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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, June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 15 June 2010, Edward E. Wilcox, d: 15 June 1943

Edward E. Wilcox, son of Luther T. and Rebecca (Caldwell) Wilcox, b: 1862, Van Buren County, Michigan; d: 15 June 1943 (67 years ago today), Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; buried: Riverside Cemetery (section J), Three Rivers, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Edward had been married to Carrie Wolf, who died in Los Angeles in 1939. She is interred in the same plot with her husband.

Edward was my 1st cousin, 3 times removed. It is possible he was named for my great-grandfather, Edward Everett Wilcox (who was named for his grandfather, Edward Freeman), but I don't know that for certain.

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