Eugene "Gene" E. Benedict, 73, of Hudson died at his home Wednesday,March 10.
He was born June 30, 1925, in River Falls, the son of Leonard G. and Ruby (Spencer) Benedict, and attended Hudson schools, graduating from Hudson High School in the class of 1944.
On Aug. 28, 1946, he was married to Beverly I. Rulien at the American Lutheran Church in Stillwater.
After finishing high school he held various positions with Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, the Omaha Railroad and Commonwealth Electric. He also worked with his father-in-law, Carl Rulien, in the Rulien Office Machine business in Hudson.
In 1949, he started his long employment with the then newly established Nor-Lake Inc. in Hudson, advancing through the ranks to plant superintendent. He retired in 1987.
He enjoyed fishing at his family cabin near Osceola and singing in the church choir. Gardening was another of the hobbies at which he excelled. Several newspaper articles were written over the years about his garden expertise, and he did maintain a vegetable stand on the corner near his residence. He also was an avid bird lover and enjoyed watching and handfeeding his feathered friends and building bird houses for them.
Survivors are his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Jean (Brian) Petersburg of Brighton, Mich.; a son, Bruce (Lois) Benedict of Cottage Grove, Minn.; five grandchildren, Kristen, Bruce and Adam Benedict of Cottage Grove, Christopher Petersburg of Oxford, Ohio, and Katherine Petersburg of Boulder, Colo.; and a sister, Shirley (Robert) Moelter of Eau Claire.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson with the Rev. Peg Pfab officiating. Organist Jody Branson accompanied congregational singing.
Honorary casketbearers were Bruce, Kristen, Brock and Adam Benedict and Brian, Christopher and Katherine Petersburg. Burial was private.
Memorials are preferred to the First Presbyterian Church or the donor's choice.

Never married

Robert I Capet (1011-March 21, 1076) was duke of Burgundy between 1032 tohis death. Robert was son of King Robert II of France and brother ofHenry I. In 1031, after the death of his father the king, Robertparticipated in a rebellion against his brother Henry. He was supportedby his mother, Queen Constance d'Arles. Peace was achieved when Robertwas given Burgundy.

* He married his first wife, Helie of Semur, about 1033, and repudiated her in 1055, in which year he also murdered her father, Dalmace I of Semur. Robert and Helie had five children:
1. Hugh (1034-1059), killed in battle
2. Henry (1035-ca.1074)
3. Robert (1040-1113), killed
4. Simon (1045-1087)
5. Constance (1046-1093), married Alfonso VI of Castile

* From his second wife, Ermengarde of Anjou, daughter of Fulk III of Anjou, he had one daughter:
1. Hildegard (c.1056-1104), married Duke William VIII of Aquitaine

George M. Marshall, 84, of Midland died on Monday, July 18, 2005, atStratford Village.

The son of the late George A. and Hazel (Morris) Marshall was born on March 12, 1921, in Midland where he was raised and educated, graduating from Midland High School in 1939. On June 27, 1941, he married the former Frances Deline in Midland. George served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the European, African and Middle East Theaters. George saw action in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving three bronze stars and the Air Medal with two bronze stars. George retired as an electrician, from the Dow Chemical Co. in 1976, after 30 years of service. He was a long time member of the Homer United Methodist Church and served as choir director for many years. George loved music and organized small bands over the years and would play for senior centers and nursing homes. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening and for several years he would plant hundreds of gladiola bulbs. He was a member of the Country Punkins, life member of the VFW and was very active with the Berry Hill Post #165 American Legion, where he was the Post Bugler. George made a promise during his active duty to play Taps over fallen veterans for military honors. George held to his conviction and was always available to play Taps and served many families over the past 50 + years.

George is survived by his wife Frances; daughters Carlla (William) Mowery and Debra (James) Lamont of Lake. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeffrey Mowery, Shelley Potts, Gregory Lalk, Steven Lalk, Mark Lalk, Ann Lalk, Jamie Lamont and Michael Lamont; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Nadine Weiger.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2005, from the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home. Interment will be in Homer Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. Memorials my be offered to the Midland Happy Diners or to the Homer United Methodist Church.

Personal messages of support may be left for the family at

Published in the Midland Daily News on 7/19/2005.

Possible IDs:

Harvey Sandstone
born 4 Jan 1911 in Califonia
died 5 Feb 2001 in Florence, Lane, OR

OTTO HARVEY SANDSTROM, born 7/13/1904 in MICHIGAN, died 10/30/1985 in FRESNO CO., mother's maiden name is GRONDLUND

SANDSTONE, HARVEY D., born 3 Feb 1886 in OREGON, d. 4 Apr 1954 in STANISLAUS CO., mother's maiden name is PETERSON

Never married

Possible ID:
DONALD O. WALKER, b. 13 Oct 1907, d. 27 Jul 1993, in San Marcos, San Diego, CA; SSN: 548-03-8915 of California


Sir David Hanmer; Serjeant-at-law 1377, Judge of King's Bench 1383,knighted 1387; married Angharad, daughter of Llewelyn Ddu ("The Black")ap Gruffudd, of Bryncunallt, and died by 22 July 1387 (possibly by June1386), having had [Jenkin Hanmer], with an eldest son (Gruffudd, whoselands were confiscated for his support of Owen Glendower 1400/1, thoughhe was pardoned 1410), a youngest son (Philip, b 1397, d 1415) and twodaughters (including Margaret, married Owen Glendower, the celebratedWelsh patriot). [Burke's Peerage]

Charles B. Dill was born Nov. 6, 1928, the son of E. Arnold and BlancheDill, in Boston, where he attended schools. He received a bachelor ofscience degree from the University of Massachusets in Amherst, Mass., anda master's degree from UND. He married Ellen Baumgras in July 1962 inLansing, Mich. They moved to Grand Forks, and he was assigned to duty atGrand Forks Air Force Base. He retired after 20 years and was anassistant professor in business and vocaional education at UND.
Survivors are his wife; and a daughter, Mary Dill, Mankato, Minn.
Grand Forks Herald, 14 April 1991

Never married

Simeon Watson Porter did not marry Olivia Ann Kinsman. The Watson Portertha married Olivia in 1867 was 29 years old, this being born about 1838.

From Wikipedia

Leofric (b. abt May 14, 968 - died August 31, 1057) was the Earl of Mercia, who, in 1043, founded monasterys at Coventry and Much Wenlock. Leofric is best remembered as the husband of Godiva, who is said to have ridden through the streets of Coventry naked, in order to persuade her husband to reduce the burden of taxes placed on their subjects by order of King Hardicanute. In the novel by Charles Kingsley, they were the parents of Hereward the Wake, but this is merely a literary device.

He married in 1030. He is said to have died in Bromley, Staffordshire, England.

His son, Alfgar, Earl Of Mercia, succeeded him.

Sister of Thorold of Buckingham, Sheriff of Lincolnshire. Godfigu'sancestry is uncertain, but she was evidently of an old, noble family. Sheis the 'Lady Godiva' of legend.

He participated in Sully's Dakota Expedition abou 1 September 1865.
Carl was born in 1830 and was the one who joined the Union Army to serve under Gen Alfred Sully in the Dakota Territory to subdue the Indians. His cabin was used as Indian headquarters during the Indian raids of 1862.

John M. Vernarelli, who served in Korea and Vietnam as a military policeofficer and later had a second career as a chef, died Aug. 14 of lungcancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care.
The Perry Hall resident was 80.
Mr. Vernarelli, one of 14 children of Italian immigrants, was born at home on East Chase Street.
When he was 16, he tried to enlist in the Army, until military authorities learned his age and he was sent home from Fort Meade to Baltimore.
"The next year, on March 27, 1947 - one day after his 17th birthday - he enlisted," said a nephew, Mark Vernarelli, who is a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correction Services.
Mr. Vernarelli remained in the Army for the next 24 years, which included three tours of wartime duty in Korea and later Vietnam.
As a military police officer, he spent the majority of his career traveling across the nation and overseeing the guarding of American munitions that were being shipped to overseas bases.
His decorations included two Bronze Stars, the Legion of Merit, Korean and Vietnam service medals and the Army and NATO commendation medals.
"My uncle was a fine, morally upright man who loved the Army and serving his country," his nephew said.
"He followed two older brothers into military service and enjoyed every day of it."
While stationed at Fort Devans, Mass., Mr. Vernarelli met and fell in love with the former Jane Illsley, who worked for the provost marshal. They married in 1961.
While in the Army, Mr. Vernarelli earned his General Educational Development certificate and later attended Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va.
After being discharged from the Army in 1971, Mr. Vernarelli and his wife settled in Northern Virginia, where he launched a second career as a chef.
"He liked cooking, and his friend, Tom Weston, who owned Tom Weston's in Annandale, said he needed a chef for a while, so my husband took the job and stayed 10 years," Mrs. Vernarelli said.
He also had cooked at Vinnie's in Fairfax, Va.
"At home," Mrs. Vernarelli said, "he liked cooking seafood, and one of his specialties was Seafood Norfolk."
The couple, who returned to Baltimore in 1987, later settled in Perry Hall.
Mr. Vernarelli, who never lost his love for the Army, enjoyed visiting military bases where his two daughters, who had married career military officers, lived.
He also enjoyed fishing and traveling.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton.
Mr. Vernarelli is also survived by two daughters, Carla Hein of Andrews Air Force Base and Christa Lippert of Fort Benning, Ga.; two sisters, Edith Ireland of Baltimore and Mary Toutloff of Arbutus; and six grandchildren.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD, 21 August 2010

Artesian - Curtis L. Sundstrom, age 53 of Artesian, SD, died at his homein Artesian, SD of natural causes on Monday, June 12, 2006. Funeralservices will be Saturday, June 17 at the Artesian School gymnasium inArtesian at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,Artesian, with military rites by the Artesian Jackson-Hall Post #47. Rev.Bill Miller and good friend Karen Lambert will officiate. Visitationswill be at the Basham Funeral Home in Woonsocket on Friday, June 16 from2:00 to 9:00 p.m., with family present from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m. and onehour prior to the service at the gym.
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 15 June 2006

An Eben or Eber Porter died 10 September 1867 at in Corwallis, Kings, NS.He was a married farmer.

ROCKFORD - Helen M. Sumner, 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, inRockford. She was born April 6, 1919, in Polo, the fourth of eightchildren to John H. and Ethel F. (Quaco) Kline. Helen worked as asecretary for Protestant Community Services until retiring in 1984. Sheis survived by son, Steven (Angela) Read of Madison, Wis., and theirchildren, Elizabeth of Silver Lake, Calif., and Jon (fiancee, FernandaSouza) of Fort Collins, Colo.; stepdaughter, Sally (William) Rowden;stepgrandchildren, Mary (Chuck) Kowing, Sid (Luanne) Rubey, Jane (John),Tom (Suzi) and Jon Rowden; brothers, Harold (Vernette) Kline and Roy(Lila) Kline; and sisters, Virginia Curtis and Donna (Chuck) Berry.Predeceased by sister, Lucille; brothers, John and Robert; first husband,Wesley L. Read; second husband, Harold Sumner; and stepdaughter, EstherRubey. The family would like to thank the staff of Independence Villageand Willows on Main for the wonderful care and support they gave ourmother and grandmother during the final years of her life.
Rockford Register Star, 3 March 2004


First spouse was Joseph Miner

He died 18 month after an accident where he became a paraplegic.

A native of Washington, D.C., and a 1982 graduate of the United StatesNaval Academy, Rear Adm. Rowden has served in a diverse range of sea andshore assignments.
Rowden's sea duty assignments include duty in cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. During these tours he deployed to the Persian Gulf, Western Pacific, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Black Sea and Gulf of Guinea/West Africa areas of operation. He commanded USS Milius (DDG 69), served as reactor officer in USS George Washington (CVN 73), and was commander, Destroyer Squadron 60. His most recent assignment was commander, Carrier Strike Group 7 and Commander, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Strike Group.
Ashore, he has served on the Joint Staff as an action officer in the Defense and Space Operations Division (J38), on the chief of Naval Operations Staff as the theater missile and air defense branch head for the director, Navy Missile Defense (N71), and as the executive assistant to the director of Surface Warfare (N76). He completed a tour as Surface Warfare Officer (nuclear) assignment officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel Command, and served as commanding officer of Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Newport, R.I., where he oversaw the training of every officer en route to duties on ships at sea. His first flag assignment was commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea.
Rowden earned his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is a joint specialty officer, and is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 11 and commander, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Group.
Rowden's decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other personal, unit and campaign wards.
U.S. Navy, 18 March 2011

From Wikipedia

Robert was Called "The Magnificent" (French, "le Magnifique") for his love of finery. He was the son of Duke Richard II of Normandy and Judith, daughter of Conan I, Duke of Brittany.
When his father died, his elder brother Richard succeeded, whilst he became Count of Hiémois. When Richard died a year later, there were great suspicions that Robert had Richard murdered, hence his other nickname, "Robert le diable" (the devil). He is often mis-identified with the legendary Robert the Devil.
Robert aided King Henry I of France against Henry's rebellious brother and mother, and for his help he was given the territory of the Vexin. He also intervened in the affairs of Flanders, supported Edward the Confessor, who was then in exile at Robert's court, and sponsored monastic reform in Normandy.
By his mistress, Herleva, he was father of the future William the Conqueror. An illegitimate daughter, Adelaide, became Countess of Ponthieu and Countess of Champagne.
After making his illegitimate son William his heir, he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and died at Nicaea between 1-3 of July, 1035. His son William, aged about eight, succeeded him.

Director/Choreographer: Johanna Boyce
Before moving to Vermont in 1990, Johanna Boyce was the director of her own avant garde dance company based in NYC. Her company performed at venues throughout the United States and Europe including The American Dance Festival, Boulder Dance Festival, Walker Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen and Jacob's Pillow. She is a recipient of The New York Dance and Performance Arts award and received five Choreography Fellowships from the NEA.
Locally, Johanna has choreographed for Williston and CVU school productions as well as for Stowe Theater Guild's production of Peter Pan and Lyric Theater's productions of Annie, Peter Pan, Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and is currently in working on Secret Garden.

New York Time, 3 May 1984

Laws of chance and behavior predicated on them are the subject of ''Facing the Odds,'' a richly textured, funny and poignant performance piece by Johanna Boyce, a leading young post- modernist, that was presented at the Kitchen on Tuesday. Here, for once, was the kind of seamless weave of elements - dance, drama, visual effects and personal history - that performance art is said to be meant to be, and a considered articulation of a whole.

The piece opens with a formal processional of its five performers, all women and all dressed in nicely tatty evening wear. They walk about a darkened stage as a voice intones fortunes, some of the familiar general kind and some of a quirky specificity very much of this time. In an eerily ritualistic passage, two of the women are helped out of their dresses and are left alone onstage in camisole- style underwear. They engage in a tussling, sensuous duet through which they talk with each other about their fathers and sisters. The offstage voice suggests another question as the dance winds down. ''Annuel, are you close to your sister?'' Cydney Wilkes asks. ''Yeah, I would say so,'' Annuel Dowdell says thoughtfully, and they walk off together arm in arm.

There follows a very funny sequence in which the voice guides the amusingly forthright Diana McWilliams through a solo that is half card tricks and half storytelling, then nudges Damelia Mujica and Robbyn Scott through a chance-predicting game with toy horses.

One witty dance passage has its four performers engaged in close- woven, stream-of-consciousness charades. Another is a trio with a curious lack of artifice, as if the performers were engaged in some athletic game for three. Dressed in exotic ragtags designed, imaginatively, by Joan Adele Sweet, the women end the piece in a stately, mysterious formal dance that is much helped by its deceptively simple score by Richard Munson, in which repeated, gently percussive piano tones build to an intricate melodic fabric of sound.

It is very like Miss Boyce's piece as a whole, on which the performers collaborated. And by the end of the evening, one has a vivid and touching sense of each of the women's personalities. We make the mistake, that backstage voice declares at one point, of thinking that the future depends on the arbitrary past. But the two dissimilar daughter-sisters connect, as do all the women in ''Facing the Odds,'' and make their own history for a few moments.

The magic effects woven into this purposeful theater-dance piece were created by Michael Canick, and Pat Dignan designed the atmospheric lighting. The program also included ''Bombshells,'' which juxtaposed images of popular dancing with exploding buildings, all filmed from television by Miss Boyce and John Schabel. Like the pair's previous ''Waterbodies,'' the film was a poorly crafted, safely obscure blur.

Dr. John Rowden -- Birding
Associate Director for Citizen Science and Outreach, NYC Audobon
Dr. John Rowden has a long-standing passion for birds that has led him around the world in pursuit of research and conservation. After graduate school he joined the curatorial staff of the Wildlife Conservation Society, working both at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos, where he led field research on the behavior and conservation of pheasants in Southeast Asia and flamingos in Latin America. John has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
After a stint as Curator of the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand, John worked as a senior researcher for the New Zealand Kiwi Foundation where he focused on using scientific research to develop more effective strategies to ensure that people and birds could share the local landscape. As Manager of Citizen Science, John works to involve more New Yorkers in the conservation of the birds populating our urban landscape. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University studying the evolution of display behavior in a group of Australian parrots.

Hugh came to Piscataqua Harbor before 1631 from Sweden with an EnglishColony composed of five families: Scammons, Frost, Bryar and Raynes. Hesettled in Dover Neck, NH. He moved to Boston before 1634. He became aservent to Richard Bellingham as a vintner in Boston. He was a towncommisioner , innkeeper, and had a shipyard.

Ellen Barbara Dill, age 76, of Oshkosh died Saturday, September 24, 2005.She was born June 22, 1929 to William and Delia (Gardner) Baumgras. Shemarried Charles Dill, July 14, 1962.
Ellen's love of the outdoors in all its wonder continued through her life, as did her love of learning, both of which she shared with her students as a third grade teacher and with her family and friends.
Ellen is survived by her daughter, Mary (Rev. Thomas) Willadsen; grandsons Peter and David; sister Caroline Gray; nieces Susan Gray and Margaret Jahnke; and nephew Bill Gray. Her husband, Charles and her parents preceded her in death.
Inturnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. George Mitchell Furnival, BSc (University of Manitoba, 1929), MA(Queenʼs University, 1933), PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,1935) died on 29 July 2010 in Calgary Alberta at the age of 102. He wasborn in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 25 July 1908 to parents William George andGrace Una (Rothwell).
For 9 years (1927-36) he was employed by the Government Department of Mines and by mining companies as a Field Geologist. He advanced to the position of Assistant Mine Superintendent for OʼBrien Mining (1936-39). During this period, he and his wife Marion lived in a log cabin near the mine close to Hawk Junction, Ontario. His first son was born in a Red Cross outpost and subsequently, mother and son were transported by dogsled back to the cabin. Following this period, he worked for the Geological Survey of Canada (1939-42) and published numerous technical papers and government reports on mining and petroleum fields including the Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 242 Cyprus Lake Map-Area, Saskatchewan, becoming a standard university reference text.
For 28 years (1942-70) he served Standard Oil of California (Chevron). However, during 1946- 48, he was appointed Manitobaʼs Director of Mines and was granted leave of absence from Chevron. During this time he promulgated Manitobaʼs first comprehensive petroleum legislation for the exploration, production and conservation of oil and gas in Manitoba. He also developed a new geological concept for S.W. Manitoba based upon his knowledge of the geology found in the California Kemp No. 1 well, drilled in W. North Dakota in 1938. Chevron acquired permits, did seismic surveys and drilled its first well in 1950, which discovered the Daly Oilfield, the first commercial oil in Manitoba. Also in 1946 while Director of Mines of Manitoba, he founded the Manitoba Geological Survey, employing a staff of 6 geologists, for the first time on a permanent basis, to serve the mining, petroleum and industrial minerals industries of Manitoba. In 1947 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Following this leave of absence, he returned to Calgary to continue working for Standard Oil of California (Chevron). He worked with teams under his direction making significant petroleum discoveries in Alberta, Manitoba, Trinidad, and Columbia, while holding various positions including: from 1950-55 Vice President and Director of California Standard Alberta, and from 1952-60 President and Director of Dominion Oil Trinidad. In 1953 he conceived a new principle, ʻProgressive Displacementʼ, to explain the accumulation of oil and gas fields in sequential traps on the undip margins of basins, that occur in reverse order of their specific gravities.
In 1955 he moved his residence to San Francisco, to take up the positions of Director and Vice President Exploration, Chevron Overseas Petroleum (San Francisco) from 1955-63, and Assistant, Land, to Vice President Exploration and Land, Standard Oil of California San Francisco from 1958-63. In 1963 he again moved his residence to take up his new position as Chairman and Managing Director of Western Australian Petroleum (WAPET Pty. Ltd.) in Perth W.A. for the period 1963-70. At the same time, inclusively, from 1953-70 (as Vice-President Exploration, and Director of various subsidiaries), he directed numerous offshore seismic and drilling programs in Trinidad, Bahamas, Guatemala, British Guyana, Cuba, Belize, Ecuador, Peru, and Australia. In 1965 WAPET announced the first commercial oilfield in Western Australia, located on Barrow Island 64 kilometers off Australiaʼs northwestern coast. Although Barrow Island consists of 214 desolate square kilometers in area, in 1908 it had been declared an A-Class reserve by the West Australian Government; a wildlife sanctuary status that only an Act of Parliament could disturb. Dr. Furnival was instrumental in preserving this wildlife sanctuary status during the exploration and full operation of the oilfields as described by W.H. Butler, one of Australiaʼs best-known naturalists, in an article The Lesson of Barrow Island published in the Australian Readerʼs Digest, August 1973 in which he describes "In an unusual conservation experiment, an oil company shows that industry and the natural environment can exist in harmony".
In 1971 Dr. Furnival returned to Calgary where he established a Consulting practice from 1971- 72. He then took up the positions of Vice President Operations Director for Brascan Resources in 1973, member of the Executive Committee as Senior Vice President in 1975, and also President and Director Coalition Mining, Senior Consultant in 1977. From 1978-80 while holding the position of President, CEO and Director, Western Mines, he developed a geological concept and initiated a program that led to the discovery of a major base metal/precious metal ore body at its Vancouver Island, Myra Falls Mine. He went on to become Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director, Westmin Resources from 1981-82, President and Director, Western Coal Holdings, and President, CO & Director, Lathwell Resources from 1983-85. In the following years (1985 - 2001) he continued as a Petroleum and Mining Consultant.
He has received many awards including the Distinguished Service Award in 1974 from the Petroleum Society, the Selwyn G. Blaylock Gold Medal in 1979 from the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Order of Canada in 1982, the Centennial Award from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta in 1985, The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and thee Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. In addition to Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1947, he is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada (FGAC), Geological Society of America (FGSA), and Society of Economic Geologists (FSEG). He is Honorary Life member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy where he served as Branch Chairman., District Councilor and Vice President, and Chairman of the Petroleum Division. He has been a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Alberta Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Australian Petroleum Exploration Association where he served as Past State Chairman and Member of the National Council.
A scholarship was established in his name in mining geology at U.B.C. Over the years he maintained his memberships in the Ranchmenʼs Club, Calgary Petroleum Club, and the Calgary Golf & Country Club.
George is predeceased by his wife, Marion Marguerite (Fraser). He is survived by his children: Capt. William George Fraser, Dr. Sharon Grace (Roscoe), Patricia Marion, LLB., and Bruce Alexander, M.Sc.; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is greatly missed by all.
By Prof. Sharon G. Roscoe, PhD, FCIC, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Acadia University

Aethelbert II (c.732 - 760 or 762) was king of Kent from ? - 760 or 762.Upon the death of his father Wihtred, the kingdom was divided among histhree sons, Aethelbert, Egbert and Alric, with Aethelred as overking. Heoutlived both of his brothers and there is mention of another king rulingjointly with Aethelred. Little is known about Aethelred during his reign,except that he caused the burning of Canterbury.

Oslac is called "descendent of Wihgar, nephew of Cerdic, who ruled theIsle of Wight in the early 6th century

She also married Francis Kebble Veinott and they had two child.

If ID below is correct, he married at least three times.
After Iris would have been Nina L. Borden on 6 June 1960 at Stevenson, WA.
After Nina would be Dorothy Lucille Howard on 12/8/1961 at Stevenson, WA.
Further mother of son would be Iris Morton.

Possible ID obit:
A memorial service for Gilbert Russell Borden Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel in Vancouver.
Disposition will be by cremation.
Mr. Borden died Tuesday in a Clackamas, Ore., hospital of congestive heart failure. He was 72.
Born May 4, 1919, in Vancouver, Mr. Borden was a commercial electrician. He had lived in Vancouver his entire life.
Mr. Borden was a member of American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post 14 and a veteran of World War II, having served in the European theater with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Vancouver Jaycees.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Vancouver; son, Gilbert Jr. of Waxahatchie, Texas; daughter, Lisa Jane Pierce of Vancouver; sister, Gerry Bostwick of Camas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Oregonian, 6 February 1992

TUPPER, Arthur Lorne - 1926-2006. Arthur Tupper passed away peacefully inMisericordia Hospital, Edmonton, Alta., on May 26, 2006. He was a son ofthe late Thomas and Ella (Joudrey) Tupper (Nicholsville, N.S.). He issurvived by his loving wife, Velma; his daughters, Andrea (Mike), Bonnie(Dave) and Tammy (Roger); son, Loring (Jean). He will be missed by hissix grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Roger(Margaret), Nicholsville; sisters, Marjorie (Paul) Robar, Marilyn (John)Wilson, Linda (David) Bowlby, Joan (Dale) Thomas, all of Aylesford; RuthSpence, Ottawa; Gail (Bert) White, Berwick. Arthur was predeceased by hisson, Thomas Jay; brothers, Allison, Mylon, Lawrence, Freddie, and abrother and sister in infancy. Arthur served with the PPCLI in Korea,Germany and in Canada. A private family celebration of Arthur's life isbeing held. We love you Arthur, Rest in Peace.

Holt, Eric Ainley - 86, Canning, Kings Co., passed away Friday, December26, 2003, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Canning, he wasa son of the late Richard and Laura (Illsley) Holt. He was a veteran ofthe Second World War and served with the Canadian Armed Forces duringpeacetime, retiring in 1967 following 26 years of service. He was amember and former Elder of Trinity United Church, Canning. He was afaithful, active and life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, HabitantBranch, No. 73, Canning, a member of the Federal Superannuation NationalAssociation, and the Kings County Veterans Club. He is survived by hiswife of 62 years, the former Gertrude Hiltz sons, Eric Richard "Rick"(Gloria Myers), Canning and Prince Edward Island; Harold (Margaret),Dartmouth; sisters, Marion (Randall) Lyons, Blomidon, Kings Co.; ShirleyButler, North Alton, Kings Co.; Valerie (Carl) MacGowan, Kentville;brothers, Malcolm (Evelyn), Sydney; Stanley, Toronto; Darrell (Elaine),Lawrencetown, Halifax Co.; grandsons, Paul and Kristopher; several niecesand nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Jean and Isabel; brother,Levi. Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 28,with a Royal Canadian Legion service to be held at 7 p.m., all in W.C.Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A funeral service will beheld at 2 p.m. Monday, December 29 in Trinity United Church, Canning.Burial will take place in Hillaton Cemetery, Kings Co. Donations inmemory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Nationsl Institute forthe Blind, or Trinity United Church. Funeral arrangements have beenentrusted to the W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Halifax Herald, 27 December 2003

He first married Susannah Northway on 10 Sep 1761.

