Mom worked almost continuously
researching our Family Tree from her retirement from public work in 1979 to about
1995. Her idea was to be able to share the history of our
family with others. It all started out to be a simple
history of the direct line of her ancestors in the Somers
Family, but as time went by it grew into much much more. Not
only did she research the Somers / Summers families, but
continued on to gather information and to research the Whitesell
family as well. Both the Summers / Somers and the Whitesell
families are related to each other at several branches of the
tree. The amount of family information that she gathered
inspired me to continue her work today. I give all the
credit to her for taking the time to do the foot work collecting
and recording the family genealogy information.
I cannot forget my Dad either.
He was a very patient man when it came to Mom's work on the
family tree. He always replied with his unique laugh when
Mom told stories of her travels and findings.
The smiles that
Mom had on her face were viewed by so many people that she met
along the way.
Those smiles that I have seen many many times, will remain in my mind forever.
Thank You Mama for your time,
trouble, dedication and most of all your Love.
Whitesell, Somers and Related Families