Have you ever watched the show
My mother loves that show.
It isn’t shocking since she loves to research ancestry.
I wish the show would take her on a journey to find additional things she hasn’t been able to find.
She has notebooks and notebooks FULL for all sides, of both her family tree and my Dad’s family tree.
My grandmother (my Dad’s mother) passed away a few years ago and she also loved doing research.. They would share with each other what they had found.
They went on trips back to my Dad’s hometown and would go to the county library and do research.
She could FILL ANCESTRY.com files full of information and pictures.
My Grandmother’s mother (Laura) was married to her first husband and had 2 daughters and a son.
The 2 girls both died at a young age. Her son was the only one to make it into adulthood.
- Maggie died at 10 years of age
- Perry died at 33
- Iva died at the age of 13
She lost her husband as well.
My Grandmother’s Father (Charles) was married to his first wife. They had 3 infants that all died as infants (and the records just say they were all believed to be boys).
His wife also died just a few years into their marriage from spinal menangitis.
My Grandmother’s parents – Laura and Charles married and had 2 daughters.
- Lula and she died just after her 2nd birthday.
- A few months after the death of Lula, my Grandmother was born.
So much death for both — spouses and children.
My grandmother adored her big brother. He was 21 years older than her. He was in the military.
He was the head cook at the Leavenworth Military Base in Leavenworth, KS.
No address, just her name and the town and state.
Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914
On May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother’s Day as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war.
Perry was killed in a car accident, riding on a side board of a car. He was married to Callie, for a short time but she took off for a previous fiance.
Perry never remarried, never had children.
My Grandmother had 3 children (one being my Dad) that all grew to be adults, marry and have children of their own.
The only line in that branch to survive.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Have you done family geneology research?
I wonder what happened to Callie. Did she marry again, have children?
Wouldn’t you like to know?