A Kind Man Finds My Pearl
by Kristin Rumble
My e-mail address is K_Rumble@prodigy.com
live in Indiana.
I had been having some difficulty
researching the family of my ggrandmother Pearl McKissick.
three years, I could only locate one census record-in Oklahoma, where
most of my family is from-, listing her parents names, state of birth
(couldn't pinpoint county), and siblings.
I recently received an e-mail from a kind man in MA whose grandmother was
Edith McKissick, Pearl's sister. Among the tremendous information he
shared with me, he sent a photo of my grgrandmother Pearl-the only one I
have, with several other "unidentified people". The photo was about 60
years old and only had "Aunt Pearl Mckissick" noted on the back.
certainly could identify the other people! Other than Pearl McKissick,
pictured were my grandmother, grandfather, uncle and my three-year-old
father! The mother of this man in Mass. (daughter of the sister Edith
McKissick) had this picture for years and never knew who the other people
were-until then, she never knew where it came from, where it was taken,
or why she had it. She had never known any of her Oklahoma relatives.
My father passed away recently -- I sent the picture to my mother who
couldn't have been happier. I will always appreciate the kindness of this
man in MA.
Submitted: Fri Mar 6 23:11:20 1998
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