Thursday, February 27, 2014

Passport Application - Katiebelle Duncan Swallow - 1924

Katiebelle Duncan Swallow, daughter of W. G. Duncan and Mary Hamilton, was born at McHenry 13 May 1879. Katiebelle married Isaac Franklin Swallow in Muhlenberg County, KY in 1905.  She applied for permission to travel to Great Britain, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Holland, and her daughter traveled with her.  Katiebelle died in Dallas, Texas 31 August 1960.  She was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY.


APPLICATION:
Name:  Katiebelle D. Swallow
Birth Date:  13 May 1879
Birth Place:  McHenry, Kentucky
Age:    44
Gender:  Female
Passport Issue Date:  19 Apr 1924
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Kansas City, Missouri
Spouse Name: Isaac F. Swallow
Spouse Birth Place:  Rockport, Indiana

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Passport Applications - Miss Willye A. Smith - 1918, 1920, and 1921

Miss Willye A. Smith, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Smith and Nancy Ellen Norris, was born at Hartford 7 August 1887.  Her first application states that she lives in Washington, DC and that she is employed by the Red Cross as a stenographer; the application is for permission to travel to the British Isles and France on behalf of the Red Cross.  Her second passport application, in 1920, states that she has lived in Paris since 1918, and she is employed by the Interallied Rhineland High Commission, American Department, as a stenographer, and that she temporarily lives in a hotel in Paris. The third application states that she remains employed by the Interallied Rhineland High Commission, American Department, but is now living in Coblenz, Germany.  The Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commission was created by the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919, to supervise the occupation of the Rhineland and "ensure, by any means, the security and satisfaction of all the needs of the Armies of Occupation". It came into being on 10 January 1920, when the treaty came into force. It was based in Coblenz.  The Commission lasted for 15 years.

Willye returned to Washington, DC in 1923 (age 35) and apparently never married; she died September 1976 in Washington.


APPLICATIONS:
Name:  Willye A. Smith
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1887
Birth Place: Hartford, Kentucky
Age: 30
Passport Issue Date: 10 Jul 1918
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Washington
Father Name: Thomas Jefferson Smith
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's Residence: Deceased

Name:  Miss Willye A. Smith
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1887
Birth Place: Hartford, KY
Age: 32
Passport Issue Date: 13 Mar 1920
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Hotel Wagram Paris,
Father Name: Thomas J. Smith
Father's Birth Location: Owensboro, KY
Father's Residence: Deceased

Name:  Miss Willye A. Smith
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1887
Birth Place: Hartford, Kentucky
Age: 34
Passport Issue Date: 7 Dec 1921
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Hartford, KY
Father Name: Thomas J Smith
Father's Birth Location: Terre Haute, Ind
Father's Residence: Deceased

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Passport Application - Frances Kissinger Shaw - 1918

Frances (Fanny) Kissinger Shaw, the daughter of Frank Kissinger, was born at Fordsville 20 February 1882.  She states that she left the United States in 1913 and that she now resides in Santiago, Chile. I have not been able to find the name of her husband or any information regarding her death.

Note: My friend and fellow Ohio County researcher, Janice Brown, emailed me with more information about Frances. Her parents were Sebastian Frank Kissinger (1837-1931) and Roseannah Slaughter (1845-1931). Frances was the 6th of 9 children (William B.; Rosa Belle; John A.; Andrew M.; Charles P.; Frances; Eliza M.; James Henry; and Ida).  I have not been able to identify her husband, other than Shaw being his surname.  Note that the Passport refers to a niece (Carmen) with the last name of Shaw.


APPLICATION:
Name:  Frances Kissinger Shaw
Birth Date: 20 Feb 1882
Birth Place: Fordsville
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Passport Issue Date: 3 Jun 1918
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Fordsville
Father Name:  Frank Kissinger
Father's Birth Location: New York City, New York
                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Passport Application - Miss Magdalene Rogers - 1922

Updated March 8, 2014 - obit of the daughter of Mary Magdalene Rogers:


Donna Nell, 73: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice. Published in The Californian (Temecula, CA) - Thursday, February 24, 2005. Deceased Name: Donna Nell, 73

MURRIETA -- Donna P. Nell, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at her home.

Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Long Beach, she was a homemaker for 50 years.

Mrs. Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Rogers Lane. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Ayala of Sacramento; sons Mike Ingels of Yuma, Ariz., and Scott Ingels of Ridgecrest; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory in Sun City. Interment at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Ky., is planned.