ERNEST, Claude Lester - 67, South Berwick, Kings Co., passed awaysuddenly January 21, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born inBerwick, he was a son of the late Elvyn and Mary (Nauss) Ernest. He wasself-employed most of his life, operating a trucking business, in the1960s and 1970s, he farmed and operated a fruit and vegetable business.From the 1980s to present he cut and sold firewood. Surviving are hiswife of 42 years, Eleanor (Woodworth) Ernest; sons, Kevin (Kara), Mark(Kim), all of South Berwick; Christopher, Kentville. Grampie will bedearly missed by grandchildren, Emily, Mariah, Faith, Kyle and Kaitlyn;sister, Maleta (Brenton) Wagner, New Germany; brother, Lawrence (Barb),Berwick. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be heldat 2 p.m. Friday, both in H. C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Rev.Miriam Uhrstrom officiating. Burial in Berwick Cemetery. Donations inmemory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and StrokeFoundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.
Halifax Herald, 23 January 2003

Victoria Larson, 47, of Nisswa, Minn., formerly of Dubuque, died Monday,Oct. 20, 2003, at home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, with Pastor Chris Meier officiating. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. The Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on March 28, 1956, in Sioux Falls, S.D., daughter of Ronald and LaVon (Sundstrom) Johnson.
She was raised in Marshall, Minn., where she attended and graduated high school. She then attended the University of Minnesota, Waseca, where she earned a degree as a veterinarian technician.
She moved to Bemidji, Minn., shortly after, where she met Charles Larson. She and Charles married on June 9, 1979, in Bemidji. They moved to Iowa, where they lived for five years, before moving to the Brainerd area in 1986, where they have since made their home.
She was a past member of the Nisswa Women of Today, was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous for many years and was a fond lover of children and animals.
Surviving are her husband, Charles; her mother, LaVon, of Marshall; a brother, Todd (Jennifer) Johnson, of Hastings, Minn.; her uncle and godfather, Vern (Elly) Duba, of Minneapolis; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA), 23 October 2003

The Welfs were a Frankish dynasty so named because many of its memberswere named Welf. They initially arrived and settled in northern Italyduring the times of Charlemagne.

The first member of the family named Welf was Welf I, father of Judith, the wife of the emperor Louis the Pious, and of Emma, the wife of Louis the German. The two sons of Welf I, brothers of Judith and Emma, were Conrad and Rudolph. Conrad was the ancestor of the counts of Burgundy.

Welf, Graf in Swabia, +ca 824/5; m.Heilwig, later Abbess of Chelles; They had issue:
* A1. Rudolf I, Cte de Ponthieu, +866; m.Hruodun N (+after 867)
o B1. Conrad, Ct of Paris and Sens, +882
o B2. Welf, Abbot of Sainte-Colombe-de-Sens, +881
o B3. Hugo, Rector of Saint-Saulve, Valenciennes, in 867
o B4. Gf Rudolf II in Augstgau
* A2. Conrad I, Ct of Paris and Auxerre, +after 862; m.Aelis, dau.of Ct Hugo of Tours
o B1. Gf Welf I im Argengau und Linzgau, +before 876; NOTE: the editors of Europaeische Stammtafeln now hold the position that Welf's parentage cannot be proved, but that it is extremely likely that he was son of Conrad (or, if not, of Conrad's brother Rudolf)
+ C1. Gf Conrad im Linzgau
+ C2. Gf Eticho im Ammergau, +after 911; m.Egila N
# D1. Gf Heinrich "with the Golden Wagon"; m.Atha von Hohenwart (+after 975)
* E1. Gf Eticho in Bavaria
* E2. [St.] Conrad, Bp of Constance, *892, +25.11.976
* E3. Gf Rudolf; m.NN
o F1. Gf Rudolf II in Altdorf; m.Ita, dau.of Ct Kuno von Öhningen
+ G1. Gf Heinrich in Altdorf, +ca 1000
+ G2. Gf Welf II von Altdorf, Gf im Lechrain, +10.3.1030; 1015 Irmtrud of Luxemburg
# H1. Welf III, Duke of Carinthia (1047-55), +13.11.1055
# H2. Kunigunde, *ca 1020, +before 1055; 1035 Marchese Azzo II d'Este (+1097)
+ G3. Richardis, +1045; m.Gf Adalbero von Ebersberg (+1045)
o F2. Eticho, Bp of Augsburg, +988
o B2. Conrad, Cte d'Auxerre, Margrave of Transjurania; m.Waldrada N
+ C1. Rudolf I, proclaimed as King of (Upper) Burgundy (I.888-912), +912; m.Willa, possibly dau.of King Boso of Burgundy
# D1. King Rudolf II of Upper Burgundy (912-937) and Lower Burgundy (931/3-937) and Italy (924-926), +937; 922 Bertha, dau.of Duke Burchard II of Swabia
* E1. King Konrad "the Peaceful" of Burgundy (937-993), *ca 925, +10.10.993; 1m: Adelana N; 2m: ca 964 Matilda of France (+981/2)
o F1. [1m.] Kuno, +after 966
o F2. [1m.] Gisela, +1007; m.Duke Heinrich II of Bavaria
o F3. [2m.] King Rudolf III of Burgundy (993-1032), +6.9.1032; 1m: before 994 Agaltrudis N (+1008/11); 2m: 1011 Ermengarde (+after 1057) widow of Ct Rotbald of Provence
o F4. [2m.] Matilda; her marriage is unknown, but she was grandmother of Ct Gerold of Geneva
o F5. [2m.] Berthe, +after 1016; 1m: Cte Eudes I de Blois (+995/6); 2m: 997 (div ca 1005) King Robert II of France (*27.3.972 +20.7.1031)
o F6. [2m.] Gerberga, *before 971, +after 1016; 1m: Gf Bernhard I von Werl (+ca 982) OR his son Hermann von Werl; 2m: ca 998 Duke Hermann II of Swabia (+4.5.1003)
o F7. [illegitimate by Aldiud N] Bouchard, Archbishop of Lyon, +1030
* E2. Rudolf, fl 961/2
* E3. Bouchard, Archbishop of Lyon, +957/9
* E4. Adelaide, *931, +16/17.12.999; 1m: 947 Lothar d'Arles, King of Italy (+950); (?) 2m: 950 Adalbert of Ivrea; 3m: 951 Emperor Otto I (+973)
# D2. Gf Ludwig im Thurgau; m.Edgifa, dau.of King Edward I of England
* E1. Gf Heinrich in der Vaud
# D3. Waldrada; m.923 Duke Bonifacius of Spoleto (+953)
# D4. Judith
+ C2. Adelaide; m.Richard "le Justicier", Duke of Burgundy (+921)
o B3. Hugo Abbas, Cte d'Auxerre, de Tours et d'Angers, Margrave of Neustria, +886
o B4. Rudolf, Abbot of St.Riquier
* A3. Judith, *800, +Tours 19.4.843; m.819 Emperor Louis I (*778 +840)
* A4. Hemma, +876; m.827 Emperor Louis II (*ca 805 +876)

She married third Lt. Col. Thomas Buck.
Children from her first marriage all born in San Bernardino County:
William Dent Paxton, b. 14 Jan 1943
Gary Wayne Paxton, b. 26 Oct 1944
Leonard Lynn Paxton, b. 15 Apr 1946

Mary Strong died two weeks after giving birth to Jonathan Clapp.

Known as the most beautiful woman in Wales. She had many lovers. InChristmas 1108 Owain ap Cadwgan of Cardigan came to visit Gerald andNesta. He so lusted after her that he, that night, attacked the castleand carried her off and had his way with her. This upset Henry I [King ofEngland] so much that the incident started a war. was stunningly beautiful, called the Helen of Wales. She was thedaughter of the last king of indenpendent Deheubarth, she was themistress of Henry I, king of England,and had a son by him Robert DeCarn, Earl of Dorchester and Gloucester. Henry I took the throne awayfrom his brother in 1100. She was the wife of Gerald de Windsor,Constable of Pembroke, she was romantically abducted by Owain apCadwgan,son of the Prince of Powys, and is generally supposed to have had anynumber of other romantic liaisons. She was the founder of moredynastiesthan is polite to mention. Thousands of Welsh children today arestill
refered to as Nest in her honour.

From Wikipedia

Nest verch Rhys (died after 1136) was a princess of Deheubarth who was renowned for her beauty. She was the daughter of Prince Rhys ap Tewdwr by his wife, Gwladys verch Rhiwallon.

After her father died in 1093, Deheubarth was conquerored by the Normans and King Henry I of England appointed himself her protector. Nest bore him a son, Henry FitzRoy. In 1100 King Henry decided to marry her to one of his knights, Gerald of Windsor, whom he appointed castellan of Pembroke. Nest and Gerald had four children:
1. William FitzGerald (died 1173)
2. Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephen (died September 1, 1177)
3. David FitzGerald, Archdeacon of Cardigan and Bishop of St. David's
4. Angharad de Windsor

During Christmas 1109, Nest and her husband were visited by her cousin, Owain ap Cadwgan. Owain was so taken with Nest's beauty that he and fifteen companions attacked Cenarth Bychan, seized Nest, and carried her off. This abduction earned her the nickname "Helen of Wales" because it led to civil war on a small scale. Nest bore to Owain two sons, Llywelyn and Einion, before finally being returned to her husband. After Gerald's death, Nest became the lover of Stephen, constable of Cardigan, by whom she had another son, Robert FitzStephen.

Nest's daughter, Angharad, was the mother of historian Gerald of Wales. Her sons Maurice and Robert campaigned in Ireland with Strongbow; Robert died there in 1182.

Mary Joan Sundstrom, 71, of Tempe, Arizona, passed away October 24, 2003.Mary Joan, a homemaker, was born August 6, 1932 in Akron, Ohio to Matthewand Jane (Riley) Rochford. She moved to Arizona in the mid 1950's andmarried John Sundstrom, March 3, 1956. She was a loving wife, mother andgrandmother and will be dearly missed by her husband, John daughter,Janet (Mike) Corrigan 1 grandson, Sean Corrigan and other extended familyand friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Mark. Afuneral mass will be Wednesday, October 29th at 1:00 pm at Holy SpiritCatholic Church, 1800 E. Libra Drive, Tempe. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Joan's name to the Nick& Kelly Children's Heart Fund, 1321 E. Bayview Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283.Arrangements entrusted to Tempe Mortuary.
The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, 26 October 2003

John Grenzebach , 72, a professional fund-raiser here for more than 35years, died last Thursday at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He was a longtime Evanston resident but most recently had lived on Anna Maria Island in Florida.
He was chairman of John Grenzebach & Associates, Inc., a firm he founded in 1960 that specialized in institutional fund-raising for colleges and universities. From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Grenzebach also was chairman of the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Inc., based in New York. He was considered a pioneer in the fund-raising industry, and he wrote articles and lectured on the subject.
Before 1960 he was executive vice president of Beaver Associates Inc., a professional fund-raising management firm in Chicago. He had served on the boards of a number of educational and community organizations. He had been chairman of the executive committee of Evanston Township High School, president of the Unitarian Church of Evanston, and a board member of Kendall College, North Shore Community Music Center and Allendale School for Boys.
Mr. Grenzebach was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and educated at the University of Buffalo, the University of North Carolina and the University of Munich in West Germany.
Surviving are his wife, Marilynn; three sons, John C., Eric and Martin, and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in Chicago at a later date.
Chicago Sun-Times, 25 February 1987

Marie M. McCann, age 92, of Manannah, died Monday, January 16, 2006 inthe care of her children at her home. Mass of Christian burial will beheld at 1;30 a.m. on Wed. Jan. 18, 2006 at the Church of Our Lady ofManannah with Msgr. Francis Garvey as celebrant. Visitation will be heldfrom 4 p.m. to 7 pm. On Tuesday at the Church of Our Lady and willcontinue one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be aprayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Our Lady of ManannahCatholic Cemetery.
Marie Margaret McCann, the daughter of James and Rose (Schneider) O'Keefe was born June 25, 1913, in Litchfield, MN. She attended school in Eden Valley and graduated in the Class of 1932. She lived in the Manannah area most all of her life, farming with her husband, Frank, and working as a waitress at the Colonial Cafe in Litchfield for many years. Marie was a life long member of the Church of Our Lady of Manannah and is the oldest parishoner, she was a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and entertaining her family and friends.
She is survived by her children; Kathleen (John) Stuntebeck of Marshall, WI; Patricia (Don) Harms of Elk River, MN; Mike (Vicki) McCann of Windsor, WI; Jim McCann of Litchfield, MN; and Mark McCann of Leitchfield, MN. Grandchildren, Shon (Molly) Thieren, P.J. (Jodi) Thieren, Jenny Harms, Travis Stuntebeck, Lance (Jessie) Stuntebeck. Rory McCann and Evan McCann, great grandchildren, Ashley, Jensen and Jameson Thieren, sister: Marcella Johnson of Haines City, FL and brother, Patrick (Mary) OâKeefe of St. Cloud, MN She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank, son-in-law James ( Thieren, granddaughter, Krista Harms, sisters, Julia Stepp and Irene Schubert, and brothers, John, George, Francis, Joe, Lawrence, Alfred, Philip and James and an infant brother, Daniel.
Eden Valley-Watkins Journal Patriot, page 4, January 18th, 2006

Gruffydd ap Cynan (c. 1055-1137) was a Prince of Gwynedd.

Much of the information about Gruffydd's life comes from a tract of disputed authority: The Life of Gruffydd ap Cynan. According to this text, Gruffydd was born near Swords, County Dublin in Ireland. He was the son of a Welsh Prince, Cynan ap Iago, who was a claimant to the Kingship of Gwynedd but was probably never king of Gwynedd. His mother was a member of the Hiberno-Norse dynasty that ruled Dublin. Through his mother, Grruffydd claimed relationships with many of the leading spets in Ireland, including those of the Ua Briain.

During his many struggles to gain the kingship of Gwyneed, Gruffydd received considerable aid from Ireland, both from the Hiberno-Norse at Dublin, but also those at Wexford, and also from Muirchertach Ua Briain.

During his lengthy reign, considered to be a "Golden Age" for Wales, he retook much of Gwynedd from its English conquerors. He was succeeded by his son Owain Gwynedd.

Jack's nick name was Nick, which he got when he was born from hospitalstaff.
After his parents' separation, he was raised by a number of family members.
During WWII, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a co-pilot. During his last wartime mission, he was flying tank parts to General Patton when his planed was shot down. He was interred in a German POW camp in France until he escaped.
He became a civil engineer after graduating from WSU and worked as the county engineer for Skamania and Klickitat Counties. He retired in 1982 and spent a number of years traveling.

From Wikipedia

William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (c. 1197 - May 2, 1230) was the son of Reginald de Braose by his first wife, Gracia de Briwere. The Welsh, who detested him, called him Gwilym Ddu (Black William). He succeeded his father in his various lordships in 1227, including Abergavenny and Builth.

He was married to Eva Marshall, daughter of the famous William Marshall. They had four daughters and coheiresses:
1. Isabella, wife of Prince Dafydd ap Llywelyn
2. Maud, wife of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore
3. Eleanor, wife of Humphrey de Bohun
4. Eve, wife of William de Cantelou

He was captured and imprisoned (as an act of retaliation) by Llywelyn the Great, ruler of most of Wales, in 1229, but was given relative freedom because he was related to the prince by marriage in several ways; his daughter, Isabella, was married to Llywelyn's only legitimate son. However, William then began an affair with Llywelyn's wife, the Princess Joan. The Chronicle of Ystrad Fflur entry for 1230 reads:
"In this year William de Breos the Younger, lord of Brycheiniog, was hanged by the Lord Llywelyn in Gwynedd, after he had been caught in Llywelyn's chamber with the king of England's daughter, Llywelyn's wife."

Llywelyn had William hanged on May 2, 1230. Joan herself was later pardoned.

MURPHY, Shirley Owena - 69, Aylesford, died January 14, 1996, inWelsford. Born in Welsford, she was a daughter of the late Clyde Nelsonand Ruby (Porter) Lutz. Surviving are sons, Wayne, Aylesford Mountain;Harold Jr., Red Deer, Alta.; Kirk, Kentville; daughters, Nanette (Mrs.John Keddy), Burlington, Ont.; Patricia Blenus, Kingston; Pamela (Mrs.Paul Morton), Welsford; brothers, Leon, Clyde Jr., Morden Mountain;Clinton, A uburn; Albert, Ontario; sisters, Greta (Mrs. Vinton Baltzer),Dempsey Corner; Lillian Lutz, Aylesford; Audrey Lajoi, Kingston; Valreta(Mrs. Robert Langille), Mahone Bay; half sister, Marion Hawkesworth,Wolfville ; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. She was predeceased byher husband, Harold Leslie; brother, Frederick; half sister, DorothyCrocker; granddaughter, Lisa Marie Keddy; grandson, Ryan Blenus.Visitation 7-9 p .m. tonight, funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in H.C.Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating. Burial inBerwick Cemetery.

" I Lydia Langford was born in Frome, Somerset, England, on Aug 8 1818.My father George Langford (who's father John Langford sailed around theworld with Captain Cook and received pension for those services) was bytrade a weaver and was a fine looking man and affectionate father. Mymothers name was sarah Burgess. Fathers Mother Judith L made a practiceof walking a mile to church service after seh was 80 years old. She wasabout the same age as father and was quiet.

There were 7 of us Charles the oldest, then myself Susan, Isac, Charlotte, Aaron, Rhoda. We lived in Frome till 1832 Aug 8 we left Bristol for America (two years before my father died of Pneumonia.) With Grandfather Burgess and Several Cousins, te name of the vessel was the Jane and Barbara and we were six weeks before landing at Quebec. After reaching Montreal we were separated. Bro Chas went with a wagon maker, he enlisted in the Queens Rangers in Canada in 37 that is the last I knew of him. Susan and Isaac went out on a farm near St. laurent. The younger oness were left in Montreal in an asylum as mother died in Hamilton of Colera."

Nick names include Bettie and Betsy.

The parents of Francis Laws are William B. Laws and Ida Ethel Combs.

From Wikipedia

Reginald de Braose (died 1227) was the son of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber and Matilda de St. Valery. He was a scion of the powerful Marcher family of Braose, and related by marriage to the Princes of Wales.

He supported his brother Giles in his rebellions against King John. They were both active against the King in the baron's war. Neither was present at the signing of Magna Carta because they were still rebels who refused to compromise. John acquiesced to Reginald's claims to the de Braose estates in Wales in May 1216. He became Lord of Brecon, Abergavenny, Builth and other Marcher Lordships but was very much a vassal of Llewelyn Fawr, Prince of Gwynedd who became his father-in-law in 1222 when Reginald married Llywelyn's daughter, Gwladys Ddu. Henry III restored Reginald to favour and the Bramber estates (confiscated from William by King John) in 1217. At this seeming betrayal, Rhys and Owain, Reginald's nephews who were princes of Deheubarth, were incensed and they took Builth (except the castle). Llywelyn Fawr also became angry and besieged Brecon. Reginald eventually surrendered to Llewelyn and gave up Seinhenydd (Swansea). By 1221 they were at war again with Llewelyn laying siege to Builth. The siege was relieved by Henry III's forces. From this time on Llewelyn tended to support the claims of Reginald's nephew John de Braose concerning the de Braose lands.

Reginald was a witness to the re-issue of Magna Carta by Henry III in 1225. He died two years later and was succeeded by his son, the ill-fated William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny. His daughter Matilda was the wife of Rhys Mechyll, Prince of Deheubarth.

Emma lived at home on the family farm until her father died in 1863. Sheattended McElwain Institute near Sandy Lake and taught school for severalyears. After her marriage to Robert, they settled on a farm inLackawannock, Mercer, PA, where they lived until 1907 when they moved toNew Wilmington, PA.

He was a hemophiliac that died as a result of an appendicitis attackwhile serving in the military prior to WWII.

Possible child is
Deborah Anne Hamlin, born about 1971.

A service was held in the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home in East Boston on May 1 for Daniel L. McCall, 87, of East Boston, a former custodian with Physical Plant who died on April 28. He retired in 1976 after working at MIT for eight years.
Mr. McCall is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, Diana Melanson and Regina Falzone, both of East Boston; a sister, Stella Buckley of Medford; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.


Death was 1617 - didn't match burial date.
MARRIAGE: Listed as "unknown" by most sources, the ancestral file gave John's wife the name of Alice Smith.
BIRTH: Ancestral file birthdate of 1575 was 3 years before the birth of her son, John, 5 years before Thomas was born, etc. Children were also born 17-36 years before Alice's marriage to Thomas. Therefore, abt. birthdate changed from 1773 to 1560, and MARRIAGE date changed to allow for children's births. It is possible the file dates were correct, and Alice Smith is not the correct mother of these children.

Obit of possible daughter-in-law:
Mrs. Edith McCall Class of 1958
Frederick NewsAs originally published on Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
Mrs. Edith May Cooper McCall, 60, of Knoxville, died Sunday, July 2.
She was the wife of Charles E. McCall Jr.
Born Feb. 24, 1940, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of Mary Ann Thompson Cooper of Frederick, and the late Newton Cooper.
Mrs. McCall was a 1958 graduate of Brunswick High School, and was employed with the Atomic Energy Commission, later the Department of Energy. She also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, at the Pentagon; and prior to her retirement taught and was an administrator at St. John's at Prospect Hall.
She was formerly a member of Rosemont Alliance Church, Brunswick.
She was an avid crafter, and loved basketry, ceramics, needlework and crafts.
Mrs. McCall was a member of the Pseudomyxoma Peritonei support group, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are one son, Charles W. McCall and wife Carolyn of Myersville; one daughter, Tamara McCall-Muir and husband Denver of Brunswick; one sister, Marian Smith and husband Lee of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Muir, William McCall and Margaret McCall; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 7, at the funeral home. The Rev. Stephen M. Korh, pastor of Emmanuel Alliance Church, Frederick, will officiate.
Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Suite B, Frederick, Md. 21701; to the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 11A16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md. 20892, or to the National Organization for Rare Disorders Inc., P.O. Box 8923, New Fairfield, Conn. 06812-8923.

Married second Hellwig.

Name change to Hicks in 1986.

Per Bill Tupper (1959)
William G. Tupper disappeared after his son Thomas was born. There were reports he headed for Nova Scotia (large Tupper population, they immigrate to Canada because they were loyalists) or Cape Cod. Back in they day. Before social security, it was easy to disappear and he did.

Lori H. Spooner, 82, Appleton, died Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2007.
She was born Jan. 2, 1925, to the late Herman and Blondina (Bettenbender) Bessert in Brillion and when she was a young child the family moved to Green Bay.
Lori was the first female school bus driver in Green Bay. She had been an Appleton area resident for the past 14 years and had been employed by Wichmann Funeral Home for 25 years, retiring four years ago. Lori enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, reading and the Chicago Cubs.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Spooner, to whom she had been married for 31 years; four children, Gary (Mary Jo) Vannieuwenhoven, Suamico; Cherie (Mike) Schneider, Appleton; Kathy Gerlach, Green Bay; Rick (Chris) Vannieuwenhoven, Kewaunee; two step-children, Susan (Ken) Krushke, Milwaukee; Donald S. Spooner, Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd (Joyce) Bessert, Wabeno; Herman (Lorraine) Bessert, Lakewood.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Clifford Bessert and a sister, Adeline Bessert.
Funeral services for Lori will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at the funeral home with Reverend Gary Nokleberg officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 4 p.m., until the time of the service.

Marsi Long Day grew up in the home of a fashion designer in a littlehouse in Redondo Beach with her mother and her sister. Together theyexplored many avenues of art ranging from fine arts to crafts toentertainment. This has given her a rich love for the Arts. With thisfoundation grew a passion in her life to pursue a career in the arts.
As a child, she professionally face painted, made balloon animals, and performed magic tricks at birthday parties, eventually taking her skills to the Redondo Beach Pier and Wilson Park during special events. For some time, she also performed on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Later, when her artistic talents became known to church members, she was invited to paint live during church services, and also asked to paint murals in orphanages in Uganda. She has had the honor of having her work on display at Student Art Shows hosted by El Camino College.
Marsi currently has artwork on display at Starbucks on Artesia Blvd and Prairie Ave in Torrance. She has also been an Art Moderator for the forum since 2005. Because of this exposure, she began to do more work for different individuals, including logo design and company branding, marketing, children's book illustrations and other projects. Marsi has developed eclectic interests, and is particularly skilled in drawing, illustrating, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic), sculpture, and graphic design.
Marsi graduated from El Camino College in 2010 with a degree in Studio Art. She continues to take classes and workshops to enrich her artwork and broaden her skills. She founded Long, a website where high-quality art comes together ranging from fine arts, crafts, clothing and design.
Marsi's future plans, in addition to running Long Day Studios, are to publish her own line of books for children. A passion which was developed during the four years she spent working as a preschool teacher. During that time she enjoyed writing, reading stories, and drawing illustrations for the children. She hopes to share these stories and her illustrations with children all around the world.

Deborah Frank has been a professional educator for more than 23 years inthe South Kitsap School District, Port Orchard, WA. Professionalcredentials include: BS Child Development 1976, K-8 TeachingCertification 1977, master of education 1992. Her current teachingassignment is a grade 1-2 multi-age classroom at South Colby ElementarySchool. Subject specialties are reading, writing, and math. She has alsoserved on many district curriculum committees in the areas of reading,math, and technology. She is a staff development trainer and mentor forbeginning teachers.

