Saturday, March 30, 2013

Family Interests Medical

Have you tracked your medical background?  Have you considered  a DNA Test?

Does your family have Diabetes in the back ground?  What about  breathing problems?

We recently lost a very forward medical professional, that remarked if we had shared our medical information with our providers, many of today's ailments would not exist.

Dr. Koop, was an exceptional human in the medical field.

Our family has some interesting traits,  funky fingers, webbed toes, a toe longer than the other toes.

Learning this when I saw babies born in our family, I  have been able to locate kin back to 1720.

How you ask?   Observing the traits known to exist, really helped us find more  family.

We shake hands, we wear sandals, the areas I would be watching is open to the eye.

Remember we have brown, blue, green,hazel, flecked colored eyes.  We inherited these features from
Our ancestors.  What about cow licks in the hair, extra curly hair, very straight hair, going bald young,very thin hair,or extra thick course hair?

What about freckles?  The color of our skin is inherited.  How does this affect our health?
Believe me, cancer pushes it's face more in some than others, melatonin In the skin protects  one from sunburn damage partially.  We inherit our skin color also.

If you could prevent a family from having some inherited medical problems, why wouldn't you step up and help prevent future ailments?

Heart attacks,  arthritis,  cancer,  and many other ailments we could keep better track of for our children and grandchildren not to suffer them.

Seriously,  consider sharing at least within your family .

.Thinking of all those that could attend CeCe Moore's talk today.  I hope they took advantage of it.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jones-Hoffman How my Parents met.

Jones-Hoffman, How My Parents Met, Near Wheatland, Wyoming

My parents lived in the country, not in town.  There were irrigation ditches and fields to work and
animals and working people in the community.

Mothers's family had a huge garden and it was tomato picking and processing time. Her father was out in the fields, many acres of fields and was irrigating the fields. This was all done manually in the 30's and before. His helper was a young man who worked on the Cattle ranch next door, (over the hill). Everyone took turns working the ditches.

According to Dad, he had come by the home place of Mom's (Dorothy)  many times and was most impressed with this young brunette each time he saw her out working with her Mom or Dad.

Finally, Grandad invited Dad to come meet the family after the had completed their shift for changing the water channels in the ditches.

Grandma Hoffman,  & her daughters Mae, Marie, Ruth and Dorothy were picking and preparing tomatoes to can.  There were large tubs of tomatoes to be washed and a large tub already washed.

Apparently, Aunt Marie wanted to make an impression on my future Father, for he said this is what happened.  Aunt Marie stood up and made an unpleasant comment to my future Mom.  Mom ignored her and then Aunt Marie said," I am going to wash your face in tomato Dorothy."  In the end, Mom thoroughly washed Aunt Marie's face and told her to leave her alone.  Dad said, he wished he would have had a camera, both girls were sent to the house to clean up and Grandma was furious with her girls. Worse they had wasted tomatoes that family could have eaten.

After that incident, Dad came by after work to visit with her parents and visit with the family.
She was only 16 at the time so he waited almost a  year before he asked to take her out.

She said she always felt homely and not pretty and was amazed that Dad would want to take her on a date. Another year went by and then they were  married. Many more stories  I can tell of their courtship. It shaped how their marriage went and how the family was raised. Many great stories such as, of his bringing his girl home 15 minutes late, meeting her Mom at the door, picking her up and dancing her around the room to tell her how much he liked her and loved her daughter.  Mom did not get in trouble for being 15 minutes late. Grandma was 4' 8" and Dad was 5'10+. Grandma weighed about 85 lbs. and Dad about 170. lbs.

The twinkle in my parents eyes when they told all these great stories was absolutely shining.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Photo Grandma Foulk JONES, cousins Morelli & I.

Victoria Mae (IDA) Foulk JONES later Archer with her grandchildren at that time. About 1943 at Ollimac Diary, Petaluma, CA Bob, Grandma, myself in front and Don up the stairs. My outfit had been sent by my Uncle from Hawaii. I still have it.

Dad (Ray Dee Jones) Aunt Bethel Jones Cooper, Uncle Gerald O Jones
San Diego Zoo, about 1993.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Jennie JONES daughter of Noyes and Susan Jones

Jennie Jones was born in New York, Rensselaer Co. area, probably in Petersburg with the rest of the kin.  She was born 1847 according to records I received from cousin in Iowa.  She died supposedly 28 Feb 1874  age 27, in Oak Park, Ill.  She is buried in the Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.

She was married to Fred Apel.  Having spent a week scouring the census for  more accurate information very little has come up.

Family story has her married at Crystal Lake, Ill. 1864 .  She had two girls: Minnie and Francis Elizabeth.

Minnie was born 9 Dec.  1866, Chicago, ILL area.
Minnie died 4 Aug 1944 Huron, South Dakota. buried Riverside Cemetery.

She had a child: Frances Agnes.   No record of last name.

Francis Elizabeth married Al Williams.

Data here runs together:   5 Aug 1869 born,  in Chicago, Ill. Believe this applies to Francis due to sister's birth date. Died in Evanston, Ill.
Children were: Ruth died in infancy,  Mildred whom married  George Earle McCurd.

I would love to learn more about this family's descendants, please.  Any pictures of this family out there anywhere?

When  more is learned  will add  to this information.