His mother remarried to V. D. Wells

CHAMBERLAIN - In Honolulu, February 1, 1907, Mrs. Celia W. Chamberlain,after a lingering illness of six years, aged 75 years eight months and 20days.
The funeral services will be held in the Sunday school room of Kawaiahao church at 3:30 this afternoon. Interment in the Mission cemetery.

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Egbert (also Ecgberht or Ecgbert) (c. 770- July 839) was King of Wessex from 802 until his death. Under Egbert, Wessex rose to become the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, overthrowing the supremacy of Mercia.

A somewhat difficult question has arisen as to the parentage of Egbert. Under the year 825, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that in his eastern conquests Egbert recovered what had been the rightful property of his kin. The father of Egbert was called Ealhmund, and we find an Ealhmund, king in Kent, mentioned in a charter dated 784, who is identified with Egbert's father in a late addition to the Chronicle under the date 784. It is possible, however, that the Chronicle in 825 refers to some claim through Ine of Wessex from whose brother Ingeld Egbert was descended.

After the murder of King Cynewulf in 786, Egbert may have contested the succession, but the throne went to Beorhtric, an ally of Offa of Mercia. Starting probably in 789, Egbert went into exile after being expelled by Offa and Beorhtric. He spent this exile with the Franks on the continent, and although it is said to have lasted three years, some historians have suggested that this period may have actually lasted thirteen years (789-802), as this would account for Egbert's whereabouts during the whole period preceding Beorhtric's death.

Beorhtric ruled subject to the Mercian kings (Offa and, from 796, Coenwulf), and Egbert probably sought greater independence for Wessex. He was acknowledged as king by the West Saxons following Beorhtric's death in 802, but on the same day as his accession to the throne, Ælthelmund, earl of the Hwicce, led a raid into Wessex. Ælthelmund was defeated and killed by Weoxtan, earl of Wiltshire, who also lost his life in the battle.

In 815 Egbert ravaged the whole of the territories of the West Welsh, which probably at this time did not include much more than Cornwall; it is probably from his reign that Cornwall can be considered subject to Wessex. The next important occurrence in the reign was the defeat of Beornwulf of Mercia at a place called Ellandun in 825. After this victory, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex submitted to Wessex; while the East Anglians, who rose against Mercian rule and slew Beornwulf shortly afterwards, acknowledged Egbert as overlord. In 829 the king conquered Mercia, and Northumbria accepted him as overlord after refusing to fight his forces at Dore (now a suburb of Sheffield). In 830 he led a successful expedition against the Welsh, and it was in the same year that Mercia regained its independence under Wiglaf, although it is uncertain whether this was achieved through a rebellion or was the result of a grant by Egbert to Wiglaf. In 836 Egbert was defeated by the Danes, but in 838 he won a battle against them and their allies the West Welsh at Hingston Down in Cornwall.

Egbert married Redburga, a Frankish princess (possibly a sister-in-law of the emperor Charlemagne), and had two sons and a daughter. Egbert died in about 839, and was buried at Winchester. He was succeeded by his son, King Ethelwulf of Wessex.

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Ethelwulf was the elder son of King Egbert of Wessex. He was born some time around 800 AD, and succeeded his father as King of Wessex in 839. He fought the invading Danes, whose raids had increased considerably. A major victory for Ethelwulf was archived at "Acleah", probably Ockley. Ethelwulf also defeated Cyngen ap Cadell of Wales together with Mercia. In 855, after his wife's death, he went in a pilgrimage to Rome with a younger son, Alfred. In the return journey in 856, he was deposed by his eldest son, Ethelbald. He died January 13, 858 and was buried first at Steyning and then later transferred to Winchester. The image here is an imaginary portrait drawn by an unknown artist in the 18th century, who probably was the same artist who did many other portraits of other Saxon kings.

FAIRPORT - Reba P. Unckless, 90, of 120 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 52,Fairport, and a former Canastota resident, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004 ather home, following a brief illness.
She was born on June 30, 1914, in Canastota, the daughter of Julius J. and Elizabeth Foster Phillips.
Reba was a 1932 graduate of Canastota High School and Cazenovia Seminary. She attended the Crane School of Music at Potsdam State Normal School, later becoming a music teacher.
She spent her early years in Canastota, and had also lived in Schenevus, as well as Jewel, N.Y. and Zephyrhills, Fla. for many years, moving to Fairport in 1998.
Reba was a Past Matron of the Schenevus Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Zephyrhills Methodist Church.
She enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Reba married Robert C. Unckless on Dec. 30, 1934 in Cazenovia. Robert died on June 22, 1983.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda U. and Neil Waters of Middlebury, Vt.; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Karen Unckless of Fairport; two grandchildren, Amy Unckless and her husband, Marc Gallagher of New York City, and Robert Unckless and his fiancée, Heather Fiore of Rochester; several cousins and close friends.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2004 at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota. The Rev. David H. Love, will officiate.
Interment will be in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota.
There will be no calling hours, but the family will greet friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Senior Options for Independence, c/o 31 S. Main St., Fairport, NY 14450 or a charity of their choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Oneida Dispatch, 23 September 2004

Warren Chamberlain died at the home of his son W. W. Chamberlain, on Dec.9, 1914, aged eighty-five years, and his body was laid to rest inKawaiahao cemetery after a beautiful service conducted by Rev. A. A.Ebersole in the old stone church.
Warren Chamberlain was born July 17, 1829, in a grass house in Honolulu, and in April of 1832 moved with his parents into the large coral house now called the Chamberlain House. He was the eldest son of Levi Chamberlain, Secular Agent of the Hawaiian Mission, and in 1836, at the age of seven years, he and a younger brother were sent in a whaling ship around Cape Horn to New London, Conn. in 1841 he entered Williston Seminary, East Hampton, at it commencement, which school he attended for some years. Probably early approaching deafness influenced him in the choice of a course in agriculture, and he returned to Hawaii in 1850 an educated farmer. He bought land in Waialua and engaged in agriculture and grazing till 1867, being the pioneer sugar planter there, After leaving Waialua he was Superintendent of Grounds at Punahou, taking charge of the boys in their outdoor lessons, as Mr. Rice, his predecessor, had done. In 1870 he entered the Statistical Bureau of the Custom House in Honolulu, where he served faithfully for thirty years, retiring in 1900, at the age of seventy-one years.
He was married in 1854 to Miss Celia P. Wright, a devoted wife who preceded him to the better land in 1907. He was a good husband, a kind and loving father and a true unselfish friend. He was a charter member of the 2nd Foreign Church, afterward called Fort St. Church, organized in 1851, and in 1866 was one of a committee of five to petition for a charter for Central Union Church. He was one of the original members of the Cousinsʼ Society, contributed to the Mail Wreath, and in his eighty-first year wrote for the Annual Report of 1910 a very valuable paper entitled, "Incidents and remembrances connect with the Chamberlain House."
The Sixty-Third Annual Report of the Hawaiian Mission Childrenʼs Society, 1915

possible Id: Baby Girl Gross born 21 January 1941 at Crow Wing County toWalter Martin Gross (10 May 1916 to Dec 1986 ) and Delcie Butler.

PIERCE. Marilyn J. Pierce, 70, of Glastonbury, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997)in a local convalescent home. Born in Springfield, MA, daughter ofMadeline W. Pierce and the late Donald S. Pierce, Sr. she lived inGlastonbury for many years. She worked in the banking business doingclerical work for many years. Marilyn was an over 50 year member of theFirst Church of Christ, Cong. Glastonbury, a member and past Regent ofthe DAR of Glastonbury, a member of the Genealogical Society of Conn., amember of the Patriot Daughters of the Revolution. She was helpful intracing genealogies of others in the country. Besides her mother, sheleaves a brother, Donald S. Piece, Jr. and his wife Jeannette of SouthBurlington, VT; six nephews and nieces and ten grand-nephews and nieces.Funeral Service will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. in the First Church ofChrist, Glastonbury. Friends may call at the Glastonbury Funeral Home,450 New London Tpke. Glastonbury, Wednesday noon to Service Time.
The Hartford Courant, 4 November 1997

He and his wife first settled on a little farm spot of land (21 acres) 5miles from his old paternal home at the head (south end) of SkaneatelesLake near Cortland, N.Y. where they lived less than two years. Then theytraded it for 80 acres in Minnesota near Farmington (Forest Township,Rice County), but moved to Iowa where they lived six years, He working atwagon work, 3 years in Waterloo, and 3 years on the old place that fatherWright lived on. They went to look at the Minnesota farm (one which hehad not previously seen) on 27 Aug 1866, was gone 3 weeks, returning toIowa until the spring of 1867, at which time they moved to the MinnesotaFarm (Lived on this place for 29 years but went to Michigan for a year in1871 to engage in fruit culture, subsequently becoming specialists insmall fruit growing and a pioneer in the cultivation of Amber sugar cane,which he manufactured into syrup). They sold that farm in 1896 (" Motherthought it would never sell"). He and Louisa, with daughter Alice, sonOrville and his new wife May, moved lock, stock and barrel (a platformbuggy, a team of horses, a cow and calf, the old cane mill along withenough feed for the animals in a box car) to Cal. (Los Angeles and Selma)for less than a year, returning to a new farm of 62 Acres (the oldDennison place) in the N. E. corner of the city limits of Faribault,Rice, MN in 1897. Both he and Louisa moved to Ruskin, Florida in 1910where they died after being sick 7 days from Malarial fever.

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Ealhmund (d. 785?), also known as Alckmund of Wessex, was a King of Kent (c. 784 - c. 785). The 784 entry of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle mentions Ealhmund as the father of Egbert, but this is uncertain.

Ealhmund probably became king following the death of Egbert II around the year 784. There is little historical evidence for his reign. A charter of 784 survives, in which Ealhmund granted land to the Abbot of Reculver. Significantly, this charter makes no mention of Offa of Mercia, who had ruled Kent directly or indirectly for most of the 760s and 770s; we may consider this as evidence that Ealhmund was acting independent of Offa's authority, perhaps as a consequence of a possible Kentish victory at the Battle of Otford in 776.

If this was the case, however, it did not last: Offa invaded Kent again around the year 785 and Ealhmund was probably killed in battle. After this, Offa ruled Kent directly.

In 1870, the family came to Minnesota from Clevelad. Ferdinand Radatzpurchased forty-five acres of land at seven dollars per acre, and on thiswild tract erected a little log shanty of two rooms and a log barn.Later, in 1876, he bought eighty acres more, at fifteen dollars per acre,and in 1886 he sold his land at sixty dollars an acre and moved to St.Paul, eventually going to Otter Tail county, Minnesota, where his deathoccurred when he was seventy-nine years of age, his wife having passedaway on the old homestead in 1882.
From the History of St. Paul and vicinity : a chronicle of progress and a narrative account of the industries, institutions, and people of the city and its tributary territory.

He and his wife died of typhoid fever

A service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens FuneralChapel for David H. McNary, who died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Vancouver.He was 77.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Esther K., at home; two daughters, Diane McNary and Laura McNary, both of Vancouver; and two sisters, Ruth Clausnitzer and Ada Machalk, both of Vancouver.
Mr. McNary was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Vancouver and lived his entire life in Clark County.
He was a telephone wiring installer before retiring in 1983.
Mr. McNary was a member of the Communication Workers of America, Film Pak Camera Club and the Pioneer Club. A 1943 Vancouver High School graduate, he enjoyed playing chess and reading. He visited 49 states.
Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery.
The Columbian, 30 January 2002

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Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel (May 1, 1285 - November 17, 1326) was an English nobleman prominent in the contention between Edward II and his barons and second de facto Earl of the FitzAlan line. He was born 1 May 1285 in the Castle of Marlborough. He was the son of Richard FitzAlan, 8th Earl of Arundel and Alisia de Saluzzo (also known as Alice), daughter of Thomas I, marquis of Saluzzo in Italy. He succeeded to his father's estates and titles in 1302. He was summoned to Parliament, 9 November 1306, as Earl of Arundel, and took part in the Scottish wars of that year.

Arundel bore the royal robes at Edward II's coronation, but he soon fell out with the king's favorite Piers Gaveston. In 1310 he was one of the Lords Ordainer, and he was one of the 5 earls who allied in 1312 to oust de Gaveston. Arundel resisted reconciling with the King after de Gaveston's death, and in 1314 he along with some other earls refused to help the king's Scottish campaign, which contributed in part to the English defeat at Bannockburn.

A few years later Arundel allied with king Edward's new favorites, Hugh le Despenser and his son of the same name, and had his son and heir Richard married to a daughter of the younger Hugh le Despenser. He reluctantly consented to the Despenser's banishment in 1321, and joined the king's efforts to restore them in 1321. Over the following years Arundel was one of the king's principal supporters, and after the capture of Roger Mortimer in 1322 he received a large part of the forfeited Mortimer estates. He also held the two great offices governing Wales, becoming justice of Wales in 1322 and warden of the Welsh marches in 1325.

After Mortimer's escape from prison and invasion of England in 1326, amongst the barons only Arundel and his brother-in-law Warenne remained loyal to the king. Their defensive efforts were ineffective, and Arundel was captured and executed at the behest of Queen Isabella.

Arundel married Alice Warenne, sister and eventual heiress of John de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey or Warenne and daughter of William de Warenne and Joan de Vere. Alice was living in 1330 but died before 23 May 1338. His estates and titles were forfeited when was executed, but they were eventually restored to his eldest son Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel.

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Redburga or Raedburh was the wife of king Egbert of Wessex and may have been the sister-in-law of Charlemagne as the sister of his fourth wife, Luitgarde; other sources describe her as his sister (although Charlemagne's only sister was named Gisela) or his great-granddaughter (which would be difficult to accomplish in the forty-six years after Charlemagne's birth) or the daughter of his sister-in-law or his niece. Some genealogies identify her as the granddaughter of Pepin the Short and great-granddaughter of Charles Martel; other scholars doubt that she existed at all, other than as a name in a much later manuscript.

She appears in a medieval manuscript from Oxford and is described as "regis Francorum sororia" which translates as "sister to the King of the Franks". More specifically, sororia means "pertaining to someone's sister", hence sister-in-law.

According to some accounts, Charlemagne arranged Raedburh's marriage to Egbert in the year 800. Egbert, who had been forced into exile at Charlemagne's court by Offa, King of Mercia, returned to England in 802, where he became King of Wessex and later king of all England. Raedburh's son Ethelwulf succeeded Egbert. Raedburh was also, according to this version of events, the grandmother of Thyra Dannebod Queen of Denmark, who was the wife of the Viking King Gorm "the Old" of Denmark and the mother of Harald Bluetooth Blataand King of Denmark.

Confusing matters still further is the rival tradition that Raedburh survived Egbert, who by these accounts died in 811. This individual devoted her life to helping the poor and became known as "Saint Ida of Herzfeld". Among her reported acts of kindness were filling a stone coffin with food each day, then giving it to the poor; she also reportedly founded the church at Hofstadt, Westphalia, and the convent of Herzfeld, sometimes recorded as Herford or Hervorden. where she is buried. She was canonized on November 26, 980, is the patron saint of brides and widows and is frequently depicted either as carrying a church or with a dove hovering over her head.

It appears, however, that this Saint Ida was married to a different Egbert, a duke of all Saxony between the Rhine and the Weser appointed by Charlemagne. Unless the Egbert reported in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to have regained his throne in Wessex in 802 was, in fact, serving instead as a feudal supporter of Charlemagne in Saxony for many of the years following his return to Wessex, Saint Ida was not the Raedburh who married Egbert of Wessex. Given the irreconcilable differences in the dates of death given for these two Egberts, that conclusion appears more likely.

This Egbert and Saint Ida are reported to be the parents of Warin, the abbot of Corvey from 826 to 856, Count Cobbo the Elder, and Addila or Mathilde, the abbess of Herzfeld; others suggest that a Saxon duke Liudolf, grandfather of Henry the Fowler, was also a son of Egbert and Ida and that Mathilde was their granddaughter.

Benjamin Foster Tupper, of Dundas, died Saturday morning, July 25, at theage of 76 years, 8 months and 24 days. The funeral services were heldMonday afternoon at the m. E. Church, conducted by rev. F. A. Edwards,assisted by rev. J. W. Stebbins of Northfield. A quartet composed ofWilliam Hoover, Mrs. Frank Emery, Miss Myrtle Emery and Frank Emeryrendered appropriate music. Mr. Tupper was born in Elsford, Nova Scotia,October 29, 1837. In 1864 he was united in marriage to Harriet SophiaPorter, of Halls Harbor, Nova Scotia. To this union eleven children wereborn, three of whom are deceased. They moved to Minnesota in 1874, andfirst lived on the McCadden farm, now occupied by W. W. Eldred, and latermoved to the farm on which his son, Elmer, now lives. About two years agoMr. Tupper came to Dundas to live. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife andeight children: john, of alberta, canada: Mrs. Thomas Hess of Beardsley:Dale, of Enderlin, N. D.: Embury of Superior, Wis.; Mrs. O. S. Miller, ofFaribault and Mrs. Marian Hatfield, Elmer and Norma, of this place. Allbut two were present at the funeral. He also leaves 32 grandchildren andtwo great-grandchildren. Mr. Tupper was a kind neighbor and highlyrespected citizen, and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
Rice County Journal, 5 August 1914

Doris Darroch, 79, 4500 Prince of Peace Place, died June 19, 2001, inSioux Falls.
Doris Jean Orloske was born April 9, 1922, at Luverne, MN, to Orville and Pauline (Peterson) Orloske. Following her education in Luverne, she graduated from Sioux Valley School of Nursing in Sioux Falls.
She married Dan Darroch in La Jolla, CA. At the end of World War II, they moved to Sioux Falls, SD. Mr. Darroch preceded her in death in 1983.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Wisdom Circle and the Presbyterian Women, a member of P.E.O. Chapter A-I, and the Elmwood Ladies Golf Club.
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters Debby Reynolds and her husband, Dr. Jim Reynolds, Sioux Falls, SD Laurie Mann and her husband, Michael, Baltimore, Maryland, Susan Darroch, Baltimore, Maryland, her son, Daniel Darroch and his wife, Barbara, Scottsdale, AZ, 13 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren
Memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls, SD with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will begin at noon, Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location. Family will be present at Miller Funeral Home Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to greet friends.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to First Presbyterian Church.
Argus Leader, 20 June 2001

LUTZ, Clifford Roy - 71, Windsor Junction, died Thursday in VictoriaGeneral Hospital. Born in Lake Paul, Kings County, he was a son of thelate Roy Stanley and Annie May (Young) Lutz. He was employed at HalifaxShipyards for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, the formerDorothy Trimper; six sons, Roy, Burnaby, B.C.;Dennis, Danny, both ofWindsor Junction; Gregory, Jeffrey, both of Halifax; Brian, Wallace,Cumberland County; four daughters, Neta (Mrs Terry Parnell), Montreal;Fay (Mrs Gordon McDorman), Debert; Debbie (Mrs William Turple), Enfield;Sue (Mrs Rick Gratton), Toronto; three brothers, Ervine, Lake Paul;Oliver, Mississauga; Gilford, Westfield, Mass; four sisters, Mrs VeraNejrup, Greenwich, Kings County; Hattie (Mrs Phillip Potter), Aylesford;Ruby (Mrs Gerald Lowe), Melville, Kings County; Iona (Mrs HoraceCogswell), Lake Paul; 14 grandchildren. The body has been cremated.Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in J. Albert Walker MemorialChapel, Halifax.

Late resident of 640 S Capitol St. in this city May 10. Mother of Mrs.John Apem, Anoka, Minn., Mrs. John Soderlund, San Bernardino, Calif;Mrs.Glen W. (Vivian) Tupper, Salem; Mrs. Lowell (Eleanor) Esterly, Range,Wis.; Grandmother of Diane Esterly,Range,Wis.; Aunt of Mrs.ClaudeUlery,Salem; Dora Roberts, Salem, Sister of Sam Galloway, Uanima, Wash;Amasa Galloway, Bismark, N.D; Mrs. Maggie Montgomery. Services will beheld Monday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the W.T. Rigdon Co.Rev.Ben Ownes officiating. Concluding services at City View cemetery.
Oregon Statesman, Salem, Monday, 13 May 1957

Diane Sundstrom lives on a farm near Mitchell, South Dakota, where sheplays the piano, writes, and studies French. Her eclectic background,with degrees in Electrical Engineering and French, and over 40 years ofpiano study, has taken her around the world and the United States. Todayshe enjoys the tranquility of the farm, but flies to Paris as often asshe can.
The Ivory Quill

Clarice Dennison married secondly on 15 Jun 1929 to Clinton F. McGuire.

McKeen, Charles Wentworth
The death occurred at The Andrews of Stratford Residence on Friday, October 21, 2011, of Charles W. MacKeen of Charlottetown, age 81 years.
Husband of the late Rowena "Betty" MacKeen. Dear father of Rowena MacKeen-MacKenzie (Patrick), Marie (Ian) Grant, Jennifer (Mark) Moir and Joseph (Patti) MacKeen. Grampy of Malcolm, Alice, Lionel, Mackenzie, Charlotte, Amanda, Dawson, Parker, Kennedy, Merrit and Olivia. Brother of Margaret (Fred) Granger. Predeceased by his godson Kyle MacKay.
Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel until Monday then transferred to All Souls Chapel, St Peterʼs Cathedral, for visiting hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday from St. Peterʼs Cathedral at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Peterʼs Anglican Cemetery.
If so desired, memorials to St. Peterʼs Cathedral Building Fund or The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Victoria Lodge will hold a Masonic service at All Souls Chapel on Monday at 6:30 p.m. All brethren are asked to attend.

Warren Wickstrom was the youngest son of Axel and Esther Mary SundstromWickstrom. He had four siblings: Milton C., Mildred Mary Sandwick,Geraldine Peterson, and Lillian J. Rasmussen.
He married Donna May Adamson 26 Jun 1943 in Rosemead, Los Angeles Co., CA. They had four children: Linda Diane Wright, Sherry Renee Mennis, Richard W., and Debra J. Christensen. They had nine grandchildren

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, in ParkHill Cemetery in Vancouver for Ruth Helene Clausnitzer, who died Aug. 21at age 84.
Ruth McNary was born June 8, 1921, in Vancouver. She graduated from the University of Washington and was a homemaker and a writer who had several articles published. In 1976, she married James; he died in 1998.
Survivors include her sons, David Shenk and Daniel Shenk; stepson, James Clausnitzer; stepdaughters, Sharla McCafferty, Mona Clausnitzer and Tana DaSilva; sister, Ada Machalk; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The Oregonian, 23 August 2005

Iverson, Alvina G. nee Monicken Age 92 of St. Paul Passed away onFebruary 23, 2008. Preceded in death by husband, Orval. Survived by onecaring daughter, Karen Iverson; sister Levellia Bradley; brother Milton(Audrey) Monicken; many relatives and friends. Funeral service atMUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St @@ Co Rd B onTuesday, February 26 at 11AM. Visitation from 10AM Tuesday, until time ofservice. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI.

MILLVILLE - Gerald St. Clair Lowe, 66, Millville, Kings County, diedThursday, Feb 14, 1991 at home. Born in Millville, he was a son of thelate Clarence and May (Jefferson) Lowe. He owned and operated the Red andWhite Store in Aylesford for many years. He worked for Nova Scotia LiquorCommission and was a farmer in greenhouse vegetable production. He issurvived by his wife, the former Ruby Lutz; a son Rodger, Millville; twodaughters, Sheila Crockett, Hantsport; Elaine Sowers, Calgary; twosisters, Marjorie (Mrs. Gilfort Lutz), USA; Gladys Lowe, Scarborough,Ont.; six grandchildren; a great grandson. The body was cremated. Thefamily received visitors at the home of Rodger Lowe, Millville, Saturday,Feb 16.

Sent letter to Louisa Wright Miller 26 Nov, 1908 relative to Hoxie andEdwards geneology, (Roberts Meadows, Mass. area). North Hampton , MA.
He enlisted in the Civil War as a Private at the age of 22 on 10/14/1861. He served in the State of Massachusetts. He survived the war without injury.

J.W. "Jake" Benson, painter-artist and a longtime resident ofnortheastern Wyoming, died Dec. 11 at the Newcastle hospital. He was 63.
Benson's health had been poor for several years and he had entered the hospital a month ago.
Funeral services were held at the McColley Funeral Home in Newcastle Dec. 15. Buial was in the Newcastle cemetery.
Benson painted many western and cowboy scenes, several of which were murals. A number of ranchers commissioned him to do scenes of their home ranch buildings. Many of his paintings appear in business places throughout this area.
He was born Jacob William Benson on May 10, 1895 at Thurmond, Ia. He moved with his parents to Hulett in March 1906 and received his education there.
He was married to Edna Jolley at Gillette on Aug. 13, 1917. One daughter was born to the couple.
He lived in Campbell county much of the time from 1927 to 1952, often working in Moorcroft as a painter.
He is survived by: a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Thielbar, Long Lake, Minn., two brothers, Jess Benson, Sheridan; and Hershel Benson, Caldwell, Ida.; a sister, Mrs. Charles Stiffler, Fort Wayne, Ind., a half-brother, Bob, Tucson, Ariz.; and a half-sister, Mrs. Evelyn Milosh, Payette, Ida.
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Mrs. Benjamin Tupper died October 20, at the home of her son, ElmerTupper, on the old homestead southwest of town after a lingeringillness. Mrs. Tupper had come to visit her son this summer and whilehere became ill. She had often expressed a wish to die at her old homeand this wish was granted. Funeral services were held on Saturdayafternoon at the Tupper home. Interment was made at the Dundas cemetery.
Harried S. Porter was born July 23, 1847 at Hallʼs Harbor, Kingʼs county, Nova Scotia. She was married to Benjamin Foster Tupper, March 23, 1864. Eleven children were born to this union, seven sons and four daughters, of whom three sons and four daughter remain to mourn her death. She is also survived by three sisters and two brothers.
The Tuppers moved to Minnesota and located in Dundas in June, 1874. Here Mrs. Tupper has since lived, except for the past few years when she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Lee Orr, at Randolph. Mr. Tupper died in July, 1914.
Among those attending the funeral were her sons, Elmer Tupper, and family of Dundas; E. D. Tupper of Superior, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Tupper of Kenmare, N.D.; her daughters, Mrs C. M. Hatfield and family of Dundas; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hess of Beardsley; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Orr of Randolph; Mrs. O. S. Miller and family of Faribault. Other relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Porter of La Salle, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Bert Vanselous, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Greenwood and George Vanselous, all of New Richland; Frank Vanselous and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Illsley of Faribault and Mrs. Milton Vanselous of Shell Lake, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Tupper was a woman of fine Christian character, a devoted wife and mother, having the respect and esteem of all who knew her. Her children and other relatives have the sympathy of the community.
Faribault newspaper.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 1998, in ParkHill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash., for James H. Clausnitzer, who diedJuly 12 of cancer at age 70.
Mr. Clausnitzer was born March 25, 1928, in Oakland, Calif. He moved to Portland in 1954to Vancouver in 1984 and to Ridgefield, Wash., in 1991. A graduate of the University of Portland, he taught English and Latin at Roosevelt and Lakeridge high schools. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ridgefield and a Portland Rose Festival junior prince in 1939. In 1976, he married Ruth H. McNary.
Survivors include his wife; son, James H. Jr. of Boston; daughters, Sharla M. McCafferty of Silverton, Mona L. of Gresham and Tana T. DaSilva of Port Angeles, Wash.; brother, Kenneth of Portland; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The Oregonian, 16 July 1998

LUTZ, Irvan George - 76, Lake Paul, Kings County, died January 28, 1994,in the Department of Veteran Affairs Unit, Middleton. Born at Lake Paul,he was a son of the late Roy and Annie Mae (Young) Lutz. He joined thearmy in April of 1941, leaving for overseas the same year, training inEngland with the Third Anti-Tank Regiment. He was involved with theInvasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 and had served throughout Europe andwas in Germany at the end of the war. He was a logger who had worked withLutz Sawmill. He started his own ladder business and spent several yearsas a hunting guide. He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Jones,Aylesford; four sons, Eric, Aylesford; Wayne, Kentville; Stanley,Grimsby, Ont.; Daniel, Lake Paul; three daughters, Paulette Lewis, DorisDuncanson, both of Aylesford; Roma Ryckman, Caistor Centre, Ont.;brother, Guilford, the United States; three sisters, Ruby Lowe, Hattie(Mrs. Phillip Potter), both of Aylesford; Iona (Mrs. Horace Cogswell),Lake Paul; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She waspredeceased by two children in infancy; two brothers, Oliver, Clifford;sister, Vera Mae Nejrup. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C.Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, where a Royal Canadian Legion servicewill be 2 p.m. Tuesday and where funeral will immediately follow, Rev.Lionel Moriah officiating. Burial will be in Morristown Cemetery.

She has two children.

Darter, Eslie, L., went into the loving arms of his mother and father onTuesday, March 21, 2006. Eslie was born in Udall, Ks. on January 30,1919. He attended Derby High School and graduated in 1937. He enlisted inthe Navy in 1938 and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He methis wife Eleanor during this time and they were married on May 29, 1946.Eslie continued to serve his country as a Lieutenant JG, until 1950. Hethen attended WSU and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Physics in1954. Eslie later received his Masters Degree in Physics in 1961. Hisprofessional life started at St. Francis Hospital in 1954 as aRadiological Physicist in the Nuclear Medicine Dept. there until 1979. Hethen went to St. Joseph Hospital in the same capacity until hisretirement in 1984. Eslie continued working at home after his retirementwriting computer programs for various doctors and hospitals. Any otherspare time was consumed by Eslie's passion for their huge garden andperfect lawn. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor; sonsSteve, Jim and his wife Michelle; grandsons Derek and Dylan Darter all ofWichita; 3 step-granddaughters Amanda Hastings, Amber Wage, Emily Wage; 2great-granddaughters all of Texas and nephew Robert Darter of ValleyCenter and 4 nieces Velma Kingsley and Doris Berger of Wichita, PatriciaRogers of Maryland and Dawn Perry of California.
The Wichita Eagle, 25 March 2006

Ranulph de Gernon was 2nd Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches inNormandy. He was born 1100, Castle of Gernon in Normandy, France. Ranulphwas the son of Ranulph III le Meschin, first Earl of Chester and Lucy. In1141, he married Maud of Gloucester (d. 29 July 1189), daughter of Robertde Caen, Earl of Gloucester and Maud Fitz-Hamon. Ranulph and Maud had ason, Hugh of Kevelioc (1147-1180).

NEJRUP, Vera May - 78, Wilmot, formerly of Aylesford, died December 13,1993, in Annapolis General Hospital, Annapolis Royal. Born in Lake Paul,Kings County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and May (Young) Lutz.She was an adherent of the Baptist Church of Canada. She is survived by ason, Peter, Wilmot; two brothers, Gilford, West Springfield, Mass.;Irvan, Middleton; three sisters, Iona (Mrs. Horace Cogswell), Lake Paul;Hattie (Mrs. Phillip Potter), Aylesford; Ruby Lowe, Millville; fivegrandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by herhusband, Niels Richard; son, Richard; two brothers, Clifford, Oliver.Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel,Berwick, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Lionel Moriahofficiating. Burial will be in Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations may bemade to any charity.

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Ranulph "le Briquessart" le Meschin, Vicomte of Bayeux, 1st Earl of Chester:

After the Norman conquest of the North of England, he received large grants, including the honor of Appleby, and the city of Carlisle. Some have maintained that he was earl of Carlisle or of Cumberland, but this is probably an error.

Ranulph also became the largest landholder in Lindsey due to his marriage (ca. 1093) to a woman referred to as "Countess Lucy", (ca. 1079-1138), daughter of (poss) Turold, Sheriff of Lincoln, and (prob) daughter of William Malet, Seigneur de Graville. Her parentage, and who else she married, have been much disputed.

Beresford - Signie J. Sundstrom, 104, died July 16, 2002, at the BethesdaNursing Home in Beresford.
Survivors include 5 nieces: Harriet Wilbert of Seattle, WA, Helen Collins of Lincoln, NE, Phyllis Lockwood of Sioux Falls, Carol Lovdahl of Little Falls, MN, and Lee Rommereim of Beresford.
Services will be 2PM, Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Brooklyn Evangelical Free Church, rural Beresford with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4PM to 8PM at the Wass Funeral Home in Beresford.
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD)
July 18, 2002

LAKE PAUL, Kings County - Mrs. Annie May Lutz, 92 , of Lake Paul, diedSaturday in Western Kings Memorial Hospital , Berwick. Born in BlackRock, she was a daughter of the late Harris and Elizabeth (Porter) Young.She was a member of the Morristown Baptist Church. Surviving are foursons, Irving, Lake Paul, Clifford, Windsor Junction, Oliver, Mississauga,Ont., and Gilford, Westfield, Mass.; four daughters, Vera (Mrs. RichardNejrup), Aylesford, Ruby (Mrs. Geral Lowe), Millville; Hattie (Mrs.Phillip Potter),Auburn and Iona (Mrs. Horace Cogswell), Lake Paul; twobrothers, Edward, Aylesford and Oliver, Worster, Mass.; a sister Mrs.Nellie Hiltz , Auburn; 42 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and fivegreat-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roy; threebrothers Lorne, Clyde, and George and a sister Myrtle. The body is inH.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, Berwick, where funeral will be 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, Rev. Roger Richardson officiating, with burial in MorristownCemetery.

July 12, 1900 - Obituary. - Mrs. Craig - Died at Cambridge on July 4th,1900, Mrs. Mary Craig, widow of Deacon William Craig, who some twenty-twoyears ago preceded his wife to the better land. Mrs. Craig was a daughterof Mr. Francis Tupper, and was born in Horton, not far from Kentville, onMay 2nd, 1805, and was therefore at the time of her death in her 96thyear. When she was but a child the family removed to Aylesford, where shespent over fifty years of her long life. At about the age of twenty sheengaged in school teaching, which she followed for several years. In 1830she went to Morristown and took charge of the first school organized inthat settlement. Here she met Mr. Craig, then a young man, making a homein what was then almost an unbroken forest. In 1832 they were married andmade their home in what is now one of the finest parts of our County. Mr.and Mrs. Craig were industrious, honest Christians. Their character andhabits gave tone to the whole settlement, the influence of which stillremains. In 1858 the family removed to Cornwallis, where the father andmother resided until removed by death.

Mrs. Craig was in many respects a remarkable woman. She possessed those qualities that made her the true woman, the faithful wife, the devoted mother, and the genuine home-maker. In some respects she might be considered a worldly woman in so far as to provide for the support and comfort of her family was concerned. But to any in need she gave generously for her means. "She stretched out her hand to the poor; yea she reached forth her hand to the needy." Indeed "her house was known to all the vagrant train," and food and shelter were always afforded.
Especially was she careful to care for any who professed to be laboring for the Saviour whom she loved. During the early years of her residence at Morristown her house was the home of the clergymen of all denomination while preaching there. With a small house and a numerous family she gave all a hearty welcome because of her love for the Master. Naturally a lover of books she was a great reader, especially of the Bible, always finding time to read a chapter every day, and reading the Book through in course a great number of times. She raised and equipped for life eight children, seven of whom were present at her funeral. One had preceded her to the better land. The four sons acted as pall-bearers, and with loving hearts and careful hands laid the remains of their venerable mother beside the dust of the husband for whom she had so long mourned.
The funeral was large, for although she had outlived her own generation her heart was comparatively young, and both young and old came and to show respect for the memory of "Grandma Craig." Pastor Read conducted the funeral services assisted by Rev. Mr. Simpson and Rev. Mr. Morse. Besides the seven surviving children there are now living thirty-two grandchildren and 35 great-grand-children.

Lloyd Gordon Johnson, 85 of Duluth died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, in hisresidence.
He was born Dec. 4, 1917 in Hector, Minn., to Oscar and Selma Johnson. Lloyd was a graduate of St. Louis Park High School. He was employed by Western Electric prior to World War II. Lloyd began and ended a 33 year career as customer engineer with IBM. He served in the United States Army during World War II. In 1943, Lloyd married Pearl Porter. Once ending his army duty, Lloyd and Pearl moved to Duluth where they raised three sons. Lloyd was a member of the Zenith City Post, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and was active in Boy Scouts.He was an enthusiastic golfer and an avid hockey fan.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marian Oest; three brothers, Earl, Roy and George Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pearl; three sons, Gregory (Moon) Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeffrey (Pat) Johnson of Mendota Heights and Ron (Mary Jo Schifsky) of Minneapolis, Minn.; granddaughters, Maggie, Katie, Alice of Minneapolis and Chrissie of Los Angeles; great-granddaughter, Jaden Millan; sister, Marjorie Schwarz of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Gladys Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE:1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with Rev. John Sippola officiating. Memorials may be given to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Altar Guild, or the Womens Evangelical Lutheran Christians in America (W.E.L.C.A.). Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 218-624-5200.
Duluth News-Tribune, 25 November 2003

Never married

Stuart had a large fruit farm and a piggery in Morristown. His grandson,Douglas now runs the farm. Murieal helped to write the History ofMorristown.

Alfred (b. 849, d. 899)
also spelled AELFRED, byname ALFRED THE GREAT king of Wessex (871-899), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England. He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle began during his reign, c. 890.