Carol L. Grossman of Longmont died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at her home.She was 70.
She was born May 26, 1934, in Oshkosh, Wis., to Frank and Lucile (Fenicle) Raymond.
She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1952 in Spring Valley, Minn.
She married Robert Uhrich in 1953 and they divorced. She married Joel Grossman Sept. 8, 1991, in Nederland, Colo.
She moved to Boulder in 1979. She then moved to Nederland in 1991 and in 1996 moved to Longmont.
She was the founder and owner of the Used Book Emporium in Longmont, retiring in 2002.
She attended Unity of Boulder Church and enjoyed reading, hiking and airplanes.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of Longmont; two sons, Michael Uhrich and his wife Mary of St. Louis and David Uhrich and his wife Toni of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two daughters, Linda Uhrich of Longmont and Debbie Karle and her husband Rick of Longmont; a brother, Dean Raymond and his wife Charlotte of Round Lake Park, Ill.; a sister, Joyce Vossekuil of Fond du Lac, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Christopher Fucik, Elyssa Karle, Britni Uhrich , Kyle Uhrich , Mitch Lindsey, Steffen Uhrich and CeCe Uhrich ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. A reception will be held following services at the Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St. in Longmont. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont 80501.
The Daily Times-Call, Longmont, CO, 29 December 2004

ROCKFORD - Charles M. "Chuck" Kowing, 86, of Rockford died at 10 p.m.Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 8,1917, in Madison, Wis., to Rose Esther O'Brien and Frank P. Kowing.Charles graduated from Madison Central High School in 1936. He began anapprenticeship in carpentry with J.H. Findorff & Co., where he did millwork for Frank Lloyd Wright during the late 1930s and early 1940s.Charles married Shirley Oler on Nov. 20, 1940, his wife of nearly 54years. He lived 46 years in Rockford, coming here from Madison. Member ofthe U.S. Army Air Corps and received basic training in Missouri andflight training at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He served in World War II inAlgeria, North Africa. Charles was a self-employed carpenter and partnerof Trussoni & Kowing Construction Co. from 1960 to 1974. He was avolunteer fireman for the North West Fire Protection from 1963 to 1997,during which time he became president of the board of trustees. Afterretiring, he and Shirley worked at The Loft Antique Shop. On Jan. 1,1997, Charles married Mary Rubey in Chicago. He was a member of St.Chad's Episcopal Church and Forest City Woodcrafters. For the last yearsof his life, Charles and Mary were a host family to foreign-exchangestudents through the American Field Service. He was a host father toKwabena "Murphy" Ofori of Ghana, Rodrigo Paz of Bolivia, Ryo Yasue ofJapan and Jose Zapata of Peru. Survivors include his wife, Mary;brothers, Gordon (Carol) Kowing and Loren (Janet) Kowing, both ofMadison; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. He waspredeceased by his former wife, Shirley Kowing; brothers, Dallas, Warrenand Richard; and sister, Lorraine.
Rockford Register Star (IL)
Date: May 8, 2004

Cornelia M. Godown was born in Flemington, New Jersey, October 6, 1828.Her early life was spent in the east, her parents moving to Pennsylvaniawhen Cornelia was still small. She moved to Minnesota in 1865, living atfirst on the bank of Cannon river about eighty rods from the present H.P. Hoover home. She was married to James Van Selus in 1845, the couplemaking their home on the Ezra Durand farm and then moving to the littlefarm near Frank Lamberty's which Mrs. Van Selus owned until the time ofher death. Mr. Van Selus died fifteen years ago. To Mr. and Mrs. JamesVan Selus were born fifteen children, two dying in infancy. The remainingthirteen are still living: Mrs. Elizabeth Walrod of Codott, Wis., Albertof Belleview, Minn., Willis of Faribault, Fred of Northfield, Frank ofSt. Paul and Mrs. Adella Miler of Devils Lake, N. Dak., who were presentat the funeral and the remaining seven who were unable to attend are:George of Stockton, New York; Sam of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Milton of ShellLake, Wis.; Ash of Wolfrod, N. Dak., Mrs. Erenst Short of Clive, Alberta;Mrs. James Dickey of Garner, Ark., and Mrs. George Fox of Milo, N. Dak.Mrs. Van Selus has been in failing health for several years, sustaining abroken hip in February she was taken to the St. Lucas hospital where shewas cared for many weeks being brought back to the home of hergranddaughter, Mrs. H. P. Hoover where she has made her home for the pasttwo to three years, a few weeks ago. She was also attended in her lastillness by her daughter, Mrs. Adella Miler. Mrs. Van Selus was a kind andloving mother and a member of the Congregational church at Cannon Cityfor many years. She departed this life on June 3, 1924, at the age of 95years, 7 months and 28 days. Funeral services were conducted from the H.P. Hoover home on Friday afternoon,Rev. A. S. Earl of the Little Prairiechurch officiating. The pallbearers were two great-grandsons, Roy Hooverof this place and Irvin Greenwood of New Richland and four grandsons,Bert Van Selus and Carl Johnson of New Richland, Vern Van Selus ofNorthfield and Roy Chapman of Faribault. The floral offerings were manyand beautiful and interment was made in the Cannon City cemetery. Besidesthe children and a host of friends, Grandma Van Selus is survived byforty grandchildren. In addition to the sons and daughters who attendedthe funeral from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Grant Greenwood and Mr. and Mrs.Bert Van Selus of New Richland and Mrs. Glen Haven of Minneapolis also alarge number of friends from Faribault and Northfield.

Owner of Majestic Studios, Inc., Buffalo, NY.

STOCKTON - Jens Christiansen of 5 Sinclair Drive, Sinclairville, diedSunday morning, (May 21, 1961).
Born March 28, 1883 in Odense, Denmark, Mr. Christiansen was the son of Rasmus and Netti M. Hansen Christiansen.
He was a former cabinet maker, and previously operated a dairy farm on the Dean Road, Stockton.
Mr. Christiansen came from Minneapolis, Minn., in 1921, and lived at Stockton until 2 years ago, when he moved, to Sinclairville. He was a former member of Stockton Grange.
Surviving are his wife, E. May Van Selus Christiansen; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Carpenter, and a grandson, Russel C. Carpenter of Sinclairville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from Sampsell and Jordon Funeral Home, Sinclairville. The Rev. Curtis K. Shoup, Baptist Minister of Brocton, officiated with the Rev. Sheldon R. Peterson, pastor of Sinclairville Park Methodist Church, assisting.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Sinclairville.
The Fredonia Censor, 25 May 1961

WEST BROOKLYN - Boyd L. Gates, 45, of West Brooklyn and formerly ofAylesford, died Thursday in Kentville. Born in Aylesford he was a son ofFred and Madeline (Keddy) Gates. He was self employed. Surviving besideshis wife the former Joyce Lutz are three sons David and Ronald, both ofAylesford, Steven, at home, and one daughter, Patti, Aylesford. Twobrothers Donald and Max, both of Aylesford. Three sisters Mildred (Mrs.Elwood Morse) Berwick, Jean (Mrs. John McNeill), Marjorie (Mrs. HowardBower), both of Aylesford. Funeral service was held at the GaspereauBaptist Church. Burial at Aylesford Cemetery.


Officially changes name 12 Oct 1980 from Emma Linda Jackson to Emma LindaCurtis.
Charles K Jackson (19), nephew living with family in 1920.
In 1930 he is living with wife, Margaret, in Springfield.

Need to check death certificate.

Don and Pat were in a car crash which resulted in their deaths January11, 2000.
The crash occured on highway 35 and county road 42 in Burnsville Minnesota.

Second husband was Florentine John Traxler (1900-1977)

Vital records of Barre, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849:
WINTER, Leonard Shumway, s. Dexter and Mary A., May 10, 1845.

Roger de Beaumont; Seigneur (feudal Lord) of Beaumont,Pontaudemer,Brionne and Vatteville, Normandy; married Adeline, sister ofHugh Countof Meulan and daughter by his 1st wife of Waleran CountofMeulan.[Burke's Peerage]


The well-known Roger de Beaumont held Sturminster Marshal, Dorset, in1086; it descended to the counts of Meulan through Roger's eldest son,Robert count of Meulan. That Roger took his name from Beaumont is a partofthe general history of Normandy. It follows that Roger's descendants,the counts of Meulan, the Earls of Leicester, and the Earls of Warwick,all derive from Beaumont-le-Roger. [The Origins of Some Anglo-NormanFamilies]

Roger was one of the most powerful noblemen of his era. He furnishedsixty warships for William the Conqueror's invasion fleet, but remainedbehind to govern Normandy in William's absence. In later life, he becamea monk.

We have a discrepancy on the birth date. On Tree # 273 it shows 1598. Thesource stating 1585 is Church of Later Day Saints AFN:8P1S-L7. It is myopinion that his birth date is 1585, which supports the comment of hisbeing excused from service because of age. He would have been 47 when hearrived here. This makes him 37 at time of marriage and 16 years olderthan Abigail, which is not uncommon.
I don't feel this gives him time to have a son John b1598, but it is possible he could have had a previous marriage.

John Benjamin and family are identified on passenger list of the LYON as well as his brother Richard.

For those of you who have access to highly recommend you read the excerpt for "Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-35" This article is tremendous, it addresses all the events in his life since his arrival and those of his children. It is also referenced in a book "Benjamins in America". I haven't seen that book as of yet. There is far too much information for me to relate on this family page.

In "The Complete Book of Immigrants" 1607-1660, it lists the names of men transported from London to New England to the plantations, and per certificate from Captain Mason on 6/22/1632 (date of embarkation) "have taken the oath of allegiance". Among those listed are John Benjamin and Richard Benjamin (note the spelling is Benjamin not Benjamin) (PRO E157/16).

It is thought that his great friendship with John Winthrop was the reason he came to America. Also 2 of Abigail's brothers were here.

Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1104-5 April 1168), also knownas Robert "Le Bossu" (meaning "Robert the Uneven" in French), was anEnglish nobleman of French ancestry. He was the son of Robert deBeaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and the twin brother of Waleran deBeaumont.

The two brothers, Robert and Waleran, were adopted into the royal household shortly after their father's death (upon which instance Robert inherited all of his father's hereditary titles, chiefly Earl of Leicester). They accompanied King Henry I among various missions, firstly to Normandy, then to meet with Pope Callixtus II in 1119. In 1135, the two twins were present at King Henry's deathbed; the monarch's death led to The Anarchy (under the weak rule of King Stephen), and Robert eventually captured his rival, Roger de Tosny. In June of 1139, the inseparable brothers led the actions against Roger of Salisbury (the Bishop of Salisbury) and Alexander (the Bishop of Lincoln); the former was killed in December of that year, while the latter survived for eight more years.

King Stephen had taken the two brothers as his personal advisors; the two brothers remained in his confidence for several decades. However, after Stephen's compromise with his wife, Matilda (wherein Henry, Matilda's son from a previous marriage, would succeed Stephen as king), the twins provided Henry, soon to be crowned Henry II of England, with "means for his struggle." Thereafter, the brothers were in the new monarch's confidence, as evidenced by Robert's appointment as chief justiciar and as a hereditary steward; eventually, he bought out Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk (another noble who enjoyed the confidence of the crown) and is considered the first Lord High Steward of England. Robert enjoyed a high status in Henry's court, even acting as head of the kingdom (in a vice-regal capacity) for a time. His name appeared at the top of the Constitutions of Clarendon, and he was present at the Council of Northampton.

He married Amice de Montfort, and they had four children:
1. Hawise, who married William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester;
2. Robert, who became 3rd Earl of Leicester;
3. Isabel, who married Simon Saint-Lis, 2nd Earl of Northampton;
4. Margaret, who married Ralph V de Tosny

SIR JOHN GIFFARD, of Brimpsfield, Badgeworth, Stonehouse, Stoke Gifford,and Rockhampton, co. Gloucester, Elston, Orcheston St.George,Sherrington, Ashton, and Broughton Gifford, Wilts, son and heir ofSir Elis GIFFARD, of Brimpsfield, &c. (who died shortly before 2 May1248)(c1), by his 2nd wife, Alice, sister of Sir John MAUTRAVERS, ofLytchet Matravers, Dorset (a). He was aged 16, or 16 and more, at hisfather's death (b1). With several other barons, he seized the Bishop ofHereford,11 June 1263, and took him to Eardisley Castle. On 18 Augustfollowing, he was among those who made a treaty with Edward, the King'sson. He had just been appointed, 7 August, by the advice of the Magnatesof the Council, Keeper of the castle of St. Briavel and the forest ofDean, during pleasure, and he was pardoned, 18 September following, forall trespasses committed by reason of non-observance of the Provisions ofOxford. He was appointed joint Keeper of the counties ofGloucester,Worcester, and Hereford, 24 December 1263. In 1264 he belongedto the baronial party, and in April, being in command at Kenilworth, hesurprised and destroyed Warwick Castle, taking the Earl and Countessprisoners. On 14 May following he was at the battle of Lewes, where hewas taken prisoner early in the day, but he had already capturedWilliamla Zuche. He was one of those prohibited, 16 February 1264/5, fromtaking part in the tournament at Dunstaple, and ordered to attend aCouncil on the morrow of Ash Wednesday [19 February] following. Hechanged sides together with the Earl of Gloucester and others, and was inthe King's army at the battle of Evesham, 4 August 1265. In considerationof his services at this battle, he was pardoned, 9 Oct. 1265, for havingadhered to Simon de Montfort at the battle of Lewes, and for all othertrespasses committed up to the said 9 October. He was one of thecommissioners empowered, 24 April 1274, to make a truce at the ford ofMontgomery, in a month from Easter [29 April], between Llewelyn abGruffyd, Prince of Wales, and Humphrey de Bohun of Brecknock. On 6November 1281 he had licence to hunt wolves, with his own hounds,throughout all the King's forests in England. He was appointed Keeper ofthe castle of Llandovery, co. Carmarthen, 9 April 1282, and of that ofBuilth, co. Brecknock, 14 October following, both during pleasure. On 18November 1283 the King granted him, in fee, the commote of Is-cennen, co.Carmarthen, to hold by the service of a knight's fee: and, on 8 February1289/90, the castle of Dynevor in that county, for life, as a refuge forhimself and his men: he was ordered to deliver this castle to Walter dePederton, 29 July 1297.He was present at the assemblies held at Berwickin October and November1297, to discuss the various claims to the Crownof Scotland. He was Captain of Podensac in Gascony, which town hesurrendered to the French, in 1294/5. He was summoned for MilitaryService from 18 July 1257 to 7May 1299, to attend the K ing atShrewsbury, 28 June 1283, to attend theKing at Salisbury, 26 January1296/7, to a Military Council, 20 August 1297, and to Parliament from 24June 1295. to 10 April 1299, by writs directed Johanni Giffard, orGyffard, occasionally with the addition de Brimmesfeld', whereby he isheld to have become LORD GIFFARD.

He was affianced, at the age of 4 years, to Aubrey DE CAUMVILLE (who was about the same age), but he did not marry her (b2). He married, 1stly,Maud [c2], widow of Sir William LUNGESPEE, of Amesbury, Aldbourne, and Trowbridge, Wilts, Canford, Dorset, Bicester, Oxon; Brattleby, co.,Lincoln, &c. (who died between 23 December 1256 and 3 January 1256/7], and daughter and heir of Sir Walter DE CLIFFORD, of Clifford co.Hereford, Cortham, Salop, &c., by Margaret, daughter of Llewelyn abI ORWERTH, PRINCE OF NORTH WALES. She, who was living 1 December 1281,died s.p.m., not long afterwards. He married, 2ndly, in 1286, Margaret,widow of Sir John DE NEVILLE, of Hallingbury, Wethersfield, Great Totham, Great Wakering and Langharn, Essex, Alphington, Devon, &c. who died shortly before 20 May 1282. He died at Boyton, Wilts, 29 May, and was buried 11 June 1299 in Malmesbury Abbey. His widow's dower was ordered to be assigned, 1 August 1299, and on 5 August she was assigned the manors of Stonehouse, Stoke Gifford, Elston, and Broughton Gifford. She died shortly before 13 December 1338. [Complete Peerage V:639-44, (transcribedby Dave Utzinger)]

(c1) In 1221 this Elis stated that "Osbertus Giffard, antecessor suus quivenit ad conquestum Angl' tenuit manerium de Bimesfeld' . . . et post eumElias flius suus . . . et post eum Elias filius illius Elie et patersuus." At least one generation is here omitted. The Elis living in 1221 was son and heir of Elis III, by Maud, daughter of Morice fitz Robertfitz Hardinge, of Berkeley: which Elis III owed 100 marks 'pro fine terresue' in 1166 and died before Michaelmas 1190, when William le Mareschalowed 140 marks for the custody of the lands of Elis Giffard. Elis III wasson and heir of Elis II (who became a monk in Gloucester Abbey), by Berta(living 1167), sister of Walter de Clifford, of Clifford and Glasbury,and daughter of Richard fitz Ponce. In 1130 Elis II rendered account of100 marks of silver for the relief of his father's lands, being son and heir of Elis I, by Ala, his wife. Before 1096 Elis I had succeeded his father Osbern Giffard, the Domesday tenant of Brimpsfield, Stoke, Rockhampton, Elston, Orcheston, etc.

(a) John Mautravers gave the manor of Ashton and the advows on of thechurch of Saint Peter at Codford, Wilts, to Elis Giffard in free marriage with Alice his sister, to hold to them and their heirs of their bodies, by the service of a knight's fee.

(b1) "Elias Giffard". He held the manor of Winterburne (now Elston), ofthe King in chief, as the head of his barony; the manor of Sherringtonpertaining to that barony; and that of Ashton, held of John Mautravers in free marriage. Heir [name cut away] his son aged 16 [rest cut away]. Theproof of age of this heir, John Giffard, is undated and defective, but it states that he was born on the day of St. Wulstan (19 Jan).

(b2) So the proof of age mentioned above. She was probably the Aubrey deCanville, a nun of Polesworth, who was elected Abbess in Dec 1276 or inthe following month. The marriage was contracted at Arrow, co. Warwick,and she must have been a daughter of Thomas de Camville, of Arrow, and a descendant of Aubrey Marmion, Lady of Arrow, wife of William deCaumville.

[c2] Maud Lungespee notified the King that John Giffard had abducted her from her manor of Canford, Dorset, and taken her against her will to his castle of Brimpsfield, and there detained her. John appeared before the King, and professed himself ready to prove that he did not abduct her against her will, and offered a fine of 300 marks for the marriage already contracted, as it was said, between them, provided she made no further complaint against him. On 10 March 1270/1 the King ordained thatif she were not content, the said fine should be void, and John should stand his trial at a month from Easter. And as she was too unwell toappear before the King, commissioners were sent to inquire into the truth of the matter, and to certify the King thereof. John and Maud, and her Ist husband, William Lungespee, were all descended from Richard fitzPonce. Why John Giffard should have referred to himself as being of therace of Le Lungespee as in the proof of age mentioned above he is said to have done-is not explicable; unless, indeed, the so briquet was derived from the family of Clifford.

Eric Karl Schultz, 30, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Mercy MedicalCenter, Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness. Services: 10 a.mSaturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. WayneSchroeder. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Friendsmay call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Turner Chapel West, Cedar Rapids, andafter 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Pat of Ely; a sister, Sonja Hadenfeldt and husband Kevin of Fairfax; a nephew, Dylan Hadenfeldt, and niece, Teal Hadenfeldt, both of Fairfax; grandparents, Rhoda Schultz of Cedar Rapids and Raymer and Pauline Engel of Ely; two aunts, Pamela Gould and husband Al of Cedar Rapids and Susan Engel of Ely; three uncles, Gerald Schultz and wife Jean of Lincoln, Neb., George Engel and wife Pat and Edward Engel and wife Marsha, all of Ely; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Schultz.
Eric was born Feb. 18, 1968, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Richard Schultz and Pat Engel Schultz. He graduated from Prairie High School of Cedar Rapids and Amtech Institute of Wichita, Kan. He worked for Torrance Electric as an electronic technician. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, 4 June 1998

Possibly born, 7 Feb 1965 in Scott County to Michael Glen Nelson andCarol Jean Fuller

On May 5, 1938, the death of Ella May Lutz, of Lake George, occurred verysuddenly at the age of 74 years. Being troubled with rheumatism for thegreater part of her life, the deceased was one who had borne greatsuffering, and although confined to her bed for the last few weeks, theend came unexpectedly. Mrs. Lutz was a kind and loving mother. Of a trueChristian spirit and with her sympathetic and understanding ways, she wasloved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
She leaves to mourn their loss, Her husband, William E. Lutz, four sons and three daughters: George, Nicholsville; Roy and Lloyd, Lake Paul; Manford, Auburn; (Laura) Mrs. R. E. Joudrey, (Norma) Mrs. H. M. Joudrey, both of Lake Paul and (Ethel) Mrs. J. E. Joudrey, Lake George, by whom the deceased had been tenderly cared for, and with whom both her and her husband had resided the past five years. Also surviving is one brother, William Crocker of Millville; forty-two grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, May 6, at Lake George and were largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. A. G. Pentz, Aylesford, with interment in the family lot at Morristown. The pall-bearers were four sons: George, Roy, Lloyd and Manford

FLORENCE - A private service will be held later for Delbert "Dean" VanSelus of Florence, who died Dec. 23 at age 78. The family chose not tolist the cause of death.
Van Selus was born Aug. 29, 1927, Albert Lea Albert Lea, to Albert and Cecile Baker Van Selus.
He graduated from Triangle Lake High School and served in the Navy. He worked in construction until he retired. Van Selus enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a longtime member of the Florence Elks lodge, serving as exalted ruler in 1976-77.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two sons, Larry Van Selus of Sequim, Wash., and Dan Poen of Florence; two daughters, Julie Steele of Hillsboro and Diane of Arizona; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A grandson, Jason Poen, died previously.
Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

She married second Albert Carter.

From Wikipedia

Hugh of Vermandois (1053 - October 18, 1101), was son to King Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev, and the younger brother of King Philip I of France. He was in his own right Count of Vermandois. He married Adela of Vermandois, the daughter of Heribert IV, Count of Valois and Adela de Vexin. William of Tyre called him "Hugh Magnus", Hugh the Great, but he was an ineffectual leader and soldier, great only in his boasting.

In early 1096 Hugh and Philip began discussing the First Crusade after news of the Council of Clermont reached them in Paris. Although Philip could not participate, as he had been excommunicated, Hugh was said to have been influenced to join the Crusade after an eclipse of the moon on February 11, 1096.

That summer Hugh's army left France for Italy, where they would cross the Adriatic Sea into territory of the Byzantine Empire, unlike the other Crusader armies who were travelling by land. On the way, many of the soldiers led by fellow Crusader Emich of Leiningen joined Hugh's army after Emich was defeated by the Hungarians, whose land he had been pillaging. Hugh crossed the Adriatic from Bari in southern Italy, but many of his ships were destroyed in a storm off the Byzantine port of Dyrrhachium. Hugh and most of his army was rescued and escorted to Constantinople, where they arrived in November of 1096. Prior to his arrival, Hugh sent an arrogant, insulting letter to Emperor Alexius I, demanding that Alexius meet with him: "Know, O King, that I am King of Kings, and superior to all, who are under the sky. You are now permitted to greet me, on my arrival, and to receive me with magnificence, as befits my nobility." Alexius was already wary of the armies about to arrive, after the unruly mob led by Peter the Hermit had passed through earlier in the year. Alexius kept Hugh in custody in a monastery until Hugh swore an oath of vassalage to him.

After the Crusaders had successfully made their way across Seljuk territory and, in 1098, captured Antioch, Hugh was sent back to Constantinople to appeal for reinforcements from Alexius. Alexius was uninterested, however, and Hugh, instead of returning to Antioch to help plan the siege of Jerusalem, went back to France. There he was scorned for not having fulfilled his vow as a Crusader to complete a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Pope Paschal II threatened to excommunicate him. He joined the minor Crusade of 1101, but was wounded in battle with the Turks at Heraclea in June, and died of his wounds in October in Tarsus.

By his wife, Adele of Vermandois, Hugh had seven children:
1. Count Raoul I of Vermandois
2. Simon, Bishop of Noyon
3. Isabella de Vermandois, married (1) Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester; (2) William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey
4. Matilde de Vermandois, married Raoul I of Beaugency
5. Constance de Vermandois, married Godefroy de la Ferte-Gaucher
6. Agnes de Vermandois, married Bonifacio, Marchese del Vasto
7. Beatrix de Vermandois, married Hugh III of Gournay-en-Bray

Henry I (French: Henri Ier) (May 4, 1008-August 4, 1060) was King ofFrance from 1031 to 1060.

A member of the Capetian Dynasty, Henri was born in Reims, France, the son of King Robert II (972-1031) and Constance d'Arles (973-1032). He was crowned King of France at the Cathedral in Reims on May 14, 1027.

The reign of Henri I, like those of his predecessors, was marked by territorial struggles, including joining his brother Robert in a revolt against his father. In a strategic move, Henri came to the rescue of his very young nephew-in-law, the newly appointed Duke William of Normandy, (who would go on to become William the Conqueror), to suppress a revolt by William's vassals. In 1047 Henri secured the dukedom for William in their decisive victory over the vassals at a battle near Caen.

A few years later, when William, who was cousin to king Edward the Confessor of England, married the daughter of the count of Flanders, King Henri I feared William's potential power. In 1054 and again in 1058 Henri went to war to try to conquer Normandy from William, but on both occasions he was defeated. Despite his efforts, Henri's thirty-year reign saw feudal power in France reach its pinnacle.

King Henri I died on August 4, 1060 in Vitry-en-Brie, France, and was interred in Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded by his son, Philippe I, who was 7 at the time of his death; for six years Henri's queen, Anne of Kiev, ruled as regent.

He was also duke of Burgundy from 1016 to 1032, when he abdicated the duchy to his brother Robert Capet.

* 1) In 1043: Mathilde de Frise
* 2) On May 19, 1051: Princess Anne of Kiev, (1024-1075)
o 1) Philippe I (May 23, 1052-July 30, 1108)
o 2) Hugues le Grand (1057-1102)
o 3) Robert (c. 1055-c.1060)
o 4) Emma (dates unknown)

Sir Ralph de Neville was born in Raby Castle, County Durham, England, andwas created 1st Earl of Westmoreland in 1397. A Knight of the Garter, andsupporter of King Henry IV of England, he was the son of John de Nevilleand Maud Percy. His first wife (1382) was Margaret Stafford, daughter ofSir Hugh Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp. On November 29, 1396, hemarried as his second wife Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, Dukeof Lancaster (the son of Edward III) and Katherine de Roet (better knownas Katherine Swynford). Ralph de Neville and Joan Beaufort had at leastten children, including:
* Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury
* Cecily Neville (1415 - 1495) ("Proud Cis"), who married Richard, Duke of York (1411 - 1460), and produced Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England
* Anne Neville (?1411-1480), who married Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, a descendant of Thomas of Woodstock.
* Lady Eleanor Neville (c. 1404 - 1472) who married Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland.
* Lady Katherine Neville who married John Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

Check obit for Elizabeth Koch from Boonville Standard 11-23-1934.

Boonville Standard, 10 January 1905:
On Tuesday, January 3rd, the death angel swept through our midst and claimed for it's victim Michael Koch, age 66 years, 11 months and 9 days. His remains were taken to the Lutheran cemetery for internment. He leaves a wife and three children and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Never married

Of East Shefford and Besselsleigh parishes, Berkshire, England; gggrandfather of William and Michael Fettiplace who came to VA on the ship"John and Frances", arriving in Jamestown on 2 Jan 1608.

Never married

Funeral services for Noland E. (Jack) Cate were held at the TrinityLutheran Church in Faribault on Sept. 9, with the Rev. James R. Foley,assistant pastor of the church, officiating. The children of TrinityLutheran School sang the hymn "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and thecongregation sang "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less," accompanied byCharles Rowland the church organist. Pallbearers were Art Johnson, andHarry Birk of Warsaw, Art Marsh of Morristown, Chuck Stam of Dennison,Lute Remington of Kilkenyy, and Octave Stone of Faribault. Interment wasmade in the family lot in the Warsaw Cemetery in Warsaw. Relatives andfriends attending the services from away were from Ada, Okla.; Bisbee,Ariz., Kenosha, Wis., Las Vega, Nev., Lonsdale, Lakeville, Rochester,Wykoff, Stewartville, Cambridge, Chatfield, Medford, Dundas, Minneapolis,Prior Lake, Farmington, Mizoah, Kenyon, Northfield, Glenville and Austin.Noland E. Cate, the son of Joseph E. and Bertha Rockwell Cate, was bornat Faribault on July 13, 1902. He attended the schools of Faribault andgrew to young manhood. At the age of 16 he purchased his first farm andstarted his livestock dealership which was located on Hulett Ave. He wasunited in marriage to Charlotte S. Bitker of Faribault at TrinityLutheran Church on Nov. 25, 1925 by Pastor Henry Schulz. Mr. and Mrs.Cate lived in the Faribault area until four years ago when they moved toWarsaw where they have since made their home. Mr. Cate passed away at theRice County District One Hospital in Faribault on Sept. 6, following anextended illness. He is survived by his widow, Charlotte; by five sons,Louis (Bud), Joseph and James Cate of Oklahoma, Noland (Dick) Cate ofKenosha, Wis. and Allen Cate of Bisbee, Ariz.; by four daughters, Mrs.Eugene Thielbar (Delores) of Lonsdale, Mrs. JoAnn Willing and Mrs. ArleneCate both of Faribault, and Mrs. Clarence Jackson (Evelyn) Lakeville; by29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; by two brothers, Walterand Dewey Cate of Faribault; by sister, Mrs. Pearl Fellows of Rochester,by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sophie Bitker of Warsaw, by nieces, nephewsand other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, twograndsons, three brothers, George, Joseph and Earl. Mr. Cate was alongtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Faribault.
Faribault Daily News, 23 September 1971

Baron Beauchamp of Bletso was a title in the Peerage of England, createdby writ when Roger de Beauchamp (died 1379/1380), son of Giles deBeauchamp and Catherine de Bures, was summoned to Parliament as the 1stBaron Beauchamp of Bletso from 1363 to 1379.
His son by his marriage to Sybil de Patshull, another Roger Beauchamp (died 1373/1374), d.v.p. was not summoned to parliament. He married, secondly, Joan Clopton, daughter of Sir Walter Clopton.[1] He was the father of Sir Roger Beauchamp (baptised 14 August 1362 at Bletso, died on 13 May 1406), who owned manors in Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, Spelsbury, Oxfordshire and Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, and was knighted before 18 February 1393. He was Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire in 1399.
The son of Sir Roger Beauchamp (1362-1406) and his wife Mary was John Beauchamp of Bletso, born before 1396, who died in April 1412. He married, firstly, in January 1405/1406, Margaret Holand, daughter of Sir John Holand, and secondly, after 1406, Edith Stourton, daughter of Sir John Stourton, Sheriff of Dorset and Somerset, and Catherine Beaumont, daughter of Henry Beaumont, 3rd Baron Beaumont and Lady Margaret de Vere.[2]
With Edith Stourton, John Beauchamp had two children, another John Beauchamp (born about 1410, died in childhood) and Margaret Beauchamp, the family's ultimate heiress, who was born in 1406 and died on 8 August 1482. After the death of her first husband, Sir Oliver St John (died 1437), she married John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404-1444).[3] Margaret Beauchamp's great-great-great-grandson by her first marriage was created Baron St John of Bletso in 1582.

