November 17 (Genealogy Day 2010)
No, it’s not a National Holiday nor is it a day that is celebrated anywhere else but in my family. It was celebrated this year on November 17, 2010 by daddy, actually it is every year on November 17. Why November 17, you may ask? Well, there is a story behind that… it started many, many years before I was born. In the second grade, Daddy met his childhood best friend. His name...
Daddy's interest in Genealogy
My great-grandmother, Barbara May Townsend Smith (March 1, 1923 - March 6, 2009) began researching our family tree many many years ago. Daddy has a lot of letters from relatives, histories from different family members, books from different lines of the families, and many more interesting tidbits. Daddy is currently working on putting all of the familial relations into Family Tree Maker in order...
A Halloween Birthday
Halloween is a birthday for two people in my family. My second oldest cousin was born about two decades ago… give or take. But I am not going to talk about him… My great-grandpa David Charles Smith was born on October 31, 1919 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, USA. He is the second youngest child of Eudell Revere Smith (21 Dec 1875 - 12 Oct 1951) and Mary Blanche Morton (10 May...