Friday, March 05, 2010

Family Milestones: March 5th

My maternal 5th-great grandaunt, Martha WARDLAW, married on this date in 1816 to Benjamin KIMBALL, as her second husband.  Martha was born October 19, 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia, the daughter of Robert and Janet (DOWNEY) WARDLAW, and the younger sister of my Samuel WARDLAW.  Benjamin was born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.  They had 1 son.  Martha died February 3, 1855 in Brown County, Ohio.

My maternal great-granduncle, Chester Arthur "Mike" WRIGHT, married on this date in 1920 in Madison County, Indiana to Erma Violet HAYES.  Mike was born October 18, 1896 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana, the son of John William and Ellen (KING) WRIGHT, the younger brother of my Virgil Lee WRIGHT.  Erma was born May 9, 1902 near Frankton, Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Cora (REASON) HAYES.  They had 1 daughter, and later divorced.  Erma died November 1, 1949 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.  Mike died June 20, 1955 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  He is buried in the Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.


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