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Kissin Kuzzins is an East Texas query column entering its 43th year. It appears weekly in two East Texas newspapers: The Lufkin Daily News and The Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel. Queries are free, but they must pertain to a Texas ancestor. They may be submitted by e-mail, snail mail or by FAX to 936-552-8999. Please remember to include your snail mailing address
May 12, 2013
Please put the date of Thursday, July 18, 2013 on your calendar. The Angelina College Genealogical Conference begins that day. There are two all-day workshops scheduled on Thursday, and eight speakers are scheduled to speak on Friday and Saturday.
Exhibitors and vendors are planning to attend; so if you are looking for a particular book, you might find it here. The Conference will be held on the Angelina College Campus. If you wish more information you may visit <http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy/genealogy.html>
We will look forward to seeing you at the Angelina College Campus in Lufkin, Texas on this weekend.
Seeking information on Ruby Morris of Nacogdoches County. She had a daughter, Elaine Morris. In 1967 they lived at 2403 N. Pecan Street. Would like to hear from anyone having information on Ruby and her husband Lee Morris.
Bill Burrows, phone 281-493-9800
Let me encourage you to identify old family photographs. If you or your parent has stacks of old pictures, please write their names on the back. It is most frustrating to inherit stacks of old photos and have no idea who they are. For the sake of future generations, please identify as many as you can, and then ask older members of the family if they can help with those whom you cannot identify.
If you are looking for genealogical charts which you can print from your computer, I suggest you visit Misbach Enterprises at <misbach.org/pdfcharts> This site offers 10 high quality downloadable genealogical charts in PDF format. Just click on the one you like and print it, or download it for later use and printing. They all fit a standard 8.5 x 11 inch sheet.
It help he to see what is needed, if I put down on a chart the information I have collected. That enable me to see at a glance what is needed, and I don’t waste time looking for something I already have.
Another early Nacogdoches obituary:
Tuesday, July 14, 1908
DEATH OF W. L. DAVIS
Departed this life at his home, four or five miles northwest of the town of Nacogdoches, on the morning of the 9th day of July, 1908, the above mentioned good man and neighbor, faithful father and friend, a heartfull helpful husband and substantial citizen. Mr. Davis, though making no pretensions to “prominence” as a person, he was an uncommonly useful, well informed, thoughtful, honest man. He had served his people here, who esteemed, honored and respected him as such, as county commissioner and president of the county Alliance and “delegated” many times in other necessary useful duties.
He was born in Rutherford county, Tennessee on February 20, 1834, and came to Texas from there in 1860. He entered the Confederate service March 31, 1862, and served in the Trans-Mississippi Department. He was married to Ellen R. Weeks of another good, old pioneer family on April 2, 1865, by whom he had five children — they are their descendants who are yet living in maturity, and respected citizens of this county. I do not say this to exploit any one but only to impress others with the inscrutable idea of actuality contained in the following:
He like many o9thers, of my old friends, died with his diseased, distorted, stiffened fingers in mine. This forces the exclamation, “Dire death, in his dismal by bullet and bomb, two railroad collisions, and diseases galore. Passed me by scathless, distant and dumb, while for better men, they died by the score.
Then, as bereaved mortals can only willingly and worthily wait on his wondrous way and say and ask—“Thy might, oh Lord, is known of men. Thy wise beyond compare.” For which all our senses bend in submit’s mute despair. They give us faith oh God, to see, when in that “merried” mood, Thy might and wise, is guaranteed of thy gracious and the good.
June B. Harris
[William Lytle Davis, born 20 February 1834, died 9 July 1908, buried Lone Star Cemetery]