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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Jenny got this adorable photo of Brett and Ryan on Christmas  Eve. She took it with her iPhone. Something about little boys makes me think "messy" so sometimes my digital scrapbook pages using their pictures tend to represent "messy". I love this picture and the look on their faces.



Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Funny - What Has Become Obsolete In Our Lifetime

Friday Funny is a daily blogging prompt at Geneabloggers.com suggested by Jennie Pak of They Came to Montana.

Here are some things that I thought of that are now nearly obsolete just in my lifetime:

Stereo cabinets, those pieces of furniture that held 2 speakers, a AM/FM radio and turntable



Large "entertainment centers" that held those big deep TVs




The BIG TV




Console TV




Jalousie windows




Fax machines

Notebook day planner

Rolodex

Binders (I used to use notebooks a lot for organzing but now I use digital notebooks)

Film camera, film, negatives, film development

Road maps

Wind up clocks and wristwatches

Newspapers (Everything is on the Internet for free now.)

Printed magazines (You can download them to your tablet.)

Rotary dial telephones

Pay phones and phone booths

VCRs

Reel-to-reel, 8 track tapes and Cassette tapes and players

Phonebooks (Why do we still get these printed books when we can Google it?)

Paying bills using checks and stamps

Boomboxes

AM radio

Electric typewriters and word processors (It's all computer now, baby!)

Game Arcades (We play video games at home now.)

Dot matrix printers/ dot matrix printer tables

Bag phones and car phones (the original cell phones)






Music stores (You can download digital music from the Internet, there isn't much need for an actual store.)

Video rental stores (You can download digital movies from the Internet and you have cable/satellite with premium movie channels, although I think we will see that go obsolete too as we move more towards digital download.)

Cook books

Encyclopedias and other reference books

Bible reference source books (It's much easier to do Bible study digitally.)

Pacman, Pong, those first one dimensional video games.

Pagers
 



Keypunch data entry




Computer tape spools, 5 1/4 floppy disks and 3 1/2 floppy disks




Cars without air conditioning or seat belts

The belt machine that shook the fat off you




Mimeograph machine (I had to use one at my first secretarial job.)




Typewriter

Word Processor

Briefcases (I mean, everything can be saved on the cloud and opened on a laptop at any time, any where. No need to cart files back and forth in a briefcase in order to do work at home.)

Can you think of other things that have become obsolete in our lifetime? Please comment.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thriller Thursday - The Murder Of Luther Martin Burleson

Thriller Thursday is a daily blogging prompt on Geneabloggers.com used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them through words and pictures during Thriller Thursday. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at Gene Notes.

Luther Martin Burleson (aka Luther Martin Burleyson) was born 6/20/1902 in Stanly County, NC to William Cornelius Burleson (aka William Cornelius Burleyson, "Neal" Burleson) and Mary Catherine Boone (aka Kate Boone).


1910 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : T624_1125 ; Page : 11B ; Enumeration District : 0119 ; Image : ; FHL microfilm : 1375138 k Lines 68-77, "Cornelius Burleyson" sic
Cornelius Burleyson, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1869), 1st marriage, married 22 yrs (DOM 1888), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer general farm, Can read and write
Mary K Burleyson, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1870), 1st marriage, married 22 yrs (DOM 1888), 9 children with 8 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm, Cannot read or write
Jonah Burleyson, Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm, Can read and write
Cromer Burleyson, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm, Can read and write
Annie B. Burleyson, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Macon Burleyson, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1899), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Bertie Burleyson, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1901), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Luther Burleyson, Son, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1903), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Victoria Burleyson, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Flave Burleyson, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC



1920 U.S. Census of Endy,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  T625_1323 ; Page : 7A ; Enumeration District :  139 ; Image :  164 , Lines 19-30, "W.C. Burleyson" sic
W.C. Burleyson, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1868), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer general farm
Mary C. Burleyson, Wife, 54 yrs old, Married, Cannot read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
J.C. Burleyson, Son, 28 yrs old (DOB 1892), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Cromer Burleyson, Son, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
M.A. Burleyson, Son, 21 yrs old (DOB 1899), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Bertie Burleyson, Daughter, 20 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer drug store
Luther Burleyson, Son, 18 yrs old (DOB 1902), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer cotton mill
Victoria Burleyson, Daughter, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Flave Burleyson, Son, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908),  Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Belle Carrier, Daughter, 23 yrs old (DOB 1897), Widowed, Can read and write,  Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Claude Carrier, Grandson, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sanford Carrier, Grandson, 3 yrs 8/12 mos old (DOB 1916), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC" sic


