Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor~~English And Scottish Ancestors


Sol Ross and Leonard Ross Tudor, 1956, Stephenville, TexasStephenville, TX

(from left to right) Ann & Wayne Tudor, (middle row) Anita, Gladys, Len, Steve, Don, Ross, and Wayne Tudor, 1961, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, Don, Wayne, and Ross Tudor, 1961 (last row) Sol Ross Tudor, and Donald Raymond Tudor, 1961, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
Wayne Tudor with children: Len, Don, Anita, and Steve, Texas, 1961

courtesy of Annie Mae (McCann)Tudor, June 2014

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Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor
 
Birth: Jul. 5, 1890
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1968
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA

On double marker with Bergie M. Tudor (1899-1941)
Married Bergie Mae (Mobley) on 6 March 1918 in Erath County, Texas.Resided in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas from 1890-1968.

He was the son of Thomas Benton “T.B.” Tudor and Sallie Hampton (Keith) Tudor of Tippah County, Mississippi.Sol and Bergie had 4 children together: Leonard Doyle, Raymond Horton, Mae Corrine (Williams), and Donald Wayne Tudor.
Sol was a farmer and Bergie was a homemaker.My husband, Leonard Ross Tudor, was named after his Paternal Grandfather, Sol Ross Tudor, also known as Conrad, and his uncle Leonard.

name: Ross Sol Tudor
event: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: Stephenville, Erath, Texas
gender: Male
birth date: 05 Jul 1890
nara publication title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas
nara publication number:  
arc identifier: 576252
film number: 4161310
digital folder number: 004161310
image number: 02842
Citing this Record
“United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP51-G6B : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Ross Sol Tudor, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm 4161310.

1920 Census for Stephenville, Erath County, Texas records: SOL ROSS TUDOR, M, W, AGE 29, MARRIED, TEXAS, FARMER, FATHER BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, MOTHER BORN IN TENNESSEE.

S. ROSS TUDOR, DISTRICT 1, STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, AGE 39, BORN IN TEXAS, MARRIED AT 27, WHITE, MALE, PARENTS BOTH BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, CLERK IN HOTEL, OWNED HOME WORTH $1500.

name:S Ross Tudor
event:Census
event date:1930
event place:Stephenville, Erath, Texas
gender:Male
age:39
marital status:Married
race:White
birthplace:Texas
estimated birth year:1891
immigration year:
relationship to head of household:Head
father’s birthplace:Mississippi
mother’s birthplace:Mississippi
enumeration district number:0001
family number:124
sheet number and letter:5A
line number:50
nara publication:T626, roll 2326
film number:2342060
digital folder number:4547949
image number:00080
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
headS Ross TudorM39Texas
wifeBergie M TudorF30Texas
sonLenord D TudorM11Texas
sonRaymond H TudorM7Texas
daughterMarge C TudorF3Texas
sonDonald W TudorM2Texas

Family links:
Parents:
Thomas Benton Tudor (1842 – 1917)
Sallie Hampton Keith Tudor (1845 – 1924)

Spouse:
Bergie Mae Mobley Tudor (1899 – 1941)*

Children:
Raymond Horton Tudor (1922 – 2001)*
Corinne Mae Tudor Williams (1926 – 1992)*
Donald Wayne Tudor (1927 – 2012)*

Burial:
West End Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15078889

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Our Roots In Europe~German, Moravian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, and English


Europe [1] encompasses an area of 10,180,000 km2 (3,930,000 square miles), stretching from Asia to the Atlantic, and from Africa to the Arctic. European countries welcome more than 480 million international visitors per year, more than half of the global market, and 7 of the 10 most visited countries are European nations. It’s easy to see why – a well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze, and rarely will you have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture, and dive into a different phrasebook. Although it is the world’s second smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries.

Europe consists of a diverse set of countries that each have their own identity, language and culture. Below is a rough grouping of these countries into regions:

Map of Europe’s regions

  Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Transnistria)
The Balkans have a rich, though often turbulent, history with wonderful nature, charming multicultural towns, impressive monasteries and citadels dotting the hillsides, mighty mountains sprinkled with a liberal dose of beautiful forests and pleasant lakes.

Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
Three fascinating states that have glorious beaches along an extensive coastline, medieval old towns, and beautiful natural scenery. Estonia has linguistic and cultural ties with Finland.
Benelux (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands)
These supposedly flat states have a lot to offer the traveller. The Netherlands is known for its clogs, cheese, tulips and windmills, and for its liberal attitudes and painters. Belgium is a multilingual country with beautiful historic cities, bordering Luxembourg at the rolling hills of the Ardennes.

Britain and Ireland (Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, United Kingdom)
Britain is a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures, possessing a fascinating history and dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential in the wider world. Ireland has rolling landscapes and characteristic customs, traditions and folklore.
Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia)
The Caucasus is a mountain range lying between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, considered part of the natural boundary between Europe and Asia. The Caucasus is a dense, warm, friendly and generally safe travel region. There are some incredibly diverse landscapes and an exceptional wealth of ancient churches, cathedrals and monasteries.
Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland)
Straddling east and west, Central Europe is the region where Germanic culture meets Slavic culture. It is home to innumerable historic towns, fairy-tale castles, beer, forests, unspoiled farmland, and plenty of mountain ranges, including the mighty Alps.
France and Monaco
The world’s most popular tourist destination and geographically one of the most diverse countries of Europe. Some of its tourist attractions include Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sports resorts of the Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy, and the rural landscape of the Provence. The country is also known for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus
Counting the most amount of sun-hours in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean is a haven for beach-goers, party-people and cultural enthusiasts alike.
Iberia (Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal, SpainThe Iberian countries are great destinations for their rich and unique cultures, lively cities, beautiful countryside and friendly inhabitants.

Italian Peninsula (Italy, Malta, San Marino, Vatican City)
Rome, Florence, Venice and Pisa are on many travellers’ itineraries, but these are just a few of Italy’s destinations. Italy has more history and culture packed into it than many other countries combined.
Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus
Russia is a country of vast, empty expanses that spans all the way east to the Pacific Ocean. Ukraine is a diverse country that has a lot to offer, from the beach resorts of the Black Sea to the beautiful cities Odessa, Lviv and Kiev. North of Ukraine lies Belarus, a country unlike anywhere else, commonly referred to as the last dictatorship of Europe.
Scandinavia and the Nordics (Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)
Spectacular scenery of mountains, lakes, glaciers, geysers, waterfalls and volcanoes. Finland is culturally distinct as it has a language unlike the Scandinavian languages.
See also: European microstates

Politically, some countries are a member of the European Union, a supranational and intergovernmental union that aims to integrate the states of Europe in a common political framework. However, Europe is a diverse region and countries have varying ideas of potential membership — some with no intention of joining at all. The eastern border of Europe is ill-defined. Parts of Russia, Turkey and the Caucasus are sometimes considered to be a part of Asia due to culture, history and geography.

Central Europe~~Land of My German and Moravian-Czech Ancestors


Central Europe

Central Europe is a region forming the heart of Europe. It includes the German-speaking countries, four former Warsaw Pact member states that have successfully joined the European Union, and Slovenia, a former Yugoslav republic, now also a member of the EU. Only Switzerland and tiny Liechtenstein are not EU member states but share close economic and cultural ties with the region but also have stayed away largely for economic and historical reasons. It is a large and important region stretching from the Baltic and North Sea in the north to the Adriatic in the south. It is also home to some of Europe’s and the world’s most prosperous economies and cities. Lastly, it includes the fabled mountain range of the Alps which acts a transition zone between the latin, germanic and slavic cultures which all call the region home.

Countries

Austria
The Alps, historic cities and villages, and a wealth of cultural attractions
Czech Republic
Beautiful forests and mountains, and some of the most notable architectural attractions in Europe
Germany

Hungary

 

Liechtenstein
Tiny state which is a financial centre as well as having some picture-postcard scenery

 

Poland
Formerly the sleeping giant of Europe, modern-day Poland is a thriving nation with important national parks and countless historical attractions

 

Slovakia
Slavic region formerly best known as High Hungary, after WW I part of Czechoslovakia, sovereign since 1993. Interesting for its countryside, especially the Tatra Mountains.

 

Slovenia
Often called the miniature Europe, it is on the crossroads of the Slavic, Germanic and the Romanic world.

