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My Great Grandfather, Chester Earl Shumate

This is a really cool picture of my Great grandfather, Chester Earl Shumate. Really want to learn more about him, but those who really knew him, are gone.And it seems, those who are still alive, were too disappointed in him to have anything good to say. 100 more words


International Women’s Day...

Brilliant, strong women! We all strive to be one! Our maternal Great-Grandmother was the youngest of sixteen children born to a tea house owner and his wife in Northeastern Hungary. 460 more words

Successful Journey

On the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday we traveled inland from Huntington Beach to see my pop. This would be the first time Pop would meet Addy, his youngest great granddaughter. 404 more words


Lloyd's Last Post

I placed this letter on a gold ground for they were brave men.

This is the last letter of Lloyd’s in the collection. I found it recently,  slipped inside the envelope of another letter. 186 more words


#52Ancestors - Invite to Dinner

My family tree is full of intriguing characters and the further I delve the more intriguing they become.  What I wouldn’t give to have a face-to-face conversation with some of them.  933 more words



For the Daily Prompt: trill.

This is my great grandpa Bayers, who played in John Philip Sousa’s band.

Rural Doctor

Jesse Edwin Bowen Birth Record

Jesse Edwin Bowen was my great paternal grandfather. Born on 25 December 1903 in Decatur, Wise County, Texas, he was the son of William Booker Bowen and Ada Evaline Smith. 42 more words

Genealogist Journal