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Sunday, January 5, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #1 Johnie Myrtlene "Myrtie" Hairston

No Story Too Small
Taken in the early 1890s
Today, I read Amy Crow's Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks at her blog No Story Too Small.  The challenge is to have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. I am up for the challenge. For each of the 52 Sunday's in 2014, I will will be posting information about ancestors from my Hairston family tree. 

My first Hairston ancestor is my grandmother, Johnie Myrtlene "Myrtie" Hairston. I never knew my grandmother or Redic E. Bryan, my grandfather. Myrtie died 28 years before I was born. I found a lot in her obituary and am quite lucky to have several photos.   




For more about Myrtie see the blog posts listed below. 

Friday's Photo: A Family Portrait (a photo of Myrtie and her parents)

Friday's Photo: A New Photo of My Grandmother

Friday's Photo: A Baby's Death

Family Photos: The House in Seymour – Part III  (My father with my grandmother)

Old Newspapers (a wedding photo)

Forgotten Family – Part VI: The Painting (a painting of Myrtie)




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2 comments:

  1. They don't write obituaries like that anymore - such a pity!

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    1. Yes, this gave me a nice picture of my grandmother.

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