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Lake Mathews (Perris), CA, United States
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 25 times over and a great-grandmother of 19. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega with Genealogy Journeys where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and more about my own business projects is on my Circlemending website.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 30 March 2010 - Gorsline/Freeman

Gorsline monument, Mohawk Village Cemetery, German Flats, Herkimer, New York

William D. Gorsline (b: 9 April 1832, d: 30 March 1915, 95 years ago today)

Peter Freeman - my 3rd great-granduncle (b: 9 May 1812, Stark, Herkimer, New York; d: 19 November 1896, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts)

Helen Mesick , wife of Peter Freeman (b: 7 March 1816, d: 26 March 1888 - 122 years ago last week)

Mesick Thomas Freeman, son of Peter & Helen (Mesick) Freeman (b: 26 September 1842, d: 4 Dec 1855, 13 years of age)

Elizabeth Freeman, 1st wife of William D. Gorsline (b: 28 April 1838, d: 19 Jan 1881).

Florence/Flora Mills, 2nd wife of William D. Gorsline (b: abt 1860, d: 26 October 1884)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful stone, and that area is also beautiful. I would imagine you did research at Fonda? Very nice and thank you.