Marvin “Mick” Jarrell (1904-1952)

Marvin “Mick” Jarrell, brother of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Sadly, Both brothers had brief “shotgun” marriages in 1929/1930 and were divorced after the children were born. Mick’s daughter was adopted out and re-connected with my mother, her first cousin, in the 1980s (they are still in touch). Vernon’s son (my mother’s half-brother) was... Continue Reading →

John McCreary Jarrell – Driller in the Lead Mines

John McCreary Jarrell - Driller in the Lead Mines. Before moving to Detroit, Michigan, USA, John McCreary Jarrell worked in the lead mines of his native state of Missouri. Southeastern Missouri was known as the "Lead Belt," for the many lead mines located there. The photo is a postcard of St. Louis Smelting and Refining... Continue Reading →

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926)

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926). He was born in Monroe, Tennesse, USA and died in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Much of the time in between was spent in the state of Missouri, USA, where most of his children were born. He was the maternal grandfather of Vernon Lee Jarrell. #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy #missouri #missourihistory #michiganhistory #falknerjarrell #oldphotos... Continue Reading →

John McCready “Mack” Jarrell

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell was born in Missouri, USA 18 December 1876. He was a miner at the Federal Lead Mine in Flat River, Missouri for many years. The family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920, to work in the auto factories. “John Mack” was the father of Vernon Lee Jarrell. #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy... Continue Reading →

John McCreary Jarrell – Driller in the Lead Mines

Before moving to Detroit, Michigan, USA, John McCreary Jarrell worked in the lead mines of his native state of Missouri. Southeastern Missouri was known as the "Lead Belt," for the many lead mines located there. The photo is a postcard of Desloge Consolidated Lead Mill No. 3, located in John's hometown of Desloge, Missouri. The... Continue Reading →

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