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From: Betty Hart <>
Subject: SORRELL/GRIGSBY/MURRAY/WINDSOR/GEYER/RHODES - In DC & VA
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:45:09 -0400
If you are descended from any of the following, please contact
<mailto:>me. Ethlene Pearle Grigsby WINDSOR married into
my Mother's family. I have pictures of Pearle, her husband, and her
father-in-law. If you are interested in these, let me know and I'll attach
them to a message.
I also have a copy of the 1900 DC Census showing GRIGSBY, Annie E.*, Head,
Widowed, born in Virginia; her four daughters ... Pearle (married name
WINDSOR), 14; Mabel E. (married name GEYER), 12; Annie M. (from picture of
gravestone, it appears that she died 2 years after this census at age 12),
10; and, Emma L. (married name RHODES), 8. All four daughters were born in
DC. (This census showed two SORRELL and one GRIGSBY families all on this
one page, meaning that they lived very close to each other.)
I have photos which I took of a LARGE monument in Congressional Cemetery
(in DC) that has the following names on it:
1st Side - E. Pearle (Grigsby) WINDSOR; her husband, Lemuel Henry WINDSOR;
and their son, Henry Grigsby WINDSOR.
2nd Side - R. H. SORRELL; Mary E. SORRELL; and, Emma J. MURRAY*.
3rd Side - GRIGSBY ... Milton T.; Richard S.; A. Mae (according to age
listed in the 1900 census, this is Pearle's sister ... listed as Annie M.);
Annie E. (according to year born, this is Pearle's Mother).
I have a copy of the newspaper article describing the auto crash in which
young Henry Grigsby WINDSOR died. This article states that he was killed
in a car accident in the vicinity of Colonial Beach, Virginia; that he was
staying with his family at their summer place near Fredericksburg. The
article also mentions that Henry's cousin, Miss Joan GEYER, of West Point,
Virginia, was killed. Pearle's sister, Emma, married a Geyer. So I expect
that it was Emma's daughter, Joan, who was also killed in this crash.
I have the information from Pearl's obituary which named her
sisters, Mabel E. GEYER and Emma L. RHODES. She passed away on June 15,
1967, at her home in Washington, DC.
If you would like an e-mail with any of the articles I have mentioned or
photos, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any information you
may have on any of these persons.
*I believe that MURRAY was Pearle's Mother's maiden name (Annie E. MURRAY
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