Memorial Day 2020

While members of my immediate family have served in the military, only distant members of my family--none of whom I ever met--have died in service to their country. For that, I am extremely fortunate. Knowing that, I endeavor every Memorial Day to highlight an individual in my family tree who did make this ultimate sacrifice.… Continue reading Memorial Day 2020

On This Day: Birth of Clifford Lee Harding and Aubrey Nichole Laney

Clifford Harding was born October 17, 1942, in Iola, Kansas, and resides in Lawrence, Kansas. Aubrey Laney was born October 17, 1991, in Plano, Texas, and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clifford is my uncle. Aubrey is my niece. Siblings Clifford and Sandra Laney in Iola, Kansas - September 1943 My Uncle Clifford and my mother,… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Clifford Lee Harding and Aubrey Nichole Laney

On This Date: Marriage of John Wesley Laney and Cordelia Paris

John W. Laney and Cordelia Paris were married on October 15, 1877, in Greene County, Missouri. John and Cordelia Paris Laney were my great great-grandparents. John Wesley Laney's father, John Laney--my 3X great-grandfather John Wesley Laney's father, John Laney (1817-1894)--my 3X great-grandfather--and his brother, George Marion Laney (1829-1893), had relocated to Greene County, Missouri, from… Continue reading On This Date: Marriage of John Wesley Laney and Cordelia Paris