Jarrell Brothers

My maternal great-grandfather, John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell (right), 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. He is pictured with his bother, Jip, likely... Continue Reading →

St. Joseph Lead Mining Company

St. Joseph Lead Mining Company stock certificate, 1920s. They operated mines in Missouri’s “Lead Belt,” were my mother’s paternal family came from. My great-grandfather, John McCreary Jarrell, was a driller in the mines, before moving to Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #missouri #deslogemissouri #desloge #leadmine #missourihistory #familyhistory #genealogy #oldphotos #mininghistory #leadmining #jarrell #industrialphotography #mining... Continue Reading →

Chat Piles – Flat River, Missouri

Lead mining waste was deposited in huge “chat” piles in Flat River, Missouri, USA. My siblings and I used to play in the “sand,” when visiting the family in the area, which probably wasn’t a healthy thing to do. My great-grandfather, John McCreary Jarrell, was a driller in the lead mines, before moving to Detroit,... Continue Reading →

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926)

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926) was my great-great grandfather, maternal grandfather of my grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Born in Monroe, Tennessee, USA he migrated to Missouri, USA in the 1850s. He had moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920 and died there at 88 years of age. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery on Woodward Avenue... Continue Reading →

Hiram Jarrell Headstone (1808-1889)

Hiram Jarrell gravestone (1808-1889). Hiram was the son of Richard Jarrell and Elizabeth Herndon of Virginia and Tennessee. Hiram married Nancy Jane Bernard 25 December 1827 in Rockingham County, North Carolina and became the father of nine known children. He was my 3x great-grandfather. Buried in the Jarrell Family Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve... Continue Reading →

Patrick Ernest Falkner and Helen Bell Hale

My father, Patrick Ernest Falkner with my Mom’s first cousin (one generation removed), Helen Bell Hale, in Desloge, Missouri, USA. “Aunt Helen” was a lovely person and an avid gardener. My family would visit her in Missouri once a year. Helen was the wife of my maternal grandfather’s (Vernon Lee Jarrell) first cousin, Charles Smith... Continue Reading →

Vernon Lee Jarrell Birth Certificate

Birth certificate for Vernon Lee Jarrell, my maternal grandfather. There was no formal birth certificate from his birth in 1909, so this was generated in 1940, based on his father’s sworn statement. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory... Continue Reading →

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell

My maternal great-grandfather, John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell, at left, with unidentified couple. John 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... Continue Reading →

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell and Brother

My maternal great-grandfather, John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell, at left, with his brother, “Jip”. He 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”... Continue Reading →

Ella Haile (left) and Bessie Haile Calvird (1970s)

Ella Haile (left) and her sister, Bessie Haile Calvird (1970s). They were first cousins of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Ella was born blind and loved jewelry. She used to say “my, that is real pretty” when she received something new. My family used to visit the sisters in Desloge, Missouri, USA, where my... Continue Reading →

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