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Saturday, July 16, 2011

From a cousin's published family history

In 2005 my first cousin had his very complete paternal family history published.
What a wonderful job he did.
He has given me permission to use his book for Sepia Saturday.


Thomas Clinton Crume
01 Aug 1886-30 Oct. 1970 
This is the first photo I choose to present due to it's appropriateness.
Now in the book it is, of course black and white, but my cousin told me it was sepia initially.
This very proper and gentlemanly looking fellow was married to my cousin's great aunt Martha Baynum
"Mamie" Riedel.

My cousin's name is Riedel. 
I just love the neatness of the entire layout.
Thomas was ordained in the Gospel Ministry at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Botland, Kentucky. From the years of 1908 to 1910 he was the Pastor of Mill Creek Baptist Church. He then became Pastor of several other churches in Kentucky over the years. When Thomas became a Baptist Evangelist he moved his family back to Florence, Ky. where he had once been Pastor. He traveled as a Baptist Evangelist to all of the (48) continental States in the US also including Canada, Cuba and several South American Countries. He retired and spent the rest of his life operating Crume's Nursery in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Next week I will talk about Thomas's wife

Mamie Riedel Crume.




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16 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I once taught a lass named Reidl. I think that was how it was spelled -- without the 'el' ending although perhaps the 'ei' might have been reversed -- don't think so though.

Little Nell said...

A smart gentleman indeed - and so well-travelled!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A wonderful achievement of your cousin's. That must have been a tremendous amount of work.

Tattered and Lost said...

I have some interesting letters dating back to the 1930s written by a woman in Michigan. She talks about going to meetings and preachers coming to town. What I found most fascinating was how backstabbing and petty it all became. This preacher is better than that preacher. You shouldn't listen to this or that preacher. Was a fascinating read.

Pondside said...

You're so lucky to have access to such complete family history!

Postcardy said...

I have some family genealogies done by others. I'm not patient enough to do that kind of research myself.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

How fortunate to have a book on some of your family genealogy! I am creating the first of ours on Ancestry. I like the Sepia strokes on the photo too.

Alan Burnett said...

There is a wonderful, almost palpable, feeling of care and friendliness in the portrait.

Bob Scotney said...

I look forward to seeing more from your cousin's book.

Howard said...

Looks like a decent fellow

Christine H. said...

What a wonderful undertaking. Thomas looks as if he would have been very convincing and well respected.

Mina said...

I am a HUGE fan of genealogy and I think is is such a gift that you have access to this fabulous book.

TICKLEBEAR said...

well, well, this looks promising!! let's hear about Mamie now...
:)~
HUGZ

Doctor FTSE said...

You are so lucky to have a well written family history. We have many photos of family members that no one can now put names to.

Daniella said...

WOW! That is amazing!! How awesome for your cousin to do that!!
AND to let you photograph it to show all of us! Amazing!
xxDaniella

Nancy said...

What a treat it is to have the photograph, and then to have it as part of the program/magazine. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to next week's post.