Leaves From My Family Tree
Reunion -- April 23, 2001
While browsing a Bretz family bulletin board, I found a new cousin! This is certainly one of the more exciting aspects of doing genealogy-via-Internet.
Joseph Bever and Ruth Payne Bever had six children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Grandchildren of four of those children met in Centralia, Washington, on 23 April, 2001.
Left to Right:
David, Grandson of Elmer Edward Bever (this is the "new" cousin)
Howard, Grandson of Sarah Melissa Bever Shaw
Howard's wife, Donna
Dale's wife, Jean
Dale, Grandson of Sovina Mahalath Bever Huntington
Elizabeth Ann, Granddaughter of Minerva Elizabeth Bever Henderson
The only one of Joseph and Ruth Bever's children who was not represented was Tunis Melvil Bever.
If you (or someone you know) are descended from Tunis Melvil Bever and Cora Wagner Bever (they had one child, Clyde Earle Bever) please let us know!
After countless e-mails and telephone calls to arrange the 23 April 2001 reunion, I was unable to attend; on 28 April we had a mini-reunion at my home so that I could meet the new cousin, David, and his wife, Alice.
David Elizabeth Ann Howard
|© 2001-2004 Dianne McRae
||29 April 2001
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