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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Albert H. Slesser and Ida Washer, 1899

Albert H. Slesser, of Carrsville, Kentucky, and Ida Washer, of Livingston County, Kentucky, were married on 7 February 1899[1]. This was the second marriage for both bride and groom. The ceremony was officiated by B. A. Brandon, in Carrsville. The marriage bond reports the ages of Ida and Albert were 38 and 48, respectively. Scanned images of the marriage certificate and bond follow.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thompson and Robertson Property Sale to Ruby Hefley, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, 1961

In this warranty deed[1], Aimee W. Thompson and Hallie D. Robertson, grantors, convey the property at 1980 Young Ave., Shelby County, Memphis, Tennessee, to Ruby Hefley, grantee, on 23 June 1961. Images of the deed and commentary follow:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Affidavit of Heirship by Essie Gwartney, Memphis, TN, 1961

In this Affidavit of Heirship[1], Mrs. Essie Gwartney makes a sworn and notarized statement, dated 16 June 1961, that she knew the decedent Ida B. Slesser for 81 years and Ida's only children are Aimee W. Thompson and "Hattie" D. Robertson.  An image of the affidavit and commentary follow:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Ida B. Slesser (1861-1935)

Ida B. Slesser died on 5 January 1935[1] and was laid to rest the following day at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.[2] A gravestone with a brief inscription marks her burial location. Commentary follows the photo image:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sympathy Saturday - Passing of Ida B. Slesser, 1935, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN

A death certificate[1] reported the passing of Ida B. Slesser in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 5 January 1935. Information on the certificate was supplied by Mrs. J. L. Robertson, Ida's daughter, and Shields Abernathy, the attending physician. An image of the certificate and commentary follow: