GARDNER - Elouise C. (Hoxie) Hallgren, 77, of 18 Harvard Street, diedyesterday in Marlboro Hospital following an illness.
She leaves a son, Leo Hallgren of Gardner; two daughters, Cynthia Coolidge of Bolton and Sarah J. Fanton of New Braintree; and eight grandchildren.
Her husband, Enar G. Hallgren, died in February 1987.
Mrs. Hallgren was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years.
Se was born in Northampton, the daughter of George P. and Cynthia (Stark) Hoxie, and lived here since 1935.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 310 Chestnut Street.
Calling hours at Smith Funeral Home, 69 Vernon Street, are 7 to 9 tonight.
Following cremation, private graveside services will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 20 June 1989
HALLGREN, Elouise Cynthia Hoxie, born Nov. 25, 1911, in Northampton, MA, died June 19, 1989, in Marlboro, MA. Mrs. Hallgren and her husband, Enar Gottfried Hallgren were faithful and strong leaders in the Gardner, MA, Seventh-day Adventist Church. During the mid-fifties, they played a significant role in the building of a new church structure.
Mr. and Mrs. Hallgren's three children, Leo Elton Hallgren of Gardner, MA, Cynthia Elvira Coolidge of Bolton, MA, and Sarah Jane Fanton of New Braintree, MA; and eight grandchildren survive them.
A Memorial Service was held in the Gardner church with Elder William W. Menshausen officiating and interment was in Gardner, MA.
Atlantic Union Gleaner, 7 December 1989

After two year break, Povolny returns to Eau Claire
By Erica Dakins Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003
Imagine warm, sunny days spent at the beach, surfing the cerulean blue waves, seeing the tan, blond-haired natives in a diverse culture highlighted by Hollywood and the Golden Gate Bridge.
After experiencing life in California, Mark Povolny chose to leave the warmth behind and return to Eau Claireʼs cold, snowy winters.
From the time Povolny graduated high school in 2000 from Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary (ILC) in Eau Claire, until he returned in the fall of 2002 as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Povolny had gained life experience and decided what he wanted to do with his life.
After Povolny graduated, he decided to not go straight to college for two reasons, he said.
His first reason, according to him, was because he just did not know where he wanted to go or what he wanted to do.
Povolnyʼs father graduated from seminary at ILC the same time as Povolny graduated high school, so the family would be moving to a new church in a new area, though they did not know where it would be, Povolny said. This provided his second reason, picking out a college was extremely difficult, since he had no idea which part of the country he would call home.
In the April of 2000, the Povolny family found that they would be moving to Mountain View, California and Povolny decided he would go with. While there, he said he gained valuable work experience at Electronic Arts, listed as one of the best 100 companies to work for, according to Fortune Magazine.
After a year of working in California, Povolny decided it was time to continue his education. In order attend the university he chose, UW-Eau Claire, he needed to gain back a resident status. He and his brother Steve Povolny, who also moved back to Eau Claire for college, both worked and lived in Eau Claire for the 12 months required by the UW System for their resident status.
Povolnyʼs mother, Susi Povolny, misses her sons, but she understands why they went back to Wisconsin.
"They had grown up in Wisconsin, and spent their high school years in Eau Claire," She said. "Their church fellowship, and especially with the other kids from high school, was really important to them."
Povolnyʼs approach to college was not the traditional route that most students take, yet this does not make him a non-traditional student, according to UW-Eau Claire requirements.
Students considered to be non-traditional meet one of three requirements, said Bonnie Isaacson, the Adult Student Advisor in the Adult Opportunity Center. They must be married, a parent or over the age of 24, to be considered non-traditional.
After Povolny marries his fiancée, Erin Nolting in May 2005, he will become a non-traditional student. Povolny met Nolting in California while she was on her senior class trip from Immanuel Lutheran High School in Mankato, Minn. The students stayed with families in the area, and Nolting said she met Povolny at church, the day after she arrived. Povolny accompanied her class on a few of the trips, and they stayed in touch after she went back to Minnesota. They started dating at the end of that summer, after both had moved to Eau Claire, and got engaged two years later.
Povolny hopes that when he graduates in 2006 he will be on his way to a career in broadcast journalism. Becoming a national evening news anchor is his dream job, he said.
"I like following the news," Povolny said. "I enjoy staying connected. Being a news anchor plays into my strengths. Iʼm a good speaker and a good writer."

RICHARD C. MOLLOY, 81, of Sun City Center died Saturday at The Summit. Anative of Boston, he moved to Sun City Center in 1981 from Wellesley,Mass. He was a retired aeronautical engineer for United Aircraft and waslater president and director of the Longyear Museum and HistoricalSociety in Brookline, Mass. He was a member and former reader for theFirst Church of Christ Scientist in Ruskin-Sun City Center, a member ofthe Sun City Center Ballroom Dance Club and Art Club. He is survived byhis wife, Jane W.; one son, John D. of Boston; three stepsons, Richard S.Harriman of St. Louis, Jeffrey W. Harriman of Lake Lotawana and DouglasF. Harriman of Phoenix; one daughter, Claire Witherell of Simsbury,Conn.; and nine grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
The Tampa Tribune, 3 October 1993

Margery (Witherell) Davenport, 87, of the Clark House died Saturday atElaine Health and Rehabilitation Center. She worked at the HampshireBookshop in Northampton and the Jeffery Amherst Bookshop in Amherst. Bornin Northampton, she was a graduate of Northampton High School and SmithCollege. She was a member of the Ladies of Amherst College, did variousparttime jobs for the college, was an active participant in the League ofWomen Voters and a political activist in her later years. She leaves, twodaughters, Deborah Davenport Brooks of Unionville, Conn., Susan DavenportAndrews of Juneau, Alaska; a sister, Catherine W. Shoemaker, of Pa.; herex-husband Arthur Davenport of Belchertown; and three grandchildren. Amemorial service will be at a later date. Amherst Funeral Home. Memorialcontributions may be made to World Wild Life Fund, 1250 24th Street, N.W.P.O. Box 96555, Washington, D.C. 20077, or Kestrel Trust, P.O. Box 1016,Amherst, Mass., 01002.
Union-News, Springfield, MA, 30 December 1997

Horace enlisted in the 1st Missouri Company in April 1861. He served incompanies C and E and attained the rank of Private.

Horace was mortally wounded on August 10, 1861, at the battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO.
He was removed to the hospital in Springfield, MO, where he died 8/14/1861.
His father, Horace Wright, applied for a pension based on his son's service:
Application number 368.084, certificate number 310.660

Despite its inaccuracies, the following is further verification of the preceding:
SEPTEMBER 4, 1861.
Among the killed at the late battle of Springfield, on Wilson's Creek, Missouri, was Horace E. Wright, only son of Horace Wright, formerly of Northampton. He was a private of Company E, in Blair's regiment, and was in the thickest of the fight, when we was shot through the heart, falling dead instantly. He was buried on the same evening by a portion of the company of which he was a member. (Boston Daily Courier, September 4, 1861, Pg. 1, Col. 4.)

Aubrey de Vere II (1062-1141) was also known as "Alberic de Vere". He wasthe second of that name, being the first son of Alberic de Vere who hadcome with William the Conqueror to England in 1066 and had fought in theBattle of Hastings. Their lineage is of an ancient Norman noble family ofVere, originally from the eponymous town of Ver-sur-Mer, and are said todescend from Charlemagne's sister Redburga(?).

In 1133, King Henry I declared the first Lord Great Chamberlain Robert Malet's estates and titles forfeit, and awarded the office of Lord Great Chamberlain to Aubrey, whose son Aubrey de Vere III, was created Earl of Oxford, and whose descendents were to hold the title until 1526.

He married three times: (1) Lois Ferman, (2) Rosemarie Ruediger, (3)Clara Skibinski.
COUDERSPORT, PA - William R. (Billy) Bobinko, 59, of 6 Locust St. died Monday (July 2, 1990) in Port Allegany after an apparent heart attack.
Born June 17, 1931, in Coudersport, he was a son of John and Mary Cirnak Bobinko. On Oct. 29, 1988, in Coudersport, he married the former Clara Skibinski, who survives.
A resident of the Indiana, PA for many years, Mr. Bobinko had owned and operated the Betty Miller Hotel in Indiana before returning to Coudersport 10 years ago.
He was a member of the St. Eulalia Catholic Church of Coudersport and the Antique Auto Club of America.
Surviving besides his wife are two sisters, Mary Delimen of Sheffield and Mrs. Joseph (Peg) Pesock of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Elizabeth Bobinko, Helen Pesock, and Anna Dugan; and two brothers, George Bobinko and John Bobinko.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Flickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (July 6, 1990) at 11 a.m. in St. Eulalia Church, with Rev. W. Robert Griffin, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
The rosary will be recited today at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Catharine Shoemaker
Newtown, Pa. Memorial services for Catharine K. (Witherell) Shoemaker, 96, Newtown, Pa., were March 26 in Newtown, Pa.., with family services at Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, PA.
Mrs. Shoemaker died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa.
She was born Oct. 1, 1904, in Northampton, Mass., the daughter of Philip and Alice (Warner) Witherell. She graduated from Smith College, and lived in Lawrence, Kan., from 1938 to 1957.
Mrs. Shoemaker taught English and speech at Knox School, Cooperstown, N.Y., and The George School, Newtown, Pa. She was a volunteer book-buyer for elementary school libraries and volunteered at Planned Parenthood.
Survivors include two sons, Edward C. Shoemaker, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Philip W. Shoemaker, Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, William H. Shoemaker, died earlier.

Air Force Band concert set

By Elizabeth Gorder
Beacon reporter
April 25. 2008 6:00AM

The Air Force Academy Band will perform in Baltic in honor of Cadet Col. Jonny Reynolds, who recently became the first-ever cadet from South Dakota to be named wing commander of the 4,400 cadets at the Air Force Academy.
Reynolds is a 2004 graduate of Baltic High School.
"The band is coming to Baltic as a celebration," high school Principal Jim Aisenbrey said.
The concert will be at 7 p.m. April 29 in Balticʼs high school gym.
The audience could top 1,000 people, school district Superintendent Bob Sittig said.
Reynolds said heʼs looking forward to the event.
"I havenʼt had many opportunities to come home during my tenure here at the Air Force Academy. So I am eager to visit, especially considering the circumstances surrounding my return," he said.
Aisenbrey said the academy contacted the high school to arrange the visit.
There will be a gathering in the high school commons for band members, school staff and Reynoldsʼ family. That gathering is not open to the public.
As wing commander at the Air Force academy, Reynolds commands the 4,400 cadets at the academy, which is located in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He manages a staff of 62 cadets who carry out military duties and is responsible for maintaining military discipline, morale and the well being of each cadet. He also interacts with school officials, military brass, Department of Defense officials and others who visit the academy.
During his time at the academy, Reynolds has been on the superintendentʼs list all semesters and achieved a perfect score of 500 twice in the schoolʼs physical fitness test and was the number one cadet in physical fitness.
At Baltic High School, Reynolds was senior class president, president of the Student Council and National Honor Society, and played football, basketball and baseball. He also was on the schoolʼs golf and cross-country teams.
Maria Reynolds, Jonny Reynolds' mother, said her son always has been goal oriented and decided in junior high that he wanted to go to one of the military academies. That decision was solidified, she said, after the Sept. 11, 2001, disaster.
Reynolds will speak with high school juniors and seniors during his time home.
"I will probably speak on setting and reaching goals, my military service, the Air Force Academy, skydiving, my world travel experiences and answer whatever questions they have," Reynolds said.
Reynolds is on a NCAA national champion skydiving team.
He will stay in Baltic April 27-30.
After Reynolds graduates this spring from the academy, he will intern for the summer at South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thuneʼs office in Washington, D.C.
After his internship, Reynolds will go to Texas to continue his military training.
Reynolds plans to someday return to South Dakota and perhaps run for U.S. Senate.
"Itʼs been one of his long-term goals," Maria Reynolds said.
The concert is free, and four tickets per household will be allowed. For tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Argus Leader, USAF Academy Band Concert, P.O. Box 5034, Sioux Falls, SD, 57117.

JULIA WITHERELL HORTON, 85, of Saddle River died May 25. Before retiringin 1965, she taught chemistry and home economics in New Jersey publicschools, and sewing and fashion at the Wandell School, Saddle River, for15 years. She was a member of the Valley Club and the Old Stone ChurchWomen's Guild, both in Saddle River. She had attended Framingham StateCollege in Massachusetts. Surviving are her husband, Holbrook L.; twosons, Christopher N. of Unionville, Conn., and Timothy W. ofMartinsville; two sisters, Katherine Shoemaker of Newtown, Pa., andMargery Davenport of Amherst, Mass.; a brother, Warner Witherell ofNorthampton, Mass., and four grandchildren. Memorial services will beFriday at 2 p.m. at the Old Stone Church. Arrangements are by C. C. VanEmburgh, Ridgewood. Donations to the Old Stone Church, Saddle River Road,Saddle River, N.J. 07458, would be appreciated.
The Record, Hackensack, NJ, 1 June 1992

From Wikipedia

Empress Matilda (1102 - September 10, 1167) is the title by which Matilda, daughter and dispossessed heir of King Henry I of England and his wife Matilda of Scotland (herself daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and St. Margaret of Scotland), is known, in order to differentiate her from the many other Matildas of the period. Matilda is the Latin form of the name "Maud" (or "Maude").

When she was seven years old, Matilda was betrothed to Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, and was sent to Germany in 1111 to begin her training as his consort. Matilda and Henry were married at Worms on January 7, 1114 in a splendid ceremony. In March 1116 Matilda and Henry visited Rome and Tuscany, and she acted as Regent in his absence. The Imperial couple had no surviving offspring; Hermann of Tournai states that Matilda bore a child that lived only a short while. When Henry died in 1125, he left Matilda a childless widow of twenty-three. Her brother William Adelin had perished several years before in the wreck of the White Ship, leaving Matilda the only legitimate heir to the English throne.

Matilda returned to England, where her father named her his heir, and arranged another marriage for her. In 1127, she was married again, at Le Mans in Anjou, to Geoffrey of Anjou, who was eleven years her junior. He was nicknamed "Plantagenet" from the broom flower (planta genista) which he took as his emblem, hence the name of the line of English kings descended from him. The marriage was not a happy one, and Matilda separated from him and returned to her father. She returned to Geoffrey in 1131, and they were reconciled. They produced three sons, the eldest of whom, Henry, was born on March 5, 1133. The birth of her second son, Geoffrey, Count of Nantes, in 1134 was difficult and Matilda nearly died in childbed. Her father King Henry came to visit and took "great delight" in his grandsons. King Henry and Geoffrey quarreled, and so when her father died on December 1, 1135 in Normandy, Matilda was with Geoffrey in Anjou.

On the death of her father in 1135, Matilda expected to succeed to the throne of England, but her cousin, Stephen of Blois usurped the throne, breaking an oath he had previously made to defend her rights. The civil war which followed was bitter and prolonged, with neither side gaining the ascendancy for long, but it was not until 1139 that Matilda could command the military strength necessary to challenge Stephen within his own realm. Stephen's wife was another Matilda: Matilda, countess of Boulogne. During the war, Matilda's most loyal and capable supporter was her half-brother, Robert of Gloucester.

Matilda's greatest triumph came in April 1141, when her forces defeated and captured King Stephen, who was made a prisoner and effectively deposed. Although she now controlled the kingdom, Matilda never styled herself queen but took the title "Lady of the English". Her advantage lasted only a few months. By November, Stephen was free, and a year later, the tables were turned when Matilda was besieged at Oxford but escaped, supposedly by fleeing across the snow-covered land in a white cape. In 1141 she had escaped Devizes in a similarly clever manner, by disgusing herself as a corpse and being carried out for burial. In 1147, Matilda was finally forced to return to France, following the death of Robert of Gloucester.

