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Kay Meyerett (#47667930)
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Bio Photo I live near Riverside, California. I'll be glad to help with photo requests.
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I am not on Ancestry. I have a tree in Archives.

I don't know how far along you are on the tree.. but I should tell you we are related to George Washington through Tressa's father, Robert Anderso Ashburn. This was confirmed through a DNA profile I had through Ancestry kit.

You're right, so many secrets. For my whole life, I was told we were part Native American. DNA kit proved I have none.

I really wish we could find more on Morris. You would be my mother's cousin and Morris my great grandfather.

I can look for some photos for you.

Added by suemh on Apr 12, 2015 11:52 AM
RE: Dorothy M Nelsen Chizek Bazar

My mother was Dorothy's daughter, Betty. She passed away last December.

I tried to get as much information from her, but she didn't really have much to share.

My grandmother told me that her grandmother who raised her was Native American. What I found in doing the family tree is that Tressa's mother passed away and her father, Robert Ashburn, remarried and they had additional children. I believe that 2nd wife,is the person who raised my grandmother and I believe she was Native American.

Growing up, I spent most weekends with my grandmother. I was born on her birthday and we were quite close. We would often go to Beulah's home which was also in S. Omaha. I remember meeting Maurice once. If I remember correctly, he was visiting from out of town. I know there is a photo of the 3 siblings together. I will try to find it for you, if you'd like

As for Morris and Tressa (Lorraine), he was born in Denmark and they married young. I found information that he died when Dorothy was very young. What I can't confirm is that the couple split up before he died. For whichever reason, Tressa was not able to care for all her children.

Dorothy didn't know she had siblings. While working at a S. Omaha packing plant, she became friends with Beulah. They came to realize that they were sisters. They were best friends throughout their lives. I'm not sure how either one of them caught up to Maurice. My grandmother was also tight lipped about most of it.

I know she had it rough growing up but she was a very independent woman, who wss ahead of her time. She married at 15 and had 3 children. My biological grandfather, I am told, was very abusive. She got out of that situation and my mother broke contact with him.

Beulah was a very funny person. She had like 10- 12 kids. She had a myna bird in a cage near the bathroom. Whenever you went in the bathroom, it would give a wolf whistle. While you were in there, it would shout, "I know what you are doing in there!", repeatedly. To this day, I still dislike birds.

Beulah also had a pet monkey. It wore a diaper and doll clothes. I remember her grandkids playing with it. A couple of times it got loose in the neighborhood. That was always exciting!

Both Beulah and Dorothy became diabetic. Beulah had amputations but didn't watch what she ate. Dorothy on the other hand, watched everything she ate and even weighed her food. She stubbed her toe, it became infected and was amputated at the knee. About 6 weeks later, she passed away. Beulah passed before Dorothy and she was devastated.

Unfortunately, I am unable to give you very much information on Tressa and Morris. I do know that Tressa remarried Fred McGill. My mother never met them but she thinks they were divorced. She also told me that some people referred to Tressa as Tessa.

Please let me know if I can help you with any other questions.


Added by suemh on Apr 11, 2015 2:54 PM
Yuki Battan
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No problem Kay! There was also a Lawrence R. McKulla there. I took a pic, but cant find a name on here to link it to. Email me if you want me to send it to you.


Added by Yuki Battan on Sep 05, 2013 12:05 AM

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