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Aug 29

SNGF – Ancestors I Have Met

Time for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, hosted by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings.

Here is your challenge for tonight (or whenever you read this):

  1. Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).
  2. Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.

This will be a very short list for me, perhaps that is part of the reason I spend much time searching for information on my family.

Marjorie Helen (Herrington), 1926-2007, my mother. I knew her from my birth till her death, just over 55 years. She was born in Troy, New York and lived in a variety of places across the US. Her last home was in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

James Austin Yearnd, 1927-1971, my dad, a resident of Cadillac, Michigan for his entire life; except for a short tour in the US Marines and his time in college.

Winnie Alice (Kaiser) Yearnd, 1885-1957, my paternal grandmother. She lived in Cadillac, Michigan for her entire life. I called my grandma sweetie, and she called me sweetie. I remember visiting her house when I was small. I remember the many empty Bufferin bottles in the basement fruit cellar. I didn’t understand about the arthritis for which she used the medication until I was much older.

Since this is such a short list, I will add a picture of Sweetie, not as I remember her, but as she was well before I arrived on the scene.

Winnie’s mother died when she was just two and a half years old, I wonder if that is the reason for the faraway stare in her eyes?

Winnie Kaiser #2

1 comment

  1. Jackie L. Smith

    I met just four ancestors..My mother, Elise Coate, who lived in Lakeland, Florida who died in January, 2004. My father, Kempton Smith who lived in Marshalltown, Iowa and passed away in October, 2002.

    My paternal grandparents, Robert Smith, who passed away November, 1986, and lived in Eldora, Iowa. Vernice Smith who passed away May, 1993 and also lived in Eldora, Iowa. My maternal grandparents died before I was born in April, 1950.

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