Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Update - Quarles Ladies

A family researcher from Tennessee contacted me about this photo. She is doing research for a member of this family and was delighted to have found the photo. I was informed that the occasion for the photo was to have a photo taken of the five generations of women.

Seated Ella King Jones
Child, Phyllis Qualls, Ella's 2nd Great Grandaughter
Rubinetta Qualls Short, Mother to Phyllis, Ella's Great Granddaughter
Beatrice White Qualls, Mother to Rubinetta, Ella's Granddaughter
Alberta Jones White, Mother to Beatrice, Ella's daughter

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Husband Greg and our son Joseph

Son-in-law Jarret and his son Jace

Brother-in-law George and his daughter Hope

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wedding Wednesday
Bridesmaid Jimmie Leola McDaniel Sanders

Jimmie Leola McDaniel Sanders
Bridesmaid at Sister's Wedding
b. 1921 - Living
Daughter of Preston McDaniel and Revella Ephraim
Wife of Paris Sanders, Sr
Mother of Paris, Jr and Velma Lee

Groomsman, Mr. Jones

Photograph Courtesy of Anthony Neal, Sr

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thriller Thursday
Died from Fall at Church Door

Missouri Sanders spent her last Sunday morning listening to a sermon by Reverend Alex Jones at Cool Spring Church. She probably meditated on his sermon and on the one who gave the sermon. After service, she was greeted by family and friends. According to a witness, she slipped and fell on the church steps. She was asked if she was alright, she said she was okay and proceeded to her car. Church members noticed she did not leave the church grounds, approached her car and saw her body was slumped and she was unconscious. Missouri was rushed to the local hospital where she died hours later of a broken neck.

Missouri's death was similar to her life, much to talk about. The Reverend Alex Jones was the father of her nine children. He was also her sister Mary Jane's husband. Alex Jones married Mary Jane in August 1900. Their first child of 15 children was born about 1903. Missouri had her first child with Jones about 1907.

The enumerator of the 1930 census described the children as bastards. Apparently, tongues wagged.

Alex Jones could have his cake and eat it too. Alex and wife lived a few doors down from Missouri in Franklin County, Mississippi.

May she rest in peace.

Missouri was born 03 Aug 1895, died 09 Aug 1942, in Franklin County, Mississippi. Missouri and Mary Jane were the daughters of Paris Sanders and Eveline Saulsbury. Their half sister Freddie Nelson's son married into my maternal family.

Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wedding Wednesday
Joy and Jarret

My daughter Joy and her Husband, Jarret
Oct 16 2010
Mount Eva Baptist Church
Terry, Mississippi

Monday, June 4, 2012

Graduation Season

This is a high school graduation photo of Cousin Clara Scott Black. She graduated between 1959-1961 from Progress School in Lincoln County, MS.
Daughter of Philip Scott and Josie Pierce
Wife of Earl Black
Mother of Daphne, Patrick and Keith