 

Switzerland

 

Cities

Central Europe has some of the oldest and best preserved cities on the continent. Below is a list of nine of the most notable:

 

  • Berlin — the capital of reunited Germany since 1990, it was divided by force for 45 years during the Cold War; it has emerged as a international cultural centre and an area of rapid development since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • Bratislava – the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia with beautiful historical buildings in the old town.
  • Budapest — a wealth of grand architecture, culture and its famous thermal baths, as well as one of the oldest metro systems in the world.
  • Geneva — a wealthy urban banking centre that is home to many international agencies like the Red Cross and the United Nations.
  • Ljubljana — picturesque alpine capital of Slovenia, a charming baroque city with stunning architecture and dynamic nightlife.
  • Munich — the well to do capital of the southern German federal-state of Bavaria, this gateway to the Alps is famous for Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival.
  • Prague — one of Europe’s most attractive and well preserved large cities and has emerged as an expatriate melting pot since the opening of the Iron Curtain.

The economic powerhouse of Europe with major metropolitan cities and some lovely countryside.

Other destinations

  • Alps — probably one of the most important winter destinations in the world, that is home to summer resorts too
  • Baltic Sea Coast — Germany and Poland share the Baltic Sea coast of Central Europe with hundreds of miles of sandy beaches and resorts
  • Białowieża National Park — a huge area of ancient woodland in Poland designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Black Forest — smaller mountain range in southwest Germany famous for its scenery and history
  • East Frisian Islands — Germany has many tourist islands in the North Sea
  • Lake Balaton — this scenic Hungarian lake is the largest lake in Central Europe and a year-round tourist hub
  • Neuschwanstein Castle — the well-known fairy-tale castle in the Bavarian Alps in Germany
  • Romantic Road — a popular tourist route through historical towns and romantic castles in Southern Germany
  • Vysoké Tatry — beautiful and unspoiled mountain range peaking at 2600 meters above sea level

Castles appearing straight out of fairy tales dot the entire landscape of Central Europe. Pictured here is Schloss Neuschwanstein near Füssen, Germany.

While ethnically different, the countries of Central Europe share a similar culture and history throughout the ages. Two of the most important political units in the region were the German and Austro-Hungarian empires. They were preceded in the Middle Ages by the Holy Roman Empire, a patchwork of states and statelets whose extent varied over time. Ethnic conflict was a major problem for hundreds of years in Central Europe and culminated in the horrors of the Second World War. With the peaceful reunification of Germany and the recent expansion of the EU to encompass the former Warsaw Pact states in the region, this problem finally seems to have been solved.

It is a common mistake by outsiders to label all the former Warsaw Pact states in the region as being in Eastern Europe. Almost uniformly, inhabitants of Central Europe will be flattered and pleased if you correctly describe their countries as “central European” both geographically and culturally. Conversely, they may be upset if you lapse into Cold War stereotypes. East and West Germany were countries, so better to call it eastern and western Germany. Reunification is all but a thing of the past and seen in a more or less positive light by most there and in all of Central Europe so try to avoid labeling Germans by their recent past. Remember Germans are Germans but Austrians, Liechtensteiners and most Swiss and Luxembourgers all speak German, but are not German! Czech, Polish or Slovakian may sound similar to Russian, but inhabitants of these countries will not take kindly to assumptions of cultural overlap. Lastly, keep in mind that the Czech Republic and Slovakia once shared a country as well and Slovaks in general are very proud of their new found independence.

While they are not currently considered part of Central Europe, the regions of western Ukraine, Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia), Alsace and parts of Lorraine (France), and South Tyrol/Alto-Adige province (Italy), are sometimes also considered Central European. This is due either to their current and or past ethnic makeup and/or previous political histories. The Kaliningrad oblast spent most of its history as a German speaking region and South Tirol remains a largely German-speaking region in northern Italy maintaining strong cultural ties to Austria. Even though Ukraine is predominantly an orthodox country, its westernmost part for the centuries was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and later passed to Austria-Hungary which to some extent influenced it’s unique culture.

Talk

Central Europe, because of its rich heritage of nationalities, likewise is home to many languages. Some languages enjoy national status and thus are taught in schools and used widely in the media. Others however are only regional languages or minority languages and thus are sadly in danger of eventual extinction even though efforts are underway to try to preserve them.

German has the largest number of native speakers in the region and acts as the single “official” language of Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein. In Switzerland, German is the mother tongue of 2/3 of the population and the dominant language of the four official Swiss languages (German, French, Italian & Romansh). There is a small German speaking minority to be found in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. It is also spoken outside Central Europe in eastern Belgium and France, and northern Italy (mainly in the region of South Tyrol/Alto Adige). German can be very diverse and appears in many different colorful dialects particular in the Southern German-speaking world (Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol) were tradition and dialect remains strong.

Czech and Slovak are very closely related and are mutually intelligible. The Sorbian language(s) spoken in eastern Germany near the Polish frontier is also a close relative.

Polish is the dominant language in all regions of Poland. Kashubian, a regional Slavonic language, is spoken in the region around Gdansk in Pomerania in northern Poland. Silesian is a regional language/dialect, (depending on who you ask) found in southwest Poland.

Hungarian is one of the most difficult languages for other Europeans to learn, as it originates from a different language family and is related to Finnish and Estonian. There are 5 million Hungarian speakers living outside Hungary in neighboring countries such as Romania (Transylvania), northern Serbia, eastern Austria and southern Slovakia.

French or Italian are spoken by the majority of the population in the southern and western regions of Switzerland, while Swiss German is commonly taught as a second language. French plays a historic role in alpine northern Italy in the French border regions.

In the Swiss Canton of Graubünden or Grison, Romansh is spoken as a regional language. Almost all Romansh speakers speak either Swiss German and/or Italian as well. It is closely related to Ladin which is spoken in a few mountain valleys of northern Italy and is another endangered regional language. Sadly it is being replaced by German or Italian.

Slovenian is the official language of Slovenia, but it is also spoken by the Slovenian minorities in southern Austria, northeastern Italy and western Hungary. There is also a small Croatian minority in Austria’s Burgenland. Sorbian, Frisian and Low German are Germany’s three native minority languages with exception of Roma. Sorbian is related to Polish and Czech and can be found spoken in both the eastern states of Saxony and Brandenburg. All Sorbs speak German as well and the current Minister President (Governor) of the German federal-state of Saxony is even Sorbian! Frisian is related to English and Dutch and is spoken by tiny minority communities in Schleswig-Holstein and Niedersachsen and neighboring communities in the Netherlands.

Lastly, Low German is spoken by rural communities or as a second language by a few in most federal states of northern Germany and still has a significant role to play in the city states of Bremen, Hamburg and Luebeck and in the states of Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein and particular in the eastern federal-state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. All three German minority languages are endangered languages. Efforts are underway to preserve the languages and their culture but it is seemingly a losing battle.

Finding people who speak and understand English is not a problem in most regions of Central Europe, especially in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, English is widely spoken in the larger cities and by younger people; German and Russian are also spoken and understood by many older people in these countries. Russian, since the end of the Cold War and the unification of Europe is in steady decline. Today German remains important, more for financial and economic reasons instead of cultural or political reasons, as was the case in the past. Slovenians and the Swiss by far lead the region in their ability to speak many different tongues.

Beauty Of Germany~My German Ancestors


Several of my ancestors emigrated from different parts of Germany. My Claussen, Kobel, Rabe, Koch, Linderman, and Frederick? also ( I believe that my paternal grandfather, Karel Fredrich, was born out of wedlock and maybe his father was Bohemian). 
His naturalization papers stated that he was born in Mala Lehota, Moravia. Malá Lehota is a village and municipality in the Žarnovica District, Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia, in Southern Moravia.
We will never know for sure. He took that secret to his grave. In that day and time the worst thing that you could be is German or illegitimate). (I believe that his mother was single. I have no idea who she was.

My daddy told me that his father, Karel was as dark as you could get, without being black, and that he had told him that he was Bohemian. My paternal grandmother, said that Bohemians were like gypsies and roamed around and the Moravians looked down on Bohemians).

Merry CHRISTmas To All From Our House To Yours


Merry CHRISTmas To All From Our House To YoursEnglish~Merry ChristmasCHRISTMAS SNOW SCENEOld-English-Santa-Claus-Traditional-Christmas-Caroler-Byers

Most families have a Christmas Tree (or maybe even two!) in their house for Christmas. The decorating of the tree is usually a family occasion, with everyone helping. Christmas Trees were first popularized the UK by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. Prince Albert was German, and thought that it would be good to use one of his ways of celebrating Christmas in to England.

Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe are also sometimes used to decorate homes or other buildings.

Like a lot of countries, Nativity Plays and Carol Services are also very popular at Christmas time. Some of the Church’s in England have a Carols by Candlelight Service where the church is only lit up by candles. It is a very special service. Lots of British churches also have Christingle services.

