77 Years Ago Today

On March 10, 1936, seventy-seven years ago today, Sallie T. (Lytle) Gifford (1854-1936), my 3rd great grandmother, died in Boone Co., Arkansas. Following her death, Sallie was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Harrison, Boone Co., Arkansas next to her husband.

William & Sallie Gifford's Headstone

William & Sallie Gifford’s Headstone

Sallie was the widow of William A. B. Gifford (1860-1935), with whom she had three children, one of which was Mae Josie Gifford (1885-?) who married Ernest Jacob Worthington (1885-1939). Sallie was born in Tennessee in 1854. Although her parents are presently unknown, oral family history claims that she was of Cherokee descent. Photographs of her existed at one point in which she is said to have resembled a person of Native American descent. These photographs were lost at some point in the 1970s.

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