Tag Archives: Essie Pansy Barnes

The Name Is Never the Same – Marandy, Mary D., etc.

By – Don Taylor Seldom have I encountered a person whose name is different in virtually every record I find for the individual.  It makes me wonder if Marada Lister’s name metamorphed over the years or if the pronunciation was … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Cemetery Kindness – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts

by Don Taylor During my recent trip to Detroit, one of my newly-met half-sisters, Beverly, and I had the opportunity to visit the Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, MI.  Our common grandmother Essie Pansy (Barnes) Roberts is buried there. Also, … Continue reading

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Photos and Due Diligence

A case look: Photo of Essie Barnes, her parents, and her siblings? There are very few things as exciting to find as a photograph of an ancestor.  In the best of all worlds, we would have a complete provenance for … Continue reading

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Getting to Know an Ancestor – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts (1903-1982)

Getting to Know an Ancestor:  Starting with Ancestry and Family Search My primary reason for genealogical research is to get to know someone, an ancestor. Often the ancestor is mine or my wife’s but occasionally the ancestor is a friend’s … Continue reading

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