Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Strong Women, Ora and Ola (c1960)


Ora Alberta (Blanton) Perkins with daughter Ola Mae (Perkins) Hogan, most likely taken at farmhouse near Linden, Cass County, Texas. c1960. Photograph. Privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010.

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Tombstone Tuesday - Sidney and Ora Perkins (1957,1963)


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Berryman Family Headstone, Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, TX




Berryman Family Headstone, Section E, Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 26 Mar 2010

Burials: William Marsden Berryman; Sarah Hazlehurst Berryman; Otway Hazlehurst Berryman; Blanche Warren Berryman; Robert L. Berryman; Mary Ethel Wolf Berryman; Cecil Calvert Berryman; Catherine Berryman Hall. 


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Lois Warren Judson, Violin


Lois Warren Judson, violin. Location unknown. c1905-1925. Photograph. Privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010

Are there any musicians out there? Do you think it is a violin in the photo or a viola?

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Wordless Wednesday: Lois Warren Judson, Tampico (1953)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Sarah Hazlehurst Berryman (1935)




Headstone: Sarah Hazlehurst Berryman (1857-1935), Section E, Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 26 Mar 2010

Parents: Dr. Robert & Catherine (Deviman) Hazlehurst
Husband: William Marsden Berryman
Children: Otway Hazlehurst Berryman; Marsden Berryman; Louise Berryman; Marie Berryman; Robert L. Berryman; Catherine D. Berryman Hall; Cecil Calvert Berryman.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Herstoryan's Hearth: Chronicles of Chicora Wood, part 2 (1922)



Excerpt from: Pringle, Elizabeth W. Allston. Chronicles of Chicora Wood. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1922. Image: "Chicora Wood," photograph by Amelia M. Watson, p244. Digitized by Google Books. Retrieved 29 May 2010.


Her father took second place always in her narrative, though he was a most delightful companion - very clever and full of wit, a great reader, and it was his habit to read aloud in the evenings, while the family sat around the fire, each one with some appointed task. The elder girls sewed, while all the children had their baskets of cotton to pick, for in those days the gin had not been invented and the seed had to be carefully picked from the cotton by hand! It would seem a weary task to us, but they regarded it as a game, and ran races as to who should pick the most during the long winter evenings while my grandfather read Milton, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, and other masters of literature. When one contrasts those evenings, those influences on the minds of children with the amusements and diversions deemed necessary to the young of the present day, one does not wonder at the pleasure loving race we are becoming.



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Murray Heller Warren, (c.1877)


Murray Heller Warren, Portrait. Tintype Photograph. c. 1877, most likely taken near Spartansburg, Crawford County, PA or near Corry, Erie County, PA. Privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - William Marsden Berryman (1925)


Headstone: William Marsden Berryman (1849-1925), Section E, Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 26 Mar 2010

Spouse: Sarah Hazlehurst Berryman
Children: Otway Hazlehurst Berryman; Marsden Berryman; Louise Berryman; Marie Berryman; Robert L. Berryman; Catherine D. Berryman Hall; Cecil Calvert Berryman. 
  • 1849 - Born 23 May in Norfolk, Virginia [WWI Draft Registration of son Cecil]
  • 1880 - Age 31 - Residence - Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia; Ticket Agent R.R. [Census]
  • 1900 - Age 51 - Residence - Justice Precinct 8, Port Bolivar, Galveston, Texas; Asst. Lighthouse Keeper [Census]
  • 1910 - Age 61 - Residence - 1710 Jackson Street, Houston, Ward 3, Harris, Texas; Asst. Cash. Oil Company [Census]
  • 1920 - Age 71 - Residence - 2404 Morgan Street, Houston, Ward 4, Harris, Texas; Clerk, Oil Company [Census]
  • 1925 - Age 75 - Died 25 Feb, Houston, Harris, Texas. Buried Forest Park Cemetery (Lawndale), Houston, Texas. [Texas Death Index; Headstone]
Sources:
  • Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Registration Location: Harris County, Texas; Roll  1953726; Draft Board: 4. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm. [Cecil Calvert Berryman]
  • Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Year: 1880; Census Place: Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia; Roll  T9_149; Family History Film: 1254149; Page: 47.2000; Enumeration District: 56; Image: 0097. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. [William Berryman]
  • Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Galveston, Texas; Roll  T623_1637; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 146. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. [Wm M Berhman]
  • Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Year: 1910; Census Place: Houston Ward 3, Harris, Texas; Roll  T624_1560; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 883. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. [W M Berryman]
  • Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Year: 1920;Census Place: Houston Ward 4, Harris, Texas; Roll  T625_1814; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 75; Image: 9. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. [William M Berryman]
  • Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit. [William M Berryman]

