Category: The Kinfolk

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Malcolm Scott – On This Date In 2001

On this date the 26th of February in 2001, our mother‘s Uncle Scott passed away in Arkansas. He is buried at Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Crittenden County, Arkansas, USA.* Malcolm P. Scott AKA “Uncle Scott” was born on November 2, 1914. Malcolm Scott  was married to our Granny‘s sister Mary Irmarie Wright. They have two sons, Malcolm P. Scott Jr.…

Horton Burris – On This Date In 1878

On this date, February 23rd, in 1878, our paternal great-great-great-great grandfather Horton Burris passed away in Greensboro, Indiana. He was buried in Greensboro Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana, USA.* Horton Burris was married to Mahala Davis and had 8 children.** Check out these links for more family tree information:*** Horton Burris Born March 11, 1813 in Highland, Highland, Ohio, USA Son of…

Elizabeth LaPrarie – On This Date in 1928

On this date the 22nd of February in 1928, our maternal great-great grandmother, Elizabeth LaPrarie, passed away. She is buried at Fort Derussy Cemetery, in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA.* Elizabeth Wiley was married to Joseph LaPrarie and they had 7 children. *Source: Elizabeth LaPrarie – Find A Grave      

Floyd B Adams – On This Date in 1910

On this date the 21st of February in 1910, our paternal grandfather, Floyd Brazier Adams was born in Banner, Mississippi to parents Dewitt Hillery “Dee” Adams and Athlene Wright. Our Papaw Adams had a son, Bob Adams, with his first wife Johnny, and another son born out of wedlock, before settling down with our Grandma Adams. They married and…

John Louis M. Laprarie – On This Day in 1918

On this date, the 18th of February in 1918, our maternal great grandfather, John Louis M. LaPrarie, passed away in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. He is buried at Fort Derussy Cemetery in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA.* He was married to Azelia Sidonia White and they had 7 children including our Papaw Bill.  Here is how we are related: Our parents…

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

On this date the 14th of February in 2001, our paternal grandmother, Mae Adams  passed away in Ferriday, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. She was laid to rest next to her husband Floyd in Heard Cemetery in Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.  My fondest memories of Grandma was her wit, her love of Little Debbie snack cakes, her routine of washing…

“Bill” John Alvis LaPrarie – On this day in 1953

On this day the 13th of February in 1953 our maternal grandfather, Papal Bill passed away in Jonesville, Louisiana. He is buried at Heard Cemetery, Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, USA.* John Alvis “Bill” LaPrarie was married to Lucy Dee Wright and they had 3 children, John Louis LaPrarie, James Alvis LaPrarie, and our mom Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams. He died of…

George Washington Wright – On This Day in 1938

On this date the 13th of February, in 1938, our maternal great-great grandfather,  George Washington Wright passed away in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. He is buried in Heard Cemetary, in Manifest, Louisiana. George Washington Wright and Martha Fannie Eubanks were married and had 7 children including our great grandfather John Estel Wright. *Source: Descendants of William Wright **Source: Genealogy ***Source: Find A Grave Here is…

John Louis M. Laprarie – On This Date in 1876

On this date in the 12 of February in 1876 our maternal great grandfather, John Louis M. LaPrarie was born to Joseph LaPrarie and Elizabeth Wiley in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA. He married Azelia Sidonia White and they had 6 children. Here is how we are related: Our parents – Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams Nelda’s parents – ^John…

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

On this date the 10th of February in 1994 our Uncle Bob passed away.* I have fond memories with my dad, Floyd Dee Adams, visiting his half brother’s home in Oklahoma when I was younger. I was fascinated with his tornado shelter in the backyard. He drove us up into the Oklahoma hills and showed…