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Eunice May Allen born 15 Oct 1904 Wattsburg, Erie, PA died 9 Dec 1976 El Cajon, San Diego, CA-daughter of Herbert Jay Allen (1874-1924) & Pearl Eugenia Butler (1877-1957)
Tom and Gracie are the parents of Harold Smith whom was married to Belvadora Blackburn. Together they had a daughter Loretha Smith, my husband's late mother.
Roland Edward Cecil was born November 27, 1867 in Union County, Kentucky and died February 2, 1940 in Christian, Union County, Kentucky.
Occupation : Farmer & Blacksmith
Burial : 1940 in St. Vincent Catholic Church, Union Co., Kentucky
Father: William Alexander T. Cissell was born March 1, 1817 in Nelson County, Kentucky and died February 2, 1880 in Kentucky.
Mother: Harriett Lucinda Lanham (alias "Aunt Fanny") was born November 26, 1832 in Union County, Kentucky and died 1882 in Kentucky.
I believe that the woman is Ellen Brooks, a sister of my paternal grandmother
Ellen was the daughter of Mary Queer Brooks Skiles. Her husband's name would be Harmon Skiles. Ellen was born in Maryland in 1869. Mary was born in Somerset County, PA in 1831. Harmon was born in about 1817. The photo looks like it was taken about 1890.
Harmon and Mary moved from Pittsburg PA about 1880 to Hamilton County NE. Then they moved from NE to Rice County, KS about 1885 where both a buried. In the 1880 census Ellen Brooks was 11 years old. Her father was Samuel Brooks b about 1804 and died in about 1869 probably in MD.
This photo was in a "Mother's Box" of cards and letters kept by my Grandmother Elizabeth Brooks Mendenhall Whetstone Mendenhall who died in 1940 in Central City, NE.
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