Friday, April 30, 2010

Surname: Montgomery

These are my Montgomery ancestors beginning with my grandmother.


1.  Gladys Jane MONTGOMERY - Born 4 October 1914 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas.  Married Virgil Cancil CREW 8 October 1930 in Corcoran, Kings County, California.  Died 24 January 2002 in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico.  Buried at Vista Memory Garden in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico.


Second Generation

2.  Oda Theodore MONTGOMERY  - Born 6 April 1893 (or 1894) in Tennessee. Married Mina “Minnie” SCHMIDT 14 January 1914.  Died 28 January 1927 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Buried 29 January 1927 at Locke Hill Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Also known as O. T. Montgomery.

Oda Theodore MONTGOMERY and Mina "Minnie" SCHMIDT had the following children:

  • 1 i.  Gladys Jane MONTGOMERY  - born 4 October 1914, Boerne, Kendall, Texas; died 24 Jan 2002, Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico.
  • ii.  Frank Pearson MONTGOMERY - born 28 September 1916 in Texas; died on 12 Feb 1997 in Fort Jones, Siskiyou County, California.
  • iii.  Alvina May MONTGOMERY - born 26 November 1922 in Bexar County, Texas; died 5 September 1994 in South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California.
  • iv.  Living MONTGOMERY 


Third Generation

4.  Theodore Jonas MONTGOMERY - Born 9 February 1853 in Kentucky.  Married Sarah Jane Hicks 6 August 1877 in Schuyler County, Missouri.  Died unknown [possibly in 1919 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas]. Also known as James T. Montgomery.

Theodore Jonas MONTGOMERY and Sarah Jane HICKS had the following children:

  • i.  Alonzo MONTGOMERY - born December 1879 in Missouri. Also known as Lonzo Montgomery and Lonnie Montgomery.
  • ii.  Ida May MONTGOMERY - born 1 July 1881 in Missouri; died 21 January 1966 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. buried 24 January 1966 at Locke Hill Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  • iii.  Pearl MONTGOMERY  - born 31 December 1886 in Tennessee; died 20 December 1987 in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas. buried at Locke Hill Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 
  • iv.  Harry Lee MONTGOMERY  - born 21 February 1891 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. [Alternate birth: 22 Feb 1892 in Springfield, Henry County, Missouri.]  died 25 March 1957 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. buried 29 March 1957 at Locke Hill Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  • 2 v.  Oda Theodore MONTGOMERY - born 6 April 1893, Tennessee; died 28 January 1927, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
  • vi.  Rosetta " Rose" C MONTGOMERY - born 27 February 1898 in Tennessee. died 16 June 1996 in San Antonio, Bexar County,
    Texas. buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Fourth Generation

8.  August MONTGOMERY – Born unknown.  Married Ann Mary Latamore about 1850 in Kentucky.  Died about 1865.

August MONTGOMERY and Ann Mary LATAMORE had the following children:

  • i.  Pearson Clifford MONTGOMERY - born 22 Aug 1852 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. [Alternate birth: 22 Aug 1854.]  died 6 February 1949 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. buried 8 February 1949 at Locke Hill Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. 
  • 4 ii.  Theodore Jonas MONTGOMERY - born 9 Feb 1853, Kentucky; died 1919, Corpus Christi, , Texas.
  • iii.  James MONTGOMERY - born about 1858 in Kentucky.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Non-Genealogy Product Plug: Book Darts

I don’t usually do product plugs but this is a product I absolutely love and am sure you will too!  I call them “A book’s (and reader’s) best friend!”

So what are Book Darts?  (Directly from their website:)

BookDarts LogoBook Darts are Finder‘s Keepers

Not just the original Page Point. Way more than a book mark!  Answers the question: "How can we mark our exact   passages, find them again, quickly and surely, and never harm the page?"  Eliminate: Bent corners, Paper clips, Underlining, Highlighting, "Sticky Papers" (and sticky pages).


Here are some photos of Book Darts in use in my Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic book.

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I just bought 300 of these wonderful things!    100 each in a really cool tin.  P4270058

So, ready to get your own “stash”? Go immediately to

If you are already a Book Darts fan, I’d love to hear how you use them.

Copyright © 2010 Regina De León. All rights reserved.

FTC Disclosure: I did not receive any kind of compensation for writing this blog post.  I really do just love this product!  :^)

Monday, April 26, 2010

My day at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

LogoThis was my third time attending the LA Times Festival of Books.  This year, My Young Man and I wanted to go early so we could catch the Reduced Shakespeare Company at 10am.  We arrived just in time to find a seat before it started.  [Note to self: Bring paper towels to wipe off chairs next time.]

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies.

Being a book festival, this was not one of their full performances but it was completely entertaining and really, really funny.  They read/performed a small piece of all their various productions and of course, there was a book signing after. 

Here’s the photo I took of Reed Martin (left) and Austin Tichenor (right) , “2/3 of the company”, at the beginning of the performance. If you want to find out more about the Reduced Shakespeare Company here’s a link to their website: Reduced Shakespeare Company

Reduced Shakespeare

Next, we headed over to meet Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak.  I’d been threatening via Twitter to come see her for sometime. She is really wonderful!  Such a “people person” and really interested in hearing about your genealogy adventures.  Megan is quite the genealogy celebrity these days and in my opinion, we couldn’t have a better representative for the genealogy community.

With our “have to do”s completed, we walked the entire fair.  I purchased several books and was even given one for free.  Here’s a photo of my “haul”.P4260056

They include:

Who Do You Think You Are?   The Essential Guide To Tracing Your Family History (Signed by Megan!!)

Vampire Darcy’s Desire

Darcy’s Desire


Home After Dark…One Man’s Memories (This one was handed to me, Free.)

Promo Comic – FranggleRock (Signed by writer, Sam Humphries)


When we were ready to go, my hubby reminded me that I’d brought my camera but did not get a photo with Megan.  Here’s the result.

Megan and me

It was a wonderful day!!!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday – Rebecca Ellen Lasley Hicks

Rebecca Ellen Lasley Hicks
Born: 17 March 1837 in Illinois
Died: 15 August 1929 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Farrell in Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri.
Buried: 16 August 1929  IOOF Cemetery in Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri.
Daughter of Nelson Lasley and Sarah Ann Payton.  Wife of Andrew Hicks.  Andrew and Rebecca were married 22 May 1856.  She was the mother of 13 children; eight daughters and five sons.
Photo courtesy of  Find A Grave contributor Donna Schulz.  Thanks Donna!

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