|7/25/07 - I plan to have new information added soon.|
Well, it took 4 months, but I finally received some death certificates that I requested back in August.On my Mom's side: I now have more info on my Mom's sisters, Viola Choat & Wilma Choat, who died as babies and we now know where they were buried, so Mom and I hope to visit their graves soon.
Also got death certificates for my great-grandmother, Bessie (Hodges) Choat and my great-grandfather, Andrew J. Chandler; I'm a little confused on Andrew's; it says he was widowed twice. I was not aware of another marriage and my Grandma never mentioned it, so maybe this is a mistake.
Another death certificate is for my Grandma's sister, Vila (Chandler) Fowler.It gives her date of birth as June 31, 1915.Hmm, June only has 30 days!!I am assuming it is June 30. This is another sad one.She was only 16 when she died; not married very long.What my Grandma (Dora Chandler Choat) must have gone through losing her little sister and her first two children all within the same year's time.
Well, on my Dad's side:I received the death certificate for his sister, Brenda Kay Smith, who died as an infant. They have my Grandma (Faye Perryman Smith) listed as Edna Perryman; that's an obvious mistake. But, we now know where she is buried also.
Also got a death certificate for my Great-Grandfather, Eli Smith. I received another surprise on this one too.It says he was divorced 3 times.Again, I along with many others assumed he had been married once and widowed.I'll have to do some checking on that one.
Another death cert. I received for Dad's side was my Great-Grandmother Mary Alice Perryman.Not many surprises here; I already had most of that info.
Finally, I also received 2 death certificates I requested for my Husband's family; his Great-Great-grandparents, Charles F. Hahne and Florence (Dennis) Hahne.I was surprised to find out that they are both buried in Nashville, IL.The other new info I have from those is Charles' parents names, William Hahne and Emma Schwartz.So, I was able to go back another generation, but now I'm stuck again.I can't find anything on William and Emma, but I'll keep looking.
I will be updated the family files and reports soon, so stay tuned!!!
Thanks to Susan Vaughn, I was able to update the Chandler family info.Thanks again Susan for the info you sent.