Children believe that Father Christmas or Santa Claus leaves presents in stockings or pillow-cases. These are normally hung up by the fire or by the children’s beds on Christmas Eve. Children sometimes leave out mince pies and brandy for Father Christmas to eat and drink when he visits them. 

Children write letters to Father Christmas listing their requests, but sometimes instead of putting them in the post, the letters are tossed into the fireplace. The draft carries the letters up the chimney and Father Christmas reads the smoke.

In England it is sometimes said that a stranger coming through the door carrying a lump of coal will bring good luck.

The main Christmas Meal is usually eaten at lunchtime or early afternoon on Christmas Day. It was traditionally roast beef or goose, roast vegetables and ‘all the trimmings’ which means stuffing and sometimes bacon and sausages. Dessert is often Christmas Pudding. Mince meat pies and lots of chocolates are often eaten as well! The dinner table is decorated with a Christmas Cracker for each person and sometimes flowers and candles.

The first-ever Christmas card was posted in England in the 1840’s, and the practice soon became an established part of the build-up to Christmas. Over a billion Christmas cards are now sent every year in the United Kingdom, many of them sold in aid of charities.

Christmas decorations in general have even earlier origins.

Holly, ivy and mistletoe are associated with rituals going back beyond the Dark Ages. (The custom of kissing beneath a sprig of mistletoe is derived from an ancient pagan tradition.)

The Christmas tree was introduced into the royal household by Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, and popularized by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, in the 1840’s.

Charles Dickens’s short novel A Christmas Carol has prompted people the world over to associate Christmas with Victorian England. Originally published on 17 December 1843, the book was rapturously reviewed and became an instant success, the first 6,000 copies of its initial print-run being sold out by Christmas. Theatrical, television and movie adaptations of the book continue to be as popular in Britain as they are in the United States.

Leroy & Jean (Linderman) Frederick Family~Jacinto City, TX


Leroy Eugene Frederick and Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick bought a new home at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, TX in 1948. They had six children together, Joseph, Phyllis, Sally, Karl, Patricia, and Sarah Frederick. They resided there from 1948 to 1968.

History

Jacinto City’s history dates back to Nov. 1, 1841, when the State of Texas issued a land grant to James Wyatt Oates. In 1866, his grandson, Charles Oates, built the first home in what is now Jacinto City. Whittier Elementary School currently sits on that site. At that time, ranching and logging were the predominant industries in the area. Once the Houston Ship Channel was developed and oil refining took root in the area, things started to grow rapidly. In 1917 a little dirt road called Market Street was covered with shell. In the 1920’s Holland Avenue was extended to go from Clinton Drive to Market Street.

Our status as a rural community changed around 1942 when Frank Sharp began to develop the first subdivision then known as Industrial Acres. Soon after, a commercial hub appeared which included a theater, grocery store and later a post office. In 1946 a group of citizens banded together to form a General Law City which was incorporated in May of 1946.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town~~My Wonderful Memories of Jacinto City, Texas


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I grew up and was raised in the little suburb of Houston, Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas in the sixties. Times were much slower, safer, and more sentimental back then. Families were closer. My Mother and Father, Leroy & Jean (Linderman) Frederick had six children, Joseph, Phyllis, Sally, Karl, Patricia, and Sarah Frederick, in a little frame house with two bedrooms and one bath. Many arguments took place over who was next in the bathroom. Thank God, Daddy knew how to do anything. He added a huge bedroom and bath onto the back of our house for him and mother. We four girls had to share a bedroom. My two brothers had their own room. I can still remember those rooms. Our room had a big picture window, and faced the street. The boys had a smaller room and faced the backyard.

It was a really small house, and we were a very close knit family. We were raised Methodist. We fought but we always forgave each other, because we were family and that is what we were taught that family did.  Thank God, that is what mother taught us, that you only have one family, and love was unconditional. No matter how angry we made  each other.

My mother and daddy always made holidays special. Daddy put up all the lights, and put up the tree, and mother and all of us children decorated the tree. It was always an old fashioned red and green Christmas. We were taught that Jesus was the reason for the season. We always had a nativity scene.

Jean & Lou Mancill, Manger Scene

We had Advent Calendars. We always attended the midnight service on Christmas Eve. We always watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” together. We had fudge, Cherry Wink cookies, food, food, food, and usually ham because we had turkey at Thanksgiving. It was a family affair, and everyone had their jobs, and everything had a place. Mother was an excellent homemaker. She taught all of us girls how to cook, sew, and clean. 

I wish that everyone could have the wonderful, old-fashioned Christmas’ that we had. I know without a doubt, that this world would be a much better if there were more God, Jesus, and Godly families.

Santa Claus on firetruck, Jacinto City, TX

We believed in Santa Claus, and were always so excited when Santa Claus came down our street on the firetruck before Christmas. We knew that he wasn’t the real Santa, mother told us that he was Santa’s helpers, because he was too busy delivering presents to visit everyone. We each got a stocking full of candy. We loved candy! 

Christmas Stockings

We each had our own stocking full of fruit, nuts, and candy, even mother and daddy. We had no fireplace, so we hung them on the wall. Mother had the Sears catalog for us to look at and dream about what all Santa was going to bring us. She had us circle the things that we wanted. Then she had us go back and pick only ten things that we wanted. We always got most of what was on our lists. My favorite smell is of a real tree, and my new baby dolls. I loved books even then. I loved the smell of new books. I always got at least one baby doll, books, and mother and daddy gave us clothes, or things we needed. As I got older, I had to have Barbie, Ken, Allen, Midge dolls, and all their clothes and house. I loved to read and write even as a little girl.

Even at 58, I still have my dolls, books, and teddy bears. 

Christmas Tree, Dec. 8, 2012

Mother nurtured my love for books and reading. She taught us the correct way to spell, by making us read the Dictionary and playing Scrabble. Her work was never done, and daddy worked all the time. If he was not at work, then he was working in our yard. We always had one of the most beautiful yards in our neighborhood. We lived at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas. We had loads of neighbors and we were all close with them. We played lots of games together like “kick ball”, football, baseball, and “hide and seek”. Someone was always having a birthday party. We had lots of parties. We celebrated life. Daddy was an excellent cook too, and made the best barbecue chicken ever. He made his own barbecue sauce. He loved Worcestershire sauce

We visited our maternal grandparents on Christmas Eve, Santa came on Christmas morning, and then we still had Christmas night to look forward to at my paternal grandmother‘s house. My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick, was really poor and had very little materially, but she always had sweets and soda pop for us. She made the best Kolaches because she was Moravian. She always had something small for us to open. We were so excited to bring our Christmas presents to show off to grandma Bessie. She was a Widow and raised five children on her own. My paternal grandfather died before mother and daddy married, so I never got the chance to know him. She was a Custodian for the Crosby ISD for years. She loved her family and lived for them. She was Catholic and attended mass regularly. 

We were richly blessed to be born at that time in Texas and America. The best country in the world to live in, even with all the corruption in our politicians. We need to elect more Godly people to run our country. God bless America. God save America.

Our Seven Year Anniversary of Our First Date~~God Answered My Prayers


Sally & Leonard Tudor, Jan. 27, 2006, Houston, TX

Today was the seventh anniversary of our first date. God does work miracles. I had almost given up all hope of finding a nice and sane man. The “pickings” were pretty “thin”!! The men were either sex addicts, alcoholic, married, or abusive. 

I had spent six years divorced from a “psychotic” stalker that I had been married to. I left town and stayed unlisted for six years to protect myself from him finding me. So, for me to go onto a dating site was a very brave thing to do.  I used to think only losers went onto dating sites. I decided what did I have to lose. I did not want to meet men in bars, and the ones in the church were too “perfect” for me. I prayed continually.

All I wanted for Christmas was a husband that was faithful, honest, loving, and kind. Of course, my number one priorities were that he be a Christian, non-smoker, non-drinker, and non-drugger. And…yes pot is a drug! I did not want to be married to a “pot head”. He must want eventually to marry. 

I made it clear to all that I was not looking for “sex” but a “relationship” which would eventually lead to marriage.  Of course, there were plenty of men who wanted sex with no strings or obligations, but very few who were not crazy, weird, or sexually deviant. I prayed and prayed and prayed for God to put the man that~~He wanted for me into my life. When I tried my way, all I met were Liars, Users, and Abusers

My date and I were on the free dating site, “plenty of fish”. I had just broken up with the guy that I had been seeing for about two months, and contemplating spending a Saturday night alone.

