Sandi Gorin put this on her S. Central KY list, but it could apply
to any list. If anyone wants to send Gracie Stover (ggracie(a)feist.com)
obits of their Bowles/Boles/Boales/Bouls etc. ancestors, she would probably
gladly post them to her Web page on our Bowles ancestors. I'm taking the
liberty of saying this without asking her first, because my server has been
very touchy and flighty the last few days, and I have to send any messages
out in a narrow window of opportunity...Gracie, what do you think about
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 16:29:17 -0500
From: Sandi Gorin <sgorin(a)glasgow-ky.com>
As a lot of you know, thru the efforts of Nancy Trice and Pam Durey, each
county in the US now has the availibility of a message board where we can
post obituaries. Not all counties have found people to do the data entry,
but we are well represented at least.
I post daily to Barren, Metcalfe, Monroe, Cumberland, Hart, Edmonson, Allen
and Warren Counties if there are obits in our local paper. Edmonson and
Allen do not have boards set up yet so I post to a list called SCKyObits
until someone gets a board going.
There are almost 400 obits on the Barren Co board and on the other
counties, there are a LOT. Several of you on this list post hundreds to
Monroe and Metcalfe, Hart, etc.
I am going to challenge you to post obits on your family members who died
in this area, or in KY. Below is a sample post that I made a few days ago:
Name: William Earl Matthews
Residence: Glasgow, KY
Died: Sunday, 23 August 1998, T J Samson Hospital, 87.
Born: Barren Co KY
Son of: Wesley Clark and Alice Mathews Matthews
Church: East Main Street Church of Christ
Occupation: Retired from Pace Rock Quarry.
Wife: Audrey Matthews
Son: Billy Matthews, Shepherdsville,KY
Daughter: Betty Cary, Louisville, KY
Grandchildren: Jimmy Cary, Anita Cary Green, Melinda Matthews Hurst and
Michael Shane Matthews.
5 great-grandchildren, 3 nephews, one niece.
Cousin: Verda Mae Bowles
Preceded in death by:
Brothers: Clark and James Robert Matthews
Sister; Ethel Petty
Services: 2 pm Tuesday, 25 August 1998, A F Crow & Son Funeral Home, burial
Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.
Glasgow Daily Times, Monday, 24 August 1998, p. 4.
I show the newspaper if I have the name and date, if I don't know the
source, I so indicate in the last line. It's quick and easy.
If you have obituaries of your family - I encourage you to post them. I am
giving the URL of the Barren Co page below. Click on one of the obits and
you will see how the page looks. All you have to do is enter your name,
email address (if you so desire) and enter all the names that are mentioned
in the obit (except funeral home names). The subject is in all caps, the
rest with initial caps.
If you'd like to do this and don't have web access, type them up and send
them to me - I'll cut and paste them to the page. They don't have to be
recent obits - I'm posting some that are a hundred years old.
To see other counties, just type the county name you want in place of
Barren and hit return. For Allen and Cumberland type SCKy (small y).
Here is the URL for Barren Co:
Sandi Gorin - A Kentucky Colonel
BARREN CO WEBSITE: http://ww4.choice.net/~jimphp/barrenco/
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