When he was born, it must have seemed unlikely that Alfred would become king, since he had four older brothers; he said that he never desired royal power. Perhaps a scholar's life would have contented him. His mother early aroused his interest in English poetry, and from his boyhood he also hankered after Latin learning, possibly stimulated by visits to Rome in 853 and 855. It is possible also that he was aware of and admired the great Frankish king Charlemagne, who had at the beginning of the century revived learning in his realm. Alfred had no opportunity to acquire the education he sought, however, until much later in life.

He probably received the education in military arts normal for a young man of rank. He first appeared on active service in 868, when he and his brother, King Aethelred (Ethelred) I, went to help Burgred of Mercia (the kingdom between the Thames and the Humber) against a great Danish army that had landed in East Anglia in 865 and taken possession of Northumbria in 867. The Danes refused to give battle, and peace was made. In this year Alfred married Ealhswith, descended through her mother from Mercian kings. Late in 871, the Danes invaded Wessex, and Aethelred and Alfred fought several battles with them. Aethelred died in 871 and Alfred succeeded him. After an unsuccessful battle at Wilton he made peace. It was probably the quality of the West Saxon resistance that discouraged Danish attacks for five years.

In 876 the Danes again advanced on Wessex: they retired in 877 having accomplished little, but a surprise attack in January 878 came near to success. The Danes established themselves at Chippenham, and the West Saxons submitted "except King Alfred." He harassed the Danes from a fort in the Somerset marshes, and until seven weeks after Easter he secretly assembled an army, which defeated them at the Battle of Edington. They surrendered, and their king, Guthrum, was baptized, Alfred standing as sponsor; the following year they settled in East Anglia.

Wessex was never again in such danger. Alfred had a respite from fighting until 885, when he repelled an invasion of Kent by a Danish army, supported by the East Anglian Danes. In 886 he took the offensive and captured London, a success that brought all the English not under Danish rule to accept him as king. The possession of London also made possible the re-conquest of the Danish territories in his son's reign, and Alfred may have been preparing for this, though he could make no further advance himself. He had to meet a serious attack by a large Danish force from the European continent in 892, and it was not until 896 that it gave up the struggle.

The failure of the Danes to make any more advances against Alfred was largely a result of the defensive measures he undertook during the war. Old forts were strengthened and new ones built at strategic sites, and arrangements were made for their continual manning. Alfred reorganized his army and used ships against the invaders as early as 875. Later he had larger ships built to his own design for use against the coastal raids that continued even after 896. Wise diplomacy also helped Alfred's defense. He maintained friendly relations with Mercia and Wales; Welsh rulers sought his support and supplied some troops for his army in 893.

Alfred succeeded in government as well as at war. He was a wise administrator, organizing his finances and the service due from his thanes (noble followers). He scrutinized the administration of justice and took steps to ensure the protection of the weak from oppression by ignorant or corrupt judges. He promulgated an important code of laws, after studying the principles of lawgiving in the Book of Exodus and the codes of Aethelbert of Kent, Ine of Wessex (688-694), and Offa of Mercia (757-796), again with special attention to the protection of the weak and dependent. While avoiding unnecessary changes in custom, he limited the practice of the blood feud and imposed heavy penalties for breach of oath or pledge.

Alfred is most exceptional, however, not for his generalship or his administration but for his attitude toward learning. He shared the contemporary view that Viking raids were a divine punishment for the people's sins, and he attributed these to the decline of learning, for only through learning could men acquire wisdom and live in accordance with God's will. Hence, in the lull from attack between 878 and 885, he invited scholars to his court from Mercia, Wales, and the European continent. He learned Latin himself and began to translate Latin books into English in 887. He directed that all young freemen of adequate means must learn to read English, and, by his own translations and those of his helpers, he made available English versions of "those books most necessary for all men to know," books that would lead them to wisdom and virtue. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, by the English historian Bede, and the Seven Books of Histories Against the Pagans, by Paulus Orosius, a 5th-century theologian--neither of which was translated by Alfred himself, though they have been credited to him--revealed the divine purpose in history. Alfred's translation of the Pastoral Care of St. Gregory I, the great 6th-century pope, provided a manual for priests in the instruction of their flocks, and a translation by Bishop Werferth of Gregory's Dialogues supplied edifying reading on holy men. Alfred's rendering of the Soliloquies of the 5th-century theologian St. Augustine of Hippo, to which he added material from other works of the Fathers of the Church, discussed problems concerning faith and reason and the nature of eternal life. This translation deserves to be studied in its own right, as does his rendering of Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy. In considering what is true happiness and the relation of providence to faith and of predestination to free will, Alfred does not fully accept Boethius' position but depends more on the early Fathers. In both works, additions include parallels from contemporary conditions, sometimes revealing his views on the social order and the duties of kingship. Alfred wrote for the benefit of his people, but he was also deeply interested in theological problems for their own sake and commissioned the first of the translations, Gregory's Dialogues, "that in the midst of earthly troubles he might sometimes think of heavenly things." He may also have done a translation of the first 50 psalms. Though not Alfred's work, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, one of the greatest sources of information about Saxon England, which began to be circulated about 890, may have its origin in the intellectual interests awakened by the revival of learning under him. His reign also saw activity in building and in art, and foreign craftsmen were attracted to his court.

In one of his endeavours, however, Alfred had little success; he tried to revive monasticism, founding a monastery and a nunnery, but there was little enthusiasm in England for the monastic life until after the revivals on the European continent in the next century.

Alfred, alone of Anglo-Saxon kings, inspired a full-length biography, written in 893, by the Welsh scholar Asser. This work contains much valuable information, and it reveals that Alfred labored throughout under the burden of recurrent, painful illness; and beneath Asser's rhetoric can be seen a man of attractive character, full of compassion, able to inspire affection, and intensely conscious of the responsibilities of kingly office. This picture is confirmed by Alfred's laws and writings.

Alfred was never forgotten: his memory lived on through the middle ages and in legend as that of a king who won victory in apparently hopeless circumstances and as a wise lawgiver. Some of his works were copied as late as the 12th century. Modern studies have increased knowledge of him but have not altered in its essentials the medieval conception of a great king. (D.W.)

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Alfred (849? - 26 October 899) (sometimes spelt Ælfred) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is famous for his defence of the kingdom against the Danes (Vikings), becoming as a result the only English monarch to be awarded the epithet "the Great" by his people. Details of his life are known as a result of a work by the Welsh scholar, Asser. A learnèd man, Alfred encouraged education and improved the kingdom's law system.

Alfred was born sometime between 847 and 849 AD at Wantage in Berkshire (alterations to county borders in 1974 mean that Wantage is now part of Oxfordshire), the fourth son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex (or Æthelwulf), most likely by his first wife, Osburh. He succeeded his brother, Ethelred I, as King of Wessex and Mercia in 871.

He seems to have been a child of singular attractiveness and promise, and tales of his boyhood were remembered. At five years old, in 853, he is said to have been sent to Rome, where he was confirmed by Pope Leo IV, who is also said to have "anointed him as king." Later writers took this as an anticipatory crowning in preparation for his ultimate succession to the throne of Wessex. That, however, could not have been foreseen in 853, as Alfred had three elder brothers living. It is likely to be understood either of investiture with the consular insignia or possibly with some titular royalty such as that of the under-kingdom of Kent.

This tale is likely apocryphal, though in 854?855 Alfred almost certainly did go with his father on a pilgrimage to Rome, spending some time at the court of Charles the Bald, King of the Franks. In 858, Ethelwulf died.

Public life
During the short reigns of his two eldest brothers, Ethelbald and Ethelbert, nothing is heard of Alfred. But with the accession of the third brother, Ethelred, in 866 the public life of Alfred began, and he began his great work of delivering England from the Danes. It is in this reign that Asser applies to Alfred the unique title of secundarius, which seems to show a position akin to that of the Celtic tanist, a recognized successor, closely associated with the reigning prince. It is likely that this arrangement was sanctioned by the Witenagemot, to guard against the danger of a disputed succession should Aethelred fall in battle. The arrangement of crowning a successor as co-king, however, is well-known among Germanic tribes, such as the Swedes, and the Franks, with whom the Anglo-Saxons had close ties (see diarchy and Germanic king).
Alfred the Great's birthplace Wantage boasts a statue of its greatest son.

In 868 Alfred married Ealhswith, daughter of Aethelred Mucill, who is called ealdorman of the Gaini, a folk who dwelt in Lincolnshire about Gainsborough. She was the granddaughter of a former King of Mercia, and they had five or six children, one a daughter, Ethelfleda, who would become queen of Mercia in her own right.

The same year Alfred, fighting beside his brother Ethelred, made an unsuccessful attempt to relieve Mercia from the pressure of the Danes. For nearly two years Wessex had a respite. But at the end of 870 the storm burst; and the year which followed has been rightly called "Alfred's year of battles."

Nine general engagements were fought with varying fortune, though the place and date of two of them have not been recorded. A successful skirmish at Battle of Englesfield, Berkshire (31 December 870), was followed by a severe defeat at the Battle of Reading (4 January 871), and this, four days later, by the brilliant victory of Battle of Ashdown, near Compton Beauchamp in Shrivenham Hundred.

On 22 January 871 the English were again defeated at Basing, and on 22 March 871 at Marton, Wiltshire, the two unidentified battles having perhaps occurred in the interval.

In April Ethelred died, and Alfred succeeded to the whole burden of the contest. While he was busied with the burial and associated ceremonies for his brother, the Danes defeated the English in his absence at an unnamed spot, and once more in his presence at Wilton in May. After this peace was made, and for the next five years the Danes were occupied in other parts of England, Alfred merely keeping a force of observation on the border. But in 876, the Danes, under a new leader, Guthrum, slipped past him and attacked Wareham. From there, early in 877 and under the pretext of talks, they made a dash westwards and took Exeter. Here Alfred blockaded them, and a relieving fleet having been scattered by a storm, the Danes had to submit and withdraw to Mercia. But in January 878 they made a sudden swoop on Chippenham, a royal stronghold in which Alfred had been keeping his Christmas, "and most of the people they reduced, except the King Alfred, and he with a little band made his way by wood and swamp, and after Easter he made a fort at Athelney, and from that fort kept fighting against the foe" (Chronicle).

A legend tells how, while a fugitive in the marshes of Athelney near North Petherton in Somerset, after the first Danish invasion, he was given shelter by a peasant woman who, ignorant of his identity, left him to watch some cakes she had left cooking on the fire. Preoccupied with the problems of the kingdom, Alfred let the cakes burn, and was taken to task by the woman on her return. Upon realizing the king's identity, the woman apologized profusely, but Alfred insisted that he was the one who needed to apologize. The thought that Alfred, during his retreat at Athelney, was a helpless fugitive rests upon the legend of the cakes. In truth he was organizing victory. At about the same time, he is supposed to have disguised himself as a harpist to gain entry to Guthrum's camp and discover his plans.

By the middle of May, his preparations were complete and he moved out of Athelney, being joined on the way by the levies of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. The Danes on their side moved out of Chippenham, and the two armies met at the Battle of Edington in Wiltshire. The result was a decisive victory for Alfred. The Danes submitted. Guthrum, the Danish king, and twenty-nine of his chief men took baptism. As a result, England became split into two, the south-western half kept by the Saxons and the north-eastern half becoming known as the Danelaw. By the next year (879) not only Wessex, but Mercia, west of Watling Street, was cleared of the invader. This is the arrangement known to historians as the peace of Wedmore (878), though no document embodying its provisions is in existence.

Though for the time being the north-eastern half of England, including London, was in the hands of the Danes, in truth the tide had turned. For the next few years there was peace, the Danes being kept busy in Europe. A landing in Kent in 884 or 885, though successfully repelled, encouraged the East Anglian Danes to rise up. The measures taken by Alfred to repress this uprising culminated in the taking of London in 885 or 886, and the treaty known as Alfred and Guthrum's peace, whereby the boundaries of the treaty of Wedmore (with which this is often mistaken) were materially modified to Alfred's gain.

Once more for a time there was a lull; but in the fall of 892 or 893 the last storm burst. The Danes, finding their position in Europe becoming more and more precarious, crossed to England in two divisions, amounting in the aggregate to 330 sail, and entrenched themselves, the larger body at Appledore, Kent, and the lesser under Haesten at Milton also in Kent. The fact that the new invaders brought their wives and children with them shows that this was no mere raid, but a meaningful attempt, in concert with the Northumbrian and East Anglian Danes, to conquer England. Alfred, in 893 or 894, took up a position whence he could observe both forces. While he was in talks with Haesten the Danes at Appledore broke out and struck north-westwards, but were overtaken by Alfred's eldest son, Edward, and defeated in a general engagement at Farnham, and driven to take refuge in Thorney Island in the Hertfordshire Colne, where they were blockaded and ultimately compelled to submit. They then fell back on Essex, and after suffering another defeat at Benfleet coalesced with Haesten's force at Shoebury.

Alfred had been on his way to relieve his son at Thorney when he heard that the Northumbrian and East Anglian Danes were besieging Exeter and an unnamed stronghold on the North Devon shore. Alfred at once hurried westward and raised the siege of Exeter; the fate of the other place is not recorded. Meanwhile the force under Haesten set out to march up the Thames Valley, possibly with the idea of assisting their friends in the west. But they were met by a large force under the three great ealdormen of Mercia, Wiltshire and Somerset, and made to head off to the north-west, being finally overtaken and blockaded at Buttington, which some identify with Buttington Tump at the mouth of the Wye River, others with Buttington near Welshpool. An attempt to break through the English lines was defeated with loss; those who escaped retreated to Shoebury. Then after collecting reinforcements they made a sudden dash across England and occupied the ruined Roman walls of Chester. The English did not attempt a winter blockade, but contented themselves with destroying all the supplies in the neighbourhood. And early in 894 (or 895) want of food obliged the Danes to retire once more to Essex. At the end of this year and early in 895 (or 896) the Danes drew their ships up the Thames and Lea and fortified themselves twenty miles above London. A direct attack on the Danish lines failed, but later in the year Alfred saw a means of obstructing the river so as to prevent the egress of the Danish ships. The Danes realized that they were out-maneuvred. They struck off north-westwards and wintered at Bridgenorth. The next year, 896 (or 897), they gave up the struggle. Some retired to Northumbria, some to East Anglia; those who had no connections in England withdrew to the continent. The long campaign was over.

The result testifies to the confidence inspired by Alfred's character and generalship, and to the efficacy of the military reforms initiated by him. These were:
1. the division of the fyrd or national militia into two, relieving each other at set intervals, so as to ensure continuity in military operations;
2. the building of strongholds (burgs) and garrisons at certain points;
3. the enforcement of the obligations of thanehood on all owners of five hides of land, thus giving the king a nucleus of highly equipped troops.

After the dispersal of the Danish invaders Alfred turned his attention to the increase of the royal navy, and ships were built according to the king's own designs, partly to repress the ravages of the Northumbrian and East Anglian Danes on the coasts of Wessex, partly to prevent the landing of fresh hordes. This is not, as often asserted, the beginning of the English navy. There had been earlier naval operations under Alfred. One naval engagement was certainly fought under Æthelwulf (in 851), and earlier ones, possibly in 833 and 840. The partisan Anglo-Saxon Chronicle credits Alfred with the construction of a new type of boat, 'swifter, steadier and also higher/more responsive (hierran) than the others'; but these new ships were not a great success, as we hear of them grounding in action and foundering in a storm. Nevertheless both the Royal Navy and the United States Navy claim Alfred as the founder of their traditions.

Alfred's main fighting force was separated into two, 'so that there was always half at home and half out' (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle). The level of organization required to mobilise his large army in two shifts of which one was feeding the other must have been considerable. The complexity which Alfred's administration had attained by 892 is demonstrated by a reasonably reliable charter whose witness list includes a thesaurius, cellararius and pincerna-treasurer, food-keeper and butler. Despite the irritation which Alfred must have felt in 893, when one division, which had 'completed their call-up (stemn)' gave up the siege of a Danish army even as Alfred was moving to relieve them, this system seems to have worked remarkably well on the whole.

One of the weaknesses of pre-Alfredian defences had been that, in the absence of a standing army, fortresses were largely left unoccupied, making it very possible for a Viking force quickly to secure a strong strategic position. Alfred substantially upgraded the state of many of Wessex's fortresses, as has been demonstrated by systematic excavation of four West Saxon boroughs (at Wareham, Cricklade, Lydford and Wallingford) that "in every case the rampart associated by the excavators with the borough of the Alfredian period was the primary defence on the site" (N.P. Brooks The Development of Military Obligations in Eighth and Ninth Century England). We know that such defences were not constructed by the occasional Danish occupiers, thanks to surviving transcripts of the formidable 11th Century administrative manuscript known as the Burghal Hidage, dated within 20 years of Alfred's death-it may well date to Alfred's reign, and it almost certainly reflects Alfredian policy. This documents the established position of these four burhs, among many others, as permanently garrisoned and maintained fortress-towns. By comparing town plans of Wallingford and Wareham with that of Winchester, one can see 'that they were laid out in the same scheme' (P. Wormald in J. Campbell, ed., The Anglo-Saxons). This supports the proposition that these newly established burhs were planned as centers of habitation and trade as well as a place of safety in moments of immediate danger.

The 'Burghal Hidage' sets out the obligations for the upkeep and defense of these towns; in this way, the English population and its wealth was drawn into towns where it was not only safer from Viking soldiers, but also taxable by the King.

Alfred is thus credited with a significant degree of civil re-organization, especially in the districts ravaged by the Danes. Even if one rejects the thesis crediting the 'Burghal Hidage' to Alfred, what is undeniable is that, in the parts of Mercia acquired by Alfred from the Vikings, the shire system seems now to have been introduced for the first time. This is at least one grain of truth in the legend that Alfred was the inventor of shires, hundreds and tithings. The finances also needed attention; but the subject is obscure, and we cannot accept Asser's description of Alfred's appropriation of his revenue as more than an ideal sketch. Alfred's care for the administration of justice is testified both by history and legend; and the title "protector of the poor" was his by unquestioned right. Of the action of the Witangemot we do not hear very much under Alfred. That he was anxious to respect its rights is conclusively proved, but both the circumstances of the time and the character of the king would tend to throw more power into his hands. The legislation of Alfred probably belongs to the later part of the reign, after the pressure of the Danes had relaxed.

Foreign relations
Asser speaks grandiosely of Alfred's relations with foreign powers, but little definite information is available. He certainly corresponded with Elias III, the patriarch of Jerusalem, and probably sent a mission to India. Embassies to Rome conveying the English alms to the Pope were fairly frequent; while Alfred's interest in foreign countries is shown by the insertions which he made in his translation of Orosius.

Around 890 Wulfstan of Haithabu undertook a journey from Haithabu on Jutland along the Baltic Sea to the Prussian trading town Truso. Wulfstan reported details of his trip to Alfred the Great.

His relations to the Celtic princes in the southern half of the island are clearer. Comparatively early in his reign the Welsh princes, owing to the pressure on them of North Wales and Mercia, commended themselves to Alfred. Later in the reign the North Welsh followed their example, and the latter co-operated with the English in the campaign of 893 (or 894). That Alfred sent alms to Irish as well as to European monasteries may be taken on Asser's authority; the visit of the three pilgrim "Scots" (i.e., Irish) to Alfred in 891 is undoubtedly authentic; the story that he himself in his childhood was sent to Ireland to be healed by St. Modwenna, though mythical, may show Alfred's interest in that island.

Christianity and literature
The history of the church under Alfred is most obscure. The Danish inroads had told heavily upon it; the monasteries had been special points of attack, and though Alfred founded two or three monasteries and imported foreign monks, there was no general revival of monasticism under him.

To the ruin of learning and education wrought by the Danes, and the practical extinction of the knowledge of Latin even among the clergy, the preface to Alfred's translation into Old English of Pope Gregory's Pastoral Care bears eloquent witness. It was to remedy these evils that he established a court school, after the example of Charlemagne; for this he imported scholars like Grimbald and John the Saxon from Europe and Asser from South Wales; for this, above all, he put himself to school, and made the series of translations for the instruction of his clergy and people, most of which yet survive. These belong unquestionably to the latter of his reign, likely to the last four years, during which the chronicles are almost silent.

Apart from the lost Handboc or Encheiridion, which seems to have been merely a commonplace-book kept by the king, the earliest work to be translated was the Dialogues of Gregory, a book greatly popular in the Middle Ages. In this case the translation was made by Alfred's great friend Werferth, Bishop of Worcester, the king merely furnishing a foreword. The next work to be undertaken was Gregory's Pastoral Care, especially for the good of the parish clergy. In this Alfred keeps very close to his original; but the introduction which he prefixed to it is one of the most interesting documents of the reign, or indeed of English history. The next two works taken in hand were historical, the Universal History of Orosius and Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. The priority should likely be given to the Orosius, but the point has been much debated. In the Orosius, by omissions and additions, Alfred so remodels his original as to produce an almost new work; in the Bede the author's text is closely stuck to, no additions being made, though most of the documents and some other less interesting matters are omitted. Of late years doubts have been raised as to Alfred's authorship of the Bede translation. But the sceptics cannot be regarded as having proved their point.

We come now to what is in many ways the most interesting of Alfred's works, his translation of The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius, the most popular philosophical handbook of the middle ages. Here again Alfred deals very freely with his original and though the late Dr. G. Schepss showed that many of the additions to the text are to be traced not to Alfred himself, but to the glosses and commentaries which he used, still there is much in the work which is solely Alfred's and highly characteristic of his genius. It is in the Boethius that the oft-quoted sentence occurs: "My will was to live worthily as long as I lived, and after my life to leave to them that should come after, my memory in good works." The book has come down to us in two manuscripts only. In one of these the poems with which the original is interspersed are rendered into prose, in the other into alliterating verse. The authorship of the latter has been much disputed; but likely they also are by Alfred. Of the authenticity of the work as a whole there has never been any doubt.

The last of Alfred's works is one to which he gave the name Blostman, i.e., "Blooms" or Anthology. The first half is based mainly on the Soliloquies of St Augustine of Hippo, the remainder is drawn from various sources, and contains much that is Alfred's own and highly characteristic of him. The last words of it may be quoted; they form a fitting epitaph for the noblest of English kings. "Therefore he seems to me a very foolish man, and truly wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear."

Beside these works of Alfred's, the Saxon Chronicle almost certainly, and a Saxon Martyrology, of which fragments only exist, probably owe their inspiration to him. A prose version of the first fifty Psalms has been attributed to him; and the attribution, though not proved, is perfectly possible. Additionally, Alfred appears as a character in The Owl and the Nightingale, where his wisdom and skill with proverbs is attested. Additionally, The Proverbs of Alfred, which exists for us in a 13th century manuscript, contain sayings that very likely have their origins partly with the king. In honor of Alfred, the University of Liverpool now has a King Alfred Chair of English Literature.

Famous historical fiction author Bernard Cornwell has recently started a retelling saga about Alfred's life.

Alfred died on 26 October 899, though the year is uncertain. How he died is unknown.

Her sister was Jessie Beatrice Dunlap Fisher, b. 4/9/1898, d. 4/21/1981in Los Angels. Try to find obit someday.

Age 88, Mrs. Yates died October 19, 2007 at Herrick Manor, Tecumseh. BornJanuary 31, 1919, in Willis, to George & Velma (Engler) Youngs . Shemarried Mark Yates on October 11, 1935 and celebrated almost 69 years ofmarriage before his passing in 2004. Survived by her four children Deanna(Richard) Wright of Tecumseh, Pamela (David) Sparrow of Clayton, Mark(Laurie) Yates of Flat Rock and Susan (Martin) Billau of Britton, 10grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, also one great-great-grandchild.Audrey dedicated her musical abilities of piano and organ playing formany years at Willis United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed swimming,walking, singing and dancing, was a dedicated Christian, and devotedWife, Mother and Grandmother. Visitation Sunday 2-5 p. m. with an 11 a.m. Funeral Monday at David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville. IntermentUnion-Udell Cemetery, Ypsilanti. Memorials to Hospice of Lenawee Countyor Herrick Manor. www. davidcbrownfh. com
Ann Arbor News, 20 October 2007

Ealhswith of the Gaini was born c. 852 in Gaini, Mercia. Her mother wasEadburga Saxe-Mercia, her father was Aethelred of Mercia, Ealdorman ofthe Gaini Mucil.

She married Alfred the Great in 868.

After Alfred's death in 899, she became a nun. She died on December 5, 905, and is buried in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire.

He married Ellen Hubbard (1548-1547) after 13 November 1593 at Tenterden,Kent.
He married Alice about 1603 in Kent.

Burr Starbuck Weaver, born in LaGro, Indiana (Sept.25, 1889 - April, 25,1976) married on Oct.15, 1927 to Gladys Mathews Chute (March 3, 1901 -June 22, 1975).
Burr had seven brothers and sisters. He was born in Indiana but right after his birth his father took the family by train back to Denison, Texas. It is possible this relocation happened just prior to his birth.
Burr and Gladys had a daughter Nancy Burr Weaver born in Schenectady, N.Y. Feb. 22, 1930 who married Dr. John Mackay on May 16, 1953 and moved to British Columbia.
His early occupations included being a postman before 1917 and then he worked for Lingo-Leeper Lumber Company. After 1927 when he graduated from M.I.T. he worked for the General Electric Company as an engineer until his retirement in 1954.
He had served in the U.S. Army from May 1917 to October 1919 (14 months overseas) and remained in the Reserve for many years.
Burr and Gladys are both buried in the Fruitvale Cemetery.

From Wikipedia

Thomas I or Tommaso I (1178 - March 1, 1233) was Count of Savoy from 1189 - 1233. He was the son of Humbert III of Savoy and Beatrice of Viennois. His birth was seen as miraculous; his monkish father had despaired of having a male heir after three wives. Count Humbert sought counsel from St. Anthelm, who blessed Humbert three times, and it was seen as a prophecy come true when Thomas was born shortly after Anthelm himself died on June 26, 1178. He was named in honor of St. Thomas Becket.

Thomas possessed the martial abilities, energy, and brilliance that his father lacked, and Savoy enjoyed a golden age under his leadership. He had taken over effective rule of Savoy by August 1191, and despite his youth he began the push north-west into new territories. He conquerored Vaud, Bugey, and Carignano. He supported the Hohenstaufens, and was known as "Thomas the Ghibelline" due to his career as Imperial Vicar of Lombardy.

In 1195 he ambushed the party of Count William I of Geneva, which was escorting the count's daughter, Marguerite, to France for her intended wedding to King Philip II of France. Thomas carried off Marguerite and married her himself, producing some eight sons and six daughters.
1. Amedeo
2. Umberto, d. between March and November 1223
3. Tommaso
4. Aimone, d. August 30, 1237, Lord of Chablais
5. Guglielmo, Bishop of Valenceand Dean of Vienne
6. Amadeo of Savoy, Bishop of Maurienne
7. Pietro
8. Filippo
9. Bonifacio
10. Beatrice, d. 1265 or 1266, married in December 1219 to Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (1209-1245)
11. Alasia of Savoy, abbess of the monastery of St Pierre in Lyon
12. Ágatha of Savoy, abbess of the monastery of St Pierre in Lyon
13. Margherita of Savoy, d. 1273, married in 1218 to Hartmann I of Kyburg
14. Avita of Savoy, married Baldwin de Reviers, 8th Earl of Devon

Christopher Avery, the emigrant ancestor and progenitor of the Averyfamily, was born in England about 1590. He was a weaver by trade, andcame to this country and located at Gloucester, Massachusetts, where hewas selectman in 1646, 1652 and 1654. At a court in Salem he took thefreeman's oath, June 29, 1692, and was chosen clerk of the band,constable, and clerk of the market. His wife did not come to thiscountry. In 1658 he sold lands at Gloucester and removed to Boston, whereon the 16th of March, 1658-9 he purchased land, a small lot, abouttwenty-six by forty-six feet. It was located in what is now the centre ofthe post-office building, facing on Devonshire street. The famous oldspring, which gave the name to Spring Lane and which is now preservedunder the post-office, was near. This Avery plot was a part of, or atleast adjoined, the site of two notable resorts of later days--the wellknown restaurant whence first came the famous "Julien soup", and the"Stackpole House," not much less famous. The Winthrop estate was not faraway, and near by , in after years, Benjamin Franklin was born.Christoper Avery did not long retain this property, for March 22, 1663,he sold land to Ambrose Dew, for forty pounds. There had evidently beenno increase of value in the five years that he had held possession. Afterbeing owned by two or three different persons, it was bought by Mr.Stackpole about 1790. Christopher Avery now followed his son James toConnecticut, and August 8 1665, purchased a house, orchard and lot ofRobert Burrows in New London. Here he claimed exemption from watching andtraining, on account of age, in June 1667, and was made freeman of thecolony October, 1669. He died March 12, 1670, by Minor diary.

Wife died 20 May 1939

PALMER, Marjorie Beatrice - 93, Berwick. Family and friends mourn thepassing of Marjorie Beatrice Palmer of Berwick, Kings Co., on October 8,2003. Marjorie was born on July 1, 1910, in Cambridge Station, Kings Co.,to the late Perry L. and Olla May (Thorpe) Hirtle. She was a member ofBerwick Baptist Church for more than 70 years and a long-time participantin the church choir, church auxiliary and the Enid Davison Women'sMissionary Society. She was also a member of the Rockland Women'sInstitute of Nova Scotia and the Western Kings Memorial HospitalAuxiliary where she had held many positions in these organizations.Surviving are her husband, Cecil P. Palmer, Berwick; sons, Philip A.(Dorothy) Bentley, Queensbury, N.Y.; Alan H. (Betty) Bentley, Nepean,Ont.; John R. (Donna) Bentley, Grand Pré; five grandsons; threegranddaughters; 17 great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Alfretta(Lawrence) Morse, Berwick; Joyce (Leonard) MacInnis, Hantsport;sister-in-law, Gwen Hirtle, Maitland; several nieces and nephews. She waspredeceased by her first husband, Reginald M. Bentley (Berwick);brothers, Eugene (Maitland, Hants Co.), Alden (Clearwater, Fla.);stepson, Gerald Palmer. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in H. C.Lindsay Memorial Chapel, 192 Commercial St., Berwick. Funeral servicewill be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Berwick Baptist Church, Rev. Shawn Kehoeofficiating. Interment in Berwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donationsin memory may be made to the Berwick Baptist Church, Enid Davison Women'sMissionary Society or a charity of your choice.

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Ruth Hatfield married Elden B. Sargent 23 March 1970 at Franklin County, WA.
Ruth H. Sargent died 16 Feb 1973 at Tacoma, WA.

SIOUX CITY - Neil E. Helvig of Sioux City, formerly of Iowa Falls, passedaway on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at the Baptist Cardiac and VascularInstitute in Miami, Florida, while on vacation in the Florida Keys.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 1, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sioux City. Neil was born in Alden and graduated from the Iowa Falls High School in 1952. Survivors include a brother, Keith Helvig and wife, Kay of Iowa Falls
Iowa Falls Times Citizen, 8 March 2008

Hazel D. Hatfield, 75, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at AbbottNorthwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
She was born April 12, 1924, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to Louis and Dora (Leppelmeier) Rekittke. She was a retired loan officer and escrow officer for insurance companies in the Minneapolis area. She was also a former member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes and a present member of Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin Hatfield, Brainerd; two stepdaughters, Jane E. Schmidt, St. Louis, Mo., and Beverly Johnson, Elk River; a stepson, Dale E. Hatfield, Madison; a sister, Bernice L. Rolke, Columbus, Ind.; and three stepgrandchildren.
Her parents and her first husband, Drew Lindsley, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Alfred Luehmann officiating. Burial will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Friends may call one hour before services Monday at the church.
Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Brainerd Dispatch, 14 May 1999

From Wikipedia

Alfonso II of Aragon (Alfons I of Provence and Barcelona, 1152-1196), known as the Chaste or the Troubadour was king of Aragon and count of Barcelona from 1162 to 1196. He was the son of Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona and Petronila of Aragon.

Born Ramon Berenguer, he ascended the united thrones of Aragon (1164) and Barcelona (1162) as Alfonso, changing his name in compliment to the Aragonese, to honor King Alfonso I of Aragon. He was the first ruler to be both king of Aragon and count of Barcelona. He was also Count of Provence from 1181 to 1185.

For most of his reign he was allied with King Alfonso VIII of Castile, both against Navarre and against the Moorish taifa kingdoms of the south. In his Reconquista effort Alfonso pushed as far as Teruel, conquering this important stronghold on the road to Valencia in 1171. The same year saw him capturing Caspe.

Apart from common interests, kings of Aragon and Castile were united by a formal bond of vassalage the former owed to the latter. Besides, on January 18, 1174 in Saragossa Alfonso married infanta Sancha of Castile, sister of the Castilean king.

Another milestone in this alliance was a formal treaty the two kings concluded at Cazorla in 1179, delineating zones of conquest in the south along the watershed of rivers Júcar and Segura. Southern areas of Valencia including Denia were thus secured to Aragon.

During his reign Catalonian influence north of the Pyrenees reached its zenith. His realms incorporated not only Provence, but also the counties of Cerdagne and Roussillon (inherited in 1172). Béarn and Bigorre paid hommage to him in 1187. Alfonso's involvement in the affairs of Languedoc, which will cost the life of his successor, Peter II of Aragon, for the moment proved highly beneficial, strengthening Catalonian trade and stimulating emigration from the north to colonise the newly reconquered lands in Aragon.

King Alfonso died in 1196. He was a noted poet of his time and a close friend of King Richard the Lionheart.

Alfonso's marriages and descendants
* Wife, Sancha of Castile, daughter of king Alfonso VII of Castile, b. 1155 or 1157, d. 1208
o Constança -> married King Imre of Hungary and later, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
o Leonor -> married Count Raymond VI of Toulouse
o Peter II of Aragon (I of Barcelona), b. 1174, killed at the Battle of Muret, September 12, 1213
o Dolça (nun)
o Alfonso II, Count of Provence, b. 1180, d. 1209
o Fernando, Abbot of Montearagon, d. after 1227
o Ramon Berenguer, d. in the 1190's

Esther "Irene" Gilbertson, 96, of Lebanon died Sunday at her home.
Irene was born Aug. 18, 1909, in DeSmet, S.D., the daughter of Simon and Mary (Jackson) Chandler. She resided in South Dakota throughout her childhood.
She attended nursing school at St. Lukeʼs in Davenport, Iowa.
Irene married Earle Gilbertson in DeSmet on July 3, 1933. The couple lived on farms in South Dakota and Minnesota for several years. In 1956 they moved to Lebanon, where she lived since.
Irene worked as a registered nurse at Langmack Hospital in Sweet Home until it closed in 1967. She then worked at Lebanon Community Hospital until retiring in 1980.
Irene enjoyed baking, reading, knitting and going to OSU Beaver basketball games. She was once a very active member of St. Martinʼs Episcopal Church in Lebanon. She loved going to watch her children and grandchildren participate in sports events.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Earle, in 1980 and by four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by sons Neil and Lee of Lebanon, James of Culver, Curtis of Redmond and Ace Gilbertson of Warrenton; daughter Gail Denham of Beaverton, Mich., 16 grandchildren several greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Huston-Jost Funeral Home, Lebanon.
A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at St. Martinʼs Episcopal Church, 1461 Grove St., Lebanon. Private burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home.

Sancha of Castile, was the only surviving child of King Alfonso VII ofCastile by his second queen, Richeza of Poland, who was the daughter ofVladislav II, Duke of Silesia.
On January 18, 1174 in Saragossa she married King Alfonso II of Aragon. They had 9 children, but only seven would survive into adulthood:
Constance of Aragon, married King Imre of Hungary and later, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
Leonor, married Count Raymond VI of Toulouse
Peter II of Aragon (I of Barcelona), b. 1174, killed at the Battle of Muret, September 12, 1213
Dolça (nun)
Alfonso II, Count of Provence, b. 1180, d. 1209
Fernando, Abbot of Montearagon, d. after 1227
Ramon Berenguer, d. in the 1190s
A patroness of troubadours such as Giraud de Calanson and Peire Raymond, the queen became involved in a legal dispute with her husband concerning properties which formed part of her dower estates. In 1177 she entered the county of Ribagorza and took forcible possession of various castles and fortresses which had belonged to the crown there.
After her husband died at Perpignan in 1196, Sancha was relegated to the background of political affairs by her son Pedro II, and she retired from court, withdrawing to the abbey of Nuestra Senora, at Sijena, which she had founded. There she assumed the cross of the Order of St John of Jerusalem which she wore till the end of her life. The queen mother entertained her widowed daughter Queen Constanza of Hungary (1179-1222) at Sijena prior to her leaving Aragon for her marriage with the emperor Frederick II in 1208. She died soon afterwards, aged fifty-four, and was interred before the high altar of the church at Sijena.