He had sent me an IM weeks earlier stating that he would like to chat and maybe meet me. I was honest with him and IM him back, and let him know that I was seeing someone right now, thanks but no thanks that I only dated one person at a time.  He was nice and thanked me for being honest with him.  When I broke it off with the other guy, I emailed him back and let him know that if he was interested, I was available to date again.  He told me that he was glad that I had written him back. We decided to go out on Saturday, December 17, 2005. 

I had just moved back to town after three years working out of town. I was Substitute teaching part time while I searched for full time work. I live with my son for a couple of months until I could find work. 

Our story is a long one. Too long to put in one post. But….I took a chance with him. I was scared to death of repeating old mistakes. The first time that I looked at his pic…I thought OMG, he looks like such a “red neck”! I don’t like men with long hair. I liked a clean cut gentleman type. But…I decided to keep an open mind, and go on the date, and if we did not hit it off or like each other we did not have to go out again. I prayed continually. The moment I saw him and saw how attentive and sweet he was…I was hooked. We have never parted since then. We married forty days later. We are the “loves of each others life’s”. Finally at the age of fifty two, God put my “soulmate” into my life. 

For our first date we met at the mall~~always meet in a public place. We ate pizza in the food court, and afterwards went to see our favorite movie together~~Walk the Line~~about John & June (Carter) Cash. 

Cover of "Walk the Line [Blu-ray]"

June & Johnny Cash

Homemaking: Most Important Job in the World


My mother and dad made our house a home. I believe that Homemaking is the most important role in my life. People sometimes look down on women who choose to stay home and raise a family. My mother raised six of us. All I ever wanted was to get married and have children. I chose to be a homemaker and mother. God has blessed us with a wonderful mother and father, and we are carrying on their legacy of love. God blessed me with my loving and kind husband. For the first time in my life, I am able to stay home and take care of our home and my husband. I am happier than I have ever been in my life. I am a survivor. I have lived through hell and chaos. Now, God has blessed me with peace and serenity. Praise God. God bless all our homemakers and mothers, who do so much to take care of their families.

English Christmas Traditions



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Christmas Traditions Around the World


Christmas in England

The English enjoy beautiful Christmas music. They love to decorate Christmas Trees and hang up evergreen branches.

One England’s customs is mummering. In the Middle Ages, people called mummers put on masks and acted out Christmas plays. These plays are still performed in towns and villages.

The English gift giver is called Father Christmas. He wears a long red or green robe, and leaves presents in stockings on Christmas Eve. However, the gifts are not usually opened until the following afternoon.

Christmas in England began in AD 596, when St Augustine landed on her shores with monks who wanted to bring Christianity to the Anglo Saxons.

Father Christmas delivers them during the night before Christmas. The Children leave an empty stocking or pillowcase hanging at the end of the bed. In the morning they hope it will be full of presents.

In England the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day because boys used to go round collecting money in clay boxes. When the boxes were full, they broke them open.

In England Christmas dinner was usually eaten at Midday on December 25, during daylight.

In England, the only thing that people ate on the day before the feast was Frumenty, which is, was a kind of porridge made from corn. Over the years the recipe changed. Eggs, fruit, spice, lumps of meat and dried plums were added. The whole mixture was wrapped in a cloth and boiled. This is how plum pudding began.

In England the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Mince pies, pastry cases filled with a mixture of chopped dried fruit.

In England also they elect Boy Bishops in commemoration of St. Nicholas compassion for children. These mock bishops were allowed to do the duties of the ecclesiastic except deliver the Mass.

****Information from Suzanna Austin*****

One point I would like to raise is on how Christmas is celebrated in England. As an English family living in rural England we have the pleasure of a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings each year. You mention the Christmas trees and evergreen branches the Christmas trees are a tradition we adopted from Germany during Victoria’s reign and the branches are mistletoe and holly for symbolic reasons.

As Christmas is a religious festival many people here still attend midnight mass on Christmas eve and this is usually seen as the start of festivities. Again the reason presents are not opened until afternoon is that we wait until after morning service / morning mass.

Your description of the gluttonous amounts consumed by the average person at Christmas dinner is very sparse, typically there are 2 roasted meats 1 being either goose (traditional) or turkey (american) covered in bacon and stuffed with sausage meat, the other meat being a gammon. A variety of seasonal vegetables but essential are roast potatoes and brussel sprouts and always kilted sausages (also called sausages in blankets).

For dessert Christmas pudding with brandy butter or brandy custard / cream, the pudding is so rich in alcohol that it is usually ignited before serving. Mince pies not only contain dried fruit but also suet and brandy. Christmas cake is also eaten and is traditionally made a couple of months (end of September) before Christmas and matured by regularly feeding it brandy. Incidentally boxing day derives its name from the practice of opening the alms boxes in church and distributing the money collected among-st the poor in the parish.

 

The History of Saint Nicholas


The History of Saint Nicholas

From Saint Nicholas through the middle ages and up to our modern day Santa. Discover the travels and evolution of the World’s most prominent “gift -giver.” Saint Nicholas – a brief history

St. Nicholas was born in 280 AD, in Patara, a city of Lycia, in Asia Minor. He became the gift giver of Myra. His gifts were given late at night, so that the gift giver’s identity would remain a secret. St Nicholas was eventually named the patron saint of children, sailors, Russia and Greece.

St. Nicholas was a Christian priest, who later became a bishop. He was a rich person, and traveled the country helping people, giving gifts of money and other presents. St. Nicholas did not like to be seen when he gave away presents, so the children of the day were told to go to sleep quickly or he would not come! Nothing has changed and Santa Claus will not arrive this Christmas unless the children go to sleep early.

A famous story about St. Nicholas, is about a poor man who had no money to give to his three daughters on their wedding day. St Nick dropped bags of gold into the stockings which the girls had left to dry by the fire. The sisters found the gold and ever since, children have hung up stockings on Christmas Eve hoping that they will be filled with presents by Christmas morning.

Despite being quite young Nicholas had earned a reputation for kindliness and wisdom. In the year 303, the Roman emperor Diocletian commanded all the citizens of the Roman Empire, which included Asia Minor, to worship him as a god.

Christians believed in one god and one god alone, so their conscience would not allow them to obey the Emperor’s order. Angered by their stubbornness, Diocletian warnd the Christians that they would be imprisoned. The Emperor carried out the threat and St Nicholas who resisted too was also imprisoned. For more than five years, St Nicholas was confined to a small cell. He suffered from cold, hunger, and thirst, but he never wavered in his beliefs. In 313, when Diocletian resigned, and Constantine came to power Nicholas was released, and he returned to his post as Bishop of Myra. He continued his good works and became even wiser and more understanding by the time of his death on December 6, 343.

In the eyes of the Catholics, a saint is someone who has lived such a holy life that, after dying and going to heaven, he or she is still able to help people on earth. They often become patron to different groups of people – one such was children and many legends sprang up to explain his presence.

By 450, churches in Asia Minor and Greece were being named in honor of him. By 800, he was officially recognized as the a saint by the Eastern Catholic Church.

In the 1200s, December sixth began to be celebrated as Bishop Nicholas Day in France.

By end of the 1400s, St Nicholas was the third most beloved religious figure, after Jesus and Mary. There were more than 2000 chapels and monasteries named after him.

In the 1500s people in England stopped worshipping St Nicholas and favored more another gift giving figure Father Christmas. Over the centuries, St. Nicholas’ popularity grew, and many people in Europe made up new stories that showed his concern for children. The name Santa Claus was derived from the Dutch Sinter Klass pronunciation of St. Nicholas. Early Dutch settlers in New York (once called New Amsterdam) brought their traditions of St Nicholas. As children from other countries tried to pronounce Sinter Klass, this soon became Santa Klass, which was settled as Santa Claus. The old bishop’s cloak with mitre, jewelled gloves and crozier were soon replaced with his red suit and clothing seen in other modern images.

In Germanic countries, it sometimes became hard to tell where the legend of Nicholas began and that of Woden (or Odin) ended. Somewhere along the line, probably tied to the gold-giving story, people began giving presents in his name on his feast day. When the Reformation came along, his following disappeared in all the Protestant countries except Holland, where his legend continued as Sinterklass. Martin Luther, for example, replaced this bearer of gifts with the Christ Child, or, in German, Christkindl. Over the years, that became repronounced Kriss Kringle, and ironically is now considered another name for Santa Claus.

Saint Nicholas (Greek: Ἅγιος Νικόλαος, Hagios [“Saint”, literally “Holy”, Latin: Sanctus] Nicolaus [“victory of the people”]) (270 – 6 December 343),[3][4] also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek[5] Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey) in Lycia. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker (Νικόλαος ὁ Θαυματουργός, Nikolaos ho Thaumaturgos).