1930 U.S. Census of Endy, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : 1721 ; Page : 7A ; Enumeration District : 8 ; Image : 593.0 ; FHL microfilm : 2341455 , Lines 14-16, "Cornelius Burleson"
Cornelius Burleson, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 63 yrs old (DOB 1867), Married at age 18 yrs old (DOM 1885), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Mary C. Burleson, Wife, F, W, 65 yrs old (DOB 1865), Married at age 20 yrs old, Cannot read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Luther Burleson, Son, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

Luther's older brother, Jonah Richardson Burleson (aka Jonah Richardson Burleyson, Jonah Richard Burleson, Jonah Richard Burleyson) had married Mary Elizabeth Howard and they had a son named Richard Nelson Burleson (aka Richard Nelson Burleyson). Nelson Burleson was born 8/8/1918 in Stanly County, NC.

Luther Martin Burleson died on 10/26/1931 at the age of 29 yrs old with a gunshot wound to the head. According to his death certificate he was shot by his nephew on 10/24/1931.  At first it was reported as an accident. But, later, 13 year old Nelson Burleson was arraigned on murder charges. It seems his father was with the two and may be why it was reported as an accident at first.

NC Death Certificate #416, Registration District #84-21, Certificate #243, Luther Martin Burleson, DOD 10/26/1931 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Male, White, Single, DOB 6/20/1902 in Stanly County, NC, 29 yrs, 4 mos, 22 days old
Occupation: Farmer
Father: W.C. Burleson, born in Stanly County, NC
Mother: Catherine Boone, born in Stanly County, NC
Informant: (blank)
DOD 10/26/1931 at 11pm
Cause of death: Gunshot wound through head, probably accidental, case pending in court Accident happened at home, gunshot wound by nephew (13 yrs old) Homicide
Buried: 10/26/1931 at Pleasant Grove

Burleson Wounded
Albemarle Man In Dangerous Condition-Was Shot Accidentally
Special to Daily News
Albemarle, Oct 24 - Luther Burleson lies in Yadkin hospital tonight dangerously wounded as the result of a rifle shot which was accidentally fired into the back of his head about noon today.
Burleson, about 28, was riding on a load of hay with his nephew when the nephew (Nelson Burleson) accidentally knocked a rifle on the hay in such a manner that it fired the bullet that lodged in Burleson's head. The extent of his injuries has not been learned.

May Re-Open Suit
Attorneys Want Boy's Trial Moved to Juvenile Court
Albemarle, Dec 4 - (AP) Attorneys for 13 year old Nelson Burleson who is charged with killing his uncle after a quarrel over a watermelon October 24 today moved to reopen the case. They cited the defendant's age and argued the case should be remanded to juvenile court.
The board was bound to Superior Court Monday when probably cause was found in Stanly County recorder's court. Albert Eudy, a witness at the arraignment, said Nelson came to his house a short while before the shooting and said his Uncle, Luther Burleson, whipped him after a quarrel over a watermelon. Eudy reported Nelson said he was going to shoot the man. Luther Burleson was shot to death as he and his nephew, with Jonah Burleson - Nelson's father - were riding on a load of hay near here.

I don't have any more information about this tragic incident but I found Nelson Burleson in the 1940 U.S. Census serving time in Cabarrus County NC State Prison Camp. According to this census, he was still living in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC in 1935 so he must have entered the prison sometime between 1936-1940. It also states that he is married. He married Inez Leonard.


1940 U.S. Census of Cabarrus County NC Prison Camp, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2882; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 13-22, Line 32, "Nelson Burleson"
Nelson Burleson, Prisoner, M(ale), W(hite), 21 yrs old (DOB 1919), Married, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC in 1935, Inst


William Cornelius and Mary Catherine Boone Burleson had a large family of 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls. Their first child, Arthur Burleson, died as an infant. Luther's death was the next death in the family that I'm aware of. Most of the children scattered. You can see my post on this family at Mary Catherine Boone and William Cornelius Burleson post.

