Lineage for Maureen

Here’s the lineage for Maureen. Not quite as complete but the information gathering exercise can be a bit onerous. If you have any additional info please share.

Lineage Chart for Maureen Murphy-Sklapsky


1
Brian MURPHY
Sharon MURPHY
Patricia MURPHY
Michael MURPHY
Frances MURPHY
Maureen Michelle MURPHY
b.
d.


2
Francis Edwin MURPHY (Father)
b.
m.
d.

Vivianne Helena GIBEAULT (Mother)
b.
d.


3
Leslie Michael MURPHY (Grandfather)
b. 31 Oct 1881, Silver Hill, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
m. 1922, Calgary, AB, Canada
d. 21 Oct 1964, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Amelia Louise LIBKE (Grandmother)
b. 21 Feb 1905, Edmonton, AB, Canada
d. 24 Mar 1977, , Alberta, Canada


4
John MURPHY (Great-Grandfather)
b.
m.
d.

Elsie Elizabeth FORBES (Great-Grandmother)
b. 15 Jan 1842, Banffshire, Scotland
d. 1911, Silver Hill, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada


5
Patrick MURPHY (2nd Great-Grandfather)
b. 1 Mar 1817, , County Kerry, Ireland
m. 12 Feb 1839, St. Mary’s Church, Milltown, Ireland
d. 2 Mar 1886, Silver Hill, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada

Nancy Anne MORIARTY (2nd Great-Grandmother)
b. 1 Jan 1818, , County Kerry, Ireland
d. 21 Oct 1886, Silver Hill, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada


6
Patrick MURPHY Sr. (3rd Great-Grandfather)
b.
m.
d.

Mary LATCHFORD (3rd Great-Grandmother)
b.
d.

Sklapsky Family Lineage

Ok, here’s something a little different. I recognize that I have been a tad remiss in including any family information on this “Sklapsky family” site. To rectify that I generated a “Lineage Chart” for me and posted it below. This is a listing of my direct ancestors up the Sklapsky side, starting with me as 1, my Dad as 2, his Dad 3 etc.. If you see any of your kin on here you’ll know where you fit in.

I will likely do the same for Maureen’s side, and may expand on some of the family members. I have to think about the process though, to see what will work best.

This method of information is somewhat like I envisioned when I created the site, however I am still quite cognizant of privacy and need to be careful of what information is divulged.

I also created a page for this and put it under the “Genealogy” heading in the menu.

Lineage Chart for Dwayne Sklapsky


1
Dwayne Cameron SKLAPSKY
b.
d.
Brenda Elayne SKLAPSKY


2
Muriel Joyce SKLAPSKY
George SKLAPSKY
Dallas Ray SKLAPSKY (Father)
b.
m.
d.
Louise SKLAPSKY
Audrey SKLAPSKY (1938- )
Eugene SKLAPSKY
Verla SKLAPSKY

Janna Alice OLSEN (Mother)
b.
d.


3
Sharlotte May SKLAPSKY (1896-Abt 1970)
Hilda Lillian SKLAPSKY (1898-1976)
Frank Joseph SKLAPSKY Jr. (Grandfather)
b. 4 Jun 1900, Flint, Michigan, USA
m.
d. Abt 1971, Berwyn, Alberta, Canada
George Tester SKLAPSKY (1902-1960)
John S. (baby) SKLAPSKY (1904-1905)
Virgel Stuart SKLAPSKY (1905-1980)
Thelma SKLAPSKY (1907-1957)
Fred Martin SKLAPSKY (1909-1995)
Norman Byrnes (Hans) SKLAPSKY (1911-1963)
Bainard Vernon SKLAPSKY (1915-1983)
Pearl Norma SKLAPSKY (1917-1995)

Bernice Gertrude REEVES (Grandmother)
b. 18 Feb 1907, Hildreth, , Nebraska, USA
d. 14 May 1994, Peace River, Alberta, Canada


4
Frank Joseph SKLAPSKY Sr. (Great-Grandfather)
b. 12 Mar 1874, East Saginaw, Michigan, USA
m. 2 Mar 1895
d. 28 Mar 1958
Frederick SKLAPSKY (1876-1879)
Jenny SKLAPSKY (1878-1917)
Anna Olive SKLAPSKY (1881-1966)

Arletta Levisea TESTER (Great-Grandmother)
b. 22 Sep 1877, , ON, Canada
d.


5
Joseph SKLAPSKY (2nd Great-Grandfather)
b. Jul 1850, , , Germany
m. 20 Apr 1873, East Saginaw, Michigan, USA
d. 7 May 1895

Mary Ann NOVAK (2nd Great-Grandmother)
b.
d.

Time Flies

I’ve made some headway with Charles Reeves memoir, as far as copying the text to this site. I’m about halfway now and with luck I get about 5 pages per day. That translates to about 20 something more days at that rate.

