Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas A Putman

"Thos A. Putman, Apr 26, 1845, Nov 21, 1918" - Privately held by Ginger R. Smith. Photographed by Ginger R. Smith, May 6, 2006 at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Thomas Adolphus Putman was my 3rd Great-Grandfather. He was born April 26, 1845 in Hall County, Georgia to Berry Barton Putman and Martha Francis Tate. He married my 3rd Great-Grandmother, Martha Ann Ward on January 20, 1969 in Arkansas. He died November 21, 1918 in Bloomer, Arkansas and was buried in the family plot in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Martha Ward - Putman

Tombstone Inscription reads "Martha Ward-Putman, July 24, 1850 - Jan 11, 1924" - Photograph in the personal collection of Ginger R. Smith, taken May 6, 2006 by Ginger R. Smith, Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas. 
Martha Ann Ward was my 3rd great-grandmother.  She was the daughter of Castleton and Mary Ward, both natives of Tennessee. Martha Ward married my 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Adolphus Putman, January 20th, 1869 in Sebastian County, Arkansas. They had 4 children, Nona, Rosalie, Annie, and Pearl Putman. Thomas Putman preceded Martha in death. Martha was 69 years old when she died of a heart attack from complications from bronchitis. She was buried in the family plot beside her husband in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Funeral Card Friday: James E. Hribal

Funeral Card of James E Hribal, Rockport, Illinois, citing services on 20 December 1978; privately held by Jennie Lee (Godwin) Johnson, Rockport, Illinois. Funeral card mailed from Jennie Lee Johnson to her brother Larry Godwin of Fort Smith, Arkansas,  08 October 2008, then passed on to his granddaughter, Ginger R. Smith of Durham, North Carolina who digitized and returned the photos to Jennie via mail.

James Eugene Hribal was born December 10, 1958 in Rockford, Illinois to parents Jennie Lee Godwin and Richard "Dick" Hribal. He died December 16, 1978 in Rockford. He had just turned 20 years old. He and my mother were first cousins which would make him my first cousin once removed on my GODWIN side. His mother Jennie Lee (Godwin) Hribal Johnson is my grandfather, Larry Godwin's sister.

This post is part of a Monthly First Friday blogging theme suggested by Dee Akard Welborn. Dee encourages geneabloggers to highlight our funeral card collections on the first Friday of each month.