Possible parentage was Benjamin Pierce (Benjamin Pearce) and AbigailBuffum of Smithfield, RI.
Abigail Buffum, born March 22, 1760 in Smithfield, RI; died November 11, 1824; married Benjamin Pearce October 05, 1780.

Count of Provence at Arles 949 & at Avignon 935; son of Rotbauds, ABurgundian Seigneur, and a dau of Boso II, Count of Arles & Avignon; m.Constance of Vienne; father of William I, Count of Provence at Arles; d.965/7. [Charlemagne & Others, Chart 3318, 3332]

Schenectady - Jolie D. Gray, 54, of Schenectady passed away peacefullyThursday morning at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady.
Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of Rev. Adrian and Blanche (nee: Christman) Gray. She attended college at SUNY Utica, and went on to receive a masterʼs degree. Ms. Gray was a very spiritual person. In her free time, Jolie enjoyed riding motorcycles, hiking, and reading a good book. She was also an art enthusiast.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Gray is survived by her daughter, Natalie Shoemaker; three brothers, Adrian Gray Jr., Hugh Gray, and Matt Gray; a sister, Nancy Blair; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 28th, at 12 p.m. at The First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jolieʼs name to a charity of oneʼs choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to The White Funeral Home.
The Daily Gazette, 27 July 2012

Biological father is Joseph Leonard Parrnelli

Willis Elery was born on 2 Oct 1856 in East Aurora, New York; died inHighland County, Ohio on 11 Jul 1930 at the age of 73. Buried in MarshallMethodist Cem., Highland County, Ohio. Occupation: Oil Driller &Contractor.

From Wikipedia

Constance of Arles (973 - July 25, 1034) was the third wife and queen of King Robert II of France. She was the daughter of Count Guilhem II of Provence and Adelais of Anjou, and the sister of Count Guilhem III of Provence.

In 1003 she was married to King Robert, after his divorce from his second wife. The marriage was stormy; the family of Robert's second queen, Bertha, opposed her, and Constance was despised for importing her Provençal kinfolk. Robert's friend, Hugh of Beauvais, tried to convince the king to repudiate her in 1007. Constance's response was to have Beauvais murdered by the knights of her kinsman, Fulk Nerra. In 1010 Robert even went to Rome, accompanied by his former wife Bertha, to seek permission to divorce Constance and remarry Bertha. Constance encouraged her sons to revolt against their father, and then favored her younger son, Robert, over her elder son, Henri.

During the famous trial of Herefast de Crepon (who was alleged to be involved with the Cathars) in 1022, the crowd outside the church in Orleans became so unruly that, according to Moore:

"At the king's command, Queen Constance stood before the doors of the Church, to prevent the common people from killing them inside the Church, and they were expelled from the bosom of the Church. As they were being driven out, the queen struck out the eye of Stephen, who had once been her confessor, with the staff which she carried in her hand."

The symbolism, or reality, of putting an eye out is used often in medieval accounts to show the ultimate sin of breaking of one's oath, whether it be heresy, or treason to ones lordship, or in this case both. Stephen's eye was put out by the hand of a Queen wielding a staff (royal scepters were usually tipped with a cross) thus symbolically providing justice for the treasoned lord on earth and in heaven.

Constance and Robert had seven children:
1. Advisa, Countess of Auxerre, (c.1003-after 1063), married Count Renaud I of Nevers
2. Hugh Magnus, co-king (1007-September 17, 1025)
3. Henri (May 4, 1008-August 4, 1060)
4. Adela, Countess of Contenance (1009-June 5, 1063), married (1) Duke Richard III of Normandy (2) Count Baldwin V of Flanders
5. Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011-March 21, 1076)
6. Eudes (1013-1056)
7. Constance (1014-unknown), married Manasses de Dammartin

At Constance's urging, her eldest son Hugh Magnus was crowned co-king alongside his father in 1017. Hugh Magnus demanded his parents share power with him, and rebelled against his father in 1025. He died suddenly later that year, an exile and a fugitive. Robert and Constance quarelled over which of their surviving sons should inherit the throne; Robert favored their second son Henri, while Constance favored their third son, Robert. Despite his mother's protests, Henry was crowned in 1027. Fulbert, Bishop of Chartres, wrote a letter claiming that he was "frightened away" from the consecration of Henry "by the savagery of his mother, who is quite trustworthy when she promises evil."

Constance encouraged her sons to rebel, and Henri and Robert began attacking and pillaging the towns and castles belonging to their father. Robert attacked Burgundy, the duchy he had been promised but had never received, and Henry seized Dreux. At last King Robert agreed to their demands and peace was made which lasted until the king's death.

King Robert died in 1031, and soon Constance was at odds with both her elder son, Henri, and her younger son Robert. Constance seized her dower lands and refused to surrender them. Henri fled to Normandy, where he received aid, weapons, and soldiers from his brother Robert. He returned to besiege his mother at Poissy, but Constance escaped to Pontoise. She only surrendered when Henri began the siege of Puiset and swore to slaughter all the inhabitants.

Constance died in 1034, and was buried beside her husband Robert at Saint-Denis Basilica.

Matthew Paris wrote, 'Foul as it is, hell itself is defiled by thepresence of King John', and this pretty well sums up John'sreputation--until 1944, that is. For in that year Professor Galbraithdemonstrated in a lecture to an astonished world that the chief chroniclesource for the reign of John was utterly unreliable. Since then bad KingJohn has been getting better and better, until now he is nearly wellagain, and a leading scholar in the field has seriously warned us thatthe twentieth century could well create it own John myth.

A man who can create so many myths, or rather have them created about him, is clearly outstanding in some way, but the myths hide the truth. Plainly the chroniclers who invented stories about him after his death can tell us little, and we should not take too much notice of people who condemned John for carrying out his father's (and his brother's officials'] policies and administratrive routines, nor indeed those who condemned him because of the bitter troubles that happened in the succeeding reign, troubles which were in no means entirely of John's making. Recent historians have turned to the administrative records of his reign, and found there a very different picture; but still the lingering doubts remain--were these records the result of John's skill and application or of those of his able staff?

John was a paunchy little man, five feet five inches tall, with erect head, staring eyes, flaring nostrils and thick lips set in a cruel pout, as his splendid monument at Worcester shows. He had the tempestous nature of all his family, and a driving demoniac energy: Professor Barlow says that 'he prowled around his kingdom,' which is an evocative phrase, but it would be truer to say that he raced around it. He was fastidious about his person--taking more baths than several other medieval kings put together, and owning the ultimate in luxury, for that time, a dressing-gown. He loved good food and drink, and gambled a great deal, though he usually lost--the results of his typical impatience and carelessness are recorded on his expense rolls; above all things he loved women. Some say his 'elopment' was the cause of his loss of Normandy. He was generous to the poor (for instance, he remitted to them the penalties of the forest law), and to his servants; at the least he went through the motions of being a Christian king. He was extortionate, though if one considers the terrific increase in his outgoings (a mercenary soldier cost him 200 per cent more in wages than he would have in Henry II's day) one can understand some of his actions in the field. He was deeply concerned about justice, took care to attend to court business, and listened to supplicants with sympathy; he had also an urgent desire for peace in the land, saying that his peace was to be observed 'even if we have granted it to a dog.' But for all that, he had two totally unredeeming vices; he was suspicious, and enjoyed a cloak-and-dagger atmosphere--simply he did not inspire trust in his subjects. Dr. Warren says of him with some justice that if he had lived in the twentieth centure he would have adored to run a secret police.

He was born at Oxford on Christmas Eve 1167. He was oblated for a monk at the abbey of Fontevrault at the age of one year, but was back at court by the time he was six--plainly he had no vocation, but he probably picked up at this early stage his fastidiousness and his passion for books: his library followed him wherever he went. He was his father's favourite, but he turned against the old man when his chance came, as he did against Richard (who had been very generous to his brother) when the latter was in captivity in 1193. The episode was a miserable failure, but it possibly sowed the seeds of distrust for John in England, where they began to sprout luxuriantly in 1199 when Richard died and John came to the throne.

Immeditaely the challenge came: Philip Augustus, the wily King of France, was backing John's nephew, Prince Arthur of Brittany (son of John's elder brother Geoffrey) as a contender for the throne, and England's French possessions fell prey to civil war. John found grave difficultly in dealing with the situation for a number of reasons, but in 1202 he made the remarkable coup of capturing Arthur by force-marching his troups eighty miles in forty-eight hours; but then his prosecution of the war became listless, and he lost much sympathy by his brutal murder of Arthur whilst in a drunken rage. By 1204 Normandy was lost.

The loss of Normandy seemed to wake John up, and he now deployed his every energy in building up the coastal defences of Britain, now faced with an enemy the other side of the Channel, instead of just more of her own territory. The navy was built up, and the army, and John poured a quarter of his annual revenue into defence. But he could not persuade the baronage to support him in a counterstroke to regain Normandy: the barons of the north country had never owned land in Normandy and did not see why they should pay to regain southerners's castles for them. These 'Northerners' as they called themselves, were a hive of discontent, and more was to be heard from them. Meanwhile, John sailed angrily about in the Channel, cursing ineffectually.

Other troubles were to come first, however. In 1205 the Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walker, died, and John assumed that he would have the choice of the new archbishop. However, Pope Innocent III was no man to support secular control over church appointments, and supported the right of the monks of Canterbury to select their own archbishop. For two years the storms blew betwen England and Rome, then Stephen Langton was appointed. Meanwhile John had driven the monks into exile and appropriated the revenues of the archdiocese. He had fallen out also with his half-brother, Geoffrey Archbishop or York, over tax-collection, and he too fled abroad while John collected his revenues. Four bishops joined in his fight--tension was growing to the snapping point. In 1208 the Pope put an Interdict on England, which in effect meant the clergy went on stike, or, in certain cases and areas, worked to rule. John began negotiations with Innocent, but, finding that he demanded unconditional surrender, stopped them and took over all ecclesiastical properties and incomes. He did leave the clergy sufficient to live, though barely; but he still gained a large increment to his usual finances. In November 1209 the Pope took the final step of excommjunicating the King, which, in that it made him an outlaw in Christendom, did far more damage than the Interdict.

John used his enlarged treasury to restore order in Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and to rebuild the old alliance with Otto IV of Germany and the Count of Flanders against Philip Augustus. He planned a two-pronged attack on France, to take place in 1212. But that year turned out an unlucky one for John, for the barons again refused to serve abroad, and the army he had was needed to put down a revolt in Wales; the Pope was threatening to demote him, and Philip Augustus was planning a massive invasion of England. John had to give in in one direction, for the prssure was much too great: he chose the Pope, and wisely so. He agreed to return to the status quo in the matter of church property and establishment, and to pay compensation; he further resigned his kingdom into the hands of the Pope, to receive it back in return for his homage and an annual tribute of 1,000 marks (a mark being two-thirds of a pound].

He had won a notable ally in Innocent III, who supported him faithfully throughout his troubles. Then his fleet, his own creation, had the good luck to find the French fleet at anchor and unprotected, destroyed it, and so made a French invasion impossible. On the crest of a wave, John determined to put his two-pronged invasion plan into action, but once more the northern barons refused to play, and he set off to punish them. Stephen Langton had arrived on the scene by now and managed to persuade John not to provoke the barons further.

In 1214 he finally managed to put his long cherished plan into action, but the two attacks were not properly coordinated; Otto was defeated at Bouvines, and John was deserted by his Poitevin knights.

In 1215 John faced a baronage in turmoil: they could point to the failure of his expensive schemes, he ascribed his failure to their total lack of support. The situation could not be more tense. John's nervousness can be seen in his taking of the cross, a blatant attempt to reinforce his alliance with the papacy. In April the Northerners met at Stamford; they were by now a mixture of northerners and southerners--the name was now merely a nickname--but by and large they were the younger element in the kingdom, roughnecks out for a spree. They moved south and were let into London by a faction, and received the expected encouragement from Philip Augustus in the form of siege engines brought over by one Eustace, a renegade monk turned pirate.

John offered arbitration, but the barons turned it down, and while he put his faith in an appeal to Rome, Stephen Langton, in cooperation with William Marshal and other more stable and sensible barons, were working on the Northerners' demands to incorporate them into a general charter, which would not only govern feudal relationships, but would also lay down a more general pattern of legality in government. On 15 June John fixed his seal to the draft of Magna Carta, and on 19 June attested copies were sent to all parts of the kingdom.

The King did his part thoroughly, though for how long he would have continued is another matter, but the barons continued to distrust him. They remained in arms, organising tournaments as their excuse, saying that the prize would be 'a bear a certain lady would send.' This was civil war, and John took to it with a fiendish glee. He reduced the north and the east, and was about to mop up the remainder of the opposition in London when Philip Augustus' son Louis landed in force to help the barons (May 1216). John had been riding hard for months, and was sick with dysentery after a bout of over-eating; whilst crossing the Wash, the whole of his baggage-train was lost. At Neward Castle on 18 October, he died, desiring to be buried near his patron saint Wulfstan in Worcester Cathedral.

He was by no means a good man, and his energies could well have been put to a better use, but in a different situation he might well have made a great king. His constant failure was discipline, over himself first, and others second. John reminds me of nothing so much as the type of person who is brilliant in many ways, and has many gifts, but leaves after two terms 'not suited to teaching in this type of school.' [Who's Who in the Middle Ages, John Fines, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1995]

Based on an internet record, Shanna Pitts gave birth to Destiny Ann Pittsin Arizona, The father of Destiny is Jason Fabig. Destiny was given upfor adoption.

Centerville - Vernon Bartlett, 88, of Centerville, SD, died July 11, 2005at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg, SD.
Survivors include his wife, Alyce, Centerville, SD; 2 sons, Bob (Gloria), Pierre, SD, and Jerry (Nancy), Lee's Summit, MO; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Centerville, with burial at Riverview Cemetery, rural Centerville. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Wass Funeral Home of Centerville is handling arrangements.
Argus Leader, 13 July 2005

Wayne Artman (November 24, 1936 - November 9, 2006) was an American soundengineer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category BestSound for the film The Witches of Eastwick.[1] He worked on over 130films between 1973 and 2000.

Alyce L. Bartlett was born December 29, 1921 in rural Centerville, SD toparents Robert and Kathryn (Flynn) Young. She died March 5, 2009 atDougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 87 years, 2months and 6 days.
Alyce received her education in the Centerville Public School and graduated in 1939. She married her husband Vern in 1940 and they enjoyed nearly 65 years together. They were blessed with two sons, Bob and Jerry. Alyce worked at the Centerville Bakery before joining her husband as a bookkeeper in their Standard Oil business. The couple purchased a LP gas business in the early 1960ʼs and operated it until their retirement in 1974. They enjoyed the next 27 winters in LaFeria and Pharr, Texas.
Alyce was a lifelong member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She was also an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters, and the Model Mrs. Club. Alyceʼs passions included her family, her flower garden, traveling, knitting, crocheting, and tatting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Katie and Bob, and her husband Vern.
She is survived by her two sons: Bob Bartlett and wife Gloria of Pierre, SD and Jerry Bartlett and wife Nancy of Leeʼs Summit, MO; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and sister Rosalie Waggener of Centerville, SD; and many other relatives and friends.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00AM, Monday, March 9, 2009 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Centerville, with burial at Riverview Cemetery, rural Centerville. Visitation with family present will be Sunday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Wass Funeral Home in Centerville.

Irma L. (Kapperman) Porter, 83, of Evansville, died Friday morning atDeaconess Hospital.
She retired in 1980 from Evansville Printing Corp., after 25 years as the insurance coordinator.
She was a 1933 graduate of Bosse High School and attended a monthly reunion group.
She was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ and East Side Civitan Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon S. Bastnagel of Newburgh and Beverly J. Southerland of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a son, C. Herb Porter of Newburgh; six grandchildren, Brent M. Porter, Shelley Kolb, Julie Ricketts, Jennifer Bastnagel, Stephanie Batcheler and Cara Southerland; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Charles W., died in 1987.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. Larry Miller officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Evansville Courier & Press, 2 January 1999

William Malet (flourished 1195-1215) was one of the guarantors of theMagna Carta. He was lord of Curry Malet and Shepton Malet in Somerset,and served as sheriff of that shire. The precise nature of hisrelationship to the earlier Malets is disputed.

Margaret Beauchamp, of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, Spelsbury, Oxfordshire andLydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire (1 January 1405/1406 - 8 August 1482) was thedaughter of John Beauchamp, of Bletso and Edith Stourton. She was thematernal grandmother of Henry VII.

First marriage
She firstly married around 1425 to Sir Oliver St John, of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, Spelsbury, Oxfordshire and Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, son of John St John and Elizabeth Paullet, with whom she had two sons and four daughters, all of whom survived into adulthood.
* Sir John St John, of Bletsoe (1426 - 1488), married Alice Bradshaigh, daughter of Thomas Bradshaigh, of Haigh, Lancashire.
* Oliver St John, of Lydiard Tregoze (bef. 1437 - Fuenterrab́ıa, Navarre, 10 April 1497), married Elizabeth Scrope (- 12 June 1503 - some sources say died 31 May 1503), widow of John Bigod and Henry Rochford, of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, and daughter of Henry Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton and Elizabeth le Scrope.
* Edith St John, married Sir Geoffrey Pole, of Wythurn, in Medmenham, Buckinghamshire; ob 4 Jan 1479; interred in Bisham Abbey.
* Elizabeth St John, Baroness Scrope of Bolton, married William la Zouche, 6th Baron Zouche, 7th Baron St Maur (c. 1432-1468).
* Mary St John, married Richard Frogenhall.
* Agnes St John, married David Malpas.

Second marriage
Following Sir Oliver's death in 1437, she remarried in 1439 to John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset. By this marriage she had her most famous child and became a grandmother of a King.
* Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, who married Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, and became the mother of Henry VII of England.

3rd marriage
After Somerset's death, she married a Lancastrian Knight Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles on 14 April 1447 who later became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with Lionel she had a further two children.
* John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles, who married Cecily of York the daughter of Edward IV of England.
* Cecily de Welles, she married Sir Robert Willoughby of Parham (- 1465)
Her third husband died at the Yorkist victory of the Battle of Towton while fighting on the Lancastrian side in March 1461. Widowed again for the third time she never remarried.
Titles from birth to death
* 1 January 1405/1406-c. 1425: Margaret Beauchamp of Bletso
* c. 1425-1437: Lady St John
* 1439-1443: The Countess of Somerset
* 1443-27 May 1444: The Duchess of Somerset
* 27 May 1444-14 April 1447: The Dowager Duchess of Somerset
* 14 April 1447-March 1461: The Lady Welles
* March 1461-8 August 1482: The Dowager Lady Welles

He is probably mythical so I will stop with the entry.
His parentage was suppose to be
Bran Fendigaid King of Siluria b: 20 B.C. in Trevan, Llanillid, Glamorganshire, Britain
Anna of Arimathea b: Abt 30 B.C. in Jerusalem, Judea

Nancy Cluff Siders lives in Roswell, New Mexico, the alien capitol of theworld. She has been working in the computer field for 21 years; mostlyin educational institutions both in Ohio and New Mexico. Working withher husband Bill for the last 16 years, they've kept employees happygetting their paychecks on time at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (6) aswell as for the faculty and staff at the New Mexico Military Institute(10).

Mrs. Noland (Jack) Charlotte Cate, 74, a long-time resident of Faribault,died Thursday evening, Dec. 23, in Bisbee, Ariz., while visiting her son.Funeral services will be in Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, Tuesdayat 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert E. Snyder officiating. Interment willbe in Warsaw Cemetery. Friends may call at the Parker-Kohl Funeral HomeMonday afternoon and evening and at the church for an hour before theservice. Charlotte Sophie Marie Bitker, daughter of Louis and ShopieMeyer Bitker, was born at Austin, Minn., Nov. 28, 1908. On Nov. 25, 1925,she married Noland E. Cate in Faribault. They made their home inFaribault for a number of years, moving to Warsaw in 1968. Mr. Cate diedin September 1971 and since then Mrs. Cate has continued to reside inWarsaw. She is survived by five sons, Louis (Bud) of Morristown, Josephof Stonewall, Okla., James of Morristown, Noland (Dick) of Kenosha, Wis.,and Allen of Bisbee, Ariz.; four daughters, Mrs. William (Arlene) Pfefferand Mrs. Delores Thielbar, both of Faribault, Mrs. JoAnn Verdev ofMorristown and Mrs. Evelyn Jackson of Lakeville; 30 grandchildren and 37great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Art (Edna) Marsh of Faribault.She was preceded in death by her husband, four grandsons and a brotherwho died in infancy.
Faribault Daily News, 27 December 1982

Second marriage to Banhadlwedd Verch Banadl (b. Abt 434 in Powys, Wales)
Gwawr Verch Brychan b: Abt 470 in Brycheiniog, Breconshire, Wales

Steward during the reign of King Henry II, witnessed the treaty betweenHenry II and William, King of Scotland.

Rebecca's maiden name may be "Klausmeier" as there is a sister, "MissAmelia Klausmeier", included as a survivor in the Rebecca L. Koch obit @@Browning site. Other survivors include: (sisters) Mrs. Lizzie Lettermanand Mrs. Elenore Schlensker, (brothers) Henry & Martin, 7 grandchildren

The obituary below leads me to believe that the following informations islikely true:
Eleanor Barna, b. 13 Sep 1919, d. 7 Jul 1997 in Holyoke, Hampshire, MA.
She married Michael J. Barna, b. 22 May 1922, d. 9 May 1989, Holyoke, MA.

Eleanor M. (Baker) Barna, 77, of South Hadley died Monday at Holyoke Hospital. A lifelong resident, she was a graduate of the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield. She attended the First Congregational Church, and was in its choir, Kings Daughters, and Spice Club. She was a trustee of the Gaylord Memorial Library, and a member of the South Hadley Historical Society. Her husband, Michael J. Barna, died in 1989. She leaves a son, Jeffrey R. of South Hadley. The funeral is Saturday morning at Ryder Funeral Home, with a private burial. The calling hours are Friday afternoon and evening, and memorial contributions may be made to the Gaylord Memorial Library Association, 47 College St., South Hadley, 01075.
Union-News (Springfield, MA) 9 July 1997


Michael J. Barna, 66, of 117 College St., a retired electrician for Mount Holyoke College, died on Tuesday in Holyoke Hospital.
He was also a former call fireman in Fire District 2, and was an area antique dealer.
A lifelong resident of South Hadley, he attended local schools. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was a member of First Congregational Church of South Hadley, the Mount Orthodox Masonic Lodge in West Springfield and the Scottish Rite Bodies and Melha Temple Shrine in Springfield.
He leaves his wife, the former Eleanor Baker; a son, Jeffrey R. of South Hadley; a brother, Joseph of South Hadley; three sisters, Mary Verdon of Yonkers, N.Y., Nancy Balthazar of Chicopee and Irene Tuttle of Phoenix, Ariz.
The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at Ryder Funeral Home, with burial at the convenience of the family.
Union-News (Springfield, MA) 10 May 1989

A memorial service for William S. Wright, 88, a lifelong resident ofBuffalo and Thunder Bay, Ont., and a retired independent food broker,will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Reading Room of Albright Hall atNichols School, 1250 Amherst St. A reception will follow.
Wright, who was born in Buffalo, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2003) at Mitchell Campus of the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Cheektowaga after a short illness.
He graduated from Nichols School in 1934 and was a graduate of Hobart College. He was enthusiastically committed to both institutions for all of his working years and gave countless volunteer hours, especially to Nichols School.
Wright worked on Nichols alumni relations for the school to the extent that he was considered an honorary alumnus staff member. As an innovative approach to strengthening alumni relations, he sent birthday cards to all alumni.
In 1984, he was honored with the school's Distinguished Alumni Award and cited as the "biggest benefactor to Nichols." The award was later named after him: The William S. Wright Distinguished Alumni Award.
In 1992, he was one of the first inductees into the Nichols Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wright spent his professional life in the food business, first with Henry & Henry. He later started and managed the Rich Products bakery division. In 1971, he started his own business, Wright Food Sales, 1489 Niagara St., and was an independent food broker until his retirement in 1991.
An outstanding athlete in school, he was a lifelong advocate of exercise and a supporter of youth athletic programs. He was a member of the Cherry Hill Club in Ridgeway, Ont., where he enjoyed playing golf in the summers. He also gained a reputation as tireless in his leadership of the grounds committee to upgrade and maintain the course.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lois Daly; a daughter, Darragh Karr of Lancaster; two sons, Mark D. of Phippsburg, Maine, and Jonathan R. of Ridgeway, Ont.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Buffalo News, 24 January 2003

I grew up in a small town on a big island. I've always loved beingoutside, climbing trees and swimming in the ocean waves or just simplyexploring. I got interested in photography at a young age and startedphotographing what I saw. People have always been the focus of my images.Scenery can be dramatic and beautiful, but for me if there isn't a personin the photo it's not interesting. Portraits, sports and candid momentsare what I mostly shoot.
Joy Armstrong

In 1858 and 1850 the "Watchman and Evangelist" was published atLouisville by A.F. Cox. This paper merged with the "Missouri CumberlandPresbyterian" and the new paper was called the "St. Louis Observer."
The Platte County Sentinel was established in Weston in 1861 by A. F. Cox. Cox was an extreme abolitionist and used the columns of his paper to denouce every one who differed from him on the subject of slavery. He moved his paper to Platte Cinty in March 1864 and secured the country printing but his properity was short lived. His building was burned by troops from Kansas.