John M. Sundstrom, 823 E. 76th street. Aug. 14, 1946, husband of the lateHilda Sundstrom, father of Edward J., Carl Sundstrom, and FlorenceCarlson, brother of the Rev. Fritz, Otto, Eric, and Simon. At chapel, 63dand Harvard, where services will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m.Interment Oakhill.
Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1946

Thomas Craig farmed on nearby Brooklyn Street for many years. Upon hisretirement, Mr. T. Craig moved to Cambridge. He had always been muchinterested in the Cambridge Church, being Sunday School Superintendentfor many years. As a Justice of the Peace, he did considerable legalwork. He and his wife had eight children. Only one of their childrenequaled this number but the others had seven, six, five, four, three, twoand one. All of the family, with the exception of Sarah, Mrs. CharlesPatriquin, spent most of their lives in the United States.

Elizabeth Despenser (died April 10, 1408) was an English noblewoman ofthe late 14th century.

She was the daughter of Sir Edward le Despenser, 4th Lord le Despenser, by Elizabeth Burghersh, daughter and heiress of Bartholomew de Burghersh. She married Sir John Fitzalan, 2nd Lord Arundel. They had three sons: John de Arundel, Lord Maltravers, and Lord Arundel; Thomas Fitzalan; and Edward Arundel. Sir John de Arundel, 2nd Lord Arundel, died testate 14 August 1390, and was buried at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire. Elizabeth married secondly, apparently after 28 April 1393 (as his second wife), William la Zouche, 3rd Lord Zouche of Harringworth (died 13 May 1396). They had no children. Her will requested burial at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire.

Steven Loren Busch passed away the evening of 36 June 2012 in Victorvillefrom a heart-attach. Steve was born 10 May 1952 in Riverside to the lateLoren Eugene and Evelyn Charlotte (Brinker) Busch. His family moved tothe Victorville in the 1967. Steve graduated from Victor Valley HighSchool in 1970. Steve worked more that twenty years as an emergencymedical technician for the Hesperia Fire Department. Steve worked withand for several public service organizations, most notably the Boy Scoutsof America. He worked extensively with the Explorers.
Steve was a kind and generous man; he will be missed by his friends family.
Steve is survived by two sisters, Judy Waltman and Mary Cox, both of Vista; and two brothers Randy of Victorville and Chuck of Hesperia. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.
His body will be cremated and a memorial service will take place August 18th at the Victor Valley Christian Church.
Written by Bill Sundstrom, 27 June 2012

This is an excerpt from a post to SGM (full post is in notes underErmengarde de Tonnerre), 5 Dec 1998, by Settipani, the noted Frenchgenealogist:

The Ascendancy of Ermengarde of Tonnerre : Part II

Renard (no 32) is not attested as member of the family. He is named as a count in a trial about Tonnerrois and fit at the good place for the missing generation in the family (to justify Renard IIʼs name, wich was no more inherited from a pseudo ʻBar-sur-Seineʼ dynasty, and because Milo IIʼs daughter was a Ren-trude).

Marriage 1
Elizabeth Carminow b: Abt 1314 in ,Lanherne,Cornwall,England
Married: 1334/1335 in of,Lanherne,Cornwall,England
John ARUNDELL b: Abt 1336 in Treleigh, Cornwall, England
Rose Arundell b: 1338 in Lanherne, Cornwall, England

Marriage 1
Isabella De Multon
Married: Abt 1360 of Cornwall, England

Marriage 2 Eleanor (Baroness Mautravers) MALTRAVERS
Married: 17 FEB 1357/1358 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

From Wikipedia

John Fitzalan (c. 1348 - December 16, 1379), 1st Lord Arundel, was a Marshal of England. He was born in Echingham, Sussex, England to Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel and his second wife Eleanor of Lancaster.

John was appointed Marshal by Richard II of England in 1377. He was summoned to Parliament 4 August 1377, by writ directed Johanni de Arundell. Being in command of a naval expedition in aid to the Duke of Brittany, he defeated the French fleet off the coast of Cornwall. Sir John de Arundel, 1st Lord Arundel, died testate at sea 15 Dec. 1379, being wrecked and drowned in the Irish Sea. He was buried in Lewes, Sussex. He was also an ancestor of the poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

On February 17, 1358, John was married to Lady Eleanor Maltravers, 1345 - January 10, 1404/1405, daughter of John Maltravers and Gwenthin. They had five children:
* Joan Fitzalan (c. 1360 - September 1, 1404. She was married first to Sir William de Echingham and secondly to William de Brien.
* John Fitzalan, 2nd Lord Arundel (November 3, 1364 - August 14, 1390), who married Elizabeth le Despenser.
o They had three sons:
+ John Fitzalan, 13th Earl of Arundel (1385 - 1421)
+ Edmund Fitzalan.
+ Sir Thomas Fitzalan of Beechwood (d. 1430). He was married to Joan Moyns.
* Richard Fitzalan (c. 1366 - June 3, 1419).
* William Arundel (c. 1369 - 1400. He was a Knight of the Garter.
* Margaret Fitzalan (c. 1372 - July 3, 1438). She was married to William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros

Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (1195 - 19 August 1245), Count ofProvence and Forcalquier, was the son of Alfonso II, Count of Provenceand Gersenda II of Sabran. After his father's death, Ramon was imprisonedin a castle in Aragon until he was able to escape in 1219 and claim hisinheritance. He was a powerful and energetic ruler who added Forcalquierto his domain.

Ramon married (5 June 1219) Beatrice of Savoy (d. 1266), daughter of Thomas I of Savoy. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, who's beauty was liked by Matthew Paris to that of a second Niobe. Ramon and Beatrice of Savoy had four beautiful daughters, who all married kings.
1. Two sons, possibly twins, who died young
2. Marguerite of Provence (born 1231), wife of Louis IX of France
3. Eleanor of Provence (born 1233), wife of Henry III of England
4. Sanchia of Provence (born 1228), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall
5. Beatrice of Provence (born 1231), wife of Charles I of Sicily

Wladislaus I Herman (Polish W?adys?aw I Herman, also seen as Ladislaus,Ladislas or Vladislav) (1040-1102), duke of Poland, was the son ofCasimir I of Poland, duke of Poland. He was the brother of Boleslaus II,the Bold, King of Poland.

He took the Polish throne in 1079 when Boleslaus II died, but resigned the royal title and supported Henry IV in a bid to restore peace.

Wladislaus Herman was first married to Judith of Bohemia, then to Judith of Swabia, the daughter of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor.

Wladislaus and Judith of Swabia had a daughter named Agnes of Gandersheim.

Loren Eugene Busch, 77 passed away on June 11, 2009 at his home inVictorville.He was a native of California born in Beaumont on June 13,1931. Loren lived in Victorville for 41 years. After 32 years he retiredas a bakery sales-driver. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from1950-1954, he attended Minnesota Bible College, was member of theCherokee Nation, Charter member and Elder of Victor Valley ChristianChurch.Loren was a devoted husband, father and grandpa! He enjoyedtraveling the United States with family and friends. Fishing, cars, allsports and gardening were some of his favorite hobbies.Loren is survivedby his wife Evalyn(Tiny) Busch of Victorville, CA his brothers, JamesBusch of Camarillo, CA, David Busch Of Tahoe, Baja, CA and William Buschof San Clemente, CA his sisters, Betty Erskin of Gentry, Arkansas , KathyWilburn of Denver, Colorado and Carol Grinyer of San Marcos, CA, hissons, Steven Busch and Randall Busch of Victorville, Charles Busch ofHesperia, his daughters, Judy Waltman Bosic and Mary Cox of Vista, CA,grandchildren, Ryan Waltman of Apple Valley, Dana Trimmins of Vista, CA,Evan and Tyler Busch of Victorville, Chad and Troy Busch of Modesto, CA,and Kristen Cox of Oceanside, CA and his great grandchildren, ErynnWaltman of Victorville, CA, Zackery Waller of Vista, CA and Landen Gibsonof Oceanside, Ca plus many nieces and nephews.He will truly be missed andremain forever in the hearts of his family and friends.Memorial serviceswill be held on Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 PM at Victor Valley ChristianChurch, 11223 11th Ave. Hesperia, CA with Gary Scheer officiating. SunsetHills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel (John de Arundel) of Buckland, Surrey,was the son of John Fitzalan, 1st Lord of Arundel and Eleanor Maltravers.

John, son and heir, was born 30 November 1364. He was with the army in Scotland in 1383 and with the English Fleet in thr western coast of France.

He married Elizabeth le Despenser, daughter of Edward le Despenser, 4th Lord le Despenser, by Elizabeth Burghersh, daughter and heiress of Bartholomew de Burghersh. They had three sons, John de Arundel, Lord Maltravers, and Lord Arundel; Thomas Arundel; and Edward Arundel.

Sir John de Arundel, 2nd Lord Arundel, died testate 14 August 1390, and was buried at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire. His widow Elizabeth, married 2nd, William la Zouche. She died testate 10 April 1408, her will requesting burial at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire.

Casimir I, the Restorer (Polish: Kazimierz I Odnowiciel) (1015-1058),duke of Poland, was the son of Mieszko II of Poland and Rixa vonLothringen. Casimir married Dobronega (Maria) of Kyiv and they had twochildren: Boleslaus II, King of Poland and Ladislaus Herman, duke ofPoland.

In 1046 the emperor Henry held royal/imperial courts at Merseburg and Meissen, where he ended the strife between the Dux Bomeraniorum (Pomerania), the duke Bratislaw of Bohemia and Casimir I of Poland.

From Wikipedia

Eleanor of Lancaster (sometimes called Eleanor Plantagenet1) (about 1315 - 11 January 1372) was born in Arundel, West Sussex, England, the fifth daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster (c. 1281-1345) and his wife Maud Chaworth (1282-1322).

First marriage and offspring
Sometime between September 1 and November 6, 1330, she married John Beaumont, 2nd Lord Beaumont, son of Henry Beaumont, 4th Earl of Buchan (c. 1288 - 1340) and his wife Alice Comyn (c. 1291-1349). They had two children:
1. Henry Beaumont, 3rd Lord Beaumont, born late 1339
2. Matilda Beaumont (died July 1467), married Hugh de Courtenay

Eleanor was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Philippa, and was in service to her in Ghent when her son Henry was born. John de Beaumont died in a tournament on 14 April 1342.

Second marriage
On 5 February 1344 at Ditton Church, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, she married Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey, known by the soubriquet of "Copped Hat", Justiciar of North Wales, Governor of Carnarvon Castle, Admiral of the West.2

His previous marriage, to Isabel le Despenser, had taken place when they were children. It was annulled by Papal mandate as she, since her father's attainder and execution, had ceased to be of any importance to him. The Pope obligingly annulled the marriage, bastardized the issue, and provided a dispensation for his second marriage to the woman with whom he had been living in adultery (the dispensation, dated 4 March 1344/5, was required because his first and second wives were first cousins).

The children of Eleanor's second marriage were:
1. Richard (1346-1397), who succeeded as Earl of Arundel
2. John Fitzalan(bef 1349-1379)
3. Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of York (c. 1350-February 19, 1413)
4. Joan Fitzalan (bef. 1351-April 17, 1419), married Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford
5. Alice Fitzalan (1352-March 17, 1416), married Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent

Eleanor died at Arundel and was buried at Lewes Priory in Lewes, Sussex, England. Her husband was buried beside her; in his will Richard requests to be buried "near to the tomb of Eleanor de Lancaster, my wife; and I desire that my tomb be no higher than hers, that no men at arms, horses, hearse, or other pomp, be used at my funeral, but only five was about the corpse of my wife, be allowed."

Allen E. Woodall 54, former Utican, died Oct 19,1957, at Stockton, CA,after a brief illness.
Woodall was born in Colton, NY, Sept 26, 1903, a son of J. Earl Woodall and Laura Bancroft Woodall. He moved to Utica with his family at the age of 11.
He graduated from Utica Free Academy in 1922 and received his BA degree from Syracuse University in1926. During college, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his master's degree from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
He served as an English and journalism teacher at the University of Minnesota, Seton Hall College, Northern State Teachers College of South Dakota, Boston University and the College of the Pacific, where he was employed at the time of death.
His early interest in writing, shown when he wrote "Aeneas," which was given as the senior play at UFA, developed into a writing career. Besides "Aeneas," he was the author of other published poems including: "Friend of Maecenas," "The Curse of Dido," "A Sabine Legend," "Dakota Dust" and "Stone Bears of Stockton." He had poems published in Nature magazine, Saturday Evening Post, and the Christian Science Monitor.
He also wrote articles for The English Journal and had an active part in the meetings of the National Council of English Teachers. His "Ode to Horace," written for the 2,000th anniversary of Horace's birth, won a national award.
His interest in rose culture led to his recognition as an authority and brought him contacts with growers in both the United States and Europe.
In 1928 he married Marian Unckless of Scott NY.
Besides his wife, survivors are two daughters, Maralyn and Sylvia, both of Stockton; his father, J. Earl. Woodall of 1538 Sunset Ave., Utica; a brother, J. Arden Woodall of Paxton, MA, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow in Stockton, CA.
Observer Dispatch, Utica, 21 October 1957

He married three times:
Marriage 1 Maud Grosvenor b: ABT. 1255 in Great Budworth
William Vernon b: ABT. 1278
Richard Vernon b: ABT. 1288 in Shipbrook

Marriage 2 Mary Darce b: ABT. 1270 in Dacre of Gillisland Cumberland
Married: ABT. 1270
Agatha Vernon b: BET. 1270 - 1282 in Shipbrook, Cheshire, England
Rose Vernon b: ABT. 1279 in Shipbrook

Marriage 3 Matilda Hatton b: ABT. 1260 in Hatton
Married: ABT. 1289
Matilda Vernon b: ABT. 1282
Robert Vernon b: ABT. 1285 in Hatton

J. Earl Woodall, 91, of 1538 Sunset Ave., retired inspector with New YorkState Railways, died Oct 26 in St Luke's Memorial Hospital Center.
He was born in Utica and attended its schools. In 1901, he married Laura Bancroft. She died in 1946. The couple owned and operated a general store in Crary Mills , St. Lawrence County, before coming to Utica. He retired in the early 1930s.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a 50-year member of Faxton Lodge F&AM.
He leaves a son, J. Arden Woodall, Paxton, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. Cora Meehan, Philadelphia, Pa.
The funeral will be at 2 tomorrow from Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Calling hours at Williams Funeral Home are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.
Daily Press, Utica, 28 October 1968

Taylor C. Hunt passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the age of 49 inSt. Louis, Mo. He was born Sept. 21, 1959, in Joplin, Mo., to the lateBobby Dean and Ruth (Starne) Hunt.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann (Hood) Hunt on Aug. 3, 1983, and to this union two children were born.
Taylor was employed as a Communications Operator III with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He attended First United Methodist Church of Rolla.
Taylor was the former owner/cook of Hunts BBQ in Joplin for 13 years. He was also a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Carl Junction, Mo., for eight years.
Taylor was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years Barbara Ann Hunt of Rolla; children Keaton and Kelsey Hunt of Rolla; brother Wayne Hunt and wife Joyce of Joplin; sister Kathy Bond of Webb City, Mo.; grandparents Katherine and Beecher Campbell of Oswego, Kan.; mother and father in-law Gerald and Julia Hood of Joplin; uncles John Starne of Texas, and Paul Starne of Arcadia, Kan.; nieces and nephews Zack and Levi Hunt, Cameron and Lauren Howard, and Addison McCully; along with many friends.
Funeral services for Taylor C. Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Rolla with Rev. Tim Lee, Rev. Bob Morrison, and Assoc. Pastor Steve George officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Barbara Hunt for the Keaton and Kelsey Hunt College Fund. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations
Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.
The Joplin Globe, 5 March 2009

Eckberg Lyle J. Eckberg, age 86, of Stillwater, died peacefully on Fridaymorning, in the loving presence of his three children. Preceded in deathby his wife of 39 years, Margaret S. Eckberg; infant son, John; andbrother, William. He will be sadly missed by son, David and wife, StacyEinck of Stillwater; daughter, Ann K. Chapman and husband, Tom ofPortland, OR; son, Charles and wife, Deborah of Woodbury; cherishedgrandchildren, Tyler, Katherine, Elizabeth, Joshua, Elaine,Noah,Margaret, and Amy; sister, Zelda Grane; brother, Robert; many nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Eckberg was the founder ofEckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff, and Vierling, PLLP, now the largest lawfirm in Washington County. He completed his undergraduate education atGustavus Adolphus College. He received his L.L.B. from St. Paul Collegeof Law and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. He proudlyserved his country in the European Theater of Operations during WWII. Hewas actively engaged in the practice of law for over 50 years and wasinstrumental in incorporating various cities within Washington County. Hewas a former member of the Board of Governers of the Minnesota BarAssociation, Past President of the 19th District and Washington CountyBar Associations and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. He sat on theBoard of Directors for Cosmopolitan State Bank for over 25 years. Lylealso helped organize Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. The family extendstheir gratitude to his partners, associates and staff and in particular,his Legal Assistant, Karen Stoltzmann. We also extend our heartfeltthanks to the staff at Boutwell's Landing, Lakeview Hospital, GreeleyHealth Care Center, The Lakeview Hospice Team, The Pillars hospice andDr. Wayne Carlson, his Physician and friend. A Celebration of Lyle's Lifewill be held on Tuesday, 11am at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 115 NorthFourth Street, Stillwater. Interment Fairview Cemetery. Family willreceive friends Monday, 5-8pm at BRADSHAW, 6061 North Osgood at Highway36, Stillwater, and also one hour prior to the service at church.Memorials are preferred.
Published in the Star Tribune from 3/15/2003 - 3/16/2003.

Eleanor Maltravers, Lady Arundel (~1345 - January 12, 1405, was anEnglish noblewoman during the reigns of King Edward III of England andhis successors.

The younger daughter of John Maltravers and his wife Gwenthin, she was co-heiress in 1350 to her brother, Henry Maltravers. She married Sir John Fitzalan, 1st Lord of Arundel. They had five sons, John De Arundel, William Arundel, K.G. Arundel, Thomas Arundel, Henry Arundel, and Richard Arundel, and two daughters, Joan Arundel who married William Echingham, and Margaret Arundel, who married William Roos. She was a legatee in the 1375 will of her step-grandmother, Agnes, Lady Maltravers. She was sole heiress in or after 1383 to her sister, Joan Maltravers, wife of Robert Roos, by which she became Lady Maltravers. Sir John Fitzalan died at sea on December 15, 1379. Eleanor married secondly (as his second wife) Sir Reynold Cobham, 2nd Lord Cobham of Sterborough (died July 6, 1403), but in 1384 they were divorced on account of their consanguinity and subsequently allowed to remarry with proper dispensation. On her death, Eleanor was buried with her first husband, John Fitzalan.

BROCKTON - Michael Anthony Petrone, 65, a lifelong resident of Brocktonuntil recently, passed away August 22, 2010 at his home in Florida.
Michael was a Brockton Police Officer for over 30 years. He served four year in the U.S. Navy on the President's Boxing Team. He loved the game of golf and was a member of the Brockton Country Club for many years.
A son of the late Michael P. and Geraldine C. Petrone, Michael was the husband of Rebecca Gordon Petrone; beloved father of Danielle Amick of Sarasota, Florida; nephew of Nina Sullivan of Brockton, brother of Donald Petrone of Colorado, step-father of Ronald Svenson and his wife Kirsten of West Bridge water and Christopher Svenson and his wife Debbie of Humble, Texas; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Taylor, Cory and Parker; step-grandfather to Courtney, Victoria, Olivia and Cameron Svenson and uncle to many.
All are welcome to calling hours, Monday, September 20, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. with 7 p.m. service. Private burial.
Memorial gifts may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
The Enterprise, Brockton, 29 August 2010

From Wikipedia

Richard of Autun (ca.867-September 1, 921) was Count of Autun and the first Duke of Burgundy.

Richard was reportedly son to either Theodore, Count of Ardennes or Boso, Count of Metz by his wife Richilde the Frank. Either of the two men may have been his paternal uncle. Richard was brother or possibly first cousin to Richilde, second wife of Charles the Bald.

The duchy was entrusted upon him by king Charles the Bald, his brother-in-law, in 887. The lands of Burgundy initially comprised the counties of Autun, Macon, Chalon-sur-Sane, Langres, Nevers, Auxerre and Sens, but in the following centuries, the duchy would expand far beyond these counties.

Richard married Adelaide of Auxerre in 888. She was daughter to Conrad II, Count of Auxerre and Ermentrude of Alsace. They had several sons and daughters including:
* Rudolph, Duke of Burgundy.
* Hugh, Duke of Burgundy.
* Ermengarde of Burgundy. Married to Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy.
* Willa of Burgundy. Married first to Hugh, Count of Vienne and secondly to Boso, Count of Arles.
* Adelaide of Burgundy. Married to Regnier II, Count of Hainaut.
* Richilde of Burgundy. Married to Litaud I, Count of Macon.

In a letter to her father dated 1/6/1949, she states that she will have ababy in two weeks. She further state that she knows who the father is,but does not name him. She must have put this child up for adoption.

Note from rootsweb listing:
Graduated Acadia University with a B.A. 1896; married classmate from Acadia Univerity 9 Aug 1900; went to Annapolis Academy and Normal School, Truro, NS. He was principal of the public School at Granville Ferry, NS 1898-1901; Principal at Weymouth Bridge, NS 1901-1903; Student at Columbia University, NY 1903-1904 M.A. Clumbia 1904; Headmaster at St. Bernard's School (now Gill-St. Bernard's) in Gladstone, NJ 1904-1908; Supt. St. Christopher's Home, Dobbs Ferry, NY 1908-1912; Educational Director Y.M.C.A., Brooklyn & Bridgeport branches 1912 to date of writing of the book. His address at that time was 14 Longview Ave., White Plains, NY. (per "Acadia University, Records of the Graduates 1843-1926," A.A. Chute).
Merle Armstrong believes that Alfred died while traveling in the fall of 1946 between CA and NY. Also believed to have been divorced; his wife's address in April, 1951 was RFD Calverton, Long Island, NY. Merle has checked Halifax papers and was unable to locate an obit. He may possibly have been the Registrar at NYU Law School, but they did not reply to Merle's letter. I contacted Gill-St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, NJ by telephone and they were unable to provide me with any information regarding this headmaster of long ago.

From Wikipedia

Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel (c. 1313-January 24, 1376) was an English nobleman and military leader.

Fitzalan was the eldest son of Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, and Alice Warenne. His birthdate is uncertain, but could not have been before 1307. Around 1321, FitzAlan's father allied with King Edward II's favorites, the Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester and his namesake son, and Richard was married to the daughter of Hugh the Younger. Fortune turned against the Despenser party, and in 1326, FitzAlan's father was executed, and he did not succeed to his father's estates or titles.

However, political conditions had changed by 1330, and over the next few years Richard was gradually able to reacquire the Earl of Arundel as well as the great estates his father had held in Sussex and in the Welsh Marches. Beyond this, in 1334 he was made justice of North Wales (later his term in this office was made for life), sheriff for life of Caernarvonshire, and governor of Caernarfon Castle.

Despite his high offices in Wales, in the following decades Arundel spent much of his time fighting in Scotland (during the Second Wars of Scottish Independence) and France (during the Hundred Years' War). In 1337, Arundel was made joint commander of the English army in the north, and the next year he was made the sole commander.

In 1340 he fought at the Battle of Sluys, and then at the siege of Tournai. After a short term as warden of the Scottish Marches, he returned to the continent, where he fought in a number of campaigns, and was appointed Joint Lieutanant of Aquitaine in 1340.

Arundel was one of the three principal English commanders at the Battle of Crécy. He spent much of the following years on various military campaigns and diplomatic missions.

In 1353 he succeeded to the Earldom of Surrey (or Warenne), which even further increased his great wealth. (He did not however use the additional title until after the death of the Dowager Countess of Surrey in 1361.) He made very large loans to King Edward III but even so on his death left behind a great sum in hard cash.

Arundel married twice. His first wife (as mentioned above), was Isabella Despenser. He repudiated her, and had the marriage annulled on the grounds that he had never freely consented to it. After the annulment he married Eleanor of Lancaster, daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Maud Chaworth.

By his first marriage he had one daughter. By the second he had 3 sons: Richard, who succeeded him as Earl; John Fitzalan, who was a Marshall of England, and drowned in 1379; and Thomas Arundel, who became Archbishop of Canterbury. He also had 2 surviving daughters by his second wife: Joan, who married Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, and Alice, who married Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent.

David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon (d. 1219) was a Scottishprince. He was the son of Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon andthereby grandson of the Scottish king David I. David's son John succeededhim to the earldom.

After the extinction of the senior line of the Scottish royal house in 1290 when the line of David's brother King William I ended, David's descendants were the prime candidates for the throne. The two most notable claimants to the throne, Robert Bruce Lord of Annandale (grandfather of another Robert Bruce) and John Balliol claimed descent through David's daughters Isobel and Margaret respectively.

Evalyn C. Busch passed away Tuesday, June 5th at Victor Valley CommunityHospital, Victorville, CA. She was born August 28, 1928, in St. Peter,MN, to Charles and Evalyn Brinker. Evalyn enjoyed music, singing,cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Evalynworked for the Victor Valley School District from 1968 to 1990 in theschool cafeteria. This way she was always home with her children. Shewas a member of the Victor Valley Christian Church since 1970, singing inthe choir and song leader during church services for many years.
Evalyn is survived by her three sons Steve, Randall and Charles (Sheryll) Busch; and two daughters Judy Waltman and Mary Cox; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Loren E. Busch, of 59 years, who has now greeted her in Heaven, both of her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

A man who jumped to his death from Hoover Dam on Monday has beenidentified as Michael John Keahey, 34, of Las Vegas.
Witnesses told authorities that about 6:30 p.m. they saw the man jump over a dam wall. His body came to rest on the concrete roof of the dam's power station.
Keahey's car was found in a parking lot on the Arizona side of the dam. The Mohave County, Ariz., coroner's office identified Keahey on Thursday through fingerprint analysis.
The death was the second suicide at the dam in less than a month. On June 26, Terry Weiner, 46, of Las Vegas jumped to his death.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, 21 July 2000

Mrs. J. H. Webster of Cambridge: passed away after a lingering illness onWednesday morning, 5th inst. in the 58th year of her age. She leaves ahusband and two children to mourn the loss of a faithful loving wife anda kind and christian mother. During her illness, which was of a verydistressing nature, she exhibited remarkable patience and fortitude, andan implicit trust in the Savior, whom she loved, and without a regret,except for the loved ones left behind, she passed away without a struggleto the rest beyond. The funeral took place on Friday and although the daywas very unpleasant there was a large attendance. The sermon was preachedby Rev E.O. Read, Rev Mr. Freeman, and Rev Mr. Hawley (Presbyterian) werein attendance and took part in the service. Mrs. Webster was the daughterof the late William Craig, of Brooklyn St., Cornwallis, who some twentyyears ago preceded his daughter to the better land. Mrs. Webster was bornat Morristown, Aylesford, in a house which her father, then a young man,built with his own hands about seventy years ago, in what was then analmost unbroken forest. This house, which is one of the oldest in thecounty, is still occupied, and is the comfortable home of Mr. RobertNichols. In this house and on this farm in Morristown Mr. and Mrs. Craigraised a family of eight children, in which this death makes the firstbreak. The venerable mother still lives, and at the advanced age of 92years and 8 months was able to attend the funeral of her daughter. In1857 Mr. Craig, with his family, removed from Morristown to BrooklynStreet, Cornwallis, and in 1860 Miss Catherine Craig was united inmarriage to Mr. John H. Webster, of Cambridge, with whom she resideduntil her death. By honest toil and econmy, and good luck that generallygoes with these characteristics, Mr. and Mrs. Webster, althoughcommencing with but little, soon became forehanded, and Mr. W. has for anumber of years been reckoned among our successful men. Last summer, theson, Mr. J.G. Webster married, and his father gave him the homestead, andbuilt a new house near the station for a home for himself and wife, inwhich they hoped to spend a number of quiet years of rest in their oldage. But an all-wise Providence has disarranged their plans, and Mr.Webster is left alone.

From Wikipedia

Judith (c. 844-870), also called Judith Martel, was the wife of Ethelwulf of Wessex and Ethelbald of Wessex.

Judith was born probably in October of 844, the daughter of Charles the Bald, king of the Franks, and Ermentrude. She was forced by her father to marry Æthelwulf, King of Wessex on October 1, 856 at Verberie sur Oise, France; when he was 51, and she was 13.

After Æthelwulf's death on January 13, 858, she was married to his son, Æethelbald, sometime after February 858. Æethelbald was 18 and she was then 14. After Æethelbald's death, the marriage was annulled (in 860), and she was confined at Senlis.

She eloped with Baldwin I, Count of Flanders, in January 862. He was 23, she was 19. They were probably married at the monastery of Senlis before they eloped. They hid until October, when they went to her uncle Lothair for protection. From there they fled to Pope Nicholas I for protection. They were then officially married at Auxerre.

They had a son, Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, born in 864. Oddly enough, he was also called the Bald.

Judith died in 870.

The Saint Peter Woolen Mill is a family-owned and operated woolen mill.It is located in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, where it continueson to a fourth generation.
In 1912, John Charles and Margaret Brinker purchased the Saint Peter Woolen Mill buildings and machinery from Edward Borneman. John Charles and his son John Henry continued in business together until John Charles Brinker's death in 1931. Charles Henry then inherited the Mill and continued in business along with his wife, Evelyn. In 1954, their son Charles Eugene Brinker and his wife Mary Lue purchased the Saint Peter Woolen Mill.
The original Woolen Mill building, too old for safety, was torn down in 1960 and the machinery was moved to its present location adjacent to where the old Mill stood.
Today, Charles E. Brinker's daughter Patricia Johnson continues to manage the Mill operations for a fourth generation. His son, Joel Brinker, is Sales Manager for the Mill. Another daughter, Peggy Brinker, manages Mary Lue's Yarn Shop and the Sheep Delights gift shop. The tradition of the Saint Peter Woolen Mill continues in the Brinker family.

MARGUERITE B. FOGARTY, (AGE 81) Woodbridge, VA, formerly of Nanticoke, PAdied on December 2, 2005 at Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge. MargueriteHosey was born on July 16, 1924 to Henry and Mary (Devine) Hosey inNanticoke, PA. After graduating from Nanticoke High School in 1942 shemoved to Washington, D.C. She married James Fogarty in 1950 and they hadthree children. James died in 1974. Marguerite's survivors include herthree children, daughter, Charlene (Dennis) Sundstrom of Carthage, SD andsons, Jim (Sharon) Fogarty of Woodbrigde, VA and Marty (Carol) Fogarty ofDumfries, VA, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister,Kathleen Lewis of Nanticoke, PA and a brother, Dr. Patrick (Ruth) Hoseyof Mountain Tip, PA. Marguerite was preceded in death by his parents, herhusband, her half-brother, three half-sisters and a niece. Visitationwill be held on December 8, at MILLER FUNERAL HOME, Woodbridge, VA from 5to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on December 9, at 10:30 a.m. atHoly Family Catholic Church, 14160 Ferndale Dr., Dale City, VA 22193.Interment will be private.
The Washington Post, 7 December 2005

He was an Atomic Scientist; worked for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited inChalk River, Ontario and was the winner of the Kroll Award in 1998.

Louis the Stammerer (November 1, 846 - April 10, 879), also known asLouis II and Louis le Begue, was the son of Charles I and Ermentrude ofOrléans.

He married three wives and had four children. He and his first wife, Ansgarde of Burgundy, had two sons, Louis III and Carloman, both of whom were Kings of France. With his second wife, Adelaide Judith of Paris, had one daughter, Ermentrude, Princess of the West Franks. He and his third wife, Luitgarde of Saxony, had one son, Charles III, King of France, King of West Franks.

Louis the Stammerer was said to be physically weak and outlived his father by only two years. He had almost no impact on politics. On his death his realms were divided between two of his sons, Carloman and Louis III.

Patricia Eleen Brandon, 66, of Chanhassen on 11-19-2005. Preceded indeath by parents, Wilbur and Florence Gardner; son, Matthew Brandon.Survived by husband, Curtis Brandon; son, John (Rebecca) Brandon,grandchildren: Rachel, Hannah, Joshua, Katherine of Buffalo; daughter,Martha (Mark) Ekhoff grandchildren, Anthony and Maddison of Tonka Bay.Interment Lakewood Cemetery on Wed. 12 Noon. Memorial Service, Wed 2 PMat Grace Church of Eden Prairie. Memorials preferred to Grace Church.Patricia was a loving wife and mother of three children, grandmother ofsix children, and sister to five siblings. Througout her 66 years oflife, she chose to live for Christ and Christ alone, attendingNorthwestern College, raising her children in a Christian home, andserving at Grace Church. She was diagnosed with diabetes in 1965 and forthe past several years struggled with heart disease and othercomplications. She passed peacefully in her sleep Saturday evening, Nov.19. Though the end was sudden, she is now resting in the arms of herSavior.
Star Tribune, 22 November 2005

After an illness of severe intensity and of a years duration, rest cameMonday morning at 3: A.M., May 8th, 1944.
Thomas Henry Scott was born March 17, 1904 to Thomas and Harriet Scott at Rockford, Minnesota.
He joined the Baptist Church at Anoka when he was about twenty years of age. May 29th, 1929 he was united in Holy Wedlock with Marguerite Cook of Osseo, Minnesota. To this union were added four children: Shirley Arlene, David Arnold, Harriet Irene, and Nancy Nell.
The Scotts lived at Maple Plain until last fall when Mr. Scott's health had failed so much he could not continue his work. The cause of his illness proved to be a tumor lodged inside the skull. He was at his home during the latter part of his illness and passing.
He is survived by his wife and children, by his parents; by five sisters; Lillian [Mrs Earl Snodgrass] of Buffalo, Minnesota; Mae at home; Zella [Mrs Ennis Batdorf], Wayzata; Florence [Mrs. Albert Titus], Robbinsdale; Myrtle [Mrs John Schleifer] and brother, Donald both of Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Osseo Methodist Church, Rev. Upton Dahle officiating, assisted by Rev. Roy Stinlund of Armstrong.
Six nephews acted as pallbearers: Merlin, Harold and Warren Snodgrass, and Raymond and Harvey Batdorf, and Harlyn Street.
Interment was made in Niggler Cemetery.

Thomas Henry Scott Jr. was born 17 Mar 1904, at the home of his parents, on Lake Sarah, near Rockford, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. He was the first son of Thomas and Mary Harriet [Prestidge] Scott. He grew up and went to school in the Rockford area, but did not complete grade school.
At one time my dad [Tom] had a ferret. He kept the ferret in a barrel of straw in the basement. Sometimes the ferret would bite the fingers of one of us kids. A ferret will not release their bite until they draw blood, so the only way we could get our finger out of it's mouth was to spit on the ferrets nose so it couldn't breath, or put it's head under water.
The ferret was used to flush rabbits out of their burrow. He would put the ferret into the burrow and then it would chase the rabbits out. The kids had to stand guard and let him know which hole the rabbit came out of, so he could shoot it. He had a problem with the ferret killing the rabbits, and eating them, then the ferret's hunger would be satisfied and it would not come back out of the burrow. He took care of that problem by taking the ferret to the dentist, and having it's teeth cut off, so it could not hurt the rabbits. My brother David went to the Dentist with him, and watched as Daddy held down the Ferret and the Dentist took care of his teeth. He first went to a dentist in Delano, who refused to do the job, and then to the Dentist in Rockford, who didn't mind working on the teeth of a ferret.
Until Tom became ill with a malignant brain tumor, he farmed with his father Thomas Scott Sr. The family then moved to Osseo, Minnesota. Tom is remembered for an outstanding sense of humor, a remarkably good singing voice, his drive toward hard work, and best of all: his love for his children.
Nancy N. Scott Fitch 2002

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, in FaithLutheran Church for LeRoy ''Roy'' Waters, who died April 13 at age 78.
Mr. Waters was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Oshkosh, Wis. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a baker and had lived in California, Colorado and Portland. He was superintendent of the Fred Meyer bakery when he retired in 1972. He was a member of the church. In 1943, he married Inez Ivesdal.
Survivors include his wife; son, Neil of Middlebury, Vt.; daughter, Sami Oeser of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers, Raymond and Robert, both of Wisconsin, and Stanley and William, both of Tennessee; sisters, Eleanor Polus of Wisconsin and Myrtle Manthie and Marcella Derber, both of California; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the church or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Ross Hollywood Chapel.
The Oregonian, 16 April 1998

Marguerite was the wife of Thomas Henry Scott Jr. who is also buried inthe Niggler Cemetery, and the mother of four children.
Marguerite Irene Cook was born 24 May 1899, at Maple Grove, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William and Nellie Jane [Byram or Byron] Cook.
HEALTH: She had many health problems, including: adult onset diabetes, gallbladder problems, thyroid problems, stomach cancer, and heart problems. She also had three detached retina surgeries.
CHURCH: She was a member of the Osseo Church of the Nazarene.
Services for Marguerite I. Scott, 71, of 32 Third St., NE Osseo, were Monday, Oct 26 at Osseo Nazarene Church; interment was in Niggler Cemetery at Osseo. Mrs. Scott died Friday, Oct 23 in Osseo.
She was born in Maple Grove, May 24, 1899.
A member of Osseo Nazarene Church, Mrs. Scott was a lifelong resident of the area.
Survivors include: on son, David A. Scott of Fridley; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard [Shirley A.] VanHoover of Bremerton, Washington; Mrs. Burton [Harriet I.] Holloway of Oakville, Wash; and Mrs. Raymond [Nancy N.] Fitch of Osseo; one brother, Arnold Cook of Osseo; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Street of Osseo; Mrs Roy Schrader of Osseo, and Mrs. Ben Albright of Henning, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren and two foster grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were with the Evans-Nordby Funeral Home of Osseo, Keith L. Nordby, Director
Rev. Stanley Gerboth officiated at her funeral. Joan Roy sang, and Lois Anderson was the organist.
She attended Normal School at the University of Minnesota, Farm Campus and graduated in 1919. She taught school at the Evergreen Grove School, Independence Village. While teaching there, she met Tom Scott, who she later married.
After Tom died in 1944 Marguerite remained in the same home in Osseo her entire life, and raised her four children there.

