Hi sister, I read
your comment to Vivian and thought I'd let you know how I got my name.
Seems I did not have one until I was about 32 years of age. and I
asked all the Tribal elders how I might obtain one, and I heard
different ways such as ask the eldest of your clan and on and on.
Finally, my grandma Cordelia Hardman (mom's side) came to me and said:
'you may carry my name, on condition you carry it with dignity" and I
was overwhelmed. So, the next Ponca gathering (a gourd dance) I called
her in front of the tribe and presented her with a black shawl and a
basket of groceries and they announced my name which is "Me-mahashay"
me meaning sun and mahashay is when it is at the highest in the sky.
"high noon" in other words. I always say it's because of my smile. :^)
So, put that in our family records. Thanks sister.
Child 2. Velma Louise Pensoneau
Spouse: Lee Otis Jones, Born July 9, 1902
1. Donna Colleen Jones
2. Dennis Michael Jones
3. Alvin Lee Jones
4. Esther Inez Jones
5. Daniel Clark Jones
Velma's husband, Lee Otis was formerly
married to Emma Soehnholz. Their children:
1. Arnold Heinrich Jones
2. Paul Martin Jones, born May 2, 1930
Children of Enrique Emilio (Henry)
Hernandez and Elizabeth were:
Child 3. Daniel Badillo Hernandez, born March
18, 1917, died 9-10-98.
Spouse: Rena Christina Wiseman: born August
1. Ronald Lynn born December 2, 1942
2. Larry Wayne
3. Edwin Bruce
Child 4. Francis Vincent Hernandez, born
9-13-20, died, 2-2-89
Spouse 1. Edna Mae Legg
Spouse 2. Lucy Lee Rouseau, born August 15, 1929
(Spouse 1. Edna) Franceen
Spouse 2: Child, Mary Maureen
Child 5. OTILIA (Tillie) Haydee
Hernandez, born May 28, 1925.
Died January 1, 1994. No children.
This is a great find.
While working on my files I came across what is a birth certificate for
Otilia Haydee Hernandez, document. It was in bits and pieces and my
husband, Rodney, had to painstakingly piece it back together like a
The scotch tape
trying to hold some of it has long since yellowed and darkened.
Although the date on it is 1952, notarized, the paper was just
flimsy and must be acid because there were literally delicate flecks
of paper left.
Anyway, this is
valuable because it is the first trace of history I've been able to
find on Henrique Emilio "Henry" Hernandez, second husband of
Elizabeth Little Cook.
This is a birth
registration at the Ponca City, Hospital of Otilia Hernandez.
Farmer, age 48.
This would make his
calculated time of birth approximately 1904.
(as well as I can decipher the handwriting)
Born in France.
January 25, 2011
a phone call came from
Foster who is a descendant of Emilio Henrique (Henry)
Hernandez, 2nd spouse of Elizabeth Little Cook, Metahingay,
is the child of Franceen Elizabeth Hernandez Foster. Her
spouse is: John William Foster. John Foster was born at
McConnell airforce base
Franceen is a
daughter of Edna Mae Legg who was married to Francis
Vincent Hernandez, who was a son of Henry Hernandez &
Elizabeth L.C. Hernandez.
married second time, Henry Alexander Seals.
Foster son of Franceen, daughter of Edna Mae Legg and
Francis Hernandez, has one sister:
Rene. Michelle has three children:
2. Stephen Nittler
3. David Nittler
The reason I only put your fathefs name once was because I
do not have any information on that part of the family. The
only information that I have is on my part of the family.
With this in my mind, let me explain the family.
Ciriaco and Erinea were your grandparents because Francis
was their son along with Abraham and the others.
Abraham and his wife, Maria, were Jesus'parents (Jesus was
Jesus, Victorina, Piedad, Ancieto, Nicholas, Juana and Maria
are your cousins (l do not have any information on their
Jesus and Paula Cerda are my grandparents; there children
are Abraham (my father), Maria, Paula, and Jose Jesus.
Abraham and Corina Garcia are my parents. My siblings are
Guadalupe, Abraham Jr. and Victoria.
Lupe and Thelma have Roxanne and Lupe Jr.
Victoria and Kenny are the parents of Meggie, Thea, and
Therefore, my nieces and nephew are Meggie, Thea, Carissa,
Roxanne, and Lupe Jr.
Jose Jesus is my uncle; he is my grandparents last child. He
married Elisa Cavazos. They had Melissa, Paula, and Rebecca.
Melissa and her husband, Gilbert, have three children, which
are Daniella, Gilbert, and Roma.
Paula and Jerry have one son, Jerry Jr.
I hope that this further information clarifies your
questions. However, if you have any other questions please
I had always wanted to do a family tree, but I guess I never
got around to it. I became motivated when I discovered that
in one of my graduate courses I have to present my family
tree in class. This prompted me to start investigating. With
my Aunt Maria's help, we have learned a great deal about our
family. After my grandfather died in February, Maria showed
Donna's letter. I decided to write to Donna not knowing
anything about her or if she would respond. Luckily, she did
and we have been e-mailing each other ever since.
Please tell me some background information about yourself. I
hope to hear from you soon.
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