LUTZ, Earle Rupert - 85, Nicholsville, Kings Co., passed away Friday,December 14, 2007, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in LakePaul, Kings Co., he was a son of the late E. Doran and Dora B. (Joudrey)Lutz. Earle worked with his father on the family farm and family saw millfor many years. He had also worked for the Department of Highways.Surviving are brothers, Vincent Lutz, Nicholsville; Reginald (Inez) Lutz,Berwick; sisters, Annie Harding, Factorydale; Beatrice (Henry) Matthews,East Dalhousie; Joyce (Donald Sanford) Gates, Millville; Mona (Reid)Gould, Nicholsville; Cheryl (Orland) Rainforth, Morristown, and numerousnieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother,Arthur Lutz, and sister, Violet Lutz. Visitation for Earle will takeplace from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900), and where the funeralservice will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 17. Pastor Kay DeanD.M. will officiate, with burial in Morristown Cemetery.
Halifax Herald 15 December 2007

He was the adopted son of George and Mary E. Mcgrain

Virginia Peters (b. abt 1921), a niece, is living with him in 1930.

Washed up housing
Don't ask, because Suzan Heglin can't tell you why, or when, she fell in love with driftwood beach huts.
"I just started taking pictures because they were cute," she said.
Before long, Heglin found she had quite the collection of photos; enough to maybe consider it an obsession.
This year, 2008, marks the second year she's self-published a calendar of driftwood beach hut photographs through the online site and she already looks to have enough photos for a 2009 version.
A description on states, "The unique calendars depict the beautiful and fanciful architecture of the huts created entirely of driftwood along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. They represent the primal longing for home and shelter, and the most romantic dreams in the most evocative places."
"At this point it's really an obsession," Heglin admits.
Suzan Heglin grew up in the Northridge-San Fernando area of California, but she has been a resident of Boulder, Colo., for the last 14 years.
Every three months or so she can be found back on Whidbey, visiting her parents, Bobbie and Howard Heglin, who have called Oak Harbor home for close to 30 years. It is then when this writer of more than 20 years migrates to becoming a driftwood hut photographer.
Heglin considers her photography of the driftwood structures as ethnography of sorts.
"I tried to find any pictures on the Web or any other way people had documented driftwood huts but I couldn't," she said.
The driftwood calendars aren't the first major publication for this veteran writer. In 2006 she published a book that had been on the back burner for 16 years, "Paula: The Lighthouse Years." The book distributed by Xlibris, is based on the true story Paula, the Estonian mail order bride of an Alaskan lighthouse keeper and their life in the 1930's.
Heglin was drawn to do her calendar by a fascination with the variety in driftwood architecture.
"Why are people compelled to build them," she wonders. "They're not functional, they can't necessarily protect you from the rain."
And they come in all shapes and sizes: some rounded, some A-frame, some rectangular and some without entrances.
"I had no idea how they intended to get in, or if they did at all," she said.
Some of the huts appear simply as piles of driftwood, others are intricate creations that obviously took a lot of time. Some are accompanied by additional driftwood creativity.
"One beach had skeletons in the trees that were made from driftwood and dressed as pirates," she said.
Heglin also studies the altars she said often reside inside the tiny huts.
"They're usually beautiful with all kinds of shells and bits of other stuff," she said. "You can't help but feel compelled to add something to it."
She has to do it quickly, however, because there's often someone waiting in the car while she quickly scans and photographs the beach.
"They don't let me wander too much," she said.
Heglin herself has never made a driftwood hut.
"I've made sand castles," she said.
An explanation for both her fascination and her lack of driftwood hut building experience could lie in where she resides.
"There's no equivalent in Colorado," she said. " But I am interested in tree houses, too."
She can, however, give you some tips on what she's observed over time.
1) The windward side of Whidbey (or any other island) is the best for hut building.
"That's where all the driftwood is," she said.
2) Certain beaches tend to stick with certain styles of design.
"The huts are always a little rounder at City Beach and more angular at Fort Casey," she said.
3) It's against driftwood hut etiquette for people to tear them down.
"That'd be horrible, but if you want to add to the structure or alter it, that's OK," she said.
Heglin has long wondered why people build the huts, but has never found any answers.
"The builders are always gone by the time I get there," she said.
The answers may be coming soon. Heglin wants to hear from people who have built driftwood huts. She wants to know why you did it, how you did it, what your structure looked like and what you used it for (shelter?).
She plans to incorporate these stories, along with her photos and poetry she writes about driftwood, into a new project.
"There's something here that's so unique and beautiful," she said. "It has to continue."
Whidby News Times, 28 March 2008

Cousin of Jeffrey

Woodrow M. "Woody" Iverson, 89, died May 21, 2005, at United Hospital inSt. Paul. The son of John and Mary (Benedict) Iverson, he was born June10, 1915, in the town of Kinnickinnic.
Rosemont Town Pages, 27 May 2005

LUTZ (Joudrey), Dora Blanche - Nicholsville, Kings Co., passed awaySaturday, January, 2, 1999, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Bornin Lake Paul, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Rupert and Laura(Lutz) Joudrey. She was a member of the Aylesford United Church. Shespent her lifetime as a homemaker and caregiver to her family. She issurvived by sons, Earle, at home; Vincent, Nicholsville; Reginald,Berwick; daughters, Annie Harding, Factorydale; Beatrice (Henry)Matthews, Dalhousie; Joyce Gates, Millville; Mona (Reid) Gould,Nicholsville; Cheryl (Orland) Rainforth, Morristown; sisters, Ruby(Cecil) Rawding, Millville; Nina (Cecil) Veinotte, Factorydale;grandchildren, Leslie Harding, Debbie Cummings, Bryon Harding, IvyPalmer, Timothy Harding, Laurie Harding, Richmond Matthews, TonyMatthews, Stephen Lutz, Bonnie Bousefield, Judi Podgurski, Randy Lutz,David Gates, Ronald Gates, Patti Gates, Danny Gould, Gary Gould, BobbyGould, Twilla Ayling, Kristal Lutz; 27 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild. She was redeceased by her husband, E. Doran Lutz;sisters, Gertrude, Marie, Annie, Ella and Bertha; brothers, Frank, Fredand Vance; daughter, Violet; son, Arthur in infancy. Visitation will takeplace 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, January 4, in the H.C. Lindsay MemorialChapel, Berwick, from where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m.Tuesday, January 5, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial in theMorristown Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to theAylesford United Church, the Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity ofyour choice.

HAMPTON - Richard Benjamin "R.B." Wampler, 7 months, infant son of RobertT. and Priscilla L. Wampler, died Saturday, Dec. 31, in the Children'sHospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk.
He was born in Norfolk.
Other survivors include his paternal grandmother, Louise Wampler of Hampton; paternal great-grandmother, Macon Trimble of Hampton; and mater nal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reed Livers Jr. of Hampton.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Aubrey J. Rosser.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 800 W. Olney Road, Norfolk 23507.
Daily Press, Newport News, 3 January 1989

Sioux Falls - Clara M. Lockwood, 98, passed away on September 3, 2008 atGood Samaritan Luther Manor in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will beginon Saturday, September 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in SiouxFalls. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Madison, SD.
Clara M. Moose was born on March 22, 1910 to Joseph and Mary (Lyons) Moose in Winfred, SD. She grew up in the Winfred area and attended Junius High School for three years and then graduated from Madison High School. Clara then attended Eastern State Teacher's College in Madison, where she attained her teaching degree. She taught school for one year at the McCloud School and three years at McGillivary School. Teaching was always very important to Clara.
On November 26, 1932, she married Harold Lockwood in Madison. After their marriage, they moved to Salem, where Harold served as Sheriff of McCook County and Clara served as Deputy Sheriff. They worked together for 30 years in the Sheriff's Office, where Clara took care of the clerical work and also prepared food for the prisoners. Harold and Clara moved to Sioux Falls after their time in Salem and lived there together until Harold passed away in 1987.
Clara was always known for being a strong-willed Irish woman and you never had to wonder what she was thinking. She adored the Chicago Cubs and also loved watching CNN. Clara was a member of Salem United Church, where she served on the Ladies Aid. Clara was also a member of the SD Peace Officer's Organization Auxiliary, the SD Republican Party, and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her grandchildren, David Lockwood, Dean Lockwood, and Rhonda Lockwood and husband, Mark Powell; her great grandchildren, Lindsey (Tony) Hauger and Samuel, Griffin, Oliver, Charles, and Oscar Lockwood-Powell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons and their wives, Ronald and Phyllis and Dean and Gail; two grandchildren, Kevin and Allison Lockwood; two great-granddaughters, Tatum and Deidre Lockwood; three brothers, Floyd, Charles, and Harlan Moose; and a sister, Leona Ayers.
Sioux Falls Area, 6 September 2008

A newspaper article, date unknown, describes the Byers Brothers FlourMill, in Camrose, Alberta, a small town south east of Edmonton. Edgar andhis brother Walter H. Byers were the proprietors of the mill.
Walter was a well known owner of Byers store in New Annan. He went west in June of 1926 to start the mill.
It is said Edgar got " lonely in new Annan, so he picked one of the pretty girls of that highly favored district, appeared suddenly at the door of a well known manse in New Brunswick and there the golden knot was tied, for better or for worse" and the happy couple went to join the brother miller and his family in this far off town. --PL

Likely ID:
Rose I. Benedict, b. abt 1897. d 1/24/1970 at Ashland, WI

Realskoleex. in Örnsköldsvik.
Completed R II at Umeå h.allm.läroverk and Påhlman Business Institute.
Officer of VoV, the latest in Lulea.

McCAMON, Mabel Bliss - 71, Coldbrook, Kings Co., passed away Tuesday,August 16, 2005, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born inColdbrook, she was a daughter of the late Robert "Ackman" and Evelyn(Illsley) Ward. She had been employed with Maritime Tel. and Tel. as anoperator and as a supervisor. She enjoyed reading, the time she spentraising her family, and especially enjoyed spending time with hergrandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by daughters,Ethelwynn (Brian) Swinamer, Mahone Bay; Ruth (Russell Roy) McCamon,Sackville; Elizabeth (nee Frezell) (Jeff) Neaves, Coldbrook; sons, Roger(Mary Bond), New Minas; Greg, Cole Harbour; Jamie (Jean), North Alton;sister, Charlotte (John) Legge, Centreville; brother, Fletcher (Marion)Ward, Coldbrook; grandchildren, Melissa A., Jody, Ryan, Robbie, Aimee,Krista, Diana, Melissa J., Trevor, Lucas, Quinton, Makaila, Kaitlyn;great-grandchildren, Avery and Hanna; several nieces and nephews. She waspredeceased by her first husband, Peter McCamon; her common-law husband,Sutton Frezell; sister, Manetta; infant sister, Rose; brother, Avery, andgrandson, Kevin. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today inWhite Family Funeral Home, Kentville, cremation to follow. A funeralservice will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 19, in White Family FuneralHome, Kentville, Licentiate Virginia DeAdder officiating. Burial willtake place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only byrequest. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society,Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses or The Children's WishFoundation of Canada. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to WhiteFamily Funeral Home, Kentville.
Halifax Herald, 18 August 2005

Chad R. Soderstrom, Dent, Minn.
Chad Randall Soderstrom, 29, Dent, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, in his home.
Mr. Soderstrom was born Nov. 19, 1972, in Fargo. In 1977, he moved with his family to Dent, where he attended elementary school. He graduated from high school in Perham, Minn., in 1991. He attended Northwest Technical College, Staples, Minn., and Brainerd, Minn., from 1991 to 1993, majoring in radio broadcasting. He then returned to Dent.
He is survived by his parents, Don and Barb Soderstrom, Dent; a sister, Trish (Ryan) Magee, Kenai, Alaska; and his grandmother, Liz Soderstrom, Dent.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 1 in Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham.
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dent.

Stundent at Umeå 1936.
Traine and worked as policeman in 1943 and 1944.
After 1944 county fiscal agent.
Participated voluntarily in the Finnish-Russian War of Sergeant: Award medal with swords and buckles and bravery medal.
Knight In at. Order of the Lion of Finland, Mannerheim medal at I.
Died in an accident in 1945

From Wikipedia

Rollo (c.860 - c.932) was the Frankish-Latin name taken by (probably) Hrolf Ganger (Hrolf the Walker, Old Norse: Hrólfr Rögnvaldsson and Göngu-Hrólfr, Norwegian: Gange-Rolf). He has also been called "Rollo the Gangler" in some works, or occasionally "Robert".

Rollo was a Viking leader, probably (based on Icelandic sources) from Norway, the son of Ragnvald, Earl of Moer; sagas mention a Hrolf, son of Ragnvald jarl of Moer. However, the latinization Rollo has in no known instance been applied to a Hrolf, and in the texts which speak of him, numerous latinized Hrolfs are included. Dudo of St. Quentin (by most accounts a more reliable source, and at least more recent and living nearer the regions concerned), in his Gesta Normannorum, tells of a powerful Danish (here called Dacian which often happened in medieval sources) nobleman at loggerheads with the king of Denmark (Dacia), who then died and left his two sons, Gurim and Rollo, leaving Rollo to be expelled and Gurim killed.(1) With his followers (known as Normans, or northmen), Rollo invaded the area of northern France now known as Normandy. Wace, writing some 300 years after the event, gives a Scandinavian origin, as does the Orkneyinga Saga, Danish or Norwegian most likely.

Concluding the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte (911) with the French king Charles the Simple, Rollo pledged feudal allegiance to the king, changed his name to the Frankish version, and converted to Christianity, probably with the baptismal name Robert. In return he was granted the lower Seine area (today's upper Normandy) and the titular rulership of Normandy, centred around the city of Rouen. There exists some argument among historians as to whether Rollo was a "duke" (dux) or whether his position was equivalent to that of a "count" under Charlemagne. According to legend, when required, in conformity with general usage, to kiss the foot of King Charles, he refused to stoop to what he considered so great a degradation; yet as the homage could not be dispensed with, he ordered one of his warriors to perform it for him. The latter, as proud as his chief, instead of stooping to the royal foot, raised it so high, that the King fell to the ground.

Sometime around 927 he passed the Duchy of Normandy to his son, William Longsword. He may have lived for a few years after that, but certainly died before 933.

He was a direct ancestor of William the Conqueror. By William, he was a direct ancestor of the present-day British royal family, including Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Ragnvald Eysteinsson, The Wise (830-890) (Old Norse: Rögnvaldr Mærajarl),Earl of Sunnmøre, Nordmøre and Romsdal, was born in Maer Nord-Trøndelag,Norway and died at the Orkney Islands.

He was son of Eystein Glumra the Noisy, Earl of Oppland, and grandson of Halfdan the Old.

His second wife was Ragnhild Ragnhild Hrolfsdottir (Raghldr (Hldr) Hrolfsdóttir) daughter of Hrolfr Nefjaa. Ragnvald was the father of Hrolf Ganger, the founder of Normandy. He was also the father of Turf-Einar, the ancestor of the jarls of Orkney.

He was the direct ancestor to William I of England, Edward III of England, James I of England, and, therefore, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He is therefore the ancestor of most of the royal families of Europe.

Doran Edward Lutz, 83, of Nicholsville, died Monday in Kings RegionalRehabilitation Centre, Waterville. Born in Lake Paul, he was a son of the late George and Bertha (Barkhouse) Lutz. He worked for many years as alumberman and was also a cooper by trade. In 1944 he moved toNicholsville where he owned and operated his own farm and sawmill. For anumber o f years he acted as maintenance supervisor at the Girl GuideCamp at Hardwood Lake. He is survived by his wife, the former DoraBlanche Jodrey ; three sons, Earle, at home; Vincent, Nicholsville;Reginald, Berwick; five daughters, Annie (Mrs. Kenney Harding),Factorydale; Beatrice (Mrs. Henry Matthews) Dalhousie; Joyce Gates,Millville; Mona (Mrs. Reid Gould ), Dartmouth; Chery (Mrs. OrlandRainforth), Morristown; a sister, Elv ie, Berwick; a brother, Earland,Greenwood Square; 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He waspredeceased by a daughter, Violet; a son, Arthur; three brothers, Malby,Azie, and Berton. The body is in the H.C. L indsay Funeral Home, Berwick,where funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, R ev.Ivan Norton officiatingwith burial in Morristown Cemetery. In lieu o f flowers, donations may bemade to the Nova Scotia Lung Association, KRRC Centre or charity ofchoice.


Squire to King Edward VI, by whom he was commissioned to convey theGarter and robes of the Order to Alfonso V, King of Portugal

Thank you for your love. Mom passed away with all of us at her side,kissing her and telling her we loved her. As we held her in our arms, shelet out her last breath and slipped into heaven.
Marjorie Morgan Weatherford was a native born Californian who grew up in Hollywood, Calif., during its Golden Age. She was always quite proud to have gone to Hollywood High School with greats, such as Lana Turner.
She was the daughter of Mae and Murray Morgan, who were the first to develop the Malibu Beach Colony of California and Laguna Beach, Calif., in the 1920s, and then did relief work for the City of Los Angeles, Calif., in the 1930s.
During World War II, she supported the efforts of the Hollywood USO, where she met her husband, and then moved to La Jolla, Calif., where her family had relocated. She worked at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club where she began her lifelong love of the ocean.
After the war she moved back to Los Angeles where she and her husband, Robert Weatherford, an Academy Award-winning sound editor, raised three children.
She and her family were members of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills for many years.
Marjorie instilled a sense of wonder, adventure and responsibility in each of her children.As they grew and began their own families, she began to travel around the world.
She rafted the Colorado River and hiked in Katmandu, Nepal. She toured the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, and as well as the jungles of Panama. From Sri Lanka to the Egyptian Pyramids, she forged international friendships and acted as a one-woman ambassador from Hollywood, sharing 'behind the scenes' tales of movies and movie stars.
As she grew older, she devoted her considerable talent and knowledge to the Hollywood Heritage, a nonprofit organization working to help preserve and promote the Lasky-De Mille Barn where much of Hollywood movie making began.
She also inspired a host of younger volunteers with her almost encyclopedic knowledge of Classic Hollywood. She owned property near the American Film Institute which was used as a location in numerous films, such as "LA Confidential," "Ed Wood" and "Panic."
She moved to Cambria to be near her grown children and grandchildren. She continued to regale tourists with tales of the connection between Hearst Castle and classic Hollywood.
Marge lived her life with a sense of wonder, expectation, fearlessness and honesty. She will be missed by her many friends and family. She was a Hollywood Classic.
She is survived by her three children Wendy (Chris Thieme) Weatherford, Bob (Sallie)Weatherford, Ann (Douglass Darling) Weatherford; grandchildren Ben and Sam Barnitz, Morgan and Evan Weatherford, and Kate and Peter Darling.
The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, 19 July 2007

BERLIN - Helen H. (Whitney) Clark, 89, of 64 Peach Hill Road, formerly ofNorth Fort Myers, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 28, in Marlboro Hospitalafter being stricken ill at home.
Her husband, Raymond C. Clark, died last year. She leaves a son, Dean W. Clark of Berlin, with whom she lived; a sister, Dorothy Bevins of Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces. A son, Donald Clark of West Brookfield, died many years ago. She was born in Shrewsbury, daughter of Harvey and Alice (Walker) Whitney, and lived many years in Florida and Ohio before moving here six weeks ago. She graduated from Ohio State University.
She was a member of the Women's Ministry Club and Faith Assembly of God Church, both in North Fort Myers. She enjoyed sewing.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Clinton Assembly of God Church, 445 Berlin St., Clinton. There are no calling hours. Burial of ashes will be in Fort Myers at a later date. Donations may be made to Benevolent Fund, Clinton Assembly of God Church, 445 Berlin St., Clinton, MA 01510. Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, is directing arrangements.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 31 October 1999

Reck, Ida L. (Nee Thomas) Friday, July 6, 2001, age 96. Preceded in deathby her husband George. Survived by son Donald (Janice) Reck. Grandmotherof Christopher (Melissa) Reck and Timothy Reck. Great-grandmother ofSean, Colin, and Hannah Reck. Sister of Eva Wessels. Also loved bynumerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial serviceFRIENDSHIP VILLAGE CHAPEL 7300 W. Dean Rd. Wednesday July 11, 2 PM. Idawas a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church Golden Rule #194O.E.S. and National Association of Women Accountants.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 July 2001

Possible id:
Edvin Sigfrid Jönsson, b. 1/11/1903 at Skurup, Malmöhus län, Skåne, d. 7/15/1978 at Trefaldighet, Kristianstad

Philippa of Hainault (~1314 - August 15, 1369) was the Queen consort ofEdward III of England.

Philippa was born in Valenciennes (then in Flanders, now France) and was the daughter of William III, Count of Hainaut and Jeanne de Valois, the grandaughter of Philip III of France. She married Edward at York Minster, on October, 1327, nine months after his accession to the English throne and, unlike many of her predecessors, she did not alienate the English people by retaining her foreign retinue upon her marriage or bringing large numbers of foreigners to the English court.

Philippa accompanied Edward on his expeditions to Scotland (1333) and Flanders (1338-40), where she won acclaim for her gentleness and compassion. She is also remembered by history as the tender-hearted woman, who interceded with her husband and persuaded him to spare the lives of the Burghers of Calais whom he had planned to execute as an example to the townspeople.

Philippa and Edward had thirteen children, including five sons who lived into adulthood and whose rivalry would eventually bring about the long-running civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses.

From her facebook page:
I have 2 daughters...11years apart (2 marriages), a grandaughter I adore (2yrs)

Edward III (13 November 1312 - 21 June 1377) was one of the mostsuccessful English kings of medieval times. His fifty-year reign beganwhen his father Edward II of England was deposed on 25 January 1327, andlasted until 1377. Among his immediate predecessors, only Henry III ruledas long, and it would be over 400 years before another monarch wouldoccupy the throne for that duration. Edward's reign was marked by anexpansion of English territory through wars in Scotland and France.Edward's parentage and his prodigious offspring provided the basis fortwo lengthy and significant events in British and European history, theHundred Years' War and the Wars of the Roses, respectively.

Early life
Edward, the son of Edward II of England and Isabella of France, daughter of King Philip the Fair, was born in Windsor Castle. In 1320, he was created Earl of Chester. In 1325, his father ceded the Duchy of Aquitaine to him, and the young Edward was sent to France along with his mother to meet his uncle, the French King Charles IV.

Upon their return from France, the powerful Queen and her lover, Roger Mortimer, forced the weak and unpopular Edward II to abdicate, installing Edward III as king in 1327.

Edward II was subsequently murdered, and Isabella and Roger Mortimer effectively ruled England during the young king's first few years on the throne.

Early reign
Edward III was crowned on January 25, 1327, at the age of 14, and married Philippa of Hainault, in 1328. The couple eventually produced thirteen children, including five sons who reached maturity. Their eldest son and Edward's heir, Edward the Black Prince, born in 1330, would become a famed military leader. In the same year as Edward's marriage, his uncle Charles IV of France died without male heirs, leaving a pregnant wife, thus making Edward (through Isabella) the senior surviving male descendant of King Philip IV, Charles' and Isabella's father, and potentially giving Edward the senior Capetian dynasty claim to the French throne. (Edward's younger brother John, Earl of Cornwall, was then the only other living male descending from Philip IV. Later, daughters of Louis X and Philip V produced further male issue, such as King Charles II of Navarre, Hereditary Duke Philip of Burgundy and Count Louis of Flanders.)

In 1330, the eighteen-year old Edward seized control over the English court, overthrowing Mortimer, who was executed, and removing Isabella from power but sparing her life.

The reign of Edward III was marked by continued war with Scotland, but much more by the war with France. His first major military success was the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333, which he won in support of his puppet, the new Scottish king, Edward Balliol, in detriment to his own brother-in-law David II of Scotland, the Bruce claimant and husband of Edward's sister Joan of the Tower, princess of England.

The Hundred Years' War
Edward's claim to unite the English and French thrones was contested by French nobles who invoked Salic law, which held that the royal succession could not pass through a female line (such as Edward's mother Isabella, or Queen Joan II of Navarre), and who therefore asserted that the legitimate King of France was Philip VI, Edward's cousin and heir to Charles of Valois, a younger son of Philip III.

Edward declared war on Philip VI in 1337, and declared himself king of France on January 26, 1340. The conflict thus commenced eventually became known as the Hundred Years' War, continuing sporadically to the 1450s. In 1346, Edward defeated the French at the Battle of Crecy, accompanied in this campaign by his sixteen year old son the Black Prince.

The Black Prince commanded England's victorious army at the Battle of Poitiers, in 1356. The first phase of the Hundred Years' War was concluded in 1360 with the Treaty_of_Brétigny, marking the height of English influence in France and providing three million crowns' ransom for the capture of the French King John II.

While these victories were eventually reversed, and then won and lost again in the resulting generations of war, British monarchs would continue to claim the title "King of France" until the Act of Union which led to the creation of the United Kingdom in 1801. Edward III quartered his coat of arms with "France Ancient", the Azure semé-de-lis (a blue shield with a tight pattern of small golden fleur de lis of the French royal house), and it remained a part of the English Coat of Arms until removed by George III. For more information see English Kings of France.

Domestic events and personal life
While the king and the prince campaigned abroad, the government was left largely in the hands of the prince's younger brother, John of Gaunt. Economic prosperity from the developing wool trade created new wealth in the kingdom, but the ravages of the bubonic plague, or Black Death, had a significant impact on the lives of his subjects. Commercial taxes became a major source of royal revenue, which had previously been largely from taxes on land. Parliament became divided into two houses. During Edward's reign, French was still the language of the English noblesse following the Norman invasion, but this was changed.

The king also founded an order of knighthood, the Order of the Garter, allegedly as a result of an incident when a lady, with whom he was dancing at a court ball, dropped an item of intimate apparel (possibly a sanitary belt, though sources describe it as being made of velvet). Gallantly picking it up to assuage her embarrassment, Edward tied it around his own leg, and remarked Honi soit qui mal y pense ('Shame on him who thinks evil of it'), which became the motto of the Order of the Garter. The woman in the case is known only as the "Countess of Salisbury". Some say it was Edward's daughter-in-law, Joan of Kent, but a more likely candidate is Joan's mother-in-law from her first marriage.

Despite having an unusually happy marriage, and producing thirteen children with Philippa, Edward was a notorious womaniser. After Philippa's death in 1369, Edward's mistress, Alice Perrers, became a byword for corruption.

Facing a resurgent French monarchy and losses in France, Edward asked parliament to grant him more funds by taxing the wine and wool trades, but this was badly received in 1374-1375 as a new outbreak of bubonic plague struck. The "Good Parliament" of 1376 criticised Edward's councillors, including Alice Perrers' family, and advised him to limit his ambitions to suit his revenues.

Edward died of a stroke in 1377 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. The Prince Edward pre-deceased him in 1376, and Edward III was succeeded by his young grandson, King Richard II of England, son of Edward the Black Prince.

The sons and the Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses were a civil war over the throne of England fought among the descendants of King Edward III through his five surviving adult sons. Each branch of the family had competing claims through seniority, legitimacy, and/or the gender of their ancestors.

(1) Edward, the Black Prince (1330-1376), Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Wales
The eldest son of Edward III predeceased his father and never became king. Edward's only surviving child was Richard II who ascended to the throne but produced no heirs. Richard II designated as his heir presumptive his cousin Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, senior heir in female line, the grandson of Lionel of Antwerp, but this succession never took place as Richard II was eventually deposed and succeeded by another of Richard's cousins: Henry IV, "Bolingbroke", who was senior heir in male line.

(2) William (16 February 1335-8 July 1335), he was buried at the cathedral by York.

(3) Lionel of Antwerp (1338-1368), Duke of Clarence
Lionel also predeceased his father. Lionel's only child, Philippa, married into the powerful Mortimer family, which as noted above had exerted enormous influence during the reigns of Edward II and Edward III, and Philippa's son Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March was the designated heir of Richard II (but predeceased him, leaving his young son Edmund as heir presumptive. Anne Mortimer, Edmund's eldest sister, Lionel of Antwerp's great-granddaughter, married Richard, Earl of Cambridge of the House of York, merging the Lionel/Mortimer line into the York line.

