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Seeking Family History


Dear Editor,

I am seeking those that might have information or are related to Francis (Frank Cleveland) Winder. My Grandfather, Frank, was born in June 1888 in Garfield, WA. He passed away in October 1953 at Walla Walla and is buried at the Dayton Cemetery. His first wife was Leona Van Blaricom – her name at time marriage was spelled, Lena Van Blaran-. Frank and Leona were married in October 1910. Their divorce was in 1915.

Frank again married in 1915 to Ethel Smith, and again in 1925 to Lola Myrick (Wilson) both in Dayton. Frank and Leona had three children. My mother, Olive Ann and two sons, John Melvin born in 1912, died by drowning in 1920, and Leo George born in 1913, died by accident with motor vehicle in 1916. Both are also buried at Dayton Cemetery.

My wife, Elizabeth, and I plan to be in Dayton on the 12th and 13th of September to visit and pay our respects to my Grandfather and Uncles at the Cemetery and take photos to add to our on-going VanBlaricom/Jasmin history, which dates back to 1550 in Blaricom Holland.

We would appreciate receiving any information relating to Francis Winder and any relations still in the area. Please call (503) 861-2030 or (503) 440-0086, send to email, or fax to (503) 861-2035, or mail to P.O. Box 1029 Warrenton, OR 97146. Those interested in my genealogy can see this by going to and punching in history and/or military background.

Thank you and God Bless.

Melvin (Mel) & Elizabeth (Betsy) Jasmin

Warrenton, Ore.


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