Thursday, February 26, 2015

Our Cousins are Married to Each Other

I happily made another discovery today that one of my cousins was married to one of my husband's cousins.
My husband Larry Jamison is a 5th cousin 2 times
removed of Charles S. Bickerstaff.
I am a 2nd cousin once removed of
Rachel Dietz. 

You can see that Rachel Dietz (1921-2007), my cousin, was married to Charles Bickerstaff (1923-2008), my husband's cousin.
Memorial Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jean ღ
Record added: Dec 29, 2007 
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Memorial Created by: John F Covey
Record added: Aug 21, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 29219240
Charles's obituary from FindAGrave: 
Memorial services for 1st Sgt. (retired) Charles "Chuck" Bickerstaff, 84, of Junction City, Kan., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 630 S. Eisenhower Dr., Junction City, Kan.The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday a the Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at Wakeeney, Kan. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel 203 N. Washington. Mr. Bickerstaff passed away Sunday (July 20, 2008) at Mercy in Manhattan, Kan. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 630 S. Eisenhower Dr., Junction City, Kan., 66441. He was born August 8, 1923, in Grant Town, the son of Martin and Hazel "Tennant" Bickerstaff. He graduated from Fairmont High School with the class of 1941. He married Rachel Dietz on May 16, 1945 at Olympia, Wash. His wife Rachel preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2007. They moved to Junction City in May 1966. Mr. Bickerstaff served 22 years in the U.S. Army and served his country during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In addition to five bronze stars, a silver star, a meritorious medal, he received other commendations. Upon retirement from the military, he was a salesman for Modern Woodman of America. Mr. Bickerstaff was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and numerous civic organizations. He was a Hixson Award recipient and past president of the noon Kiwanis, past commander of the VFW, past commander of the American Legion, and a member of the Salvation Army board. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Martin Jr., Richard and Roger. Survivors include his daughter Constance Sue Collins, of Van, Texas; his sons Charles Ludwig, of Dixon, Ill., and Henry Martin and his wife Harriet, of Alva, Okla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; his brothers M. John and Thomas E.; and sisters Ivah Mae Haught, Ida Virginia Stalnaker, and Helen Patricia Law.

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