I think I mentioned that I went with my Mom to a writers exhibition called the Tucson Book Fair and on our layover in Vancouver I was fortunate to meet a couple of family members, albeit family members a bit removed. One of the ladies I had been emailing back and forth with, exchanging family information. Fay H., the distant cousin, invited me to her home to share with me some of her family history. She had also invited my Great-Aunt Delores to join us, the wife of one of Charles Reeves sons. What a great treat to meet and talk to both of them.

Delores has since given me the contact information of one of her nieces, Noreen, the holder of the original Charles Reeves memoir. I will certainly get in touch with her to talk family. Maybe she’ll lend me some photos to copy and put on here.

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I took some photos the other day of a nearby creek. I was playing with the shutter speed and trying to get the motion of the water to blur and was partially successful. I think I need another run at it to perfect. These were taken at 1/10 of a second, I think at least a second or so exposure might be better. Apparently the slower the shutter speed the better.

rushing creek, creek
Rushing Creek

The picture below is the same creek just a different location and a wider view.

creek, rushing creek
Another Rushing Creek

Time Flies

I’ve made some headway with Charles Reeves memoir, as far as copying the text to this site. I’m about halfway now and with luck I get about 5 pages per day. That translates to about 20 something more days at that rate.

I think I mentioned that I went with my Mom to a writers exhibition called the Tucson Book Fair and on our layover in Vancouver I was fortunate to meet a couple of family members, albeit family members a bit removed. One of the ladies I had been emailing back and forth with, exchanging family information. Fay H., the distant cousin, invited me to her home to share with me some of her family history. She had also invited my Great-Aunt Delores to join us, the wife of one of Charles Reeves sons. What a great treat to meet and talk to both of them.

Delores has since given me the contact information of one of her nieces, Noreen, the holder of the original Charles Reeves memoir. I will certainly get in touch with her to talk family. Maybe she’ll lend me some photos to copy and put on here.

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I took some photos the other day of a nearby creek. I was playing with the shutter speed and trying to get the motion of the water to blur and was partially successful. I think I need another run at it to perfect. These were taken at 1/10 of a second, I think at least a second or so exposure might be better. Apparently the slower the shutter speed the better.

rushing creek, creek
Rushing Creek

The picture below is the same creek just a different location and a wider view.

creek, rushing creek
Another Rushing Creek

Old Family photos, New Family photos

I just added a few more Old Family photos to the Genealogy folder in the Gallery. Some you may have seen before.

I have a number of photos I downloaded for the Federspiel family, among others, but have not posted those yet. Until I get some family trees put onto this site they likely won’t mean much to anyone. I still have to wrap my head around how we are all connected, whether Reeves, Novak, Federspiel, Lott, or whomever. It’s become a large family.

So look at your leisure, I’ll post more when they’re organized.

I also put up some photos from Madden’s 1st birthday.

Update to Genealogy Research

Progress has been a tad slow on the genealogy front, although I have made a few contacts and avenues I can pursue. My challenge is that I have too many interests in life and go in too many directions at once.

I’m still trying to connect the dots from Joseph Sklapsky’s arrival here in North America to his departure country in Europe. One of the genealogy sites I visit has provided a contact that is very helpful with both ideas and European resource websites I can use to follow the clues. See the Blog page “Links to Genealogy Sites” for those sites.

I’m also fortunate enough to make contact with a couple other family members (Fay and Angel) that are doing, or have done, research on different “branches” of the Sklapsky tree.  Stay tuned to see where that leads.

Reeves updates

The Reeves memoir project is not dead.  Just seems like it.

spending time here,updates
spending time here

I’ve been spending a bit of time lately getting the last of the scanned pages (of the Reeves memoir) into editable text, using an optical character recognition (OCR) program. I’m just using an OCR program that comes as part of Windows Office and it works pretty well.

It’s still somewhat tedious but is getting the job done. There are still a number of transcription errors and some missing words etc. so the document will continue to need work to make it fully ‘postable’.  I hope to have another section or two ready for posting today.

I’ve also made contact with a couple other fellow genealogists, if I can call myself that.  One, Loren D. from Rochester MN, has done a bunch of stuff of the Hoberg/Hogberg side, which is Charles Reeves wife’s maiden name. The other is Fay H. who lives in the Abbotsford BC area. She is also connected through Charles wife’s sister.  Boy does it get convoluted sometimes.

So I will putter away at this, fitting it in around the many other things I want to do.

Family History

As I said somewhere, either in this blog or on the Sklapsky.ca site, my intent is to research and display some of our family history. I have a vague sense of how I want this data to display, how I would like the information to be shown so it can be enjoyed by all. Saying that I guess it should also go without saying that I have to be cognizant of personal and family privacy and in no way do I want to overstep that boundary.

All that said I have received a copy of our Great Grandfather Charles Walter Reeves memoir, prepared (handwritten) originally by him in 1955. Subsequent to that (I’m told) it was typed, on a typewriter, by his daughter Eleanor while he was living with her and her husband Pearl.

I will post sections of that memoir as I proof and edit them, as during the conversion from typed to electronic there were a number of errors in character recognition and punctuation etc.. The sections will be all be in a new Category called Genealogy, reached from the menu bar at the top.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.