The Beedle Douglas Healy Hildebrand Family Website   

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                                            GENEALOGY

 

 

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       Pictures of 2007 Family Reunion at Wes and Joyce's home in Portland.

 

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                        Link to Monique and Heath's Wedding Web Site:

 

         http://registry.weddingchannel.com/wedding_websites/PersonalWebsite.action?view=home&occ=568375028

 

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                        Link to Alissa and Marc's Wedding Web Site:

 

                   http://www.mywedding.com/marcandalissamittelsteadt/

 

                                                  

 

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Since our return from our two month wander about two weeks age, I having been working my way through some of the genealogical information we were able to acquire.  I have added portions of "A Short History of the Beedle Family" to the appropriate pages for John Beedle and Granville T. Beedle.  I hope you find them interesting.


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Helen and Ella recently provided additional family files from Lynn's collection of family history.

Here are a few photos from the late 1980's and early 1990's,

 

                   

 

and a few from earlier times:

 

                   

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         PICTURES OF THE 2005 FAMILY REUNION AT HONEYMAN STATE PARK

 

                      

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                                    A history of the Bailey Family, by Henry Bailey

 

Includes recollection by Henry Bailey of John Dick Van Eaton, Harriette Ellen Bailey, John V. Van Eaton and Elizabeth (Belle) Simpson.

 

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While working my way through the latest box of Lynn Beedle's family records, recently provided by Helen Beedle, I came across the following in a copy of a scrapbook started by Grandma Beedle and continued by Alice Hitchens.  These are the wedding announcements for Virginia and Page Douglas, Jane and Roger Hildebrand and Carol and Don Healy.

 

                                                      

             Virginia and Page Douglas                          Jane and Roger Hildebrand                              Carol and Don Healy

 

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A detailed and enthralling account of the roles played by Benjamin, Sylvester and Samuel

Simpson in early Oregon history is contained on the Oregon Historical Website:  http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ohq/105.4/lau.html

 

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                                                BURNBRAE LOG

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At the end of February, 2005, Helen Beedle sent out another thick packet of Uncle Lynn's family history files.  Within the packet were these letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman to Kirke L. Simpson, plus a couple of other photographs relating to Kirke:

 

                                 

 

            

 

                                                    

 

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                                                            Please click on picture to enlarge.

 

Helen Beedle recently sent me a packet of Lynn's family files.  One of the items that caught my attention was this letter from C. M. Goethe regarding Lynn C. Simpson.  Apparently while Lynn C. Simpson was owner of the Sacramento Union, one of his goals was to rally against the forces of vice that were rampant in the city of Sacramento.  Lynn was offered $50,000.00 (a very large sum in the early 1900's) if his paper would quit its campaign to rid the city of "commercialized vice".  Lynn refused and ultimately was forced out of business, losing his investment in the paper.  He left Sacramento, found work as a "cub reporter", starting out at the bottom of the ladder.  He then went on to complete a very successful career in the newspaper business.

 

What a wonderful story for the young ones in the family to hear and for us all to be reminded of.

 

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                     New addition:  Jane Hildebrand's Scrapbook

                     covering the family's years in the Los Angeles area.

 

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                                                               RECOLLECTIONS OF FAMILY MEMBERS:

 

                                               CAROL HEALY AND JANE HILDEBRAND'S RECOLLECTIONS

 

                                               ROGER HILDEBRAND'S RECOLLECTIONS

 

                                               BARNETT SIMPSON -- THE OREGON TRAIL --1846

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                                           FAMILY HISTORIES:                                              MEMORIALS

                                      ELIZABETH (SIPPRELL) HEALY                                LYNN S. BEEDLE

                                      DONALD LEO HEALY                                               VIRGINIA DOUGLAS

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According to Robert Dean Wood, a great-grandson of Samuel Crowley, Samuel Crowley was one of the first Americans to die in what later became the Revolutionary War.  Samuel Crowley is an ancestor on the Simpson line.  Go to the lower half of the Samuel Crowley Page for more information. 

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THE FAMILY REUNION AT NAGS HEAD, NORTH CAROLINA, WAS A WONDROUS EVENT.  OUR NUMBERS PEAKED AT 43, BUT THE MEMORIES THAT KEEP CYCLING THROUGH MY MIND ARE MANY TIMES MORE NUMEROUS THAN THAT.  WE HAVE SUCH AN AMAZING AND DIVERSE FAMILY OF CARING, COMPASSIONATE, AND INTELLIGENT FOLKS.  IT WAS A WEEK I SHALL NEVER FORGET.  MANY THANKS TO ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY TO JOYCE BEEDLE FOR ORGANIZING IT, AND TO LYNN BEEDLE FOR BEING THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT.                              

                                       

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After reviewing other genealogical websites, we have now extended our list of possible  predecessors, back to over sixty generations.  Granted, the accuracy of the early portion of the line of descent is very questionable, however the pattern is probably reasonably accurate with numerous ancestors from Norman, Viking and Saxon lines.  Thirty plus generations back, if accurate, it appears that a few of our predecessors were English nobility.  If this is true, then the entries prior to the English kings would have a greater likelihood of being correct, since the noble families did keep more accurate records of their families histories. 

 

While it appears impressive, one must remember that if that first king, forty generations ago, had two offspring that lived to produce two living offspring, and this pattern continued to the present generation, then that original king would have 2 to the fortieth power, or 1,099,511,628,000 descendants living on earth today.  This does reduce the novelty somewhat.

 

If you wish to pursue this further, you can go the Family History tab and select any generation you wish, or click here to view generation 43 to 66.  Enjoy, but I won't brag too much.

                                            

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To simplify access to the web page for each family member, simply go to the "Descendants" page.  Everyone is listed there with a hyperlink directly to the individual's page.  This should make access much easier!!

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The purpose of this website is to provide a central location for the members of our extended family to keep in touch with one another and to keep one another informed of the significant events that would be of interest to one or more of us.  As the various offspring of Carol and Granville Beedle have increased in numbers, age and physical locations, married, had children, and in some cases their children have had children, it has become more difficult to keep  current on the happenings in so many lives.  When we do have the opportunity to get together it creates such a wealth of good feelings and good memories.  Additionally, as family members have pursued a wide variety of occupations and interests, it is quite apparent that within our own extended family we have a wealth of information and knowledge that could serve as a significant resource to each of us.  It is my hope that perhaps this website can help us keep in closer contact with each of the members of this wonderful family that I feel so privileged to be a part of.  

 

Over the last few years, family members have been very diligent about sharing news regarding medical emergencies and other dire events.  While this is very important, it is equally important to share all of the good things that are occurring in our lives.  Hopefully this website can help in this regard! 

 

This is a "work in progress" and suggestions are both encouraged and welcomed.  It is most likely that there are numerous errors.  Please contact me at dr.liz@gte.net and I will make corrections as quickly as possible.  Additionally, my experience in setting up websites is extremely limited.  (What I'm really saying is that this is my first attempt.)  So I would be more than pleased to share the editorial responsibilities with anyone in the family who has some experience or interest in this area.

 

On the website there are three pages on which you can input data: The "Recent News" page, the "Family History" page, and on the "Administration" page there is a questionnaire that would provide meaningful information about you to other family members.  Please fill out the questionnaire and use the other input sites freely.  Also, please send in picture files, preferably jpegs, of family members and events.  Image size of 5" x 7" or smaller works best.  Once on the page, I will "thumbnail" the photos so they download quickly.

 

My hope is that over time, this website will develop a life of its own with the active participation of all family members.

 

Sincerely,

Don Healy

 

 

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