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Fearless Females: Grandma Was A Radical!

Fearless Females: Grandma Was A Radical!

[Fearless Females, 17th of March, Social Organizations and Groups…a report from 2011 Not really.  But it makes for a great headline.  LOL I don’t know what organizations my Grandma Shellabarger belonged to while raising her family.  I don’t really think she had much time for them to tell you the truth. In the 1980s, she was in her 70s and in a rest home due to partial paralysis after a brain tumor.  This was before skilled and intermediate patients could…

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Six Word Memoirs

Six Word Memoirs

[Fearless Females, Prompts for Women’s History Month, March 15th–Write a sex-word memoir tribute to one of your female ancestors. Did you know that I have already written a six-word memoir?  It was published in the book “Not Quite What I was Planning”–a book filled with six word memoirs. Today’s task is to write a six word memoir about a female ancestors.  It isn’t easy to sum up a person’s life in six words.  I decided to try a couple of…

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My Great Grandmother Became an Adult at 11

My Great Grandmother Became an Adult at 11

[Fearless Females: Prompts for Women’s History Month, March 11th–Female ancestor who died young…this is a repeat from last year] (Reposting this one from last year.  My Great Grandmother was an incredible woman!) My Great Great Grandmother was Margaret (Kelly) Jones. Margaret lived next door to a young man named, Thomas Augustine Jones.  They married in 1869 and began having a family.  Between 1870 and 1886, the couple had 7 children.  Two of the children, Clara and Matilda, died before their…

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My Grandma Made the Best Toast

My Grandma Made the Best Toast

[Fearless Females, Prompts for Women’s History Month, March 7th: Share a recipe…this is a repeat from last year] Oh, I know what you were expecting.  My Grandma’s secret recipe for pound cake or corned beef.  My Grandma Shellabarger was hospitalized when I was in 4th grade.  She had a brain tumor and was partially paralyzed.  Since she became incapacitation when I was young, I don’t really recall her cooking anything.  And, my Grandma Lassalle was not know for her cooking. …

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Angie (Margie) Smith’s Individual Summary

Angie (Margie) Smith’s Individual Summary

Angie was my Great Aunt.  She and Theodore grew up together in Oakland, CA.  They were said to be madly in love.  She developed toxemia of pregnancy during her first pregnancy and died at the age of 23.  It is said that Theodore never fully recovered from that loss. Name:    Angie MARGIE-9710 Sex:    Female Father:    Antone MARGIE-378 (1875-1940) Mother:    Rose JOSEPH-379 (1883-    ) Individual Facts Birth    18 Jan 1904    HI109 Residence    1910 (about age 6)    1784 Highland Ave; Oakland, Alameda…

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