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Becky Jamison
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  • Canon City, CO
  • United States
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'Grace and Glory' Blog

There are Poets in my family

I have a small collection of poems written by my mother Ruby Flanders Craine and her brother Mervin Flanders. I recently realized some of my cousins from that family were not aware of this talent in our family. So I'm sharing them here for their benefit.

My twin brother has also authored many poems, but I'll keep them private for now. It's good to know that he inherited his creative talent from our mother. I inherited my strength for names, dates, organization and attention to detail from our father. But I didn't inherit much creative talent! 

Yes, I learned that actor James Ripley Osgood Perkins was named after my other cousin

Thanks to my second cousin Kate Keller, I have the answer to my question in my preceding post. I learned that a distant cousin was named James Ripley Osgood Perkins and I wondered how he might have been connected to another of my distant cousins, James Ripley Osgood. Kate alerted me to the article below: 
We can see in the highlighted area that James Ripley Osgood Perkins was named after James Ripley Osgood, a friend of his father's! I suspected that was the case and am happy to have learned the fact so quickly.

Here again are the charts that show how I'm related to each of these men. 
In the case of James Ripley Osgood Perkins, I'm a cousin connected to Deborah Lovejoy, wife of John Phelps. As we see in the chart for James Ripley Osgood, I'm connected this time through the same John Phelps, husband of Deborah Lovejoy! I love discovering these kinds of connections. Who would have ever thought one cousin was named after another cousin from separate families back in Boston in the late 1800s. Thank you, Kate, for alerting me to this news source! I never dreamed I'd get my questions answered so quickly.

How might my cousins James Ripley Osgood Perkins and James Ripley Osgood be connected?

This week,'s "We're Related" app showed me how actor Anthony Perkins is related to me. Here's the Relationship Chart.

I noticed that Anthony's father was named James Ripley Osgood Perkins (pictured below). A search on Wikipedia informed me of his acting career when he was known as "Osgood Perkins". He was born in West Newton, Massachusetts 16 May 1892.

His name caught my attention because I knew that I had a distant cousin named James Ripley Osgood. I've written about him and my connection to him previously in these posts: (1) We had lunch with cousin James R. Osgood, (2) The Osgood Name Gets my Attention, and (3) The Osgoods Keep Coming Back to Me.
This chart shows how I'm related to James Ripley Osgood: 
Of course when I saw these names, I wondered if or why James Ripley Osgood Perkins was named after Boston, MA publisher James Ripley Osgood. For what other reason would he have been given such a name? 

I don't have that answer yet, but I have a clue: Mr. Perkins was born in 1892 in West Newton, Massachusetts, which is located very near Boston, MA. And James Ripley Osgood died in 1892 in Boston, MA. I'm going to search newspapers from that time and place (if I get a chance) to see if Mr. J. R. O. Perkins' father, Henry Phelps Perkins might have been personally acquainted with Mr. J. R. Osgood. I'm almost certain there must have been a personal connection. I'll write about my findings when I know more. 

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Margheim, Koleber, Flanders, Becker, Strait, McMillan, Jamison, Haught, Roberts, King, Bell, Dale, Dietz, Jones, Smith, Marker, Hardin
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Germany, United States,
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started genealogy research to continue work done previously by family members. I wanted to know who my ancestors were and to learn their stories!
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?

Gramma's House: My Personal Life Blog

Besides my genealogy blog "Grace and Glory", which you can see at left, I write a blog focusing on my family and my personal life. You're welcome to come and visit me at "Gramma's House"

I've also posted my family photo albums at Picasa Web. You're welcome to take a look.

"We live as long as we're remembered"! (Russian proverb)

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At 12:49pm on March 26, 2011, Sherry Hightower gave Becky Jamison a gift
Hope you are having a great year so far! Please accept this little ribbon as my way of saying, while I may not visit GW much these days, I have not forgotten.
At 9:51am on August 25, 2010, Dee Shelton said…
My friend live in Cannon City CO. Her name is Patty Meigs. She is also addicted to Genealogy lol
At 6:56pm on July 31, 2010, Dee Shelton said…
Hi Becky;
I am glad to find someone else researching the Roberts family. You are my second Genealogy friend in Cannon City CO. Pat and I discovered that we are also cousins linked through my Allen family.

I will be very happy if you will accept me as your friend. I live in NC.

Thank you,

Dee Shelton
At 3:33pm on August 22, 2009, Monica Palmer said…
Hi Becky! I was excited to see someone else from Colorado! I've been to the main branch of Denver Public Library and looked at some of their resources... do you have any other suggestions for research in Colorado? Unfortunately, my ancestors are not from here. Mainly Ohio and California.
At 2:11pm on July 21, 2009, Kathryn Keller said…
Hey Becky. I just read your article in the World Vital Records Newsletter. Nice article.
At 2:56pm on July 13, 2009, Judith Richards Shubert said…
Hi there, Becky. Looks like this will be a pretty active site with a lot of positive results. Thanks for finding me.
At 10:51pm on July 11, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…
Becky..just saved this image to the computer. I'll work on it tomorrow
At 6:14pm on July 10, 2009, Carolyn Dunlap Franklin said…
Hi Becky!! This new site looks awsome!! I'm so glad we are friends! :)
At 7:08pm on July 8, 2009, Jeanie DiLeonardo said…
Becky, thank you for the friend request - I just learned about GenealogyWise minutes before I signed up, and to already get a friend request makes me feel welcome.
At 4:12pm on July 8, 2009, Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS said…
Thank you Becky for the friend request. :)




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