He had his own business on the
side through the years in which he collected extra
money by repairing TV's. He was a die hard fisherman and made his own weights
Grandpap also reloaded shotgun shells and was willing to teach anyone who had
an interest. Reloading shotgun shells is an art in of its own.
She like my grandpap enjoyed
traveling and camping. Many times they have camped
accross country. She has an abundance of stories to tell about their journeys.
In the summer of 1929 Grandma,
her parents, brothers and sisters traveled by
automobile on their three day journey to Tennessee.There were main roads then
made of concrete. The first stop would usually be in Ohio where they would pull
out a tent where Grandma's father and mother and the rest of the children would
sleep. Grandma, June and Fern slept in the car. The second stop was in Kentucky,
and the third day they had to cross a creek (Morley River). The creek was up to
high due to rain. They had to detour 125 miles to get to Edgan, Tn. In their route
they stopped at a gas station and Harry asked about a place to sleep because of
it getting dark. The gas station attendant invited the family to stay in his home.
They had a daughter my grandmothers age who cooked for all of them. Upon
their departure Harry offered to pay the man, the man refused.
Jenny (Harry's step-mother) was
staying with Cody (Earl Murray's brother) at
the time of the Remley's arrival. Earl at 6 years of age was also living with Cody.
Grandma has an incredible memory
and without her rememberance, patience,
and her strong willingness I would not have been able to accomplish this much
of our family heritage. After five years of asking questions and taking notes this
is what has been accomplished, and this is certainly more than enough information
for our family to follow up on.
Not only does she have the strength and willingness for our heritage, but also for
life itself. If you can sit and watch her for just a few moments you, too will also be
amazed at her determination as I am. Stubborn she is that, but without it she
wouldn't be MY grandmother and her zest for life would diminish.
Book with her classmates of Samual Hamilton School in 1929-1930.
The year she married. Has many names of Classmates who lived in Ross Township area.
|1916||cradle roll||Postcard from 2nd U.P. Bible School|
|1930||Poem that Earl Murray gave to Leona. Written in Leona's Autograph Book.|
|1943||Link||1943 WWII Ration Stamps Book. I did not scan this because I found a link which has a much better photo of the images than the original that I have. Leona's book was number 785577. Read a brief summary about WWII.||
|1944||Western Union telegraph stating the death of Martha Elizabeth Murray (George Earls Mother)|