Ruth's Genealogy

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

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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My grandmother had a close friend named Jennie V. Teague (Nanny calls her Jennie V and for the longest time I thought Jennie V was one word, Jennivee!). Jenny V could make anything ceramic! And I mean anything. We all have little gadgets, like spoon-holders, cups, and scrub-pad holders, made by Jennie V. populating our …

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“The word prompt for the 16th Edition of Smile For The Camera is “Bling, ancestor Bling.” I am always drawn to the beautiful jewelry worn by our ancestors in old photographs. The locket that was your Great Grandmother’s treasure, the pocket watch proudly displayed by a male ancestor, the beautiful crosses of old, and the …

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