All hope was not lost. Matilda's son, Henry (later, Henry II of England), was showing signs of becoming a successful leader. Although the civil war had been decided in Stephen's favour, his reign was troubled. In 1153, the death of his son Eustace, combined with the arrival of a military expedition led by Henry, led him to acknowledge the latter as his heir by the Treaty of Wallingford.

She retired to Rouen, in Normandy, during her last years, where she maintained her own court. She intervened in the quarrels between her eldest son Henry and her second son Geoffrey, but peace between the brothers was brief. Geoffrey rebelled against Henry twice before his sudden death in 1158. Relations between Henry and his youngest brother, William, were more cordial, and William was given vast estates in England. Archbishop Thomas Becket refused to allow William to marry the Countess of Surrey and the young man fled to Matilda's court at Rouen. William, who was his mother's favorite child, died there in January 1164, reportedly of disappointment and sorrow. She attempted to mediate in the quarrel between her son Henry and Thomas Becket, but was unsuccessful.

Despite her tenure as "Lady of the English", Matilda was never loved by the people of her native land, who found her too foreign and haughty. She spoke three languages: French, German, and Latin. Even though she gave up hope of being crowned Queen in 1141, her name always preceded that of her son Henry, even after he became king. Matilda died at Rouen, and was buried in the cathedral there; her epitaph reads: "Here lies the daughter, wife, and mother of Henry."

Warner Witherell, 83, of Northampton, a retired bank executive, diedTuesday in The Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
He was a loan officer for several years for Devonshire Financial Services, a division of Shawmut Bank. He retired 20 years ago.
Born in this city, he was a graduate of Northampton High School, the Williston-Northampton Academy, and Bowdoin College (1930) in Brunswick, Maine.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He lived for 22 years in West Hartford, and five years in Wellesley Hills before retiring to this city 20 years ago. He was also a longtime summer resident of Friendship, Maine.
He leaves his wife of 53 years, the former Jane Bowker; three sons, Charles B. of Simsbury, Conn., Benjamin K. of Rocky Hill, Conn., and Seth W. of Upton; two sisters, Catherine Shoemaker of New Town, Pa., and Margery Davenport of Amherst, and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted later in Friendship, with a private burial in the Bridge Street Cemetery. Pease Funeral Home is in charge, and there are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alumni Association of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, or the Friendship Library, Friendship, Maine, 04547.
Union-News (Springfield, MA)
Date: February 19, 1993

Father: Johan Persson
b. 1812-09-17 at Håkansö, Piteå Lands, d.1859-04-17.
Married 1839-11-21 to
Mother: Anna Andersdotter, b. 1816-08-03 at Rosvik, Nederluleå.

Johan Alfred Åström moved with his wife Manda to Bergnäset on the Luleälv riverbanks just opposite the town of Luleå in 1900. Alfred and Mandaare considered to be the first permanent settlers in Bergnäset. In 1918Johan Alfred became the skipper of the steam ferry "Trafik", takingpeople from Bergnäset to Luleå and vice versa, and the family moved fromBergnäset to the city. Alfred retired in 1935. His daughter Signe MatildaÅström b 1898 got married to Karl Verner Johansson in Luleå. Her brotherSten Napoleon Åström b 1908 was a rather talented tennis player, gotmarried in 1941 and moved to Skellefteå in 1946. There he died in 1992.
Sten Åström wrote a book about his parents, "Lilla Mandas vandring" (Lil' Manda's walk, meaning both foot walk and odyssey through life, I guess) It starts with the little girl's 15 mile footwalk with her father from Långnäs to Luleå and then tells the story of her life.
From JK Sörblom, Stockholm

DUNNIDEER FAMILY: The Dunnideer homestead was built by Jocelyn de Baliol,uncle of King John Baliol c. 1260 and probably was given to Tyrees aspayment for military services before 1292, certainly before 1296. Buttradition says the original use of the 300' hill ("dunn") was byGregorythe Great, primarily as a stronghold to protect the Valley ofInsch; and that it became his favorite residence; he died there in 892.Literature mentions "Donudoure" as one of the places King Arthur heldcourt. Today the 550A Dunnideer Main (farm) is located 30 miles fromAberdeen, near the town of Insch and on Chevic Burn (appears in somewritings as the Ouri River). Atop the dunn still are to be found thevitrionized vestiges of an old Pictic fort and abby with some attestingstone pillars ("fortalices") in place around its base. The Baliol castleretains only apart of its foundation and its 6' thick outer limit wallscontaining an entrance door with a sentry lookout -- all preserved underthe National Trust of Scotland. There is also the ruin of another(probable Tyree) homestead, northwest of the Castle. Three ash treesstand in front of this (customarily planted to keep away witches). Themodern dwelling that bears the name was built c.1796, well after theTyree's lost Dunnideer in 1724 as a penalty for their Jacobitecommittments. The property was first passed into the hands of the Leithsof Overhall and later, by purchase, came into the possession of theGordons of Wardhouse and Kildrummy. As a working and profitable farm(primarily for sheep), it has been easily marketable through the years

Floyd Ralph Pierce, 90, of Willmar, Minnesota, and a former longtimeCrookston, Minnesota resident, died Tuesday morning, May 26, 2009, atRice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Floyd was born on November 11, 1918 in Barnesville, Minnesota, the son of Harry and Ethel (Arms) Pierce. That happened to be Armistice Day, signaling the end of WWI, so bells and sirens were blaring as Floyd came into the world. In 1930 the Pierce family moved to Crookston where Floyd graduated from Crookston Central High School in 1936. On May 11, 1941 he was united in marriage to Fern Kinshella at Barnesville. The couple made their home in Crookston and together raised three children, Joan, Mike, and Lynn. Floyd began working for the Great Northern Railroad in 1942. His career was interrupted when he entered the U.S. Navy on April 20, 1944. During WWII he served aboard the USS Audubon as a Quartermaster, taking part in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He crossed the Pacific four times from Hawaii to Okinawa, the Philippines, New Guinea, Guadalcanal, and other destinations- transporting U.S. servicemen and women from one deployment to another. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy on January 4, 1946, Floyd returned home to his family and resumed his career. In 1978 he retired from the railroad, which by then was known as the Burlington Northern. Fern passed away on September 17, 2003, and a year later Floyd moved to Willmar, where his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bob, were living.
Floyd was a longtime member of Crookston's VFW Post #1902 and American Legion Post #20. He was also a member of Crookston Eagles Aerie #873, and Crookston Masonic Lodge #141 AF & AM. Floyd and Fern had been longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, and delightful sense of humor. He was passionate about reading, and was a lifelong learner to whom many turned for advice. Floyd will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Grateful to have been a part of Floyd's life are his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bob Glaesman of Willmar, MN; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jackie Pierce of Eagan, MN; son-in-law, Neal Stenlund and his wife, Pat, of Goodhue, MN; seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Alice Pierce of Benson, MN; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Besides his beloved wife of sixty-two years, Floyd was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Stenlund, who died in 1994; his parents, Harry and Ethel; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Lloyd Johnson; and a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Marjorie Pierce. May God bless Floyd's memory.
The funeral service for Floyd Ralph Pierce will be held in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 30, 2009, with the Rev. Bill Reck, officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before the service. Interment will take place in the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston with Military Honors provided by the Crookston Veterans Council. Memorials may be designated to the Rice Memorial Hospital Dialysis Unit, 301 Becker Avenue SW, Willmar, Minnesota, 56201.
Crookston Daily Times, 28 May 2009


Parents of Roxanne are Orren and Carole Lee.

The following was written by Frithiof's Grandson, William (Bill) Gardner,Eden Prarie, MN, April 19, 1998
My grandfather, Fritiof Sundstrom, was born in Gäddvik, Sweden in 1875. Several miles away in the city of Ostergotland, my grandmother, Ellen Euginia Peelstrom, was born four years later. They were destined to meet in a small city named Madrid, in the state of Iowa, in a land called America. They would then marry, have children, and grandchildren, of which I am one, and the last my grandfather was ever to see.
In the year of his birth Minnesota was a vast land of progress and promise. James J. Hill, building the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad lines, laid track at the rate of less than one mile a month. Wheat became the most important agricultural crop, production rising and falling, troubled by invasions of grasshoppers. Lumbering flourished in the north. Immigrants poured into the state from Canada, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, and Sweden, looking for work and finding it in the thick forests of Minnesota. From 1870 to 1890 the majority of immigrants were Scandinavians. But not all of these foreigners were attracted by industry.
Fritiof, nearly always called "Fritz", was a young man in search of a ministry when he set foot on American shores in 1891 at the age of 16. He had been raised as a member of the Lutheran Church of Sweden, being born into that membership as were all babies at that time. The State Church had become all but dead. It needed a revival spirit. That spirit came as a flood in the latter 1800's with the Swedish Free Church movement. Many Swedes, filled with a new spiritual zeal and vitality, and feeling constrained by the stale condition of the State Church, emigrated to the United States during the last decade of the nineteenth century. Fritz Sundstrom was among them.
Fritz settled first in Brookings, SD. Brookings became most memorable for two reasons: it was there he became a citizen of the United States, renouncing all allegiance to King Oscar II of Sweden in the year 1900, the 5th day of April, having lived in the United States for nine years; and it was in Brookings he received his first call to be a minister of a church.
His professional ministry actually began with his ordination. He received a "Minister's Certificate of Ordination" from the First Swedish Free Mission congregation in the city of Beresford, Brooklyn Township, Lincoln County, SD on January 14, 1905. This certified him as: "Called", "Ordained", and "Accredited" as Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to perform the office and duties of a Clergyman in the United States of America as long as (he) shall be found living and teaching in accordance with the Doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his Apostles.
An accompanying certificate attests to the fact that Fritiof Sundstrom was "well know as possessing a good Christian character, as a true believer in God, Jesus Christ the Savior, and (had) been proved as well qualified for the ministry". He was ordained by prayer and the laying on of hands by the elders of the Swedish Free Mission Church.
Fritz received his first "call" about three months following his ordination (April 1903) from the Meriden Swedish Free Church in Meriden, Iowa. It was the first of many interim pastorates he would take over the years. Serving as an itinerant pastor was difficult work. Most difficult was pulling up stakes after only a very short time and moving from one city to the next. Pay was extremely low, often times just whatever could be collected at a service offering. Fritz kept a record book of all monies received, with some entries showing as little as $3.50 for the week.
During this time 29 year old Fritz Sundstrom, a handsome, young preacher in Meriden, met 25 year old Ellen Peelstrom, a spectacled, lovely woman with wavy brown hair, who attended the Free Church in Madrid, Iowa, a few miles away.
Ellen Eugenia Peelstrom was born in Ostergotland, Sweden on April 21, 1879. She immigrated to America in 1895 at the age of 16, arriving by boat in Connecticut and soon moved to Des Moines, IA to live with her brother Carl, a professional photographer. To support herself she worked as a cook in the governor's mansion during the Cummings Administration in 1904.
1904 was a busy year for Fritz. He decided to leave Iowa for one year of education and training at the Swedish Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. This was later to become the Moody Bible Institute. He was fortunate to receive an offer of employment to preach every third Sunday in nearby Stillman Valley Free Church for as long as he was in school.
The Swedish Bible Institute offered about seventeen major subjects of study to its Bible students. Besides Bible courses, students were required to enroll in classes of the English language, arithmetic, literature as an art form and concentrating on fiction, common geography, nature lessons, and history.
Fritz enrolled in a number of varied Bible courses. Bible geography, the Bible as history, which included study in the Old Testament, New Testament, and a study of the time of the Apostles. He also took classes on Bible teachers, interpretation and preaching, and a class on Bible insights, which included: a. What the Bible is.; b. How it was written.; c. Bible commentaries.; and d. Bible customs. He satisfactorily completed his studies and graduated from the Institute May 12, 1905. Prior to this graduation he had received a call to a pastorate in Colorado which he accepted May 22, 1905 and left Chicago for the city of Greeley.
By the fall of 1905 his separation from Ellen Peelstrom had become an unbearable burden and he sent for her to become his wife, which she did on September 5th in Denver, CO.
In that year, Minnesota, which was to become the Sundstrom's future and final home, was in a transitional period. It was awakening to the twentieth century. Governor Van Sant feared defeat for reelection by up-and-coming candidate John A. Johnson. Reforms in many areas, including the juvenile court system, were instituted, and the Minnesota Highway Commission was set in motion to control the ever increasing number of "horseless carriages" being driven on Minnesota's roads. Fritz and Ellen were never to own an automobile throughout their lives.
While living in Colorado, Ellen gave birth to the first of their five daughters, Hildur Aldina, on July 11, 1906. Fritz had seen the word "Aldina" at the top of an English writing tablet in school and decided upon it as a name for his first child. Their second daughter, Naomi Eugenia, was born a year later on August 16, 1907.
Itinerant preaching kept the family moving and growing for the next several years. It seemed each new pastorate brought a new baby girl. Ruth Margaret was born May 22, 1910 in Beresford, SD shortly after their daughter, Naomi, died at age 2 and a half of diphtheria. Frances Marie was born in Windom, MN January 10, 1912 and Florence Elizabeth on June 16, 1915 in Trade River, WI.
In 1919, Fritz became a District Superintendent of the Swedish Free Church in Wisconsin. This job entailed much traveling either walking, using the family horse and buggy, or quite often utilizing the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Sainte Marie Railroad which issued Fritz a minister's pass that entitled him to free railroad passage between all stations in Wisconsin.
As District Superintendent he started Free Church works in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota, often meeting in schoolhouses, and the homes of farmers to preach and hold prayer meetings until church buildings could be erected. He continued as District Superintendent until 1924.
In 1924, Fritz and Ellen with their four daughters headed west to Salt Lake City, Utah to begin a Free Church ministry there. The Evangelical Free Church had established a work among the Mormons in 1885, which contained a large Swedish population, largely through the works of Reverend Edw. Thorell. Fritz served the Lord there for three years, resigning in 1927 to return eastward to Minnesota
Minnesota had Theodore Christianson as it's governor in 1927. The people of the state marveled at the medical and surgical expertise of the Mayo brothers in Rochester, and the state's Republicans were gearing up to place their votes for Herbert Hoover in the presidential election of1928.
Minneapolis became the Sundstrom's permanent home. They moved from rented house to rented house, first 1518 - 18th Avenue South, and then 2306 - 11th Avenue South, to others. Fritz continued as an itinerant preacher during the years of 1927 to his retirement at age 65 in 1940. He would preach occasionally at the First Free Church in Minneapolis and as interim pastor and guest speaker in churches in and out of town.
Ellen and Fritz owned their first home after retirement, a small but comfortable house at 4337 - 15th Avenue South, not far from Lake Nokomis, with two small pine trees to either side of the front steps. It was in this house Fritz lived alone following Ellen's death on February 27, 1951, at the age of 71. The following year on March 22, Fritiof Sundstrom died in his sleep of a heart attack at the age of 76.

Word was received Wednesday morning of the death of Mr. Willis Fisk, amember of the Scott Seventhday Baptist church and. well known by manyfriends in DeRuyter. Pastor VanHorn was called to officiate at thefuneral which took place at two o'clock this afternoon.
The DeRuyter Gleaner, 10 September 1931

Joshua Daniel Merriman was born and died on Jan. 30.
He is survived by parents, Jacob and Caroline (Richle) Merriman; grandparents Larry and Marty (Sundstrom) Merriman of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Roland and Roxanne (Lee) Richle of Geneva, Switzerland; aunts and uncles; great-grandparents Donald Merirman of Beresford, S.D., Mae Sundstrom of Beresford, and Orren and Carole Lee of Sioux Falls; and cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cheyenne Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Dave Carlson officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.
Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home, Cheyenne.
Wyoming News

Fleischhacker, Dorothy M., Age 76, Life long resident of Little Canada &Vadnais Heights. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday at St. Johnthe Evangelist Catholic Church, Little Canada. Burial St. John'sCemetery. Visitation AT CHURCH from 4:30 to 7:30 Monday and also one hourprior to Mass Tuesday. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arr.Chapel Funeral Providers, 651-224-8080. Full notice appeared Sunday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 10 March 2008

May have been born as Hattrichia Catharina Hensler.

