Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two Separate Williamson Gatherings for Great Uncle Walt and Frances Williamson

Walt and Frances Williamson
See Relationship Chart Below for Family Link

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Two posts today, a real treat. Sundays give me a few extra hours to work on family history. I'm not someone who has a lot of hobbies so I enjoy spending my few free hours doing things I enjoy, like writing this blog.

I hope this blog gives our family an anchor in history. Each post is a letter written to you individually. Here you are introduced to our ancestors. Here you can read and come to understand the sacrifices they made by coming to this new world.

We are their living testaments, for when all is said and done, isn't being remembered everyone's last wish before death takes us into the final good night?

I'm posting pictures from two different Williamson gatherings in Deadwood, South Dakota honoring our Great Uncle Walt and Aunt Frances. I know some of the people in the photographs. Others are mysteries I leave in your good hands. If you recognize a face, please send an email so everyone can be identified.

Thank you,

Gathering One
Date? Reason?

Left to Right: ?, Mary ?, Great Uncle Walt Williamson,
Great Aunt Ethel Ogden (Walt's Sister), ? , ?

Lisa and Annette with cousin Nikki Williamson

Great Uncle Walt and Great Aunt Frances Williamson

The Walt Williamson Family. Left to Right.
Gayle, Pat, Walt, Frances and Woody.

Gathering Two.
The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Walt and Frances Williamson

Left to Right. Mary (Aunt Ethel's daughter) , Luella Williamson, Great Aunt Ethel, and Frances

Another picture at the 50th Anniversary.
Left to right is Sandy Williamson, Great Uncle Morris, Frances and Walt,
Uncle Bill and Great Aunt Joe.

Walt Williamson dancing with daughter Gayle

Great Uncle Walt Williamson and Great Aunt Frances.

Finally, a news story about Uncle Walt and Aunt Frances.

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