Karen Green-Warren

AncientFaces Member since Jun 24, 2003

About: Researching surnames from East Texas right now, i.e. Green, Hinson, McLeod, Cooper, Patterson, and will come back on and update this later. I am mainly coming to this site by recommendation as I have lots of old pictures that I would like to share with others and will be scanning and uploading to this site for that reason.

Researching: Cooper, Patterson, Mcleod, Tipton, Green, Warren, Rector, Hinson

Karen's Photos

...please see original photo titled Netta Gardner baby for complete description of all four pictures and return of these photos to closest living...
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...note all four pictures are on heavy hardboard paper, probably taken late 1800s... ...see description for photo titled Netta Gardner baby for complete info...
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...please read photo description for photo titled Netta Gardner baby for info regarding all four photos and possible return to closest relative... there are...
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...on the back it says either Netta Gardner's baby or Netta Gardner baby... so not sure if this is Netta or her baby... also am uploading 3 more photos of...
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...my great great grandmother married a Yeager, and I have an Ida Yeager listed, but nothing else, and no Henry Odom listed, so if anyone recognizes Henry...
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...found treasure again of Gideon Pierce Yeager, born 1858, and his wife, Margaret Erzula Patterson Yeager, born December 28, 1858...
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...this photo was on a page with two other photos with Yeager names... ...one of my Patterson relatives, Margaret Erzula Patterson, married G.P. Yeager and...
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...Alfred A. Patterson and unknown child in wagon probably in Devol, Oklahoma...
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...yet another treasure found of my great grandfather Alfred A. Patterson, who was born in Arkansas and lived also in Oklahoma... ...my grandfather Jesse...
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...yet another found treasure, however, I do not even have this Patterson listed, so it has given me another name to "fit into this huge puzzle"......
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Karen's Discussion Posts

Karen Green-Warren Sometimes I cannot remember where I put my keys two hours ago, but I can remember my visits with Mama and Papa Green. The children today will never know these experiences, as technology and living too fast has taken over. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of their home, so will attempt to describe it, for myself, when my memory goes, and for “all those who will come after”. My earliest recollections, 1958 (6 years old) where I'll begin. It is no longer there, and was replaced by a stale, stagnate, square brick building. In retrospect, I remember their house being huge with a porch, and a huge towering oak tree beside it. The porch was 15-20' by 30'. There were two windows facing onto the porch from the living room. The house had only two bedrooms, however, it was the high ceilings that made it seem so big. Over each door was a rectangular window, with ornate wood working down the sides, and rooms were in wallpaper. The living room was 40x20', with two other doors, one leading to dining room, and the other to the front bedroom. I slept there, in an iron bedstead with a feather mattress. When you crawled between the sheets (winter), it was like sinking into a cloud, and I was never cold, always with 3 or 4 quilts on me. From that bedroom was a door to the other bedroom, where four windows filled the wall, and were tall, like the ceilings. There were two beds here, and a pink dresser where Mama Green sat every night taking her hair down, and brushing it out. Her hair went to the floor, and was beautiful. What wonderful memories of the meals we ate in the dining room. The food was incredible, and NOT reproducible by anyone, anywhere. We had lots of vegetables (grown in the garden), chicken, and my personal favorites always chocolate pie and banana pudding. On waking Saturday morning, the sweetest smells filled the rooms, and the table (to-die for biscuits and gravy). Saturday afternoon, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, the sweetest corn you ever tasted, best homemade biscuits, baked squash, always one of my desserts. I have never found anyone who could make a homemade chocolate pie like Mama Green. From the dining room was a door to the kitchen, next to the bathroom with a pantry filled with goodies. I remember there was not much counter space, but never seemed to bother Mama Green—she was grace in motion when working in “her” kitchen. Walking from the dining room into the kitchen, to the right was a door leading to the “back porch”, which had been screened in. There was an old ladder back chair with rope seating next to an old wringer washer. From the porch was a door leading to the first bedroom (where they slept) and from there a door to the bathroom. There was a