She was first married to Sir Henry de Hastings He was born about 1194 inFillongley, Warwick, England.
Their children:
Eleanor Hillaria De Hastings b: ABT. 1237 in Stanton-Harcourt, Oxfordshire
Sir Henry De Hastings
Lora De Hastings

Raised by her aunt,

Celia C. Randall Wellington, 87, of Route 90, Cayuga, died Wednesday athome.
She was born in Montrose, Pa. She was a machine operator with Columbia Rope, Auburn.
Her husband, Lawerence, died previously.
Survivors: Two daughters, June Doty of Hornell and Shirley Johnson of Syracuse; five sons, John of Port Byron, Richard of Auburn, Robert and Gary , both of Cayuga, and Ronald of San Diego; a brother, Donald Randall of California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Audioun Funeral Home. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Cayuga. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 218 Main St., Port Byron.
The Post-Standard, Syracuse, 3 November 2000

Created Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King Richard II.
He resided in County Kent.
- from Mayflower Planters, Leon Clak Hills, 1936

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Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (~1090 - October 31, 1147) was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England, and one of the dominant figures of the English Anarchy period.

Robert was probably the eldest of Henry's many illegitimate children. He was born at Caen in Normandy before his father's accession to the English throne. His mother is not known for certain, though recent scholarship suggests she was a member of the Gay family, minor nobility in Oxfordshire. William of Malmesbury refers to Robert's "Norman, Flemish, and French" ancestry, but this may be a reference only to his father's side of the family. Robert was acknowledged at birth, and raised at his father's court. He had a reputation of being an educated man, not altogether surprising considering his father's scholarly inclinations. He was a patron of William of Malmesbury and Geoffrey of Monmouth.

He married in 1107 to Mabel of Gloucester, daughter of Robert Fitzhamon, thereby receiving lordship of Gloucester and Glamorgan. She died in 1157. Their children were:
1. William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester, died 1183
2. Roger Fitz Robert, Bishop of Worcester, died 1179
3. Hamon Fitz Robert, slain at the siege of Toulouse in 1159
4. Philip Fitz Robert, Castellan of Cricklade, died after 1147
5. Richard Fitz Robert, lord of Creully, died 1175
6. Maud of Gloucester, died 1189, wife of Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester

In 1119, Robert fought at the Battle of Bremule; he was already one of King Henry's foremost military captains. In 1122, he was created Earl of Gloucester.

At his father's death, in the struggle between the Empress Matilda and Stephen for the English throne, he at first declared for Stephen, but subsequently left Stephen's service and was loyal to Matilda, his half-sister, until his death. According to the Gesta Stephani:

"Among others came Robert, Earl of Gloucester, son of King Henry, but a bastard, a man of proved talent and admirable wisdom. When he was advised, as the story went, to claim the throne on his father's death, deterred by sounder advice he by no means assented, saying it was fairer to yield it to his sister's son (the future Henry II of England), than presumptuously to arrogate it to himself."

At the Battle of Lincoln, he captured Stephen, whom he imprisoned in the custody of his wife, Mabel. This advantage was lost, however, when Robert fell into the hands of Stephen's partisans at Winchester, covering Matilda's escape from a failed siege. Robert was so important to Matilda's cause that she released Stephen to regain Robert's services. In 1142 she sent Robert to convince her husband Geoffrey of Anjou to join her cause. Geoffrey refused to go to England until he conquered Normandy, so Robert stayed in France to help him until he learned of Matilda being besieged at Oxford. He hastened back to England, along with Matilda's young son Henry. In 1144 one of Robert's own sons, Philip, declared for Stephen and so Robert found himself and his son on opposite sides.

Robert fought tirelessly on Matilda's behalf until his death in 1147 from a fever at Bristol. One of his illegitimate sons was Richard, Bishop of Bayeux (died 1142).

Fidelia Partridge Sweetapple & her baby who died 7 May 1862 in childbirth.... Her husband, (John B.), died 21 Dec 1862 at Fort Monroe duringthe Civil War.... Surrounding her grave is a wrought iron fence, and asweetapple tree.

Edward I is sometimes referred to as "the English Justinian" He had alove for justice, honor, and order in his affairs. At one point in hisreign, he faced a declaration of war with France and rebellions from theWelsh and Scots. He decided that the only way to overcome hisdifficulties would be to solicit the support of his people. In 1295 hecalled together a parliament consisting of representatives of thenobility, the church, and the common people. This "Model Parliament"marked the beginning of parliamentary government in England, a systemthat has continued to the present day. "What touches all," Edwardproclaimed, "should be approved by all, and it is also clear that commondangers should be met by measures agreed upon in common." He restrictedthe power of the king by accepting the rule that taxes could not belevied or laws made except by the consent of parliament.

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Edward the Elder (871? - July 17, 924) was King of England (899 - 924). He was the son of Alfred the Great and became King of Wessex upon his father's death in 899.

Edward arguably exceeded Alfred's military achievements, restoring the Danelaw to Saxon rule and reigning in Mercia from 918, after the death of his sister, Ethelfleda. He spent his early reign fighting his cousin Aethelwald, son of Ethelred I. He had about eighteen children from his three marriages, and may have had an illegitimate child, too. He died in 924 and was buried at Winchester. Edmund I, or Edmund the Deed-Doer (921-May 26, 946) who was King of England from 939 was a son of Edward the Elder, and a half-brother to Athelstan. Athelstan died on October 27, 939, and Edmund succeeded him as King.

His daughter, Eadgifu married King Charles III of France. Her son became King Louis IV of France.

They lived in South Africa in the late 1970's.

LUTZ, Madeline - 72, Torbrook Mines, died September 25, 1995, in SoldiersMemorial Hospital, Middleton. Born at Moshers Corner, Annapolis Co., shewas a daughter of the late Leslie and Margaret (Bent) Lewis. She attendedFellowship Baptist Church, Melvern Square, and was a representative forStudio Girl for over 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Bernie;daughter, Gail (Mrs. Max Gates), Kingston; sons, David, Bridgetown;Jimmie, Wilmot; Darrell, Tremont; sisters, Charlotte (Mrs. BernardAalders), Dartmouth; Margie (Mrs. Joe Carey), Margaretsville; Mrs.Mildred Payson, Kaye (Mrs. Donnie Lightfoot), Wilmot; brother, Reginald,Halifax; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceasedby brothers Ronald, infant brother Leslie. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today,2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, all in Warren T. RoopFuneral Home, Middleton, Rev. Morris Mills officiating. Burial inMorristown Cemetery.

Virginia Cleeland Holt, 74, died Jan. 7, 2000 at her home in Murray, Utah.
Born 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. Former resident of Mystic, CT, Aurora, OH, Bonita Springs, FL, and resident of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Virginia loved life and was devoted to her husband Edward; her three children: Virginia, Steven, Christopher; and her grandchildren: Andrew, Nina, twins Sheldon and Hannah.
Her major passions besides family were her friends and gardening. A founding member of the Rake and Trowel Garden Club in Waterford, CT, and past president and long standing member of the Mystic, CT, Garden Club. While living in Aurora, Ohio, Virginia, with several friends, founded a successful ongoing floral business. A dedicated Navy wife, she made countless friends worldwide that lasted her lifetime.
She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Forever in our hearts, our loss is heaven's gain.
Memorial services will be held Tues. Jan. 11, 2000 2 p.m. at the St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT.

Curriculum Vitae of Robert Unckless:
He was born in Rochester, NY on October 5, 1974. He attended Ithaca College from 1993 to 1994 and Cornell University from 1994 to 1997 and graduated from Cornell with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997. He earned Master of Science degrees from Cornell University in 1999 and State University of New York College at Brockport in 2005. He came to the University of Rochester in the Summer of 2006 and began graduate studies in Biology. He received a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellowship in 2006. He pursued his research in biology under the direction of Professors John Jaenike and H. Allen Orr and received the Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester in 2008. List of Publications and Articles Submitted for Publication: Unckless, R.L. and H.A. Orr. 2010. Gametic drive, postzygotic isolation, and the snowball effect. Genetics (in revision). Jaenike J., R.L. Unckless, S.N. Cockburn, L.M. Boelio, and S.J. Perlman. 2010. Adaptive evolution via symbiosis: recent spread of a defensive symbiont in Drosophila. Science 329: 212-215. Unckless, R.L. and H.A. Orr. 2009. The population genetics of adaptation: multiple substitutions on a smooth fitness landscape. Genetics 183: 1079-1086.

Birthday Party
Mrs. Iona A. Sweet was guest of honor at a birthday dinner-party given at the Riverview tearoom Monday night by her granddaughters: Mrs. William E. Snodgrass of Greenharbor, Rye; Mrs. Frederic Woble, Miss Beverly Sweet and Miss Joan Sweet.
Old fashioned flowers, favors and red and white decorations with lighted tapers adorned the table.
Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sweet and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Barlow.
The Binghamton Press, 7 September 1937
Iona A. Sweet, Pastorʼs Widow, Dies at 91 Years
The funeral of Mrs. Iona Adela Sweet, 91, of 41 North Street, was held this afternoon at the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, 71 Main Street. The Rev. Wheaton P. Webb and the Rev. Alfred R. Burke officiated.
Mrs. Sweet died Sunday morning at her home. She had been in failing health for some time. She was the widow of the late Rev. John B. Sweet who preached for any years in Methodist pulpits of Wyoming Conference.
Mr. Sweet died in 1918 after 39 years in the ministry, which he entered in 1879.
Mrs. Sweet was a member of Centenary Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur W. Robinson; six grandchildren, Mrs. William E. Snodgrass, Rye; Mrs. Malcolm C. McGrath, Washington, DC; Mrs. George H. Winner, Elmira; Mrs. F. Gordon Boyce, Hamilton; Mrs. William Connor and Willis D. Sweet, both of Oneonta, and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was to be at the convenience of the family in Floral Park Cemetery.
The Binghamton Press, 3 May 1949

"It was my fatherʼs office machine store that was in the building whenHugh Gwin and Wendell Petersen purchased it," wrote Carol McConaughey ofHoulton.
"My father was Carl W. Rulien and his store was Rulien Office Equipment. He started his business in Hudson in 1940. As a young girl, my friends and I also had several rummage sales in the store in the late 40s. At that time my Dadʼs business was in one large open room," she said.
"He had a wonderful slogan he used on his business cards. It said, ʻ"C Rulien for your next machine.ʼ He sold, rented and repaired adding machines, typewriters and cash registers along with selling office furniture and other office equipment," McConaughey said.
"Dad ran his business in Hudson until 1956, the year Gwin and Petersen purchased the building. He and my mother then moved to Florida for three years. They got lonesome for their daughters and families and returned to Hudson in 1959. He reopened Rulien Office Equipment at a new location at 322 Second St." She said.
McConaughey said her father was still working at this store when he died of a heart attack in 1969.
She said he was a well-known and respected businessman in Hudson for many years. Carl and his wife Mildred had three daughters, Gloria Strom (Mrs. Erling) 1923-2009, Beverley Benedict (Mrs. Eugene), North Hudson, and McConaughey (Mrs. Thomas).
"All of us have been long time residents of Hudson," McConaughey said.

She was a gifted embroiderer and was interested in religious foundations.Charles gave her the nunnery of Chelles. She died in 869.

Her known children included Judith, Louis the Stammerer, Charles of Aquitaine, and Carloman of France.

King of Austrasia, King of France, Greatest of Merovingian Kings

Dagobert I, King des Francs. Born: in 603, son of Clotaire = Chlothar II, King de Soissons and Bertrude, Some sources assert that Dagobert I was born in the year 606. Note - between 623 and 629: Dagobert I became King of Austrasie in 623 and King of the Franks in 629. At the age of about 25 years, Dagobert, son of Clotaire II and of Bertrade, takes over the succession without difficulty. He must first determine the fate of his half-brother Charibert (son of Queen Sichilde), for whom his uncle Brodulf wanted to yield at least Neustria. Dagobert does not cimply and purely eliminate his half-brother, but he sends him to Aquitaine by yielding to him the cities of Saintes, Perigeux, Toulouse, Cahors, Agen and the countryside between Garonne and the Pyrenees whose residents had taken advantage of the troubles in the kingdom to ally themselves with the Basques. Dagobert wins Dijon and also Saint-Jean-de-Losne where he lives for a few days and meets out justice. The day of his departure from Losne to Chalon, as he bathes before sunrise, he has Brodulf, Uncles of his half-brother Charibert, assassinated, the murder being executed by two of Dagobert's sons and the patrician Guillebaud. In 630, he negotiates a Treaty with the Emperor of Byzantium, Heraclius, a perpetual peace through the intermediary of his envoys, Servais and Paterne. Upon his return to Paris, Dagobert repudiates his wife Gomatrude, sister of Queen Sichilde, herself married to the deceased Clotaire II, Dagobert's father. He immediately, in 631, marries Nanthilde, a simple housekeeper. The reign of Nantilde lasts only a few years. Dagobert surrounds himself with other women, Vulfegonde, then Berthilde, finally Raintrude, an Austrasian, whom he took as concubine in the eighth year of his reign. He was skillfully taught and supported by his Ministers Saint Eloi [who was Dagobert's treasurer and then became Bishop after Dagobert died] and Dadon [alias Saint Ouen, who became Bishop of Rouen in 641 and who was instrumental in the founding of several monasteries including those of Saint-Wandrille, Rebais, and of Jumieges]. He fought the Austrasians and gave them his son, Sigebert, as next king at age 3 [in fact the Bishop of Cologne and a Duke will govern in his name] . With the Austrasian armies and the support of the Saxons and the Lombards, Dagobert overwhelms the Wendes [Slavic resident of the area between the Oder, the Elbe and the superior branch of the Danube] at Wogalisbourg (in Styria, near Gratz) in 632]. He fought the Gascons, the Slavs and the Saxons. He was the last direct Merovingien King, he was able to delay the dissolution of the Frankish Empire. In December of 638, Dagobert is stricken with an intestinal disease in his domaine of Epinay-sur-Seine, and trusts his Mayor of Neustria, Aega, the fate of his wife Nanthilde as well as that of his son Clovis II. On 19 January 639, Dagobert has himself transported to Saint-Denis, where he dies in one of the buildings adjoing the Basilica. He is the first Monarch of France to have chosen Saint-Denis as the final restiing place. It is there that Saint Denis was martyred in the third century, along with his companions Saint Rustique and Saint Eleuthere. In the fifth century, the Gallo-Roman cemetery was levelled and the basilica built. Married before 626: Gomatrude; Gomatrude was the first of five wives. Married before 629: Ragnetrud d'Austrasie; Ragnetrud was the third of Dagobert I's five wives. Married before 634: Nantechild. Died: in 639.

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Dagobert I (c. 603 - January 19, 639) was the king of the Franks from 629 to 639.

The son of King Clotaire II, Dagobert became king of Austrasia and on the death of his father, the sole king of the Franks. By 632 he had Bourgogne and Aquitaine under his rule, becoming the most powerful of the Merovingian kings and the most respected ruler in the West. He married five times.

As king, Dagobert I made Paris his capital. During his reign, he built the Altes Schloss Castle in Meersburg, Germany which today is the oldest inhabited castle in that country. Devoutly religious, Dagobert was also responsible for the construction of the Saint Denis Basilica at the site of a Benedictine Monastery in Paris.

Dagobert was the last of the Merovingian kings to wield any real royal power. In 632 the nobles of Austrasia revolted under Mayor of the Palace Pepin I, and Dagobert appeased the rebellious nobles by putting his three-year-old son Sigebert III on the Austrasian throne, thereby ceding royal power in all but name. When Dagobert died in 639, another son, Clovis II, inherited the rest of his kingdom at age five.

This pattern continued for the next century until Pippin III finally deposed the last Merovingian king in 751, establishing the Carolingian dynasty. The Merovingian boy-kings remained ineffective rulers who inherited the throne as young children and lived only long enough to produce a male heir or two, while real power lay in the hands of the noble families (the Old Noblesse) who exercised feudal control over most of the land.

Dagobert was the first of the French kings to be buried in the Royal tombs at Saint Denis Basilica.

King Dagobert was immortalized by the song Le bon roi Dagobert (The good king Dagobert), a nursery rhyme featuring exchanges between the king and his chief adviser, St. Eligius (Eloi in the French text). The satirical rhymes place Dagobert in various ridiculous positions, from which Eligius' good advice manages to extract him. The text, which probably originated in the 18th century, became extremely popular as an expression of the anti-monarchist sentiment of the French Revolution. Other than placing Dagobert and Eligius in their respective roles, it has no historical accuracy.

BERESFORD - Donna M. Wickstrom, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at herhome in Beresford.
Donna M. Adamson was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Malad City, Idaho. She attended school in Hirem, Utah, and Rosemead, Calif.
She married Warren Wickstrom on June 26, 1943, in California. The couple lived in Rosemead, Calif., then moved to Beresford. They lived in rural Beresford, then moved into town shortly before her husband's death in 1990.
She was an active member in Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford.
Survivors include three daughters: Linda Wright of Lincoln, Neb., Sherry Mennis of Sioux Falls and Debra Christensen of Beresford eight grandchildren a sister, June Davidson of Kent, Wash. and 12 nieces and nephews.
Services begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford.
There will be no visitation. Wass Funeral Home in Beresford is in charge of arrangements.
Argus Leader, 17 August 2000

Father was Alonzo Salnave, born 31 Oct 1832 at Concord, NY

Arnold C. Lein, 78, retired Western Electric Co. area supervisor, diedWednesday, Dec. 5, 1990. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, First United MethodistChurch.
Survivors: wife, Marian; son, Jim of Houston; daughters, Carol Walterbach of Tulsa, Christine Clemons, Karen Lungwitz, both of Wichita; four grandchildren. Memorials have been established with the Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy and the Wesley Medical Research Institute. Byrd-Snodgrass Funeral Home.
The Wichita Eagle, 7 December 1990

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Béla III of Hungary (Hungarian III. Béla, Slovak: Belo III), born in 1148, was King of Kingdom of Hungary circa 1172-1196. He was the son of King Geza II of Hungary and Euphrosyne (daughter of Grand Duke Mstislav of Kiev).

As a boy he was sent to Constantinople to be educated in the court of the Emperor, Manuel I Comnenus, who intended Béla to succeed him and betrothed him to his daughter, Maria. However, when a son was born to the Emperor this engagement was broken, but another marriage was arranged between Béla and Agnes de Chatillon, a princess of Antioch. She was also the half-sister of the Empress Maria.

Béla III succeeded his brother Stephen III of Hungary and was crowned under the influence of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus. As the new king, Béla adopted Catholicism and crowned his son Emeric as his successor. He was a powerful ruler, and his court was counted among the most brilliant in Europe.

Béla was a warrior by nature and training, and the death of the Emperor Manuel I Comnenus in 1180 left him free to expand Hungarian power in the Balkans. His attempt to recover Dalmatia led Hungary into two wars against Venice, and ultimately faltered. He also aided the Serbs against the Byzantine Empire. At the time of his death Béla was assisting the Emperor Isaac II Angelus in a war against Bulgaria. He was succeeded by both of his sons in turn, Emeric and Andrew.

Béla III was engaged once and married twice.
* Maria Porphyrogenita Comnena, daughter of Emperor Manuel I Comnenus, with no issue. They were engaged in 1163, separated in 1169.
* Agnes de Chatillon (1154-1184), daughter of Raynald of Chatillon and Constance of Antioch (joint princes of Antioch). They married in 1172 with issue:
1. King Emeric of Hungary (1174-1204)
2. Margaretaé of Hungary (1175-1223), married Emperor Isaac II Angelus and Boniface of Montferrat.
3. King Andrew II of Hungary (1176-1235)
4. Soloman, died young
5. István, died young
6. Konstancia of Hungary (1180-1198), married King Otakar II of Bohemia
* Marguerite of France, daughter of King Louis VII of France, married in 1186, with no issue.

Béla is interred at the Mathias Church Cemetery in Budapest, with his second wife Agnes.

Upon Clotaire's birth, his mother had his father assassinated and ruledNeustrie in his name. He became King of Soissons in 584, and was soleKing of the Franks in 613. He had his aunt Brunehaut (sister of hisfather's second wife) killed. In the year 596, through his motherFredegonde, Clotaire II's territories were extended in the East. In 599,King Theodebert II of Austrasia and King Thierry II of Burgundy joinedforces to take revenge upon Clotaire II. The Army of Neustria is beattenand the entire valley of the Seine is devastated. As a result, ThierryII's territory increased by taking away from Clotaire II, the landsbetween the Seine and the Loire. Theodebert II takes the lands of theDuchy of Dentelin. In 604, the Mayor of the Palace, Bertaut arouses thesubjects against the King of Burgundy and they call on Clotaire II forhelp. On Christmas Day, 604, Clotaire rushes to their aid and crosses theSeine and pushes all to way to Orleans. On his return, he encounters anArmy of Bourgogne, and is defeated at Etampes at which battle Bertaut iskilled. Because Theodebert had not intervened, actually he had made peacein Compiegne with Clotaire II, Thierry II took offense and the twobrothers became less than thrilled with each other. Brunehaut, unhappywith Theodebert, names as next Mayor of the Palace a Gallo-Roman namedProtadius. In 607, she pushed Thierry II to take up arms against hisbrother. During the battle, Protadius is killed and the two brothers makepeace, humiliating their mother, Brunehaut. By 612, the brothers againwere at war and Thierry II purchases Clotaire's neutrality by offeringhim the Duchy of Dentelin. In 613 Clotaire II invades Austrasia upon thedeath of Thierry II, kills two of Thierry's sons [the other twodisappear] , and has Brunehaut killed after the lords of Burgundy seizeher and give her to him. At her "trial" Clotaire II had accused Brunehautof having caused the death of ten frankish Kings:
1. Sigebert her first spouse, who was assassinated [though through no fault of Brunehaut] ;
2. Merovee, the son of Chilperic I [who was actually assassinated on the orders of Fredegonde] ;
3. Chilperic [killed in 584, and through no part from Brunehaut] ;
4. Theodebert II
5. of his son Clotaire [it is possible that Brunehaut had Cloraire assassinated after he deserted her] ;
6. Merovee, son of Clotaire II [highly doubtful that Brunehaut had a part in this murder] ;
7. Thierry II and his three sons [Thierry died of dysentery, and 8-10. his three sons were massacred on the order of Clotaire II himself]. For 3 days, Clotaire II personally tortures Brunehaut, then he parades her tied cross-wise to the back of a camel in front of his entire assembled army. Finally, he had her hair, and limbs tied to a wild horse which was allowed to run within a confined space while being beaten, therebye causing every limb to be broken and shortly thereafter she died at age 60 to 65. At this time, Clotaire II becomes the only surviving descendant of the sons of Clovis. He governs the Frankish Kingdom from the Pyrenees to the Rhine and beyond all the way to the Elbe, and the germanic peoples must pay him tribute. However, his power is limitted as in each of the three ancient kingdoms [Austrasia, Neustria and Burgundy] the Major Domus [Mayor of the Palace] becomes progressively more important. Submitting to the pressure of these mayors, Clotaire, Clotaire II on 23 January 623 makes his son Dagobert, King of occidental Austrasia [West of the Vosges and the Ardennes] as well as of Aquitaine. Again under pressure, in 626, Clotaire gives Dagobert Gomatrude [his wife's sister] as spouse. Three days after the wedding, Dagobert claims all of Austrasia was his, but Clotaire keeps control over Provence and Aquitaine. Married before 603: Bertrude . Married before 604: Haldetrude ; Haldetrude was one of three wives.

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Clotaire II (584-629), King of Neustria, and from 613-629 King of all the Franks, was not yet born when his father, King Chilperic I died in 584. His mother, Queen Fredegonde, was regent until her death in 597, at which time the thirteen year old Clotaire II began to rule for himself. As King, he continued his mother's feud with Queen Brunhilda of Austrasia with equal viciousness and bloodshed.

In 613 Clotaire II became the first king of all the Franks since his grandfather Clotaire I died in 561 by ordering the murder of the infant Sigebert II, whom the aging Brunhilda had attempted to set on the thrones of Austrasia and Burgundia, causing a rebellion among the nobility. This led to the delivery of Brunhilda into Clotaire's hands, his thirst for vengeance leading to his formidable old aunt enduring the agony of the rack for three whole days, before suffering a horrific death, chained between four horses that were goaded in separate directions, eventually tearing her apart.

In 615, Clotaire II promulgated the Edict of Paris, a sort of Frankish Magna Carta that reserved many rights to the Frankish nobles while it excluded Jews from all civil employment for the Crown. The ban effectively placed all literacy in the Merovingian monarchy squarely under ecclesiastical control and also greatly pleased the nobles, from whose ranks the bishops were ordinarily exclusively drawn.

In 623 he gave the kingdom of Austrasia to his young son Dagobert I. This was a political move as repayment for the support of Bishop Arnulf of Metz and Pepin I, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, the two leading Austrasian nobles, who were effectively granted semi-autonomy.

Clotaire II died in 629.

Other possible marriages:
To Larry R. Mattson 22 Jul 1962 at Clark County, NV
To Eugene Evraets 2 Oct 1965 at Clark County, NV

Gertrude von Meran (1185-September 24, 1213) was the first wife of AndrásII, king of Hungary. She was the daughter of Bertold IV, Duke of Meran.Her sister was Agnes of Meran, a famous beauty, who married King PhilippeAuguste of France. Yet another sister was St. Hedwig of Andechs.

She and Andrew married before 1203, and she was the mother of his successor Bela IV of Hungary and Elisabeth the Saint of Hungary, wife of Louis, margrave of Thuringia. Gertrude was killed in 1213, by the Hungarian noblemen, who were jealous over the advancement of her relatives at court.

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Andrew II (1175-1235) (Hungarian: II. András or II. Endre, Slovak: Ondrej II) was a son of Bela III of Hungary and succeeded his nephew, the infant Ladislaus III, in 1205.

No other king of Hungary, perhaps, was so mischievous to his country. Valiant, enterprising, pious as he was, all these fine qualities were ruined by a reckless good nature which never thought of the morrow. He declares in one of his decrees that the generosity of a king should be limitless, and he acted up to this principle throughout his reign. He gave away everything, money, villages, domains, whole counties, to the utter impoverishment of the treasury, thereby rendering the crown, for the first time in Hungarian history, dependent upon the great feudatories, who, in Hungary as elsewhere, took all they could get and gave as little as possible in return. In all matters of government, Andrew was equally reckless and haphazard. He is directly responsible for the beginnings of the feudal anarchy which well-nigh led to the extinction of the monarchy at the end of the 13th century. The great feudatories did not even respect the lives of the royal family, for Andrew was recalled from a futile attempt to reconquer Galicia (which really lay beyond the Hungarian sphere of influence), through the murder of his first wife Gertrude of Meran (1185 - September 24, 1213), by rebellious nobles jealous of the influence of her relatives.

In 1215 he married Iolanthe (Yolande) of France, but in 1217 was compelled by the pope to lead the Fifth Crusade to the Holy Land, which he undertook in hopes of being elected Latin emperor of Constantinople. The crusade excited no enthusiasm in Hungary, but Andrew contrived to collect 15,000 men together, whom he led to Venice; whence, not without much haggling and the surrender of all the Hungarian claims upon Zara, about two-thirds of them were conveyed to Acre. Nevertheless the whole expedition was a forlorn hope. The Christian kingdom of Palestine was by this time reduced to a strip of coast about 440 sq. m. in extent, and after a drawn battle with the Turks on the Jordan (November 10), and fruitless assaults on the fortresses of the Lebanon and on Mount Tabor, Andrew started home (January 18, 1218) through Antioch, Iconium, Constantinople and Bulgaria. On his return he found the feudal barons in the ascendant, and they extorted from him the Golden Bull.

Andrew's last exploit was to defeat an invasion of Frederick of Austria in 1234. The same year he married his third wife, Beatrice of Este.

Andrew had five children by his first wife, Gertrude:
1. Maria of Hungary (1203-1221), married Tsar Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria
2. Bela IV of Hungary (1206-1270)
3. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231)
4. Kálmán, Duke of Croatia (1208-1241)
5. András, King of Halicz (1210-1234)

From his second marriage to Yolande de Courtney, he had one daughter:
1. Jolán (Yolande) of Hungary (1215-1251), married James I of Aragon

Andrew's third marriage to Beatrice d'Este produced one posthumous son:
1. István (1236-1271), who was himself father of King Andrew III of Hungary

WILES, Ralph Parker - 73, Factorydale, Kings Co., passed away Tuesday,August 22, 2006, at home. Born in Lake George, Kings Co., he was a son ofthe late Reid and Grace (Wilkie) Wiles. Ralph was a carpenter all of hislife working at Roscoe Construction, Woodworth's and at C.F.B. Greenwood.He was a member of Morristown United Baptist Church. Surviving aredaughters, Pamela (Michael) Amero, Nicholsville, Kings Co.; Christine(Corey) Connors, Waterville, Kings Co.; grandchildren, Craig, Jonathan,Tammy, Tanya, Amy and Gregory; great-grandson, Trenton; sister, Kathleen(Bernie) MacDonald, Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Raymond (Vangie) Wiles,Coldbrook; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he waspredeceased by his wife, Jeanette (Difford) Wiles; sons, Gregory and ReidWiles; brothers, Arnold, Allan and Hanson Wiles. Visitation for Ralphwill be held 7-9 p.m. Friday in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 CommercialSt., Berwick (902-538-9900), from where funeral service will be held 2p.m. Saturday, August 26, Rev. Brian Wheaton officiating, with burial inMorristown Cemetery.
Halifax Herald 24 Aug 2006

Constance Hopkins was baptized on 11 May 1606 in Hursley, Hampshire,England, to parents Stephen Hopkins and his first wife Mary. It shouldbe noted that the long-standing Constance Dudley myth was disproven in1998: the Hopkins family of the Mayflower was not from Wortley,Gloucester as had been previously speculated and published.

Constance came with her father Stephen, step-mother Elizabeth, brother Giles, and step-sister Damaris on the Mayflower in 1620, at the age of 14. Constance's future husband, Nicholas Snow, arrived on the ship Anne in 1623. Nicholas and Constance Snow were married shortly before the 1627 Division of Cattle, and lived in Plymouth for a time. Around 1645, the family moved to Eastham.

William Bradford, writing in 1651, stated that Constance Hopkins had 12 children "all of them living". Only 9 can be documented with existing records. Constance, wife of Daniel Doane, is quite probably one of the three "missing" children, but unfortunately there is no conclusive proof.

FOX -- Richard J., retired San Diego City Employee and WWII Veteran, diedAug. 28, 1996 in the Santee Nursing Home. He was 78. He worked for theSan Diego City Utilities, for 21 years. Survived by wife, Pauline, 3daughters, Lyneanne Corbett of Ogden, Utah, Jackie Stilman of Manassas,Virginia, Paula McHorney of La Mesa and 1 son Rick Fox of Lemon Grove. 11Grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 September 1996

Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - October 25, 2002
Deceased Name: Lee Rommereim
Beresford - Lee Rommereim, 78, of Beresford, SD, died October 23, 2002, at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include 2 sons David (Cathy) Rommereim of Seattle, WA and Steven (Charlotte) Rommereim of Alcester 2 daughters: Jeanne Baillie of Beresford and Susan (Carmen) Barse of Sioux Falls 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and two sisters Harriet Wilbert and Carol Lovdal.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Monday, October 28, at Big Springs Baptist Church, rural Alcester with burial at Romsdal Cemetery, rural Beresford. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 PM to 8 PM with family present from 7 to 8 PM at the Wass Funeral Home in Beresford.

WAYLAND -- John R. Garboski III, a former Lowell resident, diedunexpectedly on April 29. He was 39.
He was born in Lowell, on May 2, 1967, a son of John R. Jr. and Lucille (Moran) Garboski of Granville, N.Y. He grew up in Lowell, and attended schools in the city. He recently moved to Wayland.
Mr. Garboski was an avid landscaper, and ran his own business at one time. He also enjoyed cars and spending time with his friends.
Survivors include his former wife, Teresa Ann Grace of Lowell; four daughters whom he loved dearly, Jessica Megan Garboski, a student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen, Melissa Ann Garboski, a student at Lowell Catholic High School, Erica Pauline Garboski, a student at the St. Louis School in Lowell, and Cassey Rose Garboski of North Reading; his brothers and sisters, Jay, Jason and his wife, Jennifer, and Jared, all of Lowell, Jeremy of Framingham, and Julie and Jillian, both of New York; and his nieces and nephews, Amber Garboski, Jason Garboski Jr., Jay Garboski Jr., Caitlin Garboski and Meaghan Garboski.
The Sun, Lowell, 14 June 2007

Balthild or Bathilde (Anglo-Saxon meaning "bold battle") (c. 627 -January 30, 680), queen of Neustria and Burgundy, was born in Anglia, butwas sold into slavery in the French royal court. She may originally havebeen related to Ricbehrt, the last pagan king of East Anglia.

She was a member of the household of King Clovis II's chief administrator, Echinoald, who intended her to be his wife. Under these conditions of slavery, she came into contact with, and eventually married, King Clovis II. She bore him three sons who all became king after his death: Chlotar, Childeric and Theuderic.

When Clovis died in 655, she took over as regent until Chlotar came of age in 664 and thereafter was forced into a convent for the remainder of her life. During her reign, mindful of her own slavery, she managed to outlaw the practice in Francia. She was later canonised as a saint by Pope Nicholas I.

Per 1930 she was born about 1902 in Indiana as were her parents.
Best guess is that her parents are John F. McCarthy and Ella T. Connell who were married 9 Nov 1881 in Wayne County, Indiana.
If so, Edith was born at Richmond, Wayne, IN.

Deceased Name: Dr. Ronald D. Lockwood
Sioux Falls - Dr. Ronald Duane Lockwood, DVM, age 68, of Sioux Falls, SD, died December 16, 2001 at his residence.
Ron was born November 26, 1933 to Harold and Clara (Moose) Lockwood at Junius, SD. He grew up and received his education in Salem, SD. He then attended SDS College majoring in Zoology, graduating in 1955. He served during the Korean War from 1955 until receiving his honorable discharge in 1957 at the rank of Major. Following his discharge, Ron continued his education at Oklahoma State University, graduating with his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1961.
On August 18, 1962, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Joann Sundstrom at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The couple moved to Viborg that same year where Ron owned and operated the Viborg Veterinary Clinic, Viborg Animal Health, and Pump N Stuff convenience stores. In June of 2001 he moved to Sioux Falls.
Ron was a member of Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, the American Legion, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Oklahoma State University Foundation. He also served on the South Dakota Board of Veterinary Examiners.
His infant son, Kevin father, Harold, and one brother, Dean, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, Sioux Falls, SD mother, Clara, Sioux Falls, SD son, David and his wife, Wendy, Viborg, SD daughter, Rhonda and her husband, Mark Powell, Sioux Falls, SD grandchildren, Lindsey, Tatum, Deidre, Sam, Griffin, and Oliver and his dog, Goldie.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, 49th and Bahnson Avenue. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue.
Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, 18 December 2001

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Bohemund I of Antioch (c. 1058 - March 3, 1111), prince of Taranto and afterwards prince of Antioch, was one of the leaders of the First Crusade.

Bohemund was the eldest son of Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia and Calabria, by his first marriage (which was later annulled) to Alberada of Buonalbergo. He was christened "Mark" but came to be known as Bohemund, after a legendary giant of that name.

He served under his father in the great attack on the Byzantine Empire (1080-1085), and commanded the Normans during Guiscard's absence (1082-1084), penetrating into Thessaly as far as Larissa, but being repulsed by Alexius I Comnenus. This early hostility to Alexius had a great influence in determining the course and policy of his reign from time of Bohemund (whom his father had destined for the throne of Constantinople) to King Roger.

When Robert Guiscard died in 1085, Bohemund inherited his father's Adriatic possessions, which were soon lost to the Greeks, while his younger half-brother Roger Borsa inherited Apulia and the Italian possessions. The war was finally resolved by the mediation of Pope Urban II and the award of Taranto and other possessions to Bohemund. Though Bohemund received a small principality (an allodial possession) for himself in the heel of southern Italy, as compensation from Sikelgaita after renouncing his rights to the Duchy, he sought a greater status for himself. The chronicler Romoald of Salerno said of Bohemund that "he was always seeking the impossible."

