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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sisters for So Short a Time

Katie Pettis was just three years old when her sister Frankie died.
These two carte-de-visite photos measure 2.5" x 4". They were taken by
Wiggins & Barnes, Photographers - Union Block, Second Street, Winona, Minn.


Husband: Darius J. PETTIS
Born: Abt. 17 Sep 1837 in Verona, Oneida County, New York
Alt. Born: 1833-1840 in New York
Married: 05 Mar 1860 in Lyndon, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Died: Abt. 1883 in Montana
Burial: Unknown
Father: Micajah Petit PETTIS
Mother: Tryphena SEDGWICK

Wife: Kate EFFNER
Born: Jul 1841 in New York
Died: 25 May 1914 in Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Burial: 29 May 1914 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
Father: Ezekiel Taylor EFNER
Mother: Salina BOUCK [or BURCH?]


1 Name: Frankie PETTIS
Born: Abt. Mar 1862
Died: 06 Nov 1867 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
Burial: in: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota

2 Name: Katharine E. PETTIS
Born: 02 Oct 1864 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
Died: 11 Jun 1937 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: 14 Jun 1937 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Married: 15 Dec 1889, probably in Omaha, Nebraska
Spouse: Milton E. KERR


Becky Jamison said...

I really enjoyed looking at these photos and reading your post! Thanks for sharing. My former daughter-in-law's mother was a Pettis, but it doesn't look like it's part of this line.

T.K. said...

Thanks, Becky.

I've run across quite a number of Pettis people I don't recognize from my tree. I haven't got much info further up the line, but I know there were some large families. Someday I'll work on this line a bit more.

Blog Archive


Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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