Individual Notes

Note for:   Fred A. Sugden,   1831 -          Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1900
     Place:   RR Ticket collector

Individual Note:
     By 1929 Fred was employed as a Motorman on the Berkeley Southern Pacific Line and was one of 21 people hurt in a crash described in the Oakland Tribune, February 9, 1929. 21 people were hurt and six were reported near death after the passenger coach ramed head on into a standing switch engine attached to a freight train. The front of the steel car was demolished, commuters were thrown to the floor and it was reported that the conductor was thrown the length of the car and knocked unconscious. The paper quoted Motorman, F.A. Sugden as saying, "The tower man had the switch open and my car went onto the line of the switch engine for about three full lengths when the crash came. My train was traveling at a good rate of speed, and it all occurred so quickly I had no time to bring the train to a stop or much slower speed."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Emma Sampson,   1860 -          Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1920 CA, Alameda, Oakland census, Emma's maiden name is listed as Merrill and she is living in the household of her daughter and son-in-law.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Fred Sugden,   1874 -          Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1929
     Place:   RR Engineer

Occupation:   
     Date:   1900
     Place:   Locomotive fireman


Individual Notes

Note for:   Folger Emerson,   4 APR 1907 - 16 DEC 1989         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1964
     Place:   Superior Court Judge

Occupation:   
     Date:   1956
     Place:   Assistant Prosecutor

Individual Note:
     In 1956 Folger Emerson was an assistant prosecutor. Articles in the Nevada State Journal and the Oakland Tribune detailed his involvement in two high profile murder cases.

In 1964, he was a Superior Court Judge and an article detailing his family life was published in the Oakland Tribune, August 23, 1964.

From the San Francisco Chronicle, December 19, 1898.

"Folger Emerson, who prosecuted one of the East Bay's most sensational kidnap-murder cases and later became an Alameda County Superior Court Judge, died Saturday in Walnut Creek. He was 82 and a native of Oakland. As an assistant district attorney in the mid-1950's, Mr. Emerson prepared the case against Burton J. Abbott who was convicted and later executed for kidnapping and murdering 14-year old Stephanie Bryan. The girl was from a prominent Berkeley family, and the case was front page news for months. Mr. Emerson was elected judge in 1956 and retired in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Mark and John. No services were held. The family prefers donations to the Pregnancy Center of Contra Costa County, 5047 Clayton Road, Concord 94521."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Mark Folger Emerson,   19 MAY 1939 -          Index

Education:   
     Place:   San Francisco State College

Individual Note:
     An article in the Oakland Tribune, January 26, 1970 announced the candidacy of Mark Folger Emerson for Alameda County treasurer-tax collector.

From the Oakland Tribune, June 17, 1974.

"SECOND TIME VOWS: Mark Emerson and Mrs. Beverly Cullum Gaynard were married Saturday at the Oakland home of his parents, Judge and Mrs. Folger Emerson, with Judge Emerson Officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cullum of Oakland and has a young son, David, by her first marriage. Mark has a son, Folger Mark Emerson, by his first wife, the former Karen Kinney. Karen was remarried, in April, to Dr. Kenneth Drellich, a Walnut Creek gynecologist, and lives in Walnut Creek."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Karen Sheridan Kinney,   ABT 1929 -          Index

Education:   
     Place:   Diablo Valley College

Individual Note:
     From the Oakland Tribune, August 11, 1964.

"AND MORE DATES (in the bridal book). . . Karen Kinney and Mark Emerson will be married Oct. 23, the wedding anniversary of her great aunt, Mr. Harry Field of Berkeley, the ceremony to take place at Northbrae Community Church with Dr. Laurence Cross and Mark's father, Judge Folger Emerson, officiating.
     Karen's twin sister, Judy will be maid of honor. Katrine Browne and Mary Anne Arnold will be bridesmaids together with Emily Jurs, who expects to be home from her Middle Eastern travels in time for the wedding.
     Mark's brother, Lt (jg) John Emerson, will be here from his Navy post in San Diego to be best man, and usher roles will be taken by Timothey McFarland, Barry Cross and Larry Hoyt.
     No shower dates are definite as yet, but Jill Fritschi, Mrs. E.E> Jurs and Mrs. Samuel Wagener are still planning to entertain for Karen."

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Note for:   Rosalie D. Davis,   ABT 1895 -          Index

Individual Note:
     Engagement announcement of Rosalie Davis and Benjamin Mart Bailey in the Atlanta Constitution, October 24, 1915.

"Mr and Mrs Charles Alfred Davis announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosalie, to Lieutenant Benjamin Mart Bailey, Third Field Artillery, U.S. Army, the marriage to take place the latter part of November."

Taken from the wedding announcement of Rosalie Davis and Benjamin Mart Bailey in the Atlanta Constitution, November 19, 1915.

"The marriage of Miss Rosalie Davis, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Davis, to Mr. Benjamin Mart Bailey, United States Army, was the brilliant social event of last night, the ceremony at 8:30 o'clock assembling a large congregation of friends at the First Baptist church. Afterwards there was a handsome reception at the home of the bride's parents."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Benjamin Mart Bailey,   ABT 1917 - 23 AUG 1944         Index

Individual Note:
     Excerpt from an article in the Wellsboro Agitator, June 30, 1937.