In 1096 Bohemund, along with his uncle Roger I of Sicily the great count of Sicily, was attacking Amalfi, which had revolted against Duke Roger, when bands of crusaders began to pass, on their way through Italy to Constantinople. The zeal of the crusader came upon Bohemund: it is possible, too, that he saw in the First Crusade a chance of realizing his father's policy of a Drang nach Osten, and hoped from the first to carve for himself an eastern principality. Geoffrey Malaterra bluntly states that Bohemund took the Cross with the intention of plundering and conquering Greek lands.

He gathered a fine Norman army (perhaps the finest division in the crusading host), at the head of which he crossed the Adriatic Sea, and penetrated to Constantinople along the route he had tried to follow in 1082-1084. He was careful to observe a "correct" attitude towards Alexius, and when he arrived at Constantinople in April 1097 he did homage to the emperor. He may have negotiated with Alexius about a principality at Antioch; if he did so, he had little encouragement. From Constantinople to Antioch Bohemund was the real leader of the First Crusade; and it says much for his leadership that the First Crusade succeeded in crossing Asia Minor, which the Crusade of 1101, the Second Crusade in 1147, and the Third Crusade in 1189 failed to accomplish.

The Emperor's daughter, Anna Comnena, leaves a good portrait of him in her The Alexiad; she met him for the first time when she was fourteen, and was quite fascinated by him. She left no similar portrait of any other Crusader prince. Of Bohemund, she wrote:

"Now [Bohemund] was such as, to put it briefly, had never before been seen in the land of the Romans, be he either of the barbarians or of the Greeks (for he was a marvel for the eyes to behold, and his reputation was terrifying). Let me describe the barbarian's appearance more particularly -- he was so tall in stature that he overtopped the tallest by nearly one cubit, narrow in the waist and loins, with broad shoulders and a deep chest and powerful arms. And in the whole build of the body he was neither too slender nor overweighted with flesh, but perfectly proportioned and, one might say, built in conformity with the canon of Polycleitus... His skin all over his body was very white, and in his face the white was tempered with red. His hair was yellowish, but did not hang down to his waist like that of the other barbarians; for the man was not inordinately vain of his hair, but had it cut short to the ears. Whether his beard was reddish, or any other colour I cannot say, for the razor had passed over it very closely and left a surface smoother than chalk... His blue eyes indicated both a high spirit and dignity; and his nose and nostrils breathed in the air freely; his chest corresponded to his nostrils and by his nostrils...the breadth of his chest. For by his nostrils nature had given free passage for the high spirit which bubbled up from his heart. A certain charm hung about this man but was partly marred by a general air of the horrible... He was so made in mind and body that both courage and passion reared their crests within him and both inclined to war. His wit was manifold and crafty and able to find a way of escape in every emergency. In conversation he was well informed, and the answers he gave were quite irrefutable. This man who was of such a size and such a character was inferior to the Emperor alone in fortune and eloquence and in other gifts of nature."

A politique, Bohemund was resolved to engineer the enthusiasm of the crusaders to his own ends; and when his nephew Tancred left the main army at Heraclea, and attempted to establish a footing in Cilicia, the movement may have been already intended as a preparation for Bohemund's eastern principality. Bohemund was the first to get into position before Antioch (October 1097), and he took a great part in the siege of the city, beating off the Muslim attempts at relief from the east, and connecting the besiegers on the west with the port of St Simeon and the Genoese ships which lay there.

The capture of Antioch was due to his connection with Firuz, one of the commanders in the city; but he would not bring matters to an issue until the possession of the city was assured him (May 1098), under the terror of the approach of Kerbogha with a great army of relief, and with a reservation in favour of Alexius, if Alexius should fulfill his promise to aid the crusaders. But Bohemund was not secure in the possession of Antioch, even after its surrender and the defeat of Kerbogha; he had to make good his claims against Raymond of Toulouse, who championed the rights of Alexius. He obtained full possession in January 1099, and stayed in the neighbourhood of Antioch to secure his position, while the other crusaders moved southward to the capture of Jerusalem.

He came to Jerusalem at Christmas 1099, and had Dagobert of Pisa elected as Patriarch, perhaps in order to check the growth of a strong Lotharingian power in the city. It might seem that Bohemund was destined to found a great principality in Antioch, which would dwarf Jerusalem; he had a fine territory, a good strategical position and a strong army. But he had to face two great forces--the Byzantine Empire, which claimed the whole of his territories and was supported in its claim by Raymond of Toulouse, and the strong Muslim principalities in the north-east of Syria. Against these two forces he failed. In 1100 he was captured by Danishmend of Sivas, and he languished in prison until 1103. Tancred took his place; but meanwhile Raymond established himself with the aid of Alexius in Tripoli, and was able to check the expansion of Antioch to the south.

Ransomed in 1103 by the generosity of the Armenian prince Kogh Vasil, Bohemund made it his first object to attack the neighbouring Muslim powers in order to gain supplies. But in heading an attack on Harran, in 1104, he was severely defeated at Balak, near Rakka on the Euphrates (see Battle of Harran). The defeat was decisive; it made impossible the great eastern principality which Bohemund had contemplated. It was followed by a Greek attack on Cilicia; and despairing of his own resources, Bohemund returned to Europe for reinforcements in order to defend his position. His attractive personality won him the hand of Constance, the daughter of the French king, Philip I, and he collected a large army. Of this marriage wrote Abbot Suger:

"Bohemund came to France to seek by any means he could the hand of the Lord Louis' sister Constance, a young lady of excellent breeding, elegant appearance and beautiful face. So great was the reputation for valour of the French kingdom and of the Lord Louis that even the Saracens were terrified by the prospect of that marriage. She was not engaged since she had broken off her agreement to wed Hugh, count of Troyes, and wished to avoid another unsuitable match. The prince of Antioch was experienced and rich both in gifts and promises; he fully deserved the marriage, which was celebrated with great pomp by the bishop of Chartres in the presence of the king, the Lord Louis, and many archbishops, bishops and noblemen of the realm."

Dazzled by his success, Bohemund resolved to use his army not to defend Antioch against the Greeks, but to attack Alexius. He did so; but Alexius, aided by the Venetians, proved too strong, and Bohemund had to submit to a humiliating peace (the Treaty of Devol, 1108), by which he became the vassal of Alexius, consented to receive his pay, with the title of Sebastos, and promised to cede disputed territories and to admit a Greek patriarch into Antioch. Henceforth Bohemund was a broken man. He died without returning to the East, and was buried at Canosa in Apulia, in 1111.

Helen Louise Sundstrom Collins, 80, of Lincoln, Neb., passed awaypeacefully on Sunday (3/14/10) in the presence of family. Helen was bornon July 9, 1929, the second of three children of Phillip and ClaraSundstrom of Beresford, S.D., and was the wife of Dr. Robert EarlCollins. Helen was raised on the family homestead and attended GlenwoodCountry School. She graduated from Beresford High School where she was acheerleader and Homecoming Queen. She attended South Dakota State Collegebefore working for the South Dakota Medical Association where she met herhusband, Robert. They were married on September 25, 1954.They lived inMontrose, S.D. and Sioux City, Iowa before settling in Lincoln. Helen wasa member of the Lincoln Medical Auxiliary and she volunteered with theSt. Elizabeth's Auxiliary gift shop. She also enjoyed several bridgegroups, Birthday Club, Prayer Group and Bible Study. Helen found greatjoy in spending time with her family. Her unconditional love andwelcoming spirit made her house on the park a favorite gathering placefor friends and family for over 40 years. Helen faced her death as shelived her life; with steadfast and thankful faith in Christ her Lord.
Survived by her children, Steve Collins and wife Lisalle of Omaha, Neb., Jeff Collins of Lincoln, Julie Simmons and husband Mike of Charlotte, N.C., Patrick Collins and wife Kathy of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren, Drew Simmons, Claire Simmons, Jared, Micah, Samuel, Anna and Laura, Chelsea and Chase Collins. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Earl Collins; brother, Gordon Sundstrom; and sister, Phyllis Lockwood.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Lincoln, Neb. with Monsignor Joseph Nemec officiating. Visitation (no viewing) with family will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. Inurnment will be Friday in Beresford Cemetery, Beresford, S.D. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be left at

King of the Salic Franks (481-511), King of France. (Came to throne atabout age 15.

Founder of the Empire of the Franks
"Rulers of the World" by R.F.Tapsell

Born: circa 466, son of Childeric I, King des Francs and Basine Andovera de Turinge , Clovis I became King between the Summer of 481 and Autumn of 482. According to Gregoire de Tours, he was only about 15 years of age at the time. In any case he was quite young as he was called "juvenis". Timelines here are bound to be fraught with error since the custom of counting years from the time of Jesus Christ was not established until the 8th Century. Thus, both the Larousse and the History of France assert a birth date circa 466 whereas Stuart's "Royalty for Commoners" claims Clovis I was alive in the year 420! That date is necessary to claim that Sigebert I is the son of Childebert, son of Clovis, since Stuart claims Sigebert I was King of the Salic Francs from 481 to 511.

Significant-Other: Evochilde before 486 - Evochilde was a concubine. Note - between 486 and 507: King of the Franks, Clovis I vanquished the Romans at Soissons in 486. Syagrius, the "Roman King" takes refuge in Toulouse under the protection of the King of the Wisigoths, Alaric [who had just become King in 484]. By the end of the year, Clovis I forced Alaric to give up Syagrius, and Clovis I secretly has Syagrius put to death. From 487 to 490, Clovis I extended his kingdom all the way to the Loire River, however, he respects the border of the Wisigoths to the South and of the Burgundians to the South-West, as well as that of the riparian Francs to the East. From 490 to 495, Clovis is occupied with the liquidation of the Salic Franc dynasty North of Gaule. King Chararic of Tongres is decapitated, and King Ragnacaire of Cambrai is executed. Upon the request for aid from the Riparian Francs, Clovis I defeats the Alamans (Germans) at the Battle of Tolbiac in 496 thus bringing Champagne under his jurisdiction. In 500, he wages war against Gondebaud, King of Burgundy defeating him near Dijon. Gondebaud retreats to Avignon. In 502, on the Cure and the Cousin, Clovis I and Gondebaud seal an alliance. From April to June 507, the French Army attack the Wisigoths, whose Kingdom extends from the Mediterranean to the ocean, and cross the Loire, going up the Valley of Calin toward Poitiers and encounter the Visigoth Army in the plain of Vouille, 15 km West of Clain. Alaric II, King of the Visigoths is killed and the Wisigoths thus are defeated. By 507, thanks to the efforts of his son, Thierry, the entire Meridional Gaule falls into Clovis I's control. In 508, the Franc Army lays siege on Arles in order to secure Provence. Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths, occupies Provence, and his general, Ibbas, crosses the Alps to deliver Arles from Clovis I's clutch. Theodoric conquers the Burgundians at Avignon and Orange and makes Amalaric, his grandson and son of Alaric II, King of the Wisigoths. Clovis I loses the Bas-Languedoc, then called Septimania.

Around 510, Clovis has Cloderic, King of the Riparian tribes who had fought in his support at Vouille, assassinated, and proclaims himself King of the Riparians. Thus, the Kingdom extends from the Pyrenees, to the ocean to beyond the Rhine. Upon his death, according to Frankish custom, his kingdom was divided among his four sons: Thierry, Clodomir, Childebert and Clotaire. Married circa 493: Sainte Clotilde de Bourgogne , daughter of Chilperic, King de Bourgogne and N?; Clotilde was a Merovingien. By the time Clovis I married her, he already had a son through his concubine. Clotilde contributed to the conversion of Clovis to Christianity. After his death, she retired to the monastery of Saint-Martin in Tours (France). Her Feast Day is 3 June. Baptized: on 25 December 496; When the Queen, Clotilde, convinced Clovis I to have their son Ingomer baptized, he relented. Shortly afterwards, the son died.

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Béla IV (1206-1270) was the king of Hungary between 1235 and 1270.

Béla was the son of King András II and Gertrude of Meran. His mother was murdered by Hungarian magnates in 1213, when he was a boy. His father having failed to avenge Queen Gertrude, it was left to Béla to track down and punish his mother's murderers, a campaign which he finally completed some thirty years after her death.

In 1218 he was married to Maria Laskarina, the daughter of Emperor Theodore I Lascaris Nicaea. Their children were:
1. Kinga, married King Boleslaus V of Poland
2. King István V
3. Erzsébet, married Duke Henry XIII of Lower Bavaria
4. Margit, later canonized as St. Margaret in 1943. She lent her name to Margaret Island.

In 1238, Hungary was invaded by Kuman tribes fleeing the advancing Mongol hordes. Béla sought to ally with the Kumans, and so he granted them asylum and betrothed his son and heir Stephen to the daughter of a Kuman khan named Kuthen. The Kumans (originally a pagan shamanist people) converted to Christianity and were baptised. They fought beside the Hungarians against the Mongols.

Béla tried with little success to reestablish royal preeminence by reacquiring lost crown lands. His efforts, however, created a deep rift between the crown and the magnates just as the Mongols were sweeping westward across Russia toward Europe. Aware of the danger, Béla ordered the magnates and lesser nobles to mobilize. Few responded, and the Mongols routed Bela's army at Mohi on April 11, 1241. His ally Kuthen had been killed by mistrustful Hungarian lords in Pest just prior to the invasion.

Béla fled first to Austria, where Duke Frederick of Babenberg held him for ransom, then to Dalmatia. The Mongols reduced Hungary's towns and villages to ashes and slaughtered half the population before news arrived in 1242 that the Great Ögedei Khan had died in Karakorum. The Mongols withdrew, sparing Béla and what remained of his kingdom.

Deceased Name: Phyllis J. Lockwood
Sioux Falls - Phyllis Joann Lockwood, age 71, of Sioux Falls, SD died December 17, 2003 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Phyllis was born on March 22, 1932 to Phillip and Clara (Jacobson) Sundstrom, on the farm near Beresford. She grew up and received her education at Glenwood Country School and Beresford High School. She then attended SDS College and received her Associates Degree. She then worked for the South Dakota Medical Association and the State Board of Medical Examiners.
On August 18, 1962 she was united in marriage to Ronald Duane Lockwood at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The couple moved to Viborg that same year. After her children were in school she helped Ron with the Viborg Veterinary Clinic, Viborg Animal Health and Pump N Stuff Convenience Stores. In 2001, they moved to Sioux Falls.
Phyllis was a member at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church and served on the Pioneer Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Viborg Development Foundation, Delegate for the South Dakota Republican Party, Cub Scout Leader, 4-H Leader, Viborg Centennial Committee and Viborg Pork Show. She recently received the 2003 Outstanding Citizen Award from the Viborg Development Corporation. She adored spending time with her family and mainly her grandchildren who provided many smiles, laughter and great joy to her life.
Her infant son, Kevin husband, Ron father, Phillip mother, Clara and brother, Gordon preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, David and his wife, Wendy, Viborg, SD daughter, Rhonda and her husband, Mark, Sioux Falls, SD sister, Helen Collins, Lincoln, NE grandchildren, Lindsey, Tatum, Deidre, Sam, Griffin, Oliver, Charley and Oscar.
There will be a prayer service at 7:00 pm on Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 13th & Main, with the family present from 7:00 - 8:00. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 Saturday at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD with interment at the Beresford Cemetery, Beresford, SD.
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - December 19, 2003

Pomeroy Shipman died in 2007 in New York City.
Bud came to Princeton from Lawrenceville in July 1942, majored in politics, and was a member of Whig-Clio and Elm Club.
During the war he served with the Army in New Guinea and the Philippines, returning to Princeton in 1946, and graduating in 1948. After graduation he was employed as an insurance underwriter, and later with several companies in the field of office management.
Budʼs Princeton relatives included his father, J.G. Shipman 1906, and an uncle, G.M. Shipman ʼ16.
The Class of 1946
PWI, 13 February 2008

Edith Haittie Miller, forty years of age, died yesterday morning at 7:50o'clock at her home, 14 Montgomery street, after an illness of four andone-half months.
Miss Miller was born at Haydenville, Mass. and had lived in Gloversvllle for the past thirty-seven years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, a teacher in the Sunday school, and officer of the Missionary Sewing Circle. She was active in all branches of church work.
The survivors are two aunts, Mrs. Carrie B. Graves, of Sunderland, Mass., and Mrs. Charles McCrevey of this city: also several cousins.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home.
The Rev. Robert J. Hogun will officiate and interment made in Prospect Hill cemetery.
The Morning Herald, Gloverville and Johnstown, NY, 23 May 1928

Richard Warren appears to have been a merchant, who resided in London,and became associated with the Pilgrims and the Mayflower through theMerchant Adventurers. Richard Warren participated in several of the earlyexplorations made by the Pilgrims in 1620, while looking for a place tosettle. He appears by land records to have been fairly well-to-do.

When he came over on the Mayflower, he left behind his wife and five daughters, planning to have them sent over after things were more settled in the Colony. His wife and daughters arrived in America in 1623, on the ship Anne.

Nathaniel Morton wrote in his book New England's Memorial, first published in 1669, the following about Richard Warren:

This year [1628] died Mr. Richard Warren, who was a useful instrument and during his life bare a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the first settlement of the Plantation of New Plymouth.

Richard Warren is an ancestor to many famous Americans. Among them are Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt; and Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American in space and fifth man to walk on the moon.

Richard Warren (Source Chrisman Pedigree - Internet)
Father: Christopher Warren Mother: Alice Webb
Birth: BEF 1575 London, England
Death: 1628 Plymouth, MA
On the Mayflower., over 45, married at the time.
Occupation: Farmer.
Source: "The May-Flower & Her Log" (a book).
Information from Seymour Paul (originally from Don Abbott, Southern California Genealogical Society):
Richard Warren of London, England; merchant, "a useful instrument."
Member of exploration parties along Cape Cod; Probably Assistant Governor 1624-8. The 12th signer of the Mayflower Compact. Married Elizabeth Jouett Marsh in 1605 in London, England. Born 1580 to Christopher Warren and Alice Webb. Elizabeth Jouett Marsh was born 1583 and died 1673.
An article, "Richard Warren and his Descendants" appearing in MD 3:45-51 covers all known records of him and his wife Elizabeth. Also a booklet published by the Mayflower Society covers him and his descendants to 4 generations. Little is known about Richard Warren, owing most probably to his death so shortly after settling in Plymouth. His wife Elizabeth was quite prominent in the colony afterwards. The only provably known source for his place of origin (according to [MD 3:45-6]) is from Mourt's Relations, where a short quote on p.15 says he was "a Londoner".

Richard Warren's parents have not been identified. Therefore, he does not have any known or proven royal ancestry as often claimed. A report on some of the searches for Richard Warren's parents can be found in MQ 51:109+. His wife Elizabeth's maiden name is unknown--it is not Marsh, Evans, or Jewett, three commonly thrown around myths. Richard's wife Elizabeth came to America on the Anne, 1623, bringing their five daughters.

Compiled from Original Sources, by GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN.

Richard Warren was from London and joined the Leyden Pilgrims in July 1620 at Southampton, whence the Mayflower and the Speedwell first set sail for America. He was married in England, before 1611, to Elizabeth-, whose maiden name is unknown, and had by her five daughters, Mary, Anna (born about 1612), Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail, who were left in England and came to Plymouth with their mother in 1623. Nothing more is known of his life before he joined the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, and there are very few references to him in the Plymouth Colony records and the works of contemporary writers, doubtless owing to his early death in 1628.Bradford's History mentions him only in the list of the Mayflower passengers,* and includes him among the few who were of enough importance to be distinguished by the title of "Mr." Nathaniel Morton, in the New England's Memorial, published at Cambridge, Mass., in 1669, was the first to print the names of the forty-one men who signed the Compact in the cabin of the Mayflower on Saturday, 11/21 November, 1620, and Richard Warren's name appears in this list. The following extract from Mourt's Relation contains the only reference yet found to the place from which Richard Warren came. It also shows us that he was a member of the third exploring party sent out while the Mayflower lay at anchor in Cape Cod Harbor. This party set out in the shallop on Wednesday, 6/16 December, 1620, and after many hardships, including a fight with the Indians early Friday morning, landed at Plymouth on the following Monday, 11/21 December, 1620.Wednesday the sixt of December, it was resolved our discoverers should set forth, for the day before was too fowle weather, and so they did, though* Mayflower Descendant, 1: 10, 24. Ibid., 1: 79.

Birth and death info based on guess from SSN records.

Ruth M. Hunt, age 67, of Joplin, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Jan.26, 2007, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 3, 1939, in Arcadia, Kan., she lived much of her lifetime in Joplin. She and her late husband owned and operated the former Huntʼs Barbeque for 15 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Carl Junction United Methodist Church, a life member of Ladies of the Elks and a member of Joplin Eagleʼs Lodge.
In 1964, she married Bobby Dean Hunt in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Taylor Hunt and wife, Barbara, of Rolla, Mo., and Wayne Hunt and wife, Joyce, of Joplin; a daughter, Kathy Bond and husband, Mark, of Webb City; her mother and stepfather, Katherine and Beecher Campbell, of Oswego, Kan.; two brothers, John Aaron Starne and wife, Leann, of Texas, Paul Starne and wife, Diann, of Arcadia, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her companion of four years, Donald Weir, of Joplin.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The Joplin Globe, 28 January 2007

Chilpéric I of Neustria was born c.539 and died in September of 584. Hewas one of the sons of Clotaire I, a king of the Franks.

Immediately after the death of his father in 561 he endeavoured to take possession of the whole kingdom, seized the treasure amassed in the royal town of Berny and entered Paris. His brothers, however, compelled him to divide the kingdom with them, and Soissons, together with Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Thérouanne, Tournai and Boulogne fell to Chilperic's share, but on the death of Charibert in 567 his estates were augmented.

When his brother Sigebert I married Brunhilda, Chilperic also wished to make a brilliant marriage. He had already repudiated his first wife, Audovera, and had taken as his concubine a serving-woman called Fredegund. He accordingly dismissed Fredegond, and married Brunhilda's sister, Galswintha. But he soon tired of his new partner, and one morning Galswintha was found strangled in her bed. A few days afterwards Chilperic married Fredegund.

This murder was the cause of long and bloody wars, interspersed with truces, between Chilperic and Sigebert. In 575 Sigebert was assassinated by Fredegond at the very moment when he had Chilperic at his mercy. Chilperic retrieved his position, took from Austrasia Tours and Poitiers and some places in Aquitaine, and fostered discord in the kingdom of the east during the minority of Childebert II. One day, however, while returning from the chase to the town of Chelles, Chilperic was stabbed to death.

Chilperic may be regarded as the type of Merovingian sovereigns. He was exceedingly anxious to extend the royal authority. He levied numerous imposts, and his fiscal measures provoked a great sedition at Limoges in 579. He wished to bring about the subjection of the church, and to this end sold bishoprics to the highest bidder, annulled the wills made in favour of the bishoprics and abbeys, and sought to impose upon his subjects a rationalistic conception of the Trinity.

He pretended to some literary culture, and was the author of some halting verse. He even added letters to the Latin alphabet, and wished to have the manuscripts rewritten with the new characters. The wresting of Tours from Austrasia and the seizure of ecclesiastical property provoked the bitter hatred of Gregory of Tours, by whom Chilperic was stigmatized as the Nero and the Herod of his time.

Chilpéric I died in September of 584 at Chelles, Île-de-France, France.

Gloria E. Porter, 74, Bismarck, died Sept. 4, 2002, at her home after along and courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held at 11:30a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev.Laurie Natwick officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota VeteransCemetery, south of Mandan.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue a half hour prior to services at the church.
Gloria was born July 20, 1928, in Fargo, to Earl and Adeline (Trapp) Anderson. She attended Fargo Central High School and North Dakota State University. On March 26, 1949, Gloria married Paul A. Porter in Moorhead, Minn. She worked at Woolworth's, Kirkwood Plaza and the Bismarck Civic Center.
She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority at NDSU, and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Gloria was a lady full of energy and she enjoyed fishing, sewing, gardening, camping and was an avid bowler.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Paul; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Judy and Bart Bergendahl, Phoenix, Linda and Bob Chilson, Velva, and Mary Lee Aman and special friend, Jason Marvel, Lincoln; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Grady and Jeanette, Omaha, Neb., Doug, Mandan, Mike and Theresa, Bismarck, and Pat, Mandan; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Winona and Dave Olson, Lake Park, Minn.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Becky Anderson, Fort Worth, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren, Chad Bergendahl and Chris Chase.
Memorials are preferred to Medcenter One Hospice.
Bismarck Tribune, The (ND)
Date: September 6, 2002

We are Pete and Ellen Mattson, and travel full time in our motor home. Weare Christians, married in 1974, lived for 29 years in the house we builtand raised four boys and two girls in Atascadero, California. All of ourchildren are still in California.
Pete: A computer programmer/analyst for 42 years (07-2009), computer accounting and inventory software business owner for 32 years, church elder for 5 years, worship leader for 8 years, high school basketball coach for 14 years and school computer teacher for 3 years.
Ellen: A Proverbs 31 wife, Ellen nurtured and cared for our six children. She home-schooled our children for 8 years, taught Sunday School for 5 years, loves to play volleyball and coached high school volleyball. When our youngest was a junior in high school, Ellen returned to school and became a paralegal. She worked for two years at the law library and two more years for a criminal attorney.
RV Experience: Our 30 day honeymoon was in a truck camper with a motorcycle. Later we motorcycle camped for a 14 day trip and over the years, rented two motorhomes. In 1996 we purchased an older 5th wheel and used it for 5 years, the longest trip being 24 days before it caught on fire!
Written 10-01-2008 Revised 07-17-2009

Fredegund, or Frédégonde, (d. 597) was the Queen consort of Chilperic I,the Merovingian Frankish king of Soissons.

Originally a servant, Fredegund became Chilperic's mistress after he had murdered his wife and queen, Galswintha (c. 568). But Galswintha's sister, Brunhilda, in revenge against Chilperic, began a feud which lasted more than 40 years.

Fredegund is said to be responsible for the assassination of Sigebert I in 575 and made attempts on the lives of Guntram (her brother-in-law and the king of Burgundy), Childebert II (Sigebert's son), and Brunhilda.

After the mysterious assassination of Chilperic (584), Fredegund seized his riches and took refuge in the cathedral at Paris. Both she and her surviving son, Clotaire II, were protected by Guntram until he died in 592.

Said to be ruthlessly murderous and sadistically cruel, Fredegund perhaps has few rivals in monstrousness. And although she did not live to see it, her son's execution of Brunhilda bore the mark of Fredegund's hatred: Clotaire had the old queen, now in her sixties, stretched in agony upon the rack for three entire days, then watched her meet her death chained between four horses that were goaded to the four points of the compass, tearing her body asunder.

Never married

Friday, April 20 SHEFFIELD - Edith MacAusland, 83, of Kennebunkport,Maine, formerly of Sheffield, died Wednesday at the Baron Center inPortland, Maine.
Born in Newark, N.J., on May 12, 1923, daughter of Jehiel and Celine Zinkeisen Shipman, she graduated from Morristown-Beard High School in Morristown, N.J., and, in 1944, from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with a bachelor's in English and Spanish. She also lived in Wilton, Conn., at one time.
Mrs. MacAusland was employed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in costume design, and later, was an international travel escort for Linblad Inc. for 10 years. After retiring in 1991, she volunteered at the Sheffield Library.
She enjoyed reading, playing golf and the piano, traveling and cultural activities.
She leaves two sons, D. Stuart MacAusland of Mohnton, Pa., and Peter MacAusland of Burlington, Vt.; two daughters, Ann C. MacAusland of Kennebunk, Maine, and Robin MacAusland of Barrington, R.I.; and four grandchildren.
FUNERAL NOTICE - The private burial of Edith Shipman MacAusland, who died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, will be held later this year in Sheffield. Arrangements are by COTE FUNERAL HOME of Saco, Maine. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to Alzheimer's Association, Maine chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101-2406. Edith loved most of all spending time with her family and friends. She leaves four grandchildren, Sarah, Sean, Kimberlee and Conner MacAusland. She was predeceased by her brother, Pomeroy Shipman.
The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA), 20 April 2007

From Wikipedia

Robert Guiscard (i.e. "the resourceful") (c. 1015 - 1085) was the most remarkable of the Norman adventurers who conquered Southern Italy and Sicily.

From 999 to 1059 the Normans were pure mercenaries, serving either Greeks or Lombards. Then Sergius of Naples, by installing the leader Rainulf in the fortress of Aversa in 1029, gave them their first pied-à-terre, allowing them to begin an organized conquest of the land.

In 1035 there arrived William Iron-Arm and Drogo, the two eldest sons of Tancred of Hauteville, a petty noble of Coutances in Normandy. The two joined in the organized attempt to wrest Apulia from the Greeks, who by 1040 had lost most of that province. In 1042 Melfi was chosen as the Norman capital, and in September of that year the Normans elected as their count William Iron-Arm, who was succeeded in turn by his brothers Drogo, "Comes Normannorum totius Apuliae e Calabriae", and Humphrey, who arrived about 1044. 1047 saw the arrival of Robert, the sixth son of Tancred of Hauteville, who was tall in stature, and had blonde colouring, blue eyes, and a powerful voice.

Guiscard soon rose to distinction. The Lombards turned against their allies and Leo IX determined to expel the Norman freebooters. The army which he led towards Apulia in 1053 was, however, overthrown at Civitate on the Fortore by the Normans, united under Humfrey, Guiscard, and Richard of Aversa. In 1057 Robert succeeded Humfrey as count of Apulia and, in company with Roger, his youngest brother, carried on the conquest of Apulia and Calabria, while Richard conquered the principality of Capua.

The Papacy, foreseeing the breach with the emperor over investitures, then resolved to recognize the Normans and secure them as allies. Therefore at Melfi, on August 23, 1059, Nicholas II invested Robert with Apulia, Calabria, and Sicily, and Richard with Capua. Guiscard, "by Grace of God and St Peter duke of Apulia and Calabria and future lord of Sicily", agreed to hold by annual rent of the Holy See and to maintain its cause.

In the next twenty years he made an amazing series of conquests. Invading Sicily with Roger, the brothers captured Messina (1061) and Palermo (1072). Bari was reduced (April 1071), and the Greeks finally ousted from southern Italy. The territory of Salerno was already Robert's; in December 1076 he took the city, expelling its Lombard prince Gisulf, whose sister Sikelgaita he had married. The Norman attacks on Benevento, a papal fief, alarmed and angered Gregory VII, but pressed hard by the emperor, Henry IV, he turned again to the Normans, and at Ceprano (June 1080) reinvested Robert, securing him also in the southern Abruzzi, but reserving Salerno.

Guiscard's last enterprise was his attack on the Greek Empire, a rallying ground for his rebel vassals. He contemplated seizing the throne of the Basileus and took up the cause of Michael VII, who had been deposed in 1078 and to whose son his daughter had been betrothed. He sailed with 16,000 men against the empire in May 1081, and by February 1082 had occupied Corfu and Durazzo, defeating the emperor Alexius before the latter (the Battle of Dyrrhachium, October 1081). He was, however, recalled to the aid of Gregory VII, besieged in San Angelo by Henry IV (June 1083).

Marching north with 36,000 men he entered Rome and forced Henry to retire, but an émeute of the citizens led to a three days' sack of the city (May 1084), after which Guiscard escorted the pope to Rome. His son Bohemund, for a time master of Thessaly, had now lost the Greek conquests. Robert, returning to restore them, occupied Corfu and Kephalonia, but died of fever in the latter on July 15 1085, in his 70th year. He was buried in S. Trinità at Venosa.

Guiscard was succeeded by Roger "Borsa", his son by Sikelgaita; Bohemund, his son by an earlier Norman wife Alberada, being set aside. At his death Robert was duke of Apulia and Calabria, prince of Salerno and suzerain of Sicily. His successes had been due not only to his great qualities but to the "entente" with the Papal See. He created and enforced a strong ducal power which, however, was met by many baronial revolts, one being in 1078, when he demanded from the Apulian vassals an "aid" on the betrothal of his daughter. In conquering such wide territories he had little time to organize them internally. In the history of the Norman kingdom of Italy Guiscard remains essentially the hero and founder, as his nephew Roger II is the statesman and organizer.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Robert Guiscard (i.e. "the resourceful") (c. 1015 - 1085) was the most remarkable of the Norman adventurers who conquered Southern Italy and Sicily.

From 999 to 1059 the Normans were pure mercenaries, serving either Greeks or Lombards. Then Sergius of Naples, by installing the leader Rainulf in the fortress of Aversa in 1029, gave them their first pied-à-terre, allowing them to begin an organized conquest of the land.

In 1035 there arrived William Iron-Arm and Drogo, the two eldest sons of Tancred of Hauteville, a petty noble of Coutances in Normandy. The two joined in the organized attempt to wrest Apulia from the Greeks, who by 1040 had lost most of that province. In 1042 Melfi was chosen as the Norman capital, and in September of that year the Normans elected as their count William Iron-Arm, who was succeeded in turn by his brothers Drogo, "Comes Normannorum totius Apuliae e Calabriae", and Humphrey, who arrived about 1044. 1047 saw the arrival of Robert, the sixth son of Tancred of Hauteville, who was tall in stature, and had blonde colouring, blue eyes, and a powerful voice.

Guiscard soon rose to distinction. The Lombards turned against their allies and Leo IX determined to expel the Norman freebooters. The army which he led towards Apulia in 1053 was, however, overthrown at Civitate on the Fortore by the Normans, united under Humfrey, Guiscard, and Richard of Aversa. In 1057 Robert succeeded Humfrey as count of Apulia and, in company with Roger, his youngest brother, carried on the conquest of Apulia and Calabria, while Richard conquered the principality of Capua.

The Papacy, foreseeing the breach with the emperor over investitures, then resolved to recognize the Normans and secure them as allies. Therefore at Melfi, on August 23, 1059, Nicholas II invested Robert with Apulia, Calabria, and Sicily, and Richard with Capua. Guiscard, "by Grace of God and St Peter duke of Apulia and Calabria and future lord of Sicily", agreed to hold by annual rent of the Holy See and to maintain its cause.

In the next twenty years he made an amazing series of conquests. Invading Sicily with Roger, the brothers captured Messina (1061) and Palermo (1072). Bari was reduced (April 1071), and the Greeks finally ousted from southern Italy. The territory of Salerno was already Robert's; in December 1076 he took the city, expelling its Lombard prince Gisulf, whose sister Sikelgaita he had married. The Norman attacks on Benevento, a papal fief, alarmed and angered Gregory VII, but pressed hard by the emperor, Henry IV, he turned again to the Normans, and at Ceprano (June 1080) reinvested Robert, securing him also in the southern Abruzzi, but reserving Salerno.

Guiscard's last enterprise was his attack on the Greek Empire, a rallying ground for his rebel vassals. He contemplated seizing the throne of the Basileus and took up the cause of Michael VII, who had been deposed in 1078 and to whose son his daughter had been betrothed. He sailed with 16,000 men against the empire in May 1081, and by February 1082 had occupied Corfu and Durazzo, defeating the emperor Alexius before the latter (the Battle of Dyrrhachium, October 1081). He was, however, recalled to the aid of Gregory VII, besieged in San Angelo by Henry IV (June 1083).

Marching north with 36,000 men he entered Rome and forced Henry to retire, but an émeute of the citizens led to a three days' sack of the city (May 1084), after which Guiscard escorted the pope to Rome. His son Bohemund, for a time master of Thessaly, had now lost the Greek conquests. Robert, returning to restore them, occupied Corfu and Kephalonia, but died of fever in the latter on July 15 1085, in his 70th year. He was buried in S. Trinità at Venosa.

Guiscard was succeeded by Roger "Borsa", his son by Sikelgaita; Bohemund, his son by an earlier Norman wife Alberada, being set aside. At his death Robert was duke of Apulia and Calabria, prince of Salerno and suzerain of Sicily. His successes had been due not only to his great qualities but to the "entente" with the Papal See. He created and enforced a strong ducal power which, however, was met by many baronial revolts, one being in 1078, when he demanded from the Apulian vassals an "aid" on the betrothal of his daughter. In conquering such wide territories he had little time to organize them internally. In the history of the Norman kingdom of Italy Guiscard remains essentially the hero and founder, as his nephew Roger II is the statesman and organizer.

In The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri sees the spirit of Robert Guiscard in the Heaven of Mars with the other noteworthy crusaders.

DUANE A. LOWNSBERRY, 78, of Lakewood. Survived by loving wife of 58years, Ruth; daughters, Marilyn (Gerald) Heitmann of Lakewood, Janet(Dave) Alspach and Gayle Singleton of Vista, CA; 5 grandchildren and 9great grandchildren; brother, Lee (Barbara) and family. Viewing one hourbefore service, Service, Thurs., 10:30am at Lutheran Church of theResurrection, 7100 W. Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, donations toJeffco Action Center.
Denver Post, The (CO)
Date: September 19, 2010

AKA: Clotaire I, King d'Orleans. AKA: Clotaire I, King d'Austrasie. Born:in 497, son of Clovis I, King des Francs and Sainte Clotilde de Bourgogne.

