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Tales,Trails,Trials,Tracks,Treads,`n Treasures by D.Pierce

Updated May 16, 2003

David R.J.A.M.T.G. Pierce
, Massachusetts United States

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The information gathered here on this 'homepage'
has been primarily a singular effort conducted by
myself, an amateur genealogist, done on the home
hobby level.

It is my intention to record the facts as I know
them to be.

In the instances where supposition is used, I will
try to note the record accordingly.

This is a personal effort for my own satisfaction
and may be used as a point of reference for those
interested in it's content for their own research.

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Paternal lineage will reference Pierce, Hand, Reed, Richards,and Hutchinson .

Special reference will be made initially to bring
to light any and all information about my biological
paternal grandfather Edward E HAND.

Kenneth,my father chose not to record or share
information relating to Edward. The facts as we know
them at this time are that he (Edward) was divorced from
my paternal grandmother (IVA REED),who retained Kenneth Cecil
HAND (my father)and raised him and four others, ....children
of her second marriage to Fred Pierce.

Kenneth in a personal interview, reported that he changed
his surname out of respect to the man who acted as his father.

Because of the fact of biological lineage, there is to be
almost no reference to Fred Pierce - excepting in the case
of where the relationship to the children of Ivanilla Reed
do connect those children of Kenneth Cecil HAND.{herein after
called Kenneth Cecil Pierce }.

One of his first recorded use of Pierce was at the time
that he joined and served in the army during World War One.

Supposition- It is easy to understand how a child being
raised without intimate information of one parent would be
influenced by the provider parent figure. Edward Hand's
last reported contact with his son Kenneth was while he
{Kenneth} was in basic training for the army. At that time,
Kenneth refused to speak to Edward. Kenneth stated " He ain't
no god-damned father to me, and you can tell him that I said
that. Tell him I don't want anything to do with him".

Subsequently my research has shown that Edward had married
Daphne/Darlene[none] just after the turn of the century and
produced five chldren in the Everett Massachusetts area. At this
time, I haven't been able to confirm more about Edward. His
parents were Henry Hand and Jennie (possibly McGinnis).

Supposition . There is some evidence (unconfirmed) that
Kenneth was aware of five Hand siblings and in the fifties,
began a relationship, albeit business, with his half-brother
Arthur. Those children of Edward are:
Francis, Arthur, Annette, Justine, Ernest as listed on the
1920 census in Everett, Massachusetts .

Kenneth was married twice. The first marriage was to Maude
Davis who died of cancer after beginning to raise their only
son Kenneth Cecil Pierce [jr]. Kenneth [sr] then married
Ozilda Aurora Choquette. Together, they had four children:
Winthrop Reed Pierce,
Ronald Dean George Pierce,
David Robert Joseph Anthony Michael Thomas Gary Pierce,
Penny Marie Collette Pierce {now Flood}.
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Maternal lineage will reference Choquette, Lamoreaux
Daneaux, Hamel.

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