You get the drift--boring stuff. So, I thought today I'd post instead about the paternal side of my family: The McCandless Men. Here they are, starting with my dad, and going back to my great-great-great grandfather.
My dad (whose information I will omit for privacy reasons):
That's my pa! (I've been in out in the boonies way too long).
Then, my grandfather, William "Bill" Calvert McCandless.
He was born in Greensburg, KS on Nov 2, 1917 and died Nov 17, 1987 of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
My great-grandfather is Calvert "Cal" Cotton McCandless.
Yes, his name was Calvert Cotton. He was named after his two grandmother's maiden names: Eliza Calvert and Nancy Cotton. Cal was born in Antrim, KS (a now-defunct town about 2 miles from my house) on March 27, 1892 and died on March 31, 1986.
My great-great-grandfather is William Alexander McCandless.
He was born July 13, 1866 in Cass County, Missouri and died July 16, 1952.
My great-great-great grandfather is George H McCandless. I never have been able to confirm was the "H" stood for.
He was born June 30, 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died October 16, 1886 of consumption and is buried less than two miles from where I now live.
I guess you could say that my family has been here for a little while...in fact, longer than they lived anywhere else (that I've found so far, anyway). Talk about roots!
Toto, I think we've been in Kansas for a while,