He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas, itself from a series of elisions and corruptions of the transliteration of “Saint Nikolaos”.

His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints.[6] In 1087, part of the relics (about half of the bones) were furtively translated to Bari, in southeastern Italy; for this reason, he is also known as Nikolaos of Bari. The remaining bones were taken to Venice in 1100. His feast day is 6 December [O.S. 19 December].

The historical Saint Nicholas is remembered and revered among Catholic and Orthodox Christians. He is also honored by various Anglican and Lutheran churches. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, pawnbrokers and students in various countries in the Balkans and Eastern Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia), as well as in parts of Western Europe (Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal).

He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Burgas, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. He was also a patron of the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine emperors, who protected his relics in Bari.

source: Wikipedia

My Thanksgiving Tradition Memories


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English: Flag of Houston. SVG image created by uploader based on a bitmap image on the Wikipedia and other images on the web. Español: La bandera del Ciudad de Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love this picture of Norman Rockwell‘s Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorites. This pic represents how I feel about our Thanksgiving tradition. God has blessed me with a loving, forgiving close-knit Patriotic American family.

My Mother and Father had six wonderful children in twenty one years of marriage. We were raised at 1709 Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Texas from 1947-1968.

 

English: Former Jacinto City Preschool

The American Revolutionary War: 1775-1781


Uploaded by LisaJ4Liberty on Sep 30, 2009 Hi everyone! I really didn’t make this video in order to say: rah rah America kicks ass! I’m just a fan of the principals of liberty that Jefferson, Franklin and others stood for back when the declaration of independence was written & this video is a tribute to the intellect and bravery of the founders. For those unfamiliar with American history.

This video begins with vintage pictures of the American colonists’ domestic life — circa 1776. Next, mother country England imposes its tyrannical decrees: the *Stamp Act* and the *Tea Tax*. Next, the colonists’ violent rebellions in Boston, followed by the writing of the *Declaration of Independence* by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. And finally a war against England led by George Washington. The pivotal point of the war was the crossing of the Delaware River at night for a successful sneak attack on the enemy in the early morning. With the help of the French the war is finally won, and so is the Founding Fathers’ vision of an independent Constitutional Republic.

HISTORY OF ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK: ORANGE COUNTY WAS THE ORIGINAL COUNTY OF NEW YORK. HENRY HUDSON [ENGLISH] EXPLORED THE AREA IN 1609. IT IS NAMED FOR THE PRINCE OF ORANGE [WILLIAM III OF HOLLAND]. THE FIRST SETTLERS IN THE WALLKILL VALLEY, NEW YORK IN 1614 WERE HOLLANDERS, HUGUENOTS, AND GERMANS. SIX YEARS BEFORE THE PILGRIMS LANDED AT PLYMOUTH ROCK [BOULDER AT PLYMOUTH , MASSACHUSETTS WHERE THE PILGRIMS WHO SAILED ON THE SHIP MAYFLOWER ARE SAID TO HAVE LANDED IN 1620]; MASSACHUSETTS A NEW ENGLAND STATE, WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL 13 STATES OF THE U.S. CRAWFORD, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK WAS HILL COUNTRY. THE DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY BROUGHT THE FIRST WHITE SETTLERS IN 1684, AND BUILT NEWBURGH, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK. NEW YORK WAS A PROVINCE THEN WITH SHIRES, AND COUNTIES. BRICK REFORMED CHURCH IN MONTGOMERY, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1732. IT HAD CATECHISM CLASSES, INSTEAD OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES LIKE WE HAVE NOW IN THE 1990’S. THE LINDERMAN’S WERE SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF NEW YORK IN THE 1740’S, THEY EMIGRATED TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 1684. THEY WERE LUTHERANS AND PROTESTANTS.

My fifth Great Grandfather was Johann Jacob Linderman, who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1740 from Obermoschel, Pfalz, Germany. He was born there on 2 December 1720. Married Catherine McLean in 1743 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They settled in Germantown Township, Pennsylvania. JOHANN JACOB LINDERMAN SERVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BETWEEN 1775-1781. HE WAS IN THE COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA ARMY.

U.S. Naturalization Records: “JACOB LINTIMAN, AGE 18, EMIGRATED FROM ZWEIBRUCKEN, GERMANY TO ROTTERDAM, AMSTERDAM, [THE NETHERLANDS], ON 25 NOVEMBER 1740, ON THE SHIP: LOYAL JUDITH, CAPTAIN LOVELL PAINTER WAS THE COMMANDER, TO THE PORT OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. IT WAS A TWELVE WEEK TRIP.”

Battle of Yorktown -1781 – End of American Revolutionary War

Mother And I Loved Old Trees With Character


Me And Mother Loved Old Trees With Character. She told me how her Mother would take all four of her girls for a walk in the woods, and she would point out different colored leaves, and trees with character. She told me that she didn’t want to walk. Her Mother would drop them off and make them walk back to the car. Her Mother pointed out an old dead tree, and how beautiful it was. Mother would whine that she didn’t see nothing beautiful just an old dead tree. My Grandmother was a fan of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  She tried to get her children interested in finding the good in things, and love of nature.

Mother did the same to us, and I was the one whining about I didn’t want to walk, and that I didn’t see anything beautiful about an old dead tree.

Near the end of Mother’s life she told me that story of her Mother, and I told her that I understood because I felt the same way when I was younger. Today, I think all of God’s nature is beautiful, even the dead leaves, plants, and trees. There is a season and time for everything.

When I was in high school English my teacher made us memorize a poem, and then we would have to read it aloud. I chose the one, “There is none so lovely as a Tree…”

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain
Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.

— Joyce Kilmer

I always loved trees. I was a tomboy, I climbed up into the tree to escape my little brother and sisters, and to keep them from bugging me. I dreamed of my Daddy building me a Tree house to play in.

NONE OF THEM FOUGHT FOR SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM!! WE MUST SAVE AMERICA, AND HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!


Both my paternal and maternal grandparents were all good, hard working, Catholics, and American Patriots!

My fifth Great Grandfather, Johann Jacob Linderman helped to form these United States in the Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania. My third Great Grandfather, Abraham Linderman fought in the Civil War, and lost his eighteen year old son to the war. My Paternal Grandfather, Charles Frederick, fought in World War I, my Fathers and my Uncles fought in World War II.

My Brother, Joseph Frederick fought in Korea!

My nephews have both fought in Afghanistan in the Marines and the Army!

NONE OF THEM FOUGHT FOR SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM!! WE MUST SAVE AMERICA, AND HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!

The life and family of the Quaker William Penn

Following from my recent post on the life of William Penn’s grandparents, Giles and Jeanne Penn, here are images from Spring 2012 of the Grade 1 listed Minety Church. This is the church where William Penn of Mintey, the great-grandfather of the Quaker, William Penn, is reputed to be buried before the altar.

Mintey is a beautiful, rural Wiltshire village and the key that opens the church (Grade 1 listed and built c.1450 on Anglo-Saxon foundations)  is something else.

Interestingly, in 1676 there were 16 people in the parish of Minety who were recorded as being non-conformist.

A full history of the church of St Leonard is available here.

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RAYMOND JOSEPH CHRIST


 Raymond Joseph Christ
 
Birth: May 19, 1934
Sheldon
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2012
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Grandparents: Emil Christ and Antonia “Tony” (Janisch) Christ.
Parents: Edward “Eddie” John Christ and Agnes Rainie (Frederick) Christ.
They were the parents of one daughter, Peggy Gene Christ, who died in infancy, in 1945, and one son, Raymond Joseph Christ.
First wife: Jo Ann (Jones) Bennett, married on 24 December 1958, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Raymond adopted her 3 yr. old daughter, Teri Nell Bennett. Raymond and Jo Ann had two girls together, Brenda Lee (Sternthal)and Jessica Renee Sanders).
They resided in Royalwood subdivision off Hwy. 90A, Houston, Texas 77049.
Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Raymond and Jo Ann divorced in 1976.
Second wife: Barbara Lynn Martin, on 23 September 1983, in Harris County, Texas.
No children from that marriage.
Raymond is survived by his second wife, Barbara Lynn.
His three daughters, Teri Nell (Nelson), Brenda Lee (Sternthal), and Jessica Renee (Sanders).CLAYTON FUNERAL HOME OBIT:Raymond Joseph Christ, 78, passed away on September 11, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Agnes Christ; and sister, Peggy Gene Christ. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Barbara Christ; step sons, Robert Rowlett, Andy Rowlett and his wife, Becky; daughters, Teri Nell Christ (Nelson), Brenda Christ (Sternthal) and her husband, Rich, Renee Christ (Sanders), and her husband, Gene; grandchildren, Kenneth, Craig, Amy, Cortni, Britney, Jill, Dana, Baylor, and Nicole; great grandchildren, Gabby, Gavin, Garrett, Grace, Victoria, Hunter, Landon, and Carson; and a host of other family and friends.A visitation for Ray will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Interment with military honors will be on Monday, September, 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive – Houston, TX77038.http://www.claytonfuneralhomes.com/obits/More pics and info will be added as time allows.Parents:
Edward John Christ (1909 – 1982)
Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96894803

Top Ten Free Genealogy Websites To Find Ancestors


  • The Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

  • June 15, 2009
  • By Ryan Dube
  • A few years ago, during a family reunion, I learned for the first time that my granduncle on my father’s side had fought and died in World War II. The story of his demise sparked a personal interest toward my own family history.So, I did what I always do when I have something to research – I turned to the Internet. I quickly discovered that while there are certainly free genealogy websites out there, the truly valuable or unique ones are few and far between.

