Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

Sunday’s Obituary – The Death of a Child

As a mother myself, when I hear about the death of a child it brings terror to my heart.  It physically hurts to think about a child dying.  I have been thinking about this alot today because a young girl … Continue reading

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I ain’t dead yet

Originally posted on SaveEveryStep:
Mother’s Day cometh. My eldest son just turned 12. My millennium baby has managed to suck up 12 years of my life without me hardly noticing the time pass. Was there even a life before Motherhood?…

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Saturday’s Surname – Gotcher

Gotcher is one of those really fun names to research.  It can be spelled and pronounced a myriad of different ways.  Also helpful is the fact that my grandpa Gotcher never really talked about his family history.  He didn’t leave … Continue reading

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Life’s a Journey series, Week 2: School Pictures

I believe this was my third grade portrait.  Believe it or not this was before my awkward stage – my fourth, fifth and sixth grade pictures were hideous and I never could figure out why my parents paid for them. … Continue reading

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“Life’s a Journey” series. Week 1: My earliest baby photo

This photo was taken within the first 2 months of my life.  My mom is holding me on the porch of the boys’ dorm that they were dorm parents in at Red Bird Mission, Kentucky.  I always thought it was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Aviator Boy

I love this picture.  I don’t know who this boy is but there were several pictures of him in my Grandma Gotcher’s box of pictures and he likes to wear the aviator hat and goggles.

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Mystery Monday – Maria Artlysia Boblit Tracy’s second marriage

Last summer I discovered that my great great grandmother, Maria Artlysia Boblit Tracy remarried after my great great grandfather John Edward Tracy died in 1896.  After digging around I found she remarried July 4, 1900 a John Burwell Forbes.  At … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Charles Gotcher

Here is the obituary for my great grandfather, Charles Gotcher.  He died in a car wreck, August 16, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Wordless Wednesday – picture taken 1899 in Lushton, Nebraska

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Tuesday’s Tip – The Help of Others

One of the most important things I learned last year in my Genealogy Research is how much I can learn by reaching out to other Genealogists or History buffs.  Sometimes it feels like genealogy research can be an independent, isolated … Continue reading

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