Monthly Archives: October 2018

Happy Birthday, Great Great Grandmother Lee!🎂

Esther Jenks was born in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan on 24 October 1832, to Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks.    From The Reunion Papers of the Jenks Family by Eva Seymour Jenks: “Esther Jenks, grew in the homestead in the … Continue reading

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Remembering GG Grandfather Lee

Charles Norton Lee was born 13 March 1833 in Oakland County, Michigan, and died 23 October 1905, in his home on Berg Road in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.  Grandfather Lee was the son of Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee – … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandma Koontz!

Phebie Ann Gardner was born 156 years ago on October 19, 1862, in Falls Village, Connecticut to William G. [Wilhelm Gotthardt] and Mary Ann Cummings Gardner [Gaertner].  Great grandmother Koontz was the oldest child of great great grandmother Gardner and … Continue reading

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Minerva B. Jenks ….(1838-1911)

Great great grand aunt Minerva B Jenks Barnes Bolton Hall passed away 107 years ago on this date 18 October 1911, in Kelso, Washington.   Minerva was the youngest child of Morris and Almira Botsford Jenks, born on 8 May 1838 … Continue reading

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Roy and Ray Churches – 117 Years Ago

Twin sons, Raymond Charles and Roy Thomas were born to Robert Richard and Hannah Almira [Myra] Lee Churches on 15 October 1901.  The brothers were my first cousins, twice removed.  Aunt Myra was my great grandmother, Effie Lee Weaver’s sister.  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Justin Rosenthral Jenks!🎆🎂🎆

Justin Rosenthral Jenks, my first cousin, three times removed, was born 150 years ago today on 12 October 1868, to Leman Case Jenks and Lucinda Crandle.  Justin was the second son, following Albert Arlington (1856) in the birth order for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, GG Aunt Emmer!

Today marks the 162nd anniversary of the birth of my 2 times great aunt, Emmer Estelle Lee, 11 October 1856.  Aunt Emmer was the daughter of Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks.   She was followed in birth order by her … Continue reading

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