Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wood Posterity as of 2018

K D and CS Wood Married 11 June 1946
Posterity as of  2018

6 - Children

30 - Grand Children

59 - Great Grand Children
 4 - Gr Great Grand Children

Monday, April 9, 2018

Family Reunion 2016 Video

Reasor Odds Are - Reunion 2016 from Cook Shack on Vimeo.

You may have to go the "Reasor Odds Are - Reunion 2016" or "Cook Shack" link to see this video full screen width. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Grandma's Family History Time

We make time for Family History at our family reunions.

Family History Topic - Reunion 2017 

Ancestral Legacy of Conversion
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized 6 April 1830.  You had grandparents converted and baptized by January 1831. 

Color in your Grandparents who were converted and baptized in their own lifetime.  

(2016 Grandfathers who participated in the Revolutionary War.)
(2015 Shake the Hand - of your grandmother who shook the hand of a grandparent who shook the hand of Joseph Smith the Prophet...)
(2014 Mother To Mother Pedigree Line - with pictures.)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Family Portraits are Priceless

around 1908
Seated front left to right - Elizabeth CURL BELL (1839-1933), Rilla Madge REASOR, mother Elizabeth Jane BELL REASOR (1863-1947), Standing from left to right - unknown boy, John Washington BELL (1839-1916), unknown boy, Vollie Forest REASOR, Lillie Belle LYTLE REASOR (1887-1985), Edgar Webster REASOR (1885-1953), Etta Gertrude Reasor HALL. 

around 1916
from left: Richard Sylvan "Bood" (1900-1967), Vollie Forrest (1895-1965), Etta Gertrude (1887-1965), Edgar Webster (1885-1953), Roscoe Craig (1883-1964), and their mother Elizabeth Jane BELL REASOR (1863-1947).

back from left - Richard Sylvan "Bood" (1900-1967), Edgar Webster REASOR (1885-1953), Lillie Bell LYTLE REAOSR (1887-1985), tucked back Elizabeth Jane BELL REASOR (1863-1947), Mary Alice BELL HAMMOND (1862-1927), Gladys Gwendolyn REAOSR LINTON SUDDARTH (1909-2000), Center from left - Gerald Lester REASOR (1914-1990), Glen Winford (1910-1984), skip to girls in front of Gladys are Opel Ruth Hall and Goldia Blanche REASOR GOLDMAN MILLER (1913-1998). front from left twins - Gordon Lloyd REASOR (1917-1999), Garland Lee REASOR (1917-2004). and their grandmother Elizabeth CRUL BELL (1839-1933).

around 1930
Children of Edgar Webster and Lillie Belle LYTLE REASOR


front left to right - twin Gordon Lloyd REASOR (1917-1999), Gerald Lester REASOR (1914-1990),
Glen Winford (1910-1984) , twin Garland Lee REASOR (1917-2004), back left to right - Gladys Gwendolyn REAOSR LINTON SUDDARTH (1909-2000),  Lillie Belle LYTLE REASOR (1887-1985), Edgar Webster REASOR (1885-1953), Goldia Blanche REASOR GOLDMAN MILLER (1913-1998).

Ancestry Chain: RSC, BR, MRR, Garland Lee REASOR, Edgar Webster REASOR and Lillie Belle LYTLE, Daniel Breckenridge REASOR and Elizabeth Jane BELL, John Washington BELL and Elizabeth CURL.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

More of the Story

Read Monuments and Markers - Shadrach Roundy linked here.

Shadrach Roundy 
Painting  by Jordan Reasor Anjewierden, for 2017 First Annual Kirtland Art Gathering, works about residents of Kirtland in the 1830's, shown in Kirtland, Ohio LDS Visitors Center.

I was Jim's colleague at Nebraska when I learned of his extra credit opportunity. I moved on to the Univ. of Minnesota, and one day an advertising class student asked about extra credit. Without thinking, I offered identification of Shadrach Roundy.

A week later, they were perplexed. "Are you SURE Shadrach Roundy is related to advertising?" My response, "No.This a challenge to your effort and imagination."

A week later, no success and more grumbling. So I offered a clue, unlike Jim. Minneapolis is hundreds of miles from Fremont, not just 50. My clue: his name is on a monument in Fremont, NE.

On the due date, 4 students submitted correct response. Three, working independently, had taken the path I expected. Not finding a phone listing for a Freemont Historical Society, they found that Fremont is in Dodge County. They did find a listing for a Dodge County Historical Society, and each called to inquire. The perplexed person who answered took pity and identified Mr. Roundy.

The 4th student haunted the library, and one of the librarians made this her quest too. For 3 weeks, nothing. But a 2 days before the deadline, she told him she had a clue. Some historical account of an election identified "the Mormon, Shadrach Roundy" as a candidate's supporter . . but nothing further.

The student went to the [local Mormon Family History Libray] and asked to use their library. They agreed, but saw that he was not successful and asked who he was looking for. None were familiar with Shadrach Roundy. But one said there was a member, Paul Roundy, in St. Paul.

Once the student convinced him he was legit, the 3-times great-grandson of Shadrach Roundy provided the needed information. He knew a lot about his ancestor, but not about the monument in Freemont.

That night, I called Jim and told him the story. He volunteered to take some photos of the monument and send them for the student to take to Paul Roundy.

Dial forward 6 years, about 1985. I am back in the advertising business in Dallas. At some point I shared my Shadrach Roundy story with my employees. Dial forward again. One day the company librarian tells me she's getting calls from students and the U of Texas at Dallas, asking about Shadrach Roundy. One of my guys was teaching a course there. Someone had asked about extra credit.

Dial forward again, to 2010 . . eating a sandwich at my desk in Raleigh, and Shadrach came into my mind. In 15-seconds, I had everything about Shadrach Roundy on my computer monitor. Thanks Google. So, no more extra credit opportunities. 

But everyone in my family can tell you about this old Mormon. It is almost like he is a member of our family too. 

Comment by David left at Monuments and Markers - Shadrach Roundy 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sarah WORLEY JONES Obituary

Corrections to type history: survived by the following children Cyrus [W.]
 Corrections to type history: Funeral Services of Mrs. [Sarah] W. Jones

Emigrating with her [younger sister Catherine Worley the year before their parents.]

Monday, December 25, 2017

Family Christmas Eve Nativity

The year is not always recorded but the tradition plays on.
Family Christmas Eve Nativity
Dress the Parts, Read from the Scriptures, and Carol.

Elders Jacobs and Rudd
Bill and Joan Ziska



2010 Elder Lemon