Erlene Best

AncientFaces Member since Feb 11, 2011

About: I have been researching my family history for over 10 years. I have open doors and looked behind them, and to my surprise you should see what I have found.

Researching: Mcpherson, Rice, Bennett, Sharpe, Waldron, Best, Christopher, Bremmer, Blanco

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A photo of Esther A Sharpe
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A photo of Henry "Blackie" Escalante.
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A photo of Henry "Blackie" Escalante in the Escalante Flying Act.
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Susan Texanna Richardson, Wife of James Conelius Kincheloe, married 18 Feb 1866, Virginia
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"According to the Alexandria Gazette Captain James C. Kincheloe, a guerilla chieftain of the Chincapen Rangers and later a raider of Mosby's command, who...
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Henry Acevedo Escalante and the Escalante Circus Also was a stunt man for the movies.
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Movie Stunt man- High Wire Act in Escalante Circus. Extract L.A. Times Obiturary by Myrna Oliver 1/29/01 Henry "Blackie" Escalante, scion of a family of...
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Mother and father to Clinton John Michael Wells
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Clinton John Michael Wells born 21 Aug 1918, 19 Sept 1997, was married to Edith Louisa Blow, Farnham, Surrey England, on 13 March 1943/ Burial Capital...
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Cora Eudora "Hawpe" McPherson, wife of Jacob Marion McPherson and his children 1938
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Erlene Best my great grandparents.
Sep 29, 2014 · posted to the photo Henry & Martha (Green) Bremmer
Erlene Best Lucy Messersmith Sharpe is my grandmother. Above photos are my great grandparents.
Sep 29, 2014 · posted to the photo Mr. and Mrs. Moore I.P. Sharpe
Erlene Best Henry Acevedo "Blackie" Escalante Birth 04 DEC 1915 in Los Angeles, California, USA Death 23 JAN 2002 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Oct 05, 2013 · posted to the photo Henry Escalante
Erlene Best Beloved Husband and Father Son of Robert & Alice Bennett of Ottumwa. *Veteran Gulf War The Ottumwa Courier::My First Cousin Ottumwa - JOHN WADE BENNETT 29, of 1715 E. Second Street, died at 9:18 AM on May 08, 2000, at the Ottumwa Regional health center. He was born December 10, 1970 to ROY ROBERT, Sr. and ALICE ROMINGER BENNETT. The services will be 10:00 AM , Thursday at the Ottumwa baptist Temple, the Rev. Randy Miller officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemeyery with military honors conducted by the members of the Iowa National Guard. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM, Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present 6-8 PM. Memorials may be made toward the care and education of his children. *More::JOHN WADE BENNETT was married to JENNIFER RENIER. They had 2 children:: AMANDA and CHRISTOPHER. My little cousin fought in Desert Storm. He developed cancer and it is thought that he may have contacted it in the war.He is survived by his wife and 2 children.
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Bennett
Erlene Best TAKEN FROM THE Daughter of Utah Pioneers books,' WOMEN OF FAITH AND FORTITUDE' FOUND IN THE Family History Center in Tooele, Utah. Isabel Norton was born in Indiana in 1836. She came to Utah with her parents when she was twelve years old. They settled in Cottonwood in Salt Lake County. At the time of the Gold Rush they moved to Sacramento, California. Three years later they returned to Utah. With them was a young man, William Riley Judd, who was also returning from the gold fields. During the trip they were attacked by Indians and William was wounded, but survived. Isabelle and William were married in 1854 in Salt Lake City. They moved in Lehi to live. There William took another wife, Anna Jane Reid. The two women lived together and had a good relationship. In 1862 they moved to Grantsville, Utah, where they each had their own home. All the children were welcome to either house. William organized the first dramatic club in Grantsville, and Isabelle acted in plays with her husband. She was considered the best leading lady in town, had a beautiful face and a stately figure, and was blessed with a pleasing voice and good memory. After her husband passed away in 1885 she lost interest in drama and did not participate any more. Isabelle cared for her large family, as her husband was away for much of the time. She was a natural born nurse, always helping neighbors and those in need. She was a Relief Society Vising Teacher. When the second wife died she took her youngest children to raise. Later she lived with her daughter Goldie, doing fine sewing for family and friends. She died in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah in 1923.