Married between 510 and 515: Ingonthe who was Clotaire I's first wife. She gave him a daughter and five sons, three of whom survived. Married circa 516: Aregonde); Radegonde was Clotaire I's second legitimate wife. Note - between 523 and 560: In accordance with Salic Law, upon Clovis I's death, his four sons [Thierry, the eldest and born from an unknown concubine before Clovis was married, and the other three, Clodomir, Childebert and Clotaire, divided the kingdom not unlike a cake, but with unequal parts. Clotaire, the youngest, received the most primitive lands, extending from the charbonniere forest [the North of Gaule] to the Somme River and beyond to include Noyon, Soissons and Laon. Soissons was its capital. The brothers constantly engaged in bloody fights in order to augment their holdings. In 523, three of Clovis I's sons, Clotaire, Childebert and Clodomir, launch their first campaign against the Burgundians. They catch Sigismond=Zygmund, out of the Monastery of Agaune, as well as his wife and his children. They are given to the custody of Clodomir. He has the entire family murdered by throwing them into a well at Saint-Peravy-la-Coulombe [near Patay] . Clotaire I became King of Orleans in 526 and King of Austrasie in 555. He was known for his cruelty and plotted and implemented the murder of his brother's (Clodomir) sons with Childebert, his other brother. In July through December 524, two of Clodomir's sons thus are murdered. Clodomir himself had died at the Battle of Vezeronce [in Isere] on 25 June 524. Clotaire gets Tours and Poitiers. In 531 Thierry and Clotaire I are occupied in battle against the Thuringians. Their King, Hermanefried died in combat by falling from a rempart in Tolbiac [with a little push] . His mother, Radegonde, who is among the captives, becomes Clotaire's third wife. In 532, Clotaire and Childebert begin their third campaign against the Burgundians. This time, they take Autun. Upon Thierry;s death in 534, his lands are divided, and Clotaire gets the entire southern portion of Thierry's holdings including Grenoble, Die and neighboring cities.

In 536, Clotaire obtains the northern part of Provence encompassing Orange, Carpentras and Gap from Vitiges, King of the Ostrogoths. When Theobald dies in 555, Clotaire gives the Auvergne to his son, Chramne. The next year, Clotaire would fail in his campaign against the Saxons, but they will continue to pay him an annual tribute of 500 cows. Chramne rebels and fights against his father. Upon Childebert's death 23 December 558, he reunited all parts of the Frankish kingdom, and Clotaire becomes sole King of the Francs. The following year, his son, Chramne again rebels, but has to seek refuge with the Count of Brittany, Conober who is established in Vannes. In 560, they lose to Clotaire and Chramne, his wife and their children are burnt alive on the orders of Clotaire. Married circa 547: Radegonde, Princess de Turinge , daughter of Hermanefried, King de Turinge (8164) and N? ; The Thuringians had been submitted to the Francs. Clotaire and his half-brother Thierry had led a brutal campaign against them and had crushed them on the banks of the Saale in 531. Among Clotaire's share of the bounty was a beautiful young girl, the Christian Princess Radegonde. Radegonde was Clotaire I's third legitimate wife, and fifth mate. Clotaire I was about 50 years old.

From Wikipedia

Clotaire I (or Chlothar or Chloderic) (497 - 561), a king of the Franks, was one of the four sons of Clovis. He was born about 497 in Soissons in the Aisne, département, Picardie, France.

On the death of his father in 511 he received as his share of the kingdom the town of Soissons, which he made his capital, the cities of Laon, Noyon, Cambrai and Maastricht, and the lower course of the Meuse River. But he was very ambitious, and sought to extend his domain.

He was the chief instigator of the murder of his brother Chlodomer's children in 524, and his share of the spoils consisted of the cities of Tours and Poitiers. He took part in the various expeditions against Burgundy, and after the destruction of that kingdom in 534 obtained Grenoble, Die and some of the neighbouring cities.

When Provence was ceded to the Franks by the Ostrogoths, he received the cities of Orange, Carpentras and Gap. In 531 he marched against the Thuringii with his brother Theuderich (Thierry) I, and in 542 with his brother Childebert I against the Visigoths of Spain. On the death of his great-nephew Theodebald in 555, Clotaire annexed his territories; and on Childebert's death in 558 he became king of all Gaul.

He also ruled over the greater part of Germany, made expeditions into Saxony, and for some time exacted from the Saxons an annual tribute of 500 cows. The end of his reign was troubled by internal dissensions, his son Chram rising against him on several occasions. Following Chram into Brittany, where the rebel had taken refuge, Clotaire shut him up with his wife and children in a cottage, to which he set fire. Overwhelmed with remorse, he went to Tours to implore forgiveness at the tomb of St Martin, and died shortly afterwards.

He married :
* Ingonde
* Arégonde
* St. Radegonde
* Chunsine

Baldwin of Bourcq (died August 21, 1131) was the second count of Edessafrom 1100 to 1118, and the third king of Jerusalem from 1118 until hisdeath.

Baldwin was the son of Hugh, count of Rethel, and his wife Melisende; Hugh, son of Baldwin of Rethel and Ida of Boulogne, was a first cousin of Eustace III of Boulogne, Godfrey of Bouillon, and Baldwin of Boulogne, who were sons of Ida of Lorraine and Eustace II, Ida of Boulogne's brother. Baldwin of Bourcq was thus the first cousin (once removed) of the brothers Eustace III, Godfrey, and Baldwin, whom he followed on the First Crusade in 1096.

Count of Edessa
In the aftermath of the crusade, Baldwin of Boulogne became the first count of Edessa, while Baldwin of Bourcq entered the service of Bohemund of Taranto, Prince of Antioch, acting as an ambassador between Antioch and Edessa. Baldwin of Bourcq also became regent of the Principality, when Bohemund was taken prisoner by the Danishmends in 1100. That year, Baldwin of Boulogne was elected king of Jerusalem upon the death of Godfrey, and Baldwin of Bourcq was appointed count of Edessa in his stead. As count, in 1101 Baldwin married Morphia of Melitene, the daughter of the Armenian prince Gabriel of Melitene. He also helped ransom Bohemund from the Danishmends, preferring Bohemund to his nephew Tancred, who was now regent.

In 1102 Baldwin and Tancred assisted King Baldwin against the Egyptians at Ascalon. In 1104 the Seljuk Turks invaded Edessa, and with help from Antioch Count Baldwin met them at the Battle of Harran. The battle was disastrous and Count Baldwin was captured; Tancred became regent of Edessa in his absence. Tancred and Bohemund preferred to ransom their own Seljuk prisoners for money rather than an exchange for Baldwin, and the count remained in captivity in Mosul until 1108, when he was ransomed for 60 000 dinars by Joscelin of Courtenay. Tancred refused to restore Edessa to him, but with the support of the Armenians, Byzantines, and even the Seljuks, Tancred was forced to back down. In 1109, after reconciling with Tancred, the two participated in the capture of Tripoli.

King of Jerusalem
Upon the death of Baldwin I in 1118, the crown was offered to the king's elder brother Eustace III, but Joscelin of Courtenay insisted that the crown pass to Baldwin of Bourcq, despite Count Baldwin having exiled Joscelin from Edessa in 1113. Baldwin of Edessa accepted and was crowned king of Jerusalem as Baldwin II on Easter Sunday, April 14, 1118. Almost immediately, the kingdom was simultaneously invaded by the Seljuks from Syria and the Fatimids from Egypt, although by showing himself ready and willing to defend his territory, Baldwin forced the Muslim army to back down without a battle. In 1119, the crusader Principality of Antioch was invaded, and Baldwin hurried north with the army of Jerusalem. Roger of Salerno, prince of Antioch, would not wait for Baldwin's reinforcements, and the Antiochene army was destroyed in a battle the crusaders came to call Ager Sanguinis (the Field of Blood). Although it was a crushing blow, Baldwin helped Antioch recover and drove out the Seljuks later that year.

Around this time, the first two military orders were created. In 1118, Hughes de Payens founded the Knights Templar in Jerusalem, while the Knights Hospitaller, which had been founded in 1113, evolved into a military order from the charitable order that they had originally been. Baldwin also called the Council of Nablus in 1120, where he probably established the first written laws for the kingdom, and extended rights and privileges to the growing bourgeois communities.

In 1122 Joscelin, who had been appointed count of Edessa when Baldwin became king, was captured in battle. Baldwin returned to the north to take over the regency of the county, but he too was taken captive by the Ortoqids while patrolling the borders of Edessa 1123, and was held captive with Joscelin. Eustace Grenier acted as regent in Jerusalem, and defeated an Egyptian invasion hoping to take advantage of the king's absence. Baldwin and Josceling escaped from captivity with help from the Armenians in 1124. Meanwhile, the crusaders besieged and captured Tyre, with help from a Venetian fleet. This would lead to the establishment of Venetian and other Italian trading colonies in the coastal cities of the kingdom, which were autonomous and free from taxes and military duties.

In 1125 Baldwin assembled the knights from all the crusader territories and met the Seljuks at the Battle of Azaz. Although the Seljuk army was much larger, the crusaders were victorious, and they restored much of the influence they had lost after the Ager Sanguinis. Had Antioch and Edessa not been fighting amongst themselves after the battle, Baldwin may have been able to attack Aleppo; however, Aleppo and Mosul were soon united under Zengi in 1128. Unable to attack either of those cities, Baldwin attempted to take Damascus in 1129 with the help of the Templars, but the attempt failed.

Also assisting Baldwin during the attack on Damascus was his new son-in-law, Fulk V of Anjou. Baldwin had no sons with Morphia, but four daughters: Melisende, Alice, Hodierna, and Ioveta. In 1129 Baldwin named Melisende his heir, and arranged for her to marry Fulk. His daughters Alice and Hodierna also married important princes, Bohemund II of Antioch and Raymond II of Tripoli respectively (his fourth daughter Ioveta became a nun in Bethany). In 1131 Baldwin fell sick and died on August 21, and was buried in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Melisende, by law the heir to the kingdom, succeeded him with Fulk as her consort. The new queen and king were crowned on September 14.

Richard Allan NEJRUP - The home of Pte. and Mrs. Richard Nejrup wassaddened on Aug. 12 when their youngest son Richard Allan passed away atthe W. K. M. Hospital after a short illness of intestinal flu. It alsosaddened the home of his grandparents, with whom he had spent the lastsix months, and had become very dear to them. He leaves to mourn theirloss, his father, mother and one brother, Peter. Interment was atAylesford cemetery. Rev. R. S. Gregg conducted the service. The choirsang very sympathetically, "Nearer My God to Thee: and "Safe in the Armsof Jesus". The flowers were beautiful." He was buried in Aylesford,Kings Co, NS, Canada.

Theodore Lascaris (d. 1222), emperor of Nicaea, was born of a nobleByzantine family.

He became the son-in-law of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius III and distinguished himself during the sieges of Constantinople by the Latins (1203-1204). After the capture of the city he gathered a band of fugitives in Bithynia and established himself in the town of Nicaea, which became the chief rallying-point for his countrymen.

Relieved of the danger of invasion by a Latin force which had defeated him in 1204 but was recalled to Europe by a Bulgarian invasion, he set to work to form a new Byzantine state in Asia Minor, and in 1206 assumed the title of emperor.

During the next years Theodore was beset by enemies surrounding his fledgling state. He maintained himself stubbornly in defensive campaigns against the Latin emperor Henry of Flanders, defeated his rival Alexius I, emperor of Trebizond, and carried out a successful counter-attack upon Kay Khusrau I, the sultan of Rüm (also called the sultan of Iconium or Konya), who had been instigated to war by the deposed Alexius III.

Theodore's crowning victory was gained in 1210, when in a battle near Pisidian Antioch he captured Alexius and wrested the town itself from the Turks.

At the end of his reign he ruled over a territory roughly conterminous with the old Roman provinces of Asia and Bithynia. Though there is no proof of higher qualities of statesmanship in him, by his courage and military skill he enabled the Byzantine nation not merely to survive, but ultimately to beat back the Latin invasion.

By his first wife, Anna Komnena Angelina, the daughter of the Emperor Alexius III, Theodore Lascaris had two daughters: Eirene Laskarina (married John III Ducas Vatatzes) and Maria Laskarina (married King Bela IV of Hungary).

After Anna Angelina died in 1212, Theodore Lascaris remarried to Philippa of Armenia, the daughter of King Ruben III of Armenia. This marriage was annuled a year later, and the son born to them, Constantine, was disinherited.

Theodore Lascaris married thirdly Marie de Courtney, the daughter of Peter of Courtenay and Yolanda of Flanders, but they had no children.

Radegund was born to King Berthar, one of the three kings of Thuringia (akingdom located in present day Germany), some time in the first half ofthe 6th century.

Radegund's uncle, Hermanfrid, killed Berthar in battle, orphaning her. Then, after allying with the Frankish King Theuderic, Hermanfrid defeated his other brother Baderic. However, having crushed his brothers and seized control of Thuringia, Hermanfrid reneged on his deal with Theuderic to share sovereignty.

In 531 Theuderic returned to Thuringia with his brother Clotaire I. Together they defeated Hermanfrid and conquered his kingdom. Clotaire I also took charge of Radegund, taking her back to Merovingian Gaul with him and making her his wife.

Radegund was one of Clotaire Iʼs four wives (the other three being Chunsina, Ingund and Ingundʼs sister Aregund). She bore him no children, and, after Clotaire I had her brother assassinated, she turned to God, founding a nunnery in Poitiers.

She was a friend of the poet Venantius Fortunatus and a contemporary of Gregory of Tours. She died on 13 August 586 and her funeral, which both men attended, was three days later.

Canton - Elmeda Olson, 90, of Canton, formerly of Beresford, died June23, 2002, at the Canton Good Samaritan Center. Services are Tuesday at10:30 a.m. at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion. Survivorsinclude sons Dale (Sherry) of Viborg and Neil (Kris) of Canton. ViborgFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Argus Leader, 25 June 2002

Henry L. "Dad" Miller, Pioneer Resident, Dies At His Home In City
Henry L. Miller, familiarly called "Dad" by his friends, died early Saturday at his home on Oak street, following a short illness with Pneumonia.
Though 77 years of age, he was one of the city's most active citizens and until his final illness, personally attended to his property and other interests, and was a regular attendant upon his lodge meetings and community gatherings.
Mr. Miller was born at Lake Bryon, NY, and came to Florida in 1883, settling in Palatka, and this city had ever since been his home. Upon coming here, he engaged in the grocery business, and later became connected with the tank manufacturing plat of G.M. Davis and Son, where he was foreman for years. Still later he became associated with the Caldwell Tank Company of Louisville, KY, and in this connection superintended the erection of many large tanks in all sections of the nation. Of late years, he had given his time and work to seeing after his time and work to seeing after his own realty and other interests here.
On March 12, 1887 Mr. Miller was married to Miss Nannie Elizabeth Douglas in Palatka. Last year the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, when they were recipients of the hearty congratulations of their many friends throughout this section. He always evidencd an interest in fraternal organizations, and was a member and officer in the Red Men, Odd Fellows, the Moose and other organizations. He is survived his wife - now seriously ill; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Chancey of Palatka and Mrs. Colin MacKenzie of Lake City; two sons Harry B. Miller of Miami, and Herbert A. Miller, of this city. There are four sisters and one brother, all residents of New York state.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from his late home, with Rev. J.C. Sims, pastor of the first Baptist Church officiating.
Interment was made in the family section in Oak Hill Cemetery.
From Palatka Times-Herald, 3 February 1939

Alfonso VII of Castile (March 1, 1104/5 - August 21, 1157), nicknamed theEmperor, was the king of Castile and Leon since 1126, son of Urraca ofCastile and Count Raymond of Burgundy.

Alfonso was a dignified and somewhat enigmatic figure. A vague tradition had always assigned the title of emperor to the sovereign who held Leon. This sovereign was considered the most direct representative of the Visigoth kings, who were themselves the representatives of the Roman empire. But though given in charters, and claimed by Alfonso VI of Castile and Alfonso I of Aragon, the title had been little more than a flourish of rhetoric.

In 1128 he married Berenguela of Barcelona, daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona. She died in 1149; their children were:
1. Sancho III of Castile (1134-1158)
2. Ferdinand II of Leon (1137-1188)
3. Sancha (1137-1179), married Sancho VI of Navarre
4. Constanza (1141-1160), married Louis VII of France

Alfonso remarried in 1152 to Richeza of Poland, the daughter of Wladislaus II the Exile of Poland. Their daughter was Sancha (1155-1208), the wife of Alfonso II of Aragon. His illegitimate daughter, Urraca, married Garcia IV of Navarre.

Alfonso VII was crowned emperor in 1135 after the death of Alfonso I. The weakness of Aragon enabled him to make his superiority effective. He appears to have striven for the formation of a national unity, which Spain had never possessed since the fall of the Visigoth kingdom. The elements he had to deal with could not be welded together.

Alfonso was at once a patron of the church, and a protector if not a supporter of the Muslims, who formed a large part of his subjects. His reign ended in an unsuccessful campaign against the rising power of the Almohades. Though he was not actually defeated, his death in the pass of Muradel in the Sierra Morena, while on his way back to Toledo, occurred in circumstances which showed that no man could be what he claimed to be -- "king of the men of the two religions."

It is possible that her husband was
Earl Andrews, b.6/10/1898, d. 6/1975 in Richland, WA, SSN: 338-10-4150

Services for Earl Kemp Andrews, 77, of 85 Symons St., Richland, who died Saturday, were conducted today in Einan's Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Sims officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Survivors included daughter Mrs. Lois Thompson, San Leanero, Calif.
Tri-City Herald, 23 June 1975, Page 7

Never married

Note: George E. Miller buried in Section 16 of the Soule Cemetery; b.1859- d. 1928
Wife is Julia S. Miller 1860-1915.
If so, they are on the 1900 Census; Mentz, Cayuga Co, NY; Roll 1013 Pge 16
George E. Miller age 41 Julia Miller is 40; Two daughters; Edith & Gertrude.

WESTWOOD - Mildred E. (Rautenberg) Hanlon, of Westwood, died Oct. 6,2008. Mildred was born and raised in Roslindale. After marrying Paul,they moved to Westwood, where they made their home and raised their eightchildren. In addition to her most important job as a mother, Mildred heldjobs at New England Telephone Company, MultiBank and Boston Equiserve.She was actively involved for many years in the community with BoyScouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Girls. Mildred also volunteered with thevarious PTO's, the Westwood High SchoolBoosters Club and the Band ParentsAssociation. She was also a member of the Ladies Sodality at St. DenisChurch. She fought a brave battle with ovarian cancer and was aninspiration to all who met her.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul R. Hanlon; loving mother of Paul E. Hanlon of Henniker, N.H., Mary E. Hanlon of Westwood, Elaine M. Hanlon of Providence, R.I., Sandra J. Parlon and her husband, Mark, of Norton, Mildred G. Kilburne and her husband, Bruce, of Norfolk, Amy L. Hanlon and her companion, Julie O'Brien, of Dedham, Peggy S. Hanlon of West wood, and Brendan J. Hanlon and his wife, Karen, of Providence, R.I.; sister of Irvin Rautenberg of California, and the late Elaine Tower. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews, and severalclose brothers and sisters-in-law.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours intheHolden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Rte. 109), Westwood, on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral from the funeralhome willbe on Friday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burialin St. Denis Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the New Westwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mildred's memory to Winchester Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Dr. Arlan Fuller, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.
The Daily News Transcript, 9 October 2008

Never married

Never married

Drowned in the St Joseph River in Michigan while hanging on the back of aboat. He appeared to lose his grip and sunk.

JOPLIN, Mo. - Agnes E. Dedrickson age 98 of Joplin, Mo. passed awayMonday, May 24, 2010 at Freeman Hospital following an illness.
Agnes was born May 15, 1912 in Graceville, MN, to John and Lena (Hess) Gernandt.
Agnes was employed at Meeker Leather Goods for 12 years. She married her soul mate, Oliver Dedrickson on Nov. 30, 1928, in Council Bluffs, Ia.; they were happily married for 66 years before he preceded her in death on March 19, 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Russell Dedrickson and wife Becky of Diamond, Mo., Lloyd Dedrickson and wife Nita of Bella Vista, Ar.; one daughter, Julia (Judy) Hood and husband Gerald of Joplin; nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by on daughter, Mary Henson in 1999, six brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Chapel. Rev. Bob Simon, oftciating. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Henson, Kelly Blotter, Rick McCulley, Shane Spencer, Virgil Dykema & Tom Bishop. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Chapel. - Paid
Rogers Morning News. 30 May 2010

Possible ID:
EDWARD ROE, d. 23 Jul 1925, b. Dec 1981 in Fall River, Bristol, MA

From birth record:
Clara Margaretha. Parents Hans Petter Ruth in Gammelstad and his wife Sara Maria Bogren, 21 year. Godfathers Pastor H.Sahlgren and Mrs Hornblower (?) Joh. Sahlgren and Madam Bogren Madam Britha c. Ruth and farmers son Jacob Johan Jacobson in Rutvik. Shoemaker Joh. Nyström and young maid Elsa Lisa Bogren in Gammelstad.

On Jan. 12, 2008, Harvey H. Roscoe, veteran of WWII, MIT graduate,aeronautical engineer, loving husband and father of five, died at theE.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford after along battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Roscoe was born in Brockton on Jan. 8, 1924, the son of the late Edgar and Harriet (Chadwick) Roscoe. He served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII as a naval aviator, and received numerous medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. After discharge from the military he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1952, and had a long career at Raytheon where he was a manager and lead engineer of the Hawk missile program.
He created many special memories with his family on Lake Winnipesaukee and later on his sailboat, Frey. He shared his love of the outdoors as a leader with Boy Scout Troop 11 in West Acton, and he was active as an instructor in the US Power Squadron.
Mr. Roscoe is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Loretta; and children Gregory Roscoe of Falmouth, Maine, Donna Nickerson of Framingham, Andrew Roscoe of Dunkirk, Md., Patricia Slattery of Stow, and Joan Abbott of Higganum, Conn. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Norman, David and Robert Roscoe, and his sister, Harriet Foster.
All were invited to a celebration of Harvey's life on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. in the VA Chapel, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, with a reception following at the family home at 6 Cherry Ridge Road in Acton. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Harvey H. Roscoe Memorial Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 577 Massachusetts Ave, Acton, MA 01720, established to benefit hospice and paliative care at the GRECC Unit at the VA Hospital, Bedford. Arrangements by the Acton Funeral Home, Acton.
The Beacon, Acton, 17 January 2008

From Wikipedia

Urraca of Castile (1082 - March 8, 1129) was Queen of Castile and León from 1109 to her death. She was the daughter of Alfonso VI of Castile by his second wife, Constance of Burgundy. She became heiress to her father's kingdom after her only brother was killed at the battle of Ucles in 1108.

She had been married as a child to Raymond of Burgundy, who died in September 1107. They had two small children: Infante Alfonso Raḿırez (born 1104) and the Infanta Sancha (born before 1095). Now a widow, Urraca was ruler of Galicia. She was also her father's only surviving legitimate child, and now the heiress to Castile. King Alfonso VI selected a a new husband for her, and his choice fell on Alfonso I of Aragon. Urraca and Alfonso of Aragon were married in 1109.

Alfonso was renowned as a great warrior; according to the chronicler Ibn al-Athir, he once remarked that a real soldier lives with men, not with women. Urraca accused him of being physically abusive to her, and their inability to produce a child created a further rift between them. She took a lover, Count Gómez González, and the royal couple were separated by 1111.

Her reign was disturbed by strife among the powerful nobles and especially by constant warfare with her husband, who had seized her lands. Their marriage was annulled in 1114, and Urraca never remarried, though she took several lovers. Another thorn in her side was her brother-in-law Henry, the husband of her half-sister Teresa of Leon. He alternatively allied with Alfonso I of Aragon, then betrayed Alfonso a better offer came from Urraca's court. After his death in 1112 his widow Teresa still contested ownership of lands with Urraca. With the aid of her son, Alfonso Raimúndez, Urraca was able to win back much of her domain and ruled successfully for many years.

According to the Chronicon Compostellanum, Urraca died in childbirth in 1126. The father was her lover, Count Pedro González of Lara. She was succeeded by her legitimate son, Alfonso VII.

Sitarz Bernice C. (nee Pierro), age 87 of NE Mpls. Preceded in death byhusband, Stanley; brother, James; sister, Lucille Nalezny; and grandson,Joseph. She will be deeply missed by her loving children, Robert (Jann),Richard (Natalie), James, Carol, and Ginny (John) Hannula; 13grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Shupien. Massof Christian Burial Wednesday, 10 AM, at St. Charles Borromeo, 2420 St.Anthony Blvd. Visitation Tuesday (TODAY) 4-8 PM at Kapala-Glodek FuneralHome and Cremation Services, 230 13th Ave NE and 1 hour before Mass atchurch Wednesday. Prayer service TODAY, 7 PM. 612-378-1331
Star Tribune, 25 November 2003

Elaine M. (Rautenberg) Tower of Waltham and formerly of Natick, a retiredregistered nurse, died Saturday at Watham Deaconess Hospital after abrief illness. She was 76.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Tower lived in Natick for 30 years and resided in Waltham for the past 22 years.
She was a former registered nurse for more than 25 years at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, where she was department head of the emergency room for 22 years, a shift supervisor, operating room nurse and a registered emergency medical technician. Mrs. Tower retired in 1988.
She later worked as an administrator at her son-in-law's company, All-Brite Cleaners in Framingham.
Wife of the late Malcolm K., Mrs. Tower is survived by six daughters, Connie Sutherland of Santa Cruz, Calif., Keith Galner of Framingham, Kathy of Winthrop, Jean of Framingham, Irene of Santa Cruz and Audrey DeMaio of Natick; a son, Thomas of Bristol, Conn.; a brother, Irvin Rautenberg of Berkeley, Calif.; a sister, Mildred Hanlon of Westwood; 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Fisk Memorial Methodist Church, Natick.
Burial will be in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick.
Boston Herald, 26 June 2001

When Alfonso died in 1157, Richeza remarried to Ramon Berenguer II, Countof Provence, in 1162. Their daughter was Douce (died 1172). RamonBerenguer died in 1166, and she remarried once more to Count Raymond V ofToulouse.

Wladislaus II the Exile (Polish: W?adys?aw II Wygnaniec, also seenWladislaus, Ladislaus, Ladislas or Vladislav) was the High-Duke of Poland(1138-1146)

After his father's death, Wladislaus, as his oldest son, became the High-Duke of Poland. He controlled the high-duke province of Kraków and Gniezno and also his hereditary province of Silesia.

In 1146 he was driven into exile by his younger brothers and died in Germany. In 1163 the province of Silesia was granted to his sons by the Polish duke Boleslaus Kedzierzawy. Subsequenly Silesia was divided among his descendants and successors (going up to 17 duchies), until they died out in 1675.

TUPPER, Arnold A. - 77, Coldbrook, passed away peacefully at home onFriday, June 10, 2005. Born in Scott's Bay, Kings Co., he was the son ofthe late Elida Graves (Tupper). He is survived by his long-timecompanion, Carol, Coldbrook; son, Larry, New Minas. He was predeceased byson, Dana. No visitation by request. A private family service will beheld at a later date. Donations in Arnold's memory may be made to theVictorian Order of Nurses, Kings Branch. Arrangements are under the careand direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, PortWilliams, NS.
Halifax Herald, 14 June 2005

Wanda Kinne Martin of Big Moose Lake, NY Wanda Martin, of Big MooseLake, died suddenly on March 3, 2007 at the age of 83. She was born May31, 1923 in Utica, the daughter of Romaine and Lillian (Sieganthaler)Kinne, also of Big Moose. She was a life long resident of Big Moose,working as New York State's first licensed female boat pilot in her youthand giving service working for the American Emblem in Utica during WW II.She married Howard Martin in November 1945 in Big Moose. He died in 1985.With her husband, Mrs. Martin ran the Waldheim resort started by Howard'sfather, E.J. Martin in 1904, until she retired in 1993. She was a 50 yearmember of the Order of the Eastern Star Dewey Old Forge Chapter #449where she served as matron in 1964 and 1965. In 1974, she wasLewis-Oneida District Deputy Grand Matron. She served as Treasurer forthe Big Moose Community Chapel for 39 years, was a lifetime member of theBig Moose Fire company where she served as Treasurer for the ambulancefor many years. She was a founding member of the Jolly Moosers, a localservice organization and served the organization in many capacities. Inher later years, she was concerned about preserving the history of BigMoose Lake and with others of the Big Moose Lake History ProjectCommittee spent many years helping write "Big Moose Lake in theAdirondacks" published in 2004. Many are thankful for her contributions.She is survived by her sister, Barbara Kinne Wheeler of Apulia Station,NY, her children, Jon H. Martin and his wife, Linda, Nancy Martin Prattand her husband, Roger and Philip E. Martin and his wife, Jennifer all ofBig Moose. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Hex Kleinmartin ofBuffalo, Kristen Martin of Loudonville, Gayle Pratt Bennett of BurntHills, Jason Pratt of Big Moose and Old Forge and Craig, Keriann andAlison Martin all of Big Moose. She is also survived by fivegreat-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Gordon L. Kinne.Calling hours will be at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & EdmundsFuneral Home, 128 Fern Avenue in Old Forge from 2-4 and 6-8 on Friday.The Order of the Eastern Star will be holding a service at 5:45 onFriday. A memorial service will be held at the Big Moose Chapel in Juneat a day and time to be announced. Contributions in lieu of flowers maybe sent to Big Moose Ambulance, Inlet Ambulance or HASCA.
Observer-Dispatch, Utica, 7 March 2007

Peter's parents are A. John (b. 1878 at West Virginia) and Nora S. Paxson(b. 1884 at Missouri).

From Wikipedia

Alfonso VI (before June 1040 - July 1, 1109), nicknamed the Brave, was king of León from 1065 to 1109 and king of Castile since 1072 after his brother's death. Much romance has gathered round his name.

In the cantar de gesta of the Cid, he plays the part attributed by medieval poets to the greatest kings, and to Charlemagne himself. He is alternately the oppressor and the victim of heroic and self-willed nobles - the idealized types of the patrons for whom the jongleurs and troubadours sang. He is the hero of a cantar de gesta which, like all but a very few of the early Spanish songs, like the cantar of Bernardo del Carpio and the Infantes of Lara, exists now only in the fragments incorporated in the chronicle of Alfonso the Wise or in ballad form.

His flight from the monastery of Sahagun, where his brother Sancho endeavoured to imprison him, his chivalrous friendship for his host Almamun of Toledo, caballero aunque moro, "a knight although a Moor", the passionate loyalty of his vassal Peranzules, and his brotherly love for his sister Urraca of Zamora, may owe something to the poet who took him as a hero.

They are the answer to the poet of the nobles who represented the king as having submitted to taking a degrading oath at the hands of Ruy Diaz de Vivar (El Cid), in the church of Santa Gadea at Burgos, and as having then persecuted the brave man who defied him.

When every allowance is made, Alfonso VI stands out as a strong man fighting as a king whose interest was law and order, and who was the leader of the nation in the reconquest. He impressed himself on the arabs as a very fierce and astute enemy, but as a keeper of his word. A story of Muslim origin, which is probably no more historical than the oath of Santa Gadea, tells of how he allowed himself to be tricked by Ibn Ammar, the favourite of Al Mutamid, the king of Seville. They played chess for an extremely beautiful table and set of men, belonging to Ibn Ammar. Table and men were to go to the king if he won. If Ibn Ammar gained he was to name the stake. The latter did win and demanded that the Christian king should spare Seville. Alfonso kept his word.

Whatever truth may lie behind the romantic tales of Christian and Muslim, we know that Alfonso represented in a remarkable way the two great influences then shaping the character and civilization of Spain.

Alfonso married at least five times, had two mistresses, and one fiancee. His first wife was Agnes, daughter of William VII of Aquitaine. They had no children and were divorced due to consanguity. The second wife was Constance of Burgundy; their daughter was Urraca of Castile. Prior to this he was betrothed to Agatha, one of the daughters of William I of England. Two later wives, Beatrice and Bertha, are of unknown origin. By his mistress Jimena Muñoz, daughter of the Count of Asturias, he had two illegitimate daughters: Teresa of Leon and Elvira of Castile.

At the instigation, it is said, of his wife Constance, he brought the Cistercian Order into Spain, established them in Sahagun, chose a French Cistercian, Bernard, as the first archbishop of Toledo after the reconquest on May 25, 1085, married his daughters, Urraca of Castile, the legitimate and Teresa of Leon, the illegitimate, to French princes, and in every way forwarded the spread of French influence - then the greatest civilizing force in Europe. He also drew Spain nearer to the Papacy, and it was his decision which established the Roman ritual in place of the old missal of Saint Isidore - the Mozarabic rite.

On the other hand he was very open to Arabic influence. He protected the Muslims among his subjects and struck coins with inscriptions in Arabic letters. After the death of Constance he perhaps married and he certainly lived with Zaida, said to have been a daughter-in-law of Al Mutamid, Muslim king of Seville. Alfonso's wife Isabel, who bore him the only son, Sancho, among his many children, may have been this Zaida, who became a Christian under the name of Maria or Isabel. Isabel also bore him two daughters, Elvira Alfonso (who married Roger II of Sicily) and Sancha (wife of Rodrigo Gonzalez de Lara).

Sancho, Alfonso's designated successor, was slain at the battle of Ucles in 1108.

Jasper Nolan Steele, 64, died 25 May 1934 at the Massachusetts GeneralHospital, Boston where he underwent a very serious operation. Born atScotts Bay he was the son of the late Judah Wells Steele and Mrs. WilfredWheaton, (the former Sarah Jane Thorpe Steele), Ross Corner, NS. Withthe exception of a few years spent in the United States he lived thegreater part of his life in Scotts Bay, NS.
He is survived by his second wife Elida Tupper and two sons: Wallace, Scotts Bay; Samuel, Norwood, Mass; two sisters and two brothers: Bertha (Mrs. McCutcheon) Belmont, Mass; Gertrude, (Mrs. William Wheaton), Ross Corner, NS; Fred, Scotts Bay, NS; Gilbert, Vernon Mines, NS. His father, Judah Steele and his first wife, Minnie Osborne predeceased him. Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the Union Church Cemetery.
Kentville Advertiser, 7 June 1934

Charles G. Ives, Colonel, born Jan. 16, 1923, Rockford, IL. EnlistedJuly 1942 from University of Iowa. After basic training commissioned 2ndlieutenant, Dec. 7, 1943; OCS, Fort Benning.
Assigned D-193rd Glider Inf., 17th Abn., January 1944. Joined Co. H, 289th, 75th Div., Aug. 24, 1944. West ETO October 1944 with 75th. Became company commander, Co. G. 289th, April 7, 1945
Returned stateside in January 1945. Received appointment Regular Army, Sept. 4, 1946. Served 30 years in Army with two tours in Germany and two tours in Korea. Attained the rank of full colonel in 1967. Among awards and medals received: Glider Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star w/OLC, Army of Occupation Germany, Combat Infantry Badge, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal w/OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/2 OLCʼs, Korean Service.
Retired in April 1972 to live in Placitas, NM, with wife Ruth. Visited by three children: Pamela, Warren and Penny; and eight grandchildren. Inducted into Infantry Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, GA, on Feb. 10, 1984. Passed away on Dec. 11 1997.
Always proud to be infantry and to have served with the 75th Div.
Submitted by Ruth A. Ives to 75th Infantry Division History


Reynold de Briouze, next brother [after William the eldest, & Giles -Bishop of Hereford]. He had seizin of hi father's lands 26 May 1216, but gave up Bramber in or after 1220 to his nephew John, son and heir of his1st brother William. He m. 1stly Grecia, daughter and in her issue coheir of William Brieguerre or Briwere by Beatrice de Vaux. He m.2ndly, 1215, Gwladus Du, daughter of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales, by his 2nd wife Joan, illegitimate daughter of King John. Hed. between 5 May 1227 and 9 June 1228. His widow m. 2ndly, Ralph deMortimer, of Wigmore, who d. 6 Aug 1246, and was buried at Wigmore Abbey.She d. at Windsor in 1251. [Complete Peerage I:22]


Died: by 1228, Said to be buried at St. John's, Brecon

Reginald supported Giles in his rebellions against King John. They were both active against the King in the barons' war. Neither was present at the signing of Magna Carta because they were still rebels who refused to compromise King John aquiesced 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 and now his father-in-law. Henry III restoredReginald 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). Llewelyn Fawr also became angry and beseiged Brecon. Reginald eventually surrendered to Llewelyn and gave up Seinenydd (Swansea). By 1221 they were at war again with Llewelyn laying seige to Builth. The seige was relieved by Henry III's forces. From this time on Llewelyn tended to support the claims of Reginald's nephew John concerning the de Braose lands.

