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Re: Thr Epiphany
In Response To: Re: Thr Epiphany ()

Trena, my paternal grandmother was rumored by family to have been a full-blooded Apache. My paternal grandfather was called a 'mutt' by family members because he was mixed.

His Steadfastness
My admiration to him because at the death of my grandmother in 1930 [her children were aged 20, 13, and 9 at the time] my grandfather [who didn't remarry to my knowledge] continued to raise his two minor children. He worked for the railroad as a 'car greaser', but moved from the residence I knew them to have lived at [I had located the family on the 1920 federal census].

His Consistency
I was finally able to track the family down on the 1930 census and I found that the census listed him as 'Claude SPERRY' living at an address that was not known to me at the time. On his WWI draft registration and the 1920 census, he was listed as 'CLAUD Spivey' so the change was hidden until I got lucky with the help of AfriGeneas staff. By the way, he was still working for the railroad as a car greaser.

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You said "So I dont think that this panel doesn't want to help it is just a different area"

I disagree. I found my grandfather with the help of AfriGeneas staff who assist on the Genealogy and Surnames boards. . I was NEVER ABLE to get help from this forum in pursuing my line of research into whether or not his wife was a Native American or whether or not he was of NA heritage. What is 'different' about doing NA research to those who supposedly dedicate their time here to just such research endeavors?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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