Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Memories and Some in the Making

Thanksgiving Memories and Some in the Making

This is 2015, late November with Turkey Day 48 hours away.  Am I ready for Thanksgiving Day?
You bet I am.  Having attempted to look at the bright side of the negative events, it has been a challenge this year.

Such grand plans were made to spend time with sister in law Mary Pentico. We are so glad she is alive and getting better.  I  think that ladies will be doing Black Friday shopping at stores, this year, but only as make believe.  

Surprise was cousin Carolin Forbes came in last night and was seeking refugee from a storm of damaged tires.  So we had time to discuss our Jones Lineages and shared many pictures that I had gotten from Mom from Aunt Alvina Foulk Kerns' passing.

Yes, Aunt Bethel Jones Cooper and Hazel Jones definitely could pass for almost twins.  Hazel is Carolin Forbes Mom.  All these years we have heard of this comparison. Carolin was amazed at how much Aunt Bethel looked like her Mom.  My sister was amazed at how much Carolin F looks like Little Bethel, Aunt Bethel's daughter.

The common denominator was Calvin and Henry George Jones were siblings.  Their shared parents were Noyes (Noice, Noyce) Jones and Susan Madison ( Mattison).

3.These two boys had other siblings. William Harrison whom we lost at Stone River, Tenn., 36 Illinois Infantry. Co. "H". Place of death   12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and  127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

4. Noel JONES born in New York and did not make the trip to Illinois, family said died in NY. In 1850 he was 13 in New York on census and never to appear again. 

5. Arvilla whom married Addison then Alfred Johnson

6. Lucy whom married William Fuller

7. Jennie whom married Fred Apel

8. Charles born NY. 9 Sept 1850  Renssaelaer Co. Ny and died 26 Sept 1916 Waterloo, BlackHawk Co. IA
married 21 Feb 1869 Janesville, Bremer, IA
Betsey ( Elizabeth Bartlett) b 3 Sept 1847

Their daughter  Fanny  married William H.Drew*

I have been to their* homestead in Wheatland, Wyo.  My father and his brother and sisters knew this family in Wheatland, Wyo.   When Grandad Carl and Ida Foulk Jones lived there. 

It was fun to see my family look at the pictures and compare the faces and surmise on how we all tend to so look like each other in certain ways.

The topper was my sister and her husband arrived and shared the afternoon with us and Carolin and Bertie (Bobbi) (Roberta), scanned the pictures and looked at the resemblances and then shared some medical knowledge. Amazing what in one line is truly  in another. 

Dr Koop was right when he said to share your medical knowledge because it affects all in your family.  Of course we had already done some of this on the other side of family and learned how 
many shared the same situations and tolerances. 

Those that do not share, can truly hinder a kin getting well, many times it is a positive feedback 
that helps the Doctors to know what direction to go. Or even a negative tells of the lack of tolerance a family lineage may have.

So hope you spend time sharing a wee bit about yourselves for the future of our families.
Blessed Thanksgiving early.  God Bless You All.

 God, Thank You for the incidents that created this time to happen and family to meet and discover we really are not so far different from each other.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Family Register by Sanford Hoffman

This was done by Sanford Hoffman after the Civil War.

His Father Henry Huffman (Hoffman) did one also for his family. I can not find my photo of it.

This shows the pictures of all his children at the time of making the chart and his wife and himself.

I hope you enjoy this. I am told it is a Currier and Ives done after the CW for families to document their family.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Faces from the Past, Can You Add Names? Foulk, Eastman, etc.

This is Great Grandma Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk  with her last husband. 
Behind her has to be a Great Uncle of mine,with wife and child in Mr. Archers arms.
He is a Foulk with out doubt.  It is not Claude, That leaves Ira, Arthur, or Herbie.

This is a FOULK cousin I met at the Los Angeles Library some years back but her name and data 
was misplaced when I flew to Michigan shortly after.  Would like to re locate her.

This is Great Uncle Claude Foulk and wife Edna Foulk, taken in Wheatland Wyo area I believe where they lived most of their lives and died there. Loved them both so much.
His sister Great Aunt Alvina Foulk Kerns lived in Wheatland, Wyoming also but died many years before Great Uncle Claude.  Her husband was Willis Kerns.
His brother Great Uncle (Dick) Arthur lived with us in CA for a period of time until he moved to live with his daughter in Oregon. Was able to know and enjoy his three boys. Ken, Klint and Keith Foulk.
Great Uncle Herbert is gone but his wife is still with us in Wyoming.
Great Uncle Ira  was independent and I recently was able to locate his Great Grandaughter.

