Back To Family Trees in 2019 with 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks
Week 5 ~ prompt ~ At The LibraryMany hours were spent 'At The Library' researching our Family Tree. Notes were written on backs of junk mail, notebook paper, envelopes and slips of paper. Letters were written revealing bits and pieces of information found 'At The Library'.
Mrs. G.W. Pittman, of Grandfalls, who only recently had come here for medical treatment, died very suddenly from organic heart trouble, at the Riggs Hotel, Saturday evening August 16th.
The remains were prepared for burial by Undertaker W.H. Bird, after which they were taken to Grandfalls, Sunday afternoon and interred in the cemetery at that place.
The funeral services were conducted by Reverand M.O. Williams, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which church the deceased was a devoted member.
A husband and two children, who reside in Grandfalls, are left to mourn her loss.
Obituary for Mrs. George Washington Pittman...Nancy Anne Carey Forkner Pittman. Born...April 23, 1854 in Monroe County Tennessee to John E. Carey and Ellen M. McAllister. Died...August 16th, 1918 at the age of 64 in Fort Stockton, Pecos County, Texas. Survived by husband George Washington Pittman and two children....who turned out to be granddaughters. This I knew from the 1910 Census that listed Maime 4 years and Tillie 1 year, and who at the time of Nancy's death would have been 12 and 9 years of age. Who and where was the Mother of these two granddaughters? Why weren't Nancy's SIX children she reported as having given birth to in the 1900 Census, listed as surviving her or preceeding her in death? Questions for another 52 Ancestors Week.
For now, the 'At The Library' Obituary Revelations!!
The Riggs Hotel where Nancy died had a special place in my life, too. As a former member of the Fort Stockton Historical Society and Board Member of the Annie Riggs Museum, I spent many hours there. What a special moment it was for me when I read that my Great Grandfather and Step-Great Grandmother had stayed there exactly 95 years ago to the day that I Microfiched the Obituary! I could hardly wait to get back to Fort Stockton and the Annie Riggs Museum to find their Signatures in the August 1918 Registry.
The remains were prepared for burial by Undertaker W.H. Bird, after which they were taken to
Grandfalls, Sunday afternoon and interred in the cemetery at that place.
That place being the Tamarisk Cemetery. Another Special Moment to realize that another of my Pittman Texas Ancestors can now be officially laid to rest with other Family Members including George Washington Pittman's Grandsons and Great Grandsons.
Nancy Anne Carey Forkner Pittman