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Friday, February 25, 2011

Grandma Winnie

Grandma Winnie
would have be 96 yesterday 02/24/2011
Born in Linton, Indiana
02/24/1915

Been having an email conversation with a cousin (Paula)
 and have learned some new and interesting things
about grandma I didn't know.

We both agree that it would
have been out of grandma's character
to make things up. I remember her as being
VERY straight forward..
There was the question of her first name, part of the family
was told it was just winnie..

As this marriage license shows,
 her name being  Winifred.  The
last name JUSTUS also verified for me,
the correct spelling when I recieved this.
I had always thought it was JUSTICE.

Now the her first name of Winnie
is shown on my dad's
birth certificate. And that is another story in itself.
 Soooo...
my conclusion is
grandma just liked being known as
WINNIE!!

To date, I am waiting on the arrival of grandma's
SS application to see what the name
will be,
WINIFRED or WINNIE
(more on that later)
grandma was also listed as WINIFRED
on the 1930 Cencus when she along with
two brothers and younger sister were in
the Masonic Home for Orphans.
*note~she and her brothers went by the name
Justis (I instead of U)
and the younger sister
can be found down the list as
Margaret Justice.
Justice is the spelling I had always
thought it to be .

As for her middle name...that will be looked into.
Will be looking to get grandma's Birth Certificate.
This should show if she did or didn't have the
middle name Gaunita (I hope!)
should also be on SS application
I have been informed this is the middle name of grandma,
BUT I have to have the tanglable
proof...*this is important to me

Story has it , Grandma had a bad car acciedent
sometime early 50's..broke her back, wasn't healing
and didn't care for the cold.  She and grandpa were in
Mchigan or Indiana, so they moved to
Yuma, Ariz.
*I remember she and grandpa had
twin beds, and her's had
a wood board under
the mattress.
The accident
 was just around my birth, there is an old envelope
in my baby book which shows the
address from back east.

With grandma having
osteoperosis as well as athritis
I think this would be another
good topic to have input on.

All in all, grandma was a driving force
of the family, forthright , gutsy, straightforward...
but loving and caring to her own..glad to know I was the
first of many of those grandkids!



Thursday, February 17, 2011

FGS Voice: In Memoriam: Sandra Hargreaves Luebking

May you rest in peace, God be with your family.

FGS Voice: In Memoriam: Sandra Hargreaves Luebking

BRICK WALL on Parent's Marriage Record is starting to come D O W N !!!

email I recieved from a genealogy look up out in Calif. (thank you Steph)

Hi Debbie
I could not find Patricia Andree and James Sargent on the marriage index for Ventura Co but I did find them on the state index via Vitalsearch. It's a little confusing, though because Vitalsearch states the location of application is county 56 (Ventura) but the local file #27639 is for county 70 (Los Angeles) I always thought it was in Ventura.  This could be possible~will be checking this out in the next few days


I called our local recorders office and apparently this means they applied for the license in Ventura but got married in LA - OR the other way around. She thought your best bet was to request the marriage from LA. OK, question~thought you had to marry in the same county you applied for license?
FOLLOW-UP~ 2/23/11 Have found the possiable record in question, thou sending for it blindly. After several long distant calls to Calif. with no hard fact, but a hint of ...well went ahead to see just what will come of this, now waiting on recieving it in the mail.

(i do so hate the fact that these government record places won't help out more, even when you have all the needed data for the record location...i just want to know if they do have the record before  sending any money to them, which isn't refundable if no record is found!)

The only other information on Vitalsearch is that the groom was age 19 and the bride age 20. Also, it was hard to read the day they married, could be Dec 5 or Dec 6 in 1952. Funny story ~Dad was really 20 years old , his age was fibbed to get into Military back in late 40's / early 50's!  That is another post in itself!


If my memory serves me, dad's age on my Birth Certif. states he was 21 and mom was 22.  So now it is on to Los Angeles to see if I can locate this wayward record of my parent's union.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Toys

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Toys
First thing which comes to mind would be my Bike! Nothing fancy, one which you peddle forward to go and start to peddle backwards to stop, has one of those banana seats so your best "bud" could hop on , and maybe another would ride the handle bars~you had to be one good balance, and fearless. ( which alot of us were between 8 and 10 years old.

Then there were the skates...again, nothing fancy, had the key you wore around your neck on a string. Remember those two piece medal skates which with the key you could tighten to our shoes. Of course I had a pair of the boot lace up skates with the (again) medal wheels, seem to help you go faster....living in So. Calif, during the Santa Ana winds , wearing a light jacket....using it as a sail..."I'm flying...."

When stuck indoors, like so many girls ~I had Barbie, her honey Ken, her best friend Midge, a little sis and younger cousin. Now mind you, didn't have all the fancy houses, cars, shops , etc...a simple shoe box would open the imagination .

These are the main toys that come to mind.

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