Reginald was a witness to the re-issue of Magna Carta by Henry III in1225.
aka Reynold

MAITLAND, Fla. - Gladys Pearl (MacCall) Sinnett, 96, a registered nurseand former Lowell resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Brighton Gardens inMaitland. She was the wife of the late Edward E. Sinnett Sr., who diedSept. 12, 1985. She was born in Hantsport, Nova Scotia on June 29, 1906,a daughter of the late Dougald and Theresa (Mortimer) MacCall. Sheattended schools in Hants County, and taught grade school for one year inthe Hantsport school system.
Following her move to Lowell in 1924, she completed two years of nursing training and graduated from the Lowell Cooperation Hospital School of Nursing in 1927.
Mrs. Sinnett was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Lowell for many years. She also had served as secretary of the Edson Group. She moved to Florida in 1996 to live with her son Edd, and attended St.Alban's Anglican Cathedral while living there.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie A. and James O'Malley of York, Maine; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Edward E."Edd" Sinnett Jr.of Longwood, Fla., Willard M. "Bill" Sinnett of Phoenix, John D. and Joyce Sinnett of Atlanta,Ga. and Donald L. and Connie Sinnett of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was laid to rest in eternal peace beside her husband of 56 years in Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell, Mass.
The Lowell Sun newspaper, 24 October, 2002


Odin is considered to be the supreme god of late Germanic and Norsemythology. His role, like many of the Norse pantheon, is complex: he isgod of both wisdom and war. He is also attributed as being a god ofmagic, poetry, victory, and the hunt.

His name is, in Icelandic/Old Norse Óđinn; Swedish Oden; English/Old English (and Old Saxon) Wõden; Old Franconian Wodan; Alemannic Wuodan; German Wotan or Wothan; Lombardic Godan. Although its precise mythological meaning is debated, the name is formed from òđ and -in. In Old Norse, òđ means by itself '"wit, soul" and in compounds "fierce power, energy;" the suffix -in means "master, lord." Thus, Odin is lord of the life force.

Eddaic Odin
According to the Edda, Odin was a son of Bestla and Bor and brother of Vé and Vili and together with these brothers he cast down the frost giant Ymir and created the world from Ymir's body. The three brothers are often mentioned together. "Wille" is the German word for "will" (English), "Weh" is the German word (Gothic wai) for "woe" (English: great sorrow, grief, misery) but is more likely related to the archaic German "Wei" meaning 'sacred'.

Odin fathered his most famous son Thor on Jord 'Earth'. But his wife and consort was the goddess Frigg who in the best-known tradition was the loving mother of their son Baldr). By the giantess Gŕıđr, Odin was the father of V́ıđarr and by Rind he was father of Vali. Also many royal families claimed descent from Odin through other sons. For traditions about Odin's offspring see Sons of Odin.

Anglo-Saxon Woden
The Anglo-Saxon tribes brought Woden to England around the 5th and 6th centuries, continuing his worship until conversion to Christianity in the 8th and 9th centuries. Woden is the carrier-off of the dead, but not necessarily with the attributes of Norse Odin. Woden is also the leader of the Wild Hunt. The familial relationships are the same between Woden and the other Anglo-saxon gods as they are for the Norse.

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Historia Britonum, Woden had the sons Wecta, Baeldaeg, Casere and Wihtlaeg.
* Wecta's line is continued by Witta, Wihtgils, Hengest and Horsa, and the Kings of Kent.
* Baeldaeg's line is continued by Brona, Frithugar, Freawine, Wig, Gewis, Esla, Elesa, Cerdic and the Kings of Wessex.
* Casere's line is continued by Tytmon, Trygils, Hrothmund, Hryp, Wilhelm, Wehha, Wuffa and the Kings of East Anglia.
* Wihtlaeg's line is continued by Wermund king of Angel, Offa, Angeltheow, Eomer, Icel and the Kings of Mercia.

Anglo-Saxon literature starts at about the time of the conversion from the old religion. Although whatever stories recording his part in the lives of men and the gods are lost, Woden's name survived in many settlement names and geographical features.
* Wansdyke - Woden's embankment
* Grimsdyke - From Grim, "hooded" a description of his appearance
* Wednesbury - Woden's burgh

BOONVILLE, Ind. -- Minnie Ochsner, 98, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, atCypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh.
She had worked on the family farm until she was 95 years old.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law who cared for her, Edith and Martin Heilman of Chandler; a grandson, Harold Heilman; four great-grandchildren, Amanda, Andrew and Caleb Heilman and Jacob Stilwell; and nieces and a nephew.
Her husband, Frank J., died in 1979.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.
Evansville Courier & Press, 11 September 1999

STOUGHTON - Chester M. MacMillan, 85, of Stoughton, retired owner ofMacMillan Floor Services, died Sunday at Caritas Good Samaritan MedicalCenter in Brockton.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Born in Boston, he graduated from Milton schools. Mr. MacMillan enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping and the outdoors.
Husband of the late Pearl (Draper) MacMillan, he is survived by a son, Chester M. MacMillan Jr. of Virginia; a daughter, Linda Pratt of Virginia; two sisters, Alberta Kirkpatrick of Pennsylvania and Rose Rodriguez of Virginia; his companion, Elizabeth Murphy of Stoughton; and three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., Stoughton. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery.
The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass., 19 July 2005

KINGSTON - Lucille Fiske Wilcox Emery, 96, of Eastchester Street,Kingston died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Kingston Hospital.
Lucille was born in Cortland on Sept. 29, 1913, a daughter of the late Ernest and Lula Brown Fiske.
A graduate of Cortland Normal School, Mrs. Emery taught in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. During World War II she worked for New York Telephone Company on the PBX board. She was a volunteer for the Cerebral Palsy Center in Ithaca. She was an avid reader and enjoyed history, crossword puzzles, and the Weather Channel.
Her husband, James Emery, died in 1988; a son, Allen "Buzzy" Emery died in 1989; and two sisters, Leita Kelly and Leola Nichols died previously.
Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Emery-Middleton and her husband Alfred of Kingston, Joan Smith and her husband Robert of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Jean Torregrossa of Fredericksburg, Virginia; one son, David Wilcox and his wife Phillipa of Alexandria, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Terri Dennehy, Cindy Arkin, Jana Wilcox, Karen Izdepski, Ken Smith, Steven Torregrossa, Sandy Magnus, Jennifer Couse and Samuel Middleton. Seventeen great-grandchildren nieces, nephews also survive.
A funeral service will be held at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home Inc., 27 Smith Ave. today at 4:15 p.m. Rev. Dr. David Brechter will officiate. Burial Saturday at 1 p.m. in West Danby Cemetery. West Danby. Friends will be received at the funeral home today prior to the service 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers may be made in the form of contributions to The Kingston Area Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston, NY 12401.

From a letter of Charles Miller, dated 2/17/1898:
"John has been up north in Todd Co. and has bought an 80 acre farm, mostly timber. It is near to where Livingstone and Ad McKillip went. Tupper gave John 3 hundred dollars and John borrowed 500 more, making out the 800 dollar price paid. It has 17 acres under cultivation, a real good large log house and a good well."

Seiler, Vivian Marie, (LaMotte) Loving Mother, Grandmother, AndGreat-Grandmother. Age 88. Died 6-8-10 at home with family in Lenoir, NC.Born 4-23-22 in St. Paul to Medore and Emma (Labelle) LaMotte. She waspreceded in death by George A. Seiler (who was her husband and a 35 yearretiree of 3M); one sister, Bernice Chell; and brothers Les (Florence),Medore (Jeanne), Walton, and Walter LaMotte. Survived by sons: George(Anne), Paul (Margaret), and John (Lana); daughters Nancy (son, Cory) andChristine (German); sister, Medora Lentsch; sisters-in-law, Fern LaMotteand Lillian Kinney; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She wasa devoted member of St. John's of Little Canada and the SecularFranciscan Order in MN and of St. Francis of Assisi in NC. A Mass will besaid in her name on June 26th at St. Francis in Lenoir.
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 20 June 2010

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From Wikipedia

Charles of Anjou (1227-1285), also Charles I of Sicily. He was King of Sicily 1262-1282 (and under that title, King of Naples 1282-1285), King of Albania 1272-1285, King of Jerusalem 1277-1285, Prince of Achaea 1278-1285, Count of Provence and Forcalquier 1246-1285, and Count of Anjou and Maine 1247-1285. He was the posthumous son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, and hence brother to Louis IX of France and Alphonse of Toulouse. He conquered the Kingdom of Sicily from the Hohenstaufen in 1266 and began to acquire lands in the eastern Mediterranean. However, the Sicilian Vespers freed Sicily from his control, and the resulting war forced him to abandon his plans to reassemble the Latin Empire.

Early Life
Charles was born in 1227, shortly after the death of his father, King Louis VIII. In his will, his father had left to him (should he be male), the Counties of Anjou and Maine, with which he was invested in 1247. The affection of his mother Blanche seems largely to have been bestowed upon his brother Louis; and Louis tended to favor his elder brothers Robert of Artois and Alphonse. The self-reliance this engendered in Charles may account for the tremendous drive and ambition he showed in his later life.

Marriage and Children
Charles was wedded to Beatrice of Provence on January 31, 1246, in Aix-en-Provence. Beatrice was the youngest daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence and Forcalquier, who had died on August 19, 1245. As his elder three daughters had all married kings and received substantial dowries, Raymond settled his entire inheritance upon Beatrice, making Charles Count of Provence and Forcalquier. They had the following children:
1. Louis (1248, Nicosia)
2. Blanche (1250 - July 1269), married 1265 Count Robert III of Flanders
3. Beatrice (1252-1275), married October 15, 1273 at Foggia to Philip of Courtenay, titular Emperor of Constantinople
4. Charles II of Naples (1254 - 1309)
5. Philip (1256 - January 1, 1277), King of Thessalonica and Prince of Achaea, married May 28, 1271 to Isabella Villehardouin
6. Robert (1258-1265)
7. Elizabeth or Maria (1261 - c. 1300), married bef. September 1272 to Ladislas IV of Hungary

Accession in Provence
Upon his accession as Count of Provence and Forcalquier in 1246, Charles rapidly found himself in difficulties. His sisters-in-law felt cheated by their father's will, and the Dowager Countess Beatrice of Savoy claimed the entire County of Forcalquier and the usufruct of Provence as her jointure. Furthermore, while Provence was technically a part of the Kingdom of Burgundy and hence of the Holy Roman Empire, in practice it was free of central authority. The recent counts had governed with a light hand, and the nobilities and cities (three of which, Marseilles, Arles, and Avignon were Imperial cities technically separate from the county) had enjoyed great liberties. Charles, in constrast, was disposed towards a rigid administration, and aroused considerable hostility by his punctilious insistence on enjoying his full rights and fees. In 1247, while Charles had gone to France to receive the Counties of Anjou and Maine, the local nobility (represented by Barral of Baux and Boniface of Castellane) joined with Beatrice and the three Imperial cities to form a defensive league against him. Unfortunately for Charles, he had promised to join his brother on the Seventh Crusade. For the time being, Charles' only recourse was to compromise with Beatrice, allowing her to have Forcalquier and a third of the Provençal usufruct.

Seventh Crusade and Return
Charles sailed with the rest of the Crusaders from Aigues-Mortes in 1248, and fought gallantly at Damietta and during the fighting around Mansourah. However, his piety does not seem to have matched that of his brother (Jean de Joinville relates a tale of Louis catching him gambling on the voyage from Egypt to Acre) and he returned with his brother Alphonse in May 1250. During his absence, open rebellion had broken out in Provence. Charles moved with his characteristic energy to suppress it, and Arles, Avignon, and Barral of Baux had surrendered to him by June 1251. Marseilles held out until July 1252, but then sued for peace. Charles imposed a lenient peace, but insisted on the recognition of his full panoply of comital rights, and acknowledgement of his suzerainity by Marseilles.

Wider Ambitions
In November 1252, the death of his mother Blanche of Castile caused him to go north to Paris and assume the joint regency of the kingdom with his brother Alphonse. While in Paris, he was approached by envoys from Pope Innocent IV. Innocent was then seeking to detach the Kingdom of Sicily from the Holy Roman Empire (in the person of Conrad IV of Germany), and offered it to Charles, after his brother-in-law Richard, Earl of Cornwall had declined it. Alphonse, however, was cool to the idea; and King Louis forbade it outright. Balked, Charles took up the cause of Margaret II of Flanders against her son, John I, Count of Hainaut, and she granted him the County of Hainaut for his service. King Louis again disapproved, and on his return from Outremer in 1254 he returned Hainaut to John. The disappointed Charles returned to Provence, which had become restive again. The mediation of King Louis led to a settlement with Beatrice of Savoy, who returned Forcalquier and relinquished her claims for a cash payment and a pension. Marseilles had attempted to involve Pisa and Alfonso X of Castile in the quarrel, but they proved unreliable as allies, and a coup by the supporters of Charles resulted in the surrender of the city's political powers. Charles spent the next several years quietly increasing his power over various lordships on the borders of Provence. A final rebellion occurred in 1262, when he was absent in France; Boniface of Castellaine rebelled yet again, as did Marseilles and Hugh of Baux. However, Barral of Baux now remained loyal to Charles, and Charles quickly returned to scatter the rebels. The mediation of James I of Aragon brought about a settlement; while Marseilles was forced to dismantle its fortifications and surrender its arms, it otherwise went unpunished. Surprisingly, this lenity worked to good effect; hereafter, the Provençals proved staunch supporters of Charles, providing money and troops for his further conquests. Many of them were to be rewarded with high posts in his new dominions.

With the usurpation of the Sicilian throne from Conradin by Manfred of Sicily in 1258, the relationship between the Papacy and the Hohenstaufen had changed again. Instead of the boy Conradin, safely sequestered across the Alps, the Papacy now faced an able military leader in Italy. Accordingly, when negotiations broke down with Manfred in 1262, Pope Urban IV again took up the scheme of disseising the Hohenstaufen from the Kingdom, and offered the crown to Charles again. Manfred's own usurpation from Conradin told upon King Louis' scruples; this time, he was persuaded to admit the offer, and Charles ratified a treaty with the Pope in July 1263. The terms were heavily in favor of the Pope; the Kingdom must never be re-united with the Empire, and the King was never to hold Imperial or Papal office, or interfere with ecclesiastical matters in the Kingdom. Nevertheless, Charles accepted eagerly.

Conquest of Sicily
Having endorsed the treaty, Charles could now play for time. With Manfred's troops advancing on the Papal States, Charles obtained an extensive renegotiation of the treaty on more favorable lines. As instructions went out to the clergy to submit contributions for the war, Urban IV died in October 1264 at Perugia, fleeing Manfred. This raised the possibility of a reversal of Papal policy. To underscore his resolve, he broke sharply with his previous policy of lenity and ordered the execution of Hugh of Baux and several other Provençal rebels, who had been in his hands for a year. Fortunately for Charles, the new Pope Clement IV was the former adviser of his brother Alphonse and strongly supported the accession of Charles. Charles entered Rome on May 23, 1265 and was proclaimed King of Sicily.

Charles was popular in Rome, where he was elected Senator, and his diplomacy had already undermined Manfred's support in northern Italy. While Charles' campaigns were delayed for lack of money, Manfred, curiously, idled away his time hunting in Apulia, while his support in the north of Italy dwindled. Charles was able to bring his main army through the Alps, and he and Beatrice were crowned on January 6, 1266. As Charles' army began an energetic campaign, Manfred suddenly shed his lethargy and moved to meet him. Worried that further delays might endanger the loyalty of his supporters, he attacked Charles' army, then in disarray from the crossing of the hills into Benevento, on February 26, 1266. In the Battle of Benevento that followed, Manfred's army was defeated in detail and he was killed in the melee. Upon his death, resistance throughout the Kingdom collapsed, and Charles was master of Sicily.

While Charles' administration in his new Kingdom was generally fair and honest, it was also stringent. As in Provence, he insisted on maximizing the revenues and privileges he could obtain from his new subjects. Discontent was high; but for now, Charles could focus on extending his power in northern Italy (which alarmed the Pope, who feared a powerful king of all Italy as much as he did an Emperor). But the Pope was willing to allow this; for in September 1267 Conradin marched south to reclaim the rights of the Hohenstaufen, and one of his agents instigated a revolt in Sicily. He entered Rome on July 24, 1268, where his arrival was wildly celebrated. At the Battle of Tagliacozzo, on August 23, 1268, it appeared he might win the day; but a sudden charge of Charles' reserve discomfited his army and he was forced to flee to Rome. Told it was no longer safe, he attempted to escape to Genoa, but was arrested and imprisoned in the Castello dell'Ovo in Naples. In a trial carefully managed by Charles, Conradin was condemned for treason, and he was beheaded on October 29, 1268. By the end of 1270, he had captured Lucera and put down the revolt in Sicily, executing many of the captured. With the whole kingdom powed beneath his strict, if fair, rule, he was ready to consider greater conquests.

Ambitions in the Latin Empire
After the defeat of Manfred at Benevento, Charles immediately began to plan his expansion into the Mediterranean. Historically, the Kingdom of Sicily had at times controlled parts of the eastern Adriatic seaboard, and Manfred had been possessed of the island of Corfu and the towns of Butrinto, Avlona, and Suboto, which had formed the dowry of his wife Helena. Charles seized these at the end of 1266. From thence, he passed on to intrigue with the remaining nobility of the Latin Empire. In May 1267, he concluded the Treaty of Viterbo with the exiled Baldwin II of Constantinople and William II Villehardouin (through his chancellor Leonardo of Veruli). Taking advantage of the precarious situation of the remains of the Empire in the face of rising Greek power, he obtained confirmation of his possession of Corfu, the suzerain rights over Achaea, and sovereignty over most of the Aegean islands. Furthermore, the heirs of both the Latin princes were to marry children of Charles, and Charles was to have the reversion of the Empire and Principality should the couples have no heirs. With few options to check the Byzantine tide, he was well placed to dictate terms.

Charles' wife Beatrice died on September 23, 1267, and he immediately sought a new marriage to Margaret, daughter of Bela IV of Hungary. However, Margaret wished to be a nun (and was later canonized); Charles instead married (on November 18, 1268), Margaret, Countess of Tonnerre (1250 - September 4, 1308, Tonnerre), the daughter of Eudes of Burgundy. However, he was able to make a marital alliance with the Hungarians: his son Charles, Prince of Salerno married Maria, daughter of crown prince Stephen, while Charles' daughter Elizabeth married Stephen's son Ladislas.

Eighth Crusade
Having thus made secure his position in the East, he began to prepare a crusade to recover the Latin Empire. Michael VIII Palaeologus was greatly alarmed at the prospect: he wrote to King Louis, suggesting that he was open to a voluntary union of the Roman and Latin churches, and poiting out the interference a descent on Constantinople would pose to Louis' own crusading plans. Louis took a dim view of his sincerity; but he was eager to take up the cross again, and he notified Charles of his intentions. Charles continued with his preparations against Constantinople, hoping the crusade might be postponed, but he also prepared to turn his brother's crusade to his own advantage. The Caliph of Tunis, Muhammed I al-Mustansir had been a vassal of Sicily, but had shaken off his allegiance with the fall of Manfred. However, there were rumors he might be sympathetic to Christianity. Accordingly, Charles suggested to his brother that the arrival of a crusade in his support might bring about Mustansir's conversion. Thus it was that Louis directed the Eighth Crusade against Tunis. Charles did not arrive until late in the day on August 25, 1270, only to find that his brother had died of dysentery that morning. Charles took command, and after a few skirmishes, Mustansir concluded a peace treaty and agreed to pay tribute to Charles. Illness continued to plague the army, however, and a storm devastated the fleet as it returned to Sicily. Charles was forced to postpone his designs against Constantinople again.

Conquest of Albania and Genoese War
In February 1271, Charles began to expand his Adriatic possessions by capturing Durazzo, and he soon controlled much of the Albanian interior. In February 1272, he proclaimed himself King of Albania and appointed Gazzo Chinardo as his Vicar-General. He hoped to take up his expedition against Constantinople again, but was delayed by the rise Pope Gregory X, consecrated on March 27, 1272. Gregory had high hopes of reconciling Europe, unifying the Greek and Latin churches, and launching a new crusade: to that end, he announced the Council of Lyons, to be held in 1274, and worked to arrange the election of an Emperor.

In November 1272, the strained relations between Charles and Ghibelline-ruled Genoa finally broke into war. Ghibelline revolts broke out across the north of Italy, and increasingly occupied the attention of Charles, even as Michael Palaeologus was negotiating a union of churches with the Pope. At the same time, he had made contact with Genoa and was sending money to encourage the revolts in the north. At the apparently successful conclusion of the Council of Lyons, a Union of Churches was declared, and Charles and Philip of Courtenay were compelled to extend a truce with Michael. This was a blessing in disguise for Charles, for the Ghibellines now controlled most of the north, and he was forced to retreat from Piedmont in late 1275. In truth, Pope Gregory was not entirely displeased; he regarded north Italy as best dealt with by its new Emperor, Rudolph of Habsburg, and preferred that Charles be confined to the south. If he wished to make war, let him look to Outremer; and to this end, Gregory endorsed the sale to Charles of the claims of Maria of Antioch on the Kingdom of Jerusalem, which had been rejected by the Haute Cour there. On March 18, 1277, he bought her claim and assumed the title of King of Jerusalem, sending Roger of Sanseverino as his bailli to Acre. There Roger ousted Balian of Ibelin, the bailli of Hugh I and compelled the nobles to swear fealty. In the meantime, Gregory had been succeeded by Pope Innocent V, who arranged a peace between Charles and the Genoese.

Breakdown of the Union
Meanwhile, in Constantinople, the Union of the Churches was proving difficult to arrange, and the Emperor Michael had great difficulty in imposing it on his people. Nevertheless, he persuaded Innocent of his sincerity in working towards it, and Charles was again forbidden to attack Constantinople. Knowing this, Michael began a campaign in Albania in late 1274, where he captured Berat and Butrinto. He also enjoyed some success in his campaigns in Euboea and the Peloponnese.

Affairs dragged on for several years, until the accession of Pope Martin IV on March 23, 1280. Pope Martin was a Frenchman, and lacked the evenhandedness of some of his recent precursors. He brought the full power of the Papacy into line behind Charles' plans. The Union, which had proved impossible to impose upon Constantinople, was called off, and Charles given authorization for the restoration of the Latin Empire.

He opened his campaign in Albania, where his general Hugh of Sully captured Butrinto from the Despotate of Epirus in 1280 and besieging Berat. A Byzantine army of relief under Michael Tarchaniotes arrived in March, 1281: Hugh of Sully was ambushed and captured, and his army put to flight. The Byzantines took possession of the interior of Albania. Nor was Charles particularly successful in Achaea, where he had become (by the Treaty of Viterbo) Prince of Achaea on the death of William II Villehardouin in 1278. His bailli Galeran of Ivry was defeated at Skorta in his one attempt to engage the Byzantines, and was recalled in 1280 and replaced by Philip of Lagonesse. Nonetheless, Charles was to launch the body of his crusade against Constantinople in the spring of 1282.

Sicilian Vespers
But Michael had not been working upon the military front alone. Many Ghibelline officials had fled the Kingdom of Sicily to the court of Peter III of Aragon, who had married Constance, the daughter and heir of Manfred. Manfred's former chancellor, John of Procida, had arranged contact between Michael, Peter and the refugees at his court, and conspirators on the island of Sicily itself. Peter began to assemble a fleet at Barcelona, ostensibly for another Crusade to Tunis. In fact, the master-plan of John of Procida was to place Peter on the throne of Sicily, his Hohenstaufen inheritance. The result was the uprising known as the Sicilian Vespers, which was initiated in Palermo on March 29, 1282. It rapidly grew into a general massacre of the French in Sicily. A few officials notable for their good conduct were spared; and the city of Messina still held for Charles. But through the diplomatic errors of Charles' Vicar, Herbert of Orleans, Messina, too, revolted on April 28, 1282. Herbert retreated to the castle of Mategriffon, but was forced to abandon the Crusading fleet, which was burnt.

The news surprised Peter of Aragon, who had expected to intervene only after Charles had left for Constantinople. But the conspirators, aided by the Emperor Michael (who wished to see Charles balked in his expedition), had set the revolt in motion early. Peter did not immediately intervene; he sailed with the fleet to Tunis, where he discovered that the would-be convert on whose behalf the crusade had ostensibly been undertaken had been caught and executed. While he bided his time, the Sicilians made an appeal to Pope Martin to take the Communes of their cities under his protection. But Martin was far too deeply committed to Charles and French interests to heed them; instead, he excommunicated the rebels, the Emperor Michael, and the Ghibellines in north Italy. Charles gathered his forces in Calabria and made a landing near Messina and began a siege. Several attempts to assault the city were unsuccessful. Rejected by the Pope, the Sicilians now appealed to King Peter and Queen Constance; he duly accepted, and landed at Trapani on August 30, 1282. He was proclaimed King in Palermo on September 4; as the Archibishopric of Palermo was vacant, he could not immediately be crowned. In the face of the Aragonese landing, Charles was compelled to withdraw across the Straits of Messina into Calabria in September; but the Aragonese moved swiftly enough to destroy part of his army and most of his baggage. The Angevin house was forever ousted from Sicily.

War with Aragon
Despite his retreat into Calabria, Charles remained in a strong position. His nephew, Philip III of France, was devoted to him; and Pope Martin regarded the rebellion as an affront both to French interests and his own rights as suzerain of the Kingdom. Both sides temporized; the expense of a long war might be disastrous for both, and Peter and Charles arranged for a judicial duel, with a hundred knights apiece, on June 1, 1283 at Bordeaux. Skirmishes and raids continued to occur: in January 1283, Aragonese guerillas attacked Catona and killed Count Peter I of Alençon in his hostel. In February, the Aragonese crossed into Calabria to face off with Charles of Salerno. However, tensions between the Aragonese and the Sicilians had begun to rise. Both men now hoped to turn the war to their advantage, and the judicial duel turned into a farce, the two kings arriving at different times, declaring a victory over their absent opponent, and departing. Now the war was to escalate: Pope Martin had excommunicated Peter and proclaimed the war against the Sicilians a Crusade in January, and in March, declared Peter to be deprived of his dominions. On February 2, 1284, Aragon and Valencia were officially conferred upon Charles of Valois. The war continued in Italy: while little progress had been made in Calabria, a detachment of the Aragonese fleet was blockading Malta. Charles of Salerno sent a newly raised Provençal fleet to the relief of Malta; but it was caught by the main Aragonese fleet under Roger of Lauria and destroyed in the Battle of Malta. The Aragonese were now, however, running quite short of money, and Peter was threatened by the prospect of a French attack on Aragon. King Charles planned to raise new troops and a fleet in Provence, and instructed Charles of Salerno to maintain a strict defensive posture until his return from France. However, Roger of Lauria continued to command the sea and launch harrasing raids up and down the coast of Calabria, and in May 1284 he successfully blockaded Naples, basing a small squadron on the island of Nisida to do so. The Neapolitans were infuriated by the blockade; and in June, Charles of Salerno armed the newly launched fleet at Naples and embarked on June 5 to destroy the blockading squadron. Evidently believing the main Aragonese fleet was raiding down the coast, he hoped to destroy the blockading squadron and return to Naples before it returned. However, Roger of Lauria had learned of his plans, and Charles found himself engulfed by superior numbers. After a short, sharp, fight, most of his fleet was captured, and he himself was taken prisoner.

News of the reverse caused anti-French riots in Naples, and Roger of Lauria was quick to take advantage of Charles' captivity to obtain the release of Beatrice, daughter of Manfred of Sicily, then held in Naples. King Charles arrived in Gaeta on June 6 and learned of the disaster. He was furious at his son and his disobedience; by the time he reached Naples, the riots had been quelled. He advanced on Calabria and attempted a landing in Sicily; but his main army was blocked at Reggio, and he retreated from Calabria entirely on August 3. He continued to make preparations for a campaign against Sicily in the new year; but his health failed. On January 7, 1285, he died in Foggia.

Death and legacy
On his death, Charles left all of his domains to his son Charles, then a prisoner in Catalonia. For the time being, they were held by a joint regency between a papal legate and Robert II of Artois. Charles had spent his life striving to assemble a Mediterranean empire out of whatever land he could get through law or force of arms. He did so, it seems, with a clear conscience; he regarded himself as God's instrument to uphold the Papacy and punish the Hohenstaufen. He ruled justly, but with the rigidity and severity that might be expected in one of his convictions. Ultimately, his unbending austerity could not inspire the devotion needed to hold his conquests together.

Still, he was to leave a substantial legacy to his heirs. Henry II of Cyprus reclaimed the Kingdom of Jerusalem after his death, for the few short years left to it; but his possessions otherwise remained within the Angevin dynasty which he founded, or their descendants. Both the Angevins and their Aragonese rivals were to claim the title of "King of Sicily"; but the Angevins, confined to the mainland, would be known to history as "Kings of Naples". But the style of "King of Sicily" persisted; and when the two realms were reunited, it was under the style of "King of the Two Sicilies".

However, his wars resulted in an even more serious consequence that the partition of the Kingdom of Sicily. Pope Martin IV had hopelessly compromised the Papacy in his cause; and the botched secular "Crusades" against Sicily and (after Charles' death) Aragon greatly tarnished its spiritual power. The collapse of its moral authority and the rise of nationalism rang the death knell for Crusading, and would ultimately lead to the Avignon Papacy and the Western Schism. Charles was an able soldier and a good administrator; but his failure to understand the qualities of his diverse subjects, and his grasping, if pious, ambition, ultimately led him to failure.

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Kinney, Howard Carl - 'Howie' Age 90 of St. Paul Long time resident ofSt. Paul, Minnesota and formerly of Magnolia, Illinois, passed away,suddenly, on July 3, 2004. Howard was born on March 25, 1914 in St. Pauland graduated from Harding High School in 1932. He became the firstperson from Harding to be elected 'All City Football Player' and in 2000was elected to the Harding Hall of Stars. Howard's athletic ability wasacclaimed which helped him earn a full athletic scholarship to theCollege of St. Thomas. Howard worked for the Prudential Insurance Companyfor 39 years, as a leading agent and manager. Over the years, he remainedactive in the Republican Party, the Masons and the Shrine. He wasrecently awarded his 60-year pin from the Montgomery Masonic Lodge. Hewas a member of the Osman Shrine and volunteered at the annual ShrineCircus for many years. Howard was, also, a member of the Scottish Rite,former Osman Sentinels, Osman Provosts, North Suburban Shrine Club, 'HiHats' Shrine entertainers, and the American Legion in both Minnesota andIllinois. He served as President of the Dayton's Bluff District 4Community Council, was the volunteer/editor of Dayton's Bluff CommunityNewspaper and, as a member of Mounds Park United Methodist Church, hegave an annual presentation of flowers on Mother's Day. One of Howard'sfavorite activities was to be 'Santa' to children of all ages - in localelementary schools and with senior citizens in senior housing and carefacilities. Howard was known for expressing that he feels 'Happy, kind,sympathetic and jubilant and like a young man just trotting over thethreshold of life with his heart full of love, joy and romance.' And thatis how he lived his life! Howard was preceded in death by his first wife,Mary Marthelia Hasselblad; his parents, Edward and Anna Rose Kinney;brothers, Edward and Robert; and sister Lucille. He is survived by hissecond wife, Lillian Seiler; three children from his first marriage,Robert Kinney, James (Barbara) Kinney, and Marcia Bradley; a sister, IdaMae (Eugene) Andreotti; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren,and several nephews and nieces. The viewing and celebration of Howard'slife will be held at the WULFF FUNERAL HOME located at 1485 White BearAve in St. Paul on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 from 4-8PM with the MasonicRite at 7PM. Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, July 8,2004 at the MOUNDS PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, with visitation startingat 10AM. After the service, a lunch will be served at the church followedby interment at Elmhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorialpreferred.
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Simon de Montfort is said to have first sought an asylum in England fromthe hostility of Blanche, Queen of France, and to have obtained arestitution of the Earldom of Leicester and stewardship of England fromKing Henry III through the petition of his brother, Almaric [Amaury],then Earl of Montfort and constable of France. Certain it is, however,that in 1232 (16th Henry III), he bore the title of Earl of Leicester andhad obtained a grant of all his mother's inheritance in England from hisbrother. In 1236, his lordship officiated as steward at the nuptials ofHenry III, and held the ewer in which the king washed. In two yearsafterwards, he obtained the hand of the king's sister, Eleanor, widow ofWilliam Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, the marriage ceremony being performedby Walter, one of the royal chaplains at Westminster, "within a littlechappel at the corner of the king's chamber." This marriage was, however,opposed by the princess's other brother, Richard, Earl of Cornwall(afterwards King of the Romans), and the kingdom at large, because thelady had made in her widowhood a vow of chastity in the presence ofEdmund, Archbishop of Canterbury and several of the nobility. So stronglydid public discontent manifest itself that the earl was obliged to repairin person to Rome for the purpose of obtaining a dispensation, which withconsiderable difficulty he at length accomplished; and returning toEngland was most graciously received at court by the king, who appointedhim his chief counsellor. Notwithstanding this, however, William deAbingdon, a Dominican friar, and many other of the clergy continued toexclaim against the marriage. But before the close of the same year, heexperienced the caprice of royal favour. The king observing him and hiscountess amongst the nobility who attended the queen at her purification,called him an excommunicated person and prohibited his entering thechurch. "Which sudden unkindness," says Dugdale, "much dismaying him, hewent away by water to Winchester House, which (the bishop being dead) theking had lent him. But there he could not be permitted to stay, the kingin great wrath causing him to be put out of doors. Whereupon he returnedsorrowing and weeping, yet could not appease his anger, the king plainlytelling him that he had abused his sister before marriage, and that,though he afterward gave her to him for a wife, it was unwillingly, andto avoid scandal. Upbraiding him that to ratify this, his unlawfulmarriage, he went to Rome and there corrupted that court with largebribes and promises, adding that, having failed in payment of the money,he ought justly be excommunicated." This storm ultimately drove hislordship from the kingdom, but only for a short period, as we find himreturning in 1240, and having then an honourable reception from the kingand all his court. Soon after this he made a journey to Jerusalem, havingpreviously disposed of one of his woods to the knights hospitallers andcanons of Leicester for somewhat less than £1000 to defray part of thenecessary expenses of the undertaking. Henceforward, he appears for aseries of years to have enjoyed the high favour of the king and to havefully merited it by his eminent services.

In the 32nd Henry III [1248], his lordship was appointed commander-in-chief of the forces in Gascony and in the end of that year he sat in the great convention of parliament held at London; about which time he obtained from the king a grant of the custody of Kenilworth Castle, for Eleanor, his wife, to hold during her life, and returning into Gascony, he forced Guaston de Bearne, who had raised the standard of rebellion, to an honourable truce. The earl came back to England the next year and was received at court with great honour. Soon after which, in fulfillment of a vow he had made as penance for his marriage, he began a journey to the Holy Land, and in the 34th of the same reign returned safely with his brother-in-law, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and others. For the two following years he was actively and victoriously employed in Gascony until the king, hearkening to complaints against him for his cruelty and oppression, which appear to have been unsustainable, removed him from the seneschalship of that country.

Upon the subsequent insurrection of the barons against the king, the Earl of Leicester, siding with the former, was appointed their general-in-chief, in which character he fought the great battle of Lewes where the royal army sustained so signal a defeat the king himself being made prisoner with Prince Edward, his son, his brother, Richard, King of the Romans, and many other personages of eminence attached to his cause. This victory placing the government in the hands of the earl and his adherents, himself, the bishop of Chichester, the Earl of Gloucester, and a few others of less note were nominated to discharge the executive functions. One of the earliest acts of the usurpation was to summon a parliament in the king's name by writs dated 24 December, 49th Henry III [1265], directed to the bishops and abbots and to such lay lords as could be relied upon by which, signifying "the realm to be then in peace and quiet, and the desire of the king to establish the same to the honour of God, and benefit of his people," they were summoned to meet at London on the octaves of St. Hilary, there to sit in parliament, "to treat and give their advice." At the same time, precepts were issued to the sheriffs ordering them to return two knights for each county; to the cities and boroughs the like number of citizens and burgesses; and to the barons of the Cinque Ports, a certain number of their discreetest men for the same purpose. This is deemed the first precedent of a parliament, such as ever since has been established, and Sir William Dugdale thus speculates upon the causes of the revolution -- "If I may be so bold as to give my opinion, what reasons these potent rebels then had, thus to alter the former ancient usage, I shall take leave to conjecture that it was because they, discerning what large retinues the nobility and other great men in those elder times had , as also a great number of the king's tenants in capite, then called barones minores, it might have proved dangerous to themselves to permit such a multitude to come together."
The new government did not, however, endure long, for a breach taking place between the two chiefs, Leicester and Gloucester, the arms of those powerful persons were directed against each other, and Prince Edward effecting his escape about the same time, the Earl of Gloucester reared the royal standard and formed a junction with the forces of the prince. With this army, marching towards Kenilworth, they surprised young Simon Montfort, the earl's son, and made prisoners of no less than thirteen of his chief adherents, almost without resistance. Elated with this triumph, they proceeded to Evesham, where the Earl of Leicester and his great force lay, expecting the arrival of his son whose banners the royal arms as a stratagem of war alone displayed and thereby completely deceived this able commander. His lordship undismayed, however, drew out his army in order of battle and, fighting gallantly to the last, fell in the midst of his enemies, when victory declared for the royal cause. It is said that, when the earl discerned the superiority and disposition of the royalist forces, he swore "by the arm of St. James (his usual exclamation), they have done discreetly, but this they learned from me; let us therefore commend our souls to God because our bodies are theirs." Nevertheless, encouraging his men, he told them, "it was for the laws of the land, yea, the cause of God and justice, that they were to fight." The principal persons slain in the memorable engagement were the Earl himself, Henry de Montfort, his eldest son, Hugh le Despenser, then justice of England, Ralph Basset, of Drayton, and about one hundred and sixty knights and many other gentlemen of his party. Amongst the prisoners were Guy de Montfort, a younger son of the earl; John Fitz-John, Humphrey de Bohun, the younger; John de Vesci, Peter de Montfort, junr., and Nicholas de Segrave. The body of the Earl was removed from the field of battle by some of his friends upon an old ladder covered with a poor torn cloth, and thus conveyed to the abbey of Evesham where, folded in a sheet, it was committed to the grave. But within a short time, some of the monks alleging that the earl, being an excommunicated person and attainted of treason, his remains were unworthy of Christian burial, the body was taken up and interred in a remote place known but to few. Thus fell, in 1264, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester; one of the most eminent soldiers and statesmen of the period in which he lived and, under his attainder, the earldom became extinct. Of his widow, Eleanor, the king's sister, it is stated that, after the fatal battle of Evesham, she fled into France and took up her abode in the nunnery of the order of preachers, at Montarges, which had been founded by her husband's sister.

