Two Watts Twice Counted

Charles Watts and his sister Blanche Watts were each counted twice in the 1940 census for Searcy County, Arkansas. The first count for both was on sheet 4B of enumeration district 65-1, the city of Marshall in Bear Creek Township, Searcy County. Enumerator Blaine T. Myatt visited the Watts home on Walnut Street on Friday,…

Blanche Watts’ Application for Social Security Number

Most of the records I post here at stately Graham Ancestry can be found online, but sometimes we researchers can only obtain records an old fashioned way – by mail. I recently requested a copy of Blanche Graham’s Application for a Social Security Number, Form SS-5. Let’s take a closer look at it. Block 1,…

Happy Holidays

Perhaps I’m a little late to wish everyone a happy holiday, but I can present to you a photograph of a happy holiday. This was taken at Christmas 1970 at the home of Dan and Blanche Graham in Harvey, Illinois – my first Christmas! Front Row: Patricia Graham with doll, Blanche Graham holding Byron Graham…

Holiday With The Savages

This chronicle of holiday cheer was published in the Thursday, 31 December 1953 edition of The Sikeston Herald: Morehouse Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Savage[1] had as Sunday[2] dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson[3] and son and Mrs. Viola Sloan[4] of Flint, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Morley Watts[5] and children of Marshall, Arkansas; Mr.…

A Weekend With The Savages

This excerpt comes from the Morehouse, Missouri society section of the 29 May 1952 edition of The Sikeston Herald. MOREHOUSE Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Savage[1] had as guests last week-end[2] Mr. and Mrs. Morley Watts[3] and daughter[4] of Marshall, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lathom[5] of near Sikeston, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Graham[6] of…

Obituary: Daniel Paig Graham

This is the obituary for my grandpa, Daniel Graham, originally published in the Marshall Mountain Wave. DANIEL PAIG GRAHAM Daniel Paig1 Graham, 73, of Marshall, died March 15 in the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born August 12, 1909 in Searcy County.  He was a retired painter and a member of the…

Obituary: Blanche B. (Watts) Graham

I recently wrote to the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas to see if they had kept copies of the obituaries for my grandparents Daniel and Blanche Graham.  While they did not have Daniel’s, they did have Blanche’s, and Linda Steen of the funeral home very kindly sent to me a copy of it, which…

Obituary: Ermadean (Watts) Kelley

I found this 2007 obituary for my grand aunt Ermadean posted at Find A Grave.  I do not know in which newspapers this appeared. Marshall , AR – Ermadean Watts Kelley, age 81 of Marshall, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 11, 2007 at her home. She was born July 12,…