    During this research, I learned two things about people interested in genealogy. First, many of them are clearly not web page designers. Second, they really, really love links.

Without exaggerating, there are thousands of genealogy websites out there. MakeUseOf has touched on genealogy resources before – such as Mackenzie’s review of the GRAMPS software that lets you track your research, or Kinshuk’s review of the Kindo family tree building tool. When it comes to genealogy websites, they mostly all seem to be nothing more than lists of links to other resources.

Occasionally you’ll find a truly useful website with a search feature that accesses real data. For the purpose of this article, I will provide a list of the top 10 free genealogy websites that would be most valuable to anyone first entering into the hobby. These sites provide valuable tools, guides and access to databases that are overflowing with historic data.

During this research, I learned two things about people interested in genealogy. First, many of them are clearly not web page designers. Second, they really, really love links.

10. KindredTrails.com – Lots of Links to Valuable Resources

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There are two things that mark KindredTrails as a “typical” genealogy website. The first is that there are links to Ancestry.com on almost every page. This seems like a sort of pandemic with genealogy sites.

Secondly, like most other ancestry sites, KindredTrails is very much a link-oriented site. However, it does make it onto the top ten list because the site is well designed, the links are well organized. Additionally, the links provided on this site are very useful and valuable.

9. Access Genealogy.com – A Great Mix of Research Resources

genealogy2Access Genealogy is up a notch from the typical ancestry website. Its main page is pleasantly clean and well organized. Along the left side you’ll find links to some of the most unique research sources including charts, links to old letters, military records, native american records and much more.

One of the more fascinating resources here are the transcribed cemetary records. There are researchers in every State around the U.S. that walk through the oldest cemetaries and actually transcribe names along with birthdates, date of death and family members. This resource alone will hold your interest for hours.

8. The Olive Tree – The Starting Point for Any Amateur Researcher

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Olive Tree Genealogy is another private researcher’s website holding a collection of links and resources for historical data. One thing that sets this site apart from others is that it’s apparent a great deal of research went into the provided links. The website creator, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, writes that she started the site in 1996 in order to provide free resources to other researchers.

The truth is, she delivers well on that promise. One of the more impressive links on the site are the ship passenger lists where you can search through the names of your ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Another very useful resource for anyone first starting out in genealogy is the “guide for beginners” that walks you through each step of finding your ancestors, and gives you the specific resources you should check out first in order to conduct that research.

7. GeneaBios – Reading about Life Stories

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Ancestry research aside, if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by the life story of someone who lived a hundred or more years before you were born – then this biography database should be your first stop. You can search through the database alphabetically or just search by specific name.

This database turns up a very long list of biographies written up by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted a thorough investigation and provide their results. Read about the person who built the old stone tavern in the middle of town, or the lives of the people who founded the community where you live.

The Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

Without exaggerating, there are thousands of genealogy websites out there. MakeUseOf has touched on genealogy resources before – such as Mackenzie’s review of the GRAMPS software that lets you track your research, or Kinshuk’s review of the Kindo family tree building tool. When it comes to genealogy websites, they mostly all seem to be nothing more than lists of links to other resources.

Occasionally you’ll find a truly useful website with a search feature that accesses real data. For the purpose of this article, I will provide a list of the top 10 free genealogy websites that would be most valuable to anyone first entering into the hobby. These sites provide valuable tools, guides and access to databases that are overflowing with historic data.

genealogyThere are two things that mark KindredTrails as a “typical” genealogy website. The first is that there are links to Ancestry.com on almost every page. This seems like a sort of pandemic with genealogy sites.

Secondly, like most other ancestry sites, KindredTrails is very much a link-oriented site. However, it does make it onto the top ten list because the site is well designed, the links are well organized. Additionally, the links provided on this site are very useful and valuable.

9. Access Genealogy.com – A Great Mix of Research Resources

genealogy2Access Genealogy is up a notch from the typical ancestry website. Its main page is pleasantly clean and well organized. Along the left side you’ll find links to some of the most unique research sources including charts, links to old letters, military records, native american records and much more.

One of the more fascinating resources here are the transcribed cemetary records. There are researchers in every State around the U.S. that walk through the oldest cemetaries and actually transcribe names along with birthdates, date of death and family members. This resource alone will hold your interest for hours.

8. The Olive Tree – The Starting Point for Any Amateur Researcher

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Olive Tree Genealogy is another private researcher’s website holding a collection of links and resources for historical data. One thing that sets this site apart from others is that it’s apparent a great deal of research went into the provided links. The website creator, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, writes that she started the site in 1996 in order to provide free resources to other researchers.

The truth is, she delivers well on that promise. One of the more impressive links on the site are the ship passenger lists where you can search through the names of your ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Another very useful resource for anyone first starting out in genealogy is the “guide for beginners” that walks you through each step of finding your ancestors, and gives you the specific resources you should check out first in order to conduct that research.

7. GeneaBios – Reading about Life Stories

genealogy4

Ancestry research aside, if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by the life story of someone who lived a hundred or more years before you were born – then this biography database should be your first stop. You can search through the database alphabetically or just search by specific name.

This database turns up a very long list of biographies written up by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted a thorough investigation and provide their results. Read about the person who built the old stone tavern in the middle of town, or the lives of the people who founded the community where you live.

6. Family Tree Searcher – Online Quizzes to Help Your Research

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The family tree searcher is another website created by a private researcher. This site is unique in that some of the resources are actually interactive quizzes that allow you to customize your research method.

One very useful quiz in particular is the “free advice” quiz, which asks you a series of questions about what you’re looking for, and at the end it provides you with a customized “research plan” along with the free resources that are most likely to help.

5. Genealogy Today – The Google of Ancestry

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Of all privately created websites, this one is probably one of those that you could bookmark and use for all of your research needs. This site provides links to the usual resources like census data or death records.

What makes this site stand above the rest are the more creative sources offered, such as funeral cards, ration books, criminal records and even business cards. As many researchers know, the most successful results usually come from the more unorthodox methods.

4. U.S. National Archives – The Prime Source for U.S. Ancestry Information

genealogy7If you’re in the U.S. and you’re a historical researcher, the National Archives should be at the very top of your resource list. Eventually, most other websites end up linking to these resources anyway, so why not just start at the source?

This is where you’ll find census information, military records, immigration records, and even bankruptcy records. There are even articles and information on historical researching techniques.

3. U.K. National Archives – A Plethora of U.K. Historical Data

genealogy11The UK also has a valuable resource for history buffs in the form of its own National Archives website.  The main page of this website offers links to data such as births, marriage and deaths, census records, passenger lists and much more. European history is long, and these resources are unbelievably thorough and archived all the way back a thousand years.

On this website, you’ll also find valuable guides and articles on researching family and military history.

2. US GenWeb Project – The Top Source for U.S. Researchers

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One of the largest and most valuable resources for historic information available to U.S. genealogy researchers is the USGenWeb project.

This project is made of up historical enthusiasts who actively volunteer their time and energy to provide free informationfor other researchers throughout the country. Just click on the State where you’re looking for information, and you’ll go directly to the State’s GenWeb site where the free resources for your community and local history are provided.

1. WorldGenWeb Project – World History Buffs Unite!

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Once you get involved in genealogical research, the fastest thing that becomes apparent is that the hobby knows no borders. You’ll find expert researchers in just about every country from all around the world, and the best research available that brings all of these global enthusiasts together is the WorldGenWeb Project. This resource provides researchers with a safe place where they can focus on valuable and useful resources to conduct their research. Click on the country of your choice and eventually you can drill down to the specific community, and related free genealogy websites where you can hunt for more ancestral information.

