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I never knew about this segment of California history and I've been here my entire life...interesting article.

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My Great Aunt "Aunt Jemima"
In parade circa 1950s  Yes, my great aunt, my maternal grandmother's youngest sister, at one point in her life worked for Quaker Oaks, donned the entire costume and served pancakes, as "Aunt Jemima." I explained to my cousin, after doing some research, that...

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Those Unmarked Graves In My Head
I have searched for recent graves of ancestors, but no one past my great-grandparents though.  I have found that most of them who died as recently as the 80s, if that can be considered recent (haha), do not have grave markers. I used to be puzzled over why ...

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Honoring My Maternal Grandparents - Gillie & Lena Peters
Gillie Peters and Lena Belle Bracy were wedded on April 15, 1922 in Wharton County, Texas.  From this union four children were born, in which my mother was their only daughter. The family lived in the small community town of Wharton.  Grandmother was a soft...

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George Peters - My Cattle Driving Great-Grandfather
( this is not a photo of my great-grandfather ) My great-grandfather George Peters was born in the early 1850s, about 1854.  His parents were born in Africa.  According to the 1870 Census they lived in the Lower Caney section of Matagorda County, Texas.  It...

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My Great-Grandfather Calvin Bracy
I never met my great-grandfather, but growing up it seemed as if he lived,  he "lived", at least, in the heart and memory of my mother.  His name was Calvin Bracy.  He was the father of my maternal grandmother, Lena Bracy. I believe he was born in 1870, but...
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