Friday, June 19, 2009

Meet the family for June 19th


Jesse M. Stanford
is 117 years old today, born in 1892. Jesse is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed. Another of the Asia Minor Stanford/ Martha Telitha Hazelwood eleven. Jesse was born in Fannin, Texas and is the oldest of the 11 children. He died February 19, 1906 at age 13. His father is the boys' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Asia Minor Stanford, whose father is the boys' 3rd great-granduncle, Jacob K. Stanford and Jacob's brother is David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather.


Lola Ray Everhart
died 30 years ago today in 1979 at age 72. Lola is Steve's Great-grandmother. Except for my mother and father, Lola had more to do with my moral and spiritual upbringing than anyone else in my life. She was an amazing person, loved by everyone and also respected. She is the second oldest of the 10 children born to Elmer Elsworth Everhart and Margret Izora Sims. Lola married Ceasar Alford Steible in East St. Louis, Illinois January 5, 1928. They begot their only child, Elizabeth Louise Steible in October of that same year. Lola was active in social clubs and enjoyed bowling. One or more of her grandchildren would visit every summer when they were growing up and a lot of time was spent at the Lake of the Ozarks, with Grandmother and Granddaddy in their cabin. She would take us fishing and frog gigging and tell us stories and play games. I remember her death like it was yesterday. She died of cancer in Kansas City, MO in the hospital I was born in, St. Luke's. Mom was with her. The last thing she said was that she was tired.

Lola Everhart Steible age 20 something


Mary Lelia West
died 92 years ago today in 1917 at age 60. Mary is Ella's 3rd great-grandaunt. She was born March 6th, 1857 in Hall county, GA. Her older sister is Sarah Matilda West who married John Henry Chambers in 1871 and begot Noah Benjamin Chambers in 1879. Noah married Dellia Keever and are Ella's 2nd great-grandparents.