Robert McNutt died this morning at 5:30 A.M. Jan. 19, 1981. —Violet's husband.
See the first post in this series.
Robert Vivian McNutt was married to Lillian's sister, Violet Ellen Wakefield. Violet had predeceased her husband in 1975. Robert was born 16 September 1897 to Alvin Taylor McNutt and Lucinda Smith. He and Violet had three sons: William Edward, Clair Everett "Rusty", and Glee Lee. Robert was 83 when he died.
Bob and Diane Lorr, Jason and David
ABC of prayer
Richard & Connie Golinsky, Tracy — Harold & Violet Graham's daughter
I'm beginning to wonder if the lists of names that are unfamiliar to me might be people who requested prayer? We may never know…
Acts 9:36 — Name Dorcas found.
Dorcas is the name of Lillian's only granddaughter. She is the daughter of Lillian's oldest son, Edward, my granduncle.
Acts 9:36 (NIV) — "In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor."
Herb and Ann Mack — Patric, Connie, Jeffry, Viccey, Nancy.
The Mack surname suggests that Herb may be a distant cousin of Lillian's, however, the only Herb (or Herbert) I can find on my family tree does not fit within this family structure. Lillian's mother, Nannie, was born Nannie Emma Mack. It is possible that this family is of no relation at all.
John and Sara Higgins, John, Deniece, Joseph, Clarice, James
If I had to guess, I would say that this is a family who attended Lillian's church. As a pastor's wife, the names of parishioners (and even visitors) would be important to her. I have not found any relations with the surname of Higgins.
Note: I have chosen to leave Lillian's spellings intact.
I've had this old blue binder of my great-grandmother's notes collecting dust in my bedroom for quite awhile now. I've been meaning to preserve it digitally for quite some time. I've decided that time is now.
Written later in life, most of it is comprised of bits of information she didn't want to forget. You do come across the occasional diary-like entry, but they are the exception. There is nothing profound or even compelling about the writings, but they are a piece of her and she deemed them important enough to jot down. That makes them important enough for me.
Below you will find the first snippet of many.
2 tbsp. salt to 1 gal. water. Sprinkle on cabbage to kill worms. Lola C.
I don't personally know how effective this tip is, but I did find the same formula on a gardening blog. Lillian did marry a farm hand (who later became a preacher) so it's natural that this would be her first entry.
Ancestry Note: Lola C. refers to Lola Stake Cramer. She was Grandma Lillian's sister-in-law. Lola was married to Oliver "Perry" Cramer, the brother of my great-granddad, Collins.
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