Thursday, December 29, 2011

Meet the family for December 29, 2011

STANFORD/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Abraham Stanford
died 182 years ago today in 1829 at age 75.  Abe is the boys' 6th great-grandfather.  Born in England in 1754 Abe married Elizabeth and begot John T. Stanford in 1782 in Dorchester, Maryland USA.  John married Bathsheba Austin Emmott as from Dorchester in 1802 and they begot 4 children the last of which is the boys' 4th great-grandfather Isaac Austin Stanford who married Catherine Kneff October 8, 1835 in Tippecanoe, Indiana and begot 12 Stanford children, with David Stanford, the boys' 3rd great-grandfather, being the second born.

STANFORD/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
William David Stanford
died 64 years ago today in 1947 at age 54 in Los Angeles, California.  William is the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed.  His father is William Henry Stanford the boys' 2nd great-granduncle and the son of the aforementioned David Stanford.  He is also the brother of Margaret Jennie Stanford who married Joseph R. Wooden  October 29 1884 in IL and are the boys' 2nd great-grandparents, the parents of Walter William Wooden and Leroy Oliver Wooden.

WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

WHALEY/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Helen Jean Whaley
died 4 years ago today in 2007 at age 82 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.  Helen is the wife of the boys' 1st cousin 3 times removed, Nathan H. Wooden, born in Stinesville, Indiana December 14, 1922.  Nathan died April 8, 2006 in Bradenton, Florida at age 83.  Nathan' father is Harvey Houston Wooden the youngest born to Andrew J. Wooden and Amanda Johnson.  Harvey's brother is Joseph R. Wooden, the boy's 2nd great-grandfather.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

BOLTON/PARKER/McMURREY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
John W. Bolton
died 33 years ago today in 1978 at age 78 in Dekalb county, Alabama.  John is the husband of the kids' 1st cousin 4 times removed, Lena Parker.  Lena's mother is Lou Della McMurrey their 3rd great-grandaunt and sister of Ida Jane McMurrey, the kids' 3rd great-grandmother.

REEVES/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

REEVES/WOODEN
John Wesley Reeves, Sr
. is 100 years old today, born in 1911.  John is Steve's great-grandfather.  John married Sarah Eloise Garrison June 25, 1932 in Athens, Alabama and proceeded to beget 4 Reeves children, with John Jr. being the second born, he in 1935.  Jr. married Mary Evelyn Pharris and they begot Mittie Marie Reeves in 1956, the first of 5 children.  Mittie married Steven Ray Wooden, Sr. in Mt. Juliet, Davidson, Tennessee on August 13, 1976.  They begot Steven Ray Wooden, Jr. February 9, 1983 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

DUETSCH/MEYER/MYER/HULGAN-HAWKINS/HOSLER-JENNINGS-KNOWLES
Franklin Roosevelt Meyer and Elizabeth Ann Duetsch's
45th anniversary is today, married in 1966 when Franklin was 33 years old in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Frank is the kids' 3rd cousin twice removed, whose father is 2nd cousin 3 times removed, Arthur Herman Meyer, the son of 1st cousin 4 times removed, Dedrick Hammond Meyer and 3rd cousin 5 times removed, Stella Irene Barnett.

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