|I will be doing deep and extensive research (and list 'em all!) of my entire family tree which includes my ancestors and their dependents, meaning all of my cousins and their children!
My paternal line is Walker Morris Nichols, Raymond Wason Nichols, Walker Burr Nichols and on to John H. Nichols, all in Jackson County, Wisc.
Also, my maternal line is Alice Rankin, Isabelle Barney Rankin, Charles Miles Barney on to the 11th generation of which the Mayflower people - John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, Constance Hopkins, Stephen Hopkins (who went to 1609 Virginia).
I travelled to New England in the summer of 2003 and met some cousins and took pix and videos of cemeteries and my ancestors, plus more family info!
Below are pix of family : Dora, Suzie, my father and aunt Dorothy; the Rankins; Walker Burr Nichols and his family; others.
- Priscilla and John Alden with the house (525 KB)
The Alden Kindred of America is great for family lineage as I just found out that they're my ancestors on the Mayflower!
- Murdoch MacRae - Suzie's second husband (78 KB)
A similar portrait of Suzie's second husband, Murdoch MacRae, born in Scotland and a captain.
- The Rankin Tombstones at Sabinal Cem., Texas (157 KB)
Tombstones of the 2 Rankin ancestors born in Ireland who moved to Texas to live, in the 1850's. They were aunt & uncle to my great-grandfather, William Rankin.
- Grandpa Ray Nichols and his daughter Dorothy (30 KB)
My aunt Dorothy with Grandpa Ray Nichols, taken in the late 1910s.
- Grandma Dora's Application Form for her SSN card (130 KB)
Grandma Dora made out this application when she was 87! Note her explanation for father's name.
- The house of John and Priscilla Alden (my pix) (59 KB)
I visited this house at Duxbury, MA, and it has so many rooms for their 10+ children! Addition at right is a shop for souvenirs, also sign-in that I'm a descendant of theirs.
- Clara Eleanora Wason - WBN's spouse (143 KB)
She's the wife of Walker Burr Nichols, my great-grandpa, from the Black River Falls, Wisc. area.
- My father Walker, aunt Dorothy and Suzie (29 KB)
Walker's grandma Suzie with him and Dorothy.
- Dr. Stephen Freeman Spencer Wason - Clara's dad (226 KB)
According to county records, his name appeared often when delivering babies in the county.
- Aunt Dorothy (111 KB)
This is my aunt Dorothy (Hibler) in her later years.
- Walker Burr Nichols - my great-grandfather (1879) (91 KB)
He patented a harness item and prospered from it, had his own business as harness maker at BRF.
- Dorothy, Grandma Dora and Walker (39 KB)
Grandma Dora as a happy mother with Dorothy and my father.
- Summer W. Nichols - Grandpa Ray's favorite uncle (184 KB)
Taken in September 1941 - looking great with his own plumbing business in Milwaukee, Wisc.
- Herschel Walker Nichols - WBN's older brother (199 KB)
Look at his hands! Was a carpenter by trade and lived in Superior, Wisc. most of his life.
- Stones of George Moore and his 2nd wife Phebe (173 KB)
My great-great-great-grandfather George N. Moore's worn out stone and wife Phebe's, St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Loganton, PA.
- Esther "Essie" Maurice Nichols (right) and friend (222 KB)
Grand-aunt Essie had married Lowry L. Morrill and moved to DC where he ran the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Samuel Walker and his 2nd wife (tombstones) (118 KB)
My paternal great-great-great-grandfather Samuel Walker (and Esther Walker's stepmother) in Perkins Township, Ohio, cemetery.
- Stones of Lemuel Barney Sr and spouse Anna (103 KB)
At the Swanton, VT, cemetery there're many Barneys and this is my great-great-great-grandparents to view!
- This is Lowry Morrill's dad (a judge in Wisc) (466 KB)
Mr. Morrill at left and at right is a Wason relative (Doc Wason's nephew's wife).
- Will Rankin's family photo (before 1890) (50 KB)
Will, Eben, James, George (top), Lettie and Esther, (bottom) Isabelle, Esther [Grandma], Mag
- Harry's family photo taken after 1900 (434 KB)
Harry in center, Dad Will far right standing. Sis Katie in front of Harry. Not sure of others.
- Stones of Flavil (left) and Fannella Wright (66 KB)
At the Draper Hill Cemetery, Otsego County, NY. Their son Cyrus moved to Beaver Dam, WI, after their deaths. Eventually married Anna Pringle and they became parents of my great-grandma Nellie.
- William "Will" Rankin in 1926 (28 KB)
This is the pix of Grandpa Harry's dad, Will, in 1926. White hair indicates he had a good life.
- Moses Wason (left) and wife Polly (47 KB)
Dr. Stephen Wason's parents. At the cemetery by Corinth, VT. Many Wasons lived there and were buried there. They came from Northern Ireland (Antrim) and Scotland before that.
- Grandpa Harry's maternal grandma (78 KB)
Notation on back of pix "Grandma Marshall" - unnamed so far since cannot find her branch.
- Birth certificate of my mother, Alice Rankin (85 KB)
Here's the b/c of my mother, born in Minneapolis. Notice how her name was Isabel then crossed out in favor of Alice.
- The Hammerand Bros. and Garage (201 KB)
Harry's older sister Ester married a Hammerand. This pix shows their occupation, Portsmouth, IA.
- Marriage record of my great-grandpa, CM Barney (128 KB)
See how CM worked out with Nellie Wright to sign on so that they could get married and on the way to get me born!
- The Rankin Women (58 KB)
Harry's grandma Esther and Julia Brewster Rankin (bottom) and two unidentified at top.
- Grandma Dora, Suzie, Walker and Dorothy (29 KB)
Suzie was known as "Grandma Mac" because of her marriage to Murdoch MacRee (or McRae), her 2nd. A happy Dora with her 2 kids, Walker and Dorothy.
- Marriage record of my Rankin grandparents (133 KB)
Proof that Harry married Izzy in Hudson, WI, and not in Milwaukee or in Minneapolis as suspected.
- My great-grandma Susan "Suzie" McRae (74 KB)
Portrait of Suzie around 1900 taken from cousin Charley Jackson's Pennsylvania house.
- Jessie Morris Perry with her mother-in-law (27 KB)
"Aunt Jesse" at right grinning with a pretty smile beside her husband Jesse Perry's mom.
- Suzie in her later years (49 KB)
Grandma Dora's mom Suzie as how she looked in her late years.
- Jessie (Morris) Perry by her bedroom mirror (30 KB)
This setting is similar to that of Greta Garbo's "Ninotchka" scene, almost the same position of lips. 1939 movie. My grand-aunt Jessie. Pix of hubby at left.
- Pearl (Nichols) with hubby Lloyd Callendar (39 KB)
One of Grandpa Ray's younger sisters - not so much known of them - moved to Wilboux, MT and then to California. No known kids.
- Marriage record of my parents, Walker and Alice (99 KB)
They went to Souix Falls, SD, and got married there. Proof. At least I'm satisfied that I'm not a bastard, and can tell anyone saying that off.