Ruth's Genealogy

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

I’m so excited! When I got home from work last night (actually 1:30 this morning), I found an email from Ruth from Carter Co, OK, a very nice RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) volunteer, containing the marriage certificate of Dovie McBurnett and Husband-#-1-And-My-Great-Grandfather William Earl Hall! Also, a couple of days ago I found …

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Wesley Paul McBurnett Co K, 141st Inf Born Nov 20, 1895 Died in France Oct 8, 1918 “Died on the field of battle, ‘Twas noble thus to die, God smiles on valiant soldiers, His record is on high.” McAlister Cemetery Overbrook, Love, OK (courtesy Find A Grave)

I have definitively documented 3 of Dovie McBurnett’s husbands, and tentatively a fourth, and the good news is… SHE DIDN’T OUTLIVE THEM ALL! No “black widow” at work here after all :) Husband #1- my great-grandfather William Earl Hall, linked to Dovie: 1910 Federal Census Chickasaw Nation Marriages 1895-1907 Victor Earl Hall (my grandfather) birth …

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