Ancestors I have Met

In Randy Seaver’s blog, “Genea-Musing,” he suggested folks write about, ”Ancestors you have met.” The “rules” were:

1) Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).

2) Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.

I didn’t learn who my father was until a few years ago. As such, I’ve never him or any of his ancestors. However, I have “met” five of my maternal ancestors.

Photo of Sylvia Larson (later Matson) in nurse's uniform - circa 1955
Sylvia [Kees]
Sylvia [Kees] Matson – My mother was born and raised in Michigan. She lived most of her adult life in Minnesota.

Dick Brown – My mother’s father, was born in North Dakota. He lived most of his life in Minnesota, though he lived in Chicago for a few years.

Madonna Montran – My mom’s mother was born in Michigan. During her young adulthood she lived in California, Boston, and New York. She lived “on the road” in show business for nearly 10 years. She lived in Minnesota later in her life.

Mary Brown

Mary (Manning) Brown – Grandpa Dick’s mother was born in Kentucky. She moved West with her grandparents to Minnesota. She lived North Dakota for a few years, but most of her adult life was spent in Minnesota.

Ida Barber – My mom said I met her maternal grandmother when I was a baby, though I don’t remember it. Ida was born and lived her entire life in Michigan.


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