Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

Bill and Dee LaPrarie – On This Date in 1937

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

Nelda, Dee, Krista, Emily and Jennifer. This photo captures our personalities! On this date the 18th of January in 2005, our Granny, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass “went home to…

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

On this date the 30th of January in 2004, our maternal great-aunt Ruth (our Granny Dee’s sister) passed away at the age of 101. Ruth Wright McMillin  was buried next to her…

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

Nelda and James LaPrarie On this day the 1st of February, James Alvis was born to parents Lucy Dee Wright and John Alvis LaPrarie in Jonesville, Louisiana. Our mom, Nelda, thought James was…

John and Shirley LaPrarie – On This Date in 1966

On this date the 28th of May in 1966 our Mom’s brother John Louis LaPrarie married Shirley Ann Smith, daughter of Howard Smith and Ola Clark of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Rev. N.H. Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church in Escatawpa, Jackson County, Mississippi. Happy 50th Anniversary Uncle John and Aunt Shirley!!!  …

“Donia” Laprarie DeLoach – On This Date in 1972

On this date the 23rd of May in 1972, our maternal great grandmother Donia passed away in in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, Louisiana. She married John Louis M. Laprarie about 1899 and had our grandfather John Alvis LaPrarie and 5 other children. About 3 years after her husband John’s death she married Odious Deloach on May 16, 1921.** She was laid to…

Christ Raabe – On This Date in 1948

On this date the 19th of May in 1948, our paternal great-great-grandfather Christ Raabe died in Oklahoma. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA, Plot: Section C, Row 5* Chris Raabe immigrated from Germany in 1884** (his parents are still being researched). He settled in Oklahoma and married Ida Mae Carlile. They had 4 children including our great…

Dee and Dick Bass – On This Date in 1998

On this date the 16th of May in 1998, our maternal grandmother, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie  married Carey S. Bass  at Pisgah Baptist Church in Manifest, Louisiana. Papa Dick, as we called him, was our Granny’s beau when they were younger. They rekindled their romance in their late eighties.  

George Washington Wright – On This Date in 1853

On this date the 2nd of May in 1853 our maternal great-great-grandfather George Washington Wright was born in Jackson Parish, Louisiana to parents Lankford Wright and Louise Eliza Brown. George Washington Wright married Martha Fannie Eubanks and had 7 children* which included our great grandfather John E. Wright.   *Source: Descendants of William Wright   Here is how we are related: Our parents –Nelda…

Children of John C. and Ester Fadden Burris

John Burris and Ester Fadden married around 1737 and had 4 children including our 6th paternal great grandfather John C. Burris, Sr. 1- William Burris – Birth in 1737 in North Carolina. Date of death and marriage information is unknown.* 2- John C. Burris, Sr* – Birth on April 24, 1739 in North Carolina and death on…