Bruce Bickham

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Mother Howell was born 11-23-1855 and died 8-10-1903 according to the back of the photo. I have a few pictures of her children Gurn and Ida as well. My mother referred to them as Uncle Gurn and Aunt Ida. My grandmother Howell was an Earl and I have not made many connections on the Howell side. If this is the Sidnie you were looking for I probably have a little more information for you.
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Grandma Howell rode with Audrey to deliver Betty Jane Howell to a ship in San Francisco, headed for China. Grandma was the wife of Alva Alexander Howell and we have never had any information about him. Alvah died before I was born and it would appear that he may have left my Grandmother before he died. It is fairly unanimous that my grandmother was quite a busybody and a solid battle-axe as well so it is possible my parents knew more than they were letting on. At any rate, my nephew is named Alvah after his great grandfather. If you have info it would be fun.
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In 1940 my mother, Betty Bickham, returned from China with Kitty Funk. They went through India on the way and had an audience with Mahatma Ghandi. I have never been able to find out anything about Kitty. My mother always spoke fondly of her but they didn't appear to stay in touch by the time I was born in 1951.
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Ralph Bickham as a young man
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Maida Van Ness-Bickham wrote out this family tree and gave it to my father Ralph Bickham
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I believe this is information about a photo that I don't have. There is a lot of family tree information in it.
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Back of photo says, Maida 10, Henry Van Ness Jr. 2 1/2, Myrtle 6 1/2. Maida was my grandmother who married a Bickham in Ohio. A photo of a family tree she wrote out is also attached. They lived on a family farm near the Bickham Bridge in Logan County Ohio.
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Bruce Bickham I have a picture of Sidnie Howell and will post it with whatever info I have.
Nov 07, 2009 · posted to the photo Howell Generations