porcelain claw bathtub that I could lay back in and soak for hours. Leaving out the back door, to the left was a garden which was at least maybe close to an acre, always filled with lots of green vegetables, and to the right an old two-car garage. If you walked straight between the garden and garage, and behind the garage was a chicken wire enclosed area where there were chickens and a hen house. Also out back were the chairs where we would sit in the evenings and talk, and I would swing on the swing handing from the oak tree. Across the street lived a wonderful “little old lady”, Mrs. Hornbuckle. I will always remember her in a long dress, a shawl, with kind eyes, warm loving hands, and many kind words. I truly think she loved me. I always spent time with her, and loved .wandering through her house--surrounded by flowers, bushes and trees. It was like a magical kingdom, with endless places to hide and endless places to explore, and she always had cookies. I remember her house almost being scary as it was darker than Mama Green's, and was probably due to the many bushes, shrubs and trees. She had a wonderful front porch where we would, or in the house, and she never told me “not to touch anything” nor was afraid I would break any of her many precious treasures. I would wander throughout and find something, and ask her “what's this”, and she would tell me all about it. She was such a loving woman who made my visits at my grandparents house ever more fun. Thank you Mrs. Hornbuckle! I can still see Mama Green working in the garden, and Papa Green walking to town (they did not have a car). A trip to Brookshire's and the local “Sears” of sorts was always an added treat, and walking with Papa Green to town was “the best”. I remember the pool, and the local convenience store, where they had the best tasting ice cream sandwiches in the world. After dinner, Mama Green and my mother would go into the kitchen and clean up, and Papa Green and my dad would go into the living room and read the paper or just talk. Eventually, we would all gather in the living room to watch Lawrence Welk and his magic bubble machine. They were very religious people and attended the Primitive Baptist Church. We would go to church on Sunday, and we always sat in the same pew, and we sang, as Mama Green loved to sing. Afterwards, all would gather outside under the beautiful trees, and everyone would bring something and have a sit-down dinner. I don't really know what the men did as I was with the women—that was the way it was then. We eventually went back to the house, pack our bags, and leave so we could get home by dark. We said our good-byes and headed for home after spending a most wonderful weekend in paradise.
Mar 28, 2004 · posted to the surname Green
Karen Green-Warren ...the following letter was written in 1910 and contains many surnames from the Stockdale and Winnsboro, Texas area...I am including it here for anyone who might be interested as the letter was very old and weathered, and I interpreted it the best I could... ...the other surnames listed in this letter include the following: JOHNSON KING MOFFIT CARTER PRITCHIT or PRITCHET RICE BISHOP PARK CULPEPPER STEVENSON MILLER BISHOP LEIGH ...here is the letter... Stockdale, Texas May 29, 1910 Mrs. Mintie Cooper Dear Sister, I will try to write you a few lines this warm evening. All are tolerable, well except the baby. His bowels is bad all the time. I just wish you could hear him talk. He can say almost anything he wants to, and just as plain as can be. He sure has long, curly hair. I curl it in six curls, and he is sure pretty. He has an awful sore toe. He may have the nail nearly off of it. Well, tonite ends our school for this term, and a big time is expected. Oh Mintie, how fast the grim reaper of death is reaping in and around Stockdale in less than three months. I will name some who have been lain away in Stockdale's city of the dead. Here they are. Dr. Johnson, old Grandma King, Mr. Moffit, Mrs. Carter, Lottie Pritchit (or Pritchet), Mrs. Dock Rice, Hodge Bishop, Cathline Park, and two of Mr. Culpepper's grandchildren, a baby of Mr. Stevenson's, and it seems like there is someone else, but I can't think who. Oh, I tell you they are going fast, but the Lord knows best. Oh, who will be next. It may be some of our own will be the next. I heard a few days ago that Mr. Morris (or Norris) Miller was very low and not expected to live. Mintie, they say the Bishops took the Hodges death awful hard, and his poor little wife is almost crazy. They had only been married six months, and she was in a very delicate condition. She was Alma (Ma – but cannot make out remainder of letters). Hodge joined the church last summer, so I hope he was ready for the summons when it came. It would not be half so sad if everyone could be ready, but just think of old Brother Carter's wife. She committed suicide. She had lost her mind, and the church had made up enough money to send her to the asylum, and they were to take her the day she was buried. She cut her throat from ear to ear. Poor old Brother Carter. I sure do feel sorry for him. He is 70 years old, and she was (either 38 or 48). Brother Carter is an old worn out preacher. He is the father of our pastor. She left four little