Addenda to Worsham and Washam Family History
Click on pictures to enlarge
If you have a photograph you would like to share, please contact Larry Washam at
Page numbers relate to pages in the "Worsham and Washam Family History"
There are no more copies of the "Worsham and Washam Family History" book available.
Join us on Facebook
This page last edited on 24 Feb 2011
"Worsham Hotel Cigar Stand Or Bar" token is courtesy of James Noel Worsham, 1999. The reverse side says "Good for / 5 / in Trade" It's brass and about the size of a nickel. John Jennings Worsham owned the Worsham House, an hotel in Memphis, TN. There was a cigar stand in the Worsham House where John Thomas Walsh, the president of the North Memphis Savings Bank, then a youth of fifteen (ca. 1869) secured employment. (Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769–1923: Volume 3 JOHN THOMAS WALSH.) The token may also be from Joseph Henry Worsham b 4 Jul 1862 who owned & ran the Worsham Hotel in Greenbrier, TN for 25 years (See pg 111 of Worsham & Washam History.) The token may also be from Worsham, VA.
Walter Smith Bexhill 12 bushels Hop Token ~ A brass hop token for 12 Bushels. Issued in the middle of the 19th century by Walter J Smith at Great Worsham Farm in Bexhill. Hop tokens were used to ‘pay’ workers for picking hops. It was a form of truck payment as the tokens could often only be spent in the company store. During the first few decades of the 20th century many poor London families would decamp to Kent or Sussex to pick hops, it was their summer holiday.
"If All My Dreams Came True" song by Ludson Worsham, truly vintage 1913 publication by: Worsham- Prather Pub. Co. Louisville, KY. Ludson also wrote "By The Little Old Red Schoolhouse on the Hill," copyright 1918/ Worsham-Prather Publishing Co, Louisville. Ludson died in 1918 Buffalo, Erie, NY at the age of 33.
J. D. Worsham rain gauge "Rain or Shine, We Are Here To Serve You" Sheldon Farmers Co-Operative Elevator, J. D. Worsham manager, Phone 85 - Sheldon, ILL.
Sheldon is in Iroquois Co., IL. J. Dwight Worsham was a grain elevator manager. In 1920 Dwight Worsham b. abt 1880 lived in Sheldon, Iroquois Co, IL with his wife Wildah L. & daughter, Loris B. Worsham b. abt 1910. He was the s/o s/o Grafton Marion Worsham & Nancy Catherine Hughes on page 206 of the Worsham and Washam Family History.
This purse, ca. 1900, "Complements of W. B. Worsham & Co., Bankers (unincorporated) Henrietta - Texas." Size 3 1/2" tall and 4" wide with two pockets. The William Benjamin Worsham family is on page 792 of the Worsham and Washam Family History and updates are on Addenda page 792. The purse was owned by James Noel Worsham, email@example.com, in 2000. Jim, a family researcher, gave this purse to a descendant of William Benjamin Worsham. The check was for use by the Capitol Saloon of Ringold, Texas, drawn on W. B. Worsham and Company, Bankers, of Henrietta.
Bottle ca. 1895, from W. B. Washam's Drug Store in Houston, Texas. Bottle stands not quite 5 1/4" tall with applied neck. Base is embossed W. B. M. Co. Has light etching in the glass and what looks like a tiny burst bubble in the neck near the top. The family is on page 639 of the Worsham and Washam Family History and updates are on Addenda page 639
Lew Worsham autograph. Lew was winner of the U.S. Open in 1947. It was a triumph over Sam Snead in an 18-hole playoff. Lew shot a 69 to edge Snead by a single shot at the St. Louis Country Club in Clayton, MO, after the two had tied with 72 hole scores of 282. The "Lew Worsham ~ Golf 1953" Silver Medal was crafted by the Franklin Mint in 1977 depicting a finely detailed rendition of Worsham on a winning streak: That year he earned a record purse of $25,000! A description of this historic era is featured on the reverse. Measuring 1.25 inches in diameter. The family is on page 282 of the Worsham and Washam Family History and updates are included in the Addenda.
This map of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and vicinity is dated January 1907 and has handwriting and signature across the top. Name signed is Kelly A. Worsham of Troop "J" of the 12th Cavalry. Under title reads "compiled from surveys made by the staff Class of 1904-05 , 1905-06 under the direction of the Commandant of the Infantry and Cavalry School, Signal School and Staff College, January 1907". Dimensions are 14" x 9". Scan is partial due to map size. Kelly is believed to be Kelly Andy Worsham b. Feb 1877 Russell Co, VA & d. May 21, 1949 Saltville, Washington Co, VA. In 1920 he was a pvt. at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX in the 8th U.S. Cavalry. Kelly was the son of Robert Franklin Worsham & Eliza Ellen Harris. The family is on page 163 of the Worsham and Washam Family History.
Albert H. S. Worsham founded Worsham College of Embalming. Worsham College of Mortuary Science was founded by Professor Albert Worsham on Mar 17, 1911, as the Worsham College of Embalming. Professor Worsham was born Aug 1868 Fairview, Fayette Co, IN, and migrated to Chicago in 1902, where he studied embalming at the Barnes School of Anatomy. Upon graduation, Professor Worsham taught at the Barnes School for 9 years before founding one of the oldest colleges of mortuary science in existence today. The family is on page 210 of the Worsham and Washam Family History and family history updates are on Addenda page 210
Worsham Grading Contractors Ashtray, has a road grader in upper corner. The business was located at 309 N. Cedar, Borger, Hutchinson Co, Texas. The owner of the business is Jack Logan Worsham who is on page 684. (Cynthia Worsham, 2011)
This is a vintage advertising card for the Commercial Hotel, corner of Front & Jefferson streets, Memphis, Tennessee owned by Tench Schley, C E Carroll & H B Carroll. The hotel was formerly the Worsham House owned, as early as 1862, by John Jennings Worsham .
This paper fractional currency note for ten cents was issued 10th June 1862 by order of May Court 1862 for the County Of Prince Edward. Note is number 7184 and signed by Branch Jones Worsham the Clerk of the Court.
Quart embossed old milk bottle labeled Harry J. Washam Dairy Farm Jackson Ohio. This is an old authentic clear glass embossed milk bottle, stands 9 1/2" high. Harry is in the William Thomas Washam new family section
Brid. Gen Ludson Dixon Worsham was commanding general of Northwest Service Command in 1944. This censored letter was written in 1943.
These advertising thermometers, ca 1980, are from Washam Gas Co Inc on East Kit Carson Rd, Taos, New Mexico. The owner was 22.214.171.124B.1.12.3B.6A.2. Charles Harry Washam "Harry" on page 246.
Lester Allen Worsham b 2 Feb 1887 & died 11 Nov 1972. He received this Fishing Rod Patent in 1966. Lester is in the Andrew Worsham section.
Letter to William Wisham in London England, dated 1823. 2007 ebay advertisement had the following:
This site is an addenda to "Worsham and Washam Family History"
For corrections, additions and information email
More information on the book "Worsham and Washam Family History" please email
© 1999-2013 by Larry E Washam