Charles Isaac Rector 1866/1936 and Emma Jane Bynum 1891/1967

My great great grandparents, Charles Isaac Rector and Emma Jane Bynum.

The following is taken from my book, Family Trees and Memories.

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Charles Isaac Rector 1866-1936

Charles Isaac Rector B 1-20-1864Charles Isaac Rector (my great grandfather), was born 20 Jan., 1866 to Thornton Rector and Gillian Ann Browning.  He married first Etta Ann Richardson in Lewisburg, KY. Etta died at 19 years of age. One daughter, Ruth, was born to this union. Secondly, he married Emma Jane Bynum, my great grandmother, in 1910 at Texmo, Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma. Eight children were born to this marriage: Oscar, Robert Earl (my grandfather), J.D., Charles, Jese Myrtle, Bernice, Ann, and infant daughter (died).

A slice of his life is beautifully depicted in the following six page letter written by his daughter, Bernice Rector Heinenon, in June of 2000.  Click on each page to enlarge.