Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday's Stories, 52 Ancestor Weeks, Week # 32, Anna Ellen Lashbrook Holt

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This is week 32 of my participation Amy Johnson Crow's, once a week challenge to blog about one ancestor a week, tell their story, biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on that one ancestor. More about the challenge can be found at her Blog, No Story Too Small.

Anna Ellen Lashbrook was born November 11, 1922. Church records from St. Louis Parish, Kansas City, Missouri indicate that Anna was adopted. The sponsors for her baptism were John R. and Catherine Lewis, the priest was P. J. Downey.  Anna was christened at the Records of St. Louis Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 1922.  It should be noted that this information was shared with me by another Lashbrook researcher, Michelle, and I do not have copies of the record.  Anna was raised by George William Lashbrook and his wife Gussie Rebbecca (or Rebaka) Hilton.

Little else has been found on Anna's life, marriages, children.  We do find a headstone at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  It is my opinion, at this time, that this is her headstone. The headstone is in the same area as her parents, George and Gussie.  On the headstone is also inscribed the name, Christy Franklin.  It is believed that Christy may be a grandchild.  Nothing more is known about Christy.

I took a photo of the headstone when I personally visited the cemetery a number of years ago.

I recently discovered a memorial for a Anna Ellen Holt at Find A Grave.  There is a short obituary/funeral notice on the site, thank you to the contributor for posting the memorial:

"Anna Ellen Holt, 87, Kansas City, passed away December 12, 2009 at Monterey Park Care Center, Blue Springs, MO. Visitation 9-10am Monday December 14, 2009 at the Park Lawn Chapel followed by graveside services at 10am in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arr. Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234 
Published in Kansas City Star 12-14-09" 

Wish list for Anna:  Further research to prove that this headstone, Find A Grave memorial and funeral notice are indeed for Anna.  Marriage data, who IS Mr. Holt?

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