Barry's Genealogy Diary

This online genealogical diary is hosted by Barry T. Self. It is primarily for information pertaining to the SELF surname, more particularly for descendants of John J. and Lydia Avaline Waters Self, who were married in Union County, GA in 1851. Barry Self is the SELF proclaimed family genealogist and historian, having spent over 20 years researching this Self line. This diary is dedicated to preserving and sharing the findings of his research.

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Location: Madisonville, Tennessee, United States

I am married to a wonderful and sweet wife, Svitlana, who is from Ukraine and we have a beautiful daughter, Lydia Elizabeth. I have worked in the funeral business since 1988 and thoroughly enjoy researching my family roots.

Friday, June 08, 2012


Visitation for Estelle Harrington, 88, of Onarga ,Illinois, formerly of Kankakee, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory, Kankakee. Memorials may be made to the Kankakee County Humane Foundation. She died Sunday (April 29, 2012) at the Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.
Mrs. Harrington retired from Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee. She was born May 25, 1923, in Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph W. and Maude Self Rapier. Her husband, Timothy F. Harrington, died in December 1999. She was of the Lutheran faith. She enjoyed sewing, making Christmas stockings, quilting and making handmade gifts. She loved her family, animals and cooking. She was very generous and kind to everyone, she never met a stranger.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Sony Harrington, of Dudley, N.C., and Dan and Judy Harrington, of Kankakee; two daughters, Pat Chaney, of Loda, and Colleen Longtin, of Lockport; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Beverly Harrington; one grandson, Shaun Shaver; five sisters and three brothers.

This information was provided by Rob Rapier, of Seattle, WA.