Ruth's Genealogy

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

Finished up with Dovie’s 2nd husband Ollie Stanley. Found a new source online, Panther’s Rest: History of the Fort Worth Police Department 1873 – 21st Century listing Ollie as a patrolman in 1913. This I already knew from numerous articles downloaded from the Dallas Morning News archives via GenealogyBank. Just a little more documentation. Posted …

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Pretty much. All of her info in my RootsMagic database is current and her images are uploaded to my ZenPhoto gallery. When I hit the library next week, I’ll check the Tarrant County marriage index and the Fort Worth city directories, maybe the Star-Telegram archives, depending on what I find or don’t find in the …

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A bit more GenealogyBank searching for Dovie and her host of husbands, didn’t find anything new. I did download several obits for some more-recent relatives from GenealogyBank’s America’s Obituaries section. Nothing new here either, just “devil-in-the-details”-type stuff. I have downloaded a lot of images relating to Dovie/husbands in the past few days that needed to …

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I spent most of the day looking at my great-grandmother Dovie C (Ruby) McBurnett Hall Stanley Epperson Priddy Bailey Copeland. Can you see my problem here? She wasn’t born with all those names, folks! “Everyone needs a hobby” and Dovie’s hobby seems to have been collecting husbands! I have definitively documented the existence of 5 …

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Yesterday I posted about my plan to upload my TiddlyWiki research notebook to my hosted site. I even found digestible instructions and everything. (You like that word?) Well, as usually happens when something sounds to good to be true, it was. In spite of those tasty directions, I couldn’t get my little wiki uploaded. Not …

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Scottish: patronymic formation (with Gaelic mac ‘son’), apparently from the Anglo-Norman surname Burnett ‘little brown-haired one’. More probably, it may be an altered form of McBurney. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 The above was obtained from eddenney152’s community page on Ancestry.com. My McBurnett line goes back to Daniel McBurnett, who …

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