Gayle Wells' grandfather
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Anna Hatch Cramer's great-grandmother
Most accounts name her Maria Thompson, but granddaughter Jean Mariah insisted she was named after her grandmother and that’s how it was to be spelled and pronounced.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Nita Welch's mother
Ruth Blanche Hatch was named after her aunt Ruth and Emmeline Blanche Wells (no relation), since her mother Annie was heavily involved in the early Relief Society efforts and admired Emmeline. She is the only great-grandparent I met, and lived to be 101--a lifetime which spanned carriage to spaceship.
|Blanche at age 18 in 1901|
Sunday, July 31, 2011
John Welch's great-great-grandfather
Today is the anniversary of his christening, since Nicholas Welch's actual day of birth in May is unknown, and the poor guy died working in the swamps of Nauvoo, so he deserves an especially cheery celebration.
|Nicholas' name on plaque of Nauvoo deaths|