Friday, December 09, 2011

Meet the family for December 9, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

PEARL/STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Cynthia A. Pearl
is 178 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-KNOWLES
Mary Jane Cothern
is 162 years old today, born in 1849. Mary Jane is the kids' 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.

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

GALT/BROWN/RAY/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Ruth Ann Galt
died 17 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 Thomas' 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.

STEIBLE/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

SIMS/EVERHART/STEIBLE/WOODEN
Thomas Ernest Sims
is 121 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.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WILHOIT/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Israel Wilhoit
died 120 years ago today in 1891.  Israel is the boys' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Malinda Mahala Wilhoite who married Robert Miller Wooden February 18, 1819 in Jefferson Kentucky.

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