Martha Freelove Taylor and two unknown children

Martha Freelove Taylor and two unknown children

Martha Freelove Taylor is the youngest little girl in the centre. The other two children are probably her older siblings. She was born 1 Nov 1880 in Searcy County, Arkansas.

Her mother's maiden name Moody. Father died in his early 20's. Raised by grandfather. Known cousin Ancy B. Taylor Cotton b. Feb 1886.

Martha married first Ray Goodwin abt 1900, married 2nd James Johnson Wishard abt 1907. Moved to Canada in 1916. Martha went totally blind at age 35. She died 3 Nov 1966 in Vancouver, BC Canada.

I descend from her 3rd daughter Blanche Wishard. Blanche's 2nd daughter Agnes Grace Hawkenson was my mother.

Submitted by Andrea Olsen, great granddaughter, White Rock. BC, Canada

Blanche Wishard

My mother Lena Smith grew up and was friends with Blanche Wishard in the Byng school area (Sask.)Both families homesteaded in that area. My great Uncle Fred Stevenson was married to Della Wishard.

I have also seen The 1910 usa census record for a Stepson of the Wishard family listed as Ray Goodwin from Martha's first marriage.

In the late 1950's when I was 4 or 5 I can remember Blanche and I think it was Susan (about my age) staying at our house for several weeks prior to moving to BC. Always wondered what happened to them.

I now know that Blanche past away in 2004.

I believe Susan was Blanche's youngest daughter and would now be in here late 50's or early 60's.

Gordon Neish

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