Navy Jane Bauman has been added to the family tree. She is the daughter of Joe and Jamie (McCord) Bauman and was born June 1st. Her tree goes like this Joe and Jamie d/o Jim and Jackie McCord, s/o Bea (White) and Bill McCord d/o Walt and Effie (Bell) White, s/o Alex and Mary Ella (Hess) White.
The White/McCord’s are having a family gathering August 16, 2014, so if you are interested you should plan on attending and let Ruth (McCord) Blanas know, by contacting her on Facebook.
Ruth McCord Blanas has organized a family reunion for Walter and Effie (Bell) White’s children and families. It will be in Bethlehem, PA on August 16th, 2014. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ruth and let her know. She will need a head count.
Don’t wait for a personal invitation just plan to come. You can also contact me via this website and I will pass it along to Ruth.
Well, another report of sad news. Aunt Bea McCord passed away at the age of 91 years on September 29th, 2013. She was the last of 3 children of Walter and Effie (Bell) White. The family will have a memorial service October 19th in Troy, PA and she will be buried in the White family plot in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Many students will remember her as a physical education or science teacher in the Troy Area School District. She was a lifelong member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and many other organizations in the area.
I can hardly believe that I have known Aunt Bea for so many years. She read books to me and introduced me to “Horton Hatches an Egg” and Beatrix Potter books. As a kid I probably thought she wrote those as I thought Grandma White (E.B. White – Effie Bell White) wrote “Charlotte’s Web”. It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I realized E.B. White was a man.
Growing up in Snedekerville with the McCord cousin’s was a very special time that created a bond between our families that very few people of this age are able to have. We are now spread across the country, but times like these we are back together and can reminisce about our days in Sned.