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Judd
Erlene Best In the Deseret News, Aug 26th 1885: SUDDEN DEATH "Last evening intelligence was brought to this city that W. Riley Judd, one of the most porminent and highly respected residents of Tooele County, had taken suddenly ill, and was lying at the point of death at his home in Grantsville. This morning his sister, Mrs. H. P Kimball, who lives in this city, left for Grantsville, and this afternoon word was received here that MR. Judd had passed from this life. Mrs. Margaret Clawson, of this city, who is also a sister of the deceased, started to Grantsville yesterday." Also in the same issue: DEATH OF RILEY JUDD "By communication from James Ratcliffe, we learn that W.R. Judd, whose demise we mentioned in last evening's issue, breathed his last on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. On Wednesday evening he was as usual entertaining some of his numerous friends with his jokes until a late hour, and about two o'clock he was attacked with apoplexy, which left him unconscious until death ensued. Dr. Dodd, of Tooele, was in attendance, but his skill was of no avail. Deceased was born at West Port, Ontario, Canada, May 9 1853 ( NOTE: this should be 1833). The funeral service will be held in the Grantsville meeting house at 2PM tomorrow, Sunday. The friends of the family are invited to be in attendance, and to accommodate those who wish to go from this city, arrangements have been made, through the courtesy of Supt. W. W. Riter, for the western morning train to run to the "Halfway House" where conveyances will meet the party to take them out to Grantsville. The fare out and back will be only fifty cents." From the Deseret News on Monday August 21 1885 Obsequies-- From Brother Laron Pratt, who went to Grantsville yesterday to attend the funeral of W. R. Judd, we learn that seven or eight carriages met the party from this city, which consisted of quite a umber of persons, a little this side of the Halfway House, and conveyed them to Grantsville where they arrived at 1 o'clock, The services were conducted under the direction of Elder. W. C. Rydalch, and commenced shortly after 2 o'clock. The opening prayer was offered by Elder W. H. Lee of Tooele, after which remarks appropriate to the occasion were made by Elders James Sharp, N.A. Empey, and Samuel H. Hill of this city, and C.L. Anderson of Grantsville. The closing prayer was offered by Elder John Gillespie of Tooele. The meeting house was tastefully decorated with emblems of mourning. There was a large cortege which was headed by the Grantsville brass band, and in assembling around the grave the choir sang: "There is Sweet rest in Heaven." Altogether the services were quite impressive. Just as the cortege was leaving the cemetery to return to Grantsville, one of the most terrible hailstorms our informant ever witnessed occurred. The hailstones, which were as large as marbles, came down in sheets, and the storm lasted about twenty-five minutes. Manyh of the visitors sought refuge in the meeting house, the north windows of which were broken by the hailstones. The town was soon flooded with water which was rushing in torrents down the streets and overflowing the ditches. A number of children were hurt more or less seriously by the hailstones, and there was probably considerable damage done through the flooding of stackyards and the hailstones beating out the wheat grains.etc. Many inhabitants had to turn out to keep their houses from being flooded.