LIFE


 

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...
English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writing in notebook at time of first production of his play “Pygmalion.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Deutsch: Albert Einstein
Deutsch: Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw

 

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

 

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
― Albert Einstein

 

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

 

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
― André GideAutumn Leaves

 

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”
― Bessie Anderson StanleyMore Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Aunt Glady Serene Linderman Nelson


The Dubuque County Courthouse. This particular...
The Dubuque County Courthouse. This particular courthouse is an example of Beaux-Arts architecture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Old Cable elevator
Old Cable elevator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Seal of the City of Dubuque, Iowa.
Seal of the City of Dubuque, Iowa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Great Aunt Glady Serene Linderman Nelson would have been 106 years of age today. She always remembered our birthdays, even nieces and nephews, that she had never met. She never forgot to send a birthday card with a dime or quarter. She did not have much, but whatever she could send she would. It impressed on my little mind growing up, that someone all the way up in Dubuque, Iowa was thinking about me.

It made me feel special.

Besides the fact that we didn’t get much mail, and when a letter was just for me, it was exciting. Aunt Glady was a Proofreader for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald newspaper for years. She was the strong matriarch in the Nelson clan. She divorced and moved to the Linderman Home place at 705 West Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa with her widowed father. Glady cared for her father up until his death in 1968. Her father, Edward Francis Linderman and mother Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman had their home built in the 1900’s, and it still stands today. It is beautifully kept up.

My mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill and step dad, Louis Clifford Mancill took me and my brother Karl Thomas Frederick, and our cousin, Rebecca Sue Cooke Reeder Floyd to visit them in June 1970. We got to sleep in the attic. We rode the cable car, which terrified me to death. I was scared of heights and that car went straight down the mountain. Back then, children could walk to the store to pick up some things.

 

Me, Karl, and Rebecca “Becker” walked to the little store down the alley and bought some licorice and other treats. We were happy. A quarter used to buy a lot back then.

Dear Aunt Glady, you are gone but not forgotten. RIP Below is the memorial that I made for her.

Gladys Serene “Glady Serena” Linderman Nelson
 
Birth: Aug. 17, 1906
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1996
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Daughter of Edward Francis “Edy” Linderman & Gudrun Ivarra “Gud” Lund Linderman, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.
Baptized as Lutheran on November 11, 1906 in Winona, Minnesota. Gladys liked to be called Glady and preferred Serena instead of Serene.
Wife of Roy Leonard Nelson, Sr. They married in 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Mother of Roy Leonard “Jimmy” Nelson Jr, Richard Edward”Dickie”, & Shirley Lorraine Nelson.
Glady & Roy Sr. were divorced.
Glady resided with her Father after her Mother died, and cared for him up until his death in 1968.
Great Aunt “Glady” worked as a Proofreader for the Dubuque newspaper, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald until she retired.
Then she sold the Linderman homestead at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa, and moved to California to be near her sister, Evelyn “Eppie” (Linderman) Ayala, and brother-in-law, Arturo “Art” Ayala.
Glady always remembered the nieces and nephews, and Great nieces and nephews on our birthdays. We could always count on getting a birthday card from her with some money in it. She couldn’t afford much, but we thought that a dime or a quarter was a lot of money, because back then in the 1960’s it was. It made me feel special–knowing that someone that I hardly knew–way off in Iowa, was thinking of me.
Great Aunt Glady resided with her son Roy “Jimmy” Leonard Nelson Jr., at 4045 Linkwood Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas for the last few years of her life.
Cremated in Texas and ashes were brought back to Iowa and spread around Mother, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman’s gravesite, in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa, because that is how she wanted it. Her Father’s ashes were also spread around Gudrun’s gravesite.Family links:
Parents:
Edward Francis Linderman (1875 – 1968)
Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman (1881 – 1924)Spouse:
Roy Nelson (1899 – 1958)Children:
Shirley Loraine Nelson Ogle (1928 – 1982)*
Richard Edward Nelson (1933 – 2006)*
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA 
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069469
Gladys Serene Glady Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
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Gladys Serene Glady Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
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Donald Wayne Tudor


Birth: Dec. 9, 1927 Stephenville Erath County Texas, USA Death: Apr. 16, 2012 Uvalde Uvalde County Texas, USA [Edit Dates]

Parents: Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor & Bergie Mae (Mobley) Tudor of Stephenville, Texas. His brothers, Leonard Doyle, & Raymond Horton Tudor preceded him in death. His sister, Mae Corrine Tudor (Williams) also preceded him in death. Grandparents: Thomas Benton “T.B.” Tudor & Sallie Hampton (Keith) Tudor of Tippah County, Mississippi.

Great Grandparents: Jesse Gee Tudor & Eliza Jane Boone Cutbirth Tudor of Tennessee. Married: Annie Mae (McCann) 11 May 1955 in Stephenville, TX. Wayne was a proud World War II veteran of Air Force. Children: Leonard “Len” Ross, Anita Corrine “Nita”, and Donald “Don” Raymond Tudor. Step son, Steve Morgan. Beloved father, honorable husband, and proud Air Force Veteran of World War II. Served his community all his life. He was a unselfish person, who helped when he could.

Resided: Uvalde, Texas. His wife, Annie Mae, and step son, Steve Morgan, cared for him at home until just before his passing. Died in the Uvalde Hospital, Uvalde, Texas on 16 April 2012 Visitation held in Uvalde and Stephenville, Texas. Funeral services at the Stephenville Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas. Burial on 22 April 2012 in the West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Texas.

Parents: Sol Ross Tudor (1890 – 1968) Bergie Mae Mobley Tudor (1899 – 1941) Burial: West End Cemetery Stephenville Erath County Texas, USA Created by: TEXAS TUDORS Record added: Apr 23, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 88992355

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Teutoburg Forest, Germany


The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (described as clades Variana, the Varian disaster by Roman historians) (German: Schlacht im Teutoburger Wald, Hermannsschlacht or Varusschlacht) took place in 9 CE, when an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius of the Cherusci ambushed and decisively destroyed three Roman legions, along with their auxiliaries, led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. Despite numerous successful campaigns and raids by the Roman army over the Rhine in the years after the battle, the Romans were to make no more concerted attempts to conquer and permanently hold Germania beyond the river.

Conservative Women Rock!


AMEN! NO SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM IN AMERICA! WE ARE THE DEFENDING MOTHERS OF AMERICA, AND WE WILL FIGHT RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR HUSBANDS AND OTHER PATRIOTS!!
Jean Marie “Jeanie” Linderman Frederick Mancill
 
Birth: Dec. 3, 1927
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Rosharon
Brazoria County
Texas, USA 

Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, daughter of Phyllis “Phyl” (Palen) Linderman and Harry William Linderman. Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivarra (Lund)Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.
Wife of LeRoy Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.
Wife of Louis Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill.
Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. We got to be even closer than ever. She was blessed with a good life, and a good family. The services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Strickland Funeral Homes, in Somerville, TX, and burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, the same one where Aunt Yvonne Linderman (Levesque), Uncle Kenneth Jackson, and Aunt Yvarra “Billie” Linderman (Jackson) are buried. Mother left us just like she wanted to. She was at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last six years of her life.
Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133
Family links:
Parents:
Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)Spouses:
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002)*

 

Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Somerville
Burleson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980
Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean’s family was a very musical one. Her father played the violin and organ, and her mother sang and played the piano. Jean was very creative too.
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: Jun. 11, 2012
To our wonderful Mother we miss you dearly.
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: May. 13, 2012
Jean was a wonderful women. I will miss her. She made me laugh and smile. Sally is my best friend and I have spent time with her family at the beach. May the Lord bless all of you.
– Melanie Linder
Added: Mar. 10, 2012

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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes


The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, 1957
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, 1957 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes

For responsible, conservative, republican, patriots who believe in the power of people and their ability to improve themselves, and accept responsibility for their own feelings, and actions! Stop the blame-game, liberal losers!

Islamic law: Women, don’t come to mosque unless you’re ugly


 

 

AS USUAL BLAME THE WOMAN!! YOU EVIL PEDOPHILE MEN CANNOT CONTROL YOURSELF, THEN STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM WOMEN! BUT DON’T BLAME THEM FOR YOUR PERVERSIONS!

 

ACT for America Houston

By Robert Spencer

Too pretty- can’t pray at mosque

She’s hot- can’t pray at mosque

Very attractive- no praying at mosque for her

Doing some research just now on another matter, I came across this gem in a Sharia manual:

“It is offensive for an attractive or young woman to come to the mosque to pray (O: or for her husband to permit her), though not offensive for women who are not young or attractive when this is unlikely to cause temptation.” — ‘Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) F12.4

‘Umdat al-Salik is a Shafi’i manual of Islamic law endorsed by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the most prestigious institution in Sunni Islam, as “conforming to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community.”

