|My cousins Wayne and Marilyn|
I loved them with all of my four-year old heart from the
moment I first met them on the farm in Maine
The list for my father's side was short. In fact, it was non-existent, as he was an only child. There were some second cousins, but no first cousins at all.
Now, almost 60 years later, I need the help of all my records and this computer to recreate the list. Let's see how many we end up with. Sadly, after doing some research, I now know that some of my cousins have died, and I will show their birth and death dates. I will use first names only to protect the privacy of the living, and no dates for them for the same reason.
The names of my mother's siblings are in bold and their spouses and children follow. In some cases, people remarried, but I am just concerned with the parents of the cousins for this list.
Aunt Alma (1900-1984) and Uncle George (1900-1982):
George Russell "Russell" (1921-1997)
John Lewis "Louie" (1922-2003)
David Lawrence "Lawrence" (1924-2010)
|My cousin Hazel is in the middle|
(Photo thanks to Pat Pickard)
Uncle Clifford (1903-1991) and Aunt Helen (1902-1976):
Uncle Beecher (1906-1964) and Aunt Waneta
Uncle Jesse (1908-1950)
Never married, no children
Aunt Hope (1910-1933) and Uncle Donald (1913-2000)
Aunt Bess (1913-1997) and Uncle Clayton (1915-2013)
Elva (1914-1998) and Dan (1907-1972) (my mother and father)
Aunt Anna (1917-1976) and Uncle Eugene (1917-1982)
Aunt Sadie (1920-2009) and Uncle Joe (1912-1987)
Richard "Dickie" (1938-1981)
Aunt Gladys (1921-2002) and Uncle Murray (1910-1952)
Aunt Lois (1924-1999) and Uncle Gilbert (1918-2000)
Aunt Faith (1926-2001) and Uncle David (1924-2010)
Uncle David (1928-1974) and Aunt Muriel
I count a total of 40, including my sister and myself. So we have 38 first cousins. We are spread out all over the country and probably wouldn't recognize each other if we passed on the street.