries they suffered in a cyclone. Their gravestone also notes the manner of their deaths.

I don't know if Eada got word of the tornado, or of her cousin's death. I can't find news coverage of the event, but for a while last night, I sat very thoughtfully at my computer, trying to imagine what it must have been like for my 71 year old cousin and his 67 year old wife as a funnel cloud exploded their world, and took them into the next one.
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2010-11-02 18:23

Gumlog School, Pope County, AR - 1908

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Left to right
Front Row: Unknown, Floyd Ashmore, John Barton, Rea Burris, Ocie Burris, Chloe Britt, Minnie Staggs, Una Weir, Unknown, Unknown, Rufus David, Sid Simpson, Cecil Virden, Bill Mullins, Ira Ashmore.
Second Row: ? Nowlin, Mamie Staggs, Willie Nowlin, Lillian Mullins, Elsie Barton, Annie Ashmore, Allen Price (Teacher), Unknown, Zettie Ashmore, Mabel Simpson, Shelly Simpson, Norma Gideon, Eulan Gideon, Minnie Staggs, Sybil Gideon.
Third Row: Viola Burris, Tempie West, ? Llewellyn, Eva Barton, Eskar Ashmore, Marilla Ashmore, Unknown, Unknown, Faye Mann, Georgia Gideon, Maud Davis, Goldie Burns, Unknown.
Fourth Row: Evan Davis, Unknown, Elmer Crites, Harvey Darter, Walker Hamilton, Homer Ashmore, Bill Ashmore, Eddie Darter, Grady Hamilton, Ezra Darter, Edgar Burris, Odie West, Unknown, Louell Burns.
The three boys in back, at left: Leon Burris, Finis Ashmore, Chalmers Llewellyn.

If you can identify any of the unknowns, please let me know.
ETA:
An Ashmore cousin who found me provided me with additional information about the Ashmore children in this photo.

Floyd Ashmore was David Floyd Ashmore (1899-1967), son of Paris Gipson Ashmore and Elizabeth L Franks. As evidence of continuing interaction between the Ashmore and Burris families, Floyd married Ocia A Burris (1899-1964), daughter of James Mitchell Burris and Mary Elizabeth West. Floyd and Ocia married on 2 Jan 1921 in Pope County. They are buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Russellville, Pope Co., AR.

Ira Ashmore was Ira Marion Ashmore, son of Clemen Doak Ashmore (variations of the first and middle names are Clement and Doke) and Serena C Kennedy. I have Ira's year of birth as 1901, and no date of death for him. ETA: Dwayne had his date of death...5 May 1987. He was married to Allie, and is buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX.

Annie Ashmore was Anne Elizabeth Ashmore (1897-1980), daughter of Samuel R Ashmore and Precia Elizabeth Ashmore. Annie married Thomas Ray "Tom" McGuire (1899-1964) in 1926. They are buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope Co., AR.

Zettie Ashmore was Zettie M Ashmore (1897-1928), daughter of Clemen Doak Ashmore and Serena C Kennedy, and was the sister of Ira Ashmore. She married a man with the surname Jones. Zettie is buried in the Bowden Cemetery, Pope Co., AR.

Eskar Ashmore was Mary Eskar Ashmore (1895-1938), daughter of Clemen Doak Ashmore and Serena C Kennedy, and was the sister of Ira and Zettie Ashmore. She married Freeling Prewitt (1882-1939). They are buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope Co., AR.

Marilla Ashmore was Marilla Emmons Ashmore (1894-1979), of Paris Gipson Ashmore and Elizabeth L Franks, and was the sister of Floyd Ashmore. Marilla married George Homer Cole (1890-1976) on 2 Feb 1913 in Pope County. They are buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope Co., AR.

Homer Ashmore was Edwin Homer Ashmore (1894-1916), son of Samuel R Ashmore and Precia Elizabeth Ashmore. He is buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope Co., AR.

Bill Ashmore was William Robert Ashmore (1893-1976), son of Clemen Doak Ashmore and Serena C Kennedy, and oldest brother of Ira, Zettie and Eskar Ashmore. He married Elizabeth Scott (1896-1975) on 27 Dec 1914 in Pope County. They are buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope Co., AR.

Finis Ashmore was Finis M Ashmore (1897-1972), son of Paris Gipson Ashmore and Elizabeth L Franks, and brother of Floyd and Marilla Ashmore. He married Willie Rea Bird (1899-1980) on 10 Sep 1916 in Pope County. They are buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Center Valley, Pope Co., AR.
Credit for fleshing out the family relationships of the Ashmore kids identified above goes to Dwayne Ashmore, my 4th cousin, once removed.

We are having a blast trading information.