Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

The Colorado Department of Corrections has a special team that responds to emergency situations within the state prison system. S. O. R. T. (Special Operations Response Team) is the “SWAT” team for the state prison system. Its members are all specially trained in weapons, hostage situations, riots, etc. and on call to respond anywhere in …

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Jennie was the wife of my great granduncle Francis Lee Turner. Jennie & Frank were married 21 May 1882 in Hill County, Texas. Three children were born of this union: Mattie (27 June 1883), Lizzie (19 Oct 1884) and Baby Claudie (19 Apr 1887). Jennie unexpectedly died on 21 May 1887, her 5th wedding anniversary …

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I was 13 years old when my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee (Turner) Rogers died at age 91. When you’re 13, you don’t notice much but yourself and your friends. (I know, my granddaughter just turned 13!) So, I don’t have that many memories of “MawMaw” Rogers. I wish I’d paid attention, MawMaw saw a lot in …

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“Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor…” My great-grandfather Charles Arthur “Bubba” Rogers was a railroad man all of his life, first with the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway and later the Texas & Pacific Railroad. As a Bridge Foreman, he traveled all over Texas, wherever the railroad would go. …

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My grandparents met as students at the old Central High School in Fort Worth back in the 1930’s. Miles Francis Stanley, Jr graduated in June of 1932, and began work as a painter for his father, John Thomas Stanley, building manager of the Fort Worth National Bank. Charley Belle Rogers, a year younger, graduated in …

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My great-grandparents, Charles and Mary Rogers were married in 1912 after a year-long courtship. This is their story… Charles Arthur Rogers, ca 1912. A nice guy, needs a wife… A recreation of a postcard that Charles sent to a new “mystery lady”… The “mystery lady”, Mary Tennessee Turner, ca 1910… A December wedding… It’s official… …

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