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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - August/September 2003
Family Reunions • Gatherings • Meetings

by Edith Wagner

It’s the Reunion Season!
Are you ready?
This time we’re including suggestions for Reunion Day(s): the big ones!

These are some ideas for displays at your reunion. These are all things that need collecting and assembling before the reunion to set up on site for your reunion members to enjoy.

Photos: collect donations from everyone
Collect, sort, label and mount pictures of ancestors, history, triumphs, successes, victories.
Establish a mystery photo area to display pictures you can’t identify — ask for everyone’s help and input.

Include many subjects of mutual interest — past reunions, special events (mini-reunions, baptisms, weddings, graduations, retirement)
Schedule showings - rainy weather, evenings, at the banquet, background in a hospitality room

Reunion memorabilia, heirlooms, artifacts

Family tree for everyone to admire, solicit additions, changes

Reunion histories
Collect oral or video histories. Encourage young members to be interviewers, photographers and videographers.

Time capsule to encourage contributions

The following reunions are coming up soon.

Bagley 100th!
Descendants of Thomas and Abiah (Lane) Bagley. Aug 23, 2003, Dimock PA. Bob Baker, 112 Saddle Lake Road, Tunkhannock PA 18657; 570-836-4919;;

Baker-Fuller 100th!
Descendants of Robert & Elizabeth (Conklin) Baker and Aaron & Sarah (Kimble) Fuller. Aug 9-10, 2003, Tunkhannock PA. Bob Baker, 112 Saddle Lake Road, Tunkhannock PA 18657; 570-836-4919;;

Sep 4-6, 2003, Nashville TN. Wreath laying to celebrate the 200th birthday anniversary of Sarah Childers Polk, wife of President James K. Polk. J.B. Childers, 708 Ocean Hwy, Rd 3 Box 480, Fenwick Island DE 19944-9345; 888-743-5524;

Descendants of Benjamin E. Denson and Sarah E. Vick
Denson. Oct 5, 2003. Dortches NC. Jimmy G. Winters, 5582 Brake Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804-9184; or Judy W. Cogdell,

Aug 03, 2003, Port Glascow, Ontario, Canada. Emerson (Dingman) Smart, 519-693 4577;

Aug 1-3, 2003, Bad Axe MI. Bob Garfat, 4675 Appian Way #8, El Sobrante CA 94803-1852

Descendants of Bert and Hattie Cleveland, Charles and Rose Harvey, Frank and Hattie Harvey, Marshall and Dessa Harvey, Andrew and Amanda Weatherwax and Orrin and Edith Harvey. Aug 9, 2003, Kalamazoo MI. Norm Harvey, 816-454-4135;

Descendants of William L. Hart (1889-1963) & Theresa Edna Cook (1887-1963). Sep 21, 2003, Kokomo IN. John M. Hart, Jr,

The Hewer family arrived in the Guelph area from Gloucestershire, England in 1831. Aug 2-3, 2003, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Perry Richards,;

Descendants of Obed b. 1774; Zina b. 1800; and Daniel Lindsey b. 1846. Aug 3, 2003, Gettsburg PA. Don Lindsey, 717-359-7207;

Sep 23- 25, 2003, Las Vegas NV. Susan B.Tandy,

Aug 17, 2003, Stonington IL. Pat, b&

Mock, Mauck, Mack, Maag
Sep 19-21, 2003, Salt Lake City UT. Barbara Dittig, 366 Jacaranda Dr, Danville CA 94506;;

Aug 16, 2003, Odiorne Point State Park, Rye NH. Barbara Odiorne Kerr,

Sep 15 - 24, 2003, English Heritage Tour to England and North Wales. Bill Gann,;

78th annual reunion, "A Virginia Homecoming." Sep 18 -20, 2003, Colonial
Williamsburg VA. William H. Marshall, 101 Rolfe Road, Williamsburg VA 23185-3922; 757-229-9413;

95th annual reunion. Descendants of Thomas Goldsmith Richardson and Margaret Price. Aug 16, 2003, Fennimore WI. Mark Scarborough, 715-887-3625, or Bill and Marilyn Knowles, 920-262-7425,

Sep 2 -7, 2003, Williamsburg VA. James R. Seeley, 108 Westridge Dr, Churchville VA 24421; 540-337-8633;

Aug 13-17, 2003, Rapid City SD. Diane (Sinykin) Small,

Descendents of Harley Harrison Snodgrass and Elizabeth Bell Haley. Aug 1-2, 2003, Grayland WA. Nell Snodgrass,

Oct 3-5, 2003, Belleville MI. Carl J. Underhill, 3955 River Ridge Ct., Allendale, MI 49401; 616-895-6963;


Free reunion listings at Submit reunion name, date, place and contact information. Your listing will appear in current listings until after the reunion. Then, the information is moved to Reunion Archives to preserve the contact for people who are looking for your reunion in the future. If you prefer reunion information not be saved, you’re welcome to contact us after and we’ll delete it.

Want more?

For more reunion information, visit Reunions magazine at where you can request a free sample of Reunions magazine. Also see Reunions Workbook and Catalog and The Family Reunion Sourcebook by Edith Wagner (1999, Lowell House, Los Angeles) in bookstores. List your reunion (also free) by emailing info to

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