Son of Odo FitzGeoffry. In 1047 he saved young Duke William of Normandy'slife when he was fleeing from Valognes, where the conspirators of theCotentin were attempting to capture him. Hubert placed him on a freshhorse and giving misleading information to his pursuers, commanded histhree sons, Ralph, Hubert and Adam (4th son Eudo apparently too young) toconduct him to Falaise, which they succeeded in doing. Later on, DukeWilliam assembled some of his principal lords at a time when he wanted amessenger to go to England to attend Edward the Confessor, on behalf ofhis claim to the English crown. It was considered a very dangerousundertaking and Hubert alone of those present volunteered to make theperilous journey, on which he immediately departed. He returned with thepromise of the kingdom for William with tokens confirming it from KingEdward. Prior to 1060 he witnessed a donation to the abbey of Saint-Peterat Chartres. Hubert attended the Duke at the conquest of England with hissons, and a short ti me later was sent to Normandy to quell a disturbancethere and was not heard of again in England. He died bef. 1086, as he isnot mentioned in Domesday. His 4 sons were magnificently rewarded by theConqueror and appear in that survey. [Falaise Roll, pp. 16-17]

Hugue de Rie, castellan of Norwich; present at Senlac; m. Agnes de Beaufoe. [Falaise Roll, pp . 86-7]

Son of Eudes FitzGeoffrey de Rie; m. Albreda de Preaux; father of:
1. Eudes 'the Stewart, Le Dapifer' de Rie
2. Albreda
3. Hubert
Ambassador to William the Confessor from William of Normandy and persuaded William the Confessor to appoint William of Normandy as his successor to the English throne.

Mrs. Amanda May Fisk, 73, of Scott, well known to many is this vicinity,died Saturday night at her home. Funeral services were held at the homeat 2:30 Tuesday, with burial in the Scott cemetery. She leaves twostepdaughters, Mrs. Edward Maynard of Homer and Mrs. Agnes Callahan ofCortland; and a cousin, Miss Alice Burdlck of Homer.
The DeRuyter Gleaner, 14 July 1932

Simmons - Ray C., 76, Fremont, died Wednesday (7/31/02). Born,Washington, D.C. Veteran, U.S. Navy, World War II, Pacific Theater.Former Nebraska state senator, 1957, 1959.
Survivors: wife, Marianne; son, Mike, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Betsy Schuring, Omaha; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Presbyterian Church, Fremont. Ridge Cemetery. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Friday, Ludvigsen Mortuary, Fremont. Memorials: Fremont Opera House, Inc.; the Dodge County Historical Society or the Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Lincoln Journal Star, 3 August 2002

Mary was adopted by Carl Stephens, of Friendship, Allegany Co., N. Y.,where she was brought up and educated. She married, Oct. 4, 1887,Frederick George Mortimer, b. in England, but later of West Clarksville,N. Y. Mr. Mortimer was educated at the high school of Batavia, N. Y. Helived at Friendship three years, then, after 1883, at Clarksville. He isa merchant and was Justice of the Peace; was elected Town Clerk in 1910,and now [1913] holds that office. His wife graduated from the LiteraryAcademy before her m. She resided in Scott six years, in Friendship threeyears, to 1883, then in Clarksville to the present time [1913].
Both are members of the United Brethren Church. Son: Frederick Harold Mortimer, b., at West Clarksville, July 27, 1904. Res., Clarksville, N. Y.

Frederick Harold Mortimer, a garage mechanic at West Clarks vine fox 35years, passed away Friday morning at Cuba Memorial hospital following along illness. 'Born July 27, 1904 at West Clarksville, he was a lifetimeresident, the son of Frederick George and Mary Brown Mortimer. He was abus mechanic for Richburg central school for, 18 yeans. He married MabelFrances Stohr of Bolivar on October 16, 1926.
Mr. Mortimer was a member of Obi Evangelical United Brethren church, the West Clarksville town board, Grange 1464, McKee Chapter OES of Cuba; Cuba F. and A. M., 306; Bolivar chapter 280 Royal Arch Masons and St. John's Commandery 24 of Olean.
Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Miss Winona May Mortimer at home.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Rev. Byron Berry, pastor of the Obi church and the remains were laid to rest in the West Clarksville cemetery.
The Portville Star, 13 October 1960

Died by drowning.
Ichabod, youngest son of Elijah, Sen., born August 24, 1776, removed to Park Hill, and occupied the house built by Josiah Phelps. He married Mary Clapp, daughter of Jonathan Clapp. He was a prominent member of the church, an active, working Christian, ever ready to stand in his lot and bear his part in the work of the church. Often the weekly neighborhood prayer meeting was held at his house, and when it was at the schoolhouse, or elsewhere, he was almost always present, ready, by prayer and exhortation, to contribute to the interest and profit of the occasion. These neighborhood gatherings for social prayer and conference were a source of great spiritual profit, to those who attended them, and through them to the whole district, as well as to the church. His death occurred in 1 844. His children were Horace, Ichabod Strong, Edmund, J. Rockwell, and Russell M. Horace owned and worked a tannery for a number of years, at Roberts Meadow, in Northampton; afterwards removed to Syracuse, N. Y., and now resides in St. Louis, Mo. I. Strong resides in Brooklyn. Edmund graduated at Williams College in 1836; studied theology at East Windsor, Ct.; was ordained minister of the gospel; labored as a home missionary for many years in Weston, Mo.; afterwards was pastor of a church in St. Louis, Mo, and has been Secretary of the Home Missionary Society in that State. He is a faithful laborer, and has been the means of great good to those for whom he has labored. J. Rockwell lived on the old homestead for many years, but finally sold it, and removed to South Hadley, where he now resides. Russell M. graduated at Williams College in 1841, and was one of the early and efficient teachers of Williston Seminary. He afterwards removed to Georgia, where he was employed as Principal of a female educational institution, located at Athens. On the breaking out of the war, he returned to his native place, and is now instructor in Natural Sciences in Williston Seminary.

Alternate birth date is 10/28/1884 per death certificate.

AYLESFORD, Dec 9. - The death occured at Western Kings Memorial Hospital,Berwick, December 5, of James Enom Joudrey, at the age of 69 years. Hewas a son of the late Daniel and Lavernia Porter Joudrey, and he spenthis younger years in Lunenburg County, going from there to White Rock,where he spent a few years, and then to Lake George, where he had livedfor the past 40 years or so. He is survived by his wife, the former EthelLutz, of Lake Paul; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Lester Lutz (Evelyn), LakeGeorge; one adopted son, Vernon, South Berwick; a nephew whom he hadcared for since infancy, LeRoy Lonergan, at home; a sister, Mrs. AllanDeLong (Etta), Kempt, Queens County; three brothers - Joseph,Factorydale; Rupert, Aylesford; and Harry, Lake Paul. Funeral serviceswere conducted by Rev. R. W. Braine and Rev. H. L. Mitton at MorristownBaptist Church, Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers were Lester Lutz, KeithLutz, Joseph Lonergan and Vernon Joudrey. Interment was in MorristownCemetery.

Garcia Ramirez, called the Restorer, was Lord of Monzon, and in 1134became King of Navarre.

He was born in the 1110s as the grandson of a bastard son of Garcia V of Navarre. His parents were Ramiro Sanchez de Monzon (of bastard Navarrese royal ancestry) and Cristina Rodriguez Diaz de Vivar, daughter of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid Campeador, the recent lord of Valencia.

When Aragon, which had from 1076 taken over in Navarre, lost its warrior king Alfonso I of Aragon and fell into a succession crisis, Garcia managed to wrest Navarre from his also illegitimate Aragonese cousins in 1134.

He was obliged to surrender Rioja to Castile in 1136, and to declare himself a vassal of King Alfonso VII of Castile.

Garcia was utterly incompetent, and at various times was dependent upon the revenues of churches and convents. He was succeeded in 1150 by his more competent son, Sancho VI of Navarre (the Wise).

Married 6/15/1935, wife died after him.

The especial charm of this Association is at once its one shortcoming, for not only does it bring together men with a common interest but, more than do most similar organizations, it welds more closely the bonds of friendship between kindred spirits. Its fostering of social exchange and of camaraderie makes harder the inevitable depletion of its roster by time, a fact emphasized anew as we note now the death of George Argale Harrop, Jr.
Born in Peru, Illinois, on November 5, 1890, the son of George Argale and Mary Belle Cole Harrop, he received his preliminary education in that town, then spent two years at the University of Wisconsin (1908-10), after which he transferred to Harvard University, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1912. Following his graduation from college, he entered the Medical School of the Johns Hopkins University and was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine in 1916. From 1916 to 1920, he served as Intern and Assistant Resident in Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and then for the year 1920-21, was engaged in investigative work with Professor Krogh in Copenhagen. From 1921 to 1923, he was Resident Physician and Instructor in Medicine at Columbia University, and in 1923- 24 he was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Peking Union Medical College, from which post he returned to Hopkins, where he remained as Associate and then as Associate Professor of Medicine from 1925 to 1938. During those years he demonstrated, in addition to his interest in clinical medicine, an especial aptitude for research in and for the teaching of disorders of nutrition and of metabolism, published many papers and established a reputation as an outstanding investigator. His busy schedule allowed time in 1921 for a trip to Peru under the auspices of The Royal Society leading to the establishment of good contacts that he renewed in 1939 when he journeyed again to Mexico and South America.
In 1938, Harrop left Baltimore and his direct affiliation with academic medicine to become Director of Research of the Squibb Institute for Medical Research at New Brunswick, N. J., a post he held until his death. In this capacity, large administrative responsibilities left him relatively little time personally to carry on investigative work and deprived him of the opportunity to conduct clinics or classes, but his wealth of information was helpful to his associates, his enthusiasm and creative capacity were stimulating to them and he directed well the fruitful labor of many colleagues in diversified fields. Arduous duties and a crowded schedule left him little time or inclination for hobbies and he found his chief relaxation and pleasure in his home with his wife, Esther Caldwell, to whom he was married in China in 1924 and with their three sons and one daughter.
He belonged to many scientific societies at home and abroad, was a member of several honorary fraternities and was the recipient of many honors. He was shy but genial, and, although by nature modest and retiring, was ready at all times not merely to express but stoutly to champion his views. He was tolerant and above all else kind, with a simplicity almost unique in one so wise as he. He was gregarious, an entertaining companion, a good friend. Although hampered by imperfect health for some time, he continued stoically to carry on without stint of effort, sustained or driven by his intellectual curiosity, ambition, determination and by an energy that was not to be denied. From January, 1945, on, grave symptoms prevented continuing activity and caused the invalidism that checked him until his death on August 4 of that year.
A member of this Association since 1933, his companionship was enjoyed, his friendship esteemed and his passing is recorded with sorrow. Truly, in the words of the poet "he was lost too soon."

JOUDREY, Vernon Cecil - 77, Lake George, Kings County, died August 25,1993, in Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick. Born in Lake Paul,Kings County, he was a son of the late James Enos and Ethel Viola (Lutz)Joudrey. He was a member of Mountain Peakers Seniors Citizens Group andworked as a truck driver and was employed with Joseph Lonergan, and laterwith the Department of Lands and Forest, retiring in 1982 after 25 yearsof service. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He is survived by hiswife, the former Florence McCormick; son, Richard J., Lake Fletcher,Halifax County; four daughters, Kathleen G. (Mrs. Stanley Haines), EastDalhousie; Annie E. (Mrs. Eion Duffy), Saint John, N.B.; Darlene L.Joudrey, Mississauga, Ont.; Rosemond M. Joudrey, Halifax; sister, EvelynLutz, Berwick; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitationwill be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick,where funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Rev. Lionel Moriah officiating.Burial will be in Morristown Cemetery. Family flowers only by request.

According to passenger lists he arrived in New York from Hamburg on theWieland with his parents. It is possible that he died at sea and thelist was not altered to reflect that death.

Children from a previous marriage are Patricia, Scott and Aaron

Erik's brother, Per Olof Josef Lundgren, immigrated to Brazil in 1953.Erik came one year later, but he moved back to Sweden.

The sudden passing of Mrs. Lloyd Lutz occurred at her home, Nicholsville,on Monday, Dec. 27. She leaves besides her husband, two daughters,Myrtle, Lakeview; Maxwell at home; also five sons, Bernie, Aldershot;Aubrey, Morristown; Medford, Berwick; Calvin at home; and Judson, who hasjust arrived safely oversears. She was 48 years old. Funeral was heldfrom her home Wednesday afternoon, Dec 29, a 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.S. G. MacQueen.

Jesse Brown, son of Amos Brown and Esther Babcock, born, at Leyden,Mass., Mar. 7, 1807; died, at Homer, N. Y., May 18, 1890; m., at Preble,N. Y., Sept. 20, 1834, Mary Ostrander, b., at Coxsackie, N. Y., on theHudson, Feb. 24, 1816; died, at Homer, Sept. 16, 1895; daughter of JohnOstrander, who was born in Holland, and Mary Landphere, of Coxsackie. Mr.Brown was a farmer and a Republican. Both he and his wife were members ofthe Methodist Episcopal Church. They celebrated their golden weddingSept. 20, 1884. Jesse and Mary Brown were counted among the very bestcitizens in Scott, N. Y., where they lived the greater number of theirwell-spent years, and also in Homer, where they lived a few years, theplace of their decease. Mr. Brown inherited forty acres of land at thedeath of his father, which occurred when he was ten years old. He livedon the old homestead until he was about seventy years old, and continuedto add to his landed estate until he possessed two hundred acres. It wasutilized for dairy farming and maple sugar. They were both honored andrespected for their fine moral characters, wisdom, and even temperaments.
Brown genealogy of many of the descendants of Thomas, John, and Eleazer Brown (Volume 3).

Adolphson, Erna M. age 85, of Belle Plaine. Preceded in death by husband,Herbert and sister, Donna Lunde. Survived by children, Ann (Dick) Ross,Keith (Lynn), Peter (Kris) and Dawn (Scott) Underferth; 8 grandchildren,3 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Raasch and many other relatives.Memorial service 11 AM Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at St. John's LutheranChurch, 148 S. Chestnut St., Belle Plaine, MN. Interment Ft. SnellingNational Cemetery.
Star Tribune, 16 November 2006.

Blanche de Navarre was Countess-consort of Champagne, then acted asregent of Champagne, and finally also as regent of her native kingdom ofNavarre. She was born in 1170's and died 1229.

She was the youngest daughter of Sancho VI of Navarre (who died 1194) and Sancha of Castile, the daughter of Alfonso VII.

Her eldest brother Sancho VII of Navarre succeeded their father as king of Navarre. Her brother Ramiro of Navarre was Bishop of Pamplona, and her elder sister Berengaria of Navarre married Richard I of England and Aquitaine, the northern neighbor of their kingdom.

She herself was married to Count Theobald III of Champagne, who died already in 1201. At that time, she was pregnant, and then gave birth to son, who immediately became count Theobald IV of Champagne (1201-53). Blanca ruled the county as regent until Theobald turned 21 in 1222.

The regency was plagued by a number of difficulties. Blanca's brother-in-law, count Henry II had left behind a great deal of debt, which was far from paid off when Theobald III died.

Further, their son Theobald's legitimacy was not unquestioned, and his right to the succession was challenged by Henry's daughter Philippa and her husband, Erard I of Brienne, count of Ramerupt and one of the more powerful Champagne nobles.

