Resources on Wingard Family

Centerpoint School – 1913 Class Roll

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 8 Comments
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A Centerpoint School class roll from 1913. Centerpoint was located in southern Montgomery County, Alabama. It was near Elmdale, the Moore-Wingard farm. Some of the teachers lived with the Wingards. Clinton King was the teacher in 1913. One of his students is my grandfather’s sister, Magnolia Wingard, age 15. Five years later, in 1918, Clinton King and Magnolia Wingard were married. Several of my great uncles and aunts and their kin are listed on the report card. I have posted additional information elsewhere about Centerpoint School. 

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The Wingards – Elmdale (2)

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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These pictures were take at an October 2007 workday at Moore-Wingard Cemetery in southern Montgomery County. The cleanup crew from left to right: Duane Norman, son of Murray and Ralph Norman Murray Wingard Norman, daughter of Uncle Murray Wingard Vickey Wingard, wife of Rick Wingard Rick Wingard, son of Dick Wingard, grandson of Uncle Sam Wingard Ralph Norman, husband of Murray Norman Austin Norman (front), son of Duane Norman Richard Wingard, son of Uncle Will Wingard Here’s what the cemetery looked like in June. Things were much improved by the end of our workday. Below are two pictures that show how the cemetery has changed the past 50 years. Here is a picture of George Franklin and Carrie Lou Wingard’s…

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The Wingards – Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment
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Several Wingards are buried at the Pisgah Primitve Baptist Church Cemetery in south Montgomery County, Alabama. One Primitive Baptist distinctive is the practice of footwashing when communion is observed. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church was constituted in 1842, and its beautiful meeting house was built in 1931. I have never been in the Pisgah meeting house, but I’m told its interior was never painted, and that if you look up, you can see the foot prints of the workers on the ceiling planks. The grave of Lenna Emma Curry Wingard (1862-1889), the first wife of my great-grandfather George Franklin Wingard (1860-1949).  These are the graves of George Carroll (1914-1917) and Eugene Wilson Wingard (1915-1917), sons of Eugene Franklin “Buck” Wingard (1887-1966).…

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Wingard, Alabama

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Wingard Cemetery in Wingard, Alabama. If you’ve never been to Wingard, you’ll find it in western Pike County, just off the main highway between Troy and Luverne. Wingard, Alabama was settled in 1820 by William Wingard (1796-1872) and his wife Ellender Burgess Wingard (1797-1885). They moved from South Carolina, accompanied by his brother-in-law, William Burgess, who had married Mary Wingard. So, a brother and sister married a brother and sister. Here are a few photos of Wingard Cemetery, taken in 2007: Richard William Wingard was the father of my great-grandfather, George Franklin Wingard (1860-1949). He died on his son’s second birthday. My closest kin lived in northwest Pike County and southern Montgomery County at Elmdale, the Moore-Wingard plantation. For a number…

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Wingard, Alabama

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Wingard Cemetery in Wingard, Alabama. If you’ve never been to Wingard, you’ll find it in western Pike County, just off the main highway between Troy and Luverne. Wingard, Alabama was settled in 1820 by William Wingard (1796-1872) and his wife Ellender Burgess Wingard (1797-1885). They moved from South Carolina, accompanied by his brother-in-law, William Burgess, who had married Mary Wingard. So, a brother and sister married a brother and sister. Here are a few photos of Wingard Cemetery, taken in 2007: Richard William Wingard was the father of my great-grandfather, George Franklin Wingard (1860-1949). He died on his son’s second birthday. My closest kin lived in northwest Pike County and southern Montgomery County at Elmdale, the Moore-Wingard plantation. For a number…

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