|Kathie L. Webb Blair (#47399339)|
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I am a great great great granddaughter of John Burkhart who arrived at what is now Albany, OR in 1847. One of his sons, Leander Columbus Burkhart, was married to Melissa Ann Davidson of the Hezekiah & Melissa Davidson family of Polk County. They had traveled with the Burkharts to Oregon. Leander & Melissa had a daughter, Nellie Olivia Burkhart, who married & had a daughter named Pearl Laura Baker. Pearl fell in love with Harry Hoyt Taylor, a school mate. It was a match made in Heaven. They married & had 2 daughters; the older one, Helen, married a Hungarian doctor who had fled Hitler's madness; they lived & died in New York. The younger one, Patricia, was my mother. She is buried with her parents at the Multnomah Park Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. I live in Southeast Portland, Oregon with my black cat, Shadow. I have an older sister living in Portland and a younger sister living in Corbett. My only son lives in SW Washington. I also have a married niece & married nephew living in the area & a niece, sister & brother-in-law living in California. I have been creating a Family Tree since mid-Oct. 2010; little did I know what I was getting in to. I was able to use many of my mother's old records from the 1960s-1980s, but have been so thankful for the age of computers & also for "Find A Grave", which has helped me sort out so many of my Burkhart, Ellis, Baltzell, Taylor, & Davidson relatives on my mother's side, mostly in Oregon, and my Webb, Gatlin, Warters, Uzzell & Lassiter relatives as well as all of the people they married on my father's side, mostly in Georgia & the Carolinas, and my son's father's family. I truly appreciate all of the time and effort all of you have spent creating this site; it's right up my alley as I enjoy sorting things out & solving puzzles, putting things in order, etc. I was a Social Services Worker for many yrs., but had to retire due to severe migraines; I now have problems with Reynaud's making my hands cold, pretty severe arthritis so I need to have both knees replaced & a right ankle I sprained for the 5th time in 8/2012. I've been told I have no tendons left which all explains why I am not as mobile as I used to be (and miss it!). I was hoping to get new knees last year, 2012, just in time for my 61st birthday, but some other issues arose. I've not been able to spend as much time on my family tree & memorials as I'd like, need about a week non stop to catch up. In the mean time, I spend what time I can researching & rediscovering my ancestors who came to Oregon (stopping along the way in VA., TN., MO., ILL., Iowa, TX & CA) in 1847 and settled portions of the Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon. I also have a 1st cousin who was in Virginia who was helping me rediscover my father's side of the family, which I, sadly, know almost nothing about. I have another cousin living in the San Diego area of CA. I need to get in touch with him. The other cousin prefers hand written letters. I hope I'll hear back from him. I am finding, via Find A Grave, many more cousins throughout the United States, which is really exciting; I am still hoping to hear from my one remaining uncle in the mid West. I have recently found Jewish heritage under the names of Mayer, Freiburger & Huepfer going way back (to the mid 1600's)to when some family left Germany and ended up in Johnson Co., Georgia, America, among other places. I wish I knew more. In case you can't tell, I do tend to get side tracked frequently, especially when it comes to the graves of "little ones", Veterans & others without any flowers, & will leave flowers or an Angel for them, especially if they have none there, which I find incredibly sad. I ran into a Vietnam Vet at a grocery store Summer 2012, who rides at funerals (The Patriot Guard). I actually was brave enough to go up to him and thank him & shake his hand; I told him about Find A Grave & gave him the web site address. I hope he looked us up! Thanks to all of you so much for all of your help as I am only human, am just striving to be better, One Day at a Time. When my computer was hacked July 2011, I missed Find A Grave the most! I'm so glad my son's been calling me regularly; he has a good job that takes him out of the state alot and has moved up to Washington. I also talk with my dad, who is a World War II vet, & is now 88, every week. I am so grateful he is still around. I have also heard from relatives whose family came to Oregon about the same time mine did and they settled not too far from where my family did. Talk About A Small World! May God take care of everyone. You are some very special people, as if you didn't know! I also use familysearch.org site which can be very helpful..******Spend time with your loved ones while you have them. I spent time with my nephew and his bride and my younger sister on Christmas Eve, 2012. It was wonderful. Thank You Father. My niece is newly married to a wonderful gentle man she has known & cared about for many years; I am so happy for them. |
********My sponsor of almost 35 years has been severely disabled with a broken tailbone. I got a lovely card from her the day after my birthday and I never would've thought my 62nd birthday would've been as great as it was, especially with the storms, but it was great hearing from my son & my dad and my sister made me dinner, so all was good. My knee, ankle & foot problems continue to plague me to the extent that I had a cortisone injection in each knee on Oct 1st, as I'd been bedridden for the past week or so, hope it heals well. I finally got a new computer back on Sept 1st. I am totally frustrated, not always following my doctor's orders, but trying to. My new email address is working out much better although I am checking yahoo about once a month to deal with causes I believe in. Please continue to use my gmail address from now on. Thank you so much. Take care and stay warm, preferably with someone you care about. Happy Autumn to All.Change is in the wind. I pray it all works out for the best.
With All Sincerity,
Kathie L. Webb-Blair (& my black cat, Shadow), in Portland, Oregon, USA. Oct 2nd, 2013
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Thanks for contacting me about the duplicate concerning my memorial for Ellen Welch. I have since deleted one of them, but unfortunately the one which I deleted had your memorial flowers on it. I chose to delete this one because the memorial I kept had a photo of Ellen's tombstone on it. If you would be so kind ... please just go to memorial # 98043862 to leave another flower tribute for Ellen.
|Michele Ball||Elizabeth M. Mathews|
...has been transferred to you.
I have added the additional information and found your entries for his parents.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Added by Ann on Nov 26, 2013 8:04 PM
|Bobbie O'Barr||RE: John Brown Maxwell|
You are very welcome, Kathie, and a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
|Ron Mancil||RE: Thomas J Gatlin|
Glad you liked the photo. It was a hard one to find. Looked for Annie but no luck. May be unmarked next to Thomas.
|Rev. Steve Martinez||Re: Shirley Stella Griego|
thank you for the kind words of comfort regarding my mother.
My apologies for not contacting you sooner. My computer access is very limited.
i am coping with losing mom, but I will always miss her.
Again, thanks again for Your kind words. have a happy holiday season, and God Bless.
Rev. Stephen Daniel-Griego Martinez
|Bobbie O'Barr||Re: John Brown Maxwell|
Hi, Cathie.....Thanks for bringing these incorrect dates to my attention. I was using the info in his obituary when I created the memorial, but it seems it was incorrect.
I have added more info to his memorial, please check it and let me know if you don't agree with it.
|Fredrick Tucker||Verna Felton|
Since you wrote so much of your love for Verna Felton, I thought you may like to know about the biography of her I wrote for Bear Manor Media Publishing. Available on Amazon or on the Bear Manor site. 768 pages with over 200 rare photos from Verna's own collection. Lots of inside stories on all of her six Disney features. I think you'd enjoy if you're a reader. Thanks.
|Sue Lynch||Alexander Davidson|
Thank you so much for your entry on Alexander Davidson and his wife Anna Bridges. I am a descendant of their son william. You made my day, week and year with all of your valuable information.
Thank you again!!
|Anonymous||RE: Priscilla Burkhart Brown|
My black cat is Jinx, lost my 24 year old in Jan, and the last two before that lived to be right at 20 each. Now also have 2 more Tazy and Scooter, they'll probably out live me!
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