Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ancestral Spotlight

Because Mom & Dad's blog is more of a Family History blog I thought I'd spotlight different family members that we have learned about and share the stories and inspiration our ancestors have left us. Everyone has a story we can learn from, why not begin with those who came before us. I will try and put out weekly spotlights, we'll see how it goes. So I'll start with an ancestor that many might not be familiar with.
Cassius Monroe Webster

b. 1 Nov 1851 in Jersey Co, Illinois
d. 13 Feb 1941 in Visalia, California
m. 21 Sept 1871 in Pike Co., IL to Annie Mary Howard

Cassius and Mary had 13 children, only about 5 living through adulthood. He is the 2nd great grandfather to Dad (Rick). Cassius worked for the California National Park Services and co-founded Crystal Cave in the Kings Canyon National Park. He and a co-worker were fishing on their day off and came upon a cave. As they investigated they found something truely remarkable.

Two summers ago Trent and I took the kids to go see the findings of their 4th great grandfather and it really is a neat place to visit. It's kind of fun to say "Hey, my grandfather discovered that," knowing hundreds of people go and visit.


Kim said...

I think M&D should learn the updated and current ways of technology of keeping touch, and update their blog with something a little.....bit more exciting!! kiddin', kiddin

Christa said...

I almost fell off my chair when I saw the blog had been updated after 6 months!!! Great job, Brenna!