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Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday's Photo: The Last Wieland Family Photos


DeRay Bryan, Unknown Man, Unknown Woman, Chris Wieland - Taken between 1930 and 1935

These are the last Wieland family photos that I will post. All of the Wieland family photos I have belonged to my Aunt DeRay Bryan. The Wieland's were not family. Dad said Chris Wieland was DeRay's boyfriend. 

I have a lot of photos of Chris Wieland posted here, photos from his funeral posted here, and a portrait of his parents posted here

There is nothing written on the back of the above photo, but I remember clearly Dad telling me that the couple in the middle was Chris Wieland's parents. That would be Frank and Mary Wieland. However, when enlarging the photo and comparing it to Chris Wieland's parents in the below photo that was taken about the same time, I can say that I don't believe it is the same couple.


Son Leonard, Mary & Frank  Wieland, Daughter Gertrude with son Johnny Chambers Jr.. Son Sylvester( Wes) Wieland. 20-Mar-1933 Oakland, CA.


Guy Wieland - Found at
NewspaperARCHIVE.com 
I have looked at the Wieland brothers' draft cards and all those I found appear to be of medium build except Guy Edward Wieland. Guy was described as tall and slender on his WWI draft registration and 6 feet tall on his WWII draft registration. Guy is the eldest Wieland brother, born five years before Chris Wieland. 

I believe that Guy and his wife are the most likely candidates, but need input from family. The photo of Guy on the left was published in a newspaper in 1960. Click here to see the article about his retirement. 

The photo below is the last Wieland photo to be posted - Aunt DeRay and Chris Wieland, taken on the same day as the photo at the top of this page. 



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© 2016

Sources

Baker, B. "Christopher B Wiland - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <http://person.ancestry.com/tree/19875147/person/29557305504/facts>.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn. 

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Mark Laws. Used with permission. 

"Wieland Nears Retirement Day." Miami Daily News Record, February 18, 1960, Page 7. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2016. <http://newspaperarchive.com/us/oklahoma/miami/miami-daily-news-record/1960/02-18/page-7>.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My Uncle Married David Vernoy Land

David Vernoy "Wanda" Land

My father's brother has always been difficult to find when researching. Hairston Albritton Bryan also known as Buster has been found in records as H. B. Bryan, H. A. Bryan, Harry Bryan, or Buster Bryan.  I didn't expect finding his wife, Wanda Land, to be so difficult. I could not find her in any early records until I realized Wanda and Vernoy Land who first married Rufus Dorman in Oklahoma (August 10, 1918) were one in the same. 

Wanda, or should I say Vernoy, was the youngest daughter of David Vernoy Land and Mary Ann Laney. She was born in Oklahoma and named David Vernoy Land after her father. Her named appeared as Vernoy on the 1910 and 1920 census records as well as on her marriage record to Rufus Dorman. 


David Vernoy Dorman wife was found on this
Registration Card. 
It was Rufus Dorman's draft registration for WWI that revealed her full name to be David Vernoy Land. 

Rufus and Wanda had son, Melvin Randall Dorman in 1920. Wanda and her son moved to Hobbs County, New Mexico around 1925. In 1930, Rufus has a new wife and Wanda and her son cannot be found on that year's census. 

Wanda and Buster marry in Odessa, Texas in 1935. The 1940 census indicates they lived in Hobbs, Lea County in 1935, but by 1940 Wanda, Buster, and Melvin Randall were living and working in Seminole, Gains County, Texas. 

Buster died in 1941 after an oil rig accident. Wanda and her son moved back to New Mexico where she had family. 

Wanda's name appeared on a marriage license in 1954 to Hubert James Reed as David Vernoy Wanda Bryan in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. In 1964, Wanda Sagely was listed as attending her grandson's funeral. She was also Wanda Sagely in 1985 when mentioned in her son's obituary. Between those years D. V. Sagely was found in Hobbs newspapers as having sold land or having a tax refund. 

Wanda was last found in a Hobbs newspaper as being admitted to the hospital on September 19, 1985. No record of her death has been located. 


