June 7, 2009
22. Dish the dirt on your celebrity ancestors. Don’t have a movie star in the tree? Then talk about ancestors famous for other reasons. This is your chance to be an historical gossip columnist!
Hmmmm….I really don’t have any celebrities in my tree that I know of. A great grandmother that married at 15, that’s kinda juicy. Yes, Edgie Lee Pope married her husband, Jasper Emmett Smith in 1916. She was born 26 jan 1901.
Ancestry.com has the following Louisiana Marriage Index:
|Spouse:||J. Emmett Smith|
|Marriage Date:||18 Mar 1916|
Also, her father Earnest L. Pope supposedly ran off with a family friend or cousin that he impregnated. I was hoping, as I mentioned in an earlier post that perhaps he had died of a horrific accident, but I found him in the Louisiana Statewide Death Index:
|Name:||Earnest L Pope|
|Death Date:||27 Mar 1941|
|Estimated Birth Year:||1875|
|Race:||White or Mexican (White)
|Title:||Louisiana Statewide Death Indices 1940-1944|
My mother’s side always has the interesting freaks…*laughs*