The conflict with the Briennes broke into open warfare in 1215, and was not resolved until after Theobald came of age in 1222. At that time Theobald and Blanca bought out their rights for a substantial monetary payment.

Blanca had also arranged the dowry to Henry II's elder daughter Alice, when she was married to the young king of Cyprus. In 1230's, in order to settle with Alice, Theobald IV had to sell his overlordship over the counties of Blois, Sancerre, and Chateaudun to the king of France.

Blanca's brother Sancho VII of Navarre was the last male-line descendant of the first dynasty of kings of Navarre, the Pamplona dynasty, and was childless.

Sancho went into retirement ("el Encerrado") at some point, when Blanca took administration of the kingdom.

Blanca died in 1229, her brother in retirement remaining as king of Navarre and her son Theobald continuing as count of Champagne.

Their eldest sister, Berengaria, queen of England, died 1232 childless, thus leaving Sancho alone as children of Sancho VI. When he died, Blanca's son Theobald of Champagne was recognized as the next monarch in Navarre in 1234. Count Theobald IV thus succeeded his uncle Sancho VII of Navarre as king of Navarre.

Theobald had married twice during Blanca's lifetime, but had not succeeded in producing children. Blanca went to grave not seeing future for her dynasty. However, afterwards, Theobald had children in his third marriage.

J. Lockwood
a native of Sullivan county, New York, was born October 15th, 1830. At the age of sixteen, he began to learn the tailor's trade in Unionville, Orange county. Coming to St. Paul the 23d of April, 1855, the same day took a claim in Eureka township. This he sold in 1865, and purchased eighty acres in Empire, sold this two years later, and, purchased his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, broke most of it, made the improvements and has since been engaged in farming and stock raising. In the winter of 1865, he enlisted in the First Minnesota Artillery, under Colonel Baxter, and served until the close of the war. Married October, 1863, Mrs. Brisbin, a native of Massachusetts. They have two sons: Arthur R. and T. J.

Marie de France, or Marie Capet, Countess of Champagne (1145 - March 11,1198), was the elder daughter of Louis VII of France and his first wife,Eleanor of Aquitaine.

She was an older sister of Alix of France. She was an older paternal half-sister to Marguerite of France, Alys, Countess of the Vexin, Philip II of France and Agnes of France. She was also an older maternal half-sister to William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Leonora of Aquitaine , Joan Plantagenet and John of England.

Her parents divorced in 1152, and the custody of Marie and her sister Alix was awarded to their father, King Louis. Their mother Eleanor remarried to King Henry II of England, and so left France. In 1160, when her father King Louis married Adele of Champagne, he betrothed both Marie and Alix to Adele's brothers. After her betrothal, Marie was sent to the abbey of Avenay in Champagne for her education.

In about 1164, Marie married Henry I, Count of Champagne. They had four children:
1. Scholastique of Champagne (died 1219), married William V of Macon
2. Henry II (1166-1197)
3. Marie of Champagne (died 1204), married Baldwin I of Constantinople
4. Theobald (1179-1201)

After Henry I's death in 1181, Marie acted as regent from 1181 to 1187, when her son Henry came of age. However, Henry II left to go on Crusade, and so Marie once again served as regent in his absence from 1190 to Henry's death in 1197. She retired to the nunnery of Fontaines-les-Nones near Meaux, and died there in 1198.

Marie is remembered today mainly for her role in the heresy that was the target of the Albigensian Crusade. She was also a patron of literature, including Andreas Capellanus, who served in her court, and Chretien de Troyes. In her court, the institution of marriage was repelled and forbidden for being contrary to the rule of love.

Theobald III of Champagne (d. 1201) was Count of Champagne from 1197 to1201.

Theobald was the younger son of Henry I of Champagne and Marie, a daughter of Louis VII of France. He succeeded as Count of Champagne in 1197 upon the death of his older brother Henry II.

In 1198, Pope Innocent III called the Fourth Crusade. There was little enthusiasm for the crusade at first, but in 1199 various nobles of France gathered at Theobald's court for a tournament, including the preacher Fulk of Neuilly. There, they "took the cross," and elected Theobald their leader, but he died the next year and was replaced by Boniface of Montferrat.

Theobald married Blanche of Navarre, and was succeeded by his posthumous son by Blanche, Theobald IV. She was to rule as regent for the following 21 years, during which the succession was contested by Theobald's nieces, Alice and Philippa of Champagne.

Henry I of Champagne (died March 17, 1181), known as "the Liberal", wascount of Champagne from 1152 to 1181.

He was the eldest son of Count Thibaut II of Champagne (who was also Count Thibaut IV of Blois). On his father's death, Henry chose to take Champagne, leaving the family's older holdings (including Blois, Chartres, Sancerre, and Chateaudun) to his younger brothers. At the time this may have been surprising, for the other territories were richer and better developed. Henry must have had forseen the economic possibilities of Champagne, and it is during his rule that the county achieved its high place as one of the richest and strongest of the French principalities.

Henry established orderly rule over the nobles of Champagne, and could fairly reliably count on the aid of some 2,000 vassals, which just by itself made him a power few in France could equal. This order in turn made Champagne a safe place for merchants to gather, and under the count's protection the Champagne Fairs became a central part of long-distance trade and finance in medieval Europe.

In addition, the count's court in Troyes became a renowned literary center.

Henry married Marie of Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was succeeded by their eldest son Henry II of Champagne. After Henry II became king of Jerusalem, the younger son Thibaut III became count.

From Wikipedia

Fulk III (972-1040), called Nerra (that is, le Noir, "the Black") after his death, was count of Anjou from 987 to 1040. He was the son of Geoffrey Greymantle and Adelaide of Vermandois.

He was the founder of the Angevin dynasty. He had a violent nature and performed both cruelties and acts of penitence; he made four pilgrimages to the Holy Land. In probably his most notorious act, Fulk Nerra had his first wife (and cousin) Élisabeth de Vendôme burned to death at the stake in her wedding dress, after discovering her with a goatherd in December 999.

Erdoes says of him: "Fulk of Anjou, plunderer, murderer, robber, and swearer of false oaths, a truly terrifying character of fiendish cruelty, founded not one but two large abbeys. This Fulk was filled with unbridled passion, a temper directed to extremes. Whenever he had the slightest difference with a neighbor he rushed upon his lands, ravaging, pillaging, raping, and killing; nothing could stop him, least of all the commandments of God."

He fought against the claims of the counts of Rennes, defeating and killing Conan I of Rennes at the Battle of Conquereuil in 992. He then extended his power over the County of Maine and the Touraine. All of his enterprises came up against the no less violent ambition of the Odo II of Blois, against whom he made an alliance with the Capetians. In 1025, after capturing and burning the city of Saumur, Fulk reportedly cried, "Saint Florentius, let yourself be burned. I will build you a better home in Angers." But when the transportation of the saint's relics to Angers proved difficult, Fulk declared that Florentius was a rustic lout unfit for the city, and sent the relics back to Saumur.

Fulk also commissioned many buildings. From 987 to 1040, while he was count of Anjou and fighting against the Bretons and Blois, protecting his territory from Vendôme to Angers and from Angers to Montrichard, he had more than a hundred castles, donjons, and abbeys constructed. These numerous pious foundations, however, followed his many acts of violence against the church.

Fulk died in 1040 in Metz.

Blanche's parents are Therman and Dorthory Christman.

He married Abigail Bishop, his second wife,
in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, on 10 June 1650.
He married Elizabeth Bailey, his third wife,
in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, on 26 June 1654.
Children of John Finney and Elizabeth Bailey:
Jonathan Finney+ (14 Aug 1655 - Nov 1728)
Robert Finney (13 Aug 1656 - 1690)
Hannah Finney+ (02 Sep 1657 - 03 Aug 1730)
Elizabeth Finney+ (15 Mar 1659)
Josiah Finney+ (11 Jan 1661)
Jeremiah Finney+ (15 Aug 1662 - 18 Feb 1748)
Joshua Finney+ (31 Dec 1665 - 07 Sep 1714)

[S60] The Finney Family of Lenton.

John Finney emigrated to New England between July 1637 and December 1638. He was assigned land at Webb's Field in Plymouth on 12 December 1639, the grant was confirmed on 6 June 1640. On 16 September 1641 John and his brother Robert were each granted six acres of upland abutting the brook that comes from Fresh Lake, and John received another grant of fifty acres at Pausatuke Neck on 5 June 1666. The court confirmed the grant at Gassuntaguanumcke Neck on South Sea. 7 July 1668.

John was admitted a freeman of the colony on 20 August 1644. He held many positions of trust, beginning with appointment as constable at Plymouth on 7 March 1642. The following year he was include on a list of those able to bear arms from the town of Plymouth. he was collector of the excise at Plymouth 1646-1648 and was three times appointed surveyor of the highways in 1646,1654 and 1668. On 24 February 1652 he was chosen to lay out the highway from Plymouth to Sandwich with twelve other men.

John Finney removed to Barnstable before 29 August 1652 when he was admitted to Rev John Laathrops church. In Barnstable he was appointed exciseman in 1661, inspector of ordinaries in 1671 and constable in 1675. John was frequently a juryman in Plymouth And Barnstable.

On 1 March 1658/9 Isaac Robinson and Gyles Rickard complained to the court in behalf of two children of Henry Coggins, deceased, who were living in the home of John Finney at Barnstable, being the children of his second wife Abigail. The complaint was recorded three days after the death of 'Thomas Coggins, one of Henry Coggins Sons. The exact nature of the complaint is not stated, but it was claimed that the Coggins children had suffered wrong in sundry respects. The case was referred to the May session of the court. In the mean while, John was ordered to keep his stepson. apparently John Coggins, in school all the time excepting six days, and to prepare an account of the childrenʼs estate. John Coggins was eventually placed under the guardianship of Captain James Cudworth and Isaac Robinson, and on 7 June 1659 John Finney surrendered all of Henry Coggins lands at Barnstable to the guardians.

Late in his life, John Finney became interested in the Mount Hope lands, now Bristol RI. John and his sons Jonathan and Jeremiah were original grantees of Bristol on 1 September 1681. The last mention of him is in a deed dated 7 February 1682 in which he disposed of his house and thirty acres of lands in Bristol on the Swansea River to his son Jonathan.

Erroll died from a crushed chest, when his truck overturned on a farmroad, while he was checking on his cattle.

From Wikipedia

Morphia of Melitene, or Morfia, (died c. 1126) was the wife of Baldwin II, king of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Morphia was the daughter of an Armenian nobleman named Gabriel (or Khoril, in Armenian), the ruler of the city of Melitene. Although ethnically Armenian, the family practised the Greek Orthodox faith. Melitene was a neighbour of the crusader County of Edessa, and Gabriel soon became a vassal of the county. The future Baldwin II of Jerusalem was also count of Edessa after 1100, and he consolidated his position in the county by marrying Morphia around 1101. Gabriel, who was very wealthy, gave 50 000 gold bezants as a dowry. Baldwin and Morphia had four daughters: Melisende, Alice, Hodierna, and Ioveta.

When Baldwin became King of Jerusalem in 1118, Morphia and her children remained in Edessa. After the Muslim victory at the Battle of Ager Sanguinis in 1119, Baldwin returned to the north to respond to the threat. After having secured the crusader territories, he returned home in 1120 with his family, and Morphia was finally crowned as queen. Morphia went back north when Baldwin was taken captive while patrolling the borders of Edessa in 1123, and helped ensure his release by offering their young daughter Ioveta as a hostage.

According to the Melisende Psalter, Morphia died on October 1, but the year is unknown; it was either 1126 or 1127, more likely 1126. With no male heir, Baldwin II designated Melisende, his oldest daughter, as his heir, and married her to Fulk V of Anjou. Two of their other daughters also married influential crusader lords: Alice married Bohemund II of Antioch, and Hodierna married Raymond II of Tripoli. Ioveta became a nun.

Morphia was probably partially responsible for the Greek and Armenian cultural influences that appeared in the Latin kingdom. Art from the kingdom, such as the Melisende Psalter, often shows a mixture of eastern and western styles, just as the western crusaders had begun to accustom themselves to eastern culture. Morphia was buried at the abbey of St. Mary Josaphat, just outside of Jerusalem.

Despite of his piety, Hugh was constantly in conflict with the Abbey ofSaint-Maixent. One of these many litigations became so violent that theduke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Pope Pascal II had tointervene. Because of these many conflicts, Hugues was called the devil,by the monks of Saint-Maixent.

In 1086, the army catillane was beaten by Almoravides. Berenger Raymond II count de Barcelone, half-brother of Hugues was in turn threatened by Almoravides. Hugh VI organized an expedition to Spain with his other half-brother Raymond IV of Toulouse, to help the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the first crusade, with his brothers Raymond and Berenger-Raymond; He also took part in the crusade of help in 1101

He married about 1065 Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery II, Viscount of Thouars and Aurengarde de Mauléon.

Howard L. McKay, 93, passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at his home inMuskogee. He was born October 22, 1915 in Muskogee to Howard L. McKay,Sr. and Eva (Chaldecott) McKay. He graduated Central High School in 1933and married Roberta (Bobbie) Wright on July 22, 1938. Howard served inthe U.S. Army during World War II and returned to live, work and raisehis family in Muskogee. He began his carpentry career with hisfather-in-law at Wright Construction before starting McKay and FreelingConstruction Company.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, parents, mother and father-in-law, Katherine and Monroe Wright.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jim Murray, his granddaughter, Lisa D. Tidwell-McKay, his grandson and granddaughter-in-law, James and Kirsten McKay, great-grandchildren, Tiffany Olson and Devin Mendez, Tabitha and David Barks, Eva McKay, Tyler McKay, Brandon McKay, Gabriel McKay, and great-great-grandchildren, Icsis McKay Olson and Nya Olson, all of Muskogee.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009 at Greenhill Cemetery with Brother Danny Barks officiating.
Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat, 4 August 2009

MARY GAIL FISKE, daughter of Arthur G. Rogers, who was born and raised inASBURY PARK, transitioned on Friday, Sept. 14, in Cornwall, Pa., whereshe moved with her husband in 1995. "If Jesus goes with me, I'll goanywhere! 'Tis heaven to me, where'er I may be, If he is there!" Thischorus to a hymn provided comfort to Mary Gail as a child when she wasconfronted with uncertain situations. She would sing it to herself as shewent through whatever was before her. Now, some 80 years later, knowingthat she would soon be leaving this life for a new adventure in spirit,she once again thought of this chorus and was comforted. She graduatedfrom Asbury Park High School in 1939, and attended Penn State Universitystudying home economics for a year. It is there she met her husband,Robert K. Fiske, whom she married four years later. She took businesscourses at Monmouth Junior College with the idea of working in herfather's moving business, but her compassion and need to help others soonled her in another direction. She attended the School of Nursing at St.Luke's Hospital in New York City, where she graduated in 1944 with anursing degree. She and her husband moved to Ithaca, N.Y., where theylived for 40 years and raised their family. Mary Gail worked as a publichealth nurse and a school nurse until she retired. "Gail," as most peoplecalled her, has now joined her husband, Bob, who transitioned before herin 2000.
She is survived by her four children, Susan, Linda, Roger and Mary Ann; and her four grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, David and Brian.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cornwall United Methodist Church Chapel, Alden Street, Cornwall, Pa. Memorial contributions can be made to Cornwall United Methodist Church, Attn: The Lucas & Limi Ndaro (Tanzanian Relief) Fund, P.O. Box 687, Cornwall, PA, 17016. Arrangements are entrusted to Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Harrisburg, Pa.
Asbury Park Press, 18 September 2007

His estate was probated on 19 June 1719
He left a will on 19 April 1718 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; bequests were as follows: After The Decease of my wife I Give to my Daughter Mary Eastland my best feather Bed and Coverlid and bolster and one pillow. All the Rest of my movable Estate I Give Equally to my Three Daughters vis: To Mary Eastland, Mercy Crocker and Reliance Morton. The Remainder of the Money Due To me from my son Ebenezer Phinney after my wife's Decease I Give Equally To my Seven sons vs: John Phinney, Joseph, Thomas, Ebenezer, Samuel, Benjamin and Jonathan Phinney. I Do Constitute . . . son John Phinney my onely and sole Executor. The signature was recorded as "John Phinney". The witnesses were: Moodey Russell, Martha Russell, James Paine.

