Category Archives: Women Ancestors

Mom – Diana (Dee) Lee Cork Kemp Turner Joy Sybrandt (1943-2011)

In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to remember my Mother on what would have been her 73rd birthday. Ours was a complicated relationship; while we always shared a love for one another, sometimes we had a difficult time … Continue reading

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Jane (Jennie) Letitia Gammon (1834-1925) – Heroic Daughter, Nurse to Confederate Soldiers and Educator

I was first intrigued by Jennie, when I saw her name on the notable persons list at Old Gray’s cemetery with the description “Helping nurse the wounded, CSA”.  We don’t often know the stories of the women who lived through … Continue reading

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Bertha C. Cork Vye – It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself

Sorry for the delay in postings these last few months, but as many of my loyal readers/friends know, I have moved from Seattle to Knoxville, TN. I am still in transition, so genealogy is taking a back seat to other … Continue reading

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Who was Elizabeth (?) “Lizzie” Arro Perez Vargas?

I have just returned from a road trip to California and Arizona to see my family.  Part of journey’s focus was to find out more about my father’s mother’s family who lived in the Santa Cruz area.  Having not grown … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Women: Now and Then

I am thankful I am a woman in the United States in 2013. I am thankful for toilets, clean water, antibiotics and the right to vote. But today, I am thankful that brilliant women can have an idea, make a … Continue reading

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