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Wanda Powers (#47400068)
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Bio Photo I have been working on family history for several years. I work is mainly with the lines of Mayo, Ogg, Leibfritz, Pemberton, Proctor, Hawkins, Hancock, Moore, Pigg, Blanton, Turney, Raney/Rainey, and Scott families and various other branches of the families. My in-laws are Powers, Simpkins, Everett, Jennings, Bass, Cook and Taylor Most of the relatives came from Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany.

Most of my research has been in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.

If any of the memorials I have created are in your line (but not in mine) I will be happy to transfer same to your care. Any changes or corrections you have are welcomed.

I am working in Find A Grave to get most of the family listed there and asking the professional ancestry contributors that have made basic entries to transfer them to a family member or to me so that we can get the families linked and make sure the information is as correct as possible to make it possible for other members to find their loved ones. Pictures of markers or headstones have been a blessing for those of us who have been unable to travel to the cemetery. Also we find where members of past generations are buried when this information is lost.

Always interested in contact with anyone who is a relative and might have more information, pictures, etc. Verification of information is extremely important.
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Cathy Gowdy
RE: Donna Cool
Not sure if I ever answered your Find A Grave query re Donna Marie Cool ... I have found 3 marriages for her. The one to Fayazzo was the first. She married 2nd to Theodore B Stevens in Sonoma County July 27, 1969. The 3rd marriage was to James H Hart in Mendocino County on Oct. 5, 1985.
That's all I know. I am not related to her in any way.

Added by Cathy Gowdy on Apr 05, 2015 10:24 AM
Cathy Gowdy
RE: Donna Cool
Added by Cathy Gowdy on Apr 05, 2015 10:21 AM
Syd Gardner
The duplicate memorial ~

for Earl Pemberton has been deleted.
Added by Syd Gardner on Mar 22, 2015 6:06 AM
Don Boatwright
RE: James and Harold Junior Wells
Wanda, The James in the census appears to be in error for Harold Junior "Hal" Wells. The majority of the family called him Junior and some Hal but no James. A couple of years ago I asked Harold Junior "Hal" Wells if he was named after his father (Harry Wells) given that he was named Junior. He (Harold Junior "Hal" Wells) replayed the store of how he came to be named, His brother Marion had a friend named Harold Junior (unknown last name) that fell into a hog scolding vat and died as a result of the burns received, this occurred around the same time that Harry and Lottie were expecting their last baby, Marion asked his parents if he could name the baby if it was a boy, which it was and Marion named him after his friend Harold Junior. That cleared up a lot of confusion on my part. Don
Added by Don Boatwright on Mar 12, 2015 2:23 PM
Don Boatwright
RE: Charlotte Ellen (Lottie) Pemberton
Wanda Charlotte Ellen "Lottie" Pemberton in my maternal grandmother, wife of Harry Henry Wells and they married 22 Jun 1919 in Delta, Delta Co. CO., the daughter of James Elijah Pemberton and Mary L Bland (I met James only ones around 1955 at apx. 9 yoa & have a veg recollection of him being slender and tall wearing bib overalls and a hat. We, my parents with my grandparents and my brother, drove to the house that James's was building or remodeling on the southern Oregon coast, as I remember it he was living in the house alone.) Harry and Lottie had ten children as follows:
Marion Herbert Wells, 12 Apr 1921 - 25 Feb 1993.
Leona Emeline Wells, 20 Jul 1922 - 30 Aug 1924.
Sylvia Elizabeth Wells, 20 Mar 1925 - 08 Jun 2009.
Ruby Maxine Wells, 05 Oct 1927 - 16 Oct 1927
Margaret Arlene Wells, 08 Aug 1928 - 20 Dec 2010.
Rosemarie Wells, 1930 still living in OR.
Harold Junior Wells, 1932 still Living in OR.
Carl Laverne Wells, 16 Oct 1934 - 26 Dec 1935.
Roscoe Wells, 02 Mar 1936 -02 Mar 1936.
Boliver Wells,02 Mar 1936 -02 Mar 1936.
The surviving siblings were sure that one of the twins was names Roscoe and the other either Boliver or Sydney but the majority thought it was Boliver, no family documents to confirmed which. I have very little information on the James Elijah Pemberton side of the family aside from that on his Obit.. I am not sure if the Jim you are referring to in the 1940 censes Lottie's father of her brother in-law James Gilmore "Jim" Wells, 07 Mar 1920 - 22 May 1986 I don't know if Jim lived with Harry and Lottie at the time of the censes but probable not as the and his wife Gwyneth were married in Jul 1939, so if Gwyneth is also listed on the censes, then it is him. I have family photos of Lottie if you are interested let me know how to get them to you. If I may ask where is James E Pemberton in relation to your family tree??
Thank You Don Boatwright
Added by Don Boatwright on Mar 11, 2015 2:21 AM
Cheryl Hanson
James Pemberton
Hi Wanda,

I was not aware of the other marriage but I have added the information to his memorial.

Thank you,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Feb 21, 2015 5:19 AM
Lynn Williams
RE: Lula May Ostrom
I heard from the person who had created the duplicate today. They had me add the names of both Lula's husbands to her memorial. Check it out!
Added by Lynn Williams on Jan 09, 2015 6:20 PM
Lynn Williams
Lula May Ostrom
Hi Wanda. I don't know who Lula's husband was; however, she is buried next to Herbert Ostrom, who was about 15 years younger than she was. If the difference in their ages was less, I would assume he was her husband. In any case, he may have been - I just don't know.

The Lula Mae Pemberton Huffington memorial appears to be a duplicate made several years after the memorial I made in 2006. I have contacted the person who made that memorial to let them know. If it is a duplicate, they should remove it.

Added by Lynn Williams on Jan 08, 2015 11:18 PM
Daniel Lee Cunningham
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 65111638
I would say yes. The 1940 census lists Jordan , Josephine, Maxine b. 1932, and Mary b. 0 yrs. living in the household of Blucher Paradise. C D 14 Davidson Cty, Tennessee.
Added by Daniel Lee Cunningham on Aug 31, 2014 4:17 PM
Roy Brownlee Newton Jr
Thank you for the info. Have updated memorial page.
Added by Carla on Aug 25, 2014 7:44 AM
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