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Thread: Paris Texas 1931 Friendship Quilt Top

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    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
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    Paris Texas 1931 Friendship Quilt Top.......

    I have had this quilt top for many years, and bought it at an antique store in Paris, Texas..... from a dealer. I'm hoping that somebody will recognize the names on it..

    It is handpieced and put together by machine.

    These are the names embroidered on the blocks. My spelling might not be accurate, as some are hard to read.

    Eliz Julian
    Minnie Helms 1932
    Patty & Jerry
    Aunt Vivian
    Tommie Siddle 1931
    Inell Killingsworth
    Alcie Coplin
    Granny Coplin
    Mrs John Carr
    Evelyn Bobo
    Mrs L McNeal
    Frances McNeal
    Sara Woods
    Mrs Jake Windham
    Mrs Otis Williamson
    Loyce Slough
    Tommie Siddele 1931
    Billie 1931
    Marietta Denton
    Mother 1931
    Evie 1931
    Robbie Rivers
    Arlie Kinkham
    Mrs W H Siddle 1931
    Leona E Kinkham
    Aunt Rosa 1931
    Vivian Busby
    Vida Peaden

    If you know of any of these folks still around Paris, I would love to hear from them. Thanks for all help!
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    Paris, where???

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    Beautiful quilt. I hope you can find some link to the names.

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    Paris France, or Paris, somewhere in the US?

    Sorry, just reread your heading.

    How about phone books, some of the older folks still insist on having land phones, and some still might live in the same town.
    Have you tried Googling those names? Or, considering that most of these people would most likely be gone, how about death notices? Or even googling them, some might be still around. Considering that in 1931 they might be as young as 18, might be here and still remember that quilt.

    Let us know what you find out. I'm wondering myself about this.
    An interesting piece of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Paris, where???
    I forgot that the title doesn't appear on the opened page. Sorry..

    Paris, Texas 1931 Friendship Quilt Top

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    As a genealogist, I have to say.... that is AWESOME!!!! I do hope you find someone listed there or a family member. Check rootsweb.com under the section for mailing lists. If there's one for that area of TX, join the list and post the info there. You can't post the pictures, but you might have success in finding someone who is researching those families. Good luck!

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    Wow, history! It is beautiful. Hope someone recognizes it.

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    Texas

    up in the east part

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    What a treasure. Hope you find someone who knows those people. Just a thought, but it may not have originated in Paris, Texas. Maybe someone brought it there from another part of the country. I'm thinking that maybe it was made to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
    Sue

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    Hi, Brenda. Marc says he knows folks by the last names, Mcneal and Woods...he is unsure if they are descendents. My sister-in-law and her husband still live in paris. I will see if they recognize any of the names/families

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