Olaf Wright's Headstone

On this date the 24th of November in 1962 our maternal great uncle Olaf passed away. Olaf Elisha Wright  and his wife Inez M. Wright are buried in Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana, USA. They were parents to sons: Melvin and James Wright. …

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Hester Ann Lowe Willis and daughter Laura Rebecca Willis**

On this date the 13th of November in 1817, our maternal fourth great grandparents Moses Proctor Willis and Hester Ann Lowe were married in Columbia, Georgia. Moses Proctor Willis was born in Georgia around 1800 to parents (still researching) James …

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On this date the 7th of November in 1899, our maternal grandfather, John Alvis LaPrarie was born to parents John Louis M. LaPrarie and Azelia Sidonia White in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. John Alvis was previously married to Allice Mae Barker* and possibly to 2 others, …

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Melton Martin Wright

On this date the 6th of November in 2009 our maternal great-uncle Melton passed away. Melton Martin Wright and his wife Mary Ruth Alborn Wright are buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, West Orange, Orange County, Texas, USA. Melton was our Granny Dee’s youngest brother. Obituary from Find A …

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On this date the 5th of November in 1818, Rueban White married Mary Ann Courtney in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.* Reuben White was born around 1796 in Natchez District, Mississippi to parents James White and Mary “Polly” Paul (still researching).**** He died sometime after 1850 …

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On this date, the 4th of November in 2014, Jennifer shared the good news about our maternal grandparents’ homeplace: “It’s official! I just closed on the spot where my maternal grandmother raised her kids, and where I lived for most …

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