Monday, March 25, 2013


Obessed, Obession, fixated, one-track, preoccupied, lost in, hounded, nagged, vexed, and maybe even bewitched.  All of the above is a discription of me this past month or two. 

Let me catch you up to speed here.  Ancestry posted a 98% match to me on DNA.  None of the names were names I had been researching in my tree.  Wow, I thought, this is the link to my father.  I was giddy with excitement.  Ancestry said the hit was possibly a third cousin.  This is close. 

The more I worked on the names in the tree the more frustrated I got.  Nothing was adding up.  My people were coming from IA, MN, SD, England, and Germany.  The 98% match was all from VA, NC, AR, and England.  HELP!

I got on the phone to my brother and told him about my frustration.  He said okay it's time I had my DNA done on Ancestry to see where we stand with your match.  He did and he is also a 98% match to this hit.  Now this eliminates any possibilities of this being from my father's side.  My brother and I have the same mother but different fathers.  Back to the drawing board.

A month and some has been lost to my frenzy researching the 98% match.  My writing took a back seat.  So here I am with only one new page to take to my writer's group tonight, not twelve pages.  I'll never get this book finished!

One way to look at it is that I have a GREAT picture of my 98% match.  I can tell you where they were born, raised, married, and all of their children.  But I can't find the match to me.  We are supposed to share the third great grandparents.  It isn't happening right now.  Either I have the wrong information or 98% does.  AND that can happen.

I once had my husband chase one of my Green ancestors to Duboise, WY only to find out I had the wong Sarah Green.  I had her married to Richard Green when in fact she married William Davis.  It is so easy to do.  But if you don't chase those leads you never know.  We did get to go to the Cheyene Rodeo though before we went to Duboise.  And the vacation was great.  I'd like to go again.  Let me see, oh yes, I did find one the Barnes relatives in northern WY through DNA.  Guess I could go visit them after the rodeo again.  Yes, we like rodeos!

Well back to work...........writing!

Until then.................................................. 


Obits from Sun 24 Mar 2013 San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, TX