Queensbury -- Edward "Ted" Conard Shoemaker II, died Thursday, Jan. 14,2010, at home in Queensbury, N.Y. The cause of death was prostate cancer.
The son of William H. and Catharine W. Shoemaker, Ted grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and graduated high school at George School, Newtown, Pa. After graduating from Oberlin College he served in the U. S. Army until 1959 when he went to work for IBM, retiring in 1995.
We will remember him as a kind and very witty man, a fine wordsmith and solver of puzzles. Like the elephant's child, Ted had a "satiable curtosity." All who knew him will smile as they remember him.
He was predeceased by his parents but is survived by his brother, Dr. Philip W. Shoemaker and his family.
Immediate family survivors are wife, Louise, son Philip A., daughter Juliet (Randy) Provost, and grandchildren, Natalie Shoemaker and Glen Provost.
Services are private. There are no calling hours scheduled.
Arrangements are under the direction of Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury, N.Y.

They lived in Lake Preston, S.D. beginning in Sept. of 1890. Two yearslater in 1892 they moved to Demet, SD. One year later, in 1893, theymoved to Long Beach, Calif. In 1894 they moved to Los Angeles and later,on June 11, 1904, (or 1909) to Bell, residence at 6604 Otis..

Live at 6720 Rita Street, Huntington Park, in 1934.
Possibly lived at 1441 Tamar Dr, Rowland and at 2506 Woodruff Way, Arcadia, CA. If so, her husband was Winston E. Austin, b. 23 Oct 1916 in Maine and died 8 Nov 1981 at Azusa, Los Angeles.

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Thomas Rogers became a citizen of Leyden on 25 June 1618 with sponsorsWilliam Jepson and Roger Wilson, and was called a Camlet-merchant. Twoyears later, on 1 April 1620, he sold his house in Leyden before comingto America on the Mayflower.

Thomas was the 18th signer of the Mayflower compact.

Thomas brought his son Joseph with him on the Mayflower. He died the first winter, but his son survived. William Bradford in his Of Plymouth Plantation writes of Thomas Rogers: "the rest of Thomas Rogers' [children] came over and are married and have many children."

In the 1622 poll tax for Leyden are listed his wife Elsgen (Alice), and daughters Lysbeth (Elizabeth) and Grietgen (Margaret), and son John. John Rogers is known to have come to America and married, but the whereabouts of Elizabeth and Margaret remain unknown, though Bradford seems to suggest they came to America and married.


[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 23, Ed. 1, Tree #2789, Date of Import: 11 Sep 1999]

CAPE COD SERIES VOL.I, "Hx.& Genealogy of the MAYFLOWER PLANTERS", Copied from: World Family Tree [Vol.12] #3528 MA. - More ("notes") Leon Clark Hills, Hills Publishing, Washington, DC, 1936, 131 Gen.9 - Jan.1993 from Solano Co. JFK Vallejo Library.
The name of his wife has not been determined. Thomas Rogers was a "Camlet" (a European n fabric of silk & wool) merchant in London and Leyden, Holland. His place in London seems t o have been in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Great where he was a taxpayer, together wit h Christopher Martin, Governor of the Mayflower, and John Hooke. He early became interested in the Pilgrim movement, and was a member of the Leyden, Holand congregation on or before June 25, 1618. He seems to have been fairly well off.
In order to finance his trip on the Mayflower he sold his house on Barbara Lane in Leyden Apr 1, 1620, to a party by the name of Mordeca Cohen for 300 gilders.
Thomas Rogers may be related to George Rogers-Student at Leyden University who lived wit h Thomas Blossom. George Rogers matriculated in Medicine Oct. 27, 1609, then 25. Accompanied by his youngest son Joseph, then about 12 years old, he crossed the ocean in the Mayflower, and became one of the signers of the famous compact. Unfortunately he died at an early age soon after landing at Plymouth in Feb., 1621, and his grave is on "Burial Hill" alongside t hose of his friends who died in that first winter of terrible hardship.
Governor Bradford in his history of Plymouth Plantation states that the other children o f Thomas Rogers came over later.
Incidentally his neighbor in London, Mr. Christopher Martin, was a member of the Merchant Adventurers, and appointed by them Governor of the Mayflower, and also Treasurer. There is good reason to suspect that Thomas Rogers was also a member of the Adventurers. He became a citizen of Leyden in 1618, guaranteed by Wm. Jepson and Roger Wilson.
POSSIBLE CHILDREN OF THOMAS ROGERS BORN ENGLAND; I. Joseph, b.1607/8, II(?)Thomas, b.1600 /8(?) III. John, b.abt.1611, d. bet. August 26, 1691-Sept.20, 1692 IV.(?)William,b.1613(?) V.(? )James, b.1615(?) VI. dau. perhaps VII Noah(?) VIII Probably other children.
NOTE: Of the above children the General Society of Mayflower Descendants has accepted a s clearly established as sons of THOMAS ROGERS, the Mayflower Passenger, I Joseph, b. 1607/8( ?) and III John, b.1611(?). However, William Bradford stated other members of his family came to America, and many good arguments have been, or could be advanced, especially in the case s of IV William, b. 1613(?) and V James, b. 1615

Thomas Rogers and his son Joseph came to the colonies at Plymouth Rock on December 21, 1620 aboard the "Mayflower".
It seems that his wife and the rest of the family came over later, there were three other children all born in England or Wales I am not sure which, my dad "Elmer" claimed Wales.
We believed he was one of the one who grew sick and were tended by William Brewster an d Miles Standish. We believe he and the 51 others who perished of scurvy and pneumonia were buried in the mass gravesite called Cole's Hill. They were buried there and all signs remove d to prevent desecration by the Indians. (Can find no further record of this person)
Source: World Family Tree [Volume #3], Disk: #5065
Also: World Family Tree [Vol.6] #1406 "Notes"

Came on the Mayflower, was the 18th signer of the Mayflower Compact and died that winter - January 11, 1621.

Per Mayflower records was a Mayflower passenger.
For information see these books:
1) Thomas Rogers, Pilgrim, and Some of His Descendants, The Thomas Roger Society, 1980
2) Plymouth Colony Its History and People, 1620-1691, by Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Ancestry Publishing, SLC, 1986.
3) Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 2, General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

KOCH, HELLER DEAN, 9, of Valrico, FL, passed away on Saturday, December22, 2007. He was active at The Crossing Church, Bloomingdale LittleLeague, Cub Scout Pack 61 and the Honor Guard at Alafia ElementarySchool. He is survived by his parents, Ford and Hayley Ritz, Valrico;father and his fiancee, Jeffrey Koch and Jaime Bajune, Orlando; brother,Nicholas Cole Ritz and sister, Jennifer Heller Mae Ritz, both of Valrico;maternal grandparents, Thomas and Debi L. Heller, Longwood; maternalgreat-grandmother, Wanda Heller, Baltimore, MD; paternal grandparents,Douglas Koch, St. Augustine and Christee and Wesley Smith, San Diego, CA;paternal grandparents, Rodney and Barbara Ritz, Palmetto; paternalgreat-grandparents, Opal and Bob Tate, Rialto, CA; 3 aunts, AshleyHeller, Elizabeth Williams and Veronica Ritz and 3 uncles, Tommy Heller,Franklin Ritz and Frederick Ritz. A Memorial Service will be conducted 11AM, Saturday, December 29, 2007, at The Crossing Church, 10130 CausewayBlvd., Tampa, with the family receiving friends one hour prior toservices. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The CrossingChurch, 10130 Causeway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619. Please put in memosection, "Heller/Water for Life" or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation ofAmerica, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.Southern Funeral Care, Riverview, FL.
The Orlando Sentinel, 27 December 2007

Verner R. Carlson, age 64, suddenly, of Glen Ellyn, beloved husband ofFlorence, nee Sundstrom; fond father of Mrs. Joan (Roy) Larson of GlenEllyn; grandfather of Christine and Carolyn; fond brother of Mrs. Helen(Oscar) Grundstrom of Rockford and the late Herbert R. (Alma) of Indianaand other relatives. Funeral service Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the BrustFuneral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visitation Sunday, 4 to 10 andMonday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Interment Oakhill Cemetery. Memorials tothe Heart Fund appreciated.
Chicago Tribune, 11 May 1975

Marian Hess, a retired middle school counselor for the Highline SchoolDistrict and longtime resident of Des Moines, WA, passed away peacefullyOctober 11, 2004. Born December 3, 1921 in Jamestown, ND to LeonardStrong and Elvine (Loberg) Strong. She "always wanted only to be anEnglish teacher." Her beloved aunt Cora made her dreams a reality bysending both Marian and her sister to Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.She graduated in 1943 with a major in English and a double minor inhistory and physical education. She was voted Honor Athlete of Women'sAthletic Association her senior year. Her first teaching assignmentintroduced her to four Hess brothers, who regularly updated her withstories of their older brother's exploits as a bomber pilot in WWII. Inturn, the brothers wrote about their "swell" teacher through V-mail totheir older sibling. Less than two weeks after they met, she marriedDonald W. Hess on May 10, 1944. They were together 55 years until hispassing in April, 2000. After the war, they lived in San Francisco, CA(where their son, Donald K., was born in 1947), Fairbanks, AK, andStehekin, WA where they owned the Golden West Lodge for three years. Theymoved to the Seattle area in 1959, and she began teaching in the HighlineSchool District the following year. She taught English, and later becamea full-time counselor, at Olympic Junior High School from 1960 to 1979.She moved to Pacific Middle School in 1979, and was a counselor thereuntil her retirement in 1990. She truly loved teaching and working withchildren, and touched countless lives through her years of dedicatedservice. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She issurvived by her son, Donald K. Hess and his wife Cathy, granddaughterKrista Bartlett and her husband Jeff, and a beloved great-grandson, DylanJames. Her family feels blessed and honored to have had so many wonderfulyears with this remarkable woman. Please join her family for aCelebration of her Life to be held at the Pacific Middle School Gym onSunday, October 17th at 2:00 pm. 22705 24th Place South, Des Moines, WA.In lieu of flowers, a teaching scholarship will be set up in her name.
Published in the King County Journal.

After time in South Dakota, they lived in several homes in Los Angeles,two on Spring St. and the last one (built by Clewett) on Otis St. oneblock south of Gage in Bell, CA. He worked for the Pullman Co. in L.A. Hewas killed by a pedestrian accident with a Pacific Electric Red Car.
This is the same "Mr. Clewett" mentioned many times in the 'Little House on the Prarie' books as a teacher of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
James H. Clewett, a carpenter employed by Pacific Electric Railway, was killed by a hit-and-run automobile driver early yesterday at Long Beach Boulevard and Vernon avenue. He was 71 years of age and lived at 604 Otis Street, Bell.
LA Times, 8 Jan 1929,

A. Rita Sullivan, 94, died Jan. 8, 2009, at her home.
She was born in Boston and lived in Port St. Lucie since 1975, coming from Hampton, N.H.
She worked at Raytheon Industries as a graphic artist for 10 years in Wayland, Mass.
She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, the Port St. Lucie Womans Club and the First Congregational Church Art Class.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Hoxie of Port St. Lucie and Alice Royle of Sandwich, Mass.; son, Dennis B. Sullivan Jr. of North Chelmsford, Maine; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis B. Sullivan Sr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospices, 2500 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34981.
SERVICES: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Jensen Beach.
The Stuart News, 11 January 2009

Arrived on the Mayflower with his father.
Arriving with his father late in 1620, he was granted two acres in 1623, one in his own right and one in his father's right.
On the 1627 cattle division list he appears with (Gov.) William Brandford, with whom he may have lived after having been orphaned.
In 1633 he was made a freeman and that same year paid tax with his brother John. He was in Duxbury early and on March 2, 1635/36 he was permitted to operate a ferry across the Jones River; he was granted thirty acres of land November 5, 1638; he was appointed constable a t Duxbury March 3, 1639/40. With his brother John and others, he had a grant of fifty acres at North River (Marshfield) April 6, 1640. He is last mentioned at Duxbury July 31, 1646, but by the following year appears at Nusett (Eastham), where he was appointed as lieutenant of the trained band June 1, 1647. He served on the Council of War in June and October 1658; released from his lieutenancy in 1661, he was reestablished in 1664. He was selectman for Eastman in 1670.
His will, made January 2, 1677/78, was proved March 5, 1667/78; the inventory was taken January 15, 1677/78.

SOURCE: Mayflower Desc. Fisch.
DEATH DATE: Between January 2 & 15, 1677/8.
WILL: Made 2-Ja n-1677/8.
PROBATED: 5-Mar-1677/8.
INVENTORY: 15-Jan-1677/8.
Was enrolled at Duxbury, August 1643.


Before coming to the New World, Rogers was part of the Leiden congregation in the Netherlands. He came to the Plymouth colony on the Mayflower, in the company of his father, Thomas Rogers. By 1639 he had moved to Duxbury; he is noted as requesting land in that area in 1638 and is named on a committee for the Duxbury highway repair in 1638/39. He is mentioned as "of Duxborrow" in the records of a 1646 land sale. Rogers probably moved very soon after this mention, as he is named lieutenant of Nauset (later Eastham) in 1647. In Eastham, he might have taken up residence with Beriah Higgens, as in his will he mentions that he "lived with him a Greate while." Rogers lived in Eastham until his death.

Although his father did not survive the first winter, Joseph's brother John took his chances in the New World and at an unknown date joined his brother in Plymouth. It is uncertain whether Rogers' sisters Elizabeth and Margaret ever came to the colony; they were listed as living in Leiden in 1622.

He left a will on 2 January 1677 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts;

I, Joseph Rogers senir; of Eastham of Good Understanding and prfect memory being weake in body; and not knowing the the day of my departure out of this life, doe thinke meet to Leave this as my Last will and Testament.