children. I suppose the oldest is about 8, and the baby is 2. Two little girls and two little boys. She had several step children. Well, Mintie, I sure do love Leroy's wife. She is sure a sweet girl, and is as jolly as can be. I have been looking for her to come down and stay a few days with me, but she has not come. I had a card from her one day last week, and she said she would be here as soon as Henry got back from court, so I sure looked for her Saturday and yesterday. Mintie, how many little chicks have you. I only have 26. The fleas are killing mine. I have 12 about broilers, and 14 about 2 ½ weeks old. All of them are growing fast. I had a letter from ma a few days ago. Pa was up but very feeble, and Willie was just able to sit up. He had had 2 or 3 hemorrhages, and Ma said he looked awful bad. Marshal Leigh has had slow fever. I have not heard from there in several days, so I do not know whether any of the rest have taken it or not. Well, I must close. Write when you can. I have been very busy sewing. I have about finished up though. Tell the children to write. Hello Buddy John. How is the hot weather serving your fat. It and my fat don't agree. Oh, how I do wish I could walk in and chat you all awhile. I do hope you all can come down this summer. My Hub is working for 25.00 per month now, but will get more after June. Bye bye. Love to all from all. Your loving sis, Mattie Postmark was May 31, 1910 Winnsboro, Texas (Received)
Jan 22, 2004 · posted to the surname Mcleod
Karen Green-Warren ...the following letter was written in 1910 and contains many surnames from the Stockdale, Texas area...I am including it here for anyone who might be interested as the letter was very old and weathered, and I interpreted it the best I could... ...the other surnames listed in this letter include the following: JOHNSON KING MOFFIT CARTER PRITCHIT or PRITCHET RICE BISHOP PARK CULPEPPER STEVENSON MILLER BISHOP LEIGH ...here is the letter... Stockdale, Texas May 29, 1910 Mrs. Mintie Cooper Dear Sister, I will try to write you a few lines this warm evening. All are tolerable, well except the baby. His bowels is bad all the time. I just wish you could hear him talk. He can say almost anything he wants to, and just as plain as can be. He sure has long, curly hair. I curl it in six curls, and he is sure pretty. He has an awful sore toe. He may have the nail nearly off of it. Well, tonite ends our school for this term, and a big time is expected. Oh Mintie, how fast the grim reaper of death is reaping in and around Stockdale in less than three months. I will name some who have been lain away in Stockdale's city of the dead. Here they are. Dr. Johnson, old Grandma King, Mr. Moffit, Mrs. Carter, Lottie Pritchit (or Pritchet), Mrs. Dock Rice, Hodge Bishop, Cathline Park, and two of Mr. Culpepper's grandchildren, a baby of Mr. Stevenson's, and it seems like there is someone else, but I can't think who. Oh, I tell you they are going fast, but the Lord knows best. Oh, who will be next. It may be some of our own will be the next. I heard a few days ago that Mr. Morris (or Norris) Miller was very low and not expected to live. Mintie, they say the Bishops took the Hodges death awful hard, and his poor little wife is almost crazy. They had only been married six months, and she was in a very delicate condition. She was Alma (Ma – but cannot make out remainder of letters). Hodge joined the church last summer, so I hope he was ready for the summons when it came. It would not be half so sad if everyone could be ready, but just think of old Brother Carter's wife. She committed suicide. She had lost her mind, and the church had made up enough money to send her to the asylum, and they were to take her the day she was buried. She cut her throat from ear to ear. Poor old Brother Carter. I sure do feel sorry for him. He is 70 years old, and she was (either 38 or 48). Brother Carter is an old worn out preacher. He is the father of our pastor. She left four little children. I suppose the oldest is about 8, and the baby is 2. Two little girls and two little boys. She had several step children. Well, Mintie, I sure do love Leroy's wife. She is sure a sweet girl, and is as jolly as can be. I have been looking for her to come down and stay a few days with me, but she has not come. I had a card from her one day last week, and she said she would be here as soon as Henry got back from court, so I sure looked for her Saturday and yesterday. Mintie, how many little chicks have you. I only have 26. The fleas are killing mine. I have 12 about broilers, and 14 about 2 ½ weeks old. All of them are growing fast. I had a letter from ma a few days ago. Pa was up but very feeble, and Willie was just able to sit up. He had had 2 or 3 hemorrhages, and Ma said he looked awful bad. Marshal Leigh has had slow fever. I have not heard from there in several days, so I do not know whether any of the rest have taken it or not. Well, I must close. Write when you can. I have been very busy sewing. I have about finished up though. Tell the children to write. Hello Buddy John. How is the hot weather serving your fat. It and my fat don't agree. Oh, how I do wish I could walk in and chat you all awhile. I do hope you all can come down this summer. My Hub is working for 25.00 per month now, but will get more after June. Bye bye. Love to all from all. Your loving sis, Mattie Postmark was May 31, 1910 Winnsboro, Texas (Received)
