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Born in Illinois, I grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. I am married, for the 2nd time now, to Butch & got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me grandmother 25 times over & great-grandmother to over 20!. After many years working in industry, I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication, & was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 & returned to school & got my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore & genealogy - & add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/author/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play many folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I write the "Aunty Jeff" column for the Informer, newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Gen. Soc. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega & Sara Cochran as Genealogy Journeys® where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that: genaandjean.blogspot.com. More on our podcasts: genjourneys.podbean.com. More about my own projects: Circlemending.org.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - 9 June 2010 - Dr. L. Roy Wilcox

Roy with parents Lee Alfred Wilcox and Pauline Elizabeth Miller, 25 Nov 1915, Chicago, Illinois

Roy with mother, Pauline Elizabeth Miller Wilcox, and maternal grandmother, Gertrude Miller; 16 Nov 1916, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. L. Roy Wilcox (8 June 1912 - 31 December 1999) - Belated happy birthday, Dad.


  1. Happy birthday to your dad and my mom! She was b. June 8th also, deceased this year in March.

  2. Really lovely group of photos! And a Happy Birthday wish, too!!

    (Check the date on the second photo though. Should be 1916, I think.) =^)


  3. Thanks, Regina ... serves me right for trying to post when I'm half asleep (hey, I seem to live half my life in the 1800s, so it's a predictable error!).
    Lisa, so sorry about your mom . . . mine's been gone since 1994 (this month) and I continue to miss her daily.

  4. Wonderful photos! I love his leggings in the top picture!