||Charles Granade Colyer, b. 8 Aug 1832, Pulaski Co., Kentucky , d. 11 Apr 1910, Somerset, Ky |
||Louisa Jane Meece, b. 21 Aug 1842, Pulaski Co., Kentucky , d. 13 Jan 1931, Somerset, Ky |
||14 Jul 1861
||Pulaski Co., Kentucky (shotgun wedding ?)
- From Mrs. Sherrie White, Fort Worth Texas: 7/3/03
I remember Mama telling me that my Pawpaw (Charles G. Colyer II) taught
school in Kentucky in a one-room school house. She had a handbell that he
used to call the children to school with and a photo of his class. I don't
know exactly where the picture is right now, but I will look for it. Also,
the bell used to be in Mama's cedar chest, but when we were cleaning out the
house after both of our parent's deaths, we couldn't find the bell. We
don't know what happened to it. We were all very upset about that, because
we all had heard about the history behind it and wanted to keep it. We
think our Dad may have taken it out at some time and lost it or gave it
away. He suffered from dementia before his death. Anyway, Mama said that
Pawpaw also taught here in Texas after he moved here. He taught in a small
community west of Fort Worth, but I don't know which one or if it is still
there. I do have a wooden box that he ordered from the Baker Chocolate Co.
to show his students what cocoa beans looked like! After teaching for a
time, he started working for the Rock Island R.R. Co. I believe he worked
there until he retired. He and Granny lived on the next street over from
ours and we would walk over to their house.
They are both buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Ft. Worth, but I
have never seen their graves. My mother never took us there to see them. I
didn't know about Sam's child dying here. I suppose it is possible that he
could be buried at Mount Olivet too. Hopefully, we can find out. I think
it is interesting that teaching was so prevalent in the Colyer family. I
too was a teacher. I taught first grade for several years, then quit to
start my family. After that, I didn't have the desire to go back to it. I
recently found out that Granny and Pawpaw's graves had no markers or
gravestones. I don't know the reason for this, but my brother found this
out when they were there a couple of years ago for another funeral and
decided to look them up. They were instructed where to go to find the
graves, but were astonished to find no gravestones. We would like to change
that in the future.
- [S14494] Alice Colyer Gala.
Date of Import: Sep 19, 1998
- [S27813] ColyerV2.FTW.
Date of Import: Sep 30, 1998
- [S05088] Collierj.ftw--Tim Jeffries, Cincinnati OH, Tim Jeffries, Cincinnatti OH.
Date of Import: Aug 6, 1998
- [S01737] Richard Curtis files.
- [S30540] Sam Colyer fAmily bible.