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CENTENARIANS (new content August 2002)
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HISTORY'S MYSTERIES
THE ANSWER PAGE
WHERE THEY LIVED
THEN AND NOW
THESE RELATIVES ARE NOT ABSOLUTE
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FAMILY MEMBER KENNETH BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER ROZELLAH PETTY BROOKS
ROZELLAH'S EDUCATION
FAMILY MEMBER WILLIAM HENRY BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER GRANDMA FANNIE
FAMILY MEMBER GEORGE BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER EVA HANING BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBERS FRANK AND ANNIE HANING
FAMILY MEMBER WALTER PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER VIRLIE MASON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER ANDREW JACKSON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER SARAH ELIZABETH HINCHEY
THE LOVE STORIES
FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS
1936 NEWSPAPER
MEMORABILIA
MEMORABILIA II
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OUR MUSICAL FAMILY
OUR FISHING FAMILY
CHRISTMAS
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RECIPES 1
RECIPES 2
GETTING GRANNY'S GOAT
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THE OIL BOOM
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY, PAGE 2
ABOUT ME
FUTURE HEIRLOOMS

Here are some possible answers to "history's mysteries" on the previous page.

Answer #1

Grandma Haning's name was Cleopatra Annie. Just before World War II jokes and limericks about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, one of the wives he beheaded, were popular. Some family members teased "Annie" by adding "Boleyn" to her name.

The source of this answer prefers to remain anonymous.
 
Answer #2
 
The teasing mentioned above probably did go on but it was not an addition to the name.  There is evidence that Grandma Haning's real name was Cleopatra Annie Boleyn, though there is still argument over how she spelled "Boleyn". It remains a mystery why Annie's parents chose to name her after two women who were not really admirable characters.
 
Answer #3
 
Strange as it seems, Goodspeed's History of Arkansas gives the name as Cleopatra Annie Boleyn. I first conceded that the name was not a joke when I read that excerpt.  Later, a 2nd cousin shared with me some of Annie's own writings that confirmed the name.

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