Thursday, July 23, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary!

Carolyn (Jean) Smith and Bernard "Bernie" Schulz
18 Jul 1954
Bushton Methodist Church
Bushton, Rice Co., Kansas
18 July 2004

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

This is the tombstone for my great-grandparents Johann (John) Joseph "Joe" and Emma Cornelia (Strait) Becker. It is located in Woodlawn Cemetery (now Great Bend Cemetery) in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. Johann Joseph was b. 18 Dec 1860 in Bischofsdhron, Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, the son of Johann "John" and Anna Maria (Martini) Becker. He d. 15 Sep 1944 in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. He m. Emma Cornelia Strait 26 Aug 1844 in Hodgeman, Ness Co., Kansas. Emma Cornelia was b. 10 Sep 1867 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, the daughter of James S. and Rachel (King) Strait. She d. 3 Dec 1920 in Eureka Twp., Barton Co., Kansas. They had nine children: Joseph Frederick "Fred", William, Nannie, Mabel Mary, Mathilda "Tillie", Albert Leo "Bert", Lewis Lewelling "Lew", Esta Leona, and Edna May.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary!

Jim Allen and Karyle Gaye (Smith) McMannama
5 Jul 1969
United Methodist Church
Larned, Pawnee Co., Kansas

Giving Away The Bride

The Wedding Party

Prom 1965

Happy 84th Birthday, Uncle Eugene!

Cecil Eugene "Eugene" Smith
5 Jul 1925
Olmitz, Barton Co., Kansas

John Franklyn Smith and Cecil Eugene Smith (2009)