BAKER, Virginia Mann b. 13 Jul 1932 Laredo, TX  d. 22 Mar
BARRERA, Ernest Gabriel  b. 28 Oct 1962  d. 18 Mar
BOWMAN, Jackson R. (Jack) CSM USA (ret)  b. 3 Feb 1927 Marfa, TX  d. 19 Mar
BRADSHAW, Michael Robert  b. 19 Jun 1945 Slaton, TX  d. 18 Mar
BRIGHT, Billy Joe  b. 12 Aug 1934  d. 17 Mar
BROWN, Carlton E. Sr.  b. 31 Jan 1930 Gloucester, NJ  d. 17 Mar
CARTELLI, Yvonne Dee "Dee Dee" Wilson  b. 23 Aug 1960 San Antonio, TX  d. 16 Mar
CORTE, Robert Michael  b. 12 Jun 1963  d. 22 Mar
CROWTHER, Travis Poole  b. 12 Apr 1929 San Antonio, TX  d. 12 Mar
DALME, Wilma Anneliese b. 30 Nov 1927  d. 11 Mar
DELAROSA, Escolastico  b. 10 Feb 1920 Lockhart, TX  d. 21 Mar
DELGADO, Diamantia "Welita" E.  b. 27 Sep 1919 d. 19 Mar
DELGADO,  63 yrs  d. 19 Mar
ECKLES, Ronald Stephen  b. 1 Jul 1952  d. 20 Mar
ELIZONDO, Mrs. Argentina H.  b. 18 Dec 1924 San Antonio, TX  d. 21 Mar Portage, MI
FERNANDEZ, Inez G.  b. 30 Apr 1940  d. 20 Mar
FORSBERG, Elizabeth  b. 28 Mar 1925 Boston, MA  d. 11 Mar
FOWLER, Geoffrey G.  73 yrs  d. 14 Mar
FRANKLIN, Barbara Davis  d. Mar 2013
FRIESENHAHN, Irene Cecilla b. 22 Mar 1932  d. 21 Mar
GARCIA, Victoria G.  75 yrs  d. 19 Mar
GORMAN, Gertrude (Trudy) Irma  b. 22 Dec 1930 Taylor, TX   D. 20 Mar
GREEN, George  70 yrs  d. 20 Mar
HANCOCK, Joseph Leland  b. 6 Aug 1914 Proffit, TX  d. 18 Mar
HOLZHAUS, Gerald jacob  b. 9 Jul 1940 Castroville, TX  d. 22 Mar
HRDLICKA, Charles Robert III  b. 16 Jul 1938 Houston, TX  d. 21 Mar
IPPOLITO, Joseph P. Jr. "Joe"  b. 9 mar 1929 Jersey City, NJ  d. 15 Mar
JOHNSON, Ralph  b. 27 Mar 1924 Charco, TX  d. 23 Feb
JONES, Karen Kaye Klein  69 yrs  b. Blackwell, OK  d. Mar 2013
LANDEROS, Cynthia M.  52 yrs  d. 21 Mar
LEWIS, Emine Douglas  b. 22 Feb 1920 Guthrie, OK  d. 17 Mar
LOZANO, Simona "Gloria"  b. 13 Feb 1937  d. 1 Mar
MAZUR, Gerald (Jerry)  b. 6 Dec 1919 San Antonio, TX  d. 22 Mar
MCGULPIN, Marjorie Lois Dennis Spivey Sprayberry  b. 10 May 1925 San Antonio, TX  d. 21 Mar
MOORE, Ellen "Marzell"  89 yrs  d. 23 Mar
NYE, Minnie Lee  90 yrs  d. 16 Mar
ORDONEZ, Roxanne, Daniel and Orlene  d. 25 Feb
PFEIL, Constance M.  b. 25 Jul 1933 Royston, GA  d. 21 Mar
PYLE, Harry Starck  b. 7 Jul 1949 VA   d. 11 Mar
RANEY, Bernice M.  b.  13 Apr 1924 Temple, TX  d. 16 Mar
REYES, Joe A. Jr.  63 yrs  d. 18 Mar
RIFE, Byron Jr.  72 yrs  d. 17 Mar
RUTKOWSKI, Rosie M.  b. 20 Mar 1929 Cestohowa, TX  d. 19 Mar
SALAS, Richard D.  b. 24 Dec 1940  d. 20 Mar
SALIZAR, Erica  d. Mar 2013
SCHUCHART, Oscar Wurzbach  b. 20 Apr 1921 San Antonio, TX  d. 16 Mar
SMITH, Bernice Loretta Myers  d. 18 Mar
STEPHENS, Mark Edward  b. 9 Nov 1956 Muenchweiler, GE  d. 12 Mar
STEVENS, Dennis William Lt Col USAF (ret)  64 yrs  b. Portland, OR  d. 14 Mar
TELFER, Eric  b. 26 Jul 1929 Pontypool, Wales  d. 18 Mar
TOWNLEY, Susan Anne Claire Strump Whitehead  b. 11 Jan 1941 NYC, NY  d. 18 Mar
TSCHIRGI, Jimmy  b. 24 Oct 1933  d. 16 Mar
WARD, Ernest J.  b. 13 Aug 1927  d. 19 Mar
WATSON, Jacquetta Thurman  b. 1 Oct 1920 Stanaford, WV  d. 21 Mar
WILLMS, Emily Ann b. 19 Dec 1912 San Antonio, TX  d. 18 Mar
ZAMARRIPA, Candido O.  d. Mar 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Obits from Sun 17 Mar 2013 San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, TX
Link to Memories   Keyword:  online obits

