Jones Family History 3 results

Charley Jones, Born October 15th

Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small gave us a new 52 Ancestors challenge for 2015. Each week, we have a different theme about which to write. It’s quite the challenge, but I love meeting it and reading how everyone interprets each week. Week four is "closest to your birthday."   Discovering an ancestor who has a birthday close to mine usually causes me to think a bit more about how life would have been for that person. I'm not really sure why, but it becomes ...

52 Ancestors #20: From Grandma Moore

I don’t remember my Grandma Moore. She died when I was 2 years old. The only thing I have that connects me directly to her is a book titled “The Real Mother Goose” that she gave to me for Christmas in 1976. On the inside front cover, she wrote “To: Nicole, From: Grandma Moore, Christmas 1976.” The book was well used and now sits on Noodle’s bookshelf. Mildred Isabell Jones was born on August 10, 1912 to Charley and Verna Jones in Minnesota. She was Charley and Verna’s only ...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #6 Marion Veronica Essler

One thing I find most frustrating about being relatively young and tracing family history is that I don't hold much of the actual history in my own memory.  Someday I will, I suppose.  Now, however, I rely a lot on older relatives and old books that have bits and pieces of the puzzle. Unfortunately, I'm at the age where I'm missing some of those key story tellers.  Why don't we ever think to write things down when we have the chance? It's always after we've lost someone that we ...