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Monica (#46495414)
 member for 15 years, 9 months, 9 days
Dorothy Smith
Deborah Gannett
#1 Deborah's last name is not Sampson it is SAMSON. No P in her name.
Her other daughter was Mary/Polly Gannett b 17 Dec 1787 in Sharon, Ma
and Patience (not Patricia) was b 25 Nov 1790, Norfolk married a Gay. she is my husband's ancestor. He lived in Easton and I lived in Canton with Sharon in between!!
He also worked on the surroundings of the statue that was built in Boston of Deborah, the only heroine in the United States to have a statue.

My husband has the Gay's in his family along with Payne/Paines and many other original names in Massachusetts.
He may have been a Smith was very pleased with all of the families that were connected to it.


Added by Dorothy Smith on May 27, 2014 12:48 PM

Johnny Olson
Hi Monica,

I have a few facts to help you complete your memorial to Johnny Olson.

Johnny and his wife Penny are in the Mausoleum of Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg (Greenbrier County) West Virgina. They share a wall niche in the northwest section of the main corridor.

I've added two photos to your memorial page.

Also, if you would like, I'm sending some additional items that I recently wrote about him, and you are free to use this if you like.

Kind Regards, Eddie

Television and radio announcer. Born in Windom, Minnesota, Johnny Olson obtained his first job at a radio station in 1928. In 1944 his career had advanced to the networks, and he became the announcer for several quiz shows.

By the late 1940s, Olson moved to television. In 1958 he was chosen as the announcer for the final year of the original "Name That Tune." He emceed many well-known games shows, including "To Tell The Truth" and "What's My Line." He also worked as the announcer for "The Jackie Gleason Show."

In 1972 Olson was chosen as the announcer for the revival of the game show "The Price Is Right," a position he held from the first episode until his death. In this role he became a sidekick to the show's host, Bob Barker, and Olson was often given camera exposure as he bantered with Barker. Olson's call to the contestants "Come On Down" became a well-known catch phrase.

In 1973 Olson began a nine year stint with the revival of the "Match Game" show, creating a second catch phrase "Get Ready To Match The Stars!" On one occasion Olson had to fill in as a panelist for a star who failed to arrive in time for the show's taping.

In his off time, Olson enjoyed living at his beloved farm near Lewisburg, West Virgina. Upon his death he was taken back to this area for burial.

(Facts gathered from Johnny Olson: A Voice in Time by Randy West)

Added by EddieM on Jan 26, 2010 12:00 PM


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