Impr: I Comend my soule to God that Gave it; whoe is my God, and father in Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth by decent buriall;

firstly And Concerning my temporall estate that God hath posessed me off; I doe make my son Thomas Rogers whole and sole executor which I will should be disposed of as followeth;

Impr I doe Give unto my Loveing son James Rogers and his heires Lawfully begotten of his body: or the next of kinn; my house and housing and Land with ffences or the like appurtenances, that I now dwell in and Improve adjoyning to my house be it more or lesse; as it is Recorded & bounded on the Towne book, I say I doe Give it to him and to his heires Lawfully begotten of his body forever or the Next kinred;

Item I doe give To my sonnes John and James Rogers all my meadow Ground that I bought of the Indians ffrancis and Josiah, Lying att Pottammacutt and therabouts; I say I doe give and will it to them and theire heires forever equally to be devided

Item I do Give to my sonnes Thomas and John Rogers and theire heires all my meadow and sedge lying on the otherside of the Cove, on keeskagansett syde; I say I doe Give it to them and theire heires Lawfully begotten of theire bodys forever;

I doe Give to my Daughter Elizabeth higgens the wife of Johathan higgens six acrees of Land lying Neare the Barly necke, by the swamp Called Ceader swamp; as it is Recorded and bounded in the Towne book, I say I give this six acrees To her and her heires of her body for ever; shee nor they shall not sell hier farm it out, directly nor Indirectly to any prson whatsoever, except in Case of Removal it shalbe lawfull for my sonnes or their heires to buy or purchase it;

Item I Give to Benjah higgens my Grandchild on Condition hee live with mee untill I die; I say I Give to him and his heires, one third prte of all my upland and meddow att Paomett, purchased and unpurchased

Item It is my will That the Remainder of my lands or marshes, both att the barly necke, Pochett Iland Paomett Billingsgate or elswher purchased or unparchased not disposed of prticularly in my will; I say it is my will that all those lands be equally devided betwixt my three sonnes Thomas John and James Rogers; and the heires lawfully of theire bodyes for ever; Noteing that my son Thomas his twenty acrees of upland that already hee hath in the barly necke be prte of his devision of my land in the barly Necke;

Item I doe Give unto my daughter Hannah Rogers, if shee be not disposed of in Marriage before my decease, and my wifes deceasse, then I say I doe Give to her my bed and beding with all the furniture therto belonging or that shall belonge therto att our decease;

Alsoe it is my will that shee shall have her Choise of one Cow before my Cattle be distributed, and the use of three acrees of Tillage Ground; ffenced in, with the arable Ground of her bretheren in the barly necke if shee desire, it soe longe as shee lives unmarryed;

Item it is my will tha Benjah higgens shall have one of my Cowes after mine and my wifes decease

Item it is my will Concerning my Loveing wife hannah Rogers that shee live in My house as longe as shee lives, and shalbe Comfortably maintained by my stocke and to have the use of all my househoud stuffe, That shee Needs as longs as shee lives for her Comfort and that none of my household furniture of stocke be disposed of, as longe as shee lives, save onely hannahs Cowe

Item I will that ten shillings of my estate be disposed off for the Use of the Church of Christ in Eastham as shalbe Judged most Nessesarie

Item I will that the Remainder of my Stocke estate houshold furniture that my wife shall Leave att her decease Not disposed of in my will before written; be equally devided between all my Children; and Benjah higgins to have an equall share with each of them; This is my Last will and Testament as witnes my hand and seale this 2cond of January 1677,

Witnes: Joseph Rogers and A seale.

He accompanied Louis VII of France to the second crusade in 1147.

Bessie's grandparents were Glen and Bessie (Spence) Taylor of PerrytonTownship, Mercer, Illinois.

Listed a Jana in in 1850 census.

Funeral services for Helen Juline Johnson, 71, of Albert Lea, were at10:30 a.m. today at Hartland Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. DennisSchmidt officiated. Interment will be in the Hartland Cemetery.Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Homeand one hour prior to the service at the church . To sign the guestbook,go to www.bayview
Helen died on Friday, April 9, 2010, at St. Johns Lutheran Home.
Helen Juline Johnson was born on Nov. 18, 1938, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Elmer and Harriet (Schmidt) Butenhoff. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, and attended Albert Lea High School. Helen was united in marriage to Gene C. Johnson on Jan. 3, 1959, in Northwood, Iowa. They made their home in Hartland from 1959 until 1994 when they moved to Albert Lea.
Helen was an active member of the Hartland Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Naomi Circle and a member and past president of the Ladies Aid. She worked for the Co-op Creamery in Albert Lea, Stampers in Wells, Herters in New Richland, and was a day care provider from 1967 until her retirement in 2004. Helen was also a member of the Hartland Elementary School Mothers Club. She enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, sewing, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats. She immensely enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and attending their many events.
Survivors include her husband, Gene; mother, Harriet; children: Rodney (Kim) of Waseca, Debra (Corey) Hennessey of Rochester, Gregory of New Richland and Todd (Diana) of Albert Lea; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; brothers: Gerald of Chalfont, Pa., Keith of Albert Lea, and Roger of Manly, Iowa; sisters: Marlys Jensen of Albert Lea, Lois Martinson of Mankato, Twyla Bruns of Lynbrook, N.Y., and Ruth (Dean) Johnson of Hartland; and many in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Helen was preceded in death by her father, Elmer; her father-in-law, Carl; mother-in-law, Ida; granddaughter, Angela Johnson; brothers-in-law, Albert Johnson and Lloyd Baker and twin brothers-in-law in infancy; and by sisters-in-law, Ruth Butenhoff and Darlene Butenhoff.

MELANSON, Diana I. (McCall) of East Boston on January 12, 2005. Beloveddaughter of Anna "Diana" McCall of East Boston and the late DanielMcCall. Devoted sister of Regina M. Falzone of Winthrop. Cherished auntof Frankie Egan & Michael Falzone. Dear niece of Stella Buckley ofMedford. Funeral from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St.,(Orient Heights) EAST BOSTON on Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a FuneralService to be held in the Funeral Home at 10 AM. The family will receivevisitors on Monday from 4-8. Services Will conclude with interment inPuritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
The Boston Globe, 16 January 2005

James B. Hoxie, from Waltham, Massachusetts, was born in 1908. Heenlisted in the U. S. Army Signal Corps in Boston, Massachusetts, onSeptember 12, 1942. In 1944, Hoxie was assigned to the 971st SignalService Company of the Alaska Defense Command in Seattle, Washington. Hewas then assigned to Alaska, where he served the Alaska CommunicationSystem in Seward (Fort Raymond) and Fairbanks (Ladd Field). Hoxie latermarried Gladys D. Foxx of Winterhaven, Florida. James Hoxie died inBridgeton, New Jersey, in 1971.

Funeral services for Florence Carlson, 87, of Boynton Beach, Fla.,formerly of Wheaton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at HultgrenFuneral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton.
Florence was the loving mother of Joan (Tom) Cioper; dear grandmother of Christine Larsen (Bert) Ficarella and Carolyn Larsen (Jim) Bolman; great-grandmother of Derick and Daniel Ficarella; and wife of the late Verner Carlson.
Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, 15 July 2000

Services will be held at Lakeview Funeral Home on Saturday, January 15,2011, at 10 a.m. Mary Lounette passed on to glory January 11, 2011.
Mary Lounette was born May 7, 1930, to Sidney Roy and Ida Leona Jones East, in James, Texas. She graduated from New Diana High School in 1947, and graduated from Charity School of Nursing in 1950. She spent 32 years in the nursing profession before retiring from Good Shepherd in 1982.
Mary Lounette married Richard A. Hess, May 10, 1950, at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. During their marriage, they lived in Louisiana, Nebraska, Texas and countries, France and Germany. When Richard retired from the U.S. Air Force, they moved to Diana, Texas. Mary Lounette enjoyed being part of organizations, sewing and crafts.
Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marsha E. and Tommy Garner of Diana; grandsons, James Matherne and Cory Garner; granddaughter, Christin L. Garner; and many cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Hess; her parents, Roy and Leona East; and daughter, Veronica "Vickie" A. Matherne.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011, at Lakeview Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimers Association, 911 W. Loop 281, Ste. 211-31, Longview, Texas 75604 or Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.
The Longview News Journal, 14 January 2011

He lived in Forest or Orange Township, Black Hawk, IA, sometime after1855 for a couple of years before moving to St. Louis. One propertytransfer indicates that he lived in Forest Township on a farm in theNorthwest corner of Section 4, which he may have purchased and sold allor part of to Russell M. Wright on 10 November 1856.
By 1860 and through the 1880, per censuses, in Central Township (now Clayton), St. Louis County, MO Horace lived with his second wife, also living with him in 1860, his son Horace E. Wright (b. about 1839), and in the 1880 census Fridelia, Lucy and Amelia where all living with him. Fridelia continued to teach in St. Louis where she can be found in the 1920 census.

Åke Sundström had been married once. He divorced 19 Oct 1942
His wife may have been Ella Hildegard, b. 16 Mar 1913 Ella Hildegard at Lund, d. 15 Apr 2002 at Östra Torn, Lund, Skåne.

From Wikipedia

Joan of Acre (May 1271 - April 7, 1307) was a daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290).

Joan got her name from her birthplace, Akko (Acre), Hazofan, Palestine. It differentiates her from an earlier Joan born to the couple, who died in infancy. Joan of Acre was born while her parents were traveling to the Middle East on the Seventh Crusade. At least part of her childhood she spent in France with her maternal grandmother, Jeanne de Dammartin, Countess of Ponthieu. She was betrothed as a child to Hartman, son of King Rudolph I of Germany, but he died in 1282 after drowning in the Rhine.

In 1290, at Westminster Abbey, Joan married Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford. He was nearly thirty years her senior. Their four children were:
1. Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Hertford
2. Eleanor de Clare
3. Margaret de Clare
4. Elizabeth de Clare

Following her husband's death in 1295, Joan clandestinely married Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer, a knight in her household, in 1297. Her father, King Edward I, was enraged by this lowly second marriage, especially since he was arranging a marriage for her to an Italian nobleman. He had Monthermer thrown in prison, and Joan had to plead for the release of her husband. According to the St. Albans chronicler, she told her father, "No one sees anything wrong if a great earl marries a poor and lowly woman. Why should there be anything wrong if a countess marries a young and promising man?" At last her father relented, released Monthermer from prison in August 1297, and allowed him to hold the title of Earl of Gloucester and Hereford during Joan's lifetime. Monthermer and Joan had four children:
1. Mary de Monthermer, born October 1297. In 1306 her grandfather King Edward I arranged for her to wed Duncan Macduff, 8th Earl of Fife.
2. Joan de Monthermer, born 1299, became a nun at Amesbury.
3. Thomas de Monthermer, 2nd Baron Monthermer, born 1301.
4. Edward de Monthermer, born 1304 and died 1339. He fought in the Scottish campaign in 1335, but spent much of his life in service to his half-sister Elizabeth, who provided for him during his last illness and buried him next to their mother.

Joan died in childbirth in 1307 at the manor of Clare in Suffolk, England, a family possession, and was buried at the Augustinian priory there. Her child was stillborn. Miracles were said to occur at her grave, especially the healing of toothache, back pain, and fever.

Stephen Russell Thwing, 38, ended his journey on this earth on December15, 2008 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. Born May 2nd1970, a native of Alexandria Virginia, Steve attended Groveton ElementarySchool and then graduated from West Potomac High School in 1988. Hegraduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995 with aBachelor of Sciene in Psychology. He was formerly employed as a SalesAccount Executive at UUNet and MCI in Ashburn, VA. Steve was an avidlover of music and a gifted musician. As an original member of thepopular D.C. band, The Reserves, he played lead guitar and sang backupvocals and is credited for crafting the melody of the songs in the band'searly days. Steve's guitar work was captured on the band's first album,Where Have All the Dreamers Gone. His unique singing and song writingabilities were reminiscent of the sounds of Bruce Springsteen and WarrenZevon, both of whom he admired for composing meaningful lyrics andsinging from the depths of their souls. The son of June Vining Thwing andthe late Jeffrey Warren Thwing of Alexandria, VA, Steve is also survivedby his wife Shelly Thwing of Arlington, his brother, Curtis and wifeShari Thwing and his three nephews of Winchester, VA. A memorialservice/celebration of Steve's life/remembrance will be held on Friday,December 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Shelly and Steve Thwing inArlington, Virginia. He will be buried beside his father in Raynham, MA,during a service that will take place on December 27, 2008. Funeralarrangements are being handled by Demaine Funeral Home. Steve's music,love and laughter will be missed dearly by his friends and family. Inlieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Stephen Russell ThwingFoundation. Please mail any donations to 1123 Harrison Street, Arlington,VA 22204.
Washington Post, 18 December 2008

John Tillotson was born on June 29, 1618 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.He was a second cousin of John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury. Johnand his sisters were orphaned at the age of ten and became wards of anuncle. The exact date of John's arrival from England is not known. Thefirst reference to John in Massachusetts places him at Rowley in 1639. Hewas one of the initial settlers and original property owners of Rowley.Later he moved to Newbury, Massachusetts.

# Richard de TILSTON (b abt 1096) =
# Eynion de TILSTON (b abt 1126) = Beatrix de GERNONS (b abt 1146)
# Eynion? de TILSTON (b abt 1156) =
# Ralph de TILSTON (b about 1186) =
# Ralph? de TILSTON (b abt 1216) =
# Ralph? de TILSTON (b abt 1246) =
# Nicholas de TILSTON (b abt 1276) =
Earliest reliably attested ancestor.
# John de TILSTON (b abt 1306) =
# Nicholas de TILSTON =(b 1335 d 1377) =
# John de Tilston (b abt 1360) = Ellen de MULNETON or Johanna DANYERS.
# Robert de TILSTON (b abt 1392) =
# Roger TILSTON (b abt 1420) = Catherine LEIGH (b abt 1420)
# Thomas TILSTON (b abt 1448) = Elizabeth HEATH (b abt 1443)
# Richard TILSTON (b abt 1473) = Maud BOSTOCK (b abt 1475)
# Ralph TILSTON (b 1506) = Elizabeth LEIGHTON (b abt 1505)
# Thomas TILSTON (b abt 1534, d 1587) = Elizabeth PICKLES (b abt 1535, d 1587)
Thomas changed his name from Tilston to Tillotson when he moved to Yorkshire.
# James TILLOTSON = Mary Ann HUDSON (b 1567).
# John TILLOTSON (b 1591, d 1628) = Mary MITCHELL
# John TILLOTSON (b 1618, d 1670) = Dorcas COLEMAN (d abt 1655)[First wife]

From a letter by Louise Miller written about 1905:
"I visited Aunt Mary a few weeks ago. She lives alone in her house in Farmington. She has not been able to rent this summer to suit her. I think she will sell her property there when she gets a good chance. The boys are both living in St Paul now. Aunt Mary and I made them a visit of a few days. Thad has a home just out of the city limits. He is working for the Hoist & Derrick Co, a large works. Gets from 75 to 80 dollars a month. They have two girls. Arthur rents. He only moved to St Paul this summer. Is working for the same company. I dont think Arthur is very rugged. He had an operration last summer for appendicites. Was in the Hunter Hospital here two weeks. "

It appears that Gerda bore a male child, Birger Johannesson, 28 July1913 at Luleå. Birger died a few days later on 9 August 1913.

Walter de Burgh, born about 1220 or after, died at his castle of Galwayin 1271, buried at Athassel Abbey, County Tipperary. He was 2nd Lord ofConnacht and 1st Earl of Ulster. Second son of Richard Mor de Burgh.Succeded by his eldest son, Richard Og de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (TheRed Earl of Ulster).

LUTZ, Medford Clarence Allison - 59, Morristown, Kings Co., passed awayThursday, October 9, 2003, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Bornin Berwick, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Medford and Marion(Lacey) Lutz. He had worked for Larsen Packers Ltd., Berwick, for 27years, retiring in 2000, from the maintenance department. Medford was amember of Morristown United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen(Rhynold) Lutz; sons, Danny (Trudy) Lutz, South Berwick; Medford Jr.(Sandy) Lutz, Morristown; Timothy (Sara) Lutz, Greenwood; grandchildren,Chad and Andrew Lutz, Josh and Kate Laffin, Medford B., Devin and DillonLutz; sisters, Phyllis (Peter) Nejrup, Wilmot; Noreen (Roy) Chute,Tremont; Diane (Eugene) Davis, Morristown; Carolyn (Bill Carey) Lohnes,Somerset; brothers, Dennis (Muriel) Lutz, Russell (Helena) Lutz, all ofMorristown; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he waspredeceased by brother, Gary Lutz. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturdayand Sunday in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, 192 Commercial St., Berwick.Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 13, in MorristownUnited Baptist Church, Rev. Brian Wheaton officiating. Burial inMorristown Cemetery.

Henry II (March 5, 1133 - July 6, 1189) ruled as Count of Anjou, Duke ofNormandy, and as King of England (1154-1189) and, at various times,controlled parts of Wales, Scotland, eastern Ireland, and western France.His sobriquets include "Curt Mantle" (because of the practical shortcloaks he wore), "Fitz Empress," and sometimes "The Lion of Justice,"which had also applied to his grandfather Henry I. He ranks as the firstof the Plantagenet or Angevin Kings.

Following the disputed reign of King Stephen, Henry's reign saw efficient consolidation. Henry II has acquired a reputation as one of England's greatest medieval kings.

