Susanne, John, Mike, Helen and Paul – ~ 1966

These are photos taken of Helen and Paul and Susanne, John and Mike back in 1966 around Christmas/New Years time. Somewhere in England Harrogate HarrogateHarrogate Helen on SS United States Helen/Paul on SS United States New Years 1967 Harrogate Helen with Lincoln Chair she Upholstered 1967 Helen and Paul on 1880 Train  General Custer Motor Lodge 1967

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Susanne Davies – More Photos

Here are some more photos of Susanne Helen, Susanne and Woody – Rotunda at USNA – Summer of 1960 John Davies and Helen & Susanne – at JFK’s gravesite – November 1963 John and Mike – Ferndale, MD – Fall of 1963 Susanne and Woody – Stapelton Airport – Denver – When Charlie left for USNA Mike and Helen […]

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William Wallace Cranston

Born in Woodstock, Ohio; Married Jennie Elizabeth Fulton 20 Mar 1866 in Urbana, Illinois; Died in Parsons, Kansas. Son of  Christopher Cranston and Irene Ward Nott Cranston. He was the brother of Charles Edward Cranston – Doc’s father. Therefore, William Wallace Cranston was Doc’s uncle. Nov 20, 1838 – Dec 7, 1907 Cranston was a Civil War Captain […]

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Photos of Helen – in the 1960’s

Helen and Paul in Edgemont Helen, Susanne and John – Liberty Bell – Philadelphia – November 1963 Helen – Tired after arriving in Ferndale, MD – November 1963 Helen – Looking at Alan Shepherd’s Mercury capsule at Smithsonian – November 1963Helen, Susanne, John and Mike – Washington, DC – November 1963Helen – Mercury Capsule – […]

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Helen and Paul Peterson

In 1960, Helen married Paul Peterson who grew up in Harding County in northwestern South Dakota. He operated a ranch and later owned the Peterson Implement Company in Buffalo, SD. He later was a banker in Edgemont, South Dakota.

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“Bess” has been published.

Bess has been published. It is HISTORICAL FICTION . . . based LOOSELY on the adventures of the real Bess.  The intent is to describe the adventures of the early homestead and the challenges faced by a young woman venturing out into the prairies of far southwestern North Dakota in the early 1900’s. Remember . […]

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“Marlaine’s Spaghetti”

This recipe is appropriate for all Cranstons!!  Easy to make . . . and delicious! Marlaine’s Spaghetti This recipe will serve four people generously. The important thing to remember with this recipe is to use excellent quality ingredients. Particularly important are the super fresh or sun-dried tomatoes, shitake mushrooms, fresh basil, ripe olives, Parmesan cheese […]

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Helen’s Sense of Humor

In the early 2000’s when Helen was in an “assisted living” home, I visited her a few times.   The first time I visited, she was telling me about some of the activities around the place.  And she had a BIG complaint.  “Charlie,” she said.  “This place isn’t much fun.  People around here are so […]

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Tip’s Story – Introduction by John Ashford ~ 2003

These pages are scanned from “Tip’s Story” written by John Ashford ~ 2003 They cover a lot of fun things about his early life and his memories – these are how he is communicating with us! All stories can be found by going to the MENU bar and clicking on “Tip’s Story.” Sidney “Tip” Melby All […]

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Woodstock, Ohio Cemetery – Cranstons

Thanks to Janice Opsahl, here is where John Cranston (from Rhode Island), his wife, Phoebe, Lora Parks (Christopher Cranston’s first wife), Josephine P. Cranston and Mary Cranston are buried.  The cemetery is in Woodstock, Ohio – near the place where John Cranston first settled.

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