Jan 22, 2004 · posted to the surname Bishop
Karen Green-Warren ...the following letter was written in 1910 and contains many surnames from the Stockdale, Texas area...I am including it here for anyone who might be interested as the letter was very old and weathered, and I interpreted it the best I could... ...the other surnames listed in this letter include the following: JOHNSON KING MOFFIT CARTER PRITCHIT or PRITCHET RICE BISHOP PARK CULPEPPER STEVENSON MILLER BISHOP LEIGH ...here is the letter... Stockdale, Texas May 29, 1910 Mrs. Mintie Cooper Dear Sister, I will try to write you a few lines this warm evening. All are tolerable, well except the baby. His bowels is bad all the time. I just wish you could hear him talk. He can say almost anything he wants to, and just as plain as can be. He sure has long, curly hair. I curl it in six curls, and he is sure pretty. He has an awful sore toe. He may have the nail nearly off of it. Well, tonite ends our school for this term, and a big time is expected. Oh Mintie, how fast the grim reaper of death is reaping in and around Stockdale in less than three months. I will name some who have been lain away in Stockdale's city of the dead. Here they are. Dr. Johnson, old Grandma King, Mr. Moffit, Mrs. Carter, Lottie Pritchit (or Pritchet), Mrs. Dock Rice, Hodge Bishop, Cathline Park, and two of Mr. Culpepper's grandchildren, a baby of Mr. Stevenson's, and it seems like there is someone else, but I can't think who. Oh, I tell you they are going fast, but the Lord knows best. Oh, who will be next. It may be some of our own will be the next. I heard a few days ago that Mr. Morris (or Norris) Miller was very low and not expected to live. Mintie, they say the Bishops took the Hodges death awful hard, and his poor little wife is almost crazy. They had only been married six months, and she was in a very delicate condition. She was Alma (Ma – but cannot make out remainder of letters). Hodge joined the church last summer, so I hope he was ready for the summons when it came. It would not be half so sad if everyone could be ready, but just think of old Brother Carter's wife. She committed suicide. She had lost her mind, and the church had made up enough money to send her to the asylum, and they were to take her the day she was buried. She cut her throat from ear to ear. Poor old Brother Carter. I sure do feel sorry for him. He is 70 years old, and she was (either 38 or 48). Brother Carter is an old worn out preacher. He is the father of our pastor. She left four little children. I suppose the oldest is about 8, and the baby is 2. Two little girls and two little boys. She had several step children. Well, Mintie, I sure do love Leroy's wife. She is sure a sweet girl, and is as jolly as can be. I have been looking for her to come down and stay a few days with me, but she has not come. I had a card from her one day last week, and she said she would be here as soon as Henry got back from court, so I sure looked for her Saturday and yesterday. Mintie, how many little chicks have you. I only have 26. The fleas are killing mine. I have 12 about broilers, and 14 about 2 ½ weeks old. All of them are growing fast. I had a letter from ma a few days ago. Pa was up but very feeble, and Willie was just able to sit up. He had had 2 or 3 hemorrhages, and Ma said he looked awful bad. Marshal Leigh has had slow fever. I have not heard from there in several days, so I do not know whether any of the rest have taken it or not. Well, I must close. Write when you can. I have been very busy sewing. I have about finished up though. Tell the children to write. Hello Buddy John. How is the hot weather serving your fat. It and my fat don't agree. Oh, how I do wish I could walk in and chat you all awhile. I do hope you all can come down this summer. My Hub is working for 25.00 per month now, but will get more after June. Bye bye. Love to all from all. Your loving sis, Mattie Postmark was May 31, 1910 Winnsboro, Texas (Received)
Jan 22, 2004 · posted to the surname Carter
Karen Green-Warren ..please contact me..I have some ideas how you might find out who these folks are...
Sep 11, 2003 · posted to the photo Texas Rangers, Company E
Karen Green-Warren ...oh my gosh... I think I have a picture very similar to this... ...I've got to hunt and see... would you happen to know if these girls lived in the East Texas area...
Sep 11, 2003 · posted to the photo Bathing Beauties of 1940 maybe
Karen Green-Warren ...this is a wonderful picture, and the photo album is just beautiful...or is it a picture with some kind of cover... what a unique piece of history to have...
Sep 11, 2003 · posted to the photo Enlisted man in a Confederate cavalry uniform
Karen Green-Warren ...this is another beautiful picture... the serenity that comes across in her face is just beautiful...
Aug 11, 2003 · posted to the photo Kansas City Beauty
Karen Green-Warren ...this IS a beautiful photo...it almost comes alive, and she is, indeed, very beautiful... thank you for sharing this wonderful picture...
Aug 11, 2003 · posted to the photo Lovely Etta