The mind reels. Who determines whether a woman is old or unattractive enough for it not to be offensive for her to go to…

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Raising The Flag~~Our Symbol of Freedom!!


Backlit Flag
Backlit Flag (Photo credit: jpmatth)
Flag Day 2011
Flag Day 2011 (Photo credit: SFA Union City)
Flag Day
Flag Day (Photo credit: Lester Public Library)
Flag of the United States of America
Flag of the United States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the sun rises each day, millions of Americans raise the flag in a silent salute to our country and the values it represents. On this Flag Day, let us remember what the flag symbolizes and the many who have sacrificed so that we may fly it proudly.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HELP KEEP HER FREE AND SAFE! WE PROUDLY FLY OUR AMERICAN AND TEXAN FLAG! THIS FLAG IS NOT JUST A RAG! MOOCHELLE IS NOT A PATRIOT, SHE HAS PROVEN IT TIME AND AGAIN! SHE ADMITTED THAT SHE WAS NEVER PROUD OF AMERICA, THAT IS UNTIL SHE AND OVOMIT STARTED TURNING THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA INTO THE UNITED SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA!! WE WILL NOT SUBMIT TO YOUR TYRANNY!! STOP THE POS FROM TRANSFORMING OUR COUNTRY INTO A SOCIALIST/MARXIST/COMMUNIST COUNTRY!!

LOOK AT AFRICA, LOOK AT INDONESIA, EGYPT, AND EVEN BRITAIN!! WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT OUR COUNTRY CHANGED INTO THE HELL HOLES, THAT YOU CRAWLED OUT OF!! EVICT THE ENEMY WITHIN OUR WHITE HOUSE!!

VOTE REPUBLICAN-PATRIOT ALL THE WAY!! REMOVE ALL THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAPS FROM OFFICE!!

KEEP THE CHANGE~~~Hank Williams Jr.~~~An American Patriot


The Complete Hank Williams
The Complete Hank Williams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If the South Woulda Won

English: Hank Williams, Audrey Sheppard Willia...
English: Hank Williams, Audrey Sheppard Williams and the Drifting Cowboys band in 1951 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams song)
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Hank Williams publicity photo for WSM...
English: Hank Williams publicity photo for WSM in 1951. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hank Williams on Stage
Hank Williams on Stage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

National Anthem of the Confederate States of America


 

Seal of the Confederate States of America
Seal of the Confederate States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865 (Mo...
Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865 (Mobile version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HONOR OUR HERITAGE. IT IS ABOUT HERITAGE NOT HATE. RIP ALL OUR SOUTHERN ANCESTORS THAT DIED FIGHTING TO KEEP AMERICA UNITED AND FREE.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
A Virtual Cemetery created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Description: To honor all the soldiers that have died for what they believed in.

Records 1 to 26 (of 26 total matches)

Name etery
Carroll, Sgt Samuel Houston 66063182
b. Nov. 15, 1838 d. May 30, 1863
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Davis, I 3185433
b. unknown d. Mar. 8, 1863
Nashville National Cemete…
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, A 2980553
b. unknown d. May 14, 1864
Chattanooga National Ceme…
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, Corp C.B. 8489694
b. unknown d. Aug. 16, 1863
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Frederick, John 32489541
b. unknown d. Sep. 22, 1905
Chalmette National Cemete…
Chalmette
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Hampton, J. L. 12343586
b. Oct. 20, 1840 d. Dec. 24, 1883
Oak Dale Cemetery
Huckabay
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, Jefferson Blufe 12219891
b. Jun. 8, 1845 d. Feb. 26, 1923
West End Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, William M. 40574062
b. Aug. 25, 1836 d. Nov. 5, 1923
Proctor Cemetery
Proctor
Comanche County
Texas, USA
Keith, J. H. 20578911
b. Feb. 21, 1829 d. Nov. 8, 1901
Johnson Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Linderman, Aaron 3255971
b. unknown d. Dec. 15, 1863
Alexandria National Cemet…
Alexandria
Alexandria city
Virginia, USA
Linderman, Sgt Abraham 21069099
b. 1810 d. Sep. 13, 1891
Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Linderman, Alexander 33636912
b. unknown d. Oct. 20, 1862
US Soldiers’ and Airmen’s…
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Linderman, Alonzo S 3193962
b. unknown d. Apr. 1, 1865
Nashville National Cemete…
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Linderman, Lieut Charles 15691007
b. Feb. 4, 1839 d. Apr. 15, 1907
Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda
Page County
Iowa, USA
Linderman, Sgt Cornelius 10023701
b. 1802 d. Apr. 7, 1864
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Linderman, Pvt Elijah Abraham 24309936
b. 1843 d. Jul., 1861
Oak Hill Cemetery
Boone County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, George 2891281
b. unknown d. Mar. 4, 1864
Rock Island National Ceme…
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, John 2501543
b. unknown d. May 17, 1865
Loudon Park National Ceme…
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Linderman, Samuel Lloyd 32107648
b. Mar. 7, 1832 d. Mar. 22, 1920
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Birdsboro
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Linderman, Thomas Gilbert 38879815
b. 1828 d. Jun. 25, 1905
Howard Cemetery
Ipava
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
McAdams, George W 71204084
b. Mar. 25, 1843 d. Feb. 20, 1915
Bristol Cemetery
Bristol
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Palen, Pvt George 58508083
b. unknown d. Nov. 9, 1862
Knoxville National Cemete…
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Tipton, T. J. 12342418
b. Aug. 20, 1837 d. Jul. 26, 1901
Oak Dale Cemetery
Huckabay
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Isaiah Davis 37479572
b. Apr. 12, 1836 d. Oct. 12, 1916
Evergreen Cemetery
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Thomas Benton 21076143
b. Jul. 2, 1842 d. May 25, 1917
Corinth Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, William Duncan “W. D.” 2537972
b. 1836 d. Jan. 3, 1865
Finns Point National Ceme…
Pennsville
Salem County
New Jersey, USA

 

My Mother~~My Heroine


Birth: Dec. 3, 1927 Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA Death: Mar. 9, 2012 Rosharon Brazoria County Texas, USA

Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, daughter of Phyllis “Phyl” (Palen) Linderman and Harry William Linderman. Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivarra (Lund)Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.

Wife of LeRoy Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.

Wife of Louis Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill. Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. We got to be even closer than ever. She was blessed with a good life, and a good family.

The services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Strickland Funeral Homes, in Somerville, TX, and burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, the same one where Aunt Yvonne, Uncle Kenneth, and Aunt Billie are buried.

Mother left us just like she wanted to. She was at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last week of her life.

Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133.

Family links: Parents: Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995) Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963) Spouses: LeRoy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006) Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002) Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery Somerville Burleson County Texas, USA Created by: TEXAS TUDORS Record added: Mar 10, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980

Our Last Thanksgiving Together


Sally Tudor and Jean Mancill on November 2011, our last Thanksgiving together at Phyllis and Danny Hyden’s house in Rosharon, TX.  We wore our traditional holiday dresses that we had made for us. I have many years of good memories of her and my Dad, and all our holidays together.
She turned 84 on December 3. Mother left us to be with Jesus and all her loved ones who had already left this earth for heaven, on March 9, 2012.
I am so grateful to have had the last six years to spend lots of quality time with Mother before she left us to go to heaven to be with Jesus. She didn’t like the fact that all of her family and friends had left her. She was the strong, matriarch of our family. She was the last living Linderman descendant. Mother was dearly loved, and was a blessing in everyone’s life, that she met. 

My Two Biggest Heroes!


My Two Biggest Heroes!

Me-Sally Tudor, my husband-Leonard Tudor, and Jean Mancill- my Mother. She passed away today in Rosharon, Texas. She is no longer suffering. She passed peacefully into Jesus’ arms. She was 84 and she had a long and blessed life. She had six children and one step son. She was the Matriarch of the Linderman line. This was my graduation dinner in March 2009, in League City, Texas at Cheddar’s Restaurant. She has always been there for her children, and we were able to be there for her when she needed us most.

Saturday’s Tavern-Gayhill, TX-Harry & Phyl Linderman


 

My parents, Leroy & Jean (Linderman) Frederick, my uncles Kenneth Jackson, J. E. Cooke, Art Ayala, and my grandmother, Phylis (Palen) Linderman (on the piano) singing at their tavern, Saturday’s Tavern in Gayhill, Texas in the 1950’s.