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Susan Morgan (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jun 2001 2:56PM GMT
am looking for any information along with my sister lisa blessing on our grandparents.
Our grandfather Benjamin Whittingham who married pauline elizabeth shively and had 5 children-ben,dave,mary,john, and jim. pauline whittingham passed away in 1943.

Re: Whittingham

David Selenske (View posts)
Posted: 1 Feb 2002 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Susan,
My name is David Selenske. We may be related. My grandpa Ben Whittingham married a Mammi Hamilton. They have children by the names of John, James (my dad), and sue. I know my grandpa was somehow related to the Shively's and Macaroy's and Morgan's.

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Susan (View posts)
Posted: 2 Feb 2002 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
David, me may be linked but I believe the same Ben I am locating is perhaps a different one this is the background I can give you. Ben Whittingham and a Pauline Elizabeth Shively were married and had 5 children-Ben, James, John (who just passed away bless his heart Jan 2002 and was only
in early 60's, (bad heart)). there was also David my father and My aunt Susie whose first name is Mary (still trying to figure this out my half sister and I on my fathers side (lisa blessing) are trying to get this mystery put together. Now Pauline passes away in 1947 I believe and my father David was around 5-7 years old and oddly enough Ben let a couple by the name of Jeannie and David William Morgan adopt him but
only he was adopted I feel there is some connection to this couple to whittingham maybe cousins-I have heard her referenced as Aunt Jean though I called her Grandma-great lady. Well anyway I can not even find anything out the family after Pauline's death moved to Illinois, why I do not know. Whittingham name is extremely hard to trace and I really have not researched as well as I could but-we should trace back as much as we know until we know for sure there is no connection. thanks so much for the email.

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Posted: 7 Jul 2002 9:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Susan this is Michelle (Johns Daughter) David is Uncle Jims son Jim was married to Theasa and Divorised early 70's then remarried to Mr .Selenske. This is info from Uncle Jim I saw him in Jan.2002 Because of Dad's funeral I also saw Dave Morgan and Bro- Benjamin and Sis Sue/Mary any wayI saw pics of Davids S wedding and I have to say he looks alot like my dear dad WoW If you want you can call me I gave Lisa my tele# and add. My e-mail is Sperry_N_me@yahoo Looking forward to hearing from any of you
Michelle Whittingham-Reed
p.s. Sis Dawn and I are going to Scotland in Sept to do extensive research I will keep you all posted on what I find
take care

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Dawn Whittingham Avisado (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2002 6:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whittingham
Hello to all my researching family members.....
Michelle and I are back from bonnie Scotland and boy was that an adventure. We did find some interesting things while traveling about the countryside.
Our Great Grandfather (Ben's dad) Served in WW1,belonging to the "Cameron Highlanders" he was killed in action at the age of 31 in France. Michelle and I went to the Mitchell Library in Glasglow and researched his information. We also found out the his parents were possibly married in Daziel Wales dating back to 1883 or 1886.Sounds like another trip for us. Anyway, we were able to confirm this information about his war activities. While we were in Edinburgh, we thought the great castle would be worth our while.And it was. The castle was beautiful, and within it was this Hall of Honour. And much to our surprise, we found out that on July 14th, 1927 the prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) opened this memorial to the Scottish dead of the 1914-17 Great War and guess who's name and information was memorialized in these fabulous leather bound reference plaques. You got it, our Great Grandfather. What a wonderful thing that was to experience that. It did help to see it in print. We sat for quite awhile reflecting on our own fathers untimely death at the age of 62. Thinking mostly how unfortunate it was that his father died at the age of 57 and even his grandfather dieing at the age of 31. Life's been short for our family. Maybe that's why it's been hard to track down.
We did end up going to Grandpa's old neighborhood in Motherwell and it was fun to imagine was it was like back in the 20's. Locals had said the town has changed much over time. Well I'm signing off for now. I'll let you know more if we do decide to go up the tree another level to research our Great Great Grandparents. (our trip to Wales)

Dawn Whittingham-Avisado
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