Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Guest - Marla Hathhorn
Marla Hathhorn has been so gracious to share two funeral cards with the Funeral Cards and Genealogy blog. She agreed to appear as a guest and has provided wonderful information about her funeral card collection.
"The funeral cards of William Redmond 1860-1930 and William Redmond 1825-1910 belonged to my grandmother Lavina Redmond Israel, who lived in her own home until her death at the age of 102. The two William Redmonds were her father (see prior post) and grandfather. My grandmother had given the cards to me many years ago as she knew I was very interested in the family history.
Even though I have been researching both my and my husband's family trees for over 25 years, these are the only two funeral cards I have found, so they are very special to me.
William Redmond was born in Ireland in 1825. His parents John & Mary Redmond brought their 5 children to America in May 1847 fleeing the Irish Potato Famine. William married and raised five children, including his son William Andrew Redmond. The elder William's life took him from Ireland to Oklahoma where he died, while his son William lived his entire life in a ten mile area around Wathena, Kansas.
Thank you ~ Marla Hathhorn"