Category Archives: Hedrick Family History

Who are the Parents of Isaac Hedrick (1835-1868)?

The brick wall on my Hedrick line is Isaac Hedrick, married to Minerva Mathis, the parents of my 2X Great Grandfather Sigel Hedrick. I received a comment on my blog from a Hedrick cousin mentioning the mystery of Isaac’s parents. … Continue reading

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February 2nd – The Day my Grandparents Die

One of my grandfathers died before I was born. The three grandparents I knew all died on February 2nd. Bizarre, right?      I grew up living with my maternal grandparents. My Grandpa Wallace Paul Cowan died on February 2, 1988. … Continue reading

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Sigel Francis Hedrick (1862-1950) and Mary Baker (1864-1948)

Sigel Francis Hedrick and Mary Baker are my great great grandparents, the parents of my great grandfather James Wesley Hedrick. (Photo: Sigel & Mary Hedrick and all of their children. My grandmother Euvella, daughter of their son James Wesley, gave … Continue reading

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Marcus McDonald Richardson (1851-1941) & Elizabeth Anna Greene (1850-1939)

Marcus McDonald Richardson and Elizabeth Anna Greene are my great great grandparents, the parents of my great grandmother Versa Grace Richardson Hedrick. (Photo: Marcus & Elizabeth Richardson with daughter Versa Richardson Hedrick, and her children Rena, Deward, Euvella and Elizabeth. … Continue reading

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The Maudie Carver Mystery – Pure Speculation

As I mentioned in my post about James “Jim” Wesley Hedrick, I discovered my Great Grandfather had a surprise wife and daughter in the 1940 US Census: Mollie M, age 40, and Luella, age 9. Also living in the home … Continue reading

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James Wesley Hedrick (1887-1953)

     Jim was born October 7, 1887 in Galena, Missouri according to his World War I Draft Registration Card. (I also learned from this document that he had brown eyes, black hair, was of medium height and build, and … Continue reading

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Versa Grace Richardson Hedrick (1897-1928)

My great grandmother Versa is the daughter of Marcus McDonald Richardson (1851-1941) and Elizabeth Anna Greene Richardson (1850-1939). She was born and died in Missouri but I’ve been unable to locate a birth or death record. On October 26, 1913, … Continue reading

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Euvella & Bill: 12 years together

(I redacted some information above – an incorrect address and the name of a living person. The scrapbook pages were created using Studio J by Close To My Heart.) I visited with my Granny, Euvella Grace Hedrick Hopper (1919-2013), shortly before her … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Picnic in Reeds Spring, Missouri – July 1906

This photo is from my Grandmother Euvella Hedrick Hopper Newman. When I scanned it a couple of years ago, shortly before she died at age 94, she didn’t know if anyone in the picture was related to us or not. … Continue reading

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