December 29, 1997
To whom it may concern:
The following family tree information has been compiled with the hopes that all interested family members have the ability to learn a little about their ancestors.
It is hoped that our descendants will continue to add information to the family tree and keep it current and pass the tree down from generation to generation. Obviously, it is much easier to record current family information in a timely manner then to wait until one has to research documents.
The information obtained for this family tree document was obtained from relatives and other sources. The first source of information was my mother Birdie Eva Giamarvo. She is currently 89 years old and in relatively good health. She is still living by herself in her home, in Colorado Springs. She remembers very will days at home when her dad was a farmer and worked in the wheat fields in Kansas and Oklahoma. She was always sad that she could not remember her mother as she was only one year old at the time of her death. She does recall all other family members. She talks to Aunt Pearl who is now 90 years old and living in Kansas. Aunt (Mabel Pearl Fisher) writes to mom often. She is quite active with the retirement center that she lives in. She makes arts and crafts and sends mom many fruits of her labor.
My mother provided me with three documents. The first being the family tree of the descendants of Samuel Billings and Elizabeth Jones. The document ended with my name, but was retyped by someone and included additional information and ended with the family of John Boyd Jr. and Dolores Lenora Titus. According to mom the first document was prepared by Aunt (Bertha Iona Billings). Documents not dated.
The third document, is a family tree prepared by Jackie Lynn Fisher and Janico Gayle Thornton Fisher in 1967 - 68. This tree provides the family history of ancestors starting with the children of Jackie, Kevin Shawn Fisher and Laura Lynn Fisher. This document provides additional ancestral information on the Fisher and Van Tassel side of our family. It contains interesting facts and stories about family members.
PS: My wonderful mother passed away September 12, 2000
Samuel Victor Giamarvo