He was born on March 5, 1133, at Le Mans to the Empress Matilda and her second husband, Geoffrey the Fair, Count of Anjou. Brought up in Anjou, he visited England in 1149 to help his mother in her disputed claim to the English throne.

Prior to coming to the throne he already controlled Normandy and Anjou on the continent; his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152 added her land holdings to his, including vast areas such as Touraine, Aquitaine, and Gascony. He thus effectively became more powerful than the king of France - with an empire (the Angevin Empire) that stretched from the Solway Firth almost to the Mediterranean and from the Somme to the Pyrenees. As king, he would make Ireland a part of his vast domain. He also maintained lively communication with the Emperor of Byzantium Manuel I Comnenus.

In August 1152, Henry, previously occupied in fighting Eleanor's ex-husband Louis VII of France and his allies, rushed back to her, and they spent several months together. Around the end of November 1152 they parted: Henry went to spend some weeks with his mother and then sailed for England, arriving on 6 January 1153. Some historians believe that the couple's first child, William, Count of Poitiers, was born in 1153.

During Stephen's reign the barons had subverted the state of affairs to undermine the monarch's grip on the realm; Henry II saw it as his first task to reverse this shift in power. For example, Henry had castles which the barons had built without authorization during Stephen's reign torn down, and scutage, a fee paid by vassals in lieu of military service, became by 1159 a central feature of the king's military system. Record keeping improved dramatically in order to streamline this taxation.

Henry II established courts in various parts of England, and first instituted the royal practice of granting magistrates the power to render legal decisions on a wide range of civil matters in the name of the Crown. His reign saw the production of the first written legal textbook, providing the basis of today's "Common Law".

By the Assize of Clarendon (1166), trial by jury became the norm. Since the Norman Conquest jury trials had been largely replaced by trial by ordeal and "wager of battel" (which English law did not abolish until 1819). Provision of justice and landed security was further toughened in 1176 with the Assize of Northampton, a build on the earlier agreements at Clarendon. This reform proved one of Henry's major contributions to the social history of England. As a consequence of the improvements in the legal system, the power of church courts waned. The church, not unnaturally, opposed this and found its most vehement spokesman in Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, formerly a close friend of Henry's and his Chancellor. Henry had appointed Becket to the archbishopric precisely because he wanted to avoid conflict.

The conflict with Becket effectively began with a dispute over whether the secular courts could try clergy who had committed a secular offence. Henry attempted to subdue Becket and his fellow churchmen by making them swear to obey the "customs of the realm", but controversy ensued over what constituted these customs, and the church proved reluctant to submit. Following a heated exchange at Henry's court, Becket left England in 1164 for France to solicit in person the support of Pope Alexander III, who was in exile in France due to dissention in the college of Cardinals, and of King Louis VII of France. Due to his own precarious position, Alexander remained neutral in the debate, although Becket remained in exile loosely under the protection of Louis and Pope Alexander until 1170. After a reconciliation between Henry and Thomas in Normandy in 1170, Becket returned to England. Becket again confronted Henry, this time over the coronation of Prince Henry (see below). The much-quoted, although probably apocryphal, words of Henry II echo down the centuries: "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?" Although Henry's violent rants against Becket over the years were well documented, this time four of his knights took their king literally (as he may have intended for them to do, although he later denied it) and travelled immediately to England, where they assassinated Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170.

As part of his penance for the death of Becket, Henry agreed to send money to the Crusader states in Palestine, which the Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar would guard until such time as Henry arrived to make use of it on pilgrimage or crusade. Henry delayed his crusade for many years and in the end never went at all, despite a visit to him by Patriarch Heraclius of Jerusalem in 1184 and being offered the crown of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In 1188 he levied the Saladin tithe to pay for a new crusade; the chronicler Giraldus Cambrensis suggested his death was a divine punishment for the tithe, imposed to raise money for an abortive crusade to recapture Jerusalem, which had fallen to Saladin in 1187.)

Henry's first son, William, Count of Poitiers, had died in infancy. In 1170, Henry and Eleanor's fifteen-year-old son, Henry, was crowned king, but he never actually ruled and does not figure in the list of the monarchs of England; he became known as Henry the Young King to distinguish him from his nephew Henry III of England.

Henry and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, had five sons and three daughters: William, Henry, Richard, Geoffrey, John, Matilda, Eleanor, and Joan. Henry's attempts to wrest control of her lands from Eleanor (and from her heir Richard) led to confrontations between Henry on the one side and his wife and legitimate sons on the other.

Henry's notorious liaison with Rosamund Clifford, the "fair Rosamund" of legend, probably began in 1165 during one of his Welsh campaigns and continued until her death in 1176. However, it was not until 1174, at around the time of his break with Eleanor, that Henry acknowledged Rosamund as his mistress. Almost simultaneously he began negotiating to divorce Eleanor and marry Alys, daughter of King Louis VII of France and already betrothed to Henry's son Richard. Henry's affair with Alys continued for some years, and, unlike Rosamund Clifford, Alys allegedly gave birth to one of Henry's illegitimate children.

Henry also had a number of illegitimate children by various women, and Eleanor had several of those children reared in the royal nursery with her own children; some remained members of the household in adulthood. Among them were William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, whose mother was Ida, Countess of Norfolk; Geoffrey, Archbishop of York, son of a woman named Ykenai; Morgan, Bishop of Durham; and Matilda, Abbess of Barking.

Henry II's attempt to divide his titles amongst his sons but keep the power associated with them provoked them into trying to take control of the lands assigned to them (see Revolt of 1173-1174), which amounted to treason, at least in Henry's eyes. Gerald of Wales reports that when King Henry gave the kiss of peace to his son Richard, he said softly, "May the Lord never permit me to die until I have taken due vengeance upon you."

When Henry's legitimate sons rebelled against him, they often had the help of King Louis VII of France. Henry the Young King died in 1183. A horse trampled to death another son, Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany (1158-1186). Henry's third son, Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199), with the assistance of Philip II Augustus of France, attacked and defeated Henry on July 4, 1189; Henry died at the Chateau Chinon on July 6, 1189, and lies entombed in Fontevraud Abbey, near Chinon and Saumur in the Anjou Region of present-day France. Henry's illegitimate son Geoffrey, Archbishop of York also stood by him the whole time and alone among his sons attended on Henry's deathbed.

Richard the Lionheart then became king of England. He was followed by King John, the youngest son of Henry II, laying aside the claims of Geoffrey's children Arthur of Brittany and Eleanor.


Richard Mor de Burgh, eldest son of William de Burgh; born after 1294,died 1242. 1st Lord of Connacht, founder of the towns of Ballinasloe,Loughrea and Galway.

LUTZ, Medford - 77, Morristown, Kings County, died December 8, 1992, inWestern Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick. Born in Dalhousie, he was a sonof the late Azie (Lloyd) and Lois (Oickle) Lutz. He was a farmer most ofhis life throughout the Kings County area. He worked as a woodsman andwas an adherent of Morristown Baptist Church. He is survived by three
sons, Medford, Dennis, Russell, all of Morristown; four daughters, Phyllis (Mrs. Peter Nejrup), Wilmot; Noreen (Mrs. Roy Chute), Tremont; Dianne (Mrs. Eugene Davis), Morristown; Carolyn Lohnes, Berwick; three brothers, Bernie, Wilmot; Calvin, Nictaux; Aubrey, Lake Paul, Kings County; two sisters, Myrtle Muton, Lake Paul; Maxine Nelson, St. Stephen, N.B.; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marion Lacey; son, Gary; brother, Judson, three grandchildren. The body is in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, visiting 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Morristown Baptist Church, Rev. Lionel Moriah officiating. Burial will be in Morristown Cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity.

From Wikipedia

Elizabeth de Clare (September 16, 1295-1360) was the heiress to the lordships of Clare, Suffolk in England and Usk in Wales. She was one of three daughters of Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford and Joan of Acre, and sister of the infant fourth earl, also Gilbert de Clare. She accompanied her brother Gilbert to Ireland for their double wedding to two siblings -- the son and daughter of the Earl of Ulster. Elizabeth married John de Burgh on September 30, 1308.

He was the heir to the Earl of Ulster, and Elizabeth could expect to be a countess. She gave birth to their only child, a son, in 1312; he would become William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster. Only a year later, her husband John was suddenly killed in a minor skirmish. Now a widow, Elizabeth remained in Ireland until another family tragedy demanded her return.

Her brother Gilbert was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn, and as he left no surviving issue and had no brothers, his property was equally divided between his sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Margaret. Suddenly Elizabeth was one of the greatest heiresses in England. Her uncle, King Edward II of England, recalled her to the land of her birth so he could select a husband for her. She left Ireland in 1316, leaving behind her son William. Elizabeth never returned.

Edward II placed her in Bristol Castle, but his plans to marry her to one of his supporters were dashed in February 1316, when Elizabeth was abducted from Bristol by Theobald II de Verdun, the former Justiciar of Ireland. He and Elizabeth had been engaged before she was called back to England. She was Lady Verdun for only five months however, for Theobald died in September 1316 of typhoid. He left behind three daughters from a prior marriage and Elizabeth, who was pregnant. She fled to Amesbury Priory, where she stayed under the protection of her aunt Mary, who was a nun there. There she gave birth to her daughter, Isabella de Verdun, named for the queen, in February 1317. Just a few weeks later, Edward II married Elizabeth to Sir Roger D'Amory.

D'Amory had been a knight in her brother's service who rose to prominence as a favorite of Edward II. Now married to him, Elizabeth was caught up in the political upheavals of her uncle's reign. She gave birth to another daughter, Elizabeth D'Amorie, in May 1318. Roger was reckless and violent, and made a deadly enemy of his brother-in-law, Hugh the younger Despenser. He switched sides over to Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and died in March 1322, having been captured by royalist forces. He left Elizabeth defenseless, and she was captured and imprisoned at Barking Abbey with her children.

Elizabeth supported her friend, Queen Isabella, when she invaded England and she benefited greatly from the reign of Isabella's son, King Edward III of England. She took a vow of chastity after Roger's death, effectively removing herself from the aristocratic marriage market. She enjoyed a long and fruitful widowhood, becoming patroness of many religious houses. Elizabeth is best remembered for having used much of her fortune to found Clare College, Cambridge.

Their oldest son Frans* Viktor Forsberg b March 16th 1874 I Luleå dAugust 25th 1957 in Gäddvik, Nederluleå was also at sea. When thelightship (fyrskepp) Norströmsgrund in August 1894 came into service inthe Gulf of Bothnia, Lieutenant Hjalmar Bamberg was in superior command.Onboard there were a lighthouse keeper (fyrvaktare) and two lighthouseassistants (fyrassistenter). One of the assistants doubled as cook, andhis name was Frans Forssberg, later to become a superior pilot (or primeor master pilot, I donẗ know the correct word for "mästerlots"). Fransmarried Maria Amanda Sundström from Gäddvik, she probably died inGäddvik, Nederluleå.
From JK Sörblom, Stockholm

LUTZ, Marion Blanch - 69, of Morristown, died Wednesday in Grand ViewManor, Berwick. Born in Morristown, she was a daughter of the lateClarence and Noma (Taylor) Lacey. She was a member of the MorristownBaptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Medford; four sons,Medford, Dennis, Russell, and Gary, all of Morristown; four daughters,Phyllis (Mrs. Peter Nejrup), Wilmot; Noreen (Mrs. Roy Chute), Tremont;Dianne (Mrs. Eugene Davis), Morristown; Carolyn Lohnes, Shaw Road,Berwick; four sisters, Nellie (Mrs. Aubrey Lutz), Lake Paul; Hazel (Mrs.Wallace Simpson), Centreville; Helen (Mrs. Rod Barrett), Washington; Edie(Mrs. Calvin Lutz), Nictaux; two brothers, Hilton, Berwick; Ernie,Mississippi; 25 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. She waspredeceased by three brothers, Russell, Carl, and Sonny; a sister, Emma;three grandchildren. The body is in the H.C.Lindsay Memorial Chapel,Berwick, visiting 2-4 and 7-9 pm, today. Funeral will be held 2 pmSaturday in Morristown Baptist Church, Rev. Lionel Moriah officiating.Burial will be in Morristown Cemetery.

Richard Og de Burgh, also known as Richard de Burgh, was the 2nd Earl ofUlster, 3rd Lord of Connacht. Born about 1259, died 1326. His name,"Richard Og" meant Richard the Young, probably a reference to his youthwhen he became earl in 1271, or to differenciate him from hisgrandfather, Richard Mor. He was also known as the Red Earl.

Richard Og was the most powerful of the de Burgh Earls of Ulster. He was a friend of King Edward I of England, and ranked first among the Earls of Ireland. Richard's wife Marguerite de Guines was the cousin of King Edward's queen. He pursued expansionist policies that often left him at odds with fellow Ango-Irish lords; he sucessfully defeated the King Felim mac Aedh Ua Conchobair of Connacht at the Second Battle of Athenry in 1316.

His sister, Egidia de Burgh, was wife of James the Stewart of Scotland. His second son, John de Burgh, was husband to Elizabeth de Clare, a granddaughter of Edward I. Of his daughters, Catherine married the Earl of Desmond; Joan married the Earl of Kildare; Avelina married John Earl of Louth; Matilda married Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Gloucester; and Elizabeth married Robert the Bruce, later Robert I of Scotland. His son John died in 1313, leaving the succession to his infant son, William.

She was living with a cousin 1920 in St. Louis at age 77.
The household was composed of
Charles Cox - head age 40 of OH (parents of PA & MO)
Ruth - wife age 38 of MO (parents of Oh & MA)
Donald - son age 18 of MO.

From Wikipedia

Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford and 3rd Earl of Gloucester was born 2 September 1243, at Christchurch, Hampshire. He was a powerful Norman noble. Also known as "Red" Gilbert de Clare, probably because of his hair colour, he built Caerphilly Castle.

Gilbert de Clare was the son of Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, daughter of John de Lacy and Margaret de Quincy. Gilbert inherited his father's estates he inherited in 1262. He took on the titles, including Lord of Glamorgan, from 1263.

Being under age at his father's death, he was a ward of Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford. In April 1264, he led the massacre of the Jews at Canterbury, as Simon de Montfort had done in London. Gilbert de Clareʼs castles of Kingston and Tonbridge were taken by the King. However, the king allowed his Countess, who was in the latter, to go free because she was his niece; and on 12 May he and Montfort were denounced as traitors. Two days later, just before the battle of Lewes, on 14 May, Montfort knighted the Earl and his brother Thomas. The Earl commanded the second line of the battle and took the King prisoner, having hamstrung his horse. As Prince Edward had also been captured, Montfort and the Earl were now supreme. On 20 October 1264, the Gilbert and his associates were excommunicated by the Papal Legate, and his lands placed under an interdict.

In the following month, by which time they had obtained possession of Gloucester and Bristol, the Prince and the Earl were proclaimed to be rebels. They at once entered on an active campaign, the Earl, in order to prevent Montfort's escape, destroying ships at Bristol and the Bridge over the Severn. He shared the Prince's victory at Kenilworth on 16 July, and in the battle of Evesham, 4 August, in which Montfort was slain. He commanded the second division and contributed largely to the victory. The castle of Abergavenny was committed to his charge on 25 October and on the 29th the honor of Brecknock was added.

On 24 June 1268 he took the Cross at Northampton At Michaelmas his disputes with Llewelyn were submitted to arbitration, but without a final settlement. At the end of the year 1268 he refused to obey the King's summons to attend parliament, alleging that, owing to the constant inroads of Llewelyn, his Welsh estates needed his presence for their defense. At the death of Henry III, 16 November 1272, the Earl took the lead in swearing fealty to Edward I, who was then in Sicily on his return from the Crusade. The next day, with the Archbishop of York, he entered London and proclaimed peace to all, Christians and Jews, and for the first time, secured the acknowledgment of the right of the King's eldest son to succeed to the throne immediately. Thereafter he was joint Guardian of England, during the King's absence, and on his arrival in England, in August 1274, entertained him at Tonbridge Castle.

