We can see that another daughter of Jim Jones, by his first wife Minnie Kite, was Katherine Jones, who married Homer Dyer. Katherine and Homer had a son Paul, who married Julitta Elsen. Paul and Julitta's son was Steve Dyer.
As I grew up, we visited frequently with, and were close friends of Paul and Julitta and their family. Since I lived with my dad and step-mother I really felt like Steve Dyer was my cousin.
|Julitta Elsen Dyer|
|Steve Dyer with daughters Justine (left) and Maleah |
(2nd from left), granddaughter Leah (standing)
and my dad Ernest Margheimseated in front.
The chart at the bottom of the illustration shows that Barbara Smith Schwartz is MY second cousin. Her father Wilmer Smith was the son of Edna Becker and Ray R Smith. Edna's sister was Nannie Becker, wife of Milo Flanders. Nannie and Milo were the parents of my mother Ruby Flanders.
|Left to right: Mabel (Becker) Lillich, Esta |
(Becker) Batchman, Lew Becker, Edna (Becker)
Smith, Bert Becker, Nannie (Becker) Flanders
It's surely hard for any reader to understand the significance of this discovery and these connections. It's one of those cases where "you had to be there". I can't begin to explain the division between my two families...my mother/step-father and my father/step-mother. Because of hard feelings, the division was wider than the parted Red Sea. As I grew up, I thought of them as two separate worlds, with no connection except for me and my twin brother Dennis. We were the joining link.
|Dennis, Becky, Phyllis, Ernest Margheim 1965|
|Left to right back row: Becky, Dennis, and |
Diane (Mason) Margheim, Don and Ruby
(Flanders, Margheim) Craine; Front row
left to right Jill, Jenice and Julie Craine,