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Source

"David V. Sagely." Hobbs Daily sun. Hobbs, NM., 9 Dec 1973. Web. 25 Oct. 2016. <http://newspaperarchive.com/profile/diana-quinn/clipnumber/108966/>.

"David Vernoy Wanda Bryan in the Web: Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Marriage Index, 1888-2011." FamilySearch.org., 1954. Web. 25 Oct. 2016. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?h=144853&db=websearch-2957&indiv=1>.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

"Hospital Report."  Hobbs Flair. Hobbs, NM. 19 Sept 1985. Web. 25 Oct. 2016. <http://newspaperarchive.com/profile/diana-quinn/clipnumber/108680/>

"Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR3B-5ZY : 12 December 2014), Rufus Dorman and Vernoy Land, 1918.

Quinn, Diana B. "Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #6 Hairston Albritton Bryan." Blogger.com. 9 Feb 2014. Web. 25 Oct. 2016. <https://momentsintimeagenealogyblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-6-hairston_9.html>

"U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Rufus Melvon Dorman." Ancestry.com. 1918. Web. 25 Oct. 2016. <http://interactive.ancestry.com/6482/005152243_01079?pid=1933115&treeid=45260559>.

Year: 1920; Census Place: Rush Springs, Grady, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1461; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 187; Image: 1050. Ancestry.com. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6061&h=105104609&ssrc=pt&tid=45260559&pid=6334928779&usePUB=true

Year: 1940; Census Place: Seminole, Gaines, Texas; Roll: T627_4036; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 83-8. Ancestry.com. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2442&h=157719587&ssrc=pt&tid=45260559&pid=6334928779&usePUB=true

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday's Photo: Coaling Ship, Columbia - Hampton Roads - April 1916




My grandfather, Claude Lewis Davis, worked on a variety of ships for many years. I assume that he is part of this crew, but must have taken the picture. I don't think that he is in the photo. 

I love that this photo was taken in Hampton Roads. I lived in Hampton Roads for my entire life. My grandfather grew up in Kentucky and spent most of his adult life in New York. However, he moved to the Hampton Roads area to live with my family just a few years before he died. 

Last names of the crew members pictured are listed on the back. Did you notice the goat? For many years goats were carried on ships for milk and meat - much easier to transport than cows. Later, they were on-board as mascots. 




This picture was found on the same page with the above photo.
 It is not known if this is the Columbia or even a coaling ship. 

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© 2016

Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday's Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Wieland



For years, I have tried to identify the couple in this photo taken in Oakand, California. Were they family? Friends? Did family live in California? Some did, but none matched this couple. This photo belonged to my Aunt DeRay Bryan. 

After researching DeRay's friend, Chris Wieland, I thought about this photo. His family lived in Oakland, California. A fellow genealogist with Chris Wieland in her Ancestry.com Public Tree sent me the below photo of some Wieland family members in California. 


Son Leonard, Mary & Frank  Wieland, Daughter Gertrude with son Johnny Chambers Jr.. Son Sylvester( Wes) Wieland. 20-Mar-1933 Oakland, CA.

Mystery solved! My unknown couple was Frank Anthony Wieland and his wife, Mary "Mamie" Theresa Schafer/Schaefer.  Click on their names to see a little about Frank and Mamie. They were the parents of DeRay's friend Chris Wieland. 


This photo was taken at Chris Wieland's funeral in Kansas. The older woman appears to be his mother, the younger
could possibly be a sister or sister-in-law. 

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Diana

© 2016

Sources

Baker, B. "Christopher B Wiland - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <http://person.ancestry.com/tree/19875147/person/29557305504/facts>.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn. 

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Mark Laws. Used with permission. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Chris Boss Wieland

Chris Wieland, DeRay Bryan, and Whit Bryan (Dad). Dad can't be much older than 12 or 13 in this photo
dating it about 1932 or 1933. Dad is straddling the Texas - New Mexico State Line. 



Chris and my father's dog, Reno


DeRay and Chris
Chris Boss Wieland - This appears to be the Bryan home. 


