Bible Presented To: Lorena E McClain by her daughter: Mary Ruth Curlee To: Annie Cochran from Grandmother McClain on 10/26/1964 Names inside: Mrs. C. A. McClain Mrs W. B. Curlee Mrs. R. C. Coley Mrs. C. H. McClain Mrs. B. H. Duncan Deaths: Barbra Broadway July 1944 Jin? Laura Broadway July 12, 1938 Charles Allen McClain 10/22/1949 Herbert Duncan July 19, 1950 Alice Bozeman Wilson 12/ 7/ 1959 Mrs Dorie? Stephens Smith 1/23/1960 Births: Lillie Mae McClain Oct 1909 Kate Elizabeth McClain 4/8/1912 Jimmie Lee McClain 9/17/1913 Emma Alice McClain 3/27/1916 Charlie Henderson McClain 5/6/1918 William Walton McClain 4/20/1920 Mary Ruth McClain 10/2/1923 Joe Edd McClain 5/24/1926 Junior Carter 11/22/1932 Annie Carter 314/1934 Billy Carter 10/9/1935 James Edward McClain 9/30/1952 Register: Charlie Allen McClain born 10/7/1869? son of Marion Joseph McClain and Elizabeth Gardner ( however his funeral memorial book shows Josiah Marion McClain and Elizabeth B McClain * Josiah had another son by his first wife in Georgia, named Joseph Marion so it is possible that he also came to Alabama ) Lorena Emma McClain born 1/11/1892 to John T Bozeman and Alice Lorena Bozeman. Deaths: Alice Lorena Bozeman 7/9/1895 John Bozeman 9/1919 Elizabeth B Gardner Jan 1927 Miss Jimmie Lee McClaiin 3/17/1932 childbirth Emilie Alice Carter 10/10/1935 child birth Cecil E Carter 2/4/1939 heart Little Jimmie Hayes 1/23/1941 Bill Broadway 2/21/1944 Messages: Lillie Mae and Hurbert Duncan 9/9/1927 Alice McClain and Cecil Carter 3/1/1932 Kate McClain and Roscoe Coley 2/24 Charlie H McClain and Lena 9/18/1942 Walter B Curlee and Mary R 10/15/1942 Walton W McClain and Frances 6/24/1943 Joe E McClain and Dorthy 11/27/1944 Junior Carter and Jean McNeil 1/3/1950 Joe E McClain and Georgia Broadway 4/27/1955 transcribed by Kathy Cochran and Jennifer Cochran
Lorena had a special way with words; little education at the Hills Chapel Church school, but she read her Bible every day. However she spelled things wrong at times, such as Emilie, Emily, Ellie, Emmer, Emma being her daughter Alice Carter. Her son Joseph Edward being Joe Edd but also on his Certificate at the Fire Dept., he added the middle initial as M. which must have been Marion. Lorena also figured her age wrong at times but the census records do help us stay on track and we also have to do this with her husband's age. One has to remember that back then the crops were much more important than education - they struggled to survive. Lorena had a sister named Ethel, who's daughter told me in a telephone interview that they were so poor, that Ethel told them, Lorena never threw away the bad beans and peas, because it would make another "bowl" for a hungry person.
This next page has the names spelled differently but it may not be Lorena's handwriting (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kc90853/page9.html)