Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Pickering


William O. Pickering
June 8, 1864 - May 24, 1902
His Wife
Eddie Thacker
Feb. 22, 1870 - June 29, 1924
Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 18 March 2011.  Note the Masonic symbol on the tombstone.
The 1900 Caldwell County census shows William O. Pickering, druggist, living in Princeton with his wife Eddy [sic] and children Herman and Catherine. Eddie Pickering and children Herman, Catherine, Lucile and William O. were still living in Princeton on the 1910 Caldwell County census, but by 1920, the family had moved to Chicago.
The Illinois Deaths and Stillborns Index 1916-1947 on Ancestry.com shows that Ned [sic] Pickering was born in Mississippi and died in Chicago. Burial was in Princeton, Kentucky. Her parents were Wm. Thacker, born Coffee County, Tennessee, and Jenny Maul, born Kentucky.

Published 23 July 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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