I have 18 photos of Chris Boss Wieland, two photos taken at his funeral, and a photo of his parents. He is not my family, but was obviously a very good friend of my Aunt DeRay Bryan.  

My father remembered Chris by his first and last name and labeled most of the photos. 

Chris has been seen in records as Christ, Chris, and Christian. Wieland has also been seen as Weiland. 
Chris Boss Wieland - Several photos were taken in front of this building.

Chris was born on February 22, 1899 in Kansas.  He was one of eight children of Frank Anthony Wieland and Mary Theresa Schafer. Other Wieland children were Guy Edward, Omer Everett, Walter V., Marie C., Gertrude Anna, Louis J., Leonard John, and Sylvester (Wes) Anthony. 

By 1920 he was living on his own in Vernon, Kay County, Oklahoma and in 1921, he married 18 year old Mildred Ferrell in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma

In the late 1920s, he was working for the Ferndale Motor Company. Visit my post Family Photos: Automotive Businesses to see a photo of the Ferndale Motor Company found with my aunt's photos. 

In 1930 he was living with his wife on Weatherly Street in Borger, Texas. His brothers Omer and Leonard also lived in Borger. I don't know if Chris and his wife divorced or if she passed away, but he appears to be with Aunt DeRay in the 1930s. 
DeRay and Chris

Chris passed away on December 22, 1935. You can see photos of his funeral day and his grave site at my post I Found the Bell Tower AND it is NOT in Texas!

I have created a family tree with much of the information I found about Chris, his parents, and siblings. All of my photos of this family and some very informative newspaper clippings will be added to this tree. Look for Chris Wieland's Family Tree at Ancestry.com in the Public Trees. If you don't have Ancestry, send me an email or comment on the Chris Wieland post found on my Moments in Time Facebook page



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© 2016 Sources

Baker, B. "Christopher B Wiland - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <http://person.ancestry.com/tree/19875147/person/29557305504/facts>.

Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 180, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1928, newspaper, June 21, 1928; Borger, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth209478/: accessed October 13, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.

Chris Weiland in the 1920 United States Federal Census. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?pid=240026040304&h=85541024&indiv=1>.


C B Wieland in the 1930 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com. Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?pid=29557305504&h=62720094&indiv=1>.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn. 

United States Marriage Images. FindMyPast.com. Web. 22 Aug. 2016. search.findmypast.com/record?id=https%3a%2f%2ffamilysearch.o
rg%2fpal%3a%2fmm9.3.1%2fth-1-159394-165416-5&parentid=us%2ff
s%2fm%2f013978627%2f1

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday's Photo: Thomas "Tom" Corley and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cook

I am grateful to all of those who shared family photos and documents. When I began my research, I knew almost nothing about my family - not even family names. Those who shared helped me learn far more than I ever expected.

Today's photos were shared by families who don't know each other, live in different states, but are all descendants of my great-great-grandparents, Reddick Bryan and Elizabeth Regan, who settled in Bienville Parish, Louisiana in 1838. 



These photos appear to have been taken on the same day. It is assumed to be the couple's wedding day, March 8, 1904 in Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. 

Both Tom and Lizzie were born in Ringgold and both remained in Ringgold until their deaths. 

Lizzie was the daughter of Josie S. C. Bryan and Joseph W. Cook. Tom was the son of Hiram L. Corley and Sarah E. Knighton. 

Lizzie and Tom had three children; Alice Maude Corley, Joe Knighton Corley, and Hiram Lockhart Corley. 

Lizzie died at age 39 on June 6, 1920. Tom died much later on March 8, 1974. Both are buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ringgold. 




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Diana

© 2016

Source

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014 and September 14, 2014. Used with permission.

Family photographs and documents from the Frye Family collection. Accessed June 6, 2016. Used with permission.

Warke, D. "Elizabeth May "Lizzie" Cook - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 1 Oct. 2016. <http://person.ancestry.com/tree/86716565/person/40547788198/facts>.

Warke, D. "Thomas Hiram "Tom" Corley - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 1 Oct. 2016. <http://person.ancestry.com/tree/86716565/person/40547788161/facts>.