Monday, August 15, 2011

On This Day: August 15

1715: Benjamin Leonard and Hannah Phillips, my maternal 6th great-grandparents, were married at Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Source: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850; Online database, American Ancestors ( : downloaded 11 Aug 2011), 240.]
Benjamin and Hannah had six children: Jemima, Lydia, Hannah, Benjamin, William, Caleb (my ancestor).
1870: William Lee Yawman, my maternal grandfather, son of Michael and Nancy (Burton) Yawman, was born in Missouri. His death certificate says he was born in Townman County; however, there has never been a county by that name in the state. He died on 21 January 1948, following a 15-day stay at the county hospital in Los Angeles, California, and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. [Source: Los Angeles County, California, death certificate no. 1659 (1948), William Lee Yawman; County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Norwalk.]

William L. Yawman 1870-1948
Digital photograph taken by Denise Spurlock,

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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