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Judd
Erlene Best Co E. 3 Tex. Cav...Received Confederate Pension...Application #17925...h/o Nannie Hawpe He was the son of Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe and mother unknown. John R. Hawpe, who has been prominently identified with the agricultural interests of Johnson county for many years, was born in Weakly county, Tennessee, January 17, 1845, and is a son of Tresvant Hawpe, a native of the same State. The father removed to Texas with his family in 1846, settling in Dallas county, where he endured all the privations and vicissitudes of life on the frontier. He was one of the first settlers in Dallas county, was Sheriff of the county two terms, and was Colonel of his regiment in the late war. He met with a violent and untimely death in Dallas in 1863, when he was stabbed by Dan Caster. John R. Hawpe remained in Dallas county from early infancy until the beginning of hostilities between the North and South. In 1861 he enlisted in Company E, Third Texas Regiment, under Captain D.M. Short; he participated in the battles of Opothohola, I.T., Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and many others. In 1863 he was discharged because he was under age; he was at that time at Tupelo, and returned home, but re-enlisted in Company C, Second Regiment, under Colonel B. Warren Stone, Captain Miller's company. With this regiment he was in the battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Yellow Bayon, and was in a number of skirmishes through Louisiana and Arkansas. After the declaration of peace Mr. Hawpe went back to his home, and from the carnage of battle turned to the tilling of the soil. In Dallas county, in 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Collistia Johnson, a daughter of Colonel Johnson, a native of Brown county, Illinois. Of this union eleven children were born: Corinna E., deceased; Lula T., deceased; Willie Y; Bertie E., deceased; Minnie M., deceased; Edgar H.; Nannie J.; Edner E., deceased; and three who died in infancy. The mother of this family died May 12, 1883. In 1888, in the month of February, Mr. Hawpe removed to Johnson county, and there he married Mrs. Nannie Linn, widow of R.M. Linn, who resided near Caddo Peak, Johnson county, and daughter of Christopher Heath, a native of Indiana. Our subject is a member of the Farmers' Alliance, and affiliates with the Democratic party. He belongs to the Christian Church, and in all the walks of life is faithful to his convictions. Historical and Biographical History of Johnson County and Hill County -- Lewis Publishing Co. of Chicago. Pages 489 & 490. Info provided by Finda Graver Erlene Best (Bremmer) HAWPE - John R. Hawpe, 78 years old, former Dallas County resident, died Sunday at the family home near Joshua, Johnson County, according to word received in Dallas yesterday. Mr. Hawpe up to about thirty years ago spent practically all his life in Dallas County. The funeral will be held at Joshua Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Dallas Morning News Historical Archive -- Dallas, Dallas County, Texas -- May 31, 1921
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Hawpe
Erlene Best WINNIFRED L. WALDRON: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice The Oregonian (Portland, OR) June 8, 1990 WINNIFRED L. WALDRON The funeral for Winnifred L. Waldron of Cornelius will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Christian Church in Forest Grove. She died in a Hillsboro hospital Tuesday of causes related to age. She was 84. Mrs. Waldron, whose maiden name Zweifel, was born March 24, 1906, in Summerfield, and reared in Elgin. She attended Eastern Oregon College of Education in La Grande for two years. Following her marriage in 1923, she moved to Kansas City, Ore., where she and her husband, Earl, lived until 1925. They moved to Idaho and in 1928 returned to Kansas City, where they farmed. They moved to Forest Grove in 1972 and to Cornelius in 1977. Her husband died in 1982. Surviving are sons, Urban and Robert, both of Forest Grove; daughters, Echo Waldron of Cornelius and Earlawin Horner of Vancouver, Wash.; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the Elks Eye Bank or First Christian Church in Forest Grove. Vault entombment will be in Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove.
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Waldron
Erlene Best Daughter of Thomas "Spike" & Edna Mae (Holoch) Turner. She moved to Columbus in 1939 where she graduated from Kramer High School in 1942. Betty married Warren Rood on October 12, 1944 in Seward, Nebraska. During the war years she worked for Montgomery Ward in Columbus and Ft. Worth, Texas. She sold war bonds and attained the honorary rank of General, for her contribution to the war effort. She served for many years as a camp director and group leader for Brownie and Girl Scout groups. Betty was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels and the United Way. She served for many years on the Election Board and several years as Co-Chairman of the City Democratic Party. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a social sorority. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as a District Program Resource Chairman. Betty also served as Dinner Chairman for her church circle for many years, which included the Continental Dinner. Betty is survived by: Husband - Warren Rood - Columbus, NE Daughter - Mary (Robert) Schuchman - Warren, OH Daughter - Barbara Pichler - Columbus, NE Brother - Deryl (Jane) Turner - Lincoln, NE Grandson - Ryan (Shawntell) Pichler - Omaha, NE Granddaughter - Valarie (Jon) Bullis - Lincoln, NE Granddaughter - Jamie (Michael) Bailey - Minneapolis, MN Grandson - Jeffrey Schuchman - Girard, OH 5 - Great-Grandchildren MacKenzie and Madison Bailey Ellie and Reese Pichler Nikita Schuchman Betty was preceded in death by: Parents: Thomas (Spike) and Edna Mae (Holoch) Turner Sister: Gloria Joseph Brother-in-law: Herbert Joseph
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Turner
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