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Rose was the natural child of Harriette Johnson. She was Harriette's first born child and was adopted at birth by a cousin, Augustus Craig and his wife Ann. She was raised until adulthood by Augustus and Ann.

Rose was the opposite of her husband, Bill. Rose was extremely outgoing and was interested in everything. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and many other things. She also was a collector; she collected bells, stamps, coins, etc. She loved to travel and did quite a bit of traveling prior to her marriage. After her marriage, she did not travel much (because of her husband's desire to stay home). When her youngest daughter, Barbara, got a job with American Airlines that provided travel benefits for her parents, Rose began to travel again, often accompanied by Barbara.

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Rose was the natural child of Harriette Johnson. She was Harriette's first born child and was adopted at birth by a cousin, Ann Plesen and her husband, Augustus Craig. She was raised until adulthood by Augustus and Ann.

Rose was the opposite of her husband, Bill. Rose was extremely outgoing and was interested in everything. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and many other things. She also was a collector; she collected bells, stamps, coins, etc. She loved to travel and did quite a bit of traveling prior to her marriage. After her marriage, she did not travel much (because of her husband's desire to stay home). When her youngest daughter, Barbara, got a job with American Airlines that provided travel benefits for her parents, Rose began to travel again, often accompanied by Barbara.


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Janie Pryor was married before her marriage to Tom Pryor, Sr. Mary (Cookie Coleman's grandmother) was a child from that marriage.
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Janie Pryor was married before her marriage to Tom Pryor, Sr. Mary (Cookie Coleman's grandmother) was a child from that marriage.
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Janie Pryor was married before her marriage to Tom Pryor, Sr. Mary (Cookie Coleman's grandmother) was a child from that marriage.


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called her Gram

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Accidentally shot - riding in wagon with shotgun in back which discharged, killing him

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Date of arrival at Ellis Island, Nov. 3, 1914 from Cuba

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murdered by wife

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Killed accidentally by shotgun in back of wagon??

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Uncle Chuck and his wife Lottie adopted and raised his sister Georgianna's two children, James and Patrice.

After his discharge from the Army, Charles began to work for the Veteran's Administration Hospital in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh as an inhalation therapist (later known as a respiratory therapist) until his retirement in approximately 1986. Charles was a very talented musician. He chose to pursue a career with the VA to provide some stability for his family. He played the piano on the side, performing with numerous jazz musicians in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Charles was always a very direct, honest person. He avoided controversy and was a man who believed in making his own way, accepting handouts from no one.


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Aunt Lottie was from ___________, Ohio. A hairdresser by trade. She owned her beauty shop.

Aunt Lottie was a very outspoken, funny lady. She had an intense fear of flying and chose to ride cars or buses to vacation locations.


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Patrice is the natural child of Georgianna, sister of Charles. Patrice was placed at birth in a foster home by her mother. At about the age of seven, Patrice's foster mother took her to the beauty shop which happened to be owned by Lottie Cottrell. Lottie noticed the strong resemblance to Jimmy Cottrell and began asking questions. No one at that time knew what had happened to Georgianna's daughter. Lottie subsequently discovered that Patrice was Georgianna's daughter. She and Charles then adopted and raised Patrice to adulthood.