November 29, 2011.
My name is Eloise (Young)Tucker. My mother and grandparents were all born and raised on KI. My mother's name was Blanche Grimstead. We lived in that little house right next to the school. I went to that school all through grammar school until I went to Moyock High School before the ferry! My grandparents were Elnora and Charles Grimstead.
Charlie was married once before to a woman named Nellie Bowden.
Nellie and Charlie had 3 children, Aleen, (it is spelled differently
sometimes) was one of them. The other two were Leatha, (OBIT), who
married Fred Ansell, and Raymond. Aleen married Wilbur Cason. The
beside me (I am on the right) in the picture is Joyce, Aleen and
Wilbur's youngest child.
Raymond Grimstead was my Mother's half brother. He was killed in a
car accident right in front of their house. I believe he was around 21
at the time. He is buried in the cemetary on my Mom's property, just to
the left side of Izola's property, right next to the road. It is all
grown up now. You probably did not even know there was a cemetary
Ella Grimstead (or Elnora, she never knew what her real name was), Blanches mother, was Charles Grimstead second wife. She is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetary in Norfolk. (Nov.13, 1885-Jan.9.1965) Blanche was her only child.
Fannie Carroll (Aug 2, 1867) was Ella Grimstead's mother. She is buried in KI cemetary. Her tombstone as way down in the ground the last time we could see it and later on it was completely covered and we could not see it at all.