Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

This lady never fails to astound me! Dovie McBurnett was my great-grandmother. Earl Hall was my great-grandfather. Earl was Dovie’s first husband (I have counted 7 so far: Hall, Stanley, Epperson, Epperson (same guy, second marriage), Priddy, Bailey, Copeland, Coshnitzke). Earl was the father of 2 of Dovie’s 3 sons, middle son Victor was my grandfather. Anyway, …

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Yesterday I signed up for a free 7-day trial at Newspapers.com and I have already found several small items, as well as a full obituary for my grandfather! This one is from the Abilene Reporter-News. I was surprised to find his obit in this newspaper, as Abilene and Stephenville, Texas, where he lived, aren’t that near …

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