Born Jan. 29 1901 died Dec. 24 1943 I would like to know more about my Grandfather. His Parents names,any siblings etc.. I remember mom telling me that he had a tough childhood. On the streets alone at very young age I believe she said. I cannot find any record of him. Chester E. Osborne was married to Jewel (?), They had 3 children, Austin, Mary and Calvin. Jewel died of double pnemonia. Chester then married Eunice Hand and they had 3 children, Tommy, Martha and Miriam Joan. When Chester died Eunice married Dewey McClain and the last two osborne girls took on his last name, McClain.
Chester E. Osborne(1904-1944) He is my mother's Father. He had 3 children by his first wife and 3 children by his second wife (Eunice Hand).
My Grandmothers House. I remember playing in this yard when was just 3 years old. Me and my cousin Kenny used to roll our selves down the wooden stairs that run up right as you walk in the front door. There was a window at the top of the stairs we liked to look out of. Grandma's room was in the back on bottom floor and kitchen was on Left side the house. I remember it vividly. Also remember sitting with Grandma at the kit table eating peanuts and she said "Sherry, don't eat the stuff around the peanut take that off because I once knew a little boy who choked to death because of that". I also remember her reading stories to me. She treated me kindly. Wish I got to know her longer.
This is Obituary of Claud Hand. He was born 11/8/1903 to Mary Ida (Ida Mae) Cook and Samuel Luther Hand in Tallapoosa co. Ala. He grew up around New Site Sylacauga. Horsebend and Alexander City Ala. He had 2 brtohers Selvia and E.J. and a Sister Eunice Hand Osborne McClain. All lived in the Lanett area for many years. Claud worked in the Lanett Mill in the weave shop as teenager. He also sold Blair products and sold suits door to door during depression. schooling ended in 10th grade making a living was a challenge. He sold insur. for Metropolitan Ins. Co. but found his real talent was in "buy-sell-trade" business that he did for nearly 60 years. Please see rest of Obit. on photo "Hand, Claud rest of Obituary"
In front center is Martha Osborne. In back left to right is John T. Osborne, Gloria (Osborne I think Austin's daughter), Austin Osborne holding Maraim Joan Osborne (my Mom).
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