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 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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Priscilla Parker Chappell was my fourth great-grandmother (through my Stanley line), married to 4GGF Miles Chappell. Today I found this headstone at Find-A-Grave, courtesy of Francis Bowen Frost. Thanks Francis! “Priscilla Chappell, Born Apr. 10. 1797. Died Aug. 27. 1889. Aged 92 Yrs 4 Mos. & 17 D’s” Sterling Cemetery Tuscaloosa County, Alabama


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