(4) John of Gaunt (1340-1399), Duke of Lancaster.
From John of Gaunt descended legitimate male heirs, the Lancasters (Henry IV, who deposed Richard II, and then Henry V and Henry VI). This line ended when Henry VI was successfully deposed by Edward IV, of the York faction, and Henry's son was killed. The Lancaster Kings derived their ancestry also, through Blanche, wife of John Gaunt, from Edmund of Lancaster the Crouchback, who was son of Henry III of England - a legend without foundation was developed to claim that Edmund was elder than his brother Edward I but overpassed in succession of Henry III because of physical infirmity.

John of Gaunt's illegitimate heirs were the Beauforts, his descendants through his mistress (later, his wife) Katherine Swynford; Gaunt's great-granddaughter Margaret Beaufort married into the House of Tudor, producing a single child who would become Henry VII. While the Beaufort offspring had been legitimized after Gaunt's eventual marriage to Swynford, this was on the condition that they be barred from ascending the throne. Undeterred by this, upon the failure of the primary Lancastrian line, the Tudors claimed precedence to the Yorks and eventually succeeded them.

[Note: John of Gaunt also had legitimate descendants through his daughters Philippa, Queen of Portugal, the mother of King Duarte of Portugal, Elizabeth, Duchess of Exeter, the mother of John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, and Queen Catalina of Castile, a grand-daughter of King Pedro I and the mother of King Juan II, but these Castilians engaged in their own wars over the Spanish succession and did not assert any claims to the English throne in the Wars of the Roses - and they all were of female line, something the Lancaster Claim avoided because they were originally secondary to certain senior female descents such as Mortimers.]

(5) Edmund of Langley (1341-1402), Duke of York.
His descendants were the Yorks. He had two sons: Edward, Duke of York, killed fighting alongside Henry V at the battle of Agincourt, and Richard, Earl of Cambridge, executed by Henry V for treason (involving a plot to place heir presumptive Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, Cambridge's brother-in-law and cousin, on the throne). As noted above, Richard had married Anne Mortimer, this giving their son and the House of York, through Lionel of Antwerp, a more senior claim than that of both the Lancasters, who were descended from a younger son than Lionel, and the Tudors, whose legitimized Beaufort ancestors had been debarred from the throne.

(6) Thomas (1347).

(7) William (24 June 1348-5 September 1348).

(8) Thomas of Woodstock (1355-1397), Duke of Gloucester.
Thomas, who was one of the Lords Appellant influential under Richard II, was murdered or executed for treason, likely by the order of Richard II; his eventual heir was his daughter Anne, who married into the Stafford family, whose heirs became the Dukes of Buckingham. Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, descended on his father's side from Thomas of Woodstock, and on his mother's side from John Beaufort, rebelled against Richard III in 1483 but failed to depose him. This failed rebellion left Henry Tudor as the Lancasters' primary candidate for the throne.

Thus, the senior Plantagenet line was ended with the death of Richard II, but not before the execution of Thomas of Woodstock for treason. The heirs presumptive through Lionel of Antwerp were passed over in favour of the powerful Henry IV, descendant of Edward III through John of Gaunt. These Lancaster Kings initially survived the treason of their Edmund of Langley (York) cousins but eventually were deposed by the merged Lionel/Edmund line in the person of Edward IV. Internecine killing among the Yorks left Richard III as King, supported and then betrayed by his cousin Buckingham the descendant of Thomas of Woodstock. Finally, the Yorks were dislodged by the remaining Lancastrian candidate, Henry VII of the House of Tudor, another descendant of John of Gaunt, who married the eldest daughter of Yorkist King Edward IV.

The daughters
* Isabella Plantagenet (1332-1382), married Enguerrand VII de Coucy, 1st Earl of Bedford
* Joan Plantagenet (1335-1348), died of the plague in Bordeaux, on her way to marry Peter I of Castile
* Blanche Plantagenet (1342)
* Mary Plantagenet (1344-1362), married John V, Duke of Brittany
* Margaret Plantagenet (1346-1361), married John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

Herman Hybertson, 96, formerly of Centerville, died February 26, at theGood Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.
Survivors include his wife Clarice of Sioux Falls, son Ron (Janet) of Mankato, MN 2 daughters: Carolyn Svendsen (Les) of Sioux Falls and Mary Ann Eisenbraun (Bob) of Denison, IA 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandson.
Funeral services will be 1PM, Saturday, March 2, at the Scandia Lutheran Church in Centerville with burial in Hovde Cemetery, rural Centerville. Visitation will be Friday from 2PM to 8PM with the family present from 7 to 8 at the Wass Funeral Home in Centerville.
Argus Leader, 1 March 2002

Stundentex. in Umeå 1935. Jur kand. in Stockholm 1938.
Administrative Assistant in the Svea Court of Appeal in 1936, clerk of the City of Stockholm's city hall right in 1937, Vice Mayor secretion. City of Stockholm's Office in 1939, Secretary. in Stockholm's Appeals Board, d: o City of Stockholm's central office rental councils, d: o A / B Stockholmshem.

Possibly married a second time

WESSELS EVA E. WESSELS (Age 101) On Friday, June 13, 2008, Eva E.Wessels, formerly of Arlington, VA. Beloved wife of Engel Wessels; motherof Janet L. Cox. She is also survived by three grandchildren, sixgreat-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services will beheld on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arlington FuneralHome, 3901 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. Interment to follow at NationalMemorial Park, Falls Church, VA.
The Washington Post, 19 June 2008

He was married

Johan Wijkström 1761 - 1842
Johan was born since April 17, 1761 in Rutvik, Nederluleå. His parents were former corporal, District Judge Per Persson Dyrg and Mary Pehrsdotter from Bensbyn.
He enrolled at the Härnösands gynasium in the fall of 1778 and in Uppsala in 1782. On June 16, 1787 he was ordained. He called for a curate in Överkalix by Olof Hamrén and married to tradition wedding to his daughter, Brita (born June 24, 1772). He was the grace pastor in Nedertorneå in 1791 and curate there from the 1792.
On January 4, 1812 he was appointed rector of the Swedish share of Övertorneå pastorate, and on 27 January 1813 to be the head of Västerbotten fourth district.

John married twice. First with the above Brita Catharina with whom he had five children:
Brita Catharina, May 14, 1790 - August 13, 1790
Per Olof, September 15, 1793 - June 29, 1851. MA 1818, Bachelor of Laws eq, auditor at the Västerbotten Regiment, ordained 1836, vicar of the Finnish church in Stockholm.
Johan Erik, July 26, 1796. Student in Uppsala 1820.
Christina Catharina, March 22, 1797 - Apr 1 1862. Married August 1, 1820 to the lecturer, later pastor of Jukkasjärvi, Ingemar Lindstedt.
Carl Gustaf February 20, 1800. Curate in Hietaniemi.

After Brita Catharina's death married, Johan married Agatha Montin (1771-1860), a vicar's daughter from Kemi.

Possibly married Howard E. Knechtel on 19 July 1947 in Spokane County, WA.

Ragnvald the Mountain-High was a petty king of Westfold in what is todayNorway. He was the son of Olaf Geirstad-Alf and the cousin of HaraldFairhair.

His greatest contribution to posterity was that he asked the skald jóđólfr of Hvinir to compose a poem about his ancestry. This poem is known as Ynglingatal and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most famous and debated of the Old Norse poems.

jóđólfr ended the poem with these lines:
Under the heaven's blue dome, a name
I never knew more true to fame
Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand
Could tame the scorners of the land, --
Rognvald, who knew so well to guide
The wild sea-horses through the tide:
The "Mountain-high" was the proud name
By which the king was known to fame.

Katherine (or Katharine or Catherine) (c. 1350 - 1403) was the daughterof Payne (or Paen) de Roet (or Rouet or Roelt) a Flemish herald fromHainault who was knighted just before dying in the wars, leavingKatherine and her older sister Philippa, as well as a brother, Walter,and eldest sister, Isabel (Elizabeth) de Roet, (who died chanoinness ofthe convent of St. Waudru's, Mons, c. 1366). About the year 1366, at theage of 16, Katherine married Hugh Swynford or Synford, an English knightfrom the manor of Kettlethorpe in Lincolnshire, and bore him at least twochildren (Blanch, Thomas, and likely the Margaret Swynford who wasnominated a nun at the prestigious Barking Abbey by the command ofRichard II in 1377) before he, too, died in the European wars. She thenbecame attached to the household of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster,ostensibly as governess to his two daughters (the sisters of the futureHenry IV of England) by his first wife Blanche, but eventually she becamehis official mistress. Katherine's sister Philippa married the poetGeoffrey Chaucer, whose poem The Book of the Duchess commemoratedBlanche's death in about 1369.

Long after the death of his second wife Constance (or Constanza) of Castile, John and Katherine married in January 1396, three years before he died. The four children Katherine had borne John of Gaunt had been given the surname "Beaufort" and were already adults when they were legitimized (but barred from inheriting the throne by a clause inserted by half-brother Henry IV well into the latter's reign) in 1390:

* John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset.
* Henry Cardinal Beaufort.
* Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter.
* Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland.

Her son John was the great-grandfather of Henry VII of England and the grandfather of James II of Scotland; her daughter Joan Beaufort was the grandmother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, whom Henry VII defeated to take the throne. (Henry then married Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, and their son became Henry VIII of England). Her step-son became Henry IV of England by deposing Richard II of England (who was imprisoned and died shortly thereafter, in Pontefract Castle, where Katherine's son Thomas Swynford was constable, and he was said to have starved Richard to death for his step-brother); her step-daughter, John and Constance's daughter Catherine (or Catalina), was the great-grandmother of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII of England and mother of Mary I of England.

Katherine survived John by only four years, dying on May 10, 1403. (Since she was then dowager Duchess of Lancaster, there was a record of the exact day, as there was not for her birth, when she was a nobody.) Her tomb, and that of her daughter Joan Beaufort, are under a carved-stone canopy in the sanctuary of Lincoln Cathedral, but their remains are no longer in them, because the tombs were despoiled in 1644, during the English Civil War, by the Roundheads.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Webb-Waring Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
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Assistant Professor, Webb-Waring Institute for Biomedical Research, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Reviewer, Veterans Health Administration, 1998
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The Oxygen Society Young Investigators Award, 1993
Colorado Doctoral Fellowship, 1986
Phi Beta Kappa, 1985

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (June 24, 1340 - February 3, 1399),the third surviving son of King Edward III of England, he gained his namebecause he was born at Ghent in 1340. He became Duke of Lancaster by hisfirst marriage to his cousin, Blanche (1359), heiress to the Palatinateof Lancaster, a title which gave its holder considerable independencefrom the crown. John became a fabulously wealthy prince with thirtycastles and vast estates across England and France. His household wascomparable in scale and organization to that of a monarch.

After the death of his elder brother, Edward, the Black Prince, John of Gaunt became increasingly powerful. He contrived to protect the religious reformer, John Wyclif, with whose aims he sympathized. However, Gaunt's ascendancy to political power coincided with widespread resentment at his influence. At a time when English forces encountered setbacks in the Hundred Years' War against France and Edward III's rule had started to become domestically unpopular due to high taxation and to the King's affair with Alice Perrers, political opinion closely associated the Duke of Lancaster with the failing government of the 1370s. Furthermore, while the king and the Prince of Wales had the status of popular heroes due to their success on the battlefield, Gaunt had never known any such military success which might have bolstered his reputation.

When King Edward III died (1377) and John's nephew, the ten-year-old Richard II of England, succeeded to the throne, Gaunt's influence strengthened further, but mistrust remained and some suspected him of wanting to seize the throne for himself. He took pains to ensure that he never became associated with the opposition to Richard's kingship, but as virtual ruler of England during Richard's minority, some unwise decisions on taxation led to the Peasants' Revolt in 1381, during which the rebels destroyed his Savoy Palace.

In 1386, Richard, who had by now assumed more power for himself, dispatched Gaunt to Spain as an ambassador. However, crisis ensued almost immediately and in 1387 Richard's misrule took the country to the brink of civil war. Only John of Gaunt, on his return to England, was able to bring about a compromise between the Lords Appellant and King Richard, ushering in a period of stability and relative harmony. During the 1390s, John of Gaunt's reputation of devotion to the well-being of the kingdom became much restored. Gaunt died of natural causes on February 3 1399 at Leicester Castle, with his beloved third wife Katherine by his side. Their abiding love and union altered the course of English history as we know it today.

John of Gaunt's later marriages and descendants
Blanche died in 1369. In 1371, John married Constanza of Castile, daughter of King Peter I of Castile, thus giving him a claim on the kingdom of Castile, which he would pursue unsuccessfully.

In the meantime, John of Gaunt had fathered four children by a mistress, Katherine Swynford (whose sister married the poet, Geoffrey Chaucer). Constanza died in 1394. He married Katherine in 1396 or 1397, and their children, the Beauforts, were legitimized but barred from inheriting the throne. From the eldest son, John, came a granddaughter, Margaret Beaufort, whose son, later King Henry VII of England, would nevertheless claim the throne.

John of Gaunt's legitimate son from his first marriage, Henry Bolingbroke, proved less of a diplomat than his father, and Richard II banished him from the kingdom in 1398. When John of Gaunt died in 1399, his estates were declared forfeit to the crown. This caused Bolingbroke to return, and he deposed the unpopular Richard to reign as King Henry IV of England (1399-1413).

Children of John of Gaunt:
* By Blanche of Lancaster:
o Philippa Plantagenet (1360-1426), married King John I of Portugal (1357-1433)
o John Plantagenet (1362-1365)
o Elizabeth Plantagenet (1364-1426), married (1) John Hastings, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (1372-1389); (2) John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (1350-1400); (3) Sir John Cornwall, 1st Baron Fanhope and Lord Milbrook (d. 1443)
o Edward Plantagenet (1365-1368)
o John Plantagenet (1366-136x)
o Henry IV of England (1367-1413), married (1) Mary de Bohun (1369-1394); (2) Joanna of Navarre (1368-1437)
o Isabel Plantagenet (1368-136x)
* By Constanza of Castile:
o Catalina (Catherine) Plantagenet (1372-1418), married King Henry III of Castile (1379-1406)
o John Plantagenet (1372-1375)
* By Katherine Swynford:
o John Beaufort (1373-1410), Earl of Somerset, married Margaret Holland (1385-1429)
o Henry Cardinal Beaufort (1375-1447)
o Thomas Beaufort (1377-1426), Duke of Exeter, married Margaret Neville
o Joan Beaufort (1379-1440), married (1) Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme (d. 1396); (2) Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland (1364-1425)

King William sought aggressive types for the office of sheriff whoseambitions were consistant with his. Those willing to squeeze the peasantsto their maximum were the best qualified in William's eyes. He institutedthe practice of selling the office to the highest bidder. This broughtforth evil men willing to pay exorbitant prices for the office and thenwilling to do whatever it took to recoup their investment ... No onespoke out for the peaseantry because their only representative to theking was the very sheriffs embezzling them. The most notorious was Picot,Sheriff of Cambridgeshire ... Monks describe him as
"a hungry lion, a prowling wolf, a crafty fox, a filthy swine, a dog without shame, show stuffed his belly like an insatiable beast as though the who country were a single corpse."

Arégonde circa 500-510, died 580-590 was the wife of Clotaire I, King ofthe Franks, and the mother of Chilperic I. Her sepulture was discoveredin 1959 in the Basilica of St-Denis by archeologist Michel Fleury, andcontained remarkably preserved clothing items, as well as jewellery.

JAKE KENOSHA of the town of Evergreen, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, atLakeview Medical Center, Rice Lake.
He was born in Burnett County on May 26, 1914, to Frank and Margaret (LaGrew) Kenosha.
On Aug. 11, 1936, he married Frieda Graf in Minneapolis. They resided near Webster. They moved to Illinois in 1941, and in July 1945 he entered the Air Force. After his service he was employed for 26 years as a welder with Peoples Gas, Light & Coke Co. in Chicago. He retired in 1972, and they moved to the town of Evergreen.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Helen (Tom) VanSelus , Shell Lake; one grandson, Thomas ( Renee ) VanSelus , Shell Lake; and two great-grandsons, Robert Nathaniel and Thomas Jacob VanSelus , Shell Lake; three sisters, Mary (Jim) Sylvander, Farm Island, Minn., Donna Hahn, Anoka, Minn., and June (Bob) Anderson, Minneapolis; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters.
The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Scalzo Funeral Home, Spooner, with Rev. Donald J. Gribble the officiant. Interment will follow in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner.
Spooner Advocate (WI)
Date: November 28, 2000

Witta son of Wecta is mentioned as a Jutish chieftain in the 449 entry ofthe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the father of Wihtgils and the grandfatherof Hengest and Horsa. He is most probably mythological, but as ahistorical person he would have been born around 400 AD.

Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, (c.1379 - 13 November 1440), wasthe fourth child (and only daughter) of John of Gaunt and his mistressKatherine Swynford. Joan married Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers ofWemme, and they had two daughters before he died. Along with her threebrothers, Joan was privately declared legitimate by their cousin RichardII of England in 1390, but for some reason their father secured anothersuch declaration from Parliament in January 1397. Perhaps the reason wasthat on 3 February 1397, when she was 18, Joan married Ralph Neville, 1stEarl of Westmorland, who had also been married once before. They had atleast ten children, one of whom was Cecily Neville (1415 - 1495) ("ProudCis"), who married Richard, Duke of York (1411 - 1460), and two of theirchildren became Edward IV of England and Richard III of England.

Joan died on 13 November 1440 and was entombed next to her mother in the sanctuary of Lincoln Cathedral. Joan's is the smaller of the two tombs; both were decorated with brass plates -- full-length representations of them on the tops, and small shields bearing coats of arms around the sides -- but those were damaged or destroyed in 1644 during the English Civil War. A 1640 drawing of them survives, showing what the tombs looked like when they were intact, and side-by-side instead of end-to-end, as they are now.

STOUGHTON/ MADISON - Richard E. "Dick" Tipple, age 79, passed away withhis family present on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005. He was born on Sept. 2,1925, in Madison, the son of the late John E. and Lillian (Olson) Tipple.Dick was a 1944 graduate of West High School. He played in the band andorchestra. He earned all-city/all-state honors as a football tackle. Heserved in the U.S. Army, 95th Infantry Division in the European Theaterduring World War II. He returned to attend UW-Madison where he earned adegree in landscape architecture in 1950. As a freshman he was a memberof the Wisconsin national championship 8-oared boat. Dick was captain ofthe rowing team and lettered all four years. He went on to coach rowingat UW-Madison from 1950 until 1959. Dick had a distinguished career as alandscape architect for the Department of Planning and Construction atUW-Madison beginning in 1950, until his retirement in May 1988. He was afounding member of the Arboretum committee. Dick was a lifetime member ofthe National "W" Club and loved Wisconsin athletics. He had seasontickets for football and basketball since 1945. He enjoyed music andspending his free time gardening and designing art metal and jewelry. Hehad a life-long passion for cars. He married Joan Baer on July 11, 1952.His family includes beloved wife, Joan; children, Lynn M. Tipple, Rick(Angie) Tipple, Dr. Donald W. (Sue) Tipple and Julie T. (Pat) Green;loving grandchildren, Cacia, Luke, Joe, Emily, Shawn, Jenna, Andrea,Danielle, Jacob and Jared "Bear;" and a sister, Lucille (Vernon)Kirkpatrick. The family will greet friends at the funeral home beginningat 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, until 4 p.m., with a memorialservice celebrating Dick's life to follow. The service will be held atOLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, Stoughton. The Rev. Dick Halom willofficiate. Military rites by the Stoughton American Legion Post No. 59will follow. Donations in Dick's name may be made to the American CancerSociety, UW Foundation-men's crew or UW Arboretum. "Ready, ready all,row!" "Way enough!"
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave., Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.
Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, 5 February 2005

Robert De Ferrers (c. 1373 - before November 29, 1396). He was born inWillisham, Suffolk, England.

Robert was the son of Robert Ferrers and Elizabeth Botiller (Boteler). He was the great-grandson of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford (name to become Boone in descedants) and Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile, daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile and his second wife Jeanne de Dammartin, Countess of Ponthieu.

Robert De Ferrers married Joan Beaufort in 1391 at Chateau De Beaufort,Maine-Et-Loire,France. They had 2 children:
* Elizabeth De Ferrers (1393-1434). She is buried at Black Friars Church,York,Yorkshire,England. She married John Greystoke (1389-1436) on October 28, 1407 in Greystoke, Cumberland England. He is buried at Collegiate Church, Greystoke, Northumberland, England. They had 12 Children.

* Mary De Ferrers (1394- January 25, 1457/1458). She married Ralph De Neville abt: 1413 in Oversley, Warwickshire, England b.1392-February 25, 1457/1458.

Wihtgils was a semi-legendary Jutish chieftain who lived in the 5thcentury AD. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle he was the father ofHengest and Horsa:
A.D. 449 [...] Their leaders were two brothers, Hengest and Horsa; who were the sons of Wihtgils;
Wihtgils was the son of Witta, Witta of Wecta, Wecta of Woden.
From this Woden arose all our royal kindred, and that of the Southumbrians also.

BERGQUIST Lorraine Anne Bergquist, of Upper Arlington, died April 14,2008, at Kobacker House. She was born April 10, 1921, in Chicago,Illinois, to William and Lillian (Radatz) Teschner. Preceded in death byher parents, sister Kathryn and beloved husband Karlton. She is survivedby her loving children: son, Karlton "Skip" (Betsy) Bergquist; daughter,Karyl (John) Witherspoon; brother, William (Joyce); granddaughter, Tori(Mike) Short; and a very special little great-grandson, Sammy. Lorrainewas a devoted Christian Woman who always loved and cared for her family.She will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held at the UpperArlington Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Rd., Wednesday, April, 16, 2008,at 7 p.m. Family will receive friends following service. Arrangements byO. R. WOODYARD CO. NORTHWEST CHAPEL.
The Columbus Dispatch, 16 April 2008

Frieda E. Kenosha, age 91, a resident of Spooner died August 12, 2011 atSpooner Nursing Home. Frieda was born on May 8, 1920 in Zion, Illinois toHenry and Minnie Graf. Frieda and her family moved to Wisconsin in 1933,making Burnett County her home. On August 1, 1936 Frieda married Jake inMinneapolis, Minnesota. In 1942, they moved to Chicago, Illinois untilfinally returning permanently to Wisconsin making Washburn County theirhome. Frieda enjoyed being outdoors camping, fishing, and gardening bothflowers and vegetables. She took care of her garden up until the age of90 years old. Frieda was also known as the family historian. She enjoyedspending time in the kitchen baking for family and friends. Herspecialties were sassy cups and cream puffs. Frieda was preceded in deathby her husband, Jake in 2000; her parents; and brothers Willis Graf,Floyd Graf, Clifford Graf, David Graf, Vernon Graf ,Robert Graf andGilbert Jersey; and sisters Helen Graf and Alvina Stevenson. She issurvived by her daughter Helen (Tom) Van Selus; grandson Thomas (Renee)Van Selus; great grandsons Robert and Thomas; sister Irene Guza;sisters-in-law Angie Graf, Donna Hahn, Linda Graf and Edith Graf; halfsister Rita Newquist and half brothers Richard (Pat) Graf and JosephGraf; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeralservices will be Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM (visitation 10-11AM) at Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner with Pastor Steve Wardofficiating. Interment will follow at Northern Wisconsin Veteran MemorialCemetery, Spooner.

Hengest or Hengist (d. 488?) was a semi-legendary ruler of Kent insoutheast England.

The facts of his life are unknown, but according to Bede (writing nearly 200 years after the events in question), he and his brother Horsa were mercenaries for the British ruler Vortigern, hired to fight against the Picts. Following his victories over the Picts, Hengest invited more immigrants from Germany to settle in Britain and then rebelled against Vortigern, establishing himself as king in Kent.

Both Hengest and Horsa are described as being Jutes, and sons of a Jutish chief named Wihtgils.

The actual historical existence of both Hengest and Horsa has been called into question numerous times, with many historians labeling these two as legendary 'divine twins' or culture heros along the order of Romulus and Remus. It is perhaps more likely that Hengest, meaning 'Stallion' in Old English (in modern German 'Hengst' is still the word for a stallion), was an honorific for an actual warlord, while Horsa was a later accretion to the story, perhaps as a misreading of a gloss in a manuscript that was written to define the name Hengest as meaning 'horse'.

Later accounts, in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the Historia Britonum, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, and by Robert Wace add further details from tradition and legend about Hengest's career. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle dates his death to 488, but does not provide a cause; according to some tellings of the Arthurian legend, he was killed by the British king Uther Pendragon.


Oisc (alternately Oeric or Aesc) was an early King of Kent who ruled fromabout 488 to about 516.

Little is known about him, and the information that does survive regarding his life is often vague and suspect. He seems to have been the son or the grandson of Hengest, who led the initial Jutish conquest and settlement of Kent. Oisc was evidently regarded by later generations as having been the founder of the kingdom or of the royal line, since his descendants called themselves "Oiscingas" after him.

He was said to have been a leader of the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Mons Badonicus, in which they were defeated by the native Britons. In fact, he was the only one of their kings whose participation in this battle was recorded.

Albertean Hosick, 91, of Evansville, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, atColumbia Health Care. She had owned and operated Hosick's Beauty Shop formore than 50 years.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Ladies of Charity and St. Anthony Senior Citizens.
She was a life member of the Evansville, Indiana and National Cosmetology and Hairdressers associations.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty Ann Reynolds of Evansville and Sue Ellen Ochsner of Mansfield, Texas; two brothers, Cyril Humm of Golconda, Ill., and Herman C. Humm of Palm Harbor, Fla.; six grandchildren, Becky Marx, who helped to care for her, Kathy Jones, Jim and John Reynolds, Beth Sullivan and Jenny desBordes; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, continuing at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, the St. Anthony Pastoral Team officiating, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a memorial service at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.
Evansville Courier & Press, 30 October 1999

WEYMOUTH - Jeremiah J. Murphy, age 94, entered into eternal life onSunday, Dec. 19.
Jerry was born and raised in South Boston and lived in Dorchester for many years before moving to Weymouth 20 years ago. Mr. Murphy was a bus driver for the Grayline Tour Bus Company for many years and he retired 29 years ago. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Vera Cruz Council in Randolph. and Cardinal O'Connell Assembly 4th degree.
Devoted husband of Cecelia J. (Adams) and the late Rita (Richards) Devoted father of William R. Murphy and his wife Mary of Stoughton. Stepfather of Barbara Tarara and her husband Jim of Westford.
Loving grandfather of Jeremiah J. Murphy and Rita Frances Murphy. Beloved brother of Edna Killian of Holbrook, Catherine Purslow of Holbrook, Alice Russell of Weymouth, Mildred Walsh of Charlestown, and the late Anna Russell, Ellen Driscoll, William and Edward Murphy.
Beloved uncle to many neices and nephews.
Funeral from the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church Weymouth at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Burial in Old North Cemetery, Weymouth.
The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, 20 December 2010

She died of a blood clot, due to a miscarriage. "The death of MariePearl, 22-year-old wife of Cyril Patterson, occurred at her AylesfordMountain home, Friday morning, August 3, following a very short illness.The late Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Joudrey,The Lakes, by whom she is survived. Also surviving, besides her husband,are three young children (Jeanette, 5; Margaret, 4, and Wayne, 2), sixsisters and three brothers, who are: Mrs. Doran Lutz (Dora), Mrs. NormanKeddy (Annie), Mrs. George Veinott (Ruby), Mrs. Thomas Tupper (Ella),Mrs. Cecil Veinott (Nina), all of Aylesford; Mrs. Michel MacDonald(Bertha), Kentville; Frank and Fred Joudrey, Aylesford, and Pte. VanceJoudrey, Debert. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeralservices were conducted by Rev. R. S. Gregg, pastor of Aylesford BaptistChurch, at the home, Sunday afternoon, when the hymns sung were, "Safe InThe Arms of Jesus", "Sun Of My Soul". Aduet, "Whispering Hope", was sungby Lewis Morse and Mrs. Kenneth Keddy. Pallbearers were the threebrothers of the deceased and a cousin, Harry Joudrey. Burial was atAylesford United cemetery.

