Thursday, November 13, 2008

Girton Family

I'm not sure if the first posting is clear J. L. Girton born in England is Joseph L. Girton who was the father of John Lee Girton. Joseph Girton moved to Winchester, Tn at some point. Married again and had more children.
Mary Powell Girton died in Wisconsin she is buried in the Sandusky Village Cemetery (United Brethren Cemetery) Washington Township, Sauk Co. Wisconsin. She is buried next to her father and mother Joseph and Esther Powell.
I also found pictures of their markers.
The death of John L Girton was an interesting find. The obituary says John L. Girton Dies Suddenly on Train
John L. Girton, 55, 1801 Ringgold Road, baggage master on the Southern railroad, died suddenly yesterday moning near Tuscaloosa, Ala., while enroute to Chattanooga.
Mr. Girton was on the baggage car when he was stricken. The cause of his death was said to be acute indigestion.
Mr. Girton had been an employee of the Southern railway for twenty-seven years.
His body was brought to Chattanooga last night and was taken to Wann's .
He attended the Ridgedale M.E. church, south, and was a member of the Ridgedale Masonic lodge and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his widow and four daughters, Mrs. Paul Brumley, Mrs. W. J. Gill and Misses Hazel and Helen Girton. Other survivors include a sister Mrs. Laura Lavan; four brothers, Fred, Charles, and Roscoe, all of Winchester, Tn. and Joe Girton this city and two grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Brumley.
I know some would say so what you found this. It doesn't make a difference in your life, but it is pretty neat that you know who your (or in this case my husband's) ancestors were, where they were from and something about them.

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