Lots of things have happened in our family on June 16th. My 9th great grandmother, Alice (Richards) Bradford, was born in 1627; 9th great grandfather, Thomas Orton, married Margaret (perhaps Pell) in Windsor, Connecticut in 1641; and widowed 7th great grandmother, Elizabeth Janse (Douwz) Van Eps, married Teunis Pieterse Viele in 1693 in Albany, New York.
|Image from www.ancestry.com U.S Dutch Reformed Church Records from Selected States 1660-1926|
Dad had hoped that Trude would arrive before his leave was up and he had to return to the ship. As we all know, babies arrive on their own schedules and Trude had her own schedule from the beginning. Dad had to leave before she arrived on June 16th weighing 8 pounds 14 ounces.
|Trude in her Mother's arms circa June 1954, Newberg, Oregon|
|Trude circa 1955 LaHabra, California|
|From left sisters Leslie "Peggy", Trude and Cecily at home in LaHabra circa 1959|
|Celebrating her 18th birthday at home in Willingboro, N.J.|