All four years of Grandfather Greene’s Phoenix high school yearbooks have been digitized by Ancestry. Despite finding them last fall, I recently took another look at all four books, and came across a wonderful new discovery.
Veronica Victoria Dorris (1883-1982), called “Ronnie” by family and friends, was my husband’s great grandmother. This good southern Christian lady moved to the wild west Arizona Territory, away from her parents and family home in Mississippi. She married, raised her children, and spent the rest of her life in Arizona.
Jeff’s grandfather, William Wallace Greene, was counted twice on the 1930 U.S. census–with his parents and sister at their family home in Phoenix, Arizona, and also alone in San Francisco, California, while away there for school.
Sharing an autobiography written by my husband’s grandfather. Born in Arizona Territory, William Wallace Greene went on to Stanford medical school, because a surgeon, and served in WWII.
My husband’s grandparents William Wallace Greene and Jean Alice from Harless married in Maricopa County, Arizona on 18 May 1933.
1940 US Census image courtesy of FamilySearch.org. Click on the image for a larger view. After last week’s 1940 US Census discovery on Ancestry of my grandfather Michael Flanagan’s census record, I decided to hop on FamilySearch.org tonight to see what states they have indexed, and was quite pleased to see that Arizona is already fully […]
My husband’s father, as a toddler, in his sailor stripes. I haven’t had much time for research the past few weeks, but I will continue to at least share old family photos until I resume my research. Since I shared a photo of my dad last week, this week’s Family Photos Friday submission is a […]