Monthly Archives: April 2012

So they say the U.S. government owes my family money… Clara Ellis’ descent from Jacob DeHaven’s family

Clara Miles, born Ellis, in her last days, would often look to my mother and her fascination with the family tree and ask her what good it does her to know so much about our family’s “old dead relatives”. Having … Continue reading

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I feel the earth move under my feet – The midnight quake on 17 April

It always seems to start like a semi truck passing outside running at breakneck speed. Then it turns into something like a train passing outside your window pulling tankers of fuel oil – just enough shaking to wake you out … Continue reading

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The Cromwell ancestry of the only Pasco police officer to die in the line of duty

Alva Mead Jackson was awarded in 1998 a medal of honor by the State of Washington. He earned this honor by becoming the only police officer to die in the line of duty in the Columbia Basin city of Pasco, … Continue reading

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