"The Bailey's have one son, Mart Jr., who will be a second classman at the united States Military Academy at West Point next fall. Mart, now home on a short furlough, is one of the most promising candidates for an end position on West Point's football varsity, He won his numeral on Squad "A" last year."

From the Don R. Marsh diary.

        "PURSUIT TO BELGIUM AND HOLLAND
        By Don R Marsh
August 10, 1944
Gathemo, France

On the 10th of August 1944, a Task Force consisting of the 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment. 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 1 Platoon of Company "A" 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, 2" Battalion of 41st Armored Infantry Regiment (-1Co.), 1 Company of the 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion and a detachment from Company "A" 48th Armored Medical Battalion, attacked the town of Gathemo and east along a ridge line on the flank of the German counterattack towards Avranches Very heavy resistance was encountered and the enemy massed heavy artillery and heavy weapons fire from anti-tank guns in a desperate effort to stop the attack of the Command After heavy fighting, the balance of CC'A" pined the task Force on 13 August, took Ger and seized Hill 329 the next day.

On 20 August 1944. CC"A" began an attack North and Northeast towards Elbeuf. We had taken Breteuil-Newburg and were approaching St Andre in a nighttime march We were enroute to a crossing at the Seine River at Mantes-Gassicourt in a double column that stretched for endless miles behind us. It was 23 August, near 2100 hours and pitch dark as we were trying to follow the vehicle in front, maintaining vehicle intervals without tailgating. It takes all of your concentration to focus on the two small taillights.

Without warning, suddenly we heard an aircraft, a German JU88, circle over the top of us He then climbed off in the distance After circling, he dropped a magnesium flare We knew at once that it was a Kraut plane and not one of ours When I saw the flare drifting, with its brilliant light, I thought, "Somebody is going to catch hell now. Little did I realize it would be us.

As the flare drifted closer illuminating our miles of stalled columns, the plane passed overhead strafing us with guns blazing, but not before dropping his bomb It landed directly in front of us about three vehicles forward almost on the road right next to the Executive Officer's Command half-track. After the terrific explosion, 27 year old Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Mart Bailey, Jr, West Point "M" Company Class of 1939. was mortally wounded and died within moments after calling out, "Help me Somebody help me " Other members of the half-track crew were also severely wounded by the bomb blast and fragments. A Master Sergeant lost his arm, Iassumed that he died from trauma and loss of blood. Others nearby were hit by bomb fragments and also suffered concussion. We bailed out of our vehicles and ran into the nearby fields. Some stayed on their 50 caliber ring mounted machines guns to fire at the plane, when he made another and final strafing run at the road lined with vehicles bumper to bumper. We had been sitting ducks. We recovered and the advance continued throughout the night. General Collier replaced Colonel Bailey with Lt Colonel Wilson M Hawkins from the 66th Armored Regiment as his Executive Officer."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Virginia Hand Callaway,   1921 - 1986         Index

Alias:   /Jinks/

Individual Note:
     In the Troup County, GA Digital Archives Project is a 1935 Photograph showing an outdoor meal at Blue Springs. Seated at the head of the table is the current president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To his right is Cason J. Calloway and to his left is Virginia Hand Callaway, then a girl of 14. Her 8 year old brother, Bo, is also in the photograph.

From the Wellsboro Agitator, January 8, 1941.

"COL. BAILEY'S SON ENGAGED - The Atlanta Constitution published a photo of Miss Virginia Callaway, of LaGrange and Blue Springs, announcing her engagement to Lieut. B. Mart Bailey, Jr., of the U.S. Cavalry, son of Col. B. Mart Bailey, formerly of Mansfield. Miss Calaway is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cason J. Caloway, one of Georgia's most prominent families."

Excerpt from an article describing the wedding of Benjamin Mart Bailey, Jr. and Virginia Hand Callaway in the Wellsboro Agitator, March 5, 1941.

"La Grange, Ga., Feb. 22. --Lieutenant Benjamin Mart Bailey, Jr., and his lovely bride, the former Miss Virginia Hand Callaway, are motoring south for their honeymoon following their marriage which was brilliantly solemnized here this evening at the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bailey is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cason J. Callaway, of La Grange and Blue Springs, and Lieutenant Bailey is the only son of Colonel Benjamin Mart Bailey, United States Army, and Mrs. Bailey, of Atlanta."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Cason Callaway,   1924 -          Index

Alias:   /Caso/


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Note for:   Howard Callaway,   1927 -          Index

Alias:   /Bo/


Individual Notes

Note for:   Stephen A. Sparling,   DEC 1859 - 15 SEP 1944         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   18 SEP 1944
     Place:   Cherryflats Cemetery

Individual Note:
     From the Wellsboro Agitator.

September, 20, 1944 - "Stephen A. Sparling, aged 84 years, of Mansfield, died Friday, Sept 15, at his home. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Lena Bailey Sparling; three sons, Ward, Leonard, Hugh, all of Mansfield, R.D.; and two daughters, Mrs. Lidah Hubbard, and Mrs Cass Lamphier, of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Services were held Monday at the home; burial in the Cherryflats cemetery."