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June 17, 2006

Our Mother Is Gone for Paul Wahlquist, August 7, 1946

Filed under: genealogy, Wahlquist — dannywahlquist @ 11:21 am


The mother of this editor, after a painful and lingering illness of 65 weeks' duration, six weeks of the time in an Oklahoma City hospital, has passed away at her home in Mammoth Springs. The Democrat, our father's newspaper, has to say of the sad event :

The saddest death notice that it has been our duty to chronicle is this one. We recorded hundreds of them during the almost half a century of the existence of this paper. We have written the stories of father, six children, wife's father and mother and brother, and hundreds of very dear friends; but the hardest of all is this one – – of our wife, the mother of our children.

Annie is gone.

Sooner or later the news will be flashed Will Wahlquist is dead.

Wife died Wednesday, September 4, at 2:25 .p.m., aged 60 years, 7 months and 22 days.

We were wedded July 6, 1890. She became the mother of 11 children and reared 11 orphans, not one of them went wrong.

She was the daughter of N. H. Melton of Violet Hill, Izard County Frances E. Melton who died in our home. She leaves one brother, W. W. Melton, Depew, Okla. and one half-brother, Chester Melton, Brockwell, Izard County.

She was an exceptionally fine woman, a real Christian and very charitable.

We will miss her very much.

Present during the last illness and death were all our living children, Clyde

and Paul from Oklahoma City, Charley & Bryan and Mrs. Conrad Leichner and Mrs. Albert Cole, residing here.

The funeral was preached by Mary Ramsey, Pentecostal Minister of Salem. Was one of the best and most appropriate we ever heard. Also the song service conducted by Joe Ramsey and the floral offering was immense, all of which endeared our people to us.

The funeral was conducted by the Tri-County Burial Association, Mack Lewis, Undertaker.

Interment was at Riverside Cemetery Thursday, September 5, 1935.

For Paul August 7, 1946.


November 11, 2005

Ten Commandments of Genealogy

Filed under: genealogy — dannywahlquist @ 6:33 pm

Ten Commandments of Genealogy

By Dick Eastman on Genealogy Basics

In the course of writing this newsletter, I get to see a lot of genealogy information. Most of what I see is on the Web, although some information is in books or in e-mail. Some of what I see is high-quality research. However, much of it is much less than that. Even the shoddiest genealogy work could be so much more if the compiler had simply spent a bit of time thinking about what he or she was doing.

Creating a first-class genealogy work is not difficult. In fact, it is expected. It should be the norm. Please consider the following “rules.” If you follow these guidelines, you, too, can produce high-quality genealogy reports that will be useful to others:

1. Never accept someone else’s opinion as “fact.” Be suspicious. Always check for yourself!

2. Always verify primary sources; never accept a secondary source as factual until you have personally verified the information.

3. Cite your sources! Every time you refer to a person’s name, date and/or place of an event, always tell where you found the information. If you are not certain how to do this, get yourself a copy of “Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian” by Elizabeth Shown Mills. This excellent book shows both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence.

4. If you use the works of others, always give credit. Never claim someone else’s research as your own.

5. Assumptions and “educated guesses” are acceptable in genealogy as long as they are clearly labeled as such. Never offer your theories as facts.

6. Be open to corrections. The greatest genealogy experts of all time made occasional errors. So will you. Accept this as fact. When someone points out a possible error in your work, always thank that person for his or her assistance and then seek to re-verify your original statement(s). Again, check primary sources.

7. Respect the privacy of living individuals. Never reveal personal details about living individuals without their permission. Do not reveal their names or any dates or locations.

8. Keep “family secrets.” Not everyone wants the information about a court record or a birth out of wedlock to be posted on the Internet or written in books. The family historian records “family secrets” as facts but does not publish them publicly.

9. Protect original documents. Handle all documents with care, and always return them to their rightful storage locations.

10. Be prepared to reimburse others for reasonable expenses incurred on your behalf. If someone travels to a records repository and makes photocopies for you, always offer to reimburse the expenses.

The above “commandments” apply to online data as well as to printed information. Following the above “commandments” will increase the value of your work and make it valuable to others.


November 4, 2005

My great grandfather, Luther Noah SANDERSON was born 17 Oct 1862 in Hatton, AL.

Filed under: genealogy — dannywahlquist @ 6:16 pm

My great grandfather, Luther Noah SANDERSON was born 17 Oct 1862 in Hatton, Lawrence, AL, and died 16 Nov 1923 in Courtland, Lawrence, AL. 
He married (1) ALICE F. REYNOLDS 23 Sep 1883.  She was born 22 Feb 1863, and died 20 Feb 1893. 
He married (2) SARAH EUNICE GARNETT  11 Feb 1894 in Courtland, Lawrence, AL , daughter of M GARNETT and SARAH E. She was born 21 Jul 1866 in Hillsborough,Lawrence, AL , and died 16 Mar 1944 in Memphis, Shelby, TN .

In the 1870 census, L B SANDERSON(40) was listed as a farmer and Mary(39) SANDERSON lived in Lawrence,AL with children John W(14), Wm B(12), Luther N(7), Emmet C(4), Lillie(6) and Malcolm(6 mo).

In the 1880 census, Mary SANDERSON(49) lived in Lawrence,AL with children Luther N(18), Lilla(16), Emmit C(12) and Malcolm(10).

