Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today in Family History - 03 Feb

My 5th great-grandparents Daniel Gilleland, Sr. and Precilla Boatwright (Anders line) were married on this day in 1819 somewhere in Old Miller County, Arkansas Territory [1].

My great-grandmother Aafje (Orpha) Vandermade (Thompson line) died on this day in 1974 at Rosewood General Hospital in Houston, Harris, Texas [2, 3, 4]. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan. She had been living with her son Clark Minard Thompson when she died.

References
[1] Young, Patricia Gilleland and L. Richard Scroggins, The Tree and the Vine, Gilleland Branches from Texas Roots. Daniel Gilleland Bible, Marriages page #1.
[2] Death Records of the City of Houston, Texas. Death certificate for Orpha Vandermade.
[3] Social Security Death Index. Entry for Orpha Vandermade.
[4] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 05 Feb 1974, page 12. Obituary for Orpha Thompson.


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