Welcome to the family side of the web site. Here are an unsorted set of pictures, text and other material. It's a bit of an online family album.
|Bill's Resume. The picture was taken on the Alaska Cruise in 2002. Click on the picture if you want to read the resume.|
|Mary Louise's business is ML's Creations. This picture was taken at Walt Disney World's Whoop-de-do in 1997. A larger version is with her Biography page. An earlier picture taken on a 1993 visit to San Diego is on the ML's Creations home page.|
|On the other side of Mary Louise family we found the manifest for her Great Grandmother Mary Jones Amos (pronounced Aa - muss with her Grandfather George Thomas sneaking into the country with the family as George Amos. The family entries are on lines 13 through 19. The photo is of the ship Germanic on which they arrived. They were on their way to visit her father John Jones. Mary's first child, Mary Louise's Grandmother Elizabeth Jones is not with the party.|
|Here's the Reese family on Bill's father's side. At a birthday party in 2001 we had the four latest of the direct decendants of the two Williams in this picture (the third generation was missing) and the younger of the two Williams descended from the young lady Ethel. Our source noted the names in the frame; across the back are William, John, David and Thomas. In the front is Ethel with her father (William) and mother.|
|Bill's Ancestors and Relatives from the Merrell/Merrill
homestead in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. The photo was taken in 1909
according to Glenn Merrill, our source.
Thomas and Mary's son James died at age 7 in 1881.
Thomas and Mary's son Jesse died around 1903. The widow Esther George Merrill and children Thomas Arthur, Stanley Hobson, Louis and ???? moved to Wilkes-Barre.
Arthur, brother and benefactor of Jesse's family, had moved away. We believe he attended Stanford and eventually settled and was buried in Piedmont California.
Great Great Grandmother, Mary A. Price (born 9 December 1844), who married Thomas Webb Merrell (sic) on 10 April 1862 in Espy. They lived in Lower Lime Ridge, Columbia County at that time. Thomas was born 1 March 1841. Mary died 11 March 1904 and Thomas died 29 March 1916. They are buried in creveling Cemetary in Almedia, PA.
Their nine childern (in order) are Jesse E., William P., Minnie E., Arthur M., James M., Jennie M., Ernest S., Clyde L. and Charles C..
|Bill's Grandfather taught brass here during the day and played in the theatre at night..|