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Sprinkle, Mary Lou (b. --Not Shown--)

Nickname: Bea
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 11:40:44

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Tritch, Jimmie Lenard (b. --Not Shown--)
Nickname: Jim
Change: Date: 25 SEP 2002
Time: 23:52:51

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Sprinkle, William Verner ("Vernon") (b. 4 APR 1886, d. 16 JUN 1970)
Note: BIOGRAPHY: His first marriage is unknown. He married (2) Mary Elizabeth Tazewell Donahue, 20 Oct 1928, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. She was born 26 Jan 1905, Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of Franklin L. Donahue and Margaret Theresa Lamb. They were married by Rev. A. H. Wilson.
Vernon's occupation at the time of his second marriage was listed as a controller.

I do know that when Dad was a young man he ran what he defined as a hotel systemitizing business. He would come to a hotel, offer his services for room and board and a percentage of the money he save the hotel. Then he would institute a bookkeeping system that accounted for food waste, loss to employee and guest theft. I have some of the business records, and it was a very lucrative business. Mary Donahue was a traveling companion and later wife. He worked in hotels along the east coast, and actually had a drink with Jack Benny, and saw Sammy David Jr perform with his father and Uncle the first time. He also worked for the Clyde Mallory Steamship Line which ran cruises from New York City to Miami and on to Havana, Cuba and back. His pay was $2000.00 per month plus room and board for himself and his companion. I believe Mary Donahue was still with him at this time.
Dad had a home in Norfolk, Va, that was valued at $45,000 in the early 1920s. It sold at auction for $10,000 after the stock market crashed. I have seen the bank book that showed a balance of $860,000 in the bank when all the banks closed, and no one could get any of their money. Dad pawned a gold watch, and went west with Mary Donahue where they opened a restaurant somewhere in California, near the border. Dad always said she went bad from getting involved with Mexicans and drugs. I don't know what happened, but Dad got a divorce (at least we think he did) and he went back east until TJ
(his father) got sick. He then went to the farm.
Dad was a good manager, but not a farmer. He had arthritis, and that made milking and other chores really difficult. Most of the acreage was farmed by share croppers. My mother's parents were among the sharecroppers. Mom was the middle of nine children, and the one who did most of the chores at home. Louella really liked her, and invited her to come to the "big house" to live and help take care of TJ. So when my mother was 16 (1934) she moved into the Sprinkle house. TJ died in 1936, and Mom stayed. Louella wasn't well either, and so Mom was needed.
I can find no record of marriage between my mother and father, and doubt one exists, although a Gray cousin remembers hearing about the "marriage" when he was a boy. I'm sure it was discussed by all of the family due to the age difference between my parents. Dad always said they were married by a justice of the peace on their way to the Smokey Mountains. Mom never would say anything, either she "couldn't remember", or she didn't have time to talk about it. Of course they had lived together for 12 years by the time I was born in 1948. I've always been really curious that there were no records because they kept every other piece of paper that had any kind of importance. Strange, huh?
Louella died in 1946, Mom and Dad continued to live in the "big house" until it burned late in middle of 1947. All kinds of building supplies for houses were rationed due to the war, however farm buildings could be built. So Dad ordered a "corncrib" build that
looked surprisingly like a two bedroom house. (see photo in Scrapbook) It was finished just before I was born in March, so my first dwelling place was a "corn crib" with inside plumbing!
Dad finally gave up trying to farm, leased out all the ground and took Mom and me to California. Then just after my first birthday, we moved to Indiana to try to sell the property he had inherited from Wilber. He was still in business there when he died in 1970.
Dad divorced my mother in 1967, declaring that she was too young for him, and needed a man who could "keep up with her". She found two before she died in 1991.
(Personal memories of Mary Lou Sprinkle Tritch, daughter)
Source: (Birth)
Title: Clinton County Probate Court, Marriage Records, Vol. 14, pg. 10)
Abbreviation: Clinton County Probate Court, Marriage Records, Vol. 14, pg. 10)
Quality of data: 3
Source: (Death)
Title: Social Security Death Index
Abbreviation: Social Security Death Index
Quality of data: 3
Physical Description: Family Real Estate Business: Wildwood-by-the-Lake, Big Turkey Lake, Steuben County, Indiana
Death: 16 JUN 1970 Steuben County, Indiana
Burial: 21 JUN 1970 Highland County, Ohio
Cause: Stroke
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 19:33:59