Can you add information to this family? Where did Margaret Mae's husband die or go?
Harvey Edward Foulk supposedly followed a wheat shipment to go to Russia.

 Great Grandma Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk Archer died in 1958 twas last of Jan or Feb.
I remember as I was a Senior an Dad got the note and sat at the table and openly cried. It was the year I graduated and she and I had exchanged letters for many years and the government lost them and many other when we moved to Hi.

I had a lot of information on my old PAF program probably never to see again.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy Anniversary to Stephan and Nicole Bruno Murillo, Candy Pentico Murillo's youngest son.

Today is the day a few years ago that Steve and Nicole tied the knot.  Said their vows and had a fabulous wedding and reception.

We are glad for this day.  They have had a good life moving forward since.

Many changes and goals being reached and decided.  (O to be young again.)

They have a beautiful daughter that is the apple of her Great Grandfather's eye. Of course, Great Grandma loves her to but she really shines up to Fred.

So our family tree was expanded, one more time with the joining of Nicole's family to
our tree.

When I think about our Indian heritage several generations back, mixed with Scottish, German,
 British, Irish, French, Dutch, Polish, Italian and tidbits of MidEastern. I have yet to ask them their heritage to add to Clementine's tree.  I have proven 4 Indian heritages and do not doubt the fifth one.
That just on my Dad and Mom's trees.  Still working on Fred's but we know German, Polish, and English for sure. A touch of Italian in his line also.  Yes, we have used DNA and Research to confirm out findings.

Europe changed names and municipalities so much it is almost easier to say Mid Eastern, European and American Indian.  Which DNA says comes out of Asia for the Indian lines.  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Birthday Greetings JOSEPH MURILLO, 2nd Grandson

 Grandchildren we have 10,   8 boys and 2 girls.  The second born Grandson is Joseph Murillo.

 Here he is shown with his family at the Beach, Seacoast 180 Tavern?.  A three generation picture of
 his mother on the far end, he in the middle and his grandfather on the front. His sister in law across the table with the edge of Clementine showing.  

Here he is with his Father and family for another occasion at our home.

It appears now I have camera fixed I need to download a picture of his son who is 4 plus years old.
Blessed Happy Birthday to our Grandson.   Yes, he is also Stephan's older brother.
Zack Allen on back of couch and  his Mom, BJ on floor, with Clementine and Nicole Murillo.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Another Birthday, Happy Birthday Clementine Murillo

To our loving Great Grandaughter who is turning 3.  She has such a terrific smile and great personality.  She  makes her  GGrandpa so happy to see her. He loves those hugs.

Steve hope your day ends well and we are looking to see you soon.

See everybody I told you we are starting Birthday, Anniversary time.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Special Day Congratulations on your MBA, Happy Birthday

Today, I am writing to share that our second grandson has earned his MBA. We are so proud of the hard work and effort he had to put in to get there. Job changes, moves, a baby and more moves, and working for an very interesting company, Skybound Comics, that was the innovators of the Walking Dead.

Today is also his birthday, we remember that day also with great excitement and joy.

Wow, how time marches on.

Candy's boys have both graduated now from college and we are so looking forward to learn who
else down the road will succeed with their goals.

We have five more in college now, one wants to be a Chef, another is working towards more knowledge about theatre and music, another working towards a major medical goal, one may become a History professor and awaiting to learn what the other one has decided to move forward in.

I suspect Stage, Lights, Productions.

This last June marked the  end of an era. All our Grandchildren have graduated from High School.

All  grandchildren are working in some field or another and seeming to be successful.  It seems we have more than one Car Salesperson in the mix of family. One in Michigan one in Washington.

We are thankful.

We are approaching the Birthday, Anniversary Season of the family.

We wish you all the best with your Birthdays and Anniversary's.

Stephan Murillo may you always be Blessed and remember to give thanks, you are an awesome Dad.

Joseph Murillo you are a week away from being wished the same, May you also always be Blessed and remember to give thanks. You are an awesome Dad.

Best wishes from your Grandparents.