Thursday, May 24, 2007

Northern Idaho Connection: Obituary for grandmother Shirley "June" Handley Germen

This begins the northern Idaho connection.

Unfortunately, there is no text copy of the full obituary available (it is downloaded in image format), but if you access the Kuna Melba News and enter "Germen" in the achives search box, it shows up on p. 16 of the 21 Feb. 2007 edition. Click on the "16" at the left of the line and you can download and view the page image in GIF format.

Highlights:

  • Born 28 Jan. 1920
  • Married Martin Ellis Germen 6 Nov. 1939
  • Widowed with 4 children still at home Sept. 1967
  • Moved to Princeton, ID with her last two children
  • Earned her GED at age 55 (would be 1975)
  • Survived by son Martin (Carmen) Germen of Eugene, OR
  • Survived by daughter Marry L. Bogart of Caldwell, ID
  • Survived by daughter Rebecca J. (Sam) Accord of Kuna, ID
  • Survived by daughter Laurel L. Bryant of Oakley, CA
  • Survived by brother C.M. Handley of Absaroke, MT
  • Preceded in death by son Christopher Ellis Germen of Princeton, ID
  • Preceded in death by son David Rhys Germen of Nevada, MO

So it would appear that Jason Kenneth Hamilton has had family ties to the Moscow area since sometime between 1967 and 1975.

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