Miller-Jones is handling arrangements.

Author: North County Times and The Californian. Copyright (c) 2005 North County Times (Escondido, CA

Note: This item was originally posted 2/19/14 and, thanks to information received from S. L. Foster, was revised 2/23/14. My error was the father of Mary Magdalene Rogers. I originally used "Lon" and that was incorrect. There were twin brothers, "Lon" and "Fon" Rogers, and therein lies much confusion for researchers. Their given names were Alonzo and Alfonzo, so someone had a sense of humor. You will see an item about Lon Rogers and his passport application posted several items below. The following is corrected:

Miss Mary Magdalene Rogers, daughter of Alfonzo "Fon" Rogers and Ida Boyd Brown, was born at Hartford on 4 March 1901. She lived in Lexington with her family at the time of her application. She planned to travel to the British Isles, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France. Magdalene attended the University of Kentucky. She married Donald Phillips Lane and they had two daughters, Fonita Rogers Lane and Donna Patricia Lane; the Lane family lived in Long Beach, California where Mr. Lane was an attorney. Magdalene died 3 May 1982 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky and is buried in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky.


APPLICATION:
Name:  Miss Magdalene Rogers
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1901
Birth Place: Hartford, KY
Age: 21
Passport Issue Date: 2 May 1922
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Lexington, Kentucky
Father Name:  Fon Rogers
Father's Birth Location: Ohio Co, KY
Father's Residence: Lexington, Kentucky

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Passport Application - D. Katherine Rogers - 1923

D. Katherine Rogers, single, daughter of Joseph Blackburn Rogers and Alzin Barnett, was born 18 December 1892, in Hartford. At the time of her application Katherine was living in Chicago. Her father was from Cromwell and was a Baptist minister. She planned to travel to France and Italy. Katherine listed her occupation as YMCA Secretary. She died 12 July 1989 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.

Here is a biography of her father:

A Sesquicentennial History of the Green River Missionary Baptist Church 1836 - 1986, Written and Compiled by Wendell Holmes Rone, Sr.,For the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Church, 1987. By permission of author. Ohio County.
JOSEPH BLACKBURN ROGERS, the Fifteenth Pastor of the Green River Baptist Church, served from January, 1896, through January, 1897.  He was a direct descendant of Charter Members Jonathan Rogers (1781-1844) and Elizabeth (Ray) Rogers (1782-1862), his paternal great-grandparents.  His paternal grandparents were:  Joseph Blackburn Rogers (1811-1864) and Mary Ellen (Milton) Rogers (1818-1871).  His parents were:  James Milton Rogers (b. February 18, 1842 - d. June 21, 1914) and Josephine (Taylor)Rogers (b. August 16, 1843 - d. May 24, 1917). They are both buried in the Fordsville Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.  His father served in Company H, 3rd Regiment, Kentucky State Militia, during the Civil War.
     Brother Rogers was born on September 6th, 1867 in Cromwell, Ohio County, Kentucky, and died in Chicago, Illinois, on March 22, 1934.  He married Alzien Barnett on April 9, 1890 in Ohio COunty, Kentucky.  She had been born in Ohio County, Kentucky, on July 2, 1871, and died on December 6, 1951 in Champaign, Illinois. She was the daughter of Robert Emmet Barnett and Amanda Malvia (Phipps) Barnett.  They became the parents of four children, as follows: Jo Barnett Rogers (b. July 19, 1891 - d. March 4, 1919); Katherine Rogers (b. December 18, 1892 in Hartford, Kentucky); Ruth Rogers; and Alexander Rogers (b. October 6th, 1899).
     Brother Rogers probably became a Christian by 1890 and united by Christian Experience and Believer's Immersion with the Hartford Baptist Church.  By that Church he was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in October, 1895.  On January 15-16, 1896, at the request of the Mt. Zion Church he was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the Hartford Church. He began serving immediately, on a quarter-time basis, the Mt. Zion,Hartford, Green River and Slaty Creek Churches.  He later served the Salem Church, in Butler County.  The other Churches were in Ohio County.  In the latter part of 1897 he moved to Moweaqua, Illinois, where he was still active in 1900, according to Lasher's "Baptist Ministerial Directory."  He seems to have spent the remainder of his earthly life in Illinois.
APPLICATION:
Name:  D. Katherine Rogers
Birth Date:  18 Dec 1892
Birth Place:  Hartford, KY
Age: 30
Passport Issue Date: 2 May 1923
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Father Name: Joseph B. Rogers
Father's Birth Location: Cromwell, KY
Father's Residence: Chicago, Illinois