BENAVIDES, Rosita M.  83 yrs  d. 12 Mar
BRUNI, Anna Maria  b.  14 Apr 1921 Pisa, Italy    d. 11 Mar
CASANOVA, Mary J.  69 yrs  d. 15 Mar
CORPUS, Phillip Joe  b. 21 Oct 1974  d. 9 Mar
DEAN, Homer Don  b. 10 Jul 1936 Pampa, TX  d. 9 Mar
DUPART, Delton "Tony  80 yrs  d. 13 Mar
ESCAMILLA, Guillermo (Willie) E.  b. 31 Oct 1956   d. 13 Mar
EVELAND, Charles L.  b. 6 Feb 1927  d. 17 Feb
FRANK, Robert Joseph  b. 9 Mar 1941 Rochester, MN  d. 11 Mar
GEE, Carly Ann b. 9 Oct 1974  d. 13 Mar
GOODLOE, Frances L.  b. 21 Aug 1924 Nebo, KY  d. 11 Mar
GROGAN, Joseph  51 yrs  d. 14 Mar
HALL, Glenn Edward "Buzzy"  b. 17 Jun 1947  d. 12 Mar
HERNANDEZ, Louis S.  b. 10 Sep 1922 San Antonio, TX  d. 11 Mar
JACKSON, Herbert Eugene "Jack"  b. 4 Jan 1942 Memphis, TN  d. 8 Mar
JONES, Thelma Eloise  b. 5 Feb 1915 San Antonio, TX  d. 13 Mar
KERRIGAN, Robert Joseph  b. 20 Aug 1930 Boston, MA  d. 11 Mar
LACOMBE, Paul Bert CMSGT USAF (ret)  b. 7 Nov 1926 Ft Worth, TX  d. 15 Mar
LAJZER, Joseph D.  b. 30 Oct 1918 Toledo, OH  d. 16 Mar
MASON, Arthur Dixon Jr. 24 Dec 1927 Muskogee, OK  d. 5 Mar
MCMEANS, Carlos Wayne  b. 2 Oct 1928  d. 13 Mar
MEDINA, Maria Christina    62 yrs  d. 14 Mar
MONTIETH, William Homer CMSGT USAF (ret)  b. 23 May 1927 Glenville, NC  d. 3 Mar
MORA, Blanca F.  80 yrs  d. 14 Mar
MORENO, Epifanio G.  b. 14 Jan 1923  d. 15 Mar
NIDA, Margaret A.  93 yrs  d. 10 Mar
PEREZ, Carmen DeVorah  63 yrs  d. 11 Mar
PEREZ, David G.  b. 3 Jul 1977 d. 14 Mar
PHILMON, Jesse F.  b. 27 Aug 1934  d. 6 Mar
PORTER, Cheryl Darlene Hill  65 yrs  d. 11 Mar
RODRIGUEZ, Ramon  b. 17 Jan 1955  d. 12 Mar
ROSALES, Maria Amparo Garcia  77 yrs  d. 16 Mar
SALAS, Richard  45 yrs  d. 14 Mar
SALAS, Virginia Reyes  b. 11 May 1958  d. 14 Mar
SANCHEZ, Guadalupe Lopez  b. 6 Feb 1926 Victoria, TX  d. 15 Mar
SOLIS, Sophie Ann  d. 14 Mar
STEVES, Edward III b. 4 Sep 1949  d. 7 Mar
STOKES, Corrinne C.  b. 28 Aug 1925 Paris, TX  d. 10 Mar
STRAINER, Jerry F.  68 yrs  d. 5 Mar
TITSWORTH, Ernest  d. 11 MarTOSCANO, Susie G.  b. 21 Dec 1918 Saspamco, TX  d. 14 Mar
VILLARREAL, Domingo U.  b. 5 Jan 1930  d. 14 Mar
WALFORD, Frank P.  b. 8 Nov 1937 San Antonio, TX  d. 9 Mar

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Well I'd like to say I found my match but I haven't.  For about two weeks I thought I had it, finding my father.  I didn't.

My brother had his DNA done and he is also a 98% match to this person I'm a 98% match to.  So looks like it's back to the drawing board.

Now I have a 4" thick stack of paper with so much genealogy on it and I still haven't made the connection to this person.....go figure.

I know, in due time, I will find someone who is a match to me that will lead to my biological father.  But right now, ggrrrrrr.

Guess I will not take so much time out from my writing to chase rabbits. 

Until then.....................................

Monday, March 11, 2013


Obits from Sun 10 Mar 2013 San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, TX
Link to Memories   keyword:  online obits