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Gray, Esther Mary (b. 22 SEP 1919, d. 1 JUL 1990)
Note: BIOGRAPHY: Esther Mary Gray is the name listed on the birth certificate, however, her name always appeared Mary E. She was married three times, but no children were born to the last two marriages. She married Herman Lee Noragon of Steuben County, Indiana and after his death (1980) she married Herschel Clingerman of Dearborn County (July 18, 1981), and remained with him until her death (July 1, 1991).
She chose to be buried beside Herschel Clingerman whose first wife Marge is also buried on the plot. Shortly after Mary's death, Herschel suffered a stroke. When he ordered the tombstone for his wife, he couldn't remember what the E. stood for. He believed it was Elizabeth, and this is the name that appears on the tombstone. The correct information has been given to the sexton of the cemetery. Hopefully it will not get lost in the passing years.
Nickname: Mary E.
Death: 1 JUL 1990 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Burial: 4 JUL 1990 Bright, Dearborn County, Indiana
Cause: Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 19:42:36

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Gray, William Henry (b. 8 SEP 1893, d. 17 OCT 1963)
Nickname: Henry
Physical Description: Farmer/Laborer
Death: 17 OCT 1963 Highland County, Ohio
Burial: Buford Cemetery, Highland County, Ohio
Cause: Heart Attack/Emphesema
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 12:15:03

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Pigg, (b. , d. ?)
Change: Date: 16 DEC 2002
Time: 23:43:04

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Gray, Lyndon (b. 23 MAR 1915, d. MAR 1984)
Physical Description: Farmer/Caretaker
Death: MAR 1984 Sardinia, Highland County, Ohio
Burial: Buford Cemetery, Highland County, Ohio
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 03:07:02

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Gray, Golda (b. 7 NOV 1916, d. ?)
Nickname: Goldie
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 02:46:11

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Gray, Emery (b. 10 FEB 1921, d. 1 JUN 1945)
Note: DEATH: Died in a truck accident. He was stationed in Germany, and a mechanic.
In Memoriam
Emery Gray was born February 10th 1921 into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gray, then living at McKee, Kentucky. The family moved to the Buford, Ohio Community in 1933, and Emery spent almost all of his life in this community, receiving his education in the Buford Schools.
Emery entered the US Army, March 31, 1943. He was married to Margaret Anderson of Cambridge, Ohio, in November of 1944, and was transferred overseas in December 1944.
His death came as the result of a truck accident on June 1, 1945, while on active duty carrying out his mission. The accident happened in a little village called Olsberg, Germany situated in a lovely valley about five miles south-west of Brilon, Germany and seventy miles north-east of Cologne. He met sudden death. In his last act he showed complete regard for others. While swerving to prevent his truck from striking a woman riding a bicycle, he hit
the concrete side oa a small bridge and was killed instantly. In this way he completed his work, which was as the best in his company, and made his contribution top freedom and unselfish American way of life.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his Father and Mother, Mr. and Mrs Henry Gray of Sardinia, Ohio, his wife of Cambridge, Ohio, and three sisters: Mrs. Golda Beard of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Mrs. Vernon Sprinkle of San Bernardino, California, and Mrs. Amy Granklin of Los Angeles, California. His brothers: Lyndon and Edward Gray of Sardinia, Ohio, Henry Gray, JR. of Langley Field, Virginia, Hugh Gray and Charles Gray at home. Emery will always be remembered for his
friendliness, his outstanding willingness to work and his pleasant manner. He was the type of soldier that has always made our Military Service outstanding, and one that contributes to sacrificial service for his country.
We cannot help but to say "To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die".
Traveling o'er life's rugged pathway
Jesus calls us one by one,
And we humbly bow in sorrow,
Saying, "Lord Thy will be done".
We have seen our loved ones passing
All their toils on earth are done
And we sometimes pause and wonder,
Yet we say, "Thy will be done".
Life is but a fleeting vapor,
Many are the battles won.
Emery was a valiant soldier
So we say "Thy will be done".
We are left with many a heartache,
Thinking of the good deed done
Though our eyes with tears are blinded
Still we say "Thy will be done."
In Memoriam of Emery Gray
Death: 1 JUN 1945 Olsberg, Germany
Burial: Tyner Cemetery, Jackson County, Ky
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 12:47:27

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Gray, Amy (b. --Not Shown--)
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 02:53:25

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Gray, Edgar Billie (b. 3 JAN 1925, d. 8 NOV 1992)
Nickname: Ed
Physical Description: Farmer
Death: 8 NOV 1992 Sardinia, Highland County, Ohio
Burial: Buford Cemetery, Highland County, Ohio
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 03:07:29

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Gray, William Henry Jr. (b. --Not Shown--)
Nickname: Junior Or Hank
Physical Description: US Air Force
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 03:07:50

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Gray, Hugh M. (b. 27 DEC 1929, d. 23 NOV 1990)
Physical Description: US Marine Corps
Death: 23 NOV 1990
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 03:08:06

