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  1. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    This is a picture of my great grandpa & grandma. His name was John & hers was Frances. John was a farmer & woodworker. My mom has a rocking chair he made & also some kitchen chairs. They are as solid now as the day he made them. She said they were never allowed near his shop as kids. He died at the age of 92 or 93. He had broken his hip & became bedridden & died of pneumonia. Not sure when Frances died, it was before him. My mom didn't know her. She said her grandpa & his brother used to talk in German a lot & they would get so mad because they didn't know what they were saying. He also used to catch them around the neck with his cane teasing them. I wish I could step back in time & meet him & her.

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    Here are photos of my grandfather, Charles Thompson, and Wind In Her Hair's great grandmother, Texas Chance. The photos were taken around the turn of the century during the time they worked for the Buffalo Bill Wild West show. Yes, they both worked at the same place, but we are not sure if it was at the same time. We often wonder if they knew each other.

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    Love your picture - I especially enjoy old farm or garden pictures!

    This is my great-grandfather Samuel Moore, who was a Civil War veteran, left partially blind and deaf from typhoid. We are unsure whether this is great-grandma, or his second wife because the picture was undated :-( He died in 1905.

    Would have like to have met him too, his parents were born in Ireland but we haven't been able to find out anything else, except for a possible name - nothing further....

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  5. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't that be neat to know?? Maybe they brought you two together. :D
     
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    My great grandparents on my mother's side: Alvin Elmer Caudle (1889 - 1953) and Mary Francis Ingles Caudle. I never knew my great grandfather as he died in a dynamite explosion. My great grandmother lived to be 105 and I remember her very well. She was a sweet, quiet woman and we all loved her dearly.

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    It wouldn't surprise me at all since we were brought together in a strange, mysterious way which we consider a miracle.
     
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    Wow, I cannot believe those pictures! I read your prior story and this only makes it more amazing. Your wife even has her grandmother's beautiful hair.
     
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    Ravenlost he looks so young in that picture. Any idea how old he was? That is so neat that she lived to be 105. The stories she could tell, I am sure.
     
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    I believe he was in his early 20s then...very early 20s. Here's what a distant cousin remembered about him:

    1. He became a school teacher at a very young age (in those days a person could take a state test and be certified to teach) and was my mother’s first teacher.

    2. He and his father (my grandfather) built the second house in which the Caudle family lived. (I have a small photo of the house which burned years after my grandparents moved off the farm into Brilliant.) They turned the older house into a store to serve the community. Evidently, they were real entrepreneurs because they not only had a community store but they also had the community telephone switchboard at their farmhouse.

    3. He could do almost anything “with his hands” as the saying goes. Specifically, I remember:

    a. The well at his and Aunt Frances’s house – he enclosed it with a porch that he added to the back of the house so the family wouldn’t have to go out into the cold to draw water.

    They had five kids...four girls and a boy. The boy was my maternal grandfather.

    b. The chute that he built on the side of their house so he could fill it with wood for the fireplace and retrieve the wood from inside the house.

    c. The broken hour hand on Grandma Caudle’s mantle clock which he re-created from the lid of a snuff box.

    d. The design work he did, especially the school known as Sunny Home which is still in use today as a community center.

    4. Sadly, I remember the day that Uncle Hollis came to our house to tell us that Uncle Alvin had been killed in an accident.