Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lewis VanBuren Yow

OK, all you ladies waiting to know more about this handsome man. Thanks to my sister-in-law, I now have info on Lewis VanBuren Yow, one of my great-uncles. I really have very little information on him. I never met him … Continue reading

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Working On a New Post & a Baby Blanket

I promised some of you a post regarding Lewis VanBuren Yow, (photo above) and I want you to know I am still working on it. I have moved recently & my family history documents are in a state of disarray. … Continue reading

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Sarah Elizabeth Cheek Yow

Sarah Elizabeth Cheek Yow was my great grandmother on my father, Raymond Yow’s side. She was said to be full blooded Cherokee, which I have tried unsuccessfully to document. She was born in Marble Hill MO. She had 10 siblings … Continue reading

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My Great Grandpa Louis Calvin ‘Cal’ Yow

I promised in an earlier post to write about my great grandfather, Louis Calvin ‘Cal’ Yow. As you can see, he was a mountain of a man. He was of Irish or Scottish descent. He was born in Tishomingo County … Continue reading

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Tom and Mary Ann Yow

Here are pictures of my grandparents on my dad’s side: These pictures are from a locket they had made. It is the only photo we have of my grandmother. His name was William Thomas ‘Tom’ Yow¬†(1881-1955) Her name was Mary … Continue reading

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This Blog is Amazing!

I am so thrilled at the response of all of you reading this blog! So many childhood friends that I thought were lost to me forever have found this blog and gotten in touch after all these years. I feel … Continue reading

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Mr Hilderman’s Grocery Store

There were 2 neighborhood grocery stores near my home in the 1200 block of South Sprigg; Sheepy’s (near Womack Drug Store, a few blocks away) and Hilderman’s on the corner of Ranney & Hackberry. Hilderman’s was only one block from … Continue reading

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Back at the keyboard again

Well, I am back again. I have been on an extended hiatus for many reasons, health being one of them. But this morning, I called my unofficial blog mentor, Ken Steinhoff, and he gave me my marching orders. He said … Continue reading

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