Of his issue:

Henry fell at Evesham, leading the van of the baronial army.

Simon, who for some time gallantly defended the castle of Kenilworth, was eventually made prisoner in the Isle of Ely by Prince Edward; afterwards effecting his escape, he fled into France and, in 1270, being at Viterbuirm, in Italy, he joined with his brother, Guy, in the murder of their cousin, Henry, eldest son of Richard, King of the Romans, in the church of St. Silvester, as the prince assisted at mass.

Guy fought in the van of the baronial army at Evesham, and being made prisoner, was confined in Dover Castle from which escaping, he fled into Tuscany and there, acquiring high reputation as a soldier, he obtained the dau. and heiress of the Earl Rufus for his wife. Meeting with Prince Henry, son of the King of the Romans, Guy and his brother, Simon slew him in revenge in the church of St. Silvester, at Viterbuirm, for which barbarous at, being first excommunicated by Pope Gregory X, he was thrown into prison but released in 1282 by Pope Martin II, and placed at the head of an army, in which situation he displayed his characteristic prowess. He subsequently, at the decease of his wife's father, returned to Tuscany and inherited a very considerable fortune. Charles I, King of Naples, made him Count de Nola. He d. in 1288, leaving by Margaret, his wife, dau. of Rodolph, Count de Languillara, on only dau., Anastasia de Montfort, Countess de Nola, m. to Raymond des Ursins.

Almaric, who, when conveying his sister from France to be m. to Llewelyn, Prince of Wales, was taken prisoner with her at sea and suffered a long imprisonment. He was at last, however, restored to liberty, and his posterity are said to have flourished in England under the name of Wellesbourne.

Eleanor, b. about Michaelmas, 1252, at Kenilworth, m., by proxy, early in 1275, and in person at Worcester, 13 October, 1278, Llewelyn ap Griffith, Prince of North Wales. By Llewelyn ap Griffith, who was slain 10 December, 1282, she had issue, two daus., Princess Catherine, heiress of the monarchs of North Wales, m. Philip ap Ivor, Lord of Cardigan, who was probably dead 20 September, 1334, the date of a quo warranto against his brother, Owen ap Llewelyn; and a younger dau., Princess Gwenllian, b. 19 June, 1281, was a nun of Sempringham, and d. there 7 June, 1337. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage Ltd, London, England, 1883, p. 376-77, Montfort, Earls of Leicester]


Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester (b. c. 1208, Montfort, Ile-de-France, Fr.--d. Aug. 4, 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, Eng.), leader of the baronial revolt against King Henry III and ruler of England for less than a year.

Simon de Montfort, wholly French by birth and education, was the son of Simon de Montfort l'Amaury, leader of the crusade against the heretical Albigenses. On coming of age, he renounced to his eldest brother, Amaury, his claims on the family lands in return for the sole right to revive the Montfort claim to the English earldom of Leicester. This claim derived from his mother, Amicia, sister of Robert IV (died 1204), the last Beaumont earl of Leicester, whose lands had been divided between Amicia and her younger sister Margaret, countess of Winchester. King John had recognized Simon's father as earl (c. 1205) but had deprived him as a French subject (1207), and the Montfort claim had then lapsed.

Simon came to England in 1229 and, helped by his cousin Ranulf, earl of Chester, the tenant of the confiscated estates, obtained the honour of Leicester and did homage to Henry III in 1231, though he was not formally styled earl of Leicester until April 1239. He speedily became one of Henry's favourites, receiving an annual fee of 500 marks to compensate for the divided inheritance and exercising the hereditary stewardship at the coronation of Queen Eleanor (Eleanor of Provence; 1236). Henry arranged for his sister Eleanor to marry Simon on Jan. 7, 1238, thus breaking Eleanor's earlier vow of chastity and offending the English noblemen, who were not consulted. Henry's brother, Richard, earl of Cornwall, led an angry baronial protest, and Henry, alarmed, turned against Simon and Eleanor, driving them from England (August 1239). Simon went on crusade (1240-42) with Richard, with whom he was now reconciled, and won great prestige among the lords of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, who asked their absentee king, the emperor Frederick II, to appoint Simon as his viceroy there. Returning to England, Simon joined Henry's disastrous invasion of France (1242), winning distinction by covering Henry's escape after his defeat at Saintes. Reconciled with Henry, and accepting an unfavourable settlement of Countess Eleanor's dower claims, Simon now made Kenilworth Castle (a royal grant) his headquarters. He cultivated the friendship of the radical reformer Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln, and took Robert's friend, the Oxford Franciscan Adam de Marisco, as spiritual director. Although regarded as a king's man, Simon was one of the committee of 12 appointed to handle the acute crisis of 1244 between Henry and his angry barons. He also took part in many important embassies to the French, papal, and imperial courts, and as a result he won many influential friends.

In 1248 Henry asked Simon to pacify the English-held Duchy of Gascony, in southwestern France. Simon, eager to join Louis IX's crusade, accepted reluctantly, stipulating for full powers as regent for seven years, without fear of recall and with full refund of expenses incurred. Treating the Gascon nobles as faithless rebels outside the law, he ruthlessly crushed the revolt and restored order; the Gascons appealed to Henry, accusing Simon of illegal procedure and oppression and threatening to renew their revolt. The matter was complicated by Simon's personal contest with Gaston de Béarn, the leading rebel. Henry, frightened, recalled Simon for trial on the rebels' charges; the English magnates acquitted him (1252), and he returned to Gascony to suppress the renewed revolt, but Henry now terminated his lieutenancy. Simon, accepting a partial financial settlement, withdrew to France, though Henry had to implore his help in his own campaign against the rebels in 1253. Such was Simon's international reputation that when Louis IX's mother, Blanche of Castile, died (November 1252) while Louis was still on crusade, the French magnates invited Simon to succeed her as regent.

Henry's behaviour over Gascony, though not wholly unjustified, convinced Simon that Henry was unfit to rule, and the King's disastrous undertaking, at Pope Innocent IV's behest, to conquer Sicily for his son Edmund, strengthened this conviction. Discussions with Grosseteste, Marisco, and other Franciscan intellectuals had fired Simon's mind with visions of a new order in both church and state, and he joined the other leading English barons in forcing upon Henry the revolutionary Provisions of Oxford (June 1258). The reformers began well, but by October 1259 divisions appeared between the conservative wing, led by Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester, that sought only to limit abuses of royal power, and the radical element, led by Simon, that sought to bind the entire baronage to observe the reforms forced upon the King and his officers. Simon exacerbated the quarrel by his arrogant vehemence and put himself in the wrong by attempting to use Henry's subordination to secure settlement of his own and his wife's justifiable personal claims on Henry. Henry, allying with the Gloucester faction, shattered baronial unity early in 1260, and Simon emerged leading the extremist defenders of the reforms. By October 1261 Henry had isolated Simon, who went abroad; but the King's annulment of the Provisions, after he had received papal absolution from his oath to observe them, revived general disaffection (1262), and Simon returned (April 1263) to lead a rebellion that restored the Provisions (July 1263). But baronial unity had vanished, and, despite passionate support from the lesser barons, the county knights, the men of London and the Cinque Ports, and many clergy, Simon was forced to accept arbitration by Louis IX (December 1263). By the Mise of Amiens (January 1264) Louis totally annulled the Provisions and all consequent reforms: Simon rejected the award and after unsuccessfully attempting direct negotiations, defeated Henry at Lewes (May 14, 1264), capturing Henry and his son, the lord Edward.

Simon then governed England by military dictatorship, striving unsuccessfully for a legal basis of consent, both by negotiations with Henry's supporters and by calling representatives of both shires and boroughs to Parliament (1265) to counterbalance his lack of baronial support. But his monopolization of power alienated his chief ally, the young Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, who joined the royalist Marcher lords and secured Lord Edward's escape at Hereford (May 1265). By rapid and skillful maneuvering, Edward isolated Simon behind the Severn, destroyed at Kenilworth (August 1) the large army coming to his rescue, and trapped Simon's little force at Evesham (Aug. 4, 1265), slaying Simon and most of his followers.

The most outstanding English personality of his day, Simon is remembered as an early advocate of a limited monarchy, ruling through elected councillors and responsible officials, and of parliaments including county knights and burgesses as well as the great nobles. [Encyclopædia Britannica CD 97]

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Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208 - August 4, 1265) was the principal leader of the baronial opposition to king Henry III of England.

He was the youngest son of Simon de Montfort, a French nobleman, and Alix of Montmorency. His paternal grandmother was Amicia de Beaumont, the senior co-heiress to the Earldom of Leicester and a large estate in England, but King John of England did not allow anyone who already held property in France to take ownership of such an estate in England.

As a boy, Simon accompanied his parents during his father's campaigns against the Cathars. He was with his mother at the siege of Toulouse in 1218, where his father was killed after being struck on the head by a stone pitched by a mangonel. On the death of their father, Simon's elder brother Amaury succeeded him. Another brother, Guy, was killed at the siege of Castelnaudary in 1220. As a young man, Simon probably took part in the Albigensian Crusades of the early 1220s.

In 1229 the two surviving brothers (Amaury and Simon) came to an arrangement whereby Simon gave up his rights in France and Amaury in turn gave up his rights in England. Thus freed from any allegiance to the king of France, Simon successfully petitioned for the English inheritance, which he received the next year, although he did not take full possession for several more years, and was not yet formally recognized as earl.

Meanwhile in January 1238 he secretly married Eleanor of England, daughter of King John of England and Isabella of Angouleme, sister of King Henry III of England. Eleanor had previously been married to William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and she had sworn a vow of chastity on his death, which she broke by marrying Simon. The archbishop of Canterbury, Edmund Rich, condemned the marriage for this reason. The English nobles protested the marriage of the king's sister to a foreigner of modest rank; most notably, Eleanor's brother Richard rose up in revolt when he learned of the marriage. King Henry eventually bought off Richard with 6,000 marks and peace was restored.

Relations between King Henry and Simon were cordial at first. Henry lent him his support when Simon embarked for Rome in March 1238 to seek papal approval for his marriage. When Simon and Eleanor's first son was born in November 1238 (despite rumors, more than nine months after the wedding night), he was baptized Henry in honor of his royal uncle. In February 1239 Simon was finally invested with the earldom of Leicester. He also acted as the king's counselor and was one of the godfathers of Henry's son, Edward.

Shortly after Prince Edward's birth, however, there was a falling out. Simon owed a great sum of money to Thomas II of Savoy, the uncle of Henry's queen, and named Henry as security for his repayment. King Henry had evidently not been told of this, and when he discovered that Simon had used his name, he was enraged. On August 9, 1239 Henry confronted Simon, called him an excommunicate and threatened to imprison him in the Tower of London. "You seduced my sister," King Henry said, "and when I discovered this, I gave her to you, against my will, to avoid scandal." Simon and Eleanor fled to France to escape the king's wrath. Having announced his intention to go on Crusade two years previously, Simon raised funds and finally set out for the Holy Land in summer 1240, leaving Eleanor in Brindisi, Italy. His force followed behind the much larger army led by his brother, Amaury. Also at the same time Simon's brother-in-law Richard took the cross, but their armies traveled separately. He arrived in Jerusalem by June 1241, when the citizens asked him to be their governor, but does not seem to have ever faced combat in the Holy Land. That autumn he left Syria and joined King Henry's campaign in Poitou. The campaign was a failure, and an exasperated Simon declared that Henry ought to be locked up like Charles the Simple.

Like his father, Simon was a hardened and ruthless soldier, as well as a capable administrator. His dispute with the king largely came about due to the latter's determination to ignore the swelling discontent within the country, caused by a combination of factors which included famine and a sense among the English barons that the king was too ready to dispense favour to his Poitevin and Savoyard relatives. In 1258, at Oxford, in his moment of greatest fame, Simon played a key role in calling a parliament which ranks as the forerunner of the modern institution. The king's son, the future King Edward I of England at first sympathised with Simon's cause, but later the two became enemies, and the Provisions of Oxford, which the king had sworn to uphold, were broken at the behest of the Pope in 1261.

Civil war broke out, and Simon de Montfort's army met and defeated the royal forces at the Battle of Lewes on May 14, 1264. The rebels captured Prince Edward, and the subsequent treaty set up a model parliament to agree a constitution formulated by Simon, the first parliament at which both knights and burgesses were present, thereby substantially broadening representation to include new groups of society.

However, many of the barons who had initially supported him now started to feel that Montfort's reforms were going too far, and his many enemies turned his triumph into disaster. Prince Edward escaped, and Simon's ally, Thomas de Clare, abandoned him and took with him his garrison. Though boosted by Welsh infantry sent by Simon's ally Llywelyn the Last, Simon's forces were severely depleted. Prince Edward attacked the Montfort forces at Kenilworth, capturing more of Simon's allies. Simon himself had crossed the Severn with his army, intending to rendezvous with his son Simon the younger de Montfort. When he saw the army awaiting him at Evesham, Simon initially thought it was led by his son. But the army belonged to Prince Edward, flying the Montfort banners he had captured at Kenilworth, and so leading Simon into a trap.

Matthew Paris reports that the bishop of Lincoln, Robert Grosseteste, once said to Simon's eldest son, "My beloved child, both you and your father will meet your deaths on one day, and by one kind of death, but it will be in the name of justice and truth." When Simon de Montfort faced the army of his nephew Edward, and saw the skill with which it was organized, he declared, "By St. James' arm, they are approaching with wisdom, and they learned this method from me, not from themselves. Let us then commend our souls to God, for our bodie are theirs."

Edward Longshanks' forces defeated and killed Montfort during the Barons' War at the Battle of Evesham in 1265, his body being mutilated, eviscerated and the remains scattered. His head was awarded to Roger Mortimer, who took it home as a gift for his wife. The precedent he set in calling his parliament with broader representation lived on, however, and was one that Edward would come to follow himself as king.

Montfort's family were forced into exile in his native France. His daughter, Eleanor, later married Llywelyn the Last as Simon had planned. After his death Simon's lands and titles became forfeit to the crown. A few months later the crown re-granted them to Edmund Crouchback, the king's youngest son.

Montfort has given his name to various English institutions, such as De Montfort University and De Montfort Hall, both in Leicester.

A memorial to Simon de Montfort stands in the park in Evesham in a place believed to be near where the High Altar of Evesham Abbey was located and a Stone Cross in the nearby Churchyard, the Stone Cross being viewable from the park. The memorial states that it is constructed with stone brought from near his birthplace in France.

BUCKSKIN, Ind. -- Fred C. Scholz, 100, died Friday afternoon at GoodSamaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City.
He was a farmer and a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Woodmen of the World and the Barton Township Lion's Club.
Surviving are two sons, Carl F. of Fort Wayne and Reuben W. of Princeton ; a brother, Paul of Evansville; four grandsons, Kent, Brian, Gregory and Dack Scholz; a great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Church, with burial in St. John Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City and from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Cemetery in Buckskin.
Evansville Courier & Press, 7 June 1998

John F. Seiler Jr.
Seiler, John F. Jr. - 'Jack' Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather Great Grandfather - age 69 Passed away on June 2, 2004. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Rita; mother & father, Gertrude & John Sr. Seiler; sister, Carol Schubring. Survived by children, Michael (Kathleen), Patrick (Maria), Brian (Karen), Maureen (Mark) Anderson, Mary (Steven) Peterson, Debbie (Bruce) Lawrence; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Vivian); sister, Lillian (Howard) Kinney and many nieces & nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Saturday June 5, 2004 at ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lindstrom, MN. Visitation 9-11 AM prior to Mass at church. Burial Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake.
The Pioneer Press from 6/3/2004 - 6/4/2004.

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King Stephen V of Hungary (Hungarian: V. István, Slovak: Štefan V) (1239 or 1240 - August 6, 1272), was the eldest son of Bela IV of Hungary, whom he succeeded in 1270.

As crown prince he had exhibited considerable ability, but also a disquieting restlessness and violence. In 1262 Stephen convinced his father Bela to give him twenty-nine counties as a reward of assistance in the war against Bohemia; hence Hungary was virtually divided into two kingdoms. He subsequently seized the southern banate of Macsó and defeated his father in the ensuing civil war. In 1268 he undertook an expedition against the Bulgarians, penetrating as far as Tirnova and styling himself as king of Bulgaria.

Stephen's father, attempting to bind the powerful but pagan Cumans tribe more closely to the dynasty, arranged for Stephen's marriage, as a youth (about 1255), to Elizabeth, the daughter of the Cuman chieftain (named Koteny or Kuthens). Though Elizabeth, in preparation for the marriage, had been baptized and remained a Christian, western Europe almost universally considered Stephen as a semi-pagan. This hostility was felt as Stephen declared himself that everyone was his enemy for his accession to the Hungarian throne.

To secure foreign support, he formed a double matrimonial alliance with the Angevins, chief partisans of the pope. The first of these was the marriage in 1270 of his daughter Maria to Charles II of Naples (they became grandparents of Charles I of Hungary). The second alliance was the marriage of Stephen's infant son Ladislaus to Charles II's sister Elisabeth.

Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II married Anna, another of Stephen's daughters. Serbian king Stefan Dragutin married Katerina, yet another of Stephan's daughters.

Adversaries of Stephen, especially Ottokar II of Bohemia, believed that Stephen was too great a friend of the mighty Cumans (who could field 16,000 men) to be a true Catholic. Ottakar endeavoured with the aid of the Hungarian malcontents to conquer the western provinces of Hungary but they were utterly routed by Stephen in 1271 near Mosony. Ottakar relinquished all his conquests the same year in the peace of Pressburg.

Stephen died suddenly as he was raising an army to rescue his kidnapped infant son Ladislaus from his rebellious vassals.

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Eleanor of England (also called Eleanor Plantagenet1 and Eleanor of Leicester) was born in the year 1215, in Gloucester. She was the youngest child of King John of England and Isabelle of Angouleme. John's London was conquered and Isabella was in shame. He had been forced to sign the Magna Carta. Eleanor would never see her Father, as he died at Newark Castle when she was barely a year old. The French, led by Philip II of France, were marching through the south. The only lands loyal to her brother were in the middle and southwest. The barons ruled the north, but they united with the royalists under William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, who protected the young king, and Philip was defeated.

William Marshal died in 1219 and Eleanor was promised to his son, also named William. They were married on April 23, 1224 at New Temple Church in London. The younger William was 34 and Eleanor only nine. He died in London on April 6, 1231, days before their 7th anniversary. There were no children of this marriage. The widowed Eleanor swore a holy oath of chastity in the presence of Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Seven years later, she met Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. They fell in love and married secretly on January 7, 1238 at the King's chapel at Westminister Palace. Her brother King Henry later alleged that he only allowed the marriage because Simon had seduced Eleanor. The marriage was controversial because of the oath Eleanor had sworn several years before to remain chaste. Because of this, Simon made a pilgrimage to Rome seeking papal approval for their union. Simon and Eleanor would have six children:
1. Henry de Montfort (November 1238-1265)
2. Simon the younger de Montfort (April 1240-1271)
3. Amaury de Montfort, Canon of York (1242/1243-1300)
4. Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola (1244-1288)
5. A daughter, born and died in Bordeaux between 1248 and 1251.
6. Richard de Montfort (1252-1266)
7. Eleanor de Montfort (1258-1282)

Simon de Montfort had the real power behind the throne, but when he tried to take the throne, he was defeated with his son at the Battle of Evesham on August 4, 1265. Eleanor fled to exile in France where she became a nun at Montargis Abbey, a nunnery founded by her dead husband's sister Amicia. She died and was buried there on April 13, 1275.

HIBBS, HARRY HERBERT -- Memorial services for Harry Herbert Hibbs, 90, ofTucson, Ariz., formerly of Fowler, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at FowlerPresbyterian Church. Mr. Hibbs, a farmer, died Sunday. In lieu offlowers, remembrances may be sent to Fowler Presbyterian Church, 408 E.Merced St., Fowler, CA 93625; or to the donor's favorite charity.Arrangements are by Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home.
The Fresno Bee, 29 March 2006

ZINTZ-June P. (nee Partridge) Of Hamburg, NY, October 7, 2007; belovedwife of the late Norman C. Zintz, Sr.; dearest mother of Norman C. Zintz,Jr. (fiancee Juanita Brooks), Sondra Z. (Donald) Gagnon; dear friend ofGlenn Atwell; sister of the late Marion (late Lawrence) Hemink; alsosurvived by eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Family willbe present to receive friends at a Memorial Wake Service Wednesday from2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC.,5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd., 646-5555) where FuneralServices will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. I
The Buffalo News, 9 October 2007

AYLESFORD, March 10 - Funeral services for Niels Richard Nejrup, whopassed away suddenly March 2, in Springfield, Mass., were held Saturdayafternoon at two o'clock in the United Baptist Church, Rev. NelsonMetcalfe officiating, assisted by Rev. A. G. McClare. Mrs. Alan Horsnellsang two numbers, "Nearer My God, to Thee" and "Safe in the Arms ofJesus". Pallbearers were Gerald Lowe, William Milner, Clifford Lutz,Edward Herbert, Clayton Joudrey and Medford Lutz. Interment was in thefamily lot, Union cemetery. Canadian Legion Branch 98, Kingston,conducted a graveside service. Mr. Nejrup was born at Vemb, Denmark,Europe, October 20, 1907, a son of Peter and Johanne (Klaustrup) Nejrup.He came to Canada in April, 1930, spending some time in New Brunswickbefore coming to live in Aylesford and vicinity. He married the formerVera Lutz, Lake Paul, and during World War 2 was a sergeant in theOrdinance Corps, returning to Aylesford where he was self employed as awelder and blacksmith. In 1957 he moved with his family to Springfield,Mass. and worked for Ben Powell and Sons. Surviving besides his wife isone son, Peter, Springfield, Mass., four grandchildren and one sister,Mrs. Nicolene Michelson, Deroit, Mich. A son, Richard, died in 1943.

She may have also been married to Darryl Terrill Samuel and James Young

Roy O. Hewitt, age 92 of North Mankato died Friday, July 22, 2005 atNorth Point Assisted Living.
Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church, Mankato, with Rev. Paul A. Collier officiating. Burial in Minneopa Cemetery, rural Mankato. Visitation from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Mankato Mortuary and one hour before services at church on Monday.
Roy was born June 9, 1913 to George and Gladys (Owens) Hewitt in Cambria Township, Blue Earth Co., MN. He was united in marriage to Dorothy V. Jarvis on June 25, 1937 in Lake Crystal. Roy farmed in Cambria Twsp., Judson Twsp., Butternut Valley Twsp., Courtland area, and Belgrade Twsp. before retiring in 1966. He then worked for Kato Engineering for 12 years and also helped his son at Hewitt Roll-A-Dock in Nicollet. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mankato. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn and garden, but most of all his was proud of his eleven children.
He is survived by six sons and their wives, Ronald and Judy of Little Canada, Donald and Pat of Roseville, Gary and Sharon of Madison Lake, Larry and Linda of Nicollet, Duane of AZ, and Howard and Sharon of North Mankato; three daughters, Jan Compton and husband, William of AZ, Paulette Olsen of Byron, Peggy Rowan and husband, Ramon of Lakeville; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester of North Mankato; a sister-in-law, Marion Hewitt of North Mankato; many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy in 1996; two sons, Darwin and Tim; and two brothers.

COUDERSPORT - George W. Hawkes, 67, of Cyclone, PA, died Tuesday (October21, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, in Coudersport, after abrief illness.
Born September 16, 1941, in Coudersport, he was a son of Lorne and Aleta Fisk Hawkes. On June 27, 1970, in Bradford, he married Sandra L. Heffner, who preceded him in death.
He attended school in East Sharon and Turtlepoint.
He worked at various jobs in New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, California, and Florida, including driving a mail truck from Arcade, NY to Buffalo, NY. He also worked at W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. and Penn Silco in Bradford and Pony Express in Kansas, retiring in 1997 due to health problems.
He enjoyed being around his family, country music, and his vehicles.
He is survived by his friend and caregiver, Linda Hawkes; a stepdaughter, Melanie Waddell of Blue Mound, KS; one stepson, Shawn Cox of WI; one step-granddaughter, Amanda Cox of KS, one step-grandson, Drew Cox, of KS; three sisters, M. Jean Buchanan of Shinglehouse, Lois Case of Richburg, NY, and Caroline Mitchell of Smethport; two brothers, Charles Hawkes and Gordon Hawkes, both of Lecanto, FL; one aunt, Irene Fisk of Wellsville, NY; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Hawkes; and two sisters, Catherine Easton and Ella Taylor.
There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donorʼs choice

CRAIG, Marjorie Susan
Of Needham, formerly of Auburndale and Vinal Haven, ME, February 20, 2005. Sister of the late Dorothy A., Clifford N., William A., Donald E. and Robert S. Craig. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, NEEDHAM on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Interment Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marjorie's name may be made to either the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to the Mass Audubon Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Past Charter Member and Officer of ZONTA International in Newton. Former Assistant Insurance and Fleet Manager for the Ludlow Corp., formerly of Needham.
The Boston Globe, 23 February 2005

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. -- Jon Arthur Lovdahl, 70, Sun City West, Ariz.,died Sunday, April 13, 2003.
He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Wadena to Arthur and Alma (Johnson) Lovdahl. He lived in Little Falls. He graduated from Shattuck Preparatory School in Faribault in 1950. He attended the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State, graduating with a degree in pharmacy. He married Carol Sundstrom on June 7, 1957, in Sioux Falls, S.D. After serving two years in the Army, he returned to Little Falls and joined his father in the operation of Lovdahl Rexall Pharmacy. He continued his family business until he retired in 1995. He worked part time at Coborn's Pharmacy. He was a member of Church of Our Saviour where he served as a warden, on the vestry, as well as a committee member for the recent church addition. He was a member of the Little Falls Exchange Club.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jon Jr., Motley, and Tom, Maple Grove; two daughters, Ann, Eden Prairie, and Amy Mischio, Minnetonka; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Barbara Braendle and Joann Herrity, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Little Falls. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls. Memorials are preferred to Church of Our Saviour in Little Falls or the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home, West Chapel, in Little Falls.
Brainerd Dispatch, 25 April 2003

Andrew Bubel of Denver, a retired accountant, artist and gardener, diedTuesday in Aurora. He was 89.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. today at Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S. Monaco Parkway. Cremains are to be placed at Fairmount Cemetery at a later date.
He was born Aug. 26, 1906, in La Salle, Ill. On June 8, 1946, he married Eleanor Ahern in Oak Park, Ill. She is deceased.
Bubel was a member of Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by a son, James Mahren, St. Charles, Ill.; a daughter, Ellen B. Eckhart, Denver; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Denver Post, 16 February 1996

Clovis II, King de Bourgogne
Also called "Chlodovech", King of the Franks

Married between 643 and 650 in Neustrie, France: Sainte Bathilde; A Saxon slave, Sainte Bathilde became queen by marrying Clovis II. She governed while the three sons (Childeric II, Clotaire III and Thierri III) were minors. Her Feast Day is 30 January. He died: between 11 September 657 and 10 November 657 in Connaught, Ireland. Clovis II was 23 years of age when he died. His son, Clotaire III, born in 652 would succeed him. Since he was only 5 years of age at this time, it is the Queen Bathilde who reigns with the able hand of the Mayor of the Palace (Major Domo) of Neustria, Ebroin.

From Wikipedia

Clovis II (or Chlodowech, modern French "Louis") (637 - November 27, 655), a member of the Merovingian dynasty, succeeded his father Dagobert I in 639 as King of Neustria and Burgundy.

His wife, Queen Balthild an Anglian aristocrat sold into slavery in France, bore him three sons who all became king after his death: Chlotar, Childeric and Theuderic.

GENTNER - Frederick A., July 1, 2001, of Colden. Husband of the lateEdith L. Gentner (nee Both); father of Paul Edward Gentner;brother-in-law of Clifford L. (Lois) Both. A Mass of Christian Burialwill be held Thursday morning at 10:30 from Our Lady of Sacred Heart R.C.Church, Colden. Memorials may be made to the Colden Fire Company or OurLady of the Sacred Heart Church, Colden, NY 14033.
Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home Inc., 9287 Boston State Road, Boston.

Adolph Frederick Heglin was born in Clay county, SD. He married ElinCarlson and they had several children. They moved to Radville, SK, about1910. He operated a livery and dray business prior to moving to Regina,SK, where he drove a Black and White taxi. He moved to Victoria, BC, in1941. I was told that I was born in a Montana farmhouse, a friend of FredHeglin--also I'm supposed" to have twin sisters living somewhere in theUS of a but have been unable to substantiate this. My birth date was 23April 1928. Any info re this would be appreciated...
Vern Schroyen (Heglin)

Frances Greiner Miller of 205-C Wade Coble Drive died, Sunday morning inAlamance Memorial Hospital after sever months of failing health and oneday of critical illness. She was 85.
A native of Scranton, PA, Miller was a retired librarian for the Vitro Corporation of America in Silver Springs, MD. She was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church.
A memorial service, planned to be held at the Twin Lakes Center, will be announced at a later date.
Miller is survived by a daughter; Dana M. Mochel of Carrboro; a son, John G. Miller of North Ridgerville, OH; and four grandchildren. Arrangements are by Lowe Funeral Home.
Chapel Hill News, 3 March 1993

Eunice C. Bubel, 94, formerly of 2213 Eighth St., Peru, died at 3 a.m.Aug. 13, 2002, in Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Peru, where she hadresided for the four years and three months.
Memorials services are tentatively scheduled for Saturday in First Congregational Church, Peru. Burial will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru.
Mrs. Bubel was born June 23, 1908, in Peru to Robert and Elizabeth (Stangel) Marlatt. She married Vincent E. Bubel on Sept. 20, 1925, in Peru.
She was a member of First Congregational Church of Peru and Ladies Aid.
Survivors include one son, Robert (Mary) Bubel of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Nancy (Donald) Walker of Peru; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by he husband on June 3, 1983; and one sister.
Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church of Peru.
NewsTribune, La Salle, 14 August 2002

Funeral services were held here Wednesday at St. Philip's Church for Joseph Tix, who passed away suddenly at Fargo while he was working at the N. D. A. C. Services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Bierens.
Joseph Franklin Tix was born at Bancroft, lA., Feb. 15th, 1891. He came to Hankinson in 1902 with his parents and resided on what is known as the Tix farm until March 1943, when he and his wife and younger children moved to Fargo where he was employed at the N.D.A.C. until death.
In September of 1912 he was united in marriage to Myrtle Hartley and to this union eleven children were born: Mrs. Sterling Krone and Marie Tix, of San Francisco, CA.; George Tix of Hill City, MN., Joseph, in the South Pacific, Robert of Hankinson; Mrs. Earl Brackin, Fargo, Lou, Leona, Gerald, James and Paul at home.
Mr. Tix was an upstanding citizen and could always be depended upon to do his part in anything for the betterment of his community or neighbors.
27 July 1944

Possibly burried in the Old Burying Ground, Northampton, MA, where an AsaWright was burried. He died 28 Nov 1786 at age 46.

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Fortun Garces the One-Eyed or the Monk (d. aft. 925) was the King of Pamplona reigning at least 882-905.

He was the eldest son of King Garcia Iniguez, himself the son of king Eneko Aritza. His mother may have been Urraca of Aragon.

Fortun may have had one or more kinsmen as co-kings during his reign: Garcia II Jimenez, Inigo II Garces, possibly Sancho I Garces, members of the Jimenez line of the Basque dynasty. Fortun was to be the last king of the Aritza line.

Prince Fortun was taken prisoner by the Moors in 860 in conjunction with the invasion of Emir Mohamed I of Cordoba and was kept the next 20 years imprisoned by the enemies.

His father died in 870, while Fortun was a prisoner in Cordoba. The kingdom was governed by the Regent, Garcia II of Pamplona.

Fortun was released in 880, and upon his return to Pamplona, was apparently recognized as king.

The regent and co-king Garcia II was killed at Ayhar in 882 in a battle against the Emir of Cordoba, and from this onwards, Fortun apparently was the sole or the chief king of Pamplona.

During his reign, the kingdom suffered from various military expeditions.

Lope ibn Muhammad was the head of Banu Qasi in that period.

An alliance of enemies of the Banu Qasi, the king Alfonso III of Asturias and count of Pailhars, brought about a coup. This probably took place in and after 905, although sources are sketchy and unclear.

After a reign of twenty-two years, Fortun decided to become a monk at Leyra, the oldest convent in Navarre, to which no less than seventy-two other convents were subject. He was the last monarch of the male line of Eneko Aritza.

His kinsman Sancho I of Pamplona (Sancho Garces, son of Garcia Jimenez the Regent, co-king) was the choice of the Navarrese to succeed him. Sancho I ascended in 905.

Fortun had several surviving children: sons Inigo, Aznar, Blasco and Lope, as well as a daughter, Oneca Fortunez, who in 847 married Abd Allah, Emir of Cordoba, and secondly her cousin Aznar Sanchez of Larraun, becoming the mother of the future queen Toda Aznarez, second wife of Sancho I of Pamplona.

Jimeno Garces was chosen to succeed his kinsman Eneko Aritza as King ofPamplona in 851 or 852. He was apparently the son of Garcia Jimenez, whowas probably lord of Alava and possibly a Duke of Gascony/Vasconia duringthe time of King Inigo. His accession apparently united these two Basqueterritories. In 860, however, the united Pamplonese and Navarrese gavethe Crown to the son of Aritza, Garcia Iniguez. Jimeno's own son GarciaJimenez apparently became co-King of Pamplona sometime during the nextreign. In the 10th century, Jimeno's line completely displaced the lineof Aritza, and his male line reigned in Navarre until 1234.

Edward was educated at Dalesburg rural school and later at a businesscollege in Sioux City, Woodbury, IA. He moved to Canada for two years andtook a homestead before moving back to Beresford, SD. In about 1918,Edward accepted the management of the Beresford Implement company; andduring, the summer of 1919, he and his first wife built a new house forthemselves in Beresford, SD. He also farmed in Clay County, SD forseveral years.

Addy was first married to an unknown man who died 3/10/1940.

From Wikipedia

Garcia Jimenez, Regent and co-king of Kingdom of Pamplona at least from 870, until his death in 882.

He was the son of Jimeno I of Pamplona (lord Ximeno Garces), lord of Alava, who held the kingdom up to 860. It seems possible that their branch of the Basque dynasty (as they had brought their own territories to the Pamplonan realm) was entitled to position of sort of co-king, thus Garcia II may have been a co-regent already in the lifetime of Garcia I.

When his kinsman king Garcia I of Pamplona died in 870 and Prince Fortun Garces, the heir of the deceased, was imprisoned in Cordoba, Garcia Jimenez became uncontested Regent of the kingdom and was treated as chief king.

Garcia II Jimenez zealously defended his country against the encroachments of Islam, but was killed at Ayhar (882) in a battle against the Emir of Cordova.

Garcia's kinsman Fortun Garcez had been released from captivity in 880 and returned to be king. Probably they were co-kings, and Fortun became the chief king or the sole king only at the death of his kinsman Garcia II.

After the coup against Fortun in 905, Jimeno Garces' line totally took over the kingship.

Garcia Jimenez was co-king as Garcia II of Pamplona. His sons were kings or co-kings Inigo II, Sancho I and Jimeno II. The eldest of these was Inigo II Garcez and the second was Sancho I of Pamplona who became sole king in 905.

Lillibridge, Emerson H., Jr. age 77, of Coon Rapids, passed away on April8, 2012. He is survived by wife of 54 years, Judy; daughters, DebbieLillibridge and Kathi (Doug) Reznecheck; granddaughters, Amie Seeling,Amanda (Scott) Johnson and Aleah Reznecheck; great-grandchildren, Paige,Chloe, Jenna, Tyler and Breya; sisters, Joanne (Robert) Johnson andCorinne (Richard) Johnson. Funeral service 11 AM Thursday, April 12 atZion Lutheran Church, 1601 4th Ave S., Anoka. Visitation 1 hour prior toservice at church.
Star Tribune, 10 April 2012


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