My maternal grandmother was a huge University of Kansas basketball fan. Like me, my grandmother grew up playing basketball in school. While I’m sure that had something to do with her passion for KU Basketball, my mother tells me that her mother became more interested in KU basketball when the family moved from Iola, Kansas,… Continue reading Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!
Rachel Agnes Curry Rachel Agnes Curry was born July 9, 1875, in Bloomington, Indiana; she died October 14, 1957, in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Rachel Agnes Curry was my great-grandmother. Agnes Curry and her family moved from her birthplace in Indiana to Jefferson County, Kansas, when she was five years old. She was one of six children… Continue reading On This Date: Death of Rachel Agnes “Aggie” Curry
Robert Beattie Cathcart was born on October 2, 1820, in Rocky Creek, South Carolina. He was my great great grandfather. Robert Beattie Cathcart was one of nine children born to John Cathcart (1789-1864) and Mary Harper (1789-1873), who were each born and raised in County Antrim, Ireland. The couple and their two small children immigrated… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Robert Beattie Cathcart