From Wikipedia

Charibert (c.517 - November or December 567), king of the Franks, was the second eldest son of Clotaire I and Ingonde. (Their eldest son was Gunthar, who died sometime before his father's death.)

On Clotaire's death in 561, his estates were divided among his sons in a new configuration, Charibert receiving the kingdom between the Somme and the Loire, with Paris as his capital, together with Rouen and Tours, with the Aquitaine and Novempopulana to its south, with the cities of Poitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux, and Toulouse, Cahors and Albi.

Though the election of bishops in Merovingian territories was subject to manipulation and veto by the king, once consecrated, the bishops were in control within the cities, though perhaps not all as firmly as at Tours, where bishop Gregory, invoking the wrath of Saint Martin, was able to extract a coronation promise on oath from Charibert:

"that he would not burden the people with new laws and customs, but he would retain only those under which they had previously lived in the time of his father; and he promised that he would not impose upon them any new ordinance which would result in loss to them." - Gregory of Tours.

Thus hampered in raising funds (largely as gifts in kind anyway) and under such obligations not to create innovative policy or law, the Merovingian kings' sphere of operations was severely limited.

Besides his wife, Ingoberga, with whom he had a daughter, Berthe, or Aldeberge, (539-ca 612), he had unions with Merofleda, a wool-carder's daughter and her sister (precipitating his ban of excommunication, the first ever levelled at a Merovingian king), and Theodogilda, the daughter of a neatherd (cowherd). Charibert was scarcely more than "king at Paris" when he married his daughter Berthe to Aethelbert, the pagan king of Kent, who probably came to his throne in A.D. 560. She took with her,Bishop Liudhard, as her private confessor. According to Bede, Aethelbert's supremacy in 597 stretched over all the petty English kingdoms as far as the Humber; whether this is an exaggeration or not, it was at any rate sufficient to guarantee the safety of Augustine when in 597 the mission of Augustine landed in Thanet. The Christian mission was received at first with some hesitation by the king, who gave Augustine a dwelling-place in Canterbury, and the Christian conversion, first of Kent, then of other Anglo-Saxons proceeded from there, thanks to Charibert's daughter.

Though Charibert was eloquent and learned in the law, he was one of the most dissolute of the Merovingian kings, his early death in 567, under a ban of excommunication, being brought on by his excesses. He was buried at the abbey of Saint-Vincent (later Saint-Germain-des-Pres, then outside Paris. At his death his brothers Guntram, Sigebert I, and Chilperic I shared his realm, agreeing at first to hold Paris in common. His surviving queen (out of four), Theudechild, proposed a marriage with Guntram, though a council held at Paris as recently as 557 had outlawed such tradition as incestuous. Guntram decided to house her more safely, though unwillingly, in a nunnery at Arles.

Berthe, Princess of Paris, also Bertha, Queen of Kent, (539-c.612) wasone of Charibert's daughters. In marrying the pagan King Ethelbert ofKent, she brought her chaplain Liudhard with her, and restored aChristian church in Canterbury, which dated form the Roman occupation,dedicating it to St. Martin. The present St. Martin's at Canterburyoccupies the same site. Saint Augustine, who was sent by Gregory theGreat to preach the Gospel in England in 596, owed much of his favourablereception there to the influence of Berthe.
She seems to have had two children:
* Eadbald of Kent
* Ethelberg of Kent

Mathilda "Tillie" Kurth, 86, Klamath Falls, died on Monday in KlamathFalls.
Mrs. Kurth was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 8, 1896.
She had lived in Klamath Falls since 1945.
Mrs. Kurth was a member of the Eagles Lodge & Auxiliary and the Carpetner's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her sons, Eddie of Klamath Falls and Ray of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter, Fern Schmitz of Morris, Minn.; sister, Freda Backer of Chico, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and a son, Herbert.

Ethelbert (or Æthelbert, or Aethelberht) (c. 552 - February 24, 6161) wasKing of Kent from around 580 or 590 until his death. After his death, hewas regarded as a saint.

He was the son of Eormenric, whom he succeeded as king, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Gregory of Tours, who was a close acquaintance of Queen Ingoberg (the mother of Ethelbert's wife Berthe), twice calls him simply "a man of Kent", indicating that he was not king at the time Gregory's History of the Franks was written, and that Ethelbert more likely became king closer to 590.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that he attempted at one stage to wrest the position of Bretwalda from Ceawlin of Wessex but was unsuccessful. His standing was advanced by his marriage with Berthe, daughter of Charibert, king of the Franks, thus building an alliance with the most powerful state in Europe at that time. This prestige enabled him to claim the title of Bretwalda after Ceawlin's death.

The influence of Berthe, who had brought her chaplain Liuhard (or Letard) with her to Kent, may have led to the invitation to Pope Gregory I to send missionaries from Rome. Augustine landed on the Isle of Thanet in 597, and Ethelbert first met him under an oak tree, in accordance with his belief that he could thus dispel any magic the Christians might attempt. Tradition has it that Augustine baptized Ethelbert only a few days after landing in Kent, although a letter from Gregory to Berthe suggests that it cannot have happened before 601. In any case, churches were established and efforts began to convert the people to Christianity.

Ethelbert also established a written code of laws for Kent, the earliest in any Anglo-Saxon kingdom, which provided for the protection of the Church and instituted a complex system of fines. The nature of the law code is evidence that Kent was a relatively organized and centralized kingdom under Ethelbert.

Ethelbert was later canonised for his role in restoring Christianity to England. Although he died on February 24, 616, his feast day was usually celebrated on February 25 so that it would not overlap with the feast of Saint Matthias on the previous day.

Tupper, Ella Lavinia, 81, Nicolsville, Kings County, died Friday inWestern Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick. Born in Lake Paul, KingsCounty, she was a daughter of the late Rupert and Laura May (Lutz)Joudrey. She was a member of the Aylesford United Church and was activein church and community affairs. She is survived by four sons, Allison,Factorydale; Arthur, Edmonton; Fred, Aylesford; Roger, Nicholsville; sixdaughters, Marjorie (Mrs Paul Robar), Lake Paul; Ruth (Mrs. ThomasSpence), Halifax; Marilyn (Mrs John Wilson), Ward Road, Greenwood; Linda(Mrs Dave Bowbly), Demsey Corner; Gail Jones, Joan (Mrs Dale Thomas) bothof Aylesford; five sisters, Dora (Mrs Doran Lutz), Nicholsville; AnnieKeddy,
Ruby (Mrs Cecil Rawding) both of Millville; Bertha (Mrs Wendall Hennigar), New Minas; Nina (Mrs Cecil Veinotte), Factorydale; 42 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Murray Tupper, two sons, Mylon, Lawrence; a grandson; three brothers, Frank, Fred, Vance; a sister Marie. The body is in H. C. Lindsay's Memorial Chapel, Berwick, visiting 2-4, 7-9 P.M. Sunday, where funeral will be 2 P.M. Monday, Rev Lionel Moriah officiating. Burial will be in Morristown Cemetary. Donations may be made to Western Kings Memorial Hospital.

"Already on the scene of action was Anton Newbom who in 1910 settled on atract of land he had bought from Burke & Farrar up on Virginia Street,near Kirkland Avenue. Eighty acres of the original plats were to be usedfor factories in the vicinity. There were no roads past Piccadillyexcept trail's. One was made for lumber to be hauled for the two-roomhouse Mr. Newbom built immediately for his family. He was a plasterer inSeattle.
Where the Civic Center now stands was Bonnell's nursery, and once there had been a brick-yard on the same spot. Bricks for chimneys for the new Newbom house were gotten there, donated by Bonnells.
Mr. Newborn and a Scot, Malcolm McLoed, who afterwards went to Black Diamond, worked dismantling the steel mill buildings and piling the sheets of corrugated tin. Mr. Newbom tells that on one night the tin was in place and next morning it was not, not any place in sight."
Hazel Belts

From Wikipedia

Cadfan ap Iago (c. 580-625; reigned from c. 615) (Latin: Catamanus; English: Gideon) was a King of Gwynedd. The son of King Iago, he likely assumed the crown of Gwynedd around 615, shortly after the Battle of Caer-Legion (also known as Chester), during which the forces of Gwynedd were defeated by Æthelfrith of Bernicia. Despite Æthelfrith's military victories, Cadfan continued to provide haven for Edwin of Northumbria, whom Æthelfrith regarded as a major threat.

Cadfan was generally considered to have been a wise and just ruler, noted for his ability to maintain the rule of law and peace during an increasingly hostile period in British history. His memorial stone at Llangadwaladr Church in Anglesey refers to him as "the wisest and most splendid of all kings." He was succeeded by his son Cadwallon.

He was one of the last of the legendary kings of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth.

KEDDY, Annie Viola - 89, Aylesford, died October 9, 1995, in ValleyRegional Hospital, Kentville. Born at Lake George, she was a daughter ofthe late Rupert and Laura (Lutz) Joudrey. She was a member of MorristownUnited Baptist Church; Millville Women's Institute and the Seniors SixtyPlus Group, Millville. Surviving are a son, John (Jack), Aylesford;foster son, Hartley Lonergan, Aylesford; four grandchildren; sevengreat-grandchildren; sisters, Dora Lutz, Ruby (Mrs. Cecil Rawding), Nina(Mrs. Cecil Veinotte), Aylesford; Bertha (Mrs. Wendall Hennigar), NewMinas. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman Eulric; brothers,Frank, Fred, Vance; sisters, Marie Patterson, Ella Tupper. Visitation 7-9p.m. Wednesday in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. Funeral 2 p.m.Thursday in Morristown United Baptist Church, Rev. Lionel Moriah andPastor Margo MacDougall officiating. Burial in Morristown Cemetery. Areception to follow in church hall. Donations to Valley RegionalHospital, Kentville or Grand View Manor, Berwick.

Lemke, Garland T. Age 85 Of St. Paul Went to be with The Lord on March 9,2009. Survived by wife of 64 years, Dolores; children, Terry (Ann), MaryBeth, Tom (Mary) ; grandchildren, Matt (Bekah), Chris (Joel) Mueller,Scott, Eric; sister-in-law, Bea (Pat) Carlson. Garland was retired fromAmerican National Can Company following 35 years of service. He was aWWII Army Air Corps Veteran in the Pacific Theatre. Special thanks to thecaring staff on 5th floor of Bethesda Care Center. Mass of ChristianBurial at 10:30 AM on Monday March 16, at the CHURCH OF ST. BERNARD, 197WEST GERANIUM, ST. PAUL. Visitation from 3 to 6PM on Sunday at BRADSHAW,1078 Rice Street at Magnolia and 1 hour prior to mass at the church.Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Two possible birth dates: 2 Sep 1955 and 1 Aug 1950.

Donald C. Benedict, age 77 of Hammond, WI. Preceded by father Herman.Died Jan. 29. Survived by mother Mildred, loving wife Helen, childrenBarry (Linda), Brenda Landowski, Becky (Jeff) Deters, Brady (Julie),grandchildren Melissa (Brian), Tony (Melanie), Andrea (Brad), Brittany(fiancO Bryan), Brian, Angela, Drew; great grandchildren Jordan, Derek,Logan, Briana, Michael; brother-in-law Jim (Maxine) Hurd. Funeral Mass11AM Fri. Feb 2, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Hammond. Burialchurch cemetery. Visitation 4-8PM O'Connell Family Funeral Home, Baldwin& 1hr prior to Mass at church on Friday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 31 January 2007

Dora Blanche Lutz, Nicholsville, Kings County, passed away Saturday,January 2, 1999, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in LakePaul, Kings County, she was a daughter of the late Rupert and Laura(Lutz) Joudrey. She was a member of the Aylesford United Church. Shespent her lifetime as a homemaker and caregiver to her family. She issurvived by sons, Earle, at home; Vincent, Nicholsville; Reginald,Berwick; daughters, Annie Harding, Factorydale; Beatrice (Henry)Matthews, Dalhousie; Joyce Gates, Millville; Mona (Reid) Gould,Nicholsville; Cheryl (Orland) Rainforth, Morristown; sisters, Ruby(Cecil) Rawding, Millville; Nina (Cecil) Veinotte, Factorydale;grandchildren, Leslie Harding, Debbie Cummings, Bryon Harding, IvyPalmer, Timothy Harding, Laurie Harding, Richmond Matthews, TonyMatthews, Stephen Lutz, Bonnie Bousefield, Judi Podgurski, RandyLutz,David Gates, Ronald Gates, Patti Gates, Danny Gould, Gary Gould,Bobby Gould, Twilla Ayling, Kristal Lutz; 27 great-grandchildren; onegreat-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, E. DoranLutz; sisters, Gertrude, Marie, Annie, Ella, and Bertha; brothers, Fran,Fred, and Vance; daughter, Violet; son, Arthur in infancy. Visitationwill take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, January 4, in the H.C. LindsayMemorial Chapel, Berwick, from where the funeral service will be held 3p.m. Tuesday, January 5, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial in theMorristown Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to theAylesford United Church, the Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity ofyour choice.
Halifax Herald

Stundent at Linköping 1927.
Med.lic. in Stockholm 1936.
Served at Mary hospital., Karolinska Inst. 1940-46, Sahlgrenska sjukh. in Gothenburg 1946-49 and announce that from 1949 tföverläkare at St. Erik's Hospital in Stockholm.
Published medical and scientific papers.
For actions during the war awarded the Knight, I at., Finland Lion o.Mannerheimsmedaljen pro bening.hum.

He is a graduate of Iona Prep School. He received his B.A. from VillanovaUniversity, his M.A. from Fordham University, and his Ph.D. from SyracuseUniversity. He is the numeric data services librarian at SyracuseUniversity.

Mrs. Grace Darter Dies At El Dorado
Mrs. Grace Darter, lifelong resident of Douglass, died at El Dorado Saturday at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was the widow of Esli Darter.
Lillian Grace Berger, was born at Douglass July 7, 1878, the daughter of John and Catherine Weiss Berger. She grew up here and married Esli L. Darter on Jan 13, 1910. He died August 12,1959. They farmed for many years before moving to town.
She is survived by three children - Mrs. Neil Baskett and E. L. Darter of Wichita, and Clifford Darter of Valley Center; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Douglass Christian Church on Tuesday morning at 10:30, conducted by Rev. Maurice Bigger, pastor. Singers were Mrs. J. A. Perisho and J. L. Guyot with Mrs. C. A. Ogg at the organ.
Burial was in Douglass cemetery in charge of Hilyard Funeral Home of Douglass. Bearers were Vernon Wallace, Carmin Sprague, Claire Scott, Harry Rechels and J. M. Guyot.

She is a graduate of Syracuse University and received an M.B.A. fromLeMoyne College. She is the creative group supervisor at Latorra, Pauland McCann Advertising.

The death of Vance Rupert Joudrey, aged 27, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs.Rupert Joudrey, occured at East Dalhousie, Tuesday afternoon, July 28.Besides his parents, he is survived by six sisters and two brothers: Mrs.Doran Lutz (Dora), Mrs. Norman Keddy (Annie), Mrs. Thomas Tupper (Ella),Mrs. Michael MacDonald (Bertha), Mrs. George Veinott (Ruby), Mrs. CecilVeinott (Nina), Frank and Fred. Another sister, Mrs. Cyril Patterson(Marie) passed away August 3, 1945. Funeral services were conducted byRev. R. W. Braine, and Lic. H. Mitton, at Morristown Baptist Church,Thursday afternoon. Hymns sung were "Where He Leads Me", "The Old RuggesCross" and "Safe In The Arms of Jesus". The floral tributes were many,and a large number of people attended the services. Pall bearers werefour brothers-in-law of the deceased - Doran Lutz, Thomas
Tupper, Norman Keddy, and Cyril Patterson. Burial was at Morristown Cemetery.

Mildred E. Benedict, age 103, of Hammond, Wis., died on Jan. 8, 2009 atthe American Heritage Care Center in Hammond.
Funeral services for Mildred were held on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond. Father William Murphy officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A visitation was held at the church one hour before services.
Services were in the care of the OʼConnell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin, Wis.
New Richmond News, 16 January 2009

HENNIGAR (MacDonald), Bertha Mae - 81, Aalders Avenue, New Minas, diedDecember 9, 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site. Born inLake Paul, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Rupert and Laura(Lutz) Joudrey. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church,Kentville, and served as president of the Catholic Women's League forseveral years, local and diocesan. She had served as vice-president ofthe Provincial Council of the Catholic Women's League. She was a memberof Minas Fifty Plus Seniors Group, New Minas. Surviving are her secondhusband, Wendall Hennigar; daughter, Louise (Mrs. Fred Hockley),Centreville, Kings Co.; sons, Vincent and Michael MacDonald, Penticton,B.C.; Allan MacDonald, Lethbridge, Alta.; Laverne (Mac) MacDonald, LowerSackville; John MacDonald, Kentville; stepdaughters, Mrs. TheoMacFarlane, Kentville; Dawn (Mrs. Doug Coldwell), Delhaven; Mary Ann(Mrs. Aubrey Dakin), Bridgewater; stepsons, Owen (Cookie) Hennigar,Wolfville; Terry Hennigar, Greenwich, Kings Co.; sisters, Mrs. Dora Lutz,Nicholsville; Mrs. Ruby Rawding, Millville; Nina (Mrs. Cecil Veinot),Parker Road, Kings Co.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She waspredeceased by her first husband, Mike MacDonald; sisters, Annie, Ella,Marie, Gertrude; brothers, Frank, Frederick, Vance. Visitation 2-4, 7-9p.m. Friday, prayers 2 p.m. Friday, both in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour,Kentville. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in St.
Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church building fund or any charity.

Thielbar Gladys, age 86, of Coon Rapids. Preceded in death by husband,Fay A.; and son, Richard. Will be dearly missed by daughters and sons,Irene, Bruce, Gladys (Peter Olson) and William; grandchildren, Brock,Bart, Jeff, Laura, Christopher, Erin, Heather, Daniel, Joshua, Nissa,Jessica, Dieter and Jochem; 15 great- grandchildren; sisters, IreneFlannagan and Sarah Caso. Funeral service 7:00 PM Tuesday, with avisitation from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Gearhart Anoka Chapel, 552 East RiverRoad. Interment 11:00 AM Wednesday, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.GEARHART 763-421-4347
Star Tribune, 4 January 2004.

CAROLYN MILLER PARR, judge; born Palatka, FL, daughter of Arthur C.Miller and Audrey Dunklin Miller; married to Jerry S. Parr in 1959;three daughters: Kimberly, Jennifer, and Trish; received B.A. (English)from Stetson University, 1959; M.A. (English), Vanderbilt University,1960; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1977; served as seniortrial attorney, Internal Revenue Service, 1977-82; special counsel tothe Assistant Attorney General, and Acting Chief, Office of SpecialLitigation, Tax Division, Department of Justice, 1982-85; admitted toMaryland and District of Columbia bars, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. TaxCourt. Member American Bar Association (section of taxation--CourtProcedure Committee), Maryland State Bar Association, DC BarAssociation, Federal Bar Association, and National Association of WomenJudges; chairman, Board of Directors, Heritage Christian Church, 1982;took oath of office on November 25, 1985, for a 15-year term to succeedWilliam M. Fay.
From her website:

Judge Carolyn Miller Parr founded Beyond Dispute Associates in 2002, when she retired from the United States Tax Court after 16 years of service. She has been settling cases and resolving conflicts since 1977 as a Judge, litigator, and Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General (Tax) at the Department of Justice.

Judge Parr is committed to helping clients achieve peaceful, respectful, fast and fair resolutions of disputes, whether through mediation, arbitration, or conciliation. Since 2002 Judge Parr has mediated or arbitrated more than 200 matters on a wide range of issues. [see: Recent Matters Mediated or Arbitrated ]. She is a popular speaker before bar associations and other groups.

Judge Parr holds a J.D. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Vanderbilt, and a B.A. from Stetson University who, in 1988 awarded her an honorary doctorate (LL.D) and in 1992 named her Distinguished Alumnus. Judge Parr has nearly 200 hours of specialized training in conflict resolution, including negotiation (Department of Justice), mediation (CDR Associates, Boulder, CO), advanced mediation (Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington DC), and family, real estate, and other specialized matters (Multi-Door program of the D.C. Superior Court).

Judge Parr is dedicated to peacemaking at every level from the family to the international community. Her pro bono service has been honored by the Women Judges' Fund for Justice and the National Debate for Peace in El Salvador. She speaks Spanish. She has served on boards of an AIDS hospice for homeless men and a drop-in center for young immigrant families in Washington. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the American University Law School Tax Clinic.

Professional affiliations include the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Association for Conflict Resolution, the National and International Associations of Women Judges, and the Bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Tax Court.

Frederick C. Joudrey, 59, Millville, died Friday, July 2, the result of acar accident. For the past ten months he had been residing with hissister Mrs. Annie Keddy. He was employed at Mountain Crest Farm,Morristown. Born in Lake Paul, he was the son of Mrs. Laura Joudrey andthe late Rupert Joudrey. Susviving besides his mother are his wife, theformer Charlotte Morse; six sons, Fred, Ray, William, Danny, Barry andLamont, all of Niagara Falls, Ont.; two daughters, Hope Joudrey, Toronto;Dora Joudrey, Niagara Falls, Ont.; six sisters, Dora (Mrs. Doran Lutz),Annie (Mrs. Norman Keddy), Ella (Mrs. Thomas Tupper), Nicholsville; Ruby(Mrs. Cecil Rawding), Millville; Bertha (Mrs. Michael MacDonald),Kentville; Nina (Mrs. Cecil Veinotte), Parker Road; seven grandchildren.He was predeceased by two brothers, Fred, Vance, and one sister, Marie.Funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon from United Baptist Church,Morristown. Rev. Gordon McClare officiated. Interment was in MorristownCemetery.

Ruth I. (Brent) CHAPIN, April 12, 2004, wife of the late Norton SpencerChapin and the late Charles Hathaway, daughter of the late Ward T. andElizabeth A. (Hoffman) Brent, mother of Ione Dean and the late CharlesChapin. A celebration of her life luncheon will be held on Saturday April17, 2004 at - p.m. in her former residence 74 North Main St., Assonet,MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All arrangements havebeen entrusted to the care of the Hathaway HOME FOR FUNERALS, 1813Robeson St., Fall River.
SouthCoastToday, 15 April 2004

William III of Aquitaine (915 - April 3, 963), nicknamed Tête d'Étoupe(Towhead) was William II of Poitou Count of Poitiers and Duke ofAquitaine from 935 to his death.

William was son of Ebalus of Aquitaine and Emiliene. He married Gerloc of Normandy (renamed Adele), daughter of Rollo of Normandy. They had at least two children: Adelaide, who married king Hugh I of France (Hugh Capet) and William, the heir.

Family friends, meanwhile, reported that Mrs. Reagan was in good spiritsand had, in her private conversations, provided additional details aboutthe events after the shooting Monday afternoon.
''Thank God for Jerry,'' friends quoted her as saying. Jerry S. Parr is the Secret Service agent who shoved Mr. Reagan into the Presidential limousine as a gunman sprayed bullets at the Presidential entourage.
The President has told his wife that he felt ''an excruciatingly sharp pain'' in his chest. Mr. Reagan thought he had cracked a rib, when Mr. Parr, with the force of a football lineman, propelled him into the car and piled on top.
As the car raced toward the White House, Mr. Parr said, ''Sit up, Mr. President.'' ''I can't sit up,'' Mr. Reagan told his bodyguard, who then directed the limousine to change course and head for the hospital. Mr. Parr is also credited by Mrs. Reagan with noticing blood on Mr. Reagan's lips, a key in alerting aides that they were wrong in assuming Mr. Reagan unhurt.
April 3, 1981

Frank Livingstone Jodrey, 59, Parker Road, died at his home on Thursday.Born at Lake Paul, he was the son of Rupert and Laura (Lutz) Jodrey.Surviving besides his wife, the former Helen Morse, are one son, Frank,Toronto; four daughters, Donzella (Mrs. Ron McGuill), Kingston; Laura(Mrs. Beverly Cole), Kingston; Kathleen (Mrs. Gelndon Carver), Yarmouth;Helga (Mrs. David Wheeler), Factorydale; one brother, Fred, Parker Road;nine grandchildren; six sisters, Dova (Mrs. Doren Lutz) Nicholsville;Annie (Mrs. Norman Keddy), Millville; Ella (Mrs. Thomas Tupper),Nicholsville; Bertha (Mrs. Mike MacDonald), Kentville; Ruby (Mrs. CecilRawding), Millville; and Nina (Mrs. Cecil Veinott). Factorydale. Onebrother, one son, and one sister are dead. The body is at the H. C.Lindsay Funeral Home, Berwick. Funeral service will be held Sunday at2:00 pm in the Morristown Baptist Church with Rev. Metcalfe officiating.Burial will be in the Morristown Cemetery.

Stephen (1096 - October 25, 1154), the last Norman King of England,reigned from 1135 to 1154, when he was succeeded by his cousin Henry II,the first of the Angevin or Plantagenet Kings.

Stephen was born at Blois in France, the son of Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela (daughter of William the Conqueror). His brother was Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester. Stephen became Count of Mortain in about 1115, and married Matilda, daughter of the Count of Boulogne, in about 1125, who shortly after became Countess of Boulogne. Stephen became joint ruler in 1128. In 1150 he ceased to co-rule, and in 1151, the County was given to his son, Eustace IV. When Eustace died childless, Stephen's next living son, William inherited the territory.

Before the death of King Henry I of England in 1135, the majority of the barons of England swore to support Henry's daughter (also named Matilda and granddaughter of William the Conqueror), and her claim to the throne. However, Stephen (also a grandchild of The Conqueror through his mother and who had been raised at Henry's court) laid claim to the throne. He also claimed his uncle, King Henry, had changed his mind on his deathbed, and named Stephen as his heir. Once Stephen was crowned, he gained the support of the majority of the barons as well as Pope Innocent II. The first few years of his reign were peaceful, but by 1139 he was seen as weak and indecisive, setting the country up for a civil war, commonly called The Anarchy.

Stephen had many traits that made him seem superficially fit for kingship: his high birth, his descent from the Conqueror, his handsomeness, his bravery and good nature. But he possessed none of the ruthlessness necessary for the ruthless times he lived in; indeed, Walter Map says of Stephen: "He was adept at the martial arts but in other respects little more than a simpleton."

Bad omens haunted him before the Battle of Lincoln (2 February 1141). Stephen was facing his rebellious barons Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (the Empress' illegitimate half-brother) and the Earl of Chester. He fought so bravely in the battle that his battle-axe shattered. He drew a sword and continued fighting until it broke as well, as he was captured by a knight named William de Cahagnes. Stephen was defeated and he was brought before his cousin, the Empress Matilda.

