Category: The Kinfolk

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Elizabeth Wiley Laprarie – On This Date in 1854

On this date, the 8th of February in 1854, our great-great grandmother Elizabeth Wiley was born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to parents Charles Wiley and Angeline Reed.* Elizabeth was married to Joseph Laprarie and had 7 children. *Source: Elizabeth LaPrarie – Find A Grave     Here is how we are related: Our parents – Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee…

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

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 a great big brother to her. We all thought of him as our wild Uncle, he drives a motorcycle…wink. He is married to Sadie Massey. They have a son,…

Daisy E. Wright – On this Date in 1906

On this date the 23rd of January in 1906, Daisy Emma Wright was born to parents John E. Wright and Gracie C. Pierce in Manifest, Louisiana.* Our great aunt Daisy  was one of my Granny Dee‘s older sisters. She never married and was sickly most of her life. I remembered she loved to drink buttermilk and eat Twinkies. To this…

Asahel Burris – On This Date in 1834

On this date the 20th of January in 1834, Asahel Burris was born in Hancock County, Indiana parents Horton Burris and Mahala Davis.* Asahel was married to Sarah Ann Garner and had 8 children. Here is how we (Krista, Jennifer, Emily and Brady) are related: Our parents – Floyd Dee Adams was married to Nelda Grace Laprarie Floyd Dee’s parents – ^Ida…

Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

On this date the 18th of January in 2005, our Granny, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass “went home to be with the Lord” (as the Christian saying goes for when some one dies). I can’t think of a more proper place for her to be but in heaven. She exuded her faith and love for…

Floyd Dee Adams – On This Date in 1950

On this date the 12th of January in 1950 our Dad, Floyd Dee Adams was born to parents, Floyd B. Adams and Ida Mae Burris, in Yale, Payne County, Oklahoma.  He has spent most of his adolescent years growing up in Ferriday, Louisiana. He married our mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie, right after high school. While my mom was pregnant, he named each of…

Jane Deborah Garner Burris – On This Date in 1918

On this date the 30th of November, in 1918, our paternal great-great grandmother, Jane Burris passed away in Cassville, Missouri.** Obituary*** Mrs. W.H. Burris died Saturday, November 30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Knee, in this city, following an illness of many months. The funeral was held Sunday and interment in the…

Floyd Brazier Adams – On This Day In 1980

On this day, November 24th, in 1980, my paternal grandfather, Papaw Adams passed away in Ferriday, Louisiana. He was laid to rest in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, USA* Interesting Tidbits: His family left Mississippi in his late teens and they relocated in Eastern Oklahoma. His job in the oil field brought him to Drumright,…

Nelda Grace Adams – On This Date in 1951

On November 15, 1951,  Nelda Grace LaPrarie was born to parents John Alvis LaPrarie and Lucy Dee Wright in Jonesville, Louisiana. She married Floyd Dee Adams in November 1968 and they had 4 children, Krista, Jennifer, Emily and Brady. Nelda Adams passed away on June 3, 1991 in Jackson, Mississippi. Orbituary: FERRIDAY — Services for…

Martha Fannie Eubanks Wright – On This Date in 1848

On this date the 11th of November, in 1848, our maternal great great grandmother, Martha Fannie was born to parents Thomas Eubanks and Edna Willis. Martha Fannie Eubanks was married to George Washington Wright and they had 7 children including our great grandfather John E. Wright.* *Source: Descendants of William Wright & Martha Wright’s photo is from our family collection. Here is how…