Sunday, August 7, 2011

Obituary of Mrs. Mary Whitely nee Mary Jane Ellsworth

"Mrs. Mary Whitely died at her home in this city on Friday, March 13, 1908, at 10:00 a.m. aged 69 years, 2 months and 11 days. Deceased was a mother of F.A. Whitely of this city. The remains were taken to Sewell, Iowa her former home on Saturday where the internment and funeral services were held. F.A. Whiteley and wife accompanied the remains. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement."

This clipping came from the collection of Jessie F Whitely Hodges. Her father is the F.A. Whitely mentioned in this article.

I do not know what city is referenced in this obituary. I also do not know the name of the newspaper which published this obituary. I believe the town referenced is La Plata, Missouri.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Archives Wants to Put 1940 Census Online - Tech Insider

Archives Wants to Put 1940 Census Online - Tech Insider

"The National Archives is seeking industry input on a plan to create a searchable database of 1940 U.S. census information when it becomes publicly available in 2012."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Marriage of Alpha Hodges to Miss Jessie Whitely in La Plata, Missouri. 1908.

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Marriage of Alpha Hodges to Miss Jessie Whitely.
Newspaper clipping from family collection. Name of newspaper unknown. According to their marriage license, they were married in La Plata on 9 February, 1908. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

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You probably have heard there will be a wedding in England soon. Prince William and Kate Middleton will tie the knot in a private ceremony with only family in attendance. Okay, kidding aside, it will be a huge public wedding with millions around the world watching.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Obituary for Ida Mae Hodges Bowen

Obituary for Ida Mae Hodges Bowen, wife of Charles A. Bowen. Most likely this clipping came from the January 1, 1959, edition of the La Plata Home Press. The text in this clipping matches the text of her La Plata Home Press obituary I have seen elsewhere on the internet. This obituary clipping comes from my great-grandmother's collection.

Ida Mae Hodges Bowen Obituary