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Passport Application - Lon Rogers - 1921

Alonzo "Lon" Rogers, son of William Loyd Rogers and Magdalena James (Butler County), was born at Beaver Dam 6 July 1872. Lon had a twin brother named Alfonso. Lon and his wife, Jessie R. Rogers, applied for permission to travel to Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Scotland, Greece, and Gibraltar. He was living at Ashland, Boyd County, at the time of his application and he listed his occupation as a coal operator. Lon died 21 October 1946 in Boyd County. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg County.  Mr. & Mrs. Rogers established a trust to provide financial aid to students from Muhlenberg County to attend Centre College.


APPLICATION:
Name:  Lon Rogers
Birth Date:  6 Jul 1872
Birth Place:  Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Age:  48
Gender: Male
Passport Issue Date:  10 May 1921
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence:  Ashland, Kentucky
Spouse Name: Jessie R. 

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The home of Mr. & Mrs. Lon Rogers in Ashland, KY was built about 1920.  It was added to the National Register of Homes in 1979. The home includes early 20th century architecture with features representing the Italian Renaissance era. The home is located on Lexington Avenue. It includes beautiful gardens and has been featured in recent years for home and garden tours. 

http://www.irontontribune.com/2011/12/22/uniquely-home/
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/79003564.pdf


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Passport Application - Joseph H. Raley - 1921

Joseph (Jodie) Henry Raley, son of Joseph N. Raley and Anna Elizabeth Leach, was born at Beaver Dam (or Select) 11 May 1891. He was the last child born of eight children. His application for passport says he is employed as a tool dresser; that he is employed by the Mexican Eagle Oil Company, and that he applied for permission to travel to Mexico. Joseph married Geneva (last name unknown) about 1922. He died 23 May 1966 in San Luis Obispo, California and is buried in the West Side District Cemetery, Taft, Kern County, California

APPLICATION:
Name:  Joseph H. Raley
Birth Date: 11 May 1891
Birth Place: Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Age: 29
Passport Issue Date: 3 Feb 1921
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Whittier, California
Father Name: Joseph Raley
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's Residence: Deceased

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Passport Application - Albert Joy Rains - 1918 & 1920

Albert Joy Rains, son of Robert Houston Rains and Martha Evelyn Liles, was born at Rosine 24 September 1885, although he used various other dates in his four passport applications.  By 1910 he was living in New Orleans and his occupation was shown as oil driller for the Mexico Gulf Oil Company. His WWI Draft Registration (1918) shows that he is unmarried and lists his place of employment as Tampico, Mexico.  All of the passport applications mention Tampico, Mexico.  Albert died at Tampico, Mexico on 19 December 1951, at age 66.  His death certificate describes the following related individuals:  his widow, Carmen Flores Viuda de Rains; a sister, Mrs. Prosha McDowell, of Beaver Dam; and a niece, Reatha Nall, of Evansville, Indiana.


APPLICATIONS:
Name: Albert J. Rains
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1885
Birth Place: Rosine, Kentucky
Age: 33
Passport Issue Date: 30 Oct 1918
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Father Name: Robert H Rains
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's Residence: Rosine, Kentucky

Name:  Albert J. Raine (sic)
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1885
Birth Place: Rosine, Kentucky
Age: 33
Passport Issue Date: 21 Dec 1918
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Rosine, Kentucky
Father Name:  R. H. Raine
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's Residence: Rosine, Kentucky

Name:  Albert J Raines (sic)
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1895
Birth Place: Rosine, Kentucky
Age: 24
Passport Issue Date: 30 Jun 1920
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Rosine, KY
Father Name:  Robert H. Raines
Father's Birth Location: Rosine, KY
Father's Residence: Rosine, KY

Name:  Albert Joy Rains
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1882
Birth Place: Rosine, Ohio Co, Kentucky
Age: 37
Passport Issue Date: 7 Sep 1920
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Rosine, Kentucky
Father Name:  Robert Houston Rains
Father's Birth Location: Rosine, Ohio Co, KY
Father's Residence: Rosine, Ohio Co, KY

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 Report of Death: