The discovery last week of a death certificate and newspaper death notice for daughter Clara Irene Pace helps me bust down a several year-long brick wall regarding Irene’s mother, Laura Mae (Fields) Pace.
My husband’s maternal grandfather’s sister Irene dies tragically at just 15 years old from meningitis. A newfound newspaper brief and death certificate finally provided documented evidence of family lore.
Trying to identify where in Texas my husband’s grandfather was born requires tracking the movements of his parents and siblings, with an initial look at two census records.
Grandfather Roy D. Pace is allegedly the 3rd great-grandson of William Henry Pace (1745-1815), the Pace who served in General George Washington’s elite bodyguard unit–the Commander in Chief’s Guard–during the Revolutionary War. To prove or disprove that claim, I have to first prove the identity or Roy’s parents.
My husband’s mother died from an illness that took her before Jeff and I married and started dating. Her treasured well-worn Bible allowed Betty to be a physical tangible part of our wedding ceremony.
Profiling my husband’s grandmother, Rebecca “Becky” Haley. Becky was born on 25 August 1916 in Arkansas and died on 27 April 1991 in California. She was the mother of three children.
Photo via PBS: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/ Yesterday afternoon, I stumbled on PBS’s website, which is currently advertising the new Ken Burns documentary — The Dust Bowl — premiering November 18 & 19. My husband and I are both huge Ken Burns fan and have watched a number of his documentaries. So, I instantly added the premier dates […]