William Cornelius Burleson died 1/10/1935 in Stanly County, NC of "creeping paralysis". Mary Catherine "Kate" Boone Burleson died 5/29/1950 in Stanly County, NC. They are buried at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Frog Pond, Stanly County, NC with Arthur Burleson (their infant son) and Luther Martin Burleson.

Jonah Richardson Burleson, Nelson's father, died 7/24/1963 Wadesboro, Anson County, NC in a tragic truck collision. He was working as a produce salesman and the accident occurred while he was working, evidently driving a produce truck. He died of head injuries at the age of 70 yrs old. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Howard Burleson, Nelson's mother died 9/7/1982 in Stanly County, NC.

What happened to Nelson Burleson after he got out of prison? What I know comes from his death certificate. He died 12/21/1970 in the Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC. He was evidently living in Eden, Rockingham County, NC with his wife, Inez Leonard Burleson, at the time. He also died of a tragic accident. A rock pile fell on him. He lasted 5 days but died of kidney and liver failure, shock, blood loss, fractured pelvis, ruptured bladder and collapsed lung. He was only 52 yrs old. He was buried at the Fairview Cemetery, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC.

NC Death Certificate #42612, Registration District #4195, Local #1546, Richard Nelson Burleson, DOD 12/21/1970 in Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC
Usual Residence: Center Church Rd, Eden, Rockingham County, NC
Male, White, Married to Inez Leonard, DOB 8/8/1918 in NC, 52 yrs old
Occupation: Water and Sewer Dept of the city of Eden
Father: Jonah R. Burleson, Mother: Mary Elizabeth Howard, Informant: Mrs. Inez L. Burleson, Center Church Rd, Eden, NC
DOD 12/21/1970 at 6pm
Cause of death: Accident when rock pile fell on him, renal and hepatic failure* (duration 5 days), due to shock, due to blood loss, other conditions Fx pelvis**, ruptured bladder, pneumothorax***
Buried: 12/23/1970 in Fairview Memorial, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
*Kidney and liver failure
**Fractured pelvis
***A pneumothorax (noo-mo-THOR-acks) is a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the space between your lungs and chest wall. This air pushes on the outside of your lung and makes it collapse. In most cases, only a portion of the lung collapses. A pneumothorax can be caused by a blunt or penetrating chest injury, certain medical procedures involving your lungs or damage from underlying lung disease.

His death certificate did not indicate that the accident happened at work.

I was not able to find Inez Leonard Burleson after his death. She may have remarried. If anyone has any further sourced information about this family, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com .



Wednesday, January 09, 2013

California Avocado Chicken Salad


California Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy Dressing:
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons thinly-sliced celery
2 Tablespoons thinly-sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Salad:

2 cooked 6 oz. chicken breasts, chopped
1 4-oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 cups fresh bean sprouts, rinsed, dried
8 large lettuce leaves, washed, dried
1 ripe California avocado, sliced

Serves 4
Combine all ingredients. Set aside.  Combine chicken breast, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts with creamy
dressing; toss lightly. Line salad plates with lettuce leaves and place avocado slices on top. Scoop chicken salad over avocado.  Garnish with fresh herb sprigs if desired. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Brett Helping Grandma Naomi Bake Christmas Cookies

Our niece, Jenny, and her husband, Kyle, have 2 little boys. Brett is 4 years old and little Ryan is 7 months old. Kyle is in the Air Force and a recruiter in Illinois. His large family lives there so they are pretty close and Jenny has help with the children. I'm very thankful that she has his family there and that they have accepted her into their fold and watch out for her and the boys. Kyle's parents, Naomi and Matt, had 6 children of their own and have about 15 or 16 grandchildren so Naomi is a pro with little kids. Naomi taught Jenny how to make her Christmas cookies this year. Jenny brought some of them home when she brought the boys for a Christmas visit a couple of weeks before Christmas. She had packaged them so beautifully and they were so good that it could have come from a gourmet bakery. Jenny snapped a photo of Brett and one of his many cousins, Zane, as they "helped" Grandma Naomi and Jenny baking Christmas cookies and I had to do a digital scrapbook page of it. His little cousin, Zane, was covered in flour! I thought Brett would get a kick out of the expressions on the half eaten gingerbread men.


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