Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day - All Our Veterans

©2010 A.B. Deller, digital copy of newspaper clipping, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, Sunday Morning, March 11, 1945. 
Original held by D. & M. Deller
When we say the word "Veteran" or speak of honoring those who have served on Memorial Day, I immediately think of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.  But a few weeks ago, I was reminded that the soldiers and sailors were not the only ones serving their country.  They left behind many family members who did their part on the home front; and in many cases were left after the wars end, grieving for those who had died.

I am thinking of our Great-Uncle and Aunt, Edward Curtis Jones and Jessie Colclasure Jones.  Their only son, Edward Curtis Jones Jr., after two years of college, left his home in Tennessee, and entered the U.S. Army Air Force in January 1942 as an Aviation Cadet.  He  was killed in action over Budapest, Hungary, July 2, 1944.  He was survived by both his parents, and in March 1945, three sets of parents, including Curtis and Jessie, represented their lost sons in Memphis, Tennessee, as their sacrifice was honored.

So while I am thankful for all those men and women who have served with the military, I am also thankful for all those family members who supported them.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Dudley E Jones House

Dudley E. Jones House, Scott Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, c. 1899
©2010 S. Taylor-Colby, digital copy held by A. B. Deller, 
original held by S. Taylor-Colby.

Dudley E. Jones House, Scott Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, c.1970
©2007 A.B. Deller, digital copy, original held by D. & M. Deller

 ©2009 A.B. Deller, digital photo

Dudley E. Jones House, at it's new location on S. Broadway St., 
Little Rock, Arkansas, c.2009

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! December 2, 1950

OK, this is late, obviously, but as someone else said, it looks like fun.  Randy, over at Genea-Musings, has challenged us.
Your mission, should you deign to accept it (come on, it's fun!), is to:
1) Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website -
2) Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents.
3) Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.
4) Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.
So off I go - I chose Charles Franklin Deller and Carolyn Jones Wedding day (I was just updating their profile in RootsMagic with media earlier today),  
December 2, 1950.  
Let's see what we find...

Top News Headlines this Week:
Nov 26 - China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
Nov 30 - US Pres Truman threatens China with atom bomb
Dec 2 - Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
Top Songs for 1950:
Harbor Lights by Sammy Kaye
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake by Eileen Barton
I Can Dream, Can't I? by Andrews Sisters
The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
All My Love by Patti Page
U.S. President
Harry S. Truman
U.S. Vice-President
Alben W. Barkley
Academy Award Winners
Best Picture: All About Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Best Actor:  Jose Ferrer in Cyrano De Bergerac
Best Actress: Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday
People born on December 2
1950 - Merrill Ashley, St Paul MN, ballerina (NYC Ballet)
On TV in 1950
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Burns & Allen Show
Top Books in 1950
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith
1950 Prices:
Bread: $0.14/loaf
Milk: $0.82/gal
Eggs: $0.70/doz
Car: $1,750
Gas: $0.27/gal
House: $14,500
Stamp: $0.03/ea
Avg Income: $3,815/yr
Min Wage: $0.75/hr
DOW Avg: 235
They were right... this *was* fun!  And educational!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

(Not Really) Wordless Wednesday - Edward Curtis Jones

 ©2007 A.B. Deller, digital copy of portrait, original held by D. & M. Deller

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Dudley Emerson Jones 1892-1971

©2007 A.B. Deller, digital copy of portrait, original held by D. & M. Deller
Dudley Emerson Jones 1892 - 1971; 
son of Arthur Clifton Jones
Little Rock, Arkansas, c. 1893