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Gray, Charles Everett (b. --Not Shown--)
Nickname: Pee Wee
Physical Description: US Marine Corps
Change: Date: 26 SEP 2002
Time: 03:08:24

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Bullock, William Madison (b. 21 SEP 1867, d. 2 JUL 1928)
Note: 1900 Census, Jackson County, Kentucky (vol 32, Ed 55, Sheet 4, Line 14) Death certificate 04547 Vol 71 02 04 Rockcastle Kentucky
Source: (Birth)
Title: 1900 Census, Jackson County, Kentucky
Abbreviation: 1900 Census, Jackson County, Kentucky
Quality of data: 3
Page: vol 32, Ed 55, Sheet 4, Line 14
Source: (Death)
Title: Death Certificates Rockcastle Kentucky
Abbreviation: Death Certificates Rockcastle Kentucky
Quality of data: 3
Page: 04547 Vol 71 02 04
Death: 2 JUL 1928 Jackson County, Kentucky
Burial: Tyner Cemetery, Jackson County, Ky
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 20:01:39

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Retherford, Lennie (b. 25 DEC 1873, d. 1964)
Note: BIOGRAPHY: Lennie married Rev. Isaacs after William Madison Bullock's death 2 Jul 1928. Surname may actually be Rethford (Retherford with many spellings) see notes on Elijah Retherford. Headstone says "Ruford" according to the Jackson Co Cemetery Book

Married Rev. Isaacs after William Madison Bullock's death 2 Jul 1928.
Surname actually Rethford (Retherford with many spellings) see notes on Elijah Retherford Headstone says "Ruford" according to the Jackson Co Cemetery Book
Death: 1964 Jackson County, Kentucky
Burial: Tyner Cemetery, Jackson County, Ky
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 20:02:12

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Bullock, Daisy (b. JUL 1891, d. ?)
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 15:09:11

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Bullock, Bertha (b. 14 JUN 1893, d. 21 JAN 1947)
Death: 21 JAN 1947 Jackson County, Kentucky
Burial: Tyner Cemetery, Jackson County, Ky
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 15:09:46

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Bullock, Thomas Robert (b. 18 NOV 1900, d. 14 NOV 1918)
Death: 14 NOV 1918 Jackson County, Kentucky
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 15:10:17

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Bullock, Thomas Patterson (b. 10 FEB 1844, d. 13 JAN 1926)
Note: BIOGRAPHY: "1900 census Jackson County, Kentucky (vol. 32. Ed 57 Sheet 4 line 10 Census shows niece Loveretin b Sept 1885 residing with family. Also hired hand William A. Anderson b. July 1887.
Death vol 26, cert. 04085 Vol. 009 Jackson County
"Thomas Patterson Bullock was born on Buck Creek in Ousley County. He removed to near Tyner, Jackson Co. with his parents about 1857 where he lived, married and died in 1926. Uncle Tom was the second of my father's brothers and sisters that I ever knew personally. He was a tall, straight, well proportioned man with a pleasant demenor.
He enlisted along with his father and bro. David White II, in the Union Army-Company D 7th Reg of Ky. Volunteer Inf. Was mustered out in Sept 1865 after fathers death. He served for the duration of the war and returned home uninjured. He had five children."
(This account from the personal family records of Edmund H. Bullock)
Tombstone lists date of death as Nov 13, 1926 Tombstone is also inscribed Co D 7th KY
"Also, after the death of his brother, Franklin Pierce in 1893, Uncle Tom & Aunt Lucretia Bullock took one of his daughters, Lou, and cared for her till maturity." [This note added by John Clark Milton Bullock, compiler of this Genealogy]

BIRTH: This part of Owsley County is now Jackson County, Kentucky.
Source: (Birth)
Title: Family Bible of John Clark Bullock
Abbreviation: Family Bible of John Clark Bullock
Source: (Individual)
Title: Family History of Edmund Bullock
Abbreviation: Family History of Edmund Bullock
Quality of data: 1
Note: The information in this manuscript comes from the Genealogy Note Book of Edmund Henry Bullock, 1848-1937. When possible the information has been verified and notes added if corrections were necessary. His notebook included pages from the family Bible that had passed down to him, and correspondence between himself and various cousins, consequently a lot of
the information is first-hand. His hand-written notes were transcribed and compiled by John Clark Milton Bullock a great grandson of David White Bullock and son of Edmund Henry, and a copy made available to me by Russell Maas, a descendent.
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Quality of data: 1
Death: 13 JAN 1926 Jackson County, Kentucky
Burial: Tyner Cemetery, Jackson County, Ky
Change: Date: 3 OCT 2002
Time: 20:48:58

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