Monday, March 1, 2010

The Life of Alice Susan HILLIS

This week I will be working on a series of blog posts that will tell the story of my great grandmother, Alice Susan HILLIS for the 91st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy.

The topic for the next edition of the COG will be: A Tribute to Women! March is women's history month and a great time to honor the women on our family trees.This is will be the 4th annual edition on this topic so we're going to change it up just a bit to keep it fresh... Write a biography about a woman on your family tree starting with a timeline of their life. The timeline can be a separate post that you link to from your biography (which can itself be a series of articles) but please just submit one post to the COG. If you haven't written from a timeline before you may find it a great learning/research experience! Since this topic will likely require more research and writing time you'll have a full month till the deadline. There will be no March 1st edition of the COG. The deadline for submissions will be March 15th. Thirty submissions will be accepted.

Alice Susan HILLIS was born 1 Apr 1896 in Rabbit Hash, Boone county, Kentucky. She was the daughter of George E HILLIS and Mary Susan WASHBURN. The family lived in the area around Cincinnati, Hamilton county, Ohio, spending time in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. On 10 Jan 1917, Alice married Dewey Francis WASHBURN in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn county, Ohio. This family also moved around the Cincinnati area and even spent a few years in Florida. Alice and Dewey had 4 children. One son died at age 7 from strep throat. Alice and Dewey eventually settled in Cincinnati and owned a grocery store. Alice died 31 Jul 1979 in Deer Park, Hamilton county, Ohio.

Timeline of Alice's Life

Posts will be:
Her Parents Get Married
Her Birth
Family in the Census
Her Marriage
Her Parent's Deaths
More Tragedy
Family Movements
Grocery Business
Her Death

Watch for new posts (that will be linked here) all week!

1 comment:

  1. Great posts, you have done an amazing amount of research on Alice. I found it very detailed and loved reading it.

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