In the 1900 census, Luther SANDERSON(37) and Sallie(32) SANDERSON lived in Courtland,Lawrence,AL with children Claude(15), Ben(12), Ava(9), Eunice(5), Fannie(2) and Herman(1).

In the 1910 census, Luther L SANDERSON(47) and Sallie(41) SANDERSON lived in Courtland,Lawrence,AL
with children Eunice(15), Fannie(12), Herman(10), Arthur(8), Rubie(7) and Luther(5).

 i. CLAUDE SANDERSON, b. Aug 1884, AL.
 ii. BEN SANDERSON , b. 25 May 1888, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 1955, Memphis, SHELBY, TN .
 iii. AVA SANDERSON , b. 15 Jul 1890, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. Deceased .
 iv. MARY EUNICE SANDERSON, b. 20 Jan 1895, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 18 Jan 1983, Birmingham, AL.
 v. FANNIE E. SANDERSON, b. 31 Jul 1897, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 30 May 1992, Memphis, SHELBY, TN.
 vi. HERMAN C. SANDERSON, b. 15 May 1899, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 04 Jun 1975.
 vii. ARTHUR G. SANDERSON , b. 20 Apr 1901, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL ; d. 20 Aug 1983, Memphis, SHELBY, TN .
 viii. RUBY E. SANDERSON, b. 12 Jan 1903, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 16 Apr 1956, Moulton, AL.
 ix. LUTHER M. SANDERSON, b. 16 Dec 1904, COURTLAND, Lawrence, AL; d. 16 May 1988, ALBUQUERQUE, , NEW MEXICO.
 x. JOHN FORREST SANDERSON, b. 24 May 1910, Courtland, Lawrence County, AL; d. 28 Jun 1946, Memphis, Shelby County, TN.

October 13, 2005

My great great grandfather DANIEL MCEACHERN was born 09 Dec 1800 in ,Robeson Co., North Carolina.

Filed under: genealogy, McEachern — dannywahlquist @ 4:08 pm

My great great grandfather DANIEL MCEACHERN was born 09 Dec 1800 in ,Robeson Co., North Carolina, and died 06 Jun 1860 in ,Carroll Co., Mississippi. 
He married MARY MCDOUGAL 24 Jan 1828 in Union Church, Fayette, MS, daughter of DANIEL MCDOUGAL. 
She was born 27 Sep 1811 in ,Marion, Tennessee, and died 17 Aug 1903 in ,Carroll County, Mississippi.

In 1830 census, Daniel McEachen was 20-30 in Jefferson, NC with wife 15-20 and son under 5(John) and daughter under 5(Flora).

In 1840 census, Daniel McEachern was 40-50 in Robeson, NC with wife 30-40.
Flora McEachern(70-80)(Daniel’s aunt?) was next door with female (40-50).

In 1850 census, Daniel McEachern (50 from NC) was a farmer in Southern Division, Carroll, Mississippi with wife Mary (37 from TN)
with kids from MS John(19), Robert(17), Christian(14), Malcolm(13), William (11), Elizabeth(9), Melissa(7), Angus(4), Melinda(9 mo).
Also Melinda McDougald (19) and Christopher McDougald (11) of MS are listed.

In 1860 census, Daniel McEachern (59 from NC) was a farmer in Carroll, Mississippi with wife Mary (48 from TN)
with kids from MS Christiana(25), Malcomb(23), William (21 student), Elizabeth(17), Melissa(15), Angus(13), Malinda(11).
Also John McEachern (30 of MS) is a teacher.
Next door appears to be son Robert McEachern (28 of MS) and wife Martha (18 of MS) and son Souna (1).

 i. FLORA JANE MCEACHERN, b. 31 Jan 1829, Jefferson, MS, USA; d. Sep 1850, Carroll, MS, USA.
 ii. JOHN DODDRIDGE MCEACHERN, b. 29 Oct 1830, ,Jefferson County, Mississippi, USA; d. 30 Jun 1897, ,Carroll County, Mississippi, USA.
 iii. ROBERT SMITH MCEACHERN, b. 06 Aug 1832, Carrol, GA, USA; d. 17 Jul 1907, Carroll, MS, USA.
 iv. CHRISTIAN MCEACHERN, b. Abt. 1834, ,Holmes or Carrol County, Mississippi, USA; d. Deceased.
 v. MALCOLM ALEXANDER MCEACHERN, b. 12 Dec 1836, ,Carroll County, Mississippi, USA; d. 1912, ,Carroll County, Mississippi, USA.
 vi. WILLIAM HENDERSON MCEACHERN, b. 17 Dec 1839, ,Carroll County, Mississippi, USA; d. 26 Jun 1901, Carroll, MS, USA.
 vii. MARY ELIZABETH MCEACHERN, b. 27 Sep 1841, Carroll, MS, USA; d. 14 Jan 1920, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA.
 viii. MELISSA CATHERINE MCEACHERN, b. 04 Apr 1844, Carrollco, MS, USA; d. 22 Jan 1922, Blackmanton, MS, USA.
 ix. ANGUS TAYLOR MCEACHERN, b. 22 Nov 1846, ,Carroll County, Mississippi, USA; d. 14 Jul 1915, ,Carroll County, Mississippi, USA.
 x. MELINDA MCEACHERN, b. 29 Aug 1849, Carroll, MS, USA; d. 26 Aug 1885, Carroll, MS, USA.
 xi. DANIEL MCEACHERN, JR., b. 29 Nov 1855, Carroll, MS, USA; d. 1865, Carroll, MS, USA.

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