Sunday, February 24, 2019

Family News Dick Thomas son of Marie Pentico Thomas

 My husband lost a cousin this last week. One that I hold dear for many reasons.

 I met him once I think, but Aunt not around to verify.  But reading his Obituary I learned
 maybe one reason why we heard from him and his wife all the years of their marriage and ours.

  We married 5 July 1959 and Dick and Violet married Sept. 20, 1959. Both were military at the time of their marriages.  Fred was USN and Dick was USAF.

  As I had not met my in laws, nervousness was present on how I would be received.  To get a letter from his family members welcoming me into their group was very helpful.  But it never stopped with
Dick and Violet.  After Violet passed, Dick still kept in touch and we shared cards and notes then swapped information on Facebook the last few years. He offered and fixed pictures for me.
So many little things that just endeared him to me and them before her death.  We even made phone calls.  

Thanks Aunt Marie Pentico Thomas and Uncle Herb Thomas for raising such gracious children.
 I feel very blessed to have met all those around when there in 1970.

My parents families were from Iowa also Dad being born in Waterloo, area. Mom's family was in Appanoose and Monroe Counties and that region before moving to Wyoming and Mom being born.
Much family is still in these areas and we communicate often.

My parents married in Wheatland, Wyo. later they moved to Greybull, Wyo and we then went to California.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Henry and Elizabeth Higgins Hoffman 51+ Years

  How Long Were Your Ancestors Married.

 This question was posted by Randy Seaver, for  our Saturday Night Fun Event.

 Henry and Elizabeth Higgins Hoffman were married 50+ years.
 Married in 1826, April 9

  both died after 1876

   Henry 15 Sept. 1879  Aleppo, Greene Co. PA
   Elizabeth 3 Feb 1877 Aleppo, Greene Co. PA

  Another is Alexander Duvall 11  & Abigail Elizabeth Powell
  married 5 Jun 1780

  60 years  

  Alexander 11 died 7 June 1840
  Abigail  died 5 March 1842

  We can hope we make 60 on 5 July 2019 m 5 July 1979  Maybe in part to the thanks of those above.
   Wonder how many more we will make.

   Ray Dee Jones Sr and Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones made more than 50 also. my parents.
    O, I am sure I will find more because MOM did this  for their 50th Anniversary.

    3 Sept 1938 Wheatland Wyo
     Ray d 12 April 1995 Santa Rosa, CA
     Dorothy d 10 Jan 2011 Valley Ford,  CA.

     57 years

   Calvin Fay Jones and Hannah Julian Young
   married 5 July 1868

   Calvin died 23 Sept 1910 Nashua, IA
   Hannah died 27 July 1941 Moorhead, Clay Co. Minn

   42 Years?

  Finding many more yup.. Thanks for that.