In company with grandpa, we took the evening train July 5, and after an hour's ride arrived at grandpa's.
Wishing cousin Paul and the Circle well, I bid you all good by.
Ethel D. Posey
Confluence W. Va., July 23, 1894
Ethel was married to Grover Van Horn for a short time and they had a son, George Marion. Her second husband was Porter Bennett, and they had four children. (Porter, from Gilmer County, doesn't seem to be related to the Orlando Bennetts.) Porter graduated from WV University and later records say he was a salesman. They moved for a short time to Florida, but returned to West Virginia. Porter died in Tanner, Gilmer County in 1941 and Ethel died in Sarasota FL 33 years later in 1974.
Ethel Posey was a cousin of Daniel Floyd "Flukey" Posey whose story is in the March '07 entry Flukey Posey – Baritone, Sheep Shearer & More. Floyd (who would get the nickname "Flukey" as a young adult) was 4 years older than his cousin. Their dads were brothers who were raised on Posey Run. BTo the right is a photo of their dads and the other children of Alfred and Christina Posey still alive at the time of the photo.
To the right: Ethel's dad, George Jackson Posey, is second from the right, Floyd's dad was John Fontain Posey, third from the right.
Alfred and Christina Posey's kids, left to right: Amanda (Posey) Heater, Mary Posey Knight, Andrew Newton “Ruddle Posey”, Edward A.Posey, John Fontaine Posey, George Jackson Posey, Alfred Jerome Posey
1. Paragraphing is by the editor, as are the [bracketed] comments.
2. The "Circle" is not explained, but it seems to have been a religious group or publication.
Thanks to Ron Skinner for including Ethel Posey's letters in his family tree [Ron Skinner's Posey file.FTW][Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #4772] .
Do you hae a photo of Ethel (Posey) Bennett you can share with us?