I have mentioned before that several of my ancestors were scrapbookers. Recently I find myself going back through their scrapbooks at a leisurely pace. I am amazed at the details I missed the first time. Below is an example.
Among the most prolific was my Uncle Ernest. Ernest Henry Carr (1920-1991) was the son [...]
My old iron needed to be replaced recently. It just was not heating up well anymore. So, DH came home with this…..
My New Iron
….a super fancy iron and I love it. I do admit that the first time I went to use it the family laughed. I had to pull out the directions [...]
…..when I open up my e-mail and discover a cousin has sent me pieces of the family history.
Look what I found in my inbox last week.
While I already know most of the information in mu great grandmother’s obituary, I have never actually seen her obituary. I notice that Winnie Carr is listed [...]
Winnie Haley Carr1891-1970 I think these photographs tell the story of how important music was in the Carr (and Haley) family. When the extended family gathered there was always music and dancing. Above is Winnie Carr, my great grandmother. Not only did she play the guitar, she also played the banjo. Her banjo is [...]
Scrapbooking became a very popular hobby a number of years ago. I admit to making my share of scrapbooks when my children were little. Craft stores began to dedicate whole sections to this new hobby. I collected the craft store coupons to purchase papers, stickers and other embellishments used in the design of my pages. [...]
This is one of the few photographs of Elton Carr with her first husband Beverly Dixon. In her journal, Elton wrote the the date she met Beverly (August 1930) and his address on Leigh St in South Boston, VA. Beverly was born about 1914 to Nathaniel Dixon of Halifax County, VA. I have yet [...]
As I have pursued my family history over the past few years, I have gotten to know my ancestors through the records they left behind. As for all genealogists, the wills, deeds, court records, etc became part of the intricate puzzle that was the lives of my ancestors. One of the benefits of exploring my family [...]
My great-grandmother Winnie Haley Carr was a devote Episcopalian. According to my grandmother, one did not cuss or say anything that might resemble a cuss word around her. So, her husband Baker Carr was often heard to say “Ding-it-all-to-grass!” in place of “darn” (or something else!).
This brought all kinds of laughter and giggles around [...]
Winnie and Baker Carr with Baby Lawrence Silas Baker Carr was my great-grandfather. He was born 17 Oct 1878 to Robert T Carr and Elizabeth Canada of Halifax County, VA. He died when I was three years old 24 Jun 1968 in South Boston, VA. As I have studied individuals in my family history [...]
Winifred Davis Haley and Silas Baker Carr
Winnie Haley Carr