I'm retired! People (who haven't retired) wonder what a retiree does to keep from getting bored. Well, one spends the "extra" time taking longer to do things, re-doing things several times, remembering what to do and how, trying to balance the budget, taking pills and trying to figure out this new darn techology!
I live in Tennessee and work with my wife mostly on my Powell, Woosley and Gerron lineages, most of whom ended up in Tennessee or Alabama.
Obit. & article about Jerry Davis LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri May 1, 1952 JERRY DAVIS ---Jerry Davis, twenty, Sonarman third class, son of Earl N. Davis, proprietor of the La Plata Shoe Shop, is among those officially listed as missing in a mid-Atlantic naval disaster Saturday night. ---Search has been abandoned for 176 crewmen of the USS Hobson, a destroyer converted into a mine sweeper, which was rammed by the aircraft carrier, Wasp, in manuvers 614 miles northwest of the Azores. Sixty-one men were rescued from the sea. ---Young Davis was born in Brookfield and moved to Kirksvlle where his parents have since made their home. He was an outstanding male graduate of the high school there in 1949 and was a mainstay athlete in basketball and football. He attended college at Kirksville one year where he was a member of Sig Tau and ATO fraternities. He enlisted in the navy in 1950. Davis received his training at Great Lakes and joined the crew of the Hobson last July. He had returned to the ship from a 15-day leave at home with his parents. ----------------THE TRAGEDY ---The Hobson, with a sister ship, the Rodman, were on plane-pick-up duty; trailing the carrier, Wasp, in flank posistion. Planes were aloft from the Wasp in a simulated air strike. ---At 10:26 p.m. Saturday the Hobson, whether by a mechanical failure or a mistake, turned across the Wasp's bow from port to starboard. The Hobson tore a 50 foot gash in the Wasp's side and then was struck amidship by the carrier's bow and cut in two. ---Except for a watch of eight men and several officers, the Hobson's complement were below deck asleep. In seconds it was over and the Hobson was down in 2.7 miles of water. ---The possibility of finding further survivors was eliminated Sunday by wind of gale force and an extremely rough sea. ---The people of La Plata grieve with Mr. Davis and the loss of his sailor son.
Are you interested in addition info. I have more info. about the death of Jerry Perdin Davis #106372188 that you might be interested in. It is an article taken from the La Plata Home Press, La Plata, Missouri. I am not sure if you would be interest or how you prefer I send it to you since I really don't like to do e-mails and the "other edit" feature on memorials doesn't seem to be working for me at the present time. Would you want me to type it up in a message on your contributor page? Let me know if you are interested.
Michael & Delilah Cody and Their Children Hi Folks- Is anyone on here a direct descendant of Michael and Delilah Cody or any of their children? If so, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Cathi Hepworth :)
RE: Wrong inf on bio of Wm E Woosley died 1856 Thanks for responding so quickly and thank you for suggesting my next step. Emma Viola Woosley was a daughter of Nathan Columbus Woosley, and she was my great grandmother but she died long before I was born. My grandfather lived in New Mexico and Texas and late in life Calif, so his children and grandchildren never really knew any of the Woosleys. They are a great family to search for though. David Milbourn and Emma had a very large road building company. She did all the cooking for the crews. They lived in tents and I have pictures of the huge conastoga wagons they used to haul dirt in grading for the road beds. It was a hard life.
Wrong inf on bio of Wm E Woosley died 1856 Wayne, Since Annie Phillips was the person doing the bio on Wm E Woosley b. 1812 died Apr 1856 and she has died; I don't know how to request a correction from the cemetery itself, I thought perhaps you could correct the information, or tell me how. The bio says Wm E. was the son of Nathan Columbus Woosley & Julia. *Nathan was William's SON. William E Woosley's parents were Elijah Woosley & Nancy Cheshire. This is at the Hastings Campground Cemetery in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tenn.... guess the new name for the cemetery now is New Hope Cemetery Certainly would appreciate your help. email@example.com
RE: Peppers' photo How sweet! Thank you so much. I did notice that all the markers had the name spelled Peppers with the "s" on the end, at least at this cemetery. I will begin photographing this cemetery probably next week. Let me know if you want any other photos. Maria
Mary Patnott Hi, Wayne :) Thanks for the info--I have added it. I noticed on her death certificate that her mother was listed as "Delida Irwin". We are getting another 6" of snow as we speak. Grrrr! Take Care. Kathy