Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

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 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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