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    1. [HITT] HITT Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as Jessie HITT which was taken at the Hope Studio in Shawneetown, MO. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1880's or 1890's with Jessie appearing to be in her 20's at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Jessie and her family: Jessie RUFF was b. 9 Oct 1873 in Cape Girardeau or Pocahontas, MO to parents William Travis RUFF Sr. (1847-1886) and Laura WILSON (1852-1919). Jessie was one of seven children born to this couple including, Burnard or Byrnord or Bysmond or Bernard RUFF (b. 1875); Frances "Fannie" Ophelia RUFF (1877-1879); Lenora RUFF (b. 1879); Lucy RUFF HANEBRINK (1880-1923); Thomas Wilson RUFF (1884-1886); and William Travis RUFF Jr. (b. 1886). Jessie married William Jeremiah "Jerry" HITT (1856-1935) and together they had 3 children including, Nora; Viola; and Helen Gale HITT, all born between 1881 and 1902. Jessie died 15 Feb 1922 and is buried in the Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, MO. Census records provide the following details: 1880 census of Shawnee, MO: William T. RUFF, age 33, a Farmer, born MO, parents born SC Laura RUFF, wife, age 28, Keeping House, born MO, parents born MO Jessie RUFF, dau, age 7, born MO Byrnord RUFF, son, age 5, born MO Lenora RUFF, dau, age 1, born MO 1900 census of Cape Girardeau, MO: Jerry W. HITT, age 43, born Dec 1857, married 2 years, born MO, parents born MO, a Farmer Jesse J. HITT, wife, age 26, born Oct 1873, married 2 years, no children, born MO, parents born MO Nora HITT, dau, age 19, born Jan 1881, born MO, parents born MO Viola HITT, dau, age 15, born Oct 1885, born MO, parents born MO Emery MASTERSON, nephew, age 13, born Jul 1886, born MO, parents born MO, a Day Laborer + 1 Farm Laborer 1910 census of Cape Girardeau, MO: Jerry William HITT, age 53, 2nd marriage 11 years, born MO, parents born MO, a Dairy Farmer Jessie HITT, wife, age 36, 1st marriage 11 years, 2 children/1 living, born MO, parents born MO Helen G. HITT, dau, age 8, born MO + 1 Servant + 2 Boarders 1920 census of Cape Girardeau, MO: William J. HITT, age 63, born MO, parents born MO Jessie HITT, wife, age 46, born MO, parents born MO Helen G. HITT, dau, age 18, born MO I am hoping to locate someone from the family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    01/20/2019 11:17:19
    1. [HITT] Re: HITT Family Photograph
    2. gregoryhitt1981
    3. Lets see it please. Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone -------- Original message --------From: Shelley Cardiel <cardiels@comcast.net> Date: 1/20/19 12:17 PM (GMT-06:00) To: HITT@rootsweb.com Subject: [HITT] HITT Family Photograph I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as Jessie HITT which was taken at the Hope Studio in Shawneetown, MO. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1880's or 1890's with Jessie appearing to be in her 20's at the time it was taken.  Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Jessie and her family: Jessie RUFF was b. 9 Oct 1873 in Cape Girardeau or Pocahontas, MO to parents William Travis RUFF Sr. (1847-1886) and Laura WILSON (1852-1919).  Jessie was one of seven children born to this couple including, Burnard or Byrnord or Bysmond or Bernard RUFF (b. 1875); Frances "Fannie" Ophelia RUFF (1877-1879); Lenora RUFF (b. 1879); Lucy RUFF HANEBRINK (1880-1923); Thomas Wilson RUFF (1884-1886); and William Travis RUFF Jr. (b. 1886).  Jessie married William Jeremiah "Jerry" HITT (1856-1935) and together they had 3 children including, Nora; Viola;  and Helen Gale HITT, all born between 1881 and 1902.  Jessie died 15 Feb 1922 and is buried in the Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, MO. Census records provide the following details: 1880 census of Shawnee, MO: William T. RUFF, age 33, a Farmer, born MO, parents born SC Laura RUFF, wife, age 28, Keeping House, born MO, parents born MO Jessie RUFF, dau, age 7, born MO Byrnord RUFF, son, age 5, born MO Lenora RUFF, dau, age 1, born MO 1900 census of Cape Girardeau, MO: Jerry W. HITT, age 43, born Dec 1857, married  2 years, born MO, parents born MO, a Farmer Jesse J. HITT, wife, age 26, born Oct 1873, married 2 years, no children, born MO, parents born MO Nora HITT, dau, age 19, born Jan 1881, born MO, parents born MO Viola HITT, dau, age 15, born Oct 1885, born MO, parents born MO Emery MASTERSON, nephew, age 13, born Jul 1886, born MO, parents born MO, a Day Laborer + 1 Farm Laborer 1910 census of Cape Girardeau, MO: Jerry William HITT, age 53, 2nd marriage 11 years, born MO, parents born MO, a Dairy Farmer Jessie HITT, wife, age 36, 1st marriage 11 years, 2 children/1 living, born MO, parents born MO Helen G. HITT, dau, age 8, born MO + 1 Servant + 2 Boarders 1920 census of Cape Girardeau, MO: William J. HITT, age 63, born MO, parents born MO Jessie HITT, wife, age 46, born MO, parents born MO Helen G. HITT, dau, age 18, born MO I am hoping to locate someone from the family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to their care.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might  be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/hitt@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY  Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    01/20/2019 12:20:18