Author Archives: Rosanna Ward

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted wife of 20 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 8-year-old son and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eight years. Her mission at Tulsa Homeschool Happenings is to provide a “one-stop” local community hub online that will help homeschooling families in our area fulfill their individual missions while connecting with the greater homeschooling community.

Thankful Thursday – Digitized Photos

Today I would like to express my thanks to those that digitize and share their old pictures.  After my Grandma Gotcher died in 1998, I wondered what was going to happen to all of the old pictures that Grandma had … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Marshall Parmenter Family

original in possession of Larry McConaughy

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Tombstone Tuesday – Joseph Rusler

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For this Tombstone Tuesday I am sharing the Rusler Children Marker and tombstones from the Council Cemetery in York County, Nebraska.  In the middle of the cemetery in the middle of an overgrown bush is a marker that reads Rusler Children. … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Rusler

I have been working on the Rusler branch of my family for awhile now.  Thursday I wrote about Frank E Rusler and today I am going to attempt to write what little I know about Charles August Rusler. Charles was … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces from the Past – Curious Lushton, Nebraska Picture

This picture has always fired my imagination.  The back says Lushton, Nebraska 1899.  Lushton was a small farm town.  What were all these men doing in town? Why were they lined up down main street? Why are they all dressed … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – In Search of Family Stories

This post is written with Thanks to Susan Murphy.  I have finished writing about Michael Anthony Rusler and Augusta Erxleben’s ancestors so now I turn my “pen” to writing about their children.  My problem has been that I don’t have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Cafe in Mountain View, Oklahoma

This cafe in Mountain View, Oklahoma was owned by Henry and Effie Banks.  Henry and Effie were my husband’s Great Grandparents.  This photo was probably taken in the 1930s.

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Tombstone Tuesday – Where will I be laid to rest?

As a genealogist, death doesn’t bother me.  The dying part does, but not death.  I love wandering around cemeteries. And I spend time thinking about the problem of where I will be laid to rest.  As a Christian I realize … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday – Ann Tracy Watt letter

I have tried to transcribe this as written.  The paper is old and writing is faded.   I believe this letter was written to my Great Great Grandmother Maria Artlysia (Aunt Lissa) who was Ann’s sister in law, married to … Continue reading

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Census Sunday – Leo and Mabel Gotcher

I was one of those that counted down the days to the release of the 1940 census.  One of the first couples I looked for was my Grandpa and Grandma Gotcher.  I was curious to see where they lived and … Continue reading

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