Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Marion & Tabitha TEETER CLINE

In honor of my mother's 95th birthday.  She was born on Thanksgiving and married on Thanksgiving, neither of which now falls on Thanksgiving due to changes in the date of celebration.  They were married in the church parsonage and there were four ministers present.  The man that married them, his wife and a couple visiting the parsonage,  were both ministers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

John and Anna ROMINE CLINE

John and Anna ROMINE CLINE tombstone.  Kingscreek Baptist Cemetery, Champaign County, Ohio.
Top photo circa 1932 Bottom photo circa 2008

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Henry SHINGLEDECKER & Francis BUCHER marriage

Note the certificate says Henry DECKER but the County record says SHINGLEDECKER.  I am not sure at what point he stopped  using the SHINGLEDECKER.  I am also  not sure when they stopped spelling it SCH rather than SH

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rod's tombstone

Rod always loved air planes.  This is an F 100, his favorite as a Crew Chief.  Under the pilot's window is "RUG"  (his nickname)  just as on the real one.  R.I.P. Rod  we miss you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

From the Kingscreek Baptist Church

During a series of meetings held in January & February 1894 the following persons professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and were Baptized and received in full Fellowship with the Church.  Gary Englehart, David Harvey, Charley Williams, Sallie Stokes, _____Craig, Fannie Courts, Ida Livingston, Bessie Ropp, Marie Williams, Jacob Clark, Altha Instine, Harry Beatly, Leedpm Thurman. 
        By Experience, John Williams,  Belle Williams, John Kline, _______Curl, & Edward Blair. 
        By Letter, Margaret Dempsey & Emma Dempsey

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Susan Kline



I found this very interesting in the fact I do not believe this woman was as old as the obituary states.  I am sure the Susan Kline and the Susaan Cline on the stone are the same person, as my father told me stories about these people.  Census records, death records and  the tombstone as well as death records of siblings all indicate she was born approximately the time the tombstone shows.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Teeter is my maternal surname.  It is also the name of my DAR patriot.  Various spellings include Teetor, Dieter, Deeter and Detrich. Abraham Teeter {Deeter} it is believed he is the son of Johannes Micheal Detrick and unknown Miller,  born 1748 in Franklin PA., and died January 1827 / 1829 in Woodbury Twp. Bedford Co. Pa.  descendents of Abraham still live in the Texas Corner / Morrison Cove area of Bedford County PA.  It is believed the name was of Dutch origin.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Week #45 High School

      My high school was actually a first through twelve school.  The entire enrollment probably ranged for 150-175 students per year.  In grade school there were two grades per room.  Jr. high and high school shared the study hall which also served as assembly, home room, and the closest thing we had to lockers.  Each student had their own desk in this room.  This was comparable to todays locker or cubbie.  Books and supplies not in use that particular period were left in your desk.
      The school was the center of the community.  There were basketball games, (after all this is Indiana), chile suppers, fish fries, and turkey dinners. Many students were second and third generation at the school. Most of use attended our entire 12 years there.
      The building was very modern for the time.  We had a large cafeteria with wonderful lunches. For the most part, we had great teachers who cared for their students. Some of them had been students there themselves.  Teachers always attended after school events.  It was expected, they were part of the community.  I realize now they actually volunteered a lot of their time to chaperone class party, sell tickets for ball games, and sponsor class plays and programs.  I doubt many of us today would work all those overtime hours with out pay.
     My graduating class had ten members.  The high school closed after my class graduated.  The grade school remained open for a few more years.  The building is gone and a house now stands on the site.
      We don't hold class reunions.  There is an Alumni Banquet each year for all graduates, family, friends, and community members.  Even though the school has been closed for over 45 years, the banquet has an annual attendance of about 125 or more.  In its own way the school is still the heart of the community.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grandma's house

This is my maternal grandmother in front of her home.  She was born here and except for a few brief periods lived here for 99 years.  My sister,our cousins and I loved to go to grandma's house.  In the summer we spent many days and nights there. She had a big old barn to play in.  Sometimes we would hang a big tarp over the cloths line to make a tent and sleep outside. Her lane was  1/4 mile long and the snow would form huge drifts.  The whole family would pitch in and shovel the drifts out.  The entire family gathered there for holiday. She had big walnut and maple trees and there was always a cool breeze in her house even on the hottest summer days. What I wouldn't give for just one more day playing at GRANDMA'S HOUSE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Kathryn Alice ARNOLD/Mrs. Robert LONDAGIN
December 5, 1945--May 21, 1970

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Tombstone of Blaine and Artie ECKROTE CAMPBELL.  Greenwood/Steiner Cemetery.  Hartford twp., Adams county, Indiana

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mark Twain

                                    An oldie but goody!!  I love Mark Twain!!