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

March 2013

Victrola Wanted

Dear Editor:
My grandmother, Drusilla "Dutch" White, had an old cabinet-style Victrola, which wound up on one side. She lived at Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky, at the time she "broke up housekeeping." I do not know what happened to the old Victrola. I would really like to have it, or one similar to it. I will pay a fair price.
Delight Slotwinski
1029 Gaze Drive
Middletown, OH 45042

Old Photos Found
Dear Editor:
Recently I found a cigar box containing photos of family members that were taken from 1905 to present.
Some of the names on the photos are Elizabeth and Rubie Lee Parker, John and Willie Parker, Speelman, John Parker and Jessie Blanton, Grandpa Parker and Nannie Lee, Anut Eva Cobb and Jr. Cobb, Aunt Mayme Nibbick, Ruby Wheeler, School Days 1956-57 at St. Agatha, Ms. Wheeler, Clay Warner and Ruby Parker, Grandma and Grandpa Raper, and Little League Football Schedule ­ 1982.
Also, there is a newspaper clipping of the funeral service for Oda Nelson Baxter, age 14.
There are many other photos that are not identified.
I am hoping readers will recognize some of the names and would like to have these photos.
Ronnie Doyle
21997 Louisville Road
Park City, KY 42160

Book Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am interesting in acquiring a book titled Genealogy of Everett Wayne Miller and His Descendants. The author is Everett Wayne Miller. I think it was published between 1937-1953.
I would appreciate any help from Kentucky Explorer readers.
Nancy Moore Miller
309 E. Guardian Street
Columbia, KY 42728

These are only two of the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.