- Paul Cartwright — DNA Profile of geographical origins
- Question of the Week for April 26: Where do we come from?
- Question of the Week for April 19: Karen’s memory of the old pump organ
- What’s in a name? Wordplay about ‘Ione,’ ‘Iona,’ and ‘Eliot’
- Question of the week for April 12: Who is planning to join us 5/18-5/20?
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Although I have heard about DNA genealogy reports before, until my brother Paul Cartwright shared the report he received after an analysis of his genome, I have not taken the time to look at one. When I did examine Paul’s … Continue reading
Earlier this month, my brother Paul spent some time talking with our cousin Karen Snyder Smith. She asked Paul whether he remembered the old pump organ with pedals. Because Paul was not born until seven years after Jess died, he … Continue reading
As one of the younger grandchildren, Paul’s memories of Grandma Millie are somewhat different than those of older cousins like Susan Snyder Hurley. That would make sense given that Paul is eighteen years younger than Susan. All of his memories … Continue reading
Please Note: Michael had the opportunity to talk to Susan Snyder Hurley earlier in January 2015. Michael had asked this particular Cartwright cousin to think about her memories of Jess and Millie as well any memories she might have had … Continue reading
The last section of the memoir describes what happened after Jess and Millie returned to Arkansas following the brief [sixteen month] stay in eastern Oklahoma. “Finally Jessie settled down on Petit Jean River in a community called Pilot View. He … Continue reading
CHAPTER THREE of Billy’s Memoir about his father focuses on Jess’s character as a minister. “. . .Jessie would expound the Word with all his might by every means possible. His sixth grade education was insufficient so he ordered himself … Continue reading
CHAPTER TWO of the memoir about Jess Cartwright begins with Billy telling the story of the “hard years” of the depression. In 1935, “Jessie’s family increased to five children with the birth of twins – Billy and Betty. These were … Continue reading
“CHAPTER ONE” of Billy’s memoir about Jess contains the following perspectives. “After a short romance, Jessie married Millie Starr, the only child of a Choctaw Indian. “Jessie, Millie and ‘Papa’ as they called William Starr, Millie’s father, settled on a … Continue reading