These are my 2nd great grandparents, Nathan Shipman and his wife, Sarah Jane Hart on their farm near Sparta, Christian County, Missouri, circa 1910-1920. Nathan was born on 8 Jul 1842 in Greene County, Missouri. The part of Greene County he was born in became Christian County, Missouri in 1859. His wife, Sarah Jane Hart,… Continue reading #Farm #Genealogyphotoaday
The piece of jewelry my mom wore nearly every day was her “Missouri” rock. Her brother gave it to her years ago down in Missouri. That’s where Mom and her brother were born and raised, but Mom moved away after she grew up. The Missouri rock necklace was a piece of home Mom carried with… Continue reading #Genealogyphotoaday #Jewelry
This week, since I am unable to be at RootsTech 2018, I will be #NotAtRootsTech as much as I can! It is the largest genealogy event in the world, with the latest genealogy technology. Unfortunately for me, it is not during the summer, but on the other hand, it is fortunately Mountain Standard Time, which… Continue reading #NotAtRootsTech
The land my grandparents’ house sat on was in the family since right after the Civil War until about 1994.
This is a photo of Gail (Gale) Richard Yetter as a child. He was born in Lee County, Illinois on 13 August, 1900. He was married on 5 June, 1900 to Anna Marion Haye. They had two children together. At some point, my dad told me Gale disappeared without a trace. He was my dad’s… Continue reading #Genealogyphotoaday – Mystery
This week’s 52 Ancestor challenge theme is “Heirloom.” The heirloom I immediately thought to write about is my great grandma, Mary Alice Critchlow Yetter’s school bell. Four generations of teachers in my family have been the keepers of the bell since about 1892. Great Grandma Mary Alice Critchlow was born on 8 August, 1871, in… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 8 Challenge: Heirloom, Mary Alice Critchlow Yetter’s School Bell
I loved my mom’s eyes!
#Old Mom adored her grandpa, Dillard Shipman! She described him as a kind and gentle man. Dillard was born in 1871, so he saw many technological changes in his lifetime. During his lifespan, the radio, telephone, and television were invented, and each one amazed him! He had difficulty wrapping his mind around how television worked,… Continue reading #Genealogyphotoaday – Great Grandpa Dillard Shipman
Mom’s favorite fragrance was Windsong by Prince Matchabelli.
I attribute my love for genealogy to my 2nd great grandfather on my dad’s paternal line, John Yetter. John captured my attention and drew me in. He made me want to find out more about him, and he “hooked” me on genealogy! It’s all his fault that I drive my friends crazy with talk of… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 7 Challenge: Valentine, a Yetter Love Story