Category Archives: James Pickens

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Donald Charles Bishop

This Tombstone Tuesday is the hardest I’ve written.  Donald Charles Bishop was my dad.  He married the great-great granddaughter of James Pickens Corel. Donald Charles Fletcher was born to the youngest daughter of Clifford Romaine Fletcher and Margaret Edna Cowan … Continue reading

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Smile for the Camera ~ They Worked Hard for the Family

Over Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to talk with my grandparents about our family history and I was able to go through some old photos, scrapbooks, and other items that had been saved over the years. I was … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday ~ John Beasley Corel

John Beasley Corel was the sixth child and fourth son born to Emma Augusta Miller and James Henry Corel (son of James Pickens Corel) on Monday, June 27, 1904 at 3 PM in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas1.  I often … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday ~ William Conrad Hahn

As I try to keep themes going, as much as I can, this Tombstone Tuesday post is a follow-up to my post last week in Smile for the Camera ~ A Noble Life. William Conrad Hahn was born March 19, … Continue reading

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Smile for the Camera ~ A Noble Life

This photo portrays the two things held most dear to my ancestors.  Family and farming the land, and in my opinion, nothing could show more nobility than those two facets combined as they are in this photo. William Conrad “Con” … Continue reading

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