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Herstoryan's Hearth: Good Housekeeping (1907)


Excerpt from: Russell, Henry B. . "Unchanged from Colony Days." Good Housekeeping July 1907: 513-518. Google Books. Web. 6 June 2010.

Housekeeping according to the usual conception of it, is that estimable art which, by contributing in various effective ways to neatness, order, coziness, and unobtrusive elegance, produces the choicest type of a home. The word housekeeping, however may have another significance seldom used or thought of, for the good reason that the precise conditions to which it is applicable are extremely rare, at least in this country, where the rapid development of a rather migratory people has been attended by frequent moving days and constant casting aside of the old for the new. Housekeeping, in this other and rarer significance means, not simply keeping a house neat, orderly, cozy and elegant, but keeping it just as it has been kept for over a hundred years, and keeping in it, in the same places, and using daily, those things which have been used by the family for a century, some of them for over two centuries.
It applies only to that house in which every day the grandmother of today sits down to the same dining table at which her grandparents sat when they came into the house not long after their honeymoon trip of over a century ago, and, indeed, sits in the very same chairs that they sat in and the same that their ancestors sat in a century before that, or in those early colonial times when those who battled with the hard conditions of life either made great characters or died young. This kind of housekeeping therefore is that which not only keeps a house as it ought to be kept, but keeps it as it has always been kept.



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Catherine Berryman Hall (1950)




Headstone: Catherine Berryman Hall (1895-1950), Section E, Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 26 Mar 2010

Parents: William Marsden & Sarah (Hazlehurst) Berryman
Spouse: Frank Hall

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Herstoryan's Hearth: Chronicles of Chicora Wood (1922)


Excerpt from: Pringle, Elizabeth W. Allston. Chronicles of Chicora Wood. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1922. Digitized by Google Books. Retrieved 29 May 2010.


I just love how she put that into words.....


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Cecil Calvert Berryman (1952)


Headstone: Cecil Calvert Berryman, 1897-1952, Section E, Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 26 Mar 2010


Spouse: Kathleen Gertrude Oliver Berryman
  • 1897 - Born 16 August, Port Bolivar, Texas [WWI Draft Registration]
  • 1900 - Age 3 - Residence - Justice Precinct 8, Galveston, Texas [Census]
  • 1910 - Age 13 - Residence - Houston, Ward 3, Harris, Texas [Census]
  • 1918 - Age 21 - Residence - 2404 Morgan Street, Houston, Texas; Employer: Kirby Lumber Company, First National Bank Building, Houston, Texas [WWI Draft Registration] 
  • 1920 - Age 23 - Residence - Houston, Ward 4, Harris, Texas [Census]
  • 1930 - Age 33 - Residence - Morgan Street, Houston, Harris, Texas [Census]
Sources
  • Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Registration Location:  Harris County,  Texas; Roll   1953726; Draft Board:  4. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  • Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Galveston, Texas; Roll  T623_1637; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 146. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Year: 1910; Census Place: Houston Ward 3, Harris, Texas; Roll  T624_1560; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 883. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1920;Census Place: Houston Ward 4, Harris, Texas; Roll  T625_1814; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 75; Image: 9. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. 
  • Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Year: 1930; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll  2348; Page: 42A; Enumeration District: 99; Image: 1089.0. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.