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Chapter 8 Back to Marsham     We lost dear mum in nineteen fifty seven.  She died from cancer aged sixty four.  I was heartbroken.  Two years later, I married Jean.  A few years after being married, I took my wife Jean and my first born to Marsham to see...

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Killed in Action   I was just about leaving for work the next day, when a telegram arrived.  I didn't want to open it as they were always bad news.  My mind went back to the time when we received one telling us that Joe had been wounded.  I opened...

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Bočar is a village located in the Novi Bečej municipality, in the Central Banat District of Serbia.  Known in Hungarian as Bocsár, and in German as Botschar....

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 Brothers in Arms               In spring of nineteen forty four, Fred came home on leave, after completing his initial army training.  Just like Joe and Charlie, he had sprung up pretty quickly only more so.  He must have been about six foot two and he seemed to have filled...

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The Army Call Up In the May 1942, Joe received his call-up papers.  He too, just like Charlie, had to join the infantry (PBI) he had to do his initial six weeks training at Tidworth, in Hampshire.  Joe now being in the Rifle Brigade was always kept on his toes,...

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Moving Back to Bethnal Green     All us evacuees were given the choice to go back home, once we had reached the age of fourteen.  Fourteen was the age for leaving school and starting work.  My birthday being in March, meant that it wouldn't be long before I would...

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A Family at War   In the spring the following year, I suppose that I had been evacuated about eight months by then, another kind of evacuation was taking place.  Everybody seemed to be talking about Dunkirk.  Ted Clarke told me about how we were sending boats across the channel,...

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Evacuation to Marsham in Norfolk    We were ending summer nineteen-thirty nine and I was barely eleven years of age. There was talk of war.  Joe took me to a place somewhere along Old Bethnal Green Road, I think it was to one of the few schools that were in that...

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Us's & Co.  Bow and Bethnal Green   I have written this story, not in the pretence that I am a writer or even intend to be. But only to record to the best of my knowledge, certain events that have taken place. I have made a point of avoiding...

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PREFACE   “I have written this story, not in the pretence that I am a writer or even intend to be.  But only to record to the best of my knowledge, certain events that have taken place.  I have made a point of avoiding any form of guesswork or inventive...

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-- By Jane W. Topham            This month we are spotlighting a very prominent couple of Salem, Stephen M. and Linda B. Rees.  Stephen’s parents, Spencer and Luzenia Rees, lived in Loa, Utah and he was born in Salina where the nearest hospital was located.  Linda’s...

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Great question about traits that can be attributed to the next generation.    Without a doubt, it happened to my fathers 1st brother Bill (Boleslaw) Zukowski.   He was a muscian all of his life and retired with honors from playing with the Air Force Symphony based out of Washington,...

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Richard and LaNay Magoffin – By Jane Topham She was still there when he returned from his LDS mission.  Richard was born in San Diego, California on October 30, 1939.  His parents were Garold A. and Areletta C. Magoffin.  He had 2 older brothers and an older sister who died...

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            “I love to teach” was the response from Mavis Nybo.  Mavis was born in a hospital in Salt Lake on January 27, 1930 to Rulon Stromberg and Dorothy Banks Stromberg.  Her father was from Sweden and her mother was from Australia.  Her parents lived...

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What a charming lady Maxine Andrews is.  Maxine was born on September 18, 1927, to Ivan and Mabel Reid Dyreng.  She was born in her parent’s home in Manti, Utah.  She was the fifth child of three girls and five boys.  Maxine’s father was a Forest Ranger so they moved...

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Brent Alexander Cruz, Ph.D. has recently published “Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico”. This is what the newsletter of the GSHA is saying about this book: “This work starts with an explanation of the significance...
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We’d like to spotlight a volunteer, Barbara Wilson.   Barbara was born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngtown, Ohio on April 22, 1943 to Aloysius Michael and Emma Alvey Balog.  She has lived in Salem for 40 years.  She met her husband, Jay Lee Wilson, while dragging Payson Main Street.  They...

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          We’re going to start 2017 with Becky and Gary Warner.  Becky is the daughter of Harold and Ruth Lawrence.  She was born on March 31, 1955 in Springville.  Her parents lived in Salem at the time.  Becky was the youngest of ten children and the...

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What a special time of year for Carrie Ellen Dart.  For several Christmases she has made something for each one of her grandchildren and then lets them pick which one they want.       Carrie was born on June 29, 1943 to George Preston and Marva Twitchell Davis.  She was the...

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What a lovely lady “Dottie” Chamberlain is.  She was delivered by a midwife on April 11, 1923.  She was born in her parent’s home in Junction City, Kansas and was named Dorothy Taylor.  She is third to the oldest in her family with two brothers and one sister.             Growing...