ANTHONY, Michael D.  b. 6 Oct 1945 Long Beach, CA  d. 4 Mar
ARISPE, Jewel Marie Walker  b. 7 Oct 1928  d. 5 Mar
ARIZOLA, Damasia Mireles b. 12 Dec 1915  d. 5 Mar
BARRIENTES, Melchor 91 yrs  d. 3 Mar
BOWEN, Thomas Jr. SMS USAF (ret)  b. 15 Oct 1930 Phillipsburg, PA  d. 5 Mar
CASTILLO, Narciso "Frank"  b. 29 Oct 1938 San Antonio, TX  d. 3 Mar
CLARK, Diana Joy McGovern  b. 1 Jun 1956 San Antonio, TX  d. 5 Mar
CLAY, Jimmy Lee  b. 27 Oct 1947 El Campo, TX  d. 25 Feb
COLEMAN, Cherie Black  b. 28 May 1946 New Albany, IN  d. 7 Mar
COMACHO, Consuelo L.  87 yrs  d. 7 Mar
EINFELDT, Cora M. Houser  SMSGT USAF  (ret) 91 yrs   d. Mar 2013
FOLEY, Joseph 65 yrs  d. 23 Feb
GALINDO, Leticia R.   d. 6 Mar
GARZA, Jimmy James Jr.  31 yrs  d. 4 Mar
GAY, Barbara Ann  b. 28 Aug 1930 Palmer, TX  d. 26 Feb
GOMEZ, Rosaura  b. 29 Dec 1921 Tampico, Mexico  d. 5 Mar
HAGEDORN, Emmett Nelson  b. 11 Oct 1933  d. 28 Feb
HALL, Elysabeth Conway Pels  b. 6 Aug 1920 Muskogee, OK  d. Mar 2013
HARPER, Rose Mary  b. 15 Mar 1940 San Antonio, TX  d. 5 Mar
IREDALE, Richard L.  b. 25 Feb 1949  d. 3 Mar
JUAREZ, Bartolo "Bart" Jr.  b. 23 Aug 1938 San Antonio, TX  d. 4 Mar
LANDERS, Joshua Kalib 29 yrs  b. San Diego, CA   d. 8 Mar
LOTHRINGER, Colleen "Moore" b. 13 Jul 1925  d. 1 Mar
LUJAN, Joe V. III  61 yrs  d. 5 Mar
MARTINEZ, Samuel A.  93 yrs  d. 8 Mar
MILLER, Martha Ann b. 15 Jul 1937  d. 1 Mar
MULKEY, Judith J.  b. 1935  d. 2012
MUNOZ-MONTEMAYOR, Elisa B.  b. 25 Aug 1934  d. 8 Mar
NORIEGA, Apolinar Jr.  b. 2 Sep 1943  d. 2 Mar
NUNGESSER, Thelma Barton  b. 29 Jun 1925 Detroit, MI  d. 26 Feb
OLMOS, Raul G. "Bear"  b. 21 Mar 1943 Maxwell, TX  d. 6 Mar
ORTIZ, Anastacia Trevino  b. 16 Apr 1918  d. 7 Mar
PAWLIK, Richard S.  b. 28 Oct 1940 Falls City, TX  d. 9 Mar
PENA, Aveleno Jr.  b. 17 Jun 1928  d. 7 Mar
PERDUE, Billy Douglas  b. 15 Jun 1926 Donley County, TX  d. 7 Mar
PIEPER, Clifton Howard  b. 10 Jul 1930 San Antonio, TX     d. 22 Feb
PREVUZNAK, Minerva Woods  b. 7 Jan 1917 Del Rio, TX  d. 6 Mar
RACKLEY, Carol 86 yrs  d. 7 Mar
ROSS, Kennth R. Lt. Col USA (ret)  b. 7 Oct 1919 Greeley, CO  d. 25 Feb
SEILER, Verdie M.  b. 27 Jul 1926 Fredericksburg, TX  d. 2 Mar
SWEET, Derelys  b. 14 Aug 1924  d. 8 Mar
VALDEZ, Concepcion E. Jr.  b. 4 Mar 1917  d. 1 Mar
VERDOORN, Barbara  b. 22 Nov 1935 Cedar Rapids, IA  d. 2 Mar
VILLEGAS, Hermila D.  b. 19 Nov 1920  d. 8 Mar
WARD, Michael Volney  b. 15 Nov 1945 Victoria, TX  d. 3 Mar

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Obits from Sun 5 Mar 2012 San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, TX
Link to Memories   keyword:  online obits

ANZEK, Elizabeth Mosebar b. 1 Oct 1954 Seattle, WA  d. 25 Feb
AULDS, James (Jim) Aria MSGT USAF (ret)   b. 21 Dec 1932 Farmesville, LA  d. 28 Feb
CARTER, David Paul  b. 20 Aug 1921 San Antonio, TX  d. 28 Feb
CENTER, Billy Joe  78 yrs  d. 3 Mar
COLLINS, Eunice Goode  b. 27 Dec 1915 Temple, TX  d. 4 Mar
D'APOLITO, Kathleen M.  b. 26 Dec 1932 Bedford, England  d. 2 Mar
ETIER, Alda Vasquez  90 yrs  d. 2 Mar
FLORES, Rebeca d. 2 Mar
KAWAZOE, Janifer Lynn  b. 2 Apr 1945 San Antonio, TX  d. 28 Feb
KELLEY, Edna b. 5 Jun 1912 San Antonio, TX  d. 2 Mar
KISSLING, Carl Anthony Sr.  b. 3 May 1952 d. 28 Feb
MARIN, Jorge Marquez  b. 18 Oct 1949  d. 28 Feb
OLIVARRI, Minnie V.  b. 8 Dec 1917  d. 27 Feb
PORTER, Douglas Starks Jr.  b. 14 Aug 1942 San Antonio, TX  d. 1 Mar
ROBLEDO, David Garibay  83 yrs  d. 28 Feb
SAENZ, Anita Zuniga 78 yrs  d. 3 Mar
SCHUBERT, Refugion Morris "Buddy" Eugene b. 29 Aug 1943  d. 2 Mar
SHUTE, Rev. John Arthur  b. 1936 Waterloo, IA  d. 28 Feb
SMITH, William Junior (Bill)  b. 1 Jul 1942 Hartville, MO  d. Mar 2013


I got home late Friday and now it's time to play catch up.  Galveston was beautiful this last week, only had a couple of cool nights, but a bit of wind each day.  Food was excellent.  Company was great.  Hubby came for two days then the girlfriends came for five. 

So enough of that.  Found information on a lead in my family tree, but after spending all afternoon reading more, it looks like it will not be a match.  I have to do some more digging and reading and see what pops up.  But as it is right now it's a no go.

What I have found is his blood type is A pos.  Mine is AB pos.  I thought my mother's was A but not I'm all confused.  Will keep you posted.

Until then.............................