Monthly Archives: November 2011

Military Monday – Hubert Aaron

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I know that I just talked about Hubert Aaron last week, but when information falls into your lap, you gotta go with it.  I went to the Miller County History Museum in Fouke, Arkansas this past weekend and met with my favorite museum curator, Frank McFerrin.  He offers many books for sale that help to keep the museum open.  I bought one about Miller County Veteran’s and right there on the very first page, staring back at me was Hubert Aaron!  Now I have a good close up picture of him as a young man instead of a child.  I might also add that he’s one good-looking fellow so I know he’s related to us, right??  Here’s what the book had to say about Hubert.

If you happen to have a Veteran in your family from the Miller County area let me know, I will tell you if they are in the book.  If they are, you can do us all a favor and head on down to the Fouke Museum and buy a book to help Frank keep it running.

Susie

Military Monday – Hubert Aaron

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Hubert Aaron is my 1st cousin 2x removed.  Since I met with Morris Aaron and learned about Hubert, I often think of him.  Hubert died on Dec 7, 1941.  He was 22 years old and he gave his life on the U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor.

I was cruising around the website Storycorps.com today and came across this snippet of an interview  that made me think of Hubert instantly.  You can listen to it here:

Frank Curre survived WWII, and in this interview he talks about the bombing of the U.S.S. Arizona.  I can’t imagine what those men went through.  I’m consoled by the fact that Morris told me that Hubert was in the boiler room when the bomb hit, and that he would have died instantly.  I’m relieved to know Hubert would not have suffered in the water as many other’s did.

Morris told me that Jenny Aaron, Hubert’s mother would not rest until she had something to memorialize Hubert with.  She had no closure since his body was never recovered so she insisted on putting up a headstone for him in Sylverino Cemetery, and he shares it with his brother Ruvelle, whom everyone called “Man”.

Hubert made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  I hope he knows that his family is proud, and that we will never forget him.

Surname Saturday – My Heritage

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Wordle: My Heritage

375 surnames in my family tree so far.  And no, it’s not because I married half of them, that can only account for a few of them.  ;)

I was flipping back through my journal trying to find a date on when something happened, and an entry that I wrote stuck out to me and I would like to share it with all of you.

“I’m sitting here thinking about working on my family tree and what it has meant to me and it is so hard to describe but it’s like filling in the pieces of my soul.  Learning of my ancestors and their journeys has been very humbling.  Their sacrifices are the reason I’m here and the reason for who I am.  Working on my tree is a huge responsibility because I want to get it right, I want to tell their stories, and want it to do my Ancestor’s justice.  It makes me want to stand up and do something great, to make their journey worth while.”

Susie Reynolds

Find Me Friday – Unidentified Photos

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These photos come from Martha Harris Horn and Butch Harris of Fouke, Arkansas.  They are not identified, but they could be Harris’, Hooker’s or Herrings.

 

 

Susie

 

Find Me Friday – Unidentified Photos

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This photo came from a collection of photo’s that makes me believe he might be a Robertson or a Davis.  Wish I knew!!

Two photo’s of this gentlemen and what a precious little girl.  These photo’s were from the same collection as the man above.

Susie

 

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