Reader Queries

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.

Here are a few queries from our April 2002 issue:

Needs Photo Of Rocky Bend School

Dear Editor:

I would like to know if anyone has a class photo of the Rocky Bend School in the late 1920s or early 1930s. This school was located on what was called Long Branch in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, not far from the Rockcastle River.

I'm primarily interested in the Bustle children, including: Virgie, Jesse, and Flonnie Bustle. Their parents were John and Roxie Nicely Bustle.

If anyone could send me a copy of the photo or photos, I'd be glad to pay the postage and cost of making copies.

M. B. Carpenter
RR 2, Box 180
Livingston, KY 40445

Looking For Jones Brothers

Dear Editor:

I am trying to locate two brothers that I knew in Louisville, when I was a kid in school.
I was reared in Louisville and lived at 15th Street near Ormsby Avenue. Two brothers, Clarence and Norman Jones, lived near me for several years. We all attended the Ormsby Avenue Baptist Church at the intersection of 16th and Ormsby Avenue. This was in the 1940s.

Norman and I both worked at the Ohio Theater in downtown Louisville, when we were teenagers. The last I heard of them, they lived with their parents on Third Avenue. I also heard that their father had died.

I married and moved from Louisville to New York in 1950 and I lost track of them. I'd love to hear from someone who may have known us and might know where Clarence and Norman Jones are now.

Don Roberts
120 N. 12th Street
Olean, NY 14760
[email protected]

Haddix Family Questions

Dear Editor:

I visited the beautiful hills of Kentucky for the very first time on January 26, 2002. I can now understand my grandparents' stories of living in Kentucky a little better.

My grandfather, Hager Haddix, was born in Wolfe County in 1909. My grandmother, Bonnie Moore Haddix, was born in Breathitt County in 1925. Grandpa is deceased, but Grandma is still living and shares her Kentucky Explorer magazines with others.

I have learned a lot about my family tree, which is very exciting, but there are many unanswered questions. I visited my great-grandfather's (Samuel Haddix) grave in the Haddix Cemetery and was wondering why his wife, Lilly Vest Haddix, wasn't buried there with him. Also, did Samuel Haddix have brothers and sisters? Where are their descendants now? I'd love to see a photo of Samuel.

I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer, especially the I Remember stories, which are very descriptive and interesting.

If anyone can help me with my queries, please contact me. Also, I am willing to share the information I already have on my family with others.

Amy Haddix
1937 Wilbraham Road
Middletown, OH 45042
[email protected]

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