Stephen was imprisoned at Bristol, but his wife, the Countess Matilda, kept faith, and the Empress was soon forced out of London. With the capture of her most able lieutenant, the Earl of Gloucester, Matilda was eventually obliged to release Stephen from captivity, and he was restored to the throne in November of the same year. In December 1142, the Empress was besieged at Oxford, but she managed to escape.

In 1147, Empress Matilda's adolescent son, Henry (the eventual King Henry II), decided to assist in the war effort by raising a small army of mercenaries and invading England. Rumors of this army's size terrified Stephen's retainers, although in truth the force was very small. Having been defeated twice in battle, and with no money to pay his mercenaries, the young Henry appealed to his uncle Robert for aid but was turned away. Desperately, and in secret, the boy then asked Stephen for help. According to the Gesta Stephani, "On receiving the message, the king, who was ever full of pity and compassion, hearkened to the young man..." and bestowed upon him money and other support. Despite this generosity, there is no evidence for the rumors that Stephen was Henry's biological father.

Stephen maintained his precarious hold on the throne for the remainder of his lifetime. However, following the death of his son and heir, Eustace, in 1153, he was persuaded to reach a compromise with Empress Matilda whereby her son would succeed Stephen on the English throne as King Henry II.

Stephen died at Dover, and was buried in Faversham Abbey, which he had founded with Countess Matilda in 1147

Besides Eustace, Stephen and Matilda had two other sons, Baldwin (d. before 1135), and William of Blois (Count of Mortain and Boulogne, and Earl of Surrey or Warenne). They also had two daughters, Matilda and Marie of Boulogne. In addition to these children, Stephen fathered at least three illegitimate children, one of whom, Gervase, became Abbot of Westminster.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (the Peterborough Chronicle, second continuation) provides a moving and succinct appraisal of Stephen's reign:

"In the days of this King there was nothing but strife, evil, and robbery, for quickly the great men who were traitors rose against him. When the traitors saw that Stephen was a good-humoured, kindly, and easy-going man who inflicted no punishment, then they committed all manner of horrible crimes . . . And so it lasted for nineteen years while Stephen was King, till the land was all undone and darkened with such deeds, and men said openly that Christ and his angels slept".

Benedict, Rose E., age 95 of Roseville formerly of New Brighton. Precededin death by husband Theodore. Survived by children, Jerome and wifeFlorence of Bloomington, Joyce Scott of Roseville formerly of Fridley,Julie Esteb of Roseville; 4 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; otherrelatives & friends. Mass of Christian Burial 1pm Tuesday at ST. JOHN THEBAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 835 2nd Ave NW, New Brighton. Visitation 11am totime of service Tuesday at church. Interment St. John's Cemetery, NewBrighton.

Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. Chester, who died Thursday, Jan. 14, inthe Odd Fellows Home in Northfield, were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.,Jan. 18, in the Little Prairie Methodist Church. The Rev. Herbert Adamsof the Northfield Assembly of God Church officiated, and Mrs. Cecil Codewas organist Soloist was William Collins of Dundas, who sang "How GreatThou Art," and a duet, "Beyond the Sunset," was sung by Mr. and Mrs.Carroll Wilson of Faribault. Burial was at Groveland Cemetery.Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Eugene Sellars, Ronald Chester, CliffordChester, Mark Babcock, Stanley Gray and Wayne Brandt. Mrs. Chester, theformer Marion Robbie, was born in Minneapolis Aug. 10, 1886, the daugtherof Alexander and Ellen Gowns Robbie. She spent her girlhood in the AlbertLea vicinity and attended the local schools there. She was united inmarriage to Ernest A. Chester on February 15, 1905 in Madison, and theylived there and in Pipestone County for a time. Coming to the Owatonnaarea for a while, thence to Sogn for several years, they came to Dundasin 1926 to make their home. On Aug. 1, 1970 they took up residence in theOdd Fellows Home. Upon taking up residence in Dundas, Mrs. Chester becamea member of the Dundas Methodist Church and the Womens Society, servingfaithfully until its closing in 1966. She then joined the Assembly of GodChurch in Northfield. Surviving her are her husband; four sons, Lawrenceof Dundas, Hughbert of Hastings, Robert of Faribault and Elmer of St.Paul; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Sellars (Bernice) of Northfield; Mrs.Archie Babcock (Ruth) of Lonsdale, and Mrs. J. A. Gray (Lila) of Macon,Ga.; 47 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and two brothers Colin G.Robbie of Minneapolis and William Robbie of Dundas. Preceding her indeath were her parents, two sons, one in infancy and Kenneth Chester in1953; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Among the many whoattended the services were relatives from Macon, Ga.; Bellview, Neb.;College Station, Texas; Burnham, Ill.; Lansing, Ill.; Hammond, Ind.;Marietta, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Forest Lake, Hager City, Wis.;Rochester; Cokato; and Hastings.
Faribault Daily News, 27 January 1971

Edmund Benedict, 94, of River Falls died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at TheLutheran Home: River Falls.
He was born Oct. 1, 1905, in Roberts, the son of Frank and Louise (Radatz) Benedict. He farmed most of his life and was a salesman for John Deere.
He married Edythe Bengston at St. Bridget Catholic Church on Nov. 18, 1935. He has been a longtime member of St. Bridget Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise; his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Edythe, of River Falls; his son, Ronald of Hammond; his daughters: Virginia and Donald Schwan of Star Prairie, Carol and Tom Becker of Roberts, and Sharon and Emery Pluff of S. St. Paul; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral was Tuesday, Dec. 28, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Bridget Cemetery.

John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, KG, PC, JP (c. 1485 - 14 March1554/1555) was an English royal minister in the Tudor era. He servedvariously as Lord High Admiral and Lord Privy Seal.
Among lands and property he was given by Henry VIII after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, were the Abbey and town of Tavistock, and the area that is now Covent Garden.
Russell is the ancestor of all subsequent Earls and Dukes of Bedford and Earls Russell, including John Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and philosopher Bertrand Russell.
John Russell was born c.1485 probably at Berwick-by-Swyre, Dorset, the son James Russell(d. November 1505)[2] and his 1st wife Alice Wise, da. of Thomas Wise of Sidenham, near Tavistock, Devon.[3] James's father was possibly William Russell, but more likely his brother John Russell(d.1505) by his wife Alice Froxmere, da. of John Froxmere of Droitwich, Worcs.[4] John was the son of Henry Russell(d.1463/4), and Elizabeth Herring, da. of John Herring of Chaldon Herring. Henry, great-grandfather of the 1st Earl, was a substantial wine merchant and shipper, who represented Weymouth in the House of Commons 4 times.[5] The Russell pedigree can only be traced back with certainty to Henry Russell's father, Stephen Russell, the evidence being contained in a deed of April 1440 [6] in which Henry Russell made over to his daughter Cristina and her husband Walter Cheverell of Chauntemarle, a tenement in Dorchester to be held of himself and his heirs upon rent of a red rose. In the deed Henry referred to himself as son and heir of Stephen Russell and of Alice his wife.[7] This Alice appears to have been the heir general of the De la Tour family,[8] which had long owned Berwick-by-Swyre, and by whom therefore the manor was brought into the Russell family. Both Henry and Stephen were referred to as Gascoigne as well as Russell, possibly due to their wine trade with France, as in a 1442 pardon under the Privy Seal referring to Henry Russell of Weymouth, merchant, alias Henry Gascoign, gentleman.[9] It was long believed in the noble Russell family, certainly by the 2nd Earl of Bedford, that the family was descended from the ancient family of Russell of Kingston Russell in Dorset, 3 miles NE of Berwick, which descent was declared unproven by Gladys Scott Thomson, FRHist.Soc., in her Two Centuries of Family History, London (1930), an exhaustive and scholarly work on the early pedigree of the Earls of Bedford. For a disambiguation of the Bedford Russells and the Russells of Kingston Russell, see Kingston Russell.
In 1506 John Russell was of service to Philip of Austria and Juana his wife (King and Queen of Castile) when they were shipwrecked off Weymouth, and was introduced to the Court by them. He became Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Henry VII in 1507 and Henry VIII in 1509, who employed him in various military and diplomatic missions during the War of the League of Cambrai. He was at the taking of Thérouanne and Tournai. He was knighted on 2 July 1522 after losing an eye at the taking of Morlaix in Brittany, and he witnessed the Battle of Pavia.
In the spring of 1526, he married Anne Sapcote, widow of John Broughton and of Sir Richard Jerningham, and daughter of Sir Guy Sapcote and his wife Margaret Wolston, and made alterations to Chenies Manor House to reflect his new good fortunes. He now stood in favor with the King and Cardinal Wolsey, though he would not suffer disgrace at the fall of the latter.
He was made Sheriff of Dorset and Somerset in 1528 and served as Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire 1529-1536, retaining the royal favor despite the antipathy of Anne Boleyn. Late in 1536, he was made a Privy Counsellor, and helped to suppress the Pilgrimage of Grace.
The fall and execution of the Marquess of Exeter left a vacuum of power in the southwestern counties of England, which Russell would be called upon to fill. On 9 March 1538/1539 he was created Baron Russell, and appointed Lord President of the Council of the West. In the next month, he was made a Knight of the Garter. In July 1539 he was made High Steward of Cornwall, and Lord Warden of the Stannaries.
The Council of the West proved unsuccessful as an instrument of government, and did not survive the fall of Cromwell. Russell, however, remained a great magnate in the western counties, and obtained the office of Lord High Admiral in 1540. (The previous holder, the Earl of Southampton, replaced Cromwell as Lord Privy Seal.) After Henry VIII met Anne of Cleves at Rochester, the next day he asked Russell if he thought her fair? Russell replied he took her not to be fair, but of a brown complexion.[11] In 1542, Russell himself resigned the Admiralty and succeeded to the Privy Seal on the death of Southampton. He was High Steward of the University of Oxford from 1543 till his death.
During the Italian War of 1542, he unsuccessfully besieged Montreuil in 1544, and was Captain General of the Vanguard of the army for the attack on Boulogne in 1545. He was a close companion of Henry VIII during the last years of his reign. On Henry's death, he was one of the executors of the King's will, and one of sixteen counsellors during the minority of Edward VI.
On 16 June 1553 he was one of the twenty-six Peers who signed the settlement of the crown on Lady Jane Grey. He was sent to attend Philip II into England on his coming from Spain to wed the Queen.
He died 14 March 1554/1555 and was buried at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, in the private Bedford Chapel of the church next to his manor there.
Russell is the ancestor of all subsequent Earls and Dukes of Bedford and Earls Russell, including John Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and philosopher Bertrand Russell.
On the dissolution of the greater monasteries Henry VIII granted him lands and properties including the Cistercian Abbey at Dunkeswell, Devon, the Abbey of Tavistock, Devon, and the town of Tavistock. He was also granted seven acres (28,000 m2) called "Long Acre", and the kitchen garden of Westminster Abbey, which is now the site of "Covent Garden".[1] He was Lord High Steward for Edward's coronation 20 February 1547. He was created Earl of Bedford on 19 January 1549/1550 for his assistance in carrying out the order of the Council against "images" and for promoting the new religion. In 1552, he was made Lord Lieutenant of Devon.

BROWN, Cecil Henry - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 10,2005, in Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound, in his 80th year.Cecil was the beloved husband of the late Manetta Brown (1996); lovingfather of Ken and his wife Anna, New Lowell, and Emilie and her husband,Kevin McDonald, Owen Sound; dear grandfather of Neil, Natalie,Christopher, Charlene, Sarah, and Geoffrey; great-grandfather of Jessica.He was a brother of Lawrence and his wife Hester, Jeanette and herhusband, Eugene Bartlett and the late Gerald, and brother-in-law ofFletcher Ward and his wife Marion; Charlotte and her husband John Legge,the late Avery Ward and the late Mabel McCamon. Friends will be receivedat Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.),Stayner, Ont. (1-866-428-2637), from 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, forthe funeral service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment in Stayner UnionCemetery. Remembrances to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Halifax Herald, 12 December 2005

Possible ID:
PEARL BETSY BENEDICT, b. 7/9/1888, d. 08 Aug 1962 at Clearwater County, MN
See certid# 1962-MN-003046
PEARL M. BENDICT, b. 3/12/1887, d. 6/19/1971 at Los Angeles

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Idwal ap Cadwaladr (c.650-720; reigned from c.682) (Latin: Ituvellus; English: Judwald), also known as Idwal Iwrch ('Roebuck'), was a king of Gwynedd.

Following the death of Idwal's father, Cadwaladr Fendigaid, the history of Gwynedd enters into a somewhat hazy period. His nickname of 'Roebuck' suggests a young man of small stature, and the historical record indicates that he was probably not involved in any major, prolonged conflicts with neighboring kingdoms, focusing instead on the domestic situation of Gwynedd.

Nonetheless, it was during the time of Idwal's reign that the nearby kingdom of Mercia to the west was growing in power and influence. Idwal may have been involved in a series of raids on Mercian territory carried out by the neighboring Welsh kingdom of Powys during the reign of the Mercian king Coenred. These raids, if they did indeed occur, and if Gwynedd was indeed involved, seem to have been relatively isolated, and did not result in any sort of more organized conflict.

Robert de Beaumont; allegedly 1st Earl of Leicester of the c1102creation. [Burke's Peerage]


On Leicester, Earldom of [Burke's Peerage, p. 1671]:

Robert de Beaumont, a companion in arms of William I (The Conqueror) atHastings was granted after the Conquest much land in the Midlands of England, but most of it was in Warwickshire rather than Leicestershire.Indeed his younger brother became Earl of Warwick. Robert also held territory in Normandy and is usually referred to as Count of Meulan. He was a leading political figure in the reigns of William II and Henry Iand on the death of one Ives de Grandmesnil in the First Crusade, the funds for campaigning in which Ives had raised from Robert on the security of his estates, [Robert] came into full possession of them, including a sizeable part of Leicester. The rest of the town was granted him by Henry I and it is possible that he became Earl of Leicester.



ROBERT DE BEAUMONT, SEIGNEUR OF BEAUMONT, PONT-AUDEMER, BRIONNE ANDVATTEVILLE in Normandy, and from 1081 COUNT OF MEULAN in the FrenchVexin, son and heir, born circa 1046. When very young he accompanied DukeWilliam to England and distinguished himself at the battle of Hastings,and received large grants of lands in co. Warwick, with smaller holdingsin cos. Leicester, Northants, and Wilts. On 14 July 080, as Robert de Bellomonte, he witnessed the foundation charter of Lessay, and next year he inherited from his mother's family the comté of Meulan. Thereafter he is continuously styled Count (Comes) of Meulan. After the death of the Conqueror he adhered to William Rufus, and was high in favour at his court. He quarrelled with Robert of Normandy about the castellanship of Brionne, in consequence of the exchange of Brionne for Ivry made by hisfather. He was imprisoned, but was released at the intercession of his father Roger, who eventually succeeded in obtaining Brionne in fee. He succeeded to the greater part of his father's lands in Normandy,including Beaumont, Pont-Audemer, Vatteville and Brionne. This paternalinheritance, added to his French comté and his great possessions in cos.Warwick and Leicester, made him one of the most powerful vassals of theCrown. He became one of the chief lay ministers of William Rufus, withwhom he sided against Robert Courtheuse in 1098, and when William invadedthe French Vexin in 1097 he received his troops in his fortresses of thecomté of Meulan. After the death of William Rufus he became one of thechief advisers of Henry I. On the death of Ives de Grandmesnil onCrusade, Robert retained his estates, which Ives had mortgaged to himcirca 1102. Thereby he acquired one-quarter of the town of Leicester, the whole of which was later granted to him by the King. Robert thus added largely to his already vast possessions. In 1104 he was one of the Normanbarons who adhered to Henry on his arrival in Normandy. He was present in the King's army at Tenchebrai, 28 September 1106. In 1110 he was besieged at Meulan by Louis VI, who took the castle by storm, but in the followingyear he retaliated by a raid on Paris, which he plundered. Afterobtaining the whole town of Leicester he is said to have become EARL OFLEICESTER, but, being already Count of Meulan, was never so styled. Thereis no contemporary record that he had the third penny of the pleas of the county, but he doubtless acquired, with the Grandmesnil fief, the thirdpenny of the issues of the Mint at Leicester.

He married, in 1096, Isabel, called also Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh DE CREPl, called Hug "le Grand," COUNT OF VERMANDOIS. He died 5 June 1118,and was buried with his ancestors in the chapter house of Préaux (c). His widow married, very shortly after his death, William (DE WARINNE), EARLOF SURREY. [Complete Peerage VII:523-6, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

(c) Robert had three sons and five daughters. The sons were Waleran and Robert, twins born in 1104, and Hugh. Waleran, the eldest, succeeded to the Norman and French fiefs, and the English lands held by his grandfather, Roger de Beaumont in 1086. Robert succeeded his father as Earl of Leicester and Hugh is said to have been created Earl of Bedford.The names of only four of the daughter appear to be known--Adeline,Aubreye, Maud and Isabel or Elizabeth. Adeline m. Hugh IV Seigneur of Montfort-sur-Risle. Aubreye m. Hugh II Seigneur of Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais. Maud m. William Louvel, Seigneur of Ivri andBreval. Isabel, also called Elizabeth, was mistress of Henry I, and m.Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Pembroke.

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Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and Count of Meulan (died June 5, 1118) was a powerful English and French nobleman, revered as one of the wisest men of his age. Chroniclers speak highly of his eloquence, his learning, and three kings of England valued his counsel.

He was the eldest son of Roger de Beaumont and Adeline of Meulan, and an older brother of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick. He accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, where his service earned him more than 91 lordships and manors. When his mother died in 1081, Robert inherited the title of Count of Meulan. In 1100 Robert was with William Rufus in the New Forest when the latter died under sudden and violent circumstances. He then pledged alligience to William Rufus' brother, Henry I of England, who created him Earl of Leicester in 1107.

In 1096 he married Isabella de Vermandois, daughter of Hugh Magnus and a scion of the French royal family. Their children were:

1. Emma de Beaumont (born 1102)
2. Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (born 1104)
3. Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (born 1104)
4. Hugh de Beaumont, Earl of Bedford (born c. 1106)
5. Adeline de Beaumont, married Hugh IV of Montfort-sur-Risle
6. Amicia de Beaumont, married Hugh of Château-neuf-Thimerais
7. Aubrey de Beaumont, married William Lovel
8. Isabel de Beaumont, a mistress of King Henry I of England and the mother of Strongbow.

According to Henry of Huntingdon, Robert died of shame after "a certain earl carried off the lady he had espoused, either by some intrigue or by force and stratagem." His wife Isabella remarried in 1118 to William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey.

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Rhodri ap Idwal (c.690-c.754; reigned from c.720) (Latin: Rodericus; English: Roderick), also known as Rhodri Molwynog ('the Bald and Gray'), was a king of Gwynedd.

The son of Idwal Iwrch and his wife, Princess Angrahad of Brittany, comparatively little is known of Rhodri's life or accomplishments. There is even some debate as to when he actually assumed the throne of Gwynedd, with the years 712, 720, 722 or 730 being the most probable candidates. Legend suggests that Rhodri successfully invaded and occupied Dumnonia for a time, before being expelled by the Saxons. This story may indeed be apocryphal, and others have suggested that Rhodri instead have focused on strengthening the island of Anglesey, which, by this time had become the stronghold of the kingdom. This argument is based on the understanding that Æthelbald, king of Mercia and self-styled Bretwalda, was continuing to press the kingdoms of Wales, and that Rhodri would have been far more likely to have been forced to adopt a defensive, rather than offensive, policy in dealing with incursions from Mercia and other Anglo-Saxon principalities.

Rhodri married Margaret ferch Duplory, an Irish princess, who bore him a son by the name of Cynan Dindaethwy. Because of the limited reliable information surrounding this period in Welsh history, it is not entirely clear who succeeded Rhodri upon his death, although the most likely candidate seems to be Caradog ap Meirion, a distant cousin, and not his son, who would ascend to the throne only after the death of Caradog.

Never married

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Cadwallon ap Cadfan (c. 591-633/634) was the King of Gwynedd from around 625 until his death in battle in 633 or 634. The son and successor of Cadfan ap Iago, he is best remembered for devastating Northumbria and defeating and killing its king, Edwin, prior to his own death in battle against Oswald of Bernicia.

Cadwallon was initially defeated by Edwin of Northumbria, who invaded Anglesey, and was besieged by the Northumbrians at Priestholm (or Glannauc), a small island off eastern Anglesey. The Annales Cambriae dates this siege to 629. [1] According to Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain (which includes a fairly extensive account of Cadwallon's life but is largely legendary-for example, Geoffrey has Cadwallon surviving until after the Battle of Winwaed in 654 or 655), Cadwallon subsequently went to Ireland, and then to the island of Guernsey. From there, according to Geoffrey, Cadwallon led an army into Dumnonia, where he encountered and defeated the Mercians besieging Exeter, and forced their king, Penda, into an alliance. Geoffrey also reports that Cadwallon married a half-sister of Penda. However, his history is, on this as well as all matters, suspect, and it should be treated with caution.

In any case, Penda and Cadwallon together made war against the Northumbrians. A battle was fought at Hatfield Chase on October 12, 633 (or 632, according to another interpretation of the chronology), which ended in the defeat and death of Edwin and his son Osfrith. After this, the Kingdom of Northumbria fell into disarray, divided between its sub-kingdoms of Deira and Bernicia, but the war continued: according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, "Cadwallon and Penda went and did for the whole land of Northumbria". Bede, in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, tells us that Cadwallon was besieged by the new king of Deira, Osric, "in a strong town"; Cadwallon, however, "sallied out on a sudden with all his forces, by surprise, and destroyed him [Osric] and all his army." After this, according to Bede, Cadwallon ruled over the "provinces of the Northumbrians" for a year, "not like a victorious king, but like a rapacious and bloody tyrant." Furthermore, Bede tells us that "...Cadwalla [Cadwallon], though he bore the name and professed himself a Christian, was so barbarous in his disposition and behaviour, that he neither spared the female sex, nor the innocent age of children, but with savage cruelty put them to tormenting deaths, ravaging all their country for a long time, and resolving to cut off all the race of the English within the borders of Britain."

The king of Bernicia, Eanfrith, was also killed by Cadwallon when the former went to him in an attempt to negotiate peace. However, Cadwallon was defeated by an army under Eanfrith's brother, Oswald, at the Battle of Heavenfield, "though he had most numerous forces, which he boasted nothing could withstand". Cadwallon's soldiers fled after a battle, and he was killed at a place called "Denis's-brook".

Age at death 22 years, 4 months, 24 days

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Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon (c. 633-682, reigned from c. 655) (Latin: Catuvelladurus; English: Cadwallader), also known as Cadwaladr Fendigaid ('the Blessed') was a king of Gwynedd. Welsh chroniclers consider him to be one the greatest British kings to have ever lived, Geoffrey of Monmouth included him in his Historia Regum Britanniae (vii,3) as the last in the line of legendary Kings of the Britons. His standard, the red dragon, was later adopted by Henry VII of England, founder of the Tudor dynasty , who claimed descent from Cadwaladr.

The son of Cadwallon ap Cadfan, Cadwaladr was only a child when his father was killed by the army of Oswald of Bernicia at the Battle of Heavenfield, and Cadfael Cadomedd took over in Gwynedd. Raised abroad, either in Ireland, Brittany or in a neighboring Welsh kingdom, Cadwaladr eventually reclaimed his family's throne from Cadfael, and went on to challenge the West Saxons in Somerset in 658, unsuccessfully. Cadwaladr was arguably the last Welsh ruler to mount a serious counteroffensive against the Anglo-Saxon forces that had overrun England since the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It may be for this reason that Geoffrey of Monmouth chose to end his narrative of British kings with Cadwaladr.

After these initial military escapades, Cadwaladr seemingly settled down and focused on the domestic situation, establishing several religious foundations in Gwynedd and gaining a reputation as a devout, pious leader; so much so that, after his death, the Welsh church came to regard him as a saint.

According to the Annales Cambriae, he died of plague in 682. Other sources suggest he may have been the victim of an earlier plague, in 663/664, but such an early death would seem to extend the reign of his successor, Idwal to an improbable length.

Louis the Pious (also known as Louis I, Louis the Fair and Louis theDebonaire, German form: Ludwig der Fromme, French form: Louis le Pieux orLouis le Débonnaire, Spanish form: Ludovico Ṕıo) (April 16, 778 - June20, 840) was Emperor and King of the Franks from 814 to 840.

Born in Casseuil-sur-Garonne, in today's Gironde, France, the second son of Charlemagne, Louis was crowned king of Aquitaine as a child and sent there with regents and a court to rule in order to quiet rebellions which were forming after Charlemagne's defeat by the Moors in Spain.

When Charlemagne's other sons Pepin (810) and Charles (811) died, he was crowned co-emperor with Charlemagne in 813. On his father's death in 814, he inherited the entire Frankish kingdom and all its possessions. He was crowned emperor by Pope Stephen V in Reims in 816. Louis used Benedict of Aniane, a Septimanian Visigothic nobleman and monastic founder to help him reform the Frankish church. One of Benedict's primary reforms was to ensure that all religious houses in Louis' realm adhered to the Rule of St Benedict, named for its creator, Benedict of Nursia (AD 480-550).

Like most Frankish men Louis, who was the second son of Charlemagne, expected to share his inheritance with his brothers Charles the Younger and Pepin. However, both of them died before he did - Charles in battle and Pepin subsequent to his blinding and confinement after joining in a revolt against his father - and Louis inherited the Frankish empire intact.

Shortly after his accession, he secured his position as emperor in a "moral purge," in which he sent all of his illegitimate half-brothers to monasteries and all of his unmarried sisters to nunneries. In 817, his nephew Bernard, King of Italy, rebelled against his overlordship, and after suppressing the rebellion, he had Bernard blinded and imprisoned. Bernard died the next year. As a deeply religious man, however, Louis wanted to make penance for causing Bernard's death, and did so at Attigny in 822, in front of the nobles of the realm. This act greatly reduced his prestige as a ruler.

In 817, Louis laid out plans for an orderly succession by dividing the empire between his three sons from his first marriage with Ermengarde: Lothair (who was crowned king of Italy and co-emperor), Pepin of Aquitaine (king of Aquitaine) and Louis (king of Bavaria). After Ermengarde's death, he remarried with Judith of Bavaria and had a fourth son, Charles, in 823. Louis' attempts to add Charles to his will met with the stiff resistance of his older sons, and the last decade of his reign was marked by civil war. In 829, he stripped Lothair of his position of co-emperor and banished him to Italy. In 830, the three brothers invaded their father's lands, forcing him to abdicate in favor of Lothar. Louis the Pious returned to power the next year and stripped Lothar not only of imperial title, but also of the kingdom of Italy, which he bestowed on Charles. Pepin revolted, followed by Louis the German in 832, and Lothar, with the support of Pope Gregory IV, joined the revolt in 833. The brothers defeated their father and imprisoned him along with Charles. Judith was sent to a nunnery, while Pepin and Louis the German both annexed formerly imperial lands. In 835, however, the family made peace and restored Louis to the imperial throne.

When Pepin died in 838, Louis the Pious declared Charles the new king of Aquitaine. The nobles, however, elected Pepin's son Pepin II. When Louis died in 840, the dispute plunged the brothers into a civil war that was only settled in 843 by the Treaty of Verdun (843) which split the Frankish realm into three parts, the kernels of later France and Germany. The dispute over the kingship of Aquitaine was not fully settled until 860.

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According to Roberts, Sir John Hungerford was married to Mary Berkeley(sister of Elizabeth [Lady Throckmorton]) when Bridget Hungerford (wholater m. Sir Wiliam Lisle) was begotten. THis calls into question theFettiplace line.


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