The final post in the series about Berthena Cannon is up over at Family Tree Firsts. I just had to end it with a humorous story... couldn't resist sharing the laugh!
To be honest, I think my mother-in-law thought we might have lost our minds the way we were laughing. I giggled on-and-off for the next few days. Actually, all I have to do is think of her name and it all comes back to me again. What can I say. I am easily amused.
Of course, the one problem with submitting a 4 part series all at one time, is that the closing paragraph is now wrong. I have found out who Edward Darnell Arvin is, talked to the man who wrote the biographical sketch, and I am now pretty certain I am realated to this person. 2 birds... 1 stone.
*Image from the Library of Congress: Frances Benjamin Johnston's cats, Herman and Vermin, seated on brick railing of New Orleans house, Louisiana