Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Meet the family for December 9th

WOODEN/STANFORD-FAMILY LINE

PEARL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cynthia A. Pearl
is 176 years old today, born in 1833.  Cindy is David Stanford's third wife.  David is the boys' 3rd great-grandfather and the father of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden in 1884.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

COTHERN/CROW/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER
Mary Jane Cothern
is 160 years old today, born in 1849. Mary Jane is the girls' 4th great-grandmother.  She married John Christopher Crow May 2, 1872 and begot 11 children.  The 3rd born was Ella Mariah Crow on September 21, 1876 in Alabama.  Ella married Oscar Routh Brown and begot 5 children, with the last one being Oscar Thomas Brown in 1912.  Oscar married Donie Mae Mayne, the girls' 2nd great-grandmother, in 1936.  They begot Ella Ween Brown in 1937, Doyle Brown in 1939 and Jerrel Brown in 1941.


WOODEN/COTTON-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ruth Ann Galt
died 15 years ago today in 1994 in Hialeah, Florida at age 97.  Ruth is the boys' 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Her father is Thomas Resin Galt, their 1st cousin 4 times removed and his mother is Mary Ann Brown, the boys' 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Charlotte Brown who married Thomas B. Ray and begot Lotti B. Ray in 1865.  Lotti married Samuel Hazelitt Cotton and they are the parents of Hubbard Ray Cotton, Marie Antoinette Cotton, the boys' great-grandmother, and Helen Mar Cotton.


WOODEN/STEIBLE-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
is 119 years old today, born in 1890.  Tom is Steve's 2nd great-granduncle, the brother of Steve's 2nd great-grandmother Margret Izora Sims.  Margret married Elmer Elsworth Everhart in 1902 and begot Lola Ray Everhart in 1906.  Lola married Al Steible and begot Betty Steible in 1928.  Betty married Jerry Wooden in 1950 and the rest is history.

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