His first marriage was to Alice de Lusignan, the daughter of Hugh XI of Lusignan. They were married in 1253, when Gilbert was ten-years-old. She was of high birth, being a niece of King Henry, but the marriage floundered. They produced two daughters before separating in 1267; allegedly, Alice's affections lay with her cousin, Prince Edward. Previous to this, Gilbert and Alice had produced two daughters:
1. Isabel de Clare (10 March 1262-1333), married (1) Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick; (2) Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley
2. Joan de Clare (1264-after 1302), married (1) Duncan Macduff, 7th Earl of Fife; (2) Gervase Avenel

After his marriage to Alice de Lusignan was finally anulled in 1285, he married Joan of Acre, a daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile. By the provisions of the marriage contract, their joint possessions could only be inherited by a direct descendant. On 3 July 1290 the Earl gave a great banquet at Clerkenwell to celebrate his marriage of 30 April 1290 with the Joan of Acre (1272 - 23 April 1307). Thereafter he and she are said to have taken the Cross and set out for the Holy Land, but in September he signed the Barons' letter to the Pope, and on 2 November surrendered to the King his claim to the advowson of the bishopric of Llandaff. In the next year, 1291, his quarrels with the Earl of Hereford about Brecknock culminated in a private war between them. Both were imprisoned by the King, and the Earl of Gloucester, as the aggressor, was fined 10,000 marks, and the Earl of Hereford 1,000 marks. He died at Monmouth Castle on 7 December 1295, and was buried at Tewkesbury, on the left side of his grandfather Gilbert de Clare.

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Simon Bean, eldest son of Moses and Betsey Kezar Bean, was born in Hatleyin 1804. After his father's death he took over the family homestead andcared for his mother until her death. In 1831 Simon married Sarah,daughter of Bond Little. Sarah died in 1852 and in 1862 he marriedCaroline, daughter of Chester Hovey. Sarah and Simon had six children,all born in Hatley: Lora m John Ives; William died young; Mary m E.B.Gustin; Josephine m Edwin Bean; Lucinda m Edwin Woodward; Simon b 1844.One other child died in infancy.

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King Theobald I of Navarre, also Theobald IV of Champagne (1201-1253), known as "the Troubadour," "the Chansonnier," and "the Posthumous," was Count of Champagne and the King of Navarre from 1235. He was the son of Theobald III of Champagne and Blanca of Navarre who herself was the youngest daughter of king Sancho VI of Navarre. His father died before he was born, and Theobald's mother ruled the county as regent until Theobald turned 21 in 1222.

The first half of Theobald's life was plagued by a number of difficulties. His uncle, Count Henry II, had left behind a great deal of debt, which was far from paid off when Theobald's father died. Further, Theobald's legitimacy was not unquestioned, and his right to the succession was challenged by Henry's daughter Philippa and her husband, Erard I of Brienne, Count of Ramerupt and one of the more powerful nobles of Champagne.

The conflict with Erard and Philippa broke into open warfare in 1215, and was not resolved until after Theobald came of age in 1222. At that time he bought out their rights for a substantial monetary payment. Some years later, in 1234, he had to spend still more to buy off Philippa's elder sister Alice, Queen of Cyprus. The 1222 settlement did not end Theobald's problems, for in the following years he antagonized Louis VIII.

At the death of Louis VIII, his political situation was difficult: he had abandoned the king in his campaigns, there were rumors that he had poisoned him, and he was barred from the coronation of Louis IX. At the beginning of the regency of Blanche of Castile, he abandoned a conspiracy against the French king, which also included Hugues de Lusignan and Pierre Mauclerc, and cemented a strong relation with the regent. Many have hinted at a possible love for Blanche, and he wrote a poetical homage to her. He became so influential at court, that other barons resented him and started a rebellion in 1229.

In the following years, however, he antagonized the young king of France Louis IX, which lead to an invasion of Champagne by a group of French barons. They were driven off at the cost of further expense and hardship in Champagne. Thus in order to settle with Alice, Theobald had to sell his overlordship over the counties of Blois, Sancerre, and Chateaudun to the king.

He experienced a reversal of his fortunes in 1234, when he succeeded his uncle Sancho VII of Navarre as King of Navarre. This greatly increased his resources (not to mention his prestige), and the remaining years of his rule were far more peaceful and prosperous.

Theobald married three times. He married Gertrude of Dagsburg in 1220, and divorced her two years later when he came of age. Later in 1222 he married Agnes of Beaujeu. After she died in 1231, he married Margaret of Bourbon (1232).

He was succeeded first by his elder son Theobald II of Navarre and then by his younger son Henry I of Navarre, both children of his third marriage.

Eva died from a ruptured tubal pregnancy.

King Henry I of Navarre (c. 1244-1274), nicknamed le Gros (that is, theFat), was as Henry III the Count of Champagne and Brie, and, as Henry Iof Navarre, King of Navarre 1270-1274.

He was born as the youngest son of Theobald I of Navarre and Champagne (who had in 1234 became King Theobald I of Navarre) and Margaret of Bourbon. In December 1270 Henry succeeded his eldest brother Theobald V of Champagne (Theobald II of Navarre) as King of Navarre and Count of Champagne.

His proclamation at Pamplona, however, did not take place till March of the following year, and his coronation was delayed until May 1273. After a brief reign, characterized, it is said, by dignity and talent, he died in July 1274, suffocated, according to the generally received accounts, by his own fat.

After his death with no male heir, the male line of the counts of Champagne and kings of Navarre became extinct.

In 1269 Henry married Blanche, daughter of Robert, Count of Artois, and niece of King Louis IX. He was succeeded by his only legitimate child, Joan I of Navarre; her 1284 marriage to Philip IV (who became King of France in the same year) united the crown of Navarre to that of France, with Champagne becoming part of the French royal domain.

She first married Richard Wills (1549-1582) 18 June 1576 at Tenterden.

John H. Shearer. Though reared on a farm and for some years identifiedwith agricultural interests, John H. Shearer the greater part of hisactive career has been a merchant and business man, and is vice presidentof the Cumberland Grocery Company, one of the leading wholesaleorganizations in the eastern part of the state. While his recordrepresents some commendable achievements in practical business, Mr.Shearer is also widely known over Wayne County for his participation inmovements looking to the raising of moral standards and the betterment ofcivic conditions generally. He was born in Wayne County November 5, 1850.
His grandfather was Jacob Shearer, a native of Virginia, who lived in Wayne County from early manhood until his death in 1860. Francis D. Shearer, father of the Monticello merchant, spent all his life in Wayne County, where he died at the age of seventy- two. His vocation was that of farming. He was independent in politics and a leading member of the
Christian Church. His wife was Lucy Brammer, a native of Wayne County, who died in 1856. Their children were: William F., a farmer and merchant, who died at Monticello at the age of sixty-four; Jacob H., a farmer, who died in Kansas when thirty-eight years of age; John H.; Marshall F., a Wayne County farmer; Polly F., who married J. R. Staton,
a farmer, and both died in Wayne County. John H. Shearer attended the common schools of Wayne County, lived on his father's farm until he was twenty, and then for several years engaged in farming on his own account. His place of business up to 1897 was twelve miles west of Monticello, where he conducted a general store. Then, seeking broader opportunities for his commercial talents, he established a general mercantile business at Monticello and has had an active part among the retail merchants of the city ever since. He owns an interest in the store building. He has been vice president of the Cumberland Grocery Company since 1905. The main offices of this company are at Burnside, and it is the principal wholesale grocery organization between Danville, Kentucky, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Shearer is also vice president of the Cumberland Transportation Company, owning and operating a fleet of steamboats between Burnside, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee, on the Cumberland River. He is treasurer of the Cumberland River and Nashville Railroad Company, and owns much real estate at Monticello, including his home and public garage. He was also engaged in thelumber business for ten years at Monticello. Mr. Shearer was Wayne County's representative to the Legislature during the sessions of 1885-86 and 1886-87 and was elected to the Senate in 1887, serving until 1892. While in the House he was author of the first bill in Kentucky to prohibit the use of intoxicating liquors on election day.
The scope of this bill was confined to Wayne and Russell counties. While in the Senate he introduced and secured the passage of a state-wide measure to prohibit the use of intoxicating liquors at elections. Mr. Shearer is a republican in politics. He is a deacon in the Baptist Church and a true and loyal member. He was one of the charter members in the organization of this place, and it was largely through his efforts that the present magnificent church building was constructed. He is a past master of Monticello Lodge No. 431, F. and A. M.. a member of Monticello Chapter No. 152, R. A. M., and of Somerset Commandery No. 31 K. T. His strenuous activities during the World war ended in an almost complete breakdown of health. He was the first man in Wayne County to secure a full membership in the County Chapter of the Red Cross, and he devoted his time and means without stint to every patriotic drive during that period. Mr. Shearer married in 1872, in Wayne County, Miss Talytha Ramsey, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Rector) Ramsey, well known farming people of Wayne County. Mrs. Shearer died in 1881, leaving four children: Bernetta Ethel, wife of S. L. Wright, a lumber dealer and farmer at Monticello; Sarah E., wife of Dr. T. H. Gamblin, a physician and surgeon at Monticello; Richard F., a hardware merchant at
Monticello; and Mary, wife of M. R. McKay, foreman of the Monticello branch of the Cumberland Grocery Company. The second marriage of Mr. Shearer occurred in 1882, when he married Mrs. Annie (Wright) Wright, daughter of Ballenger and Susie (Pierce) Wright. Her father was a Baptist minister. By his second marriage Mr. Shearer has two children, Lytha A., wife of Earl Oliver, who was general manager of the Mexican Oil Company at Ponca City, Oklahoma; and Lula E., wife of Ahram Casteel, a hardware merchant at Monticello. third marriage of Mr. Shearer was celebrated in Pulaski County in 1897, when Miss Delia Saunders became his wife. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Woodward Saunders, both now deceased. Her father was a farmer in Pulaski County. By this marriage Mr. Shearer has one son, William Shearer, who is a graduate of the Monticello High School.

Robert I of Flanders, known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flandersfrom 1070 to 1092.

He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela (Alix) Capet, a daughter of King Robert II of France.

Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders.

By Gertrude of Holland he had 5 children:
* Robert II of Flanders
* Adela (d.1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia.
* Gertrude, who married Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders
* Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders
* Ogiva, abbess of Messines

An old man named Thomas Bennepbeck, living at 393 Colburne Street, was run down by a Milwaukee Short Line train at Ridgewood shortly after 8 o'clock yesterday morning, and injured so that he died at St. Joseph' hospital soon after he was taken there. He was seventy-one years old. All that is known about the matter by his family is that he started out for a walk shortly after breakfast. Then engineer of the train claims that he rang the bell and blew the whistle, but the man failed to step out of danger. He was struck on the back of the head and knocked out of the way, so that the body is not mutilated, The remains were not identified until last evening, and were supposed to be those of a man named Anton Kitzberger of New Ulm, who has been missing since July 2, and was believed to be in St. Paul.
St.Paul Pioneer Press, Saturday, July 23, 1892, page 5.
The family name takes on many forms in the USA:
Benitschek, Benisak, Benadetchek, Penischek, and maybe Bennidict.

Donald E. Cluff, 63, of Vero Beach, Florida, died Thursday, November 25at VNA Hospice House.
He was born August 1, 1947 in Highland County, Ohio and lived in Vero Beach for 40 years.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army.
Donald worked as a Manager of Maintenance for Becker Holding Corporation, Ft. Pierce for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dianne Cluff of Vero Beach; sister, Nancy Cluff Siders of Roswell, New Mexico an aunt Theresa McKay, Dayton, Ohio and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Newton and Marian Cluff, brother David N. Cluff and sister, Janet Bach.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 30th from 5-6:30 PM with a service at 6:30 PM at the Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home, Vero Beach.

Death informant stated her name as Katharina Benitookeh and age as 59 or60. Father was listed as Samelrok and husband as Thomas.

Deceased Name: Katherine E. Knapp Dec. 10, 1920 -- Feb. 28, 2006
A memorial service for Katherine E. Knapp will be at 11 a.m. next Saturday in Baker United Methodist Church, Main and Center streets, East Aurora. Burial will be in Griffins Mills Cemetery, West Falls.
Mrs. Knapp died Tuesday in the Le Roy home of her daughter, Laurie Locke. She was 85.
Born Katherine Depke in West Falls, she lived in East Aurora until her husband of 63 years, Oliver D., died last May.
After graduating from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, she worked for Remington Rand in Buffalo. She was a former teacher's aide in Cherry Creek.
Mrs. Knapp was active in various church organizations and enjoyed travel.
In addition to her daughter, survivors include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Buffalo News, 4 March 2006

Birth file number: 761450

LUTZ, Olive - 76, Lake Paul, Kings Co., died September 16, 1996, inValley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Millville, Kings Co., shewas a daughter of the late Spurgeon and Ada (Nelms) Jones. She was amember of the Lake Paul/Lake George Sewing Circle and was an avid bingoplayer. Surviving are sons, Eric, Aylesford; Wayne, Kentville; Stanley,Grimsby, Ont.; Danny, Lake Paul; daughters, Doris (Mrs. Doug Duncanson),Aylesford; Roma (Mrs. Donald Ryckman), Caistor Centre, Ont.; Paulette(Mrs. Harvey Lewis), Aylesford; brothers, Roy, Aylesford; Reginald,Blockhouse; sisters, Edna Hiltz, Windermere; Flora (Mrs. Phil Murphy),Lakeville; Audrey (Mrs. Bernard Best), Centreville; Rita Chesley,Aylesford; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She waspredeceased by her husband, Irvan; two children in infancy; brothers,Arnold, Edward, Allan. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 2 p.m.Thursday, both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Pastor MargoMacDougall officiating. Burial in Morristown Cemetery

John FitzAlan (1223-1267), Lord Oswestry, Clun, and Arundel, was anEnglish nobleman. He is sometimes counted as 6th Earl of Arundel,although he was never called earl during his lifetime. He married Maudele Botiller, daughter of Theobald le Botiller and Rhese de Verdon.

He was the son of John Fitzalan, Lord of Oswestry, from whom he inherited a great estate in Shropshire, and Isabel d'Aubigny, daughter of William d'Aubigny, 4th Earl of Arundel. After the death without direct heirs of his mother's brother Hugh d'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel, he inherited a quarter of the earl's estate, including Arundel.

Arundel vacillated in the conflicts between Henry III and the barons. He fought on the king's side at the Battle of Lewes, where he was taken prisoner. On 26 May 1244, he obtained possession of his paternal estates in Shropshire.

John and Maude had a son John Fitzalan, 7th Earl of Arundel.

Reginald W. Roscoe, 87, of North Wilmot Road, Wilmot, died Wednesday, May17, 2000, at Hospice House in Concord.
Mr. Roscoe was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Raton, N.M., son of the late Everett A. and Essie (Chute) Roscoe. He had lived in Wilmot since 1973, previously living in Lynn, Mass., for more than 30 years.
He was the widower of Erma C. (Keddie) Roscoe, who died in 1985.
Mr. Roscoe had worked for G.E. River Works as a planning supervisor and safety administrator from 1937 to 1971.
He was a member of the DeKoven Glee Club in Lynn, and he sang in church and community choral groups in the Lynn and New London areas. Also, he was a skilled machinist and woodworker who enjoyed working on small machinery and building his own home in Wilmot.
Survivors include a son, Bruce L. Roscoe of Merrimack; two daughters, Sandra R. Lewis of Barre, Vt., and Donna L. Roscoe of Concord; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The Telegraph, Nashua, 19 May 2000


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